- (n.) A basket.
- (n.) A weel or wicker trap for fish.
- (v. i.) To spring clear of the ground, with the feet; to jump; to vault; as, a man leaps over a fence, or leaps upon a horse.
- (v. i.) To spring or move suddenly, as by a jump or by jumps; to bound; to move swiftly. Also Fig.
- (v. t.) To pass over by a leap or jump; as, to leap a wall, or a ditch.
- (v. t.) To copulate with (a female beast); to cover.
- (v. t.) To cause to leap; as, to leap a horse across a ditch.
- (n.) The act of leaping, or the space passed by leaping; a jump; a spring; a bound.
- (n.) Copulation with, or coverture of, a female beast.
- (n.) A fault.
- (n.) A passing from one note to another by an interval, especially by a long one, or by one including several other and intermediate intervals.
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Definition for: PEAL
- (n.) A small salmon; a grilse; a sewin.
- (n.) A loud sound, or a succession of loud sounds, as of bells, thunder, cannon, shouts, of a multitude, etc.
- (n.) A set of bells tuned to each other according to the diatonic scale; also, the changes rung on a set of bells.
- (v. i.) To appeal.
- (v. i.) To utter or give out loud sounds.
- (v. i.) To resound; to echo.
- (v. t.) To utter or give forth loudly; to cause to give out loud sounds; to noise abroad.
- (v. t.) To assail with noise or loud sounds.
- (v. t.) To pour out.
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- (v. i.) Wanting in color; not ruddy; dusky white; pallid; wan; as, a pale face; a pale red; a pale blue.
- (v. i.) Not bright or brilliant; of a faint luster or hue; dim; as, the pale light of the moon.
- (n.) Paleness; pallor.
- (v. i.) To turn pale; to lose color or luster.
- (v. t.) To make pale; to diminish the brightness of.
- (n.) A pointed stake or slat, either driven into the ground, or fastened to a rail at the top and bottom, for fencing or inclosing; a picket.
- (n.) That which incloses or fences in; a boundary; a limit; a fence; a palisade.
- (n.) A space or field having bounds or limits; a limited region or place; an inclosure; -- often used figuratively.
- (n.) A stripe or band, as on a garment.
- (n.) One of the greater ordinaries, being a broad perpendicular stripe in an escutcheon, equally distant from the two edges, and occupying one third of it.
- (n.) A cheese scoop.
- (n.) A shore for bracing a timber before it is fastened.
- (v. t.) To inclose with pales, or as with pales; to encircle; to encompass; to fence off.
- (n.) See Wax insect, under Wax.
- (n.) That which is alleged by a party in support of his cause; in a stricter sense, an allegation of fact in a cause, as distinguished from a demurrer; in a still more limited sense, and in modern practice, the defendant's answer to the plaintiff's declaration and demand. That which the plaintiff alleges in his declaration is answered and repelled or justified by the defendant's plea. In chancery practice, a plea is a special answer showing or relying upon one or more things as a cause why the suit should be either dismissed, delayed, or barred. In criminal practice, the plea is the defendant's formal answer to the indictment or information presented against him.
- (n.) A cause in court; a lawsuit; as, the Court of Common Pleas. See under Common.
- (n.) That which is alleged or pleaded, in defense or in justification; an excuse; an apology.
- (n.) An urgent prayer or entreaty.