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Bls-Po|'URE (dis-po'zhur), 71. Disposal.

Bis-PRAI§E', 7t. Blame ; censure.

bis-praise', X). a. To blame; to cen-

Bis-PROF'iT, n. Loss ; damage, [sure.

BIS-PROOF^, 71. Confutation ; refutation.

Bis-PRp-POR'TlpN, n. Want of pro-
portion ; disparity. [ably.

Blts-PRp-POR'TlON,?;. a. To join unsuit-

Bls-PRp-POR'TiON-AL, a. Without pro-
portion ;_unsymmetrical. [unfit.

Bls-PRP-POR'Tipiv-ATE,a. Unsuitable;

Bis-PROVE', ^. a. To prove false.

Bis'PU-TA-BEE, a. Debatable, [guer.

bIs'pu-tant, n. A controvertist ; ar-

bis-pu-ta'tion, 71. Argumentation.

Bis-py-TA'Tioys,a. Inclined to dispute.

Bis-PUTE',7;. To contend; to debate.

Bis-PUTE',71. A contest; conti"oversy.

bis-put'er, n. One who disputes.

Bis-QUAL-I-Fl-CA'TION (dis-kwbJ-e-fe-
ka'shun), 7i._ That which disqualifies.

BIS-QUAL'I-FY (dis-kwol'e-fi), v. a. To
make_ unfit; to disable, incapacitate.-

Bis-QUi'ET,7j. Uneasiness; anxie*- ■^•

Bis-QUi'ET, u. a. To make uV "' f^i""

Bis-QUi'ET-gR, n. One who flv.

bis-qui'e-tude, n. Uneasiness^. ^9**

Bis-QUl-si"Tip]V (-kwe-zish'un), ti. , '*^'
argume'ntative treatise ; discussion^ -

bTs-re-garb',71. Neglect; contempt.

bis-re-gard', v. a. To slight, neglect.

Bis-RE-GARB'FOL,a. Negligent; care-
less ; contemptuous. [gust.

Bis-REL'iSH, n. Dislike ; distaste ; dis-



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di§-keL'ISH, v. a. Not to relish, dislike.

Dis-REP'u-T-^-BLE, a. Dishonorable.

Dis-REP-y-Tl'TIQN, n. Dishonor.

Dis-RE-PUTE',?i. Discredit ; dishonor.

DIS-re-spect', n. Want of respect.

dis-re-spect', v. a. To show disre-
spect to. [spect ; showing disrespect.

Dis-R^-SPECT'FlfL, a. Wanting re-

di^-robe', v. a. To undress, uncover.

DIS-rOp'tion, n. Breach ; dilaceration.

Dis-slT-ls-FXc'TlQN, n. Uneasiness.

Dls-sXx-is-FAC'TQ-RY, a. Unsatisfac-

Dls-siT' is-FY, V. a. To displease, [tory.

DIS-sect',». a. To cut in pieces, [ed.

Dis-SECT'l-BL.E,a. That may be dissect-

Dis-sEC'TipN, n. Act of dissecting.

dJs-sect'QR, n. One who dissects.

DIS-SEIZE', v. a. To dispossess.

dis-sem'ble, u. a. To disguise, cloak.

DJs-SEM'BLE, V. n. To play the hypo-
crite ; to pretend ; to feign. [bles.

Dis-SEM'BLi^R, 71. One who dissein-

dJs-sem'i-nate , V. a. To scatter, sow.

nis-SEM-i-NA'TlpN, n. Dispersion.

wis-SEM'i-NA-TOR, n. One who dis-
seminates ; a spreader, [contention.

DIS-sen'sion, 71. Disagreement ; strife ;

3)is-SENT', V. 71. To disagree ; to dilFer.

J)IS-sent', 71. Act of dissenting.

j>is-sent'er, 71. One who dissents.

itls-SEN'xiENT, a. Disagreeing ; dis-
senting ; differing. [treatise.

dis-ser-ta'tion, n. A discourse 5 a

Dis-siERVE', 75. a. To do injury to, hurt.

DIS-ser'vice, 71. Injury; mischief.

Dis-SER'vicE-A-BLE, a. LFnserviceable.

