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BoLT'-RoPE, n. A rope to which sails are sewed.

BolT'sprit, re. See Bowsprit.

Bo'lus, re. [L.] A large pill : — a kind of earth ;

Bomb (bum), n. A hollow iron ball filled with
gunpowder, to be thrown out from a mortar.

fBoM'BARD, re. A great gun : — a bombardment.

Bom-bard', v. a. To attack with bombs.

BoM-BAR-DlER',re. An engineer who shoots bombs.

Bom-bard'ment, n. An attack with bombs.

Bom-BAst' 03- Bom'bSst [biim-bast', P. J. F.;
biiin-bast', S. E. Ja. Sm. C. ; bQm'bast, JV. Wb.],
n. Inflated style or high-sounding language ;

Bom-bast' [biim-bast', P. J. ; bum-bast', W. Sm
R. ; bum'bast, Wb. jlsk], a. High-sounding ; in-
flated ; pompous ; bombastic.

Bom-bXs'tic, a. Containing bombast; of great
sound with little meaning ; inflated ; turgid.

Bom'bXx, re. (^Bot.) The silk-cotton tree.

Bom-ba-zette', re. A thin woollen stuff.

Bom-ba-zine' (bum-ba-zen'), n. A slight stuflf
made of silk and worsted.

Bom'bic, a. Relating to the silk-worm.

Bomb'-Ketch (hum'kech), J n. A ship for

Bomb'-Ves-sel (biim'ves-sel, \ throwing bombs.

Bomb'-Shell, re. A shell or bomb to be filled with
powder, and thrown by a mortar.

BoM-BV(p'l-NOUs, a. Made of silk; silken.

Bom'byx (bom'biks), re. [L.] The silk-worm.

BO'nafi'de, [L.] In good faith ; in reality.

Bo' NA-Ro' BA, re. [It.] A showy wanton.

Bo-NA'Sys, n. [L.] A wild ox or bison.

B<iN'BoN',n. [Fr.] A dainty ; sweetmeat.

Bond, re. Any thing that binds ; a cord or chain ;
ligament ; — union : — a written obligation to ful-
fil a contract. — PI. Imprisonment.

Bond, a. Bound ; being in a servile state.

Bond, v. a. To give bond for; to secure.

B6nd'a(je, re. Captivity; imprisonment ; slavery.

Bond'maid, re. A female slave.

BSnd'man, re. ; pi. bond'men. A man slave.

Bond'ser-vant or Bond'slave, m. a slave.

BoND'siJR-viCE, re. Slavery. [another.

Bonds'man, n. One who is bound as security fui

BoND'woM-AN (-wum-an), re. A female slave.

Bone, re. Tlie firm, hard substance in an animal
body, which supports its fabric ; a piece of bone.

B5ne, r). a. To take out bones from ; to supply
with bone.

Bone'lace, re. Lace woven with bobbins.

Bone'set-ter, re. One who sets and restores bones.

Bone'spav-in, re. A disease in the hock-joint of
a horse.

Bon'fire, n. A fire made for joy or triumph.

f B6n'i-fy, v. a. To convert into g(X)d.

BoN-MoT (bon-mo'), re. [Fr.] A jest ; a witty re-
ply or repartee.

BoNNE'-BdupHE',n. [Fr.] A delicate morsel.

Bon'net, n. A woman's covering for the head ; a
cap : — a little ravelin : — a sail.

i, E, I, 6, u, Y, long ; X, £, 1, 5, ij, Y, short; A, E, I, p, y, V, obscure.— FkRE, FAR, FAST, ALL; HEIR, HfiB'




B6n'ni-1.y, ad. Gayly ; handsomely.

Bon'nv, a. Handsome; beautiful; gay; merry.

B6.\'nv-clXb-ber,7i. Sour buttermilk ; sour milk.

Bon'ten, n. A narrow woollen stuff.

Son-Ton {\)oi\'\.o\\'),n. [Fr.] Fashion ; high mode.

Bo'NUS, n. [L.] A premium given tor a privilege.

BoN-ViVANT {ho\\'\'&-\'), n. A boon compan-
ion ; a luxurious liver.

Bo' NY, a. Consisting of bones ; full of bones.

£6N'ZE,n. A priest of Japan or China.

Boo'by, n. A dull, stupid fellow : — a bird.

Boo'ey-hOt, n. A sleigh vvitli the seat and cover-
ing of a chaise or coach. [IT. S.]

