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vi-ca'ri-al, a. Belonging to a vicar.

AEiotJY, long ; AEiotJl?, short ; AiEipyy, obscure. — FAB'E,FiiR,FJLSi,FALli j h£ir,




VJ-CA'Ri-OlJs, fl.Delegated ; subsrituted.

VICE, n, A fault ; depravity ; offence :
_ — machine for griping ; a vise.

VICE. A prefix used in composition, to
denote one who acts for another, or
who is in a second or subordinate
station ; as, t;icc-president.

viCE-coN'suLjft. A subordinate consul.

VICE-c^e'rtlnt, 11, A lieutenant ; a

vIce-ke'gal, a. Relating to a viceroy.

VICE 'ROY", 71. An officer who governs
in place of a king. [viceroy.

vic:E-ROY'AL-TY, n. The office of a

VI^'IN-A^E, ?(. Neighborhood ; vicinity.

Vl^'i-NAL or Vl-Cl'NAL, a. Neighbor-
ing ; near. [hood.

Vl-ciN'i-TY, n. Nearness ; neighbor-

vi"cious (vish'us), a. Addicted to vice ;
wicked ; corrupt ; bad ; mischievous.

vl"cious-LY, ad. Corruptly ; badly.

vi-cis'si-TUDE, n. A regular change ;
revolution ; change. [destroyed.

VIc'tim, n. A sacrifice: — something

VIC'tqr, 7i. A conqueror ; vanquisher.

Vlc-TO'Kl-ous, a. Conquering ; trium-
phant ; vanquishing. [manner.

vlc-TO'^l-oOs-LY, ad. In a victorious

Vic'Tp-RY,7i. Superiority in a battle
or contest ; conquest 5 success, [food.

ViCT'UAL. (vit'tl), V. a. To store with

VICT'UAE-LER (vit'tl-er), n. A pro-
vider of victuals.

vlCT'UALS (vit'tiz), n. pi. Food ; pro-
vision ; meat.

VIE,7J. 71. To contest ; to contend.

VIEW (vu),?j. a. To survey ; to look on.

VIEW (vii), n. Prospect ; sight ; survey.

viEw'ER (vii'er), n. One who views.

VIE w'eess (vQ'ies), a. Not discernible.

Vic^'lL, 71. A watch : — devotion ; a fast.

Vi^'i-LANCE, 71. Watchfulness; care.

Vi9'i-LANT, a. Watchful ; attentive.

Vi^'i-EANT-LY, ad. Watchfully.

VIG-n-ette' (vin-yef or vin'yet), n.
An ornament, as in printing.

ViG'pR, ft. Force; strength; enefgy.

ViG'OR-otJs, a. Strong; full of strength.

VIEE, a. Base ; mean ; worthless ; sordid.

VILE'LY, ad. Basely ; shamefully.

VILE'n^s&j 71. Baseness ; meanness.

VIl'i-fy, v. a. To defame ; to abuse.

vil'ea, 71. A country-seat or mansion.

VIe'la^^e, 71. A small collection of
houses. [lai?e.

VIe'la-^^er, n. An inhabitant of a vil-

VIL'LAIN (vilMin), 71. A servant; a
villein : — a vile person ; a knave.

VlL'LA.-NA(jrE, n. Servitude ; baseness.

vil'l A-Nous, a. Base ; vile ; very bad.

viL'EA-NOUs-LY,arf. Wickedly; basely.

vil'la-]vy,?i. Wickedness; baseness.

vie'lkin, n. A feudal tenant, [lous.

VIL-LOSE', a. Covered with hairs; vil-

vIe'lous, a. Shaggy; furry; hairy.

V]-mxn'e-ous, a. Made of twigs, [wine.

vi-NA'CEOUS (-shus), a. Relatmg to

vin'cj-ble, a. Conquerable ; superable.

vin-de'mi-ae, a. Belonging to a vin-
tage. _ [fend.

VIN'di-Cate, 77. a. To justify; to de-

viN-Di-c a'tion, n. A defence ; support.

viN'Df-cA-TiVE, a. Tending to justify.