Dis-SEV'ER,r. a. To part in two; todi-

d?3-sev'er-ANCE,7i. Separation. [vide.

I>I3'si-d£nce,7i. Discord; disagreement.

Bis'si-DENT, a. Varying ; not agreeing.

Dis'si-DENT, n. One who dissents.

Dis-siM'i-liAR, a. Unlike; different.

dis-sim-i-lXr'i-ty, n. Want of resem-
blance ; unlikeness ; dissimilitude.

dis-si-mil'i^tude, 71. Dissimilarity.

Dis-siM-y-LA'"TiON,7i. Hypocrisy, [ish.

DIs'si-pXte, t). a. To disperse : — to lav-

Dis'si-PAT-ED, p. a. Prodigal; loose.

Dis-sj-PA'TlON, 71. Dispersion ; scatter-
ingj — dissolute living. [sociable.

Dls-so'ci-A-BLE (-so'she-a-bl), a. Not

Dis-so'ciAi., a. Disinclined to society.

Dis-so'ci-ATE (dis-so'she-at), v. a. To
separate ; to disunite ; to disjoin.

DIS-so-ci-a'tjqn (-s6-she-a'shyn), n.
Separation ; division ; disunion.

pis'sp-LU-BLiE, a. That may be dis-
solved, separated, or annulled.

pis'so-iiUTE, a. Loose ; unrestrained.



Dls'so-LUTE-LY, ad. Without restraint.

Dis-so-LtJ'TlpN, n. A dissolving; death.

di§-§6lv'a-ble, a. That may be dis-
solved or melted. [to terminate.

Di§-§6i,VE', V. To melt ; to separate ;

di|-^6lv'ent, a. Tending to dissolve.

Di§-§6i.v'ENT,7i.That which dissolves.

Dis'sp-NANCE, 71. Discord ; disagree-

Dis'sp-NANT, a. Unharmonious.[ment.

DIS-suade' (dis-swad'), v, a. To advise
against ; to discourage ; to deter.

Dis-suA'§ipN (-swa'zhun), n. Tlie act
of dissuading ; dehortation.

Dis-suA'siVE , a. Tending to dissuade.

Dis-suA'sivE, 71. Dehortation. [bles.

dis-syl-lAb'ic, a. Having two sylla-

Dis-SYL'LA-BiiE, 71. A word having
two syllables. [flax.

dis't^ff, n. Staff used in spinning

dis-tain', v. a. To stain ; to blot.

dIs'tance, 7t. Space between two
things; remoteness: — coldness;dislike.

Dis'TANCE, V. a. To leave behind.

Dis'TANT, a. Remote in time or place :
— sliy ; cold ; not obvious ; not plain.

Dis-TASTE',71. Aversion; disrelish.

Dis-TASTE',r. a. To disrelish, dislike,

Dis-TASTE'F0ij,a.Nauseou3 ; offensive.

DIS-TEM'PER, n. A disease; a malady.

dIs-tem'peRjI;. a. To disorder, disturb.

DJs-TEM'PER-A-TURE, 71. Bad tempera-

Dis-TEM'PEBED,p.a. Disordered, [ture.

Dls-TfiND', V. a. To stretch out, expand.

DIS-TEN'TipN, 71. A stretching.

Dls'TXeH, 71. A couplet; two poetic lines.

dis-tIl', v. n. To drop ; to fall in drops.

dis-tIl', v. a. To draw by distillation.

Dls-TlL-LA'TipN, 71. Act of distilling.

Dls-TiL'liA-Tp-RY, a. Used in distilla-,

Dls-TiL'liER, 71. One who distils, [tion.

dis-til'ler-YjTi. Place for distilling.

dis-tinct', a. Different; separate.

Dls-TlNO'TipN, n. Difference ; emi-
nence ; rank ; quality ; discrimination.

dis-tinc'tive, a. Marking distinction.

Dis-TiNCT'LY, ad. Not confusedly;

Dis-TiNCT'NESS,7i. Clearness, [plainly.

DJs-TlN'GrUlSH (dis-ting'gwish), v. a.
To discern ; to divide ; to mark out.

dis-tin'guish, v. 71. To make distinc-
tion ; to find or show difference.

dis-tin'guish-a-ble, a. Discernible.

