Joseph E. (Joseph Emerson) Worcester.

A primary dictionary of the English language online

. (page 32 of 66)
Online LibraryJoseph E. (Joseph Emerson) WorcesterA primary dictionary of the English language → online text (page 32 of 66)
Font size
QR-code for this ebook

MIND'ed, a. Disposed ; inclined.

MiND'Ftj-L, a. Attentive ; observant.

MINE, pron. from /. Belonging to me.

MINE, 77. A place containing ores,&c. :
—-a cavern under a fortification.

MINE, V. n. To dig mines or burrows.

MINE, V. a. To sap ; to ruin by mines.

min'er, 77. One who digs in mines.

min'er-aLjTi. A substance found in oi
on the earth, which is neither animal
nor vegetable.

MiN'JER-ALja. Relating to minerals.

mIn'er-al-ize, v. a. To combine with
a mineral. [mineralogy.

MiN-ER-A-LO^-'l-CAL, a. Relating to

mIn-er-al'o-^ist, 71. One veised in
mineralogy or in minerals. [erals.

MiN-ER.S.L'o-9^y,7i.The science of min-

min'gle, 7J. a. To mix; to compound.

MIn'gle, v. n. To be mixed ; to unite.

MIn'i-ate, v. a. To paint or tinge with

min'ia-ture or min'i-a-ture, 71. A
^mall likeness or portrait.

MIN'im, 71. A dwarf: — a note in music:
— a short poem : — a small type.

MIn'i-mum, 71. The least quantity.

min'ion (min'yun), 77. A servile de-
pendant : — a small printing type.

min'is-ter, 77., A high officer of the
state; ambassador: — a clergyman.

MiN'is-TlgR, V. To give ; to serve, afford.

MiN-is-Tf 'ri-al, a. Relating to a minis-
ter ; attendant ; done under another.

m'in-is-tra'tion, 71. Agency ; service.

min'is-try,77. Office; service ; agency:
— the body of ministers.

mInk, 7t. A small kind of weasel ; minx.

min'now, 77. A very small fish.

mi'nor, a. Inferior ; less ; smaller.

mi'nor, n. One under the age of 21.

mi-n6r'i-ty, 77. State of being a minor ;
nonage : — the less number.

min'q-taur, n. A fabulous monster.

MlN'sTER, 77. A monastery; a cathedral.

min'strel, 77. A player upon instru-
ments ; a poet and singer ; a bard.

min'strel-sy, 77. Musicians : — music.

mint, 71. A place for coining money.

mint, v. a. To coin ; to stamp.

mint'a^^e, 77.Coinage ; duty for coining.

min'u-et, 71. A stately, regular dance.

Ml-NtJTE', a. Very small ; little ; slender.

MlN'tlTE (min'ut or min'it), 77. The
60th part of an hour : — a short note.

MiN'UTE,7;.a.To set down in short notes.

MlN'iiTE-GiJN, n. A gun discharged
every minute. [minutes.

MIN'UTE-HAND, 77. A hand pointing to

MINX, 77. A pert, wanton girl : — a mink.

MIR'a-cle, 77. A supernatural event ; an
event above human power ; a wonder.

Mj-RAC'u-LoCs, a. Supernatural.

MIRE, 77. Mud ; soft, wet earth : — an ant.

MIRE, V. a. To whelm in the mud.

mir'ror,7i. a looking-glass : — a pattern.

mir'ror, v. a. To exhibit by a mirror.

HER;MiEN,siR;D6,NOR,s6N; BOLLjBUBjRtlLE. 9,9- ,so/f,' ;S,;S jAard; § asZ; 2f: a5 gz.




MIRTH, n. Merriment ; jollity ; gayety.

mirth'ful, a. Merry ; gay , joyful.

mirth'less, a. Joyless ; cheerless.

mIr'y, a. Muddy ; full of mire.

MIS. A prefix, denoting error, mistake,
or wrong. [mischance; misfortune.

mTs-AD-VENT'ure (-^d-vent'yur),rt. A

Mis'AN-THROPE,w. A hater of mankind.

mis-an-thr6p'ic, J a. Partaking of

Mis-AN-THROP'i-CAL, \ misanthropy.

