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PlioT'A-sTs,n. {Gr.] A maxim or proposition.

Prq-te'an 6r Pro'te-an, a. Relating to Proteus.

PRO-TjiCT', V. a. To shield or cover from evil ;
to defend ; to support ; to cherish ; to guard.

Pro-tijc'tioiv, n. Defence ; a shelter ; a passport.

Prq-tec'tion-ist, n. An advocate for protection.

ProtIjc'tive, a. Defensive; sheltering.

Pro TiiC'TOR,?;. A defender ; supporter ; guardian.

PRO-TiJc'TpR'ATE, n. The office or government
of a protector.

Pro-tec'tor-shTp, 71. The office of a protector.

Pro-Tec'tress, n. A woman who protects.

Protege (pro-te-zha'), 7t. [Fr.] A person pro-
tected and patronized ; a dependant.

fPRO-TEND', V. a To hold out ; to stretch forth.

Pro-ter'vi-tv, ra. Peevishness ; petulance. [R.]

Pro-test', v. n. To affirm with solemnity ; to de-
clare positively ; to remonstrate.

Pro-test', v. a. To call as a witness : — to disown.

Pro'TEST or Prot'est [pro'test, J. E. Ja. K. Wb. ;
pro-test', S. P. F. ; pro-test' or prot'est, fV. ; prot'-
est, Sm. R.], n. A solemn declaration.

Prot'es-tant, n. One of the Reformed religion.

Prot'es-tant, a. Belonging to Protestants.

PROT'ES-TANT-'iSM, 77. The religion of Protestants.

Pr6t-es-ta'tion, 71. Act of protesting ; a solemn
declaration ; protest.

Pro-test'er, 77. One who protests.

PRo'TE'US,n. [L.] {Myth.) A marine heathen
deity ; one who assumes any shape.

Pro-thon'o-ta-ry, n. The head registrar or
notary : — a clerk of a court. -^^

Prq-thon'q-ta-ry-ship, 77. Office of prothon-

Pr6'to-c6e, 7!. The original copy of any writing.

Pro to mar'tyr,77. The first martyr. j.~

Pro'to-tvpe, 77. The original pattern or model
of any thing ; archetype ; an exemplar.

Pro-tozo'ic, a. Exhibiting first forms of life.

Pro-tract', v. a. To draw out ; to prolong ; to
lengthen : — to delay ; to put off.

Pro-trXct'er, n. One who protracts ; protractor.

Pro-trac'tiqn, n. The act of protracting.

Prq-trXc'tive, a. Dilatory: prolonging.

Pro-trac'tor, 77. A proloneer ; a delayer.

PRO-TRfjDE', V. a. To thrust forward : to push on.

PrP-trIjde', v. 11. To thrust or move forward.

Pro-triI'^ion, 71. Act of protruding ; a thrust.

Pro-triI'sive, a. Thrusting or pushing forward.

Pro-tO'ber-ance, 71. A prominence ; a bunch.

Pro-tu'bijr-^nt, a. Swelling; prominent.

Prq-tO'ber-ate, v. n. To bulge out ; to swell out.

PrO-tO-ber-a'tion, 77. The actof swelling out.

Proud, a. Possessing pride ; elated ; arrogant ;
haughty; grand; high; lofty; ostentatious. —
Proud flesh, flesh exuberant and fungous.
ProOd'ly, ad. In a proud manner ; arrogantly.
Prov'a-ble, a. That may be proved.
Prov'a-BLY, ad. In a manner capable of proof.
Prove, v. a. To evince ; to demonstrate ; to show :

— to try ; to endure ; to experience.
Prove, v. n. To make trial ; to succeed.
-tPRQ-VED'i-TQR, 71. A purveyor.

Prov'en (prov'vn),p. Incorrectly used for proved.

Prov'en-der, 77. Food for brutes ; hay, corn, &c.

Prov'er, 71. One who proves or shows.

Prov'erb, 77. A short sentence often repeated;
a common saying; a maxim; a byword. See

Pro-ver'bi-al, a. Mentioned in or like a proverb.

