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Sa'vo-ri-ness, n. pleasing taste or

Sa'vor-iess, a. wanting savor, [smell.

Sa'vo-ry, a. pleasing to the taste.

Siw, I. from See.

S3lw, 71. an instrument for cutting
boards, &;c. : — a saying ; a proverb.

Saw, V. a. to cut with a saw. [ing
Saw'dust, n. dust arising from saw-
Saw'-pjt, 71. pit where wood is sawed.
Saw'yer, n. one who saws.
Sax'i-fra*e, n. a medicinal plant.
Sax'on, a. belonging to the Saxons.
Say, (sa) v. a. & n, [i. Sep. said, (sed ;)]

to speak ; to utter ; to tell.
Say, re. what one has to say ; a speech
Say'ing, n. an expression ; proverb.
Scab, n. an incrustation over a sore.
Scab'bard, 71. the sheath of a sword.
Scab'bed, a. covered with scabs ; vile.
Scab'by, a. full of scabs; scabbed.
Sca'bi-ous, a. itchy ; leprous ; scabby.
Sca'brous, a. rough ; rugged ; harsh.
Scaffold, n. a temporary support or

stage for shows, for hay, &c.
Scaf'fold-ing, n. a temporary frame.
Scal'a-ble, a. that may be scaled.
Sca-lade', n. an assault; an escalade.
Scald, V. a. to burn with hot liquor.
Scald, n. scurf on the head : — a burn.
Scald, or Scald, n. an ancient Scan-
dinavian poet.
Scald'head, re. a kind of local leprosy.
Scal'dic, a. relating to the poets called

scalds. [of a fish : — gradation.

Scale, n. a balance : — the small shell
Scale, climb : — to strip of scales.
Scale, V. n. to peel off in thin particles.
Sca-lene', a. having three unequal

sides, as a triangle.
Sca'Ii-ness, n. the state of being scaly.
Scall'ion, (skal'yun) 71. a kind of onion.
ScaI'lop, (skol'lup) 71. a shell-fish : — •

an indentation, [notch.

ScaI'lop, (skol'lup) V. a. to indent; to
Scalp, re. the skin of the top of the

head, on which the hair grows.
Scalp, V. a. to deprive of the scalp.
Scal'pel, n. a surgeon's knife.
Sca'ly, a. covered with scales ; paltry.
Scam'ble, v. to stir quick ; to scramble.
Scam'mo-ny, re. a plant ; a gum resin.
Scamp, 71. a worthless fellow ; a knave.
Scam 'per, v. run with speed.
Scan, V. a. to examine ; to measure.
Scan'djl,re. offence ; disgrace ; infamy.
Scan'dal-ize, v. a. to offend ; to defame.
Scan'da-lous, a. opprobrious ; shame-
Scan'da-loiis-ly, ad. shamefully, [ful.
Scan'ning, re. measurement of verse.
Scan'sion, 71. act of scanning a verse.
Scan-s6'ri-al, re. a climbing bird.
Scant, a. not plentiful ; scarce ; small.
Scant'i-ly, ad. not plentifully.
Scant'i-ness, re. state of being scanty.

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Scant'ling,n. timber cut to a small size.
Scant'ness, n. narrowness ; smallness.
Scant'y, a. narrow ; small ; not ample.
Scape'-goat, n, a goat set at liberty,

bearing the sins of the people.
Scape'-grace, n, a vile fellow ; a knave.
Scap'u-l^i, 71. the shoulder-blade.
Scap'u-lar, a. relating to the shoulders.
Scap'u-l^i-ry, n. part of a friar's habit.
Scar, n. a mark of a wound ; a cicatrix.
Scar, V. a. to mark, as with a scar.
Scar'j-bee, n, a beetle.
Scirce, a. not plentiful ; rare.
Scarce, or ScArce'ly, ad. hardly.
Scar'ci-ty, ii. want of plenty ; rareness.
Scare, v. a. to frighten ; to terrify.
Scare'crow, n. image to frighten birds.
Scarf, n. a piece of loose dress.
Scarf, V. a. to dress in a loose vesture.
Scarf'skin,7i.the outer skin of the body.
Scar-i-f i-ca'tion, n. incision of the skin.
Scar'i-f i-ca-tor, n. one who scarifies ;