DJs-TiN'GuisHED (-tlng'gwisht), p. a.
Celebrated ;' eminent ; extraordinary.

dis-tort', v. a. To writhe ; to twist.

Dis-TOR'TipN,7i. Act of distorting.

dis-trAct', ?'. a. To separate :— to per-
plex ; to make mad ; to harass, [sane.

dis-trAct'ed, p. a. Perplexed; in-



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DIS-trXc'tion, n. Confusion ; mad-

DIS-TRAC'TIVE, a. Distracting, [ness.

DJs-TRAlN', V. a. To seize for debt.

DJs-TRAiNT', n, A seizure of goods, &c.

3>is-TRESS', n. Misery ; misfortune ;
want : — act of distraining ; seizure.

Dis-TRESS', V. a. To harass ; to afflict.

Dis-TRESs'iNGr, a. Afflicting ; painful.

dJs-trib'ute, v. a. To divide among
many ; to dispense ; to separate, [utes.

Dis-TRiB'u-TER, 71. One wlio distrib-

DJs-TRi-BU'TipN, n. A dealing out.

Dis-TRlE'ir-TiVE, a. That distributes.

DJs-TRiB'v-TlVE-liY, ad. By distribu-
tion ; separately ; singly.

dIs'TrIct, n. A circuit ; region ; tract.

dIs'trict, v. a. To divide into districts.

DIS-trust', v. a. To suspect ; to disbe-
lieve ; to discredit ; to doubt.

dIs-trCst', n. Want of confidence.

Dis-TRt)ST'Ft>i.,a.Suspicious ; diffident.

Dis-TURB', V. a. To perplex, disquiet.

Dis-TURB'ANCE,n. Confusion ; tumult.

DJs-TiJRB'ER, n. One w^ho disturbs.

Dls-UN'lpN (-yun'yun), n. Separation.

Dfs-V-NITE' (-yu-nit'), v. To separate.

Dis-fi'NI-TY, K. Want of unity, [use.

l)is-u'§A<^E, n. Cessation of use ; dis-

Dis-tJsE', w. Cessation of use; desue-

dis-u§e',w. a. To cease to use. [tude.

DITCH, It. A trench in the ground.

BITCH, V. n. &c a. To make a ditch.

dit'to, n. The same thing repeated.

dit'ty, re. A poem to be sung ; a song.

di-v-RET'ic, a. Provoking urine, [ly.

Dl-iJR'NAL, a. Relating to the day ; dai-

Di-y-TiJR'Ni-TY,re. Length of duration.

dj-van', n,_ Grand council of Turkey.

di-vXr'i-cate, v. To divide into two.

dI-vXr-j-ca'tion, n. Partition.

DIVE, V. n. To plunge ; to immerse.

div'er, n. One who dives ; water-fowl.

DI-ver^e', v. n. To tend various ways
from one point. [of diverging.

Di-VER'9^ENCE,n. The actor the state

Di-VER'(^ENT, a. Receding ; diverging.

DJ-VER^'iNG, p. a. Divergent.

Di'vER§ (di'verz), a. Several ; sundry.

DI'VERSE, a. Different ; unlike.

Di'VERSE-LY, ad. In different ways.

di-ver-si-fi-ca'tion, re. Variation.

di-ver'^-fy, v. a. To make various.

»i-VER'sioN, re. Act of diverting ;
amusement ; recreation ; sport ; game.

di-ver'si-ty, re. Difference ; unlike-
ness ; dissimilitude. [amuse.

DI-vert', v. a. To turn aside; to

Df-VERT'iNGr, p. a. Causing divea*sion.

bi-VER'TiVE, a. Recreative ; amusing.



di-vest'j v. a. To strip ; to make naked.

Dl-VEST'URE,re. A putting off.

Dl-viD'A-BLE, a. Capable of division.

Dl-viDE', V. a. & 71. To part, separate.

div'i-d£nd, re. A share ; part allotted
in division : — number to be divided.

di-vid'er, re. One that divides.

