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Be-h66ve', v. a. To be fit for , (o become.

Be-h6ve, V a. See Behoove.

Bi2'lNG,p. From fie. Existing.

BiJ'iNG, 77. Existence; a particular state : — the
person existing ; a person , any living creature.

Be-la'bqr, v. a. To beat soundly ; to thump; to


jBiiL'A-MOUR, ?i. A gallant ; a consort.

JBiiL'A-MY, 77. A friend ; an intimate.

Be-late', v. a. 'i'o retard ; to make too late.

Be-lat'ed, u. Benighted ; too late.

Be-lay', 7>. a. To block up ; to attack ; to besiege.
— (Maut.) To fasten or make last, as a rope.

Belch, v. n. To eject wind from the stomach.

BiiLCH, ?'. a. To tiirow out from the stomach.

Belch, 7(. Act of belching ; eructation.

Bel'dam, 7(. An old woman ; a hag.

Be-lilag'uer (be-lu'ger), v. a. To besiege ; to
block up.

BE-LiiM'NiTE,7i. (^Oeol.) An extinct marine ani-
mal ; arrowhead.

Bml-Esi'JUT (bel'es-pre'), n. ; pi. Beavx-Es-
y/t/rs (boz'es-pre'). [Fr.j A man of wit; a wit.

BEl'fr Y, V. A tower or place where a belt is hung.

MIeNjSJR; move, nor, s5nj BOLL,BtJR, rOlE. — 9,9, g, »•«/',■ IS, fi,^,g,h,ard ; ^asz; Jf a^gz; THIS




Be-li'bel,, v. a. To traduce ; to libel.

Be-lIe' (be-li'), V. a. To slander; to calumniate.

Be-lief' (be-lef), n. Act of believing ; thing be-
lieved ; creed ; faith : — credit ; confidence.

Syn. — Tr ii-st \n opmion is called belief; in re-
ligious opinion or divine testimony, faM ; 'in pe-
cuniary worth, credit ; in moral probity, confi-
dence : — tile articles of belief, creed.

Be-liIjv'a-ble, a. That may be believed.

BE-LliivE' (be-l5v'), v. a. To exercise belief in ;
to credit ; to trust ; to tliink true.

BE-LliiVE', V. n. To have belief; to exercise faith.

BE-Lliiv'ER, n. One wlio believes.

Be-LIKE', ad. Probably ; likely. [Mntiquated.]

Bjjll, n. A hollow, sounding vessel of metal.

Bel-la-d6x'na, 71. [It.] A species of amaryllis ;
deadly nightshade, a poisonous plant ; a lily.

Belle (bel), n. [Fr.] A young lady admired for
beauty and accomplishments ; a gay young lady.

Belles-lettres {hti]-ltit'tr) [bel-ii'tur, fV. J.
F. K. ; bel-let'tr, P. Ja. Sm. R. ; bel'let-tr, E. C.
JVb.], n. pi. [Fr.] Polite literature, as rhetoric,
poetry, criticism, and philology ; classical au-

BiiLL'FLOw-ER, n. A bell-shaped flower.

Bell'found-er, n. One who founds or casts bells.

BEL-Li(^'ER-ENT, a. Waging war ; engaged in war.

BEL-Liqt'ER-JiNT, n. A party carrying on war.

Bel-lip'o-tent, a. Mighty in war. [R.]

BJiLL'MAN, n. A public crier : — a bell-ringer.

BiiLL'iVIET-AL (bel'met-tl), n. An alloy or mixture
of copper and tin, used for making bells.

Bel'low (bel'lo), V. n. To make a noise as a
bull ;_to cry aloud ; to vociferate ; to roar.

BiJL'LOW, n. A loud outcry ; a roar.

Bel'low-ing, n. I.oud noise ; a roaring.

Bel'lows (bel'lus) [bel'liis, S. fV. P. J. F. K. Sm.
R. ; bel'oz, Ja.], n. sing. & pi. A machine for
blowing the fire.

BiJLL'RiNG-ER, n. One who rings bells.

