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*ob'du-rate or Ob-du'rate [oh-du'rat, S. P. J.
E.K.; ob'ju-rat' or ob-du'rat, W. ; ob'du-rat or
pb-du'rat, F. ; ob-du'rat, Ja. ; ob'du-rjt, Sm. C.
W b. Bailey, Eniick, Rees] , a. Hard of heart ; ob-
stinate ; impenitent ; stubborn ; harsh.

*6b'du-RATE-ly, ad. In an obdurate manner.

*6b'du-rate-nEss, n. Stubbornness; obduracy.

fOB-DU-RA'TiON, u. Hardness ; stubbornness.

*0-BE'DI-iLNCE [o-be'de-ens, P. J. Ja. Sm. : o-bS'-
dyens, S. E. F. K. ; o-'be'je-ens, fV.], n. Act of
obeying ; submission to authority.

Syn. — Obedience is proper submission to author-
ity ; obsequiousness, servile submission or compli-
ance. — Passive obedience is unqualified obedience
to authority or government, however arbitrary or

*0-be'di-ent, a. Submissive to authority ; com-
pliant with command ; dutiful ; obsequious.

Syn. — An obedient servant, submissive to au-
thority ; a.n obedientor dutiful child; 0.11 obsequious

*0-BE-Dl-fiN'TlAL, a. Relating to obedience. [R.]

*6-BE'Di-ENT-LY, ad. With obedience.

O-BEI'SANCE (o-ba'sans or o-be'sans) [o-ba'sans,

* fV. J. F. Ja. K. Sm. C; o-be'sans, S. P. E. Wb.],
n. A bow ; a courtesy ; an act of reverence.

OB-E-L,is'cAL, a. Having the form of an obelisk.

ob'e-lisk, n. A slender stone pyramid ; a mono-
lithic column : — a mark for reference, thus, [f]

O-BESE'NESS or O-BES'l-TY, n. Morbid fatuess.

O-BEY' (o-ba'), V. a. To yield obedience to ; to

' submit to ; to comply with.

0-BEY'ER_(g-ba'er), n. One who obeys.

Ob-fijs'cate, ?;. a. To darken ; to cloud. [iJ.]

6b-fus-ca'tion, n. The act of darkening.

O'BIT or OB'IT [6'bit, fV. P. E. K. Sm. ; ob'it, S.
C. F. JVb.],n. Decease: — a funeral solemnity
or service. — Post obit, after death.

O-BtT'u-AL, a. Relating to deaths ; obituary.

6-BIT' U-A-RY, a. Relating to deaths or funerals.
'O-BiT'ii-A-R-Vi «. A register or list of the dead ;

' necrology : — a notice of one dead.

ob'ject, n. That about which one is employed ;
design : end ; aim ; ultimate purpose.

Syn.— Object and subject are sometimes used
indiscriminately ; but incorrectly. We notice an
object, and reflect on a subject. Objects are sen-
sible ; subjects, intellectual.

Ob-ject', v. n. & a. To oppose ; to urge against.
Syn. — Object to what is distasteful or incon-
venient ; oppose what is bad or wrong.

Ob-jec'tion, n. An adverse argument or reason ;
fault found ; opposition ; hesitation ; doubt.

OB-ji3C'TioN-A-BLE, a. Liable to objection.

Ob-jec'tive, a. Relating to the oftjecJ of thought,

' opposed to subjective, which relates to the thinker,
or conscious subject. — Objective certainty is when
the proposition is true in itself ; subjectioe, when
we are certain of its truth ; or objective certainty
is certainty in outward things, or physical cer-
tainty ; subjective certainty is certainty perceived
by the mind, or metaphysical certainty. — ( Oram.)
Noting the case of a noun or pronoun which fol-
lows the verb active or preposition.

Ob-jec'tive-ly, ad. In the manner of an object.

6B-jEC'TivE-Nfiss, n. State of being objective.

6b-jec-TIV'i-t Y, n. State of being objective.

Ob-jEct'qr, 71. One who ofTers objections.

Ob-jur'gate, v. d. To chide ; to reprove.