VI'n'bi-ca-tor, 71. One who vindicates.

viN'Di-CA-TO-RY, a. Defensory. [nant.

vlN-Dfc'TiVE, a. Revengeful ; malig-

viN-Dic'TivE-LY, ad. Revengefully.

VINE, 7!. The plant that bears the grape.

VINE'-FRET-TER, 71. The plaut-louse.

vin'e-gar, 71. An acid liquor.

vi'ne-ry, n. A place for grape-vines.

vine'yard, 7!. A plantation of vin^s.

vl'NOUs,a. Having the qualities of wine.

viNT'A9E,7i. The harvest of vines.

VIN'TA-^^ER, 71. A gatherer of the vint-

vint'jVER, 71. One who sells wine. [age.

vI'ny,o. Relating to, or yielding, vines.

vi'oL, 71. A stringed instrument of

vT'O-L^-BEE, a. That may be violated.

vi-Q-LA'cEOys (-shus), a. Like violets.

Vl'o-LATE, V. a. To transgress ; to in-
jure ; to infringe ; to break ; to ravish.

vi-o-la'tion, n. Act of violating 3
transgression ; breach.

Vl'o-LA-TOK, 71. One who violates.

Vl'o-LENCE, ??. A violent act; unjust
force ; outrage ; vehemence ; injury.

Vl'Q-LSNT, a. Partaking of violence ;
not natural ; forcible ; vehement.

Vi'o-EENT-LY, ad. With violence.

Vi'Q-LET,7i. A plant and flower : — color.

Vi-o-LlN',7i. A stringed instrument of
music ; a fiddle.

vi'PER, 71. A venomous serpent.

VI'PER-INE, a. Belonging to a viper.

vi'p:|R-ous, a. Resembling a viper.

vi-ra'go or vi-ra'go, 71. A masculine
woman ; a turbulent woman.

ViR'^^m, 71. A maid ; a young maiden.

y'iR'(jrm,a. Befitting a virgin ; maidenly.

VIR'9-m-AL, ffi. Maidenly; pure.

ViR-9-iN'i-TY, 71. The state of a virgin.

VIR'go, 71. The Virgin ; sixth sign in

VJ-RID'I-TY, 71. Greenness, [the zodiac.

vi'riee or vi'r'ile, a. Belonging to
man ; masculine ; manly.

vi-rie'i-ty, n. Manhood.

HER:MiEN,slR;D6,NOR,s6N;BtJLl,,BUR,Bt5EE. ^,(}^,soft; )S,&,hard; § as z; 3^ as gz.




■VIR-T6',n. A love of the fine arts : — ob-
jects of art or antiquity.

VIRT'u-AL. (v'irt'yu-al), a. Being in
eflect, though not in fact ; effectual.

viRT'u-AL-Ly, ad. In effect ; poten-
tially ; elficaciously.

VIRT'UE (virt'yu), 71. Moral goodness;
exceilencej efficacy ; valor. [ties.

ViR-TU-o'so, n. One skilled in curiosi-

vlRT'u-ous (virt'yu-vis), a. Partaking
of virtue ; morally good j upright ;
honest ; equitable. [ner.

■V"iRl"'V-oiJS-liY, ad. In a virtuous man-

viR'u-L,ENCE,7i. Malignity; acrimony.

viR'u-LENT, a. Bitter; malignant.

Vi'RUS, 71. [LJ Purulent matter ; poison.

VJ§'A9E,7i. The face; the countenance.

vis'c li-RA, 7i. ■pi. Bowels or intestines.

vis'CEK-AL, a. Relating to the viscera.

vis'c J D, a. Glutinous ; tenacious ; ropy.

Vls-ciD'l-TY, 71. Glutinousness ; tena-
city ; viscosity. [city.

V|S-c6s'i-Ty,7i. Glutinousness; tena-

vis'coOnt (vl'kbunt), n. A degree of
English nobility next below an earl.

vis'coUNT-Ess (vi'kbunt-es), n. The
lady of a viscount.

Vis'cous, a. Glutinous ; viscid.

VISE, n. A griping machine ; a vice.

vis-I-bil'i-t V, n. State of being visible.

vi^'i-BLiE, a. Perceptible by the eye.

Vis'i-BLY, ad. In a visible manner.

