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ful ; attentive.

Thought'less (thawt'less), a. Gay; care-
less : — ^inconsiderate.

Thoii'gand, a. & n. Ten hundred.

Thou'§andth, a. Ordinal of a thousand. —
2, n. One of a thousand equal parts of a

Thr^l'dom, n. Slavery ; servitude.

ThrSU, n. Slave : — thraldom.

Thrash, v. To beat and clean from chaff,
as grain : — to beat ; to drub : — to toss or
throw violently.

Thrash' er, n. One who thrashes : — machine
to thrash grain.

Thrash' ing, n. Act of one who thrashes :
— a beating or drubbing.

Thread, n. Small twist or cord of flax or
other fibrous substance : — projecting spiral
line on a screw : — continued course. — 2,
V. a. To pass thread through, as a needle :
— to pass through : — to form a screw-
thread on.

Thread'bire, a. Deprived of the nap : —
trite ; commonplace.

Threat, n. Denunciation ; menace.

Threat'en (thret'tn), v. a. To menace ; to
utter threats upon.

Threat' en-ing, p. a. Menacing ; imminent.

Three, a. & n. Two and one.

Three' fold, a. Three times as much.

Three' -ply, a. Having three plies or folds.

Three' score, «. Thrice twenty ; sixty.

Thresh, v. a. Same as thrash.

Thresh'old, n. Ground or step under a door :
— entrance.

Threw (thru), i. from throw.

Thrice, ad. Three times.

Thrift, n. Prosperity : — frugality ; econ-
omy : — flowering plant.

Thrift'less, a. Wanting thrift ; extrava-
gant. ■

Thrif'tjr, a. Economical ; fnigal : — thriving.




ThrYll, V. n. To feel a sharp, tingling sen-
sation. — 2, V. a. To cause to thrill ; to
penetrate with a tingling sensation. — 3, n.
Thrilling sensation : — drill : — a warbling.

Thrill'ing, a. Causing a thrill ; exciting.

Thrivej v. n. \i. throve ; p. thriven.] To
prosper ; to increase ; to flourish.

Thriv'en (thriv'vn), jj. from thrive.

Thriv'ing-, p. a. Growing ; flourishing.

Throat, n. Forepart of the neck ; pharynx :
— narrow entrance.

Throb, V. n. To heave ; to palpitate ; to
pulsate. — 2, n. Beat ; strong pulsation.

Throe, w. Anguish ; pang.

Throne, n. State chair of a sovereign or
bishop : — sovereign power. — 2, v. a. To
enthrone. [crowd.

Throng-, n. Multitude ; crowd. — 2, v. To

Thros'tle (thrds'sl), n. Mavis, a singing

Throt'tle, n. Windpipe : — valve regulating
the admission of steam into an engine. —
2, V. a. To choke.

Through (thru), prep. From end to end of:
— over the whole extent of : — by means of.
— 2, ad. From end to end : — to the end.
— 3, a. Going through, or to the end.

Througfh-but', ad. In every part. — 2, prep.
Quite through

Throve, i. from tnnve.

Throw (thro), v. [i. threw; p. thrown.]
To send by the hand ; to cast ; to hurl : —
to put off : — to lay flat, as in wrestling. —
2, n. Act or distance of throwing.

Thrown (thron),jp. from throw.

Thrum, n. Ends of a weaver's threads : —
coarse yarn. — 2, v. a. To furnish with
thrums ; to fringe : — to play upon care-
lessly ; to strum.

Thriish, n. Small bird of several species,
noted for its song : — ulcerous disease of

Thrust, V. [L & p. thrust.] To push vio-
lently ; to shove : — to stab. — 2, n. Violent
push : — attack : — stab : — horizontal out-
ward pressure.

Thud, w. Dull, heavy blow or sound.

Thug' {or tug), n. Hindoo religious assas-
sin : — murderous person ; ruffian.

Thumb (thiim), n. Short, thick finger of
the hand. — 2, v. a. To handle awkwardly:
— to soil by handling.

Thiimp, n. Hard, heavy, dull blow.— 2, v.
To beat or fall with dull, h^avy blows.

