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CK(>i-i-NXL.'i-TY,7i. State of being crim-

CRiM'i-N^L-L,Y, ad. Guiltily. final.

CRiM'i-NATE,7?,a.To charge with crime.

CRIM-i-na'tion, n. Act of criminating.

CRiM'i-NA-TO-RY, a. Accusing.

CRIMP, a. Brittle ; easily crumbled.

CRIMP, V, a. To curl or crisp, as the hair.

crIm'ple, v. a. To contract, corrugate.

crim'^on (krim'zn), n. Deep red color.

crim'§on (krim'zn), a. Of a deep red.

crim'son, v. a. To dye with crimson.

crin(^'e,7i. Servile bow ; mean civility.

CRiNCji-E, V. n. To bow ; to fawn.

crIn'kle, v. n. To run in flexures or
waves 3 to wrinkle. [equalities.

CRiN'KliE, V. a. To mould into in-

cr;n'kl,e, 71. A wrinkle ; a sinuosity.

CRlP'PXiE, 71. One who is lame.

CRlp'PLE,t3. a. To lame; to make lame.

CRi'sis,7i. ,■ pi. CRi'sES. A critical time.

CRISP, a. Curled ; brittle ; friable.

CRISP, V. a. To curl ; to twist, indent.

crisp'ing-Tr-on, 71. A curling iron.

CRisP'Y, a. Crisped ; short and brittle.

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cri-te'ri-on, M. ,• pi. cri-te'ri-a. a
standard by which any thing is judged.

crit'ic, n. One skilled in criticism.

CRiT'i-CAL, a. Relating to criticism ;
exact ; captious : — decisive. [ner.

CRIt'1-c^l.-ly, ad. In a critical nian-

CRlT'k-ci§E, V. n. To act the critic.

CRiT'i-ci§E, V. a. To examine care-
fully ; to test the excellence of.

CRiT'i-cl'SM, 71. Art or act of judging.

CRl-TiQUE' (kre-tek')j w. A critical ex-
amination ; critical remark or treatise.

CROAK, V. n. To make a hoarse noise.

CROAK, 71. The cry of a frog or raven.

croak'er, n. One vi'ho croaks.

CRO'CEOUS (kro'shus), a. Like saffron.

CROCK, n. A vessel made of earth.

crock, v. a. To defile with smut or

crock'er-y, n. Earthen ware. [soot.

CRoc'o-biLE or cr6c'p-d'ile,7j. An
amphibious animal of the lizard tribe.

cr5'cus, n. A plant ; a flower.

croft, 71. A little field near a house.

crone, ?i. An old woman : — an old ewe.

cro'ny, 71. A bosom companion.

crook (kruk), n. A bend ; a curve : —
a shepherd's hook : — artifice ; trick.

crook (kruk), V. a. &c n. To make
crooked ; to bend. [straight.

crook'ed (kruk'ed), a. Bent; not

crook'ed-nEss (kruk'ed-), n. State
of being crooked ; perverseness.

CROP, 71. Produce : — a bird's craw.

CROP, 7). a. To cut off, to reap.

CRO'ijiER (kro'zher), n. An archbish-

cros'LiET, n. A small cross.[op's staff.

IICROSS (kros or kraus), n. One straight
body or line crossing another ; a gib-
bet : — misfortune ; mishap ; trial.

IICROSS, a. Transverse ; peevish ; fretful.

(jcROSS, V. a. To lay athwart ; to can-
cel ; to pass over ; to thwart.

(|cr6ss'-bar, n. A transverse bar.

||cr6ss'-bill, n. Bill of a defendant.

iJcRoss'BOW, 71. Weapon for shooting.

i|CR6ss'-E:^-AM'mE, V. a. To exam-
ine, as a witness called by the oppo-
site party ; to cross-question. [eyes.

IIcross'eyed (-id), a. Having cross

(|cr6ss'-pur-pose,7i. a kind of riddle.

iJcROSS-Qufis'TiON, V. a. To cross-
examine._ [country or other roads.

llCRoss'-ROAD, 71. A road across the

CROTCH,w. A hook : — fork, as of a tree.

