AA n pl. -S rough, cindery lava
AAH v -ED, -ING, -S to exclaim in amazement, joy, or surprise
AAL n pl. -S an East Indian shrub
AALII n pl. -S a tropical tree
AARDVARK n pl. -S an African mammal
AARDWOLF n pl. -WOLVES an African mammal
AARGH interj -- used to express disgust
AARRGH interj aargh
AARRGHH interj aargh
AASVOGEL n pl. -S a vulture
AB n pl. -S an abdominal muscle
ABA n pl. -S a sleeveless garment worn by Arabs
ABACA n pl. -S a Philippine plant
ABACK adv toward the back
ABACUS n pl. -CI or -CUSES a calculating device
ABAFT adv toward the stern
ABAKA n pl. -S abaca
ABALONE n pl. -S an edible shellfish
ABAMP n pl. -S abampere
ABAMPERE n pl. -S a unit of electric current
ABANDON v -ED, -ING, -S to leave or give up completely
ABAPICAL adj directed away from the apex
ABASE v ABASED, ABASING, ABASES to lower in rank, prestige, or esteem ABASEDLY adv
ABASER n pl. -S one that abases
ABASH v -ED, -ING, -ES to make ashamed or embarrassed
ABASIA n pl. -S a defect in muscular coordination in walking
ABASING present participle of abase
ABATE v ABATED, ABATING, ABATES to reduce in degree or intensity ABATABLE adj
ABATER n pl. -S one that abates
ABATIS n pl. ABATISES a barrier made of felled trees
ABATOR n pl. -S one that unlawfully seizes an inheritance
ABATTIS n pl. -TISES abatis
ABATTOIR n pl. -S a slaughterhouse
ABAXIAL adj situated away from the axis
ABAXILE adj abaxial
ABBA n pl. -S father -- used as a title of honor
ABBACY n pl. -CIES the office of an abbot
ABBATIAL adj pertaining to an abbot
ABBE n pl. -S an abbot
ABBESS n pl. -ES the female superior of a convent of nuns
ABBEY n pl. -BEYS a monastery or convent
ABBOT n pl. -S the superior of a monastery
ABBOTCY n pl. -CIES abbacy
ABDICATE v -CATED, -CATING, -CATES to give up formally
ABDOMEN n pl. -MENS or -MINA the body cavity containing the viscera
ABDUCE v -DUCED, -DUCING, -DUCES to abduct
ABDUCENS n pl. -CENTES a cranial nerve
ABDUCENT adj serving to abduct
ABDUCING present participle of abduce
ABDUCT v -ED, -ING, -S to draw away from the original position
ABDUCTOR n pl. -ES or -S an abducent muscle
ABEAM adv at right angles to the keel of a ship
ABED adv in bed
ABELE n pl. -S a Eurasian tree
ABELIA n pl. -S an Asian or Mexican shrub
ABELIAN adj being a commutative group in mathematics
ABELMOSK n pl. -S a tropical herb
ABERRANT n pl. -S a deviant
ABET v ABETTED, ABETTING, ABETS to encourage and support
ABETMENT n pl. -S the act of abetting
ABETTAL n pl. -S abetment
ABETTED past tense of abet
ABETTER n pl. -S abettor
ABETTING present participle of abet
ABETTOR n pl. -S one that abets
ABEYANCE n pl. -S temporary inactivity
ABEYANCY n pl. -CIES abeyance
ABEYANT adj marked by abeyance
ABFARAD n pl. -S a unit of capacitance
ABHENRY n pl. -RIES or -RYS a unit of inductance
ABHOR v -HORRED, -HORRING, -HORS to loathe
ABHORRER n pl. -S one that abhors
ABIDANCE n pl. -S the act of abiding
ABIDE v ABODE or ABIDED, ABIDING, ABIDES to accept without objection
ABIDER n pl. -S one that abides
ABIGAIL n pl. -S a lady's maid
ABILITY n pl. -TIES the quality of being able to do something
ABIOSIS n pl. -OSES absence of life ABIOTIC adj
ABJECT adj sunk to a low condition ABJECTLY adv
ABJURE v -JURED, -JURING, -JURES to renounce under oath
ABJURER n pl. -S one that abjures
ABLATE v -LATED, -LATING, -LATES to remove by cutting
ABLATION n pl. -S surgical removal of a bodily part
ABLATIVE n pl. -S a grammatical case
ABLAUT n pl. -S a patterned change in root vowels of verb forms
ABLAZE adj being on fire
ABLE adj ABLER, ABLEST having sufficient power, skill, or resources
ABLE n pl. -S a communications code word for the letter A
ABLEGATE n pl. -S a papal envoy
ABLER comparative of able
ABLEST superlative of able
ABLINGS adv ablins
ABLINS adv perhaps
ABLOOM adj blooming
ABLUENT n pl. -S a cleansing agent
ABLUSH adj blushing
ABLUTED adj washed clean
ABLUTION n pl. -S a washing
ABLY adv in an able manner
ABMHO n pl. -MHOS a unit of electrical conductance
ABNEGATE v -GATED, -GATING, -GATES to deny to oneself
ABNORMAL n pl. -S a mentally deficient person
ABOARD adv into, in, or on a ship, train, or airplane
ABODE v ABODED, ABODING, ABODES to forebode
ABOHM n pl. -S a unit of electrical resistance
ABOIDEAU n pl. -DEAUS or -DEAUX a type of dike
ABOIL adj boiling
ABOITEAU n pl. -TEAUS or -TEAUX aboideau
ABOLISH v -ED, -ING, -ES to do away with
ABOLLA n pl. -LAE a cloak worn in ancient Rome
ABOMA n pl. -S a South American snake
ABOMASAL adj pertaining to the abomasum
ABOMASUM n pl. -SA the fourth stomach of a ruminant
ABOMASUS n pl. -MASI abomasum
ABOON adv above
ABORAL adj situated away from the mouth ABORALLY adv
ABORNING adv while being born
ABORT v -ED, -ING, -S to bring forth a fetus prematurely
ABORTER n pl. -S one that aborts
ABORTION n pl. -S induced expulsion of a nonviable fetus
ABORTIVE adj failing to succeed
ABOUGHT past tense of aby and abye
ABOULIA n pl. -S abulia ABOULIC adj
ABOUND v -ED, -ING, -S to have a large number or amount
ABOUT adv approximately
ABOVE n pl. -S something that is above (in a higher place)
ABRACHIA n pl. -S a lack of arms
ABRADANT n pl. -S an abrasive
ABRADE v ABRADED, ABRADING, ABRADES to wear away by friction
ABRADER n pl. -S a tool for abrading
ABRASION n pl. -S the act of abrading
ABRASIVE n pl. -S an abrading substance
ABREACT v -ED, -ING, -S to release repressed emotions by reliving the original traumatic experience
ABREAST adv side by side
ABRI n pl. -S a bomb shelter
ABRIDGE v ABRIDGED, ABRIDGING, ABRIDGES to reduce the length of
ABRIDGER n pl. -S one that abridges
ABROACH adj astir
ABROAD adv out of one's own country
ABROGATE v -GATED, -GATING, -GATES to abolish by authoritative action
ABROSIA n pl. -S a fasting from food
ABRUPT adj -RUPTER, -RUPTEST rudely brief ABRUPTLY adv
ABSCESS v -ED, -ING, -ES to form an abscess (a localized collection of pus surrounded by inflamed tissue)
ABSCISE v -SCISED, -SCISING, -SCISES to cut off
ABSCISIN n pl. -S a regulatory substance found in plants
ABSCISSA n pl. -SAS or -SAE a particular geometric coordinate
ABSCOND v -ED, -ING, -S to depart suddenly and secretly
ABSEIL v -ED, -ING, -S to rappel
ABSENCE n pl. -S the state of being away
ABSENT v -ED, -ING, -S to take or keep away
ABSENTEE n pl. -S one that is not present
ABSENTER n pl. -S one that absents himself
ABSENTLY adv in an inattentive manner
ABSINTH n pl. -S absinthe
ABSINTHE n pl. -S a bitter liqueur
ABSOLUTE adj -LUTER, -LUTEST free from restriction
ABSOLUTE n pl. -S something that is absolute
ABSOLVE v -SOLVED, -SOLVING, -SOLVES to free from the consequences of an action
ABSOLVER n pl. -S one that absolves
ABSONANT adj unreasonable
ABSORB v -ED, -ING, -S to take up or in
ABSORBER n pl. -S one that absorbs
ABSTAIN v -ED, -ING, -S to refrain voluntarily
ABSTERGE v -STERGED, -STERGING, -STERGES to cleanse by wiping
ABSTRACT adj -STRACTER, -STRACTEST difficult to understand
ABSTRACT v -ED, -ING, -S to take away
ABSTRICT v -ED, -ING, -S to form by cutting off
ABSTRUSE adj -STRUSER, -STRUSEST difficult to understand
ABSURD adj -SURDER, -SURDEST ridiculously incongruous or unreasonable ABSURDLY adv
ABSURD n pl. -S the condition in which man exists in an irrational and meaningless universe
ABUBBLE adj bubbling
ABULIA n pl. -S loss of will power ABULIC adj
ABUNDANT adj present in great quantity
ABUSE v ABUSED, ABUSING, ABUSES to use wrongly or improperly ABUSABLE adj
ABUSER n pl. -S one that abuses
ABUSIVE adj characterized by wrong or improper use
ABUT v ABUTTED, ABUTTING, ABUTS to touch along a border
ABUTILON n pl. -S a flowering plant
ABUTMENT n pl. -S something that abuts
ABUTTAL n pl. -S an abutment
ABUTTED past tense of abut
ABUTTER n pl. -S one that abuts
ABUTTING present participle of abut
ABUZZ adj buzzing
ABVOLT n pl. -S a unit of electromotive force
ABWATT n pl. -S a unit of power
ABY v ABOUGHT, ABYING, ABYS to pay the penalty for
ABYE v ABOUGHT, ABYING, ABYES to aby
ABYSM n pl. -S an abyss
ABYSMAL adj immeasurably deep
ABYSS n pl. -ES a bottomless chasm ABYSSAL adj
ACACIA n pl. -S a flowering tree or shrub
ACADEME n pl. -S a place of instruction
ACADEMIA n pl. -S scholastic life or environment
ACADEMIC n pl. -S a college student or teacher
ACADEMY n pl. -MIES a secondary school
ACAJOU n pl. -S a tropical tree
ACALEPH n pl. -LEPHAE or -LEPHS a jellyfish
ACALEPHE n pl. -S acaleph
ACANTHUS n pl. -THI or -THUSES a prickly herb
ACAPNIA n pl. -S a lack of carbon dioxide in blood and tissues
ACARI pl. of acarus
ACARID n pl. -S a type of arachnid
ACARIDAN n pl. -S acarid
ACARINE n pl. -S acarid
ACAROID adj resembling an acarid
ACARPOUS adj not producing fruit
ACARUS n pl. -RI a mite
ACAUDAL adj having no tail
ACAUDATE adj acaudal
ACAULINE adj having no stem
ACAULOSE adj acauline
ACAULOUS adj acauline
ACCEDE v -CEDED, -CEDING, -CEDES to consent
ACCEDER n pl. -S one that accedes
ACCENT v -ED, -ING, -S to pronounce with prominence
ACCENTOR n pl. -S a songbird
ACCEPT v -ED, -ING, -S to receive willingly
ACCEPTEE n pl. -S one that is accepted
ACCEPTER n pl. -S one that accepts
ACCEPTOR n pl. -S accepter
ACCESS v -ED, -ING, -ES to get at
ACCIDENT n pl. -S an unexpected or unintentional occurrence
ACCIDIA n pl. -S acedia
ACCIDIE n pl. -S acedia
ACCLAIM v -ED, -ING, -S to shout approval of
ACCOLADE n pl. -S an expression of praise
ACCORD v -ED, -ING, -S to bring into agreement
ACCORDER n pl. -S one that accords
ACCOST v -ED, -ING, -S to approach and speak to first
ACCOUNT v -ED, -ING, -S to give an explanation
ACCOUTER v -ED, -ING, -S to equip
ACCOUTRE v -TRED, -TRING, -TRES to accouter
ACCREDIT v -ED, -ING, -S to give official authorization to
ACCRETE v -CRETED, -CRETING, -CRETES to grow together
ACCRUAL n pl. -S the act of accruing
ACCRUE v -CRUED, -CRUING, -CRUES to come as an increase or addition
ACCURACY n pl. -CIES the quality of being accurate
ACCURATE adj free from error
ACCURSED adj damnable
ACCURST adj accursed
ACCUSAL n pl. -S the act of accusing
ACCUSANT n pl. -S an accuser
ACCUSE v -CUSED, -CUSING, -CUSES to make an assertion against
ACCUSER n pl. -S one that accuses
ACCUSTOM v -ED, -ING, -S to make familiar
ACE v ACED, ACING, ACES to score a point against in a single stroke
ACEDIA n pl. -S apathy
ACELDAMA n pl. -S a place of bloodshed
ACENTRIC adj having no center
ACEQUIA n pl. -S an irrigation ditch or canal
ACERATE adj acerose
ACERATED adj acerose
ACERB adj ACERBER, ACERBEST sour
ACERBATE v -BATED, -BATING, -BATES to make sour
ACERBIC adj acerb
ACERBITY n pl. -TIES sourness
ACEROLA n pl. -S a West Indian shrub
ACEROSE adj needle-shaped
ACEROUS adj acerose
ACERVATE adj growing in compact clusters
ACERVULI n/pl spore-producing organs of certain fungi
ACESCENT n pl. -S something that is slightly sour
ACETA pl. of acetum
ACETAL n pl. -S a flammable liquid
ACETAMID n pl. -S an amide of acetic acid
ACETATE n pl. -S a salt of acetic acid ACETATED adj
ACETIC adj pertaining to vinegar
ACETIFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to convert into vinegar
ACETIN n pl. -S a chemical compound
ACETONE n pl. -S a flammable liquid ACETONIC adj
ACETOSE adj acetous
ACETOUS adj tasting like vinegar
ACETOXYL n pl. -S a univalent radical
ACETUM n pl. -TA vinegar
ACETYL n pl. -S a univalent radical ACETYLIC adj
ACHE v ACHED, ACHING, ACHES to suffer a dull, continuous pain
ACHENE n pl. -S a type of fruit ACHENIAL adj
ACHIER comparative of achy
ACHIEST superlative of achy
ACHIEVE v ACHIEVED, ACHIEVING, ACHIEVES to carry out successfully
ACHIEVER n pl. -S one that achieves
ACHILLEA n pl. -S yarrow
ACHINESS n pl. -ES the state of being achy
ACHING present participle of ache
ACHINGLY adv in an aching manner
ACHIOTE n pl. -S a yellowish red dye
ACHOLIA n pl. -S a lack of bile
ACHOO interj ahchoo
ACHROMAT n pl. -S a type of lens
ACHROMIC adj having no color
ACHY adj ACHIER, ACHIEST aching
ACICULA n pl. -LAE or -LAS a needlelike part or process ACICULAR adj
ACICULUM n pl. -LA or -LUMS a bristlelike part
ACID n pl. -S a type of chemical compound
ACIDEMIA n pl. -S a condition of increased acidity of the blood
ACIDHEAD n pl. -S one who uses LSD
ACIDIC adj sour
ACIDIFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to convert into an acid
ACIDITY n pl. -TIES sourness
ACIDLY adv sourly
ACIDNESS n pl. -ES acidity
ACIDOSIS n pl. -DOSES an abnormal condition of the blood ACIDOTIC adj
ACIDURIA n pl. -S a condition of having excessive amounts of acid in the urine
ACIDY adj sour
ACIERATE v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES to turn into steel
ACIFORM adj needle-shaped
ACING present participle of ace
ACINUS n pl. -NI a small, saclike division of a gland ACINAR, ACINIC, ACINOSE, ACINOUS adj
ACKEE n pl. -S akee
ACLINIC adj having no inclination
ACME n pl. -S the highest point ACMATIC, ACMIC adj
ACNE n pl. -S a skin disease ACNED adj
ACNODE n pl. -S an element of a mathematical set that is isolated from the other elements
ACOCK adj cocked
ACOLD adj cold
ACOLYTE n pl. -S an assistant
ACONITE n pl. -S a poisonous herb ACONITIC adj
ACONITUM n pl. -S aconite
ACORN n pl. -S the fruit of the oak tree
ACOUSTIC n pl. -S a hearing aid
ACQUAINT v -ED, -ING, -S to cause to know
ACQUEST n pl. -S something acquired
ACQUIRE v -QUIRED, -QUIRING, -QUIRES to come into possession of
ACQUIRER n pl. -S one that acquires
ACQUIT v -QUITTED, -QUITTING, -QUITS to free or clear from a charge of fault or crime
ACRASIA n pl. -S a lack of self-control
ACRASIN n pl. -S a substance secreted by the cells of a slime mold
ACRE n pl. -S a unit of area
ACREAGE n pl. -S area in acres
ACRED adj owning many acres
ACRID adj -RIDER, -RIDEST sharp and harsh to the taste or smell
ACRIDINE n pl. -S a chemical compound
ACRIDITY n pl. -TIES the state of being acrid
ACRIDLY adv in an acrid manner
ACRIMONY n pl. -NIES sharpness or bitterness of speech or temper
ACROBAT n pl. -S one skilled in feats of agility and balance
ACRODONT n pl. -S an animal having rootless teeth
ACROGEN n pl. -S a plant growing at the apex only
ACROLECT n pl. -S a high form of a language
ACROLEIN n pl. -S a flammable liquid
ACROLITH n pl. -S a type of statue
ACROMION n pl. -MIA the outward end of the shoulder blade ACROMIAL adj
ACRONIC adj occurring at sunset
ACRONYM n pl. -S a word formed from the initials of a compound term or series of words
ACROSOME n pl. -S a thin sac at the head of a sperm
ACROSS prep from one side of to the other
ACROSTIC n pl. -S a poem in which certain letters taken in order form a word or phrase
ACROTISM n pl. -S weakness of the pulse ACROTIC adj
ACRYLATE n pl. -S an acrylic
ACRYLIC n pl. -S a type of resin
ACT v -ED, -ING, -S to do something
ACTA n/pl recorded proceedings
ACTABLE adj suitable for performance on the stage
ACTIN n pl. -S a protein in muscle tissue
ACTINAL adj having tentacles
ACTING n pl. -S the occupation of an actor
ACTINIA n pl. -IAE or -IAS a marine animal
ACTINIAN n pl. -S actinia
ACTINIC adj pertaining to actinism
ACTINIDE n pl. -S any of a series of radioactive elements
ACTINISM n pl. -S the property of radiant energy that effects chemical changes
ACTINIUM n pl. -S a radioactive element
ACTINOID n pl. -S an actinide
ACTINON n pl. -S an isotope of radon
ACTION n pl. -S the process of acting
ACTIVATE v -VATED, -VATING, -VATES to set in motion
ACTIVE n pl. -S a participating member of an organization
ACTIVELY adv with activity
ACTIVISM n pl. -S a doctrine that emphasizes direct and decisive action
ACTIVIST n pl. -S an advocate of activism
ACTIVITY n pl. -TIES brisk action or movement
ACTIVIZE v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES to activate
ACTOR n pl. -S a theatrical performer ACTORISH adj
ACTRESS n pl. -ES a female actor ACTRESSY adj
ACTUAL adj existing in fact ACTUALLY adv
ACTUARY n pl. -ARIES a statistician who computes insurance risks and premiums
ACTUATE v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES to set into action or motion
ACTUATOR n pl. -S one that actuates
ACUATE adj sharp
ACUITY n pl. -ITIES sharpness
ACULEATE adj having a sting
ACULEUS n pl. -LEI a sharp-pointed part
ACUMEN n pl. -S mental keenness
ACUTANCE n pl. -S a measure of photographic clarity
ACUTE adj ACUTER, ACUTEST marked by sharpness or severity ACUTELY adv
ACUTE n pl. -S a type of accent mark
ACYCLIC adj not cyclic
ACYL n pl. -S a univalent radical
ACYLATE v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES to introduce acyl into
ACYLOIN n pl. -S a type of chemical compound
AD n pl. -S an advertisement
ADAGE n pl. -S a traditional saying expressing a common observation ADAGIAL adj
ADAGIO n pl. -GIOS a musical composition or movement played in a slow tempo
ADAMANCE n pl. -S adamancy
ADAMANCY n pl. -CIES unyielding hardness
ADAMANT n pl. -S an extremely hard substance
ADAMSITE n pl. -S a lung-irritating gas
ADAPT v -ED, -ING, -S to make suitable
ADAPTER n pl. -S one that adapts
ADAPTION n pl. -S the act of adapting ADAPTIVE adj
ADAPTOR n pl. -S adapter
ADAXIAL adj situated on the same side as
ADD v -ED, -ING, -S to combine or join so as to bring about an increase ADDABLE adj
ADDAX n pl. -ES a large antelope
ADDEDLY adv additionally
ADDEND n pl. -S a number to be added to another
ADDENDUM n pl. -DA something added or to be added
ADDER n pl. -S a venomous snake
ADDIBLE adj capable of being added
ADDICT v -ED, -ING, -S to devote or surrender to something habitually or compulsively
ADDITION n pl. -S something added
ADDITIVE n pl. -S a substance added to another to impart desirable qualities
ADDITORY adj making an addition
ADDLE v -DLED, -DLING, -DLES to confuse
ADDRESS v -DRESSED or -DREST, -DRESSING, -DRESSES to speak to
ADDUCE v -DUCED, -DUCING, -DUCES to bring forward as evidence
ADDUCENT adj serving to adduct
ADDUCER n pl. -S one that adduces
ADDUCING present participle of adduce
ADDUCT v -ED, -ING, -S to draw toward the main axis
ADDUCTOR n pl. -S an adducent muscle
ADEEM v -ED, -ING, -S to take away
ADENINE n pl. -S an alkaloid
ADENITIS n pl. -TISES inflammation of a lymph node
ADENOID n pl. -S an enlarged lymphoid growth behind the pharynx
ADENOMA n pl. -MAS or -MATA a tumor of glandular origin
ADENOSIS n pl. -NOSES abnormal growth of glandular tissue
ADENYL n pl. -S a univalent radical
ADEPT adj ADEPTER, ADEPTEST highly skilled ADEPTLY adv
ADEPT n pl. -S an adept person
ADEQUACY n pl. -CIES the state of being adequate
ADEQUATE adj sufficient for a specific requirement
ADHERE v -HERED, -HERING, -HERES to become or remain attached or close to something
ADHEREND n pl. -S the surface to which an adhesive adheres
ADHERENT n pl. -S a supporter
ADHERER n pl. -S one that adheres
ADHERING present participle of adhere
ADHESION n pl. -S the act of adhering
ADHESIVE n pl. -S a substance that causes adhesion
ADHIBIT v -ED, -ING, -S to take or let in
ADIEU n pl. ADIEUS or ADIEUX a farewell
ADIOS interj -- used to express farewell
ADIPOSE n pl. -S animal fat ADIPIC adj
ADIPOSIS n pl. -POSES obesity
ADIPOUS adj pertaining to adipose
ADIT n pl. -S an entrance
ADJACENT adj next to
ADJOIN v -ED, -ING, -S to lie next to
ADJOINT n pl. -S a type of mathematical matrix
ADJOURN v -ED, -ING, -S to suspend until a later time
ADJUDGE v -JUDGED, -JUDGING, -JUDGES to determine judicially
ADJUNCT n pl. -S something attached in a subordinate position
ADJURE v -JURED, -JURING, -JURES to command solemnly
ADJURER n pl. -S one that adjures
ADJUROR n pl. -S adjurer
ADJUST v -ED, -ING, -S to bring to a more satisfactory state
ADJUSTER n pl. -S one that adjusts
ADJUSTOR n pl. -S adjuster
ADJUTANT n pl. -S an assistant
ADJUVANT n pl. -S an assistant
ADMAN n pl. -MEN a man employed in the advertising business
ADMASS adj pertaining to a society strongly influenced by advertising
ADMIRAL n pl. -S a high-ranking naval officer
ADMIRE v -MIRED, -MIRING, -MIRES to regard with wonder, pleasure, and approval
ADMIRER n pl. -S one that admires
ADMIT v -MITTED, -MITTING, -MITS to allow to enter
ADMITTER n pl. -S one that admits
ADMIX v -MIXED or -MIXT, -MIXING, -MIXES to mix
ADMONISH v -ED, -ING, -ES to reprove mildly or kindly
ADNATE adj joined to another part or organ
ADNATION n pl. -S the state of being adnate
ADNEXA n/pl conjoined anatomical parts ADNEXAL adj
ADNOUN n pl. -S an adjective when used as a noun
ADO n pl. ADOS bustling excitement
ADOBE n pl. -S an unburnt, sun-dried brick
ADOBO n pl. -BOS a Philippine dish of fish or meat
ADONIS n pl. -ISES a handsome young man
ADOPT v -ED, -ING, -S to take into one's family by legal means
ADOPTEE n pl. -S one that is adopted
ADOPTER n pl. -S one that adopts
ADOPTION n pl. -S the act of adopting ADOPTIVE adj
ADORABLE adj worthy of being adored ADORABLY adv
ADORE v ADORED, ADORING, ADORES to love deeply
ADORER n pl. -S one that adores
ADORN v -ED, -ING, -S to add something to for the purpose of making more attractive
ADORNER n pl. -S one that adorns
ADOWN adv downward
ADOZE adj dozing
ADRENAL n pl. -S an endocrine gland
ADRIFT adj drifting
ADROIT adj ADROITER, ADROITEST skillful ADROITLY adv
ADSCRIPT n pl. -S a distinguishing symbol written after another character
ADSORB v -ED, -ING, -S to gather on a surface in a condensed layer
ADSORBER n pl. -S one that absorbs
ADULARIA n pl. -S a mineral
ADULATE v -LATED, -LATING, -LATES to praise excessively
ADULATOR n pl. -S one that adulates
ADULT n pl. -S a fully developed individual
ADULTERY n pl. -TERIES voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and someone other than his or her spouse
ADULTLY adv in a manner typical of an adult
ADUMBRAL adj shadowy
ADUNC adj bent inward
ADUNCATE adj adunc
ADUNCOUS adj adunc
ADUST adj scorched
ADVANCE v -VANCED, -VANCING, -VANCES to move or cause to move ahead
ADVANCER n pl. -S one that advances
ADVECT v -ED, -ING, -S to convey or transport by the flow of a fluid
ADVENT n pl. -S arrival
ADVERB n pl. -S a word used to modify the meaning of a verb, adjective, or other adverb
ADVERSE adj acting in opposition
ADVERT v -ED, -ING, -S to call attention
ADVICE n pl. -S recommendation regarding a decision or course of conduct
ADVISE v -VISED, -VISING, -VISES to give advice to
ADVISEE n pl. -S one that is advised
ADVISER n pl. -S one that advises
ADVISING present participle of advise
ADVISOR n pl. -S adviser
ADVISORY n pl. -RIES a report giving information
ADVOCACY n pl. -CIES the act of advocating
ADVOCATE v -CATED, -CATING, -CATES to speak in favor of
ADVOWSON n pl. -S the right of presenting a nominee to a vacant church office
ADYNAMIA n pl. -S lack of physical strength ADYNAMIC adj
ADYTUM n pl. -TA an inner sanctuary in an ancient temple
ADZ n pl. -ES a cutting tool
ADZE n pl. -S adz
ADZUKI n pl. -S a type of bean
AE adj one
AECIA pl. of aecium
AECIAL adj pertaining to an aecium
AECIDIAL adj pertaining to an aecium
AECIDIUM n pl. -IA an aecium
AECIUM n pl. -IA a spore-producing organ of certain fungi
AEDES n pl. AEDES any of a genus of mosquitoes
AEDILE n pl. -S a magistrate of ancient Rome
AEDINE adj pertaining to an aedes
AEGIS n pl. -GISES protection
AENEOUS adj having a greenish gold color
AENEUS adj aeneous
AEOLIAN adj eolian
AEON n pl. -S eon
AEONIAN adj eonian
AEONIC adj eonian
AEQUORIN n pl. -S a protein secreted by jellyfish
AERATE v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES to supply with air
AERATION n pl. -S the act of aerating
AERATOR n pl. -S one that aerates
AERIAL n pl. -S an antenna
AERIALLY adv in a manner pertaining to the air
AERIE n pl. -S a bird's nest built high on a mountain or cliff AERIED adj
AERIER comparative of aery
AERIES pl. of aery
AERIEST superlative of aery
AERIFORM adj having the form of air
AERIFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to aerate
AERILY adv in an aery manner
AERO adj pertaining to aircraft
AEROBE n pl. -S an organism that requires oxygen to live AEROBIC adj
AEROBICS n/pl exercises for conditioning the heart and lungs by increasing oxygen consumption
AEROBIUM n pl. -BIA aerobe
AERODUCT n pl. -S a type of jet engine
AERODYNE n pl. -S an aircraft that is heavier than air
AEROFOIL n pl. -S airfoil
AEROGEL n pl. -S a highly porous solid
AEROGRAM n pl. -S an airmail letter
AEROLITE n pl. -S a meteorite containing more stone than iron
AEROLITH n pl. -S aerolite
AEROLOGY n pl. -GIES the study of the atmosphere
AERONAUT n pl. -S one who operates an airship
AERONOMY n pl. -MIES the study of the upper atmosphere
AEROSAT n pl. -S a satellite for use in air-traffic control
AEROSOL n pl. -S a gaseous suspension of fine solid or liquid particles
AEROSTAT n pl. -S an aircraft that is lighter than air
AERUGO n pl. -GOS a green film that forms on copper
AERY adj AERIER, AERIEST airy
AERY n pl. AERIES aerie
AESTHETE n pl. -S esthete
AESTIVAL adj estival
AETHER n pl. -S the upper region of the atmosphere AETHERIC adj
AFAR n pl. -S a great distance
AFEARD adj afraid
AFEARED adj afeard
AFEBRILE adj having no fever
AFF adv off
AFFABLE adj easy to talk to AFFABLY adv
AFFAIR n pl. -S anything done or to be done
AFFAIRE n pl. -S a brief amorous relationship
AFFECT v -ED, -ING, -S to give a false appearance of
AFFECTER n pl. -S one that affects
AFFERENT n pl. -S a nerve that conveys impulses toward a nerve center
AFFIANCE v -ANCED, -ANCING, -ANCES to betroth
AFFIANT n pl. -S one who makes a written declaration under oath
AFFICHE n pl. -S a poster
AFFINAL adj related by marriage
AFFINE n pl. -S a relative by marriage
AFFINED adj closely related
AFFINELY adv in the manner of a type of mathematical mapping
AFFINITY n pl. -TIES a natural attraction or inclination
AFFIRM v -ED, -ING, -S to state positively
AFFIRMER n pl. -S one that affirms
AFFIX v -ED, -ING, -ES to attach
AFFIXAL adj pertaining to a prefix or suffix
AFFIXER n pl. -S one that affixes
AFFIXIAL adj affixal
AFFLATUS n pl. -ES a creative inspiration
AFFLICT v -ED, -ING, -S to distress with mental or physical pain
AFFLUENT n pl. -S a stream that flows into another
AFFLUX n pl. -ES a flowing toward a point
AFFORD v -ED, -ING, -S to have sufficient means for
AFFOREST v -ED, -ING, -S to convert into forest
AFFRAY v -ED, -ING, -S to frighten
AFFRAYER n pl. -S one that affrays
AFFRIGHT v -ED, -ING, -S to frighten
AFFRONT v -ED, -ING, -S to insult openly
AFFUSION n pl. -S an act of pouring a liquid on
AFGHAN n pl. -S a woolen blanket or shawl
AFGHANI n pl. -S a monetary unit of Afghanistan
AFIELD adv in the field
AFIRE adj being on fire
AFLAME adj flaming
AFLOAT adj floating
AFLUTTER adj nervously excited
AFOOT adv on foot
AFORE adv before
AFOUL adj entangled
AFRAID adj filled with apprehension
AFREET n pl. -S an evil spirit in Arabic mythology
AFRESH adv anew
AFRIT n pl. -S afreet
AFT adv toward the stern
AFTER prep behind in place or order
AFTERS n/pl dessert
AFTERTAX adj remaining after payment of taxes
AFTMOST adj nearest the stern
AFTOSA n pl. -S a disease of hoofed mammals
AG adj pertaining to agriculture
AGA n pl. -S a high-ranking Turkish military officer
AGAIN adv once more
AGAINST prep in opposition to
AGALLOCH n pl. -S the fragrant wood of a tropical tree
AGALWOOD n pl. -S agalloch
AGAMA n pl. -S a tropical lizard
AGAMETE n pl. -S an asexual reproductive cell
AGAMIC adj asexual
AGAMOUS adj agamic
AGAPE n pl. -PAE or -PAI the love of God for mankind AGAPEIC adj
AGAR n pl. -S a viscous substance obtained from certain seaweeds
AGARIC n pl. -S any of a family of fungi
AGAROSE n pl. -S a sugar obtained from agar
AGATE n pl. -S a variety of quartz AGATOID adj
AGATIZE v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES to cause to resemble agate
AGAVE n pl. -S a tropical plant
AGAZE adj gazing
AGE v AGED, AGING or AGEING, AGES to grow old
AGEDLY adv oldly
AGEDNESS n pl. -ES oldness
AGEE adv to one side
AGEING n pl. -S aging
AGEISM n pl. -S discrimination based on age
AGEIST n pl. -S an advocate of ageism
AGELESS adj never growing old
AGELONG adj lasting for a long time
AGENCY n pl. -CIES an organization that does business for others
AGENDA n pl. -S a list of things to be done
AGENDUM n pl. -S an item on an agenda
AGENE n pl. -S a chemical compound used in bleaching flour
AGENESIA n pl. -S agenesis
AGENESIS n pl. AGENESES absence or imperfect development of a bodily part AGENETIC adj
AGENIZE v -NIZED, -NIZING, -NIZES to treat with agene
AGENT n pl. -S one who is authorized to act for another AGENTIAL adj
AGENTING n pl. -S the business or activities of an agent
AGENTIVE n pl. -S a word part that denotes the doer of an action
AGENTRY n pl. -RIES the office or duties of an agent
AGER n pl. -S one that ages
AGERATUM n pl. -S a flowering plant
AGGADIC adj haggadic
AGGER n pl. -S a mound of earth used as a fortification
AGGIE n pl. -S a type of playing marble
AGGRADE v -GRADED, -GRADING, -GRADES to fill with detrital material
AGGRESS v -ED, -ING, -ES to commit the first act of hostility
AGGRIEVE v -GRIEVED, -GRIEVING, -GRIEVES to distress
AGGRO n pl. -GROS a rivalry or grievance
AGHA n pl. -S aga
AGHAST adj shocked by something horrible
AGILE adj able to move quickly and easily AGILELY adv
AGILITY n pl. -TIES the quality of being agile
AGIN prep against
AGING n pl. -S the process of growing old
AGINNER n pl. -S one that is against change
AGIO n pl. AGIOS a premium paid for the exchange of one currency for another
AGIOTAGE n pl. -S the business of a broker
AGISM n pl. -S ageism
AGIST v -ED, -ING, -S to feed and take care of for a fee, as livestock
AGITATE v -TATED, -TATING, -TATES to move with a violent, irregular action AGITABLE adj
AGITATO adj fast and stirring -- used as a musical direction
AGITATOR n pl. -S one that agitates
AGITPROP n pl. -S pro-Communist propaganda
AGLARE adj glaring
AGLEAM adj gleaming
AGLEE adv agley
AGLET n pl. -S a metal sheath at the end of a lace
AGLEY adv awry
AGLIMMER adj glimmering
AGLITTER adj glittering
AGLOW adj glowing
AGLY adv agley
AGLYCON n pl. -S a type of chemical compound
AGLYCONE n pl. -S aglycon
AGMA n pl. -S eng
AGMINATE adj clustered together
AGNAIL n pl. -S a piece of loose skin at the base of a fingernail
AGNATE n pl. -S a relative on the father's side AGNATIC adj
AGNATION n pl. -S the relationship of agnates
AGNIZE v -NIZED, -NIZING, -NIZES to acknowledge
AGNOMEN n pl. -MINA or -MENS an additional name given to an ancient Roman
AGNOSIA n pl. -S loss of ability to recognize familiar objects
AGNOSTIC n pl. -S one who disclaims any knowledge of God
AGO adv in the past
AGOG adv in a state of eager curiosity
AGON n pl. -S or -ES the dramatic conflict between the main characters in a Greek play
AGONAL adj pertaining to agony
AGONE adv ago
AGONES a pl. of agon
AGONIC adj not forming an angle
AGONIES pl. of agony
AGONISE v -NISED, -NISING, -NISES to agonize
AGONIST n pl. -S one that is engaged in a struggle
AGONIZE v -NIZED, -NIZING, -NIZES to suffer extreme pain
AGONY n pl. -NIES extreme pain
AGORA n pl. -RAS or -RAE a marketplace in ancient Greece
AGORA n pl. AGOROT or AGOROTH a monetary unit of Israel
AGOUTI n pl. -S or -ES a burrowing rodent
AGOUTY n pl. -TIES agouti
AGRAFE n pl. -S agraffe
AGRAFFE n pl. -S an ornamental clasp
AGRAPHA n/pl the sayings of Jesus not found in the Bible
AGRAPHIA n pl. -S a mental disorder marked by inability to write AGRAPHIC adj
AGRARIAN n pl. -S one who favors equal distribution of land
AGRAVIC adj pertaining to a condition of no gravitation
AGREE v AGREED, AGREEING, AGREES to have the same opinion
AGRESTAL adj growing wild
AGRESTIC adj rural
AGRIA n pl. -S severe pustular eruption
AGRIMONY n pl. -NIES a perennial herb
AGROLOGY n pl. -GIES the science of soils in relation to crops
AGRONOMY n pl. -MIES the application of scientific principles to the cultivation of land
AGROUND adv on the ground
AGRYPNIA n pl. -S insomnia
AGUE n pl. -S a malarial fever AGUELIKE, AGUISH adj AGUISHLY adv
AGUEWEED n pl. -S a flowering plant
AH interj -- used to express delight, relief, or contempt
AHA interj -- used to express surprise, triumph, or derision
AHCHOO interj -- used to represent the sound of a sneeze
AHEAD adv at or to the front
AHEM interj -- used to attract attention
AHIMSA n pl. -S the Hindu principle of nonviolence
AHOLD n pl. -S a hold or grasp of something
AHORSE adv on a horse
AHOY interj -- used in hailing a ship or person
AHULL adj abandoned and flooded, as a ship
AI n pl. -S a three-toed sloth
AIBLINS adv ablins
AID v -ED, -ING, -S to help
AIDE n pl. -S an assistant
AIDER n pl. -S one that aids
AIDFUL adj helpful
AIDLESS adj helpless
AIDMAN n pl. -MEN a corpsman
AIGLET n pl. -S aglet
AIGRET n pl. -S aigrette
AIGRETTE n pl. -S a tuft of feathers worn as a head ornament
AIGUILLE n pl. -S a sharp, pointed mountain peak
AIKIDO n pl. -DOS a Japanese art of self-defense
AIL v -ED, -ING, -S to cause pain or discomfort to
AILERON n pl. -S a movable control surface on an airplane wing
AILMENT n pl. -S a physical or mental disorder
AIM v -ED, -ING, -S to direct toward a specified object or goal
AIMER n pl. -S one that aims
AIMFUL adj full of purpose AIMFULLY adv
AIMLESS adj lacking direction or purpose
AIN n pl. -S ayin
AINSELL n pl. -S own self
AIOLI n pl. -S garlic mayonnaise
AIR adv AIRER, AIREST early
AIR v -ED, -ING, -S to expose to the air (the mixture of gases that surrounds the earth)
AIRBOAT n pl. -S a boat used in swampy areas
AIRBORNE adj flying
AIRBOUND adj stopped up by air
AIRBRUSH v -ED, -ING, -ES to apply in a fine spray by compressed air, as paint
AIRBURST n pl. -S an explosion in the air
AIRBUS n pl. -BUSES or -BUSSES a passenger airplane
AIRCHECK n pl. -S a recording made from a radio broadcast
AIRCOACH n pl. -ES the cheaper class of accommodations in commercial aircraft
AIRCRAFT n pl. AIRCRAFT any machine or device capable of flying
AIRCREW n pl. -S the crew of an aircraft
AIRDATE n pl. -S the scheduled date of a broadcast
AIRDROME n pl. -S an airport
AIRDROP v -DROPPED, -DROPPING, -DROPS to drop from an aircraft
AIRER n pl. -S a frame on which to dry clothes
AIRFARE n pl. -S payment for travel by airplane
AIRFIELD n pl. -S an airport
AIRFLOW n pl. -S a flow of air
AIRFOIL n pl. -S a part of an aircraft designed to provide lift or control
AIRFRAME n pl. -S the framework and external covering of an airplane
AIRGLOW n pl. -S a glow in the upper atmosphere
AIRHEAD n pl. -S a stupid person
AIRHOLE n pl. -S a hole to let air in or out
AIRIER comparative of airy
AIRIEST superlative of airy
AIRILY adv in an airy manner
AIRINESS n pl. -ES the state of being airy
AIRING n pl. -S an exposure to the air
AIRLESS adj having no air
AIRLIFT v -ED, -ING, -S to transport by airplane
AIRLIKE adj resembling air
AIRLINE n pl. -S an air transportation system
AIRLINER n pl. -S a large passenger aircraft
AIRMAIL v -ED, -ING, -S to send mail by airplane
AIRMAN n pl. -MEN an aviator
AIRN n pl. -S iron
AIRPARK n pl. -S a small airport
AIRPLANE n pl. -S a winged aircraft propelled by jet engines or propellers
AIRPLAY n pl. -PLAYS the playing of a record on a radio program
AIRPORT n pl. -S a tract of land maintained for the landing and takeoff of aircraft
AIRPOST n pl. -S a system of conveying mail by airplane
AIRPOWER n pl. -S the military strength of a nation's air force
AIRPROOF v -ED, -ING, -S to make impermeable to air
AIRSCAPE n pl. -S a view of the earth from an aircraft or a high position
AIRSCREW n pl. -S an airplane propeller
AIRSHED n pl. -S the air supply of a given region
AIRSHIP n pl. -S a lighter-than-air aircraft having propulsion and steering systems
AIRSICK adj nauseated from flying in an airplane
AIRSPACE n pl. -S the portion of the atmosphere above a particular land area
AIRSPEED n pl. -S the speed of an aircraft with relation to the air
AIRSTRIP n pl. -S a runway
AIRT v -ED, -ING, -S to guide
AIRTH v -ED, -ING, -S to airt
AIRTIGHT adj not allowing air to escape or enter
AIRTIME n pl. -S the time when a broadcast begins
AIRWARD adv toward the sky
AIRWAVE n pl. -S the medium of radio and television transmission
AIRWAY n pl. -WAYS a passageway in which air circulates
AIRWISE adj skillful in aviation
AIRWOMAN n pl. -WOMEN a female aviator
AIRY adj AIRIER, AIRIEST having the nature of air
AISLE n pl. -S a passageway between sections of seats AISLED adj
AISLEWAY n pl. -WAYS an aisle
AIT n pl. -S a small island
AITCH n pl. -ES the letter H
AIVER n pl. -S a draft horse
AJAR adj partly open
AJEE adv agee
AJIVA n pl. -S inanimate matter
AJOWAN n pl. -S the fruit of an Egyptian plant
AJUGA n pl. -S a flowering plant
AKEE n pl. -S a tropical tree
AKELA n pl. -S a leader of a cub scout pack
AKENE n pl. -S achene
AKIMBO adj having hands on hips and elbows bent outward
AKIN adj related by blood
AKVAVIT n pl. -S aquavit
AL n pl. -S an East Indian tree
ALA n pl. ALAE a wing or winglike part
ALACK interj -- used to express sorrow or regret
ALACRITY n pl. -TIES cheerful promptness
ALAE pl. of ala
ALAMEDA n pl. -S a shaded walkway
ALAMO n pl. -MOS a softwood tree
ALAMODE n pl. -S a silk fabric
ALAN n pl. -S a large hunting dog
ALAND n pl. -S alan
ALANE adj alone
ALANG adv along
ALANIN n pl. -S alanine
ALANINE n pl. -S an amino acid
ALANT n pl. -S alan
ALANYL n pl. -S a univalent radical
ALAR adj pertaining to wings
ALARM v -ED, -ING, -S to frighten by a sudden revelation of danger
ALARMISM n pl. -S the practice of alarming others needlessly
ALARMIST n pl. -S one who alarms others needlessly
ALARUM v -ED, -ING, -S to alarm
ALARY adj alar
ALAS interj -- used to express sorrow or regret
ALASKA n pl. -S a heavy fabric
ALASTOR n pl. -S an avenging deity in Greek tragedy
ALATE n pl. -S a winged insect
ALATED adj having wings
ALATION n pl. -S the state of having wings
ALB n pl. -S a long-sleeved vestment
ALBA n pl. -S the white substance of the brain
ALBACORE n pl. -S a marine food fish
ALBATA n pl. -S an alloy of copper, nickel, and zinc
ALBEDO n pl. -DOS or -DOES the ratio of the light reflected by a planet to that received by it
ALBEIT conj although
ALBICORE n pl. -S albacore
ALBINAL adj albinic
ALBINIC adj pertaining to albinism
ALBINISM n pl. -S the condition of being an albino
ALBINO n pl. -NOS an organism lacking normal pigmentation
ALBITE n pl. -S a mineral ALBITIC adj
ALBIZIA n pl. -S a tropical tree
ALBIZZIA n pl. -S albizia
ALBUM n pl. -S a book for preserving photographs or stamps
ALBUMEN n pl. -S the white of an egg
ALBUMIN n pl. -S a simple protein
ALBUMOSE n pl. -S a proteose
ALBURNUM n pl. -S sapwood
ALCADE n pl. -S alcalde
ALCAHEST n pl. -S alkahest
ALCAIC n pl. -S a type of verse form
ALCAIDE n pl. -S the commander of a Spanish fortress
ALCALDE n pl. -S the mayor of a Spanish town
ALCAYDE n pl. -S alcaide
ALCAZAR n pl. -S a Spanish fortress or palace
ALCHEMY n pl. -MIES a medieval form of chemistry ALCHEMIC adj
ALCHYMY n pl. -MIES alchemy
ALCID n pl. -S a diving seabird
ALCIDINE adj pertaining to a family of seabirds
ALCOHOL n pl. -S a flammable liquid
ALCOVE n pl. -S a recessed section of a room ALCOVED adj
ALDEHYDE n pl. -S a type of chemical compound
ALDER n pl. -S a shrub or small tree
ALDERFLY n pl. -FLIES a winged insect
ALDERMAN n pl. -MEN a member of a municipal legislative body
ALDOL n pl. -S a chemical compound
ALDOLASE n pl. -S an enzyme
ALDOSE n pl. -S a type of sugar
ALDRIN n pl. -S an insecticide
ALE n pl. -S an alcoholic beverage
ALEATORY adj pertaining to luck
ALEC n pl. -S a herring
ALEE adv toward the side of a vessel sheltered from the wind
ALEF n pl. -S aleph
ALEGAR n pl. -S sour ale
ALEHOUSE n pl. -S a tavern where ale is sold
ALEMBIC n pl. -S an apparatus formerly used in distilling
ALENCON n pl. -S a needlepoint lace
ALEPH n pl. -S a Hebrew letter
ALERT adj ALERTER, ALERTEST ready for sudden action ALERTLY adv
ALERT v -ED, -ING, -S to warn
ALEURON n pl. -S aleurone
ALEURONE n pl. -S protein matter found in the seeds of certain plants
ALEVIN n pl. -S a young fish
ALEWIFE n pl. -WIVES a marine fish
ALEXIA n pl. -S a cerebral disorder marked by the loss of the ability to read
ALEXIN n pl. -S a substance in the blood that aids in the destruction of bacteria
ALEXINE n pl. -S alexin
ALFA n pl. -S a communications code word for the letter A
ALFAKI n pl. -S alfaqui
ALFALFA n pl. -S a plant cultivated for use as hay and forage
ALFAQUI n pl. -S a teacher of Muslim law
ALFAQUIN n pl. -S alfaqui
ALFORJA n pl. -S a leather bag
ALFRESCO adv outdoors
ALGA n pl. -GAE or -GAS any of a group of primitive aquatic plants ALGAL adj
ALGAROBA n pl. -S the mesquite
ALGEBRA n pl. -S a branch of mathematics
ALGERINE n pl. -S a woolen fabric
ALGICIDE n pl. -S a substance used to kill algae
ALGID adj cold
ALGIDITY n pl. -TIES coldness
ALGIN n pl. -S a viscous substance obtained from certain algae
ALGINATE n pl. -S a chemical salt
ALGOID adj resembling algae
ALGOLOGY n pl. -GIES the study of algae
ALGOR n pl. -S coldness
ALGORISM n pl. -S the Arabic system of arithmetic notation
ALGUM n pl. -S almug
ALIAS n pl. -ES an assumed name
ALIBI v -BIED, -BIING, -BIES or -BIS to make excuses for oneself
ALIBLE adj nourishing
ALIDAD n pl. -S alidade
ALIDADE n pl. -S a device used in angular measurement
ALIEN v -ED, -ING, -S to transfer to another, as property
ALIENAGE n pl. -S the state of being foreign
ALIENATE v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES to make indifferent or unfriendly
ALIENEE n pl. -S one to whom property is transferred
ALIENER n pl. -S alienor
ALIENISM n pl. -S alienage
ALIENIST n pl. -S a physician who treats mental disorders
ALIENLY adv in a foreign manner
ALIENOR n pl. -S one that transfers property
ALIF n pl. -S an Arabic letter
ALIFORM adj shaped like a wing
ALIGHT v ALIGHTED or ALIT, ALIGHTING, ALIGHTS to come down from something
ALIGN v -ED, -ING, -S to arrange in a straight line
ALIGNER n pl. -S one that aligns
ALIKE adj having close resemblance
ALIMENT v -ED, -ING, -S to nourish
ALIMONY n pl. -NIES an allowance paid to a woman by her divorced husband
ALINE v ALINED, ALINING, ALINES to align
ALINER n pl. -S aligner
ALIPED n pl. -S an animal having a membrane connecting the toes
ALIQUANT adj not dividing evenly into another number
ALIQUOT n pl. -S a number that divides evenly into another
ALIST adj leaning to one side
ALIT a past tense of alight
ALIUNDE adv from a source extrinsic to the matter at hand
ALIVE adj having life
ALIYA n pl. -S aliyah
ALIYAH n pl. -YAHS or -YOS or -YOT the immigration of Jews to Israel
ALIZARIN n pl. -S a red dye
ALKAHEST n pl. -S the hypothetical universal solvent sought by alchemists
ALKALI n pl. -LIES or -LIS a type of chemical compound ALKALIC adj
ALKALIFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to alkalize
ALKALIN adj alkaline
ALKALINE adj containing an alkali
ALKALISE v -LISED, -LISING, -LISES to alkalize
ALKALIZE v -LIZED, -LIZING, -LIZES to convert into an alkali
ALKALOID n pl. -S a type of chemical compound
ALKANE n pl. -S a type of chemical compound
ALKANET n pl. -S a European plant
ALKENE n pl. -S a type of chemical compound
ALKIES pl. of alky
ALKINE n pl. -S alkyne
ALKOXIDE n pl. -S a type of chemical salt
ALKOXY adj containing a univalent radical composed of alkyl united with oxygen
ALKY n pl. -KIES one who is habitually drunk
ALKYD n pl. -S a synthetic resin
ALKYL n pl. -S a univalent radical ALKYLIC adj
ALKYLATE v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES to combine with alkyl
ALKYNE n pl. -S a type of chemical compound
ALL n pl. -S everything that one has
ALLANITE n pl. -S a mineral
ALLAY v -ED, -ING, -S to reduce in intensity or severity
ALLAYER n pl. -S one that allays
ALLEE n pl. -S a tree-lined walkway
ALLEGE v -LEGED, -LEGING, -LEGES to assert without proof or before proving
ALLEGER n pl. -S one that alleges
ALLEGORY n pl. -RIES a story presenting a moral principle
ALLEGRO n pl. -GROS a musical passage played in rapid tempo
ALLELE n pl. -S any of several forms of a gene ALLELIC adj
ALLELISM n pl. -S the state of possessing alleles
ALLELUIA n pl. -S a song of praise to God
ALLERGEN n pl. -S a substance capable of inducing an allergy
ALLERGIC adj pertaining to allergy
ALLERGIN n pl. -S allergen
ALLERGY n pl. -GIES a state of hypersensitive reaction to certain things
ALLEY n pl. -LEYS a narrow passageway
ALLEYWAY n pl. -WAYS an alley
ALLHEAL n pl. -S a medicinal herb
ALLIABLE adj capable of being allied
ALLIANCE n pl. -S an association formed to further the common interests of its members
ALLICIN n pl. -S a liquid compound
ALLIED past tense of ally
ALLIES present 3d person sing. of ally
ALLIUM n pl. -S a bulbous herb
ALLOBAR n pl. -S a change in barometric pressure
ALLOCATE v -CATED, -CATING, -CATES to set apart for a particular purpose
ALLOD n pl. -S allodium
ALLODIUM n pl. -DIA land held in absolute ownership ALLODIAL adj
ALLOGAMY n pl. -MIES fertilization of a flower by pollen from another
ALLONGE n pl. -S an addition to a document
ALLONYM n pl. -S the name of one person assumed by another
ALLOPATH n pl. -S one who treats diseases by producing effects incompatible with those of the disease
ALLOT v -LOTTED, -LOTTING, -LOTS to give as a share or portion
ALLOTTEE n pl. -S one to whom something is allotted
ALLOTTER n pl. -S one that allots
ALLOTTING present participle of allot
ALLOTYPE n pl. -S a type of antibody
ALLOTYPY n pl. -TYPIES the condition of being an allotype
ALLOVER n pl. -S a fabric having a pattern extending over the entire surface
ALLOW v -ED, -ING, -S to put no obstacle in the way of
ALLOXAN n pl. -S a chemical compound
ALLOY v -ED, -ING, -S to combine to form an alloy (a homogenous mixture of metals)
ALLSEED n pl. -S a plant having many seeds
ALLSPICE n pl. -S a tropical tree
ALLUDE v -LUDED, -LUDING, -LUDES to make an indirect reference
ALLURE v -LURED, -LURING, -LURES to attract with something desirable
ALLURER n pl. -S one that allures
ALLUSION n pl. -S the act of alluding ALLUSIVE adj
ALLUVIA a pl. of alluvium
ALLUVIAL n pl. -S soil composed of alluvium
ALLUVION n pl. -S alluvium
ALLUVIUM n pl. -VIA or -VIUMS detrital material deposited by running water
ALLY v -LIED, -LYING, -LIES to unite in a formal relationship
ALLYL n pl. -S a univalent radical ALLYLIC adj
ALMA n pl. -S almah
ALMAGEST n pl. -S a medieval treatise on astrology or alchemy
ALMAH n pl. -S an Egyptian girl who sings and dances professionally
ALMANAC n pl. -S an annual publication containing general information
ALME n pl. -S almah
ALMEH n pl. -S almah
ALMEMAR n pl. -S a bema
ALMIGHTY adj having absolute power over all
ALMNER n pl. -S almoner
ALMOND n pl. -S the edible nut of a small tree
ALMONER n pl. -S one that distributes alms
ALMONRY n pl. -RIES a place where alms are distributed
ALMOST adv very nearly
ALMS n pl. ALMS money or goods given to the poor
ALMSMAN n pl. -MEN one who receives alms
ALMUCE n pl. -S a hooded cape
ALMUD n pl. -S a Spanish unit of capacity
ALMUDE n pl. -S almud
ALMUG n pl. -S a precious wood mentioned in the Bible
ALNICO n pl. -COES a magnetic alloy
ALODIUM n pl. -DIA allodium ALODIAL adj
ALOE n pl. -S an African plant ALOETIC adj
ALOFT adv in or into the air
ALOGICAL adj being outside the bounds of that to which logic can apply
ALOHA n pl. -S love -- used as a greeting or farewell
ALOIN n pl. -S a laxative
ALONE adj apart from others
ALONG adv onward
ALOOF adj distant in interest or feeling ALOOFLY adv
ALOPECIA n pl. -S baldness ALOPECIC adj
ALOUD adv audibly
ALOW adv in or to a lower position
ALP n pl. -S a high mountain
ALPACA n pl. -S a ruminant mammal
ALPHA n pl. -S a Greek letter
ALPHABET v -ED, -ING, -S to arrange in the customary order of the letters of a language
ALPHORN n pl. -S a wooden horn used by Swiss herdsmen
ALPHOSIS n pl. -SISES lack of skin pigmentation
ALPHYL n pl. -S a univalent radical
ALPINE n pl. -S a plant native to high mountain regions
ALPINELY adv in a lofty manner
ALPINISM n pl. -S mountain climbing
ALPINIST n pl. -S a mountain climber
ALREADY adv by this time
ALRIGHT adj satisfactory
ALSIKE n pl. -S a European clover
ALSO adv in addition
ALT n pl. -S a high-pitched musical note
ALTAR n pl. -S a raised structure used in worship
ALTER v -ED, -ING, -S to make different
ALTERANT n pl. -S something that alters
ALTERER n pl. -S one that alters
ALTHAEA n pl. -S althea
ALTHEA n pl. -S a flowering plant
ALTHO conj although
ALTHORN n pl. -S a brass wind instrument
ALTHOUGH conj despite the fact that
ALTITUDE n pl. -S the vertical elevation of an object above a given level
ALTO n pl. -TOS a low female singing voice
ALTOIST n pl. -S one who plays the alto saxophone
ALTRUISM n pl. -S selfless devotion to the welfare of others
ALTRUIST n pl. -S one that practices altruism
ALUDEL n pl. -S a pear-shaped vessel
ALULA n pl. -LAE a tuft of feathers on the first digit of a bird's wing ALULAR adj
ALUM n pl. -S a chemical compound
ALUMIN n pl. -S alumina
ALUMINA n pl. -S an oxide of aluminum
ALUMINE n pl. -S alumina
ALUMINUM n pl. -S a metallic element ALUMINIC adj
ALUMNA n pl. -NAE a female graduate
ALUMNUS n pl. -NI a male graduate
ALUMROOT n pl. -S a flowering plant
ALUNITE n pl. -S a mineral
ALVEOLAR n pl. -S a sound produced with the tongue touching a place just behind the front teeth
ALVEOLUS n pl. -LI a small anatomical cavity
ALVINE adj pertaining to the abdomen and lower intestines
ALWAY adv always
ALWAYS adv at all times
ALYSSUM n pl. -S a flowering plant
AM present 1st person sing. of be
AMA n pl. -S amah
AMADAVAT n pl. -S an Asian songbird
AMADOU n pl. -S a substance prepared from fungi for use as tinder
AMAH n pl. -S an Oriental nurse
AMAIN adv with full strength
AMALGAM n pl. -S an alloy of mercury with another metal
AMANDINE adj prepared with almonds
AMANITA n pl. -S any of a genus of poisonous fungi
AMANITIN n pl. -S a chemical compound
AMARANTH n pl. -S a flowering plant
AMARELLE n pl. -S a variety of sour cherry
AMARETTI n/pl macaroons made with bitter almonds
AMARETTO n pl. -TOS a kind of liqueur
AMARNA adj pertaining to a certain historical period of ancient Egypt
AMASS v -ED, -ING, -ES to gather
AMASSER n pl. -S one that amasses
AMATEUR n pl. -S one that engages in an activity for pleasure
AMATIVE adj amorous
AMATOL n pl. -S a powerful explosive
AMATORY adj pertaining to sexual love
AMAZE v AMAZED, AMAZING, AMAZES to overwhelm with surprise or wonder AMAZEDLY adv
AMAZON n pl. -S a tall, powerful woman
AMBAGE n pl. -S a winding path
AMBARI n pl. -S ambary
AMBARY n pl. -RIES an East Indian plant
AMBEER n pl. -S tobacco juice
AMBER n pl. -S a fossil resin
AMBERINA n pl. -S a type of glassware
AMBEROID n pl. -S ambroid
AMBERY n pl. -BERIES ambry
AMBIANCE n pl. -S ambience
AMBIENCE n pl. -S the character, mood, or atmosphere of a place or situation
AMBIENT n pl. -S ambience
AMBIT n pl. -S the external boundary of something
AMBITION v -ED, -ING, -S to seek with eagerness
AMBIVERT n pl. -S a person whose personality type is intermediate between introvert and extravert
AMBLE v -BLED, -BLING, -BLES to saunter
AMBLER n pl. -S one that ambles
AMBO n pl. AMBOS or AMBONES a pulpit in an early Christian church
AMBOINA n pl. -S amboyna
AMBOYNA n pl. -S the mottled wood of an Indonesian tree
AMBRIES pl. of ambry
AMBROID n pl. -S a synthetic amber
AMBROSIA n pl. -S the food of the Greek and Roman gods
AMBRY n pl. -BRIES a recess in a church wall for sacred vessels
AMBSACE n pl. -S bad luck
AMBULANT adj ambulating
AMBULATE v -LATED, -LATING, -LATES to move or walk about
AMBUSH v -ED, -ING, -ES to attack from a concealed place
AMBUSHER n pl. -S one that ambushes
AMEBA n pl. -BAS or -BAE amoeba AMEBAN, AMEBIC, AMEBOID adj
AMEBEAN adj alternately responding
AMEER n pl. -S amir
AMEERATE n pl. -S amirate
AMELCORN n pl. -S a variety of wheat
AMEN n pl. -S a word used at the end of a prayer to express agreement
AMENABLE adj capable of being persuaded AMENABLY adv
AMEND v -ED, -ING, -S to improve
AMENDER n pl. -S one that amends
AMENITY n pl. -TIES the quality of being pleasant or agreeable
AMENT n pl. -S a mentally deficient person
AMENTIA n pl. -S mental deficiency
AMERCE v AMERCED, AMERCING, AMERCES to punish by imposing an arbitrary fine
AMERCER n pl. -S one that amerces
AMESACE n pl. -S ambsace
AMETHYST n pl. -S a variety of quartz
AMI n pl. -S a friend
AMIA n pl. -S a freshwater fish
AMIABLE adj having a pleasant disposition AMIABLY adv
AMIANTUS n pl. -ES a variety of asbestos
AMICABLE adj friendly AMICABLY adv
AMICE n pl. -S a vestment worn about the neck and shoulders
AMICUS n pl. AMICI one not party to a lawsuit but permitted by the court to advise it
AMID n pl. -S amide
AMIDASE n pl. -S an enzyme
AMIDE n pl. -S a type of chemical compound AMIDIC adj
AMIDIN n pl. -S the soluble matter of starch
AMIDINE n pl. -S a type of chemical compound
AMIDO adj containing an amide united with an acid radical
AMIDOGEN n pl. -S a univalent chemical radical
AMIDOL n pl. -S a chemical compound
AMIDONE n pl. -S a chemical compound
AMIDSHIP adv toward the middle of a ship
AMIDST prep in the midst of
AMIE n pl. -S a female friend
AMIGA n pl. -S a female friend
AMIGO n pl. -GOS a friend
AMIN n pl. -S amine
AMINE n pl. -S a type of chemical compound AMINIC adj
AMINITY n pl. -TIES the state of being an amine
AMINO adj containing an amine united with a nonacid radical
AMIR n pl. -S a Muslim prince or governor
AMIRATE n pl. -S the rank of an amir
AMISS adj being out of proper order
AMITIES pl. of amity
AMITOSIS n pl. -TOSES a type of cell division AMITOTIC adj
AMITROLE n pl. -S an herbicide
AMITY n pl. -TIES friendship
AMMETER n pl. -S an instrument for measuring amperage
AMMINE n pl. -S a type of chemical compound
AMMINO adj pertaining to an ammine
AMMO n pl. -MOS ammunition
AMMOCETE n pl. -S the larva of a lamprey
AMMONAL n pl. -S a powerful explosive
AMMONIA n pl. -S a pungent gas
AMMONIAC n pl. -S a gum resin
AMMONIC adj pertaining to ammonia
AMMONIFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to treat with ammonia
AMMONITE n pl. -S the coiled shell of an extinct mollusk
AMMONIUM n pl. -S a univalent chemical radical
AMMONO adj containing ammonia
AMMONOID n pl. -S ammonite
AMNESIA n pl. -S loss of memory
AMNESIAC n pl. -S one suffering from amnesia
AMNESIC n pl. -S amnesiac
AMNESTIC adj pertaining to amnesia
AMNESTY v -TIED, -TYING, -TIES to pardon
AMNION n pl. -NIONS or -NIA a membranous sac enclosing an embryo AMNIC, AMNIONIC, AMNIOTIC adj
AMNIOTE n pl. -S a vertebrate that develops an amnion during the embryonic stage
AMOEBA n pl. -BAS or -BAE a unicellular microscopic organism AMOEBAN, AMOEBIC, AMOEBOID adj
AMOEBEAN adj amebean
AMOK n pl. -S a murderous frenzy
AMOLE n pl. -S a plant root used as a substitute for soap
AMONG prep in the midst of
AMONGST prep among
AMORAL adj lacking a sense of right and wrong AMORALLY adv
AMORETTO n pl. -TI or -TOS a cupid
AMORINO n pl. -NI an amoretto
AMORIST n pl. -S a lover
AMOROSO adv tenderly -- used as a musical direction
AMOROUS adj pertaining to love
AMORT adj being without life
AMORTISE v -TISED, -TISING, -TISES to amortize
AMORTIZE v -TIZED, -TIZING, -TIZES to liquidate gradually, as a debt
AMOSITE n pl. -S a type of asbestos
AMOTION n pl. -S the removal of a corporate officer from his office
AMOUNT v -ED, -ING, -S to combine to yield a sum
AMOUR n pl. -S a love affair
AMP n pl. -S ampere
AMPERAGE n pl. -S the strength of an electric current expressed in amperes
AMPERE n pl. -S a unit of electric current strength
AMPHIBIA n/pl organisms adapted for life both on land and in water
AMPHIOXI n/pl lancelets
AMPHIPOD n pl. -S a small crustacean
AMPHORA n pl. -RAE or -RAS a narrow-necked jar used in ancient Greece AMPHORAL adj
AMPLE adj -PLER, -PLEST abundant AMPLY adv
AMPLEXUS n pl. -ES the mating embrace of frogs
AMPLIFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to make larger or more powerful
AMPOULE n pl. -S ampule
AMPUL n pl. -S ampule
AMPULE n pl. -S a small glass vial
AMPULLA n pl. -LAE a globular bottle used in ancient Rome AMPULLAR adj
AMPUTATE v -TATED, -TATING, -TATES to cut off by surgical means
AMPUTEE n pl. -S one that has had a limb amputated
AMREETA n pl. -S amrita
AMRITA n pl. -S a beverage that bestows immortality in Hindu mythology
AMTRAC n pl. -S a military vehicle equipped to move on land and water
AMTRACK n pl. -S amtrac
AMU n pl. -S a unit of mass
AMUCK n pl. -S amok
AMULET n pl. -S an object worn to protect against evil or injury
AMUSE v AMUSED, AMUSING, AMUSES to occupy pleasingly AMUSABLE adj AMUSEDLY adv
AMUSER n pl. -S one that amuses
AMUSIA n pl. -S the inability to recognize musical sounds
AMUSIVE adj amusing
AMYGDALA n pl. -LAE an almond-shaped anatomical part
AMYGDALE n pl. -S amygdule
AMYGDULE n pl. -S a small gas bubble in lava
AMYL n pl. -S a univalent radical
AMYLASE n pl. -S an enzyme
AMYLENE n pl. -S a flammable liquid
AMYLIC adj pertaining to amyl
AMYLOGEN n pl. -S amylose
AMYLOID n pl. -S a hard protein deposit resulting from degeneration of tissue
AMYLOSE n pl. -S the relatively soluble component of starch
AMYLUM n pl. -S starch
AN indefinite article -- used before words beginning with a vowel sound
ANA n pl. -S a collection of miscellaneous information about a particular subject
ANABAENA n pl. -S a freshwater alga
ANABAS n pl. -ES a freshwater fish
ANABASIS n pl. -ASES a military advance
ANABATIC adj pertaining to rising wind currents
ANABLEPS n pl. -ES a freshwater fish
ANABOLIC adj pertaining to a process by which food is built up into protoplasm
ANACONDA n pl. -S a large snake
ANADEM n pl. -S a wreath for the head
ANAEMIA n pl. -S anemia ANAEMIC adj
ANAEROBE n pl. -S an organism that does not require oxygen to live
ANAGLYPH n pl. -S a type of carved ornament
ANAGOGE n pl. -S a spiritual interpretation of words ANAGOGIC adj
ANAGOGY n pl. -GIES anagoge
ANAGRAM v -GRAMMED, -GRAMMING, -GRAMS to transpose the letters of a word or phrase to form a new one
ANAL adj pertaining to the anus
ANALCIME n pl. -S analcite
ANALCITE n pl. -S a mineral
ANALECTA n/pl analects
ANALECTS n/pl selections from a literary work or group of works
ANALEMMA n pl. -MAS or -MATA a type of graduated scale
ANALGIA n pl. -S inability to feel pain
ANALITY n pl. -TIES a type of psychological state
ANALLY adv at or through the anus
ANALOG n pl. -S analogue
ANALOGIC adj pertaining to an analogy
ANALOGUE n pl. -S something that bears an analogy to something else
ANALOGY n pl. -GIES resemblance in some respects between things otherwise unlike
ANALYSE v -LYSED, -LYSING, -LYSES to analyze
ANALYSER n pl. -S analyzer
ANALYSIS n pl. -YSES the separation of a whole into its parts
ANALYST n pl. -S one that analyzes
ANALYTIC adj pertaining to analysis
ANALYZE v -LYZED, -LYZING, -LYZES to subject to analysis
ANALYZER n pl. -S one that analyzes
ANANKE n pl. -S a compelling necessity in ancient Greek religion
ANAPAEST n pl. -S anapest
ANAPEST n pl. -S a type of metrical foot
ANAPHASE n pl. -S a stage of mitosis
ANAPHOR n pl. -S a word or phrase that takes reference from a preceding word or phrase
ANAPHORA n pl. -S the repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of several successive verses or sentences
ANARCH n pl. -S an advocate of anarchy
ANARCHY n pl. -CHIES absence of government ANARCHIC adj
ANASARCA n pl. -S a form of dropsy
ANATASE n pl. -S a mineral
ANATHEMA n pl. -MAS or -MATA a formal ecclesiastical ban or curse
ANATOMY n pl. -MIES the structure of an organism ANATOMIC adj
ANATOXIN n pl. -S a toxoid
ANATTO n pl. -TOS annatto
ANCESTOR v -ED, -ING, -S to be an ancestor (a person from whom one is descended) of
ANCESTRY n pl. -TRIES a line or body of ancestors
ANCHOR v -ED, -ING, -S to secure by means of an anchor (a device for holding a floating vessel in place)
ANCHORET n pl. -S a recluse
ANCHOVY n pl. -VIES a small food fish
ANCHUSA n pl. -S a hairy-stemmed plant
ANCHUSIN n pl. -S a red dye
ANCIENT adj -CIENTER, -CIENTEST of or pertaining to time long past
ANCIENT n pl. -S one who lived in ancient times
ANCILLA n pl. -LAE or -LAS a helper
ANCON n pl. -ES the elbow ANCONAL, ANCONEAL, ANCONOID adj
ANCONE n pl. -S ancon
ANCRESS n pl. -ES a female recluse
AND n pl. -S an added condition or stipulation
ANDANTE n pl. -S a moderately slow musical passage
ANDESITE n pl. -S a volcanic rock
ANDESYTE n pl. -S andesite
ANDIRON n pl. -S a metal support for holding wood in a fireplace
ANDROGEN n pl. -S a male sex hormone
ANDROID n pl. -S a synthetic man
ANE n pl. -S one
ANEAR v -ED, -ING, -S to approach
ANECDOTE n pl. -DOTES or -DOTA a brief story
ANECHOIC adj neither having nor producing echoes
ANELE v ANELED, ANELING, ANELES to anoint
ANEMIA n pl. -S a disorder of the blood ANEMIC adj
ANEMONE n pl. -S a flowering plant
ANEMOSIS n pl. -MOSES separation of rings of growth in timber due to wind
ANENST prep anent
ANENT prep in regard to
ANERGIA n pl. -S anergy
ANERGY n pl. -GIES lack of energy ANERGIC adj
ANEROID n pl. -S a type of barometer
ANESTRUS n pl. -TRI a period of sexual dormancy
ANETHOL n pl. -S anethole
ANETHOLE n pl. -S a chemical compound
ANEURIN n pl. -S thiamine
ANEURISM n pl. -S aneurysm
ANEURYSM n pl. -S an abnormal blood-filled dilation of a blood vessel
ANEW adv once more
ANGA n pl. -S any of the eight practices of yoga
ANGAKOK n pl. -S an Eskimo medicine man
ANGARIA n pl. -S angary
ANGARY n pl. -RIES the right of a warring state to seize neutral property
ANGEL v -ED, -ING, -S to support financially
ANGELIC adj pertaining to an angel (a winged celestial being)
ANGELICA n pl. -S an aromatic herb
ANGELUS n pl. -ES a Roman Catholic prayer
ANGER v -ED, -ING, -S to make angry
ANGERLY adv in an angry manner
ANGINA n pl. -S a disease marked by spasmodic attacks of intense pain ANGINAL, ANGINOSE, ANGINOUS adj
ANGIOMA n pl. -MAS or -MATA a tumor composed of blood or lymph vessels
ANGLE v -GLED, -GLING, -GLES to fish with a hook and line
ANGLEPOD n pl. -S a flowering plant
ANGLER n pl. -S one that angles
ANGLICE adv in readily understood English
ANGLING n pl. -S the sport of fishing
ANGORA n pl. -S the long, silky hair of a domestic goat
ANGRY adj -GRIER, -GRIEST feeling strong displeasure or hostility ANGRILY adv
ANGST n pl. -S a feeling of anxiety or dread
ANGSTROM n pl. -S a unit of length
ANGUINE adj resembling a snake
ANGUISH v -ED, -ING, -ES to suffer extreme pain
ANGULAR adj having sharp corners
ANGULATE v -LATED, -LATING, -LATES to make angular
ANGULOSE adj angular
ANGULOUS adj angular
ANHINGA n pl. -S an aquatic bird
ANI n pl. -S a tropical American bird
ANIL n pl. -S a West Indian shrub
ANILE adj resembling an old woman
ANILIN n pl. -S aniline
ANILINE n pl. -S a chemical compound
ANILITY n pl. -TIES the state of being anile
ANIMA n pl. -S the soul
ANIMAL n pl. -S a living organism typically capable of voluntary motion and sensation ANIMALIC adj
ANIMALLY adv physically
ANIMATE v -MATED, -MATING, -MATES to give life to
ANIMATER n pl. -S animator
ANIMATO adv in a lively manner -- used as a musical direction
ANIMATOR n pl. -S one that animates
ANIME n pl. -S a resin obtained from a tropical tree
ANIMI n pl. -S anime
ANIMISM n pl. -S the belief that souls may exist apart from bodies
ANIMIST n pl. -S an adherent of animism
ANIMUS n pl. -ES a feeling of hostility
ANION n pl. -S a negatively charged ion ANIONIC adj
ANISE n pl. -S a North African plant
ANISEED n pl. -S the seed of the anise used as a flavoring
ANISETTE n pl. -S a liqueur flavored with aniseed
ANISIC adj pertaining to an anise
ANISOLE n pl. -S a chemical compound
ANKERITE n pl. -S a mineral
ANKH n pl. -S an Egyptian symbol of enduring life
ANKLE v -KLED, -KLING, -KLES to walk
ANKLET n pl. -S an ornament for the ankle
ANKUS n pl. -ES an elephant goad
ANKUSH n pl. -ES ankus
ANKYLOSE v -LOSED, -LOSING, -LOSES to unite or grow together, as the bones of a joint
ANLACE n pl. -S a medieval dagger
ANLAGE n pl. -GEN or -GES the initial cell structure from which an embryonic organ develops
ANLAS n pl. -ES anlace
ANNA n pl. -S a former coin of India and Pakistan
ANNAL n pl. -S a record of a single year
ANNALIST n pl. -S a historian
ANNATES n/pl the first year's revenue of a bishop paid to the pope
ANNATTO n pl. -TOS a yellowish-red dye
ANNEAL v -ED, -ING, -S to toughen
ANNEALER n pl. -S one that anneals
ANNELID n pl. -S any of a phylum of segmented worms
ANNEX v -ED, -ING, -ES to add or attach
ANNEXE n pl. -S something added or attached
ANNOTATE v -TATED, -TATING, -TATES to furnish with critical or explanatory notes
ANNOUNCE v -NOUNCED, -NOUNCING, -NOUNCES to make known publicly
ANNOY v -ED, -ING, -S to be troublesome to
ANNOYER n pl. -S one that annoys
ANNUAL n pl. -S a publication issued once a year
ANNUALLY adv once a year
ANNUITY n pl. -TIES an allowance or income paid at regular intervals
ANNUL v -NULLED, -NULLING, -NULS to make or declare void or invalid
ANNULAR adj shaped like a ring
ANNULATE adj composed of or furnished with rings
ANNULET n pl. -S a small ring
ANNULI a pl. of annulus
ANNULLED past tense of annul
ANNULLING present participle of annul
ANNULUS n pl. -LI or -LUSES a ring or ringlike part ANNULOSE adj
ANOA n pl. -S a wild ox
ANODE n pl. -S a positively charged electrode ANODAL, ANODIC adj ANODALLY adv
ANODIZE v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES to coat with a protective film by chemical means
ANODYNE n pl. -S a medicine that relieves pain ANODYNIC adj
ANOINT v -ED, -ING, -S to apply oil to as a sacred rite
ANOINTER n pl. -S one that anoints
ANOLE n pl. -S a tropical lizard
ANOLYTE n pl. -S the part of an electricity-conducting solution nearest the anode
ANOMALY n pl. -LIES a deviation from the common rule, type, or form
ANOMIE n pl. -S a collapse of the social structures governing a given society ANOMIC adj
ANOMY n pl. -MIES anomie
ANON adv at another time
ANONYM n pl. -S a false or assumed name
ANOOPSIA n pl. -S a visual defect
ANOPIA n pl. -S anoopsia
ANOPSIA n pl. -S anoopsia
ANORAK n pl. -S a parka
ANORETIC n pl. -S anorexic
ANOREXIA n pl. -S loss of appetite
ANOREXIC n pl. -S one affected with anorexia
ANOREXY n pl. -OREXIES anorexia
ANORTHIC adj denoting a certain type of crystal system
ANOSMIA n pl. -S loss of the sense of smell ANOSMIC adj
ANOTHER adj one more
ANOVULAR adj not involving ovulation
ANOXEMIA n pl. -S a disorder of the blood ANOXEMIC adj
ANOXIA n pl. -S absence of oxygen ANOXIC adj
ANSA n pl. -SAE the projecting part of Saturn's rings
ANSATE adj having a handle
ANSATED adj ansate
ANSERINE n pl. -S a chemical compound
ANSEROUS adj silly
ANSWER v -ED, -ING, -S to say, write, or act in return
ANSWERER n pl. -S one that answers
ANT n pl. -S a small insect
ANTA n pl. -TAE or -TAS a pilaster formed at the termination of a wall
ANTACID n pl. -S a substance that neutralizes acid
ANTALGIC n pl. -S an anodyne
ANTBEAR n pl. -S an aardvark
ANTE v ANTED or ANTEED, ANTEING, ANTES to put a fixed stake into the pot before the cards are dealt in poker
ANTEATER n pl. -S any of several mammals that feed on ants
ANTECEDE v -CEDED, -CEDING, -CEDES to precede
ANTED a past tense of ante
ANTEDATE v -DATED, -DATING, -DATES to be of an earlier date than
ANTEFIX n pl. -FIXES or -FIXA an upright ornament at the eaves of a tiled roof
ANTELOPE n pl. -S a ruminant mammal
ANTENNA n pl. -NAE or -NAS a metallic device for sending or receiving radio waves ANTENNAL adj
ANTEPAST n pl. -S an appetizer
ANTERIOR adj situated in or toward the front
ANTEROOM n pl. -S a waiting room
ANTETYPE n pl. -S an earlier form
ANTEVERT v -ED, -ING, -S to displace by tipping forward
ANTHELIA n/pl halolike areas seen in the sky opposite the sun
ANTHELIX n pl. -LICES or -LIXES the inner curved ridge on the cartilage of the external ear
ANTHEM v -ED, -ING, -S to praise in a song
ANTHEMIA n/pl decorative floral patterns used in Greek art
ANTHER n pl. -S the pollen-bearing part of a stamen ANTHERAL adj
ANTHERID n pl. -S a male reproductive organ of certain plants
ANTHESIS n pl. -THESES the full bloom of a flower
ANTHILL n pl. -S a mound formed by ants in building their nest
ANTHODIA n/pl flower heads of certain plants
ANTHOID adj resembling a flower
ANTHRAX n pl. -THRACES an infectious disease
ANTI n pl. -S one that is opposed
ANTIAIR adj directed against attacking aircraft
ANTIAR n pl. -S an arrow poison
ANTIARIN n pl. -S antiar
ANTIATOM n pl. -S an atom comprised of antiparticles
ANTIBIAS adj opposed to bias
ANTIBODY n pl. -BODIES a body protein that produces immunity against certain microorganisms or toxins
ANTIBOSS adj opposed to bosses
ANTIBUG adj effective against bugs
ANTIC v -TICKED, -TICKING, -TICS to act in a clownish manner
ANTICAR adj opposed to cars
ANTICITY adj opposed to cities
ANTICK v -ED, -ING, -S to antic
ANTICLY adv in a clownish manner
ANTICOLD adj effective against the common cold
ANTICULT adj opposed to cults
ANTIDORA n/pl holy breads
ANTIDOTE v -DOTED, -DOTING, -DOTES to counteract the effects of a poison with a remedy
ANTIDRUG adj opposed to illicit drugs
ANTIFAT adj preventing the formation of fat
ANTIFLU adj combating the flu
ANTIFOAM adj reducing or preventing foam
ANTIFUR adj opposed to the wearing of animal furs
ANTIGAY adj opposed to homosexuals
ANTIGEN n pl. -S a substance that stimulates the production of antibodies
ANTIGENE n pl. -S antigen
ANTIGUN adj opposed to guns
ANTIHERO n pl. -ROES a protagonist who is notably lacking in heroic qualities
ANTIJAM adj blocking interfering signals
ANTIKING n pl. -S a usurping king
ANTILEAK adj preventing leaks
ANTILEFT adj opposed to leftism
ANTILIFE adj opposed to life
ANTILOCK adj designed to prevent the wheels of a vehicle from locking
ANTILOG n pl. -S the number corresponding to a given logarithm
ANTILOGY n pl. -GIES a contradiction in terms or ideas
ANTIMALE adj opposed to men
ANTIMAN adj antimale
ANTIMASK n pl. -S a comic performance between the acts of a masque
ANTIMERE n pl. -S a part of an organism symmetrical with a part on the opposite side of the main axis
ANTIMONY n pl. -NIES a metallic element
ANTING n pl. -S the deliberate placing, by certain birds, of living ants among the feathers
ANTINODE n pl. -S a region between adjacent nodes
ANTINOMY n pl. -MIES a contradiction between two seemingly valid principles
ANTINUKE adj opposing the use of nuclear power plants or nuclear weapons
ANTIPHON n pl. -S a psalm or hymn sung responsively
ANTIPILL adj opposing the use of contraceptive pills
ANTIPODE n pl. -S an exact opposite
ANTIPOLE n pl. -S the opposite pole
ANTIPOPE n pl. -S one claiming to be pope in opposition to the one chosen by church law
ANTIPORN adj opposed to pornography
ANTIPOT adj opposing the use of pot (marijuana)
ANTIPYIC n pl. -S a medicine that prevents the formation of pus
ANTIQUE v -TIQUED, -TIQUING, -TIQUES to give an appearance of age to
ANTIQUER n pl. -S one that antiques
ANTIRAPE adj concerned with preventing rape
ANTIRED adj opposed to communism
ANTIRIOT adj designed to prevent or end riots
ANTIROCK adj opposed to rock music
ANTIROLL adj designed to reduce roll
ANTIRUST n pl. -S something that prevents rust
ANTISAG adj designed to prevent sagging
ANTISERA n/pl serums that contain antibodies
ANTISEX adj opposed to sexual activity
ANTISHIP adj designed for use against ships
ANTISKID adj designed to prevent skidding
ANTISLIP adj designed to prevent slipping
ANTISMOG adj designed to reduce pollutants that cause smog
ANTISMUT adj opposed to pornography
ANTISNOB adj opposed to snobbery
ANTISTAT adj designed to prevent the buildup of static electricity
ANTITANK adj designed to combat tanks
ANTITAX adj opposing taxes
ANTITYPE n pl. -S an opposite type
ANTIWAR adj opposing war
ANTIWEAR adj designed to reduce the effects of long or hard use
ANTIWEED adj concerned with the destruction of weeds
ANTLER n pl. -S the horn of an animal of the deer family ANTLERED adj
ANTLIKE adj resembling an ant
ANTLION n pl. -S a predatory insect
ANTONYM n pl. -S a word opposite in meaning to another
ANTONYMY n pl. -MIES the state of being an antonym
ANTRA a pl. of antrum
ANTRAL adj pertaining to an antrum
ANTRE n pl. -S a cave
ANTRORSE adj directed forward or upward
ANTRUM n pl. -TRA or -TRUMS a cavity in a bone
ANTSY adj -SIER, -SIEST fidgety
ANURAL adj anurous
ANURAN n pl. -S a frog or toad
ANURESIS n pl. -RESES inability to urinate ANURETIC adj
ANURIA n pl. -S absence of urine ANURIC adj
ANUROUS adj having no tail
ANUS n pl. -ES the excretory opening at the end of the alimentary canal
ANVIL v -VILED, -VILING, -VILS or -VILLED, -VILLING, -VILS to shape on an anvil (a heavy iron block)
ANVILTOP n pl. -S an anvil-shaped cloud mass
ANXIETY n pl. -ETIES painful or apprehensive uneasiness of mind
ANXIOUS adj full of anxiety
ANY adj one, no matter which
ANYBODY n pl. -BODIES a person of some importance
ANYHOW adv in any way
ANYMORE adv at the present time
ANYONE pron any person
ANYPLACE adv in any place
ANYTHING n pl. -S a thing of any kind
ANYTIME adv at any time
ANYWAY adv in any way
ANYWAYS adv anyway
ANYWHERE n pl. -S any place
ANYWISE adv in any way
AORIST n pl. -S a verb tense AORISTIC adj
AORTA n pl. -TAS or -TAE a main artery AORTAL, AORTIC adj
AOUDAD n pl. -S a wild sheep
APACE adv swiftly
APACHE n pl. -S a Parisian gangster
APAGOGE n pl. -S establishment of a thesis by showing its contrary to be absurd APAGOGIC adj
APANAGE n pl. -S appanage
APAREJO n pl. -JOS a type of saddle
APART adv not together
APATETIC adj having coloration serving as natural camouflage
APATHY n pl. -THIES lack of emotion
APATITE n pl. -S a mineral
APE v APED, APING, APES to mimic
APEAK adv in a vertical position
APEEK adv apeak
APELIKE adj resembling an ape (a large, tailless primate)
APER n pl. -S one that apes
APERCU n pl. -S a brief summary
APERIENT n pl. -S a mild laxative
APERITIF n pl. -S an alcoholic drink taken before a meal
APERTURE n pl. -S an opening
APERY n pl. -ERIES the act of aping
APETALY n pl. -ALIES the state of having no petals
APEX n pl. APEXES or APICES the highest point
APHAGIA n pl. -S inability to swallow
APHANITE n pl. -S an igneous rock
APHASIA n pl. -S loss of the ability to use words
APHASIAC n pl. -S one suffering from aphasia
APHASIC n pl. -S aphasiac
APHELION n pl. -ELIA or -ELIONS the point in a planetary orbit farthest from the sun APHELIAN adj
APHESIS n pl. -ESES the loss of an unstressed vowel from the beginning of a word APHETIC adj
APHID n pl. -S any of a family of small, soft-bodied insects
APHIDIAN n pl. -S an aphid
APHIS n pl. APHIDES an aphid
APHOLATE n pl. -S a chemical used to control houseflies
APHONIA n pl. -S loss of voice
APHONIC n pl. -S one affected with aphonia
APHORISE v -RISED, -RISING, -RISES to aphorize
APHORISM n pl. -S a brief statement of a truth or principle
APHORIST n pl. -S one that aphorizes
APHORIZE v -RIZED, -RIZING, -RIZES to write or speak in aphorisms
APHOTIC adj lacking light
APHTHA n pl. -THAE a small blister in the mouth or stomach APHTHOUS adj
APHYLLY n pl. -LIES the state of being leafless
APIAN adj pertaining to bees
APIARIAN n pl. -S an apiarist
APIARIST n pl. -S a person who raises bees
APIARY n pl. -ARIES a place where bees are kept
APICAL n pl. -S a sound articulated with the apex (tip) of the tongue
APICALLY adv at or toward the apex
APICES a pl. of apex
APICULUS n pl. -LI a sharp point at the end of a leaf
APIECE adv for each one
APIMANIA n pl. -S an excessive interest in bees
APING present participle of ape
APIOLOGY n pl. -GIES the study of bees
APISH adj slavishly or foolishly imitative APISHLY adv
APLASIA n pl. -S defective development of an organ or part
APLASTIC adj not plastic
APLENTY adj being in sufficient quantity
APLITE n pl. -S a fine-grained rock APLITIC adj
APLOMB n pl. -S self-confidence
APNEA n pl. -S temporary cessation of respiration APNEAL, APNEIC adj
APNOEA n pl. -S apnea APNOEAL, APNOEIC adj
APOAPSIS n pl. -APSIDES the high point in an orbit
APOCARP n pl. -S a fruit having separated carpels
APOCARPY n pl. -PIES the state of being an apocarp
APOCOPE n pl. -S an omission of the last sound of a word APOCOPIC adj
APOCRINE adj pertaining to a type of gland
APOD n pl. -S an apodal animal
APODAL adj having no feet or footlike appendages
APODOSIS n pl. -OSES the main clause of a conditional sentence
APODOUS adj apodal
APOGAMY n pl. -MIES a form of plant reproduction APOGAMIC adj
APOGEE n pl. -S the point in the orbit of a body which is farthest from the earth APOGEAL, APOGEAN, APOGEIC adj
APOLLO n pl. -LOS a handsome young man
APOLOG n pl. -S apologue
APOLOGAL adj pertaining to an apologue
APOLOGIA n pl. -GIAS or -GIAE a formal justification or defense
APOLOGUE n pl. -S an allegory
APOLOGY n pl. -GIES an expression of regret for some error or offense
APOLUNE n pl. -S the point in the orbit of a body which is farthest from the moon
APOMICT n pl. -S an organism produced by apomixis
APOMIXIS n pl. -MIXES a type of reproductive process
APOPHONY n pl. -NIES ablaut
APOPHYGE n pl. -S a concave curve in a column
APOPLEXY n pl. -PLEXIES a sudden loss of sensation and muscular control
APORT adv on or toward the left side of a ship
APOSPORY n pl. -RIES a type of reproduction without spore formation
APOSTACY n pl. -CIES apostasy
APOSTASY n pl. -SIES an abandonment of one's faith or principles
APOSTATE n pl. -S one who commits apostasy
APOSTIL n pl. -S a marginal note
APOSTLE n pl. -S a disciple sent forth by Christ to preach the gospel
APOTHECE n pl. -S a spore-producing organ of certain fungi
APOTHEGM n pl. -S a maxim
APOTHEM n pl. -S the perpendicular from the center to any side of a regular polygon
APPAL v -PALLED, -PALLING, -PALS to appall
APPALL v -ED, -ING, -S to fill with horror or dismay
APPANAGE n pl. -S land or revenue granted to a member of a royal family
APPARAT n pl. -S a political organization
APPAREL v -ELED, -ELING, -ELS or -ELLED, -ELLING, -ELS to provide with outer garments
APPARENT adj easily seen
APPEAL v -ED, -ING, -S to make an earnest request
APPEALER n pl. -S one that appeals
APPEAR v -ED, -ING, -S to come into view
APPEASE v -PEASED, -PEASING, -PEASES to bring to a state of peace or contentment
APPEASER n pl. -S one that appeases
APPEL n pl. -S a feint in fencing
APPELLEE n pl. -S the defendant in a type of judicial proceeding
APPELLOR n pl. -S a confessed criminal who accuses an accomplice
APPEND v -ED, -ING, -S to add as a supplement
APPENDIX n pl. -DIXES or -DICES a collection of supplementary material at the end of a book
APPESTAT n pl. -S the mechanism in the central nervous system that regulates appetite
APPETENT adj marked by strong desire
APPETITE n pl. -S a desire for food or drink
APPLAUD v -ED, -ING, -S to express approval by clapping the hands
APPLAUSE n pl. -S the sound made by persons applauding
APPLE n pl. -S an edible fruit
APPLIED past tense of apply
APPLIER n pl. -S one that applies
APPLIQUE v -QUED, -QUEING, -QUES to apply as a decoration to a larger surface
APPLY v -PLIED, -PLYING, -PLIES to bring into contact with something
APPOINT v -ED, -ING, -S to name or assign to a position or office
APPOSE v -POSED, -POSING, -POSES to place side by side
APPOSER n pl. -S one that apposes
APPOSITE adj relevant
APPRAISE v -PRAISED, -PRAISING, -PRAISES to set a value on
APPRISE v -PRISED, -PRISING, -PRISES to notify
APPRISER n pl. -S one that apprises
APPRIZE v -PRIZED, -PRIZING, -PRIZES to appraise
APPRIZER n pl. -S one that apprizes
APPROACH v -ED, -ING, -ES to come near or nearer to
APPROVAL n pl. -S the act of approving
APPROVE v -PROVED, -PROVING, -PROVES to regard favorably
APPROVER n pl. -S one that approves
APPULSE n pl. -S the approach of one moving body toward another
APRAXIA n pl. -S loss of the ability to perform coordinated movements APRACTIC, APRAXIC adj
APRES prep after
APRICOT n pl. -S an edible fruit
APRON v -ED, -ING, -S to provide with an apron (a garment worn to protect one's clothing)
APROPOS adj relevant
APROTIC adj being a type of solvent
APSE n pl. -S a domed, semicircular projection of a building APSIDAL adj
APSIS n pl. -SIDES an apse
APT adj APTER, APTEST suitable
APTERAL adj apterous
APTERIUM n pl. -RIA a bare area of skin between feathers
APTEROUS adj having no wings
APTERYX n pl. -ES the kiwi
APTITUDE n pl. -S an ability
APTLY adv in an apt manner
APTNESS n pl. -ES the quality of being apt
APYRASE n pl. -S an enzyme
APYRETIC adj having no fever
AQUA n pl. AQUAE or AQUAS water
AQUACADE n pl. -S a swimming and diving exhibition
AQUANAUT n pl. -S a scuba diver trained to live in underwater installations
AQUARIA a pl. of aquarium
AQUARIAL adj pertaining to an aquarium
AQUARIAN n pl. -S a member of the old sects that used water rather than wine in religious ceremonies
AQUARIST n pl. -S one who keeps an aquarium
AQUARIUM n pl. -IUMS or -IA a water-filled enclosure in which aquatic animals are kept
AQUATIC n pl. -S an organism living or growing in or near water
AQUATINT v -ED, -ING, -S to etch, using a certain process
AQUATONE n pl. -S a type of printing process
AQUAVIT n pl. -S a Scandinavian liquor
AQUEDUCT n pl. -S a water conduit
AQUEOUS adj pertaining to water
AQUIFER n pl. -S a water-bearing rock formation
AQUILINE adj curving like an eagle's beak
AQUIVER adj quivering
AR n pl. -S the letter R
ARABESK n pl. -S a design of intertwined floral figures
ARABIC adj derived from gum arabic
ARABICA n pl. -S an evergreen shrub that produces coffee beans
ARABIZE v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES to cause to acquire Arabic customs
ARABLE n pl. -S land suitable for cultivation
ARACEOUS adj belonging to the arum family of plants
ARACHNID n pl. -S any of a class of segmented invertebrate animals
ARAK n pl. -S arrack
ARAMID n pl. -S a type of chemical compound
ARANEID n pl. -S a spider
ARAPAIMA n pl. -S a large food fish
ARAROBA n pl. -S a Brazilian tree
ARB n pl. -S a type of stock trader
ARBALEST n pl. -S a type of crossbow
ARBALIST n pl. -S arbalest
ARBELEST n pl. -S arbalest
ARBITER n pl. -S one chosen or appointed to judge a disputed issue ARBITRAL adj
ARBOR n pl. -ES a tree
ARBOR n pl. -S a shady garden shelter
ARBOREAL adj living in trees
ARBORED adj having trees
ARBORETA n/pl places for the study and exhibition of trees
ARBORIST n pl. -S a tree specialist
ARBORIZE v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES to form many branches
ARBOROUS adj pertaining to trees
ARBOUR n pl. -S a shady garden shelter ARBOURED adj
ARBUSCLE n pl. -S a dwarf tree
ARBUTE n pl. -S an evergreen tree ARBUTEAN adj
ARBUTUS n pl. -ES an evergreen tree
ARC v ARCED, ARCING, ARCS or ARCKED, ARCKING, ARCS to move in a curved course
ARCADE v -CADED, -CADING, -CADES to provide with an arcade (a series of arches)
ARCADIA n pl. -S a region of simple pleasure and quiet
ARCADIAN n pl. -S one who lives in an arcadia
ARCADING n pl. -S an arcade
ARCANE adj mysterious
ARCANUM n pl. -NA or -NUMS a mystery
ARCATURE n pl. -S a small arcade
ARCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to bend like an arch (a curved structure spanning an opening)
ARCHAIC adj pertaining to an earlier time
ARCHAISE v -ISED, -ISING, -ISES to archaize
ARCHAISM n pl. -S an archaic word, idiom, or expression
ARCHAIST n pl. -S one that archaizes
ARCHAIZE v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES to use archaisms
ARCHDUKE n pl. -S an Austrian prince
ARCHER n pl. -S one that shoots with a bow and arrow
ARCHERY n pl. -CHERIES the sport of shooting with a bow and arrow
ARCHIL n pl. -S orchil
ARCHINE n pl. -S a Russian unit of linear measure
ARCHING n pl. -S a series of arches
ARCHIVE v -CHIVED, -CHIVING, -CHIVES to file in an archive (a place where records are kept) ARCHIVAL adj
ARCHLY adv slyly
ARCHNESS n pl. -ES slyness
ARCHON n pl. -S a magistrate of ancient Athens
ARCHWAY n pl. -WAYS a passageway under an arch
ARCIFORM adj having the form of an arch
ARCKED a past tense of arc
ARCKING a present participle of arc
ARCO adv with the bow -- used as a direction to players of stringed instruments
ARCSINE n pl. -S the inverse function to the sine
ARCTIC n pl. -S a warm, waterproof overshoe
ARCUATE adj curved like a bow
ARCUATED adj arcuate
ARCUS n pl. -ES an arch-shaped cloud
ARDEB n pl. -S an Egyptian unit of capacity
ARDENCY n pl. -CIES ardor
ARDENT adj characterized by intense emotion ARDENTLY adv
ARDOR n pl. -S intensity of emotion
ARDOUR n pl. -S ardor
ARDUOUS adj involving great labor or hardship
ARE n pl. -S a unit of surface measure
AREA n pl. -S a particular extent of space or surface AREAL adj AREALLY adv
AREA n pl. AREAE a section of the cerebral cortex having a specific function
AREAWAY n pl. -WAYS a sunken area leading to a basement entrance
ARECA n pl. -S a tropical tree
AREIC adj pertaining to a region of the earth contributing little surface drainage
ARENA n pl. -S an enclosed area for contests
ARENITE n pl. -S rock made up chiefly of sand grains
ARENOSE adj sandy
ARENOUS adj arenose
AREOLA n pl. -LAE or -LAS a small space in a network of leaf veins AREOLAR, AREOLATE adj
AREOLE n pl. -S areola
AREOLOGY n pl. -GIES the study of the planet Mars
ARETE n pl. -S a sharp mountain ridge
ARETHUSA n pl. -S a flowering plant
ARF n pl. -S a barking sound
ARGAL n pl. -S argol
ARGALA n pl. -S a type of stork
ARGALI n pl. -S a wild sheep
ARGENT n pl. -S silver ARGENTAL, ARGENTIC adj
ARGENTUM n pl. -S silver
ARGIL n pl. -S a white clay
ARGINASE n pl. -S an enzyme
ARGININE n pl. -S an amino acid
ARGLE v -GLED, -GLING, -GLES to argue
ARGOL n pl. -S a crust deposited in wine casks during aging
ARGON n pl. -S a gaseous element
ARGONAUT n pl. -S a marine mollusk
ARGOSY n pl. -SIES a large merchant ship
ARGOT n pl. -S a specialized vocabulary ARGOTIC adj
ARGUABLE adj capable of being argued about ARGUABLY adv
ARGUE v -GUED, -GUING, -GUES to present reasons for or against
ARGUER n pl. -S one that argues
ARGUFIER n pl. -S one that argufies
ARGUFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to argue stubbornly
ARGUING present participle of argue
ARGUMENT n pl. -S a discussion involving differing points of view
ARGUS n pl. -ES an East Indian pheasant
ARGYLE n pl. -S a knitting pattern
ARGYLL n pl. -S argyle
ARHAT n pl. -S a Buddhist who has attained nirvana
ARIA n pl. -S an elaborate melody for a single voice
ARID adj -IDER, -IDEST extremely dry ARIDLY adv
ARIDITY n pl. -TIES the state of being arid
ARIDNESS n pl. -ES aridity
ARIEL n pl. -S an African gazelle
ARIETTA n pl. -S a short aria
ARIETTE n pl. -S arietta
ARIGHT adv rightly; correctly
ARIL n pl. -S an outer covering of certain seeds ARILED, ARILLATE, ARILLOID adj
ARILLODE n pl. -S a type of aril
ARIOSE adj characterized by melody
ARIOSO n pl. -SOS or -SI a musical passage resembling an aria
ARISE v AROSE, ARISEN, ARISING, ARISES to get up
ARISTA n pl. -TAE or -TAS a bristlelike structure or appendage ARISTATE adj
ARISTO n pl. -TOS an aristocrat
ARK n pl. -S a large boat
ARKOSE n pl. -S a type of sandstone ARKOSIC adj
ARLES n/pl money paid to bind a bargain
ARM v -ED, -ING, -S to supply with weapons
ARMADA n pl. -S a fleet of warships
ARMAGNAC n pl. -S a French brandy
ARMAMENT n pl. -S a military force equipped for war
ARMATURE v -TURED, -TURING, -TURES to furnish with armor
ARMBAND n pl. -S a band worn around an arm (an upper appendage of the human body)
ARMCHAIR n pl. -S a chair with armrests
ARMER n pl. -S one that arms
ARMET n pl. -S a medieval helmet
ARMFUL n pl. ARMFULS or ARMSFUL as much as the arm can hold
ARMHOLE n pl. -S an opening for the arm in a garment
ARMIES pl. of army
ARMIGER n pl. -S one who carries the armor of a knight
ARMIGERO n pl. -GEROS armiger
ARMILLA n pl. -LAE or -LAS a thin membrane around the stem of certain fungi
ARMING n pl. -S the act of one that arms
ARMLESS adj having no arms
ARMLET n pl. -S an armband
ARMLIKE adj resembling an arm
ARMLOAD n pl. -S an armful
ARMLOCK n pl. -S a hold in wrestling
ARMOIRE n pl. -S a large, ornate cabinet
ARMONICA n pl. -S a type of musical instrument
ARMOR v -ED, -ING, -S to furnish with armor (a defensive covering)
ARMORER n pl. -S one that makes or repairs armor
ARMORIAL n pl. -S a treatise on heraldry
ARMORY n pl. -MORIES a place where weapons are stored
ARMOUR v -ED, -ING, -S to armor
ARMOURER n pl. -S armorer
ARMOURY n pl. -MOURIES armory
ARMPIT n pl. -S the hollow under the arm at the shoulder
ARMREST n pl. -S a support for the arm
ARMSFUL a pl. of armful
ARMURE n pl. -S a woven fabric
ARMY n pl. -MIES a large body of men trained and armed for war
ARMYWORM n pl. -S a destructive moth larva
ARNATTO n pl. -TOS annatto
ARNICA n pl. -S a perennial herb
ARNOTTO n pl. -TOS a tropical tree
AROID n pl. -S a flowering plant
AROINT v -ED, -ING, -S to drive away
AROMA n pl. -S a pleasant odor
AROMATIC n pl. -S a fragrant plant or substance
AROSE past tense of arise
AROUND prep on all sides of
AROUSAL n pl. -S the act of arousing
AROUSE v AROUSED, AROUSING, AROUSES to stimulate
AROUSER n pl. -S one that arouses
AROYNT v -ED, -ING, -S to aroint
ARPEGGIO n pl. -GIOS a technique of playing a musical chord
ARPEN n pl. -S arpent
ARPENT n pl. -S an old French unit of area
ARQUEBUS n pl. -ES an early portable firearm
ARRACK n pl. -S an Oriental liquor
