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FIT, V. a. To accommodate; to suit.

fit'fCl, a. Full of fits ; inconstant.

fit'ly, ad. Properly ; justly ; suitably.

fit'ness, 71. Propriety ; suitableness.

FIT'TING, p. a. Suiting ; fit ; proper.

five, a. Four and one ; half of ten.

FlVE'FOLD,a. Consisting of five in one.

FIX, V. a. To make fast, firm, or stable.

FIX-A'TION, 71. Act of fixing ; stability.

FIXED (fixt or fix'ed), p. a. Made fast :
— not wandering : — not volatile.

Fix'ED-NESS, 71. Stability, firmness.

Fix'i-TY, 7i. Fixedness. [to a place.

fixt'ure (fixt'yur), 71. A thing fixed

Fizz, or FIZ'zee", V. n. To hiss, fly off.

flab'bi-ness, 71. State of being flabby.

FL ab'B Y, a. Soft ; flaccid ; lank ; loose.

flab'ile (-il), a. Subject to be blown.

Fl,X£;'giD(flak'sid),«. Lank ; not tense.

fLiAjB-^id'i-ty, n. Lankness ; limber-

FL.AG, V. n. To grow feeble, droop. [ness.

FLAG, V. a. To cover with flat stones.

FLAG, n. A water-plant : — colors of a
ship, &c. : — a broad, flat stone, used
for pavements ; a flag-stone, [scourge.

fla^'el-LATe, v. a. To whip or

fla(^-el-la'tion, 77. A whipping.

FLA(^'Ep-LET (flSj'o-let), 77. A small,
wooden musical wind-instrument.

flag'jGY, a. Full of flags : — weak ; lax.

fla-(;}i"tioiis (-jish'us), a. Wicked ;
atrocious ; heinous. [squadron.

FL ag'-6f-fi-cer, 71. Commander of a

FLAG'ON, 77. A vessel for liquor,

fla'gran-cYjTi. Heat; fire: — enormity.

fla'grant, a. Ardent : — enormous.

FLAG'-SHIP, 77. The ship which bears
the commander of a fleet. [is fixed.

flag'-stIff, 77. Staff on which a flag

FLiG'-STONE,7j.Aflat stone for paving.

FLAIL, 71. An instrument for threshing.

FLAKE, 71. A scale ; a flock ; a film.

FLAKE , V. To form into flakes or layers.

FLA'KY,a. Consisting of flakes or layers.

flam, 71. A falsehood ; a lie : — whim.

FL am'be AlJ(flam'b6),77. A lighted torch.

FLAME, 71. Lighted gas ; blaze : — ardor.

FLAME, 7>. 77. To shine, as fire ; to burn.

flam'ing, a. Blazing; resplendent.

FL^^-mIn'GO, 71. A long-legged bird.

fla'my, a. Inflamed ; burning ; blaz-

FlAn^^e, 77. A rim, as on a wheel, [ing.

flAnk, n. Part of the side of an ani-
mal : — part of a bastion.

flXnk, v. a. To attack the side of, as
of a battalion; to secure on the side.

flan'nel, 71. A soft woollen cloth.

FLAP, 77. A piece that hangs loose : — a
blow or motion of a flap : — a slap.

FLAP, V. a. To beat or move with a flap.

FLAP'JACK, 71. A broad, thin pancake.

flXp'per, 71. One that flaps ; a flap.

FLARE, 7J. 71. To give a glaring light.

FLARE, 77. An unsteady, glaring light.

flash, 77. Sudden blaze : — burst of wit.

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FLXsh, V, «» & a. To burst out into
flame, light, or wit:— to break forth
suddenly. [solid.

FLASM'y, a. Showy, but empty ; not

FLASK, n. A bottle : — a powder-horn.

FLis'KET, n. A vessel for Viands,

FLAT, a. Even ; plain ; level : — insipid ;
dull : — not shrill; not sharp; not acute.

FL AT, K. A level ; smooth, low ground :
—a mark of depression in music.[lent.