CROTCH'ED, a. Having a crotch.

crotch'et, n. A note in music j—pl.
Marks or hooks in printing [thus].

sCRoOcH, V. n. To stoop low ; to lie
close to the ground ; to cringe.

croup (krop), 7). A disease in the throat.

CROW^, 71. A large, black bird :— the
noise of the cock : — an iron lever.

crow (kro), V. n. [i. crew or crowed ;
p. crowed.] To make the noise of a
cock ; to boast ; to exult ; to bluster.

CROW'-BAR, 71. A strong iron bar.

crowd, 71. A multitude ; the populace.

CROWD, V. a. To press close ; to urge,

CROW'DY, 71. Food of oatmeal, &;c.

CROWN, n. Diadem of sovereigns : —
top of the head : — a coin : — garland.

CROWN, V. a. To invest with the crown ;
to dignify ; to complete ; to finish.

CROWN'-GLASS, ?(. Fine window-glass.

crown'-im-pe'ri-al,,?!. A large flower.

CROW'^'foot f-fut), n. A plant.

crO'cI-al (kru'she-al), a. Transverse.

CRiJ'ci-ATE (kru'she-at),a. Like across.

CRt'ci-BLE, n. A chemist's or gold-
smith's melting-pot. [on the cross.

crO'ci-fix, n. Representation of Christ

CRiJ-ci-Flx'ipN, 71. Act of crucifying.

CRtj'ci-FORM, a. Of the form of a cross.

CRtj'ci-FY, V. a. To put to death by
nailing to the cross ; to subdue.

CRtJDE, a. Raw; unripe; undigested-

CRude'ly, ad. In a crude manner.

CRtlDE'NESS, 71. State of being crude-

cru'di-ty, 71. Unripeness; rawness.

CRT^'Eii, a. Inhuman ; hardhearted.

CRiT'EL-tiY, ad. In a cruel manner.

CRtj'EL-TY,7i. Inhumanity; barbarity.

CRtj'ET,7i. A vial for vinegar, oil, &c.

CRiTl§E, 78. A voyage at -sea. [voyage.

CRUISE, 75. 7J. To rove for plunder; to

CRtji§'ER, n. One that "M-uises. [bread.

CRtJM, or CRfJMB, n. A fragment, as of

CRIJM, or CRUMB, V. a. To break into
cruras ; to crumble. [pieces,

CRUM'ble ,v, a. & 71. To break into small

criJm'my, a. Soft; consisting of crums.

crum'pet, 71. A kind of soft cake.

CRUM'PLE, V. To draw into wrinkles.

crum'pled (kriim'pld), a. Wrinkled.

CRUP'PER, n. A strap to keep a saddle

CRtJ'RAii,a. Belonging to the leg. [right.

CRU-sade',78. Expedition under the ban-
ner of the cross against infidels, [sade.

cru-sad'er, n. One engaged in a cru-

CRUSE, 71. A small cup or vial ; a cruet.

CRt;'sET,7t. A goldsmith's melting-pot.

CRUSH, V a. To squeeze ; to bruise.

CRt)sH, n. A collision ; a crash.

crDst,?/. The hard, outer part of bread:
— an external covering or case.

CRtJsT,^. To gather or form a crust.

crus-ta'CEAN (-shan), n. A crusta-
ceous animal, as the lobster, &c.

AEIOUY, long ; XMotJ'i, short ; AEIC>V¥> obscure. — fArEjFXRjFAsTjFAll ; H£IR,




CRUS-ta'ceous, a. Shelly, with joints.

CRUS-ta'tiqn, n. An incrustation.

crijst'i-nEss, 71. Q.uality of crust.

CRUST'y, a. Like crust : — morose ; surly.

CRUTCH, n. A support used by cripples.

CRUTCH, v.-a. To support on crutches.

CRY, V. n. To call ; to exclaim : — to weep.

CRV, V. a. To proclaim ; to make public.

