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EX-Cept', v. a. To leave out ; to reject.

ex-cept', v. n. To make objections.

except', p'"^?- Exclusively of.

ex-cept'ing, prep. With exception of.

EX-CEP'TION, 11. Exclusion ; objection.

ex-cep'tion-A-BLE, fl. Liable to ex-
ception or objection ; objectionable.

ex-cept'or, 71, One who excepts,

EX-CERN',u.a,To strain out ; to excrete.

ex-cerpt', 71. A passage extracted.

EX-cESs', 7?. Superfluity ; extravagance.

EX-CES'siVE,a. Beyond due. bounds.

EX-CES'sivE-LY, ad. Exceedingly.

ex-chan9^e', v. a. To give one thing
for another ; to commute ; to change.

EX-chan^e', 71. Act of exchanging ;
barter : — place where merchants meet.

ex-chan^e'a-ble, a. Admitting of
exchange ; that may be bartered.

EX-CHEQ'uER (eks-chek'er), 7*, An
English court of record which has
charge of the public revenue.

EX-cis'A-BEE, a. Liable to excise.

Ex-ci§e', 71, A tax upon commodities.

EX-cise', 7J, a. To levy, as a tax.

EX-ciSE'MAN, 71. An inspector of ex-
cised goods. [tion.

EX-ci"§iON (ek-sTzh'un), n. Extirpa-

EX-cl-TA-BliL'l-TY, 71. Cluality or state
of being excitable ; irritability.

EX-ci'TA-BLE, a. Easy to be excited.

£x-ci-ta'tion, n. Act of exciting,

EX-CITE', 75. a. To rouse ; to stir up.

EX-ciTE']VlENT,?i.Sensation ; agitation.

ex-cit'ing, j>. a. Tending to excite.

ix'CLXiM'jV.n. To cry out ; to call.

fix-cLA-aiA'TiON, 71. Loud outcry;
clamor : — mark [!] indicating wonder.

EX-CLAiVi'A-TO RY, a. Using, or con-
sisting ofj exclamation.



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EX-cr,UDE', V. a. To shut out, expel.

EX-CL.u'§lQN(-zliuii), n. A shutting out.

EX-CLU'§ipN-IsT, n.One who excludes

EX-CLU'siVE, a. Excluding; excepting.

EX-ci.u'sivE-L,Y, ad. With exclusion.

EX-c6(^'l-TATE, V. To invent, cogitate.

ix-COM-MU'Nl-CATE, V. a. To exclude
from communion; to expel.

£x-coM-MU-Nl-CA'TipN,'ft. Exclusion
from the fellowship of the church.

EX-co'Rl-ATE,^5.a. To strip ofFthe skin.

EX-co-RJ A'TION, 71. Act of flaying.

ix'CRE-iviENT, n. Alvine discharges.

ex-cr£s'cence, n. A protuberance.

EX-CRES'CENT, a. Growing out.

EX-crete', v. a. To eject by excretion.

EX-cre'tiqn, re. Ejection; discharge.

fix'CRE-TlVE, a. Separating; ejecting.

£x'c'RE-Tp-RY,a. Excreting ; excretive.

]EX-CRtI'ci-ATE (eks-kru'she-at), v. a.
To afflict with great pain ; to torture.

EX-CRiJ'ci-AT-iN&, p. a. Very painful.

EX-CRil-ci-A'TioN,7i. Torment, torture.

EX-cuL'PATEjW.a.Toclearfrom fault.

Ex-cuL-PA'TiQN,n. Vindication.[fault.

lEX-cOL'PA-Tp-RY, a. Clearing from

JEX-ciJR'sipN, 71. A ramble; journey.

EX-ctJR'siVEjfl. Rambling; wandering.

EX-cu§'A-BX,E, a. Admitting excuse.

ex-cu|e',u. a. To extenuate, pardon.

EX-cusE', 71. Plea; apology; pardon.

£x'E-CR^-BLE, «. Hateful ; detestable.

£x'e-crAte, 77. a. To curse, abominate.

Ex-E-CRA'TlpN, n. Curse ; malediction.

ex'e-cute, 0. a. To perform ; to carry
into effect ; to do : — to put to death.

