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Q-LYM'Pi-AD, n. The space of four years, reckoned
from one celebration of the Olympic games to
another. — From the celebration of these games
the Greeks computed their time. ^

O-LYM'Pi-AN, a. Relating to Olympia ; Olyniijic.

^-l^m'pic, a. Relating to games in Greece.

OM'bre (oin'bur) [om'bur, fV. P. J. Ja. K. Sm.;
om'bur, S. ;'bur, E. ; om'bur, F. fVb.], n. A
game of cards played by three.

OM-BR6L'p-<^y, 71. A treatise on rain.

6m-br6m'e-ter, n. A rain-gauge ; a pluviameter.

i>-ME'eA [o-m5'g;i, S. W. P. J. E. F. Wb. jg-meg'a,
Ja. Sm.; o'me-ga, R. ; om'e-gj, C], m. The last
letter of the Greek alphabet. — Alplia and Omega,
the first and the last.

6me'let (om'let) [om'let, S. W. P.J. F.Ja. K. C. ;
om'e-let or om'let. Sin.], n. A fritter or sort of
pancake made of eggs.

6'men, n. A sign, good or bad ; a prognostic.

Syn. — OmeTis (of the heathens) of good or bad
events ; proirnostics of storms ; presage of victory.

o'mened (o'mend), a. Containing prognostics.

Q-MEN'TUM,n. [L.] {Anal.) The caul.

o'MER, n. A Hebrew measure. See Homer.

toM'i-NATE, v.n. & a. To foretoken ; to show

oM'i-NoDs, a. Containing omens ; indicative ; 1 «e
boding good or evil ; inauspicious.

OM'I-Noijs-LY, ad. With good or bad omens.

OM'I-Nous-NESS, n. duality of being ominous.

O-Mis'si-BLE, a. That may be omitted.

O-Mis'sipN (o-mish'un),7i. Aetof omitting; slight^
neglect ; a failure.

O-Mis'siVE, a. Leaving out; omitting.

O-mit', v. a. To leave out ; to pass uy ; to neglect

om'NI-BDs, n. [omnibus, L. for oH.] A large, COV'
ered, four-wheeled vehicle for passengers.

om-ni-fa'ri-oijs, a. Of all varieties or kinds.

Oivl-NiF'ER-bDs, a. Producing all things.

Om-nif'ic, a. All-creating.

om'nIt^grm, a. Having every shape or form.

OM-Ni9j']i-NOUs, a. Consisting of all kinds.

om'ni-gbaph, ?i. A pantograph.

6m-ni-par'!-ty, n. General equality. [thing.

oM-Ni-PER-ciP'l-ENCE, n. Perception of every

oM-Nl-PER-ciP'l-ENT, a. Perceiving every thing.

Om-nip'o-tence, ) n. Almighty power ; infinite

Om-nip'o-ten-cv, ) or unlimited power.

6m-nip'p-tent, a. Almighty ; all-powerful.

Civi-Nip'p-TENT, n. One of the appellations of God.

Om-nTp'p-TENT-LY, ad. Powerfully ; without limit.

oM-Nl-PRii^'ENCE, n. The quality of being pres-
ent in every place ; ubiquity.

om-ni-pre^'ent, a. Present in every place.

*Om-nI"science (om-nish'ens or om-nish'e-ens)
'[om-nish'ens, S. P. F. K. R. ; om-nish'e-ens, W.
J. Ja. Sm.], n. duality of knowing all things ;
boundless knowledge.

*Olvi-Ni"sciENT, (om-nish'ent), a. All-knowing.

om'nI'UI,!, n. [L.] The aggregate of portions of
ditferent stocks in the English public funds.

om'ni-um-Gath'er-ubi, 7i. A miscellaneous col-
lection ; a mixture. [Fidgar.]

OM-Niv'p-RoOs, a. Eating every thing.

0-m6g'ba-phy, n. Art of representing objects,
being a substitute for engraving and painting.

Om-phal'ic, a. Relating to the navel.

t'oM-PHA-LOP'Tic, n. A sort of optic glass.