Bel'lu-ine, a. Like a beast ; beastly ; brutal.

BiiLL'wETH-ER, n. A sheep which carries a bell.

Bel'ly, n. That part of the body which contains
the entrails ; abdomen : — a protuberance.

Bel'ly, !), n. To swell into a larger capacity.

BJiL'LY-AeHE, n. Pain in the bowels ; colic.

Bel'ly-bSnd, n. A girth for a horse.

Bel'ly-fOl, 71. As much as fills the belly.

Bi3L'o-MAN-cVi K. Divination by arrows.

Be-l6ng', 7). n. To be the property of; to apper-
tain to ; to adhere to ; to have relation to ; to
relate to.

Beloved (be-luvd'), p. Loved; as, "He was
much beloved." — a. (be-luv'ed). Much loved;
dear ; as, " a beloved son."

Be-low' (be-l5'), prep. Under in place, time, or
dignity ; inferior in excellence ; unworthy of.

Be-low', ad. In a lower place ; on earth ; in hell.

BiiLT, n. That which encompasses ; a girdle ; a
cincture ; a sash ; band ; zone.

Belt, v. a. To gird with a belt ; to encircle.

Be-lu'ga,7i. a species of whale, which from its
color is called by whalers white-fish.

Bel've-dere, 7i. {Arch.) A pavilion, gallery, or
structure on the top of a house or palace.

Be-man'gle, v. a. To tear asunder.

Be-mAsk', v. a. To hide ; to conceal ; to mask.

Be-maze', v. a. To bewilder ; to perplex.

Be-iviire', 7). a. To drag in the mire.

Be-mist', v. a. To cover as with a mist.

Be-moan' (be-mon'), v. a. To lament ; to bewail.

Be-moan'er, 77. One who bemoans.

Be-moan'ing, 77. Lamentation.

B§-m6ck', v. a. To treat with mockery ; to mock.

Be'mol, 77. (Mas.) Another name for B flat,

fBE-MoN'sTER, 7). a. To make monstrous. Shak.

Be-mourn' (be-morn'). v. a. To weep over

Be-mu§ed' (be-inuzd'), a. Overcome with musing.

BE>fCH [bench, S. P. J. K. Sm. Wb. : bensh, JV. F.
E. Ja. R. C], n. A long seat : — a tribunal of jus-
tice ; the court ; the body of judges.

Bench'er, n. A senior member of a society
governing the English inns of court.

Bend, v. a. [i. bent oriiENDED ; pp. bending, bent
or BENDED.] To make crooked , to direct to a cer-
tain point ; to incline ; to bow ; to subdue.

Bend, v. n. To be incurvated ; to yield.

Bend, 7i. A curve ; a crook ; a flexure ; a bent.

BiiND'A-BLE, a. That may be bent or incurvated.

Bend'er, n. A person .)r thing that bends.

Bend^let, 77. (Her.) A little bend.

Be-NEAPED' (be-nept'), a. (JVaut.) On the ground.

BE-NEATH',prcp. Lower in place ; lower in rank,
excellence, or dignity ; under ; unworthy of.

BE-NiiATH', ad. In a lower place ; below ; on

Ben'e-dict, 77. A cant term for a married man.

BiJN-E-Dic'TlNE, a. Belonging to St. Benedict.

Ben-e-dic'tion, n. An invocation of happiness ,
a blessing : — institution of an abbot.

Syn. — The benediction of a priest ; the blessing
of God : — spiritual and temporal blessings.

Ben-e-fac'tiqn, 77. Act ot conferring a benefit ;
the benefit conferred ; donation ; gratuity ; gift.

Syn. — Benefactions to the poor; donations fit
benevolent institutions ; an unexpected gratuity ;
a free gift.

Ben-e-fac'tqr, 71. One who confers a benefit.

Bi2N-E-FAc'TRESS, 77. A female benefactor.

Ben'e-fice, 71. An ecclesiastical living.

BisN'E-FiCED (ben'e-fist), a. Having a benefice.

