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Mote, n. Small particle ; speck.

Moth, n. ; pi. Motfi§. Insect related to
butterflies ; its larva, which consumes furs,
clothing, &c.

Motfi'er (muth'er), n. She who or that
which has produced any thing ; female
parent : — origin ; cause : — thick, slimy
substance in liquors, as in vinegar. — 2, a.
Native ; natural. — 3, v. a. To act as a
mother to.

M6tfi'er-hood (miith'^ r-hfld) , n. State of
being a mother ; maternity.

M6th'er-in-l^w, n. Mother of a husband
or a wife.

Moth'er-less, a. Destitute of a mother.

Motfi'er-ljr, a. Like a mother ; maternal.

M6tfi'er-of-pearl', n. Internal layer of the
pearl oyster.

Moth'er-wxt, n. Native wit ; common-
sense.

Mo'tion (mo'shun), n. Act or process of
moving or changing place; action; move-
ment : — impulse : — proposition made in a
public assembly. — 2, v. To make a signifi-
cant gesture ; to guide by a gesture.

Mo'tion-less, a. Being without motion.

Mo'tive, a. Causing mcAion ; moving. — 2,
n. " That which determines the choice ;
inducement ; reason : — design : — prevail-
ing idea.

Mot'ley, a. Of various colors: — ^heteroge-
neous ; of various kinds ; ill-assorted.

Mo'tor, n. Moving force, machine, or mus-
cle.' — 2, a. Pertaining to motion.

Mot' tie (mOt'tl), v. a. To mark with
spots.

Mot'to, n. Short sentence or phrase pre-
fixed to a book, &c., intimating its sub-
ject : — phrase attached to a coat of arms ;
—maxim.



MOULD



200



MULLAGATAWNY



Mould, w. Concreted matter, as smut in
corn : — earth ; soil : — matrix in which
any thing is cast ; model : — cast ; form. — 2,
V. n. To gather mould ; to rot. — 3, v. a.
To shape ; to model : — to cause to gather
mould ; to make mouldy.

Mould' er, v. To turn to dust ; to crumble.

Mould' ingr, n. Ornamental line or edging,
as to a panel or picture-frame.

Mould's:, «• Covered with mould.

Moult (molt), V. n. To shed the feathers or
the hair. — 2, n. Act of moulting.

Moult' ing, n. Act or process of shedding
the feathers or the hair.

Mound, n. Artificial mount ; natural hil-
lock : — bank of earth or stone for defence.

Mount, n. Mountain ; hUl : — artificial hill ;
mound : — horse for the saddle. — 2, v. n.
To project or rise up : — to be of great ele-
vation. — 3, V. a. To raise aloft : — to climb :
— to get upon, as a horse : — to put on
horseback : — to arrange or put in fitting
order : — to decorate.

Mofin'tain (moiin'tin), n. Vast protuber-
ance of the earth ; very large hill. — 2, a.
Relating to mountains.

Mbun-tain-eer', n. Inhabitant of a moun-
tain.

Moun'tain-ous (moiin'tin-tis), a. Full of
mountains ; hilly : — huge ; bulky.

Moun'te-bank, n. Quack ; charlatan.

Mourn (morn), v. To grieve ; to lament.

Mourn' fill, a. Causing sorrow ; sorrowful.

Mourn' ingr, "• Sorrow ; dress of sorrow. —
2, p. a. Indicating sorrow or grief.

Mbfise, w. ; pi. Mice. Little rodent animal
which infests houses and granaries.

Mbu§e (mofiz), v. n. To
catch mice : — to be sly.

Mbu§'er, n. Cat that
catches mice.

M8us-ta5he' (mos-tash'), Mouse.

n. Same as mustache.

Mouth, «. ; "pl. Mbiitfi?. Aperture in the
head, with lips, teeth, and tongue, at
which food is received and from which the
voice is emitted : — opening or aperture, as
of a vessel, a cave, or a river : — cry or
voice : — spokesman : — wry face ; grimace.

Mbtitfi, V. To speak loudly or afi"ectedly ; to
vociferate.

Mbflth'fai, n. ; pi. Mouth' fQlg. As much as
the mouth holds at once ; small quantity.

Moil th' -piece, n. Part of an instrument for
the mouth : — one who speaks for others.