Thun'der, n. Heavy noise or report follow-
ing a flash of lightning : — loud noise : —
denunciation. — 2, v. n. To produce thun-

Thiin'der-bolt, n. Lightning : — denuncia-

Thun'der-clap, n. Explosion of thunder.

Thun'der-ous, a. Emitting thunder.

Thun'der-shb-^'er, \ n. Kain or storm with

Thun'der-storm, J thunder.

Thiin'der-striick, a. Astonished.

ThuT§'day, w. Fifth day of the week.


Thus, ad. In this manner ; to this degree.

Thwack, v. a. To strike ; to bang. — 2, n.
Hard blow ; thump.

Thw§,rt, a. Transverse ; oblique. — 2, v. a.
To cross ; to oppose ; to frustrate. — 3, n.
Transverse seat, for oarsmen.

TSy (thi or ilhe), pron. pos. Of, or belong-
ing to, thee. ' [cookery.

Thyme (tim), n. Aromatic plant used in

Thy-selr , pron. Thou or thee, with empha-
sis: — ^in thy real charac-
ter ; sane.

Ti-a'ra, 1 n. Crown, cap, or

Ti-i'ra, J ornament for the

Tib'i-a, n. Inner and larger
bone of the leg below the

Tib'i-al, a. Relating to the

Tick, n. Credit : — parasitic
insect : — case of a mat?-
tress or pillow : — ticking :

— small mark. — 2, v. n. To beat, as a
clock. — 3, V. a. To make a small mark

Tiok'et, n. Marked card or paper, in token
of a" right, privilege, or debt : — list of can-
didates. — 2, V. a. To furnish with a ticket.

Tick'ing', 11. Sound of a watch or clock ;
dight noise : — material for a bed-tick.

Tick'le (tik'kl), v. a. To touch lightly, so
as to cause a thrilling sensation : — to

Tiek'lish, a. Easily tickled : — unsteady : —
difficult ; critical.

Ti'dal, a. Relating to the tides.

Tid'bit, n. Dainty ; choice morsel.

Tide, n. Ebb and flow of the sea, or of
streams : — time ; season.

Tide'-wS-ter, n. Water subject to tides.

Ti'ding§, w. pL Newa; intelligence.

Ti'dx, «• Neat ; orderly : — comfortable. —
2, n. Cover for a chair, &c.

Tie (ti), V. a. To fasten with a knot : — to
bind : — to unite : — to be even with ; to
make even. — 2, n. Knot : — bond : — even
score : — cravat : — low shoe.

Tier, n. Row ; rank ; series.

Ti'er, n. One who ties : — child's apron.

Tierce (ters or ters), n. Cask containing
forty-two gallons : — ^position in fencing.

Tiff, n.
Dram of
li quor :

— slight

Ti'fer, n.


and fero- Tiger

ciousAsi- *

atic beast of prey, of the cat kind.
Tight (tit), a. Tense : — not loose or leaky :

■ — snug ; too snug : — stingy.
Tight' en (ti'tn), v. To make or become

tight or tighter.




Ti'gress, n. Female tiger.

li^grpe, I ^ Kesembling a tiger ; fierce.

Tile, u. Broad, thin piece of baked clay,
&c., used for drains, paving, and the like :
— clay drain-pipe : — ^hat. — 2, v. a. To
cover with tiles.

Til'ing, n. Tiles : — tiled roof.

Till, n. Money-box in a shop. — 2, prep., ad.,
or conj. Until. — 3, v. a. To cultivate ; to

Till'a-ble, a. That may be tilled ; arable.

Till'a§e, n. Act or art of tilling ; laud

TiU'er, n. Cultivator : — ^handle of a rudder :
— shoot of a plant — 2, v. n. To put forth
shoots from the root.

Tilt, n. Cover of a v^^agon : — tournament.
— 2, V. a. To cover : — to incline ; to tip. —
3, V. n. To fight ; to rush, as in combat.

Tilth, n. That which is tilled ; tillage.

Tilt'-ham-mer, n. Large hammer operated
by machinery, used in iron-works.