ON, prep. Noting nearness of place or time ; not
oif ; near to ; above ; upon ; at ; near.

ON, ad. Forward ; onward ; in succession.

ON, interj. Expressing incitement ; proceed.

o'nan-i^m, n. Self-pollution ; masturbation.

Once (wuns), ad. One time ; formerly.

On-dit (on'de), n. [Fr.] A flying report ; arumor.

One (wun), a. & pron. Less than two ; one of
two ; any ; some one. — All one, all the same.

One (wiin), n. ; pi. ONES (wunz). A single per-
son or thing ; a unit: — concord.

One'-eyed (wiin'Id), a. Having only one eye.

O-NEi-RQ-CRiT'ic, 71. An interpreter of dreams.

6-NEi-Rp-citiT'i-CAL, a. Interpretative of dreams,

O-NEi-Rp-CRiT'ics, Interpretation of dreams

6-nei'rp-Man-cy, 71. Divination by dreams.

One'ness (wiin'nes), n. Unity ; singleness.

ON'ER-A-RV, a. Relating to burdens; onerous.

6n'er-60s, a. Burdensome; oppressive; heavy,

One-sid'ed (wun-sid'ed), a. Relating to, or hav-

^Jng only, one side ; partial.

,OT) 'ipN (iin'yun), n. A well-known garden plant.

w^'LY (on'le), a. Single ; one and no more.

on'ly, «(/. Simply; singly; merely; barely.

6n'p-mXn-cv, n. Divination by a name.

6n-p-mXn'ti-cal, a. Predicting by names.

oN-o-MAS' Tl-C(JN,n. [Gr.l A dictionaiy,

oN-g-MAT-o-POi' lA {-'pe'y^,, n. [L.] {Rhet.) A
figure by which the sound of the word corresponds
to the thing signified.

oN'siiT, n. An attack ; an assault ; a storm.

on'slaught (on'sia.wt), 7(. An attack ; storm.

6N-Tp-L6(,i'l-CAL, a. Relating to ontology.

ON-ToL'o-r^iST, n. One who is versed in ontology.

Cn-tol'p-hy, n. The doctrine nr science of ab.
' stract being or existence ; metaphysics

MlEN, SIR; MOVH NOR, SON,- BOLL, BUb, rOlE. — C , <? , S, AO/t ; E,G,C.%,hard; §asz; }f o-'igzi TUjS




6'NUS, n. ; pi. 6if'E-RA. [L.] A burden ; a load.

o'ntis prQ-ban' di. [h.] (Law.) The burden or labor
of proving any thing.

on'ward or 6n'ward§, ad. Forward ; farther.

on'ward, a. Advanced ; forward ; increased.

on'y-jEHA, re. The odoriferous snail ; the onyx.

O'nyx (6'niks), n. [L.] {Min.) A precious stone ;
a species of agate.

o'q-lite, n. (Min.) A carbonate of lime ; egg-

_ stone.

O-o-LiT'lc, a. Relating to oolite.

5-6li'p-9^Y, n. A treatise on eggs.

Ooze, n. Soft mud ; mire ; slirae ; soft flow.

Ooze, v. n. To flow by stealth ; to run gently.

Ooz'y (oz'e), a. Miry ; muddy ; slimy.

O-PAC'l-T Y, n. State of being opaque.

6-PA'cous, a. Dark ; not transparent ; opaque.

0-PA'coys-NESS, n. The state of being opaque.

0-pake', a. Dark ; not clear. See Opaq.ue.

6'PAL, re. {Mm.) A hard, brittle, and beautiful
stone, of changeable colors.

5-PAL-ES'cENCE, 11. A shinmg, like that of opal.

5-PAL-ES'CENT, a. Resembling opal in lustre.

o'PAL-tNE, a. Relating to, or like, opal.

o'PAL-iZE, V. a. To convert into opal ; to petrify.

Q-pXque' (o-pak'), a. Dark; not clear; imper
vious to light ; not transparent : — written also

O-paque'ness (o-pak'nes), n. Darkness.