Mov'a-ble, a. That may be moved ; not
fixed.

Mov'a-ble§, n. pi. Personal goods ; furni-
ture.

M8ve, v. a. To put in motion ; to impel : —
to actuate ; to incite : — to persuade ; to in-
duce : — to affect : — to propose for consider-
ation. — 2, V. n. To change place, posture,
"or residence : — to have vital action : — to
walk ; to go. — 3, n. Act of moving ;
saovement.



M8ve'ment, n. Act or manner of moving ;
emotion ; disturbance : — working parts of
a mechanism. [iiig-

MSv'ing, p. a. Exciting ; pathetic ; affect-

M6v'ing: pict'Ares, n. Pictures thrown on a
screen in which persons or. objects are rep-
resented as in motion.

Mb-^, n. Mass of hay or grain : — ^hay-loft : —
grimace. — 2, v.a. To stow away,as hay,&c.

Mow, V. a. [i. mowed ; p. mowed or mown.]
To cut with a scythe.

Much, a. Large in quantity. — 2, ad. In a
great degree ; by far : — often : — nearly ;
almost. — 3, n. Gi-eat deal ; abundance : —
something uncommon or strange.

Mii'ci-lal-e, n. Gum found in plants, and its
solution in water.

Mii-ci-la§'i-noiis, a. Pertaining to, or se-
creting, mucilage ; slimy ; viscous.

Muck, n. Dung for manure ; filth : — peaty
mud. — 2, V. a. To manure with muck.

Mii'cous, a. Pertaining to, or resembling,
mucus ; slimy ; viscous.

Mii'cus, n. Viscous fluid secreted by ani-
mals, as in the nose.

Mild, n. Soil mixed with water ; mire. —
2, V. a. To cover or bedaub with mud.

Miid'dle, v. To make or become muddy or
foul : — to puddle : — to confuse : — to waste.
— 2, n. Confused state ; disorder.

Miid'dx, «• Turbid : — foul or soiled with
mud : — of the color of mud : — dull; stupid.
— 2, V. a. To make muddy : — to cloud.

Miiff, w. Soft, warm cover for the hands : —
stupid, soft fellow : — failure to catch a
ball.

Muffin, n. Kind of light, spongy cake.

Miif fle, V. a. To conceal ; to wrap : — to
deaden the sound of, as by wrappings. — 2,
V. n. To speak indistinctly, or inarticu-
lately. — 3, n. Naked part of an animal's
nose, as of the deer.

Miif'fler, n. Cover for the face or neck.

Mugr, n. Cup with a handle.

Mug'§3:, a. Moist ; damp ; close.

MA-lat'to, n. Offspring of a white person
and a negro.

Miil'ber-rx, n. Tree, the leaves of which
are fed to the silk-worm, and its berry.

Mulch, n. Straw, litter, and leaves, half
rotten, to protect the roots of plants. — 2,
V. a. To cover with a mulch.

Millet, n. Pecuniary penalty
or fine. — 2, v. a. To pun-
ish with a fine.

Miile, M. Cross-breed of a
horse and an ass : — hy-
brid : — machine for spin-
ning cotton.

Mu-le-teer', n. One who
drives mules.

Miil'ish, a. Obstinate;
sullen.

Miill, n. Snuff-box : — species of muslin. — 2,
V. a. To heat, sweeten, &c., as wine.

Mul-la-ra-taw'njr, n. Kind of soup.




MULLEIN



201



MUSTACHE



Mul'lein, n. Tall, coarse herb.

llfil'let, n. Sea-fish, valued for food.

Mul'lion (tQul'yun), n. Upright bar be-
tween lights and panels of a window-frame.

Mul-ti-f a'ri-ous, a. Diversified ; numerous ;
manifold.

Mul'ti-fold, a. Diversified ; manifold.

Miil'ti-form, a. Having various forms.

Mul'ti-ped, n. Insect with many feet.

Mul'ti-ple, n. Number which exactly con-
tains another number several times — as,
12 is a multiple of 3. — 2, a. Manifold.

Miil-ti-pli-cand', ». Number to be multi-
plied.

Mul-ti-pli-ca'tion, n. Act of multiplying ;
state of being multiplied : — rule or process
of finding the product of one given num-
ber multiplied by a second.

