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Syn. — The sun affords light; the vine yields

grapes ; plants produce flowers : — the rich can

afford to give to the poor, inasmuch as they have

something which they can spare.

Af-f6r'est, v. a. To turn ground into forest.

AF-FOR-ES-TA'TtpN, 77. Turning of ground into

Af-frSn'ciii§e (af-frSn'chjz), v. a. To make
free ; to enfranchise.

AF-FRAN'cillSE-MiiNT, 77. Act of making free.

t'AF-FRAY', v.'a. To strike with fear ; to terrify.

Af-fray', 77. A quarrel; disturbance; tumult.

Af-freight' (af-frat'), v. a. To hire a ship for
freight, or transporting goods.

Af-fright' (af-frlf), 71. a. To alarm ; to terrify.

Af-fright' (af-frit'), "• Terror; fear; fright.

Af-fright'ed-ly, ad. With fear.

Af-fright'er (af-frit'er), 77. One who frightens.

f Af-fright'ment, 77. ' Fear ; terror ; fearfulness.

Af-front' (af-frunf), v. a. To insult ; to offend.

Af-fr6nt' (af-friint'), 77. Insult ; outrage.

Af-front'e'r (af-frunt'er), 77. One who affronts.

Af-front'ing, 77. a. Contumelious.

Af-front'ive, a. Causing affront ; abusive.

AF-FRoNT'ivE-NfiSS, 71. The quality that af-

Af-fTise', v. a. To pour upon ; to sprinkle.

Af-fO'^ion (af-fu'zhun), 71. Act of pouriug upon. 1

Af-fy', v. a. To betroth ; to bind ; to affiance.

A-FIELU', (a-feld'), arf. To the field ; in ihe field.

A-fire', a. & ad. On fire.

A-fl6at' (a-flot''), ad. In a floating state.

A-foot' (a-fut), ad. On foot : — in action.

A-fore', pre/)« Before; sooner in time.

A-fore', ad. In time past ; in front.

A-f6re'GO-!NG,p. a. Going before.

A-fore'hXnd, drf. Beforehand. Bacon.

A-f5re'said (fi-fbr'sed), a. Said before.

A-FORE'TIME, ad. In time past.

A fdr-ti-O'rl (a-fdr-she-5'ri), [L.] With stronger

A-foOl', a. & ad. Entangled ; not free.

A-FRAiD' (a-frid'), a. Struck with fear ; fearful.

A, 12, 1, 6, u, Y, long ; X, E, '(, 6, D, ^, short ; A, E, I, p, y, Y, obscure.— FARB, FAR, fAst, An.; litis., hSlr;




A-fresh', ffrf. Anew; again,

A-pr6.\t' (a-frunt'), ail. In front.

Sft, ad. (^JVaut.) Behind ; astern ; opposed to fore ;
as, " fore and aft."

Sf'ter (12), prep. Following in place or time j
in pursuit of; aboiit ; behind ; accord inii to.

Sf'ter, ai/. In succeeding time ; afterward.

af'TER, a. Succeeding ; subsequent.

AF'TER-BlRTH, ;i. (Jled.) The placenta ; secun-

Af'ter-Clap, v. Ati unexpected event, happen-
ing after the affair is supposed to be at an end.

Sf'ter-Crop, «. The second crop.

af'ter-Hour§ (-burz), Succeeding hours.

Af'ter-math, II. The second crop of grass;

Sf'ter-most, a. Hindmost.

af'ter-noon, 11. Time from noon to evening.

af'ter-Paiin§, 71. pi. Pains after childbirth.

af'ter-Part, H. The latter part.

af'ter-Piece, II. A farce after a play.

af'ter-State, II. The future state,

af'ter-thought (4f'ter-thawt), n. Reflection
after the act ; a later tliought.

Sf'ter-Time, 71. Succeeding time.

af'ter-ward (Sf'ter-wurd), ) ad. In succeed-

af'ter-ward§ (af'ter-wiirdz, ( ing time.

AF'TER-WiT, II. Coiitrivance too late.

a' GA or a' ga [a'ga, S. F. ./. ./a. Sin. ; a'ga, P. K.],
n. A high Turkish nnlitary or civil officer.