BE-NiiF'l-ciiNCE, 71. Active goodness : kindness

Be-nef'i-cent, a. Bountiful; muniiScent ; be-
nevolent ; kind ; liberal ; generous.

Syn. — God is beneficent and bountiful in pro-
viding for his creatures ; a munificent beiiefacttr ;
a benevolent man ; a kind friend ; a liberal patron ,
a generous dit^position.

BEN-E-Fi"ciAL (ben-e-fish'al), a. Conferring
benefits ; advantageous ; useful.

Ben-e-fi"cial-ly, ad. Advantageously.

BEN-E-Fi"ciAL-NESS, 77. Usefulness.

BEN-E-Ff'ci-A-RY (ben-e-fish'e-§i-re), a. Hold
ing something in subordination to another.

BEN-E-Fi''ci-A-RY(ben-e-fish'e-a-re),7i. One wlio
is possessed of a benefice : — a person benefited : — ■
a student assisted by charity or charitable funds.

Ben'e-fit, 77. An act of kindness ; good office ,
favor ; a kindness ; service : — advantage ; ac-
count; avail i gain: profit.

Syn. — Princes confer benefits and favors on tlicir
subjects ; subjects perform services for their rul
ers ; neighbors do acts of kindness to eacli ether.
Advantage of situation ; gain or profit in trade.

Ben'e-fxt, v. a. To do good to ; to assist : to help.

Ben'e-fi't, v. n. To gain advantage.

Be-net', v. a. To ensnare.

Be-nev'o-lence, 77. Disposition to do pood ;
good-will ; kindness ; benignity ; humanity ; ten-

Syn. — Benevolence is the desire of doing good ;
beneficence, actual goodness. The great should
manifest condescending benignity; humanity ex-
tends to all ; kindness to friends and neighbors ;
tenderness to the weak and sulfering. See Phi-


Be-nev'p-lEnt, a. Disposed to do good ; having
good-will ; kind ; humane ; benignant , beneficent,

Ben-ga-lee', 77, The language of Bengal.

Ben-ga-ljjse', 77. sing. Scpl. A native, or the na-
tives, of Bengal.

Be-night' (be-nit'), v. a. To involve in darkne.=s.

Be-nIgn' (be-nin'), a. Kind ; generous ; gentle.

Be-ni'g'nant, a. Kind; gracious; benevolent.

Be-nig'ni-ty, 77. Goodness of heart ; benevolence ;
beneficence ; graciousness ; actual kindness.

Be-nign'ly (be-nln'le), arf. Favorably ; kindlj'.

|BiSN'l-§ON (ben'e-zn). n. A blessing ; benediction.

Ben'shijs, 77. An Irish fairy ; a fairy's wife.

Bent, i. & p. From Bend.

Bent, 77. State of being bent ; flexure ; declivity .
— inclination ; tendency ; fixed purpose.

4, £,i, 6,u, Y,langi X, E, i,6, 0,i?,6/iort.- A, e, i, p y,Y, obscure. — fAre,far, fXst, All, heir her,




Ee-NUMB' (be-num'), v- a- To make torpid.

Ben-zo'ic, a! (Chem.) Relating to benzoin.

Ben-zoin', n. A resinous juice of a tree in Suma-
tra, &c. ; called also gum-benjamin.

BEN'zof'LE, ) n. (Chem.) A compound of carbon

Ben'zOle, j and hydrogen.

Bij-PAINT', V. a. To p!iint ; to cover with paint.

BE-Pinch', v. a. To mark with pinches.

Be-povv'der, v. a. To dress out ; to powder.

Be-PRAI^e', v. a. To praise greatly ; tii laud.

BE-QUiJATH', V. a. To leave by will to another;
to devise. — Written also bequeathe.

Be-quest'. n. Something left by will.

Be-rate','j). o. To revile ; to vilify ; to abuse,

jBe-ray' (be-rd'), v. a. To foul ; to soil.

Ber'ber-rv, K. A berry. See Barbekry.

BerEj n. A species of barley in Scotland.

