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WELL-NIGH' (-ni'),a<?. Almost ; nearly,

WELL'-SPENTy a. Passed with virtue.

w^ELL'sPRiNG,7i. A fountain ; a source,

well-wish'er, 71. One who wislies

WELSH, a. Relating to Wales, [good.

wiil.SH, »t. The language of Wales. —
pi. The people of Wales.

welt, 71. A border; a strip; edging,

wiiL'TER, u. 7^, To roll, as in blood oir
mire ; to wallow.

WEN, 71. A fleshy or callous excrescence.

WENCH, 71. A strumpet. [wen.

wen'ny, a. Having the nature of a

WENT, L from go. See Go.

wept, i. Sep. from weep. See WEEP.

WERE (wer), i. pi. from be.

wert,u. 2d person singular from 6e,

west, 71. The region where the sun sets.

WEST, a. Being towards the west.

WEST, ad. To the west of any place.

WEST'ER-LY,a. Being towards the west.

wJiST'ER-LY, ad. Towards the west.

west'ern, a. Being towards the west.

west'ward, ad. Towards the west,

west' w A.RD-LY, ad. Towards the west.

WET, 71. Water ; humidity ; moisture.

WET, a. Humid ; moist ; rainy ; watery.

w£t, v. a. [i. & j>. wetted or wet.] To
nmke wet ; to moisten.

weth'er, 71. A male sheep castrated.

WET'NESS, 71. The state of being v/et,

WHALE, 71. The largest of marine ani-
mals, shaped like a fish.

Whale'bone, n. A horny, elastic sub-
stance found in the jaw of the whale

whale'man, n. A whale fisherman.]


A place to land goods at ; a quay.
wharf'a^e, n. Fees for landing goods

at a wharf. [a wharf.

wharf'in-^er, n. One who attends
WHAT {hw ot), pron. That which.
what-ev'er, ){h\vot-),pro7i. Be-
what-so-ev'er, \ ing this or that.
what'not (hwot'-), n. A stand, with

shelves, for ornaments, &c.
wheat, 71. Fine grain or bread-corn.
WHEAT'EN(hwe'tn),a. Made of wheat.
whee'dle,??. a. To entice ; to flatter,
WHEEL, 71. A circular frame that turns

round upon an axis ; a rotation.

AEibVY, longs IMoV!^, short; AJEIQV¥> oftscwre.— -fArEjFARjFAsTjFAll ; h£ii^.




WHEEL, V. To move ou wheels ; to turn.

WHEEl'bar-row, ?i. A small hand-
carriage with one wheel. [wheels.

WHEEL'wright (-rit), n. A maker of

WHEEZE, iT. 11. To breathe with noise.

WHELM, V. a. To cover with water.

WHELP, 71. The young of a dog, &c.

WHELP, V. n. To bring young, as beasts.

WHEN, ad. At what time.

WHENCE, ad. From what place, [place.

WHENCE-SO-E v'ER,a(f. From whatever

when-ev'er, ) ad. At whatever

WHEN-so-iiv'ER, \ time.

where (hwirj, ad. At what place.

WHERE'A-BOUTS,arf. Near which place.

WHERE-A§', ad. The thing being so that.

where-at', ad. At which ; at what.

WHERE-by', ad. By which; by what.

where'fore, ad. For which reason.

where-Xn', ad. In which ; in what.

where-IN-t6', ad. Into which.

wh£re-6f', a<f. Of which; of what.

WHERE-ON', a<f. On which ; on what.

wh£re-so-£v'er, ad. In whatever

WHfiRE-To', ad. To which ; to what.

where-VP-on', ad. Upon which.

WHfiR-EV'ER, ad. In whatever place.

where-with', ad. With which, [ers.

wher'ry, n. A light boat used on riv-

wh£t, v. a. To sharpen ; to provoke.

whet, 71. Act of sharpening, [by or.

wheth'er, covj. A particle answered

Wh£th'e_r, pron. Which of two.

whet'stone, 71. A sharpening stone.

