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lecting things past ; recollection ; reminiscence.

Syn. — Recollection, reminiscence, and remenir-
brauce, are operations or exertions of the memory.
Remembrance is commonly applied to things
which have just left the mind , recollection and
reminiscence, to such things as have been longer
out of mind or not thought of. Retention is literally
the power of rcta(7iirto- in the mind.
MfiN, 71. pi. of Man.

MiiN'ACE,7i. A threat ; denunciation.
iMen'ace, v. a. To threaten ; to threat.
Men'a-cer, 71. One who menaces or threatens.
Men'a-ciivg, n. Act of threatening ; a threat.
Me-najse' (me-nazli') , 7i. [Fr.] AcoUection of an-
imals ; menagerie ; manege.
Men-a^'e Rii; (ine-na'zhe-re) or Men-a^^'e-ry
[men-azh-er 6', IV. Ja. ; me-na'zhe-rS, P. K. Sm. :
me-nazh'e-re, E.], n. [Ft.] A collection of ani-
mals ; a place for animals.
MiJN'A GOGUE (men'a-gog), n. A medicine.
Mend, v. a. To repair ; to correct ; to improve.
MiiND, V. 71. To grow better; to improve.
MiiND'A ble, a. Capable of being mended
Men-DA'cious (men-da'^hus), a. False; lying.
Men-da9'i-tv, 71. A habit of lying ; a falsehood.
MiiND'ER, 77. One who mends.
Men'di-cSn-cy, 7i. Beggary ; mendicity.
Men'di-cant, 71. One who begs ; a beggar.
Men'di-cXnt, a. Begging ; poor.
MEN-Bly'l-TY, 77. The life or state of a beggar.
M£;'n]-al, a. Belonging to servants ; low with

respect to employment or ofliee : servile.
Mii'Ni-Aij, 71. One who labors in some low em-
ployment ; a domestic servant ; a drudge.
ME-NiN'9ii$, 71. p/. {Jiiiat.) Two membranes en-
veloping the brain, called pia and dura mater.
Men-in-gI'tis, n {.Med.) Inflammation of the

membranes of the brain.
Me-nis'cus, 77. A lens concave on one side, and

convex on the other.
Me-n6t.,'P-9Y, 77. A register of months.
Men'sai., a. Belonging to the table : — monthly.
Men' tifiif, n. pi. [L.] { Monthly discharges
Men'stri;-ATv, a. Alontlily ; lasting a month.
MiiN'sTRU-ATE, V. n. To discharge the menses.
MfiN-STRV-A'Tlpis, 71. Flow of the menses.
Men'strii-oHs, a. Having the monthly discharge,
MEN'sTRU-i'iM, 77. ; pi. MEn'strv-a. [L.] a dis-
solving fluid ; a solvent.
*MEN.s-i;-RA-Bfi.'!-Ty, 71, State of being mensu-
rable ; mensurableness.

MlEN, SIR; MOVE, NOB, s5n ; BtlLL, BIJR, rOle. — 9i9,S.So/t; £!, .G, C, g, Aarrf; f CMZ ; Jf: osgz :





?i^NS'u-RA-BLE (mens'yu-ra-bl) [men'stiu-ra-bl,
S. W. P. J. F. K. Sm. ; meii'si.i-rsi-bl, Ja.], a. That
may be measured ; measurable.

*Mens'u-ral (meiis'yu-ral), a. Relating to meas-

*Mens-u-Ra'tion, n. Tbe act or art of measuring.
— ( Geom.) The art of ascertaining tbe extension,
solidity, and capacity of bodies, by measuring lines
and angles.

Men'tal, a. Relating to the mind ; intellectual.

Men'tal-ly, ad. Intellectually ; in the mind.

Men'tma, n. [L.] {Bot.) A genus of plants ;

Men'tion, n. Act of mentioning ; a notice ; a re-
cital, oral or written ; a hint.

Men'tion, v. a. To name ; to state ; to express.

Men'tion-a-ble, a. Tliat may be mentioned.

Men' tor, n. [L.] A wise counseller.

Men-to'ri-AL, a. Containing advice ; monitorial.