Di-viD':gR§, n.pl. A pair of compasses.

div-j-na'tion, re. Act of divining.

di-vine', a. Partaking of divinity.

DJ-viNE', n. A clergyman ; theologian.

di-vine', v. To foretell ; to conjecture.

Di-viNE'iiY, ad. In a divine manner.

dj-vin'er, re. One who divines.

Diy'iNG-BELL., re. A machine for de-
scending below the surface of water.

DI-vin'i-ty, re. The Deity: — divine na-
ture : — theology. [divisible.

Dl-vis-i-Biii'i-TY, n. Q,uality of being

DJ-vis'i-BLE, a. Capable of division.

Di-vl'''§ipN (de-vizh'uu), re. Act of di-
viding ; partition ; a part ; a portion.

DI-vi"sipN-4l., a. Relating to division.

Di-vi_'§pR, ?i. A number which divides.

di-vorce', re. The legal separation of
husband and wife : — disunion.

di-vorce', v. a. To separate, as a
husband and wife : — to put away.

Dl-vORCE'M;ENT,re. Divorce.

di-vuloe', v. a. To publish ; to reveal.

DJ-viJL'sipN, re. A plucking away.

Di'zEN (di'zn), V. a. To dress ; to deck.

Diz'zi-NESS, 71. Giddiness; vertigo.

dIz'zy, a. X^iddy ; thoughtless.

DO, V. a. [i. did ; p. done.] To prac-
tise ; to act ; to perform ; to execute.

DO, V. re. To act in any manner.

Do^'i-BLE, a. Teachable ; docile.

DO^'ILE, a. Teachable ; easily taught.

Dp-citL'i-TY, re. State of being docile.

DOCK, re. A place for ships : — a plant.

DOCK, V. a. To cut short ; to cut off,
as a tail : — to lay in a dock.

DocK'A(^E, re. Pay for using a dock.

dock'et, re. A label or direction of
goods : — a list of cases in court.

dock'et, v. a. To mark ; to enter.

dock'-yard, re. A place for building
ships, and for naval stores, &c.

Doc'tpr, n. A title in divinity, physic,
&c. : — an instructor ; a teacher, [tor.

d6c'tpr-ate, re. The degree of a doc-

d5c'tRess, re. A female doctor.

D6c'TRi-NAL,a. Containing doctrine.

Doc'TRl-NALjre. A doctrine; principle.

doc'trine, m. a principle; a tenet.

Doc'u-MENT, re. A writing ; a record.

Doc-y-M^NT'AL, ) a. Consisting of

doc-u-ment'a-ry, ] documents.



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dod'der, n. A twining plant.

DO-Dfi;c'A-G6N, n. A figure of 12 sides.

d6d(^e, i. ffl. & 71. To evade suddenly ;
to start aside : — to play mean tricks.

dod^^'e r, 71. One who dodges or evades.

DOE (d5), n. The female of a buck.

do'er, n. One who does a thing ; actor.

d6e§ (duz), V. Third person from do.

DOFF, V. a. To put offj to lay aside.

DOG, n. A domestic animal.

DOG, 75. a. To hunt as a dog ; to follow.

Dog'daYjTi. a day when the dog-star
rises and sets with the sun.

Dog'j&ed, a. Sullen ; sulky ; morose.

d6g'^ed-ly, ad. Sullenly ; sourly.

Dog'jGEREL, n. Worthless verses.

dog'-ken-nel, n. Little hut for dogs.

dog'MA, n. A principle ; a doctrine.

DQG-mXt'ic, ) a. Relating to dog-

DQG-MAT'i-CAL, \ mas ; positive.

D6G'MA-Tl§M,7i. duality of being dog-
matic; positiveness in opinion.

d6g'ma-tist,7i. a dogmatical teacher.

dog'ma-tize, v. 11. To teach dogmat-
ically_; to affirm positively.

dog'ro^e, 71. Flower of the liip.

d6g'-t66th, n. Sharp-pointed tooth.

Doi'LY, n. A species of woollen stuff.

DO'iNG§,7i.pZ. Transactions.

DOLE, n. Any thing dealt out : — grief.

DOLE, V. a. To deal ; to distribute.

DOLE'ful, a. Sorrowful ; dismal ; sad.

