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lord : — dominion : — a title given to lords.

Lore, n. Learning ; doctrine ; instruction.

Lor'i-cate, v. a. To plate over ; to cover.

Lor-i-ca'tion, n. Act of loricating ; a covering.

fLoR'l-MER, n. Bit, spur, and bridle maker.

LoR'l-PiiD, n. A species of crustacean.

tLoRN, p. a. Forsaken; lost; forlorn. Spenser.

L6§'a-ble, a. That may be lost.

Lo^E (loz), V. a. [i. LOST ; pp. losing, lost.] To
forfeit ; to suffer loss of; to bewilder ; to waste.

Lo^E, V. n. Not to win ; to decline ; to fail.

fLo'^EL (16'zl), 71. A scoundrel ; a knave.

Lo^'er (loz'or), n. One who loses or forfeits.

Loss, n. Damage ; waste ; forfeiture : — puzzle.

Lost, i. & p. From Lose.



Lot, n. That which comes to one as his por.
tion ; fortune; state assigned ; destiny: — chance;
a die : — a portion ; a parcel : — a piece of land ;
as, a wood lot, a building lot. [ U. S.]

Lot, v. a. To assign ; to set apart ; to sort ; to allot.

LOTE, n. [lotus or lotos, L.] A plant and tree.

Loth, a. Unwilling. See Loath.

Lo'tion (lo'shun), n. A medicinal wash.

L6t'ter-y, n. A hazard in which small sums
are ventured for the chance of obtaining a greater
value ; a sortilege ; a distribution of prizes by
chance.

Loud, a. Noisy; high-sounding; clamorous.

LoOd, ad. So as to sound with force ; loudly.

Loud'ly, ad. Noisily ; clamorously.

Loud'ness, 71. Noise; force of sound ; clamor.

Lough (lok), 71. A lake. [Used in Ireland.]

Louis d'or (16'e-d6r'), n. [Fr.] A French gold
coin, formerly valued at about 20 shillings sterling,
or $ 4.44 : — the new louis d'or is 20 francs.

Lounge, v. n. To idle ; to loll , to live lazily.

Loun(^'er, n. One who lounges ; an idler.

LoOsE, n. i pi. LicE. A small insect.

Lou'si-ly, ad. In a paltry, mean way ; scurvily.

LoO'si-Nliss, 77. State of abounding with lice.

Lou'^Y, a. Infested with lice : — mean ; low ; vile.

Lout, 71. A mean, awkward fellow ; a bumpkin.

LouT'lsH, a. Clownish ; bumpkinly.

Lou'ver (16'ver), n. An opening for the smoke.

Lov'a-ble, a. Worthy to be loved ; amiable.

Lov'A^^E, 71. An aromatic plant.

Love (liiv), v. a. To regard with affection.

Love (luv), n. The passion between the sexes,
between parents and children, or between friends :
— the passion excited by beauty, excellence, or
whatever is pleasing ; affection ; good -will ; fond-
ness : — the object beloved : — courtship.

Love'-ap-ple, n. Tomato.

LoVE'-FEAST, n. A feast of charity.

Love'-knot (liiv'not), n. A complicated knot.

LoVE'-LET-TER, 71. A letter of courtsliip.

Love'li-ness, n. Quality of being lovely.

Love'-lock, 74. A peculiar sort of curl.

Love'lorn (liiv'ldrn), a. Forsaken of one's love,

Love'ly (IQv'le), a. Worthy of love ; amiable.

Lov'er, 71. One who is in love ; a friend.

LovE'sTcK (luv'sik), a. Disordered with love.

Love'song, n. A song expressive of love.

Love'suit (liiv'sut), 77. Courtship. Shak.

LoVE'-TALE (luv'tal), n. A narrative of love.

L6ve'-to-ken (liiv'to-kn), n. A token of love.

Lov'ing (luv'ing), a. Kind ; affectionate.

Lov'Jng-Kind'ness, 77. Tenderness ; mercy.

Lov'ing-ness, n. Kindness ; affection.

Low (15), a. Not high ; bumble; dejected ; base.