BE-REAVE', v. a. [i. BEREAVED Or BEREFT ; pp. BE-
REAVING, BEREAVED or BEREFT.] To Strip ; to de-
prive of ; to dispossess.

Be-reave'mei\t, n. Act of bereaving ; state of
being bereaved ; deprivation ; loss.

BE-Reft', !. & p. From Bereave.

Ber'ga-mot, n. A sort of pear : — a perfume.

Ber'gan-der, 7(. A species of duck ; birgander.

Berg'mas-t ER, n. The chief officer among the
Derbyshire ininers ; called barmaster.

Be-rhvme', v. a. To form in rhyme.

Ber-lTn' or Ber'lin [ber-lin', S. W. J. F. Ja. ;
ber'lin, P. K. Sm. R. fVb'.], n. A kind of coach or

BIJRM, n. (_Fort.) A narrow level space along the
interior slope of a parapet.

Ber'nar-dine, n. One of an order of monks.

Bijr'ry, 71. Any small fruit, containing seeds.

Berth, n. A station of a ship : — a room ; a place
or box to sleep in : — a station ; employment.

BiiR'yL (ber'il), n. A precious stone.

Be-scat'ter, v. a. To throw loo«ely over.

Be-scratch', v. a. To tear with the nails.

BE-SEECH', v. a. [i. BESOUGHT ; pp. beseechiwg.

BESOUGHT.] To entreat ; to beg ; to implore.
Be-seem', v. a. To become ; to be fit for. ,

Be-SEEM'ing, n. Comeliness.
Be-seem'ly, fl. Fit; becoming; suitable.
Be-S£T', t). a. [i. beset; pp. besetting, beset.]

To besiege; to waylay; to embarrass; to fall

Be-shrew' (be-shru'), v. a. To wish a curse to.
Be-sjde', j prep. At the side of: — over and
Be-sIde^', \ above; distinct from ; out of.
Be-sTde', j ad. More than that ; moreover ; not
BE-sTpE§', \ in this number ; except.
BE-siiif/E' (be-s5j'), ^'. a. To invest with an armed

force^; to lay siege to ; to hem in ; to beset.
Be-sie9'er, 71. One who besieges.
Be-SLTme', v. a. To soil ; to daub.
Be-slijb'ber, v. a. To daub ; to slubber.
Be-smear', v. a. To bedaub ; to soil ; to smear.
Be-smTrch', v. a. To soil ; to discolor. Shak.
Be-sm6ke', v. a. To foul or dry with smoke.
Be-smOt', v. a. To soil with smoke or soot.
Be-s\liffed' (be-snuft'), a. Smeared with snuff.
BE'ijQM (bj'zum), 7i. A broom made of twigs.
Be-soRT', v. a. To suit ; to fit ; to become. Shak.
Be-s6t', v. a. To infatuate ; to stupefy.
Be-s6t'ted-ly, ad. In a besotted manner.
Be-s6t'ted-.\ess, 7!. Stupidity; infatuation.
Be-sought' (be-sawt', 54), /. & p. From Beseech.
Be-spXn'gle, v. a. To adorn with spangles.
Be-spXt'Ter, v. a. To soil by spattering.
Be-spcAK', v. a. [i. bespoke ; pp. bespeaking,

BESPOKEN'.] To speak for beforehand : — to speak

to ; to address : — to betoken ; to forebode ; to

Be-sp£c'kle, v. a. To mark with speckles.
Be-spew' (be-spQ'), V. a. To daub with vomit.
Be-spIce', 0. a. To season with spices.
Be-spit'j v. a. To daub with spittle.
Be-spot', v. a. To mark with spots.
Be-sprEad' (be-spred'), v. a. To spread over.