6b-jur-Ga'tion, 71. A reproof; reprehension.

Ob-JUR'GA-tq-RY, a. Reprehensive ; chiding.

ttB-LATE'i o. Flattened or depressed at the poles.

Ob-La'tion, n. An offering ; a sacrifice.

ob'li-gate, v. a. To bind by contract or duty ; tt
oblige. [A word much used, yet dixputed.]

6b-li-ga'tiqn, n. That which binds; the binding
power of an oath, vow, or duty ; a contract ; dutf.

OB-Ll-a'A' TO, a. [It.] See Obbugato.

ob'li-ga-tq-ry [6b'le-ga-tur-e, W. J. F. Ja. ; ob'>
le-ga-tur'e, S. E. ; bb'le-gat-o-re, K. Sm. j o. In J
posing an obligation ; binding,

*0-BLlij^E' [o-blij' or 9-bl5j', S. JV. P. F. ■ o-blij'-
'ja. K. Sm. R. Wb. ; o-blSj', J. E.], v. a. To im
pose obligation on ; to bind; to compel ; to gratify

0-bli(^ed' (o-blijd'), p. a. Bound m gratitude;
compelled ; forced ; indebted.

ob-li-gee', n. The person to whom another
called the obligor, is bound by a contract.

*0-BiAq'ER,n. One who obliges.

*6-bli9'ing, p. a. Civil ; friendly ; engaging.

*6-BLl<^'lNG-LY, ad. In an obliging manner.

*6-BLi(;i'lNG-NESS, n. Civility ; complaisance.

ob-li-gor', 71. (Law.) One who binds himself f
another. See Obligee.

*Ob-lTque' or Ob-LIQUE' [ob-lek', J. E. Ja. Sm.
'R. ; ob-lik', S. fV. F. C. Wb. ; ob-lSk' or pb-llk',
P.], a. Not direct; not perpendicular; not par-
allel ; indirect. — {Oram.) Applied to any case in
nouns except the nominative.

*OB-LiQUE'LY or Ob-I>ique'ly, ad. Not directly.

*Ob-lique'ness or Ob-lique'ness, n. State
of being oblique ; obliquity.

Ob-ljq'ui-ty (ob-lik'we-te), n. State of being ob-
lique : — deviation from rectitude : — irregularity.

Ob-li't'er-ate, v. a. To efface ; to rub out.

6b-lit-er-a'tipn, 71. EfTacement ; extinction.

6b-lTv'!-PN,7i. Forgetfulness : — amnesty; pardon,

OB-Liv'j-OiJS, a. Causing forgetfulness ; forgetful.

OB'LONG, a. Longer than broad ; extended.

ob'long-NESS, n. The state of being oblong.

ob'lo-quy, 7s. Censorious speech; blame; slan-
der: reproach; abuse; disgrace.

5b-mu-tes'cence, 11. Silence ; loss of speech.

Ob-n6x'ious (ob-nok'shus), a. Subject; liable to

' punishment ; exposed : — unpopular ; odious.

Syn. — Obnoxious or liable to punishment ; sub-
ject to death : — a man by unpopular or offensive
conduct or manners renders himself obnoxious or
odious to the people.

Ob-n6x'io(js-ly (ob-nok'shus-le), ad. Liably.

(!)B-Nox'ioys-NESS (ob-nok'shus-nes), n. State

' of being obnoxious ; liableness.

o'BO-E,n. [It.] A musical instrument ; hautboy.

OB'OLE, 71. [obolus, L.] Ten or twelve grains.

Qb' o-Lus,n. ; pi. Ob' o-Ll. [L.] An obole : — a
Greek coin equal to about two cents.

6b-6'vate, a. Having the shape of an egg.

Ob-rep'Tiqn, n. The act of creeping secretly.

oB-REP-TfTlous (ob-rep-tish'us), a. Creeping
in privately ; done secretly.

OB-sci3NE', a. Offensive to chastity ; indelicate ;

' lewd; immodest; offensive; disgusting.

OB-sci3NE'LY, ad. In an obscene manner.