an instrument for cupping.
Scar'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'let, a. of the color of scarlet.
Scar'let-fe'ver, n. an eruptive fever.
Scarp, n. interior slope of a ditch.
Scat'ter, v. a, to throw loosely about ;

to disperse ; to spread thinly.
Scav'en-^er, n, a cleaner of the streets.
S^ene, (sen) n. a stage ; part of a play ;

a curtain ; exhibition ; disorder.
S^e'ner-y, n. the appearance of a

place ; landscape ; a representation.
S^en'ic, ) a. relating to scenes or
S^en'i-Csil, ) scenery 5 dramatic.
S^en-g-graph'i-cjil, a. perspective.
S^e-nog'r^-phy, n. art of perspective.
S^ent, n. smell ; odor ; chase by smell.
S^ent, V. a. to smell ; to perfume.
S^ent'less, a. having no smell.
S^ep'tjc, (skep'tik) n. an adherent to

scepticism ; a doubter; an infidel.
Sgep'ti-c^l, a. doubting ; not believing.
Scep'tj-ci^m, 71. ancient system of
"Pyrrho ; universal doubt ; infidelity.
S^ep'tre, (sep'ter) n. ensign of royalty.
S^ep'tred, (sep'terd) a. bearing a scep-
Sghed'iile, (sked'yul or shed'yul) n.

a small scroll ; an inventory.
Sgheme, n. a plan ; a project ; a design.
Sgheme, v. a. & n. to plan ; to contrive.
Sfhem'er, or Schem'ist, n. a projector.
S^hTjm, (sizm) ra. division in a church.

S9hi§'ma-tic, (siz'ma-tik orsjz-mat'ik)
n. one guilty of schism.

Sijhif-mat'i-cal, a. partaking of schism.

S^hj^-mat'i-cal-ly, ad. by schism.

Schol'ar, n. a pupil ; a man of learning.

Schol'ar-llke, a. becoming a scholar.

Sghol'ar-ship, 71. learning; literature.

Sghg-las'tic, ) a. relating to the phi-

Sgho-las'ti-cal, ) losophy and theol-
ogy of the middle ages, or to the

Sgho'li-ast, 71. a commentator, [schools.

Sgho'li-um, 71. an explanatory note.

School, n. a place of education.

Sqhool, V. a. to instruct ; to teach.

Sch661'fel-I6w, 71. a fellow-student.

School'hbuse, ji. a house of instruction.

School'ing, 71. instruction; a re primaiid.

S.chool'man, 71. a scholastic divine.

Sghool'm&s-ter, n. a teacher of a school.

Schoon'er, n. a vessel with two masts.

S^i-at'ic, } a. relating to sciatica, or

Sci-at'i-cal, j to the hip.

S^i-at'j-ca, n. rheumatism in the hip.

S9i'ence, n. knowledge; knowledge
methodically digested ; a liberal art.

S^i-en-tTf'ic, I a. relating to science;

S^i-en-tif'i-cal, \ versed in science.

S^in'til-lant, a. emitting sparks.

S^in'til-late, v. n. to emit sparks.

S<jin-til-la'tion, n. the act of sparkling.

S9i'9-li§m, 71. superficial knowledge.

S^i'o-list, n. a superficial scholar.

S(;i'on,7i. a small twig: a graft ; cion.

S^i-roc'cS, n. a hot wind. See Sirocco.

Sgir-rhos'i-ty, 71. induration of a gland.

Sgir'rhous, (skir'rus) a. indurated.

Sgir'rhus, (skir'rus) 71. induration of a
gland, forming an indolent tumor.

S^i^'^ion, (sizh'iin) 7i.the act of cutting.

S9i§'§or§, (siz'zurz) n. pi. a cutting in-
strument with two blades.

S^i^'^ure, (sizh'ur) 71. a crack ; fissure.

Scoff, V. to mock ; to deride ; to ridicule.

Scoff, 71. derision ; mockery ; jeer.

Scoff'er, n. one who scoffs ; a scorner

Scold, V. to rail ; to chide ; to rate.

Scold, 71. a clamorous, vulgar woman.

Scold'ing,7i. clamorous, rude language.

Scom'ber, n. a sea-fish ; the mackerel.

Sconce, n. a branched candlestick.

Scoop, n. a large ladle ; a sweep.

