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SCA N''siON, n. Act of scanning a verse.

scAN-so'RJ-AL, 71. A climbing bird.

sc\NT, a. Not plentiful ; scarce ; small.

SCANT, V. a. To stint; to straiten.

scant'i-ly, ad. Not plentifully.

sc.Xnt'i-ness, 71. State of being scanty.

sca_\t'lin&, 11. Timber cut to a small
size : — a small quantity. [ness.

scantiness, 7?,. Narrowness; smali-

scant'y, a. Narrow ; small ; not ample.

hf-iov St ^ long; AMoXi^ySliort; AEiouY, oJscurc— fare,far,fasTjFALL; heir,




SCAPE '-GOAT, n. A goat set at liberty,
bearing the sins of tlae people.

sc ape'-grace, 71. A vile feliowj knave.

scAP'y-LA, n. The slioulder-blade.


scAP'y-LA-RY, n. Pai'tof a friar^s haliic

scSr, II. A mark ol'a wound jacicatrix.

SCAR, V. a. _ To mark, as with a scar.

scaPl.'a-BEE, n. A species of beetle.

SCARCE, tu N«)t plentiful ; rare.

scarce, ^r SCARCE'LY, arf. Hardly.

scar'ci-tYj 7t.Want of plenty; rareness.

SCAHE, V. a. To frighten ; to terrify.

scare'crow,)!. Image to frighten birds,

SCARF, IK A piece of loose dress.

SCARF, r- tu To dress in a loose vesture:
— to cover or bind with a bandage.

SCARF'sid;^^?!. Outer skin ; cuticle.

ScAr-i-fi-ca'tion, n. Act of scarify-
ing ; incision of the skin.

scar'i-fi-ca-tor, n. One who scari-
fies : — an instrument for cupping.

SO Ar'i-fy, v. a. To let blood by cutting
the skin with a scarificator ; to cup.

scar-la-tI'na, n. The scarlet fever.

scar'let, n. A bright red color.

scar', a._ Of the color of scarlet.

scXr'let-fe'ver, n. An eruptive fe-
ver ; scarlatina.

scJVRP, n. Imerior slope of a ditch,

SCATH, or scathe, v. a. To injure.

SCXt'ter, v. a.To throw loosely about ;
to disperse ; to spread thinly.

sc AV'EN-^^ER, n. Cleaner of the streets.

SCENE (sen), n. A stage : — part of a play:
- a curtain : — exhibition : — disorder.

scE'NER-v, 11. The appearance of a
place ; landscape ; a representation.

sc£n'ic, } a. Relating to scenes or

scfeN'i-CAL, j scenery : dramatic.

scen-o-graph'i-cal, a. Perspective.

sce-nog'r A-PHY, n. Art of perspective.

scent, n. Smell ; odor : — chase by smell.

SCENT, V. a. To smell ; to perfume.

scent'less, a. Having no smell.

SjCep'tic (skep'tik), n. An adherent to
scepticism ; a doubter; an infidel.

SjeEp'Tl-CAL.ffi.Doubting; not believing.

SjCEP'tJ-cism, 71, Ancient system of
Pyrrho ; tiniversal doubt ; unbelief.

SCEP'TRE (sep'ter),'rt. Ensign of royalty.

scep'tred (sep'terd), a. Bearing or
invested" with a sceptre.

S;0HED'ule (sked'yul or -shed'yul), ti.
A small scroll ; an inventory,

sjBheme, n. A plan ; a project; a design.

SjCheme,?;. a. &?^.Toplan ; to contrive.

s£!hem'er, sjBhem'ist, 71. A projector.

SCHISM (sizm), 11. Division in a church.