Me-phit'ic, ) a. Relating to or containing me-

Me-phit'i-cal, ( phitis ; foul | noxious.

Mk-PHi' TTS, n. ; pi. ME- phP te If. [L. ] A noxious
exhalation, as carbonic acid gas; mephitism.

Meph'i-ti§;m, 71. A noxious exhalation.

Mer'can-TILE [mer'kan-til, W. J. F. Ja. JVb. ;
mer'kan-tll, S. F. K. Sin.: — sometimes incorrectly
pronounced nier-can'til and mer-cantJl'j, a. Re-
lating to commerce ; trading ; commercial.

MER'CE-NA-R!-Ni5ss,7^. Venality; respect to hire.

Mer'ce-na-ry, a. Sold for money ; venal; hired.

Mer'ce-na-ry,?i. One serving for pay ; a hireling.

Mer'cer, n. One who sells silks and woollens.

Mer'cer-shIp, n. The business of a mercer.

Mer'cer-v, n. The trade of mercers ; traffic.

MiER'cHAN-Dr§E, u. Objects of commerce ; com-
modities ; wares; goods: — commerce; trade.

Mer'chan-dI§e, v. n. To trade; to traffic.

Mer'chant, ra. An importer or exporter of mer
chandise ; a wholesale trader. — {U.S.) A re-
tail trader ; a shopkeeper.

Mer'chant-a-ble, a. Fit to be bought and sold.

MiSR'cHANT-LiKE, a. Like a merchant.

Mer'chantman, n. A ship of trade.

Mer'ci-ful, a. Compassionate ; tender ; kind.

Mer'ci-fOl-ly, ad. In a merciful manner.

Mer'ci-fOl-ness, n. Tenderness ; pity ; mercy.

Mer'ci-leiss, a. Void of mercy; pitiless; cruel.

Mer'ci-less-l.y, ad. In a merciless manner.

Mer'c i-LESS-NESS, n. Want of mercy or pity.

Mer-cu'ri-al, a. Containing mercury : — active.

Mer-cO'ri-al, re. A preparation of mercury.

Mer-cu'ri-al-ize, v. a. To imbue with mercury.

Mer'cu-ry, n. An ancient heathen deity: — a
planet: — quicksilver: — sprightliness : — a plant.

MER'ctJ-RY, V. a. To wash with mercury.

Mer'cy, n. Favor or kindness to one who deserves
punishment ; tenderness towards an offender ;
unmerited kindness ; grace .- — clemency ; mildness.

Mer'cy-Seat, n. The propitiatory of the Jews.

Mere, a. This or that only ; bare ; pure; entire.

Mere, n. A pool ; a lake : — a boundary ; a ridge.

Mere'ly, ad. Simply ; only ; solely ; absolutely.

MisR-E-TR['"cious (mer-e-trish'us), a. Alluring
by false show ; false : — lewd ; vile.

Mer-e-tri"cious-ness, n. False allurement.

Mer^e, v. a. To immerse ; to plunge ; to imnierge.

Merije, v. n. To be swallowed, lost, or sunk.

Mer^'er, n. He or that which merges.

*Me-rid'i-an [me-rid'e-an, P. J. Ja. Sm. ; me-
rid'yan, E. F. K. ; me-rid'e-an or me-rid'je-an,
W. ; me-ridzh'un, S.J, ra. Noon; midday: — the
line drawn from north to south, which the sun
crosses at noon : — the highest point.

*Me-rTd'i-an, a. Being at the point of noon; re-
lating to midday or the highest point.

*Me-rid'i-9-nal [me-rid'i-o-nal, W. P. J. Ja. C;
me-rid'yun-al, S. F. K. Sm..'\, a. Relating to the
meridian ; southern ; southerly.

*ME-RiD-l p-nXl'i-tv, n. Position in the south.

*Me-r1d'i-p-nXl-l,y, ad. According to the me-

Me-rV NO, 71, [Sp.] A species of tijie-woolled
sheep : — a cloth made of fine wool.

Mer'it, 71. Excellence deserving reward ; desert
of good or evil ; due reward ; claim ; right.