CRY, n. A shriek : — weeping ; — clamor.

CRYPT, n. A subterranean cell or cave.

crys'tal, n. A regular, solid body : — a

crys'tal, a. Crystalline, [fine glass.

Like crystal ; transparent , clear.

CRYS-tal-li-za'tion, n. Act or pro-
cess of crystallizing- [tals.

crys'tal-lize, v. To form into crys-

CUB, n. The young of a bear, fox, &c.

cu'ba-ture, 71. Measurement of the
contents of a solid body.

CUBE, 71. A square, solid body of six
equal sides : — the product of a number
multiplied twice into itself.

cu'Bic, a. Having the form of a cube ;
relating to, or like, a cube.

Cu'Bi-FORM, a. Of the shape of a cube.

cu'bit, 71. The forearm : — a measure.

CU'Bl-TAli, a. Relating to a cubit, [ess.

ctJCK'OLD, n. Husband of an adulter-

cuck'66, 71. A well-known bird.

cu'cUM-BER, 71. A plant, and its fruit.

cu'cUR-BiT, 71. A chemical vessel.

CUD, n. Food reposited in the first stom-
ach of an animal, to be chewed.

cud'dle, v. 71. To lie close ; to hug.

cCd'dy, n. A cabin : — a three-legged
stand, used as a fulcrum : — a clown.

CiTD'q^Eli, 11. A short stick to strike with.

CiJD'^^EL,, V. a. To beat with a stick.

CUE (ku), 71. The tail or end : — a hint :
— a straight rod used in billiards.

cOff, 11. A blow : — part of a sleeve.

ciJFF, V. n. To fight.— 7J. a. To strike.

CUi-RASS' (kwe-ras' or kvve'ras), n. A
breastplate. [dier in armor.

CUi-RAS-siER'(kwe-r?ts-ser'),7i. A sol-

cu'Ll-NA-RY, a. Relating to cookery.

cui^ii, V. a. To select ; to pick out.

cDll'er, 11. One who culls or chooses.

CULL'ION (kul'yun)', n. A scoundrel.

Cul'i.y, 77. A man deceived ; a dupe.

CULM, 71. _ Anthracite : — stem of grass.

cul'mi-nate, v. n. To be in the me-
ridian ; to rise to the highest point.

CUL'Mi-NAT-iNe,p. a. Rising to the top.

CUL-PA-BiL'i-TY, 71. The being culpa-

CUL'PA-BLE,a. Criminal; blamable.[ble.

ctJJJvA-BljY, ad. In a culpable manner.

ctJL'PRlT, 71. An otFender ; a criminal.

cGii'TT-VA-BLE, a. Capable of culti-
vation ;_that may be tilled, as land.

cOl'ti-vate, v. a. To till ; to improve.

ctJli'Tl-VAT-ED, p. a. Improved by
culture ;_ refined in manners.

cul-ti-va'tiqn, 71. Act of cultivating.

cue'ti-va-tor, 71. One who cultivates.

cult'ure, 77. Cultivation ; tillage

cuet'ure (kiilt'yur), v. a. To cultivate,

cue'ver, 71. A pigeon or dove.

CiJL' VER-IN, 11. A species of ordnance.

cue'vert, n. An arched passage,

ctJL'VER-TAlL, 71. Dovetail.

CUM'BENT,ffl. Lying down ; recumbent.

cOm'BERjT). a. To clog; to encumber.

CUM'SER-SOTME, a. Burdensome.

cum'brance, 77. Encumbrance.

ctJM'BROUS, a. Burdensome; heavy.

CUM'IN, 71. An aromatic, annual plant.

cu'MU-LATE, 7J. a. To accumulate.

cu-mu-la'tiqn, 71. Accumulation.

cu'jViy-LA-TiVE, a. Heaped up ; in-
creased by additions ; aggregated.

cu'ne-^e, a. Relating to a wedge.

ctJ'NE-AT-ED, a. In form of a wedge.

cu-ne'i-form, a. Formed as a wedge.

ctJN'NiNG, a. Artful; sly; subtle.

cu^'NlNa, 77. Artifice; slyness; art.

cCp, n. A small drinking-vessel.

