(n.) An alloy (usually yellow) of copper and zinc, in variable proportion, but often containing two parts of copper to one part of zinc. It sometimes contains tin, and rarely other metals.
(n.) A journal bearing, so called because frequently made of brass. A brass is often lined with a softer metal, when the latter is generally called a white metal lining. See Axle box, Journal Box, and Bearing.
(n.) Coin made of copper, brass, or bronze.
(n.) Impudence; a brazen face.
(n.) Utensils, ornaments, or other articles of brass.
(n.) A brass plate engraved with a figure or device. Specifically, one used as a memorial to the dead, and generally having the portrait, coat of arms, etc.
(n.) Lumps of pyrites or sulphuret of iron, the color of which is near to that of brass.
(n.) A game played on a chessboard, by two persons, with two differently colored sets of men, sixteen in each set. Each player has a king, a queen, two bishops, two knights, two castles or rooks, and eight pawns.
(n.) A species of brome grass (Bromus secalinus) which is a troublesome weed in wheat fields, and is often erroneously regarded as degenerate or changed wheat; it bears a very slight resemblance to oats, and if reaped and ground up with wheat, so as to be used for food, is said to produce narcotic effects; -- called also cheat and Willard's bromus.
(n.) A group of individuals ranked together as possessing common characteristics; as, the different classes of society; the educated class; the lower classes.
(n.) A number of students in a school or college, of the same standing, or pursuing the same studies.
(n.) A comprehensive division of animate or inanimate objects, grouped together on account of their common characteristics, in any classification in natural science, and subdivided into orders, families, tribes, genera, etc.
(n.) A set; a kind or description, species or variety.
(n.) One of the sections into which a church or congregation is divided, and which is under the supervision of a class leader.
(n.) To arrange in classes; to classify or refer to some class; as, to class words or passages.
(n.) To divide into classes, as students; to form into, or place in, a class or classes.
(a.) Not parallel; lying or falling athwart; transverse; oblique; intersecting.
(a.) Not accordant with what is wished or expected; interrupting; adverse; contrary; thwarting; perverse.
(a.) Characterized by, or in a state of, peevishness, fretfulness, or ill humor; as, a cross man or woman.
(a.) Made in an opposite direction, or an inverse relation; mutually inverse; interchanged; as, cross interrogatories; cross marriages, as when a brother and sister marry persons standing in the same relation to each other.
(n.) A gibbet, consisting of two pieces of timber placed transversely upon one another, in various forms, as a T, or +, with the horizontal piece below the upper end of the upright, or as an X. It was anciently used in the execution of criminals.
(n.) The sign or mark of the cross, made with the finger, or in ink, etc., or actually represented in some material; the symbol of Christ's death; the ensign and chosen symbol of Christianity, of a Christian people, and of Christendom.
(n.) Affiction regarded as a test of patience or virtue; trial; disappointment; opposition; misfortune.
(n.) A piece of money stamped with the figure of a cross, also, that side of such a piece on which the cross is stamped; hence, money in general.
(n.) An appendage or ornament or anything in the form of a cross; a badge or ornamental device of the general shape of a cross; hence, such an ornament, even when varying considerably from that form; thus, the Cross of the British Order of St. George and St. Michael consists of a central medallion with seven arms radiating from it.
(n.) A monument in the form of a cross, or surmounted by a cross, set up in a public place; as, a market cross; a boundary cross; Charing Cross in London.
(n.) A common heraldic bearing, of which there are many varieties. See the Illustration, above.
(n.) The crosslike mark or symbol used instead of a signature by those unable to write.
(n.) Church lands.
(n.) A line drawn across or through another line.
(n.) A mixing of breeds or stock, especially in cattle breeding; or the product of such intermixture; a hybrid of any kind.
(n.) An instrument for laying of offsets perpendicular to the main course.
(n.) A pipe-fitting with four branches the axes of which usually form's right angle.