A-gain' (a-Sen',3]) [a-^en', S. IV. J. E. F. K. Sm. ;
a-pan', ./n.j, ad. A second time ; once more ; in
return, noting reaction.

A- GAINST' (a-5enst', 31) [a-genst', S. W. .J. E. F.
K. Sm. ; a-ganst', .7a.], prep. In opposition to ;
contrarj' ; in contradiction to ; opposite to.

Xg-al-mat'o-lite, 71. A Chinese mineral.

ag'a-pm, [L. ; y.yy - y,, Gr.] Love-feasts
among the early Christians.

A-gape' (a-gap') [a-gap', W. J. F. R. ; a-gap', P.
.7a. Sm.], ad. Staring witli eagerness.

)!g'a-phite, 7i. (Mill.) The turquoise stone.

Xg'a-rYc, II. A drug used in physic and dyeing.

A-GAST', a. Stnick with terror. See Aghast.

A-GATE', ad. On tlie way; agoing. [Local, Eng.]

AG' ATE, n. A precious stone of the lowest class.

ag';^t-y, a. Of the nature of agate.

^-Ga've, 7i. (Bot.) The great American aloe.

x(fE, 77. Any period of time: — a succession or
generation of men : — the time in which one lived ;
time: — time of life: — a hundred years: — ma-
turity ; decline of life ; old age.

a'(^eu (a'jed), a. Old ; stricken in years,

a'(^en-c'V, 7(. Action ; acting for another.

A-Gl:y' DL'M,ii.: pi. A-i^EN' DA. [L.] A memo-
randiim-book ; ritual. — PL Things to be done.

a'gent, II. One who acts or lias power to act ; a

_ deputy ; a factor ; a representative.

a'(^ext-ship, 71. The office of an agent.

t^jK'/iifiiS (ad'jer), 7(. [L.] A fortress, or trench.

Ag-gl6m'er-ate, v. a. To gather up in a ball.

Ag-glom'er-ate, 0. n. To grow into one mass.

Ag-glom-er-a'tion, 71. A heaping together.

Ag-glu'TI-nant, II. A substance causing adhe-

Ag-gliI'ti-^'ant, a. Uniting parts together.

Ag-glu'ti-nate, d. a. To unite one part to an-

Ag-glij-ti-na'tipn, 7). T^nion ; cohesion.

AG-GLli'TlN-A-TiVE, a. Tending to unite.

ag'gran-uize, ?!. a. To make great ; to cause to
excel ; to exalt : — to enlarge ; to increase.

Ag'gran-dTze-memt or Ag-grXn'ujze-ment
[ag'gran-dlz-inent, S. W. J. F. Sm. R.: ag-gran'-
diz-inent, ./«. ; iig'gr^n-dlz-ment or fig-griin'djz-
nient, P. C.], 11. Act of aggrandizing ; state of
being aggrandized ; exaltation.

Xg'gran-diz-er, 7(. One who aggrandizes.

tXG'GRA-VA-BLE, a. Making worse. More.

Sg'gka-vate, h. a. To make any thing worse;
to enhanco guilt or calamity : — to provoke.

.■*.«■ ,JRA-VAT-mG, p. a. Provoking ; vexing.

ag-gra-va'tion, ?;. Act of aggravating; that
which aggravates : — provocation.

ag'gre-gate, a. Formed of parts collected.

ag'gre-gate, 71. The sum of parts collected.

Xg'gre-gate, v. a. To accumulate ; to collect.

AG-GRE-GA'TiQiN, 71. Collection : accumulation.

ag'gre-ga-tive, a. Taken together.

AG'GRE-GA-TpR, 71. One who aggregates.

Ag-gress', «. 7i. To commit the first offence, [i?.!

Ag-gres'sion (ag-gresh'un), 7i. The first act ct
injury ; attack ; assault. [sive.

Ag-gres'sive, a. Making the first attack ; offen-

Ag-gres'sor, 71. One who commences hostility.

