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+<-- Begin file 1 of 26: Letter A (Version 0.46)
+
+ This file is part 1 of the GNU version of
+ The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
+ Also referred to as GCIDE
+ * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
+
+GCIDE is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
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+
+ This dictionary was derived from the
+ Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
+ Version published 1913
+ by the C. & G. Merriam Co.
+ Springfield, Mass.
+ Under the direction of
+ Noah Porter, D.D., LL.D.
+
+ and from
+ WordNet, a semantic network created by
+ the Cognitive Science Department
+ of Princeton University
+ under the direction of
+ Prof. George Miller
+
+ and is being updated and supplemented by
+ an open coalition of volunteer collaborators from
+ around the world.
+
+ This electronic dictionary is the starting point for an
+ongoing project to develop a modern on-line comprehensive encyclopedic
+dictionary, by the efforts of all individuals willing to help build a
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+ Last edit January 16, 2002.
+
+ -->
+
+<p><q>A dictionary containing a natural history requires too many <qex>hands</qex>, as well as too much time, ever to be hoped for.</q> <rj><qau>Locke.</qau></rj></p>
+
+
+<p><centered><point26>NUMBERS.</point26></centered></p>
+
+
+<p><hw>0</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>indicating the absence of any or all units under consideration; -- representing the number zero as an Arabic numeral</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> zero</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>1</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>used of a single unit or thing; not two or more; -- representing the number one as an Arabic numeral</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> one, i, ane</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>1-dodecanol</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <def>An insoluble solid alcohol (<chform>C12H25OH</chform>) with an unbranched paraffin chain, used to make detergents, such as sodium lauryl sulfate.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> lauryl alcohol</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>1-hitter</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>a baseball game in which one team's pitchers allow the opposing team only one hit.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> one-hitter</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>1st-class</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>a class mail comprising letters, postcards, and other mail sealed against inspection, having a higher priority than second, third, or fourth-class mail; -- it is the highest class of mail not handled in a special manner, as is registered or priority mail.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> first-class, first-class mail, 1st-class mail</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>10</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>denoting a quantity consisting of one more than nine and one less than eleven; -- representing the number ten as Arabic numerals</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> ten, x</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>100</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>the Arabic numerals representing the number one hundred; denoting a quantity consisting of one more than ninety nine and one less than one hundred and one; ten times ten</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> hundred, a hundred, one hundred, c</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>1000</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>denoting a quantity consisting of one more than nine hundred ninety nine and one less than one thousand and one; -- representing the number one thousand as Arabic numerals</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> thousand, a thousand, one thousand, m, k</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>1000th</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>coming next after the nine hundred ninety-ninth in a series</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> thousandth</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>10th</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>coming next after the ninth in a series</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> tenth</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>100th</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>coming next after the ninety-ninth in a series</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> hundredth, centesimal</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>11</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>denoting a quantity consisting of one more than ten and one less than twelve; -- representing the number eleven as Arabic numerals</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> eleven, xi</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>11-plus</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>an examination taken by 11 and 12 year old students to select suitable candidates for grammar school.</def> <mark>[formerly in England]</mark><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> eleven-plus</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>11th</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>coming next after the tenth in a series</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> eleventh</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>12</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>denoting a quantity consisting of 12 items or units; -- representing the number twelve as Arabic numerals</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> twelve, xii, dozen</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>12th</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>coming next after the eleventh in a series</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> twelfth</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>13</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>denoting a quantity consisting of one more than twelve and one less than fourteen; -- representing the number thirteen as Arabic numerals</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> thirteen, xiii</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>13th</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>coming next after the twelfth in a series</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> thirteenth</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>14</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>denoting a quantity consisting of one more than thirteen and one less than fifteen; -- representing the number fourteen as Arabic numerals</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> fourteen, xiv</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>14th</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>coming next after the thirteenth in a series</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> fourteenth</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>15</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>denoting a quantity consisting of one more than fourteen and one less than sixteen; -- representing the number fifteen as Arabic numerals</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> fifteen, xv</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>15th</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>coming next after the fourteenth in a series</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> fifteenth</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>16</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>denoting a quantity consisting of one more than fifteen and one less than seventeen; -- representing the number sixteen as Arabic numerals</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> sixteen, xvi</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>16th</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>coming next after the fifteenth in a series</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> sixteenth</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>17</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>denoting a quantity consisting of one more than sixteen and one less than eighteen; -- representing the number seventeen as Arabic numerals</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> seventeen, xvii</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>17th</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>coming next after the sixteenth in a series</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> seventeenth</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>18</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>one more than seventeen; denoting a quantity consisting of one more than seventeen and one less than nineteen; -- representing the number eighteen as Arabic numerals</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> eighteen, xviii</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>18th</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>coming next after the seventeenth in a series</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> eighteenth</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>19</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>one more than eighteen; denoting a quantity consisting of one more than eighteen and one less than twenty; -- representing the number nineteen as Arabic numerals</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> nineteen, xix</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>19th</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>coming next after the eighteenth in a series</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> nineteenth</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>1st</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>preceding all other objects or events in order, time, or importance; occurring before all other members of a series.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> first</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>2</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>denoting a quantity consisting of one more than one; one plus one more; -- representing the number two as an Arabic numeral</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> two, ii</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>2-hitter</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>a game in which a pitcher allows the opposing team only 2 hits.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> two-hitter</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>20</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>one more than nineteen; denoting a quantity consisting of twenty items or units; -- representing the number twenty as Arabic numerals</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> twenty, xx, score</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>20th</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>coming next after the nineteenth in a series</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> twentieth</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>21</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>one more than twenty; twenty plus one more; denoting a quantity consisting of twenty-one items or units; -- representing the number twenty-one as Arabic numerals</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> twenty-one, xxi</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>21st</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>coming next after the twentieth in a series</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> twenty-first</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>22</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>one more than twenty-one; denoting a quantity consisting of twenty-two items or units; -- representing the number twenty-two as Arabic numerals</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> twenty-two, xxii</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>22nd</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>coming next after the twenty-first in a series</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> twenty-second</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>23</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>one more than twenty-two; denoting a quantity consisting of twenty-three items or units; -- representing the number twenty-three as Arabic numerals</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> twenty-three, xxiii</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>23rd</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>coming next after the twenty-second in a series</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> twenty-third</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>24</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>one more than twenty-three; denoting a quantity consisting of twenty-four items or units; -- representing the number twenty-four as Arabic numerals</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> twenty-four, xxiv</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>24/7</hw> <pos>adj. & adv.</pos> <pr>(tw<ecr/n"t<emac/f<ocir/r-s<ecr/v"<eit/n)</pr> <ety>[From <ets>24</ets> hours per day, <ets>7</ets> days per week.]</ety> <def>Without interruption; non-stop; continuous; <as>as, the computer manufacturer provides <ex>24/7</ex> technical help</as>.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> twenty-four-seven, 7/24</syn><br/
+[<source>PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>24th</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>coming next after the twenty-third in a series</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> twenty-fourth</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>25</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>one more than twenty-four; denoting a quantity consisting of twenty-five items or units; -- representing the number twenty-five as Arabic numerals</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> twenty-five, xxv</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>25th</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>coming next after the twenty-fourth in a series</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> twenty-fifth</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>26</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>denoting a quantity consisting of twenty-six items or units; -- representing the number twenty-six as Arabic numerals</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> twenty-six, xxvi</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>26th</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>coming next after the twenty-fifth in a series</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> twenty-sixth</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>27</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>denoting a quantity consisting of twenty-seven items or units; -- representing the number twenty-seven as Arabic numerals</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> twenty-seven, xxvii</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>27th</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>coming next after the twenty-sixth in a series</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> twenty-seventh</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>28</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>denoting a quantity consisting of twenty-eight items or units; -- representing the number twenty-eight as Arabic numerals</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> twenty-eight, xxviii</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>28th</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>coming next after the twenty-seventh in a series</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> twenty-eighth</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>29</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>denoting a quantity consisting of twenty-nine items or units; -- representing the number twenty-nine as Arabic numerals</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> twenty-nine, xxix</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>29th</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>coming next after the twenty-eighth in a series</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> twenty-ninth</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><mhw><hw>2d</hw> <hw>2nd</hw></mhw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>coming next after the first in position in space or time or degree or magnitude</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> second, 2nd</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>3</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>one more than two; denoting a quantity consisting of three items or units; -- representing the number three as an Arabic numeral</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> three, iii</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>30</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>one more than twenty-nine; three times ten; denoting a quantity consisting of thirty items or units; -- representing the number thirty as an Arabic numeral</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> thirty, xxx</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>30th</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>coming next after the twenty-ninth in a series</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> thirtieth</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>3rd</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>coming next after the second in a series</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> third, tertiary</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>4</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>one more than three; denoting a quantity consisting of four items or units; -- representing the number four as an Arabic numeral</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> four, iv</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>4-hitter</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>a game in which a pitcher allows the opposing team 4 hits.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> four-hitter</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>40</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>one more than thirty-nine; four times ten; denoting a quantity consisting of fourty items or units; -- representing the number fourty as an Arabic numeral</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> forty, xl, twoscore</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>40th</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>coming next after the thirty-ninth in position</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> fortieth</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>4th</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>coming next after the third in position</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> fourth, quaternary</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>4to</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>the size of a book whose pages are made by folding a sheet of paper twice to form four leaves.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> quarto</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>5</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>one more than four; denoting a quantity consisting of five items or units; -- representing the number five as an Arabic numeral</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> five, v</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>5-hitter</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>a game in which a pitcher allows the opposing team 5 hits.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> five-hitter</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>50</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>one more than fourty-nine; five times ten; denoting a quantity consisting of fifty items or units; -- representing the number fifty as an Arabic numeral</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> fifty, l</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>500</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>one more than four hundred ninety-nine; five times one hundred; denoting a quantity consisting of five hundred items or units; -- representing the number five hundred as Arabic numerals</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> five hundred, d</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>50th</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>coming next after the fourty-ninth in a series</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> fiftieth</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>5th</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>coming next after the fourth in a series</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> fifth</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>6</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>one more than five; denoting a quantity consisting of six items or units; -- representing the number six as an Arabic numeral</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> six, vi, half dozen, half a dozen</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>60</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>one more than fifty-nine; denoting a quantity consisting of sixty items or units; -- representing the number sixty as an Arabic numeral</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> sixty, lx, threescore</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><h1>60 minutes</h1> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> hour, hr</syn> <def>a period of time equal to 1/24th of a day.</def><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn><br/
+<def>a 1-hour television program broadcast once weekly on the CBS television network since the 1970's. Its format is that of a "news magazine" treating typically three topics during each show, plus occasional commentary.</def> <mark>[Proper name]</mark><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> Sixty Minutes</syn><br/
+[<source>PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>60th</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>coming next after the fifty-ninth in a series</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> sixtieth</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>6th</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <def>Coming next after the fifth in a series</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> sixth</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>7</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <def>One more than six; constituting or denoting a quantity consisting of seven items or units; -- representing the number seven as an Arabic numeral</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> seven, vii</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>7/24</hw> <pos>adj. & adv.</pos> <def>Same as <er>24/7</er>.</def><br/
+[<source>PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>70</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>one more than sixty-nine; denoting a quantity consisting of seventy items or units; -- representing the number sevent as an Arabic numeral</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> seventy, lxx</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>70th</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>coming next after the sixty-ninth in a series</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> seventieth</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>7th</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>coming next after the sixth in a series</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> seventh</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>8</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>one more than seven; denoting a quantity consisting of eight items or units; -- representing the number eight as an Arabic numeral</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> eight, viii</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>80</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>one more than seventy-nine and one less than eighty-one; denoting a quantity consisting of eighty items or units; -- representing the number eighty as Arabic numerals</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> eighty, lxxx, fourscore</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>80th</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>coming next after the seventy-ninth in a series</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> eightieth</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>8th</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>coming next after the seventh in a series</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> eighth</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>9</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>one more than eight and one less than ten; denoting a quantity consisting of nine items or units; -- representing the number nine as an Arabic numeral</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> nine, ix</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>90</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>one more than eighty-nine and one less than ninety-one; denoting a quantity consisting of ninety items or units; -- representing the number ninety as Arabic numerals</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> ninety, xc</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>90th</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>coming next after the eighty-ninth in a series</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> ninetieth</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>9th</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>coming next after the eighth and just before the tenth in position</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> ninth</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>3-D</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>a movie with images having three dimensional form or appearance.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> three-D, 3D</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>3-hitter</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>a game in which a pitcher allows the opposing team only 3 hits.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> three-hitter</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>8vo</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>the size of a book whose pages are made by folding a sheet of paper three times to form eight leaves.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> octavo, eightvo</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><-- p. 1 --></p>
+
+<p><centered><point26>A.</point26></centered></p>
+
+<p><hw>A</hw> <pr>(<it>named \'be in the English, and most commonly \'84 in other languages</it>)</pr>. <def>The first letter of the English and of many other alphabets. The capital A of the alphabets of Middle and Western Europe, as also the small letter (a), besides the forms in Italic, black letter, etc., are all descended from the old Latin A, which was borrowed from the Greek <spn>Alpha</spn>, of the same form; and this was made from the first letter (<?/) of the Ph\'d2nician alphabet, the equivalent of the Hebrew <xex>Aleph</xex>, and itself from the Egyptian origin. The <xex>Aleph</xex> was a consonant letter, with a guttural breath sound that was not an element of Greek articulation; and the Greeks took it to represent their vowel <xex>Alpha</xex> with the \'84 sound, the Ph\'d2nician alphabet having no vowel symbols.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>This letter, in English, is used for several different vowel sounds. See <xex>Guide to pronunciation</xex>, <sect/<sect/ 43-74. The regular long <it>a</it>, as in <xex>fate</xex>, etc., is a comparatively modern sound, and has taken the place of what, till about the early part of the 17th century, was a sound of the quality of \'84 (as in <xex>far</xex>).<br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Mus.)</fld> <def>The name of the sixth tone in the model major scale (that in C), or the first tone of the minor scale, which is named after it the scale in A minor. The second string of the violin is tuned to the A in the treble staff. -- A sharp (A<sharp/) is the name of a musical tone intermediate between A and B. -- A flat (A<flat/) is the name of a tone intermediate between A and G.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>A per se</b></col> <ety>(L. <ets>per se</ets> by itself)</ety>, <cd>one pre\'89minent; a nonesuch.</cd> <mark>[Obs.]</mark></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>O fair Creseide, the flower and <qex>A per se</qex><br/
+Of Troy and Greece.</q> <rj><qau>Chaucer.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A</hw> <pr>(<adot/ <it>emph.</it> <amac/)</pr>. <sn>1.</sn> <ety>[Shortened form of <ets>an</ets>. AS. \'ben one. See <er>One</er>.]</ety> <def>An adjective, commonly called the indefinite article, and signifying <xex>one</xex> or <xex>any</xex>, but less emphatically.</def> \'bdAt <xex>a</xex> birth\'b8; \'bdIn <xex>a</xex> word\'b8; \'bdAt <xex>a</xex> blow\'b8. <au>Shak.</au> <note>It is placed before nouns of the singular number denoting an individual object, or a quality individualized, before collective nouns, and also before plural nouns when the adjective <xex>few</xex> or the phrase <xex>great many</xex> or <xex>good many</xex> is interposed; <as>as, <ex>a</ex> dog, <ex>a</ex> house, <ex>a</ex> man; <ex>a</ex> color; <ex>a</ex> sweetness; <ex>a</ex> hundred, <ex>a</ex> fleet, <ex>a</ex> regiment; <ex>a</ex> few persons, <ex>a</ex> great many days.</as> It is used for <xex>an</xex>, for the sake of euphony, before words beginning with a consonant sound [for exception of certain words beginning with <xex>h</xex>, see <er>An</er>]; <as>as, a table, <ex>a woman</ex>, <ex>a</ex> year, <ex>a</ex> unit, <ex>a</ex> eulogy, <ex>a</ex> ewe, <ex>a</ex> oneness, such <ex>a</ex> one, etc.</as> Formally <xex>an</xex> was used both before vowels and consonants.</note><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <ety>[Originally the preposition <ets>a</ets> (<ets>an</ets>, <ets>on</ets>).]</ety> <def>In each; to or for each; <as>as, \'bdtwenty leagues <ex>a</ex> day\'b8, \'bda hundred pounds <ex>a</ex> year\'b8, \'bda dollar <ex>a</ex> yard\'b8, etc.</as></def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A</hw> <pr>(<adot/)</pr>, <pos>prep.</pos> <ety>[Abbreviated form of <ets>an</ets> (AS. <ets>on</ets>). See <er>On</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>In; on; at; by.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> \'bd<xex>A</xex> God's name.\'b8 \'bdTorn <xex>a</xex> pieces.\'b8 \'bdStand <xex>a</xex> tiptoe.\'b8 \'bd<xex>A</xex> Sundays\'b8 <au>Shak.</au> \'bdWit that men have now <xex>a</xex> days.\'b8 <au>Chaucer.</au> \'bdSet them <xex>a</xex> work.\'b8 <au>Robynson (More's Utopia).</au><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>In process of; in the act of; into; to; -- used with verbal substantives in <xex>-ing</xex> which begin with a consonant. This is a shortened form of the preposition <xex>an</xex> (which was used before the vowel sound); as in <xex>a</xex> hunting, <xex>a</xex> building, <xex>a</xex> begging.</def> \'bdJacob, when he was <xex>a</xex> dying\'b8 <au>Heb. xi. 21.</au> \'bdWe'll <xex>a</xex> birding together.\'b8 \'bd It was <xex>a</xex> doing.\'b8 <au>Shak.</au> \'bdHe burst out <xex>a</xex> laughing.\'b8 <au>Macaulay.</au> <note>The hyphen may be used to connect <xex>a</xex> with the verbal substantive (as, <xex>a</xex>-hunting, <xex>a</xex>-building) or the words may be written separately. This form of expression is now for the most part obsolete, the <xex>a</xex> being omitted and the verbal substantive treated as a participle.</note><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A</hw>. <ety>[From AS. <ets>of</ets> off, from. See <er>Of</er>.]</ety> <def>Of.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> \'bdThe name of John <xex>a</xex> Gaunt.\'b8 \'bdWhat time <xex>a</xex> day is it ?\'b8 <au>Shak.</au> \'bdIt's six <xex>a</xex> clock.\'b8 <au>B. Jonson.</au><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A</hw>. <def>A barbarous corruption of <xex>have</xex>, of <xex>he</xex>, and sometimes of <xex>it</xex> and of <xex>they</xex>.</def> \'bdSo would I <xex>a</xex> done\'b8 \'bd<xex>A</xex> brushes his hat.\'b8 <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A</hw>. <def>An expletive, void of sense, to fill up the meter</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>A merry heart goes all the day,<br/
+Your sad tires in a mile-<qex>a</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A-</hw>. <def>A, as a prefix to English words, is derived from various sources. (1) It frequently signifies <xex>on</xex> or <xex>in</xex> (from <xex>an</xex>, <xex>a</xex> forms of AS. <xex>on</xex>), denoting a state, as in <xex>a</xex>foot, on foot, <xex>a</xex>bed, <xex>a</xex>miss, <xex>a</xex>sleep, aground, <xex>a</xex>loft, <xex>a</xex>way (AS. <xex>onweg</xex>), and analogically, <xex>a</xex>blaze, <xex>a</xex>tremble, etc. (2) AS. <xex>of</xex> off, from, as in <xex>a</xex>down (AS. <xex>ofd<umac/ne</xex> off the <xex>dun</xex> or hill). (3) AS. \'be- (Goth. <xex>us-</xex>, <xex>ur-</xex>, Ger. <xex>er-</xex>), usually giving an intensive force, and sometimes the sense of <xex>away</xex>, <xex>on</xex>, <xex>back</xex>, as in <xex>a</xex>rise, <xex>a</xex>bide, <xex>a</xex>go. (4) Old English <xex>y-</xex> or <xex>i-</xex> (corrupted from the AS. inseparable particle <xex>ge-</xex>, cognate with OHG. <xex>ga-</xex>, <xex>gi-</xex>, Goth. <xex>ga-</xex>), which, as a prefix, made no essential addition to the meaning, as in aware. (5) French <xex>\'85</xex> (L. <xex>ad</xex> to), as in <xex>a</xex>base, <xex>a</xex>chieve. (6) L. <xex>a</xex>, <xex>ab</xex>, <xex>abs</xex>, from, as in <xex>a</xex>vert. (7) Greek insep. prefix <alpha/ without, or privative, not, as in <xex>a</xex>byss, <xex>a</xex>theist; akin to E. <xex>un-</xex>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><note>Besides these, there are other sources from which the prefix <ex>a</ex> takes its origin.</note><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A 1</hw> <pr>(<amac/ w<ucr/n)</pr>. <def>A registry mark given by underwriters (as at Lloyd's) to ships in first-class condition. Inferior grades are indicated by A 2 and A 3.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><note><ex>A 1</ex> is also applied colloquially to other things to imply superiority; prime; first-class; first-rate.</note><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>a.u.</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn><fld>(Astron.)</fld> <def>the unit of length equal to the mean distance of the Earth from the sun, about 93 million miles (150 million kiometers); -- used almost exclusively in astronomy, or to describe astronomical distances.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> astronomical unit, AU, A.U.</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>AA</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>acronym for <er>Associate in Arts</er>, a college degree granted for successful completion of a two-year course of study in arts or general topics.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> Associate in Arts</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def><org>Alcoholics Anonymous</org>.</def> <mark>[Acronym.]</mark><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>Aam</hw> <pr>(<add/m <it>or</it> <aum/m)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[D. <ets>aam</ets>, fr. LL. <ets>ama</ets>; cf. L. <ets>hama</ets> a water bucket, Gr. <?/]</ety> <def>A Dutch and German measure of liquids, varying in different cities, being at Amsterdam about 41 wine gallons, at Antwerp 36\'ab, at Hamburg 38\'ac.</def> <altsp>[Written also <asp>Aum</asp> and <asp>Awm</asp>.]</altsp><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>aard"vark`</hw> <pr>(<aum/rd"v<aum/rk`)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[D., earth-pig.]</ety> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>An edentate mammal, of the genus <gen>Orycteropus</gen> (<spn>Orycteropus afer</spn>), somewhat resembling a pig, common in some parts of Southern Africa. It is a nocturnal <isa>ungulate</isa>, burrows in the ground with its powerful claws, and feeds entirely on ants and termites, which it catches with its long, extensile, slimy tongue. It is the sole extant representative of the order <ord>Tubulidentata</ord>.</def> <altsp>[Spelled also <asp>Aard-vark</asp>.]</altsp> <br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b>ant bear, anteater, <spn>Orycteropus afer</spn>, oryctere, orycterope</syn><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source> <source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>Aard"-wolf`</hw> <pr>(<aum/rd"w<oocr/lf)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[D, earth-wolf]</ety> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>A carnivorous, striped, quadruped mammal (<spn>Proteles cristata</spn>, formerly <spn>Proteles Lalandii</spn>), of South Africa, resembling the fox and hyena. It feeds chiefly on insects. See <er>Proteles</er>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source> <source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><mhw>{ <hw>Aa*ron"ic</hw> <pr>(<asl/*r<ocr/n"<icr/k)</pr>, <hw>Aa*ron"ic*al</hw> <pr>(-<icr/*k<ait/l)</pr>, }</mhw> <pos>a.</pos> <def>Pertaining to Aaron, the first high priest of the Jews.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Aar"on's rod`</hw> <pr>(<acir/r"<ucr/nz r<ocr/d`)</pr>. <ety>[See Exodus vii. 9 and Numbers xvii. 8]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <fld>(Arch.)</fld> <def>A rod with one serpent twined around it, thus differing from the caduceus of Mercury, which has two.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>A plant with a tall flowering stem; esp. the great mullein, or hag-taper, and the golden-rod.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>AAS</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>an associate degree conferred for successful studies in applied science.</def><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>AAAS</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>the <org>American Association for the Advancement of Science</org>, an organization with headquarters in Washington, D.C. Its goal is to advance the physical and social sciences, and it publishes a weekly journal <jour>Science</jour>, with original research articles as well as reviews and commentary.</def> <mark>[Acronym.]</mark><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> <org>American Association for the Advancement of Science</org>.</syn>
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>aas</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>a loose sleeveless outer garment made from aba cloth; worn by Arabs.</def> <hypen>overgarment, outer garment</hypen><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab-</hw> <pr>(<acr/b)</pr>. <ety>[Latin prep., etymologically the same as E. <ets>of</ets>, <ets>off</ets>. See <er>Of</er>.]</ety> <def>A prefix in many words of Latin origin. It signifies <xex>from</xex>, <xex>away</xex> , <xex>separating</xex>, or <xex>departure</xex>, as in <xex>ab</xex>duct, <xex>abs</xex>tract, <xex>abs</xex>cond. See <er>A-</er>(6).</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>Ab</hw> <pr>(<acr/b)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Of Syriac origin.]</ety> <def>The fifth month of the Jewish year according to the ecclesiastical reckoning, the eleventh by the civil computation, coinciding nearly with August.</def> <rj><au>W. Smith.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>Ab"a*ca</hw> <pr>(<acr/b"<adot/*k<adot/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[The native name.]</ety> <def>The Manila-hemp plant (<spn>Musa textilis</spn>); also, its fiber. See <cref>Manila hemp</cref> under <er>Manila</er>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bac"i*nate</hw> <pr>(<adot/*b<acr/s"<icr/*n<amac/t)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <ety>[LL. <ets>abacinatus</ets>, p. p. of <ets>abacinare</ets>; <ets>ab</ets> off + <ets>bacinus</ets> a basin.]</ety> <def>To blind by a red-hot metal plate held before the eyes.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bac`i*na"tion</hw> <pr>(<adot/*b<acr/s`<icr/*n<amac/"sh<ucr/n)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The act of abacinating.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>Ab`a*cis"cus</hw> <pr>(<acr/b`<adot/*s<icr/s"k<ucr/s)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <grk>'abaki`skos</grk>, dim of <grk>'a`bax</grk>. See <er>Abacus</er>.]</ety> <fld>(Arch.)</fld> <def>One of the tiles or squares of a tessellated pavement; an abaculus.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"a*cist</hw> <pr>(<acr/b"<adot/*s<icr/st)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[LL <ets>abacista</ets>, fr. <ets>abacus</ets>.]</ety> <def>One who uses an abacus in casting accounts; a calculator.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*back"</hw> <pr>(<adot/*b<acr/k")</pr>, <pos>adv.</pos> <ety>[Pref. <ets>a-</ets> + <ets>back</ets>; AS. <ets>on b\'91c</ets> at, on, or toward the back. See <er>Back</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Toward the back or rear; backward.</def> \'bdTherewith <xex>aback</xex> she started.\'b8 <rj><au>Chaucer.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Behind; in the rear.</def> <rj><au>Knolles.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <fld>(Naut.)</fld> <def>Backward against the mast; -- said of the sails when pressed by the wind.</def> <rj><au>Totten.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>To be taken aback</b></col>. <sd>(a)</sd> <cd>To be driven backward against the mast; -- said of the sails, also of the ship when the sails are thus driven.</cd> <sd>(b)</sd> <cd>To be suddenly checked, baffled, or discomfited.</cd> <rj><au>Dickens.</au></rj></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"ack</hw> <pr>(<acr/b"<ait/k)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>An abacus.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>B. Jonson.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*ac"ti*nal</hw> <pr>(<acr/b*<acr/k"t<icr/*n<ait/l)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>ab</ets> + E. <ets>actinal</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>Pertaining to the surface or end opposite to the mouth in a radiate animal; -- opposed to <contr>actinal</contr>.</def> \'bdThe aboral or <xex>abactinal</xex> area.\'b8 <rj><au>L. Agassiz.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*ac"tion</hw> <pr>(<acr/b*<acr/k"sh<ucr/n)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Stealing cattle on a large scale.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*ac"tor</hw> <pr>(-t<etil/r)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L., fr. <ets>abigere</ets> to drive away; <ets>ab</ets> + <ets>agere</ets> to drive.]</ety> <fld>(Law)</fld> <def>One who steals and drives away cattle or beasts by herds or droves.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>A*bac"u*lus</hw> <pr>(<adot/b*<acr/k"<usl/*l<ucr/s)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos>; <plu><it>pl.</it> <plw>Abaculi</plw> <pr>(-l<imac/)</pr>.</plu> <ety>[L., dim. of <ets>abacus</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Arch.)</fld> <def>A small tile of glass, marble, or other substance, of various colors, used in making ornamental patterns in mosaic pavements.</def> <rj><au>Fairholt.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"a*cus</hw> <pr>(<acr/b"<adot/*k<ucr/s)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos>; E. <plu><it>pl.</it> <plw>Abacuses</plw> ; L. pl. <plw>Abaci</plw> <pr>(-s<imac/)</pr>.</plu> <ety>[L. <ets>abacus</ets>, <ets>abax</ets>, Gr. <grk>'a`bax</grk>]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>A table or tray strewn with sand, anciently used for drawing, calculating, etc.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A calculating table or frame; an instrument for performing arithmetical calculations by balls sliding on wires, or counters in grooves, the lowest line representing units, the second line, tens, etc. It is still employed in China.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <fld>(Arch.)</fld> <sd>(a)</sd> <def>The uppermost member or division of the capital of a column, immediately under the architrave. See <er>Column</er>.</def> <sd>(b)</sd> <def>A tablet, panel, or compartment in ornamented or mosaic work.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>A board, tray, or table, divided into perforated compartments, for holding cups, bottles, or the like; a kind of cupboard, buffet, or sideboard.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>Abacus harmonicus</b></col> <fld>(Mus.)</fld>, <cd>an ancient diagram showing the structure and disposition of the keys of an instrument.</cd> <rj><au>Crabb.</au></rj></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"a*da</hw> <pr>(<acr/b"<adot/*d<adot/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Pg., the female rhinoceros.]</ety> <def>The rhinoceros.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Purchas.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bad"don</hw> <pr>(<adot/*b<acr/d"d<ucr/n)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Heb. <ets>\'bebadd\'d3n</ets> destruction, abyss, fr. <ets>\'bebad</ets> to be lost, to perish.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>The destroyer, or angel of the bottomless pit; -- the same as Apollyon and Asmodeus.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Hell; the bottomless pit.</def> <mark>[Poetic]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>In all her gates, <qex>Abaddon</qex> rues<br/
+Thy bold attempt.</q> <rj><qau>Milton.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*baft"</hw> <pr>(<adot/*b<adot/ft")</pr>, <pos>prep.</pos> <ety>[Pref. <ets>a-</ets> on + OE. <ets>baft</ets>, <ets>baften</ets>, <ets>biaften</ets>, AS. <ets>be\'91ftan</ets>; <ets>be</ets> by + <ets>\'91ftan</ets> behind. See <er>After</er>, <er>Aft</er>, <er>By</er>.]</ety> <fld>(Naut.)</fld> <def>Behind; toward the stern from; <as>as, <ex>abaft</ex> the wheelhouse</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>Abaft the beam</b></col>. <cd>See under <er>Beam</er>.</cd></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*baft"</hw>, <pos>adv.</pos> <fld>(Naut.)</fld> <def>Toward the stern; aft; <as>as, to go <ex>abaft</ex></as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bai"sance</hw> <pr>(<adot/*b<amac/"s<ait/ns)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[For <ets>obeisance</ets>; confused with F. <ets>abaisser</ets>, E. abase.]</ety> <def>Obeisance.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Jonson.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bai"ser</hw> <pr>(<adot/*b<amac/"s<etil/r)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Ivory black or animal charcoal.</def> <rj><au>Weale.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><-- p. 2 --></p>
+
+<p><hw>A*baist"</hw> <pr>(<adot/*b<amac/st")</pr>, <pos>p. p.</pos> <def>Abashed; confounded; discomfited.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Chaucer.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*al"ien*ate</hw> <pr>(<acr/b*<amac/l"y<eit/n*<amac/t; 94, 106)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>abalienatus</ets>, p. p. of <ets>abalienare</ets>; <ets>ab</ets> + <ets>alienus</ets> foreign, alien. See <er>Alien</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <fld>(Civil Law)</fld> <def>To transfer the title of from one to another; to alienate.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To estrange; to withdraw.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>To cause alienation of (mind).</def> <rj><au>Sandys.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*al`ien*a"tion</hw> <pr>(-<amac/l`y<eit/n*<amac/"sh<ucr/n)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>abalienatio</ets>: cf. F. <ets>abali\'82nation</ets>.]</ety> <def>The act of abalienating; alienation; estrangement.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>Ab`a*lo"ne</hw> <pr>(<acr/b`<adot/*l<omac/"n<esl/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>A univalve mollusk of the genus <gen>Haliotis</gen>. The shell is lined with mother-of-pearl, and used for ornamental purposes; the sea-ear. Several large species are found on the coast of California, clinging closely to the rocks.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>abampere</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fr>1</fr> <fld>(Electricity)</fld> <def>a unit of electrical current equal to 10 amperes.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> abamp</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*band"</hw> <pr>(<adot/*b<acr/nd")</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <ety>[Contracted from <ets>abandon</ets>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To abandon.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q> Enforced the kingdom to <qex>aband</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Spenser.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To banish; to expel.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Mir. for Mag.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*ban"don</hw> <pr>(<adot/*b<acr/n"d<ucr/n)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Abandoned</conjf> <pr>(-d<ucr/nd)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Abandoning</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[OF. <ets>abandoner</ets>, F. <ets>abandonner</ets>; <ets>a</ets> (L. <ets>ad</ets>) + <ets>bandon</ets> permission, authority, LL. <ets>bandum</ets>, <ets>bannum</ets>, public proclamation, interdiction, <ets>bannire</ets> to proclaim, summon: of Germanic origin; cf. Goth. <ets>bandwjan</ets> to show by signs, to designate OHG. <ets>ban</ets> proclamation. The word meant to proclaim, put under a ban, put under control; hence, as in OE., to compel, subject, or to leave in the control of another, and hence, to give up. See <er>Ban</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To cast or drive out; to banish; to expel; to reject.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>That he might . . . <qex>abandon</qex> them from him.</q> <rj><qau>Udall.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Being all this time <qex>abandoned</qex> from your bed.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To give up absolutely; to forsake entirely ; to renounce utterly; to relinquish all connection with or concern on; to desert, as a person to whom one owes allegiance or fidelity; to quit; to surrender.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Hope was overthrown, yet could not be <qex>abandoned</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>I. Taylor.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>Reflexively: To give (one's self) up without attempt at self-control; to yield (one's self) unrestrainedly; -- often in a bad sense.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>He <qex>abandoned</qex> himself . . . to his favorite vice.</q> <rj><qau>Macaulay.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>4.</sn> <fld>(Mar. Law)</fld> <def>To relinquish all claim to; -- used when an insured person gives up to underwriters all claim to the property covered by a policy, which may remain after loss or damage by a peril insured against.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- To give up; yield; forego; cede; surrender; resign; abdicate; quit; relinquish; renounce; desert; forsake; leave; retire; withdraw from.</syn> -- <usage><er>To Abandon</er>, <er>Desert</er>, <er>Forsake</er>. These words agree in representing a person as <xex>giving up</xex> or <xex>leaving</xex> some object, but differ as to the mode of doing it. The distinctive sense of abandon is that of giving up a thing absolutely and finally; as, to abandon one's friends, places, opinions, good or evil habits, a hopeless enterprise, a shipwrecked vessel. <xex>Abandon</xex> is more widely applicable than <xex>forsake</xex> or <xex>desert</xex>. The Latin original of <xex>desert</xex> appears to have been originally applied to the case of deserters from military service. Hence, the verb, when used of <ex>persons</ex> in the active voice, has usually or always a bad sense, implying some breach of fidelity, honor, etc., the leaving of something which the person should rightfully stand by and support; as, to <ex>desert</ex> one's colors, to <ex>desert</ex> one's post, to <ex>desert</ex> one's principles or duty. When used in the passive, the sense is not necessarily bad; as, the fields were <ex>deserted</ex>, a <ex>deserted</ex> village, <ex>deserted</ex> halls. <ex>Forsake</ex> implies the breaking off of previous habit, association, personal connection, or that the thing left had been familiar or frequented; as, to forsake old friends, to <ex>forsake</ex> the paths of rectitude, the blood <ex>forsook</ex> his cheeks. It may be used either in a good or in a bad sense.</usage><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*ban"don</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[F. <ets>abandon</ets>. fr. <ets>abandonner</ets>. See <er>Abandon</er>, <pos>v.</pos>]</ety> <def>Abandonment; relinquishment.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>A`ban`don"</hw> <pr>(<adot/`b<aum/N`d<ocir/N")</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[F. See <er>Abandon</er>.]</ety> <def>A complete giving up to natural impulses; freedom from artificial constraint; careless freedom or ease.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*ban"doned</hw> <pr>(<adot/*b<acr/n"d<ucr/nd)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Forsaken, deserted.</def> \'bdYour <xex>abandoned</xex> streams.\'b8 <rj><au>Thomson.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Self-abandoned, or given up to vice; extremely wicked, or sinning without restraint; irreclaimably wicked ; <as>as, an <ex>abandoned</ex> villain</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- Profligate; dissolute; corrupt; vicious; depraved; reprobate; wicked; unprincipled; graceless; vile.</syn> -- <usage><er>Abandoned</er>, <er>Profligate</er>, <er>Reprobate</er>. These adjectives agree in expressing the idea of great personal depravity. <er>Profligate</er> has reference to open and shameless immoralities, either in private life or political conduct; as, a <er>profligate</er> court, a <er>profligate</er> ministry. <er>Abandoned</er> is stronger, and has reference to the searing of conscience and hardening of heart produced by a man's giving himself wholly up to iniquity; as, a man of <er>abandoned</er> character. <er>Reprobate</er> describes the condition of one who has become insensible to reproof, and who is morally abandoned and lost beyond hope of recovery.</usage><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>God gave them over to a <qex>reprobate</qex> mind.</q> <rj><qau>Rom. i. 28.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*ban"doned*ly</hw>, <pos>adv.</pos> <def>Unrestrainedly.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*ban`don*ee"</hw> <pr>(<adot/*b<acr/n`d<ucr/n*<emac/")</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Law)</fld> <def>One to whom anything is legally abandoned.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*ban"don*er</hw> <pr>(<adot/*b<acr/n"d<ucr/n*<etil/r)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>One who abandons.</def> <rj><au>Beau. & Fl.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*ban"don*ment</hw> <pr>(-m<eit/nt)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Cf. F. <ets>abandonnement</ets>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>The act of abandoning, or the state of being abandoned; total desertion; relinquishment.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The <qex>abandonment</qex> of the independence of Europe.</q> <rj><qau>Burke.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Mar. Law)</fld> <def>The relinquishment by the insured to the underwriters of what may remain of the property insured after a loss or damage by a peril insured against.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <fld>(Com. Law)</fld> <sd>(a)</sd> <def>The relinquishment of a right, claim, or privilege, as to mill site, etc.</def> <sd>(b)</sd> <def>The voluntary leaving of a person to whom one is bound by a special relation, as a wife, husband, or child; desertion.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>Careless freedom or ease; abandon.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark> <rj><au>Carlyle.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>A*ban"dum</hw> <pr>(<adot/*b<acr/n"d<ucr/m)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[LL. See <er>Abandon</er>.]</ety> <fld>(Law)</fld> <def>Anything forfeited or confiscated.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"a*net</hw> <pr>(<acr/b"<adot/*n<ecr/t)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>See <er>Abnet</er>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>A*ban"ga</hw> <pr>(<adot/*b<acr/<nsm/"g<adot/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Name given by the negroes in the island of St. Thomas.]</ety> <def>A West Indian palm; also the fruit of this palm, the seeds of which are used as a remedy for diseases of the chest.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><mhw>{ <hw>Ab`an*na"tion</hw> <pr>(<acr/b`<acr/n*n<amac/"sh<ucr/n)</pr>, <hw>Ab`an*nition</hw> <pr>(<acr/b`<acr/n*n<icr/sh"<ucr/n)</pr>, }</mhw> <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[LL. <ets>abannatio</ets>; <ets>ad</ets> + LL. <ets>bannire</ets> to banish.]</ety> <fld>(Old Law)</fld> <def>Banishment.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Bailey.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab`ar*tic`u*la"tion</hw> <pr>(<acr/b`<aum/r*t<icr/k`<usl/*l<amac/"sh<ucr/n)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>ab</ets> + E. <ets>articulation</ets> : cf. F. <ets>abarticulation</ets>. See <er>Article</er>.]</ety> <fld>(Anat.)</fld> <def>Articulation, usually that kind of articulation which admits of free motion in the joint; diarthrosis.</def> <rj><au>Coxe.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*base"</hw> <pr>(<adot/*b<amac/s")</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Abased</conjf> <pr>(<adot/*b<amac/st")</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Abasing</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[F. <ets>abaisser</ets>, LL. <ets>abassare</ets>, <ets>abbassare</ets> ; <ets>ad</ets> + <ets>bassare</ets>, fr. <ets>bassus</ets> low. See <er>Base</er>, <pos>a.</pos>]</ety><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>1.</sn> <def>To lower or depress; to throw or cast down; <as>as, to <ex>abase</ex> the eye</as>.</def> <mark>[Archaic]</mark> <rj><au>Bacon.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Saying so, he <qex>abased</qex> his lance.</q> <rj><qau>Shelton.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To cast down or reduce low or lower, as in rank, office, condition in life, or estimation of worthiness; to depress; to humble; to degrade.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Whosoever exalteth himself shall be <qex>abased</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Luke xiv. ll.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- To <er>Abase</er>, <er>Debase</er>, <er>Degrade</er>. These words agree in the idea of bringing down from a higher to a lower state. <xex>Abase</xex> has reference to a bringing down in condition or feelings; <as>as, to <ex>abase</ex> the proud, to <ex>abase</ex> one's self before God</as>. <xex>Debase</xex> has reference to the bringing down of a thing in purity, or <xex>making it base</xex>. It is, therefore, always used in a bad sense, as, to <xex>debase</xex> the coin of the kingdom, to <xex>debase</xex> the mind by vicious indulgence, to <xex>debase</xex> one's style by coarse or vulgar expressions. <xex>Degrade</xex> has reference to a bringing down from some higher <xex>grade</xex> or from some standard. Thus, a priest is <xex>degraded</xex> from the clerical office. When used in a moral sense, it denotes a bringing down in character and just estimation; as, <xex>degraded</xex> by intemperance, a <xex>degrading</xex> employment, etc. \'bdArt is <xex>degraded</xex> when it is regarded only as a trade.\'b8</syn><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*based"</hw> <pr>(<adot/*b<amac/st")</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Lowered; humbled.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Her.)</fld> <ety>[F. <ets>abaiss\'82</ets>.]</ety> <def>Borne lower than usual, as a fess; also, having the ends of the wings turned downward towards the point of the shield.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bas"ed*ly</hw> <pr>(<adot/*b<amac/s"<ecr/d*l<ycr/)</pr>, <pos>adv.</pos> <def>Abjectly; downcastly.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*base"ment</hw> <pr>(<adot/*b<amac/s"m<eit/nt)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Cf. F. <ets>abaissement</ets>.]</ety> <def>The act of abasing, humbling, or bringing low; the state of being abased or humbled; humiliation.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bas"er</hw> <pr>(<adot/*b<amac/s"<etil/r)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>He who, or that which, abases.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bash"</hw> <pr>(<adot/*b<acr/sh")</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Abashed</conjf> <pr>(<adot/*b<acr/sht")</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Abashing</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[OE. <ets>abaissen</ets>, <ets>abaisshen</ets>, <ets>abashen</ets>, OF. <ets>esbahir</ets>, F. <ets>\'82bahir</ets>, to astonish, fr. L. <ets>ex</ets> + the interjection <ets>bah</ets>, expressing astonishment. In OE. somewhat confused with <ets>abase</ets>. Cf. <er>Finish</er>.]</ety> <def>To destroy the self-possession of; to confuse or confound, as by exciting suddenly a consciousness of guilt, mistake, or inferiority; to put to shame; to disconcert; to discomfit.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q><qex>Abashed</qex>, the devil stood,<br/
+And felt how awful goodness is.</q> <rj><qau>Milton.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>He was a man whom no check could <qex>abash</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Macaulay.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- To confuse; confound; disconcert; shame.</syn> <usage> -- To <er>Abash</er>, Confuse, <er>Confound</er>. <xex>Abash</xex> is a stronger word than <xex>confuse</xex>, but not so strong as <xex>confound</xex>. We are <xex>abashed</xex> when struck either with sudden shame or with a humbling sense of inferiority; as, Peter was <xex>abashed</xex> by the look of his Master. So a modest youth is <xex>abashed</xex> in the presence of those who are greatly his superiors. We are <xex>confused</xex> when, from some unexpected or startling occurrence, we lose clearness of thought and self-possession. Thus, a witness is often <xex>confused</xex> by a severe cross-examination; a timid person is apt to be <xex>confused</xex> in entering a room full of strangers. We are <xex>confounded</xex> when our minds are overwhelmed, as it were, by something wholly unexpected, amazing, dreadful, etc., so that we have nothing to say. Thus, a criminal is usually <xex>confounded</xex> at the discovery of his guilt.</usage><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Satan stood<br/
+Awhile as mute, <qex>confounded</qex> what to say.</q> <rj><qau>Milton.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bash"ed*ly</hw> <pr>(-<ecr/d*l<ycr/)</pr>, <pos>adv.</pos> <def>In an abashed manner.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bash"ment</hw> <pr>(-m<eit/nt)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Cf. F. <ets>\'82bahissement</ets>.]</ety> <def>The state of being abashed; confusion from shame.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>A*ba"si*a</hw> <pr>(<adot/*b<amac/"zh<icr/*<adot/; -z<icr/*<adot/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[NL.; Gr. <grk>'a-</grk> not + <grk>ba`sis</grk> a step.]</ety> <fld>(Med.)</fld> <def>Inability to co\'94rdinate muscular actions properly in walking.</def> -- <wordforms><wf>A*ba"sic</wf> <pr>(<adot/*b<amac/"s<icr/k)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos></wordforms><br/
+[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>
+
