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A-dXpt-a-bil'i-ty, n. Capability of adaptation.

A-dXpt'^-ble, a. That may be adapted.

Xd-ap-ta'tipn, 7i. Act of adapting ; fitness.

A-dXp'tiON, n. Same as adaptation. [iJ.J

Ad ar-bWri-um, [L.l At pleasure.

Ad cq.p-ta.nJ dum, [L.J To attract or captivate.

Xdd, v. a. To join together ; to increase ; to sub-
join ; to annex.

Syn. — Quantities are added ; houses, joined ;
an afterthought, subjoined; property, increased;
territory, annexed.

Xdd'a-ble, a. See Addible.

tAD-DE9'i-MATE, V. a. To take tithes ; to deci-
mate^ _

f Ad-deem', v. a. To award ; to sentence.

Ad-den' DUM, n.; pi. AD-DEN< DA. [L.] Some-
thing added or to be added ; an addition ; an ap-

Xd'der, 71. A venomous reptile ; a viper.

Xd'der'§-GrAss, n. A species of plant.

Xd'der'I-Tongue (ad'derz-tung), n. A plant;
an herb.

Xd'der'5-Wort (-wUrt), n. Snake-weed.

Xd-di-bi'l'i-ty, n. Possibility of being added.

Xd'di-ble, a. That may be added.

Xd'dice, n. A tool ; now called adze.

fyn-uicT' , V. a. To give up or apply one's self to ;
to devote : — used commonly in an ill sense.

Syn. — Men addict themselves to vice; devote
themselves to science ; apply themselves to busi-
ness ; dedicate themselves to religion.

;\D-DrcT'ED-N£ss, n. State of being addicted.

Ad-dTc'TIPN, n. The act of devoting ; habit.

Ad-dIt'a-ment [jd-dit'fi-ment, W. P. F. Ja. K.
Sm. ; "ad'de-tj-ment, S. J, £.], tj. Addition ; the
thing added.

^D-D"i"TipN (fid-dish'un), n. Act of adding ; the
thing added ; increase .- — a rule of arithmetic for
adding numbers together. — (Law.) The title an-
nexed to a man's name.

AD-Di"TipN-AL (ad-dish'un-al), a. That is added.

AD-Di"TlON-Ar,-L,Y, ad. In addition to.

fAD-Di"TlpN-A-RY, a. Additional.

Xb'Dl-TlVE, a. Causing addition.

Xd'si-to-ry, a. Having the power of adding.

Xd'dle (ad'dl), a. Barren; unfruitful: — origi-
nally applied to such eggs as produce nothing.

Xd'dle-head'ed, ) a. Having addle brains ; of

Xd'dle-Pat'ed, \ weak intellect ; foolish.

Ad-d6rse', v. a. (Her.) To place back to back.

Ad-dress', v. a. To speak or apply to ; to accost :
— to prepare for : — to direct : — to court.

Syn. — Address the ruler or government, or per-
sons generally ; accost a stranger ; salute a friend ;
direct a letter.

AD-DRi3SS', n. Application; petition: — court-
ship : — skill ; dexterity ; ability .- — an oration ;
speech : — a memorial .- — direction of a letter ; the
' name, title, &c. of a person.

Ad-dbess'er, 7i. One wh^ addresses.

Ad-duce', v. a. To bring forward ; to allege.

Ad-du'cent, a. Drawing together.

Ad-dC'ci-ble, a. That may be brought forward.

Ad-duc'tion, n. The act of adducing.

Ad-duc'tive, a. That brings down.

AD-DtJc'TOR, n. (Anat.) A muscle that draws
forward or contracts.

Xd-e-lan-ta' DO,n. [Sp.] An officer in Spain.

fXD'E-LiNG, 71. A title of honor among the Angles.

A-DEMP'TipN, n. A taking away ; privation.

Xd-e-n6g'ra-phy, n. A description of the glandi.

Xd-e-nol'p-^^y, n. A treatise on the glands.

A-DEPT', 71. One well versed in any art.