Mis-AN'THRO-pisT j n. A hater of mart-
kind, [kind.

mis-an'thro-py, n. Hatred of man-

Mis-AP-PL.J-CA'TiON,7t. Ill application.

MIS AP-PLY',i!.a. To apply incorrectly.

Mls-AP-PRE-HENi>',a).a. To misunder-
stand ; to misconceive. [standing.

mis-ap-pre-hen'sion, n. iVlisunder-

mis-be-come' (mis-be-kiim'), i'. a. To
be unseemly to ; not to become.

MIS-be-have', v. To act improperly.

Mis-BE-UA_v'iOR (-yur), 71. Ill conduct.

Mis-BE-LIEF', H. A wVong belief.

Mis-BE-EIEVE^, v.n. To believe wrong.

Mis-cAl'cu-late, v. a. To reckon
wrong. _ [mate.

M1S-cal-cu-la'tion, n. A wrong esti-

Mis-CALL', V. a. To name improperly.

Mi's-clR'RiA^E (kar'rij), 74. Failure;
ill conduct: — abortion. [abortion.

mIs-car'ry, I'. 71. To fail : — to have an

mis-cast', v. a. To cast erroneously.

Mis-CEL-LA'NE-oiJS, a. Composed of
various kinds : diversified ; various ;
mixed, [ous literary pieces ; a medley.

mTs'cel-la-ny, 71. A collection of vari-

MIS-CHiNCE', n. Ill luck ; misfortune.

MIS-char^-e', v. a. To charge errone-
ously, [jury.

Mis'CHlEF (mis'chjf), n. Harm ; in-

Mis'CHiE-voijS, a. Hurtful; injurious.

Mts'CHiE-voiJS-LY, ad. Hurtfully. [ly.

mis-choose', 7?. ffl. To choose erroneous-

Ml^-CI-TA'TION, n. A false citation.

MIS-CITE',^5.fl._To cite or quote wrong.

mis-c6m-pu-ta'tiqn, 71. A false reck-

MIS-con-ceive', w. ffl. To misjudge.

Mis-CQN-CEP'TION, 71. A wrong con
ception or notion.

mis-con'duct, 71. Ill behavior.

mis-con-dOct',?;. a. To manage amiss.

MIS-con-ject'ure, v. n. To guess
wrong. [tion.

Mis-cpN-STRiJc'TipN, 71. Ill construc-

Mis-coN'sTRtJE, V. a. To interpret
or construe wrong.

Mis-cot>NT',7J.a.&77. To count wrong.

mis'cre-ant, 71. A vile wretch.

mis-date', v. a. To date erroneously.

MIS-DEED', 71. An evil action ; a fault,

Mis-DEE3l^, 11. a. To judge wrong.

Mis-DE-MEAN', V. a. To behave ill.

mis-de-mean'or, n. An oflence.

mis-di-rect', v. a. To direct wrong.

mTs-do'. -;. a. &. n. To do wrong.

Mis-DO'iNG, 71. An offence ; a wrong.

mis-em-ploy', v. a. To employ wrong.

Mis-EM-PEOY'MENT,n. Wrong appli-

mis-en'try, 71. A wrong entry.[cation.

Ml'SER,7i. A covetous man ; a churl,

mi§''er-A-ble, a. Unhappy ; wretched.

Mis'ER-A-BLYjarf. Unhappily; meanly.

Mi''§ER-LY, a. Avaricious ; niggardly.

Mi§'E-RY, 71. Wretchedness ; calamity.

mis-fort'une (-fbrt'yun), n. Calam-
ity ; ill luck ; evil fortune.

Mls-£^iVE', V. a. To give wrong : — to fill
with doubt or distrust.

Mis-j&tv'lNG, 71. Doubt ; hesitation.

MIS-GO V'ERN, V. a. To govern ill.

mis-gov'ern-ment, 71. Bad govern-

Mis-GUID'ANCE, 71. False direction.

MTs-GUlDE'.(-gid'),v.a. To guide wrong.

mis-hAp', 71. Ill chance ; a calamity.

mTsh'mash, 71. Mixture ; a hotchpotch.

Mis-iN-FORM'j^t'. a. To inform wrong.

mis-In-for-ma'tion, 71. False intelli-
gence, [explain wrong.