MEr'it,ji. a. To deserve ; to have a right to.

MiiR-i-To'Ri-ous, a. Having merit; worthy; de-
servingof reward.

MER-i-To'R!-ous-LY,od. In a deserving manner.

MijR-i-To'Ri-oiJS-NiSss, n. State of deserviiSg well.

MiJRLE (merl), n. A blackbird.

Mer'lin, 7t. A kind of hawk.

Mer'lqn, n. Part of a parapet in a fortification.

Mer'maid, n. A sea-woman; a fal)led animal,
the fore part woman, the hinder part fish.

Mer'mAn, n. A sea-man; the male of the mer-

Mer'ri-ly, ad. Gayly ; cheerfully; with mirth.

MiiR'Ri-MiiNT, 71. Mirth; gayety ; cheerfulness

MJJR'RI-Nijss, 71. State of being nierrj' ; mirth.

MiiR'RY, a. Gay ; jovial ; cheerful ; laughing.

MijR'Ry-AN'DREW (mer're-an'dru), n. A buffoon.

Mer'ry-mak-ing, 71. A festival , a jovial meeting.

Mi:R'RV-Mi:i2T-lNG, n. A meeting for mirth.

Mer'ry-thought (mer're-tha.wt),7i. The forked
breast-bone of fowls.

Mer'siqn, n. Act of merging ; immersion.

Me-seems', impersonal verb. It seeins to me.

Me-sem-b'rv'-an'the-mDm,7i. a plant and flower.

Miis-EN-TiJR'lc, a. Relating to the mesentery.

Me§'en ter y, 7t. A membrane in the intestines

Me^-e-rA'ic, a. Belonging to tlie mesentery.

MiiSH, n. Space between the threads of a net.

MiiSH, V. a. To catch m a net ; to ensnare.

MiiSH'Y, a. Reticulated ; like network.

MI:s'LlN,7i. A mixture of different kinds of grain ;
maslin : — a union of flocks.

Mes-miSr'ic, a. Relating to mesmerism.

MiSl'lHER-lSM, n. The art of causing a peculiar
kind of sleep ; — called also clairvoyance, animal
magnetism, somnambulism, and magnetic sleep.

MiJ^'MER-fST, n. One who practises mesuierism.

Me§'Mer-Ize, v. a. To put into a state of mes-
meric sleep. — [From Anthony]

Mesne (men), a. {Law.) Middle ; intermediate.

Me-s6m'^-las, n. [Or.] A precious stone.

Miis'p-TYPE, «. {Min.) A species of zeolite.

Mess, n. A dish ; a portion of food : — an ordinary :
— a company at the same table ; a crew.

Mijss, V. n. To eat ; to feed together.

Mes'sa(JE, n. A notice or communication sent ;
an errand. — {U. S.) A communication from the
president of the United States, or from a governor,
on public affairs, to the legislature.

Syn. — Deliver a message ; go an errand.

Mes's^n-(JER, n. One who carries a message.

Mes-si'ah, n. The Anointed ; Christ ; the Saviour.

Messiah-ship, ?(. The office of Messiah.

Messieurs (mesh'yrz or mes'yerz) [mes'sCrz,
S. ; mesh'shorz or mesh-shorz', fV. ; mes'serz,
P. ; mesh-shorz', J. ; mes-serz', E. mesh'yrz,
F. • mesh'sherz, Ja. ; mes'yerz, Sm. C.], 7!. [Fr.]
PI. of Monsieur. Sirs ; gentlemen —It is the
plural oi Mr. ; abbreviated to Messrs.

Miiss'MATE, 7!. One who eats at the same table.

Mes'sua^E (mes'swaj), n. {Laic.) A dwelling-
house, adjoining land, offices, &c.

Mes- Tt'zo, n. [Sp.] The offspring of a Spaniard
or Creole and an American Indian.

MiJT, i. & p. From Meet.

ME-TAB'A-SiS, n. [Gr.J {Rhet.) A transition.

Me-tab'o-la, n. A change of time, air, or disease.

Met-a car'pal, a. Relating to the metacarpus.