WHEY (hwa),7i. The thin part of milk.

which, pron. Relating to things ; that.

WHIFF, n. A blast ; a putF of wind.

whif'fle, v. n. To move inconstantly.

WHlF'FLE-TREE,n.Same as wkippletree.

whig, 71. One of a political party.

WHIG'«ER-Y, 71. Principles of Whigs.

WjiiG'£JJSH, a. Relating to the Whigs.

"WHiG'ei§M, Ti.The principles of Whigs.

w^HlLE, n. A time ; a space of time.

WHILE, V. To loiter; to draw out.

WHILE, ad. During the time ; as long as.

WHIM, 71. A freak ; an odd fancy.

■VVHIm'per, v. n. To cry ; to whine.

whim'^ey, n. A freak ; a whim. [odd.

whim'si-CA.L, a. Freakish; fanciful;

WHiM'§i-c AL-LY, atZ. In an odd manner.

whin, 71. Furze ; a shrub : — a mineral.

whin'chat, 71. A species of bird.

whine, v. n. To lament plaintively.

WHINE, 71. Nasal tone ; mean complaint.

wiiin'ny, v. n. To make a noise like a
horse ; to neigh, [lash.

whip, v. a. To strike with a lash ; to

WHIP, 11. An instrument of correction.
whip'lasii, ii._ The lash of a whip.
WHIP'PLE-TREE, 71. A bar to which

traces are fastened ; whiffletree.
WHiP'PQOR-wiLL', 71. A singing bird.
w^HiP'SAW, 71. Saw used by two persons.
WHi'P'STiCK, ) n. The handle of a
WHIP'STOCK, \ whip. [to whiz.

V/HIR, 0. 71. & a. To fly rapidly; to whirl;
WHIRL, V. a. & n. To turn round rapidly,
WHIRL, 11. A quick rotation or turning.
WHiRL'l-fiiG, 71, A toy for children.
whirl'pool, 7t.Vortex of water ; eddy.
WHIRL 'wind, 71. A rapid whirling mo-
tion of the air or wind. [motion.
WHISK, 11. A small brush: — a quick
WHISK, V. To sweep; to move nimbly.
whis'ker, 7t. Hair growing on the

cheek unshaven : — coarse hair on the

upper lip of a cat. [kers.

WHis'KERED (-kerd), a. Having whis-
whis'key,7i. Spirit distilled from grain.
WHis'PERjT). To speak with a low voice.
WHis'PER, 71. A low, soft voice.
WHIST, 71. A game at cards.
WHIST, a. Silent ; still ; quiet.
WHis'TLE (hwis'sl), V. 11. To utter a

shrill sound ; to blow ; to sound.
whis'tle (hwis'sl), 71. A sound made

by the breath, &c, ; a pipe.
whis'tler, n. One who whistles.
WHIT, n. A point; a jot; a tittle.
white, a. Having the color of snow.
white, 71. Whiteness ; any thing white,
whi'ten (hwi'tn), v. a. To make

white ; to bleach.
whi'ten (hwi'tn), v. n. To grow white.
white'ness, 7*. State of being white.
white '-SWELL-ING, 11. A disease.
white'thorn, 71. A species of thorn.
white'wash (hwlt'wosh), n. A wash

for making white ; a liquid plaster.
white'wash (hwlt'wosh), v. a. To

cover or wMten with whitewash.
white'-weed, 71, A noxious weed.
whith'er, ad. To what place or point.
w^HlTH-ER-sp-£v'ER, ad. To whatever
WHIT'ING, 71. Pulverized chalk, [place.
w:HIT'isH, a. Somewhat white.
whit'leath-kr, n. Leatiier dressed

with alum, remarkable for toughness.
whit'low, 71. A tumor on a finger, &c.
whit'tle,?;. a. To cut with a knife.
WHl'z, V. n. To make a buzzing noise.
WHIZ, n. A loud, buzzing noise.
WHO (ho), pron. rel. Applied to persons.
w^HO-EV'ER, pron. Any one whatever.
WHOLE (liol), a. All; total; complete.
WHOLE (hol),72.The total ; all of a thing.