Mis-IN-TER'PRET, ». a. To interpret or



Mis-jCD9^E',w.a. &?i. To judge wrong.

MIS-LAY', V. a. To lay in a wrong place.

Mi§'LE (miz'zl),?i. Small rain ; mizzle.

MIS-LEAD', V. a. [i. & p. misled.] To
lead or guide wrong ; to misguide.

mis-mAn'a^e, v. a. To manage ill.

mis-mAn'A9-e-m£nt, 71. Ill manage-
ment. , [bly.

mis-match', v. a. To match unsuita-

mis-name', v. a. To name wrong.

Mis-NO^MER, 71. A wrong name.

mis-place', v. a. To place wrong.

mis-print', v. a. To print wrong.

mis-print', n. An error of the press.

Mls-PRO-Not>NCE', V. a. & 71. To pro-
nounce incorrectly or improperly.

Mls-PRO-p6R'TlON,7;,a. To join wrong.

mis-quq-ta'tion, 71. A wrong quota-

Mls-QUOTE',7J.a. To quote falsely.Ttion.

mis-re-cI'tal, 77. A wrong recital, [ly.

mis-re-cite',i;. a. To recite erroneous-

m1s-r£ck/on, v. a. To reckon wrong.

mis-re-late', v. a. To relate inaccu-
rately orfalsely.

mis-re-la'tiqn, 71. A false narrative.

AEl5uf jYoTig- ; AEIOUY, short ; AEipvYj o&scwre.— fAre, FAR, S-AsTjFALIi 5 HEIR,




Mts-RE-PORT', v.a. To report incorrect-

mi's-re-port', 71- A false account. [ly.

MIS-r£p-re-sent', v. a. To represent
wrong ; to falsify._ [representation.

mis-rep-re-^en-ta'tion, 71. A false

Mis-RiJLE', 74. Confusion ; disorder.

jviiss,7i. A young woman or girl.

MISS, M. Loss 5 mis-take j omission,

MISS, V. Not to hit ; to mistake, omit.

Mis'sAL, n. Catiioiic mass-book. {_ly.

mis-serve', v. a. To sefve unfaithtul-

mTs-shape', v. a. [i. misshaped ; p. mis-
shaped nr misshapen-] To shape Hi.

Mis'siLE, a. That may be thrown.

Mls'siON (mish'un),7i. Act of sending;
a delegation ; persons sent.

Mis'siON-A-RY, 11. A person sent, espe-
cially one sent to propagate religion.

Mis'siVE, a. Sent; to be sent. fger.

Mis'sivE, 71. A letter sent; a messen-

MIS-speel', v.a. To spell wrong.

mis-spend', «. a. [i. & p. misspent.] To
spendill ; to waste ; to squander.

Mis-STATE^,w.a. To state wrong.fment.

MIS-STATE 'me NT, 71. A wrong state-

MIST, n. A small, thin rain ; vapor.

MIST,7).H. & n. To cloud ; to shed vapor.

Mis-TAK'A-BliE, a. TJiat may be mis-

mis-take', v.a. \i. mistook; p. mista-
ken.j To conceive -wrongly.

mis-take', v. n. To err ; to judge ill.

mis-take'. 71. A misconception; error.

mis-teach', v. a. To teach wrong.

mis'ter. The prenuneiation ofthe title
Mr., the ab'breviation oi Master.

mis-term', V, a. To term erroneously.

MIS-THINK^, V. a. To think wrong.

mis-time', v. a. & 71. To time wrong.

mist'i-NESSj 71. The stcite of being
misty. [title.

Mfs-Ti'TLiE, V. a. To call by a wrong

mis-took' (mis-tuk'), i. -of mistake.

MIS-TRAIN', 17. a. To train wrong.

Mis-TRANS-lJiTE', V. a. To translate
wrong. {latioK.

mis-trans-la'tion, 71. Wrong trans-

mIs'tress, 71. A woman who governs.

Mis-TRtJST'', n. Suspicion; distrust.

3iTs-TRtJST', V. a. To suspect ; to doxibt.

Mi's-TRUST'FOLjffl. Doubting; distrast-

Mis-TUNE', V. a. To tune amiss, [ful.

mIs-tu'tor, v. a. To instruct amiss.