Scoop. V. a. to lade out ; to cut iiollow

Scope, 71. aim ; intention ; drift ; room,

Scor-bii'tic, a. relating to the scurvy.

Scorch, V. a. to burn superficially.

Score, 71. a notch ; account : — twenty

Score, V. a. to cut ; to engrave ; to mark.

Sc6'rj-5i, n. dross ; recrement.

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Bco-ri-fi-ca'tion, n. reduction to dross.

Bc5'ri-fy, v. a. to reduce to dross.

Scorn, V. a. to despise ; to contemn.

Scorn, 71. contempt ; disdain ; derision.

Scorn'er, n. a contemner; a despiser.

Scbrn'ful, a. contemptuous. [zodiac.

Scor'pj-on, 71. a reptile ; a sign of the

Sc6t, n. a native of Scotland : — a tax.

Scotcl>,a. relating to Scotland; Scottish.

Scotch, V. a. to stop a wheel by a stone,
&c. : — to cut with small incisions.

Scot'-free, a. without payment, [om.

Sc6t'ti-cifm,7i. a Scottish phrase or idi-

Scot'tish, a. relating to Scotland.

Scbun'drel,7i. a rascal ; a petty villain.

Scour, V. a. to purge ; to cleanse : — to
range over. [affliction.

Scour|e, (skurj) n. a whip ; a lash ;

Scovir*e, v. a. to whip ; to punish.

Scout, 71- one who is sent privily to ob-
serve the state of an enemy ; a spy.

Scout, V. a. to reject with contempt.

Scout, V. n. to act as a scout ; to sneer.

Scow, 71. a flat-bottomed boat.

Scbwl, V. n. to look angry or sullen.

Scowl, 71. a look of angerorsullenness.

Scrab'ble, v.n. to mark rudely, scribble.

Scrag, 71. any thing lean ; the neck.

Scrag'^ed, a. rough ; uneven.

Scrag'gy, a. lean ; thin ; rough ; nigged.

Sci^m'ble, v. n. to catch eagerly, climb.

Scram'ble, n. eager contest ; climbing.

Scram'bler, n. one who scrambles.

Scrap, 71. a particle ; piece ; fragment.

Scrap'-book, (-buk) n. a book of scraps.

Scrape, i'. a. to pare ; to rub ; to collect.

Scrape, v. n. to make a harsh noise.

Scrape, n. difficulty ; perplexity.

Scrap'er, n. an instrument : — a miser.

Scratch, v. a. to tear ; to wound.

Scratch, n. a slight wound : — a wig.

Scrawl, V. to draw or write clumsily.

Scrtwl, n. unskilful and bad writing.

Screak, v. n. to make a shrill noise.

Screak, ti. a screech ; shriek ; creak.

Scream, v n. to cry out, as in terror.

Scream, n. a shrill, loud cry; shriek.

Screech, v. n. to cry out, as in terror.

Screech, n, a cry of horror and anguish.

Screen, n. something to intercept light
or heat ; a shelter : — a sieve.

Screen, v. a. to shelter ; to hide, shield.

Screw, (skru) n. a cylinder grooved spi-
rally, [screw ; to force ; to press.

Screw, (skru) v. a. to fasten with a

Scrib'ble,7i. worthless, careless writing.

Scrib'ble, v. a. & ti. to write carelessly.

Scrib'bler, n. a mean author or writer.

Scribe, n, a Jewish teacher; a writer

Scribe, v. a. to mark with compasses.

Scrimp, V. a. to make scant ; to spare

Scrip, n. a bag ; a piece of writing.

Scrlpt'u-ral, a. contained in the Bible.

Script'ure, (skript'yur) n. the Bible.

Scriv-^e'nerjTi. one who draws contracts

Scrof u-la, n. a chronic disease.

Scrof'u-lous, a. diseased with scrofula.

Scroll, 71. a roll of paper or parchment

ScrSb, V. a. to rub hard ; to scour.

S.crub, V. n. to work and fare hard.

Scrub, 7i. a worn broom : — a drudge

Scriib'by, a. like a scrub ; mean ; vile.

SciTi'ple, 71. a doubt : — 20 grains.

Scru'ple, V. «. &; a. to doubt ; to hesitate.

Scru-pu:-los'i-ty, ?i. doubt ; caution.

Scru'pu-loiis, a. careful ; cautious.