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WHOLE'sale (hol'sal), n. Sale of goods
intlie lump, or in large quantities.

WHOLE'sale, a. Buying or selling in
the lump, or in large quantities.

whole'some (hol'suni), a. Salutary.

whol'ly (hol'le), ad. Totally; entirely.

WHOM (liom), proa. Objective of w/to.

WHOM-so-Ev'er, ;/ron.. The objective
of whosuever.

WHOOP (hop), n. A loud shout, as of
pursuit. See HooP.

WHOOP (hop), V. n. To make a Joud
cry ; to shout ; — written also hoop.

wh66p'ing-c6ugh,/(. Hooping-cough.

WHORE (h5r), 71. A prostitute.

Wh6r'tle-ber-ry (h\viir'tl-ber-e), n.
A genus of shrubs and the fruit.

Wh6§e (hoz), pron. Possessive of who.

WHO-SO-EV'ER, pron. Whoever.

whUr, n. A rough sound, as of r.

WHtJR, V. n. To pronounce r with force.

WHY (hwi), ad. For what reason.

wicK,7i. The cotton of a candle or lamp.

WICK'ED, a. Vicious; unjust; sinful.

WicK'ED-LY, ad. Criminally; corruptly.

WICK'ed-NESS, w. Sin; vice; guilt.

wIck'er, a. Made of small twigs.

WiCK'ET, 7), A small gate.

WIDE, fl. Broad; extensive; remote.

Wide'ly, orf. With great extent; far.

wi'den (wi'dn), v. a. To make wide.

Wi'den (wi'dn), V. n. To grow wide.

WID'g^EON (wld'jun), 7?. A water-fowl.

wiD'ow, 71. One whose husband is
dead, and who remains unmarried.

WiD'ow, V. a. To deprive of a husband.

wid'ow-er, 71. A man who has lost
his wife by death. [of a widow.

wid'oav-hood (wid'o-hud), n. State
r wId'ow-wail, 71. A shrub.

WIDTH, 7! . Breadth; wideness.

■waELD, V. a. To use ; to sustain, handle.

WIELD'Y (wel'de), a. Manageable.

WIFE, n. ; pi. waVES. A woman who
has a husband ; a liusband's consort.

WIG, 77, False hair worn on the head.

WIGHT (wit), 71. A person ; a being.

Wig'wAm, 77. An Indian's cabin or hut.

WILD, a. Not tame ; desert ; rude.

WILD, 77. A desert ; a tract uncultivated.

wIld'-boar, « A wild animal or hog.

Wild'-cat, 71. A ferocious, feline ani-

wiL 'DER-NESS,7i. A desert; a wild tract.

wild'fire, 77. An inflammable com-
pound ; Greek fire. [forest.

w^iLD'FO^L, 77. Fowls or birds of the

WILD'LY, ad. In a wild manner.

wild'ness, n. State of being wild.

wiLE,7j. A deceit ; fraud; stratagem.

wil'ful, a. Stubborn ; obstinate ; stiff.

wil'ful-ly, ad. Obstinately; stub-
bornly, [nacy ;^ contumacy.

wiL'FiJL-NESS, 71. Stubbornness; obsti-

WILL, 71. The faculty of choosing;
choice : — command : — a testament.

WILL, V. a. To desire; to direct; to
leave by will or testament.

WILL, V. auxiliary, [t. would.] Used
as a sign of the future tense.

wiLL'iNG, a. Inclined to any thing;
ready ; spontaneous ; voluntary.

will'ing-ly, ad. Voluntarily ; readily.

will'J]vg-n£ss, 71. Ready compliance.

wiL'LOW(wil'l6),7i. A tree. [lows.

wil'lqw-y. a. Abounding with wil-

wlLT, V. 11. To wither, as plants ; droop.

wi'ly, a. Cunning ; sly ; insidious.

wim'ble , 77. Instrument to bore holes.

win, v. [i. & p. won.] To gain by con-
quest, play, &;c. ; to gain ; to obtain.