MIST'y, a. Filled witii mists ; clouded.

Mis-UN-DER-STAND^, V. a. To Under-
stand wrong ; to misconceive.

mis-On-der-stand^ing, n. Erroneous
understanding ; error ; dissension.

mIs-u^'a^e, n. Ill use ; bad treatment.

mis-u§e', v. a. To use improperly.

mis-use', n. Wrong or erroneous use.

MITE, 77. A small insect : — a particle.

MlT'l-G^.-BLE, a. Capable of mitigation.

MiT'i-GATEjV.a. To alleviate, assuage.

mit-I-ga'tiqn, n. Alleviation ; relief.

mi'tre (-ter), n. An episcopal crowiL,

mi'tred (mi'terd), a. Having a mitre.

mIt'ten, 11. A cover for the hand.

MIX, v. To unite; to join ; to mingle.

mixt'ion (mixt'yun), n. A mixture.

mixT'^RE (-yur), n. A mixed mass.

MiZ'MAZE,7i. A labyrinth; amaze.

MIZ'zl:^:, v^ n. To rain small ram.

Miz'zLE, 71. Small rain ; mist ; niisle.

MNE-m6n'ics (ne-mon^'iks), v. pi. Art
of improving and using the memory.

MOAN, V. a. Si. 11. To lament ; to grieve.

MOAN,?i. L-imentation; audible sorrow.

moat,'/;, a ditch round a house or castle.

MOAT, V. a. To surround with a moaL

MOB, 71. A crowd ; a rabble ; a rout.

MOB, V. a. To harass by tamnlt.

MO-BiL''i-TY, 11. Activity ; nckleness-

MOC'CA-SON (mok^ka-sn), n. An Indian

I shoe or cover for the foot. [ape. ,

;M6ck, V. a. To deride; to mimic ; to i
I MOCK, V. 11. To make sport ; to sneer.

Woe K, 77. Ridicule; a fleer ; mimicry. /

MpcK, a. False; counterfeit; not realj/

MOCK'ER-Y, n. Scorn ; ridicule ; sport,

mo'dai,, a. Relating to form or mode.

MODE , 7J, Method ; form ; fashion.

mod'el, n. A copy to be imitated ; a
mould ; a pattern ; a standard, [form.

mod'el, v.a. To plan; to shape, or

mod'er-ate, a. Not extreme ; not ex-
cessive 5_ temperate. [strain.

m6d'er-ate, 75. tz. To regulate ; to re-

m6d'er-ate, t;. 71. To become quiet.

m6d'er-^te-l Y,arf. With moderation.

mod-er-a'tiq'N, 71. State of being mod-
erate ; forbearance ; frugality.

m6d'er-a-tor, n. Presiding officer.

M6D''ERN,a. Late ; recent, notancient-

m6 d'e rNj, 7i. A person of modem times.

MOD'ERN-IZE,^^ a. To render modern.

MOD'ESTjrt. Diffident; meek ; (Chaste.

mod'jest-ly, a<Z. In a modest manner.

mgd'E3-ty, 11. State of being modest j
propriety ; moderation ; ^chastity.

m6d'i-fi-a-ble, c. That may be mod-
ified. _ Ify^"?*

m6d-i-fj-c a'tign, n. Tlie a€t of modi-

MOD'i-Fi-ER, n. One that modifies.

MOD'i-Fy, «. a. To qualify ; to shape.

MO-dJe'LION (mo-dil'yun), k. .(*^rcA.)
An enriched bracket.

mo'dish, a. Conformed to the mode.





MO'DISH-LY, ad. Fashionably.

MOB'ij-iiATE, V. a. To vary or adapt,
as sound ; to inflect. [ing.

MOD-u-la'tion, n.. Aet of

MOD'u-la-tqr, n. One who modu-
lates, [[modei.

mod'uIiE, n. A representation 5 a

m5'hA.IR,w. Soft hair,.or stuff made of it.

mq-ham'me-ban, m. a follower of
iviohammed ; a Mahometan.

MOI'dore, m. a Portuguese coin, in
value $6.53.

Moi'E-TY, n. One half.