Tim'ber, n. Wood for building ; beam : —
wooded land : — material. — 2, v. a. To
furnish with timber.

Tim'brel, n. Ancient Jewish drum.

Time, }i. Measurement of duration : — pres-
ent life ; duration of life : — period : — in-
terval : — fit season : — tense of a verb : —
musical measurement : — repetition. — 2,
V. a. To adapt to the time : — to regulate
or measure as to time.

Time'-hon-ored (-6n-urd), a. Long held in

Time'-keep-er, n. Watch or clock : — one
who notes' the time workmen are on

Time'piece, n. Watch or clock.

Time'ljr, a. Seasonable : — suflicientlj' early.

Time'-serv-er, n. One who meanly com-
plies with the times or circumstances.

Time'-ta-ble, n. Register of time, as of the
arrival of trains, &c.

Tim'id, a. Timorous; afraid; shy. — Ti-
mid'i-ty, n.

Tim'or-ous, a. Having or causing fear.

Tim'o-tbjj, n. Kind of grass, cultivated for

Tin, n. Common whitish malleable metal :
— tin-plate : — ware made of tin. — 2, v. a.
To cover with tin.

Tinct'iire (tingkt'yur), n. Color or stain : —
taste superadded : — exti^act of drugs. — 2,
V. a. To imbue ; to tinge.

Tin'der, n. Any thing very inflammable,
used for kindling a fire.

Tine, n. Prong of a fork, antler, &c.

Tin' -foil, n. Tin in a thin leaf.

Ting:, n. Tinkling sound.

Tinfe, v. a. To impregnate with a color,
flavor, or other quality. — 2, n. Degree of
color, flavor, &c., added.

Tin'gle, v. n. To feel a qniveiing or prick-
liug sensation : — to tinkle. — 2, n. Tingling
sensation : — tinkle.

Tin'g'ling', n. Thrilling sensation : — tink-
ling sound.

Tink'er, n. Mender of metal ware. — 2, v.
To inend metal ware : — to mend or work
at unskilfully.

Tin'kle, v. To make a small, sharp ringing
sound ; to clink. — 2, n. Tinkling sound.

Tink'ling-, n. Small, sharp ringing sound.

Tin'man, 1 n. Worker or dealer in tin

Tin'ner, J ware.

Tin' -plate, n. Thin sheet of iron or steel
coated with tin.

Tin'sel, n. Grauzy fabric woven with gold
or silver : — metallic foil for ornaments : —
something brilliant but valueless ; false
show. — 2, a. Made of, or like, tinsel ;
gaudy ; worthless. — 3, v. a. To adorn with

Tint, V. To tinge with color. — 2, n. Tinge ;
shade of color. [plate.

Tin'type, n. Photograph taken on an iron

Ti'nj!;, a. Little ; small ; puny.

Tip, n. Top ; point ; end : — cover for the tip
of something : — small fee : — hint. — 2, v.
To cover with a tip : — to give a hint, or a
fee : — to slant ; to tilt.

Tip'pet, n. Wrap for the neck.

Tip'pie, V. To drink often or habitually. —
2, n. Drink.

Tip'sy, a. Somewhat intoxicated.

Tip'toe (tip'to), n. End of the toe.

Tip' -top, n. Highest degree ; summit. — 2,
a. First-rate.

Ti-rade', \ ii. Strain of invective or reproof ;

Ti-rade', j censorious speech or writing.

Tire, n. Attire : — hoop of a wheel. — 2, v.
To make or become weary.

Tired (tird), j). a. Fatigued ; weary.

Tire'less, a. Never tired : — having no tire.

Tire' some (tir'sum), a. Wearisome ; tedious.

Tis'siie (tish'yii), n. Fine woven fabric : —
connected series : — membranous structure
in plants or animals.

Tit, n. Small horse : — titmouse.

Tit'bit, n- Same as tidbit.

TitR'a-ble, a. Subject to pay tithes.

Tithe', n. Tenth part, fiaid to the clergy, or
given in charity : — any small portion. — 2,
V. a. To tax to one tenth.

Tith'ingr, n. Tithe : — act of taking tithes.