+<p><mhw>{ \'d8<hw>A*bas"si</hw> <pr>(<adot/*b<acr/s"s<icr/)</pr>, \'d8<hw>A*bas"sis</hw> <pr>(<adot/*b<acr/s"s<icr/s)</pr>, }</mhw> <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Ar. & Per. <ets>ab\'bes\'c6</ets>, belonging to Abas (a king of Persia).]</ety> <def>A silver coin of Persia, worth about twenty cents.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bat"a*ble</hw> <pr>(<adot/*b<amac/t"<adot/*b'l)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Capable of being abated; <as>as, an <ex>abatable</ex> writ or nuisance</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bate"</hw> <pr>(<adot/*b<amac/t")</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Abated</conjf>, <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Abating</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[OF. <ets>abatre</ets> to beat down, F. <ets>abattre</ets>, LL. <ets>abatere</ets>; <ets>ab</ets> or <ets>ad</ets> + <ets>batere</ets>, <ets>battere</ets> (popular form for L. <ets>batuere</ets> to beat). Cf. <er>Bate</er>, <er>Batter</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To beat down; to overthrow.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The King of Scots . . . sore <qex>abated</qex> the walls.</q> <rj><qau>Edw. Hall.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To bring down or reduce from a higher to a lower state, number, or degree; to lessen; to diminish; to contract; to moderate; to cut short; <as>as, to <ex>abate</ex> a demand; to <ex>abate</ex> pride, zeal, hope.</as></def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>His eye was not dim, nor his natural force <qex>abated</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Deut. xxxiv. 7.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>To deduct; to omit; <as>as, to <ex>abate</ex> something from a price</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Nine thousand parishes, <qex>abating</qex> the odd hundreds.</q> <rj><qau>Fuller.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>To blunt.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>To <qex>abate</qex> the edge of envy.</q> <rj><qau>Bacon.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>5.</sn> <def>To reduce in estimation; to deprive.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>She hath <qex>abated</qex> me of half my train.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>6.</sn> <fld>(Law)</fld> <sd>(a)</sd> <def>To bring entirely down or put an end to; to do away with; <as>as, to <ex>abate</ex> a nuisance, to <ex>abate</ex> a writ</as>.</def> <sd>(b)</sd> <fld>(Eng. Law)</fld> <def>To diminish; to reduce. Legacies are liable to be <xex>abated</xex> entirely or in proportion, upon a deficiency of assets.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>To abate a tax</b></col>, <cd>to remit it either wholly or in part.</cd></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bate"</hw> <pr>(<adot/*b<amac/t")</pr>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <ety>[See <er>Abate</er>, <pos>v. t.</pos>]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To decrease, or become less in strength or violence; <as>as, pain <ex>abates</ex>, a storm <ex>abates</ex></as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The fury of Glengarry . . . rapidly <qex>abated</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Macaulay.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To be defeated, or come to naught; to fall through; to fail; <as>as, a writ <ex>abates</ex></as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><mcol><col><b>To abate into a freehold</b></col>, <col><b>To abate in lands</b></col></mcol> <fld>(Law)</fld>, <cd>to enter into a freehold after the death of the last possessor, and before the heir takes possession. See <er>Abatement</er>, 4.</cd></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- To subside; decrease; intermit; decline; diminish; lessen.</syn> <usage> -- To <er>Abate</er>, <er>Subside</er>. These words, as here compared, imply a coming down from some previously raised or excited state. <xex>Abate</xex> expresses this in respect to degrees, and implies a diminution of force or of intensity; as, the storm <xex>abates</xex>, the cold <xex>abates</xex>, the force of the wind <xex>abates</xex>; or, the wind <xex>abates</xex>, a fever <xex>abates</xex>. <xex>Subside</xex> (to settle down) has reference to a previous state of agitation or commotion; as, the waves <xex>subside</xex> after a storm, the wind <xex>subsides</xex> into a calm. When the words are used figuratively, the same distinction should be observed. If we conceive of a thing as having different degrees of intensity or strength, the word to be used is <xex>abate</xex>. Thus we say, a man's anger <xex>abates</xex>, the ardor of one's love <xex>abates</xex>, \'bdWinter's rage <xex>abates</xex>\'b8. But if the image be that of a sinking down into quiet from preceding excitement or commotion, the word to be used is <xex>subside</xex>; as, the tumult of the people <xex>subsides</xex>, the public mind <xex>subsided</xex> into a calm. The same is the case with those emotions which are tumultuous in their nature; as, his passion <xex>subsides</xex>, his joy quickly <xex>subsided</xex>, his grief <xex>subsided</xex> into a pleasing melancholy. Yet if, in such cases, we were thinking of the degree of violence of the emotion, we might use <xex>abate</xex>; as, his joy will <xex>abate</xex> in the progress of time; and so in other instances.</usage><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bate</hw> <pr>(<adot/*b<amac/t")</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Abatement.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Sir T. Browne.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bate"ment</hw> <pr>(-m<eit/nt)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[OF. <ets>abatement</ets>, F. <ets>abattement</ets>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>The act of abating, or the state of being abated; a lessening, diminution, or reduction; removal or putting an end to; <as>as, the <ex>abatement</ex> of a nuisance is the suppression thereof</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>The amount abated; that which is taken away by way of reduction; deduction; decrease; a rebate or discount allowed.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <fld>(Her.)</fld> <def>A mark of dishonor on an escutcheon.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>4.</sn> <fld>(Law)</fld> <def>The entry of a stranger, without right, into a freehold after the death of the last possessor, before the heir or devisee.</def> <rj><au>Blackstone.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><mcol><col><b>Defense in abatement</b></col>, <col><b>Plea in abatement</b></col></mcol>, <fld>(Law)</fld>, <cd>plea to the effect that from some formal defect (e.g. misnomer, lack of jurisdiction) the proceedings should be abated.</cd></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bat"er</hw> <pr>(-<etil/r)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>One who, or that which, abates.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><mhw>{ <hw>Ab"a*tis</hw>, <hw>Aba"t*tis</hw>, }</mhw> <pr>(<acr/b"<adot/*t<icr/s; <it>French</it> <adot/`b<adot/`t<emac/")</pr> <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[F. <ets>abatis</ets>, <ets>abattis</ets>, mass of things beaten or cut down, fr. <ets>abattre</ets>. See <er>Abate</er>.]</ety> <fld>(Fort.)</fld> <def>A means of defense formed by felled trees, the ends of whose branches are sharpened and directed outwards, or against the enemy.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"a*tised</hw> <pr>(<acr/b"<adot/*t<icr/st)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Provided with an abatis.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*ba"tor</hw> <pr>(<adot/*b<amac/t"<etil/r)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Law)</fld> <sd>(a)</sd> <def>One who abates a nuisance.</def> <sd>(b)</sd> <def>A person who, without right, enters into a freehold on the death of the last possessor, before the heir or devisee.</def> <rj><au>Blackstone.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>A`bat`toir"</hw> <pr>(<adot/`b<adot/t`tw<aum/r")</pr>, <pos>n.</pos>; <plu><it>pl.</it> <plw>Abattoirs</plw> <pr>(-tw<aum/rz")</pr>.</plu> <ety>[F., fr. <ets>abattre</ets> to beat down. See <er>Abate</er>.]</ety> <def>A public slaughterhouse for cattle, sheep, etc.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"a*ture</hw> <pr>(<adot/b"<adot/*t<usl/r; 135)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[F. <ets>abatture</ets>, fr. <ets>abattre</ets>. See <er>Abate</er>.]</ety> <def>Grass and sprigs beaten or trampled down by a stag passing through them.</def> <rj><au>Crabb.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>A`bat`voix"</hw> <pr>(<adot/`b<adot/`vw<aum/")</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[F. <ets>abattre</ets> to beat down + <ets>voix</ets> voice.]</ety> <def>The sounding-board over a pulpit or rostrum.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*awed"</hw> <pr>(<acr/b*<add/d")</pr>, <pos>p. p.</pos> <ety>[Perh. p. p. of a verb fr. OF. <ets>abaubir</ets> to frighten, disconcert, fr. L. <ets>ad</ets> + <ets>balbus</ets> stammering.]</ety> <def>Astonished; abashed.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Chaucer.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><mhw>{ <hw>Ab*ax"i*al</hw> <pr>(<acr/b*<acr/ks"<icr/*<ait/l)</pr>, <hw>Ab*ax"ile</hw> <pr>(<acr/b*<acr/ks"<icr/l)</pr>, }</mhw> <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>ab</ets> + <ets>axis</ets> axle.]</ety> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>Away from the axis or central line; eccentric.</def> <rj><au>Balfour.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bay"</hw> <pr>(<adot/*b<amac/")</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[OF. <ets>abay</ets> barking.]</ety> <def>Barking; baying of dogs upon their prey. See <er>Bay</er>.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Abb</hw> <pr>(<acr/b)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[AS. <ets>\'beweb</ets>, <ets>\'beb</ets>; pref. <ets>a-</ets> + <ets>web</ets>. See <er>Web</er>.]</ety> <def>Among weavers, yarn for the warp. <as>Hence, <er><it>abb wool</it></er> is wool for the <ex>abb</ex></as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"ba</hw> <pr>(<acr/b"b<adot/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Syriac <ets>abb\'be</ets> father. See <er>Abbot</er>.]</ety> <def>Father; religious superior; -- in the Syriac, Coptic, and Ethiopic churches, a title given to the bishops, and by the bishops to the patriarch.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"ba*cy</hw> <pr>(<acr/b"b<adot/*s<ycr/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos>; <plu><it>pl.</it> <plw>Abbacies</plw> <pr>(-s<icr/z)</pr>.</plu> <ety>[L. <ets>abbatia</ets>, fr. <ets>abbas</ets>, <ets>abbatis</ets>, abbot. See <er>Abbey</er>.]</ety> <def>The dignity, estate, or jurisdiction of an abbot.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*ba"tial</hw> <pr>(<acr/b*b<amac/"sh<ait/l)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[LL. <ets>abbatialis</ets> : cf. F. <ets>abbatial</ets>.]</ety> <def>Belonging to an abbey; <as>as, <ex>abbatial</ex> rights</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*bat"ic*al</hw> <pr>(<acr/b*b<acr/t"<icr/*k<ait/l)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Abbatial.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>Ab"b\'82`</hw> <pr>(<adot/b"b<asl/`)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[F. <ets>abb\'82</ets>. See <er>Abbot</er>.]</ety> <def>The French word answering to the English <xex>abbot</xex>, the head of an abbey; but commonly a title of respect given in France to every one vested with the ecclesiastical habit or dress.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><note><hand/ After the 16th century, the name was given, in social parlance, to candidates for some priory or abbey in the gift of the crown. Many of these aspirants became well known in literary and fashionable life. By further extension, the name came to be applied to unbeneficed secular ecclesiastics generally.</note> <rj><au>Littr\'82.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"bess</hw> <pr>(<acr/b"b<ecr/s)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[OF. <ets>abaesse</ets>, <ets>abeesse</ets>, F. <ets>abbesse</ets>, L. <ets>abbatissa</ets>, fem. of <ets>abbas</ets>, <ets>abbatis</ets>, abbot. See <er>Abbot</er>.]</ety> <def>A female superior or governess of a nunnery, or convent of nuns, having the same authority over the nuns which the abbots have over the monks. See <er>Abbey</er>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"bey</hw> <pr>(<acr/b"b<ycr/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos>; <plu><it>pl.</it> <plw>Abbeys</plw> <pr>(-b<icr/z)</pr>.</plu> <ety>[OF. <ets>aba\'8be</ets>, <ets>abba\'8be</ets>, F. <ets>abbaye</ets>, L. <ets>abbatia</ets>, fr. <ets>abbas</ets> abbot. See <er>Abbot</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>A monastery or society of persons of either sex, secluded from the world and devoted to religion and celibacy; also, the monastic building or buildings.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><note><hand/ The men are called <member>monks</member>, and governed by an abbot; the women are called <member>nuns</member>, and governed by an abbess.</note><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>The church of a monastery.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><note>In London, <xex>the Abbey</xex> means Westminster Abbey, and in Scotland, the precincts of the Abbey of Holyrood. The name is also retained for a private residence on the site of an abbey; as, Newstead <ex>Abbey</ex>, the residence of Lord Byron.</note><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- Monastery; convent; nunnery; priory; cloister. See <er>Cloister</er>.</syn><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><-- p. 3 --></p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"bot</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[AS. <ets>abbod</ets>, <ets>abbad</ets>, L. <ets>abbas</ets>, <ets>abbatis</ets>, Gr. <grk>'abba^s</grk>, fr. Syriac <ets>abb\'be</ets> father. Cf. <er>Abba</er>, <er>Abb\'90</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>The superior or head of an abbey.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>One of a class of bishops whose sees were formerly abbeys.</def> <rj><au>Encyc. Brit.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>Abbot of the people</b></col>. <cd>a title formerly given to one of the chief magistrates in Genoa.</cd> -- <mcol><col><b>Abbot of Misrule</b></col> (or <col><b>Lord of Misrule</b></col>)</mcol>, <cd>in medi\'91val times, the master of revels, as at Christmas; in Scotland called the <er>Abbot of Unreason</er>.</cd> <rj><au>Encyc. Brit.</au></rj></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"bot*ship</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[<ets>Abbot</ets> + <ets>-ship</ets>.]</ety> <def>The state or office of an abbot.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*bre"vi*ate</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Abbreviated</conjf> <pr>(<?/)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Abbreviating</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[L. <ets>abbreviatus</ets>, p. p. of <ets>abbreviare</ets>; <ets>ad</ets> + <ets>breviare</ets> to shorten, fr. <ets>brevis</ets> short. See <er>Abridge</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To make briefer; to shorten; to abridge; to reduce by contraction or omission, especially of words written or spoken.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>It is one thing to <qex>abbreviate</qex> by contracting, another by cutting off.</q> <rj><qau>Bacon.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Math.)</fld> <def>To reduce to lower terms, as a fraction.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*bre"vi*ate</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>abbreviatus</ets>, p. p.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Abbreviated; abridged; shortened.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark> \'bdThe <xex>abbreviate</xex> form.\'b8 <rj><au>Earle.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Biol.)</fld> <def>Having one part relatively shorter than another or than the ordinary type.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*bre"vi*ate</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>An abridgment.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Elyot.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*bre"vi*a`ted</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Shortened; relatively short; abbreviate.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*bre`vi*a"tion</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[LL. <ets>abbreviatio</ets>: cf. F. <ets>abbr\'82viation</ets>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>The act of shortening, or reducing.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>The result of abbreviating; an abridgment.</def> <rj><au>Tylor.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>The form to which a word or phrase is reduced by contraction and omission; a letter or letters, standing for a word or phrase of which they are a part; as, <xex>Gen.</xex> for <xex>Genesis</xex>; <xex>U.S.A.</xex> for <xex>United States of America</xex>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>4.</sn> <fld>(Mus.)</fld> <def>One dash, or more, through the stem of a note, dividing it respectively into quavers, semiquavers, or demi-semiquavers.</def> <rj><au>Moore.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*bre"vi*a`tor</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[LL.: cf. F. <ets>abbr\'82viateur</ets>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>One who abbreviates or shortens.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>One of a college of seventy-two officers of the papal court whose duty is to make a short minute of a decision on a petition, or reply of the pope to a letter, and afterwards expand the minute into official form.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*bre"vi*a*to*ry</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Serving or tending to abbreviate; shortening; abridging.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*bre"vi*a*ture</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>An abbreviation; an abbreviated state or form.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>An abridgment; a compendium or abstract.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>This is an excellent <qex>abbreviature</qex> of the whole duty of a Christian.</q> <rj><qau>Jer. Taylor.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Abb" wool</hw> <pr>(<acr/b" w<oocr/l)</pr>. <def>See <er>Abb</er>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A B C"</hw> <pr>(<amac/ b<emac/ s<emac/")</pr>. <sn>1.</sn> <def>The first three letters of the alphabet, used for the whole alphabet.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A primer for teaching the alphabet and first elements of reading.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>The simplest rudiments of any subject; <as>as, the <ex>A B C</ex> of finance</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>A B C book</b></col>, <cd>a primer.</cd> <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>Ab"dal</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Ar. <ets>bad\'c6l</ets>, pl. <ets>abd\'bel</ets>, a substitute, a good, religious man, saint, fr. <ets>badala</ets> to change, substitute.]</ety> <def>A religious devotee or dervish in Persia.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*de"ri*an</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[From <ets>Abdera</ets>, a town in Thrace, of which place Democritus, the Laughing Philosopher, was a native.]</ety> <def>Given to laughter; inclined to foolish or incessant merriment.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*de"rite</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>Abderita</ets>, <ets>Abderites</ets>, fr. Gr. <grk>'Abdhri`ths</grk>.]</ety> <def>An inhabitant of Abdera, in Thrace.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>The Abderite</b></col>, <cd>Democritus, the Laughing Philosopher.</cd></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"dest</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Per. <ets>\'bebdast</ets>; <ets>ab</ets> water + <ets>dast</ets> hand.]</ety> <def>Purification by washing the hands before prayer; -- a Mohammedan rite.</def> <rj><au>Heyse.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"di*ca*ble</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Capable of being abdicated.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"di*cant</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>abdicans</ets>, p. pr. of <ets>abdicare</ets>.]</ety> <def>Abdicating; renouncing; -- followed by <xex>of</xex>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Monks <qex>abdicant</qex> of their orders.</q> <rj><qau>Whitlock.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"di*cant</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>One who abdicates.</def> <rj><au>Smart.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"di*cate</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Abdicated</conjf> <pr>(<?/)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Abdicating</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[L. <ets>abdicatus</ets>, p. p. of <ets>abdicare</ets>; <ets>ab</ets> + <ets>dicare</ets> to proclaim, akin to <ets>dicere</ets> to say. See <er>Diction</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To surrender or relinquish, as sovereign power; to withdraw definitely from filling or exercising, as a high office, station, dignity; <as>as, to <ex>abdicate</ex> the throne, the crown, the papacy</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><note><hand/ The word <xex>abdicate</xex> was held to mean, in the case of James II., to abandon without a formal surrender.</note><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The cross-bearers <qex>abdicated</qex> their service.</q> <rj><qau>Gibbon.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To renounce; to relinquish; -- said of authority, a trust, duty, right, etc.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>He <qex>abdicates</qex> all right to be his own governor.</q> <rj><qau>Burke.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The understanding <qex>abdicates</qex> its functions.</q> <rj><qau>Froude.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>To reject; to cast off.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Bp. Hall.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>4.</sn> <fld>(Civil Law)</fld> <def>To disclaim and expel from the family, as a father his child; to disown; to disinherit.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- To give up; quit; vacate; relinquish; forsake; abandon; resign; renounce; desert.</syn> <usage> -- To <er>Abdicate</er>, <er>Resign</er>. <xex>Abdicate</xex> commonly expresses the act of a monarch in voluntary and formally yielding up sovereign authority; <as>as, to <ex>abdicate</ex> the government</as>. <xex>Resign</xex> is applied to the act of any person, high or low, who gives back an office or trust into the hands of him who conferred it. Thus, a minister <xex>resigns</xex>, a military officer <xex>resigns</xex>, a clerk <xex>resigns</xex>. The expression, \'bdThe king <xex>resigned</xex> his crown,\'b8 sometimes occurs in our later literature, implying that he held it from his people. -- There are other senses of <xex>resign</xex> which are not here brought into view.</usage><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"di*cate</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <def>To relinquish or renounce a throne, or other high office or dignity.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Though a king may <qex>abdicate</qex> for his own person, he cannot <qex>abdicate</qex> for the monarchy.</q> <rj><qau>Burke.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab`di*ca"tion</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>abdicatio</ets>: cf. F. <ets>abdication</ets>.]</ety> <def>The act of abdicating; the renunciation of a high office, dignity, or trust, by its holder; commonly the voluntary renunciation of sovereign power; <as>as, <ex>abdication</ex> of the throne, government, power, authority</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"di*ca*tive</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>abdicativus</ets>.]</ety> <def>Causing, or implying, abdication.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark> <rj><au>Bailey.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"di*ca`tor</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>One who abdicates.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"di*tive</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>abditivus</ets>, fr. <ets>abdere</ets> to hide.]</ety> <def>Having the quality of hiding.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark> <rj><au>Bailey.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"di*to*ry</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>abditorium</ets>.]</ety> <def>A place for hiding or preserving articles of value.</def> <rj><au>Cowell.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*do"men</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>abdomen</ets> (a word of uncertain etymol.): cf. F. <ets>abdomen</ets>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <fld>(Anat.)</fld> <def>The belly, or that part of the body between the thorax and the pelvis. Also, the cavity of the belly, which is lined by the peritoneum, and contains the stomach, bowels, and other viscera. In man, often restricted to the part between the diaphragm and the commencement of the pelvis, the remainder being called the pelvic cavity.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>The posterior section of the body, behind the thorax, in insects, crustaceans, and other Arthropoda.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*dom"i*nal</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Cf. F. <ets>abdominal</ets>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Of or pertaining to the abdomen; ventral; <as>as, the <ex>abdominal</ex> regions, muscles, cavity</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>Having abdominal fins; belonging to the Abdominales; <as>as, <ex>abdominal</ex> fishes</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>Abdominal ring</b></col> <fld>(Anat.)</fld>, <cd>a fancied ringlike opening on each side of the abdomen, external and superior to the <xex>pubes</xex>; -- called also <altname>inguinal ring</altname>.</cd></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*dom"i*nal</hw>, <pos>n.</pos>; <plu>E. pl. <plw>Abdominals</plw>, L. pl. <plw>Abdominales</plw>.</plu> <def>A fish of the group Abdominales.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>Ab*dom`i*na"les</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n. pl.</pos> <ety>[NL., masc. pl.]</ety> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>A group including the greater part of fresh-water fishes, and many marine ones, having the ventral fins under the abdomen behind the pectorals.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>Ab*dom`i*na"li*a</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n. pl.</pos> <ety>[NL., neut. pl.]</ety> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>A group of cirripeds having abdominal appendages.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*dom`i*nos"co*py</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>abdomen</ets> + Gr. <?/ to examine.]</ety> <fld>(Med.)</fld> <def>Examination of the abdomen to detect abdominal disease.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*dom`i*no*tho*rac"ic</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Relating to the abdomen and the thorax, or chest.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*dom"i*nous</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Having a protuberant belly; pot-bellied.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Gorgonius sits, <qex>abdominous</qex> and wan,<br/
+Like a fat squab upon a Chinese fan.</q> <rj><qau>Cowper.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>abdominousness</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fr>1</fr> <def>distension of the stomach area due to overweight.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> paunchiness</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*duce"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Abduced</conjf> <pr>(<?/)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Abducing</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[L. <ets>abducere</ets> to lead away; <ets>ab</ets> + <ets>ducere</ets> to lead. See <er>Duke</er>, and cf. <er>Abduct</er>.]</ety> <def>To draw or conduct away; to withdraw; to draw to a different part.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>If we <qex>abduce</qex> the eye unto either corner, the object will not duplicate.</q> <rj><qau>Sir T. Browne.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>abducens</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>a small motor nerve supplying the lateral rectus muscle of the eye.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> abducent, abducent nerve, nervus abducens, sixth cranial nerve</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>abducent</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fr>1</fr> <def>a small motor nerve supplying the lateral rectus muscle of the eye.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> abducent nerve, abducens, nervus abducens, sixth cranial nerve</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>abducent</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fr>1</fr> <fld>(physiol)</fld> <def>drawing away from the midline of the body or from an adjacent part; -- especially of muscles</def> <ant>adducent</ant><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> abducting</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*duct"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Abducted</conjf> <pr>(<?/)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Abducting</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[L. <ets>abductus</ets>, p. p. of <ets>abducere</ets>. See <er>Abduce</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To take away surreptitiously by force; to carry away (a human being) wrongfully and usually by violence; to kidnap.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To draw away, as a limb or other part, from its ordinary position.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>abducting</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fld>(Physiol.)</fld> <def>drawing away from the midline of the body or from an adjacent part; -- used especially of muscles</def> <ant>adducent</ant><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> abducent </syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*duc"tion</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>abductio</ets>: cf. F. <ets>abduction</ets>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>The act of abducing or abducting; a drawing apart; a carrying away.</def> <rj><au>Roget.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Physiol.)</fld> <def>The movement which separates a limb or other part from the axis, or middle line, of the body.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <fld>(Law)</fld> <def>The wrongful, and usually the forcible, carrying off of a human being; <as>as, the <ex>abduction</ex> of a child, the <ex>abduction</ex> of an heiress</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>4.</sn> <fld>(Logic)</fld> <def>A syllogism or form of argument in which the major is evident, but the minor is only probable.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*duc"tor</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[NL.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>One who abducts.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Anat.)</fld> <def>A muscle which serves to draw a part out, or form the median line of the body; <as>as, the <ex>abductor oculi</ex>, which draws the eye outward</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*beam"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>adv.</pos> <ety>[Pref. <ets>a-</ets> + <ets>beam</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Naut.)</fld> <def>On the beam, that is, on a line which forms a right angle with the ship's keel; opposite to the center of the ship's side.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bear"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <ety>[AS. <ets>\'beberan</ets>; pref. <ets>\'be-</ets> + <ets>beran</ets> to bear.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To bear; to behave.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>So did the faery knight himself <qex>abear</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Spenser.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To put up with; to endure.</def> <mark>[Prov.]</mark> <rj><au>Dickens.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bear"ance</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Behavior.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Blackstone.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bear"ing</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Behavior.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Sir. T. More.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A`be*ce*da"ri*an</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>abecedarius</ets>. A word from the first four letters of the alphabet.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>One who is learning the alphabet; hence, a tyro.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>One engaged in teaching the alphabet.</def> <rj><au>Wood.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><mhw>{ <hw>A`be*ce*da"ri*an</hw>, <hw>A`be*ce"da*ry</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, }</mhw> <pos>a.</pos> <def>Pertaining to, or formed by, the letters of the alphabet; alphabetic; hence, rudimentary.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><mcol><col><b>Abecedarian psalms</b></col>, <col><b>hymns</b></col></mcol>, <cd>etc., compositions in which (like the 119th psalm in Hebrew) distinct portions or verses commence with successive letters of the alphabet.</cd> <rj><au>Hook.</au></rj></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A`be*ce"da*ry</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A primer; the first principle or rudiment of anything.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark> <rj><au>Fuller.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bed"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>adv.</pos> <ety>[Pref. <ets>a-</ets> in, on + <ets>bed</ets>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>In bed, or on the bed.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Not to be <qex>abed</qex> after midnight.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To childbed (in the phrase \'bd<xex>brought abed</xex>,\'b8 that is, delivered of a child).</def> <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*beg"ge</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>. <def>Same as <er>Aby</er>.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Chaucer.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bele"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[D. <ets>abeel</ets> (<ets>abeel-boom</ets>), OF. <ets>abel</ets>, <ets>aubel</ets>, fr. a dim. of L. <ets>albus</ets> white.]</ety> <def>The white poplar (<spn>Populus alba</spn>).</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Six <qex>abeles</qex> i' the churchyard grow.</q> <rj><qau>Mrs. Browning.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><mhw>{ <hw>A*bel"i*an</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <hw>A"bel*ite</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <hw>A`bel*o"ni*an</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, }</mhw> <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Eccl. Hist.)</fld> <def>One of a sect in Africa (4th century), mentioned by St. Augustine, who states that they married, but lived in continence, after the manner, as they pretended, of Abel.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Abelmoschus</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fr>1</fr> <def>genus of tropical coarse herbs having large lobed leaves and often yellow flowers.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> genus Abelmoschus</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A"bel*mosk`</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[NL. <ets>abelmoschus</ets>, fr. Ar. <ets>abu-l-misk</ets> father of musk, <it>i. e.</it>, producing musk. See <er>Musk</er>. (or Ar. <ets><hsdot/abb-al-mosk</ets>, musk seed <au>RHUD 1.3</au>]</ety> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>An evergreen shrub (<spn>Abelmoschus moschatus</spn> -- formerly <gen>Hibiscus moschatus</gen>), of the East and West Indies and Northern Africa, whose musky seeds are used in perfumery and to flavor coffee; -- sometimes called <altname>musk mallow</altname>. The seeds produce <prod>ambrette-seed oil</prod>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab`er-de-vine"</hw> <pr>(#)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>The European siskin (<spn>Carduelis spinus</spn>), a small green and yellow finch, related to the goldfinch.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*err"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>aberrare</ets>. See <er>Aberrate</er>.]</ety> <def>To wander; to stray.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Sir T. Browne.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><mhw>{ <hw>Ab*er"rance</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <hw>Ab*er"ran*cy</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, }</mhw> <pos>n.</pos> <def>the state or condition of being aberrant; a wandering from the right way; deviation from truth, rectitude, etc.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> aberrance, aberration, deviance</syn><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source> <source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>Aberrancy of curvature</b></col> <fld>(Geom.)</fld>, <cd>the deviation of a curve from a circular form.</cd></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>aberrancy</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>an aberrant state or condition.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*er"rant</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>aberrans</ets>, <ets>-rantis</ets>, p. pr. of <ets>aberrare</ets>. See <er>Aberr</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Wandering; straying from the right way.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Biol.)</fld> <def>Deviating from the ordinary or natural type; exceptional; abnormal.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The more <qex>aberrant</qex> any form is, the greater must have been the number of connecting forms which, on my theory, have been exterminated.</q> <rj><qau>Darwin.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"er*rate</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>aberratus</ets>, p. pr. of <ets>aberrare</ets>; <ets>ab</ets> + <ets>errare</ets> to wander. See <er>Err</er>.]</ety> <def>To go astray; to diverge.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Their own defective and <qex>aberrating</qex> vision.</q> <rj><qau>De Quincey.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab`er*ra"tion</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>aberratio</ets>: cf. F. <ets>aberration</ets>. See <er>Aberrate</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>The act of wandering; deviation, especially from truth or moral rectitude, from the natural state, or from a type.</def> \'bdThe <xex>aberration</xex> of youth.\'b8 <au>Hall.</au> \'bd<xex>Aberrations</xex> from theory.\'b8 <au>Burke.</au><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A partial alienation of reason.</def> \'bdOccasional <xex>aberrations</xex> of intellect.\'b8 <au>Lingard.</au><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Whims, which at first are the <qex>aberrations</qex> of a single brain, pass with heat into epidemic form.</q> <rj><qau>I. Taylor.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <fld>(Astron.)</fld> <def>A small periodical change of position in the stars and other heavenly bodies, due to the combined effect of the motion of light and the motion of the observer; called <altname>annual aberration</altname>, when the observer's motion is that of the earth in its orbit, and <xex>daily</xex> or <altname>diurnal aberration</altname>, when of the earth on its axis; amounting when greatest, in the former case, to 20.4'', and in the latter, to 0.3''. <stype>Planetary aberration</stype> is that due to the motion of light and the motion of the planet relative to the earth.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>4.</sn> <fld>(Opt.)</fld> <def>The convergence to different foci, by a lens or mirror, of rays of light emanating from one and the same point, or the deviation of such rays from a single focus; called <stype>spherical aberration</stype>, when due to the spherical form of the lens or mirror, such form giving different foci for central and marginal rays; and <stype>chromatic aberration</stype>, when due to different refrangibilities of the colored rays of the spectrum, those of each color having a distinct focus.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>5.</sn> <fld>(Physiol.)</fld> <def>The passage of blood or other fluid into parts not appropriate for it.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>6.</sn> <fld>(Law)</fld> <def>The producing of an unintended effect by the glancing of an instrument, as when a shot intended for A glances and strikes B.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- Insanity; lunacy; madness; derangement; alienation; mania; dementia; hallucination; illusion; delusion. See <er>Insanity</er>.</syn><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab`er*ra"tion*al</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Characterized by aberration.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab`e*run"cate</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>aberuncare</ets>, for <ets>aberruncare</ets>. See <er>Averruncate</er>.]</ety> <def>To weed out.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Bailey.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab`e*run"ca*tor</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A weeding machine.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bet"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Abetted</conjf> <pr>(<?/)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Abetting</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[OF. <ets>abeter</ets>; <ets>a</ets> (L. <ets>ad</ets>) + <ets>beter</ets> to bait (as a bear), fr. Icel. <ets>beita</ets> to set dogs on, to feed, originally, to cause to bite, fr. Icel. <ets>b\'c6ta</ets> to bite, hence to bait, to incite. See <er>Bait</er>, <er>Bet</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To instigate or encourage by aid or countenance; -- used in a bad sense of persons and acts; <as>as, to <ex>abet</ex> an ill-doer; to <ex>abet</ex> one in his wicked courses; to <ex>abet</ex> vice; to <ex>abet</ex> an insurrection.</as></def> \'bdThe whole tribe <xex>abets</xex> the villany.\'b8 <rj><au>South.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Would not the fool <qex>abet</qex> the stealth,<br/
+Who rashly thus exposed his wealth?</q> <rj><qau>Gay.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To support, uphold, or aid; to maintain; -- in a good sense.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark>.</p>
+
+<p><q>Our duty is urged, and our confidence <qex>abetted</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Jer. Taylor.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <fld>(Law)</fld> <def>To contribute, as an assistant or instigator, to the commission of an offense.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- To incite; instigate; set on; egg on; foment; advocate; countenance; encourage; second; uphold; aid; assist; support; sustain; back; connive at.</syn><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bet"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[OF. <ets>abet</ets>, fr. <ets>abeter</ets>.]</ety> <def>Act of abetting; aid.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Chaucer.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bet"ment</hw> <pr>(-m<eit/nt)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The act of abetting; <as>as, an <ex>abetment</ex> of treason, crime, etc.</as></def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bet"tal</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Abetment.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><-- p. 4 --></p>
+
+<p><mhw>{ <hw>A*bet"ter</hw>, <hw>A*bet*tor</hw> }</mhw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>One who abets; an instigator of an offense or an offender.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><note><hand/ The form <xex>abettor</xex> is the legal term and also in general use.</note><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- <er>Abettor</er>, <er>Accessory</er>, <er>Accomplice</er>.</syn> <usage> These words denote different degrees of complicity in some deed or crime. An <xex>abettor</xex> is one who incites or encourages to the act, without sharing in its performance. An <xex>accessory</xex> supposes a principal offender. One who is neither the chief actor in an offense, nor present at its performance, but <xex>accedes</xex> to or becomes involved in its guilt, either by some previous or subsequent act, as of instigating, encouraging, aiding, or concealing, etc., is an <xex>accessory</xex>. An <xex>accomplice</xex> is one who participates in the commission of an offense, whether as principal or accessory. Thus in treason, there are no <xex>abettors</xex> or <xex>accessories</xex>, but all are held to be principals or <xex>accomplices</xex>.</usage><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab`e*vac"u*a"tion</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Pref. <ets>ab-</ets> + <ets>evacuation</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Med.)</fld> <def>A partial evacuation.</def> <rj><au>Mayne.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bey"ance</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[OF. <ets>abeance</ets> expectation, longing; <ets>a</ets> (L. <ets>ad</ets>) + <ets>baer</ets>, <ets>beer</ets>, to gape, to look with open mouth, to expect, F. <ets>bayer</ets>, LL. <ets>badare</ets> to gape.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <fld>(Law)</fld> <def>Expectancy; condition of being undetermined.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><note><hand/ When there is no person in existence in whom an inheritance (or a dignity) can vest, it is said to be in <xex>abeyance</xex>, that is, in expectation; the law considering it as always potentially existing, and ready to vest whenever a proper owner appears.</note> <rj><au>Blackstone.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Suspension; temporary suppression.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Keeping the sympathies of love and admiration in a dormant state, or state of <qex>abeyance</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>De Quincey.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bey"an*cy</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Abeyance.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark> <rj><au>Hawthorne.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bey"ant</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Being in a state of abeyance.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>Ab"ge*ord`ne*ten*haus`</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[G.]</ety> <def>See <er>Legislature</er>, <xex>Austria</xex>, <xex>Prussia</xex>.</def><br/
+[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>Ab"hal</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The berries of a species of cypress in the East Indies.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*hom"i*na*ble</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Abominable.</def> <note>[A false orthography anciently used; <xex>h</xex> was foisted into various words; hence <xex>abholish</xex>, for <xex>abolish</xex>, etc.]</note><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>This is <qex>abhominable</qex>, which he [Don Armado] would call <qex>abominable</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Shak. Love's Labor's Lost, v. 1.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*hom`i*nal</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>ab</ets> away from + <ets>homo</ets>, <ets>hominis</ets>, man.]</ety> <def>Inhuman.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Fuller.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*hor"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Abhorred</conjf> <pr>(<?/)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Abhorring</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[L. <ets>abhorrere</ets>; <ets>ab</ets> + <ets>horrere</ets> to bristle, shiver, shudder: cf. F. <ets>abhorrer</ets>. See <er>Horrid</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To shrink back with shuddering from; to regard with horror or detestation; to feel excessive repugnance toward; to detest to extremity; to loathe.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q><qex>Abhor</qex> that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.</q> <rj><qau>Rom. xii. 9.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To fill with horror or disgust.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>It doth <qex>abhor</qex> me now I speak the word.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <fld>(Canon Law)</fld> <def>To protest against; to reject solemnly.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>I utterly <qex>abhor</qex>, yea, from my soul<br/
+Refuse you for my judge.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- To hate; detest; loathe; abominate. See <er>Hate</er>.</syn><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*hor"</hw>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <def>To shrink back with horror, disgust, or dislike; to be contrary or averse; -- with</def> <xex>from</xex>. <mark>[Obs.]</mark> \'bdTo <xex>abhor</xex> from those vices.\'b8 <rj><au>Udall.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Which is utterly <qex>abhorring</qex> from the end of all law.</q> <rj><qau>Milton.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*hor"rence</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Extreme hatred or detestation; the feeling of utter dislike.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*hor"ren*cy</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Abhorrence.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Locke.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*hor"rent</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>abhorens</ets>, <ets>-rentis</ets>, p. pr. of <ets>abhorrere</ets>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Abhorring; detesting; having or showing abhorrence; loathing; hence, strongly opposed to; <as>as, <ex>abhorrent</ex> thoughts</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The persons most <qex>abhorrent</qex> from blood and treason.</q> <rj><qau>Burke.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The arts of pleasure in despotic courts<br/
+I spurn <qex>abhorrent</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Clover.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Contrary or repugnant; discordant; inconsistent; -- followed by <xex>to</xex>.</def> \'bdInjudicious profanation, so <xex>abhorrent</xex> to our stricter principles.\'b8 <rj><au>Gibbon.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>Detestable.</def> \'bdPride, <xex>abhorrent</xex> as it is.\'b8 <rj><au>I. Taylor.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*hor"rent*ly</hw>, <pos>adv.</pos> <def>With abhorrence.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*hor"rer</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>One who abhors.</def> <rj><au>Hume.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*hor"ri*ble</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Detestable.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*hor"ring</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Detestation.</def> <rj><au>Milton.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Object of abhorrence.</def> <rj><au>Isa. lxvi. 24.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>A"bib</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Heb. <ets>ab\'c6b</ets>, lit. an ear of corn. The month was so called from barley being at that time in ear.]</ety> <def>The first month of the Jewish ecclesiastical year, corresponding nearly to our April. After the Babylonish captivity this month was called <altname>Nisan</altname>.</def> <rj><au>Kitto.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bid"ance</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The state of abiding; abode; continuance; compliance (<xex>with</xex>).</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The Christians had no longer <qex>abidance</qex> in the holy hill of Palestine.</q> <rj><qau>Fuller.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>A judicious <qex>abidance</qex> by rules.</q> <rj><qau>Helps.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bide"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Abode</conjf> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, formerly <conjf>Abid</conjf> <pr>(<?/)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Abiding</conjf> <pr>(<?/)</pr>.]</vmorph> <ety>[AS. <ets>\'beb\'c6dan</ets>; pref. <ets>\'be-</ets> (cf. Goth. <ets>us-</ets>, G. <ets>er-</ets>, orig. meaning <ets>out</ets>) + <ets>b\'c6dan</ets> to bide. See <er>Bide</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To wait; to pause; to delay.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Chaucer.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To stay; to continue in a place; to have one's abode; to dwell; to sojourn; -- with <xex>with</xex> before a person, and commonly with <xex>at</xex> or <xex>in</xex> before a place.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Let the damsel abide with us a few days.</q> <rj><qau>Gen. xxiv. 55.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>To remain stable or fixed in some state or condition; to continue; to remain.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Let every man <qex>abide</qex> in the same calling.</q> <rj><qau>1 Cor. vii. 20.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs>Followed by <it>by</it>: <col><b>To abide by</b></col>. <sd>(a)</sd> <cd>To stand to; to adhere; to maintain.</cd><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The poor fellow was obstinate enough <qex>to abide by</qex> what he said at first.</q> <rj><qau>Fielding.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sd>(b)</sd> <cd>To acquiesce; to conform to; <as>as, <ex>to abide by</ex> a decision or an award</as>.</cd></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bide"</hw>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To wait for; to be prepared for; to await; to watch for; <as>as, I <ex>abide</ex> my time</as>.</def> \'bdI will <xex>abide</xex> the coming of my lord.\'b8 <rj><au>Tennyson.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><note>[[Obs.], with a <xex>personal</xex> object.</note><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Bonds and afflictions <qex>abide</qex> me.</q> <rj><qau>Acts xx. 23.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To endure; to sustain; to submit to.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>[Thou] shalt <qex>abide</qex> her judgment on it.</q> <rj><qau>Tennyson.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>To bear patiently; to tolerate; to put up with.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>She could not <qex>abide</qex> Master Shallow.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>4.</sn> <note>[Confused with <xex>aby</xex> to pay for. See <er>Aby</er>.]</note> <def>To stand the consequences of; to answer for; to suffer for.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Dearly I <qex>abide</qex> that boast so vain.</q> <rj><qau>Milton.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bid"er</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>One who abides, or continues.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> \'bdSpeedy goers and strong <xex>abiders</xex>.\'b8 <rj><au>Sidney.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>One who dwells; a resident.</def> <rj><au>Speed.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bid"ing</hw>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Continuing; lasting.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bid"ing*ly</hw>, <pos>adv.</pos> <def>Permanently.</def> <rj><au>Carlyle.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>A"bi*es</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L., fir tree.]</ety> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>A genus of coniferous trees, properly called Fir, as the balsam fir and the silver fir. The spruces are sometimes also referred to this genus.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"i*e*tene</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>abies</ets>, <ets>abietis</ets>, a fir tree.]</ety> <def>A volatile oil distilled from the resin or balsam of the nut pine (<spn>Pinus sabiniana</spn>) of California.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab`i*et"ic</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Of or pertaining to the fir tree or its products; <as>as, <ex>abietic</ex> acid, called also <ex>sylvic</ex> acid</as>.</def> <rj><au>Watts.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><mhw>{ <hw>Ab"i*e*tin</hw>, <hw>Ab"i*e*tine</hw> }</mhw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[See <er>Abietene</er>.]</ety> <fld>(Chem.)</fld> <def>A resinous obtained from Strasburg turpentine or Canada balsam. It is without taste or smell, is insoluble in water, but soluble in alcohol (especially at the boiling point), in strong acetic acid, and in ether.</def> <rj><au>Watts.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab`i*e*tin"ic</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Of or pertaining to abietin; <as>as, <ex>abietinic</ex> acid</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"i*e*tite</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Chem.)</fld> <def>A substance resembling mannite, found in the needles of the common silver fir of Europe (<spn>Abies pectinata</spn>).</def> <rj><au>Eng. Cyc.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>ab"i*gail</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[The proper name used as an appellative.]</ety> <def>A lady's waiting-maid.</def> <rj><au>Pepys.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Her <qex>abigail</qex> reported that Mrs. Gutheridge had a set of night curls for sleeping in.</q> <rj><qau>Leslie.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bil"i*ment</hw> <pr>(<adot/*b<icr/l"<icr/*m<eit/nt)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Habiliment.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bil"i*ty</hw> <pr>(<adot/*b<icr/l"<icr/*t<ycr/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos>; <plu><it>pl.</it> <plw>Abilities</plw> <pr>(<adot/*b<icr/l"<icr/*t<icr/z)</pr>.</plu> <ety>[F. <ets>habilet\'82</ets>, earlier spelling <ets>habilit\'82</ets> (with silent <it>h</it>), L. <ets>habilitas</ets> aptitude, ability, fr. <ets>habilis</ets> apt. See <er>Able</er>.]</ety> <def>The quality or state of being able; power to perform, whether physical, moral, intellectual, conventional, or legal; capacity; skill or competence in doing; sufficiency of strength, skill, resources, etc.; -- in the <xex>plural</xex>, faculty, talent.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Then the disciples, every man according to his <qex>ability</qex>, determined to send relief unto the brethren.</q> <rj><qau>Acts xi. 29.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Natural <qex>abilities</qex> are like natural plants, that need pruning by study.</q> <rj><qau>Bacon.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The public men of England, with much of a peculiar kind of <qex>ability</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Macaulay.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- Capacity; talent; cleverness; faculty; capability; efficiency; aptitude; aptness; address; dexterity; skill.</syn> <usage> <er>Ability</er>, <er>Capacity</er>. These words come into comparison when applied to the higher intellectual powers. <xex>Ability</xex> has reference to the <xex>active</xex> exercise of our faculties. It implies not only native vigor of mind, but that ease and promptitude of execution which arise from mental training. Thus, we speak of the <xex>ability</xex> with which a book is written, an argument maintained, a negotiation carried on, etc. It always something to be <xex>done</xex>, and the power of <xex>doing</xex> it. <xex>Capacity</xex> has reference to the <xex>receptive</xex> powers. In its higher exercises it supposes great quickness of apprehension and breadth of intellect, with an uncommon aptitude for acquiring and retaining knowledge. Hence it carries with it the idea of <xex>resources</xex> and undeveloped power. Thus we speak of the extraordinary <xex>capacity</xex> of such men as Lord Bacon, Blaise Pascal, and Edmund Burke. \'bd<xex>Capacity</xex>,\'b8 says H. Taylor, \'bdis requisite to devise, and <xex>ability</xex> to execute, a great enterprise.\'b8 The word <xex>abilities</xex>, in the plural, embraces both these qualities, and denotes high mental endowments.</usage><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><mhw><hw>A*bime"</hw> or <hw>A*byme"</hw></mhw> <pr>(#)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[F. <ets>ab\'8cme</ets>. See <er>Abysm</er>.]</ety> <def>A abyss.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab`i*o*gen"e*sis</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <grk>'a</grk> priv. + <grk>bi`os</grk> life + <grk>ge`nesis</grk>, origin, birth.]</ety> <fld>(Biol.)</fld> <def>The supposed origination of living organisms from lifeless matter; such genesis as does not involve the action of living parents; spontaneous generation; -- called also <altname>abiogeny</altname>, and opposed to <contr>biogenesis</contr>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>I shall call the . . . doctrine that living matter may be produced by not living matter, the hypothesis of <qex>abiogenesis</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Huxley, 1870.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab`i*o*ge*net"ic</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <fld>(Biol.)</fld> <def>Of or pertaining to abiogenesis.</def> <wordforms><wf>Ab`i*o*ge*net"ic*al*ly</wf>, <pos>adv.</pos></wordforms><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab`i*og"e*nist</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Biol.)</fld> <def>One who believes that life can be produced independently of antecedent.</def> <rj><au>Huxley.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab`i*og"e*nous</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <fld>(Biol.)</fld> <def>Produced by spontaneous generation.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab`i*og"e*ny</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Biol.)</fld> <def>Same as <er>Abiogenesis</er>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab`i*o*log"ic*al</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <grk>'a</grk> priv. + E. <ets>biological</ets>.]</ety> <def>Pertaining to the study of inanimate things.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*ir"ri*tant</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Med.)</fld> <def>A medicine that diminishes irritation.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*ir"ri*tate</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <ety>[Pref. <ets>ab-</ets> + <ets>irritate</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Med.)</fld> <def>To diminish the sensibility of; to debilitate.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*ir`ri*ta"tion</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Med.)</fld> <def>A pathological condition opposite to that of irritation; debility; lack of strength; asthenia.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*ir"ri*ta*tive</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <fld>(Med.)</fld> <def>Characterized by abirritation or debility.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bit"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>,<def>3d sing. pres. of <er>Abide</er>.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Chaucer.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>ab"ject</hw> <pr>(<acr/b"j<ecr/kt)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>abjectus</ets>, p. p. of <ets>abjicere</ets> to throw away; <ets>ab</ets> + <ets>jacere</ets> to throw. See <er>Jet</er> a shooting forth.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Cast down; low-lying.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>From the safe shore their floating carcasses<br/
+And broken chariot wheels; so thick bestrown<br/
+<qex>Abject</qex> and lost lay these, covering the flood.</q> <rj><qau>Milton.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Degraded; servile; groveling; despicable; <as>as, <ex>abject</ex> posture, fortune, thoughts</as>.</def> \'bdBase and <xex>abject</xex> flatterers.\'b8 <au>Addison.</au> \'bdAn <xex>abject</xex> liar.\'b8 <au>Macaulay.</au><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>And banish hence these <qex>abject</qex>, lowly dreams.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>Sunk to a low condition; down in spirit or hope; miserable; -- of persons.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>Humiliating; degrading; wretched; -- of situations; <as>as, <ex>abject</ex> poverty</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- Mean; groveling; cringing; mean-spirited; slavish; ignoble; worthless; vile; beggarly; contemptible; degraded.</syn><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*ject"</hw> <pr>(<acr/b*j<ecr/kt")</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <ety>[From <er>Abject</er>, <pos>a.</pos>]</ety> <def>To cast off or down; hence, to abase; to degrade; to lower; to debase.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Donne.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"ject</hw> <pr>(<acr/b"j<ecr/kt)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A person in the lowest and most despicable condition; a castaway.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Shall these <qex>abjects</qex>, these victims, these outcasts, know any thing of pleasure?</q> <rj><qau>I. Taylor.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*ject"ed*ness</hw> <pr>(<acr/b*j<ecr/kt"<ecr/d*n<ecr/s)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A very abject or low condition; abjectness.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark> <rj><au>Boyle.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*jec"tion</hw> <pr>(<acr/b*j<ecr/k"sh<ucr/n)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[F. <ets>abjection</ets>, L. <ets>abjectio</ets>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>The act of bringing down or humbling.</def> \'bdThe <xex>abjection</xex> of the king and his realm.\'b8 <rj><au>Joye.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>The state of being rejected or cast out.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>An <qex>abjection</qex> from the beatific regions where God, and his angels and saints, dwell forever.</q> <rj><qau>Jer. Taylor.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>A low or downcast state; meanness of spirit; abasement; degradation.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>That this should be termed baseness, <qex>abjection</qex> of mind, or servility, is it credible?</q> <rj><qau>Hooker.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"ject*ly</hw> <pr>(<acr/b"j<ecr/kt*l<ycr/)</pr>, <pos>adv.</pos> <def>Meanly; servilely.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"ject*ness</hw> <pr>(<acr/b"j<ecr/kt*n<ecr/s)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The state of being <er>abject</er>; abasement; meanness; servility.</def> <rj><au>Grew.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*judge"</hw> <pr>(<acr/b*j<ucr/j")</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <ety>[Pref. <ets>ab-</ets> + <ets>judge</ets>, v. Cf. <er>Abjudicate</er>.]</ety> <def>To take away by judicial decision.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*ju"di*cate</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>abjudicatus</ets>, p. p. of <ets>abjudicare</ets>; <ets>ab</ets> + <ets>judicare</ets>. See <er>Judge</er>, and cf. <er>Abjudge</er>.]</ety> <def>To reject by judicial sentence; also, to abjudge.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Ash.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*ju`di*ca"tion</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Rejection by judicial sentence.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark> <rj><au>Knowles.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"ju*gate</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>abjugatus</ets>, p. p. of <ets>abjugare</ets>.]</ety> <def>To unyoke.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Bailey.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*junc"tive</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>abjunctus</ets>, p. p. of <ets>abjungere</ets>; <ets>ab</ets> + <ets>jungere</ets> to join.]</ety> <def>Exceptional.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>It is this power which leads on from the accidental and <qex>abjunctive</qex> to the universal.</q> <rj><qau>I. Taylor.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab`ju*ra"tion</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>abjuratio</ets>: cf. F. <ets>abjuration</ets>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>The act of abjuring or forswearing; a renunciation upon oath; <as>as, <ex>abjuration</ex> of the realm, a sworn banishment, an oath taken to leave the country and never to return</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A solemn recantation or renunciation; <as>as, an <ex>abjuration</ex> of heresy</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>Oath of abjuration</b></col>, <cd>an oath asserting the right of the present royal family to the crown of England, and expressly abjuring allegiance to the descendants of the Pretender.</cd> <rj><au>Brande & C.</au></rj></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*ju"ra*to*ry</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Containing abjuration.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*jure"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Abjured</conjf> <pr>(<?/)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Abjuring</conjf> <pr>(<?/)</pr>.]</vmorph> <ety>[L. <ets>abjurare</ets> to deny upon oath; <ets>ab</ets> + <ets>jurare</ets> to swear, fr. <ets>jus</ets>, <ets>juris</ets>, right, law; cf. F. <ets>abjurer</ets>. See <er>Jury</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To renounce upon oath; to forswear; to disavow; <as>as, to <ex>abjure</ex> allegiance to a prince</as>. <xex>To abjure the realm</xex>, is to swear to abandon it forever.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To renounce or reject with solemnity; to recant; to abandon forever; to reject; repudiate; <as>as, to <ex>abjure</ex> errors</as>.</def> \'bdMagic I here <xex>abjure</xex>.\'b8 <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- See <er>Renounce</er>.</syn><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*jure"</hw>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <def>To renounce on oath.</def> <rj><au>Bp. Burnet.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*jure"ment</hw> <pr>(-m<eit/nt)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Renunciation.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*jur"er</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>One who abjures.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*lac"tate</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>ablactatus</ets>, p. p. of <ets>ablactare</ets>; <ets>ab</ets> + <ets>lactare</ets> to suckle, fr. <ets>lac</ets> milk.]</ety> <def>To wean.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark> <rj><au>Bailey.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab`lac*ta"tion</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>. <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>The weaning of a child from the breast, or of young beasts from their dam.</def> <rj><au>Blount.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Hort.)</fld> <def>The process of grafting now called <altname>inarching</altname>, or <altname>grafting by approach</altname>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*la"que*ate</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>ablaqueatus</ets>, p. p. of. <ets>ablaqueare</ets>; fr. <ets>ab</ets> + <ets>laqueus</ets> a noose.]</ety> <def>To lay bare, as the roots of a tree.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Bailey.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*la`que*a"tion</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>ablaqueatio</ets>.]</ety> <def>The act or process of laying bare the roots of trees to expose them to the air and water.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Evelyn.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab`las*tem"ic</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <grk>'a</grk> priv. + <?/ growth.]</ety> <fld>(Biol.)</fld> <def>Non-germinal.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*la"tion</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>ablatio</ets>, fr. <ets>ablatus</ets> p. p. of <ets>auferre</ets> to carry away; <ets>ab</ets> + <ets>latus</ets>, p. p. of <ets>ferre</ets> carry: cf. F. <ets>ablation</ets>. See <er>Tolerate</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>A carrying or taking away; removal.</def> <rj><au>Jer. Taylor.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Med.)</fld> <def>Extirpation.</def> <rj><au>Dunglison.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <fld>(Geol.)</fld> <def>Wearing away; superficial waste.</def> <rj><au>Tyndall.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab`la*ti"tious</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Diminishing; <as>as, an <ex>ablatitious</ex> force</as>.</def> <rj><au>Sir J. Herschel.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"la*tive</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[F. <ets>ablatif</ets>, <ets>ablative</ets>, L. <ets>ablativus</ets> fr. <ets>ablatus</ets>. See <er>Ablation</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Taking away or removing.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Where the heart is forestalled with misopinion, <qex>ablative</qex> directions are found needful to unteach error, ere we can learn truth.</q> <rj><qau>Bp. Hall.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Gram.)</fld> <def>Applied to one of the cases of the noun in Latin and some other languages, -- the fundamental meaning of the case being <xex>removal</xex>, <xex>separation</xex>, or <xex>taking away</xex>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"la*tive</hw>, <fld>(Gram.)</fld> <def>The ablative case.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>ablative absolute</b></col>, <cd>a construction in Latin, in which a noun in the ablative case has a participle (either expressed or implied), agreeing with it in gender, number, and case, both words forming a clause by themselves and being unconnected, grammatically, with the rest of the sentence; as, <xex>Tarquinio regnante</xex>, Pythagoras venit, <it>i. e.</it>, Tarquinius reigning, Pythagoras came.</cd></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>Ab"laut</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Ger., off-sound; <ets>ab</ets> off + <ets>laut</ets> sound.]</ety> <fld>(Philol.)</fld> <def>The substitution of one root vowel for another, thus indicating a corresponding modification of use or meaning; vowel permutation; as, <xex>get</xex>, <xex>gat</xex>, <xex>got</xex>; <xex>sing</xex>, <xex>song</xex>; <xex>hang</xex>, <xex>hung</xex>.</def> <rj><au>Earle.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><-- p. 5 --></p>
+
