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Floun'der, n. a small, flat fish.
Flbun'der, v. n. to struggle, stumble.
Flour, n. the edible part of wheat, &c.
Flour'ish, (fliir'ish) v. n. to thrive, as a

plant ; to prosper ; to boast.
Flour'ish, v. a. to adorn ; to brandish.
Flour'ish, (liiir'ish) 71. vigor; display;

ostentation ; a musical prelude.
Flout, V. to mock ; to insult ; to sneer.
Flout, 71. a mock ; an insult; a sneer.
Flow, (tio) V. n. to run as water; to

melt; to proceed; to issue; to abound.
Flow, V. a. to overliow ; to deluge.
Flovy, 71. rise of water ; volubility.
Flbw'er, n. the blossom of a plant; an

ornament; the prime. [som.

Flbw'er, v. n. to be in flower ; to blos-
Flbw'er-de-Iuce', n, a bulbous iris.
Flbw'er-y, a. full of flowers ; florid.
Flow'ing, p. a, abounding ; copious.
Flown, (rion) p. from Fhj ; gone away.
Fluct'u-ant, a. wavering; uncertain.
Fluct'u-ale, v. n. to wave ; to waver.
Fluct-u-a'tion, 71. alternate motion.
Fliie, (du) n. pipe of a chimney.
Flu'en-cy, 77. act of flowing ; ready

utterance ; volubility of speech.
Flu'ent, a. liquid ; flowing ; voluble.
Flu'ent-ly, ad. with ready flow.
Flu'id, a. running ; not solid ; liquid.
Flii'id, 77. a liquid ; animal juice.
Flu-id'i-ty, n. quality of being fluid.
Fluke, 71. the broad part of an anchor.
Flume, 71. a channel for water.
Flum'mer-y, 77. food made of flour;
Flung, i. & p. from FUntr. [flattery
Flur'ry, 71. a gust of wind ; bustle.

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Flur'ty, V. a. to agitate ; to alarm.

Flush, V. n. to flow suddenly ; to glow.

Flush, V. a. to color ; to redden, elate.

Flush, a. fresh ; glowing ; affluent.

Flush, n. liow ; bloom ; abundance.

Fliis'ter, V. a. to disguise ; to confound.

Flus'ier, n. agitation ; bustle ; liurr}'.

Flute, n. a rausital wind-instrument.

Flute, V. n. to play on the flute.

Flute, V. a. to hollow ; to channel.

Flut'ter, V. n. to riy or move quickly.

Flut'ter, 71. quick motion ; confusion.

Flu-vi-at'ic, a. belonging to rivers.

Flux, n. a flowing j dysentery : fusion.

FlQx'ion, (fiuk'shun) n. act of flowing:
— a very small, variable quantity.

FlQx'ion-^- ry, a. relating to lluxions.

Fly, V. n. [i. Hew ; p. down ;] to move
with wings ; to pass swiftly.

Fly, V. a. to shun ; to cause to fly.

Fly, n. a small winged insect.

Fly'blow, (fli'blo) n. the egg of a fly.

Fly'blovv, I', a. to fill with maggots.

Fly'-leaf, 71. an inserted or blank leaf.

Foal, (fol) 71. the offspring of a mare.

F5al, (fol) V. a. Si. n. to bring forth a foal.

Foam, n. a white substance ; froth ;

Foam, V. n. to froth ; to rage, [spume.

Foam'y, a. covered with foam ; frothy.

Fob, 71. a small pocket for a watch.

Fob, V. a. to cheat : to trick ; to defraud.

Fo'cal, a. belonging to the focus.

Fo'cus, 7i. ,- fl. fo'ci ; point of conver-
gence, where the rays of light meet.

Fod'der, n. dry food fur cattle.

Fod'der, v. a. to feed with dry food.

Foe, (fo) 77. an enemy ; an adversarj'.

Fog, 7!. a thick mist ; a moist vapor.

Fog'gi-ness, n. the state of being foggj\

^'^o%y-> «• filled with fog; mist3^

Foh, interj. expressing contempt,

Fbi'ble, 77. a weakness ; a failing.

Foil, 7.'. a. to defeat ; to blunt ; to dull.

Foil, 71. a defeat ; a thin leaf; gilding;
something to heighten lustre.

Foist, V. a. to insert wrongfully.

Fold, n. a pen for sheep : — a doubling.

