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note in music : — drop, as of medicine.

Min'i-mize, v. a. To reduce to the lowest
point ; to detract from.

Min'i-mum, n. ; pi. Min'i-ma. Smallest
possible quantity. — 2, a. ' Least.

Min'mgr, n. Act of working in mines.

Min'ion (min'yun), n. Servile favorite or
dependant : — small printing-type.

Min'is-ter, n. One who ministers or serves ;
servant : — one who administers, as govern-
ment : — ambassador : — clergyman ; priest.
— 2, V. To give ; to afford : — to serve.

Min-is-te'ri-al, a. Relating to a minister,
or to ministry : — done under another : —
clerical : — executive.

Min-is-tra'tion, n. Act of ministering ;
office or service of a minister.

Min'is-trx, n. Office or service of a minis-
ter : — agency : — persons employed to ad-
minister the government : — office of a
clergyman ; cler-
gymen coll ec-

Mink, n. Small ani-
mal, valued for its

Min'n5w, n. Small
fresh-water fish.

Ml'nor, a. Inferior


less ; smaller. — 2, n.
One under age of twenty-one years.

Mi-nor'i-ty, n. State of being a minor : —
number less than half.

Min'ster, n. Monastery : — cathedral.

Min'strel, n. Musician ; poet and singer.

Min'strel-sjf, n. Art of minstrels ; music :
— band of singers : — collection of songs.

Mint, n. Place for coining money : — aro-
matic plant. — 2, V. a. To coin : — to invent.

Min'A-end, n. Number from which another
is to be subtracted.

Min'6-et, n. Stately, regular dance.

Mi'nus, a. Less — noting subtraction.

Mi-nute', ) «. Very small ; little : — particu-

Ml-niite', j lar ; exact.

Min'ute (min'ut or min'jt), n. Sixtieth
part of an hour, or of a degree : — memo-
randum : — first draught of a writing. — 2,
V. a. To set down in short notes.

Min'ute-hand, n. Hand of a clock which
shows the minutes.




mn'nte-lx, ad. Happening every minute.

Hi-nQte'lXt (^d. To a small point ; exactly.

Min'utes, n. pi. Written or printed memo-
randa or records.

Mi-nii'ti-ae (me-nu'she-e), n. pi. Smallest

Minx, n. Pert girl.

Mir'a-cle, n. Any thing beyond human
power ; supernatural event ; wonder.

Hi-rac'ti-loils, a. Supernatural ; wonderful.

Mirage' (me-razh'), n. Optical illusion by
which objects are seen double, or as if
suspended in air.

Hire, n. Mud ; soft wet earth : — ant. — 2,
V. a. To whelm in the mud : — to soil.

Mirk, M. Darkness ; night.

Mirk jr, a. Dark ; gloomy.

Mir'ror, n. Reflecting surface, as of glass
bacted with shining njetal : — pattern. — 2,
V. a. To exhibit by a mirror.

Mi'rth, n. Merriment ; hilarity ; gayety.

Mirth' ffil, a. Merry ; gay ; joyful ; cheer-

Mirth'less, a. Joyless ; cheerless. [ful.

Mir'jr, a. Muddy ; full of mire.

Mis-. Anglo-Saxon prefix, signifying rvrong,
vrrongly — as, misdeed, misbehave.

Mis-ad-vent' Are (mis-ad-vent'yur),M. Mis-
chance ; misfortune.

Mis-^l-li'ance, n. Improper association.

Mis'an-thrope, n. Hater of mankind.

Mis-an-throp'ic, \ a. Partaking of mis-

Mis-^n-throp'i-cal, J anthropy.

Mis-an'thro-pist, n. Same as misanthrope.

Mis-an'thro-px. «• Hatred of mankind.

Mis-ap-pli-ca'tion, n. Wrong application.

Mis-ap-ply', v. a. To apply incorrectly.

Mis-ap-pre-hend', v. a. To misunderstand.

Mis-ap-pre-hen'sion, n. Incorrect under-

Mis-ap-pro'pri-ate, v. a. To appropriate to
a wrong use.

Mis-ap-pro-pri-a'tion, n. Wrong appropri-

Mis-be-got'ten,j3. a. Unlawfully begotten.