B66DH'i§M, ?!. See Buddhism.

*BooK (buk, 51) [buk, P. J. E. F. Sm. Wb. ; bok, S.
fV. Ja. K. R. C], n. A volume in which we read
or write ; a subdivision of a work or volume.

Sijn. — The first book of the second volume of
Homer's Iliad.

*BooK (buk), V. a. To register in a book.

*Book'bind-er (buk'-), n. A binder of books.

*Book'case r'buk'kas), n. A case for books.

*Book'!SH (buk'ish), a. Given to books.

*Book'ish-ness (buk'-), n. Devotion to books.

*Book'keep-er (buk'-), 71. A keeper of accounts.

*Book'keep-ing, re. Art of keeping accounts.

*Book'lXnd (buk'land), n. Free socage land.

*Book'learn-ed, a. Versed in books.

*Book'learn-ing, re. Knowledge of books.

*Book'mad-ness, re. Bibliomania.

*Book'm:ate (buk'mat), n. A school-fellow.

*Book'oath, n. An oath made on the Book.

*Booic'sell-er (buk'-), re. A seller of books.

*Book'st6re, ?i. A bookseller's shop. [U.S.]

*BooK'wORM (b&k'vvurni), re. A worm that eats
holes in books : — a hard student.

Boom, n. A long pole used to spread out the clew
of the studding-sail : — a pole set up as a mark : —
a bar of wood laid across a harbor or river.

Boom, v. n. To rush with violence ; to swell.

Boon, n. A favor granted ; a gift ; a benefit.

Boon, a. Gay ; meriy ; kind ; bountiful.

Boor, n. A rude peasant; a clown; a rustic.

BooR'iSH, a. Clownish ; rude ; rustic.

B66r'ish-ly, ad. In a boorish manner.

BooR'isH-NESS, re. Clownishness ; rusticity.

Boose, re. A stall for a cow or an ox.

Boo'^^Y, a. Partially intoxicated ; tipsy ; bousy.

Boot, v. a. To profit : — to put on boots.

Boot, re. Profit ; gain : — a covering for the leg
and foot : — a receptacle or box in a coach ; a
covering, as of leather, in a coach or chaise. —
To boot, ad. Over and above.

Boot'ed, o. Having boots on.

Boot-ee', re. A kind of short or half boot. [{7. S.]

Booth, re. A temporary house built of boards.

Boot'ho^e, re. Stockings to serve for boots.

Boot'jack, re.- A utensil for pulling off boots.

Boot'less, a. Useless; without success.

BooT'TREE, re. A last for stretching a boot.

Boo'TY, re. Plunder ; pillage ; spoil.

Bo-peep', re. A play among children.

Bo-rach' id (bQ-tit'cho), n. [Sp.J A dninkard.

Bq-ra^'ic, a. Relating to, or partaking of, borax.

BoR'Af/E (biir'aj), re. An annual garden plant.

Bo'RJx, 71. [L.] (Cliem.) A salt formed of boracic
acid and soda.

Bor'der, re. The outer part or edge of any thing;
exterior limit ; frontier ; side.

Bor'uer, v. n. To be near ; to approach.

Bor'der, v. a. To adorn with a border ; to reach.

Bor'der-eR, re. One who dwells near a border.

Bore, v. a. To mako a hole; to perforate: — to
weary or vex by what is disagreeable.

Bore, v. re. To make a hole ; to pierce.

Bore, re. A hole ; the size of any hole : — a borer:
— a tide swelling abfjve another tide: — one who
annoys ; annoyance.

Bore, i. From Bear.

B6'RE-AL, a. Northern ; tending to the north.

Bo' RE-Xs, n. [L.] The north wind.

BoRE'coLE, re. A species of winter cabbage.
Bor'er, n. A person or thing that bores; a tool

for boring : — a wood-eating worm.
Born, p. From Bear. Brought forth.
Borne, p. From Bear. Carried ; conveyed.
Bor'ough (bur'6, 76), n. A corporate town.
Bor'qugh-Eng'lish, re. {Eng.Law.) A descent

of lands or tenements to the youngest son.
Bor'row (bor'ro), v. a. To take or receive on

credit for a time from one who lends.
Bor'row-er, re. One who borrows.
Bor'rqw-Ing, re. The act of one who borrows.
B6s'ca(^e, n. Wood ; the representation of woods.
Bos'KY, a. Woody ; rough ; swelled.
Bo^'qm (buz'um or bo'zum) [buz'ura, S. Sm.

