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white garment.
Slir'plus, n. overplus ; remaining part.
Sur'plus-a|e, n. overplus ; surplus.
Sur-pri'§gil, n. act of surprising.
Sur-prlfe', n. wonder j sudden con-
fusion ; astonishment. [astonish.
Sur-pri§e', v. a. to take unawares ; to
Sur-pri§'ing, p. a. wonderful ; strange.
Sur-ren'der, v. to yield ; to deliver up.
Sur-ren'der, n. act of surrendering.
Sur-rep-ti"tious, (sur-rep-tish'us) a.
- done by stealth or by fraud.
Sur-rep-ti"tious-ly, ad. by stealth.
Sur'ro-gate, n. a deputy ; a delegate.
Sur-round', v. a. to encompass.
Sur-rbund'jng, p. a. being on all sides.
Sur-sol'id, 71. fifth power of a number.
Sur-tout', (sur-tof) n. an outside coat.
Sui - vey', (sur-va') v. a. to view.
SUr'vey, (siir'va or sur-va') w. view ;

prospect ; mensuration.
Sur-vey'jng, (sur-va'ing) n. the art or

act of measuring land.
Sur-vey'or, (sur-va'or) n. one who sur-
veys ; a measurer of land.
Sur-vi'val, 71. act of outliving, [alive.
Sur-vive', v. to outlive ; to remain
Sur-viv'ing, p. a. outliving others.
Sur-vI'vor, n. one who outlives.
Sur-vi'vor-ship, «. state of a survivor.
Sus-cep-ti-bil'i-ty, n. state of being

susceptible ; sensibility. [tive.

Sus-cep't}-ble, a. impressible ; sensi-
Sus-cep'tive, a. susceptible ; admitting.
Sus-pect', V. a. to have suspicion of;

to mistrust ; to apprehend ; to doubt.
Sus-pect'a-ble,a.that may be suspected.
Sus-pend', v. a. to hang ; to interrupt ;

to delay ; to keep in suspense.
Sus-pSnd'er, ji. one who suspends. —

pi. straps to sustain a garment.
Sus-pense', n. uncertainty ; indecision.
Sus-pen'sion, n. act of suspending 5

state of being suspended.
Sus-pen'so-ry, a. suspending ; doubtful.
Sus-pi"cion, (sus-pish'un) n. act of

suspecting ; jealousy ;" mistrust.
Sus-pi"cious, (sus-pish'us) a. inclined

to suspect; liable to suspicion.
Sus-pi"cious-ly, ad. with suspicion.
Sus-pi'rsil, n. a breathing-hole.
Sus-pi-ra'tion, n. act of sighing ; a

sigli. [breath,

^us-pire', v. a. to sigh; to fetch a deep
Sus-tain', v. a. to bear; to support; to

maintain ; to help ; to endure.
Sus-tain'a-ble,a.that may be sustained.

Sus'te-nance, n. that which sustains
life ; maintenance ; food ; victuals.

Sus-ten-ta'tion, ; sustenance.

Su'tile, a. done by stitching ; sewed.

Sut'ier, 71. a seller of victuals and
liquor in a camp or army.

Sut'ure, (sut'yur) n. a sewing up of
wounds, &c. ; a junction of bones.

Swab, (swob) n. a mop to clean floors

Swab, (swob) v. a. to clean with a mop.

Swad'dle, (swod'dl) v. a. to swathe.

Swag, V. n. to sink by its weight; to sag.

Swag'ger, n. an empty boast ; bluster

Swag'fer, v. n. to bluster ; to bully.

Swag'|er-er, n. a turbulent fellow.

Swag'ly, a. hanging by its weight.

Swain, n. a pastoral youth ; a rustic.

Swale, n. a low tract of land ; a vale.

Swale, V. a. to waste ; to melt.

Swal'low, n. a small bird : — the throat.

Swal'lSw, (swol'lo) V. a. to take down
the throat ; to absorb ; td engross.