Vl''§ipN (vizli'un), n. Act of seeing ;
faculty of siglit : — phantom ; drearn.

rii"§ipN-A-RY (vizh'un-a-re), a. Af-
fected by phantoms ; fanciful ; imagi-
nary ; fanciful ; fantastic.

Ti"sipN-A-RY, 71. A wild schemer.

Tll^'iT, V. a. To go to see ; to come to.

Vi§' IT, 71. Act of going to see another.

Vi^'iT-A-BLE, a. Liable to be visited.

vi§'iT-ANT, n. One who visits.

vis-i-Ti'TiON, 11. Act of visiting.

vi§'iT-ER, n. One who visits ; visitor.

VI^'IT OR, n. One who visits : — one
who visits in order to inspect.

VJ§'OR, 71. Perforated part of a helmet :
— a mask ; a disguise.

vis'TA, n. A view ; prospect through
an avenue, as of trees. [the sight.

vlf§'y-AL (vizh'u-^O; ^- Relating to

vi'TAL, a. Relating to life ; essential.

vi-tal'i-ty, 71. Power of subsisting in

vi'TAL-LY, arf. So as to affect life.[ life.

VI'tal,§, n. pi. Parts essential to life.

VI"ti-ate (vish'e-at), v. a. To de-
prave ; to spoil ; to corrupt ; to taint.

vt-Ti-A'TiON (vish-e-a'shun), n. Dep-

viT'RE-orJS, a. Glassy. [ravation.

viT-Ri-Flc'TiON, 71. Act of vitrifying.

vlT'RJ-Fl-A-BiiE, a. That may be vit-
rified, [glass.

VIt'ri-fy, v. a. & 71. To change into

vit'ri-ol, n. A sulphuric acid salt.

vit-ri-6l'ic, a. Containing vitriol.

VI-TU'PER-ATE, V. a.To blame,censure.

vi-tu-per-a'tiqn, n. Blame ; ceusure.

VI-TU'PER-A-TIVE, a. Containing cen-
sure ; reproachful.

vl-VA'cioys (-shus),a. Gay; lively.

Vl-VA^'i-TY, n. Liveliness"; life.

VIV'ID, a. Lively; quick; sprightly.

vIv'iD-LY, ad. With life ; with spirit.

Viv'iD-NESS, n. Life; vigor; quick-

Vl-VIF'IC, a. Giving life. fness.

vi-vif'1-cate, v. a. To make alive.

viv-i-Fl-CA'TiON, 71. Act of giving life.

Viv'i-FY, V. a. To make alive, animate.

Vl-VIP'A-Rous, a. Bringing forth young
alive, as mammals. [a scold.

VIX'en (vik'sn),7!.A turbulent woman;

VIZ'ard, n. A mask. — v-. a. To mask.

vi'z'iER (viz'yer or viz'yer),7i. A Turk-
ish minister of state.

Vo'cA-BLE, 71. A word ; a name ; tenn.

vp-CAB'y-L, A-RY, n. A list of words in
alphabetical order; a nomenclature.

vo'cAL,a. Havinga voice; oral. [er.

vo'jeAL-isT,77. A vocal musician ; sing-

VP-cXl'j-ty, 71. State of being vocal.

vo'c^L-iZE, V. a. To make vocal.

vp-ci'TipN, n. Calling ; employment.

VOc'a-tive, «. Denoting a grammat-
ical case of a noun.

vp-ciF'ER-ATE, V. 71. To cry out.

Vp-ciF-ER-A'TipN, 7!. A clamor,outcry.

vp-ClF'ER-OtJs, a. Clamoious ; noisy.

VOGUE (vog), n. Fashion ; mode ;
usage ; repute ; style.

VOICE (vbis), n. Sound emitted by the
mouth : — a vote ; suffrage.

VOID, a. Empty ; vain ; null ; devoid.

v5iD, n. An empty space ; vacuum.

VOID, V. a. To quit ; to emit ; to vacate.

v6id'A-BLE, a. That may be voided.

VOID'ANCE, n. An emptying ; ejection.

VOID'ness, 71. Emptiness ; vacuity.