6b-scene'ness, ; 74. duality of being obscene )

Ob-scisn'J-ty, ) impurity ; lewdness.

ob-scu-ra'tion, n. Act of darkening ; darkness.

Ob-sc6re', a. Dark; gloomy: — abstruse; indis-

' tinct : — little known ; unknown.

Ob-scCre'. v. a. To darken ; to make obscure.

6b-scure'ly, ad. In an obscure manner ; darkly.

Ob-scure'ness, ) n. State of being obscure ; dark-

6b-scu'ri-ty, ) ness ; privacy.

6b-se-cra'tion, 71. An entreaty ; a supplication.

6b'se-qu!E§, n. pi. Funeral rites and solemnities.

OB-SE-'Qui-oKs, a. Compliant to excess; not re-
' sisting ; obedient ; meanly complying ; basely sub-
missive ; servile.

Ob-se'QTJI-ous-ly, ad. In an obsequious manner.

0B-SE'QUf-OUS-N£ss, 71. Servile compliance, sub-
mission, or obedience,

Ob-§erv'a-ble, a. That may be observed j wor-
thy of notice ; remarkable ; visible.

Ob-§erv'a-bly, a(^. In a manner worthy o note.

E, I, 5, u, Y, long; X, fi, I, 6, C, "i, short ; A, E, I, p, V, V, o&scure.— fAre. far. fAst, All; heir her;




Pb-^zrv'ANCE, n. Act ol observing ; respect ;
reverence : — a rite ; ceremony .- — attention ; o,b-
servatioru [served.

bB-^ER-VAN' DA n. pi. [L.] Things to be ob-

Ob-serv'ant, a. Adhering to in practice ; mind-

' fid ; attentive ; watchful ; respectful.

6b-§er-va'tion, n. Act of observing ; notice ;
note ; remark .- — observance.

Syn. — Observations of astronomers ; observance
of Sunday.

OB'^ER-VA-TpR, n. An observer ; a remarker.

OB-SERV'A-TO-RV,n. A place built for astronomi-

' cal or physical observations.

Ob-§erve', v. a. To behold with attention; to

' regard attentively ; to watch ; to see ; to note ; to
attend to : — to obey : — to keep.

Ob-§erve', v. n. To be attentive ; to remark.

Ob-§erv'er, 71. One who observes ; a remarker.

Ob-^erv'ing, p. a. Watchful; attentive.

Ob-^erv'ing-ly, ad. Attentively ; carefully.

Cb-ses'SION (ob-sesh'un), n. Act of besieging.

<!)b-sid'i-a.n, n. A volcanic substance or mineral.

6b-sid'!-o-nal, a. Belonging to a siege.

oB-sp-LEs'cENCE, n. State of being obsolescent.

OB-sp-LES'cENT, a. Growing out of use.

*6b'SO-LETE [ob'sg-Iet, fV. J. E. F. Ja. K. Sm. ;
ob'so-let, S. P.], a. Gone out of use ; disused.

*6B'sp-LETE-NESS, n. The state of being out of use.

OB'STA-CLE, n. Something that opposes or hin-
ders ; a hinderance ; an obstruction ; an impediment.

Ob-stet'ric, a. Relating to obstetrics.

Ob-stet'ri-cate, v. a. &L n. To assist as a mid-
wife or accoucheur.

Ob-stet'rics, 7!. pZ. The art of midwifery.

6b'sti-NA-cy, n. Stubbornness ; contumacy

OB'STi-NATE, a. Stubborn; contumacious; per-
verse ; inflexible ; pertinacious.

6b'STI-NATE-LY, ad. Stubbornly ; inflexibly.

ob'sti-nate-ness, ?!. Stubbornness ; obstinacy.

OB-STI-PA'TION, 71. The act of stopping up.

Ob-striSp'er-Ous, a. Loud; clamorous; noisy.

Ob-strep'er-oijs-ly, arf. Loudly; clamorously.

OB-STRiiP'ER-OlJS-NEss, n. Clamor ; noise.

6b-stric'tion, 7i. Act of binding ; a bond.

6b-strOct', v. a. To block up ; to bar ; to hinder.

Ob-strijct'er, n. One who hinders or opposes.