M)5t-a-car'pus, n. The hand without fingers.

Me-tXch'ro-NISM, n. A date too late in time.

Mis'TA^E, 77. The measurement of coals; the
price of measuring.

MiJT-A-GRXM'MA-TiifM,7i. Transposition of letters.

MET'AL(met'alormet'tl)[inet'tl,S. fV.P.E. Wb.;
met'al, F. Ja. K. Sm. C. ; met'tnl, ./.], n. A firm,
heavy, and hard substance, shining, opaque, and
fusible by heat. The metals known to the an-

i, Ej I, 6, u, Y, long 1, E, t, 5, D, if, short ; A, E, I, p, y, y, obscure.— farb, far, fAst, all; iifciR, iiSlR,




cients were seven, viz. gold, silver, iron, copper,
mercury, lead, and tin.

Met-a-lep'sis, n. {Rhet.) A taking one thing
instead of another; continuation of a trope.

Met-a-LEP'TIC, a. Relating to metalepsis.

Met-a LEP'Tl-CAL-LY, ad. By transposition.

Me-tXl'lic, a. Relating to, or containing, metal.

Met-al-Lif'er-OUS, a. Producing metals.

Met'al-LINE [met'al-lin, fV. J. C. fVb. ; niet'al-
lin,£. i''. ; me-tal'lin, S. jJWt ; me-tal'lln wriiiet'-
?l-lln, Ja. K.], a. Impregnated with metal ; con-
sisting of metal; metallic.

Met'al-list, n. A worker in metals.

Met'al-lize, v. a. To give metallic qualities to
a substance.

Met-al-l6g'RA-PHY, n. A description of metals.

Met'al-loId, n. A non-metallic inflammable
body, as sulphur : — a metallic base of a fixed alkali.

MET-AL-LiJR'c^ic, a. Relating to metallurgy.

*iVI£T'AL-LUR-9^lsT, n. A worker in metals.

*Met'al-lur-(^y [luet'^l-lur-je, IV. P. E f. K.
Sm. Ash, JVares, fVb. ; me-tal'lur-je, J. Ja. C. i
met-al-lur'je, S.],n. The art of working metals.

Met-a-MOR'PH1C, a. Changeable ; varying.

Meta-Mor'phose, v. a. To change the form of.

MfiT-A-MOR'PHp-SER, n. A changer of forms.

Met-a-mor'pho-sis, ?!. [Gr.] Pi. met-a-mor' •
PHO-SE§. Change of form ; transformation.

Met'a PliOR, !i. (Rhet.) A comparison or a simile
comprised in a word ; a figure of speech by which
a word is transferred from a subject to which it
properly oelongs, to another, in such a manner
that a comparison is implied, though not fonnally
expressed : — as, " tlie silver moon " is a meta-
phor ; " moon bright as silver," a comparison.

Met-a-ph6r'ic, I a. Partaking of metaphor ;

Met-a-ph6r'i-cal, j not literal ; figurative.

Met A-FHOR'i-CAL LY, ad. Figuratively.

Met'a-phor-Jst or Me-tXph'o-rist [me-taf'o-
rist, Todd i met'£i-for-ist, .fir. TVb. ; met'tifor ist,
Sm. R. C], n. A maker of metaphors.

Met'a-piira§e, n. A mere verbal translation.

Met'a-phpXst, 7u A maker of a metaphrase ; a
verbal or literal translator ; an interpreter.

Met-a-PHRaS'TIC, a. Literal in interpretation.

Met A-PHY^'lC, )a. Versed in metaphysics;

Met-a-phv^'j cal, \ relating to metaphysics.

MET-A-PIlY§'i-CAL LY, ad. In a metaphysical

Met-a PIIY-§T"CIAN (meta-fe-zish'em), n. One
versed m metaphysics.

Met A-piiY^'ics, n. pi. The science which re-
gards the ultimate groiinds of being, as distin-
guished from Its phenomenal modificaticms : — a
science which embraces all those inquiries which
are conversant about objects other than physical
or sensible ; ontology: — the philosophy of mind
as distinguished from that of matter; intellectual
philosophy ; psychology.