+<p><hw>A*blaze"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>adv. & a.</pos> <ety>[Pref. <ets>a-</ets> + <ets>blaze</ets>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>On fire; in a blaze, gleaming.</def> <rj><au>Milman.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>All <qex>ablaze</qex> with crimson and gold.</q> <rj><qau>Longfellow.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>In a state of glowing excitement or ardent desire.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The young Cambridge democrats were all <qex>ablaze</qex> to assist Torrijos.</q> <rj><qau>Carlyle.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A"ble</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <amorph>[<pos>comp.</pos> <adjf>Abler</adjf> <pr>(<?/)</pr>; <pos>superl.</pos> <adjf>Ablest</adjf> <pr>(<?/)</pr>.]</amorph> <ety>[OF. <ets>habile</ets>, L. <ets>habilis</ets> that may be easily held or managed, apt, skillful, fr. <ets>habere</ets> to have, hold. Cf. <er>Habile</er> and see <er>Habit</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Fit; adapted; suitable.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>A many man, to ben an abbot <qex>able</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Chaucer.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Having sufficient power, strength, force, skill, means, or resources of any kind to accomplish the object; possessed of qualifications rendering competent for some end; competent; qualified; capable; <as>as, an <ex>able</ex> workman, soldier, seaman, a man <ex>able</ex> to work; a mind <ex>able</ex> to reason; a person <ex>able</ex> to be generous; <ex>able</ex> to endure pain; <ex>able</ex> to play on a piano.</as></def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>Specially: Having intellectual qualifications, or strong mental powers; showing ability or skill; talented; clever; powerful; <as>as, the <ex>ablest</ex> man in the senate; an <ex>able</ex> speech.</as></def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>No man wrote <qex>abler</qex> state papers.</q> <rj><qau>Macaulay.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>4.</sn> <fld>(Law)</fld> <def>Legally qualified; possessed of legal competence; <as>as, <ex>able</ex> to inherit or devise property</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><note><col><b>Able for</b></col>, is Scotticism. <q>\'bdHardly <qex>able for</qex> such a march.\'b8</q> <au>Robertson.</au></note><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- Competent; qualified; fitted; efficient; effective; capable; skillful; clever; vigorous; powerful.</syn><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A"ble</hw>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <ety>[See <er>Able</er>, <pos>a.</pos>]</ety> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To make able; to enable; to strengthen.</def> <rj><au>Chaucer.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To vouch for.</def> \'bdI 'll <xex>able</xex> them.\'b8 <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>-a*ble</hw> <pr>(-<adot/*b'l)</pr>. <ety>[F. <ets>-able</ets>, L. <ets>-abilis</ets>.]</ety> <def>An adjective suffix now usually in a passive sense; able to be; fit to be; expressing capacity or worthiness in a passive sense; <as>as, mov<ex>able</ex>, able to be moved; amend<ex>able</ex>, able to be amended; blam<ex>able</ex>, fit to be blamed; sal<ex>able</ex>.</as></def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><note>The form <altsp><wf>-ible</wf></altsp> is used in the same sense.</note><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><note><hand/ It is difficult to say when we are not to use -<xex>able</xex> instead of <xex>-ible</xex>. \'bdYet a rule may be laid down as to when we are to use it. To all verbs, then, from the Anglo-Saxon, to all based on the uncorrupted infinitival stems of Latin verbs of the first conjugation, and to all substantives, whencesoever sprung, we annex -<xex>able</xex> only.\'b8</note> <rj><au>Fitzed. Hall.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A`ble-bod"ied</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Having a sound, strong body; physically competent; robust.</def> \'bd<xex>Able-bodied</xex> vagrant.\'b8 <au>Froude.</au> -- <wordforms><wf>A`ble-bod"ied*ness</wf>, <pos>n.</pos>.</wordforms><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"le*gate</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>ablegatus</ets>, p. p. of <ets>ablegare</ets>; <ets>ab</ets> + <ets>legare</ets> to send with a commission. See <er>Legate</er>.]</ety> <def>To send abroad.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Bailey.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"le*gate</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(R. C. Ch.)</fld> <def>A representative of the pope charged with important commissions in foreign countries, one of his duties being to bring to a newly named cardinal his insignia of office.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab`le*ga"tion</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>ablegatio</ets>.]</ety> <def>The act of sending abroad.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Jer. Taylor.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A`ble-mind"ed</hw> <pr>(#)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Having much intellectual power.</def> -- <wordforms><wf>A`ble-mind"ed*ness</wf>, <pos>n.</pos></wordforms><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A"ble*ness</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Ability of body or mind; force; vigor.</def> <mark>[Obs. or R.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"lep*sy</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/; <grk>'a</grk> priv. + <?/ to see.]</ety> <def>Blindness.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark> <rj><au>Urquhart.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A"bler</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos>, <def><pos>comp.</pos> of <er>Able</er>.</def> -- <wordforms><wf>A"blest</wf> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos>, <def><pos>superl.</pos> of <er>Able</er>.</def></wordforms><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><mhw><hw>Ab"let</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <hw>Ab"len</hw></mhw> <ety>[F. <ets>ablet</ets>, <ets>ablette</ets>, a dim. fr. LL. <ets>abula</ets>, for <ets>albula</ets>, dim. of <ets>albus</ets> white. Cf. <er>Abele</er>.]</ety> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>A small fresh-water fish (<spn>Leuciscus alburnus</spn>); the bleak.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"li*gate</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>ab</ets> + <ets>ligatus</ets>, p. p. of <ets>ligare</ets> to tie.]</ety> <def>To tie up so as to hinder from.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*lig`u*ri"tion</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>abligurito</ets>, fr. <ets>abligurire</ets> to spend in luxurious indulgence; <ets>ab</ets> + <ets>ligurire</ets> to be lickerish, dainty, fr. <ets>lingere</ets> to lick.]</ety> <def>Prodigal expense for food.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Bailey.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A"blins</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>adv.</pos> <ety>[See <er>Able</er>.]</ety> <def>Perhaps.</def> <mark>[Scot.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bloom"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>adv.</pos> <ety>[Pref. <ets>a-</ets> + <ets>bloom</ets>.]</ety> <def>In or into bloom; in a blooming state.</def> <rj><au>Masson.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*lude"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>abludere</ets>; <ets>ab</ets> + <ets>ludere</ets> to play.]</ety> <def>To be unlike; to differ.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Bp. Hall.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"lu*ent</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>abluens</ets>, p. pr. of. <ets>abluere</ets> to wash away; <ets>ab</ets> + <ets>luere</ets> (<ets>lavere</ets>, <ets>lavare</ets>). See <er>Lave</er>.]</ety> <def>Washing away; carrying off impurities; detergent.</def> -- <wordforms><pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Med.)</fld> <def>A detergent.</def></wordforms><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*blush"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>adv. & a.</pos> <ety>[Pref. <ets>a-</ets> + <ets>blush</ets>.]</ety> <def>Blushing; ruddy.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*lu`tion</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>ablutio</ets>, fr. <ets>abluere</ets>: cf. F. <ets>ablution</ets>. See <er>Abluent</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>The act of washing or cleansing; specifically, the washing of the body, or some part of it, as a religious rite.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>The water used in cleansing.</def> \'bdCast the <xex>ablutions</xex> in the main.\'b8 <rj><au>Pope.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <fld>(R. C. Ch.)</fld> <def>A small quantity of wine and water, which is used to wash the priest's thumb and index finger after the communion, and which then, as perhaps containing portions of the consecrated elements, is drunk by the priest.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*lu"tion*a*ry</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Pertaining to ablution.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*lu"vi*on</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[LL. <ets>abluvio</ets>. See <er>Abluent</er>.]</ety> <def>That which is washed off.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark> <rj><au>Dwight.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A"bly</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>adv.</pos> <def>In an able manner; with great ability; <as>as, <ex>ably</ex> done, planned, said</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>-a*bly</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>. <def>A suffix composed of <it>-able</it> and the adverbial suffix <it>-ly</it>; as, <it>favorably</it>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"ne*gate</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Abnegated</conjf>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Abnegating</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[L. <ets>abnegatus</ets>, p. p. of <ets>abnegare</ets>; <ets>ab</ets> + <ets>negare</ets> to deny. See <er>Deny</er>.]</ety> <def>To deny and reject; to abjure.</def> <rj><au>Sir E. Sandys. Farrar.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab`ne*ga"tion</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>abnegatio</ets>: cf. F. <ets>abn\'82gation</ets>.]</ety> <def>a denial; a renunciation.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>With <qex>abnegation</qex> of God, of his honor, and of religion, they may retain the friendship of the court.</q> <rj><qau>Knox.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"ne*ga*tive</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>abnegativus</ets>.]</ety> <def>Denying; renouncing; negative.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark> <rj><au>Clarke.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"ne*ga`tor</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L.]</ety> <def>One who abnegates, denies, or rejects anything.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>Ab"net</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Heb.]</ety> <def>The girdle of a Jewish priest or officer.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"no*date</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>abnodatus</ets>, p. p. of <ets>abnodare</ets>; <ets>ab</ets> + <ets>nodus</ets> knot.]</ety> <def>To clear (tress) from knots.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark> <rj><au>Blount.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab`no*da"tion</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The act of cutting away the knots of trees.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark> <rj><au>Crabb.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*nor"mal</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[For earlier <ets>anormal</ets>, F. <ets>anormal</ets>, LL. <ets>anormalus</ets> for <ets>anomalus</ets>, Gr. <?/. Confused with L. <ets>abnormis</ets>. See <er>Anomalous</er>, <er>Abnormous</er>, <er>Anormal</er>.]</ety> <def>Not conformed to rule or system; deviating from the type; anomalous; irregular.</def> \'bdThat deviating from the type; anomalous; irregular. \'b8 <rj><au>Froude.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>abnormalcy</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>an abnormal condition.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> abnormality</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab`nor*mal"i*ty</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos>; <plu><it>pl.</it> <plw>Abnormalities</plw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>.</plu> <sn>1.</sn> <def>The state or quality of being abnormal; variation; irregularity.</def> <rj><au>Darwin.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Something abnormal.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*nor"mal*ly</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>adv.</pos> <def>In an abnormal manner; irregularly.</def> <rj><au>Darwin.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*nor"mi*ty</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos>; <plu><it>pl.</it> <plw>Abnormities</plw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>.</plu> <ety>[LL. <ets>abnormitas</ets>. See <er>Abnormous</er>.]</ety> <def>Departure from the ordinary type; irregularity; monstrosity.</def> \'bdAn <xex>abnormity</xex> . . . like a calf born with two heads.\'b8 <rj><au>Mrs. Whitney.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*nor"mous</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>abnormis</ets>; <ets>ab</ets> + <ets>norma</ets> rule. See <er>Normal</er>.]</ety> <def>Abnormal; irregular.</def> <rj><au>Hallam.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>A character of a more <qex>abnormous</qex> cast than his equally suspected coadjutor.</q> <rj><au>State Trials.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*board"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>adv.</pos> <ety>[Pref. <ets>a-</ets> on, in + <ets>board</ets>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>On board; into or within a ship or boat; hence, into or within a railway car.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Alongside; <as>as, close <ex>aboard</ex></as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><fld>(Naut.)</fld>: <col><b>To fall aboard of</b></col>, <cd>to strike a ship's side; to fall foul of.</cd> -- <col><b>To haul the tacks aboard</b></col>, <cd>to set the courses.</cd> -- <col><b>To keep the land aboard</b></col>, <cd>to hug the shore.</cd> -- <col><b>To lay (a ship) aboard</b></col>, <cd>to place one's own ship close alongside of (a ship) for fighting.</cd></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*board"</hw>, <pos>prep.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>On board of; <as>as, to go <ex>aboard</ex> a ship</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Across; athwart.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Nor iron bands <qex>aboard</qex><br/
+The Pontic Sea by their huge navy cast.</q> <rj><qau>Spenser.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bod"ance</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[See <er>Bode</er>.]</ety> <def>An omen; a portending.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bode"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <def><pos>pret.</pos> of <er>Abide</er>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bode"</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[OE. <ets>abad</ets>, <ets>abood</ets>, fr. <ets>abiden</ets> to abide. See <er>Abide</er>. For the change of vowel, cf. <ets>abode</ets>, imp. of <ets>abide</ets>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Act of waiting; delay.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>And with her fled away without <qex>abode</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Spenser.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Stay or continuance in a place; sojourn.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>He waxeth at your <qex>abode</qex> here.</q> <rj><qau>Fielding.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>Place of continuance, or where one dwells; abiding place; residence; a dwelling; a habitation.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Come, let me lead you to our poor <qex>abode</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Wordsworth.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bode"</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[See <er>Bode</er>, <pos>v. t.</pos>]</ety> <def>An omen.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>High-thundering Juno's husband stirs my spirit with true <qex>abodes</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Chapman.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bode"</hw>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <def>To bode; to foreshow.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bode"</hw>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <def>To be ominous.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Dryden.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bode"ment</hw> <pr>(-m<eit/nt)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A foreboding; an omen.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> \'bd<xex>Abodements</xex> must not now affright us.\'b8 <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bod"ing</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A foreboding.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bol"ish</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Abolished</conjf> <pr>(<?/)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Abolishing</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[F. <ets>abolir</ets>, L. <ets>abolere</ets>, <ets>aboletum</ets>; <ets>ab</ets> + <ets>olere</ets> to grow. Cf. <er>Finish</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To do away with wholly; to annul; to make void; -- said of laws, customs, institutions, governments, etc.; <as>as, to <ex>abolish</ex> slavery, to <ex>abolish</ex> folly</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To put an end to, or destroy, as a physical objects; to wipe out.</def> <mark>[Archaic]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>And with thy blood <qex>abolish</qex> so reproachful blot.</q> <rj><qau>Spenser.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>His quick instinctive hand<br/
+Caught at the hilt, as to <qex>abolish</qex> him.</q> <rj><qau>Tennyson.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- To <er>Abolish</er>, <er>Repeal</er>, <er>Abrogate</er>, <er>Revoke</er>, <er>Annul</er>, <er>Nullify</er>, <er>Cancel</er>.</syn> <usage> These words have in common the idea of setting aside by some overruling act. <xex>Abolish</xex> applies particularly to things of a permanent nature, such as institutions, usages, customs, etc.; as, to <xex>abolish</xex> monopolies, serfdom, slavery. <xex>Repeal</xex> describes the act by which the legislature of a state sets aside a law which it had previously enacted. <xex>Abrogate</xex> was originally applied to the repeal of a law by the Roman people; and hence, when the power of making laws was usurped by the emperors, the term was applied to <xex>their</xex> act of setting aside the laws. Thus it came to express that act by which a sovereign or an executive government sets aside laws, ordinances, regulations, treaties, conventions, etc. <xex>Revoke</xex> denotes the act of recalling some previous grant which conferred, privilege, etc.; as, to <xex>revoke</xex> a decree, to <xex>revoke</xex> a power of attorney, a promise, etc. Thus, also, we speak of the <xex>revocation</xex> of the Edict of Nantes. <xex>Annul</xex> is used in a more general sense, denoting simply to make void; as, to <xex>annul</xex> a contract, to <xex>annul</xex> an agreement. <xex>Nullify</xex> is an old word revived in this country, and applied to the setting of things aside either by force or by total disregard; as, to <xex>nullify</xex> an act of Congress. <xex>Cancel</xex> is to strike out or annul, by a deliberate exercise of power, something which has operative force.</usage><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bol"ish*a*ble</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Cf. F. <ets>abolissable</ets>.]</ety> <def>Capable of being abolished.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bol"ish*er</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>One who abolishes.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bol"ish*ment</hw> <pr>(-m<eit/nt)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Cf. F. <ets>abolissement</ets>.]</ety> <def>The act of abolishing; abolition; destruction.</def> <rj><au>Hooker.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"o*li"tion</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>abolitio</ets>, fr. <ets>abolere</ets>: cf. F. <ets>abolition</ets>. See <er>Abolish</er>.]</ety> <def>The act of abolishing, or the state of being abolished; an annulling; abrogation; utter destruction; <as>as, the <ex>abolition</ex> of slavery or the slave trade; the <ex>abolition</ex> of laws, decrees, ordinances, customs, taxes, debts, etc.</as></def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><note><hand/ The application of this word to persons is now unusual or obsolete</note><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>abolitionary</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>relating to or favoring abolition, especially the abolition of slavery.</def> <source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>of or pertaining to abolition</def><br/
+[<source>PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab`o*li"tion*ism</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The principles or measures of abolitionists.</def> <rj><au>Wilberforce.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab`o*li"tion*ist</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A person who favors the abolition of any institution, especially negro slavery.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab`o*li`tion*ize</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <def>To imbue with the principles of abolitionism.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark> <rj><au>Bartlett.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>A*bo"ma</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>A large South American serpent (<spn>Boa aboma</spn>).</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><mhw>{ \'d8<hw>Ab`o*ma"sum</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, \'d8<hw>Ab`o*ma"sus</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, }</mhw> <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[NL., fr. L. <ets>ab</ets> + <ets>omasum</ets> (a Celtic word).]</ety> <fld>(Anat.)</fld> <def>The fourth or digestive stomach of a ruminant, which leads from the third stomach <xex>omasum</xex>. See <er>Ruminantia</er>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bom"i*na*ble</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[F. <ets>abominable</ets>. L. <ets>abominalis</ets>. See <er>Abominate</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Worthy of, or causing, abhorrence, as a thing of evil omen; odious in the utmost degree; very hateful; detestable; loathsome; execrable.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Excessive; large; -- used as an intensive.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><note><hand/ Juliana Berners . . . informs us that in her time [15th c.], \'bda<xex>bomynable</xex> syght of monkes\'b8 was elegant English for \'bda large company of friars.\'b8</note> <rj><au>G. P. Marsh.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bom"i*na*ble*ness</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The quality or state of being abominable; odiousness.</def> <rj><au>Bentley.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bom"i*na*bly</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>adv.</pos> <def>In an abominable manner; very odiously; detestably.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bom"i*nate</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Abominated</conjf>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Abominating</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[L. <ets>abominatus</ets>, p. p. or <ets>abominari</ets> to deprecate as ominous, to abhor, to curse; <ets>ab</ets> + <ets>omen</ets> a foreboding. See <er>Omen</er>.]</ety> <def>To turn from as ill-omened; to hate in the highest degree, as if with religious dread; loathe; <as>as, to <ex>abominate</ex> all impiety</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- To hate; abhor; loathe; detest. See <er>Hate</er>.</syn><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bom`i*na"tion</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[OE. <ets>abominacioun</ets>, <ets>-cion</ets>, F. <ets>abominatio</ets>. See <er>Abominate</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>The feeling of extreme disgust and hatred; abhorrence; detestation; loathing; <as>as, he holds tobacco in <ex>abomination</ex></as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>That which is abominable; anything hateful, wicked, or shamefully vile; an object or state that excites disgust and hatred; a hateful or shameful vice; pollution.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Antony, most large in his <qex>abominations</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>A cause of pollution or wickedness.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- Detestation; loathing; abhorrence; disgust; aversion; loathsomeness; odiousness.</syn> <rj><au>Sir W. Scott.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*boon"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>prep.</pos> <def>and <xex>adv</xex>. Above.</def> <mark>[Scot. & Prov. Eng.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q><qex>Aboon</qex> the pass of Bally-Brough.</q> <rj><qau>Sir W. Scott.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The ceiling fair that rose <qex>aboon</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>J. R. Drake.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Abor</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>a language spoken in Northeast India and adjacent regions of West Burma (Myanmar).</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> Miri, Mirish, Dafla</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*o"ral</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>ab</ets>. + E. <ets>oral</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>Situated opposite to, or away from, the mouth.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>A*bord"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[F.]</ety> <def>Manner of approaching or accosting; address.</def> <rj><au>Chesterfield.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bord"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <ety>[F. <ets>aborder</ets>, <ets>\'85</ets> (L. <ets>ad</ets>) + <ets>bord</ets> rim, brim, or side of a vessel. See <er>Border</er>, <er>Board</er>.]</ety> <def>To approach; to accost.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Digby.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab`o*rig"i*nal</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[See <er>Aborigines</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>First; original; indigenous; primitive; native; <as>as, the <ex>aboriginal</ex> tribes of America</as>.</def> \'bdMantled o'er with <xex>aboriginal</xex> turf.\'b8 <rj><au>Wordsworth.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Of or pertaining to aborigines; <as>as, a Hindu of <ex>aboriginal</ex> blood</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab`o*rig"i*nal</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>An original inhabitant of any land; one of the aborigines.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>An animal or a plant native to the region.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>It may well be doubted whether this frog is an <qex>aboriginal</qex> of these islands.</q> <rj><qau>Darwin.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab`o*rig`i*nal"i*ty</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The quality of being aboriginal.</def> <rj><au>Westm. Rev.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab`o*rig"i*nal*ly</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>adv.</pos> <def>Primarily.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab`o*rig"i*nes</hw> <pr>(-r<icr/j"<icr/*n<emac/z)</pr>, <pos>n. pl.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>Aborigines</ets>; <ets>ab</ets> + <ets>origo</ets>, especially the first inhabitants of Latium, those who originally (<ets>ab origine</ets>) inhabited Latium or Italy. See <er>Origin</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>The earliest known inhabitants of a country; native races.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>The original fauna and flora of a geographical area</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*borse"ment</hw> <pr>(<adot/*b<ocir/rs"m<eit/nt)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Abortment; abortion.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Bp. Hall.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bor"sive</hw> <pr>(<adot/*b<ocir/r"s<icr/v)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Abortive.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Fuller.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bort"</hw> <pr>(<adot/*b<ocir/rt")</pr>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>abortare</ets>, fr. <ets>abortus</ets>, p. p. of <ets>aboriri</ets>; <ets>ab</ets> + <ets>oriri</ets> to rise, to be born. See <er>Orient</er>.]</ety><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>1.</sn> <def>To miscarry; to bring forth young prematurely.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Biol.)</fld> <def>To become checked in normal development, so as either to remain rudimentary or shrink away wholly; to become sterile.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>to stop, cease, or fail prior to normal completion.</def><br/
+[<source>PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bort"</hw> <pr>(<adot/*b<ocir/rt")</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <def>to cause (an action or process) to stop at an early stage, or before normal completion; <as>as, to <ex>abort</ex> a rocket flight</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bort"</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>abortus</ets>, fr. <ets>aboriri</ets>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>An untimely birth.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Sir H. Wotton.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>An aborted offspring.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Holland.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bort"ed</hw>, <pos>a.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Brought forth prematurely.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Biol.)</fld> <def>Rendered abortive or sterile; undeveloped; checked in normal development at a very early stage; <as>as, spines are <ex>aborted</ex> branches</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>stopped prior to normal completion.</def><br/
+[<source>PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The eyes of the cirripeds are more or less <qex>aborted</qex> in their mature state.</q> <rj><qau>Owen.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bor"ti*cide</hw> <pr>(<adot/*b<ocir/r"t<icr/*s<imac/d)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>abortus</ets> + <ets>caedere</ets> to kill. See <er>Abort</er>.]</ety> <fld>(Med.)</fld> <def>The act of destroying a fetus in the womb; feticide.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bor`ti*fa"cient</hw> <pr>(<adot/*b<ocir/r`t<icr/*f<amac/"sh<eit/nt)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>abortus</ets> (see <er>Abort</er>, <pos>v.</pos>) + <ets>faciens</ets>, p. pr. of <ets>facere</ets> to make.]</ety> <def>Producing miscarriage.</def> -- <def2><pos>n.</pos> <def>A drug or an agent that causes premature delivery.</def></def2><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bor"tion</hw> <pr>(<adot/*b<ocir/r"sh<ucr/n)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>abortio</ets>, fr. <ets>aboriri</ets>. See <er>Abort</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>The act of giving premature birth; particularly, the expulsion of the human fetus prematurely, or before it is capable of sustaining life; miscarriage.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><-- p. 6 --></p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>The immature product of an untimely birth; a fetus which has been delivered prematurely due to spontaneous or voluntary abortion, and is dead.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <fld>(Biol.)</fld> <def>Arrest of development of any organ, so that it remains an imperfect formation or is absorbed.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>Any fruit or produce that does not come to maturity, or anything which in its progress, before it is matured or perfect; a complete failure; <as>as, his attempt proved an <ex>abortion</ex></as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>5.</sn> <def>the removal of a fetus from the womb prior to normal delivery in a manner such as to cause the death of the fetus; also called <altname>voluntary abortion</altname>, or when performed by a physician, <altname>therapeutic abortion</altname>.</def><br/
+[<source>PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><note>In the 1913 Webster there was the following note appended to sense 1:<br/
+<hand/ It is sometimes used for the offense of procuring a premature delivery, but strictly the early delivery is the <xex>abortion</xex>, \'bdcausing or procuring <xex>abortion</xex>\'b8 is the full name of the offense. <rj><au>Abbott.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>PJC</source>]</note></p>
+
+<p><sn>6.</sn> <def>something considered to be a repulsive or monstrous variant of a normal object; a monstrosity.</def><br/
+[<source>PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bor"tion*al</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Pertaining to abortion; miscarrying; abortive.</def> <rj><au>Carlyle.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bor"tion*ist</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>One who performs or procures abortion; among medical personnel, also called an <altname>abortion provider</altname>.</def> <note>The word <ex>abortionist</ex> has negative connotations from the time when the practise was illegal in the United States, and the latter term is preferred among those who do not consider the procedure as morally reprehensible.</note><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>a*bor"tion pro*vid"er</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>same as <er>abortionist</er>.</def><br/
+[<source>PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bor"tive</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>abortivus</ets>, fr. <ets>aboriri</ets>. See <er>Abort</er>, <pos>v.</pos>]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Produced by abortion; born prematurely; <as>as, an <ex>abortive</ex> child</as>.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Made from the skin of a still-born animal; <as>as, <ex>abortive</ex> vellum</as>.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>Rendering fruitless or ineffectual.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> \'bdPlunged in that <xex>abortive</xex> gulf.\'b8 <rj><au>Milton.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>Coming to naught; failing in its effect; miscarrying; fruitless; unsuccessful; <as>as, an <ex>abortive</ex> attempt</as>.</def> \'bdAn <xex>abortive</xex> enterprise.\'b8 <rj><au>Prescott.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>5.</sn> <fld>(Biol.)</fld> <def>Imperfectly formed or developed; rudimentary; sterile; <as>as, an <ex>abortive</ex> organ, stamen, ovule, etc.</as></def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>6.</sn> <fld>(Med.)</fld> <sd>(a)</sd> <def>Causing abortion; <as>as, <ex>abortive</ex> medicines</as>.</def> <au>Parr.</au> <sd>(b)</sd> <def>Cutting short; <as>as, <ex>abortive</ex> treatment of typhoid fever</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bor"tive</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>That which is born or brought forth prematurely; an abortion.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A fruitless effort or issue.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>A medicine to which is attributed the property of causing abortion; -- also called an <altname>abortifacient</altname>.</def> <rj><au>Dunglison.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bor"tive*ly</hw>, <pos>adv.</pos> <def>In an abortive or untimely manner; immaturely; fruitlessly.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bor"tive*ness</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The quality of being abortive.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bort"ment</hw> <pr>(<adot/*b<ocir/rt"m<eit/nt)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Abortion.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>a*bort"us</hw> <pr>(<adot/*b<ocir/rt"<ucr/s)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>a fetus which has been aborted; same as <er>abortion{2}</er>.</def><br/
+[<source>PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bought"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <def><pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> of <er>Aby</er>.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bound"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Abounded</conjf>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Abounding</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[OE. <ets>abounden</ets>, F. <ets>abonder</ets>, fr. L. <ets>abundare</ets> to overflow, abound; <ets>ab</ets> + <ets>unda</ets> wave. Cf. <er>Undulate</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To be in great plenty; to be very prevalent; to be plentiful.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The wild boar which <qex>abounds</qex> in some parts of the continent of Europe.</q> <rj><qau>Chambers.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Where sin <qex>abounded</qex> grace did much more <qex>abound</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Rom. v. 20.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To be copiously supplied; -- followed by <xex>in</xex> or <xex>with</xex>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>To abound in</b></col>, <cd>to possess in such abundance as to be characterized by.</cd> -- <col><b>To abound with</b></col>, <cd>to be filled with; to possess in great numbers.</cd></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Men <qex>abounding in</qex> natural courage.</q> <rj><qau>Macaulay.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>A faithful man shall <qex>abound with</qex> blessings.</q> <rj><qau>Prov. xxviii. 20.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>It <qex>abounds with</qex> cabinets of curiosities.</q> <rj><qau>Addison.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>abounding</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fr>1</fr> <def>same as <er>abundant</er></def> <illu><ex>abounding</ex> confidence</illu><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> galore(postnominal)</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bout"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>prep.</pos> <ety>[OE. <ets>aboute</ets>, <ets>abouten</ets>, <ets>abuten</ets>; AS. <ets>\'bebutan</ets>, <ets>onbutan</ets>; <ets>on</ets> + <ets>butan</ets>, which is from <ets>be</ets> by + u<ets>tan</ets> outward, from <ets>ut</ets> out. See <er>But</er>, <er>Out</er>.]</ety><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>1.</sn> <def>Around; all round; on every side of.</def> \'bdLook <xex>about</xex> you.\'b8 <au>Shak.</au> \'bdBind them <xex>about</xex> thy neck.\'b8 <au>Prov. iii. 3.</au><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>In the immediate neighborhood of; in contiguity or proximity to; near, as to place; by or on (one's person).</def> \'bdHave you much money <xex>about</xex> you?\'b8 <rj><au>Bulwer.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>Over or upon different parts of; through or over in various directions; here and there in; to and fro in; throughout.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Lampoons . . . were handed <qex>about</qex> the coffeehouses.</q> <rj><qau>Macaulay.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Roving still <qex>about</qex> the world.</q> <rj><qau>Milton.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>Near; not far from; -- determining approximately time, size, quantity.</def> \'bdTo-morrow, <xex>about</xex> this time.\'b8 <au>Exod. ix. 18.</au> \'bd<xex>About</xex> my stature.\'b8 <au>Shak.</au><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>He went out <qex>about</qex> the third hour.</q> <rj><qau>Matt. xx. 3.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><note><hand/ This use passes into the adverbial sense.</note><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>5.</sn> <def>In concern with; engaged in; intent on.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>I must be <qex>about</qex> my Father's business.</q> <rj><qau>Luke ii. 49.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>6.</sn> <mark>Before a verbal noun or an infinitive:</mark> <def>On the point or verge of; going; in act of.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Paul was now <qex>about</qex>to open his mouth.</q> <rj><qau>Acts xviii. 14.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>7.</sn> <def>Concerning; with regard to; on account of; touching.</def> \'bdTo treat <xex>about</xex> thy ransom.\'b8 <rj><au>Milton.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>She must have her way <qex>about</qex> Sarah.</q> <rj><qau>Trollope.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bout"</hw>, <pos>adv.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>On all sides; around.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>'Tis time to look <qex>about</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>In circuit; circularly; by a circuitous way; around the outside; <as>as, a mile <ex>about</ex>, and a third of a mile across</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>Here and there; around; in one place and another.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Wandering <qex>about</qex> from house to house.</q> <rj><qau>1 Tim. v. 13.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>Nearly; approximately; with close correspondence, in quality, manner, degree, etc.; <as>as, <ex>about</ex> as cold; <ex>about</ex> as high</as>; -- also of quantity, number, time.</def> \'bdThere fell . . . <xex>about</xex> three thousand men.\'b8 <rj><au>Exod. xxii. 28.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>5.</sn> <def>To a reserved position; half round; in the opposite direction; on the opposite tack; <as>as, to face <ex>about</ex>; to turn one's self <ex>about</ex>.</as></def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>To bring about</b></col>, <cd>to cause to take place; to accomplish.</cd> -- <col><b>To come about</b></col>, <cd>to occur; to take place. See under <er>Come</er>.</cd> -- <mcol><col><b>To go about</b></col>, <col><b>To set about</b></col></mcol>, <cd>to undertake; to arrange; to prepare.</cd> \'bdShall we <xex>set about</xex> some revels?\'b8 <au>Shak.</au> -- <col><b>Round about</b></col>, <cd>in every direction around.</cd></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bout"-sledge"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The largest hammer used by smiths.</def> <rj><au>Weale.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bove"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>prep.</pos> <ety>[OE. <ets>above</ets>, <ets>aboven</ets>, <ets>abuffe</ets>, AS. <ets>abufon</ets>; <ets>an</ets> (or <ets>on</ets>) on + <ets>be</ets> by + <ets>ufan</ets> upward; cf. Goth. <ets>uf</ets> under. \'fb199. See <er>Over</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>In or to a higher place; higher than; on or over the upper surface; over; -- opposed to <ant>below</ant> or <ant>beneath</ant>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Fowl that may fly <qex>above</qex> the earth.</q> <rj><qau>Gen. i. 20.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Figuratively, higher than; superior to in any respect; surpassing; beyond; higher in measure or degree than; <as>as, things <ex>above</ex> comprehension; <ex>above</ex> mean actions; conduct <ex>above</ex> reproach.</as></def> \'bdThy worth . . . is actions <xex>above</xex> my gifts.\'b8 <rj><au>Marlowe.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>I saw in the way a light from heaven <qex>above</qex> the brightness of the sun.</q> <rj><qau>Acts xxxvi. 13.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>Surpassing in number or quantity; more than; <as>as, <ex>above</ex> a hundred</as>. (Passing into the adverbial sense. See <er>Above</er>, <pos>adv.</pos>, 4.)</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>above all</b></col>, <cd>before every other consideration; chiefly; in preference to other things.</cd></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>Over and above</b></col>, <pos>prep. or adv.</pos>, <cd>besides; in addition to.</cd></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bove"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>adv.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>In a higher place; overhead; into or from heaven; <as>as, the clouds <ex>above</ex></as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Earlier in order; higher in the same page; hence, in a foregoing page.</def> \'bdThat was said <xex>above</xex>.\'b8 <rj><au>Dryden.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>Higher in rank or power; <as>as, he appealed to the court <ex>above</ex></as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>More than; <as>as, <ex>above</ex> five hundred were present</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><note><xex>Above</xex> is often used elliptically as an adjective by omitting the word <xex>mentioned</xex>, <xex>quoted</xex>, or the like; as, the <xex>above</xex> observations, the <xex>above</xex> reference, the <xex>above</xex> articles. -- <xex>Above</xex> is also used substantively. \'bdThe waters that come down from <xex>above</xex>.\'b8 <rj><au>Josh. iii. 13.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>It is also used as the first part of a compound in the sense of <xex>before</xex>, <xex>previously</xex>; as, <xex>above</xex>-cited, <xex>above</xex>-described, <xex>above</xex>-mentioned, <xex>above</xex>-named, <xex>above</xex>said, <xex>above</xex>specified, <xex>above</xex>-written, <xex>above</xex>-given.</note><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bove"board`</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>adv.</pos> <def>Above the board or table. Hence: in open sight; without trick, concealment, or deception.</def> \'bdFair and <xex>aboveboard</xex>.\'b8 <rj><au>Burke.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><note><hand/ This expression is said by Johnson to have been borrowed from gamesters, who, when they change their cards, put their hands under the table.</note><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bove"-cit`ed</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Cited before, in the preceding part of a book or writing.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bove"deck`</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>On deck; and hence, like <xex>aboveboard</xex>, without artifice.</def> <rj><au>Smart.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><mhw><hw>A*bove"-men`tioned</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <hw>A*bove"-named`</hw></mhw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Mentioned or named before; aforesaid; mentioned or named earlier in the same text (in written documents).</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source> <source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bove"said`</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Mentioned or recited before.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*box"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>adv. & a.</pos> <fld>(Naut.)</fld> <def>Braced aback.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>A"bra</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Sp., a bay, valley, fissure.]</ety> <def>A narrow pass or defile; a break in a mesa; the mouth of a ca\'a4on.</def> <mark>[Southwestern U. S.]</mark><br/
+[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab`ra*ca*dab"ra</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. Of unknown origin.]</ety> <def>A mystical word or collocation of letters written as in the figure. Worn on an amulet it was supposed to ward off fever. At present the word is used chiefly in jest to denote something without meaning; jargon.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*ra"dant</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A material used for grinding, as emery, sand, powdered glass, etc.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*rade"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Abraded</conjf>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Abrading</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[L. <ets>abradere</ets>, <ets>abrasum</ets>, to scrape off; <ets>ab</ets> + <ets>radere</ets> to scrape. See <er>Rase</er>, <er>Raze</er>.]</ety> <def>To rub or wear off; to waste or wear away by friction; <as>as, to <ex>abrade</ex> rocks</as>.</def> <rj><au>Lyell.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*brade"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <def>Same as <er>Abraid</er>.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A`bra*ham"ic</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Pertaining to Abraham, the patriarch; <as>as, the <ex>Abrachamic</ex> covenant</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><mhw><hw>A`bra*ham*it"ic</hw>, <hw>*ic*al</hw></mhw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Relating to the patriarch Abraham.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><mhw><hw>A"bra*ham-man`</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr> <it>or</it> <hw>A"bram-man`</hw></mhw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Possibly in allusion to the parable of the beggar Lazarus in Luke xvi. <au>Murray (New Eng. Dict. ).</au>]</ety> <def>One of a set of vagabonds who formerly roamed through England, feigning lunacy for the sake of obtaining alms.</def> <rj><au>Nares.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>To sham Abraham</b></col>, <cd>to feign sickness.</cd> <au>Goldsmith.</au></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*braid"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t. & i.</pos> <ety>[OE. <ets>abraiden</ets>, to awake, draw (a sword), AS. <ets>\'bebredgan</ets> to shake, draw; pref. <ets>\'be-</ets> (cf. Goth. <ets>us-</ets>, Ger. <ets>er-</ets>, orig. meaning <ets>out</ets>) + <ets>bregdan</ets> to shake, throw. See <er>Braid</er>.]</ety> <def>To awake; to arouse; to stir or start up; also, to shout out.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Chaucer.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Abramis</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fr>1</fr> <def>a genus of European fishes.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> genus Abramis</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bran"chi*al</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>Abranchiate.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>A*bran`chi*a"ta</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n. pl.</pos> <ety>[NL., from Gr. <grk>'a</grk> priv. + <?/, pl., the gills of fishes.]</ety> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>A group of annelids, so called because the species composing it have no special organs of respiration.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bran"chi*ate</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>Without gills.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>abranchious</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>having no gills; -- same as <er>abranchiate</er>.</def> <ant>branchiate</ant><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> abranchiate, abranchial, gill-less</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*rase"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>abrasus</ets>, p. p. of <ets>abradere</ets>. See <er>Abrade</er>.]</ety> <def>Rubbed smooth.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> \'bdAn <xex>abrase</xex> table.\'b8 <rj><au>B. Jonson.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*ra"sion</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>abrasio</ets>, fr. <ets>abradere</ets>. See <er>Abrade</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>The act of abrading, wearing, or rubbing off; the wearing away by friction; <as>as, the <ex>abrasion</ex> of coins</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>The substance rubbed off.</def> <rj><au>Berkeley.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <fld>(Med.)</fld> <def>A superficial excoriation, with loss of substance under the form of small shreds.</def> <rj><au>Dunglison.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*ra"sive</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Producing abrasion.</def> <rj><au>Ure.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><mhw><hw>A*braum"</hw> <it>or</it> <hw>A*braum" salts</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr></mhw>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Ger., fr. <ets>abr\'84umen</ets> to remove.]</ety> <def>A red ocher used to darken mahogany and for making chloride of potassium.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>A*brax"as</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[A name adopted by the Egyptian Gnostic Basilides, containing the Greek letters <alpha/, <beta/, <rho/, <alpha/, <xi/, <alpha/, <sigma/, which, as numerals, amounted to 365. It was used to signify the supreme deity as ruler of the 365 heavens of his system.]</ety> <def>A mystical word used as a charm and engraved on gems among the ancients; also, a gem stone thus engraved.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bray"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v.</pos> <ety>[A false form from the preterit <ets>abraid</ets>, <ets>abrayde</ets>.]</ety> <def>See <er>Abraid</er>.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Spenser.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab`re*ac"tion</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Pref. <ets>ab-</ets> + <ets>reaction</ets>, after G. <ets>Abreagirung</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Psychotherapy)</fld> <def>the purging of emotional tensions. See <er>Catharsis</er>, below.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> catharsis, katharsis</syn><br/
+[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source> <source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*breast"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>adv.</pos> <ety>[Pref. <ets>a-</ets> + <ets>breast</ets>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Side by side, with breasts in a line; <as>as, \'bdTwo men could hardly walk <ex>abreast</ex></as>.\'b8</def> <rj><au>Macaulay.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Naut.)</fld> <def>Side by side; also, opposite; over against; on a line with the vessel's beam; -- with <xex>of</xex>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>Up to a certain level or line; equally advanced; <as>as, to keep <ex>abreast</ex> of [or with] the present state of science</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>At the same time; simultaneously.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q><qex>Abreast</qex> therewith began a convocation.</q> <rj><qau>Fuller.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*breg"ge</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <def>See <er>Abridge</er>.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab`re*nounce"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>abrenuntiare</ets>; <ets>ab</ets> + <ets>renuntiare</ets>. See <er>Renounce</er>.]</ety> <def>To renounce.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> \'bdThey <xex>abrenounce</xex> and cast them off.\'b8 <rj><au>Latimer.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab`re*nun`ci*a"tion</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[LL. <ets>abrenuntiatio</ets>. See <er>Abrenounce</er>.]</ety> <def>Absolute renunciation or repudiation.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>An <qex>abrenunciation</qex> of that truth which he so long had professed, and still believed.</q> <rj><qau>Fuller.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*rep"tion</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>abreptus</ets>, p. p. of <ets>abripere</ets> to snatch away; <ets>ab</ets> + <ets>rapere</ets> to snatch.]</ety> <def>A snatching away.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>A`breu`voir"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[F., a watering place.]</ety> <fld>(Masonry)</fld> <def>The joint or interstice between stones, to be filled with mortar.</def> <rj><au>Gwilt.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A"bri*cock</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>See <er>Apricot</er>.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bridge"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Abridged</conjf> <pr>(<?/)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Abridging</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[OE. <ets>abregen</ets>, OF. <ets>abregier</ets>, F. <ets>abr\'82ger</ets>, fr. L. <ets>abbreviare</ets>; <ets>ad</ets> + <ets>brevis</ets> short. See <er>Brief</er> and cf. <er>Abbreviate</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To make shorter; to shorten in duration; to lessen; to diminish; to curtail; <as>as, to <ex>abridge</ex> labor; to <ex>abridge</ex> power or rights.</as></def> \'bdThe bridegroom . . . <xex>abridged</xex> his visit.\'b8 <rj><au>Smollett.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>She retired herself to Sebaste, and <qex>abridged</qex> her train from state to necessity.</q> <rj><qau>Fuller.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To shorten or contract by using fewer words, yet retaining the sense; to epitomize; to condense; <as>as, to <ex>abridge</ex> a history or dictionary</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>To deprive; to cut off; -- followed by <xex>of</xex>, and formerly by <xex>from</xex>; <as>as, to <ex>abridge</ex> one of his rights</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>abridged</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fr>1</fr> <def>shortened by condensing or rewriting; -- said of texts</def>: <illu>an <ex>abridged</ex> version</illu> [Narrower terms: <stype>half-length</stype>] <ant>unabridged, full-length</ant><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> condensed</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>abridgement</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>a shortened version .</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> condensation, abridgment</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+
+<p><hw>A*bridg"er</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>One who abridges.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bridg"ment</hw> <pr>(-br<icr/j"m<eit/nt)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[OE. <ets>abregement</ets>. See <er>Abridge</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>The act of abridging, or the state of being abridged; diminution; lessening; reduction or deprivation; <as>as, an <ex>abridgment</ex> of pleasures or of expenses</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>An epitome or compend, as of a book; a shortened or abridged form, esp. of a written work; an abbreviation.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Ancient coins as <qex>abridgments</qex> of history.</q> <rj><qau>Addison.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>That which abridges or cuts short; hence, an entertainment that makes the time pass quickly.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>What <qex>abridgment</qex> have you for this evening? What mask? What music?</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>a diminution or curtailment, as of legal rights.</def><br/
+[<source>PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- <er>Abridgment</er>, <er>Compendium</er>, <er>Epitome</er>, <er>Abstract</er>, <er>Synopsis</er>.</syn> <usage> An <xex>abridgment</xex> is made by omitting the less important parts of some larger work; as, an <xex>abridgment</xex> of a dictionary. A <xex>compendium</xex> is a brief exhibition of a subject, or science, for common use; as, a <xex>compendium</xex> of American literature. An <xex>epitome</xex> corresponds to a <xex>compendium</xex>, and gives briefly the most material points of a subject; as, an <xex>epitome</xex> of history. An <xex>abstract</xex> is a brief statement of a thing in its main points. A <xex>synopsis</xex> is a bird's-eye view of a subject, or work, in its several parts.</usage><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*broach"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <ety>[OE. <ets>abrochen</ets>, OF. <ets>abrochier</ets>. See <er>Broach</er>.]</ety> <def>To set abroach; to let out, as liquor; to broach; to tap.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Chaucer.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*broach"</hw>, <pos>adv.</pos> <ety>[Pref. <ets>a-</ets> + <ets>broach</ets>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Broached; in a condition for letting out or yielding liquor, as a cask which is tapped.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Hogsheads of ale were set <qex>abroach</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Sir W. Scott.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Hence: In a state to be diffused or propagated; afoot; astir.</def> \'bdMischiefs that I set <xex>abroach</xex>.\'b8 <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*broad"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>adv.</pos> <ety>[Pref. <ets>a-</ets> + <ets>broad</ets>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>At large; widely; broadly; over a wide space; <as>as, a tree spreads its branches <ex>abroad</ex></as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The fox roams far <qex>abroad</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Prior.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Without a certain confine; outside the house; away from one's abode; <as>as, to walk <ex>abroad</ex></as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>I went to St. James', where another was preaching in the court <qex>abroad</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Evelyn.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>Beyond the bounds of a country; in foreign countries; <as>as, we have broils at home and enemies <ex>abroad</ex></as>.</def> \'bdAnother prince . . . was living <xex>abroad</xex>.\'b8 <rj><au>Macaulay.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>Before the public at large; throughout society or the world; here and there; widely.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>He went out, and began to publish it much, and to blaze <qex>abroad</qex> the matter.</q> <rj><qau>Mark i. 45.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>To be abroad</b></col>. <sd>(a)</sd> <cd>To be wide of the mark; to be at fault; as, you <xex>are all abroad</xex> in your guess.</cd> <sd>(b)</sd> <cd>To be at a loss or nonplused.</cd></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>abrocome</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fr>1</fr> <def>ratlike rodent of the Andes with soft fur and large ears.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> chinchilla rat, rat chinchilla</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"ro*ga*ble</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Capable of being abrogated.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"ro*gate</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>abrogatus</ets>, p. p.]</ety> <def>Abrogated; abolished.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Latimer.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"ro*gate</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Abrogated</conjf>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Abrogating</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[L. <ets>abrogatus</ets>, p. p. of <ets>abrogare</ets>; <ets>ab</ets> + <ets>rogare</ets> to ask, require, propose. See <er>Rogation</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To annul by an authoritative act; to abolish by the authority of the maker or his successor; to repeal; -- applied to the repeal of laws, decrees, ordinances, the abolition of customs, etc.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Let us see whether the New Testament <qex>abrogates</qex> what we so frequently see in the Old.</q> <rj><qau>South.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Whose laws, like those of the Medes and Persian, they can not alter or <qex>abrogate</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Burke.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To put an end to; to do away with.</def> <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- To abolish; annul; do away; set aside; revoke; repeal; cancel; annihilate. See <er>Abolish</er>.</syn><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab`ro*ga"tion</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>abrogatio</ets>, fr. <ets>abrogare</ets>: cf. F. <ets>abrogation</ets>.]</ety> <def>The act of abrogating; repeal by authority.</def>
+ <rj><qau>Hume.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"ro*ga*tive</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Tending or designed to abrogate; <as>as, an <ex>abrogative</ex> law</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"ro*ga`tor</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>One who repeals by authority.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*brood"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>adv.</pos> <ety>[Pref. <ets>a-</ets> + <ets>brood</ets>.]</ety> <def>In the act of brooding.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Abp. Sancroft.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*brook"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <ety>[Pref. <ets>a-</ets> + <ets>brook</ets>, v.]</ety> <def>To brook; to endure.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*rupt"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>abruptus</ets>, p. p. of <ets>abrumpere</ets> to break off; <ets>ab</ets> + <ets>rumpere</ets> to break. See <er>Rupture</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Broken off; very steep, or craggy, as rocks, precipices, banks; precipitous; steep; <as>as, <ex>abrupt</ex> places</as>.</def> \'bdTumbling through ricks <xex>abrupt</xex>,\'b8 <rj><au>Thomson.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Without notice to prepare the mind for the event; sudden; hasty; unceremonious.</def> \'bdThe cause of your <xex>abrupt</xex> departure.\'b8 <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>Having sudden transitions from one subject to another; unconnected.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The <qex>abrupt</qex> style, which hath many breaches.</q> <rj><qau>B. Jonson.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><-- p. 7 --></p>
+
+<p><sn>4.</sn> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>Suddenly terminating, as if cut off.</def> <rj><au>Gray.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- Sudden; unexpected; hasty; rough; curt; unceremonious; rugged; blunt; disconnected; broken.</syn><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*rupt"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>abruptum</ets>.]</ety> <def>An abrupt place.</def> <mark>[Poetic]</mark> <q>\'bdOver the vast <xex>abrupt</xex>.\'b8</q> <rj><qau>Milton.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*rupt"</hw>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <def>To tear off or asunder.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> \'bdTill death <xex>abrupts</xex> them.\'b8 <rj><au>Sir T. Browne.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*rup"tion</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>abruptio</ets>, fr. <ets>abrumpere</ets>: cf. F. <ets>abruption</ets>.]</ety> <def>A sudden breaking off; a violent separation of bodies.</def> <rj><au>Woodward.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*rupt"ly</hw>, <pos>adv.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>In an abrupt manner; without giving notice, or without the usual forms; suddenly.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Precipitously.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><mhw><hw>Abruptly pinnate</hw>, <hw>abruptly-pinnate</hw></mhw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>pinnate with a pair of leaflets at the apex, i.e. without an odd leaflet, or other appendage, at the end; -- said of a leaf shape</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> even-pinnate, paripinnate</syn><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source> + <source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*rupt"ness</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>The state of being abrupt or broken; craggedness; ruggedness; steepness.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Suddenness; unceremonious haste or vehemence; <as>as, <ex>abruptness</ex> of style or manner</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Abruzzi</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fr>1</fr> <def>an administrative region of Italy.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> Abruzzi e Molise</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>abs</hw> <pr>(<acr/bz)</pr>, <pos>n. pl.</pos> <fld>(Anat.)</fld> <def>The abductor muscles of the stomach; -- a contraction used by body-building and health enthusiasts. Used similarly to <er>pecs</er> and <er>delts</er>.</def><br/
+[<source>PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"scess</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos>; <plu><it>pl.</it> <plw>Abscesses</plw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>.</plu> <ety>[L. <ets>abscessus</ets> a going away, gathering of humors, abscess, fr. <ets>abscessus</ets>, p. p. of <ets>absedere</ets> to go away; <ets>ab</ets>, <ets>abs</ets> + <ets>cedere</ets> to go off, retire. See <er>Cede</er>.]</ety> <fld>(Med.)</fld> <def>A collection of pus or purulent matter in any tissue or organ of the body, the result of a morbid process.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>Cold abscess</b></col>, <cd>an abscess of slow formation, unattended with the pain and heat characteristic of ordinary abscesses, and lasting for years without exhibiting any tendency towards healing; a chronic abscess.</cd></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*sces"sion</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>abscessio</ets> a separation; fr. <ets>absedere</ets>. See <er>Abscess</er>.]</ety> <def>A separating; removal; also, an abscess.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Gauden. Barrough.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*scind"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>absindere</ets>; <ets>ab</ets> + <ets>scindere</ets> to rend, cut. See <er>Schism</er>.]</ety> <def>To cut off.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark> \'bdTwo syllables . . . <xex>abscinded</xex> from the rest.\'b8 <rj><au>Johnson.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*sci"sion</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>abscisio</ets>.]</ety> <def>See <er>Abscission</er>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"sciss</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos>; <plu><it>pl.</it> <plw>Abscisses</plw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>.</plu> <def>See <er>Abscissa</er>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*scis"sa</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos>; <plu>E. pl. <plw>Abscissas</plw>, L. pl. <plw>Absciss\'91</plw>.</plu> <ety>[L., fem. of <ets>abscissus</ets>, p. p. of <ets>absindere</ets> to cut of. See <er>Abscind</er>.]</ety> <fld>(Geom.)</fld> <def>One of the elements of reference by which a point, as of a curve, is referred to a system of fixed rectilineal co\'94rdinate axes.</def> <note>When referred to two intersecting axes, one of them called the axis of abscissas, or of X, and the other the axis of ordinates, or of Y, the <xex>abscissa</xex> of the point is the distance cut off from the axis of X by a line drawn through it and parallel to the axis of Y. When a point in space is referred to three axes having a common intersection, the <xex>abscissa</xex> may be the distance measured parallel to either of them, from the point to the plane of the other two axes. Abscissas and ordinates taken together are called co\'94rdinates. -- OX or PY is the <xex>abscissa</xex> of the point P of the curve, OY or PX its ordinate, the intersecting lines OX and OY being the axes of abscissas and ordinates respectively, and the point O their origin.</note><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*scis"sion</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>abscissio</ets>. See <er>Abscind</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>The act or process of cutting off.</def> \'bdNot to be cured without the <xex>abscission</xex> of a member.\'b8 <rj><au>Jer. Taylor.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>The state of being cut off.</def> <rj><au>Sir T. Browne.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <fld>(Rhet.)</fld> <def>A figure of speech employed when a speaker having begun to say a thing stops abruptly: thus, \'bdHe is a man of so much honor and candor, and of such generosity -- but I need say no more.\'b8</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*scond"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Absconded</conjf>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Absconding</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[L. <ets>abscondere</ets> to hide; <ets>ab</ets>, <ets>abs</ets> + <ets>condere</ets> to lay up; <ets>con</ets> + <ets>d\'ddre</ets> (only in comp.) to put. Cf. <er>Do</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To hide, withdraw, or be concealed.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The marmot <qex>absconds</qex> all winter.</q> <rj><qau>Ray.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To depart clandestinely; to steal off and secrete one's self; -- used especially of persons who withdraw to avoid a legal process; <as>as, an <ex>absconding</ex> debtor</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>That very homesickness which, in regular armies, drives so many recruits to <qex>abscond</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Macaulay.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*scond"</hw>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <def>To hide; to conceal.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Bentley.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*scond"ence</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Fugitive concealment; secret retirement; hiding.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark> <rj><au>Phillips.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*scond"er</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>One who absconds.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>ab*scond"ment</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fr>1</fr> <def>the act of running away sectretly (as to avoid arrest).</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> decampment</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"sence</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[F., fr. L. <ets>absentia</ets>. See <er>Absent</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>A state of being absent or withdrawn from a place or from companionship; -- opposed to <ant>presence</ant>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Not as in my presence only, but now much more in my <qex>absence</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Phil. ii. 12.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Want; destitution; withdrawal.</def> \'bdIn the <xex>absence</xex> of conventional law.\'b8 <rj><au>Kent.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>Inattention to things present; abstraction (of mind); <as>as, <ex>absence</ex> of mind</as>.</def> \'bdReflecting on the little <xex>absences</xex> and distractions of mankind.\'b8 <rj><au>Addison.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>To conquer that abstraction which is called <qex>absence</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Landor.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"sent</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[F., fr. <ets>absens</ets>, <ets>absentis</ets>, p. pr. of <ets>abesse</ets> to be away from; <ets>ab</ets> + <ets>esse</ets> to be. Cf. <er>Sooth</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Being away from a place; withdrawn from a place; not present.</def> \'bdExpecting <xex>absent</xex> friends.\'b8 <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Not existing; lacking; <as>as, the part was rudimental or <ex>absent</ex></as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>Inattentive to what is passing; absent-minded; preoccupied; <as>as, an <ex>absent</ex> air</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>What is commonly called an <qex>absent</qex> man is commonly either a very weak or a very affected man.</q> <rj><qau>Chesterfield.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- <er>Absent</er>, <er>Abstracted</er>.</syn> <usage> These words both imply a lack of attention to surrounding objects. We speak of a man as <xex>absent</xex> when his thoughts wander unconsciously from present scenes or topics of discourse; we speak of him as <xex>abstracted</xex> when his mind (usually for a brief period) is drawn off from present things by some weighty matter for reflection. <xex>Absence</xex> of mind is usually the result of loose habits of thought; <xex>abstraction</xex> commonly arises either from engrossing interests and cares, or from unfortunate habits of association.</usage><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*sent"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Absented</conjf>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Absenting</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[Cf. F. <ets>absenter</ets>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To take or withdraw (one's self) to such a distance as to prevent intercourse; -- used with the reflexive pronoun.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>If after due summons any member <qex>absents</qex> himself, he is to be fined.</q> <rj><qau>Addison.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To withhold from being present.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> \'bdGo; for thy stay, not free, <xex>absents</xex> thee more.\'b8 <rj><au>Milton.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab`sen*ta"ne*ous</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[LL. <ets>absentaneus</ets>. See <er>absent</er>]</ety> <def>Pertaining to absence.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab`sen*ta"tion</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The act of absenting one's self.</def> <rj><au>Sir W. Hamilton.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab`sen*tee"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>One who absents himself from his country, office, post, or duty; especially, a landholder who lives in another country or district than that where his estate is situated; <as>as, an Irish <ex>absentee</ex></as>.</def> <rj><au>Macaulay.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab`sen*tee"ism</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The state or practice of an absentee; esp. the practice of absenting one's self from the country or district where one's estate is situated.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*sent"er</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>One who absents one's self.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"sent*ly</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>adv.</pos> <def>In an absent or abstracted manner.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*sent"ment</hw> <pr>(<acr/b*s<ecr/nt"m<eit/nt)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The state of being absent; withdrawal.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark> <rj><au>Barrow.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab`sent-mind"ed</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Absent in mind; abstracted; preoccupied.</def> -- <wordforms><wf>Ab`sent-mind"ed*ness</wf>, <pos>n.</pos> -- <wf>Ab`sent-mind"ed*ly</wf>, <pos>adv.</pos></wordforms><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"sent*ness</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The quality of being absent-minded.</def> <rj><au>H. Miller.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"sey-book`</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>An A-B-C book; a primer.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>absiemens</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Physics)</fld> <def>A unit of conductance equal to 10<exp>9</exp> mhos; -- the inverse of the abohm.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> abmho</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><mhw>{ <hw>Ab"sinth`</hw>, <hw>Ab"sinthe`</hw> }</mhw> <pr>(<acr/b"s<icr/nth`)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[F. <ets>absinthe</ets>. See <er>Absinthium</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>The plant absinthium or common wormwood.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A strong spirituous liqueur made from wormwood and brandy or alcohol.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q><qex>Absinthe</qex> makes the tart grow fonder.</q> <rj><qau>Ernest Dowson</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><note>An <a href="absinth.htm">article on absinthe</a> was prepared by Matthew Baggott (bagg@ellis.uchicago.edu) for distribution on the newsgroup alt.drugs.</note><br/