Mis-be-have', v. To act improperly.

Mis-cal'c{i-late, v. a. To reckon wrongly.

Mis-cal-c{i-la'tion, «. Wrong computation.

Mis-ctll', V. a. To name or call improperly.

Mis-car' ria|-e (mis-kar'rij), n. Failure.

Mis-car'rjr, v. n. To fail.

Mis-cel-la'ne-ous, a. Composed of various
kinds ; diversified ; mixed.

Mis'cel-la-njr, n. Collection of various lit-
erary pieces or other matters ; medley.

Mis-chSnce', n. Misfortune ; mishap.

Mis'chief (mis'chif), n. Harm or injury,
whether intentional or unintentional.

Mis'chiev-ous, a. Making mischief ; hurt-
ful ; injurious : — malicious ; vicious.

Mis'ci-ble, a. Capable of being mixed.

Mis-con-ceive' (mis-kon-sev'), v. To mis-
judge ; to misunderstand.

Mis-con-cep'tion, n. Wrong notion.

Mis-con'duct, n. Bad conduct ; ill behavior.

Mis-con-diict', v. a. To manage amiss.

Mifl-con-struc'tion, n. Wnong construction.

Mis-con' strue, v. a. To interpret incor-

Mis-cbGnt', v. To count or reckon amiss. —
2, n. Erroneous reckoning.

Mis'ere-ant, n. Villain : — infidel.

Mis-date', v. a. To date erroneously. — 2, n.
Erroneous date.

Mis-deal', n. Wrong deal. — 2, v. To deal

Mis-deed', n. Evil action ; fault ; offence.

Mis-de-mean' or, n. Misconduct ; ill be-

Mis-di-rect', v. a. To direct or guide amiss.

Mis-di-rec'tign, n. Wrong direction or

Mis-d6', V. To do wrong.

Mis-d6'ingr, n. Offence ; misconduct.

Mis-doubt' (mis-dodt'), v. a. To suspect. —
2, n. Suspicion.

Mis-em-plby', v. a. To employ or use amiss.

Mis-em-ploy'm§nt, n. Improper applica-

Mi'ger, n. Covetous or niggardly person.

Mi§'er-a-ble, a. Unhappy ; unlucky ;
wretched : — worthless : — low ; abject : —
mean ; stingy.

Mi'§er-lx, a. Very avaricious ; niggardly.

Mi§'er-3r, «. Unhappiness ; distress ; desola-
tion : — calamity ; misfortune.

Mis-fit', n. Bad fit, as of clothing.

Mis-fbrt'ine (mis-fort'yun), n. Evil fort-
une ; bad luck ; calamity ; harm.

Mis-five', v. a. To fail or give way, through
doubt or lack of courage : — to fill with
doubt or distrust.

Mis-fiv'ingr, n. Doubt ; distrust.

Mis-got' ten, a. Unjustly obtained.

Mis-gov'ern (-giiv'ern), v. a. To govern
ill ; to administer unfaithfully.

Mis-g:6v'em-ment, n. Bad government.

Mis-fuid^ance (mis-gid'ans), n. False di-
rection ; guidance into error.

Mis-iuTde' (mis-gid') , v. a. To guide amisb ;
to lead into error.

Mis-hap', n. Misfortune ; accident.

Mis-in-form', v. a. To inform wrongly ; to
deceive with false information.

Mis-in-for-m^'tion, n. False intelligence.

Mis-in-ter'pret, v. a. To interpret, explain,
or understand incorrectly.

Mis-in-ter-pre-ta'tion, n. Wrong interpre-
tation, explanation, or comprehension.

Mis-jiid|-e', v. To judge incorrectly or un-
justly ; to mistake.

Mis-jiid|-'ment, n. Incorrect or unjust
judgment.' [misplace.

Mis-lay', v. a. To lay in a wrong place ; to

Mis-lead', v. a. To lead or guide wrong ;
to delude.

Mis-like', v. To disapprove ; to dislike. —
2, n. Disapprobation ; dislike.

Mis-man'ai'e, v. a. To manage ill.

Mis-man' age-ment, n. Ill management.

Mis-name', v. a. To call by the wrong

Mis-no'mer, n. Wrong or erroneous name.