Met'A-plX^M, re. A transposition of letters.

M5 tXs'ta-sis, n. [Gr.] PL me-tSs'ta-se§.
(Med.) The removal of the seat of a disease : —

M£t-a-tar'sal, a. Belonging to the metatarsus.

Met-a TAR'sys, 71. {Anat.) The middle of the foot.

Me tXtu'E-sis, n. A transposition of letters, &c.

Mete,?), a. To measure ; to reduce to measure.

Mete, n. A measure ; a limit; abound.

Me temp-sv-jcho'sis, n. [Gr.] The transmi-
gration of tlie soul from one body to anotlier.

Me'TE-qr [mS'te-ur, P. J.Ja. Sm. C. ; me'tyiir, S.
jE. i*". ; me'teurwrme'che ur, fV.],n. Any natural
phenomenon in the atmosphere or clouds: — a
luminous, transient body floating in the atmos-
phere; a fire-ball ; a meteoric stone ; aerolite.

Me-te-6r'jc, a. Relating to meteors or aerolites.

Me'te-(?-r7tEj«. A meteoric stone ; meteorolite.

Me-te-6r'P-lite [me-te-or'9-llt, Sm. ; me'te-9-
r9-lit, K. fVb.], n. A meteoric stone ; aerolite.

Me-te-or-p-lo^'ic, ( a. Relating to meteo-

ME-TE-oR-p-LOf/'i-CAL, j rology.

Me-te-p-rol'o-^ist, n. A man skilled in me

Me-te-p-r6l'p-9^y, 71. The science of meteors ;
the science of the atmosphere and its various phe-
nomena, particularly the state of the weather.

Me-te-or'p-scope, re. An astronomical instru-

Met'er, 7i. A measurer ; as, a coal meter, [meiit.

Mete WAND (met'wond), n. A measuring-staff.

Metheg'lin, (I. Drink made of honey and water.

Me thinks', v. impers. I think; it seems to me.

Meth'PD, 71. A regular order; disposition ; sys-
tem ; arrangement ; regularity ; a manner ; way.

Me-th6d'(C, ) a. Relating to method; hav-

Me thod'i cal, ( Ing method; exact; regular;
orderly ; formal.

Syn. Methodical in business ; exact in ac-
counts ; regular in conduct ; orderly proceeding ;
formal manner.

Me-tiiod'i cal-ly, ad. According to method.

MfiT.l'PD-i^M, 71. The principles of Methodists.

Meth'pd-ist, re. One of a denomination of Chris-
tians, who date their rise from 1729.

Metii-pd-ist'ic, / a. Relating to the Meth-

Metii od-ist'i-cal, \ odists.

Metii'od IZE, !). a. To reduce to method ; to reg-
ulate i to dispose in order.

Meth'ou-iz ER, re. One who methodizes.

Me-thou&iit' (me-thawt'), i. TtomMethinks. I
thought , it appeared to me.

ME-T6N'!C,a. Relating to Melon, an Athenian: —
noting a cycle of 19 years.

Met-p-nvm'i-cal, a. Put for something else.

Met-p-nvm'i-cal-ly, ad. By metonymy.

Me TON'v'-MYor Met'p-nym-y [me-ton'e-me, P.
j. F. C. Rees, Ash; met'o-nlm-e, S. E. K. Sm.
JVares; me-ton'e-me ur met'o-nim-e, fV.Ja.\,n.
(Rhet.) A figure by which one word is put for
another ; as, gray hairs, for old age.

M£t'p-pe, re. A square space between triglyphs.

MET-p-Pos'cp-PlST, re. One versed in metopos-

Met-p-p6s'cp-PY, re. The study of physiognomy.

Me'tre (me'ter), re. The subdivision of a verse ;
the measured arrangement of words in verse ;
verse ; measure ; numbers.

Met'ri-cal, a. Pertaining to metre or numbers.

Me-tr6p'P-lis, re. The chief city of a country.

*Met-ro-p6l'i TAN [met-ro-pSl'e-tan, fV. J. F.
Ja. R. C. fVb.i ine-tro pol'e-tan, S. P. K. Sm.],
n. A bishop who presides over other bishops of a
province ; an archbishop.