Low (15), ad. Not aloft ; with a low voice.

Low (16) [15, S. J. E. Ja. K. Sm. Wb. ; Idii or 15,
W. F.], V. n. To bellow as a cow.

Low'-bred, a. Badly educated ; vulgar.

Low'er (lo'er), v. a. To bring low ; to lessen.

Low'ER (15'er), v. n. To grow less ; to sink.

Low'er (Idu'er), v. n. To be clouded ; to (rown.

Low'er (Idu'er), n. Cloudiness ; gloominess.

Low'er-Case, n. A printer's case which holds
the small letters. — a. Noting small letters, as
distinguished from capitals.

Low'ER-iNG, a. Cloudy ; overcast ; gloomy.

Low''ER-iNj5-LY, arf. With cloudiness ; gloomily.

Low'er-most (lo'er-most), a. Lowest.

Low'ER-y, a. Cloudy ; gloomy ; lowering.

Low'iNG (l5'ing), 71. The cry of black cattle.

Low'lSnd (I5'land), n. Country that is low.

Low'El-NiiSS (16'le-nes), n. State of being lowly ;
humility : — meanness.

Low'ly (I6'le),a. Humble ; meek ; mild : — mean.

Low'lv (lo'le), ad. Not highly ; meanly ; humbly.

LOWN (Idun or Ion), n. A scoundrel. See Loon.

Lo w'ness (lo'nes), n. State of being low.

LSw-sp/r'IT-ED, a. Dejected ; depressed ; dull.

Low'-wTne$, n. pi. Tlio first run of the still.

L6x-q-dr6m'ic, a. Relating to oblique sailing.



MlEN, SIR; MOVE, NOR, s6n; bOll, bOr, rCle. — <;:, 9, ^,soft;IS,G,^,g,hard; §asz J Jfasgz: TUIS.



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L5x-p-DROM'lcs, n.pl. Art of oblique sailint; by
the rhomb : — a table of rhombs, with the table of
longitudes and latitudes.

Lov'AL, a. Faithful to a sovereign, to a superior,
or to duty ; obedient ; true ; devoted.

LoY'AL-TsT,7i. One who adheres to his sovereign.

Loy'al-ly, ad. With fidelity or loyalty.

Lov'al-TY, 71. Fidelity to a prince or a superior.

Loz'en^e, n. A rhomb : — a form of medicine ;
a sort of cake : — an ornament m brilliants.

LuB'BER, n. A sturdy drone ; an idle clown.

I,UB'BER-LY, a. Lazy and bulky— arf. Awkwardly.

Lu'BRIc, a. Slippery; smooth: — wanton; lewd.

Lu'bri-cant, n. Any thing which lubricates.

LO'BRI-CATE, V. a. To make smooth or slippery.

Lu'bri-ca-t<?r, n. He or that which lubricates.

Lu-BRig'i-TY, 7i. Slipperiness ; .smoothness.

LO'BRI-cous, a. Slippery; smooth; liibric.

Lu-bri-fAc'tion, ) n. Act of lubricating ;

LO-BRf-Fi-CA'TioN, \ a smoothing.

LucEj 7i. A pike full grown.

Lu'CERN, 71. A plant cultivated for fodder.

Lu'ciD, a. Shining; bright; clear; pellucid.

LV-ciD'l-TY, 71. Brightness ; lucidness.

Lu'ciD-NESS, n. Transparency ; brightness.

Lu'ci-FER, 71. The devil : — the morning star.

Lu'ci-FER-MXtch, n. A match for procuring
fire by friction, used for lighting lamps, &c.

Ly-ciF'ER-oOs or Lu-ciF'ic, a. Giving light.

Lu'Cl-FORM, a. Having the nature of light.

LOCK, n. That which happens by chance ; chance ;
hap , fortune, good or bad.

Syn. — Luck, fortune, and liap, without an epi-
thet, are taken in a favorable sense, like their
adjectives lucky, fortunate, and happy ; and they
form compounds to take an ill sense ; as, lU-luck,
misfortune, mishap, mischance. An even chance ;
good or bad luck or fortune.