Mul-ti-plif'i-tx, n. State of being many.

Mul'ti-pli-er, n. He who or that which
multiplies : — number to multiply by.

MGl'ti-ply, V. To increase in number : — to
increase by generation : — to repeat, as a
given number, a specified number of times.

Mul'ti-tiide, n. Great number ; crowd ;
throng : — populace.

Mul-ti-tu'di-nous, a. Numerous ; manifold.

Miim, inter}'. Silence ; hush. — 2, a. Silent ;
not speaking. — 3, w. Strong German ale.

Kum'ble, v. To speak inwardly or imper-
fectly ; to mutter.

Miam'mer, n. Masker ; jester ; player.

Miim'mer-x, n. Masquerade ; frolic in
masks': — folly ; buffoonery.

Miim'mi-fy, v. To make or become a
mumrny.

Mum'mx, n. Dead body preserved by em-
balming, or by dessication.

Illumps, n. pi. Sullenness : — diseased swell-
ing of the glands about the throat.

Miinch, v. To chew eagerly and greedily.

Hun'dane, a. Belonging to this world ;
earthly. [serpents.

MQn'irSSse, n. Asiatic animal that destroys

Mii-nig'i-pal, a. Belonging or relating to
a corporation, city, state, or nation.

M6-ni5-i-pS.l'i-tj:, n. Municipal district ;
city or borough, or incorporated town or
village, and its inhabitants and govern-
ment.

Mii-nif i-cence, n. Liberality ; bounty.

Mi-nif i-cSnt, a. Liberal ; generous ; boun-
teous.'

MA-ni"tion (mu-nish'un), n. Fortification :
— ammunition ; military or naval stores.

Mii'ral, a. Pertaining to a wall.

MUr'der, n. Act of killing a human being
unlawfully and with premeditated malice
and intention. — 2, v. a. To kill a person
with premeditated malice and intention :
— to violate grossly, as language : — to de-
stroy ; to slay.

Miir'der-er, n. One guilty of murder.

Kiir'der-iss, n. Woman guilty of murder.

Kiir'der-ous, a. Guilty of, addicted to, or
consisting of, murder ; bloody ; cruel.




Mushroom.



Miir'kjr, a. Dark ; cloudy ; obscure.
Miir'mur, n. Low, continued noise, as of
running water : — suppressed complaint. —

2, V. a. To make a murmur or complaint.

Mur'rain, n. Plague among cattle.

Miir'tfier, n. & v. Same as murder.

Miis'cle' (mtis'sl), n. Fleshy organ of mo-
tion in animals : — strength : — shell-fish,
the mussel.

Mus'cft-lar, a. Relating to, or composed of,
muscles' ; brawny ; strong.

Muge, n. One of nine ancient sister god-
desses, fabled to preside over the fine arts :
— deep thought ; abstraction. — 2, t;. To
think on ; to meditate.

M6-§e'um, n. Collection or repository of
curiosities, antiquities, w^orks of art, &c.

Mush, n. Flour of maize boiled in water :
— any thing soft.

Mush'y, a. Soft ; pulpy.

Mush'rSSm, n. Quick -grow-
ing fungus, some species
being edible: — upstart
person. — 2, a. Quick-
growing but short-lived.

Mii'§ic, n. Science or art of
combining sounds agree-
able to the ear: — any
agreeable combination of sounds ; har-
mony ; melody.

Mii'§i-cal, a. Harmonious ; melodious ;
sweet-sounding. — 2, n. Musical entertain-
ment or party. [in music.

Mu-si"cian (mu-zish'an), n. One skilled

Mug'ing, n. Meditation ; contemplation.

Musk, n. Strong perfume, produced by the
musk-deer : — musk-deer.

Musk'-deer, n. Deer which produces musk.

Mus'ket, n. Obsolete infantry fire-arm.

Miis'ket-rx, n. Muskets collectively : — dis-
charge, or fire, of muskets.

Musk'mSl-on, n. Melon of musky odor.

Musk'-rat, n. Aquatic rodent with a musky
odor, and valued
for its fur.

Musk'jr, a. Having
the perfume of
musk.

Mu§'lin, n. Fine,
thin stuff of cot-
ton.