A-dept', a. Skilful ; thoroughly versed.

fA-DEP'TipN, 7i. Attainment; acquisition.

Xb'E-QUA-CY, 71. Sufficiency; adequateness.

Xd'e-quate, a. Equal to; proportionate.

Xd'e-QUATE-ly, ad. In an adequate manner.

ad'e-quate-ness, n. State of being adequate.

fXD-E-QUA'TipN, 78. Adequateness.

Ad e-Un'dem, [L.] To the same.

AD-FIL'i-ATE, v. a. See Affiliate.

Ad-here', t;. 71. To stick to ; to remain fixed. \

Ad-her'ence, ) n. The quality of adhering ; at-

Ad-her'en-cy, \ tachment ; tenacity ; fidelity.

Ad-her'ent, o. Sticking to ; united with.

Ad-her'ent, 71. One who adheres ; a follower.

Ad-hisr'ent-lv, ad. In an adherent manner.

Ad-her'er, 71. One who adheres ; an adherent.

Ad-he'^ion (ad-he'zhun), 71. Act or state of stick-
ing or adhering to something ; adherence.

Syn. — Adherence to principle or to party; ad-
hesion of contiguous parts of vegetable matter or
bodies ; eoliesion of the particles of homogeneous
bodies to eacu other so as to resist separation. -

Ad-hE'sive, a. Sticking ; tenacious.

Ad-he'sJve-LY, ad. In an adhesive manner. )

AD-HJi'sivE-NESS, 71. Tenacity ; viscosity. —
(Phren.) A propensity to form attachments.

AD-HiB'iT,_7). a. To apply ; to make use of. [il.]

fXD-HOR-TA'TipN, 71. Advice; act of advising.

Ad-hor'ta-TP-ry, a. Exhortatory.

fXD-l-XPH'p-ROOs, a. Neutral ; indifTerent.

J-Xd-i-Xph'p-ry, n. Neutrality ; indifference.

A-DlEu' (fi-du'), ad. [d Dieu, Fr.] Farewell.

A-DlEu' (fi-du'), 71. A taking leave ; a. farewell.

Ad tn-fi-ni'tumj [L.] To infinity.

Xd-!-p69'e-rate, o. a. To change into adipocere.

Xd-!-p6<;;-^-ra'tipn, n. Conversion into adipocere.

XD'l-Pp-ciJRE', 71. An oily or waxy substance,
formed by the decomposition of animal bodies in
moist places, or under water.

Xd-!-pose', a. Consisting of fat ; fat.

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•fXD'I-POtJS, tf. Saino as adipose.
Ad'it, 71. A passage for water under ground.
Ad-ja'cen-cy, n. The state of lying close to.
i\D-JA'cENT, a. Lying near or close ; contiguous.
Syn. — Adjacent villages or lands ; contiguous
houses ; adjoiningQeMs.
jA.d-ja'cent, n. That which lies next another.
Ad-JECT', v. a. To add to. [R.]
4k.D-JEc'TipN, n. The act of adjecting or adding.
XD-JEC-T"i"Tlovs (ad-jek-tish'us), a. Additional.
Xd'jec-tiv-al, a. Relating to an adjective.
Xd'jec-tive, 71, (Oram.) A word added to a

noun, to express some quality ; as, good, bad.
X.d'jec-TIVE-i.y, ad. As or like an adjective.
^d-join', v. a. To join to ; to unite or put to,
Ad-j6in', v. n. To be contiguous to.
j\D-j6iN'lNG, a. Close to ; contiguous; adjacent.
jA.d-journ' (Bid-jUrn'), 'v- a- & "• To put off to an-
other day ; to postpone ; to prorogue ; to defer.