+[<source>PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"sin"thate</hw> <pr>(<acr/b*s<icr/n"th<asl/t)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Chem.)</fld> <def>A combination of absinthic acid with a base or positive radical.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*sin"thi*al</hw> <pr>(<acr/b*s<icr/n"th<icr/*<ait/l)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Of or pertaining to wormwood; absinthian.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*sin"thi*an</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Of the nature of wormwood.</def> \'bd<xex>Absinthian</xex> bitterness.\'b8 <rj><au>T. Randolph.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"sin"thi*ate</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <ety>[From L. <ets>absinthium</ets>: cf. L. <ets>absinthiatus</ets>, a.]</ety> <def>To impregnate with wormwood.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*sin"thi*a`ted</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Impregnated with wormwood; <as>as, <ex>absinthiated</ex> wine</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*sin"thic</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <fld>(Chem.)</fld> <def>Relating to the common wormwood or to an acid obtained from it.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*sin"thin</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Chem.)</fld> <def>The bitter principle of wormwood (<spn>Artemisia absinthium</spn>).</def> <rj><au>Watts.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"sin*thism</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The condition of being poisoned by the excessive use of absinth.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*sin"thi*um</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L., from Gr. <?/.]</ety> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>The common wormwood (<spn>Artemisia absinthium</spn>), an intensely bitter plant, used as a tonic and for making the oil of wormwood.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"sis</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>See <er>Apsis</er>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*sist"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>absistere</ets>, p. pr. <ets>absistens</ets>; <ets>ab</ets> + <ets>sistere</ets> to stand, causal of <ets>stare</ets>.]</ety> <def>To stand apart from; top leave off; to desist.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Raleigh.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*sist"ence</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A standing aloof.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"so*lute</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>absolutus</ets>, p. p. of <ets>absolvere</ets>: cf. F. <ets>absolu</ets>. See <er>Absolve</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Loosed from any limitation or condition; uncontrolled; unrestricted; unconditional; <as>as, <ex>absolute</ex> authority, monarchy, sovereignty, an <ex>absolute</ex> promise or command; <ex>absolute</ex> power; an <ex>absolute</ex> monarch.</as></def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Complete in itself; perfect; consummate; faultless; <as>as, <ex>absolute</ex> perfection; <ex>absolute</ex> beauty.</as></def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>So <qex>absolute</qex> she seems,<br/
+And in herself complete.</q> <rj><qau>Milton.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>Viewed apart from modifying influences or without comparison with other objects; actual; real; -- opposed to <contr>relative</contr> and <contr>comparative</contr>; <as>as, <ex>absolute</ex> motion; <ex>absolute</ex> time or space.</as></def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><note><xex>Absolute</xex> rights and duties are such as pertain to man in a state of nature as contradistinguished from <xex>relative</xex> rights and duties, or such as pertain to him in his social relations.</note><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>Loosed from, or unconnected by, dependence on any other being; self-existent; self-sufficing.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><note><hand/ In this sense God is called <xex>the Absolute</xex> by the Theist. The term is also applied by the Pantheist to the universe, or the total of all existence, as only capable of relations in its parts to each other and to the whole, and as dependent for its existence and its phenomena on its mutually depending forces and their laws.</note><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>5.</sn> <def>Capable of being thought or conceived by itself alone; unconditioned; non-relative.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><note><hand/ It is in dispute among philosopher whether the term, in this sense, is not applied to a mere logical fiction or abstraction, or whether <xex>the absolute</xex>, as thus defined, can be known, as a reality, by the human intellect.</note><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>To Cusa we can indeed articulately trace, word and thing, the recent philosophy of <qex>the absolute</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Sir W. Hamilton.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>6.</sn> <def>Positive; clear; certain; not doubtful.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>I am <qex>absolute</qex> 't was very Cloten.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>7.</sn> <def>Authoritative; peremptory.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The peddler stopped, and tapped her on the head,<br/
+With <qex>absolute</qex> forefinger, brown and ringed.</q> <rj><qau>Mrs. Browning.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>8.</sn> <fld>(Chem.)</fld> <def>Pure; unmixed; <as>as, <ex>absolute</ex> alcohol</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>9.</sn> <fld>(Gram.)</fld> <def>Not immediately dependent on the other parts of the sentence in government; <as>as, the case <ex>absolute</ex></as>. See <cref>Ablative absolute</cref>, under <er>Ablative</er>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>Absolute curvature</b></col> <fld>(Geom.)</fld>, <cd>that curvature of a curve of double curvature, which is measured in the osculating plane of the curve.</cd> -- <col><b>Absolute equation</b></col> <fld>(Astron.)</fld>, <cd>the sum of the optic and eccentric equations.</cd> -- <col><b>Absolute space</b></col> <fld>(Physics)</fld>, <cd>space considered without relation to material limits or objects.</cd> -- <col><b>Absolute terms</b></col>. <fld>(Alg.)</fld>, <cd>such as are known, or which do not contain the unknown quantity.</cd> <au>Davies & Peck.</au> -- <col><b>Absolute temperature</b></col> <fld>(Physics)</fld>, <cd>the temperature as measured on a scale determined by certain general thermo-dynamic principles, and reckoned from the absolute zero.</cd><-- hyphen in "thermo-dynamic" is in original --> -- <col><b>Absolute zero</b></col> <fld>(Physics)</fld>, <cd>the be ginning, or zero point, in the scale of absolute temperature. It is equivalent to -273<deg/ centigrade or -459.4<deg/ Fahrenheit.</cd></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- Positive; peremptory; certain; unconditional; unlimited; unrestricted; unqualified; arbitrary; despotic; autocratic.</syn><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"so*lute</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Geom.)</fld> <def>In a plane, the two imaginary circular points at infinity; in space of three dimensions, the imaginary circle at infinity.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"so*lute*ly</hw>, <pos>adv.</pos> <def>In an absolute, independent, or unconditional manner; wholly; positively.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"so*lute*ness</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The quality of being absolute; independence of everything extraneous; unlimitedness; absolute power; independent reality; positiveness.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab`so*lu"tion</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[F. <ets>absolution</ets>, L. <ets>absolutio</ets>, fr. <ets>absolvere</ets> to absolve. See <er>Absolve</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>An absolving, or setting free from guilt, sin, or penalty; forgiveness of an offense.</def> \'bdGovernment . . . granting <xex>absolution</xex> to the nation.\'b8 <rj><au>Froude.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Civil Law)</fld> <def>An acquittal, or sentence of a judge declaring and accused person innocent.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <fld>(R. C. Ch.)</fld> <def>The exercise of priestly jurisdiction in the sacrament of penance, by which Catholics believe the sins of the truly penitent are forgiven.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><note><hand/ In the English and other Protestant churches, this act regarded as simply declaratory, not as imparting forgiveness.</note><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>4.</sn> <fld>(Eccl.)</fld> <def>An absolving from ecclesiastical penalties, -- for example, excommunication.</def> <rj><au>P. Cyc.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>5.</sn> <def>The form of words by which a penitent is absolved.</def> <rj><au>Shipley.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>6.</sn> <def>Delivery, in speech.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>B. Jonson.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>Absolution day</b></col> <fld>(R. C. Ch.)</fld>, <cd>Tuesday before Easter.</cd></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"so*lu`tism</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>The state of being absolute; the system or doctrine of the absolute; the principles or practice of absolute or arbitrary government; despotism.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The element of <qex>absolutism</qex> and prelacy was controlling.</q> <rj><qau>Palfrey.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Theol.)</fld> <def>Doctrine of absolute decrees.</def> <rj><au>Ash.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"so*lu`tist</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>One who is in favor of an absolute or autocratic government.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Metaph.)</fld> <def>One who believes that it is possible to realize a cognition or concept of <xex>the absolute</xex>.</def> <rj><au>Sir. W. Hamilton.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"so*lu`tist</hw>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Of or pertaining to absolutism; arbitrary; despotic; <as>as, <ex>absolutist</ex> principles</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab`so*lu*tis"tic</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Pertaining to absolutism; absolutist.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*sol"u*to*ry</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>absolutorius</ets>, fr. <ets>absolvere</ets> to absolve.]</ety> <def>Serving to absolve; absolving.</def> \'bdAn absolutory sentence.\'b8 <rj><au>Ayliffe.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*solv"a*ble</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>That may be absolved.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*solv"a*to*ry</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Conferring absolution; absolutory.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*solve"</hw> <pr>(#; 277)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Absolved</conjf> <pr>(<?/)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Absolving</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[L. <ets>absolvere</ets> to set free, to absolve; <ets>ab</ets> + <ets>solvere</ets> to loose. See <er>Assoil</er>, <er>Solve</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To set free, or release, as from some obligation, debt, or responsibility, or from the consequences of guilt or such ties as it would be sin or guilt to violate; to pronounce free; <as>as, to <ex>absolve</ex> a subject from his allegiance; to <ex>absolve</ex> an offender, which amounts to an acquittal and remission of his punishment.</as></def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Halifax was <qex>absolved</qex> by a majority of fourteen.</q> <rj><qau>Macaulay.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To free from a penalty; to pardon; to remit (a sin); -- said of the sin or guilt.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>In his name I <qex>absolve</qex> your perjury.</q> <rj><qau>Gibbon.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>To finish; to accomplish.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The work begun, how soon <qex>absolved</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Milton.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>To resolve or explain.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> \'bdWe shall not <xex>absolve</xex> the doubt.\'b8
+ <rj><qau>Sir T. Browne.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- To <er>Absolve</er>, <er>Exonerate</er>, <er>Acquit</er>.</syn> <usage> We speak of a man as <xex>absolved</xex> from something that binds his conscience, or involves the charge of wrongdoing; as, to <xex>absolve</xex> from allegiance or from the obligation of an oath, or a promise. We speak of a person as <xex>exonerated</xex>, when he is released from some burden which had rested upon him; as, to <xex>exonerate</xex> from suspicion, to <xex>exonerate</xex> from blame or odium. It implies a purely moral acquittal. We speak of a person as <xex>acquitted</xex>, when a decision has been made in his favor with reference to a specific charge, either by a jury or by disinterested persons; as, he was <xex>acquitted</xex> of all participation in the crime.</usage><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*solv"ent</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>absolvens</ets>, p. pr. of <ets>absolvere</ets>.]</ety> <def>Absolving.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark> <rj><au>Carlyle.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*solv"ent</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>An absolver.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark> <rj><au>Hobbes.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*solv"er</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>One who absolves.</def> <rj><au>Macaulay.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"so*nant</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>ab</ets> + <ets>sonans</ets>, p. pr. of <ets>sonare</ets> to sound.]</ety> <def>Discordant; contrary; -- opposed to <ant>consonant</ant>.</def> \'bd<xex>Absonant</xex> to nature.\'b8 <rj><au>Quarles.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"so*nous</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>absonus</ets>; <ets>ab</ets> + <ets>sonus</ets> sound.]</ety> <def>Discordant; inharmonious; incongruous.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> \'bd<xex>Absonous</xex> to our reason.\'b8 <rj><au>Glanvill.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*sorb"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Absorbed</conjf> <pr>(<?/)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Absorbing</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[L. <ets>absorbere</ets>; <ets>ab</ets> + <ets>sorbere</ets> to suck in, akin to Gr. <?/: cf. F. <ets>absorber</ets>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To swallow up; to engulf; to overwhelm; to cause to disappear as if by swallowing up; to use up; to include.</def> \'bdDark oblivion soon <xex>absorbs</xex> them all.\'b8 <rj><au>Cowper.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The large cities <qex>absorb</qex> the wealth and fashion.</q> <rj><qau>W. Irving.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To suck up; to drink in; to imbibe; as a sponge or as the lacteals of the body.</def> <rj><au>Bacon.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>To engross or engage wholly; to occupy fully; <as>as, <ex>absorbed</ex> in study or the pursuit of wealth</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>To take up by cohesive, chemical, or any molecular action, as when charcoal <xex>absorbs</xex> gases. So heat, light, and electricity are <xex>absorbed</xex> or taken up in the substances into which they pass.</def> <rj><au>Nichol.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- To <er>Absorb</er>, <er>Engross</er>, <er>Swallow up</er>, <er>Engulf</er>.</syn> <usage> These words agree in one general idea, that of <xex>completely taking up</xex>. They are chiefly used in a figurative sense and may be distinguished by a reference to their etymology. We speak of a person as <xex>absorbed</xex> (lit., drawn in, swallowed up) in study or some other employment of the highest interest. We speak of a person as <xex>ebgrossed</xex> (lit., seized upon in the <xex>gross</xex>, or wholly) by something which occupies his whole time and thoughts, as the acquisition of wealth, or the attainment of honor. We speak of a person (under a stronger image) as <xex>swallowed up</xex> and lost in that which completely occupies his thoughts and feelings, as in grief at the death of a friend, or in the multiplied cares of life. We speak of a person as <xex>engulfed</xex> in that which (like a gulf) takes in all his hopes and interests; as, <xex>engulfed</xex> in misery, ruin, etc.</usage><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><-- p. 8 --></p>
+
+<p><q>That grave question which had begun to <qex>absorb</qex> the Christian mind -- the marriage of the clergy.</q> <rj><qau>Milman.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Too long hath love <qex>engrossed</qex> Britannia's stage,<br/
+And sunk to softness all our tragic rage.</q> <rj><qau>Tickell.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Should not the sad occasion <qex>swallow up</qex><br/
+My other cares?</q> <rj><qau>Addison.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>And in destruction's river<br/
+<qex>Engulf</qex> and swallow those.</q> <rj><qau>Sir P. Sidney.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*sorb`a*bil"i*ty</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The state or quality of being absorbable.</def> <rj><au>Graham (Chemistry).</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*sorb"a*ble</hw>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Cf. F. <ets>absorbable</ets>.]</ety> <def>Capable of being absorbed or swallowed up.</def> <rj><au>Kerr.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>absorbed</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fr>1</fr> <def>wholly absorbed as in thought</def> <illu>that engrossed look -- that <ex>absorbed</ex> and rapt delight</illu><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> engrossed, intent, rapt, wrapped</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>not allowed to pass through; -- said of radiant waves such as light</def> <illu>the <ex>absorbed</ex> light intensity</illu><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>taken in through the pores of a surface</def> <illu>the <ex>absorbed</ex> water expanded the sponge</illu><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*sorb"ed*ly</hw>, <pos>adv.</pos> <def>In a manner as if wholly engrossed or engaged.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>absorbefacient</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fr>1</fr> <def>inducing or promoting absorption</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> sorbefacient</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*sorb"en*cy</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Absorptiveness.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*sorb"ent</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>absorbens</ets>, p. pr. of <ets>absorbere</ets>.]</ety> <def>Absorbing; swallowing; absorptive.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>Absorbent ground</b></col> <fld>(Paint.)</fld>, <cd>a ground prepared for a picture, chiefly with distemper, or water colors, by which the oil is absorbed, and a brilliancy is imparted to the colors.</cd></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*sorb"ent</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Anything which absorbs.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The ocean, itself a bad <qex>absorbent</qex> of heat.</q> <rj><qau>Darwin.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Med.)</fld> <def>Any substance which absorbs and neutralizes acid fluid in the stomach and bowels, as magnesia, chalk, etc.; also a substance e. g., iodine) which acts on the absorbent vessels so as to reduce enlarged and indurated parts.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <pluf>pl.</pluf> <fld>(Physiol.)</fld> <def>The vessels by which the processes of absorption are carried on, as the lymphatics in animals, the extremities of the roots in plants.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*sorb"er</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>One who, or that which, absorbs.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*sorb"ing</hw>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Swallowing, engrossing; <as>as, an <ex>absorbing</ex> pursuit</as>.</def> -- <wordforms><wf>Ab*sorb"ing</wf>, <pos>adv.</pos></wordforms><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab`sor*bi"tion</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Absorption.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*sorpt`</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>absorptus</ets>, p. p.]</ety> <def>Absorbed.</def> <mark>[Arcahic.]</mark> \'bd<xex>Absorpt</xex> in care.\'b8 <rj><au>Pope.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*sorp"tion</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>absorptio</ets>, fr. <ets>absorbere</ets>. See <er>Absorb</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>The act or process of absorbing or sucking in anything, or of being absorbed and made to disappear; <as>as, the <ex>absorption</ex> of bodies in a whirlpool, the <ex>absorption</ex> of a smaller tribe into a larger</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Chem. & Physics)</fld> <def>An imbibing or reception by molecular or chemical action; <as>as, the <ex>absorption</ex> of light, heat, electricity, etc.</as></def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <fld>(Physiol.)</fld> <def>In living organisms, the process by which the materials of growth and nutrition are absorbed and conveyed to the tissues and organs.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>Entire engrossment or occupation of the mind; <as>as, <ex>absorption</ex> in some employment</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*sorp"tive</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Having power, capacity, or tendency to absorb or imbibe.</def> <rj><au>E. Darwin.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*sorp"tive*ness</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The quality of being absorptive; absorptive power.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab`sorp*tiv"i*ty</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Absorptiveness.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*squat"u*late</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <def>To take one's self off; to decamp.</def> <mark>[A jocular word. U. S.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>Abs"que hoc</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>. <ety>[L., without this.]</ety> <fld>(Law)</fld> <def>The technical words of denial used in traversing what has been alleged, and is repeated.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*stain"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Abstained</conjf> <pr>(<?/)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Abstaining</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[OE. <ets>absteynen</ets>, <ets>abstenen</ets>, OF. <ets>astenir</ets>, <ets>abstenir</ets>, F. <ets>abstenir</ets>, fr. L. <ets>abstinere</ets>, <ets>abstentum</ets>, v. t. & v. i., to keep from; <ets>ab</ets>, <ets>abs</ets> + <ets>tenere</ets> to hold. See <er>Tenable</er>.]</ety> <def>To hold one's self aloof; to forbear or refrain voluntarily, and especially from an indulgence of the passions or appetites; -- with <xex>from</xex>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Not a few <qex>abstained</qex> from voting.</q> <rj><qau>Macaulay.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Who <qex>abstains</qex> from meat that is not gaunt?</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- To refrain; forbear; withhold; deny one's self; give up; relinquish.</syn><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*stain"</hw>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <def>To hinder; to withhold.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Whether he <qex>abstain</qex> men from marrying.</q> <rj><qau>Milton.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*stain"er</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>One who abstains; esp., one who abstains from the use of intoxicating liquors.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*ste"mi*ous</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>abstemius</ets>; <ets>ab</ets>, <ets>abs</ets> + root of <ets>temetum</ets> intoxicating drink.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Abstaining from wine.</def> <mark>[Orig. Latin sense.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Under his special eye<br/
+<qex>Abstemious</qex> I grew up and thrived amain.</q> <rj><qau>Milton.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Sparing in diet; refraining from a free use of food and strong drinks; temperate; abstinent; sparing in the indulgence of the appetite or passions.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Instances of longevity are chiefly among the <qex>abstemious</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Arbuthnot.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>Sparingly used; used with temperance or moderation; <as>as, an <ex>abstemious</ex> diet</as>.</def> <rj><au>Gibbon.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>Marked by, or spent in, abstinence; <as>as, an <ex>abstemious</ex> life</as>.</def> \'bdOne <xex>abstemious</xex> day.\'b8 <rj><au>Pope.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>5.</sn> <def>Promotive of abstemiousness.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Such is the virtue of the <qex>abstemious</qex> well.</q> <rj><qau>Dryden.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*ste"mi*ous*ness</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The quality of being abstemious, temperate, or sparing in the use of food and strong drinks. It expresses a greater degree of abstinence than <xex>temperance</xex>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*sten"tion</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[F. See <er>Abstain</er>.]</ety> <def>The act of abstaining; a holding aloof.</def> <rj><au>Jer. Taylor.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*sten"tious</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Characterized by abstinence; self-restraining.</def> <rj><au>Farrar.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*sterge</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>abstergere</ets>, <ets>abstersum</ets>; <ets>ab</ets>, <ets>abs</ets> + <ets>tergere</ets> to wipe. Cf. F <ets>absterger</ets>.]</ety> <def>To make clean by wiping; to wipe away; to cleanse; hence, to purge.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark> <rj><au>Quincy.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*ster"gent</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>abstergens</ets>, p. pr. of <ets>abstergere</ets>.]</ety> <def>Serving to cleanse, detergent.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*ster"gent</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A substance used in cleansing; a detergent; <as>as, soap is an <ex>abstergent</ex></as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*sterse"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <def>To absterge; to cleanse; to purge away.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Sir T. Browne.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*ster"sion</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[F. <ets>abstersion</ets>. See <er>Absterge</er>.]</ety> <def>Act of wiping clean; a cleansing; a purging.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The task of ablution and <qex>abstersion</qex> being performed.</q> <rj><qau>Sir W. Scott.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*ster"sive</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Cf. F. <ets>abstersif</ets>. See <er>Absterge</er>.]</ety> <def>Cleansing; purging.</def> <rj><au>Bacon.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*ster"sive</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Something cleansing.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The strong <qex>abstersive</qex> of some heroic magistrate.</q> <rj><qau>Milton.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*ster"sive*ness</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The quality of being abstersive.</def> <rj><au>Fuller.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"sti*nence</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[F. <ets>abstinence</ets>, L. <ets>abstinentia</ets>, fr. <ets>abstinere</ets>. See <er>Abstain</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>The act or practice of abstaining; voluntary forbearance of any action, especially the refraining from an indulgence of appetite, or from customary gratifications of animal or sensual propensities. Specifically, the practice of abstaining from intoxicating beverages, -- called also <altname>total abstinence</altname>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The <qex>abstinence</qex> from a present pleasure that offers itself is a pain, nay, oftentimes, a very great one.</q> <rj><qau>Locke.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>The practice of self-denial by depriving one's self of certain kinds of food or drink, especially of meat.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Penance, fasts, and <qex>abstinence</qex>,<br/
+To punish bodies for the soul's offense.</q> <rj><qau>Dryden.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"sti*nen*cy</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Abstinence.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"sti*nent</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[F. <ets>abstinent</ets>, L. <ets>abstinens</ets>, p. pr. of <ets>abstinere</ets>. See <er>Abstain</er>.]</ety> <def>Refraining from indulgence, especially from the indulgence of appetite; abstemious; continent; temperate.</def> <rj><au>Beau. & Fl.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"sti*nent</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>One who abstains.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Eccl. Hist.)</fld> <def>One of a sect who appeared in France and Spain in the 3d century.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"sti*nent*ly</hw>, <pos>adv.</pos> <def>With abstinence.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*stort"ed</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[As if fr. <ets>abstort</ets>, fr. L. <ets>ab</ets>, <ets>abs</ets> + <ets>tortus</ets>, p. p. of <ets>torquere</ets> to twist.]</ety> <def>Wrested away.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Bailey.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"stract`</hw> <pr>(#; 277)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>abstractus</ets>, p. p. of <ets>abstrahere</ets> to draw from, separate; <ets>ab</ets>, <ets>abs</ets> + <ets>trahere</ets> to draw. See <er>Trace</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Withdraw; separate.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The more <qex>abstract</qex> . . . we are from the body.</q> <rj><qau>Norris.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Considered apart from any application to a particular object; separated from matter; existing in the mind only; <as>as, <ex>abstract</ex> truth, <ex>abstract</ex> numbers</as>. Hence: ideal; abstruse; difficult.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <fld>(Logic)</fld> <sd>(a)</sd> <def>Expressing a particular property of an object viewed apart from the other properties which constitute it; -- opposed to <ant>concrete</ant>; <as>as, honesty is an <ex>abstract</ex> word</as>.</def> <au>J. S. Mill.</au> <sd>(b)</sd> <def>Resulting from the mental faculty of abstraction; general as opposed to particular; <as>as, \'bdreptile\'b8 is an <ex>abstract</ex> or general name</as>.</def> <rj><au>Locke.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>A concrete name is a name which stands for a thing; an <qex>abstract</qex> name which stands for an attribute of a thing. A practice has grown up in more modern times, which, if not introduced by Locke, has gained currency from his example, of applying the expression \'bd<qex>abstract</qex> name\'b8 to all names which are the result of abstraction and generalization, and consequently to all general names, instead of confining it to the names of attributes.</q> <rj><qau>J. S. Mill.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>Abstracted; absent in mind.</def> \'bd<xex>Abstract</xex>, as in a trance.\'b8 <rj><au>Milton.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>An abstract idea</b></col> <fld>(Metaph.)</fld>, <cd>an idea separated from a complex object, or from other ideas which naturally accompany it; as the solidity of marble when contemplated apart from its color or figure.</cd> -- <col><b>Abstract terms</b></col>, <cd>those which express abstract ideas, as beauty, whiteness, roundness, without regarding any object in which they exist; or <xex>abstract terms</xex> are the names of orders, genera or species of things, in which there is a combination of similar qualities.</cd> -- <col><b>Abstract numbers</b></col> <fld>(Math.)</fld>, <cd>numbers used without application to things, as 6, 8, 10; but when applied to any thing, as 6 feet, 10 men, they become concrete.</cd> -- <mcol><col><b>Abstract mathematics</b></col> <it>or</it> <col><b>Pure mathematics</b></col></mcol>. <cd>See <er>Mathematics</er>.</cd></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*stract"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Abstracted</conjf>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Abstracting</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[See <er>Abstract</er>, <pos>a.</pos>]</ety><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>1.</sn> <def>To withdraw; to separate; to take away.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>He was incapable of forming any opinion or resolution <qex>abstracted</qex> from his own prejudices.</q> <rj><qau>Sir W. Scott.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To draw off in respect to interest or attention; <as>as, his was wholly <ex>abstracted</ex> by other objects</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The young stranger had been <qex>abstracted</qex> and silent.</q> <rj><qau>Blackw. Mag.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>To separate, as ideas, by the operation of the mind; to consider by itself; to contemplate separately, as a quality or attribute.</def> <rj><au>Whately.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>To epitomize; to abridge.</def> <rj><au>Franklin.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>5.</sn> <def>To take secretly or dishonestly; to purloin; <as>as, to <ex>abstract</ex> goods from a parcel, or money from a till</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Von Rosen had quietly <qex>abstracted</qex> the bearing-reins from the harness.</q> <rj><qau>W. Black.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>6.</sn> <fld>(Chem.)</fld> <def>To separate, as the more volatile or soluble parts of a substance, by distillation or other chemical processes. In this sense <xex>extract</xex> is now more generally used.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*stract"</hw>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <def>To perform the process of abstraction.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>I own myself able to <qex>abstract</qex> in one sense.</q> <rj><qau>Berkeley.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"stract`</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[See <er>Abstract</er>, <pos>a.</pos>]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>That which comprises or concentrates in itself the essential qualities of a larger thing or of several things. Specifically: A summary or an epitome, as of a treatise or book, or of a statement; a brief.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>An <qex>abstract</qex> of every treatise he had read.</q> <rj><qau>Watts.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Man, the <qex>abstract</qex><br/
+Of all perfection, which the workmanship<br/
+Of Heaven hath modeled.</q> <rj><qau>Ford.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A state of separation from other things; <as>as, to consider a subject in the <ex>abstract</ex>, or apart from other associated things</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>An abstract term.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The concretes \'bdfather\'b8 and \'bdson\'b8 have, or might have, the <qex>abstracts</qex> \'bdpaternity\'b8 and \'bdfiliety.\'b8</q> <rj><qau>J. S. Mill.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>4.</sn> <fld>(Med.)</fld> <def>A powdered solid extract of a vegetable substance mixed with sugar of milk in such proportion that one part of the abstract represents two parts of the original substance.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>Abstract of title</b></col> <fld>(Law)</fld>, <cd>an epitome of the evidences of ownership.</cd></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- Abridgment; compendium; epitome; synopsis. See <er>Abridgment</er>.</syn><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*stract"ed</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Separated or disconnected; withdrawn; removed; apart.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The evil <qex>abstracted</qex> stood from his own evil.</q> <rj><qau>Milton.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Separated from matter; abstract; ideal.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>Abstract; abstruse; difficult.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Johnson.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>Inattentive to surrounding objects; absent in mind.</def> \'bdAn <xex>abstracted</xex> scholar.\'b8 <rj><au>Johnson.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*stract"ed*ly</hw>, <pos>adv.</pos> <def>In an abstracted manner; separately; with absence of mind.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*stract"ed*ness</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The state of being abstracted; abstract character.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*stract"er</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>One who abstracts, or makes an abstract.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*strac"tion</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Cf. F. <ets>abstraction</ets>. See <er>Abstract</er>, <pos>a.</pos>]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>The act of abstracting, separating, or withdrawing, or the state of being withdrawn; withdrawal.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>A wrongful <qex>abstraction</qex> of wealth from certain members of the community.</q> <rj><qau>J. S. Mill.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Metaph.)</fld> <def>The act process of leaving out of consideration one or more properties of a complex object so as to attend to others; analysis. <as>Thus, when the mind considers the form of a tree by itself, or the color of the leaves as separate from their size or figure, the act is called <ex>abstraction</ex>.</as> So, also, when it considers <xex>whiteness</xex>, <xex>softness</xex>, <xex>virtue</xex>, <xex>existence</xex>, as separate from any particular objects.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><note><hand/ <ex>Abstraction</ex> is necessary to classification, by which things are arranged in genera and species. We separate in idea the qualities of certain objects, which are of the same kind, from others which are different, in each, and arrange the objects having the same properties in a class, or collected body.</note><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q><qex>Abstraction</qex> is no positive act: it is simply the negative of attention.</q> <rj><qau>Sir W. Hamilton.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>An idea or notion of an abstract, or theoretical nature; <as>as, to fight for mere <ex>abstractions</ex></as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>A separation from worldly objects; a recluse life; <as>as, a hermit's <ex>abstraction</ex></as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>5.</sn> <def>Absence or absorption of mind; inattention to present objects.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>6.</sn> <def>The taking surreptitiously for one's own use part of the property of another; purloining.</def> <mark>[Modern]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>7.</sn> <fld>(Chem.)</fld> <def>A separation of volatile parts by the act of distillation.</def> <rj><au>Nicholson.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*strac"tion*al</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Pertaining to abstraction.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*strac"tion*ist</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>An idealist.</def> <rj><au>Emerson.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab`strac*ti"tious</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Obtained from plants by distillation.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Crabb.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*strac"tive</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Cf. F. <ets>abstractif</ets>.]</ety> <def>Having the power of abstracting; of an abstracting nature.</def> \'bdThe <xex>abstractive</xex> faculty.\'b8 <rj><au>I. Taylor.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*strac"tive*ly</hw>, <pos>adv.</pos> <def>In a abstract manner; separately; in or by itself.</def> <rj><au>Feltham.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*strac"tive*ness</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The quality of being abstractive; abstractive property.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"stract`ly</hw> <pr>(#; 277)</pr>, <pos>adv.</pos> <def>In an abstract state or manner; separately; absolutely; by itself; <as>as, matter <ex>abstractly</ex> considered</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab"stract`ness</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The quality of being abstract.</def> \'bdThe <xex>abstractness</xex> of the ideas.\'b8 <rj><au>Locke.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*stringe"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <ety>[L <ets>ab</ets> + <ets>stringere</ets>, <ets>strictum</ets>, to press together.]</ety> <def>To unbind.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Bailey.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*strude"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>abstrudere</ets>. See <er>Abstruse</er>.]</ety> <def>To thrust away.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Johnson.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*struse"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>abstrusus</ets>, p. p. of <ets>abstrudere</ets> to thrust away, conceal; <ets>ab</ets>, <ets>abs</ets> + <ets>trudere</ets> to thrust; cf. F. <ets>abstrus</ets>. See <er>Threat</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Concealed or hidden out of the way.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The eternal eye whose sight discerns<br/
+<qex>Abstrusest</qex> thoughts.</q> <rj><qau>Milton.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Remote from apprehension; difficult to be comprehended or understood; recondite; <as>as, <ex>abstruse</ex> learning</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Profound and <qex>abstruse</qex> topics.</q> <rj><qau>Milman.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*struse"ly</hw>, <pos>adv.</pos> <def>In an abstruse manner.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*struse"ness</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The quality of being abstruse; difficulty of apprehension.</def> <rj><au>Boyle.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*stru"sion</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>abstrusio</ets>. See <er>Abstruse</er>.]</ety> <def>The act of thrusting away.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark> <rj><au>Ogilvie.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*stru"si*ty</hw> <pr>(<acr/b*str<udd/"s<icr/*t<ycr/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Abstruseness; that which is abstruse.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark> <rj><au>Sir T. Browne.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*sume"</hw> <pr>(<acr/b*s<umac/m")</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>absumere</ets>, <ets>absumptum</ets>; <ets>ab</ets> + <ets>sumere</ets> to take.]</ety> <def>To consume gradually; to waste away.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Boyle.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*sump"tion</hw> <pr>(<acr/b*s<ucr/mp"sh<ucr/n; 215)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>absumptio</ets>. See <er>Absume</er>.]</ety> <def>Act of wasting away; a consuming; extinction.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Sir T. Browne.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*surd"</hw> <pr>(<acr/b*s<ucir/rd")</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>absurdus</ets> harsh-sounding; <ets>ab</ets> + (prob) a derivative fr. a root <ets>svar</ets> to sound; not connected with <ets>surd</ets>: cf. F. <ets>absurde</ets>. See <er>Syringe</er>.]</ety> <def>Contrary to reason or propriety; obviously and flatly opposed to manifest truth; inconsistent with the plain dictates of common sense; logically contradictory; nonsensical; ridiculous; <as>as, an <ex>absurd</ex> person, an <ex>absurd</ex> opinion; an <ex>absurd</ex> dream.</as></def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>This proffer is <qex>absurd</qex> and reasonless.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>'This phrase <qex>absurd</qex> to call a villain great.</q> <rj><qau>Pope.</qau></rj>
+ <rj><qau>p. 9</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- Foolish; irrational; ridiculous; preposterous; inconsistent; incongruous.</syn> <usage> -- <er>Absurd</er>, <er>Irrational</er>, <er>Foolish</er>, <er>Preposterous</er>. Of these terms, <xex>irrational</xex> is the weakest, denoting that which is plainly inconsistent with the dictates of sound reason; as, an <xex>irrational</xex> course of life. <xex>Foolish</xex> rises higher, and implies either a perversion of that faculty, or an absolute weakness or fatuity of mind; as, <xex>foolish</xex> enterprises. <xex>Absurd</xex> rises still higher, denoting that which is plainly opposed to received notions of propriety and truth; as, an <xex>absurd</xex> man, project, opinion, story, argument, etc. <xex>Preposterous</xex> rises still higher, and supposes an absolute <xex>inversion</xex> in the order of things; or, in plain terms, a \'bdputting of the cart before the horse;\'b8 as, a <xex>preposterous</xex> suggestion, <xex>preposterous</xex> conduct, a <xex>preposterous</xex> regulation or law.</usage><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><-- p. 9 --></p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*surd"</hw> <pr>(<acr/b*s<ucir/rd")</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>An absurdity.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Pope.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*surd"i*ty</hw> <pr>(-<icr/*t<ycr/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos>; <plu><it>pl.</it> <plw>Absurdities</plw> <pr>(-t<icr/z)</pr>.</plu> <ety>[L. <ets>absurditas</ets>: cf. F. <ets>absurdite</ets>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>The quality of being absurd or inconsistent with obvious truth, reason, or sound judgment.</def> \'bdThe <xex>absurdity</xex> of the actual idea of an infinite number.\'b8 <rj><au>Locke.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>That which is absurd; an absurd action; a logical contradiction.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>His travels were full of <qex>absurdities</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Johnson.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*surd"ly</hw>, <pos>adv.</pos> <def>In an absurd manner.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab*surd"ness</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Absurdity.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Abudefduf</hw> <pos>prop. n.</pos> <def>a genus comprising the damsel fishes.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> genus <gen>Abudefduf</gen>.</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>abulia</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <def>an abnormally intense inability to make decisions; severe irresolution.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> indecision, indecisiveness, irresolution</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>abulic</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <def>showing abnormal inability to act or make decisions</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> aboulic</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>A*bu"na</hw> <pr>(<adot/*b<oomac/"n<adot/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Eth. and Ar., our father.]</ety> <def>The Patriarch, or head of the Abyssinian Church.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bun"dance</hw> <pr>(<adot/*b<ucr/n"d<ait/ns)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[OE. <ets>(h)abundaunce</ets>, <ets>abundance</ets>, F. <ets>abondance</ets>, L. <ets>abundantia</ets>, fr. <ets>abundare</ets>. See <er>Abound</er>.]</ety> <def>An overflowing fullness; ample sufficiency; great plenty; profusion; copious supply; superfluity; wealth: -- strictly applicable to quantity only, but sometimes used of number.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>It is lamentable to remember what <qex>abundance</qex> of noble blood hath been shed with small benefit to the Christian state.</q> <rj><qau>Raleigh.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- Exuberance; plenteousness; plenty; copiousness; overflow; riches; affluence; wealth.</syn> <usage> -- <er>Abundance</er>, <er>Plenty</er>, <er>Exuberance</er>. These words rise upon each other in expressing the idea of fullness. <xex>Plenty</xex> denotes a sufficiency to supply every want; as, <xex>plenty</xex> of food, <xex>plenty</xex> of money, etc. <xex>Abundance</xex> express more, and gives the idea of superfluity or excess; as, <xex>abundance</xex> of riches, an <xex>abundance</xex> of wit and humor; often, however, it only denotes plenty in a high degree. <xex>Exuberance</xex> rises still higher, and implies a bursting forth on every side, producing great superfluity or redundance; as, an <xex>exuberance</xex> of mirth, an <xex>exuberance</xex> of animal spirits, etc.</usage><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bun"dant</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[OE. <ets>(h)abundant</ets>, <ets>aboundant</ets>, F. <ets>abondant</ets>, fr. L. <ets>abudans</ets>, p. pr. of <ets>abundare</ets>. See <er>Abound</er>.]</ety> <def>Fully sufficient; plentiful; in copious supply; -- followed by <xex>in</xex>, rarely by <xex>with</xex>.</def> \'bd<xex>Abundant</xex> in goodness and truth.\'b8 <rj><au>Exod. xxxiv. 6.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>Abundant number</b></col> <fld>(Math.)</fld>, <cd>a number, the sum of whose aliquot parts exceeds the number itself. Thus, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, the aliquot parts of 12, make the number 16. This is opposed to a <contr>deficient</contr> number, as 14, whose aliquot parts are 1, 2, 7, the sum of which is 10; and to a <contr>perfect</contr> number, which is equal to the sum of its aliquot parts, as 6, whose aliquot parts are 1, 2., 3.</cd></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- Ample; plentiful; copious; plenteous; exuberant; overflowing; rich; teeming; profuse; bountiful; liberal. See <er>Ample</er>.</syn><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bun"dant*ly</hw>, <pos>adv.</pos> <def>In a sufficient degree; fully; amply; plentifully; in large measure.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*burst"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>adv.</pos> <ety>[Pref. <ets>a-</ets> + <ets>burst</ets>.]</ety> <def>In a bursting condition.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bus"a*ble</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>That may be abused.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bus"age</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Abuse.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Whately (1634).</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*buse"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Abused</conjf> <pr>(<?/)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Abusing</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[F. <ets>abuser</ets>; L. <ets>abusus</ets>, p. p. of <ets>abuti</ets> to abuse, misuse; <ets>ab</ets> + <ets>uti</ets> to use. See <er>Use</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To put to a wrong use; to misapply; to misuse; to put to a bad use; to use for a wrong purpose or end; to pervert; <as>as, to <ex>abuse</ex> inherited gold</as>; to make an excessive use of; <as>as, to <ex>abuse</ex> one's authority</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>This principle (if one may so <qex>abuse</qex> the word) shoots rapidly into popularity.</q> <rj><qau>Froude.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To use ill; to maltreat; to act injuriously to; to punish or to tax excessively; to hurt; <as>as, to <ex>abuse</ex> prisoners, to <ex>abuse</ex> one's powers, one's patience</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>To revile; to reproach coarsely; to disparage.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The . . . tellers of news <qex>abused</qex> the general.</q> <rj><qau>Macaulay.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>To dishonor.</def> \'bdShall flight <xex>abuse</xex> your name?\'b8 <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>5.</sn> <def>To violate; to ravish.</def> <rj><au>Spenser.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>6.</sn> <def>To deceive; to impose on.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Their eyes red and staring, cozened with a moist cloud, and <qex>abused</qex> by a double object.</q> <rj><qau>Jer. Taylor.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- To maltreat; injure; revile; reproach; vilify; vituperate; asperse; traduce; malign.</syn><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*buse"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[F. <ets>abus</ets>, L. <ets>abusus</ets>, fr. <ets>abuti</ets>. See <er>Abuse</er>, <pos>v. t.</pos>]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Improper treatment or use; application to a wrong or bad purpose; misuse; <as>as, an <ex>abuse of our natural powers</ex>; <ex>an abuse</ex> of civil rights, or of privileges or advantages; an <ex>abuse</ex> of language.</as></def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Liberty may be endangered by the <qex>abuses</qex> of liberty, as well as by the <qex>abuses</qex> of power.</q> <rj><qau>Madison.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Physical ill treatment; injury.</def> \'bdRejoice . . . at the <xex>abuse</xex> of Falstaff.\'b8 <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>A corrupt practice or custom; offense; crime; fault; <as>as, the <ex>abuses</ex> in the civil service</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q><qex>Abuse</qex> after disappeared without a struggle..</q> <rj><qau>Macaulay.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>Vituperative words; coarse, insulting speech; abusive language; virulent condemnation; reviling.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The two parties, after exchanging a good deal of <qex>abuse</qex>, came to blows.</q> <rj><qau>Macaulay.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>5.</sn> <def>Violation; rape; <as>as, <ex>abuse</ex> of a female child</as>.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Or is it some <qex>abuse</qex>, and no such thing?</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>Abuse of distress</b></col> <fld>(Law)</fld>, <cd>a wrongful using of an animal or chattel distrained, by the distrainer.</cd></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- Invective; contumely; reproach; scurrility; insult; opprobrium.</syn> <usage> -- <er>Abuse</er>, <er>Invective</er>. <xex>Abuse</xex> is generally prompted by anger, and vented in harsh and unseemly words. It is more personal and coarse than <xex>invective</xex>. <xex>Abuse</xex> generally takes place in private quarrels; <xex>invective</xex> in writing or public discussions. <xex>Invective</xex> may be conveyed in refined language and dictated by indignation against what is blameworthy. <rj><au>C. J. Smith.</au></rj>
+</usage><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*buse"ful</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Full of abuse; abusive.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark> \'bd<xex>Abuseful</xex> names.\'b8 <rj><au>Bp. Barlow.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bus"er</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>One who abuses [in the various senses of the verb].</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bu"sion</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[OE. <ets>abusion</ets>, <ets>abusioun</ets>, OF. <ets>abusion</ets>, fr. L. <ets>abusio</ets> misuse of words, f. <ets>abuti</ets>. See <er>Abuse</er>, <pos>v. t.</pos>]</ety> <def>Evil or corrupt usage; abuse; wrong; reproach; deception; cheat.</def> <rj><au>Chaucer.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bu"sive</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Cf. F. <ets>abusif</ets>, fr. L. <ets>abusivus</ets>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Wrongly used; perverted; misapplied.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>I am . . . necessitated to use the word Parliament improperly, according to the <qex>abusive</qex> acceptation thereof.</q> <rj><qau>Fuller.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Given to misusing; also, full of abuses.</def> <mark>[Archaic]</mark> \'bdThe <xex>abusive</xex> prerogatives of his see.\'b8 <rj><au>Hallam.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>Practicing abuse; prone to ill treat by coarse, insulting words or by other ill usage; <as>as, an <ex>abusive</ex> author; an <ex>abusive</ex> fellow.</as></def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>Containing abuse, or serving as the instrument of abuse; vituperative; reproachful; scurrilous.</def> \'bdAn <xex>abusive</xex> lampoon.\'b8 <rj><au>Johnson.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>5.</sn> <def>Tending to deceive; fraudulent; cheating.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> \'bdAn <xex>abusive</xex> treaty.\'b8 <rj><au>Bacon.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- Reproachful; scurrilous; opprobrious; insolent; insulting; injurious; offensive; reviling.</syn><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bu"sive*ly</hw>, <pos>adv.</pos> <def>In an abusive manner; rudely; with abusive language.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bu"sive*ness</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The quality of being abusive; rudeness of language, or violence to the person.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Pick out mirth, like stones out of thy ground,<br/
+Profaneness, filthiness, <qex>abusiveness</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Herbert.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*but"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Abutted</conjf>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Abutting</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[OF. <ets>abouter</ets>, <ets>aboter</ets>; cf. F. <ets>aboutir</ets>, and also <ets>abuter</ets>; <ets>a</ets> (L. <ets>ad</ets>) + OF. <ets>boter</ets>, <ets>buter</ets>, to push: cf. F. <ets>bout</ets> end, and <ets>but</ets> end, purpose.]</ety> <def>To project; to terminate or border; to be contiguous; to meet; -- with <xex>on</xex>, <xex>upon</xex>, or <xex>against</xex>; <as>as, his land <ex>abuts</ex> on the road</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bu"ti*lon</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Ar. <ets>aub\'d4t\'c6l\'d4n</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>A genus of malvaceous plants of many species, found in the torrid and temperate zones of both continents; -- called also <altname>Indian mallow</altname>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*but"ment</hw> <pr>(<adot/*b<ucr/t"m<eit/nt)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>State of abutting.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>That on or against which a body abuts or presses</def>; <specif>as</specif> <sd>(a)</sd> <fld>(Arch.)</fld> <def>The solid part of a pier or wall, etc., which receives the thrust or lateral pressure of an arch, vault, or strut.</def> <au>Gwilt.</au> <sd>(b)</sd> <fld>(Mech.)</fld> <def>A fixed point or surface from which resistance or reaction is obtained, as the cylinder head of a steam engine, the fulcrum of a lever, etc.</def> <sd>(c)</sd> <def>In breech-loading firearms, the block behind the barrel which receives the pressure due to recoil.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*but"tal</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The butting or boundary of land, particularly at the end; a headland.</def> <rj><au>Spelman.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*but"ter</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>One who, or that which, abuts. Specifically, the owner of a contiguous estate; <as>as, the <ex>abutters</ex> on a street or a river</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*buzz"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Pref. <ets>a-</ets> + <ets>buzz</ets>.]</ety> <def>In a buzz; buzzing.</def> <mark>[Colloq.]</mark> <rj><au>Dickens.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+
+
+<p><hw>Abyssinia</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>same as Ethiopia.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> Ethiopia, Yaltopya</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+
+
+<p><hw>aby</hw> <pos>v.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>atone for, make amends for</def><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><mhw>{ <hw>A*by"</hw>, <hw>A*bye"</hw> }</mhw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t. & i.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Abought</conjf> <pr>(<?/)</pr>.]</vmorph> <ety>[AS. <ets>\'bebycgan</ets> to pay for; pref. <ets>\'be-</ets> (cf. Goth. <ets>us-</ets>, Ger. <ets>er-</ets>, orig. meaning <ets>out</ets>) + <ets>bycgan</ets> to buy. See <er>Buy</er>, and cf. <er>Abide</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To pay for; to suffer for; to atone for; to make amends for; to give satisfaction.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> expiate</syn><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Lest to thy peril thou <qex>aby</qex> it dear.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To endure; to abide.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>But nought that wanteth rest can long <qex>aby</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Spenser.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bysm"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[OF. <ets>abisme</ets>; F. <ets>abime</ets>, LL. <ets>abyssimus</ets>, a superl. of L. <ets>abyssus</ets>; Gr. <?/. See <er>Abyss</er>.]</ety> <def>An abyss; a gulf.</def> \'bdThe <xex>abysm</xex> of hell.\'b8 <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bys"mal</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Pertaining to, or resembling, an abyss; bottomless; unending; profound.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Geology gives one the same <qex>abysmal</qex> extent of time that astronomy does of space.</q> <rj><qau>Carlyle.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*bys"mal*ly</hw>, <pos>adv.</pos> <def>To a fathomless depth; profoundly.</def> \'bd<xex>Abysmally</xex> ignorant.\'b8 <rj><au>G. Eliot.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*byss"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>abyssus</ets> a bottomless gulf, fr. Gr. <?/ bottomless; <grk>'a</grk> priv. + <?/ depth, bottom.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>A bottomless or unfathomed depth, gulf, or chasm; hence, any deep, immeasurable, and, specifically, hell, or the bottomless pit.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Ye powers and spirits of this nethermost <qex>abyss</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Milton.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The throne is darkness, in the <qex>abyss</qex> of light.</q> <rj><qau>Dryden.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Infinite time; a vast intellectual or moral depth.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The <qex>abysses</qex> of metaphysical theology.</q> <rj><qau>Macaulay.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>In unfathomable <qex>abysses</qex> of disgrace.</q> <rj><qau>Burke.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <fld>(Her.)</fld> <def>The center of an escutcheon.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><note><hand/ This word, in its leading uses, is associated with the cosmological notions of the Hebrews, having reference to a supposed illimitable mass of waters from which our earth sprung, and beneath whose profound depths the wicked were punished.</note> <rj><au>Encyc. Brit.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*byss"al</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Cf. <er>Abysmal</er>.]</ety> <def>Belonging to, or resembling, an abyss; unfathomable.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>Abyssal zone</b></col> <fld>(Phys. Geog.)</fld>, <cd>one of the belts or zones into which Sir E. Forbes divides the bottom of the sea in describing its plants, animals, etc. It is the one furthest from the shore, embracing all beyond one hundred fathoms deep. <as>Hence, <ex>abyssal</ex> animals, plants, etc.</as></cd></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab`ys*sin"i*an</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Of or pertaining to Abyssinia.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>Abyssinian gold</b></col>, <cd>an alloy of 90.74 parts of copper and 8.33 parts of zink.</cd> <rj><au>Ure.</au></rj></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ab`ys*sin"i*an</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>A native of Abyssinia.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A member of the Abyssinian Church.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>the chemical symbol for <altname>actinum</altname>, a radioactive element.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> actinium</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>AC</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Acronym from <ets>a</ets>lternating <ets>c</ets>urrent.]</ety> <def>an electric current that reverses direction sinusoidally. Alternative to <contr>direct curent</contr>, <contr>DC</contr>.</def> <mark>[acron.]</mark> <br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> alternating current</syn> <br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*ca"ci*a</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Antiq.)</fld> <def>A roll or bag, filled with dust, borne by Byzantine emperors, as a memento of mortality. It is represented on medals.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*ca"cia</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos>; <plu><it>pl.</it> E. <plw>Acacias</plw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, L. <plw>Acaci\'91</plw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>.</plu> <ety>[L. from Gr. <?/; orig. the name of a thorny tree found in Egypt; prob. fr. the root <ets>ak</ets> to be sharp. See <er>Acute</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>A genus of leguminous trees and shrubs. Nearly 300 species are Australian or Polynesian, and have terete or vertically compressed leaf stalks, instead of the bipinnate leaves of the much fewer species of America, Africa, etc. Very few are found in temperate climates.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Med.)</fld> <def>The inspissated juice of several species of acacia; -- called also <altname>gum acacia</altname>, and <altname>gum arabic</altname>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><mhw><hw>Ac"a*cin</hw>, <hw>Ac"a*cine</hw></mhw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Gum arabic.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`a*deme"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>academia</ets>. See <er>Academy</er>.]</ety> <def>An academy.</def> <mark>[Poetic]</mark> <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`a*de"mi*al</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Academic.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`a*de"mi*an</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A member of an academy, university, or college.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><mhw>{ <hw>Ac`a*dem"ic</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <hw>Ac`a*dem"ic*al</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, }</mhw> <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>academicus</ets>: cf. F. <ets>acad\'82migue</ets>. See <er>Academy</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Belonging to the school or philosophy of Plato; <as>as, the <ex>Academic</ex> sect or philosophy</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Belonging to an academy or other higher institution of learning; scholarly; literary or classical, in distinction from scientific.</def> \'bd<xex>Academic</xex> courses.\'b8 <au>Warburton.</au> \'bd<xex>Academical</xex> study.\'b8 <au>Berkeley.</au><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`a*dem"ic</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>One holding the philosophy of Socrates and Plato; a Platonist.</def> <rj><au>Hume.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A member of an academy, college, or university; an academician.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`a*dem`ic*al*ly</hw>, <pos>adv.</pos> <def>In an academical manner.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`a*dem"ic*als</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n. pl.</pos> <def>The articles of dress prescribed and worn at some colleges and universities.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`a*de*mi"cian</hw> <pr>(#; 277)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[F. <ets>acad\'82micien</ets>. See <er>Academy</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>A member of an academy, or society for promoting science, art, or literature, as of the French Academy, or the Royal Academy of arts.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A collegian.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark> <rj><au>Chesterfield.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>academicianship</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>the position or state of being a member of an honorary academy.</def><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`a*dem"i*cism</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>A tenet of the Academic philosophy.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A mannerism or mode peculiar to an academy.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cad"e*mism</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The doctrines of the Academic philosophy.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Baxter.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cad"e*mist</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[F. <ets>academiste</ets>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>An Academic philosopher.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>An academician.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Ray.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cad"e*my</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos>; <plu><it>pl.</it> <plw>Academies</plw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>.</plu> <ety>[F. <ets>acad\'82mie</ets>, L. <ets>academia</ets>. Cf. <er>Academe</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>A garden or grove near Athens (so named from the hero <etsep>Academus</etsep>), where Plato and his followers held their philosophical conferences; hence, the school of philosophy of which Plato was head.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>An institution for the study of higher learning; a college or a university. Popularly, a school, or seminary of learning, holding a rank between a college and a common school.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>A place of training; a school.</def> \'bd<xex>Academies</xex> of fanaticism.\'b8 <rj><au>Hume.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>A society of learned men united for the advancement of the arts and sciences, and literature, or some particular art or science; <as>as, the French <ex>Academy</ex>; the American <ex>Academy</ex> of Arts and Sciences; <ex>academies</ex> of literature and philology.</as></def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>5.</sn> <def>A school or place of training in which some special art is taught; <as>as, the military <ex>academy</ex> at West Point; a riding <ex>academy</ex>; the <ex>Academy</ex> of Music.</as></def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>Academy figure</b></col> <fld>(Paint.)</fld>, <cd>a drawing usually half life-size, in crayon or pencil, after a nude model.</cd></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Acadia</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>the French-speaking part of the Canadian Maritime Provinces.</def><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*ca"di*an</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Of or pertaining to Acadia, or Nova Scotia.</def> \'bd<xex>Acadian</xex> farmers.\'b8 <au>Longfellow.</au> -- <def2><pos>n.</pos> <def>A native of Acadie.</def></def2><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>Acadian epoch</b></col> <fld>(Geol.)</fld>, <cd>an epoch at the beginning of the American paleozoic time, and including the oldest American rocks known to be fossiliferous. See <er>Geology</er>.</cd> -- <col><b>Acadian owl</b></col> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld>, <cd>a small North American owl (<spn>Nyctule Acadica</spn>); the saw-whet.</cd></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>Ac"a*jou</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[F. See <er>Cashew</er>.]</ety> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <sd>(a)</sd> <def>The cashew tree; also, its fruit. See <er>Cashew</er>.</def> <sd>(b)</sd> <def>The mahogany tree; also, its timber.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><mhw>{ <hw>Ac"a*leph</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <hw>Ac`a*le"phan</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr> }</mhw> <pos>n.</pos>; <plu><it>pl.</it> <plw>Acalephs</plw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <plw>Acalephans</plw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>.</plu> <ety>[See <er>Acaleph\'91</er>.]</ety> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>One of the Acaleph\'91.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>Ac`a*le"ph\'91</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n. pl.</pos> <ety>[NL., from Gr. <?/, a nettle.]</ety> <def>A group of C\'d2lenterata, including the Medus\'91 or jellyfishes, and hydroids; -- so called from the stinging power they possess. Sometimes called <altname>sea nettles</altname>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`ale"phoid</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[<ets>Acaleph</ets> + <ets>-oid</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>Belonging to or resembling the Acaleph\'91 or jellyfishes.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><mhw><hw>A*cal"y*cine</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <hw>Ac`a*lys`i*nous</hw></mhw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <grk>'a</grk> priv. + <?/ calyx.]</ety> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>Without a calyx, or outer floral envelope.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*canth"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Same as <er>Acanthus</er>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>A*can"tha</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/ thorn, fr. <?/ point. See <er>Acute</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>A prickle.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>A spine or prickly fin.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <fld>(Anat.)</fld> <def>The vertebral column; the spinous process of a vertebra.</def> <rj><au>Dunglison.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"an*tha"ceous</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Armed with prickles, as a plant.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>Of, pertaining to, or resembling, the family of plants of which the acanthus is the type.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><-- p. 10 --></p>