(prep.) Athwart; across.
(v. i.) To lie or be athwart.
(v. i.) To move or pass from one side to the other, or from place to place; to make a transit; as, to cross from New York to Liverpool.
(v. i.) To be inconsistent.
(v. i.) To interbreed, as races; to mix distinct breeds.
(v. t.) To put across or athwart; to cause to intersect; as, to cross the arms.
(v. t.) To lay or draw something, as a line, across; as, to cross the letter t.
(v. t.) To pass from one side to the other of; to pass or move over; to traverse; as, to cross a stream.
(v. t.) To pass, as objects going in an opposite direction at the same time.
(v. t.) To run counter to; to thwart; to obstruct; to hinder; to clash or interfere with.
(v. t.) To interfere and cut off; to debar.
(v. t.) To make the sign of the cross upon; -- followed by the reflexive pronoun; as, he crossed himself.
(v. t.) To cancel by marking crosses on or over, or drawing a line across; to erase; -- usually with out, off, or over; as, to cross out a name.
(v. t.) To cause to interbreed; -- said of different stocks or races; to mix the breed of.
(n.) That which is used as the covering or ornament of the body; clothes; garments; habit; apparel.
(n.) A lady's gown; as, silk or a velvet dress.
(n.) Attention to apparel, or skill in adjusting it.
(n.) The system of furrows on the face of a millstone.
(v. i.) To arrange one's self in due position in a line of soldiers; -- the word of command to form alignment in ranks; as, Right, dress!
(v. i.) To clothe or apparel one's self; to put on one's garments; to pay particular regard to dress; as, to dress quickly.
(v. t.) To direct; to put right or straight; to regulate; to order.
(v. t.) To arrange in exact continuity of line, as soldiers; commonly to adjust to a straight line and at proper distance; to align; as, to dress the ranks.
(v. t.) To treat methodically with remedies, bandages, or curative appliances, as a sore, an ulcer, a wound, or a wounded or diseased part.
(v. t.) To adjust; to put in good order; to arrange; specifically: (a) To prepare for use; to fit for any use; to render suitable for an intended purpose; to get ready; as, to dress a slain animal; to dress meat; to dress leather or cloth; to dress or trim a lamp; to dress a garden; to dress a horse, by currying and rubbing; to dress grain, by cleansing it; in mining and metallurgy, to dress ores, by sorting and separating them.
(v. t.) To cut to proper dimensions, or give proper shape to, as to a tool by hammering; also, to smooth or finish.
(v. t.) To put in proper condition by appareling, as the body; to put clothes upon; to apparel; to invest with garments or rich decorations; to clothe; to deck.
(v. t.) To break and train for use, as a horse or other animal.
(v. t.) A hard, brittle, translucent, and commonly transparent substance, white or colored, having a conchoidal fracture, and made by fusing together sand or silica with lime, potash, soda, or lead oxide. It is used for window panes and mirrors, for articles of table and culinary use, for lenses, and various articles of ornament.
(v. t.) Any substance having a peculiar glassy appearance, and a conchoidal fracture, and usually produced by fusion.
(v. t.) Anything made of glass.
(v. t.) A looking-glass; a mirror.
(v. t.) A vessel filled with running sand for measuring time; an hourglass; and hence, the time in which such a vessel is exhausted of its sand.
(v. t.) A drinking vessel; a tumbler; a goblet; hence, the contents of such a vessel; especially; spirituous liquors; as, he took a glass at dinner.
(v. t.) An optical glass; a lens; a spyglass; -- in the plural, spectacles; as, a pair of glasses; he wears glasses.
(v. t.) A weatherglass; a barometer.
(v. t.) To reflect, as in a mirror; to mirror; -- used reflexively.
(v. t.) To case in glass.
(v. t.) To cover or furnish with glass; to glaze.
(v. t.) To smooth or polish anything, as leater, by rubbing it with a glass burnisher.