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Se-lEct', a. Nicely chosen ; choice ; culled.
Se-lEc'tiqn, 71. Act of selecting : choice.
Se-lect'-man, 77. ; /(/. se-lect'-men. {JiTeu)

F.nirlaud.) A town offlcer.
Se-l£ct'ness, 71. The state of being select.
Se-lEct'qr, 71. One who .selects.
SEl'e-nIte, 77. {Min.) A sulphate of lime.
Se-lE'N|-Dm, re. {Chcm.) A sort of semi-metal.

MiEN.SJR; MOVE, NOR, 86n ; BOLL, BiJR, rOlE.— 9, (;>, g, w/< ; £, G,c,|, Aur(/; J as z ; ^jL as gz : THIS.




BEi.-E-Nog'RA-PHY,77. a description of the moon.

SfiLF, a. or pron. ; pi. selve^ (selvz). Very ;
particular ; this above otliers ; one's own ; re-
lating to an individual. — When prefixed to a
noun, it has the force of an adjective ; as, "sp//-
interest." United with my, thy, him, her, &.C., it
forms reciprocal pronouns, as myself.

S£lf-A-base'ment,7i. Humiliation of one's self.

Self-Cqn-ceit', n. Too high an opinion of one's
self ; vanity.

SElf-Cqn-trol', n. Control of one's self.

Self-5s-TEEM', n. Good opinion of one's self.

Self-ev'i-dent, a. Evident without proof.

SEi.F-EJf-iST'ENT, o. Existing in its own nature.

Self-in'ter-est, n. Regard to one's own in-

Self'ish, a. Devoted to one's own interest, and
void of due regard for others.

Self'ish-ly, arf. In a selfish manner.

Self'ish-ness, n. duality of being selfish.

SfiLF'i^M,?!. Devotedness to self.

Self-Mur'dj;r, n. Murderof one's self; suicide.

SEI-.F-RE-PROACH', 71. Reproach of Conscience.

Self'same, a. Exactly the same ; identical.

SEL.F-SyF-Fi"ciEN-CY, 71- Confidence in one's
self; arrogance.

SELF-siJF-Fi"ciENT {-fish'ent), a. Relying too
much on one's self; haughty.

Self-will', 7i. One's own will ; obstinacy.

Sell, v. a. \t. sold ; pp. selling, sold. J To dis-
. pose of or part with for a price ; to vena.

Sell, v. n. To have traffic with one ; to be sold.

Sl2L'LEN-DER, 71. A dry scab in a horse's hough.

Sell'er, 71. One wbo sells ; a vender.

Sel'va(^e, 71. The edge of cloth ; a border: —
written also selvedge. — A kind of rope.

Selve§ (selvz). The plural of Self.

Sem'a-phore, 71. A kind of telegraph.

Bem- a-ph6r' ic, a. Relating to a semaphore.

Sem'blance, n. Likeness ; resemblance ; show.

fSEM'BLE, ji. 71. To represent; to make a likeness.

Se-mei-6l'o-(^Y, 7J {Med.) That branch of med-
icine jvhich treats of the signs or symptoms of

Sb:'MEN,n. [L.] Seed ; sperm.

Se-jheh' TER, n. [Ger.] A term of six months ;
session, as of a university.

Sem'i (sem'e), [ L.] A word used as a prefix, sig-
nifying halfi as, iBTTii-circle.

Sem-i-an'nu-al, a. Happening every half-year.

Sem-i-an'nu-al-lv, ad. Every half-year.

SEm-i-an'nu-lar, a. Half-round; semicircular.

SfiM'i-BREVE, n. {Mils.) A note ; half a breve.

Sem-!-£ho'riis, 71. A short chorus.

tfEM'i-ciR-CLE, 77. A half of a circle.

Sem-i-cir'cu-lar, a. Half round or circular.

Sem-i-co'lon, n. A point or slop made thus [ ;].

SfiM-i-Dl-AM'E-TER, n. Half of a diameter.

Sem i-Di-A-ptiA-NE'i-TY, 77. Half-transparency.

Sem-i-di-aph'a-nous, a. Half-transparent.