+
+<p><hw>A*can"thine</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>acanthinus</ets>, Gr. <?/, thorny, fr. <?/. See <er>Acanthus</er>.]</ety> <def>Of, pertaining to, or resembling, the plant acanthus.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*can`tho*car"pous</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/ thorn + <?/ fruit.]</ety> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>Having the fruit covered with spines.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>A*can`tho*ceph"a*la</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n. pl.</pos> <ety>[NL., from Gr. <?/ a spine, thorn + <?/ head.]</ety> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>A group of intestinal worms, having the proboscis armed with recurved spines.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*can`tho*ceph"a*lous</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>Having a spiny head, as one of the Acanthocephala.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><mhw><hw>acanthoid</hw> <hw>acanthous</hw></mhw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fr>1</fr> <def>shaped like a spine or thorn</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> spinous</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Acanthophis</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>a genus of Australian elapid snakes.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> genus <gen>Acanthophis</gen>.</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`an*thoph"o*rous</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/, fr. <?/ spine + <grk>fe`rein</grk> to bear.]</ety> <def>Spine-bearing.</def> <rj><au>Gray.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*can`tho*po"di*ous</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/ thorn + <?/, <?/, foot.]</ety> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>Having spinous petioles.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>Ac`an*thop"ter*i</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n. pl.</pos> <ety>[NL., from Gr. <?/ thorn + <?/ wing, fin.]</ety> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>A group of teleostean fishes having spiny fins. See <er>Acanthopterygii</er>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`an*thop"ter*ous</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/ spine + <?/ wing.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>Spiny-winged.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>Acanthopterygious.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`an*thop`ter*yg"i*an</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>Belonging to the order of fishes having spinose fins, as the perch.</def> -- <def2><pos>n.</pos> <def>A spiny-finned fish.</def></def2><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>Ac`an*thop`ter*yg"i*i</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n. pl.</pos> <ety>[NL., from Gr. <?/ thorn + <?/ fin, dim. fr. <?/ wing.]</ety> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>An order of fishes having some of the rays of the dorsal, ventral, and anal fins unarticulated and spinelike, as the perch.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`an*thop`ter*yg"i*ous</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>Having fins in which the rays are hard and spinelike; spiny-finned.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Acanthuridae</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fr>1</fr> <def>a family of fishes consisting of the surgeonfishes.</def> <hypen>fish family</hypen><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> family Acanthuridae</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Acanthurus</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>type genus of the family <fam>Acanthuridae</fam>; doctorfishes.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> genus Acanthurus</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*can"thus</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos>; <plu><it>pl.</it> E. <plw>Acanthuses</plw> <pr>(<?/)</pr></plu>, L. <plw>Acanthi</plw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>. <ety>[L., from Gr. <?/. Cf. <er>Acantha</er>.]</ety><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>1.</sn> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>A genus of herbaceous prickly plants, found in the south of Europe, Asia Minor, and India; bear's-breech.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Arch.)</fld> <def>An ornament resembling the foliage or leaves of the acanthus (<spn>Acanthus spinosus</spn>); -- used in the capitals of the Corinthian and Composite orders.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>A cap*pel"la</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>. <ety>[It. See <er>Chapel</er>.]</ety> <fld>(Mus.)</fld> <sd>(a)</sd> <def>In church or chapel style; -- said of compositions sung in the old church style, without instrumental accompaniment; <as>as, a mass <ex>a capella</ex>, i. e., a mass purely vocal</as>.</def> <sd>(b)</sd> <def>A time indication, equivalent to <xex>alla breve</xex>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cap"su*lar</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Pref. <ets>a-</ets> not + <ets>capsular</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>Having no capsule.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*car"di*ac</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/; <grk>'a</grk> priv. + <?/ heart.]</ety> <def>Without a heart; <as>as, an <ex>acardiac</ex> fetus</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>acarid</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>very small free-living arachnid that is parasitic on animals or plants; related to ticks.</def><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Acaridae</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fr>1</fr> <def>the family consisting of mites.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> family <fam>Acaridae</fam>.</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*car"i*dan</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[See <er>Acarus</er>.]</ety> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>One of a group of arachnids, including the mites and ticks.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>Ac`a*ri"na</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n. pl.</pos> <ety>[NL., from Gr. <?/ a mite.]</ety> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>The group of Arachnida which includes the mites and ticks. Many species are parasitic, and cause diseases like the itch and mange.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"a*rine</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <fld>(Med.)</fld> <def>Of or caused by <xex>acari</xex> or mites; <as>as, <ex>acarine</ex> diseases</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"a*roid</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[NL., <ets>acarus</ets> a mite + <ets>-oid</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>Shaped like or resembling a mite.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fld>(botany)</fld> <def>having no carpels</def><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><mhw><hw>Ac`ar*pel"lous</hw>, <hw>ac`ar*pel"ous</hw></mhw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Pref. <ets>a-</ets> not + <ets>carpel</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>Having no carpels. Opposite of <ant>carpellate</ant>.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> acarpe</syn><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*car"pous</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/; <grk>'a</grk> priv. + <?/ fruit.]</ety> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>Not producing fruit; unfruitful.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>Ac"a*rus</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos>; <plu><it>pl.</it> <plw>Acari</plw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>.</plu> <ety>[NL., from Gr. <?/ the cheese mite, tick.]</ety> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>A genus including many species of small mites.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cat`a*lec"tic</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>acatalecticus</ets>, Gr. <?/, not defective at the end; <grk>'a</grk> priv. + <?/ to cease.]</ety> <fld>(Pros.)</fld> <def>Not defective; complete; <as>as, an <ex>acatalectic</ex> verse</as>.</def> -- <def2><pos>n.</pos> <def>A verse which has the complete number of feet and syllables.</def></def2><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cat"a*lep`sy</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/; <grk>'a</grk> priv. + <?/ to seize, comprehend.]</ety> <def>Incomprehensibility of things; the doctrine held by the ancient Skeptic philosophers, that human knowledge never amounts to certainty, but only to probability.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cat`a*lep"tic</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/.]</ety> <def>Incapable of being comprehended; incomprehensible.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*ca"ter</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>See <er>Caterer</er>.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cates"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n. pl.</pos> <def>See <er>Cates</er>.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cau"date</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Pref. <ets>a-</ets> not + <ets>caudate</ets>.]</ety> <def>Tailless.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`au*les"cent</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Pref. <ets>a-</ets> not + <ets>caulescent</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>Having no stem or caulis, or only a very short one concealed in the ground.</def> <rj><au>Gray.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cau"line</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Pref. <ets>a-</ets> not + <ets>cauline</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>Same as <er>Acaulescent</er>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><mhw>{ <hw>A*cau"lose</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <hw>A*cau"lous</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, }</mhw> <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/; <grk>'a</grk> priv. + <?/ stalk or L. <ets>caulis</ets> stalk. See <er>Cole</er>.]</ety> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>Same as <er>Acaulescent</er>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*ca"di*an</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[From the city <ets>Accad</ets>. See Gen. x. 10.]</ety> <def>Pertaining to a race supposed to have lived in Babylonia before the Assyrian conquest.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>-- <wordforms><wf>Ac*ca"di*an</wf>, <pos>n.</pos>, <wf>Ac"cad</wf> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos></wordforms> <rj><au>Sayce.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cede"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Acceded</conjf>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Acceding</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[L. <ets>accedere</ets> to approach, accede; <ets>ad</ets> + <ets>cedere</ets> to move, yield: cf. F. <ets>acc</ets>\'82<ets>dere</ets>. See <er>Cede</er>.]</ety><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>1.</sn> <def>To approach; to come forward; -- opposed to <ant>recede</ant>.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>T. Gale.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To enter upon an office or dignity; to attain.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Edward IV., who had <qex>acceded</qex> to the throne in the year 1461.</q> <rj><qau>T. Warton.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>If Frederick had <qex>acceded to the supreme power</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Morley.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>To become a party by associating one's self with others; to give one's adhesion. Hence, to agree or assent to a proposal or a view; <as>as, he <ex>acceded</ex> to my request</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The treaty of Hanover in 1725 . . . to which the Dutch afterwards <qex>acceded</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Chesterfield.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- To agree; assent; consent; comply; acquiesce; concur.</syn><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*ced"ence</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The act of acceding.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*ced"er</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>One who accedes.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>Ac*cel`er*an"do</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[It.]</ety> <fld>(Mus.)</fld> <def>Gradually accelerating the movement.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cel"er*ate</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Accelerated</conjf> <pr>(<?/)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Accelerating</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[L. <ets>acceleratus</ets>, p. p. of <ets>accelerare</ets>; <ets>ad</ets> + <ets>celerare</ets> to hasten; <ets>celer</ets> quick. See <er>Celerity</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To cause to move faster; to quicken the motion of; to add to the speed of; -- opposed to <ant>retard</ant>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To quicken the natural or ordinary progression or process of; <as>as, to <ex>accelerate</ex> the growth of a plant, the increase of wealth, etc.</as></def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>To hasten, as the occurence of an event; <as>as, to <ex>accelerate</ex> our departure</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>Accelerated motion</b></col> <fld>(Mech.)</fld>, <cd>motion with a continually increasing velocity.</cd> -- <col><b>Accelerating force</b></col>, <cd>the force which causes accelerated motion.</cd></cs>
+ <rj><qau>Nichol.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- To hasten; expedite; quicken; dispatch; forward; advance; further.</syn><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>accelerated</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fr>1</fr> <def>caused to move faster</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> speeded up</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fr>1</fr> <def>caused to be completed in a shorter than normal time period; speeded up, as of an academic course; <as>He took an <ex>accelerated</ex> curriculum, and graduated in three years</as>. Opposite of <ant>delayed</ant>.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> expedited</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cel`er*a"tion</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>acceleratio</ets>: cf. F. <ets>acc\'82l\'82ration</ets>.]</ety> <def>The act of accelerating, or the state of being accelerated; increase of motion or action; <as>as, a falling body moves toward the earth with an <ex>acceleration</ex> of velocity</as>; -- opposed to <contr>retardation</contr>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>A period of social improvement, or of intellectual advancement, contains within itself a principle of <qex>acceleration</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>I. Taylor.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><fld>(Astr. & Physics.)</fld> <col><b>Acceleration of the moon</b></col>, <cd>the increase of the moon's mean motion in its orbit, in consequence of which its period of revolution is now shorter than in ancient times.</cd> -- <mcol><col><b>Acceleration</b></col> and <col><b>retardation of the tides</b></col></mcol>. <cd>See <cref>Priming of the tides</cref>, under <er>Priming</er>.</cd> -- <col><b>Diurnal acceleration of the fixed stars</b></col>, <cd>the amount by which their apparent diurnal motion exceeds that of the sun, in consequence of which they daily come to the meridian of any place about three minutes fifty-six seconds of solar time earlier than on the day preceding.</cd> -- <col><b>Acceleration of the planets</b></col>, <cd>the increasing velocity of their motion, in proceeding from the apogee to the perigee of their orbits.</cd></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cel"er*a*tive</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Relating to acceleration; adding to velocity; quickening.</def> <rj><au>Reid.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cel"er*a`tor</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>One who, or that which, accelerates. Also as an <xex>adj</xex>.; <as>as, <ex>accelerator</ex> nerves</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cel"er*a*to*ry</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Accelerative.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cel"er*o*graph</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[<ets>Acceler</ets>ate + <ets>-graph</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Mil.)</fld> <def>An apparatus for studying the combustion of powder in guns, etc.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cel`er*om"e*ter</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[<ets>Acceler</ets>ate + <ets>-meter</ets>.]</ety> <def>An apparatus for measuring the velocity imparted by gunpowder.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cend"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>accendere</ets>, <ets>accensum</ets>, to kindle; <ets>ad</ets> + <ets>cand\'cbre</ets> to kindle (only in compounds); rel. to <ets>cand\'c7re</ets> to be white, to gleam. See <er>Candle</er>.]</ety> <def>To set on fire; to kindle.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Fotherby.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cend`i*bil"i*ty</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Capacity of being kindled, or of becoming inflamed; inflammability.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cend"i*ble</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Capable of being inflamed or kindled; combustible; inflammable.</def> <rj><au>Ure.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cen"sion</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The act of kindling or the state of being kindled; ignition.</def> <rj><au>Locke.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cen"sor</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[LL., from p. p. <ets>accensus</ets>. See <er>Accend</er>.]</ety> <fld>(R. C. Ch.)</fld> <def>One of the functionaries who light and trim the tapers.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"cent`</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[F. <ets>accent</ets>, L. <ets>accentus</ets>; <ets>ad</ets> + <ets>cantus</ets> a singing, <ets>canere</ets> to sing. See <er>Cant</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>A superior force of voice or of articulative effort upon some particular syllable of a word or a phrase, distinguishing it from the others.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><note><hand/ Many English words have two accents, the <xex>primary</xex> and the <xex>secondary</xex>; the primary being uttered with a greater stress of voice than the secondary; as in <xex>as</xex>\'b7<xex>pira</xex>\'b6<xex>tion</xex>, where the chief stress is on the third syllable, and a slighter stress on the first. Some words, as <xex>an\'b7tiap\'b7o-plec\'b6tic</xex>, <xex>in-com\'b7pre-hen\'b7si-bil\'b6i-ty</xex>, have two secondary accents. See Guide to Pron., \'c5\'c5 30-46.</note><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A mark or character used in writing, and serving to regulate the pronunciation; esp.: <sd>(a)</sd> a mark to indicate the nature and place of the spoken accent; <sd>(b)</sd> a mark to indicate the quality of sound of the vowel marked; <as>as, the French <ex>accents</ex></as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><note><hand/ In the ancient Greek the <xex>acute accent</xex> (\'b7) meant a raised tone or pitch, the <xex>grave</xex> (<xex>`</xex>), the level tone or simply the negation of accent, the <xex>circumflex</xex> ( ~ or ^) a tone raised and then depressed. In works on elocution, the first is often used to denote the rising inflection of the voice; the second, the falling inflection; and the third (^), the compound or waving inflection. In dictionaries, spelling books, and the like, the acute accent is used to designate the syllable which receives the chief stress of voice.</note><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>Modulation of the voice in speaking; manner of speaking or pronouncing; peculiar or characteristic modification of the voice; tone; <as>as, a foreign <ex>accent</ex>; a French or a German <ex>accent</ex>.</as></def> \'bdBeguiled you in a plain <xex>accent</xex>.\'b8 <au>Shak.</au> \'bdA perfect <xex>accent</xex>.\'b8 <au>Thackeray.</au><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The tender <qex>accent</qex> of a woman's cry.</q> <rj><qau>Prior.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>A word; a significant tone</def>; <plu>(pl.)</plu> <def>expressions in general; speech.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Winds! on your wings to Heaven her <qex>accents</qex> bear,<br/
+Such words as Heaven alone is fit to hear.</q> <rj><qau>Dryden.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>5.</sn> <fld>(Pros.)</fld> <def>Stress laid on certain syllables of a verse.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>6.</sn> <fld>(Mus.)</fld> <sd>(a)</sd> <def>A regularly recurring stress upon the tone to mark the beginning, and, more feebly, the third part of the measure.</def> <sd>(b)</sd> <def>A special emphasis of a tone, even in the weaker part of the measure.</def> <sd>(c)</sd> <def>The <xex>rhythmical accent</xex>, which marks phrases and sections of a period.</def> <sd>(d)</sd> <def>The <xex>expressive</xex> emphasis and shading of a passage.</def> <rj><au>J. S. Dwight.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>7.</sn> <fld>(Math.)</fld> <sd>(a)</sd> <def>A mark placed at the right hand of a letter, and a little above it, to distinguish magnitudes of a similar kind expressed by the same letter, but differing in value, as y\'b7, y<sec/.</def> <sd>(b)</sd> <fld>(Trigon.)</fld> <def>A mark at the right hand of a number, indicating minutes of a degree, seconds, etc.; <as>as, 12\'b727<sec/, <it>i. e.</it>, twelve minutes twenty seven seconds.</as></def> <sd>(c)</sd> <fld>(Engin.)</fld> <def>A mark used to denote feet and inches; <as>as, 6\'b7 10<sec/ is six feet ten inches</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cent"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Accented</conjf>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Accenting</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[OF. <ets>accenter</ets>, F. <ets>accentuer</ets>.]</ety><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>1.</sn> <def>To express the accent of (either by the voice or by a mark); to utter or to mark with accent.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To mark emphatically; to emphasize.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"cent`less</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Without accent.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>accented</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fld>(Phonology)</fld> <def>having the main stress of a word; -- used of syllables</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> tonic (vs. atonic)</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fr>1</fr> <def>being pronounced with sterss; -- used of syllables</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> heavy, strong</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>accenting</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>the act of giving special importance or significance to something.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> emphasizing</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cen"tor</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>ad</ets>. + <ets>cantor</ets> singer, <ets>canere</ets> to sing.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <fld>(Mus.)</fld> <def>One who sings the leading part; the director or leader.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>A genus of European birds (so named from their sweet notes), including the hedge warbler. In America sometimes applied to the water thrushes.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cen"tu*a*ble</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Capable of being accented.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cen"tu*al</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Of or pertaining to accent; characterized or formed by accent.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cen`tu*al"i*ty</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The quality of being accentual.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cen"tu*al*ly</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>adv.</pos> <def>In an accentual manner; in accordance with accent.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cen"tu*ate</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Accentuated</conjf> <pr>(<?/)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Accentuating</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[LL. <ets>accentuatus</ets>, p. p. of <ets>accentuare</ets>, fr. L. <ets>accentus</ets>: cf. F. <ets>accentuer</ets>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To pronounce with an accent or with accents.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To bring out distinctly; to make prominent; to emphasize.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>In Bosnia, the struggle between East and West was even more <qex>accentuated</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>London Times.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>To mark with the written accent.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cen`tu*a"tion</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[LL. <ets>accentuatio</ets>: cf. F. <ets>accentuation</ets>.]</ety> <def>Act of accentuating; applications of accent.</def> Specifically <fld>(Eccles. Mus.)</fld>, <def>pitch or modulation of the voice in reciting portions of the liturgy.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cept"</hw> <pr>(<acr/k*s<ecr/pt")</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Accepted</conjf>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Accepting</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[F. <ets>accepter</ets>, L. <ets>acceptare</ets>, freq. of <ets>accipere</ets>; <ets>ad</ets> + <ets>capere</ets> to take; akin to E. <ets>heave</ets>.]</ety><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>1.</sn> <def>To receive with a consenting mind (something offered); <as>as, to <ex>accept</ex> a gift</as>; -- often followed by <xex>of</xex>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>If you <qex>accept</qex> them, then their worth is great.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>To <qex>accept</qex> of ransom for my son.</q> <rj><qau>Milton.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>She <qex>accepted</qex> of a treat.</q> <rj><qau>Addison.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To receive with favor; to approve.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The Lord <qex>accept</qex> thy burnt sacrifice.</q> <rj><au>Ps. xx. 3.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Peradventure he will <qex>accept</qex> of me.</q> <rj><au>Gen. xxxii. 20.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>To receive or admit and agree to; to assent to; <as>as, I <ex>accept</ex> your proposal, amendment, or excuse</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>To take by the mind; to understand; as, How are these words to be <xex>accepted</xex>?</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>5.</sn> <fld>(Com.)</fld> <def>To receive as obligatory and promise to pay; <as>as, to <ex>accept</ex> a bill of exchange</as>.</def> <rj><au>Bouvier.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>6.</sn> <def>In a deliberate body, to receive in acquittance of a duty imposed; <as>as, to <ex>accept</ex> the report of a committee</as>. [This makes it the property of the body, and the question is then on its adoption.]</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>To accept a bill</b></col> <fld>(Law)</fld>, <cd>to agree (on the part of the drawee) to pay it when due.</cd> -- <col><b>To accept service</b></col> <fld>(Law)</fld>, <cd>to agree that a writ or process shall be considered as regularly served, when it has not been.</cd> -- <col><b>To accept the person</b></col> <fld>(Eccl.)</fld>, <cd>to show favoritism.</cd> \'bdGod <xex>accepteth</xex> no man's <xex>person</xex>.\'b8 <au>Gal. ii. 6.</au></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- To receive; take; admit. See <er>Receive</er>.</syn><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cept"</hw>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Accepted.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cept`a*bil"i*ty</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[LL. <ets>acceptabilitas</ets>.]</ety> <def>The quality of being acceptable; acceptableness.</def> \'bd<xex>Acceptability</xex> of repentance.\'b8 <rj><au>Jer. Taylor.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cept"a*ble</hw> <pr>(-s<ecr/pt"<adot/*b'l; 277)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[F. <ets>acceptable</ets>, L. <ets>acceptabilis</ets>, fr. <ets>acceptare</ets>.]</ety> <def>Capable, worthy, or sure of being accepted or received with pleasure; pleasing to a receiver; gratifying; agreeable; welcome; <as>as, an <ex>acceptable</ex> present, one <ex>acceptable</ex> to us</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cept"a*ble*ness</hw> <pr>(<acr/k*s<ecr/pt"<adot/*b'l*n<ecr/s)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The quality of being acceptable, or suitable to be favorably received; acceptability.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cept"a*bly</hw>, <pos>adv.</pos> <def>In an acceptable manner; in a manner to please or give satisfaction.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cept"ance</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>The act of accepting; a receiving what is offered, with approbation, satisfaction, or acquiescence; esp., favorable reception; approval; <as>as, the <ex>acceptance</ex> of a gift, office, doctrine, etc.</as></def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>They shall come up with <qex>acceptance</qex> on mine altar.</q> <rj><qau>Isa. lx. 7.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>State of being accepted; acceptableness.</def> \'bdMakes it assured of <xex>acceptance</xex>.\'b8 <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <fld>(Com.)</fld> <sd>(a)</sd> <def>An assent and engagement by the person on whom a bill of exchange is drawn, to pay it when due according to the terms of the acceptance.</def> <sd>(b)</sd> <def>The bill itself when accepted.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>An agreeing to terms or proposals by which a bargain is concluded and the parties are bound; the reception or taking of a thing bought as that for which it was bought, or as that agreed to be delivered, or the taking possession as owner.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>5.</sn> <fld>(Law)</fld> <def>An agreeing to the action of another, by some act which binds the person in law.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><note><hand/ What acts shall amount to such an <xex>acceptance</xex> is often a question of great nicety and difficulty. <rj><au>Mozley & W.</au></rj></note><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><-- p. 11 --></p>
+
+<p><note><hand/ In modern law, <xex>proposal</xex> and <xex>acceptance</xex> are the constituent elements into which all contracts are resolved.</note><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><mcol><col><b>acceptance of a bill of exchange</b></col>, <col><b>acceptance of a check</b></col>, <col><b>acceptance of a draft</b></col>, <it>or</it> <col><b>acceptance of an order</b></col></mcol>, <cd>is an engagement to pay it according to the terms. This engagement is usually made by writing the word \'bdaccepted\'b8 across the face of the bill.</cd> <col><b>Acceptance of goods</b></col>, <cd>under the statute of frauds, is an intelligent acceptance by a party knowing the nature of the transaction.</cd></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>6.</sn> <def>Meaning; acceptation.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>Acceptance of persons</b></col>, <cd>partiality, favoritism. See under <er>Accept</er>.</cd></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cept"an*cy</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Acceptance.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Here's a proof of gift,<br/
+But here's no proof, sir, of <qex>acceptancy</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Mrs. Browning.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cept"ant</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Accepting; receiving.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cept"ant</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>An accepter.</def> <rj><au>Chapman.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`cep*ta"tion</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Acceptance; reception; favorable reception or regard; state of being acceptable.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>This is saying worthy of all <qex>acceptation</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>1 Tim. i. 15.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Some things . . . are notwithstanding of so great dignity and <qex>acceptation</qex> with God.</q> <rj><qau>Hooker.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>The meaning in which a word or expression is understood, or generally received; <as>as, term is to be used according to its usual <ex>acceptation</ex></as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>My words, in common <qex>acceptation</qex>,<br/
+Could never give this provocation.</q> <rj><qau>Gay.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cept"ed*ly</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>adv.</pos> <def>In a accepted manner; admittedly.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cept"er</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>A person who accepts; a taker.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A respecter; a viewer with partiality.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>God is no <qex>accepter</qex> of persons.</q> <rj><qau>Chillingworth.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <fld>(Law)</fld> <def>An acceptor.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cep`ti*la"tion</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>acceptilatio</ets> entry of a debt collected, acquittance, fr. p. p. of <ets>accipere</ets> (cf. <er>Accept</er>) + <ets>latio</ets> a carrying, fr. <ets>latus</ets>, p. p. of <ets>ferre</ets> to carry: cf. F. <ets>acceptilation</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Civil Law)</fld> <def>Gratuitous discharge; a release from debt or obligation without payment; free remission.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cep"tion</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>acceptio</ets> a receiving, accepting: cf. F. <ets>acception</ets>.]</ety> <def>Acceptation; the received meaning.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Here the word \'bdbaron\'b8 is not to be taken in that restrictive sense to which the modern <qex>acception</qex> hath confined it.</q> <rj><qau>Fuller.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><mcol><col><b>Acception of persons</b></col> or <col><b>faces</b></col></mcol> <fld>(Eccl.)</fld>, <cd>favoritism; partiality.</cd> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Wyclif.</au></rj></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cept"ive</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Fit for acceptance.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Ready to accept.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>B. Jonson.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cept"or</hw> <pr>(#; 277)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L.]</ety> <def>One who accepts</def>; <specif>specifically</specif> <fld>(Law & Com.)</fld>, <def>one who accepts an order or a bill of exchange; a drawee after he has accepted.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cess"</hw> <pr>(#; 277)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[F. <ets>acc\'8as</ets>, L. <ets>accessus</ets>, fr. <ets>accedere</ets>. See <er>Accede</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>A coming to, or near approach; admittance; admission; accessibility; <as>as, to gain <ex>access</ex> to a prince</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>I did repel his letters, and denied<br/
+His <qex>access</qex> to me.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>The means, place, or way by which a thing may be approached; passage way; <as>as, the <ex>access</ex> is by a neck of land</as>.</def> \'bdAll <xex>access</xex> was thronged.\'b8 <rj><au>Milton.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>Admission to sexual intercourse.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>During coverture, <qex>access</qex> of the husband shall be presumed, unless the contrary be shown.</q> <rj><qau>Blackstone.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>Increase by something added; addition; <as>as, an <ex>access</ex> of territory</as>. [In this sense <xex>accession</xex> is more generally used.]</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>I, from the influence of thy looks, receive<br/
+<qex>Access</qex> in every virtue.</q> <rj><qau>Milton.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>5.</sn> <def>An onset, attack, or fit of disease.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The first <qex>access</qex> looked like an apoplexy.</q> <rj><qau>Burnet.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>6.</sn> <def>A paroxysm; a fit of passion; an outburst; <as>as, an <ex>access</ex> of fury</as>.</def> <mark>[A Gallicism]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*ces"sa*ri*ly</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>adv.</pos> <def>In the manner of an accessary.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*ces"sa*ri*ness</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The state of being accessary.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*ces"sa*ry</hw> <pr>(#; 277)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Accompanying, as a subordinate; additional; accessory; esp., uniting in, or contributing to, a crime, but not as chief actor. See <er>Accessory</er>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>To both their deaths thou shalt be <qex>accessary</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Amongst many secondary and <qex>accessary</qex> causes that support monarchy, these are not of least reckoning.</q> <rj><qau>Milton.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*ces"sa*ry</hw> <pr>(277)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos>; <plu><it>pl.</it> <plw>Accessaries</plw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>.</plu> <ety>[Cf. <er>Accessory</er> and LL. <ets>accessarius</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Law)</fld> <def>One who, not being present, contributes as an assistant or instigator to the commission of an offense.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>Accessary before the fact</b></col> <fld>(Law)</fld>, <cd>one who commands or counsels an offense, not being present at its commission.</cd> -- <col><b>Accessary after the fact</b></col>, <cd>one who, after an offense, assists or shelters the offender, not being present at the commission of the offense.</cd></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><note><hand/ This word, as used in law, is spelt <xex>accessory</xex> by Blackstone and many others; but in this sense is spelt <xex>accessary</xex> by Bouvier, Burrill, Burns, Whishaw, Dane, and the Penny Cyclopedia; while in other senses it is spelt <xex>accessory</xex>. In recent text-books on criminal law the distinction is not preserved, the spelling being either <xex>accessary</xex> or <xex>accessory</xex>.</note><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cess`i*bil"i*ty</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>accessibilitas</ets>: cf. F. <ets>accessibilit\'82</ets>.]</ety> <def>The quality of being accessible, or of admitting approach; receptibility.</def> <rj><au>Langhorne.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cess"i*ble</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>accessibilis</ets>, fr. <ets>accedere</ets>: cf. F. <ets>accessible</ets>. See <er>Accede</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Easy of access or approach; approachable; <as>as, an <ex>accessible</ex> town or mountain, an <ex>accessible</ex> person</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Open to the influence of; -- with <xex>to</xex>.</def> \'bdMinds <xex>accessible</xex> to reason.\'b8 <rj><au>Macaulay.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>Obtainable; to be got at.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The best information . . . at present <qex>accessible</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Macaulay.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cess"i*bly</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>adv.</pos> <def>In an accessible manner.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*ces"sion</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>accessio</ets>, fr. <ets>accedere</ets>: cf. F. <ets>accession</ets>. See <er>Accede</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>A coming to; the act of acceding and becoming joined; <as>as, a king's <ex>accession</ex> to a confederacy</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Increase by something added; that which is added; augmentation from without; <as>as, an <ex>accession</ex> of wealth or territory</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The only <qex>accession</qex> which the Roman empire received was the province of Britain.</q> <rj><qau>Gibbon.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <fld>(Law)</fld> <sd>(a)</sd> <def>A mode of acquiring property, by which the owner of a corporeal substance which receives an addition by growth, or by labor, has a right to the part or thing added, or the improvement (provided the thing is not changed into a different species). Thus, the owner of a cow becomes the owner of her calf.</def> <sd>(b)</sd> <def>The act by which one power becomes party to engagements already in force between other powers.</def> <rj><au>Kent.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>The act of coming to or reaching a throne, an office, or dignity; <as>as, the <ex>accession</ex> of the house of Stuart</as>; -- applied especially to the epoch of a new dynasty.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>5.</sn> <fld>(Med.)</fld> <def>The invasion, approach, or commencement of a disease; a fit or paroxysm.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- Increase; addition; augmentation; enlargement.</syn><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*ces"sion*al</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Pertaining to accession; additional.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark> <rj><au>Sir T. Browne.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*ces"sive</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Additional.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`ces*so"ri*al</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Of or pertaining to an accessory; <as>as, <ex>accessorial</ex> agency, <ex>accessorial</ex> guilt</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*ces"so*ri*ly</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>adv.</pos> <def>In the manner of an accessory; auxiliary.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*ces"so*ri*ness</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The state of being accessory, or connected subordinately.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*ces"so*ry</hw> <pr>(#; 277)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>accessorius</ets>. See <er>Access</er>, and cf. <er>Accessary</er>.]</ety> <def>Accompanying as a subordinate; aiding in a secondary way; additional; connected as an incident or subordinate to a principal; contributing or contributory; said of persons and things, and, when of persons, usually in a bad sense; <as>as, he was <ex>accessory</ex> to the riot; <ex>accessory</ex> sounds in music.</as></def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><note><hand/ Ash accents the antepenult; and this is not only more regular, but preferable, on account of easiness of pronunciation. Most orho\'89pists place the accent on the <xex>first</xex> syllable.</note><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- Accompanying; contributory; auxiliary; subsidiary; subservient; additional; acceding.</syn><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*ces"so*ry</hw>, <pos>n.</pos>; <plu><it>pl.</it> <plw>Accessories</plw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>.</plu> <sn>1.</sn> <def>That which belongs to something else deemed the principal; something additional and subordinate.</def> \'bdThe aspect and <xex>accessories</xex> of a den of banditti.\'b8 <rj><au>Carlyle.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Law)</fld> <def>Same as <er>Accessary</er>, <pos>n.</pos></def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <fld>(Fine Arts)</fld> <def>Anything that enters into a work of art without being indispensably necessary, as mere ornamental parts.</def> <rj><au>Elmes.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- Abettor; accomplice; ally; coadjutor. See <er>Abettor</er>.</syn><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>Ac*ciac`ca*tu"ra</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[It., from <ets>acciaccare</ets> to crush.]</ety> <fld>(Mus.)</fld> <def>A short grace note, one semitone below the note to which it is prefixed; -- used especially in organ music. Now used as equivalent to the short <xex>appoggiatura</xex>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"ci*dence</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[A corruption of Eng. <ets>accidents</ets>, pl. of <ets>accident</ets>. See <er>Accident</er>, 2.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>The accidents, of inflections of words; the rudiments of grammar.</def> <rj><au>Milton.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>The rudiments of any subject.</def> <rj><au>Lowell.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"ci*dent</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[F. <ets>accident</ets>, fr. L. <ets>accidens</ets>, <ets>-dentis</ets>, p. pr. of <ets>accidere</ets> to happen; <ets>ad</ets> + <ets>cadere</ets> to fall. See <er>Cadence</er>, <er>Case</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Literally, a befalling; an event that takes place without one's foresight or expectation; an undesigned, sudden, and unexpected event; chance; contingency; often, an undesigned and unforeseen occurrence of an afflictive or unfortunate character; a casualty; a mishap; <as>as, to die by an <ex>accident</ex></as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Of moving <qex>accidents</qex> by flood and field.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Thou cam'st not to thy place by <qex>accident</qex>:<br/
+It is the very place God meant for thee.</q> <rj><qau>Trench.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Gram.)</fld> <def>A property attached to a word, but not essential to it, as gender, number, case.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <fld>(Her.)</fld> <def>A point or mark which may be retained or omitted in a coat of arms.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>4.</sn> <fld>(Log.)</fld> <sd>(a)</sd> <def>A property or quality of a thing which is not essential to it, as <xex>whiteness</xex> in paper; an attribute.</def> <sd>(b)</sd> <def>A quality or attribute in distinction from the substance, as <xex>sweetness</xex>, <xex>softness</xex>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>5.</sn> <def>Any accidental property, fact, or relation; an accidental or nonessential; <as>as, beauty is an <ex>accident</ex></as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>This <qex>accident</qex>, as I call it, of Athens being situated some miles from the sea.</q> <rj><qau>J. P. Mahaffy.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>6.</sn> <def>Unusual appearance or effect.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Chaucer.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><note><hand/ <xex>Accident</xex>, in <xex>Law</xex>, is equivalent to <xex>casus</xex>, or such unforeseen, extraordinary, extraneous interference as is out of the range of ordinary calculation.</note><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`ci*den"tal</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Cf. F. <ets>accidentel</ets>, earlier <ets>accidental</ets>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Happening by chance, or unexpectedly; taking place not according to the usual course of things; casual; fortuitous; <as>as, an <ex>accidental</ex> visit</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Nonessential; not necessary belonging; incidental; <as>as, are <ex>accidental</ex> to a play</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>Accidental chords</b></col> <fld>(Mus.)</fld>, <cd>those which contain one or more tones foreign to their proper harmony.</cd> -- <col><b>Accidental colors</b></col> <fld>(Opt.)</fld>, <cd>colors depending on the hypersensibility of the retina of the eye for complementary colors. They are purely subjective sensations of color which often result from the contemplation of actually colored bodies.</cd> -- <col><b>Accidental point</b></col> <fld>(Persp.)</fld>, <cd>the point in which a right line, drawn from the eye, parallel to a given right line, cuts the perspective plane; so called to distinguish it from the principal point, or point of view, where a line drawn from the eye perpendicular to the perspective plane meets this plane.</cd> -- <col><b>Accidental lights</b></col> <fld>(Paint.)</fld>, <cd>secondary lights; effects of light other than ordinary daylight, such as the rays of the sun darting through a cloud, or between the leaves of trees; the effect of moonlight, candlelight, or burning bodies.</cd> <rj><au>Fairholt.</au></rj></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- Casual; fortuitous; contingent; occasional; adventitious.</syn> <usage> -- <er>Accidental</er>, <er>Incidental</er>, <er>Casual</er>, <er>Fortuitous</er>, <er>Contingent</er>. We speak of a thing as <xex>accidental</xex> when it falls out as by chance, and not in the regular course of things; <as>as, an <ex>accidental</ex> meeting, an <ex>accidental</ex> advantage, etc.</as> We call a thing <xex>incidental</xex> when it falls, as it were, <xex>into</xex> some regular course of things, but is secondary, and forms no essential part thereof; <as>as, an <ex>incremental</ex> remark, an <ex>incidental</ex> evil, an <ex>incidental</ex> benefit</as>. We speak of a thing as <xex>casual</xex>, when it falls out or happens, as it were, by mere chance, without being prearranged or premeditated; <as>as, a <ex>casual</ex> remark or encounter; a <xex>casual</xex> observer</as>. An idea of the unimportant is attached to what is <xex>casual</xex>. <xex>Fortuitous</xex> is applied to what occurs without any known cause, and in opposition to what has been foreseen; <as>as, a <ex>fortuitous</ex> concourse of atoms</as>. We call a thing <xex>contingent</xex> when it is such that, considered in itself, it may or may not happen, but is dependent for its existence on something else; <as>as, the time of my coming will be <ex>contingent</ex> on intelligence yet to be received</as>.</usage><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`ci*den"tal</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>A property which is not essential; a nonessential; anything happening accidentally.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>He conceived it just that <qex>accidentals</qex> . . . should sink with the substance of the accusation.</q> <rj><qau>Fuller.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <pluf>pl.</pluf> <fld>(Paint.)</fld> <def>Those fortuitous effects produced by luminous rays falling on certain objects so that some parts stand forth in abnormal brightness and other parts are cast into a deep shadow.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <fld>(Mus.)</fld> <def>A sharp, flat, or natural, occurring not at the commencement of a piece of music as the signature, but before a particular note.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`ci*den"tal*ism</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Accidental character or effect.</def> <rj><au>Ruskin.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`ci*den*tal"i*ty</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The quality of being accidental; accidentalness.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark> <rj><au>Coleridge.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`ci*den"tal*ly</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>adv.</pos> <def>In an accidental manner; unexpectedly; by chance; unintentionally; casually; fortuitously; not essentially.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`ci*den"tal*ness</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The quality of being accidental; casualness.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"ci*die</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[OF. <ets>accide</ets>, <ets>accidie</ets>, LL. <ets>accidia</ets>, <ets>acedia</ets>, fr. Gr. <?/; <grk>'a</grk> priv. + <?/ care.]</ety> <def>Sloth; torpor.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> \'bdThe sin of <xex>accidie</xex>.\'b8 <rj><au>Chaucer.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`ci*pen"ser</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>See <er>Acipenser</er>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cip"i*ent</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>accipiens</ets>, p. pr. of <ets>accipere</ets>. See <er>Accept</er>.]</ety> <def>A receiver.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark> <rj><au>Bailey</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>Ac*cip"i*ter</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos>; <plu><it>pl.</it> E. <plw>Accipiters</plw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>. L. <plw>Accipitres</plw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>.</plu> <ety>[L., hawk.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>A genus of rapacious birds; one of the Accipitres or Raptores.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Surg.)</fld> <def>A bandage applied over the nose, resembling the claw of a hawk.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cip"i*tral</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Pertaining to, or of the nature of, a falcon or hawk; hawklike.</def> <rj><au>Lowell.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>Ac*cip"i*tres</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n. pl.</pos> <ety>[L., hawks.]</ety> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>The order that includes rapacious birds. They have a hooked bill, and sharp, strongly curved talons. There are three families, represented by the vultures, the falcons or hawks, and the owls.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Accipitridae</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fr>1</fr> <def>a family of birds consisting of the hawks; -- this family includes the Old World vultures; kites; harriers; and eagles.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> family <fam>Accipitridae</fam>.</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Accipitriformes</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fr>1</fr> <def>in some classifications an alternative name for the <ord>Falconiformes</ord>.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> order <ord>Accipitriformes</ord>.</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cip"i*trine</hw> <pr>(#; 277)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Cf. F. <ets>accipitrin</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>Like or belonging to the Accipitres; raptorial; hawklike.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>Ac*cis"mus</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[NL., fr. Gr. <?/.]</ety> <fld>(Rhet.)</fld> <def>Affected refusal; coyness.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cite"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>accitus</ets>, p. p. of <ets>accire</ets>, <ets>accere</ets>, to call for; <ets>ad</ets> + <ets>ciere</ets> to move, call. See <er>Cite</er>.]</ety> <def>To cite; to summon.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Our heralds now <qex>accited</qex> all that were<br/
+Endamaged by the Elians.</q> <rj><qau>Chapman.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*claim"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>acclamare</ets>; <ets>ad</ets> + <ets>clamare</ets> to cry out. See <er>Claim</er>, <er>Clamor</er>.]</ety> <mark>[R.]</mark> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To applaud.</def> \'bdA glad <xex>acclaiming</xex> train.\'b8 <rj><au>Thomson.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To declare by acclamations.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>While the shouting crowd<br/
+<qex>Acclaims</qex> thee king of traitors.</q> <rj><qau>Smollett.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>To shout; <as>as, to <ex>acclaim</ex> my joy</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*claim"</hw>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <def>To shout applause.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*claim"</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Acclamation.</def> <mark>[Poetic]</mark> <rj><au>Milton.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*claim"er</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>One who acclaims.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`cla*ma"tion</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>acclamatio</ets>: cf. F. <ets>acclamation</ets>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>A shout of approbation, favor, or assent; eager expression of approval; loud applause.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>On such a day, a holiday having been voted by <qex>acclamation</qex>, an ordinary walk would not satisfy the children.</q> <rj><qau>Southey.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Antiq.)</fld> <def>A representation, in sculpture or on medals, of people expressing joy.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>In parliamentary usage, the act or method of voting orally and by groups rather than by ballot, esp. in elections;</def> <specif>specif.</specif> <fld>(R. C. Ch.)</fld>, <def>the election of a pope or other ecclesiastic by unanimous consent of the electors, without a ballot.</def><br/
+[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>Acclamation medals</b></col> <cd>are those on which laudatory acclamations are recorded.</cd> <rj><au>Elmes.</au></rj>
+</cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*clam"a*to*ry</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Pertaining to, or expressing approval by, acclamation.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cli"ma*ta*ble</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Capable of being acclimated.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cli`ma*ta"tion</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Cf. F. <ets>acclimation</ets>. See <er>Acclimate</er>.]</ety> <def>Acclimatization.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cli"mate</hw> <pr>(#; 277)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Acclimated</conjf> <pr>(<?/)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Acclimating</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[F. <ets>acclimater</ets>; <ets>\'85</ets> (l. <ets>ad</ets>) + <ets>climat</ets> climate. See <er>Climate</er>.]</ety> <def>To habituate to a climate not native; to acclimatize.</def> <rj><au>J. H. Newman.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cli"mate*ment</hw> <pr>(-m<eit/nt)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Acclimation.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`cli*ma"tion</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The process of becoming, or the state of being, acclimated, or habituated to a new climate; acclimatization.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cli"ma*ti`za*ble</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Capable of being acclimatized.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><-- p. 12 --></p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cli"ma*ti*za"tion</hw> <pr>(<acr/k`kl<imac/"m<adot/*t<icr/*z<amac/"sh<ucr/n)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The act of acclimatizing; the process of inuring to a new climate, or the state of being so inured.</def> <rj><au>Darwin.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cli"ma*tize</hw> <pr>(<acr/k`kl<imac/"m<adot/*t<imac/z)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Acclimatized</conjf> <pr>(<acr/k`kl<imac/"m<adot/*t<imac/zd)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Acclimatizing</conjf> <pr>(<acr/k`kl<imac/"m<adot/*t<imac/`z<icr/ng)</pr>.]</vmorph> <def>To inure or habituate to a climate different from that which is natural; to adapt to the peculiarities of a foreign or strange climate; said of man, the inferior animals, or plants.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cli"ma*ture</hw> <pr>(<acr/k`kl<imac/"m<adot/*t<usl/r; 135)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The act of acclimating, or the state of being acclimated.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark> <rj><au>Caldwell.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*clive"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Acclivous.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cliv"i*tous</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Acclivous.</def> <rj><au>I. Taylor.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cliv"i*ty</hw>, <pos>n.</pos>; <plu><it>pl.</it> <plw>Acclivities</plw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>.</plu> <ety>[L. <ets>acclivitas</ets>, fr. <ets>acclivis</ets>, <ets>acclivus</ets>, ascending; <ets>ad</ets> + <ets>clivus</ets> a hill, slope, fr. root <ets>kli</ets> to lean. See <er>Lean</er>.]</ety> <def>A slope or inclination of the earth, as the side of a hill, considered as <xex>ascending</xex>, in opposition to <xex>declivity</xex>, or <xex>descending</xex>; an upward slope; ascent.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cli"vous</hw> <pr>(#; 277)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>acclivis</ets> and <ets>acclivus</ets>.]</ety> <def>Sloping upward; rising as a hillside; -- opposed to <ant>declivous</ant>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cloy"</hw> <pr>(<acr/k*kloi")</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <ety>[OF. <ets>encloyer</ets>, <ets>encloer</ets>, F. <ets>enclouer</ets>, to drive in a nail, fr. L. <ets>in</ets> + <ets>clavus</ets> nail.]</ety> <def>To fill to satiety; to stuff full; to clog; to overload; to burden. See <er>Cloy</er>.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Chaucer.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*coast"</hw> <pr>(<acr/k*k<omac/st")</pr>, <pos>v. t. & i.</pos> <ety>[See <er>Accost</er>, <er>Coast</er>.]</ety> <def>To lie or sail along the coast or side of; to accost.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Whether high towering or <qex>accoasting</qex> low.</q> <rj><qau>Spenser.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*coil"</hw> <pr>(<acr/k*koil")</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <ety>[OE. <ets>acoillir</ets> to receive, F. <ets>accueillir</ets>; L. <ets>ad</ets> + <ets>colligere</ets> to collect. See <er>Coil</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To gather together; to collect.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Spenser.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Naut.)</fld> <def>To coil together.</def> <rj><au>Ham. Nav. Encyc.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`co*lade"</hw> <pr>(<acr/k`k<osl/*l<amac/d" <it>or</it> <acr/k`k<osl/*l<adot/d"; 277)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[F. <ets>accolade</ets>, It. <ets>accolata</ets>, fr. <ets>accollare</ets> to embrace; L. <ets>ad</ets> + <ets>collum</ets> neck.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>A ceremony formerly used in conferring knighthood, consisting of an embrace, and a slight blow on the shoulders with the flat blade of a sword.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Mus.)</fld> <def>A brace used to join two or more staves.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*com*bi*na"tion</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>ad</ets> + E. <ets>combination</ets>.]</ety> <def>A combining together.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*com"mo*da*ble</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Cf. F. <ets>accommodable</ets>.]</ety> <def>That may be accommodated, fitted, or made to agree.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark> <rj><au>I. Watts.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*com"mo*dable*ness</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The quality or condition of being accommodable.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark> <rj><au>Todd.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*com"mo*date</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Accommodated</conjf> <pr>(<?/)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Accommodating</conjf> <pr>(<?/)</pr>.]</vmorph> <ety>[L. <ets>accommodatus</ets>, p. p. of <ets>accommodare</ets>; <ets>ad</ets> + <ets>commodare</ets> to make fit, help; <ets>con-</ets> + <ets>modus</ets> measure, proportion. See <er>Mode</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To render fit, suitable, or correspondent; to adapt; to conform; <as>as, to <ex>accommodate</ex> ourselves to circumstances</as>.</def> \'bdThey <xex>accommodate</xex> their counsels to his inclination.\'b8 <rj><au>Addison.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To bring into agreement or harmony; to reconcile; to compose; to adjust; to settle; <as>as, to <ex>accommodate</ex> differences, a dispute, etc.</as></def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>To furnish with something desired, needed, or convenient; to favor; to oblige; <as>as, to <ex>accommodate</ex> a friend with a loan or with lodgings</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>To show the correspondence of; to apply or make suit by analogy; to adapt or fit, as teachings to accidental circumstances, statements to facts, etc.; <as>as, to <ex>accommodate</ex> prophecy to events</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- To suit; adapt; conform; adjust; arrange.</syn><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*com"mo*date</hw>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <def>To adapt one's self; to be conformable or adapted.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark> <rj><au>Boyle.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*com"mo*date</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>accommodatus</ets>, p. p. of <ets>accommodare</ets>.]</ety> <def>Suitable; fit; adapted; <as>as, means <ex>accommodate</ex> to end</as>.</def> <mark>[Archaic]</mark> <rj><au>Tillotson.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*com"mo*date*ly</hw>, <pos>adv.</pos> <def>Suitably; fitly.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*com"mo*date*ness</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Fitness.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*com"mo*da`ting</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Affording, or disposed to afford, accommodation; obliging; as an <xex>accommodating</xex> man, spirit, arrangement.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*com`mo*da"tion</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>accommodatio</ets>, fr. <ets>accommodare</ets>: cf. F. <ets>accommodation</ets>.]</ety><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>1.</sn> <def>The act of fitting or adapting, or the state of being fitted or adapted; adaptation; adjustment; -- followed by <xex>to</xex>.</def> \'bdThe organization of the body with <xex>accommodation</xex> to its functions.\'b8 <rj><au>Sir M. Hale.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Willingness to accommodate; obligingness.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>Whatever supplies a want or affords ease, refreshment, or convenience; anything furnished which is desired or needful; -- often in the plural; <as>as, the <ex>accommodations</ex> -- that is, lodgings and food -- at an inn</as>.</def> <rj><qau>Sir W. Scott.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>An adjustment of differences; state of agreement; reconciliation; settlement.</def> \'bdTo come to terms of <xex>accommodation</xex>.\'b8 <rj><au>Macaulay.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>5.</sn> <def>The application of a writer's language, on the ground of analogy, to something not originally referred to or intended.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Many of those quotations from the Old Testament were probably intended as nothing more than <qex>accommodations</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Paley.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>6.</sn> <fld>(Com.)</fld> <sd>(a)</sd> <def>A loan of money.</def> <sd>(b)</sd> <def>An accommodation bill or note.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><mcol><col><b>Accommodation bill</b></col>, or <col><b>note</b></col></mcol> <fld>(Com.)</fld>, <cd>a bill of exchange which a person accepts, or a note which a person makes and delivers to another, not upon a consideration received, but for the purpose of raising money on credit.</cd> -- <mcol><col><b>Accommodation coach</b></col>, or <col><b>train</b></col></mcol>, <cd>one running at moderate speed and stopping at all or nearly all stations.</cd> -- <col><b>Accommodation ladder</b></col> <fld>(Naut.)</fld>, <cd>a light ladder hung over the side of a ship at the gangway, useful in ascending from, or descending to, small boats.</cd></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*com"mo*da`tor</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>He who, or that which, accommodates.</def> <rj><au>Warburton.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*com"pa*na*ble</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Sociable.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Sir P. Sidney.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>accompanied</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>having companions or an escort</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> accompanied (vs. un), attended</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*com"pa*ni*er</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>He who, or that which, accompanies.</def> <rj><au>Lamb.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*com"pa*ni*ment</hw> <pr>(-m<eit/nt)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[F. <ets>accompagnement</ets>.]</ety> <def>That which accompanies; something that attends as a circumstance, or which is added to give greater completeness to the principal thing, or by way of ornament, or for the sake of symmetry.</def> <specif>Specifically:</specif> <fld>(Mus.)</fld> <def>A part performed by instruments, accompanying another part or parts performed by voices; the subordinate part, or parts, accompanying the voice or a principal instrument; also, the harmony of a figured bass.</def> <rj><au>P. Cyc.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*com"pa*nist</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The performer in music who takes the accompanying part.</def> <rj><au>Busby.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*com"pa*ny</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Accompanied</conjf> <pr>(<?/)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Accompanying</conjf> <pr>(<?/)</pr>]</vmorph> <ety>[OF. <ets>aacompaignier</ets>, F. <ets>accompagner</ets>, to associate with, fr. OF. <ets>compaign</ets>, <ets>compain</ets>, companion. See <er>Company</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To go with or attend as a companion or associate; to keep company with; to go along with; -- followed by <xex>with</xex> or <xex>by</xex>; <as>as, he <ex>accompanied</ex> his speech with a bow</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The Persian dames, . . . <br/