DOLiE'FUL-Ly, a(Z. In a doleful manner.

DOLE'some (dol'sum), a. Gloomy.

DOLE, 71. A child's puppet or baby.

DOL'lar, n. A silver coin ; 100 cents.

do'lor, 71. Grief; sorrow ; complaint.

d6l-or-if'1C, a. Causing pain.

dol'or-ous, a. Sorrowful ; doleful.

dol'phin, 71. A kind of sea-fish.

DOLT, 7!. A stupid fellow ; a blockhead.

DOLT^iSH, a. Stupid ; dull ; heavy,

DQ-MAIN', 71. Dominion ; empire ; estate.

DOME, 71. A cupola ; an arched roof.

Dp-MES'Tic, a. Belonging to the house
or home ; not wild ; not foreign.

DO-MES'Tlc,n. A servant in the house.

do-mes'tJ-cate, v. a. To make do-
mestic ; to domiciliate ; to tame.

DOM'l-ciLE, 71. A house ; a residence.

d6m-i-cxl'i-a-ry, a. Relating to an
abode or private residence, [mestic.

d6m-i-cil'i-ate, v. a. To render do-

DOM'i-N^NT, a. Ruling; prevailing.

DOM-i-NA'TlQN, n. Power ; dominion.

DOM-i-NEER', V. n. To rule insolently.

DO-MlN'r-CALja. Relating to the Lord.

DO-min'i-can, 71. A friar or monk of
the order of St. Dominic.



DQ-iMlN'ipN (do-min'yun), n. Sover-
eign authority : — territory ; region.

DOM'i-NO, n. A hood : — a game.

DOiV, n. A title of honor in Spain.

DON, jj. a. To put on, as clothes, [ent.

do-na'tion,7i. Act of giving ; a pres-

don'a-tIve, n. A gift; a present; a

D6NE_(diin), p. from do. [donation.

dq-nee', 71. One to whom a thing is

don'key, 71. An ass or mule, [given.

Do'NORjTi. One who gives ; a giver.

doo'dle, n. A trifler ; a simpleton.

DOOM, w. a. To judge; to condemn. "

DOOM, 71. A sentence ; judgment ; ruin.

Do6ai§'DAY, 71. Day of final judgment.

DOOR, n._ Gate of a house ; entrance.

door'keep-er (dor'kep-er), 71. Porter.

dor'ic, a. Relating to an order of archi-
tecture : — of, or pertaining to, Doris.

dor'man-cy, 71. Sleep :— abeyance.

dor'mant, a. Sleeping ; not public.

dor'mI-to-ry, 71. A place to sleep in.

dor'mouse, 71. A small animal.

dor'sal, a. Relating to the back.

DOSE, 71. Enough of medicine for once,

d5se, v. a. To give in a dose or doseo :
— to give a dose to. [on a sore.

DOs'siL, n. A pledget of lint to be laid

DOST, V. The second person from do.

DOT, 71. A point or spot in a writing, &c.

DOT, V. a. &. n. To mark ; to make dots.

do'tA(^e,7i, Mental weakness from age.

DO'TAL,a. Relating to a dower.

do'tard, n. One whose mind is im-
paired by age. [endowment.

DQ-T a'tion, 71. Act of giving a dowry ;

DOTE, V, n. To love to extremity.

dot'er, 77. One who dotes ; a dotard ,

DOTH (diith), V. Third person from do.

DOT'iNGjp.a. Mentally weak ; fond.

dot'tard, n. A tree kept low t)y cut-

d6t'ter-el,7i. Name of a bird. [ting.

DOtJB'LE (dub'bl), a. Twofold ; noting
two of a sort : — deceitful ; artful.

DOUB'le (dub'bl), V. a. &. n. To add
as much more ; to repeat ; to fold.

DOtJB'LE, 71. Twice as much ; a fold.

doub'le-deal'ing, 71. Artifice, [pair.

doub'let, 71. A waistcoat : — two ; a

doub-l66n',7i. a Spanish gold coin.

doubt (dbut), V. a. Sc n. To suspect ; to
distrust ; to hesitate ; to waver.

