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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.

beak

Beak
(n.) The bill or nib of a bird, consisting of a horny sheath, covering the jaws. The form varied much according to the food and habits of the bird, and is largely used in the classification of birds.
(n.) A similar bill in other animals, as the turtles.
(n.) The long projecting sucking mouth of some insects, and other invertebrates, as in the Hemiptera.
(n.) The upper or projecting part of the shell, near the hinge of a bivalve.
(n.) The prolongation of certain univalve shells containing the canal.
(n.) Anything projecting or ending in a point, like a beak, as a promontory of land.
(n.) A beam, shod or armed at the end with a metal head or point, and projecting from the prow of an ancient galley, in order to pierce the vessel of an enemy; a beakhead.
(n.) That part of a ship, before the forecastle, which is fastened to the stem, and supported by the main knee.
(n.) A continuous slight projection ending in an arris or narrow fillet; that part of a drip from which the water is thrown off.
(n.) Any process somewhat like the beak of a bird, terminating the fruit or other parts of a plant.
(n.) A toe clip. See Clip, n. (Far.).
(n.) A magistrate or policeman.

beal

Beal
(v. i.) To gather matter; to swell and come to a head, as a pimple.

beam

Beam
(n.) Any large piece of timber or iron long in proportion to its thickness, and prepared for use.
(n.) One of the principal horizontal timbers of a building or ship.
(n.) The width of a vessel; as, one vessel is said to have more beam than another.
(n.) The bar of a balance, from the ends of which the scales are suspended.
(n.) The principal stem or horn of a stag or other deer, which bears the antlers, or branches.
(n.) The pole of a carriage.
(n.) A cylinder of wood, making part of a loom, on which weavers wind the warp before weaving; also, the cylinder on which the cloth is rolled, as it is woven; one being called the fore beam, the other the back beam.
(n.) The straight part or shank of an anchor.
(n.) The main part of a plow, to which the handles and colter are secured, and to the end of which are attached the oxen or horses that draw it.
(n.) A heavy iron lever having an oscillating motion on a central axis, one end of which is connected with the piston rod from which it receives motion, and the other with the crank of the wheel shaft; -- called also working beam or walking beam.
(n.) A ray or collection of parallel rays emitted from the sun or other luminous body; as, a beam of light, or of heat.
(n.) Fig.: A ray; a gleam; as, a beam of comfort.
(n.) One of the long feathers in the wing of a hawk; -- called also beam feather.
(v. i.) To emit beams of light.
(v. t.) To send forth; to emit; -- followed ordinarily by forth; as, to beam forth light.

bean

Bean
(n.) A name given to the seed of certain leguminous herbs, chiefly of the genera Faba, Phaseolus, and Dolichos; also, to the herbs.
(n.) The popular name of other vegetable seeds or fruits, more or less resembling true beans.

bear

Bear
(n.) A bier.
(n.) Any species of the genus Ursus, and of the closely allied genera. Bears are plantigrade Carnivora, but they live largely on fruit and insects.
(n.) An animal which has some resemblance to a bear in form or habits, but no real affinity; as, the woolly bear; ant bear; water bear; sea bear.
(n.) One of two constellations in the northern hemisphere, called respectively the Great Bear and the Lesser Bear, or Ursa Major and Ursa Minor.
(n.) Metaphorically: A brutal, coarse, or morose person.
(n.) A person who sells stocks or securities for future delivery in expectation of a fall in the market.
(n.) A portable punching machine.
(n.) A block covered with coarse matting; -- used to scour the deck.
(n.) Alt. of Bere
(v. i.) To produce, as fruit; to be fruitful, in opposition to barrenness.
(v. i.) To suffer, as in carrying a burden.
(v. i.) To endure with patience; to be patient.
(v. i.) To press; -- with on or upon, or against.
(v. i.) To take effect; to have influence or force; as, to bring matters to bear.
(v. i.) To relate or refer; -- with on or upon; as, how does this bear on the question?
(v. i.) To have a certain meaning, intent, or effect.
(v. i.) To be situated, as to the point of compass, with respect to something else; as, the land bears N. by E.
(v. t.) To support or sustain; to hold up.
(v. t.) To support and remove or carry; to convey.
(v. t.) To conduct; to bring; -- said of persons.
(v. t.) To possess and use, as power; to exercise.
(v. t.) To sustain; to have on (written or inscribed, or as a mark), as, the tablet bears this inscription.
(v. t.) To possess or carry, as a mark of authority or distinction; to wear; as, to bear a sword, badge, or name.
(v. t.) To possess mentally; to carry or hold in the mind; to entertain; to harbor
(v. t.) To endure; to tolerate; to undergo; to suffer.
(v. t.) To gain or win.
(v. t.) To sustain, or be answerable for, as blame, expense, responsibility, etc.
(v. t.) To render or give; to bring forward.
(v. t.) To carry on, or maintain; to have.
(v. t.) To admit or be capable of; that is, to suffer or sustain without violence, injury, or change.
(v. t.) To manage, wield, or direct.
(v. t.) To behave; to conduct.
(v. t.) To afford; to be to; to supply with.
(v. t.) To bring forth or produce; to yield; as, to bear apples; to bear children; to bear interest.
(v. t.) To endeavor to depress the price of, or prices in; as, to bear a railroad stock; to bear the market.