Hater of marriage.
Hatred of marriage.

Hater of women.
Hatred of women.
To put in a WTong place ;

Ki-Bog^'^-mist, n.
Mi-sof'a-mjr, n.
Ki-soe'x-nist, n.

Mis-place', v. a.
to mislay.

Mis-prinf , v. a. To print incorrectly. — 2, n.
Error of the press.

Mis-pri^'ion (mis-prizh'un), n. Mistake:
— criminal oversight or neglect in respect
to the crime of another. [incorrectly.

Mis-pro-nounce', v. To pronounce or speak

Mis-pro-niin-ci-a'tion (-shg-a'shun), n.
Wrong pronunciation.

Mis-quo-ta'tion, n. Incorrect quotation.

Mis-quote', V. a. To quote incorrectly or

Mis-rep-re-§ent', v. a. To represent falsely
or incorrectly.

Mis-rep-re-§en-ta'tion, «. Act of misrep-
resenting ; false representation or account.

Mis-ruIe', n. Unjust or unwise rule : — con-
fusion ; disorder. — 2, v. To govern badly.

Miss, V. To fail to hit, reach, find, observe,
have, or keep : — to omit : — to discover the
absence of; to feel the want of: — to go
wrong. — 2, n. Sense of loss, absence, or
want : — mistake ; omission ; error ; fail-
ure : — young girl : — title of an unmarried

Mis' sal, n. Roman Catholic mass-book.

Mis-shape', v. a. To shape ill : — to direct ill.

Mis-sha pen (-sha'pn), p. a. Ill shaped ;
badly formed.

Mis'sile, a. That may be thrown. — 2, n.
Weapon thrown ; projectile.

Mis'sion (mish'un), n. Act of sending;
state' of being sent ; person or persons
sent ; delegation : — station or association
of missionaries ; field of missionary labor :
— duty on which one is sent : — ^purpose in

Mis'sion-a-r^r (mtsh'un-a-re), n. Person
sent, especially one sent to propagate re-
ligion. — 2, a. Relating to missions.

Mis' si ve, a. That may be sent or thrown.
— 2, n. That which is sent, as a messenger
or letter.

Mis-sp§ll', V. a. [i. & p. misspelt or mis-
spelled.] To spell wrongly.

Mis-spend', v. a. [i. & p. misspent.] To
spend ill ; to waste.

Mis-state', v. a. To state incorrectly or
falsely. [ment.

Mis-state'ment, v. Erroneous or false state-
Mis-step', n. False step.

Mist, w. Small, thin rain ; vapor ; fog : —
any thing that dims the sight or the
judgment. — 2, v. a. To cloud ; to cover
with a vapor. — 3, v. n. To let fall mist.

Mis-take', v. \i. mistook ; p. mistaken.]
To take, understand, or conceive wrongly ;
to err in •pinion or judgment : — to take
one for another. — 2, n. Error in opinion
or judgment; misunderstanding; miscon-
ception : — blunder ; unintentional wrong.

Mis-ta'ken-ly, ad. Erroneously,

Mis'ter. Pronunciation of the title Mr.,
the abbreviation of masler.

Mi§'tle-toe (miz'zl-to), n. Parasitical ever-
green plant, with small white glutinous
berries, growing on fruit trees, the oak, &c.

Mis-took' (mis-tfik'), i. from mistake.

Mis-treat', v. a. To treat badly.

Mis' tress, w. Woman having power, owner-
ship," or skill : — female teacher : — female
head of a family : — title of respect to a
married woman — in this last sense abbre-
viated to Mrs., and pronounced mis'sis.

Mis-trtist', n. Suspicion ; distrust. — 2, v. a.
To suspect ; to doubt ; to discredit.

Mis-triist'f&l, a. Suspicious ; distrustful.

Mist'x, «• Filled or overspread with mist :
— resembling mist : — obscure ; dim.

Mis-un-der-stand', v. a. To understand
wrongly ; to mistake.

Mis-iin-der-stand'ing', n. Erroneous im-
pression ; error :-^issension.

Mis-S§e' (mis-yuz'), v. a. To use im-
properly ; to abuse.

Mis-use' (mis-yus'), n. Wrong use ; abuse.