Fla'tive, a. Producing wind ; flatu-

flat'ten (flat'tn), V. a. To make flat.

FLAt'ten (flat'tn), V. n. To grow flat.

FLAt'ter, v. a. To compliment ; to
praise falsely ; to caress ; to encourage.

FLat'ter-Er, n. One who flatters.

FLAT'TER-ING, p.a. Bestowing flattery.

FLAT'TER-Y,w..Venal praise; adulation.

flat'u-'lence, n. Windiness.

Flat'u-lent, a. Turgid with air ;
windy ; swollen ; puffed out.

FLJiuNT (flant), V. 71. To make ostenta-
tious show or display ; to flutter.

flaunt, 71. Any thing showy ; display.

FLA'vor, 71. Relish ; taste ; savor.

FL a' VOR-ous,a.Havingflavor3 fragrant.

FLAW, 71. A crack ; a breach ; a defect.

FLAW, V. a. To break ; to crack.

FLAW'Vj «• Full of flaws ; defective.

FLAX, II. A plant of which linen is
made : — the fibres of flax cleansed.

FlXx'en (-sn), &. Made of, or like, flax.

FLlx'Y, a. Like flax ; fair ; flaxen, [of.

FLAY, c. a. To skin: to strip off the skin

FLEA, n. A small blood-sucking insect.

FLEAK, 71. A small twist : — a grate.

FLEAM, n. Instrumeat tx> bleed cattle.

FLECK, V. a. To spot ; t© streak.

FLfic'TlON, ru Act or power of bending.

FLED, i. & p. from fiee. [ers.

FLED(^E, V. a. To furnish with feath-

FLEE, V. n. [i. &c p. fled.] To run from
danger ; to have recourse to shelter.

FLEECE, n. The wool of one sheep.

FLEECE, TJ. a. To shear off; to strip.

FLEE'CY,a. Woolly;eovered with wool.

FLEER, V. n. To mock ; to gibe ; to jeer.

FLEER, 71. Mockery ; a gibe ; a jeer.

FLEET, 71. A company of ships ; navy.

fleet, ffl. Swift; quick; nimble; active.

FLEET, V. n. To fly swiftly ; to hasten.

FLEET'iNG-, j9« a. Passing; transient.

FLEET'ness, n. Swiftness ; celerity.

FLEM'ISH, a. Relating to Flanders,"or
to the Flemings , of Flanders.

FLESH, n. The muscular part of the
body : — human race : — carnaJ state.

FLESH, V. a. To initiate : — to satiate.

FLESh'-brush, 77. Brush for the flesh.

fl£sh'-col pR, n. The color of flesh,
FLESH-' l-NESS, 77. Plumpness ; fulness.
Flesh'less, a. Destitute of flesh; lean.
FLESH'LY,a. Carnal; not spiritual.
flesh' Y, a. Full of flesh; fat; plump.
FLEW (flu), i. fvomfly, [ity.

FLEX-I-BIL'I-TY, n. Pliancy ; plialul-
FLEX'i-BLE, a. That may be bent ; pli-
FLEX'lLE,a. Easily bent ; flexible. [ant.
FLEX'ioN (flek'shun), n. Act of bend-
ing ; a bending j a fold ; a turn.
FLEX'OR, 71. A muscle which contracts

the joints. {tortuous.

FLEX'«-ous (flek'sh«-ils), a. Winding ;
FLEX'URE(fleks'yrir),77. Ajoint;bend.
FLiCK'ER, v. n. To flutter ; to flap the

wings : — to waver ; to be unst«a,«ly.
FLi'ER, 7(. One who flies ; a runaway.
FLT(iHT (flit), 7(. Act of flying or fleeing;

escape : — a flock : — a series of stairs.
FLf&HT'i-NESS,??. State of being flighty.
flight' Y (fli'te), a. Wild ; giddy.
FLiiM'si-NESS, 11. Weakness of texture.
FLIM'^Y, a. Weak ; feeble ; light.
FLINCH, V. 71. To shrink; to draw away,
FLiNCH'iNG, 71. Act of shrinking.
FLING, V. a. [i. & p. flung.] To cast

