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Os, pron. pi. The objective case of fVe.

u'§A-BL,E (yu'za-bl), a. That may be used.

O'^A^-E (yu'zai),n. Manner of using ; treatment: —
the habit of many ; common practice ; prescrip-
tion ; use ; custom.

CHANCE, re. Use; usury; interest for money.

USE (yiis), re. Act of using ; need of; utility ; use-

_ fulness ; benefit : — usage ; habit ; custom.

XJ§E (yiiz), V. a. To make use of; to employ.

C^E, «. re. To be accustomed: — [fto frequent.]

CsE'FOL(yiis'fuI),a. Serviceable ; profitable ; bene-
ficial ; adcantageous.

Cse'fOl-l,y, arf. In a useful manner; profitably.

Ose'fOl-ness, re. The quality of being useful ;
utility ; service ; benefit.

Cse'less, a. Being of no use ; worthless.

USE'less-ly, ad. Without use.



use'less-ness, re. Unfitness to any end.

U§'er (yuz'er), ti. One who uses.

Osh'er, 71. An under-teacher : — an introduce*.

ijsh'er, v. a. To introduce ; to forerun.

us-QUE-baugh' (iis-kwe-baw') [iis-kwe-baw', P.
Ja. k. Sm. fVb.i iis-kwe-ba', fV. J. F.J, re. A
compound, distilled spirit; whiskey.

ust'ion (iist'yun), re. The act of burning. [iJ.]

u'§U-AL (yu'zhu-al), a. Common ; occurring often ;
customary ; ordinary ; general.

O'^y-AL-LY (yu'zhu-al-le), ad. Commonly,

u'^u-AL-NESS (ya'zhu-al-nes), re. Commonness.

0-§u-CAP'TipN, Ji. {Civil Law.) Prescription.

0'§u-frDct, ;i. Right of enjoying ; temporary use.

u-ju-frDc'tu-a-ry, re. One who has a temporary

_ use and profit of any thing.

u'§(J-RER (yiJ'zhu-rer), re. One who receives usury.

u-§u'ri oDs, a. Relating to, or partaking of, usury J

_ given to the practice of usury.

u-§tiRP', 7). a. To seize or possess without right.

u-^ur-pa'tiqn, re. Illegal seizure or possession.

u-sLiRP'ER (yu-ziirp'er), 7i. One who usurps-

u-§tJRP'iNG-LY, ad. By usurpation.

O'su-ry (yu'zliu-re), re. Illegal interest.

U-t£n'sii. or u'TfiN-siL [yu'ten-sTl, S. W. J. F.
K. ; yu-ten'sil, P. Ja. Sm. R. C. Wb. Jlsii], n. An
instrument for any use ; a vessel ; a tool.

O'ter-ine or u'ter-Tne [yii'ter-Tn, S. fV. J. Ja.
K. C. ; yu'ter-in, P. Sm.], a. Belonging to the
womb : — born of the same mother.

£/'TE-iJ£?s (yii'te-riis), re. [L.J The womb.

u'ti-le dul'ci, [L.] The useful with the pleasant.

u-f iL-l-TA'Ri-AN, a. Relating to utilitarianism.

O-til-i-ta'ri-an, re. An adherent to utilita-
rianism.

u-til-i-ta'ri-an-i^m, re. The system of general
utility, or that system which promotes the happi-
ness of the great mass of mankind.

O-TlL'l-TY, re. Usefulness ; profit ; convenience.
Syn. — The utility of an invention ; the useful-
nessof the article invented.

tJT'MOST, a. Extreme ; furthest ; highest.

Dt'most, re. The greatest quantity or degree.

u-TO'Fl-AN, a. Relating to Sir Thomas More's
ideal commonwealth, in the imaginary island of
Utopia: — fanciful; chimerical; ideal.

u-To'Pl-AN-i'^M, n. Utopian principles.

u'tri-cle, re. A little bag, bladder, or cell.

fiT'TER, a. Extreme; excessive; complete.

ijT'TER, V. a. To speak; to pronounce; to ar-
ticulate : — to declare ; to publish ; to tell ; to dis-
close : — to vend ; to sell.

tJT'TER-A-BLE, a. That may be told or uttered.