VOE'A-TILE, a. Flying ; lively ; fickle.

vol'a-tile-ness, ) n. Quality of be-

v6L-A-Tir.'l-TY, \ ing volatile.

v6L'A-TlL-iZE,??.a. To make volatile.

vpL.-CAN'ic, a. Relating to volcanoes.

vol'ca-nist, n. One who is versed
in the science of volcanoes.

vpL-CA'NO,7i. A mountain having in-
ternal fire, and ejecting fire and lava.

vp-Ll"TIpN(vg-lish'un),7i. Act of will-
ing ; the ijower of wiUing ; choice.

AEIOUY, lu7ig j A£l6tJ$^5 short ; AiElpuy, obscure. — F Are, fXb,f1st, FALL ; Hf;iR,




VOL 'ley, n. A flight of shot : — a burst.

v6ii-U-BiL'i-TY, n. Fluenc}' of speech.

VOl'U-ble, a. Rolling ; active ; fluent.

VOl'u-bLiY, atZ. In a voluble manner.

VOL'yiviE (vol'yum), n. A book ; a roll.

vp-Lu'Mi-NOtJSja. Consisting of many
volumes or rolls ; copious ; diffusive.

VQ-lu'mi-noOs-ly, ad. In many vol-

v6l.'un-ta-ri-i,y, ad. Willingly.

v6l,'un-ta-ry, a. Acting by choice;
willing ; designed ; spontaneous.

v6l.'un-t^-ry, n. An air played at w^ill.

VOL-un-teer', 71. A soldier, or any
one who serves of his own accord.

VOL-un-teer', v. To ofl"er voluntarily.

vp-LtJP'TU-A-RY, n. A man of pleasure.

VQ-lup'tu-6us, a. Addicted to sen-
sual pleasure ; luxurious ; epicurean.

VQ-LUP'TV-OtJs-LY, ad. Luxuriously.

vo-lu^te', n. A scroll of a column.

Vom'it, v. To eject from the stomach.

VOM'iT, n. Matter ejected from the
stomach : — an emetic. [enous.

vp-RA'cious (-shus), a. Greedy ; rav-

VQ-ra'ciovs-ly, ad. Greedily; rav-

VQ-rA^'I-ty, n. Greediness; rapa-
ciousness ; ravenousness ; avidity.

Vor'tex, n. ; pi. vor'ti-ce§ or VOR-
TEX-E§. A whirlpool ; a whirl.

vor'ti-cal, a. Having a whirling mo-

vo'ta-ry, 71. One devoted to any pur-

vote, 71. A suffrage; a ballot, [suit.

VOTE,t7. To choose by suffrage; to

vot'er, 71. One who votes. [ballot.

VO'TIVE, a. Given by vow ; devoted.

VoOcH, V. a. To obtest ; to declare.

vbt>CH, V. n. To bear witness ; to testify,

vouch'er, 71. One that vouches.

VoOch-safe', v. To condescend to
grant ; to concede.

vow, 71. A religious or solemn promise.

vow, v. a. To consecrate ; to devote.

vow, V. n. To make solemn promises.

Vovv'el, 71. A letter which can be ut-
tered by itself or alone ; as a, e, i, o, ti.

VOY' a^^e ,7i.A passage or journey by sea.

voy'a^^e, v. n. To travel by sea.

voy'A-^^er, 77. One who travels by sea.

viJl'can-ize, v. a. To combine with
sulphur, as Indian rubber. .

VtJL'GAR, a. Common ; mean ; low ;

viJL'GrAR, 71. The common people. [rude.

VUL'GrAR-i§M:,7i. A vulgar expression.

VUL-GiR'i-TY,7i. Quality of being vul-

vtJL'&AR-LY, ad. Commonly. [gar.

vtJL'GATE, 71. An ancient Latin ver-
sion of the Bible, [wounded.

vtJL'NER-A-BLE, a. That may be

vtJL'NER-A-RY, a. Useful to cure or
heal wounds.

ViJL'PlNE, a. Like a fox ; crafty.

VtJLT'URE (vult'yur),7i. A bird of prey.

VtJLT'u-RlNEjffl. Belonging to a vulture.


■fTTAB'BLE (wob'bl), V. n. To move

IT from side to side ; to waddle.[tion.