ARRAIGN v -ED, -ING, -S to call before a court of law to answer an indictment
ARRANGE v -RANGED, -RANGING, -RANGES to put in definite or proper order
ARRANGER n pl. -S one that arranges
ARRANT adj outright ARRANTLY adv
ARRAS n pl. ARRAS a tapestry ARRASED adj
ARRAY v -ED, -ING, -S to place in proper or desired order
ARRAYAL n pl. -S the act of arraying
ARRAYER n pl. -S one that arrays
ARREAR n pl. -S an unpaid and overdue debt
ARREST v -ED, -ING, -S to seize and hold by legal authority
ARRESTEE n pl. -S one that is arrested
ARRESTER n pl. -S one that arrests
ARRESTOR n pl. -S arrester
ARRHIZAL adj rootless
ARRIS n pl. -RISES a ridge formed by the meeting of two surfaces
ARRIVAL n pl. -S the act of arriving
ARRIVE v -RIVED, -RIVING, -RIVES to reach a destination
ARRIVER n pl. -S one that arrives
ARROBA n pl. -S a Spanish unit of weight
ARROGANT adj overly convinced of one's own worth or importance
ARROGATE v -GATED, -GATING, -GATES to claim or take without right
ARROW v -ED, -ING, -S to indicate the proper position of with an arrow (a linear figure with a wedge-shaped end)
ARROWY adj moving swiftly
ARROYO n pl. -ROYOS a brook or creek
ARSENAL n pl. -S a collection or supply of weapons
ARSENATE n pl. -S a chemical salt
ARSENIC n pl. -S a metallic element
ARSENIDE n pl. -S an arsenic compound
ARSENITE n pl. -S a chemical salt
ARSENO adj containing a certain bivalent chemical radical
ARSENOUS adj pertaining to arsenic
ARSES pl. of arsis
ARSHIN n pl. -S archine
ARSINE n pl. -S a poisonous gas
ARSINO adj containing a certain univalent chemical radical
ARSIS n pl. ARSES the unaccented part of a musical measure
ARSON n pl. -S the malicious or fraudulent burning of property ARSONOUS adj
ARSONIST n pl. -S one that commits arson
ART n pl. -S an esthetically pleasing and meaningful arrangement of elements
ARTAL a pl. of rotl
ARTEFACT n pl. -S artifact
ARTEL n pl. -S a collective farm in Russia
ARTERIAL n pl. -S a type of highway
ARTERY n pl. -TERIES a vessel that carries blood away from the heart
ARTFUL adj crafty ARTFULLY adv
ARTICLE v -CLED, -CLING, -CLES to charge with specific offenses
ARTIER comparative of arty
ARTIEST superlative of arty
ARTIFACT n pl. -S an object made by man
ARTIFICE n pl. -S a clever stratagem
ARTILY adv in an arty manner
ARTINESS n pl. -ES the quality of being arty
ARTISAN n pl. -S a trained or skilled workman
ARTIST n pl. -S one who practices one of the fine arts
ARTISTE n pl. -S a skilled public performer
ARTISTIC adj characteristic of art
ARTISTRY n pl. -RIES artistic quality or workmanship
ARTLESS adj lacking cunning or guile
ARTSY adj -SIER, -SIEST arty
ARTWORK n pl. -S illustrative or decorative work in printed matter
ARTY adj ARTIER, ARTIEST showily or pretentiously artistic
ARUGOLA n pl. -S arugula
ARUGULA n pl. -S a European annual herb
ARUM n pl. -S a flowering plant
ARUSPEX n pl. -PICES haruspex
ARVAL adj pertaining to plowed land
ARVO n pl. -VOS afternoon
ARYL n pl. -S a univalent radical
ARYTHMIA n pl. -S an irregularity in the rhythm of the heartbeat ARYTHMIC adj
AS adv to the same degree
ASANA n pl. -S a posture in yoga
ASARUM n pl. -S a perennial herb
ASBESTOS n pl. -ES a mineral ASBESTIC adj
ASBESTUS n pl. -ES asbestos
ASCARID n pl. -S a parasitic worm
ASCARIS n pl. -RIDES ascarid
ASCEND v -ED, -ING, -S to go or move upward
ASCENDER n pl. -S one that ascends
ASCENT n pl. -S the act of ascending
ASCESIS n pl. -CESES the conduct of an ascetic
ASCETIC n pl. -S one who practices extreme self-denial for religious reasons
ASCI pl. of ascus
ASCIDIAN n pl. -S a small marine animal
ASCIDIUM n pl. -DIA a flask-shaped plant appendage
ASCITES n pl. ASCITES accumulation of serous fluid in the abdomen ASCITIC adj
ASCOCARP n pl. -S a spore-producing organ of certain fungi
ASCORBIC adj relieving scurvy
ASCOT n pl. -S a broad neck scarf
ASCRIBE v -CRIBED, -CRIBING, -CRIBES to attribute to a specified cause, source, or origin
ASCUS n pl. ASCI a spore sac in certain fungi
ASDIC n pl. -S sonar
ASEA adv at sea
ASEPSIS n pl. -SEPSES the condition of being aseptic
ASEPTIC adj free from germs
ASEXUAL adj occurring or performed without sexual action
ASH v -ED, -ING, -ES to convert into ash (the residue of a substance that has been burned)
ASHAMED adj feeling shame, guilt, or disgrace
ASHCAN n pl. -S a metal receptacle for garbage
ASHEN adj consisting of ashes
ASHFALL n pl. -S a deposit of volcanic ash
ASHIER comparative of ashy
ASHIEST superlative of ashy
ASHINESS n pl. -ES the condition of being ashy
ASHLAR v -ED, -ING, -S to build with squared stones
ASHLER v -ED, -ING, -S to ashlar
ASHLESS adj having no ashes
ASHMAN n pl. -MEN one who collects and removes ashes
ASHORE adv toward or on the shore
ASHPLANT n pl. -S a walking stick
ASHRAM n pl. -S a secluded dwelling of a Hindu sage
ASHTRAY n pl. -TRAYS a receptacle for tobacco ashes
ASHY adj ASHIER, ASHIEST covered with ashes
ASIDE n pl. -S a comment by an actor intended to be heard by the audience but not the other actors
ASININE adj obstinately stupid or silly
ASK v -ED, -ING, -S to put a question to
ASKANCE adv with a side glance
ASKANT adv askance
ASKER n pl. -S one that asks
ASKESIS n pl. ASKESES ascesis
ASKEW adv to one side
ASKING n pl. -S the act of one who asks
ASKOS n pl. ASKOI an oil jar used in ancient Greece
ASLANT adj slanting
ASLEEP adj sleeping
ASLOPE adj sloping
ASOCIAL adj avoiding the company of others
ASP n pl. -S a venomous snake
ASPARKLE adj sparkling
ASPECT n pl. -S appearance of something to the eye or mind
ASPEN n pl. -S any of several poplars
ASPER n pl. -S a Turkish money of account
ASPERATE v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES to make uneven
ASPERGES n pl. ASPERGES a Roman Catholic rite
ASPERITY n pl. -TIES acrimony
ASPERSE v -PERSED, -PERSING, -PERSES to spread false charges against
ASPERSER n pl. -S one that asperses
ASPERSOR n pl. -S asperser
ASPHALT v -ED, -ING, -S to coat with asphalt (a substance used for paving and roofing)
ASPHERIC adj varying slightly from an exactly spherical shape
ASPHODEL n pl. -S a flowering plant
ASPHYXIA n pl. -S unconsciousness caused by lack of oxygen
ASPHYXY n pl. -PHYXIES asphyxia
ASPIC n pl. -S the asp
ASPIRANT n pl. -S one that aspires
ASPIRATA n pl. -TAE a type of plosive
ASPIRATE v -RATED, -RATING, -RATES to pronounce with an initial release of breath
ASPIRE v -PIRED, -PIRING, -PIRES to have an earnest desire or ambition
ASPIRER n pl. -S an aspirant
ASPIRIN n pl. -S a pain reliever
ASPIRING present participle of aspire
ASPIS n pl. -PISES aspic
ASPISH adj resembling an asp
ASQUINT adv with a sidelong glance
ASRAMA n pl. -S ashram
ASS n pl. -ES a hoofed mammal
ASSAGAI v -GAIED, -GAIING, -GAIS to pierce with a light spear
ASSAI n pl. -S a tropical tree
ASSAIL v -ED, -ING, -S to attack
ASSAILER n pl. -S one that assails
ASSASSIN n pl. -S a murderer
ASSAULT v -ED, -ING, -S to attack
ASSAY v -ED, -ING, -S to attempt
ASSAYER n pl. -S one that assays
ASSEGAI v -GAIED, -GAIING, -GAIS to assagai
ASSEMBLE v -BLED, -BLING, -BLES to come or bring together
ASSEMBLY n pl. -BLIES the act of assembling
ASSENT v -ED, -ING, -S to express agreement
ASSENTER n pl. -S one that assents
ASSENTOR n pl. -S assenter
ASSERT v -ED, -ING, -S to state positively
ASSERTER n pl. -S one that asserts
ASSERTOR n pl. -S asserter
ASSESS v -ED, -ING, -ES to estimate the value of for taxation
ASSESSOR n pl. -S one that assesses
ASSET n pl. -S a useful quality or thing
ASSIGN v -ED, -ING, -S to set apart for a particular purpose
ASSIGNAT n pl. -S one of the notes issued as currency by the French revolutionary government
ASSIGNEE n pl. -S one to whom property or right is legally transferred
ASSIGNER n pl. -S one that assigns
ASSIGNOR n pl. -S one who legally transfers property or right
ASSIST v -ED, -ING, -S to give aid or support to
ASSISTER n pl. -S one that assists
ASSISTOR n pl. -S assister
ASSIZE n pl. -S a session of a legislative or judicial body
ASSLIKE adj resembling an ass
ASSOIL v -ED, -ING, -S to pardon
ASSONANT n pl. -S a word or syllable that resembles another in sound
ASSORT v -ED, -ING, -S to distribute into groups according to kind or class
ASSORTER n pl. -S one that assorts
ASSUAGE v -SUAGED, -SUAGING, -SUAGES to make less severe
ASSUME v -SUMED, -SUMING, -SUMES to take on
ASSUMER n pl. -S one that assumes
ASSURE v -SURED, -SURING, -SURES to insure
ASSURED n pl. -S an insured person
ASSURER n pl. -S one that assures
ASSURING present participle of assure
ASSUROR n pl. -S assurer
ASSWAGE v -SWAGED, -SWAGING, -SWAGES to assuage
ASTASIA n pl. -S inability to stand resulting from muscular incoordination
ASTATIC adj unstable
ASTATINE n pl. -S a radioactive element
ASTER n pl. -S a flowering plant
ASTERIA n pl. -S a gemstone cut to exhibit asterism
ASTERISK v -ED, -ING, -S to mark with an asterisk (a star-shaped printing mark)
ASTERISM n pl. -S a property of certain minerals of showing a starlike luminous figure
ASTERN adv at or toward the rear of a ship
ASTERNAL adj not connected to the sternum
ASTEROID n pl. -S a type of celestial body
ASTHENIA n pl. -S lack of strength
ASTHENIC n pl. -S a slender, lightly muscled person
ASTHENY n pl. -NIES asthenia
ASTHMA n pl. -S a respiratory disease
ASTIGMIA n pl. -S a visual defect
ASTILBE n pl. -S an Asian perennial
ASTIR adj moving about
ASTOMOUS adj having no stomata
ASTONISH v -ED, -ING, -ES to fill with sudden wonder or surprise
ASTONY v -TONIED, -TONYING, -TONIES to astonish
ASTOUND v -ED, -ING, -S to amaze
ASTRAGAL n pl. -S a convex molding
ASTRAL n pl. -S a type of oil lamp
ASTRALLY adv in a stellar manner
ASTRAY adv off the right course
ASTRICT v -ED, -ING, -S to restrict
ASTRIDE adv with one leg on each side
ASTRINGE v -TRINGED, -TRINGING, -TRINGES to bind or draw together
ASTUTE adj shrewd ASTUTELY adv
ASTYLAR adj having no columns
ASUNDER adv into pieces
ASWARM adj swarming
ASWIRL adj swirling
ASWOON adj swooning
ASYLUM n pl. -LUMS or -LA an institution for the care of the mentally ill
ASYNDETA n/pl omissions of certain conjunctions
AT prep in the position of
ATABAL n pl. -S a type of drum
ATACTIC adj showing no regularity of structure
ATAGHAN n pl. -S yataghan
ATALAYA n pl. -S a watchtower
ATAMAN n pl. -S a hetman
ATAMASCO n pl. -COS a flowering plant
ATAP n pl. -S the nipa palm tree
ATARAXIA n pl. -S peace of mind
ATARAXIC n pl. -S a tranquilizing drug
ATARAXY n pl. -RAXIES ataraxia
ATAVIC adj pertaining to a remote ancestor
ATAVISM n pl. -S the reappearance of a genetic characteristic after several generations of absence
ATAVIST n pl. -S an individual displaying atavism
ATAXIA n pl. -S loss of muscular coordination
ATAXIC n pl. -S one suffering from ataxia
ATAXY n pl. ATAXIES ataxia
ATE n pl. -S blind impulse or reckless ambition that drives one to ruin
ATECHNIC adj lacking technical knowledge
ATELIC adj pertaining to a type of verb form
ATELIER n pl. -S a workshop or studio
ATEMOYA n pl. -S a fruit of a hybrid tropical tree
ATHANASY n pl. -SIES immortality
ATHEISM n pl. -S the belief that there is no God
ATHEIST n pl. -S a believer in atheism
ATHELING n pl. -S an Anglo-Saxon prince or nobleman
ATHENEUM n pl. -S a literary institution
ATHEROMA n pl. -MAS or -MATA a disease of the arteries
ATHETOID adj affected with a type of nervous disorder
ATHIRST adj having a strong desire
ATHLETE n pl. -S one skilled in feats of physical strength and agility ATHLETIC adj
ATHODYD n pl. -S a type of jet engine
ATHWART adv from side to side
ATILT adj being in a tilted position
ATINGLE adj tingling
ATLAS n pl. ATLANTES or ATLASES a male figure used as a supporting column
ATLATL n pl. -S a device for throwing a spear or dart
ATMA n pl. -S atman
ATMAN n pl. -S the individual soul in Hinduism
ATOLL n pl. -S a ring-shaped coral island
ATOM n pl. -S the smallest unit of an element ATOMIC, ATOMICAL adj
ATOMICS n/pl the science dealing with atoms
ATOMIES pl. of atomy
ATOMISE v -ISED, -ISING, -ISES to atomize
ATOMISER n pl. -S atomizer
ATOMISM n pl. -S the theory that the universe is composed of simple, indivisible, minute particles
ATOMIST n pl. -S an adherent of atomism
ATOMIZE v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES to reduce to a fine spray
ATOMIZER n pl. -S a device for atomizing liquids
ATOMY n pl. -MIES a tiny particle
ATONAL adj lacking tonality ATONALLY adv
ATONE v ATONED, ATONING, ATONES to make amends or reparation ATONABLE adj
ATONER n pl. -S one that atones
ATONIC n pl. -S an unaccented syllable or word
ATONING present participle of atone
ATONY n pl. -NIES muscular weakness
ATOP adj being on or at the top
ATOPY n pl. -PIES a type of allergy ATOPIC adj
ATRAZINE n pl. -S an herbicide
ATREMBLE adj trembling
ATRESIA n pl. -S absence or closure of a natural bodily passage
ATRIA a pl. of atrium
ATRIAL adj pertaining to an atrium
ATRIP adj aweigh
ATRIUM n pl. ATRIA or ATRIUMS the main room of an ancient Roman house
ATROCITY n pl. -TIES a heinous act
ATROPHIA n pl. -S a wasting away of the body or any of its parts ATROPHIC adj
ATROPHY v -PHIED, -PHYING, -PHIES to waste away
ATROPIN n pl. -S atropine
ATROPINE n pl. -S a poisonous alkaloid
ATROPISM n pl. -S atropine poisoning
ATT n pl. ATT a monetary unit of Laos
ATTABOY interj -- used to express encouragement or approval
ATTACH v -ED, -ING, -ES to connect as an associated part
ATTACHE n pl. -S a diplomatic official
ATTACHER n pl. -S one that attaches
ATTACK v -ED, -ING, -S to set upon violently
ATTACKER n pl. -S one that attacks
ATTAIN v -ED, -ING, -S to gain or achieve by mental or physical effort
ATTAINER n pl. -S one that attains
ATTAINT v -ED, -ING, -S to disgrace
ATTAR n pl. -S a fragrant oil
ATTEMPER v -ED, -ING, -S to modify the temperature of
ATTEMPT v -ED, -ING, -S to make an effort to do or accomplish
ATTEND v -ED, -ING, -S to be present at
ATTENDEE n pl. -S an attender
ATTENDER n pl. -S one that attends
ATTENT adj heedful
ATTEST v -ED, -ING, -S to affirm to be true or genuine
ATTESTER n pl. -S one that attests
ATTESTOR n pl. -S attester
ATTIC n pl. -S a story or room directly below the roof of a house
ATTICISM n pl. -S a concise and elegant expression
ATTICIST n pl. -S one who uses atticisms
ATTIRE v -TIRED, -TIRING, -TIRES to clothe
ATTITUDE n pl. -S a state of mind with regard to some matter
ATTORN v -ED, -ING, -S to acknowledge a new owner as one's landlord
ATTORNEY n pl. -NEYS a lawyer
ATTRACT v -ED, -ING, -S to cause to approach or adhere
ATTRITE adj attrited
ATTRITED adj worn down by rubbing
ATTUNE v -TUNED, -TUNING, -TUNES to bring into harmony
ATWAIN adv in two
ATWEEN prep between
ATWITTER adj twittering
ATYPIC adj atypical
ATYPICAL adj not typical
AUBADE n pl. -S a morning song
AUBERGE n pl. -S an inn
AUBRETIA n pl. -S aubrieta
AUBRIETA n pl. -S a flowering plant
AUBURN n pl. -S a reddish brown color
AUCTION v -ED, -ING, -S to sell publicly to the highest bidder
AUCUBA n pl. -S a shrub of the dogwood family
AUDACITY n pl. -TIES boldness
AUDAD n pl. -S aoudad
AUDIAL adj aural
AUDIBLE n pl. -S a type of play in football
AUDIBLY adv in a way so as to be heard
AUDIENCE n pl. -S a group of listeners or spectators
AUDIENT n pl. -S one that hears
AUDILE n pl. -S one whose mental imagery is chiefly auditory
AUDING n pl. -S the process of hearing, recognizing, and interpreting a spoken language
AUDIO n pl. -DIOS sound reception or transmission
AUDIT v -ED, -ING, -S to examine with intent to verify
AUDITION v -ED, -ING, -S to give a trial performance
AUDITIVE n pl. -S an auditory
AUDITOR n pl. -S one that audits
AUDITORY n pl. -RIES a group of listeners
AUGEND n pl. -S a number to which another is to be added
AUGER n pl. -S a tool for boring
AUGHT n pl. -S a zero
AUGITE n pl. -S a mineral AUGITIC adj
AUGMENT v -ED, -ING, -S to increase
AUGUR v -ED, -ING, -S to foretell from omens
AUGURAL adj pertaining to augury
AUGURER n pl. -S one that augurs
AUGURY n pl. -RIES the practice of auguring
AUGUST adj -GUSTER, -GUSTEST inspiring reverence or admiration AUGUSTLY adv
AUK n pl. -S a diving seabird
AUKLET n pl. -S a small auk
AULD adj AULDER, AULDEST old
AULIC adj pertaining to a royal court
AUNT n pl. -S the sister of one's father or mother
AUNTHOOD n pl. -S the state of being an aunt
AUNTIE n pl. -S aunt
AUNTIES pl. of aunty
AUNTLIKE adj resembling an aunt
AUNTLY adj -LIER, -LIEST of or suggesting an aunt
AUNTY n pl. AUNTIES aunt
AURA n pl. -RAS or -RAE an invisible emanation
AURAL adj pertaining to the sense of hearing AURALLY adv
AURAR pl. of eyrir
AURATE adj having ears
AURATED adj aurate
AUREATE adj golden
AUREI pl. of aureus
AUREOLA n pl. -LAS or -LAE a halo
AUREOLE v -OLED, -OLING, -OLES to surround with a halo
AURES pl. of auris
AUREUS n pl. -REI a gold coin of ancient Rome
AURIC adj pertaining to gold
AURICLE n pl. -S an ear or ear-shaped part AURICLED adj
AURICULA n pl. -LAS or -LAE an auricle
AURIFORM adj ear-shaped
AURIS n pl. AURES the ear
AURIST n pl. -S a specialist in diseases of the ear
AUROCHS n pl. -ES an extinct European ox
AURORA n pl. -RAS or -RAE the rising light of the morning AURORAL, AUROREAN adj
AUROUS adj pertaining to gold
AURUM n pl. -S gold
AUSFORM v -ED, -ING, -S to subject steel to a strengthening process
AUSPEX n pl. -PICES a soothsayer of ancient Rome
AUSPICE n pl. -S a favorable omen
AUSTERE adj -TERER, -TEREST grave in disposition or appearance
AUSTRAL n pl. -ES or -S a former monetary unit of Argentina
AUSUBO n pl. -BOS a tropical tree
AUTACOID n pl. -S a hormone
AUTARCHY n pl. -CHIES absolute rule or power
AUTARKY n pl. -KIES national economic self-sufficiency AUTARKIC adj
AUTECISM n pl. -S the development of the entire life cycle of a parasitic fungus on a single host
AUTEUR n pl. -S the creator of a film
AUTHOR v -ED, -ING, -S to write
AUTISM n pl. -S extreme withdrawal into fantasy AUTISTIC adj
AUTO v -ED, -ING, -S to ride in an automobile
AUTOBAHN n pl. -BAHNS or -BAHNEN a German superhighway
AUTOBUS n pl. -BUSES or -BUSSES a bus
AUTOCADE n pl. -S a procession of automobiles
AUTOCOID n pl. -S autacoid
AUTOCRAT n pl. -S an absolute ruler
AUTODYNE n pl. -S a type of electrical circuit
AUTOGAMY n pl. -MIES fertilization of a flower by its own pollen
AUTOGENY n pl. -NIES the production of living organisms from inanimate matter
AUTOGIRO n pl. -ROS a type of airplane
AUTOGYRO n pl. -ROS autogiro
AUTOLYSE v -LYSED, -LYSING, -LYSES to autolyze
AUTOLYZE v -LYZED, -LYZING, -LYZES to break down tissue by the action of self-contained enzymes
AUTOMAN n pl. -MEN an automobile maker
AUTOMATA n/pl robots
AUTOMATE v -MATED, -MATING, -MATES to convert to a system of automatic control
AUTOMEN n pl. of automan
AUTONOMY n pl. -MIES the state of being self-governing
AUTOPSIC adj pertaining to an autopsy
AUTOPSY v -SIED, -SYING, -SIES to examine a dead body to determine the cause of death
AUTOSOME n pl. -S a type of chromosome
AUTOTOMY n pl. -MIES the shedding of a damaged body part
AUTOTYPE n pl. -S a type of photographic process
AUTOTYPY n pl. -TYPIES autotype
AUTUMN n pl. -S a season of the year AUTUMNAL adj
AUTUNITE n pl. -S a mineral
AUXESIS n pl. AUXESES an increase in cell size without cell division
AUXETIC n pl. -S a substance that promotes auxesis
AUXIN n pl. -S a substance used to regulate plant growth AUXINIC adj
AVA adv at all
AVADAVAT n pl. -S a small songbird
AVAIL v -ED, -ING, -S to be of use or advantage to
AVANT adj culturally or stylistically new
AVARICE n pl. -S greed
AVAST interj -- used as a command to stop
AVATAR n pl. -S the incarnation of a Hindu deity
AVAUNT interj -- used as an order of dismissal
AVE n pl. -S an expression of greeting or farewell
AVELLAN adj having the four arms shaped like filberts -- used of a heraldic cross
AVELLANE adj avellan
AVENGE v AVENGED, AVENGING, AVENGES to exact retribution for
AVENGER n pl. -S one that avenges
AVENS n pl. -ES a perennial herb
AVENTAIL n pl. -S ventail
AVENUE n pl. -S a wide street
AVER v AVERRED, AVERRING, AVERS to declare positively
AVERAGE v -AGED, -AGING, -AGES to calculate the arithmetic mean of
AVERMENT n pl. -S the act of averring
AVERRED past tense of aver
AVERRING present participle of aver
AVERSE adj opposed; reluctant AVERSELY adv
AVERSION n pl. -S a feeling of repugnance AVERSIVE adj
AVERT v -ED, -ING, -S to turn away
AVGAS n pl. -GASES or -GASSES gasoline for airplanes
AVIAN n pl. -S a bird
AVIANIZE v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES to make less severe by repeated culture in a chick embryo, as a virus
AVIARIST n pl. -S the keeper of an aviary
AVIARY n pl. -ARIES a large enclosure for live birds
AVIATE v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES to fly an aircraft
AVIATION n pl. -S the act of aviating
AVIATOR n pl. -S one that aviates
AVIATRIX n pl. -TRICES or -TRIXES a female aviator
AVICULAR adj pertaining to birds
AVID adj eager
AVIDIN n pl. -S a protein found in egg white
AVIDITY n pl. -TIES the state of being avid
AVIDLY adv in an avid manner
AVIDNESS n pl. -ES avidity
AVIFAUNA n pl. -NAS or -NAE the bird life of a particular region
AVIGATOR n pl. -S one that navigates aircraft
AVION n pl. -S an airplane
AVIONICS n/pl the science of electronics applied to aviation AVIONIC adj
AVISO n pl. -SOS advice
AVO n pl. AVOS a monetary unit of Macao
AVOCADO n pl. -DOS or -DOES the edible fruit of a tropical tree
AVOCET n pl. -S a shore bird
AVODIRE n pl. -S an African tree
AVOID v -ED, -ING, -S to keep away from
AVOIDER n pl. -S one that avoids
AVOSET n pl. -S avocet
AVOUCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to affirm
AVOUCHER n pl. -S one that avouches
AVOW v -ED, -ING, -S to declare openly AVOWABLE adj AVOWABLY, AVOWEDLY adv
AVOWAL n pl. -S an open declaration
AVOWER n pl. -S one that avows
AVULSE v AVULSED, AVULSING, AVULSES to tear off forcibly
AVULSION n pl. -S the act of avulsing
AW interj -- used to express protest, disgust, or disbelief
AWA adv away
AWAIT v -ED, -ING, -S to wait for
AWAITER n pl. -S one that awaits
AWAKE v AWAKED or AWOKE, AWOKEN, AWAKING, AWAKES to wake up
AWAKEN v -ED, -ING, -S to awake
AWAKENER n pl. -S one that awakens
AWAKING present participle of awake
AWARD v -ED, -ING, -S to grant as due or merited
AWARDEE n pl. -S one that is awarded something
AWARDER n pl. -S one that awards
AWARE adj having perception or knowledge
AWASH adj covered with water
AWAY adv from a certain place
AWAYNESS n pl. -ES the state of being distant
AWE v AWED, AWING or AWEING, AWES to inspire with awe (reverential fear)
AWEARY adj weary
AWEATHER adv toward the windward side of a vessel
AWED past tense of awe
AWEE adv awhile
AWEIGH adj hanging just clear of the bottom -- used of an anchor
AWELESS adj lacking awe
AWESOME adj inspiring awe
AWFUL adj -FULLER, -FULLEST extremely bad or unpleasant AWFULLY adv
AWHILE adv for a short time
AWHIRL adj whirling
AWING a present participle of awe
AWKWARD adj -WARDER, -WARDEST lacking skill, dexterity, or grace
AWL n pl. -S a pointed tool for making small holes
AWLESS adj aweless
AWLWORT n pl -S an aquatic plant
AWMOUS n pl. AWMOUS alms
AWN n pl. -S a bristlelike appendage of certain grasses AWNED, AWNLESS, AWNY adj
AWNING n pl. -S a rooflike canvas cover AWNINGED adj
AWOKE a past tense of awake
AWOKEN a past participle of awake
AWOL n pl. -S one who is absent without leave
AWRY adv with a turn or twist to one side
AX v -ED, -ING, -ES to work on with an ax (a type of cutting tool)
AXAL adj axial
AXE v AXED, AXING, AXES to ax
AXEL n pl. -S a jump in figure skating
AXEMAN n pl. -MEN axman
AXENIC adj free from germs
AXES pl. of axis
AXIAL adj pertaining to or forming an axis AXIALLY adv
AXIALITY n pl. -TIES the state of being axial
AXIL n pl. -S the angle between the upper side of a leaf and its supporting stem
AXILE adj axial
AXILLA n pl. -LAE or -LAS the armpit
AXILLAR n pl. -S a feather on the undersurface of a bird's wing
AXILLARY n pl. -LARIES an axillar
AXING present participle of axe
AXIOLOGY n pl. -GIES the study of values and value judgments
AXIOM n pl. -S a self-evident truth
AXION n pl. -S a hypothetical subatomic particle
AXIS n pl. AXES a straight line about which a body rotates AXISED adj
AXIS n pl. AXISES an Asian deer
AXITE n pl. -S a fiber of an axon
AXLE n pl. -S a shaft upon which a wheel revolves AXLED adj
AXLETREE n pl. -S a type of axle
AXLIKE adj resembling an ax
AXMAN n pl. -MEN one who wields an ax
AXOLOTL n pl. -S a salamander of Mexico and western United States
AXON n pl. -S the central process of a neuron AXONAL, AXONIC adj
AXONE n pl. -S axon
AXONEMAL adj pertaining to an axoneme
AXONEME n pl. -S a part of a cilium
AXOPLASM n pl. -S the protoplasm of an axon
AXSEED n pl. -S a European herb
AY n pl. AYS aye
AYAH n pl. -S a native maid or nurse in India
AYE n pl. -S an affirmative vote
AYIN n pl. -S a Hebrew letter
AYURVEDA n pl. -S a Hindu system of medicine
AZALEA n pl. -S a flowering shrub
AZAN n pl. -S a Muslim call to prayer
AZIDE n pl. -S a type of chemical compound AZIDO adj
AZIMUTH n pl. -S an angle of horizontal deviation
AZINE n pl. -S a type of chemical compound
AZLON n pl. -S a textile fiber
AZO adj containing nitrogen
AZOIC adj pertaining to geologic time before the appearance of life
AZOLE n pl. -S a type of chemical compound
AZON n pl. -S a radio-controlled aerial bomb
AZONAL adj pertaining to a type of a soil group
AZONIC adj not restricted to any particular zone
AZOTE n pl. -S nitrogen AZOTED adj
AZOTEMIA n pl. -S an excess of nitrogenous substances in the blood AZOTEMIC adj
AZOTH n pl. -S mercury
AZOTIC adj pertaining to azote
AZOTISE v -TISED, -TISING, -TISES to azotize
AZOTIZE v -TIZED, -TIZING, -TIZES to treat with nitrogen
AZOTURIA n pl. -S an excess of nitrogenous substances in the urine
AZURE n pl. -S a blue color
AZURITE n pl. -S a mineral
AZYGOS n pl. -ES an azygous anatomical part
AZYGOUS adj not being one of a pair
BA n pl. -S the eternal soul, in Egyptian mythology
BAA v -ED, -ING, -S to bleat
BAAL n pl. -S or -IM a false god
BAALISM n pl. -S the worship of a baal
BAAS n pl. -ES master; boss
BAASKAAP n pl. -S the policy of domination by white people in South Africa
BABA n pl. -S a rum cake
BABASSU n pl. -S a palm tree
BABBITT v -ED, -ING, -S to line with babbitt (an alloy of tin, copper, and antimony)
BABBLE v -BLED, -BLING, -BLES to talk idly or excessively
BABBLER n pl. -S one that babbles
BABBLING n pl. -S idle talk
BABE n pl. -S a baby
BABEL n pl. -S confusion
BABESIA n pl. -S a parasitic protozoan
BABICHE n pl. -S rawhide thongs
BABIED past tense of baby
BABIES present 3d person sing. of baby
BABIRUSA n pl. -S a wild pig
BABKA n pl. -S a coffee cake
BABOO n pl. -BOOS a Hindu gentleman
BABOOL n pl. -S babul
BABOON n pl. -S a large ape
BABU n pl. -S baboo
BABUL n pl. -S a North African tree
BABUSHKA n pl. -S a woman's scarf
BABY v -BIED, -BYING, -BIES to coddle
BABYHOOD n pl. -S the state of being a baby (an infant)
BABYISH adj resembling a baby
BACALAO n pl. -LAOS codfish
BACCA n pl. -CAE a berry
BACCARA n pl. -S baccarat
BACCARAT n pl. -S a card game
BACCATE adj pulpy like a berry
BACCATED adj baccate
BACCHANT n pl. -S or -ES a carouser
BACCHIC adj riotous
BACCHIUS n pl. -CHII a type of metrical foot
BACH v -ED, -ING, -ES to live as a bachelor
BACHELOR n pl. -S an unmarried man
BACILLAR adj rod-shaped
BACILLUS n pl. -LI any of a class of rod-shaped bacteria
BACK v -ED, -ING, -S to support
BACKACHE n pl. -S a pain in the back
BACKBEAT n pl. -S a type of rhythm in music
BACKBEND n pl. -S an acrobatic feat
BACKBITE v -BIT, -BITTEN, -BITING, -BITES to slander
BACKBONE n pl. -S the spine
BACKCAST n pl. -S a backward movement in casting a fishing line
BACKCHAT n pl. -S repartee
BACKDATE v -DATED, -DATING, -DATES to predate
BACKDOOR adj secretive
BACKDROP n pl. -S a stage setting
BACKER n pl. -S a supporter
BACKFILL v -ED, -ING, -S to refill
BACKFIRE v -FIRED, -FIRING, -FIRES to result in undesirable consequences
BACKFIT v -FITTED, -FITTING, -FITS to retrofit
BACKFLOW n pl. -S a flowing back toward a source
BACKHAND v -ED, -ING, -S to strike with the back of the hand
BACKHAUL v -ED, -ING, -S to return after delivering a load
BACKHOE n pl. -S an excavating machine
BACKING n pl. -S support
BACKLAND n pl. -S a region remote from cities
BACKLASH v -ED, -ING, -ES to cause a reaction
BACKLESS adj having no back
BACKLIST v -ED, -ING, -S to include in a publisher's list of older book titles
BACKLIT adj illuminated from behind
BACKLOG v -LOGGED, -LOGGING, -LOGS to accumulate
BACKMOST adj hindmost
BACKOUT n pl. -S a reversal of launching procedures
BACKPACK v -ED, -ING, -S to hike with a pack on one's back
BACKREST n pl. -S a back support
BACKROOM adj made or operating inconspicuously
BACKRUSH n pl. -ES the seaward return of water from a wave
BACKSAW n pl. -S a type of saw
BACKSEAT n pl. -S a rear seat
BACKSET n pl. -S a setback
BACKSIDE n pl. -S the hind part
BACKSLAP v -SLAPPED, -SLAPPING, -SLAPS to show much approval
BACKSLID past tense of backslide (to revert to sin)
BACKSPIN n pl. -S a backward rotation
BACKSTAY n pl. -STAYS a support for a mast
BACKSTOP v -STOPPED, -STOPPING, -STOPS to bolster
BACKUP n pl. -S a substitute
BACKWARD adv toward the back
BACKWASH v -ED, -ING, -ES to spray water backward
BACKWOOD adj uncouth
BACKWRAP n pl. -S a wraparound garment that fastens in the back
BACKYARD n pl. -S an area at the rear of a house
BACON n pl. -S a side of a pig cured and smoked
BACTERIA n/pl microscopic organisms
BACTERIN n pl. -S a vaccine prepared from dead bacteria
BACULINE adj pertaining to a rod
BACULUM n pl. -LA or -LUMS a bone in the penis of many mammals
BAD adj BADDER, BADDEST very good
BAD adj WORSE, WORST not good in any way
BAD n pl. -S something that is bad
BADDIE n pl. -S a bad person
BADDY n pl. -DIES baddie
BADE past tense of bid
BADGE v BADGED, BADGING, BADGES to supply with an insignia
BADGER v -ED, -ING, -S to harass
BADGERLY adj bothersome
BADGING present participle of badge
BADINAGE v -NAGED, -NAGING, -NAGES to banter
BADLAND n pl. -S a barren, hilly area
BADLY adv in a bad manner
BADMAN n pl. -MEN an outlaw
BADMOUTH v -ED, -ING, -S to criticize
BADNESS n pl. -ES the state of being bad
BAFF v -ED, -ING, -S to strike under a golf ball
BAFFIES pl. of baffy
BAFFLE v -FLED, -FLING, -FLES to confuse
BAFFLER n pl. -S one that baffles
BAFFY n pl. -FIES a wooden golf club
BAG v BAGGED, BAGGING, BAGS to put into a bag (a flexible container)
BAGASS n pl. -ES bagasse
BAGASSE n pl. -S crushed sugarcane
BAGEL n pl. -S a ring-shaped roll
BAGFUL n pl. BAGFULS or BAGSFUL as much as a bag can hold
BAGGAGE n pl. -S luggage
BAGGED past tense of bag
BAGGER n pl. -S one that bags
BAGGIE n pl. -S the stomach
BAGGING n pl. -S material for making bags
BAGGY adj -GIER, -GIEST loose-fitting BAGGILY adv
BAGHOUSE n pl. -S a facility for removing particulates from exhaust gases
BAGMAN n pl. -MEN a traveling salesman
BAGNIO n pl. -NIOS a brothel
BAGPIPE n pl. -S a wind instrument
BAGPIPER n pl. -S one that plays bagpipes
BAGSFUL a pl. of bagful
BAGUET n pl. -S baguette
BAGUETTE n pl. -S a rectangular gem
BAGWIG n pl. -S a type of wig
BAGWORM n pl. -S the larva of certain moths
BAH interj -- an exclamation of disgust
BAHADUR n pl. -S a Hindu title of respect
BAHT n pl. -S a monetary unit of Thailand
BAIDARKA n pl. -S bidarka
BAIL v -ED, -ING, -S to transfer property temporarily BAILABLE adj
BAILEE n pl. -S a person to whom property is bailed
BAILER n pl. -S bailor
BAILEY n pl. -LEYS an outer castle wall
BAILIE n pl. -S a Scottish magistrate
BAILIFF n pl. -S a court officer
BAILMENT n pl. -S the act of bailing
BAILOR n pl. -S a person who bails property to another
BAILOUT n pl. -S the act of parachuting from an aircraft
BAILSMAN n pl. -MEN one who provides security for another
BAIRN n pl. -S a child BAIRNISH adj
BAIRNLY adj -LIER, -LIEST childish
BAIT v -ED, -ING, -S to lure
BAITER n pl. -S one that baits
BAITH adj both
BAIZA n pl. -S a monetary unit of Oman
BAIZE n pl. -S a green, woolen fabric
BAKE v BAKED, BAKING, BAKES to prepare food in an oven
BAKEMEAT n pl. -S a pastry
BAKER n pl. -S one that bakes
BAKERY n pl. -ERIES a place where baked goods are sold
BAKESHOP n pl. -S a bakery
BAKING n pl. -S a quantity baked
BAKLAVA n pl. -S a Turkish pastry
BAKLAWA n pl. -S baklava
BAKSHISH v -ED, -ING, -ES to give a tip
BAL n pl. -S a balmoral
BALANCE v -ANCED, -ANCING, -ANCES to weigh
BALANCER n pl. -S one that balances
BALAS n pl. -ES a red variety of spinel
BALATA n pl. -S a tropical tree
BALBOA n pl. -S a monetary unit of Panama
BALCONY n pl. -NIES an elevated platform
BALD adj BALDER, BALDEST lacking hair
BALD v -ED, -ING, -S to become bald
BALDHEAD n pl. -S a bald person
BALDIES pl. of baldy
BALDISH adj somewhat bald
BALDLY adv in a plain and blunt manner
BALDNESS n pl. -ES the state of being bald
BALDPATE n pl. -S a baldhead
BALDRIC n pl. -S a shoulder belt
BALDRICK n pl. -S baldric
BALDY n pl. BALDIES a bald person
BALE v BALED, BALING, BALES to form into tightly compressed bundles
BALEEN n pl. -S whalebone
BALEFIRE n pl. -S a bonfire
BALEFUL adj menacing
BALER n pl. -S one that bales
BALING present participle of bale
BALISAUR n pl. -S a long-tailed badger
BALK v -ED, -ING, -S to stop short and refuse to proceed
BALKER n pl. -S one that balks
BALKLINE n pl. -S the starting line in track events
BALKY adj BALKIER, BALKIEST stubborn BALKILY adv
BALL v -ED, -ING, -S to form into a ball (a spherical object)
BALLAD n pl. -S a narrative poem or song BALLADIC adj
BALLADE n pl. -S a type of poem
BALLADRY n pl. -RIES ballad poetry
BALLAST v -ED, -ING, -S to stabilize
BALLER n pl. -S one that balls
BALLET n pl. -S a classical dance form BALLETIC adj
BALLGAME n pl. -S a game played with a ball
BALLHAWK n pl. -S a very good defensive ballplayer
BALLIES pl. of bally
BALLISTA n pl. -TAE an ancient weapon
BALLON n pl. -S lightness of movement
BALLONET n pl. -S a small balloon
BALLONNE n pl. -S a ballet jump
BALLOON v -ED, -ING, -S to swell out
BALLOT v -ED, -ING, -S to vote
BALLOTER n pl. -S one that ballots
BALLPARK n pl. -S a facility in which ballgames are played
BALLROOM n pl. -S a large room for dancing
BALLUTE n pl. -S a small inflatable parachute
BALLY n pl. -LIES a noisy uproar
BALLYHOO v -ED, -ING, -S to promote by uproar
BALLYRAG v -RAGGED, -RAGGING, -RAGS to bullyrag
BALM n pl. -S a fragrant resin BALMLIKE adj
BALMORAL n pl. -S a type of shoe
BALMY adj BALMIER, BALMIEST mild BALMILY adv
BALNEAL adj pertaining to baths
BALONEY n pl. -NEYS bologna
BALSA n pl. -S a tropical tree
BALSAM v -ED, -ING, -S to anoint with balsam (an aromatic, resinous substance)
BALSAMIC adj containing balsam
BALUSTER n pl. -S a railing support
BAM v BAMMED, BAMMING, BAMS to strike with a dull resounding noise
BAMBINO n pl. -NOS or -NI a baby
BAMBOO n pl. -BOOS a tropical grass
BAN n pl. BANI a monetary unit of Romania
BAN v BANNED, BANNING, BANS to prohibit
BANAL adj ordinary BANALLY adv
BANALITY n pl. -TIES something banal
BANALIZE v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES to make banal
BANANA n pl. -S an edible fruit
BANAUSIC adj practical
BANCO n pl. -COS a bet in certain gambling games
BAND v -ED, -ING, -S to decorate with flexible strips of material
BANDAGE v -DAGED, -DAGING, -DAGES to cover a wound with a strip of cloth
BANDAGER n pl. -S one that bandages
BANDANA n pl. -S bandanna
BANDANNA n pl. -S a large, colored handkerchief
BANDBOX n pl. -ES a lightweight box
BANDEAU n pl. -DEAUX or -DEAUS a headband
BANDER n pl. -S one that bands
BANDEROL n pl. -S a streamer
BANDIED past tense of bandy
BANDIES present 3d person sing. of bandy
BANDIT n pl. -DITS or -DITTI a robber
BANDITRY n pl. -TRIES robbery by bandits
BANDOG n pl. -S a watchdog
BANDORA n pl. -S bandore
BANDORE n pl. -S an ancient lute
BANDSMAN n pl. -MEN a member of a musical band
BANDY v -DIED, -DYING, -DIES to throw to and fro
BANE v BANED, BANING, BANES to kill with poison
BANEFUL adj poisonous
BANG v -ED, -ING, -S to hit sharply
BANGER n pl. -S a sausage
BANGKOK n pl. -S a straw hat
BANGLE n pl. -S a bracelet
BANGTAIL n pl. -S a racehorse
BANI pl. of ban
BANIAN n pl. -S a Hindu merchant
BANING present participle of bane
BANISH v -ED, -ING, -ES to expel
BANISHER n pl. -S one that banishes
BANISTER n pl. -S a handrail
BANJAX v -ED, -ING, -ES to damage or ruin
BANJO n pl. -JOS or -JOES a musical instrument
BANJOIST n pl. -S one who plays the banjo
BANK v -ED, -ING, -S to keep money in a bank (an institution dealing in money matters) BANKABLE adj
BANKBOOK n pl. -S a depositor's book
BANKCARD n pl. -S a credit card issued by a bank
BANKER n pl. -S one who works in a bank BANKERLY adj
BANKING n pl. -S the business of a bank
BANKNOTE n pl. -S a promissory note
BANKROLL v -ED, -ING, -S to supply the capital for
BANKRUPT v -ED, -ING, -S to impoverish
BANKSIA n pl. -S an Australian plant
BANKSIDE n pl. -S the slope of a river bank
BANNED past tense of ban
BANNER v -ED, -ING, -S to furnish with a banner (a type of flag)
BANNERET n pl. -S a small banner
BANNEROL n pl. -S a banderol
BANNET n pl. -S a bonnet
BANNING present participle of ban
BANNOCK n pl. -S a type of cake
BANNS n/pl a marriage notice
BANQUET v -ED, -ING, -S to feast
BANSHEE n pl. -S a female spirit
BANSHIE n pl. -S banshee
BANTAM n pl. -S a small fowl
BANTENG n pl. -S a wild ox
BANTER v -ED, -ING, -S to exchange mildly teasing remarks
BANTERER n pl. -S one that banters
BANTLING n pl. -S a very young child
BANTY n pl. -TIES a bantam
BANYAN n pl. -S an East Indian tree
BANZAI n pl. -S a Japanese battle cry
BAOBAB n pl. -S a tropical tree
BAP n pl. -S a small bun or roll
BAPTISE v -TISED, -TISING, -TISES to baptize
BAPTISIA n pl. -S a flowering plant
BAPTISM n pl. -S a Christian ceremony
BAPTIST n pl. -S one who baptizes
BAPTIZE v -TIZED, -TIZING, -TIZES to administer baptism to
BAPTIZER n pl. -S a baptist
BAR v BARRED, BARRING, BARS to exclude
BARATHEA n pl. -S a silk fabric
BARB v -ED, -ING, -S to furnish with a barb (a sharp projection)
BARBAL adj pertaining to the beard
BARBARIC adj uncivilized
BARBASCO n pl. -COS or -COES a tropical tree
BARBATE adj bearded
BARBE n pl. -S a medieval cloth headdress
BARBECUE v -CUED, -CUING, -CUES to cook over live coals or an open fire
BARBEL n pl. -S an organ of a fish
BARBELL n pl. -S an exercise apparatus
BARBEQUE v -QUED, -QUING, -QUES barbecue
BARBER v -ED, -ING, -S to cut hair
BARBERRY n pl. -RIES a shrub
BARBET n pl. -S a tropical bird
BARBETTE n pl. -S a platform
BARBICAN n pl. -S an outer fortification
BARBICEL n pl. -S a part of a feather
BARBITAL n pl. -S a sedative
BARBLESS adj having no barbs
BARBULE n pl. -S a small barb
BARBUT n pl. -S a type of helmet
BARBWIRE n pl. -S barbed wire
BARCHAN n pl. -S a type of sand dune
BARD v -ED, -ING, -S to armor a horse
BARDE v BARDED, BARDING, BARDES to bard
BARDIC adj poetic
BARE adj BARER, BAREST naked
BARE v BARED, BARING, BARES to expose
BAREBACK adv without a saddle
BAREBOAT n pl. -S a pleasure boat rented without personnel
BAREFIT adj barefoot
BAREFOOT adj being without shoes
BAREGE n pl. -S a sheer fabric
BAREHEAD adv without a hat
BARELY adv scarcely
BARENESS n pl. -ES the state of being bare
BARER comparative of bare
BARESARK n pl. -S an ancient warrior
BAREST superlative of bare
BARF v -ED, -ING, -S to vomit
BARFLY n pl. -FLIES a drinker who frequents bars
BARGAIN v -ED, -ING, -S to discuss terms for selling or buying
BARGE v BARGED, BARGING, BARGES to move by barge (a long, large boat)
BARGEE n pl. -S a bargeman
BARGELLO n pl. -LOS a needlepoint stitch that makes a zigzag pattern
BARGEMAN n pl. -MEN the master or a crew member of a barge
BARGHEST n pl. -S a goblin
BARGING present participle of barge
BARGUEST n pl. -S barghest
BARHOP v -HOPPED, -HOPPING, -HOPS to visit a number of bars during an evening
BARIC adj pertaining to barium
BARILLA n pl. -S a chemical compound
BARING present participle of bare
BARITE n pl. -S a mineral
BARITONE n pl. -S a male singing voice
BARIUM n pl. -S a metallic element
BARK v -ED, -ING, -S to cry like a dog
BARKEEP n pl. -S a bartender
BARKER n pl. -S one that barks
BARKLESS adj having no bark; unable to bark
BARKY adj BARKIER, BARKIEST covered with bark (tough outer covering of a root or stem)
BARLEDUC n pl. -S a fruit jam
BARLESS adj having no restraints
BARLEY n pl. -LEYS a cereal grass
BARLOW n pl. -S a jackknife
BARM n pl. -S the foam on malt liquors
BARMAID n pl. -S a female bartender
BARMAN n pl. -MEN a male bartender
BARMIE adj barmy
BARMY adj BARMIER, BARMIEST full of barm; frothy
BARN n pl. -S a large storage building
BARNACLE n pl. -S a shellfish
BARNLIKE adj resembling a barn
BARNY adj BARNIER, BARNIEST resembling a barn in size, shape, or smell
BARNYARD n pl. -S a yard near a barn
BAROGRAM n pl. -S a barometric reading
BARON n pl. -S a lower member of nobility
BARONAGE n pl. -S the rank of a baron
BARONESS n pl. -ES the wife of a baron
BARONET n pl. -S the holder of a rank below that of a baron
BARONG n pl. -S a broad knife
BARONIAL adj pertaining to a baron
BARONNE n pl. -S a baroness
BARONY n pl. -ONIES the domain of a baron
BAROQUE n pl. -S an ornate object
BAROUCHE n pl. -S a type of carriage
BARQUE n pl. -S a sailing vessel
BARRABLE adj capable of being barred
BARRACK v -ED, -ING, -S to shout boisterously
BARRAGE v -RAGED, -RAGING, -RAGES to subject to a massive attack
BARRANCA n pl. -S a steep ravine
BARRANCO n pl. -COS barranca
BARRATER n pl. -S barrator
BARRATOR n pl. -S one who commits barratry
BARRATRY n pl. -TRIES fraud committed by a master or crew of a ship
BARRE v BARRED, BARRING, BARRES to play a type of guitar chord
BARRED past tense of bar
BARREL v -RELED, -RELING, -RELS or -RELLED, -RELLING, -RELS to move fast
BARREN adj -RENER, -RENEST unproductive BARRENLY adv
BARREN n pl. -S a tract of barren land
BARRET n pl. -S a flat cap
BARRETOR n pl. -S barrator
BARRETRY n pl. -TRIES barratry
BARRETTE n pl. -S a hair clip
BARRIER n pl. -S an obstacle
BARRING present participle of bar and barre
BARRIO n pl. -RIOS a district
BARROOM n pl. -S a room where liquor is sold
BARROW n pl. -S a type of cart
BARSTOOL n pl. -S a stool in a barroom
BARTEND v -ED, -ING, -S to tend a barroom
BARTER v -ED, -ING, -S to trade
BARTERER n pl. -S one that barters
BARTISAN n pl. -S bartizan
BARTIZAN n pl. -S a small turret
BARWARE n pl. -S barroom equipment
BARYE n pl. -S a unit of pressure
BARYON n pl. -S a type of subatomic particle BARYONIC adj
BARYTA n pl. -S a compound of barium BARYTIC adj
BARYTE n pl. -S barite
BARYTONE n pl. -S baritone
BASAL adj pertaining to the foundation BASALLY adv
BASALT n pl. -S a volcanic rock BASALTIC adj
BASALTES n pl. BASALTES unglazed stoneware
BASCULE n pl. -S a type of seesaw
BASE adj BASER, BASEST morally low
BASE v BASED, BASING, BASES to found
BASEBALL n pl. -S a type of ball
BASEBORN adj of low birth
BASED past tense of base
BASELESS adj having no foundation
BASELINE n pl. -S a line at either end of a court in certain sports
BASELY adv in a base manner
BASEMAN n pl. -MEN a certain player in baseball
BASEMENT n pl. -S the part of a building below ground level
BASENESS n pl. -ES the state of being base
BASENJI n pl. -S a barkless dog
BASER comparative of base
BASES pl. of basis
BASEST superlative of base
BASH v -ED, -ING, -ES to smash
BASHAW n pl. -S a pasha
BASHER n pl. -S one that bashes
BASHFUL adj shy; timid
BASHLYK n pl. -S a cloth hood
BASIC n pl. -S a fundamental
BASICITY n pl. -TIES the state of being alkaline
BASIDIUM n pl. -IA a structure on a fungus BASIDIAL adj
BASIFIER n pl. -S one that basifies
BASIFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to alkalize
BASIL n pl. -S an aromatic herb
BASILAR adj basal
BASILARY adj basilar
BASILIC adj pertaining to a basilica
BASILICA n pl. -CAS or -CAE an ancient Roman building
BASILISK n pl. -S a fabled serpent
BASIN n pl. -S a large bowl BASINAL, BASINED adj
BASINET n pl. -S a medieval helmet
BASINFUL n pl. -S as much as a basin can hold
BASING present participle of base
BASION n pl. -S a part of the skull
BASIS n pl. BASES the foundation of something
BASK v -ED, -ING, -S to lie in a pleasant warmth
BASKET n pl. -S a wooden container
BASKETRY n pl. -RIES basket weaving
BASMATI n pl. -S aromatic, long-grain rice
BASOPHIL n pl. -S a type of cell
BASQUE n pl. -S a bodice
BASS n pl. -ES an edible fish
BASSET v -SETED, -SETING, -SETS or -SETTED, -SETTING, -SETS to outcrop
BASSI a pl. of basso
BASSINET n pl. -S a basket used as a baby's crib
BASSIST n pl. -S a person who plays a double bass
BASSLY adv in a low-pitched manner
BASSNESS n pl. -ES the state of being low in pitch
BASSO n pl. -SOS or -SI a low-pitched singer
BASSOON n pl. -S a low-pitched instrument
BASSWOOD n pl. -S a linden tree
BASSY adj low in pitch
BAST n pl. -S a woody fiber
BASTARD n pl. -S an illegitimate child
BASTARDY n pl. -TARDIES the state of being a bastard
BASTE v BASTED, BASTING, BASTES to sew loosely together
BASTER n pl. -S one that bastes
BASTILE n pl. -S bastille
BASTILLE n pl. -S a prison
BASTING n pl. -S the thread used by a baster
BASTION n pl. -S a fortified place
BAT v BATTED, BATTING, BATS to hit a baseball
BATBOY n pl. -BOYS a boy who minds baseball equipment
BATCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to bring together
BATCHER n pl. -S one that batches
BATE v BATED, BATING, BATES to reduce the force of
BATEAU n pl. BATEAUX a flat-bottomed boat
BATFISH n pl. -ES a batlike fish
BATFOWL v -ED, -ING, -S to catch birds at night
BATH n pl. -S a washing
BATHE v BATHED, BATHING, BATHES to wash
BATHER n pl. -S one that bathes
BATHETIC adj trite
BATHING present participle of bathe
BATHLESS adj not having had a bath
BATHMAT n pl. -S a mat used in a bathroom
BATHOS n pl. -ES triteness
BATHROBE n pl. -S a housecoat
BATHROOM n pl. -S a room in which to bathe
BATHTUB n pl. -S a tub in which to bathe
BATHYAL adj pertaining to deep water
BATIK n pl. -S a dyeing process
BATING present participle of bate
BATISTE n pl. -S a sheer fabric
BATLIKE adj resembling a bat (a flying mammal)
BATMAN n pl. -MEN an orderly
BATON n pl. -S a short rod
BATSMAN n pl. -MEN one who bats
BATT n pl. -S a sheet of cotton
BATTALIA n pl. -S a military unit
BATTEAU n pl. -TEAUX bateau
BATTED past tense of bat
BATTEN v -ED, -ING, -S to fasten with strips of wood
BATTENER n pl. -S one that battens
BATTER v -ED, -ING, -S to beat repeatedly
BATTERIE n pl. -S a ballet movement
BATTERY n pl. -TERIES a device for generating an electric current
BATTIER comparative of batty
BATTIEST superlative of batty
BATTIK n pl. -S batik
BATTING n pl. -S a batt
BATTLE v -TLED, -TLING, -TLES to fight
BATTLER n pl. -S one that battles
BATTU adj pertaining to a ballet movement
BATTUE n pl. -S a type of hunt
BATTY adj -TIER, -TIEST crazy
BATWING adj shaped like a bat's wing
BAUBEE n pl. -S bawbee
BAUBLE n pl. -S a cheap trinket
BAUD n pl. -S a unit of data transmission speed
BAUDEKIN n pl. -S a brocaded fabric
BAUDRONS n pl. -ES a cat
BAUHINIA n pl. -S a small tropical tree
BAULK v -ED, -ING, -S to balk
BAULKY adj BAULKIER, BAULKIEST balky
BAUSOND adj having white marks
BAUXITE n pl. -S an ore of aluminum BAUXITIC adj
BAWBEE n pl. -S a Scottish coin
BAWCOCK n pl. -S a fine fellow
BAWD n pl. -S a madam
BAWDIER comparative of bawdy
BAWDIES pl. of bawdy
BAWDIEST superlative of bawdy
BAWDILY adv in a bawdy manner
BAWDRIC n pl. -S baldric
BAWDRY n pl. -RIES obscenity
BAWDY adj BAWDIER, BAWDIEST obscene
BAWDY n pl. BAWDIES obscene language
BAWL v -ED, -ING, -S to cry loudly
BAWLER n pl. -S one that bawls
BAWSUNT adj bausond
BAWTIE n pl. -S a dog
BAWTY n pl. -TIES bawtie
BAY v -ED, -ING, -S to howl
BAYADEER n pl. -S bayadere
BAYADERE n pl. -S a dancing girl
BAYAMO n pl. -MOS a strong wind
BAYARD n pl. -S a horse
BAYBERRY n pl. -RIES a berry tree
BAYMAN n pl. -MEN a person who fishes on a bay
BAYONET v -NETED, -NETING, -NETS or -NETTED, -NETTING, -NETS to stab with a dagger-like weapon
BAYOU n pl. -S a marshy body of water
BAYWOOD n pl. -S a coarse mahogany
BAZAAR n pl. -S a marketplace
BAZAR n pl. -S bazaar
BAZOO n pl. -ZOOS the mouth
BAZOOKA n pl. -S a small rocket launcher
BDELLIUM n pl. -S a gum resin
BE v present sing. 1st person -AM, 2d -ARE or -ART, 3d -IS, past sing. 1st and 3d persons -WAS, 2d -WERE or -WAST or -WERT, past participle BEEN, present participle BEING to have actuality
BEACH v -ED, -ING, -ES to drive ashore
BEACHBOY n pl. -BOYS a male beach attendant
BEACHY adj BEACHIER, BEACHIEST sandy or pebbly
BEACON v -ED, -ING, -S to warn or guide
BEAD v -ED, -ING, -S to adorn with beads (round pieces of glass)
BEADIER comparative of beady
BEADIEST superlative of beady
BEADILY adv in a beady manner
BEADING n pl. -S beaded material
BEADLE n pl. -S a parish official
BEADLIKE adj beady
BEADMAN n pl. -MEN beadsman
BEADROLL n pl. -S a list of names
BEADSMAN n pl. -MEN one who prays for another
BEADWORK n pl. -S beading
BEADY adj BEADIER, BEADIEST resembling beads
BEAGLE n pl. -S a small hound
BEAK n pl. -S a bird's bill BEAKED, BEAKLESS, BEAKLIKE adj
BEAKER n pl. -S a large cup
BEAKY adj BEAKIER, BEAKIEST resembling a beak
BEAM v -ED, -ING, -S to emit in beams (rays of light)
BEAMIER comparative of beamy
BEAMIEST superlative of beamy
BEAMILY adv in a beamy manner
BEAMISH adj cheerful
BEAMLESS adj having no beam
BEAMLIKE adj resembling a beam
BEAMY adj BEAMIER, BEAMIEST beaming
BEAN v -ED, -ING, -S to hit on the head
BEANBAG n pl. -S a small cloth bag
BEANBALL n pl. -S a baseball thrown at the head
BEANERY n pl. -ERIES a cheap restaurant
BEANIE n pl. -S a small cap
BEANLIKE adj resembling a bean
BEANO n pl. BEANOS a form of bingo
BEANPOLE n pl. -S a thin pole
BEAR v BORE, BORNE or BORN, BEARING, BEARS to endure BEARABLE adj BEARABLY adv
BEARCAT n pl. -S a small mammal
BEARD v -ED, -ING, -S to oppose boldly
BEARER n pl. -S one that bears
BEARHUG n pl. -S a rough tight embrace
BEARING n pl. -S demeanor
BEARISH adj resembling a bear (a large mammal)
BEARLIKE adj bearish
BEARSKIN n pl. -S the skin of a bear
BEARWOOD n pl. -S a small tree of the buckthorn family
BEAST n pl. -S an animal
BEASTIE n pl. -S a tiny animal
BEASTLY adj -LIER, -LIEST resembling a beast
BEAT v BEAT, BEATEN, BEATING, BEATS to strike repeatedly BEATABLE adj
BEATER n pl. -S one that beats
BEATIFIC adj blissful
BEATIFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to make happy
BEATING n pl. -S a defeat
BEATLESS adj having no rhythm
BEATNIK n pl. -S a nonconformist
BEAU n pl. BEAUX or BEAUS a boyfriend BEAUISH adj
BEAUCOUP adj many or much
BEAUT n pl. -S something beautiful
BEAUTIFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to make beautiful
BEAUTY n pl. -TIES one that is lovely
BEAUX a pl. of beau
BEAVER v -ED, -ING, -S to work hard
BEBEERU n pl. -S a tropical tree
BEBLOOD v -ED, -ING, -S to cover with blood
BEBOP n pl. -S a type of jazz
BEBOPPER n pl. -S one that likes bebop
BECALM v -ED, -ING, -S to make calm
BECAME past tense of become
BECAP v -CAPPED, -CAPPING, -CAPS to put a cap on
BECARPET v -ED, -ING, -S to cover with a carpet
BECAUSE conj for the reason that
BECHALK v -ED, -ING, -S to cover with chalk
BECHAMEL n pl. -S a white sauce
BECHANCE v -CHANCED, -CHANCING, -CHANCES to befall
BECHARM v -ED, -ING, -S to hold under a spell
BECK v -ED, -ING, -S to beckon
BECKET n pl. -S a securing rope
BECKON v -ED, -ING, -S to signal by sign or gesture
BECKONER n pl. -S one that beckons
BECLAMOR v -ED, -ING, -S to clamor loudly
BECLASP v -ED, -ING, -S to embrace
BECLOAK v -ED, -ING, -S to place a cloak on
BECLOG v -CLOGGED, -CLOGGING, -CLOGS to clog thoroughly
BECLOTHE v -CLOTHED, -CLOTHING, -CLOTHES to clothe
BECLOUD v -ED, -ING, -S to make cloudy
BECLOWN v -ED, -ING, -S to cause to appear ridiculous
BECOME v -CAME, -COMING, -COMES to come to be
BECOMING n pl. -S a process of change
BECOWARD v -ED, -ING, -S to accuse of cowardice
BECRAWL v -ED, -ING, -S to crawl over
BECRIME v -CRIMED, -CRIMING, -CRIMES to make guilty of a crime
BECROWD v -ED, -ING, -S to crowd closely
BECRUST v -ED, -ING, -S to cover with a crust
BECUDGEL v -GELLED, -GELLING, -GELS or -GELED, -GELING, -GELS to cudgel thoroughly
BECURSE v -CURSED or -CURST, -CURSING, -CURSES to curse severely
BED v BEDDED, BEDDING, BEDS to provide with a bed (a piece of furniture used for sleeping)
BEDABBLE v -BLED, -BLING, -BLES to soil
BEDAMN v -ED, -ING, -S to swear at
BEDARKEN v -ED, -ING, -S to darken
BEDAUB v -ED, -ING, -S to besmear
BEDAZZLE v -ZLED, -ZLING, -ZLES to confuse
BEDBUG n pl. -S a bloodsucking insect
BEDCHAIR n pl. -S a chair near a bed
BEDCOVER n pl. -S a cover for a bed
BEDDABLE adj suitable for taking to bed
BEDDED past tense of bed
BEDDER n pl. -S one that makes up beds
BEDDING n pl. -S material for making up a bed
BEDEAFEN v -ED, -ING, -S to deafen
BEDECK v -ED, -ING, -S to clothe with finery
BEDEL n pl. -S an English university officer
BEDELL n pl. -S bedel
BEDEMAN n pl. -MEN beadsman
BEDESMAN n pl. -MEN beadsman
BEDEVIL v -ILED, -ILING, -ILS or -ILLED, -ILLING, -ILS to harass
BEDEW v -ED, -ING, -S to wet with dew
BEDFAST adj confined to bed
BEDFRAME n pl. -S the frame of a bed
BEDGOWN n pl. -S a dressing gown
BEDIAPER v -ED, -ING, -S to ornament with a kind of design
BEDIGHT v -ED, -ING, -S to bedeck
BEDIM v -DIMMED, -DIMMING, -DIMS to make dim
BEDIMPLE v -PLED, -PLING, -PLES to dimple
BEDIRTY v -DIRTIED, -DIRTYING, -DIRTIES to make dirty
BEDIZEN v -ED, -ING, -S to dress gaudily
BEDLAM n pl. -S confusion
BEDLAMP n pl. -S a lamp near a bed
BEDLESS adj having no bed
BEDLIKE adj resembling a bed
BEDMAKER n pl. -S one that makes beds
BEDMATE n pl. -S a bed companion
BEDOTTED adj covered with dots
BEDOUIN n pl. -S a nomadic Arab
BEDPAN n pl. -S a toilet pan
BEDPLATE n pl. -S a frame support
BEDPOST n pl. -S a post of a bed
BEDQUILT n pl. -S a quilt for a bed
BEDRAIL n pl. -S a board at the side of a bed
BEDRAPE v -DRAPED, -DRAPING, -DRAPES to drape
BEDRENCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to drench thoroughly
BEDRID adj bedfast
BEDRIVEL v -ELLED, -ELLING, -ELS or -ELED, -ELING, -ELS to cover with saliva
BEDROCK n pl. -S the rock under soil
BEDROLL n pl. -S a portable roll of bedding
BEDROOM n pl. -S a room for sleeping
BEDRUG v -DRUGGED, -DRUGGING, -DRUGS to make sleepy
BEDSHEET n pl. -S a sheet for a bed
BEDSIDE n pl. -S the side of a bed
BEDSONIA n pl. -S a virus
BEDSORE n pl. -S a type of sore
BEDSTAND n pl. -S a table next to a bed
BEDSTEAD n pl. -S a support for a bed
BEDSTRAW n pl. -S a woody herb
BEDTICK n pl. -S the cloth case of a mattress
BEDTIME n pl. -S a time for going to bed
BEDU n pl. BEDU a bedouin
BEDUIN n pl. -S bedouin
BEDUMB v -ED, -ING, -S to render speechless
BEDUNCE v -DUNCED, -DUNCING, -DUNCES to make a dunce of
BEDWARD adv toward bed
BEDWARDS adv bedward
BEDWARF v -ED, -ING, -S to cause to appear small by comparison
BEE n pl. -S a winged insect
BEEBEE n pl. -S a pellet
BEEBREAD n pl. -S a pollen mixture
BEECH n pl. -ES a type of tree BEECHEN adj
BEECHNUT n pl. -S the nut of a beech
BEECHY adj BEECHIER, BEECHIEST abounding in beeches
BEEF n pl. BEEFS or BEEVES a steer or cow fattened for food
BEEF v -ED, -ING, -S to add bulk to
BEEFALO n pl. -LOS or -LOES the offspring of an American buffalo and domestic cattle
BEEFCAKE n pl. -S pictures of male physiques
BEEFIER comparative of beefy
BEEFIEST superlative of beefy
BEEFILY adv in a beefy manner
BEEFLESS adj being without beef
BEEFWOOD n pl. -S a hardwood tree
BEEFY adj BEEFIER, BEEFIEST brawny
BEEHIVE n pl. -S a hive for bees
BEELIKE adj resembling a bee
BEELINE v -LINED, -LINING, -LINES to go quickly in a direct course
BEEN past participle of be
BEEP v -ED, -ING, -S to honk a horn
BEEPER n pl. -S a signaling device
BEER n pl. -S an alcoholic beverage
BEERY adj BEERIER, BEERIEST affected by beer
BEESWAX n pl. -ES a type of wax
BEESWING n pl. -S a crust that forms on old wines
BEET n pl. -S a garden plant
BEETLE v -TLED, -TLING, -TLES to jut out
BEETLER n pl. -S one that operates a cloth-finishing machine
BEETROOT n pl. -S the root of the beet
BEEVES a pl. of beef
BEEYARD n pl. -S an apiary
BEEZER n pl. -S the nose
BEFALL v -FELL, -FALLEN, -FALLING, -FALLS to happen to
BEFINGER v -ED, -ING, -S to touch all over
BEFIT v -FITTED, -FITTING, -FITS to be suitable to
BEFLAG v -FLAGGED, -FLAGGING, -FLAGS to deck with flags
BEFLEA v -ED, -ING, -S to infest with fleas
BEFLECK v -ED, -ING, -S to fleck
BEFLOWER v -ED, -ING, -S to cover with flowers
BEFOG v -FOGGED, -FOGGING, -FOGS to envelop in fog
BEFOOL v -ED, -ING, -S to deceive
BEFORE adv previously
BEFOUL v -ED, -ING, -S to foul
BEFOULER n pl. -S one that befouls
BEFRET v -FRETTED, -FRETTING, -FRETS to gnaw
BEFRIEND v -ED, -ING, -S to act as a friend to
BEFRINGE v -FRINGED, -FRINGING, -FRINGES to border with a fringe
BEFUDDLE v -DLED, -DLING, -DLES to confuse
BEG v BEGGED, BEGGING, BEGS to plead
BEGALL v -ED, -ING, -S to make sore by rubbing
BEGAN past tense of begin
BEGAZE v -GAZED, -GAZING, -GAZES to gaze at
BEGET v -GOT or -GAT, -GOTTEN, -GETTING, -GETS to cause to exist
BEGETTER n pl. -S one that begets
BEGGAR v -ED, -ING, -S to impoverish
BEGGARLY adj very poor
BEGGARY n pl. -GARIES extreme poverty
BEGGED past tense of beg
BEGGING present participle of beg
BEGIN v GAN, -GUN, -GINNING, -GINS to start
BEGINNER n pl. -S one that begins
BEGIRD v -GIRT or -GIRDED, -GIRDING, -GIRDS to surround
BEGIRDLE v -DLED, -DLING, -DLES to surround
BEGLAD v -GLADDED, -GLADDING, -GLADS to gladden
BEGLAMOR v -ED, -ING, -S to dazzle with glamor
BEGLOOM v -ED, -ING, -S to make gloomy
BEGONE interj -- used as an order of dismissal
BEGONIA n pl. -S a tropical herb
BEGORAH interj begorra
BEGORRA interj -- used as a mild oath
BEGORRAH interj begorra
BEGOT a past tense of beget
BEGOTTEN past participle of beget
BEGRIM v -GRIMMED, -GRIMMING, -GRIMS to begrime
BEGRIME v -GRIMED, -GRIMING, -GRIMES to dirty
BEGROAN v -ED, -ING, -S to groan at
BEGRUDGE v -GRUDGED, -GRUDGING, -GRUDGES to concede reluctantly
BEGUILE v -GUILED, -GUILING, -GUILES to deceive
BEGUILER n pl. -S one that beguiles
BEGUINE n pl. -S a lively dance
BEGULF v -ED, -ING, -S to engulf
BEGUM n pl. -S a Muslim lady of high rank
BEGUN past participle of begin
BEHALF n pl. -HALVES interest, support, or benefit
BEHAVE v -HAVED, -HAVING, -HAVES to act properly
BEHAVER n pl. -S one that behaves
BEHAVIOR n pl. -S demeanor
BEHEAD v -ED, -ING, -S to cut off the head of
BEHELD past tense of behold
BEHEMOTH n pl. -S a large beast
BEHEST n pl. -S a command
BEHIND n pl. -S the buttocks
BEHOLD v -HELD, -HOLDING, -HOLDS to view
BEHOLDEN adj indebted
BEHOLDER n pl. -S one that beholds
BEHOOF n pl. -HOOVES use, advantage, or benefit
BEHOOVE v -HOOVED, -HOOVING, -HOOVES to be proper for
BEHOVE v -HOVED, -HOVING, -HOVES to behoove
BEHOWL v -ED, -ING, -S to howl at
BEIGE n pl. -S a tan color
BEIGNET n pl. -S a type of fritter or doughnut
BEIGY adj of the color beige
BEING n pl. -S something that exists
BEJABERS interj bejesus
BEJEEZUS interj bejesus
BEJESUS interj -- used as a mild oath
BEJEWEL v -ELED, -ELING, -ELS or -ELLED, -ELLING, -ELS to adorn with jewels
BEJUMBLE v -BLED, -BLING, -BLES to jumble
BEKISS v -ED, -ING, -ES to cover with kisses
BEKNIGHT v -ED, -ING, -S to raise to knighthood
BEKNOT v -KNOTTED, -KNOTTING, -KNOTS to tie in knots
BEL n pl. -S a unit of power
BELABOR v -ED, -ING, -S to discuss for an absurd amount of time
BELABOUR v -ED, -ING, -S to belabor
BELACED adj adorned with lace
BELADY v -DIED, -DYING, -DIES to apply the title of lady to
BELATED adj late or too late
BELAUD v -ED, -ING, -S to praise
BELAY v -ED, -ING, -S to fasten a rope
BELCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to expel gas through the mouth
BELCHER n pl. -S one that belches
BELDAM n pl. -S an old woman
BELDAME n pl. -S beldam
BELEAP v -LEAPT or -LEAPED, -LEAPING, -LEAPS to leap upon
BELFRY n pl. -FRIES a bell tower BELFRIED adj
BELGA n pl. -S a former Belgian monetary unit
BELIE v BELIED, BELYING, BELIES to misrepresent
BELIEF n pl. -S acceptance of the truth or actuality of something
BELIER n pl. -S one that belies
BELIEVE v -LIEVED, -LIEVING, -LIEVES to accept as true or real
BELIEVER n pl. -S one that believes
BELIKE adv perhaps
BELIQUOR v -ED, -ING, -S to soak with liquor
BELITTLE v -TLED, -TLING, -TLES to disparage
BELIVE adv in due time
BELL v -ED, -ING, -S to provide with a bell (a ringing device)
BELLBIRD n pl. -S a tropical bird
BELLBOY n pl. -BOYS a hotel's errand boy
BELLE n pl. -S an attractive woman
BELLEEK n pl. -S a very thin translucent porcelain
BELLHOP n pl. -S a bellboy
BELLIED past tense of belly
BELLIES present 3d person sing. of belly
BELLMAN n pl. -MEN a town crier
BELLOW v -ED, -ING, -S to shout in a deep voice
BELLOWER n pl. -S one that bellows
BELLPULL n pl. -S a cord pulled to ring a bell
BELLWORT n pl. -S a flowering plant
BELLY v -LIED, -LYING, -LIES to swell out
BELLYFUL n pl. -S an excessive amount
BELONG v -ED, -ING, -S to be a member of
BELOVED n pl. -S one who is loved
BELOW n pl. -S something that is beneath
BELT v -ED, -ING, -S to fasten with a belt (a strap or band worn around the waist)
BELTER n pl. -S one that belts
BELTING n pl. -S material for belts
BELTLESS adj having no belt
BELTLINE n pl. -S the waistline
BELTWAY n pl. -WAYS a highway around an urban area
BELUGA n pl. -S a white sturgeon
BELYING present participle of belie
BEMA n pl. -MATA or -MAS a platform in a synagogue
BEMADAM v -ED, -ING, -S to call by the title of madam
BEMADDEN v -ED, -ING, -S to madden
BEMATA a pl. of bema
BEMEAN v -ED, -ING, -S to debase
BEMINGLE v -GLED, -GLING, -GLES to mix together
BEMIRE v -MIRED, -MIRING, -MIRES to soil with mud
BEMIST v -ED, -ING, -S to envelop in a mist
BEMIX v -MIXED or -MIXT, -MIXING, -MIXES to mix thoroughly
BEMOAN v -ED, -ING, -S to lament
BEMOCK v -ED, -ING, -S to mock
BEMUDDLE v -DLED, -DLING, -DLES to confuse completely
BEMURMUR v -ED, -ING, -S to murmur at
BEMUSE v -MUSED, -MUSING, -MUSES to confuse
BEMUZZLE v -ZLED, -ZLING, -ZLES to muzzle
BEN n pl. -S an inner room
BENAME v -NAMED, -NEMPT or -NEMPTED, -NAMING, -NAMES to name
BENCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to take a player out of a game
BENCHER n pl. -S a magistrate
BEND v BENT or BENDED, BENDING, BENDS to curve BENDABLE adj
BENDAY v -ED, -ING, -S to reproduce using a certain process
BENDEE n pl. -S bendy
BENDER n pl. -S one that bends
BENDWAYS adv bendwise
BENDWISE adv diagonally
BENDY n pl. -DYS okra
BENE n pl. -S benne
BENEATH prep under
BENEDICK n pl. -S benedict
BENEDICT n pl. -S a newly married man
BENEFIC adj kindly
BENEFICE v -FICED, -FICING, -FICES to endow with land
BENEFIT v -FITED, -FITING, -FITS or -FITTED, -FITTING, -FITS to be helpful or useful to
BENEMPT a past participle of bename
BENEMPTED a past participle of bename
BENIGN adj kind BENIGNLY adv
BENISON n pl. -S a blessing
BENJAMIN n pl. -S benzoin
BENNE n pl. -S the sesame plant
BENNET n pl. -S a perennial herb
BENNI n pl. -S benne
BENNY n pl. -NIES an amphetamine tablet
BENOMYL n pl. -S a chemical compound
BENT n pl. -S an inclination
BENTHAL adj benthic
BENTHIC adj pertaining to oceanic depths
BENTHOS n pl. -ES benthic sea life
BENTWOOD n pl. -S wood bent for use in furniture
BENUMB v -ED, -ING, -S to make numb
BENZAL adj pertaining to a certain chemical group
BENZENE n pl. -S a volatile liquid
BENZIDIN n pl. -S a hydrocarbon
BENZIN n pl. -S benzine
BENZINE n pl. -S a volatile liquid
BENZOATE n pl. -S a chemical salt
BENZOIN n pl. -S a gum resin BENZOIC adj
BENZOL n pl. -S a benzene
BENZOLE n pl. -S benzol
BENZOYL n pl. -S a univalent chemical radical
BENZYL n pl. -S a univalent chemical radical BENZYLIC adj
BEPAINT v -ED, -ING, -S to tinge
BEPIMPLE v -PLED, -PLING, -PLES to cover with pimples
BEQUEATH v -ED, -ING, -S to grant by testament
BEQUEST n pl. -S a legacy
BERAKE v -RAKED, -RAKING, -RAKES to rake all over
BERASCAL v -ED, -ING, -S to accuse of being a rascal
BERATE v -RATED, -RATING, -RATES to scold severely
BERBERIN n pl. -S a medicinal alkaloid
BERBERIS n pl. -ES a barberry
BERCEUSE n pl. -S a lullaby
BERDACHE n pl. -S an American Indian male transvestite
BEREAVE v -REAVED or -REFT, -REAVING, -REAVES to deprive
BEREAVER n pl. -S one that bereaves
BERET n pl. -S a soft, flat cap
BERETTA n pl. -S biretta
BERG n pl. -S an iceberg
BERGAMOT n pl. -S a citrus tree
BERGERE n pl. -S an upholstered armchair
BERHYME v -RHYMED, -RHYMING, -RHYMES to compose in rhyme
BERIBERI n pl. -S a thiamine deficiency disease
BERIME v -RIMED, -RIMING, -RIMES to berhyme
BERINGED adj adorned with rings
BERLIN n pl. -S a type of carriage
BERLINE n pl. -S a limousine
BERM n pl. -S a ledge
BERME n pl. -S berm
BERMUDAS n/pl knee-length walking shorts
BERNICLE n pl. -S a wild goose
BEROBED adj wearing a robe
BEROUGED adj obviously or thickly rouged
BERRETTA n pl. -S biretta
BERRY v -RIED, -RYING, -RIES to produce berries (fleshy fruits)
BERSEEM n pl. -S a clover
BERSERK n pl. -S a fierce warrior
BERTH v -ED, -ING, -S to provide with a mooring
BERTHA n pl. -S a wide collar
BERYL n pl. -S a green mineral BERYLINE adj
BESCORCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to scorch
BESCOUR v -ED, -ING, -S to scour thoroughly
BESCREEN v -ED, -ING, -S to screen
BESEECH v -SOUGHT or -SEECHED, -SEECHING, -SEECHES to implore
BESEEM v -ED, -ING, -S to be suitable
BESET v -SET, -SETTING, -SETS to assail
BESETTER n pl. -S one that besets
BESHADOW v -ED, -ING, -S to cast a shadow on
BESHAME v -SHAMED, -SHAMING, -SHAMES to put to shame
BESHIVER v -ED, -ING, -S to break into small pieces
BESHOUT v -ED, -ING, -S to shout at
BESHREW v -ED, -ING, -S to curse
BESHROUD v -ED, -ING, -S to cover
BESIDE prep next to
BESIDES adv in addition
BESIEGE v -SIEGED, -SIEGING, -SIEGES to surround
BESIEGER n pl. -S one that besieges
BESLAVED adj filled with slaves
BESLIME v -SLIMED, -SLIMING, -SLIMES to cover with slime
BESMEAR v -ED, -ING, -S to smear over
BESMILE v -SMILED, -SMILING, -SMILES to smile on
BESMIRCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to dirty
BESMOKE v -SMOKED, -SMOKING, -SMOKES to soil with smoke
BESMOOTH v -ED, -ING, -S to smooth
BESMUDGE v -SMUDGED, -SMUDGING, -SMUDGES to smudge
BESMUT v -SMUTTED, -SMUTTING, -SMUTS to blacken with smut
BESNOW v -ED, -ING, -S to cover with snow
BESOM n pl. -S a broom
BESOOTHE v SOOTHED, -SOOTHING, -SOOTHES to soothe
BESOT v -SOTTED, -SOTTING, -SOTS to stupefy
BESOUGHT a past tense of beseech
BESPEAK v -SPOKE or -SPAKE, -SPOKEN, -SPEAKING, -SPEAKS to claim in advance
BESPOUSE v -SPOUSED, -SPOUSING, -SPOUSES to marry
BESPREAD v -SPREAD, -SPREADING, -SPREADS to spread over
BESPRENT adj sprinkled over
BEST v -ED, -ING, -S to outdo
BESTEAD v -ED, -ING, -S to help
BESTIAL adj pertaining to beasts
BESTIARY n pl. -ARIES a collection of animal fables
BESTIR v -STIRRED, -STIRRING, -STIRS to rouse
BESTOW v -ED, -ING, -S to present as a gift
BESTOWAL n pl. -S a gift
BESTREW v STREWED, -STREWN, -STREWING, -STREWS to scatter
BESTRIDE v -STRODE or -STRID, -STRIDDEN, -STRIDING, -STRIDES to straddle
BESTROW v STROWED, -STROWN, -STROWING, -STROWS to bestrew
BESTUD v -STUDDED, -STUDDING, -STUDS to dot
BESWARM v -ED, -ING, -S to swarm all over
BET v BET or BETTED, BETTING, BETS to wager
BETA n pl. -S a Greek letter
BETAINE n pl. -S an alkaloid
BETAKE v TOOK, -TAKEN, -TAKING, -TAKES to cause to go
BETATRON n pl. -S an electron accelerator
BETATTER v -ED, -ING, -S to tatter
BETAXED adj burdened with taxes
BETEL n pl. -S a climbing plant
BETELNUT n pl. -S a seed chewed as a stimulant
BETH n pl. -S a Hebrew letter
BETHANK v -ED, -ING, -S to thank
BETHEL n pl. -S a holy place
BETHESDA n pl. -S a chapel
BETHINK v -THOUGHT, -THINKING, -THINKS to consider
BETHORN v -ED, -ING, -S to fill with thorns
BETHUMP v -ED, -ING, -S to thump soundly
BETIDE v -TIDED, -TIDING, -TIDES to befall
BETIME adv betimes
BETIMES adv soon
BETISE n pl. -S stupidity
BETOKEN v -ED, -ING, -S to indicate
BETON n pl. -S a type of concrete
BETONY n pl. -NIES a European herb
BETOOK past tense of betake
BETRAY v -ED, -ING, -S to aid an enemy of
BETRAYAL n pl. -S the act of betraying
BETRAYER n pl. -S one that betrays
BETROTH v -ED, -ING, -S to engage to marry
BETTA n pl. -S a freshwater fish
BETTED a past tense of bet
BETTER v -ED, -ING, -S to improve
BETTING present participle of bet
BETTOR n pl. -S one that bets
BETWEEN prep in the space that separates
BETWIXT prep between
BEUNCLED adj having many uncles
BEVATRON n pl. -S a proton accelerator
BEVEL v -ELED, -ELING, -ELS or -ELLED, -ELLING, -ELS to cut at an angle
BEVELER n pl. -S one that bevels
BEVELLER n pl. -S beveler
BEVELLING a present participle of bevel
BEVERAGE n pl. -S a liquid for drinking
BEVIES pl. of bevy
BEVOMIT v -ED, -ING, -S to vomit all over
BEVOR n pl. -S a piece of armor for the lower face
BEVY n pl. BEVIES a group
BEWAIL v -ED, -ING, -S to lament
BEWAILER n pl. -S one that bewails
BEWARE v -WARED, -WARING, -WARES to be careful
BEWEARY v -WEARIED, -WEARYING, -WEARIES to make weary
BEWEEP v -WEPT, -WEEPING, -WEEPS to lament
BEWIG v -WIGGED, -WIGGING, -WIGS to adorn with a wig
BEWILDER v -ED, -ING, -S to confuse
BEWINGED adj having wings
BEWITCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to affect by witchcraft or magic
BEWORM v -ED, -ING, -S to infest with worms
BEWORRY v -RIED, -RYING, -RIES to worry
BEWRAP v -WRAPPED or -WRAPT, -WRAPPING, -WRAPS to wrap completely
BEWRAY v -ED, -ING, -S to divulge
BEWRAYER n pl. -S one that bewrays
BEY n pl. BEYS a Turkish ruler
BEYLIC n pl. -S the domain of a bey
BEYLIK n pl. -S beylic
BEYOND n pl. -S something that lies farther ahead
BEZANT n pl. -S a coin of ancient Rome
BEZAZZ n pl. -ES pizazz
BEZEL n pl. -S a slanted surface
BEZIL n pl. -S bezel
BEZIQUE n pl. -S a card game
BEZOAR n pl. -S a gastric mass
BEZZANT n pl. -S bezant
BHAKTA n pl. -S one who practices bhakti
BHAKTI n pl. -S a selfless devotion to a deity in Hinduism
BHANG n pl. -S the hemp plant
BHARAL n pl. -S a goatlike Asian mammal
BHEESTIE n pl. -S bheesty
BHEESTY n pl. -TIES a water carrier
BHISTIE n pl. -S bheesty
BHOOT n pl. -S bhut
BHUT n pl. -S a small whirlwind
BI n pl. -S a bisexual
BIACETYL n pl. -S a chemical flavor enhancer
BIALI n pl. -S bialy
BIALY n pl. -ALYS an onion roll
BIANNUAL adj occurring twice a year
BIAS v -ASED, -ASING, -ASES or -ASSED, -ASSING, -ASSES to prejudice BIASEDLY adv
BIASNESS n pl. -ES the state of being slanted
BIATHLON n pl. -S an athletic contest
BIAXAL adj biaxial
BIAXIAL adj having two axes
BIB v BIBBED, BIBBING, BIBS to tipple
BIBASIC adj dibasic
BIBB n pl. -S a mast support
BIBBED past tense of bib
BIBBER n pl. -S a tippler
BIBBERY n pl. -BERIES the act of bibbing
BIBBING present participle of bib
BIBCOCK n pl. -S a type of faucet
BIBELOT n pl. -S a trinket
BIBLE n pl. -S an authoritative publication BIBLICAL adj
BIBLESS adj having no bib (a cloth covering)
BIBLIKE adj resembling a bib
BIBLIST n pl. -S one who takes the words of the Bible literally
BIBULOUS adj given to drinking
BICARB n pl. -S sodium bicarbonate
BICAUDAL adj having two tails
BICE n pl. -S a blue or green pigment
BICEPS n pl. -ES an arm muscle
BICHROME adj two-colored
BICKER v -ED, -ING, -S to argue
BICKERER n pl. -S one that bickers
BICOLOR n pl. -S something having two colors
BICOLOUR n pl. -S bicolor
BICONVEX adj convex on both sides
BICORN adj having two horns
BICORNE n pl. -S a type of hat
BICRON n pl. -S one billionth of a meter
BICUSPID n pl. -S a tooth
BICYCLE v -CLED, -CLING, -CLES to ride a bicycle (a two-wheeled vehicle)
BICYCLER n pl. -S one that bicycles
BICYCLIC adj having two cycles
BICYCLING present participle of bicycle
BID v BADE, BIDDEN, BIDDING, BIDS to make a bid (an offer of a price)
BIDARKA n pl. -S an Eskimo canoe
BIDARKEE n pl. -S bidarka
BIDDABLE adj obedient BIDDABLY adv
BIDDEN past participle of bid
BIDDER n pl. -S one that bids
BIDDING n pl. -S a command
BIDDY n pl. -DIES a hen
BIDE v BIDED or BODE, BIDING, BIDES to wait
BIDENTAL adj having two teeth
BIDER n pl. -S one that bides
BIDET n pl. -S a low basin used for washing
BIDING present participle of bide
BIELD v -ED, -ING, -S to shelter
BIENNALE n pl. -S a biennial show
BIENNIAL n pl. -S an event that occurs every two years
BIENNIUM n pl. -NIA or -NIUMS a period of two years
BIER n pl. -S a coffin stand
BIFACE n pl. -S a stone tool having a cutting edge
BIFACIAL adj having two faces
BIFF v -ED, -ING, -S to hit
BIFFIN n pl. -S a cooking apple
BIFFY n pl. -FIES a toilet
BIFID adj divided into two parts BIFIDLY adv
BIFIDITY n pl. -TIES the state of being bifid
BIFILAR adj having two threads
BIFLEX adj bent in two places
BIFOCAL n pl. -S a type of lens
BIFOLD adj twofold
BIFORATE adj having two perforations
BIFORKED adj divided into two branches
BIFORM adj having two forms
BIFORMED adj biform
BIG adj BIGGER, BIGGEST of considerable size
BIG n pl. -S an individual or organization of importance
BIGAMIES pl. of bigamy
BIGAMIST n pl. -S one who commits bigamy
BIGAMOUS adj guilty of bigamy
BIGAMY n pl. -MIES the crime of being married to two people simultaneously
BIGARADE n pl. -S a citrus tree
BIGAROON n pl. -S a type of cherry
BIGEMINY n pl. -NIES the state of having a double pulse
BIGEYE n pl. -S a marine fish
BIGFOOT n pl. -FEET or -FOOTS a large hairy humanlike creature
BIGGER comparative of big
BIGGEST superlative of big
BIGGETY adj biggity
BIGGIE n pl. -S one that is big
BIGGIN n pl. -S a house
BIGGING n pl. -S biggin
BIGGISH adj somewhat big
BIGGITY adj conceited
BIGHEAD n pl. -S a disease of animals
BIGHORN n pl. -S a wild sheep
BIGHT v -ED, -ING, -S to fasten with a loop of rope
BIGLY adv in a big manner
BIGMOUTH n pl. -S a talkative person
BIGNESS n pl. -ES the state of being big
BIGNONIA n pl. -S a climbing plant
BIGOT n pl. -S a prejudiced person
BIGOTED adj intolerant
BIGOTRY n pl. -RIES prejudice
BIGWIG n pl. -S an important person
BIHOURLY adj occurring every two hours
BIJOU n pl. -JOUX or -JOUS a jewel
BIJUGATE adj two-paired
BIJUGOUS adj bijugate
BIKE v BIKED, BIKING, BIKES to bicycle
BIKER n pl. -S one that bikes
BIKEWAY n pl. -WAYS a route for bikes
BIKIE n pl. -S biker
BIKING present participle of bike
BIKINI n pl. -S a type of bathing suit BIKINIED adj
BILABIAL n pl. -S a sound articulated with both lips
BILANDER n pl. -S a small ship
BILAYER n pl. -S a film with two molecular layers
BILBERRY n pl. -RIES an edible berry
BILBO n pl. -BOS or -BOES a finely tempered sword
BILBOA n pl. -S bilbo
BILE n pl. -S a fluid secreted by the liver
BILGE v BILGED, BILGING, BILGES to spring a leak
BILGY adj BILGIER, BILGIEST smelling like seepage
BILIARY adj pertaining to bile
BILINEAR adj pertaining to two lines
BILIOUS adj pertaining to bile
BILK v -ED, -ING, -S to cheat
BILKER n pl. -S one that bilks
BILL v -ED, -ING, -S to present a statement of costs to BILLABLE adj
BILLBUG n pl. -S a weevil
BILLER n pl. -S one that bills
BILLET v -ED, -ING, -S to lodge soldiers
BILLETER n pl. -S one that billets
BILLFISH n pl. -ES a fish with long, slender jaws
BILLFOLD n pl. -S a wallet
BILLHEAD n pl. -S a letterhead
BILLHOOK n pl. -S a cutting tool
BILLIARD n pl. -S a carom shot in billiards (a table game)
BILLIE n pl. -S a comrade
BILLIES pl. of billy
BILLING n pl. -S the relative position in which a performer is listed
BILLION n pl. -S a number
BILLON n pl. -S an alloy of silver and copper
BILLOW v -ED, -ING, -S to swell
BILLOWY adj -LOWIER, -LOWIEST swelling; surging
BILLY n pl. -LIES a short club
BILLYCAN n pl. -S a pot for heating water
BILOBATE adj having two lobes
BILOBED adj bilobate
BILSTED n pl. -S a hardwood tree
BILTONG n pl. -S dried and cured meat
BIMA n pl. -S bema
BIMAH n pl. -S bema
BIMANOUS adj two-handed
BIMANUAL adj done with two hands
BIMBO n pl. -BOS or -BOES a disreputable person
BIMENSAL adj occurring every two months
BIMESTER n pl. -S a two-month period
BIMETAL n pl. -S something composed of two metals
BIMETHYL n pl. -S ethane
BIMODAL adj having two statistical modes
BIMORPH n pl. -S a device consisting of two crystals cemented together
BIN v BINNED, BINNING, BINS to store in a large receptacle
BINAL adj twofold
BINARY n pl. -RIES a combination of two things
BINATE adj growing in pairs BINATELY adv
BINAURAL adj hearing with both ears
BIND v BOUND, BINDING, BINDS to tie or secure BINDABLE adj
BINDER n pl. -S one that binds
BINDERY n pl. -ERIES a place where books are bound
BINDI n pl. -S a dot worn on the forehead by women in India
BINDING n pl. -S the cover and fastenings of a book
BINDLE n pl. -S a bundle
BINDWEED n pl. -S a twining plant
BINE n pl. -S a twining plant stem
BINGE v BINGED, BINGEING BINGING, BINGES to indulge in something without restraint
BINGER n pl. -S one that binges
BINGO n pl. -GOS a game of chance
BINIT n pl. -S a unit of computer information
BINNACLE n pl. -S a compass stand
BINNED past tense of bin
BINNING present participle of bin
BINOCLE n pl. -S a binocular
BINOCS n/pl binoculars
BINOMIAL n pl. -S an algebraic expression
BINT n pl. -S a woman
BIO n pl. BIOS a biography
BIOASSAY v -ED, -ING, -S to test a substance (as a drug)
BIOCHIP n pl. -S a hypothetical computer component that uses proteins to store or process data
BIOCIDE n pl. -S a substance destructive to living organisms BIOCIDAL adj
BIOCLEAN adj free of harmful organisms
BIOCYCLE n pl. -S a life-supporting region
BIOETHIC adj pertaining to ethical questions arising from advances in biology
BIOGAS n pl. -GASES or -GASSES fuel gas produced by organic waste
BIOGEN n pl. -S a hypothetical protein molecule
BIOGENIC adj produced by living organisms
BIOGENY n pl. -NIES the development of life from preexisting life
BIOHERM n pl. -S a mass of marine fossils
BIOLOGIC n pl. -S a drug obtained from an organic source
BIOLOGY n pl. -GIES the science of life
BIOLYSIS n pl. -YSES death BIOLYTIC adj
BIOMASS n pl. -ES an amount of living matter
BIOME n pl. -S an ecological community
BIOMETRY n pl. -TRIES the statistical study of biological data
BIONICS n/pl a science joining biology and electronics BIONIC adj
BIONOMY n pl. -MIES ecology BIONOMIC adj
BIONT n pl. -S a living organism BIONTIC adj
BIOPIC n pl. -S a biographical movie
BIOPLASM n pl. -S living matter
BIOPSY v -SIED, -SYING, -SIES to examine tissue BIOPSIC, BIOPTIC adj
BIOSCOPE n pl. -S an early movie projector
BIOSCOPY n pl. -PIES a type of medical examination
BIOTA n pl. -S the flora and fauna of a region
BIOTECH n pl. -S applied biological science
BIOTIC adj pertaining to life
BIOTICAL adj biotic
BIOTICS n/pl a life science
BIOTIN n pl. -S a B vitamin
BIOTITE n pl. -S a form of mica BIOTITIC adj
BIOTOPE n pl. -S a stable habitat
BIOTOXIN n pl. -S poison made by a plant or animal
BIOTRON n pl. -S a climate control chamber
BIOTYPE n pl. -S a group of genetically similar organisms BIOTYPIC adj
BIOVULAR adj derived from two ova
BIPACK n pl. -S a pair of films
BIPAROUS adj producing offspring in pairs
BIPARTED adj having two parts
BIPARTY adj of two parties
BIPED n pl. -S a two-footed animal BIPEDAL adj
BIPHASIC adj having two phases
BIPHENYL n pl. -S a hydrocarbon
BIPLANE n pl. -S a type of airplane
BIPOD n pl. -S a two-legged support
BIPOLAR adj having two poles
BIRACIAL adj including members of two races
BIRADIAL adj having dual symmetry
BIRAMOSE adj biramous
BIRAMOUS adj divided into two branches
BIRCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to whip
BIRCHEN adj made of birch wood
BIRD v -ED, -ING, -S to hunt birds (winged, warm-blooded vertebrates)
BIRDBATH n pl. -S a bath for birds
BIRDCAGE n pl. -S a cage for birds
BIRDCALL n pl. -S the call of a bird
BIRDER n pl. -S a bird hunter
BIRDFARM n pl. -S an aircraft carrier
BIRDIE v BIRDIED, BIRDIEING, BIRDIES to shoot in one stroke under par in golf
BIRDING n pl. -S bird-watching
BIRDLIKE adj resembling a bird
BIRDLIME v -LIMED, -LIMING, -LIMES to trap small birds
BIRDMAN n pl. -MEN one who keeps birds
BIRDSEED n pl. -S a mixture of seeds used for feeding birds
BIRDSEYE n pl. -S a flowering plant
BIRDSHOT n pl. -S small shot for shooting birds
BIRDSONG n pl. -S the song of a bird
BIREME n pl. -S an ancient galley
BIRETTA n pl. -S a cap worn by clergymen
BIRK n pl. -S a birch tree
BIRKIE n pl. -S a lively person
BIRL v -ED, -ING, -S to rotate a floating log
BIRLE v BIRLED, BIRLING, BIRLES to carouse
BIRLER n pl. -S one that birls
BIRLING n pl. -S a lumberjack's game
BIRR n pl. BIRROTCH a monetary unit of Ethiopia
BIRR v -ED, -ING, -S to make a whirring noise
BIRRETTA n pl. -S biretta
BIRSE n pl. -S a bristle
BIRTH v -ED, -ING, -S to originate
BIRTHDAY n pl. -DAYS an anniversary of a birth
BIS adv twice
BISCUIT n pl. -S a small cake of shortened bread
BISE n pl. -S a cold wind
BISECT v -ED, -ING, -S to cut into two parts
BISECTOR n pl. -S something that bisects
BISEXUAL n pl. -S one who is attracted to both sexes
BISHOP v -ED, -ING, -S to appoint as a bishop (the head of a diocese)
BISK n pl. -S bisque
BISMUTH n pl. -S a metallic element
BISNAGA n pl. -S a type of cactus
BISON n pl. -S an ox-like animal
BISQUE n pl. -S a thick soup
BISTATE adj pertaining to two states
BISTER n pl. -S a brown pigment BISTERED adj
BISTORT n pl. -S a perennial herb with roots used as astringents
BISTOURY n pl. -RIES a surgical knife
BISTRE n pl. -S bister BISTRED adj
BISTRO n pl. -TROS a small tavern BISTROIC adj
BIT v BITTED, BITTING, BITS to restrain
BITABLE adj capable of being bitten
BITCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to complain
BITCHERY n pl. -ERIES bitchy behavior
BITCHY adj BITCHIER, BITCHIEST malicious BITCHILY adv
BITE v BIT, BITTEN, BITING, BITES to seize with the teeth BITEABLE adj
BITER n pl. -S one that bites
BITEWING n pl. -S a dental X-ray film
BITING present participle of bite
BITINGLY adv sarcastically
BITSTOCK n pl. -S a brace on a drill
BITSY adj tiny
BITT v -ED, -ING, -S to secure a cable
BITTED past tense of bit
BITTEN a past participle of bite
BITTER adj -TERER, -TEREST having a disagreeable taste BITTERLY adv
BITTER v -ED, -ING, -S to make bitter
BITTERN n pl. -S a wading bird
BITTIER comparative of bitty
BITTIEST superlative of bitty
BITTING n pl. -S an indentation in a key
BITTOCK n pl. -S a small amount
BITTY adj -TIER, -TIEST fragmented
BITUMEN n pl. -S an asphalt
BIUNIQUE adj being a type of correspondence between two sets
BIVALENT n pl. -S a pair of chromosomes
BIVALVE n pl. -S a bivalved mollusk
BIVALVED adj having a two-valved shell
BIVINYL n pl. -S a flammable gas used in making synthetic rubber
BIVOUAC v -OUACKED, -OUACKING, -OUACKS or -OUACS to make a camp
BIWEEKLY n pl. -LIES a publication issued every two weeks
BIYEARLY adj occurring every two years
BIZ n pl. BIZZES business
BIZARRE n pl. -S a strangely striped flower
BIZE n pl. -S bise
BIZNAGA n pl. -S bisnaga
BIZONE n pl. -S two combined zones BIZONAL adj
BLAB v BLABBED, BLABBING, BLABS to talk idly
BLABBER v -ED, -ING, -S to blab
BLABBY adj talkative
BLACK adj BLACKER, BLACKEST being of the darkest color
BLACK v -ED, -ING, -S to make black
BLACKBOY n pl. -BOYS an Australian plant
BLACKCAP n pl. -S a small European bird
BLACKEN v -ED, -ING, -S to make black
BLACKFIN n pl. -S a food fish
BLACKFLY n pl. -FLIES a biting fly
BLACKGUM n pl. -S a tupelo
BLACKING n pl. -S black shoe polish
BLACKISH adj somewhat black
BLACKLEG n pl. -S a cattle disease
BLACKLY adv in a black manner
BLACKOUT n pl. -S a power failure
BLACKTOP v -TOPPED, -TOPPING, -TOPS to pave with asphalt
BLADDER n pl. -S a saclike receptacle BLADDERY adj
BLADE n pl. -S a cutting edge BLADED adj
BLAE adj bluish-black
BLAH n pl. -S nonsense
BLAIN n pl. -S a blister
BLAM n pl. -S the sound of a gunshot
BLAMABLE adj being at fault BLAMABLY adv
BLAME v BLAMED, BLAMING, BLAMES to find fault with
BLAMEFUL adj blamable
BLAMER n pl. -S one that blames
BLAMING present participle of blame
BLANCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to whiten
BLANCHER n pl. -S a whitener
BLAND adj BLANDER, BLANDEST soothing BLANDLY adv
BLANDISH v -ED, -ING, -ES to coax by flattery
BLANK adj BLANKER, BLANKEST empty
BLANK v -ED, -ING, -S to delete
BLANKET v -ED, -ING, -S to cover uniformly
BLANKLY adv in a blank manner
BLARE v BLARED, BLARING, BLARES to sound loudly
BLARNEY v -NEYED, -NEYING, -NEYS to beguile with flattery
BLASE adj indifferent
BLAST v -ED, -ING, -S to use an explosive
BLASTEMA n pl. -MAS or -MATA a region of embryonic cells
BLASTER n pl. -S one that blasts
BLASTIE n pl. -S a dwarf
BLASTIER comparative of blasty
BLASTIEST superlative of blasty
BLASTING n pl. -S the act of one that blasts
BLASTOFF n pl. -S the launching of a rocket
BLASTOMA n pl. -MAS or -MATA a type of tumor
BLASTULA n pl. -LAS or -LAE an early embryo
BLASTY adj BLASTIER, BLASTIEST gusty
BLAT v BLATTED, BLATTING, BLATS to bleat
BLATANCY n pl. -CIES something blatant
BLATANT adj obvious
BLATE adj timid
BLATHER v -ED, -ING, -S to talk foolishly
BLATTED past tense of blat
BLATTER v -ED, -ING, -S to chatter
BLATTING present participle of blat
BLAUBOK n pl. -S an extinct antelope
BLAW v BLAWED, BLAWN, BLAWING, BLAWS to blow
BLAZE v BLAZED, BLAZING, BLAZES to burn brightly
BLAZER n pl. -S a lightweight jacket
BLAZON v -ED, -ING, -S to proclaim
BLAZONER n pl. -S one that blazons
BLAZONRY n pl. -RIES a great display
BLEACH v -ED, -ING, -ES to whiten
BLEACHER n pl. -S one that bleaches
BLEAK adj BLEAKER, BLEAKEST dreary
BLEAK n pl. -S a freshwater fish
BLEAKISH adj somewhat bleak
BLEAKLY adv in a bleak manner
BLEAR v -ED, -ING, -S to dim
BLEARY adj BLEARIER, BLEARIEST dimmed BLEARILY adv
BLEAT v -ED, -ING, -S to utter the cry of a sheep
BLEATER n pl. -S one that bleats
BLEB n pl. -S a blister BLEBBY adj
BLEED v BLED, BLEEDING, BLEEDS to lose blood
BLEEDER n pl. -S one that bleeds
BLEEDING n pl. -S the act of losing blood
BLEEP v -ED, -ING, -S to blip
BLELLUM n pl. -S a babbler
BLEMISH v -ED, -ING, -ES to mar
BLENCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to flinch
BLENCHER n pl. -S one that blenches
BLEND v BLENDED or BLENT, BLENDING, BLENDS to mix smoothly and inseparably together
BLENDE n pl. -S a shiny mineral
BLENDER n pl. -S one that blends
BLENNY n pl. -NIES a marine fish
BLENT a past tense of blend
BLESBOK n pl. -S a large antelope
BLESBUCK n pl. -S blesbok
BLESS v BLESSED or BLEST, BLESSING, BLESSES to sanctify
BLESSED adj -EDER, -EDEST holy
BLESSER n pl. -S one that blesses
BLESSING n pl. -S a prayer
BLEST a past tense of bless
BLET n pl. -S a decay of fruit
BLETHER v -ED, -ING, -S to blather
BLEW past tense of blow
BLIGHT v -ED, -ING, -S to cause decay
BLIGHTER n pl. -S one that blights
BLIGHTY n pl. BLIGHTIES a wound causing one to be sent home to England
BLIMEY interj -- used as an expression of surprise
BLIMP n pl. -S a nonrigid aircraft BLIMPISH adj
BLIMY interj blimey
BLIN n pl. BLINI or BLINIS a blintze
BLIND adj BLINDER, BLINDEST sightless
BLIND v -ED, -ING, -S to make sightless
BLINDAGE n pl. -S a protective screen
BLINDER n pl. -S an obstruction to sight
BLINDLY adv in a blind manner
BLINI a pl. of blin
BLINIS a pl. of blin
BLINK v -ED, -ING, -S to open and shut the eyes
BLINKARD n pl. -S one who habitually blinks
BLINKER v -ED, -ING, -S to put blinders on
BLINTZ n pl. -ES blintze
BLINTZE n pl. -S a thin pancake
BLIP v BLIPPED, BLIPPING, BLIPS to remove sound from a recording
BLISS v -ED, -ING, -ES to experience or produce ecstasy
BLISSFUL adj very happy
BLISTER v -ED, -ING, -S to cause blisters (skin swellings)
BLISTERY adj having blisters
BLITE n pl. -S an annual herb
BLITHE adj BLITHER, BLITHEST merry BLITHELY adv
BLITHER v -ED, -ING, -S to blather
BLITZ v -ED, -ING, -ES to subject to a sudden attack
BLIZZARD n pl. -S a heavy snowstorm
BLOAT v -ED, -ING, -S to swell
BLOATER n pl. -S a smoked herring
BLOB v BLOBBED, BLOBBING, BLOBS to splotch
BLOC n pl. -S a coalition
BLOCK v -ED, -ING, -S to obstruct
BLOCKADE v -ADED, -ADING, -ADES to block
BLOCKAGE n pl. -S the act of blocking
BLOCKER n pl. -S one that blocks
BLOCKISH adj blocky
BLOCKY adj BLOCKIER, BLOCKIEST short and stout
BLOKE n pl. -S a fellow
BLOND adj BLONDER, BLONDEST light-colored
BLOND n pl. -S a blond person
BLONDE n pl. -S blond
BLONDISH adj somewhat blond
BLOOD v -ED, -ING, -S to stain with blood (the fluid circulated by the heart)
BLOODFIN n pl. -S a freshwater fish
BLOODIED past tense of bloody
BLOODIER comparative of bloody
BLOODIES present 3d person sing. of bloody
BLOODIEST superlative of bloody
BLOODILY adv in a bloody manner
BLOODING n pl. -S a fox hunting ceremony
BLOODRED adj of the color of blood
BLOODY adj BLOODIER, BLOODIEST stained with blood
BLOODY v BLOODIED, BLOODYING, BLOODIES to make bloody
BLOOEY adj being out of order
BLOOIE adj blooey
BLOOM v -ED, -ING, -S to bear flowers
BLOOMER n pl. -S a blooming plant
BLOOMERY n pl. -ERIES a furnace for smelting iron
BLOOMY adj BLOOMIER, BLOOMIEST covered with flowers