^B-STRiJc'TlpN, n. Any thing that obstructs or
blocks up; an obstacle; an impediment; a hin-
derance ; an obstacle.

Ob-struc'tive, a. Causing obstruction.

6b-strOc'tive, n. An impediment ; an obstacle.

OB'STRU ENT, a. Hindering; blocking up.

ob'stru-ent, n. That which blocks up.

fOB-STU-PE-FAc'TipN, n. Stupefaction.

Ob-tain', v. a. To succeed in pursuit of; to get ;
to gain ; to acquire ; to procure.

Obtain', v. n. To get into use ; to prevail.

(!)b-tain'a-BL,e, a. That may be obtained.

Cb-tain'er, 71. One who obtains.

fOBTAlN'MENT, ?i. Act of obtaining. Milton.

Ob-tend', v. a. To oppose ; to continue against.

fOB-TiiN-E-BRA'TipN, 71. Darkness; cloudiness.

Ob-tisst', v. a. To beseech ; to supplicate.

OBTESTA'TipN, 7J. A supplication ; an entreaty.

Ob trOde', v. a. To thrust into ; to urge upon.

(!)B-TRtlD'ER, 77. One who obtrudes.

Cb-trDn'cate, v. a. To deprive of a limb ; to lop.

oB-TRUN-CA'TlpN, 71. The act of lopping off.

Ob TRfl'^ipN (ob-tru'zhun), 77. Act of obtruding.

Cb TRfl'sipN-isT, 77. One who obtrudes.

Cb-trC'sive, a. Inclined to obtrude ; intrusive.

Ob-trO'sive-ly, ad. In an obtrusive manner.

6B-TDND', V. a. To blunt , to dull ; to deaden,

6b Tfis-SN'sy-LAR, a. Having obtuse angles.

QbtOse', a. Not pointed; not acute: — dull;
stupid : — larger than a right angle. — Obtuse an-
gle, an angle containing more than 90 degrees.

Ob-tOse'LV, arf. Without a point ; stupidly.

6b-ti1se'NESS, 77.; diilness.

6b-tu'ijipn (ob-tu', 71. The act of dulling.

6b-Dm'brate, v. a. To shade ; to adumbrate

OB-UM-BKA'TIpN, 7!. The act of shading.

ob'verse, 71. The face of a coin or medal ; — Op.
posed to reverse.

Ob-verse', a. (Bat.) Having the narrower end
turned to the stork, as some leaves.

Ob-vert', v. a. To turn towards.

ob'vi-ate, v. a. To remove; to prevent.

ob'vi-oDs, a. Open ; plain ; evident; manifest.

6b'vi-Ous-ly, ad. Evidently; openly; plainly.

oB'vi-oiis-NESS, 77. State of being obvious.

OB'vp-LUTE, a. (Bot.) Rolled or turned in.

Oc-CA'5ipN (ok-ka'zhun), 77. An occurrence ; sea-
son ; opportunity : — need ; exigence ; necessity.

Syn. — An occasion is an eventful occurrence;
a propitious occurrence is an opportunity. We do
things as the occasion requires, or as opportunity

Oc-CA'sipN, V. a. To cause incidentally; to pro-
duce ;' to influence.

Oc-CA'§lpN-AL, a. Relating to the occasion ; pro-
duced by some occurrence ; incidental ; casual »

S7/77. — An occasional discourse ; incidental re-
mark ; casual occurrence ; accidental circum-

Oc-CA'§ipN-AL-LY, ad. Incidentally ; at times.

6c-CA'§ipN-ER, 77. One who causes or occasions.

6c-CA'S!VE, a. Falling or descending, as the sun.

6c-9E-CA'TipN, 77. Act of making blind. [R.]

oc'^i-DENT, 71. The place of the sun's setting.

6c-9I-den'tal, a. Western; — opposed to On-

Oc-CiP'l-TAL, a. Relating to the occiput.

oc'(Ji-prjT, 77. {Anut.) The hinder part of the head.

Oc-CLu'^ipN, 77. The act of shutting up.