SEM-i-Fl>fi'm, a. Imperfectly fluid.

Sem-1-lu'nar, a. Resembling a half-moon.

Sem-J MET'al, 71. A half or imperfect metal.

SEM'i-NAL,a. Belonging to seed ; radical.

fSEM-l-NAL'l-Ty, 77. The nature of seed.

Sem'ina-rIst, 71. A sort of Romish priest.

Sem'J-na-ry, 77. A place of education ; a school.

SEM'i-NA-Ry, a. Seminal ; belonging to seed.

Sem-i-na'tion, 77. The act of sowing.

i:i:i:;:!^;|^AL,(- productive of seed.
SEM-l-NlF-l-CA'TlpN, 77. Propagation from seed.
SEm-!-or'di-nate, 7/. A line ; half an ordinate.
SEM-i-Pii'DAL or Se-M(P'e-dal [sem-e-p5'dal, S.

P. k. C. W b. ; se-inip'e-dal, W. Ja.i sein-j-ped'?!,

&77i.J, a. Containing half a foot.
SfiM-l-PEL-Lu'ciD, a. Imperfectly transparent.
S6M-!-PER-spic'tl-oris, a. Imperfectly clear.
Sem-i-QUa'drate, ) n. (JlslruL) An aspect of the
Sem-i-QUAR'tile, \ planets when 45 degrees

distant from each other.

Sem'i-qua-ver, 77. (Mils.) A note ; half a quaver.
Sem-1-quin'tile, 77. {.^strol.) An aspect of the

planets when 30 degrees distant from each otiier.
Sem-i-sex'tile, 77. {jSstrol.) An aspect of the

planets when 30 degrees distant fnmi each other.
Sem-!-spher'!-cal, a. Like a half-sphere.
Sem i-SPHE-ROlD'AL, a. Like a half-spheroid.
Sem'i-tone, 71. (Mas.) Half a tone.
Sem-i-ton'ic, a. Relating to a semitone.
Sem'i-vow-el, 77. {Oravi.) A consonant which

makes an imperfect sound without the help of a

vowel ; as, /, /, 777, 71, r, s.
Sem'L!NG,7!. a squash. \Lucal,U.S.]
SLm-pi-ter'nal, a. Eternal in futurity.
SEivi-pi-T'ER'Ni-TY,77. Futiire, endless "duration.
Siilvip'sTRESS, I 77. A woman whose business it is
Sem'stress, \ to sew. See Seamstress.
Sen'a-ry, a. Belonging to, or containing, six.
Sen'ate,71. a body of senators ; the upper house

of a legislature; a deliberative assembly.
Sen'ate-HoOse, 77. The house of the senate.
Sen'a-tqr, 7!. [LJ A member of a senate; a

public foiinsellor ; a legislator.
Sen-a-to'ri-al, a. Belonging to a senator.
Sen-a-to'ri-al-ly, ad. Like a senator.
Sen'a-TOR-ship, 77. The office of a senator.
Send, 7). a. [/. sent ; pp. sending, sent.] To de-
spatch ; to transmit ; to cause to go ; to throw.
Send, v. n. To despatch a message.
Se-nes'cence, h. State or act of growing old.
Sen'es-cj-hal [sen'e-shal, P. E. Ja. K. Sm. C.

JVb. ; sen'es-kal, S. IV. J. F.], n. A steward.
Se'nIle [se'nil, S. tV. J. P. Ja. S777. ; se'nil. P.],

a. Relating to old age ; consequent on old age.
Se-nTl'!-TV, 77. Old age; weakness of age.
*Si2N'lOR (seii'yur) [se'nyur, S. E. F. K. R. ; se'-

ne-iir, P. J. Ja. C. ; se'ne-ur ur sen'yyr, IV.], n.

One older than another ; an aged person ; elder.
*SiLN'lpri (sen'yyr), a. Elder; older in office.
*SiLN-l6R'l-Ty (sen yor'e-te), 71. Priority of birth.
Sen'na, 77. A tree, a species of the cassia ; also its

leaves, which are used as a cathartic medicine.
Sen'night (sen'nit), 7t. A week. See Sevem-


Sen-oc'u-lar, a. Having SIX eyes.