Syn. — Adjourn a court or meeting ; prorogue
parliament ; postpone or defer a matter of business.
Ad-journ'MENT (ad-jUrn'ment), n. Act^i ad-
' journing ; delay ; intermission.
^d-jud^e', v. a. To pass a sentence ; to decree
Ad-jOdc^'ment, n. Adjudication, [i?.]
Ad-ju'di-cate, Tj. a. To adjudge ; to sentence.
^D-Ju-Di-CA'TIQN, n. Act of adjudicating; sen-
iD'jtTNCT, 71. A person or thing joined to another.
Xd'jijnct, a. Added to ; united with.
Ad-junc'tipn, n. Act of adjoining ; thing joined.
Ad-jDnc'tive, 71. That which is joined.
Ad-junc'tJve, a. Having the quality of joining.
AD-JUNc'TivE-LY, ad. In an adjunctive manner.
Ad-jv-Ra'tion, n. The act of charging another

solemnly by word or oath : — the form of oath.
Ad-jOre', v. a. To impose an oath upon an-
other : — to charge solemnly or earnestly.
Ad-jur'er, 71. One who adjures.
Ad-jDst', v. a. To regulate ; to put in order ; to fit.
Ad-jOst'a-ble, a. That may be adjusted.
Ad-jCst'er, n. One who places in due order.
Ad-jijst'ment, n. Regulation; settlement.
Xd'ju-tXn-cy, n. The office of an adjutant.
Xd'jv-tXnt, n. A military officer ; an assistant.
*Xd'ju-vXnt [ad'ju-vant, S. W. F. Ja. K. Sm. a

?d-ju'v5int, J. £.], a. Helpful ; useful. [-K.]
*Xd'ju-vXnt, 71. An assistant ; a helper. [iJ.]
Ad tib'i-tum, [L.] At pleasure ; at discretion.
^D-MfiA§'VRE-MENT (^id-mezh'ur-ment), n. Act
' or result of measuring ; measurement.
Ad-men-sv-ra'tiqn, 71. Mensuration.
Ad-mTn'is-ter,'u. a. To supply: — to act as agent
' or administrator upon : — to manage ; to direct.
AD-wtN'is-TER, V. n. To act as administrator.
XD-MiN-is-TS'Ri-Aii, a. Relating to administra-
^D-MtN'is-TRA-BLE, a. Capable of administra-
' tion.

XD-MiN-is-TRA'TipN,r!. Act of administering ; act
of conducting any affair: — the executive part of
government : — dispensation ; management.

Sj/ji. Mministration of the government ; dis-
pensation of justice ; management of business ;
government of the country.
Ad-min'is-tr_a-tive, a. That administers.
Xd-min-is-trX'tor, n. One who has the charge

of the estate of a man dying intestate.
XD-MiN-is-TRA'TpR-SHlP, n. Office of adminis-
Xd-min-is-tra'trix, n. She who administers.
Xd-MI-b A-BIL,'I-TY, n. Q,uality of being admi-
rable ; ^reat excellence.
Xd'mi-ra-ble, a. Worthy of being admired;

wonderful ; excellent ; very superior.
Xn'Mi-RA-BLE-NiiSS, 71. State of being admirable.
Xd'hi-ra-bly, ad. In an admirable manner.
Xd'mi-ral., n. The chief commander of a fleet.
Xd'mi-ral-shIp, n. Office or skill of an admiral.
XD'nii-RAL-TY, 71. The authority, or officers, ap-
pointed for the administration of naval affairs.

Xd-MI-ra'TION, n. Act of admiring ; wonder.
■fXD'MJ-RA-TlVE, 71. Point of admiration, thus (!)
Ad-mire', v. a. To regard with wonder or love.
Ad-mire', v. n. To feel admiration ; to wonder.
Ad-MIR'er, n. One who admires ; a lover.
Ad-mir'ing-IiY, ad. In an admiring manner.
Ad-mTs-si-bil'i-ty, 77. State of being admissible.
Ad-mis'si-ble, a. That may be admitted.
Ad-mis'si-bly, ad. In an admissible manner.
AD-Mls'sipN (oid-mish'un), n. Act of admitting;

admittance ; allowance of an argument.
Ad-mit', v. a. To suffer to enter ; to receive : —
to allow an argument or position ; to grant.