Fold, V. a. to shut in a fold ; to double.

Fold, V. n. to double over another.

Fold'er, n. he or that which folds.

Fo-lj-a'ceons, (fo-le-a'shus) a. leafy.

Fo'li-a^e, n. leaves of trees.

FS'lj-ate, V. a. to beat into plates.

Fo-lj-a'tion, 7?. act of foliating.

F5'li-o, 7/. a book with two leaves to a
sheet ; a page ; a leaf.

Folk, (fok) or Folks, (foks) n. pi. peo-
ple, in familiar language ; persons.


Fol'li-cle, (f61'le-kl) n. a little bag.

Fol'low, V. a. &. n. to go after ; to p>ir-
sue ; to imitate ; to succeed.

Fol'low-er, n. one who follows.

Fol'ly, n. foolishness ; weakness.

Fo-ment', v, a. to bathe with warm
lotions ; to encourage ; to excite.

Fo-men-ta'tipn, n. act of fomenting.

Fond, a. weak ; doting ; partial to.

Fon'dle, v. a. to treat fondly ; to caress.

Fon'dling, n. a person much fondled.

Fond'ly, ad. dotingly ; tenderly.

Fond'ness, n. foolish tenderness.

Font, n. a baptismal basin or vessel :
— an assortment of printing types.

Food, 71. victuals ; nourishment.

F3ol, 71. a person void of understand-
ing ; an idiot ; a buffoon ; a jester.

Fool, V. n. to trifle ; to toy ; to idle.

F661'er-y, n. folly ; an act of folly.

F6ol'-har-dy, a. foolishly bold ; rash.

Fool'ish, a. void of understanding.

Fool'jsh-l}^, ad. in a foolish manner.

Fool'ish-ness, 7). folly ; foolish practice.

Fool'^'-cap, n. a paper of small size.

Foot, (fut) n.-; pi. fegt ; the part upon
which a thing stands : — a measure
in verse: — a measure of 12 inches.

Foot, (fut) V. n. to dance ; to walk.

Foot'bdll, (fut'bal) n. a ball driven by
the foot; a play with the football.

Foot'boy, (fut'bbi) n. a menial.

Foot'ing, (fut'ing) 7i. ground for the
foot ; support ; basis ; foundation.

Foot'man, (fiit'man) ?j. a menial.

Foot'mark, ti. a print of the foot.

Foot'pace, (fut'pas) 77. a slow pace.

Foot'pad, (fut'pad) n. a highwayman.

Foot'pith, (fut'pith) 71. a way for foot-

Foot'step, (fut'step) n. a mark or tread
of the foot.

Foot'stool, 71. a stool for the feet.

Fop, 7j. a gay man ; a coxcomb ; a beau.

Fop'ling, n. a petty fop.

Fop'per-y,7i-impertinence; showy folly.

Fop' pish, a. like a fop ; vain in dress.

For, prep, because of; in place of.

For, conj. because ; on this account.

F6r'a*e, v. to seek forage ; to ravage.

For'a*e, n. food for horses and cattle.

For-a^-much', conj. because that.

For-bade', (for-bad') i. from Forbid.

For-bedr', (for-bir') v. n. [i. forbore ; p.
forborne ;] to cease ; to abstain.

For-beir', v. a. to decline ; to avoid.

For-bear'fince, 7i. act of forbearing ;
command of temper; lenity

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F^r-bfd', V. a. [i. forbade, forbid ; p. for-
bidden ;] to prohibit ; to interdict.

For-bid'ding, p. a. causing aversion.

For-borne', p. from Forbear.

Force, n. strength ; vigor ; might ; vio-
lence ; virtue; efficacy; validjty.

Force, V. a. to compel ; to press, urge.

Force'ful, a. violent ; strong; forcible.

Force'meat, n. cooked meat stuffed.

F5r'ci-ble, a. strong ; cogent ; violent.

For'ci-bly, ad. powerfully ; by force.

Ford, n. a part of a river that may be
forded. [raing.

Ford,?), a. to pass a river without swini-

Ford'a-ble, o. passable without swim-

Fore, a. anterior ; coming first.

Fore, ad. anteriorly ; before.

Fore-arm', v. a. to provide for attack.

Fore-bode', v. a. to predict, foreknow.

Fore-bod'ing, n. perception beforehand.

Fore-cSst', v. n. to form schemes.

