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tion near a city.
For'ti-fi-er, n. One who fortifies.
FoR'Ti-FV, V. a. To strengthen against attacks by
walls or other works : — to encourage ; to confirm.
FoR-Tis' SI-MO, [It.] (Mas.) "Very loud.
Fbr'ti-ter 'ill re, [L'.] With firmness in acting.
FOR'TI-TUDE, 77. Strength and patience to endure
pain ; resolution ; patience ; firmness : — courage.
FoRT'NiGHT (fdrt'nit or fdrt'nit) [fdrt'nit, S. ^V.
J. E. F. .Ja. Sm. R. C. : fdrt'nit, P. Wb. ; fort'nit
or fdrt'nit, K.], n. The space of two weeks.
For'tress, 71. A strong-hold ; a fortified place.
FpE-Tu'l-TOus, a. Accidental ; casual ; contingent,
FOR-Tu'l-Tous-LY, ad. Accidentally; casually.
FpR-Tu'i-Tous-Ni3SS, 77. Accident ; chance.
FpR-Tu'j-TY, 77. Chance; fortuitousness.
Fort'u-nate, a. Lucky ; successful ; happy.
Syn. — Fortunate, lucky, and successful are
nearly synonymous, though somewhat differently
applied. A fortunate affair ; lucky escape ; suc-
cessful undertaking: — a happy n\SiXx'va.^e ; prog~
perous circumstances.
Fort'v-nate-ly, arf. Happily; successfully.
Fort'u-nate-nEss, n. Good luck ; success.
*Fort'une (fdrt'yun) [fdr'chun, fV. J ; fdr'tiin,
S- F. Ja. ; fdr'tun, P. E. ; fdrt'yun, IC. , for tan
or fdrt'shoon, S777.], ?7. The good or ill that be-
falls man ; chance ; hick ; fate ; event; success :
— estate ; portion ; wealth ; riches.
*Fort'ijne, 71. 77. To befall ; to happen.
*Fort'une-Hunt'er, ?7,. One who seeks to en-
rich himself by marrying a woman of fortune.
*FoRT'UNE-T]iLL'ER, 77. A foreteller of fortunes.
FiJR'TY, a. & 77. Four times ten.
Fo' RUM,n. [L.] h. pi. fo'ra ; Eng. fo'rijm§.

The Roman tribunal ; a court ; a public place.
For'ward, ad. Onward; progressively; before.
For' WARD, a. Warm ; earnest ; ready : — confi-
dent ; bold : — early ripe : — quick : — anterior.
FoR'WARD, V. a. To hasten ; to quicken ; to ad~

yance : — to send on, as goods.
For'ward-er,77. One who forwards or promotes,
For'ward-ly, ad. Eagerly ; hastily ; quickly.
FoR'wARD-NESS, 77. Eagemess ; earliness.
FoR'vi^ARD^, ad. Onward : — same ?ls forward.
Fosse, 77. A ditch ; a moat; an intrenchment.
Fos'siL, 77. A substance dug out of the earth, as a

petrified plant, mineral, shell, bone, &c.
Fos'siL, a. Dug out of the earth ; as, fossil shell*.
Fos-siL-lF'ER-oiJS,a. Producing fossils.
Fos'sil-Ist, 77. One who is versed in fossils.
Fos'sJL-IZE, V. a. To change to a fossil state,
Fos-sil-6l'p-9Y, n. The science of fossils.
Fos'TER, V. a. To nurse ; to feed ; to support ; to

cherish ; to pamper; to forward.
Fos'ter-age, 77. The charge of nursing, [breast.
Fos'ter-Broth-er, 77. One fed at the same
Fos'ter-Child, 77. A child nursed or bred by

one who is not its parent.
Fos'ter-er, 77. One who fosters or nourishes.
Fos'ter-Fa-ther, 77. One who brings up an-
other man's child.
Fos'TER-r.iiVG, 77. A foster-child ; a nurse-child.
F6s'ter-M6tii-er or F6s'ter-DAm, n. A

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F6s'TER-SoN, n. One fed and educated as a son,

though not a son by nature.
FoTH'ER, V. a. (JSTaut.) To stop a leak in a ship

, by means of oakum.
FoTH'ER, n, A weight of lead or coals ; a load :

— a large quantity.