MOIL,, V. 71. To labor ; to toil ; to drudge-,.

MOIST, a. Moderately wet ; damp.

mois'ten (miii'sn), v. a. To make
moist or damp.

moist'ness, n. Dampness, [wetness.

Moist'ure (moist'yijr), n. Moderate

mo'lar, fflv Having power to grind.

MO'lar, n. A double or molar tooth.

MO-lSs'se^, n. A sirup wliich drains
from sugar. [an animal.

MOLE, 71. A spot ; a mark ; a mound : —

Mp-i/Ec'u-LAR, a. Relating to or re-
sembling molecules.

m6l'e-cule,7i. a minute particle.

m5l,e'hIl,l, lu A hillock made by

MQ-t.EST',jy. a. To disturb ; to trouble.

mol-es-ta'tiqn, 71. A disturbance.

mSLi'lient or MOL'lil-ENT, a. Soft-
ening ; soothing. [ened.

M6i.'L.i-Fi-A-_BLE,a. That may be soft-

MOL-L-i-FJ-CA'TiOtN, n. A softening.

MOL'LJ-Fi-ER, 71. One that moltifies.

MOL'Lii-FY, V. a. To soften ; to assuage.

MOii'TEN(m6l'tn),p. a. Melted.

MO'MENT, 71. An instant : — importance.

M6'MEN-TA-Rr-r,y, ad. Every moment.

Md'MEN-TA-RY, a. Lasting for a mo-
ment ; transient.

MO-MENT'otJS, o. Important ; weighty.

Mp-MEN'TUM,?!.,- pi. mo-mEn'ta. The
motion or force of a moving body.

MON'A-jeHi§M,7i. Monastic life.

mon'ad, 71. An indivisible particle.

MO-NlD'rc, a. Relating to monads.

m6n'ar£!h, 71. An emperor ; a king.

MQ-NiR£;H'lc, Va. Relating to a

MO-NS.RjeH'1-CAi., \ monarch, farchy.

m6n' ARjeH-iST,?f. An advocate formon-

MON'arjCH-y, 71. The government of a
single person ; a kingdom ; empire.

M6N'AS-TER-y,7i. A convent; a cloister.

MO-nas'tic, } a. Relating to monks

mo-nas'ti-caIj, \ or nuns ; recluse.

MO-NAS'Ti-cl§M, n. Monastic life.

mon'day, 71. The 2d day of the week.

m6n'e-ta-ry, a. Relating to money.

mon'ey (mun'e), 71. Metal coined for
traffic ; coin or bank-notes ; cash.

mon'e y-bro'ker, 71. Money-clianger.

mon'e YE D (mun'id),ffl. Rich in money,

mon'ey-less, a. Wanting money.

mon'grei, (miing'grel), a. Of a mixed
breed ; hybrid. [breed ; a hybrid.

mon'grel,. 71. An animal of a mixed

MO-Nl"TipN, 7!. A hint; admonition;
counsel. [tire.

Mon'i-TIVE, a. Admonitory; instiuc

MON'i-TOR.Ti. One who adiaonisbe.s ur
warns ; one who observes students.

M6N-i-To'Rl-AL,^a. Relating toamoni-
tor ; monitory.

m6n'i-to-ry, a. Giving admonition.

MON'i-TRESS, 71. A female monitor.

MONK (miink), n. One living in a mon-

m6nk'er-y, 71. Monasticism. [astery.

mon'key (niung'ke),.7i. Ape ; baboon.

monk'ish, a. Pertaining to monks.

MO-N'p^BlST, 71. A writer of monodies.

mon'Q-dy, 71. A poem smig by one per-
son only. [second marriages.

mo-n6g'a-mist,.7i. One who disallows

MO-NOG' A-MY, n. The marriage of one
wife only. [pher:— picture in lines.

MON'o-GRAM, 71. One character or ci-

MON'o-graph, 71. A brief treatise or
account of a single subject.

mo-nog'r4.-phy, n. A representation
drawn in lines without colors.

MaN'o-LOGUE, 71. A soliloquy.

m6n-o-ma'ni-a, 71. Insanity on one
subject only.

MON-p-MA'Ni-AC, 71. One who is af-
fected with monomania. [lize».