Sen'sate, a. Perceived liy the senses.

Sen-sa'tion, 71. Perception by the senses: — feel-
ing excited ; excitement ; impression.

Sense, 71. The faculty by which external objects
are perceived : — tlie five senses are sight, toiich,
hearing, smell, and taste: — sensation; feeling:

— iiiiderslanding ; intellect ; reaso7i; judgment:

— meaning; signification.

SEnse'less, c. Wanting sense ; stupid; foolish.

S£nse'less-ly, ad. In a senseless manner.

Sense'less-ness, 77. Folly ; stupidity ; absurdity.

Sen-SI-Bil'I-TV, 71. State of being sensible ; sus-
ceptibility ; quick or delicate feeling ; tenderness.

Sen'si-ble, a. Perceiving by the mind or by tlie
senses: — perceptible by the mind or the senses :

— convinced: — reasonable; judicious; wise.
Sen'si-ble-NESS, 77. (iiiality of being sensible.
Sen'sJ-bly, ad. In a sensible manner; plainly.
Sen-sTf'ic, a. Causing sensation.
SfiN'si-TlVE, a. Having sense or quick feeling;

easily affected or excited ; sentient.

Sen'si-TI VE-LY, ad. In a sensitive manner.

Sen'sJ-tive-ness, 7(. State ol being sensitive.

Sen-s6'ki-al, a. Relating to the sensoriiim.

SEN-so'Rr-uM,7i. [L.] The seat of sensation-

Sen'sq-RV, 77. Same as sensonum.

Sens'u-ai!. (sen'shu-al), a. Consisting in sense;
relating or pleasing to the senses ; carnal.

Sens'ij-al-T^M (sen'shu-al-izm), 77. Sensual ap-
petite ; sensuality: — the doctrine that all our
ideas originate in sensation.

SfiNS'y-AL-lsT (sen'shu-al-ist), n. A person de-
voted to sensuality or sensualism.

Syn. — A sensualist is devoted to the gratifica-
tion of his senses ; an epicure, to that of bis appe-
tite ; a voluptuary, to pleasure.

, A, E, 1, 6, 0, y, long ; X, i5,T, 6, u, 'i, short ; a, e, i, q, y, y, obscure.— fare, far, fAst, All; h£ir, h£b;




B6jfS-v-XL'l-TV (sen-shy ^I'e-te), 71. Devotedness

to sensual pleasures ; epicurism.
Sens'u-al-ize (sen'sliu-ril-iz), v. a. To make

Sens' u-AL-LY (sen'shu-fil-le), ad. In a sensual

SENs'y-ous (sen'shu-us), a. [Sensual.' Milton]:

— full of sense, feeling, or sensible images.
Sent, i. & p. From Send.

Sen'tence, 7!. A decision ; a doom ; a judgment:

— a maxim : — a period in writing.
Sen'tence, v, a. To judge ; to condemn ; to doom.
£»EN-ten'tial, a. Having sentences ; sententious.
Setit-ten'tious (sen ten'shus), a. Pithy ; pointed ;

short ; energetic ; containing maxims.
,Sen-ten'tious-i.v, ad. With striking brevity.
Sen ten'tious-ness,?!. Brevity with strength.
Sen'tient (sen'she-ent;, a. Having sensation;

perceiving by the senses ; sensitive.
SEN'Tl-ENT^sen'phe-ent), n. One that perceives.
Sen'tj-ment, rt. Thought prompted by feeling;

notion; tenet; oj^mion .- — feeling.
Sen Tl-MiJN'TAL, a. Having sentiment or feeling.
SEN-T.ilviEN'TAL-)§M, n. Sentimentahty,
SiJN-Ti MEN'TAt, I5T, n. One who affects feeling.
SE.N Tl-MENTAL'i Ty, 7!. Affectation of feeling.
Sen'ti-nei., 77. A soldier on guard ; a watch.
Sen'trv', 71. A w; tch ; a guard ; a sentinel.
Sen'try-Box, ?!. A shelter for a sentinel.
Se'pal, 7(. (Bot.) A division or leaf of a calyx.
•Sep-a-ra-bil'! TV 1 77. State of being separable.
Sep'a RA-BLE, a. That may b-j separated.
Sep'a ra-bl,e-ne«s, ?(. Capacity of separation.
Sep'a rate, 7J. a. To make separate; to sever;