LtJCK'j-LY, ad. In a lucky manner; fortunately.

LucK'i-NESS, n. Good fortune or chance.

LucK'LESS, a. Unfortunate ; unhaiipy.

LuCK'Y, a. Fortunate; happy by chance.

LC'CRA-TIVE, a. Gainful ; profitable ; beneficial.

Lu'CRE (lu'ker), n. Base or unworthy gain ; pe-
cuniary gain ; profit ; advantage.

fLucTA'floN, 71. Struggle; effort; contest.

Lu'cu-BRATE, V. n. To study by candlelight.

Lu-cv-BRA'TlQN, 71. Nightly study or work ; any
thing composed by night.

Lu'ci)-BRA-Tp-RY, a. Composed by candle-light.

Lu'cy-LENT, a. Clear; transparent; evident.

Lu'di-croOs, a. Exciting laughter; laughable;
ridiculous; comical; droll; burlesque.

Sy7i. — A ludicrous scene ; a laurrhable joke ; ri-
dictilons conduct ; comical adventure ; droll story ;
burlesque representation.

Lu'Di-CROiJs-LV, ad. In a ludicrous manner.

Lu'di-crous-ness, 71. Burlesque; sportiveness.

Lu'Etf,n. [L.] A poison or pestilence ; plague.

Luff, v. n. (JVaut.) To keep close to the wind.

Luff, n. A sailing close to the wind; weather-
gage: — the round partof a ship's bow. See Loof.

Lug, 7). a. To drag ; to pull with efl;(irt or violence.

LijG, V. n. To drag ; to come heavily.

Lt5G, 77. A small fish: — a heavy load: — a pole
or perch : — the ear. [Local.]

LuG'GAf^iE, 71. Any thing cumbrous to be carried.

LOG'eER, 77. (J^aut.) A small vessel carrying
two or three masts, with a running bowsprit.

L0g'sail,7!. (JVaut.) A square sail hoisted on a yard.

Ly-Gu'BRi-oCs, a. Mournful ; sorrowful.

Luke, a. Not fully hot ; lukewarm, [r.]

Luke'warm, a. Moderately warm ; indiflTsrent.

Luke'warm-ly, ad. With lukewarinness.

Luke'warm-ness, 77. Moderate warmth; cool-
ness ; indifference.

LtJLL, V. a. To compose to sleep ; to put to rest.

Lull, n. Power or quality of soothing.

LOl'la-bv, 71. A song to still babes.

LuM, n. The chimney of a cottage. [Local.]

LVM-BA^'l-NOOs, a. Relating to the lumbago.



LuiM-BA'GO, 7!. (Med.) Pain or rheumatic nffec

tioii about the loins, &c.
LuM'BAL or LiJm'bar, a. Relating to the loins.
Lum'ber, 77. Any thing cumbersome or bulky. -^

(U. S.) Timber in general, as boards, planks,

shingles, staves, &c.
Lum'ber, «. a. To heap together irregularly.
LiJM'BER, V n. To move heavily and slowly.
LOm'ber-Room, 77. A room for lumber.
LuM'BRic, n. [lumbricus, L.J A worm.
Lum'bri-cal, a. Pertaining to worms, or to

muscles in the fingers and toes.
LyMBRi^'i-FORM, a. Shaped like a worm.
Lu'Ml-NA-RY, 77. He or that which diffuses light s

any body which gives light ; an illuminator.
Lu'MI-NATE, I), a. See Illuminate.
Lu-Ml-mF'ER-ous, a. Producing light.
Lu-mi-n6s'i-ty, 77. State of being luminous,
Lu'Ml-NOiJs, a. Shining ; enlightened ; bright.
Lu'Ml-NOtjs-LY, ad. In a luminous manner.
Lu'Ml-Noys-NESS, 77. Brightness ; clearness.
Lump, 77. A small or shapeless mass : — the grosi.
Lump, v. a. To unite or take in the gross.
LtJMP'FiSH, 77. A sort of thick fish.
LiJMP'lNG, a. Large ; heavy ; great. [Low.]
LDmp'ish, a. Heavy; gross; dull; inactive.
LuMP'iSH-NESS, «. Stupid heaviness.
LuMP'v, a. Full of lumps ; full of masses.
Lu'na-cy, 77. A kind of madness, formerly sup^