OPE, V. a. & n. To open. [ Used in poetry.']

o'PEN (6'pn), V. a. To unclose: — to unlock: —
to explain ; to disclose ; to show : — to begin.

o'PEN (o'pn), V. re. To unclose itself; to begin.

o'PEN (o'pn), a. Unclosed; not shut: — evident;
plain ; clear : — candid ; frank ; ingenuous ; art-

_ less : — exposed , not defended.

o'PEN-ER (o'pn-er), n. One who opens.

O'PEN-EYED (o'pn-id), a. Vigilant; watchful.

o'pen-hand'ed (o'pn-hand'ed), a. Munificent.

O'PEN-HEART'ED (o'pn-hart'ed), a. Generous.

o'PEN-iNG (o'pn-ing), n. An aperture ; a breach.

o'PEN-LY (6'pn-le), ad. In an open manner.

o'PEN-MouTHF.i) (o'pn-mbuthd), a. Having the

_ mouth open : — greedy ; ravenous.

O'PEN-NESS (6'pn-nes), n. State of being open.

op'e-ra, re. [It.] A musical drama.

op-e-ram'E-ter, re. An apparatus, used in dress-
ing cloth, which registers the number of revolu-
tions made by the wheels.

6p'er-ate, v. re. To act ; to produce efiects.

6p-e-rXt'ic, a. Relating to an opera.

6p-er-a'tion, 71. Agency; influence; action.

6p'ER-A-TiVE, a. Active; vigorous-, efficacious.

op'ER-a-tTve, n. A mechanic ; an artisan.

6p'er-a-tor, n. One who operates or performs.

6p-e-r5se', a. Laborious ; full of labor ; tedious.

6p-e-rose^ness, re. The state of being operose.

Sph'i-cleide, n. A musical wind-instrument.

O-phid'i-an, re. A serpent.

6 phid'iod's ! "" ^^^^^^^S to serpents or snakes.

6ph-i-o-l,69^'i-cal,, a. Relating to ophiology

OPH-i-OL'o-qtiST, re. One versed in ophiology.

OPH-i-oL'p-^^Y, re. The science of serpents.

6ph'i-o-mXn-cy, m. Divination by serpents.

o'PHTTE,_re. (Min.) The serpent-stone ; serpentine.

O-phF TE$,n. [L.] The serpent-stone ; ophite.

*Oph-thal'MIC (op-thal'mik or of-thal'mik) [op-
thal'mik, W. P. J. Ja. Sm. ; of-tlial'mik, S. E. K.
R. C], a. Relating to ophthalmy or to the eye.

*6ph'thal,-iviy (op'lhal-me or of'thjil-me), re. A
disease of the eyes; an inflammation.

o'Pl-ATE, a. Causing sleep ; soporiferous ; narcotic.

o'pi-ATE, n. A medicine that causes sleep.

fO-PlNE', V. n. To think ; to be of opinion.

O'-pi'n'i-a-tIve (9-pin'ye-Ei-tiv), a. Stifle in opinion.

O-pin'ion (o-pin'yun), re. That which is thought ;
supposition ; judgment ; notion ; sentiment.

Syn. — Favorable opmiore ; reasonable supposi-
tion: correct judgment ; a singular notion; a fine

O-pI'n'iqn-ATE (o-pin'yun-9t)j ) a. Obstinate

O-PIN'iqn-at-ed (o-pin'yun-at-ed), ( In opinion.

O-PiN'ipN-A-TiVE (o-pin'yun-?-iiv), a. Stubborn

O-pin'ioned (g-pin'yund), a. Opinionated.

O-PiN'lON-iST, n. One fond of bis own notions.

6'pi-Dm, re. [L.] The inspissated or concrete juice

. of a species of poppy.

5p-o-DiiL'DOC, re. A plaster ; a liniment.

O-pos'suM, re. An American marsupial quadi'uped.

OP'Pl-DAN, re. An inhabitant of a town. — M Eton,
Eng., a student not on the foundation.

fOp-piG'NE-RATE, V. a. To pledge ; to pawn.

0"p-Po'NEN-CY, ?i. Act of opposing : — an exercise
for an academical degree.