IJT'TER-ANCE, re. Act of uttering; expression;
pronunciation ; delivery ; elocution.

Dt'ter-er, re. One who utters or pronounces.

ut'ter-lv, ad. Fully ; completely ; perfectly.

tJT'TER-MOST, a. Extreme ; most remote ; ut-
most.

ut'ter-most, re. Greatest degree ; the utmost.

O'vE-oDs, a. Resembling a grape.

u'vp-LA, 71. A round, soft body over the glottis.

Ojf-o'RJ-ons, a. Submissively fond of a wife.

ij:^-o'Ri-ousL,v, ad. In an uxorious manner.

U5f-o'R}-ovs-Nji:ss, n. Fond submission to a wife.



Van English consonant, has but one sound, and
y is nearly allied to/; but v is vocal, and/ is
aspirate. — V, as a numeral, stands (or five.
Va'can-cy, re. Empty space ; vacuity ; a chasm.
Va'cant, a. Empty; void; free; disengaged.
Va'cate, v. a. To animl ; to make vacant or void ;

to quit possession of; to leave.
Va-ca'tiqn, n. An intermission ; a recess ; leisure.



"VXf;'(;;i-N5TE, o. a. To inoculate with vaccine
matter.

VX£!-<^!-NA'TlpN, re. Inoculation for the cow-pox.

VXe'c/i-NA-TpR, re. One who vaccinates.

VXe'^Tne or VXe'^iNE [vSk'sIii, W. J. F. Ja.
Sm. C. ; vak'sin, P.], a. Of or belonging to a
cow ; relating to vaccination or the cow-pox.

VX£'(;!-N'lsT, 71,. One versed in vaccination.



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VAf!-pJN'l-f}3I,n. [L.] {Bot.) A eetins of plants.

VA9'ij:^-lXn-CY [vas'jl-aii-se, W. J. F.Ja. Uni. C. ;
va-sil'lan-se, S. P.], n. Act of vacillating ; a
wavering ; inconstancy ; vacillation.

'Va9'!L-i.ate, v. n. To waver ; to be inconstant ;
to fluctuate. [vering ; fluctuation.

Va^-il-la'tion, n. Act of vacillating; a wa-

"Vac-U-a'tiqn, n. Evacuation. [R.]

■Vac'u-ist, n. One who holds to a vacuum.

Va-cu'i TY, n. Emptiness ; space unfilled ; inanity.

tVXc'u-oDs, a. Empty : unfilled. Milton.

VAC'y-UM, 7!. [L.] Space unoccupied by matter.

Va' DE-Me' CUM, n. [L., 0-0 alonir with me.] A
book or manual that a person always carries with
him.

Vag'A-Bond, a. Wandering ; vagrant ; strolling.

Vag'a-bond, 71. A vagrant ; a wanderer ; stroller.

Vag'a-bond-i§m, 7!. The practice of a vaga-
bond ; vagrancy.

Vag'a-b6nd-ry, 71. Beggary ; knavery, [i?.]

V'a-ga'ry, 77. A wild freak or fancy ; a whim.

fA-fii'NA, n. [L.J A sheath ; a tube.

VA-Qil'NAL or Va^-'i-nal [va-ji'nal, Sm. C; vaj'-
e-njl, &. Wb.], a. Relating to a sheath.

■Va-(Ji'i\ant, a. (3ot.) Investing, as a sheath.

Va'gran CY, 77. Act or state of a vagrant.

Va'GRANT, a. Wandering ; unsettled ; vagabond.

V'a'GRANT, 77. A wanderer ; a vagabond ; a stroll-
er ; a strollmg beggar.

Vague (vag), a. Unfixed; unsettled; uncertain.

Vague'lv (vag'le), ad. In a vague manner.

Vail, 77. A curtain ; a cover. See Veil.

Vail (val), v. a. To cover; to veil. See Veil.

Vail§, or VAle^tj. pi. Money given to servants.