Syn. — Admit a member ; receive a friend ; ad-
mit the force of an argument j allow due credit i
grant what is reasonable.
Ad-mit'ta-ble, a. Admissible, [s..]
Ad-mit'tance, 71. Act of admitting ; admission.
Ad-mit'TER, n. One who admits.
Ad-mix', v. a. To mingle with ; to mix. [

Ad-MIx'tipn (?d-mixt'yun), n. A mingling.
Ad-mixt'vRE (ad-mixt'yur), n. The substance

of bodies mingled ; mixture.
Ad-m6n'ish, I), a. To give admonition to; to warn;
to reprove ; to reprimand : to advise.

Syn. — Admonish for the first fault, reprove for
the second, reprimand for the third ; warn of dan-
ger ; advise for the future.
Ad-m6n'ish-er, n. One who admonishes.
fAD-MON'lSH-MENT, 71. Admonition. Shak.
Xb-Mp-Ni"TipN (ad-mo-nish'un), n. Act of ad-
monishing ; hint of a fault or duty ; reproof.
Xd-mp-ni"tipn-er, n. An admonisher.
Ad-m6n'i-tIve, a. That admonishes ; monitory.
AD-MON'i-TpR, n. One who admonishes.
AD-MON'i-Tp-RY, a. That admonishes ; monitory.
jAd-mpve', v. a. To bring one thing to another.
Ad-nXs'cent, a. Growing to something else.
Id'nate, a. Growing upon something else.
Xd'noOn, n. An adjective.
A-d6', n. Trouble ; difficulty ; bustle ; tumult.
A-Do' BE, n, [Sp.] Brick unburnt, sun-dried.
Xd-p-les'cence, ) n. The age between child-
Xd-p-les'cen-cy, ) hood and manhood ; youth.
Xd-P-l£s'cent, a. Growing; youthful.
j^-u6pt', v. a. To take as a son or daughter the

child of another ; to receive as one's own.
A-d6pt'ed-ly, ad. In the manner of adoption.
jji^-DOPT'ER, n. One who adopts: — a chemical

vessel with two necks.
A-DOP'TipN, n. Act of adopting ; affiliation.
^^-DOP'TIVE, a. That adopts or is adopted.
A-d5r'a-bl,e, a. Worthy of adoration ; divine.
A-dor'a-ble-ness, 71. Worthiness of adoration.
>^-d6r'^-bly, ad. In an adorable manner.
Xd-p-ra'tipn, n. Divine worship ; homage.
A-dore', v. a. To worship with external hom-
age ; to reverence ; to honor : — to love intensely.
Syn. — The Supreme Being is to be adored, rev-
erenced, and worshipped ; great and good men are to
be honored and even venerated, and their memories
^-dor'eb, 71. One who adores : — a devoted lover.
A-dorn', v. a. To set off to advantage ; to dress ;
to decorate ; to embellish. '

A-dorn'ing, n. Ornament ; embellishment,
f A-d6rn'ment, 71. Ornament ; embellishment.
AD-os-CU-LA'TlpN, n. A method of grafting : —

impregnation of plants by means of pollen.
fA-DRfiAD' (5i-dred'), ad. In a state of fear.
A-drift', ad. Floating at random.
A-DROiT', a. Dexterous ; active ; skilful ; clevei.
A-DRotT'LY, ad. In an adroit manner.
A-droIt'ness, n. Dexterity ; skill ; activity.
A-dry', a. Thirsty ; in want of drink ; athirst
XD-sci-Tt"Tlovs (ad-se-tish'us), a. Assumed to

complete something ; additional.
*Xd-U-LA'TION [ad-dii-la'shun, S. J". Ja ; Sd-ju-la'-
shun, W. ; ad-yu-la'shun, £.] n. Flattery.

Syn. — Fulsome adulation ; gross flattery ; well-
merited compliment.

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*SD'u-t,S-TOR, n. A flatterer ; a parasite, [r.]

♦Ad'v-la-to-rv, a. Flattering; full of compli-

A-DdLT', a. Grown up ; of mature age.

A-dult', re. A person grown up ; one of full age.

A-dul'ter-ant, n. That which adulterates.