WAB'BLE (wob'bl), 77. A hobbling mo-

WAD (wod), 77. A little mass of tow,

paper, &c., as to stop a gun.
WAD (wod)^ D. a. To form into a wad : —

to stuff with tow or wadding.
Wad'ding (wod'ding), 7i. Act of stuff"-

ing : — prepared cotton : — any thing

stuffed in, as tow; wad. [a duck.

WAD'DLE (wod'dl), V. n. To walk like
WADE ,77.71. To walk through water, &c.
wa'fer, 71. A thin cake :— a dried

paste for sealing letters.
WA'FER, V. a. To seal with a wafer.
waf'fle (wof fl), 77. A sort of thin cake.
WAFT, V. To carry through ; to float.
WAG, V. To move or shake lightly; to go.
WAG, 71. One full of low humor; a wit

WA^^E, V. a. To cany on ; to stake.

WA'^-ER, 77. A bet ; a stake ; any thing
pledged : — an ofier. [as a bet.

wa'(^e'r, v. a. & n. To lay ; to pledge

wa'<^es, Hire; reward for services.

wag'j&er-y, 71. Merriment ; sport.

wag'^ish, a. Sportive; frolicsome.

WlG'£jisH-L Y, ad. In a waggish man-
ner ; sportively.

WAG'jeisH-NiiSS, 77. Drollery; waggery.

wag'glEjTj. n. To move from side to
side. [wheeled carriage.

WlG'ON, or WlG'GON, n. A four-

WAG'ON-ER, or wag'GON-ER, 77. One
who drives a wagon.

wag'tail, 77. A bird of the robin genus.

WAIF, 77. Any thing found astray.

WAIL, v.a. To bewail. — v. n. To grieve.

wail'ing, 77. Lamentation ; weeping.

HER; MiENjSiR; D6,NOR,s6N;BULL,BUR5fi,ul,E.^,tj^,^i{/t; ^',\*, ..u/ a; § asz; ^ as gz.




WAIn'scot, n. The inner wooden cov-
ering of the wall of a room.

"WAIN'SCOT, V. a. To line with boards.

WAIST, n. Narrowest part of the body.

WAIST'banb,7i. Band of breeches, &c.

waist'coat, n. A close inner coat.

WAIT, V. To expect ; to stay ; to attend.

WAIt'er, 71. One who waits : — a tray.

WAlT'lNCr-MAlD, n. A chambermaid.

WAIVE, V. a. To put off; to defer.

WAKE,t5. To cease to sleep ; to awake.

WAKE, «. A watch: — track in water.

WAKe'f^l., a. Not sleeping ; vigilant.

WAKE'Ft>i,-NESS, 71. Forbearance of
sleep ; sleeplessness. [wake.

wa'ken (wa'kn), v. To rouse j to

WAKE 'rob-in, n. A plant.

wale, 71. A ridge ; mark of a stripe.

WALE, t;. a. To mark with wales.

WALK (wS.wk), V. n. To go on foot ; to
move by steps ; to travel slowly.

wAlk (WEiwk), V. a. To pass through,

WlLK (vvawk), 71. Gait ; step ; a path.

wAlk'er (Wd.wk'er),»i.One who walks

wAll, n. A series of brick or stone:
— a defence : — the side of a room.

WALL, V. a. To enclose with a wall.

wal'let_(wo1'-), 71. A bag ; knapsack.

wAll'-eye, 71. A disease in the eye.

wall'-eyed (-id), a. Having wall-
eyes, or white eyes. [er.

wall'-flo#-er, n. A plant and flow-

Wall'-frOit,71. Fruit planted against
a wall. [beat.

Wal'lop (woFIup), V. To boil:— to

Wal'low (wol'lo), V. To roll in mire.

wal'low (wol'lo), 71. A rolling gait.

wal'nut, 71. A tree, and its fruit.

Wal'rus, 71. The morse or sea-horse.

WALTZ, 71. A kind of circular dance:
— tune to accompany a waltz.

WALTZ, V. n. To dance the waltz.

WAM'PUM, 71, A belt formed of shells,
used by the Indians for money.

WAN (won), a. Pale and sickly ; pallid.

WAND (wond), n. A rod ; a staff.

w^an'der (won'der), v. n. To rove.

wan'der-er (won'der-), n. A rover.