from the hand ; to throw ; to dart.
FLING, V. H. To wince ; to sneer.
flIng, n. A throw ; a cast : — a sneer.
FLINT, n. A hard, silicious stone.
FLiNT'Y,a, Madeofflint:— hard;cruel-
FLiP, 71. A liquor made of beer, spirits,

and sugar, and heated.
FLi'p'PAN-CY, 71. Loquacity; pertness.
FLip'PANT, a. Talkative ; pert. £ner.
FLip'PANT-LY, ad. In a flippant man-
FLiRT; V. a. To throw ; to dart, blurt.
FLIRT, V. K. To act with levity ; to co-
FLIRT, n. A pert girl ; coquette. [queL
flir-ta'tion, ri. A flirting ; coquetry.
FLIT, 0. n. To fly away ; to flutter.
FL ITCH, n. The side of a hog salted.
FLOAT (flot), V. n. To swim ; to move.
float (flot), V. <u To cause to swim.
FLOAT, n. A body swimming ; a raft.
FLOCK, n. A company of birds or sheep,
FLOCK, V. n. To gather in companies.
FLOE, 71- A mass of floating ice.
FLOG, V. eu To lash ; to whip ; to beat.
FLGG'eiWG, V. A whipping ; a beating,
FLOOD (fliid), n. A body of water ; the

sea : — a deluge ; an inundation, [flow,
FL6oD(flud),7J. a. To deluge ; to over-
flood'gate (flud'gat), n. A sluice

or gate to stop or let out water : — vent,
floor (flor), n. The bottom of a room

or building ; a platform : — a story.

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FLOOR (flor),«i a. To cover with a floor.

rii5oR'lNG, 714 Bottom ; materials for

FiiO'RAL, a4_ Relating to flowers, [floors.

FiiOR'EN-TiNEj n. A species ot silk.

FiiO-R£s'cENCE,?i. Act of flowering :
—season of the flowering of plants,

FLO'llET, n. A diminutive flower.

FL.6k'ib, a. Flushed with red ; flowery.

Fl.Q-RiD'1-TY, n. State of being florid.

flQ-rif'er-ous, a. Producing tlowevs.

FLOR'iN, 11. A coin of different values.

FLe'RiST, «< A cultivator of flowers.

Fi.os'cu-i,otJS, a. Composed of florets.

FLO'ta, 71. A Spanish fleet :^a fleet.

FLOT'A(^E, n. That which floats.

FL,Q-til'IiA, n. A fleet of small vessels.

FLOlJNCE,tJ. 71. Tomovewithajerk,&c.

FliOdNCE, tJ. a. To deck with flounces.

FLOUNCE, 71. A frill or ruffle : — a dash.

floOn'der, n. A small, flat fish.

floOn'der,!). 71. To struggle, stumble.

floOr , 71. TTie edible part of wheat, &.c.

FIiOUR'iSH (fliir'-), V. 71. To thrive, as
a plant : — to prosper : — to boast.

FLOtJR'iSHjTJ.a. To adorn:— to brandish.

FLOtJR'isH (fliir'ish), 71. Vigor: — dis-
play ; ostentation : — ^beauty : — grace.

FLoOt, v. To mock ; to insult, sneer.

FLO^T, 71. A moek ; an insult 5 a sneer.

FI.5W (flo), V. 71. To run, as water ; to
melt ; to proceed ; to issue ; to abound.

FLOW, V. a. To overflow ; to deluge.

FLOW, 71. Rise of water : — volubility.

FLow'ER, 71. The blossom of a plant :
— an ornament :— the prime. [som.

FLOW'ER, *;. ft. To be in flower ; to blos-

flow'er-de-luce',71. Species of iris.

TLO^'er-y, a. Full of flowers : — florid.

FLOW'ING, p. a. Abounding ; copious.

FLOWN (flon), p. from fly. Gone away.

fluct'u-ant, a. Wavering ; uncertain.

FLtJCT'u-ATE,?;.^. To wave; to waver.

fluct-V-a'tiqn, 7». Alternate motion.