Vain, a. Fruitless ; unreal ; showy ; idle : — mean-
ly proud ; conceited. — /?7 vain, to no purpose.

VAlN-GLo'Ri-oas, a. Vain or proud without
merit ; boastful ; conceited.

Vain-glo'ri-ous-lv, ad. With vainglory.

Vain-glo'ry, 77. Empty pride ; vain boasting.

Vain'LY, oiJ. Without effect ; idly; foolishly.

V ain'NESS, 77. State of being vain ; vanity. Shak.
Vair, 77. {Her.) A kind of fur or doubling.
Vair'v, a. Charged or checkered with vair.
Vai'vode, 77. A prince in the Dacian provinces :

— written also vayvode and wa'noode.
f^'A-KEEL',n. {India.) All ambassador ; agent.
VAL'A?icE, 77. Drapery hanging round a bed-tester.
■fVAL'ANCE,^. a. 'i'o decorate With drapery. Skak.
Vale, 77. A wide, open space between hills ; a low

ground ; a wide valley ; a valley.
VAL-E-oic'TiON, 77. Act of bidding farewell; a

friendly partjng ; a farewell.

V AL-E-Dic-To'Ri-AN, 71. One who delivers a val-
edictory oration in a college. [U. S.j

Val-e-dic'to-ry, a Bidding farewell ; farewell.

Va-len'ti-a (va-len'she-a), 77. A stuff for waist-
coats made of woollen, cotton, and silk.

Val'en-tIne [v'al'en-tin, S. P. J. F. Ja. K. Sm. ;
val'en-tln. fVb.], n. A sweetheart chosen, or a
love-letter sent, on St. Valentine's Day, Feb. 14.

Va-le'ri-an, 77. A genus of plants.

Vi'/ET fval'et, P. J. E. F. Sm C. Wb.; va-let'
or vol'le, S. ; val'et or va-let', W. ; val'et or val'-
la, Ja. k.], 77. [Fr.] A waiting servant.

Va'let de fHA3TBRE (va'le-de-shambr'), ?i.
f Fr.] A footman ; a waiting-servant.

Val-e-tu-di-na'ri-AN, n. A sickly person ; in-
valid ; a valetudinary.

Val-e-tu-ui-na'ri-an, I a. Weakly ; sickly ; in-

Val-e-tiI'dJ-na-ry, ] firm of health ; feeble.

VAL-E-TU'Di-NA-RV, 77. A Valetudinarian.

Val'iant (val'yant), a. Stout ; heroic ; brave.

Val'iant-ly (val'y?nt-le),ad. Stoutly; bravely.

Val'ianT-NESS (val'yant-nes),77. Valor; bravery.

VXl'id, a. Having legal force ; efficacious ; strong.

Va-Lid'i-TY, 77. State of being valid ; legal force ;
force to convince ; strength.

Val'id-ness, 77. State of being valid ; validity.

V'XL'iNCH,77. A tube for drawing liquor from a
cask at the bunghole.



Va-lTse' or Va-Lise' [va-l5z', Sm. R. ; va-l5sj

k. U'b,], 77. [Fr.] A portmanteau ; a wailet.
Val-la'tion, 77. An intrenchment.
VXl'ley (val'le), 77.,- pi. vXl'ley§. A hollow
between hills ; a low ground ; vale ; a dale.

Syn. — A valley may be of small or of large ex-
tent, as a narrow valley, the valley of the Missis-
sippi ; vale, a poetical word, is an extended val
ley ; dale, a small valley between hills ; as, hills
and dales, mountains and valleys.
Fal' LUM, 77. [L.] A trench ; a fence; a wall.
Val'qr, 77. Personal bravery : prowess ; courage.
VXl'pr-oijs, a. Brave; stout; valiant.
VXl'or-olis-ly, ad. In a brave manner.
VXl'u-a-ble (val'yu-a-bl), a. Having value ; of

much value ; precious ; costly ; worthy.
Val'u-a-ble-ness, 77. Preciousness ; worth.
Val-u-a'tion, 77. An appraisement ; a set value.
VAL'y-A-TQB, 77. One wlio sets a price.
VXl'ue (val'yu), 77. Worth as estimated by som«