Prq-ver'BI-al-ism, 77. A proverbial phra>e.

PRO-VER'BJ-AL-iST, n. One who uses pn.vcrhs.

PRO-VER'si-AL-LY, ad. In a proverbial maniif r.

Pro-vide', v. a. To procure beforehand ; to nuiko
ready ; to prepare ; to furnish ; to supply.

Syn. — Provide a dinner ; j77-ocure necessaries,
help ; 77?o/ve ready or prepare for the occasion ;
furnish the room, table ; supply wants.

Pro-vid'ed, conj. On condition that.

Prov'i-dence, 71. The superintendence and care
which God exercises over creation : — timely care ;
foresight ; prudence ; frugality. — The general
providence of God is seen in the operation of the
laws of nature ; universal providetice relates to the
preserving and governing of all things ; particular
providence YclRtes to every event, however minute ;
special providence, as defined by some, relates to
the church, or it is that peculiar care which se-
cures the occurrence of events fitted to arrest the
attention by their striking adaptation to a moral
design. Providence, by being universal, nui>t be
particular. Particular is opposed to that which is
merely general ; sjiecial, to tliat which is common.

Pr5v'i-dEnt, a. Forecasting ; cautious ; prudent

Prov-i-den'tial, a. Effected by providence.

Prov-J-den'tial-LY, ad. By providence.

PRov'j-DiiNT-LY, ad. In i provident manner.

Pro-vid'er, 77. One who provides or procures.

Prov'ince, 77. A subject country: a subdivision
of a country ; district ; region : — office.

Pro-vIn'cial, a. Relating to a province ; rude.

Pr<P-vIn'cial, n. One behmging to a province : — '
an ecclesiastical chief governor.

PRQ-ViN'ciAL-isM, 77. A provincial word or idiom.

PRO-viN-ci al'i'-tv, 77. A provincial peculiarity.

PROVi"§ipN (pro-vizh'un), 77. Act of providing;
preparation ; measures taken : — victuals ; food.

Pro-vi"§ion, 7). a. To supply with provisions.

PRp-vi"§ipN-AL, a. Temporarily establibhed.

PRp-v'l":jlpN-AL-Ly, ad. By way of jirovision.

PRp-vi"sipN-A-RY, a. Tenjporary ; provisional.

PRp-vI'§6, 77. [L.] Caution; provisional coudi'

PrP-vi'!JPR, 77. [L.] A purveyor ; a steward.

Pro vi'|p-RY,a. Conditional ; having a proviso.

Prov-p-ca'tion, 77. Act of provoking ; irritation ,
a cause of anger ; incitement.

*PrP-v6'ca TivE [pro-vo'ka-tTv, S. fV. P. J. F.
Ja. K R. : prg-vok'9-tiv, Sm. C], a. Stiniulat«
ing ; inciting ; provoking.

*PrP-vo'ca-tTve, 77. A stimulant; any thing
which provokes, stimulates, or excites aiipetite.

*Pr_P-v6'ca-tive-ness, 77. The quality of being

Pro-voke', v. a. To rouse ; to incite ; to awake :
— to enrage ; to incense ; to offend. ■■

PRp-voK'ER, 77. One who provokes ; an inciter.

Pro-vok'ikg, 7). a. That provokes ; irritating.

*Pr6v'pst [prov'vust, S. fV. P. J. E. F. Ja. K.
Sm.],_n. Tiie chief of any body, as a college.

PRp-VOST' (pro-vo') [projvo', S. W. F. : prov'iist,
P. Ja. Sm.], n. The executioner of an army.

*PRov'pST-PHYp, 77. The office of a provost.

Prow (prow or pro) [prow, p. J. E. F. C. Wh. ;
pro, S. Ja. R. Sm. ,• prow or pro, fV. K.], n. 'J'he
head or fore part of a ship.

Prow'ESS [prbw'es, S. P. J.E. F. Ja. Sm. : pibw'-
es or [irS'es, TV. K.], n. Bravery, particularly
military bravery ; valor ; courage.

*Prowl [prowl, S. E. F K. Sm. C. Wb.; prol, P.
JVares ; prowl or prol, TV. Ja.], v. n. To rovo
about ; to wander for prey.