FLtJE (flu), 71. Pipe of a chimney.

FLU'EN-CY, 71. Act of flowing : — ready
utterance ; volubility of speech.

FLil'ENT, a. Liquid ; flowing ; voluble.

FLU'ENX-L,y, ad. With ready flow.

FLU'ID, a. Runninfr; not solid ; liquid.

FLU'ID, n. A liquid ; a liquor.

FLU-iD'I-TY, 71. Quality of being fluid.

FLCke, 71. The broad part of an anchor.

FLUME, 71. A channel for water.

fluivi'mer-y, ?». Food made of flour :

FLtJNe, i. &. p. from fling. [ — flattery.

FLtjR'RY, 71. A gust of wind : — bustle.

flur'ry, v. a. To agitata ; to alarm.

FLCsH,i.7i. To flow suddenly; to glow.

FLUSH, V. a. To color, redden ; to elate.

flOsh, a. Fresh ; glowing : — ^^affluent.

FLUSH, 71. Flow •, bloom : — abundance.

FLUS'TER, V. a. To hurry; to confound.

FLUS'TER,7i. Agitation ; bustle ; flurry.

FLUTE, 11. A musical wind-instrument.

FLlJTE, V. 71. To play on the flute.

FLUTE, V. a. To hollow ; to channel.

flut'ter, u- 11. To fly or move quickly.

flut'ter,71. duickmotion; confusion.

flu-vi-at'ic, a. Belonging to rivers.

FLUX, 71. A flowing ; fusion ; dysentery.

FLUX'iON (fluk'shun), 11. Act of flow-
ing : — a very small, variable quantity.

FLUX'ION-A-RY, a. Relating to fluxions.

FLY, V, n. [i. flew ; p. flown.] To move
with wings : — to pass swiftly.

FLY, V. a. To shun : — to cause to fly.

FLY, n. _ A small winged msect.

FLY' BLOW (fli'blo), 11. The egg of a fly.

fly'blow, v. a. To fill with maggots.

FLy'-le AF,7i. An inserted or blank leaf.

FOAL (f5l), 11. The offspring of a mare.

FOAL (fbl), V. a. &c 71. To bring forth a
foal, as a mare. [spume.

FOAM, 11. A white substance; froth;

FOAM, V. 71. To froth ; to rage.

FOAM' Y, a. Covered with foam ; frothy.

FOB, 71. A small pocket few: a watch.

FOB, V. a. To cheat, trick ; to defraud.

FO'cAL, a. Belonging to the focus.

FO'cus, 71. f pi. FO'ci. Point of con-
vergence, where the rays meet.

fod'der, 71. Food for cattle.

fod'der, 1;. a. To feed, as cattle.

foe (fo), 71. An enemy ; an adversary.

FO&, 71. A thick mist ; a moist vapor.

foGt'jGI-ness, 71. State of being foggy.

FoG'j&Y, a. Filled with fog ; misty.

FOH, interj. Expressing contempt.

FOl'BLE,7i. A weakness ; a failing.

FOIL, V. a. To defeat ; to blunt ; to dull.

FOIL, 71. A defeat : — thin leaf of meta! t
— something to heighten lustre.

FOIST, V. a. To insert wrongfully.

f5ld, 71. A pen for sheep : — a doubling.

FOLD, V. a. To shut in a fold: — to double.

FOLD, V. 71. To double over another.

f5ld'er, 71. One that folds.

FO-LI-i'CEOUS (fo-le-a'shus), a. Leafy.

Fo'Li-A<^E, 71. Leaves of trees.

Fd'Ll-ATE, V. a. To beat into plates,

Fd-Li-A'TION, 7t. The act of foliating.

FO'Li-0, 7J. A book with two leaves to
a sheet : — a page; a leaf; a sheet.

FOLK (fak), or FOLKS (foks), n. pi. Peo-
ple, in familiar language ;. persons-.

f6l'lj-cle (f61'!e-kl),M. A little bag.

fol'low, v. a. & n. To go after; to
pursue : — to imitate : — to succeed.