SCHl§'3IA-Tic (siz'ma-tik or s\z-m&f~

ik), 7*. One guilty of schism.
scHis-MAT'JC, i a. Partaking of
schi^-mat'i-cal, I scliism.
scHi.'j-MAT'i-CAL-LY, ad. By schism.
s.eiioL'AR, 7(. A pupil: — a man of

sjenoL'AR-LiKE ,a.Becoming a scholar.
S3eHdL,'AR-SHlP,;t.Learning ; literature.
SjCho-las'tic, ) a. ilelatiiig to the
s£Hp-t,AS''Ti-CAt,, ) philosophy and

theology of the middle ages, or to the

sjeHO'Li-AST, n. A commentator.
SjCho'li-Dm, w.. — AiL-explaxuitory_ note,
sjBhool, 71- A place of education, ^
SjCHOOTj, v. a. To instruct ; to teach.
s/Chool'-hoOse, 71. A house of in-
struction, [mand.
sjChooe'ing, 71. Instruction : — a repri-
sjEhool'man, 11. A scholastic divine.
s^chool'mas-ter, 71. A teacher of a

school ; an instructor. [masts.

S£!h66n'er, 71. A vessel with two
sci-Xg'ra-phy, v. Art of sketching or

dialing : — profile of a building,
sci-AT'ic, ) a. Relating to sciatica,
SCI AT'i-cAL, \ or to the hip,
sci-AT'i-CA, /;. Neuralgia in the hip.
sci'ENCE, 71. Knowledge ; knowledge

methodically digested : — a liberal art.
scI-EN-TiF'ic, } a. Relating to, or
scI-en-tif'i-cal, ) versed in, science.
SCIN'TIL-LANT, a. Emitting sparks.
scin'til-LATE, v. n. To emit sparks.
scin-til-la'tion.??. Act of sparkling.
sci'o-LiSM, n. Superficial knowledge.
sci'Q-lIst, n. A superficial scholar.
sci'ON, 71. A small twig ; a graft ; cion.
SieiR-RHOS'l-TY, n. Induration of a

sjelR'Riioys (skir'rus), a. Indurated.
SjCiR'Riiys (skir'rus), n. Induration of

a gland, forming an indolent tumor.
scis'sEL, 71. The clippings of metals.
scT§'sipN (sizh'un), n. Act of cutting.
scl'!J'§OR§ (siz'zurz), n. pi. A cutting

instrument with two blades. [sure.
sci^'suRE (sizh'yur), n. A crack ; fis-
SjeLE-R6T'ic,74. A membrane of the eye.
SCOFF, V. To mock ; to deride, ridicule.
SCOFF, VI. Derision ; mockery ; jeer.
sc5ff'er,7i. One who scoffs; ascorner.
SCOLD, V. To rail ; to chide ; to rate.
SCOLD, 71. A clamorous, vulgar woman.
scold'ing, n. Angry, rude language.
scom'ber, 11. A sea-fish; the mackerel.
sconce j 71. A candlestick :— the head.

HER; MiENjSIR; D6,NOR,s6NiB6LL,BUE,RtJLE. ^,(^,soft; £i,&,hard; §oszj ^.asgz.




SCOOP, n. A large ladle : — -a sweep.
SCOOP, V. a. To lade out ; to cut, hollow.
SCOPE, 71, Aim ; intention; drift ; room.
SCOB-Blr'Tic, a. Relating to the scurvy,
SCORCH, V. a. To bum sriperfieially.
SCORE, 71. A notch ; account : — twenty.
SCORE ,v. a. To cut ; toeufjrave ; to mark.
sco'Ri-A, 7i. Dross; recrement; slag.
sco-ri-fi-ca'tion, 71. Act of scorify-
ing; reduction to droas.
SC6'R|-FT, v. a. To reduce to scoria,
scorn, v. a. To despise ; to contemn.
SCORN, 71. Contempt ; disdain; derision,
SCORN'ER,?i. a contemner; a despisei.
scoRN'FUL.,a. Contemptuous, [zodiac.
scoR'Pi-pN,7i. An insect : — a sign of the
SCOT, 71. A native of Scotland : — a tax.
SCOTCH, a. Relating to Scotland ;

SCOTCH, V, a.To stop a wheel by a stone,

&c. : — to cut with small incisions.
SCO'T'-FREE, a. Without payment.
sc6t'ti-ci§m, n. A Scottish phrase or

SCOT'tish, a. Relating to Scotland.
SCOT^n'drel, n. A rascal ; a petty vil-
lain ; a knave. [to range over.
gcoUR, V. a. To purge : — to cleanse : —
scourge (skUrj), n. A whip; a lash :

— affliction.
SCOtJR^E, 7^. a. To whip ; to punish.

scof^T, 71. One who is sent privilj' to
observe the state of an enemy; a spy.

scout, v. a. To reject with contempt.

scout, v. 11. To act as a scout ; to sneer.

scow, n. A flat-bottomed boat.

sco\Vi,, V. n. To look angry or sullen.