MO-NOP'o-LiST, 71. One who monopo-

mo-n6p'p-lize, v. a. To buy up the
whole of; to forestall ; to engross.

Mp-NOP'p-L,Y,7i. Exclusive possession J
sole right of buying or selling.

MON-p-SYL-EAB'ic, > a. Having

MON-p-SYL-LAB'i-CAE, \ Only One syl-
lable, [one syllable.

MaN'p-s?L-LA-BL,E,.7i. A word of only

MON'p-THE-iSM, ?i. A belief in only
one God.

mon'o-tone, n. Unifmittity of sound.

Mp-NOT'p^NOOs, a. Uniform in sound.

mo-not'p-ny, n. Uniformity of sound
or tone : — an irksome sameness.

MpN-sooN', 71. A penodicjil wind, be-
ing a modification of the trade-winds.

mon'ster, 71. Something unnatural.

MON-STROS'I-TV, 77. Unnatural state.

M6N'sTKOWS,a. Unnatural ; shocking.

MONTH (munth), n. One of the twelve

AEioUYi long j iEIoCS^iSAort ; AEIoy Yj obscure..— 'EkRl^ »FiK,,FiST,,FAIiL i HI&IRs




divisions of the year : — popularly, the
space of four weeks.

MONTH'l.Y,a. Happening every month.

Month'ly, ad. Once in a month.

MON'U-MENT, n. A memorial ; a tomb.

MON-u-ment'al, a. Memorial.

MOOD, n. Temper of mind : — a form of
conjugation of a verb. [tion.

m66d'I-NESS, n. Peevishness; vexa-

mood'y, a. Out of humor; peevish.

MOON, n. The luminary of the night.

m66n'light,?i. The light of the moon.

jwooN'SHlNE, 71. The light of the moon.

IKOON'STRUCK,^. Affected by the moon.

MOOR, n. A marsh ; fen : — blackamoor.

MOOR, V. a. To fasten by anchors.

MOOr'a^e, 71. A station for mooring.

moor'game, 71. Red game ; grouse.

MOOR'iNG§,7i. j)L Anchors, chains, &c.

MOOR'ISH, a. Fenny ; marshy ; boggy.

MOOR'land,?!. Marsh; watery ground.

moor'y, a. Marshy ; fenny ; moorish.

MOOSE, n. The largest kind of deer.

MOOT, V. a. & 71. To discuss ; to debate.

MOOT, a. Disputable; as, a moot case.

ModT'A-BiiE, a. That may be mooted.

MOP, 7i. A utensil for cleaning floors.

MOP, V. a. To rub or clean with a mop.

MOPE, v.n. To be dull ; to drowse.

MOPE, 71. A drone ; a stupid person.

MO'PISH, a. Spiritless ; inattentive.

MOP'PET, or MOP'SEY, 71. A puppet ; a
rag-baby ; a doll : — a girl :— a slattern.

MOr'al, a. Relating to morality :— ac-
countable : — virtuous: — probable. [&c.

Mor'aIi, 71. The instruction of a fable,

m6r'al-ist, 71. A teacher of morals.

If o-ral'i-ty, 71. Doctrine of human
duty ; ethics ; morals ; virtue : — lesson.

m6r-al-j-za'tipn,»z. Moral reflection.

MOR'AL-izE, V. a. To apply or explain
in a moral sense. [al subjects.

m6r'al,-ize,7j.7i. To discourse on mor-

m6r'al§, 7i.;>L The practice of the du-

MQ-RASS', n. A fen ; a bog. [ties of life.

MOR'BlD,a. Diseased ; sickly ; unsound.

mor'bid-ness, n. State of being mor-
bid. _ [rid.

MpR-DA'CloUS (-Shus), a. Biting ; ac-

MQr-dX^'i-ty, n. A biting quality.

MbR'DANT,a. Tending to fix: — biting.

Mor'dant,7i. a substance to fix colors.

more, a. Greater in number or quantity.

MORE, ad. To a greater degree ; again.

MORE, n. A greater quantity or degree.

Mp-REi2N',_7t. A kind of stuff" or cloth.

MQ-RET/i,o,7t. A species of acid cherry.

MORE-o'VER, ad. Besides; further; also.