Ag-griev'ance (ag-grev'ans), 7i. Injury; wrong.

Ag-grieve' (9g-grev'), V. a. To give sorrow;
to vex ; to harass ; to injure.

Ag-gr6up' (ag-gr66p',54),7J. a. To bring together.

A-ghAst' (a-gist', 12), a. Struck with liorrorj
amazed ; astonished.

Xi^'jLE (aj'il), a. jictive ; nimble ; ready ; quick.

X^'lLE-NESS, 74. Nimbleness ; agility.

^-(JIL^!-TY, 71. Nimbleness; quickness; activity.

A'fir-o or Afi'T-6 [a'je-o, P. J. F. K.; ad'je-6, Ja,
Sm.],ii.; pi. A'ffl-o^'. [It.] (Com.) The' differ-
ence between bank-notes and current coin or
specie. _

X^'l-O-TA^E, n. Speculations ; dishonest mancBU-
vres in relation to the public funds.

A-(^TiST', V. a. (Law.) To take in and feed cattle.

A-^lsT'MENT, 71. (Law.) The act of taking in
and feeding cattle : — an embankment.

A-qtiST'oR, 77. (Eng. law.) An officer of the king's

X(;i'i-TA-BLE, a. That may be agitated.

A9'i-TATE, V. a. To put in motion ; to disturb: —
to discuss ; to revolve ; to contrive.

X^-i-TA'TiON, 77. Act of agitating ; state of being
agitated; discussion ; violent ennjtion of the mind.
Syn. — Agitation of body or mind ; discussion of
a question ; emotion of terror or feeling ; trepida-
tion or tremor of the body.

X(^'!-TA-TpR, n. One who agitates. — {Eng. histo-
ry.) A person chosen by the army, in 1C47, to
watch over its interests.

Xg'let, 71. A tag of a point carved ; a pendant.

ag'nail, 71. A disease of the nails ; a whitlow.

Xg'nate, a. [agnatiis, L.] Akin from the father.

Ag-na'tion, n. Descent from the same father.

tAG-Nt"TloN (ag-nish'un), n. Acknowledgment.

fAG-NTZE', V. a. To acknowledge. Sliak.

Ag-no' MEN, n. [L.] A name given to a person
from some event or illustrious action ; as Africof
nus was the agnomen of the two Scipios.

Ag-nom'!-nate, v. a. To name. [jK.]

Ag-nom-i-na'tiqn (ag-nom-e-na'sliun), n. An
allusion of one word to another, by sound.

Ag'nus Cas'tits, n. [ L.] The chaste-tree.

A-go', ad. In time past ; since ; as, " long ago."

A-GOG', ad. In a state of desire. [A low word,]

A-GO'iNG, p. a. In the act of going ; in action.

fA-GONE' (a-gon', 21), ad. In time past ; ago.

ag'o-nI^m (ag'o-nizni), 71. Contention for a prizes

Xg'o-nist, h. a contender for prizes.

Xg-P-nis'tarbh (ag-o-nis'tark), n. One who had
the charge of exercising the combatants.

Xg-P-nis'TIC, a. Same as agonistical.

Xg-p-nis'ti-cal, a. Relating to prize-fighting.

Xg'p-nize, v. a. To afflict with agony.

Xg'p-nTze, v. n. To feel agony ; to be in pain.

Xg'P-ny, 71. Violent pain ; suffering ; anguish.

A-gra'ri-an, fl. Relat/iig to fields or grounds :. j
relat^ing to the equal division of lands.

A-GRA'Ri-AN-iijM, 71. The division of lands or
othej- property among the jieople.

A-grEe', «. 71. To he in concord; to grant; to
yield -^ to settle amicably ; to ccuiciir.

A-gree-a-bil,'!-TV, 71. Agreeableness.

A-grei;'a-ble, a. Suitable to; conformable; ac^
cordant : — pleasant ; pleasing.