posed to be infiiieiiced by the moon ; insanity.
Ltj'NAR, j a. Relating to the moon ; measured
Lu'na-ry, i by the moon. — Lunar month, the

time from one new moon to another Lunar

caustic. ( Chem.) Nitrate of silver.
Ly-NA'RI-AN, 77. An inhabitant of the moon.
Lu'nat-ed, a. Formed like a half-moon.
Lu'NA-Tic, n. A person affected with lunacy.
LO'n.^-tic, a. Affected with lunacy ; insane.
Lv-na'tion, 77. ^ The revolution of the moon.
LiJNCH, n. A little (bod or small meal between

breakfast and dinner; luncheon.
LCn'cheon (lian'cliun), n. Same as Lunch.
Lune, n. Any thing in the shape of a half-moon :

— a leash or thong, as of a hawk.
Lu'NET, n. A little moon ; a satellite.

Lu NETTE', n. [Fr.] A semicircular window,

lunet : — a sort of spectacles (Fort.) A small

half-moon ; a work with two faces and two flanks,

— (Jlrch.) An aperture for admitting light.
Lung, 7i. ; pi. lung§. The organs of respiration.
LuNc^E, 77. A thrust. See Longe and Allonge.
Lu'Nl-FORM, a. Shaped like the moon.

Lu-Nl so'LAR, a. Combining the revolutions of

the sun and moon ; relating to the sun and moon-
Lu'Ni-STicE, 71. The farthest point of the moon's

northing or southing.
LuNT, n. A match-cord with which guns are fired.
Lu'NU-LAR 07-Lu'lMV-LATE,a. Like a new moon.
Lu'PlNE, H. A plant ; a kind of pulse.
Lu'pu-LINE, n. The fine, yellow powder of hops.
Lurch, 77. A forlorn or deserted condition. —

(JVaut.) A heavy roll of a ship at sea.
LiiRCH, V. n. To shift ; to play tricks ; to lurk.
Lurch, v. a. To defeat ; to disappoint : — to steal.
LiJRCH'ER, 77. One that lurches or ensnares.
LtJRE,77. An enticement ; an allurement ; a bait.
LORE, V. a. To attract; to entice; to draw; to

allure.
Ltl'RiD, a. Gloomy; dismal: — pale; purplish.
LliRK, V. n. To lie in wait , to lie hid.
LiJRK'ER, 77. One who lurks or lies in wait.
LiJRK'iNG-PLACE, n. A hidmg-place ; secret placa
Lus'cioys (lush'us). a. Too sweet, delicious.
Ltis'cious-LY (lushus-le;, ad. Very sweetly.
Lus'cioys-NESS (liasii'iis-nes), 77. Sweetness.
Ly-so'Ri-Ous, a. Used in play ; sportive, fij.l
Lu'S9-RY, a. Used in play ; playful, [ij.]
Lust, 77. Carnal desire ; evil propensity.
LiJST, V. n. To desire carnally or vehemently
Lust'fCl, a. Libidinous ; having evil desires.
Lust'fOl-LY, ad. In a lustful or sensual manner



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LttST'Ft^L-NtSS, n. Libidinousness.

Li5sT'i-LY, ad. Stoutly ; with vigor; with mettle.

LiJsT'i-Nfiss, n. Stoutness; vigor of body.

Lus'tr^l, a. Used in purification.

LOs'trate, v. a. To purify ; to cleanse.

Lus-tra'tion, n. Purification by water.

LCs'TRE (lus'ter), n. Brightness; splendor; glit-
ter ; brilliancy ; radiance .- — splendor of birth or
deeds ; renown : — a sconce with lights : — a lus-
trum.

Lus'tring [lus'tringor lut-string, W. F Ja ; 15t'-
string, S. ; lus'tring, J. Sm. C.], n. A shining
silk : — written also lutestring. See Lutestring.