Oc-cijlt', a. Secret ; hidden ; unknown.

oC-CUL-TA'TIpN, 77. Act of hiding. — {Astron,')
The obscuration of a star or planet by the interpo-
sition of another body, as the moon.

Oc-cOlt'ness, 77. State of being hid ; secretness.

oc'cy-PlN-cy, 77. Act of occupying ; possession.

oc'cij-pXnt, 77. He that takes or has possession.

6c-ciJ-PA'TipN, 77. Act of occupying ; possession:
— employment; calling; business; trade.

S%jn. — Regular occupation: constant employ-
ment; useful calling: important business, flour-
ishing trade; the trade of a carpenter.

6c'cy-Pl-ER, 77. One who occupies ; a possessor.

oc'cil-PY, V. a. To possess ; to keep ; to employ,

Oc-ciJR', «. 77. To come to the mind or memory :
■ — to appear : — to happen ; to take place.

Oc-ciJR'RENCE, n. Any thing that occurs or hap-
pens ; an incident ; accidental event ; occasion.

6'cEAN (o'shan), 77. The vast body of salt water
on the globe ; the main ; the great sea.

Syn. — The Atlantic ocean ; the Black sea ; the
Spanish main (i. e. part of the ocean). He crossed
the ocean ; he went to sea.

6'CEAN (o'shan), a. Pertaining to the great sen.

6-CE-AN'lc (o-she-an'jk), a. Relating 'o the ocean.

0-ci;L'LA-TED [o-sel'la-ted, S. fV. P. J. F.Ja. Sm.i
6'sel-la-ted, K. fVb.], a. Resembling the eye.

oeH'i-MY, n. A mixed, base metal. [tude

Och-loc'ra-cv, 77. Government by the multi-

oCH-lo-crAt'ic, a. Relating to an ochlocracy.

o'Bhre fo'ker), 77. A yellow powder of earth and
oxide of iron.

o'jeHRE-Otts (6'kre-us), a. Consisting of ochro.

o'jBHREY (o'kre), a. Partaking of ochre.

oc'ta-chord, 77. A musical instrument.

oc'ta-gon, 77. A figure of eiglit sides and angles,

Oc-tAg'p-nal, a. Having eight angles and sides,

6c-TA-Hii'DRAL, a. Having eight equal sides.

6c-TA-nii'DRpN, 77. A figure of eight equal sides,

Oc-tXn'gv-lar, a. Having eight angles.

oc'tant, ) K. The eighth part of a circle: — an

oc'TjLE, i aspect of two planets when they are
an eighth of a circle, or 45 degrees, distant from
each other.
oc'ta-teiIjCII (ok'ta-tuk), ti. A name of the firsi
eiglit books of the Old Testament.

MIEN, SIR J MOVE, NOR, s6n, bOll, BUR, rOle. — i;-, y, g, »u/t ; c, G,c,'^, hard ; jasz; -^asgA: THIS.




Bc'TAVE, n. The eighth day after a festival. —

{Mus.) An harmonious interval ; diapason.
5c'TAVE. a. Denoting einht.
Qc-ta'vo, 11. ; pi. qc-ta'vo§. A book formed by

folding the sheets into eight leaves each.
6c-ta'v5, a. Having eight leaves to a sheet.
Oc-ten'ni-al, a. Happening every eighth year.
6c-t6'ber, n. The tenth month of the year.
oc-to-Ed'ri-cal, a. Having eight sides.
6c-to-9^e-NA'RI-an, n. A person eighty years old.
Oc-to^^'e-na-ry or 6c'to-(^e-na-ry [ok-toj'e-
■ n?-re, fV. P. K. Sm. ; ok'tp-je-na-re, Ja. C. fVb.],

a. Of eighty years of age.
6c-to-He'dron, n. Same as octahedron,
6c-to-l6c'u-lar, a. (Bot.) Having eight cells.
oc'to-na-ry, a. Belonging to the number eight,
6c-TO-Pi3T'A-LOiJS, a. Having eight petals.
6c'Tp-POD, n. An insert having eight feet.
6c-TO-SPER'MOUS, a. Having eight seeds.
oc'TO-STYLE, n. A range of eight columns.
oc-TO-SYL-LAB'lc, a. Having pight syllables.
6c-TO SYL'LA-BLE, n. A worfl of eight syllables.
Octroi (Sk-trwa'), n. [Fr.] A duty levied on