to divide ; to disunite ; to disjoin ; to part.
Sep'A-RATE, v. n. To part; to be disunited.
.Sep'arate, a. I'ivided ; disjoined ; disunited.
Sep'a-rate LV, oi/. Apart; singly, distinctly.
Sep'A-RATE NESfi,77, State of beiiig separate.
Sep-a RA'TipN,7t. Act of separating ; disunion.
Si3P'A RA-Ti^M, -n. Principles of separatists.
Sep'a-r.^ TiST, n. One who separates ; a seceder.
Slip' A RA TOR, p. One who separates , a divider.
Sep'a RA TO-RV, a. Separating — 7!. A vessel.
SE'Pj-A^n. [L.l The cuttle fish.
Se'pov' , 77. An fiast Indian native foot-soldier.
SEPT, 77. A clan ; a family. [Ireland.]
SEP'TAN-Gi>E, 71. A figure having seven angles.
Sep tSn'gv-lar, a. Having seven angles.
Septem'ber, n. The nuitli month of the year.
Sep'ten-a-ry, a. Consisting of seven.
Sep'ten a ry,77. The number seven.
Sep-tjSn'ni AL, a. Lasting seven years.
•Sep-ten'tri on, 77. The north :— Charles's Wain.
Sep-ten'tri o NAL, «. Northern.
Sep'tic, )a. Tending to produce putrefaction ;
Sep'tical, i causing putrefaction.
S3ept!-l1t'er-al, a. Having seven sides.
;5EPTiN'su-LAR, a. Consisting of seven islands.
Sep-ti;-a (JE-na'RI AN, n. One who is seventy

years old.
SEP-TlJ-X(;t'E-NARY, n. Same as septuagenarian.
Septu-ac^'e NARY, a. Consisting of Seventy.
Sep-tu-a PES' (MA, n. |L. seuenfietA.] /The

third Sunday before Lent.
Siip TU-A-r^ES'l-MAL, a. Consisting of seventy.
Sep'tu-aoInt, 77. rsc/)i'Mao77(<a, L. | The Greek

version of the Old Testament, so named from its

being the reputed work of 70 or 72 translators.
SEP'TU3l,n.: pi. SEP' TA. ( L. ] {Jlnat. l!f Bot.)

A partition ; separation : — a membrane.
SEp'tu-ple, a. Sevenfold.

SE-pt;t,'cHRAL,«. Relating to burial ; grave; deep.
Sep'vl-chre (sep'ulker) [sep'ul-ker, S. fV. P.

J K. F. Ja. K. Sm. R. fVh. ; se-pdl'ker, Badcy], n.

A grave ; a monument ; a tiunb.
6E-prjL'cHRE (se-pul'kcr) fse-purker, S. IV. J. E.

F. ./a. S;n. ; sep'ul-ker. P.], 7). a. To bury. \ R.]
Sfip'VL-TURE, 71. Interment; burial.
S5-Qi;A'cioi;s(sc-kwa'shus),a. Following: pliant.
Se'QUEL, n. That which follows ; conclusion.

Se'quence, 71. Order of succession ; series.

Se'quent, a. Following ; succeeding.

Se-ques'ter, v. a. To seize and retain the prof-
its of property : — to take ; to put aside ; to remove.

Se ques'ter, v. n. To withdraw ; to retire.

Se-ques'tra ble, a. That may be sequestered.

Se ques'trate, v. n. To sequester ; to separate-

Seq-tjes tra'tion, 7!. Act of sequestering.

SEq'ues tra-tor [sek'wes-tra-tur, S. E. Sm. ;
sek wes-tra'tiir, fV. J. F. ; se-kwes-tra'tur, P.
fVb. I, 77. One who sequesters.