SCOWL, 71. Alookofangerorsullenness.

SCRAB'BLE, V. 7). To mark rudely^ to
scribble: — to scramble.

SCRA&, 71. Any thing Jean : — the neck.

scra&'jGED, a. Rough ; uneven.

SCRAG'jey, a. Lean ; thin ; meagre : —
rough ; rugged. [climb.

scram'ble,^. n. To catch eagerly; to

scraot'bLiE,7i. Eager contest ; struggle.

scram'beer, n. One who scrambles.

SCRAP, V. A particle ; piece ; fragment,

SCRAp'-BOOK(-buk),7i.A book of scraps.

SCRAPE, t;. a. To pare ; to rub ; to collect.

SCRAPE, V. n. To make a harsh noise,

SCRAPE, 7?. Difficulty; perplexity.

SCR a'per, n. An instrument : — a miser.

iscRATCHj V. a. To tear ; to wound.

fCRATCH, n. A slight wound : — a wig.

SCBA^yL5 •?'. To draw or write clumsily.

Scrawl, n. Unskilful and bad writing.

SCREAK, 75. n. To make g. shrill noise.

screak, 71. A screech ; shriek ; creak.

SCREAM, V. n. To crj' out, as in terror.
SCREAM, 71. A shrill, loud cry; shriek,
SCREECH, V. n. To cry out, as in terror.
SCREECH, 71, A cry of horror and an-

gnjsh ; a shriek ; a scream.
SCREED, n. Wooden yule : — a shsed.
SCREEN, n. Something to intercept

ligjit or heat ; a shelter ;— a sieve.
SCREEN, V. a. To shelter ; to hide ; to
shield ; to protect. [spirally.

SCREW (,9ki-B), 71, A cylinder" grooved

SCREW (skru), V. a. To fasten with s
screw ; to force ; to press. [ing-

scRiB'BLE,7i. Worthless, careless writ-

scrIb'ble, n.a.iSc ?(.To write carelessly.

SCRlB'BLER,7i.A mean author or writer.

SCRIBE, 7i. A Jewish teacher; a writer,

scribe, v. a. To mark with compasses.

scrimp, v. a. To make scant ; to spare,

scrip, ?i. a bag : — a piece of writing :
— certificate of stock, [ble ; biblical,

SCRJPT'li-RAL, a. Contained ia the Bi-

script'ube (skript'yur), n. The Bible.

scrive'ner, 71. One who draws con-
tracts :— a kind of money-broker,

scrof'V-la, 71. A chronic flisease,

SCROF'v-LOtfs, a. Partaking of, or dis-
eased witii, scrofula. [ment.

SCROLL, 7i. A roll of paper or parch-

SCRUB, V. a. To rub hard ; to scour.

SCRUB, 17. 7t. To work and fare hard.

SCRUB, 71. A worn broom : — a drudge.

scRUB'By, a. Like a scrub; mean ; vile.

scRtJ'PLE, 71. A dcubt : — 20 grains.

SCRIJ'PLE, V. n. & a. To doubt ; to hes-
itate ; to suspect.

SCRII-PU-LOS'I-TY, n. Doubt; caution,

SCRtj'PU-LoiJs, a. Careful ; cautious.

SCRtJ'PU-LO_ps-LY, ad. Carefully.

SCRtJ-Tl-NEER', 71. A searcher ; ex-
aminer. _ [amine.

sCRfl'Tl-NiZE, V. a. To search ; to ex-

scRtJ'Ti-NY, 7!. A search ; examination.

SCRIJ-TOIRE' (skru twor'), 7!. A kind
of desk for writing ; an escritoire,

sctJD, V. n. To tlee ; to run away.