Fore'cSst, n. foresight ; foretiiouglit.

Fore'cSs-tle, (for'kis-sl) n. the upper
deck, near the head of a ship,

Fore-clo^e', v. a. to shut up, preclude.

F5re-cl6§'ure, (-klo'zhur) 71. preclusion.

Fore-doom', v. a. to doom beforeJiand.

P'ore'fa-ther, n. an ancestor.

Fore'f in-|er, n. finger next the thumb.

Fore-go', V. a. [i. forewent ; p. fore-
gone ;] to quit ; to give up ; to resign.

Fore'ground, n. the part of the ground
of a picture before the figures.

Fore'hand-ed, a. early; timely.

Fore'head, (for'ed or for'hed) n. the
upper part of the face.

For'eign, (for'in) a. of another country;
alien ; remote ; not to the point.

For'eign-er, (f 6r'in-er) n. one from an-
other country ; an alien.

Fore-jud*e', v. a. to judge beforehand.

Fore-know', (-no') v. a. to know before.

F6re-knowl'ed*e, (for-nol'ej) n. pre-
science ; knowledge of the future.

Fore'land, n. a promontory ; a cape.

Fore'lock, n. the hair on the forehead.

Fore'man, n. the presiding officer of a
jury ; a chief workman.

Fore'most, a. first in place or dignity.

Fore'noon, n. the time before midday.

Fo-ren'sic, a. belonging to courts.

Fore-gr-dain', ordain beforehand.

Fore'part, n. the anterior part.

Fore'rank, 71. the first rank ; the front.

Fore-run', v. a. to go before, precede.

Fore-riin'ner, n. a precursor.

F5re-see', v. a. to see beforehand.

Fore-sh5w', (for-sho') v. a. to discovei
before it happens ; to predict.

Fore'sight, (for'sit) ?i. prescience ; fore-
knowledge ; forecast. [trees.

For'est, n. a tract of land covered with

Fore-stall', v. a. to anticipnte ; to buy up
produce before it comes to market.

Fore-taste', v. a. to taste before.

Fore'taste, n. anticipation.

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

Fore-tell', v. n. to utter prophecy.

Fore'thought, (for'thawt) n. anticipa-
tion ; caution ; forecast.

Fore-to'ken, (-tS'kn) v. a. to foreshow

Fore'top, n. hair on the forehead.

For-ev'er, ad. eternally ; without end.

Fore-warn', v. a. to admonish before.

Fore-warn'ing, n. previous caution.

Fbr'feit, (fdr'f jt) n. a fine for an of-
fence ; mulct. [fence.

For'feit, (for'fit) v. a. to lose by ofc

For'fejt-a-ble, a. that may be lost.

Fbr'feit-ure, (fbr'f it-yiir) n. act of for-
feiting ; tiling forfeited ; a fine.

For-gave', i. from For give.

For*e, 71. a place where iron is beaten ;
a furnace. [counterfeit.

F5r|e, v. a. to form by the hammer ; to

For*'er, n. one who forges or forms.

F6r|'er-y, n. crime of counterfeiting.

For-get', V. a. \i. forgot ; p. forgotten or
forgot ;] to lose memory of.

For-get'ful, a. apt to forget ; heedless.

For-get'ful-ness, n. loss of memory.

Fgr-giv'a-ble, a. that may be pardoned.

For-f ive', v. a. [i. forgave ; p. for-
given :] to pardon ; to remit.

For-giv'en, (-|iv'vn) p. from Forgive.

For-give'ness, n. the act of forgiving.

For-giv'ing, p. a. inclined to forgive.

For-got', i. & p. from Forget.

Fgr-got'ten, (for-got'tn) p. from Forget,

Fork, V. a pronged instrument.

Fork, V. n. to shoot into blades, divide

Fbrk'ed, a. formed like a fork.

Fbrk'y, a. forked ; opening into parts.

For-lbrn', a. forsaken ; helpless ; lost.

Form, n. a mould; method; shape j
figure ; beauty ; order ; ceremony.

Form, or Form, n. a long seat.

Form, 7). a. to make ; to plan, model.

Fbr'mal, a. ceremonious ; stiff.

Fbr'mal-ist, n. an observer of forms.

For-mal'i-ty, n. ceremony; precisenesa

Fbr'mal-iy^ ud. in a formal manner.

For-ma'tion, n. the act of forming.