Scru'pu-lous-ly, ad. carefully.

Scru-ti-neer', n. a searcher ; examiner.

Scrfl'ti-nize, v. a. to search, examine.

Scru'ti-ny, n. a search ; examination.

Scrti-toire', (skru-twbr') n. a case of
drawers ; an escritoire.

Scud, V. n. to flee ; to run away.

Scud, 71. a cloud driven by the wind.

Scuffle, n. a confused quarrel ; broil.

Scuffle, V. n. to struggle roughly.

Scull, n. a boat ; an oar. See Skull.

Scull, V. a. to iniDel a boat by an oar.

Scul'ler-y, n. a place to keep dishes.

ScuU'ion, (-yun) 71. a kitchen servant.

Sculp'tor, 71. a carver of stone or wood.

Sculpt'ure, (skulpt'yur) n. art of carv-
ing ; engraving ; carved work.

Sculpt'ure, v. a. to carve ; to cut.

Scum, 71. what rises to the top of liquor.

Scum, V. a. to clear off the scum.

Sciip'per, n. a hole in a ship's side.

Sciirf, 71. a kind of dry, miliary scab.

Sciirf'i-ness, n. state of being scurfy.

Scurfy, a. having scurfs or scabs.

Scur'rile, a. opprobrious ; scurrilous.

Scur-ril'i-ty, n. abusive language.

Scur'ri-lous,a.opprobrious; vile; coarse.

Scur'ri-Ious-ly, ad. with gross reproach.

ScUr'vi-ly, ad. vilely ; basely ; coarsely.

Sciir'vy, a. diseased with the scurvy j
scabbed ; scurfy : — mean ; vile.

Sciir'vy, 7*. disease incident to seamen.

Sciir'vy -grSss, n. a plant : spoon wort.

Scu'ti-f brm, a. shaped like a shield.

Scut'tle, 71. a basket ; a grate : — a ves-
sel for coals : — a hole in a ship's
side, or in the roof of a house.

Scut'tle, V. a. to sink a ship by cutting
holes in the bottom.

Scym'i-tgir, 71. a short Turkish sword.

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Scythe, (slth) n. an instrument for
mowing grass. [ocean ; a wave.

Sea, n. a large body of water ; the

Sea'-bbrn, a. produced by the sea.

Sea'-breeze, n. a wind from the sea.

Sea'-coast, n. shore ; edge of the sea.

S5a'f4r-er, n. a mariner ; a sailor.

Sea'fir-jng, a, travelling by sea.

Sea'-flght, (se'f it) n. battle on the sea.

Sea'-girt, a. encircled by the sea.

Sea'-grGen, a. of the color of sea-water.

Sea'-horse, n. the morse ; walrus.

Sea'-kale, n. a marine plant.

Seal, 71. an engraved stamp ; wax im-
pressed with a seal : — confirma-
tion : — a marine animal.

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

Seal'ing-wax,n.wax 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 j a mariner.

Sea'man-ship, n. the skill of a seaman.

Sea'-inark, n. a point or beacon at sea.

Sea'mevv, n. a marine bird.

Seam'less, a. having no seam.

Seam'stress, n. a woman who sews.

Sea'-net-tle, n. an animal substance.

Sea'-nymph, n. a goddess of the sea.

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

Sea'port, n. 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, v. n. to make a search ; to seek.

Search, n. inquiry ; quest ; pursuit.

Search'a-ble, a. that may tie explored.

Search'er, n. an examiner; seeker.

Sear'ed-ness, n, state of being seared.

Sea'-room, n. open sea ; spacious main.

Sea'-ser-vice, n, naval service.

Sea'-shell, n. a shell found on the shore.

Sea'-shore, n. the coast of the sea.

Sea'-sick, a. sick with nausea at sea.

Sea'-slde, n the edge of the sea.

Sea'f on, (se'zn) n. one of the fourparts
of the year ; a time ; fit time.

S5a'|on, (se'zn) v. a. to give a relish
to : — to fit for use ; to inure.

Sea'§on, (se'zn) v.n. to become mature.

Sea'§on-a-ble,(se'zn-a-bl) a. opportune.

Sea'^on-a-bly, (-zn-a-ble) ad, in season.

Sea'§on-ing, (se'zn-ing) n. process of
inuring; that which seasons.

