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A' ere (a'kur), n. Quantity of land, com-
prising 160 square rods, or 43,560 square
A'cre-ai-e, n. Area in acres. [feet.

Ac'rid, a. Hot, biting, sharp, or harsh in

taste : — severe ; harsh. — A-crid'i-ty, Ac'-

rid-ness, w.
Ac-ri-mo'ni-ous, a. Severe ; censorious. —

Ac-ri-mo'ni-oiis-ly, ad.
Ac'ri-mo-nx, «• Sharpness; harshness: —

severity of temper or language.
Ac'ro-bat, n. Vaulter ; rope-dancer.
Ac-ro-bat'ic, a. Pertaining to an acrobat.
4.-crop'o-lis, n. Citadel on an eminence, as

at Athens. [side to side of.

4L-cro3s', ad. kprep. Over; athwart; from
^L-cros'tic, n. Poem in which the first or

last letters of the lines make up the name

of a person, &c.

t-cros'ti-cal, a. Relating to acrostics,
ct, V. ri. To exert force or influence ; to
produce an effect : — to behave : — to feign.
— 2, V. a. To perform : — to feign ; to im-
itate. — 3, n. Thing done or doing : — ex-
ploit : — section of a play : — statute.
Aet/ing, a. Discharging the duties of an-
ovlier. — 2, n. Performance of a drama,
Ac. • — action.

Ac'tion (ak'shun), n. State of acting: —
deed : — battle : — gesticulation : — lawsuit :
— course of events in a novel, drama, &c.

Ac'tion-a-ble, a. Liable to result in a law-

Ac'tive, a. That acts : — ^busy ; nimble : —
practical. — Ac'tive-lx, ad. — Ac'tive-ness,
.^c-tiv'i-tX) n.

Act'or, n. One who plays on the stage.

Ac'tr^ss, n. Woman who plays on the stage.

Act'i-al, a. Real ; certain ; positive : — ex-
isting now and in fact. — Act-6-al'i-tx,
Act'Ti-al-ness, n. — Act'^-al-lX) ad.

Act'6-a-rx, n. Managing officer of an in-
surance company.

Act'4-ate, v. a. To put into action ; to in-

^L-cii'men, n. Quickness of perception.

4L-ciite', a. Sharp; keen: — ingenious;
shrewd. — A-cute'lj:, ad. — ^-ciite'ness, n.

Ad-. Latin prefix, signifying to — as, adduce.

Ad'a^e (ad'aj), n. Maxim; proverb.

Ad'a-m5nt, n. Very hard stone ; diamond.

Ad-a-man-te'an, \ a. Hard ; impenetrable ;

Ad-a-man'tine, J unbreakable.

A-dapt', V. a. To fit ; to suit ; to adjust.

4-dapt'a-ble, a. That may be adapted. —
A-dapt-a-bil'l-tX) A-dapt' a-ble-ness, n.

Ad-ap-ta'tion, n. Act of adapting : — fitness.

Addj V. a. "To join together; to increase;
to subjoin.

4d-den'dym, n. ; pi. 4Ld-den'da. Appendix

Ad'd^r, n. Venomous serpent ; viper.

4.d-dict', V. a. To devote one's self to —
often in a bad sense.

4d-dic'tion, \n. State of being ad-

i^.d-dict'?d-ngs3, J dieted.

4d-di"tion (ad-dish'un), w. Act of adding;
thing added : — arithmetical process foi
finding the sum of numbers.

4k.d-di"tion-al (ad-dish'un-al), a. Added.

Ad' die, a. Barren ; unfruitful — originally
applied to unproductive eggs. — 2, v. T©
make or grow putrid or corrupt ; to con-

4.d-dress', v. a. To speak or apply to :— to
prepare for : — to direct, as a letter : — to
court, — 2, n. Application : — skill : — man-
ners : — speech : — direction of a letter or
package : — pi. courtship paid to a woman.

4k.d-diice', v. a. To cite ; to quote.

4.-dept', a. Skilful ; thoroughly versed.—
2, n. One versed in any art.

Ad'e-quate, a. Sufficient :— fully suitable.
— Ad'e-qua-cx, Ad'?-quate-ness, «.— Ad'-
e-quate-lx» «d-

Ad-her'e', v. n. To stick to ; to remain fixed.