SCUD, 71. A cloud driven by the wind.

scuf'fle, 72. A confused quarrel ; broil.

scuf'fle, v. 71. To struggle roughly.

sctJLL, n. A boat ; an oar. See Skull.

sctJLL, V. a. To impel with one oar.

sctJLL'ER-Y,7.'. A place to keep dishes.

sctJLL'iON (-yiin),'rt. A kitchen servant.

sctJLP'TQRj/i.Carvcr of stone, wood,&c.

sctJLPT'URE (skulpt'yur), n. An of
carving ; engraving; ; carved work.

SCULPT'yRE, V. a. To carve; to cut.

SCUM, 71. What rises to the top of liquor.

SCUM, V. a. To clear off the scum of.

AEiotJY, long ; XEiot'i, short ; AEiouy, oftscttrc— fAre,far,fast,fall ; heir.




scuP'PER, 11. A hole in a ship's side.

SCURF, 71. A kind of dry, miliary scab.

sciJRF'i-NESS, n. State of being scurfy.

scUrf'y, a. Having scurfs or scabs.

sc'Or'ril.e, a. Opprobrious ; scurrilous.

SCUR-RlL'l-TY, n. Abusive language.

scur'ri-l.oDs, a. Opprobrious 5 abu-
sive; foul; vile; coarse. [proacli.

scur'ri-loOs-ly, ad. With gross re-

sciJR'vi-LY, fl(Z. Vilely; basely; coarsely.

scilR'VY, a. Diseased with the scurvy ;
scabbed ; scurfy : — mean ; vile.

sciJR'VY, 71. A cutaneous disease.

sciJR'VY-aRiss,7i. A plant ; spoonwort.

SCOTCH, V. a. To break, as flax.

scu'ti-form, a. Shaped like a shield.

SCtJT'TLE, 71. A basket; a grate: — a
vessel for coals : — a hole in a ship's
side, or in the roof of a house.

sctJT'TLE, V. a. To sink, as a ship by
cutting holes in the bottom of. [ter.

sc^m'i-tar, 71. A cutting sword ; cime-

SCYTHE (sith), n. An instrument for
mowing grass. [ocean : — a wave.

SEA, 71. A large body of water ; the

sea'-born, a. Produced by the sea.

SEA'-BREEZE, n. A wind from the sea.

SE a'-coaST, n. Shore ; edge of the sea.

SEA'-cbw, 71. The walrus ; the manatee.

SEA'far-er, n. A mariner; a sailor.

sea'fAr-ing, a. Travelling by sea.

SE A'-FiGHT (se'fitj,7t. Battle on the sea.

SEA'-fi'lRT, a. Encircled by the sea.

sea'-green, a. Of the color of sea-
_water; bluish-green.

sea'-h6g, n. A name of the porpoise.

SEA'- HORSE, 71. The morse ; walrus.

sea'-kaIjE, 71. A marine plant.

SEAL, n. An engraved stamp ; wax
impressed with a seal : — confirma-
tion : — a marine animal.

SEAL, V. a. To fasten with a seal ; to
mark ; to confirm : — to close ; to shut.

seal'ing-wXx, 7j. Wax used to seal
letters, &;c.

SEAM, n. The suture of two edges ; a
juncture of two planks : — a scar.

seam, v. a. To join together :— to mark.

sea'MAN, n. A sailor ; a mariner.

sea'man-shIp, 71. The skill of a seaman.

SEA'-mark, 71. A point or beacon at sea.

sea'mew, n. A marine bird.

SEAM'liEsa, a. Having no seam.

seam'stress, 71. A woman who sews.

sea'-net-tle, 71. A marine animal.

sea'-nymph, n. A goddess of the sea.

sea'-pie, n. A bird : — a dish of food.

SE A'PORT, 71. A harbor or port for ships.

sear, a. Dry ; withered ; faded.