*Prov^'L, n. A ramble for plunder.

*Pro\Vl'er, 77. One that roves about for prey.

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Prox'i-MATE, a. Next; nearest; immediate.
PROX'i-MATE-LY, ad. Immediately ; next.
PRpx-iM'i-TY, 7i. Immediate nearne.^s ; adjacency.
PRtix' i-mo, a. [L.] Next or next month.
Prox'y, n. The agency of another ; a substitute.
Prox'y-shIp, n. The office of a proxy,
PrCde, n. A woman over-nice and scrupulous.
PrO'dence, n, duality of being prudent; wisdom

applied to practice ; caution ; discretion.
PrO'dent, a. Practically wise; discreet; cau-
tious ; provident ; careful.
PRlJ-DiiN'TiAL, a. Proceeding from prudence : —

having superintendence or care.
Pru-dEi\'tial-l,y, ad. According to prudence.
Pri;-de:n'tial§, n. pi. .Maxims of prudence.
PrO'dent-ly, ad. In a prudent manner.
PriTd'er-y, n. The quality or conduct of a prude ,

too great reserve.
PriId'ish, a. Affectedly precise, shy, or grave-
PRtJjfE, V. a. To lop or cut off; to trim.
PrOne, «. m. To dress ; to prink. [Colloquial.^
PrCne,7(. a plum ; a dried plum.
Pru-nel'lo, n. A kind of silk stuff: — a prune.
PrCn'er, n. One who prunes or crops trees.
PRiJ-NiF'ER-oijs, a. Bearing prunes or plums.
PrOn'ing, 71. Act of trimming ; a cropping.
PRtJN'JNG-HooK (huk), ; n. A hook or knife used
PRON'iNS-KNiFE (iilf), i in pruning trees.
PRt)'Ri-ENCE,PRt)'R!-EN-cv, n. An itching desire.
PRlI'Ri-ENT, a. Itching ; uneasy with desire.
Prij-ri<j'i-n6us, a. Partaking of the itch.
PRU-Ri'ed,n. [L.j (Jiled.) An itching of the

skin with an eruption of pimples.
*PRtIs'siAN (pru'shan or prush'an) [pru'sh^n. P.

K. JVb. ; prush'an, Sm.], a. Relating to Prussia.
*PRt5s'siAN or Prus'sian, n. A native of Prussia.
PrCs'sic or PrDs'sic, a. Noting an acid.
Pry, 71. A large lever : — called also a prize.
Pry, v. a. To raise with a lever ; to prize.
Pry, c. n. To inspect officiously or curiously.
Pryt'a-nis, n. ; pi. prvt'a-ne^. [L.] One

of the select senators of ancient Athens.
Pry'ing-LY, ad. With impertinent c\iriosity.
PsXlm (sam), n. A holy song ; a sacred hymn.
Psal'mist (sal'mist or sam'ist) [sal'mist, IV. J.

F. ; sal', S. E. Ja. ; sam'ist, P.K. Sm. fVb.},

n. A writer of psalms.
Psal'mo-dist (sal'mo-dist), n. A singer of psalms.
Psal'mo-dy (sal'mo-de) [sal'mo-de, S. fV. P. J.

F. Ja. K. Sm. R. ; s'ani'o-de, ff'ti.], n. Act of

singing psalms.
Psal'ter (sawl'ter) [sawl'ter, S. TV. P. J. F. E.

Ja. K. R. ; sal'ter, Sm.], n. The book of Psalms.
PsAl'ter-y (sawl'ter-e), n. A kind of harp.
Pseu'do (su'do), [Gr.J A term, which, being

put before words, signifies /o/se, or counterfeit ; as,

pseitrfo-apostle, a false apostle.
PsEy-DoG'RA-PHY (su-dog'rsi-fe), 71. False writing.
PSEu'Dp-scoPE, n. An optical instrument: —