4d-he'rence, "In. Tenacity; attachment:

Ad-he'ren-cy, j —fidelity.

4k.d-he'rent, a. Sticking to ; united with.—
2, n. One who adheres ; follower.

^.d-he'jion (ad-he'zhun), n. Act of stick-
ing or adhering to ; adherence.

.^d-he'sive, a. Sticky ; tenacious.— .$.d-he'-' (?-dvi')i <^- & *»• I'arewell.




Ad-i-pose^, a. Consisting of fat ; fat.

4.d-ja'cen-cx, n. State of lying close to : —
that which lies near.

4.d-ji'cent, a. Lying near ; contiguous.

Ad'jec-tiv-al, a. Relating to an adjective.

Ad'jec-tive,' «. Word expressing some qual-
ity or property of a noun, or limiting it
as to number, position, &c.

4.d-join', V. a. To join ; to unite to. — 2, v. n.
To be contiguous to.

.^d-join'ing, a. Close to • contiguous.

i$.d-joUrn' (ad-jiirn'), v. a. To put off to
another day ; to postpone. — 2, v. n. To
suspend business.

4.d-joiim'ment (ad-jiirn'ment), n. Act of
adjourning ; delay ; intermission.

4.d-jiid§e', v. a. To determine ; to judge ;
to sentence ; to settle.

^id-ju'di-cate, v. a. To try and determine

4.d-ju-di-oa'tion, n. Act of adjudicating:

id'jiinct, 11. Something joined to another :
— colleague. — 2, a. Added to.

Ad-ji-ra'tion, w. Act of adjuring : — form
of oath used in adjuring.

.$.d-jure', «■ a. To charge or entreat sol-
emnly or on oath.

.^d-just', V. a. To put in order ; to fit.

^.d-jiist'm^nt, w. Regulation ; settlement.

Ad'ju-tSnt, M. Military officer who assists
a superior : — kind of stork.

4d-min'is-ter, v. a. To supply : — to give :
— to manage. — 2, v. n. To act as adminis-

id-min-i3-tra'tion, n. Act of administer-
ing : — executive part of government.

.^.d-min'is-tra-tive, a. Executive.

Ad-min-iB-tra'tor, n. One who administers
property, &c.

Ad-min-is-tra'trix, n. She who administers.

Ad'mi-ra-ble, «. Worthy of being admired ;
woriderfal ; excellent. — jtd'rai-ra-blx, ad.

Ad'mi-ral, n. Chief commander of a fleet.

Ad'mi-ral-tx, n. Authority or officers for
managing naval affairs.

Ad-mi-ra'tion, «. Wonder, with love, ven-
eration, or esteem : — gratified contempla-

^d-mire', w. a. To regard with wonder ;. to
esteem or prize highly. — 2, v. n. To won-

4^d-mir'er, n. One who admires ; lover.

.^.d-mis'si-ble, a. Worthy of being ad-
mitted :' — allowable.

4.d-mis^si^n (ad-mish'un), n. Act of ad-
mitting : — access : — allowance of an argu-

4.d-mtt', V. a. To allow to enter : — to allow
an argument or position ; to concede ; to

i5k.d-init'tance, n. Admission. [fessedly.

4.d-mit'ted-ly, ad. By admission ; con-

4^d-Biix', V. a. To mingle with ; to mix.

f^ ^.d-mlxt'Are ( ad-mikst'y ur) , «. That which

is mixed with something : — mixture.

4d-mon'ish, v. a. To warn ; to reprove.
Ad-mo-ni"tion, n. Gentle reproof ; advice,
^d-mon'i-tive, ) a. That admonishes ;
^d-mon'i-to-rjr, J monitory.
.^-d6', w. Trouble; difficulty: — ^bustle.

t-do'b?, n. Unburnt, sun-dried brick.
d-o-lSs'cence, n. Age between childhood
and manhood.

Ad-o-les'cent, a. Growing ; youthful.

^-dopt', V. a. To receive as one's own.

4.-dop'tion, n. Act of adopting ; state of
being adopted.

^L-dop'tive, a. That adopts or is adopted.

4,-dor'a-ble, a. Worthy of adoration. —
.^-dor'a-ble-ness, n. — ^.-dor'a-bljr, ad.

Ad-o-ra'tion, n. Divine worship ; homage.

^.-dore', v.'a. To worship ; to reverence : —
to love intensely.