rate or standard ; price ; rate ; cost.
Val'ue, v. a. To rate highly; to appraise; to

estimate ; to esteem ; to appreciate ; to prize.
Val'ue-less (val'yu-les), a. Being of no value.
VXl'u-er (val'yn-er), 77. One who values.
Val'VATE, a. Relating to, or like^ a valve.
Valve, n. A folding door: — any thing that opens

over the mouth of a tube or vessel ; a lid.
VXl'vet, 77. A little valve ; a valvule.
VXl'vu-LAR, a. Relating to a valve ; valvate.
Val'vule, 77. A small valve ; a valvet.
Vamp, 77. The upper leather of a shoe ; a sock.
Vamp, v. a. To piece or mend an old thing.
Vamp'er, 77. One who pieces or vamps.
Vamp'eb, ?). 77. To vapor or swagger. [Local.]
Vam'pIre, 77. A pretended demon, said to delight

in sucking human blood : — a large bat.
Van, 77. The front of an army ; the first line or

part : — a fan : — a light wagon.
Van-cou'rier (van-ko'rer) [van-kiir'yer, S. ;
van-kor-yer', W. ; van-ko're-a, P. : v"an-kor'e-er,
Sm. C. ], 77. A light-armed soldier.
Van'dal, n. One of the barbarous people who
formerly inhabited the shores of the Baltic ; a bar-
barian.
Van-dal'IC, a. Relating to the Vandals ; rude.
VXn'dal-ism, 77. Barbarity; ferocity ; cruelty.
VXn-dv'ke', 77. A kind of handkerchief for the n=ck,

with indentations and points.
Vane, ?7. A plate to show the direction of the

wind ; a weathercock.
VXng, 77. The web of a feather: — a brace; a

rope for steadying a ship's gafT.
Van'guard, 77. The first line of an army ; van.
Va-nTl'LA, 77. [vanille, Fr.J {Bot.) A genus of

plants : — the aromatic fruit of the plant.
Van'ish, v. 77. To disappear; to pass away.
Van'i-TV , n. State or quality of being vain ; emp •
tiness ; inanity ; vain pursuit ; idle show ; empty,
vain pride ; conceit.
Van'QUISH (vang'kwish), v. a. To defeat; to
conquer ; to overcome ; to subdue ; to surmount.
Van'QUISH-a-ble, a. That may be overcome.
Van'quish-er, 77. A conquerer ; a snbduer.
Van'ta(^e,to. Superiority ; an advantageous state.
Van'tac^ie-GroOnd, 77. Superiority of situation.
Vap'id, a. Dead ; spiritless; mawkish ; flat.
Va-pid'i-TY, 77. State of being vapid ; vapidness.
VXP'iD-NiiSS, n. State of being vapid or spiritless.
Va'por, 77. An elastic fluid rendered aeriform by
heat : — the vapor of water is called steam .- — ex-
halation ; fume ; steam. — PL Hysteric fits ;
whims ; spleen.
Va'por, v. n. To emit vapor : — to bully ; to brag,
VXp-O-RA-biil'i-ty, 77. Capacity of vaporization.
VXp'qr-A-ble, a. That may become vapor.
tVXp'o-RATE, V. n. To emit vapors ; to evapo-
rate.
VAP-p-RA'TipN, 77. Escape of vapor; evaporation.
Va'por-Bath, 77. A bath of vapor or steam.
Va'por-er, 7i. One who vapors ; a boaster.



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V5P-0-rTf'ic, a. Converting into vapor.

Va'pqr-ing-ly, ad. In a boasting manner.

Va'por-Tsh^, a. Full of vapors ; peevish.

Vap-o-R!-za'tion, n. Conversion into vapor.

Vap'o-rize, v. a. To convert into vapor.

Va'por-oDs, a. Full of vapors ; fumy; windy.

Va'por-y, a. Vaporous ; peevish ; humorsonie.