*Met-rp-p6l'i-tan, a. Belonging to a metropolis.

*Met-rp-p6l'i-tic, )a. Belonging to a me-

*MET-Rp-Pp-LiT'i-CAL, j tropolis ; chief.

Met'tle (met'tl), ?!. Temperament easily ex-
cited ; spirit ; sprightliness ; courage.

Met'tled Anet'tld), a. Courageous ; full of ardor

MfiT'TLE-soME (met'tl-sQin), a. Lively ; brisk.

Met'tle-some-ly (met'tl-siim-le), ad. With
spirit ; briskly.

Me'um St iu'um, [L.] (Law.) Mine and thine.

Mew^ (mQ), re. A cage; an enclosure: — a sea-
fowl. — PI. Buildings for horses and carriages.

Mew (mu), v. a. To shut up : to confine : — to shed.

Mew (inu), v. re. To moult : — to cry as a cat.

Mewl (mill), v. n. To cry or squall as a child.

Mewl'er (inul'er), re. One who squalls or mewls.

Me-ze'ris-pn,™. (Bot.) A species of spurge-laiireJ.

Mez'zo ki-LiE'ro (met'zo-re-le'v6), re. [It.J
Middle relief, or demi-relief.

MEz'Zp-TlNT, n. Same as meizotinto.

MEz-zp-TlN'TO (met-Z(?-tin'to or mez-zo-tin'to)
[met-so-tin'to, S. IV. P. J. F. , met-zp-tln'to, ./a.
Sm. C. ; mez-o tin'to, E. K. Wb.], n. A kind ol'
engraving on copper.

Mi'XsM [mi'azm, S. W. K. Sm. Wb. ; me'azm,
Ja.j, re. Noxious exhalations or effluvia.

MT-Ai:'jilA,n.;pl.MJ-A9'MATA. [Gr.] Noxious
effluvia or exhalation ; miasm.

Mi-X§'MAL, a. Relating to miasma ; miasmatic.

MI-a^-mXt'IC, a. Noxious ; infectious ; tainted.

>CiEN,SlR; m6vE, NOR, SON; BOLL, BIJR, rCle.— 9, f/, ^,soft! E , G , ^,^, hard i § a« z ; 3f OS gz : THIS.




MT'CA, 71. A shining mineral substance.

Ml-CA'CEOUS (ml-ka'shus), a. Relating to mica.

IVflCE, n. ; pi. o{ Mouse.

MTjBh'ael-mas (mik'el-mas), n. The feast of the
archangel Michael, tlie 29th of September.

■fMlCH'ER [mich'er, S. P. Sm. ; inl'cher, W.], n.
A thief; a skulker ; a lazy loiterer.

Mic'KLE (mik'kl), a. Much ; great. [Scotland.]

Mi'cRQ-cosM [ml'kro-kbzm, S. JV. P. J. E. F. Ja.
K. Sm. R.), n. A little world : — man considered
as an epitome of the macrocosm, or the great world.

>n-CRp-c6s'M!-CAL, a. Relating to a microcosm.

Mi-CROG'RA-PHY [mi-krbg'ra-fe, W. P.J. F. ./a.
Sm. ; mi'kro-graf-e, S. K.], n. A description of
very minute objects.

Mi-CROM'E-TER, 71. An instrument contrived to
nieasure small spaces or distances.

Mi'cRO-scoPE [mi'kro-skop, S. fV. P. J. E. F. .Ta.
K. Sm. R. i niik'ro-skop, jish], n. An optical
instrument for viewing the smallest objects.

Mi-CRO-scop'lc, la. Relating to a microscope ;

WrcRO-scop'i-CAL, i very minute.

MiD, a. ftliddle ; equally between two extremes :
— used in composition ; as, mid-Aay.

MfD'DAY (nud'da), a. Meridional ; being at noon.

MId'day (mld'da), ?(. Noon ; meridian.