Mii^'lin-de-laine', n
cotton and wool, of light texture.

Mils' quash (mus'kwSsh), n. Musk-rat.

Mus-qut'to, n. Same as mosquito.

Muss, n. Confusion ; disorder. — 2, v. a. To
rumple ; to disarrange.

Miis'sel, n. Edible bivalve shell-fish.

Mils' sul-mSn, n. ; pi. Mils' sul-mang. Mo-
hammedan.

Milst, V. auxiliary. To be obliged. — 2,
V. a. & n. To make or grow mouldy. —

3, n. New wine not fermented : — mouldi-
ness ; mould.

Mus-ta9he', n. ; pi. Mus-ta'^he;, or Mvis-
ta'ghesf. Hair on the upper lip.




Musk-rat.
Fabric of wool, or



MUSTANG



202



NAP



Mas'tangr, n. Wild American horse.

Mus'tard, n. Plant, and its pungent seed,
used as a condiment and for plasters.

Mus'ter, v. To assemble, as troops; to gather;
to summon. — 2, n. Assemblage or regis-
ter, as of troops : — collection ; assemblage.

Mus'tx, a. Mouldy ; spoiled with damp or
age.'

Uii'ta-ble, a. Subject to change ; variable :
— fickle. — Mii-ta-bil'i-tjr, n.

M6-ta'tion, n. Change ; alteration.

Miite, a. ' Silent ; speechless. — 2, n. One
who is speechless : — ^instrument to deaden
the sound of a violin : — letters b, jp, q, t, d,
&, and c and g hard.

Uii'ti-late, v. a. To deprive of an essential
part ; to maim.

Mu-ti-la'tion, n. Act of mutilating ; dep-
rivation of a limb or an essential part.

Mu-ti-neer', n. One guilty of mutiny.

Mu'ti-nous, a. Engaged iu, or disposed to,
mutiny ; seditious.

Mu'ti-nx, V. n. To rise in mutiny. — 2, n.
Insurrection against authority, especially
naval or military authority ; sedition.

Mut'ter, V. To utter or speak indistinctly ;
to murmur : — to grumble. — 2, n. Mur-
mur ; obscure utterance : — grumble.

Mut'ton (milt'tn), n. Flesh of sheep.

Mut' ton-chop, n. Slice of mutton for broil-
ing.

Mut'{i-al (mut'yu-al), a. Acting in return
to each other : — common ; shared alike.
— MSt-fi-al'i-tx, w.

Uuz'zle, n. Nose and mouth of an animal,
or of a bellows, a gun, and the like : —
fastening for the mouth, as of dogs, to
prevent biting. — 2, v. a. To prevent from
biting or speaking.

rT"^' Vpron. poss. & a. Belonging to me,

M^r'i-ad, n. Ten thousand ;
ber*, indefinitely.



Myr'i-a-gram, "In. Metric weight, of

Myr'i-a-grramme, J 22.046 avoirdupois
pounds.

Myr-i-a-li'ter, ) n. Metric measure, of 13.08

Myr-i-a-li'tre, j cubic yards dry, or 2641.8
gallons liquid.

Myr-i-fi-me'ter, 1 n. Metric measure, of

Myr-i-a-me'tre, j 6.2137 miles.

Myr'l-a-pod, n. Worm-like animal having
many jointed feet.

Myr' mi-don. n. Hough soldier ; rufiian.

Myrrh (mir) , n. Strongly aromatic gum.

Myr' tie (mir'tl), n. Fragrant tree or
shrub.

My-self (me-self or ml-self), jjron. I or
ine, with emphasis : — ^in my real character ;
sane.

Mys-te'ri-ous, a. Full of mystery ; unex-
plained ; secret ; incomprehensible.

Mys'te-ry, w. Something secret, inexplic-
able," or above human intelligence ;
enigma ; secret : — trade ; craft : — sort of
ancient drama.

Mys'tic, n. One imbued with mysticism.

Mys'tic, ) a. Partaking of mysticism, or

Mys'ti-cal, J of mystery :— emblematical.

Mys'ti-cigm, n. Belief in a direct inter-
course between God and the human mind :
— obscurity of doctrine.