MO-resque' (-resk'), «• Done after the

manner of the Moors :— applied to or.
naments in painting and sculpture.

MORN, ?(. Morning,

MORN'iNG,7i. First part of the day.

morn'ing-star, n. The planet Venus.

MO-Roc'co, n. A fine sort of leather.

MOROSE', a. Sour of temper ; peevish.

MOROSE 'ly, ad. Sourly; peevishly.

MO-rose'ness,7i. Sourness ; peevish-
ness, [ous disease on the face.

MOR'PHEW (-fu),7i. A scurf or cutane-

mor'rjs, 71. A kind of play or dance.

mor'row, n. The day after the pres-

MqRSE,7i. The sea-horse or walrus. [ent.

MOR'SEL, 71. A mouthful; apiece; a bite.

mor'tal, a. Subject to death ; deadly.

mor'tae, n. A man ; a human being.

mor-tal'i-ty, n. State of being mor-
tal ; death ; frequency of death.

MOR'tal-ly, ad. Hopelessly; fatally.

mor'tar, n. A vessel for bruising
substances : — a cannon for throwing
bombs: — cement of lime and water.

Mort'ga^e (mbr'gaj), ?i. A grant of
an estate in fee as security for a debt.

MORT'GA^E (mor'gaj), v. a. To pledge
as security Jbr payment of a debt.

mort-ga-^^ee' (mor-ga-je'), 71. A per-
son to whom a mortgage is given.

MOR-TI-FI-CA'TION, 71. Act of morti-
fying; a_ gangrene : — humiliation.

MbR'Tl-FiED,jB.a. Subdued ; humbled.

Mor'ti-fy, v. To affect with gangrene ;
to corrupt ; to humble ; to depress.

MOR'Ti-FY-iNG,p. a. Tending to mor-
tify ; humiliating. [tenon.

MOR'TlSE,7i. A hole in wood for a

mor'tise, v. a. To cut a mortise in.

MORT'MAIN, n. An unalienable estate.

Mp-§A'lc, a. Relating to IMoses : — not-
ing a painting or representation in peb-
bles, marbles, shells, &cc.

MOSQUE (mosk), n. A Mohammedan
temple. [troublesome insect.

Mps-Qui'TO (mos-ke't5), n. A small,

MOSS, n. A vegetable growing on trees,

MOSS, V. a. To cover with moss. [&c.

MOs'sY, a. Overgrown with moss. [ty.

MOST, a. Greatest in number or quanti-

MOST, ad. In the greatest degree.

MOST, n. Greatest number or quantity.

most'ey, ad. For the greatest part.

MOTE, n. A small particle; a spot.

MOTH, n. ; pi. MOTHS. A small insect.

MOTH'ER (miitfj'er),'??. A female par-
ent : — a slimy substance in liquors,

moth'er-hood, n. State of a mother.

moth'er-eess, a. Destitute of a

HER; MiEN,SIR;D6,NORyS6N;BiyLl,,BUR,RtJL.E. (^,^,sofi; )2,&,hardi ^aszj'^asgz.



Moth'er-l,y, a. Like a mother ; tender.

MOTH'ER-MaT, ?i. Native wit. [dreggy.

MOTH'er-y, a. Full of mother ; slimy;

MO'tion (mo'shun), n. Act of moving ;
gait ; action : — a proposal or proposi-
tion, as in an assembly.

Mo'TiON-LESSjff.Being without motion.

Mo'tive, a- Causing motion ; moving,

MO'tive, w. That which determines the
choice ; reason for acting j design.

mot'le Y (mot'le), a. Of various colors.

MOT'to,?;.,' pi. mot'toe§. A sentence
prefixed to a work, book, or essay.

MOULD (mold), 11. Concreted matter : —
earth ; soil : — a matrix ; a form.

MOULD, u. ?i. To gather mould ; to rot.

MOULD, V. a. To form ; to shape, model.

MOULD'A-BLE,a. That may be moulded.

mould'er, v. To turn to dust, crumble.

m5uld'i-ness,?i. State of being mouldy.

MOULD'ing (mold'jng),?!.. An ornament-
al line in wood ; a border or edging.