Se'quin, 71. [lecckino, It.| An Italian gold coin ;
also a Turkish gold coin: — written also cecliin,
chequin, checqueen, leccliin, and lecliin.

Se-ragl'io (se-ral'yo), 71. The palace of the
Turkish sultan : — a house for concubines ; harem.

Ser'aph, 71. [ Heb. I Heb. pi. ser'a-phIm ; Eng.
SER' APHS. One of an order of angels.

Seraph'ic, )a. Relating to the seraphim or

Se raph'1-cal, \ a seraph ; angelic ; pure.

SEr'a-phim, 7(. I Heb. I PL oi Seraph. An order
of angels of the highest rank.

Ser'a-phIne, 77. A keyed, musical, wind-instru-
ment of the organ species.

Se-ras' KIER, n. A Turkish generalissimo.

Sere, a. Dry ; withered. See Se.4r.

.Ser-e-nade', 71. An entertainment of music.

SEr-e nade', v. a. To entertain with music.

Ser-e-nade', v. n. To perforin a serenade.

Serene', a. Calm; placid; quiet; unruffled;
clear : — used as a title of honor ; as, " serene

Se-rene'ly, ad. Calmly ; quietly; coolly.

Se rene'ness,7!. State of being serenej serenity,

Se rEn'! tude, n. Calmness; serenity, [it.]

Se rEn'i ty, 77. Calmness , peace ; quietness.

Serf, n. 1 Fr. J A slave ; a Russian slave ; a boor.

SiERF'DOM, 71. The state or condition of serfs.

Ser^e, n. A kind of coarse woollen cloth.

*Ser'9Eancy (sSLr'jen se). In. The office

*Ser'(^eant.shTp (sar'jent-ship), ( of sergeant.

*Ser'9Eant (sar'jent or ser'jent) |sar'jeut, S.
IV. P. J. E. F. .Ja. .'ser'jent or sar'.ient, K. . ser'-
jent. C. I, 77, A petty officer in the army , a law-
yer of high rank : — written also serjeant.

^Ser'^eant-ry (sar'jent-re), 71. Service to a king.

Se'R! AL,' a. Relating to a series.

Se'ri AL. 77. A number or part of a work or publi-
cation issued in a series or periodically.

Se ri-a' TI31, ad. [L.] In regular order.

S^ Rf"cE6us (se-rish'us). a. (Bot.) Silky.

Se'ri e§, 71. Order; succession , course.

Syn. — A scries of ages, of experiments; order
of a procession ; succession of sovereigns, of events ;
course of lectures.

SeR!-p-c6m'ic, a. Being both serious and comic.

Se'ri-oOs, a. Graven solemn; being in earnest,
not volatile : — weighty ; important.

Se'ri oCs-LV, ad. Gravely ; solemnly; in earnest.

Se'ri ous-nEss, 77. Gravity; solemnity.

SiJR'MpN, 77. The discourse of a preacher.

SER'MON-fZE, V. n. To preach or write a sermoii.

Ser'mon iz-ER, 71, A writer of sermons.

Se roon', 77. \serou, Sp. | A buffalo's hide used
for packing : — a bale or package.

S^-Ros'i TY, 7!. The state of being serous.

Se'rous, a. Relating to serum ; thin ; watery.

Ser'pent, 77. An animal that creeps on the
ground ; a snake : — a musical instrument.

SisR'PEN tine, a. Resembling a serpent.

Ser'pen-tIne, 7(. A magnesian stone: — an herb.

Ser'pen-tine, v. n. To wind like a serpent.

Ser P(<,i'!NODs, a. Diseased witli serpigo.

SerpI'go or Ser-pI'go [ser-pl'go, S. R. JVb. :
ser'pe-go, P. ; ser-pS'go, Ja. K. Sm. ; serpi'go or
ser'pe-go, W.J, 71. |L.] A kind of tetter.

Ser'rate or Ser'rat-ed, a. Jagged like a saw.

Ser-ra'tion, 71. Formation in shape of a saw.

SEr'ratOre, 71. An indenture like teeth of saws.