Mys'ti-fy, v. a. To involve in mystery : — to
bewilder.

Myth, n. Fable ; fabulous narrative about
gods or heroes, or about an event in early
history : — falsehood.

Myth'ic, \ a. Relating to myths ; fabn-

Myth'i-cal, I lous : — untrue ; false.

Myth-o-loi-'i-cal, a. Relating to mythol-
ogy ; fabulous.

My-thol'o-f ist, n. One versed in mythology.

My-thol'o-fy, n. Myths or stories of a
country ; collection of such myths : —
science or treatise which iavestigates
myths.



N.



"VTSb, V. a. To catch suddenly ; to seize.
I\ Na'bob, n. East-Indian governor : —
man of great wealth and luxury.

Na'cre (na'kur), n. Mother-of-pearl.

Na'dir, w. Point of the celestial sphere op-
posite the zenith, or beneath the feet of
the observer.

Nag, n. Small horse ; horse. — 2, v. To
scold ; to tease.

Na'iad (na'yad), n. Water-nymph.

Nail (nal), w. Horny substance on the
human fingers and toes : — claw ; talon : —
metal spike to fasten wood, &c.: — measure
of 234 inches. — 2, v. a. To fasten with
nails.

ITain'sdSk, «. Kind of thick muslin.

Na'bad, a. Uncovered ; unclothed ; bare : —



destitute : — defenceless ; unprotected : —

manifest ; unconcealed ; evident : — mere ;

simple : — unassisted, as the eye.
Name, n. That by which a person or thing

is called : — character; reputation ; renown :

— behalf ; authority. — 2, v. a. To give a

name to : — to nominate.
Name'less, a. Destitute of a name.
Name'Iy, ad. By name ; particularly ; that

is to say.
Name' sake, n. One who has the same

name as another.
Nan-keen', n. Yellowish or bufif-colored

cotton cloth.
NSp, n. Short sleep :— down on cloth. — 2,

V. n. To have a short sleep: — to be

drowsily secure or careless.



NAPE



203



NEBULA



Vape, n. Back of the neck.

Na^per-jr, n. Articles of linen, especially

for the table.
Vaph'tha (nap'tha), n. Clear, inflammable

fluid distilled from petroleum, wood, &c.
lTap'k}n, n. Cloth to wipe the hands, mouth,

&c.
Nar-cis'sus, n. Genus of bulbous plants,

including the daflbdil, the jonquil, &c.
Nar-cot'ic, n. Drug producing sleep or

stupor. — 2, a. Producing sleep or stupe-
faction. I
Nard, n. Aromatic plant, and ointment

prepared from it.



Nar'rate, K. ^



To relate ; to tell.



Nar-rate'

Nar-ra'tion, n. Act of narrating ; that
which is narrated ; story of events.

Nar'ra-txve, a. Nairating ; telling a story.
— 2,'n. Story ; narration.

Nar-ra'tor, w. One who narrates.

NS.r'row (nar'ro), a. Small in breadth or
extent : — straitened ; restricted ; barely
sufficient : — not liberal ; bigoted. — 2, v.
To make or become less broad ; to contract.

Nar'row-lx, ad- Contractedly : — closely : —
barely,

Nar'rowg, n. Narrow passage or channel be-
tween two bodies of water ; contracted part
of a river, &c.

Nar'whal, n. Ma-
rine animal of the
whale kind, with
a tusk or horn. Narwjial.

Na'§al, a. Of, or

pertaining to, the nose : — sounded through
the nose. — 2, n. Letter or sound uttered
through the nose, as m, n, ng.

Nas'cent, a. Beginning to grow; increasing.

Nas'ti-ness, n. Dirt ; filth : — grossness.

Nas-tiir'tion, \w. Cress: — plant with

Nas-tiir'ti-um, J showy flowers and pungent




NSs'tjc, a. Filthy : — gross : — nauseous.

Ka'tal, a. Of, or relating to, nativity ;
native.

Nat-a-to'ri-iim, n. Tank for swimming in ;
swimming-school.

Na'tion, n. Race of men : — body of people
under ona government.

Na"tiou-al (nash'un-al), a. Of, or belong-
ing to, a nation.

Na-tion-al'i-tjr (nash-un-M'e-te), n. Ex-
istence as a nation : — national character :
— ^birth or membership in a particular
nation.