JVares; bo'zum, W. P. J.' F. Ja. R. C. Wb.], re.

The breast ; the heart; any receptacle. — Busom,

in composition, implies intimacy, confidence, fond-
ness, as bosom-itienA, &c.
*Bo§'pM (buz'um), ■«. a. To enclose in the bosom.
Boss, 77. A stud; a knob; a raised work. — A

master or head workman. [Local.]
Bos'sAgtE, 77. A stone that has a projection.
Bossed (host), a. Having bosses ; studded.
Bos'SY, a. Prominent ; studded.
B<?-tan'!C, )a. Relating to botany ; containing
Bo-tXn'i-cal, ) herbs or plants.
Bo-tXn'J-cal-LY, ad. In the manner of botanists.
Bot'a-NIST, re. One versed in botany or plants.
BQt'a-nIze. v. re. To study botany or plants.
fBoT-A-NOL'p-GV, re. A discourse upon plants.
B6t'a-nv, n. Ttie branch of natural history which

treats of vegetables , the science of plants.
Bq-tar'go, n. [botarga, Sp.J A sausage made ol

the roes of the mullet-fish.
Botch, n. A red pustule : a pimple : — a patch.
Botch, v. a. To mend awkwardly , to patch.
Botch'er, re. A mender of old clothes.
Botch'er-ly, a. Clumsy , patched.
Botch'y, a. Marked with botches.
Both, a. One and the other , the two.
Both, conj. As well , on the one side.
Both'er, v. o. To perplex; to confound; to

B6t'ry-oId, ) a. Resembling or having the
BoT-Ry-ol'DAL, \ form of a bunch of grapes.
Bots, re. yl. Small worms m the entrails of horses.
Bot'tle, re. A vessel with a narrow mouth, to put

liquor in : — the measure or contents ol a bottle.
Bot'tle, v. a. To enclose in bottles.
Bot'tle-Screw (-skru), 7i. A screw to pull out

a cork ; a corkscrew.
Bot'tling, re. The putting of liquors into bottles.
BoT'Tpk, re. The lowest part : — the ground under

water : — the foundation : — a dale ; a valley ;

low alluvial land : — a ship ; the part of a ship

under water.
BoT'TOM, V. a. To found or build upon.
Bot'TQMED (bot'tonid), a. Having a bottom.
Bot'tom-less, a. Without a bottom ; fathomless.
B6t'tpm-ry% re. (Law.) The borrowing of money

on a ship's bottom, which is pledged as security.
BoOd, re. An insect which breeds in malt.
Bou-doir' (b6-dw'6r'),n. [Fr.] A small private

Bouc^E (boj), V. re. To swell out.
BoOgh (bou, 76), re. A branch of a tree.
Bought (bdwt, 77), i. &. p. From Buy.
Bougie (bo'zhG), re. [Fr.] A wax candle : — a

surgical tube or instrument.
BouiLLl (b6\'yi:),n. [Fr.] Boiled or stewed meat.
BourLLON(bd\'yong'),n. [Fr.] Broth ; soup.
BoOnce, v. n. To spring; to leap: — to boast.
Bounce, n. A heavy blow or thrust : — a boast,
Boun'cer, re. Alwaster; a bully: — a lie.
BoOnd, re. A limit ; boundary: — a leap ; i\ jump.
BoOnd, 7). a. To border; to terminate; to limit j

to circumscribe ; to enclose ; to restrain.
RoOnd, II. 77. To jump ; to rebound.
BoOnd, I. &p. From Bind.
BoOnd, a. Destined; intended to go to any placa

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BoOiv'DA-RY, 71. That which bounds or limits ;

the mark of a limit ; a bound ; fe7vn.
BoOn'UENjP. From Bind. Bound. — a. Obliged;

indispensable : — beholden to.
Bound'less, a. Without bound; unbounded;
unlimited ; undefined.

Sijn. — Boundless ocean ; boundless space ; un-
bounded desires ; unlimited power ; undefined limits.
Bound'less-ness, n. Exemption from limits.
*BoCn'te-oOs fbbun'te-iis, P. J. Ja. R. ; boun'-
tyus, S. E. F. K. ; bbun'che-ils, fV.]_ a. Liberal ;
kind ; bountiful.
*BoON'TE-oCJs-L.y, ad. Liberally; munificently.
♦BotJN'TE-oys-NESS, n. Munificence.
Boun'ti-fOl, a. Liberal; beneficent; kind.
BouN'TJ-FUL-LY, ad. Liberally ; generously.
Bou>f'TV,n. Beneficence: — generosity; liberality;
munificence : — a premium : — money given to
promote any object, or to men who enlist.