Mite, n. Small insect : — any thing small.

Mit'i-gate, t;. a. To render mild or less
severe ; to alleviate.

Mit-i-era'tion, n. Act of mitigating ; alle-
viation ; abatement.

Mi'tre (mi'ter), «. Kind
of crown for ecclesiasti-
eal dignitaries: — junc-
tion of two pieces by an
^gle. — 2, V. a. To in-
vest or adorn with a
mitre : — to join with a

Mit'ten, n. Cover for the Mitre,

hand, without separate fingers.

Mitts, n. pi. Gloves without fingers.

Mix, V. To unite to something else ; to join ;
to mingle.

Mixt'Are (mikst'yur), n. Act of mixiBg ;
mixed mass.

Miz'zen (mlz'zn), n. Hindmost fore-and-
aft sail of a three-masted ship.

Miz'zen-m&st, n. Mast at the stern of a

Miz'zle (miz'zl), v. a. To drizzle. — 2, n.
Small rain ; mist.

Mne-mon'ics (ne-mon'jks), n. pi. Art or
method of improving and using the mem-

Moan (mon), v. To lament or grieve audi-
bly. — 2, n. Lamentation ; audible sorrow
or pain.

Moat (mot), n. Ditch round a house or
castle, sometimes filled with water.

Mob, n. Tumultuous and disorderly assem-
blage. — 2, V. a. To attack in a crowd.

Mob' -cap, n. Woman's cap or head-dress.

M^Vile' 1 "• ^°^*b'® :— changeable; fickle.
Mo-bil'i-tx, n. Movableness ; nimbleness :
— fickleness ; inconstancy.




Uob-i-li-za'tion, n. Act of fitting for ser-
vice, as an army or navy.

USb'i-lize, V. a. To fit for active service, as
troops or ships.

Koc'c^-son, I (mok'ka-sn), n. Indian shoe

Uoc'ca-sin j or cover for the foot : — ven-
omous serpent.

Kock, V. a. To imitate in contempt or de-
rision ; to deride ; to laugh at : — to defeat ;
to balk : — to fool ; to tantalize. — 2, v. n.
To scoff ; to sneer.— 3, n. Ridicule ; sneer :
— mimicry. — 4, a.j False ; counterfeit ; not

Mock'er-x, \

«.- , ,.- - t n. Scorn ; ridicule; derision.

filock'ingr, J

MSck'ing-bi'rd, n. Species of thrush, which
imitates other birds.

Kode, n. Method ; form ; fashion ; state : —
fashion ; prevailing style : — variation of a
verb to express manner of action.

Mod' el, n. Copy to be imitated ; pattern ;
standard : — representation on a reduced
scale. — 2, v.a. To plan ; to shape or form.

Kod'er-ate, a. Temperate ; not excessive : —
not luxurious or expensive ; sparing : —
mediocre : — deliberate ; reasonable : — not
extreme or violent. — Mod-er-a'tion, n.

HSd'^r-ate, v. a. To regulate ; to restrain ;
to quiet : — to preside over. — 2, v. n. To
become quiet : — to preside as moderator.

Kod'er-a-tor, n. One who presides.

Mod'ern, a. Late ; recent ; not ancient. —
2, »'. Person of modern times.

Mod'em-ize, v. To render modern ; to adapt
to modern taste or usage.

Uod'est, a. Diffident ; meek ; not bold or
impudent : — decent ; chaste : — moderate.
— Mod'es-tjr, n.

Kod'i-cum, n. Small portion.

Mod-i-fi-ca'tion, «. Act or process of mod-
ifying ; variation : — form.

Mod' j-fy, V. a. To shape ; to adapt ; to
qualify : — to alter ; to vary : — to moderate ;
to soften.

Mo'dish, a. Conformed to the mode ; stylish.

Mo-diste, n. Milliner ; dress-maker.

Mod'^-late (mdd'yu-lat), v. To vary or
adapt, as the voice' or sounds, so as to give

Mod-&-la'tion, n. Act of modulating ; mu-
sical inflection of the voice.

Mo'h&ir, n. Hair of the Angora goat, and
cloth made from it.

M9-liam'me-dan, n. Follower of Mohammed
and his doctrines.