Syn. — Agreeable to reason ; suitable to the occa-

MiEN.s'lR; MOVE, NOR, SON; B0LL,Bi'3 rOle.— r, f/, g, .<«y^,• £,«, (J l,hardi ^asz; ^ as ^z : THJ3.




slon ; rovfnrwaUe to circumstances : — nsrrcahh.
conversation ; pleasant companion ; pleasing ad-
i\-GREE'A-Bl.E-NESS, 71. State of being agreeable.
A-GREE'A-BLVjflrf. Consistently witli ; pleasingly.
A-GREEU', p. a. Settled l)y consent.
.^-gree'ment, n. Act of agreeing ; concord; liar-

mony : — bargain; stipulation; compact.
A-GREs'Tlc, la. Rude ; rustic ; relating to the
A-gres'ti-cal, \ country or to tields.
iG'Ri-cuL-TOR, H. A cultivator of the earth.
Ag-ri-ciTlt'u-ral, a. Relating to agriculture.
XG'Ri-criLT-URE (ag'rekult-yur), ?i. The art of

cultivating the ground ; tillage ; husbandry.
XG-RNcDLT'u-RisT (ag-re-kQlt'yu-rlst), h. One

skilled in agriculture ; a farmer.
Xg'rj-mo-ny, )i. Liverwort, a plant.
tA-GRl^E', V. a. To affright ; to disfigure.
A-GRON'p-M Y, ?i. Cultivation; agriculture.
1g-ros-t6g'RA-phv, n. Description of grasses.
Ag-ros-tol'o-Cj^V; "■• That part of botany which

treats of grasses.
A-6r60nd', ad. On the ground ; stranded.
a'gue (a'gu), 71. An intermitting fever, with

coid fits succeeded by hot.
a'gii-ish, a. Partaking of ague.
a'GU-ish-ness, h. State of being aguish.
Xh (a), mterj. Sometimes noting dislike, contempt,
or exultation ; but most frequently, compassion
and complaint.
A-llA', interj. Noting triumph and contempt.
A-HEAD' (a-hed'), ad. Farther on ; onward.
fA-HlGH' (a-hi')j '"'• On high. Skak.
AID (ad), V. a. To help ; to assist ; to support.
AID (ad), H. Help ; support ; assistance ; a helper.
JAID'ANCE (ad'ans), 7J. Help; support; aid.
Jaid'ant (ad'jnt), a. Helping; helpful.
jIide-de-Camp (ad'e-kawng'), «. ; pi. aides-
de-camp. [Fr.] A military officer employed
under a general to convey his orders.
AID'less (ad'les), a. Helpless. Sliak.
AI'gret (a'gret), n. The egret or heron. See

ai'gu-let (a'gu-let),». A point of gold placed at

the end of fringes ; an aglet.
AIL (al), V. a. To pain ; to give pain ; to trouble.
AIL (al), V. n. To be in pain or trouble.
ail'img (al'ing), p. a. Sickly ; morbid ; ill.
ail'ment (al'inent), n. Pain ; disease ; illness.
AIM (am), V. n. To direct toward ; to strive.
AIM (am), V. a. To direct, as a missi'e weapon.
AIM (am), H. Direction towards a point; design ;
_ purpose ; object ; tendency..
AIM'er (am'er), n. One who aims.
AIM'less (am'les), a; Without aim or object.
Air (ar), w. The fluid in which we breathe, and
which surrounds the globe, consisting of two
gases, oxygen and nitrogen ; atmosphere: — gen-
tle wind : — the mien of a person : ■ a tune.
Air (Ar), v. a. To expose to the air : — to warm.
Air'-Bal-l66n', n. See Balloon.
AIR'-BUiLT (ir'bllt), a. Built in the air.
f AlR'-DRAWN, a. Drawn in air ; vis'onary.
ArR'-GTiM, n. A gun charged with air.
Air'-Hole, n. A hole to admit air.
AiR'l-'^ESS, ?i. State of being airy ; gayety.
AlR'lNG, 71. A short journey to enjoy the air.
AlR'LiNG, n. A thoughtless, gay person, [jr.]
Air'-Pump, v. a philosophical instrument for re-
moving the air out of a vessel.
Air'-ShAft, v. a passage for the air into mines.
AlR'V, n. Relating to or admitting air : — gay.
Aisle (T1), n. A walk in a church.
ai-zo6n' (a-zoon'), n. (Bol.) A genus of plants.
A-Jar', ad. Half or partly opened, as a door.
Xj'V-ta^^e, 71. [Fr.] A pipe used in water-works.
AKE, V. n. See Ache.
A-Kim'bo, 0. Arclied ; crooked.
A-kin', (/. Related to ; allied to by nature.
XIv'a-bas-ter (12), 71. A white stone, a variety
of gypsum, used for ornamental purposes.