BLOOP v -ED, -ING, -S to hit a short fly ball
BLOOPER n pl. -S a public blunder
BLOSSOM v -ED, -ING, -S to bloom
BLOSSOMY adj having blossoms
BLOT v BLOTTED, BLOTTING, BLOTS to spot or stain
BLOTCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to mark with large spots
BLOTCHY adj BLOTCHIER, BLOTCHIEST blotched
BLOTLESS adj spotless
BLOTTED past tense of blot
BLOTTER n pl. -S a piece of ink-absorbing paper
BLOTTIER comparative of blotty
BLOTTIEST superlative of blotty
BLOTTING present participle of blot
BLOTTO adj drunk
BLOTTY adj -TIER, -TIEST spotty
BLOUSE v BLOUSED, BLOUSING, BLOUSES to hang loosely
BLOUSON n pl. -S a woman's garment
BLOUSY adj BLOUSIER, BLOUSIEST blowsy BLOUSILY adv
BLOVIATE v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES to speak pompously
BLOW v BLEW, BLOWED, BLOWING, BLOWS to damn
BLOW v BLEW, BLOWN, BLOWING, BLOWS to drive or impel by a current of air
BLOWBACK n pl. -S an escape of gases
BLOWBALL n pl. -S a fluffy seed ball
BLOWBY n pl. -BYS leakage of exhaust fumes
BLOWDOWN n pl. -S a tree blown down by the wind
BLOWER n pl. -S one that blows
BLOWFISH n pl. -ES a marine fish
BLOWFLY n pl. -FLIES a type of fly
BLOWGUN n pl. -S a tube through which darts may be blown
BLOWHARD n pl. -S a braggart
BLOWHOLE n pl. -S an air or gas vent
BLOWIER comparative of blowy
BLOWIEST superlative of blowy
BLOWN past participle of blow
BLOWOFF n pl. -S the expelling of gas
BLOWOUT n pl. -S a sudden rupture
BLOWPIPE n pl. -S a blowgun
BLOWSED adj blowsy
BLOWSY adj -SIER, -SIEST slovenly BLOWSILY adv
BLOWTUBE n pl. -S a blowgun
BLOWUP n pl. -S an explosion
BLOWY adj BLOWIER, BLOWIEST windy
BLOWZED adj blowzy
BLOWZY adj -ZIER, -ZIEST blowsy BLOWZILY adv
BLUB v BLUBBED, BLUBBING, BLUBS to blubber
BLUBBER v -ED, -ING, -S to weep noisily
BLUBBERY adj fat; swollen
BLUCHER n pl. -S a half boot
BLUDGEON v -ED, -ING, -S to hit with a club
BLUDGER n pl. -S a loafer or shirker
BLUE adj BLUER, BLUEST having the color of the clear sky
BLUE v BLUED, BLUEING BLUING, BLUES to make blue
BLUEBALL n pl. -S a medicinal herb
BLUEBELL n pl. -S a flowering plant
BLUEBILL n pl. -S the scaup duck
BLUEBIRD n pl. -S a songbird
BLUEBOOK n pl. -S an examination booklet
BLUECAP n pl. -S a flowering plant
BLUECOAT n pl. -S a police officer
BLUED past tense of blue
BLUEFIN n pl. -S a large tuna
BLUEFISH n pl. -ES a marine fish
BLUEGILL n pl. -S an edible sunfish
BLUEGUM n pl. -S a timber tree
BLUEHEAD n pl. -S a marine fish
BLUEING n pl. -S bluing
BLUEISH adj bluish
BLUEJACK n pl. -S an oak tree
BLUEJAY n pl. -JAYS a corvine bird
BLUELINE n pl. -S a line that divides a hockey rink
BLUELY adv in a blue manner
BLUENESS n pl. -ES the state of being blue
BLUENOSE n pl. -S a puritanical person
BLUER comparative of blue
BLUESIER comparative of bluesy
BLUESIEST superlative of bluesy
BLUESMAN n pl. -MEN one who plays the blues
BLUEST superlative of blue
BLUESTEM n pl. -S a prairie grass
BLUESY adj BLUESIER, BLUESIEST resembling the blues (a musical form)
BLUET n pl. -S a meadow flower
BLUETICK n pl. -S a hunting dog
BLUEWEED n pl. -S a bristly weed
BLUEWOOD n pl. -S a shrub
BLUEY n pl. BLUEYS a bag of clothing carried in travel
BLUFF adj BLUFFER, BLUFFEST having a broad front BLUFFLY adv
BLUFF v -ED, -ING, -S to mislead
BLUFFER n pl. -S one that bluffs
BLUING n pl. -S a fabric coloring
BLUISH adj somewhat blue
BLUME v BLUMED, BLUMING, BLUMES to blossom
BLUNDER v -ED, -ING, -S to make a mistake
BLUNGE v BLUNGED, BLUNGING, BLUNGES to mix clay with water
BLUNGER n pl. -S one that blunges
BLUNT adj BLUNTER, BLUNTEST not sharp or pointed BLUNTLY adv
BLUNT v -ED, -ING, -S to make blunt
BLUR v BLURRED, BLURRING, BLURS to make unclear
BLURB v -ED, -ING, -S to praise in a publicity notice
BLURRY adj -RIER, -RIEST unclear BLURRILY adv
BLURT v -ED, -ING, -S to speak abruptly
BLURTER n pl. -S one that blurts
BLUSH v -ED, -ING, -ES to become red
BLUSHER n pl. -S one that blushes
BLUSHFUL adj of a red color
BLUSTER v -ED, -ING, -S to blow violently
BLUSTERY adj windy
BLYPE n pl. -S a shred
BO n pl. BOS a pal
BOA n pl. -S a large snake
BOAR n pl. -S a male pig
BOARD v -ED, -ING, -S to take meals for a fixed price
BOARDER n pl. -S one that boards
BOARDING n pl. -S a surface of wooden boards
BOARDMAN n pl. -MEN a board member
BOARFISH n pl. -ES a marine fish
BOARISH adj swinish; coarse
BOART n pl. -S bort
BOAST v -ED, -ING, -S to brag
BOASTER n pl. -S one that boasts
BOASTFUL adj given to boasting
BOAT v -ED, -ING, -S to travel by boat (watercraft) BOATABLE adj
BOATBILL n pl. -S a wading bird
BOATEL n pl. -S a waterside hotel
BOATER n pl. -S one that boats
BOATFUL n pl. -S as much as a boat can hold
BOATHOOK n pl. -S a pole with a metal hook for use aboard a boat
BOATING n pl. -S the sport of traveling by boat
BOATLIKE adj resembling a boat
BOATLOAD n pl. -S the amount that a boat holds
BOATMAN n pl. -MEN one who works on boats
BOATSMAN n pl. -MEN boatman
BOATYARD n pl. -S a marina
BOB v BOBBED, BOBBING, BOBS to move up and down
BOBBER n pl. -S one that bobs
BOBBERY n pl. -BERIES a disturbance
BOBBIES pl. of bobby
BOBBIN n pl. -S a thread holder
BOBBINET n pl. -S a machine-made net
BOBBING present participle of bob
BOBBLE v -BLED, -BLING, -BLES to fumble
BOBBY n pl. -BIES a police officer
BOBCAT n pl. -S a lynx
BOBECHE n pl. -S a glass collar on a candle holder
BOBOLINK n pl. -S a songbird
BOBSLED v -SLEDDED, -SLEDDING, -SLEDS to ride on a bobsled (a racing sled)
BOBSTAY n pl. -STAYS a steadying rope
BOBTAIL v -ED, -ING, -S to cut short
BOBWHITE n pl. -S a game bird
BOCACCIO n pl. -CIOS a rockfish
BOCCE n pl. -S boccie
BOCCI n pl. -S boccie
BOCCIA n pl. -S boccie
BOCCIE n pl. -S an Italian bowling game
BOCK n pl. -S a dark beer
BOD n pl. -S a body
BODE v BODED, BODING, BODES to be an omen of
BODEGA n pl. -S a grocery store
BODEMENT n pl. -S an omen
BODHRAN n pl. -S an Irish drum
BODICE n pl. -S a corset
BODIED past tense of body
BODIES present 3d person sing. of body
BODILESS adj lacking material form
BODILY adj of the body
BODING n pl. -S an omen
BODINGLY adv ominously
BODKIN n pl. -S a sharp instrument
BODY v BODIED, BODYING, BODIES to give form to
BODYSUIT n pl. -S a one-piece garment for the torso
BODYSURF v -ED, -ING, -S to ride a wave without a surfboard
BODYWORK n pl. -S a vehicle body
BOEHMITE n pl. -S a mineral
BOFF n pl. -S a hearty laugh
BOFFIN n pl. -S a scientific expert
BOFFO n pl. -FOS a boff
BOFFOLA n pl. -S a boff
BOG v BOGGED, BOGGING, BOGS to impede
BOGAN n pl. -S a backwater or tributary
BOGBEAN n pl. -S a marsh plant
BOGEY v -GEYED, -GEYING, -GEYS to shoot in one stroke over par in golf
BOGEYMAN n pl. -MEN a terrifying creature
BOGGED past tense of bog
BOGGIER comparative of boggy
BOGGIEST superlative of boggy
BOGGING present participle of bog
BOGGISH adj boggy
BOGGLE v -GLED, -GLING, -GLES to hesitate
BOGGLER n pl. -S one that causes another to boggle
BOGGY adj -GIER, -GIEST marshy
BOGIE n pl. -S bogy
BOGIES pl. of bogy
BOGLE n pl. -S a bogy
BOGUS adj not genuine; fake
BOGWOOD n pl. -S preserved tree wood
BOGY n pl. -GIES a goblin
BOGYISM n pl. -S behavior characteristic of a bogy
BOGYMAN n pl. -MEN bogeyman
BOHEA n pl. -S a black tea
BOHEMIA n pl. -S a community of bohemians
BOHEMIAN n pl. -S an unconventional person
BOHUNK n pl. -S an unskilled laborer
BOIL v -ED, -ING, -S to vaporize liquid BOILABLE adj
BOILER n pl. -S a vessel for boiling
BOILOFF n pl. -S the vaporization of a liquid
BOING interj -- used to express the sound of reverberation or vibration
BOISERIE n pl. -S wood paneling on a wall
BOITE n pl. -S a nightclub
BOLA n pl. -S a throwing weapon
BOLAR adj pertaining to bole
BOLAS n pl. -ES bola
BOLD adj BOLDER, BOLDEST daring BOLDLY adv
BOLD n pl. -S boldface
BOLDFACE v -FACED, -FACING, -FACES to print in thick type
BOLDNESS n pl. -ES the quality of being bold
BOLE n pl. -S a fine clay
BOLERO n pl. -ROS a Spanish dance
BOLETE n pl. -S boletus
BOLETUS n pl. -TUSES or -TI a fungus
BOLIDE n pl. -S an exploding meteor
BOLIVAR n pl. -S or -ES a monetary unit of Venezuela
BOLIVIA n pl. -S a soft fabric
BOLL v -ED, -ING, -S to form pods
BOLLARD n pl. -S a thick post on a ship or wharf
BOLLIX v -ED, -ING, -ES to bungle
BOLLOCKS n/pl testicles
BOLLOX v -ED, -ING, -ES to bollix
BOLLWORM n pl. -S the larva of a certain moth
BOLO n pl. -LOS a machete
BOLOGNA n pl. -S a seasoned sausage
BOLONEY n pl. -NEYS bologna
BOLSHIE n pl. -S a Bolshevik
BOLSHY n pl. -SHIES bolshie
BOLSON n pl. -S a flat arid valley
BOLSTER v -ED, -ING, -S to support
BOLT v -ED, -ING, -S to sift
BOLTER n pl. -S a sifting machine
BOLTHEAD n pl. -S a matrass
BOLTHOLE n pl. -S a place or way of escape
BOLTONIA n pl. -S a perennial herb
BOLTROPE n pl. -S a rope sewn to a sail
BOLUS n pl. -ES a large pill
BOMB v -ED, -ING, -S to attack with bombs (explosive projectiles)
BOMBARD v -ED, -ING, -S to bomb
BOMBAST n pl. -S pompous language
BOMBAX adj pertaining to a family of tropical trees
BOMBE n pl. -S a frozen dessert
BOMBER n pl. -S one that bombs
BOMBESIN n pl. -S a combination of amino acids
BOMBING n pl. -S an attack with bombs
BOMBLOAD n pl. -S the quantity of bombs being carried
BOMBYCID n pl. -S a moth
BOMBYX n pl. -ES a silkworm
BONACI n pl. -S an edible fish
BONANZA n pl. -S a rich mine
BONBON n pl. -S a sugared candy
BOND v -ED, -ING, -S to join together BONDABLE adj
BONDAGE n pl. -S slavery
BONDER n pl. -S one that bonds
BONDING n pl. -S the formation of a close personal relationship
BONDMAID n pl. -S a female slave
BONDMAN n pl. -MEN a male slave
BONDSMAN n pl. -MEN bondman
BONDUC n pl. -S a prickly seed
BONE v BONED, BONING, BONES to debone
BONEFISH n pl. -ES a slender marine fish
BONEHEAD n pl. -S a stupid person
BONELESS adj having no bones (hard connective tissue)
BONEMEAL n pl. -S fertilizer or feed made from crushed bone
BONER n pl. -S a blunder
BONESET n pl. -S a perennial herb
BONEY adj BONIER, BONIEST bony
BONEYARD n pl. -S a junkyard
BONFIRE n pl. -S an open fire
BONG v -ED, -ING, -S to make a deep, ringing sound
BONGO n pl. -GOS or -GOES a small drum
BONGOIST n pl. -S a bongo player
BONHOMIE n pl. -S friendliness
BONIER comparative of bony or boney
BONIEST superlative of bony or boney
BONIFACE n pl. -S an innkeeper
BONINESS n pl. -ES the state of being bony
BONING present participle of bone
BONITA n pl. -S bonito
BONITO n pl. -TOS or -TOES a marine food fish
BONK v -ED, -ING, -S to hit on the head with a hollow blow
BONKERS adj crazy
BONNE n pl. -S a housemaid
BONNET v -ED, -ING, -S to provide with a bonnet (a type of hat)
BONNIE adj bonny
BONNOCK n pl. -S bannock
BONNY adj -NIER, -NIEST pretty BONNILY adv
BONSAI n pl. BONSAI a potted shrub that has been dwarfed
BONSPELL n pl. -S bonspiel
BONSPIEL n pl. -S a curling match or tournament
BONTEBOK n pl. -S an antelope
BONUS n pl. -ES an additional payment
BONY adj BONIER, BONIEST full of bones
BONZE n pl. -S a Buddhist monk
BONZER adj very good
BOO v -ED, -ING, -S to cry ``boo''
BOOB v -ED, -ING, -S to make a foolish mistake
BOOBISH adj doltish
BOOBOO n pl. -BOOS a mistake
BOOBY n pl. -BIES a dolt
BOODLE v -DLED, -DLING, -DLES to take bribes
BOODLER n pl. -S one that boodles
BOOGER n pl. -S a bogeyman
BOOGEY v -GEYED, -GEYING, -GEYS boogie
BOOGIE v -GIED, -GYING, -GIES to dance to rock music
BOOGY v -GIED, -GYING, -GIES boogie
BOOGYMAN n pl. -MEN bogeyman
BOOHOO v -ED, -ING, -S to weep noisily
BOOK v -ED, -ING, -S to engage services BOOKABLE adj
BOOKCASE n pl. -S a case which holds books (literary volumes)
BOOKEND n pl. -S a support for a row of books
BOOKER n pl. -S one that books
BOOKFUL n pl. -S as much as a book can hold
BOOKIE n pl. -S a bet taker
BOOKING n pl. -S an engagement
BOOKISH adj pertaining to books
BOOKLET n pl. -S a small book
BOOKLICE n/pl wingless insects that damage books
BOOKLORE n pl. -S book learning
BOOKMAN n pl. -MEN a scholar
BOOKMARK n pl. -S a marker for finding a place in a book
BOOKRACK n pl. -S a support for an open book
BOOKREST n pl. -S a bookrack
BOOKSHOP n pl. -S a store where books are sold
BOOKWORM n pl. -S an avid book reader
BOOM v -ED, -ING, -S to make a deep, resonant sound
BOOMBOX n pl. -ES a portable radio and tape or compact disc player
BOOMER n pl. -S one that booms
BOOMIER comparative of boomy
BOOMIEST superlative of boomy
BOOMKIN n pl. -S a bumkin
BOOMLET n pl. -S a small increase in prosperity
BOOMTOWN n pl. -S a prospering town
BOOMY adj BOOMIER, BOOMIEST prospering
BOON n pl. -S a timely benefit
BOONDOCK adj pertaining to a backwoods area
BOONIES n/pl a backwoods area
BOOR n pl. -S a rude person
BOORISH adj rude
BOOST v -ED, -ING, -S to support
BOOSTER n pl. -S one that boosts
BOOT v -ED, -ING, -S to load a program into a computer BOOTABLE adj
BOOTEE n pl. -S a baby's sock
BOOTERY n pl. -ERIES a shoe store
BOOTH n pl. -S a small enclosure
BOOTIE n pl. -S bootee
BOOTIES pl. of booty
BOOTJACK n pl. -S a device for pulling off boots
BOOTLACE n pl. -S a shoelace
BOOTLEG v -LEGGED, -LEGGING, -LEGS to smuggle
BOOTLESS adj useless
BOOTLICK v -ED, -ING, -S to flatter servilely
BOOTY n pl. -TIES a rich gain or prize
BOOZE v BOOZED, BOOZING, BOOZES to drink liquor excessively
BOOZER n pl. -S one that boozes
BOOZY adj BOOZIER, BOOZIEST drunken BOOZILY adv
BOP v BOPPED, BOPPING, BOPS to hit or strike
BOPEEP n pl. -S a game of peekaboo
BOPPER n pl. -S a bebopper
BORA n pl. -S a cold wind
BORACES a pl. of borax
BORACIC adj boric
BORACITE n pl. -S a mineral
BORAGE n pl. -S a medicinal herb
BORAL n pl. -S a mixture of boron carbide and aluminum
BORANE n pl. -S a chemical compound
BORATE v -RATED, -RATING, -RATES to mix with borax or boric acid
BORAX n pl. -RAXES or -RACES a white crystalline compound
BORDEAUX n pl. BORDEAUX a red or white wine
BORDEL n pl. -S a brothel
BORDELLO n pl. -LOS a brothel
BORDER v -ED, -ING, -S to put a border (an edge) on
BORDERER n pl. -S one that borders
BORDURE n pl. -S a border around a shield
BORE v BORED, BORING, BORES to pierce with a rotary tool
BOREAL adj pertaining to the north
BORECOLE n pl. -S kale
BORED past tense of bore
BOREDOM n pl. -S tedium
BOREEN n pl. -S a lane in Ireland
BOREHOLE n pl. -S a hole bored in the earth
BORER n pl. -S one that bores
BORESOME adj tedious
BORIC adj pertaining to boron
BORIDE n pl. -S a boron compound
BORING n pl. -S an inner cavity
BORINGLY adv tediously
BORN adj having particular qualities from birth
BORNE a past participle of bear
BORNEOL n pl. -S an alcohol
BORNITE n pl. -S an ore of copper
BORON n pl. -S a nonmetallic element BORONIC adj
BOROUGH n pl. -S an incorporated town
BORROW v -ED, -ING, -S to take on loan
BORROWER n pl. -S one that borrows
BORSCH n pl. -ES borscht
BORSCHT n pl. -S a beet soup
BORSHT n pl. -S borscht
BORSTAL n pl. -S a reformatory
BORT n pl. -S a low-quality diamond BORTY adj
BORTZ n pl. -ES bort
BORZOI n pl. -S a Russian hound
BOSCAGE n pl. -S a thicket
BOSCHBOK n pl. -S bushbuck
BOSH n pl. -ES nonsense
BOSHBOK n pl. -S bushbuck
BOSHVARK n pl. -S a wild hog
BOSK n pl. -S a small wooded area
BOSKAGE n pl. -S boscage
BOSKER adj fine; very good
BOSKET n pl. -S a thicket
BOSKY adj BOSKIER, BOSKIEST wooded; bushy
BOSOM v -ED, -ING, -S to embrace
BOSOMY adj swelling outward
BOSON n pl. -S a subatomic particle
BOSQUE n pl. -S bosk
BOSQUET n pl. -S bosket
BOSS v -ED, -ING, -ES to supervise
BOSSDOM n pl. -S the domain of a political boss
BOSSIER comparative of bossy
BOSSIES pl. of bossy
BOSSISM n pl. -S control by political bosses
BOSSY adj BOSSIER, BOSSIEST domineering BOSSILY adv
BOSSY n pl. BOSSIES a cow
BOSTON n pl. -S a card game
BOSUN n pl. -S a boatswain
BOT n pl. -S the larva of a botfly
BOTA n pl. -S a leather bottle
BOTANIC adj pertaining to botany
BOTANICA n pl. -S a shop that sells herbs and magic charms
BOTANIES pl. of botany
BOTANISE v -NISED, -NISING, -NISES to botanize
BOTANIST n pl. -S one skilled in botany
BOTANIZE v -NIZED, -NIZING, -NIZES to study plants
BOTANY n pl. -NIES the science of plants
BOTCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to bungle
BOTCHER n pl. -S one that botches
BOTCHERY n pl. -ERIES something botched
BOTCHY adj BOTCHIER, BOTCHIEST badly done BOTCHILY adv
BOTEL n pl. -S boatel
BOTFLY n pl. -FLIES a type of fly
BOTH adj being the two
BOTHER v -ED, -ING, -S to annoy
BOTHRIUM n pl. -RIA or -RIUMS a groove on a tapeworm
BOTHY n pl. BOTHIES a hut in Scotland
BOTONEE adj having arms ending in a trefoil -- used of a heraldic cross
BOTONNEE adj botonee
BOTRYOID adj resembling a cluster of grapes
BOTRYOSE adj botryoid
BOTRYTIS n pl. -TISES a plant disease
BOTT n pl. -S bot
BOTTLE v -TLED, -TLING, -TLES to put into a bottle (a rigid container)
BOTTLER n pl. -S one that bottles
BOTTLING n pl. -S a bottled beverage
BOTTOM v -ED, -ING, -S to comprehend
BOTTOMER n pl. -S one that bottoms
BOTTOMRY n pl. -RIES a maritime contract
BOTULIN n pl. -S a nerve poison
BOTULISM n pl. -S botulin poisoning
BOUBOU n pl. -S a long flowing garment
BOUCHEE n pl. -S a small patty shell
BOUCLE n pl. -S a knitted fabric
BOUDOIR n pl. -S a woman's bedroom
BOUFFANT n pl. -S a woman's hairdo
BOUFFE n pl. -S a comic opera
BOUGH n pl. -S a tree branch BOUGHED adj
BOUGHPOT n pl. -S a large vase
BOUGHT past tense of buy
BOUGHTEN adj purchased
BOUGIE n pl. -S a wax candle
BOUILLON n pl. -S a clear broth
BOULDER n pl. -S a large rock BOULDERY adj
BOULE n pl. -S buhl
BOULLE n pl. -S buhl
BOUNCE v BOUNCED, BOUNCING, BOUNCES to spring back
BOUNCER n pl. -S one that bounces
BOUNCY adj BOUNCIER, BOUNCIEST tending to bounce BOUNCILY adv
BOUND v -ED, -ING, -S to leap
BOUNDARY n pl. -ARIES a dividing line
BOUNDEN adj obliged
BOUNDER n pl. -S one that bounds
BOUNTY n pl. -TIES a reward BOUNTIED adj
BOUQUET n pl. -S a bunch of flowers
BOURBON n pl. -S a whiskey
BOURDON n pl. -S a part of a bagpipe
BOURG n pl. -S a medieval town
BOURGEON v -ED, -ING, -S to burgeon
BOURN n pl. -S a stream
BOURNE n pl. -S bourn
BOURREE n pl. -S an old French dance
BOURRIDE n pl. -S a fish stew
BOURSE n pl. -S a stock exchange
BOURTREE n pl. -S a European tree
BOUSE v BOUSED, BOUSING, BOUSES to haul by means of a tackle
BOUSOUKI n pl. -KIA or -KIS bouzouki
BOUSY adj boozy
BOUT n pl. -S a contest
BOUTIQUE n pl. -S a small shop
BOUTON n pl. -S an enlarged end of a nerve fiber
BOUVIER n pl. -S a large dog
BOUZOUKI n pl. -KIA or -KIS a stringed musical instrument
BOVID n pl. -S a bovine
BOVINE n pl. -S an ox-like animal
BOVINELY adv stolidly
BOVINITY n pl. -TIES the state of being a bovine
BOW v -ED, -ING, -S to bend forward
BOWEL v -ELED, -ELING, -ELS or -ELLED, -ELLING, -ELS to disbowel
BOWER v -ED, -ING, -S to embower
BOWERY n -ERIES a colonial Dutch farm
BOWFIN n pl. -S a freshwater fish
BOWFRONT adj having a curved front
BOWHEAD n pl. -S an arctic whale
BOWING n pl. -S the technique of managing the bow of a stringed instrument
BOWINGLY adv in a bowing manner
BOWKNOT n pl. -S a type of knot
BOWL v -ED, -ING, -S to play at bowling
BOWLDER n pl. -S boulder
BOWLEG n pl. -S an outwardly curved leg
BOWLER n pl. -S one that bowls
BOWLESS adj being without an archery bow
BOWLFUL n pl. -S as much as a bowl can hold
BOWLIKE adj curved
BOWLINE n pl. -S a type of knot
BOWLING n pl. -S a game in which balls are rolled at objects
BOWLLIKE adj concave
BOWMAN n pl. -MEN an archer
BOWPOT n pl. -S boughpot
BOWSE v BOWSED, BOWSING, BOWSES to bouse
BOWSHOT n pl. -S the distance an arrow is shot
BOWSPRIT n pl. -S a ship's spar
BOWWOW v -ED, -ING, -S to bark like a dog
BOWYER n pl. -S a maker of archery bows
BOX v -ED, -ING, -ES to put in a box (a rectangular container)
BOXBERRY n pl. -RIES an evergreen plant
BOXBOARD n pl. -S stiff paperboard
BOXCAR n pl. -S a roofed freight car
BOXER n pl. -S one that packs boxes
BOXFISH n pl. -ES a marine fish
BOXFUL n pl. -S as much as a box can hold
BOXHAUL v -ED, -ING, -S to veer a ship around
BOXIER comparative of boxy
BOXIEST superlative of boxy
BOXINESS n pl. -ES the state of being boxy
BOXING n pl. -S a casing
BOXLIKE adj resembling a box
BOXTHORN n pl. -S a thorny shrub
BOXWOOD n pl. -S an evergreen shrub
BOXY adj BOXIER, BOXIEST resembling a box
BOY n pl. BOYS a male child
BOYAR n pl. -S a former Russian aristocrat
BOYARD n pl. -S boyar
BOYARISM n pl. -S the rule of boyars
BOYCHICK n pl. -S boychik
BOYCHIK n pl. -S a young man
BOYCOTT v -ED, -ING, -S to refuse to buy
BOYHOOD n pl. -S the state of being a boy
BOYISH adj resembling a boy BOYISHLY adv
BOYLA n pl. -S a witch doctor
BOYO n pl. BOYOS a boy
BOZO n pl. -ZOS a fellow
BRA n pl. -S a brassiere
BRABBLE v -BLED, -BLING, -BLES to quarrel noisily
BRABBLER n pl. -S one that brabbles
BRACE v BRACED, BRACING, BRACES to support
BRACELET n pl. -S a wrist ornament
BRACER n pl. -S one that braces
BRACERO n pl. -ROS a Mexican laborer
BRACH n pl. -ES or -S a hound bitch
BRACHET n pl. -S a brach
BRACHIAL n pl. -S a part of the arm
BRACHIUM n pl. -IA the upper part of arm
BRACING n pl. -S a brace or reinforcement
BRACIOLA n pl. -S a thin slice of meat
BRACIOLE n pl. -S braciola
BRACKEN n pl. -S a large fern
BRACKET v -ED, -ING, -S to classify
BRACKISH adj salty
BRACONID n pl. -S any of a family of flies
BRACT n pl. -S a leaflike plant part BRACTEAL, BRACTED adj
BRACTLET n pl. -S a small bract
BRAD v BRADDED, BRADDING, BRADS to fasten with thin nails
BRADAWL n pl. -S a type of awl
BRADOON n pl. -S bridoon
BRAE n pl. -S a hillside
BRAG adj BRAGGER, BRAGGEST first-rate
BRAG v BRAGGED, BRAGGING, BRAGS to speak vainly of one's deeds
BRAGGART n pl. -S one who brags
BRAGGER n pl. -S a braggart
BRAGGEST superlative of brag
BRAGGING present participle of brag
BRAGGY adj -GIER, -GIEST tending to brag
BRAHMA n pl. -S a large domestic fowl
BRAID v -ED, -ING, -S to weave together
BRAIDER n pl. -S one that braids
BRAIDING n pl. -S something made of braided material
BRAIL v -ED, -ING, -S to haul in a sail
BRAILLE v BRAILLED, BRAILLING, BRAILLES to write in braille (raised writing for the blind)
BRAIN v -ED, -ING, -S to hit on the head
BRAINIER comparative of brainy
BRAINIEST superlative of brainy
BRAINILY adv in a brainy manner
BRAINISH adj impetuous
BRAINPAN n pl. -S the skull
BRAINY adj BRAINIER, BRAINIEST smart
BRAISE v BRAISED, BRAISING, BRAISES to cook in fat
BRAIZE n pl. -S a marine fish
BRAKE v BRAKED, BRAKING, BRAKES to slow down or stop
BRAKEAGE n pl. -S the act of braking
BRAKEMAN n pl. -MEN a trainman
BRAKING present participle of brake
BRAKY adj BRAKIER, BRAKIEST abounding in shrubs or ferns
BRALESS adj wearing no bra
BRAMBLE v -BLED, -BLING, -BLES to gather berries
BRAMBLY adj -BLIER, -BLIEST prickly
BRAN v BRANNED, BRANNING, BRANS to soak in water mixed with bran (the outer coat of cereals)
BRANCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to form branches (offshoots)
BRANCHIA n pl. -CHIAE a respiratory organ of aquatic animals
BRANCHY adj BRANCHIER, BRANCHIEST having many branches
BRAND v -ED, -ING, -S to mark with a hot iron
BRANDER n pl. -S one that brands
BRANDISH v -ED, -ING, -ES to wave menacingly
BRANDY v -DIED, -DYING, -DIES to mix with brandy (a liquor)
BRANK n pl. -S a device used to restrain the tongue
BRANNED past tense of bran
BRANNER n pl. -S one that brans
BRANNING present participle of bran
BRANNY adj -NIER, -NIEST containing bran
BRANT n pl. -S a wild goose
BRANTAIL n pl. -S a singing bird
BRASH adj BRASHER, BRASHEST rash; hasty BRASHLY adv
BRASH n pl. -ES a mass of fragments
BRASHY adj BRASHIER, BRASHIEST brash
BRASIER n pl. -S brazier
BRASIL n pl. -S brazil
BRASILIN n pl. -S brazilin
BRASS v -ED, -ING, -ES to coat with brass (an alloy of copper and zinc)
BRASSAGE n pl. -S a fee for coining money
BRASSARD n pl. -S an insignia
BRASSART n pl. -S brassard
BRASSICA n pl. -S a tall herb
BRASSIE n pl. -S a golf club
BRASSISH adj resembling brass
BRASSY adj BRASSIER, BRASSIEST resembling brass BRASSILY adv
BRAT n pl. -S a spoiled child BRATTISH adj
BRATTICE v -TICED, -TICING, -TICES to partition
BRATTLE v -TLED, -TLING, -TLES to clatter
BRATTY adj -TIER, -TIEST resembling a brat
BRAUNITE n pl. -S a mineral
BRAVA n pl. -S a shout of approval
BRAVADO n pl. -DOS or -DOES false bravery
BRAVE adj BRAVER, BRAVEST showing courage BRAVELY adv
BRAVE v BRAVED, BRAVING, BRAVES to face with courage
BRAVER n pl. -S one that braves
BRAVERY n pl. -ERIES courage
BRAVEST superlative of brave
BRAVI a pl. of bravo
BRAVING present participle of brave
BRAVO n pl. -VOS or -VOES or> -VI a hired killer
BRAVO v -ED, -ING, -ES to applaud by shouting ``bravo''
BRAVURA n pl. -RAS or -RE fine musical technique
BRAW adj BRAWER, BRAWEST splendid
BRAWL v -ED, -ING, -S to fight
BRAWLER n pl. -S a fighter
BRAWLIE adv splendidly
BRAWLY adj BRAWLIER, BRAWLIEST inclined to brawl
BRAWN n pl. -S muscular strength
BRAWNY adj BRAWNIER, BRAWNIEST muscular BRAWNILY adv
BRAWS n/pl fine clothes
BRAXY n pl. BRAXIES a fever of sheep
BRAY v BRAYED, BRAYING, BRAYS to utter a harsh cry
BRAYER n pl. -S a roller used to spread ink
BRAZA n pl. -S a Spanish unit of length
BRAZE v BRAZED, BRAZING, BRAZES to solder together
BRAZEN v -ED, -ING, -S to face boldly
BRAZENLY adv boldly
BRAZER n pl. -S one that brazes
BRAZIER n pl. -S one who works in brass
BRAZIL n pl. -S a dyewood
BRAZILIN n pl. -S a chemical compound
BRAZING present participle of braze
BREACH v -ED, -ING, -ES to break through
BREACHER n pl. -S one that breaches
BREAD v -ED, -ING, -S to cover with crumbs of bread (a baked foodstuff made from flour)
BREADBOX n pl. -ES a container for bread
BREADNUT n pl. -S a tropical fruit
BREADTH n pl. -S width
BREADY adj resembling or characteristic of bread
BREAK v BROKE, BROKEN, BREAKING, BREAKS to reduce to fragments
BREAKAGE n pl. -S the act of breaking
BREAKER n pl. -S one that breaks
BREAKING n pl. -S the change of a pure vowel to a diphthong
BREAKOUT n pl. -S an escape
BREAKUP n pl. -S the act of breaking up
BREAM v -ED, -ING, -S to clean a ship's bottom
BREAST v -ED, -ING, -S to confront boldly
BREATH n pl. -S air inhaled and exhaled
BREATHE v BREATHED, BREATHING, BREATHES to inhale and exhale air
BREATHER n pl. -S one that breathes
BREATHY adj BREATHIER, BREATHIEST marked by loud breathing
BRECCIA n pl. -S a type of rock BRECCIAL adj
BRECHAM n pl. -S a collar for a horse
BRECHAN n pl. -S brecham
BRED past tense of breed
BREDE n pl. -S a braid
BREE n pl. -S broth
BREECH v -ED, -ING, -ES to clothe with breeches (trousers)
BREED v BRED, BREEDING, BREEDS to cause to give birth
BREEDER n pl. -S one that breeds
BREEDING n pl. -S upbringing
BREEKS n/pl breeches
BREEZE v BREEZED, BREEZING, BREEZES to move swiftly
BREEZY adj BREEZIER, BREEZIEST windy BREEZILY adv
BREGMA n pl. -MATA a junction point of the skull BREGMATE adj
BREN n pl. -S a submachine gun
BRENT n pl. -S brant
BRETHREN a pl. of brother
BREVE n pl. -S a symbol used to indicate a short vowel
BREVET v -VETED, -VETING, -VETS or -VETTED, -VETTING, -VETS to confer an honorary rank upon
BREVETCY n pl. -CIES an honorary rank
BREVIARY n pl. -RIES a prayer book
BREVIER n pl. -S a size of type
BREVITY n pl. -TIES shortness of duration
BREW v -ED, -ING, -S to make beer or the like
BREWAGE n pl. -S a brewed beverage
BREWER n pl. -S one that brews
BREWERY n pl. -ERIES a place for brewing
BREWING n pl. -S a quantity brewed at one time
BREWIS n pl. BREWISES broth
BRIAR n pl. -S brier BRIARY adj
BRIARD n pl. -S a large dog
BRIBE v BRIBED, BRIBING, BRIBES to practice bribery BRIBABLE adj
BRIBEE n pl. -S one that is bribed
BRIBER n pl. -S one that bribes
BRIBERY n pl. -ERIES an act of influencing corruptly
BRIBING present participle of bribe
BRICK v -ED, -ING, -S to build with bricks (blocks of clay)
BRICKBAT n pl. -S a piece of brick
BRICKLE n pl. -S a brittle candy
BRICKY adj BRICKIER, BRICKIEST made of bricks
BRICOLE n pl. -S a cushion shot in billiards
BRIDAL n pl. -S a wedding
BRIDALLY adv in a manner befitting a bride
BRIDE n pl. -S a woman just married or about to be married
BRIDGE v BRIDGED, BRIDGING, BRIDGES to connect
BRIDGING n pl. -S a bracing
BRIDLE v -DLED, -DLING, -DLES to control with a restraint
BRIDLER n pl. -S one that bridles
BRIDOON n pl. -S a device used to control a horse
BRIE n pl. -S bree
BRIEF adj BRIEFER, BRIEFEST short
BRIEF v -ED, -ING, -S to summarize
BRIEFER n pl. -S one that briefs
BRIEFING n pl. -S a short lecture
BRIEFLY adv in a brief manner
BRIER n pl. -S a thorny shrub BRIERY adj
BRIG n pl. -S a two-masted ship
BRIGADE v -GADED, -GADING, -GADES to group together
BRIGAND n pl. -S a bandit
BRIGHT adj BRIGHTER, BRIGHTEST emitting much light BRIGHTLY adv
BRIGHT n pl. -S a light-hued tobacco
BRIGHTEN v -ED, -ING, -S to make bright
BRILL n pl. -S an edible flatfish
BRIM v BRIMMED, BRIMMING, BRIMS to fill to the top
BRIMFUL adj ready to overflow
BRIMFULL adj brimful
BRIMLESS adj having no brim (an upper edge)
BRIMMED past tense of brim
BRIMMER n pl. -S a brimming cup or glass
BRIMMING present participle of brim
BRIN n pl. -S a rib of a fan
BRINDED adj brindled
BRINDLE n pl. -S a brindled color
BRINDLED adj streaked
BRINE v BRINED, BRINING, BRINES to treat with brine (salted water)
BRINER n pl. -S one that brines
BRING v BROUGHT, BRINGING, BRINGS to take with oneself to a place
BRINGER n pl. -S one that brings
BRINIER comparative of briny
BRINIES pl. of briny
BRINIEST superlative of briny
BRINING present participle of brine
BRINISH adj resembling brine
BRINK n pl. -S an extreme edge
BRINY adj BRINIER, BRINIEST salty
BRINY n pl. BRINIES the sea
BRIO n pl. BRIOS liveliness
BRIOCHE n pl. -S a rich roll
BRIONY n pl. -NIES bryony
BRIQUET v -QUETTED, -QUETTING, -QUETS to mold into small bricks
BRIS n pl. BRISSES a Jewish circumcision rite
BRISANCE n pl. -S the shattering effect of an explosive BRISANT adj
BRISK adj BRISKER, BRISKEST lively
BRISK v -ED, -ING, -S to make brisk
BRISKET n pl. -S the breast of an animal
BRISKLY adv in a brisk manner
BRISLING n pl. -S a small herring
BRISSES pl. of bris
BRISTLE v -TLED, -TLING, -TLES to rise stiffly
BRISTLY adj -TLIER, -TLIEST stiffly erect
BRISTOL n pl. -S a smooth cardboard
BRIT n pl. -S a young herring
BRITCHES n/pl breeches; trousers
BRITSKA n pl. -S an open carriage
BRITT n pl. -S brit
BRITTLE adj -TLER, -TLEST likely to break
BRITTLE v -TLED, -TLING, -TLES to become brittle
BRITTLY adv in a brittle manner
BRITZKA n pl. -S britska
BRITZSKA n pl. -S britska
BRO n pl. BROS a brother
BROACH v -ED, -ING, -ES to pierce so as to withdraw a liquid
BROACHER n pl. -S one that broaches
BROAD adj BROADER, BROADEST wide
BROAD n pl. -S an expansion of a river
BROADAX n pl. -ES a broad-edged ax
BROADAXE n pl. -S broadax
BROADEN v -ED, -ING, -S to make broad
BROADISH adj somewhat broad
BROADLY adv in a broad manner
BROCADE v -CADED, -CADING, -CADES to weave with a raised design
BROCATEL n pl. -S a heavy fabric
BROCCOLI n pl. -S a vegetable related to the cabbage
BROCHE adj brocaded
BROCHURE n pl. -S a pamphlet
BROCK n pl. -S a badger
BROCKAGE n pl. -S an imperfectly minted coin
BROCKET n pl. -S a small, red deer
BROCOLI n pl. -S broccoli
BROGAN n pl. -S a heavy shoe
BROGUE n pl. -S an Irish accent
BROGUERY n pl. -ERIES the use of an Irish accent
BROGUISH adj resembling a brogue
BROIDER v -ED, -ING, -S to adorn with needlework
BROIDERY n pl. -DERIES the act of broidering
BROIL v -ED, -ING, -S to cook by direct heat
BROILER n pl. -S a device for broiling
BROKAGE n pl. -S the business of a broker
BROKE past tense of break
BROKEN adj shattered BROKENLY adv
BROKER v -ED, -ING, -S to act as a broker (an agent who buys and sells stocks)
BROKING n pl. -S brokerage
BROLLY n pl. -LIES an umbrella
BROMAL n pl. -S a medicinal liquid
BROMATE v -MATED, -MATING, -MATES to combine with bromine
BROME n pl. -S a tall grass
BROMELIN n pl. -S an enzyme
BROMIC adj containing bromine
BROMID n pl. -S bromide
BROMIDE n pl. -S a bromine compound
BROMIDIC adj commonplace; trite
BROMIN n pl. -S bromine
BROMINE n pl. -S a volatile liquid element
BROMISM n pl. -S a diseased condition of the skin
BROMIZE v -MIZED, -MIZING, -MIZES to treat with bromine or a bromide
BROMO n pl. -MOS a medicinal compound
BRONC n pl. -S bronco
BRONCHI pl. of bronchus
BRONCHIA n/pl the main air passages of the lungs
BRONCHO n pl. -CHOS bronco
BRONCHUS n pl. -CHI a tracheal branch
BRONCO n pl. -COS a wild horse
BRONZE v BRONZED, BRONZING, BRONZES to make brown or tan
BRONZER n pl. -S one that bronzes
BRONZING n pl. -S a brownish coloring
BRONZY adj BRONZIER, BRONZIEST of a brownish color
BROO n pl. BROOS a bree
BROOCH n pl. -ES a decorative pin
BROOD v -ED, -ING, -S to ponder gloomily
BROODER n pl. -S one that broods
BROODY adj BROODIER, BROODIEST tending to brood BROODILY adv
BROOK v -ED, -ING, -S to tolerate
BROOKIE n pl. -S a brook trout
BROOKITE n pl. -S a mineral
BROOKLET n pl. -S a small brook or creek
BROOM v -ED, -ING, -S to sweep
BROOMY adj BROOMIER, BROOMIEST abounding in broom (a type of shrub)
BROS pl. of bro
BROSE n pl. -S a porridge
BROSY adj smeared with brose
BROTH n pl. -S a thin clear soup
BROTHEL n pl. -S a house of prostitution
BROTHER n pl. -S or BRETHREN a male sibling
BROTHER v -ED, -ING, -S to treat like a brother
BROTHY adj resembling broth
BROUGHAM n pl. -S a type of carriage
BROUGHT past tense of bring
BROUHAHA n pl. -S an uproar
BROW n pl. -S the forehead BROWED adj
BROWBAND n pl. -S a band designed to cross the forehead
BROWBEAT v -BEAT, BEATEN, BEATING, BEATS to intimidate
BROWLESS adj lacking eyebrows
BROWN adj BROWNER, BROWNEST of a dark color
BROWN v -ED, -ING, -S to make brown
BROWNIE n pl. -S a small sprite
BROWNIER comparative of browny
BROWNIEST superlative of browny
BROWNISH adj somewhat brown
BROWNOUT n pl. -S a power reduction
BROWNY adj BROWNIER, BROWNIEST somewhat brown
BROWSE v BROWSED, BROWSING, BROWSES to look at casually
BROWSER n pl. -S one that browses
BRR interj brrr
BRRR interj -- used to indicate that one feels cold
BRUCELLA n pl. -LAE or -LAS any of a genus of harmful bacteria
BRUCIN n pl. -S brucine
BRUCINE n pl. -S a poisonous alkaloid
BRUGH n pl. -S a borough
BRUIN n pl. -S a bear
BRUISE v BRUISED, BRUISING, BRUISES to injure without breaking the surface of the skin
BRUISER n pl. -S a big, husky man
BRUIT v -ED, -ING, -S to spread news of
BRUITER n pl. -S one that bruits
BRULOT n pl. -S a biting fly
BRULYIE n pl. -S a noisy quarrel
BRULZIE n pl. -S brulyie
BRUMAL adj wintry
BRUMBY n pl. -BIES a wild horse
BRUME n pl. -S fog BRUMOUS adj
BRUNCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to eat a late morning meal
BRUNET n pl. -S a dark-haired male
BRUNETTE n pl. -S a dark-haired female
BRUNIZEM n pl. -S a prairie soil
BRUNT n pl. -S the main impact
BRUSH v -ED, -ING, -ES to touch lightly
BRUSHER n pl. -S one that brushes
BRUSHIER comparative of brushy
BRUSHIEST superlative of brushy
BRUSHOFF n pl. -S an abrupt dismissal
BRUSHUP n pl. -S a quick review
BRUSHY adj BRUSHIER, BRUSHIEST shaggy; rough
BRUSK adj BRUSKER, BRUSKEST brusque
BRUSQUE adj BRUSQUER, BRUSQUEST abrupt in manner
BRUT adj very dry
BRUTAL adj cruel; savage BRUTALLY adv
BRUTE v BRUTED, BRUTING, BRUTES to shape a diamond by rubbing it with another diamond
BRUTELY adv in a brutal manner
BRUTIFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to make brutal
BRUTING present participle of brute
BRUTISH adj brutal
BRUTISM n pl. -S the state of being brutal
BRUXISM n pl. -S a nervous grinding of the teeth
BRYOLOGY n pl. -GIES the study of mosses
BRYONY n pl. -NIES a climbing plant
BRYOZOAN n pl. -S a type of small aquatic animal
BUB n pl. -S young fellow
BUBAL n pl. -S a large antelope
BUBALE n pl. -S bubal
BUBALINE adj pertaining to the bubal
BUBALIS n pl. -LISES bubal
BUBBLE v -BLED, -BLING, -BLES to form bubbles (bodies of gas contained within a liquid)
BUBBLER n pl. -S a drinking fountain
BUBBLY adj -BLIER, -BLIEST full of bubbles
BUBBLY n pl. -BLIES champagne
BUBINGA n pl. -S an African tree
BUBO n pl. -BOES a swelling of a lymph gland BUBOED adj
BUBONIC adj pertaining to a bubo
BUCCAL adj pertaining to the cheek BUCCALLY adv
BUCK v -ED, -ING, -S to leap forward and upward suddenly
BUCKAROO n pl. -ROOS a cowboy
BUCKAYRO n pl. -ROS buckaroo
BUCKBEAN n pl. -S a marsh plant
BUCKEEN n pl. -S a poor man who acts as if wealthy
BUCKER n pl. -S a bucking horse
BUCKEROO n pl. -ROOS buckaroo
BUCKET v -ED, -ING, -S to hurry
BUCKEYE n pl. -S a nut-bearing tree
BUCKISH adj foppish
BUCKLE v -LED, -LING, -LES to bend under pressure
BUCKLER v -ED, -ING, -S to shield
BUCKO n pl. BUCKOES a bully
BUCKRAM v -ED, -ING, -S to stiffen
BUCKSAW n pl. -S a wood-cutting saw
BUCKSHEE n pl. -S something extra obtained free
BUCKSHOT n pl. -S a large lead shot
BUCKSKIN n pl. -S the skin of a male deer
BUCKTAIL n pl. -S a fishing lure
BUCOLIC n pl. -S a pastoral poem
BUD v BUDDED, BUDDING, BUDS to put forth buds (undeveloped plant parts)
BUDDER n pl. -S one that buds
BUDDIED past tense of buddy
BUDDIES present 3d person sing. of buddy
BUDDING n pl. -S a type of asexual reproduction
BUDDLE n pl. -S an apparatus on which crushed ore is washed
BUDDLEIA n pl. -S a tropical shrub
BUDDY v -DIED, -DYING, -DIES to become close friends
BUDGE v BUDGED, BUDGING, BUDGES to move slightly
BUDGER n pl. -S one that budges
BUDGET v -ED, -ING, -S to estimate expenditures
BUDGETER n pl. -S one that budgets
BUDGIE n pl. -S a small parrot
BUDGING present participle of budge
BUDLESS adj being without buds
BUDLIKE adj resembling a bud
BUDWORM n pl. -S a caterpillar that eats buds
BUFF v -ED, -ING, -S to polish BUFFABLE adj
BUFFALO n pl. -LOES or -LOS an ox-like animal
BUFFALO v -ED, -ING, -ES to intimidate
BUFFER v -ED, -ING, -S to cushion
BUFFET v -ED, -ING, -S to hit sharply
BUFFETER n pl. -S one that buffets
BUFFI a pl. of buffo
BUFFIER comparative of buffy
BUFFIEST superlative of buffy
BUFFO n pl. -FI or -FOS an operatic clown
BUFFOON n pl. -S a clown
BUFFY adj BUFFIER, BUFFIEST of a yellowish-brown color
BUG v BUGGED, BUGGING, BUGS to annoy
BUGABOO n pl. -BOOS a bugbear
BUGBANE n pl. -S a perennial herb
BUGBEAR n pl. -S an object or source of dread
BUGEYE n pl. -S a small boat
BUGGED past tense of bug
BUGGER v -ED, -ING, -S to damn
BUGGERY n pl. -GERIES sodomy
BUGGING present participle of bug
BUGGY adj -GIER, -GIEST infested with bugs
BUGGY n pl. -GIES a light carriage
BUGHOUSE n pl. -S an insane asylum
BUGLE v -GLED, -GLING, -GLES to play a bugle (a brass wind instrument)
BUGLER n pl. -S one that plays a bugle
BUGLOSS n pl. -ES a coarse plant
BUGSEED n pl. -S an annual herb
BUGSHA n pl. -S buqsha
BUHL n pl. -S a style of furniture decoration
BUHLWORK n pl. -S buhl
BUHR n pl. -S a heavy stone
BUILD v BUILT or BUILDED, BUILDING, BUILDS to construct
BUILDER n pl. -S one that builds
BUILDING n pl. -S something that is built
BUILDUP n pl. -S an accumulation
BUILT a past tense of build
BUIRDLY adj burly
BULB n pl. -S an underground bud BULBAR, BULBED adj
BULBEL n pl. -S bulbil
BULBIL n pl. -S a small bulb
BULBLET n pl. -S a small bulb
BULBOUS adj bulb-shaped; bulging
BULBUL n pl. -S a songbird
BULGE v BULGED, BULGING, BULGES to swell out
BULGER n pl. -S a golf club
BULGUR n pl. -S crushed wheat
BULGY adj BULGIER, BULGIEST bulging
BULIMIA n pl. -S insatiable appetite BULIMIC, BULIMIAC adj
BULIMIC n pl. -S one afflicted by bulimia
BULK v -ED, -ING, -S to gather into a mass
BULKAGE n pl. -S a peristaltic stimulant
BULKHEAD n pl. -S an upright partition in a ship
BULKY adj BULKIER, BULKIEST massive BULKILY adv
BULL v -ED, -ING, -S to push ahead
BULLA n pl. -LAE a large blister
BULLACE n pl. -S a purple plum
BULLATE adj having a blistered appearance
BULLBAT n pl. -S a nocturnal bird
BULLDOG v -DOGGED, -DOGGING, -DOGS to throw a steer
BULLDOZE v -DOZED, -DOZING, -DOZES to bully
BULLET v -ED, -ING, -S to move swiftly
BULLETIN v -ED, -ING, -S to issue a news item
BULLFROG n pl. -S a large frog
BULLHEAD n pl. -S a freshwater catfish
BULLHORN n pl. -S an electric megaphone
BULLIED past tense of bully
BULLIER comparative of bully
BULLIES present 3d person sing. of bully
BULLIEST superlative of bully
BULLION n pl. -S uncoined gold or silver
BULLISH adj stubborn
BULLNECK n pl. -S a thick neck
BULLNOSE n pl. -S a disease of swine
BULLOCK n pl. -S a castrated bull BULLOCKY adj
BULLOUS adj resembling bullae
BULLPEN n pl. -S an enclosure for bulls
BULLPOUT n pl. -S a bullhead
BULLRING n pl. -S a bullfight arena
BULLRUSH n pl. -ES bulrush
BULLSHOT n pl. -S a drink made of vodka and bouillon
BULLWEED n pl. -S knapweed
BULLWHIP v -WHIPPED, -WHIPPING, -WHIPS to strike with a long whip
BULLY adj -LIER, -LIEST wonderful
BULLY v -LIED, -LYING, -LIES to treat abusively
BULLYBOY n pl. -BOYS a ruffian
BULLYRAG v -RAGGED, -RAGGING, -RAGS to bully
BULRUSH n pl. -ES a tall marsh plant
BULWARK v -ED, -ING, -S to fortify with a defensive wall
BUM adj BUMMER, BUMMEST of little value; worthless
BUM v BUMMED, BUMMING, BUMS to live idly
BUMBLE v -BLED, -BLING, -BLES to bungle
BUMBLER n pl. -S one that bumbles
BUMBLING n pl. -S an instance of clumsiness
BUMBOAT n pl. -S a boat used to peddle wares to larger ships
BUMF n pl. -S paperwork
BUMKIN n pl. -S a ship's spar
BUMMED past tense of bum
BUMMER n pl. -S one that bums
BUMMEST superlative of bum
BUMMING present participle of bum
BUMP v -ED, -ING, -S to knock against
BUMPER v -ED, -ING, -S to fill to the brim
BUMPH n pl. -S bumf
BUMPKIN n pl. -S an unsophisticated rustic
BUMPY adj BUMPIER, BUMPIEST of uneven surface BUMPILY adv
BUN n pl. -S a small bread roll
BUNCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to group together
BUNCHY adj BUNCHIER, BUNCHIEST clustered BUNCHILY adv
BUNCO v -ED, -ING, -S to swindle
BUNCOMBE n pl. -S nonsense
BUND n pl. -S a political association
BUNDIST n pl. -S a member of a bund
BUNDLE v -DLED, -DLING, -DLES to fasten a group of objects together
BUNDLER n pl. -S one that bundles
BUNDLING n pl. -S a former courtship custom
BUNDT n pl. -S a type of cake pan
BUNG v -ED, -ING, -S to plug with a cork or stopper
BUNGALOW n pl. -S a small cottage
BUNGEE n pl. -S an elasticized cord
BUNGHOLE n pl. -S a hole in a keg or barrel
BUNGLE v -GLED, -GLING, -GLES to work, make, or do clumsily
BUNGLER n pl. -S one that bungles
BUNGLING n pl. -S an instance of clumsiness
BUNION n pl. -S a painful swelling of the foot
BUNK v -ED, -ING, -S to go to bed
BUNKER v -ED, -ING, -S to store in a large bin
BUNKMATE n pl. -S a person with whom sleeping quarters are shared
BUNKO v -ED, -ING, -S to bunco
BUNKUM n pl. -S nonsense
BUNN n pl. -S bun
BUNNY n pl. -NIES a rabbit
BUNRAKU n pl. -S a Japanese puppet show
BUNT v -ED, -ING, -S to butt
BUNTER n pl. -S one that bunts
BUNTING n pl. -S a fabric used for flags
BUNTLINE n pl. -S a rope used to haul up a sail
BUNYA n pl. -S an evergreen tree
BUOY v -ED, -ING, -S to mark with a buoy (a warning float)
BUOYAGE n pl. -S a group of buoys
BUOYANCE n pl. -S buoyancy
BUOYANCY n pl. -CIES the tendency to float
BUOYANT adj having buoyancy
BUPPIE n pl. -S a black professional person working in a city
BUQSHA n pl. -S a monetary unit of Yemen
BUR v BURRED, BURRING, BURS to burr
BURA n pl. -S buran
BURAN n pl. -S a violent windstorm
BURBLE v -BLED, -BLING, -BLES to speak quickly and excitedly
BURBLER n pl. -S one that burbles
BURBLY adj -BLIER, -BLIEST burbling
BURBOT n pl. -S a freshwater fish
BURBS n/pl the suburbs
BURD n pl. -S a maiden
BURDEN v -ED, -ING, -S to load heavily
BURDENER n pl. -S one that burdens
BURDIE n pl. -S burd
BURDOCK n pl. -S a coarse weed
BUREAU n pl. -REAUS or -REAUX a chest of drawers
BURET n pl. -S burette
BURETTE n pl. -S a measuring tube
BURG n pl. -S a city or town
BURGAGE n pl. -S a feudal tenure
BURGEE n pl. -S a small flag
BURGEON v -ED, -ING, -S to develop rapidly
BURGER n pl. -S a hamburger
BURGESS n pl. -ES a citizen of an English borough
BURGH n pl. -S a Scottish borough BURGHAL adj
BURGHER n pl. -S a citizen of a borough
BURGLAR n pl. -S one who commits burglary
BURGLARY n pl. -GLARIES a felonious theft
BURGLE v -GLED, -GLING, -GLES to commit burglary
BURGONET n pl. -S an open helmet
BURGOO n pl. -GOOS a thick oatmeal
BURGOUT n pl. -S burgoo
BURGRAVE n pl. -S a German nobleman
BURGUNDY n pl. -DIES a red wine
BURIAL n pl. -S the act of burying
BURIED past tense of bury
BURIER n pl. -S one that buries
BURIES present 3d person sing. of bury
BURIN n pl. -S an engraving tool
BURKE v BURKED, BURKING, BURKES to murder by suffocation
BURKER n pl. -S one that burkes
BURKITE n pl. -S a burker
BURL v -ED, -ING, -S to finish cloth by removing lumps
BURLAP n pl. -S a coarse fabric
BURLER n pl. -S one that burls
BURLESK n pl. -S a type of stage show
BURLEY n pl. -LEYS a light tobacco
BURLY adj -LIER, -LIEST heavy and muscular BURLILY adv
BURN v BURNED or BURNT, BURNING, BURNS to destroy by fire
BURNABLE n pl. -S something that can be burned
BURNER n pl. -S one that burns
BURNET n pl. -S a perennial herb
BURNIE n pl. -S a brooklet
BURNING n pl. -S the firing of ceramic materials
BURNISH v -ED, -ING, -ES to polish
BURNOOSE n pl. -S a hooded cloak
BURNOUS n pl. -ES burnoose
BURNOUT n pl. -S a destructive fire
BURNT a past tense of burn
BURP v -ED, -ING, -S to belch
BURR v -ED, -ING, -S to remove a rough edge from
BURRED past tense of bur
BURRER n pl. -S one that burrs
BURRIER comparative of burry
BURRIEST superlative of burry
BURRING present participle of bur
BURRITO n pl. -TOS a tortilla rolled around a filling
BURRO n pl. -ROS a small donkey
BURROW v -ED, -ING, -S to dig a hole or tunnel in the ground
BURROWER n pl. -S one that burrows
BURRY adj -RIER, -RIEST prickly
BURSA n pl. -SAS or -SAE a bodily pouch BURSAL adj
BURSAR n pl. -S a college treasurer
BURSARY n pl. -RIES a college treasury
BURSATE adj pertaining to a bursa
BURSE n pl. -S a small bag or pouch
BURSEED n pl. -S a coarse weed
BURSERA adj designating a family of shrubs and trees
BURSITIS n pl. -TISES inflammation of a bursa
BURST v BURST or BURSTED, BURSTING, BURSTS to break open suddenly or violently
BURSTER n pl. -S one that bursts
BURSTONE n pl. -S a heavy stone
BURTHEN v -ED, -ING, -S to burden
BURTON n pl. -S a hoisting tackle
BURWEED n pl. -S a coarse weed
BURY v BURIED, BURYING, BURIES to put in the ground and cover with earth
BUS v BUSED, BUSING, BUSES or BUSSED, BUSSING, BUSSES to transport by bus (a large motor vehicle)
BUSBAR n pl. -S a type of electrical conductor
BUSBOY n pl. -BOYS a waiter's assistant
BUSBY n pl. -BIES a tall fur hat
BUSH v -ED, -ING, -ES to cover with bushes (shrubs)
BUSHBUCK n pl. -S a small antelope
BUSHEL v -ELED, -ELING, -ELS or -ELLED, -ELLING, -ELS to mend clothing
BUSHELER n pl. -S one that bushels
BUSHER n pl. -S a minor league baseball player
BUSHFIRE n pl. -S a fire in a wooded area
BUSHGOAT n pl. -S a bushbuck
BUSHIDO n pl. -DOS the code of the samurai
BUSHIER comparative of bushy
BUSHIEST superlative of bushy
BUSHILY adv in a bushy manner
BUSHING n pl. -S a lining for a hole
BUSHLAND n pl. -S unsettled forest land
BUSHLESS adj having no bushes
BUSHLIKE adj resembling a bush
BUSHMAN n pl. -MEN a woodsman
BUSHPIG n pl. -S a wild African pig
BUSHTIT n pl. -S a titmouse
BUSHWA n pl. -S nonsense
BUSHWAH n pl. -S bushwa
BUSHY adj BUSHIER, BUSHIEST covered with bushes
BUSIED past tense of busy
BUSIER comparative of busy
BUSIES present 3d person sing. of busy
BUSIEST superlative of busy
BUSILY adv in a busy manner
BUSINESS n pl. -ES an occupation, profession, or trade
BUSING n pl. -S the act of transporting by bus
BUSK v -ED, -ING, -S to prepare
BUSKER n pl. -S a roaming entertainer
BUSKIN n pl. -S a high shoe BUSKINED adj
BUSLOAD n pl. -S a load that fills a bus
BUSMAN n pl. -MEN a bus operator
BUSS v -ED, -ING, -ES to kiss
BUSSED a past tense of bus
BUSSES a present 3d person sing. of bus
BUSSING n pl. -S busing
BUST v -ED, -ING, -S to burst
BUSTARD n pl. -S a game bird
BUSTER n pl. -S one that breaks up something
BUSTIC n pl. -S a tropical tree
BUSTIER n pl. -S a woman's undergarment
BUSTLE v -TLED, -TLING, -TLES to move energetically
BUSTLINE n pl. -S the distance around the bust (the upper torso of a woman)
BUSTY adj BUSTIER, BUSTIEST full-bosomed
BUSULFAN n pl. -S a medicine
BUSY adj BUSIER, BUSIEST occupied
BUSY v BUSIED, BUSYING, BUSIES to make busy
BUSYBODY n pl. -BODIES a nosy person
BUSYNESS n pl. -ES the state of being busy
BUSYWORK n pl. -S active but valueless work
BUT n pl. -S a flatfish
BUTANE n pl. -S a flammable gas
BUTANOL n pl. -S a flammable alcohol
BUTANONE n pl. -S a flammable ketone
BUTCH n pl. -ES a lesbian with mannish traits
BUTCHER v -ED, -ING, -S to slaughter
BUTCHERY n pl. -ERIES wanton or cruel killing
BUTE n pl. BUTE a pain-relieving drug
BUTENE n pl. -S butylene
BUTEO n pl. -TEOS a hawk
BUTLE v -LED, -LING, -LES to serve as a butler
BUTLER n pl. -S a male servant
BUTLERY n pl. -LERIES a storage room
BUTLES present 3d person sing. of butle
BUTLING present participle of butle
BUTT v -ED, -ING, -S to hit with the head
BUTTALS n/pl boundary lines
BUTTE n pl. -S an isolated hill
BUTTER v -ED, -ING, -S to spread with butter (a milk product)
BUTTERY adj -TERIER, -TERIEST containing butter
BUTTERY n pl. -TERIES a wine cellar
BUTTIES pl. of butty
BUTTOCK n pl. -S either of the two rounded parts of the rump
BUTTON v -ED, -ING, -S to fasten with a button (a small disk)
BUTTONER n pl. -S one that buttons
BUTTONY adj resembling a button
BUTTRESS v -ED, -ING, -ES to prop up
BUTTY n pl. -TIES a fellow workman
BUTUT n pl. -S a monetary unit of Gambia
BUTYL n pl. -S a hydrocarbon radical
BUTYLATE v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES to add a butyl to
BUTYLENE n pl. -S a gaseous hydrocarbon
BUTYRAL n pl. -S a chemical compound
BUTYRATE n pl. -S a chemical salt
BUTYRIC adj derived from butter
BUTYRIN n pl. -S a chemical compound
BUTYROUS adj resembling butter
BUTYRYL n pl. -S a radical of butyric acid
BUXOM adj -OMER, -OMEST healthily plump BUXOMLY adv
BUY v BOUGHT, BUYING, BUYS to purchase BUYABLE adj
BUYBACK n pl. -S the repurchase by a corporation of its own stock
BUYER n pl. -S one that buys
BUYOUT n pl. -S the purchase of a business
BUZUKI n pl. -KIA or -KIS bouzouki
BUZZ v -ED, -ING, -ES to make a vibrating sound
BUZZARD n pl. -S a large bird of prey
BUZZER n pl. -S a signaling device
BUZZWIG n pl. -S a large, thick wig
BUZZWORD n pl. -S a word used to impress someone
BWANA n pl. -S master; boss
BY n pl. BYS a pass in certain card games
BYE n pl. -S a side issue
BYELAW n pl. -S bylaw
BYGONE n pl. -S a past occurrence
BYLAW n pl. -S a secondary law
BYLINE v -LINED, -LINING, -LINES to write under a byline (a line giving the author's name)
BYLINER n pl. -S one that writes under a byline
BYNAME n pl. -S a secondary name
BYPASS v -ED, -ING, -ES to avoid by going around
BYPAST adj past; gone by
BYPATH n pl. -S an indirect road
BYPLAY n pl. -PLAYS secondary action
BYRE n pl. -S a cowshed
BYRL v -ED, -ING, -S to birle
BYRNIE n pl. -S an armored shirt
BYROAD n pl. -S a side road
BYSSUS n pl. BYSSUSES or BYSSI a fine linen
BYSTREET n pl. -S a side street
BYTALK n pl. -S small talk
BYTE n pl. -S a group of adjacent binary digits
BYWAY n pl. -WAYS a side road
BYWORD n pl. -S a well-known saying
BYWORK n pl. -S work done during leisure time
BYZANT n pl. -S bezant
CAB v CABBED, CABBING, CABS to take or drive a taxicab
CABAL v -BALLED, -BALLING, -BALS to conspire
CABALA n pl. -S an occult or secret doctrine
CABALISM n pl. -S adherence to a cabala
CABALIST n pl. -S one who practices cabalism
CABALLED past tense of cabal
CABALLING present participle of cabal
CABANA n pl. -S a small cabin
CABARET n pl. -S a music hall
CABBAGE v -BAGED, -BAGING, -BAGES to steal
CABBALA n pl. -S cabala
CABBALAH n pl. -S cabala
CABBED past tense of cab
CABBIE n pl. -S cabby
CABBING present participle of cab
CABBY n pl. -BIES a driver of a cab
CABER n pl. -S a heavy pole thrown as a trial of strength
CABERNET n pl. -S a dry red wine
CABESTRO n pl. -TROS a lasso
CABEZON n pl. -S a large, edible fish
CABEZONE n pl. -S cabezon
CABILDO n pl. -DOS a town council
CABIN v -ED, -ING, -S to live in a cabin (a roughly built house)
CABINET n pl. -S a piece of furniture with shelves and drawers
CABLE v -BLED, -BLING, -BLES to fasten with a cable (a heavy rope)
CABLET n pl. -S a small cable
CABLEWAY n pl. -WAYS a suspended cable
CABLING present participle of cable
CABMAN n pl. -MEN a driver of a cab
CABOB n pl. -S kabob
CABOCHED adj full-faced -- used of an animal's head in heraldry
CABOCHON n pl. -S a precious stone
CABOMBA n pl. -S an aquatic plant
CABOODLE n pl. -S a collection
CABOOSE n pl. -S the last car of a freight train
CABOSHED adj caboched
CABOTAGE n pl. -S coastal trade
CABRESTA n pl. -S cabestro
CABRESTO n pl. -TOS cabestro
CABRETTA n pl. -S a soft leather
CABRILLA n pl. -S a sea bass
CABRIOLE n pl. -S a curved furniture leg
CABSTAND n pl. -S a place where cabs await hire
CACA n pl. -S excrement
CACAO n pl. -CAOS a tropical tree
CACHALOT n pl. -S a large whale
CACHE v CACHED, CACHING, CACHES to store in a hiding place
CACHEPOT n pl. -S an ornamental container for a flowerpot
CACHET v -ED, -ING, -S to print a design on an envelope
CACHEXIA n pl. -S general ill health CACHEXIC adj
CACHEXY n pl. -CHEXIES cachexia
CACHING present participle of cache
CACHOU n pl. -S catechu
CACHUCHA n pl. -S a Spanish dance
CACIQUE n pl. -S a tropical oriole
CACKLE v -LED, -LING, -LES to make the sound of a hen
CACKLER n pl. -S one that cackles
CACODYL n pl. -S a poisonous liquid
CACOMIXL n pl. -S a raccoon-like mammal
CACTUS n pl. -TI or -TUSES a plant native to arid regions CACTOID adj
CAD n pl. -S an ungentlemanly man
CADASTER n pl. -S a public record of land ownership
CADASTRE n pl. -S cadaster
CADAVER n pl. -S a corpse
CADDICE n pl. -S caddis
CADDIE v -DIED, -DYING, -DIES to serve as a golfer's assistant
CADDIS n pl. -DISES a coarse woolen fabric
CADDISH adj resembling a cad
CADDY v -DIED, -DYING, -DIES to caddie
CADE n pl. -S a European shrub
CADELLE n pl. -S a small, black beetle
CADENCE v -DENCED, -DENCING, -DENCES to make rhythmic
CADENCY n pl. -CIES a rhythm
CADENT adj having rhythm
CADENZA n pl. -S an elaborate musical passage
CADET n pl. -S a student at a military school
CADGE v CADGED, CADGING, CADGES to get by begging
CADGER n pl. -S one that cadges
CADGY adj cheerful
CADI n pl. -S a Muslim judge
CADMIUM n pl. -S a metallic element CADMIC adj
CADRE n pl. -S a nucleus of trained personnel
CADUCEUS n pl. -CEI a heraldic wand or staff CADUCEAN adj
CADUCITY n pl. -TIES senility
CADUCOUS adj transitory; perishable
CAECUM n pl. -CA cecum CAECAL adj CAECALLY adv
CAEOMA n pl. -S a spore-forming organ of a fungus
CAESAR n pl. -S an emperor
CAESIUM n pl. -S cesium
CAESTUS n pl. -ES cestus
CAESURA n pl. -RAS or -RAE a pause in a line of verse CAESURAL, CAESURIC adj
CAFE n pl. -S a small restaurant
CAFF n pl. -S a cafe
CAFFEIN n pl. -S caffeine
CAFFEINE n pl. -S a bitter alkaloid used as a stimulant
CAFTAN n pl. -S a full-length tunic
CAGE v CAGED, CAGING, CAGES to confine
CAGEFUL n pl. -S the number held in a cage (an enclosure)
CAGELING n pl. -S a caged bird
CAGER n pl. -S a basketball player
CAGEY adj CAGIER, CAGIEST shrewd
CAGIER comparative of cagy
CAGIEST superlative of cagy
CAGILY adv in a cagey manner
CAGINESS n pl. -ES the quality of being cagey
CAGING present participle of cage
CAGY adj CAGIER, CAGIEST cagey
CAHIER n pl. -S a notebook
CAHOOT n pl. -S partnership
CAHOW n pl. -S a sea bird
CAID n pl. -S a Muslim leader
CAIMAN n pl. -S a tropical reptile
CAIN n pl. -S kain
CAIQUE n pl. -S a long, narrow rowboat
CAIRD n pl. -S a gypsy
CAIRN n pl. -S a mound of stones set up as a memorial CAIRNED, CAIRNY adj
CAISSON n pl. -S a watertight chamber
CAITIFF n pl. -S a despicable person
CAJAPUT n pl. -S cajeput
CAJEPUT n pl. -S an Australian tree
CAJOLE v -JOLED, -JOLING, -JOLES to persuade by flattery
CAJOLER n pl. -S one that cajoles
CAJOLERY n pl. -ERIES persuasion by flattery
CAJOLING present participle of cajole
CAJON n pl. -ES a steep-sided canyon
CAJUPUT n pl. -S cajeput
CAKE v CAKED, CAKING, CAKES to form into a hardened mass
CAKEWALK v -ED, -ING, -S to step stylishly
CAKEY adj CAKIER, CAKIEST tending to form lumps
CAKY adj CAKIER, CAKIEST cakey
CALABASH n pl. -ES a gourd
CALADIUM n pl. -S a tropical plant
CALAMAR n pl. -S calamary
CALAMARI n pl. -S squid used as food
CALAMARY n pl. -MARIES a squid
CALAMI pl. of calamus
CALAMINE v -MINED, -MINING, -MINES to apply an ointment for skin ailments
CALAMINT n pl. -S a perennial herb
CALAMITE n pl. -S an extinct treelike plant
CALAMITY n pl. -TIES a grievous misfortune
CALAMUS n pl. -MI a marsh plant
CALANDO adj gradually diminishing
CALASH n pl. -ES a light carriage
CALATHOS n pl. -THI a fruit basket
CALATHUS n pl. -THI calathos
CALCANEA n/pl calcanei
CALCANEI n/pl bones of the heel
CALCAR n pl. -CARIA an anatomical projection
CALCAR n pl. -S a type of oven
CALCEATE adj wearing shoes
CALCES a pl. of calx
CALCIC adj pertaining to lime or calcium
CALCIFIC adj containing salts of calcium
CALCIFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to harden
CALCINE v -CINED, -CINING, -CINES to reduce to a calx by heat
CALCITE n pl. -S a mineral CALCITIC adj
CALCIUM n pl. -S a metallic element
CALCSPAR n pl. -S a calcite
CALCTUFA n pl. -S a mineral deposit
CALCTUFF n pl. -S calctufa
CALCULUS n pl. -LI or -LUSES a branch of mathematics
CALDARIA n/pl rooms for taking hot baths
CALDERA n pl. -S a large crater
CALDRON n pl. -S a large kettle or boiler
CALECHE n pl. -S calash
CALENDAL adj pertaining to calends
CALENDAR v -ED, -ING, -S to schedule
CALENDER v -ED, -ING, -S to smooth by pressing between rollers
CALENDS n pl. CALENDS the first day of the Roman month
CALESA n pl. -S a calash
CALF n pl. CALVES or CALFS a young cow or bull CALFLIKE adj
CALFSKIN n pl. -S the skin of a calf
CALIBER n pl. -S the diameter of a gun barrel
CALIBRE n pl. -S caliber CALIBRED adj
CALICES pl. of calix
CALICHE n pl. -S a mineral deposit
CALICLE n pl. -S a cup-shaped, anatomical structure
CALICO n pl. -COES or -COS a cotton fabric
CALIF n pl. -S caliph
CALIFATE n pl. -S the domain of a calif
CALIPASH n pl. -ES an edible part of a turtle
CALIPEE n pl. -S an edible part of a turtle
CALIPER v -ED, -ING, -S to use a type of measuring device
CALIPH n pl. -S a Muslim leader CALIPHAL adj
CALISAYA n pl. -S the medicinal bark of the cinchona
CALIX n pl. -LICES a cup
CALK v -ED, -ING, -S to caulk
CALKER n pl. -S one that calks
CALKIN n pl. -S a gripping projection on a horseshoe
CALL v -ED, -ING, -S to summon CALLABLE adj
CALLA n pl. -S a tropical plant
CALLALOO n pl. -LOOS a crabmeat soup
CALLAN n pl. -S callant
CALLANT n pl. -S a lad
CALLBACK n pl. -S a recall of a defective product
CALLBOY n pl. -BOYS a bellboy
CALLER n pl. -S one that calls
CALLET n pl. -S a prostitute
CALLING n pl. -S a vocation or profession
CALLIOPE n pl. -S a keyboard musical instrument
CALLIPEE n pl. -S calipee
CALLIPER v -ED, -ING, -S to caliper
CALLOSE n pl. -S a part of a plant cell wall
CALLOUS v -ED, -ING, -ES to make or become hard
CALLOW adj -LOWER, -LOWEST immature
CALLUS v -ED, -ING, -ES to form a hard growth
CALM adj CALMER, CALMEST free from agitation CALMLY adv
CALM v -ED, -ING, -S to make calm
CALMNESS n pl. -ES the state of being calm
CALO n pl. CALO a Spanish argot used by Chicano youths
CALOMEL n pl. -S a chemical compound used as a purgative
CALORIC n pl. -S heat
CALORIE n pl. -S a unit of heat
CALORIZE v -RIZED, -RIZING, -RIZES to coat steel with aluminum
CALORY n pl. -RIES calorie
CALOTTE n pl. -S a skullcap
CALOTYPE n pl. -S a kind of photograph
CALOYER n pl. -S a monk of the Eastern Church
CALPAC n pl. -S a sheepskin hat
CALPACK n pl. -S calpac
CALQUE v CALQUED, CALQUING, CALQUES to model a word's meaning upon that of an analogous word in another language
CALTHROP n pl. -S caltrop
CALTRAP n pl. -S caltrop
CALTROP n pl. -S a spiny plant
CALUMET n pl. -S a ceremonial pipe
CALUMNY n pl. -NIES a false and malicious accusation
CALUTRON n pl. -S a device used for separating isotopes
CALVADOS n pl. -ES a dry apple brandy
CALVARIA n pl. -S the dome of the skull
CALVARY n pl. -RIES a representation of the Crucifixion
CALVE v CALVED, CALVING, CALVES to give birth to a calf
CALVES a pl. of calf
CALX n pl. -ES or CALCES a mineral residue
CALYCATE adj calycine
CALYCEAL adj calycine
CALYCES a pl. of calyx
CALYCINE adj pertaining to a calyx
CALYCLE n pl. -S an outer calyx
CALYCULI n/pl small, cup-shaped structures
CALYPSO n pl. -SOS or -SOES an improvised song
CALYPTER n pl. -S calyptra
CALYPTRA n pl. -S a hood-shaped organ of flowers
CALYX n pl. -LYXES or -LYCES the outer protective covering of a flower
CALZONE n pl. -S a turnover with a savory filling
CAM n pl. -S a rotating or sliding piece of machinery
CAMAIL n pl. -S a piece of armor for the neck CAMAILED adj
CAMAS n pl. -ES camass
CAMASS n pl. -ES a perennial herb
CAMBER v -ED, -ING, -S to arch slightly
CAMBIA a pl. of cambium
CAMBIAL adj pertaining to cambium
CAMBISM n pl. -S the theory and practice of exchange in commerce
CAMBIST n pl. -S a dealer in bills of exchange
CAMBIUM n pl. -BIUMS or -BIA a layer of plant tissue
CAMBOGIA n pl. -S a gum resin
CAMBRIC n pl. -S a fine linen
CAME n pl. -S a leaden window rod
CAMEL n pl. -S a large, humped mammal
CAMELEER n pl. -S a camel driver
CAMELIA n pl. -S camellia
CAMELLIA n pl. -S a tropical shrub
CAMEO v -ED, -ING, -S to portray in sharp, delicate relief
CAMERA n pl. -ERAS or -ERAE a judge's chamber CAMERAL adj
CAMION n pl. -S a military truck
CAMISA n pl. -S a shirt or chemise
CAMISADE n pl. -S camisado
CAMISADO n pl. -DOS or -DOES an attack made at night
CAMISE n pl. -S a loose shirt or gown
CAMISIA n pl. -S camise
CAMISOLE n pl. -S a brief negligee
CAMLET n pl. -S a durable fabric
CAMOMILE n pl. -S a medicinal herb
CAMORRA n pl. -S an unscrupulous secret society
CAMP v -ED, -ING, -S to live in the open
CAMPAGNA n pl. -PAGNE a flat, open plain
CAMPAIGN v -ED, -ING, -S to conduct a series of operations to reach a specific goal
CAMPER n pl. -S one that camps
CAMPFIRE n pl. -S an outdoor fire
CAMPHENE n pl. -S camphine
CAMPHINE n pl. -S an explosive liquid
CAMPHIRE n pl. -S a flowering plant
CAMPHOL n pl. -S borneol
CAMPHOR n pl. -S a volatile compound
CAMPI pl. of campo
CAMPIER comparative of campy
CAMPIEST superlative of campy
CAMPILY adv in a campy manner
CAMPING n pl. -S the act of living outdoors
CAMPION n pl. -S an herb
CAMPO n pl. -PI an open space in a town
CAMPO n pl. -POS a level, grassy plain
CAMPONG n pl. -S kampong
CAMPOREE n pl. -S a gathering of Boy Scouts
CAMPSITE n pl. -S an area suitable for camping
CAMPUS v -ED, -ING, -ES to restrict a student to the school grounds
CAMPY adj CAMPIER, CAMPIEST comically exaggerated
CAMSHAFT n pl. -S a shaft fitted with cams
CAN v CANNED, CANNING, CANS to put in a can (a cylindrical container)
CAN v CANST, COULD, COULDEST, COULDST present sing. 2d person CAN or CANST, past sing. 2d person COULD, COULDEST, or COULDST -- used as an auxiliary to express ability
CANAILLE n pl. -S the common people
CANAKIN n pl. -S cannikin
CANAL v -NALLED, -NALLING, -NALS or -NALED, -NALING, -NALS to dig an artificial waterway through
CANALISE v -ISED, -ISING, -ISES to canalize
CANALIZE v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES to canal
CANALLED a past tense of canal
CANALLER n pl. -S a freight boat
CANALLING a present participle of canal
CANAPE n pl. -S a food served before a meal
CANARD n pl. -S a false story
CANARY n pl. -NARIES a songbird
CANASTA n pl. -S a card game
CANCAN n pl. -S a dance marked by high kicking
CANCEL v -CELED, -CELING, -CELS or -CELLED, -CELLING, -CELS to annul
CANCELER n pl. -S one that cancels
CANCER n pl. -S a malignant growth
CANCHA n pl. -S a jai alai court
CANCROID n pl. -S a skin cancer
CANDELA n pl. -S a unit of luminous intensity
CANDENT adj glowing
CANDID adj -DIDER, -DIDEST frank and sincere
CANDID n pl. -S an unposed photograph
CANDIDA n pl. -S a parasitic fungus
CANDIDLY adv in a candid manner
CANDIED past tense of candy
CANDIES present 3d person sing. of candy
CANDLE v -DLED, -DLING, -DLES to examine eggs in front of a light
CANDLER n pl. -S one that candles
CANDOR n pl. -S frankness; sincerity
CANDOUR n pl. -S candor
CANDY v -DIED, -DYING, -DIES to coat with sugar
CANE v CANED, CANING, CANES to beat with a rod
CANELLA n pl. -S a medicinal tree bark
CANEPHOR n pl. -S a Greek maiden bearing a basket on her head
CANER n pl. -S one that canes
CANEWARE n pl. -S a yellowish stoneware
CANFIELD n pl. -S a card game
CANFUL n pl. CANFULS or CANSFUL as much as a can holds
CANGUE n pl. -S an ancient Chinese punishing device
CANID n pl. -S a dog
CANIKIN n pl. -S cannikin
CANINE n pl. -S a dog
CANING present participle of cane
CANINITY n pl. -TIES the state of being a canine
CANISTER n pl. -S a small, metal box
CANITIES n pl. CANITIES the turning gray of the hair
CANKER v -ED, -ING, -S to affect with ulcerous sores
CANNA n pl. -S a tropical plant
CANNABIC adj pertaining to cannabis
CANNABIN n pl. -S a resin extracted from cannabis
CANNABIS n pl. -BISES hemp
CANNED past tense of can
CANNEL n pl. -S an oily, compact coal
CANNELON n pl. -S a stuffed roll
CANNER n pl. -S one that cans food
CANNERY n pl. -NERIES a place where food is canned
CANNIBAL n pl. -S one who eats his own kind
CANNIE adj -NIER, -NIEST canny
CANNIER comparative of canny
CANNIEST superlative of canny
CANNIKIN n pl. -S a small can or cup
CANNILY adv in a canny manner
CANNING n pl. -S the business of preserving food in airtight containers
CANNOLI n/pl a tube of pastry
CANNON v -ED, -ING, -S to fire a cannon (a heavy firearm)
CANNONRY n pl. -RIES artillery
CANNOT the negative form of can
CANNULA n pl. -LAS or -LAE a tube inserted into a bodily cavity CANNULAR adj
CANNY adj -NIER, -NIEST prudent
CANOE v -NOED, -NOEING, -NOES to paddle a canoe (a light, slender boat)
CANOEIST n pl. -S one who canoes
CANOLA n pl. CANOLA an oil from the seeds of a kind of herb
CANON n pl. -S a law decreed by a church council CANONIC adj
CANONESS n pl. -ES a woman who lives according to a canon
CANONISE v -ISED, -ISING, -ISES to canonize
CANONIST n pl. -S a specialist in canon law
CANONIZE v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES to declare to be a saint
CANONRY n pl. -RIES a clerical office
CANOODLE v -DLED, -DLING, -DLES to caress
CANOPY v -PIED, -PYING, -PIES to cover from above
CANOROUS adj melodic
CANSFUL a pl. of canful
CANSO n pl. -SOS a love song
CANST a present 2d person sing. of can
CANT v -ED, -ING, -S to tilt or slant
CANTALA n pl. -S a tropical plant
CANTATA n pl. -S a vocal composition
CANTDOG n pl. -S a device used to move logs
CANTEEN n pl. -S a small container for carrying water
CANTER v -ED, -ING, -S to ride a horse at a moderate pace
CANTHUS n pl. -THI a corner of the eye CANTHAL adj
CANTIC adj slanted
CANTICLE n pl. -S a hymn
CANTINA n pl. -S a saloon
CANTLE n pl. -S the rear part of a saddle
CANTO n pl. -TOS a division of a long poem
CANTON v -ED, -ING, -S to divide into cantons (districts)
CANTONAL adj pertaining to a canton
CANTOR n pl. -S a religious singer
CANTRAIP n pl. -S cantrip
CANTRAP n pl. -S cantrip
CANTRIP n pl. -S a magic spell
CANTUS n pl. CANTUS a style of church music
CANTY adj cheerful
CANULA n pl. -LAS or -LAE cannula
CANULATE v -LATED, -LATING, -LATES to insert a canula into
CANVAS v -ED, -ING, -ES to canvass
CANVASER n pl. -S one that canvases
CANVASS v -ED, -ING, -ES to examine thoroughly
CANYON n pl. -S a deep valley with steep sides
CANZONA n pl. -S canzone
CANZONE n pl. -NI or -NES a form of lyric poetry
CANZONET n pl. -S a short song
CAP v CAPPED, CAPPING, CAPS to provide with a cap (a type of head covering)
CAPABLE adj -BLER, -BLEST having ability CAPABLY adv
CAPACITY n pl. -TIES the ability to receive or contain
CAPE n pl. -S a sleeveless garment CAPED adj
CAPELAN n pl. -S capelin
CAPELET n pl. -S a small cape
CAPELIN n pl. -S a small, edible fish
CAPER v -ED, -ING, -S to frolic
CAPERER n pl. -S one that capers
CAPESKIN n pl. -S a soft leather
CAPEWORK n pl. -S a bullfighting technique
CAPFUL n pl. -S as much as a cap can hold
CAPH n pl. -S kaph
CAPIAS n pl. -ES a judicial writ
CAPITA pl. of caput
CAPITAL n pl. -S the upper part of a column
CAPITATE adj head-shaped
CAPITOL n pl. -S a building occupied by a state legislature
CAPITULA n/pl flower clusters
CAPLESS adj being without a cap
CAPLET n pl. -S a coated tablet
CAPLIN n pl. -S capelin
CAPMAKER n pl. -S one that makes caps
CAPO n pl. -POS a pitch-raising device for fretted instruments
CAPON n pl. -S a gelded rooster
CAPONATA n pl. -S a relish made with eggplant
CAPONIER n pl. -S a type of defense
CAPONIZE v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES to geld a rooster
CAPORAL n pl. -S a coarse tobacco
CAPOTE n pl. -S a hooded cloak or overcoat
CAPOUCH n pl. -ES capuche
CAPPED past tense of cap
CAPPER n pl. -S a capmaker
CAPPING n pl. -S a wax covering in a honeycomb
CAPRIC adj pertaining to a goat
CAPRICCI n/pl caprices
CAPRICE n pl. -S a whim
CAPRIFIG n pl. -S a European tree
CAPRINE adj capric
CAPRIOLE v -OLED, -OLING, -OLES to leap
CAPRIS n/pl pants for women
CAPROCK n pl. -S an overlying rock layer
CAPSICIN n pl. -S a liquid used as a flavoring
CAPSICUM n pl. -S a tropical herb
CAPSID n pl. -S the outer shell of a virus particle CAPSIDAL adj
CAPSIZE v -SIZED, -SIZING, -SIZES to overturn
CAPSOMER n pl. -S a protein forming the capsid
CAPSTAN n pl. -S a machine used to hoist weights
CAPSTONE n pl. -S the top stone of a structure
CAPSULAR adj enclosed and compact
CAPSULE v -SULED, -SULING, -SULES to condense into a brief form
CAPTAIN v -ED, -ING, -S to lead or command
CAPTAN n pl. -S a fungicide
CAPTION v -ED, -ING, -S to provide with a title
CAPTIOUS adj tending to find fault
CAPTIVE n pl. -S a prisoner
CAPTOR n pl. -S one who takes or holds a captive
CAPTURE v -TURED, -TURING, -TURES to take by force or cunning
CAPTURER n pl. -S one that captures
CAPUCHE n pl. -S a hood or cowl CAPUCHED adj
CAPUCHIN n pl. -S a long-tailed monkey
CAPUT n pl. CAPITA a head or head-like part
CAPYBARA n pl. -S a large rodent
CAR n pl. -S an automobile
CARABAO n pl. -BAOS a water buffalo
CARABID n pl. -S a predatory beetle
CARABIN n pl. -S carbine
CARABINE n pl. -S carbine
CARACAL n pl. -S an African lynx
CARACARA n pl. -S a large hawk
CARACK n pl. -S carrack
CARACOL v -COLLED, -COLLING, -COLS to caracole
CARACOLE v -COLED, -COLING, -COLES to perform a half turn on a horse
CARACUL n pl. -S karakul
CARAFE n pl. -S a glass bottle
CARAGANA n pl. -S an Asian shrub
CARAGEEN n pl. -S an edible seaweed
CARAMBA interj -- used to express surprise or dismay
CARAMEL n pl. -S a chewy candy
CARANGID n pl. -S a marine fish
CARAPACE n pl. -S a hard, protective outer covering
CARAPAX n pl. -ES carapace
CARASSOW n pl. -S curassow
CARAT n pl. -S a unit of weight for gems
CARATE n pl. -S a tropical skin disease
CARAVAN v -VANED, -VANING, -VANS or -VANNED, -VANNING, -VANS to travel in a group
CARAVEL n pl. -S a small sailing ship
CARAWAY n pl. -WAYS an herb used in cooking
CARB n pl. -S a carburetor
CARBAMIC adj pertaining to a type of acid
CARBAMYL n pl. -S a chemical radical
CARBARN n pl. -S a garage for buses
CARBARYL n pl. -S an insecticide
CARBIDE n pl. -S a carbon compound
CARBINE n pl. -S a light rifle
CARBINOL n pl. -S an alcohol
CARBO n pl. -S a carbohydrate
CARBOLIC n pl. -S an acidic compound
CARBON n pl. -S a nonmetallic element CARBONIC adj
CARBONYL n pl. -S a chemical compound
CARBORA n pl. -S a wood-boring worm
CARBOXYL n pl. -S a univalent acid radical
CARBOY n pl. -BOYS a large bottle CARBOYED adj
CARBURET v -RETED, -RETING, -RETS or -RETTED, -RETTING, -RETS to combine chemically with carbon
CARCAJOU n pl. -S a carnivorous mammal
CARCANET n pl. -S a jeweled necklace
CARCASE n pl. -S carcass
CARCASS n pl. -ES the body of a dead animal
CARCEL n pl. -S a unit of illumination
CARD v -ED, -ING, -S to provide with a card (a stiff piece of paper)
CARDAMOM n pl. -S a tropical herb
CARDAMON n pl. -S cardamom
CARDAMUM n pl. -S cardamom
CARDCASE n pl. -S a case for holding cards
CARDER n pl. -S one that does carding
CARDIA n pl. -DIAS or -DIAE an opening of the esophagus
CARDIAC n pl. -S a person with a heart disorder
CARDIGAN n pl. -S a type of sweater
CARDINAL n pl. -S a bright red bird
CARDING n pl. -S the process of combing and cleaning cotton fibers; cleaned and combed fibers
CARDIOID n pl. -S a heart-shaped curve
CARDITIS n pl. -TISES inflammation of the heart CARDITIC adj
CARDOON n pl. -S a perennial plant
CARE v CARED, CARING, CARES to be concerned or interested
CAREEN v -ED, -ING, -S to lurch while moving
CAREENER n pl. -S one that careens
CAREER v -ED, -ING, -S to go at full speed
CAREERER n pl. -S one that careers
CAREFREE adj being without worry or anxiety
CAREFUL adj -FULLER, -FULLEST cautious
CARELESS adj inattentive; negligent
CARER n pl. -S one that cares
CARESS v -ED, -ING, -ES to touch lovingly
CARESSER n pl. -S one that caresses
CARET n pl. -S a proofreaders' symbol
CARETAKE v -TOOK, -TAKEN, -TAKING, -TAKES to take care of someone else's house or land
CAREWORN adj haggard
CAREX n pl. CARICES a marsh plant
CARFARE n pl. -S payment for a bus or car ride
CARFUL n pl. -S as much as a car can hold
CARGO n pl. -GOS or -GOES conveyed merchandise
CARHOP n pl. -S a waitress at a drive-in restaurant
CARIBE n pl. -S the piranha
CARIBOU n pl. -S a large deer
CARICES pl. of carex
CARIES n pl. CARIES tooth decay CARIED adj
CARILLON v -LONNED, -LONNING, -LONS to play a set of bells
CARINA n pl. -NAS or -NAE a carinate anatomical part CARINAL adj
CARINATE adj shaped like the keel of a ship
CARING present participle of care
CARIOCA n pl. -S a South American dance
CARIOLE n pl. -S a small, open carriage
CARIOUS adj decayed
CARITAS n -ES love for all people
CARK v -ED, -ING, -S to worry
CARL n pl. -S a peasant
CARLE n pl. -S carl
CARLESS adj being without a car
CARLIN n pl. -S an old woman
CARLINE n pl. -S carling
CARLING n pl. -S a beam supporting a ship's deck
CARLISH adj resembling a carl
CARLOAD n pl. -S as much as a car can hold
CARMAKER n pl. -S an automobile manufacturer
CARMAN n pl. -MEN a streetcar driver
CARMINE n pl. -S a vivid red color
CARN n pl. -S cairn
CARNAGE n pl. -S great and bloody slaughter
CARNAL adj pertaining to bodily appetites CARNALLY adv
CARNAUBA n pl. -S a palm tree
CARNET n pl. -S an official permit
CARNEY n pl. -NEYS carny
CARNIE n pl. -S carny
CARNIES pl. of carny
CARNIFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to form into flesh
CARNIVAL n pl. -S a traveling amusement show
CARNY n pl. -NIES a carnival
CAROACH n pl. -ES caroche
CAROB n pl. -S an evergreen tree
CAROCH n pl. -ES caroche
CAROCHE n pl. -S a stately carriage
CAROL v -OLED, -OLING, -OLS or -OLLED, -OLLING, -OLS to sing joyously
CAROLER n pl. -S one that carols
CAROLI a pl. of carolus
CAROLLED a past tense of carol
CAROLLER n pl. -S caroler
CAROLLING a present participle of carol
CAROLUS n pl. -LUSES or -LI an old English coin
CAROM v -ED, -ING, -S to collide with and rebound
CAROTENE n pl. -S a plant pigment
CAROTID n pl. -S an artery in the neck
CAROTIN n pl. -S carotene
CAROUSAL n pl. -S a boisterous drinking party
CAROUSE v -ROUSED, -ROUSING, -ROUSES to engage in a carousal
CAROUSEL n pl. -S an amusement park ride
CAROUSER n pl. -S one that carouses
CAROUSING present participle of carouse
CARP v -ED, -ING, -S to find fault unreasonably
CARPAL n pl. -S carpale
CARPALE n pl. -LIA a bone of the wrist
CARPEL n pl. -S a simple pistil
CARPER n pl. -S one that carps
CARPET v -ED, -ING, -S to cover a floor with a heavy fabric
CARPI pl. of carpus
CARPING n pl. -S the act of one who carps
CARPOOL v -ED, -ING, -S to take turns driving a group of commuters
CARPORT n pl. -S a shelter for a car
CARPUS n pl. -PI the wrist
CARR n pl. -S a marsh
CARRACK n pl. -S a type of merchant ship
CARREL n pl. -S a desk in a library stack for solitary study
CARRELL n pl. -S carrel
CARRIAGE n pl. -S a wheeled, horse-drawn vehicle
CARRIED past tense of carry
CARRIER n pl. -S one that carries
CARRIES present 3d person sing. of carry
CARRIOLE n pl. -S cariole
CARRION n pl. -S dead and putrefying flesh
CARRITCH n pl. -ES a religious handbook
CARROCH n pl. -ES caroche
CARROM v -ED, -ING, -S to carom
CARROT n pl. -S an edible orange root
CARROTIN n pl. -S carotene
CARROTY adj -ROTIER, -ROTIEST resembling a carrot in color
CARRY v -RIED, -RYING, -RIES to convey from one place to another
CARRYALL n pl. -S a light covered carriage
CARRYON n pl. -S a small piece of luggage
CARRYOUT n pl. -S a take-out order of food
CARSE n pl. -S low, fertile land along a river
CARSICK adj nauseated from riding in a car
CART v -ED, -ING, -S to convey in a cart (a two-wheeled vehicle) CARTABLE adj
CARTAGE n pl. -S the act of carting
CARTE n pl. -S a menu
CARTEL n pl. -S a business organization
CARTER n pl. -S one that carts
CARTLOAD n pl. -S as much as a cart can hold
CARTON v -ED, -ING, -S to pack in a cardboard box
CARTOON v -ED, -ING, -S to sketch a cartoon (a humorous representation) of
CARTOONY adj resembling a cartoon
CARTOP adj able to fit on top of a car
CARTOUCH n pl. -ES a scroll-like tablet
CARUNCLE n pl. -S a fleshy outgrowth
CARVE v CARVED, CARVING, CARVES to form by cutting
CARVEL n pl. -S caravel
CARVEN adj carved
CARVER n pl. -S one that carves
CARVING n pl. -S a carved figure or design
CARWASH n pl. -ES an establishment equipped to wash automobiles
CARYATIC adj resembling a caryatid
CARYATID n pl. -S or -ES a sculptured female figure used as a column
CARYOTIN n pl. -S karyotin
CASA n pl. -S a dwelling
CASABA n pl. -S a variety of melon
CASAVA n pl. -S cassava
CASBAH n pl. -S the old section of a North African city
CASCABEL n pl. -S the rear part of a cannon
CASCABLE n pl. -S cascabel
CASCADE v -CADED, -CADING, -CADES to fall like a waterfall
CASCARA n pl. -S a medicinal tree bark
CASE v CASED, CASING, CASES to put in a case (a container or receptacle)
CASEASE n pl. -S an enzyme
CASEATE v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES to become cheesy
CASEBOOK n pl. -S a law textbook
CASED past tense of case
CASEFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to caseate
CASEIN n pl. -S a milk protein CASEIC adj
CASELOAD n pl. -S the number of cases being handled
CASEMATE n pl. -S a bombproof shelter
CASEMENT n pl. -S a type of window
CASEOSE n pl. -S a proteose
CASEOUS adj cheesy
CASERN n pl. -S a barracks for soldiers
CASERNE n pl. -S casern
CASETTE n pl. -S cassette
CASEWORK n pl. -S a form of social work
CASEWORM n pl. -S an insect larva
CASH v -ED, -ING, -ES to convert into cash (ready money) CASHABLE adj
CASHAW n pl. -S cushaw
CASHBOOK n pl. -S a book of monetary records
CASHBOX n pl. -ES a container for money
CASHEW n pl. -S a nut-bearing tree
CASHIER v -ED, -ING, -S to dismiss in disgrace
CASHLESS adj having no cash
CASHMERE n pl. -S a fine wool
CASHOO n pl. -SHOOS catechu
CASIMERE n pl. -S a woolen fabric
CASIMIRE n pl. -S casimere
CASING n pl. -S a protective outer covering
CASINO n pl. -NOS or -NI a gambling room
CASITA n pl. -S a small house
CASK v -ED, -ING, -S to store in a cask (a strong barrel)
CASKET v -ED, -ING, -S to place in a casket (a burial case)
CASKY adj resembling a cask
CASQUE n pl. -S a helmet CASQUED adj
CASSABA n pl. -S casaba
CASSATA n pl. -S an Italian ice cream
CASSAVA n pl. -S a tropical plant
CASSETTE n pl. -S a small case containing audiotape or videotape
CASSIA n pl. -S a variety of cinnamon
CASSINO n pl. -NOS a card game
CASSIS n pl. -SISES a European bush
CASSOCK n pl. -S a long garment worn by clergymen
CAST v CAST, CASTING, CASTS to throw with force CASTABLE adj
CASTANET n pl. -S a rhythm instrument
CASTAWAY n pl. -WAYS an outcast
CASTE n pl. -S a system of distinct social classes
CASTEISM n pl. -S the use of a caste system
CASTER n pl. -S a small, swiveling wheel
CASTING n pl. -S something made in a mold
CASTLE v -TLED, -TLING, -TLES to make a certain move in chess
CASTOFF n pl. -S a discarded person or thing
CASTOR n pl. -S caster
CASTRATE v -TRATED, -TRATING, -TRATES to remove the testes of
CASTRATO n pl. -TI a singer castrated in boyhood
CASUAL n pl. -S one who works occasionally
CASUALLY adv informally
CASUALTY n pl. -TIES a victim of war or disaster
CASUIST n pl. -S one who resolves ethical problems
CASUS n pl. CASUS a legal occurrence or event
CAT v CATTED, CATTING, CATS to hoist an anchor to the cathead
CATACOMB n pl. -S an underground cemetery
CATALASE n pl. -S an enzyme
CATALO n pl. -LOS or -LOES a hybrid between a buffalo and a cow
CATALOG v -ED, -ING, -S to classify information descriptively
CATALPA n pl. -S a tree
CATALYST n pl. -S a substance that accelerates a chemical reaction
CATALYZE v -LYZED, -LYZING, -LYZES to act as a catalyst
CATAMITE n pl. -S a boy used in sodomy
CATAPULT v -ED, -ING, -S to hurl through the air
CATARACT n pl. -S a tremendous waterfall
CATARRH n pl. -S inflammation of a mucous membrane
CATAWBA n pl. -S a variety of fox grape
CATBIRD n pl. -S a songbird
CATBOAT n pl. -S a small sailboat
CATBRIER n pl. -S a thorny vine
CATCALL v -ED, -ING, -S to deride by making shrill sounds
CATCH v CAUGHT, CATCHING, CATCHES to capture after pursuit
CATCHALL n pl. -S a container for odds and ends
CATCHER n pl. -S one that catches
CATCHFLY n pl. -FLIES an insect-catching plant
CATCHUP n pl. -S ketchup
CATCHY adj CATCHIER, CATCHIEST pleasing and easily remembered
CATCLAW n pl. -S a flowering shrub
CATE n pl. -S a choice food
CATECHIN n pl. -S a chemical used in dyeing
CATECHOL n pl. -S a chemical used in photography
CATECHU n pl. -S a resin used in tanning
CATEGORY n pl. -RIES a division in any system of classification
CATENA n pl. -NAS or -NAE a closely linked series
CATENARY n pl. -NARIES a mathematical curve
CATENATE v -NATED, -NATING, -NATES to link together
CATENOID n pl. -S a geometric surface
CATER v -ED, -ING, -S to provide food and service for
CATERAN n pl. -S a brigand
CATERER n pl. -S one that caters
CATERESS n pl. -ES a woman who caters
CATFACE n pl. -S a deformity of fruit
CATFALL n pl. -S an anchor line
CATFIGHT n pl. -S a fight between two women
CATFISH n pl. -ES a scaleless, large-headed fish
CATGUT n pl. -S a strong cord
CATHEAD n pl. -S a beam projecting from a ship's bow
CATHECT v -ED, -ING, -S to invest with psychic energy
CATHEDRA n pl. -DRAS or -DRAE a bishop's throne
CATHETER n pl. -S a medical instrument
CATHEXIS n pl. -THEXES the concentration of psychic energy on a person or idea
CATHODE n pl. -S a negatively charged electrode CATHODAL, CATHODIC adj
CATHOLIC n pl. -S a member of the early Christian church
CATHOUSE n pl. -S a brothel
CATION n pl. -S a positively charged ion CATIONIC adj
CATKIN n pl. -S a flower cluster
CATLIKE adj resembling a cat; stealthy; silent
CATLIN n pl. -S catling
CATLING n pl. -S a surgical knife
CATMINT n pl. -S catnip
CATNAP v -NAPPED, -NAPPING, -NAPS to doze
CATNAPER n pl. -S one that steals cats
CATNIP n pl. -S an aromatic herb
CATSPAW n pl. -S a light wind
CATSUP n pl. -S ketchup
CATTAIL n pl. -S a marsh plant
CATTALO n pl. -LOS or -LOES catalo
CATTED past tense of cat
CATTERY n pl. -TERIES an establishment for breeding cats
CATTIE n pl. -S an Asian unit of weight
CATTIER comparative of catty
CATTIEST superlative of catty
CATTILY adv in a catty manner
CATTING present participle of cat
CATTISH adj catty
CATTLE n /pl domesticated bovines
CATTLEYA n pl. -S a tropical orchid
CATTY adj -TIER, -TIEST catlike; spiteful
CATWALK n pl. -S a narrow walkway
CAUCUS v -CUSED, -CUSING, -CUSES or -CUSSED, -CUSSING, -CUSSES to hold a political meeting
CAUDAD adv toward the tail
CAUDAL adj taillike CAUDALLY adv
CAUDATE n pl. -S a basal ganglion of the brain
CAUDATED adj having a tail
CAUDEX n pl. -DICES or -DEXES the woody base of some plants
CAUDILLO n pl. -LLOS a military dictator
CAUDLE n pl. -S a warm beverage
CAUGHT past tense of catch
CAUL n pl. -S a fetal membrane
CAULD n pl. -S cold
CAULDRON n pl. -S caldron
CAULES pl. of caulis
CAULICLE n pl. -S a small stem
CAULINE adj pertaining to a stem
CAULIS n pl. -LES a plant stem
CAULK v -ED, -ING, -S to make the seams of a ship watertight
CAULKER n pl. -S one that caulks
CAULKING n pl. -S the material used to caulk
CAUSABLE adj capable of being caused
CAUSAL n pl. -S a word expressing cause or reason
CAUSALLY adv by way of causing
CAUSE v CAUSED, CAUSING, CAUSES to bring about
CAUSER n pl. -S one that causes
CAUSERIE n pl. -S an informal conversation
CAUSEWAY v -ED, -ING, -S to build a causeway (a raised roadway) over
CAUSEY n pl. -SEYS a paved road
CAUSING present participle of cause
CAUSTIC n pl. -S a corrosive substance
CAUTERY n pl. -TERIES something used to destroy tissue
CAUTION v -ED, -ING, -S to warn
CAUTIOUS adj exercising prudence to avoid danger
CAVALERO n pl. -ROS a horseman
CAVALIER v -ED, -ING, -S to behave haughtily
CAVALLA n pl. -S a large food fish
CAVALLY n pl. -LIES cavalla
CAVALRY n pl. -RIES a mobile army unit
CAVATINA n pl. -NAS or -NE a simple song
CAVE v CAVED, CAVING, CAVES to hollow out
CAVEAT v -ED, -ING, -S to enter a type of legal notice
CAVEATOR n pl. -S one that files a caveat
CAVED past tense of cave
CAVEFISH n pl. -ES a sightless fish
CAVELIKE adj resembling a cave (an underground chamber)
CAVEMAN n pl. -MEN a cave dweller
CAVER n pl. -S one that caves
CAVERN v -ED, -ING, -S to hollow out
CAVETTO n pl. -TOS or -TI a concave molding
CAVIAR n pl. -S the roe of sturgeon
CAVIARE n pl. -S caviar
CAVICORN adj having hollow horns
CAVIE n pl. -S a hencoop
CAVIES pl of cavy
CAVIL v -ILED, -ILING, -ILS or -ILLED, -ILLING, -ILS to carp
CAVILER n pl. -S one that cavils
CAVILLER n pl. -S caviler
CAVILLING a present participle of cavil
CAVING n pl. -S the sport of exploring caves
CAVITARY adj pertaining to the formation of cavities in tissue
CAVITATE v -TATED, -TATING, -TATES to form cavities
CAVITY n pl. -TIES an unfilled space within a mass CAVITIED adj
CAVORT v -ED, -ING, -S to frolic
CAVORTER n pl. -S one that cavorts
CAVY n pl. -VIES a short-tailed rodent
CAW v -ED, -ING, -S to utter the sound of a crow
CAY n pl. CAYS a small low island
CAYENNE n pl. -S a hot seasoning CAYENNED adj
CAYMAN n pl. -S caiman
CAYUSE n pl. -S an Indian pony
CAZIQUE n pl. -S cacique
CEASE v CEASED, CEASING, CEASES to stop
CEBID n pl. -S ceboid
CEBOID n pl. -S one of a family of monkeys
CECUM n pl. CECA a bodily cavity with one opening CECAL adj CECALLY adv
CEDAR n pl. -S an everygreen tree CEDARN adj
CEDE v CEDED, CEDING, CEDES to yield
CEDER n pl. -S one that cedes
CEDI n pl. -S a monetary unit of Ghana
CEDILLA n pl. -S a pronunciation mark
CEDING present participle of cede
CEDULA n pl. -S a Philippine tax
CEE n pl. -S the letter C
CEIBA n pl. -S a tropical tree
CEIL v -ED, -ING, -S to furnish with a ceiling
CEILER n pl. -S one that ceils
CEILING n pl. -S the overhead lining of a room
CEINTURE n pl. -S a belt for the waist
CEL n pl. -S a sheet of celluloid used in animation
CELADON n pl. -S a pale green color
CELEB n pl. -S a celebrity; a famous person
CELERIAC n pl. -S a variety of celery
CELERITY n pl. -TIES swiftness
CELERY n pl. -ERIES a plant with edible stalks
CELESTA n pl. -S a keyboard instrument
CELESTE n pl. -S celesta
CELIAC n pl. -S one that has a chronic nutritional disturbance
CELIBACY n pl. -CIES abstention from sexual intercourse
CELIBATE n pl. -S one who lives a life of celibacy
CELL v -ED, -ING, -S to store in a honeycomb
CELLA n pl. -LAE the interior of an ancient temple
CELLAR v -ED, -ING, -S to store in an underground room
CELLARER n pl. -S the steward of a monastery
CELLARET n pl. -S a cabinet for wine bottles
CELLIST n pl. -S one who plays the cello
CELLMATE n pl. -S one of two or more prisoners sharing a cell
CELLO n pl. -LOS or -LI a stringed muscial instrument
CELLULAR adj pertaining to a cell (a basic unit of life)
CELLULE n pl. -S a small cell
CELOM n pl. -LOMS or -LOMATA coelom
CELOSIA n pl. -S a flowering plant
CELT n pl. -S a primitive ax
CEMBALO n pl. -LI or -LOS a harpsichord
CEMENT v -ED, -ING, -S to bind firmly
CEMENTER n pl. -S one that cements
CEMENTUM n pl. -TA the hard tissue covering the roots of the teeth
CEMETERY n pl. -TERIES a burial ground
CENACLE n pl. -S a small dining room
CENOBITE n pl. -S a member of a religious order
CENOTAPH n pl. -S an empty tomb
CENOTE n pl. -S a sinkhole in limestone
CENSE v CENSED, CENSING, CENSES to perfume with incense
CENSER n pl. -S a vessel for burning incense
CENSOR v -ED, -ING, -S to delete an objectionable word or passage
CENSUAL adj pertaining to the act of censusing
CENSURE v -SURED, -SURING, -SURES to criticize severely
CENSURER n pl. -S one that censures
CENSUS v -ED, -ING, -ES to take an official count of
CENT n pl. -S the 100th part of a dollar
CENTAL n pl. -S a unit of weight