the entrance of goods into French towns.
oc'TU-PLE, a. Eight-fold.
oc'u-LAR, a. Relating to, or knovv^n by, the eye.
oc'U-LAR-LY, ad. To the observation of the eye.
oc'y-LATE, a. Having eyes ; knowing by the eye
6c'u-Ll-FORM, a. Having the form of an eye.
oc'u-LlST, 71. One skilled in diseases of the eyes.
ODD, a. Uneven; not mated : — singular; strange.
Syii. — An odd glove ; an odd or uneven number ;

uneven ground ; an odd or singular person ; strange

6d'di-ty, n. Singularity : — an odd person.
odd'ly, ad. In an odd manner ; strangely.
odd'ness, n. State of being odd ; strangeness.
6dd§ (odz), n. sing. & pi. The excess of a thing ;

inequality : — debate ; dispute.
ODE, n. A poem ; a song ; a lyric poem.
o-de' on, n. The music theatre at ancient Athens.
0-DE'U3l,n. [L.] Same as OrfeoK.
*5'DIOUS (6'dyus or 6'de-us) [6'dyus, S. E. F. K. ;

o'de-us, P. J. Ja. C. ; o'de-iis or 6'je-us, IV. ;

o'de-iis or od'yus, Sm.], a. Hateful ; detestable ;

abominable .- — invidious ; offensive : — obnoxious.
•o'DIous-LY or 6'Dj-oDs-LY, ad. Hatefully.
*5'DiousNfiss or c'Di-cys-NESS, n. State of

being odious ; hatefulness.
*5'D! Dm or o'dium, n. Invidiousness ; hatred.
6'di-um the-Q4o^'i-cum, [L.] The hatred of po-
lemical divines.
0-d6m'e-ter, n. An instrument attached to a
' carriage-wheel for measuring distances.
6-DONTAL' fil-A,n. [Gr.] The toothache.
6-DpN-TAL'(;iIc, a. Pertaining to the toothache.
o-DON-TOL'p-fiY, 71. Anatomy ofthe.teeth.
6'DOR, 71. [L.J Scent ; fragrance ; perfume ; smell.
6'dor-ant, a. Odoriferous; fragrant.
d'DpR-ATE. a. Scented ; having a strong scent.
b-DpRiF'ER-Ous, a. Giving scent ; fragrant.
6-Dp-RiF'ER-ous-NESS, 71. Sweetness of ^ent.
b'DOE-LiJss, a. Destitute of odor. ^

6'DpR-ous, a. Having odor ; fragrant.
ffi-cp-NOM'iCS, 71. p^ See Economics.
CE-cy-MEN'i-CAL, a. General. See Ecumenical.
CE-de'MA (e-de'ma), 71. (Med.) A tumor.
CE i'l'iad (e-il'yad) [e-il'yadj fV. F. R. ; o-5'Iyad,

S. K. ; al'yad,"P. ; tl'y?d, Sm.], n. A glance ; a

wink of the eye.
O'ER (or), ad. Contracted from over.
CE-SOPH'A-Gijs (e-sof'a-gtis), n. The gullet.
OF (ov, 7V , prep. Noting the cause, source, or

origin ; proceeding from ; out of; from.
*Off (5f or auf. 21) [of, S. IV. P. E. F. Ja. Sm. ;

auf, J. K. Wb. J^Tares], ad. Noting separation or

distance : — often opposed to on.
*6ff, interj. Expressing abhorrence or separation.
*6ff, prep. Not on ; not far from ; as, ojf the coast.
*6ff, a. Most distant ; distant from.
of'fal, 71. Waste meat ; coarse flesh ; refuse.

Of-fEnce', n. Any thing that offends ; cause oC
anger : — crime : — injury : — anger ; displeasure.

tQF-FiJNCE'FUL, a. Injurious ; offensive. Shak.