beat

Beat
(a.) Weary; tired; fatigued; exhausted.
(imp.) of Beat
(n.) A stroke; a blow.
(n.) A recurring stroke; a throb; a pulsation; as, a beat of the heart; the beat of the pulse.
(n.) The rise or fall of the hand or foot, marking the divisions of time; a division of the measure so marked. In the rhythm of music the beat is the unit.
(n.) A transient grace note, struck immediately before the one it is intended to ornament.
(n.) A sudden swelling or reenforcement of a sound, recurring at regular intervals, and produced by the interference of sound waves of slightly different periods of vibrations; applied also, by analogy, to other kinds of wave motions; the pulsation or throbbing produced by the vibrating together of two tones not quite in unison. See Beat, v. i., 8.
(p. p.) of Beat
(v. i.) To strike repeatedly; to inflict repeated blows; to knock vigorously or loudly.
(v. i.) To move with pulsation or throbbing.
(v. i.) To come or act with violence; to dash or fall with force; to strike anything, as, rain, wind, and waves do.
(v. i.) To be in agitation or doubt.
(v. i.) To make progress against the wind, by sailing in a zigzag line or traverse.
(v. i.) To make a sound when struck; as, the drums beat.
(v. i.) To make a succession of strokes on a drum; as, the drummers beat to call soldiers to their quarters.
(v. i.) To sound with more or less rapid alternations of greater and less intensity, so as to produce a pulsating effect; -- said of instruments, tones, or vibrations, not perfectly in unison.
(v. i.) A round or course which is frequently gone over; as, a watchman's beat.
(v. i.) A place of habitual or frequent resort.
(v. i.) A cheat or swindler of the lowest grade; -- often emphasized by dead; as, a dead beat.
(v. t.) To strike repeatedly; to lay repeated blows upon; as, to beat one's breast; to beat iron so as to shape it; to beat grain, in order to force out the seeds; to beat eggs and sugar; to beat a drum.
(v. t.) To punish by blows; to thrash.
(v. t.) To scour or range over in hunting, accompanied with the noise made by striking bushes, etc., for the purpose of rousing game.
(v. t.) To dash against, or strike, as with water or wind.
(v. t.) To tread, as a path.
(v. t.) To overcome in a battle, contest, strife, race, game, etc.; to vanquish or conquer; to surpass.
(v. t.) To cheat; to chouse; to swindle; to defraud; -- often with out.
(v. t.) To exercise severely; to perplex; to trouble.
(v. t.) To give the signal for, by beat of drum; to sound by beat of drum; as, to beat an alarm, a charge, a parley, a retreat; to beat the general, the reveille, the tattoo. See Alarm, Charge, Parley, etc.

beau

Beau
(n.) A man who takes great care to dress in the latest fashion; a dandy.
(n.) A man who escorts, or pays attentions to, a lady; an escort; a lover.

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.

deaf

Deaf
(a.) Wanting the sense of hearing, either wholly or in part; unable to perceive sounds; hard of hearing; as, a deaf man.
(a.) Unwilling to hear or listen; determinedly inattentive; regardless; not to be persuaded as to facts, argument, or exhortation; -- with to; as, deaf to reason.
(a.) Deprived of the power of hearing; deafened.
(a.) Obscurely heard; stifled; deadened.
(a.) Decayed; tasteless; dead; as, a deaf nut; deaf corn.
(v. t.) To deafen.

deal

Deal
(n.) A part or portion; a share; hence, an indefinite quantity, degree, or extent, degree, or extent; as, a deal of time and trouble; a deal of cold.
(n.) The process of dealing cards to the players; also, the portion disturbed.
(n.) Distribution; apportionment.
(n.) An arrangement to attain a desired result by a combination of interested parties; -- applied to stock speculations and political bargains.
(n.) The division of a piece of timber made by sawing; a board or plank; particularly, a board or plank of fir or pine above seven inches in width, and exceeding six feet in length. If narrower than this, it is called a batten; if shorter, a deal end.
(n.) Wood of the pine or fir; as, a floor of deal.
(n.) To divide; to separate in portions; hence, to give in portions; to distribute; to bestow successively; -- sometimes with out.
(n.) Specifically: To distribute, as cards, to the players at the commencement of a game; as, to deal the cards; to deal one a jack.
(v. i.) To make distribution; to share out in portions, as cards to the players.
(v. i.) To do a distributing or retailing business, as distinguished from that of a manufacturer or producer; to traffic; to trade; to do business; as, he deals in flour.
(v. i.) To act as an intermediary in business or any affairs; to manage; to make arrangements; -- followed by between or with.
(v. i.) To conduct one's self; to behave or act in any affair or towards any one; to treat.
(v. i.) To contend (with); to treat (with), by way of opposition, check, or correction; as, he has turbulent passions to deal with.