Fbr'ma-tive, a. giving form ; plastic.

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Frfrm'er, n. one who forms ; a maker.

Fbr'mer, a. before in time ; past ; prior.

Fbr'mer-ly, ad. in times past ; at first.

For'mi-d£i-ble, a. terrible ; dreadful.

Fdr'mi-da-bly, ad. in a terrible manner.

Fbrm'iess, a. having no form.

Fbr'mu-la, n. a prescribed form.

Fbr'mu-l^i-ry, n. a book of forms.

Fbr'mu-lai-ry, a. ritual ; prescribed.

Fbr-ni-ca'tion, iu incontinence of un-
married persons; concubinage, [tion.

Fbr'ni-ca-t9r, n. one guilty of fornica-

For-ray', n. a hostile incursion.

For-sake', v. a. [i. forsook ; ■p. forsa-
ken ;] to leave ; to quit ; to desert.

For-sook', (for-suk') i. from Forsake.

For-sooth', ad. in truth ; indeed.

For-swe4r', (for-swAr') v. a. [i. for-
swore; p. forsworn ;] to deny on oath.

For-sweir', v. n. to swear falsely.

Fort, n. a fortified post ; a fortress.

Forte, ju that in which one excels.

Fortli, ad. forward ; abroad.

Forth-com'ing, a. about to appear.

Fbrth-with', ad. immediately.

Fbr'ti-f i-a-ble, a. that may be fortified.

Fbr-ti f i-ca'tion, n- a place or work
built for strength ; a fort.

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

Fbr'ti-tude, n. strength to endure pain ;
resolution ; patience ; firmness.

Fbrt^night, n. space of two weeks.

Fbr'tress, n. a fortified place ; fort.

For-tu'i-toGs, a. accidental ; casual.

For-tu'i-ty, 7i. chance ; fortuitousness.

Fbrt'u-nate, a. lucky ; successful, [ly.

Fbrt'u-nate-ly, ad. happily ; successful-

Fbrt'une, (fbrt'yun) n. chance ; luck ;
fate ; event ; wealth ; riches.

Fbrt'une, v. n. to befall ; to happen.

Fbr'ty, a. & n. four times ten.

Fo'rum, n. the Roman tribunal ; a
court ; a public place.

Fbr'ward, ad. onward ; progressively.

Fbr'vvard, a. warm ; earnest; early.

Fbr'ward, v. a. to hasten ; to send on.

Fbr'ward-ness, n. eagerness ; earliness.

Fosse, n. a ditch ; an intrenchment.

Fos'sil, n. a substance dug out of the

Fos'sil, a. dug out of the earth, [earth.

Fos-sjl-if 'er-ous, a. producing fossils.

Fos'sil-ist, n. one versed in fossils.

Fos'ter, v. a. to nurse ; to cherish.

Fos'ter-a|e, n. the charge of nursing.

Fos'ter-br6th-er, n. one fed at the same
breast. [who is not its parent.

Fos'ter-child, n. a child nursed by one

Fos'ter-er, n. one who fosters.

Foth'er, n. a weight of lead ; a load.

Fought, (fiwt) i. &. p. from Fight.

Foul, a. not clean ; not fair ; impure.

Foul, V. a. to daub ; to make filthy.

Fou'mart, (fo'mart) n. a polecat.

Found, i. &. p. from Find. [cast.

Found, V. a. to build ; to establish ; to

Fbun-da'tion, n. basis ; support ; rise.

Fbund'er, n. one who founds ; builder

Fbun'der, v. n. to sink ; to trip ; to fail.

Fbun'der-y, or Fbun'dry, n, a place or
house for casting metals.

Fbund'ling, n. a child deserted.

Fount, n. a spring ; a font ; a fountain.

Fbun'tain, (fbun'tin) n. a well ; a
spring ; first principle ; first cause.

Four, (for) a. twice two.

Four' fold, (for'fbld) a. four times told.

F6ur'-foot-ed,(-fut-) a. having four feet.

Four'score, a. four times twenty.

Four'squire, a. quadrangular.

Four'teen, (for'ten) a. four and ten.

Fourth, (forth) a. the ordinal of four.

Fourth'ly, ad. in the fourth place.

Fowl, n. a winged animal ; a bird.

Fowl, V. n. to kill birds for game.

Fbwl'er, n. a sportsman who kills birds.