ABioVY, long ; Ai:iduiyShort ; aeiou Y,oiscure.— FAREjFARjFASTjFALL jliEIR.




f6l'low-er, n. One who follows.

fol'ly, n. Foolishness ; weakness.

FQ-ment', v. a. To bathe with warm
Jotions : — to encourage ; to excite.

FO-MEjV-TA'TiON, 71. Act of fomenting.

FOND, a. Doting ; tender : — trifling.

FON'DLEjW.a. To treat fondly; to caress.

fon'dling, n. One that is fondled.

f6nd'l,y, a<^. Dotingly ; tenderly.

FOND'Nipss, 71. Tenderness; affection.

FONT, n. A baptismal basin or vessel :
— an assortment of printing types.

FOOD, n. Victuals ; nourishment.

F66i.,?t. A person void of understand-
ing ; an idiot : — a buffoon ; a jester.

Tddl.,v, n. To trifle; to toy ; to idle.

f66l.'er-y, n. Folly ; an act of folly.

FOOIi'HAK-DY, a. Foolishly hold ; rash.

FOOL'ish, a. Void of understanding.

FOOli'isH-LY, ad. In a foolish manner.

FOOL'isH-N£ss,7i. Folly ; foolish prac-

f66l§'cXp,?j. Paperof small size, ftice.

FOOT (fut), n. ; pi. FEET. The part
upon which a thing stands : — a meas-
ure in verse : — twelve inches.

FOOT (fut), V. n. To dance ; to walk.

FOOT'BAEIi (fut'bal), «. A ball driven
by the foot ; a play with tlie football.

FOOT'BOY (fut'bbi), n. A menial.

FOOT'iNG (fut'ing), n. Ground for the
foot : — support ; basis ; foundation.

FOOt'man (fut'man), ?t. A menial.

FOOt'mXrk, n. A print. of the foot.

FOot'-pace (fut'pas); V. A slow pace.

foot'pad (fut'pad), 11. A highwayman.

FOOT'-pIth (fut'pStli), n. A way for
foot-passengers, not admitting horses.

FOOT'STEP (fut'step), n. A mark or
tread of the foot ; track : — vestige.

FOOT'STOOE, n. A stool for the feet.

FOP, n. A gay man ; a coxcomb ; a beau.

FOP'iiJNG, n. A petty fop ; a coxcomb.

F6P'PER-Y,?i. Impertinence; showyfolly.

FOP'PISH, a. Like a fop ; vain in dress.

FOR, prep. Because of; in place of.

FOR, conj. Because ; on this account.

f6r'A9-e,71. Food for horses and cattle.

FOR'AaEjW. To seek forage ; to ravage.

FOR-AS-MiJcn', conj. Because that.

FOR-BADe' (for-bad'J, *• from forbid.

FOR-bear' (for-bar')^ v. n. [i. forbore ;
p. forborne.] To cease ; to abstain.

FOR-bear', v. a. To decline ; to avoid.

fpr-bear'Ance,71. Act of forbearing;
command of temper ; lenity.

for-bid', v. a. [i. forbade, forbid; p.
forbidden.] To prohibit ; to interdict.

FpR-Bip'DiNG", p. a. Causing aversion.

FOR-borne',j». from /oriear.

FORCE, n. Strength ; vigor; might;
violence ; virtue ; efiicacy ; validity.

FORCE, V. a. To compel, press, urge.

force'fOl, a. Violent ; strong.

FORCE 'MEAT, 71. Cooked meat stuffed.

for'ci-ble, a. Strong ; cogent ; violent.

FOR'ci-Bi.Y, a(Z. Powerfully; by force.

FORD, V. a. To pass by Wading.

ford, 71. A part of a river or stream
that may be forded or waded through.

ford'A-ble, a. Passable by wading.

FORE, a. Anterior; coming first.

fort:, ad. Anteriorly; before.

fore-Xrm', v. a. To arm beforehand.

EORE-BODE',75.a. Topredict,foreknow.


fore-cast', t;. 71. To form schemes.