CUP, V. a. To bleed by scarification.

cup'BOARD (kub'burd), 7i. A case with
shelves, for dishes, provisions, &c.

Cu'PEL, 71. A cup or shallow vessel
_used in assaying the precious metalK.

cu-PEL-la'tiqn, n. Act of assaying
or refining the precious metals.

cu-pid'i-TY, 77. Ill desire ; avarice.

cup'PlNG-,71. A method of bloodletting.

cu'PRE-otts, a. Consisting of copper.

ciJR, 77. A dog : — a snappish man.

cur'a-ble, a. That may be cured.

cu'ra-cy, 77. The office of a curate. •

cu'rate, 71. A clergyman hired to per-
form the duties of another.

cu'r^-tive, a. Tending to cure.

cu-ra'tor, 77. A superintendent.

curb, 77. Part of a bridle : — a frame
round the mouth of a well.

CURB, V. a. To restrain ; to check.

CURD, 77. The coagulated part of milk.

CURD, V. a. To turn to curds ; to curdle.

CUR'dle, 7). To coagulate ; to thicken.

ciJRD'Y, a. Coagulated ; like curd.

CURE, 77. A remedy: — act of healing:
_— the spiritual charge of a curate.

CURE, V. a. To heal ; to restore :— to salt.

CURE'LESS,a.. Without cure or remedy.

cur'er, 77. One who cures ; a healer.

cur'few, 77. An evening bell.

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cO-Ri-os'l-TY, n. Anxiety to know or
jearn; inquisitiveness : — rarity; a sight.

cu'Ri-otJS, a. Inquisitive : — rare : — nice.

cu'ri-ous-ly, ad. In a curious manner.

ciJRL, 11. A ringlet of hair : — flexure.

CURL, V. a. To turn in ringlets ; to twist.

ctJBi., V. n. To shrink into ringlets.

cur'lew (kiir'lu), n. A water-fowl.

ciJRL'l-NESS, n. ' State of being curly.

curl'y, a. Having curls ; curled.

CUR-MtJD'(j^EpN, n. A miser ; — a churl.

CtJR'RANT, n, A shrub and its fruit.

CUR'ren-CY,7i. Circulation :— money,
or the paper passing as money.

ctJR'RENT, a. Generally received ; com-
mon ; general j now passing, [course.

cGr'rent, n. A running stream : —

ctJR'Rl-ciiE, n. An open chaise with two

CtJR'RJ-ER, n. Leather-dresser, [wheels.

Cur'rish, a. Like a cur ; brutal ; sour.

CUr'ry, v. a. To dress, as leather : — to
rub, as a horse : — to tickle by flattery.

CUR'ry, n._ A spiced Indian mixture.

cub'ry-comb (-kom), n. An iron comb.

CURSE, V. a. To wish evil to ; to afilict.

CURSE, V. n. To utter imprecations.

ctJRSE,™. A malediction ; affliction.

ctJR'sED, a. Hateful ; unholy.

ctJR'siVE, a. Running; rapid; swift.

cuR'sQ-Ri-r. Y, ad. In a cursory manner.

ciJR'sp-RY, a. Hasty ; quick ; slight.

CURT, a. Short; curtailed; mutilated.

cur-tail', v. a. To cut off" ; to shorten.

ctJR'TAlN (kur'tin), n. A cloth hang-
ing round a bed, at a window, &c.

cur'tain, v. a. To fix with curtains.

cur'vat-ed, a. Bent ; crooked ; curved.

CVR-va'tion, n. Act of bending.

cur'va-ture,7i. Crookedness; curve.

curve, a. Crooked; bent; inflected.

CURVE,??, fl. To bend; to crook, inflect.
' CURVE, n. A bend ; part of a circle.

cur-v£t', 71. A leap; abound.

CUR-vl-iilN'E-AL, ) a. Having curved

ciJR-vi-LlN'E-AR, \ lines; curved.

cuR'vi-TY, 71. Curvature ; crookedness.

cxJsH'ioNTkush'un), 7!. Pad for a seat.