+In sumptuous cars, <qex>accompanied</qex> his march.</q> <rj><qau>Glover.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>They are never alone that are <qex>accompanied</qex> with noble thoughts.</q> <rj><qau>Sir P. Sidney.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>He was <qex>accompanied</qex> by two carts filled with wounded rebels.</q> <rj><qau>Macaulay.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To cohabit with.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Sir T. Herbert.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- To attend; escort; go with.</syn> <usage> -- To <er>Accompany</er>, <er>Attend</er>, <er>Escort</er>. We <xex>accompany</xex> those with whom we go as companions. The word imports an <xex>equality</xex> of station. We <xex>attend</xex> those whom we wait upon or follow. The word conveys an idea of <xex>subordination</xex>. We <xex>escort</xex> those whom we attend with a view to guard and protect. A gentleman <xex>accompanies</xex> a friend to some public place; he <xex>attends</xex> or <xex>escorts</xex> a lady.</usage><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*com"pa*ny</hw>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To associate in a company; to keep company.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Bacon.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Men say that they will drive away one another, . . . and not <qex>accompany</qex> together.</q> <rj><qau>Holland.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To cohabit (with).</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Milton.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <fld>(Mus.)</fld> <def>To perform an accompanying part or parts in a composition.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>accompanyist</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>a person who provides musical accompaniment (usually on a piano).</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> accompanist</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*com"ple*tive</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>ad</ets> + <ets>complere</ets>, <ets>completum</ets>, to fill up.]</ety> <def>Tending to accomplish.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*com"plice</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Ac- (perh. for the article a or for L. ad) + E. complice. See <er>Complice</er>.]</ety><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>1.</sn> <def>A cooperator.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Success unto our valiant general,<br/
+And happiness to his <qex>accomplices</qex>!</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Law)</fld> <def>An associate in the commission of a crime; a participator in an offense, whether a principal or an accessory.</def> \'bdAnd thou, the cursed <xex>accomplice</xex> of his treason.\'b8 <au>Johnson.</au> <note>It is followed by <xex>with</xex> or <xex>of</xex> before a person and by <xex>in</xex> (or sometimes <xex>of</xex>) before the crime; <as>as, A was an <ex>accomplice</ex> with B in the murder of C</as>. Dryden uses it with <xex>to</xex> before a thing. \'bdSuspected for <xex>accomplice</xex> to the fire.\'b8 <rj><au>Dryden.</au></rj>
+</note><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- Abettor; accessory; assistant; associate; confederate; coadjutor; ally; promoter. See <er>Abettor</er>.</syn><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*com"plice*ship</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The state of being an accomplice.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark> <rj><au>Sir H. Taylor.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`com*plic"i*ty</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The act or state of being an accomplice.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*com"plish</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Accomplished</conjf> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Accomplishing</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[OE. <ets>acomplissen</ets>, OF. <ets>accomplir</ets>, F. <ets>accomplir</ets>; L. <ets>ad</ets> + <ets>complere</ets> to fill up, complete. See <er>Complete</er>, <er>Finish</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To complete, as time or distance.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>That He would <qex>accomplish</qex> seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.</q> <rj><qau>Dan. ix. 2.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>He had <qex>accomplished</qex> half a league or more.</q> <rj><qau>Prescott.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To bring to an issue of full success; to effect; to perform; to execute fully; to fulfill; <as>as, to <ex>accomplish</ex> a design, an object, a promise</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>This that is written must yet be <qex>accomplished</qex> in me.</q> <rj><qau>Luke xxii. 37.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>To equip or furnish thoroughly; hence, to complete in acquirements; to render accomplished; to polish.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The armorers <qex>accomplishing</qex> the knights.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>It [the moon] is fully <qex>accomplished</qex> for all those ends to which Providence did appoint it.</q> <rj><qau>Wilkins.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>These qualities . . . go to <qex>accomplish</qex> a perfect woman.</q> <rj><qau>Cowden Clarke.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>To gain; to obtain.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- To do; perform; fulfill; realize; effect; effectuate; complete; consummate; execute; achieve; perfect; equip; furnish.</syn> -- <usage>To <er>Accomplish</er>, <er>Effect</er>, <er>Execute</er>, <er>Achieve</er>, <er>Perform</er>. These words agree in the general idea of carrying out to some end proposed. To <xex>accomplish</xex> (to fill up to the measure of the intention) generally implies perseverance and skill; as, to <xex>accomplish</xex> a plan proposed by one's self, an object, a design, an undertaking. \'bdThou shalt <xex>accomplish</xex> my desire.\'b8 <rj><au>1 Kings v. 9.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>He . . . expressed his desire to see a union <qex>accomplished</qex> between England and Scotland.</q> <rj><qau>Macaulay.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>To <xex>effect</xex> (to work out) is much like <xex>accomplish</xex>. It usually implies some degree of difficulty contended with; as, he <xex>effected</xex> or <xex>accomplished</xex> what he intended, his purpose, but little. \'bdWhat he decreed, he <xex>effected</xex>.\'b8 <rj><au>Milton.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>To work in close design by fraud or guile<br/
+What force <qex>effected</qex> not.</q> <rj><qau>Milton.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>To <xex>execute</xex> (to follow out to the end, to carry out, or into effect) implies a set mode of operation; as, to <xex>execute</xex> the laws or the orders of another; to <xex>execute</xex> a work, a purpose, design, plan, project. To <xex>perform</xex> is much like to <xex>do</xex>, though less generally applied. It conveys a notion of protracted and methodical effort; as, to <xex>perform</xex> a mission, a part, a task, a work. \'bdThou canst best <xex>perform</xex> that office.\'b8 <rj><au>Milton.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The Saints, like stars, around his seat<br/
+<qex>Perform</qex> their courses still.</q> <rj><qau>Keble.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>To <xex>achieve</xex> (to come to the end or arrive at one's purpose) usually implies some enterprise or undertaking of importance, difficulty, and excellence.</usage><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*com"plish*a*ble</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Capable of being accomplished; practicable.</def> <rj><au>Carlyle.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*com"plished</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Completed; effected; established; <as>as, an <ex>accomplished</ex> fact</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Complete in acquirements as the result usually of training; -- commonly in a good sense; <as>as, an <ex>accomplished</ex> scholar, an <ex>accomplished</ex> villain</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>They . . . show themselves <qex>accomplished</qex> bees.</q> <rj><qau>Holland.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Daughter of God and man, <qex>accomplished</qex> Eve.</q> <rj><qau>Milton.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*com"plish*er</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>One who accomplishes.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*com"plish*ment</hw> <pr>(-m<eit/nt)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[F. <ets>accomplissement</ets>, fr. <ets>accomplir</ets>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>The act of accomplishing; entire performance; completion; fulfillment; <as>as, the <ex>accomplishment</ex> of an enterprise, of a prophecy, etc.</as></def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>That which completes, perfects, or equips thoroughly; acquirement; attainment; that which constitutes excellence of mind, or elegance of manners, acquired by education or training.</def> \'bdMy new <xex>accomplishment</xex> of dancing.\'b8 <au>Churchill.</au> \'bd<xex>Accomplishments</xex> befitting a station.\'b8 <au>Thackeray.</au><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q><qex>Accomplishments</qex> have taken virtue's place,<br/
+And wisdom falls before exterior grace.</q> <rj><qau>Cowper.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*compt"</hw> <pr>(#; <it>formerly</it> #)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>See <er>Account</er>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><note><hand/ <xex>Accompt</xex>, <xex>accomptant</xex>, etc., are archaic forms.</note><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*compt"a*ble</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>See <er>Accountable</er>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*compt"ant</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>See <er>Accountant</er>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cord"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[OE. <ets>acord</ets>, <ets>accord</ets>, OF. <ets>acort</ets>, <ets>acorde</ets>, F. <ets>accord</ets>, fr. OF. <ets>acorder</ets>, F. <ets>accorder</ets>. See <er>Accord</er>, <pos>v. t.</pos>]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Agreement or concurrence of opinion, will, or action; harmony of mind; consent; assent.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>A mediator of an <qex>accord</qex> and peace between them.</q> <rj><qau>Bacon.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>These all continued with one <qex>accord</qex> in prayer.</q> <rj><qau>Acts i. 14.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Harmony of sounds; agreement in pitch and tone; concord; <as>as, the <ex>accord</ex> of tones</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Those sweet <qex>accords</qex> are even the angels' lays.</q> <rj><au>Sir J. Davies.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>Agreement, harmony, or just correspondence of things; <as>as, the <ex>accord</ex> of light and shade in painting</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>Voluntary or spontaneous motion or impulse to act; -- preceded by <xex>own</xex>; <as>as, of one's own <ex>accord</ex></as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>That which groweth of its own <qex>accord</qex> of thy harvest thou shalt not reap.</q> <rj><qau>Lev. xxv. 5.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Of his own <qex>accord</qex> he went unto you.</q> <rj><qau>2 Cor. vii. 17.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>5.</sn> <fld>(Law)</fld> <def>An agreement between parties in controversy, by which satisfaction for an injury is stipulated, and which, when executed, bars a suit.</def> <rj><au>Blackstone.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>With one accord</b></col>, <cd>with unanimity.</cd></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>They rushed <qex>with one accord</qex> into the theater.</q> <rj><qau>Acts xix. 29.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cord"</hw>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Accorded</conjf>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>According</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[OE. <ets>acorden</ets>, <ets>accorden</ets>, OF. <ets>acorder</ets>, F. <ets>accorder</ets>, fr. LL. <ets>accordare</ets>; L. <ets>ad</ets> + <ets>cor</ets>, <ets>cordis</ets>, heart. Cf. <er>Concord</er>, <er>Discord</er>, and see <er>Heart</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To make to agree or correspond; to suit one thing to another; to adjust; -- followed by <xex>to</xex>.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Her hands <qex>accorded</qex> the lute's music to the voice.</q> <rj><qau>Sidney.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To bring to an agreement, as persons; to reconcile; to settle, adjust, harmonize, or compose, as things; <as>as, to <ex>accord</ex> suits or controversies</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>When they were <qex>accorded</qex> from the fray.</q> <rj><qau>Spenser.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>All which particulars, being confessedly knotty and difficult can never be <qex>accorded</qex> but by a competent stock of critical learning.</q> <rj><qau>South.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>To grant as suitable or proper; to concede; to award; <as>as, to <ex>accord</ex> to one due praise</as>.</def> \'bd<xex>According</xex> his desire.\'b8 <rj><au>Spenser.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cord"</hw>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To agree; to correspond; to be in harmony; -- followed by <xex>with</xex>, formerly also by <xex>to</xex>; <as>as, his disposition <ex>accords</ex> with his looks</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>My heart <qex>accordeth</qex> with my tongue.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Thy actions to thy words <qex>accord</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Milton.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To agree in pitch and tone.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cord"a*ble</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[OF. <ets>acordable</ets>, F. <ets>accordable</ets>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Agreeing.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Chaucer.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Reconcilable; in accordance.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cord"ance</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[OF. <ets>acordance</ets>.]</ety> <def>Agreement; harmony; conformity.</def> \'bdIn strict <xex>accordance</xex> with the law.\'b8 <rj><au>Macaulay.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- Harmony; unison; coincidence.</syn><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cord"an*cy</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Accordance.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark> <rj><au>Paley.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cord"ant</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[OF. <ets>acordant</ets>, F. <ets>accordant</ets>.]</ety> <def>Agreeing; consonant; harmonious; corresponding; conformable; -- followed by <xex>with</xex> or <xex>to</xex>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Strictly <qex>accordant</qex> with true morality.</q> <rj><qau>Darwin.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>And now his voice <qex>accordant</qex> to the string.</q> <rj><qau>Coldsmith.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cord"ant*ly</hw>, <pos>adv.</pos> <def>In accordance or agreement; agreeably; conformably; -- followed by <xex>with</xex> or <xex>to</xex>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cord"er</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>One who accords, assents, or concedes.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cord"ing</hw>, <pos>p. a.</pos> <def>Agreeing; in agreement or harmony; harmonious.</def> \'bdThis <xex>according</xex> voice of national wisdom.\'b8 <au>Burke.</au> \'bdMind and soul <xex>according</xex> well.\'b8 <rj><au>Tennyson.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q><qex>According to</qex> him, every person was to be bought.</q> <rj><qau>Macaulay.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Our zeal should be <qex>according to</qex> knowledge.</q> <rj><qau>Sprat.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><note><hand/ <xex>According to</xex> has been called a prepositional phrase, but strictly speaking, <xex>according</xex> is a participle in the sense of <xex>agreeing</xex>, <xex>acceding</xex>, and <xex>to</xex> alone is the preposition.</note><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>According as</b></col>, <cd>precisely as; the same as; corresponding to the way in which. <xex>According as</xex> is an adverbial phrase, of which the propriety has been doubted; but good usage sanctions it. See <er>According</er>, <pos>adv.</pos></cd></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Is all things well,<br/
+<qex>According as</qex> I gave directions?</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The land which the Lord will give you <qex>according as</qex> he hath promised.</q> <rj><qau>Ex. xii. 25.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><-- p. 13 --></p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cord"ing</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>adv.</pos> <def>Accordingly; correspondingly.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cord"ing*ly</hw>, <pos>adv.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Agreeably; correspondingly; suitably; in a manner conformable.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Behold, and so proceed <qex>accordingly</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>In natural sequence; consequently; so.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- Consequently; therefore; wherefore; hence; so.</syn> <usage> -- <er>Accordingly</er>, <er>Consequently</er>, indicate a connection between two things, the latter of which is done on account of the former. <xex>Accordingly</xex> marks the connection as one of simple accordance or congruity, leading naturally to the result which followed; as, he was absent when I called, and I <xex>accordingly</xex> left my card; our preparations were all finished, and we <xex>accordingly</xex> set sail. <xex>Consequently</xex> all finished, and we <xex>accordingly</xex> set sail. <xex>Consequently</xex> marks a closer connection, that of logical or causal sequence; <as>as, the papers were not ready, and <ex>consequently</ex> could not be signed</as>.</usage><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cor"di*on</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[See <er>Accord</er>.]</ety> <fld>(Mus.)</fld> <def>A small, portable, keyed wind instrument, whose tones are generated by play of the wind upon free metallic reeds.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cor"di*on*ist</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A player on the accordion.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cord"ment</hw> <pr>(<acr/k*k<ocir/rd"m<eit/nt)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[OF. <ets>acordement</ets>. See <er>Accord</er>, <pos>v.</pos>]</ety> <def>Agreement; reconcilement.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Gower.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cor"po*rate</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>accorporare</ets>; <ets>ad</ets> + <ets>corpus</ets>, <ets>corporis</ets>, body.]</ety> <def>To unite; to attach; to incorporate.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Milton.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cost"</hw> <pr>(#; 115)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Accosted</conjf>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Accosting</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[F. <ets>accoster</ets>, LL. <ets>accostare</ets> to bring side by side; L. <ets>ad</ets> + <ets>costa</ets> rib, side. See <er>Coast</er>, and cf. <er>Accoast</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To join side to side; to border; hence, to sail along the coast or side of.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> \'bdSo much [of Lapland] as <xex>accosts</xex> the sea.\'b8 <rj><au>Fuller.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To approach; to make up to.</def> <mark>[Archaic]</mark> <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>To speak to first; to address; to greet.</def> \'bdHim, Satan thus <xex>accosts</xex>.\'b8 <rj><au>Milton.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cost"</hw>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <def>To adjoin; to lie alongside.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> \'bdThe shores which to the sea <xex>accost</xex>.\'b8 <rj><au>Spenser.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cost"</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Address; greeting.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark> <rj><au>J. Morley.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cost"a*ble</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Cf. F. <ets>accostable</ets>.]</ety> <def>Approachable; affable.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark> <rj><au>Hawthorne.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cost"ed</hw>, <pos>a.</pos> <fld>(Her.)</fld> <def>Supported on both sides by other charges; also, side by side.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>Ac*couche"ment</hw> <pr>(#; 277)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[F., fr. <ets>accoucher</ets> to be delivered of a child, to aid in delivery, OF. <ets>acouchier</ets> orig. to lay down, put to bed, go to bed; L. <ets>ad</ets> + <ets>collocare</ets> to lay, put, place. See <er>Collate</er>.]</ety> <def>Delivery in childbed</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>Ac*cou*cheur"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[F., fr. <ets>accoucher</ets>. See <er>Accouchement</er>.]</ety> <def>A man who assists women in childbirth; a man midwife; an obstetrician.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>Ac*cou*cheuse"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[F.., fem. of <ets>accoucher</ets>.]</ety> <def>A midwife.</def> <mark>[Recent]</mark> <rj><au>Dunglison.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*count"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[OE. <ets>acount</ets>, <ets>account</ets>, <ets>accompt</ets>, OF. <ets>acont</ets>, fr. <ets>aconter</ets>. See <er>Account</er>, <pos>v. t.</pos>, <er>Count</er>, <pos>n.</pos>, 1.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>A reckoning; computation; calculation; enumeration; a record of some reckoning; <as>as, the Julian <ex>account</ex> of time</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>A beggarly <qex>account</qex> of empty boxes.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A registry of pecuniary transactions; a written or printed statement of business dealings or debts and credits, and also of other things subjected to a reckoning or review; <as>as, to keep one's <ex>account</ex> at the bank</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>A statement in general of reasons, causes, grounds, etc., explanatory of some event; <as>as, no satisfactory <ex>account</ex> has been given of these phenomena</as>. Hence, the word is often used simply for <xex>reason</xex>, <xex>ground</xex>, <xex>consideration</xex>, <xex>motive</xex>, etc.; <as>as, on no <ex>account</ex>, on every <ex>account</ex>, on all <ex>accounts</ex></as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>A statement of facts or occurrences; recital of transactions; a relation or narrative; a report; a description; <as>as, an <ex>account</ex> of a battle</as>.</def> \'bdA laudable <xex>account</xex> of the city of London.\'b8 <rj><au>Howell.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>5.</sn> <def>A statement and explanation or vindication of one's conduct with reference to judgment thereon.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Give an <qex>account</qex> of thy stewardship.</q> <rj><qau>Luke xvi. 2.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>6.</sn> <def>An estimate or estimation; valuation; judgment.</def> \'bdTo stand high in your <xex>account</xex>.\'b8 <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>7.</sn> <def>Importance; worth; value; advantage; profit.</def> \'bdMen of <xex>account</xex>.\'b8 <au>Pope.</au> \'bdTo turn to <xex>account</xex>.\'b8 <au>Shak.</au><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>Account current</b></col>, <cd>a running or continued account between two or more parties, or a statement of the particulars of such an account.</cd> -- <col><b>In account with</b></col>, <cd>in a relation requiring an account to be kept.</cd> -- <col><b>On account of</b></col>, <cd>for the sake of; by reason of; because of.</cd> -- <col><b>On one's own account</b></col>, <cd>for one's own interest or behalf.</cd> -- <col><b>To make account</b></col>, <cd>to have an opinion or expectation; to reckon.</cd> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>This other part . . . <qex>makes account</qex> to find no slender arguments for this assertion out of those very scriptures which are commonly urged against it.</q> <rj><qau>Milton.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>-- <col><b>To make account of</b></col>, <cd>to hold in estimation; to esteem; <as>as, he <ex>makes</ex> small <ex>account of</ex> beauty</as>.</cd> -- <mcol><col><b>To take account of</b></col>, or <col><b>to take into account</b></col></mcol>, <cd>to take into consideration; to notice.</cd> \'bd<xex>Of</xex> their doings, God <xex>takes</xex> no <xex>account</xex>.\'b8 <qau>Milton</qau>. -- <col><b>A writ of account</b></col> <fld>(Law)</fld>, <cd>a writ which the plaintiff brings demanding that the defendant shall render his just account, or show good cause to the contrary; -- called also an <altname>action of account</altname>.</cd> <au>Cowell.</au></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- Narrative; narration; relation; recital; description; explanation; rehearsal.</syn> -- <usage><er>Account</er>, <er>Narrative</er>, <er>Narration</er>, <er>Recital</er>. These words are applied to different modes of rehearsing a series of events. <uex>Account</uex> turns attention not so much to the speaker as to the fact related, and more properly applies to the report of some single event, or a group of incidents taken as whole; as, an <uex>account</uex> of a battle, of a shipwreck, etc. A <uex>narrative</uex> is a continuous story of connected incidents, such as one friend might tell to another; as, a <uex>narrative</uex> of the events of a siege, a <uex>narrative</uex> of one's life, etc. <uex>Narration</uex> is usually the same as <uex>narrative</uex>, but is sometimes used to describe the <uex>mode</uex> of relating events; as, his powers of <uex>narration</uex> are uncommonly great. <uex>Recital</uex> denotes a series of events drawn out into minute particulars, usually expressing something which peculiarly interests the feelings of the speaker; as, the <uex>recital</uex> of one's wrongs, disappointments, sufferings, etc.</usage><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*count"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Accounted</conjf>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Accounting</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[OE. <ets>acounten</ets>, <ets>accompten</ets>, OF. <ets>aconter</ets>, <ets><agrave/</ets> (L. <ets>ad</ets>) + <ets>conter</ets> to count. F. <ets>conter</ets> to tell, <ets>compter</ets> to count, L. <ets>computare</ets>. See <er>Count</er>, <pos>v. t.</pos>]</ety><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>1.</sn> <def>To reckon; to compute; to count.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The motion of . . . the sun whereby years are <qex>accounted</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Sir T. Browne.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To place to one's account; to put to the credit of; to assign; -- with <xex>to</xex>.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark> <rj><au>Clarendon.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>To value, estimate, or hold in opinion; to judge or consider; to deem.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q><qex>Accounting</qex> that God was able to raise him up.</q> <rj><qau>Heb. xi. 19.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>To recount; to relate.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Chaucer.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*count"</hw>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To render or receive an account or relation of particulars; <as>as, an officer must <ex>account</ex> with or to the treasurer for money received</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To render an account; to answer in judgment; -- with <xex>for</xex>; <as>as, we must <ex>account</ex> for the use of our opportunities</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>To give a satisfactory reason; to tell the cause of; to explain; -- with <xex>for</xex>; <as>as, idleness <ex>accounts</ex> for poverty</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>To account of</b></col>, <cd>to esteem; to prize; to value. Now used only in the passive.</cd> \'bdI <xex>account of</xex> her beauty.\'b8 <au>Shak.</au></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Newer was preaching more <qex>accounted of</qex> than in the sixteenth century.</q> <rj><qau>Canon Robinson.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*count`a*bil"i*ty</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The state of being accountable; liability to be called on to render an account; the obligation to bear the consequences for failure to perform as expected; accountableness.</def> \'bdThe awful idea of <xex>accountability</xex>.\'b8 <rj><au>R. Hall.</au></rj><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> answerability, answerableness</syn><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*count"a*ble</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Liable to be called on to render an account; answerable; <as>as, every man is <ex>accountable</ex> to God for his conduct</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Capable of being accounted for; explicable.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>True religion . . . intelligible, rational, and <qex>accountable</qex>, -- not a burden but a privilege.</q> <rj><qau>B. Whichcote.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- Amenable; responsible; liable; answerable.</syn><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*count"a*ble ness</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The quality or state of being accountable; accountability.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*count"a*bly</hw>, <pos>adv.</pos> <def>In an accountable manner.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*count"an*cy</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The art or employment of an accountant.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*count"ant</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Cf. F. <ets>accomptant</ets>, OF. <ets>acontant</ets>, p. pr.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>One who renders account; one accountable.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A reckoner.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>One who is skilled in, keeps, or adjusts, accounts; an officer in a public office, who has charge of the accounts.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>Accountatn general</b></col>, <cd>the head or superintending accountant in certain public offices. Also, formerly, an officer in the English court of chancery who received the moneys paid into the court, and deposited them in the Bank of England.</cd></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*count"ant</hw>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Accountable.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*count"ant*ship</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[<ets>Accountant</ets> + <ets>-ship</ets>.]</ety> <def>The office or employment of an accountant.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*count" book`</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>. <def>A book in which accounts are kept.</def> <rj><au>Swift.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cou"ple</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <ety>[OF. <ets>acopler</ets>, F. <ets>accoupler</ets>. See <er>Couple</er>.]</ety> <def>To join; to couple.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The Englishmen <qex>accoupled</qex> themselves with the Frenchmen.</q> <rj><qau>Hall.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cou"ple*ment</hw> <pr>(-k<ucr/p"'l*m<eit/nt)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Cf. F. <ets>accouplement</ets>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>The act of coupling, or the state of being coupled; union.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark> <rj><au>Caxton.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>That which couples, as a tie or brace.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cour"age</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <ety>[OF. <ets>acoragier</ets>; <ets>\'85</ets> (L. <ets>ad</ets>) + <ets>corage</ets>. See <er>Courage</er>.]</ety> <def>To encourage.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*court"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <ety>[<ets>Ac-</ets>, for L. <er>ad</er>. See <er>Court</er>.]</ety> <def>To treat courteously; to court.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Spenser.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><mhw>{ <hw>Ac*cou"ter</hw>, <hw>Ac*cou"tre</hw> }</mhw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Accoutered</conjf> or <conjf>Accoutred</conjf> <pr>(<?/)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Accoutering</conjf> or <conjf>Accoutring</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[F. <ets>accouter</ets>, OF. <ets>accoutrer</ets>, <ets>accoustrer</ets>; <ets>\'85</ets> (L. <ets>ad</ets>) + perh. LL. <ets>custor</ets>, for <ets>custos</ets> guardian, sacristan (cf. <er>Custody</er>), or perh. akin to E. <ets>guilt</ets>.]</ety> <def>To furnish with dress, or equipments, esp. those for military service; to equip; to attire; to array.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Both <qex>accoutered</qex> like young men.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>For this, in rags <qex>accoutered</qex> are they seen.</q> <rj><qau>Dryden.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q><qex>Accoutered</qex> with his burden and his staff.</q> <rj><qau>Wordsworth.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><mhw><hw>accoutered</hw>, <hw>accoutred</hw></mhw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>provided with necessary articles of equipment for a specialized purpose especially military; <as>as, troops <ex>accoutered</ex> for battle</as></def><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>accoutrement</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>an item of clothing that is worn or carried, but not part of one's main clothing.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> accessory, accouterment</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><mhw>{ <hw>Ac*cou"ter*ments</hw>, <hw>Ac*cou"tre*ments</hw> }</mhw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n. pl.</pos> <ety>[F. <ets>accoutrement</ets>, earlier also <ets>accoustrement</ets>, earlier also <ets>accoustrement</ets>. See <er>Accouter</er>.]</ety> <def>Dress; trappings; equipment; specifically, the devices and equipments worn by soldiers.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>How gay with all the <qex>accouterments</qex> of war!</q><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*coy"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <ety>[OF. <ets>acoyer</ets>; <ets>ac-</ets>, for L. <ets>ad</ets>. See <er>Coy</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To render quiet; to soothe.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Chaucer.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To subdue; to tame; to daunt.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Then is your careless courage <qex>accoyed</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Spenser.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Accra</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>the capital city of Ghana.</def><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cred"it</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Accredited</conjf>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Accrediting</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[F. <ets>accr\'82diter</ets>; <ets>\'85</ets> (L. <ets>ad</ets>) + cr\'82dit credit. See <er>Credit</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To put or bring into credit; to invest with credit or authority; to sanction.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>His censure will . . . <qex>accredit</qex> his praises.</q> <rj><qau>Cowper.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>These reasons . . . which <qex>accredit</qex> and fortify mine opinion.</q> <rj><qau>Shelton.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To send with letters credential, as an ambassador, envoy, or diplomatic agent; to authorize, as a messenger or delegate.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Beton . . . was <qex>accredited</qex> to the Court of France.</q> <rj><qau>Froude.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>To believe; to credit; to put trust in.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The version of early Roman history which was <qex>accredited</qex> in the fifth century.</q> <rj><qau>Sir G. C. Lewis.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>He <qex>accredited</qex> and repeated stories of apparitions and witchcraft.</q> <rj><qau>Southey.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>To credit; to vouch for or consider (some one) as doing something, or (something) as belonging to some one.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><mcol><col><b>To accredit</b></col> (one) <col><b>with</b></col> (something)</mcol>, <cd>to attribute something to him; <as>as, Mr. Clay was <ex>accredited with</ex> these views; they <ex>accredit</ex> him <ex>with</ex> a wise saying</as>.</cd></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cred`i*ta"tion</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The act of accrediting; <as>as, letters of <ex>accreditation</ex></as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`cre*men*ti"tial</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <fld>(Physiol.)</fld> <def>Pertaining to accremention.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>ac`cre*men*ti"tion</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[See <er>accresce</er>, <er>Increment</er>.]</ety> <fld>(Physiol.)</fld> <def>The process of generation by development of blastema, or fission of cells, in which the new formation is in all respects like the individual from which it proceeds.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>ac*cresce"</hw> <pr>(<acr/k*kr<ecr/s")</pr>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>accrescere</ets>. See <er>Accrue</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To accrue.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To increase; to grow.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Gillespie.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>ac*cres"cence</hw> <pr>(<acr/k*kr<ecr/s"s<eit/ns)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[LL. <ets>accrescentia</ets>.]</ety> <def>Continuous growth; an accretion.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The silent <qex>accrescence</qex> of belief from the unwatched depositions of a general, never contradicted hearsy.</q> <rj><qau>Coleridge.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>ac*cres"cent</hw> <pr>(<acr/k*kr<ecr/s"s<eit/nt)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>accrescens</ets>, <ets>-entis</ets>, p. pr. of <ets>accrescere</ets>; <ets>ad</ets> + <ets>crescere</ets> to grow. See <er>Crescent</er>.]</ety><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>1.</sn> <def>Growing; increasing.</def> <rj><au>Shuckford.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>Growing larger after flowering.</def> <rj><au>Gray.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>ac*crete"</hw> <pr>(<acr/k*kr<emac/t")</pr>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <ety>[From L. <ets>accretus</ets>, p. p. of <ets>accrescere</ets> to increase.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To grow together.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To adhere; to grow (to); to be added; -- with <xex>to</xex>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>ac*crete"</hw>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <def>To make adhere; to add.</def> <rj><au>Earle.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>ac*crete"</hw>, <pos>a.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Characterized by accretion; made up; <as>as, <ex>accrete</ex> matter</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>Grown together.</def> <rj><au>Gray.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>ac*cre"tion</hw> <pr>(<acr/k*kr<emac/"sh<ucr/n)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>accretio</ets>, fr. <ets>accrescere</ets> to increase. Cf. <er>Crescent</er>, <er>Increase</er>, <er>Accrue</er>.]</ety><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>1.</sn> <def>The act of increasing by natural growth; esp. the increase of organic bodies by the internal accession of parts; organic growth.</def> <rj><au>Arbuthnot.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>The act of increasing, or the matter added, by an accession of parts externally; an extraneous addition; <as>as, an <ex>accretion</ex> of earth</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>A mineral . . . augments not by growth, but by <qex>accretion</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Owen.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>To strip off all the subordinate parts of his narrative as a later <qex>accretion</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Sir G. C. Lewis.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>Concretion; coherence of separate particles; <as>as, the <ex>accretion</ex> of particles so as to form a solid mass</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>A growing together of parts naturally separate, as of the fingers or toes.</def> <rj><au>Dana.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>5.</sn> <fld>(Law)</fld> <sd>(a)</sd> <def>The adhering of property to something else, by which the owner of one thing becomes possessed of a right to another; generally, gain of land by the washing up of sand or soil from the sea or a river, or by a gradual recession of the water from the usual watermark.</def> <sd>(b)</sd> <def>Gain to an heir or legatee, by failure of a coheir to the same succession, or a co-legatee of the same thing, to take his share.</def> <rj><au>Wharton. Kent.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>accretionary</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <def>Marked or produced by accretion.</def><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>ac*cre"tive</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Relating to accretion; increasing, or adding to, by growth.</def> <rj><au>Glanvill.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>ac*crim"i*nate</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>ac-</ets> (for <ets>ad</ets> to) + <ets>criminari</ets>.]</ety> <def>To accuse of a crime.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> -- <wordforms><wf>Ac*crim`i*na"tion</wf> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <mark>[Obs.]</mark></wordforms><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>ac*croach"</hw> <pr>(<acr/k*kr<omac/ch")</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <ety>[OE. <ets>acrochen</ets>, <ets>accrochen</ets>, to obtain, OF. <ets>acrochier</ets>, F. <ets>accrocher</ets>; <ets>\'85</ets> (L. <ets>ad</ets>) + <ets>croc</ets> hook (E. <ets>crook</ets>).]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To hook, or draw to one's self as with a hook.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To usurp, as jurisdiction or royal prerogatives.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>They had attempted to <qex>accroach</qex> to themselves royal power.</q> <rj><qau>Stubbs.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*croach"ment</hw> <pr>(<acr/k*kr<omac/ch"m<eit/nt)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Cf. F. <ets>accrochement</ets>.]</ety> <def>An encroachment; usurpation.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Bailey.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cru"al</hw> <pr>(<acr/k*kr<udd/"<ait/l)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Accrument.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*crue"</hw> <pr>(<acr/k*kr<udd/")</pr>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Accrued</conjf> <pr>(<?/)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Accruing</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[See <er>Accrue</er>, <pos>n.</pos>, <ets>and cf</ets>. <er>Accresce</er>, <er>Accrete</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To increase; to augment.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>And though power failed, her courage did <qex>accrue</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Spenser.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To come to by way of increase; to arise or spring as a growth or result; to be added as increase, profit, or damage, especially as the produce of money lent.</def> \'bdInterest <xex>accrues</xex> to principal.\'b8 <rj><au>Abbott.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The great and essential advantages <qex>accruing</qex> to society from the freedom of the press.</q> <rj><qau>Junius.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*crue"</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[F. <ets>accr\'96</ets>, OF. <ets>acre\'81</ets>, p. p. of <ets>accroitre</ets>, OF. <ets>acroistre</ets> to increase; L. <ets>ad</ets> + <ets>crescere</ets> to increase. Cf. <er>Accretion</er>, <er>Crew</er>. See <er>Crescent</er>.]</ety> <def>Something that accrues; advantage accruing.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cru"er</hw> <pr>(<acr/k*kr<udd/"<etil/r)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Law)</fld> <def>The act of accruing; accretion; <as>as, title by <ex>accruer</ex></as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cru"ment</hw> <pr>(<acr/k*kr<udd/"m<eit/nt)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The process of accruing, or that which has accrued; increase.</def> <rj><au>Jer. Taylor.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`cu*ba"tion</hw> <pr>(<acr/k*k<usl/*b<amac/"sh<ucr/n)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>accubatio</ets>, for <ets>accubitio</ets>, fr. <ets>accubare</ets> to recline; <ets>ad</ets> + <ets>cubare</ets> to lie down. See <er>Accumb</er>.]</ety> <def>The act or posture of reclining on a couch, as practiced by the ancients at meals.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>acculturative</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>of or pertaining to acculturation (definition 3).</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> acculturational</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cumb"</hw> <pr>(<acr/k*k<ucr/mb")</pr>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>accumbere</ets>; <ets>ad</ets> + <ets>cumbere</ets> (only in compounds) to lie down.]</ety> <def>To recline, as at table.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Bailey.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cum"ben*cy</hw> <pr>(<acr/k*k<ucr/m"b<eit/n*s<ycr/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The state of being accumbent or reclining.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cum"bent</hw> <pr>(-b<eit/nt)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Leaning or reclining, as the ancients did at their meals.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The Roman . . . <qex>accumbent</qex> posture in eating.</q> <rj><qau>Arbuthnot.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>Lying against anything, as one part of a leaf against another leaf.</def> <rj><au>Gray.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q><qex>Accumbent</qex> cotyledons have their edges placed against the caulicle.</q> <rj><qau>Eaton.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cum"bent</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>One who reclines at table.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cum"ber</hw> <pr>(-b<etil/r)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <def>To encumber.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Chaucer.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cu"mu*late</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Accumulated</conjf> <pr>(<?/)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Accumulating</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[L. <ets>accumulatus</ets>, p. p. of <ets>accumulare</ets>; <ets>ad</ets> + <ets>cumulare</ets> to heap. See <er>Cumulate</er>.]</ety> <def>To heap up in a mass; to pile up; to collect or bring together; to amass; <as>as, to <ex>accumulate</ex> a sum of money</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- To collect; pile up; store; amass; gather; aggregate; heap together; hoard.</syn><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><-- p. 14 --></p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cu"mu*late</hw> <pr>(<acr/k*k<umac/"m<usl/*l<amac/t)</pr>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <def>To grow or increase in quantity or number; to increase greatly.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey,<br/
+Where wealth <qex>accumulates</qex>, and men decay.</q> <rj><qau>Goldsmith.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cu"mu*late</hw> <pr>(-l<asl/t)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>accumulatus</ets>, p. p. of <ets>accumulare</ets>.]</ety> <def>Collected; accumulated.</def> <rj><au>Bacon.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>accumulated</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fr>1</fr> <def>brought together into a group or crowd</def> <illu>the <ex>accumulated</ex> letters in my office</illu><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> assembled, collected, congregate, massed</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cu`mu*la"tion</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>accumulatio</ets>; cf. F. <ets>accumulation</ets>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>The act of accumulating, the state of being accumulated, or that which is accumulated; <as>as, an <ex>accumulation</ex> of earth, of sand, of evils, of wealth, of honors</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Law)</fld> <def>The concurrence of several titles to the same proof.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><mcol><col><b>Accumulation of energy</b></col> or <col><b>power</b></col></mcol>, <cd>the storing of energy by means of weights lifted or masses put in motion; electricity stored.</cd> -- <col><b>An accumulation of degrees</b></col> <fld>(Eng. Univ.)</fld>, <cd>the taking of several together, or at smaller intervals than usual or than is allowed by the rules.</cd></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cu"mu*la*tive</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Characterized by accumulation; serving to collect or amass; cumulative; additional.</def> -- <wordforms><wf>Ac*cu"mu*la*tive*ly</wf>, <pos>adv.</pos> -- <wf>Ac*cu"mu*la*tive*ness</wf>, <pos>n.</pos></wordforms><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cu"mu*la`tor</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>One who, or that which, accumulates, collects, or amasses.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Mech.)</fld> <def>An apparatus by means of which energy or power can be stored, such as the cylinder or tank for storing water for hydraulic elevators, the secondary or storage battery used for accumulating the energy of electrical charges, etc.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>A system of elastic springs for relieving the strain upon a rope, as in deep-sea dredging.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"cu*ra*cy</hw> <pr>(#; 277)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[See <er>Accurate</er>.]</ety> <def>The state of being accurate; freedom from mistakes, this exemption arising from carefulness; exact conformity to truth, or to a rule or model; precision; exactness; nicety; correctness; <as>as, the value of testimony depends on its <ex>accuracy</ex></as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The professed end [of logic] is to teach men to think, to judge, and to reason, with precision and <qex>accuracy</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Reid.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The <qex>accuracy</qex> with which the piston fits the sides.</q> <rj><qau>Lardner.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"cu*rate</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>accuratus</ets>, p. p. and a., fr. <ets>accurare</ets> to take care of; <ets>ad</ets> + <ets>curare</ets> to take care, <ets>cura</ets> care. See <er>Cure</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>In exact or careful conformity to truth, or to some standard of requirement, the result of care or pains; free from failure, error, or defect; exact; <as>as, an <ex>accurate</ex> calculator; an <ex>accurate</ex> measure; <ex>accurate</ex> expression, knowledge, etc.</as></def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Precisely fixed; executed with care; careful.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Those conceive the celestial bodies have more <qex>accurate</qex> influences upon these things below.</q> <rj><qau>Bacon.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- Correct; exact; just; nice; particular.</syn> <usage> -- <er>Accurate</er>, <er>Correct</er>, <er>Exact</er>, <er>Precise</er>. We speak of a thing as <xex>correct</xex> with reference to some rule or standard of comparison; as, a <xex>correct</xex> account, a <xex>correct</xex> likeness, a man of <xex>correct</xex> deportment. We speak of a thing as <xex>accurate</xex> with reference to the care bestowed upon its execution, and the increased correctness to be expected therefrom; as, an <xex>accurate</xex> statement, an <xex>accurate</xex> detail of particulars. We speak of a thing as <xex>exact</xex> with reference to that perfected state of a thing in which there is no defect and no redundance; as, an <xex>exact</xex> coincidence, the <xex>exact</xex> truth, an <xex>exact</xex> likeness. We speak of a thing as <xex>precise</xex> when we think of it as strictly conformed to some rule or model, as if <xex>cut down</xex> thereto; as a <xex>precise</xex> conformity instructions; <xex>precisely</xex> right; he was very <xex>precise</xex> in giving his directions.</usage><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"cu*rate*ly</hw>, <pos>adv.</pos> <def>In an accurate manner; exactly; precisely; without error or defect.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"cu*rate*ness</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The state or quality of being accurate; accuracy; exactness; nicety; precision.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*curse"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <ety>[OE. <ets>acursien</ets>, <ets>acorsien</ets>; pref. <ets>a</ets> + <ets>cursien</ets> to curse. See <er>Curse</er>.]</ety> <def>To devote to destruction; to imprecate misery or evil upon; to curse; to execrate; to anathematize.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>And the city shall be <qex>accursed</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Josh. vi. 17.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Thro' you, my life will be <qex>accurst</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Tennyson.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><mhw>{ <hw>Ac*cursed"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <hw>Ac*curst"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, }</mhw> <pos>p. p. & a.</pos> <def>Doomed to destruction or misery; cursed; hence, bad enough to be under the curse; execrable; detestable; exceedingly hateful; -- <as>as, an <ex>accursed</ex> deed</as>.</def> <au>Shak.</au> -- <wordforms><wf>Ac*curs"ed*ly</wf>, <pos>adv.</pos> -- <wf>Ac*curs"ed*ness</wf>, <pos>n.</pos></wordforms><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cus"a*ble</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>accusabilis</ets>: cf. F. <ets>accusable</ets>.]</ety> <def>Liable to be accused or censured; chargeable with a crime or fault; blamable; -- with <xex>of</xex>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cus"al</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Accusation.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark> <rj><au>Byron.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cus"ant</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>accusans</ets>, p. pr. of <ets>accusare</ets>: cf. F. <ets>accusant</ets>.]</ety> <def>An accuser.</def> <rj><au>Bp. Hall.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`cu*sa"tion</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[OF. <ets>acusation</ets>, F. <ets>accusation</ets>, L. <ets>accusatio</ets>, fr. <ets>accusare</ets>. See <er>Accuse</er>.]</ety><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>1.</sn> <def>The act of accusing or charging with a crime or with a lighter offense.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>We come not by the way of <qex>accusation</qex><br/
+To taint that honor every good tongue blesses.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>That of which one is accused; the charge of an offense or crime, or the declaration containing the charge.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>[They] set up over his head his <qex>accusation</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Matt. xxvii. 37.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- Impeachment; crimination; censure; charge.</syn><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cu`sa*ti"val</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Pertaining to the accusative case.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cu"sa*tive</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[F. <ets>accusatif</ets>, L. <ets>accusativus</ets> (in sense 2), fr. <ets>accusare</ets>. See <er>Accuse</er>.]</ety><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>1.</sn> <def>Producing accusations; accusatory.</def> \'bdThis hath been a very <xex>accusative</xex> age.\'b8 <rj><au>Sir E. Dering.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Gram.)</fld> <def>Applied to the case (as the fourth case of Latin and Greek nouns) which expresses the immediate object on which the action or influence of a transitive verb terminates, or the immediate object of motion or tendency to, expressed by a preposition. It corresponds to the objective case in English.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cu"sa*tive</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Gram.)</fld> <def>The accusative case.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cu"sa*tive*ly</hw>, <pos>adv.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>In an accusative manner.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>In relation to the accusative case in grammar.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cu`sa*to"ri*al</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Accusatory.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cu`sa*to"ri*al*ly</hw>, <pos>adv.</pos> <def>By way accusation.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cu"sa*to*ry</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>accusatorius</ets>, fr. <ets>accusare</ets>.]</ety> <def>Pertaining to, or containing, an accusation; <as>as, an <ex>accusatory</ex> libel</as>.</def> <rj><au>Grote.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cuse"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Accusation.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cuse"</hw>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Accused</conjf> <pr>(<?/)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Accusing</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[OF. <ets>acuser</ets>, F. <ets>accuser</ets>, L. <ets>accusare</ets>, to call to account, accuse; <ets>ad</ets> + <ets>causa</ets> cause, lawsuit. Cf. <er>Cause</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To charge with, or declare to have committed, a crime or offense</def>; <fld>(Law)</fld> <def>to charge with an offense, judicially or by a public process; -- with <xex>of</xex>; <as>as, to <ex>accuse</ex> one of a high crime or misdemeanor</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Neither can they prove the things whereof they now <qex>accuse</qex> me.</q> <rj><qau>Acts xxiv. 13.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>We are <qex>accused of</qex> having persuaded Austria and Sardinia to lay down their arms.</q> <rj><qau>Macaulay.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To charge with a fault; to blame; to censure.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Their thoughts the meanwhile <qex>accusing</qex> or else excusing one another.</q> <rj><qau>Rom. ii. 15.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>To betray; to show.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark> <rj><qau>Sir P. Sidney.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- To charge; blame; censure; reproach; criminate; indict; impeach; arraign.</syn> <usage> -- To <er>Accuse</er>, <er>Charge</er>, <er>Impeach</er>, <er>Arraign</er>. These words agree in bringing home to a person the imputation of wrongdoing. To <xex>accuse</xex> is a somewhat formal act, and is applied usually (though not exclusively) to crimes; as, to <xex>accuse</xex> of treason. <xex>Charge</xex> is the most generic. It may refer to a crime, a dereliction of duty, a fault, etc.; more commonly it refers to moral delinquencies; as, to <xex>charge</xex> with dishonesty or falsehood. To <xex>arraign</xex> is to bring (a person) before a tribunal for trial; as, to <xex>arraign</xex> one before a court or at the bar public opinion. To <xex>impeach</xex> is officially to charge with misbehavior in office; as, to <xex>impeach</xex> a minister of high crimes. Both <xex>impeach</xex> and <xex>arraign</xex> convey the idea of peculiar dignity or impressiveness.</usage><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cused"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Charged with offense; <as>as, an <ex>accused</ex> person</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><note>Commonly used substantively; as, the <xex>accused</xex>, one charged with an offense; the defendant in a criminal case.</note><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cuse"ment</hw> <pr>(-k<umac/z"m<eit/nt)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[OF. <ets>acusement</ets>. See <er>Accuse</er>.]</ety> <def>Accusation.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Chaucer.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cus"er</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[OE. <ets>acuser</ets>, <ets>accusour</ets>; cf. OF. <ets>acuseor</ets>, fr. L. <ets>accusator</ets>, fr. <ets>accusare</ets>.]</ety> <def>One who accuses; one who brings a charge of crime or fault.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>accusing</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>serving to accuse; expressing accusation</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> accusatorial, accusatory</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cus"ing*ly</hw>, <pos>adv.</pos> <def>In an accusing manner.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cus"tom</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Accustomed</conjf> <pr>(<?/)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Accustoming</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[OF. <ets>acostumer</ets>, <ets>acustumer</ets>, F. <ets>accoutumer</ets>; <ets>\'85</ets> (L. <ets>ad</ets>) + OF. <ets>costume</ets>, F. <ets>coutume</ets>, custom. See <er>Custom</er>.]</ety> <def>To make familiar by use; to habituate, familiarize, or inure; -- with <xex>to</xex>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>I shall always fear that he who <qex>accustoms</qex> himself to fraud in little things, wants only opportunity to practice it in greater.</q> <rj><qau>Adventurer.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- To habituate; inure; exercise; train.</syn><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cus"tom</hw>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To be wont.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Carew.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To cohabit.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>We with the best men <qex>accustom</qex> openly; you with the basest commit private adulteries.</q> <rj><qau>Milton.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cus"tom</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Custom.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Milton.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cus"tom*a*ble</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Habitual; customary; wonted.</def> \'bd<xex>Accustomable</xex> goodness.\'b8 <rj><au>Latimer.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cus"tom*a*bly</hw>, <pos>adv.</pos> <def>According to custom; ordinarily; customarily.</def> <rj><au>Latimer.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cus"tom*ance</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[OF. <ets>accoustumance</ets>, F. <ets>accoutumance</ets>.]</ety> <def>Custom; habitual use.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Boyle.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cus"tom*a*ri*ly</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>adv.</pos> <def>Customarily.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cus"tom*a*ry</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Usual; customary.</def> <mark>[Archaic]</mark> <rj><au>Featley.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cus"tomed</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Familiar through use; usual; customary.</def> \'bdAn <xex>accustomed</xex> action.\'b8 <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Frequented by customers.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> \'bdA well <xex>accustomed</xex> shop.\'b8 <rj><au>Smollett.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*cus"tomed*ness</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Habituation.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q><qex>Accustomedness</qex> to sin hardens the heart.</q> <rj><qau>Bp. Pearce.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ace</hw> <pr>(<amac/s)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos>; <plu><it>pl.</it> <plw>Aces</plw> <pr>(<amac/"s<ecr/z)</pr>.</plu> <ety>[OE. <ets>as</ets>, F. <ets>as</ets>, fr. L. <ets>as</ets>, <ets>assis</ets>, unity, copper coin, the unit of coinage. Cf. <er>As</er>.]</ety><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>1.</sn> <def>A unit; a single point or spot on a card or die; the card or die so marked; <as>as, the <ex>ace</ex> of diamonds</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Hence: A very small quantity or degree; a particle; an atom; a jot.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>I 'll not wag an <qex>ace</qex> further.</q> <rj><qau>Dryden.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <fld>(Sport)</fld> <def>A single point won by a stroke, as in handball, rackets, etc.; in tennis, frequently, a point won by a service stroke.</def><br/
+[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>To bate an ace</b></col>, <cd>to make the least abatement. <mark>[Obs.]</mark></cd> -- <col><b>Within an ace of</b></col>, <cd>very near; on the point of.</cd> <rj><au>W. Irving.</au></rj></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>ace</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>of the highest quality</def> <illu>an <ex>ace</ex> reporter</illu><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> A-one, first-class, first-rate, super, tip-top, topnotch(predicate)</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>ace</hw> <pos>v.</pos> <def>to get a grade of "A"; <as>as, to <ex>ace</ex> an exam</as>.</def> <mark>[Colloq.]</mark><br/
+[<source>PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>acedia</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>apathy and inactivity in the practice of virtue (personified as one of the deadly sins).</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> sloth, laziness</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cel"da*ma</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/, fr. Syr. <ets>\'d3k\'c7l dam\'d3</ets> the field of blood.]</ety> <def>The potter's field, said to have lain south of Jerusalem, purchased with the bribe which Judas took for betraying his Master, and therefore called <altname>the field of blood</altname>. Fig.: A field of bloodshed.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The system of warfare . . . which had already converted immense tracts into one universal <qex>aceldama</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>De Quincey.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>acellular</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fr>1</fr> <def>not containing cells</def> <ant>cellular</ant><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> cell-free</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>not made up of or divided into cells</def> <ant>cellular</ant><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> noncellular</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>occurring outside of cells or without the participation of cells. Opposite of <ant>cellular</ant>.</def><br/