Swam, i. from Swhn.

Swamp, (swomp) n, a marsh ; a bog.

Swanip'y, (swom'pe) a. boggy ; fenny.

Swan, (swon) n. a large Water- fowl.

Swap, (swop) V. a. to barter. See Swop.

Swap, (swop) n. exchange ; swop.

Sward, n. surface of the ground ; turf.

Swarra,7i.a multitude of bees; a crowd.

Swirm, V. to rise in a body, as bees j
to crowd ; to throng.

Sw^rtl^i-ly, ad. blackly ; duskily.

Sw&rth'y, a. dark of hue ; black.

Swath, (swoth) n. a line of grass or
corn, cut down with a scythe.

Swathe, 71. a bandage ; a band ; fillet.

Swathe, v. a. to bind with bands.

Sway, V. to wield ; to govern ; to rule.

Sway, 71. power ; rule ; influence.

SwSal, V. to singe : — to melt, swale.

Sweir,(swir) v. n. [i. swore; jj. swornj j
to declare upon oath.

Sweir, (swir) v. a. to bind by an oath.

Sweir'er, 71. one who swears, [oath.

Swear'ing, n. act of declaring upon

Sweat, (swet) n. perspiration ; labor.

Sweat, V. n. [i. &: p. sweat, swet, or
sweated ;] to emit sweat or moist-
ure ; to perspire ; to swelter, drudge.

Sweat, V. a. to emit ; to make to sweat

Sweat'y, a covered with sweat.

Svve'dish, a. relating to Sweden.

Sweep, V. a. \i. &c p. swept ;] to clean
with a broom ; to brush ; to drive off.

SweSp, V. n. to pass with violence.

Sweep, n. act of sweeping ; a dash : —
a range ; a swipe ; a sweeper.

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Sw§5|/ing5, 7j. pi. things swept away.
Sweet, a. pleasing to any sense ; not

sour ; saccharine ; fragrant.
Sweet'bread, 7i. the pancreas of a calf.
Svveet'bri-er, n. a fragrant shrub.
Sw5et'en,(svve'tn) v. a. to make sweet.
Sweet'en, (swe'tn) v. n. to grow sweet.
Sweet'en-ing, (swe'tn-Ing) n. act of

making sweet; that which sweetens.
Sweet'-ftirn, n. an aromatic shrub,
Sweet'heart, n. a lover or mistress.
Sweet'ing, it. a sweet, luscious apple.
Sweet'isli, a. somewhat sweet.
Sweet'meatj n. preserved fruit.
Sweet'ness, n. quality of being sweet.
Sw5et-vvil'liam,7i. a garden flower.
Swell, V. Ti. [i. swelled ; p. swelled,

swolHn, or svvoln ;] to grow larger ;

to be inflated ; to dilate ; to extend.
Swell, n. an extension of bulk.
Swell'ing, n. inflation ; morbid tumor.
Swel'ter, v. to suffer heat ; to sweat.
Swel'trj', a. suffocating with heat.
Swept, i. & p. from Sweep.
Sv?erve, v. n. to wander ; to deviate.
Swerv'ing, ii. a departure from rule.
Swet, i. & p. from Sioeat.
Swift, a. quick ; fleet ; nimble j rapid.
Swift, n. a bird ; a marten ; a small

reptile ; a species of lizard.
Swift'ly, ad. ileetly ; rapidly ; nimbly.
Swift'ness, n. speed ; nimbleness.
Swill, V. a. to drink grossly.
Swill, n. wash given to swine.
Swim, V. n. [i. swam or swum ; p.