£x'e-cut-er, 71. One who executes.

J2X-E-cu'Tipr>f, 77. Act of executing : —
death inflicted by forms of law.

£x-E-cu'TipN-ER, 71. One who puts
to death condemned criminals.

E2j:-ec'v-tive, a. Having the power to
execute ; putting the laws in force.

jE^-EC'y-TiVE,7i. The person or pow-
er that administers the government.

)E:3f-£c'u-TpR, n. One who executes
the will of a deceased person. [tor.

lE:5:-EC'y-TpR-SHiP, 71. Office of execu-

]E:5:-EC'u-Tp-RY,a.Ilelating to execution.

ii^-ltc'y-TRix, n. A female executor.

Ex-E-qJE'sis, n. Interpretation.

EX-E-9^£T'l-CAii, a. Explanatory.

Ejji-EM'PLAR, n. A pattern ; an example.

£^'EM-PLA-RY, a. Worthy of imita-
tion ; serving for a pattern ; correct.

E^l-EM-PLl-FJ-CA'TipN, n. Illustration.

E^f-EM'PLJ-Fi-ER, n. One who exem-
plifies, [example ; to copy.

E2f-EM'PLI-FY, V. a. To illustrate by



E3j:-£mpt' (egz-emf), v. a. Toprivi-
iege ; to free from ; to excuse, [hie.

E3s:-EMPT' (egz-emt'), a. Free -lOt lia-

E^-EMPT', 71. A person exemi-ed.

E2j;-EMP'TipN (egz-em'shun),- State
of being exempted; imniuniy.

EX'E-QUIE§, 7t.7)L Funeral cf^smonies.

ex'er-ci§e, n. Practice; peformance.

ex'er-ci§e, v. a. To train ;o practise.

Ex'ER-ci§E_, V. n. To use xercise.

E2i:-ER-cl-TA'TlpN, n. Extcise ; use.

e:^-ergue' (egz-erg'), n. >- space on a
coin or medal for the dat, &c.

e^-ert', v. a. To use wth effort.

E3j:-ER'TlpN,7i. Act of e«rting; effort.

ex-fo'li-ate, v. n. To fiell or peel off.

EX-FO-l,l-A'TipN,7e. Ac of shelhngoff.

E5:-HAL'i-BLEi a.Thatnay be exhaled.

i?;-H.^-LA'TipN, 77. Jvaporation.

e:^-hale', v. To seid out in vapors.

Ejf-HALE'MENTjTi. Fxhalation ; vapor. ,

e^-haust',?7. a. To (rain ; to draw out.

Ejf-HAusT'i-BLE, a. That may be ex-
hausted or draine*.

EJjl-HAUs'TipN (egs-hawst'yun), 77. Act
of exhausting ; eiiptiness.

E^-haust'less, a. That cannot be
exhausted ; ineihaustible.

Ejf-HiB'lT, V. a. To offer to view ; to
make known ; to show ; to display.

E^-HiB'iT, 77. A paper exhibited."

e^-iiib'Jt-er, n. One who exhibits.

£x-hi-bI"tipn" (eks-e-bish'un), n. The
act of exhibiting ; public show.

EX-HIB'I-TO-RY, a. Setting forth.

E3j:-hii,'a-rXte, TJ.a. To make cheerful.

E^-HiL-A-RA'TipN, 77. Act of exhila-
rating ; animation ; hilarity.

EJf-HORT'/y. a. To advise ; to persuade.

Ex-HPR-TA'TIpN,?^.IncItement to good.

E^-HOR'ta-tp-RY, a. Tending to ex^

E^-HORT^ER,77. One who exhorts. [horti

Ex-HV-MA'TipN, 71. Act of unburying.

E^-hume', v. a. To dig out of the earth.

iix'l-^^ENCE, ^77. Demand ; necessity j

Ex'i-^£N-CY, J sudden occasion.

E}j:'liiE, n. IBanishment ; one banished.

E^ Tle', v. a. To banish ; to drive away.

E^-ist',w. n. To have existence ; to be.

E3f;-iST'x:NCE, 77. State of being; life.