FORE 'cast, 71. Foresight ; forethought.

fore'cas-tle (for'kSs-sl), n. The
fore part_of a vessel, for sailors.

FORE-CLO§E',7?. a. To shut up. [sion.

FORE-cLO'§URE (klo'zhur), 71. Preclu-

fore-d66m',7). a. To doom beforehand.

FORE'FA-THER,7i.An ancestor, [thumb.

FORE'-FiN-£H3R, 77. The finger next the

FORE-GO', V. a. [i. forewent ; p. fore-
gone.] To quit ; to give up ; to resign.

fore'groOnd, 71. The part of the
ground of a picture nearest the eye.

fore'hand-ed, a. Early ; timely : —
formed in the fore parts.

forehead (for'ed or for'hed), 71. The
upper part of the face ; the brow.

for'eign (for'in), a. Of another coun-
try ; alien ; remote : — not to the point.

f6r'eign-ER (for'jn-er), n. One from
another country ; an alien ; a stranger.

fore-jCd^^e', t;. a. To prejudge, [fore.

FORE-KNOW' r-no'), V. a. To know be-

fore-knowl'ed^e (for-nol'ej), n.
Prescience; knowledge of the future.

fore'land, 71. A promontory ; a cape.

FORE 'lock, n. Hair on the forehead,

FORE 'man, 77. The presiding officer of
a jury :^chief workman ; overseer.

FORE 'most, a. First in place or dignity.

fore'n66n,77. The time before midday.

fo-ren'sic^ a. Belonging to courts.

f5re-or-dain', v. a. To ordain he-
forehand ; to predestinate.

fore 'part, 71. The anterior part.

FORE 'rank, 77. The first rank ; front.

fore-run', v. a. To go before, precede.

fore-run'ner, 77. A precursor ; a sign.

fore-see', 7;. a. To see beforehand.

FORE -show' (for-sho'), V. a. To dis-
cover before it happens ; to predict.

FOPiE'siGHT (fbr'sit), 77. Prescience;
foreknowledge ; forecast.

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for'est, n. An extensive tract of land
_covered with trees.

f5re-stall', V, a. To anticipate ; to
precede : — to deprive : — to buy up. .

f5re-taste', v. a. To taste before.

FORE'TASTE,?i.Anticipatiou ; antepast.

fore-tell'^ v. a, [i. &, p. foretold.]
To tell beforehand ; to predict.

fore-tell', v. n. To utter prophecy.

f5re'thought (fbr'thawt),7t. Antici-
pation^ provident care; forecast, [show.

fore-to'ken (-to'kn), v. a. To fore-

FORe'top, 71. Hair on the forehead.

FOR-e v'er, ad. Eternally; without end.

FORE-WARN', 7). a. To admonish before.

fore-\\^arn'ing, n. Trevious caution.

for'feit (fdr'fit), u. A fine for an of-
fence ; mulct ; forfeiture. [fence.

for'feit (fdr'fit), V. a. To lose by of-

for'feit-^-ble, a. That may be lost.

FOR'FEIT-URE (fdr'fit-yQr), n. Act of
forfeiting: — thing forfeited; a fine.

FQR-GAVE', L from forgive.

FOR(;jE, n. A place where iron is beat-
en ; a smithy : — a furnace.

FOR^^E, V. a. To form by the hammer :
— to devise ; to counterfeit ; to feign.

FOR^'ER, n. One who forges or forms.

FOR9'ER-Y,7i. Crime of counterfeiting.

FPR-j6£t', v. a. [i. forgot ; p. forgotten
or forgot. ] To lose the memory of.

FpR-£tET'FirL, a. Apt to forget ; heed-
less ; negligent. [ofy.

for-j&et'fOl-ness, 71. Loss of mem-

fqr-jGi'v'a-ble, a. That may be for-
given ; pardonable; venial.

FOR-jGIVE', v. a. [i. forgave ;^. forgiv-
en.] To pardon ; to remit.