Var'ec, jj. (Cksm.) Impure carbonate of soda.

VA-Rl-A-BiL'l-TV, n. Variableness.

Va'r{-a-bi,e, a- That may vary ; capable of al-
teration ; changeable ; mutable ; inconstant.

Va'ri-a-ble-nIjss, 71. Mutability ; inconstancy.

VA'Rt-A-BLY, ad. Changeably ; inconstantly.

Va'RI-ance, n. Discord ; difference ; dissension.

Va'RI-ANT, a. Variable ; changeable ; inconstant.

Va'ri-ate,«. a. To change ; to alter ; to vary. [R.]

V^A-RI-a'TION, n. Act of varying ; mutation ; vi-
cissitude ; a change ; difference ; deviation.

Var'i-cose, ( a. Relating to varix : — swelled, as

VAR'f-cpas, \ a vein ; dilated.

*Va'ri-e-&ate [va're-e-gat, S. JV. J. Ja. Sm. C. ;
va're-e-gat or var'e-e-gat, P.], v. a. To make
various ; to vary : — to diversify with colors.

*Va-ri-e-ga'tion, 71. Act of variegating ; change :
— diversity of colors.

Va-ri'e-tv, «. Change; intermixture; diversity;
a medley : — one thing of many different.

Va'ri-P-loid or Va-rT'o-LOID [var'e-o-loTd, ^. ,•
va-rl'o-loid, Sm.C; va're-o-lbld, Boag, fVb.], n.
A disease resembling the small-pox.

Va-rI'p-lous [va-ri'o-liis, Ja. Sm. C. Ash ; va're-
g-liis, Wb.], a. Relating to the small-pox.

VA-Rl-o' RUM, [L.] Variorum editions are editions
of works in which the notes of various commen-
tators are inserted.

Va'RI-OUS, a. Different ; manifold ; changeable.

Va'ri-ous-ly, ad. In a various manner.

VA'Rix,n. [L.J A dilatation of a vein.

Var'let, n. A page; a knight's follower: — a
footman ; a servant : — a scoundrel ; rascal.

tVAR'LET-RY, n. The rabble ; the populace.

Var'nish, n. A shining liquid substance : — a cover.

Var'nish, v. a. To set a gloss on : — to palliate.

Var'nish-er, n. One who varnishes.

Var'vel^, n. pi. Silver rings on a hawk's leg.

Va'ry, v. a. To make various ; to change ; to di-
versify ; to variegate.

Va'rv, v.n. To be changeable; to be unlike; to
deviate ; to disagree ; to differ.

VAs'cy-LAR, a. Relating to, or full of, vessels.

Vas-cv-Lar'i-ty, n. Quality of being vascular.

Va§E or Vase [vaz, W. P. J. F. Sm. R. ; vas, S.
E. K. C. Wb. Kenrick ; vaz or Vaz, Ja.\, n. A
large ornamental vessel, cup, or pitcher.

Vas'sal, 71. A subject ; a feudatory ; a slave.

fVXs'SAL,, V. a. To subject ; to enslave. Feltham,

VAS's.\L-A(;tE, n. State of a vassal ; slavery.

VAST, a. Very large ; great ; enormous.

Vas-ta'tion, n. Waste ; devastation.

Vast'ly, ad. Greatly ; to a great degree.

Vast'ness, 71. Immensity ; enormous greatness.

VSst'v, a. Large ; enormously great. Sliak. [R.]

Vat, 71. A cistern of tanners or brewers ; fat.

Vat' [-CAN, n. The palace of the pope at Rome.

VAt'j-cide, n. The miirder or murderer of a
prophet or poet.

VA-Tip'l-N^^L, a. Containing predictions.

VA-Tjf;'i-NATE, ■».77. To prophesy ; to foretell.

Va-tk.'-i-na'tion, 77. A prediction ; prophecy.

Vaude'vil (vod'vTl), 77. [vaudeville, Fr.] A light
song ; a trivial strain ; a ballad.