SEAR, V. a.To burn ; to cauterize ; to dry.
search, v. a. To try; to explore, probe.
search, r.n.To make a search ; to seek.
search, n. Inquiry ; quest ; pursuit.
search'a-ble, a. That may be

searched or explored.
SEARCH'ER, 71. An examiner ; seeker.
SEAR'ED-Niiss, 71. State of being seared.
sea'-r66m, n. Ample room at sea.
sea'-ser-vice, n. Naval service.
sea'-shell, 7». A shell found on the

shore ;_a marine shell.
SEA'-SjHORE, n. The coast of the sea.
SEA'sicK, a. Sick with nausea at sea.
sea'-side, n. The edge of the sea.
sea'§on (se'zn), 71. One of the four

parts of The year : — a time; fit time.
sea'^on (se'zn), V. a. To give a relish

to : — to fit for use ; to inure.
SEA'^ON (se'zn),t5.7i.To become mature.
SEA'§0N-A-BLE (se'zn-Ei-bl), a. Being

in season ; opportune. [season.

SEA'§ON-A-BLY (se'zn-a-ble), ad. In
SEA'§ON-iNG (se'zn-ing), 7i. Process of

inuring : — that which seasons.
SEAT, 77. A chair : — mansion ; abode.
SEAT, V. a. To place on seats ; to fix.
SE a'-term, n. A word used by seamen.
sea'ward, a. &. ad. Towards the sea.
sea'-wa-ter,71. The salt water of the
sea'-weed, 71. A marine plant, [sea.
sea'-wor-thi-ness (-wUr-), n. State

of being sea-worthy. [go to sea.

sea'-wor-thy (se'wiir-the), a. Fit to
SE-ba'ceous (se-ba'shus)," a. Relat-
ing to tallow.
se'c^nt,%. a line cutting another line.
SE-CEDE', V. n. To withdraw ; to retire.
se-ced'er, 71. One who secedes.
SE-CEs'sipN (se-sesh'un), n. Act of

seceding ; separation.
sEck'el, (sek'kl), n. A delicious pear.
SE-CLUDE', V. a. To shut up apart ; to
SE-CLU'^iON, 77. Separation, [separate.
SEC'QND, a. Next in order to the first.
SEc'OND, 7?. One who attends in a duel :

— supporter : — ^60th part of a minute.
sec'qnb, v. a. To support ; to assist.
SEC'OND-A-Ri-LY, ad. In the second

order ; not primarily.
sEc'OND-A-RY, a. Second ; subordinate.
SEC'OND-HAND, a. Not original ; not

new ; received from another.
SEC'OND-LY, ad. In Hie second place.
SEC'OND-RATE, a. Second in value.
SEC'ONDS, n. pi. A coarse kind of flour.
se'cre-cy, 71. Privacy ; concealment.
SE'CRET,a. Hidden : concealed ; private.
se'cret,7i. A thing unknown or hidden.





s£c're-ta-ry, n. An gfficer who man-
ages the business of a society : — a high
officer of state : — a writer, [tary.

s£c'R:|-TA-Ry-SHiP, n. Office of a secre-

se-crete', v. a. To hide ; to conceal :
— to separate, as from tlie blood.

se-cre'tion, n. The act of secreting.

se'cr^t-lv, ad. Privatelyj not openly.

SE-cre'to-ry or se'cre-to-ry, a.
That secretes ,: secreting.

s£cT, M. A religious denomination.

sec-ta'ri-an, n. One of a sect or party.

sec-ta'ri-^n, a. Relating to a sect.

SEC-T A'Ri-AN-i§M,n.Devotion to a sect.

s£c'TA-RiST, n. A sectary ; sectarian.

SEc'TA-Ry, n. A follower of a sect.

SEC'TlLEja.That may be cut or divided.

SEC'TION, n. A cutting; part ; division.

s£c'tion-ai., a. Relating to a section.

sec'toRjJi.A mathematical instrument.

s£c'u-LAR, a. Worldly; not spiritual.

sec-V-lar'i-t V, n. State of being sec-
ular ; worjdliness.

SEC'U-LiAR-lZE, V. a. To make secular.

SEc'UN-biNE, 71. The afterbirth ; pla-
cEnta and membranes of the womb.

SE-CUR'A-BiiE, a. That may be secured.

se-cure', a. Free from danger ; safe.

se-cure', v. a. To make safe, protect.