MTd'dle (nud'dl), «■ Equally distant from the
two extremes; intermediate; central. — Middle
ages, a period comprising about 700 or 1,000 years,
from the 5th or the 8th century to tlie 15th century
of the Christian era.

Mid'dle, n. The part equidistant from two ex-
tremes ; tlie centre ; the midst.

Mid'dle-A(^ed (mid'dl-ajd)i a. Placed, or being,
about the middle of life.

MTd'dle-man, 7*. A man who has the charge of
selling goods or of renting lands.

Mid'dle-most, a. Being in the middle.

MTd'dling, a. Of middle rank ; moderate.

MYd'dling-ly, ad. Passably ; indifferently.

MTdge (midj), 71. An insect ; a gnat.

MTd'land, a. Surrounded by land ; interior.

Mid'leg, 71. The middle of the leg.

MiD'LENT, n. The middle of Lent.

MId'night (mid'nit), 71. Twelve o'clock at night.

MTd'night, a. Being in tlie middle of the night.

MTd'r'ib, 71. The middle rib or vein of a leaf.

Wid'riff, 77. The diaphragm.

IVrfD'SHiP-MAN, n. A kind of naval cadet, or infe-
rior young officer, on board a ship of war.

Mid'ships, ari. (J\raut.) In the middle of a ship.

Midst, 71. The middle. — a. Middle.

Midst, prep. Poetically used for amidst.

MiD'STRiJAM, 71. The middle of the stream.

Mid'sum-mer, 77. The summer solstice, June 21.

MTd'way, 71. The middle of the way.

Mid'way, a. Being in the middle.

MTd'way, ad. In the middle of the passage.

Mid'vi'ife, 77. A woman who assists women in

MlD'wiFE-RY [mid'jf-re, S. fV. P. J. E. F. Ja. :
mid'wif-re, K. Sm. ; mid'wif-re, TVb.], n. The
art of assisting women in childbirth.

MTd'win-ter, 71. The winter solstice, Dec. 21-23.

Mien (men), 71. Air , look ; manner ; aspect.

Miff, ?i. A slight resentment. [Colloquial.]

MTff, v. a. To give a slight offence.

Might (mlt), i. From May. Could ; had power.

Might (mlt), n. Power ; "strength ; force.

Might'1-ly (mi'te-le), ad. Powerfully ; strongly.

MTght'i-ness (mi'te-nes), 77. Power; greatness.

Might'y (mi'te), a. Strong ; powerful ; great.

MTgN'O-NETTe' (min-yo-net'), n. [mignonnette,
Fr.] A fragrant, annual flower.

Mi'grate, v. 77. To remove to another country.

MI-GRa'tiqtj, 77. Change of residence ; removal.

MTgra-tq-ry, a. Changing residence.

MTlch, a. Giving milk ; as, " a ?7i77cA cow."

Mild, a. Kind ; tender ; soft ; gentle ; not acrid.

MtL'DEW (mil'du),7i. A disease in plants.

MIl'dew (mil'du), V. a. To taint with mildew.

MTld'LY, ad. In a mild manner; gently.
Mild'ness, 71. Gentleness; clemency i mercy.

S;/7i. — Mildness and gentleness are opposed to

harshness ; clemency and lenity, to severity ; mercu

to cruelty.
Mile, 77. A measure of distance ; 320 rods.
MlLE'A<^E, 77. Fees for travel by the mile.
MiLE'-STOXE, 77. A stone set to mark tlie miles.
MiL'FCJiL, 71. A plant ; the yarrow.
MIl-i-a'ri-a, 71. Miliary or eruptive fever.
MiL'iA-RY (inTl'yEt-re), a. Small ; like millet seed.
MTl'i-tant, a. Fighting ; engaged in warfare.
MiL'i-TA-Rl LY, ad. Ill a soldierly manner.
MiL'lTA-RY, a. Relating to an army, or to arms,

or to war ; warlike ; martial; soldierly.
MiL'l-TA-RY, The soldiery ; the army.
MTl'1-tate, v. 71. To oppose ; to operate against.
Mi-li"tia (mil lish ya), 71. A body of citizens en-
rolled for military exercise.
Milk, 77. The liquor with which females feed their