Fought (fsLwt), i."& p. From Fight.

Foul, a. Not clean: — not clear; not fair: —

filthy ; dirty ; impure : — hateful : — coarse ; gross.
Foul., ad. Wittrrude force ; against ; as, " to run

foul of."
Foul, v. a. To daub ; to bemire ; to make filthy.
Foul'ly, ad. In a foul manner ; filthily.
Foul'-biouthed (fdiil'mbuthd), a. Scurrilous.
FoOl'ness, n. State of being foul ; filthiness.
FoOl'-spo-ken (foQl'spo-kn), a. Contumelious.
Fou'MART (fo'mirt), n. A polecat.
Found, i.&p. From Find.
FoOnd, u. a. To lay the basis of; to build; to

raise ; to institute ; to establish ; to ground ; to

fix firm : — to form in a mould ; to cast.
Foun-da'tion, n. The lowest part of a structure

lying on the ground ; base ; basis ; ground-work :

— first principles ; ground; establishment.

Syn. — Foundation and basis or base are the
lowest parts of a structure ; foundation lies under
ground ; basis or base, above it. — Sure foundation ;
good grounds ; firm basis or base,

FoiJnd'er, n. One who founds ; a builder.

FoOn'der, v. a. To cause soreness in a horse's
foot. — n. A disease in a horse's foot.

Foun'der, v. n. To sink ; to trip ; to fail : to fall.

Foun'der-y, n. The art of casting metals ; a
place in which founding is carried on ; a casting-
house : — written also foundry.

FouND'LiNG, n. A child deserted or exposed.

Found'ress, n. A woman that founds, builds, &c.

Fount, n. A spring ; a font ; a fountain.

FoOn'tain (fbun'tjn), n. A well; a spring; a
J source; a jet; a spout of water : — first principle ;
first cause ; origin.

Four (for), a. Twice two.

Four'fold (for'fold), a. Four times told.

F5ur'-foot-ed (for'fut-ed), a. Having four feet.

F6u'RliJR-i§M, n. Socialism. See Socialism.

Four'score, a. Four times twenty ; eighty.

Four'square (ftr'skwAr), a. Quadrangular.

Four'teen (for'ten), a. Four and ten.

Four'teenth, a. The ordinal of fourteen.

Fourth (forth), a. The ordinal of four.

Fourth'ly (forth'le), ad. In the fourth place.

Fowl (foul), n. A winged animal ; a bird.

Fowl, v. n. To kill birds for food or game.

FowL'ER, M. A sportsman who pursues birds.

Fow'ler-ite, 71. (Min.) A silicate of manga-
nese and iron.

FowL'iNG, 71. The shooting of birds ; falconry.

Fowl'ing-Piece, n. A gun for shooting birds.

Fox, n. An animal remarkable for cunning.

Fox'-Chase, n. Pursuit of the fox with hounds.

Fox'glove (foks'gluv), n. A plant ; the digitalis.

Fox'-HoOnd, 77. A hound for chasing foxes.

Fox'-Hunt, 77. The hunting of foxes ; fox-hunting.

F6x'-H0nt-er, n. One who hunts foxes.

Fox'-HDnt-ing, 71. The act of hunting foxes.

Fox'lSH, a. Cunning ; artful ; like a fox.

Fox'tail, n. A plant ; a species of grass.

Pox'-TrXp, 71. A gin or snare to catch foxes.

Fox'y, a. Relating to, or wily as, a fox ; foxish.

Fra'cas (fra'kjs or fra-ka') [fri-ka.', Sm. C. ;
fri'ka, £■. ; fra'kas, fVb.],n. [Fr.] A noisy quar-
rel ; a disturbance.