SE-cfJRE'LY,a(f.Without danger; safely.

SE-cu'Ri-TY, n. Protection ; safety.

SE-l»XN',n. A portable chair for carriage.

SE-DATE', a. Calm ; quiet ; tranquil.

se-date'ly, ad. In a sedate manner.

SE-date'ness, n. Calmness ; serenity.

s£d'a-t1ve, a. Assuaging; soothing.

s£d'a-tive,»i. Any thing that assuages.

s£d'en-ta-ri-ness, n. State of being
sedentary. [active ; motionless.

sed'en-ta-RY, a. Sitting much : — in-

SED(^E, n. Coarse grass, as in marshes.

s£dg'y, a. Overgrown with sedge.

sED'l-MfiNT, 11. That which settles at
the bottom ; dregs ; lees. [ment.

sEd-i-ment'A-ry, a. Consisting of sedi-

SE-Di"TlpN (se-dish'un), n. A factious
commotion ; an insurrection.

SE-di"tious (se-dish'us), a. Relating
to, or pnrtaking of, sedition ; factious.

se-duce', v. a. To entice to evil; to
draw aside from right ; to corrupt.

SE-DU'CER, n. One who seduces.

SE-Dij'ci-BLE, a. That may be seduced.

SE-DtJc'TiQN, 7J. Act of seducing.

se-duc'tive, a. Tending to seduce.

SE-Du'li-TY, 71. Assiduity; inrliistry.

SED'y-LOtrs, a. Assiduous ; industrious.

SED'y-LOtJs-LY, ad. Assidulously.

sed'u-lovs-ness, 71. Assiduity.

SEE, n. The seat or diocese of a bishop.
see, v. a. [i. saw; p. seen.] To per-
ceive by the eye ; to descry; to discern.
SEED, n. A grain which produces a

pjant : — original : — offspring.
SEED, L'. a. To supply with seed ; to sow.
SEED'-BUD, 71. The ovule of a plant.
seed'-cake, 78. A cake containing

aromatic seeds.
seed'ling, n. A plant from the seed.
seed'pLiOT, 71. Gcound for raising

pjants ; a nursery garden.
seeds'man, 71. One who sells seeds.
SEED'-TIME, 71. The season of sowing.
seed'-ves-sel, n. A vessel containing
seed'y, a. VVith seed : — poor. [seed.
SEEK, t;. a. [i. (Sep. sought.] To look

for ; to search for ; to solicit.
seek'er, 71. One who seeks ; inquirer.
SEEM, 75. n. To appear ; to make a show.
seem'ing, 7i. Appearance; semblance.
SEEM'JNG, p. a. That seems ; apparent.
seem'Jng-ly, ad. In appearance.
seem'l Y, a. i)ecent ; becoming ; proper j
SEEN, j3. from see. [fit.

seer or se'er, 71. One who sees: — .

one who foresees ; a prophet.
see'saw, n. A reciprocating motion : —

a kind of play for children.
SEETHE, V. a. [i. seethed ; p. seethed

or sodden.] To boil ; to decoct.
seg'ment, 71. A part cut off; a section.
seg're-gate, v. a. To separate.
seg-re-ga'tion, n. Separation.
seig-neu'ri-al (se-nQ're-al), a. In-
vested with large powers ; manorial.
seign'ior (sen'yur),7t. A lord ; a title.
SElGN'iOR-A9E,7J.Seigniory; authority.
seign'ior-v (sen'yur-e),7i. A lordship.
SEINE (sen), 71. A large fishing net.
SEI^'IN, or SEiz'lN, 71. The possession

of an estate : — act of taking possession.
seiz'a-bee, a. That may be seized.
SEIZE, V. a. To grasp ; to take by force.
SEiz'uRE (se'zhur),7i. Act of seizing.
sel'dqm, ad. Rarely ; not often.
se-lect', v. a. To choose ; to cull, pick.
se-l£ct', a. Nicely chosen ; choice.
se-lec'tiqn, 71. Act of selecting;

se-eect'man, n. A town officer.
sS:l-E-n6g'ra-phy, 71. Description of

the surface of the moon.
s£lf, a. or pron.; pi. SELVE§ (selvz).