Xl'a-t?Ss-TER, n. Made of alabaster.
A-l.'icK', interj. Alas! noting sorrow.
A-LACK'A-X)AV,i7ifej7. JVoting sorrow and melan-

A-lXc'RI-tv, 71. Cheerfulness; liveliness; gayety;

.4 la Frangaise, (a-la-fran-saz'), [Fr.] After the
French manner or fashion.

a-la-mi'REj n. (Miis.) A low note.

AL-A-MODE', ad. Acc(jrding to the fashion.

al-a-mode', ;.'. A thin silk stiitf.
Jl l^^nglaise (a-lang-glaz'), [Fr.J After the Eng-
lish manner or fashiim.

A-LARM', 71. A cry of danger ; sudden terror.

Syn. — Jilann arises from announced danger ,
apprehension, from that which is expected. A cry
o( alarm; a spectacle of /er .-or ; a sudden /7-iir//j.

A-LARM', V. a. To impress with fear ; to terrify.

A-LARM'-BiLLL, 7!. A bell rung noting danger.

A-larm'-Cl6ck, n. A clock that may be made
to sound an alarm, or to strike at any given tmie.

A-larm'ing, p. a. Terrifying; giving alarm.

A-larm'ist, 71. One who excites an alarm.

A-larm'-Post, 71. TJie post appointed for men
to appear at, in case of an alarm.

A-larm'-Watch (ai-larni'woch), 71. A watch
that strikes the hour by regulated movement.

A-la'rijm, 77. An alariii-ciock. See Alarm.

A-LAS' (19), interj. JVoting lamentation, grief,
pity, or concern.

ALB, 7!. [album, h.] A Roman priest's surplice.

al'ba-tross, ?(. A large, web-footed bird.

al-be'it, ad. Although ; notwithstanding.

AL-Biis'cENT. a. Growing white ; whitish.

Sl-bj-fi-Ca'IJQN, n. Act of making while.

AL-Bi-«EN'SE§, A sect of Christians of the
twelfth century, so called from ./llbi, a town ui

Al-bT'n'i^m, 77. The state of an albino.

Al-BI'NO or AL-BI'NO, 7i. ; pi. al-bi'no§. [Sp.]
A white negroj^or a person unnaturally white.

Xl-bu-(^in'e-ous, a. Resembling the white of an

JiL-BV'oo,n. [L.] (Med.) A disease in the eye.

Xl'bvm, ?j. a book for inserting autographs, &€.

AL-Bu'MEN, 71. The white of an egg.

Al-bu'min-oijs, a. Containing albumen.

al'burn, a. See Auburn.

AL-BiJR'NUM, 7i. The white or softer part of wood.

aL'cA-HEST, n. See Alkahest. [Alcaus.

Al-ca'jc, a. Noting the measure of the verse of

Al-caid', Ti. [alcaide, Sp.] A Spanish governor of
a castle or fort : — a warden ; a jailer.

JiL-CAL'DE,n. [Sp.] A municipal judge.

Al-jEhem'i-CAL, a. Relating to alclieniy.

AL-jEHEM'i-CAL-LY, ad. By means of alchemy.

Sl'£:he-mTst, 71. One versed in alchemy.

Xl-jGhe-mTs'ti-cal, a. Acting like an alchemist.

Xl'jGHE-mize, i;. a. To transmute.

Al'jEhe-my, 77. The science of chemistry, as prac-
tised in forn«r times; occult chemistry t — the
transmutation of metals.

Xl'bhv-my, 77. See Alchemy.