Op-po'nent [op-po'nent, S. W. P. J. E. F. Ja. K.
Sm. TVb.], n. An antagonist; an adversary: —
correlative of defendant or respondent.

Op-po'nent, a. Opposite; adverse.

op-pqr-tune', a. Seasonable; convenient; fit.

op-PpR-TUNE'LV, ad. Seasonably ; conveniently.

OP-ppR-Tu'NiT V, re. A fit place, time, or occasion.

Op-po§e', v. a. To act or strive against; to hin-
der; to resist ; to withstand.

Op-po§e', v. re. To act adversely ; to object.

Op-po§ed' (op-pozd'), p. Resisted. — p.a. Being
agamst ; opposite.

Op-p6§'er, n. One who opposes ; an antagonist.

OP'Pp-^lTE, a. Placed in front ; facing each other ;
opposing ; adverse ; contrary.

OP'pp §|TE-LY, ad. In an opposite manner.

op'pp -§ITE-n£ss, re. The state of being opposite,

6P-Pp-§l"TipN (op-po-zish'un), iu Hostile resist-
ance ; contrariety ; diversify. — (Politics.) A party
that opposes the party in power.

6p-Pp-^T"TipN-TsT, re. One of the opposition;
one who opposes the administration.

Op-p6§'!-TiVE, a. Capable of opposition.

Op-press', *. a. To crush by hardship ; to subdue.

Op-pres'sion (op-presh'un),7i. Act of oppressing ;

' hardship , cruelty ; severity ; misery.

Op-pres'sive, a. Cruel; inhuman; severe.

Op-pres'sive-ey, ad. In an oppressive manner.

Op-pRess'pr, re,. One who oppresses or harasses.

Op-pr6'brj oDs, a. Reproaciiful ; scurrilous.

6p-pr6'bri-oDs-ly, arf. Scurrilously ; abusively.

Op-pro'bri-ous-ness, re. Reproachfulness.

Op-PRO'BRl-ijM, re. [L.] Disgrace ; infamy.

6p-p0gn' (op-pun'), V. a. To oppose ; to attack.

fOp-PUG'NAN-CY, n. Opposition. Shak.

o'p-PUG-NA'TlpN, re. Opposition ; resistance. [iJ.J

Op-pOgn'er (gp-pun'er) [op-pun'er, fV. Ja. Sm,
Wb. ; op-piig'ner, S. ; op-pun'er. P.], n. Assailer.

Op-sIm'a-thy, ?i. Education begun late.

op'ta-tive [op'ta-tTv, S. P. J. E. F. Ja. E. Sm. ;
op'ta-tiv or op-ta'tiv, TV. ; op-ta'tiv, Kenrick], a.
Expressive of desire. — {Greek Gram.) The op-
tative mood is that form of the verb which ex-
presses desire.

op'tic, re. An instrument or organ of sight. [U.]

op'tic, ) a. Relating to vision or sight, or to

op'Tf-CAL, ) the science of optics ; visual.

Op-Ti"ciAN (op-tish'an), 7t. One skilled in optics:

' — a maker of optic glasses and spectacles.

op'Tlcs, re. pi. 'The science of light and vision.

op'tj-MA-cy, re. Nobility; the body of nobles.

6P-TI-MA' TE?, n. pi. [L.] The chief men in a
state ; the nobles.

&p' Tl-ME, re. [L.] One who holds, next after
the wranglers, the highest rank, as a scholar, in
tlie University of Cambridge, Eng.

op'Ti-Mi^M, re. The doctrine that every thing in
nature is ordered for the best.

op'Ti-Mi'sT, re. One who believes in optimism.

op'TipN, re. The power of choosing ; choice.

oP'TipN-AL, a. Depending upon choice ; electrve.

Op-tom'e-ter, re. An instrument for measuring
the distance at which a minute object is seen.

op'u-IjEnce, re. Great worldly possessions , richet;
wealth , affluence.

op'i;-eEn-cy, n. Opulence. [iJ.]