CUSP, n. The point of the new moon.

cus'Pi-DAT-ED, a. Ending in a point
cus'tard, 71. Food made of eggs, milk,

sugar, &c., and baked or boiled.
cus'TO-DY, 71. Imprisonment: — care.
CtJs'TOM, n. Habitual practice ; usage :

: — duties on exports and imports.
CUS'tom-A-ri-ly, ad. Commonly.
CUS'tom-A-ry, a. Usual ; common.
ctJs'TOM-ER, n. An accustomed buyer.
cCs'TOM-iiousE, 71. A house where the

duties upon goods are collected.
CUT, V. a. & n. [i. & p. cut.] To make

an incision in ; to hew ; to carve.
CUT, 71. A gash or wound ; a Mow : —

picture impressed : — fashion ; shape.
a^-TA'NE-otJs, a. Relating to the skin.
cu'Ti-CLE, n. A thin skin ; scarf-skin.
cy-Tic'U-LAR, a. Belonging to the skin.
cut'lass, 11. A broad cutting-sword.
cut'ler, n. One who makes knives,&c.
cot'ler-y, 71. A cutler's ware.
ciJT'LET, 71. A slice of meat.
cuT'PilRSE, 71. A pickpocket ; a thtef.
ciJT'TER,_7i. A fast-sailing vessel.
cut'throat,7i. a murderer; assassin.
cut'ting. 71. A piece cut off"; a chop.
cut'tLe, 71. A sort of fish or mollusk.
c y'A-nite, 71. A mineral of blue color.
cy'cle, 71. A circle : — a space of time.
cy'cloid, ??. A geometrical curve.
cy-clo-p^'di-a, 71. An encyclopedia.
cy-clq-pe'an, a. Relating to the Cy-
CY-CEOP'ic, a. Cyclopean, [clops ; vast.
cy&'net (sTg'net), n. A young swan.
c^l'in-der, 71. A long, round body.
cy-lin'dri-cai,, a. Like a cylinder.
c?m'bal, 71. A musical instrument.
cyn'ic, 71. A follower of Diogenes ; a

misanthrope ; a morose man ; snarler.
ct^n'ic, [a. Like a surly dog ; snari-
c\'^N'i-C^L, J ing ; snappish ; cross.
cy'nq-sure, 71. The star near the north
cy'press, 71. A tree, [pole ; a guide.
CYST,7i. A bag containing mbrbid matter.
czar (zar)j 11. The title of the emperor

or autocrat of Russia.
c z a-r!'na (za-re'na), n. The title of the

empress of Russia.


DXb, v. a. To strike gently or sudden-
ly ; to slap ; to hit. [ — dabster.
dXb, n. A small lump : — a gentle blow :
dab'ble, v. 71. To play in water.

dAb',71. One who dabbles.
dAb'chIck, n. A small water-fowl.
dIb'ster, 11. An adept in any thing.
DACE, 71. A small river-fish.

IMloVYylongi AfilotJS, short; ^.EIPVY, ofecwre.— eAee, fXr, FAST, fall; heir,




dac'tyl, n. A poetical foot of one long
syllable and two short ones.

DAD, or dad'dy, n. A term for father.

dAf'fo-dil, 71. A plant ; the narcissus.

DAG'«^ER,?i. Dirk; poniard: — mark [f].

dIg'gle, v. To trail in mire ; to drag-

DAG'liOCK, 11. Loose lock of wool. [gle.

dah'li-a, n. A plant and flower.

DAI'LY, a. Happening every day.

DAi'LY, acL Every day ; very often.

dain'ti-ly, a<Z. Delicately; nicely.[ous.

dain'ty, a. Delicious: — nice; fastidi-

dain'tYjM. Something nice or delicate.

DAi'ry, tu a place where milk is pre-
served, or made into butter, &c.

DAi'§Y (da'ze), n. A plant and flower.