WINCE, V. n. To shrink or start back.

WINCH, n. A handle to turn a screw.

WINCH, V. a. To kick ; to wince.

WIND, 7i. A current of air : — breath.

WIND, V. a. To ventilate ; to scent.

WIND, 7). a. &. n. [i. &. p. wound.] To
turn ; to twist : — to regulate in motion.

wind'a^^e, 77. The difference between
the diameter of tlie bore of a gun and
that of the ball. [viands.

wind'boOnd, a. Confined by contrary

wInd'-egg, 71. An egg not impregnated.

wind'er, 71. One that winds.

wind'fall , 71. Fruit blown off by wind .

wind'flow-er, 77. The anemone.

wind'gall,7i. a soft, flatulent tumor.

wliND'-GUN,7i. A gun discharged by air.

wInd'hov-ee., 77. A species of hawk.

wiND'i-NESS, 77. State of being windy

wiND'iNG, 77. A flexure ; a meander

wind'Jng-sheet, 71. A shroud for the
dead. [for raising. weights.

wind'lass, 77. A machine or cylinder

win'dle, 7?. A spindle ; a reel.

wind'mill, 71. A mill turned by wind.

win'dow, 77. An aperture in a building
to adniit air and light.

wind'pipe or wind'pipe,77. The pas-
sage foj the breath ; trachea.

wind'row, 77. Hay raked into a row.

wiND'wARD,a.Lying towards the wind.

wind'ward,77. Point towards the wind.

wiND'Yj'a. Full of wind ; stormy ; airy

wine, 77. Fermented juice of the grape.

w^ine'-bib-ber, 77. A drinker of wine.

wiNE 'glass, 77. A glass for drinking

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WiNGr, 71. The limb of a bird used in
flying : — a fan : — the side of an army,
of a building, &c.

WING, V. a. To furnish with wings.

WINK, V. n. To shut the eyes and open
them quickly : — to connive.

WINK, 71. The act of winlcinft : — a hint.

win'ning, p. a. That wins ; attractive.

win'n5w, v. a. &. n. To separate chaff
by the wind : — to fan ; to sift. [year.

win'ter, v. The cold season of the

win'ter, v. n. To pass the winter.

win'ter, v. a. To keep iji the winter.

win'ter-green, w. Evergreen plant.

win'ter-kill, v. a. To kill by the ef-
fect of the cold of winter.

win'try, a. Cold ; suitable to winter.

WI'ny, a. Having the taste or qualities
of wine ; like wine. [clear.

WIPE, V. a. To cleanse by rubbing ; to

WIPE, n. An act of cleansing : — a blow.

WIP'ER, n. One that wipes.

WIRE, 71. Metal drawn into a thread.

wire'drIw, v. a. To draw into wire.

wlRE'DRAW-ER,n. One who spins wire.

wir'y, a. Made of wire ; like wire.

wi^'dqm, n. Quality of being wise;
knowledge rightly used ; sagacity.

WI§E, a. Having wisdom ; sagacious ;
discreet; sage; judicious; prudent.

WI§E, n. Manner; way of acting.

WI§e'a-cre (wiz'a-ker), n. A dunce.

wi§e'ly, ad. In a wise manner.

WISH, V. n. To have desire ; to long.

WISH, V. a. To desire ; to long for.

WISH, n. A desire ; a thing desired.

WlSH'F©L,a. Longing ; desirous ; eager.

WISP, 71. A small bundle, as of hay.

wtsT'FtLjffl. Attentive; full of thought.

wIt, v. n. To know ; to be known.

WIT, 71. duickness of fancy ; a striking
or unexpected thought ; humor : —
sense : — a man of genius. [eery.