swum ;J to float on the water; to

move in the water ; to glide along.
Bvvim'mer, 71. one who swims.
Swim'ining, n, a moving on water.
Swim'ming-ly, ad. with great success.
Swin'dle, v. a. to defraud in trade.
Svvin'dler, n. one wlio swindles.
Swine, «. sing: &. pi. a hog ; hogs.
Swine'herd, n. a keeper of hogs.
Swing, V. [i. (& p. swung ;] to wave to

and fro, hanging loosely ; to wave.
Swing, 7j. a waving motion ; free

course ; an apparatus for swinging.
Swinge, v. a. to whip ; to bastinade.
Swin'gle, V. a wooden instrument or

knife by which flax i§ beaten.
Swin'gle, v. a. to beat, as flax.
Swi'nish, a. befitting swine ; gross.
SwT|)e, n. an engine to draw water.
Swiss, a. belonging to Switzerland.
Switcli, n. a sm.all, flexible twig.
Svviv'e!, (swiv'vl) ??. a ring turning on

a staple ; a gun turning on a swivel.

Swol'len, (swo'ln) p. from Sjcell.

Swoon, V. n. to faint. — n. a fainting fit.

Sw66p,v. a. to seize at once; to catch up.

Swoop, V. a seizing upon, as a hawk.

Swop, n. an exchange ; a barter.

Swop, V. a. to exchange ; to barter.

Sword, (sord) n. a mjjritary weapon.

Swore, i. from Sicear.

Sworn, p. fro Hi Swear.

Swum, i. & p. from Swim.

Swung, i. & p. from Swing

Syc'a-more, n. the button wood.

Syc'o-phan-cy, n. flattery ; servility.

Syc'g-phant, n. a flatterer ; a parasite.

Syc-o-phan'tic, a. meanly flattering.

Syl-lab'ic, a. relating to syllables.

Syl'la-bie, n. as much of a word as ig
uttered by one articulation.

Syl'ia-bus, n. a compendium ; an ab-
stract ; table of contents.

Syi'lo-*i§m, n. a form of reasoning,
consisting of three propositions;

Syl-lo-*is'tic, a. relating to a syllogism.

Sylpli, n. a fabled being of the air.

Syl'van, a. relating to woods ; woody.

Sym'bol, n. type ; emblem : — abstract.

Sym-bol'ic, ) a. relating to, or repre-

Sym-bol'i-cal, \ sented by, symbols.

Sym-bol'i-cal-ly, ad. by symbols.

Sym'bol-ize, v. a. & n. to represent.

Sym-met'rj-cal, a. having symmetry.

Sym'me try, n. a due proportion of
parts to each other ; harmony.

Sym-pa-thet'ic, a. having sympathy.

Sym'pa-thize, v. n. to feel for another.

Sym'pa-thy, n. fellow-feeling ; mutual
sensibility ; tenderness ; pity.

Sym-phS'nj-oiis, a. harmonious.

Sym'pho-ny, n, harmony of sounds.

Symp'tom, (sim'tgm) n. an indication
of a disease ; a sign.

Symp-to-mat^ic,a.relating to symptoms.

Syn'a-gogue, (sin'a-gog) n. a Jewish
assembly or house of worship.

Syn'chro-nal, ) a. happening at the

Syn-chron'i-cal, \ same time ; syn-

Syn'chro-ni§m, n. concurrence in time.

Syn'chro-nize, v. n. to agree in time.

Syn'chro-noijs, a. simultaneous.

Syn'co-pate, v. a. to contract, as a word.

Syn'co-pe, n. omission of one or more
letters in the middle of a word.

Syn'dic, n. a magistrate ; a curator.

Sy-uec'do-che, n. a figure by which a
"part is taken for the whole, or the
whole fur a part.

Syn'od, ?(. an ecclesiastical assembly.

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By-iiod'jc, ) a. relating to a synod ;

Sy-nod'i-cal, \ transacted in a synod.

Syn'o-nyme, or Syn'9-nym, n. a word
of the same or similar meaning.

Sy-non'y-mize, v. a. to express by
words of the same meaning.

Sy-non'y-mous, a. having the same
meaning. [manner.