OP'v-LENT, a. Rich; wealthy: affluent.

i, E, I, O, iJ, y, long i 1, E, 1, 5, tj, ?, sKort; A, E, I, p, y, V, oiscure.— FA.RE, fXr, fAst, all; h£ir, HERj




8p'v-lent-LT, ad. Richly ; with splendor.

OR, conj. A disjunctive particle, marking distribu-
tion : — it corresponds to either.

OE, 71. [Fr.] {Her.) Gold: — a term of heraldry.

OR'A-CLE, n. A response delivered by supernatu-
ral wisdom : — a supernatural revelation or in-
struction : — one famed for wisdom.

O-RAC'V-LAR, a. Uttering oracles ; authoritative;

0-RAC'U-r,AR-L,Y, ad. In the manner of an oracle.
O-RAc'u-lous, a. Oracular. [-K.]

oR'ai-^on (or'e-zun), n. [Fr.j A prayer. See

o'ral, a. Delivered by mouth ; spoken, not writ-
ten ; verbal.

Syn. — Oral testimony, tradition; verbal agree-
ment, message ; vocal music.

o'ral-ly, ad. By mouth ; without writing.

OR'AN<j^E, n. A kind of tree and its fruit.

or'an^e, a. Relating to an orange or its color,

OR'AN-^ER-Y [or'an-jer-e, P. Ja. K. Sm. C. Wb. ;
9-rawn'zher-e, S. JV. F. ! o-ran'zher-e, J. E.],n.

_ A plantation of oranges.

0-RiNG'-6u-TXNG'or O'RANG-OU'TANG [o-rang'-
6-tang', Sm. C. ; o-ran-o'tang, P. ; o'rang-o't'Ang,
K.], n. A large species of ape, much resembling
the human species.

O-ra'tion, n. A public speech ; a declamation.

or'a-tqr, n. An eloquent speaker ; a public speak-
er. — \LaiD.) A petitioner.

OR-A-TO'RI-AL, o. Oratorical ; eloquent, [is.]

6r-a-to'ri-al-l,y, ad. In a rhetorical manner.

6R-A-TOR'l-CAL,,a. Relating to oratory ; rhetorical.

OR-A-TOR'i-CAL-LY, ad. In an oratorical manner.

bR-A-TO' Rl-6, n. [It.] PL Qr-a-to' RI-O^.
{Mas.) A sacred musical composition or drama,
consisting of airs, recitatives, duets, choruses, &c.

or'a-tq-ry, n. The art of speaking well; elo-
quence ; rhetoric : — a place for prayer.

or'a-tress or oR'A-TR'ix, n. A female orator.

ORB, 11. A round body ; a sphere ; globe ; circle.

or'bate, a. Bereaved ; fatherless ; childless.

ORBED (orb'ed or orbd), a. Round ; circular.

or'bic or Or-bIc'u-lar, a. Spherical ; circular.

Or-bic'u-lar-ly, ad. Spherically ; circularly.

6R-Bic'u-LAR-NESS, n. State of being orbicular.

6R-Bfc'u-L,AT-ED, a. Moulded into an orb.

6r-bic-u-la'tion, n. State of being an orb.

or'bjt, n. The path or line which a heavenly
body describes in its revolution : — a cavity.

OR'BI-TAL, a. Relating to an orbit.

or'bi-tude, ) n. Deprivation or want of parents

OR'si-TY, \ or children.

or'by, a. Resembling an orb ; orbicular. [R.]

ORC, n. A sea-fish ; a species of whale.

OR'BHAL or or'jGHEI,, n. A kind of stone.

or'chard, n. A garden or enclosure of fruit-
trees, as of apple-trees.

or'chard-ist, n. One who cultivates an orchard.

or' 0liES-TRA or OR-f!HES' TRA [or'kes-tra, P.
K. C. Wb. Ash, Brandc; or-kes'tra, W^ Ja.' Sm.
J^ares], n. [Gr.] An apartment for a chorus, or
for musicians ; an orchestre.

Or'jCHEs-tral, a. Relating to an orchestra.

Or'^hes-tre (or'kes-ter), n. [Fr.] A place or
gallery for musicians : — a band of musicians.