FrXc'tiqn, n. Act of breaking; a broken part:
— a broken number or part of an integer.

FrXc'tion-al, a. Relating to fractions ; broken.

Frac'tious (frak'8hus),a. Cross ; peevish ; fretful.

FrSct'ure (frakt'yur), n. A breach ; a rupture.

FrXct'ure (frakt'yur), v. a. To break a bone, &c.

FrXg'ile, a. Brittle ; easily broken ; weak ; frail.
Syn. — Fragile substance ; brittle glass ; frail or
weak person.

FRA-(;tTL'i-TY, n. Brittleness ; weakness ; frailty.

FrXg'ment, 77. A part broken ofl'; a piece.

Fr5g'men-ta-ry, a. Composed of fragments.

FKA'eoR, n. [L.] A noise ; a crack; a crash.

Fra'grance, In. Sweetness of smeH; pleasing

Fra'gran-cy, i scent; grateful odor ; perfume.

Fra'grant, a. Odorous; sweet of smell.

Fra'GRANT-ly, ad. With sweet scent.

Frail, a. Weak ; infirm ; liable to error ; liable
to decay ; fragile.

Frail, 71. A basket made of rushes ; a rush.

Frail'ness, n. Weakness ; instability.

Frail'ty, n. Weakness ; infirmity ; irresolution.

FliAl^E,n. [Fr.] A pointed stake in fortifica-
tion ; a defence made of pointed stakes.

Frame,?), a. To form or fabricate; to make : —
to compose ; to regulate ; to contrive ; to plan ;
to devise ; to invent.

Frame, n. The timbers which support a building ;
a fabric; a structure: — order; regularity: —
scheme : — shape ; form. — (Printing.) A stand
for the compositor's cases.

Fram'er, n. One who frames ; a former.

Frame' WORK (-wUrk), n. Work done in a frame.

Fram'ing, 77. A joining together ; timber-work.

Franc, 77. A French coin, value about 19 cents.

Fran'chi^e (fran'chiz), n. Exemption from any
onerous duty or service ; privilege ; immunity ;
right granted : — a privileged district.

Fran'chi^e, v. a. To make free ; to enfranchise,

Fran'chi^e-ment, n. Enfranchisement.

Fran-cTs'can, 77. A monk of the order of St.

Fran-^i-bil'i-ty, 71. State of being frangible.

Fran'9^i-ble, a. Easily broken ; fragile; brittle;

Frank, a. Free ; open ; ingenuous ; candid.

Sy7i. — A frank man, manner ; free remark ; open
countenance ; ingenuous answer ; candid reply.

FrSnk, 71. A free letter ; exemption from postage :
— a native or inhabitant of Western Europe.

FrXnk, v. a. To exempt letters from postage.

FrXnk-al-moIgn' (frank-fil-mbin'), n. {Eng,
Law.) A tenure by divine service.

FrXnk'Tn-cense [frank'in-sens, S. W. P. J. E.
F. Ja. K. Sm. ; frank-in'sens, Pfb.], n. A gum-
resin used as a perfume ; olibanum.

fFRANK'LlNj 71. A freeholder. Spenser.

FRANK'LlN-lTE,?i. (_Min.) A ferriferous oxide of
zinc and manganese.

Frank'ly, ad. Liberally ; freely ; openly ; readily-

Frank'ness, 71. Openness; liberality ; candor.

Frank'plEd^E, 71. (Law.) A surety for free,

FRXN'Tlc,a. Mad; raving; furious; outrageous.

FrAn'tic-ly, ad. Madly ; furiously ; outrageously.

FrXn'tic-ness, 71. Madness; fury; distraction.

Fra-ter'nal, a. Brotherly ; becoming brotliers.

Fra-ter'nal-ly, ad. In a brotherly manner.

Fra-ter'ni-TY, 77. A body of men united ; a cor'
poration ; a society ; a brotherhood.