E^-Ist'ent, a. Having existence.

£x'jT, 77. Departure ; a going out.

fix'ODE, 77. The conclusion of a play.

Ex'p-DUS, 77. Departure : — name ap-
plied to the 2d book of Moses.

E:3j:-ON'ER-ATE,7;.a. To Unload, clear.

Ejf-ON-ER-A'TipN, 77. Act of discharg-
ing ; discharge. [treated.

£x'p-RA-BLE, a. That may be en-



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EXPRESS



:E^-or'bi-tance, n. Excess ; enormity.

E^-OR'Bi-TANT,a.Bnormousj excessive.

JEx'pR-ci§E, ^j. a. To expel, as evil spir-
its , to free from evil spirits. [its.

£x'QR-Cl§M, 71. Expulsion of evil spir-

EX'OR-clST, n. One who exorcises.

ei^-or'di-al, a. Introductory.

E^i-OR'Di-tJM, «. An introduction.

i^-oi'ic, a. Foreign : not native.

EJjl-OT'ic (egz-ot'ik),n. A foreign plant.

ex-pXnd', ij. a. To spread ; to open.

EX-p1nse', n. Wide extent; ampli-
tude : — the firmament. [tension.

EX-PAN-si-BiL'l-TY,7t. Capacity of ex-

EX-PlN'si-BLE, a. That may be ex-
panded, [largement ; amplitude.

Ex-pXn'sion, n. Act of expanding ^ en-

:ex-pan'sive, a. Spreading ; wide.

Ex-pa'ti-ate (ek-spa'siie-at), v. n.
To range at large; to enlarge upon.

EX-pa'tri-ate, v. a. To banish or
remove from one's country ; to exile.

EX-pa-tri-a'tion, 11. Banishment.

EX-PiiCT', y. a. To look for; to wait

EX-p£c'tan-cy, n. Expectation, [for.

ex-pec'tant, a. Having expectation.

EX-pec't^nt, n. One Avho expects.

£x-pec-tX'tion,71. Act of expecting;
hope ; trust ; prospect of good.

]EX-pec'to-rant, a. Causing or pro-
moting expectoration, as a medicine.

EX-PiSc'TO-RANT, n. An expectora-
tive medicine. [the breast or lungs.

ex-pec'to-rate, v. a. To eject from

e:j^£c-tp-ra'tion, n. Act of expec-
torating ; spittle. [pectoration.

EX-pec'to-ra-tive, a. Causing ex-

EX-PE'DJ[-ENCE, )n. Fitness ; propri-

EX-pe'di-EN-cy, \ ety ; suitableness.

EX-PE'Di-ENT,a. Proper; fit; useful.

EX-pe'dJ-ent, n. Means to an end.

Sx'PE-DiTE, 0. a. To hasten, quicken.

£x'pe-dite, a. Q,uick ; hasty ; active.

f:x-PE-Dl"TlON, n. Haste ; speed : —
a military or other enterprise.

£x-pe-dT"tiovs, a. duick ; nimble.

lx-PE-r)i"Tl0XJS-LY, ad. Speedily.

EX-PJ3L', V. a. To drive out ; to banish.

EX-pel'ler, n. One that expels.

Ex-PJSND', V. a. To lay out ; to spend.

ex-pen'di-ture, n. Sum expended.

EX-pense', n. Cost ; money expended.

EX-p£n'sive, a. Given to expense.

EX-PE'Ri-ENCE,n. Knowledge gained
by practice; proof; test; trial.

EX-PE'RI-ENCE,^J. a. To try ; to prove.

Ex-pe'ri-enced (ek-spe're-enst), p. a.
Having had experience ; versed.

:ex-PER'i-ment, n. Trial ; test ; essay.



ex-per'i-m£nt, v. n. To make trial.

EX-p£R-i-MEN'TAL, a. Founded on ex-
periments ; known by trial. [periments.

ex-per'i-ment-er, 71. A maker of ex-

EX-PERT', a. Skilful ; ready ; dexterous.

ex-pert', n. One who is skilful.

ex-pjert'ness, 71. Skill ; dexterity.

Ex'Pl-4-BLE, a. Capable of expiation.

ex'pi-ate, v. a. To atone for, appease.