OV-FiiNCE'LESS, a. Unoffending ; innocent.

Of-fend', v. a. To displease; to transgress.

Of-fend', v. n. To be criminal ; to cause anger.

dF-FiJND'ER, n. A criminal ; a transgressor.

Of-fijn'sive, a. Displeasing: — injurious: — agv
gressive ; making invasion ; not defensive.

Syn. — Offensive manner; displeasing appear-
ance ; injurious conduct ; — offensive war ; aggret.
sive measure.

Of-fen'sive-ly, ad. In an offensive manner.

(!)F-FEN'sivE-N£ss, 71. Mischief; cause of disgust.

of'fer, v. a. To present in words ; to present for
acceptance ; to propose : — to sacrifice.

of'fer, v. n. To be present ; to present itself.

of'fer, n. A proposal ; a price bid : — an endeavor.

of'fer-a-BLE, a. That may be offered.

of'fer-er, 7j. One who offers or sacrifices.

of'fer-ing. n. A sacrifice ; any thing ottered.

OF'FER-Tp-RY, n. A part of the Romish mass;
an offering : — a place where offerings are kept.

off'-hand, a. Unpremeditated ; sudden.

off'-hXnd, ad. At the moment ; directly.

of'fice, n. A public charge ; agency : — peculiar
use : — business : — a place of business ; a room.

of'fi-cer, n. A man in office ; a commander.

6f'F1-cer, v. a. To furnish with officers.

of'fi-cered (of'fe-serd), a. Commanded.

Of-fi"cial (of-fish'al), a. Depending on or de-
rived from the proper office or authority: — done
by virtue of office : — conducive.

Of-fi"cial (gf-fish'al),7i. An ecclesiastical judge;
an archdeacon's deputy : — any inferior officer.

Of Fi"ciAL-LY (of-fish'al-e), ad. By authority.

tOF-Fi"ciAL-TY (offish'al-te), n. Post of an offi-
cial : — an ecclesiastical court.

OF-Fi"ci-ATE (of-fish'e-at), v. n. To discharge
an office ; to perform an office for another.

OF Fl-ci'NAL or Of-fj9'i-nal [of-fe-si'nal, J. F.
Ju.'Sm. R. ; of-fis'e-nail, P. E. K. Wb.], a. Used
in, or relating to, shops.

OF-Ft"cioys (of-fish', a. Busy; forward; ac-
tive ; meddling ; obtrusive.

OF-Fi"cious-LY (of-fish'us-le), ad. In an offi-
cious manner ; busily.

OF-Fi"ciOVS-NESS (of-Ptsh'us-nes), n. Quality of
being officious ; forwardness.

OFF'ING, 7!. {JVaut.) Deep water at a distance
from the sea-shore, where a pilot is not needed.

off'scour-ing, n. Rejected matter ; refuse.

off'scOm, 11. Refuse ; offscouring.

OFF'SET, n. A sprout ; a shoot of a plant : — a sum
set off against another ; an equivalent ; a set-
off: — a perpendicular line let fall from a station-
ary line : — a staff or rod i.>3ed in surveying.

off'set, v. a. To cancel by an equivalent.

OFF'SHOOT, 7t An offset ; a shoot ; a branch.

OFF'-siDE, n. The right-hand side.

oFF'sPRiNG, n. Progeny; a child ; children.

fOF-FUS'cATE, V. a. To darken. See Obfuscate.

Oft foft or aiift, 21) [oft, fV. P. E. F. Ja. Sm. ; auft,
S.y. K. J^ares], ad. Often ; frequently.

*oFT'EN (of'fn or aw'fn) [bf'fn, S. W. P. E. Ja.
Sm. ; aw'fii, J. K. Kares], ad. Oft ; frequently j
not seldom ; many times. ,.■-»-

*6FT'EN-Nfiss (of'fn-nes), 71. Frequency.

*6FT'EN-TiME§ (of'fn-tlmz), ad. Frequently ;

*6FT'TiME§ (oft'timz), ad. Frequently ; often.

0-(^ee', 7!. A sort of moulding in architecture.