Se'rvm, 77. [L. I A fluid which separates from
the blood during its coagulation.

MIEN, SIR J MOVE, NOR, s6Nj BOlL, BUR, ROLE. — 9, 9, *,»«/i! ; £, fi, C, |, /lort/; § ttS Z ; Jf OS gz : THI5.




SEh'V^L, n. A ferocious quadruped.
Ser'vant, n. One who serves ; correlative of

master ; a menial ; a domestic ; a slave.

Syn. — The term servant implies the general
idea of one who performs service for another ; do-
mestic signifies a servant who belongs to tlie house

or family ; menial, one who labors in some low

employment ; druda-e,one disagreeably employed ;

slave, one who is the property of another, and

subject to his will.
Serve, v. a. To attend at command ; to work for j

to obey : — to assist ; to promote.
Si3RVE, V. n. To be a servant; to be subject :

— to be of use ; to officiate ; to answer.
Ser'vice, n. Labor of body or mind ; benefit con-
ferred ; use ; duty , tiomage i favor : — course.
Ser'vice ABLE, a. That renders service or

benefit; beneficial; useful: — active; diligent.
Ser'vice-a BLE NESS, ?!. Activity ; usefulness.
Ser'vice-a-blv, ad. So as to be serviceable.
Ser'vJle [ser'vjl, S. fV. P. J. F. Sm. . ser'vil,

./a.J, a. Slavish , dependent; mean ; cringing.
Ser'VILe, h. a letter useful, but not sounded
Ser'vile LY, arf. In a servile manner ; meanly.
Ser viL'i TY, n. State of being servile , meanness^
SiER'vi-TOR, 71. Servant; attendant. — fOr/ord,

Enir.) A student partly supported by funds.
Ser'vi-tor-ship, 71. The station of a servitor.
Ser'VI-tOde, 77. State of a slave , dependence.
Ses'a-mi: Ises'a-me, K. Sm. ; ses'ani, Wl>. ; sS'-

sfiin, R.],n. [Gr.j An Oriental plant, an oily

grain , sesamum.
SES'A-Mi}3i,n. [L.'j An oily grain. See Sesame.
Ses-quip'e-dal [ses-kwip'e-dsil, W, Ja. Wb. j

ses kwe-pe'd5il, S. K. Sm.\, a. Containing a foot

and a half.
Sijss, 71. A rate ; a cess charged ; a tax. See Cess.
Ses'sile, a. (Bot.) Seated close to the stem.
Ses'sion (sesh', n. Act of sitting ; a sitting of

a court, council, legislature, &c.
SiiS'sipN AL (sesli'yn ail), a. Relating to a session.
Sess'-pool, 77. A reservoir or receptacle for foul

water : — written also cess-pool.
Ses'terce, 77. \sestertius, L ] A Roman coin of

the value of about four cents.
Set, 7). a. I i. SET ; pp. SETTl^(5, SET. I To place ; to

fi.x : — to plant: — to frame: —to regulate; to

appoint ; to adjust : — to settle.
SisT, V. 77. To go down, as the sun ; to be fixed.
SiiT, p a. Fixed , regular ; not lax , firm , stiff.
Set, 77. A complete suit or assortment; —agame.
S"E TA'CEOUS (se-ta', a. Bristly, hairy.
Se TiF'ER r us, ; a. Bearing or having lirisHes ;
SE-Ti(,i'ER-oris, ( bristly.

Set'off, 77. (Law.) A counterbalance ; a demand,
Se'ton (se'tii), 71. A rowel ; an issue.
Setose', a. Bristly; hairy; setaceous.
Se'tous, a. Having bristles ; bristly ; setose.
Set Tiii;', 71. A large, long seat, with a back.
SiiT'TiLR, 77. One who sets : — a kind of dog.
SiiT'TjNG, 77. The apparent fall of the sun, &c.,

below the horizon : — that in which a gem is set.
Set'ting-D6g, 71. A dog taught to find game.
SiiT'TLE, 77. A seat ; a bench with a seat.
Set'tle, v. a. To place in a permanent condi-
tion ; to,/ix : to establish ; to determine ; to ratify.
SltT'TLE, 7). 71. To subside ; to sink ; to take rest.
SiiT'TLED NESS (set'tid nes), 71. A settled state.
Set'tle miSnt, 77. Act of settling; adjustment:

— establishment; a jointure: — subsidence: —

legal residence: — a colony ; a district inhabited.
Set'tle R, n. One who settles in a place.
Set'tling, 77. Settlement: — subsidence; dregs.
SiJT'-TO, 71. A debate ; a contest ; an onset.
Sitv'EN (sev'vn), a. Four and three.
Sev'en FOLD (sev'vn fold), a. & ad. Repeated

seven tunes ; increased seven times.
Sevennight (sen'nit), n. A week ; seven days

and nights ; — contracted to senniffht.
Sev'en teen (sev'vn-ten), a. Seven and ten.
Sfiv'ENTEENTH, a. Tile ordinal of seventeen.

SEVENTH (sev'vnth). a. The ordinal of seven.

Sev'ektulv, ad. In the seventh place.

Sev'en-ti-eth, a. The tenth seven times TO.

Sev'enty (sev'vn-te), a. & 71, Seven times ten.

Sev'er, v. a. To force asunder; to divide; to
disjoin ; to separate ; to detach ; to disunite.

Sev'er, v. n. To suffer disjunction.

SiJv'JjR AL, a. Divers ; many ; distinct ; different.

SiSv'ER-AL iZE, t). a. To distinguish. [iJ.j

SjJV'ER-AL-LV, ad. Distinctly; separately.

Si3V'ER-AL-TY, 77. A State of separation ; partition.

S£v'ER..A.NCE, 71. Separation; partition.

Se VERE', a. Sharp ; hard ; harsh ; rigorous j strict ;
rigid ; austere ; painful ; afflictive.

Se-vere'lv, ad. Painfully,; strictly; rigorously.

Se VER'I TV, 77. State ot being severe ; rigor; harsh-
ness ; sternness, acrimony i austerity.

Sew (.so), v. 71. &. a. [i. sewed ; pp. sewing,
iEWED : — rarely sewn.] To join^iiy thing by
use of the needle ; to stitch.

Se w'ER (so'er), 77, One who sews.

fSEW'ER, 71. An officer who serves up a feast.

Sewer (so'er or shor) (shor, S. IV. P. J. F. Ja. ;
sii'er, E, ; so'er. A". ; sor or shor, Sm. ; sor, C], n-
A drain or passage for water.

Sex, n. The distinction of male or female : — wo-

Sijx A (/E-NA'Ri-AN, n. A person 60 years old.

Sex-a^'e-na rv, a. Threescore.

Sex A (^tES'i MA, 77. [L.J Second Sunday before

Sijx A 9^es'!-mal, a. Sixtieth. [Lent.

Siix'AN gled or Sex-an'gv-lar, o. Hexagonal.

Sex EN'Nl-AL, a. Lasting six years.

SEx'FJD.a. (Bot.) Divided into six parts.

Sijx'TAiN (sex'tan), 77. A stanza of six lines.

Sex'tant, 77. Tiie sixth part of a circle; an as-
tronomical instrument.

Sex'tile, 77. {Astrol.) Aspect of two planets 60
degrees apart.

Sex'tqn, 71. An under officer of the church, who
lakes care of the building, digs graves, &c.

Siix'TpN-SHiP, 77. The office of a sexton.

Sex'tu PLE, a. Sixfold ; six times told.

Sisx'il AL (sek'shu-al), a. Distinguishing the sex.

SEx'li AL 1ST, 71. One who maintains the doctrine
of sexes in plants.

Sex UAL'! TV, 77. State or quality of sex.

SnAB, 71, 71. To play mean tricks. [Low.]

SllAB, 77. A disease in sheep.

Shab'B! LV, arf. JVleanly ; despicably; basely

Shab'bi NESS, 77. Meanness; paltriness.

Shab'Bv, a. iVIean ; paltry ; ragged ; slovenly.

Shack, 7t. Grain, acorns, beech-nuts, &c., that
fall upon the earth : — a shiftless fellow.