DOt)BT (dbut), 71. Uncertainty of mind ;
hesitation ; suspense ; suspicion.

doubt'er (dbilt'-), n. One who doubts.

Dofi^BT'FtJL (dbut'ful),a. Dubious; am-
biguous ; questionable ; uncertain.

DOUBT'FI>L-LY (dbut'ful-le), ad. Du-
biously ; ambiguously ; obscurely.



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DotyBT'LESS (dout'les), ad. Without
doubt ; certainly ; unquestionably,

DOU-CEiJR' (do-siir'), 74. A bribe; a lure.

l>ou&H (d6),w. Paste of bread unbaked.

dough'nut (d5'nut),re. A fried pastry.

Bot&H^TY (dbu'te), ffl. Brave; noble.

iX)UGii'Y (d6'e), a. Soft like dough.

DOUSE, V. To plunge into the water,

DOVE (duv), n. A domesticated pigeon.

dove'cot, ) n. A house for doves

DOVE^HOOSE, \ or tame pigeons.

sove'-like, cu Resembling a dove.

ftovE'TAiE, K, A joint in the form of
a dove^s tail. [dovetail.

dove'tail,?;. a. To join by means of

Dow'A-BLEjffl. Entitled to "dower.

Dow'A-Q^ER, n. Widow with s. jointure,

dow'dy, n. An awkward woman.

dow'ee,7i. a pin for fastening timber.

dow'er, 11. A wife's or v.'idow's share.

dow'ered (dbii'erd), a. Portioned.

dow'er-less, a. Wanting a dower.

dow'eas,71. A coarse Ivind of linen.

DOWN, 71. Soft feathers:— an open plain.

DOWN, prep. Along a descent.

DOWN, ad. On the ground ; below.

DOWN'cIst, a. Bent down ; dejected,

down'fIll, 71. Eaift ; calamity ; fall.

down'hill,7i. a declivity ; descent.

©own'hi'll, a. Declivous ; descending.

DOWN'rIght (dbun'rit),a. Plain; di-

down'right (-rit), ad. Plainly, [rect.

down'ward, a. Descending ; dejected.

down'ward, a,d. To a lower place.

d6wn'y,«. Covered with down ; soft.

Dow'^RY, n. A dower. See Dower.

»ox-6l'0-(^y, 71. A form of giviag
praise or glorificatioH to God. [ly.

DOZE, V. n. To slumber ; to sleep light-

DOZE, ?(. A slight sleep ; slumber.

DOZ^EN (diiz'zn), a. & n. Twelve.

do'zi-n£ss, 71. Drowsiness ; sleepiness.

DO'ZY, a. Sleepy; drowsy; sluggish.

DRAB, 71. A slut : — a thick cloth.

DRAB, a. Of a dun color, fto draggle.

drab'ble, v. To trail on wet ground.

DRACHM (dram), n. The eighth part of
an ounce troy. See Dram,

DRAFF, n. Refuse ; lees ; dregs.

draff'y, a. Worthless ; dreggy.

DRAFT, 7!, A bill I — part of an army :
— order for money. See Draught.

DRAFT, V. a. To draw mst ; to detach.

DRAG, V. a^ To pull along; to draw.

DRAG, 77. 71. To trail upon the ground.

DRAG, 7t. A net: — a kind of sledge.

DRAG'GLE, V. To make dirty by "drag-
ging on the ground ; to drabble, [net.

DRAG'man, 71. One who uses a drag-



drXg'-net, ». A net to be drawn ailong.
drag'o-man, 71. An interpreter,
drXg'on, 71. a winged serpent.
DRAG'ON-FLY, n, A fierce stinging fly.
DRAG'ON-ISH, } a. Like a dragon;
DRAG'ON-LIKE, ) furious ; fiery.
drag'on'§-bl6od (-unz-blud), n. A

bright red resinous substance.
dra-g66n', 71. One of a species of

cavalry : — a sort of pigeon.
dr^-g66n', v. a. To compel to submit.
drIin, v. a. To draw off gradually.
DRAIN, 71. A channel for water.
drain'a-BLE, a. That may be drained.
DRAIN'A(^E, m Act or art of draining.
DRAKE, yt. The male of the duck.
DRAM, 71. The eighth part of an ounce

troy : — a glass of spirituous liquor,
dra'ma or dram'a, n. A poem, chief-
ly either tragedy or comedy ; a play.
dra-Mat'ic, ) a. Relating to, or
dra-mat'i-cal, ) having the forns

of, a drama ; theatrical. [tation.