4L,-dor'er, n. One who adores : — lover.

.^-dbm', V. a. To decorate ; to embellish ;
to array.

^.-dorn'ment, n. Decoration ; dress.

^.-drift', ad. Floating at random.

j^-droit', a. Dexterous ; skilful ; expert. —
.^-drbit'lx, ad. — ^.-drbit'ness, n.

Ad-A-la'tion, n. Servile or hypocritical
flattery. ' [Person grown up.

j^-dult', a. Grown up ; of mature age. — 2, «.

4L-diil'ter-ant, «. That which adulterates.

^-dul'ter-ate, v. a. To corrupt ; to debase.

4-dul-ter-a'tion, «. Act of adulterating;
substance added in adulterating.

4Ld-iim'brate, v. a. To shadow out faintly.

Ad-um-bra'tion, n. Faint sketch ; shadow.

4Ld-v$nce', v. a. To bring forward : — to
promote : — to improve : — to allege : — to
pay beforehand : — to increase. — 2, v. n. To
go forward ; to proceed : — to improve. — 3,
n. Act of advancing ; improvement : —
offer or proposition : — increase : — anticipa-
tion of time. — 4, a. Being in front : — paid.

^d-vSnce'ment, n. Act of advancing ; pro-
gress ; promotion : — money paid in ad-

^.d-vlLn'taf-e, n. Superior position ; favor-
able circumstances ; benefit ; gain. — 2, v. a.
To benefit ; to promote.

Ad-van-ta'I'eous (ad-van-ti5/jus), a. Af-
fording advantage ; beneficial ; useful. — ■
Ad-van-ta'I'eous-lx, ad. — Ad-vgm-ta'-
i°eous-ness, n.

Ad' vent, n. A coming : — the coming of
Christ ; season of devotion, including the
four weeks before Christmas.

Ad-v?n-ti"tious (S,d-ven-tish'us), a. Acci- *
dental ; incidental : — not inherent.

^.d-vent'Are (ad-vent'yur), n. Accident;
hazard : — enterprise. — 2, v. To dare ; to
risk ; to hazard.

Ad-vSnf tir-er, n. One who adventures : —
one who lives by his wits.

4.d-vgnt'<ire-88me, \ a. Enterprising ; bold ;

.^d-Tgnt'i-roQs, J daring : — dangerous. — .
j?k.Q-vent'A-rous-lx» ad.

Ad' verb, n. Word which modifies the sense
of a verb, adjective, or other adverb.




^d-verb'i-^l, a. Relating to, or like, an

^kd-verb'i-al-ljr, ad. As an adverb.

JLd'v^r-Ba-rjr, n. Opponent ; enemy.

JLd' verse, a. ' Contrary : — calamitous. — ad-
verse' Ixi ad.

^.d-ver'si-tx, n. AfSictiou ; calamity ; dis-
tress. ' ' [lude.
td-vert', V. n. To turn the mind to ; to al-
d-ver-tige', v. a. To give public notice
of ;"to publish.

^^d-ver'tige-ment, \ n. Information : — pub-

Ad-T^r-tige'm^nt, | lie notice.

^d-vice', n. Counsel ; instruction : — infor-
mation ; news.

^d-vlg'a-ble, a. Prudent ; expedient. — ^d-
▼if-f.-bil'i-t3r. jSLd-vig'a-ble-neas, n.

^d-Tige', V. a. To counsel ; to inform. — 2,
V. n. To consult ; to delibei-ate.

^id-vig'^d (ad-vi'zed or ad-vizd'), a. Pru-
dent ; cautious"; deliberate. — 4.d-vl§'-
?d-lx, ad. [tion.

^d-vise'ment, n. Information : — delibera-

td-vi'gp-rj, a. Giving advice.
d'v^-ca-cj, n. Act of pleading : — vindica-
tion ; defence.

id'vo-cate, v. a. To plead for ; to support ;
to defend ; to vindicate.

Xd'v9-cate, n. Pleader ; defender : — lawyer.