Be-sprTn'kle (be-sprink'kl), v. a. To sprinkle

BE-SPliRT' or Be-sf'irt', v. a. To throw out.
Be-spijt'ter, v. a. To sputter over.
Best, a. ; superl. of Oood. Most good ; that has

good qualities in the highest degree.
Best, ad. ; superl. of fVell. In the highest degree of

goodness : — used in composition ; as best-beloved.
Be-stain', v. a. To mark with stains.
fBE-STEAD', V. a. To profit ; to accommodate.
Best'IAL (best'yal) [bes'che-fil, fV. J. ; bes'tyal,

jE. F. K. Sm. R. C. ; bes'te-jil, P. Ja. ; bes'chal,

S.], a. Belonging to a beast ; beastly ; brutal.
B£s-Ti-AL'i-TV (best-ye-al'e-te), 77., The quality

of beasts ; beastliness: — an unnatural crime.
Bes'tial-ize (best'yal-iz), v. a. To make like a

Bes'tial-ly (best'yal-le), ad. Brutally.
Be-stick', v. a. To stick over with.
BE-STtR', V. a. To put into vigorous action.
Be-stow' (be-sto'), V. a. To give; to confer ; to

grant ; to impart.

Sijn. — Bestow charity ; confer honors ; grant

privileges ; give presents ; impart information.
Be-stow'al (be-sto'^il), 7?. Act of bestowing.
Be-stow'ment, 77. Act of bestowing; bestowal.
Bje-strad'dle, 7). a. To bestride.
Be-strew' (be-stru' or be-stro') [be-stru', S. J. Ja.

K. Sm. ; be-stro', fV. E. F.], v. a. [i. bestrewed ;


sprinkje over.
Be-STRIDE', v. a. [i. bestbode or bestrid ; pp. be-
striding, BESTRIDDEN Or BESTRID.] To Stride

with the legs extended over ; to step over ; to

ride on.
Be-stOd', 7). 0. To adorn with studs.
BiiT, 77. A wager. — v. a. To lay a wager.

BE-TAKE', v. a. [i. BETOOK ; pp. BETAKING, RE-
TAKEN.] To have recourse to ; to apply ; to move ;
to remove.

Be'tel (be'tl), 71. Water-pepper, an Indian plant.


BETHOUGHT.] To rccall to reflection ; to remind,
Be-think', v. n. To call to recollection.
Beth'le-hem (beth'le-em),i7i. An insane hos>

pital : — corrupted to bedlam.
fBE-THRALL', V. a. To enslavG ; to enthrall.
BE-THDmp', v. a. To beat ; to thump.
Be-tIde', v. a. To happen to; to befall.
Be-tIde', v. 77. To happen ; to become.
Be-tIme', ad. Seasonably. Same as betimes,
BE-TiME§', ad. Seasonably ; soon ; early.
Be-to'ken (be-to'kn), v. a. To foreshow by signs-,

to signify.
Bet'p-ny, 77. A plant; a vulnerary herb.
Be-took' (be-tuk'), i. From Betake.
BE-TORN',p.'a. Much torn ; tattered.
Be-t6ss', v. a. To disturb ; to toss up.
Be-TRAY', v. a. To give up or disclose treacherous

iy : — to divulge a secret ; to discover ; to entrap
Be-tray'al, 77. Act of betraying ; treache.'y.
Be-tray'er, 77. One who betrays.
BE-TR"iM', V. a. To deck ; to dress ; to trim.
Be-tr6th', v. a. To contract to any one in orde(

to marriage ; to afliance ; to pledge.
Be-tr6th'ment, 71. The act of betrothing ; ai)

engagement relating to marriage.
BEt'ter, a. ; comp. of Oood. Superior.
BEt'ter, arf. More; rather; in a higher degree.
BiiT'TER, V. a. To improve ; to meliorate.
BEt'ter, 77. Superiority: — a superior.
BEt'ter-ment, 77. An improvement to an estate,
BET'TpR, 77. One who bets or lays wagers.
BEt'ty, n. An instrument to break open doors.
Be-tDm'BLED (be-tum'bld), p. a. Disordered.
Be-TWE en', prep. In the intermediate space ; from

one to another ; in the middle of; betwixt.
Be-twixt', prep. In the middle of ; between.
BEv'EL 1 Any angle not a right angle or half a

right angle: — a kind of square movable on a

centre : — used also as an adjective.