WITCH, 71. A woman who practises sor-

witch'craft, 71. Practice of witches.

WITCH'-£lm, 71. A kind of elm.

witch'er-y, n. Witchcraft ; sorcery.

WlTH, prep. By ; noting cause or means.

with, n. A twig, or band made of twigs,
for bindingj — written also withe.

WITH-al', ad. Along with the rest.

WITH-DRAW', V. a. To take back.

WITH-DRAW', V. n. To retire ; to retreat.

wiTH-DRAW'AL,7i. Act of withdrawing.

WITHE, 71. A twig; a with.

with'er, v. n. To fade ; to dry up.

w^ith'er,!). a. To make to fade or decay.

with'er§, n. pi. The ridge near the
base of a horse's neck.

with-hold', v. a. \i. &, p. withheld.]

To keep back ; to hinder ; to refuse.
wIth-in', prep. In ; not without.
WITH-IN', ad. In the inner parts.
wl'EH.-'6t!T',prep. Out of ; beyond.
wiTH-oifT', ad. On the outside, [cept.
wi'TH-OTJT', conj. Unless ; if not ; ex-
wiTH-STAND', V. a. [i. & p. withstood.]

To oppose ; to resist. [witlies.

wiTH'y, a. Made of, or resembling,
wi't'less, a. Wanting understanding.
wit'liivg, n. A petty pretender to wit.
wiT'NESS, H. Testimony ; evidence : —

one who bears testimony, [witness.
wit'ness, v. a. & a. To attest ; to oe a
wit'ti-ci§m,?i. Witty remark ; low wit.
wit'ty, a. Having wit; humorous.
WIVE§ (wivz), n. The plural of wife.
wiz'ARD, 71. A conjurer ; a sorcerer.
wIz'en (wiz'zn), V. n. To wither.
WOAD (wod), n. A plant used in dyeing.
WOE (vv5), 7t. Grief; sorrow; misery.
w5'Ff)L,,a. Sorrowful ; calamitous, [ly.
wo'ful-ly, ad. Sorrowfully; wretched-
WOLF(Wulf),7l. ; pi. woLVE§(vvulvz).

A fierce, wild animal.
woL,F'lSH_(wulf'jsh), a. Like a wolf.
wolf's'bane (wulfs'ban),7i. A plant.
WOL-VER-ENE' (vvul-),;;.. A quadruped.
WOM'an (wum'an), n. ; pi. WOM'EN

(wim'en). An adult, human female.
wom'an-ey (wum'-). a. Like a woman.
WOMB (worn), 71. Place of the fcetus.
wom'bat, n. A burrowing quadruped.
wom'en (wim'en), n. Plural of woma7i.
won (wun), i. &. p. from win. [marvel.
won'der, v. n. To be surprised; to
won'der, n. Surprise ; amazement.
w6N'DER-FUli,a. Surprising: amazing.
won'der-fOl-ly, ad. Marvellously.
won'drous, a. Marvellous ; strange.
wont'ed, p. a. Accustomed ; used,
woo, V. a. To court ; to solicit in love,
woo, V. n. To court ; to make love.
WOOD (wud), n. A collection of trees j

a forest^:— timber ; fuel.
wood'bine (wud'-), n. Honeysuckle.
wood'chat (wud'chat), n. A small

bird ; a species of shrike. [mot.

WOOD'CHtJCK (wud'chiik), n. A mar-
WOOD'cock (wud'kok), n. A bird.
WOOD'ctJT (wud'kiit), n. An engraving

on wood ; a print of such engraving.
WOOD'ed (wud'ed), a. Having wood.
wood'en (wud'dn), a. Made^f wood.
wood'-house, n. A house for wood.
WOOD'l.Xni> (wud'land), n. A forest.
wood'-eouse (wud'lous),7t. An insect.
wood'-note (wud'n6t),7i.Wild music.