A-dEjl'TER-ate, v. a. To corrupt ; to debase.

fA-DUL'TER-ATE, V. n. To Commit adultery.

A-DDl.'TER-ATE,a. Corrupted ; polluted ; debased.

A-dul'ter-ate-ly, ad. In an adulterate manner.

A-dOl'ter-^te-Ness, n. State of being adulter-

A-dOl-ter-a'tion, n. Act of adulterating.

A-dOl'ter-er, n. A person guilty of adultery.

A-dul'ter-ess, n. A woman who commits adul-

*A-dul'ter-ine (19) [a-dul'ter-In, S. W. J. Ja.
Sm. ; a-dul'ter-in, P. K.], n. A child born of an

*A-DijL'TER-lNE, a. Spurioiis ; adulterous.

f A-dBl'ter-ize, «. V. To commit adultery.

A-dDl'ter-ous, a. Guilty of adultery ; spurious.

A-dOl'ter-oDs-ly, ad. In an adulterous man-

A-dOl'ter-y, n. Violation of the marriage bed.

A-dOlt'ness, n. The state of being adult.

Ad-um'brant, a. Giving a slight resemblance.

Ad-Dm'brate, v. a. To shadow out faintly.

ad-vm-bra'tiqn, n. A faint sketch ; a shadow.

fAD-u-NA'TlON, n. The being united ; union.

A-diJn'ci-ty, n. Crookedness ; the form of a hook.

fA-D(JNQUE' (a-diingk'), a- Crooked j hooked.

A-dDst', a. Burnt up ; scorched.

A-dust'ed, ffi. Burnt; scorched; hot.

A-Dus'TlpN, re. Act of burning up or drj'ing.

Ad va-lo'rem, [L.] According to the value.

Ad-vance' (12),«.a. To bring forward : — toraise
to preferment ; to promote : — to improve ; to
heighten ; to propose : — to pay beforehand.

Ad-vance', v. n. To go forward ; to proceed.

Ad-vXnce , n. A going forward ; progression ; im-
provement ; rise : — anticipation of time.

Ad-vance', ) a. Being in front ; promoted ;

Ad-vanced', ) paid : — as, advance or advanced
guard : — advance money, money paid in advance.

Ad-VAnce'MENT, n. Act of advancing; progress;
preferment ; improvement ; promotion.

Ad-van'cer, n. One who advances.

AD-vXN'TAf^E (12), n. Superiority ; favorable cir-
cumstances ; convenience ; benefit ; gain ; profit ;

Ad-van'TA^e, v. a. To benefit ; to promote.

Ad-vXn'ta.'^e-Ground, n. Ground that gives
suporinritv oi advantage.

Ad-van-ta'^eovs (ad-van-ta'jus), a. Affording
advantage ; beneficial ; profitable ; useful.

Syn, — Advantageous situation; beneficial exex-
cise ; profitable business ; useful employment.

Xd-VAN-TA'(j>EOUS-LV, ad. Profitably; usefully.

iD-v^N-TA'^^Eoiis-NESS, n. Profitableness.

Ad-vene', v. n. To accede or come to.

AD'vent, n. A coming: — appropriately, the com-
ing of our Savior ; a season of devotion, including
the four weeks before Christmas.

XD-VEN-Ti"TroiJS (ad-ven-tish'us), a. Acciden-
tal ; incidental : — not essentially inherent.

XD-VEN-Ti"Tloi;s-LY, ad. Accidentally.

Au-VENT' y-AL, a. Relating to the advent.

Au-vEnt'i/re (ad-vent'yur), n. An accident; a
chance ; a hazard : — an enterprise in which some-
thing is at hazard : — a sum sent to sea.

AD-v£NT'VRE,r). »i. To try the chance ; to dare.

Au-vEnt'vre, K. a. To risk; to hazard; to ven-

Ad-visnt'ur-er, 71. One who adventures.

Ad-vEnt'vre-some, a. Adventurous.

Ao-vEnt'i; R-ol';s,«. Inclined to adventures; bold ;
daring ; courage<JUS ; dangerous.