SiiAc'kle, v. a. To chain ; to fetter ; to bind.

Siiac'kle§ (sliak'klz), 71. pZ. Fetters; gyves.

SHAD, 77. A fish of the herring tribe.

Shad'dqck, 77. A tree and fruit like an orange.

Shade, 7). An interception of light; shadow; ob-
scurity; a screen; a shelter: — color: — a ghost.

Shade, v. a. To cover from light or heat.

Siiad'er, 77. He or that which shades.

Sha'di NESS, 77. The state of being shady.

Shad'ow (shad'6), 77. A faint representation; a
shade , a shelter : — a ghost ; a spirit.

ShXd'ow, v. a. To cloud ; to darken ; to represent.

SilAD'pw-iNG, 77. Gradation of light or color.

Sh.^d'qw-y (shad'o-e), a. Full of shade; dark.

Sha'dv, a. Shaded; secure from light or heat;

ShAf'FLE, »,77. To walk lamely ; to shuffle. \R.]

Shaft (11), 71. An arrow ; deep pit: — a spire or
steeple : — a handle : — a pole of a carriage.

Shag, 77. Rough, woolly hair: — a kind of cloth.

tSnXG, a. Hairy ; shaggy. Shak.

Shag, v. a. To make shaggy or rough.

SHiG'jEfipD, j a. Rough with long hair; rugged;

SHXG'fiv, ( hairy ; rough.

Sil ag'ce D-NESS, 77. State of being shagged.

SHXG'ei-NESS, 71. State of being shaggy.

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Sha-greeN', n. A fish-skin, or leather made

of it.
Shah, n. The title of the Persian emperor.
Shake, v. a. [i. shook; pp. shaking, shaken.]

To agitate ; to make to totter : — to depress.
Shake, v. n. To be agitated ; to totter ; to tremble.
Shake, n. A concussion ; a vibratory motion.
Shak'er, 71. The person or thing that shakes.
Shak'ING, n. A vibratory motion ; concussion.
SHALli, 7!. A husk ; a pod : — a clay slate.
Sh.Kll, u. auxiliary and defective, [i. should. | It

is used to form the future tense ; as, I shall go.
Sh.\l-l66n', n. A slight woollen stutT.
Sii,\l'lop, lu A small boat.
Shai^-l6t', 71. A sort of onion. See Eschalot.
Sh.\L'l6w (shal'lo), a. Not deep; superficial ;

slight: — foolish; futile; silly.
Sh.Xl'lovv (shal'lo), n. A sand ; a flat , a shoal.
Shal'LOW (shal'lo), V. a. To make shallow.
Shal'low-brained (shal'lo-brand), a. Foolish.
Shal'LOW LV, ad. With no great depth ; simply
Sh.Xl'lovv-nEss, n. Want of depth or thought.
Shalt, v. The second person singular ot Skall.
Sh.\M, v. a. To trick ; to cheat ; to delude.
Sham, 71. A trick ; a false pretence , imposture.
SiiSm, a. False ; counterfeit ; fictitious.
Sha', n. An adherent to Shamanism.
Sha'.ma.n' ISM, n. A pagan religion in Asia.
Sha'man isT, a. An adherent to Shamani.«m.
Sham'ble, v. II. To walk or move awkwardly.
ShXm'bles, «. pi. A flesh-market ; a butchery.
Sham'bling, n. Act of moving awkwardly.
Sh.Xm'bling, a. Moving awkwardly.
Shame, n. Disgrace ; ignominy-; reproach.
SfiAME, V. a. To make ashamed ; to disgrace.
Shame'faced (shain'fast), a. Modest; bashful.
Shame'faced-lv (shain'fdst-le), ad. Bashfully.
Shame'FACED-ness (shain'fast-nes), n. Mod-
esty , bashfulness.
Shame'fOl, a. Disgraceful; ignominious; base.
Shame'fOl-LY, arf. Disgracefully ; ignominously.
Shame'less, a. Wanting shame ; impudent.
Shajie'less-ly, ad. Impudently; withoutshame.

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