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WOOT)'-NT?MPH (wud'nimf), 71. A
nymph of the woods. [sort of bird.

WOOD'peck-er (wud'pek-er), n. A

WOOd'y (wud'e), a. Abounding with
wood ; consisting of wood ; wooden.

WOO'ER, n. One wlio wooes ; a suitor.

WOOF, 71. Threads that cross the warp.

WOOL (wul), 71. The fleece of sheep.

WOOL'FEL. (wul'fel), 71. A skin with
the wool on it; a fell ; a pelt.

wool'len (wul'len), a. Made of wool.


wooL'sicK (wQl'sak), n. Sack of wool.

WORD (wiird), 77. An oral expression;
an articulate sound; a promise; a
token :— tidings : — Scripture.

WORD (wiird), 0. a.To express in words.

WORD'i-ness (wurd'e-nes), ti. Ver-
bosity, [verbose.

Word'y (wUrd'e), a. Full of words;

wore, i. from wear.

"work (wiirk), V. n. [i. &. p. wrought or
worked.] To labor, act:— to ferment.

WORK (wiirk), V. a. To form by labor.

work (wiirk), 71. Toil ; labor : — a book.

work'house (wnirk'hbus), 7i. A house
for work : — an almshouse.

WORK'in& (wiirk'-), n. Operation.

WORK'man (wiirk'man),7i. An artificer.

work'man-like (wiirk'-), a. Skilful.

work'man-ship (wiirk'-), n. Skill ; art.

work'shop, n. A place for work.

WORLD (wUrld), 71. The earth ; the
globe : — mankind : — the public.

of being worldly ; covetousness.

WORLD'ling (wiirld'ling), n. An idol-
izer of wealth ; one devoted to the
world or worldly gain.

WORLD'LY(wiirld'le), a. Relating or de-
voted to this world ; secular ; earthly.

WORM (wUrm), 71. A small, creeping
insect ; a grub : — any thing spiral.

WORM (wiirm), v. To work slowly, se-
cretly, and gradually, like a worm.

WORM'WOOD (wiirm'wud), n. A plant.

WORM'Y (wiirm'e), a. Full of worms.

W5RN, p. firom wear. [fret.

Wor'ry, v. a. To harass; to tease; to

Wor'ry, 71. Fretfulness. [bad.

WORSE (wiirs), a. ; comp. of bad. More

WORSE (wiirs), ad. In a worse manner.

wors'en (wiir'sn), v. a.To make worse.

WOR'ship (wiir'ship), n. A title of hon-
or; adoration; religious reverence.

WOR'ship (wiir'ship),7;.a.& 7i.To adore.

WOR'SHIP-FUL ( wiir'ship-fiil), a.Claim-
ing respect ; entitled to respect ; ven-

WOR'SHIP-Ftli-LY (wiir'-), ad. Re-

wor'ship-per (wiir'-), ti. One who
worships ; an adorer. [bad.

WORST (wiirst), a. ; superl. of bad. Alost

WORST (wiirst), 71. The most evil state.

WORST (wiirst), V. a. To defeat; to
overthrow. [twisted, woollen yarn.

WORs'ted (wors'ted), n. A hard-

WORT (wiirt), n. An herb : — new beer.

worth (wiirth), 71. The value of any
thing; price; merit; importance.

worth (v/iirth), a. Equal in value to.

wor'thi-ly (wiir'the-le), ad. Suitably.

WOR'THI-NESS (wiir'tfie-nes),?i. Merit.

WORTH'less (wiirth'les), a. Of no
value or worth ; useless.

wor'thy (wiir'the), a. Having worth;
deserving good or ill ; meritorious.

wor'thy (wiir'tlie), n. A man of merit.

woOld (wud), verb auxiliary ; i. of will.

WOUND ( wond or wbund), n. A hurt ; a
cut ; an injury ; laceration.

WOUND or woOnd, v. a. To hurt. .

wbl^ND (wound), i. &.p. from wind.

wove, i. from weave.

wo'VEN (wo'vn), p. from weave.

wran'gle (rang'gl), v. n. To quarrel.