another name for the stereoscope.
Pshaw (shiw), interj. Expressing contempt.'
Pso'RA (so'ra), n. [Gr.] (Jiled.) The itch.
Psy-^Hp-LoCjt'ic, )a. Relating to psychology ;
PSY-jeiip-Lor^'i-CAL, \ mental ; of the soul.
PsY-jeHOL'p-fjfisT, 71. One versed in psychologv.
Psy-€h6l'p-9Y (si-kbl'o-je), n. The doctrine' of

the soul or mind , mental philosophy.
PSY'CHp-iviAN-CY, n. pivination by consulting

spirits or the souls of tMe dead.
Ptar'mi-gSn (tar'me-gan), n. The white grouse.
Pti^-Xn' (tjz-zan' or tiz'fin) [tiz-zan', S. fV. F.

Ja. K. ; tiz'^n, P. J. Sm. Wb.^jU. A medicinal

drink made of barley and other ingredients.
PT6r.,-E-MA'lC (tol-e-ma'ik), a. Belonging to Ptol-
emy, the astronomer, or his system.
PTY'A-L'f!jM (ti'a-lizm), 71. Salivation.
Pt?§'ma-g6gue (tiz'ma-gog), n. A medicine

which causes a flow of saliva.
Pu'BER-TV, n. The ripe age of the sexes.
PV-bE.s'cence, 71. State of arriving at puberty.
PV-BES'CENT, a. Arriving at puberty ; hairy.'

PaB'LTC, a. Belonging to a state or nation, or to
the community ; not private ; common ; lipen ;
notorious ; general : — open to general use ; as, a
public liouse, a public road.

PuB'Lic, n. The body of a nation ; the people.

PDe'li-can, 77. A Roman officer who collected
taxes or tribute.

PuB-Ll-CA'TipN, n. The act of publishing: — a
work printed and published : — a proclamation.

PuB'El-cisT, n. A writer on the laws of nations.

PiJB-Li(^'l TY, 77. State of being public ; notoriety.

PrjB'Llc-LY, ad. In a public manner; openly.

PuB'ElSH, V. a. To make known ; to declare ; to
make public ; to advertise ; to announce ; to put

Syn. — Publish news ; publish a book ; make
known or announce your purpose, or an intended
publication ; advertise in the newspapers.

Pub'lish-er, 71. One who publishes books, &c.

PuB'LiSH-MiJNT, 71. Act of publishing : — a public
notice of intended marriage. [U. S.]

Puc-c66n', 77. A plant: — a red, vegetable pig-
ment used by American Indians.

Puce, a. Of a dark brown or flea color.

Pu'ciSL-Ai^E, n. A state of virginity.

Pu'cE-RoN, n. The viiie-fretter ; plant-louse.

PiJCK, 71. A sort of hobgoblin, fairy, or sprite.

Puck'er, v. a. To gather into folds ; to wrinkle.

Puck'er, 7i. A small fold ; a wrinkle.

PDd'der, 7!. A tumult ; a turbulent bustle.

Pud'der, v. n. To make a tumult ; to bustle.

PfJD'DER, V. a. To perplex ; to disturb ; to pother.

POd'ding, 77. A kind of food variously com-
pounded of flour, milk, eggs, fruit, &c.

PlJD'DjNG-STONE,7i. Conglomerate stone ; breccia.

PUD'DiNG-TlME, n. The time of dinner.

PrjD'DLE, 77. A small, muddy pool ; a dirty plash.

Pud'dle, v. a. To make muddy or foul ; to mi.if
with dirt, clay, or sand.

Pud'dle, 7j. 77. To make a dirty stir.

PDd'dly, a. Muddy ; dirty ; miry.

Pu'den-cy, 77. Modesty ; shamefacedness.

Py-Di9'i-TY, 77. Modesty ; chastity.

Pu'E-RiLE, a. Childish ; boyish ; juvenile ; trifling.

Pu-E-ril'i-ty, 7(. Childishness; boyishness.

PiJ-ER'PE-RAL, a. Relating to, or happening after,
child-bjrth ; as, the puerperal fever.

Puff, 77j^ A small blast of wind : — a fungous ball
filled with dust: — exaggerated praise

PiJFF,*77. To swell with wind; to blow: — to
breathe thick and hard ; to pant.