DRA-MAT'I-CAL-L¥, ad. By represen-
DRAM'A-TiST, 71. A writer of dramas.
DKAM^A-TIZE, V. To represent by
DRANK, i. from drink. [draina,

DRAPE, V. To naake clotih ; to -cover

with clotli or drapery. [a clothier.
DRA'PER, n. One who deals in cloth ^
dra'per-y, 71. Cloth ; dress of a picture.
dras'tic, a. Powerful ; active.
DRAUGHT (dr^ft), n. Act of drawing ;

a quantity of liquor drunk at oace:—

a sketch ; outline:— depth of water.
DRAUGHT (drift), a. Used in drawing-
DRAUG^HTS (drafts), «. pi. A game.
draughts'man (drafts'man), «, One

who draws writings, plans, &c.
DRAW, V. a. & 71. [i. drew ; p. drawn.]

To pull ; to attract ; to delineate.
drAw, 71. Act of drawing ; lot drawn.
draw'a-ble, a. That may be drawn.
draw'bAck, 71. Loss of advantage ; a

hinderance : — money paid back.
DRAW'BRlDgtE, it. A bridge to be

raised, lowered, or drawn aside.
DRAW-EE^, 71. One on whom a bill of

exchange is drawn. [sliding bos.

drAw'er, n. One who draws: — a
DRA^v'ERS, n.pl. An under-garment.
DRAW'iNG, 71. Delineation. [pany.
DRAw'iNG-ROOM, n. Room for com-
dr1"wl, v. n. & a. To speak slowly.
DRAWL, n. A protracted utterance.
DRAWN, p. from draw. [ter.

DRAW'-WELL, 71, A deep well of wa-
DRAY,7j. A low cart or carriage,
dray'man, 71. Man who drives a dray.



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dueAD (dired), n. Fear; terror; awe.
DREAD, «. Terrible ; awful ; venerable.
DREAD, V. cu To fear : to be afraid of.
dkead'fOl, a. Terrible ; awful ; direful.
DREAd'ful,-i,Y (dred'-),ad. Terribly.
dread'less (dred'les), a. Fearless.
DREAd'nAught (dred'nawt), n. A

thick cloth, used far warm garments.
DREAM, n. Thoughts in sleep ; revery.
DREAM, V. V. [«, & p. dreamed or

dreamt.] To think in sleep.
DREAM (drem), v. a. To see in a dream.
dream'er, 71. One who dreams ; idler.
dream'less, a. Free from' rtreams.
dream'y, a. Relating to-drccUfts.
DREARy a. Ksmal ; gloomy ; dreary.
drear'>l.Y, arf. Gloomily; dismally.
drear'i-ness, n. Dismalness.
drear'y, a. Gloomy ; dismal; horrid.
DRfiD^E, 7J. An oyster-net.
DRED^^E, V, a. To scatter flour on.
DREi3(^'ER, 71. One who uses a dredge.
DKED^'ING-Box, n. Box for dredging.
DREGt'jGY, a. Containing dregs; feculentr.
DREG§, n.pl. Sediment ol liquors ; lees.
DRENCH, V. a. To wet thoroughly ; to

wash ; to steep : — to physic; topurge.
DliENCH, ». A draugM ; hquid potion

or dose o^ medicine : — a drain.
DRESS, 75, iF. & n. {i. St- p. dressed or

drest.]! To clothe; to adoEnj to in-
vest: — to cook ; to cover : — ta range.
DRESS, n. Clothes ; garments ; vestufe.
DRfiss'ER, 7!. One who dresses; a table.
DRESS'iiVG-ROOM, 71. RooiB- to^ress in.
DRESs'v, «•, Shoiivy in dress-, [slaver.
nRTB'BL,E, V. n. To fall in drops ; to
drib'let, n. A small quantity or sum.
DRIFT, 71. Design :— a body of snow
DRIFT, V. To drive; to form- irr heaps.
DRILL, V. a. To bore ; to train ; to sow.
DRILL, n. Aa instrument for boring.
drill'-hox,?*- a box fersowing seed.
DRILL'-PLOtfGH (dril'plou), 7F. A