Fra-ter'nize [frj-ter'niz, ./a. K. Sm. R. ; fra.t'~
er-niz. Maunder], v. n. To concur with; to
agree or associate as brothers.

FrXt'ri-ci-dal, a. Relating to fratricide.

FrXt'ri-cide [frat're-sid, S. IV. J. E. F. Ja. K.
Sm. R. C. IVb. ; fra'tre-sld. P.], 71. The murder
of a brother : — the murderer of a brother.

Fraud, 77. Deceit in contracts or dealing; impo-
sition ; a cheat ; a trick ; artifice.

FrAud'fOl, a. Treacherous ; artful ; trickish.

Fraud'fOl-ly, ad. Deceitfully ; artfully.

Fraud'U-lence, ) n. Deceitfulness ; trickish-

Fraud'v-lIjn-cy, j ness : proneness to artifice ;

Fraud'v-lent, a. Full of fraud or artifice ; treach-
erous ; deceitful ; fallacious.

Fraud'u-Lent-ly, ad. By fraud ; by artifice.

Fraught (frawt), p. From Freight. Laden.

Frax-i-nel'la, n. (Bot.) A plant ; false dittany.

Fray, 71. A battle ; a fight ; a quarrel ; a riot.

Fray, v. a. To fright ; to terrify ; to rub ; to wear.

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Freak, n. A sudden fancy ; a whim.

Syn. — Childish freak ;' idle fancy ; a foolish

Freak (frek), v. a. To variegate ; to checker.

Freak'ish, a. Capricious ; whimsical ; fickle.

FREAK'isH-LY, ad. Capriciously ; humorsoniely.

FREAK'isH-Nfiss, 11. State of being freakish.

Frec'kle (frek'kl), n. A spot on the skin ; a spot.

Frec'kle, v. a. & n. To give or acquire freckles.

Frec'kleu (frek'kld), a. Spotted ; maculated.

Freck'ly (frek'kle), a. Full of freckles ; spotted.

Free, a. Being at liberty; not enslaved: — fa-
miliar ; open ; ingenuous ; frank ; liberal : — lax ;
licentious : — guiltless ; innocent ; clear ; exempt.

Free, v. a. To set at liberty ; to rescue ; to clear.

Free-a'^en-cy, n. State of acting freely.

Free'b66t-er, n. A robber ; a pillager.

Free'born, a. Born free ; inheriting liberty.

Free'cost, n. Freedom from expense.

Freed'man, 71. A slave manumitted

Free'dom, n. State of being free ; liberty : — in-
dependence : — privileges ; franchises ; immuni-
ties : — facility : — license.

Free'-iieart-ED (fr5'hart-ed), a. Open ; liberal.

Free'hold, 71. An estate held in perpetual right.

Free'h6ld-er, n. One who has a freeliold.

Free'ly, ad. ' With freedom ; frankly ; liberally.

Free'man, n. One who enjoys liberty; not a
slave :— one possessed of civil rights ; a citizen.

Free-Ma'son (fre-ma'sn), iu One of the frater-
nity of masons. See Mason.

Free-MA'son-ry, n. The craft of freemasons.

Free'-mind-ed, a. Unperple.xed ; without care.

Free'ness,?u The being free ; openness; candor.

FRE'ER,n. One who gives freedom. [pay.

Free'-School, «. A school frequented witliout

Free'stone, v. a sandstone used in building,
easily wrought, and cut freely in any direction.

Free'ThTnk-er [fre'think-er, J. F. Sm. Wb. ;
fre-think'er, S. W. P. Ja.], n. An unbeliever ;

Free'thTnk-ing, n. Unbelief; infidelity.

Free-War'ren (fre-wor'ren), n. (Eng^. Law.)
A privilege of preserving and killing game.

Free-Will', n. The power of directing one's
own actions without constraint ; voluntariness.

Freeze, v. n. [i. froze ; pp. fbeezing, frozen.]