Ad-vEnt'i/r-ous-lv, ofA Boldly; daringly.

^D-vfiNT'UR-OVS-NfisSjji. Daringness ; boldness.

Xd'verB, re. (Oram.) A word joined to a verb,

adjective, or other adverb, to modify its sense, <;^
the manner in which it is used.

Ad-ver'bi-al, a. Pertaining to an adverb.

Ad-ver'bi-al-lv, ad. In an adverbial manner.

ad-ver-sa' Ri-A,n. [L.] A commonplace-book.

Xd'ver-sa-ry, «. An opponent; an enemy.

Xd'VER-sA-ry, a. Opposite to; adverse.

Ad-ver'sa-tive, a. Noting opposition or variety.

Ad-vjer'sa-tive, n. A word noting opposition.

AL.'VERSE,a. Contrary; opposite: — calamitous.
Syn. adverse circumstances ; contrary ac-
counts ; opposite characters ; hostile measures ; ca-
'amitous occurrences.

Sd'verse-ly, ad Oppositely; unibrtunately.

Xo'visRSE-NEss, re. Opposition; adversity.

Ad-ver'si-ty, n. An unfortunate condition ;
afiiiction ; calamity ; misfortune ; distress.

Syn. ddvcrsity is opposed to prosperity; dis-
tress to ease : — deep affliction ; grievous calamity ;
great misfortune.

Ad-vert', v. n. To turn or attend to ; to regard.

Ad-ver'tence, )n. Act of adverting ; heed ; re-

AD-viJR'TEN-cv, 5 gard; attention to.

Ad-ver'tjsnt, a. Attentive; heedful.

ad-ver-tise' or Xd'ver-tise (ad-ver-tiz', S.
W. P. J. F. Ja. K. R. Wb. ; ad'ver-tiz, Sm.], v. a.
To inform ; to give public notice of; to publish.

AD-Vi5R'Tl§E-MiiNT or XD-VER-T1^E'ME NT [jd-
ver'tiz-ment, P. Ja. Svi. R. C. ?fb. Ash; jd-vtir -
tiz-ment or ad-ver-tlz'ment, S. JV. J. F. K.], n.
Intelligence; information; admonition: — public
notice, as in a newspaper.

ad-ver-tT§'er, re. He or that which advertises.

AD-v^R-Tl|'lNe,p. a. Giving intelligence.

Ad-vice', n. Counsel ; instruction: — intelligence.
Syn. — A physician gives advice ; a parent, coun-
sel ; a teacher, instruction .- — advice, intelligence,
or information may be received from a corre-

Ad- 'icE'-BOAT,re, A vessel bringing intelligence.

Ad-vj§'a-bl,e, a. Prudent; expedient; fit.

Ad-vi§'a-ble-ness, n. State of being advisable.

Ad-vi§e', v. a. To counsel ; to inform ; to admonish.

Ad-Vi|e', 0. re. To consult ; to deliberate.

Ad-vi§'ed-ly, ad. Deliberately; heedfuUy.

Ad-vi§'ee-ness, m. Deliberation.

Ad-vi§e'ment, re. Counsel; infonnation.

AD-Vi^'ER, 71. One who advises ; a counsellor.

Ad-vTs'ing, re. Counsel ; advice.

Ad-vi'sq-ry, .3. Giving advice ; counselling.

Xn'vp-CA-CY, re. Act of pleading; vindication.

Xd'vo-cate, v. a. To plead for; to support; to
defend ; to vuidicate.

Xd'vq-cate, 71. One who defends or pleads the
cause of another: — an intercessor; a defender.

AD'vo-CATE-SHlP, n. The office of an advocate.

Xd-vo-ca'tion, ?i. Act of pleading ; defence.

fAD-VoO'TRY, 71. Adultery. Bacon.

Xd-vo*-ee', n. (^Law.) One who has the right
of advowson.

Ad-v6w'§on (?d-vou'zun),7). (Law.) The patron-
age of a church ; a right to present to a benefice.

^d'Y-tOm, n.; pi. Xb'Y-TA. [L.j The interior
of a temple.