dean

Dean
(n.) A dignitary or presiding officer in certain ecclesiastical and lay bodies; esp., an ecclesiastical dignitary, subordinate to a bishop.
(n.) The collegiate officer in the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, England, who, besides other duties, has regard to the moral condition of the college.
(n.) The head or presiding officer in the faculty of some colleges or universities.
(n.) A registrar or secretary of the faculty in a department of a college, as in a medical, or theological, or scientific department.
(n.) The chief or senior of a company on occasion of ceremony; as, the dean of the diplomatic corps; -- so called by courtesy.

dear

Dear
(adv.) Dearly; at a high price.
(n.) A dear one; lover; sweetheart.
(superl.) Bearing a high price; high-priced; costly; expensive.
(superl.) Marked by scarcity or dearth, and exorbitance of price; as, a dear year.
(superl.) Highly valued; greatly beloved; cherished; precious.
(superl.) Hence, close to the heart; heartfelt; present in mind; engaging the attention.
(superl.) Of agreeable things and interests.
(superl.) Of disagreeable things and antipathies.
(v. t.) To endear.

deas

Deas
(n.) See Dais.

feal

Feal
(a.) Faithful; loyal.

fear

Fear
(n.) A variant of Fere, a mate, a companion.
(n.) A painful emotion or passion excited by the expectation of evil, or the apprehension of impending danger; apprehension; anxiety; solicitude; alarm; dread.
(n.) Apprehension of incurring, or solicitude to avoid, God's wrath; the trembling and awful reverence felt toward the Supreme Belng.
(n.) Respectful reverence for men of authority or worth.
(n.) That which causes, or which is the object of, apprehension or alarm; source or occasion of terror; danger; dreadfulness.
(n.) To feel a painful apprehension of; to be afraid of; to consider or expect with emotion of alarm or solicitude.
(n.) To have a reverential awe of; to solicitous to avoid the displeasure of.
(n.) To be anxious or solicitous for.
(n.) To suspect; to doubt.
(n.) To affright; to terrify; to drive away or prevent approach of by fear.
(v. i.) To be in apprehension of evil; to be afraid; to feel anxiety on account of some expected evil.

feat

Feat
(n.) An act; a deed; an exploit.
(n.) A striking act of strength, skill, or cunning; a trick; as, feats of horsemanship, or of dexterity.
(n.) Dexterous in movements or service; skillful; neat; nice; pretty.
(v. t.) To form; to fashion.

geal

Geal
(v. i.) To congeal.

gean

Gean
(n.) A species of cherry tree common in Europe (Prunus avium); also, the fruit, which is usually small and dark in color.

gear

Gear
(n.) Clothing; garments; ornaments.
(n.) Goods; property; household stuff.
(n.) Whatever is prepared for use or wear; manufactured stuff or material.
(n.) The harness of horses or cattle; trapping.
(n.) Warlike accouterments.
(n.) Manner; custom; behavior.
(n.) Business matters; affairs; concern.
(n.) A toothed wheel, or cogwheel; as, a spur gear, or a bevel gear; also, toothed wheels, collectively.
(n.) An apparatus for performing a special function; gearing; as, the feed gear of a lathe.
(n.) Engagement of parts with each other; as, in gear; out of gear.
(n.) See 1st Jeer (b).
(n.) Anything worthless; stuff; nonsense; rubbish.
(v. i.) To be in, or come into, gear.
(v. t.) To dress; to put gear on; to harness.
(v. t.) To provide with gearing.

geat

Geat
(n.) The channel or spout through which molten metal runs into a mold in casting.

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.

heal

Heal
(v. i.) To grow sound; to return to a sound state; as, the limb heals, or the wound heals; -- sometimes with up or over; as, it will heal up, or over.
(v. t.) To cover, as a roof, with tiles, slate, lead, or the like.
(v. t.) To make hale, sound, or whole; to cure of a disease, wound, or other derangement; to restore to soundness or health.
(v. t.) To remove or subdue; to cause to pass away; to cure; -- said of a disease or a wound.
(v. t.) To restore to original purity or integrity.
(v. t.) To reconcile, as a breach or difference; to make whole; to free from guilt; as, to heal dissensions.
(v. t.) Health.

heam

Heam
(n.) The afterbirth or secundines of a beast.

heap

Heap
(n.) A crowd; a throng; a multitude or great number of persons.
(n.) A great number or large quantity of things not placed in a pile.
(n.) A pile or mass; a collection of things laid in a body, or thrown together so as to form an elevation; as, a heap of earth or stones.
(v. t.) To collect in great quantity; to amass; to lay up; to accumulate; -- usually with up; as, to heap up treasures.
(v. t.) To throw or lay in a heap; to make a heap of; to pile; as, to heap stones; -- often with up; as, to heap up earth; or with on; as, to heap on wood or coal.
(v. t.) To form or round into a heap, as in measuring; to fill (a measure) more than even full.
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