(n.) A large stove or oven; a furnace of brick or stone, or a heated chamber, for the purpose of hardening, burning, or drying anything; as, a kiln for baking or hardening earthen vessels; a kiln for drying grain, meal, lumber, etc.; a kiln for calcining limestone.
(n.) A legal claim; a charge upon real or personal property for the satisfaction of some debt or duty; a right in one to control or hold and retain the property of another until some claim of the former is paid or satisfied.
(n.) A large carnivorous feline mammal (Felis leo), found in Southern Asia and in most parts of Africa, distinct varieties occurring in the different countries. The adult male, in most varieties, has a thick mane of long shaggy hair that adds to his apparent size, which is less than that of the largest tigers. The length, however, is sometimes eleven feet to the base of the tail. The color is a tawny yellow or yellowish brown; the mane is darker, and the terminal tuft of the tail is black. In one variety, called the maneless lion, the male has only a slight mane.
(n.) A sign and a constellation; Leo.
(n.) An object of interest and curiosity, especially a person who is so regarded; as, he was quite a lion in London at that time.
(n.) The edible seed of several species of pine; also, the tree producing such seeds, as Pinus Pinea of Southern Europe, and P. Parryana, cembroides, edulis, and monophylla, the nut pines of Western North America.
(n.) That by which anything is made known or represented; that which furnishes evidence; a mark; a token; an indication; a proof.
(n.) A remarkable event, considered by the ancients as indicating the will of some deity; a prodigy; an omen.
(n.) An event considered by the Jews as indicating the divine will, or as manifesting an interposition of the divine power for some special end; a miracle; a wonder.
(n.) Something serving to indicate the existence, or preserve the memory, of a thing; a token; a memorial; a monument.
(n.) Any symbol or emblem which prefigures, typifles, or represents, an idea; a type; hence, sometimes, a picture.
(n.) A word or a character regarded as the outward manifestation of thought; as, words are the sign of ideas.
(n.) A motion, an action, or a gesture by which a thought is expressed, or a command or a wish made known.
(n.) Hence, one of the gestures of pantomime, or of a language of a signs such as those used by the North American Indians, or those used by the deaf and dumb.
(n.) A military emblem carried on a banner or a standard.
(n.) A lettered board, or other conspicuous notice, placed upon or before a building, room, shop, or office to advertise the business there transacted, or the name of the person or firm carrying it on; a publicly displayed token or notice.
(n.) The twelfth part of the ecliptic or zodiac.
(n.) A character indicating the relation of quantities, or an operation performed upon them; as, the sign + (plus); the sign -- (minus); the sign of division Ö, and the like.
(n.) An objective evidence of disease; that is, one appreciable by some one other than the patient.
(n.) Any character, as a flat, sharp, dot, etc.
(n.) That which, being external, stands for, or signifies, something internal or spiritual; -- a term used in the Church of England in speaking of an ordinance considered with reference to that which it represents.
(n.) To represent by a sign; to make known in a typical or emblematic manner, in distinction from speech; to signify.
(n.) To make a sign upon; to mark with a sign.
(n.) To affix a signature to; to ratify by hand or seal; to subscribe in one's own handwriting.
(n.) To assign or convey formally; -- used with away.
(n.) To mark; to make distinguishable.
(v. i.) To be a sign or omen.
(v. i.) To make a sign or signal; to communicate directions or intelligence by signs.
(v. i.) To write one's name, esp. as a token of assent, responsibility, or obligation.
An imaginary place considered to be perfect or ideal
Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine
Originally a stronghold captured by David (the 2nd king of the Israelites); above it was built a temple and later the name extended to the whole hill; finally it became a synonym for the city of Jerusalem; "the inhabitants of Jerusalem are personified as `the daughter of Zion'"