WAN'der-ing (w6n'der-ing), n. Rov-
ing ; rambling ; erratic.

WANE, V. n. To grow less ; to decrease.

wane, 71. Decrease of the moon ; dim-
inution ; decline.

Wan'ness (won'nes), n. Paleness.

II want (wawnt or wont), v. a. To lack ;
to need ; to wish for ; to desire.

jjWANT, V. n. To be deficient ; to lack.

||want, n. Need ; deficiency ; poverty.

wan'ton (won'tun),a. Licentious ; gay.

wan'ton (won'tun), v. n. To play
loosely ; to sport ; to revel.

wan'ton (won'tun), n. A strumpet.

WAN'TpN-LY (w5n'tun-le), ad. Gayly.

war, 71. Open hostility between nations.

wAr, v. n. To make war 5 to contend.

war'ble, v. To quaver any sound;
to sing, as a bird ; to carol.

war'ble , 71. A song ; singing of birds.

M'ar'bler, 71. A singer ; a singing bird.

wAr'-cry, n. The alarm or cry of war.

WARD, V. To guard ; to watch, defend.

ward, 71. A fortress : — district of a
town: — custody : — one under a guar-
dian : — part of a lock.

wIr'den (war'dn), n. An officer or
keeper of a church, prison, &c.

ward'er, 7J. A keeper; a guard.

ward'r5be, n. A room for clothes :
clothes ; wearing apparel.

WARD'-ROOM, 71. A room in a ship of
war where the officers sleep and mess.

wArd'ship, /(..Guardianship ; pupilage.

WARE'HOt>SE,7i. Storehouse for goods.

WARE§, 71. p^ Goods; merchandise.

wAr'fAre, 71. Military service ; war.

war'i-ly or wa'rt-ly, ad. Cautiously.

WAR'i-NESS or wa'ri-ness, 71. Caution.

wIr'like, a. Relating to war; military.

WARM, a. Not cold ; zealous ; ardent.

Warm, v. To make or grow warm.

wArm'ly, ad. With warmth ; ardently.

wlRMTH, 71. Gentle heat ; ardor ; zeal.

WARN, V. a. To caution ; to admonish.

warn'ing, n. Caution ; previous notice.

WARP, n. Thread that crosses the woof.

wIrp, v. a. To contract ; to curve ; to
bend ; to pervert.

WARP, V. n. To become bent ; to con-
tract ; to swerve.

wAr'-proof, a. Able to resist attack.

WAR'rant (wor'rant), v. n. To sup-
port or maintain ; to authorize ; to se-
cure ; to insure ; to sanction.

WAR'RANT (wor'rant), 71. Authority;
right ; attestation : — a writ or process
for arresting an offender.

war'rant-A-ble (w6r'rant-a-bl), a.
That may be warranted ; defensible.

WAR'ran-TY (wor'ran-te), 71. A prom-
ise or deed of security ; authority.

WAR'REN(wor'ren), 7!. A place for cer
tain animals, as rabbits, fish, &c.

wAr'rior (war'yur), n. One engaged
in war ; a soldier.

wArt, n. A protuberance on the flesh.

WArt'y, a. Grown over with warts.

wAr'-worn, a. Worn with war.

wAr'y or wa'ry, a. Cautious ; prudent.

A.mbVY,long; Xltlotj^ , short ; ^^I<?\JY, obscure. — FARE,FAR,FAST,FALIi ; HfilR,




WAj (woz), i. from be. [ter.

WASH (wosh), V. To cleanse with wa-

WASH (wosh), 7u A washing :— allii-
vioii ; a marsh :— a shore washed by
the sea^— lotion j — feed ef hogs. [soap.

Wash'^Ball (wosh'bd.1), ». A ball of

wash'board (wosh'-), M. A board
used in wasliing : — a board next to
tlie floor in a room ; mop-board.

WASH'ER(w6sh'er),7i. One that wash-
es : — a ring on the axle of a wheeL

wash'ing (wosh'ing), ?i. Actof cleans-
ing : — that whicii is washed 5 wash.

WASH'y (wosh'e.), ^ Watery ; weak,

WASP (wosp), n. A stinging insect.