CENTARE n pl. -S a measure of land area
CENTAUR n pl. -S a mythological creature
CENTAURY n pl. -RIES a medicinal herb
CENTAVO n pl. -VOS a coin of various Spanish-American nations
CENTER v -ED, -ING, -S to place at the center (the midpoint)
CENTESIS n pl. -TESES a surgical puncture
CENTIARE n pl. -S centare
CENTILE n pl. -S a value of a statistical variable
CENTIME n pl. -S the 100th part of a franc
CENTIMO n pl. -MOS any of various small coins
CENTNER n pl. -S a unit of weight
CENTO n pl. -TONES or -TOS a literary work made up of parts from other works
CENTRA a pl. of centrum
CENTRAL adj -TRALER, -TRALEST situated at, in, or near the center
CENTRAL n pl. -S a telephone exchange
CENTRE v -TRED, -TRING, -TRES to center
CENTRIC adj situated at the center
CENTRING n pl. -S a temporary framework for an arch
CENTRISM n pl. -S moderate political philosophy
CENTRIST n pl. -S an advocate of centrism
CENTROID n pl. -S the center of mass of an object
CENTRUM n pl. -TRUMS or -TRA the body of a vertebra
CENTUM n pl. -S one hundred
CENTUPLE v -PLED, -PLING, -PLES to increase a hundredfold
CENTURY n pl. -RIES a period of 100 years
CEORL n pl. -S a freeman of low birth CEORLISH adj
CEP n pl. -S cepe
CEPE n pl. -S a large mushroom
CEPHALAD adv toward the head
CEPHALIC adj pertaining to the head
CEPHALIN n pl. -S a bodily chemical
CEPHEID n pl. -S a giant star
CERAMAL n pl. -S a heat-resistant alloy
CERAMIC n pl. -S an item made of baked clay
CERAMIST n pl. -S one who makes ceramics
CERASTES n pl. CERASTES a venomous snake
CERATE n pl. -S a medicated ointment
CERATED adj covered with wax
CERATIN n pl. -S keratin
CERATOID adj hornlike
CERCARIA n pl. -IAE or -IAS a parasitic worm
CERCIS n pl. -CISES a shrub
CERCUS n pl. CERCI a sensory appendage of an insect
CERE v CERED, CERING, CERES to wrap in a waxy cloth
CEREAL n pl. -S a food made from grain
CEREBRAL n pl. -S a kind of consonant
CEREBRUM n pl. -BRUMS or -BRA a part of the brain CEREBRIC adj
CERED past tense of cere
CEREMENT n pl. -S a waxy cloth
CEREMONY n pl. -NIES a formal observance
CEREUS n pl. -ES a tall cactus
CERIA n pl. -S a chemical compound
CERIC adj containing cerium
CERING present participle of cere
CERIPH n pl. -S serif
CERISE n pl. -S a red color
CERITE n pl. -S a mineral
CERIUM n pl. -S a metallic element
CERMET n pl. -S ceramal
CERNUOUS adj drooping or nodding
CERO n pl. CEROS a large food fish
CEROTIC adj pertaining to beeswax
CEROTYPE n pl. -S a process of engraving using wax
CEROUS adj pertaining to cerium
CERTAIN adj -TAINER, -TAINEST absolutely confident
CERTES adv in truth
CERTIFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to confirm
CERULEAN n pl. -S a blue color
CERUMEN n pl. -S a waxy secretion of the ear
CERUSE n pl. -S a lead compound
CERUSITE n pl. -S a lead ore
CERVELAS n pl. -ES cervelat
CERVELAT n pl. -S a smoked sausage
CERVICAL adj pertaining to the cervix
CERVID adj of the deer family
CERVINE adj pertaining to deer
CERVIX n pl. -VICES or -VIXES the neck
CESAREAN n pl. -S a method of child delivery
CESARIAN n pl. -S cesarean
CESIUM n pl. -S a metallic element
CESS v -ED, -ING, -ES to tax or assess
CESSION n pl. -S the act of ceding
CESSPIT n pl. -S a cesspool
CESSPOOL n pl. -S a covered well or pit for sewage
CESTA n pl. -S a basket used in jai alai
CESTI pl. of cestus
CESTODE n pl. -S a tapeworm
CESTOID n pl. -S cestode
CESTOS n pl. -TOI cestus
CESTUS n pl. -ES a hand covering for ancient Roman boxers
CESTUS n pl. -TI a belt or girdle
CESURA n pl. -RAS or -RAE caesura
CETACEAN n pl. -S an aquatic mammal
CETANE n pl. -S a diesel fuel
CETE n pl. -S a group of badgers
CETOLOGY n pl. -GIES the study of whales
CEVICHE n pl. -S seviche
CHABLIS n pl. CHABLIS a dry white wine
CHABOUK n pl. -S a type of whip
CHABUK n pl. -S chabouk
CHACMA n pl. -S a large baboon
CHACONNE n pl. -S an ancient dance
CHAD n pl. -S a scrap of paper CHADLESS adj
CHADAR n pl. -DARS or -DRI chador
CHADARIM a pl. of cheder
CHADOR n pl. -DORS or -DRI a large shawl
CHAETA n pl. -TAE a bristle or seta CHAETAL adj
CHAFE v CHAFED, CHAFING, CHAFES to warm by rubbing
CHAFER n pl. -S a large beetle
CHAFF v -ED, -ING, -S to poke fun at
CHAFFER v -ED, -ING, -S to bargain or haggle
CHAFFY adj CHAFFIER, CHAFFIEST worthless
CHAFING present participle of chafe
CHAGRIN v -GRINED, -GRINING, -GRINS or -GRINNED, -GRINNING, -GRINS to humiliate
CHAIN v -ED, -ING, -S to bind with a chain (a series of connected rings)
CHAINE n pl. -S a series of ballet turns
CHAINMAN n pl. -MEN a surveyor's assistant who uses a measuring chain
CHAINSAW v -SAWED, -SAWING, -SAWS to cut with a chain saw
CHAIR v -ED, -ING, -S to install in office
CHAIRMAN n pl. -MEN the presiding officer of a meeting
CHAIRMAN v -MANED, -MANING, -MANS or -MANNED, -MANNING, -MANS to act as chairman of
CHAISE n pl. -S a light carriage
CHAKRA n pl. -S a body center in yoga
CHALAH n pl. CHALAHS, -LOTH or -LOT challah
CHALAZA n pl. -ZAS or -ZAE a band of tissue in an egg CHALAZAL adj
CHALAZIA n/pl tumors of the eyelid
CHALCID n pl. -S a tiny fly
CHALDRON n pl. -S a unit of dry measure
CHALEH n pl. -S challah
CHALET n pl. -S a Swiss cottage
CHALICE n pl. -S a drinking cup CHALICED adj
CHALK v -ED, -ING, -S to mark with chalk (a soft limestone)
CHALKY adj CHALKIER, CHALKIEST resembling chalk
CHALLA n pl. -S challah
CHALLAH n pl. -LAHS, -LOTH, or -LOT a kind of bread
CHALLIE n pl. -S challis
CHALLIES pl. of chally
CHALLIS n pl. -LISES a light fabric
CHALLOT a pl. of challah
CHALLOTH a pl. of challah
CHALLY n pl. -LIES challis
CHALONE n pl. -S a hormone
CHALOT a pl. of chalah
CHALOTH a pl. of chalah
CHALUTZ n pl. -LUTZIM halutz
CHAM n pl. -S a khan
CHAMADE n pl. -S a signal made with a drum
CHAMBER v -ED, -ING, -S to put in a chamber (a room)
CHAMBRAY n pl. -BRAYS a fine fabric
CHAMFER v -ED, -ING, -S to groove
CHAMFRON n pl. -S armor for a horse's head
CHAMISE n pl. -S chamiso
CHAMISO n pl. -SOS a flowering shrub
CHAMMY v -MIED, -MYING, -MIES to chamois
CHAMOIS n pl. -OIX a soft leather
CHAMOIS v -ED, -ING, -ES to prepare leather like chamois
CHAMP v -ED, -ING, -S to chew noisily
CHAMPAC n pl. -S champak
CHAMPAK n pl. -S an East Indian tree
CHAMPER n pl. -S one that champs
CHAMPION v -ED, -ING, -S to defend or support
CHAMPY adj broken up by the trampling of beasts
CHANCE v CHANCED, CHANCING, CHANCES to risk
CHANCEL n pl. -S an area around a church altar
CHANCERY n pl. -CERIES a court of public record
CHANCIER comparative of chancy
CHANCIEST superlative of chancy
CHANCILY adv in a chancy manner
CHANCING present participle of chance
CHANCRE n pl. -S a hard-based sore
CHANCY adj CHANCIER, CHANCIEST risky
CHANDLER n pl. -S a dealer in provisions
CHANFRON n pl. -S chamfron
CHANG n pl. -S a cattie
CHANGE v CHANGED, CHANGING, CHANGES to make different
CHANGER n pl. -S one that changes
CHANNEL v -NELED, -NELING, -NELS or -NELLED, -NELLING, -NELS to direct along some desired course
CHANSON n pl. -S a song
CHANT v -ED, -ING, -S to sing
CHANTAGE n pl. -S blackmail
CHANTER n pl. -S one that chants
CHANTEY n pl. -TEYS a sailor's song
CHANTIES pl. of chanty
CHANTOR n pl. -S chanter
CHANTRY n pl. -TRIES an endowment given to a church
CHANTY n pl. -TIES chantey
CHAO n pl. CHAO a monetary unit of Vietnam
CHAOS n pl. -ES a state of total disorder; a confused mass CHAOTIC adj
CHAP v CHAPPED CHAPT, CHAPPING, CHAPS to split, crack, or redden
CHAPATI n pl. -S an unleavened bread of India
CHAPATTI n pl. -S chapati
CHAPBOOK n pl. -S a small book of popular tales
CHAPE n pl. -S a part of a scabbard
CHAPEAU n pl. -PEAUX or -PEAUS a hat
CHAPEL n pl. -S a place of worship
CHAPERON v -ED, -ING, -S to accompany
CHAPITER n pl. -S the capital of a column
CHAPLAIN n pl. -S a clergyman attached to a chapel
CHAPLET n pl. -S a wreath for the head
CHAPMAN n pl. -MEN a peddler
CHAPPATI n pl. -S a round, flat, unleavened bread of India
CHAPPED a past tense of chap
CHAPPING present participle of chap
CHAPT a past tense of chap
CHAPTER v -ED, -ING, -S to divide a book into chapters (main sections)
CHAQUETA n pl. -S a jacket worn by cowboys
CHAR v CHARRED, CHARRING, CHARS to burn slightly
CHARACID n pl. -S characin
CHARACIN n pl. -S a tropical fish
CHARADE n pl. -S a word represented by pantomime
CHARAS n pl. -ES hashish
CHARCOAL v -ED, -ING, -S to blacken with charcoal (a dark, porous carbon)
CHARD n pl. -S a variety of beet
CHARE v CHARED, CHARING, CHARES to do small jobs
CHARGE v CHARGED, CHARGING, CHARGES to accuse formally
CHARGER n pl. -S one that charges
CHARIER comparative of chary
CHARIEST superlative of chary
CHARILY adv in a chary manner
CHARING present participle of chare
CHARIOT v -ED, -ING, -S to ride in a chariot (a type of cart)
CHARISM n pl. -S charisma
CHARISMA n pl. -MATA a special magnetic appeal
CHARITY n pl. -TIES something given to the needy
CHARK v -ED, -ING, -S to char
CHARKA n pl. -S charkha
CHARKHA n pl. -S a spinning wheel
CHARLADY n pl. -DIES a cleaning woman
CHARLEY n pl. -LEYS charlie
CHARLIE n pl. -LIES a fool
CHARLOCK n pl. -S a troublesome weed
CHARM v -ED, -ING, -S to attract irresistibly
CHARMER n pl. -S one that charms
CHARMING adj -INGER, -INGEST pleasing
CHARNEL n pl. -S a room where corpses are placed
CHARPAI n pl. -S charpoy
CHARPOY n pl. -POYS a bed used in India
CHARQUI n pl. -S a type of meat CHARQUID adj
CHARR n pl. -S a small-scaled trout
CHARRED past tense of char
CHARRIER comparative of charry
CHARRIEST superlative of charry
CHARRING present participle of char
CHARRO n pl. -ROS a cowboy
CHARRY adj -RIER, -RIEST resembling charcoal
CHART v -ED, -ING, -S to map out
CHARTER v -ED, -ING, -S to lease or hire
CHARTIST n pl. -S a stock market specialist
CHARY adj CHARIER, CHARIEST cautious
CHASE v CHASED, CHASING, CHASES to pursue
CHASER n pl. -S one that chases
CHASING n pl. -S a design engraved on metal
CHASM n pl. -S a deep cleft in the earth CHASMAL, CHASMED, CHASMIC, CHASMY adj
CHASSE v CHASSED, CHASSEING, CHASSES to perform a dance movement
CHASSEUR n pl. -S a cavalry soldier
CHASSIS n pl. CHASSIS the frame of a car
CHASTE adj CHASTER, CHASTEST morally pure CHASTELY adv
CHASTEN v -ED, -ING, -S to chastise
CHASTISE v -TISED, -TISING, -TISES to discipline by punishment
CHASTITY n pl. -TIES moral purity
CHASUBLE n pl. -S a sleeveless vestment
CHAT v CHATTED, CHATTING, CHATS to converse informally
CHATCHKA n pl. -S a knickknack
CHATCHKE n pl. -S chatchka
CHATEAU n pl. -TEAUX or -TEAUS a large country house
CHATTED past tense of chat
CHATTEL n pl. -S a slave
CHATTER v -ED, -ING, -S to talk rapidly and trivially CHATTERY adj
CHATTING present participle of chat
CHATTY adj -TIER, -TIEST talkative CHATTILY adv
CHAUFER n pl. -S chauffer
CHAUFFER n pl. -S a small furnace
CHAUNT v -ED, -ING, -S to chant
CHAUNTER n pl. -S one that chaunts
CHAUSSES n/pl medieval armor
CHAW v -ED, -ING, -S to chew
CHAWER n pl. -S one that chaws
CHAY n pl. CHAYS the root of an East Indian herb
CHAYOTE n pl. -S a tropical vine
CHAZAN n pl. CHAZANS or CHAZANIM a cantor
CHAZZAN n pl. -ZANS or -ZANIM chazan
CHAZZEN n pl. -ZENS or -ZENIM chazan
CHEAP adj CHEAPER, CHEAPEST inexpensive
CHEAP n pl. -S a market
CHEAPEN v -ED, -ING, -S to make cheap
CHEAPIE n pl. -S one that is cheap
CHEAPISH adj somewhat cheap
CHEAPLY adv in a cheap manner
CHEAPO n pl. CHEAPOS a cheapie
CHEAT v -ED, -ING, -S to defraud
CHEATER n pl. -S one that cheats
CHEBEC n pl. -S a small bird
CHECHAKO n pl. -KOS a newcomer
CHECK v -ED, -ING, -S to inspect
CHECKER v -ED, -ING, -S to mark with squares
CHECKOFF n pl. -S a method of collecting union dues
CHECKOUT n pl. -S a test of a machine
CHECKROW v -ED, -ING, -S to plant in rows which divide the land into squares
CHECKUP n pl. -S an examination
CHEDDAR n pl. -S a type of cheese
CHEDDITE n pl. -S chedite
CHEDER n pl. CHADARIM or CHEDERS heder
CHEDITE n pl. -S an explosive
CHEEK v -ED, -ING, -S to speak impudently to
CHEEKFUL n pl. -S the amount held in one's cheek
CHEEKY adj CHEEKIER, CHEEKIEST impudent CHEEKILY adv
CHEEP v -ED, -ING, -S to chirp
CHEEPER n pl. -S one that cheeps
CHEER v -ED, -ING, -S to applaud with shouts of approval
CHEERER n pl. -S one that cheers
CHEERFUL adj -FULLER, -FULLEST full of spirits
CHEERIER comparative of cheery
CHEERIEST superlative of cheery
CHEERILY adv in a cheery manner
CHEERIO n pl. -IOS a greeting
CHEERLED past tense of cheerlead
CHEERLY adv cheerily
CHEERO n pl. CHEEROS cheerio
CHEERY adj CHEERIER, CHEERIEST cheerful
CHEESE v CHEESED, CHEESING, CHEESES to stop
CHEESY adj CHEESIER, CHEESIEST resembling cheese (a food made from milk curds) CHEESILY adv
CHEETAH n pl. -S a swift-running wildcat
CHEF v CHEFFED, CHEFFING, CHEFS to work as a chef (a chief cook)
CHEFDOM n pl. -S the status or function of a chef
CHEGOE n pl. -S chigoe
CHELA n pl. -LAE a pincerlike claw
CHELA n pl. -S a pupil of a guru
CHELATE v -LATED, -LATING, -LATES to combine a metal ion with a compound
CHELATOR n pl. -S one that chelates
CHELIPED n pl. -S a leg bearing a large chela in decapod crustaceans
CHELOID n pl. -S keloid
CHEMIC n pl. -S a chemist
CHEMICAL n pl. -S a substance obtained by a process of chemistry
CHEMISE n pl. -S a loose dress
CHEMISM n pl. -S chemical attraction
CHEMIST n pl. -S one versed in chemistry
CHEMURGY n pl. -GIES a branch of applied chemistry
CHENILLE n pl. -S a soft fabric
CHENOPOD n pl. -S a flowering plant
CHEQUE n pl. -S a written order directing a bank to pay money
CHEQUER v -ED, -ING, -S to checker
CHERISH v -ED, -ING, -ES to hold dear
CHEROOT n pl. -S a square-cut cigar
CHERRY n pl. -RIES a fruit
CHERT n pl. -S a compact rock
CHERTY adj CHERTIER, CHERTIEST resembling chert
CHERUB n pl. -UBS or -UBIM or -UBIMS an angel CHERUBIC adj
CHERVIL n pl. -S an aromatic herb
CHESS n pl. -ES a weed
CHESSMAN n pl. -MEN one of the pieces used in chess (a board game for two players)
CHEST n pl. -S a part of the body CHESTED adj
CHESTFUL n pl. -S as much as a chest or box can hold
CHESTNUT n pl. -S an edible nut
CHESTY adj CHESTIER, CHESTIEST proud
CHETAH n pl. -S cheetah
CHETH n pl. -S heth
CHETRUM n pl. -S a monetary unit of Bhutan
CHEVALET n pl. -S a part of a stringed instrument
CHEVERON n pl. -S chevron
CHEVIED past tense of chevy
CHEVIES present 3d person sing. of chevy
CHEVIOT n pl. -S a coarse fabric
CHEVRE n pl. -S a cheese made from goat's milk
CHEVRON n pl. -S a V-shaped pattern
CHEVY v CHEVIED, CHEVYING, CHEVIES to chase about
CHEW v -ED, -ING, -S to crush or grind with the teeth CHEWABLE adj
CHEWER n pl. -S one that chews
CHEWINK n pl. -S a common finch
CHEWY adj CHEWIER, CHEWIEST not easily chewed
CHEZ prep at the home of
CHI n pl. -S a Greek letter
CHIA n pl. -S a Mexican herb
CHIAO n pl. CHIAO a monetary unit of China
CHIASM n pl. -S chiasma
CHIASMA n pl. -MATA or -MAS an anatomical junction CHIASMAL, CHIASMIC adj
CHIASMUS n pl. -MI a reversal of word order between parallel phrases CHIASTIC adj
CHIAUS n pl. -ES a Turkish messenger
CHIBOUK n pl. -S a tobacco pipe
CHIC adj CHICER, CHICEST smartly stylish
CHIC n pl. -S elegance
CHICANE v -CANED, -CANING, -CANES to trick
CHICANER n pl. -S one that chicanes
CHICANO n pl. -NOS an American of Mexican descent
CHICCORY n pl. -RIES chicory
CHICHI n pl. -S elaborate ornamentation
CHICK n pl. -S a young bird
CHICKEE n pl. -S a stilt house of the Seminole Indians
CHICKEN v -ED, -ING, -S to lose one's nerve
CHICKORY n pl. -RIES chicory
CHICKPEA n pl. -S an Asian herb
CHICLE n pl. -S a tree gum
CHICLY adv in an elegant manner
CHICNESS n pl. -ES elegance
CHICO n pl. -COS a prickly shrub
CHICORY n pl. -RIES a perennial herb
CHIDE v CHIDED or CHID, CHIDDEN, CHIDING, CHIDES to scold
CHIDER n pl. -S one that chides
CHIEF adj CHIEFER, CHIEFEST highest in authority
CHIEF n pl. -S the person highest in authority
CHIEFDOM n pl. -S the domain of a chief
CHIEFLY adv above all
CHIEL n pl. -S chield
CHIELD n pl. -S a young man
CHIFFON n pl. -S a sheer fabric
CHIGETAI n pl. -S a wild ass
CHIGGER n pl. -S a parasitic mite
CHIGNON n pl. -S a woman's hairdo
CHIGOE n pl. -S a tropical flea
CHILD n pl. CHILDREN a young person
CHILDBED n pl. -S the state of a woman giving birth
CHILDE n pl. -S a youth of noble birth
CHILDING adj pregnant
CHILDISH adj resembling a child
CHILDLY adj -LIER, -LIEST resembling a child
CHILDREN pl. of child
CHILE n pl. -S chili
CHILI n pl. -ES a hot pepper
CHILIAD n pl. -S a group of one thousand
CHILIASM n pl. -S a religious doctrine
CHILIAST n pl. -S a supporter of chiliasm
CHILIDOG n pl. -S a hot dog topped with chili
CHILL adj CHILLER, CHILLEST cool
CHILL v -ED, -ING, -S to make cold
CHILLER n pl. -S one that chills
CHILLI n pl. -ES chili
CHILLUM n pl. -S a part of a water pipe
CHILLY adj CHILLIER, CHILLIEST cool CHILLILY adv
CHILOPOD n pl. -S a multi-legged insect
CHIMAERA n pl. -S a marine fish
CHIMAR n pl. -S chimere
CHIMB n pl. -S the rim of a cask
CHIMBLEY n pl. -BLEYS chimley
CHIMBLY n pl. -BLIES chimley
CHIME v CHIMED, CHIMING, CHIMES to ring harmoniously
CHIMER n pl. -S one that chimes
CHIMERA n pl. -S an imaginary monster
CHIMERE n pl. -S a bishop's robe
CHIMERIC adj imaginary; unreal
CHIMING present participle of chime
CHIMLA n pl. -S chimley
CHIMLEY n pl. -LEYS a chimney
CHIMNEY n pl. -NEYS a flue
CHIMP n pl. -S a chimpanzee
CHIN v CHINNED, CHINNING, CHINS to hold with the chin (the lower part of the face)
CHINA n pl. -S fine porcelain ware
CHINBONE n pl. -S the lower jaw
CHINCH n pl. -ES a bedbug
CHINCHY adj CHINCHIER, CHINCHIEST stingy
CHINE v CHINED, CHINING, CHINES to cut through the backbone of
CHINK v -ED, -ING, -S to fill cracks or fissures in
CHINKY adj CHINKIER, CHINKIEST full of cracks
CHINLESS adj lacking a chin
CHINNED past tense of chin
CHINNING present participle of chin
CHINO n pl. -NOS a strong fabric
CHINONE n pl. -S quinone
CHINOOK n pl. -S a warm wind
CHINTS n pl. -ES chintz
CHINTZ n pl. -ES a cotton fabric
CHINTZY adj CHINTZIER, CHINTZIEST gaudy; cheap
CHIP v CHIPPED, CHIPPING, CHIPS to break a small piece from
CHIPMUCK n pl. -S a chipmunk
CHIPMUNK n pl. -S a small rodent
CHIPPED past tense of chip
CHIPPER v -ED, -ING, -S to chirp
CHIPPIE n pl. -S chippy
CHIPPING present participle of chip
CHIPPY adj -PIER, -PIEST belligerent
CHIPPY n pl. -PIES a prostitute
CHIRAL adj pertaining to an asymmetrical molecule
CHIRK adj CHIRKER, CHIRKEST cheerful
CHIRK v -ED, -ING, -S to make a shrill noise
CHIRM v -ED, -ING, -S to chirp
CHIRO n pl. -ROS a marine fish
CHIRP v -ED, -ING, -S to utter a short, shrill sound
CHIRPER n pl. -S one that chirps
CHIRPY adj CHIRPIER, CHIRPIEST cheerful CHIRPILY adv
CHIRR v -ED, -ING, -S to make a harsh, vibrant sound
CHIRRE v CHIRRED, CHIRRING, CHIRRES to chirr
CHIRRUP v -ED, -ING, -S to chirp repeatedly CHIRRUPY adj
CHISEL v -ELED, -ELING, -ELS or -ELLED, -ELLING, -ELS to use a chisel (a cutting tool)
CHISELER n pl. -S one that chisels
CHIT n pl. -S a short letter
CHITAL n pl. CHITAL an Asian deer
CHITCHAT v -CHATTED, -CHATTING, -CHATS to indulge in small talk
CHITIN n pl. -S the main component of insect shells
CHITLIN n pl. -S chitling
CHITLING n pl. -S a part of the small intestine of swine
CHITON n pl. -S a tunic worn in ancient Greece
CHITOSAN n pl. -S a compound derived from chitin
CHITTER v -ED, -ING, -S to twitter
CHITTY n pl. -TIES a chit
CHIVALRY n pl. -RIES knightly behavior and skill
CHIVAREE v -REED, -REEING, -REES to perform a mock serenade
CHIVARI v -RIED, -RIING, -RIES to chivaree
CHIVE n pl. -S an herb used as a seasoning
CHIVVY v -VIED, -VYING, -VIES to chevy
CHIVY v CHIVIED, CHIVYING, CHIVIES to chevy
CHLAMYS n pl. -MYSES or -MYDES a garment worn in ancient Greece
CHLOASMA n pl. -MATA a skin discoloration
CHLORAL n pl. -S a chemical compound
CHLORATE n pl. -S a chemical salt
CHLORDAN n pl. -S a toxic compound of chlorine
CHLORIC adj pertaining to chlorine
CHLORID n pl. -S chloride
CHLORIDE n pl. -S a chlorine compound
CHLORIN n pl. -S chlorine
CHLORINE n pl. -S a gaseous element
CHLORITE n pl. -S a mineral group
CHLOROUS adj pertaining to chlorine
CHOANA n pl. -NAE a funnel-shaped opening
CHOCK v -ED, -ING, -S to secure with a wedge of wood or metal
CHOCKFUL adj full to the limit
CHOICE adj CHOICER, CHOICEST of fine quality CHOICELY adv
CHOICE n pl. -S one that is chosen
CHOIR v -ED, -ING, -S to sing in unison
CHOIRBOY n pl. -BOYS a boy who sings in a choir (a body of church singers)
CHOKE v CHOKED, CHOKING, CHOKES to impede the breathing of
CHOKER n pl. -S one that chokes
CHOKEY adj CHOKIER, CHOKIEST choky
CHOKING present participle of choke
CHOKY adj CHOKIER, CHOKIEST tending to cause choking
CHOLATE n pl. -S a chemical salt
CHOLENT n pl. -S a traditional Jewish stew
CHOLER n pl. -S anger
CHOLERA n pl. -S an acute disease
CHOLERIC adj bad-tempered
CHOLINE n pl. -S a B vitamin
CHOLLA n pl. -S a treelike cactus
CHOLO n pl. -LOS a pachuco
CHOMP v -ED, -ING, -S to champ
CHOMPER n pl. -S one that chomps
CHON n pl. CHON a monetary unit of South Korea
CHOOK n pl. -S a chicken
CHOOSE v CHOSE, CHOSEN, CHOOSING, CHOOSES to take by preference
CHOOSER n pl. -S one that chooses
CHOOSEY adj CHOOSIER, CHOOSIEST choosy
CHOOSING present participle of choose
CHOOSY adj CHOOSIER, CHOOSIEST hard to please
CHOP v CHOPPED, CHOPPING, CHOPS to sever with a sharp tool
CHOPIN n pl. -S chopine
CHOPINE n pl. -S a type of shoe
CHOPPED past tense of chop
CHOPPER v -ED, -ING, -S to travel by helicopter
CHOPPING present participle of chop
CHOPPY adj CHOPPIER, CHOPPIEST full of short, rough waves CHOPPILY adv
CHORAGUS n pl. -GI or -GUSES the leader of a chorus or choir CHORAGIC adj
CHORAL n pl. -S chorale
CHORALE n pl. -S a hymn that is sung in unison
CHORALLY adv harmoniously
CHORD v -ED, -ING, -S to play a chord (a combination of three or more musical tones)
CHORDAL adj pertaining to a chord
CHORDATE n pl. -S any of a large phylum of animals
CHORE v CHORED, CHORING, CHORES to do small jobs
CHOREA n pl. -S a nervous disorder CHOREAL, CHOREIC adj
CHOREGUS n pl. -GI or -GUSES choragus
CHOREMAN n pl. -MEN a menial worker
CHOREOID adj resembling chorea
CHORIAL adj pertaining to the chorion
CHORIAMB n pl. -S a type of metrical foot
CHORIC adj pertaining to a chorus
CHORINE n pl. -S a chorus girl
CHORING present participle of chore
CHORIOID n pl. -S choroid
CHORION n pl. -S an embryonic membrane
CHORIZO n pl. -ZOS a highly seasoned sausage
CHOROID n pl. -S a membrane of the eye
CHORTLE v -TLED, -TLING, -TLES to chuckle with glee
CHORTLER n pl. -S one that chortles
CHORUS v -RUSED, -RUSING, -RUSES or -RUSSED, -RUSSING, -RUSSES to sing in unison
CHOSE n pl. -S an item of personal property
CHOSEN past participle of choose
CHOTT n pl. -S a saline lake
CHOUGH n pl. -S a crow-like bird
CHOUSE v CHOUSED, CHOUSING, CHOUSES to swindle
CHOUSER n pl. -S one that chouses
CHOUSH n pl. -ES chiaus
CHOUSING present participle of chouse
CHOW v -ED, -ING, -S to eat
CHOWCHOW n pl. -S a relish of mixed pickles in mustard
CHOWDER v -ED, -ING, -S to make a thick soup of
CHOWSE v CHOWSED, CHOWSING, CHOWSES to chouse
CHOWTIME n pl. -S mealtime
CHRESARD n pl. -S the available water of the soil
CHRISM n pl. -S a consecrated oil CHRISMAL adj
CHRISMON n pl. -MA or -MONS a Christian monogram
CHRISOM n pl. -S chrism
CHRISTEN v -ED, -ING, -S to baptise
CHRISTIE n pl. -S christy
CHRISTY n pl. -TIES a skiing turn
CHROMA n pl. -S the purity of a color
CHROMATE n pl. -S a chemical salt
CHROME v CHROMED, CHROMING, CHROMES to plate with chromium
CHROMIC adj pertaining to chromium
CHROMIDE n pl. -S a tropical fish
CHROMING n pl. -S a chromium ore
CHROMITE n pl. -S a chromium ore
CHROMIUM n pl. -S a metallic element
CHROMIZE v -MIZED, -MIZING, -MIZES to chrome
CHROMO n pl. -MOS a type of color picture
CHROMOUS adj pertaining to chromium
CHROMYL n pl. -S a bivalent radical
CHRONAXY n pl. -AXIES the time required to excite a nerve cell electrically
CHRONIC n pl. -S one that suffers from a long-lasting disease
CHRONON n pl. -S a hypothetical unit of time
CHTHONIC adj pertaining to the gods of the underworld
CHUB n pl. -S a freshwater fish
CHUBASCO n pl. -COS a violent thunderstorm
CHUBBY adj -BIER, -BIEST plump CHUBBILY adv
CHUCK v -ED, -ING, -S to throw
CHUCKIES pl. of chucky
CHUCKLE v -LED, -LING, -LES to laugh quietly
CHUCKLER n pl. -S one that chuckles
CHUCKY n pl. CHUCKIES a little chick
CHUDDAH n pl. -S chuddar
CHUDDAR n pl. -S a large, square shawl
CHUDDER n pl. -S chuddar
CHUFA n pl. -S a European sedge
CHUFF adj CHUFFER, CHUFFEST gruff
CHUFF v -ED, -ING, -S to chug
CHUFFY adj -FIER, -FIEST plump
CHUG v CHUGGED, CHUGGING, CHUGS to move with a dull explosive sound
CHUGALUG v -LUGGED, -LUGGING, -LUGS to drink without pause
CHUGGER n pl. -S one that chugs
CHUKAR n pl. -S a game bird
CHUKKA n pl. -S a type of boot
CHUKKAR n pl. -S a chukker
CHUKKER n pl. -S a period of play in polo
CHUM v CHUMMED, CHUMMING, CHUMS to be close friends with someone
CHUMMY adj -MIER, -MIEST friendly CHUMMILY adv
CHUMP v -ED, -ING, -S to munch
CHUMSHIP n pl. -S friendship
CHUNK v -ED, -ING, -S to make a dull explosive sound
CHUNKY adj CHUNKIER, CHUNKIEST stocky CHUNKILY adv
CHUNTER v -ED, -ING, -S to mutter
CHURCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to bring to church (a building for Christian worship)
CHURCHLY adj -LIER, -LIEST pertaining to a church
CHURCHY adj CHURCHIER, CHURCHIEST churchly
CHURL n pl. -S a rude person CHURLISH adj
CHURN v -ED, -ING, -S to stir briskly in order to make butter
CHURNER n pl. -S one that churns
CHURNING n pl. -S the butter churned at one time
CHURR v -ED, -ING, -S to make a vibrant sound
CHUTE v CHUTED, CHUTING, CHUTES to convey by chute (a vertical passage)
CHUTIST n pl. -S a parachutist
CHUTNEE n pl. -S chutney
CHUTNEY n pl. -NEYS a sweet and sour sauce
CHUTZPA n pl. -S chutzpah
CHUTZPAH n pl. -S supreme self-confidence
CHYLE n pl. -S a digestive fluid CHYLOUS adj
CHYME n pl. -S semi-digested food
CHYMIC n pl. -S chemic
CHYMIST n pl. -S chemist
CHYMOSIN n pl. -S rennin
CHYMOUS adj pertaining to chyme
CIAO interj -- used as an expression of greeting and farewell
CIBOL n pl. -S a variety of onion
CIBORIUM n pl. -RIA a vessel for holding holy bread
CIBOULE n pl. -S cibol
CICADA n pl. -DAS or -DAE a winged insect
CICALA n pl. -LAS or -LE cicada
CICATRIX n pl. -TRICES or -TRIXES scar tissue
CICELY n pl. -LIES a fragrant herb
CICERO n pl. -ROS a unit of measure in printing
CICERONE n pl. -NES or -NI a tour guide
CICHLID n pl. -LIDS or -LIDAE a tropical fish
CICISBEO n pl. -BEI or -BEOS a lover of a married woman
CICOREE n pl. -S a perennial herb
CIDER n pl. -S the juice pressed from apples
CIGAR n pl. -S a roll of tobacco leaf for smoking
CIGARET n pl. -S a narrow roll of finely cut tobacco for smoking
CILANTRO n pl. -TROS an herb used in cooking
CILIA pl. of cilium
CILIARY adj pertaining to cilia
CILIATE n pl. -S one of a class of ciliated protozoans
CILIATED adj having cilia
CILICE n pl. -S a coarse cloth
CILIUM n pl. CILIA a short, hairlike projection
CIMBALOM n pl. -S a Hungarian dulcimer
CIMEX n pl. -MICES a bedbug
CINCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to girth
CINCHONA n pl. -S a Peruvian tree
CINCTURE v -TURED, -TURING, -TURES to gird or encircle
CINDER v -ED, -ING, -S to reduce to cinders (ashes)
CINDERY adj containing cinders
CINE n pl. -S a motion picture
CINEAST n pl. -S a devotee of motion pictures
CINEASTE n pl. -S cineast
CINEMA n pl. -S a motion-picture theater
CINEOL n pl. -S a liquid used as an antiseptic
CINEOLE n pl. -S cineol
CINERARY adj used for cremated ashes
CINERIN n pl. -S a compound used in insecticides
CINGULUM n pl. -LA an anatomical band or girdle
CINNABAR n pl. -S the principal ore of mercury
CINNAMON n pl. -S a spice obtained from tree bark CINNAMIC adj
CINNAMYL n pl. -S a chemical used to make soap
CINQUAIN n pl. -S a stanza of five lines
CINQUE n pl. -S the number five
CION n pl. -S a cutting from a plant or tree
CIOPPINO n pl. -NOS a spicy fish stew
CIPHER v -ED, -ING, -S to solve problems in arithmetic
CIPHONY n pl. -NIES the electronic scrambling of voice transmissions
CIPOLIN n pl. -S a type of marble
CIRCA prep about; around
CIRCLE v -CLED, -CLING, -CLES to move or revolve around
CIRCLER n pl. -S one that circles
CIRCLET n pl. -S a small ring or ring-shaped object
CIRCLING present participle of circle
CIRCUIT v -ED, -ING, -S to move around
CIRCUITY n pl. -ITIES lack of straightforwardness
CIRCULAR n pl. -S a leaflet intended for wide distribution
CIRCUS n pl. -ES a public entertainment CIRCUSY adj
CIRE n pl. -S a highly glazed finish for fabrics
CIRQUE n pl. -S a deep, steep-walled basin on a mountain
CIRRATE adj having cirri
CIRRI pl. of cirrus
CIRRIPED n pl. -S any of an order of crustaceans
CIRROSE adj cirrous
CIRROUS adj having cirri
CIRRUS n pl. -RI a tendril or similar part
CIRSOID adj varicose
CIS adj having certain atoms on the same side of the molecule
CISCO n pl. -COS or -COES a freshwater fish
CISLUNAR adj situated between the earth and the moon
CISSOID n pl. -S a type of geometric curve
CISSY n pl. -SIES sissy
CIST n pl. -S a prehistoric stone coffin
CISTERN n pl. -S a water tank
CISTERNA n pl. -NAE a fluid-containing sac
CISTRON n pl. -S a segment of DNA
CISTUS n pl. -ES a flowering shrub
CITABLE adj citeable
CITADEL n pl. -S a fortress or stronghold
CITATION n pl. -S the act of citing CITATORY adj
CITATOR n pl. -S one that cites
CITE v CITED, CITING, CITES to quote as an authority or example
CITEABLE adj suitable for citation
CITER n pl. -S one that cites
CITHARA n pl. -S an ancient stringed instrument
CITHER n pl. -S cittern
CITHERN n pl. -S cittern
CITHREN n pl. -S cittern
CITIED adj having cities
CITIES pl. of city
CITIFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to urbanize
CITING present participle of cite
CITIZEN n pl. -S a resident of a city or town
CITOLA n pl. -S a cittern
CITOLE n pl. -S citola
CITRAL n pl. -S a lemon flavoring
CITRATE n pl. -S a salt of citric acid CITRATED adj
CITREOUS adj having a lemonlike color
CITRIC adj derived from citrus fruits
CITRIN n pl. -S a citric vitamin
CITRINE n pl. -S a variety of quartz
CITRININ n pl. -S an antibiotic
CITRON n pl. -S a lemonlike fruit
CITROUS adj pertaining to a citrus tree
CITRUS n pl. -ES any of a genus of tropical, fruit-bearing trees CITRUSY adj
CITTERN n pl. -S a pear-shaped guitar
CITY n pl. CITIES a large town
CITYFIED adj having the customs and manners of city people
CITYWARD adv toward the city
CITYWIDE adj including all parts of a city
CIVET n pl. -S a catlike mammal
CIVIC adj pertaining to a city
CIVICISM n pl. -S a system of govermment based upon individual rights
CIVICS n/pl the science of civic affairs
CIVIE n pl. -S civvy
CIVIL adj pertaining to citizens
CIVILIAN n pl. -S a nonmilitary person
CIVILISE v -LISED, -LISING, -LISES to civilize
CIVILITY n pl. -TIES courtesy; politeness
CIVILIZE v -LIZED, -LIZING, -LIZES to bring out of savagery
CIVILLY adv politely
CIVISM n pl -S good citizenship
CIVVY n pl. -VIES a civilian
CLABBER v -ED, -ING, -S to curdle
CLACH n pl. -S clachan
CLACHAN n pl. -S a hamlet
CLACK v -ED, -ING, -S to make an abrupt, dry sound
CLACKER n pl. -S one that clacks
CLAD v CLAD, CLADDING, CLADS to coat one metal over another
CLADDING n pl. -S something that overlays
CLADE n pl. -S a group of biological taxa
CLADIST n pl. -S a taxonomist who uses clades in classifying life-forms
CLADODE n pl. -S a leaflike part of a stem
CLAG v CLAGGED, CLAGGING, CLAGS to clog
CLAIM v -ED, -ING, -S to demand as one's due
CLAIMANT n pl. -S one that asserts a right or title
CLAIMER n pl. -S one that claims
CLAM v CLAMMED, CLAMMING, CLAMS to dig for clams (bivalve mollusks)
CLAMANT adj noisy
CLAMBAKE n pl. -S a beach picnic
CLAMBER v -ED, -ING, -S to climb awkwardly
CLAMMED past tense of clam
CLAMMER n pl. -S one that clams
CLAMMING present particple of clam
CLAMMY adj CLAMMIER, CLAMMIEST cold and damp CLAMMILY adv
CLAMOR v -ED, -ING, -S to make loud outcries
CLAMORER n pl. -S one that clamors
CLAMOUR v -ED, -ING, -S to clamor
CLAMP v -ED, -ING, -S to fasten with a clamp (a securing device)
CLAMPER n pl. -S a device worn on shoes to prevent slipping on ice
CLAMWORM n pl. -S a marine worm
CLAN n pl. -S a united group of families
CLANG v -ED, -ING, -S to ring loudly
CLANGER n pl. -S a blunder
CLANGOR v -ED, -ING, -S to clang repeatedly
CLANGOUR v -ED, -ING, -S to clangor
CLANK v -ED, -ING, -S to make a sharp, metallic sound
CLANNISH adj characteristic of a clan
CLANSMAN n pl. -MEN a member of a clan
CLAP v CLAPPED CLAPT, CLAPPING, CLAPS to strike one palm against the other
CLAPPER n pl. -S one that claps
CLAPTRAP n pl. -S pretentious language
CLAQUE n pl. -S a group of hired applauders
CLAQUER n pl. -S claqueur
CLAQUEUR n pl. -S a member of a claque
CLARENCE n pl. -S a closed carriage
CLARET n pl. -S a dry red wine
CLARIES pl. of clary
CLARIFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to make clear
CLARINET n pl. -S a woodwind instrument
CLARION v -ED, -ING, -S to proclaim by blowing a medieval trumpet
CLARITY n pl. -TIES the state of being clear
CLARKIA n pl. -S an annual herb
CLARO n pl. -ROS or -ROES a mild cigar
CLARY n pl. CLARIES an aromatic herb
CLASH v -ED, -ING, -ES to conflict or disagree
CLASHER n pl. -S one that clashes
CLASP v CLASPED CLASPT, CLASPING, CLASPS to embrace tightly
CLASPER n pl. -S one that clasps
CLASS v -ED, -ING, -ES to classify
CLASSER n pl. -S one that classes
CLASSES pl. of classis
CLASSIC n pl. -S a work of enduring excellence
CLASSICO adj made from grapes grown in a certain part of Italy
CLASSIER comparative of classy
CLASSIEST superlative of classy
CLASSIFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to arrange according to characteristics
CLASSILY adj in a classy manner
CLASSIS n pl. CLASSES a governing body in certain churches
CLASSISM n pl. -S discrimination based on social class
CLASSIST n pl. -S an advocate of classism
CLASSY adj CLASSIER, CLASSIEST stylish; elegant
CLAST n pl. -S a fragment of rock
CLASTIC n pl. -S a rock made up of other rocks
CLATTER v -ED, -ING, -S to move with a rattling noise
CLATTERY adj having a rattling noise
CLAUCHT a past tense of cleek
CLAUGHT v -ED, -ING, -S to clutch
CLAUSE n pl. -S a distinct part of a composition CLAUSAL adj
CLAUSTRA n/pl basal ganglia in the brain
CLAVATE adj shaped like a club
CLAVE n pl. -S one of a pair of percussion sticks
CLAVER v -ED, -ING, -S to gossip
CLAVI pl. of clavus
CLAVICLE n pl. -S a bone of the shoulder
CLAVIER n pl. -S a keyboard instrument
CLAVUS n pl. -VI a horny thickening of the skin
CLAW v -ED, -ING, -S to scratch with claws (sharp, curved toenails)
CLAWER n pl. -S one that claws
CLAWLESS adj having no claws
CLAWLIKE adj resembling a claw
CLAXON n pl. -S klaxon
CLAY v -ED, -ING, -S to treat with clay (a fine-grained, earthy material)
CLAYBANK n pl. -S a yellow-brown color
CLAYEY adj CLAYIER, CLAYIEST resembling clay
CLAYISH adj resembling or containing clay
CLAYLIKE adj resembling clay
CLAYMORE n pl. -S a type of sword
CLAYPAN n pl. -S a shallow natural depression
CLAYWARE n pl. -S pottery
CLEAN adj CLEANER, CLEANEST free from dirt or stain
CLEAN v -ED, -ING, -S to rid of dirt or stain
CLEANER n pl. -S one that cleans
CLEANLY adj -LIER, -LIEST habitually clean
CLEANSE v CLEANSED, CLEANSING, CLEANSES to clean
CLEANSER n pl. -S one that cleanses
CLEANUP n pl. -S an act of cleaning
CLEAR adj CLEARER, CLEAREST clean and pure
CLEAR v -ED, -ING, -S to remove obstructions
CLEARER n pl. -S one that clears
CLEARING n pl. -S an open space
CLEARLY adv in a clear manner
CLEAT v -ED, -ING, -S to strengthen with a strip of wood or iron
CLEAVAGE n pl. -S the act of cleaving
CLEAVE v CLEAVED, CLEFT, CLOVE or CLAVE, CLOVEN, CLEAVING, CLEAVES to split or divide
CLEAVER n pl. -S a heavy knife
CLEEK v CLAUGHT or CLEEKED, CLEEKING, CLEEKS to clutch
CLEF n pl. -S a musical symbol
CLEFT v -ED, -ING, -S to insert a scion into the stock of a plant
CLEIDOIC adj enclosed in a shell
CLEMATIS n pl. -TISES a flowering vine
CLEMENCY n pl. -CIES mercy
CLEMENT adj merciful
CLENCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to grasp firmly
CLENCHER n pl. -S one that clenches
CLEOME n pl. -S a tropical plant
CLEPE v CLEPED or CLEPT, CLEPING, CLEPES to call by name
CLERGY n pl. -GIES the body of persons ordained for religious service
CLERIC n pl. -S a member of the clergy
CLERICAL n pl. -S a cleric
CLERID n pl. -S a predatory beetle
CLERIHEW n pl. -S a humorous poem
CLERISY n pl. -SIES the well-educated class
CLERK v -ED, -ING, -S to serve as a clerk (an office worker)
CLERKDOM n pl. -S the status or function of a clerk
CLERKISH adj resembling or suitable to a clerk
CLERKLY adj -LIER, -LIEST pertaining to a clerk
CLEVEITE n pl. -S a radioactive mineral
CLEVER adj -ERER, -EREST mentally keen CLEVERLY adv
CLEVIS n pl. -ISES a metal fastening device
CLEW v -ED, -ING, -S to roll into a ball
CLICHE n pl. -S a trite expression CLICHED adj
CLICK v -ED, -ING, -S to make a short, sharp sound
CLICKER n pl. -S one that clicks
CLIENT n pl. -S a customer CLIENTAL adj
CLIFF n pl. -S a high, steep face of rock
CLIFFY adj CLIFFIER, CLIFFIEST abounding in cliffs
CLIFT n pl. -S cliff
CLIMATE n pl. -S the weather conditions characteristic of an area CLIMATAL, CLIMATIC adj
CLIMAX v -ED, -ING, -ES to reach a high or dramatic point
CLIMB v CLIMBED or CLOMB, CLIMBING, CLIMBS to ascend
CLIMBER n pl. -S one that climbs
CLIME n pl. -S climate
CLINAL adj pertaining to a cline
CLINALLY adv in a clinal manner
CLINCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to settle a matter decisively
CLINCHER n pl. -S a decisive fact or remark
CLINE n pl. -S a series of changes within a species
CLING v -ED, -ING, -S to make a high-pitched ringing sound
CLING v CLUNG, CLINGING, CLINGS to adhere closely
CLINGER n pl. -S one that clings
CLINGY adj CLINGIER, CLINGIEST adhesive
CLINIC n pl. -S a medical facility CLINICAL adj
CLINK v -ED, -ING, -S to make a soft, sharp, ringing sound
CLINKER v -ED, -ING, -S to form fused residue in burning
CLIP v CLIPPED, CLIPT, CLIPPING, CLIPS to trim by cutting
CLIPPER n pl. -S one that clips
CLIPPING n pl. -S something that is clipped out or off
CLIPT a past participle of clip
CLIQUE v CLIQUED, CLIQUING, CLIQUES to form a clique (an exclusive group of persons)
CLIQUEY adj CLIQUIER, CLIQUIEST inclined to form cliques
CLIQUISH adj cliquey
CLIQUY adj CLIQUIER, CLIQUIEST cliquey
CLITELLA n/pl regions in the body walls of certain annelids
CLITIC n pl. -S a word pronounced as part of a neighboring word
CLITORIS n pl. -RISES or -RIDES a sex organ CLITORAL, CLITORIC adj
CLIVERS n pl. CLIVERS an annual herb
CLIVIA n pl. -S a flowering plant
CLOACA n pl. -ACAE or -ACAS a sewer CLOACAL adj
CLOAK v -ED, -ING, -S to conceal
CLOBBER v -ED, -ING, -S to trounce
CLOCHARD n pl. -S a vagrant
CLOCHE n pl. -S a bell-shaped hat
CLOCK v -ED, -ING, -S to time with a stopwatch
CLOCKER n pl. -S one that clocks
CLOD n pl. -S a dolt CLODDISH adj
CLODDY adj -DIER, -DIEST lumpy
CLODPATE n pl. -S a stupid person
CLODPOLE n pl. -S clodpate
CLODPOLL n pl. -S clodpate
CLOG v CLOGGED, CLOGGING, CLOGS to block up or obstruct
CLOGGER n pl. -S one that clogs
CLOGGY adj -GIER, -GIEST clogging or able to clog
CLOISTER v -ED, -ING, -S to seclude
CLOMB a past tense of climb
CLOMP v -ED, -ING, -S to walk heavily and clumsily
CLON n pl. -S a group of asexually derived organisms clonal adj CLONALLY adv
CLONE v CLONED, CLONING, CLONES to reproduce by asexual means
CLONER n pl. -S one that clones
CLONIC adj pertaining to clonus
CLONING n pl. -S a technique for reproducing by asexual means
CLONISM n pl. -S the condition of having clonus
CLONK v -ED, -ING, -S to make a dull thumping sound
CLONUS n pl. -ES a form of muscular spasm
CLOOT n pl. -S a cloven hoof
CLOP v CLOPPED, CLOPPING, CLOPS to make the sound of a hoof striking pavement
CLOQUE n pl. -S a fabric with an embossed design
CLOSE adj CLOSER, CLOSEST near CLOSELY adv
CLOSE v CLOSED, CLOSING, CLOSES to block against entry or passage CLOSABLE adj
CLOSEOUT n pl. -S a clearance sale
CLOSER n pl. -S one that closes
CLOSEST superlative of close
CLOSET v -ED, -ING, -S to enclose in a private room
CLOSING n pl. -S a concluding part
CLOSURE v -SURED, -SURING, -SURES to cloture
CLOT v CLOTTED, CLOTTING, CLOTS to form into a clot (a thick mass)
CLOTH n pl. -S fabric
CLOTHE v CLOTHED CLAD, CLOTHING, CLOTHES to provide with clothing
CLOTHIER n pl. -S one who makes or sells clothing
CLOTHING n pl. -S wearing apparel
CLOTTED past tense of clot
CLOTTING present participle of clot
CLOTTY adj tending to clot
CLOTURE v -TURED, -TURING, -TURES to end a debate by calling for a vote
CLOUD v -ED, -ING, -S to cover with clouds (masses of visible vapor)
CLOUDLET n pl. -S a small cloud
CLOUDY adj CLOUDIER, CLOUDIEST overcast with clouds CLOUDILY adv
CLOUGH n pl. -S a ravine
CLOUR v -ED, -ING, -S to knock or bump
CLOUT v -ED, -ING, -S to hit with the hand
CLOUTER n pl. -S one that clouts
CLOVE n pl. -S a spice
CLOVEN adj split; divided
CLOVER n pl. -S a plant
CLOWDER n pl. -S a group of cats
CLOWN v -ED, -ING, -S to act like a clown (a humorous performer)
CLOWNERY n pl. -ERIES clownish behavior
CLOWNISH adj resembling or befitting a clown
CLOY v -ED, -ING, -S to gratify beyond desire
CLOZE n pl. -S a test of reading comprehension
CLUB v CLUBBED, CLUBBING, CLUBS to form a club (an organized group of persons)
CLUBABLE adj sociable
CLUBBER n pl. -S a member of a club
CLUBBING present participle of club
CLUBBISH adj clubby
CLUBBY adj -BIER, -BIEST characteristic of a club
CLUBFOOT n pl. -FEET a deformed foot
CLUBHAND n pl. -S a deformed hand
CLUBHAUL v -ED, -ING, -S to put a vessel about
CLUBMAN n pl. -MEN a male member of a club
CLUBROOM n pl. -S a room for a club's meetings
CLUBROOT n pl. -S a plant disease
CLUCK v -ED, -ING, -S to make the sound of a hen
CLUE v CLUED, CLUEING CLUING, CLUES to give guiding information
CLUELESS adj hopelessly confused or ignorant
CLUMBER n pl. -S a stocky spaniel
CLUMP v -ED, -ING, -S to form into a thick mass
CLUMPISH adj resembling a clump (a thick mass)
CLUMPY adj CLUMPIER, CLUMPIEST lumpy
CLUMSY adj -SIER, -SIEST awkward CLUMSILY adv
CLUNG past tense of cling
CLUNK v -ED, -ING, -S to thump
CLUNKER n pl. -S a jalopy
CLUNKY adj CLUNKIER, CLUNKIEST clumsy in style
CLUPEID n pl. -S a fish of the herring family
CLUPEOID n pl. -S a clupeid
CLUSTER v -ED, -ING, -S to form into a cluster (a group of similar objects)
CLUSTERY adj pertaining to a cluster
CLUTCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to grasp and hold tightly
CLUTCHY adj tending to clutch
CLUTTER v -ED, -ING, -S to pile in a disorderly state
CLUTTERY adj characterized by disorder
CLYPEUS n pl. CLYPEI a shield-like structure CLYPEAL, CLYPEATE adj
CLYSTER n pl. -S an enema
COACH v -ED, -ING, -ES to tutor or train
COACHER n pl. -S one that coaches
COACHMAN n pl. -MEN one who drives a coach or carriage
COACT v -ED, -ING, -S to act together
COACTION n pl. -S joint action
COACTIVE adj mutually active
COACTOR n pl. -S a fellow actor in a production
COADMIRE v -MIRED, -MIRING, -MIRES to admire together
COADMIT v -MITTED, -MITTING, -MITS to admit several things equally
COAEVAL n pl. -S coeval
COAGENCY n pl. -CIES a joint agency
COAGENT n pl. -S a person, force, or other agent working together with another
COAGULUM n pl. -LA or -LUMS a clot
COAL v -ED, -ING, -S to supply with coal (a carbon fuel)
COALA n pl. -S koala
COALBIN n pl. -S a bin for storing coal
COALBOX n pl. -ES a box for storing coal
COALER n pl. -S one that supplies coal
COALESCE v -ALESCED, -ALESCING, -ALESCES to blend
COALFISH n pl. -ES a blackish fish
COALHOLE n pl. -S a compartment for storing coal
COALIER comparative of coaly
COALIEST superlative of coaly
COALIFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to convert into coal
COALLESS adj lacking coal
COALPIT n pl. -S a pit from which coal is obtained
COALSACK n pl. -S a dark region of the Milky Way
COALSHED n pl. -S a shed for storing coal
COALY adj COALIER, COALIEST containing coal
COALYARD n pl. -S a yard for storing coal
COAMING n pl. -S a raised border
COANCHOR v -ED, -ING, -S to present televised news reports jointly
COANNEX v -ED, -ING, -ES to annex jointly
COAPPEAR v -ED, -ING, -S to appear together or at the same time
COAPT v -ED, -ING, -S to fit together and make fast
COARSE adj COARSER, COARSEST rough COARSELY adv
COARSEN v -ED, -ING, -S to make coarse
COASSIST v -ED, -ING, -S to assist jointly
COASSUME v -SUMED, -SUMING, -SUMES to assume together
COAST v -ED, -ING, -S to slide down a hill
COASTAL adj pertaining to or located near a seashore
COASTER n pl. -S a sled
COASTING n pl. -S coastal trade
COAT v -ED, -ING, -S to cover with a coat (an outer garment)
COATEE n pl. -S a small coat
COATER n pl. -S one that coats
COATI n pl. -S a tropical mammal
COATING n pl. -S a covering layer
COATLESS adj lacking a coat
COATRACK n pl. -S a rack or stand for coats
COATROOM n pl. -S a room for storing coats
COATTAIL n pl. -S the back lower portion of a coat
COATTEND v -ED, -ING, -S to attend together
COATTEST v -ED, -ING, -S to attest jointly
COAUTHOR v -ED, -ING, -S to write together
COAX v -ED, -ING, -ES to cajole
COAXAL adj coaxial
COAXER n pl. -S one that coaxes
COAXIAL adj having a common axis
COB n pl. -S a corncob
COBALT n pl. -S a metallic element COBALTIC adj
COBB n pl. -S a sea gull
COBBER n pl. -S a comrade
COBBIER comparative of cobby
COBBIEST superlative of cobby
COBBLE v -BLED, -BLING, -BLES to mend
COBBLER n pl. -S a mender of shoes
COBBY adj -BIER, -BIEST stocky
COBIA n pl. -S a large game fish
COBLE n pl. -S a small fishing boat
COBNUT n pl. -S an edible nut
COBRA n pl. -S a venomous snake
COBWEB v -WEBBED, -WEBBING, -WEBS to cover with cobwebs (spider webs)
COBWEBBY adj -BIER, -BIEST covered with cobwebs
COCA n pl. -S a South American shrub
COCAIN n pl. -S cocaine
COCAINE n pl. -S a narcotic alkaloid
COCCAL adj pertaining to a coccus
COCCI pl. of coccus
COCCIC adj coccal
COCCID n pl. -S an insect
COCCIDIA n/pl parasitic protozoans
COCCOID n pl. -S a spherical cell or body
COCCUS n pl. COCCI a spherical bacterium COCCOUS adj
COCCYX n pl. -CYGES or -CYXES a bone of the spine
COCHAIR v -ED, -ING, -S to serve jointly as chairman of
COCHIN n pl. -S a large domestic chicken
COCHLEA n pl. -CHLEAE or -CHLEAS a part of the ear COCHLEAR adj
COCINERA n pl. -S a cook
COCK v -ED, -ING, -S to tilt to one side
COCKADE n pl. -S an ornament worn on a hat COCKADED adj
COCKAPOO n pl. -POOS a hybrid between a cocker spaniel and a poodle
COCKATOO n pl. -TOOS a parrot
COCKBILL v -ED, -ING, -S to raise the yardarm on a ship
COCKBOAT n pl. -S a small boat
COCKCROW n pl. -S daybreak
COCKER v -ED, -ING, -S to pamper
COCKEREL n pl. -S a young rooster
COCKEYE n pl. -S a squinting eye COCKEYED adj
COCKIER comparative of cocky
COCKIEST superlative of cocky
COCKILY adv in a cocky manner
COCKISH adj cocky
COCKLE v -LED, -LING, -LES to wrinkle or pucker
COCKLIKE adj resembling a rooster
COCKLOFT n pl. -S a small attic
COCKNEY n pl. -NEYS a resident of the East End of London
COCKPIT n pl. -S a pilot's compartment in certain airplanes
COCKSHUT n pl. -S the close of day
COCKSHY n pl. -SHIES a target in a throwing contest
COCKSPUR n pl. -S a thorny plant
COCKSURE adj certain
COCKTAIL v -ED, -ING, -S to drink alcoholic beverages
COCKUP n pl. -S a turned-up part of something
COCKY adj COCKIER, COCKIEST arrogantly self-confident
COCO n pl. -COS a tall palm tree
COCOA n pl. -S chocolate
COCOANUT n pl. -S coconut
COCOBOLA n pl. -S cocobolo
COCOBOLO n pl. -LOS a tropical tree
COCOMAT n pl. -S a matting made from coir
COCONUT n pl. -S the fruit of the coco
COCOON v -ED, -ING, -S to wrap or envelop tightly
COCOTTE n pl. -S a prostitute
COCOYAM n pl. -S a tropical tuber
COCREATE v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES to create together
COD v CODDED, CODDING, CODS to fool
CODA n pl. -S a passage at the end of a musical composition
CODABLE adj capable of being coded
CODDED past tense of cod
CODDER n pl. -S a cod fisherman
CODDING present participle of cod
CODDLE v -DLED, -DLING, -DLES to pamper
CODDLER n pl. -S one that coddles
CODE v CODED, CODING, CODES to convert into symbols
CODEBOOK n pl. -S a book listing words and their coded equivalents
CODEBTOR n pl. -S one that shares a debt
CODEC n pl. -S an integrated circuit
CODED past tense of code
CODEIA n pl. -S codeine
CODEIN n pl. -S codeine
CODEINA n pl. -S codeine
CODEINE n pl. -S a narcotic alkaloid
CODELESS adj being without a set of laws
CODEN n pl. -S a coding classification
CODER n pl. -S one that codes
CODERIVE v -RIVED, -RIVING, -RIVES to derive jointly
CODESIGN v -ED, -ING, -S to design jointly
CODEX n pl. -DICES an ancient manuscript
CODFISH n pl. -ES the cod (a marine food fish)
CODGER n pl. -S an old man
CODICES pl. of codex
CODICIL n pl. -S a supplement to a will
CODIFIER n pl. -S one that codifies
CODIFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to arrange or systematize
CODING present participle of code
CODIRECT v -ED, -ING, -S to direct jointly
CODLIN n pl. -S codling
CODLING n pl. -S an unripe apple
CODON n pl. -S a triplet of nucleotides (basic components of DNA)
CODPIECE n pl. -S a cover for the crotch in men's breeches
CODRIVE v -DROVE, -DRIVEN, -DRIVING, -DRIVES to work as a codriver
CODRIVER n pl. -S one who takes turns driving a vehicle
COED n pl. -S a female student
COEDIT v -ED, -ING, -S to edit with another person
COEDITOR n pl. -S one that coedits
COEFFECT n pl. -S an accompanying effect
COELIAC adj celiac
COELOM n pl. -LOMS or -LOMATA a body cavity in some animals COELOMIC adj
COELOME n pl. -S coelom
COEMBODY v -BODIED, -BODYING, -BODIES to embody jointly
COEMPLOY v -ED, -ING, -S to employ together
COEMPT v -ED, -ING, -S to buy up the entire supply of a product
COENACT v -ED, -ING, -S to enact jointly or at the same time
COENAMOR v -ED, -ING, -S to inflame with mutual love
COENDURE v -DURED, -DURING, -DURES to endure together
COENURE n pl. -S coenurus
COENURUS n pl. -RI a tapeworm larva
COENZYME n pl. -S a substance necessary for the functioning of certain enzymes
COEQUAL n pl. -S one who is equal with another
COEQUATE v -QUATED, -QUATING, -QUATES to equate with something else
COERCE v -ERCED, -ERCING, -ERCES to compel by force or threat
COERCER n pl. -S one that coerces
COERCION n pl. -S the act of coercing
COERCIVE adj serving to coerce
COERECT v -ED, -ING, -S to erect together
COESITE n pl. -S a type of silica
COEVAL n pl. -S one of the same era or period as another
COEVALLY adv contemporarily
COEVOLVE v -VOLVED, -VOLVING, -VOLVES to evolve together
COEXERT v -ED, -ING, -S to exert jointly
COEXIST v -ED, -ING, -S to exist together
COEXTEND v -ED, -ING, -S to extend through the same space or time as another
COFACTOR n pl. -S a coenzyme
COFF v COFT, COFFING, COFFS to buy
COFFEE n pl. -S an aromatic, mildly stimulating beverage
COFFER v -ED, -ING, -S to put in a strongbox
COFFIN v -ED, -ING, -S to put in a coffin (a burial case)
COFFLE v -FLED, -FLING, -FLES to chain slaves together
COFFRET n pl. -S a small strongbox
COFOUND v -ED, -ING, -S to found jointly
COFT past tense of coff
COG v COGGED, COGGING, COGS to cheat at dice
COGENCY n pl. -CIES the state of being cogent
COGENT adj convincing COGENTLY adv
COGGED past tense of cog
COGGING present participle of cog
COGITATE v -TATED, -TATING, -TATES to ponder
COGITO n pl. -TOS a philosophical principle
COGNAC n pl. -S a brandy
COGNATE n pl. -S one that is related to another
COGNISE v -NISED, -NISING, -NISES to cognize
COGNIZE v -NIZED, -NIZING, -NIZES to become aware of in one's mind
COGNIZER n pl. -S one that cognizes
COGNOMEN n pl. -MENS or -MINA a family name
COGNOVIT n pl. -S a written admission of liability
COGON n pl. -S a tall tropical grass
COGWAY n pl. -WAYS a railway operating on steep slopes
COGWHEEL n pl. -S a toothed wheel
COHABIT v -ED, -ING, -S to live together as man and wife while unmarried
COHEAD v -ED, -ING, -S to head jointly
COHEIR n pl. -S a joint heir
COHERE v -HERED, -HERING, -HERES to stick together
COHERENT adj sticking together
COHERER n pl. -S a device used to detect radio waves
COHERING present participle of cohere
COHESION n pl. -S the act or state of cohering COHESIVE adj
COHO n pl. -HOS a small salmon
COHOBATE v -BATED, -BATING, -BATES to distill again
COHOG n pl. -S a quahog
COHOLDER n pl. -S an athlete who holds a record with another
COHORT n pl. -S a companion or associate
COHOSH n pl. -ES a medicinal plant
COHOST v -ED, -ING, -S to host jointly
COHUNE n pl. -S a palm tree
COIF v -ED, -ING, -S to style the hair
COIFFE v COIFFED, COIFFING, COIFFES to coif
COIFFEUR n pl. -S a male hairdresser
COIFFURE v -FURED, -FURING, -FURES to coif
COIGN v -ED, -ING, -S to quoin
COIGNE v COIGNED, COIGNING, COIGNES to quoin
COIL v -ED, -ING, -S to wind in even rings
COILER n pl. -S one that coils
COIN v -ED, -ING, -S to make coins (metal currency) COINABLE adj
COINAGE n pl. -S the act of making coins
COINCIDE v -CIDED, -CIDING, -CIDES to be in the same place
COINER n pl. -S one that coins
COINFER v -FERRED, -FERRING, -FERS to infer jointly
COINHERE v -HERED, -HERING, -HERES to inhere jointly
COINMATE n pl. -S a fellow inmate
COINSURE v -SURED, -SURING, -SURES to insure with another
COINTER v -TERRED, -TERRING, -TERS to bury together
COINVENT v -ED, -ING, -S to invent together
COIR n pl. -S a fiber obtained from coconut husks
COISTREL n pl. -S a knave
COISTRIL n pl. -S coistrel
COITION n pl. -S coitus
COITUS n pl. -ES sexual intercourse COITAL adj COITALLY adv
COJOIN v -ED, -ING, -S to join together
COKE v COKED, COKING, COKES to change into a carbon fuel
COKEHEAD n pl. -S a cocaine addict
COL n pl. -S a depression between two mountains
COLA n pl. -S a carbonated beverage
COLANDER n pl. -S a kitchen utensil for draining off liquids
COLD adj COLDER, COLDEST having little or no warmth
COLD n pl. -S the relative lack of heat; a chill
COLDCOCK v -ED, -ING, -S to knock unconscious
COLDISH adj somewhat cold
COLDLY adv in a cold manner
COLDNESS n pl. -ES the state of being cold
COLE n pl. -S a plant of the cabbage family
COLEAD v -LED, -LEADING, -LEADS to lead jointly
COLEADER n pl. -S one that coleads
COLESEED n pl. -S colza
COLESLAW n pl. -S a salad made of shredded raw cabbage
COLESSEE n pl. -S a joint lessee
COLESSOR n pl. -S a joint lessor
COLEUS n pl. -ES a tropical plant
COLEWORT n pl. -S cole
COLIC n pl. -S acute abdominal pain
COLICIN n pl. -S an antibacterial substance
COLICINE n pl. -S colicin
COLICKY adj pertaining to or associated with colic
COLIES pl. of coly
COLIFORM n pl. -S a bacillus of the colon
COLIN n pl. -S the bobwhite
COLINEAR adj lying in the same straight line
COLISEUM n pl. -S a large structure for public entertainment
COLISTIN n pl. -S an antibiotic
COLITIS n pl. -TISES inflammation of the colon COLITIC adj
COLLAGE v -LAGED, -LAGING, -LAGES to arrange materials in a collage (a kind of artistic composition)
COLLAGEN n pl. -S a protein
COLLAPSE v -LAPSED, -LAPSING, -LAPSES to crumble suddenly
COLLAR v -ED, -ING, -S to provide with a collar (something worn around the neck)
COLLARD n pl. -S a variety of kale
COLLARET n pl. -S a small collar
COLLATE v -LATED, -LATING, -LATES to compare critically
COLLATOR n pl. -S one that collates
COLLECT v -ED, -ING, -S to bring together in a group
COLLEEN n pl. -S an Irish girl
COLLEGE n pl. -S a school of higher learning
COLLEGER n pl. -S a student supported by funds from his college
COLLEGIA n/pl soviet executive councils
COLLET v -ED, -ING, -S to set a gem in a rim or ring
COLLIDE v -LIDED, -LIDING, -LIDES to come together with violent impact
COLLIDER n pl. -S a type of particle accelerator
COLLIE n pl. -S a large dog
COLLIED past tense of colly
COLLIER n pl. -S a coal miner
COLLIERY n pl. -LIERIES a coal mine
COLLIES present 3d person sing. of colly
COLLINS n pl. -ES an alcoholic beverage
COLLOGUE v -LOGUED, -LOGUING, -LOGUES to conspire
COLLOID n pl. -S a type of chemical suspension
COLLOP n pl. -S a small portion of meat
COLLOQUY n pl. -QUIES a conversation
COLLUDE v -LUDED, -LUDING, -LUDES to conspire
COLLUDER n pl. -S one that colludes
COLLUVIA n/pl rock debris
COLLY v -LIED, -LYING, -LIES to blacken with coal dust
COLLYRIA n/pl medicinal lotions
COLOBOMA n pl. -MATA a lesion of the eye
COLOBUS n pl. -BI a long-tailed monkey
COLOCATE v -CATED, -CATING, -CATES to place two or more housing units in close proximity
COLOG n pl. -S the logarithm of the reciprocal of a number
COLOGNE n pl. -S a scented liquid COLOGNED adj
COLON n pl. -ES a monetary unit of Costa Rica
COLON n pl. -S a section of the large intestine
COLONE n pl. -S colon
COLONEL n pl. -S a military officer
COLONI pl. of colonus
COLONIAL n pl. -S a citizen of a colony
COLONIC n pl. -S irrigation of the colon
COLONIES pl. of colony
COLONISE v -NISED, -NISING, -NISES to colonize
COLONIST n pl. -S one who settles a colony
COLONIZE v -NIZED, -NIZING, -NIZES to establish a colony
COLONUS n pl. -NI a freeborn serf
COLONY n pl. -NIES a group of emigrants living in a new land
COLOPHON n pl. -S an inscription placed at the end of a book
COLOR v -ED, -ING, -S to give color (a visual attribute of objects) to
COLORADO adj of medium strength and color -- used of cigars
COLORANT n pl. -S a pigment or dye
COLORED adj having color
COLORER n pl. -S one that colors
COLORFUL adj full of color
COLORING n pl. -S appearance in regard to color
COLORISM n pl. -S coloring
COLORIST n pl. -S a person skilled in the use of color
COLORIZE v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES to give color to a black-and-white film
COLORMAN n pl. -MEN a sportscaster who provides commentary during a game
COLOSSAL adj gigantic
COLOSSUS n pl. -LOSSI or -LOSSUSES a gigantic statue
COLOTOMY n pl. -MIES a surgical incision of the colon
COLOUR v -ED, -ING, -S to color
COLOURER n pl. -S colorer
COLPITIS n pl. -TISES a vaginal inflammation
COLT n pl. -S a young male horse COLTISH adj
COLTER n pl. -S a blade on a plow
COLUBRID n pl. -S any of a large family of snakes
COLUGO n pl. -GOS a small mammal
COLUMBIC adj pertaining to niobium
COLUMEL n pl. -S a small column-like anatomical part
COLUMN n pl. -S a vertical cylindrical support COLUMNAL, COLUMNAR, COLUMNED adj
COLURE n pl. -S an astronomical circle
COLY n pl. COLIES an African bird
COLZA n pl. -S a plant of the cabbage family
COMA n pl. -MAE a tuft of silky hairs
COMA n pl. -S a condition of prolonged unconsciousness
COMAKE v -MADE, -MAKING, -MAKES to serve as comaker for another's loan
COMAKER n pl. -S one who assumes financial responsibility for another's default
COMAL adj comose
COMANAGE v -AGED, -AGING, -AGES to manage jointly
COMATE n pl. -S a companion
COMATIC adj having blurred vision as a result of coma
COMATIK n pl. -S komatik
COMATOSE adj affected with coma
COMATULA n pl. -LAE a marine animal
COMB v -ED, -ING, -S to arrange or clean with a comb (a toothed instrument)
COMBAT v -BATED, -BATING, -BATS or -BATTED, -BATTING, -BATS to fight against
COMBATER n pl. -S one that combats
COMBE n pl. -S a narrow valley
COMBER n pl. -S one that combs
COMBINE v -BINED, -BINING, -BINES to blend
COMBINER n pl. -S one that combines
COMBINGS n/pl hair removed by a comb
COMBINING present participle of combine
COMBLIKE adj resembling a comb
COMBO n pl. -BOS a small jazz band
COMBUST v -ED, -ING, -S to burn
COME v CAME, COMING, COMES or COMETH to move toward something or someone
COMEBACK n pl. -S a return to former prosperity
COMEDIAN n pl. -S a humorous entertainer
COMEDIC adj pertaining to comedy
COMEDIES pl. of comedy
COMEDO n pl. -DOS or -DONES a skin blemish
COMEDOWN n pl. -S a drop in status
COMEDY n pl. -DIES a humorous play, movie, or other work
COMELY adj -LIER, -LIEST pleasing to look at COMELILY adv
COMEMBER n pl. -S one that shares membership
COMER n pl. -S one showing great promise
COMET n pl. -S a celestial body COMETARY adj
COMETH a present 3d person sing. of come
COMETHER n pl. -S an affair or matter
COMETIC adj pertaining to a comet
COMFIER comparative of comfy
COMFIEST superlative of comfy
COMFIT n pl. -S a candy
COMFORT v -ED, -ING, -S to soothe in time of grief
COMFREY n pl. -FREYS a coarse herb
COMFY adj -FIER, -FIEST comfortable
COMIC n pl. -S a comedian
COMICAL adj funny
COMING n pl. -S arrival
COMINGLE v -GLED, -GLING, -GLES to blend thoroughly
COMITIA n pl. COMITIA a public assembly in ancient Rome COMITIAL adj
COMITY n pl. -TIES civility
COMIX n/pl comic books or strips
COMMA n pl. -MAS or -MATA a fragment of a few words or feet in ancient prosody
COMMAND v -ED, -ING, -S to direct with authority
COMMANDO n pl. -DOES or -DOS a military unit
COMMATA a pl. of comma
COMMENCE v -MENCED, -MENCING, -MENCES to begin
COMMEND v -ED, -ING, -S to praise
COMMENT v -ED, -ING, -S to remark
COMMERCE v -MERCED, -MERCING, -MERCES to commune
COMMIE n pl. -S a Communist
COMMIES pl. of commy
COMMIT v -MITTED, -MITTING, -MITS to do, perform, or perpetrate
COMMIX v -MIXED or -MIXT, -MIXING, -MIXES to mix together
COMMODE n pl. -S a cabinet
COMMON adj -MONER, -MONEST ordinary
COMMON n pl. -S a tract of publicly used land
COMMONER n pl. -S one of the common people
COMMONLY adv in a common manner
COMMOVE v -MOVED, -MOVING, -MOVES to move violently
COMMUNAL adj belonging to a community; public
COMMUNE v -MUNED, -MUNING, -MUNES to converse intimately
COMMUTE v -MUTED, -MUTING, -MUTES to exchange
COMMUTER n pl. -S one that commutes
COMMY n pl. -MIES commie
COMOSE adj bearing a tuft of silky hairs
COMOUS adj comose
COMP v -ED, -ING, -S to play a jazz accompaniment
COMPACT adj -PACTER, -PACTEST closely and firmly united
COMPACT v -ED, -ING, -S to pack closely together
COMPADRE n pl. -S a close friend
COMPANY v -NIED, -NYING, -NIES to associate with
COMPARE v -PARED, -PARING, -PARES to represent as similar
COMPARER n pl. -S one that compares
COMPART v -ED, -ING, -S to divide into parts
COMPASS v -ED, -ING, -ES to go around
COMPEER v -ED, -ING, -S to equal or match
COMPEL v -PELLED, -PELLING, -PELS to urge forcefully
COMPEND n pl. -S a brief summary
COMPERE v -PERED, -PERING, -PERES to act as master of ceremonies
COMPETE v -PETED, -PETING, -PETES to vie
COMPILE v -PILED, -PILING, -PILES to collect into a volume
COMPILER n pl. -S one that compiles
COMPLAIN v -ED, -ING, -S to express discontent
COMPLEAT adj highly skilled
COMPLECT v -ED, -ING, -S to weave together
COMPLETE adj -PLETER, -PLETEST having all necessary parts
COMPLETE v -PLETED, -PLETING, -PLETES to bring to an end
COMPLEX adj -PLEXER, -PLEXEST complicated
COMPLEX v -ED, -ING, -ES to make complex
COMPLICE n pl. -S an associate
COMPLIED past tense of comply
COMPLIER n pl. -S one that complies
COMPLIES present 3d person sing. of comply
COMPLIN n pl. -S compline
COMPLINE n pl. -S the last liturgical prayer of the day
COMPLOT v -PLOTTED, -PLOTTING, -PLOTS to conspire
COMPLY v -PLIED, -PLYING, -PLIES to obey
COMPO n pl. -POS a mixed substance
COMPONE adj compony
COMPONY adj composed of squares of alternating colors
COMPORT v -ED, -ING, -S to conduct oneself in a certain way
COMPOSE v -POSED, -POSING, -POSES to form the substance of
COMPOSER n pl. -S one that writes music
COMPOST v -ED, -ING, -S to fertilize
COMPOTE n pl. -S fruit stewed in syrup
COMPOUND v -ED, -ING, -S to add to
COMPRESS v -ED, -ING, -ES to compact
COMPRISE v -PRISED, -PRISING, -PRISES to include or contain
COMPRIZE v -PRIZED, -PRIZING, -PRIZES to comprise
COMPT v -ED, -ING, -S to count
COMPUTE v -PUTED, -PUTING, -PUTES to calculate
COMPUTER n pl. -S a machine that computes automatically
COMRADE n pl. -S a close friend
COMTE n pl. -S a French nobleman
CON v CONNED, CONNING, CONS to study carefully
CONATION n pl. -S the inclination to act purposefully CONATIVE adj
CONATUS n pl. CONATUS an effort
CONCAVE v -CAVED, -CAVING, -CAVES to make concave (curving inward)
CONCEAL v -ED, -ING, -S to keep from sight or discovery
CONCEDE v -CEDED, -CEDING, -CEDES to acknowledge as true
CONCEDER n pl. -S one that concedes
CONCEIT v -ED, -ING, -S to imagine
CONCEIVE v -CEIVED, -CEIVING, -CEIVES to understand
CONCENT n pl. -S harmony
CONCEPT n pl. -S a general idea
CONCERN v -ED, -ING, -S to be of interest to
CONCERT v -ED, -ING, -S to plan
CONCERTO n pl. -TOS or -TI a musical composition
CONCH n pl. -S or -ES a marine mollusk
CONCHA n pl. -CHAE an anatomical shell-like structure CONCHAL adj
CONCHIE n pl. -S conchy
CONCHOID n pl. -S a type of geometric curve
CONCHY n pl. -CHIES a conscientious objector
CONCISE adj -CISER, -CISEST succinct
CONCLAVE n pl. -S a secret meeting
CONCLUDE v -CLUDED, -CLUDING, -CLUDES to finish
CONCOCT v -ED, -ING, -S to prepare by combining ingredients
CONCORD n pl. -S a state of agreement
CONCRETE v -CRETED, -CRETING, -CRETES to solidify
CONCUR v -CURRED, -CURRING, -CURS to agree
CONCUSS v -ED, -ING, -ES to injure the brain by a violent blow
CONDEMN v -ED, -ING, -S to criticize severely
CONDENSE v -DENSED, -DENSING, -DENSES to compress
CONDIGN adj deserved; appropriate
CONDO n pl. -DOS or -DOES an individually owned unit in a multiunit structure
CONDOLE v -DOLED, -DOLING, -DOLES to mourn
CONDOLER n pl. -S one that condoles
CONDOM n pl. -S a prophylactic
CONDONE v -DONED, -DONING, -DONES to forgive or overlook
CONDONER n pl. -S one that condones
CONDOR n pl. -S or -ES a coin of Chile
CONDUCE v -DUCED, -DUCING, -DUCES to contribute to a result
CONDUCER n pl. -S one that conduces
CONDUCT v -ED, -ING, -S to lead or guide
CONDUIT n pl. -S a channel or pipe for conveying fluids
CONDYLE n pl. -S a protuberance on a bone CONDYLAR adj
CONE v CONED, CONING, CONES to shape like a cone (a geometric solid)
CONELRAD n pl. -S a system of defense in the event of air attack
CONENOSE n pl. -S a bloodsucking insect
CONEPATE n pl. -S a skunk
CONEPATL n pl. -S conepate
CONEY n pl. -NEYS cony
CONFAB v -FABBED, -FABBING, -FABS to chat
CONFECT v -ED, -ING, -S to prepare from various ingredients
CONFER v -FERRED, -FERRING, -FERS to bestow
CONFEREE n pl. -S one upon whom something is conferred
CONFERVA n pl. -VAE or -VAS a freshwater alga
CONFESS v -ED, -ING, -ES to acknowledge or disclose
CONFETTO n pl. -TI a bonbon
CONFIDE v -FIDED, -FIDING, -FIDES to reveal in trust or confidence
CONFIDER n pl. -S one that confides
CONFINE v -FINED, -FINING, -FINES to shut within an enclosure
CONFINER n pl. -S one that confines
CONFIRM v -ED, -ING, -S to assure the validity of
CONFIT n pl. -S meat cooked and preserved in its own fat
CONFLATE v -FLATED, -FLATING, -FLATES to blend
CONFLICT v -ED, -ING, -S to come into opposition
CONFLUX n pl. -ES a flowing together of streams
CONFOCAL adj having the same focus or foci
CONFORM v -ED, -ING, -S to become the same or similar
CONFOUND v -ED, -ING, -S to confuse
CONFRERE n pl. -S a colleague
CONFRONT v -ED, -ING, -S to face defiantly
CONFUSE v -FUSED, -FUSING, -FUSES to mix up mentally
CONFUTE v -FUTED, -FUTING, -FUTES to disprove
CONFUTER n pl. -S one that confutes
CONGA v -ED, -ING, -S to perform a conga (Latin American dance)
CONGE n pl. -S permission to depart
CONGEAL v -ED, -ING, -S to change from a fluid to a solid
CONGEE v -GEED, -GEEING, -GEES to bow politely
CONGENER n pl. -S one of the same kind or class
CONGER n pl. -S a marine eel
CONGEST v -ED, -ING, -S to fill to excess
CONGIUS n pl. -GII an ancient unit of measure
CONGLOBE v -GLOBED, -GLOBING, -GLOBES to become a globule
CONGO n pl. -GOES an eellike amphibian
CONGO n pl. -GOS congou
CONGOU n pl. -S a Chinese tea
CONGRATS n/pl congratulations
CONGRESS v -ED, -ING, -ES to assemble together
CONI pl. of conus
CONIC n pl. -S a geometric curve
CONICAL adj shaped like a cone
CONICITY n pl. -TIES the state of being conical
CONIDIUM n pl. -NIDIA a fungus spore CONIDIAL, CONIDIAN adj
CONIES pl. of cony
CONIFER n pl. -S an evergreen tree
CONIINE n pl. -S a poisonous alkaloid
CONIN n pl. -S coniine
CONINE n pl. -S coniine
CONING present participle of cone
CONIOSIS n pl. -OSES an infection caused by the inhalation of dust
CONIUM n pl. -S a poisonous herb
CONJOIN v -ED, -ING, -S to join together CONJOINT adj
CONJUGAL adj pertaining to marriage
CONJUNCT n pl. -S one that is joined with another
CONJURE v -JURED, -JURING, -JURES to summon a spirit
CONJURER n pl. -S a sorcerer
CONJUROR n pl. -S conjurer
CONK v -ED, -ING, -S to hit on the head
CONKER n pl. -S a chestnut used in a British game
CONKY adj full of a tree fungus
CONN v -ED, -ING, -S to direct the steering of a ship
CONNATE adj innate
CONNECT v -ED, -ING, -S to join together
CONNED past tense of con
CONNER n pl. -S one that cons
CONNING present participle of con
CONNIVE v -NIVED, -NIVING, -NIVES to feign ignorance of wrongdoing
CONNIVER n pl. -S one that connives
CONNOTE v -NOTED, -NOTING, -NOTES to imply another meaning besides the literal one
CONODONT n pl. -S a fossil
CONOID n pl. -S a geometric solid CONOIDAL adj
CONQUER v -ED, -ING, -S to overcome by force
CONQUEST n pl. -S the act of conquering
CONQUIAN n pl. -S a card game
CONSENT v -ED, -ING, -S to permit or approve
CONSERVE v -SERVED, -SERVING, -SERVES to protect from loss or depletion
CONSIDER v -ED, -ING, -S to think about
CONSIGN v -ED, -ING, -S to give over to another's care
CONSIST v -ED, -ING, -S to be made up or composed
CONSOL n pl. -S a government bond
CONSOLE v -SOLED, -SOLING, -SOLES to comfort
CONSOLER n pl. -S one that consoles
CONSOMME n pl. -S a clear soup
CONSORT v -ED, -ING, -S to keep company
CONSPIRE v -SPIRED, -SPIRING, -SPIRES to plan secretly with another
CONSTANT n pl. -S something that does not vary
CONSTRUE v -STRUED, -STRUING, -STRUES to interpret
CONSUL n pl. -S an official serving abroad CONSULAR adj
CONSULT v -ED, -ING, -S to ask an opinion of
CONSUME v -SUMED, -SUMING, -SUMES to use up
CONSUMER n pl. -S one that consumes
CONTACT v -ED, -ING, -S to communicate with
CONTAGIA n/pl causative agents of infectious diseases
CONTAIN v -ED, -ING, -S to hold within
CONTE n pl. -S a short story
CONTEMN v -ED, -ING, -S to scorn
CONTEMPT n pl. -S the feeling of one who views something as mean, vile, or worthless
CONTEND v -ED, -ING, -S to vie
CONTENT v -ED, -ING, -S to satisfy
CONTEST v -ED, -ING, -S to compete for
CONTEXT n pl. -S the part of a discourse in which a particular word or phrase appears
CONTINUA n/pl mathematical sets
CONTINUE v -UED, -UING, -UES to go on with
CONTINUO n pl. -UOS a type of instrumental part
CONTO n pl. -TOS a Portuguese money of account
CONTORT v -ED, -ING, -S to twist out of shape
CONTOUR v -ED, -ING, -S to make the outline of
CONTRA n pl. -S a Nicaraguan revolutionary
CONTRACT v -ED, -ING, -S to decrease in size or volume
CONTRAIL n pl. -S a visible trail of water vapor from an aircraft
CONTRARY n pl. -TRARIES an opposite
CONTRAST v -ED, -ING, -S to place in opposition to set off differences
CONTRITE adj deeply sorry for one's sins
CONTRIVE v -TRIVED, -TRIVING, -TRIVES to devise
CONTROL v -TROLLED, -TROLLING, -TROLS to exercise authority over
CONTUSE v -TUSED, -TUSING, -TUSES to bruise
CONUS n pl. CONI an anatomical part in mammals
CONVECT v -ED, -ING, -S to transfer heat by a process of circulation
CONVENE v -VENED, -VENING, -VENES to assemble
CONVENER n pl. -S one that convenes
CONVENOR n pl. -S convener
CONVENT v -ED, -ING, -S to convene
CONVERGE v -VERGED, -VERGING, -VERGES to come together
CONVERSE v -VERSED, -VERSING, -VERSES to speak together
CONVERT v -ED, -ING, -S to change into another form
CONVEX n pl. -ES a surface or body that is convex (curving outward)
CONVEXLY adv in a convex manner
CONVEY v -ED, -ING, -S to transport
CONVEYER n pl. -S one that conveys
CONVEYOR n pl. -S conveyer
CONVICT v -ED, -ING, -S to prove guilty
CONVINCE v -VINCED, -VINCING, -VINCES to cause to believe something
CONVOKE v -VOKED, -VOKING, -VOKES to cause to assemble
CONVOKER n pl. -S one that convokes
CONVOLVE v -VOLVED, -VOLVING, -VOLVES to roll together
CONVOY v -ED, -ING, -S to escort
CONVULSE v -VULSED, -VULSING, -VULSES to shake violently
CONY n pl. CONIES a rabbit
COO v COOED, COOING, COOS to make the sound of a dove
COOCH n pl. -ES a sinuous dance
COOCOO adj crazy
COOEE v COOEED, COOEEING, COOEES to cry out shrilly
COOER n pl. -S one that coos
COOEY v -EYED, -EYING, -EYS to cooee
COOF n pl. -S a dolt
COOINGLY adv in the manner of cooing doves; affectionately
COOK v -ED, -ING, -S to prepare food by heating COOKABLE adj
COOKBOOK n pl. -S a book of recipes
COOKER n pl. -S one that cooks
COOKERY n pl. -ERIES the art of cooking
COOKEY n pl. -EYS cookie
COOKIE n pl. -S a small, flat cake
COOKING n pl. -S the act of one that cooks
COOKLESS adj having no person that cooks
COOKOUT n pl. -S a meal eaten and prepared outdoors
COOKSHOP n pl. -S a shop that sells cooked food
COOKTOP n pl. -S a counter-top cooking apparatus
COOKWARE n pl. -S utensils used in cooking
COOKY n pl. COOKIES cookie
COOL adj COOLER, COOLEST moderately cold
COOL v -ED, -ING, -S to make less warm
COOLANT n pl. -S a fluid used to cool engines
COOLDOWN n pl. -S a gradual return of physiological functions to normal levels after strenuous exercise
COOLER n pl. -S something that cools
COOLIE n pl. -S an Oriental laborer
COOLIES pl. of cooly
COOLISH adj somewhat cool
COOLLY adv in a cool manner
COOLNESS n pl. -ES the state of being cool
COOLTH n pl. -S coolness
COOLY n pl. COOLIES coolie
COOMB n pl. -S combe
COOMBE n pl. -S combe
COON n pl. -S a raccoon
COONCAN n pl. -S conquian
COONSKIN n pl. -S the pelt of a raccoon
COONTIE n pl. -S a tropical plant
COOP v -ED, -ING, -S to confine
COOPER v -ED, -ING, -S to make or mend barrels
COOPERY n pl. -ERIES the trade of coopering
COOPT v -ED, -ING, -S to elect or appoint
COOPTION n pl. -S the act of coopting
COOT n pl. -S an aquatic bird
COOTER n pl. -S a turtle
COOTIE n pl. -S a body louse
COP v COPPED, COPPING, COPS to steal
COPAIBA n pl. -S a resin
COPAL n pl. -S a resin
COPALM n pl. -S a hardwood tree
COPARENT n pl. -S a fellow parent
COPASTOR n pl. -S one that shares the duties of a pastor
COPATRON n pl. -S a fellow patron
COPE v COPED, COPING, COPES to contend or strive
COPECK n pl. -S kopeck
COPEMATE n pl. -S an antagonist
COPEN n pl. -S a blue color
COPEPOD n pl. -S a minute crustacean
COPER n pl. -S a horse dealer
COPIED past tense of copy
COPIER n pl. -S one that copies
COPIES present 3d person sing. of copy
COPIHUE n -pl. -S a climbing vine
COPILOT n pl. -S an assistant pilot
COPING n pl. -S the top part of a wall
COPIOUS adj abundant
COPLANAR adj lying in the same plane
COPLOT v -PLOTTED, -PLOTTING, -PLOTS to plot together
COPPED past tense of cop
COPPER v -ED, -ING, -S to cover with copper (a metallic element)
COPPERAH n pl. -S copra
COPPERAS n pl. -ES a compound used in making inks
COPPERY adj resembling copper
COPPICE v -PICED, -PICING, -PICES to cause to grow in the form of a coppice (a thicket)
COPPING present participle of cop
COPPRA n pl. -S copra
COPRA n pl. -S dried coconut meat
COPRAH n pl. -S copra
COPREMIA n pl. -S a form of blood poisoning COPREMIC adj
COPRINCE n pl. -S one of two princes ruling jointly
COPSE n pl. -S a coppice
COPTER n pl. -S a helicopter
COPULA n pl. -LAS or -LAE something that links COPULAR adj
COPULATE v -LATED, -LATING, -LATES to engage in coitus
COPURIFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to become purified with another substance
COPY v COPIED, COPYING, COPIES to imitate
COPYBOOK n pl. -S a book used in teaching penmanship
COPYBOY n pl. -BOYS an office boy
COPYCAT v -CATTED, -CATTING, -CATS to imitate
COPYDESK n pl. -S an editor's desk in a newspaper office
COPYEDIT v -ED, -ING, -S to prepare copy for the printer
COPYHOLD n pl. -S a type of ownership of land
COPYIST n pl. -S an imitator
COPYREAD v -READ, -READING, -READS to copyedit
COQUET v -QUETTED, -QUETTING, -QUETS to flirt
COQUETRY n pl. -TRIES flirtatious behavior
COQUETTE v -QUETTED, -QUETTING, -QUETTES to coquet
COQUILLE n pl. -S a cooking utensil
COQUINA n pl. -S a small marine clam
COQUITO n pl. -TOS a palm tree
COR interj -- used to express surprise, admiration, or irritation
CORACLE n pl. -S a small boat
CORACOID n pl. -S a bone of the shoulder girdle
CORAL n pl. -S a mass of marine animal skeletons
CORANTO n pl. -TOS or -TOES courante
CORBAN n pl. -S an offering to God
CORBEIL n pl. -S a sculptured fruit basket
CORBEL v -BELED, -BELING, -BELS or -BELLED, -BELLING, -BELS to provide a wall with a bracket
CORBIE n pl. -S a raven or crow
CORBINA n pl. -S a food and game fish
CORBY n pl. CORBIES corbie
CORD v -ED, -ING, -S to fasten with a cord (a thin rope)
CORDAGE n pl. -S the amount of wood in an area
CORDATE adj heart-shaped
CORDELLE v -DELLED, -DELLING, -DELLES to tow a boat with a cordelle (a towrope)
CORDER n pl. -S one that cords
CORDIAL n pl. -S a liqueur
CORDING n pl. -S the ribbed surface of cloth
CORDITE n pl. -S an explosive powder
CORDLESS adj having no cord
CORDLIKE adj resembling a cord
CORDOBA n pl. -S a monetary unit of Nicaragua
CORDON v -ED, -ING, -S to form a barrier around
CORDOVAN n pl. -S a fine leather
CORDUROY v -ED, -ING, -S to build a type of road
CORDWAIN n pl. -S cordovan
CORDWOOD n pl. -S wood used for fuel
CORE v CORED, CORING, CORES to remove the core (the central part) of
COREDEEM v -ED, -ING, -S to redeem jointly
COREIGN n pl. -S a joint reign
CORELATE v -LATED, -LATING, -LATES to place into mutual or reciprocal relation
CORELESS adj having no core
COREMIUM n pl. -MIA an organ of certain fungi
CORER n pl. -S a utensil for coring apples
CORF n pl. CORVES a wagon used in a mine
CORGI n pl. -S a short-legged dog
CORING present participle of core
CORIUM n pl. -RIA a skin layer
CORK v -ED, -ING, -S to stop up
CORKAGE n pl. -S a charge for wine in a restaurant
CORKER n pl. -S one that corks
CORKIER comparative of corky
CORKIEST superlative of corky
CORKLIKE adj resembling cork (a porous tree bark)
CORKWOOD n pl. -S a small tree
CORKY adj CORKIER, CORKIEST corklike
CORM n pl. -S a stem of certain plants CORMOID, CORMOUS, CORMLIKE adj
CORMEL n pl. -S a small corm
CORN v -ED, -ING, -S to preserve with salt
CORNBALL n pl. -S a hick
CORNCAKE n pl. -S a cake made of cornmeal
CORNCOB n pl. -S the woody core of an ear of corn
CORNCRIB n pl. -S a building in which corn is stored
CORNEA n pl. -S a part of the eye CORNEAL adj
CORNEL n pl. -S a hardwood tree or shrub
CORNEOUS adj of a hornlike texture
CORNER v -ED, -ING, -S to gain control of
CORNET n pl. -S a trumpetlike instrument
CORNETCY n -CIES a rank in the British cavalry
CORNFED adj fed on corn
CORNHUSK n pl. -S the husk covering an ear of corn
CORNICE v -NICED, -NICING, -NICES to decorate with a molding
CORNICHE n pl. -S a road built along a cliff
CORNICLE n pl. -S a part of an aphid
CORNIER comparative of corny
CORNIEST superlative of corny
CORNILY adv in a corny manner
CORNMEAL n pl. -S meal made from corn
CORNPONE adj having simple, folksy qualities
CORNROW v -ED, -ING, -S to braid hair tightly in rows close to the scalp
CORNU n pl. -NUA a hornlike bone formation CORNUAL adj
CORNUS n pl. -ES a cornel
CORNUTE adj horn-shaped
CORNUTED adj cornute
CORNUTO n pl. -TOS the husband of an unfaithful wife
CORNY adj CORNIER, CORNIEST trite
CORODY n pl. -DIES an allowance of food or clothes
COROLLA n pl. -S a protective covering of a flower
CORONA n pl. -NAS or -NAE a luminous circle around a celestial body
CORONACH n pl. -S a dirge
CORONAL n pl. -S a wreath worn on the head
CORONARY n pl. -NARIES an artery supplying blood to the heart
CORONATE v -NATED, -NATING, -NATES to crown
CORONEL n pl. -S coronal
CORONER n pl. -S an officer who investigates questionable deaths
CORONET n pl. -S a small crown
CORONOID adj crown-shaped
COROTATE v -TATED, -TATING, -TATES to rotate together
CORPORA pl. of corpus
CORPORAL n pl. -S a military rank
CORPS n pl. CORPS a military unit
CORPSE n pl. -S a dead body
CORPSMAN n pl. -MEN an enlisted man trained in first aid
CORPUS n pl. -PORA a human or animal body
CORRADE v -RADED, -RADING, -RADES to erode
CORRAL v -RALLED, -RALLING, -RALS to place livestock in a corral (an enclosure)
CORRECT adj -RECTER, -RECTEST free from error
CORRECT v -ED, -ING, -S to make free from error
CORRIDA n pl. -S a bullfight
CORRIDOR n pl. -S a narrow hallway
CORRIE n pl. -S a cirque
CORRIVAL n pl. -S a rival or opponent
CORRODE v -RODED, -RODING, -RODES to eat away gradually
CORRODY n pl. -DIES corody
CORRUPT adj -RUPTER, -RUPTEST dishonest and venal
CORRUPT v -ED, -ING, -S to subvert the honesty or integrity of
CORSAC n pl. -S an Asian fox
CORSAGE n pl. -S a small bouquet of flowers
CORSAIR n pl. -S a pirate
CORSE n pl. -S a corpse
CORSELET n pl. -S a piece of body armor
CORSET v -ED, -ING, -S to fit with a corset (a supporting undergarment)
CORSETRY n pl. -RIES the work of making corsets
CORSLET n pl. -S corselet
CORTEGE n pl. -S a retinue
CORTEX n pl. -TICES or -TEXES the outer layer of an organ CORTICAL adj
CORTIN n pl. -S a hormone
CORTISOL n pl. -S a hormone
CORULER n pl. -S one that rules jointly
CORUNDUM n pl. -S a hard mineral
CORVEE n pl. -S an obligation to perform feudal service
CORVES pl. of corf
CORVET n pl. -S corvette
CORVETTE n pl. -S a small, swift warship
CORVINA n pl. -S corbina
CORVINE adj pertaining or belonging to the crow family of birds
CORY n pl. CORY a former monetary unit of Guinea
CORYBANT n pl. -BANTS or -BANTES a reveler
CORYMB n pl. -S a flower cluster CORYMBED adj
CORYPHEE n pl. -S a ballet dancer
CORYZA n pl. -S a head cold CORYZAL adj
COS n pl. -ES a variety of lettuce
COSCRIPT v -ED, -ING, -S to collaborate in preparing a script for
COSEC n pl. -S cosecant
COSECANT n pl. -S a trigonometric function of an angle
COSET n pl. -S a mathematical subset
COSEY n pl. -SEYS a cozy
COSH v -ED, -ING, -ES to bludgeon
COSHER v -ED, -ING, -S to coddle
COSIE n pl. -S a cozy
COSIED past tense of cosy
COSIER comparative of cosy
COSIES present 3d person sing. of cosy
COSIEST superlative of cosy
COSIGN v -ED, -ING, -S to sign jointly
COSIGNER n pl. -S one that cosigns
COSILY adv in a cosy manner
COSINE n pl. -S a trigonometric function of an angle
COSINESS n pl. -ES coziness
COSMETIC n pl. -S a beauty preparation
COSMIC adj pertaining to the cosmos
COSMICAL adj cosmic
COSMISM n pl. -S a philosophical theory
COSMIST n pl. -S a supporter of cosmism
COSMOS n pl. -ES the universe regarded as an orderly system
COSS n pl. COSS kos
COSSACK n pl. -S a Russian cavalryman
COSSET v -ED, -ING, -S to fondle
COST v COST COSTED, COSTING, COSTS to estimate a price for production of
COSTA n pl. -TAE a rib COSTAL adj
COSTAR v -STARRED, -STARRING, -STARS to star with another actor
COSTARD n pl. -S a large cooking apple
COSTATE adj having a rib or ribs
COSTER n pl. -S a hawker of fruit or vegetables
COSTIVE adj constipated
COSTLESS adj free of charge
COSTLY adj -LIER, -LIEST expensive
COSTMARY n pl. -MARIES an herb used in salads
COSTREL n pl. -S a flask
COSTUME v -TUMED, -TUMING, -TUMES to supply with a costume (a style of dress)
COSTUMER n pl. -S one that costumes
COSTUMEY adj of or pertaining to a costume
COSTUMING present participle of costume
COSY adj COSIER, COSIEST cozy
COSY v COSIED, COSYING, COSIES cozy
COT n pl. -S a light, narrow bed
COTAN n pl. -S a trigonometric function of an angle
COTE v COTED, COTING, COTES to pass by
COTEAU n pl. -TEAUX the higher ground of a region
COTENANT n pl. -S one who is a tenant with another in the same place
COTERIE n pl. -S a clique
COTHURN n pl. -S a buskin worn by ancient Roman actors
COTHURNI n/pl cothurns
COTIDAL adj indicating coincidence of the tides
COTILLON n pl. -S a ballroom dance
COTING present participle of cote
COTQUEAN n pl. -S a vulgar woman
COTTA n pl. -TAE or -TAS a short surplice
COTTAGE n pl. -S a small house COTTAGEY adj
COTTAGER n pl. -S one that lives in a cottage
COTTAR n pl. -S cotter
COTTER n pl. -S a pin or wedge used for fastening parts together COTTERED adj
COTTIER n pl. -S cotter
COTTON v -ED, -ING, -S to take a liking
COTTONY adj resembling cotton (a soft, fibrous material)
COTYLOID adj cup-shaped
COTYPE n pl. -S a taxonomic type
COUCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to put into words
COUCHANT adj lying down
COUCHER n pl. -S one that couches
COUCHING n pl. -S a form of embroidery
COUDE adj pertaining to a type of telescope
COUGAR n pl. -S a mountain lion
COUGH v -ED, -ING, -S to expel air from the lungs noisily
COUGHER n pl. -S one that coughs
COULD past tense of can
COULDEST a past 2d person sing. of can
COULDST a past 2d person sing. of can
COULEE n pl. -S a small ravine
COULIS n pl. -LISES a thick sauce of pureed vegetable or fruit
COULISSE n pl. -S a side scene of a theatre stage
COULOIR n pl. -S a deep gorge or gully
COULOMB n pl. -S an electrical measure
COULTER n pl. -S colter
COUMARIN n pl. -S a chemical compound COUMARIC adj
COUMAROU n pl. -S the seed of a tropical tree
COUNCIL n pl. -S a group of persons appointed for a certain function
COUNSEL v -SELED, -SELING, -SELS or -SELLED, -SELLING, -SELS to advise
COUNT v -ED, -ING, -S to list or mention the units of one by one to ascertain the total
COUNTER v -ED, -ING, -S to oppose
COUNTESS n pl. -ES a noblewoman
COUNTIAN n pl. -S a resident of a county
COUNTRY n pl. -TRIES the territory of a nation
COUNTY n pl. -TIES an administrative division of a state
COUP v -ED, -ING, -S to overturn
COUPE n pl. -S an automobile with two doors
COUPLE v -PLED, -PLING, -PLES to unite in pairs
COUPLER n pl. -S one that couples
COUPLET n pl. -S a pair of successive lines of verse
COUPLING n pl. -S a joining device
COUPON n pl. -S a certificate entitling the holder to certain benefits
COURAGE n pl. -S the quality that enables one to face danger fearlessly; spirit
COURANT n pl. -S courante
COURANTE n pl. -S an old, lively dance
COURANTO n pl. -TOS or -TOES courante
COURIER n pl. -S a messenger
COURLAN n pl. -S a wading bird
COURSE v COURSED, COURSING, COURSES to cause hounds to chase game
COURSER n pl. -S one that courses
COURSING n pl. -S the pursuit of game by hounds
COURT v -ED, -ING, -S to woo
COURTER n pl. -S one that courts
COURTESY v -SIED, -SYING, -SIES to curtsy
COURTIER n pl. -S one who attends a royal court
COURTLY adj -LIER, -LIEST stately
COUSCOUS n pl. -ES a North African cereal
COUSIN n pl. -S a child of one's aunt or uncle COUSINLY adj
COUSINRY n pl. -RIES cousins collectively
COUTEAU n pl. -TEAUX a knife
COUTER n pl. -S a piece of armor for the elbow
COUTH adj COUTHER, COUTHEST sophisticated
COUTH n pl. -S refinement
COUTHIE adj COUTHIER, COUTHIEST friendly
COUTURE n pl. -S the business of dressmaking
COUVADE n pl. -S a primitive birth ritual
COVALENT adj sharing electron pairs
COVE v COVED, COVING, COVES to curve over or inward
COVEN n pl. -S a group of witches
COVENANT v -ED, -ING, -S to enter into a binding agreement
COVER v -ED, -ING, -S to place something over or upon
COVERAGE n pl. -S the extent to which something is covered
COVERALL n pl. -S a one-piece work garment
COVERER n pl. -S one that covers
COVERING n pl. -S something that covers
COVERLET n pl. -S a bed covering
COVERLID n pl. -S a coverlet
COVERT n pl. -S a hiding place
COVERTLY adv secretly
COVERUP n pl. -S something used to conceal improper activity
COVET v -ED, -ING, -S to desire greatly
COVETER n pl. -S one that covets
COVETOUS adj excessively desirous
COVEY n pl. -EYS a flock of birds
COVIN n pl. -S a conspiracy to defraud
COVING n pl. -S a concave molding
COW n pl. -S or KINE a farm animal
COW v -ED, -ING, -S to intimidate
COWAGE n pl. -S a tropical vine
COWARD n pl. -S one who lacks courage
COWARDLY adj lacking courage
COWBANE n pl. -S a poisonous plant
COWBELL n pl. -S a bell around a cow's neck
COWBERRY n pl. -RIES a pasture shrub
COWBIND n pl. -S a species of bryony
COWBIRD n pl. -S a blackbird
COWBOY n pl. -BOYS a ranch worker
COWEDLY adv in a cowed manner
COWER v -ED, -ING, -S to cringe
COWFISH n pl. -ES an aquatic mammal
COWFLAP n pl. -S cowflop
COWFLOP n pl. -S a cowpat
COWGIRL n pl. -S a female ranch worker
COWHAGE n pl. -S cowage
COWHAND n pl. -S a cowboy
COWHERB n pl. -S an annual herb
COWHERD n pl. -S one who tends cattle
COWHIDE v -HIDED, -HIDING, -HIDES to flog with a leather whip
COWIER comparative of cowy
COWIEST superlative of cowy
COWINNER n pl. -S one of two or more winners
COWL v -ED, -ING, -S to cover with a hood
COWLICK n pl. -S a lock of unruly hair
COWLING n pl. -S a covering for an aircraft engine
COWMAN n pl. -MEN one who owns cattle
COWORKER n pl. -S a fellow worker
COWPAT n pl. -S a dropping of cow dung
COWPEA n pl. -S a black-eyed pea
COWPIE n pl. -S a cowpat
COWPLOP n pl. -S a cowpat
COWPOKE n pl. -S a cowboy
COWPOX n pl. -ES a cattle disease
COWRIE n pl. -S cowry
COWRITE v -WROTE, -WRITTEN, -WRITING, -WRITES to collaborate in writing
COWRY n pl. -RIES a glossy seashell
COWSHED n pl. -S a shelter for cows