MIEN, SIR; MOVE, NOR, s6n; bOll, BUR, rOle.— 9, 9, g,so/t; jE, g, c,|, Aard; § asz ; 3j: (w gz; THIS.




Bfiv'Eii, V. a. To cut to a bevel angle.

BEV'EL-iNG, n. Act of cutting to a bevel.

B£v'jER-A9^E, n. Drink ; liquor to bo drunk.

Bev'y, n. A flock of birds : — a company.

Ue-wail', v. a. To weep aloud for ; to bemoan.

Be-wa^l', v. n. To express grief; to woep aloud.

Be-wail'a-ble, a. That may be lamented.

Be-w^ail'ing, n. Lamentation.

Be-vtare', v. n. To regard with caution. •* [A
verb defective, and not conjugated.]

Be-vs'il'der, v. a. To perplex ; to entangle.

Be-w^itch', ?j. n. To charm ; to fascinate.

Be-witch'ing, a. Fascinating ; enchanting.

Be-witch'ing-ly , ad. In an alluring manner.

Be-witch'ment, 71. Fascination ; enchantment.

tBE-WRAY' (be-ra'), v. a. To betray ; to show.

JBe-w^ray'eu (be-ra'er), n. One who bewrays ^

Bey (ba), n. A governor of a Turkish province.

Be-y6nd', prep. On the farther side of; farther
onward than ; before ; above ; past.

Be-y6nd', ad. At a distance ; yonder.

Be-zant', 71. A gold coin of ancient Byzantium.

Bez'el [bez'el, P.K. C. Wb.i bSz'zl, Sm.; bS'zel,
Ja.], n. That part of a ring in which the stone
is fixed.

Be'zoar (bG'zor), n. A calculous concretion.

Bi-Xn'gu-lat-ed, a. Having two angles.

Bi'as, ru Weight on one side of a bowl: — parti-
ality ; bent ; prepossession ; mclination.

Bi'as, v. a. To incline to some side ; to influence.

Bib, n. A piece of linen put on a child's breast.

B'lB, V. n. To tippl ^ ; to sip ; to drink.

Bi-BA cious (bl-ba'shus), a. Addicted to drinking.

fBi-BX^'l-TY, re. The quality of drinking nmch.

IJib'ber, 71. A tippler; a toper; a sot.

Bl'BLE (bi'bl), n. The Book, by way of eminence ;
the volume of the sacred Scriptures.

Bib'li-cal,, a. Relating to the Bible.

BTb-lJ-og'ra-pher, n. One versed in bibliography.

B£B-li-<?-graph'ic, ) a. Relating to tlio

Bl'B-LJ-o-GRAPH'i-cAL, \ knowledge ofbooks.

BTb-lj-og'ra-phy, 71. The science, knowledge,
and history of books.

BKb-lj-ol'p-^^y, n. Biblical literature ; a treatise
on books ; bibliograpliy.

BJfB'Li-p-MXN-cy, n. Divination by a book.

Dib-li-o-ma' Ni-A, n. [L.] The rage for possess-
ing scarcoor curious books ; book-madness.

BIb-li-p-ma'ni-ac, 7!. One who has a rage for

BTb-lio-ma-nT'a-cal, a. Relating to biblio-

BIb'li-p-Pole, n, A bookseller ; bibliopolist.

BiB-Li-oP'o-Li'sT, n. A bookseller.

Bid-li-o-tiie' CA, n. [L.] An apartment for
books ; a library.

tBlB-Li-p-TilE'cAL, a. Belonging to a library.

Bib'li-p-theke, 71. [bibliotlieca, 'L.] A library.

Bi'b'list, n. A biblical scholar.

BlC'y-LoOs, a. Absorbing ; spongy.

Bl-CAP'sy-LAR, a. Having two capsules.

BicE, n. A green or light blue color.
'^-cfiPH'A-LOiJs, a. Ilaving two heads.