WRXN'GLE(rang'gl),7i.Q,uarrel; dispute.

wrXn'gler (rang'gler),7i. A disputant.

WRAP (rap), V. a. [i. & p. wrapped or
wrapt.] To roll together ; to cover.

wrap'per, 71. One who wraps ; a cover.

WRAP'PiNG, 71. A covering ; a wrapper.

II wrath (rath or rath), 7t. Anger; fury.

||WRATH'FUL,a. Angry; furious ; raging.

WREAK (rek), V. a.To execute ; to inflict.

wreath (reth), 71. Ttny thing twisted ;
a garland. [wreaths ; to twist.

wreathe (reth), v. a. To form into

wreath'y (re'the), a. Spiral ; twisted.

WRECK (rek), 77. Destruction by sea ;
ruin ; shipwreck ; a vessel wrecked.

WRECK (rek), V. a. To destroy by dash-
ing on rocks or sands ; to strand.

Wr£ck'er (rek'er), n. One who plun-
ders vessels that are wrecked.

WREN (ren), 77. A small, perching bird.

wrench (rench), v. a. To pull with a
twist or violence ; to sprain.

WRENCH (rench), n. A pull ; a sprain.

WREST (rest), V. a. To extort; to force.

WREST (rest), 71. Distortion ; violence.

wres'tle (res'sl), v. n.To contend and
try to throw down ; to struggle.

wrest'ler (res'ler), n. One who

WREst'ling (res'ling), ti. A struggle.

wrEtch (rech), n. A villain ; a knave.

AElouy, long; aeioC^, short; AEioyy, oft^cMre.— fAre,faRjFAst,fallj h^ir,




"WrEtch'ed (rgch'ed), ffl. Miserable j

unhappy ; worthless ; bad.
WRETCH^ED-LY, ad. Miserably} vilely.
wretch'ed-n£ss, n. Misery.
wrig'gle' (rig'gl), V. lu To move the

•body to and fro,
WRiGr'GiiE (rig'gl), V, a. To put in

quick, reciprocating motion. [gles.
WRiG'GLER (rig'ler), n. One who wrig-
"VCRiGHT (rit), 71. A workman ; artificer,
WrIng ^rlng), r. a. [i. & p. wrung.]

To twist 5 to turn j to extort ; to wrest ;

to harass ; to distress ; to strain.
^'■RiNj&'ER(rin|'er),?i.One w^io wrings,
wrin'kle (ring'kl), tu A crease ; ridge.
WRiN'KLE (ring'kl), v. a. To contract

into wrinkles ; to make uneven,
WRIST (rist), n. The joint uniting the

hand to the arfia,
'WRiST'BAND (rist'band), tu A band or

fastening about the wrist.
WRtT (rit), n. A writing ; Scripture: —

a Jegal precept or instrument.
WRITE (rIt), V. a. [i. wrote ; p, written.]

To express by letters ; to compose.

WRiT'ER (rit'er), iu One who writes.

WRITHE (rith), V. a, To distort ; to twist.

WRITHE (rith), V. n. To be distorted.

WRIT'ING (nt'jng), 71. Act of forming
letters with a pen ; a manuscript.

WRIT 'TEN (rit'tn), p, from write,

WRONG (rong), n. An injury; injustice.

WRONG (rong), a. Not right ; unjust.

WRONG (rong), ad. Not rightly ; amiss.

WRONG (rong), V. a. To use unjustly.

AVRONG'FlJi. (rong'ful), A. Unjust;
wrong ; unfair. [justly.

wrono'fi)l,-l,v <rong'ful-e), ad. Un-

wr6ng'-head-ed (rong'-), a. Per-
verse; stubborru ^amiss.

wrong'ly (rong'le), ad. Unjustly;

wrote (rot), i. from write.

wroth .(rawth or roth), a. Excited by
wrath , angry ; exasperated.