LiJs'TROUS, a. Bright ; shining ; luminous.

Lus' TRUM,n. [L.] A space of five years.

Lus'ty, a. Stout ; vigorous ; healthy ; large.

Lu'sus va-tu'rcE, [L.] A freak of nature; a de-
formed production ; a monster.

LuT'.^N-IST, n. One who plays upon the lute.

Lu-ta'ri-ous, a. Living in mud ; like mud.

Lv-ta'TIQN, n. A method of cementing vessels.

Lute, n. A stringed instrument of music : — a sort
of paste or clay.

LtJTE, V. a. To close with lute or chemist's clay.

Lut'er or LuT'jST, n. A player on the lute.

Lute'strins, n. The string of a lute : — lustring.

Lu'ther-AN, n. A follower of Luther.

Lu'ther-an, a. Pertaining to Luther.

Lu'ther-an-I^m, 7i. The doctrine of Luther.

Lu'thern, n. A sort of window over a cornice,
or in the inclined plane of a roof; a dormer.

Lut'jng, n. A clayey composition or coating.

jLu'TV-LfiNT, a. Muddy ; thick ; turbid.

LOx'ate, v. a. To put out of joint ; to dislocate.

Lux-a^tion, n. A disjointing ; a thing disjointed.

*Li;2f-u'R!-ANCE, ) n. State of being luxuriant ;

*Lv5f-0'Ri-AN-CY, \ exuberance ; rank growth.

*Lu^-U'Ri-ANT flug-zu're-ant, W. J. Ja. Sm.:
lugz-ii're-?nt, P. F. ■ lug-zho're-ant, S.], a. Exu-
berant ; yery abundant ; of rank growth.

♦LVJiL-u'RI-ANT-LY, ad. Abundantly.



*Lu?-u'ri-ate, v. n. To grow exuberantly

*LU5f-u'R'l-oijs [lug-zu're-iis, fV. J. Ja. Sm. ; lugz-
u're-us, P. F. ,- lug-zho're-iis, S.], a. Delighting
in luxury ; voluptuous ; given to pleasure.

*Lu2f-u'Ri-oDs-LV,ad. Deliciously ; voluptuously

*Lu!f-u'R!-ous-]VESS, ?j. Voluptuousness; luxury.

Lux'u-RV (luk'shu-re), n. Delicious fare ; a dain-
ty : — voluptuousness ; addictedness to pleasure.

Ly-can'thro-pv, n. A kind of madness.

LY-CE'uM,n. [L.] L. pi. juy-ce'a; Eng. LY-
ce'um^. The place where Aristotle taught his
philosophy : — an academy ; a seminary ; a lit-
erary association.

Lyd'i-an, a. Noting a kind of ancient music.

Lye, n. Water impregnated with alkaline salt.

Ly'ing, p. a. From ite. Telling lies ; falsifying:
— being recumbent.

Ly'ING, n. Act of telling lies : — recumbence.

Lv'JNG-lN, n. The act or state of childbirth.

Lymph (limf), n. The liquor contained in tho
lymphatics ; a pure, transparent fluid.

Lym-phat'ic, ?!. An absorbent vessel which car-
ries the lymph from all parts of the body.

Lym-phat'ic, a. Pertaining to lymph.

Lymph'e-duct, n. A vessel which conveys the
lymph.

LIJn'ce an, a. Like a lynx ; sharp-sighted.

Lynch,?;, a. To condemn and punish, without a
legal trial, as by a mob. \^Local.]

Li?NCH'-LAW, 71. The will or decree of a mob or
multitude, as a substitute for Uie common or civil
law.

L?NX, n. [L.] A swift, sharp-sighted beast.

Ly'rate or Ly'rat-ed, a. Formed like a lyre.

Lyre, n. A harp ; a musical instrument.

Lt?r'ic, n. A writer of lyric poetry.

LvR'ic, ) a. Pertaining to a harp, or to odes or

LVr'J-cal, \ poetry sung to a harp.

LYR'i-ci§M, n. A lyrical form of language.