Sy-non'y-mous-ly, ad in a synonymous

Sy-non'y-my, n. quality of expressing
by different words the same thing.

Sy-nop'sis, n. a general view ; epitome.

Sy-nop'ti-cal, a. relating to synopsis.

Syn-tac't}-cal, a. pertaining to syntax.

Syn'tax,'n. the proper construction of
words in a sentence.

Syn'the-sis, ?i. act of joining ; compo-
sition, or the act of putting together.

Syn-thet'ic, ) a. relating to synthe
Syn-thet'i-cal, \ sis ; compounding.
Sy<i-thet'i-cal-ly, ad. by synthesis.
Syr'i-ac, a. relating to Syria.
Sy-rin'ga, ru a genus of shrubs.
Syr'inge, n. a pipe to squirt liquor.
Syr'infe, v. a. to wash with a syringe*
Sys'tem, n. a combination of parts ; a

coniplete body ; a method ; scheme.
Sys-tem-at'jc, } a. relating to a sy*.
Sys-tem-at'i-cal, \ tem ; methodical.
Sys-tem-at'{-cal-ly, ad. by system.
Sys'tem-?-tize, v. a. to reduce to a sya-

teni ; to methodize ; to regulate.
Sys'tem-a-tiz-er, n. one who reduces

things to any kind of system.
Sys'to-le,w.a contraction of the heart :— .

the shortening of a syllable.


TAB'ARD, n. a short gown or tu-
nic ; a herald's coat.

Tab'by, n. a kind of rich, waved silk.

TSib'by, a. brindled ; varied in color.

Tab'er-nfi-cle, n. a temporary habita-
tion ; a tent ; a place of worship.

Tab'er-nsi-cle, v. n. to dwell; to house.

Tab'id, a. wasted by disease.

Tab'la-ture, n. a painting on walls.

Ta'ble, n. any flat surface ; a piece of
furniture ; a tablet ; board ; index ;
a collection of heads ; a catalogue.

Ta'ble, v. a. &l n. to board ; to set down.

Ta'ble?, n. pi. draughts, a game.

Tab'let, n. a small table ; flat surface.

Tsi-boo', n. a religious interdict.

Ta-bo6', V. a. to interdict ; to prohibit.

Ta'bor,n. a drum beaten with one stick.

1^b'or-et,n. a small tabor ; a tabret

Tab-our-ine', n. a tabor ; small drum.

Tab'ret, 71. a small tabor ; a taboret.

Tab'u-lar, a. relating to a table ; being
in the form of tables ; laminated.

Tac-a-ma-hac', n. a tree ; a resin.

Ta^'it, a. silent ; implied ; understood.

Ta^'jt-ly, ad. silently ; without words.

Ta^'i-tUrn, a. silent ; reserved.

Ta^-j-tiirn'i-ty, n. habitual silence.

Tack, V. a. to join ; to unite : — to turn.

Tack, 71. a small nail : — a rope.

Tac'kle,7i. rigging; a system of pulleys.

Tac'kle, v. a. to suppjy with tackle.

Tack'ling, n. furniture of a mast, &.c.

Tact, n. skill ; nice discernment.

Tac'tj-CEil, a. relating to tactics.

Tac-ti"ciain, 71. one skilled in tactics.

Tac'tics, 71. pi. the science of disposing
military and naval forces. [gible.

Tac'tjle, a. susceptible of touch ; tan-

Tad'pole, n. a young unformed frog.

Taf'fe-ty, n. a thin, glossy silk stuff".

Taff^rail,7i.a rail round, or carved work
on, a ship's stern.

Tag, 71. a metal at the end of a string.

Tag, V. a. to fit any thing with an end

Tail, n. the hinder part ; end ; a catkin

Tai'lor, 71. one who makes clothes.

Tai'lgr-ess, n. a female tailor.

Taint, v. a. to sully ; to infect, corrupt.

Taint, 7i. a stain; infection; corruption

Take, v. a. [i. took ; p. taken ;] to re-
ceive ; to seize ; to catch ; to hold.