0-(;>iVE', 11. {Arch.) A diagonal arch in Gothic

_' masonry ; a rib in a Gothic vault.

o'GLE (o'gl), V. a. To view %vith side glances.

6'GLE (o'gl), n. A side glance ; a look of fondnesa

6'gler, 7!. One who ogles ; a sly gazer.

6'GLi-o (o'le-o), 7(. [It.j A medley. See Olio.

6'gre (6'gur), 71. An imaginary monster of the

o'gress, 71. A female ogre. [East.

0', n. (Her.) A cannon-ball.

i, E, I, 5, 0, Y, long ; X, E, T, 6, D, Y, short ; A, E, T, p, y, y, obscure.— fA.R'E, F'Ar, fAsT, all ; HfilR, HER:




OH (5), interj. Denoting pain, sorrow, or surprise.

OIL, n. The juice of olives : — an unctuous matter
expressed or obtained eitlier from animal or vege-
table substances. — Oil of vitriol, tiie old and com-

_ mon name ol' sulphuric acid.

OIL, V. a. To smear or lubricate with oil.

otL'-BiG, n. A bag or cyst containing oil.

blL'-CAKE, n. The substance that remains after
the oil has been expressed, as from flax-seed.

6il'-cl6th, n. A cloth having a coat of oil-paint.

6il'-col-or (bil'kiil-ur), n. Color made by grind-
ing coloring substances in oil.

oI^'ER, n. One who oils : — an oilman.

oiL'-Gls, n. An inflammable gas obtained from oil.

oTl'i-ness, n. Unctuousness ; greasiness.

OIL'man, n. One who trades in oils.

oIl'y, a. Containing oH ; greasy ; oleaginous.

OINT, V, a. To smear with ointment ; to anoint.

OINT'MENT, n. An unguent ; an unctuous matter.

6'kra, n. A i)Iant the mucilaginous pods of which
are used in gumbo soup : — written also ochra and

OLD, a. [comp. OLDER or elder ; superl. oldest or
ELDEST.] Not young ; not new or fresh ; ancient.
— Of old, long ago ; from ancient times

Syn. — Old is opposed to new or young ; ancient
to modern. An old house ; an old man ; an ancient
family ; ancient history ; an antique gem.

OLd'EN (ol'dn), a. Old ; ancient. Stiak.

OLD-FASH'iONED(old-fash'und), a. Out of fashion.

Old'ness, n. Age ; antiquity ; not newness.

O-LE-Ai^'l-NOOs (o-le ad'je-niis), a. Oily; unc-

0-LE-X(^'l-NOi;s-NESS, n. Oiliness. [olive.

6-LE-AS'TER, n. The wHd olive ; a species of

O-LEF'I-ant or o'lE-fi-ant [o-lef'e-ant, C.
Brande ; o'le-fi-ant, Sm. ; o-le-fi'^int, Wb.], a.
{Chem.) Noting a species of gas.

6-le-6m'e-ter, n. An instrument used in deter-
mining the purity and weight of oil.

Ol-fac'to-ry, a. Having the sense of smelling.

0-lib'a-nDm, n. A sweet-scented gum-resin."

ol'i-gaRjGH, n. A magistrate in an oligarchy.,

ol'i-gar-jBHAL, ) a. Relating to an oligarchy ;

OL-i-GAR'jEHi-CAL, ( aristocratic.

dL'i-GAR-eHY, n. A government ip the hands of
a few persons : aristocracy. '^

O'li-O (o'le-o or ol'yo),[6'le-o, W. P. J. Ja. Sm. ;
o'iyo, S. E. F. R.], n. A mixture ; a medley.

6l'i-tq-rv, a. Belonging to a kitchen garden.

OL-i-vA'CEOUS (ol-e-va'shus), a. Relating to
olives or the olive-tree.

OL'IVE, n. A plant, or tree, producing oil : — the
fruit of the tree : — the emblem of peace.

6l'ive, a. Of the color of, or like, the olive.

ol'i-vine, n. {Mm.) An olive-colored mineral.

bL' LA-Po-DRi' DA, n. [Sp.] A dish composed
of various kinds of meats and vegetables boiled

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