WASP'iSH (vvosp'ish), a. Irritable.

WASP'isH-LY (wosp'-), ad. Peevishly.

WASP'isH-Nfiss (wosp'-), 71. Peevish-
ness ; irritability. [o(was.

WAST (wost). Second person singular

WASTE, V. a. To diminish ; to squander.

WASTE, a. Desolate ; uncultivated.

WASTE, 71, Loss : — desolate tract, [fuse.

WASTE'FtJt., a. Lavish ; prodigal ; pro-

waste'fOl-ly, ad. In a wasteful man-
ner ; prodigally.


WATCH (woch). 71. Vigilance; guard:
— a period : — a pocket timepiece.

WATCH (woch), V. n. & a. To wake;
to keep guard ; to observe, [attentive.

WATCH'fOl (woch'ful), a. Vigilant;

WATCH'Fftr.-LY (woch'-), ad. Vigi-
lantly ; attentively. [lance.

WATCH'Fl^T.-NESS (wocli'-), n. Vigi-

WATCH'-MAK-ER (woch'-), 71. A mak-
er of watches. [a sentinel.

WATcn'MAN(woch'raan),7i. A guard ;

watch'-tow-er (woch'tou-er), n. A
tower on which a sentinel is placed.

watch'word (woch'wiird), n. A word
for sentinels to know their friends.

wA'TER, n. A well-known fluid: —
urine : — the sea : — lustre.

wa'ter, v. a. To supply with water.

wa'ter, v. n. To shed or take in water.

wa'ter-col'QR, n. Color or pigment
worked up with water.

w^a'ter-coursEjM. Channel for water.

wa'ter-cr£ss,7i. A plant ; nasturtium.

wa'ter -FALL,, n. A cataract ; cascade.

wa'ter-fowl, n. An aquatic bird.

wA'ter-I-n£ss,7i. Humidity; moisture.

WA'TER-fsH, a. Resembling water.

wi'TER-LEV'EL, n. The level formed
by a surface of still water. [man.

wl'TER-MAN, 71. A ferryman ; a boat-

wa'ter-m^rk, n. A mark of the
tide : — device on paper.

wI'ter-mEl-qn, n. A plant and firuit.

WALTER- MitL, 7iv Mill turned by water.

wa't^r-rot, V, a. To rot in'water.

wa.'ter-spout,7i. An aqueous meteor.

WA'TER-TIGHT (-tit), a. Excluding
water ; not leaky. [bird.

wa'ter-wag'tail, n. An aquatic

wa'ter-y, a. Thin ; liquid ; like water.

wat'tle (w6t'tl),n. A hurdle ; a twig.

wat'tle (wot'tl), V. a. To bind with

WAUL, 13. 71. To cry as a cat. [twigs.

WAVE, »u A moving swell or volume
of veater ; a billow ; undulation, [lale.

WAVE, V. n. To play loosely ; to undu-

WAVE, V. a. To make uneven ;'to waft.

WAVE 'LESS, a.Smooth ; without waves.

wave'-of'fer-ing, 71. A Jewish sac-
rifice, performed by waving the hands.

Wa'ver, v. «. To move loosely ; to be
unsettled ; to fluctuate ; to totter.

WA'VY,«. Moving or playing to and fro.

WAX, 71. A thick, tenacious substance.

wXx, V. a. To smear or join with wax.

WAX, V. n. [t. waxed ; p. waxen or
waxed. J To grow ; to increase.

wXx'en (wak'sn), a. Made of wax.

WAX'woRK (-wUrk), 71. Figures in wax.

WAX'y, a. Like wax ; adhesive.

WAY,m. A road ; room ; course ; mode.

WAY'FAR-ER,7i. A passenger ; traveller.

way'far-ing, a. Travelling ; passing.

way'lay, V, a. To watch in the way.

way'less, a. Pathless ; untracked.

way'w!jlRD, a. Froward ; obstinate.

way'ward-ly, ad. Perversely.

way'warb-n£ss, n. Perverseness.

way'-wi§e, a. Expert in keeping the

WE,j77-o7i. The plural of /. [right way.

WEAK, a. Feeble ; not strong ; infirm.