Take, v. n. to incline ; to gain reception.

Ta'ken, (ta'kn) p. from Take.

Tak'ing, p. a. pleasing : — infectious.

Talc, 7J. a mineral, of pearly lustre.

Tale, 71. a story ; fable : -^ a number.

Tale'bedr-er, 71. an officious telltale.

Tal'ent,n. a weight :— a faculty; ability

Tal'i§-man, 71. a magical character.

Tal-i^-man'ic, a. relating to talismans.

Talk, (tawk) V. n. to speak, converse.

Talk, (tawk) n. oral conversation.

Talk'a-tive, (tiwk'a-tiv) a. loquacious

Talk'er, (tiwk'er) n. one who talks.

Tall, a. high in stature ; high ; lofty.

Tall'ness, 71. height of stature.

Tal'low, n. a sort of animal fat.

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l^l'low, V. a. to smear with tallow.

Tal'l9W-chSnd-ler,fl.maker of candles.

Tal'ly, t). to make to fit ; to fit; to suit.

Tal'ly, n. a stick notched to keep ac-
counts ; an account.

Tal'ly-man, n. one who keeps a tall}'.

Tal'mud, n. a book containing the tra-
ditions or unwritten laws of the

Tal'on, n. the claw of a bird of prey.

Tam'a-ble, a. that may be tamed.

Tam'a-rlnd, n. a tree and its acid fruit.

Tam'a-risk, n. a flowering shrub.

Tam'bour, 71. a drum ; a tambourine.

Tam-bou-rine', n. a kind of drum.

Tame, a. not wild ; domestic ; accus-
tomed to domestic life ; gentle.

Tame, v. a. to make gentle or tame.

Tame'ly, a(/. not wildly; meanly.

Tame'ness, «. quality of being tame.

Tam'i-ny, n. a woollen stuff; tammy.

Tam'my, n. a woollen stuff: — a bolter.

Tam'per, v. n. to meddle ; to use art.

Tan, V. to convert skins into leather ;
to make tawny ; to embrown.

Tan, n. bark bruised for tanning.

Tan'dem, n. a two-wheeled carriage.

Tang, 71. a strong taste ; a relish.

Tan'gen-cy, n, act of touching ; taction.

Tan'gent, n. a right line touching a

. curve line. [tangible.

Tan-gi-bil'i-ty, n. the quality of being

Tan'gi-hle, a. that may be touched.

Tan'gle,(tang'gl) v. a. & n. to entangle.

Tan'gle, n. knot of things interwoven.

Tank, 77. a cistern of water; a reservoir.

Tank'ard, n. a drinking vessel, with a

T^n'ner, n. one who tans leather, [lid.

Tan'ner-y, n. a place for tanning.

Tan'njn, n. the substance which tans.

Tan 'pit, 77. a pit for tanning leather.

Tan'^y, 71. an odorous plant or herb.

Tan'ta-li§m, n. act of tantalizing.

Tan'ta-llze, v. a. to torment with false
hopes ; to tease ; to provoke.

ToLn'ta-mbiint, a. equivalent ; equal.

Tan'yard, n. a place for tanning ; tan-

Tap, ». a. to touch lightly: — to broach.

Tap, 77. a gentle blow : — a pipe ; spile.

Tape,7i. a narrow fillet or band of linen.

Ta'per, n. a wax candle ; a small light.

Ta'per, a. growing gradually smaller.

Ta'per, v. to grow gradually smaller.

Tap'es-try,77. ornamental, figured clotli
for lining walls of apartments, &c.

Tap-i-6'ca, 71. a niitritious ssibstance.

Tap'rool, 77. principal stem of a root.

I Tap'ster, n. one who draws beer, &c,

! Tar, 77. a dark, liquid pitch : — a sailor.

Tar, V. a. to smear over with tar.