To be congealed by cold ; to chill.
Freeze, v. a. To congeal by cold ; to chill.
Freight (frat), v. a. \i. freighted ; pp. FREIGHT

ING, FREIGHTED Or FRAUGHT.] Toloadaship, (StC.

Freight (frat), n. The cargo or lading of a ship ;

burden : — price of transportation of goods.
Fretght'er (frat'er), n. One who freights.
French,?;. The language of France. — P/. The

people of France.
French, a. Belonging to France or the French.
French'-Horn, n. A musical wind-instrument.
French'!-fy, v. a. To make French; to infect

with French manners.
Fre-net'ic ffre-net'ik, J. F. Sm. C. JVb. .^sli,

JVUrcs; fren'e-tik, S. E. K. ; fre-net'jk or fren'e-

tik, fV. P. Ja,.], a. Mad ; distracted ; frantic.
Fren'zi-cal, a. Approaching to madness ; mad.
Fren'zy, «- Madness? distraction of mind.
Fre'QUEN-cy, n. Occurrence often repeated.
Fre'QUENT, a. Often done or occurring ; usual.
FRE-QUiiNT' [fre-kwenf, S. W. P. J. E. F. Ja. K

Sm. ; frE'kwent, IVb.], v. a. To visit often.
FRE-QUENT'ABLE,a. Capable of being frequented.
FRf-QUEN-TA'TIpN,7i. Act of frequenting ; resort
FRE-QuiiN'TATlVE, 7i. (Gram.) A verb which

denotes the t^requent repetition of an act.
Fre-quen'ta-tive, a. [Oram.) Noting frequent

repetition ; applied to verbs.
FRiJ-QUiiNT'ER, n. One who frequents.
FRE'QUENT-Ly,arf. Often : ccimnionly ; not rarely.
FrEs-cadesj', 71. j)l. Cool walks ; shady place,'*.
FRt:ii'co,n. [It.] A painting on fresh plaster.
Fr£.iii, a. Cool: — not salt: — new; recent; not

stale : — florid ; vigorous; ruddy ; brisk : — raw.

Fresh, v. ,- pi. fresh'e§. Fresh water ; a fiood,

or overflowing of a river ; a freshet.
Fresh'en (fresh'shn), v. a. To make fresh.
Fresh'en (fresh'shn), ?;. 71. To grow fresh.
Fresh'e§, 7(. pi. Rise of water caused by rains.
Frissh'et, 7!. A flood of water or sudden inunda-
tion caused by rain or melting snow. [U. S.]
FrEsh'ly, ad. Coolly ; newly : recently ; ruddily.
FRlisH'MAN, 7(. A novice: — one in the lowest

class in a college.
FRiiSH'NESS, 7(. State of being fresh ; newness.
FRiJT, 71. Agitation of liquors : — agitation of the

mind; irritation. — {Arch.) An ornament.
FriSt. v. a. To agitate violently ; to vex ; to cor-
rode : — to form into raised work ; to variegate.
FrEt, v. n. To be agitated or angry ; to corrode.
Fri:t'fOl, a. Disposed to fret ; petulant ; peevish ;

ill-humored ; captious.
Fret'ful-ly. ad. In a fretful manner ; peevishly.
Fret'ful-ness, 71. State of being fretful.
Fret'ter, 77. He or that which frets.
FRiiT'TY, a. Adorned with fretwork.
Fret'work (-wurk), ??. A sort of raised work ;

masonry raised in protuberances.
FRi-A.-BiL'1-TV, )n. Capacity of being easily re-
Fri'a-ble-ness, ( duced to powder.
Fri'a-ble, a. Easily pulverized or crumbled.
Fri'ar, 71. A religious brother of some order.
FRi'A-RY, n. A monastery or convent of friars.
Frib'ble, a. Frivolous; trifling; silly.
Frib'ble, v. n. To trifle ; to totter.
Frib'ble or Frib'ble r, 77. A trifler; a fop.
Fi{/c.4J\'D£yi£^ (frik-an-do'), 7). [ Fr.] A dish of