Syn. — Bounty and beneficence are characteristics
of the Deity as well as of his creatures. Gener-
osity, liberality, vluA munifi/^ence are human quajities.
Bou'QUET (bo'ka) [bo'ka, Ja. Sm. R. ; bo-ka', ^.

C.],n. [Fr.] A bunch of flowers.
Bourgeois (bur-jbls'), n. [Fr.] A printing-type,

a size next larger than brevier.
Bourn (bom or born) [born, PV. J. Ja. Snu R. C. ;
born, S. P. E. K. ; born or bom, F.], n. [borne,
Fr.] A bound ; a limit.
Bourse (bors), n. [Fr.] An exchange where

merchants meet. See Burse.
Bouse (boz), v. n. To drink sottishly.
Bous-tro-phe'don, ji. A mode of writing from

right to left, and then from left to riglit.
B6u'§V (bo'ze), a. Drunken; intoxicated ; boosy.
Bout, n. A turn: — atrial; an attempt
Bo'vTne, a. Relating to cattle, as oxen, cows, &c.
Bow (bbii), V. a. To bend ; to bend the body in

token of respect ; to depress.
Bow (bbu), V. n. To bend ; to make a reverence.
Bow (bbii), n. An act of reverence or respect : —

the rounding part of a ship's side.
Bow (bo), n. An instrument for shooting arrows : —
a rainbow : — any thing curved : — an instrument
with which the viol, violin, &c. are struck.
Bovv'EL (bbu'el), v. a. To take out the bowels.
Bo\v'EL§ (bba'elz), w.pi. The intestines ; the en-
trails : — figuratively, pity, tenderness.
Bow'ER (bbu'er), n. A chamber; a shady recess.
Bow'ER-y (bbfl'er-e), a. Shady ; having bowers.
BoWie-Knife, ?(, A large knife carried by hunt-
ers in the Western States.
Bowl (bol), n. A vessel to hold liquids: — the

hollow part of any thing : — a basin.
*Bowl (bol or bbul) [bol, S. fV. J. K. Sm. C. Wb. ;
bbul, P. E. Ja.; bbul or bol, F.], n. A round
mass which may be rolled along the ground.
*BowL or Bowl, v. a. To roll as a bowl ; to

*Bowl or Bowl, v. n. To play at bowls.
B5wl'der, n. A large, round stone.
Bow'-LEGGED (bo'legd), a. Having crooked legs.
*B6wl'er or Bowl'er, n. One who plays at


Bow'line or Bow'line [bbii'lin, S. W. J. E. F. ;

bo'ljnj K. Sm. R. ; bo'lln, Ja. C.], n. (Maut.) A

ship's rope fastened near the middle of the leech.

*Bowl'ing or BoVvl'ing, n. The throwing of

*Bowl'ing-Xl-ley,m. An enclosure for bowling.
*BowL'iNG-GREEN, n. A level piece of ground,

kept smooth for playing with bowls.
Bow'MAN (bo'm^in), n. An archer.
Bow'net (bo'net), n. A net made of twigs.
B6\VSE, V. iu (J\raut.) To haul or pull together.
Bow'SHOT (bo'shot), n. The space which an ar-
row may piss in its flight,
Bow'sPRiT (bo'sprit), 7i. A mast projecting from

the head of a ship to carry the sails forward.
Bow'STRiNG, 71. The string of a bow : — a Turk-
ish instrument of punishment.

Bow'-WtN'DOW, 72. A projecting window.
Bow'YER (bo'yer), n. An archer: — a mak r or

Box, 71. A case made of wood ; a chest ; a case •■ —
a blow given by the hand : — a tree ; a hard
wood : — a small evergreen shrub.
Box, V. a. To enclose in a box ; to strike. — To b^t

the compass, to rehearse the points of it.
Box, V. n. To fight witli the fist.
Box'-COAT, n. A great-coat used by coachmen.
Box'en (bok'sn), a. Relating to the box-tree.
Box'er, 71. One who fights with his fist.
Box'HAUL, 7). a. (JSTaut.) To veer the ship .
Bb Y, 71. A male child ; a youth.
Boy'ar, n. A Greek or Muscovite nobleman.
Bo y'hood (bbi'hiid), n. The state of a boy.
Boy'ish, a. Belonging to a boy; childish: — tri
BoY'isH-NESS, 71. Childishness. [fling