EX-pj-A'TiON, 71. Act of expiating.

Ex'Pl-A-TO-RY,a. Relating to expiation.

ex-pj-ra'tiqn, n. Act of expiring ; end.

ex-pire', 17. a. To breathe out, exhale.

EX-PlRE', V. n. To emit breath ; to die.

ex-plain', v. a. To expound, illustrate.

EX-PL AIN'A-BLE, a. That may be ex-
plained or illustrated. [ing ; a note.

ex-pla-na'tion, n. Act of explain-

ex-plXn'a-tq-ry, a. Illustrative.

EX'PLE-TiVE, a. Used to fill a space.

EX'PLE-TiVE,7i. A word used to fill a
space. [plained ; explainable.

EX'PLi-CA-BLE, a. That may be ex-

EX'PLI-CATE, V. a. To unfold, explain.

ex-PlJ-ca'tion, n. Explanation.

EX-PLiy'iT, a. Plain ; direct ; express.

EX-PLij'iT-LY, ad. Plainly ; expressly.

EX-PL ode', v. a. To drive out, reject.

E x-plode',v. n. To make an explosion.

ex-ploit', n. A great action ; a feat.

ex-plo-ra'tion, n. Act of exploring.

Ex'PLO-RA-TOR, n. Ono wlio explores.

ex-plor'a-tq-ry, a. Searching.

EX-PLORE'.u.fl. To search ; to examine.

EX-PLO'siON (eks-plo'zhun), 71. Act of
exploding ; a sudden, loud discharge.

EX-PLO'siVE, a. Causing explosion.

EX-po'NENT, n. An index of a power.

ex-port', v. a. To carry out of a
country, as merchandise or goods.

fix'PORT, 71. That which is exported.

Ex-PORT'A-BLEjffl. That may be ex-
ported. _ [commodities.

Ex-POR-TA'TipN, 71. Act of exporting

ex-port'er, 71. One who exports.

ex-po§e', v. a. To lay open ; to disclose.

EX-Pp-SE' (eks-po-za'), n. Exposition.

EX-Pp-§i"TipN(-'zish'),7i. Explanatiqn.

EX-POS'l-TOR, 71. Explainer; interpreter.

EX-p6st'u-LATE,7;. 71. To remonstrate.

EX-POST-ir-LA'TipN, 71. Actofexpos,
tulating, remonstrance : — charge.[ing.

EX-POST'y-LA-Tp-RY, a. Remonstrat-

EX-p5§'VRE (-po'zhur), n. Act of ex- fever.
feb'ru-A-ry, n. The second month in

tile year.



fe'cal, a. Relating to feculence.
FEC'y-L.ENCE,re. Lees; sediment; dregs.
Ffic'u-LENT, a. Full of dregs ; foul.
FEC'UND,_a. Fruitful ; productive.
fe-cun'date,?j. a. To make fruitful.
fec-un-da'tion,?!. Act of making pro-
fe-cCn'di-ty, re. Fruitfulness. [lific.

FED, i. Sep. from feed. [confederate.
pfiD'ER-AL, a. Relating to a league;
fbjd'er-ate, a. Joined in confederacy.
FED-ER-X'TlON,re.League; confederacy.
Fed'er-a-tive, a. Uniting in a league.

FEE, re. Reward ; pay : — a tenure.
FEE, V. a. To reward, pay : — to bribe.
fee'ble, a. Weak ; debilitated ; sickly.
FEE 'BLE-NESS,re. Weakness; imbecility.
feed, v. a. \i. &, p. fed.] To supply;

_to furnish with food ; to cherish.

FEED, V. n. To take food ; to pasture.

FEED, 71. Food; provisions; pasture.

FEED'3ER,?i.0ne who feeds or gives food.

FEEL, v. a. &. re. [i. & p. felt.] To per-
ceive by the touch ; to touch : — to suf-
fer ; to be affected : — to try ; to attempt.

FEEL re. The sense of feeling; touch.