Tit'il-late, v. a. To tickle.

Tit-il-la'tion, n. A tickling.

Tit'iark, n. Small singing-bii'd.

Ti'tle, n. Inscription ; appellation : — appel-
lation of rank or honor : — title-page :—
claim to ownership. — 2, v. a. To name ;
to entitle.

Ti'tle-pa|-e, n. Page of a book containing
the title, or name.

Tit'mbuse, n. Small, active perching bird.

Tit'ter, v. n. To giggle ; to snicker. — 2, n.
Restrained laugh ; giggle.

Tit'tle, ti. Small particle ; iota.

Tit'tle-tat'tle, n. Idle talk ; prattle.

Tit'u-lar, a. Existing in name only; nomi-





Tit'ii-la.-rx. «• One invested with the title
of a titular office. — 2, a. Kelating to a
title : — titular.

TQ,\prej>. Toward; — as far as: — noting

T9, j nearness, connection, or opposition : —
in comparison with : — in accordance with :
— for the purpose of : — accompanied by.

T8, 1 ad. or prep. The sign of the infinitive

To, I mood — as, to go : — also used adverbially
to modify a verb — as, to be attended to.

Toad (tod), n. Com-
mon animal of the
frog kind.

Toad'-eat-er, n.

Toad'stoSl, n. Um-
mushroom of sev-
eral species.

Toad's:, «• Syco-
phant ; toad-eater.

T5ast (tost), V. a. To warm thoroughly :—
to dry and scorch : — to drink in honor of. —
2, n. Toasted bread : — person or sentiment
drunk to.

To-bac'co, n. Plant, and its dried leaves,
used for smoking, chewing, and for snufif.

To-bac'oo-nist, n.
Dealer in tobacco.

To-hog'gran, n. Sledge
for coasting, made
of a board turned
up at the end.

To-day', n. This day.
' — 2, ad. On this

Tod'dle (tod'dl), v. n.
unsteady steps.

Tod'djj, w.. Fermented sap of the palm-tree :
— sweetened spirits and hot water.

To-do', n. Bustle ; ado.

Toe (to), n. Small terminating member of
the foot.

Tof'fx, n. Same as taffy.

To'ga, n. Roman outer garment.

To-§et&'er, ad. In company ; not apart.

Tog-'g-le (tog'gl), n. Pin or key to fasten
chains or ropes together.

Tog'g-le-joint, n. Joint in machinery like
an elbow.

Toil, V. n. To labor : to be busy. — 2, n.
Labor • effort : — snare.

Toil'er, 11. One who toils or labors.

Toi'let, n. Dressiug-ta.ble : — act or mode of
dressing ; attire.

Toil' some, a. Laborious ; weary.

To'ken (to'ku), ». Sign ; mark : — souvenir ;

Told, i. & p. from tell.

Tol'er-a-ble, a. Passable ; endurable.

Tol'er-ance, n. Power or act of tolerating ;
sufferance ; endurance.

Tol'er-ant, a. Disposed to tolerate.

Tol'er-ate, »;. n. To endure ; to permit.

Tol-er-a'tion, n. Act of tolerating ; suffer-

To walk with short.


Toll, w. Tax paid for a privilege : — portion
of grain paid to a miller for grinding : —
slow, regular stroke of a bell. — 2, v. To
pay toll :— to take toll of :— to sound slowly
and regularly, as a bell.

Toll'-gate, n. Gate where
toll is paid.

Tom'a-hawk, n. Indian

To-ma'to, )«. Garden

To-ma'to, J plant, and its
red or yellow edible fruit.

Tomb (tom), n. Place of burial : — monu-

Tom'bby, n. Romping girl.

Tomb' stone (tom'ston), n. Monument over
a grave.

Tome, n. Volume ; book.

To-mor'row, n. Day after the present day.
— 2, ad. On the next day coming.

Tom-tit', n. Titmouse.

Ton, n. Avoirdupois weight of 2240 pounds
{long ton) or 2000 pounds {nhort ton) : —
forty cubic feet, in measuring ships.