Ta-ran'tu-la, n. a venomous spider.

Tar'di-ly, ad. in a tardy manner.

Tar'di-ness, n. slowness ; lateness.

Tar'dy, a. slow ; dilatory ; late.

Tire, 77. a plant ; a weed : — an allow-
ance in weight for the cask, bag, &c.

Tar'get, 77. a kind of shield worn on
the left arm : — a mark to be shot at.

Tar'iff, 77. a table of duties payable to
government on merchandise.

Tar'nish, v. to sully ; to soil ; to stain.

Tar-paul'in, 77. tarred canvas.

Tar'ry, v. n. to stay ; to delay ; to wait.

Tar'ry, a. consisting of tar, or like tar.

Tart, a. sour ; acid ; sharp ; severe.

Tart, 71. a small pie made of fruit.

Tar'tan, ti. a checked woollen stuff.

Tar'tar, 71. an acid ; a concrete salt.

Tar-ta're-an, a. infernal ; tartareous.

Tar-ta're-ous, a. consisting of tartar,

Tar'tar-ize, v, a. to impregnate with

Tar'tar-ous, a. containing tartar.

T'drt'ly, ad. sharply ; keenly ; sourly.

Tart'ness, 77. sharpness ; sourness.

Tar'-wa-ter, v.. water with an infusion
of tar. [posed ; a lesson.

Tisk, 77. employment ; business im-

TSsk, V. a. to impose as a task.

Tisk'm^s-ter,7i.onewho imposes tasks.

Tas'sel, (tas'sel or tos'sl) 77. an orna-
mental bunch of silk, ribbon, &c. : —
head of maize, &c.

Tast'a-ble, a. that may he tasted.

Taste, V. to perceive by the palate, eat.

Taste, 77. act of tasting ; relish ; nice
perception; intellectual discernment.

Taste'fGl, a. high-refished ; savorj'.

Taste'less, a. having no taste ; insipid.

Tast'y, a. having taste ; nice ; tasteful.

Tat'ter, v. a. to tear ; to rend.

Tat'ter, n. a rag.— pZ. a ragged dress.

Tat'tle, V. n. to prate ; to talk idlj'.

Tat'tle, 77. idle chat; trifling talk.

Tat'tler, 77. an idle talker ; a prater.

Tat-too', 77. a beat of drum : — a figure,
formed by punctures, on the body.

Tat-too', V. a. to form figures by punc-
turing the skin and staining it.

Taught, (tawt) 7. & p. from Teach.

Taught, (tawt) a. stretched out ; tense

||Tiiunt, (tant or tawnt) v. a. to re-
proach ; to insult ; to tease ; to vex.

IITannt, (tint) n. insult; sarcastic re-
proach ; scoff; ridicule.

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TiLu'ms, n. the Bull ; second sign in
the zodiac. [thing.

Ta.u-to-li3^'i-CFil, a. repealing the same

Tau-tol'o-gist, n. one who uses tautol-
ogy, [sense in different words.

TtLu-tol'o-gy, 71. repetition of the same

Tav'ern, ii. a public house ; an inn.

Tav'ern-keep-er, n. keeper of a tavern.

Taw, V. a. to dress white leather.

Taw'dri-ly, ad. in a tawdry manner.

Taw'dri-ness, n. ostentatious finer}'.

Taw'dry, a. showy without elegance.

Taw'ny, a. dusky yellow, as if tanned.

Tax, n. an impost ; a tribute ; charge.

Tax, V. a. to lay a tax on ; to charge.

Tax'a-ble, a. that may be taxed.

Tax-a'tion, n. act of taxing ; impost.

Tea, n. a plant ; liquor made of it.

Teach, V. a. [i. & p. taught 3] to in-
struct ; to inform ; to show.

Teach'a-ble, a. willing or apt to learn.

Teach'51-ble-ness, n. aptness to learn.

Teach'er, n. one who teaches.

Tea'ciip, n. a cup to drink tea from.

