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abase

abase
(a.) To lower or depress; to throw or cast down; as, to abase the eye.
(a.) 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.

abate

abate
(n.) Abatement.
(v. t.) To beat down; to overthrow.
(v. t.) 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, to abate a demand; to abate pride, zeal, hope.
(v. t.) To deduct; to omit; as, to abate something from a price.
(v. t.) To blunt.
(v. t.) To reduce in estimation; to deprive.
(v. t.) To bring entirely down or put an end to; to do away with; as, to abate a nuisance, to abate a writ.
(v. t.) To diminish; to reduce. Legacies are liable to be abated entirely or in proportion, upon a deficiency of assets.
(v. t.) To decrease, or become less in strength or violence; as, pain abates, a storm abates.
(v. t.) To be defeated, or come to naught; to fall through; to fail; as, a writ abates.

abele

abele
(n.) The white poplar (Populus alba).

abide

abide
(v. i.) To wait; to pause; to delay.
(v. i.) To stay; to continue in a place; to have one's abode; to dwell; to sojourn; -- with with before a person, and commonly with at or in before a place.
(v. i.) To remain stable or fixed in some state or condition; to continue; to remain.
(v. t.) To wait for; to be prepared for; to await; to watch for; as, I abide my time.
(v. t.) To endure; to sustain; to submit to.
(v. t.) To bear patiently; to tolerate; to put up with.
(v. t.) To stand the consequences of; to answer for; to suffer for.

abime

abime
(n.) Alt. of Abyme

abode

abode
Pret. of Abide.
(imp. & p. p.) of Abide
(n.) Act of waiting; delay.
(n.) Stay or continuance in a place; sojourn.
(n.) Place of continuance, or where one dwells; abiding place; residence; a dwelling; a habitation.
(v. i.) To be ominous.
(v. t.) An omen.
(v. t.) To bode; to foreshow.

above

above
(adv.) In a higher place; overhead; into or from heaven; as, the clouds above.
(adv.) Earlier in order; higher in the same page; hence, in a foregoing page.
(adv.) Higher in rank or power; as, he appealed to the court above.
(adv.) More than; as, above five hundred were present.
(prep.) In or to a higher place; higher than; on or over the upper surface; over; -- opposed to below or beneath.
(prep.) Figuratively, higher than; superior to in any respect; surpassing; beyond; higher in measure or degree than; as, things above comprehension; above mean actions; conduct above reproach.
(prep.) Surpassing in number or quantity; more than; as, above a hundred. (Passing into the adverbial sense. See Above, adv., 4.)

abuse

abuse
(v. t.) 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, to abuse inherited gold; to make an excessive use of; as, to abuse one's authority.
(v. t.) To use ill; to maltreat; to act injuriously to; to punish or to tax excessively; to hurt; as, to abuse prisoners, to abuse one's powers, one's patience.
(v. t.) To revile; to reproach coarsely; to disparage.
(v. t.) To dishonor.
(v. t.) To violate; to ravish.
(v. t.) To deceive; to impose on.
(v. t.) Improper treatment or use; application to a wrong or bad purpose; misuse; as, an abuse of our natural powers; an abuse of civil rights, or of privileges or advantages; an abuse of language.
(v. t.) Physical ill treatment; injury.
(v. t.) A corrupt practice or custom; offense; crime; fault; as, the abuses in the civil service.
(v. t.) Vituperative words; coarse, insulting speech; abusive language; virulent condemnation; reviling.
(v. t.) Violation; rape; as, abuse of a female child.

acute

acute
(a.) Sharp at the end; ending in a sharp point; pointed; -- opposed to blunt or obtuse; as, an acute angle; an acute leaf.
(a.) Having nice discernment; perceiving or using minute distinctions; penetrating; clever; shrewd; -- opposed to dull or stupid; as, an acute observer; acute remarks, or reasoning.
(a.) Having nice or quick sensibility; susceptible to slight impressions; acting keenly on the senses; sharp; keen; intense; as, a man of acute eyesight, hearing, or feeling; acute pain or pleasure.
(a.) High, or shrill, in respect to some other sound; -- opposed to grave or low; as, an acute tone or accent.
(a.) Attended with symptoms of some degree of severity, and coming speedily to a crisis; -- opposed to chronic; as, an acute disease.
(v. t.) To give an acute sound to; as, he acutes his rising inflection too much.

adage

adage
(n.) An old saying, which has obtained credit by long use; a proverb.

addle

addle
(a.) Having lost the power of development, and become rotten, as eggs; putrid. Hence: Unfruitful or confused, as brains; muddled.
(n.) Liquid filth; mire.
(n.) Lees; dregs.
(v. t. & i.) To make addle; to grow addle; to muddle; as, he addled his brain.
(v. t. & i.) To earn by labor.
(v. t. & i.) To thrive or grow; to ripen.

adele

adele
Woman's given name

adige

adige
A river in northern Italy that flows southeast into the Adriatic Sea; "Verona is on the Adige"

adobe

adobe
(n.) An unburnt brick dried in the sun; also used as an adjective, as, an adobe house, in Texas or New Mexico.

adore

adore
(v. t.) To worship with profound reverence; to pay divine honors to; to honor as deity or as divine.
(v. t.) To love in the highest degree; to regard with the utmost esteem and affection; to idolize.
(v. t.) To adorn.

adure

adure
(v. t.) To burn up.

aerie

aerie
(n.) The nest of a bird of prey, as of an eagle or hawk; also a brood of such birds; eyrie. Shak. Also fig.: A human residence or resting place perched like an eagle's nest.

afore

afore
(adv.) Before.
(adv.) In the fore part of a vessel.
(prep.) Before (in all its senses).
(prep.) Before; in front of; farther forward than; as, afore the windlass.

agape

agape
(adv. & a.) Gaping, as with wonder, expectation, or eager attention.
(n.) The love feast of the primitive Christians, being a meal partaken of in connection with the communion.

agate

agate
(adv.) On the way; agoing; as, to be agate; to set the bells agate.
(n.) A semipellucid, uncrystallized variety of quartz, presenting various tints in the same specimen. Its colors are delicately arranged in stripes or bands, or blended in clouds.
(n.) A kind of type, larger than pearl and smaller than nonpareil; in England called ruby.
(n.) A diminutive person; so called in allusion to the small figures cut in agate for rings and seals.
(n.) A tool used by gold-wire drawers, bookbinders, etc.; -- so called from the agate fixed in it for burnishing.

agave

agave
(n.) A genus of plants (order Amaryllidaceae) of which the chief species is the maguey or century plant (A. Americana), wrongly called Aloe. It is from ten to seventy years, according to climate, in attaining maturity, when it produces a gigantic flower stem, sometimes forty feet in height, and perishes. The fermented juice is the pulque of the Mexicans; distilled, it yields mescal. A strong thread and a tough paper are made from the leaves, and the wood has many uses.
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