COWSKIN n pl. -S the hide of a cow
COWSLIP n pl. -S a flowering plant
COWY adj COWIER, COWIEST suggestive of a cow
COX v -ED, -ING, -ES to coxswain
COXA n pl. COXAE the hip or hip joint COXAL adj
COXALGIA n pl. -S pain in the hip COXALGIC adj
COXALGY n pl. -GIES coxalgia
COXCOMB n pl. -S a conceited dandy
COXITIS n pl. COXITIDES inflammation of the hip joint
COXSWAIN v -ED, -ING, -S to steer a racing rowboat
COY adj COYER, COYEST shy
COY v -ED, -ING, -S to caress
COYDOG n pl. -S a hybrid between a coyote and a wild dog
COYISH adj somewhat coy
COYLY adv in a coy manner
COYNESS n pl. -ES the state of being coy
COYOTE n pl. -S a small wolf
COYPOU n pl. -S a coypu
COYPU n pl. -S an aquatic rodent
COZ n pl. COZES or COZZES a cousin
COZEN v -ED, -ING, -S to deceive
COZENAGE n pl. -S the practice of cozening
COZENER n pl. -S one that cozens
COZEY n pl. -ZEYS a cozy
COZIE n pl. -S a cozy
COZIED past tense of cozy
COZIER comparative of cozy
COZIES present 3d person sing. of cozy
COZIEST superlative of cozy
COZINESS n pl. -ES the state of being cozy
COZY adj COZIER, COZIEST snug and comfortable COZILY adv
COZY v COZIED, COZYING, COZIES to attempt to get on friendly terms
COZZES a pl. of coz
CRAAL v -ED, -ING, -S to kraal
CRAB v CRABBED, CRABBING, CRABS to complain
CRABBER n pl. -S one that crabs
CRABBY adj -BIER, -BIEST grumpy CRABBILY adv
CRABMEAT n pl. -S the edible part of a crab
CRABWISE adv sideways
CRACK v -ED, -ING, -S to break without dividing into parts
CRACKER n pl. -S a thin, crisp biscuit
CRACKING n pl. -S a chemical process
CRACKLE v -LED, -LING, -ES to make a succession of snapping sounds
CRACKLY adj -LIER, -LIEST brittle
CRACKNEL n pl. -S a hard, crisp biscuit
CRACKPOT n pl. -S an eccentric person
CRACKUP n pl. -S a collision
CRACKY interj -- used to express surprise
CRADLE v -DLED, -DLING, -DLES to nurture during infancy
CRADLER n pl. -S one that cradles
CRAFT v -ED, -ING, -S to make by hand
CRAFTY adj CRAFTIER, CRAFTIEST skillful in deceiving CRAFTILY adv
CRAG n pl. -S a large jagged rock CRAGGED adj
CRAGGY adj -GIER, -GIEST full of crags CRAGGILY adv
CRAGSMAN n pl. -MEN one who climbs crags
CRAKE n pl. -S a small, harsh-voiced bird
CRAM v CRAMMED, CRAMMING, CRAMS to fill or pack tightly
CRAMBE n pl. -S an annual herb
CRAMBO n pl. -BOS or -BOES a word game
CRAMMED past tense of cram
CRAMMER n pl. -S one that crams
CRAMMING present participle of cram
CRAMOISY n pl. -SIES crimson cloth
CRAMP v -ED, -ING, -S to restrain or confine
CRAMPIT n pl. -S a piece of equipment used in curling
CRAMPON n pl. -S a device for raising heavy objects
CRAMPOON n pl. -S crampon
CRANCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to craunch
CRANE v CRANED, CRANING, CRANES to stretch out one's neck
CRANIA a pl. of cranium
CRANIAL adj pertaining to the skull
CRANIATE n pl. -S one that has a skull
CRANING present participle of crane
CRANIUM n pl. -NIUMS or -NIA the skull
CRANK adj CRANKER, CRANKEST lively
CRANK v -ED, -ING, -S to start manually
CRANKIER comparative of cranky
CRANKIEST superlative of cranky
CRANKILY adv in a cranky manner
CRANKISH adj eccentric
CRANKLE v -KLED, -KLING, -KLES to crinkle
CRANKLY adv in a crank manner
CRANKOUS adj cranky
CRANKPIN n pl. -S the handle of a crank
CRANKY adj CRANKIER, CRANKIEST grumpy
CRANNIED adj having crannies
CRANNIES pl. of cranny
CRANNOG n pl. -S an artificial island
CRANNOGE n pl. -S crannog
CRANNY n pl. -NIES a crevice CRANNIED adj
CRAP v CRAPPED, CRAPPING, CRAPS to throw a 2, 3, or 12 in a dice game
CRAPE v CRAPED, CRAPING, CRAPES to crepe
CRAPPIE n pl. -S an edible fish
CRAPPING present participle of crap
CRAPPY adj -PIER, -PIEST markedly inferior in quality
CRASES pl. of crasis
CRASH v -ED, -ING, -ES to collide noisily
CRASHER n pl. -S one that crashes
CRASIS n pl. CRASES a vowel contraction
CRASS adj CRASSER, CRASSEST grossly vulgar or stupid CRASSLY adv
CRATCH n pl. -ES a manger
CRATE v CRATED, CRATING, CRATES to put in a packing box
CRATER v -ED, -ING, -S to form cavities in a surface
CRATON n pl. -S a part of the earth's crust CRATONIC adj
CRAUNCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to crunch
CRAVAT n pl. -S a necktie
CRAVE v CRAVED, CRAVING, CRAVES to desire greatly
CRAVEN v -ED, -ING, -S to make cowardly
CRAVENLY adv in a cowardly manner
CRAVER n pl. -S one that craves
CRAVING n pl. -S a great desire
CRAW n pl. -S the stomach of an animal
CRAWDAD n pl. -S a crayfish
CRAWFISH v -ED, -ING, -ES to back out or retreat
CRAWL v -ED, -ING, -S to move with the body on or near the ground
CRAWLER n pl. -S one that crawls
CRAWLWAY n pl. -WAYS a small, low tunnel
CRAWLY adj CRAWLIER, CRAWLIEST creepy
CRAYFISH n pl. -ES a crustacean
CRAYON v -ED, -ING, -S to use a drawing implement
CRAZE v CRAZED, CRAZING, CRAZES to make insane
CRAZY adj -ZIER, -ZIEST insane CRAZILY adv
CRAZY n pl. -ZIES a crazy person
CREAK v -ED, -ING, -S to squeak
CREAKY adj CREAKIER, CREAKIEST creaking CREAKILY adv
CREAM v -ED, -ING, -S to form cream (a part of milk)
CREAMER n pl. -S a cream pitcher
CREAMERY n pl. -ERIES a dairy
CREAMY adj CREAMIER, CREAMIEST rich in cream CREAMILY adv
CREASE v CREASED, CREASING, CREASES to make a fold or winkle in
CREASER n pl. -S one that creases
CREASY adj CREASIER, CREASIEST having folds or wrinkles
CREATE v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES to cause to exist
CREATIN n pl. -S creatine
CREATINE n pl. -S a chemical compound
CREATION n pl. -S something created
CREATIVE adj having the ability to create
CREATOR n pl. -S one that creates
CREATURE n pl. -S a living being
CRECHE n pl. -S a day nursery
CREDAL adj pertaining to a creed
CREDENCE n pl. -S belief
CREDENDA n/pl articles of faith
CREDENT adj believing
CREDENZA n pl. -S a piece of furniture
CREDIBLE adj believable CREDIBLY adv
CREDIT v -ED, -ING, -S to accept as true
CREDITOR n pl. -S one to whom money is owed
CREDO n pl. -DOS a creed
CREED n pl. -S a statement of belief CREEDAL adj
CREEK n pl. -S a watercourse smaller than a river
CREEL v -ED, -ING, -S to put fish in a creel (a fish basket)
CREEP v CREPT, CREEPING, CREEPS to crawl
CREEPAGE n pl. -S gradual movement
CREEPER n pl. -S one that creeps
CREEPIE n pl. -S a low stool
CREEPY adj CREEPIER, CREEPIEST repugnant CREEPILY adv
CREESE n pl. -S kris
CREESH v -ED, -ING, -ES to grease
CREMAINS n/pl the ashes of a cremated body
CREMATE v -MATED, -MATING, -MATES to reduce to ashes by burning
CREMATOR n pl. -S one that cremates
CREME n pl. -S cream
CRENATE adj having an edge with rounded projections
CRENATED adj crenate
CRENEL v -ELED, -ELING, -ELS or -ELLED, -ELLING, -ELS to provide with crenelles
CRENELLE n pl. -S a rounded projection
CREODONT n pl. -S an extinct carnivore
CREOLE n pl. -S a type of mixed language
CREOLISE v -ISED, -ISING, -ISES to creolize
CREOLIZE v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES to cause a language to become a creole
CREOSOL n pl. -S a chemical compound
CREOSOTE v -SOTED, -SOTING, -SOTES to treat with a wood preservative
CREPE v CREPED, CREPING, CREPES to frizz the hair
CREPEY adj CREPIER, CREPIEST crinkly
CREPON n pl. -S a crinkled fabric
CREPT past tense of creep
CREPY adj CREPIER, CREPIEST crepey
CRESCENT n pl. -S the figure of the moon in its first or last quarter
CRESCIVE adj increasing
CRESOL n pl. -S a chemical disinfectant
CRESS n pl. -ES a plant used in salads
CRESSET n pl. -S a metal cup for burning oil
CREST v -ED, -ING, -S to reach a crest (a peak)
CRESTAL adj pertaining to a crest (a peak)
CRESTING n pl. -S a decorative coping
CRESYL n pl. -S tolyl
CRESYLIC adj pertaining to cresol
CRETIC n pl. -S a type of metrical foot
CRETIN n pl. -S an idiot
CRETONNE n pl. -S a heavy fabric
CREVALLE n pl. -S a food and game fish
CREVASSE v -VASSED, -VASSING, -VASSES to fissure
CREVICE n pl. -S a cleft CREVICED adj
CREW v -ED, -ING, -S to serve aboard a ship
CREWEL n pl. -S a woolen yarn
CREWLESS adj without any crewmen
CREWMAN n pl. -MEN one who serves on a ship
CREWMATE n pl. -S a fellow crewman
CREWNECK n pl. -S a sweater with a collarless neckline
CRIB v CRIBBED, CRIBBING, CRIBS to confine closely
CRIBBAGE n pl. -S a card game
CRIBBER n pl. -S one that cribs
CRIBBING n pl. -S a supporting framework
CRIBBLED adj covered with dots
CRIBROUS adj pierced with small holes
CRIBWORK n pl. -S a framework of logs
CRICETID n pl. -S a small rodent
CRICK v -ED, -ING, -S to cause a spasm of the neck
CRICKET v -ED, -ING, -S to play cricket (a ball game)
CRICKEY interj -- used as a mild oath
CRICOID n pl. -S a cartilage of the larynx
CRIED past tense of cry
CRIER n pl. -S one that cries
CRIES present 3d person sing. of cry
CRIKEY interj -- used as a mild oath
CRIME n pl. -S a violation of the law
CRIMINAL n pl. -S one who has committed a crime
CRIMMER n pl. -S krimmer
CRIMP v -ED, -ING, -S to pleat
CRIMPER n pl. -S one that crimps
CRIMPLE v -PLED, -PLING, -PLES to wrinkle
CRIMPY adj CRIMPIER, CRIMPIEST wavy
CRIMSON v -ED, -ING, -S to make crimson (a red color)
CRINGE v CRINGED, CRINGING, CRINGES to shrink in fear
CRINGER n pl. -S one that cringes
CRINGLE n pl. -S a small loop of rope
CRINITE n pl. -S a fossil crinoid
CRINKLE v -KLED, -KLING, -KLES to wrinkle
CRINKLY adj -KLIER, -KLIEST crinkled
CRINOID n pl. -S a marine animal
CRINUM n pl. -S a tropical herb
CRIOLLO n pl. -LLOS a person of Spanish ancestry
CRIPE interj -- used as a mild oath
CRIPES interj -- used as a mild oath
CRIPPLE v -PLED, -PLING, -PLES to disable or impair
CRIPPLER n pl. -S one that cripples
CRIS n pl. -ES kris
CRISIS n pl. CRISES a crucial turning point CRISIC adj
CRISP adj CRISPER, CRISPEST brittle
CRISP v -ED, -ING, -S to make crisp
CRISPATE adj curled
CRISPEN v -ED, -ING, -S to make crisp
CRISPER n pl. -S one that crisps
CRISPLY adv in a crisp manner
CRISPY adj CRISPIER, CRISPIEST crisp CRISPILY adv
CRISSUM n pl. CRISSA a region of feathers on a bird CRISSAL adj
CRISTA n pl. -TAE a part of a cell
CRISTATE adj having a projection on the head
CRITERIA n/pl standards of judgment
CRITIC n pl. -S one who judges the merits of something CRITICAL adj
CRITIQUE v -TIQUED, -TIQUING, -TIQUES to judge as a critic
CRITTER n pl. -S a creature
CRITTUR n pl. -S critter
CROAK v -ED, -ING, -S to utter a low, hoarse sound
CROAKER n pl. -S one that croaks
CROAKY adj CROAKIER, CROAKIEST low and hoarse CROAKILY adv
CROC n pl. -S a crocodile
CROCEIN n pl. -S a red dye
CROCEINE n pl. -S crocein
CROCHET v -ED, -ING, -S to do a type of needlework
CROCI a pl. of crocus
CROCINE adj pertaining to the crocus
CROCK v -ED, -ING, -S to stain or soil
CROCKERY n pl. -ERIES pottery
CROCKET n pl. -S an architectural ornament
CROCOITE n pl. -S a mineral
CROCUS n pl. -CUSES or -CI a flowering plant
CROFT n pl. -S a small tenant farm
CROFTER n pl. -S a tenant farmer
CROJIK n pl. -S a triangular sail
CROMLECH n pl. -S a dolmen
CRONE n pl. -S a withered old woman
CRONY n pl. CRONIES a close friend
CRONYISM n pl. -S a kind of political favoritism
CROOK v -ED, -ING, -S to bend
CROOKED adj -EDER, -EDEST dishonest
CROOKERY n pl. -ERIES crooked activity
CROON v -ED, -ING, -S to sing softly
CROONER n pl. -S one that croons
CROP v CROPPED, CROPPING, CROPS to cut off short
CROPLAND n pl. -S farmland
CROPLESS adj being without crops (agricultural produce)
CROPPED past tense of crop
CROPPER n pl. -S one that crops
CROPPIE n pl. -S crappie
CROPPING present participle of crop
CROQUET v -ED, -ING, -S to drive a ball away in a certain game
CROQUIS n pl. CROQUIS a sketch
CRORE n pl. -S a monetary unit of India
CROSIER n pl. -S a bishop's staff
CROSS adj CROSSER, CROSSEST ill-tempered
CROSS v -ED, -ING, -ES to intersect
CROSSARM n pl. -S a horizontal bar
CROSSBAR v -BARRED, -BARRING, -BARS to fasten with crossarms
CROSSBOW n pl. -S a kind of weapon
CROSSCUT v -CUT, -CUTTING, -CUTS to cut across
CROSSE n pl. -S a lacrosse stick
CROSSER n pl. -S one that crosses
CROSSING n pl. -S an intersection
CROSSLET n pl. -S a heraldic symbol
CROSSLY adv in a cross manner
CROSSTIE n pl. -S a transverse beam
CROSSWAY n pl. -WAYS a road that crosses another road
CROTCH n pl. -ES an angle formed by two diverging parts CROTCHED adj
CROTCHET n pl. -S a small hook
CROTON n pl. -S a tropical plant
CROUCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to stoop
CROUP n pl. -S a disease of the throat
CROUPE n pl. -S the rump of certain animals
CROUPIER n pl. -S an attendant in a casino
CROUPOUS adj pertaining to croup
CROUPY adj CROUPIER, CROUPIEST affected with croup CROUPILY adv
CROUSE adj lively CROUSELY adv
CROUTON n pl. -S a small cube of toasted bread
CROW v -ED, -ING, -S to boast
CROWBAR v -BARRED, -BARRING, -BARS to use a steel bar as a lever
CROWD v -ED, -ING, -S to press into an insufficient space
CROWDER n pl. -S one that crowds
CROWDIE n pl. -S crowdy
CROWDY n pl. -DIES porridge
CROWER n pl. -S one that crows
CROWFOOT n pl. -FOOTS or -FEET a flowering plant
CROWN v -ED, -ING, -S to supply with a crown (a royal headpiece)
CROWNER n pl. -S a coroner
CROWNET n pl. -S a coronet
CROWSTEP n pl. -S a step on top of a wall
CROZE n pl. -S a tool used in barrel-making
CROZER n pl. -S a croze
CROZIER n pl. -S crosier
CRUCES a pl. of crux
CRUCIAL adj of supreme importance
CRUCIAN n pl. -S a European fish
CRUCIATE adj cross-shaped
CRUCIBLE n pl. -S a heat-resistant vessel
CRUCIFER n pl. -S one who carries a cross
CRUCIFIX n pl. -ES a cross bearing an image of Christ
CRUCIFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to put to death on a cross
CRUCK n pl. -S a curved roof timber
CRUD v CRUDDED, CRUDDING, CRUDS to curd
CRUDDY adj -DIER, -DIEST filthy; contemptible
CRUDE adj CRUDER, CRUDEST unrefined CRUDELY adv
CRUDE n pl. -S unrefined petroleum
CRUDITES n/pl pieces of raw vegetables served with a dip
CRUDITY n pl. -TIES the state of being crude
CRUEL adj CRUELER, CRUELEST CRUELLER, CRUELLEST indifferent to the pain of others CRUELLY adv
CRUELTY n pl. -TIES a cruel act
CRUET n pl. -S a glass bottle
CRUISE v CRUISED, CRUISING, CRUISES to sail about touching at several ports
CRUISER n pl. -S a boat that cruises
CRUISING n pl. -S the act of driving around in search of fun
CRULLER n pl. -S a small sweet cake
CRUMB v -ED, -ING, -S to break into crumbs (small pieces)
CRUMBER n pl. -S one that crumbs
CRUMBIER comparative of crumby
CRUMBIEST superlative of crumby
CRUMBLE v -BLED, -BLING, -BLES to break into small pieces
CRUMBLY adj -BLIER, -BLIEST easily crumbled
CRUMBUM n pl. -S a despicable person
CRUMBY adj CRUMBIER, CRUMBIEST full of crumbs
CRUMHORN n pl. -S a double-reed woodwind instrument
CRUMMIE n pl. -S a cow with crooked horns
CRUMMY adj -MIER, -MIEST of little or no value
CRUMP v -ED, -ING, -S to crunch
CRUMPET n pl. -S a small cake cooked on a griddle
CRUMPLE v -PLED, -PLING, -PLES to wrinkle
CRUMPLY adj -PLIER, -PLIEST easily wrinkled
CRUNCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to chew with a crackling sound
CRUNCHER n pl. -S one that crunches
CRUNCHY adj CRUNCHIER, CRUNCHIEST crisp
CRUNODE n pl. -S a point at which a curve crosses itself CRUNODAL adj
CRUOR n pl. -S clotted blood
CRUPPER n pl. -S the rump of a horse
CRURAL adj pertaining to the thigh or leg
CRUS n pl. CRURA a part of the leg
CRUSADE v -SADED, -SADING, -SADES to engage in a holy war
CRUSADER n pl. -S one that crusades
CRUSADO n pl. -DOES or -DOS an old Portuguese coin
CRUSE n pl. -S a small bottle
CRUSET n pl. -S a melting pot
CRUSH v -ED, -ING, -ES to press or squeeze out of shape
CRUSHER n pl. -S one that crushes
CRUSILY adj covered with crosslets
CRUST v -ED, -ING, -S to form a crust (a hardened outer surface)
CRUSTAL adj pertaining to the earth's crust
CRUSTOSE adj forming a thin, brittle crust
CRUSTY adj CRUSTIER, CRUSTIEST surly CRUSTILY adv
CRUTCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to prop up or support
CRUX n pl. CRUXES or CRUCES a basic or decisive point
CRUZADO n pl. -DOES or -DOS crusado
CRUZEIRO n pl. -ROS a monetary unit of Brazil
CRWTH n pl. -S an ancient stringed musical instrument
CRY v CRIED, CRYING, CRIES to weep CRYINGLY adv
CRYBABY n pl. -BIES a person who cries easily
CRYOGEN n pl. -S a substance for producing low temperatures
CRYOGENY n pl. -NIES a branch of physics
CRYOLITE n pl. -S a mineral
CRYONICS n/pl the practice of freezing dead bodies for future revival CRYONIC adj
CRYOSTAT n pl. -S a refrigerating device
CRYOTRON n pl. -S an electronic device
CRYPT n pl. -S a burial vault CRYPTAL adj
CRYPTIC adj mysterious
CRYPTO n pl. -TOS one who belongs secretly to a group
CRYSTAL n pl. -S a transparent mineral
CTENIDIA n/pl comblike anatomical structures
CTENOID adj comblike
CUB n pl. -S the young of certain animals
CUBAGE n pl. -S cubature
CUBATURE n pl. -S cubical content
CUBBISH adj resembling a cub
CUBBY n pl. -BIES a small, enclosed space
CUBE v CUBED, CUBING, CUBES to form into a cube (a regular solid)
CUBEB n pl. -S a woody vine
CUBER n pl. -S one that cubes
CUBIC n pl. -S a mathematical equation or expression
CUBICAL adj shaped like a cube
CUBICITY n pl. -TIES the state of being cubical
CUBICLE n pl. -S a small chamber
CUBICLY adv in the form of a cube
CUBICULA n/pl burial chambers
CUBIFORM adj shaped like a cube
CUBING present participle of cube
CUBISM n pl. -S a style of art CUBISTIC adj
CUBIST n pl. -S an adherent of cubism
CUBIT n pl. -S an ancient measure of length CUBITAL adj
CUBOID n pl. -S a bone of the foot CUBOIDAL adj
CUCKOLD v -ED, -ING, -S to make a cuckold (a cornuto) of
CUCKOO v -ED, -ING, -S to repeat monotonously
CUCUMBER n pl. -S a garden vegetable
CUCURBIT n pl. -S a gourd
CUD n pl. -S a portion of food to be chewed again
CUDBEAR n pl. -S a red dye
CUDDIE n pl. -S cuddy
CUDDIES pl. of cuddy
CUDDLE v -DLED, -DLING, -DLES to hug tenderly
CUDDLER n pl. -S one that cuddles
CUDDLY adj -DLIER, -DLIEST fit for cuddling
CUDDY n pl. -DIES a donkey
CUDGEL v -ELED, -ELING, -ELS or -ELLED, -ELLING, -ELS to beat with a heavy club
CUDGELER n pl. -S one that cudgels
CUDWEED n pl. -S a perennial herb
CUE v CUED, CUING or CUEING, CUES to give a signal to an actor
CUESTA n pl. -S a type of land elevation
CUFF v -ED, -ING, -S to furnish with a cuff (a part of a sleeve)
CUFFLESS adj having no cuff
CUIF n pl. -S coof
CUING a present participle of cue
CUIRASS v -ED, -ING, -ES to cover with a type of armor
CUISH n pl. -ES cuisse
CUISINE n pl. -S a style of cooking
CUISSE n pl. -S a piece of armor for the thigh
CUITTLE v -TLED, -TLING, -TLES to coax
CUKE n pl. -S a cucumber
CULCH n pl. -ES an oyster bed
CULET n pl. -S a piece of armor for the lower back
CULEX n pl. CULICES a mosquito
CULICID n pl. -S a culicine
CULICINE n pl. -S a mosquito
CULINARY adj pertaining to cookery
CULL v -ED, -ING, -S to select from others
CULLAY n pl. -LAYS quillai
CULLER n pl. -S one that culls
CULLET n pl. -S broken glass gathered for remelting
CULLIED past tense of cully
CULLIES present 3d person sing. of cully
CULLION n pl. -S a vile fellow
CULLIS n pl. -LISES a gutter in a roof
CULLY v -LIED, -LYING, -LIES to trick
CULM v -ED, -ING, -S to form a hollow stem
CULOTTE n pl. -S a divided skirt
CULPA n pl. -PAE negligence for which one is liable
CULPABLE adj deserving blame or censure CULPABLY adv
CULPRIT n pl. -S one that is guilty
CULT n pl. -S a religious society CULTISH adj
CULTCH n pl. -ES culch
CULTI a pl. of cultus
CULTIC adj pertaining to a cult
CULTIGEN n pl. -S a cultivar
CULTISH adj pertaining to a cult
CULTISM n pl. -S devotion to a cult
CULTIST n pl. -S a member of a cult
CULTIVAR n pl. -S a variety of plant originating under cultivation
CULTLIKE adj resembling a cult
CULTRATE adj sharp-edged and pointed
CULTURAL adj produced by breeding
CULTURE v -TURED, -TURING, -TURES to make fit for raising crops
CULTUS n pl. -TUSES or -TI a cult
CULVER n pl. -S a pigeon
CULVERIN n pl. -S a medieval musket
CULVERT n pl. -S a conduit
CUM prep together with
CUMARIN n pl. -S coumarin
CUMBER v -ED, -ING, -S to hinder
CUMBERER n pl. -S one that cumbers
CUMBROUS adj unwieldy
CUMIN n pl. -S a plant used in cooking
CUMMER n pl. -S a godmother
CUMMIN n pl. -S cumin
CUMQUAT n pl. -S kumquat
CUMSHAW n pl. -S a gift
CUMULATE v -LATED, -LATING, -LATES to heap
CUMULUS n pl. -LI a type of cloud CUMULOUS adj
CUNDUM n pl. -S condom
CUNEAL adj cuneate
CUNEATE adj wedge-shaped; triangular
CUNEATED adj cuneate
CUNEATIC adj cuneate
CUNIFORM n pl. -S wedge-shaped writing characters
CUNNER n pl. -S a marine fish
CUNNING adj -NINGER, -NINGEST crafty
CUNNING n pl. -S skill in deception
CUP v CUPPED, CUPPING, CUPS to place in a cup (a small, open container)
CUPBOARD n pl. -S a cabinet
CUPCAKE n pl. -S a small cake
CUPEL v -PELED, -PELING, -PELS or -PELLED, -PELLING, -PELS to refine gold or silver in a cuplike vessel
CUPELER n pl. -S cupeller
CUPELLER n pl. -S one that cupels
CUPFUL n pl. CUPFULS or CUPSFUL as much as a cup can hold
CUPID n pl. -S a naked, winged representation of the Roman god of love
CUPIDITY n pl. -TIES greed; lust
CUPLIKE adj resembling a cup
CUPOLA v -ED, -ING, -S to shape like a dome
CUPPA n pl. -S a cup of tea
CUPPED past tense of cup
CUPPER n pl. -S one that performs cupping
CUPPING n pl. -S an archaic medical process
CUPPY adj -PIER, -PIEST cuplike
CUPREOUS adj containing copper
CUPRIC adj containing copper
CUPRITE n pl. -S an ore of copper
CUPROUS adj containing copper
CUPRUM n pl. -S copper
CUPSFUL a pl. of cupful
CUPULA n pl. -LAE a cup-shaped anatomical structure
CUPULAR adj cupulate
CUPULATE adj cup-shaped
CUPULE n pl. -S a cup-shaped anatomical structure
CUR n pl. -S a mongrel dog
CURABLE adj capable of being cured CURABLY adv
CURACAO n pl. -S a type of liqueur
CURACOA n pl. -S curacao
CURACY n pl. -CIES the office of a curate
CURAGH n pl. -S currach
CURARA n pl. -S curare
CURARE n pl. -S an arrow poison
CURARI n pl. -S curare
CURARINE n pl. -S a poisonous alkaloid
CURARIZE v -RIZED, -RIZING, -RIZES to poison with curare
CURASSOW n pl. -S a turkey-like bird
CURATE v -RATED, -RATING, -RATES to act as curator of
CURATIVE n pl. -S something that cures
CURATOR n pl. -S a museum manager
CURB v -ED, -ING, -S to restrain CURBABLE adj
CURBER n pl. -S one that curbs
CURBING n pl. -S a concrete border along a street
CURBSIDE n pl. -S the side of a pavement bordered by a curbing
CURCH n pl. -ES a kerchief
CURCULIO n pl. -LIOS a weevil
CURCUMA n pl. -S a tropical plant
CURD v -ED, -ING, -S to curdle
CURDIER comparative of curdy
CURDIEST superlative of curdy
CURDLE v -DLED, -DLING, -DLES to congeal
CURDLER n pl. -S one that curdles
CURDY adj CURDIER, CURDIEST curdled
CURE v CURED, CURING, CURES to restore to health
CURELESS adj not curable
CURER n pl. -S one that cures
CURET n pl. -S a surgical instrument
CURETTE v -RETTED, -RETTING, -RETTES to treat with a curet
CURF n pl. -S an incision made by a cutting tool
CURFEW n pl. -S a regulation concerning the hours which one may keep
CURIA n pl. -RIAE a court of justice CURIAL adj
CURIE n pl. -S a unit of radioactivity
CURING present participle of cure
CURIO n pl. -RIOS an unusual art object
CURIOSA n/pl pornographic books
CURIOUS adj -OUSER, -OUSEST eager for information
CURITE n pl. -S a radioactive mineral
CURIUM n pl. -S a radioactive element
CURL v -ED, -ING, -S to form into ringlets
CURLER n pl. -S one that curls
CURLEW n pl. -S a shore bird
CURLICUE v -CUED, -CUING, -CUES to decorate with curlicues (fancy spiral figures)
CURLING n pl. -S a game played on ice
CURLY adj CURLIER, CURLIEST tending to curl CURLILY adv
CURLYCUE n pl. -S curlicue
CURN n pl. -S grain
CURR v -ED, -ING, -S to purr
CURRACH n pl. -S a coracle
CURRAGH n pl. -S currach
CURRAN n pl. -S curn
CURRANT n pl. -S an edible berry
CURRENCY n pl. -CIES money
CURRENT n pl. -S a continuous flow
CURRICLE n pl. -S a light carriage
CURRIE v -RIED, -RYING, -RIES to prepare food a certain way
CURRIED past tense of curry
CURRIER n pl. -S one that curries leather
CURRIERY n pl. -ERIES the shop of a currier
CURRISH adj resembling a cur
CURRY v -RIED, -RYING, -RIES to prepare leather for use or sale
CURRYING present participle of currie
CURSE v CURSED CURST, CURSING, CURSES to wish evil upon
CURSED adj CURSEDER, CURSEDEST wicked CURSEDLY adv
CURSER n pl. -S one that curses
CURSING present participle of curse
CURSIVE n pl. -S a style of print
CURSOR n pl. -S a light indicator on a computer display
CURSORY adj hasty and superficial
CURST a past tense of curse
CURT adj CURTER, CURTEST abrupt
CURTAIL v -ED, -ING, -S to cut short
CURTAIN v -ED, -ING, -S to provide with a hanging piece of fabric
CURTAL n pl. -S an animal with a clipped tail
CURTALAX n pl. -ES a cutlass
CURTATE adj shortened
CURTESY n pl. -SIES a type of legal tenure
CURTLY adv in a curt manner
CURTNESS n pl. -ES the quality of being curt
CURTSEY v -ED, -ING, -S to curtsy
CURTSY v -SIED, -SYING, -SIES to bow politely
CURULE adj of the highest rank
CURVE v CURVED, CURVING, CURVES to deviate from straightness CURVEDLY adv
CURVET v -VETED, -VETING, -VETS or -VETTED, -VETTING, -VETS to prance
CURVEY adj CURVIER, CURVIEST curvy
CURVING present participle of curve
CURVY adj CURVIER, CURVIEST curved
CUSCUS n pl. -ES an arboreal mammal
CUSEC n pl. -S a volumetric unit of flow of liquids
CUSHAT n pl. -S a pigeon
CUSHAW n pl. -S a variety of squash
CUSHIER comparative of cushy
CUSHIEST superlative of cushy
CUSHILY adv in a cushy manner
CUSHION v -ED, -ING, -S to pad with soft material
CUSHIONY adj soft
CUSHY adj CUSHIER, CUSHIEST easy
CUSK n pl. -S a marine food fish
CUSP n pl. -S a pointed end CUSPATE, CUSPATED, CUSPED adj
CUSPID n pl. -S a pointed tooth
CUSPIDAL adj having a cusp
CUSPIDOR n pl. -S a spittoon
CUSPIS n pl. -PIDES a cusp
CUSS v -ED, -ING, -ES to curse
CUSSEDLY adv in a cranky manner
CUSSER n pl. -S one that cusses
CUSSO n pl. -SOS an Ethiopian tree
CUSSWORD n pl. -S a profane or obscene word
CUSTARD n pl. -S a thick, soft dessert CUSTARDY adj
CUSTODES pl. of custos
CUSTODY n pl. -DIES guardianship
CUSTOM n pl. -S a habitual practice
CUSTOMER n pl. -S one who buys something
CUSTOS n pl. -TODES a guardian or keeper
CUSTUMAL n pl. -S a written record of laws and customs
CUT v CUT, CUTTING, CUTS to divide into parts with a sharp-edged instrument
CUTAWAY n pl. -AWAYS a type of coat
CUTBACK n pl. -S a reduction
CUTBANK n pl. -S a steep stream bank
CUTCH n pl. -ES catechu
CUTCHERY n pl. -CHERIES a judicial office in India
CUTDOWN n pl. -S a reduction
CUTE adj CUTER, CUTEST pleasingly attractive CUTELY adv
CUTENESS n pl. -ES the quality of being cute
CUTES a pl. of cutis
CUTESIE adj -SIER, -SIEST cutesy
CUTEST superlative of cute
CUTESY adj -SIER, -SIEST self-consciously cute
CUTEY n pl. -TEYS cutie
CUTGRASS n pl. -ES a swamp grass
CUTICLE n pl. -S the epidermis
CUTICULA n pl. -LAE the outer hard covering of an insect
CUTIE n pl. -S a cute person
CUTIN n pl. -S a waxy substance found on plants
CUTINISE v -ISED, -ISING, -ISES to cutinize
CUTINIZE v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES to become coated with cutin
CUTIS n pl. -TES or -TISES the corium
CUTLAS n pl. -ES cutlass
CUTLASS n pl. -ES a short sword
CUTLER n pl. -S one who sells and repairs cutting tools
CUTLERY n pl. -LERIES the occupation of a cutler
CUTLET n pl. -S a slice of meat
CUTLINE n pl. -S a caption
CUTOFF n pl. -S the point at which something terminates
CUTOUT n pl. -S something cut out
CUTOVER n pl. -S land cleared of trees
CUTPURSE n pl. -S a pickpocket
CUTTABLE adj capable of being cut
CUTTAGE n pl. -S a means of plant propagation
CUTTER n pl. -S one that cuts
CUTTIES pl. of cutty
CUTTING n pl. -S a section cut from a plant
CUTTLE v -TLED, -TLING, -TLES to fold cloth in a particular fashion
CUTTY n pl. -TIES a thickset girl
CUTUP n pl. -S a mischievous person
CUTWATER n pl. -S the front part of a ship's prow
CUTWORK n pl. -S a type of embroidery
CUTWORM n pl. -S a caterpillar
CUVETTE n pl. -S a small tube or vessel
CWM n pl. -S a cirque
CYAN n pl. -S a blue color
CYANAMID n pl. -S a chemical compound
CYANATE n pl. -S a chemical salt
CYANIC adj blue or bluish
CYANID n pl. -S a compound of cyanogen
CYANIDE v -NIDED, -NIDING, -NIDES to treat an ore with cyanid
CYANIN n pl. -S cyanine
CYANINE n pl. -S a blue dye
CYANITE n pl. -S a mineral CYANITIC adj
CYANO adj pertaining to cyanogen
CYANOGEN n pl. -S a reactive compound of carbon and nitrogen
CYANOSIS n pl. -NOSES bluish discoloration of the skin CYANOSED, CYANOTIC adj
CYBORG n pl. -S a human linked to a mechanical device for life support
CYCAD n pl. -S a tropical plant
CYCAS n pl. -ES a tropical plant
CYCASIN n pl. -S a sugar derivative
CYCLAMEN n pl. -S a flowering plant
CYCLASE n pl. -S an enzyme
CYCLE v -CLED, -CLING, -CLES to ride a bicycle
CYCLECAR n pl. -S a type of motor vehicle
CYCLER n pl. -S a cyclist
CYCLERY n pl. -RIES a bicycle shop
CYCLIC adj moving in complete circles CYCLICLY adv
CYCLICAL n pl. -S a stock whose earnings fluctuate widely with variations in the economy
CYCLING n pl. -S the act of riding a bicycle
CYCLIST n pl. -S one who rides a bicycle
CYCLITOL n pl. -S a chemical compound
CYCLIZE v -CLIZED, -CLIZING, -CLIZES to form one or more rings in a chemical compound
CYCLO n pl. -CLOS a three-wheeled motor vehicle
CYCLOID n pl. -S a geometric curve
CYCLONE n pl. -S a rotating system of winds CYCLONAL, CYCLONIC adj
CYCLOPS n pl. CYCLOPS a freshwater animal
CYCLOSIS n pl. -CLOSES the circulation of protoplasm within a cell
CYDER n pl. -S cider
CYESIS n pl. CYESES pregnancy
CYGNET n pl. -S a young swan
CYLINDER v -ED, -ING, -S to furnish with a cylinder (a chamber in an engine)
CYLIX n pl. CYLICES kylix
CYMA n pl. -MAS or -MAE a curved molding
CYMAR n pl. -S simar
CYMATIUM n pl. -TIA a cyma
CYMBAL n pl. -S a percussion instrument
CYMBALER n pl. -S one that plays the cymbals
CYMBALOM n pl. -S cimbalom
CYMBIDIA n/pl tropical orchids
CYMBLING n pl. -S cymling
CYME n pl. -S a flower cluster
CYMENE n pl. -S a hydrocarbon
CYMLIN n pl. -S cymling
CYMLING n pl. -S a variety of squash
CYMOGENE n pl. -S a volatile compound
CYMOID adj resembling a cyma
CYMOL n pl. -S cymene
CYMOSE adj resembling a cyme CYMOSELY adv
CYMOUS adj cymose
CYNIC n pl. -S a cynical person
CYNICAL adj distrusting the motives of others
CYNICISM n pl. -S cynical quality
CYNOSURE n pl. -S a center of attraction
CYPHER v -ED, -ING, -S to cipher
CYPRES n pl. -ES a legal doctrine
CYPRESS n pl. -ES a thin fabric
CYPRIAN n pl. -S a prostitute
CYPRINID n pl. -S a small freshwater fish
CYPRUS n pl. -ES cypress
CYPSELA n pl. -LAE an achene in certain plants
CYST n pl. -S a sac
CYSTEIN n pl. -S cysteine
CYSTEINE n pl. -S an amino acid
CYSTIC adj pertaining to a cyst
CYSTINE n pl. -S an amino acid
CYSTITIS n pl. -TITIDES inflammation of the urinary bladder
CYSTOID n pl. -S a cyst-like structure
CYTASTER n pl. -S a structure formed in a cell during mitosis
CYTIDINE n pl. -S a compound containing cytosine
CYTOGENY n pl. -NIES the formation of cells
CYTOKINE n pl. -S a kind of substance secreted by cells of the immune system
CYTOLOGY n pl. -GIES a study of cells
CYTON n pl. -S the body of a nerve cell
CYTOSINE n pl. -S a component of DNA and RNA
CYTOSOL n pl. -S the fluid portion of cell material
CZAR n pl. -S an emperor or king
CZARDAS n pl. CZARDAS a Hungarian dance
CZARDOM n pl. -S the domain of a czar
CZAREVNA n pl. -S the daughter of a czar
CZARINA n pl. -S the wife of a czar
CZARISM n pl. -S autocratic government
CZARIST n pl. -S a supporter of czarism
CZARITZA n pl. -S a czarina
DA prep of; from -- used in names
DAB v DABBED, DABBING, DABS to touch lightly
DABBER n pl. -S one that dabs
DABBLE v -BLED, -BLING, -BLES to splash
DABBLER n pl. -S one that dabbles
DABBLING n pl. -S a superficial interest
DABCHICK n pl. -S a small grebe
DABSTER n pl. -S a bungler
DACE n pl. -S a freshwater fish
DACHA n pl. -S a Russian cottage
DACKER v -ED, -ING, -S to waver
DACOIT n pl. -S a bandit in India
DACOITY n pl. -COITIES robbery by dacoits
DACTYL n pl. -S a type of metrical foot
DACTYLIC n pl. -S a verse consisting of dactyls
DACTYLUS n pl. -LI a leg joint of certain insects
DAD n pl. -S father
DADA n pl. -S an artistic and literary movement
DADAISM n pl. -S the dada movement
DADAIST n pl. -S a follower of dadaism
DADDLE v -DLED, -DLING, -DLES to diddle
DADDY n pl. -DIES father
DADO v -ED, -ING, -ES or -S to set into a groove
DAEDAL adj skillful
DAEMON n pl. -S demon DAEMONIC adj
DAFF v -ED, -ING, -S to thrust aside
DAFFODIL n pl. -S a flowering plant
DAFFY adj -FIER -FIEST silly DAFFILY adv
DAFT adj DAFTER, DAFTEST insane DAFTLY adv
DAFTNESS n pl. -ES the quality of being daft
DAG n pl. -S a hanging end or shred
DAGGA n pl. -S marijuana
DAGGER v -ED, -ING, -S to stab with a small knife
DAGGLE v -GLED, -GLING, -GLES to drag in mud
DAGLOCK n pl. -S a dirty or tangled lock of wool
DAGOBA n pl. -S a Buddhist shrine
DAGWOOD n pl. -S a large sandwich
DAH n pl. -S a dash in Morse code
DAHABEAH n pl. -S a large passenger boat
DAHABIAH n pl. -S dahabeah
DAHABIEH n pl. -S dahabeah
DAHABIYA n pl. -S dahabeah
DAHL n pl. -S dal
DAHLIA n pl. -S a flowering plant
DAHOON n pl. -S an evergreen tree
DAIKER v -ED, -ING, -S to dacker
DAIKON n pl. -S a Japanese radish
DAILY n pl. -LIES a newspaper published every weekday
DAIMEN adj occasional
DAIMIO n pl. -MIOS a former Japanese nobleman
DAIMON n pl. -S or -ES an attendant spirit DAIMONIC adj
DAIMYO n pl. -MYOS daimio
DAINTY adj -TIER -TIEST delicately pretty DAINTILY adv
DAINTY n pl. -TIES something delicious
DAIQUIRI n pl. -S a cocktail
DAIRY n pl. DAIRIES an establishment dealing in milk products
DAIRYING n pl. -S the business of a dairy
DAIRYMAN n pl. -MEN a man who works in or owns a dairy
DAIS n pl. -ISES a raised platform
DAISHIKI n pl. -S dashiki
DAISY n pl. -SIES a flowering plant DAISIED adj
DAK n pl. -S transportation by relays of men and horses
DAKERHEN n pl. -S a European bird
DAKOIT n pl. -S dacoit
DAKOITY n pl. -TIES dacoity
DAL n pl. -S a dish of lentils and spices in India
DALAPON n pl. -S an herbicide used on unwanted grasses
DALASI n pl. DALASI or DALASIS a unit of Gambian currency
DALE n pl. -S a valley
DALEDH n pl. -S daleth
DALESMAN n pl. -MEN one living in a dale
DALETH n pl. -S a Hebrew letter
DALLES n/pl rapids
DALLIER n pl. -S one that dallies
DALLY v -LIED, -LYING, -LIES to waste time
DALMATIC n pl. -S a wide-sleeved vestment
DALTON n pl. -S a unit of atomic mass
DALTONIC adj pertaining to a form of color blindness
DAM v DAMMED, DAMMING, DAMS to build a barrier to obstruct the flow of water
DAMAGE v -AGED, -AGING, -AGES to injure
DAMAGER n pl. -S one that damages
DAMAN n pl. -S a small mammal
DAMAR n pl. -S dammar
DAMASK v -ED, -ING, -S to weave with elaborate design
DAME n pl. -S a matron
DAMEWORT n pl. -S a flowering plant
DAMMAR n pl. -S a hard resin
DAMMED past tense of dam
DAMMER n pl. -S dammar
DAMMING present participle of dam
DAMN v -ED, -ING, -S to curse
DAMNABLE adj detestable DAMNABLY adv
DAMNDEST n pl. -S utmost
DAMNED adj DAMNEDER, DAMNEDEST or DAMNDEST damnable
DAMNER n pl. -S one that damns
DAMNIFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to cause loss or damage to
DAMOSEL n pl. -S damsel
DAMOZEL n pl. -S damsel
DAMP adj DAMPER, DAMPEST moist
DAMP v -ED, -ING, -S to lessen in intensity
DAMPEN v -ED, -ING, -S to moisten
DAMPENER n pl. -S one that dampens
DAMPER n pl. -S one that damps
DAMPING n pl. -S the ability of a device to prevent instability
DAMPISH adj somewhat damp
DAMPLY adv in a damp manner
DAMPNESS n pl. -ES the state of being damp
DAMSEL n pl. -S a maiden
DAMSON n pl. -S a small purple plum
DANCE v DANCED, DANCING, DANCES to move rhythmically to music
DANCER n pl. -S one that dances
DANDER v -ED, -ING, -S to stroll
DANDIER comparative of dandy
DANDIES pl. of dandy
DANDIEST superlative of dandy
DANDIFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to cause to resemble a dandy
DANDILY adv in a dandy manner
DANDLE v -DLED, -DLING, -DLES to fondle
DANDLER n pl. -S one that dandles
DANDRIFF n pl. -S dandruff
DANDRUFF n pl. -S a scurf that forms on the scalp
DANDY adj -DIER -DIEST fine
DANDY n pl. -DIES a man who is overly concerned about his appearance
DANDYISH adj suggestive of a dandy
DANDYISM n pl. -S the style or conduct of a dandy
DANEGELD n pl. -S an annual tax in medieval England
DANEWEED n pl. -S a danewort
DANEWORT n pl. -S a flowering plant
DANG v -ED, -ING, -S to damn
DANGER v -ED, -ING, -S to endanger
DANGLE v -GLED, -GLING, -GLES to hang loosely
DANGLER n pl. -S one that dangles
DANIO n pl. -NIOS an aquarium fish
DANISH n pl. DANISH a pastry of raised dough
DANK adj DANKER, DANKEST unpleasantly damp DANKLY adv
DANKNESS n pl. -ES the state of being dank
DANSEUR n pl. -S a male ballet dancer
DANSEUSE n pl. -S a female ballet dancer
DAP v DAPPED, DAPPING, DAPS to dip lightly or quickly into water
DAPHNE n pl. -S a flowering shrub
DAPHNIA n pl. -S a minute crustacean
DAPPED past tense of dap
DAPPER adj -PERER -PEREST looking neat and trim DAPPERLY adv
DAPPING present participle of dap
DAPPLE v -PLED, -PLING, -PLES to mark with spots
DAPSONE n pl. -S a medicinal substance
DARB n pl. -S something considered extraordinary
DARBIES n/pl handcuffs
DARE v DARED or DURST, DARING, DARES to have the necessary courage
DAREFUL adj brave
DARER n pl. -S one that dares
DARESAY v to venture to say -- DARESAY is the only form of this verb; it is not conjugated
DARIC n pl. -S an ancient Persian coin
DARING n pl. -S bravery
DARINGLY adv in a brave manner
DARIOLE n pl. -S a type of pastry filled with cream, custard, or jelly
DARK adj DARKER, DARKEST having little or no light
DARK v -ED, -ING, -S to darken
DARKEN v -ED, -ING, -S to make dark
DARKENER n pl. -S one that darkens
DARKISH adj somewhat dark
DARKLE v -KLED, -KLING, -KLES to become dark
DARKLY adv -LIER -LIEST in a dark manner
DARKNESS n pl. -ES the state of being dark
DARKROOM n pl. -S a room in which film is processed
DARKSOME adj dark
DARLING n pl. -S a much-loved person
DARN v -ED, -ING, -S to mend with interlacing stitches
DARNDEST n pl. -S damndest
DARNED adj DARNEDER, DARNEDEST or DARNDEST damned
DARNEL n pl. -S an annual grass
DARNER n pl. -S one that darns
DARNING n pl. -S things to be darned
DARSHAN n pl. -S a Hindu blessing
DART v -ED, -ING, -S to move suddenly or swiftly
DARTER n pl. -S one that darts
DARTLE v -TLED, -TLING, -TLES to dart repeatedly
DASH v -ED, -ING, -ES to strike violently
DASHEEN n pl. -S a tropical plant
DASHER n pl. -S one that dashes
DASHI n pl. -S a fish broth
DASHIER comparative of dashy
DASHIEST superlative of dashy
DASHIKI n pl. -S an African tunic
DASHPOT n pl. -S a shock absorber
DASHY adj DASHIER, DASHIEST stylish
DASSIE n pl. -S a hyrax
DASTARD n pl. -S a base coward
DASYURE n pl. -S a flesh-eating mammal
DATA a pl. of datum
DATABANK n pl. -S a database
DATABASE n pl. -S a collection of data in a computer
DATABLE adj capable of being dated
DATARY n pl. -RIES a cardinal in the Roman Catholic Church
DATCHA n pl. -S dacha
DATE v DATED, DATING, DATES to determine or record the date of DATEABLE adj
DATEDLY adv in an old-fashioned manner
DATELESS adj having no date
DATELINE v -LINED, -LINING, -LINES to provide a news story with its date and place of origin
DATER n pl. -S one that dates
DATING present participle of date
DATIVE n pl. -S a grammatical case DATIVAL adj DATIVELY adv
DATO n pl. DATOS datto
DATTO n pl. -TOS a Philippine tribal chief
DATUM n pl. -TA or -TUMS something used as a basis for calculating
DATURA n pl. -S a flowering plant DATURIC adj
DAUB v -ED, -ING, -S to smear
DAUBE n pl. -S a braised meat stew
DAUBER n pl. -S one that daubs
DAUBERY n pl. -ERIES a bad or inexpert painting
DAUBRY n pl. -RIES daubery
DAUBY adj DAUBIER, DAUBIEST smeary
DAUGHTER n pl. -S a female child
DAUNDER v -ED, -ING, -S to dander
DAUNT v -ED, -ING, -S to intimidate
DAUNTER n pl. -S one that daunts
DAUPHIN n pl. -S the eldest son of a French king
DAUPHINE n pl. -S the wife of a dauphin
DAUT v -ED, -ING, -S to fondle
DAUTIE n pl. -S a small pet
DAVEN v -ED, -ING, -S to utter Jewish prayers
DAVIT n pl. -S a hoisting device on a ship
DAVY n pl. -VIES a safety lamp
DAW v DAWED, DAWEN, DAWING, DAWS to dawn
DAWDLE v -DLED, -DLING, -DLES to waste time
DAWDLER n pl. -S one that dawdles
DAWEN past participle of daw
DAWK n pl. -S dak
DAWN v -ED, -ING, -S to begin to grow light in the morning
DAWNLIKE adj suggestive of daybreak
DAWT v -ED, -ING, -S to daut
DAWTIE n pl. -S dautie
DAY n pl. DAYS the time between sunrise and sunset
DAYBED n pl. -S a couch that can be converted into a bed
DAYBOOK n pl. -S a diary
DAYBREAK n pl. -S the first appearance of light in the morning
DAYDREAM v -DREAMED or -DREAMT, -DREAMING, -DREAMS to fantasize
DAYFLY n pl. -FLIES a mayfly
DAYGLOW n pl. -S airglow seen during the day
DAYLIGHT v -LIGHTED or -LIT, -LIGHTING, -LIGHTS to illuminate with the light of day
DAYLILY n pl. -LILIES a flowering plant
DAYLONG adj lasting all day
DAYMARE n pl. -S a nightmarish fantasy experienced while awake
DAYROOM n pl. -S a room for reading and recreation
DAYSIDE n pl. -S the sun side of a planet or the moon
DAYSMAN n pl. -MEN an arbiter
DAYSTAR n pl. -S a planet visible in the east just before sunrise
DAYTIME n pl. -S day
DAYWORK n pl. -S work done on a daily basis
DAZE v DAZED, DAZING, DAZES to stun DAZEDLY adv
DAZZLE v -ZLED, -ZLING, -ZLES to blind by bright light
DAZZLER n pl. -S one that dazzles
DE prep of; from -- used in names
DEACON v -ED, -ING, -S to read a hymn aloud
DEACONRY n pl. -RIES a clerical office
DEAD adj DEADER, DEADEST deprived of life
DEAD n pl. -S the period of greatest intensity
DEADBEAT n pl. -S a loafer
DEADBOLT n pl. -S a lock for a door
DEADEN v -ED, -ING, -S to diminish the sensitivity or vigor of
DEADENER n pl. -S one that deadens
DEADEYE n pl. -S an expert marksman
DEADFALL n pl. -S a type of animal trap
DEADHEAD v -ED, -ING, -S to travel without freight
DEADLIER comparative of deadly
DEADLIEST superlative of deadly
DEADLIFT v -ED, -ING, -S to execute a type of lift in weight lifting
DEADLINE n pl. -S a time limit
DEADLOCK v -ED, -ING, -S to come to a standstill
DEADLY adj -LIER -LIEST fatal
DEADNESS n pl. -ES the state of being dead
DEADPAN v -PANNED, -PANNING, -PANS to act without emotion
DEADWOOD n pl. -S a reinforcement in a ship's keel
DEAERATE v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES to remove air or gas from
DEAF adj DEAFER, DEAFEST lacking the sense of hearing
DEAFEN v -ED, -ING, -S to make deaf
DEAFISH adj somewhat deaf
DEAFLY adv in a deaf manner
DEAFNESS n pl. -ES the state of being deaf
DEAIR v -ED, -ING, -S to remove air from
DEAL v DEALT, DEALING, DEALS to trade or do business
DEALATE n pl. -S an insect divested of its wings DEALATED adj
DEALER n pl. -S one that deals
DEALFISH n pl. -ES a marine fish
DEALING n pl. -S a business transaction
DEALT past tense of deal
DEAN v -ED, -ING, -S to serve as dean (the head of a faculty)
DEANERY n pl. -ERIES the office of a dean
DEANSHIP n pl. -S deanery
DEAR adj DEARER, DEAREST greatly loved
DEAR n pl. -S a loved one
DEARIE n pl. -S deary
DEARIES pl. of deary
DEARLY adv in a dear manner
DEARNESS n pl. -ES the state of being dear
DEARTH n pl. -S scarcity
DEARY n pl. DEARIES darling
DEASH v -ED, -ING, -ES to remove ash from
DEASIL adv clockwise
DEATH n pl. -S the end of life
DEATHBED n pl. -S the bed on which a person dies
DEATHCUP n pl. -S a poisonous mushroom
DEATHFUL adj fatal
DEATHLY adj fatal
DEATHY adj deathly
DEAVE v DEAVED, DEAVING, DEAVES to deafen
DEB n pl. -S a debutante
DEBACLE n pl. -S a sudden collapse
DEBAR v -BARRED, -BARRING, -BARS to exclude
DEBARK v -ED, -ING, -S to unload from a ship
DEBASE v -BASED, -BASING, -BASES to lower in character, quality, or value
DEBASER n pl. -S one that debases
DEBATE v -BATED, -BATING, -BATES to argue about
DEBATER n pl. -S one that debates
DEBAUCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to corrupt
DEBEAK v -ED, -ING, -S to remove the tip of the upper beak of
DEBILITY n pl. -TIES weakness
DEBIT v -ED, -ING, -S to charge with a debt
DEBONAIR adj suave
DEBONE v -BONED, -BONING, -BONES to remove the bones from
DEBONER n pl. -S a bone remover
DEBOUCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to march into the open
DEBOUCHE n pl. -S an opening for the passage of troops
DEBRIDE v -BRIDED, -BRIDING, -BRIDES to remove dead tissue surgically
DEBRIEF v -ED, -ING, -S to question after a mission
DEBRIS n pl. DEBRIS fragments or scattered remains
DEBRUISE v -BRUISED, -BRUISING, -BRUISES to cross a coat of arms
DEBT n pl. -S something that is owed DEBTLESS adj
DEBTOR n pl. -S one who owes something to another
DEBUG v -BUGGED, -BUGGING, -BUGS to remove bugs from
DEBUGGER n pl. -S one that debugs
DEBUNK v -ED, -ING, -S to expose the sham or falseness of
DEBUNKER n pl. -S one that debunks
DEBUT v -ED, -ING, -S to make one's first public appearance
DEBUTANT n pl. -S one who is debuting
DEBYE n pl. -S a unit of measure for electric dipole moments
DECADE n pl. -S a period of ten years DECADAL adj
DECADENT n pl. -S one in a state of mental or moral decay
DECAF n pl. -S decaffeinated coffee
DECAGON n pl. -S a ten-sided polygon
DECAGRAM n pl. -S dekagram
DECAL n pl. -S a picture or design made to be transferred from specially prepared paper
DECALOG n pl. -S the Ten Commandments
DECAMP v -ED, -ING, -S to depart from a camping ground
DECANAL adj pertaining to a dean
DECANE n pl. -S a hydrocarbon
DECANT v -ED, -ING, -S to pour from one container into another
DECANTER n pl. -S a decorative bottle
DECAPOD n pl. -S a ten-legged crustacean
DECARE n pl. -S dekare
DECAY v -ED, -ING, -S to decompose
DECAYER n pl. -S one that decays
DECEASE v -CEASED, -CEASING, -CEASES to die
DECEDENT n pl. -S a deceased person
DECEIT n pl. -S the act of deceiving
DECEIVE v -CEIVED, -CEIVING, -CEIVES to mislead by falsehood
DECEIVER n pl. -S one that deceives
DECEMVIR n pl. -VIRS or -VIRI one of a body of ten Roman magistrates
DECENARY n pl. -RIES a tithing
DECENCY n pl. -CIES the state of being decent
DECENNIA n/pl decades
DECENT adj -CENTER -CENTEST conforming to recognized standards of propriety DECENTLY adv
DECENTER v -ED, -ING, -S to put out of center
DECENTRE v -TRED, -TRING, -TRES to decenter
DECERN v -ED, -ING, -S to decree by judicial sentence
DECIARE n pl. -S a metric unit of area
DECIBEL n pl. -S a unit of sound intensity
DECIDE v -CIDED, -CIDING, -CIDES to make a choice or judgment
DECIDER n pl. -S one that decides
DECIDUA n pl. -UAS or -UAE a mucous membrane of the uterus DECIDUAL adj
DECIGRAM n pl. -S one tenth of a gram
DECILE n pl. -S a statistical interval
DECIMAL n pl. -S a fraction whose denominator is some power of ten
DECIMATE v -MATED, -MATING, -MATES to destroy a large part of
DECIPHER v -ED, -ING, -S to determine the meaning of
DECISION n pl. -S the act of deciding
DECISIVE adj conclusive
DECK v -ED, -ING, -S to adorn
DECKEL n pl. -S deckle
DECKER n pl. -S something having a specified number of levels, floors, or layers
DECKHAND n pl. -S a seaman who performs manual duties
DECKING n pl. -S material for a ship's deck
DECKLE n pl. -S a frame used in making paper by hand
DECLAIM v -ED, -ING, -S to speak formally
DECLARE v -CLARED, -CLARING, -CLARES to make known clearly
DECLARER n pl. -S one that declares
DECLASS v -ED, -ING, -ES to lower in status
DECLASSE adj lowered in status
DECLINE v -CLINED, -CLINING, -CLINES to refuse
DECLINER n pl. -S one that declines
DECO n pl. DECOS a decorative style
DECOCT v -ED, -ING, -S to extract the flavor of by boiling
DECODE v -CODED, -CODING, -CODES to convert a coded message into plain language
DECODER n pl. -S one that decodes
DECOLOR v -ED, -ING, -S to deprive of color
DECOLOUR v -ED, -ING, -S to decolor
DECOR n pl. -S style or mode of decoration
DECORATE v -RATED, -RATING, -RATES to adorn
DECOROUS adj proper
DECORUM n pl. -S conformity to social conventions
DECOUPLE v -PLED, -PLING, -PLES to disconnect
DECOY v -ED, -ING, -S to lure into a trap
DECOYER n pl. -S one that decoys
DECREASE v -CREASED, -CREASING, -CREASES to diminish
DECREE v -CREED, -CREEING, -CREES to order or establish by law or edict
DECREER n pl. -S one that decrees
DECREPIT adj worn out by long use
DECRETAL n pl. -S a papal edict
DECRIAL n pl. -S the act of decrying
DECRIED past tense of decry
DECRIER n pl. -S one that decries
DECROWN v -ED, -ING, -S to deprive of a crown; depose
DECRY v -CRIED, -CRYING, -CRIES to denounce
DECRYPT v -ED, -ING, -S to decode
DECUMAN adj extremely large
DECUPLE v -PLED, -PLING, -PLES to increase tenfold
DECURIES pl. of decury
DECURION n pl. -S a commander of a decury
DECURVE v -CURVED, -CURVING, -CURVES to curve downward
DECURY n pl. -RIES a group of ten soldiers in ancient Rome
DEDAL adj daedal
DEDANS n pl. DEDANS a gallery for tennis spectators
DEDICATE v -CATED, -CATING, -CATES to set apart for some special use
DEDUCE v -DUCED, -DUCING, -DUCES to infer
DEDUCT v -ED, -ING, -S to subtract
DEE n pl. -S the letter D
DEED v -ED, -ING, -S to transfer by deed (a legal document)
DEEDLESS adj being without deeds
DEEDY adj DEEDIER, DEEDIEST industrious
DEEJAY n pl. -JAYS a disc jockey
DEEM v -ED, -ING, -S to hold as an opinion
DEEMSTER n pl. -S a judicial officer of the Isle of Man
DEEP adj DEEPER, DEEPEST extending far down from a surface
DEEP n pl. -S a place or thing of great depth
DEEPEN v -ED, -ING, -S to make deep
DEEPENER n pl. -S one that deepens
DEEPLY adv at or to a great depth
DEEPNESS n pl. -ES the quality of being deep
DEER n pl. -S a ruminant mammal DEERLIKE adj
DEERFLY n pl. -FLIES a bloodsucking fly
DEERSKIN n pl. -S the skin of a deer
DEERWEED n pl. -S a bushlike herb
DEERYARD n pl. -S an area where deer herd in winter
DEET n pl. -S an insect repellent
DEEWAN n pl. -S dewan
DEFACE v -FACED, -FACING, -FACES to mar the appearance of
DEFACER n pl. -S one that defaces
DEFAME v -FAMED, -FAMING, -FAMES to attack the good name of
DEFAMER n pl. -S one that defames
DEFANG v -ED, -ING, -S to make harmless
DEFAT v -FATTED, -FATTING, -FATS to remove fat from
DEFAULT v -ED, -ING, -S to fail to do something required
DEFEAT v -ED, -ING, -S to win victory over
DEFEATER n pl. -S one that defeats
DEFECATE v -CATED, -CATING, -CATES to discharge feces
DEFECT v -ED, -ING, -S to desert an allegiance
DEFECTOR n pl. -S one that defects
DEFENCE n pl. -S something that defends
DEFEND v -ED, -ING, -S to protect
DEFENDER n pl. -S one that defends
DEFENSE v -FENSED, -FENSING, -FENSES to guard against a specific attack
DEFER v -FERRED, -FERRING, -FERS to postpone
DEFERENT n pl. -S an imaginary circle around the earth
DEFERRAL n pl. -S the act of deferring
DEFERRED past tense of defer
DEFERRER n pl. -S one that defers
DEFERRING present participle of defer
DEFI n pl. -S a challenge
DEFIANCE n pl. -S bold opposition
DEFIANT adj showing defiance
DEFICIT n pl. -S a shortage
DEFIED past tense of defy
DEFIER n pl. -S one that defies
DEFIES present 3d person sing. of defy
DEFILADE v -LADED, -LADING, -LADES to shield from enemy fire
DEFILE v -FILED, -FILING, -FILES to make dirty
DEFILER n pl. -S one that defiles
DEFINE v -FINED, -FINING, -FINES to state the meaning of
DEFINER n pl. -S one that defines
DEFINITE adj known for certain
DEFLATE v -FLATED, -FLATING, -FLATES to release the air or gas from
DEFLATER n pl. -S one that deflates
DEFLATOR n pl. -S one that deflates
DEFLEA v -ED, -ING, -S to rid of fleas
DEFLECT v -ED, -ING, -S to turn aside
DEFLEXED adj bent downward
DEFLOWER v -ED, -ING, -S to deprive of flowers
DEFOAM v -ED, -ING, -S to remove foam from
DEFOAMER n pl. -S one that defoams
DEFOCUS v -CUSED, -CUSING, -CUSES or -CUSSED, -CUSSING, -CUSSES to cause to go out of focus
DEFOG v -FOGGED, -FOGGING, -FOGS to remove fog from
DEFOGGER n pl. -S one that defogs
DEFORCE v -FORCED, -FORCING, -FORCES to withhold by force
DEFOREST v -ED, -ING, -S to clear of forests
DEFORM v -ED, -ING, -S to spoil the form of
DEFORMER n pl. -S one that deforms
DEFRAUD v -ED, -ING, -S to swindle
DEFRAY v -ED, -ING, -S to pay
DEFRAYAL n pl. -S the act of defraying
DEFRAYER n pl. -S one that defrays
DEFROCK v -ED, -ING, -S to unfrock
DEFROST v -ED, -ING, -S to remove frost from
DEFT adj DEFTER, DEFTEST skillful DEFTLY adv
DEFTNESS n pl. -ES the quality of being deft
DEFUNCT adj deceased
DEFUND v -ED, -ING, -S to withdraw funding from
DEFUSE v -FUSED, -FUSING, -FUSES to remove the fuse from
DEFUZE v -FUZED, -FUZING, -FUZES to defuse
DEFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to resist openly and boldly
DEGAGE adj free and relaxed in manner
DEGAME n pl. -S a tropical tree
DEGAMI n pl. -S degame
DEGAS v -GASSED, -GASSING, -GASSES or -GASES to remove gas from
DEGASSER n pl. -S one that degasses
DEGAUSS v -ED, -ING, -ES to demagnetize
DEGERM v -ED, -ING, -S to remove germs from
DEGLAZE v -GLAZED, -GLAZING, -GLAZES to remove the glaze from
DEGRADE v -GRADED, -GRADING, -GRADES to debase
DEGRADER n pl. -S one that degrades
DEGREASE v -GREASED, -GREASING, -GREASES to remove the grease from
DEGREE n pl. -S one of a series of stages DEGREED adj
DEGUM v -GUMMED, -GUMMING, -GUMS to free from gum
DEGUST v -ED, -ING, -S to taste with pleasure
DEHISCE v -HISCED, -HISCING, -HISCES to split open
DEHORN v -ED, -ING, -S to deprive of horns
DEHORNER n pl. -S one that dehorns
DEHORT v -ED, -ING, -S to try to dissuade
DEI prep of; from -- used in names
DEICE v -ICED, -ICING, -ICES to free from ice
DEICER n pl. -S one that deices
DEICIDE n pl. -S the killing of a god DEICIDAL adj
DEICING present participle of deice
DEICTIC adj proving directly
DEIFIC adj godlike
DEIFICAL adj deific
DEIFIED past tense of deify
DEIFIER n pl. -S one that deifies
DEIFORM adj having the form of a god
DEIFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to make a god of
DEIGN v -ED, -ING, -S to lower oneself to do something
DEIL n pl. -S the devil
DEIONIZE v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES to remove ions from
DEISM n pl. -S a religious philosophy
DEIST n pl. -S an adherent of deism DEISTIC adj
DEITY n pl. -TIES a god or goddess
DEIXIS n pl. DEIXISES the specifying function of some words
DEJECT v -ED, -ING, -S to depress
DEJECTA n/pl excrements
DEJEUNER n pl. -S a late breakfast
DEKAGRAM n pl. -S a measure equal to ten grams
DEKARE n pl. -S a measure equal to ten ares
DEKE v DEKED, DEKING, DEKES to feint in hockey
DEKKO n pl. -KOS a look
DEL n pl. -S an operator in differential calculus
DELAINE n pl. -S a wool fabric
DELATE v -LATED, -LATING, -LATES to accuse
DELATION n pl. -S the act of delating
DELATOR n pl. -S one that delates
DELAY v -ED, -ING, -S to put off to a later time
DELAYER n pl. -S one that delays
DELE v DELED, DELEING, DELES to delete
DELEAD v -ED, -ING, -S to remove lead from
DELEAVE v -LEAVED, -LEAVING, -LEAVES to separate the copies of
DELEGACY n pl. -CIES the act of delegating
DELEGATE v -GATED, -GATING, -GATES to appoint as one's representative
DELETE v -LETED, -LETING, -LETES to remove written or printed matter
DELETION n pl. -S the act of deleting
DELF n pl. -S delft
DELFT n pl. -S an earthenware
DELI n pl. DELIS a delicatessen
DELICACY n pl. -CIES a choice food
DELICATE n pl. -S a delicacy
DELICT n pl. -S an offense against civil law
DELIGHT v -ED, -ING, -S to give great pleasure to
DELIME v -LIMED, -LIMING, -LIMES to free from lime
DELIMIT v -ED, -ING, -S to mark the boundaries of
DELIRIUM n pl. -IUMS or -IA wild excitement
DELIST v -ED, -ING, -S to remove from a list
DELIVER v -ED, -ING, -S to take to the intended recipient
DELIVERY n pl. -ERIES the act of delivering
DELL n pl. -S a small, wooded valley
DELLY n pl. DELLIES deli
DELOUSE v -LOUSED, -LOUSING, -LOUSES to remove lice from
DELOUSER n pl. -S one that gets rid of lice
DELPHIC n pl. -S ambiguous
DELTA n pl. -S an alluvial deposit at the mouth of a river DELTAIC, DELTIC adj
DELTOID n pl. -S a shoulder muscle
DELUDE v -LUDED, -LUDING, -LUDES to mislead the mind or judgment of
DELUDER n pl. -S one that deludes
DELUGE v -UGED, -UGING, -UGES to flood
DELUSION n pl. -S the act of deluding
DELUSIVE adj tending to delude
DELUSORY adj delusive
DELUSTER v -ED, -ING, -S to lessen the sheen of
DELUXE adj of special elegance or luxury
DELVE v DELVED, DELVING, DELVES to search in depth
DELVER n pl. -S one that delves
DEMAGOG v -ED, -ING, -S to behave like a demagog (a leader who appeals to emotions and prejudices)
DEMAGOGY n pl. -GOGIES the rule of a demagog
DEMAND v -ED, -ING, -S to ask for with authority
DEMANDER n pl. -S one that demands
DEMARCHE n pl. -S a procedure
DEMARK v -ED, -ING, -S to delimit
DEMAST v -ED, -ING, -S to strip masts from
DEME n pl. -S a Greek district
DEMEAN v -ED, -ING, -S to conduct oneself in a particular manner
DEMEANOR n pl. -S the manner in which one conducts oneself
DEMENT v -ED, -ING, -S to make insane
DEMENTIA n pl. -S mental illness
DEMERARA n pl. -S a coarse light-brown sugar
DEMERGE v -MERGED, -MERGING, -MERGES to remove a division from a corporation
DEMERGER v -ED, -ING, -S to demerge
DEMERIT v -ED, -ING, -S to lower in rank or status
DEMERSAL adj found at the bottom of the sea
DEMESNE n pl. -S the legal possession of land as one's own
DEMETON n pl. -S an insecticide
DEMIES pl. of demy
DEMIGOD n pl. -S a lesser god
DEMIJOHN n pl. -S a narrow-necked jug
DEMILUNE n pl. -S a half-moon
DEMIREP n pl. -S a prostitute
DEMISE v -MISED, -MISING, -MISES to bequeath
DEMIT v -MITTED, -MITTING, -MITS to resign
DEMIURGE n pl. -S a magistrate of ancient Greece
DEMIVOLT n pl. -S a half turn made by a horse
DEMO n pl. DEMOS a demonstration
DEMOB v -MOBBED, -MOBBING, -MOBS to discharge from military service
DEMOCRAT n pl. -S one who believes in political and social equality
DEMODE adj demoded
DEMODED adj out-of-date
DEMOLISH v -ED, -ING, -ES to destroy
DEMON n pl. -S an evil spirit
DEMONESS n pl. -ES a female demon
DEMONIAC n pl. -S one regarded as possessed by a demon
DEMONIAN adj demonic
DEMONIC adj characteristic of a demon
DEMONISE v -ISED, -ISING, -ISES to demonize
DEMONISM n pl. -S belief in demons
DEMONIST n pl. -S one who believes in demons
DEMONIZE v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES to make a demon of
DEMOS n pl. -ES the people of an ancient Greek state
DEMOTE v -MOTED, -MOTING, -MOTES to lower in rank or grade
DEMOTIC adj pertaining to a simplified form of ancient Egyptian writing
DEMOTICS n/pl the study of people in society
DEMOTING present participle of demote
DEMOTION n pl. -S the act of demoting
DEMOTIST n pl. -S a student of demotic writings
DEMOUNT v -ED, -ING, -S to remove from a mounting
DEMPSTER n pl. -S a deemster
DEMUR v -MURRED, -MURRING, -MURS to object
DEMURE adj -MURER -MUREST shy and modest DEMURELY adv
DEMURRAL n pl. -S the act of demurring
DEMURRED past tense of demur
DEMURRER n pl. -S one that demurs
DEMURRING present participle of demur
DEMY n pl. -MIES a size of paper
DEN v DENNED, DENNING, DENS to live in a lair
DENARIUS n pl. DENARII a coin of ancient Rome
DENARY adj containing ten
DENATURE v -TURED, -TURING, -TURES to deprive of natural qualities
DENAZIFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to rid of Nazism
DENDRITE n pl. -S a branched part of a nerve cell
DENDROID adj shaped like a tree
DENDRON n pl. -S a dendrite
DENE n pl. -S a valley
DENGUE n pl. -S a tropical disease
DENIABLE adj capable of being denied DENIABLY adv
DENIAL n pl. -S the act of denying
DENIED past tense of deny
DENIER n pl. -S one that denies
DENIES present 3d person sing. of deny
DENIM n pl. -S a durable fabric
DENIZEN v -ED, -ING, -S to make a citizen of
DENNED past tense of den
DENNING present participle of den
DENOTE v -NOTED, -NOTING, -NOTES to indicate DENOTIVE adj
DENOUNCE v -NOUNCED, -NOUNCING, -NOUNCES to condemn openly
DENSE adj DENSER, DENSEST compact DENSELY adv
DENSIFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to make denser
DENSITY n pl. -TIES the state of being dense
DENT v -ED, -ING, -S to make a depression in
DENTAL n pl. -S a dentally produced sound
DENTALIA n/pl mollusks with long, tapering shells
DENTALLY adv with the tip of the tongue against the upper front teeth
DENTATE adj having teeth
DENTATED adj dentate
DENTICLE n pl. -S a small tooth
DENTIL n pl. -S a small rectangular block DENTILED adj
DENTIN n pl. -S the hard substance forming the body of a tooth DENTINAL adj
DENTINE n pl. -S dentin
DENTIST n pl. -S one who treats the teeth
DENTOID adj resembling a tooth
DENTURE n pl. -S a set of teeth DENTURAL adj
DENUDATE v -DATED, -DATING, -DATES to denude
DENUDE v -NUDED, -NUDING, -NUDES to strip of all covering
DENUDER n pl. -S one that denudes
DENY v -NIED, -NYING, -NIES to declare to be untrue
DEODAND n pl. -S property forfeited to the crown under a former English law
DEODAR n pl. -S an East Indian cedar
DEODARA n pl. -S deodar
DEONTIC adj pertaining to moral obligation
DEORBIT v -ED, -ING, -S to come out of an orbit
DEOXY adj having less oxygen than the compound from which it is derived
DEPAINT v -ED, -ING, -S to depict
DEPART v -ED, -ING, -S to go away
DEPARTEE n pl. -S one that departs
DEPEND v -ED, -ING, -S to rely
DEPERM v -ED, -ING, -S to demagnetize
DEPICT v -ED, -ING, -S to portray
DEPICTER n pl. -S one that depicts
DEPICTOR n pl. -S depicter
DEPILATE v -LATED, -LATING, -LATES to remove hair from
DEPLANE v -PLANED, -PLANING, -PLANES to get off an airplane
DEPLETE v -PLETED, -PLETING, -PLETES to lessen or exhaust the supply of
DEPLORE v -PLORED, -PLORING, -PLORES to regret strongly
DEPLORER n pl. -S one that deplores
DEPLOY v -ED, -ING, -S to position troops for battle
DEPLUME v -PLUMED, -PLUMING, -PLUMES to deprive of feathers
DEPOLISH v -ED, -ING, -ES to remove the gloss or polish of
DEPONE v -PONED, -PONING, -PONES to testify under oath
DEPONENT n pl. -S one that depones
DEPORT v -ED, -ING, -S to expel from a country
DEPORTEE n pl. -S one who is deported
DEPOSAL n pl. -S the act of deposing
DEPOSE v -POSED, -POSING, -POSES to remove from office
DEPOSER n pl. -S one that deposes
DEPOSIT v -ED, -ING, -S to place
DEPOT n pl. -S a railroad or bus station
DEPRAVE v -PRAVED, -PRAVING, -PRAVES to corrupt in morals
DEPRAVER n pl. -S one that depraves
DEPRESS v -ED, -ING, -ES to make sad
DEPRIVAL n pl. -S the act of depriving
DEPRIVE v -PRIVED, -PRIVING, -PRIVES to take something away from
DEPRIVER n pl. -S one that deprives
DEPSIDE n pl. -S an aromatic compound
DEPTH n pl. -S deepness
DEPURATE v -RATED, -RATING, -RATES to free from impurities
DEPUTE v -PUTED, -PUTING, -PUTES to delegate
DEPUTIZE v -TIZED, -TIZING, -TIZES to appoint as a deputy
DEPUTY n pl. -TIES one appointed to act for another
DERAIGN v -ED, -ING, -S to dispute a claim
DERAIL v -ED, -ING, -S to run off the rails of a track
DERANGE v -RANGED, -RANGING, -RANGES to disorder
DERAT v -RATTED, -RATTING, -RATS to rid of rats
DERATE v -RATED, -RATING, -RATES to lower the rated capability of
DERAY n pl. -RAYS disorderly revelry
DERBY n pl. -BIES a type of hat
DERE adj dire
DERELICT n pl. -S something abandoned
DERIDE v -RIDED, -RIDING, -RIDES to ridicule
DERIDER n pl. -S one that derides
DERINGER n pl. -S a short-barreled pistol
DERISION n pl. -S the act of deriding
DERISIVE adj expressing derision
DERISORY adj derisive
DERIVATE n pl. -S something derived
DERIVE v -RIVED, -RIVING, -RIVES to obtain or receive from a source
DERIVER n pl. -S one that derives
DERM n pl. -S derma
DERMA n pl. -S a layer of the skin DERMAL adj
DERMIS n pl. -MISES derma DERMIC adj
DERMOID n pl. -S a cystic tumor
DERNIER adj last
DEROGATE v -GATED, -GATING, -GATES to detract
DERRICK n pl. -S a hoisting apparatus
DERRIERE n pl. -S the buttocks
DERRIS n pl. -RISES a climbing plant
DERRY n pl. -RIES a meaningless word used in the chorus of old songs
DERVISH n pl. -ES a member of a Muslim religious order
DES prep of the -- used in names
DESALT v -ED, -ING, -S to remove the salt from
DESALTER n pl. -S one that desalts
DESAND v -ED, -ING, -S to remove sand from
DESCANT v -ED, -ING, -S to sing
DESCEND v -ED, -ING, -S to come or go down
DESCENT n pl. -S the act of descending
DESCRIBE v -SCRIBED, -SCRIBING, -SCRIBES to give a verbal account of
DESCRIER n pl. -S one that descries
DESCRY v -SCRIED, -SCRYING, -SCRIES to discern
DESELECT v -ED, -ING, -S to dismiss from a training program
DESERT v -ED, -ING, -S to abandon
DESERTER n pl. -S one that deserts
DESERTIC adj arid and barren
DESERVE v -SERVED, -SERVING, -SERVES to be entitled to or worthy of
DESERVER n pl. -S one that deserves
DESEX v -ED, -ING, -ES to castrate or spay
DESIGN v -ED, -ING, -S to conceive and plan out
DESIGNEE n pl. -S one who is designated
DESIGNER n pl. -S one that designs
DESILVER v -ED, -ING, -S to remove the silver from
DESINENT adj terminating
DESIRE v -SIRED, -SIRING, -SIRES to wish for
DESIRER n pl. -S one that desires
DESIROUS adj desiring
DESIST v -ED, -ING, -S to cease doing something
DESK n pl. -S a writing table
DESKMAN n pl. -MEN one who works at a desk
DESKTOP n pl. -S the top of a desk
DESMAN n pl. -S an aquatic mammal
DESMID n pl. -S a freshwater alga
DESMOID n pl. -S a very hard tumor
DESOLATE v -LATED, -LATING, -LATES to lay waste
DESORB v -ED, -ING, -S to remove by the reverse of absorption
DESOXY adj deoxy
DESPAIR v -ED, -ING, -S to lose all hope
DESPATCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to dispatch
DESPISE v -SPISED, -SPISING, -SPISES to loathe
DESPISER n pl. -S one that despises
DESPITE v -SPITED, -SPITING, -SPITES to treat with contempt
DESPOIL v -ED, -ING, -S to plunder
DESPOND v -ED, -ING, -S to lose spirit or hope
DESPOT n pl. -S a tyrant DESPOTIC adj
DESSERT n pl. -S something served as the last course of a meal
DESTAIN v -ED, -ING, -S to remove stain from
DESTINE v -TINED, -TINING, -TINES to determine beforehand
DESTINY n pl. -NIES the fate or fortune to which one is destined
DESTRIER n pl. -S a war horse
DESTROY v -ED, -ING, -S to damage beyond repair or renewal
DESTRUCT v -ED, -ING, -S to destroy
DESUGAR v -ED, -ING, -S to remove sugar from
DESULFUR v -ED, -ING, -S to free from sulfur
DETACH v -ED, -ING, -ES to unfasten and separate
DETACHER n pl. -S one that detaches
DETAIL v -ED, -ING, -S to report with complete particulars
DETAILER n pl. -S one that details
DETAIN v -ED, -ING, -S to hold in custody
DETAINEE n pl. -S one who is detained
DETAINER n pl. -S the unlawful withholding of another's property
DETASSEL v -SELED, -SELING, -SELS or -SELLED, -SELLING, -SELS to remove tassels from
DETECT v -ED, -ING, -S to discover or perceive
DETECTER n pl. -S detector
DETECTOR n pl. -S one that detects
DETENT n pl. -S a locking or unlocking mechanism
DETENTE n pl. -S an easing of international tension
DETER v -TERRED, -TERRING, -TERS to stop from proceeding
DETERGE v -TERGED, -TERGING, -TERGES to cleanse
DETERGER n pl. -S one that deterges
DETERRED past tense of deter
DETERRER n pl. -S one that deters
DETERRING present participle of deter
DETEST v -ED, -ING, -S to dislike intensely
DETESTER n pl. -S one that detests
DETHRONE v -THRONED, -THRONING, -THRONES to remove from a throne
DETICK v -ED, -ING, -S to remove ticks from
DETICKER n pl. -S one that deticks
DETINUE n pl. -S an action to recover property wrongfully detained
DETONATE v -NATED, -NATING, -NATES to cause to explode
DETOUR v -ED, -ING, -S to take an indirect route
DETOX v -ED, -ING, -ES to detoxify
DETOXIFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to remove a toxin from
DETRACT v -ED, -ING, -S to take away
DETRAIN v -ED, -ING, -S to get off a railroad train
DETRITUS n pl. DETRITUS particles of rock DETRITAL adj
DETRUDE v -TRUDED, -TRUDING, -TRUDES to thrust out
DEUCE v DEUCED, DEUCING, DEUCES to bring a tennis score to a tie
DEUCEDLY adv extremely
DEUTERIC adj pertaining to heavy hydrogen
DEUTERON n pl. -S an atomic particle
DEUTZIA n pl. -S an ornamental shrub
DEV n pl. -S deva
DEVA n pl. -S a Hindu god
DEVALUE v -UED, -UING, -UES to lessen the worth of
DEVEIN v -ED, -ING, -S to remove the dorsal vein from
DEVEL v -ED, -ING, -S to strike forcibly
DEVELOP v -ED, -ING, -S to bring to a more advanced or effective state
DEVELOPE v -OPED, -OPING, -OPES to develop
DEVERBAL adj derived from a verb
DEVEST v -ED, -ING, -S to divest
DEVIANCE n pl. -S the behavior of a deviant
DEVIANCY n pl. -CIES deviance
DEVIANT n pl. -S one that deviates from a norm
DEVIATE v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES to turn aside from a course or norm
DEVIATOR n pl. -S one that deviates
DEVICE n pl. -S something devised or constructed for a specific purpose
DEVIL v -ILED, -ILING, -ILS or -ILLED, -ILLING, -ILS to prepare food with pungent seasoning
DEVILISH adj fiendish
DEVILKIN n pl. -S a small demon
DEVILLED a past tense of devil
DEVILLING a present participle of devil
DEVILRY n pl. -RIES deviltry
DEVILTRY n pl. -TRIES mischief
DEVIOUS adj indirect
DEVISAL n pl. -S the act of devising
DEVISE v -VISED, -VISING, -VISES to form in the mind
DEVISEE n pl. -S one to whom a will is made
DEVISER n pl. -S one that devises
DEVISING present participle of devise
DEVISOR n pl. -S one who makes a will
DEVOICE v -VOICED, -VOICING, -VOICES to unvoice
DEVOID adj completely lacking
DEVOIR n pl. -S an act of civility or respect
DEVOLVE v -VOLVED, -VOLVING, -VOLVES to transfer from one person to another
DEVON n pl. -S one of a breed of small, hardy cattle
DEVOTE v -VOTED, -VOTING, -VOTES to give oneself wholly to
DEVOTEE n pl. -S an ardent follower or supporter
DEVOTION n pl. -S the act of devoting
DEVOUR v -ED, -ING, -S to eat up voraciously
DEVOURER n pl. -S one that devours
DEVOUT adj -VOUTER -VOUTEST pious DEVOUTLY adv
DEW v -ED, -ING, -S to wet with dew (condensed moisture)
DEWAN n pl. -S an official in India
DEWAR n pl. -S a double-walled flask
DEWATER v -ED, -ING, -S to remove water from
DEWAX v -ED, -ING, -ES to remove wax from
DEWBERRY n pl. -RIES an edible berry
DEWCLAW n pl. -S a vestigial toe
DEWDROP n pl. -S a drop of dew
DEWFALL n pl. -S the formation of dew
DEWIER comparative of dewy
DEWIEST superlative of dewy
DEWILY adv in a dewy manner
DEWINESS n pl. -ES the state of being dewy
DEWLAP n pl. -S a fold of loose skin under the neck
DEWLESS adj having no dew
DEWOOL v -ED, -ING, -S to remove the wool from
DEWORM v -ED, -ING, -S to rid of worms
DEWORMER n pl. -S one that deworms
DEWY adj DEWIER, DEWIEST moist with dew
DEX n pl. -ES a sulfate used as a central nervous system stimulant
DEXIE n pl. -S a tablet of dex
DEXIES pl. of dexy
DEXTER adj situated on the right
DEXTRAL adj pertaining to the right
DEXTRAN n pl. -S a substance used as a blood plasma substitute
DEXTRIN n pl. -S a substance used as an adhesive
DEXTRINE n pl. -S dextrin
DEXTRO adj turning to the right
DEXTROSE n pl. -S a form of glucose
DEXTROUS adj adroit
DEXY n pl. DEXIES dexie
DEY n pl. DEYS a former North African ruler
DEZINC v -ZINCKED, -ZINCKING, -ZINCS or -ZINCED, -ZINCING, -ZINCS to remove zinc from
DHAK n pl. -S an Asian tree
DHAL n pl. -S dal
DHARMA n pl. -S conformity to Hindu law DHARMIC adj
DHARNA n pl. -S a form of protest in India
DHOBI n pl. -S a person who does laundry in India
DHOLE n pl. -S a wild dog of India
DHOOLY n pl. -LIES dooly
DHOORA n pl. -S durra
DHOOTI n pl. -S dhoti
DHOOTIE n pl. -S dhoti
DHOTI n pl. -S a loincloth worn by Hindu men
DHOURRA n pl. -S durra
DHOW n pl. -S an Arabian sailing vessel
DHURNA n pl. -S dharna
DHURRIE n pl. -S a cotton rug made in India
DHUTI n pl. -S dhoti
DIABASE n pl. -S an igneous rock DIABASIC adj
DIABETES n pl. DIABETES a metabolic disorder
DIABETIC n pl. -S one who has diabetes
DIABLERY n pl. -RIES sorcery
DIABOLIC adj devilish
DIABOLO n pl. -LOS a game requiring manual dexterity
DIACETYL n pl. -S biacetyl
DIACID n pl. -S a type of acid DIACIDIC adj
DIACONAL adj pertaining to a deacon
DIADEM v -ED, -ING, -S to adorn with a crown
DIAGNOSE v -NOSED, -NOSING, -NOSES to recognize a disease by its signs and symptoms
DIAGONAL n pl. -S an oblique line
DIAGRAM v -GRAMED, -GRAMING, -GRAMS or -GRAMMED, -GRAMMING, -GRAMS to illustrate by a diagram (a graphic design)
DIAGRAPH n pl. -S a drawing device
DIAL v DIALED, DIALING, DIALS or DIALLED, DIALLING, DIALS to manipulate a calibrated disk
DIALECT n pl. -S a regional variety of a language
DIALER n pl. -S one that dials
DIALING n pl. -S the measurement of time by sundials
DIALIST n pl. -S a dialer
DIALLAGE n pl. -S a mineral
DIALLED a past tense of dial
DIALLEL adj pertaining to a genetic crossing
DIALLER n pl. -S dialer
DIALLING n pl. -S dialing
DIALLIST n pl. -S dialist
DIALOG v -ED, -ING, -S to dialogue
DIALOGER n pl. -S one that dialogs
DIALOGIC adj conversational
DIALOGUE v -LOGUED, -LOGUING, -LOGUES to carry on a conversation
DIALYSE v -LYSED, -LYSING, -LYSES to dialyze
DIALYSER n pl. -S dialyzer
DIALYSIS n pl. -YSES the separation of substances in a solution by diffusion through a membrane
DIALYTIC adj pertaining to dialysis
DIALYZE v -LYZED, -LYZING, -LYZES to subject to dialysis
DIALYZER n pl. -S an apparatus used for dialysis
DIAMANTE n pl. -S a sparkling decoration
DIAMETER n pl. -S a straight line passing through the center of a circle and ending at the periphery
DIAMIDE n pl. -S a chemical compound
DIAMIN n pl. -S diamine
DIAMINE n pl. -S a chemical compound
DIAMOND v -ED, -ING, -S to adorn with diamonds (precious gems)
DIANTHUS n pl. -ES an ornamental herb
DIAPASON n pl. -S a burst of harmonious sound
DIAPAUSE v -PAUSED, -PAUSING, -PAUSES to undergo dormancy
DIAPER v -ED, -ING, -S to put a diaper (a baby's breechcloth) on
DIAPHONE n pl. -S a low-pitched foghorn
DIAPHONY n pl. -NIES organum
DIAPIR n pl. -S a bend in a layer of rock DIAPIRIC adj
DIAPSID adj pertaining to a type of reptile
DIARCHY n pl. -CHIES a government with two rulers DIARCHIC adj
DIARIES pl. of diary
DIARIST n pl. -S one who keeps a diary
DIARRHEA n pl. -S an intestinal disorder
DIARY n pl. -RIES a personal journal
DIASPORA n pl. -S migration
DIASPORE n pl. -S a mineral
DIASTASE n pl. -S an enzyme
DIASTEM n pl. -S an interruption in the deposition of sediment
DIASTEMA n pl. -MATA a space between teeth
DIASTER n pl. -S a stage in mitosis DIASTRAL adj
DIASTOLE n pl. -S the normal rhythmical dilation of the heart
DIATOM n pl. -S any of a class of algae
DIATOMIC adj composed of two atoms
DIATONIC adj pertaining to a type of musical scale
DIATRIBE n pl. -S a bitter and abusive criticism
DIATRON n pl. -S a circuitry design that uses diodes
DIAZEPAM n pl. -S a tranquilizer
DIAZIN n pl. -S diazine
DIAZINE n pl. -S a chemical compound
DIAZINON n pl. -S an insecticide
DIAZO adj containing a certain chemical group
DIAZOLE n pl. -S a chemical compound
DIB v DIBBED, DIBBING, DIBS to fish by letting the bait bob lightly on the water
DIBASIC adj having two replaceable hydrogen atoms
DIBBER n pl. -S a planting implement
DIBBING present participle of dib
DIBBLE v -BLED, -BLING, -BLES to dib
DIBBLER n pl. -S one that dibbles
DIBBUK n pl. -BUKS or -BUKIM dybbuk
DICAST n pl. -S a judge of ancient Athens DICASTIC adj
DICE v DICED, DICING, DICES to cut into small cubes
DICENTRA n pl. -S a perennial herb
DICER n pl. -S a device that dices food
DICEY adj DICIER, DICIEST dangerous
DICHASIA n/pl flower clusters
DICHOTIC adj affecting the two ears differently
DICHROIC adj having two colors
DICIER comparative of dicey
DICIEST superlative of dicey
DICING present participle of dice
DICK n pl. -S a detective
DICKENS n pl. -ES devil
DICKER v -ED, -ING, -S to bargain
DICKEY n pl. -EYS a blouse front
DICKIE n pl. -S dickey
DICKY adj DICKIER, DICKIEST poor in condition
DICKY n pl. DICKIES dickey
DICLINY n pl. -NIES the state of having stamens and pistils in separate flowers
DICOT n pl. -S a plant with two seed leaves
DICOTYL n pl. -S dicot
DICROTAL adj dicrotic
DICROTIC adj having a double pulse beat
DICTA a pl. of dictum
DICTATE v -TATED, -TATING, -TATES to read aloud for recording
DICTATOR n pl. -S one that dictates
DICTIER comparative of dicty
DICTIEST superlative of dicty
DICTION n pl. -S choice and use of words in speech or writing
DICTUM n pl. -TA or -TUMS an authoritative statement
DICTY adj -TIER -TIEST snobbish
DICYCLIC adj having two maxima of population each year
DICYCLY n pl. -CLIES the state of being dicyclic
DID a past tense of do
DIDACT n pl. -S a didactic person
DIDACTIC adj instructive
DIDACTYL adj having two digits at the end of each limb
DIDAPPER n pl. -S a dabchick
DIDDLE v -DLED, -DLING, -DLES to swindle
DIDDLER n pl. -S one that diddles
DIDDLEY n pl. -DLIES -DLEYS diddly
DIDDLY n pl. -DLIES the least amount
DIDIE n pl. -S didy
DIDIES pl. of didy
DIDO n pl. -DOS or -DOES a mischievous act
DIDST a past tense of do
DIDY n pl. -DIES a diaper
DIDYMIUM n pl. -S a mixture of rare-earth elements
DIDYMOUS adj occurring in pairs
DIDYNAMY n pl. -MIES the state of having four stamens in pairs of unequal length
DIE v DIED, DIEING, DIES to cut with a die (a device for shaping material)
DIE v DIED, DYING, DIES to cease living
DIEBACK n pl. -S a gradual dying of plant shoots
DIECIOUS adj dioicous
DIED past tense of die
DIEHARD n pl. -S a stubborn person
DIEL adj involving a full day
DIELDRIN n pl. -S an insecticide
DIEMAKER n pl. -S one that makes dies
DIENE n pl. -S a chemical compound
DIERESIS n pl. DIERESES the separation of two vowels into two syllables DIERETIC adj
DIESEL v -ED, -ING, -S to continue running after the ignition is turned off
DIESIS n pl. DIESES a reference mark in printing
DIESTER n pl. -S a type of chemical compound
DIESTOCK n pl. -S a frame for holding dies
DIESTRUM n pl. -S diestrus
DIESTRUS n pl. -ES a period of sexual inactivity
DIET v -ED, -ING, -S to regulate one's daily sustenance
DIETARY n pl. -ETARIES a system of dieting
DIETER n pl. -S one that diets
DIETETIC adj pertaining to diet
DIETHER n pl. -S a chemical compound
DIFFER v -ED, -ING, -S to be unlike
DIFFRACT v -ED, -ING, -S to separate into parts
DIFFUSE v -FUSED, -FUSING, -FUSES to spread widely or thinly
DIFFUSER n pl. -S one that diffuses
DIFFUSOR n pl. -S diffuser
DIG v DUG or DIGGED, DIGGING, DIGS to break up, turn over, or remove earth
DIGAMIES pl. of digamy
DIGAMIST n pl. -S one who practices digamy
DIGAMMA n pl. -S a Greek letter
DIGAMY n pl. -MIES a second legal marriage DIGAMOUS adj
DIGEST v -ED, -ING, -S to render food usable for the body
DIGESTER n pl. -S an apparatus in which substances are softened or decomposed
DIGESTOR n pl. -S digester
DIGGED a past tense of dig
DIGGER n pl. -S one that digs
DIGGING present participle of dig
DIGGINGS n/pl an excavation site
DIGHT v -ED, -ING, -S to adorn
DIGIT n pl. -S a finger or toe
DIGITAL n pl. -S a piano key
DIGITATE adj having digits
DIGITIZE v -TIZED, -TIZING, -TIZES to put data into digital notation
DIGLOT n pl. -S a bilingual book or edition
DIGNIFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to add dignity to
DIGNITY n pl. -TIES stateliness and nobility of manner
DIGOXIN n pl. -S a drug to improve heart function
DIGRAPH n pl. -S a pair of letters representing a single speech sound
DIGRESS v -ED, -ING, -ES to stray from the main topic
DIHEDRAL n pl. -S a dihedron
DIHEDRON n pl. -S a figure formed by two intersecting planes
DIHYBRID n pl. -S an offspring of parents differing in two pairs of genes
DIHYDRIC adj containing two hydroxyl radicals
DIKDIK n pl. -S a small antelope
DIKE v DIKED, DIKING, DIKES to furnish with an embankment
DIKER n pl. -S one that dikes
DIKTAT n pl. -S a harsh settlement imposed on a defeated nation
DILATANT n pl. -S a dilator
DILATATE adj dilated
DILATE v -LATED, -LATING, -LATES to make wider or larger
DILATER n pl. -S dilator
DILATION n pl. -S the act of dilating
DILATIVE adj tending to dilate
DILATOR n pl. -S one that dilates
DILATORY adj tending to delay
DILDO n pl. -DOS an object used as a penis substitute
DILDOE n pl. -S dildo
DILEMMA n pl. -S a perplexing situation DILEMMIC adj
DILIGENT adj persevering
DILL n pl. -S an annual herb
DILLED adj flavored with dill
DILLY n pl. DILLIES something remarkable
DILUENT n pl. -S a diluting substance
DILUTE v -LUTED, -LUTING, -LUTES to thin or reduce the concentration of
DILUTER n pl. -S one that dilutes
DILUTION n pl. -S the act of diluting
DILUTIVE adj tending to dilute
DILUTOR n pl. -S diluter
DILUVIA a pl. of diluvium
DILUVIAL adj pertaining to a flood
DILUVIAN adj diluvial
DILUVION n pl. -S diluvium
DILUVIUM n pl. -VIA or -VIUMS coarse rock material deposited by glaciers
DIM adj DIMMER, DIMMEST obscure
DIM v DIMMED, DIMMING, DIMS to make dim
DIME n pl. -S a coin of the United States
DIMER n pl. -S a molecule composed of two identical molecules
DIMERIC adj dimerous
DIMERISM n pl. -S the state of being dimerous
DIMERIZE v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES to form a dimer
DIMEROUS adj composed of two parts
DIMETER n pl. -S a verse of two metrical feet
DIMETHYL n pl. -S ethane
DIMETRIC adj pertaining to a type of crystal system
DIMINISH v -ED, -ING, -ES to lessen
DIMITY n pl. -TIES a cotton fabric
DIMLY adv in a dim manner
DIMMABLE adj capable of being dimmed
DIMMED past tense of dim
DIMMER n pl. -S a device for varying the intensity of illumination
DIMMEST superlative of dim
DIMMING present participle of dim
DIMNESS n pl. -ES the state of being dim
DIMORPH n pl. -S either of two distinct forms
DIMOUT n pl. -S a condition of partial darkness
DIMPLE v -PLED, -PLING, -PLES to mark with indentations
DIMPLY adj -PLIER -PLIEST dimpled
DIMWIT n pl. -S a dunce
DIN v DINNED, DINNING, DINS to make a loud noise
DINAR n pl. -S an ancient gold coin of Muslim areas
DINDLE v -DLED, -DLING, -DLES to tingle
DINE v DINED, DINING, DINES to eat dinner
DINER n pl. -S one that dines
DINERIC adj pertaining to the interface between two immiscible liquids
DINERO n pl. -ROS a former silver coin of Peru
DINETTE n pl. -S a small dining room
DING v -ED, -ING, -S to ring
DINGBAT n pl. -S a typographical ornament
DINGDONG v -ED, -ING, -S to make a ringing sound
DINGE n pl. -S the condition of being dingy
DINGER n pl. -S a home run
DINGEY n pl. -GEYS dinghy
DINGHY n pl. -GHIES a small boat
DINGIER comparative of dingy
DINGIES pl. of dingy
DINGIEST superlative of dingy
DINGILY adv in a dingy manner
DINGLE n pl. -S a dell
DINGO n pl. -GOES a wild dog of Australia
DINGUS n pl. -ES a doodad
DINGY adj -GIER -GIEST grimy
DINGY n pl. -GIES dinghy
DINING present participle of dine
DINITRO adj containing two nitro groups
DINK v -ED, -ING, -S to adorn
DINKEY n pl. -KEYS a small locomotive
DINKIER comparative of dinky
DINKIES pl. of dinky
DINKIEST superlative of dinky
DINKLY adv neatly
DINKUM n pl. -S the truth
DINKY adj -KIER -KIEST small
DINKY n pl. -KIES dinkey
DINNED past tense of din
DINNER n pl. -S the main meal of the day
DINNING present participle of din
DINOSAUR n pl. -S one of a group of extinct reptiles
DINT v -ED, -ING, -S to dent
DIOBOL n pl. -S a coin of ancient Greece
DIOBOLON n pl. -S diobol
DIOCESAN n pl. -S a bishop
DIOCESE n pl. -S an ecclesiastical district
DIODE n pl. -S a type of electron tube
DIOECISM n pl. -S the state of being dioicous
DIOECY n pl. DIOECIES dioecism
DIOICOUS adj unisexual
DIOL n pl. -S a chemical compound
DIOLEFIN n pl. -S a hydrocarbon
DIOPSIDE n pl. -S a mineral
DIOPTASE n pl. -S a mineral
DIOPTER n pl. -S a measure of refractive power DIOPTRAL adj
DIOPTRE n pl. -S diopter
DIOPTRIC adj aiding the vision by refraction
DIORAMA n pl. -S a three-dimensional exhibit DIORAMIC adj
DIORITE n pl. -S an igneous rock DIORITIC adj
DIOXAN n pl. -S dioxane
DIOXANE n pl. -S a flammable liquid
DIOXID n pl. -S dioxide
DIOXIDE n pl. -S a type of oxide
DIOXIN n pl. -S a toxic solid hydrocarbon
DIP v DIPPED or DIPT, DIPPING, DIPS to immerse briefly into a liquid
DIPHASE adj having two phases
DIPHASIC adj diphase
DIPHENYL n pl. -S biphenyl
DIPLEGIA n pl. -S paralysis of the same part on both sides of the body
DIPLEX adj pertaining to the simultaneous transmission or reception of two radio signals
DIPLEXER n pl. -S a coupling device
DIPLOE n pl. -S a bony tissue of the cranium DIPLOIC adj
DIPLOID n pl. -S a cell having the basic chromosome number doubled
DIPLOIDY n pl. -DIES the condition of being a diploid
DIPLOMA n pl. -MAS or -MATA a certificate of an academic degree
DIPLOMA v -ED, -ING, -S to furnish with a diploma
DIPLOMAT n pl. -S a governmental official
DIPLONT n pl. -S an organism having a particular chromosomal structure
DIPLOPIA n pl. -S double vision DIPLOPIC adj
DIPLOPOD n pl. -S a multi-legged insect
DIPLOSIS n pl. -LOSES a method of chromosome formation
DIPNET v -NETTED, -NETTING, -NETS to scoop fish with a type of net
DIPNOAN n pl. -S a lungfish
DIPODY n pl. -DIES a dimeter DIPODIC adj
DIPOLE n pl. -S a pair of equal and opposite electric charges DIPOLAR adj
DIPPABLE adj capable of being dipped
DIPPED a past tense of dip
DIPPER n pl. -S one that dips
DIPPING present participle of dip
DIPPY adj -PIER -PIEST foolish
DIPSAS n pl. DIPSADES a fabled serpent
DIPSO n pl. -SOS a person who craves alcoholic liquors
DIPSTICK n pl. -S a measuring rod
DIPT a past tense of dip
DIPTERA pl. of dipteron
DIPTERAL adj having two rows or columns
DIPTERAN n pl. -S a two-winged fly
DIPTERON n pl. -TERA dipteran
DIPTYCA n pl. -S diptych
DIPTYCH n pl. -S an ancient writing tablet
DIQUAT n pl. -S an herbicide
DIRDUM n pl. -S blame
DIRE adj DIRER, DIREST disastrous
DIRECT adj -RECTER -RECTEST straightforward DIRECTLY adv
DIRECT v -ED, -ING, -S to control or conduct the affairs of
DIRECTOR n pl. -S one that directs
DIREFUL adj dreadful
DIRELY adv in a dire manner
DIRENESS n pl. -ES the state of being dire
DIRER comparative of dire
DIREST superlative of dire
DIRGE n pl. -S a funeral song DIRGEFUL adj
DIRHAM n pl. -S a monetary unit of Morocco
DIRIMENT adj nullifying
DIRK v -ED, -ING, -S to stab with a small knife
DIRL v -ED, -ING, -S to tremble
DIRNDL n pl. -S a woman's dress
DIRT n pl. -S earth or soil
DIRTBAG n pl. -S a dirty or contemptible person
DIRTY adj DIRTIER, DIRTIEST unclean DIRTILY adv
DIRTY v DIRTIED, DIRTYING, DIRTIES to make dirty
DIS v DISSED, DISSING, DISSES to insult or criticize
DISABLE v -ABLED, -ABLING, -ABLES to render incapable or unable
DISABUSE v -ABUSED, -ABUSING, -ABUSES to free from false or mistaken ideas
DISAGREE v -AGREED, -AGREEING, -AGREES to differ in opinion
DISALLOW v -ED, -ING, -S to refuse to allow
DISANNUL v -NULLED, -NULLING, -NULS to annul
DISARM v -ED, -ING, -S to deprive of weapons
DISARMER n pl. -S one that disarms
DISARRAY v -ED, -ING, -S to disorder
DISASTER n pl. -S a calamity
DISAVOW v -ED, -ING, -S to disclaim responsibility for
DISBAND v -ED, -ING, -S to break up
DISBAR v -BARRED, -BARRING, -BARS to expel from the legal profession
DISBOSOM v -ED, -ING, -S to confess
DISBOUND adj not having a binding
DISBOWEL v -ELED, -ELING, -ELS or -ELLED, -ELLING, -ELS to remove the intestines of
DISBUD v -BUDDED, -BUDDING, -BUDS to remove buds from
DISBURSE v -BURSED, -BURSING, -BURSES to pay out
DISC v -ED, -ING, -S to disk
DISCANT v -ED, -ING, -S to descant
DISCARD v -ED, -ING, -S to throw away
DISCASE v -CASED, -CASING, -CASES to remove the case of
DISCEPT v -ED, -ING, -S to debate
DISCERN v -ED, -ING, -S to perceive
DISCI a pl. of discus
DISCIPLE v -PLED, -PLING, -PLES to cause to become a follower
DISCLAIM v -ED, -ING, -S to renounce any claim to or connection with
DISCLIKE adj disklike
DISCLOSE v -CLOSED, -CLOSING, -CLOSES to reveal
DISCO v -ED, -ING, -S to dance at a discotheque
DISCOID n pl. -S a disk
DISCOLOR v -ED, -ING, -S to alter the color of
DISCORD v -ED, -ING, -S to disagree
DISCOUNT v -ED, -ING, -S to reduce the price of
DISCOVER v -ED, -ING, -S to gain sight or knowledge of
DISCREET adj -CREETER -CREETEST tactful
DISCRETE adj separate
DISCROWN v -ED, -ING, -S to deprive of a crown
DISCUS n pl. -CUSES or -CI a disk hurled in athletic competition
DISCUSS v -ED, -ING, -ES to talk over or write about
DISDAIN v -ED, -ING, -S to scorn
DISEASE v -EASED, -EASING, -EASES to make unhealthy
DISENDOW v -ED, -ING, -S to deprive of endowment
DISEUSE n pl. -S a female entertainer
DISFAVOR v -ED, -ING, -S to regard with disapproval
DISFROCK v -ED, -ING, -S to unfrock
DISGORGE v -GORGED, -GORGING, -GORGES to vomit
DISGRACE v -GRACED, -GRACING, -GRACES to bring shame or discredit upon
DISGUISE v -GUISED, -GUISING, -GUISES to alter the appearance of
DISGUST v -ED, -ING, -S to cause nausea or loathing in
DISH v -ED, -ING, -ES to put into a dish (a concave vessel)
DISHELM v -ED, -ING, -S to deprive of a helmet
DISHERIT v -ED, -ING, -S to deprive of an inheritance
DISHEVEL v -ELED, -ELING, -ELS or -ELLED, -ELLING, -ELS to make messy
DISHFUL n pl. -S as much as a dish can hold
DISHIER comparative of dishy
DISHIEST superlative of dishy
DISHLIKE adj resembling a dish
DISHONOR v -ED, -ING, -S to deprive of honor
DISHPAN n pl. -S a pan for washing dishes
DISHRAG n pl. -S a cloth for washing dishes