Seat, n. a chair; mansion ; abode.

Seat, V. a. to place on seats ; to fix.

Sea'-term, n. a word used by seamen.

Sea'ward, a. 8c ad. toward the sea.
Sea'-wa-ter, n. the salt water of the sea.
Sea'-weed, n. a marine plant; alga.
Sea'-wor-thi-ness, (-wiir-) n. state of

being sea-worthy. [to sea.

Sea'-wor-thy, (se'vvur-the) a. fit to go
Se-ba'ceous,(-shus)a.relating to tallow.
Se'cant, 71. a line cutting another line.
Se-cede', v. n. to withdraw ; to retire.
Se-ced'er, n. one who secedes. [ing.
S8-ces'sion,(se-sesh'un)7j. actof seced-
Seck'el, (sek'kl) n. a delicious pear.
Se-clude', v. a, to shut up apart ; to sep-
Se-clii'sion, n. a shutting out. [arate.
Sec'ond, a. next in order to the first.
Sec'ond,7t. one who attends another in

a duel : — the 60th part of a minute.
Sec'ond, v. a. to support ; to assist.
Sec'ond-a-ri-ly, ad. in the second order.
Sec'ond-a-ry, a. second-; subordinate.
Sec'ond-hand, a. not original; not new.
Sec'ond-ly, ad. in the second place.
Sec'ond-rate, a. second in value.
Sec'ondf , n. pi. a coarse kind of flour.
Se'cre-cy, n. privacy ; concealment.
Se'cret, a. hidden ; concealed ; private.
Ss'cret, 71. a thing unknown or hidden.
Sec're-ta-iy, 71. an officer who manages

the business of a society ; a high

officer of state ; a writer. [tar}%

Sec're-t^-ry-ship, n. office of a secre-
Se-crete', v, a. to hide ; to conceal.
Se-cre'tion, n. the act of secreting.
Se'cret-ly, ad. privately ; not openly
Sect, n. a religious denomination.
Sec-ta'ri-an, n. one of a sect or party.
Sec-ta'ri-rin, a. relating to a sect.
Sec-ta'ri-an-i§m, n. devotion to a sect.
Sec'ta-rist, n. a sectary ; sectarian.
Sec't^-ry, n. a follower of a sect.
Sec'tile, a. that may be cut or divided.
Sec'tion, 7i. a cutting ; part ; division.
Sec'tion-^1, a. relating to a section.
Sec'tor, 71. a mathematical instrument.
Sec'u-lar, a. worldly ; not spiritual,
Sec-u-lar'i-ty, 71. state of being secular.
Sec'u-lar-ize, v. a. to make secular.
Sec'un-dine, n. the afterbirth 3 fetal

Se-cur'^-ble, a. that may be secured.
Se-cure', a. free from danger ; safe.
Se-cure', v. a. to make safe, protect.
Se-cure'ly, ad. without danger ; safely.
Se-cii'ri-ty, 71. protection ; safety.
Sc-dan', 7*. 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.

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Sed'a-tTve, a. assuaging; composing."

Sed'a-tive, n. any thing that assuages.

Sed'en-t^-ri-ness,M. state of being sed-

Sed'en-t^-ry, a. sitting much ; inactive.

Sed*e, n. coarse grass in marshes.

Sed|'y, a. overgrown with sedge.

Sed^i-nient, n. that which settles at the
bottom ; dregs. [ment.

Sed-i-ment'a-ry, a. consisting of sedi-

Se-di"tion, (se-dish'un) n. a factious
commotion ; an insurrection.

Se-di"tious, (se-dish'us) a. relating to,
or partaking of, sedition ; factious.

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

S^-du^'er, n. one who seduces.

Se-du9'{-ble, a. that may be seduced.

Se-duc'tion, n. act of seducing.

Se-duc'tive, a. tending to seduce.

Se-du'li-ty, n. assiduity ; industry.

Sed'u-loiis, a. assiduous ; industrious.

Sed'u-Ioiis-ly, ad. assiduously.

Sed'u-lous-ness, n. assiduity.

See, n. the seat or diocese of a bishop.

See, V. a. [t. saw ; ;;. seen ;] to per-
ceive by the eye ; to descry, discern.

Seed, n. a grain which produces a
plant ; original ; offspring.

Seed, V. a. to supply with seed ; to sow.