Bi-ciP' i-jiAL, > a. Having two heads or two

Bl-Cip'i-Tous, ] origins.

BIcK'ER, V. n. To skirmish ; to quiver.

Bick'er-ipig, 71, A quarrel ; skirmish.

BTcK'ERjf, 71. An iron ending in a point.

iJi-coR'Noys, a. Having two horns or antlers.

2ii-coR'pp-RAi.. a. Having two bodies.

B'i-CrO'ral, a. Having two logs.

Bl-cus'PiD, a. (Jliiat.) Having two cusps.

Bid, v. a. [i. nwn or did ; pp. didding, eiddeii
or DID.] To order ; to command : -—to propose ;
to offer : — to desire ; to Invito ; to cad.

Bid, n. An offer to give a certain price.

Bid'den (1)1(1 dn),p, l?toia Hid. Commanded.

BiD'DER, n. One v/ho bids or offora a price.

iJid'ding, 71. Command ; orclcr : — offer of price.

Bide, v. a. To enf"uro , to suffer; to wait for.

BiDE, V. n. To dwell ; to remiin ; to abide.

Bi-d£n'tal, a. Having two teeth.

Bl-DET', 71. A little horse : — a chamber bathing-

Bi-en'ni-al, a. Continuing two years.

Bi-en'ni-al,-ly, ad. At the return of two years.

Bier, 7i. A carriage for conveying the dead.

Biest'ing§, 74. pi. The first milk of a cow after

Bi-fa'ri-oOs, a. Twofold ; double.

BiF'ER-olis, a. Bearing fruit twice a year.

Bl'FiD, a. Cleft ill two ; having two parts.

BlF'i-DAT-ED, a. Divided into two ; bifid.

Bl-FLo'ROUS, a. (Dot.) Having two flowers.

Bi'fold, a. Twotold ; double.

Bl-FO'LI-ATE, a. (Bot.) Having two leaflets.

Bi'form, a. Having a double form.

Bi'formed (bi'fdrmd), a. Having two forms.

Bi-f6rm'i-tv, 71. A double form.

Bi-fr6nt'ed (bl-frunt'cd), a. Having two fronts,

Bl-FiiR'c^TE, a. Having two prongs; bifurcated;

Bi-FiJR'cAT-ED, a. Having two forks.

Big, a. Bulky; great; large; huge; pregnant.

Big or C'iGG, n. A kind of winter barley.

Big'a-mist, n. One that has committed bigamy.

Big'a-my, 71. The criino of having two wives, ol
two husbands, at once.

Bi-^fir/i'i-NATE, a. (Bot.) Two-forked.

Big'xjin, n. A child's cap : — a can, or small
wooden vessel.

Bight (bit), n. A small bay or inlet of the sea: —
a bend or coil o^ a rope when folded.

BlG'liycs, 71. Bulk; size; dimensions.

Cig'ot, n. One unreasonably devoted to some
party, opinion, or practice ; a blind zealot.

Big'qt-ed, a. Full of bigotry ; irrationally zealous.

Bio'pT-ED-LY, ad. In the manner of a bigot.

B'ia'pT-RY, 71. Blind zeal ; great prejudice.

Z?jj"Oz;^(be'zho), 71. [Fr.] A jewel ; a trinket.

DlJOUTRY (be-zho'trc), ti. [bijouterie, Fr.] Manu-
facture and trado in jewels ; jewelry.

Di-JU'aoiJS, a. (Dot.) Having two pairs of leaflets.

Bi-la'i;i-ate, a. Ilaving two lips or parcels.

Di-LXr.l'EL-LATn, a. Di.idod into two plates.

Bil'an-der, 71. .1 small iMtch morcliaiit-vcssol.

QI-lat'ER-al, a, Ilaving two sides.

Bil'bjr-ry, n. A small shrub and its fruit.

CiL'DO, 71. ; pi. BIL'boe^. a rapier ; a sword.

BTl'boe^ (bil'boa), n. pi. A sort of stocks for the
fe?t, used for punishing offenders at sea.