Na'tive, a. Pertaining to the place or time
of birth: — domestic; not imported: —
original : — inborn. — 2, n. Person or thing
native to a region.

Na-tiv'i-tx, n. Birth ; time or place of
birth."

Nat'tjf, a. Spruce ; tidy ; trim.

Nat'^-ral (nat'yu-ral), a. Of, according
to, or produced by, nature : — unaffected.
— 2, n. Idiot ; fool.




Nautilus.



Nat'6-ral-ist, n. One versed in natural
history, as in the life and structure of
animals.

If at-6-ral-i-za'tion, w. Act of naturalizing ;
state of being naturalized.

Nat'A-ral-ize, v. 'a. To adopt as native : —
to invest with citizenship.

Nat'ire (nat'yur), n. Creation, particu-
larly the visible universe : — forces which
govern creation ; personification of such
forces : — kind ; sort : — disposition ; char-
acteristics : — established order.

Nought (nawt), a. Worthless. — 2, n.
Nothing : — cipher, symbol of nothing.

Nslugh'tx (naw'te), a. Bad, as a child ;
mischievous.

NSu'se-a (naw'shg-a), n. Tendency to
vomit ; loathing.

NS.u'se-ate (naw'she-at), v. To loathe: —
to affect with loathing.

IT^iu'seous (naw'shus), a. Causing disgust
or nausea ; loathsome.

NSu'ti-cal, a. Relating to ships, sailors, or
navigation ; naval ; maritime.

Ntu'ti-liis, n. Kind of mol-
lusk', with a spiral shell.

Na'val, a. Relating to ships or
to a navy ; nautical.

Nave, n. Middle part of a
wheel : — body of a church.

Na'vel (na'vl), n. Depression
in the centre of the abdomen.

Nav'j-ga-Me, a. That may be navigated.

Nav'i-gate, v. To sail or go upon in ships :
— to conduct or manage, as a ship : — to
journey by water.

Nav-i-ga'tion, n. Art or act of navigating ;
naval scieiice.

Nav'i-ga-t9r, n. One who navigates.

Nav'vX) n. Laborer on railways, &c.

Na'vjc, «. Fleet of vessels : — all the war-
ships of a nation, and the force for man-
ning them.

Na'vjj-yard, n. Government yard for build-
ing and repairing war-ships.

Nay (na), ad. No : — not only so, but more.

Neap (nep), a. Low — as, Meap tide.

Near, a. Not far distant in time, place, or
degree : — intimate. — 2, prep. Close to ;
not far from. — 3, ad. Nearly : — close by.
— 4, V. To approach ; to draw near.

Near'ljr, ad. At no great distance : — almost :
— ^intimately.

Near' -sight' ed (ner'sit'gd), a. Not able to
see distinctly at a distance.

Neat, n. Oxen, cows, and the like. — 2, a.
Clean and orderly : — simple and appropri-
ate : — adroit.

Neat'-cS.t-tle, n. Oxen, cows, &c.

Neat' -herd, n. One who herds cattle.

Neb, n. Nose ; mouth : — beak of a bird :-^
nib.

Neb'i-la, n. ; pi. Neb'i-lse. Little cloud:
— faint, misty appearance in the heavens,
produced by innumerable stars, or by dif-
fused gaseous matter : — dark spot ; film.



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204



NEUTRALITY



Neb'A-lar, a. Relating to nebulae.
Neb'A-lous, a. Pertaining to, or like,

nebulae ; cloudy : — vague.
N ec'ea-sa-rieg, n. pi. Things indispensable.
Nec'es-sa-ri-ljc, ad. Inevitably.
N ef'es-sa-ry, a. That must be ; inevitable :

— needful ; essential. — 2, n. Something

indispensable or needful.
Ne-ces'si-tate, v. a. To make necessary.
Ne-ces'si-tous, a. Being in want ; needy.
Ne-ces'si-tx, n. State or quality of being

necessary *; that which is necessary ; com-
pulsion : — want.
Neck, n. Part of the body between the head

and the trunk : — any thing similar, as the

slender part of a bottle, &c.

Neck'-cl5th, ) „ Kerchief for the neck.