Boy'T^M, 71. Puerility ; tlie state of a boy.
Brab'ble, 75. ». To clamor. — ti. A clamor.
Brace, v. a. To tie up ; to strain up ; to bind.
Brace, 71. Cincture; bandage; a line: — a pieco

of timber framed in with bevel joints : — a pair.
Brace'let [bras'let, W. P. J. E. F. Ja. Sm. R.
Wb. ; bras'let, S.], ii. An ornament for the arms :
— armor for the arm.
Bra'cer, 71. Ho or that which braces ; a bandaga
Bra£H'ial (brSik'yal or bra'ke-al) [brak'yal, S.
TV. J. F. Ja. K. C. ; bra'ke-al, S;yi.J, a. Belonging
to the arm.
Brach'ivl,\n (br'a'man), n. See Bramin.
BRA-fiHYG'RA-PHER, 71. A short-hand writer.
Bra-jCHYG'ra-phy, n. Short-hand writing.
BRA-SHVL'Q-cjty, 71. (Rhet.) Laconic speech.
BrAck, 71. A breach ; a crack. — v. a. To salt.
BrSck'en (brak'kii), n. A fern ; a brake.
BrAck'et, 77. A piece of wood for a support.— v

PI. Hooks [thus] to enclose a word or words.
BrSck'ish, a. Somewhat salt ; saltish.
BrAcK-'Ish-ness, 77. Saltness in a small degree.
Bract, 77. (Bot.) A small leaf , a set of leaves.
BrXd, 77. A sort of nail without a head.
BrAg, v. n. To boast ; to vaunt. Shak. [Low.]
BrSg, 77. A boast : — a game at cards.
BRAG-GA-D6'ci-6(brag-ga-d6'she-b),77. A boaster.
BrXg'gard-i§m, 71. Boastfulness.
BrAg'gart or BRAG'eER, 77. A boaster.
BrAg'GART, a. Boastful ; ostentatious.
Braid, v. a. To weave together ; to plait.
Braid, 77. A texture : — a sort of lace : — a knot.
Brail^ (bralz), 77. p/. {JVaut.) Small ropes.
Brain, 77. The soft mass enclosed in tlie cavity of
tlie skull, regarded as the seat of sensation and re-
flection : — understanding : — fancy ; imagination.
Brain, v. a. To dash out the brains.
Brain'less, a. Silly ; foolish ; thoughtless.
Brain'pSn, 72. The skull containing the brains.
Brain'sick, a. Diseased in the understanding.
Brait, 72. A rough diamond.
fBRAKE, 2. From Break. Broke.
Brake, 72. An instrument for dressing flax: — a
kneading-trough : — fern : — a thicket of bram-
bles : — a part of an engine that stops motion.
Brake'man, 72. One who manages the brake, or

stops cars, on a railroad.
BrAm'ble, 72. A prickly or thorny shrub or plant.
BrXm'bled, a. Overgrown witli brambles.
BrXm'BLING, 72. A mountain chafiinch.
Bra'MIN [bri'min, Ja. Sm. R. ; bram'in, Wb^n.

A Hindoo or Gentoo priest.
Bra-min'i-cal, a. Relating to the Bramins.
BrSn 72. Tlie outer coat of grain separated from

the flour ; the refuse of sifted meal.
Branch (12), 72. The shoot or bough of a tree ; a

limb : — the otTshoot of any thing : — offspring.
Branch, v. n. To spread in branches ; to shoot
Branch, v. a. To divide into branches. i^out.

Branch'er, 72. He or that which forms branches.
BRAN'flii-uE, 72. pi. [L.] The gills of fish.
BrXn'jCHI-al, a. Relating to tho branchiae.
BrAn'^hi-p-pod, 77. A crustaceous animal.

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BrSnch'let, n, A little branch.

Branch'y, a. Full of branches.

Brand, n. A piece of wood partly burnt: — a
brandiron : — a mark of infamy ; a stigma.

Brand, v. a. To mark with a brand or stigma.

BrXnd'&oose, n. A kind of wild fowl ; brant.

Brand'ir-on (brand'I-urn), n. An iron to brand
with : — a trivet to set a pot upon.

Bran'dish, v. a. To flourish, as a weapon.