OR'aniL, re. A plant ; a species of lichen ; archil.

or'/SHIS, re. {Bot.) A genus of plants ; foolstones.

Qr-dain' (pr-dan'), v. a. To appoint; to decree;
to order ; to establish ; to settle ; to prescribe : —
to invest with the pastoral office ; to institute.

Or-dain'a-ble, a. That may be ordained.

6r-dain'er, re. One who ordains.

6r'de-al for'de-jl, P. J. F. Ja. K. Sm. ; br'dyfil,
S. E. ; cir'de-fil or br'je-al, W.], n. A form of
trial by fire or water ; a severe trial.

OR'der, n. A method ; a rule ; disposition ; ar-
rangement ; a series .- — a mandate ; a precept : —
a class; a subdivision of a class : — a society. — PI.
Admission to the priesthood ; the ecclesiastical or
priestly office. — (./Src/t.) There are five orders of

columns with their entablatures, the Doric, loniC!
Corinthian, Tuscan, and Composite.
or'der, v. a. To regulate ; to manage ; to direct.
or'der, v. n. To give command.
or'der-er, re. One who orders or regulates.
or'der-l.£ss, a. Destitute of order ; unruly.
or'der-li-ness, ?!. Regularity ; method.
or'der-l Y, a. Observing order ; methodical ; regu-
lar ; quiet.
or'der-ly, re. A low military officer.
or'di-nal, a. Noting order ; a.s, second, third. Sec,
or'd i-N At,, re. A ritual : — a number noting order ;

as, tenth is the ordinal niniiber o(ten.
or'di-nance, n. A law ; an established rule ; a

decree ; an appointment ; a rite.
*or'di-NA-RI-LY, ad. Commonly; usually.
*6r'di-na-ry [br'de-na-re, P. E. Ja. K. Sm. ; or'-
de-na-re or brd'na-re, W. J. F.], a. Common; of
middling quality ; usual: — mean; ugly.

Syn. — The ordinary course of nature ; common

occurrence ; usual practice ; common opinion : —

ordinary pursuit or talents ; mean attire ; ugly


*OR'Di-NA-RY,re. An ecclesiastical judge. - {JVaut.)

The establishment of shipping not in service.
or'di-na-ry or ord'ina-ry [or'de-na-re, P.J.Ja.
K. Sm. R.; brd'na-re, iv. E. ii'. ; br'ner-e, S.], re.
A place for eating: — a regular meal at a fixed
or'di-nate, a. Regular; methodical.
OR'Df-NATE, n. A perpendicular line, drawn from

a point in a curve to the absciss.
6r'di-nate-ly, ad. In a regular manner.
or-di-na'ti9N, re. Act of ordaining; act of in-
vesting a man with the pastoral office.
ord'nance, n. Cannon ; heavy artillery.
OR'DON-NANCE [br'don-nans, S. W. J. F. K. R. ;
or-don'nans, P. .Sm.], re. [Fr.] (Painting.) The
disposition of figures on the parts ol a picture.
ord'ure (brd'yur), re. Dung ; filth.
ore, n. Metal yet in its fossil state ; mineral.
o're-Xd, n. A nymph of the mountains.
or'gan, n. An mstrument ; a natural instrument!

— a large musical wind-instrument.
Or-gan'ic, ) a. Relating to an organ ; instru'
6r-gan'i-c ae, \ mental ; acting as an instrument.
Or-gan'i-cal-ly, ad. By means of organs.
Or-gan'!-cal-nE:ss, re. State of being organical.
6r'gan-'i§m, re. An organical structure.
or'gan-ist, re. One who plays on the organ.
OR-GAN-l'ZA-BLE, a. That may be organized.
or-gan-i-za'tiqn, n. Act organizing ; formation;

a due construction of parts.
or'gan-ize, v. a. To form organically or with or-
gans ; tj) construct ; to form properly.
or'gan-Tzed, p. a. Formed with organs.
or'gan-Loft, re. The loft where the organ stands.
or-gan-6g'ra-phy, n. {Bot.) A description of