FOR-fiiv'EN (-giv'vn),p. from forgive.

fqr-jG£VE'ness, 71. Act of forgiving.

FOR .Gxv'iNG,p. a. Inclined to forgive.

FQR-GOT', i. &. p. {torn forget.

FQR-got'TEN (-got'tn),;?. from forget.

FORK, 71. A pronged instrument.[divide.

fork, v. 7u To shoot into blades : — to

fork'ed, a. Formed like a fork.

fork'y, a. Forked ; opening into parts.

for-lorn', a. Forsaken ; helpless ; lost.

FORM, n. A mould ; shape ; figure : —
beauty: — method; order; ceremony.

FOR3I or FORM, n. A long seat.

FORM, V. a. To make; to plan, model.

for'mal, a. Ceremonious ; stiff.

for'mal-ist, 71. An observer of forms.

FOR-MiL'l-TY,7i. Ceremony.

for'mal-ly, ad. In a formal manner.

fqr-ma'tion, 71. The act of forming.

FOR'MA-TiVE,fl. Giving form ; plastic.

FORM'er, n. One who forms ; a maker,

kSidfJYflong ; XSlotJi^sAort ; AEioy y, oiscure.— fAre, far, fIst, fAll 5

FORM'er, a. Before in time ; past.

FOR'MER-LY,arf. In times past ; at first.

FOR'Mi-DA-BLE, a. Terrible ; dreadful.

for'mi-da-bly, ad. In a terrible mau-

FORM'LESS, a. Having no form. [ner.

for'mu-la, n. A prescribed form.

for'mu-la-ry, w. A book of forms.

for'mu-la-ry, a. Ritual ; prescribed.

for-ni-ca'tion, 71. Incontinence of
unmarried persons ; concubinage.

for'ni-ca-tor, n. One guilty of forni-
cation, [inroad.

For-ray', 71. A hostile incursion ; an

fqr-sake', 7). 71. [i. forsook ; p. for-
saken.] To leave ; to quit ; to desert.

fqr-sook' (for-suk'), i. fxom forsake.

FOR-SOOTH', ad. In truth ; indeed.

FOR-SWEAR'(for-swir'), ^•. a. [i. for-
swore ; p. forsworn. 1 To deny on oath.

FQR-sw^ear', v. n. To swear falsely.

FORT, 71. A fortified post ; a fortress.

FORTE, n. Tliat in which one excels.

FORTH, ad. Forward ; abroad ; out.

forth-com'ing, a. About to appear.

FORTH- wIth', ad. Immediately ; soon.

For'ti-fi-a-ble, a. That may be for-

for-t1-fi-ca'tion, n. Act of fortify-
ing :— fortified place ; a fort ; fortress.

for'ti-fy, v. a. To strengthen ; to fix.

for'ti-tude, 71. Strength to endure ;
resolution ; patience ; firmness.

fort'night,7i. Space of two weeks.

for'tress, m. a fortified place; a fort.

FOR-TU'i-TOtJs, a. Accidental ; casual.

FOR-TU'i-TY,7i.Chance ; fortuitousness.

FORT'U-NATE, a. Lucky ; successful.

FORT'y-NATE-LY, ad. Successfully.

fort'une (fdrt'yun), n. Chance ; luek j
fate ; event : — wealth ; riches.

FORT'UNE, 7). 71. To befall ; to happen.

for'ty, a. &, n. Four times ten.

FO'RUM, 71. The Roman tribunal and
market :-^a court ; a public place.

for'm^ard, ad. Onward ; progressively.

for'ward, a. Warm ; earnest ; early.

for'ward, v. a. To hasten ; to send.

for' WARD-NESS, 71. Eagemess.

FOSSE, 71. A ditch; an intrenchment.

FOS'siL, n,' A substance dug out of the

Fos'siL, a. Dug out of the earth, [earth.

F6s-siL-iF'ER-oOs,a.Producing fossils.

Fos'siL-iST, 7i. One versed in fossils.

fos'ter, v. a. To nurse ; to cherish.

fos'ter-a^e, 71. Charge of nursing.

f6s'ter-br6th-er, n. One nurtured
at the same breast.

f6s'ter-child,7i. a child nursed or
bred by one who is not its parent.





f6s'ter-er, 7t. One who fosters.