DISHWARE n pl. -S tableware used in serving food
DISHY adj DISHIER, DISHIEST attractive
DISINTER v -TERRED, -TERRING, -TERS to exhume
DISJECT v -ED, -ING, -S to disperse
DISJOIN v -ED, -ING, -S to separate
DISJOINT v -ED, -ING, -S to put out of order
DISJUNCT n pl. -S an alternative in a logical disjunction
DISK v -ED, -ING, -S to break up land with a type of farm implement
DISKETTE n pl. -S a floppy disk for a computer
DISKLIKE adj resembling a disk (a flat, circular plate)
DISLIKE v -LIKED, -LIKING, -LIKES to regard with aversion
DISLIKER n pl. -S one that dislikes
DISLIMN v -ED, -ING, -S to make dim
DISLODGE v -LODGED, -LODGING, -LODGES to remove from a firm position
DISLOYAL adj not loyal
DISMAL adj -MALER -MALEST cheerless and depressing DISMALLY adv
DISMAL n pl. -S a track of swampy land
DISMAST v -ED, -ING, -S to remove the mast of
DISMAY v -ED, -ING, -S to deprive of courage or resolution
DISME n pl. -S a former coin of the United States
DISMISS v -ED, -ING, -ES to permit or cause to leave
DISMOUNT v -ED, -ING, -S to get down from an elevated position
DISOBEY v -ED, -ING, -S to fail to obey
DISOMIC adj having a number of chromosomes duplicated
DISORDER v -ED, -ING, -S to put out of order
DISOWN v -ED, -ING, -S to deny the ownership of
DISPART v -ED, -ING, -S to separate
DISPATCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to send off with speed
DISPEL v -PELLED, -PELLING, -PELS to drive off in various directions
DISPEND v -ED, -ING, -S to squander
DISPENSE v -PENSED, -PENSING, -PENSES to distribute
DISPERSE v -PERSED, -PERSING, -PERSES to scatter
DISPIRIT v -ED, -ING, -S to lower in spirit
DISPLACE v -PLACED, -PLACING, -PLACES to remove from the usual or proper place
DISPLANT v -ED, -ING, -S to dislodge
DISPLAY v -ED, -ING, -S to make evident or obvious
DISPLODE v -PLODED, -PLODING, -PLODES to explode
DISPLUME v -PLUMED, -PLUMING, -PLUMES to deplume
DISPORT v -ED, -ING, -S to amuse oneself
DISPOSAL n pl. -S the act of disposing
DISPOSE v -POSED, -POSING, -POSES to put in place
DISPOSER n pl. -S one that disposes
DISPREAD v -SPREAD, -SPREADING, -SPREADS to spread out
DISPRIZE v -PRIZED, -PRIZING, -PRIZES to disdain
DISPROOF n pl. -S the act of disproving
DISPROVE v -PROVED, -PROVEN, -PROVING, -PROVES to refute
DISPUTE v -PUTED, -PUTING, -PUTES to argue about
DISPUTER n pl. -S one that disputes
DISQUIET v -ED, -ING, -S to deprive of quiet, rest, or peace
DISRATE v -RATED, -RATING, -RATES to lower in rating or rank
DISROBE v -ROBED, -ROBING, -ROBES to undress
DISROBER n pl. -S one that disrobes
DISROOT v -ED, -ING, -S to uproot
DISRUPT v -ED, -ING, -S to throw into confusion
DISS v -ED, -ING, -ES to dis
DISSAVE v -SAVED, -SAVING, -SAVES to use savings for current expenses
DISSEAT v -ED, -ING, -S to unseat
DISSECT v -ED, -ING, -S to cut apart for scientific examination
DISSED past tense of dis or diss
DISSEISE v -SEISED, -SEISING, -SEISES to deprive
DISSEIZE v -SEIZED, -SEIZING, -SEIZES to disseise
DISSENT v -ED, -ING, -S to disagree
DISSERT v -ED, -ING, -S to discuss in a learned or formal manner
DISSERVE v -SERVED, -SERVING, -SERVES to treat badly
DISSEVER v -ED, -ING, -S to sever
DISSING present participle of dis or diss
DISSOLVE v -SOLVED, -SOLVING, -SOLVES to make into a solution
DISSUADE v -SUADED, -SUADING, -SUADES to persuade not to do something
DISTAFF n pl. -TAFFS or -TAVES a type of staff
DISTAIN v -ED, -ING, -S to stain
DISTAL adj located far from the point of origin DISTALLY adv
DISTANCE v -TANCED, -TANCING, -TANCES to leave behind
DISTANT adj far off or apart
DISTASTE v -TASTED, -TASTING, -TASTES to dislike
DISTAVES a pl. of distaff
DISTEND v -ED, -ING, -S to swell
DISTENT adj distended
DISTICH n pl. -S a couplet
DISTIL v -TILLED, -TILLING, -TILS to distill
DISTILL v -ED, -ING, -S to extract by vaporization and condensation
DISTINCT adj -TINCTER -TINCTEST clearly different
DISTOME n pl. -S a parasitic flatworm
DISTORT v -ED, -ING, -S to twist or bend out of shape
DISTRACT v -ED, -ING, -S to divert the attention of
DISTRAIN v -ED, -ING, -S to seize and hold property as security
DISTRAIT adj absentminded
DISTRESS v -ED, -ING, -ES to cause anxiety or suffering to
DISTRICT v -ED, -ING, -S to divide into localities
DISTRUST v -ED, -ING, -S to have no trust in
DISTURB v -ED, -ING, -S to interrupt the quiet, rest, or peace of
DISULFID n pl. -S a chemical compound
DISUNION n pl. -S the state of being disunited
DISUNITE v -UNITED, -UNITING, -UNITES to separate
DISUNITY n pl. -TIES lack of unity
DISUSE v -USED, -USING, -USES to stop using
DISVALUE v -UED, -UING, -UES to treat as of little value
DISYOKE v -YOKED, -YOKING, -YOKES to free from a yoke
DIT n pl. -S a dot in Morse code
DITA n pl. -S a Philippine tree
DITCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to dig a long, narrow excavation in the ground
DITCHER n pl. -S one that ditches
DITE n pl. -S a small amount
DITHEISM n pl. -S belief in two coequal gods
DITHEIST n pl. -S an adherent of ditheism
DITHER v -ED, -ING, -S to act nervously or indecisively
DITHERER n pl. -S one that dithers
DITHERY adj nervously excited
DITHIOL adj containing two chemical groups both of which include sulfur and hydrogen
DITSY adj -SIER -SIEST silly, eccentric
DITTANY n pl. -NIES a perennial herb
DITTO v -ED, -ING, -S to repeat
DITTY n pl. -TIES a short, simple song
DITZ n pl. -ES a ditsy person
DITZY adj -ZIER -ZIEST ditsy
DIURESIS n pl. DIURESES excessive discharge of urine
DIURETIC n pl. -S a drug which increases urinary discharge
DIURNAL n pl. -S a diary
DIURON n pl. -S an herbicide
DIVA n pl. -S a distinguished female operatic singer
DIVAGATE v -GATED, -GATING, -GATES to wander
DIVALENT adj having a valence of two
DIVAN n pl. -S a sofa or couch
DIVE v DIVED or DOVE, DIVING, DIVES to plunge headfirst into water
DIVEBOMB v -ED, -ING, -S to drop bombs on a target from a diving airplane
DIVER n pl. -S one that dives
DIVERGE v -VERGED, -VERGING, -VERGES to move in different directions from a common point
DIVERSE adj different
DIVERT v -ED, -ING, -S to turn aside
DIVERTER n pl. -S one that diverts
DIVEST v -ED, -ING, -S to strip or deprive of anything
DIVIDE v -VIDED, -VIDING, -VIDES to separate into parts, areas, or groups
DIVIDEND n pl. -S a quantity to be divided
DIVIDER n pl. -S one that divides
DIVIDING present participle of divide
DIVIDUAL adj capable of being divided
DIVINE adj -VINER -VINEST pertaining to or characteristic of a god DIVINELY adv
DIVINE v -VINED, -VINING, -VINES to foretell by occult means
DIVINER n pl. -S one that divines
DIVING present participle of dive
DIVINING present participle of divine
DIVINISE v -NISED, -NISING, -NISES to divinize
DIVINITY n pl. -TIES the state of being divine
DIVINIZE v -NIZED, -NIZING, -NIZES to make divine
DIVISION n pl. -S the act of dividing
DIVISIVE adj causing disunity or dissension
DIVISOR n pl. -S a number by which a dividend is divided
DIVORCE v -VORCED, -VORCING, -VORCES to terminate the marriage contract between
DIVORCEE n pl. -S a divorced woman
DIVORCER n pl. -S one that divorces
DIVORCING present participle of divorce
DIVOT n pl. -S a piece of turf
DIVULGE v -VULGED, -VULGING, -VULGES to reveal
DIVULGER n pl. -S one that divulges
DIVVY v -VIED, -VYING, -VIES to divide
DIWAN n pl. -S dewan
DIXIT n pl. -S a statement
DIZEN v -ED, -ING, -S to dress in fine clothes
DIZYGOUS adj developed from two fertilized ova
DIZZY adj -ZIER -ZIEST having a sensation of whirling DIZZILY adv
DIZZY v -ZIED, -ZYING, -ZIES to make dizzy
DJEBEL n pl. -S jebel
DJELLABA n pl. -S a long hooded garment
DJIN n pl. -S jinni
DJINN n pl. -S jinni
DJINNI n pl. DJINN jinni
DJINNY n pl. DJINN jinni
DO n pl. DOS the first tone of the diatonic musical scale
DO v DID or DIDST, DONE, DOING, present sing. 2d person DO, DOEST or DOST, 3d person DOES, DOETH or DOTH to begin and carry through to completion
DOABLE adj able to be done
DOAT v -ED, -ING, -S to dote
DOBBER n pl. -S a float for a fishing line
DOBBIN n pl. -S a farm horse
DOBBY n pl. -BIES a fool
DOBIE n pl. -S adobe
DOBIES pl. of doby
DOBLA n pl. -S a former gold coin of Spain
DOBLON n pl. -S or -ES a former gold coin of Spain and Spanish America
DOBRA n pl. -S a former gold coin of Portugal
DOBSON n pl. -S an aquatic insect larva
DOBY n pl. -BIES dobie
DOC n pl. -S doctor
DOCENT n pl. -S a college or university lecturer
DOCETIC adj pertaining to a religious doctrine
DOCILE adj easily trained DOCILELY adv
DOCILITY n pl. -TIES the quality of being docile
DOCK v -ED, -ING, -S to bring into a dock (a wharf)
DOCKAGE n pl. -S a charge for the use of a dock
DOCKER n pl. -S a dock worker
DOCKET v -ED, -ING, -S to supply with an identifying statement
DOCKHAND n pl. -S a docker
DOCKLAND n pl. -S the part of a port occupied by docks
DOCKSIDE n pl. -S the area adjacent to a dock
DOCKYARD n pl. -S a shipyard
DOCTOR v -ED, -ING, -S to treat medically
DOCTORAL adj pertaining to a doctor
DOCTRINE n pl. -S a belief or set of beliefs taught or advocated
DOCUMENT v -ED, -ING, -S to support by conclusive information or evidence
DODDER v -ED, -ING, -S to totter
DODDERER n pl. -S one that dodders
DODDERY adj feeble
DODGE v DODGED, DODGING, DODGES to evade
DODGEM n pl. -S an amusement park ride
DODGER n pl. -S one that dodges
DODGERY n pl. -ERIES evasion
DODGING present participle of dodge
DODGY adj DODGIER, DODGIEST evasive
DODO n pl. -DOES or -DOS an extinct flightless bird
DODOISM n pl. -S a stupid remark
DOE n pl. -S a female deer
DOER n pl. -S one that does something
DOES a present 3d person sing. of do
DOESKIN n pl. -S the skin of a doe
DOEST a present 2d person sing. of do
DOETH a present 3d person sing. of do
DOFF v -ED, -ING, -S to take off
DOFFER n pl. -S one that doffs
DOG v DOGGED, DOGGING, DOGS to follow after like a dog (a domesticated, carnivorous mammal)
DOGBANE n pl. -S a perennial herb
DOGBERRY n pl. -RIES a wild berry
DOGCART n pl. -S a one-horse carriage
DOGDOM n pl. -S the world of dogs
DOGE n pl. -S the chief magistrate in the former republics of Venice and Genoa
DOGEAR v -ED, -ING, -S to turn down a corner of a page
DOGEDOM n pl. -S the domain of a doge
DOGESHIP n pl. -S the office of a doge
DOGEY n pl. -GEYS dogie
DOGFACE n pl. -S a soldier in the U.S. Army
DOGFIGHT v -FOUGHT, -FIGHTING, -FIGHTS to engage in an aerial battle
DOGFISH n pl. -ES a small shark
DOGGED past tense of dog
DOGGEDLY adv stubbornly
DOGGER n pl. -S a fishing vessel
DOGGEREL n pl. -S trivial, awkwardly written verse
DOGGERY n pl. -GERIES surly behavior
DOGGIE n pl. -S doggy
DOGGIER comparative of doggy
DOGGIES pl. of doggy
DOGGIEST superlative of doggy
DOGGING present participle of dog
DOGGISH adj doglike
DOGGO adv in hiding
DOGGONE adj -GONER -GONEST damned
DOGGONE v -GONED, -GONING, -GONES to damn
DOGGONED adj -GONEDER -GONEDEST damned
DOGGONING present participle of doggone
DOGGREL n pl. -S doggerel
DOGGY adj -GIER -GIEST resembling or suggestive of a dog
DOGGY n pl. -GIES a small dog
DOGHOUSE n pl. -S a shelter for a dog
DOGIE n pl. -S a stray calf
DOGIES pl. of dogy
DOGLEG v -LEGGED, -LEGGING, -LEGS to move along a bent course
DOGLIKE adj resembling a dog
DOGMA n pl. -MAS or -MATA a principle or belief put forth as authoritative DOGMATIC adj
DOGNAP v -NAPED, -NAPING, -NAPS or -NAPPED, -NAPPING, -NAPS to steal a dog
DOGNAPER n pl. -S one that dognaps
DOGSBODY n pl. -BODIES a menial worker
DOGSLED n pl. -S a sled drawn by dogs
DOGTOOTH n pl. -TEETH a cuspid
DOGTROT v -TROTTED, -TROTTING, -TROTS to move at a steady trot
DOGVANE n pl. -S a small vane
DOGWATCH n pl. -ES a short period of watch duty on a ship
DOGWOOD n pl. -S a tree
DOGY n pl. -GIES dogie
DOILED adj dazed
DOILY n pl. -LIES a small napkin
DOING n pl. -S an action
DOIT n pl. -S a former Dutch coin
DOITED adj old and feeble
DOJO n pl. -JOS a school that teaches judo or karate
DOL n pl. -S a unit of pain intensity
DOLCE n pl. -CI a soft-toned organ stop
DOLDRUMS n/pl a state of inactivity or stagnation
DOLE v DOLED, DOLING, DOLES to distribute in small portions
DOLEFUL adj -FULLER -FULLEST mournful
DOLERITE n pl. -S a variety of basalt
DOLESOME adj doleful
DOLING present participle of dole
DOLL v -ED, -ING, -S to dress stylishly
DOLLAR n pl. -S a monetary unit of the United States
DOLLIED past tense of dolly
DOLLIES present 3d person sing. of dolly
DOLLISH adj pretty
DOLLOP v -ED, -ING, -S to dispense in small amounts
DOLLY v -LIED, -LYING, -LIES to move on a wheeled platform
DOLMA n pl. -MAS or -MADES a stuffed grape leaf
DOLMAN n pl. -S a Turkish robe
DOLMEN n pl. -S a prehistoric monument
DOLOMITE n pl. -S a mineral
DOLOR n pl. -S grief
DOLOROSO adj having a mournful musical quality
DOLOROUS adj mournful
DOLOUR n pl. -S dolor
DOLPHIN n pl. -S a marine mammal
DOLT n pl. -S a stupid person DOLTISH adj
DOM n pl. -S a title given to certain monks
DOMAIN n pl. -S an area of control
DOMAL adj domical
DOME v DOMED, DOMING, DOMES to cover with a dome (a rounded roof)
DOMELIKE adj resembling a dome
DOMESDAY n pl. -DAYS doomsday
DOMESTIC n pl. -S a household servant
DOMIC adj domical
DOMICAL adj shaped like a dome
DOMICIL v -ED, -ING, -S to domicile
DOMICILE v -CILED, -CILING, -CILES to establish in a residence
DOMINANT n pl. -S a controlling genetic character
DOMINATE v -NATED, -NATING, -NATES to control
DOMINE n pl. -S master
DOMINEER v -ED, -ING, -S to tyrannize
DOMING present participle of dome
DOMINICK n pl. -S one of an American breed of chickens
DOMINIE n pl. -S a clergyman
DOMINION n pl. -S supreme authority
DOMINIUM n pl. -S the right of ownership and control of property
DOMINO n pl. -NOES or -NOS a small mask
DON v DONNED, DONNING, DONS to put on
DONA n pl. -S a Spanish lady
DONATE v -NATED, -NATING, -NATES to contribute
DONATION n pl. -S something donated
DONATIVE n pl. -S a donation
DONATOR n pl. -S a donor
DONE past participle of do
DONEE n pl. -S a recipient of a gift
DONENESS n pl. -ES the state of being cooked enough
DONG n pl. -S a deep sound like that of a large bell
DONGA n pl. -S a gully in a veldt
DONGOLA n pl. -S a type of leather
DONJON n pl. -S the main tower of a castle
DONKEY n pl. -KEYS the domestic ass
DONNA n pl. DONNAS or DONNE an Italian lady
DONNED past tense of don
DONNEE n pl. -S the set of assumptions upon which a story proceeds
DONNERD adj donnered
DONNERED adj dazed
DONNERT adj donnered
DONNIKER n pl. -S a bathroom or privy
DONNING present participle of don
DONNISH adj scholarly
DONOR n pl. -S one that donates
DONSIE adj unlucky
DONSY adj donsie
DONUT n pl. -S doughnut
DONZEL n pl. -S a young squire
DOODAD n pl. -S an article whose name is unknown or forgotten
DOODLE v -DLED, -DLING, -DLES to draw or scribble aimlessly
DOODLER n pl. -S one that doodles
DOOFUS n pl. -ES a stupid or foolish person
DOOLEE n pl. -S a stretcher for the sick or wounded
DOOLIE n pl. -S doolee
DOOLY n pl. -LIES doolee
DOOM v -ED, -ING, -S to destine to an unhappy fate
DOOMFUL adj ominous
DOOMSDAY n pl. -DAYS judgment day
DOOMSTER n pl. -S a judge
DOOMY adj doomful DOOMILY adv
DOOR n pl. -S a movable barrier at an entranceway
DOORBELL n pl. -S a bell at a door
DOORJAMB n pl. -S a vertical piece at the side of a doorway
DOORKNOB n pl. -S a handle for opening a door
DOORLESS adj having no door
DOORMAN n pl. -MEN the door attendant of a building
DOORMAT n pl. -S a mat placed in front of a door
DOORNAIL n pl. -S a large-headed nail
DOORPOST n pl. -S a doorjamb
DOORSILL n pl. -S the sill of a door
DOORSTEP n pl. -S a step leading to a door
DOORSTOP n pl. -S an object used for holding a door open
DOORWAY n pl. -WAYS the entranceway to a room or building
DOORYARD n pl. -S a yard in front of a house
DOOZER n pl. -S an extraordinary one of its kind
DOOZIE n pl. -S doozy
DOOZY n pl. -ZIES doozer
DOPA n pl. -S a drug to treat Parkinson's disease
DOPAMINE n pl. -S a form of dopa used to stimulate the heart
DOPANT n pl. -S an impurity added to a pure substance
DOPE v DOPED, DOPING, DOPES to give a narcotic to
DOPEHEAD n pl. -S a drug addict
DOPER n pl. -S one that dopes
DOPESTER n pl. -S one who predicts the outcomes of contests
DOPEY adj DOPIER, DOPIEST lethargic; stupid
DOPIER comparative of dopy
DOPIEST superlative of dopy
DOPINESS n pl. -ES the state of being dopey
DOPING present participle of dope
DOPY adj DOPIER, DOPIEST dopey
DOR n pl. -S a black European beetle
DORADO n pl. -DOS a marine fish
DORBUG n pl. -S a dor
DORE adj gilded
DORHAWK n pl. -S a nocturnal bird
DORIES pl. of dory
DORK n pl. -S a stupid or foolish person
DORKY adj DORKIER, DORKIEST stupid, foolish
DORM n pl. -S a dormitory
DORMANCY n pl. -CIES the state of being dormant
DORMANT adj lying asleep
DORMER n pl. -S a type of window
DORMICE pl. of dormouse
DORMIE adj being ahead by as many holes in golf as remain to be played
DORMIENT adj dormant
DORMIN n pl. -S a plant hormone
DORMOUSE n pl. -MICE a small rodent
DORMY adj dormie
DORNECK n pl. -S dornick
DORNICK n pl. -S a heavy linen fabric
DORNOCK n pl. -S dornick
DORP n pl. -S a village
DORPER n pl. -S one of a breed of mutton-producing sheep
DORR n pl. -S dor
DORSA pl. of dorsum
DORSAD adv dorsally
DORSAL n pl. -S a dorsally located anatomical part
DORSALLY adv toward the back
DORSEL n pl. -S a dossal
DORSER n pl. -S dosser
DORSUM n pl. -SA the back
DORTY adj sullen
DORY n pl. -RIES a flat-bottomed boat
DOSAGE n pl. -S the amount of medicine to be given
DOSE v DOSED, DOSING, DOSES to give a specified quantity of medicine to
DOSER n pl. -S one that doses
DOSS v -ED, -ING, -ES to sleep in any convenient place
DOSSAL n pl. -S an ornamental cloth hung behind an altar
DOSSEL n pl. -S dossal
DOSSER n pl. -S a basket carried on the back
DOSSERET n pl. -S a block resting on the capital of a column
DOSSIER n pl. -S a file of papers on a single subject
DOSSIL n pl. -S a cloth roll for wiping ink
DOST a present 2d person sing. of do
DOT v DOTTED, DOTTING, DOTS to cover with dots (tiny round marks)
DOTAGE n pl. -S a state of senility
DOTAL adj pertaining to a dowry
DOTARD n pl. -S a senile person DOTARDLY adj
DOTATION n pl. -S an endowment
DOTE v DOTED, DOTING, DOTES to show excessive affection
DOTER n pl. -S one that dotes
DOTH a present 3d person sing. of do
DOTIER comparative of doty
DOTIEST superlative of doty
DOTING present participle of dote
DOTINGLY adv in an excessively affectionate manner
DOTTED past tense of dot
DOTTEL n pl. -S dottle
DOTTER n pl. -S one that dots
DOTTEREL n pl. -S a shore bird
DOTTIER comparative of dotty
DOTTIEST superlative of dotty
DOTTILY adv in a dotty manner
DOTTING present participle of dot
DOTTLE n pl. -S a mass of half-burnt pipe tobacco
DOTTREL n pl. -S dotterel
DOTTY adj -TIER -TIEST crazy
DOTY adj DOTIER, DOTIEST stained by decay
DOUBLE v -BLED, -BLING, -BLES to make twice as great
DOUBLER n pl. -S one that doubles
DOUBLET n pl. -S a close-fitting jacket
DOUBLING present participle of double
DOUBLOON n pl. -S a former Spanish gold coin
DOUBLURE n pl. -S the lining of a book cover
DOUBLY adv to twice the degree
DOUBT v -ED, -ING, -S to be uncertain about
DOUBTER n pl. -S one that doubts
DOUBTFUL adj uncertain
DOUCE adj sedate DOUCELY adv
DOUCEUR n pl. -S a gratuity
DOUCHE v DOUCHED, DOUCHING, DOUCHES to cleanse with a jet of water
DOUGH n pl. -S a flour mixture
DOUGHBOY n pl. -BOYS an infantryman
DOUGHIER comparative of doughy
DOUGHIEST superlative of doughy
DOUGHNUT n pl. -S a ring-shaped cake
DOUGHT a past tense of dow
DOUGHTY adj -TIER -TIEST courageous
DOUGHY adj DOUGHIER, DOUGHIEST resembling dough
DOUM n pl. -S an African palm tree
DOUMA n pl. -S duma
DOUPIONI n pl. -S a silk yarn
DOUR adj DOURER, DOUREST sullen
DOURA n pl. -S durra
DOURAH n pl. -S durra
DOURINE n pl. -S a disease of horses
DOURLY adv in a dour manner
DOURNESS n pl. -ES the state of being dour
DOUSE v DOUSED, DOUSING, DOUSES to plunge into water
DOUSER n pl. -S one that douses
DOUX adj very sweet -- used of champagne
DOUZEPER n pl. -S one of twelve legendary knights
DOVE n pl. -S a bird of the pigeon family
DOVECOT n pl. -S dovecote
DOVECOTE n pl. -S a roost for domesticated pigeons
DOVEKEY n pl. -KEYS dovekie
DOVEKIE n pl. -S a seabird
DOVELIKE adj resembling or suggestive of a dove
DOVEN v -ED, -ING, -S to daven
DOVETAIL v -ED, -ING, -S to fit together closely
DOVISH adj not warlike
DOW v DOWED or DOUGHT, DOWING, DOWS to prosper
DOWABLE adj entitled to an endowment
DOWAGER n pl. -S a dignified elderly woman
DOWDY adj DOWDIER, DOWDIEST lacking in stylishness or neatness DOWDILY adv DOWDYISH adj
DOWDY n pl. DOWDIES a dowdy woman
DOWEL v -ELED, -ELING, -ELS or -ELLED, -ELLING, -ELS to fasten with wooden pins
DOWER v -ED, -ING, -S to provide with a dowry
DOWERY n pl. -ERIES dowry
DOWIE adj dreary
DOWN v -ED, -ING, -S to cause to fall
DOWNBEAT n pl. -S the first beat of a musical measure
DOWNCAST n pl. -S an overthrow or ruin
DOWNCOME n pl. -S downfall
DOWNER n pl. -S a depressant drug
DOWNFALL n pl. -S a sudden fall
DOWNHAUL n pl. -S a rope for hauling down sails
DOWNHILL n pl. -S a downward slope
DOWNIER comparative of downy
DOWNIEST superlative of downy
DOWNLAND n pl. -S a rolling treeless upland
DOWNLINK n pl. -S a communications channel from a spacecraft
DOWNLOAD v -ED, -ING, -S to transfer data from a large computer to a smaller one
DOWNPIPE n pl. -S a pipe for draining water from a roof
DOWNPLAY v -ED, -ING, -S to de-emphasize
DOWNPOUR n pl. -S a heavy rain
DOWNSIDE n pl. -S a negative aspect
DOWNSIZE v -SIZED, -SIZING, -SIZES to produce in a smaller size
DOWNTICK n pl. -S a stock market transaction
DOWNTIME n pl. -S the time when a machine or factory is inactive
DOWNTOWN n pl. -S the business district of a city
DOWNTROD adj oppressed
DOWNTURN n pl. -S a downward turn
DOWNWARD adv from a higher to a lower place
DOWNWASH n pl. -ES a downward deflection of air
DOWNWIND adv in the direction that the wind blows
DOWNY adj DOWNIER, DOWNIEST soft
DOWRY n pl. -RIES the money or property a wife brings to her husband at marriage
DOWSABEL n pl. -S a sweetheart
DOWSE v DOWSED, DOWSING, DOWSES to search for underground water with a divining rod
DOWSER n pl. -S one that dowses
DOXIE n pl. -S doxy
DOXOLOGY n pl. -GIES a hymn or verse of praise to God
DOXY n pl. DOXIES a doctrine
DOYEN n pl. -S the senior member of a group
DOYENNE n pl. -S a female doyen
DOYLEY n pl. -LEYS doily
DOYLY n pl. -LIES doily
DOZE v DOZED, DOZING, DOZES to sleep lightly
DOZEN v -ED, -ING, -S to stun
DOZENTH n pl. -S twelfth
DOZER n pl. -S one that dozes
DOZIER comparative of dozy
DOZIEST superlative of dozy
DOZILY adv in a dozy manner
DOZINESS n pl. -ES the state of being dozy
DOZING present participle of doze
DOZY adj DOZIER, DOZIEST drowsy
DRAB adj DRABBER, DRABBEST cheerless
DRAB v DRABBED, DRABBING, DRABS to consort with prostitutes
DRABBET n pl. -S a coarse linen fabric
DRABBLE v -BLED, -BLING, -BLES to draggle
DRABLY adv in a drab manner
DRABNESS n pl. -ES the quality of being drab
DRACAENA n pl. -S a tropical plant
DRACHM n pl. -S a unit of weight
DRACHMA n pl. -MAS, -MAE or -MAI a monetary unit of Greece
DRACONIC adj pertaining to a dragon
DRAFF n pl. -S the damp remains of malt after brewing
DRAFFISH adj draffy
DRAFFY adj DRAFFIER, DRAFFIEST worthless
DRAFT v -ED, -ING, -S to conscript for military service
DRAFTEE n pl. -S one that is drafted
DRAFTER n pl. -S one that drafts
DRAFTING n pl. -S mechanical drawing
DRAFTY adj DRAFTIER, DRAFTIEST having or exposed to currents of air DRAFTILY adv
DRAG v DRAGGED, DRAGGING, DRAGS to pull along the ground
DRAGEE n pl. -S a sugarcoated candy
DRAGGER n pl. -S one that drags
DRAGGIER comparative of draggy
DRAGGIEST superlative of draggy
DRAGGING present participle of drag
DRAGGLE v -GLED, -GLING, -GLES to make wet and dirty
DRAGGY adj -GIER -GIEST sluggish
DRAGLINE n pl. -S a line used for dragging
DRAGNET n pl. -S a net for trawling
DRAGOMAN n pl. -MANS or -MEN an interpreter in Near Eastern countries
DRAGON n pl. -S a mythical, serpentlike monster
DRAGONET n pl. -S a marine fish
DRAGOON v -ED, -ING, -S to harass by the use of troops
DRAGROPE n pl. -S a rope used for dragging
DRAGSTER n pl. -S a vehicle used in drag racing
DRAIL n pl. -S a heavy fishhook
DRAIN v -ED, -ING, -S to draw off a liquid
DRAINAGE n pl. -S the act of draining
DRAINER n pl. -S one that drains
DRAKE n pl. -S a male duck
DRAM v DRAMMED, DRAMMING, DRAMS to tipple
DRAMA n pl. -S a composition written for theatrical performance
DRAMATIC adj pertaining to drama
DRAMEDY n pl. -DIES a sitcom having dramatic scenes
DRAMMED past tense of dram
DRAMMING present participle of dram
DRAMMOCK n pl. -S raw oatmeal mixed with cold water
DRAMSHOP n pl. -S a barroom
DRANK past tense of drink
DRAPE v DRAPED, DRAPING, DRAPES to arrange in graceful folds DRAPABLE adj
DRAPER n pl. -S a dealer in cloth
DRAPERY n pl. -ERIES cloth arranged in graceful folds
DRAPEY adj characterized by graceful folds
DRAPING present participle of drape
DRASTIC adj extremely severe
DRAT v DRATTED, DRATTING, DRATS to damn
DRAUGHT v -ED, -ING, -S to draft
DRAUGHTY adj DRAUGHTIER, DRAUGHTIEST drafty
DRAVE a past tense of drive
DRAW v DREW, DRAWN, DRAWING, DRAWS to move by pulling DRAWABLE adj
DRAWBACK n pl. -S a hindrance
DRAWBAR n pl. -S a railroad coupler
DRAWBORE n pl. -S a hole for joining a mortise and tenon
DRAWDOWN n pl. -S a lowering of a water level
DRAWEE n pl. -S the person on whom a bill of exchange is drawn
DRAWER n pl. -S one that draws
DRAWING n pl. -S a portrayal in lines of a form or figure
DRAWL v -ED, -ING, -S to speak slowly with vowels greatly prolonged
DRAWLER n pl. -S one that drawls
DRAWLY adj DRAWLIER, DRAWLIEST marked by drawling
DRAWN past participle of draw
DRAWTUBE n pl. -S a tube that slides within another tube
DRAY v -ED, -ING, -S to transport by dray (a low, strong cart)
DRAYAGE n pl. -S transportation by dray
DRAYMAN n pl. -MEN one who drives a dray
DREAD v -ED, -ING, -S to fear greatly
DREADFUL n pl. -S a publication containing sensational material
DREAM v DREAMED or DREAMT, DREAMING, DREAMS to have a dream (a series of images occurring during sleep)
DREAMER n pl. -S one that dreams
DREAMFUL adj dreamy
DREAMT a past tense of dream
DREAMY adj DREAMIER, DREAMIEST full of dreams DREAMILY adv
DREAR n pl. -S the state of being dreary
DREARY adj DREARIER, DREARIEST dismal DREARILY adv
DREARY n pl. DREARIES a dismal person
DRECK n pl. -S rubbish DRECKY adj
DREDGE v DREDGED, DREDGING, DREDGES to clear with a dredge (a machine for scooping mud)
DREDGER n pl. -S one that dredges
DREDGING n pl. -S matter that is dredged up
DREE v DREED, DREEING, DREES to suffer
DREG n pl. -S the sediment of liquors DREGGISH adj
DREGGY adj -GIER -GIEST full of dregs
DREICH adj dreary
DREIDEL n pl. -S a spinning toy
DREIDL n pl. -S dreidel
DREIGH adj dreich
DREK n pl. -S dreck
DRENCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to wet thoroughly
DRENCHER n pl. -S one that drenches
DRESS v DRESSED or DREST, DRESSING, DRESSES to put clothes on
DRESSAGE n pl. -S the training of a horse in obedience and deportment
DRESSER n pl. -S one that dresses
DRESSING n pl. -S material applied to cover a wound
DRESSY adj DRESSIER, DRESSIEST stylish DRESSILY adv
DREST a past tense of dress
DREW past tense of draw
DRIB v DRIBBED, DRIBBING, DRIBS to drip
DRIBBLE v -BLED, -BLING, -BLES to drivel
DRIBBLER n pl. -S one that dribbles
DRIBBLET n pl. -S driblet
DRIBBLING present participle of dribble
DRIBBLY adj tending to dribble
DRIBLET n pl. -S a small drop of liquid
DRIED past tense of dry
DRIEGH adj dreary
DRIER n pl. -S one that dries
DRIES present 3d person sing. of dry
DRIEST a superlative of dry
DRIFT v -ED, -ING, -S to move along in a current
DRIFTAGE n pl. -S the act of drifting
DRIFTER n pl. -S one that drifts
DRIFTPIN n pl. -S a metal rod for securing timbers
DRIFTY adj DRIFTIER, DRIFTIEST full of drifts (masses of wind-driven snow)
DRILL v -ED, -ING, -S to bore a hole in
DRILLER n pl. -S one that drills
DRILLING n pl. -S a heavy twilled cotton fabric
DRILY adv dryly
DRINK v DRANK, DRUNK, DRINKING, DRINKS to swallow liquid
DRINKER n pl. -S one that drinks
DRIP v DRIPPED or DRIPT, DRIPPING, DRIPS to fall in drops
DRIPLESS adj designed not to drip
DRIPPER n pl. -S something from which a liquid drips
DRIPPING n pl. -S juice drawn from meat during cooking
DRIPPY adj -PIER -PIEST very wet
DRIPT a past tense of drip
DRIVE v DROVE or DRAVE, DRIVEN, DRIVING, DRIVES to urge or propel forward DRIVABLE adj
DRIVEL v -ELED, -ELING, -ELS or -ELLED, -ELLING, -ELS to let saliva flow from the mouth
DRIVELER n pl. -S one that drivels
DRIVEN past participle of drive
DRIVER n pl. -S one that drives
DRIVEWAY n pl. -WAYS a private road providing access to a building
DRIVING n pl. -S management of a motor vehicle
DRIZZLE v -ZLED, -ZLING, -ZLES to rain lightly
DRIZZLY adj -ZLIER, -ZLIEST characterized by light rain
DROGUE n pl. -S a sea anchor
DROIT n pl. -S a legal right
DROLL adj DROLLER, DROLLEST comical
DROLL v -ED, -ING, -S to jest
DROLLERY n pl. -ERIES something droll
DROLLY adv in a droll manner
DROMON n pl. -S dromond
DROMOND n pl. -S a large fast-sailing medieval galley
DRONE v DRONED, DRONING, DRONES to make a continuous low sound
DRONER n pl. -S one that drones
DRONGO n pl. -GOS a tropical bird
DRONING present participle of drone
DRONISH adj habitually lazy
DROOL v -ED, -ING, -S to drivel
DROOP v -ED, -ING, -S to hang downward
DROOPY adj DROOPIER, DROOPIEST drooping DROOPILY adv
DROP v DROPPED or DROPT, DROPPING, DROPS to fall in drops (globules)
DROPHEAD n pl. -S a convertible car
DROPKICK n pl. -S a type of kick in football
DROPLET n pl. -S a tiny drop
DROPOUT n pl. -S one who quits school prematurely
DROPPED past tense of drop
DROPPER n pl. -S a tube for dispensing liquid in drops
DROPPING n pl. -S something that has been dropped
DROPSHOT n pl. -S a type of shot in tennis
DROPSY n pl. -SIES an excessive accumulation of serous fluid DROPSIED adj
DROPT a past tense of drop
DROPWORT n pl. -S a perennial herb
DROSERA n pl. -S a sundew
DROSHKY n pl. -KIES an open carriage
DROSKY n pl. -KIES droshky
DROSS n pl. -ES waste matter
DROSSY adj DROSSIER, DROSSIEST worthless
DROUGHT n pl. -S a dry period
DROUGHTY adj DROUGHTIER, DROUGHTIEST dry
DROUK v -ED, -ING, -S to drench
DROUTH n pl. -S drought
DROUTHY adj DROUTHIER, DROUTHIEST droughty
DROVE v DROVED, DROVING, DROVES to drive cattle or sheep
DROVER n pl. -S a driver of cattle or sheep
DROWN v -ED, -ING, -S to suffocate in water
DROWND v -ED, -ING, -S to drown
DROWNER n pl. -S one that drowns
DROWSE v DROWSED, DROWSING, DROWSES to doze
DROWSY adj DROWSIER, DROWSIEST sleepy DROWSILY adv
DRUB v DRUBBED, DRUBBING, DRUBS to beat severely
DRUBBER n pl. -S one that drubs
DRUBBING n pl. -S a severe beating
DRUDGE v DRUDGED, DRUDGING, DRUDGES to do hard, menial, or tedious work
DRUDGER n pl. -S one that drudges
DRUDGERY n pl. -ERIES hard, menial, or tedious work
DRUDGING present participle of drudge
DRUG v DRUGGED, DRUGGING, DRUGS to affect with a drug (a medicinal substance)
DRUGGET n pl. -S a coarse woolen fabric
DRUGGIE n pl. -S a drug addict
DRUGGIST n pl. -S a pharmacist
DRUGGY adj -GIER -GIEST affected by drugs
DRUID n pl. -S one of an ancient Celtic order of priests DRUIDIC adj
DRUIDESS n pl. -ES a female druid
DRUIDISM n pl. -S the religious system of the druids
DRUM v DRUMMED, DRUMMING, DRUMS to beat a drum (a percussion instrument)
DRUMBEAT n pl. -S the sound of a drum
DRUMBLE v -BLED, -BLING, -BLES to move slowly
DRUMFIRE n pl. -S heavy, continuous gunfire
DRUMFISH n pl. -ES a fish that makes a drumming sound
DRUMHEAD n pl. -S the material stretched over the end of a drum
DRUMLIER comparative of drumly
DRUMLIEST superlative of drumly
DRUMLIKE adj resembling the head of a drum
DRUMLIN n pl. -S a long hill of glacial drift
DRUMLY adj -LIER -LIEST dark and gloomy
DRUMMED past tense of drum
DRUMMER n pl. -S one that drums
DRUMMING present participle of drum
DRUMROLL n pl. -S a roll played on a drum
DRUNK adj DRUNKER, DRUNKEST intoxicated
DRUNK n pl. -S a drunken person
DRUNKARD n pl. -S one who is habitually drunk
DRUNKEN adj drunk
DRUPE n pl. -S a fleshy fruit
DRUPELET n pl. -S a small drupe
DRUSE n pl. -S a crust of small crystals lining a rock cavity
DRUTHERS n/pl one's preference
DRY adj DRIER, DRIEST or DRYER, DRYEST having no moisture
DRY n pl. DRYS a prohibitionist
DRY v DRIED, DRYING, DRIES to make dry DRYABLE adj
DRYAD n pl. -S or -ES a nymph of the woods DRYADIC adj
DRYER n pl. -S drier
DRYISH adj somewhat dry
DRYLAND adj relating to an arid region
DRYLOT n pl. -S an enclosure for livestock
DRYLY adv in a dry manner
DRYNESS n pl. -ES the state of being dry
DRYPOINT n pl. -S a method of engraving
DRYSTONE adj constructed of stone without mortar
DRYWALL n pl. -S board used instead of plaster in walls
DUAD n pl. -S a pair
DUAL n pl. -S a linguistic form
DUALISM n pl. -S a philosophical theory
DUALIST n pl. -S an adherent of dualism
DUALITY n pl. -TIES the state of being twofold
DUALIZE v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES to make twofold
DUALLY adv in two ways
DUB v DUBBED, DUBBING, DUBS to confer knighthood on
DUBBER n pl. -S one that dubs
DUBBIN n pl. -S material for softening and waterproofing leather
DUBBING n pl. -S dubbin
DUBIETY n pl. -ETIES the state of being dubious
DUBIOUS adj doubtful
DUBONNET n pl. -S a red color
DUCAL adj pertaining to a duke (a high-ranking nobleman) DUCALLY adv
DUCAT n pl. -S any of several gold coins formerly used in Europe
DUCE n pl. DUCES or DUCI a leader
DUCHESS n pl. -ES the wife or widow of a duke
DUCHY n pl. DUCHIES the domain of a duke
DUCI a pl. of duce
DUCK v -ED, -ING, -S to lower quickly
DUCKBILL n pl. -S a platypus
DUCKER n pl. -S one that ducks
DUCKIE adj ducky
DUCKIER comparative of ducky
DUCKIES pl. of ducky
DUCKIEST superlative of ducky
DUCKLING n pl. -S a young duck
DUCKPIN n pl. -S a type of bowling pin
DUCKTAIL n pl. -S a style of haircut
DUCKWALK v -ED, -ING, -S to walk in a squatting position
DUCKWEED n pl. -S an aquatic plant
DUCKY adj DUCKIER, DUCKIEST excellent
DUCKY n pl. DUCKIES a darling
DUCT v -ED, -ING, -S to convey through a duct (a tubular passage)
DUCTAL adj made up of ducts
DUCTILE adj easily molded or shaped
DUCTING n pl. -S a system of ducts
DUCTLESS adj being without a duct
DUCTULE n pl. -S a small duct
DUCTWORK n pl. -S a system of ducts
DUD n pl. -S a bomb that fails to explode
DUDDIE adj ragged
DUDDY adj duddie
DUDE v DUDED, DUDING, DUDES to dress up in flashy clothes
DUDEEN n pl. -S a short tobacco pipe
DUDGEON n pl. -S a feeling of resentment
DUDING present participle of dude
DUDISH adj resembling a dude (a dandy)
DUDISHLY adv in the manner of a dude
DUE n pl. -S something that is owed
DUECENTO n pl. -TOS the thirteenth century
DUEL v DUELED, DUELING, DUELS or DUELLED, DUELLING, DUELS to fight formally
DUELER n pl. -S one that duels
DUELIST n pl. -S a dueler
DUELLED a past tense of duel
DUELLER n pl. -S dueler
DUELLI a pl. of duello
DUELLING a present participle of duel
DUELLIST n pl. -S duelist
DUELLO n pl. -LOS or -LI the art of dueling; a duel
DUENDE n pl. -S charisma
DUENESS n pl. -ES the state of being owed
DUENNA n pl. -S a governess
DUET v DUETTED, DUETTING, DUETS to perform a duet (a musical composition for two)
DUETTIST n pl. -S a participant in a duet
DUFF n pl. -S a thick pudding
DUFFEL n pl. -S a coarse woolen fabric
DUFFER n pl. -S a clumsy person
DUFFLE n pl. -S duffel
DUG n pl. -S the teat or udder of a female mammal
DUGONG n pl. -S an aquatic mammal
DUGOUT n pl. -S a canoe made by hollowing out a log
DUI a pl. of duo
DUIKER n pl. -S a small antelope
DUIT n pl. -S doit
DUKE v DUKED, DUKING, DUKES to fight
DUKEDOM n pl. -S a duchy
DULCET n pl. -S a soft-toned organ stop
DULCETLY adv melodiously
DULCIANA n pl. -S a soft-toned organ stop
DULCIFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to sweeten
DULCIMER n pl. -S a stringed instrument
DULCINEA n pl. -S a sweetheart
DULIA n pl. -S veneration of saints
DULL adj DULLER, DULLEST mentally slow
DULL v -ED, -ING, -S to make less sharp
DULLARD n pl. -S a dolt
DULLISH adj somewhat dull
DULLNESS n pl. -ES the state of being dull
DULLY adv in a dull manner
DULNESS n pl. -ES dullness
DULSE n pl. -S an edible seaweed
DULY adv rightfully
DUMA n pl. -S a Russian council
DUMB adj DUMBER, DUMBEST incapable of speech DUMBLY adv
DUMB v -ED, -ING, -S to make silent
DUMBBELL n pl. -S a weight lifted for muscular exercise
DUMBCANE n pl. -S a tropical plant
DUMBHEAD n pl. -S a stupid person
DUMBNESS n pl. -ES the state of being dumb
DUMDUM n pl. -S a type of bullet
DUMFOUND v -ED, -ING, -S to astonish
DUMKA n pl. -KY a Slavic folk ballad
DUMMKOPF n pl. -S a dolt
DUMMY v -MIED, -MYING, -MIES to make a representation of
DUMP v -ED, -ING, -S to let fall heavily
DUMPCART n pl. -S a type of cart
DUMPER n pl. -S one that dumps
DUMPIER comparative of dumpy
DUMPIEST superlative of dumpy
DUMPILY adv in a dumpy manner
DUMPING n pl. -S the selling of large quantities of goods at below the market price
DUMPISH adj sad
DUMPLING n pl. -S a ball of dough cooked with stew or soup
DUMPY adj DUMPIER, DUMPIEST short and thick
DUN adj DUNNER, DUNNEST of a dull brown color
DUN v DUNNED, DUNNING, DUNS to make demands upon for payment of a debt
DUNAM n pl. -S a unit of land measure in Israel
DUNCE n pl. -S a stupid person DUNCICAL, DUNCISH adj
DUNCH n pl. -ES a push
DUNE n pl. -S a hill of sand DUNELIKE adj
DUNELAND n pl. -S an area having many dunes
DUNG v -ED, -ING, -S to fertilize with manure
DUNGAREE n pl. -S a coarse cotton fabric
DUNGEON v -ED, -ING, -S to confine in a dungeon (an underground prison)
DUNGHILL n pl. -S a heap of manure
DUNGY adj DUNGIER, DUNGIEST filthy
DUNITE n pl. -S an igneous rock DUNITIC adj
DUNK v -ED, -ING, -S to dip into liquid
DUNKER n pl. -S one that dunks
DUNLIN n pl. -S a wading bird
DUNNAGE n pl. -S packing material used to protect cargo
DUNNED past tense of dun
DUNNER comparative of dun
DUNNESS n pl. -ES the state of being dun
DUNNEST superlative of dun
DUNNING present participle of dun
DUNNITE n pl. -S an explosive
DUNT v -ED, -ING, -S to strike with a heavy blow
DUO n pl. DUOS or DUI an instrumental duet
DUODENUM n pl. -DENA or -DENUMS the first portion of the small intestine DUODENAL adj
DUOLOG n pl. -S duologue
DUOLOGUE n pl. -S a conversation between two persons
DUOMO n pl. -MOS or -MI a cathedral
DUOPOLY n pl. -LIES the market condition existing when there are two sellers only
DUOPSONY n pl. -NIES the market condition existing when there are two buyers only
DUOTONE n pl. -S an illustration in two tones
DUP v DUPPED, DUPPING, DUPS to open
DUPE v DUPED, DUPING, DUPES to deceive DUPABLE adj
DUPER n pl. -S one that dupes
DUPERY n pl. -ERIES the act of duping
DUPING present participle of dupe
DUPLE adj having two parts or elements
DUPLEX v -ED, -ING, -ES to make duple
DUPLEXER n pl. -S an electronic switching device
DUPPED past tense of dup
DUPPING present participle of dup
DURA n pl. -S durra
DURABLE adj able to withstand wear or decay DURABLY adv
DURABLES n/pl durable goods
DURAL adj of the dura mater (a brain membrane)
DURAMEN n pl. -S the central wood of a tree
DURANCE n pl. -S restraint by or as if by physical force
DURATION n pl. -S continuance in time
DURATIVE n pl. -S a type of verb
DURBAR n pl. -S the court of a native ruler in India
DURE v DURED, DURING, DURES to endure
DURESS n pl. -ES compulsion by threat
DURIAN n pl. -S an East Indian tree
DURING prep throughout the duration of
DURION n pl. -S durian
DURMAST n pl. -S a European oak
DURN v -ED, -ING, -S to damn
DURNED adj DURNEDER, DURNEDEST or DURNDEST damned
DURO n pl. -ROS a Spanish silver dollar
DUROC n pl. -S a large red hog
DURR n pl. -S durra
DURRA n pl. -S a cereal grain
DURRIE n pl. -S dhurrie
DURST a past tense of dare
DURUM n pl. -S a kind of wheat
DUSK v -ED, -ING, -S to become dark
DUSKISH adj dusky
DUSKY adj DUSKIER, DUSKIEST somewhat dark DUSKILY adv
DUST v -ED, -ING, -S to make free of dust (minute particles of matter)
DUSTBIN n pl. -S a trash can
DUSTER n pl. -S one that dusts
DUSTHEAP n pl. -S a pile of trash
DUSTIER comparative of dusty
DUSTIEST superative of dusty
DUSTILY adv in a dusty manner
DUSTLESS adj being without dust
DUSTLIKE adj resembling dust
DUSTMAN n pl. -MEN a trashman
DUSTOFF n pl. -S a military helicopter for evacuating the wounded
DUSTPAN n pl. -S a pan for holding swept dust
DUSTRAG n pl. -S a rag used for dusting
DUSTUP n pl. -S an argument
DUSTY adj DUSTIER, DUSTIEST full of dust
DUTCH adv with each person paying for himself
DUTCHMAN n pl. -MEN something used to hide structural defects
DUTEOUS adj dutiful
DUTIABLE adj subject to import tax
DUTIFUL adj obedient
DUTY n pl. -TIES a moral or legal obligation
DUUMVIR n pl. -VIRS or -VIRI a magistrate of ancient Rome
DUVET n pl. -S a down-filled bed covering
DUVETINE n pl. -S duvetyn
DUVETYN n pl. -S a soft fabric
DUVETYNE n pl. -S duvetyn
DUXELLES n pl. DUXELLES a garnish or sauce with minced mushrooms
DWARF adj DWARFER, DWARFEST extremely small
DWARF n pl. DWARFS or DWARVES an extremely small person
DWARF v -ED, -ING, -S to cause to appear small
DWARFISH adj resembling a dwarf
DWARFISM n pl. -S a condition of stunted growth
DWARVES a pl. of dwarf
DWEEB n pl. -S an unattractive or inept person
DWELL v DWELT or DWELLED, DWELLING, DWELLS to reside
DWELLER n pl. -S one that dwells
DWELLING n pl. -S a place of residence
DWELT a past tense of dwell
DWINDLE v -DLED, -DLING, -DLES to decrease steadily
DWINE v DWINED, DWINING, DWINES to pine or waste away
DYABLE adj dyeable
DYAD n pl. -S a pair of units
DYADIC n pl. -S a sum of mathematical dyads
DYARCHY n pl. -CHIES diarchy DYARCHIC adj
DYBBUK n pl. -BUKS or -BUKIM a wandering soul in Jewish folklore
DYE v DYED, DYEING, DYES to treat with a dye (a coloring matter)
DYEABLE adj capable of being dyed
DYEING n pl. -S something colored with a dye
DYER n pl. -S one that dyes
DYESTUFF n pl. -S a dye
DYEWEED n pl. -S a shrub that yields a yellow dye
DYEWOOD n pl. -S a wood from which a dye is extracted
DYING n pl. -S a passing out of existence
DYKE v DYKED, DYKING, DYKES to dike
DYNAMIC n pl. -S a physical force
DYNAMISM n pl. -S a theory that explains the universe in terms of force or energy
DYNAMIST n pl. -S an adherent of dynamism
DYNAMITE v -MITED, -MITING, -MITES to blow up with a powerful explosive
DYNAMO n pl. -MOS a generator
DYNAST n pl. -S a ruler
DYNASTY n pl. -TIES a succession of rulers from the same line of descent DYNASTIC adj
DYNATRON n pl. -S a type of electron tube
DYNE n pl. -S a unit of force
DYNEIN n pl. DYNEIN an enzyme involved in cell movement
DYNEL n pl. -S a synthetic fiber
DYNODE n pl. -S a type of electrode
DYSGENIC adj causing the deterioration of hereditary qualities
DYSLEXIA n pl. -S impairment of the ability to read
DYSLEXIC n pl. -S one who is affected with dyslexia
DYSPEPSY n pl. -SIES indigestion
DYSPNEA n pl. -S labored breathing DYSPNEAL, DYSPNEIC adj
DYSPNOEA n pl. -S dyspnea DYSPNOIC adj
DYSTAXIA n pl. -S a form of muscular tremor
DYSTOCIA n pl. -S difficult labor and delivery in childbirth
DYSTONIA n pl. -S a condition of disordered tonicity of muscle tissue DYSTONIC adj
DYSTOPIA n pl. -S a wretched place
DYSURIA n pl. -S painful urination DYSURIC adj
DYVOUR n pl. -S one who is bankrupt
EACH adj being one of two or more distinct individuals
EAGER adj -GERER, -GEREST impatiently longing EAGERLY adv
EAGER n pl. -S eagre
EAGLE n pl. -S a large bird of prey
EAGLET n pl. -S a young eagle
EAGRE n pl. -S a tidal flood
EANLING n pl. -S yeanling
EAR v -ED, -ING, -S to form the fruiting head of a cereal
EARACHE n pl. -S a pain in the ear (an organ of hearing)
EARDROP n pl. -S an earring
EARDRUM n pl. -S the tympanic membrane
EARED adj having ears
EARFLAP n pl. -S a part of a cap designed to cover the ears
EARFUL n pl. -S a flow of information
EARING n pl. -S a line on a ship
EARL n pl. -S a British nobleman
EARLAP n pl. -S an earflap
EARLDOM n pl. -S the rank of an earl
EARLESS adj lacking ears
EARLIER comparative of early
EARLIEST superlative of early
EARLOBE n pl. -S a part of the ear
EARLOCK n pl. -S a curl of hair by the ear
EARLSHIP n pl. -S earldom
EARLY adv -LIER, -LIEST near the beginning of a period of time or a series of events
EARMARK v -ED, -ING, -S to designate for a specific use
EARMUFF n pl. -S one of a pair of ear coverings
EARN v -ED, -ING, -S to gain or deserve for one's labor or service
EARNER n pl. -S one that earns
EARNEST n pl. -S a down payment
EARNINGS n/pl something earned
EARPHONE n pl. -S a listening device worn over the ear
EARPIECE n pl. -S an earphone
EARPLUG n pl. -S a plug for the ear
EARRING n pl. -S an ornament for the earlobe
EARSHOT n pl. -S the range within which sound can be heard
EARSTONE n pl. -S an otolith
EARTH v -ED, -ING, -S to cover with earth (soil)
EARTHEN adj made of earth
EARTHIER comparative of earthy
EARTHIEST superlative of earthy
EARTHILY adv in an earthy manner
EARTHLY adj -LIER, -LIEST worldly
EARTHMAN n pl. -MEN a person from the planet earth
EARTHNUT n pl. -S a European herb
EARTHPEA n pl. -S a twining plant
EARTHSET n pl. -S the setting of the earth as seen from the moon
EARTHY adj EARTHIER, EARTHIEST composed of, resembling, or suggestive of earth
EARWAX n pl. -ES cerumen
EARWIG v -WIGGED, -WIGGING, -WIGS to insinuate against in secret
EARWORM n pl. -S a bollworm
EASE v EASED, EASING, EASES to give rest or relief to
EASEFUL adj restful
EASEL n pl. -S a three-legged frame
EASEMENT n pl. -S relief
EASIER comparative of easy
EASIES pl. of easy
EASIEST superlative of easy
EASILY adv without difficulty
EASINESS n pl. -ES the state of being easy
EASING present participle of ease
EAST n pl. -S a cardinal point of the compass
EASTER n pl. -S a wind or storm from the east
EASTERLY n pl. -LIES a wind from the east
EASTERN adj being to, toward, or in the east
EASTING n pl. -S a movement toward the east
EASTWARD n pl. -S a direction toward the east
EASY adj EASIER, EASIEST not difficult
EASY n pl. EASIES a communications code word for the letter E
EAT v ATE or ET, EATEN, EATING, EATS to consume food
EATABLE n pl. -S an edible
EATER n pl. -S one that eats
EATERY n pl. -ERIES a lunchroom
EATH adj easy
EATING n pl. -S the act of consuming food
EAU n pl. EAUX water
EAVE n pl. -S the lower projecting edge of a roof EAVED adj
EBB v -ED, -ING, -S to recede
EBBET n pl. -S a common green newt
EBON n pl. -S ebony
EBONIES pl. of ebony
EBONISE v -ISED, -ISING, -ISES to ebonize
EBONITE n pl. -S a hard rubber
EBONIZE v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES to stain black in imitation of ebony
EBONY n pl. -NIES a hard, heavy wood
ECARTE n pl. -S a card game
ECAUDATE adj having no tail
ECBOLIC n pl. -S a type of drug
ECCLESIA n pl. -SIAE an assembly in ancient Greece
ECCRINE adj producing secretions externally
ECDYSIS n pl. -DYSES the shedding of an outer layer of skin ECDYSIAL adj
ECDYSON n pl. -S ecdysone
ECDYSONE n pl. -S an insect hormone
ECESIS n pl. -SISES the establishment of a plant or animal in a new environment
ECHARD n pl. -S the water in the soil not available to plants
ECHE v ECHED, ECHING, ECHES to increase
ECHELLE n pl. -S a device for spreading light into its component colors
ECHELON v -ED, -ING, -S to group in a particular formation
ECHIDNA n pl. -NAS or -NAE a spiny anteater
ECHINATE adj spiny
ECHING present participle of eche
ECHINOID n pl. -S a spiny marine animal
ECHINUS n pl. -NI echinoid
ECHO n pl. ECHOES or ECHOS a repetition of sound by reflection of sound waves
ECHO v -ED, -ING, -ES to produce an echo
ECHOER n pl. -S one that echoes
ECHOEY adj full of echoes
ECHOGRAM n pl. -S a record produced by a device that uses ultrasonic waves
ECHOIC adj resembling an echo
ECHOISM n pl. -S the formation of words in imitation of sounds
ECHOLESS adj producing no echo
ECLAIR n pl. -S a type of pastry
ECLAT n pl. -S brilliance
ECLECTIC n pl. -S one who draws his beliefs from various sources
ECLIPSE v ECLIPSED, ECLIPSING, ECLIPSES to obscure
ECLIPSIS n pl. ECLIPSES or ECLIPSISES an ellipsis
ECLIPTIC n pl. -S an astronomical plane
ECLOGITE n pl. -S a type of rock
ECLOGUE n pl. -S a pastoral poem
ECLOSION n pl. -S the emergence of an insect larva from an egg
ECOCIDE n pl. -S the destruction of the natural environment ECOCIDAL adj
ECOFREAK n pl. -S a zealous environmentalist
ECOLOGY n pl. -GIES an environmental science ECOLOGIC adj
ECONOBOX n pl. -ES a small economical car
ECONOMIC adj pertaining to financial matters
ECONOMY n pl. -MIES thrift
ECOTONE n pl. -S a type of ecological zone ECOTONAL adj
ECOTYPE n pl. -S a subspecies adapted to specific environmental conditions ECOTYPIC adj
ECRASEUR n pl. -S a surgical instrument
ECRU n pl. -S a yellowish brown color
ECSTASY n pl. -SIES a state of exaltation
ECSTATIC n pl. -S one that is subject to ecstasies
ECTASIS n pl. -TASES the lengthening of a usually short syllable ECTATIC adj
ECTHYMA n pl. -MATA a virus disease
ECTODERM n pl. -S the outermost germ layer of an embryo
ECTOMERE n pl. -S a cell that develops into ectoderm
ECTOPIA n pl. -S congenital displacement of parts or organs ECTOPIC adj
ECTOSARC n pl. -S the outermost layer of protoplasm of certain protozoans
ECTOZOAN n pl. -S ectozoon
ECTOZOON n pl. -ZOA a parasite on the body of an animal
ECTYPE n pl. -S a copy ECTYPAL adj
ECU n pl. -S an old French coin
ECUMENIC adj universal
ECZEMA n pl. -S a skin disease
ED n pl. ED education
EDACIOUS adj voracious
EDACITY n pl. -TIES gluttony
EDAPHIC adj pertaining to the soil
EDDO n pl. -DOES a tropical plant
EDDY v -DIED, -DYING, -DIES to move against the main current
EDEMA n pl. -MAS or -MATA an excessive accumulation of serous fluid
EDENIC adj pertaining to a paradise
EDENTATE n pl. -S a toothless mammal
EDGE v EDGED, EDGING, EDGES to provide with an edge (a bounding or dividing line)
EDGELESS adj lacking an edge
EDGER n pl. -S a tool used to trim a lawn's edge
EDGEWAYS adv edgewise
EDGEWISE adv sideways
EDGIER comparative of edgy
EDGIEST superlative of edgy
EDGILY adv in an edgy manner
EDGINESS n pl. -ES the state of being edgy
EDGING n pl. -S something that forms or serves as an edge
EDGY adj EDGIER, EDGIEST tense, nervous, or irritable
EDH n pl. -S an Old English letter
EDIBLE n pl. -S something fit to be eaten
EDICT n pl. -S an authoritative order having the force of law EDICTAL adj
EDIFICE n pl. -S a building
EDIFIER n pl. -S one that edifies
EDIFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to enlighten
EDILE n pl. -S aedile
EDIT v -ED, -ING, -S to correct and prepare for publication EDITABLE adj
EDITION n pl. -S a particular series of printed material
EDITOR n pl. -S one that edits
EDITRESS n pl. -ES a female editor
EDUCABLE n pl. -S a mildly retarded person
EDUCATE v -CATED, -CATING, -CATES to teach
EDUCATOR n pl. -S one that educates
EDUCE v EDUCED, EDUCING, EDUCES to draw forth or bring out EDUCIBLE adj
EDUCT n pl. -S something educed
EDUCTION n pl. -S the act of educing EDUCTIVE adj
EDUCTOR n pl. -S one that educes
EEL n pl. -S a snakelike fish
EELGRASS n pl. -ES an aquatic plant
EELIER comparative of eely
EELIEST superlative of eely
EELLIKE adj resembling an eel
EELPOUT n pl. -S a marine fish
EELWORM n pl. -S a small roundworm
EELY adj EELIER, EELIEST resembling an eel
EERIE adj -RIER, -RIEST weird EERILY adv
EERINESS n pl. -ES the state of being eerie
EERY adj -RIER, -RIEST eerie
EF n pl. -S the letter F
EFF n pl. -S ef
EFFABLE adj capable of being uttered or expressed
EFFACE v -FACED, -FACING, -FACES to rub or wipe out
EFFACER n pl. -S one that effaces
EFFECT v -ED, -ING, -S to bring about
EFFECTER n pl. -S effector
EFFECTOR n pl. -S a bodily organ that responds to a nerve impulse
EFFENDI n pl. -S a Turkish title of respect
EFFERENT n pl. -S an organ or part conveying nervous impulses to an effector
EFFETE adj exhausted of vigor or energy EFFETELY adv
EFFICACY n pl. -CIES effectiveness
EFFIGIAL adj resembling an effigy
EFFIGY n pl. -GIES a likeness or representation
EFFLUENT n pl. -S an outflow
EFFLUVIA n/pl byproducts in the form of waste
EFFLUX n pl. -ES an outflow
EFFORT n pl. -S a deliberate exertion
EFFULGE v -FULGED, -FULGING, -FULGES to shine forth
EFFUSE v -FUSED, -FUSING, -FUSES to pour forth
EFFUSION n pl. -S an outpouring of emotion
EFFUSIVE adj pouring forth
EFT n pl. -S a newt
EFTSOON adv soon afterward
EFTSOONS adv eftsoon
EGAD interj -- used as a mild oath
EGADS interj egad
EGAL adj equal
EGALITE n pl. -S equality
EGER n pl. -S eagre
EGEST v -ED, -ING, -S to discharge from the body
EGESTA n/pl egested matter
EGESTION n pl. -S the act of egesting EGESTIVE adj
EGG v -ED, -ING, -S to incite or urge
EGGAR n pl. -S egger
EGGCUP n pl. -S a cup from which an egg is eaten
EGGER n pl. -S a kind of moth
EGGHEAD n pl. -S an intellectual
EGGLESS adj lacking eggs
EGGNOG n pl. -S a beverage
EGGPLANT n pl. -S a perennial herb yielding edible fruit
EGGSHELL n pl. -S the hard exterior of a bird's egg
EGGY adj containing eggs
EGIS n pl. EGISES aegis
EGLATERE n pl. -S a wild rose
EGLOMISE adj made of glass with a painted picture on the back
EGO n pl. EGOS the conscious self
EGOISM n pl. -S extreme devotion to self-interest
EGOIST n pl. -S one who practices egoism EGOISTIC adj
EGOLESS adj not characterized by egoism
EGOMANIA n pl. -S extreme egotism
EGOTISM n pl. -S self-conceit
EGOTIST n pl. -S a conceited person
EGRESS v -ED, -ING, -ES to go out
EGRET n pl. -S a wading bird
EGYPTIAN n pl. -S a typeface with squared serifs
EH interj -- used to express doubt or surprise
EIDE pl. of eidos
EIDER n pl. -S a large sea duck
EIDETIC adj pertaining to vivid recall
EIDOLIC adj pertaining to an eidolon
EIDOLON n pl. -LONS or -LA a phantom
EIDOS n pl. EIDE an essence
EIGHT n pl. -S a number
EIGHTEEN n pl. -S a number
EIGHTH n pl. -S one of eight equal parts
EIGHTHLY adv in the eighth place
EIGHTVO n pl. -VOS octavo
EIGHTY n pl. EIGHTIES a number
EIKON n pl. -S or -ES icon
EINKORN n pl. -S a variety of wheat
EINSTEIN n pl. -S a very intelligent person
EIRENIC adj irenic
EISWEIN n pl. -S a sweet German wine
EITHER adj being one or the other
EJECT v -ED, -ING, -S to throw out forcibly
EJECTA n/pl ejected material
EJECTION n pl. -S the act of ejecting
EJECTIVE n pl. -S a sound produced with air compressed above the closed glottis
EJECTOR n pl. -S one that ejects
EKE v EKED, EKING, EKES to supplement with great effort
EKISTICS n/pl a science dealing with human habitats EKISTIC adj
EKPWELE n pl. -S a former monetary unit of Equatorial Guinea
EKTEXINE n pl. -S an outer layer of the exine
EKUELE n pl. EKUELE ekpwele
EL n pl. -S an elevated railroad or train
ELAIN n pl. -S olein
ELAN n pl. -S enthusiasm
ELAND n pl. -S a large antelope
ELAPHINE adj pertaining to a genus of deer
ELAPID n pl. -S a venomous snake
ELAPINE adj pertaining to a family of snakes
ELAPSE v ELAPSED, ELAPSING, ELAPSES to pass away
ELASTASE n pl. -S an enzyme
ELASTIC n pl. -S a stretchable material
ELASTIN n pl. -S a bodily protein
ELATE v ELATED, ELATING, ELATES to raise the spirits of ELATEDLY adv
ELATER n pl. -S a click beetle
ELATERID n pl. -S an elater
ELATERIN n pl. -S a chemical compound
ELATING present participle of elate
ELATION n pl. -S a feeling of great joy
ELATIVE n pl. -S an adjectival form in some languages
ELBOW v -ED, -ING, -S to jostle
ELD n pl. -S old age
ELDER n pl. -S an older person
ELDERLY n pl. -LIES a rather old person
ELDEST adj oldest
ELDRESS n pl. -ES a female elder (a church officer)
ELDRICH adj eldritch
ELDRITCH adj weird
ELECT v -ED, -ING, -S to select by vote for an office
ELECTEE n pl. -S a person who has been elected
ELECTION n pl. -S the act of electing
ELECTIVE n pl. -S an optional course of study
ELECTOR n pl. -S one that elects
ELECTRET n pl. -S a type of nonconductor
ELECTRIC n pl. -S something run by electricity
ELECTRO v -ED, -ING, -S to make a metallic copy of a page of type for printing
ELECTRON n pl. -S an elementary particle
ELECTRUM n pl. -S an alloy of gold and silver
ELEGANCE n pl. -S tasteful opulence
ELEGANCY n pl. -CIES elegance
ELEGANT adj tastefully opulent
ELEGIAC n pl. -S a type of verse
ELEGIES pl. of elegy
ELEGISE v -GISED, -GISING, -GISES to elegize
ELEGIST n pl. -S one that writes elegies
ELEGIT n pl. -S a type of judicial writ
ELEGIZE v -GIZED, -GIZING, -GIZES to write an elegy
ELEGY n pl. -GIES a mournful poem for one who is dead
ELEMENT n pl. -S a substance that cannot be separated into simpler substances by chemical means
ELEMI n pl. -S a fragrant resin
ELENCHUS n pl. -CHI a logical refutation ELENCHIC, ELENCTIC adj
ELEPHANT n pl. -S a large mammal
ELEVATE v -VATED, -VATING, -VATES to raise
ELEVATED n pl. -S a railway that operates on a raised structure
ELEVATOR n pl. -S one that elevates
ELEVEN n pl. -S a number
ELEVENTH n pl. -S one of eleven equal parts
ELEVON n pl. -S a type of airplane control surface
ELF n pl. ELVES a small, often mischievous fairy ELFLIKE adj
ELFIN n pl. -S an elf
ELFISH adj resembling an elf ELFISHLY adv
ELFLOCK n pl. -S a lock of tangled hair
ELHI adj pertaining to school grades 1 through 12
ELICIT v -ED, -ING, -S to educe
ELICITOR n pl. -S one that elicits
ELIDE v ELIDED, ELIDING, ELIDES to omit ELIDIBLE adj
ELIGIBLE n pl. -S one that is qualified to be chosen
ELIGIBLY adv in a qualified manner
ELINT n pl. -S the gathering of intelligence by electronic devices
ELISION n pl. -S the act of eliding
ELITE n pl. -S a socially superior group
ELITISM n pl. -S belief in rule by an elite
ELITIST n pl. -S an adherent of elitism
ELIXIR n pl. -S a medicinal beverage
ELK n pl. -S a large deer
ELKHOUND n pl. -S a hunting dog
ELL n pl. -S the letter L
ELLIPSE n pl. -S a type of plane curve
ELLIPSIS n pl. -LIPSES an omission of a word or words in a sentence
ELLIPTIC adj having the shape of an ellipse
ELM n pl. -S a deciduous tree
ELMY adj -MIER, -MIEST abounding in elms
ELODEA n pl. -S an aquatic herb
ELOIGN v -ED, -ING, -S to remove to a distant place
ELOIGNER n pl. -S one that eloigns
ELOIN v -ED, -ING, -S to eloign
ELOINER n pl. -S one that eloins
ELONGATE v -GATED, -GATING, -GATES to lengthen
ELOPE v ELOPED, ELOPING, ELOPES to run off secretly to be married
ELOPER n pl. -S one that elopes
ELOQUENT adj fluent and convincing in speech
ELSE adv in a different place, time, or way
ELUANT n pl. -S a solvent
ELUATE n pl. -S the material obtained by eluting
ELUDE v ELUDED, ELUDING, ELUDES to evade
ELUDER n pl. -S one that eludes
ELUENT n pl. -S eluant
ELUSION n pl. -S the act of eluding
ELUSIVE adj tending to elude
ELUSORY adj elusive
ELUTE v ELUTED, ELUTING, ELUTES to remove by means of a solvent
ELUTION n pl. -S the act of eluting
ELUVIA a pl. of eluvium
ELUVIAL adj pertaining to an eluvium
ELUVIATE v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES to undergo a transfer of materials in the soil
ELUVIUM n pl. -VIA or -VIUMS a soil deposit
ELVER n pl. -S a young eel
ELVES pl. of elf
ELVISH adj elfish ELVISHLY adv
ELYSIAN adj delightful
ELYTRON n pl. -TRA a hardened forewing of certain insects ELYTROID, ELYTROUS adj
ELYTRUM n pl. -TRA elytron
EM n pl. -S the letter M
EMACIATE v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES to make thin
EMANATE v -NATED, -NATING, -NATES to send forth
EMANATOR n pl. -S one that emanates
EMBALM v -ED, -ING, -S to treat so as to protect from decay
EMBALMER n pl. -S one that embalms
EMBANK v -ED, -ING, -S to confine or protect with a raised structure
EMBAR v -BARRED, -BARRING, -BARS to imprison
EMBARGO v -ED, -ING, -ES to restrain trade by a governmental order
EMBARK v -ED, -ING, -S to make a start
EMBARRED past tense of embar
EMBARRING present participle of embar
EMBASSY n pl. -SIES the headquarters of an ambassador
EMBATTLE v -TLED, -TLING, -TLES to prepare for battle
EMBAY v -ED, -ING, -S to enclose in a bay
EMBED v -BEDDED, -BEDDING, -BEDS to fix firmly into a surrounding mass
EMBER n pl. -S a glowing fragment from a fire
EMBEZZLE v -ZLED, -ZLING, -ZLES to appropriate fraudulently to one's own use
EMBITTER v -ED, -ING, -S to make bitter
EMBLAZE v -BLAZED, -BLAZING, -BLAZES to set on fire
EMBLAZER n pl. -S one that emblazes
EMBLAZON v -ED, -ING, -S to decorate with brilliant colors
EMBLEM v -ED, -ING, -S to represent with an emblem (a graphical symbol)
EMBODIER n pl. -S one that embodies
EMBODY v -BODIED, -BODYING, -BODIES to provide with a body
EMBOLDEN v -ED, -ING, -S to instill with courage
EMBOLI pl. of embolus
EMBOLIES pl. of emboly
EMBOLISM n pl. -S the obstruction of a blood vessel by an embolus EMBOLIC adj
EMBOLUS n pl. -LI an abnormal particle circulating in the blood
EMBOLY n pl. -LIES a phase of embryonic growth
EMBORDER v -ED, -ING, -S to provide with a border
EMBOSK v -ED, -ING, -S to conceal with foliage
EMBOSOM v -ED, -ING, -S to embrace
EMBOSS v -ED, -ING, -ES to decorate with raised designs
EMBOSSER n pl. -S one that embosses
EMBOW v -ED, -ING, -S to arch
EMBOWEL v -ELED, -ELING, -ELS or -ELLED, -ELLING, -ELS to disbowel
EMBOWER v -ED, -ING, -S to surround with foliage
EMBRACE v -BRACED, -BRACING, -BRACES to hug
EMBRACER n pl. -S one that embraces
EMBROIL v -ED, -ING, -S to involve in conflict
EMBROWN v -ED, -ING, -S to make brown
EMBRUE v -BRUED, -BRUING, -BRUES to imbrue
EMBRUTE v -BRUTED, -BRUTING, -BRUTES to imbrute
EMBRYO n pl. -BRYOS an organism in its early stages of development
EMBRYOID n pl. -S a mass of tissue that resembles an embryo
EMBRYON n pl. -S an embryo
EMCEE v -CEED, -CEEING, -CEES to serve as master of ceremonies
EME n pl. -S an uncle
EMEER n pl. -S emir
EMEERATE n pl. -S emirate
EMEND v -ED, -ING, -S to correct
EMENDATE v -DATED, -DATING, -DATES to emend
EMENDER n pl. -S one that emends
EMERALD n pl. -S a green gem
EMERGE v EMERGED, EMERGING, EMERGES to come out into view
EMERGENT n pl. -S a type of aquatic plant
EMERIES pl. of emery
EMERITA n pl. -TAE a retired woman who retains an honorary title
EMERITUS n pl. -TI a retired person who retains an honorary title
EMEROD n pl. -S a tumor
EMEROID n pl. -S emerod
EMERSED adj standing out of water
EMERSION n pl. -S the act of emerging
EMERY n pl. -ERIES a granular corundum
EMESIS n pl. EMESES the act of vomiting
EMETIC n pl. -S a substance which induces vomiting
EMETIN n pl. -S emetine
EMETINE n pl. -S an alkaloid
EMEU n pl. -S emu
EMEUTE n pl. -S a riot
EMF n pl. -S a difference in electric potential
EMIC adj relating to a type of linguistic analysis
EMIGRANT n pl. -S one that emigrates
EMIGRATE v -GRATED, -GRATING, -GRATES to leave one country or region to settle in another
EMIGRE n pl. -S an emigrant
EMINENCE n pl. -S high station or rank
EMINENCY n pl. -CIES eminence
EMINENT adj of high station or rank
EMIR n pl. -S an Arab chieftain or prince
EMIRATE n pl. -S the rank of an emir
EMISSARY n pl. -SARIES a person sent on a mission
EMISSION n pl. -S the act of emitting EMISSIVE adj
EMIT v EMITTED, EMITTING, EMITS to send forth
EMITTER n pl. -S one that emits
EMMER n pl. -S a type of wheat
EMMET n pl. -S an ant
EMODIN n pl. -S a chemical compound
EMOTE v EMOTED, EMOTING, EMOTES to express emotion in an exaggerated manner
EMOTER n pl. -S one that emotes
EMOTION n pl. -S an affective state of consciousness
EMOTIVE adj pertaining to emotion
EMPALE v -PALED, -PALING, -PALES to impale
EMPALER n pl. -S one that empales
EMPANADA n pl. -S a pastry turnover
EMPANEL v -ELED, -ELING, -ELS or -ELLED, -ELLING, -ELS to impanel
EMPATHY n pl. -THIES imaginative identification with another's thoughts and feelings EMPATHIC adj
EMPEROR n pl. -S the ruler of an empire
EMPERY n pl. -PERIES absolute dominion
EMPHASIS n pl. -PHASES special significance imparted to something
EMPHATIC adj strongly expressive
EMPIRE n pl. -S a major political unit
EMPIRIC n pl. -S one who relies on practical experience
EMPLACE v -PLACED, -PLACING, -PLACES to position
EMPLANE v -PLANED, -PLANING, -PLANES to enplane
EMPLOY v -ED, -ING, -S to hire
EMPLOYE n pl. -S employee
EMPLOYEE n pl. -S a person who is employed
EMPLOYER n pl. -S one that employs
EMPOISON v -ED, -ING, -S to embitter
EMPORIUM n pl. -RIUMS or -RIA a trading or market center
EMPOWER v -ED, -ING, -S to give legal power to
EMPRESS n pl. -ES a female ruler of an empire
EMPRISE n pl. -S an adventurous undertaking
EMPRIZE n pl. -S emprise
EMPTIED past tense of empty
EMPTIER n pl. -S one that empties
EMPTIES present 3d person sing. of empty
EMPTIEST superlative of empty
EMPTILY adv in an empty manner
EMPTINGS n/pl emptins
EMPTINS n/pl a liquid leavening
EMPTY adj -TIER, -TIEST containing nothing
EMPTY v -TIED, -TYING, -TIES to remove the contents of
EMPURPLE v -PLED, -PLING, -PLES to tinge with purple
EMPYEMA n pl. -EMATA or -EMAS a collection of pus in a body cavity EMPYEMIC adj
EMPYREAL adj pertaining to the sky
EMPYREAN n pl. -S the highest heaven
EMU n pl. -S a large, flightless bird
EMULATE v -LATED, -LATING, -LATES to try to equal or surpass
EMULATOR n pl. -S one that emulates
EMULOUS adj eager to equal or surpass another
EMULSIFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to make into an emulsion
EMULSION n pl. -S a type of liquid mixture EMULSIVE adj
EMULSOID n pl. -S a liquid dispersed in another liquid
EMYD n pl. -S a freshwater tortoise
EMYDE n pl. -S emyd
EN n pl. -S the letter N
ENABLE v -BLED, -BLING, -BLES to make possible
ENABLER n pl. -S one that enables
ENACT v -ED, -ING, -S to make into a law
ENACTIVE adj having the power to enact
ENACTOR n pl. -S one that enacts
ENACTORY adj pertaining to the enactment of law
ENAMEL v -ELED, -ELING, -ELS or -ELLED, -ELLING, -ELS to cover with a hard, glossy surface
ENAMELER n pl. -S one that enamels
ENAMINE n pl. -S a type of amine
ENAMOR v -ED, -ING, -S to inspire with love
ENAMOUR v -ED, -ING, -S to enamor
ENATE n pl. -S a relative on the mother's side ENATIC adj
ENATION n pl. -S an outgrowth from the surface of an organ
ENCAENIA n/pl annual university ceremonies
ENCAGE v -CAGED, -CAGING, -CAGES to confine in a cage
ENCAMP v -ED, -ING, -S to set up a camp
ENCASE v -CASED, -CASING, -CASES to enclose in a case
ENCASH v -ED, -ING, -ES to cash
ENCEINTE n pl. -S an encircling fortification
ENCHAIN v -ED, -ING, -S to bind with chains
ENCHANT v -ED, -ING, -S to delight
ENCHASE v -CHASED, -CHASING, -CHASES to place in an ornamental setting
ENCHASER n pl. -S one that enchases
ENCHORIC adj belonging to a particular country
ENCINA n pl. -S an evergreen oak ENCINAL adj
ENCIPHER v -ED, -ING, -S to write in characters of hidden meaning
ENCIRCLE v -CLED, -CLING, -CLES to form a circle around
ENCLASP v -ED, -ING, -S to embrace
ENCLAVE n pl. -S a territorial unit enclosed within foreign territory
ENCLITIC n pl. -S a word pronounced as part of the preceding word
ENCLOSE v -CLOSED, -CLOSING, -CLOSES to close in on all sides
ENCLOSER n pl. -S one that encloses
ENCODE v -CODED, -CODING, -CODES to put into code
ENCODER n pl. -S one that encodes
ENCOMIUM n pl. -MIUMS or -MIA a eulogy
ENCORE v -CORED, -CORING, -CORES to call for the reappearance of a performer
ENCROACH v -ED, -ING, -ES to advance beyond the proper limits
ENCRUST v -ED, -ING, -S to cover with a crust
ENCRYPT v -ED, -ING, -S to encipher
ENCUMBER v -ED, -ING, -S to hinder in action or movement
ENCYCLIC n pl. -S a letter addressed by the pope to the bishops of the world
ENCYST v -ED, -ING, -S to enclose in a cyst
END v -ED, -ING, -S to terminate
ENDAMAGE v -AGED, -AGING, -AGES to damage
ENDAMEBA n pl. -BAS or -BAE a parasitic ameba
ENDANGER v -ED, -ING, -S to imperil
ENDARCH adj formed from the center outward
ENDARCHY n pl. -CHIES the condition of being endarch
ENDBRAIN n pl. -S a part of the brain
ENDEAR v -ED, -ING, -S to make dear or beloved
ENDEAVOR v -ED, -ING, -S to make an effort
ENDEMIAL adj peculiar to a country or people
ENDEMIC n pl. -S an endemial disease
ENDEMISM n pl. -S the state of being endemial
ENDER n pl. -S one that ends something
ENDERMIC adj acting by absorption through the skin
ENDEXINE n pl. -S an inner layer of the exine
ENDGAME n pl. -S the last stage of a chess game
ENDING n pl. -S a termination
ENDITE v -DITED, -DITING, -DITES to indite
ENDIVE n pl. -S an herb cultivated as a salad plant
ENDLEAF n pl. -LEAVES an endpaper
ENDLESS adj enduring forever
ENDLONG adv lengthwise
ENDMOST adj farthest
ENDNOTE n pl. -S a note placed at the end of the text
ENDOCARP n pl. -S the inner layer of a pericarp
ENDOCAST n pl. -S a cast of the cranial cavity
ENDODERM n pl. -S the innermost germ layer of an embryo
ENDOGAMY n pl. -MIES marriage within a particular group
ENDOGEN n pl. -S a type of plant
ENDOGENY n pl. -NIES growth from within
ENDOPOD n pl. -S a branch of a crustacean limb
ENDORSE v -DORSED, -DORSING, -DORSES to sign the back of a negotiable document
ENDORSEE n pl. -S one to whom a document is transferred by endorsement
ENDORSER n pl. -S one that endorses
ENDORSING present participle of endorse
ENDORSOR n pl. -S endorser
ENDOSARC n pl. -S a portion of a cell
ENDOSMOS n pl. -ES a form of osmosis
ENDOSOME n pl. -S a cellular particle
ENDOSTEA n/pl bone membranes
ENDOW v -ED, -ING, -S to provide with something
ENDOWER n pl. -S one that endows
ENDOZOIC adj involving passage through an animal
ENDPAPER n pl. -S a sheet of paper used in bookbinding
ENDPLATE n pl. -S a type of nerve terminal
ENDPOINT n pl. -S either of two points that mark the end of a line segment
ENDRIN n pl. -S an insecticide
ENDUE v -DUED, -DUING, -DUES to provide with some quality or gift
ENDURE v -DURED, -DURING, -DURES to last
ENDURO n pl. -DUROS a long race
ENDWAYS adv endwise
ENDWISE adv lengthwise
ENEMA n pl. -MAS or -MATA a liquid injected into the rectum
ENEMY n pl. -MIES one that is antagonistic toward another
ENERGID n pl. -S a nucleus and the body of cytoplasm with which it interacts
ENERGIES pl. of energy
ENERGISE v -GISED, -GISING, -GISES to energize
ENERGIZE v -GIZED, -GIZING, -GIZES to give energy to
ENERGY n -GIES the capacity for vigorous activity
ENERVATE v -VATED, -VATING, -VATES to deprive of strength or vitality
ENFACE v -FACED, -FACING, -FACES to write on the front of
ENFEEBLE v -BLED, -BLING, -BLES to make feeble
ENFEOFF v -ED, -ING, -S to invest with a feudal estate
ENFETTER v -ED, -ING, -S to enchain
ENFEVER v -ED, -ING, -S to fever
ENFILADE v -LADED, -LADING, -LADES to direct heavy gunfire along the length of
ENFLAME v -FLAMED, -FLAMING, -FLAMES to inflame
ENFOLD v -ED, -ING, -S to envelop
ENFOLDER n pl. -S one that enfolds
ENFORCE v -FORCED, -FORCING, -FORCES to compel obedience to
ENFORCER n pl. -S one that enforces
ENFRAME v -FRAMED, -FRAMING, -FRAMES to frame
ENG n pl. -S a phonetic symbol
ENGAGE v -GAGED, -GAGING, -GAGES to employ
ENGAGER n pl. -S one that engages
ENGENDER v -ED, -ING, -S to bring into existence
ENGILD v -ED, -ING, -S to brighten
ENGINE v -GINED, -GINING, -GINES to equip with machinery
ENGINEER v -ED, -ING, -S to carry through or manage by contrivance
ENGINERY n pl. -RIES machinery
ENGINING present participle of engine
ENGINOUS adj ingenious
ENGIRD v -GIRT or -GIRDED, -GIRDING, -GIRDS to gird
ENGIRDLE v -DLED, -DLING, -DLES to engird
ENGLISH v -ED, -ING, -ES to cause a billiard ball to spin around its vertical axis
ENGLUT v -GLUTTED, -GLUTTING, -GLUTS to gulp down
ENGORGE v -GORGED, -GORGING, -GORGES to fill with blood
ENGRAFT v -ED, -ING, -S to graft for propagation
ENGRAIL v -ED, -ING, -S to ornament the edge of with curved indentations
ENGRAIN v -ED, -ING, -S to ingrain
ENGRAM n pl. -S the durable mark caused by a stimulus upon protoplasm
ENGRAMME n pl. -S engram
ENGRAVE v -GRAVED, -GRAVING, -GRAVES to form by incision
ENGRAVER n pl. -S one that engraves
ENGROSS v -ED, -ING, -ES to occupy completely
ENGULF v -ED, -ING, -S to surround completely
ENHALO v -ED, -ING, -ES or -S to surround with a halo
ENHANCE v -HANCED, -HANCING, -HANCES to raise to a higher degree
ENHANCER n pl. -S one that enhances
ENIGMA n pl. -MAS or -MATA something that is hard to understand or explain
ENISLE v -ISLED, -ISLING, -ISLES to isolate
ENJAMBED adj marked by the continuation of a sentence from one line of a poem to the next
ENJOIN v -ED, -ING, -S to command
ENJOINER n pl. -S one that enjoins
ENJOY v -ED, -ING, -S to receive pleasure from
ENJOYER n pl. -S one that enjoys
ENKINDLE v -DLED, -DLING, -DLES to set on fire
ENLACE v -LACED, -LACING, -LACES to bind with laces
ENLARGE v -LARGED, -LARGING, -LARGES to make or become larger
ENLARGER n pl. -S a device used to enlarge photographs
ENLIST v -ED, -ING, -S to engage for military service
ENLISTEE n pl. -S one that is enlisted
ENLISTER n pl. -S one that enlists
ENLIVEN v -ED, -ING, -S to make lively
ENMESH v -ED, -ING, -ES to ensnare or entangle in a net
ENMITY n pl. -TIES hostility
ENNEAD n pl. -S a group of nine ENNEADIC adj
ENNEAGON n pl. -S a nonagon
ENNOBLE v -BLED, -BLING, -BLES to make noble
ENNOBLER n pl. -S one that ennobles
ENNUI n pl. -S a feeling of weariness and discontent
ENNUYE adj oppressed with ennui
ENNUYEE adj ennuye
ENOKI n pl. -S a small white edible mushroom
ENOL n pl. -S a chemical compound ENOLIC adj
ENOLASE n pl. -S an enzyme
ENOLOGY n pl. -GIES oenology
ENORM adj enormous
ENORMITY n pl. -TIES a grave offense against decency
ENORMOUS adj huge
ENOSIS n pl. -SISES union
ENOUGH n pl. -S a sufficient supply
ENOUNCE v ENOUNCED, ENOUNCING, ENOUNCES to announce
ENOW n pl. -S enough
ENPLANE v -PLANED, -PLANING, -PLANES to board an airplane
ENQUIRE v -QUIRED, -QUIRING, -QUIRES to inquire
ENQUIRY n pl. -RIES inquiry
ENRAGE v -RAGED, -RAGING, -RAGES to make very angry
ENRAPT adj rapt
ENRAVISH v -ED, -ING, -ES to delight greatly
ENRICH v -ED, -ING, -ES to add desirable elements to
ENRICHER n pl. -S one that enriches
ENROBE v -ROBED, -ROBING, -ROBES to dress
ENROBER n pl. -S one that enrobes
ENROL v -ROLLED, -ROLLING, -ROLS to enroll
ENROLL v -ED, -ING, -S to enter the name of in a register, record, or roll
ENROLLEE n pl. -S one that is enrolled
ENROLLER n pl. -S one that enrolls
ENROLLING present participle of enrol
ENROOT v -ED, -ING, -S to implant
ENS n pl. ENTIA an entity
ENSAMPLE n pl. -S an example
ENSCONCE v -SCONCED, -SCONCING, -SCONCES to settle securely or comfortably
ENSCROLL v -ED, -ING, -S to write on a scroll
ENSEMBLE n pl. -S a group of complementary parts
ENSERF v -ED, -ING, -S to make a serf of
ENSHEATH v -ED, -ING, -S to enclose in a sheath
ENSHRINE v -SHRINED, -SHRINING, -SHRINES to place in a shrine
ENSHROUD v -ED, -ING, -S to conceal
ENSIFORM adj sword-shaped
ENSIGN n pl. -S a navy officer
ENSIGNCY n pl. -CIES the rank of an ensign
ENSILAGE v -LAGED, -LAGING, -LAGES to ensile
ENSILE v -SILED, -SILING, -SILES to store in a silo
ENSKY v -SKIED or -SKYED, -SKYING, -SKIES to raise to the skies
ENSLAVE v -SLAVED, -SLAVING, -SLAVES to make a slave of
ENSLAVER n pl. -S one that enslaves
ENSNARE v -SNARED, -SNARING, -SNARES to trap
ENSNARER n pl. -S one that ensnares
ENSNARL v -ED, -ING, -S to tangle
ENSORCEL v -ED, -ING, -S to bewitch
ENSOUL v -ED, -ING, -S to endow with a soul
ENSPHERE v -SPHERED, -SPHERING, -SPHERES to enclose in a sphere
ENSUE v -SUED, -SUING, -SUES to occur afterward or as a result
ENSURE v -SURED, -SURING, -SURES to make certain
ENSURER n pl. -S one that ensures
ENSWATHE v -SWATHED, -SWATHING, -SWATHES to swathe
ENTAIL v -ED, -ING, -S to restrict the inheritance of to a specified line of heirs
ENTAILER n pl. -S one that entails
ENTAMEBA n pl. -BAE or -BAS endameba
ENTANGLE v -TANGLED, -TANGLING, -TANGLES to tangle
ENTASIA n pl. -S spasmodic contraction of a muscle
ENTASIS n pl. -TASES a slight convexity in a column ENTASTIC adj
ENTELLUS n pl. -ES a hanuman
ENTENTE n pl. -S an agreement between nations
ENTER v -ED, -ING, -S to come or go into
ENTERA a pl. of enteron
ENTERAL adj enteric
ENTERER n pl. -S one that enters
ENTERIC adj pertaining to the enteron
ENTERON n pl. -TERONS or -TERA the alimentary canal
ENTHALPY n pl. -PIES a thermodynamic measure of heat
ENTHETIC adj introduced from outside
ENTHRAL v -THRALLED, -THRALLING, -THRALS to enthrall
ENTHRALL v -ED, -ING, -S to charm
ENTHRONE v -THRONED, -THRONING, -THRONES to place on a throne
ENTHUSE v -THUSED, -THUSING, -THUSES to show enthusiasm
ENTIA pl. of ens
ENTICE v -TICED, -TICING, -TICES to allure
ENTICER n pl. -S one that entices
ENTIRE n pl. -S the whole of something
ENTIRELY adv completely
ENTIRETY n pl. -TIES completeness
ENTITLE v -TLED, -TLING, -TLES to give a title to
ENTITY n pl. -TIES something that has a real existence
ENTODERM n pl. -S endoderm
ENTOIL v -ED, -ING, -S to entrap
ENTOMB v -ED, -ING, -S to place in a tomb
ENTOPIC adj situated in the normal place
ENTOZOA a pl. of entozoan and pl. of entozoon
ENTOZOAL adj entozoic
ENTOZOAN n pl. -ZOANS or -ZOA an entozoic parasite
ENTOZOIC adj living within an animal
ENTOZOON n pl. -ZOA entozoan
ENTRAILS n/pl the internal organs
ENTRAIN v -ED, -ING, -S to board a train
ENTRANCE v -TRANCED, -TRANCING, -TRANCES to fill with delight or wonder
ENTRANT n pl. -S one that enters
ENTRAP v -TRAPPED, -TRAPPING, -TRAPS to trap
ENTREAT v -ED, -ING, -S to ask for earnestly
ENTREATY n pl. -TREATIES an earnest request
ENTREE n pl. -S the principal dish of a meal
ENTRENCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to establish firmly
ENTREPOT n pl. -S a warehouse
ENTRESOL n pl. -S a mezzanine
ENTRIES pl. of entry
ENTROPY n pl. -PIES a thermodynamic measure of disorder ENTROPIC adj
ENTRUST v -ED, -ING, -S to give over for safekeeping
ENTRY n pl. -TRIES a place of entrance
ENTRYWAY n pl. -WAYS a passage serving as an entrance
ENTWINE v -TWINED, -TWINING, -TWINES to twine around
ENTWIST v -ED, -ING, -S to twist together
ENURE v -URED, -URING, -URES to inure
ENURESIS n pl. -SISES involuntary urination
ENURETIC n pl. -S one who is affected with enuresis
ENVELOP v -ED, -ING, -S to cover completely
ENVELOPE n pl. -S a paper container
ENVENOM v -ED, -ING, -S to put venom into
ENVIABLE adj desirable ENVIABLY adv
ENVIED past tense of envy
ENVIER n pl. -S one that envies
ENVIES present 3d person sing. of envy
ENVIOUS adj resentful and desirous of another's possessions or qualities
ENVIRON v -ED, -ING, -S to encircle
ENVISAGE v -AGED, -AGING, -AGES to form a mental image of
ENVISION v -ED, -ING, -S to envisage
ENVOI n pl. -S the closing of a poem or prose work
ENVOY n pl. -VOYS a representative
ENVY v -VIED, -VYING, -VIES to be envious of
ENWHEEL v -ED, -ING, -S to encircle
ENWIND v -WOUND, -WINDING, -WINDS to wind around
ENWOMB v -ED, -ING, -S to enclose as if in a womb
ENWRAP v -WRAPPED, -WRAPPING, -WRAPS to envelop
ENZOOTIC n pl. -S a type of animal disease
ENZYM n pl. -S enzyme
ENZYME n pl. -S a complex protein ENZYMIC adj
EOBIONT n pl. -S a type of basic organism
EOHIPPUS n pl. -ES an extinct horse
EOLIAN adj pertaining to the wind
EOLIPILE n pl. -S a type of engine
EOLITH n pl. -S a prehistoric stone tool EOLITHIC adj
EOLOPILE n pl. -S eolipile
EON n pl. -S an indefinitely long period of time
EONIAN adj everlasting
EONISM n pl. -S adoption of the dress and mannerisms of the opposite sex
EOSIN n pl. -S a red dye EOSINIC adj
EOSINE n pl. -S eosin
EPACT n pl. -S the difference between the lengths of the solar and lunar years
EPARCH n pl. -S the head of an eparchy
EPARCHY n pl. -CHIES a district of modern Greece
EPAULET n pl. -S a shoulder ornament
EPAZOTE n pl. -S an herb of the goosefoot family
EPEE n pl. -S a type of sword
EPEEIST n pl. -S one who fences with an epee
EPEIRIC adj pertaining to vertical movement of the earth's crust
EPENDYMA n pl. -S a membrane lining certain body cavities
EPERGNE n pl. -S an ornamental dish
EPHA n pl. -S ephah
EPHAH n pl. -S a Hebrew unit of dry measure
EPHEBE n pl. -S ephebus EPHEBIC adj
EPHEBOS n pl. -BOI ephebus
EPHEBUS n pl. -BI a young man of ancient Greece
EPHEDRA n pl. -S a desert shrub
EPHEDRIN n pl. -S an alkaloid used to treat allergies
EPHEMERA n pl. -ERAS or -ERAE something of very short life or duration
EPHOD n pl. -S an ancient Hebrew vestment
EPHOR n pl. -ORS or -ORI a magistrate of ancient Greece EPHORAL adj
EPHORATE n pl. -S the office of ephor
EPIBLAST n pl. -S the ectoderm
EPIBOLY n pl. -LIES the growth of one part around another EPIBOLIC adj
EPIC n pl. -S a long narrative poem EPICAL adj EPICALLY adv
EPICALYX n pl. -LYXES or -LYCES a set of bracts close to and resembling a calyx
EPICARP n pl. -S the outer layer of a pericarp
EPICEDIA n/pl funeral songs
EPICENE n pl. -S one having both male and female characteristics
EPICLIKE adj resembling an epic
EPICOTYL n pl. -S a part of a plant embryo
EPICURE n pl. -S a gourmet
EPICYCLE n pl. -S a circle that rolls on the circumference of another circle
EPIDEMIC n pl. -S a rapid spread of a disease
EPIDERM n pl. -S the outer layer of skin
EPIDOTE n pl. -S a mineral EPIDOTIC adj
EPIDURAL adj situated on the membrane that encloses the brain
EPIFAUNA n pl. -FAUNAE or -FAUNAS fauna living on a hard sea floor
EPIFOCAL adj pertaining to the point of origin of an earthquake
EPIGEAL adj epigeous
EPIGEAN adj epigeous
EPIGEIC adj epigeous
EPIGENE adj occurring near the surface of the earth
EPIGENIC adj pertaining to change in the mineral character of a rock
EPIGEOUS adj growing on or close to the ground
EPIGON n pl. -S epigone
EPIGONE n pl. -S an inferior imitator EPIGONIC adj
EPIGONUS n pl. -NI epigone
EPIGRAM n pl. -S a brief, witty remark
EPIGRAPH n pl. -S an engraved inscription
EPIGYNY n pl. -NIES the state of having floral organs near the top of the ovary
EPILEPSY n pl. -SIES a disorder of the nervous system
EPILOG n pl. -S a concluding section
EPILOGUE v -LOGUED, -LOGUING, -LOGUES to provide with a concluding section
EPIMER n pl. -S a type of sugar compound EPIMERIC adj
EPIMERE n pl. -S a part of an embryo
EPIMYSIA n/pl muscle sheaths
EPINAOS n pl. -NAOI a rear vestibule
EPINASTY n pl. -TIES a downward bending of plant parts
EPIPHANY n pl. -NIES an appearance of a deity
EPIPHYTE n pl. -S a plant growing upon another plant
EPISCIA n pl. -S a tropical herb
EPISCOPE n pl. -S a type of projector
EPISODE n pl. -S an incident in the course of a continuous experience EPISODIC adj
EPISOME n pl. -S a genetic determinant EPISOMAL adj
EPISTASY n pl. -SIES a suppression of genetic effect
EPISTLE n pl. -S a long or formal letter
EPISTLER n pl. -S one that writes epistles
EPISTOME n pl. -S a structure covering the mouth of various invertebrates
EPISTYLE n pl. -S a part of a classical building
EPITAPH n pl. -S an inscription on a tomb
EPITASIS n pl. -ASES the main part of a classical drama
EPITAXY n pl. -TAXIES a type of crystalline growth EPITAXIC adj
EPITHET n pl. -S a term used to characterize a person or thing
EPITOME n pl. -S a typical or ideal example EPITOMIC adj
EPITOPE n pl. -S a region on the surface of an antigen
EPIZOA pl. of epizoon
EPIZOIC adj living on the body of an animal
EPIZOISM n pl. -S the state of being epizoic
EPIZOITE n pl. -S an epizoic organism
EPIZOON n pl. -ZOA an epizoic parasite
EPIZOOTY n pl. -TIES a type of animal disease
EPOCH n pl. -S a particular period of time EPOCHAL adj
EPODE n pl. -S a type of poem
EPONYM n pl. -S the person for whom something is named EPONYMIC adj
EPONYMY n pl. -MIES the derivation of an eponymic name
EPOPEE n pl. -S an epic poem
EPOPOEIA n pl. -S epopee
EPOS n pl. -ES an epic poem
EPOXIDE n pl. -S an epoxy compound
EPOXY v EPOXIED EPOXYED, EPOXYING, EPOXIES to glue with epoxy (a type of resin)
EPSILON n pl. -S a Greek letter
EQUABLE adj not changing or varying greatly EQUABLY adv
EQUAL adj having the same capability, quantity, or effect as another
EQUAL v EQUALED, EQUALING, EQUALS or EQUALLED, EQUALLING, EQUALS to be equal to
EQUALISE v -ISED, -ISING, -ISES to equalize
EQUALITY n pl. -TIES the state of being equal
EQUALIZE v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES to make equal
EQUALLED a past tense of equal
EQUALLING a past participle of equal
EQUALLY adv in an equal manner
EQUATE v EQUATED, EQUATING, EQUATES to make equal
EQUATION n pl. -S the act of equating
EQUATOR n pl. -S a great circle of spherical celestial bodies
EQUERRY n pl. -RIES an officer in charge of the care of horses
EQUID n pl. -S an animal of the horse family
EQUINE n pl. -S a horse
EQUINELY adv in a horselike manner
EQUINITY n pl. -TIES the state of being like a horse
EQUINOX n pl. -ES a point on the celestial sphere
EQUIP v EQUIPPED, EQUIPPING, EQUIPS to provide with whatever is needed
EQUIPAGE n pl. -S a carriage
EQUIPPER n pl. -S one that equips
EQUIPPING present participle of equip
EQUISETA n/pl rushlike plants
EQUITANT adj overlapping
EQUITES n/pl a privileged military class of ancient Rome
EQUITY n pl. -TIES fairness or impartiality
EQUIVOKE n pl. -S a play on words
ER interj -- used to express hesitation
ERA n pl. -S an epoch
ERADIATE v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES to radiate
ERASE v ERASED, ERASING, ERASES to rub or scrape out ERASABLE adj
ERASER n pl. -S one that erases
ERASION n pl. -S an erasure
ERASURE n pl. -S the act of erasing
ERBIUM n pl. -S a metallic element
ERE prep previous to; before
ERECT v -ED, -ING, -S to build
ERECTER n pl. -S erector
ERECTILE adj capable of being raised upright
ERECTION n pl. -S the act of erecting
ERECTIVE adj tending to erect
ERECTLY adv in an upright manner
ERECTOR n pl. -S one that erects
ERELONG adv soon
EREMITE n pl. -S a hermit EREMITIC adj
EREMURUS n pl. -URI a perennial herb
ERENOW adv before this time
EREPSIN n pl. -S a mixture of enzymes in the small intestine
ERETHISM n pl. -S abnormal irritability ERETHIC adj
EREWHILE adv some time ago
ERG n pl. -S a unit of work or energy
ERGASTIC adj constituting the nonliving by-products of protoplasmic activity
ERGATE n pl. -S a worker ant
ERGATIVE adj pertaining to a type of language
ERGO conj therefore
ERGODIC adj pertaining to the probability that any state will recur
ERGOT n pl. -S a fungus ERGOTIC adj
ERGOTISM n pl. -S poisoning produced by eating ergot-infected grain
ERICA n pl. -S a shrub of the heath family
ERICOID adj resembling heath
ERIGERON n pl. -S an herb
ERINGO n pl. -GOES or -GOS eryngo
ERISTIC n pl. -S an expert in debate
ERLKING n pl. -S an evil spirit of Germanic folklore
ERMINE n pl. -S the fur of certain weasels ERMINED adj
ERN n pl. -S erne
ERNE n pl. -S a sea eagle
ERODE v ERODED, ERODING, ERODES to wear away by constant friction
ERODENT adj erosive
ERODIBLE adj erosible
ERODING present participle of erode
EROGENIC adj arousing sexual desire
EROS n pl. -ES sexual desire
EROSE adj uneven EROSELY adv
EROSIBLE adj capable of being eroded
EROSION n pl. -S the act of eroding
EROSIVE adj causing erosion
EROTIC n pl. -S an amatory poem EROTICAL adj
EROTICA n/pl literature or art dealing with sexual love
EROTISM n pl. -S sexual excitement
EROTIZE v -TIZED, -TIZING, -TIZES to give a sexual meaning to
ERR v -ED, -ING, -S to make a mistake
ERRANCY n pl. -CIES an instance of erring
ERRAND n pl. -S a short trip made for a particular purpose
ERRANT n pl. -S a wanderer
ERRANTLY adv in a wandering manner
ERRANTRY n pl. -RIES the state of wandering
ERRATA n pl. -S a list of printing errors
ERRATIC n pl. -S an eccentric person
ERRATUM n pl. -TA a printing error
ERRHINE n pl. -S a substance that promotes nasal discharge
ERRINGLY adv in a mistaken manner
ERROR n pl. -S a mistake
ERS n pl. -ES ervil
ERSATZ n pl. -ES a substitute
ERST adv formerly
ERUCT v -ED, -ING, -S to belch
ERUCTATE v -TATED, -TATING, -TATES to eruct
ERUDITE adj scholarly
ERUGO n pl. -GOS aerugo
ERUMPENT adj bursting forth
ERUPT v -ED, -ING, -S to burst forth
ERUPTION n pl. -S the act of erupting
ERUPTIVE n pl. -S a type of rock
ERVIL n pl. -S a European vetch
ERYNGO n pl. -GOES or -GOS a medicinal herb
ERYTHEMA n pl. -S a redness of the skin
ERYTHRON n pl. -S a bodily organ consisting of the red blood cells
ES n pl. ESES ess
ESCALADE v -LADED, -LADING, -LADES to enter by means of ladders
ESCALATE v -LATED, -LATING, -LATES to increase
ESCALLOP v -ED, -ING, -S to scallop
ESCALOP v -ED, -ING, -S to escallop
ESCAPADE n pl. -S a reckless adventure
ESCAPE v -CAPED, -CAPING, -CAPES to get away
ESCAPEE n pl. -S one that has escaped
ESCAPER n pl. -S one that escapes
ESCAPING present participle of escape
ESCAPISM n pl. -S the avoidance of reality by diversion of the mind
ESCAPIST n pl. -S one given to escapism
ESCAR n pl. -S esker
ESCARGOT n pl. -S an edible snail
ESCAROLE n pl. -S a variety of endive
ESCARP v -ED, -ING, -S to cause to slope steeply
ESCHALOT n pl. -S a shallot
ESCHAR n pl. -S a hard, dry scab
ESCHEAT v -ED, -ING, -S to confiscate
ESCHEW v -ED, -ING, -S to avoid
ESCHEWAL n pl. -S the act of eschewing
ESCOLAR n pl. -S a food fish
ESCORT v -ED, -ING, -S to accompany
ESCOT v -ED, -ING, -S to provide support for
ESCROW v -ED, -ING, -S to place in the custody of a third party
ESCUAGE n pl. -S scutage
ESCUDO n pl. -DOS a monetary unit of Portugal