Xdze, re. A cutting iron tool : — written also adz.

^'dile (6'dll), /(. dee Edile.

j'E'tJtJ-LOPs (e'je-lops), ?i. (Med.) A tumor or ab-
scess in the corner of the eye. — (Bot.) A genus
of plants.

.BS' f-ris (E'jis), re. [L.] A shield : — an ulcer.

JE-IJVP-Ti' A-cuM,n. [L.] A kind of ointment,

jE-N1g'ma, re. See Enigma.

^-o'li-an-Harp, n. A stringed instrument o(
music acted upon by the wind.

^-oL'lc, a. Belonging to /Eolia.

iE-ol^'l-PlLE, n. See Eolii'ile.

a'ij-rate, v. a. To fill with carbonic acid.

a-E'ri-al a. Belonging to the air ; high; lofty.

Ak'rie (G're or a'e-ro) [O'rc, fV. .la. K. Sm. ; a'e-re,
J. F. fVli. ; a're, S.], n. A nest or brood of hawks
or eagles ; eyry.

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^-Er-i-fi-ca'tion, n. Act of aerifying.
a'e-ri-f6rm, a. Having the form of air; resem-
bling air.
A-l2R'i-FY, V. a. To fill or combine with air.
a-je-rog'ra-phy, n. A description of the air.
a'e-rq-lite, ?i. A meteoric stone.
a-je-r6l'o-(^y, n. The science of the air.
a'e-rq-Man-cy [a'e-ro-man-se, IV. J. F. ; ar'o-
liian-se, Ja. K. Sin. ; a-e-rom'an-se, A^k], n. Divi-
nation by the air.
a-e-r6m' e-ter, n. Machine for weighing air.
A-E-Rp-MiiT'Ric, a. Relating to aerometry.
A-e-r6m'e-try, II. The art of measuring the air.
A'E-Rp-NAUT, 7^ One who sails through the air.
a-e-rq-Naut'ic, a. Relating to aeronautics.
A-E-RQ-NAUT'ics, n. pi. Art of sailing in the air.
A-E-Ros'cp-PY, n. Observation of the air.
i-E-ROS-TAT'lc, la. Relative to aerostatics or
A-E-RQS-TAT'i-CAL, ] aerostation.
A-E-Rps-TXT'icsj The science which teaches
the \veight of bodies supported in air; aerostation.
l-E-ROS-TA'TlpN, n. The science of weighing air.
^s-THiLT'lc, a. Relating to sesthetics.
.ffis-THiJT'ics (es-thet'iks), n. pi. The doctrine of
the sensations, or the science which treats of the
beautiful in nature and art.
A-far', ad. At a great distance ; remotely.
Af-fa-bil'i-ty, n. The quality of being affable.
Xf'fa-bl.e, a. Easy of manners ; courteous ; civil.
Af'fa-ble-ness, n. Courtesy ; aifability ; civility.
Af'fa-bly, ad. In an alTable manner.
af'fa-brous (affa-briis), a. Skilfully made.
AF-fair', n. Business ; concern ; transaction. .
Syn. — An interesting affair ; a serious business ;
a momentous concern ; an important transaction.
Af-fect', v. a. To act upon ; to move the pas-
sions ; to aim at ; to make a show of.
iF-FEC-TA'TlpN, n. False pretence ; artificial

show or appearance ; insincerity ; artifice.
AF-FiiCT'ED, p. a. Moved; full of affectation.
Af-fect'ed-l.y, ad. In an affected manner.
Af-fect'ed-nEss, n. duality pf being affected.
AF-FECT'ER, n. Sep Affector.
Af-fj3CT'ing, p. a. Moving the passions.
Af-fect'ing-ly, ad. In an affecting manner.
AF-Fiic'TipN, n. Desire; love; kindness; good-
will; tenderness: — state of mind.
AF-FEC'TipN-ATE, a. Warm ; fond ; tender ; kind.
Af-fec'tion-ate-ly, ad. Kindly ; tenderly.
Af-fec'tion-ate-ness, n. Fondness ; tender-
Af-fec'tjve, a. That affects ; moving.
Af-fisc'tive-ly, ad. In an impressive manner.
Af-fec'tor, m. One who practises affectation.
Af-feer', D. a. (^Eng. law.) To confirm ; to fix.
Af-feisr'er, n. (Enff. law.) One who fixes or