Xdze, n. Tool to cut

JS-o'li-an-harp, n. In-
strument with strings
acted upon by the wind.

i'e-rate, v. a. To fill


with carbonic acid : — to

expose to the air.
^-e'ri-al, a. Belonging to, or inhabiting,

the air ; high.
Ae'rie, n. Nest or brood of eagles, &c.
X'9-ro-lite, »i. Meteoric stone.
X'e-r9-naut, n. One who sails through the

air ; balloonist.
A'e-ro-niut'ic, o. Relating to aeronautics.
JL-f-ro-nHut'ics, n. pi. Art or science of

sailing in the air. [ics.

A'e-rg-plane, n. A sort of flying-machine,
.ffls'thete, n. One devoted to assthetics.
iEs-thet'ic, a. Relating to aesthetics.
£s-thet'ics (es-thot'iks), n. pi. Science

of the beautiful in nature and art.
Af-. Latin prefix, a form of ad — as, n/fix.

t-far', ad. At a grreat distance ; remotely.
f fa-ble, a. Easy of manners ; courteous.

— Xf-fa-bil'i-tjr," H.— Af fa-bly, ad.
i^f-fiir', n. Business ; transaction.
4f-f?ct', V. a. To act upon ; to move the

passions : — to make a show of.
Af-f?c-ta'tion, n. Falw pretence ; artificial

show ; insincerity ; artifice.
Af-f?ct'ed, p. a. Moved ; inf1uence<l : —

pret«Dded. — Af-fect'ed-l^, ad.
Af-f?ct'in&, p.' a. Moving the passions. —

Af-f5ct'|ng-ly, ad.
^f-fSc'tion, n. Desire ; love ; kindness : —

disorder ; disease.

4Lf-fSc'tion-ate, a. Loving ; tender ; kind.

— 4f-fSc'ti9n-^te-lx, ad.
4.f-fi'9.nce, n. Marriage contract : — trust.

— 2, V. a. To betroth ; to pledge.

£f-^-da'T}t, n. Written declaration made

on oath. [associate with.

.^f-fil'i-ate, V. a. To adopt as a child : — to

4.f-fil-i-a'tion, n. Act of affiliating ; state

of being affiliated.

^tf-fin'j-tx. «• Relationship by marriage :
— resemblance ; connection : — mutual at-
traction between two persons : — chemical

4.f-finn', V. To ratify ; to confirm or main-
tain ; to declare positively.

Af-fir-ma'tipn, n. Act of affirming ; solemn

^f-firm'a-tive, o. That affirms ; positive.
— 2, n. ' That which affirms. — .^f.firm'%-
tive-lx, ad.

^.f-fix', V. a. To attach to ; to subjoin.

if^x, n. Something added to a word.

^f-fla't^s, M. Inspiration ; divine impulse.

4f-fllct', V. a. To put to pain ; to grieve ;
to harass.

4.f-flict'ed, jp. a. Having affliction ; grieved.

4.f-flict'ing, p. a. Causing affliction.

.^f-flic'tion, n. State or cause of pain or
sorrow ; calamity.

Af flu-^nce, n. Riches ; abundance.

ifflu-ent, a. Abundant; wealthy.— 2, n.
Tributary stream.

4if-ford', V. a. To yield or produce : — to
spare : — to be able to sell or to bear the
expense of.

4uf-fSr'9St, V. a. To turn land into forest.

4.f-fr5n'chige (af-fran'chjz), v. a. To make
free ; to enfranchise.

^f.fray', n. Quarrel ; disturbance.

^.f-fright', V. a. To alarm ; to terrify. — 2, n.
Terror ; fear : — cause or object of terror,

4.f-fr8nt' (af-frixnt'), v. a. To insult; to
ofiend. — 2', n. Intentional rudeness ; in-
sult ; defiance.

,^-field', ad. To or in the field :— astray,

4.-fire', a. & ad. On fire ; burning.

ijL-flame', a. & ad. Burning ; flaming.

4.-float', ad, In a floating state ; at sea : —
unsettled ; in circulation.

A-foot' (a-fQf), ad. On foot :— in action.

.^-fore', prpp. Before ; sooner in time. — 2,
ad. In time past ; in front. [fore.

4-f6re'said (a-for'scd), a. Mentioned be-

4-fore'tIme, ad. In time past.

.$L-f6Ql', a. & ad. Entangled :— in collision.

.^-fraid' (a-frad'), a. Struck with fear;
fearful ; apprehensive.

A-fresh', nd. Anew ; again.

Aft, ad. Behind ; near or toward the stern.