Teak, n. a tree ; the East-Indian oak.

Tea'ket-tle,ri.a kettle for boiling water.

Teal, n. a wild-fowl of the duck kind.

Team, n. a number of horses or oxen
harnessed together for drawing.

Team'ster, n. a driver of a team.

Tea'pot, n. a vessel for making tea.

Tear,7i. water from the eyes ; moisture.

Te&r, (t&r) v. a. [i. tore ; p. torn ;] to
pull in pieces ; to rend ; to rack.

Teir, n. a rent ; fissure ; laceration.

Tear'ful, a. full of tears ; weeping.

Tear'less, a. destitute of tears.

Tease,f.o. to comb :— to vex ; to annoy.

Tea'^el, (te'zl) n. a prickly plant and
its burr : — written also teazle.

Tea'spoon, n. a small spoon for tea.

Teat, n. a dug ; a pap ; a nipple.

Te£h'ni-cal, a. belonging to art or sci-
ence, [nical.

Tegh-nj-cal'i-ty, n. state of being tech-

Tegh-no-log'i-cal, a. relatingtothe arts.

Te2h-n51'o-*y,7?. a treatise on the arts,
or on terms used in the arts.

Tech'y, a. peevish ; fretful ; touchy.

Tec-ton'jc, a. pertaining to building.

Tgd'der, n. & v. a. See Tether.

||Te'di'ous, (te'dyus) a. wearisome ; irk-
some ; tiresome ; prolix.

IjTe'dious ly, ad. in a tedious manner.

Te'di-iim, n. irksomeness.

Teem, v. to be yiregnant ; to produce.

Teens, n. pi. tlie years between twelve

Teeth, n. pi. of Tooth. [and twenty.

Tectli, V. n. to breed teeth.

Teg'u-lar, a. relating to, or like, tiles.

Teg'u-ment, n. a covering ; the skin.

Tei'e-graph, n. a machine to convey
intelligence to a distance by signals.

Tel-e-graph'ic,a.relating to a telegraph.

Tel'e-scope, n. an optical instrument
for viewing distant objects.

Tel-e-scop'ic, ) a. belonging to atel-

Tel-e-scop'i-c^l, ) escope.

Tell, V. a. [i. &. p. told ;] to utter ; to
express; to relate; to inform; to count

Tell'er, ?(. an officer of a bank who re-
ceives and pays money.

Tell'lale, ii. an officious talebearer.

Te-mcr'i-ty,w. rashness; rash boldness.

Tcm'per, v. a. to mingle ; to modify.

Tem'per, w. disposition of mind ; mod-
eration ; state of a metal : — passion.

Tem'per-a-ment, n. constitution ; me-
dium ; disposition ; temper.

Tem'|)er-ance, ?). moderation, especial-
ly in drink ; sobriety ; calmness.

Tem'per-ate, a. moderate , abstinent.

Tem'per-ate-ly, ad. moderately.

Tem'per-a-ture, n. the state of the air
with regard to heat and cold.

Tem'pest, n. a violent wind ; a storm.

Tem-pest'u-ous, a. stormy ; turbulent.

Tem-pest'u-ous-ly, ad. turbulently.

Tem'plar, n. a student in the law.

Tem'ple, n. an edifice for religioua
worship : — the side of the head.

Tem'plet, n. a piece of timber.

Tem'po-ral, a. measured by time ; not
eternal ; secular ; not spiritual.

Tem-po-ral'i-ty, n. secular possessions.

Tem'po-ral-lj% ad. as to this life.

Tem'po-ra-ry, a. lasting only for a lim-
ited lime; not permanent; transitory.

Tem'po-rize, v. v. to comply with the
times ; to yield to circumstances.

Tem'po-riz-er, n. one who temporizes

Tempt, (temt) v. a. to entice to ill.

Temp-ta'tion, (tem-ta'shun) n. act of
templing; state of being templed.