moderates fines in courts-leet.
Af-fet-TU-qi so. [It.] {Mas.) Denotmg what
' is to be sung or played tenderly.
Af-fi'ance, n. A marriage contract; betroth-

ment : — trust ; hope.
Af-fi'ance, v. a. To bind by a promise of mar-
riage ; to betroth ; to pledge.
Af-fi'an-cer, 71. One vs'ho affiances.
fAF-Fi-DA'TlpN, )n. Mutual 'contract ; mutual
tSF-Fi-DAT'VRE, \ oath of fidelity.
Xf-fi-da'V1T, 71. {Law.) A written declaration
swoni to before a magistrate. It differs from a
deposition in not giving the opposite party oppor-
tunUy to cross-examine the witness.
Af-fTed' (^f-fid), p. a. Joined by contract.
\F-Ff l'i-ate, v. a. To adopt as one's child ; to

establish the paternity of: — to associate with.
AF-FiL-i-A'TipN, n. Adoption ; act of taking a son.
Af'FI-na^E, v. The art of refining metals.
Af-fi'ned or Af-fined', a. Joined by affinity.
Af-finM-ty, 71^ Relationship by marriage, opposed

to cunsanguinity .- — resemblance : — attraction.
Af-firm', v. a. To ratify ; to assert ; to aver.
Af-firm', v. n. To declare positively.
Af-fjrm'a-ble, a. Capable of being affirmed.

AF-r'lRM'A-BLY, ad. In an affirmable manner.
Af-firm'ance, 7t. Coiifirinaticjn ; aeclaratiijn.
Af-FIRM'ant, 71. One who affirms; attinuer.
af-fir-ma'tion, 7i. Act of affirmiiig. — (Law.)

A solemn declaration, answering to an oath.
AF-FIRM'A-TIVE, a. That affirms ; positive.
AF-FiRM'A-TTVE,7i. That side of a question which

affirms, opposed to negative.
Af-firm'a-ti VE-L Y, ad. In an affirmative manner.
Af-firm'er, 77. One who affirms ; affirmant.
Af-FIX', v. a. To attach to ; to subjoin ; to annex.
Syn. — ijfix a title; attach blame; subjoin re-
marks ; annex territoiy.
af'fix, 77. Something added to a word.
AF-Fix'ipN (af-fik'shun), 77. The act of affixing.
Af-fixt'ure, 77. That which is affixed.
Af-fla'TION, n. The act of breathing upon.
JiF-FLA' TiJt), n. [L.] Breath: — divine inspira-
Afflict', v. a. To put to pain ; tr grieve.
AF-FLicT'EU, p. a. Suffering affliction ; grieved.
Af-flict'ed-ness, 77. State of being afflicted.
Af-flict'er, 74. One who afflicts.
Af-flict'ing, p. a. Causing affliction ; painful.
Af-flict'ing-ly, ad. In an afffioting manner.
AF-FLic'TlpN, 77. Calamity; adversity; distress j

suffering; sorrow; grief; misery.
Af-flic'tive, a. Painful : calamitous ; afflicting.
Af-flic'TIVE-LY, ad. In an afflicting manner.
af'flu-ence, 77. Riches; plenty; abundance.
Xf'flu-ent, a. Abundant ; wealthy ; rich.
af'flu-ent, 77. A river flowing into anotlier.
Xf'flu-ent-ly, ad. In an affluent manner.
af'flu-iJnt-ness, 77. Quality of being affluent.
Xf'flOx, 77. The act of flowing to ; affluence.
Af-flOx'ipn (^f-fliik'shun), 77. Act of flowing to.
Af-f6rd', v. a. To yield or produce: — to be
able- to bear the expense of; to spare.

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