the organs or structure of plants.
or'gan-PIpe, n. The pipe of a musical organ.
or'ga^m, re. A sudden vehemence.
ois'.ffB^T (br'zhat), re. [Fr.] A sweetened and

flavored emulsion of almonds.
or'(;jie§, The rites of Bacchus ; frantic revels.
OR'l-EHALjeH (or'e-kalk), n. Mountani brass.
o'Ri-EL, re. A sort of recess : — a bay-wmdow.
o'ri-en-cy, re. Brightness or strength of color.
o'ri-ent, a. Rising, as the sun : — eastern ; bright.
o'Ri-ENT,re. The east ; the part where the sun rises.
o-R[-iiN'TAL, a. Eastern ; placed in the east.
o-Ri-iiN'TAE, re. An inhabitant of the East.
o-Ri-i3N'TAL-i§M, 71. An Eastern idiom or phrase.
O-RJ-EN'TAE-IST, «. An inhabitant of the East : —

one versed in Oriental learning.
OR'l-FicE, re. Any opening ; a perforation ; a hole.
6r'i-fi.X3IB (or'e-flain), n. A golden standard.
OR'i-cjU'N, re. A beginning; cause of existence j
rise ; a fountain ; a source : original.

Syn. — Origin of the earth, of evil ; beginning
of the world ; rise of an empire ; fountain of wa-
ter ; source of the Nile.

MlEN.SiE; MOVE, NOR, s6n ; bOlL, BIJR, rOlE. — <;;, 9, g, so/t; e,G,C.,^,hard; !} as z ; ^asgz: THIS.




0-Rt9'i-NAL, n. Origin ; first copy ; an archetype.

O-Ri^'i-NAL, a. Preceding all others ; ■primary :
pristine; primitive; first; native: — having new
ideas. — Original sin. (T/ieol.) The first sin that
the first man committed ; also the imputation of
it to his posterity, or the depravation of nature,
which is its consequence.

0-ri(^-!-nXl.'i-ty, n. State of being original.

d-Rl^'i-NAL-LY, ad. Primarily ; from the begin-
ning ; at first ; as the first author.

O-rT^'i-n^-rv, a. Causing existence ; original.

6-Ri(^'l-NATE, V. a. To bring into existence.

O-Rii^'j-NATE, V. n. To begin or take existence.

0-Rii?-i-NA'Tl9N, n. The act of originating.

0-Ri(^'l-NA-TOR, n. One who originates.

O'ri-ole, n. A genus of birds ; a sort of thrush.

Q-Ri' ON,n. One of the southern constellations.

6r'i-§qn (or'e-zun), n. A prayer ; a supplication,

or'l5, n. [It] {Arch.) The plinth to the base
of a column or a pedestal.

or'lop, n. A temporary deck : a platform,

OR'aio-LlI, n. [Fr.j Bronze or copper gilt.

OR'na-mEnt, n. An embellishment ; decoration.

jJR'NA-MiSNT, V. a. To embellish ; to adorn,

or-na-Ment'al, a. Giving embellishment.

6R-NA-Mi2NT'AL-LV,a(i. In an ornamental manner.

or-na-men-tA'tion, n. Embellishment.

or'nate, a. Bedecked ; decorated ; fine.

5r'nate-ly, ad. Finely ; with decoration.

or'nate-ness, n. Finery , embellished state.

OR-Nls-cop'iCS, 71. pi. Divination by birds. [^R."]

Or-ni's'co-pisTj n. A diviner by birds. [iJ.]

or-ni-th/eh'nite, M. {Oeol.) The foot-mark of a
bird on stone.

OR-NiTH'p-LiTE, n. A petrified bird.

OR-Nl-THO-Lo^'i-CAL, o. Relating to ornithology.

OR-Nl-TH6L'p-qnsT,7i. One versed in ornithology.

OR-Ni-THoL'o-ay, n. That part of natural history
which treats of birds.

OR-Nl-THp-RHYN'jEHUs, n. A singular quadruped
having a mouth like that of a bird.