FEEL'ER, re. One who, or that which,
feels: — horn of an insect, [ity ; tender.

feel'ing, p. a. Expressive of sensibil-

FEEL'iNG,re. Sense of touch ; sensibility.

feel'ing-ly, ad. In a feeling manner.

fee'-sim-ple, re. A tenure to~ property.

FEET, n. The plural of foot.

FEIGN (fan), V. a. & re. To invent ; to
dissemble ; to pretend ; to counterfeit.

FEIGNED (fand), p. a. Invented.

feign'er (fan'er), re. One who feigns.

FEINT (fant), re.' False appearance.

FE-LI9'I-TATE, V. a. To wish happi-
ness to ; to make happy, congratulate.

FE-Lic-i-TA'TipN, M. Congratulation.

FE-Llg'i-TOtJS, a. Happy ; blissful.

F:^-Lic'i-TY, 71. Happiness ; bliss.

FE'LlNE,a. Pertaining to, or like, a cat.

FELL, a. Cruel ; inhuman ; savage.

FELL, re. The skin ; hide of a beast.

FELL, V. a. To knock down ; to cut
down ; to hew down, as trees.

FELL, i. from fall.

fell'm6n-;6^er, 71. A dealer in hides.

fel'low (fel'lo), re. A companion ; an
associate ; equal : — a mean person.

fel'low-creat'ure (-kret'yur), n.
One that has the same creator.

fel'low-feel'ing, m. Sympathy ;
joint interest, [society ; partnership.

FEL'low-SHIP, re. Companionship ;

fel'ly, re. Outward rim of a wheel.

fel'on, n. One who is guilty of fel-
ony : — a malignant whitlow ; a sore.



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FE-iiO'Ni-ous, a. Wicked 5 villanous.

FE-LO'Ni-oDs-LY, ad. In a felonious
way ; villaiiously. [crime.

fel'o-nv, n. A capital or punishable

FELT, i. &c p. fr«iii feel. [ — a skin.

FELT, 7/. A dense and compact cloth :

Fe'male, n. One of the sex which

FE 'male, a. Feminine, [produces youn;:.

FEM'i-Ni'NE, a. Relating to women or
females ; female ; teiider ; delicate.

FE>i'ORAL,a. Belonging to the thigh.

FEN, n. A marsh ; a moor j a bog.

f£nce, n. A guard, hedge, wall, &;c.

FENCE, V. a. To enclose ; tO'-secure.

FENCE, V. n. To practise fencing, [open.

fence'less, a. Without enclosure j

FEN'cing, n. Artof defence by swords.

FEND, V. a. To keep off; to ward.

fend'er, n. A guard before a fire, &;c.

Fen'nel, ft. A plant used in medicine.

FEn'ny, a. Marshy ; boggy ; m-oorish.

FEOFF (fef), V. a. To invest with a fee.

feoff'ment, ft. Grant of a possession.

fer'e-tq-ry, ft. Bier or shrine for rel-

fe'rj-AL, a. Relating to holidays, [ics.

FE'RIi\E, a. Wild ; savage ; barbarous.

FER-MENT', v. a. & n. To raise ; to
work by internal motion, as cider.

fer'ment,?j. Intestine motion; tumult.

fer-ment'A-BLE, a. Susceptible of
fermentation. [ing ; a working.

FER-iMEN-TA'TIpN,ri.' Act of ferment-

FER-iviiN'TA-TiVE, a. Causing fer-

FERN, ft. A plant ; a brake, [mentation.

fern'y, a. Overgrown with fern.

FE-RO'cious (-shus), a. Savage ; fierce.

FE-RO'cious-LY,a<Z. Fiercely; wildly.

FE-RO^'l-TYjW. Savageness; fierceness.

FER'RE-OUS,a. Likeiron; made of iron.

FER'RET, n. A kind of weasel : — a tape.

FER^RET, V. a. To drive out of lurk-
ing places ; to searcli out.

fer'ret-er, ft. One who ferrets, [ry.

FER'Rl-AijtE, n. Fare for passing a fer-

FER-Ru'(^l-NOUS, a. Partaking of iron.