BrXn'dish, 7u a flourish, as of a weapon.

BrXnd'ling, ?i. A kind of worm.

Brand'-new, a. New as from the forge.

Bran'dv, 71. A strong distilled liquor.

Bran'gle, c. 71. To wrangle. — n. A wrangle.

BrXnk, n. Buckwheat : — a scolding-bridle.

Bran'lin, 71. A species of salmon.

BrXn'ny, a. Having the appearance of bran.

BrXnt, n. A species of goose.

Bra'.5EN (bra'zn). See Brazen.

Bra'§ier (bra'zher), n. One who works in brass :
— a pan to hold coals : — written also brazier.

Brass (12), n. An alloy of copper and zinc, of a
yellow color: — impudence.

Brass'y, a. Partaking of brass: — impudent.

Brat, 7i. A child ; — so called in contempt.

Bra-va'do, 71. A boast ; an arrogant menace.

Brave, a. Courageous ; gallant ; intrepid.

Brave, 7t. A brave man ; an Indian warrior.

Brave, v. a. To defy ; to set at defiance.

Brave 'LY, ad. In a brave manner ; finelj'.

Bra've-ry, 71. Couraa-e ; intrepidity; heroism.

Bra'vo or Bra'vo [bra'vo, fV. P. J. F. Ja. C. ;
bra'vo, Sm. E. Wb.], n. A daring villain; a ban-
dit ; an assassin.

Bra'vo or Bra'vo, interj. Well done !

BRA-vu'RA,n. [It.] {Mus.) A kind of song re-
quiring great vocal ability in the singer.

Brawl, v. n. To quarrel noisily ; to roar.

Brawl, v. a. To drive or beat away.

Brawl, 71. A noisy quarrel; uproar: — fa dance.

Brawl'er, 77. A wrangler ; a noisy fellow.

Brawl' ING, 7?. The act of quarrelling.

Brawn, 7i. The hard flesh of a boar : — a boar : —
food prepared from swine's flesh : — the muscular
part of the body ; the arm : — bulk.

Brawn'er, 77. A boar killed for the table.

Brawn' i-n£ss, 71. Strength; hardness.

Brawn' y, a. Muscular ; fleshy : — hard ; unfeeling.

Bray (bra), v. a. To pound, or grind small.

Bray, v. n. To make a noise like an ass.

Bray, n. The noise of an ass ; a harsh cry.

Bray'er, 77. One that brays: — an instrument to
temper printer's ink with ; a pestle.

Bray'ing, 7i. Clamor ; noise.

Braze, 7). a. To solder with brass ; to harden.

Bra'zen (bra'zn), a. Made of brass : — impudent.

Bra'zen (bra'zn), v. n. To be impudent.

Bra'zen-Face (bra'zn-), 77. An impudent person.

Bra'ZEN-faced (bra'zn-fast), a. Impudent.

Bra'zen-lv (bra'zn-le), ad. In a bold manner.

BRA'ZEN-Niiss (bra'zn-), n. Brassiness ; impu-

Bra' zier (bra'zher), 71. A worker in brass: — a
pan for coals : — written also brasier.

Bra-Zil' [brfi-zel', S. W. J. F.Ja. K. Sm. ; bra-zil',
P. C. Wb.], n. A kind of wood for dyeing.

Breach (brech), 77. The act of breaking ; infrac-
tion ; a gap : — diflference ; quarrel : — injury.

BrIjach'v, a. Apt to break fences ; unruly.

BRiiAD (bred), 77. Food made of ground com: —
food in general ; support of life at large.

BRiiAD'-CbRN, 77. Corn of which bread is made.

BRiiADTH (bredth), 71. Measure from side to

Break (hrJk) [brak, W. P. J. F. Ja. K. Hm. R. C.
fVh. ; bruk, .S. £.], v. a. [i. broke (fBRAKE) ; pp.
BREAKING, BROKEN.] To part ; to rend ; to burst,
or open by force ; to divide ; tfi dislocate ; to crush ;
to shattfr : — to tamo : — to make bankrupt : — to
discard : — to infringe., as a law.