DALE , n. A space between hills ; a vale,

DAL'LI-ANCE, Ti. Acts of fondness.

Dal'jLY, v. n. To fondle : — to delay.

DAM, n. A bank to confine water: — a
female parent, used of beasts. [ter.

DAMj-c. a. To confine by dams, as wa-

DJtM'Af/E,w. Mischief; hurt; injury.

dam'a^e, v. a. To injure ; to impair.

DAM'A9E-A-BL,E,a. Susceptiblcof hurt.

dAm'ask, n._ A figured cloth or silk.

DAM'AS-KEEN, ?J. a. To inlay, as iron,
steei, &;c., with gold or silver.

iJAME, 71. A lady ; mistress of a family.

DAMN (dam), V. a. To condemn.

dam'n^-ble, a. . Most wicked.

dam-na'tion, n. Sentence to eternal
punishment ; condemnation.

dam'na-to-ky, a. That condemns.

damp, a. Moist ; wet ; foggy.

DAMP, TK Fog ; moisture ; vapor.

DAMP, V. a. To moisten: — to depress.

damp'er, ?i. One who damps : — valve.

DAMP'ISH, a. Moist ; humid.

damp'ness, 7U Moisture; fogginess.

dam'^el, 71. A young maiden ; a girl.

dam'§on (dam'zn), n. A small plum.

DANCE, 7'. 72. To move with measured
steps, as with music. [feet.

DANCE, 71. A regulated movement of the

DAN'CER, 71. One who dances.

dan'de-li-qn, n. A plant and flower.

DjiN'DLE,??. 71. To fondle ; to shake.

dan'dler, 71. One who dandles.

Dan'druff, n. Scurf on the head.

dan'dy, 71. A coxcomb ; a fop.

DAN'DY-i§M, 71. Q,ualLties of a dandy.

DANE, n. A native of Denmark.

DAN'(^ER,7i; Exposure to injurj' ; periL

DAN'i^ER-oiJs, a. Full of danger ; peril-


dan'gle, v. tu To hang loose; to fol-

dIn'gler, 7t. One who dangles, [low.

DAPH'NE, 11. A kind of small shrub.

dXP'PER, a. Little and active ; trim.
dap'p£e, a. Of various colors, [ors.
DAP'PliED (dap'pld), a. Of different col-
dap'pIiE-gray, a. Gray, with spots.
DARE, V. n. \i. durst ; jp. dared.] To have

courage ; to venture ; not to be afraid.
DARE, v.a. To challenge ; to defy.
DARKER, 71. One who dares or defies.
dar'ing, a. Bold ; adventurous ; brave.
DAR'tNG-LY, ad. Boldly ; courageously.
DARK, a. Void of light ; opaque.
DARK, 71. Darkness ; want of light.
dark'en (dar'kn),-!). a. To make dark.
dark'en (dar'kn), v. n. To grow dark.
dark'ish, a. Approaching to dark.
dark'ly, ad. With darkness; obscurely.
dark'ness, 71. Want of light ; obscurity.
dark'some (dark'stim),o. Somewhat

dark ; dim ; obscure. [beloved.

dar'ling, a. Favorite ; dear ; tenderly
dar'ling, 71. One much beloved.
DARN, V. a. To mend by sewing.
dar'nel, n. A plant ; rye-grass.
DART, 71- A missile weapon ; a spear.
dart, v. ffl. To throw ; to shoot, emit.
DART, V. 11. To fly rapidly, as a dart.
dart'er, 71. One who throws a dart-
DASH,i'. a. To strike violently : — to mix.
dash, v. iu To fly off; to rush, strike.
DASH, 11. A mark or line, thus [ — ] : —

a blow : — an ostentatious show.
dash'ing, a. Precipitate : — foppish.
das'tard, 7?. A coward ; a poltroon.
das'tard-ly, a. Cowardly ; mean.
da'ta, Truths admitted; premises.
date, n. The time of any event ; time

of writing a letter : — a kind of fruit.
DATE, V. a. To note with the time.
DATE 'less, a. Without any date.
date'-tree,7i. a palm bearing dates.
da'tive, a. Noting the third case of