Seed'-bud, n. the rudiment of fruit.

Seed'-cake, n, a cake containing seeds.

Seed'ling, n. a plant from a seed.

Seed'plot, n. ground for raising plants.

Seed^'man, n. one who sells seeds.

Seed'-tlme, n. the season of sowing.

Seed'-ves-sel, n. a vessel containing

Seed'y, a. having seed. [seed.

Seek, V. a. [i. &, p. sought ;] to look
for ; to search for ; to solicit.

S^ek'er, n. one who seeks ; inquirer.

SSem, V. n. to appear ; to make a show.

SSem'ing, n. appearance ; semblance.

Seem'ing, p. a. that seems ; apparent.

Seem'ing-ly, ad. in appearance.

Seem'ly, a. decent ; becoming ; proper.

Seen, p. from See.

Seer, n. one who sees : — a prophet.

See'saw, n. a reciprocating motion.

Seethe, v. a. [i. seethed ; p. seethed or
sodden ;] to boil ; to decoct.

Seg'ment, n. a part cut off.

Seg're-gate, v. a. to set apart, separate.

Seg-re-ga'tion, n. separation.

Seig-neu'ri-al, (se-nu're-al) a. invested
with large powers ; manorial.

Seign'ior, (sen'yur) n, a lord ; a title.

Seign'ior-a*e, n. seigniory ; authority.

Seign'lor-y, (sen'yur-e) n. a lordship.

Seine, (sen) n. a large fishing net.

Seiz'51-ble, a. that may be seized.

Seize, v. a. to grasp ; to take by force.

Seiz'jn, n. the possession of an estate.

Seiz'ure, (se'zhur) n. the act of seizing.

Sel'dom, ad. rarely ; not often.

Se-lect', V. a. to choose; to cull; to pick,

Se-lect', a. nicely chosen ; choice.

Se-lec'tion, n. act of selecting; choice.

Se-lect'-man, n. a town officer.

Self, a. or pron. ; pi. selve§, (selvz ;)
very , one's own.

Self-ev'i-dent,a.evident without proof.

Self-e^-ist'ent, a. existing in its own
nature. ' [ers.

Self'jsh, a. void of due regard for oth

Self'jsh-ly, ad. in a selfish manner.

Self'jsh-ness, n. quality of being selfish

Selfsame, a. the very same ; identical.

Sell, V. a. [i. & p. sold ;] to part with
for a price ; to vend.

Sell'er, re. one who sells ; a vender.

Sel'vage, n. the edge of cloth ; a bor-
der : — written also selvedge.

Selvef , (selvz) the plural of Self.

Sem'blance, n. likeness; appearance.

Sem'i, (sem'e) a word used as a pre-
fix, signifying half; as, semi-circle.

Sem-i-an'nu-al, a. half-yearly.

Sem'i-breve, n. a note ; half a breve.

Sem'j-cir-cle, n. a half of a circle.

Sem-i-co'lon,n. a point or stop, thus [;J.

Sem-i-dl-am'e-ter,7i. halfof a diameter.

Sem-i-lu'nar,a.resembling half a moon.

Sem-i-met'al, n. an imperfect metal.

Sem'i-nal, a. belonging to seed.

Sem'i-na-ry, n. a place of education ;
a school ; an academy ; a college.

Sem'i-na-ry, a. belonging to seed.

Sem'i-qua-ver,7i. a note; half a quaver.

Sem-i-spher'j-cal, a. like half a sphere.

Sem'i-tone, n. half a tone.

Sem'i-vbw-el, n. a consonant which
makes an imperfecf sound.

Sem-pi-ter'nal, a. eternal in futurity.

Semp'stress, ) n. a woman who sews ;

Sem'stress, \ seamstress.

Sen'ate, n. a body of senators ; the
upper house of a legislature.

Sen'a-t9r, n. a member of a senate.

Sen-a-to'ri-al, a. belonging to a senator.

Send, V. a. \i. & p. sent ;] to despatch ;
to transmit ; to cause to go.

Sen'es-^hal, n. a steward.

Se'nile, a. relating to old age.

Se-nll'j-ty, n. old age ; weakness of

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BSn'ipr, (sen'yur) n. one older than
another; an aged person.

Sen'ior, (sen'yur) a. elder ; older.