FOTH'er, m. A weight of lead; a load.

FOUGHT (fawt), i. &p. itom fight.

Fouii, a. Not clean ; not fair; impure.

FOUL, V. a. To daub ; to make filthy.

fou'mart (fo'mart), n. The polecat.

foOnb, i. & p. {torn find. [to cast.

FOUND, t;. a. To build ; to' establish : —

Foun-da'tiqn,7i. Basis ; support ; rise.

Found'er,«. One who founds ; builder.

Foun'der, v. n. To sink ; to trip ; to fail.

FOtJN'DER-Y, or FOUN'DRY,n. A place
or house for casting metals.

FOUND'LING, 71. A child abandoned.

Fot>NT, n. A spring ; a font ; a fountain.

FOt>N'TAlN (fdun'tin), n. A well ; a
spring : — origin ; first principle.

FOUR (for), a. Twice two. [told.

FOUR'FOiiD (for'fold), a. Four times

FOUR'foot-ED, a. Having four feet.

FOUR'score, a. Four times twenty.

FOUr'square, a. Quadrangular.

FOUR'teen (f6r'ten),a. Four and. ten.

FOURTH (forth), a. The ordinal of four.

fourth'ly, ad. In the fourth place.

FOWL, n. A winged animal ; a bird.

FOWL, V. n. To kill birds for game.

FO WL'ER, 71. One who kills birds. [birds.

TOM^L'lNG-PrECE, 71. A gun to shoot

FOX, n. An animal noted for cunning.

Fox'GLOVE, 71. A plant; digitalis.

f6x'hOnt-er, n. One who hunts foxes.

fox'tail, 71. A species of grass.

fox'trap, 71. A snare to catch foxes.

fra'cas, 71. A noisy quarrel.

FRAC'tion, n. Act of breaking : — a
broken part : — a broken number.

FRAc'tion-al, a. Relating to fractions.

FRAC'Tl6ys"(frak'shus), a. Cross.
. FRACT'vre (frakt'yur),7i. A breach.

FRACt'ure (frakt'yur),7J. a. To break.

FRACj^'lLE, a. Brittle ; easily broken.

FRA-qtiL'l-TY, n. Brittleness; weakness.

FrAg'ment, 71. A part broken off; piece.

FRAG'men-ta-ry, a. Composed of
fragments ; broken. [grateful odor.

FRA' GRANGE, 71. Sweetness of smell ;

FRA'GRANT,a.Odorous ; sweet of smell.

FRAIL, a. Weak ; infirm ; liable to error.

FRAIL, n. A basket made of rushes,

frail'ty, 71. Weakness ; infirmity.

FRAME, V. a. To form ; to make, plan.

FRAME , 7t. The connected parts of a
structure ; a fabric : — order.

FRANC, 71. A French coin, near 20 cents.

FRAN'CHI§E (fran'chiz), n. Exemp-
tion ; privilege ; immunity ; right.

FrXn'chise,7>. a. To make free.[ment.

FRAN'CHi§E-M£NT, n. Enfranchise-

frXn-(?^i-bil'i-ty, n. State or quality
of being frangible. [fragile.

FRAn'gi-ble, a. Brittle ; easily broken ;

FRANK, a. Liberal ; open ; Jngenuous.

FRANK, n. A letter free of postage.

FRANK, 7J. a. To exempt from postage.

FP. ank'in-cense, 72. Resinous perfume.

FRANK'LY,afl;. Liberally; freely, openly.

frank'ness, 71. Openness; liberality.

fran'tic, a. Mad ; raving ; furious.

fra-ter'nal, a. Brotherly ; pertaining
to, or becoming, brothers. [erhood.

fra-tjer'ni-TV, n. A society ; a broth-

fra-ter'nize,?;. n. To concur with.

FRiT'Ri-ciDE, 71. The murder of a
brother : — the murderer of a brother.

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