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bead

bead
(n.) A prayer.
(n.) A little perforated ball, to be strung on a thread, and worn for ornament; or used in a rosary for counting prayers, as by Roman Catholics and Mohammedans, whence the phrases to tell beads, to at one's beads, to bid beads, etc., meaning, to be at prayer.
(n.) Any small globular body
(n.) A bubble in spirits.
(n.) A drop of sweat or other liquid.
(n.) A small knob of metal on a firearm, used for taking aim (whence the expression to draw a bead, for, to take aim).
(n.) A small molding of rounded surface, the section being usually an arc of a circle. It may be continuous, or broken into short embossments.
(n.) A glassy drop of molten flux, as borax or microcosmic salt, used as a solvent and color test for several mineral earths and oxides, as of iron, manganese, etc., before the blowpipe; as, the borax bead; the iron bead, etc.
(v. i.) To form beadlike bubbles.
(v. t.) To ornament with beads or beading.

brad

brad
(n.) A thin nail, usually small, with a slight projection at the top on one side instead of a head; also, a small wire nail, with a flat circular head; sometimes, a small, tapering, square-bodied finishing nail, with a countersunk head.

chad

chad
A landlocked desert republic in north-central Africa; was under French control until 1960
A lake in north central Africa; fed by the Shari river
A small piece of paper that is supposed to be removed when a hole is punched in a card or paper tape
(n.) a family of Afroasiatic tonal languages (mostly two tones) spoken in the regions west and south of Lake Chad in north central Africa

clad

clad
Imp. & p. p. of Clothe.
Of Clothe
(v.t) To clothe.

dead

dead
(a.) Deprived of life; -- opposed to alive and living; reduced to that state of a being in which the organs of motion and life have irrevocably ceased to perform their functions; as, a dead tree; a dead man.
(a.) Destitute of life; inanimate; as, dead matter.
(a.) Resembling death in appearance or quality; without show of life; deathlike; as, a dead sleep.
(a.) Still as death; motionless; inactive; useless; as, dead calm; a dead load or weight.
(a.) So constructed as not to transmit sound; soundless; as, a dead floor.
(a.) Unproductive; bringing no gain; unprofitable; as, dead capital; dead stock in trade.
(a.) Lacking spirit; dull; lusterless; cheerless; as, dead eye; dead fire; dead color, etc.
(a.) Monotonous or unvaried; as, a dead level or pain; a dead wall.
(a.) Sure as death; unerring; fixed; complete; as, a dead shot; a dead certainty.
(a.) Bringing death; deadly.
(a.) Wanting in religious spirit and vitality; as, dead faith; dead works.
(a.) Flat; without gloss; -- said of painting which has been applied purposely to have this effect.
(a.) Not brilliant; not rich; thus, brown is a dead color, as compared with crimson.
(a.) Cut off from the rights of a citizen; deprived of the power of enjoying the rights of property; as, one banished or becoming a monk is civilly dead.
(a.) Not imparting motion or power; as, the dead spindle of a lathe, etc. See Spindle.
(adv.) To a degree resembling death; to the last degree; completely; wholly.
(n.) The most quiet or deathlike time; the period of profoundest repose, inertness, or gloom; as, the dead of winter.
(n.) One who is dead; -- commonly used collectively.
(v. i.) To die; to lose life or force.
(v. t.) To make dead; to deaden; to deprive of life, force, or vigor.

drad

drad
(p. p. & a.) Dreaded.

duad

duad
(n.) A union of two; duality.

dyad

dyad
(a.) Having a valence or combining power of two; capable of being substituted for, combined with, or replaced by, two atoms of hydrogen; as, oxygen and calcium are dyad elements. See Valence.
(n.) Two units treated as one; a couple; a pair.
(n.) An element, atom, or radical having a valence or combining power of two.

egad

egad
(interj.) An exclamation expressing exultation or surprise, etc.

glad

glad
(superl.) Pleased; joyous; happy; cheerful; gratified; -- opposed to sorry, sorrowful, or unhappy; -- said of persons, and often followed by of, at, that, or by the infinitive, and sometimes by with, introducing the cause or reason.
(superl.) Wearing a gay or bright appearance; expressing or exciting joy; producing gladness; exhilarating.
(v. i.) To be glad; to rejoice.
(v. t.) To make glad; to cheer; to gladden; to exhilarate.