+[<source>PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cen"tric</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <grk>'a</grk> priv. + <?/ a point, a center.]</ety> <def>Not centered; without a center.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"e*phal</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/; <grk>'a</grk> priv. + <?/ head: cf. F. <ets>ac\'82phale</ets>, LL. <ets>acephalus</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>One of the Acephala.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>A*ceph"a*la</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n. pl.</pos> <ety>[NL., fr. Gr. <?/, adj. neut. pl., headless. See <er>Acephal</er>.]</ety> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>That division of the Mollusca which includes the bivalve shells, like the clams and oysters; -- so called because they have no evident head. Formerly the group included the Tunicata, Brachiopoda, and sometimes the Bryozoa. See <er>Mollusca</er>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*ceph"a*lan</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Same as <er>Acephal</er>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*ceph"a*lan</hw>, <pos>a.</pos> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>Belonging to the Acephala.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>A*ceph"a*li</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n. pl.</pos> <ety>[LL., pl. of <ets>acephalus</ets>. See <er>Acephal</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>A fabulous people reported by ancient writers to have heads.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Eccl. Hist.)</fld> <sd>(a)</sd> <def>A Christian sect without a leader.</def> <sd>(b)</sd> <def>Bishops and certain clergymen not under regular diocesan control.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>A class of levelers in the time of K. Henry I.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*ceph"a*list</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>One who acknowledges no head or superior.</def> <rj><au>Dr. Gauden.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*ceph"a*lo*cyst</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <grk>'ake`falos</grk> without a head + <grk>ky`stis</grk> bladder.]</ety> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>A larval entozo\'94n in the form of a subglobular or oval vesicle, or hydatid, filled with fluid, sometimes found in the tissues of man and the lower animals; -- so called from the absence of a head or visible organs on the vesicle. These cysts are the immature stages of certain tapeworms. Also applied to similar cysts of different origin.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*ceph`a*lo*cys"tic</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Pertaining to, or resembling, the acephalocysts.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*ceph"a*lous</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[See <er>Acephal</er>.]</ety><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>1.</sn> <def>Headless.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>Without a distinct head; -- a term applied to bivalve mollusks.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>Having the style spring from the base, instead of from the apex, as is the case in certain ovaries.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>Without a leader or chief.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>5.</sn> <def>Wanting the beginning.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>A false or <qex>acephalous</qex> structure of sentence.</q> <rj><qau>De Quincey.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>6.</sn> <fld>(Pros.)</fld> <def>Deficient at the beginning, as a line of poetry.</def> <rj><au>Brande.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*ce"qui*a</hw> <pr>(<aum/*s<amac/"k<esl/*<adot/; <it>Sp.</it> <aum/*th<amac/"k<esl/*<aum/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Sp.]</ety> <def>A canal or trench for irrigating land.</def> <mark>[Sp. Amer.]</mark><br/
+[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Acer</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fr>1</fr> <def>type genus of the Aceraceae; trees or shrubs having winged fruit.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> genus Acer</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Aceraceae</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fr>1</fr> <def>the family of trees including the maples.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> family Aceraceae, maple family</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"er*ate</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[See <er>Aceric</er>.]</ety> <fld>(Chem.)</fld> <def>A combination of aceric acid with a salifiable base.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"er*ate</hw>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Acerose; needle-shaped.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cerb"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>acerbus</ets>, fr. <ets>acer</ets> sharp: cf. F. <ets>acerbe</ets>. See <er>Acrid</er>.]</ety> <def>Sour, bitter, and harsh to the taste, as unripe fruit; sharp and harsh.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cerb"ate</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>acerbatus</ets>, p. p. of <ets>acerbare</ets>, fr. <ets>acerbus</ets>.]</ety> <def>To sour; to imbitter; to irritate.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cerb"ic</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Sour or severe.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cerb"i*tude</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>acerbitudo</ets>, fr. <ets>acerbus</ets>.]</ety> <def>Sourness and harshness.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Bailey.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cerb"i*ty</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[F. <ets>acerbit\'82</ets>, L. <ets>acerbitas</ets>, fr. <ets>acerbus</ets>. See <er>Acerb</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Sourness of taste, with bitterness and astringency, like that of unripe fruit.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Harshness, bitterness, or severity; <as>as, <ex>acerbity</ex> of temper, of language, of pain</as>.</def> <rj><au>Barrow.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cer"ic</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>acer</ets> maple.]</ety> <def>Pertaining to, or obtained from, the maple; <as>as, <ex>aceric</ex> acid</as>.</def> <rj><au>Ure.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"er*ose`</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[(a) L. <ets>acerosus</ets> chaffy, fr. <ets>acus</ets>, gen. <ets>aceris</ets>, chaff; (b) as if fr. L. <ets>acus</ets> needle: cf. F. <ets>ac\'82reux</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <sd>(a)</sd> <def>Having the nature of chaff; chaffy.</def> <sd>(b)</sd> <def>Needle-shaped, having a sharp, rigid point, as the leaf of the pine.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"er*ous</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Same as <er>Acerose</er>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"er*ous</hw>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <alpha/ priv. + <grk>ke`ras</grk> a horn.]</ety> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <sd>(a)</sd> <def>Destitute of tentacles, as certain mollusks.</def> <sd>(b)</sd> <def>Without antenn\'91, as some insects.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cer"val</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>acervalis</ets>, fr. <ets>acervus</ets> heap.]</ety> <def>Pertaining to a heap.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cer"vate</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>acervatus</ets>, p. p. of <ets>acervare</ets> to heap up, fr. <ets>acervus</ets> heap.]</ety> <def>To heap up.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cer"vate</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Heaped, or growing in heaps, or closely compacted clusters.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`er*va"tion</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>acervatio</ets>.]</ety> <def>A heaping up; accumulation.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark> <rj><au>Johnson.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cer"va*tive</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Heaped up; tending to heap up.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cer"vose</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Full of heaps.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark> <rj><au>Bailey.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cer"vu*line</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Resembling little heaps.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><mhw>{ <hw>A*ces"cence</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <hw>A*ces"cen*cy</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, }</mhw> <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Cf. F. <ets>acescence</ets>. See <er>Acescent</er>.]</ety> <def>The quality of being acescent; the process of acetous fermentation; a moderate degree of sourness.</def> <rj><au>Johnson.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*ces"cent</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>acescens</ets>, <ets>-entis</ets>, p. pr. of <ets>acescere</ets> to turn sour; inchoative of <ets>acere</ets> to be sour: cf. F. <ets>acescent</ets>. See <er>Acid</er>.]</ety> <def>Turning sour; readily becoming tart or acid; slightly sour.</def> <rj><au>Faraday.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*ces"cent</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A substance liable to become sour.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"e*ta*ble</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>An acetabulum; or about one eighth of a pint.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Holland.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`e*tab"u*lar</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Cup-shaped; saucer-shaped; acetabuliform.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>Ac`e*tab`u*lif"e*ra</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n. pl.</pos> <ety>[NL. See <er>Acetabuliferous</er>.]</ety> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>The division of Cephalopoda in which the arms are furnished with cup-shaped suckers, as the cuttlefishes, squids, and octopus; the Dibranchiata. See <er>Cephalopoda</er>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`e*tab`u*lif"er*ous</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>acetablum</ets> a little cup + <ets>-ferous</ets>.]</ety> <def>Furnished with fleshy cups for adhering to bodies, as cuttlefish, etc.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`e*tab"u*li*form</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>acetabulum</ets> + <ets>-form</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>Shaped like a shallow cup; saucer-shaped; <as>as, an <ex>acetabuliform</ex> calyx</as>.</def> <rj><au>Gray.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>Ac`e*tab"u*lum</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L., a little saucer for vinegar, fr. <ets>acetum</ets> vinegar, fr. <ets>acere</ets> to be sour.]</ety><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>1.</sn> <fld>(Rom. Antiq.)</fld> <def>A vinegar cup; socket of the hip bone; a measure of about one eighth of a pint, etc.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Anat.)</fld> <sd>(a)</sd> <def>The bony cup which receives the head of the thigh bone.</def> <sd>(b)</sd> <def>The cavity in which the leg of an insect is inserted at its articulation with the body.</def> <sd>(c)</sd> <def>A sucker of the sepia or cuttlefish and related animals.</def> <sd>(d)</sd> <def>The large posterior sucker of the leeches.</def> <sd>(e)</sd> <def>One of the lobes of the placenta in ruminating animals.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"e*tal</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[<ets>Acet</ets>ic + <ets>al</ets>cohol.]</ety> <fld>(Chem.)</fld> <def>A limpid, colorless, inflammable liquid from the slow oxidation of alcohol under the influence of platinum black.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`et*al"de*hyde</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Acetic aldehyde. See <er>Aldehyde</er>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`et*am"ide</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[<ets>Acet</ets>yl + <ets>amide</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Chem.)</fld> <def>A white crystalline solid, from ammonia by replacement of an equivalent of hydrogen by acetyl.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>acetaminophen</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>a white crystalline compound (<chform>HO.C6H4.NH.CO.CH3</chform>) used as an analgesic and also as an antipyretic. It has molecular weight 151.16. It is the active ingredient in the commercial analgesics <er>Tylenol</er> and <er>Datril</er>.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> p-hydroxyacetanilide, p-acetamidophenol, N-acetyl-p-aminophenol, paracetamol, N-(4-hydroxyphenyl)acetamide</syn> <note>It is sold under many trade names, and has been one of the most popular analgesics in the late 20th century. It is used in place of aspirin by people in whom aspirin causes undesirable side effects, such as stomach irritation or stomach bleeding.</note><br/
+[<source>PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`et*an"i*lide</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[<ets>Acet</ets>yl + <ets>anilide</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Med.)</fld> <def>An amide formed from aniline and an acetyl group (<chform>C6H5.NH.CO.CH3</chform>); it is a white crystalline compound used as an analgesic and also as an antipyretic. It has molecular weight 135.16.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> acetanilide, phenylacetamide, N-phenylacetamide, antifebrin, antifebrine, acetylaminobenzene, acetylaniline</syn><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source> + <source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`e*ta"ri*ous</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>acetaria</ets>, n. pl., salad, fr. <ets>acetum</ets> vinegar, fr. <ets>acere</ets> to be sour.]</ety> <def>Used in salads; <as>as, <ex>acetarious</ex> plants</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><-- p. 15 --></p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"e*ta*ry</hw> <pr>(<acr/s"<esl/*t<asl/*r<ycr/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>acetaria</ets> salad plants.]</ety> <def>An acid pulp in certain fruits, as the pear.</def> <rj><au>Grew.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"e*tate</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>acetum</ets> vinegar, fr. <ets>acere</ets> to be sour.]</ety> <fld>(Chem.)</fld> <def>A salt formed by the union of acetic acid with a base or positive radical; <as>as, <ex>acetate</ex> of lead, <ex>acetate</ex> of potash</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"e*ta`ted</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Combined with acetic acid.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*ce"tic</hw> <pr>(#; 277)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>acetum</ets> vinegar, fr. <ets>acere</ets> to be sour.]</ety> <fld>(Chem.)</fld> <sd>(a)</sd> <def>Of a pertaining to vinegar; producing vinegar; producing vinegar; <as>as, <ex>acetic</ex> fermentation</as>.</def> <sd>(b)</sd> <def>Pertaining to, containing, or derived from, acetyl, <as>as <ex>acetic</ex> ether, <ex>acetic</ex> acid</as>. The latter is the acid to which the sour taste of vinegar is due.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cet`i*fi*ca"tion</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The act of making acetous or sour; the process of converting, or of becoming converted, into vinegar.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cet"i*fi`er</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>An apparatus for hastening acetification.</def> <rj><au>Knight.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cet"i*fy</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Acetified</conjf> <pr>(<?/)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Acetifying</conjf> <pr>(<?/)</pr>.]</vmorph> <ety>[L. <ets>acetum</ets> vinegar + <ets>-fly</ets>.]</ety> <def>To convert into acid or vinegar.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cet"i*fy</hw>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <def>To turn acid.</def> <rj><au>Encyc. Dom. Econ.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`e*tim"e*ter</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>acetum</ets> vinegar + <ets>-meter</ets>: cf. F. <ets>ac\'82tim\'8atre</ets>.]</ety> <def>An instrument for estimating the amount of acetic acid in vinegar or in any liquid containing acetic acid.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`e*tim"e*try</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The act or method of ascertaining the strength of vinegar, or the proportion of acetic acid contained in it.</def> <rj><au>Ure.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"e*tin</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Chem.)</fld> <def>A combination of acetic acid with glycerin.</def> <rj><au>Brande & C.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"e*tize</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <def>To acetify.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>ac"e*tol</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[<ets>Acet</ets>ic + <ets>-ol</ets> as in <ets>alcohol</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Chem.)</fld> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Methyl ketol; also, any of various homologues of the same.</def><br/
+[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>1.</sn> <mark>[cap.]</mark> <def>a trade name used at different times to represent different substances, as hydroxyacetone, acetylsalicylic acid, acetal, diethyl aldehyde, or cellulose acetate.</def> <au>MI11</au><br/
+[<source>PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`e*tom"e*ter</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Same as <er>Acetimeter</er>.</def> <rj><au>Brande & C.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><mhw>\'d8<hw>Ac`e*to*n\'91"mi*a</hw>, <hw>-ne"mi*a</hw></mhw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[NL. See <er>Acetone</er>; <er>H<ae/ma-</er>.]</ety> <fld>(Med.)</fld> <def>A morbid condition characterized by the presence of acetone in the blood, as in diabetes.</def><br/
+[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"e*tone</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[See <er>Acetic</er>.]</ety> <fld>(Chem.)</fld> <def>A volatile liquid consisting of three parts of carbon, six of hydrogen, and one of oxygen; pyroacetic spirit, -- obtained by the distillation of certain acetates, or by the destructive distillation of citric acid, starch, sugar, or gum, with quicklime.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><note><hand/ The term in also applied to a number of bodies of similar constitution, more frequently called <xex>ketones</xex>. See <er>Ketone</er>.</note><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`e*ton"ic</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Of or pertaining to acetone; <as>as, <ex>acetonic</ex> bodies</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>Ac`e*to*nu"ri*a</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[NL. See <er>Acetone</er>; <er>Urine</er>.]</ety> <fld>(Med.)</fld> <def>Excess of acetone in the urine, as in starvation or diabetes; -- a form of <isa>ketonuria</isa>.</def><br/
+[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>acetophenetidin</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fr>1</fr> <def>a white crystalline compound used as an analgesic and also as an antipyretic.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> acetphenetidin, phenacetin</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`e*to*phe"none</hw> <pr>(-f<emac/"n<omac/n)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[<ets>Acet</ets>ic + <ets>phen</ets>yl + <ets>one</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Chem.)</fld> <def>A crystalline ketone, <chform>CH3.CO.C6H5</chform>, which may be obtained by the dry distillation of a mixture of the calcium salts of acetic and benzoic acids. It is used as a hypnotic under the name of <altname>hypnone</altname>.</def><br/
+[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"e*tose`</hw> <pr>(<acr/s"<esl/*t<omac/s`)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Sour like vinegar; acetous.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`e*tos"i*ty</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[LL. <ets>acetositas</ets>. See <er>Acetous</er>.]</ety> <def>The quality of being acetous; sourness.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*ce"tous</hw> <pr>(#; 277)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>acetum</ets> vinegar, fr. <ets>acere</ets> to be sour.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Having a sour taste; sour; acid.</def> \'bdAn <xex>acetous</xex> spirit.\'b8 <au>Boyle.</au> \'bdA liquid of an <xex>acetous</xex> kind.\'b8 <rj><au>Bp. Lowth.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Causing, or connected with, acetification; <as>as, <ex>acetous</ex> fermentation</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>Acetous acid</b></col>, <cd>a name formerly given to vinegar, which is a dilute solution of acetic acid.</cd></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>acetphenetidin</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>a white crystalline compound used as an analgesic and also as an antipyretic.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> acetophenetidin, phenacetin</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"e*tyl</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>acetum</ets> vinegar + Gr. <?/ substance. See <er>-yl</er>.]</ety> <fld>(Chem.)</fld> <def>A complex, hypothetical radical, composed of two parts of carbon to three of hydrogen and one of oxygen. Its hydroxide is acetic acid.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>acetylate</hw> <pos>v. i.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fld>(Chem.)</fld> <def>receive substitution of an acetyl group; of chemical compounds</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> acetylize</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>acetylate</hw> <pos>v. t.</pos> <fld>(Chem.)</fld> <fr>1</fr> <def>introduce an acetyl group into a chemical compound</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> acetylize</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>acetylcholine</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>a neurotransmitter released by the transmitting dendron at autononmous synapses and at neuromuscular junctions. It is a quaternary amine with an obligatory negative counterion. The nominal formula for the hydroxide form is <chform>C7H17NO3</chform>. Structural formula <chform>(CH3)3N(+)CH2CH2.O.CO.CH3.OH(-)</chform>.</def> <note>Acetylcholine is the first recognized and best-studied of the neurotransmitters. At receptors it is recycled into choline by the action of acetylcholinesterase. Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors therefore function as nerve poisons. For biochemical studies it is prepared typically in the chloride or bromide forms.</note><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>acetylcholinesterase</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>an enzyme which exists in nerve cells and hydrolyses acetylcholine into choline and acetic acid.</def> <note>It is essential for neurotransmission at autonomous synapses and neuromuscular junctions, and its inhibition by acetylcholinesterase inhibitors can paralyze or kill an animal.</note><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> ACE</syn><br/
+[<source>PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cet"y*lene</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Chem.)</fld> <def>A gaseous compound of carbon and hydrogen, in the proportion of two atoms of the former to two of the latter. It is a colorless gas, with a peculiar, unpleasant odor, and is produced for use as an illuminating gas in a number of ways, but chiefly by the action of water on calcium carbide. Its light is very brilliant.</def> <rj><au>Watts.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><mhw>{ <hw>Ach</hw>, <hw>Ache</hw> }</mhw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[F. <ets>ache</ets>, L. <ets>apium</ets> parsley.]</ety> <def>A name given to several species of plants; as, smallage, wild celery, parsley.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Holland.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><mhw>{ <hw>A*ch\'91"an</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <hw>A*cha"ian</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr> }</mhw> <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>Achaeus</ets>, <ets>Achaius</ets>; Gr. <?/.]</ety> <def>Of or pertaining to Achaia in Greece; also, Grecian.</def> -- <def2><pos>n.</pos> <def>A native of Achaia; a Greek.</def></def2><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>A*char"ne*ment</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[F.]</ety> <def>Savage fierceness; ferocity.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ach"ate</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>An agate.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Evelyn.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*chate"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[F. <ets>achat</ets> purchase. See <er>Cates</er>.]</ety><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>1.</sn> <def>Purchase; bargaining.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Chaucer.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <pluf>pl.</pluf> <def>Provisions. Same as <er>Cates</er>.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Spenser.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>Ach`a*ti"na</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[NL., from Gr. <?/ agate.]</ety> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>A genus of land snails, often large, common in the warm parts of America and Africa.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cha*tour"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[See <er>Cater</er>.]</ety> <def>Purveyor; acater.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Chaucer.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ache</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[OE. <ets>ache</ets>, AS. <ets>\'91ce</ets>, <ets>ece</ets>, fr. <ets>acan</ets> to ache. See <er>Ache</er>, <pos>v. i.</pos>]</ety> <def>Continued pain, as distinguished from sudden twinges, or spasmodic pain. \'bdSuch an <xex>ache</xex> in my bones.\'b8</def> <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><note><hand/ Often used in composition, as, a head<xex>ache</xex>, an ear<xex>ache</xex>, a tooth<xex>ache</xex>.</note><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ache</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Ached</conjf> <pr>(<?/)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Aching</conjf> <pr>(<?/)</pr>.]</vmorph> <ety>[OE. <ets>aken</ets>, AS. <ets>acan</ets>, both strong verbs, AS. <ets>acan</ets>, imp. <ets>\'d3c</ets>, p. p. <ets>acen</ets>, to ache; perh. orig. to drive, and akin to <ets>agent</ets>.]</ety> <def>To suffer pain; to have, or be in, pain, or in continued pain; to be distressed.</def> \'bdMy old bones <xex>ache</xex>.\'b8 <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The sins that in your conscience <qex>ache</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Keble.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*che"an</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a & n.</pos> <def>See <er>Ach\'91an</er>, <er>Achaian</er>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><mhw>{ <hw>A*chene"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <hw>A*che"ni*um</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr> }</mhw> <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <grk>'a</grk> priv. + <?/ to gape.]</ety> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>A small, dry, indehiscent fruit, containing a single seed, as in the buttercup; -- called a <altname>naked seed</altname> by the earlier botanists.</def> <altsp>[Written also <asp>akene</asp> and <asp>ach\'91nium</asp>.]</altsp><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*che"ni*al</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Pertaining to an achene.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ach"e*ron</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L., fr. Gr. <?/.]</ety> <fld>(Myth.)</fld> <def>A river in the Nether World or infernal regions; also, the infernal regions themselves. By some of the English poets it was supposed to be a flaming lake or gulf.</def> <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Acherontia</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fr>1</fr> <def>death's-head moth.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> genus Acherontia</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ach`e*ron"tic</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Of or pertaining to Acheron; infernal; hence, dismal, gloomy; moribund.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Acheta</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>a genus of Orthopteran insects consisting of common house and field crickets.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> genus Acheta</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>A` che*val"</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>. <ety>[F., lit., on horseback.]</ety> <def>Astride; with a part on each side; -- used specif. in designating the position of an army with the wings separated by some line of demarcation, as a river or road.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>A position <qex>\'85 cheval</qex> on a river is not one which a general willingly assumes.</q> <rj><qau>Swinton.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>achievability</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fr>1</fr> <def>the possibility of being achieved or accomplished; -- a property which may be possessed by a contemplated act.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> attainability, attainableness</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*chiev"a*ble</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Capable of being achieved.</def> <rj><au>Barrow.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*chiev"ance</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Cf. OF. <ets>achevance</ets>.]</ety> <def>Achievement.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Sir T. Elyot.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*chieve"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Achieved</conjf> <pr>(<?/)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Achieving</conjf> <pr>(<?/)</pr>.]</vmorph> <ety>[OE. <ets>acheven</ets>, OF. <ets>achever</ets>, <ets>achiever</ets>, F. <ets>achever</ets>, to finish; <ets>\'85</ets> (L. <ets>ad</ets>) + OF. <ets>chief</ets>, F. <ets>chef</ets>, end, head, fr. L. <ets>caput</ets> head. See <er>Chief</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To carry on to a final close; to bring out into a perfected state; to accomplish; to perform; -- as, to <xex>achieve</xex> a feat, an exploit, an enterprise.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Supposing faculties and powers to be the same, far more may be <qex>achieved</qex> in any line by the aid of a capital, invigorating motive than without it.</q> <rj><qau>I. Taylor.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To obtain, or gain, as the result of exertion; to succeed in gaining; to win.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Some are born great, some <qex>achieve</qex> greatness.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Thou hast <qex>achieved</qex> our liberty.</q> <rj><qau>Milton.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><note>[[Obs]., with a material thing as the aim.]</note><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Show all the spoils by valiant kings <qex>achieved</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Prior.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>He hath <qex>achieved</qex> a maid<br/
+That paragons description.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>To finish; to kill.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- To accomplish; effect; fulfill; complete; execute; perform; realize; obtain. See <er>Accomplish</er>.</syn><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*chieve"ment</hw> <pr>(-m<eit/nt)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Cf. F. <ets>ach\'8avement</ets>, E. <er>Hatchment</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>The act of achieving or performing; an obtaining by exertion; successful performance; accomplishment; <as>as, the <ex>achievement</ex> of his object</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A great or heroic deed; something accomplished by valor, boldness, or praiseworthy exertion; a feat.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>[The exploits] of the ancient saints . . . do far surpass the most famous <qex>achievements</qex> of pagan heroes.</q> <rj><qau>Barrow.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The highest <qex>achievements</qex> of the human intellect.</q> <rj><qau>Macaulay.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <fld>(Her.)</fld> <def>An escutcheon or ensign armorial; now generally applied to the funeral shield commonly called <altname>hatchment</altname>.</def> <rj><au>Cussans.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*chiev"er</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>One who achieves; a winner.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ach`il*le"an</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Resembling Achilles, the hero of the Iliad; invincible.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Achilles</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>a mythical Greek hero of the Iliad; a foremost Greek warrior at the seige of Troy.</def><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*chil"les' ten"don</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>Achillis tendo</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Anat.)</fld> <def>The strong tendon formed of the united tendons of the large muscles in the calf of the leg, an inserted into the bone of the heel; -- so called from the mythological account of Achilles being held by the heel when dipped in the River Styx.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*chi"lous</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <grk>'a</grk> priv. + <?/ lip.]</ety> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>Without a lip.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>achimenes</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fr>1</fr> <def>any plant of the genus <gen>Achimenes</gen> having gloxinialike flowers.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> hot water plant</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ach"ing</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>That aches; continuously painful. See <er>Ache</er>.</def> -- <wordforms><wf>Ach"ing*ly</wf>, <pos>adv.</pos></wordforms><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The <qex>aching</qex> heart, the <qex>aching</qex> head.</q> <rj><qau>Longfellow.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>A`chi*o"te</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Sp. <ets>achiote</ets>, fr. Indian <ets>achiotl</ets>.]</ety> <def>Seeds of the annotto tree; also, the coloring matter, annotto.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*chlam"y*date</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <grk>'a</grk> priv. + <?/. <?/. a short cloak.]</ety> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>Not possessing a mantle; -- said of certain gastropods.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ach`la*myd"e*ous</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>Naked; having no floral envelope, neither calyx nor corolla.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>A*cho"li*a</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[NL., from Gr. <?/; <grk>'a</grk> priv. + <?/ bile.]</ety> <fld>(Med.)</fld> <def>Deficiency or lack of bile.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ach"o*lous</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <fld>(Med.)</fld> <def>Lacking bile.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>achondrite</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>a stony meteor lacking chondrules.</def><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>achondritic</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>of or pertaining to achondrite.</def><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <ant>chondritic</ant><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>achondroplasia</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>a skeletal disorder beginning before birth; cartilage is converted to bone resulting in dwarfism.</def><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>achondroplastic</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>of or pertaining to achondroplasia.</def><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Achras</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fr>1</fr> <def>tropical trees having papery leaves and large fruit.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> genus Achras</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ach`ro*mat"ic</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/ colorless; <grk>'a</grk> priv. + <?/, <?/, color: cf. F. <ets>achromatique</ets>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <fld>(Opt.)</fld> <def>Free from color; transmitting light without decomposing it into its primary colors.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Biol.)</fld> <def>Uncolored; not absorbing color from a fluid; -- said of tissue.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>Achromatic lens</b></col> <fld>(Opt.)</fld>, <cd>a lens composed usually of two separate lenses, a convex and concave, of substances having different refractive and dispersive powers, as crown and flint glass, with the curvatures so adjusted that the chromatic aberration produced by the one is corrected by other, and light emerges from the compound lens undecomposed.</cd> -- <col><b>Achromatic prism</b></col>. <cd>See <er>Prism</er>.</cd> -- <mcol><col><b>Achromatic telescope</b></col>, or <col><b>microscope</b></col></mcol>, <cd>one in which the chromatic aberration is corrected, usually by means of a compound or achromatic object glass, and which gives images free from extraneous color.</cd></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ach`ro*mat"ic*al*ly</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>adv.</pos> <def>In an achromatic manner.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ach`ro*ma*tic"i*ty</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Achromatism.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*chro"ma*tin</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Biol.)</fld> <def>Tissue which is not stained by fluid dyes.</def> <rj><au>W. Flemming.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>achromatinic</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>not readily colored by stains; -- of substance of a cell nucleus</def> <ant>chromatinic</ant><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>achromatise</hw> <pos>v.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>remove color from.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> achromatize, make achromatic</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*chro"ma*tism</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Cf. F. <ets>achromatisme</ets>.]</ety> <def>The state or quality of being achromatic; <as>as, the <ex>achromatism</ex> of a lens</as>; achromaticity.</def> <rj><au>Nichol.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*chro`ma*ti*za"tion</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Cf. F. <ets>achromatisation</ets>.]</ety> <def>The act or process of achromatizing.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*chro"ma*tize</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Achromatized</conjf> <pr>(<?/)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Achromatizing</conjf> <pr>(<?/)</pr>.]</vmorph> <ety>[Gr. <grk>'a</grk> priv. + <?/ color.]</ety> <def>To deprive of color; to make achromatic.</def> <altsp>[Also spelled <asp>achromatise</asp>.]</altsp><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*chro"ma*tous</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[See <er>Ahromatic</er>.]</ety> <def>Lacking, or deficient in, color; <as>as, <ex>achromatous</ex> blood</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*chro"ma*top"sy</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <grk>'a</grk> priv. + <?/ color + <?/ sight.]</ety> <def>Color blindness; inability to distinguish colors; Daltonism.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*chro"mic</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/ colorless; <?/ priv. + <?/ color.]</ety> <def>Free from color; colorless; <as>as, in <fld>(Physiol. Chem.)</fld>, the <ex>achromic</ex> point of a starch solution acted upon by an amylolytic enzyme is the point at which it fails to give any color with iodine</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*chron"ic</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>See <er>Acronyc</er>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ach`ro*\'94*dex"trin</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/ colorless + E. <ets>dextrin</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Physiol. Chem.)</fld> <def>Dextrin not colorable by iodine. See <er>Dextrin</er>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ach"ro*ous</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/; <grk>'a</grk> priv. + <?/ color.]</ety> <def>Colorless; achromatic.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*chy"lous</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/ without juice.]</ety> <fld>(Physiol.)</fld> <def>Without chyle.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*chy"mous</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/ without juice.]</ety> <fld>(Physiol.)</fld> <def>Without chyme.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>A*cic"u*la</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos>; <plu><it>pl.</it> <plw>Acicul\'91</plw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>.</plu> <ety>[L., a small needle, dimin. of <ets>acus</ets> needle.]</ety> <fld>(Nat. Hist.)</fld> <def>One of the needlelike or bristlelike spines or prickles of some animals and plants; also, a needlelike crystal.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cic"u*lar</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Needle-shaped; slender like a needle or bristle, as some leaves or crystals; also, having sharp points like needles.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><wordforms><wf>A*cic"u*lar*ly</wf>, <pos>adv.</pos></wordforms>.<br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><mhw>{ <hw>A*cic"u*late</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <hw>A*cic"u*la"ted</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr> }</mhw> <pos>a.</pos> <fld>(Nat. Hist.)</fld> <sd>(a)</sd> <def>Furnished with acicul\'91.</def> <sd>(b)</sd> <def>Acicular.</def> <sd>(c)</sd> <def>Marked with fine irregular streaks as if scratched by a needle.</def> <rj><au>Lindley.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cic"u*li*form</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>acicula</ets> needle + <ets>-form</ets>.]</ety> <def>Needle-shaped; acicular.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cic"u*lite</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Min.)</fld> <def>Needle ore.</def> <rj><au>Brande & C.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"id</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>acidus</ets> sour, fr. the root <ets>ak</ets> to be sharp: cf. F. <ets>acide</ets>. Cf. <er>Acute</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Sour, sharp, or biting to the taste; tart; having the taste of vinegar: as, <xex>acid</xex> fruits or liquors. Also fig.: Sour-tempered.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>He was stern and his face as <qex>acid</qex> as ever.</q> <rj><qau>A. Trollope.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Of or pertaining to an acid; <as>as, <ex>acid</ex> reaction</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"id</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>A sour substance.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Chem.)</fld> <def>One of a class of compounds, generally but not always distinguished by their sour taste, solubility in water, and reddening of vegetable blue or violet colors. They are also characterized by the power of destroying the distinctive properties of alkalies or bases, combining with them to form salts, at the same time losing their own peculiar properties. They all contain hydrogen, united with a more negative element or radical, either alone, or more generally with oxygen, and take their names from this negative element or radical. Those which contain no oxygen are sometimes called <stype>hydracids</stype> in distinction from the others which are called <stype>oxygen acids</stype> or <stype>oxacids</stype>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><note><hand/ In certain cases, sulphur, selenium, or tellurium may take the place of oxygen, and the corresponding compounds are called respectively <stype>sulphur acids</stype> or <stype>sulphacids</stype>, <stype>selenium acids</stype>, or <stype>tellurium acids</stype>. When the hydrogen of an acid is replaced by a positive element or radical, a salt is formed, and hence acids are sometimes named as salts of hydrogen; as <xex>hydrogen nitrate</xex> for nitric acid, <xex>hydrogen sulphate</xex> for sulphuric acid, etc. In the old chemistry the name <ex>acid</ex> was applied to the oxides of the negative or nonmetallic elements, now sometimes called <xex>anhydrides</xex>.</note><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>acid-forming</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>yielding an acid in aqueous solution</def><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cid"ic</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <fld>(Min.)</fld> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Containing a high percentage of silica; -- opposed to <ant>basic</ant>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>of or relating to acid; having the character of an acid, <as>as an <ex>acidic</ex> solution</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`id*if"er*ous</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>acidus</ets> sour + <ets>-ferous</ets>.]</ety> <def>Containing or yielding an acid.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cid"i*fi`a*ble</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Capable of being acidified, or converted into an acid.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`id*if"ic</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Producing acidity; converting into an acid.</def> <rj><au>Dana.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cid`i*fi*ca"tion</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Cf. F. <ets>acidification</ets>.]</ety> <def>The act or process of acidifying, or changing into an acid.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cid"i*fi`er</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Chem.)</fld> <def>A simple or compound principle, whose presence is necessary to produce acidity, as oxygen, chlorine, bromine, iodine, etc.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cid"i*fy</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Acidified</conjf> <pr>(<?/)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Acidifying</conjf> <pr>(<?/)</pr>.]</vmorph> <ety>[L. <ets>acidus</ets> sour, acid + <ets>-fy</ets>: cf. F. <ets>acidifier</ets>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To make acid; to convert into an acid; <as>as, to <ex>acidify</ex> sugar</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To sour; to imbitter.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>His thin existence all <qex>acidified</qex> into rage.</q> <rj><qau>Carlyle.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`id*im"e*ter</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>acidus</ets> acid + <ets>-meter</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Chem.)</fld> <def>An instrument for ascertaining the strength of acids.</def> <rj><au>Ure.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`id*im"e*try</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>acidus</ets> acid + <ets>-metry</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Chem.)</fld> <def>The measurement of the strength of acids, especially by a chemical process based on the law of chemical combinations, or the fact that, to produce a complete reaction, a certain definite weight of reagent is required.</def> -- <wordforms><wf>Ac`id*i*met"ric*al</wf> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos></wordforms><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cid"i*ty</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>acidites</ets>, fr. <ets>acidus</ets>: cf. F. <ets>acidit\'82</ets>. See <er>Acid</er>.]</ety> <def>The quality of being sour; sourness; tartness; sharpness to the taste; <as>as, the <ex>acidity</ex> of lemon juice</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>acid-loving</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>thriving in a relatively acid environment; -- especially of plants requiring a pH well below 7</def> <ant>alkaline-loving</ant><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"id*ly</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>adv.</pos> <def>Sourly; tartly.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"id*ness</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Acidity; sourness.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><mhw><hw>acidophilic</hw> <hw>acidophilous</hw></mhw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fr>1</fr> <def>growing well in an acid medium; said of some bacteria</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> aciduric</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>acidosis</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>abnormally high acidity of the blood and other body fluids.</def><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>acidotic</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>of or pertaining to acidosis; suffering from acidosis.</def><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"id proc"ess</hw>. <fld>(Iron Metal.)</fld> <def>That variety of either the Bessemer or the open-hearth process in which the converter or hearth is lined with acid, that is, highly siliceous, material. Opposed to <contr>basic process</contr>.</def><br/
+[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cid"u*late</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Acidulated</conjf> <pr>(<?/)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Acidulating</conjf> <pr>(<?/)</pr>.]</vmorph> <ety>[Cf. F. <ets>aciduler</ets>. See <er>Acidulous</er>.]</ety> <def>To make sour or acid in a moderate degree; to sour somewhat.</def> <rj><au>Arbuthnot.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>acidulated</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>made slightly acidic</def><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cid"u*lent</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Having an acid quality; sour; acidulous.</def> \'bdWith anxious, <xex>acidulent</xex> face.\'b8 <rj><au>Carlyle.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cid"u*lous</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>acidulus</ets>, dim. of <ets>acidus</ets>. See Acid.]</ety> <def>Slightly sour; sub-acid; sourish; <as>as, an <ex>acidulous</ex> tincture</as>.</def> <rj><au>E. Burke.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>Acidulous mineral waters</b></col>, <cd>such as contain carbonic anhydride.</cd></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>acid-wash</hw> <pos>v.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>to wash (blue jeans) in acid, so as to cause the color to fade.</def><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`i*er*age</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[F. <ets>aci\'82rage</ets>, fr. <ets>acier</ets> steel.]</ety> <def>The process of coating the surface of a metal plate (as a stereotype plate) with steellike iron by means of voltaic electricity; steeling.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"i*form</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>acus</ets> needle + <ets>-form</ets>.]</ety> <def>Shaped like a needle.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"i*na"ceous</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>acinus</ets> a grape, grapestone.]</ety> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>Containing seeds or stones of grapes, or grains like them.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>A*cin"a*ces</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L., from Gr. <?/.]</ety> <fld>(Anc. Hist.)</fld> <def>A short sword or saber.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`i*nac"i*form</hw> <pr>(<acr/s`<icr/*n<acr/s"<icr/*f<ocir/rm)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>acinaces</ets> a short sword + <ets>-form</ets>: cf. F. <ets>acinaciforme</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>Scimeter-shaped; <as>as, an <ex>acinaciform</ex> leaf</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>Ac`i*ne"si*a</hw> <pr>(<acr/s`<icr/*n<emac/"s<icr/*<adot/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Med.)</fld> <def>Same as <er>Akinesia</er>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>Ac`i*ne"t\'91</hw> <pr>(<acr/s`<icr/*n<emac/"t<emac/)</pr>, <pos>n. pl.</pos> <ety>[NL., fr. Gr. <grk>'akinhtos</grk> immovable.]</ety> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>A group of suctorial Infusoria, which in the adult stage are stationary. See <er>Suctoria</er>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`i*net"i*form</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[<ets>Acinet\'91</ets> + <ets>-form</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>Resembling the Acinet\'91.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cin"i*form</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>acinus</ets> a grape, grapestone + <ets>-form</ets>: cf. F. <ets>acinoforme</ets>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Having the form of a cluster of grapes; clustered like grapes.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Full of small kernels like a grape.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><mhw>{ <hw>Ac"i*nose`</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <hw>Ac"i*nous</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr> }</mhw> <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>acinosus</ets>, fr. acinus grapestone.]</ety> <def>Consisting of <xex>acini</xex>, or minute granular concretions; <as>as, <ex>acinose</ex> or <ex>acinous</ex> glands</as>.</def> <rj><au>Kirwan.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><-- p. 16 --></p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>Ac"i*nus</hw> <pr>(<acr/s"<icr/*n<ucr/s)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos>; <plu><it>pl.</it> <plw>Acini</plw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>.</plu> <ety>[L., grape, grapestone.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <sd>(a)</sd> <def>One of the small grains or drupelets which make up some kinds of fruit, as the blackberry, raspberry, etc.</def> <sd>(b)</sd> <def>A grapestone.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Anat.)</fld> <def>One of the granular masses which constitute a racemose or compound gland, as the pancreas; also, one of the saccular recesses in the lobules of a racemose gland.</def> <rj><au>Quain.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>Ac`i*pen"ser</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>prop. n.</pos> <ety>[L., the name of a fish.]</ety> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>A genus of ganoid fishes, including the sturgeons, having the body armed with bony scales, and the mouth on the under side of the head. See <er>Sturgeon</er>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Acipenseridae</hw> <pos>prop. n.</pos> <def>The natural family of fish including the sturgeons.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> family <fam>Acipenseridae</fam>.</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"i*ur`gy</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/ a point + <grk>'e`rgon</grk> work.]</ety> <def>Operative surgery.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>ack-ack</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[from <ets>AA</ets>, meaning <ets>antiaircraft</ets> pronounced <ets>ack-ack</ets> by British signalmen.]</ety> <fld>(Mil.)</fld> <def>Artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes; antiaircraft artillery.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> antiaircraft, antiaircraft gun, flak, pompom, pom-pom, ack-ack gun</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>ackee</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fr>1</fr> <def>red pear-shaped tropical fruit with poisonous seeds; its flesh is poisonous when unripe or overripe.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> akee</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*know"</hw> <pr>(<acr/k*n<omac/")</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <ety>[Pref. <ets>a-</ets> + <ets>know</ets>; AS. <ets>oncn\'bewan</ets>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To recognize.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> \'bdYou will not be <xex>acknown</xex>, sir.\'b8 <rj><au>B. Jonson.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To acknowledge; to confess.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Chaucer.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>To be acknown</b></col> (often with <xex>of</xex> or <xex>on</xex>), <cd>to acknowledge; to confess.</cd> <mark>[Obs.]</mark></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>We say of a stubborn body that standeth still in the denying of his fault, This man will not acknowledge his fault, or, He will not <qex>be acknown</qex> of his fault.</q> <rj><qau>Sir T. More.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>ac*knowl"edge</hw> <pr>(<acr/k*n<ocr/l"<ecr/j)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>acknowledged</conjf> <pr>(<acr/k*n<ocr/l"<ecr/jd)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>acknowledging</conjf> <pr>(<acr/k*n<ocr/l"<ecr/j*<icr/ng)</pr>.]</vmorph> <ety>[Prob. fr. pref. <ets>a-</ets> + the verb <ets>knowledge</ets>. See <er>Knowledge</er>, and cf. <er>Acknow</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To own or admit the knowledge of; to recognize as a fact or truth; to declare one's belief in; <as>as, to <ex>acknowledge</ex> the being of a God</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>I <qex>acknowledge</qex> my transgressions.</q> <rj><qau>Ps. li. 3.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>For ends generally <qex>acknowledged</qex> to be good.</q> <rj><qau>Macaulay.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To own or recognize in a particular character or relationship; to admit the claims or authority of; to give recognition to.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>In all thy ways <qex>acknowledge</qex> Him.</q> <rj><qau>Prov. iii. 6.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>By my soul, I'll ne'er <qex>acknowledge</qex> thee.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>To own with gratitude or as a benefit or an obligation; <as>as, to <ex>acknowledge</ex> a favor, the receipt of a letter</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>They his gifts <qex>acknowledged</qex> none.</q> <rj><qau>Milton.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>To own as genuine; to assent to, as a legal instrument, to give it validity; to avow or admit in legal form; <as>as, to <ex>acknowledge</ex> a deed</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- To avow; proclaim; recognize; own; admit; allow; concede; confess.</syn> <usage> -- <er>Acknowledge</er>, <er>Recognize</er>. <xex>Acknowledge</xex> is opposed to <xex>keep back</xex>, or <xex>conceal</xex>, and supposes that something had been previously known to us (though perhaps not to others) which we now feel bound to lay open or make public. Thus, a man <xex>acknowledges</xex> a secret marriage; one who has done wrong <xex>acknowledges</xex> his fault; and author <xex>acknowledges</xex> his obligation to those who have aided him; we <xex>acknowledge</xex> our ignorance. <xex>Recognize</xex> supposes that we have either forgotten or not had the evidence of a thing distinctly before our minds, but that now we know it (as it were) anew, or receive and admit in on the ground of the evidence it brings. Thus, we <xex>recognize</xex> a friend after a long absence. We <xex>recognize</xex> facts, principles, truths, etc., when their evidence is brought up fresh to the mind; as, bad men usually <xex>recognize</xex> the providence of God in seasons of danger. A foreign minister, consul, or agent, of any kind, is <xex>recognized</xex> on the ground of his producing satisfactory credentials. See also <er>Confess</er>.</usage><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>ac*knowl"edge*a*ble</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <def>Capable of being acknowledged.</def><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>ac*knowl"edged</hw> <pr>(<acr/k*n<ocr/l"<ecr/jd)</pr> <pos>adj.</pos> <def>Generally accepted or recognized as correct or reasonable. Opposite of <ant>unacknowledged</ant>.</def> [Narrower terms: <stype>given, granted</stype>; <stype>unquestionable (vs. questionable)</stype>] <see>Also See: <er>known</er>.</see><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> accepted, recognized</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*knowl"edged*ly</hw> <pr>(<acr/k*n<ocr/l"<ecr/jd*l<ycr/)</pr>, <pos>adv.</pos> <def>Confessedly.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*knowl"edg*er</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>One who acknowledges.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><mhw><hw>Ac*knowl"edg*ment</hw>, <hw>Ac*knowl"edge*ment</hw> <pr>(<acr/k*n<ocr/l"<ecr/j*m<eit/nt)</pr></mhw>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>The act of acknowledging; admission; avowal; owning; confession.</def> \'bdAn <xex>acknowledgment</xex> of fault.\'b8 <rj><au>Froude.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>The act of owning or recognizing in a particular character or relationship; recognition as regards the existence, authority, truth, or genuineness; a statement acknowledging something or someone.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source> +<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Immediately upon the <qex>acknowledgment</qex> of the Christian faith, the eunuch was baptized by Philip.</q> <rj><qau>Hooker.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>The owning of a benefit received; courteous recognition; the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged; an expression of thanks.</def> <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> recognition</syn><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source> +<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>Something given or done in return for a favor, message, etc.</def> <rj><au>Smollett.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>5.</sn> <def>A declaration or avowal of one's own act, to give it legal validity; <as>as, the <ex>acknowledgment</ex> of a deed before a proper officer</as>. Also, the certificate of the officer attesting such declaration.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>Acknowledgment money</b></col>, <cd>in some parts of England, a sum paid by copyhold tenants, on the death of their landlords, as an acknowledgment of their new lords.</cd> <rj><au>Cowell.</au></rj>
+</cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- Confession; concession; recognition; admission; avowal; recognizance.</syn><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*clin"ic</hw> <pr>(<adot/*kl<icr/n"<icr/k)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <grk>'a</grk> priv. + <grk>kli`nein</grk> to incline.]</ety> <fld>(Physics.)</fld> <def>Without inclination or dipping; -- said of the imaginary line near the earth's equator on which the magnetic needle balances itself horizontally, having no dip. The <xex>aclinic line</xex> is also termed the <xex>magnetic equator</xex>.</def> <rj><au>Prof. August.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"me</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/ point, top.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>The top or highest point; the culmination.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The very <qex>acme</qex> and pitch of life for epic poetry.</q> <rj><qau>Pope.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The moment when a certain power reaches the <qex>acme</qex> of its supremacy.</q> <rj><qau>I. Taylor.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Med.)</fld> <def>The crisis or height of a disease.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>Mature age; full bloom of life.</def> <rj><au>B. Jonson.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"ne</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[NL., prob. a corruption of Gr. <?/]</ety> <fld>(Med.)</fld> <def>A pustular affection of the skin, due to changes in the sebaceous glands.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*no"dal</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Pertaining to acnodes.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"node</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>acus</ets> needle + E. <ets>node</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Geom.)</fld> <def>An isolated point not upon a curve, but whose co\'94rdinates satisfy the equation of the curve so that it is considered as belonging to the curve.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Acocanthera</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <def>same as <er>Akocanthera</er>.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> Akocanthera, genus <gen>Acocanthera</gen>, <gen>genus Acokanthera</gen>.</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cock"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>adv.</pos> <ety>[Pref. <ets>a-</ets> + <ets>cock</ets>.]</ety> <def>In a cocked or turned up fashion.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cock"bill`</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>adv.</pos> <ety>[Prefix <ets>a-</ets> + <ets>cock</ets> + <ets>bill</ets>: with bills cocked up.]</ety> <fld>(Naut.)</fld> <sd>(a)</sd> <def>Hanging at the cathead, ready to let go, as an anchor.</def> <sd>(b)</sd> <def>Topped up; having one yardarm higher than the other.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Acokanthera</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>small genus of trees and shrubs containing strongly toxic cardiac glycosides; distributed from Arabia to Africa.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> Acocanthera, genus Acocanthera, genus Acokanthera</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cold"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Prob. p. p. of OE. <ets>acolen</ets> to grow cold or cool, AS. <ets>\'bec\'d3lian</ets> to grow cold; pref. <ets>a-</ets> (cf. Goth. <ets>er-</ets>, orig. meaning <ets>out</ets>) + <ets>c\'d3lian</ets> to cool. See <er>Cool</er>.]</ety> <def>Cold.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> \'bdPoor Tom's <xex>acold</xex>.\'b8 <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`o*log"ic</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Pertaining to acology.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*col"o*gy</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/ remedy + <ets>-logy</ets>.]</ety> <def>Materia medica; the science of remedies.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*col"o*thist</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>See <er>Acolythist</er>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`o*lyc"tine</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[From the name of the plant.]</ety> <fld>(Chem.)</fld> <def>An organic base, in the form of a white powder, obtained from <spn>Aconitum lycoctonum</spn>.</def> <rj><au>Eng. Cyc.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`o*lyte</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[LL. <ets>acolythus</ets>, <ets>acoluthus</ets>, Gr. <?/ following, attending: cf. F. <ets>acolyte</ets>.]</ety><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>1.</sn> <fld>(Eccl.)</fld> <def>One who has received the highest of the four minor orders in the Catholic church, being ordained to carry the wine and water and the lights at the Mass.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>One who attends; an assistant.</def> \'bdWith such chiefs, and with James and John as <xex>acolytes</xex>.\'b8 <rj><au>Motley.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"o*lyth</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Same as <er>Acolyte</er>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*col"y*thist</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>An acolyte.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><mhw>{ <hw>A*cond"dy*lose`</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <hw>A*con"dy*lous</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, }</mhw> <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <grk>'a</grk> priv. + <?/ joint.]</ety> <fld>(Nat. Hist.)</fld> <def>Being without joints; jointless.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`o*ni"tal</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Of the nature of aconite.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"o*nite</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>aconitum</ets>, Gr. <?/: cf. F. <ets>aconit</ets>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>The herb wolfsbane, or monkshood; -- applied to any plant of the genus <gen>Aconitum</gen> (tribe <gen>Hellebore</gen>), all the species of which are poisonous.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>An extract or tincture obtained from <spn>Aconitum napellus</spn>, used as a poison and medicinally.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>Winter aconite</b></col>, <cd>a plant (<spn>Eranthis hyemalis</spn>) allied to the aconites.</cd></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>Ac`o*ni"ti*a</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Chem.)</fld> <def>Same as <er>Aconitine</er>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`o*nit"ic</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Of or pertaining to aconite.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Chem.)</fld> <def>Pert. to or designating a crystalline tribasic acid, <chform>C6H6O6</chform>, obtained from aconite and other plants. It is a carboxyl derivative of itaconic acid. Both the natural forma from plants and the form prepared chemically have the trans-configuration. It is used in the manufacture of itaconic acid (propylene dicarboxylic acid).</def> <rj><au>MI11</au></rj><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> <chname>1-propene-1,2,3-tricarboxylic acid</chname>, equisetic acid, citridic acid, achilleic acid</syn>
+[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*con"i*tine</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Chem.)</fld> <def>An intensely poisonous alkaloid, extracted from aconite.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>Ac`o*ni"tum</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. See <er>Aconite</er>.]</ety> <def>The poisonous herb aconite; also, an extract from it.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Strong<br/