Break (brak), v. n. To part in two; to burst; to

burst forth : — to open, as the morning: — to be.
come bankrupt ; to fail.
Break (brak), 77. A breach ; an opening ; a pause :

— a line drawn; a dash: — the dawn : — a fly-

Break'a^e, n. Act of breaking: — allowance foi

what is broken.
Break'er (brak'er), 77. A person or thing that

breaks : — a wave broken by rocks. See Wave.
Break'fast (brek'fjst), 77. The first meal in the

day. — V. 77. To eat breakfast.
Break'man, 7!. See Brakeman.
Break'neck (brak'nek), 77. A steep place.
Break'wa-ter (brak'wa-ter), 77. A wall or other

obstacle raised at the entrance of a harbor.
Bream (brSni), 77. The name of a fish.
Bream, 7J. a. {J\raut.) To clean a ship.
Breast (brest), n. The middle part of the human

body, between the neck and the belly ; the bosom ,

nipple : — the heart : — the conscience.
Breast (brest), v. a. To meet in front.
BRiiAST'BONE, 77. The bone of the thorax.
BRlJAST'HiGH (brest'hi), a. Up to the breast
BrEast'knot (-not), 71. A knot worn on the breast.
Breast'pin, 77. A pin or brooch for the breast.
Breast'plate, 77. Armor for the breast.
Brjsast'plou&h (brest'plou), 77. A plough or

spade for paring turf, driven by the breast.
Brijast'work (brest'wUrk), 77. A work thrown

up round a fortified place ; a parapet.
BrIjath (breth), 7). The air drawn in and ex-
pelled by the liuigs : — life : — respite ; pause : —

Breath'a-ble, a. That may be breathed.
Breathe, v. n. To draw air into the lungs and

expel it ; to live ; to take breath.
Breathe, v. a. To exhale ; to utter privately.
Breath'er (bretfi'er), 77. One who breathes.
Breath'ing, 77. Aspiration: — vent: — an accent-
Breath'ing-Place (brSth'ing-plas),77. A pause.
Breath'ing-Time, 77. Time to breathe or rest.
Breath'less, a. Out of breath; dead.
Brec'cia (bret'chfi), n. [It.] {Min.) A kind of

pudding-stone ; a stone composed of fragments.
Br£d, 7. & p. From Breed.
Breech [brSch, S. W. P. J. F. Ja. Sm. R. C. ;

brich, E. K. Wb.], v. The lower part of the body :

— the hinder part of a gun, and of any thing.
Breech, v. a. To put into breeches.
Breech'es (brich'ez, 38) (brich'ez, W. E. Ja. Sm.

R. ; brech'ez, P. C'.], v. pi. A garment worn by

men over tlie lower part of the body.
Breed, v. a. [i, bred ; pp. breeding, bred.] To

procreate ; to give birth to: — to educate ; to bring
Breed, v. n. To be with young ; to produce, [up.
Breed, 77. A race of animals ; a cast ; a kind ; a

family ; progeny ; a hatch.
Breed'er, n. The person or thing that breeds.
Breed-ing, 77. Education ; manners ; nurture.
Breeze, 77. Agentlegale; a soft wind. See Wind.
Breez'y, a. Fanned with gales ; full of gales.
Brent, 77. A species of goose ; brant.
Brjjst, 77. (Arcli.) The moulding of a column.
Breth'ren, 77. Plural of £rot/7cr. See Brother.
BRiiVE, 77. (Mas.) A short note of time. — (Laze.)

A short precept ; a writ or brief.
Bre-vet' or BrEv'et [bre-vet', E". Sm. C. Wh.;

brev'et, Ja. R.], n. [Fr.] A commission to an

officer in the army which gives him a title and

rank above his pay.
Brev'ia-ry (brev'ya-re), 77. An abridgment; an

epitome : — a Romish priest's office-book.
Bre'vi-^te, 77. A short compendium ; a brief.
Bre'vi-atEj v. a. To abbreviate.
Bre'vi-a-ture, 71. Abbreviation.
Bre-vier' (bre-vGr'), 77. A small printing-type, in

size between bourgeois and minion.
Brev'i-i'jjd, 77. An animal having short legs.
BrISv'i-ty, 71. Conciseness; shortness; briefness
Brew (bru), tj. a. To make malt liquor: — to plot
Brew (bru), v. n. To perform the act of a brewer.

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Brew (brii), n. That which is brewed.
Brew'a^^e (brti'sij), re. A mixture ; drink brewed.
Brew'er (bru'er), n. One who brews.
Brem^'er-y (bru'er-e), n. A place for brewing.
Brew'hoOse (bru'hbus), 7^ A house for brewing.
Brew'ing (bru'ing), n. Actof one who brews : —

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