DlLBOQL-i:T(hiVho-ka'),n. [Fr.] The toy called
a tup and ball : — a small mortar to throw shells.

DTle, 71. A yellow or greenish fluid separated in
the liver, and collected in the gall-bladder.

BlL(^E, 71. The broadest part of a ship's bottom : —
the protuberant part of a cask : — called also

B'iL.(^E, V. 71. To spring a leak ; to let in water.

Bilge'-Wa-TER, 71. Water lying in the bilge.

BlL'lA-RY (bil'ya-re), a. Belonging to the bile.

Ci-li'n'gual, ffl. Having two tongues or langu^g^^o.

Bi-LiN'ou6ys (bi-lin'gwus), a. Having two
tongues ; speaking two tongues ; bilingual.

BiL'lous (bil'yus), a. Partaking of bile.

Bi-lit'er-al, a. Consisting of two letters.

Bilk, v. a. To cheat ; to deceive ; to defraud.

Bill, 71. Beak 01 a fowl : — a pickaxe ; a battle-
axe : -^ a written paper : — an account of mon-
ey t-— a statement of goods purchased. — (Law.)
A declaration in writing, expressing griev.:nce or
wrong : — a proposed law or act. — Dill of ex-
change, a note ordering the payment 01 a sum of
money. — ■ Dill of lading, a written statement o£
goods shipped.

DfLL, V. 71. To caress, as doves, by joining bills.

BiL'LA^E, 71. (Jfatit.) The breadth aC the floor
of a ship wlion she lies aground.

Cil'let,71. a note ; a letter: — a ticket directing
soldicra whoro to lodge : — a log of wood.

Bi'l'let, v. a. Tci place or quarter soldiers.

Dil' Liy^-vuVX' (Ml'lgt-dO'), n. ; pi. bIl' LETS-
Dvu'x' (biFla-dozO. [Fr.] A love-letter.

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BtLL'-HooK (-huk;, n. A small hatchet.
BiLL'lA:iD5 (bll'yardz), n. pi. A game played

with b- Us and maces or stickj, on a table.
BtL'LINfi^-GATE, n. Ribaldry ; foul language.
BlLL'ipN (bil'yun), ti, A millinn of millions.
B'il'low (bil'16), n. A wave swollen by tho

wind ; surge. See Wave.
Bil'low-y (bil'lo-c), a. Swelling ; turgid.
BfL'MAN, n. ; pi. bil'men. One wno uses a bill.
Bl-Lo'BATE, a. (Dot.) Having two cells or lobes.
Bi'mane, a. Having two hands ; bimanous.
Bi-MA'NOUS, a. Having two hands ; bimano.
Bi-men'sal, a. Occurring every two months.
Bin, n. A repository for corn, broad, or wino.
Bi'NA-RY, o. Two ; dual ; double.
Bi'na-ry, n. The constitution of two.
Bl'NATE, a. (Dot.) Growing in pairs.
Bind, v. a. [i. bound ; pp. ginding, bound.] To

confine with cords ; to fasten to ; to tic together :

— to oblige or compel by contract, oath, or kind-
ness ; to engage : — to make costive.

Syn. — Bind tho hands of a criminal ; tie him to
the stake ; fasten with a cord. — Bind is more co-
ercive thanoWJ^e; oblige, than engage. — Wo are
lound by an oath ; obliged by circumstances ; en-
gnged by promises.

BIN^, V. n. To contract its own parts together.

Bind, n. A hop-stem bound to a polo ; a ligature.

— (Min.) Argillaceous slato.

ClND'ER,n. One who binds boohs, &c. i — a fillet.

BTnd'er-y, n. A place where books arc bound.

BInd'ing, 71. A bandage : — the cover of a book.

BiND'iNGjp. a. Compolliag; obliging ; obligatory.

Bine, n. A slender stem of a pl^nt.

Bin'na-cle, n. The compass-box of a 3hip.

DlN'o-ciiE, n. A kind of tolcscopo.

Dl-Noc'u-LAR, a. Having or using two eyes.

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