Tone, n. Sound ; character of a sound : —
sound or quality of the voice : — strength ;
energy : — prevailing hue, style, or senti-
ment. — 2, V. a. To intone : — to modify : —
to give tone to.

Tone'less, a. Having no tone.

Tong-§, n. pi. Utensil for taking up hot
coals, &c.

Tongue (tung), n. Fleshy organ in the
mouth, used in tasting and in speaking : —
language : — utterance: — catch of a buckle:
— any thing shaped like a tongue : — point
of land. [speech.

Tongue'-tled, «. Having an impediment in

Ton'ic, «. Medicine that strengthens the
system : — key-note in music.

Ton'ic, ) a. Strengthening the system :

Ton'i-cal, J — relating to tones or sound.

To-night' (to-nif), n. This night. — 2, ad.
On this night.

T6n'na§e (tun'aj), n. Measure of the ca-
pacity of a ship : — duty by the ton : — ship
ping, estimated by tons.

Tonneau (ton-no), n. Millier, a metric
weight of 2204.62 avoirdupois pounds.

Ton'sil, n. Oblong gland at the base of the

T6n-so'ri-al, a. Pertaining to shaving, or to
a barber.

Ton' sure (ton'shiir), 9?.. Shaven spot on the
head : — act of clipping the hair.

T86, ad. Overmuch : — likewise ; also.

Took (tuk), I. fi'om take.

T06I, w. Instrument ; implement : — one used
as a tool.

To3t, V. To blow or sound as a horn. — 2, n,
Sound of a horn, or as of a horn.

TSoth, n. ; pi. Teeth. One of the small bones
fixed in the jaw, used to masticate the food ;
— tine : — any tooth-like projection : — taste :
relish. — 2, v. a. To furnish with teeth :—
to indent.




TSSth'aphe (toth'ak), n. Paiu in the teeth.

TSSthed (totbt), a. Having teeth ; sharp.

TSoth'less, a. Wanting teeth.

T66th'pick, ) n. Instrument for cleans-

To6th'pick-er, J ing the teeth.

T86th'soine (toth'sum), a. Palatable.

Top, n. Highest place, part, or rank : — sur-
face : — child's spinning toy. — 2, v. To tip :
— to rise above ; to surpass : — to crop.

To'paz, n. Yellow, brown, or greenish pre-
cious stone.

Tope, V. n. To drink to excess.

To per, n. Drunkard.

Top'-gal-lant, a. Noting the third sail and
the third mast above the deck.

Top'-heav-x (top'hev-e), a. Too heavy at
the top.

Top'ic, w. Theme ; head of a discourse.

Top'i-cal, a. Relating to, or according to,
topics : — relating to a place ; local.

Top'knot (top'not), n. Knot or crest on
top of the head. [mast.

Top' -mast, n. Mast next above the main-

Top'most, a. Uppermost ; highest.

To-pog-'ra-pher, n. One versed in topog-

Top-o-graph'ic, \ a. Relating to topog-

Top-o-graph'i-cal, J raphy ; describing a

Tp-pog'ra-phx, «■ Description of some lim-
ited portion of the earth's surface, as a
tract of land, a city, &c.

Top'ple (top'pl), V. To tumble.

Top'pling, a. Ready to fall.

Top'-sail, n. Sail on the top-mast. [ward.

Top'ssj-tiir'vx, ad. With the bottom up-

Tbrch, n. Large blazing light, as from
burning pitch, tow, &c.

Tbrch'-lig-ht (-lit), n. Light of a torch.

Tore, i. from tear.

Tor'ment, n. Anguish ; torture.

Tor-ment', v. a. To torture ; to harass.

Torn, 'p. from tear.

Tor-na'do, n. Violent hurricane.

Tor-pe'do, n. A kind of fish : — explosive
machine for destroying ships : — small ex-
plosive, used for signalling, &c.

Tor-pe'do-hoat, n. A vessel which discharges
"explosive projectiles in naval warfare.

Tor'pid, a. Numb; sluggish. — Tor-pid'i-tXiW.

Tbr'por, n. Numbness ; inactivity.

Tor'rent, n. Rapid stream or current.