*Vault [vawlt, P. J. E. F. Ja. Sm. C. Wb. ; viwt,
S. ; vawlt or vawt, fV. K.], n. An arch : — a cel-
lar : — a cave : — a grave : — a jump ; a leap.

*Vault, I', a. To arch ; to shape to a vault.

Vaul,t, v. jt. To leap ; to jump ; to tumble.

*Vault'ed, a. Arched; concave.

Vault'er, 77. A leaper ; a jumper; a tumbler.

*Vau\t or Vaunt fvlwnt, S. fV. P. E. F. Ja. K.
Sm. R. ; vAnt, J. Wb. M'ares], v. a. & 7i. To boast ;
to display ostentatiously ; to vapor.



*Vaunt, 71. A brag ; a boast ; vain ostentation

*Vaunt'er, n. One who vaunts ; a boaster.

*VAUNT'FiJL, a. Boastful ; ostentatious.

*Vaunt'ing-ey, ad. Boastfully ; ostentatiously.

Vav'a-sor or Vav'as-sor, 71. A petty baron.

Vay'vode, 77. See Vaivode.

Veal (vSl), n. The flesh of a calf killed for the
tcible : — formerly used for calf.

Vk' DA or Ve-da', n. A Hindoo sacred book.

V^-_dette' ,n. [Fr.J A sentinel on horseback.

Veer, v. a. To let out : — to turn ; to change.

Veer, v. n. To turn aside ; to change direction.

Veer'ing, 77. The act of turning or changing.

Vi39-E-TA-BiL'l-TY, 77. Vegetable nature.

Ve^^'e-ta-ble, 71. A body having growth with-
out sensation : a plant : — an esculent plant or root.
Syn. — Vegetable, in its widest sense, is a term
which includes all the productions of the vegetable
kingdom ; — all which are treated of in the science
of botany, from the largest trees to the common
moss. A plant is any vegetable production pro-
duced from seed. Vegetables, as the term is com-
monly used, are such plants as are cultivated for
the table. Plant is commonly applied to such
vegetables as are not very large. Herbs are plants
which have no woody structure. Cabbages, pars-
nips, &c. are plants or vegetables ; grass, sage, &c.
are herbs.

Vi3<^'E-TA-BLE, a. Belonging to plants.

Ve^'e-tal, a. Vital, as common to plants and ani-
mals ; as, vegetal functions ; vegetal life. Brande.

ViJ^-E-TA'Rl-AN, 77. One who lives on vegetables.

VEG-E-TA'Ri-AN-T§M, 77. Act, habit, or system
of living on vegetables.

VEqt'E-TATE, V. n. To grow, as plants ; to shoot.

Ve^-e-ta'tion, 77. The growth of plants ; plants.

Vi2(j^'E-TA-T!VE, a. Growing as plants.

Ve^'e-ta-tjve-ness, 77. Vegetative quality.

fVE-^ETE', a. Vigorous; active; thriving.

Ve'he-mence, 77. Quality of being vehement;
inipetuosity ; violence ; force ; ardor ; fervor.

Ve'he-men-cy, 77. Vehemence.

Ve'he-ment, a. Violent ; excessive ; furious ; im-
petuous : — ardent ; eager ; fervent.

V£'HE-jviENT-LY, ad. Eagerly ; ardently ; urgently.

Ve'hi-cle (v5'he-kl), 77. That in which any thing
is carried ; a carriage ; conveyance.

Ve-hic'u-lar, a. Belonging to a vehicle.

Veil (val), 77. A thin cover for the face ; a mask ;
a curtain ; a disguise.

Veil (val), v. a. To cover ; to hide ; to conceal.

Vein (van), 77. A tube in animal bodies that re-
ceives the blood and returns it to the heart : — a
course of metal in mines : — turn of mind : — a
current ; strain : — a streak or wave, as in marble.

Vein (van), v. a. To form or mark with veins.

Veined (vand), a. Full of veins; streaked; veiny.

Vein'v (va'ne), a. Full of veins ; veined.

Ve-lif_'er-ous, a. Carrying sails.

Vel-le'1-ty, 77. The lowest degree of desire.