WE ak'en (we'kn), v. a. To make weak.

weak'ly, ad. In a weak manner.

weak'lv, a. Not healthy ; feeble.

WEAK'N:gss,7t. Feebleness; infirmity.

weak'-SIDE, 71. A foible ; infirmity.

WEAL, 71. Happiness ; prosperity.

WEALTH (welth), n. Riches ; opulence.

w£alth'y, a. Rich ; opulent ; afflu-
ent ; abundant.

WEAN, V. a. To put from the breast.

wean'ling,7i. a child newly weaned.

WEAP'ok(wep'pn),7i. An instrument
of offence or defence.

WE Ar (w4r), V. a. [i. wore ; p. worn.]
To waste ; to consume : — to carry.

WEAR, V. n. To be wasted or spent.

wear or WEAR, 71. A dam across a
river : — a net of twigs.

weIr, 71. Act of wearing ; thing worn.

wea'ri-n£ss, n. Lassitude ; fatigue.

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tvea'ri-some, a. Tedions ; tiresome.
WEA'ry (we're), a. Fatigued ; tired.
WEA'ry (we're), v. a. To'tire, fatigue.
Wea'sand (wg'znd), n. The windpipe.
WEA'§EL (we'zl), 71. A s*waM animal.
WEATh'er (wetli'er),7i.Stateof the air.
WEATH'er, v. a. To expose ; to endure.
WfiATH'ER-cocKy n. A vane on the

top af a apire^ &c. [of the wind.

\VEAWH'ER-GA<^Ey n. Theadvantage
W£ath'er-glass, 71. A barometer.
W£ATH'ER-wi§E, a. Skilful in fore-
telling the weather.
WEAVE , V. a. [i, wfvve ; p. woven,] To

form by a loom or by texture ; to insert.
WEAV'ER, n. 0»e wlw> weaves.
w£b, n. Any thing woven i — a film,
W£bbed (webd), a. Joined by a film.
w£b'-foot-ed (web'fut-ed), a. Hav-
ing films between the toes ; palmiped.
w£d, v. To marry j to join in marriage.
"WED'DING, n. A marriage ; nuptials,
WED^E, 71. A piece of metal or wood

sloping to an edge, used to split with.
w£dge, v. a. To fasten by wedges.
WED'^LOCKjn. Marriage; matrimony.
WEDNE^'DAY (wenz'de), 71. The fourth

day of the week. [tive.

WEE (we), a. Little ; small ; diminu-
WEED, n. A noxious or useless plant.

— jil. A mourning dress. [out.

WEED, V. a. To rid of weeds ; to root
Weed'y, a. Abounding with weeds.
WEEK, 71. The space of seven days.
week'day, 71. Any day not Sunday.
WEEK'iiY, a. Happening every week.
WEEK'Ly, ad. Once a week ; every

week. [fancy.

WEEN, V. n. To think ; to imagine ; to
WEEP, V. n. & a. [i. & p. wept.] To

shed tears ; to bewail ; to lament.
wee'vil (we'vl), 71. A small insect

injurious to wheat and other plants.
WEFT, n. ' The woof of cloth.
WEIGH (wa), V. a. T» examine by

balance ; to balance : — ^to ponder.
WEIGH (wa), V. n. To have weight.
Weigh'er (wa'er), Ti.One who weighs.
WEIGHT (Wat), 71. Heaviness ; gravity.
WElGHT'liESS (Wat'-), a. Having no

weight ; imponderable, [tant,

Weight'Y (wa'te), a. Heavy : — impor-
W£L'CQME,ffl. Received with gladness.
WEIj'come, 71. A kind reception.
WEIi'CGME, V. a. To salute or receive

with kindness.
WfiLD, V. a. To beat or press into firm

union, when heated, as metals.
w£i.'fAre, 71. Happiness ; success.

wfiL'KiN,. 11. VisiMe regions- of the air,

WEiiL, 71, A deep pit for water; a spring.

WELili, V. n. To spring ; to isBue forth.

w£l>L, a. Being in health ; fortunate,

WELL, ad.Not ill ; properly ; not amiss.

well'-be-ing, n. Happiness ; ipros-
perity ; welfare. [polite.

WELL'-BRED, ffi. Of good manners J

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