After, prep. Later in time : — in pursuit
of; behind, in place or rank: — in conse-
quence of: — notwithstanding: — in imita-
tion of: — in relation to: — according to. —
2, ad. Following in time or place ; after-
ward. — 3, a. Succeeding ; subsequent ;
later in time or place : — toward the rear.




Xf ter-mEth, n. Second mowing of grass in
the same season.

Af t^r-nSSn, w. Time from noon to evening.

After-piece, w. Minor piece after a play.

Af t?r-thougrht (af'ter-thawt), w. Reflec-
tion after the act ; later thought.

After- ward, > j

In succeeding time.

Af ter-ward§. ,

Ag:-, Latin prefix, a form of ad — as, aggress.

^.-grain' (a-gen'), ad. Once more : — in re-
turn : — moreover ; besides. *

.4-g'ainst' (f-genst'), prep. In opposition
or contradiction to :-|— opposite to ; facing :
— in contact or collision with : — in prep-
aration for.

i^.-g:ape' (a-gap'), ad. Staring eagerly.

Agr'ate, n. Variegated species of chalcedony :
— ^size of type.

^-ga've, n. Century-plant, an herbaceous
plant bearing flowers on a tall stalk.

i^e, n. Period of time : — generation of
men : — time of life : — hundred years : —
maturity : — decline of life ; old age. — 2,
V. n. To grow old : — to ripen. — 3, v. a.
To cause to grow old.

A'fed (a'jed), a. Old ; stricken in years.

A'g^n-cx, «• Action ; instrumentality : —
office or business of an agent.

A'g'ent, n. Person or thing that acts or ex-
erts power : — one deputed to act for an-

4tB:-8:18m'er-ate, v. a. To gather in a mass.

^gr-glom-^r-a'ti^n, n. Act or process of
agglomerating ; heap or mass.

^gr-glil'ti-nate, v. «. To cause to unite.

4»^ff-glii-ti-na'tion, n. Union ; cohesion.

tg-glii'ti-na-tiva, a. Tending to unite,
g'gran-dize, v. a. To make great ; to ex-
alt :— to exaggerate.

Ag'grran-dize-ment, n. Act of aggrandiz-
ing ; state of being aggrandized.

Agr'gra-vate, v. a. To make worse ; to in-
tensify : — to irritate.

Ag-gra-va'tion, «. Act of aggravating ;
that which aggravates : — exaggeration.

A-g' ere-g^.te, a. Formed of parts collected.
— 2, «. Sum of parts collected.

A^'gr^-gate, v. a. To collect into a mass.

Ag-gr?-ga'tion, n. Collection into a mass ;
aggregate, '

4.g-grgss', V. To attack without provoca-
tion ; to set upon.

^.g-grgs'sion (ag-gresh'un), n. First act
of injury ; unprovoked attack.

^g-gr§s'sive, a. Making the first attack ;
offensive. — 2, n. Hostile attitude or course.
— ^.g-gres'sive-Ijc, ad. — Ag-gres'sive-
nSss, n.

^g-gress'or, n. One who begins hostility.

4-g-grieve (ag-grev'), v. a. To give sorrow
to ; to vex ; to injure. [ror ; amazed.

4L-gli&st' (a-gast'), a. Stupefied with hor-

A^'ile (aj'il), a. Active ; nimble ; quick.

A-§Jl'i-tx, «. Nimbleness ; quickness.

Af i-tat«, V. a. To put in motion ; to dis-
turb : — to discuss : — to contrive; to plot.


A| - i-ta'tioii, n. Act of agitating ; state of

being agitated ; disturbance : — earnest dish

cussion : — violent emotion.
A|-'i-ta-t9r, n. One who agitates.
4L-gi6w', «. & ad. Red and bright with

heat ; glowing.
4Lg-n8s'tic, n. One who maintains that

God cannot be known.
i^L-go', ad. In time past ; since.
4.-goff', ad. In a state of desire : — astir.
4.-go'ing, p. a. In the act of going ; in


t-gone', ad. Ago ; past.
g^9-nize, v. To afflict with, or feel,

Ag'o-nx, «• Violent struggle : —
pain ; suffering.

4.-gra'ri-an, a. Relating to lands, or to
the division of lands.