Very ; one's own ; individual.
self-cqn-ceit', 71. Vanity.
SELF-fiv'l-DENT, a. Evident without

proof. [own nature.

si;LF-E:^-iST'ENT, a. Existing in its\iX,longi jkElotit, short} ^]S{9yY, obscure.— lEkKEiEAR^vAsTtS^h ; H£IB,




s£lf(ish, a. Void of due regard for

others ; ungenerous.
s£LF'fSH-LY, ad. In A selfish manner.
s£lf'ish-n£ss, n. duality of being

selfish. [tical.

self'same, a. The very same ; iden-
s£ll, v. a. [i. Sep. sold.] To deliver

or part with for a price ; to vend.
sell'er, n. One who sells ; a vender.
s^l'va^^e, n. The edge of cloth :— a

border ; — written also selvedge.
s£l,ve§ (selvz). Plural of se//.
sem'a-phore, n. A sort of telegraph.
s£m'blance,?i. Likeness ; appearance.
sem'i (sem/e). A word used as a prefix,

signifying halfj as s«v«icircle.
sem-I-An'nv AL, a. Half-yearly.
SEM'i-BREVE, 71. A note ; half a breve.
SEM'i-ciR-CLE, n. A half of a circle.
SEM-i-co'LQN, 71. A point or stop,

thus [ ; ]. [ameter.

sem-i-di-Am'e-ter, 71. Half of a di-
SEM-i-LU'NAR, a." Resembling the form

of a half a moon.
siBM-i-MET'AL, n. An imperfect metal.
SEM'i-NAL., a. Belonging to seed.
SEM'l-NA-RY, n. A place of education ;

a school J an academy ; a college.
s£m'i-na-ry, a. Belonging to seed.
s£M'i-QUA-VER, 71. A note having the

time of half a quaver. [sphere.

s£m-i-spher'i-cal,, a. Like half a
sJiM'i-TONE, n. Half a tone.
s£m'i-vo"\^-el, 71. A consonant which

makes an imperfect sound without

the help of a vowel,
SEM-Pi-TER NAL, a. Eternal in futurity.
SEMP'STRESS, ) n. A woman who
sfiM'sTRESs, \ sews ; a seamstress.
sen'ate, 7i. A body of senators j the

upper house of a legislature.
sen'a-tor, n. A member of a senate.
s£n-a-t5'ri-ai,, a. Belonging to a

s£nd, v. a. {i. & p. sent.] To despatch ;

to transmit ; to cause to go.
sen'^s-^hai;- (-shal), n. A steward.
se'njle, a. Relating to old age.
se-nIl'i-ty, n. Old age ; weakness

of age ; dotage ; imbecility.
sen'iqr (sSn'yur), n. One older than

another : — an aged person.
sen'ior (sGii'yur), a. Elder ; older.
sen-i6r'i-ty (sen-yor'e-te), 7?. State of

being senior ; priority of birth.
sen'na, n. A species of cassia ; also

its leaves, used as a cathartic.
sen'night (sen'nit), n. A week. See


sen-sa'tiqn, n. Perception by the

senses; feeling excited ; impression.
SENSE, n. The faculty by which things

are perceived : — intellect •. meaning.
sense'less, a. Wanting sense ; foolish.
SEN-si-BiL'l-TY, 71. State of being sen-
sible ; susceptibility ; delicate feeling.
sen'si-ble, a. Perceiving; perceptible;

convinced ; reasonable ; judicious.
sEn'si-bly, ad. In a sensible manner.
SEN'si-TiVE, a. Having sense ; feeling.
sEN'si-TiVE-LY, ad. In a sensitive

SENS'u-AL (sen'shu-^1), a. Relating, or

pleasing, to the senses : — carnal.
SEivs'u-AL.-isT (sen'sliu-al-isl), n. A

person devoted to sensual pleasures.
SENS-U-AL,'I-T Y (sen-shu-'al'e-te), 71. De-

votedness to sensual pleasures.
SENT, i. &. p. from send.
sen'tence, 71. A doom ; a judgment :

— a maxim : — a period in writing.
SEN'TENCE,!'. a.To judge; to condemn.
sen-ten'ti^l, a. Having sentences.
SEN-TEN'Tious,a.Pi thy; pointed; short.
SEN-TEN'Tloys-LY, ad. With brevity.
sen'ti-:^NT (sen'she-ent), a. Having

sensation ; perceiving by the senses.
sen'ti-ment, n. Opinion : — feeling: —

disposition of mind : — a toast.
SEN-Ti-MEN'TAL,a. Having sentiment.