Mo-ham'me-dan-igm, n. Religion of Mo-
fiammed, contained in the Koran.

Moi'§-tx, n. Half : — indefinite part.

Moist, a. Moderately wet ; damp.
MSis'ten (moi'sn), v. a. To make damp.
Moist'^re, n. Moderate wetness ; small

quantity of a liquid ; humidity.
Mo'l^r, o. Having power to grind. — 2, n.

One of the double or grinding teeth.
Mf-las's^S, n. Syrup which drains from
Mold, n. Same as mould. [sugar.


Relating to moUusks.

Mole, n. Natural spot or discoloration on
the skin : — breakwater or jetty of stonea
laid in the sea : — small bur-
rowing quadruped.
Mg-lec'u-lar, a. Relating to,
or resembling, molecules.

Mol'e-cfile, n. Small mass ;
minute particle ; atom.

Mole' -hill, n. Hillock
formed by moles.

Mo-lest', V. a. To disturb ; to trouble.

Mol-es-tk'tion, n. Disturbance ; vexation.

Mol-ii-fi-ca'tion, n. Act of softening or
soothing ; mitigation.

Mol'li-fy, V. a. To soften ; to soothe ; to mit-
igate ; to assuage.

Mol-liis'ca, n. pi. Animals with soft bodies
and no internal skeletons, as shell-fish ;

Mol-lils'can, ) ^

Mol-lus'eous, j

Mol'lusk, n. One of the mollusca.

Molt' en (moFtn), p. a. Melted.

Mo'ment,». Indefinitely small part of time ;
instant : — consequence ; importance.

Mo'men-ta-ri-lx, ad. Every moment.

Mo'men-ta-rx, a. Lasting for a moment;
done in a moment ; transient.

Mo'ment-ljr, ad. For a moment: — in a
moment :— every moment ; from moment
to moment.

Mo-men' tous, a. Important ; weighty.

Mo-men'tuin, n. Motion or force of a
moving body ; impetus.

Mon'ad, n. Indivisible particle : — one of the
smallest and simplest animalcules.

Mon'^rph, n. Sovereign, as emperor, king,
prince, grand-duke, chief, &c.

Mo-narph'al, ^ a. Pertaining or relating

Mo-narph'i-al, I to a monarch or a mon-

Mo-narph'ic, j archy ; vested in a single

Mo-narph''i-cal,J ruler; regal.

Mon'arph-ist, n. Advocate for monarchy.

Mon'arph-x, n. Government of a monarch :
— state ruled by a monarch ; kingdom ; em-

Mon'as-ter-jr, «• Convent of, or for, monks.

Mo-nEs'tic, n. Monk ; recluse.

M9-nas'tic, ) a. Pertaining to monks or

Mo-nas'ti-cal, j to nuns ; recluse.

Mo-nas'ti-ci§m, n. Monastic life.

MSn'day, «. Second day of the week.

MSn'e-ta-ry {or mon'-), a. Relating to, or
consisting of, money.

M8n-e-ti-za'ti9n, n. Act or process of con-
verting into money, or endowing with
purchasing power.

MSn'ey (mun'e),M.; pi MSn'ey?. Metal
coined for traffic ; bank-notes, drafts, and
other current paper used as equivalent for
wealth : — wealth.

MSn'eyed (mtin'id), a. Rich in money.

MSn'ey-less, a. Wanting money.

M$n'|er, n. Dealer ; seller.

Mon'ffol, n. Native of Mongolia. — 2, a.




Wrench with an adjustable

Mon-^o'li-^n, n. Mongol : — native of China :
—language of Mongolia. — 2, a. Of, or
pertaining to, Mongolia and its natives.

Mfin'grel (mung'grel), a. Of a mixed
breed. — 2, n. Any thing of a mixed breed.

Mo-nx"tioii (-nish'un), n. Hint; admoni-

Kon'i-t^r, n. One who admonishes or warns :
— senior pupil who assists the master : —
low iron-clad war -vessel, armed with
heavy guns in revolving turrets.

Mon-i-to'ri-al, a. Relating to a monitor.

Mon'i-to-rXj'a. Giving admonition.

Monk (mungk), «. One of a celibate re-
ligious community living in a monastery.