Tor'rid, a. Parched : — burning ; hot.

Tor'sion, n. Act of twisting : — force tend-
ing to untwist.

Tbr'toise (tor'tiz or
tfa-'tis), n. Rep-
tile encased within
two hard, shelly

Tort'u-ous, a.
Twist«d ; winding :
— perverse.

Tbrt'ure (tiirfyur), n. Extreme anguish,
bodily or mental ; agony. — 2, v. a. To
inflict torture upon.


To'rs:, n. Conservative in politics. — 2, a.

Relating to the Tories.

Toss, «. To throw ; to fling : — to jerk ; to
agitate. — 2, n. Act of tossing ; cast : —

Tos'sel, n. Same as ta^ael.

To'tai, a. Whole ; entire : — absolute. — 2, n.
Whole sum or quantity.

To-tal'i-tx, n. Entirety ; total.

Tot'ter, V. n. . To shake as though about to
fall ; to reel.

Tot' tie, V. n. To totter : — to toddle.

Tbu'can, n. Tropical American bird, with
a large bill.

Touch (tuch), V. To come in contact with :
— to meet ; to adjoin : — to ti-eat slightly t
— to affect ; to move to pity. — 2, n. Sense .
of feeling : — contact : — test : — single "
stroke : — suggestion ; hint : — small quan-
tity or degree.

Touch'hole, n. Hole for firing a gun.

Touch'ing, prep. With respect to. — 2, a.
Pathetic ; affecting.

Touch' -pa-per, n. Paper for use as tinder.

Touch' stone (tuch'ston), w. Stone used to
test the purity of gold and silver : — test.

Touch' -wood (tuch'wiid), n. Rotten wood
used for tinder.

Toueh'x (tuch'e), a. Peevish ; techy.

Tough (tuf), a. Not brittle or soft; stiff;
strong : — tenacious ; viscous : — stubborn :
— hardy. — 2, n. Bully ; low, rough fellow.

Tough'en (tuf'fn), v. To make or become

T8ur (tor), n. Prolonged journey : — circuit.

Tour'ist (tor'ist), n. One who makes a

Tour'na-ment (or tilr'na-ment), n. Feigned
battle between mounted knights, &c.: —
contest of strength or skill in sports.

Tour'ney, v. n. To tilt in the lists. — 2, n.

Toiir'ni-quet (tur'ne-ket), n. Surgeon's
bandage, tightened by a screw.

Tbu'§le (tiju'zl), V. a. To rumple ; to dis-

Tow (to), n. Coarse part of flax or hemp :
— act of towing ; vessel towed. — 2, v. a.
To draw on the water by a rope.

Tow'ai-e, ii. Act or price of towing.

Tow'ard, \prep. In the direction of : — as

Tow'ard§, J a help to : — near.

Tow'ard, \ a. Ready to do or learn ;

Tow'ard-lj^, J apt.

Tow'-boat, n. Boat used for towing vessels.

Tb^'el, n. Cloth for wiping the hands, &c.

Tb"^'er, n. High, narrow building : — cita-
del. — 2, V. n. To soar ; to rise high.

Tb-(v'er-ing, p. a. Very high : — violent.

Tow'-line, n. Rope or chain used in towing.

Tb-^n, n. Settlement larger than a village,
and smaller than a city : — township : — in-
habitants of a town.

Tb^n'ship, n. Territory of a town : — dis-
trict six miles square.

Tb-^n§'man, n. One of the same town.




Tow'-path, n. Path beside a canal, &c., for
animals towing barges.

Tox-i-col'o-i-y, n. Science of poisons.

Toy, n. Trifle ; plaything ; bawble. — 2, v. n.
To trifle ; to play.

Tby'man, n. One who deals in toys.

Toy' shop, n. Shop where toys are sold.

Trace, n. Mark ; track ; indication : — very
small portion : — tng of a harness. — 2, v. a.
To follow by a track or trace : — to mark

Trace'a-ble, a. That may be traced, [out.

Tra'ce-ry, n. Fine ornamentation, as in
carved stone.

Tra'(3he-a, or Tra-phe'a, n. Windpipe.