stewed veal and other ingredients.
Fric'an-del, 7(. A dish of veal, eggs, and spices.
Fric-as-sei;', 71. [Fr.] A dish of chickens, &c.,

cut smalland dressed with strong sauce.
Fric-as-see', v. a. To dress in fricassee.
FrTc'tion, 77. Act of rubbing; resistance of a

machine caused by rubbing ; attrition. .^

FrT'day (fri'da), ?(. The sixth day of the week.
FrTed (frid), p. a Roasted in a pan over the fire.
FRiiiND (frend), n. One joined to another by af-
fection ; an intimate ; a confidant ; a favorer : —
one of a religions denomination ; a Quaker.
Friend (frend), v. a. To tavor ; to befriend.
Friend'less (frend'les), a. Wanting friends.
Friend'li-ness (frend'le-nes), 71. Kindness.
Friend'ly (frend'le), a. Having friendship ;
amicable; kind; favorable: — salutary

Syn. — Friendly means more than amicable. A
friendly visit ; friendly advice ; amicable terms.
Friend'ship (frend'ship), n. Intimacy united

with affection ; personal kindness ; favor.
Frieze (frez), 77. A coarse woollen cloth. — (Arch.)
A large, flat member, which separates tlie archi-
trave from the cornice.
Frieze, v. a. To form nap on cloth ; to frizz.
Feig'ate, n. A ship of war smaller than a ship

of the line, carrying from 20 to 50 guns.
FRi(?-E-FAC'TioN, 77. The act of making cold.
FrTght (frit), V. a. To terrify , to frighten.
Fright (frit), n. A sudden terror, alarm.
FrIght'EN (frl'tn), v. a. To terrify ; to daunt
Fright'fOl (frit'ful), a. Terrible ; dreadful ;

terrific ; fearful.
Fright'fOl-ly (frit'ful le), ad. Dreadfully.
FRTGHT'FOL-NESS(frIt'fui-iie.='), 71. Dread ; terror.
Fri^'ID, a. Cold: — dull ; lifeless : — impotent. —
Frio-id zone, the part of the globe between the
arctic circle and the pole.
FRl-f/^iD'l-TY, 71. State of being frigid ; coldness.
FRi(}'lJii,\, ad. In a frigid manner , coldly
FrY^' ID nEss, 71. Frigidity ; coldness : — diilncss.
Frig-qrif'ic, a. Causing or producing cold.
Frill, v. n. To quake or shiver with cold. [ «.]
Frill, ti. An edging of linen or cotton ; a rufilo.
FRINf^E, 71. Ornamental triiuining ; edge ; marsiin.
Fringe, v. a. To adorn w ith Cringes ; to decorate.
FKiN<)'Y, a. Adonn'd witli fringes.
Frip'pek, 71. A dealer in old things : a broker.

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FrIp'PER-y, 7u Traffic in old clothes ; old clothes ;
cast dresses ; tattered rags : — gaudy finery or
trumpery ; trifles.

Frip'per-y, a. Trifling ; contemptible.

Fri-^e vr' (fre-zur'), n. [Ft.] A hair-dresser.

FrI'sk, v. n. To leap ; to skip ; to dance in frolic.

FriskJ n. A frolic ; a fit of wanton gayety.

FrTsk'er, n. One who frisks ; a wanton.

FrIsk'et,?j. a frame to confine paper in printing.

FrIsk'i-ness, n Gayety ; liveliness ; frolic.

Fri'sk'y, a. Gay; airy; frolicsome; wanton.

Frit, n. Calcined silex, fixed alkali, &c., for glass.

Frit, v. a. To deprive of moisture by heat.

Frith, n. A strait of the sea ; an estuary.

FrIt'ter, w. A pancake : — a fragment ; apiece.

FrIt'ter, v. a. To cut or break into small

Fri-vol.'1-t Y, ». Triflingness ; frivolousness ; folly.