FER'rule (fer'rilorter'rul),7i. A ring
of metal around a stick, &c. [boat.

fer'ry, «. a. . To carry over water in a

fer'ry, ft. A vessel for ferrying : — a
place for ferrying passengers.

f'kr'ry-]\ian,7i. One who tends a ferry.

fer'tile, «. Fruitful; productive; rich.

fer-til'i-ty, 71. State of being fertile ;
fecundity ; abundance ; fruitfulness.

fer'tie-ize, v. a. To make productive.

fer'ule, n. An instrument of correc-
tion, used in schools. [ferule.

FER,'ULE, V. a. To chastise with the

fer'ven-cy, 11. Heat of mind ; ardor.



FER.'VENT,a. Ardent; veh3ment; fervid.

l^ER'VENT-IiY,a(i. In a fervent manner.

! ER'VID, a. Hot; vehement; zealous.

fer'vqr, ft. Heat; zeal; ardor.

FES'cUE, ft. A wire or pin to point with.

Fiis'TAE, a. Respecting feasts ; festive.

fes'ter, v. n. To rankle ; to corrupt.

fes'ter, n. A small inflammatory tu-
mor ; a pustule. [feast.

fes'ti-val, n. A day of feasting ; a

FEs'xi-VAL, a. Relating to, or partak-
ing of, a feast ; festive. [ous.

FEs'tive, a. Relating to feasts ; joy-

FES-XIV'I-TY, n. Social joy ; gayety.

fes-t66n', ft. A wreath ; a garland.

FETCH, V. a. To go and bring: — to draw.

FETCH, n. A stratagem ; artifice ; trick.

FET'ID, a. Ill-smelling; rancid.

fet'l6ck,7z. a tuft of hair that grows
behind the pastern joint of horses.

fet'ter, n. Chain for the feet : — check.

FET'TEii, V. a. To bind ; to enchain, tie.

FEUD (fud), n. A deadly quarrel ; a con-
tention : — a fief; a tenure ; a fee.

FEU'DAL .(fu'dal), a. Relating to feu-
dalism, or to tenures ; held by tenurei

FEtJ'DAL-lSM, ft. A system of holding
jands by military service.

fe'ver, ft. A disease characterized bj"
ji quick pulse, heat, and thirst.

fe'ver-few, 71. A plant or herb.

fe'ver-ish, a. Diseased with a fever-

FEW (fu), a. Not many ; small in num-

FE w^'NESS,ft. Smallness of number.[ber.

fi'at, ft. Peremptory decree ; order.

FIB, ft. A lie ; falsehood : — v. n. To lies

fi'bre (-ber),7i. Thread-like substance

Fi'BRoys, a. Composed of fibres.

fic'kee, a. Changeable; inconstant.

Fic'KLE-NESS, K. Inconstancy; insta-

fic'tile, a.* Moulded into form, [bility.

fIc'tion,?!. An invented story ; a tale-

FIC-tj["tious (fik-tish'us), a. Counter-
feit ; pretended ; feigned ; not real.

fid'dee,71. a name for the violin.

fid' DEE, V. 11. To play upon a fiddle.

fid'dler, 11. One who plays on a fiddle^

fi-del'i-ty, ft. Honesty ; faithfulness.

FiD(^'ET,«.ft. Tomovebyfits andstarts.

FiD(;t'ET, 11. Restless motion or agita-

FlD(^_'ET-y, a. Restless; impatient.[tion.

Fl-DU'ciAL (fe-du'shal), a. Confident.

fJ-du'ci-a-ry (fe-du'she-a-rc), n. One
who holds any thing in trust.

FIE (fi), interj. Expressing contempt.

FIEF (fef), 11. A fee ; a feudal grant.

FIELD (feld), 11. An enclosed tract of
land: — space; extent. [boo;:.

FIELD'-BOOK (fSld'huk), n. Surveyor's



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field'fare, 71. A bird ; gray thrush.

FIELD'-MAR-SHAL, ji. A high mihtary
title in Great Britain.

field'-of-fi-cer, 71. An officer of a
regiment,_ above the rank of captain.

field'-piece, 71. A small cannon.

FIEND (fend), n. A deadly enemy.

FIERCE (fers), a. Eagerj violent; furious.

FIERCE 'LY, a(i. Furiously; savagely.