4L-gTee', V. n. To think or act in unison ; to
harmonize ; to suit with, or be adapted to :
— to assent, yield, or concur : — to settle

4.-gTee'a,-ble, a. Suitable to : — pleasing : —
pleasant : — welcome. — 4.-g:ree-9.-bil'i-ty,
A-gree'a-ble-ness, n. — ^L-gree'a-bljr, ad.

^L-grreed', p. a. Settled by consent.

4.-gree'm?nt, n. Act of agreeing ; concord ;
harmony : — resemblance ; similarity : —
bargain ; compact. [ure.

Ag-ri-cult^i-ral, a. Relating to agricult-

Ag'ri-ciilt-ire"(ftg're-kult-yur), n. Art or
science of cultivating the ground.

Ag-ri-cult'A-rist (ftg-re-kulfyu-rist), n.
One versed in agriculture ; farmer.

Ag'ri-mo-nx, «• Plant of various species,
especially a sort of rose.

4.-groilnd', ad. On tho ground ; stranded.

A'gAe (a'gu), n. Intermitting fever, with
alternating hot and cold fits.

Ah (a), interj. Noting dislike, joy, exulta-
tion, or compassion and complaint.

A-ha', inter). Noting triumph and con-

4.-head' (a-hed'), ad. Farther on ; onward.

^-ho^', interj. Nautical call to attract at-

Aid (ad), v. a. To help ; to assist ; to sup-
port. — 2, n. Help ; support ; assistance :
— one who aids ; aide-de-camp.

Aide-de-camp' (ad'e-kiwng'), «. ; pi. Aides-
de-camp', Military officer employed to as-
sist a general and to convey his orders.

Ai'gret (a'gret), n. Egret, or heron: —
plume or tuft, like the egret's crest.

Ail (al), V. a. To give pain ; to trouble. —
2, V. n. To be in pain or trouble.

4i-lan'tus (a-lan'tus), w. Genus of hand-
some stade trees.

Ail'ing (al'ing),!?. a. Sickly ; morbid ; ill.

Ail'ment, n* Pain ; disease ; illness.

Aim (am), v. n. To direct, as a missile
weapon, act, word, or effort, toward, at,
or against a person, object, or puii)ose. —
2, n. Pointing of a weapon, word, Ac, at
an object : — object aimed at : — purpose.

Aim'leas (am'lgs), a. Without aim or object






kit, n. Fluid in which we breathe ; atmos-
phere : — light breeze : — publication : — ap-
pearance ; mien of a person : — tune. — 2, v.
a. To expose to the air ; to ventilate or
refresh by the air, or by heating : — to
display ostentatiously.

Air' -brake, n. Brake operating by means
of compressed air.

Air'-cush'ion, n. Cushion made air-tight
so that it can be inflated.

Air'i-ness, n. State of being airy ; gayety.

Air'ing, n. Short journey to enjoy the air :
— ventilation or refreshment by exposure
to air or to heat.

Air'-pump, «. Instrument
air from, or compressing
it into, a vessel.

Air'-ship, n. A conveyance
for navigating the air.

Air' -tight (-tit), a. Im-
pervious to air.

Air's, a. Relating to air ;
aerial : — exposed to air :
— composed of air ; unsubstantial ; vision-
ary : — gay : — assuming airs.

Aisle (il), «. Wing or walk in a church.

4.-jar', ad. Half or partly opened, as a door.

w^-kim'bo, a. Arched or crooked, as the

A-kin', a. Belated to ; allied to by nature.

A1-. Latin prefix, a form of ad — as, aZlude.

Al'a-bas-ter, w. White, soft stone.

4.-lack', inietj. Alas 1

4L-lao'ri-t3[) «• Cheerfulness ; liveliness ;
gayety ; readiness.

Al-a-mode', ad. & a. According to the
fashion : — noting a mode of cooking beef.
—2, n. Thin silk stuff.

A-larm', n. Call to arms or action ; cry of
danger : — device to waken sleepers ; ter-
ror ; tumult. — 2, v. a. To terrify ; to dis-
turb : — to call to arms or action.

^-larm'-bell, n. Bell rung noting danger.

4.-larm' -clock, n. Clock to sound an alarm.

A-larm'ist, n. One who excites needless

4-las', in/er;'. Ex-
clamation not-
ing 1 a m e n t a-
tion, pity, or

il'ba-tross, n.
Large, web-
footed marine

bird of the gull AlDatross.