Track, u. Mark left ; footprint : — beaten
path : — rails on a railroad. — 2, v. a. To
follow by tracks : — to make footprints on :
— to tow.

Track'less, a. Untrodden ; pathless.

Tract, n. Expanse : — region ; quantity of
land : — short treatise ; pamphlet.

Trac'ta-ble, a. Manageable ; docile. — "
Trac-ta-bil'i-ty, n.

Trac'tile, a. Ductile. — Trac-til'i-ty, n.

Trac'tion, n. Act of drawing'; state of
being' drawn.

Trac'tive, «. That draws : — attracting.

Trade, u. Buying and selling; commerce;
barter : — business ; employment : — manual
occupation : — persons engaged in trade. —
2, V. To traffic ; to deal ; to barter.

Trade' -mark, n. Manufacturer's mark, for
distinguishing goods.

Trad'er, n. One engaged in trade.

Trade§'man, n. Shopkeeper : — mechanic.

Trades' -lin-ion, "• Organized combination
of workmen to protect their interests.

Tra-di"tion (-dish'uu), v.. Oral transmis-
sion of knowledge or belief to posterity.

Tra-di"tion-al, ) «. Relating to, or de-

Tra-d-i"tion-a-ry, J livered by, tradition.

Tra-duce', u. a. To defame ; to slander.

Tra-dii'cer, v. One who traduces.

Tra-diic'tion, n. Transmission ; conveyance.

Traffic, ». Commerce ; trade : — business
of a railroad, steamship line, &c. — 2, v.
[i. & p. trafficked.] To have commerce ;
to buy and sell.

Traf'fick-er, «. Trader ; merchant.

Trag'a-canth, it. Gum from several species
of shrub, used in confectionery, &c.

Tra-i-e'di-an, n. Writer or actor of tragedy.

Tra^-'e-dy, n. Drama occupied with lofty,
serious, or mournful aspects of life, excit-
ing emotions of pity or horror : — mourn-
ful event; catastrophe.

Traf'ic, \a. Pertaining to, or like, a

Tra^'i-cal, j" tragedy ; calamitous.

Trail, v. To draw ; to drag : — to track. —
2, n. Track ; path : — train.

Train, «- To drag along: — to educate; to
discipline; to exercise: — to allure. — 2, n.
Part of a gown trailing behind : — any
thing drawn after: — retinue: — series;
course: — line of gunpon'der: — connected
line of railroad cars.

Train' ingr, n. Education ; discipline.

Train'-bil, n. Oil from the fat of whales.

Trait (trat or tra), n. Characteristic ; feat-
ure ; peculiarity.

Trai'tor, n. One guilty of treason, or of
a breach of trust.

Trai'tor-oiis, a. Treacherous ; perfidious.

Trai'tress, n. Woman Avho betrays.

Tra-jec'to-ry, n. Curve made by a body
propelled through space.

Tram, n. Sort of wagon or car.

Tram mel, n. Shackle : — hook for Buspend-
ing pots and kettles: — hiuderance; ob-
struction : — net : — instrument for con-
structing an ellipse : — comi)ass for drawing
large circles. — 2, v. a. To hinder; to

Tramp, v. To tread heavily : — to travel on
foot. — 2, n. Sound of footsteps : — -journey
on foot : — vagrant.

Tram' pie (tram'pl), v. To tread down, or
under foot : — to tread heavily.

Tram'-road, ) n. Road for trams or wag-

Tram'-way, j ous : — street railway.

Trance, n. Unnatural sleep, resembling
death : — state of ticstacy.

Tran'quil, a. Quiet ; peaceful. — Tran-
quii'li-ty, n.

Tran'quil-lize, v. a. To render tranquil.

Trans-. Latin prefix, signifying beyond^
acrosfi — as, iranscti'tid, irani^port.

Trans-act', v. a. To manage ; to conduct.

Trans-ac'tion, ti. Act of transacting ; man-
agement : — business transacted : — pj.
reports or publications of certain learned

Trans-ac'tor, n. One who transacts.

Trans-al'pine, a. Lying beyond the Alps—

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