Xl'co-hol, n. Highly rectified spirit ; pure spirit
of wine : — ardent spirit

XL-co-H6L'!C,a. Relating to or containing alcohol.

XL-co-lloL-i-ZA'TioN, 7f. The actof alcoholizing.

XL'cp-Hp-LIZE [al'ko-ho-Iiz, W. P. F. Ja. K. Sni.;
al-co'ho-liz, S. J.], v. a. To make mi alcohol ;
to rectify, as spirits.

Xl-cp-h6l'me-te:r, 77. An instrument for deter-
mining the quantity of alcohol in wines, &c.

al'co-rXn, 71. [al & koran. Ax.] The Mahome-
tan bible, or book containing the Mahometan faith

Xl-co-rXn'ic, a. Relating to the Alcoran.

AL-cbvE' [al-kov', S. W. P. ./. K. F. ./a. K. Sm. R.:
ai'kov, fV'b.], n. A recess of a chamber, or of a
library : — an arbor in a garden.

Xl-da-ba'p an, n. A star in the constellation Tau-
rus ; calLi* also llie bnW^- eye.

al'der, n. A fee resembling the hazol.

A, E,I,0,U, Y, litng; X, E, (, O, Tl, \, short; -J, E, !,p, V, V- obscure.- FAUR, FAR, VKST, ALL; II 6 1 R, HER:




Il'der-mXn, 7?.; pi. al'der-mEn. An officer
ill a town rorpurate, a city, or a corporation.

tAL-DEti-MAN'l-TV, n. Tlie society of aldermen.

ALE, 11. Fermented malt liquor.

ale'-Con-ner, n. All inspector of alehouse

A-lec'try-p-Man-cy, n. Divination by a cock.

al'e-gar, 7i. Sour ale : — a kind of acid.

ale'hoof, n. Ground-ivy.

ale'house, n. A house where ale is sold.

Al-e-man'N|C, a. Relating to the Alemanui.

A-LEM'Bic, 71. A vessel used in distilling ; a still.

A-LiJRT', a. On guard ; watcliful ; brisk; pert.

A-LERT'ness, n. Watchfulness ; sprightliiiess.

ale'-Vat, n. The tub in which ale is fermented.

jA-LEW' (a-lo'), "• A shout ; halloo. Spenser.

ALE'w^lFE, 7i. ; pi. ale'wive§. A Woman who
keeps an alehouse : — a small fish ; a species of

al-ex-an'drjne, n. A verse of twelve syllables.

A-LEX-l-PHAR'Jlic (a-lek-se-far'mik), n. An an-
tidote against poison or infection.

A-LEX-}-PHAR'M!-CAL (a-lek-se-far'me-kal), a.
Possessing the power of an antidote.

A-LEX-!-TiiR'!C, ) a. That drives poison or

A-LEX-i-Ti3R'!-CAL, ) fevers away.

A-LEX-i-TfiR'ics, II. pi. (Med.) Preservatives
against poisons and infection.

J? '.' OA,n. ; pi. AL,' jJ^E. [L.] A plant ; sea-weed.

^i>-iJA-ZEL', n. A beautiful species of antelope.

}. L'(^E-BRA, n. A peculiar kind of arithmetic.

^. (.-(^e-bra'ic, )a. Relating to algebra; per-

Xl-(JE-bra'!-cal, \ formed by algebra.

Xl-^^e-bra'i-cal-ly, a± By means of algebra.

aTj-(,je-bra'ist, n. One well versed in algebra.

AL'GOR^n. [L.] Extreme cold. Bailey.

Xl'gp-ri^ih, / n. The art of computation by

AL'go-rithm, i numeral figures ; arithmetic.

iL'GUA-ZiL (al'ga-zel) [al'ga-z51,- Ja. Sia.; al'g?-
zTl, £.], 71. A Spanish officer ot'justice.

a' L I- AS, ad. [L.] Otherwise. — n. A kind of writ.

AL' r-nf, n. [L., eldeickere.] [Law.) The plea of
a person accused, who alleges that he was in
another place when the crime was committed.

{•Xl'i-ble, a. Nutritive; nourishing.