Tempt'er, n. one who entices to ill.

Ten, a. & 71. twice five. [ble.

Ten'a-ble, a. that may be held; defensi-

Te-na'cious, (te-na'shus) a. holding
fast ; retentive :' — obstinate : — co-
hesive ; glutinous.

Te-na'cious-ly , at/. with tenacity. [cious.

Te-nS-^'i-ty, n. quality of being tena-

Ten'an-cy, n. the slate of a tenant.

Ten'ant, ?;. one who holds lands 01
tenements belonging to another.

'J'en'ant, v. a. to hold as a tenant.

sl,e,i,o,u,y , long; a,e,i,3,u,y, short; ?je,i,o.ii,y, o&iCMre.-firejfar/istjfSJl] heir,hen




Ten'ant-a-ble, a. tliat maybe tenanted.
Ten'ant-ry, n. a body of tenants.
Tench, n. a gold-colored tish.
Tend, ». a. to watch ; to guard, attend.
Tend, r. n. to move towards, incline.
Ten'den-cy, n. aim ; direction ; course.
Ten'der, a. soft; kind ; easily pained.
Ten'der, v. a. to offer ; to exhibit.
Tend'er, n. one who tends : — a small
vessel or ship : — an offer ; proposal.
Ten'der-ldln, ?«. a tender part of beef.
Ten'der-ly, ad. in a tender manner.
Ten'der-ness, 71. state of being tender.
Ten'di-nous, a. containing tendons.
Ten'don, ?!. sinew; ligature of joints.
Ten'dril, n. the clasper of a vine, &;c.
Ten'e-ment, n. any thing held by a
tenant, as land, &;c. : — a habitation.
Ten'et, n. principle ; doctrine ; opinion.
Ten'fbld, a. ten times increased.
Ten'nis,7i.a play with a racket and ball.
Ten'on, 71. the end of a timber fitted to
a mortise, [the middle part in music.
Ten'or, n. constant mode ; purport : —
Tense, n. a variation of the verb, to

denote time.
Tense, a. drawn tight ; stretched ; stiff.
Tense'ness, 7t. state of being tense.
Ten'sion, n. the act of stretching.
Tent, n. a movable lodge ; shelter : —

a roll of lint : — a red wine.
Tent, v. n. to lodge. — v. a. to probe.

Ten'ta-cle, n. a feeler of an insect.

Ten'ta-tive, a. trying ; essaying.

Tent'ed, n. covered with tents.

Tent'er, n. a hook to stretcli things on

Teat'er, v. a. to stretch on hooks.

Tenth, a. first after the ninth.

Tenth, .77. the tenth part ; a tithe.

Tenth'ly, ad. in the tenth place.

Te-nii'i-t}', 71. thinness ; slenderness.

Ten'ure,(ten'yur or te'niir) n. manner
of holding lands, &c.

Tep-e-fac'tion, n. act of making tepid.

Tep'id, a. lukewarm.

Ter'a-phim, n. pi. idols or images.

Ter'e-blnth, n. the turpentine-tree.

Ter-|i-ver-sa'tign, n. a shift; evasion;
subterfuge ; change.

Term, 71. a limit ; a boundary : — a lim-
ited time : — a word. — ^;<Z. conditions.

Term, v. a. to name ; to designate.

Ter'nia-gan-cy, n. turbulence.

Ter'ma-gant, a. turbulent; scolding.

Ter'ma-gant, n. a brawling woman.

Ter'mi-na-ble, a. admitting bounds.

Ter'mi-nal, a. relating to a term or end.

Ter'rai-nate, v. a. & 71. to limit ; to end.

Ter-mi-na'tion, n. end ; conclusion.

Ter-mi-na'tion-al,a. relating to the end.

Ter-mi-nol'o-*y,7i.explanation of terms
used in the sciences ; nomenclature.

Ter'mi-nus, n. ; pi. ter'mj-ni ; a boun-

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