FRiv'o-L.bus, a. Slight; trifling; of no moment.
, FRiV'p-LOfJs-LY, ad. Triflingly ; without weight.

Friv'o-lous-ness, n. Triflingness ; vanity.

Frizz, v. a. To curl ; to frizzle ; to frieze.

Friz'zle, v. a. To curl in short curls ; to frieze.

Friz'zle, 7j. A curl ; a lock of hair crisped.

FRfz'ZLER, ra. One who makes short curls.

Fro, ad. From : — a contraction oi from ; as, " to
and fro,'' backward and forward.

Frock,?!. A dress; a coat: — a loose outer gar-
ment ; smockfrock : — a gown for children.

Frog, n. A small amphibious animal : — a fnrsh.

Frol'ic, a. Gay ; full of levity ; full of pranks.

Frol'jc, n. A wild prank ; a scene of mirth.

FroL'iCjB. n. [i. FROLICKED ;pp. frolicking, frol-
icked.] To play wild pranks ; to be merry.

Frol'ic-some, a. Full of wild gayety ; playful.

Frol'ic-some-ly, ad. With wild gayety.

FROL'ic-spME-NESS, n. Wildness of gayety.

From, prep. Noting source, privation, distance,
absence, or departure ; out of; since.

Frond, ». A leaf; leafing of palms and ferns.

Fron-da'tion, n. A lopping of trees.

Fron-desce', v. n. To put forth leaves.

Fron-des'cence, n. Act of putting forth leaves.

Fron-dif'er-ous, a. Bearing leaves.

Fron-dose', a. Full of leaves ; leafy.

Fr5n'dous, a. Leafy, as a flower ; frondose.

*Fr6nt [frunt, P. J. E. F. Ja. Sm. C. Wb. ; front,
S. K.; friint or frSnt, TV.], n. The forehead;
face : — van of an army : — fore part of any thing.

*Fr6nt, v. a. To oppose directly ; to encounter.

*Fr6nt, v. n. To stand foremost.

^Front'a^e, n. The fore part ; the front.

Front'al, a. Relating to the forehead or front.

Front'al, n. A little pediment : — a frontlet.
. *FR6NT'gD (frunt'ed), a. Formed with a front.

Fron'tier [frou'te'r, P. E. Ja. Sm. ; front'yer, S.
J. F. ; fron'cher or front'yer, W. ; fron-ter', Wb.],
n. Utniost verge of any territory ; a border.

FRON'TlijR (fron'ter), a. Bordering ; conterminous.

FiJoiY-rjiY-XAC' (fron-tin-yak'), 71. [Fr.J A rich
French wine.

Froin'tis-piece, n. An ornamental page of a
book : — the face of a building.

*Front'less, a. Unblushing; wanting shame.

*Fr6nt'let, n. A bandage worn upon the fore-

*Fr6st (frost or fr^ust, 21) [frost, S. W. P. J. F.
Ja. ; fraust, K. Wb. Mares], n. A fluid concealed
by cold ; the power of congelation ; the eflect of
congelation ; hoar-frost.
*Fr6st, t). a. To cover, as with hoar-frost.

*Fr6st'bite, n. A freezing ; congelation.

*Fr6st'bit-ten (frost'bit-tn), a. Nipped by frost.

*Fa6sT'EU, a. Covered with hoar-frost.

*Fr6st'-Fish, n. A small sea-fish.
*Fr6st'i-ly, ad. With frost ; with excessive cold.

*FR6sT'i-N£ss, n. Cold; freezing cold.

*Fr,6st NAIL, 71. A nail driven into a horse's
shoe, to prevent his slipping on the ice.

*Fr6st'work (-wUrk), n. Work resembling

*Frost-y, a. Very cold ; hoary ; resembling frost

*Froth (froth or frauth, 21) [froth, W. P. J. F.
Ja. ; frauth, S. K. Wb. Mares], n. Spume ; foam;
unsubstantial matter.

*Fr6th, v. n. To foam ; to throw out spume.

*Fr6th'!-ly, ad. With foam ; with spume.