Greek and Latin nouns, pronouns, &c.
DAUB, V. a. To smear ; to paint coarsely.
DAUB, 71. Coarse painting ; plaster.
daub'er, 11. One who daubs.
daub'e R-Y, 71. A daub ; coarse painting.
daub'y, a. Glutinous ; viscous, [child.
daugh'ter (daw'ter), 7?,. A female
daugh'ter-ly (daiw'ter-le), a. Like

a daughter. [fright ; to intimidate.
daunt (dint), V. a. To discourage ; to
daunt'less, a. Fearless; bold.
DAU'PHIN, n. The title formerly given

to the eldest son of the king of France-
DAW'DLE, 77. n. To waste time ; to trifle.
DAWN, t;. m. To grow light ; to glimmer.
DAWN, n. Break of day ; beginning.
DAY (da), 71. The time from sunrise to

sunset : — 24 hours :— an age : — victory.

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i)AY'"-BOOK(da'buk),7s. A tradesman 's

DAY'-BREAK^n. Tlxe dawnl [journal.

DAY'LIGHT (da'lit), m. Light of the

day'-lil-y, 71. A plant and flower, [day.

days'man, n. An umpire; a judge.

DAY 'spring, n. Rise of the day ; dawT>.

DAY'-STAR,7i. The morning star; Venus.

DAZ'ZLEji'.a. To overpower with light.

dea'con (de'kn), n. A church officer.

dea'con-ry, n. Office of a deacon.

J3EAD (ded), a. Deprived of life ; life-
less; inanimate; dull; still; vapid.

DEAD, n. Stillness. — pi. Dead persons.

dead'en (ded'dn), v. a. To deprive of
life ; to make dead or spiritless.

DEAd'ish, a. Resembling what is dead.

DE AD'-iiiFT, n. A lift by main strength.

©fiAD'LiGHT (ded'lit), n, A shutter.

l>EAD/r,Y» «• Destructive ; mortal.

BEAD'iiY (ded'le), ad. Like death.

dSad'ness (ded'nes), n. Want of life.

DEAD'NJ&T-TiiE (d6d'net-tl),7i. A plant.

DEAF (def), a. Wanting the sense of
hearing ; not hearing : — stunned.

DEAF'en (dePfn), i'. a. To make deaf.

DEAF'ness, n. State of being deaf.

DEAL (del), n. Part ; quantity : — a dole :
— fir or pine timber sawed.

DEAL, V. a. [i. &. p. dealt.] To distrib-
ute ; to divide ; to scatter ; to give.

DEAL, «. n. To traffic; to transact.

DEAL'ER, n. One who deals ; a trader.

DEAL'iJVG, n. Practice ; traffic.

DE.AL.T (^delt), i. & j>. fror» ekal.

DEAN, n. An ecclesiastical officer ; an
officer in a college or university.

DE an'er-y, 71. Officeor houseoi a dean.

DEAR (der), a. Beloved : — precious; cost-

DEAR,7t. A person beloved; adarling.[ly.

BEAr'born,7i. a four-wheeled carriage.

DE ar'ly, ad. In a dear manner ; fondly.

DEAr'ness, n. Fondness : — costliness.

DEARTH (derth), 71. Scarcity; famine.

DEATH (deth), 71. Extinetion of life.

death'-bed, n. The bed on which a

DE ath'less, a. Immortal. [person dies.

DEATH'-iiiKE, a. Resembling death.

Order for the execution of a criminal.

de-bar', tJ. a. To exclude ; to hinder.

de-bark'', 75. a. To land ; tO'disembark.

DE-BASE',,r. a. To degrade ; to lower.

de-base'ment, 71. Act of debasing.

DE-BAS'ER, n. One who debases.

de-bat' A-BLE, a. Disputable; contest-

DE-bate',71. a dispute ; ©ontest. [able.

de-bate', v. a. To controvert, dispute.

DE-BATE',7).7i. To deliberate; to dispute.