Sen-ior'i-ty, (sen-yor'e-te) n. state of
being senior ; priority of birth.

Sen'na, n. a tree ; a species of cassia.

Sen'njght, n. a week. See Sevennight.

Sen-sa'tion,K.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'i-ty, n. state of being sensi-
ble ; susceptibility ; delicate feeling.

Sen'si-ble, a. perceiving ; perceptible ;
convinced ; reasonable ; judicious.

Sen'si-bly, ad. in a sensible manner.

Sen'sj-tive, a. having sense ; feeling.

Sen'sj-tive-ly, a sensitive manner.

Sens'u-al, (sen'shu-al) a. relating or
pleasing to the senses ; carnal.

Sens'u-al-ist, (sen'shu-al-ist) n. a per-
son devoted to sensuality.

SSns-u-al'i-ty, (sen-shu-al'e-te) n. de-
votedness to sensual pleasures.

SSnt, i. & p. from Send.

Sen'tence, n. a doom ; a judgment : —
a maxim ; a period in writing,

Sen'tence, v. a. to judge ; to condemn.

Sen-ten'tial, a. having sentences.

Sen-ten'tious, a. pithy ; pointed ; short.

Sen-ten'tious-ly, ad. with brevity.

Sen'ti-ent, (sen'she-ent) a, having sen-
sation ; perceiving by the senses.

Sen'ti-ment, n. opinion ; feeling.

Sen-ti-men'tal, a. having sentiment.

Sen-t}-men-tal'}-ty, n. affected feeling.

Sen'tj-neij n. a soldier on guard.

Sen'try, n. a guard ; a sentinel.

Sen'iry-b5x, n. a shelter for a sentinel.

Sep'a-r|-ble, a. that may be separated.

Sep'a-rate, v. a. &c n. to make separate ;
to divide ; to disunite ; to disjoin.

Sgp'5i-rate,a. divided; disjoined; single.

Sep'a-r^te-!y, ad. apart ; singly.

Sep-a-ra'tion, n. disjunction ; disunion.

Sep'a-ra-tist, n. a dissenter ; a seceder.

Sep-tan'gu-lar, a. having seven angles,

Sep-tem'ber, n. Sth month of the year.

S6p'ten-Ei-rj', a. consisting of seven.

Sep-ten'nj-al, a. lasting seven years.

Sep'tic, ) a. tending to produce pu-

Sep'tj-cal, \ trefaction.

Sep-tu-^-*e-na'ri-an, n. one v.'ho is 79

years old. [the Old Testament.

,13ep'tu-a-|int, n. the Greek version of

Sep'tu-ple, a. sevenfold.

Se-pul'chr^lja.relating to burial; grave.

Sep'ul-chre, (sep'ul-ker) n. a grave ;
Sep'ul-ture, n. intennent, [tomb.

Se-qua'cious, (-kwa'shus) a. following.
Se'quel, n. that which follows ; event.
Se'quence, n, succession ; series,
Se'quent, a. following ; succeeding,
Se-ques'ter, ) v. a. to seize and retain;
Se-ques'trate, ) to take ; to put aside.
Seq-ues-tra'tion, n. act of sequestering.
Seq'ues-tra-tor, n. one who sequesters.
Se'quin, n. an Italian gold coin.
Se-i^gl'io, (se-ral'yo) n. the palace of

the Turkish sultan ; harem.
Ser'aphj n. an angel of high order.
Se-raph'ic, a. angelic ; pure.
SSr-e-nade', n. an entertainment of

music at night. [sic.

Ser-e-nade', v. a. to entertain with mu-
Se-rine', a. calm ; placid ; unruffled.
Se-rene'ly, ad. calmly ; quietly ; coolly.
Se-ren'i-ty, n. calmness ; quietness.
S6rf, n. a Russian slave ; a boor.
Ser^e,??. a kind of coarse woollen cloth.
Serjeant, (sar'jent) n. a petty military

officer ; a lawyer of high rank : —

written also serjeant.
Se'rj-al, a. relating to a series.
Se'ri-es, n. order ; succession.
Se'ri-ous, a. grave ; earnest ; weighty.
Se'ri-ous-ly, ad. gravely ; in earnest.
Se'n-ous-ness, n. gravity; solemnity.
Ser'mon, n, discourse of a preacher.
Se-ros'}-ty,M. the state of being serous.

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