*Fr5th'i-ness, n. The state of being frothy.

*Fr6th'y, a. Full of foam, froth, or spume ; empty

Frounce, 7i. A wrinkle ; a curl ; a fringe.

Frounce, v. a. To curl ; to frizzle ; to wrinkle.

Fro'ward, a. Peevish ; refractory ; perverse.

Fro'ward-ly, ad. Peevishly ; perversely.

Fro'ward-ness, 71. Peevishness; perverseness.

Frown, 7). ?i. To express displeasure ; tolookstern.

Frown, v. a. To drive off" by stern looks.

Frcjwn, n. A stern look ; a look of displeasure.

Frow'y, a. Musty ; frowzy. Spenser.

Frovv'zy, a. Fetid ; musty ; dim ; cloudy. [Low.]

Froze, i. From i^reeze.

Fro'zen (fro'zn), p. From i^Vceze. Congealed.

FrDct'ed, a. (Her.) Bearing fruit, as trees.

Fruc-tes'cence, n. The ripening of fruit.

Fruc-tif'er-ous, a. Bearing fruit.

Fruc-ti-fi-ca'tiqn, n. Fecundation ; fertility.

Fruc'ti-fy, v. a. To make fruitful ; to fertilize.

FRfjc'Tj-FY, V. n. To bear fruit ; to be fruitful.

IFrDct'ure (frSkt'yur), n. Use ; fruition.

Fr15'gal, a. Thrifty ; sparing ; economical.

Syn. — Frugal housekeeper ; thrifty farmer ;
economical management ; sparing- of expense.

Fru-gXjl'i-ty, n. State of being frugal; thrift;
economy ; good management.

FRti'GAL-LY, arf. Economically; thriftily.

FrDg'gin, n. An oven fork or pole.

Fru-c^if'er-oDs, a. Bearing fruit ; fructiferous.

FrOit (frut), n. Product of the earth, trees, and
plants: — profit; efliect: — otTspring of the womb.

Fruit'A(JE (frut'aj), 71. Fruit collectively.
FrOit'-^bear-ing, a. Producing fruit.
FriIIT'er-er, n. One who trades in fruit.
FrOit'er-y, 77. A repository for fruit ; a fruit-loft
FrIjit'ful,, a. Productive ; fertile ; bearing fruit ;

prolific ; child-bearing ; not barren.
FrOit'fOl-ly, ad. In a fruitful manner.
FriJit'fOl-ness, 77. Fertility; plentiful-production.
Fru-i"tion (frij-ish'un), 71. Act of enjoying ; en-
joyment ; possession ; use.
FrlTIT'less, a. Barren ; vain ; idle ; unprofitable.
FRtriT'LESS-LY, arf. Vainly; idly ; unprofitably.
FRt5lT'i,Ess-NESS, 77. Unfruitfuluess ; vanity.
FrOit'-Tree, 71. A tree that produces fruit.
FrO-men-ta'ceous (-ta'shus), a. Made of gram.
FRfi-MEN-TA'TlQN, 77. A general dole of com.
FrD'men-ty, n. Food of wheat boiled in milk
jFrOmp, v. a. To mock ; to insult. — 7i. A joke.
Frump'ish, a. Testy ; snappishly insulting.
Frhsh, 77. The frog or tender horn in the middle

of the sole of a horse's foot.
Frus'trate,!!. a. To defeat ;todi.«appoint ; tobalk.
FrDs'trate, a. Vain ; void ; frustrated.
Frus-tra'tion, 77. Disappointment; defeat.
Frus' TUM,n. ; pi FRUS'2U. [L.] The part of

a solid next to the base when cut off.
Fru-tes'cent, a. Becoming shrubby.
Fry, 71. A swarm of little fishes : — a dish fried.
Fry, v. a. To dress food in a pan on the fire.
Fry, v. n. To be roasted in a pan ; to melt.
Fry'ing-Pan, 71. A pan used for frying meat, &C.

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