Fi'ER-i-NESS, 71. Heat; acrimony.

fi'er-y, a. Full of fire ; hot ; ardent.

FIFE, n. A small wind instrument of

fife, v. n. To play on a fife, [music.

fif'er,_?i. One who plays on a fife.

f'if'teen, a. Five and ten ; three times

fifth, a. Next after the fourth, [five.

fif'ti-eth, a. The ordinal of fifty.

FIf'ty, a. & «. Five times ten.

FIG, n. The fruit of the fig-tree.

FIGHT (fit), V. n. & a. n. &. p. fought.]
To contend in battle; to combat.

FIGHT (fit), 71. A battle ; a combat.

FIGHT'ER (fit'er), 71. One who fights.

fig'ment, n. An invention ; a fiction.

FiG'y-RA-BLE, a. Capable of figure.

fig'v-rate, a. Having a determinate
form or figure. [form.

FIG-U-RA'TION, n. The act of giving a

FIg'u-ra-tive, a. Represented by fig-
ures 3 not literal ; metaphorical.

FIG'URE (fig'yur), n. Shape ; a repre-
sentation ; a statue : — a character for
a number:— a type; metaphor.

FIG'URE (fig'yur),??. To form into shape;
to represent : — to make a figure.

Flli'A-MENT, n. A slender thread ; a
thread-like part ; a fibre. [thread.

fil-A-men'tous, a. Like a slender

fil'a-to-ry, 71. A machine to form
thread. [ — a thread-factory.

FIL'a-ture,71. The spinning of thread :

fil'bert, n. A species of hazel-nut.

FILCH, V. a. To steal ; to pilfer.

pile, n. A tool for smoothing : — a line ;
a series ; a bundle of papers, &c.

FILE, V. a. To string ; to smooth.

FILE, V. n. To march in a file or line.

FIL'IAL (fil'yal), a. Befitting a son.

fil-i-a't_ion, n. The relation of a son.

FiL'i-GRANE, ) Ti.Fineomamentalwork

FiL'i-GREE, \ in gold or silver, &c.

FiL'JNG^, n. pi. Particles filed off".

FILL, V. a. To make full ; to satisfy.

FILL, n. Fulness ; satiety ; sufficiency.

FIL'let, 71. A band : — thigh of veal.

FIl'let, v. a. To bind with a fillet.

FIL'lip, v. a. To strike with the nail
of tiie finger thrown out. [the thumb.

FIL'lip, n. A jerk of the finger from



fil'ly, n. A young mare : — a flirt.
FILM, 71. A thin pellicle or skin.
FiL'MY, a. Composed of pellicles.
fil'ter, v. a. To strain ; to filtrate.
fil'ter, 71. A strainer for liquors.
FILTH, 71. Dirt; nastiness; grossness.
F1LTH'I-NESS,7^. Foulness ; dirtiness.
filth' Y, a. Nasty; foul ; dirty ; gross.
fil'trate, v. a. To strain ; to filter.
fil-tra'tion, n. The act of filtrating.
fIm'bri-ate, v. a. To fringe.
'FIN, 71. An expanded organ of a fish.
fin'a-ble, a. Liable to a fine.
fi'nal, (I. Ultimate ; last ; conclusive.
fj-nX'le, 71. The last piece in music.
Fi'NAL-LY, ad. Ultimately ; lastly.
fi-nance', 71. The public revenue.
Fi-NAN'ci^L, a. Relating to finance.
fIn-AN-cier' (fin-ain-ser'), n. One who

is skilled in matters of finance.
FINCH, 71. A small bird of three kinds.
FIND, <;. a. [i. Sep. found.] To obtain j

to meet with; to discover ; to gain.
FINE , a. Not coarse ; pure ; thin ; keen ;

clear ; delicate : — showy ; elegant.
FINE, n. A mulct ; amercement ; forfeit.
FINE, V. a. To refine: — to subject to a
FiNE'LY, ad. Nicely; well. [fine.