Xfeck'er-chief, J

Neck'iace, n. Chain worn round the neck
as an ornament.

Neck' -tie, n. Cravat ; neck-cloth.

If ec-ro-lSf 'i-cal, a. Relating to necrology.

Ne-crol'o-l-jr, n. Register of persons de-
ceased.

Nec'r9-man-cer, n. Conjurer ; sorcerer.

Nec'ro-man-cj, n. Enchantment ; conjura-
tion*; divination by means of departed

Ne-crop'o-lis, n. Cemetery. [spirits.

NSc'tar, Vt. Fabled drink of the gods : —
sweet secretion in the blossoms of plants.

Nec'tar-ine, n. Fruit like the peach.

Nec'ta-rjr, n. Nectar-cup of a flower.

Need, w. State of lacking something ; want :
— poverty. — 2, v. To want ; to require ; to

Need'ffll, a. Necessary ; requisite, [lack.

Nee'dle, n. Small, slender, pointed steel
rod for sewing : — small magnetic pointer
in a compass : — any thing like a needle.

Nee'dle-ffll, n. Thread used at one time in
a needle.

Need'less, a. Unnecessary ; not requisite.

Nee'dle-work (-wiirk), n. Sewing.

Needs, ad. Necessarily ; indispensably.

Need x, a. Poor ; necessitous ; indigent.

Ne'er (nar), ad. Contraction for never.

Ne-fa'ri-oii8, a. Wicked ; execrable.

Ne-gra'tion, n. Act of denying ; denial : —
lack of positive qualities.

Neg:'a-tive, a. Implying or expressing
negation — opposed to positive. — 2, n. That
which denies or refuses, as a word. — 3, v.
a. To deny ; to reject.

NSgr'a-tlve-lj:, ad. With, or by, negation.

Negr-iect', V. a. To omit by carelessness or
design ; to slight. — 2, n. Inattention ;
slight. [tentive.

Neg-lect'fQl, a. Heedless ; careless ; inat-

NSg-I|-gee' (neg-lg-zha'), n. Unceremoni-
ous dress : — loose house gown.

NSff'li-tence, n. State or quality of being
negligent ; negligent conduct.

Ngf'Ii-^ent, a. Neglecting ; remiss.

N?-&o'ti-ate (ng-gS'she-at), v. To manage ;
to carry on intercourse or business : — to
conclude by treaty : — to put in circulation,
hlb a bill.



Ne-gro-ti-a'tion (ng-go-shg-a'shun), n. Act
of negotiating ; transaction of mutual
business : — treaty.

Ne-g6'ti-a-t9r, n. One who negotiates.

Ne'grress, n. Female negro.

Ne'gro, n. ; pi. Ne'groeg. One of the black
race of Africa ; person of African blood.

Neigrh (na), k, n. To whinny, as a horse. —
2, n. Whinny or cry of a horse.

Neigh' bar (na'bur), n. One who dwells
near, or in the vicinity : — fellow-creature.
— 2, V. a. To adjoin ; to border on.

Neigh'bor-hood, n. State of being neigh-
bors ; place or people near ; vicinity.

Neigh'bor-ing, a. Near by ; adjacent.

Neigh'bpr-lj:, «• Pertaining to neighbors ;
kind ; friendly.

Nei'ther (ne'ther), cory'. Not either ; nor
yet.— 2, pron. Not either.

Ne'o-phyte, n. New convert ; novice.

Neph'ew (nev'vu or nfiffii), n. Son of a
brother or sister.

Nep'o-ti§m, n. Favoritism shown to rela-
tives.

Nep'tune, n. God of the sea: — outermost
planet of the solar system.

Nerve, n. One of the fibres conveying mo-
tion and sensation between the brain and
all parts of the body : — self-command ;
resolution : — strength. — 2, v. a. To
strengthen ; to arm with force.

Nerve'less, a. Without strength ; weak.

Ner'vous, a. Relating to the nerves : — vig-
orous : — ^having weak or easily excited
nerves.

Nest, n. Bed built by a bird for laying eggs
and hatching young : — abode: — collection,
as of boxes fitting one inside the next. — 2,
V. n. To build, or lay in, nests.

Nes'tle (nes'sl), v. u. To lie close ; to cud-



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