Vel'li-cate, v. a. To twitch ; to pluck ; to stimu-
late ; to act by stimulation.

Vi3L-Li-CA'TioN, 77. A twitching ; stimulation.

VejJ L,ON, n. [Sp.] jMoney of account : — a cop-

Vi2L'LyM,77. A fine kind of parchment, [per coin.

Vel-p-cim'e-ter, 77. An apparatus for measur-
ing the speed of machinery.

VE-L69'l-PiiDE,77. A vehicle of locomotion moved
by the impulse given to it by the rider's feet.

Ve-l69'i-ty, 77. Quick or rapid motion ; rapidity ;
quickness; speed; swiftness.

ViiL'vE-RET, 77. A modification of velvet.

ViiL'vET, 77. A silk stuff with nap or pile upon it.

V£L'VET,a. Made of velvet ; soft; delicate.

Vel'vet-een, 77. A kind of stuff like velvet.

VEl'vet-v, a. Made of or like velvet.

Ve'nal, a. That may bo bought ; mercenary ;
hireling; prostitute ; base: — relating to the veins ;
venous ; veiny.

Syn. — A venal writer ; mercenary soldier ; hire-
ling witness.



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V¥-n5l'I-ty, n. Mercenariness ; prostitution.

Vjen'a-RY, a. Relating to hunting.

Ve-nXt'ic, Ve-nAt'1-cal, a. Used in hunting.

Ve-Na'tipn, n. Act or practice of hunting.

Vend, v.a. To sell ; tu olfer to sale.

VEN-Dijii', 7!. One to whom any thing is sold.

ViiNn'ER, n. One who sells ; vendor.

Ven-di-bil'i-ty, 11. State of being vendible;
vendibleness.

Vend'i-ble, a. That may be sold ; salable.

Vend'j-ble, 11. Any thing offered to sale.

Vend'1-ble-ness, n. State of being salable.

VEN-Di"TlpN, 71. The act of selling ; sale.

VisN-DOR', 11. {Law.) One who sells any thing.

Vh;n-due', 71. A public sale ; an auction.

ViiN-DUE'-MAs'TER, 71. An auctioneer.

VE-NJiER' [ve-ner', JV. P. ./. E. F. Ja. Sm. C. ;
fIn-nSr', S.], v. a. To cover or inlay, as common
woodwith thin pieces of valuable wood.

VE-Ni2ER', n. A thin piece of wood for inlaying.

VEN-E-Fi"ciAL (-fish'fil), a. Acting by poison.

ViiN'E-MoOs, a. Poisonous. See Venomous.

Visn'e-nate, v. a. To poison ; to infect.

Ven-E-na'tiqn, 71. Act of poisoning ; poison.

Ven'er-a-ble, a. That is to be venerated ; regard-
ed with awe ; worthy of reverence ; reverend.

Ven'e r-a-ble-ness, n. State of being venerable.

Vjsn'er-a-bly, ad. With veneration.

ViiN'ER-ATE, V. a. To treat with veneration.

Ven-er-a'tion, n. Act of venerating; rev-
erence ;_ awful respect; awe.

Ven'er-a-tor, n. One who venerates.

Ve-Ne'RE-al, a. Relating to Venus ; libidinous.

Ve-ne're-oDs, a. Libidinous ; lustful ; venereal.

Ven'e-rv, n. Hunting : — sexual intercourse.

Ve-ne-sec'tion, 7i, Blood-letting; phlebotomy.

Ve-ne'tian, a. Relating to Venice. — Venetian
blind, a window-blind made of laths.

Ven'^^eance (ven'jjns), 77. Penal retribution; re-
venge. — tVitii a vengeance, with violence.

Ven^-e'fOl, a. Vindictive ; revengeful.

fVENgt'ER, 11. One who punishes ; an avenger.

Ve'ni-al, o. That may be forgiven or excused;
pardonable ; excusable ; allowed.

Syn. — Venial offence ; -pardonable error ; excus-
able mistake ; allowed indulgence.

ViJ'Ni-AL-NESS, n. State of being excusable.