PtJFF, V. a. To inflate ; to swell ; to blow up with
pride : — to praise extravagantly.

Puff'er, 77. One who puffs.

PuF'FiN, 77. A water-fowl : — a fish : — a puff-ball.

Puf'fi-nijss, 77. State or quality of being pulfy.

PDf'fy, a. Windy ; flatulent ; tumid ; turgid.

Pug, 77. A fondled dog or monkey.

PuG'-DoG, 7!. A small pet dog ; a sort of lapdog.

PuGH (poh), interj. Expressing contempt : poh.

PO'(jflL, 77. A small handful ; a large pinch.

Pu'qjiL-T^M, 77. Practice of fighting with the fis'.

Pu'9-k|-lST, 77. A fighter with the fist ; a boxer.

Pu-fifnT-TsT'ic, a. Relating to pugilism ; boxing.

PlJG-NA'CIOlJS(-na'shiis),a. Fighting : contentious.

PyG-NA^'i-TY, 77. State of being pugnacious.

POis'ne (pu'ne), a. [puisne, Fr.] Younger; infe-
rior ; small ; petty ; puny.

*Pu'!S-SANCE [pu'is-sans, S. J. F. Ja. K. Sm. R.
fVi). ; pu-is's^ns, P. ; pu'is-sans or pu-is's^ns, fV.],
77. Power ; strength ; force.

*Pi;'is-sSnt, a. Powerful; strong; forcible.

*Pu'is-sXNT-LY, ad. Powerfully ; forciuly.

Puke, 77. A vomit : — a medicine causing vomit.

Puke, 7). ?7. To spew ; to vomit.

PiJKE, a. Between black and russet in color; puce,

Pul'chri-tOde, 77. Beauty; grace; comelmesa.

POLE. i\ 77. To cry ; to whine ; to whimper.

POl'ing, 71. A cry ; a kind of whine.

POLL, V. a. To draw forcibly ; to pluck ; to tear.

POll, 77. The act of pulling ; a contest ; a pluck.

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Pt/XL'bXck, 71. That which keeps back ; restraint.
POll'er, n. He or that which pulls ; an inciter.
POl'let, n. A young hen.
POl'ley, 71. A small wheel turning on a pivot.
PDl'li-cate, n. A checked cotton handkerchief.
POl.'mP-na-ry, j a. Belonging to the lungs ; affect-
PVL-MON'ic, I ing the lungs.
PuL-MoN'ic, Ji. Medicine for disease of the lungs :

— one diseased in the lungs.

Pulp, n. Any soft mass ; the soft part of fruit.
Pul'pit, n. An elevated structure to speak in.

PDl'py"^' I '^- Consisting of pulp ; pappy ; soft.

PuL'POUS-NESS, 71. The quality of being pulpous.

PULQUE (piil'ka), n. [Sp.] A vinous beverage
obtained from the agave or Mexican aloes.

PDl'sate, v. n. To beat, as an artery ; to throb.

PiJL'SA-TiL.E, a. That may be struck or beaten.

PuL-si'TloN, n. The act of beating ; a throbbing.

PuL'SA-TiVE, a. Beating ; throbbing ; pulsatory.

Plil-sa'tor, n. [L.] A striker ; a beater.

POl'sa-to-ry, a. Beating like the pulse ; throbbing.

Pulse, n. The motion of an artery as the blood is
driven through it : — leguminous plants.

PUL-siF'ic, a. Moving or exciting the pulse.

Pul'siqn, n. Act of driving or forcing forward.

PijL'VER-A-BLE, a. That may be reduced to dust.

PuL-VER-j-ZA'TlON, It. Act of pulverizing.

Pul'VER-jze, v. a. To reduce to powder.

Pul'ver-iz-er, n. He or that which pulverizes.

PVL-ver'u-lj3NCE, n. Dustiness ; powder.

PUL-ver'u-lent, a. Dusty ; powdery.

PDl'VIL, 71. A sweet-scented powder. [iJ.J

PO'MICE or Pum'ice [pii'mis, S. J. F. Sm. R. C. ;
pum'is, P. E. Ja. K. Wb. ; pii'mis or pum'js, W.\,
n. A slag or cinder : a spongy substance.