Al-be'it, ad. Although ; notwithstanding.

4.1-bx'no, 1 «• Person whose skin, hair, and

tl-bl'no, j eyes lack the normal coloring.
I'bum, n. Book for inserting autographs,
pictures, and the like.
4l-bii'raen, «. White of eggs ; Bimilar sub-
stance in animal and vegetable bodies.
Al-bii'mi-nous, a. Like, or containing, al-
bumen, [wood ; sap-wood,
^-biir'nam, n. White or softer part of

Al'jilie-mist, n. One versed in alchemy.

Al'phe-mx, n. Ancient or occult chemistry,
which sought to convert base metals into
gold, and to find the elixir of life.

Al'co-hol, n. Pure spirit, the intoxicating
principle of wine, whiskey, &c.

Al-co-hol'ic, a. Relating to, or containing,

Al-cove', n. Recess in a library, or other
room ; niche ; arbor ; bower.

Al'€er, w. Tree or shrub of the birch kind.

Al'der-man, n. ; pi. Al'der-men. Officer in
a town or city corporation, next to the
mayor, and having legislative powers.

Ale, n. Fermented malt liquor.

^-lee', a. & ad. To the lee side.

^.-lert', a. On guard ; watchful : — brisk. —

_ A-lert'lx, ad. — 4-lert'ness, n.

Ale' wife, n. ; pi. Ale'wive§. Fish of the
herring kind.

4.1-fal'fa, n. Lucem, a forage-plant.

Al'ga, n. ; pi. Al'fse. Sea-weed.

Al'ge-bra, «. Branch of mathematics op-
erating' by letters and other symbols, in-
stead of numbers.

Al-fe-bra'ic, "la- Relating to algebra;

Al-fe-bra'i-cal, J performed by algebra.

Al'fe-bra-ist, n. One versed in algebra.

A'li-as, ad. Otherwise. — 2, n. Assumed

Al'i-bT, n. Plea of a person accused, that
he was in another place when the crime
was committed.

Al'ien (al'yen), a. Foreign; different: —
estranged. — 2, n. Foreigner.

Al'ien-a-ble (al'yen-a-bl), a. Capable of

Al'ien-ate, v. a. To transfer property to
another : — to estrange.

Al-ien-a'tion, n. Transfer of property : —
estrangernent : — mental derangement.

.^-light/ (a-lTf), V. n. To come down ; to
descend and rest, as a bird : — to dismount
or jump down. — 2, a. On fire ; lighted.

^L-lign' (a-lln'), v. a. To arrange or adjust
in line.

j^-lign'ment, n. Act of aligning ; position
in line.

4.-like', ad. With resemblance ; equally. —
2, a. Similar ; like.

Al'i-ment, n. Nourishment ; food ; neces-
saries of life.

Al-i-ment'a-rx, «• Belonging to or afford*
ing aliment : — conveying aliment.

Al'j-m9-n3:, «• Allowance to a wife on sep-
aration fiom her husband.

Al'i-qaant, a. Aliquant parts of a number
are such as will never divide the number
exactly — as, 3 is an aliquant part of 10.

Al'i-quSt, a. Aliquot parts of a number
are such as will exactly divide the number
— as, 3 is an nKquot part of 12.

^.-live', a. Having life : — in existence : —
sensitive : — lively ; cheerful : — of all liv-
ing, [from coal-tar.

.^-Uz'a-rine, n. Red dye from madder or




il'k^-li, \ n. ; pi. Al'ka-lie?. Caustic Bub-

Al'ka-li, J stance that neutralizes acids and
with grease forms soap.

Al'ka-line, 1 a. Having the qualities of


iLl'k^-lize, V. a. To make alkaline.

Al'ka-loM, n. Vegetable principle having
alkaline properties, as morphia.

All, n. Entire number or quantity ; whole ;
everything. — 2, a. The whole of, in num-
ber, amount, quality, or extent ; every
one of; every part of: — only. — 3, ad.
Quite ; completely ; entirely.

All-hail', inieij. Term of salutation.

All-wi§e , a. Possessed of infinite wisdom,

Al'lah, n. Arabic name of God.

.^1-lay' (al-la'), v. a. To soothe; to allevi-
ate : — to appease ; to calm.

Al-le-gra'tipn, n. Act of alleging ; thing
alleged ; affirmation : — statement in a law-

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