SflN-Ti-MEN-TiE'l-TY, 71. Aflfected

sensibility or feeling.

sfiN'Ti-NEii, 77. A soldier on guard.

sen'tby, 71. A guard ; a sentinel.

sen'try-box, 71. A shelter for a sen-
tinel, [rated.

sep'a-r^-ble, a. That may be sepa-

SEP'A-RATE, t;. a. & 7(. To make sepa-
rate ; to divide ; to disunite ; to disjoin.

SEP'A-BATE, a. Divided from the rest;
disjoined ; single.

SEP'A-R^^TE-LY, a<i. Apart ; singly.

sep-a-ra'tion, n. Act of separating ;
disjunction ; disunion. [ceder.

sep'a-ra-tIst, 77. A dissenter ; a se-

se'poy, 71. Native soldier of India.

sept-an'gu-ear, a. Having 7 angles.

SEP-TEM'BEB,?2. 9th month of the year.

s£p'te-na-ry, a. Consisting of seven.

sep-t£n'ni-al, a. Lasting seven years.

sep'tic, i a. Tending to produce

sep'ti-cal, \ putrefaction.

sep-tu-a-^e-na'ri-an, 71. One who
is seventy years old.

sep'tu-a-(^int, n. The Greek version
of the bid Testament.

s£p'tu-PLiE, a. Sevenfold. [grave.

SE-PtJii'CHRAL, a. Relating to burial ;

her; MlENjSiR; d6,NOR,s6nj Bt;LL,Bi;R,BtiLE.9,q^,s<J/2!; .0,«^,Aord; § oszj :?as gz.




siGP'tTL-CHRE (sep'ul-ker), n. A grave;

a tomb ;_a monument for the dead.
SEP'UL-TURE, n. Interment. [ing,

SE-QUA'cious (-kwa'shus), a. Follow-
SE'quel, 11. That which follows ; event.
se'quence, II. Succession; series.
se'que?v'T, a. Following ; succeeding.
se-ques'ter, ) V. a. To seize and
se-ques'trate, I retain; to take;

to put aside. [tering.

seQ-ues-tra'tion, n. Act of seques-
SEQ'UES-TRA-TQR, 7i. One wlio seques-
se'quin, ?(._ An Italian gold coin. [ters.
se-rXgl'io (se-ral'yo), n. The palace

of the Turkish sultan : — a harem.
ser'aph, n. ; pi. ser'a-phim, or ser'-

APiis. An angel of high order.
se-raph'ic, a. Angehc; pure.
s£r'a-phLv[, n. [Heb.] Pi. of seraph.
ser'a-phIne, 7i. Kind of small organ.
ser-e-nade', 71. An entertainment of

music at night. [serenade.

SER-]|-NADE',i;. a. To entertain with a
se-RENE', a. Calm ; placid ; unruffled.
SE-RENE'l.Y,arf.Calmly; quietly; coolly.
SE-ren'i-TY, 7i. Calmness ; quietness.
SERF, n. A slave attached to the soil.
SERGE, n. A kind of twilled cloth.
ser'9-eant or ser'^eant (sar'jent),

n. A petty military officer : — a lawyer

of high rank ; — written also serjeant.
se'ri-AL, a. Relating to a series.
se'ri-e?, 71. Order ; succession.
se'ri-ous, a. Grave ; earnest ; weighty.
SE'Ri-OiJs-L¥, ad. Gravely ; in earnest.
SE'Ri-ous-NESs,7i. Gravity; solemnity.
ser'mon, n. Discourse of a preacher.
s^-r6s'I-ty, n. State of being serous.

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