Fbwl'ing-piece, m. a gun to shoot birds.

Fox, n. an animal noted for cunning.

Fox' glove, n. a plant ; the digitalis.

Fox'-hunt-er, n. one who hunts foxes.

Fox'tail, n. a plant ; a species of grass.

Fox'-ti^p, n. a gin or snare to catch

Fra'cas, n. a noisy quarrel. [foxes.

Frac'tion, n. act of breaking; a broken
part : — a broken number.

Fi^c'tion-al, a. relating to fractions.

Frac'tiousj (frak'shus) a. cross ; peev-

Fract'ur'e, (frakt'yur) n. a breach, [ish.

Fract'ure, (frakt'yur) v. a. to break.

Fra^'ile, a. brittle ; easily broken.

Fra-|il'i-ty, n. brittleness ; weakness

Frag'ment, w. a part broken off; piece.

Fi^g'men-ta-ry, a. composed of frag-
ments, [grateful odor.

Fra'gr?nce, n. sweetness of smell ;

Fra'grjmt, a. odorous ; sweet of smell-
Frail, a. weak ; infirm ; liable to error.

Frail, n. a basket made of rushes.

Frail'ty, n. weakness ; infirmity.

Frame, v. a. to form ; to make ; to plan.

■Frame, n. the timbers which support
a building ; a fabric ; order.

Franc, n. a French coin, near 19 cents.

Fran'chi^e, (fran'chiz) n. exemption ;
privilege ; immunity ; right granted.

Fran'chife, v. a. to make free.

Fran'chi§e-ment, n. enfranchisement.

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Fi^n-gi-bil'j-ty, n. state of being fran-

Fi^n'^i-ble, a. brittle ; easily broken.

Frank, a. liberal ; open ; ingenuous.

Frank, n. a free letter. [age.

Frank, v. a. to exempt letters from post-
Frank' in-cense, n, a resinous perfume.

Frank'ly, ad. liberally ; freely ; openly.

Pi^nk'ness, n. openness ; liberality.

Fi^n'tjc, a. mad ; raving ; furious.

Fra-ter'nal, a. brotherly ; becoming
brothers. [hood.

Fra-ter'ni-ty, n. a society ; a brother-

Fra-ter'nize, v. n. to concur with.

Frat'rj-cide, n. the murder of a broth-
er ; the murderer of a brother.

Frsiud, n. deceit ; a trick ; artifice.

Friud'ful, a. treacherous ; artful.

FrStud'y-lence, n. deceit ; fraud.

Fraud'u-lent, a. deceitful ; treacherous.

FrsLught, (frawt);*. from Freight; laden.

Fray, n. a battle ; a quarrel ; a riot.

Fray, v. a. to fright ; to terrify ; to rub.

Freak, n. a sudden fancy ; a whim.

Freak'ish, a. capricious ; whimsical.

Frec'kie, (frek'kl)7i. spot on the skin.

Frec'kled, (frek'kld) a. spotted.

Frec'kly, a. full of freckles ; spotted.

Free, a. being at liberty ; open ; frank ;
liberal; lax; guiltless; clear; exempt.

Free, v. a. to set at liberty ; to rescue.

Free'boot-er, n. a robber ; a pillager.

Free'bbrn, a. inheriting liberty.

Free'cost, n. freedom from expense.

Freed'man, n. a slave manumitted.

Free'dom, n. liberty ; independence.

Free'liold, n. an estate held in perpet-
ual right. [bold.

Free'hold-er, n. one who has a free-

Free'ly, ad. with freedom ; frankly.

Free'man, n. one who enjoys liberty ;
one possessed of civil rights.

Free'ness, n. the being free ; openness.

Free'-school, n. a school free to all.

Fre5'st6ne, n. stone easily wrought.

Free'think-er, n. an unbeliever.

Free'think-ing, 71. unbelief; infidelity.

Free-will', n. the power of directing
one's own actions.

Freeze, v. a. &c n. [i. froze ; p. frozen ;]
to congeal or be congealed by cold.

Freight, (fmt) v. a. to load a sbip, &:c.

Freight, (frat) ?i. the lading of a ship.

Freight'er,(frat'er) n. one who freights.

French, n. the language of France. —
pi. the people of France.

French, a. belonging to France.

JFrench'-hbrn,n. a musical instrument.