PtJ-MT"CEOUS (pu-mish'us), a. Like pumice.

PDm'MEL, n. See Pommel.

Pump, n. An engine for drawing water : — a shoe.

PDmp, v. n. To throw out water by a pump.

PtJMP, V. a. To raise out : — to examine artfully.

PBmp'-brake, n. The handle of a pump.

PDmp'-dale, n. (JVaut.) A long wooden tube
used to convey water from a chain-pump across
a ship.

POmp'er, 77. He or that which pumps.

PiJMP'lON (pump'yun), n. A plant ; pumpkin.

POmp'kin, n. A plant and its fruit ; pompion.

PijN, 77. An expression in which a word has dif-
ferent meanings, and suggests a ludicrous idea ;
a play upon words ; a witticism ; a quibble.

Pun, v. n. To make puns ; to quibble.

PuN,7j.a. To persuade by a pun.

POncii, v. a. To bore or perforate ; to push.

PliNCH, n. A pointed instrument ; a borer : — a
liquor made of spirit, water, sugar, and lemons :

— a buffoon ; a hadequin.
POnch'-bowl, 71. A bowl to hold punch.
PDnch'eon (piinch'un), n, A tool : — a large cask.
Punch'er, n. Que who punches ; a tool.
POn-chi-nel'lo, 71. A sort of buffoon ; a punch.
Pi5Nc'TAT-:gD, a. Drawn into a point.
PDnc-til'io (piingk-til'yo), n. A small nicety of

behavior ; a nice point of exactness.

PuNC-TiL'lous (piingk-til'yus), a. Exact in ob-
servance of rules or in conduct ; very punctual ;
very precise ; nice ; exact.

PiJNC-TiL'ioys-LY (pungk-til'yus-le), ad. In a
punctilious manner ; exactly.

PtJNC-TiL'ious-NiJss, 77. Exactness; nicety.

PtJNc'TO, n. A nice point ; a point in fencing.

PDnct'U-al (pungkt'yu-?l), a. Done at the precise
time ; exact ; nice ; prompt ; punctilious.

POnct-ii-Xl'i-ty, 77. State of being punctual.

POngt'ij-al-ly, ad. In a punctual manner.

PDnct'v-ate, v. a. To distinguish by pointing.

PCnct-u-a'tiqn, 77. Act or method of pointing.

PtJNCT'v-lsT, n. One versed in punctuation.

Punct'ure (pungkt'yur), ti. A small prick ; a
small, sharp point : — a little hole.

PtJNCT'yRE (piingkt'yur), v. a. To pierce.

POn'dit, 77. {Tnd'ia.) A learned Bramln.

PUN&, 7i. A rude sort of sleigh.

PiJN'qtEN-c Y, 77. Quality of being pungent ; sharp-
ness ; acridness ; keenness.

PuN'^ENT, a. Pricking ; sharp ; acrid ; piercing

Pun'qjent-ly, ad. Ill a pungent manner.

PiTnic, a. Relating to the Carthaginians: —
treacherous ; faithless ; as, " Punic faitu."

Pu-Ni"CEOUS (pu-nish'us), a. Purple.

PO'NI-NiiSS, 7!. State of being puny ; smallness.

PuN'isH, 7). a. To afflict with pain for a crime or
fault ; to chastise ; to correct ; to avenge.

Pi5n'1SH-a-ble, a. That may be punished.

PuN'isH-A-BLE NESS, 77. State o( being punishable.

Pun'ish-er, 77. One who punishes.

PDn'ish mEnT, n. Aci of punishing ; pain inflicted
for a crime ; penalty ; correction ; chastisement.

Pu'Ni-TlVE, a. Inflicting punishment ; penal.

tPu'Ni-TORY, a. Tending to punish ; punitive.

Punk, n. A c(miinon prostitute ; a strumpet : — a
fungus • — rotten wood ; touchwood.

PuN'STER, 77. One given to punning ; a wit.

Punt, 77. A flat-bottomed boat.