MSn'key (mung'ke), n. One of a group of
four-handed ani-
mals, including
the ape, baboon,
and the like,
shaped more or
less like a human
being: — term of
contempt, or of
playful endear-

M6n'key-w r e n c h
(-rench), n.

K&nk'ish, a. Pertaining to, like, or taught
by, monks. [only.

Mon'o-phrome, n. Painting in one color

Mo-noff'a-mx, n. Marriage with but one
wife or husband at the same time.

Mon'o-grram, n. Character or device com-
posed of two or more letters interwoven.

MSn'^-grraph, n. Treatise written on any
single subject alone, or a branch of it.

Mon'o-lith, n. Pillar or column formed of
a single stone.

Mon'9-log'ue (m6n'9-16g), n. Soliloquy.

Mon-o-ma'ni-a, n. Insanity on one subject
only : — inordinate interest in any subject.

Mon-9-ma'n|-^c, n. One who is affected
with monomania.

M5n-9-met'al-li5m, n. Employment of one
metal only, as gold, for the standard coin
of a country.

Mon-9-pet'a-lou8, n. Having but one petal
or leaf.

Mon'o>plane, «. One plane ; a form of fly-

Mo-nop'9-list, n. One who monopolizes.

Mo-nop'o-llze, v. a. To obtain exclusive
possession or control, so as to be the only
seller or sharer of it.

M9-nop'9-lj:, M. Exclusive possession ; sole
right of buying and selling.

Mon-9-syl-lab'ic, ) a. Having only one

Mon-9-S3:l-lab'i-cal, J syllable.

Mon'9-8yl-la-bie, n. Word of one syllable.

Mon'9-the-i8m, n. Belief in only one God.

Mon'o-the-ist, «. Believer in monotheism.

Mon'o-tone, n. Tone of uniform pitch.

l[9-not'o-noiis, a. Having monotony ; want-
ing variety : — uniform in sound.

Mo-not'o-njr, n. Uniformity of sound 01
tone :— irksome want of variety.

Monsieur (mos-yiir' or mon-ser'), n. ; pi.
Messieurs. Sir or Mr. — the compellation
of a French gentleman.

M9n-s88n', n. Periodical wind, especially in
the Indian Ocean, occurring regularly
with the seasons.

Mon'stfr, n. Something unnatural or hor-
rible, or unusually large.

M9n-stros'i-ty, n. State of being monstrous:

Mon'strous, «. Unnatural ; unusual : —
shocking ; horrible : — wonderful : — enor-

Month (munth), n. One of the twelve di-
visions of the year : — space of four weeks.

Month'lx, a. Happening every month. — 2,
ad. Once in a month. — 3, n. Publication
appearing monthly.

Mon'A-ment, n. Structure erected as a me-
morial ; remembrance : — tomb.

Mon-A-ment'al, a. Memorial.

M86d, n. Temporary state of mind ; dispo-
sition : — anger : — variation of a verb to ex-
press manner of action ; mode.

M88d'y, a. Out of humor ; peevish ; sad.

M88n, n. Luminary of the night, satellite
of the earth : — satellite of a planet : —

M88n'ligrht (-lit), n. Light of the mocm.
— 2, a. Illuminated by the moon.

M88n'shine, n. Lustre or light of the moon :
— empty show ; delusion.

M88n'-stone, n. Kind of gem, presenting
a pearly reflection within.

M68n'-striick, a. Lunatic ; crazed.

M88r, n. Lowland with poor soil, covered
with heath : — marsh ; bog : — dark-skinned
native of Morocco and the Barbary coast ;
negro. — 2, v. To fasten or be fastened by
anchor ; to anchor.

M88r'ingr, n. Act of securing a ship in
harbor by anchor, &c. ; that which serves
to moor a ship : — pi. place or condition of
a ship thus moored.

Mo8r'ish, a. Marshy : — denoting Moors.

M8or'iand, n. Tract of moor.

M88se, n. American

Mdot, V. To discuss ;
to debate : — to argue
upon a supposed
cause. — 2, a. Unset-
tled. — 3, n. Moot-
court: — debate for

M38t'a-ble, a. That
may be mooted.

M88t' -court, n. Court held for the purpose
of arguing imaginary cases.