Fre-net'ic, a. distracted ; frantic.
Fren'zy, n. distraction of mind.
Fre'quen-cy, n. state of being frequent
Fre'quent, a. often occurring ; usual.
Fre-quent', v. a. to visit often.
Fre-quent'a-tive, a. repeating often.
Fre'quent-ly, ad. often ; commonly.
Fres'co, n. a painting on fresh plaster.
Fresh, a. cool ; not salt ; new ; florid.
Fresh, n. ; pi. fresh'ef ; a flood, or rise

01 water ; a freshet. [fresh.

Fresh'en, (fresh'shn) v. a. to make
Fresh 'et, n. a sudden rise of water.
Fresh'iy, ad. coolly ; newly ; recently.
Fresh'man, ji. a novice ; one in the

lowest class in a college.
Fresh'ness, n, state of being fresh.
Fret, 71. agitation of liquors ; agitation

of the mind ; irritation. [rode.

Fret, V. a. to irritate ; to vex ; to cor-
Fret, V. n. to be agitated or angry.
Fret'ful, a. petulant; ill-humored.
Fret'ful-ly, ad. in a fretful manner.
Fret'ful-ness, n. state of being fretful.
Frl-a-liil'i-ty, ) n. state of being fri-
Fri'a-ble-ness, J able.

Fri'a-ble, a. easily pulverized.
Fri'ar, n. a monk of some order.
Fri'a-ry, w. a monastery of friars,
Frib'ble, a. frivolous ; trifling ; silly
Frib'ble, v. n. to trifle ; to totter.
Frib'ble, or Frib'bler, v. a trifler ; fi-^p.
Fric-as see', n. a dish of chickens, &.c.,

dressed with strong sauce.
Fric-as-see', v, a. to dress in fricassee
Frlc'tion, n. act of rubbing ; attrition.
Fri'day, n. the sixth day of the waelc.
Friend, (frend) ?i. one joined to another

by affection ; a confidant.
Friend'less, a. destitute of friends.
Friend'li-ness, n. kindness. [ble.

Friend'ly, a. kind ; favorable ; arnica-
Friend'ship, n. intimacy united with

affection ; personal kindness.
Frieze, (fr5z) n. a coarse \yoollen cloth.
PiTg'ate, n. a ship of war, carrying

from 20 to 50 guns.
Fright, (frit) v. a. to terrify ; frighten.
Fright, (frit) n. sudden terror; al irm,
Fright'en, (fri'tn) v. a. to terrify.
Frlght'fiil, a. terrible ; dreadful. [ly
Fright'ful-ly, (frlt'ful-le) ad. dreadful-
Fri|'id, a. cold ; dull ; lifeless.
Fri-*id'i-ty, n. state of being fii;,'id.
Frill, n. an edging ; a ruflle.
Fringe, 71. ornamental trimming; edge
Frinfe, v. a. to adorn with frinj^es.
Frin*'y, a. adorned with fringes.

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Frip'per, 71. a dealer in old things.

Fiip'per-y, n. old clothes ; rags ; trifles.

Frisk, V. n. to leap ; to skip ; to dance.

Frisk, n. a frolic ; a fit of gayetj'.

Frisk'et, n. a frame to confine paper in

Frisk'j-ness, n. gayety. [printing.

Frisk'y, a. gay ; frolicsome ; wanton.

Frit, 71. materials for glass.

Frith, n. a strait of the sea ; an estuary.

Frit'ter, n. a pancake : — a fragment.

Frit'ter, v. a, to break into small pieces.

Fri-vol'i-ty, n. triflingness ; frivolous-
ness ; folly.

Friv'9-loiis, a. slight ; trifling ; vain.

Friv'o-loiis-ness, n. triflingness ; van-
Frizz, V. a. to curl ; to frizzle. [ity.

Friz'zle, v. a. to curl in short curls.

Friz'zle, n. a curl ; lock of hair crisped.

Fro, ad. from : — contraction of from.

Frock, 71. a garment ; a coat ; a gown
for children.

Frog, 71. a small amphibious animal.

Frol'ic, a. gay ; full of levity; playful.

Frol'ic, n. a prank ; a scene of mirth.

Frol'ic, V. n. \i. &. p. frolicked ;] to play
wild pranks ; to be merry.

Frbl'ic-some, a. full of gayety ; playful.

From, prep, noting source ; out of.

Fron-des'cence, n. time or act of put-
ting forth leaves.