plough winch sows grain in rows^.
DRINK, V. n. [i. drank ; p. drunk.] To

swallow liquors ; to imbibe.
DRINK, V. a. To swallow : — to absorb.
DRINK, n. Liquor to be drunk ; beverage.
D-RINK'A-BLE, a. Capable of being
drink'er, n. One who cMnks. [drunk,
DRIP, V, n. & a. To fall rn drops ; to

let fall (frops from.fedgeoi a moulding.
DRIP, 71. That which falls in drops : —
DRIP'PING, n. Fat fron^ roast meat.
drive, v. a. H. drove ; p. driven.] To

urge ; to compel ; to guide.
drive, v. n. To ni&h iiastily ; to tend.
DRIVE, 71. A passage in a carriage.



DRiv'El, (driY'vl), w. 7t. To slaver, dote.
driv'el, 71. Slaver ; spittle.
driv'el-ler f drlv'vl-ler 1, 7i. A dotard*
DRIv'en (driv'vn), j7. from drive.
driv'er, n. One who drives.
DRiz'ZLE, V. To fall in small drops',
driz'zle, 71. Small rain ; mist.
DRi^z'ZLY, a. Shedding small rairr.
DROLL, a. Comical ; odd ; strange.
DROLL, n. A jester ; a buffoon ; a farce.
droll'e'r-Y, n. Idle jokes; buffoonery,
DRGM'E-DA-RY, -n. A sort of camel,

with only one hump on the back.
DROP, 71, A globule of liquid : — an ear-
ring : — the platform of a gallows.
DROP, V. a. To pour in drops ; to let falL
DROP, V. n. To fall in drops ; to fall.
DROP'LET,7i. A little drop : — earring,
DROP'si-CALjfl. Diseased with dropsy.
DROP'sy, n. A disease from a morbid

collection of water in the body.
dr6s'ky,?i. a Russian carriage,
DROSS, 71. The scum of metals ; rust»
D-ROS'SY, a. Fullof dross ; worthless,
DROC'GHT (drbut), n. Dry weather.
drough'ty (,drou,'te), a. Wanting rain,
DROVE, 71. A number of eattie driven,
DROVE, i. from drive. [market-

DRO'VER., 11^ One who drives cattle ta
DROWN, V. a. To' suffocate- in water r

— to overwhelm ; t» averflow.
DROWN, V. n. To be suffocated lit water,
DROWSE, V. n. To slumber; to be
DROw'^fi-NESS, n. Sleepiness, [sleepy.
drow'Iy, a. Sleepy ; heavy ; lethargic.
DRUB, V. a. To thresh ; to beat ; to bang.
DRtJB, n. A thump ; a knock ; a blow.
drub'BING, n. A beating ; a thumping,
drOd(^e, v.n. Tb- work hard ; to slavj.
DRUDGE, 11. One who works hard.
drud(^'er-Y. n. Mean labor; hard^

servile work ; ignoble toil.
DRiJG, n. A medicinal ingredient,
DRUG, V. a. To season with drugs.
drtJg'^^et, 71. A coarse woollen stuff.
DRUG'j&isT, 71. A dealer in drugs.
DRfr'iD, n. A priest of the ancient

Gauls and Britons: — a b-ard. [ids.
dru-id'i-cal, a. Relating to the Dru-
DRlj'^iD-i§jyi,7i. Doctrines of the Druids.
DRUM, 11. An instrument of milita'y

music :■ — tympanum of the ear.
DRiJM, V. To beat a drum ; to beat.
drOm'-ma'jor, 71. A chief drummer.
drDm-'meb, 7j, One who beats a drum,
drum'stick, n. A stick to beat a drum,
DBiJnk, a. Intoxicated ; inebriated.
drOt^k, p. from drink, [enness ; a sot.
drCnk'^ard, n. One addicted to drunk-



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