Pu'NY, a. Petty ; inferior ; of an under rate.

PD'ny, 77. A young, inexperienced person.

Pup, 77. A whelp ; a young dog ; a puppy.

Pup, v. n. To bring forth whelps or puppies.

PV PA,n. i pi. Pu' PJE. [L.] C^hrysalis: — a snail.

Pu'PiL, n. The apple of the eye : — a scholar.

Pu'pIl-acje, 7i. State of a pupil : wardship.

Pu'PlL-LA RV', a. Pertaining to a pupil or ward.

PDp'PET, 77. _ a small image moved by wire.

PDp'pet-show (piSp'pet-sho), 77. A mock drama.

Pljp'py, 77. A young dog ; a whelp.

PuP'PY-i§M, 71. Extreme affectation ; conceit.

PiJR or PiJRR, 77. A gentle noise made by a cat.

PiiR or PiJRR, 7). 71. To murmur as a cat or leopard.

PifR or PiJRR, 7;. a. To signify by purring.

PiiR'BLiND, a. Near-sighted ; short-sighted.

POr'blTnd-ness, 77. Shortness of sight.

PiJR'CHAS-A-BLE, a. That may be purchased.

PiJR'ciiASE, 7). a. To buy for a price ; to acquire.

PiJR'cilASE, 71. Act of buying; any thing bought;
a bargain : — a mechanical advantage.

PtJR'cilAS-ER, 77. One who purchases ; a buyer.

Pure, a. Clear ; unniingled ; unmixed ; genuine ;
real ; free ; guiltless ; innocent ; incorrupt ; chaste.

PuRE'LY, ad. In a pure manner ; clearly ; merely.

Pure'ness, 77. State of being pure ; purity.

PiJR'FLTJ, n. A border of embroidery.

PUR-G a'tiqn, 77. Act of cleansing ur purifying.

PiJR'GA-Tl VE, a Cathartic; cleansing ; purging.

PiiR'GA-TfVE, 77. A cathartic medicine.

PiJR-GA-To'Ri-AL, a. Relating to purgatory.

PiJR'GA-TO-RY, 77. A place or state in which, ac-
cording to Roman Catholics, souls are, by certain
punishments, purged from impurities.

Pur'GA-to-ry, a. Cleansing; expiatory.

PiiR^fE, 7). a. To cleanse ; to clear ; to evacuate.

PiJR^E, V. n. To become cleansed or purified.

PiiRqrE, 71. A cathartic medicine.

PuRCjt'ER, 71. One who purges ; a cathartic.

PiJRf/'lNG, 77. Purgation ; lax state of the bowels.

Pu-RI-fi-ca'tion, 7!. Act of purifying ; state of
being purified ; a cleansing.

PlJ-RiF'l-CA-TO-RY, a. Cleansing; purifying.

Pu'ri Fl-ER, 71. One who purifies ; a cleanser.

PD'Ri-FY, V. a. To make pure ; to cleanse.

Pil'Ri FY-ING, 77. The act of making clean.

Pu'rjm, 77. The Jewish feast of It.ts.

Pu'Ri^M, 77. Purity ; niceness in the use of words.

PiJ'RiST, 77. One over-nice in the use of words.

Pu'ri-tan, 77. An advocate for purity of religion:
— one of a class of English dissenters.

Pu'ri-tan, a. Of or belonging to the Puritans.

Pu-Rl-TAN'tc, \a. Relating to the Puritans;

PO-Ri-TXN'i-CAL, i rigid ; strict; precise.

Pu-Ri-TXN'i-CAL-LY, ad. Strictly ; precisely.

Pjj'RJ-TAN-'l^M, n. The notions of the Puritans.

PO'Ri-TY, 77. State of being pure; genuineness;
cleanness ; innocence ; chastity.