0-r6g'RA-phv, «. The science of, or a treatise on,
the geological structure of mountains.

OR-Q-LO^'l-CAL, a. Relating to orology.

G-ROL'o-^^iST, n. One who treats of mountains.

O-fol'o-^V, ti- a treatise on mountains.

6-Rp-T{jND', a. {Rhet.) Noting a manner of ut-
tering the elements of speech with fulness, clear-
ness, and strength.

OR'PHAN, n. A child who has lost either father or
mother, or both, — a. Bereft of parents.

OR'phan-A(^e, n. The state of an orphan.

OR'phaned (br'fand), a. Bereft of parents.

OR'fhan-T^M, n. Same as orphanage.

Or-phe'AN [or-fe'an, K. Sm. ; or'fe-jn, C], a. Re-
lating to Orpheus ; Orphic.

OR'PHic, a. Relating to Orpheus or to the Orphica.

or' PHI-CA, n. pi. [L.] Certain mystic works
or poems, falsely ascribed to Orpheu.s.

OR'phite, n. {Min.) A rock resembling serpen-

OR'pi-mEnt, n. A mineral ; yellow arsenic.

or'RE-RY, n. An instrument which represents the
revolutions of the heavenly bodies.

OR'thp-dox, a. Conformed to the catholic or
universal church ; sound in doctrine.

Syn. — Orthodox, sound in doctrine ; evangelical,
agreeable to the gospel. The term orthodox is
differently applied in difllerent countries. In the
established church of England, High-Churchmen,
who are generally anti-Calvinistic, are commonly
styled orthodox, and Low-Churchmen, evangel-

OR'THp-DOX-LY, ad. With soundness of opinion.

or'thp-dox-ness, n. The state of being orthodox.

OR'THp-Dox-Y, n. duality of being orthodox;
soundness in doctrine.

or-tho-drom'ics, n. pi. The art of sailing on a
right course, or in the arc of some great circle.

or'tho-dbom-y, n. A sailing on a straight course.

5R-THP-EP ,;:-CAL, a. Relating to orthoepy.

*oR'THp-E PxsT, n. One who is versed m ot

*6R'THp-E-py [or'tho-e-pe, W. P. J. Ja. Sm. R.
Wb. ; or-tho'e-pe or or'tho-e-pe, F.], n. The art
of pronouncing words properly.

Or-th6g'ra-pher, 71. One versed in orthog-

or-thp-srXph'i-cal, a. Relating to orthography.

OR-THO-GRAPH'l-cjAL-LY, ad. According to rule.

OR-THOG'RA-PHiST, n. Same as orthographer.

Or-th6g'ra-phy, n. The art of spelling words :
— the representation of a section of a building.

OR-THOL'p-qtv, n. A right description of things.

Or-th5p'e-dy, n. The art of curing or remedying
deformities in the human body. i

OR'TiVE, a. Rising, as a planet or star ; eastern.

OR'Tp-LAN, 71. A delicate, small bird.

ORTS, n. pi. Refuse of hay, &c. ; things left.

6r-yc-t6l'p-9V) "• The science of organic re-

os'ciL-LATE, 7). n. To move backward and for-

^ ward, as a pendulum ; to vibrate,

os-ciL-LA'TipN, 71. Act of Oscillating; act of
moving like a pendulum , vibration.

tiir-e, S. fV. P. ; 6s'il-at-o-re, K. Sm. C. i os'se-lji-
to-re, R Wb.] a. Moving like a pendulum.

Os'ci-TAN-CY, 71. Act of yawning ; sleepiness.

os'ci-tXnt, a. Yawning, gaping, sleepy.

6s'C!-T.\TE. V. n. To yawn ; to gape.

os-ci-TA'TipN, 71. The act of yawning.

os'cu-LANT, a. Tending to embrace.

os'cii-LATE, V. a. To kiss ; to touch gently.

os-cy-LA'TiON, 71. Act of osculating ; touch.

6s'cu-LA Tp-RY, 77. A tablet of Christ and the
Virgin, in ancient churches, which was kissed.

o'^lER (o'zher^, n. A tree of the willow kind.

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