- (a.) Having qualities tending to injury and mischief; having a nature or properties which tend to badness; mischievous; not good; worthless or deleterious; poor; as, an evil beast; and evil plant; an evil crop.
- (a.) Having or exhibiting bad moral qualities; morally corrupt; wicked; wrong; vicious; as, evil conduct, thoughts, heart, words, and the like.
- (a.) Producing or threatening sorrow, distress, injury, or calamity; unpropitious; calamitous; as, evil tidings; evil arrows; evil days.
- (n.) Anything which impairs the happiness of a being or deprives a being of any good; anything which causes suffering of any kind to sentient beings; injury; mischief; harm; -- opposed to good.
- (n.) Moral badness, or the deviation of a moral being from the principles of virtue imposed by conscience, or by the will of the Supreme Being, or by the principles of a lawful human authority; disposition to do wrong; moral offence; wickedness; depravity.
- (n.) malady or disease; especially in the phrase king's evil, the scrofula.
- (adv.) In an evil manner; not well; ill; badly; unhappily; injuriously; unkindly.
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Definitions of: LIVE
- (a.) Having life; alive; living; not dead.
- (a.) Being in a state of ignition; burning; having active properties; as, a live coal; live embers.
- (a.) Full of earnestness; active; wide awake; glowing; as, a live man, or orator.
- (a.) Vivid; bright.
- (a.) Imparting power; having motion; as, the live spindle of a lathe.
- (n.) Life.
- (v. i.) To be alive; to have life; to have, as an animal or a plant, the capacity of assimilating matter as food, and to be dependent on such assimilation for a continuance of existence; as, animals and plants that live to a great age are long in reaching maturity.
- (v. i.) To pass one's time; to pass life or time in a certain manner, as to habits, conduct, or circumstances; as, to live in ease or affluence; to live happily or usefully.
- (v. i.) To make one's abiding place or home; to abide; to dwell; to reside.
- (v. i.) To be or continue in existence; to exist; to remain; to be permanent; to last; -- said of inanimate objects, ideas, etc.
- (v. i.) To enjoy or make the most of life; to be in a state of happiness.
- (v. i.) To feed; to subsist; to be nourished or supported; -- with on; as, horses live on grass and grain.
- (v. i.) To have a spiritual existence; to be quickened, nourished, and actuated by divine influence or faith.
- (v. i.) To be maintained in life; to acquire a livelihood; to subsist; -- with on or by; as, to live on spoils.
- (v. i.) To outlast danger; to float; -- said of a ship, boat, etc.; as, no ship could live in such a storm.
- (v. t.) To spend, as one's life; to pass; to maintain; to continue in, constantly or habitually; as, to live an idle or a useful life.
- (v. t.) To act habitually in conformity with; to practice.
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- (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally considered to be the author of the first Gospel
- (n.) Something hung up, or spread out, to intercept the view, and hide an object; a cover; a curtain; esp., a screen, usually of gauze, crape, or similar diaphnous material, to hide or protect the face.
- (n.) A cover; disguise; a mask; a pretense.
- (n.) The calyptra of mosses.
- (n.) A membrane connecting the margin of the pileus of a mushroom with the stalk; -- called also velum.
- (n.) A covering for a person or thing; as, a nun's veil; a paten veil; an altar veil.
- (n.) Same as Velum, 3.
- (n.) To throw a veil over; to cover with a veil.
- (n.) Fig.: To invest; to cover; to hide; to conceal.
- (superl.) Low; base; worthless; mean; despicable.
- (superl.) Morally base or impure; depraved by sin; hateful; in the sight of God and men; sinful; wicked; bad.