DE-BATE'fOl, a. Contentious.

de-bat'er, n. One who debates.

DE-BAUCH'j7j,a, To corrupt; to vitiate.

DE-BAUCH',_n. Drunkenness ; excess.

DEB-au-chee' (deb-o-she'), 71. A rake ;
a drunkard ; a libertine. [ness,

de-bauch'er-y,7». Intemperance; lewd-

de-bent'ure (de-bent'yur), n. A cer-
tificate ofdrawback or allowance.

de-bil'i-tate,7). a. To weaken, [ing.

DE-BiL-i-TA'TlON, 71. Act of vyeaken-

DE-BlL'i-TY, 71. Weakness ; feeblenessv

DE.B'IT, 71. The debtor side of a book.

deb'it, v. a. To charge with debt.

deb-o-nAir', a. Affable ; civil ; polite.

de-b6uch', v. n. To inarch out.

DEBT (det),7i. What is owed or due.

debt'qr (det'or), 71. One who owes.

DEBUT (da-bu'), n. First attempt.

DEC'^DE,7i. The sum ornumber of ten.

DE-cA'DEJVCE, )n. Decay; fall; de>-

DE-CA'DEif-CY,> cline ; decrease.

dec'a-g6n, «. A figure of ten sides.

dec'a-logue (-log), 11. The ten cont-
mandments. [move off.

DE-CAMP', V. n. To shift a camp ; to

de-camp'ment, 71. Act of decamping.

DEC-AN'Gy-l»AR,a. Having ten angles.

DE-cant'^j^t;. a. To pour off gently.

dec-an-ta'tion, n. Act of decanting,

de-cIn'ter, n. Glass vessel for liquor.

de-cap'i-tate, v. a. To behead.

DE-c AP-i-T a'tion, 71. Act of beheading.

de-cay', V, n. To decline : to rot.

DE.-C ay', n. A decline ; gradual failure.

de-cease', n. Departure from life.

de-cease', 77.71. To die; to expire.

de-ceased', p. a. Departed from life.

DE-CEIT' (de-set'),7j. Fraud; artifice.

DE-CEIT'FuL,a. Full of deceit; delusive^

de-ceit'ful-ly, ad. Fraadulently.

DE-CElv'A-BLE,a.Liableto be deceived.

DE-CEIVE' (de-sev'), v. a. To cause to
mistake ; to delude ; to impose on.

DE-CEiv'ER, ». One who deceives.

Diit-CEM'BER, n. Last month of the year,

de'cen-cy, n. Propriety ; decorma.

de-c£n'na-ry, 77. A period often years.

de-cen'ni-AiI, a. Continuing ten years.

de'CENT, a. Becentiag ; fit ;, suitable.

de'cent-ly, ad. In a decent manner.

de-cep'tion, 71. Act of deceiving.

de-cep'tive, a. Deceiving; deceitful.

de,-cep'to-ry, a. Deceitful.

DE-ci'DA-BX.E,ffi. That may be decided.

de-CIDe', v. To determine ; to settle.

de-cTd'ed, p. a. Determined ; resolute*

de-cid'ed-l Y,o«f. In a decided manner.

de-cid'u-oCs, a. Falling off every sea-
son, as leaves ; not evergreen.

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Dfi^'l-MAL, a. Numbered by ten.

DE9'i-MAli, n. A decimal fraction.

DEl^'l-MiTE, V. a. To take tlie tenth of.

DE^-i-MA'TIQN, ra. Act of decimating ;
a tithing ; taking of every tenth.

DE-ci'PHER, V. a. To explain, unravel.

DE-ci'PHER-ER, n. One who deciphers.

DE-ci"§lQN (de-sizh'un), 71. The act of
deciding; determination; firmness.

DE-ci'siVE, a. Conclusive; positive.

DE-cl'sivE-LY, ad. In a conclusive
manner; conclusively. [decide.

DE-ci'sp-RY, a. Able to determine or

dEck, v. a. To cover ; to dress ; to ar-

DfiCK,n. The floor of a ship. [ray.

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