ESCULENT n pl. -S something that is edible
ESERINE n pl. -S a toxic alkaloid
ESKAR n pl. -S esker
ESKER n pl. -S a narrow ridge of gravel and sand
ESOPHAGI n/pl tubes connecting the mouth to the stomach
ESOTERIC adj designed for a select few
ESPALIER v -ED, -ING, -S to furnish with a trellis
ESPANOL n pl. -ES a native of Spain
ESPARTO n pl. -TOS a perennial grass
ESPECIAL adj special
ESPIAL n pl. -S the act of espying
ESPIED past tense of espy
ESPIEGLE adj playful
ESPIES present 3d person sing. of espy
ESPOUSAL n pl. -S a marriage ceremony
ESPOUSE v -POUSED, -POUSING, -POUSES to marry
ESPOUSER n pl. -S one that espouses
ESPRESSO n pl. -SOS a strong coffee
ESPRIT n pl. -S spirit
ESPY v -PIED, -PYING, -PIES to catch sight of
ESQUIRE v -QUIRED, -QUIRING, -QUIRES to escort
ESS n pl. -ES the letter S
ESSAY v -ED, -ING, -S to try
ESSAYER n pl. -S one that essays
ESSAYIST n pl. -S a writer of essays (prose compositions)
ESSENCE n pl. -S a fundamental nature or quality
ESSOIN n pl. -S an excuse
ESSONITE n pl. -S a variety of garnet
ESTANCIA n pl. -S a cattle ranch
ESTATE v -TATED, -TATING, -TATES to provide with landed property
ESTEEM v -ED, -ING, -S to have a high opinion of
ESTER n pl. -S a type of chemical compound
ESTERASE n pl. -S a type of enzyme
ESTERIFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to convert into an ester
ESTHESIA n pl. -S the ability to receive sensation
ESTHESIS n pl. -THESISES or -THESES esthesia
ESTHETE n pl. -S an esthetic person
ESTHETIC adj keenly appreciative of the beautiful
ESTIMATE v -MATED, -MATING, -MATES to make an approximate judgment of
ESTIVAL adj pertaining to summer
ESTIVATE v -VATED, -VATING, -VATES to spend the summer
ESTOP v -TOPPED, -TOPPING, -TOPS to impede by estoppel
ESTOPPEL n pl. -S a legal restraint preventing a person from contradicting his own previous statement
ESTOVERS n/pl necessities allowed by law
ESTRAGON n pl. -S tarragon
ESTRAL adj estrous
ESTRANGE v -TRANGED, -TRANGING, -TRANGES to alienate
ESTRAY v -ED, -ING, -S to stray
ESTREAT v -ED, -ING, -S to copy from court records for use in prosecution
ESTRIN n pl. -S estrone
ESTRIOL n pl. -S an estrogen
ESTROGEN n pl. -S a female sex hormone promoting or producing estrus
ESTRONE n pl. -S an estrogen
ESTROUS adj pertaining to estrus
ESTRUAL adj estrous
ESTRUM n pl. -S estrus
ESTRUS n pl. -ES the period of heat in female mammals
ESTUARY n pl. -ARIES an inlet of the sea at a river's lower end
ESURIENT adj greedy
ET a past tense of eat
ETA n pl. -S a Greek letter
ETAGERE n pl. -S an ornamental stand
ETALON n pl. -S an optical instrument
ETAMIN n pl. -S etamine
ETAMINE n pl. -S a loosely woven fabric
ETAPE n pl. -S a warehouse
ETATISM n pl. -S state socialism ETATIST adj
ETCETERA n pl. -S a number of additional items
ETCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to engrave with acid
ETCHANT n pl. -S a substance used in etching
ETCHER n pl. -S one that etches
ETCHING n pl. -S an etched design
ETERNAL n pl. -S something lasting forever
ETERNE adj everlasting
ETERNISE v -NISED, -NISING, -NISES to eternize
ETERNITY n pl. -TIES infinite time
ETERNIZE v -NIZED, -NIZING, -NIZES to make everlasting
ETESIAN n pl. -S an annually recurring wind
ETH n pl. -S edh
ETHANE n pl. -S a gaseous hydrocarbon
ETHANOL n pl. -S an alcohol
ETHENE n pl. -S ethylene
ETHEPHON n pl. -S a synthetic plant growth regulator
ETHER n pl. -S a volatile liquid used as an anesthetic ETHERIC adj
ETHEREAL adj airy
ETHERIFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to convert into ether
ETHERISH adj resembling ether
ETHERIZE v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES to treat with ether
ETHIC n pl. -S a body of moral principles
ETHICAL n pl. -S a drug sold by prescription only
ETHICIAN n pl. -S an ethicist
ETHICIST n pl. -S a specialist in ethics
ETHICIZE v -CIZED, -CIZING, -CIZES to make ethical
ETHINYL n pl. -S ethynyl
ETHION n pl. -S a pesticide
ETHMOID n pl. -S a bone of the nasal cavity
ETHNARCH n pl. -S the ruler of a people or province
ETHNIC n pl. -S a member of a particular ethnos ETHNICAL adj
ETHNOS n pl. -ES a group of people who share a common and distinctive culture
ETHOLOGY n pl. -GIES the study of animal behavior
ETHOS n pl. -ES the fundamental character of a culture
ETHOXY n pl. -OXIES ethoxyl
ETHOXYL n pl. -S a univalent chemical radical
ETHYL n pl. -S a univalent chemical radical
ETHYLATE v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES to introduce the ethyl group into
ETHYLENE n pl. -S a flammable gas
ETHYLIC adj pertaining to ethyl
ETHYNE n pl. -S a flammable gas
ETHYNYL n pl. -S a univalent chemical radical
ETIC adj relating to a type of linguistic analysis
ETIOLATE v -LATED, -LATING, -LATES to whiten
ETIOLOGY n pl. -GIES the study of the causes of diseases
ETNA n pl. -S a container for heating liquids
ETOILE n pl. -S a star
ETOUFFEE n pl. -S a Cajun stew
ETUDE n pl. -S a piece of music for the practice of a point of technique
ETUI n pl. -S a case for holding small articles
ETWEE n pl. -S etui
ETYMON n pl. -MA or -MONS the earliest known form of a word
EUCAINE n pl. -S an anesthetic
EUCALYPT n pl. -S an evergreen tree
EUCHARIS n pl. -RISES a flowering plant
EUCHRE v -CHRED, -CHRING, -CHRES to prevent from winning three tricks in euchre (a card game)
EUCLASE n pl. -S a mineral
EUCRITE n pl. -S a type of meteorite EUCRITIC adj
EUDAEMON n pl. -S eudemon
EUDEMON n pl. -S a good spirit
EUGENIA n pl. -S a tropical evergreen tree
EUGENICS n/pl the science of hereditary improvement EUGENIC adj
EUGENIST n pl. -S a student of eugenics
EUGENOL n pl. -S an aromatic liquid
EUGLENA n pl. -S a freshwater protozoan
EULACHAN n pl. -S eulachon
EULACHON n pl. -S a marine food fish
EULOGIA n pl. -GIAE holy bread
EULOGIA n pl. -S a blessing
EULOGIES pl. of eulogy
EULOGISE v -GISED, -GISING, -GISES to eulogize
EULOGIST n pl. -S one that eulogizes
EULOGIUM n pl. -GIA or -GIUMS a eulogy
EULOGIZE v -GIZED, -GIZING, -GIZES to praise highly
EULOGY n pl. -GIES a formal expression of high praise
EUNUCH n pl. -S a castrated man
EUONYMUS n pl. -ES any of a genus of shrubs or small trees
EUPATRID n pl. -RIDS or -RIDAE an aristocrat of ancient Athens
EUPEPSIA n pl. -S good digestion EUPEPTIC adj
EUPEPSY n pl. -SIES eupepsia
EUPHENIC adj dealing with biological improvement
EUPHONY n pl. -NIES pleasant sound EUPHONIC adj
EUPHORIA n pl. -S a feeling of well-being EUPHORIC adj
EUPHOTIC adj pertaining to the upper layer of a body of water
EUPHRASY n pl. -SIES an annual herb
EUPHROE n pl. -S a device used to adjust a shipboard awning
EUPHUISM n pl. -S an artificially elegant style of speech or writing
EUPHUIST n pl. -S one given to euphuism
EUPLOID n pl. -S a cell having three or more identical genomes
EUPLOIDY n pl. -DIES the state of being a euploid
EUPNEA n pl. -S normal breathing EUPNEIC adj
EUPNOEA n pl. -S eupnea EUPNOEIC adj
EUREKA interj -- used to express triumph upon discovering something
EURIPUS n pl. -PI a swift sea channel
EURO n pl. EUROS a large kangaroo
EUROKY n pl. -KIES the ability of an organism to live under variable conditions EUROKOUS adj
EUROPIUM n pl. -S a metallic element
EURYBATH n pl. -S an organism that can live in a wide range of water depths
EURYOKY n pl. -KIES euroky
EURYTHMY n pl. -MIES harmony of movement or structure
EUSTACY n pl. -CIES a worldwide change in sea level EUSTATIC adj
EUSTELE n pl. -S a plant part
EUTAXY n pl. -TAXIES good order
EUTECTIC n pl. -S an alloy that has the lowest possible melting point
EUTROPHY n pl. -PHIES healthful nutrition
EUXENITE n pl. -S a mineral
EVACUANT n pl. -S a cathartic medicine
EVACUATE v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES to remove from a dangerous area
EVACUEE n pl. -S one that is evacuated
EVADE v EVADED, EVADING, EVADES to escape or avoid by cleverness or deceit EVADABLE, EVADIBLE adj
EVADER n pl. -S one that evades
EVALUATE v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES to determine the value of
EVANESCE v -NESCED, -NESCING, -NESCES to fade away
EVANGEL n pl. -S a preacher of the gospel
EVANISH v -ED, -ING, -ES to vanish
EVASION n pl. -S the act of evading
EVASIVE adj tending to evade
EVE n pl. -S evening
EVECTION n pl. -S irregularity in the moon's motion
EVEN adj EVENER, EVENEST flat and smooth
EVEN v -ED, -ING, -S to make even
EVENER n pl. -S one that evens
EVENFALL n pl. -S twilight
EVENING n pl. -S the latter part of the day and early part of the night
EVENLY adv in an even manner
EVENNESS n pl. -ES the state of being even
EVENSONG n pl. -S an evening prayer service
EVENT n pl. -S something that occurs
EVENTFUL adj momentous
EVENTIDE n pl. -S evening
EVENTUAL adj occurring at a later time
EVER adv at all times
EVERMORE adv forever
EVERSION n pl -S the act of everting
EVERT v -ED, -ING, -S to turn outward or inside out
EVERTOR n pl. -S a muscle that turns a part outward
EVERY adj each without exception
EVERYDAY adj ordinary
EVERYMAN n pl. -MEN the typical or ordinary man
EVERYONE pron every person
EVERYWAY adv in every way
EVICT v -ED, -ING, -S to expel by legal process
EVICTEE n pl. -S one that is evicted
EVICTION n pl. -S the act of evicting
EVICTOR n pl. -S one that evicts
EVIDENCE v -DENCED, -DENCING, -DENCES to indicate clearly
EVIDENT adj clear to the vision or understanding
EVIL adj EVILER, EVILEST or EVILLER, EVILLEST morally bad
EVIL n pl. -S something that is evil
EVILDOER n pl. -S one that does evil
EVILLER a comparative of evil
EVILLEST a superlative of evil
EVILLY adv in an evil manner
EVILNESS n pl. -ES the quality of being evil
EVINCE v EVINCED, EVINCING, EVINCES to show clearly EVINCIVE adj
EVITE v EVITED, EVITING, EVITES to avoid EVITABLE adj
EVOCABLE adj capable of being evoked
EVOCATOR n pl. -S one that evokes
EVOKE v EVOKED, EVOKING, EVOKES to call forth
EVOKER n pl. -S an evocator
EVOLUTE n pl. -S a type of geometric curve
EVOLVE v EVOLVED, EVOLVING, EVOLVES to develop
EVOLVER n pl. -S one that evolves
EVONYMUS n pl. -ES euonymus
EVULSION n pl. -S the act of pulling out
EVZONE n pl. -S a Greek soldier
EWE n pl. -S a female sheep
EWER n pl. -S a large pitcher
EX n pl. -ES the letter X
EXACT adj -ACTER, -ACTEST precise
EXACT v -ED, -ING, -S to force the payment or yielding of
EXACTA n pl. -S a type of horse racing bet
EXACTER n pl. -S one that exacts
EXACTION n pl. -S the act of exacting
EXACTLY adv in an exact manner
EXACTOR n pl. -S exacter
EXALT v -ED, -ING, -S to raise
EXALTER n pl. -S one that exalts
EXAM n pl. -S an examination
EXAMEN n pl. -S a critical study
EXAMINE v -INED, -INING, -INES to inspect
EXAMINEE n pl. -S one that is taking an examination
EXAMINER n pl. -S one that examines
EXAMINING present participle of examine
EXAMPLE v -PLED, -PLING, -PLES to show by representation
EXANTHEM n pl. -S a skin eruption
EXARCH n pl. -S the ruler of a province in the Byzantine Empire EXARCHAL adj
EXARCHY n pl. -CHIES the domain of an exarch
EXCAVATE v -VATED, -VATING, -VATES to dig out
EXCEED v -ED, -ING, -S to go beyond
EXCEEDER n pl. -S one that exceeds
EXCEL v -CELLED, -CELLING, -CELS to surpass others
EXCEPT v -ED, -ING, -S to leave out
EXCERPT v -ED, -ING, -S to pick out a passage from for quoting
EXCESS v -ED, -ING, -ES to eliminate the position of
EXCHANGE v -CHANGED, -CHANGING, -CHANGES to give and receive reciprocally
EXCIDE v -CIDED, -CIDING, -CIDES to excise
EXCIMER n pl. -S a dimer that exists in an excited state
EXCIPLE n pl. -S a rim around the hymenium of various lichens
EXCISE v -CISED, -CISING, -CISES to remove by cutting out
EXCISION n pl. -S the act of excising
EXCITANT n pl. -S a stimulant
EXCITE v -CITED, -CITING, -CITES to arouse the emotions of
EXCITER n pl. -S one that excites
EXCITON n pl. -S a phenomenon occurring in an excited crystal
EXCITOR n pl. -S exciter
EXCLAIM v -ED, -ING, -S to cry out suddenly
EXCLAVE n pl. -S a portion of a country which is isolated in foreign territory
EXCLUDE v -CLUDED, -CLUDING, -CLUDES to shut out
EXCLUDER n pl. -S one that excludes
EXCRETA n/pl excreted matter EXCRETAL adj
EXCRETE v -CRETED, -CRETING, -CRETES to separate and eliminate from an organic body
EXCRETER n pl. -S one that excretes
EXCURSUS n pl. -ES a long appended exposition of a topic
EXCUSE v -CUSED, -CUSING, -CUSES to apologize for
EXCUSER n pl. -S one that excuses
EXEC n pl. -S an executive officer
EXECRATE v -CRATED, -CRATING, -CRATES to curse
EXECUTE v -CUTED, -CUTING, -CUTES to carry out
EXECUTER n pl. -S executor
EXECUTOR n pl. -S one that executes
EXEDRA n pl. -DRAE a curved outdoor bench
EXEGESIS n pl. -GESES critical explanation or analysis EXEGETIC adj
EXEGETE n pl. -S one skilled in exegesis
EXEMPLAR n pl. -S one that is worthy of being copied
EXEMPLUM n pl. -PLA an example
EXEMPT v -ED, -ING, -S to free from an obligation required of others
EXEQUY n pl. -QUIES a funeral procession EXEQUIAL adj
EXERCISE v -CISED, -CISING, -CISES to make use of
EXERGUE n pl. -S a space on a coin EXERGUAL adj
EXERT v -ED, -ING, -S to put into action
EXERTION n pl. -S the act of exerting
EXERTIVE adj tending to exert
EXEUNT v they leave the stage =m used as a stage direction
EXHALANT n pl. -S something that exhales
EXHALE v -HALED, -HALING, -HALES to expel air or vapor
EXHALENT n pl. -S exhalant
EXHAUST v -ED, -ING, -S to use up
EXHIBIT v -ED, -ING, -S to present for public viewing
EXHORT v -ED, -ING, -S to advise urgently
EXHORTER n pl. -S one that exhorts
EXHUME v -HUMED, -HUMING, -HUMES to dig out of the earth
EXHUMER n pl. -S one that exhumes
EXIGENCE n pl. -S exigency
EXIGENCY n pl. -CIES urgency
EXIGENT adj urgent
EXIGIBLE adj liable to be demanded
EXIGUITY n pl. -ITIES the state of being exiguous
EXIGUOUS adj meager
EXILE v -ILED, -ILING, -ILES to banish from one's own country
EXILIAN adj exilic
EXILIC adj pertaining to exile (banishment from one's own country)
EXILING present participle of exile
EXIMIOUS adj excellent
EXINE n pl. -S the outer layer of certain spores
EXIST v -ED, -ING, -S to be
EXISTENT n pl. -S something that exists
EXIT v -ED, -ING, -S to go out
EXITLESS adj lacking a way out
EXOCARP n pl. -S the epicarp
EXOCRINE n pl. -S an external secretion
EXODERM n pl. -S the ectoderm
EXODOS n pl. -DOI a concluding dramatic scene
EXODUS n pl. -ES a movement away
EXOERGIC adj releasing energy
EXOGAMY n pl. -MIES marriage outside of a particular group EXOGAMIC adj
EXOGEN n pl. -S a type of plant
EXON n pl. -S a sequence in the genetic code EXONIC adj
EXONUMIA n/pl numismatic items other than coins or paper money
EXORABLE adj persuadable
EXORCISE v -CISED, -CISING, -CISES to free of an evil spirit
EXORCISM n pl. -S the act of exorcising
EXORCIST n pl. -S one who practices exorcism
EXORCIZE v -CIZED, -CIZING, -CIZES to exorcise
EXORDIUM n pl. -DIUMS or -DIA a beginning EXORDIAL adj
EXOSMOSE n pl. -S a form of osmosis EXOSMIC adj
EXOSPORE n pl. -S the outer coat of a spore
EXOTERIC adj suitable for the public
EXOTIC n pl. -S something from another part of the world
EXOTICA n/pl things excitingly different or unusual
EXOTISM n pl. -S an exotic
EXOTOXIN n pl. -S an excreted toxin EXOTOXIC adj
EXPAND v -ED, -ING, -S to increase in size or volume
EXPANDER n pl. -S one that expands
EXPANDOR n pl. -S a type of transducer
EXPANSE n pl. -S a wide, continuous area
EXPAT n pl. -S an expatriate person
EXPECT v -ED, -ING, -S to anticipate
EXPEDITE v -DITED, -DITING, -DITES to speed up the progress of
EXPEL v -PELLED, -PELLING, -PELS to force out
EXPELLEE n pl. -S a deportee
EXPELLER n pl. -S one that expels
EXPELLING present participle of expel
EXPEND v -ED, -ING, -S to use up
EXPENDER n pl. -S one that expends
EXPENSE v -PENSED, -PENSING, -PENSES to charge with costs
EXPERT v -ED, -ING, -S to serve as an authority
EXPERTLY adv skillfully
EXPIABLE adj capable of being expiated
EXPIATE v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES to atone for
EXPIATOR n pl. -S one that expiates
EXPIRE v -PIRED, -PIRING, -PIRES to come to an end
EXPIRER n pl. -S one that expires
EXPIRY n pl. -RIES a termination
EXPLAIN v -ED, -ING, -S to make plain or understandable
EXPLANT v -ED, -ING, -S to remove from the natural site of growth and place in a medium
EXPLICIT n pl. -S a statement formerly used at the close of a book
EXPLODE v -PLODED, -PLODING, -PLODES to blow up
EXPLODER n pl. -S one that explodes
EXPLOIT v -ED, -ING, -S to take advantage of
EXPLORE v -PLORED, -PLORING, -PLORES to travel through for the purpose of discovery
EXPLORER n pl. -S one that explores
EXPO n pl. -POS a public exhibition
EXPONENT n pl. -S one who expounds
EXPORT v -ED, -ING, -S to send to other countries for commercial purposes
EXPORTER n pl. -S one that exports
EXPOSAL n pl. -S an exposure
EXPOSE v -POSED, -POSING, -POSES to lay open to view
EXPOSER n pl. -S one that exposes
EXPOSIT v -ED, -ING, -S to expound
EXPOSURE n pl. -S the act of exposing
EXPOUND v -ED, -ING, -S to explain in detail
EXPRESS v -ED, -ING, -ES to set forth in words
EXPRESSO n pl. -SOS espresso
EXPULSE v -PULSED, -PULSING, -PULSES to expel
EXPUNGE v -PUNGED, -PUNGING, -PUNGES to delete
EXPUNGER n pl. -S one that expunges
EXSCIND v -ED, -ING, -S to cut out
EXSECANT n pl. -S a trigonometric function of an angle
EXSECT v -ED, -ING, -S to cut out
EXSERT v -ED, -ING, -S to thrust out
EXTANT adj still in existence
EXTEND v -ED, -ING, -S to stretch out to full length
EXTENDER n pl. -S a substance added to another substance
EXTENSOR n pl. -S a muscle that extends a limb
EXTENT n pl. -S the range over which something extends
EXTERIOR n pl. -S a part or surface that is outside
EXTERN n pl. -S a nonresident of an institution
EXTERNAL n pl. -S an exterior
EXTERNE n pl. -S extern
EXTINCT v -ED, -ING, -S to extinguish
EXTOL v -TOLLED, -TOLLING, -TOLS to praise highly
EXTOLL v -ED, -ING, -S to extol
EXTOLLER n pl. -S one that extols
EXTOLLING present participle of extol
EXTORT v -ED, -ING, -S to obtain from a person by violence or intimidation
EXTORTER n pl. -S one that extorts
EXTRA n pl. -S something additional
EXTRACT v -ED, -ING, -S to pull or draw out
EXTRADOS n pl. -ES the outer curve of an arch
EXTREMA pl. of extremum
EXTREME adj -TREMER, -TREMEST existing in a very high degree
EXTREME n pl. -S the highest degree
EXTREMUM n pl. -MA a maximum or a minimum of a mathematical function
EXTRORSE adj facing outward
EXTRUDE v -TRUDED, -TRUDING, -TRUDES to force, thrust, or push out
EXTRUDER n pl. -S one that extrudes
EXTUBATE v -BATED, -BATING, -BATES to remove a tube from
EXUDATE n pl. -S an exuded substance
EXUDE v -UDED, -UDING, -UDES to ooze forth
EXULT v -ED, -ING, -S to rejoice greatly
EXULTANT adj exulting
EXURB n pl. -S a residential area lying beyond the suburbs of a city EXURBAN adj
EXURBIA n pl. -S an exurb
EXUVIATE v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES to molt
EXUVIUM n pl. -VIAE or -VIA the molted covering of an animal EXUVIAL adj
EYAS n pl. -ES a young hawk
EYE n pl. EYES, EYEN or EYNE the organ of sight
EYE v EYED, EYING or EYEING, EYES to watch closely EYEABLE adj
EYEBALL v -ED, -ING, -S to eye
EYEBAR n pl. -S a metal bar with a loop at one or both ends
EYEBEAM n pl. -S a glance
EYEBOLT n pl. -S a type of bolt or screw
EYEBROW n pl. -S the ridge over the eye
EYECUP n pl. -S a cup used for applying lotions to the eyes
EYED past tense of eye
EYEDNESS n pl. -ES preference for the use of one eye over the other
EYEDROPS n/pl a medicated solution for the eyes applied in drops
EYEFUL n pl. -S a complete view
EYEGLASS n pl. -ES a lens used to aid vision
EYEHOLE n pl. -S a small opening
EYEHOOK n pl. -S a type of hook
EYELASH n pl. -ES a hair growing on the edge of an eyelid
EYELESS adj lacking eyes
EYELET v -LETTED, -LETTING, -LETS to make a small hole in
EYELID n pl. -S the lid of skin that can be closed over an eyeball
EYELIKE adj resembling an eye
EYELINER n pl. -S makeup for the eyes
EYEN a pl. of eye
EYEPIECE n pl. -S the lens or lens group nearest the eye in an optical instrument
EYEPOINT n pl. -S the point at which an eye is placed in using an optical instrument
EYER n pl. -S one that eyes
EYESHADE n pl. -S a visor for shading the eyes
EYESHOT n pl. -S the range of vision
EYESIGHT n pl. -S the ability to see
EYESOME adj pleasant to look at
EYESORE n pl. -S something offensive to the sight
EYESPOT n pl. -S a simple visual organ of lower animals
EYESTALK n pl. -S a stalklike structure with an eye at its tip
EYESTONE n pl. -S a disk used to remove foreign matter from the eye
EYETOOTH n pl. -TEETH a cuspid
EYEWASH n pl. -ES an eye lotion
EYEWATER n pl. -S an eyewash
EYEWEAR n pl. EYEWEAR devices worn on or over the eyes
EYEWINK n pl. -S a wink of the eye
EYING a present participle of eye
EYNE a pl. of eye
EYRA n pl. -S a wild cat of tropical America
EYRE n pl. -S a journey
EYRIE n pl. -S aerie
EYRIR n pl. AURAR a monetary unit of Iceland
EYRY n pl. -RIES aerie
FA n pl. -S the fourth tone of the diatonic musical scale
FABLE v -BLED -BLING, -BLES to compose or tell fictitious tales
FABLER n pl. -S one that fables
FABLIAU n pl. -AUX a short metrical tale popular in medieval France
FABLING present participle of fable
FABRIC n pl. -S a woven, felted, or knitted material
FABULAR adj legendary
FABULIST n pl. -S a liar
FABULOUS adj almost unbelievable
FACADE n pl. -S the front of a building
FACE v FACED FACING, FACES to oppose or meet defiantly FACEABLE adj
FACEDOWN adv with the front part down
FACELESS adj lacking personal distinction or identity
FACER n pl. -S one that faces
FACET v -ETED -ETING, -ETS or -ETTED, -ETTING, -ETS to cut small plane surfaces on
FACETE adj witty FACETELY adv
FACETIAE n/pl witty sayings or writings
FACETTED a past tense of facet
FACETTING a present participle of facet
FACEUP adv with the front part up
FACIA n pl. -S fascia
FACIAL n pl. -S a treatment for the face
FACIALLY adv with respect to the face
FACIEND n pl. -S a number to be multiplied by another
FACIES n pl. FACIES general appearance
FACILE adj easily achieved or performed FACILELY adv
FACILITY n pl. -TIES the quality of being facile
FACING n pl. -S a lining at the edge of a garment
FACT n pl. -S something known with certainty FACTFUL adj
FACTION n pl. -S a clique within a larger group
FACTIOUS adj promoting dissension
FACTOID n pl. -S a brief news item
FACTOR v -ED -ING, -S to express as a product of two or more quantities
FACTORY n pl. -RIES a building or group of buildings in which goods are manufactured
FACTOTUM n pl. -S a person employed to do many kinds of work
FACTUAL adj pertaining to facts
FACTURE n pl. -S the act of making something
FACULA n pl. -LAE an unusually bright spot on the sun's surface FACULAR adj
FACULTY n pl. -TIES an inherent power or ability
FAD n pl. -S a practice or interest that enjoys brief popularity
FADABLE adj capable of fading
FADDIER comparative of faddy
FADDIEST superlative of faddy
FADDISH adj inclined to take up fads
FADDISM n pl. -S inclination to take up fads
FADDIST n pl. -S a faddish person
FADDY adj -DIER, -DIEST faddish
FADE v FADED FADING, FADES to lose color or brightness FADEDLY adv
FADEAWAY n pl. -AWAYS a type of pitch in baseball
FADELESS adj not fading
FADER n pl. -S one that fades
FADGE v FADGED FADGING, FADGES to succeed
FADING n pl. -S an Irish dance
FADO n pl. -DOS a Portuguese folk song
FAECES n/pl feces FAECAL adj
FAENA n pl. -S a series of passes made by a matador in a bullfight
FAERIE n pl. -S a fairy
FAERY n pl. -ERIES faerie
FAG v FAGGED FAGGING, FAGS to make weary by hard work
FAGGOT v -ED -ING, -S to fagot
FAGIN n pl. -S a person who instructs others in crime
FAGOT v -ED -ING, -S to bind together into a bundle
FAGOTER n pl. -S one that fagots
FAGOTING n pl. -S a type of embroidery
FAHLBAND n pl. -S a band or stratum of rock impregnated with metallic sulfides
FAIENCE n pl. -S a variety of glazed pottery
FAIL v -ED -ING, -S to be unsuccessful in an attempt
FAILING n pl. -S a minor fault or weakness
FAILLE n pl. -S a woven fabric
FAILURE n pl. -S the act of failing
FAIN adj FAINER, FAINEST glad
FAINEANT n pl. -S a lazy person
FAINT adj FAINTER, FAINTEST lacking strength or vigor
FAINT v -ED -ING, -S to lose consciousness
FAINTER n pl. -S one that faints
FAINTISH adj somewhat faint
FAINTLY adv in a faint manner
FAIR adj FAIRER, FAIREST free from bias, dishonesty, or injustice
FAIR v -ED -ING, -S to make smooth
FAIRIES pl. of fairy
FAIRING n pl. -S a structure on an aircraft serving to reduce drag
FAIRISH adj moderately good
FAIRLEAD n pl. -S a device used to hold a ship's rigging in place
FAIRLY adv in a fair manner
FAIRNESS n pl. -ES the quality of being fair
FAIRWAY n pl. -WAYS the mowed part of a golf course between tee and green
FAIRY n pl. FAIRIES an imaginary supernatural being
FAIRYISM n pl. -S the quality of being like a fairy
FAITH v -ED -ING, -S to believe or trust
FAITHFUL n pl. -S a loyal follower or member
FAITOUR n pl. -S an impostor
FAJITA n pl. -S marinated and grilled beef, chicken, or shrimp served with a flour tortilla
FAKE v FAKED FAKING, FAKES to contrive and present as genuine
FAKEER n pl. -S fakir
FAKER n pl. -S one that fakes
FAKERY n pl. -ERIES the practice of faking
FAKEY adj not genuine; phony
FAKING present participle of fake
FAKIR n pl. -S a Hindu ascetic
FALAFEL n pl. FALAFEL ground spiced vegetables formed into patties
FALBALA n pl. -S a trimming for a woman's garment
FALCATE adj curved and tapering to a point
FALCATED adj falcate
FALCES pl. of falx
FALCHION n pl. -S a broad-bladed sword
FALCON n pl. -S a bird of prey
FALCONER n pl. -S one that hunts with hawks
FALCONET n pl. -S a small falcon
FALCONRY n pl. -RIES the sport of hunting with falcons
FALDERAL n pl. -S nonsense
FALDEROL n pl. -S falderal
FALL v FELL, FALLEN, FALLING, FALLS to descend under the force of gravity
FALLACY n pl. -CIES a false idea
FALLAL n pl. -S a showy article of dress
FALLAWAY n pl. -AWAYS a shot in basketball
FALLBACK n pl. -S an act of retreating
FALLEN past participle of fall
FALLER n pl. -S one that falls
FALLFISH n pl. -ES a freshwater fish
FALLIBLE adj capable of erring FALLIBLY adv
FALLOFF n pl. -S a decline in quantity or quality
FALLOUT n pl. -S radioactive debris resulting from a nuclear explosion
FALLOW v -ED -ING, -S to plow and leave unseeded
FALSE adj FALSER, FALSEST contrary to truth or fact FALSELY adv
FALSETTO n pl. -TOS an artificially high voice
FALSIE n pl. -S a pad worn within a brassiere
FALSIFY v -FIED -FYING, -FIES to represent falsely
FALSITY n pl. -TIES something false
FALTBOAT n pl. -S a collapsible boat resembling a kayak
FALTER v -ED -ING, -S to hesitate
FALTERER n pl. -S one that falters
FALX n pl. FALCES a sickle-shaped structure
FAME v FAMED FAMING, FAMES to make famous
FAMELESS adj not famous
FAMILIAL adj pertaining to a family
FAMILIAR n pl. -S a close friend or associate
FAMILISM n pl. -S a social structure in which the family takes precedence over the individual
FAMILY n pl. -LIES a group of persons related by blood or marriage
FAMINE n pl. -S a widespread scarcity of food
FAMING present participle of fame
FAMISH v -ED -ING, -ES to suffer extreme hunger
FAMOUS adj well-known FAMOUSLY adv
FAMULUS n pl. -LI a servant or attendant
FAN v FANNED FANNING, FANS to cool or refresh with a fan (a device for putting air into motion)
FANATIC n pl. -S a zealot
FANCIED past tense of fancy
FANCIER n pl. -S one that has a special liking for something
FANCIES present 3d person sing. of fancy
FANCIFUL adj unrealistic
FANCIFY v -FIED -FYING, -FIES to make fancy
FANCY adj -CIER, -CIEST ornamental FANCILY adv
FANCY v -CIED -CYING, -CIES to take a liking to
FANDANGO n pl. -GOS a lively Spanish dance
FANDOM n pl. -S an aggregate of enthusiastic devotees
FANE n pl. -S a temple
FANEGA n pl. -S a Spanish unit of dry measure
FANEGADA n pl. -S a Spanish unit of area
FANFARE n pl. -S a short, lively musical flourish
FANFARON n pl. -S a braggart
FANFOLD v -ED -ING, -S to fold paper like a fan
FANG n pl. -S a long, pointed tooth FANGED, FANGLESS, FANGLIKE adj
FANGA n pl. -S fanega
FANION n pl. -S a small flag
FANJET n pl. -S a type of jet engine
FANLIGHT n pl. -S a type of window
FANLIKE adj resembling a fan
FANNED past tense of fan
FANNER n pl. -S one that fans
FANNING present participle of fan
FANNY n pl. -NIES the buttocks
FANO n pl. FANOS a fanon
FANON n pl. -S a cape worn by the pope
FANTAIL n pl. -S a fan-shaped tail or end
FANTASIA n pl. -S a free-form musical composition
FANTASIE n pl. -S a fantasia
FANTASIED past tense of fantasy
FANTASIES present 3d person sing. of fantasy
FANTASM n pl. -S phantasm
FANTAST n pl. -S an impractical person
FANTASY v -SIED -SYING, -SIES to imagine
FANTOD n pl. -S an emotional outburst
FANTOM n pl. -S phantom
FANUM n pl. -S fanon
FANWISE adj spread out like an open fan
FANWORT n pl. -S an aquatic plant
FANZINE n pl. -S a magazine written by and for enthusiastic devotees
FAQIR n pl. -S fakir
FAQUIR n pl. -S fakir
FAR adv FARTHER, FARTHEST or FURTHER, FURTHEST at or to a great distance
FARAD n pl. -S a unit of electrical capacitance
FARADAIC adj faradic
FARADAY n pl. -DAYS a unit of electricity
FARADIC adj pertaining to a type of electric current
FARADISE v -DISED -DISING, -DISES to faradize
FARADISM n pl. -S the use of faradic current for therapeutic purposes
FARADIZE v -DIZED -DIZING, -DIZES to treat by faradism
FARAWAY adj distant
FARCE v FARCED FARCING, FARCES to fill out with witty material
FARCER n pl. -S farceur
FARCEUR n pl. -S a joker
FARCI adj stuffed with finely chopped meat
FARCICAL adj absurd
FARCIE adj farci
FARCING present participle of farce
FARCY n pl. -CIES a disease of horses
FARD v -ED -ING, -S to apply cosmetics to
FARDEL n pl. -S a bundle
FARE v FARED FARING, FARES to get along
FARER n pl. -S a traveler
FAREWELL v -ED -ING, -S to say goodby
FARFAL n pl. -S farfel
FARFEL n pl. -S noodles in the form of small pellets or granules
FARINA n pl. -S a fine meal made from cereal grain
FARING present participle of fare
FARINHA n pl. -S a meal made from the root of the cassava
FARINOSE adj resembling farina
FARL n pl. -S a thin oatmeal cake
FARLE n pl. -S farl
FARM v -ED -ING, -S to manage and cultivate as a farm (a tract of land devoted to agriculture) FARMABLE adj
FARMER n pl. -S one that farms
FARMHAND n pl. -S a farm laborer
FARMING n pl. -S the business of operating a farm
FARMLAND n pl. -S cultivated land
FARMWIFE n pl. -WIVES a farmer's wife
FARMWORK n pl. -S labor done on a farm
FARMYARD n pl. -S an area surrounded by farm buildings
FARNESOL n pl. -S an alcohol used in perfumes
FARNESS n pl. -ES the state of being far off or apart
FARO n pl. FAROS a card game
FAROUCHE adj sullenly shy
FARRAGO n pl. -GOES a confused mixture
FARRIER n pl. -S one that shoes horses
FARRIERY n pl. -ERIES the trade of a farrier
FARROW v -ED -ING, -S to give birth to a litter of pigs
FARSIDE n pl. -S the farther side
FARTHER a comparative of far
FARTHEST a superlative of far
FARTHING n pl. -S a former British coin
FASCES n pl. FASCES an ancient Roman symbol of power
FASCIA n pl. -CIAE or -CIAS a broad and distinct band of color FASCIAL, FASCIATE adj
FASCICLE n pl. -S a small bundle
FASCINE n pl. -S a bundle of sticks used in building fortifications
FASCISM n pl. -S an oppressive political system
FASCIST n pl. -S an advocate of fascism
FASH v -ED -ING, -ES to annoy
FASHION v -ED -ING, -S to give a particular shape or form to
FASHIOUS adj annoying
FAST adj FASTER, FASTEST moving or able to move quickly
FAST v -ED -ING, -S to abstain from eating
FASTBACK n pl. -S a type of automobile roof
FASTBALL n pl. -S a type of pitch in baseball
FASTEN v -ED -ING, -S to secure
FASTENER n pl. -S one that fastens
FASTING n pl. -S abstention from eating
FASTNESS n pl. -ES the quality of being fast
FASTUOUS adj arrogant
FAT adj FATTER, FATTEST having an abundance of flesh
FAT v FATTED FATTING, FATS to make fat
FATAL adj causing or capable of causing death
FATALISM n pl. -S the doctrine that all events are predetermined
FATALIST n pl. -S a believer in fatalism
FATALITY n pl. -TIES a death resulting from an unexpected occurrence
FATALLY adv in a fatal manner
FATBACK n pl. -S a marine fish
FATBIRD n pl. -S a wading bird
FATE v FATED FATING, FATES to destine
FATEFUL adj decisively important
FATHEAD n pl. -S a dolt
FATHER v -ED -ING, -S to cause to exist
FATHERLY adj paternal
FATHOM v -ED -ING, -S to understand
FATIDIC adj pertaining to prophecy
FATIGUE v -TIGUED -TIGUING, -TIGUES to weary
FATING present participle of fate
FATLESS adj having no fat
FATLIKE adj resembling fat
FATLING n pl. -S a young animal fattened for slaughter
FATLY adv in the manner of one that is fat
FATNESS n pl. -ES the state of being fat
FATSTOCK n pl. -S livestock that is fat and ready for market
FATTED past tense of fat
FATTEN v -ED -ING, -S to make fat
FATTENER n pl. -S one that fattens
FATTER comparative of fat
FATTEST superlative of fat
FATTIER comparative of fatty
FATTIES pl. of fatty
FATTIEST superlative of fatty
FATTILY adv in a fatty manner
FATTING present participle of fat
FATTISH adj somewhat fat
FATTY adj -TIER, -TIEST greasy; oily
FATTY n pl. -TIES one that is fat
FATUITY n pl. -ITIES something foolish or stupid
FATUOUS adj smugly stupid
FATWA n pl. -S an Islamic legal decree
FATWOOD n pl. -S wood used for kindling
FAUBOURG n pl. -S a suburb
FAUCAL n pl. -S a sound produced in the fauces
FAUCES n/pl the passage from the mouth to the pharynx
FAUCET n pl. -S a device for controlling the flow of liquid from a pipe
FAUCIAL adj pertaining to the fauces
FAUGH interj -- used to express disgust
FAULD n pl. -S a piece of armor below the breastplate
FAULT v -ED -ING, -S to criticize
FAULTY adj FAULTIER, FAULTIEST imperfect FAULTILY adv
FAUN n pl. -S a woodland deity of Roman mythology FAUNLIKE adj
FAUNA n pl. -NAS or -NAE the animal life of a particular region FAUNAL adj FAUNALLY adv
FAUTEUIL n pl. -S an armchair
FAUVE n pl. -S a fauvist
FAUVISM n pl. -S a movement in painting
FAUVIST n pl. -S an advocate of fauvism
FAUX adj not genuine; fake
FAVA n pl. -S the edible seed of a climbing vine
FAVE n pl. -S a favorite
FAVELA n pl. -S a slum area
FAVELLA n pl. -S favela
FAVISM n pl. -S an acute anemia
FAVONIAN adj pertaining to the west wind
FAVOR v -ED -ING, -S to regard with approval
FAVORER n pl. -S one that favors
FAVORITE n pl. -S a person or thing preferred above all others
FAVOUR v -ED -ING, -S to favor
FAVOURER n pl. -S favorer
FAVUS n pl. -ES a skin disease
FAWN v -ED -ING, -S to seek notice or favor by servile demeanor
FAWNER n pl. -S one that fawns
FAWNLIKE adj resembling a young deer
FAWNY adj FAWNIER, FAWNIEST of a yellowish-brown color
FAX v -ED -ING, -ES to transmit and reproduce by electronic means
FAY v -ED -ING, -S to join closely
FAYALITE n pl. -S a mineral
FAZE v FAZED FAZING, FAZES to disturb the composure of
FAZENDA n pl. -S a Brazilian plantation
FEAL adj loyal
FEALTY n pl. -TIES loyalty
FEAR v -ED -ING, -S to be afraid of
FEARER n pl. -S one that fears
FEARFUL adj -FULLER, -FULLEST afraid
FEARLESS adj unafraid
FEARSOME adj frightening
FEASANCE n pl. -S the performance of a condition, obligation, or duty
FEASE v FEASED FEASING, FEASES to faze
FEASIBLE adj capable of being done FEASIBLY adv
FEAST v -ED -ING, -S to eat sumptuously
FEASTER n pl. -S one that feasts
FEASTFUL adj festive
FEAT adj FEATER, FEATEST skillful
FEAT n pl. -S a notable act or achievement
FEATHER v -ED -ING, -S to cover with feathers (horny structures that form the principal covering of birds)
FEATHERY adj -ERIER, -ERIEST resembling feathers
FEATLY adj -LIER, -LIEST graceful
FEATURE v -TURED -TURING, -TURES to give special prominence to
FEAZE v FEAZED FEAZING, FEAZES to faze
FEBRIFIC adj feverish
FEBRILE adj feverish
FECAL adj pertaining to feces
FECES n/pl bodily waste discharged through the anus
FECIAL n pl. -S fetial
FECK n pl. -S value
FECKLESS adj worthless
FECKLY adv almost
FECULA n pl. -LAE fecal matter
FECULENT adj foul with impurities
FECUND adj fruitful
FED n pl. -S a federal agent
FEDAYEE n pl. -YEEN an Arab commando
FEDERACY n pl. -CIES an alliance
FEDERAL n pl. -S a supporter of a type of central government
FEDERATE v -ATED -ATING, -ATES to unite in an alliance
FEDORA n pl. -S a type of hat
FEE v FEED FEEING, FEES to pay a fee (a fixed charge) to
FEEBLE adj -BLER, -BLEST weak FEEBLY adv
FEEBLISH adj somewhat feeble
FEED v FED FEEDING, FEEDS to give food to FEEDABLE adj
FEEDBACK n pl. -S the return of a portion of the output to the input
FEEDBAG n pl. -S a bag for feeding horses
FEEDBOX n pl. -ES a box for animal feed
FEEDER n pl. -S one that feeds
FEEDHOLE n pl. -S one of a series of holes in paper tape
FEEDLOT n pl. -S a plot of land on which livestock is fattened
FEEL v FELT FEELING, FEELS to perceive through the sense of touch
FEELER n pl. -S a tactile organ
FEELESS adj requiring no fee
FEELING n pl. -S the function or power of perceiving by touch
FEET pl. of foot FEETLESS adj
FEEZE v FEEZED FEEZING, FEEZES to faze
FEH n pl. -S peh
FEIGN v -ED -ING, -S to pretend
FEIGNER n pl. -S one that feigns
FEIJOA n pl. -S a green edible fruit
FEINT v -ED -ING, -S to make a deceptive movement
FEIRIE adj nimble
FEIST n pl. -S a small dog of mixed breed
FEISTY adj FEISTIER, FEISTIEST full of nervous energy
FELAFEL n pl. FELAFEL falafel
FELDSHER n pl. -S a medical worker in Russia
FELDSPAR n pl. -S a mineral
FELICITY n pl. -TIES happiness
FELID n pl. -S a feline
FELINE n pl. -S an animal of the cat family
FELINELY adv in a catlike manner
FELINITY n pl. -TIES the quality of being catlike
FELL adj FELLER, FELLEST cruel
FELL v -ED -ING, -S to cause to fall
FELLA n pl. -S a man or boy
FELLABLE adj capable of being felled
FELLAH n pl. -LAHS, -LAHIN, or -LAHEEN a peasant or laborer in Arab countries
FELLATE v -LATED -LATING, -LATES to perform fellatio
FELLATIO n pl. -TIOS oral stimulation of the penis
FELLATOR n pl. -S one that fellates
FELLER n pl. -S one that fells
FELLIES pl. of felly
FELLNESS n pl. -ES extreme cruelty
FELLOE n pl. -S the rim of a wheel
FELLOW v -ED -ING, -S to produce an equal to
FELLOWLY adj friendly
FELLY n pl. -LIES a felloe
FELON n pl. -S a person who has committed a felony
FELONRY n pl. -RIES the whole class of felons
FELONY n pl. -NIES a grave crime
FELSITE n pl. -S an igneous rock FELSITIC adj
FELSPAR n pl. -S feldspar
FELSTONE n pl. -S felsite
FELT v -ED -ING, -S to mat together
FELTING n pl. -S felted material
FELTLIKE adj like a cloth made from wool
FELUCCA n pl. -S a swift sailing vessel
FELWORT n pl. -S a flowering plant
FEM n pl. -S a passive homosexual
FEMALE n pl. -S an individual that bears young or produces ova
FEME n pl. -S a wife
FEMINACY n pl. -CIES the state of being a female
FEMINIE n/pl women collectively
FEMININE n pl. -S a word or form having feminine gender
FEMINISE v -NISED -NISING, -NISES to feminize
FEMINISM n pl. -S a doctrine advocating rights for women equal to those of men
FEMINIST n pl. -S a supporter of feminism
FEMINITY n pl. -TIES the quality of being womanly
FEMINIZE v -NIZED -NIZING, -NIZES to make womanly
FEMME n pl. -S a woman
FEMORAL adj pertaining to the femur
FEMUR n pl. -MURS or -MORA a bone of the leg
FEN n pl. -S a marsh
FENAGLE v -GLED -GLING, -GLES to finagle
FENCE v FENCED FENCING, FENCES to practice the art of fencing
FENCER n pl. -S one that fences
FENCEROW n pl. -S the land occupied by a fence
FENCIBLE n pl. -S a soldier enlisted for home service only
FENCING n pl. -S the art of using a sword in attack and defense
FEND v -ED -ING, -S to ward off
FENDER n pl. -S a metal guard over the wheel of a motor vehicle FENDERED adj
FENESTRA n pl. -TRAE a small anatomical opening
FENLAND n pl. -S marshy ground
FENNEC n pl. -S an African fox
FENNEL n pl. -S a perennial herb
FENNY adj marshy
FENTHION n pl. -S an insecticide
FENURON n pl. -S an herbicide
FEOD n pl. -S a fief
FEODARY n pl. -RIES a vassal
FEOFF v -ED -ING, -S to grant a fief to
FEOFFEE n pl. -S one to whom a fief is granted
FEOFFER n pl. -S one that grants a fief to another
FEOFFOR n pl. -S feoffer
FER prep for
FERACITY n pl. -TIES the state of being fruitful
FERAL adj wild
FERBAM n pl. -S a fungicide
FERE n pl. -S a companion
FERETORY n pl. -RIES a receptacle in which sacred relics are kept
FERIA n pl. -RIAS or -RIAE a weekday of a church calendar on which no feast is celebrated FERIAL adj
FERINE adj feral
FERITY n pl. -TIES wildness
FERLIE n pl. -S a strange sight
FERLY n pl. -LIES ferlie
FERMATA n pl. -TAS or -TE the sustaining of a musical note, chord, or rest beyond its written time value
FERMENT v -ED -ING, -S to undergo a type of chemical reaction
FERMI n pl. -S a unit of length
FERMION n pl. -S a type of atomic particle
FERMIUM n pl. -S a radioactive element
FERN n pl. -S a flowerless vascular plant FERNLESS, FERNLIKE adj
FERNERY n pl. -ERIES a place in which ferns are grown
FERNY adj FERNIER, FERNIEST abounding in ferns
FEROCITY n pl. -TIES fierceness
FERRATE n pl. -S a chemical salt
FERREL v -RELED -RELING, -RELS or -RELLED, -RELLING, -RELS ferrule
FERREOUS adj containing iron
FERRET v -ED -ING, -S to search out by careful investigation
FERRETER n pl. -S one that ferrets
FERRETY adj suggestive of a ferret (a polecat)
FERRIAGE n pl. -S transportation by ferry
FERRIC adj pertaining to iron
FERRIED past tense of ferry
FERRIES present 3d person sing. of ferry
FERRITE n pl. -S a magnetic substance FERRITIC adj
FERRITIN n pl. -S a protein that contains iron
FERROUS adj pertaining to iron
FERRULE v -RULED -RULING, -RULES to furnish with a metal ring or cap to prevent splitting
FERRUM n pl. -S iron
FERRY v -RIED -RYING, -RIES to transport by ferry (a type of boat)
FERRYMAN n pl. -MEN one who operates a ferry
FERTILE adj capable of reproducing
FERULA n pl. -LAE or -LAS a flat piece of wood
FERULE v -ULED -ULING, -ULES to ferrule
FERVENCY n pl. -CIES fervor
FERVENT adj marked by fervor
FERVID adj fervent FERVIDLY adv
FERVOR n pl. -S great warmth or intensity
FERVOUR n pl. -S fervor
FESCUE n pl. -S a perennial grass
FESS v -ED -ING, -ES to confess
FESSE n pl. -S a horizontal band across the middle of a heraldic shield
FESSWISE adv horizontally
FESTAL adj festive FESTALLY adv
FESTER v -ED -ING, -S to generate pus
FESTIVAL n pl. -S a day or time of celebration
FESTIVE adj of or befitting a festival
FESTOON v -ED -ING, -S to hang decorative chains or strips on
FET v FETTED FETTING, FETS to fetch
FETA n pl. -S a Greek cheese
FETAL adj pertaining to a fetus
FETATION n pl. -S the development of a fetus
FETCH v -ED -ING, -ES to go after and bring back
FETCHER n pl. -S one that fetches
FETE v FETED FETING, FETES to honor with a celebration
FETERITA n pl. -S a cereal grass
FETIAL n pl. -S a priest of ancient Rome
FETIALIS n pl. -LES fetial
FETICH n pl. -ES fetish
FETICIDE n pl. -S the killing of a fetus
FETID adj having an offensive odor FETIDLY adv
FETING present participle of fete
FETISH n pl. -ES an object believed to have magical power
FETLOCK n pl. -S a joint of a horse's leg
FETOLOGY n pl. -GIES the branch of medicine dealing with the fetus
FETOR n pl. -S an offensive odor
FETTED past tense of fet
FETTER v -ED -ING, -S to shackle
FETTERER n pl. -S one that fetters
FETTING present participle of fet
FETTLE v -TLED -TLING, -TLES to cover the hearth of with fettling
FETTLING n pl. -S loose material thrown on the hearth of a furnace to protect it
FETUS n pl. -ES the unborn organism carried within the womb in the later stages of its development
FEU v -ED -ING, -S to grant land to under Scottish feudal law
FEUAR n pl. -S one granted land under Scottish feudal law
FEUD v -ED -ING, -S to engage in a feud (a bitter, continuous hostility)
FEUDAL adj pertaining to a political and economic system of medieval Europe FEUDALLY adv
FEUDARY n pl. -RIES a vassal
FEUDIST n pl. -S one that feuds
FEVER v -ED -ING, -S to affect with fever (abnormal elevation of the body temperature)
FEVERFEW n pl. -S a perennial herb
FEVERISH adj having a fever
FEVEROUS adj feverish
FEW adj FEWER, FEWEST amounting to or consisting of a small number
FEWNESS n pl. -ES the state of being few
FEWTRILS n/pl things of little value
FEY adj FEYER, FEYEST crazy FEYLY adv
FEYNESS n pl. -ES the state of being fey
FEZ n pl. FEZZES or FEZES a brimless cap worn by men in the Near East FEZZED adj
FIACRE n pl. -S a small carriage
FIANCE n pl. -S a man engaged to be married
FIANCEE n pl. -S a woman engaged to be married
FIAR n pl. -S the holder of a type of absolute ownership of land under Scottish law
FIASCO n pl. -COES or -CHI a wine bottle
FIASCO n pl. -COES or -COS a complete failure
FIAT n pl. -S an authoritative order
FIB v FIBBED FIBBING, FIBS to tell a trivial lie
FIBBER n pl. -S one that fibs
FIBER n pl. -S a thread or threadlike object or structure FIBERED adj
FIBERIZE v -IZED -IZING, -IZES to break into fibers
FIBRANNE n pl. -S a fabric made of spun-rayon yarn
FIBRE n pl. -S fiber
FIBRIL n pl. -S a small fiber
FIBRILLA n pl. -LAE a fibril
FIBRIN n pl. -S an insoluble protein
FIBROID n pl. -S a fibroma
FIBROIN n pl. -S an insoluble protein
FIBROMA n pl. -MAS or -MATA a benign tumor composed of fibrous tissue
FIBROSIS n pl. -BROSES the development of excess fibrous tissue in a bodily organ FIBROTIC adj
FIBROUS adj containing, consisting of, or resembling fibers
FIBULA n pl. -LAE or -LAS a bone of the leg FIBULAR adj
FICE n pl. -S a feist
FICHE n pl. -S a sheet of microfilm
FICHU n pl. -S a woman's scarf
FICIN n pl. -S an enzyme
FICKLE adj -LER, -LEST not constant or loyal FICKLY adv
FICO n pl. -COES something of little worth
FICTILE adj moldable
FICTION n pl. -S a literary work whose content is produced by the imagination
FICTIVE adj imaginary
FICUS n pl. -ES a tropical tree
FID n pl. -S a square bar used as a support for a topmast
FIDDLE v -DLED -DLING, -DLES to play a violin
FIDDLER n pl. -S one that fiddles
FIDDLY adj intricately difficult to handle
FIDEISM n pl. -S reliance on faith rather than reason
FIDEIST n pl. -S a believer in fideism
FIDELITY n pl. -TIES loyalty
FIDGE v FIDGED FIDGING, FIDGES to fidget
FIDGET v -ED -ING, -S to move nervously or restlessly
FIDGETER n pl. -S one that fidgets
FIDGETY adj nervously restless
FIDGING present participle of fidge
FIDO n pl. -DOS a defective coin
FIDUCIAL adj based on faith or trust
FIE interj -- used to express disapproval
FIEF n pl. -S a feudal estate
FIEFDOM n pl. -S a fief
FIELD v -ED -ING, -S to play as a fielder
FIELDER n pl. -S one that catches or picks up a ball in play
FIEND n pl. -S a demon
FIENDISH adj extremely wicked or cruel
FIERCE adj FIERCER, FIERCEST violently hostile or aggressive FIERCELY adv
FIERY adj -ERIER, -ERIEST intensely hot FIERILY adv
FIESTA n pl. -S a festival
FIFE v FIFED FIFING, FIFES to play a fife (a high-pitched flute)
FIFER n pl. -S one that plays a fife
FIFTEEN n pl. -S a number
FIFTH n pl. -S one of five equal parts
FIFTHLY adv in the fifth place
FIFTIETH n pl. -S one of fifty equal parts
FIFTY n pl. -TIES a number
FIFTYISH adj being about fifty years old
FIG v FIGGED FIGGING, FIGS to adorn
FIGEATER n pl. -S a large beetle
FIGHT v FOUGHT FIGHTING, FIGHTS to attempt to defeat an adversary
FIGHTER n pl. -S one that fights
FIGHTING n pl. -S the act of one that fights
FIGMENT n pl. -S a product of mental invention
FIGULINE n pl. -S a piece of pottery
FIGURAL adj consisting of human or animal form
FIGURANT n pl. -S a ballet dancer who dances only in groups
FIGURATE adj having a definite shape
FIGURE v -URED -URING, -URES to compute
FIGURER n pl. -S one that figures
FIGURINE n pl. -S a small statue
FIGURING present participle of figure
FIGWORT n pl. -S a flowering plant
FIL n pl. -S a coin of Iraq and Jordan
FILA pl. of filum
FILAGREE v -GREED -GREEING, -GREES to filigree
FILAMENT n pl. -S a very thin thread or threadlike structure
FILAR adj pertaining to a thread
FILAREE n pl. -S a European weed
FILARIA n pl. -IAE a parasitic worm FILARIAL, FILARIAN adj
FILARIID n pl. -S filaria
FILATURE n pl. -S the reeling of silk from cocoons
FILBERT n pl. -S the edible nut of a European shrub
FILCH v -ED -ING, -ES to steal
FILCHER n pl. -S one that filches
FILE v FILED FILING, FILES to arrange in order for future reference FILEABLE adj
FILEFISH n pl. -ES a marine fish
FILEMOT adj of a brownish yellow color
FILER n pl. -S one that files
FILET v -ED -ING, -S to fillet
FILIAL adj pertaining to a son or daughter FILIALLY adv
FILIATE v -ATED -ATING, -ATES to bring into close association
FILIBEG n pl. -S a pleated skirt worn by Scottish Highlanders
FILICIDE n pl. -S the killing of one's child
FILIFORM adj shaped like a filament
FILIGREE v -GREED -GREEING, -GREES to adorn with intricate ornamental work
FILING n pl. -S a particle removed by a file
FILISTER n pl. -S a groove on a window frame
FILL v -ED -ING, -S to put as much as can be held into
FILLE n pl. -S a girl
FILLER n pl. -S one that fills
FILLET v -ED -ING, -S to cut boneless slices from
FILLIES pl. of filly
FILLING n pl. -S that which is used to fill something
FILLIP v -ED -ING, -S to strike sharply
FILLO n pl. -LOS phyllo
FILLY n pl. -LIES a young female horse
FILM v -ED -ING, -S to make a motion picture FILMABLE adj
FILMCARD n pl. -S a fiche
FILMDOM n pl. -S the motion-picture industry
FILMER n pl. -S one that films
FILMGOER n pl. -S one that goes to see motion pictures
FILMIC adj pertaining to motion pictures
FILMIER comparative of filmy
FILMIEST superlative of filmy
FILMILY adv in a filmy manner
FILMLAND n pl. -S filmdom
FILMSET v -SET -SETTING, -SETS to photoset
FILMY adj FILMIER, FILMIEST resembling or covered with film; hazy
FILO n pl. FILOS phyllo
FILOSE adj resembling a thread
FILTER v -ED -ING, -S to pass through a filter (a device for removing suspended matter)
FILTERER n pl. -S one that filters
FILTH n pl. -S foul or dirty matter
FILTHY adj FILTHIER, FILTHIEST offensively dirty FILTHILY adv
FILTRATE v -TRATED -TRATING, -TRATES to filter
FILUM n pl. -LA a threadlike anatomical structure
FIMBLE n pl. -S the male hemp plant
FIMBRIA n pl. -BRIAE a fringe or fringe-like structure FIMBRIAL adj
FIN v FINNED FINNING, FINS to equip with fins (external paddle-like structures)
FINABLE adj subject to the payment of a fine
FINAGLE v -GLED -GLING, -GLES to obtain by trickery
FINAGLER n pl. -S one that finagles
FINAL n pl. -S the last examination of an academic course
FINALE n pl. -S a close or termination of something
FINALIS n pl. -LES a type of tone in medieval music
FINALISM n pl. -S the doctrine that all events are determined by ultimate purposes
FINALIST n pl. -S a contestant who reaches the last part of a competition
FINALITY n pl. -TIES the state of being conclusive
FINALIZE v -IZED -IZING, -IZES to put into finished form
FINALLY adv at the end
FINANCE v -NANCED -NANCING, -NANCES to supply the money for
FINBACK n pl. -S the rorqual
FINCH n pl. -ES a small bird
FIND v FOUND FINDING, FINDS to come upon after a search FINDABLE adj
FINDER n pl. -S one that finds
FINDING n pl. -S something that is found
FINE adj FINER, FINEST of excellent quality
FINE v FINED FINING, FINES to subject to a fine (a monetary penalty)
FINEABLE adj finable
FINELY adv in a fine manner
FINENESS n pl. -ES the quality of being fine
FINER comparative of fine
FINERY n pl. -ERIES elaborate adornment
FINESPUN adj developed with extreme care
FINESSE v FINESSED FINESSING, FINESSES to bring about by adroit maneuvering
FINEST superlative of fine
FINFISH n pl. -ES a true fish
FINFOOT n pl. -S an aquatic bird
FINGER v -ED -ING, -S to touch with the fingers (the terminating members of the hand)
FINGERER n pl. -S one that fingers
FINIAL n pl. -S a crowning ornament FINIALED adj
FINICAL adj finicky
FINICKIN adj finicky
FINICKY adj -ICKIER, -ICKIEST difficult to please
FINIKIN adj finicky
FINIKING adj finicky
FINING n pl. -S the clarifying of wines
FINIS n pl. -NISES the end
FINISH v -ED -ING, -ES to bring to an end
FINISHER n pl. -S one that finishes
FINITE n pl. -S something that is finite (having definite limits)
FINITELY adv to a finite extent
FINITUDE n pl. -S the state of being finite
FINK v -ED -ING, -S to inform to the police
FINLESS adj having no fins
FINLIKE adj resembling a fin
FINMARK n pl. -S a monetary unit of Finland
FINNED past tense of fin
FINNICKY adj -NICKIER, -NICKIEST finicky
FINNIER comparative of finny
FINNIEST superlative of finny
FINNING present participle of fin
FINNMARK n pl. -S finmark
FINNY adj -NIER, -NIEST having or characterized by fins
FINO n pl. -NOS a very dry sherry
FINOCHIO n pl. -CHIOS a perennial herb
FIORD n pl. -S fjord
FIPPLE n pl. -S a plug of wood at the mouth of certain wind instruments
FIQUE n pl. -S a tropical plant
FIR n pl. -S an evergreen tree
FIRE v FIRED FIRING, FIRES to project by discharging from a gun FIREABLE adj
FIREARM n pl. -S a weapon from which a shot is discharged by gunpowder
FIREBACK n pl. -S a cast-iron plate along the back of a fireplace
FIREBALL n pl. -S a luminous meteor
FIREBASE n pl. -S a military base from which fire is directed against the enemy
FIREBIRD n pl. -S a brightly colored bird
FIREBOAT n pl. -S a boat equipped with fire-fighting apparatus
FIREBOMB v -ED -ING, -S to attack with incendiary bombs
FIREBOX n pl. -ES a chamber in which fuel is burned
FIREBRAT n pl. -S a small, wingless insect
FIREBUG n pl. -S an arsonist
FIRECLAY n pl. -CLAYS a heat-resistant clay
FIRED past tense of fire
FIREDAMP n pl. -S a combustible gas
FIREDOG n pl. -S an andiron
FIREFANG v -ED -ING, -S to decompose by oxidation
FIREFLY n pl. -FLIES a luminous insect
FIREHALL n pl. -S a fire station
FIRELESS adj having no fire
FIRELIT adj lighted by firelight
FIRELOCK n pl. -S a type of gun
FIREMAN n pl. -MEN a man employed to extinguish fires
FIREPAN n pl. -S an open pan for holding live coals
FIREPINK n pl. -S a flowering plant
FIREPLUG n pl. -S a hydrant
FIREPOT n pl. -S a clay pot filled with burning items
FIRER n pl. -S one that fires
FIREROOM n pl. -S a room containing a ship's boilers
FIRESIDE n pl. -S the area immediately surrounding a fireplace
FIRETRAP n pl. -S a building that is likely to catch on fire
FIREWEED n pl. -S a perennial herb
FIREWOOD n pl. -S wood used as fuel
FIREWORK n pl. -S a device for producing a striking display of light or a loud noise
FIREWORM n pl. -S a glowworm
FIRING n pl. -S the process of maturing ceramic products by heat
FIRKIN n pl. -S a British unit of capacity
FIRM adj FIRMER, FIRMEST unyielding to pressure
FIRM v -ED -ING, -S to make firm
FIRMAN n pl. -S an edict issued by a Middle Eastern sovereign
FIRMER n pl. -S a woodworking tool
FIRMLY adv in a firm manner
FIRMNESS n pl. -ES the state of being firm
FIRMWARE n pl. -S computer programs permanently stored on a microchip
FIRN n pl. -S neve
FIRRY adj abounding in firs
FIRST n pl. -S something that precedes all others
FIRSTLY adv before all others
FIRTH n pl. -S an inlet of the sea
FISC n pl. -S a state or royal treasury
FISCAL n pl. -S a public prosecutor
FISCALLY adv with regard to financial matters
FISH v -ED -ING, -ES to catch or try to catch fish (cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates)
FISHABLE adj suitable for fishing
FISHBOLT n pl. -S a type of bolt
FISHBONE n pl. -S a bone of a fish
FISHBOWL n pl. -S a bowl in which live fish are kept
FISHER n pl. -S one that fishes
FISHERY n pl. -ERIES a place for catching fish
FISHEYE n pl. -S a suspicious stare
FISHGIG n pl. -S a pronged implement for spearing fish
FISHHOOK n pl. -S a barbed hook for catching fish
FISHIER comparative of fishy
FISHIEST superlative of fishy
FISHILY adv in a fishy manner
FISHING n pl. -S the occupation or pastime of catching fish
FISHLESS adj having no fish
FISHLIKE adj resembling a fish
FISHLINE n pl. -S a line used in fishing
FISHMEAL n pl. -S ground dried fish
FISHNET n pl. -S a net for catching fish
FISHPOLE n pl. -S a fishing rod
FISHPOND n pl. -S a pond abounding in edible fish
FISHTAIL v -ED -ING, -S to have the rear end of a moving vehicle slide from side to side
FISHWAY n pl. -WAYS a device for enabling fish to pass around a dam
FISHWIFE n pl. -WIVES a woman who sells fish
FISHWORM n pl. -S a worm used as bait
FISHY adj FISHIER, FISHIEST of or resembling fish
FISSATE adj deeply split
FISSILE adj capable of being split
FISSION v -ED -ING, -S to split into parts
FISSIPED n pl. -S a mammal that has separated toes
FISSURE v -SURED -SURING, -SURES to split
FIST v -ED -ING, -S to strike with the fist (the hand closed tightly)
FISTFUL n pl. -S a handful
FISTIC adj pertaining to pugilism
FISTNOTE n pl. -S a part of a text to which attention is drawn by an index mark
FISTULA n pl. -LAE or -LAS a duct formed by the imperfect closing of a wound FISTULAR adj
FIT adj FITTER, FITTEST healthy
FIT v FITTED FITTING, FITS to bring to a required form and size
FITCH n pl. -ES a polecat
FITCHEE adj fitchy
FITCHET n pl. -S a fitch
FITCHEW n pl. -S a fitch
FITCHY adj having the arms ending in a point -- used of a heraldic cross
FITFUL adj recurring irregularly FITFULLY adv
FITLY adv in a fit manner
FITMENT n pl. -S equipment
FITNESS n pl. -ES the state of being fit
FITTABLE adj capable of being fitted
FITTED past tense of fit
FITTER n pl. -S one that fits
FITTEST superlative of fit
FITTING n pl. -S a small often standardized accessory part
FIVE n pl. -S a number
FIVEFOLD adj five times as great
FIVEPINS n/pl a bowling game
FIVER n pl. -S a five-dollar bill
FIX v FIXED or FIXT, FIXING, FIXES to repair FIXABLE adj
FIXATE v -ATED -ATING, -ATES to make stable or stationary
FIXATIF n pl. -S fixative
FIXATION n pl. -S the act of fixating
FIXATIVE n pl. -S a substance for preserving paintings or drawings
FIXEDLY adv firmly
FIXER n pl. -S one that fixes
FIXINGS n/pl accompaniments to the main dish of a meal
FIXIT adj involved with fixing things
FIXITY n pl. -TIES stability
FIXT a past tense of fix
FIXTURE n pl. -S a permanent part or appendage of a house
FIXURE n pl. -S firmness
FIZ n pl. FIZZES a hissing or sputtering sound
FIZGIG n pl. -S fishgig
FIZZ v -ED -ING, -ES to make a hissing or sputtering sound
FIZZER n pl. -S one that fizzes
FIZZES pl. of fiz
FIZZLE v -ZLED -ZLING, -ZLES to fizz
FIZZY adj FIZZIER, FIZZIEST fizzing
FJELD n pl. -S a high, barren plateau
FJORD n pl. -S a narrow inlet of the sea between steep cliffs
FLAB n pl. -S flabby body tissue
FLABBY adj -BIER, -BIEST flaccid FLABBILY adv
FLABELLA n/pl fan-shaped anatomical structures
FLACCID adj lacking firmness
FLACK v -ED -ING, -S to work as a press agent
FLACKERY n pl. -ERIES publicity
FLACON n pl. -S a small stoppered bottle
FLAG v FLAGGED FLAGGING, FLAGS to mark with a flag (a piece of cloth used as a symbol)
FLAGELLA n/pl long, slender plant shoots
FLAGGER n pl. -S one that flags
FLAGGING n pl. -S a type of pavement
FLAGGY adj -GIER, -GIEST drooping
FLAGLESS adj having no flag
FLAGMAN n pl. -MEN one who carries a flag
FLAGON n pl. -S a large bulging bottle
FLAGPOLE n pl. -S a pole on which a flag is displayed
FLAGRANT adj extremely or deliberately conspicuous
FLAGSHIP n pl. -S a ship bearing the flag of a fleet
FLAIL v -ED -ING, -S to swing freely
FLAIR n pl. -S a natural aptitude
FLAK n pl. FLAK antiaircraft fire
FLAKE v FLAKED FLAKING, FLAKES to peel off in flakes (flat, thin pieces)
FLAKER n pl. -S one that flakes
FLAKEY adj FLAKIER, FLAKIEST flaky
FLAKEY n pl. -S
FLAKY adj FLAKIER, FLAKIEST resembling flakes FLAKILY adv
FLAM v FLAMMED FLAMMING, FLAMS to deceive
FLAMBE v -BEED -BEING, -BES to douse with a liqueur and ignite
FLAMBEAU n pl. -BEAUX or -BEAUS a flaming torch
FLAMBEE adj flaming
FLAME v FLAMED FLAMING, FLAMES to burn brightly
FLAMEN n pl. -MENS or -MINES a priest of ancient Rome
FLAMENCO n pl. -COS a strongly rhythmic style of dancing
FLAMEOUT n pl. -S a failure of a jet engine in flight
FLAMER n pl. -S one that flames
FLAMIER comparative of flamy
FLAMIEST superlative of flamy
FLAMINES a pl. of flamen
FLAMING present participle of flame
FLAMINGO n pl. -GOS or -GOES a wading bird
FLAMMED past tense of flam
FLAMMING present participle of flam
FLAMY adj FLAMIER, FLAMIEST flaming
FLAN n pl. -S or -ES a type of custard
FLANCARD n pl. -S a piece of armor for the side of a horse
FLANERIE n pl. -S idleness
FLANEUR n pl. -S an idler
FLANGE v FLANGED FLANGING, FLANGES to provide with a protecting rim
FLANGER n pl. -S one that flanges
FLANK v -ED -ING, -S to be located at the side of
FLANKEN n/pl beef cut from the sides that is boiled with vegetables
FLANKER n pl. -S one that flanks
FLANNEL v -NELED -NELING, -NELS or -NELLED, -NELLING, -NELS to cover with flannel (a soft fabric)
FLAP v FLAPPED FLAPPING, FLAPS to wave up and down
FLAPJACK n pl. -S a pancake
FLAPLESS adj having no flap (a flat appendage)
FLAPPED past tense of flap
FLAPPER n pl. -S one that flaps
FLAPPING present participle of flap
FLAPPY adj -PIER, -PIEST flapping
FLARE v FLARED FLARING, FLARES to burn with a bright, wavering light
FLASH v -ED -ING, -ES to send forth a sudden burst of light
FLASHER n pl. -S one that flashes
FLASHGUN n pl. -S a photographic apparatus
FLASHING n pl. -S sheet metal used in waterproofing a roof
FLASHY adj FLASHIER, FLASHIEST gaudy FLASHILY adv
FLASK n pl. -S a narrow-necked container
FLASKET n pl. -S a small flask
FLAT adj FLATTER, FLATTEST having a smooth or even surface
FLAT v FLATTED FLATTING, FLATS to flatten
FLATBED n pl. -S a type of truck or trailer
FLATBOAT n pl. -S a flat-bottomed boat
FLATCAP n pl. -S a type of hat
FLATCAR n pl. -S a railroad car without sides or roof
FLATFISH n pl. -ES any of an order of marine fishes
FLATFOOT n pl. -FEET a foot condition
FLATFOOT v -ED -ING, -S to walk with a dragging gait
FLATHEAD n pl. -S a marine food fish
FLATIRON n pl. -S a device for pressing clothes
FLATLAND n pl. -S land lacking significant variation in elevation
FLATLET n pl. -S a type of apartment
FLATLING adv with a flat side or edge
FLATLONG adv flatling
FLATLY adv in a flat manner
FLATMATE n pl. -S one with whom an apartment is shared
FLATNESS n pl. -ES the state of being flat
FLATTED past tense of flat
FLATTEN v -ED -ING, -S to make or become flat
FLATTER v -ED -ING, -S to praise excessively
FLATTERY n pl. -TERIES the act of flattering
FLATTEST superlative of flat
FLATTING present participle of flat
FLATTISH adj somewhat flat
FLATTOP n pl. -S an aircraft carrier
FLATUS n pl. -ES intestinal gas
FLATWARE n pl. -S tableware that is fairly flat
FLATWASH n pl. -ES flatwork
FLATWAYS adv flatwise
FLATWISE adv with the flat side in a particular position
FLATWORK n pl. -S laundry that can be ironed mechanically
FLATWORM n pl. -S a flat-bodied worm
FLAUNT v -ED -ING, -S to exhibit in a gaudy manner
FLAUNTER n pl. -S one that flaunts
FLAUNTY adj FLAUNTIER, FLAUNTIEST gaudy
FLAUTIST n pl. -S flutist
FLAVANOL n pl. -S flavonol
FLAVIN n pl. -S a yellow pigment
FLAVINE n pl. -S flavin
FLAVONE n pl. -S a chemical compound
FLAVONOL n pl. -S a derivative of flavone
FLAVOR v -ED -ING, -S to give flavor (distinctive taste) to
FLAVORER n pl. -S one that flavors
FLAVORY adj full of flavor
FLAVOUR v -ED -ING, -S to flavor
FLAVOURY adj flavory
FLAW v -ED -ING, -S to produce a flaw (an imperfection) in
FLAWLESS adj having no flaw
FLAWY adj FLAWIER, FLAWIEST full of flaws
FLAX n pl. -ES an annual herb
FLAXEN adj of a pale yellow color
FLAXSEED n pl. -S the seed of flax
FLAXY adj FLAXIER, FLAXIEST flaxen
FLAY v -ED -ING, -S to strip off the skin of
FLAYER n pl. -S one that flays
FLEA n pl. -S a parasitic insect
FLEABAG n pl. -S an inferior hotel
FLEABANE n pl. -S a flowering plant
FLEABITE n pl. -S the bite of a flea
FLEAM n pl. -S a surgical instrument
FLEAPIT n pl. -S a run-down movie theater
FLEAWORT n pl. -S a European herb
FLECHE n pl. -S a steeple
FLECK v -ED -ING, -S to mark with flecks (tiny streaks or spots)
FLECKY adj flecked
FLECTION n pl. -S the act of bending
FLED past tense of flee
FLEDGE v FLEDGED FLEDGING, FLEDGES to furnish with feathers
FLEDGY adj FLEDGIER, FLEDGIEST covered with feathers
FLEE v FLED FLEEING, FLEES to run away
FLEECE v FLEECED FLEECING, FLEECES to remove the coat of wool from
FLEECER n pl. -S one that fleeces
FLEECH v -ED -ING, -ES to coax
FLEECING present participle of fleece
FLEECY adj FLEECIER, FLEECIEST woolly FLEECILY adv
FLEER v -ED -ING, -S to deride
FLEET adj FLEETER, FLEETEST swift FLEETLY adv
FLEET v -ED -ING, -S to move swiftly
FLEISHIG adj made of meat or meat products
FLEMISH v -ED -ING, -ES to coil rope in a certain manner
FLENCH v -ED -ING, -ES to flense
FLENSE v FLENSED FLENSING, FLENSES to strip the blubber or skin from
FLENSER n pl. -S one that flenses
FLESH v -ED -ING, -ES to plunge into the flesh (soft body tissue)
FLESHER n pl. -S one that removes flesh from animal hides
FLESHIER comparative of fleshy
FLESHIEST superlative of fleshy
FLESHING n pl. -S the distribution of the lean and fat on an animal
FLESHLY adj -LIER, -LIEST pertaining to the body
FLESHPOT n pl. -S a pot for cooking meat
FLESHY adj FLESHIER, FLESHIEST having much flesh
FLETCH v -ED -ING, -ES to fledge
FLETCHER n pl. -S one that makes arrows
FLEURY adj having the arms terminating in three leaves -- used of a heraldic cross
FLEW n pl. -S a fishing net
FLEX v -ED -ING, -ES to bend
FLEXAGON n pl. -S a folded paper construction
FLEXIBLE adj capable of being bent FLEXIBLY adv
FLEXILE adj flexible
FLEXION n pl. -S flection
FLEXOR n pl. -S a muscle that serves to bend a bodily part
FLEXTIME n pl. -S a system that allows flexible working hours
FLEXUOSE adj flexuous
FLEXUOUS adj winding
FLEXURE n pl. -S the act of bending FLEXURAL adj
FLEY v -ED -ING, -S to frighten
FLIC n pl. -S a Parisian policeman
FLICHTER v -ED -ING, -S to flicker
FLICK v -ED -ING, -S to strike with a quick, light blow
FLICKER v -ED -ING, -S to move waveringly
FLICKERY adj flickering
FLIED a past tense of fly
FLIER n pl. -S one that flies
FLIES present 3d person sing. of fly
FLIEST superlative of fly
FLIGHT v -ED -ING, -S to fly in a flock
FLIGHTY adj FLIGHTIER, FLIGHTIEST fickle
FLIMFLAM v -FLAMMED -FLAMMING, -FLAMS to swindle
FLIMSY adj -SIER, -SIEST lacking solidity or strength FLIMSILY adv
FLIMSY n pl. -SIES a thin paper
FLINCH v -ED -ING, -ES to shrink back involuntarily
FLINCHER n pl. -S one that flinches
FLINDER n pl. -S a small fragment
FLING v FLUNG FLINGING, FLINGS to throw with force
FLINGER n pl. -S one that flings
FLINKITE n pl. -S a mineral
FLINT v -ED -ING, -S to provide with flint (a spark-producing rock)
FLINTY adj FLINTIER, FLINTIEST resembling flint FLINTILY adv
FLIP adj FLIPPER, FLIPPEST flippant
FLIP v FLIPPED FLIPPING, FLIPS to throw with a brisk motion
FLIPPANT adj impudent
FLIPPED past tense of flip
FLIPPER n pl. -S a broad, flat limb adapted for swimming
FLIPPEST superlative of flip
FLIPPING present participle of flip
FLIPPY adj flaring at the bottom
FLIRT v -ED -ING, -S to behave amorously without serious intent
FLIRTER n pl. -S one that flirts
FLIRTY adj FLIRTIER, FLIRTIEST given to flirting
FLIT v FLITTED FLITTING, FLITS to move lightly and swiftly
FLITCH v -ED -ING, -ES to cut into strips
FLITE v FLITED FLITING, FLITES to quarrel
FLITTED past tense of flit
FLITTER v -ED -ING, -S to flutter
FLITTING present participle of flit
FLIVVER n pl. -S an old, battered car
FLOAT v -ED -ING, -S to rest or remain on the surface of a liquid
FLOATAGE n pl. -S flotage
FLOATEL n pl. -S a houseboat used as a hotel
FLOATER n pl. -S one that floats
FLOATY adj FLOATIER, FLOATIEST tending to float
FLOC v FLOCCED FLOCCING, FLOCS to aggregate into floccules
FLOCCI pl. of floccus
FLOCCOSE adj having woolly tufts
FLOCCULE n pl. -S a tuft-like mass
FLOCCULI n/pl small, loosely aggregated masses
FLOCCUS n pl. FLOCCI a floccule
FLOCK v -ED -ING, -S to gather or move in a crowd
FLOCKING n pl. -S a velvety design in short fibers on cloth or paper
FLOCKY adj FLOCKIER, FLOCKIEST woolly
FLOE n pl. -S a large mass of floating ice
FLOG v FLOGGED FLOGGING, FLOGS to beat with a whip or rod
FLOGGER n pl. -S one that flogs
FLOGGING n pl. -S a whipping
FLOKATI n pl. -S a Greek handwoven rug
FLONG n pl. -S a sheet of a certain type of paper
FLOOD v -ED -ING, -S to inundate
FLOODER n pl. -S one that floods
FLOODLIT adj illuminated by floodlights
FLOODWAY n pl. -WAYS an overflow channel
FLOOEY adj awry
FLOOIE adj flooey
FLOOR v -ED -ING, -S to provide with a floor (the level base of a room)
FLOORAGE n pl. -S floor space
FLOORER n pl. -S one that floors
FLOORING n pl. -S a floor
FLOOSIE n pl. -S floozy
FLOOSY n pl. -SIES floozy
FLOOZIE n pl. -S floozy
FLOOZY n pl. -ZIES a prostitute
FLOP v FLOPPED FLOPPING, FLOPS to fall heavily and noisily
FLOPOVER n pl. -S a defect in television reception
FLOPPER n pl. -S one that flops
FLOPPING present participle of flop
FLOPPY adj -PIER, -PIEST soft and flexible FLOPPILY adv
FLOPPY n pl. -PIES a type of computer disk
FLORA n pl. -RAS or -RAE the plant life of a particular region
FLORAL adj pertaining to flowers FLORALLY adv
FLORAL n pl. -S a design in which flowers predominate
FLORENCE n pl. -S florin
FLORET n pl. -S a small flower
FLORID adj ruddy FLORIDLY adv
FLORIGEN n pl. -S a plant hormone
FLORIN n pl. -S a former gold coin of Europe
FLORIST n pl. -S a grower or seller of flowers
FLORUIT n pl. -S a period of flourishing
FLOSS v -ED -ING, -ES to clean between the teeth with a strong thread
FLOSSIE n pl. -S a floozy
FLOSSY adj FLOSSIER, FLOSSIEST resembling floss (a soft, light fiber) FLOSSILY adv
FLOTA n pl. -S a fleet of Spanish ships
FLOTAGE n pl. -S the act of floating
FLOTILLA n pl. -S a fleet of ships
FLOTSAM n pl. -S floating wreckage of a ship or its cargo
FLOUNCE v FLOUNCED FLOUNCING, FLOUNCES to move with exaggerated motions
FLOUNCY adj FLOUNCIER, FLOUNCIEST flouncing
FLOUNDER v -ED -ING, -S to struggle clumsily
FLOUR v -ED -ING, -S to cover with flour (a finely ground meal of grain)
FLOURISH v -ED -ING, -ES to thrive
FLOURY adj resembling flour
FLOUT v -ED -ING, -S to treat with contempt
FLOUTER n pl. -S one that flouts
FLOW v -ED -ING, -S to move steadily and smoothly along
FLOWAGE n pl. -S the act of flowing
FLOWER v -ED -ING, -S to put forth flowers (reproductive structures of seed-bearing plants)
FLOWERER n pl. -S a plant that flowers at a certain time
FLOWERET n pl. -S a floret
FLOWERY adj -ERIER, -ERIEST abounding in flowers
FLOWN a past participle of fly
FLU n pl. -S a virus disease
FLUB v FLUBBED FLUBBING, FLUBS to bungle
FLUBBER n pl. -S one that flubs
FLUBDUB n pl. -S pretentious nonsense
FLUE n pl. -S an enclosed passageway for directing a current FLUED adj
FLUENCY n pl. -CIES the quality of being fluent
FLUENT adj spoken or written with effortless ease FLUENTLY adv
FLUERICS n/pl fluidics FLUERIC adj
FLUFF v -ED -ING, -S to make fluffy
FLUFFY adj FLUFFIER, FLUFFIEST light and soft FLUFFILY adv
FLUID n pl. -S a substance that tends to flow FLUIDAL adj
FLUIDICS n/pl a branch of mechanical engineering FLUIDIC adj
FLUIDISE v -ISED -ISING, -ISES to fluidize
FLUIDITY n pl. -TIES the quality of being able to flow
FLUIDIZE v -IZED -IZING, -IZES to cause to flow like a fluid
FLUIDLY adv with fluidity
FLUIDRAM n pl. -S a unit of liquid capacity
FLUKE v FLUKED FLUKING, FLUKES to obtain by chance
FLUKEY adj FLUKIER, FLUKIEST fluky
FLUKY adj FLUKIER, FLUKIEST happening by or depending on chance
FLUME v FLUMED FLUMING, FLUMES to convey by means of an artificial water channel
FLUMMERY n pl. -MERIES a sweet dessert
FLUMMOX v -ED -ING, -ES to confuse
FLUMP v -ED -ING, -S to fall heavily
FLUNG past tense of fling
FLUNK v -ED -ING, -S to fail an examination or course
FLUNKER n pl. -S one that flunks
FLUNKEY n pl. -KEYS flunky
FLUNKY n pl. -KIES a servile follower
FLUOR n pl. -S fluorite FLUORIC adj
FLUORENE n pl. -S a chemical compound
FLUORID n pl. -S fluoride
FLUORIDE n pl. -S a compound of fluorine
FLUORIN n pl. -S fluorine
FLUORINE n pl. -S a gaseous element
FLUORITE n pl. -S a mineral
FLURRY v -RIED -RYING, -RIES to confuse
FLUSH adj FLUSHER, FLUSHEST ruddy
FLUSH v -ED -ING, -ES to blush
FLUSHER n pl. -S one that flushes
FLUSTER v -ED -ING, -S to put into a state of nervous confusion
FLUTE v FLUTED FLUTING, FLUTES to play on a flute (a woodwind instrument)
FLUTER n pl. -S a flutist
FLUTEY adj FLUTIER, FLUTIEST fluty
FLUTIER comparative of fluty
FLUTIEST superlative of fluty
FLUTING n pl. -S a series of parallel grooves
FLUTIST n pl. -S one who plays the flute
FLUTTER v -ED -ING, -S to wave rapidly and irregularly
FLUTTERY adj marked by fluttering
FLUTY adj FLUTIER, FLUTIEST resembling a flute in sound
FLUVIAL adj pertaining to a river
FLUX v -ED -ING, -ES to melt
FLUXGATE n pl. -S a device to measure a magnetic field
FLUXION n pl. -S the act of flowing
FLUYT n pl. -S a type of ship
FLY adj FLIER, FLIEST clever
FLY v FLEW, FLOWN, FLYING, FLIES to move through the air
FLY v FLIED FLYING, FLIES to hit a ball high into the air in baseball
FLYABLE adj suitable for flying
FLYAWAY n pl. -AWAYS one that is elusive
FLYBELT n pl. -S an area infested with tsetse flies
FLYBLOW v -BLEW, -BLOWN, -BLOWING, -BLOWS to taint
FLYBOAT n pl. -S a small, fast boat
FLYBOY n pl. -BOYS a pilot in an air force
FLYBY n pl. -BYS a flight of aircraft close to a specified place
FLYER n pl. -S flier
FLYING n pl. -S the operation of an aircraft
FLYLEAF n pl. -LEAVES a blank leaf at the beginning or end of a book
FLYLESS adj free of flies (winged insects)
FLYMAN n pl. -MEN a stage worker in a theater
FLYOFF n pl. -S a competitive testing of model aircraft
FLYOVER n pl. -S a flight of aircraft over a specific location
FLYPAPER n pl. -S paper designed to catch or kill flies
FLYPAST n pl. -S a flyby
FLYSCH n pl. -ES a sandstone deposit
FLYSPECK v -ED -ING, -S to mark with minute spots
FLYTE v FLYTED FLYTING, FLYTES to flite
FLYTIER n pl. -S a maker of fishing flies
FLYTING n pl. -S a dispute in verse form
FLYTRAP n pl. -S a trap for catching flies
FLYWAY n pl. -WAYS an established air route of migratory birds
FLYWHEEL n pl. -S a heavy disk used in machinery
FOAL v -ED -ING, -S to give birth to a horse
FOAM v -ED -ING, -S to form foam (a light, bubbly, gas and liquid mass) FOAMABLE adj
FOAMER n pl. -S one that foams
FOAMIER comparative of foamy
FOAMIEST superlative of foamy
FOAMILY adv in a foamy manner
FOAMLESS adj being without foam
FOAMLIKE adj resembling foam
FOAMY adj FOAMIER, FOAMIEST covered with foam
FOB v FOBBED FOBBING, FOBS to deceive
FOCACCIA n pl. -S bread seasoned with herbs and olive oil
FOCAL adj pertaining to a focus
FOCALISE v -ISED -ISING, -ISES to focalize
FOCALIZE v -IZED -IZING, -IZES to focus
FOCALLY adv with regard to focus
FOCUS n pl. -CUSES or -CI a point at which rays converge or from which they diverge
FOCUS v -CUSED -CUSING, -CUSES or -CUSSED, -CUSSING, -CUSSES to bring to a focus
FOCUSER n pl. -S one that focuses
FODDER v -ED -ING, -S to feed with coarse food
FODGEL adj plump
FOE n pl. -S an enemy
FOEHN n pl. -S a warm, dry wind
FOEMAN n pl. -MEN an enemy in war
FOETAL adj fetal
FOETID adj fetid
FOETOR n pl. -S fetor
FOETUS n pl. -ES fetus
FOG v FOGGED, FOGGING, FOGS to cover with fog (condensed water vapor near the earth's surface)
FOGBOUND adj surrounded by fog
FOGBOW n pl. -S a nebulous arc of light sometimes seen in a fog
FOGDOG n pl. -S a fogbow
FOGEY n pl. -GEYS fogy
FOGFRUIT n pl. -S a flowering plant
FOGGAGE n pl. -S a second growth of grass
FOGGED past tense of fog
FOGGER n pl. -S one that fogs
FOGGING present participle of fog
FOGGY adj -GIER, -GIEST filled with fog FOGGILY adv
FOGHORN n pl. -S a horn sounded in a fog to give warning
FOGIE n pl. -S fogy
FOGLESS adj having no fog
FOGY n pl. -GIES an old-fashioned person FOGYISH adj
FOGYISM n pl. -S old-fashioned behavior
FOH interj faugh
FOHN n pl. -S foehn
FOIBLE n pl. -S a minor weakness
FOIL v -ED -ING, -S to prevent the success of FOILABLE adj
FOILSMAN n pl. -MEN a fencer
FOIN v -ED -ING, -S to thrust with a pointed weapon
FOISON n pl. -S strength
FOIST v -ED -ING, -S to force upon slyly
FOLACIN n pl. -S a B vitamin
FOLATE n pl. -S folacin
FOLD v -ED -ING, -S to lay one part over another part of FOLDABLE adj
FOLDAWAY adj designed to fold out of the way
FOLDBOAT n pl. -S a faltboat
FOLDER n pl. -S one that folds
FOLDEROL n pl. -S falderal
FOLDOUT n pl. -S a gatefold
FOLIA a pl. of folium
FOLIAGE n pl. -S the growth of leaves of a plant FOLIAGED adj
FOLIAR adj pertaining to a leaf
FOLIATE v -ATED -ATING, -ATES to hammer into thin plates
FOLIO v -ED -ING, -S to number the pages of
FOLIOSE adj having leaves
FOLIOUS adj foliose
FOLIUM n pl. -LIA or -LIUMS a thin layer
FOLK n pl. -S a people or tribe
FOLKIE n pl. -S a performer of folk music
FOLKISH adj characteristic of the common people
FOLKLIFE n pl. -LIVES the traditions, skills, and products of a people
FOLKLIKE adj folkish
FOLKLORE n pl. -S the lore of a people
FOLKMOOT n pl. -S a general assembly of the people in early England
FOLKMOT n pl. -S folkmoot
FOLKMOTE n pl. -S folkmoot
FOLKSY adj FOLKSIER, FOLKSIEST friendly FOLKSILY adv
FOLKTALE n pl. -S a tale forming part of the oral tradition of a people
FOLKWAY n pl. -WAYS a traditional custom of a people
FOLKY n pl. FOLKIES folkie
FOLLES pl. of follis
FOLLICLE n pl. -S a small bodily cavity
FOLLIES pl. of folly
FOLLIS n pl. -LES a coin of ancient Rome
FOLLOW v -ED -ING, -S to come or go after
FOLLOWER n pl. -S one that follows
FOLLY n pl. -LIES a foolish idea or action
FOMENT v -ED -ING, -S to promote the development of
FOMENTER n pl. -S one that foments
FOMITE n pl. -S an inanimate object that serves to transmit infectious organisms
FON n pl. -S foehn
FOND adj FONDER, FONDEST having an affection
FOND v -ED -ING, -S to display affection
FONDANT n pl. -S a soft, creamy candy
FONDLE v -DLED -DLING, -DLES to caress
FONDLER n pl. -S one that fondles
FONDLING n pl. -S one that is fondled
FONDLY adv in a fond manner
FONDNESS n pl. -ES affection
FONDU n pl. -S fondue
FONDUE n pl. -S a dish of melted cheese
FONT n pl. -S a receptacle for the water used in baptism FONTAL adj
FONTANEL n pl. -S a space in the fetal and infantile skull
FONTINA n pl. -S an Italian cheese
FOOD n pl. -S a substance taken into the body to maintain life and growth FOODLESS adj
FOODIE n pl. -S an enthusiast of foods and their preparation
FOODWAYS n/pl the eating habits of a people
FOOFARAW n pl. -S excessive ornamentation
FOOL v -ED -ING, -S to deceive
FOOLERY n pl. -ERIES foolish behavior or speech
FOOLFISH n pl. -ES a marine fish
FOOLISH adj -ISHER, -ISHEST lacking good sense or judgment
FOOLSCAP n pl. -S a paper size
FOOT n pl. FEET the terminal part of the leg on which the body stands and moves
FOOT v -ED -ING, -S to walk
FOOTAGE n pl. -S a length or quantity expressed in feet
FOOTBALL n pl. -S a type of ball
FOOTBATH n pl. -S a bath for the feet
FOOTBOY n pl. -BOYS a serving boy
FOOTER n pl. -S one that walks
FOOTFALL n pl. -S the sound of a footstep
FOOTGEAR n pl. -S footwear
FOOTHILL n pl. -S a low hill at the foot of higher hills
FOOTHOLD n pl. -S a secure support for the feet
FOOTIE n pl. -S footsie
FOOTIER comparative of footy
FOOTIEST superlative of footy
FOOTING n pl. -S a foothold
FOOTLE v -TLED -TLING, -TLES to waste time
FOOTLER n pl. -S one that footles
FOOTLESS adj having no feet
FOOTLIKE adj resembling a foot
FOOTLING present participle of footle
FOOTMAN n pl. -MEN a male servant
FOOTMARK n pl. -S a mark left by the foot on a surface
FOOTNOTE v -NOTED -NOTING, -NOTES to furnish with explanatory notes
FOOTPACE n pl. -S a walking pace
FOOTPAD n pl. -S one who robs a pedestrian
FOOTPATH n pl. -S a path for pedestrians
FOOTRACE n pl. -S a race run on foot
FOOTREST n pl. -S a support for the feet
FOOTROPE n pl. -S a rope used in sailing
FOOTSIE n pl. -S a flirting game played with the feet
FOOTSLOG v -SLOGGED -SLOGGING, -SLOGS to march through mud
FOOTSORE adj having sore or tired feet
FOOTSTEP n pl. -S a step with the foot
FOOTSY n pl. -SIES footsie
FOOTWALL n pl. -S the layer of rock beneath a vein of ore
FOOTWAY n pl. -WAYS a footpath
FOOTWEAR n pl. -S wearing apparel for the feet
FOOTWORK n pl. -S the use of the feet
FOOTWORN adj footsore
FOOTY adj -TIER, -TIEST paltry
FOOZLE v -ZLED -ZLING, -ZLES to bungle
FOOZLER n pl. -S one that foozles
FOP v FOPPED FOPPING, FOPS to deceive
FOPPERY n pl. -PERIES foppish behavior
FOPPISH adj characteristic of a dandy
FOR prep directed or sent to
FORA a pl. of forum
FORAGE v -AGED -AGING, -AGES to search about
FORAGER n pl. -S one that forages
FORAM n pl. -S a marine rhizopod
FORAMEN n pl. -MINA or -MENS a small anatomical opening
FORAY v -ED -ING, -S to raid
FORAYER n pl. -S one that forays
FORB n pl. -S an herb other than grass
FORBAD a past tense of forbid
FORBADE a past tense of forbid
FORBEAR v -BORE, -BORNE, -BEARING, -BEARS to refrain from
FORBID v -BADE or -BAD, -BIDDEN, -BIDDING, -BIDS to command not to do something
FORBIDAL n pl. -S the act of forbidding
FORBODE v -BODED -BODING, -BODES to forebode
FORBORE past tense of forbear
FORBORNE past participle of forbear
FORBY prep close by
FORBYE prep forby
FORCE v FORCED FORCING, FORCES to overcome resistance by the exertion of strength FORCEDLY adv
FORCEFUL adj strong
FORCEPS n pl. -CIPES an instrument for seizing and holding objects
FORCER n pl. -S one that forces
FORCIBLE adj effected by force FORCIBLY
FORCING present participle of force
FORCIPES pl. of forceps
FORD v -ED -ING, -S to cross by wading FORDABLE adj
FORDLESS adj unable to be forded
FORDO v -DID, -DONE, -DOING, -DOES to destroy
FORE n pl. -S the front part of something
FOREARM v -ED -ING, -S to arm in advance
FOREBAY n pl. -BAYS a reservoir from which water is taken to run equipment
FOREBEAR n pl. -S an ancestor
FOREBODE v -BODED -BODING, -BODES to indicate in advance
FOREBODY n pl. -BODIES the forward part of a ship
FOREBOOM n pl. -S the boom of a ship's foremast
FOREBY prep forby
FOREBYE prep forby
FORECAST v -ED -ING, -S to estimate or calculate in advance
FOREDATE v -DATED -DATING, -DATES to antedate
FOREDECK n pl. -S the forward part of a ship's deck
FOREDO v -DID, -DONE, -DOING, -DOES to fordo
FOREDOOM v -ED -ING, -S to doom in advance
FOREFACE n pl. -S the front part of the head of a quadruped
FOREFEEL v -FELT -FEELING, -FEELS to have a premonition of
FOREFEND v -ED -ING, -S to forfend
FOREFOOT n pl. -FEET one of the front feet of an animal
FOREGO v -WENT, -GONE, -GOING, -GOES to go before
FOREGOER n pl. -S one that foregoes
FOREGUT n pl. -S the front part of the embryonic alimentary canal
FOREHAND n pl. -S a type of tennis stroke
FOREHEAD n pl. -S the part of the face above the eyes
FOREHOOF n pl. -HOOFS or -HOOVES the hoof of a forefoot
FOREIGN adj situated outside a place or country
FOREKNOW v -KNEW, -KNOWN, -KNOWING, -KNOWS to know in advance
FORELADY n pl. -DIES a woman who supervises workers
FORELAND n pl. -S a projecting mass of land
FORELEG n pl. -S one of the front legs of an animal
FORELIMB n pl. -S a foreleg
FORELOCK v -ED -ING, -S to fasten with a linchpin
FOREMAN n pl. -MEN a man who supervises workers
FOREMAST n pl. -S the forward mast of a ship
FOREMILK n pl. -S the milk secreted immediately after childbirth
FOREMOST adj first in position
FORENAME n pl. -S a first name
FORENOON n pl. -S the period of daylight before noon
FORENSIC n pl -S an argumentative exercise
FOREPART n pl. -S the front part
FOREPAST adj already in the past
FOREPAW n pl. -S the paw of a foreleg
FOREPEAK n pl. -S the forward part of a ship's hold
FOREPLAY n pl. -PLAYS erotic stimulation preceding sexual intercourse
FORERANK n pl. -S the first rank
FORERUN v -RAN -RUNNING, -RUNS to run in advance of
FORESAID adj previously said
FORESAIL n pl. -S the lowest sail on a foremast
FORESEE v -SAW, -SEEN, -SEEING, -SEES to see in advance
FORESEER n pl. -S one that foresees
FORESHOW v -SHOWED, -SHOWN, -SHOWING, -SHOWS to show in advance
FORESIDE n pl. -S the front side
FORESKIN n pl. -S the prepuce
FOREST v -ED -ING, -S to convert into a forest (a densely wooded area)
FORESTAL adj of or pertaining to a forest
FORESTAY n pl. -STAYS a wire or rope used to support a foremast
FORESTER n pl. -S one skilled in forestry
FORESTRY n pl. -RIES the science of planting and managing forests
FORETELL v -TOLD -TELLING, -TELLS to tell of or about in advance
FORETIME n pl. -S the past
FORETOP n pl. -S a forelock
FOREVER n pl. -S an indefinite length of time
FOREWARN v -ED -ING, -S to warn in advance
FOREWENT past tense of forego
FOREWING n pl. -S an anterior wing of an insect
FOREWORD n pl. -S an introductory statement
FOREWORN adj forworn
FOREYARD n pl. -S the lowest yard on a foremast
FORFEIT v -ED -ING, -S to lose as a penalty
FORFEND v -ED -ING, -S to protect
FORGAT a past tense of forget
FORGAVE past tense of forgive
FORGE v FORGED FORGING, FORGES to fashion or reproduce for fraudulent purposes
FORGER n pl. -S one that forges
FORGERY n pl. -ERIES the act of forging
FORGET v -GOT or -GAT, -GOTTEN, -GETTING, -GETS to fail to remember
FORGING n pl. -S a forgery
FORGIVE v -GAVE, -GIVEN, -GIVING, -GIVES to pardon
FORGIVER n pl. -S one that forgives
FORGO v -WENT, -GONE, -GOING, -GOES to refrain from
FORGOER n pl. -S one that forgoes
FORGOT a past tense of forget
FORGOTTEN past participle of forget
FORINT n pl. -S a monetary unit of Hungary
FORJUDGE v -JUDGED -JUDGING, -JUDGES to deprive by judgment of a court
FORK v -ED -ING, -S to work with a fork (a pronged implement) FORKEDLY adv
FORKBALL n pl. -S a breaking pitch in baseball
FORKER n pl. -S one that forks
FORKFUL n pl. FORKFULS or FORKSFUL as much as a fork will hold
FORKIER comparative of forky
FORKIEST superlative of forky
FORKLESS adj having no fork
FORKLIFT v -ED -ING, -S to raise or transport by means of a forklift (a machine with projecting prongs)
FORKLIKE adj resembling a fork
FORKSFUL a pl. of forkful
FORKY adj FORKIER, FORKIEST resembling a fork
FORLORN adj -LORNER, -LORNEST dreary
FORM v -ED -ING, -S to produce FORMABLE adj
FORMAL n pl. -S a social event that requires evening dress
FORMALIN n pl. -S an aqueous solution of formaldehyde
FORMALLY adv in a prescribed or customary manner
FORMANT n pl. -S a characteristic component of the quality of a speech sound
FORMAT v -MATTED -MATTING, -MATS to produce in a specified style
FORMATE n pl. -S a chemical salt
FORME n pl. -S an assemblage of printing type secured in a metal frame
FORMEE adj having the arms narrow at the center and expanding toward the ends -- used of a heraldic cross
FORMER n pl. -S one that forms
FORMERLY adv previously
FORMFUL adj exhibiting good form
FORMIC adj pertaining to ants
FORMLESS adj lacking structure
FORMOL n pl. -S formalin
FORMULA n pl. -LAS or -LAE an exact method for doing something
FORMWORK n pl. -S a set of forms to hold concrete until it sets
FORMYL n pl. -S a univalent chemical radical
FORNIX n pl. -NICES an arched anatomical structure FORNICAL adj
FORRADER adv further ahead
FORRIT adv toward the front
FORSAKE v -SOOK, -SAKEN, -SAKING, -SAKES to quit or leave entirely
FORSAKER n pl. -S one that forsakes
FORSOOTH adv in truth
FORSPENT adj worn out
FORSWEAR v -SWORE, -SWORN, -SWEARING, -SWEARS to deny under oath
FORT n pl. -S a fortified enclosure or structure
FORTE n pl. -S a strong point
FORTES pl. of fortis
FORTH adv onward in time, place, or order
FORTIES pl. of forty
FORTIETH n pl. -S one of forty equal parts
FORTIFY v -FIED -FYING, -FIES to strengthen against attack
FORTIS n pl. -TES a consonant pronounced with relatively strong release of breath
FORTRESS v -ED -ING, -ES to fortify
FORTUITY n pl. -ITIES an accidental occurrence
FORTUNE v -TUNED -TUNING, -TUNES to endow with wealth
FORTY n pl. -TIES a number
FORTYISH adj being about forty years old
FORUM n pl. -RUMS or -RA a public meeting place
FORWARD adj -WARDER, -WARDEST being at or near a point in advance
FORWARD v -ED -ING, -S to help onward
FORWENT past tense of forgo
FORWHY adv for what reason
FORWORN adj worn out
FORZANDO n pl. -DOS sforzato
FOSS n pl. -ES fosse
FOSSA n pl. -S a catlike mammal
FOSSA n pl. -SAE an anatomical depression FOSSATE adj
FOSSE n pl. -S a ditch
FOSSETTE n pl. -S a small fossa
FOSSICK v -ED -ING, -S to search for gold
FOSSIL n pl. -S the remains of an animal or plant preserved in the earth's crust
FOSTER v -ED -ING, -S to promote the growth of
FOSTERER n pl. -S one that fosters
FOU adj drunk
FOUETTE n pl. -S a movement in ballet
FOUGHT past tense of fight
FOUGHTEN adj exhausted especially from fighting
FOUL adj FOULER, FOULEST offensive to the senses
FOUL v -ED -ING, -S to make foul
FOULARD n pl. -S a soft fabric
FOULING n pl. -S a deposit or crust
FOULLY adv in a foul manner
FOULNESS n pl. -ES the state of being foul
FOUND v -ED -ING, -S to establish
FOUNDER v -ED -ING, -S to become disabled
FOUNDRY n pl. -RIES an establishment in which metal is cast
FOUNT n pl. -S a fountain
FOUNTAIN v -ED -ING, -S to flow like a fountain (a spring of water)