A, E, I, 6, V, Y, long ; X, E, I, 6, 0, \-, short ; ^, ?, i, 9, V, V, obscure —fare, FAR, fXst, ALL; HEIR, HER;




jPiJRL, n. A flow : — a malt liquor : — a border.
PiJRL, V. n. To murmur ; to flow gently.
PiJR'LIEU (pur'lu), n. Border ; enclosure ; district.
PtJR'LiN, ?i. An inside brace to a rafter.
PuRL'lNG, «. The gentle noise of a stream.
PyR-LolN', V. a. To steal ; to take by theft.
PyR-LoiN'ER, n. One who purloins ; a thief.
PiJR'PLE, a. Red tinctured with blue.
PiJR'PLE, n. Purple color ; a purple dress.
PiiR'PLE, 11. a. To color with purple.
PiJR'PLisH, a. Somewhat purple ; like purple.
PiJR'poRT, K. Design; meaning: tendency: aim.
Pur'port, v. a. To intend ; to signify ; to import.
PiJR'ppsE, B. Intention; design; effect; object.
PiJR'POSE, V. n. To have intention or design.
PiiR'POSE, V. a. To intend ; to design ; to resolve.
PiJR'ppSE-LY, ad. By design ; by intention.
PliRR, 71. The noise of a cat. See Pur.
PiJRSE, n. A small bag for money : — a sum.
PiJRSE, V. a. To put into a purse : — to contract.
POrse'net,™. a purse made of network ; a net

with a mouth drawn together.
PiJRSE'-PRiDE, n. Pride or insolence of wealth.
PiJRSE'-PRO&D, a. Puffed up with riches.
PiJRs'ER, ;i. The paymaster of a ship.
PiJR'si-NESS, n. Qiiality of being pursy.
PuR-siJ'A-BLE, a. That may be pursued.
PilR-su'ANCE, re. A prosecution ; a process.
PiiR-su'ANT, a. Done in consequence ; consequent.
PUR-sije' (pur-sii'), v. a. To chase ; Xo follow.

Pljr-sOe' (pur-sii'), v. n. To go on ; to proceed.

PUR-sO'ER, n. One who pursues or follows.

Pur-suit' (pur-siit'), n. Act of pursuing; a fol-
lowing; a ciiase : — employment; occupation.

PiJR'sui-VANT (plir'swe-vant), n. A messenger.

PUr'sy, a. Fat and short-brBathed.

PUr'te-nance, re. The pluck of an animal.

*Pu'ru-lence, ) n. Pus, or the generation of

*PiJ'RU-LEN-cy, i pus, or matter.

*Pu'RV-LENT [pu'ru-lent, S. W. P. J. E. F. K.
Sm. ; pQr'u-lent, Ja. C. j, a. Consisting of pus.

Pur-vey' (pur-va'), );. a. To provide ; to procure.

PyR-VEY' (pur va'), V. n. To buy provisions.

PUR-VEY'ANCE (pur-va'jns), rt. Act of purveying.

PyR-VEY'oR (pur-va'ur), n. One who purveys.

PiJR'viEVV (pUr'vu), n. Sphere; limit; scope.

PCs, n. The matter of a well-digested sore.

Push, v. a. To thrust ; to press on ; to urge.

POsH, V. n. To make a thrust ; to burst out.

Push, n. A thrust ; an impulse : — assault ; attack.

Push'er, n. One who puslies.

POsH'iNG, fli Urging on ; enterprising; vigorous.

POsh'pIn, re. A child's play with pins.

PO-siL-LA-NiM'l-Ty, n. Cowardice; timidity.

Pu-siL-LAN'l-Moijs, a. Cowardly ; faint-liearted-

Pu-siL-LAN'i-MODs-LY, ad. With pusillanimity.

PD-siL-LAN'!-MOUS-Ni3SS, re. Meanness of spirit.

POss, re. A fondling term for a cat or a hare.

Pfjs'SY, n._ A fondling name for a cat ; puss.

POST'ij-LATE, V. a. To furin into pustules.

EiJsT'uLE (pust'yul) [pus'tul, E.F. Ja. ; pus'chul,
JV. J.; pus'chul, S.], re. A small swelling; a
pimple ; an efflorescence.

PDsT'U-LoOs or PusT'v-LAR, a. Full of pustules.

POt, v. a. [i. PUT ; pp. putti-jq, put. J To lay ; to

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