*Ly'rist Jfli'rist, S. W. J. F. Ja. K. Sm. ; lir'jst,
P.], n. One who plays on a lyre or harp.



M.



M has, in English, one unvaried sound, formed
by the compression of the lips ; as, mine, tame.
— It is a numeral for 1000.

Mab, n. The queen of the fairies : — a slattern.

Mac. a prefix in Scotch names, denoting .ton.

Mac-ad'am-ize, v. a. To form with pounded or
broken stone, as roads and streets.

Mac-a-ro'jvi (miik-a-ro'ne), n. [Fr.] A kind
of edible paste, in strings : — a fop ; a coxcomb.

Mac-a-ron'ic, a. Relating to macaroni ; vain.

MAc-a-r66n', 71. Macaroni ; a cake : — a cox-
comb.

Ma-caw', n. A large species of parrot : — a tree.

MXc'cp-BOY, n. A species of snuff.

Mace, n. An ensign of authority : — a spice.

Mace'-bear-er, n. One who carries the mace.

MX^'er-ATE, v. a. To make lean ; to mortify : —
to steepin water almost to solution.

MX9-er-a'tion, n. Act of macerating or making
lean ; mortification : — act of steeping in water.

MX£;H-l-A-vfiL'lAN (mak-e-^-vel'yan), a. Re-
lating to Machiavel ; crafty ; subtle.

MXjeH'l-A-VEL-T^M, 71. Political craft ; cunning.

MXjCH'i-NAL or MA-gni'NAL [mSk'e-nal, S. IV. J.
F. Ja. K. ; mash'e-nal or inak'e-nal, P ; m^i-
she'nal, Sm.], a. Relating to machines.

MXjCH'i-nate, v. n. To plan : to contrive.

MXjBH-i-na'tion, 71. An artifice ; a contrivance.

MXBh'i-na-TOR, 77. One who plots or contrives.

MA-(;;niNE' (ma-shen'), 77. Any artificial compli-
cated work which serves to apply or regulate
movingpower; apiece of mechanism ; an engine.

MA-^HiN'ER-y, n. Machines collectively ; works



of a machine ; enginery ; complicated workman-
ship : — supernatural agency in a poem.

Ma-chin'ist [ma-shen'ist, S. W. P. J. F. Ja. Sm. ;
m'ak'e-nlst, K.], n. A constructor of machines.

MXck'er-el, n. A small sea-fish : — a pander.

Ma'cro-cosm fma'kro-kozm, S. W. P. J. F. R.
Sm. ; mak'ro-kozm, Ja. C. fVb.], n. The great
or whole world, or visible system, in opposition to
microcosm ; the universe.

Ma-cr5m'e-ter, 77. An instrument formeasuring
the distance of inaccessible objects.

Mac-ta'tion, 7i. The act of killing for sacrifice.

Mac' u-LA, 71. [L.] A spot upon the skin; a
spot upon the sun, moon, &c.

MXc'u-late, v. a. To stain ; to spot.

MXc'u-Late, a. Spotted ; stained ; maculated.

MXc-v-lX'tion, 77. A stain; a spot; ataint.

MXc'Ole, 77. A spot ; a stain ; macula.

MAD, a. Insane; distracted; crazy: — raging
with passion ; enraged ; furious.

MXD'AM^7t. A term of address to a lady.

Mad'brain, 77. A person insane or giddy.

MXd'BRAINED (mad'brand), a. Hot-headed.

MXd'cXp, 7i. A wild, hot-brainexl fellow.

MXd'den (m'ad'dn), v. n. To become mad.

MSd'den (mad'dn), v. a. To make mad.

MXd'der, 77. A plant and root used for dyeing.

Made, j. & p. From Make.

f.M ad-e-fXc'ti9n, 77. The act of making wet.

JMXd'e-fy, v. a. To moisten ; to make wet.

Ma-dei'ra (mfi-de'r? or ma-da'rfi) [m.j-de'ra, .fa.
K. Sm. C. ; mri-da'rfi, ffb.], n. A rich wine made
in the island of Madeira.