goad

goad
(v. t.) A pointed instrument used to urge on a beast; hence, any necessity that urges or stimulates.
(v. t.) To prick; to drive with a goad; hence, to urge forward, or to rouse by anything pungent, severe, irritating, or inflaming; to stimulate.

grad

grad
A person who has received a degree from a school (high school or college or university)
One-hundredth of a right angle

head

head
(a.) Principal; chief; leading; first; as, the head master of a school; the head man of a tribe; a head chorister; a head cook.
(n.) The anterior or superior part of an animal, containing the brain, or chief ganglia of the nervous system, the mouth, and in the higher animals, the chief sensory organs; poll; cephalon.
(n.) The uppermost, foremost, or most important part of an inanimate object; such a part as may be considered to resemble the head of an animal; often, also, the larger, thicker, or heavier part or extremity, in distinction from the smaller or thinner part, or from the point or edge; as, the head of a cane, a nail, a spear, an ax, a mast, a sail, a ship; that which covers and closes the top or the end of a hollow vessel; as, the head of a cask or a steam boiler.
(n.) The place where the head should go; as, the head of a bed, of a grave, etc.; the head of a carriage, that is, the hood which covers the head.
(n.) The most prominent or important member of any organized body; the chief; the leader; as, the head of a college, a school, a church, a state, and the like.
(n.) The place or honor, or of command; the most important or foremost position; the front; as, the head of the table; the head of a column of soldiers.
(n.) Each one among many; an individual; -- often used in a plural sense; as, a thousand head of cattle.
(n.) The seat of the intellect; the brain; the understanding; the mental faculties; as, a good head, that is, a good mind; it never entered his head, it did not occur to him; of his own head, of his own thought or will.
(n.) The source, fountain, spring, or beginning, as of a stream or river; as, the head of the Nile; hence, the altitude of the source, or the height of the surface, as of water, above a given place, as above an orifice at which it issues, and the pressure resulting from the height or from motion; sometimes also, the quantity in reserve; as, a mill or reservoir has a good head of water, or ten feet head; also, that part of a gulf or bay most remote from the outlet or the sea.
(n.) A headland; a promontory; as, Gay Head.
(n.) A separate part, or topic, of a discourse; a theme to be expanded; a subdivision; as, the heads of a sermon.
(n.) Culminating point or crisis; hence, strength; force; height.
(n.) Power; armed force.
(n.) A headdress; a covering of the head; as, a laced head; a head of hair.
(n.) An ear of wheat, barley, or of one of the other small cereals.
(n.) A dense cluster of flowers, as in clover, daisies, thistles; a capitulum.
(n.) A dense, compact mass of leaves, as in a cabbage or a lettuce plant.
(n.) The antlers of a deer.
(n.) A rounded mass of foam which rises on a pot of beer or other effervescing liquor.
(n.) Tiles laid at the eaves of a house.
(v. i.) To originate; to spring; to have its source, as a river.
(v. i.) To go or point in a certain direction; to tend; as, how does the ship head?
(v. i.) To form a head; as, this kind of cabbage heads early.
(v. t.) To be at the head of; to put one's self at the head of; to lead; to direct; to act as leader to; as, to head an army, an expedition, or a riot.
(v. t.) To form a head to; to fit or furnish with a head; as, to head a nail.
(v. t.) To behead; to decapitate.
(v. t.) To cut off the top of; to lop off; as, to head trees.
(v. t.) To go in front of; to get in the front of, so as to hinder or stop; to oppose; hence, to check or restrain; as, to head a drove of cattle; to head a person; the wind heads a ship.
(v. t.) To set on the head; as, to head a cask.