Ve-nVre fa'ci-ds (-fa'she-as), [L.] {Law.) A writ
for summoning a jury.

Ven'i^on (ven'zn or ven'e-zn) [ven'zn, P. Bar-
clay ; ven'zn or ven'e-zn, IV. Ja. K. Sm. R. ; ven'-
e-zn, J. F. C. Wb. ; ven'js-siin, S.], n. The flesh
of beasts of game, particularly of deer.

Ven'pm, n. Poison; poisonous matter: — malig-
nity ; bitter hatred ; spite ; malice.

fVEN'pM, V. a. To infect ; to poison ; to envenom.

Ven'om-oDs, a. Poisonous ; malignant.

Ven'om-ous-ly, ad. Poisonously ; malignantly.

Ven'om-ous-ness, 71. Poisonousness ; malignity.

VE'Noys, a. Relating to the veins ; veined ; venal.

Vent, n. A passage by which any thing is dis-
charged ; an aperture : a hole; discharge; emis-
sion: — publicity: — sale. [sell.

ViSNT, t;. a. To let out; to emit ; to publish ; to

VisN'TAlL, 71. Part of a helmet ; visor.

Ven' TER,n. [L.] {Anat.) The abdomen ; womb.

Vent'er^ 71. One who utters or publishes.

VEnt'-Hole, n. A small passage to let out air.

Vent'i-dijct, n. A passage for the wind or air.

Ven'ti-late, v. a. To fan, refresh, or purify
with wind ; to fan ; to winnow.

Ven-ti-la'tiqNjTi. Act of fanning or ventilating.

Ven'ti-la-tor, 71. He or that which ventilates;
a ventilating machine.

Ven'tral, a. Belonging to the belly. [body.

Ven'tri-cle, 71. A small cavity in an animal

VEN-TRiL'o-QUi§M, j 77. The act of speaking in-

Ven-TRIl'o-quv, \ wardly, so that the voice
seems not to issue from the speaker.

Ven-tri'l'p-quist, 71. One who speaks so that
the sound seems not to issue from himself.



Ven-tril'P-QuTze, D. 77. To practise ventrilo-
quism.

Ven-trTl'P-QUOus, a. Like a ventriloquist.

Vi;NT'VRE (vent'yur), n. An undertaking of haz-
ard ; a hazard ; chance ; hap : — any thing put to
hazard ; stake. — At a venture, at hazard.

ViiNT'uRE (vent'yur), v. n. To dare ; to hazard.

Vent'ure, t). a. To expose to hazard, risk, or
danger ; to hazard ; to risk.

VJiNT'iiR-ER (vent'yur-er), n. One who ventures.

ViJNT'URE-so.viE (vent'yur-sOm), a. Bold ; daring

ViJNT'yRE-solME-LV, ad. In a daring manner.

Vent'u-rine, 77. A powder made of gold wire.

Vent'ur-ous (vent'yur-Qs), a. Daring; bold.

Vent'ur-ous-lv (vent'yur-us-le), ad. Daringly.

Vent'(jr-oi;s-ness, 77. Boldness; fearlessness.

Ven'iie (ven'yu), 77. (Law.) A neighborhood.

Ve'nus, n. [L.] {Myth.) The goddess of love.
— {Astron.) The most brilliant of the planets.

VE-RA'ciOtJS (ve-ra'shus), a. Observant of truth.

Ve-rX9'i-Ty, 77. Observance of truth ; truth.

Syn. — The veracity of the narrator ; the truth
of his narration.

Ve-raN' DA.,n. A kind of open portico.

Ve-ra'tri-A, n. {Chem.) A vegetable alkali;
veratrine.

Ve-ra'trine, 77. A vegetable alkali obtained
from the roots of the white hellebore ; veratria.

ViJRB, 7(. {Oram.) A part of speech which signi-
nifies to be, to do, or to suffer, or which predicates
some action, passion, or state of its subject.

Ver'bal, a. Relating to words ; oral ; uttered by
the mouth ; literal : — pertaining to verbs.

Syn. — Verbal message ; oral tradition ; literal



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