+As <qex>aconitum</qex> or rash gunpowder.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>A*con"ti*a</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n. pl.</pos> <ety>[NL., from Gr. <?/ a little dart.]</ety> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>Threadlike defensive organs, composed largely of nettling cells (<xex>cnid\'91</xex>), thrown out of the mouth or special pores of certain Actini\'91 when irritated.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>A*con"ti*as</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[NL., from Gr. <?/, fr. <?/, dim. <?/ dart.]</ety> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>Anciently, a snake, called <altname>dart snake</altname>; now, one of a genus of reptiles closely allied to the lizards.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cop"ic</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <ets><?/</ets> priv. + <?/ striking. weariness, <?/ to strike.]</ety> <fld>(Med.)</fld> <def>Relieving weariness; restorative.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A"corn</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[AS. <ets>\'91cern</ets>, fr. <ets>\'91cer</ets> field, acre; akin to D. <ets>aker</ets> acorn, Ger. <ets>ecker</ets>, Icel. <ets>akarn</ets>, Dan. <ets>agern</ets>, Goth. <ets>akran</ets> fruit, <ets>akrs</ets> field; -- orig. fruit of the field. See <er>Acre</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>The fruit of the oak, being an oval nut growing in a woody cup or cupule.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Naut.)</fld> <def>A cone-shaped piece of wood on the point of the spindle above the vane, on the mast-head.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>See <er>Acorn-shell</er>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A"corn cup</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>. <def>The involucre or cup in which the acorn is fixed.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A"corned</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Furnished or loaded with acorns.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Fed or filled with acorns.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark> <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A"corn-shell`</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>One of the sessile cirripeds; a barnacle of the genus <gen>Balanus</gen>. See <er>Barnacle</er>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cos"mism</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <grk>'a</grk> priv. + <?/ world.]</ety> <def>A denial of the existence of the universe as distinct from God.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cos"mist</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[See <er>Acosmism</er>.]</ety> <def>One who denies the existence of the universe, or of a universe as distinct from God.</def> <rj><au>G. H. Lewes.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cot`y*le"don</hw> <pr>(#; 277)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <grk>'a</grk> priv. + <?/ anything cup-shaped. See <er>Cotyledon</er>.]</ety> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>A plant which has no cotyledons, as the dodder and all flowerless plants.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cot`y*led"on*ous</hw> <pr>(#; 277)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Having no seed lobes, as the dodder; also applied to plants which have no true seeds, as ferns, mosses, etc.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cou"chy</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[F. <ets>acouchi</ets>, from the native name Guiana.]</ety> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>A small species of agouti (<spn>Dasyprocta acouchy</spn>).</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cou"me*ter</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/ to hear + <ets>-meter</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Physics.)</fld> <def>An instrument for measuring the acuteness of the sense of hearing.</def> <rj><au>Itard.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cou"me*try</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/ to hear + <ets>-metry</ets>.]</ety> <def>The measuring of the power or extent of hearing.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cous"tic</hw> <pr>(#; 277)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[F. <ets>acoustique</ets>, Gr. <?/ relating to hearing, fr. <?/ to hear.]</ety> <def>Pertaining to the sense of hearing, the organs of hearing, or the science of sounds; auditory.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>Acoustic duct</b></col>, <cd>the auditory duct, or external passage of the ear.</cd> -- <col><b>Acoustic telegraph</b></col>, <cd>a telegraph making audible signals; a telephone.</cd> -- <col><b>Acoustic vessels</b></col>, <cd>brazen tubes or vessels, shaped like a bell, used in ancient theaters to propel the voices of the actors, so as to render them audible to a great distance.</cd></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cous"tic</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A medicine or agent to assist hearing.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cous"tic*al</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Of or pertaining to acoustics.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cous"tic*al*ly</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>adv.</pos> <def>In relation to sound or to hearing.</def> <rj><au>Tyndall.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`ous*ti"cian</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>One versed in acoustics.</def> <rj><au>Tyndall.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cous"tics</hw> <pr>(#; 277)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Names of sciences in <ets>-ics</ets>, as, <ets>acoustics</ets>, <ets>mathematics</ets>, etc., are usually treated as singular. See <er>-ics</er>.]</ety> <fld>(Physics.)</fld> <def>The science of sounds, teaching their nature, phenomena, and laws.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q><qex>Acoustics</qex>, then, or the science of sound, is a very considerable branch of physics.</q> <rj><qau>Sir J. Herschel.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><note><hand/ The science is, by some writers, divided, into <xex>diacoustics</xex>, which explains the properties of sounds coming directly from the ear; and <xex>catacoustica</xex>, which treats of reflected sounds or echoes.</note><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*quaint"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[OF. <ets>acoint</ets>. See <er>Acquaint</er>, <pos>v. t.</pos>]</ety> <def>Acquainted.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*quaint"</hw>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Acquainted</conjf>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Acquainting</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[OE. <ets>aqueinten</ets>, <ets>acointen</ets>, OF. <ets>acointier</ets>, LL. <ets>adcognitare</ets>, fr. L. <ets>ad</ets> + <ets>cognitus</ets>, p. p. of <ets>cognoscere</ets> to know; <ets>con-</ets> + <ets>noscere</ets> to know. See <er>Quaint</er>, <er>Know</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To furnish or give experimental knowledge of; to make (one) to know; to make familiar; -- followed by <xex>with</xex>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Before a man can speak on any subject, it is necessary to be <qex>acquainted</qex> with it.</q> <rj><qau>Locke.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>A man of sorrows and <qex>acquainted</qex> with grief.</q> <rj><qau>Isa. liii. 3.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To communicate notice to; to inform; to make cognizant; -- followed by <xex>with</xex> (formerly, also, by <xex>of</xex>), or by <xex>that</xex>, introducing the intelligence; <as>as, to <ex>acquaint</ex> a friend with the particulars of an act</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q><qex>Acquaint</qex> her here of my son Paris' love.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>I must <qex>acquaint</qex> you that I have received<br/
+New dated letters from Northumberland.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>To familiarize; to accustom.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Evelyn.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>To be acquainted with</b></col>, <cd>to be possessed of personal knowledge of; to be cognizant of; to be more or less familiar with; to be on terms of social intercourse with.</cd></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- To inform; apprise; communicate; advise.</syn><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*quaint"a*ble</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Cf. OF. <ets>acointable</ets>]</ety>. <def>Easy to be acquainted with; affable.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Rom. of R.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*quaint"ance</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[OE. <ets>aqueintance</ets>, OF. <ets>acointance</ets>, fr. <ets>acointier</ets>. See <er>Acquaint</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>A state of being acquainted, or of having intimate, or more than slight or superficial, knowledge; personal knowledge gained by intercourse short of that of friendship or intimacy; <as>as, I know the man; but have no <ex>acquaintance</ex> with him.</as></def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Contract no friendship, or even <qex>acquaintance</qex>, with a guileful man.</q> <rj><qau>Sir W. Jones.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A person or persons with whom one is acquainted.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Montgomery was an old <qex>acquaintance</qex> of Ferguson.</q> <rj><qau>Macaulay.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><note><hand/ In this sense the collective term <xex>acquaintance</xex> was formerly both singular and plural, but it is now commonly singular, and has the regular plural <xex>acquaintances</xex>.</note><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>To be of acquaintance</b></col>, <cd>to be intimate.</cd> -- <mcol><col><b>To take acquaintance of</b></col> or <col><b>with</b></col></mcol>, <cd>to make the acquaintance of.</cd> <mark>[Obs.]</mark></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- Familiarity; intimacy; fellowship; knowledge.</syn> <usage> -- <er>Acquaintance</er>, <er>Familiarity</er>, <er>Intimacy</er>. These words mark different degrees of closeness in social intercourse. <xex>Acquaintance</xex> arises from occasional intercourse; as, our <xex>acquaintance</xex> has been a brief one. We can speak of a slight or an intimate <xex>acquaintance</xex>. <xex>Familiarity</xex> is the result of continued <xex>acquaintance</xex>. It springs from persons being frequently together, so as to wear off all restraint and reserve; as, the <xex>familiarity</xex> of old companions. <xex>Intimacy</xex> is the result of close connection, and the freest interchange of thought; as, the <xex>intimacy</xex> of established friendship.</usage><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Our admiration of a famous man lessens upon our nearer <qex>acquaintance</qex> with him.</q> <rj><qau>Addison.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>We contract at last such a <qex>familiarity</qex> with them as makes it difficult and irksome for us to call off our minds.</q> <rj><qau>Atterbury.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>It is in our power to confine our friendships and <qex>intimacies</qex> to men of virtue.</q> <rj><qau>Rogers.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*quaint"ance*ship</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A state of being acquainted; acquaintance.</def> <rj><au>Southey.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*quaint"ant</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Cf. F. <ets>acointant</ets>, p. pr.]</ety> <def>An acquaintance.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark> <rj><au>Swift.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*quaint"ed</hw>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Personally known; familiar. See <cref>To be acquainted with</cref>, under <er>Acquaint</er>, <pos>v. t.</pos></def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*quaint"ed*ness</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>State of being acquainted; degree of acquaintance.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark> <rj><au>Boyle.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*quest"</hw> <pr>(#)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[OF. <ets>aquest</ets>, F. <ets>acqu\'88t</ets>, fr. LL. <ets>acquestum</ets>, <ets>acquis\'c6tum</ets>, for L. <ets>acquis\'c6tum</ets>, p. p. (used substantively) of <ets>acquirere</ets> to acquire. See <er>Acquire</er>.]</ety><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>1.</sn> <def>Acquisition; the thing gained.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark> <rj><au>Bacon.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Law)</fld> <def>Property acquired by purchase, gift, or otherwise than by inheritance.</def> <rj><au>Bouvier.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`qui*esce"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Acquiesced</conjf> <pr>(<?/)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Acquiescing</conjf> <pr>(<?/)</pr>]</vmorph> <ety>[L. <ets>acquiescere</ets>; <ets>ad</ets> + <ets>quiescere</ets> to be quiet, fr. <ets>quies</ets> rest: cf. F. <ets>acquiescer</ets>. See <er>Quiet</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To rest satisfied, or apparently satisfied, or to rest without opposition and discontent (usually implying previous opposition or discontent); to accept or consent by silence or by omitting to object; -- followed by <xex>in</xex>, formerly also by <xex>with</xex> and <xex>to</xex>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>They were compelled to <qex>acquiesce</qex> in a government which they did not regard as just.</q> <rj><qau>De Quincey.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To concur upon conviction; <as>as, to <ex>acquiesce</ex> in an opinion</as>; to assent to; usually, to concur, not heartily but so far as to forbear opposition.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- To submit; comply; yield; assent; agree; consent; accede; concur; conform; accept tacitly.</syn><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`qui*es"cence</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Cf. F. <ets>acquiescence</ets>.]</ety><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>1.</sn> <def>A silent or passive assent or submission, or a submission with apparent content; -- distinguished from avowed consent on the one hand, and on the other, from opposition or open discontent; quiet satisfaction.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Crim. Law)</fld> <sd>(a)</sd> <def>Submission to an injury by the party injured.</def> <sd>(b)</sd> <def>Tacit concurrence in the action of another.</def> <rj><au>Wharton.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><-- p. 17 --></p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`qui*es"cen*cy</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The quality of being acquiescent; acquiescence.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`qui*es"cent</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>acquiescens</ets>, <ets>-centis</ets>; p. pr.]</ety> <def>Resting satisfied or submissive; disposed tacitly to submit; assentive; <as>as, an <ex>acquiescent</ex> policy</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`qui*es"cent*ly</hw>, <pos>adv.</pos> <def>In an acquiescent manner.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*qui"et</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <ety>[LL. <ets>acquietare</ets>; L. <ets>ad</ets> + <ets>quies</ets> rest. See <er>Quiet</er> and cf. <er>Acquit</er>.]</ety> <def>To quiet.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q><qex>Acquiet</qex> his mind from stirring you against your own peace.</q> <rj><au>Sir A. Sherley.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*quir"a*bil"i*ty</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The quality of being acquirable; attainableness.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark> <rj><au>Paley.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*quir"a*ble</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Capable of being acquired.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*quire"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Acquired</conjf> <pr>(<?/)</pr>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Acquiring</conjf> <pr>(<?/)</pr>.]</vmorph> <ety>[L. <ets>acquirere</ets>, <ets>acquisitum</ets>; <ets>ad</ets> + <ets>quarere</ets> to seek for. In OE. was a verb <ets>aqueren</ets>, fr. the same, through OF. <ets>aquerre</ets>. See <er>Quest</er>..]</ety> <def>To gain, usually by one's own exertions; to get as one's own; <as>as, to <ex>acquire</ex> a title, riches, knowledge, skill, good or bad habits</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>No virtue is <qex>acquired</qex> in an instant, but step by step.</q> <rj><qau>Barrow.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Descent is the title whereby a man, on the death of his ancestor, <qex>acquires</qex> his estate, by right of representation, as his heir at law.</q> <rj><qau>Blackstone.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- To obtain; gain; attain; procure; win; earn; secure. See <er>Obtain</er>.</syn><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>acquired</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fr>1</fr> <fld>(Biol.)</fld> <def>gotten through environmental forces. Contrasted with <contr>inherited</contr>.</def> <illu><ex>acquired</ex> characteristics cannot be passed on</illu> <conseq>noninheritable (vs. inheritable), nonheritable</conseq><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> nurtural</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*quire"ment</hw> <pr>(-m<eit/nt)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The act of acquiring, or that which is acquired; attainment.</def> \'bdRules for the <xex>acquirement</xex> of a taste.\'b8 <rj><au>Addison.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>His <qex>acquirements</qex> by industry were . . . enriched and enlarged by many excellent endowments of nature.</q> <rj><qau>Hayward.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- <er>Acquisition</er>, <er>Acquirement</er>.</syn> <usage> <xex>Acquirement</xex> is used in opposition to a natural gift or talent; as, eloquence, and skill in music and painting, are <xex>acquirements</xex>; genius is the gift or endowment of nature. It denotes especially <xex>personal</xex> attainments, in opposition to material or external things gained, which are more usually called <xex>acquisitions</xex>; but this distinction is not always observed.</usage><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*quir"er</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>A person who acquires.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*quir"y</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Acquirement.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Barrow.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"qui*site</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>acquisitus</ets>, p. p. of <ets>acquirere</ets>. See <er>Acquire</er>.]</ety> <def>Acquired.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Burton.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`qui*si"tion</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>acquisitio</ets>, fr. <ets>acquirere</ets>: cf. F. <ets>acquisition</ets>. See <er>Acquire</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>The act or process of acquiring.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The <qex>acquisition</qex> or loss of a province.</q> <rj><qau>Macaulay.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <specif>Specifically:</specif> <fld>(Business, Finance)</fld> <def>The purchase of one commercial enterprise by another, whether for cash, or in a trade of stock of the purchasing company for that of the purchased company.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> buyout, takeover.</syn><br/
+[<source>PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>The thing acquired or gained; an acquirement; a gain; <as>as, learning is an <ex>acquisition</ex></as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- See <er>Acquirement</er>.</syn><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*quis"i*tive</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Acquired.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>He died not in his <qex>acquisitive</qex>, but in his native soil.</q> <rj><qau>Wotton.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Able or disposed to make acquisitions; acquiring; <as>as, an <ex>acquisitive</ex> person or disposition</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*quis"i*tive*ly</hw>, <pos>adv.</pos> <def>In the way of acquisition.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*quis"i*tive*ness</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>The quality of being acquisitive; propensity to acquire property; desire of possession.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Phren.)</fld> <def>The faculty to which the phrenologists attribute the desire of acquiring and possessing.</def> <rj><au>Combe.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*quis"i*tor</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>One who acquires.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*quist"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Cf. <er>Acquest</er>.]</ety> <def>Acquisition; gain.</def> <rj><au>Milton.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*quit"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>p. p.</pos> <def>Acquitted; set free; rid of.</def> <mark>[Archaic]</mark> <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*quit"</hw>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Acquitted</conjf>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Acquitting</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[OE. <ets>aquiten</ets>, OF. <ets>aquiter</ets>, F. <ets>acquitter</ets>; <ets><?/</ets> (L. <ets>ad</ets>) + OF. <ets>quiter</ets>, F. <ets>quitter</ets>, to quit. See <er>Quit</er>, and cf. <er>Acquiet</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To discharge, as a claim or debt; to clear off; to pay off; to requite.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>A responsibility that can never be absolutely <qex>acquitted</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>I. Taylor.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To pay for; to atone for.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>To set free, release or discharge from an obligation, duty, liability, burden, or from an accusation or charge; -- now followed by <xex>of</xex> before the charge, formerly by <xex>from</xex>; <as>as, the jury <ex>acquitted</ex> the prisoner; we <ex>acquit</ex> a man of evil intentions.</as></def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>4.</sn> Reflexively: <sd>(a)</sd> <def>To clear one's self.</def> <au>Shak.</au> <sd>(b)</sd> <def>To bear or conduct one's self; to perform one's part; <as>as, the soldier <ex>acquitted</ex> himself well in battle; the orator <ex>acquitted</ex> himself very poorly.</as></def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- To absolve; clear; exonerate; exonerate; exculpate; release; discharge. See <er>Absolve</er>.</syn><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*quit"ment</hw> <pr>(-m<eit/nt)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Cf. OF. <ets>aquitement</ets>.]</ety> <def>Acquittal.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Milton.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*quit"tal</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>The act of acquitting; discharge from debt or obligation; acquittance.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Law)</fld> <def>A setting free, or deliverance from the charge of an offense, by verdict of a jury or sentence of a court.</def> <rj><au>Bouvier.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*quit"tance</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[OF. <ets>aquitance</ets>, fr. <ets>aquiter</ets>. See <er>Acquit</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>The clearing off of debt or obligation; a release or discharge from debt or other liability.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A writing which is evidence of a discharge; a receipt in full, which bars a further demand.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>You can produce <qex>acquittances</qex><br/
+For such a sum, from special officers.</q> <rj><qau>Shak.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*quit"tance</hw>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <def>To acquit.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*quit"ter</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>One who acquits or releases.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>A*cra"ni*a</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[NL., from Gr. <grk>'a</grk> priv. + <?/ skull.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <fld>(Physiol.)</fld> <def>Partial or total absence of the skull.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <pluf>pl.</pluf> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>The lowest group of Vertebrata, including the amphioxus, in which no skull exists.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cra"ni*al</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Wanting a skull.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><mhw>{ <hw>A*crase"</hw>, <hw>A*craze"</hw> }</mhw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <ety>[Pref. <ets>a-</ets> + <ets>crase</ets>; or cf. F. <ets>\'82craser</ets> to crush. See <er>Crase</er>, <er>Craze</er>.]</ety><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>1.</sn> <def>To craze.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Grafton.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To impair; to destroy.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark> <rj><au>Hacket.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><mhw>{ \'d8<hw>A*cra"si*a</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <hw>Ac"ra*sy</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr> }</mhw> <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <grk>akrasia</grk>.]</ety> <def>Excess; intemperance.</def> <mark>[Obs. except in <xex>Med</xex>.]</mark> <rj><au>Farindon.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>A*cras"pe*da</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n. pl.</pos> <ety>[NL., fr. Gr. <grk>'a</grk> priv. + <?/ border.]</ety> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>A group of acalephs, including most of the larger jellyfishes; the Discophora.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A"cre</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[OE. <ets>aker</ets>, AS. <ets>\'91cer</ets>; akin to OS. <ets>accar</ets>, OHG. <ets>achar</ets>, Ger. <ets>acker</ets>, Icel. <ets>akr</ets>, Sw. <ets>\'86ker</ets>, Dan. <ets>ager</ets>, Goth. <ets>akrs</ets>, L. <ets>ager</ets>, Gr. <?/, Skr. <ets>ajra</ets>. \'fb2, 206.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Any field of arable or pasture land.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A piece of land, containing 160 square rods, or 4,840 square yards, or 43,560 square feet. This is the English statute acre. That of the United States is the same. The Scotch <xex>acre</xex> was about 1.26 of the English, and the Irish 1.62 of the English.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><note><hand/ The <xex>acre</xex> was limited to its present definite quantity by statutes of Edward I., Edward III., and Henry VIII.</note><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>Broad acres</b></col>, <cd>many acres, much landed estate.</cd> <mark>[Rhetorical]</mark> -- <col><b>God's acre</b></col>, <cd>God's field; the churchyard.</cd></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>I like that ancient Saxon phrase, which calls<br/
+The burial ground, <qex>God's acre</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Longfellow.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A"cre*a*ble</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Of an acre; per acre; <as>as, the <ex>acreable</ex> produce</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A"cre*age</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Acres collectively; <as>as, the <ex>acreage</ex> of a farm or a country</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A"cred</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Possessing acres or landed property; -- used in composition; <as>as, large-<ex>acred</ex> men</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"rid</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>acer</ets> sharp; prob. assimilated in form to <ets>acid</ets>. See <er>Eager</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Sharp and harsh, or bitter and not, to the taste; pungent; <as>as, <ex>acrid</ex> salts</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Causing heat and irritation; corrosive; <as>as, <ex>acrid</ex> secretions</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>Caustic; bitter; bitterly irritating; <as>as, <ex>acrid</ex> temper, mind, writing</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>Acrid poison</b></col>, <cd>a poison which irritates, corrodes, or burns the parts to which it is applied.</cd></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><mhw>{ <hw>A*crid"i*ty</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <hw>Ac"rid*ness</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr> }</mhw> <pos>n.</pos> <def>The quality of being acrid or pungent; irritant bitterness; extreme bitterness; acrimony; <as>as, the <ex>acridity</ex> of a plant, of a speech</as>.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> acridness</syn><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>having an acrid smell.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> pungency</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"rid*ly</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>adv.</pos> <def>In an acid manner.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Acridotheres</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fr>1</fr> <def>a genus of birds comprising the mynas.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> genus <gen>Acridotheres</gen>.</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Acrilan</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>a strong soft crease-resistant fabric.</def><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"ri*mo"ni*ous</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Cf. LL. <ets>acrimonious</ets>, F. <ets>acrimonieux</ets>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Acrid; corrosive; <as>as, <ex>acrimonious</ex> gall</as>.</def> <mark>[Archaic]</mark> <rj><au>Harvey.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Caustic; bitter-tempered' sarcastic; <as>as, <ex>acrimonious</ex> dispute, language, temper</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`ri*mo"ni*ous*ly</hw>, <pos>adv.</pos> <def>In an acrimonious manner.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`ri*mo"ni*ous*ness</hw>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>The quality of being acrimonious; asperity; acrimony.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"ri*mo*ny</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos>; <plu><it>pl.</it> <plw>Acrimonies</plw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>.</plu> <ety>[L. <ets>acrimonia</ets>, fr. <ets>acer</ets>, sharp: cf. F. <ets>acrimonie</ets>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>A quality of bodies which corrodes or destroys others; also, a harsh or biting sharpness; <as>as, the <ex>acrimony</ex> of the juices of certain plants</as>.</def> <mark>[Archaic]</mark> <rj><au>Bacon.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Sharpness or severity, as of language or temper; irritating bitterness of disposition or manners.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>John the Baptist set himself with much <qex>acrimony</qex> and indignation to baffle this senseless arrogant conceit of theirs.</q> <rj><qau>South.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- <er>Acrimony</er>, <er>Asperity</er>, <er>Harshness</er>, <er>Tartness</er>.</syn> <usage> These words express different degrees of angry feeling or language. <xex>Asperity</xex> and <xex>harshness</xex> arise from angry feelings, connected with a disregard for the feelings of others. <xex>Harshness</xex> usually denotes needless severity or an undue measure of severity. <xex>Acrimony</xex> is a biting sharpness produced by an imbittered spirit. <xex>Tartness</xex> denotes slight asperity and implies some degree of intellectual readiness. <xex>Tartness</xex> of reply; <xex>harshness</xex> of accusation; <xex>acrimony</xex> of invective.</usage><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>In his official letters he expressed, with great <qex>acrimony</qex>, his contempt for the king's character.</q> <rj><qau>Macaulay.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>It is no very cynical <qex>asperity</qex> not to confess obligations where no benefit has been received.</q> <rj><qau>Johnson.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>A just reverence of mankind prevents the growth of <qex>harshness</qex> and brutality.</q> <rj><qau>Shaftesbury.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><mhw>{ \'d8<hw>A*cris"i*a</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <hw>Ac"ri*sy</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, }</mhw> <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[LL. <ets>acrisia</ets>, Gr. <?/; <grk>'a</grk> priv. + <?/ to separate, to decide.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Inability to judge.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <fld>(Med.)</fld> <def>Undecided character of a disease.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>Ac"ri*ta</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n. pl.</pos> <ety>[NL., from Gr. <?/ indiscernible; <grk>'a</grk> priv. + <?/ to distinguish.]</ety> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>The lowest groups of animals, in which no nervous system has been observed.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"ri*tan</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>Of or pertaining to the Acrita.</def> -- <def2><pos>n.</pos> <def>An individual of the Acrita.</def></def2><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"rite</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>Acritan.</def> <rj><au>Owen.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*crit"ic*al</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <grk>'a</grk> priv. + <?/ critical.]</ety> <fld>(Med.)</fld> <def>Having no crisis; giving no indications of a crisis; <as>as, <ex>acritical</ex> symptoms, an <ex>acritical</ex> abscess</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`ri*to*chro"ma*cy</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/ undistinguishable; <grk>'a</grk> priv. + <?/ to separate, distinguish + <?/ color.]</ety> <def>Color blindness; achromatopsy.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"ri*tude</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>acritudo</ets>, from <ets>acer</ets> sharp.]</ety> <def>Acridity; pungency joined with heat.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"ri*ty</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>acritas</ets>, fr. <ets>acer</ets> sharp: cf. F. <ets>\'83cret\'82</ets>.]</ety> <def>Sharpness; keenness.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><mhw>{ <hw>Ac`ro*a*mat"ic</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <hw>Ac`ro*a*mat"ic*al</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, }</mhw> <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/, fr. <?/ to hear.]</ety> <def>Communicated orally; oral; -- applied to the <xex>esoteric</xex> teachings of Aristotle, those intended for his genuine disciples, in distinction from his <xex>exoteric</xex> doctrines, which were adapted to outsiders or the public generally. Hence: Abstruse; profound.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`ro*at"ic</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/, fr. <?/ to hear.]</ety> <def>Same as <er>Acroamatic</er>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"ro*bat</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[F. <ets>acrobate</ets>, fr. Gr. <?/ walking on tiptoe, climbing aloft; <?/ high + <?/ to go.]</ety> <def>One who practices rope dancing, high vaulting, or other daring gymnastic feats.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Acrobates</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fr>1</fr> <def>a genus of mammals.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> genus <gen>Acrobates</gen>.</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`ro*bat"ic</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Cf. F. <ets>acrobatique</ets>.]</ety> <def>Pertaining to an acrobat.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>-- <wordforms><wf>Ac`ro*bat"ic*al*ly</wf>, <pos>adv.</pos></wordforms><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"ro*bat*ism</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Feats of the acrobat; daring gymnastic feats; high vaulting.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`ro*car"pous</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/ extreme, highest + <?/ fruit.]</ety> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <sd>(a)</sd> <def>Having a terminal fructification; having the fruit at the end of the stalk.</def> <sd>(b)</sd> <def>Having the fruit stalks at the end of a leafy stem, as in certain mosses.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>acrocentric</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>having a subterminal centromere</def> <illu>an <ex>acrocentric</ex> chromosome</illu><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`ro*ce*phal"ic</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/ highest + <?/. See <er>Cephalic</er>.]</ety> <def>Characterized by a high skull.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Acrocephalus</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fr>1</fr> <def>a genus of birds.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> genus <gen>Acrocephalus</gen>.</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`ro*ceph"a*ly</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Loftiness of skull.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`ro*ce*rau"ni*an</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>acroceraunius</ets>, fr. Gr. <?/ high, n. pl. <?/ heights + <?/ thunderbolt.]</ety> <def>Of or pertaining to the high mountain range of \'bdthunder-smitten\'b8 peaks (now Kimara), between Epirus and Macedonia.</def> <rj><au>Shelley.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Acroclinium</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fr>1</fr> <def>a genus of herbs and shrubs of Australia and Southern Africa, with an everlasting flower; most species are usually placed in genus <gen>Helipterum</gen>.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> genus Acroclinium</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Acrocomia</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fr>1</fr> <def>a genus of Central and South American feather palms.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> genus Acrocomia</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>Ac`ro*dac"tyl*um</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[NL., from Gr. <?/ topmost + <?/ finger.]</ety> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>The upper surface of the toes, individually.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"ro*dont</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <grk>'a`kros</grk> summit + <grk>'odoy`s</grk>, <grk>'odo`ntos</grk>, a tooth.]</ety> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>One of a group of lizards having the teeth immovably united to the top of the alveolar ridge.</def> -- <def2><pos>a.</pos> <def>Of or pertaining to the acrodonts.</def></def2><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"ro*gen</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <grk>'a`kros</grk> extreme, high + <ets>-gen</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>A plant of the highest class of cryptogams, including the ferns, etc. See <er>Cryptogamia</er>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>The Age of Acrogens</b></col> <fld>(Geol.)</fld>, <cd>the age of coal plants, or the carboniferous era.</cd></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>acrogenic</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fr>1</fr> <def>pertaining to acrogens, flowerless plants (ferns or mosses) in which growth occurs only at the tip of the main stem.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> acrogenous</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*rog"e*nous</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>Increasing by growth from the extremity; <as>as, an <ex>acrogenous</ex> plant</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cro"le*in</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>acer</ets> sharp + <ets>ol\'c7re</ets> to smell.]</ety> <fld>(Chem.)</fld> <def>A limpid, colorless, highly volatile liquid, obtained by the dehydration of glycerin, or the destructive distillation of neutral fats containing glycerin. Its vapors are intensely irritating.</def> <rj><au>Watts.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"ro*lith</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>acrolthus</ets>, Gr. <grk>'akroli`qos</grk> with the ends made of stone; <grk>'a`kros</grk> extreme + <grk>li`qos</grk> stone.]</ety> <fld>(Arch. & Sculp.)</fld> <def>A statue whose extremities are of stone, the trunk being generally of wood.</def> <rj><au>Elmes.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><mhw>{ <hw>A*crol"i*than</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <hw>Ac`ro*lith"ic</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, }</mhw> <pos>a.</pos> <def>Pertaining to, or like, an acrolith.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`ro*meg"a*ly</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[NL. <ets>acromegalia</ets>, fr. Gr. <grk>'a`kron</grk> point, peak + <?/, <?/, big.]</ety> <fld>(Med.)</fld> <def>Chronic enlargement of the extremities and face.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cro"mi*al</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Cf. F. <ets>acromial</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Anat.)</fld> <def>Of or pertaining to the acromion.</def> <rj><au>Dunglison.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>A*cro"mi*on</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/; <grk>'a`kros</grk> extreme + <?/ shoulder: cf. F. <ets>acromion</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Anat.)</fld> <def>The outer extremity of the shoulder blade.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`ro*mon`o*gram*mat"ic</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <grk>'a`kros</grk> extreme + <?/ alone + <?/ a letter.]</ety> <def>Having each verse begin with the same letter as that with which the preceding verse ends.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><mhw>{ <hw>A*cron"yc</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <hw>A*cron"ych*al</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, }</mhw> <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <grk>'akro`nychos</grk> at nightfall; <grk>'a`kros</grk> + <grk>ny`x</grk> night.]</ety> <fld>(Astron.)</fld> <def>Rising at sunset and setting at sunrise, as a star; -- opposed to <ant>cosmical</ant>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><note><hand/ The word is sometimes incorrectly written <xex>acronical</xex>, <xex>achronychal</xex>, <xex>acronichal</xex>, and <xex>acronical</xex>.</note><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cron"yc*al*ly</hw>, <pos>adv.</pos> <def>In an acronycal manner as rising at the setting of the sun, and <xex>vice versa</xex>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"ro*nyc"tous</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <grk>'akro`nyktos</grk>; <grk>'a`kros</grk> + <grk>ny`x</grk>, <grk>nykto`s</grk>, night.]</ety> <fld>(Astron.)</fld> <def>Acronycal.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*crook"</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>adv.</pos> <def>Crookedly.</def> <mark>[R.]</mark> <rj><au>Udall.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*crop"e*tal</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <grk>'a`kros</grk> summit + L. <ets>petere</ets> to seek.]</ety> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>Developing from below towards the apex, or from the circumference towards the center; centripetal; -- said of certain inflorescence.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*croph"o*ny</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <grk>'a`kros</grk> extreme + <?/ sound.]</ety> <def>The use of a picture symbol of an object to represent phonetically the initial sound of the name of the object.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>Ac`ro*po"di*um</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <grk>'a`kros</grk> topmost + <grk>poy`s</grk>, <grk>podo`s</grk>, foot.]</ety> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>The entire upper surface of the foot.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*crop"o*lis</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <grk>'akro`polis</grk>; <grk>'a`kros</grk> extreme + <grk>po`lis</grk> city.]</ety> <def>The upper part, or the citadel, of a Grecian city; especially, the citadel of Athens.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"ro*pol"i*tan</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Pertaining to an acropolis.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"ro*spire</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/ + <?/ anything twisted.]</ety> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>The sprout at the end of a seed when it begins to germinate; the plumule in germination; -- so called from its spiral form.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"ro*spire</hw>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <def>To put forth the first sprout.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"ro*spore</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/ + <?/ fruit.]</ety> <fld>(Bot.)</fld> <def>A spore borne at the extremity of the cells of fructification in fungi.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"ro*spor"ous</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Having acrospores.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cross"</hw> <pr>(#; 115)</pr>, <pos>prep.</pos> <ety>[Pref. <ets>a-</ets> + <ets>cross</ets>: cf. F. <ets>en croix</ets>. See Cross, <pos>n.</pos>]</ety> <def>From side to side; athwart; crosswise, or in a direction opposed to the length; quite over; <as>as, a bridge laid <ex>across</ex> a river</as>.</def> <rj><au>Dryden.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>To come across</b></col>, <cd>to come upon or meet incidentally.</cd> <au>Freeman.</au> -- <col><b>To go across the country</b></col>, <cd>to go by a direct course across a region without following the roads.</cd></cs><-- = to go cross country. --><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cross"</hw>, <pos>adv.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>From side to side; crosswise; <as>as, with arms folded <ex>across</ex></as>.</def> <rj><au>Shak.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Obliquely; athwart; amiss; awry.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The squint-eyed Pharisees look <qex>across</qex> at all the actions of Christ.</q> <rj><qau>Bp. Hall.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>across-the-board</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>broad in scope or content</def> <ant>limited, exclusive</ant><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> all-embracing, all-inclusive, blanket(prenominal), broad, complete, global, panoptic, wide</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cros"tic</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/; <?/ extreme + <?/ order, line, verse.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>A composition, usually in verse, in which the first or the last letters of the lines, or certain other letters, taken in order, form a name, word, phrase, or motto.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A Hebrew poem in which the lines or stanzas begin with the letters of the alphabet in regular order (as Psalm cxix.). See <er>Abecedarian</er>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>Double acrostic</b></col>, <cd>a species of enigma<-- crossword puzzle -->, in which words are to be guessed whose initial and final letters form other words.</cd></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><mhw>{ <hw>A*cros"tic</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <hw>A*cros"tic*al</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, }</mhw> <pos>n.</pos> <def>Pertaining to, or characterized by, acrostics.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cros"tic*al*ly</hw>, <pos>adv.</pos> <def>After the manner of an acrostic.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>Ac`ro*tar"si*um</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[NL., from Gr. <?/ topmost + <?/ tarsus.]</ety> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>The instep or front of the tarsus.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><-- p. 18 --></p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`ro*te*leu"tic</hw> <pr>(<acr/k`r<osl/*t<esl/*l<umac/"t<icr/k)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <grk>'a`kros</grk> extreme + <grk>teley`th</grk> end.]</ety> <fld>(Eccles.)</fld> <def>The end of a verse or psalm, or something added thereto, to be sung by the people, by way of a response.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"ro*ter</hw> <pr>(<acr/k`r<osl/*t<etil/r <it>or</it> <adot/*kr<omac/*t<etil/r)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[F. <ets>acrot\'8are</ets>. See <er>Acroterium</er>.]</ety> <fld>(Arch.)</fld> <def>Same as <er>Acroterium</er>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`ro*te"ri*al</hw> <pr>(<acr/k`r<osl/*t<emac/"r<icr/*<ait/l)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Pertaining to an acroterium; <as>as, <ex>acroterial</ex> ornaments</as>.</def> <rj><au>P. Cyc.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>Ac`ro*te`ri*um</hw> <pr>(-<ucr/m)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos>; <plu><it>pl.</it> <plw>Acroteria</plw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>.</plu> <ety>[L., fr. Gr. <grk>'akrwth`rion</grk> summit, fr. <grk>'a`kros</grk> topmost.]</ety> <fld>(Arch.)</fld> <sd>(a)</sd> <def>One of the small pedestals, for statues or other ornaments, placed on the apex and at the basal angles of a pediment. Acroteria are also sometimes placed upon the gables in Gothic architecture.</def> <au>J. H. Parker.</au> <sd>(b)</sd> <def>One of the pedestals, for vases or statues, forming a part roof balustrade.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*crot"ic</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/ an extreme, fr. <?/.]</ety> <fld>(Med.)</fld> <def>Pertaining to or affecting the surface.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"ro*tism</hw> <pr>(<acr/k"r<osl/*t<icr/z'm)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <grk>'a</grk> priv. + <grk>kro`tos</grk> a rattling, beating.]</ety> <fld>(Med.)</fld> <def>Lack or defect of pulsation.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*crot"o*mous</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <grk>'akro`tomos</grk> cut off sharp; <grk>'a`kros</grk> extreme + <grk>te`mnein</grk> to cut.]</ety> <fld>(Min.)</fld> <def>Having a cleavage parallel with the base.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cryl"ic</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fld>(Chem.)</fld> <def>Of or containing <xex>acryl</xex>, the hypothetical radical of which acrolein is the hydride; <as>as, <ex>acrylic</ex> acid</as>. The characteristic residue in an acrylic compound is the carbonyl group attached directly to an ethylenic carbon.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>same as <er>acrylic resin</er>.</def><br/
+[<source>PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>same as <er>acrylic fiber</er>.</def><br/
+[<source>PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>a paint in which the pigment is suspended in a solution of an <er>acrylic resin</er>, which dries to a hard film on exposure to air.</def><br/
+[<source>PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>5.</sn> <def>a painting made using an acrylic paint.</def><br/
+[<source>PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>A*cryl"ic re"sin</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fld>(Chem.)</fld> <def>a thermoplastic made by polymerization of acrylic acid or methacrylic acid or some derivative of these (such as the esters or amides). It can be formed into a clear hard plastic, and is the basis for the commercial plastics called <tradename>Lucite</tradename> and <tradename>Plexiglass</tradename>.</def><br/
+[<source>PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>acrylonitrile</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>a colorless liquid compound (<chform>H2C:CH.CN</chform>); used as raw material for acrylic fibers, and as a solvent.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> vinyl cyanide, cyanoethylene, 2-propenenitrile</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source> <source>+PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Act</hw> <pr>(<acr/kt)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[L. <ets>actus</ets>, fr. <ets>agere</ets> to drive, do: cf. F. <ets>acte</ets>. See <er>Agent</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>That which is done or doing; the exercise of power, or the effect, of which power exerted is the cause; a performance; a deed.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>That best portion of a good man's life,<br/
+His little, nameless, unremembered <qex>acts</qex><br/
+Of kindness and of love.</q> <rj><qau>Wordsworth.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>Hence, in specific uses: <sd>(a)</sd> <def>The result of public deliberation; the decision or determination of a legislative body, council, court of justice, etc.; a decree, edit, law, judgment, resolve, award; <as>as, an <ex>act</ex> of Parliament, or of Congress</as>.</def> <sd>(b)</sd> <def>A formal solemn writing, expressing that something has been done.</def> <au>Abbott.</au> <sd>(c)</sd> <def>A performance of part of a play; one of the principal divisions of a play or dramatic work in which a certain definite part of the action is completed.</def> <sd>(d)</sd> <def>A thesis maintained in public, in some English universities, by a candidate for a degree, or to show the proficiency of a student.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>A state of reality or real existence as opposed to a possibility or possible existence.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>The seeds of plants are not at first in <qex>act</qex>, but in possibility, what they afterward grow to be.</q> <rj><qau>Hooker.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>Process of doing; action. <xex>In act</xex>, in the very doing; on the point of (doing).</def> \'bd<xex>In act</xex> to shoot.\'b8 <rj><au>Dryden.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>This woman was taken . . . in the very <qex>act</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>John viii. 4.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>Act of attainder</b></col>. <fld>(Law)</fld> <cd>See <er>Attainder</er>.</cd> -- <col><b>Act of bankruptcy</b></col> <fld>(Law)</fld>, <cd>an act of a debtor which renders him liable to be adjudged a bankrupt.</cd> -- <col><b>Act of faith</b></col>. <fld>(Ch. Hist.)</fld> <cd>See <er>Auto-da-F\'82</er>.</cd> -- <col><b>Act of God</b></col> <fld>(Law)</fld>, <cd>an inevitable accident; such extraordinary interruption of the usual course of events as is not to be looked for in advance, and against which ordinary prudence could not guard.</cd> -- <col><b>Act of grace</b></col>, <cd>an expression often used to designate an act declaring pardon or amnesty to numerous offenders, as at the beginning of a new reign.</cd> -- <col><b>Act of indemnity</b></col>, <cd>a statute passed for the protection of those who have committed some illegal act subjecting them to penalties.</cd> <au>Abbott.</au> -- <col><b>Act in pais</b></col>, <cd>a thing done out of court (anciently, in <xex>the country</xex>), and not a matter of record.</cd></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><syn><b>Syn.</b> -- See <er>Action</er>.</syn><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Act</hw>, <pos>v. t.</pos> <vmorph>[<pos>imp. & p. p.</pos> <conjf>Acted</conjf>; <pos>p. pr. & vb. n.</pos> <conjf>Acting</conjf>.]</vmorph> <ety>[L. <ets>actus</ets>, p. p. of <ets>agere</ets> to drive, lead, do; but influenced by E. <ets>act</ets>, n.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To move to action; to actuate; to animate.</def> <mark>[Obs.]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Self-love, the spring of motion, <qex>acts</qex> the soul.</q> <rj><qau>Pope.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To perform; to execute; to do.</def> <mark>[Archaic]</mark><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>That we <qex>act</qex> our temporal affairs with a desire no greater than our necessity.</q> <rj><qau>Jer. Taylor.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Industry doth beget by producing good habits, and facility of <qex>acting</qex> things expedient for us to do.</q> <rj><qau>Barrow.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>Uplifted hands that at convenient times<br/
+Could <qex>act</qex> extortion and the worst of crimes.</q> <rj><qau>Cowper.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>To perform, as an actor; to represent dramatically on the stage.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>To assume the office or character of; to play; to personate; <as>as, to <ex>act</ex> the hero</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>5.</sn> <def>To feign or counterfeit; to simulate.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>With <qex>acted</qex> fear the villain thus pursued.</q> <rj><qau>Dryden.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><col><b>To act a part</b></col>, <cd>to sustain the part of one of the characters in a play; hence, to simulate; to dissemble.</cd> -- <col><b>To act the part of</b></col>, <cd>to take the character of; to fulfill the duties of.</cd></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Act</hw>, <pos>v. i.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>To exert power; to produce an effect; <as>as, the stomach <ex>acts</ex> upon food</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>To perform actions; to fulfill functions; to put forth energy; to move, as opposed to remaining at rest; to carry into effect a determination of the will.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>He hangs between, in doubt to <qex>act</qex> or rest.</q> <rj><qau>Pope.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>3.</sn> <def>To behave or conduct, as in morals, private duties, or public offices; to bear or deport one's self; <as>as, we know not why he has <ex>acted</ex> so</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>4.</sn> <def>To perform on the stage; to represent a character.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>To show the world how Garrick did not <qex>act</qex>.</q> <rj><qau>Cowper.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><cs><mcol><col><b>To act as</b></col> <it>or</it> <col><b>To act for</b></col></mcol>, <cd>to do the work of; to serve as.</cd> -- <col><b>To act on</b></col>, <cd>to regulate one's conduct according to.</cd> -- <col><b>To act up to</b></col>, <cd>to equal in action; to fulfill in practice; <as>as, he has <ex>acted up to</ex> his engagement or his advantages</as>.</cd><-- to act up, to misbehave --></cs><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Act"a*ble</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Capable of being acted.</def>
+ <rj><qau>Tennyson.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Actaea</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fr>1</fr> <def>baneberry.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> genus Actaea</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>ACTH</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>a growth hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland; stimulates the adrenal cortex.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> adrenocorticotropic hormone, adrenocorticotrophic hormone, adrenocorticotropin, adrenocorticotrophin, corticotropin, corticotrophin</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Actias</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fr>1</fr> <def>luna moths.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> genus Actias</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"ti*nal</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/, <?/, ray.]</ety> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>Pertaining to the part of a radiate animal which contains the mouth.</def> <rj><au>L. Agassiz.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>Ac`ti*na"ri*a</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n. pl.</pos> <ety>[NL., from Gr. <?/, <?/, ray.]</ety> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>An order of Anthozoa, including those which have simple tentacles and do not form stony corals. Sometimes, in a wider sense, applied to all the Anthozoa, expert the Alcyonaria, whether forming corals or not.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Act"ing</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>Operating in any way.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>Doing duty for another; officiating; <as>as, an <ex>acting</ex> superintendent</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>Ac*tin"i*a</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos>; <plu><it>pl.</it> L. <plw>Actini\'91</plw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, E. <plw>Actinias</plw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>.</plu> <ety>[Latinized fr. Gr. <?/, <?/, ray.]</ety> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <sd>(a)</sd> <def>An animal of the class Anthozoa, and family <fam>Actinid\'91</fam>. From a resemblance to flowers in form and color, they are often called <altname>animal flowers</altname> and <altname>sea anemones</altname>. [See <er>Polyp</er>.].</def> <sd>(b)</sd> <def>A genus in the family <fam>Actinid\'91</fam>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>actinian</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>any sea anemone or related animal.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> actinia, actiniarian</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Actiniaria</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fr>1</fr> <def>the order comprising sea anemones.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> order <ord>Actiniaria</ord>, Actinaria, order <ord>Actinaria</ord></syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>actiniarian</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>any sea anemone or related animal.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> actinia, actinian</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*tin"ic</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Of or pertaining to actinism; <as>as, <ex>actinic</ex> rays</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Actinidia</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fr>1</fr> <def>a small Asiatic woody vine bearing many-seeded fruit.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> genus <gen>Actinidia</gen>.</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Actinidiaceae</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fr>1</fr> <def>tropical trees or shrubs or woody vines.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> family Actinidiaceae</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*tin"i*form</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/, <?/, ray + <ets>-form</ets>.]</ety> <def>Having a radiated form, like a sea anemone.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Actiniopteris</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fr>1</fr> <def>a genus of terrestrial ferns of tropical Asia and Africa.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> genus <gen>Actiniopteris</gen>.</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"tin*ism</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/, <?/ ray.]</ety> <def>The property of radiant energy (found chiefly in solar or electric light) by which chemical changes are produced, as in photography.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*tin"i*um</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/, <?/, ray.]</ety> <fld>(Chem.)</fld> <def>A supposed metal, said by Phipson to be contained in commercial zinc; -- so called because certain of its compounds are darkened by exposure to light.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`ti*no-chem"is*try</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <def>Chemistry in its relations to actinism.</def> <rj><au>Draper.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*tin"o*gram</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/, <?/, ray + <ets>-gram</ets>.]</ety> <def>A record made by the actinograph.</def><br/ <mark>[Obsolescent]</mark>
+[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*tin"o*graph</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/, <?/, ray + <ets>-graph</ets>.]</ety> <def>An instrument for measuring and recording the variations in the <xex>actinic</xex> or chemical force of rays of light.</def> <rj><au>Nichol.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"tin*oid</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/, <?/, ray + <ets>-oid</ets>.]</ety> <def>Having the form of rays; radiated, as an actinia.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*tin"o*lite</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/, <?/, ray + <ets>-lite</ets>.]</ety> <fld>(Min.)</fld> <def>A bright green variety of amphibole occurring usually in fibrous or columnar masses.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`tin*o*lit"ic</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <fld>(Min.)</fld> <def>Of the nature of, or containing, actinolite.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`ti*nol"o*gy</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/, <?/, ray + <ets>-logy</ets>.]</ety> <def>The science which treats of rays of light, especially of the actinic or chemical rays.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*tin"o*mere</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/, <?/, ray + <?/ part.]</ety> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>One of the radial segments composing the body of one of the C\'d2lenterata.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`ti*nom"e*ter</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/, <?/, ray + <ets>-meter</ets>]</ety> <sd>(a)</sd> <def>An instrument for measuring the direct heating power of the sun's rays.</def> <sd>(b)</sd> <def>An instrument for measuring the actinic effect of rays of light.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`ti*no*met"ric</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <def>Pertaining to the measurement of the intensity of the solar rays, either <it>(a)</it> heating, or <it>(b)</it> actinic.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`ti*nom"e*try</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>The measurement of the force of solar radiation.</def> <rj><au>Maury.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>The measurement of the chemical or actinic energy of light.</def> <rj><au>Abney.</au></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Actinomycetales</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fr>1</fr> <def>filamentous or rod-shaped bacteria.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> order Actinomycetales</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>actinomycetes</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>branched gram-positive bacteria, often found in soil, some of which are pathogenic for humans and animals.</def> <note>some species have been found to produce metabolites which are useful in medicine. Many species of these bacteria have been isolated and extensively screened by pharmaceutical companies and university research groups for production of useful therapeutic agents. Among the agent produced by actinomycetes are tetracyclines, streptomycin, avermectin, and thienamycin</note><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>actinomycetous</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>of or pertaining to actinomycetes.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> actinomycetal</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>actinomycin</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[From <ets>actinomyces</ets>, the genus of the organism in which they were first found.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>any of various red antibiotics isolated from soil bacteria with a three-ring heterocyclic nucleus with an attached peptide chain.</def> <note>Actinomycin D is the most well-known and has been used to treat certain tumors. They act by binding to DNA and inhibiting the transcription of RNA. Their binding to DNA has been much studied.</note><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> actinomycin</syn> <stype>actinomycin C</stype> <stype>actinomycin F<subs>1</subs></stype> <stype>actinomycin D</stype><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>actinomycin D</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[From <ets>actinomyces</ets>, the genus of the organism in which they were first found.]</ety> <def>The most well-known of the actinomycins (<chform>C62H86N12O16</chform>), a class of antibiotics which act by binding to DNA and inhibiting synthesis of RNA; they act agains gram-positive bacteria and many eukaryotic organisma. <ex>Actinomycin D</ex> has been used in human medicine to treat certain tumors.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> dactinomycin, actinomycin IV, Cosmegen[trade name], actinomycin C<subs>1</subs>, actinomycin I<subs>1</subs></syn><br/
+[<source>PJC</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`ti*no*my*co"sis</hw> <pr>(<acr/k`t<icr/*n<osl/*m<imac/*k<omac/"s<icr/s)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[NL.]</ety> <fld>(Med.)</fld> <def>A chronic infectious disease of cattle and man due to infection with actinomycetes, especially by <spn>Actinomyces bovis</spn> in cattle and by <spn>Actinomyces israeli</spn> or <spn>Arachnia propionica</spn> in man. It is characterized by hard swellings usually in the mouth and jaw. In man the disease may also affect the abdomen or thorax. Called also <altname>lumpy jaw</altname> or <altname>big jaw</altname>.</def><br/
+[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source> + <source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`ti*no*my*cot"ic</hw> <pos>adj.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>of or pertaining to actinomycosis.</def><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Actinomyxidia</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>an order comprising parasites of worms.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> order <ord>Actinomyxidia</ord>.</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>actinomyxidian</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>a type of parasite of worms.</def><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*tin"o*phone</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/, <?/, ray + <?/ voice.]</ety> <fld>(Physics)</fld> <def>An apparatus for the production of sound by the action of the actinic, or ultraviolet, rays.</def><br/
+[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*tin`o*phon"ic</hw> <pr>(?)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <fld>(Physics)</fld> <def>Pertaining to, or causing the production of, sound by means of the actinic, or ultraviolet, rays; <as>as, <ex>actinophonic</ex> phenomena</as>.</def><br/
+[<source>Webster 1913 Suppl.</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`ti*noph"o*rous</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/, <?/, ray + <grk>fe`rein</grk> to bear.]</ety> <def>Having straight projecting spines.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>actinopod</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <def>protozoa having stiff rodlike radiating pseudopods.</def><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Actinopoda</hw> <pos>n.</pos> <sn>1.</sn> <fr>1</fr> <def>heliozoans; radiolarians.</def><br/
+<syn><b>Syn. --</b> subclass Actinopoda</syn><br/
+[<source>WordNet 1.5</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*tin"o*some</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/ ray + <?/ body.]</ety> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>The entire body of a c\'d2lenterate.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"tin*ost</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/, <?/, ray + <?/ bone.]</ety> <fld>(Anat.)</fld> <def>One of the bones at the base of a paired fin of a fish.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac*tin"o*stome</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/, <?/, a ray + <?/ mouth.]</ety> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>The mouth or anterior opening of a c\'d2lenterate animal.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>Ac`ti*not"ro*cha</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n. pl.</pos> <ety>[NL.; Gr. <?/, <?/, a ray + <?/ a ring.]</ety> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>A peculiar larval form of <gen>Phoronis</gen>, a genus of marine worms, having a circle of ciliated tentacles.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>Ac"ti*no*zo"a</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n. pl.</pos> <ety>[Gr. <?/, <?/, ray + <grk>zw^on</grk> animal.]</ety> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>A group of C\'d2lenterata, comprising the Anthozoa and Ctenophora. The sea anemone, or actinia, is a familiar example.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac`ti*no*zo"al</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>a.</pos> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>Of or pertaining to the Actinozoa.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>Ac"ti*no*zo"\'94n</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>One of the Actinozoa.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p>\'d8<hw>Ac*tin"u*la</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n. pl.</pos> <ety>[NL., fr. Gr. <?/, <?/, a ray.]</ety> <fld>(Zo\'94l.)</fld> <def>A kind of embryo of certain hydroids (<gen>Tubularia</gen>), having a stellate form.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><hw>Ac"tion</hw> <pr>(<?/)</pr>, <pos>n.</pos> <ety>[OF. <ets>action</ets>, L. <ets>actio</ets>, fr. <ets>agere</ets> to do. See <er>Act</er>.]</ety> <sn>1.</sn> <def>A process or condition of acting or moving, as opposed to rest; the doing of something; exertion of power or force, as when one body acts on another; the effect of power exerted on one body by another; agency; activity; operation; <as>as, the <ex>action</ex> of heat; a man of <ex>action</ex>.</as></def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q>One wise in council, one in <qex>action</qex> brave.</q> <rj><qau>Pope.</qau></rj><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><sn>2.</sn> <def>An act; a thing done; a deed; an enterprise. <plu>(pl.)</plu>: Habitual deeds; hence, conduct; behavior; demeanor.</def><br/
+[<source>1913 Webster</source>]</p>
+
+<p><q&g