FINE 'NESS, n. State of being fine.
fin'er, n. One who fines : — a refiner.
fin'er-y, 71. Show ; splendor; gayety.
fi-nesse', 71. Artifice ; stratagem.
fIn'£H2R (fing'ger),7i. A member of the

hand, and the length of it. [handle.
FiN'f^ER, V. a. To touch lightly ; to
fIn'^ered (-gerd), a. Having fingers.
FiN'l-CAL, a. Foppish ; showy ; gay.
fi'nis, 71. The end ; conclusion.
FiN'isH, V. a. To complete ; to perfect.
FiN'isH, 71. The last touch ; last polish.
fin' isHED (fin'isht), p. a. Complete,
f1n'ish-er, 71. One who finishes.
FiN'isH-fNG, 71. Completion; last touch.
fi'nite, a. Limited; not infinite.
FINNED (find), «. Havingfins.
fin'ni-kin, n. A species of pigeon.
fIn'ny^ a. Furnished with fins.
FIN'-TOED (fin'tod), a. Web-footed.
FIR, n. An evergreen forest-tree.
FIRE, 71. The igneous element : — thing

burning ; flame : — ardor ; spirit.
FIRE, V. To set on fir^ : — to discharge.
FIRE '-ARMS, 71. pi. Guns, pistols, &c.
fire'brand, 77. A piece of wood kin-
dled or partly burnt :— incendiary.
fire'-dSmp, 71. An explosive gas found

in coal-mines. [guish fire.

fire'-en-<^ine, n. A machine to extin-
fire'fly,7i. An insect emitting light.



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FIRE'lock, 7^. A soldier's gun ; a mus-

FIRE'maNjTI. Extinguisher of fires, [ket.

FIRE'paNj n. A pan for holding fire.

fire'place, n. A place for a fire.

riRE'PLUG, 71. A stopple in a pipe, to
supply water in case of fire.

fire'-proof, a. Proof against fire.

fire'set, n. Irons for a fireplace.

FIRE '-SHIP, 71. A ship filled with com-
bustibles for burning ships.

FIRe'side, n. The hearth : — home.

FIRE 'ward, ) n. One who directs

FIRE'wAr-ben, \ in extinguishing
_fires ; a head-fireman. [burn.

FiRE'-wooD iftr'wud), n. Wood to

FIRe'works (fir'wiirks), n. pi. Shows
of fire ; pyrotechnics. [arms.

FIR'ING, ?t. Fuel :— discharge of fire-

fir'kin, 71. A measure : — a vessel.

FIRM, a. Strong ; fast ; hard ; constant.

FIRM, 71. A mercantile partnership.

fir'ma-MENT, n. Region of the air.

f'ir'man, 71. A license in Turkey, &:c.

FIRM'ly, ad. With firmness ; strongly.

FiRM'NEss, n. Solidity ; stability.

first, a. Earliest in time : — chief.

FIRST, ad. In the first place.

first'-born, a. First in order of birth.

FlRST'-FRtJiTS, 77. pi. First produce.

FiRST'LiN&.Ti.Firstproduce or offspring.

First'-rate, a. Preeminent ; superior.

Fis'c al, a. Relating to a public treasury.

Fls'cAL, n. Public revenue : — treasurer.

FlsH, 71. An animal living in the water.

FISH, V. To catch fish : — to seek by art.

FISH'er-man,?!. One who catches fish.

FISH'er-y, 71. The business of fishing ;
a place for fishing.

fish'hook (-huk), 71. A hook to catch

riSH'iN&, 71. Catching of fish. [^fish.

FiSH'-MON-^tER, 71. A dealer in fish.

fish'-pond, 71. A pond for fish.

FiSH'-SPE AR, 71. Spear for striking fish.

FISH'Yj a. Consisting of fish ; like fish.

Fis'siLE, a. "That may be split or cleft.

Fis'siiBE (fish'yur), n. A cleft ; a chasm.

FIST, 7J. The hand clinched or closed.

FIs'ti-cCffs, n. pi. Combat with the

FlST'ij-liA,?i. Along,sinuous ulcer. [fist.

FJST'u-IjAR, ] a. Relating to a fistula ;

FiST'u-LOOs, J hollow. [mterval.

FIT, n. A paroxysm ; a convulsion : —

FIT, a. Qualified ; proper ; suitable.



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