Ai-.'lEN (al'yen), a. Foreign ; estranged from.

AL'lEN (al'yen), 77. A foreigner; a stranger. —
(Law.) A foreigner not naturalized as a citizen.

X«,'lEN (al'yen), v. a. To alienate.

AL-lEN-A-BiL'l-Ty, 7i. (Law.) Capacity of being

al'ie:v-a-ble (al'yen-^-bl), a. Capable of being
alienated or transferred.

AL'IEN-ATE (al'yen-at), v. a. To transfer property
to another : — to withdraw the afTections from ;
to estrange.

AL'ien-at'e (al'yen-at), a. Withdrawn from.

AL-ien-a'tio\ (al-yen-a'shun), 71. Act of alienat-
ing ; state of being alienated : — transfer of prop-
erty : — mental derangement.

au'ien-a-tor, n. One who transfers or alienates.

AL-lENE'^dl-yen'), 7). a. (Law.) To alienate.

al-ien-ee' (al-yen-5'), 77. (Law.) One to whom
property is transferred.

AL'lE!V-i§M, 7i. State of an alien.

al'i-form, a. Having the form of wings.

A-lTgiit' (a-lit'), 0. 11. To come down; to dis-
mount ; to light.

A-LiKE', ad. With resemblance ; equally.

A-likb', a. Similar; like; equal. Fairfaz.

>■ i.'i-MENT, 71. Nourishment; food; nutriment.

> l-I-mEnt'al, a. Nutritious; nourishing.

/i,-i-MiJNT'AL-LY, ad. Nutritiously.

al-1-MENT'a-jii-nEss, 71. State of being aliment-

al-i-mEnt'A-RY, a. Belonging to or alTording ali-
ment : — conveying aliment.

Xi. i-MipN-TA'TiQN, 71. Act of nourishing.

AL-i-Mi;M'T!VF.-\iisa 71. (Pkrcn.) The organ of
appetite for food.

Xl-!-m6'.N!-oOs, u. Nourishing; alimental.

Xl'i-mo-nv, 71. An allowance to which a wifa
is entitled, upon separation from her husband.

Xl'i-ped, u. Wing-footed ; swift-footed.

XL'i-QUANT [al'e-kvvant, S. P. J. F. Ja. Sm. ; al'e-
kwont, JV. K.], a. Aliquant parts of « imniber are
such as, however repeated, will never make u|t
the number exactly ; as, 3 is an aliquant jiart of 10.

Xl'i-quot, a. Aliquot parts of any number are
such as will exactly measure it, without any re-
mainder ; as, 3 is an aliquot part of 12.

A-LIVE', a. Not dead: — active; cheerful; lively.

Xl'ka-hest, 71. A pretended universal solvent.

Xl-ka-les'cent, a. Partaking of alkali.

Xl.'KA-L! or al'ka-li [al'kfi-Ie, S. IV. P. J. K. F.
Sm. ; al'ka-lij •''"•Jj "• ' P}- Xl'ka-LIES. A sul>-
stance that neutralizes acids. Potash is a'vegetable,
soda a mineral, and ammonia a volatile alkali.

Al-kal'j-fy, (I. a. To change to an alkali.

Xl-ka-lim'e-ter, 77. An instrument for ascertain ,
ing the strength of alkalies.

Xl'KA-LINE or al'ka-lIne [al'ka-lln, fV. J. E,
F. Sm. ; al'ka-lln, S. P. Ja K.], a. Having tha
qualities of alkali.

al-ka-lTn'i-tv, 71. Quality of an alkali.

fAL-KAL't-ZATE, ?'. a. To make bodies alkaline.

fAL-KAL-i-ZA'TioN, 71. Act of rendering alkaline.

Xl'ka-lIze, v. a. To make alkaline.

al'ka-loTd, 71. (Cliem.) A vegetable principle
having alkaline properties.

Al-ker'me§, n. A confection made of kermes.

All, 77. The whole ; every thing.

ALL, a. The whole ; every one ; every part.

Syn. 4W comprises e\ ery one taken together ;

every comprises every one taken singly. Jill men ;
every man.