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MIb-EM-OI-^Slle' (mad-em-wa-zel'),n. [Fr.]
A young, unmarried lady : a miss ; a girl.

MXd'hoOse, n. A house for the insane.

Mad'ly, ad. With madness ; furiously ; wildly.

Mad'man, n. A man void of reason ; a maniac.

Mad'ness, n. Violent insanity; distraction ; fury ;
wildness ; rage.

Ma-jd6iv'na, n. [It.] Madam: — a picture of
the Virgin Mary.

MXd're-pore, 7i. [Fr.] A marine substance like
coral; a kind of coral : — a worm.

Ma-drier' or MXd'ri-er [ma-drSr', Ja. Wb.JlL-h;
mad're-er, K. Sm. C.], n. [Fr.] A thick plank
armed with iron plates, used in mines.

Mad'ri-gjll, n. A pastoral or amorous song.

Ma-es-t6' $6, [It.] (jyins.) With grandeur,
strength and firmness.

Mag-A-zIne', n. A storehouse for munitions of
war, &c. ; an arsenal or armory: — a periodical
publication or pamphlet. [tiary.

Mag'da-len, n. An inmate of a female peniten-

Mag'got, n. A small grub : — a whim ; caprice.

MXg'got-y, a. Full of maggots ; whimsical.

MA'ffl, n. pi. [L.j Wise men of the East.

MA'qti-AN, a. Denoting the Magi of the East.

Ma'9^i-an, n. One of the ancient Magi.

MA'^i-AN-l^M, n. The doctrines of the Magi.

MXg'ic, n. The art of putting in action the power
of^ spirits, or the occult powers of nature ; sorcery ;
enchantment.

Ma(^']C, ) a. Relating to magic ; done by mag-

MXQt'i-cal, I ic ; enchanted; necromantic.

MS^^'l-CAL-LY, ad. According to magic.

Ma-9^i"cian (ma-jTsh'an), n. One who practises
magic ; an enchanter.

Ma^^-is-te'ri-al, a. Authoritative ; arrogant ;
imperious ; lofty ; haughty.

Syn. — Magisterial or lofty air or tone ; arrogant
pretensions ; authoritative or imperious manner.

Miqj^-ls-TE'Rl-AL-LY, ad. Arrogantly; proudly.

Mag-is-te'ri-al-ness, n. Imperiousness.

tMA(^'lS-Tl3R-Y, n. {Alchemy.) A fine powder.

Miqt'is-TRA-CY, n. The office or dignity of a mag-
istrate ; the body of magistrates.

MX^'IS-TRATE, n. A public civil officer; a pres-
ident ; a governor ; a justice of the peace.

MX^-is-trat'ic, a. Having authority.

Mla'NA <i:HAk'TA{m3.%'\ia.-ka.x'ta.),n. [L.] The
great charter of English liberty.

MAg-na-nim'i-ty, n. Quality of being magnani-
mous ; greatness of mind ; generosity.

Syn. — Magnanimity partakes more of heroism ;
generosity, of humanity.

Mag-nan'i-mous, a. Great of mind : noble ; brave.

Mag-nan'J-Mous-ly, ad. With magnanimity.

Mag'nate, n. A man of rank ; a grandee.

Mag-Ne'si-A (mag-ne'zhe-a), n. (Chem.) A white
alkaline earth, used in medicine, gently purgative.

MXg'net, n. The loadstone, which at^tracts iron.

Mag-net'ic, ) a. Relating to the magnet, or to

MAG-Nj3T'i-CAL, ) magnetism ; attractive.

Mag-net'i-cal-ly, ad. By power of attraction.

Mag-net'i-cal-ness, n. State of being magnetic.

Mag-nE-Ti"cian (-tish'an),?^ Same as magnetist.

Mag-net'ics, n. pi. The science of magnetism.

MXg'net-i^m, n. The science which investigates
the phenomena presented by natural and artificial
magnets, and the laws by which they are con-
nected ; magnetics : — power of attraction.

MXg'net-ist, n. One versed in magnetism.