WROU^^HT {rawt), i. & p^ from work.
Performed ; labored ; manufactured.

WRUNG {rung), i. & p. from wring.

WRY (rl), a. Crooked 5 distorted.

wry'neck. (ri'nek)^ai. A species of


Xe'bEc (ze'bek), n. A small, three-
masted vessel.
XY-L6G'RA-PHER(zi-log'rai-fer), n. An
engraver on wood.

XY-LO-GRiPH'ic, } a. Relating to

XY-iiP-GRAPH'i-cAii, ) wood-engrav-

ing. [art of engraving -on wood,

XY-LOG'RA-PHY (zl-lbg'rfi-fe), n. The


YACHT (yot), n. A small vessei of
state or pleasure.
YAM, re. An esculent, tuberous vegetable.
yan'kee (yang'ke), 71. A cant terra

for an inhabitant of New England.
YAP, V. 7u To bark ; to yelp ; to yaup,
yXrd, 71. An enclosure : — a measure of

three feeti — a timber to ^pport a sail.
YARD, V. a. To enclose in a yard,
yard'-arm, n. End of a ship's yard,
YARU'sTicK, ru A stick a yard long.
yard'wand (-wond), n. Yardstick.
yarn, n. Spun wool, flax, cotton, &e.
yar'row, n. A plant ; tlie milfoil.
Ykvv,v. n. T^ cry as a child or bird.
<yAw, n. An unsteady motion of a ship.

yAw, v. n. To deviate from the right
course, as a vessel in steering.

YAWL, 71. A boat belonging to a ship.

yAwl, v. n. To cry out. See Ye LI..

YlWNj V. 71. To gape ; to open the mouth.

YAWN, n. Oscitation ; a gape ; a hiatus,

YAWN'ING, a. Sleepy ; gaping.

YE, proTu Nominative plural of thou.

yea (ya or ye), ad. Yes ; truly,

YEAN, V, 71. To brinf young, as ^heep,

YE AN'LING, 71- The young of sheep.

YEAR, 71. The space of time occupied by
the revolution of the earth iu its orbit;
12 calendar months ; 365 days.

year'ling, 71. An animal one year old.

year'ly, a. Happening every year.

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TEAR'liV, ad. Annually ; once a year.

YEARN, V. n.To feel pain, pity, or desire.

TTEARN'ing, n. Th,e emotion of pity.

YEAST, n. Bann used for leavening
bread ; spume ; foam. [yeast.

YEASt'y, a. Containing or resembling

YELK, V. The yellow part o£ an egg ; —
written also yulk. [scTBam.

YELL, V. n. To cry oixt in- pain; to

YELL, re. Cry of horror 3 hideous outcry.

YEL'low (yel'lo), a. Being of a gold
color^ [hue.

y£l'"low, 7r._ Yellow color ; a golden

ySl'lqw-fe'ver, n. A malignant,
bilious fever ; — called also the black

"SEL-'LOW-HAivr-MrEE:, w, A fewrd.

yIl'low-ish, a. Approacliing to yel-
low, [yellow.

YEL'LQW-NJSss, 71. Q,uality of being

yel'low§, n. pi. A disease in liorses
and cattle : — a disease in trees and

YELP'y V, n.. To barkj as a dog. [plants.

YEO'MAN (yo'man), n. r V^. YE.o'^jVIEN:.
A farmer ; a freeliolder..

YEO'MAN-RY, 71.. Tfee body of yeomen.

YEJRK, V. a. To throw out ; to lash.

YERK, n. A quick motion ; a jerk.

YES, ad. Noting assent ; yea ; truly.

YEST or YEST, 71. Barm. See Yeast.

y£s'ter, a. Being next before th& pres-
ent day. _ [to-day.

y£s'ter-day, n. The day next before

YES'TER-DAY, ad. On the day last past.

yes'ter-ni&ht, n. The last night.

y£t, conj. Nevertheless ; however.

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