ALL, ad. Quite ; completely ; wholly ; entirely. —
[j311 is much used in composition ; but, in most in-
stances, it is merely arbitraiy. It adds force to
the word ; as, all-honored, aU-powerfiil, &.C.]

all-a-l6ng' (21), ad. Throughout ; in the whole.

all-Fo6l§-Day', 71. The first of April.

ALL-FouR§' (ail-forz'), 77. A low game at cards.

all-hail', interj. A term of salutation.

ALL-IlAL'Lpw§ (all-hal'loz), (1. All-saints-day.

all-Hal'low-mass, ) a. The term near All-

all-Hal'low-tjde, S saints-day, or the 1st of

ALL'-HiJAL (all'hel), n. A species of iron-wort.

all-Saints-Uay' (all-sants-da'),7i. The day dedi-
cated to all the saints ; the 1st of November.

all-Souls-Day', 71. The 2d of November.

ALL- wise', a. Possessed of infinite wisdom.

AL-LAY'^(al-la'), v. a. To soothe ; to assuage; to
appease : — to debase, as a metal. See Allov.

Syn. — .Sllay thirst ; appease hunger ; soothe pain
or care; assuage grief; alleviate sorrow; relieve

AL-lay',7i. a base metal. See Alloy. >

Al-lay'er, 71. The person or thing tliat allays.

fAL-LAY'MENT, 71. Act or power of allaying.

JaL-lec-ta'tion, 77. Allurement; enticement.

AL-LE-GA'TipN, 71. Act of alleging; thing al-
leged ; affirmation ; declaration ; a plea.

AL-lE(^e' (al-lej'), V. a. To affirm; to declare;
to plod.

AL-Liif^E'A-BLE (al-lej'a-bl), a. That may ba

fAL-LE^E'MENT (al-lej'ment), 71. Allegation,

Al-leg'er (^1-lej'er)^ n. One who alleges.

AL-Li2'(jHAN^E (al-15'jans), n. The obedience or
fidelity which a citizen or subject owes to a sov-
ereign or to government ; loyalty.

X L-LE-GOR'jC, la. Relating to or partaking

Xl-le-g6r'!-cal, j of allegory; figurative.

Xl-le-gor'i-cal-ly, ad. In an allegorical man-

Xl-le-gor'i-cal-nEss, 77. State of being alle-

A L'LE-Gp-RIST, 71. One who teaches allegorically.

al'le-gp-rTze, v. a. To turn into alletrory.

Xl'le-gp-rize, v. n To peak allegorically.

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Xl'le-GO-rTz-ER, n. An aHefiorist.

Xl.'le-go-rv, r/. A figurative a K-.cuurse or repre-
sentation, in which the words signify something
beyond their literal and direct meaning ; a sym-
bolical writing :_a type : — a fable.

AL-le-gret' TO, ad. [It.J {Mus.) Denoting
time less quick than allegro.

Al-le'gro [al-le'gro, S. W. J. E. F. K. Sm.; al-

' Wgxo,Ja.],ad. [It.] {Mils.) Denoting a sprightly
motion. It originally means gay, as in Milton.

)iL-LE-LU'JA.M(3.\-\e-\\x'y^), interj. & n. A word
of spiritual exultation, signifying prawe Ood.

AI.-LE-MANDE' (sLlAe-mind), n. [Ft.] A brisk
German dance. — (Mits.) A slow air.

Al-le'vi-ATE, v. a. To ease ; to soften ; to allaij.

^L-LE-vi-A'TiQN, n. Act of alleviating ; that
which alleviates ; mitigation ; relief.

AL-LE'vi-A-TiVE, K. A palliative.

Xl'ley (aVle), n.i pi. Al'eey§. A walk; a
narrow passage.

Xl-li-a'ceous (iil-e-a'shus), a. Partaking of
garlic or onions.

4VL-Li'ANCE, ?(. A confederacy; a league: —
affinity ; relation by marriage, or by kindred.

Syn. — A matrimonial alliance ; an alliance be-
tween nations ; a coDfederacy or confederation of

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