MXg'net-ize, v. a. & n. To imbue witli, or re-
ceive, the^ properties of magnetism.

MXg'net-iz-_er, n. One who magnetizes.

MAG-NET'p-E-LEC-TRi9'i-T Y, n. Electricity pro-
duced by magnetism.

MXg-net-om'e-ter, n. An instrument for meas-
uring the intensity of magnetism.

MXg'ni-fi-a-BLE, a. That may be magnified.

Mag-nif'ic, ) a. Great ; noble ; magnificent ;

Mag-nIf'j-cal, \ illustrious ; grand.

Mag-nif'J-cence, m. Grandeur; showy splendor.



Mag-nTf'i-cent, a. Grand; splendid; pompous.
Syn. — A magnificent edifice, magnificent enler-
taiiiment ; grand show ; majestic form ; splendii
appearance ; pompous manner.

Mag-nIf'i-cent-ly, ad. Splendidly ; grandly.

MAe-NiF'i-cd,n. [It.] A grandee of Venice.

Mag'NI-fi-er, n. He or that which magnifies.

Mag'ni-fy, v. a. To make great ; to enlarge: -'
to exalt ; to extol ; to praise greatly.

MAG-NlL'o-QUiiNCE, n. Ponipous language.

Mag-nIl'q-quent, a. Lofty in speech.

MXg'nj-tude, 7(. Greatness; size; grandeur.

Mag-no'li-a, 71. An evergreen flowering tree.

Mag'pie (niag'pl), n. A chattering bird.

MA'ecrs, n. ; pi. ma' pi. [L.] An ancient Orien-
tal philosopher: — one versed in magic ; a magi-
cian.

Ma-h6g'A-ny, n. A very valuable kind of wood.

Ma-h6m'e-tan, n. A professor of the religion of
Mahomet ; a Mussulman ; a Mohammedan.

Ma-h6m'e-tan, a. Relating to Mahomet.

Ma-hom'e-tan-ism, n. The religion of Mahom-
etans ; Mohammedanism.

Maid (mad), ) n. An unmarried woman ; a

Maid'en (ma'dn), ( virgin : — a woman-servant.

Maid'en (ma'dn), a. Fresh ; new ; unpolluted.

Maid'en-hair (iiia'dn-hir), n. A delicate fern.

Maid'en-HEAD (ma'dn-hed), ) n. Virginity ; vir-

Maid'en-Hood (ma'dn-hud), \ ginal purity.

Maid'en-like (ina'dn-llk), a. Modest; decent.

MAlD'EN-Li-NiJss (ma'dn-le-nes), n. Modesty.

Maid'en-ly (ma'dn-le), a. ' Gentle ; modest.

Maid'hood (mad'hiid), n. Virginity.

Maid-ma'ri-an [mad-mar'yan, S. fV. K. ; mad-
ma're-an, Sm. R.\, n. A kind of dance: — the
queen of May.

Maid'-ser VANT, n. A female servant.

Mail, H. A coat of steel net-work for defence;
armor: — a bag ; a bag in which letters, newspa-
pers, &c. are enclosed for conveyance.

Mail, v. a. To arm defensively : — to enclose.

Mail'a-ble, a. That may be carried by mail.

Mail'-coach, ?!. A coach that carries a mail.

Maim, v. a. To disable ; to wound ; to cripple.

Maim, n. A crippling ; lameness ; injury.

Maim'ed-ness, n State of being maimed.

Main, a. Principal; chief; mighty; forcible.

Main, n. The gross ; the bulk : — force ; violence:
— the ocean : — the continent, as distinguished
from islands.

Main'lXnd, n. The continent ; not an island.

Main'ly, ad. Chiefly ; principally ; greatly.

Main'mast, n. (JVaut.) The chief or middle mast.

Main'pri^e, re. {Law.) Act of taking into friend-
ly custody ; a surety ; pledge ; bail.

Main'prT^e, v. a. {Law.) To take into custody
and give security for ; to bail.

Main'sail, n. {JVaut.) Principal sail in a ship.

MAlN'sHi^ET, n. A sheet fastening the mainsail.



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