young from the breast : — juice of plants.
MiLK, II. a. To draw milk by the hand ; to suck.
MiLK'EN (milk'kii), a. Consisting of milk.
MiLK'ER, 71. One that milks or gives milk.
MiLK'i NESS, 77. Resemblance of milk : — f-oftness.
Milk maid, n. A woman employed in the dairy.
Milk' man, n. A man who sells milk.
MlLK'PAlL, 71. A pail for receiving niiik.
.MiLK'p\N, 71. A vessel in which milk is kept.
.VliLK-PoRRiD^^E, ) 71. Food made by boiling milk
MlLK -PoT'TAqrE, ) with water and meal or flour.
MTlk'-score, 77. An account of milk received
MtLK'sop, 77. Bread steeped in milk: — a soft,

mild, simple, effeminate man.
MiLK'-TOOTH, 77. The first fore tooth of a foal.
MiLK'wEED, 71. A plant of several varieties.
MlLK'-WHiTE, a. White as milk.
Milk'y, a. Made of, or like, milk ; soft ; gentle.
Mi'lk'y-Way (milk'e-wa), 71. The galaxy.
Mill, 71. An engine for grinding corn, &c.
Mill, v. a. To grind ; to comminute ; to stamp.
Mill'-cog, n. The tooth of a mill wheel.
MTll'-dXm, 71. A dam to flow water for a mill
Mil-le-na'ri-an, 77. A believer in the millennium.
Mil'le na-ry, 71. The space of 1000 years.
iVriL'LE-NA-RY, a. Consisting of a thousand.
Mil-LEN'ni-al, a. Pertaining to the millennium.
MlL-LEN'Ni AL 1ST, 71. A milleiiariaii ; a cinliast.
MJL-LEN'Ni-UM, 77. [L.] A thousand years : — a

thousand years of Christ's reign on earth.
Mil'le-pEd, 77. An animal of a thousand, or of

many, feet ; a wood-louse ; the palmer worm.
Mi'l'le-pore, 71. A sort of coral or litliophyte.
MTl'le-pq-rIte, 71. A fossil millepore.
MTl'ler, 71. One who attends a mill.
Mie'ler's-ThDmb (mil'lerz-thum), 71. A small

Mil-les'i-mal, a. Thousandth.
MiL'LET,7i. A plant and grain : — a kind offish,
MiLL'-HORSE, 71. A horse that turns a null,
MiL'Li- a-ry, a. Relating to, or denoting, a mile.
MiL'l.i-NER, 77. One who makes and sells head-
dresses, caps, &c. for women.
Mil'li NER-Y, 71. The work or wares of milliner^..
MTl-li-nISt', 71. A sort of coarse, thin muslin.
Mie'lion (mil'yun), 71. Ten hundred thousand,
M'il'liona-ry, a. Consisting of millions.
MrzLTONNA IRE (miUynn'dr'), n. [Fr.] A man

possessed of property of the value of one or more

MYl'liqnth (mil'yunth), a. Ordinal of a million.
Mill'pond, 71. A pond dammed up for a mill.
Mill'race, 71. A current of water to drive a

M'ihL.'REA_or IVTill'ree, 71. A Portuguese coin.
MiLL'-STONE,7i. A stone by which corn is ground.
Mill'-tooth, 77. A grinder; a double tooth.
Milt, 77. The sperm of the male fish ; the spleen.
M'lLT, 71. a. To impregnate the roe of the female
MiLT'ER, 71. The male of any fish.

A, E,T, o,v,Y,long; X, E,T, 0, tj, ¥, sAort ; A, E,l, (?, v, \, obscure. — fAre, FAR, fXst, Xll; HfilR, her;




irfLT'WORT (-wiirt), n. A plant ; spleenwort.

M'l'L.'viNE, 71. A raptorial bird ; the kite.

Mime, n. A mimic ; a butToon : — a farce.

Ml-MisT'ic or JVIl-MET'i-cAL, a. Imitative ; apish.

Mim'ic, V, a. [i. MIMICKED ; pp. mimicking, mim-
icked.] To imitate for sport ; to ape.

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