lead

lead
(n.) One of the elements, a heavy, pliable, inelastic metal, having a bright, bluish color, but easily tarnished. It is both malleable and ductile, though with little tenacity, and is used for tubes, sheets, bullets, etc. Its specific gravity is 11.37. It is easily fusible, forms alloys with other metals, and is an ingredient of solder and type metal. Atomic weight, 206.4. Symbol Pb (L. Plumbum). It is chiefly obtained from the mineral galena, lead sulphide.
(n.) An article made of lead or an alloy of lead
(n.) A plummet or mass of lead, used in sounding at sea.
(n.) A thin strip of type metal, used to separate lines of type in printing.
(n.) Sheets or plates of lead used as a covering for roofs; hence, pl., a roof covered with lead sheets or terne plates.
(n.) A small cylinder of black lead or plumbago, used in pencils.
(n.) The act of leading or conducting; guidance; direction; as, to take the lead; to be under the lead of another.
(n.) precedence; advance position; also, the measure of precedence; as, the white horse had the lead; a lead of a boat's length, or of half a second.
(n.) The act or right of playing first in a game or round; the card suit, or piece, so played; as, your partner has the lead.
(n.) An open way in an ice field.
(n.) A lode.
(n.) The course of a rope from end to end.
(n.) The width of port opening which is uncovered by the valve, for the admission or release of steam, at the instant when the piston is at end of its stroke.
(n.) the distance of haul, as from a cutting to an embankment.
(n.) The action of a tooth, as a tooth of a wheel, in impelling another tooth or a pallet.
(v. i.) To guide or conduct, as by accompanying, going before, showing, influencing, directing with authority, etc.; to have precedence or preeminence; to be first or chief; -- used in most of the senses of lead, v. t.
(v. t.) To cover, fill, or affect with lead; as, continuous firing leads the grooves of a rifle.
(v. t.) To place leads between the lines of; as, to lead a page; leaded matter.
(v. t.) To guide or conduct with the hand, or by means of some physical contact connection; as, a father leads a child; a jockey leads a horse with a halter; a dog leads a blind man.
(v. t.) To guide or conduct in a certain course, or to a certain place or end, by making the way known; to show the way, esp. by going with or going in advance of. Hence, figuratively: To direct; to counsel; to instruct; as, to lead a traveler; to lead a pupil.
(v. t.) To conduct or direct with authority; to have direction or charge of; as, to lead an army, an exploring party, or a search; to lead a political party.
(v. t.) To go or to be in advance of; to precede; hence, to be foremost or chief among; as, the big sloop led the fleet of yachts; the Guards led the attack; Demosthenes leads the orators of all ages.
(v. t.) To draw or direct by influence, whether good or bad; to prevail on; to induce; to entice; to allure; as, to lead one to espouse a righteous cause.
(v. t.) To guide or conduct one's self in, through, or along (a certain course); hence, to proceed in the way of; to follow the path or course of; to pass; to spend. Also, to cause (one) to proceed or follow in (a certain course).
(v. t.) To begin a game, round, or trick, with; as, to lead trumps; the double five was led.
(v. t.) To tend or reach in a certain direction, or to a certain place; as, the path leads to the mill; gambling leads to other vices.

liad

liad
(n.) A celebrated Greek epic poem, in twenty-four books, on the destruction of Ilium, the ancient Troy. The Iliad is ascribed to Homer.

load

load
(v.) A burden; that which is laid on or put in anything for conveyance; that which is borne or sustained; a weight; as, a heavy load.
(v.) The quantity which can be carried or drawn in some specified way; the contents of a cart, barrow, or vessel; that which will constitute a cargo; lading.
(v.) That which burdens, oppresses, or grieves the mind or spirits; as, a load of care.
(v.) A particular measure for certain articles, being as much as may be carried at one time by the conveyance commonly used for the article measured; as, a load of wood; a load of hay; specifically, five quarters.
(v.) The charge of a firearm; as, a load of powder.
(v.) Weight or violence of blows.
(v.) The work done by a steam engine or other prime mover when working.
(v. t.) To lay a load or burden on or in, as on a horse or in a cart; to charge with a load, as a gun; to furnish with a lading or cargo, as a ship; hence, to add weight to, so as to oppress or embarrass; to heap upon.
(v. t.) To adulterate or drug; as, to load wine.
(v. t.) To magnetize.

mead

mead
(n.) A fermented drink made of water and honey with malt, yeast, etc.; metheglin; hydromel.
(n.) A drink composed of sirup of sarsaparilla or other flavoring extract, and water. It is sometimes charged with carbonic acid gas.
(n.) A meadow.

quad

quad
(a.) Alt. of Quade
(n.) A quadrat.
(n.) A quadrangle; hence, a prison.
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