Front, (frunt) n. the forehead ; face ;
fore part of any thing. [counter.

Front, V. a. to oppose directly ; to en-
Front, V. n. to stand foremost.

Fr6nt'a*e, n. the fore part ; the front.

Front'«al, a. relating to the front, [let.

Front'al, n. a little pediment ; a front-

Fron'tier, n. utmost verge ; border.

Fron'tier, a. bordering ; conterminous.

Fron'tis-piece, n. an ornamental page
of a book ; the face of a building.

Front'less, a. unblushing ; impudent.

Front'let, 71. a bandage on the forehead.

l|Frost, (frost or fraust) n. a fluid con-
gealed by cold ; congelation.

||Frost'y, a. cold ; hoary; like frost.

IIFroth, (froth or frsiuth) 71. spume; foam.

HFroth'y, a. full of froth ; empty.

Frounce, 7i. a wrinkle ; a curl ; fringe.

Frounce, v. a. to curl ; to wrinkle.

Fr5'ward, a. peevish ; perverse.

Fro'vvard-Iy, ad. peevishly; perversely.

Fr5'ward-ness, 71. perverseness.

Frown, v. n. to look stern or angry.

Frown, V. a. to drive off by stern looks.

Frown, 7i. a stern or angry look.

Froze, i. from Freeze.

Fro'zen, (fro'zn) p. from Freeze.

Fruc-tSs'cence, n. the ripening of fr ait

Fruc-tif'er-uus, a. bearing fiuit.

Fruc-ti-fi-ca'tion, n. fecundation.

Friic'tj-f y, v. to make or be fruitful.

Fru'gal, a. thrifty ; economical.

Fru-gal'i-ty, n. state of being frugal j
thrift ; frugal economy.

Fril'gal-ly, ad. economically ; thriftily.

Fru-|if'er-ous, a. bearing fruit.

Fruit, (f^rut) 71. product of the earth,
trees, and plants ; profit ; offspring.

Fruit'a*e, (frut'aj) 71. fruit collectively.

Fruit'er-er, n. one who trades in fruit.

Fruit'er y, n. a repository for fruit.

Fruitful, a. productive ; prolific.

Fruit'ful-ness, n. plentiful production,

Fru-i"tion, (fru-ish'un) n. act of enjoy-
ing ; enjoyment; possession; use.

Friiit'less, a. barren ; unprofitable.

Fruit'-treS, n. a tree that produces fruit.

Fru-men-ta'ceous, (-shus) a. made of
grain. [milk.

Fru'men-ty, n. food of wheat boiled in

Frfimp'jsh, a. testy ; snappish.

Frush, 71. the frog or tender horn in the
middle of the sole of a horse's foot.

Friis'trate, v. a. to defeat; to disappoint.

Frus-tra'tion,77.disappointment; defeat.

Frtls'tum, n. ; pi. frias't^i ; the part of a
solid next to the base when cut off.

Fry, n. a swarm of fishes ; a dish fried.

Fry, V. to cook in a frying-pan. [&c.

Fry'ing-pan, 71. a pan for frying meat,

Fud'dle, V. to make or get drunk.

Fii'el, n. wood, coal,&c., for the fire.

Fu-ga'cious, (-shus) a. volatile; flying.

Fu-ga^'i-ty, n. act of flying ; volatility.

Fu'|i-tive, a. flying; short-lived.

Fu'^i-tive, 7i. a deserter ; a renegade.

Fugue, (fug) n. a succession or repe-
tition of parts in music.

Fiil'crum, n. a prop ; a support.

Ful-f ii', V, a. to accomplish ; to effect.

Ful-f il'nient, n. performance.

Fiil'gen-cy, n. splendor ; effulgence.

Ful'fent, a. shining; very bright.

Fiil'gbr, n. splendor ; brightness.

Full, a. replete ; without vacuity ; sat-
urated ; complete ; strong ; perfect.

Full, 71. complete measure ; the whole.

Ffill, ad. quite ; exactly ; dircctlj\

Full, V. a. to thicken and cleanse, aa

FuU'er, n. one who fulls cloth, [cloth.

Full-fed', ;>. a. abundantly fed; sated.

Full-length', a. embracing the whole.

Ful'ly, ad. completely; without defect.

Fiil'mi-nate, v. to thunder ; to explode.

Fiil-mi-na'tion, n. an explosion.

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