Mop, n. Utensil for cleaning floors. — 2, v. a.
To rub or clean with a mop.

Mope, V. n. To be dispirited or dull. — 2, n.
Drone ; stupid, spiritless person.

Mop'ish, a. Spiritless ; dejected.





Itlo-raine', n. Accumulation of stones,
gravel, and debris by a glacier.

Hor'al, a. Relating to rational beings, and
their duties to one another, as right or
wrong : — subject to a moral law : — volun-
tary : — supported by evidence of reason or
probability: — good; virtuous; just; honest.
— 2, n. Practical lesson ; instruction con-
veyed by a fable and the like.

Mo-rale', n. Condition respecting courage
or confidence, as of troops.

Mor'al-ist, n. Teacher of morals : — one who
practises morality.

Mo-ral'i-tx, n. Quality of being moral : —
that in an action which makes it right or
wrong : — doctrine or practice of human
duty ; virtue ; goodness : — ethics : — sort of
allegorical drama.

Uor'al-Ize, v. a. To apply or explain in a
moral sense. — 2, v. n. To make moral re-
flections : — to speak or write on moral sub-

Moir'als, n. pi. Doctrine or practice of the
duties of life ; ethics : — conduct ; manners ;

Mo-rass', n. Fen ; bog. [behavior.

MSr'bid, a. Diseased ; unsound.

M5re, a. Greater in number, quantity, or de-
gree ; added, — 2, ad. To a greater degree :
— again. — 3, n. Greater quantity or degree.

Mo-reen', n. Kind of worsted stuff.

More-o'ver, ad. Besides ; further.

Morgue (inorg), w. Place where dead bodies
are exposed for identification.

Mor'i-bund, a. Dying.

Mor'mon, n. One Of a peculiar religious
sect of the United States, founded in 1830.

Morn, \n. First part of the day : — early

Morn'ing', J part, as of life. — 2, a. Taking
place, or being, in the morning.

HLorn'ing-glo'ry,, n. Common vine of the
convolvulus family, bearing variously
colored funnel-shaped flowers.

Mo-roc'co, n. Fine leather of goat-skin.

Mo-rose', a. Sour of temper ; peevish.

Mbr'phi-a, \n. Narcotic drug extracted

Mbr'phine, J from opium.

Mor'row, n. Day after the present : — next

Morse, n. Walrus, or sea-horse. [day.

Mbr'sel, n. Mouthful ; piece ; bite.

Mor'tal, a. Subject to death ; not immor-
tal;' human: — deadly; fatal: — of, or be-
longing to, death: — extreme : — punishable
by death. — 2, n. Man ; human being.

Mor-tal'i-tx» «• State of being mortal : —
^eath :— number of deaths in proportion
to population.

Mor'tar, n. Vessel for pounding substances
in :-^8hort, wide cannon for throwing
bombs : — cement of lime, sand, and water.

Mort'graf'e (mor'g^j), n. Pledge of an es-
tate as security for a debt. — 2, v. a. To
pledge as security for a debt.

Mor-ti-fi-ca'tion, n. Act of mortifying ;
state of being mortified ; that which mor-
tifites: — humiliation: — local death of a
part of the body.

Mbr'ti-fy, v. To affect or be affected with
gangrene : — to humble ; to depress ; to

Mbr'tise, n. Hole in wood
for a tenon. — 2, v. a. To
cut a mortise in.

M9-§a'ic, n. Design or
pictorial representation
made of pieces of glass,
marble, pebbles, shells,
&c. — 2, a. Relating to mosaic work : —
relating to Moses.

Mos'lem, n. & a. Mohammedan.

Mosque (mosk), n. Mohammedan temple.

Mos-qut'to (m9s-ke'to), n. Small blood-
sucking insect.

Moss, n. Small flowerless plant of many
species : — bog or swamp. — 2, v. a. To cover
with moss,

Moss'-ro§e, n. Rose with a mossy calyx.

Moss'x, «• Covered with, or like, moss.

Most, a. Greatest in age, position or rank,
number, degree, quantity, &c. — 2, ad. In
the greatest degree. — 3, n. Greatest num-
ber or quantity.

Most'lx. ad- For the greatest part ; chiefly.

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