MOULd'y, a. Covered with mould.

moult (molt), V. n. To shed or change
the feathers ; to shed hair.

moult, 71. A shedding of feathers.

moult'inGt, n. A shedding of feathers.

MoOnd,?i. a rampart ; a fence ; a bank.

MOUNT,7t. A mountain; an artificial hill.

MoOnt, v. To raise aloft ; to ascend.

mount' A-BLE,a. That may be ascended.

MoOn'tain (mbun'tin), w. Avast pro-
tuberance of the earth ; a very large
hill. [ — found on mountains.

Moun'tain, a. Relating to mountains :

MOUN-tain-eer', Ji. An inhabitant of
a mountain. [hilly : — very large.

MOUN'tain-ous, a. Full of mountains ;

MOUN'TE-BANK,?i. A quack; pretender.

MbuNT'ED,p. a. Seated on horseback:
— furijished: — raised; finished.

mourn (morn), v. n. To grieve.

MOURN, «. a. To grieve for ; to lament.

m5urn'er, n. One who mourns.

MOURN'ful, a. Sorrowful ; afflictive.

MOURN'FUL-iiY, arf. Sorrowfully, [row.

MOURN'ing, 71. Sorrow : — dress of sor-

mouse, 71. ; pi. MICE. A little animal.

MOU§E , V, n. To catch mice ; to be sly.

Mou^'er, n. One that catches mice.

mouth, 71. The aperture by which the
food is received and the voice emitted :
— an opening, as of a vessel.

MOt)th:, v. To speak big ; to vociferate.

MoOTH'FfyL,77, As much as the mouth
holds at once: — a small quantity.

MoOth'piece, 71. Part of an instru-
ment for the mouth : — one who speaks
for several persons.

m6v''a-ble, a. That may be moved.

MOV'A-BLES, 77. pZ. Goods; furniture.

move, v. a. To put in motion ; to actu-
ate ; to propose ; to incite. [to act.

move, 7J. 77. To change place ; to walk ;

MOVE, 71. Act of moving; movement.

MOVE'MENT, n. A motion ; excitement.

mov'er, 77. The person that moves.

MOV'iNG, p. a. Changing place: — ^^ex-
citing ; pathetic; affecting.

MOW, 77. A heap or mass of hay or grain.

MOW (mo), V. a. [i. mowed ; p. mowed
or mown.] To cut with a scythe.

movv'er (mo'er), ti. One who mows.

MOW^N (m5n), p. from mow,

MUCH, a. Large in quantity, [almost.

MUCH, ad. In a great degree; by far;

MUCH, 71. A great deal ; abundance.

MU'CID, a. Slimy ; musty ; mouldy.

Mu'ciL-A(^E,7i. A suhiy or viscous mass.

MU-ci-Li(^'l-NOUS, a. Slimy; viscous.

MUCK, 71. Dung for manure ; manure.

MUCK, 75. a. To manure with muck.

muck'y, a. Consisting of muck; filthy.

Mu'cous, a. Relating to mucus ; slimy.

mu'cu-lent, a. Viscous ; slimy.

MU'cys, 77. A slimy fluid or liquor.

MUD, 77. Dirt mixed with water ; mire.

MUD, V. a. To soil or cover with mud.

MtJD'Di-NESS, n. State of being muddy.

mCd'dle,w. a. To make half drunk.

mOd'dy, a. Turbid ; foul with mud.

mud'dy, v. a. To make muddy, cloud.

MtJFF, 71. A warm cover for the hands.

muf'fin, 71. A kind of light cake.

mOf'fle ,v.a. To conceal; to wrap up.

muf'fler,77. a cover for the face.

muf'ti, 77. A Mahometan priest.

MtJ&, 71. A vessel or cup to drink frofti.

MUG'£^Y, a. Moist ; damp ; close.

mu-lXt'to, 77. One that is the off-
spring of a white person and a negro.

MtJL'BER-RY,77. A tree and its fruit.Ften.

mClch, 77. Straw, litter, &c., half-rot-

mulct, 77. A penalty; a pecuniary fine.

mulct, v. a. To punish with fine.

MULE , 77. An animal of a mongrel kind.

Online LibraryJoseph E. (Joseph Emerson) WorcesterA primary dictionary of the English language → online text (page 32 of 66)