FOUR n pl. -S a number
FOURCHEE adj having the end of each arm forked -- used of a heraldic cross
FOURFOLD adj four times as great
FOURGON n pl. -S a wagon for carrying baggage
FOURPLEX n pl. -ES quadplex
FOURSOME n pl. -S a group of four
FOURTEEN n pl. -S a number
FOURTH n pl. -S one of four equal parts
FOURTHLY adv in the fourth place
FOVEA n pl. -VEAE or -VEAS a shallow anatomical depression FOVEAL, FOVEATE, FOVEATED adj
FOVEOLA n pl. -LAE or -LAS a small fovea FOVEOLAR adj
FOVEOLE n pl. -S a foveola
FOVEOLET n pl. -S a foveola
FOWL v -ED -ING, -S to hunt birds
FOWLER n pl. -S one that fowls
FOWLING n pl. -S the hunting of birds
FOWLPOX n pl. -ES a virus disease of poultry
FOX v -ED -ING, -ES to outwit
FOXFIRE n pl. -S a glow produced by certain fungi on decaying wood
FOXFISH n pl. -ES a large shark
FOXGLOVE n pl. -S a flowering plant
FOXHOLE n pl. -S a small pit used for cover in a battle area
FOXHOUND n pl. -S a hunting dog
FOXHUNT v -ED -ING, -S to hunt with hounds for a fox
FOXIER comparative of foxy
FOXIEST superlative of foxy
FOXILY adv in a foxy manner
FOXINESS n pl. -ES the state of being foxy
FOXING n pl. -S a piece of material used to cover the upper portion of a shoe
FOXLIKE adj resembling a fox (a carnivorous mammal)
FOXSKIN n pl. -S the skin of a fox
FOXTAIL n pl. -S the tail of a fox
FOXTROT v -TROTTED -TROTTING, -TROTS to dance the fox trot (a dance for couples)
FOXY adj FOXIER, FOXIEST crafty
FOY n pl. FOYS a farewell feast or gift
FOYER n pl. -S an entrance room or hall
FOZINESS n pl. -ES the state of being fozy
FOZY adj -ZIER, -ZIEST too ripe
FRABJOUS adj splendid
FRACAS n pl. -ES a brawl
FRACTAL n pl. -S a complex geometric curve
FRACTED adj broken
FRACTI pl. of fractus
FRACTION v -ED -ING, -S to divide into portions
FRACTUR n pl. -S fraktur
FRACTURE v -TURED -TURING, -TURES to break
FRACTUS n pl. -TI a ragged cloud
FRAE prep from
FRAENUM n pl. -NA or -NUMS frenum
FRAG v FRAGGED FRAGGING, FRAGS to injure with a type of grenade
FRAGGING n pl. -S the act of one that frags
FRAGILE adj easily broken or damaged
FRAGMENT v -ED -ING, -S to break into pieces
FRAGRANT adj having a pleasant odor
FRAIL adj FRAILER, FRAILEST fragile FRAILLY adv
FRAIL n pl. -S a basket for holding dried fruits
FRAILTY n pl. -TIES a weakness of character
FRAISE n pl. -S a barrier of pointed stakes
FRAKTUR n pl. -S a style of type
FRAME v FRAMED FRAMING, FRAMES to construct by putting together the various parts FRAMABLE adj
FRAMER n pl. -S one that frames
FRAMING n pl. -S framework
FRANC n pl. -S a monetary unit of France
FRANCIUM n pl. -S a radioactive element
FRANK adj FRANKER, FRANKEST honest and unreserved in speech
FRANK v -ED -ING, -S to mark (a piece of mail) for free delivery
FRANKER n pl. -S one that franks
FRANKLIN n pl. -S a medieval English landowner
FRANKLY adv in a frank manner
FRANTIC adj wildly excited
FRAP v FRAPPED FRAPPING, FRAPS to bind firmly
FRAPPE n pl. -S a partly frozen drink
FRASS n pl. -ES debris made by insects
FRAT n pl. -S a college fraternity
FRATER n pl. -S a comrade
FRAUD n pl. -S trickery
FRAUGHT v -ED -ING, -S to load down
FRAULEIN n pl. -S a German governess
FRAY v -ED -ING, -S to wear off by rubbing
FRAYING n pl. -S something worn off by rubbing
FRAZIL n pl. -S tiny ice crystals formed in supercooled waters
FRAZZLE v -ZLED -ZLING, -ZLES to fray
FREAK v -ED -ING, -S to streak with color
FREAKIER comparative of freaky
FREAKIEST superlative of freaky
FREAKILY adv in a freaky manner
FREAKISH adj unusual
FREAKOUT n pl. -S an event marked by wild excitement
FREAKY adj FREAKIER, FREAKIEST freakish
FRECKLE v -LED -LING, -LES to mark with freckles (small, brownish spots)
FRECKLY adj -LIER, -LIEST marked with freckles
FREE adj FREER, FREEST not subject to restriction or control
FREE v FREED FREEING, FREES to make free
FREEBASE v -BASED -BASING, -BASES to use a form of cocaine that is inhaled
FREEBEE n pl. -S freebie
FREEBIE n pl. -S something given or received without charge
FREEBOOT v -ED -ING, -S to plunder
FREEBORN adj born free
FREED past tense of free
FREEDMAN n pl. -MEN a man who has been freed from slavery
FREEDOM n pl. -S the state of being free
FREEFORM adj having a free flowing design or shape
FREEHAND adj drawn by hand without mechanical aids
FREEHOLD n pl. -S a form of tenure of real property
FREELOAD v -ED -ING, -S to live at the expense of others
FREELY adv in a free manner
FREEMAN n pl. -MEN one who is free
FREENESS n pl. -ES freedom
FREER n pl. -S one that frees
FREESIA n pl. -S an African herb
FREEST superlative of free
FREEWAY n pl. -WAYS an express highway
FREEWILL adj voluntary
FREEZE v FROZE, FROZEN, FREEZING, FREEZES to become hardened into a solid body by loss of heat
FREEZER n pl. -S an apparatus for freezing food
FREIGHT v -ED -ING, -S to load with goods for transportation
FREMD adj strange
FREMITUS n pl. -ES a palpable vibration
FRENA a pl. of frenum
FRENCH v -ED -ING, -ES to cut into thin strips before cooking
FRENETIC n pl. -S a frantic person
FRENULUM n pl. -LA or -LUMS a frenum
FRENUM n pl. -NA or -NUMS a connecting fold of membrane
FRENZILY adv in a frantic manner
FRENZY v -ZIED -ZYING, -ZIES to make frantic
FREQUENT adj -QUENTER, -QUENTEST occurring again and again
FREQUENT v -ED -ING, -S to be in or at often
FRERE n pl. -S brother
FRESCO v -ED -ING, -ES or -S to paint on a surface of plaster
FRESCOER n pl. -S one that frescoes
FRESH adj FRESHER, FRESHEST new
FRESH v -ED -ING, -ES to freshen
FRESHEN v -ED -ING, -S to make or become fresh
FRESHET n pl. -S a sudden overflow of a stream
FRESHLY adv in a fresh manner
FRESHMAN n pl. -MEN a first-year student
FRESNEL n pl. -S a unit of frequency
FRET v FRETTED FRETTING, FRETS to worry
FRETFUL adj inclined to fret
FRETLESS adj having no fretwork
FRETSAW n pl. -S a narrow-bladed saw
FRETSOME adj fretful
FRETTED past tense of fret
FRETTER n pl. -S one that frets
FRETTING present participle of fret
FRETTY adj -TIER, -TIEST fretful
FRETWORK n pl. -S ornamental work consisting of interlacing parts
FRIABLE adj easily crumbled
FRIAR n pl. -S a member of a religious order FRIARLY adj
FRIARY n pl. -ARIES a monastery of friars
FRIBBLE v -BLED -BLING, -BLES to act foolishly
FRIBBLER n pl. -S one that fribbles
FRICANDO n pl. -DOES a roasted loin of veal
FRICTION n pl. -S the rubbing of one body against another
FRIDGE n pl. -S a refrigerator
FRIED past tense of fry
FRIEND v -ED -ING, -S to enter into a warm association with
FRIENDLY adj -LIER, -LIEST inclined to approve, help, or support
FRIENDLY n pl. -LIES one who is friendly
FRIER n pl. -S fryer
FRIES present 3d person sing. of fry
FRIEZE n pl. -S a coarse woolen fabric
FRIGATE n pl. -S a sailing vessel
FRIGHT v -ED -ING, -S to frighten
FRIGHTEN v -ED -ING, -S to make afraid
FRIGID adj very cold FRIGIDLY adv
FRIJOL n pl. -ES a bean used as food
FRIJOLE n pl. -S frijol
FRILL v -ED -ING, -S to provide with a frill (an ornamental ruffled edge)
FRILLER n pl. -S one that frills
FRILLING n pl. -S an arrangement of frills
FRILLY adj FRILLIER, FRILLIEST having frills
FRINGE v FRINGED FRINGING, FRINGES to provide with a fringe (an ornamental border)
FRINGY adj FRINGIER, FRINGIEST resembling a fringe
FRIPPERY n pl. -PERIES excessive ornamentation
FRISE n pl. -S frieze
FRISETTE n pl. -S frizette
FRISEUR n pl. -S a hairdresser
FRISK v -ED -ING, -S to move or leap about playfully
FRISKER n pl. -S one that frisks
FRISKET n pl. -S a frame used to protect paper in a printing press
FRISKY adj FRISKIER, FRISKIEST lively and playful FRISKILY adv
FRISSON n pl. -S a shudder
FRIT v FRITTED FRITTING, FRITS to fuse into a vitreous substance
FRITH n pl. -S firth
FRITT v -ED -ING, -S to frit
FRITTATA n pl. -S an unfolded omelet with chopped vegetables or meat
FRITTED past tense of frit
FRITTER v -ED -ING, -S to squander little by little
FRITTING present participle of frit
FRITZ n pl. -ES a nonfunctioning state
FRIVOL v -OLED -OLING, -OLS or -OLLED, -OLLING, -OLS to behave playfully
FRIVOLER n pl. -S one that frivols
FRIZ v -ED -ING, -ES to frizz
FRIZER n pl. -S frizzer
FRIZETTE n pl. -S a frizzed fringe of hair
FRIZZ v -ED -ING, -ES to form into small, tight curls
FRIZZER n pl. -S one that frizzes
FRIZZIER comparative of frizzy
FRIZZIEST superlative of frizzy
FRIZZILY adv in a frizzy manner
FRIZZLE v -ZLED -ZLING, -ZLES to frizz
FRIZZLER n pl. -S one that frizzles
FRIZZLY adj -ZLIER, -ZLIEST frizzy
FRIZZY adj FRIZZIER, FRIZZIEST tightly curled
FRO adv away
FROCK v -ED -ING, -S to clothe in a long, loose outer garment
FROE n pl. -S a cleaving tool
FROG v FROGGED FROGGING, FROGS to hunt frogs (web-footed, tailless amphibians)
FROGEYE n pl. -S a plant disease FROGEYED adj
FROGFISH n pl. -ES a marine fish
FROGGED past tense of frog
FROGGING present participle of frog
FROGGY adj -GIER, -GIEST abounding in frogs
FROGLIKE adj resembling a frog
FROGMAN n pl. -MEN a person equipped for extended periods of underwater swimming
FROLIC v -ICKED -ICKING, -ICS to play and run about merrily FROLICKY adj
FROM prep starting at
FROMAGE n pl. -S cheese
FROMENTY n pl. -TIES frumenty
FROND n pl. -S a type of leaf FRONDED, FRONDOSE adj
FRONDEUR n pl. -S a rebel
FRONS n pl. FRONTES the upper anterior portion of an insect's head
FRONT adj FRONTER articulated at the front of the oral passage
FRONT v -ED -ING, -S to provide with a front (a forward part)
FRONTAGE n pl. -S the front of a building or lot
FRONTAL n pl. -S a bone of the skull
FRONTES pl. of frons
FRONTIER n pl. -S a border between two countries
FRONTLET n pl. -S a decorative band worn across the forehead
FRONTON n pl. -S a jai alai arena
FRORE adj frozen
FROSH n pl. FROSH a freshman
FROST v -ED -ING, -S to cover with frost (a deposit of minute ice crystals)
FROSTBIT adj injured by extreme cold
FROSTED n pl. -S a type of milk shake
FROSTING n pl. -S icing
FROSTY adj FROSTIER, FROSTIEST covered with frost FROSTILY adv
FROTH v -ED -ING, -S to foam
FROTHY adj FROTHIER, FROTHIEST foamy FROTHILY adv
FROTTAGE n pl. -S masturbation by rubbing against another person
FROTTEUR n pl. -S one who practices frottage
FROUFROU n pl. -S a rustling sound
FROUNCE v FROUNCED FROUNCING, FROUNCES to pleat
FROUZY adj -ZIER, -ZIEST frowzy
FROW n pl. -S froe
FROWARD adj disobedient
FROWN v -ED -ING, -S to contract the brow in displeasure
FROWNER n pl. -S one that frowns
FROWST v -ED -ING, -S to lounge in a stuffy room
FROWSTY adj -TIER, -TIEST musty
FROWSY adj -SIER, -SIEST frowzy
FROWZY adj -ZIER, -ZIEST unkempt FROWZILY adv
FROZE past tense of freeze
FROZEN adj very cold FROZENLY adv
FRUCTIFY v -FIED -FYING, -FIES to bear fruit
FRUCTOSE n pl. -S a sugar found in various fruits
FRUG v FRUGGED FRUGGING, FRUGS to perform a type of vigorous dance
FRUGAL adj thrifty FRUGALLY adv
FRUIT v -ED -ING, -S to bear fruit (usually edible reproductive bodies of a seed plant)
FRUITAGE n pl. -S the process of bearing fruit
FRUITER n pl. -S one that grows or sells fruit
FRUITFUL adj -FULLER, -FULLEST producing abundantly
FRUITIER comparative of fruity
FRUITIEST superlative of fruity
FRUITION n pl. -S the accomplishment of something desired
FRUITLET n pl. -S a small fruit
FRUITY adj FRUITIER, FRUITIEST suggestive of fruit FRUITILY adv
FRUMENTY n pl. -TIES a dish of wheat boiled in milk and sweetened with sugar
FRUMP n pl. -S a dowdy woman FRUMPISH adj
FRUMPY adj FRUMPIER, FRUMPIEST dowdy FRUMPILY adv
FRUSTULE n pl. -S the shell of a diatom
FRUSTUM n pl. -TA or -TUMS a part of a conical solid
FRY v FRIED FRYING, FRIES to cook over direct heat in hot fat or oil
FRYER n pl. -S one that fries
FRYPAN n pl. -S a pan for frying food
FUB v FUBBED FUBBING, FUBS to fob
FUBSY adj FUBSIER, FUBSIEST chubby and somewhat squat
FUCHSIA n pl. -S a flowering shrub
FUCHSIN n pl. -S a red dye
FUCHSINE n pl. -S fuchsin
FUCI a pl. of fucus
FUCOID n pl. -S a brown seaweed FUCOIDAL adj
FUCOSE n pl. -S a type of sugar
FUCOUS adj of or pertaining to fucoids
FUCUS n pl. -CI or -CUSES any of a genus of brown algae
FUD n pl. -S an old-fashioned person
FUDDLE v -DLED -DLING, -DLES to confuse
FUDGE v FUDGED FUDGING, FUDGES to falsify
FUEHRER n pl. -S fuhrer
FUEL v -ELED -ELING, -ELS or -ELLED, -ELLING, -ELS to provide with fuel (material used to produce energy)
FUELER n pl. -S one that fuels
FUELLER n pl. -S fueler
FUELLING a present participle of fuel
FUELWOOD n pl. -S firewood
FUG v FUGGED FUGGING, FUGS to make stuffy and odorous
FUGACITY n pl. -TIES lack of enduring qualities
FUGAL adj being in the style of a fugue FUGALLY adv
FUGATO n pl. -TOS a fugal composition
FUGGED past tense of fug
FUGGING present participle of fug
FUGGY adj -GIER, -GIEST stuffy and odorous FUGGILY adv
FUGIO n pl. -GIOS a former coin of the United States
FUGITIVE n pl. -S one who flees
FUGLE v -GLED -GLING, -GLES to lead
FUGLEMAN n pl. -MEN a leader
FUGU n pl. -S a toxin-containing fish
FUGUE v FUGUED FUGUING, FUGUES to compose a fugue (a type of musical composition)
FUGUIST n pl. -S one who composes fugues
FUHRER n pl. -S a leader
FUJI n pl. -S a silk fabric
FULCRUM n pl. -CRUMS or -CRA a support for a lever
FULFIL v -FILLED -FILLING, -FILS to fulfill
FULFILL v -ED -ING, -S to bring about the accomplishment of
FULGENT adj shining brightly
FULGID adj fulgent
FULHAM n pl. -S a loaded die
FULL adj FULLER, FULLEST filled completely
FULL v -ED -ING, -S to shrink and thicken, as cloth
FULLAM n pl. -S fulham
FULLBACK n pl. -S an offensive back in football
FULLER v -ED -ING, -S to groove with a type of hammer
FULLERY n pl. -ERIES a place for fulling cloth
FULLFACE n pl. -S a heavy-faced type
FULLNESS n pl. -ES the state of being full
FULLY adv in a full manner
FULMAR n pl. -S an arctic seabird
FULMINE v -MINED -MINING, -MINES to explode loudly
FULMINIC adj highly explosive
FULNESS n pl. -ES fullness
FULSOME adj repulsive
FULVOUS adj of a brownish yellow color
FUMARASE n pl. -S an enzyme
FUMARATE n pl. -S a chemical salt
FUMARIC adj pertaining to a certain acid
FUMAROLE n pl. -S a hole from which volcanic vapors issue
FUMATORY n pl. -RIES a fumigation chamber
FUMBLE v -BLED -BLING, -BLES to handle clumsily
FUMBLER n pl. -S one that fumbles
FUME v FUMED FUMING, FUMES to give off fumes (gaseous exhalations)
FUMELESS adj having no fumes
FUMELIKE adj resembling fumes
FUMER n pl. -S one that fumes
FUMET n pl. -S the odor of meat while cooking
FUMETTE n pl. -S fumet
FUMIER comparative of fumy
FUMIEST superlative of fumy
FUMIGANT n pl. -S a substance used in fumigating
FUMIGATE v -GATED -GATING, -GATES to subject to fumes in order to destroy pests
FUMING present participle of fume
FUMINGLY adv angrily
FUMITORY n pl. -RIES a climbing plant
FUMULUS n pl. -LI a thin cloud
FUMY adj FUMIER, FUMIEST producing or full of fumes
FUN adj FUNNER, FUNNEST providing enjoyment
FUN v FUNNED FUNNING, FUNS to act playfully
FUNCTION v -ED -ING, -S to be in action
FUNCTOR n pl. -S one that functions
FUND v -ED -ING, -S to provide money for
FUNDUS n pl. -DI the inner basal surface of a bodily organ FUNDIC adj
FUNERAL n pl. -S a ceremony held for a dead person
FUNERARY adj pertaining to a funeral
FUNEREAL adj funerary
FUNEST adj portending death or evil
FUNFAIR n pl. -S an amusement park
FUNGAL n pl. -S a fungus
FUNGI a pl. of fungus
FUNGIBLE n pl. -S something that may be exchanged for an equivalent unit of the same class
FUNGIC adj fungous
FUNGO n pl. -GOES a fly ball hit to a fielder for practice in baseball
FUNGOID n pl. -S a growth resembling a fungus
FUNGOUS adj pertaining to a fungus
FUNGUS n pl. -GI or -GUSES any of a major group of lower plants
FUNICLE n pl. -S a cordlike anatomical structure
FUNICULI n/pl funicles
FUNK v -ED -ING, -S to shrink back in fear
FUNKER n pl. -S one that funks
FUNKIA n pl. -S a flowering plant
FUNKY adj FUNKIER, FUNKIEST having an offensive odor
FUNNED past tense of fun
FUNNEL v -NELED -NELING, -NELS or -NELLED, -NELLING, -NELS to pass through a funnel (a cone-shaped utensil)
FUNNER comparative of fun
FUNNEST superlative of fun
FUNNING present participle of fun
FUNNY adj -NIER, -NIEST causing laughter or amusement FUNNILY adv
FUNNY n pl. -NIES a comic strip
FUNNYMAN n pl. -MEN a comedian
FUR v FURRED FURRING, FURS to cover with fur (a dressed animal pelt)
FURAN n pl. -S a flammable liquid
FURANE n pl. -S furan
FURANOSE n pl. -S a type of sugar
FURBELOW v -ED -ING, -S to decorate with ruffles
FURBISH v -ED -ING, -ES to polish
FURCATE v -CATED -CATING, -CATES to divide into branches
FURCRAEA n pl. -S a tropical plant
FURCULA n pl. -LAE a forked bone FURCULAR adj
FURCULUM n pl. -LA a furcula
FURFUR n pl. -ES dandruff
FURFURAL n pl. -S a chemical compound
FURFURAN n pl. -S furan
FURIBUND adj furious
FURIES pl. of fury
FURIOSO adv with great force -- used as a musical direction
FURIOUS adj extremely angry
FURL v -ED -ING, -S to roll up FURLABLE adj
FURLER n pl. -S one that furls
FURLESS adj having no fur
FURLONG n pl. -S a unit of distance
FURLOUGH v -ED -ING, -S to grant a leave of absence to
FURMENTY n pl. -TIES frumenty
FURMETY n pl. -TIES frumenty
FURMITY n pl. -TIES frumenty
FURNACE v -NACED -NACING, -NACES to subject to heat
FURNISH v -ED -ING, -ES to equip
FUROR n pl. -S an uproar
FURORE n pl. -S furor
FURRED past tense of fur
FURRIER n pl. -S one that deals in furs
FURRIERY n pl. -ERIES the business of a furrier
FURRIEST superlative of furry
FURRILY adv in a furry manner
FURRINER n pl. -S a foreigner
FURRING n pl. -S a trimming or lining of fur
FURROW v -ED -ING, -S to make furrows (narrow depressions) in
FURROWER n pl. -S one that furrows
FURROWY adj marked by furrows
FURRY adj -RIER, -RIEST covered with fur
FURTHER v -ED -ING, -S to help forward
FURTHEST a superlative of far
FURTIVE adj stealthy
FURUNCLE n pl. -S a painful swelling of the skin
FURY n pl. -RIES violent anger
FURZE n pl. -S a spiny shrub
FURZY adj FURZIER, FURZIEST abounding in furze
FUSAIN n pl. -S a fine charcoal used in drawing
FUSCOUS adj of a dusky color
FUSE v FUSED FUSING, FUSES to equip with a fuse (a detonating device)
FUSEE n pl. -S a large-headed friction match
FUSEL n pl. -S an oily liquid
FUSELAGE n pl. -S the body of an airplane
FUSELESS adj lacking a fuse
FUSIBLE adj capable of being melted FUSIBLY adv
FUSIFORM adj tapering toward each end
FUSIL n pl. -S a type of musket
FUSILE adj formed by melting
FUSILEER n pl. -S fusilier
FUSILIER n pl. -S a soldier armed with a fusil
FUSILLI n pl. -S spiral-shaped pasta
FUSING present participle of fuse
FUSION n pl. -S the act of melting together
FUSS v -ED -ING, -ES to be overly concerned with small details
FUSSER n pl. -S one that fusses
FUSSPOT n pl. -S a fusser
FUSSY adj FUSSIER, FUSSIEST overly concerned with small details FUSSILY adv
FUSTIAN n pl. -S a cotton fabric
FUSTIC n pl. -S a tropical tree
FUSTY adj -TIER, -TIEST musty FUSTILY adv
FUTHARC n pl. -S futhark
FUTHARK n pl. -S an ancient alphabet
FUTHORC n pl. -S futhark
FUTHORK n pl. -S futhark
FUTILE adj having no useful result FUTILELY adv
FUTILITY n pl. -TIES the quality of being futile
FUTON n pl. -S a cotton filled mattress for use as a bed
FUTTOCK n pl. -S a curved timber in the frame of a wooden ship
FUTURE n pl. -S the time yet to come FUTURAL adj
FUTURISM n pl. -S an artistic and literary movement
FUTURIST n pl. -S an advocate of futurism
FUTURITY n pl. -TIES the future
FUTZ v -ED -ING, -ES to spend time aimlessly
FUZE v FUZED FUZING, FUZES to fuse
FUZEE n pl. -S fusee
FUZIL n pl. -S fusil
FUZING present participle of fuze
FUZZ v -ED -ING, -ES to become fuzzy
FUZZY adj FUZZIER, FUZZIEST blurry FUZZILY adv
FYCE n pl. -S feist
FYKE n pl. -S a bag-shaped fishnet
FYLFOT n pl. -S a swastika
FYTTE n pl. -S a division of a poem or song
GAB v GABBED, GABBING, GABS to chatter
GABBARD n pl. -S a barge
GABBART n pl. -S gabbard
GABBED past tense of gab
GABBER n pl. -S one that gabs
GABBIER comparative of gabby
GABBIEST superlative of gabby
GABBING present participle of gab
GABBLE v -BLED, -BLING, -BLES to jabber
GABBLER n pl. -S one that gabbles
GABBRO n pl. -BROS a type of rock GABBROIC, GABBROID adj
GABBY adj -BIER, -BIEST talkative
GABELLE n pl. -S a tax on salt GABELLED adj
GABFEST n pl. -S an informal gathering for general talk
GABIES pl. of gaby
GABION n pl. -S a type of basket
GABLE v GABLED, GABLING, GABLES to form a triangular section of a wall
GABOON n pl. -S a spittoon
GABY n pl. -BIES a dolt
GAD v GADDED, GADDING, GADS to roam about restlessly
GADABOUT n pl. -S one that gads about
GADARENE adj headlong
GADDED past tense of gad
GADDER n pl. -S one that gads about
GADDI n pl. -S a hassock
GADDING present participle of gad
GADFLY n pl. -FLIES a biting fly
GADGET n pl. -S a mechanical device GADGETY adj
GADGETRY n pl. -RIES the devising or constructing of gadgets
GADI n pl. -S gaddi
GADID n pl. -S gadoid
GADOID n pl. -S a type of fish
GADROON v -ED, -ING, -S to decorate with bands of fluted or reeded molding
GADWALL n pl. -S a wild duck
GADZOOKS interj -- used as a mild oath
GAE v GAED, GANE or GAEN, GAEING or GAUN, GAES to go
GAFF v -ED, -ING, -S to catch a fish with a sharp hook
GAFFE n pl. -S a social blunder
GAFFER n pl. -S an old man
GAG v GAGGED, GAGGING, GAGS to stop up the mouth
GAGA adj crazy
GAGAKU n pl. -S ancient court music of Japan
GAGE v GAGED, GAGING, GAGES to pledge as security
GAGER n pl. -S gauger
GAGGED past tense of gag
GAGGER n pl. -S one that gags
GAGGING present participle of gag
GAGGLE v -GLED, -GLING, -GLES to cackle
GAGING present participle of gage
GAGMAN n pl. -MEN one who writes jokes
GAGSTER n pl. -S a gagman
GAHNITE n pl. -S a mineral
GAIETY n pl. -ETIES festive activity
GAIJIN n pl. GAIJIN a foreigner in Japan
GAILY adv in a gay manner
GAIN v -ED, -ING, -S to acquire GAINABLE adj
GAINER n pl. -S one that gains
GAINFUL adj profitable
GAINLESS adj profitless
GAINLY adj -LIER, -LIEST graceful
GAINSAY v -SAID, -SAYING, -SAYS to deny
GAINST prep against
GAIT v -ED, -ING, -S to train a horse to move in a particular way
GAITER n pl. -S a covering for the lower leg
GAL n pl. -S a girl
GALA n pl. -S a celebration
GALABIA n pl. -S djellaba
GALABIEH n pl. -S djellaba
GALABIYA n pl. -S djellaba
GALACTIC adj pertaining to a galaxy
GALAGO n pl. -GOS a small primate
GALAH n pl. -S a cockatoo
GALANGAL n pl. -S a medicinal plant
GALATEA n pl. -S a strong cotton fabric
GALAVANT v -ED, -ING, -S to gad about
GALAX n pl. -ES an evergreen herb
GALAXY n pl. -AXIES a large system of celestial bodies
GALBANUM n pl. -S a gum resin
GALE n pl. -S a strong wind
GALEA n pl. -LEAE or -LEAS a helmet-shaped anatomical part GALEATE, GALEATED adj
GALENA n pl. -S the principal ore of lead GALENIC adj
GALENITE n pl. -S galena
GALERE n pl. -S a group of people having a common quality
GALILEE n pl. -S a type of porch
GALIOT n pl. -S galliot
GALIPOT n pl. -S a type of turpentine
GALIVANT v -ED, -ING, -S to gad about
GALL v -ED, -ING, -S to vex or irritate
GALLANT v -ED, -ING, -S to court a woman
GALLATE n pl. -S a chemical salt
GALLEASS n pl. -ES a large war galley
GALLEIN n pl. -S a green dye
GALLEON n pl. -S a large sailing vessel
GALLERIA n pl. -S a roofed promenade or court
GALLERY v -LERIED, -LERYING, -LERIES to provide with a long covered area
GALLET v -ED, -ING, -S to fill in mortar joints with stone chips
GALLETA n pl. -S a perennial grass
GALLEY n pl. -LEYS a long, low medieval ship
GALLFLY n pl. -FLIES a small insect
GALLIARD n pl. -S a lively dance
GALLIASS n pl. -ES galleass
GALLIC adj containing gallium
GALLICAN adj pertaining to a French religious movement
GALLIED past tense of gally
GALLIES present 3d person sing. of gally
GALLIOT n pl. -S a small galley
GALLIPOT n pl. -S a small earthen jar
GALLIUM n pl. -S a metallic element
GALLNUT n pl. -S an abnormal swelling of plant tissue
GALLON n pl. -S a unit of liquid measure
GALLOON n pl. -S an ornamental braid
GALLOOT n pl. -S galoot
GALLOP v -ED, -ING, -S to ride a horse at full speed
GALLOPER n pl. -S one that gallops
GALLOUS adj containing gallium
GALLOWS n pl. -ES a structure used for hanging a condemned person
GALLUS n pl. -ES a suspender for trousers GALLUSED adj
GALLY v -LIED, -LYING, -LIES to frighten
GALOOT n pl. -S an awkward or uncouth person
GALOP v -ED, -ING, -S to dance a galop (a lively round dance)
GALOPADE n pl. -S a lively round dance
GALORE n pl. -S abundance
GALOSH n pl. -ES an overshoe GALOSHED adj
GALOSHE n pl. -S galosh
GALUMPH v -ED, -ING, -S to move clumsily
GALVANIC adj pertaining to a direct electric current
GALYAC n pl. -S galyak
GALYAK n pl. -S a fur made from lambskin
GAM v GAMMED, GAMMING, GAMS to visit socially
GAMA n pl. -S a pasture grass
GAMASHES n/pl boots worn by horseback riders
GAMAY n pl. -MAYS a red grape
GAMB n pl. -S a leg
GAMBA n pl. -S a bass viol
GAMBADE n pl. -S a gambado
GAMBADO n pl. -DOES or -DOS a leap made by a horse
GAMBE n pl. -S gamb
GAMBESON n pl. -S a medieval coat
GAMBIA n pl. -S gambier
GAMBIER n pl. -S an extract obtained from an Asian vine
GAMBIR n pl. -S gambier
GAMBIT n pl. -S a type of chess opening
GAMBLE v -BLED, -BLING, -BLES to play a game of chance for money or valuables
GAMBLER n pl. -S one that gambles
GAMBOGE n pl. -S a gum resin
GAMBOL v -BOLED, -BOLING, -BOLS or -BOLLED, -BOLLING, -BOLS to leap about playfully
GAMBREL n pl. -S a part of a horse's leg
GAMBUSIA n pl. -S a small fish
GAME adj GAMER, GAMEST plucky
GAME v GAMED, GAMING, GAMES to gamble
GAMECOCK n pl. -S a rooster trained for fighting
GAMELAN n pl. -S a type of orchestra
GAMELIKE adj similar to a game (a contest governed by a set of rules)
GAMELY adv in a game manner
GAMENESS n pl. -ES the quality of being game
GAMER comparative of game
GAMER n pl. -S a player who relishes competition
GAMESMAN n pl. -MEN one who plays games
GAMESOME adj playful
GAMEST superlative of game
GAMESTER n pl. -S a gambler
GAMETE n pl. -S a mature reproductive cell GAMETIC adj
GAMEY adj GAMIER, GAMIEST gamy
GAMIC adj requiring fertilization
GAMIER comparative of gamy
GAMIEST superlative of gamy
GAMILY adv in a game manner
GAMIN n pl. -S an urchin
GAMINE n pl. -S a tomboy
GAMINESS n pl. -ES the quality of being gamy
GAMING n pl. -S the practice of gambling
GAMMA n pl. -S a Greek letter
GAMMADIA n/pl Greek ornamental designs
GAMMED past tense of gam
GAMMER n pl. -S an old woman
GAMMIER comparative of gammy
GAMMIEST superlative of gammy
GAMMING present participle of gam
GAMMON v -ED, -ING, -S to mislead by deceptive talk
GAMMONER n pl. -S one that gammons
GAMMY adj -MIER, -MIEST lame
GAMODEME n pl. -S a somewhat isolated breeding community of organisms
GAMP n pl. -S a large umbrella
GAMUT n pl. -S an entire range
GAMY adj GAMIER, GAMIEST plucky
GAN past tense of gin
GANACHE n pl. -S creamy chocolate mixture
GANDER v -ED, -ING, -S to wander
GANE a past participle of gae
GANEF n pl. -S a thief
GANEV n pl. -S ganef
GANG v -ED, -ING, -S to form into a gang (a group)
GANGER n pl. -S a foreman of a gang of laborers
GANGLAND n pl. -S the criminal underworld
GANGLIA a pl. of ganglion
GANGLIAL adj gangliar
GANGLIAR adj pertaining to a ganglion
GANGLIER comparative of gangly
GANGLIEST superlative of gangly
GANGLING adj awkwardly tall and lanky
GANGLION n pl. -GLIA or -GLIONS a group of nerve cells
GANGLY adj -GLIER, -GLIEST gangling
GANGPLOW n pl. -S an agricultural implement
GANGREL n pl. -S a vagabond
GANGRENE v -GRENED, -GRENING, -GRENES to suffer the loss of tissue in part of the body
GANGSTER n pl. -S a member of a criminal gang
GANGUE n pl. -S the worthless rock in which valuable minerals are found
GANGWAY n pl. -WAYS a passageway
GANISTER n pl. -S a type of rock
GANJA n pl. -S cannabis used for smoking
GANJAH n pl. -S ganja
GANNET n pl. -S a large seabird
GANOF n pl. -S ganef
GANOID n pl. -S a type of fish
GANTLET v -ED, -ING, -S to overlap railroad tracks
GANTLINE n pl. -S a rope on a ship
GANTLOPE n pl. -S a former military punishment
GANTRY n pl. -TRIES a structure for supporting railroad signals
GANYMEDE n pl. -S a youth who serves liquors
GAOL v -ED, -ING, -S to jail
GAOLER n pl. -S jailer
GAP v GAPPED, GAPPING, GAPS to make an opening in
GAPE v GAPED, GAPING, GAPES to stare with open mouth
GAPER n pl. -S one that gapes
GAPESEED n pl. -S something that causes wonder
GAPEWORM n pl. -S a worm that causes a disease of young birds
GAPING present participle of gape
GAPINGLY adv in a gaping manner
GAPOSIS n pl. -SISES a gap in a row of buttons or snaps
GAPPED past tense of gap
GAPPING present participle of gap
GAPPY adj -PIER, -PIEST having openings
GAPY adj infested with gapeworms
GAR v GARRED, GARRING, GARS to cause or compel
GARAGE v -RAGED, -RAGING, -RAGES to put in a garage (a car shelter)
GARB v -ED, -ING, -S to clothe
GARBAGE n pl. -S food waste
GARBANZO n pl. -ZOS a chickpea
GARBLE v -BLED, -BLING, -BLES to distort the meaning of
GARBLER n pl. -S one that garbles
GARBLESS adj being without clothing
GARBOARD n pl. -S a plank on a ship's bottom
GARBOIL n pl. -S turmoil
GARCON n pl. -S a waiter
GARDANT adj turned directly toward the observer -- used of a heraldic animal
GARDEN v -ED, -ING, -S to cultivate a plot of ground
GARDENER n pl. -S one that gardens
GARDENIA n pl. -S a tropical shrub or tree
GARDYLOO interj -- used as a warning cry
GARFISH n pl. -ES a freshwater fish
GARGANEY n pl. -NEYS a small duck
GARGET n pl. -S mastitis of domestic animals GARGETY adj
GARGLE v -GLED, -GLING, -GLES to rinse the mouth or throat
GARGLER n pl. -S one that gargles
GARGOYLE n pl. -S an ornamental figure
GARIGUE n pl. -S a low scrubland
GARISH adj gaudy GARISHLY adv
GARLAND v -ED, -ING, -S to deck with wreaths of flowers
GARLIC n pl. -S an herb used in cooking GARLICKY adj
GARMENT v -ED, -ING, -S to clothe
GARNER v -ED, -ING, -S to gather and store
GARNET n pl. -S a mineral
GARNI adj garnished
GARNISH v -ED, -ING, -ES to decorate
GAROTE v GAROTED, GAROTING, GAROTES to garrote
GAROTTE v GAROTTED, GAROTTING, GAROTTES to garrote
GAROTTER n pl. -S one that garottes
GARPIKE n pl. -S a garfish
GARRED past tense of gar
GARRET n pl. -S an attic
GARRING present participle of gar
GARRISON v -ED, -ING, -S to assign to a military post
GARRON n pl. -S a small, sturdy horse
GARROTE v -ROTED, -ROTING, -ROTES to execute by strangling
GARROTER n pl. -S one that garrotes
GARROTTE v -ROTTED, -ROTTING, -ROTTES to garrote
GARTER v -ED, -ING, -S to fasten with an elastic band
GARTH n pl. -S a yard or garden
GARVEY n pl. -VEYS a small scow
GAS v GASSED, GASSING, GASES or GASSES to supply with gas (a substance capable of indefinite expansion)
GASALIER n pl. -S gaselier
GASBAG n pl. -S a bag for holding gas
GASCON n pl. -S a boaster
GASELIER n pl. -S a gaslight chandelier
GASEOUS adj pertaining to gas
GASH adj GASHER, GASHEST knowing
GASH v -ED, -ING, -ES to make a long deep cut in
GASHOUSE n pl. -S a gasworks
GASIFIED past tense of gasify
GASIFIER n pl. -S one that gasifies
GASIFORM adj having the form of gas
GASIFY v -IFIED, -IFYING, -IFIES to convert into gas
GASKET n pl. -S packing for making something fluid-tight
GASKIN n pl. -S a part of a horse's leg
GASKING n pl. -S a gasket
GASLESS adj having no gas
GASLIGHT n pl. -S light made by burning gas
GASLIT adj illuminated by gaslight
GASMAN n pl. -MEN an employee of a gas company
GASOGENE n pl. -S gazogene
GASOHOL n pl. -S a fuel mixture of gasoline and ethyl alcohol
GASOLENE n pl. -S gasoline
GASOLIER n pl. -S gaselier
GASOLINE n pl. -S a liquid fuel
GASP v -ED, -ING, -S to breathe convulsively
GASPER n pl. -S a cigarette
GASSED past tense of gas
GASSER n pl. -S one that gasses
GASSES a present 3d person sing. of gas
GASSING n pl. -S a poisoning by noxious gas
GASSY adj -SIER, -SIEST containing gas GASSILY adv
GAST v -ED, -ING, -S to scare
GASTER n pl. -S the enlarged part of the abdomen in some insects
GASTIGHT adj not allowing gas to escape or enter
GASTNESS n pl. -ES fright
GASTRAEA n pl. -S a type of metazoan
GASTRAL adj pertaining to the stomach
GASTREA n pl. -S gastraea
GASTRIC adj pertaining to the stomach
GASTRIN n pl. -S a hormone
GASTRULA n pl. -LAS or -LAE a metazoan embryo
GASWORKS n pl. GASWORKS a factory where gas is produced
GAT n pl. -S a pistol
GATE v GATED, GATING, GATES to supply with a gate (a movable barrier)
GATEAU n pl. -TEAUX a rich layer cake
GATEFOLD n pl. -S a folded insert in a book or magazine
GATELESS adj lacking a gate
GATELIKE adj resembling a gate
GATEMAN n pl. -MEN a person in charge of a gate
GATEPOST n pl. -S a post from which a gate is hung
GATEWAY n pl. -WAYS a passage that may be closed by a gate
GATHER v -ED, -ING, -S to bring together into one place or group
GATHERER n pl. -S one that gathers
GATING present participle of gate
GATOR n pl. -S an alligator
GAUCHE adj GAUCHER, GAUCHEST lacking social grace GAUCHELY adv
GAUCHO n pl. -CHOS a cowboy of the South American pampas
GAUD n pl. -S a showy ornament
GAUDERY n pl. -ERIES finery
GAUDY adj GAUDIER, GAUDIEST tastelessly showy GAUDILY adv
GAUDY n pl. -DIES a festival
GAUFFER v -ED, -ING, -S to goffer
GAUGE v GAUGED, GAUGING, GAUGES to measure precisely
GAUGER n pl. -S one that gauges
GAULT n pl. -S a heavy, thick clay soil
GAUM v -ED, -ING, -S to smear
GAUN present participle of gae
GAUNT adj GAUNTER, GAUNTEST emaciated GAUNTLY adv
GAUNTLET v -ED, -ING, -S to gantlet
GAUNTRY n pl. -TRIES gantry
GAUR n pl. -S a wild ox
GAUSS n pl. -ES a unit of magnetic induction
GAUZE n pl. -S a transparent fabric
GAUZY adj GAUZIER, GAUZIEST resembling gauze GAUZILY adv
GAVAGE n pl. -S introduction of material into the stomach by a tube
GAVE past tense of give
GAVEL v -ELED, -ELING, -ELS or -ELLED, -ELLING, -ELS to signal for attention or order by use of a gavel (a small mallet)
GAVELOCK n pl. -S a crowbar
GAVIAL n pl. -S a large reptile
GAVOT n pl. -S a French dance
GAVOTTE v -VOTTED, -VOTTING, -VOTTES to dance a gavot
GAWK v -ED, -ING, -S to stare stupidly
GAWKER n pl. -S one that gawks
GAWKIER comparative of gawky
GAWKIES pl. of gawky
GAWKISH adj gawky
GAWKY adj GAWKIER, GAWKIEST awkward GAWKILY adv
GAWKY n pl. GAWKIES an awkward person
GAWP v -ED, -ING, -S to stare stupidly
GAWPER n pl. -S one that gawps
GAWSIE adj well-fed and healthy looking
GAWSY adj gawsie
GAY adj GAYER, GAYEST merry
GAY n pl. GAYS a homosexual
GAYAL n pl. -S a domesticated ox
GAYETY n pl. -ETIES gaiety
GAYLY adv in a gay manner
GAYNESS n pl. -ES gaiety
GAYWINGS n pl. GAYWINGS a perennial herb
GAZABO n pl. -BOS or -BOES a fellow
GAZANIA n pl. -S a South African herb
GAZAR n pl. -S silky sheer fabric
GAZE v GAZED, GAZING, GAZES to look intently
GAZEBO n pl. -BOS or -BOES a roofed structure open on the sides
GAZELLE n pl. -S a small antelope
GAZER n pl. -S one that gazes
GAZETTE v -ZETTED, -ZETTING, -ZETTES to announce in an official journal
GAZING present participle of gaze
GAZOGENE n pl. -S an apparatus for carbonating liquids
GAZPACHO n pl. -CHOS a cold, spicy soup
GAZUMP v -ED, -ING, -S to cheat by raising the price originally agreed upon
GAZUMPER n pl. -S one that gazumps
GEAR v -ED, -ING, -S to provide with gears (toothed machine parts)
GEARBOX n pl. -ES an automotive transmission
GEARCASE n pl. -S a casing for gears
GEARING n pl. -S a system of gears
GEARLESS adj being without gears
GECK v -ED, -ING, -S to mock
GECKO n pl. GECKOS or GECKOES a small lizard
GED n pl. -S a food fish
GEE v GEED, GEEING, GEES to turn to the right
GEEGAW n pl. -S gewgaw
GEEK n pl. -S a carnival performer
GEEKY adj GEEKIER, GEEKIEST socially awkward or unappealing
GEEPOUND n pl. -S a unit of mass
GEESE pl. of goose
GEEST n pl. -S old alluvial matter
GEEZ interj jeez
GEEZER n pl. -S an eccentric man
GEISHA n pl. -S a Japanese girl trained to entertain
GEL v GELLED, GELLING, GELS to become like jelly GELABLE adj
GELADA n pl. -S a baboon
GELANT n pl. -S gellant
GELATE v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES to gel
GELATI a pl. of gelato
GELATIN n pl. -S a glutinous substance
GELATINE n pl. -S gelatin
GELATING present participle of gelate
GELATION n pl. -S the process of gelling
GELATO n pl. -TI or -TOS Italian ice cream
GELD v -ED, -ING, -S to castrate
GELDER n pl. -S one that gelds
GELDING n pl. -S a castrated animal
GELEE n pl. -S a cosmetic gel
GELID adj icy GELIDLY adv
GELIDITY n pl. -TIES iciness
GELLANT n pl. -S a substance used to produce gelling
GELLED past tense of gel
GELLING present participle of gel
GELSEMIA n/pl medicinal plant roots
GELT n pl. -S money
GEM v GEMMED, GEMMING, GEMS to adorn with gems (precious stones)
GEMINAL adj of or pertaining to two substituents on the same atom
GEMINATE v -NATED, -NATING, -NATES to arrange in pairs
GEMLIKE adj resembling a gem
GEMMA n pl. -MAE an asexual reproductive structure
GEMMATE v -MATED, -MATING, -MATES to produce gemmae
GEMMED past tense of gem
GEMMIER comparative of gemmy
GEMMIEST superlative of gemmy
GEMMILY adv in a manner suggesting a gem
GEMMING present participle of gem
GEMMULE n pl. -S a small gemma
GEMMY adj -MIER, -MIEST resembling a gem
GEMOLOGY n pl. -GIES the science of gems
GEMOT n pl. -S a public meeting in Anglo-Saxon England
GEMOTE n pl. -S gemot
GEMSBOK n pl. -S a large antelope
GEMSBUCK n pl. -S gemsbok
GEMSTONE n pl. -S a precious stone
GEN n pl. -S information obtained from study
GENDARME n pl. -S a policeman
GENDER v -ED, -ING, -S to engender
GENE n pl. -S a hereditary unit
GENERA a pl. of genus
GENERAL n pl. -S a military officer
GENERATE v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES to bring into existence
GENERIC n pl. -S a type of drug
GENEROUS adj willing to give
GENESIS n pl. GENESES an origin
GENET n pl. -S a carnivorous mammal
GENETIC adj pertaining to genetics
GENETICS n/pl the science of heredity
GENETTE n pl. -S genet
GENEVA n pl. -S a liquor
GENIAL adj having a pleasant or friendly manner GENIALLY adv
GENIC adj pertaining to genes
GENIE n pl. -S jinni
GENII a pl. of genius
GENIP n pl. -S a tropical tree
GENIPAP n pl. -S a tropical tree
GENITAL adj pertaining to reproduction
GENITALS n/pl the sexual organs
GENITIVE n pl. -S a grammatical case
GENITOR n pl. -S a male parent
GENITURE n pl. -S birth
GENIUS n pl. GENIUSES or GENII an exceptional natural aptitude
GENOA n pl. -S a triangular sail
GENOCIDE n pl. -S the deliberate extermination of a national or racial group
GENOISE n pl. -S a rich spongecake
GENOM n pl. -S genome
GENOME n pl. -S a haploid set of chromosomes GENOMIC adj
GENOTYPE n pl. -S the genetic constitution of an organism
GENRE n pl. -S a type or kind
GENRO n pl. -ROS a group of elder statesmen in Japan
GENS n pl. GENTES a type of clan
GENSENG n pl. -S ginseng
GENT n pl. -S a gentleman
GENTEEL adj -TEELER, -TEELEST well-bred or refined
GENTES pl. of gens
GENTIAN n pl. -S a flowering plant
GENTIL adj kind
GENTILE n pl. -S a non-Jewish person
GENTLE adj -TLER, -TLEST mild GENTLY adv
GENTLE v -TLED, -TLING, -TLES to tame
GENTOO n pl. -S a type of penguin
GENTRICE n pl. -S good breeding
GENTRIFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to renew a decayed urban area so as to attract middle-class residents
GENTRY n pl. -TRIES people of high social class
GENU n pl. GENUA the knee
GENUINE adj authentic
GENUS n pl. GENERA or GENUSES a kind, sort, or class
GEODE n pl. -S a type of rock
GEODESIC n pl. -S a geometric line
GEODESY n pl. -SIES geographical surveying
GEODETIC adj pertaining to geodesy
GEODIC adj of or pertaining to a geode
GEODUCK n pl. -S a large, edible clam
GEOGNOSY n pl. -SIES a branch of geology
GEOID n pl. -S a hypothetical surface of the earth GEOIDAL adj
GEOLOGER n pl. -S a specialist in geology
GEOLOGY n pl. -GIES the science that deals with the origin and structure of the earth GEOLOGIC adj
GEOMANCY n pl. -CIES a method of foretelling the future by geographical features
GEOMETER n pl. -S a specialist in geometry
GEOMETRY n pl. -TRIES a branch of mathematics
GEOPHAGY n pl. -GIES the practice of eating earthy substances
GEOPHONE n pl. -S a device that detects vibrations in the earth
GEOPHYTE n pl. -S a plant having underground buds
GEOPONIC adj pertaining to farming
GEOPROBE n pl. -S a spacecraft for exploring space near the earth
GEORGIC n pl. -S a poem about farming
GEOTAXIS n pl. -TAXES the movement of an organism in response to gravity
GERAH n pl. -S a Hebrew unit of weight
GERANIAL n pl. -S citral
GERANIOL n pl. -S an alcohol used in perfumes
GERANIUM n pl. -S a flowering plant
GERARDIA n pl. -S an herb
GERBERA n pl. -S an herb
GERBIL n pl. -S a burrowing rodent
GERBILLE n pl. -S gerbil
GERENT n pl. -S a ruler or manager
GERENUK n pl. -S a long-necked antelope
GERM n pl. -S a microorganism that causes disease
GERMAN n pl. -S an elaborate dance
GERMANE adj relevant
GERMANIC adj containing germanium (a metallic element)
GERMEN n pl. -MENS or -MINA something that serves as an origin
GERMFREE adj free from germs
GERMIER comparative of germy
GERMIEST superlative of germy
GERMINA a pl. of germen
GERMINAL adj being in the earliest stage of development
GERMY adj GERMIER, GERMIEST full of germs
GERONTIC adj pertaining to old age
GERUND n pl. -S a verbal noun
GESNERIA adj designating a type of flowering plant
GESSO n pl. -SOES a plaster mixture
GESSOED adj having gesso as a coating or constituent part
GEST n pl. -S a feat
GESTALT n pl. -STALTS or -STALTEN a unified whole
GESTAPO n pl. -POS a secret-police organization
GESTATE v -TATED, -TATING, -TATES to carry in the uterus during pregnancy
GESTE n pl. -S gest
GESTIC adj pertaining to bodily motion
GESTICAL adj gestic
GESTURAL adj pertaining to or consisting of gestures (expressive bodily motions)
GESTURE v -TURED, -TURING, -TURES to express by bodily motion
GESTURER n pl. -S one that gestures
GET n pl. GITTIN a divorce under Jewish law
GET v GOT, GOTTEN, GETTING, GETS to obtain or acquire GETABLE, GETTABLE adj
GETA n pl. -S a Japanese wooden clog
GETAWAY n pl. -AWAYS an escape
GETTER v -ED, -ING, -S to purify with a chemically active substance
GETTING present participle of get
GETUP n pl. -S a costume
GEUM n pl. -S a perennial herb
GEWGAW n pl. -S a showy trinket
GEY adv very
GEYSER n pl. -S a spring that ejects jets of hot water and steam
GHARIAL n pl. -S a large reptile
GHARRI n pl. -S gharry
GHARRY n pl. -RIES a carriage used in India
GHAST adj ghastly
GHASTFUL adj frightful
GHASTLY adj -LIER, -LIEST terrifying
GHAT n pl. -S a passage leading down to a river
GHAUT n pl. -S ghat
GHAZI n pl. -S or -ES a Muslim war hero
GHEE n pl. -S a kind of liquid butter made in India
GHERAO v -ED, -ING, -ES to coerce by physical means
GHERKIN n pl. -S a small cucumber
GHETTO v -ED, -ING, -S or -ES to isolate in a slum
GHI n pl. -S ghee
GHIBLI n pl. -S a hot desert wind
GHILLIE n pl. -S a type of shoe
GHOST v -ED, -ING, -S to haunt
GHOSTING n pl. -S a false image on a television screen
GHOSTLY adj -LIER, -LIEST spectral
GHOSTY adj GHOSTIER, GHOSTIEST ghostly
GHOUL n pl. -S a demon GHOULISH adj
GHOULIE n pl. -S a ghoul
GHYLL n pl. -S a ravine
GIANT n pl. -S a person or thing of great size
GIANTESS n pl. -ES a female giant
GIANTISM n pl. -S the condition of being a giant
GIAOUR n pl. -S a non-Muslim
GIB v GIBBED, GIBBING, GIBS to fasten with a wedge of wood or metal
GIBBER v -ED, -ING, -S to jabber
GIBBET v -BETED, -BETING, -BETS or -BETTED, -BETTING, -BETS to execute by hanging
GIBBING present participle of gib
GIBBON n pl. -S an arboreal ape
GIBBOSE adj gibbous
GIBBOUS adj irregularly rounded
GIBBSITE n pl. -S a mineral
GIBE v GIBED, GIBING, GIBES to jeer GIBINGLY adv
GIBER n pl. -S one that gibes
GIBLET n pl. -S an edible part of a fowl
GIBSON n pl. -S a martini served with a tiny onion
GID n pl. -S a disease of sheep
GIDDAP interj -- used as a command to a horse to go faster
GIDDY adj -DIER, -DIEST dizzy GIDDILY adv
GIDDY v -DIED, -DYING, -DIES to make giddy
GIDDYAP interj giddap
GIDDYUP interj giddap
GIE v GIED, GIEN, GIEING, GIES to give
GIFT v -ED, -ING, -S to present with a gift (something given without charge)
GIFTEDLY adv in a talented manner
GIFTLESS adj being without a gift
GIFTWARE n pl. -S wares suitable for gifts
GIG v GIGGED, GIGGING, GIGS to catch fish with a pronged spear
GIGA n pl. GIGHE a gigue
GIGABIT n pl. -S a unit of information
GIGABYTE n pl. -S 1,073,741,824 bytes
GIGANTIC adj huge
GIGAS adj pertaining to variations in plant development
GIGATON n pl. -S a unit of weight
GIGAWATT n pl. -S a unit of power
GIGGED past tense of gig
GIGGING present participle of gig
GIGGLE v -GLED, -GLING, -GLES to laugh in a silly manner
GIGGLER n pl. -S one that giggles
GIGGLY adj -GLIER, -GLIEST tending to giggle
GIGHE pl. of giga
GIGLET n pl. -S a playful girl
GIGLOT n pl. -S giglet
GIGOLO n pl. -LOS a man supported financially by a woman
GIGOT n pl. -S a leg of lamb
GIGUE n pl. -S a lively dance
GILBERT n pl. -S a unit of magnetomotive force
GILD v GILDED or GILT, GILDING, GILDS to cover with a thin layer of gold
GILDER n pl. -S one that gilds
GILDHALL n pl. -S a town hall
GILDING n pl. -S the application of gilt
GILL v -ED, -ING, -S to catch fish with a type of net
GILLER n pl. -S one that gills
GILLIE n pl. -S ghillie
GILLNET v -NETTED, -NETTING, -NETS to gill
GILLY v -LIED, -LYING, -LIES to transport on a type of wagon
GILT n pl. -S the gold with which something is gilded
GILTHEAD n pl. -S a marine fish
GIMBAL v -BALED, -BALING, -BALS or -BALLED, -BALLING, -BALS to support on a set of rings
GIMCRACK n pl. -S a gewgaw
GIMEL n pl. -S a Hebrew letter
GIMLET n -ED, -ING, -S to pierce with a boring tool
GIMMAL n pl. -S a pair of interlocked rings
GIMME n pl. -S something easily won
GIMMICK v -ED, -ING, -S to provide with a gimmick (a novel or tricky feature)
GIMMICKY adj having or being like a gimmick
GIMMIE n pl. -MIES an easy golf putt conceded to an opponent
GIMP v -ED, -ING, -S to limp
GIMPIER comparative of gimpy
GIMPIEST superlative of gimpy
GIMPY adj GIMPIER, GIMPIEST limping
GIN v GAN, GUNNEN, GINNING, GINS to begin
GIN v GINNED, GINNING, GINS to remove seeds from cotton
GINGAL n pl. -S jingal
GINGALL n pl. -S jingal
GINGELEY n pl. -LEYS gingelly
GINGELI n pl. -S gingelly
GINGELIES pl. of gingely
GINGELLI n pl. -S gingelly
GINGELLY n pl. -LIES the sesame seed or its oil
GINGELY n pl. -LIES gingelly
GINGER v -ED, -ING, -S to flavor with ginger (a pungent spice)
GINGERLY adv in a careful manner
GINGERY adj having the characteristics of ginger
GINGHAM n pl. -S a cotton fabric
GINGILI n pl. GINGILIS gingelly
GINGILLI n pl. -S gingelly
GINGIVA n pl. -VAE the fleshy tissue that surrounds the teeth GINGIVAL adj
GINGKO n pl. -KOES ginkgo
GINK n pl. -S a fellow
GINKGO n pl. -GOES or -GOS an ornamental tree
GINNED past tense of gin
GINNER n pl. -S one that gins cotton
GINNING n pl. -S cotton as it comes from a gin
GINNY adj GINNIER, GINNIEST affected with gin (a strong liquor)
GINSENG n pl. -S a perennial herb
GIP v GIPPED, GIPPING, GIPS to gyp
GIPON n pl. -S jupon
GIPPER n pl. -S one that gips
GIPPING present participle of gip
GIPSY v -SIED, -SYING, -SIES to gypsy
GIRAFFE n pl. -S a long-necked mammal
GIRASOL n pl. -S a variety of opal
GIRASOLE n pl. -S girasol
GIRD v GIRDED or GIRT, GIRDING, GIRDS to surround
GIRDER n pl. -S a horizontal support
GIRDLE v -DLED, -DLING, -DLES to encircle with a belt
GIRDLER n pl. -S one that girdles
GIRL n pl. -S a female child
GIRLHOOD n pl. -S the state of being a girl
GIRLIE pl. -S a publication featuring scantily clothed women
GIRLISH adj of, pertaining to, or having the characteristics of a girl
GIRLY pl. -S girlie
GIRN v -ED, -ING, -S to snarl
GIRO n pl. -ROS an autogiro
GIRON n pl. -S gyron
GIROSOL n pl. -S girasol
GIRSH n pl. -ES qursh
GIRT v -ED, -ING, -S to gird
GIRTH v -ED, -ING, -S to encircle
GISARME n pl. -S a medieval weapon
GISMO n pl. -MOS a gadget
GIST n pl. -S the main point of a matter
GIT n pl. -S a foolish person
GITANO n pl. -NOS a Spanish gypsy
GITTERN n pl. -S a medieval guitar
GIVE v GAVE, GIVEN, GIVING, GIVES to transfer freely to another's possession GIVEABLE adj
GIVEAWAY n pl. -AWAYS something given away free of charge
GIVEBACK n pl. -S a worker's benefit given back to management
GIVEN n pl. -S something assigned as a basis for a calculation
GIVER n pl. -S one that gives
GIVING present participle of give
GIZMO n pl. -MOS gismo
GIZZARD n pl. -S a digestive organ
GJETOST n pl. -S a hard brown cheese
GLABELLA n pl. -BELLAE the smooth area between the eyebrows
GLABRATE adj glabrous
GLABROUS adj smooth
GLACE v -CEED, -CEING, -CES to cover with icing
GLACIAL adj of or pertaining to glaciers
GLACIATE v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES to cover with glaciers
GLACIER n pl. -S a huge mass of ice
GLACIS n pl. -CISES a slope
GLAD adj GLADDER, GLADDEST feeling pleasure
GLAD v GLADDED, GLADDING, GLADS to gladden
GLADDEN v -ED, -ING, -S to make glad
GLADDER comparative of glad
GLADDEST superlative of glad
GLADDING present participle of glad
GLADE n pl. -S an open space in a forest
GLADIATE adj shaped like a sword
GLADIER comparative of glady
GLADIEST superlative of glady
GLADIOLA n pl. -S a flowering plant
GLADIOLI n/pl segments of the sternum
GLADLY adv -LIER, -LIEST in a glad manner
GLADNESS n pl. -ES the state of being glad
GLADSOME adj -SOMER, -SOMEST glad
GLADY adj GLADIER, GLADIEST having glades
GLAIKET adj glaikit
GLAIKIT adj foolish
GLAIR v -ED, -ING, -S to coat with egg white
GLAIRE v GLAIRED, GLAIRING, GLAIRES to glair
GLAIRY adj GLAIRIER, GLAIRIEST resembling egg white
GLAIVE n pl. -S a sword GLAIVED adj
GLAMOR n pl. -S alluring attractiveness
GLAMOUR v -ED, -ING, -S to bewitch
GLANCE v GLANCED, GLANCING, GLANCES to look quickly
GLANCER n pl. -S one that glances
GLAND n pl. -S a secreting organ
GLANDERS n/pl a disease of horses
GLANDULE n pl. -S a small gland
GLANS n pl. GLANDES the tip of the penis or clitoris
GLARE v GLARED, GLARING, GLARES to shine with a harshly brilliant light
GLARY adj GLARIER, GLARIEST glaring
GLASNOST n pl. -S a Soviet policy of open political discussion
GLASS v -ED, -ING, -ES to encase in glass (a transparent substance)
GLASSFUL n pl. -FULS as much as a drinking glass will hold
GLASSIE n pl. -S a type of playing marble
GLASSIER comparative of glassy
GLASSIEST superlative of glassy
GLASSILY adv in a glassy manner
GLASSINE n pl. -S a type of paper
GLASSMAN n pl. -MEN a glazier
GLASSY adj GLASSIER, GLASSIEST resembling glass
GLAUCOMA n pl. -S a disease of the eye
GLAUCOUS adj bluish green
GLAZE v GLAZED, GLAZING, GLAZES to fit windows with glass panes
GLAZER n pl. -S a glazier
GLAZIER n pl. -S one that glazes
GLAZIERY n pl. -ZIERIES the work of a glazier
GLAZING n pl. -S glaziery
GLAZY adj GLAZIER, GLAZIEST covered with a smooth, glossy coating
GLEAM v -ED, -ING, -S to shine with a soft radiance
GLEAMER n pl. -S one that gleams
GLEAMY adj GLEAMIER, GLEAMIEST gleaming
GLEAN v -ED, -ING, -S to gather little by little
GLEANER n pl. -S one that gleans
GLEANING n pl. -S something that is gleaned
GLEBA n pl. -BAE a spore-bearing mass of some fungi
GLEBE n pl. -S the soil or earth
GLED n pl. -S glede
GLEDE n pl. -S a bird of prey
GLEE n pl. -S an unaccompanied song
GLEED n pl. -S a glowing coal
GLEEFUL adj merry
GLEEK v -ED, -ING, -S to gibe
GLEEMAN n pl. -MEN a minstrel
GLEESOME adj gleeful
GLEET v -ED, -ING, -S to discharge mucus from the urethra
GLEETY adj GLEETIER, GLEETIEST resembling mucus
GLEG adj alert GLEGLY adv
GLEGNESS n pl. -ES alertness
GLEN n pl. -S a small valley GLENLIKE adj
GLENOID adj having the shallow or slightly cupped form of a bone socket
GLEY n pl. GLEYS a clay soil layer GLEYED adj
GLEYING n pl. -S development of gley
GLIA n pl. -S supporting tissue that binds nerve tissue
GLIADIN n pl. -S a simple protein
GLIADINE n pl. -S gliadin
GLIAL adj pertaining to the supporting tissue of the central nervous system
GLIB adj GLIBBER, GLIBBEST fluent GLIBLY adv
GLIBNESS n pl. -ES the quality of being glib
GLIDE v GLIDED, GLIDING, GLIDES to move effortlessly
GLIDER n pl. -S a type of aircraft
GLIFF n pl. -S a brief moment
GLIM n pl. -S a light or lamp
GLIME v GLIMED, GLIMING, GLIMES to glance slyly
GLIMMER v -ED, -ING, -S to shine faintly or unsteadily
GLIMPSE v GLIMPSED, GLIMPSING, GLIMPSES to see for an instant
GLIMPSER n pl. -S one that glimpses
GLINT v -ED, -ING, -S to glitter
GLIOMA n pl. -MAS or -MATA a type of tumor
GLISSADE v -SADED, -SADING, -SADES to perform a gliding dance step
GLISTEN v -ED, -ING, -S to shine by reflection
GLISTER v -ED, -ING, -S to glisten
GLITCH n pl. -ES a malfunction
GLITCHY adj characterized by glitches
GLITTER v -ED, -ING, -S to sparkle
GLITTERY adj glittering
GLITZ n pl. -ES gaudy showiness
GLITZY adj GLITZIER, GLITZIEST showy
GLOAM n pl. -S twilight
GLOAMING n pl. -S twilight
GLOAT v -ED, -ING, -S to regard with great or excessive satisfaction
GLOATER n pl. -S one that gloats
GLOB n pl. -S a rounded mass
GLOBAL adj spherical GLOBALLY adv
GLOBATE adj spherical
GLOBATED adj spherical
GLOBBY adj -BIER, -BIEST full of globs
GLOBE v GLOBED, GLOBING, GLOBES to form into a perfectly round body
GLOBIN n pl. -S a simple protein
GLOBOID n pl. -S a spheroid
GLOBOSE adj spherical
GLOBOUS adj spherical
GLOBULAR adj spherical
GLOBULE n pl. -S a small spherical mass
GLOBULIN n pl. -S a simple protein
GLOCHID n pl. -S a barbed hair on some plants
GLOGG n pl. -S an alcoholic beverage
GLOM v GLOMMED, GLOMMING, GLOMS to steal
GLOMUS n pl. -MERA a type of vascular tuft
GLONOIN n pl. -S nitroglycerin
GLOOM v -ED, -ING, -S to become dark
GLOOMFUL adj gloomy
GLOOMING n pl. -S gloaming
GLOOMY adj GLOOMIER, GLOOMIEST dismally dark GLOOMILY adv
GLOP v GLOPPED, GLOPPING, GLOPS to cover with glop (a messy mass or mixture)
GLOPPY adj being or resembling glop
GLORIA n pl. -S a halo
GLORIED past tense of glory
GLORIES present 3d person sing. of glory
GLORIFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to bestow honor or praise on
GLORIOLE n pl. -S a halo
GLORIOUS adj magnificent
GLORY v -RIED, -RYING, -RIES to rejoice proudly
GLOSS v -ED, -ING, -ES to make lustrous
GLOSSA n pl. -SAE or -SAS the tongue GLOSSAL adj
GLOSSARY n pl. -RIES a list of terms and their definitions
GLOSSEME n pl. -S the smallest linguistic unit that signals a meaning
GLOSSER n pl. -S one that glosses
GLOSSIER comparative of glossy
GLOSSIES pl. of glossy
GLOSSINA n pl. -S a tsetse fly
GLOSSY adj GLOSSIER, GLOSSIEST lustrous GLOSSILY adv
GLOSSY n pl. GLOSSIES a type of photograph
GLOST n pl. -S pottery that has been coated with a glassy surface
GLOTTIS n pl. -TISES or -TIDES the opening between the vocal cords GLOTTAL, GLOTTIC adj
GLOUT v -ED, -ING, -S to scowl
GLOVE v GLOVED, GLOVING, GLOVES to furnish with gloves (hand coverings)
GLOVER n pl. -S a maker or seller of gloves
GLOW v -ED, -ING, -S to emit light and heat
GLOWER v -ED, -ING, -S to scowl
GLOWFLY n pl. -FLIES a firefly
GLOWWORM n pl. -S a luminous insect
GLOXINIA n pl. -S a tropical plant
GLOZE v GLOZED, GLOZING, GLOZES to explain away
GLUCAGON n pl. -S a hormone
GLUCAN n pl. -S a polymer of glucose
GLUCINUM n pl. -S a metallic element GLUCINIC adj
GLUCOSE n pl. -S a sugar GLUCOSIC adj
GLUE v GLUED, GLUING or GLUEING, GLUES to fasten with glue (an adhesive substance)
GLUELIKE adj resembling glue
GLUEPOT n pl. -S a pot for melting glue
GLUER n pl. -S one that glues
GLUEY adj GLUIER, GLUIEST resembling glue GLUILY adv
GLUG v GLUGGED, GLUGGING, GLUGS to make a gurgling sound
GLUING present participle of glue
GLUM adj GLUMMER, GLUMMEST being in low spirits GLUMLY adv
GLUME n pl. -S a bract on grassy plants
GLUMNESS n pl. -ES the state of being glum
GLUMPY adj GLUMPIER, GLUMPIEST glum GLUMPILY adv
GLUNCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to frown
GLUON n pl. -S a hypothetical massless particle binding quarks together
GLUT v GLUTTED, GLUTTING, GLUTS to feed or fill to excess
GLUTEAL adj of or pertaining to the buttock muscles
GLUTEI pl. of gluteus
GLUTELIN n pl. -S a plant protein
GLUTEN n pl. -S a tough elastic plant protein substance
GLUTEUS n pl. -TEI a buttock muscle
GLUTTED past tense of glut
GLUTTING present participle of glut
GLUTTON n pl. -S a person who eats to excess
GLUTTONY n pl. -TONIES excessive eating
GLYCAN n pl. -S a carbohydrate
GLYCERIN n pl. -S a glycerol GLYCERIC adj
GLYCEROL n pl. -S a syrupy alcohol
GLYCERYL n pl. -S a radical derived from glycerol
GLYCIN n pl. -S a compound used in photography
GLYCINE n pl. -S an amino acid
GLYCOGEN n pl. -S a carbohydrate
GLYCOL n pl. -S an alcohol GLYCOLIC adj
GLYCONIC n pl. -S a type of verse line
GLYCOSYL n pl. -S a radical derived from glucose
GLYCYL n pl. -S a radical derived from glycine
GLYPH n pl. -S an ornamental groove GLYPHIC adj
GLYPTIC n pl. -S the art or process of engraving on gems
GNAR v GNARRED, GNARRING, GNARS to snarl
GNARL v -ED, -ING, -S to twist into a state of deformity
GNARLY adj GNARLIER, GNARLIEST gnarled
GNARR v -ED, -ING, -S to gnar
GNARRED past tense of gnar
GNARRING present participle of gnar
GNASH v -ED, -ING, -ES to grind the teeth together
GNAT n pl. -S a small winged insect
GNATHAL adj gnathic
GNATHIC adj of or pertaining to the jaw
GNATHION n pl. -S the tip of the chin
GNATHITE n pl. -S a jawlike appendage of an insect
GNATLIKE adj resembling a gnat
GNATTY adj -TIER, -TIEST infested with gnats
GNAW v GNAWED, GNAWN, GNAWING, GNAWS to wear away by persistent biting GNAWABLE adj
GNAWER n pl. -S one that gnaws
GNAWING n pl. -S a persistent dull pain
GNAWN a past participle of gnaw
GNEISS n pl. -ES a type of rock GNEISSIC adj
GNOCCHI n/pl dumplings made of pasta
GNOME n pl. -S a dwarf
GNOMIC adj resembling or containing aphorisms
GNOMICAL adj gnomic
GNOMISH adj resembling a gnome
GNOMIST n pl. -S a writer of aphorisms
GNOMON n pl. -S a part of a sundial GNOMONIC adj
GNOSIS n pl. GNOSES mystical knowledge
GNOSTIC adj possessing knowledge
GNU n pl. -S a large antelope
GO v WENT, GONE, GOING, GOES to move along
GOA n pl. -S an Asian gazelle
GOAD v -ED, -ING, -S to drive animals with a goad (a pointed stick)
GOADLIKE adj resembling a goad
GOAL v -ED, -ING, -S to score a goal (a point-scoring play in some games)
GOALIE n pl. -S a player who defends against goals
GOALLESS adj having no goal
GOALPOST n pl. -S a post that marks a boundary of the scoring area in some games
GOALWARD adv toward a goal (a point-scoring area)
GOANNA n pl. -S a large monitor lizard
GOAT n pl. -S a horned mammal
GOATEE n pl. -S a small pointed beard GOATEED adj
GOATFISH n pl. -ES a tropical fish
GOATHERD n pl. -S one who tends goats
GOATISH adj resembling a goat
GOATLIKE adj goatish
GOATSKIN n pl. -S the hide of a goat
GOB v GOBBED, GOBBING, GOBS to fill a mine pit with waste material
GOBAN n pl. -S gobang
GOBANG n pl. -S a Japanese game
GOBBED past tense of gob
GOBBET n pl. -S a piece of raw meat
GOBBING present participle of gob
GOBBLE v -BLED, -BLING, -BLES to eat hastily
GOBBLER n pl. -S a male turkey
GOBIES pl. of goby
GOBIOID n pl. -S a fish of the goby family
GOBLET n pl. -S a drinking vessel
GOBLIN n pl. -S an evil or mischievous creature
GOBO n pl. -BOS or -BOES a device used to shield a microphone from extraneous sounds
GOBONEE adj gobony
GOBONY adj compony
GOBY n pl. GOBIES a small fish
GOD v GODDED, GODDING, GODS to treat as a god (a supernatural being)
GODCHILD n pl. -CHILDREN one whom a person sponsors at baptism
GODDAM v -DAMMED, -DAMMING, -DAMS goddamn
GODDAMN v -ED, -ING, -S to damn
GODDED past tense of god
GODDESS n pl. -ES a female god
GODDING present participle of god
GODET n pl. -S insert of cloth in a seam
GODHEAD n pl. -S godhood
GODHOOD n pl. -S the state of being a god
GODLESS adj worshiping no god
GODLIER comparative of godly
GODLIEST superlative of godly
GODLIKE adj divine
GODLING n pl. -S a lesser god
GODLY adj -LIER, -LIEST pious GODLILY adv
GODOWN n pl. -S an oriental warehouse
GODROON n pl. -S gadroon
GODSEND n pl. -S an unexpected boon
GODSHIP n pl. -S the rank of a god
GODSON n pl. -S a male godchild
GODWIT n pl. -S a wading bird
GOER n pl. -S one that goes
GOETHITE n pl. -S an ore of iron
GOFER n pl. -S an employee who runs errands
GOFFER v -ED, -ING, -S to press ridges or pleats into
GOGGLE v -GLED, -GLING, -GLES to stare with wide eyes
GOGGLER n pl. -S one that goggles
GOGGLY adj -GLIER, -GLIEST wide-eyed
GOGLET n pl. -S a long-necked jar
GOGO n pl. -GOS a discotheque
GOING n pl. -S an advance toward an objective
GOITER n pl. -S an enlargement of the thyroid gland GOITROUS adj
GOITRE n pl. -S goiter
GOLCONDA n pl. -S a source of great wealth
GOLD adj GOLDER, GOLDEST golden
GOLD n pl. -S a precious metallic element
GOLDARN n pl. -S an expression of anger
GOLDBUG n pl. -S a gold beetle
GOLDEN adj -ENER, -ENEST of the color of gold GOLDENLY adv
GOLDEYE n pl. -S a freshwater fish
GOLDFISH n pl. -ES a freshwater fish
GOLDURN n pl. -S goldarn
GOLEM n pl. -S a legendary creature
GOLF v -ED, -ING, -S to play golf (a type of ball game)
GOLFER n pl. -S one that golfs
GOLFING n pl. -S the game of golf
GOLGOTHA n pl. -S a place of burial
GOLIARD n pl. -S a wandering student
GOLLIWOG n pl. -S a grotesque doll
GOLLY interj -- used as a mild oath
GOLLYWOG n pl. -S golliwog
GOLOSH n pl. -ES galosh
GOLOSHE n pl. -S galosh
GOMBO n pl. -BOS gumbo
GOMBROON n pl. -S a kind of Persian pottery
GOMERAL n pl. -S a fool
GOMEREL n pl. -S gomeral
GOMERIL n pl. -S gomeral
GOMUTI n pl. -S a palm tree
GONAD n pl. -S a sex gland GONADAL, GONADIAL, GONADIC adj
GONDOLA n pl. -S a long, narrow boat
GONE adj departed
GONEF n pl. -S ganef
GONENESS n pl. -ES a state of exhaustion
GONER n pl. -S one who is in a hopeless situation
GONFALON n pl. -S a banner
GONFANON n pl. -S gonfalon
GONG v -ED, -ING, -S to make the sound of a gong (a disk-shaped percussion instrument)
GONGLIKE adj resembling a gong
GONIA pl. of gonion and of gonium
GONIDIUM n pl. -IA an asexual reproductive cell GONIDIAL, GONIDIC adj
GONIF n pl. -S ganef
GONIFF n pl. -S ganef
GONION n pl. -NIA a part of the lower jaw
GONIUM n pl. -NIA an immature reproductive cell
GONOCYTE n pl. -S a cell that produces gametes
GONOF n pl. -S ganef
GONOPH n pl. -S ganef
GONOPORE n pl. -S a genital pore
GONZO adj bizarre
GOO n pl. GOOS a sticky or viscid substance
GOOBER n pl. -S a peanut
GOOD adj BETTER, BEST having positive or desirable qualities
GOOD n pl. -S something that is good
GOODBY n pl. -BYS goodbye
GOODBYE n pl. -S a concluding remark or gesture at parting
GOODIE n pl. -S goody
GOODIES pl. of goody
GOODISH adj somewhat good
GOODLY adj -LIER, -LIEST of pleasing appearance
GOODMAN n pl. -MEN the master of a household
GOODNESS n pl. -ES the state of being good
GOODWIFE n pl. -WIVES the mistress of a household
GOODWILL n pl. -S an attitude of friendliness
GOODY n pl. GOODIES a desirable food
GOOEY adj GOOIER, GOOIEST sticky or viscid
GOOF v -ED, -ING, -S to blunder
GOOFBALL n pl. -S a sleeping pill
GOOFY adj GOOFIER, GOOFIEST silly GOOFILY adv
GOOGLY n pl. -GLIES a type of bowled ball in cricket
GOOGOL n pl. -S an enormous number
GOOIER comparative of gooey
GOOIEST superlative of gooey
GOOK n pl. -S goo GOOKY adj
GOOMBAH n pl. -S an older man who is a friend
GOOMBAY n pl. -BAYS calypso music of the Bahamas
GOON n pl. -S a hired thug
GOONEY n pl. -NEYS an albatross
GOONIE n pl. -S gooney
GOONY n pl. -NIES gooney
GOOP n pl. -S goo, gunk
GOOPY adj GOOPIER, GOOPIEST sticky, gooey
GOORAL n pl. -S goral
GOOSE n pl. GEESE a swimming bird
GOOSE v GOOSED, GOOSING, GOOSES to poke between the buttocks
GOOSEY adj GOOSIER, GOOSIEST goosy
GOOSY adj GOOSIER, GOOSIEST resembling a goose
GOPHER n pl. -S a burrowing rodent
GOR interj -- used as a mild oath
GORAL n pl. -S a goat antelope
GORBELLY n pl. -LIES a potbelly
GORBLIMY interj blimey
GORCOCK n pl. -S the male red grouse
GORE v GORED, GORING, GORES to pierce with a horn or tusk
GORGE v GORGED, GORGING, GORGES to stuff with food GORGEDLY adv
GORGEOUS adj beautiful
GORGER n pl. -S one that gorges
GORGERIN n pl. -S a part of a column
GORGET n pl. -S a piece of armor for the throat GORGETED adj
GORGING present participle of gorge
GORGON n pl. -S an ugly woman
GORHEN n pl. -S the female red grouse
GORIER comparative of gory
GORIEST superlative of gory
GORILLA n pl. -S a large ape
GORILY adv in a gory manner
GORINESS n pl. -ES the state of being gory
GORING present participle of gore
GORMAND n pl. -S gourmand
GORMLESS adj stupid
GORP n pl. -S a snack for quick energy
GORSE n pl. -S furze
GORSY adj GORSIER, GORSIEST abounding in gorse
GORY adj GORIER, GORIEST bloody
GOSH interj -- used as an exclamation of surprise
GOSHAWK n pl. -S a large hawk
GOSLING n pl. -S a young goose
GOSPEL n pl. -S the message concerning Christ, the kingdom of God, and salvation
GOSPELER n pl. -S one that teaches the gospel
GOSPORT n pl. -S a communication device in an airplane
GOSSAMER n pl. -S a fine film of cobwebs
GOSSAN n pl. -S a type of decomposed rock
GOSSIP v -SIPED, -SIPING, -SIPS or -SIPPED, -SIPPING, -SIPS to talk idly about the affairs of others
GOSSIPER n pl. -S one that gossips
GOSSIPRY n pl. -RIES the practice of gossiping
GOSSIPY adj inclined to gossip
GOSSOON n pl. -S a boy
GOSSYPOL n pl. -S a toxic pigment
GOT past tense of get
GOTHIC n pl. -S a style of printing
GOTHITE n pl. -S goethite
GOTTEN past participle of get
GOUACHE n pl. -S a method of painting
GOUGE v GOUGED, GOUGING, GOUGES to cut or scoop out
GOUGER n pl. -S one that gouges
GOULASH n pl. -ES a beef stew
GOURAMI n pl. -S or -ES a food fish
GOURD n pl. -S a hard-shelled fruit
GOURDE n pl. -S a monetary unit of Haiti
GOURMAND n pl. -S one who loves to eat
GOURMET n pl. -S a connoisseur of fine food and drink
GOUT n pl. -S a metabolic disease
GOUTY adj GOUTIER, GOUTIEST affected with gout GOUTILY adv
GOVERN v -ED, -ING, -S to rule or direct
GOVERNOR n pl. -S one that governs
GOWAN n pl. -S a daisy GOWANED, GOWANY adj
GOWD n pl. -S gold
GOWK n pl. -S a fool
GOWN v -ED, -ING, -S to dress in a gown (a long, loose outer garment)
GOWNSMAN n pl. -MEN a professional or academic person
GOX n pl. -ES gaseous oxygen
GRAAL n pl. -S grail
GRAB v GRABBED, GRABBING, GRABS to grasp suddenly
GRABBER n pl. -S one that grabs
GRABBIER comparative of grabby
GRABBIEST superlative of grabby
GRABBING present participle of grab
GRABBLE v -BLED, -BLING, -BLES to grope
GRABBLER n pl. -S one that grabbles
GRABBY adj -BIER, -BIEST tending to grab
GRABEN n pl. -S a depression of the earth's crust
GRACE v GRACED, GRACING, GRACES to give beauty to
GRACEFUL adj -FULLER, -FULLEST having beauty of form or movement
GRACILE adj gracefully slender
GRACILIS n pl. -LES a thigh muscle
GRACING present participle of grace
GRACIOSO n pl. -SOS a clown in Spanish comedy
GRACIOUS adj marked by kindness and courtesy
GRACKLE n pl. -S a blackbird
GRAD n pl. -S a graduate
GRADATE v -DATED, -DATING, -DATES to change by degrees
GRADE v GRADED, GRADING, GRADES to arrange in steps or degrees GRADABLE adj
GRADER n pl. -S one that grades
GRADIENT n pl. -S a rate of inclination
GRADIN n pl. -S gradine
GRADINE n pl. -S one of a series of steps
GRADING present participle of grade
GRADUAL n pl. -S a hymn sung in alternate parts
GRADUAND n pl. -S one who is about to graduate
GRADUATE v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES to receive an academic degree or diploma
GRADUS n pl. -ES a dictionary of prosody
GRAECIZE v -CIZED, -CIZING, -CIZES to grecize
GRAFFITO n pl. -TI an inscription or drawing made on a rock or wall
GRAFT v -ED, -ING, -S to unite with a growing plant by insertion
GRAFTAGE n pl. -S the process of grafting
GRAFTER n pl. -S one that grafts
GRAHAM n pl. -S whole-wheat flour
GRAIL n pl. -S the object of a long quest
GRAIN v -ED, -ING, -S to form into small particles
GRAINER n pl. -S one that grains
GRAINY adj GRAINIER, GRAINIEST granular
GRAM pl. -S a unit of mass and weight
GRAMA n pl. -S a pasture grass
GRAMARY n pl. -RIES gramarye
GRAMARYE n pl. -S occult learning; magic
GRAMERCY n pl. -CIES an expression of gratitude
GRAMMAR n pl. -S the study of the formal features of a language
GRAMME n pl. -S gram
GRAMP n pl. -S grandfather
GRAMPUS n pl. -ES a marine mammal
GRAN n pl. -S a grandmother
GRANA pl. of granum
GRANARY n pl. -RIES a storehouse for grain
GRAND adj GRANDER, GRANDEST large and impressive
GRAND n pl. -S a type of piano
GRANDAD n pl. -S granddad
GRANDAM n pl. -S a grandmother
GRANDAME n pl. -S grandam
GRANDDAD n pl. -S a grandfather
GRANDDAM n pl. -S the female parent of an animal with offspring
GRANDEE n pl. -S man of high social position
GRANDEUR n pl. -S the state of being grand
GRANDKID n pl. -S the child of one's son or daughter
GRANDLY adv in a grand manner
GRANDMA n pl. -S a grandmother
GRANDPA n pl. -S a grandfather
GRANDSIR n pl. -S a grandfather
GRANDSON n pl. -S a son of one's son or daughter
GRANGE n pl. -S a farm
GRANGER n pl. -S a farmer
GRANITA n pl. -S an iced dessert
GRANITE n pl. -S a type of rock GRANITIC adj
GRANNIE n pl. -S granny
GRANNY n pl. -NIES a grandmother
GRANOLA n pl. -S a breakfast cereal
GRANT v -ED, -ING, -S to bestow upon
GRANTEE n pl. -S one to whom something is granted
GRANTER n pl. -S one that grants
GRANTOR n pl. -S granter
GRANULAR adj composed of granules
GRANULE n pl. -S a small particle
GRANUM n pl. GRANA a part of a plant chloroplast
GRAPE n pl. -S an edible berry
GRAPERY n pl. -ERIES a vinery
GRAPEY adj GRAPIER, GRAPIEST grapy
GRAPH v -ED, -ING, -S to represent by means of a diagram
GRAPHEME n pl. -S a unit of a writing system
GRAPHIC n pl. -S a product of the art of representation
GRAPHITE n pl. -S a variety of carbon
GRAPIER comparative of grapy
GRAPIEST superlative of grapy
GRAPLIN n pl. -S a grapnel
GRAPLINE n pl. -S graplin
GRAPNEL n pl. -S a type of anchor
GRAPPA n pl. -S an Italian brandy
GRAPPLE v -PLED, -PLING, -PLES to struggle or contend
GRAPPLER n pl. -S one that grapples
GRAPY adj GRAPIER, GRAPIEST resembling grapes
GRASP v -ED, -ING, -S to seize firmly with the hand
GRASPER n pl. -S one that grasps
GRASS v -ED, -ING, -ES to cover with grass (herbaceous plants)
GRASSY adj GRASSIER, GRASSIEST of, resembling, or pertaining to grass GRASSILY adv
GRAT past tense of greet (to weep)
GRATE v GRATED, GRATING, GRATES to reduce to shreds by rubbing
GRATEFUL adj -FULLER, -FULLEST deeply thankful
GRATER n pl. -S one that grates
GRATIFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to satisfy
GRATIN n pl. -S a type of food crust
GRATINE adj covered with a crust
GRATINEE adj gratine
GRATING n pl. -S a network of bars covering an opening
GRATIS adj free of charge
GRATUITY n pl. -ITIES a gift of money
GRAUPEL n pl. -S precipitation consisting of granular snow pellets
GRAVAMEN n pl. -MENS or -MINA the most serious part of an accusation
GRAVE adj GRAVER, GRAVEST extremely serious
GRAVE v GRAVED, GRAVEN, GRAVING, GRAVES to engrave
GRAVEL v -ELED, -ELING, -ELS or -ELLED, -ELLING, -ELS to pave with gravel (a mixture of rock fragments)
GRAVELLY adj containing gravel
GRAVELY adv in a grave manner
GRAVEN past participle of grave
GRAVER n pl. -S an engraver
GRAVEST superlative of grave
GRAVID adj pregnant GRAVIDLY adv
GRAVIDA n pl. -DAS or -DAE a pregnant woman
GRAVIES pl. of gravy
GRAVING present participle of grave
GRAVITAS n pl. -ES reserved, dignified behavior
GRAVITON n pl. -S a hypothetical particle
GRAVITY n pl. -TIES the force of attraction toward the earth's center
GRAVLAKS n pl. GRAVLAKS gravlax
GRAVLAX n pl. GRAVLAX cured salmon
GRAVURE n pl. -S a printing process
GRAVY n pl. -VIES a sauce of the fat and juices from cooked meat
GRAY adj GRAYER, GRAYEST of a color between white and black
GRAY v -ED, -ING, -S to make gray
GRAYBACK n pl. -S a gray bird
GRAYFISH n pl. -ES a dogfish
GRAYISH adj somewhat gray
GRAYLAG n pl. -S a wild goose
GRAYLING n pl. -S a food fish
GRAYLY adv in a gray manner
GRAYMAIL n pl. -S pressure on an official to reveal sensitive information
GRAYNESS n pl. -ES the state of being gray
GRAYOUT n pl. -S a temporary blurring of vision
GRAZE v GRAZED, GRAZING, GRAZES to feed on growing grass GRAZABLE adj
GRAZER n pl. -S one that grazes
GRAZIER n pl. -S one that grazes cattle
GRAZING n pl. -S land used for the feeding of animals
GRAZIOSO adj graceful in style
GREASE v GREASED, GREASING, GREASES to smear with grease (a lubricating substance)
GREASER n pl. -S one that greases
GREASY adj GREASIER, GREASIEST containing or resembling grease GREASILY adv
GREAT adj GREATER, GREATEST large
GREAT n pl. -S a distinguished or outstanding person
GREATEN v -ED, -ING, -S to make greater
GREATLY adv in a great manner
GREAVE n pl. -S a piece of armor for the leg GREAVED adj
GREBE n pl. -S a diving bird
GRECIZE v -CIZED, -CIZING, -CIZES to provide with a Greek style
GREE v GREED, GREEING, GREES to agree
GREED n pl. -S excessive desire for gain or wealth
GREEDY adj GREEDIER, GREEDIEST marked by greed GREEDILY adv
GREEGREE n pl. -S grigri
GREEK n pl. GREEK something unintelligible
GREEN adj GREENER, GREENEST of the color of growing foliage
GREEN v -ED, -ING, -S to become green
GREENBUG n pl. -S a green aphid
GREENERY n pl. -ERIES green vegetation
GREENFLY n pl. -FLIES a green aphid
GREENIE n pl. -S an amphetamine pill
GREENIER comparative of greeny
GREENIEST superlative of greeny
GREENING n pl. -S a variety of apple
GREENISH adj somewhat green
GREENLET n pl. -S a vireo
GREENLY adv in a green manner
GREENTH n pl. -S verdure
GREENWAY n pl. -WAYS piece of undeveloped land in a city
GREENY adj GREENIER, GREENIEST somewhat green
GREET v -ED, -ING, -S to address in a friendly and courteous way
GREET v GRAT, GRUTTEN, GREETING, GREETS to weep
GREETER n pl. -S one that greets
GREETING n pl. -S a salutation
GREGO n pl. -GOS a hooded coat
GREIGE n pl. -S fabric in an unfinished state
GREISEN n pl. -S a type of rock
GREMIAL n pl. -S a lap cloth used by a bishop during a service
GREMLIN n pl. -S a mischievous creature
GREMMIE n pl. -S an inexperienced surfer
GREMMY n pl. -MIES gremmie
GRENADE n pl. -S an explosive device
GREW past tense of grow
GREWSOME adj -SOMER, -SOMEST gruesome
GREY adj GREYER, GREYEST gray
GREY v -ED, -ING, -S to gray
GREYHEN n pl. -S the female black grouse
GREYISH adj grayish
GREYLAG n pl. -S graylag
GREYLY adv grayly
GREYNESS n pl. -ES grayness
GRIBBLE n pl. -S a marine isopod
GRID n pl. -S a grating
GRIDDER n pl. -S a football player
GRIDDLE v -DLED, -DLING, -DLES to cook on a flat pan
GRIDE v GRIDED, GRIDING, GRIDES to scrape harshly
GRIDIRON n pl. -S a grate for broiling food
GRIDLOCK n pl. -S a traffic jam
GRIEF n pl. -S intense mental distress
GRIEVANT n pl. -S one that submits a complaint for arbitration
GRIEVE v GRIEVED, GRIEVING, GRIEVES to feel grief
GRIEVER n pl. -S one that grieves
GRIEVOUS adj causing grief
GRIFF n pl. -S griffe
GRIFFE n pl. -S the offspring of a black person and a mulatto
GRIFFIN n pl. -S a mythological creature
GRIFFON n pl. -S griffin
GRIFT v -ED, -ING, -S to swindle
GRIFTER n pl. -S a swindler
GRIG n pl. -S a lively person
GRIGRI n pl. -S a fetish or amulet
GRILL v -ED, -ING, -S to broil on a gridiron
GRILLADE n pl. -S a dish of grilled meat
GRILLAGE n pl. -S a framework of timber
GRILLE n pl. -S a grating
GRILLER n pl. -S one that grills
GRILSE n pl. -S a young salmon
GRIM adj GRIMMER, GRIMMEST stern and unrelenting
GRIMACE v -MACED, -MACING, -MACES to contort the facial features
GRIMACER n pl. -S one that grimaces
GRIME v GRIMED, GRIMING, GRIMES to make dirty
GRIMIER comparative of grimy
GRIMIEST superlative of grimy
GRIMILY adv in a grimy manner
GRIMING present participle of grime
GRIMLY adv in a grim manner
GRIMMER comparative of grim
GRIMMEST superlative of grim
GRIMNESS n pl. -ES the quality of being grim
GRIMY adj GRIMIER, GRIMIEST dirty
GRIN v GRINNED, GRINNING, GRINS to smile broadly
GRINCH n pl. -ES one who spoils the fun of others
GRIND v GROUND or GRINDED, GRINDING, GRINDS to wear, smooth, or sharpen by friction
GRINDER n pl. -S one that grinds
GRINDERY n pl. -ERIES a place where tools are ground
GRINNED past tense of grin
GRINNER n pl. -S one that grins
GRINNING present participle of grin
GRIOT n pl. -S a tribal entertainer in West Africa
GRIP v GRIPPED or GRIPT, GRIPPING, GRIPS to grasp
GRIPE v GRIPED, GRIPING, GRIPES to grasp
GRIPER n pl. -S one that gripes
GRIPEY adj GRIPIER, GRIPIEST gripy
GRIPIER comparative of gripy
GRIPIEST superlative of gripy
GRIPING present participle of gripe
GRIPMAN n pl. -MEN a cable car operator
GRIPPE n pl. -S a virus disease
GRIPPED a past tense of grip
GRIPPER n pl. -S one that grips
GRIPPIER comparative of grippy
GRIPPIEST superlative of grippy
GRIPPING present participle of grip
GRIPPLE adj greedy
GRIPPY adj GRIPPIER, GRIPPIEST affected with the grippe
GRIPSACK n pl. -S a valise
GRIPT a past tense of grip
GRIPY adj GRIPIER, GRIPIEST causing sharp pains in the bowels
GRISEOUS adj grayish
GRISETTE n pl. -S a young French working-class girl
GRISKIN n pl. -S the lean part of a loin of pork
GRISLY adj -LIER, -LIEST horrifying
GRISON n pl. -S a carnivorous mammal
GRIST n pl. -S grain for grinding
GRISTLE n pl. -S the tough part of meat
GRISTLY adj -TLIER, -TLIEST containing gristle
GRIT v GRITTED, GRITTING, GRITS to press the teeth together
GRITH n pl. -S sanctuary for a limited period of time
GRITTY adj -TIER, -TIEST plucky GRITTILY adv
GRIVET n pl. -S a small monkey
GRIZZLE v -ZLED, -ZLING, -ZLES to complain
GRIZZLER n pl. -S one that grizzles
GRIZZLY adj -ZLIER, -ZLIEST grayish
GRIZZLY n pl. -ZLIES a large bear
GROAN v -ED, -ING, -S to utter a low, mournful sound
GROANER n pl. -S one that groans
GROAT n pl. -S an old English coin
GROCER n pl. -S a dealer in foodstuffs and household supplies
GROCERY n pl. -CERIES a grocer's store
GROG n pl. -S a mixture of liquor and water
GROGGERY n pl. -GERIES a barroom
GROGGY adj -GIER, -GIEST dazed GROGGILY adv
GROGRAM n pl. -S a coarse silk fabric
GROGSHOP n pl. -S a groggery
GROIN v -ED, -ING, -S to build with intersecting arches
GROMMET n pl. -S a reinforcing ring of metal
GROMWELL n pl. -S an herb
GROOM v -ED, -ING, -S to clean and care for
GROOMER n pl. -S one that grooms
GROOVE v GROOVED, GROOVING, GROOVES to form a groove (a long, narrow depression)
GROOVER n pl. -S one that grooves
GROOVY adj GROOVIER, GROOVIEST marvelous
GROPE v GROPED, GROPING, GROPES to feel about with the hands
GROPER n pl. -S one that gropes
GROSBEAK n pl. -S a finch
GROSCHEN n pl. GROSCHEN an Austrian coin
GROSS adj GROSSER, GROSSEST flagrant
GROSS v -ED, -ING, -ES to earn exclusive of deductions
GROSSER n pl. -S a product yielding a large volume of business
GROSSLY adv in a gross manner
GROSZ n pl. GROSZY a Polish coin
GROSZE n pl. GROSZY grosz
GROT n pl. -S a grotto
GROTTO n pl. -TOES or -TOS a cave
GROTTY adj -TIER, -TIEST wretched
GROUCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to complain
GROUCHY adj GROUCHIER, GROUCHIEST ill-tempered
GROUND v -ED, -ING, -S to place on a foundation
GROUNDER n pl. -S a type of batted baseball
GROUP v -ED, -ING, -S to arrange in a group (an assemblage of persons or things)
GROUPER n pl. -S a food fish
GROUPIE n pl. -S a female follower of rock groups
GROUPING n pl. -S a set of objects
GROUPOID n pl. -S a type of mathematical set
GROUSE v GROUSED, GROUSING, GROUSES to complain
GROUSER n pl. -S one that grouses
GROUT v -ED, -ING, -S to fill with a thin mortar
GROUTER n pl. -S one that grouts
GROUTY adj GROUTIER, GROUTIEST surly
GROVE n pl. -S a small forested area GROVED adj
GROVEL v -ELED, -ELING, -ELS or -ELLED, -ELLING, -ELS to crawl in an abject manner
GROVELER n pl. -S one that grovels
GROW v GREW, GROWN, GROWING, GROWS to cultivate GROWABLE adj
GROWER n pl. -S one that grows
GROWL v -ED, -ING, -S to utter a deep, harsh sound
GROWLER n pl. -S one that growls
GROWLY adj GROWLIER, GROWLIEST deep and harsh in speech
GROWN adj mature
GROWNUP n pl. -S a mature person
GROWTH n pl. -S development
GROWTHY adj GROWTHIER, GROWTHIEST fast-growing
GROYNE n pl. -S a structure built to protect a shore from erosion
GRUB v GRUBBED, GRUBBING, GRUBS to dig
GRUBBER n pl. -S one that grubs
GRUBBY adj -BIER, -BIEST dirty GRUBBILY adv
GRUBWORM n pl. -S the larva of some insects
GRUDGE v GRUDGED, GRUDGING, GRUDGES to be unwilling to give or admit
GRUDGER n pl. -S one that grudges
GRUE n pl. -S a shudder of fear
GRUEL v -ELED, -ELING, -ELS or -ELLED, -ELLING, -ELS to disable by hard work
GRUELER n pl. -S one that gruels
GRUELING n pl. -S an exhausting experience
GRUELLED a past tense of gruel
GRUELLER n pl. -S grueler
GRUELLING present participle of gruel
GRUESOME adj -SOMER, -SOMEST repugnant
GRUFF adj GRUFFER, GRUFFEST low and harsh in speech
GRUFF v -ED, -ING, -S to utter in a gruff voice
GRUFFIER comparative of gruffy
GRUFFIEST superlative of gruffy
GRUFFILY adv in a gruffy manner
GRUFFISH adj somewhat gruff
GRUFFLY adv in a gruff manner
GRUFFY adj GRUFFIER, GRUFFIEST gruff
GRUGRU n pl. -S a palm tree
GRUIFORM adj designating an order of birds
GRUM adj GRUMMER, GRUMMEST morose
GRUMBLE v -BLED, -BLING, -BLES to mutter in discontent GRUMBLY adj
GRUMBLER n pl. -S one that grumbles
GRUME n pl. -S a thick, viscid substance
GRUMMER comparative of grum
GRUMMEST superlative of grum
GRUMMET n pl. -S grommet
GRUMOSE adj grumous
GRUMOUS adj consisting of clustered grains
GRUMP v -ED, -ING, -S to complain
GRUMPHIE n pl. -S a pig
GRUMPHY n pl. GRUMPHIES grumphie
GRUMPISH adj grumpy
GRUMPY adj GRUMPIER, GRUMPIEST ill-tempered GRUMPILY adv
GRUNGE n pl. -S dirt
GRUNGY adj -GIER, -GIEST dirty
GRUNION n pl. -S a small food fish
GRUNT v -ED, -ING, -S to utter a deep, guttural sound
GRUNTER n pl. -S one that grunts
GRUNTLE v -TLED, -TLING, -TLES to put in a good humor
GRUSHIE adj thriving
GRUTCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to grudge
GRUTTEN past participle of greet (to weep)
GRUYERE n pl. -S a Swiss cheese
GRYPHON n pl. -S griffin
GUACHARO n pl. -ROS or -ROES a tropical bird
GUACO n pl. -COS a tropical plant
GUAIAC n pl. -S guaiacum
GUAIACOL n pl. -S a chemical compound
GUAIACUM n pl. -S a medicinal resin
GUAIOCUM n pl. -S guaiacum
GUAN n pl. -S a large bird
GUANACO n pl. -COS a South American mammal
GUANASE n pl. -S an enzyme
GUANAY n pl. -NAYS a Peruvian cormorant
GUANIDIN n pl. -S a chemical compound
GUANIN n pl. -S guanine
GUANINE n pl. -S a chemical compound
GUANO n pl. -NOS the accumulated excrement of sea birds
GUAR n pl. -S a drought-tolerant legume
GUARANI n pl. -NIS or -NIES a monetary unit of Paraguay
GUARANTY v -TIED, -TYING, -TIES to assume responsibility for the quality of
GUARD v -ED, -ING, -S to protect
GUARDANT n pl. -S a guardian
GUARDER n pl. -S one that guards
GUARDIAN n pl. -S one that guards
GUAVA n pl. -S a tropical shrub
GUAYULE n pl. -S a shrub that is a source of rubber
GUCK n pl. -S a messy substance
GUDE n pl. -S good
GUDGEON v -ED, -ING, -S to dupe
GUENON n pl. -S a long-tailed monkey
GUERDON v -ED, -ING, -S to reward
GUERIDON n pl. -S a small stand or table
GUERILLA n pl. -S a member of a small independent band of soldiers
GUERNSEY n pl. -SEYS a woolen shirt
GUESS v -ED, -ING, -ES to form an opinion from little or no evidence
GUESSER n pl. -S one that guesses
GUEST v -ED, -ING, -S to appear as a visitor
GUFF n pl. -S foolish talk
GUFFAW v -ED, -ING, -S to laugh loudly
GUGGLE v -GLED, -GLING, -GLES to gurgle
GUGLET n pl. -S goglet
GUID n pl. -S good
GUIDANCE n pl. -S advice
GUIDE v GUIDED, GUIDING, GUIDES to show the way to GUIDABLE adj
GUIDER n pl. -S one that guides
GUIDEWAY n pl. -WAYS a track for controlling the line of motion of something
GUIDON n pl. -S a small flag
GUILD n pl. -S an association of people of the same trade
GUILDER n pl. -S a monetary unit of the Netherlands
GUILE v GUILED, GUILING, GUILES to beguile
GUILEFUL adj cunning
GUILT n pl. -S the fact of having committed an offense
GUILTY adj GUILTIER, GUILTIEST worthy of blame for an offense GUILTILY adv
GUIMPE n pl. -S a short blouse
GUINEA n pl. -S a former British coin
GUIPURE n pl. -S a type of lace
GUIRO n pl. -ROS a percussion instrument
GUISARD n pl. -S a masker
GUISE v GUISED, GUISING, GUISES to disguise
GUITAR n pl. -S a stringed musical instrument
GUITGUIT n pl. -S a tropical American bird
GUL n pl. -S a design in oriental carpets
GULAG n pl. -S a forced-labor camp
GULAR adj of or pertaining to the throat
GULCH n pl. -ES a deep, narrow ravine
GULDEN n pl. -S a guilder
GULES n pl. GULES the color red
GULF v -ED, -ING, -S to swallow up
GULFIER comparative of gulfy
GULFIEST superlative of gulfy
GULFLIKE adj resembling a deep chasm
GULFWEED n pl. -S a brownish seaweed
GULFY adj GULFIER, GULFIEST full of whirlpools
GULL v -ED, -ING, -S to deceive
GULLABLE adj gullible GULLABLY adv
GULLET n pl. -S the throat
GULLEY n pl. -LEYS a ravine
GULLIBLE adj easily deceived GULLIBLY adv
GULLY v -LIED, -LYING, -LIES to form ravines by the action of water
GULOSITY n pl. -TIES gluttony
GULP v -ED, -ING, -S to swallow rapidly
GULPER n pl. -S one that gulps
GULPY adj GULPIER, GULPIEST marked by gulping
GUM v GUMMED, GUMMING, GUMS to smear, seal, or clog with gum (a sticky, viscid substance)
GUMBO n pl. -BOS the okra plant
GUMBOIL n pl. -S an abscess in the gum
GUMBOOT n pl. -S a rubber boot
GUMBOTIL n pl. -S a sticky clay
GUMDROP n pl. -S a chewy candy
GUMLESS adj having no gum
GUMLIKE adj resembling gum
GUMMA n pl. -MAS or -MATA a soft tumor
GUMMED past tense of gum
GUMMER n pl. -S one that gums
GUMMIER comparative of gummy
GUMMIEST superlative of gummy
GUMMING present participle of gum
GUMMITE n pl. -S a mixture of various minerals
GUMMOSE adj gummy
GUMMOSIS n pl. -MOSES a disease of plants
GUMMOUS adj gummy
GUMMY adj -MIER, -MIEST resembling gum
GUMPTION n pl. -S shrewdness
GUMSHOE v -SHOED, -SHOEING, -SHOES to investigate stealthily
GUMTREE n pl. -S a tree that yields gum
GUMWEED n pl. -S a plant covered with a gummy substance
GUMWOOD n pl. -S the wood of a gumtree
GUN v GUNNED, GUNNING, GUNS to shoot with a gun (a portable firearm)
GUNBOAT n pl. -S an armed vessel
GUNDOG n pl. -S a hunting dog
GUNFIGHT v -FOUGHT, -FIGHTING, -FIGHTS to fight with guns
GUNFIRE n pl. -S the firing of guns
GUNFLINT n pl. -S the flint in a flintlock
GUNFOUGHT past tense of gunfight
GUNITE n pl. -S a mixture of cement, sand, and water
GUNK n pl. -S filthy, sticky, or greasy matter GUNKY adj
GUNKHOLE v -HOLED, -HOLING, -HOLES to make a series of short boat trips
GUNLESS adj having no gun
GUNLOCK n pl. -S the mechanism which ignites the charge of a gun
GUNMAN n pl. -MEN one who is armed with a gun
GUNMETAL n pl. -S a dark gray color
GUNNED past tense of gun
GUNNEL n pl. -S a marine fish
GUNNEN past participle of gin
GUNNER n pl. -S one that operates a gun
GUNNERY n pl. -NERIES the use of guns
GUNNING n pl. -S the sport of hunting with a gun
GUNNY n pl. -NIES a coarse fabric
GUNNYBAG n pl. -S a bag made of gunny
GUNPAPER n pl. -S a type of explosive paper
GUNPLAY n pl. -PLAYS the shooting of guns
GUNPOINT n pl. -S the point or aim of a gun
GUNROOM n pl. -S a room on a British warship
GUNSEL n pl. -S a gunman
GUNSHIP n pl. -S an armed helicopter
GUNSHOT n pl. -S a projectile fired from a gun
GUNSMITH n pl. -S one who makes or repairs firearms
GUNSTOCK n pl. -S the rear wooden part of a rifle
GUNWALE n pl. -S the upper edge of a ship's side
GUPPY n pl. -PIES a small, tropical fish
GURGE v GURGED, GURGING, GURGES to swirl
GURGLE v -GLED, -GLING, -GLES to flow unevenly
GURGLET n pl. -S goglet
GURNARD n pl. -S a marine fish
GURNET n pl. -S a gurnard
GURNEY n pl. -NEYS a wheeled cot
GURRY n pl. -RIES fish offal
GURSH n pl. -ES qursh
GURU n pl. -S a Hindu spiritual teacher
GURUSHIP n pl. -S the office of a guru
GUSH v -ED, -ING, -ES to flow forth forcefully
GUSHER n pl. -S a gushing oil well
GUSHY adj GUSHIER, GUSHIEST overly sentimental GUSHILY adv
GUSSET v -ED, -ING, -S to furnish with a reinforcing piece of material
GUSSIE v -SIED, -SYING, -SIES gussy
GUSSY v -SIED, -SYING, -SIES to dress up in fine or showy clothes
GUST v -ED, -ING, -S to blow in gusts (sudden blasts of wind)
GUSTABLE n pl. -S a savory food
GUSTIER comparative of gusty
GUSTIEST superlative of gusty
GUSTILY adv in a gusty manner
GUSTLESS adj having no gusts
GUSTO n pl. -TOES vigorous enjoyment
GUSTY adj GUSTIER, GUSTIEST blowing in gusts
GUT v GUTTED, GUTTING, GUTS to remove the guts (intestines) of
GUTLESS adj lacking courage
GUTLIKE adj resembling guts
GUTSILY adv in a gutsy manner
GUTSY adj GUTSIER, GUTSIEST brave
GUTTA n pl. -TAE a drop of liquid
GUTTATE adj resembling a drop
GUTTATED adj guttate
GUTTED past tense of gut
GUTTER v -ED, -ING, -S to form channels for draining off water
GUTTERY adj marked by extreme vulgarity or indecency
GUTTIER comparative of gutty
GUTTIEST superlative of gutty
GUTTING present participle of gut
GUTTLE v -TLED, -TLING, -TLES to eat rapidly
GUTTLER n pl. -S one that guttles
GUTTURAL n pl. -S a throaty sound
GUTTY adj -TIER, -TIEST marked by courage
GUV n pl. -S a governor
GUY v -ED, -ING, -S to ridicule
GUYLINE n pl. -S a rope, chain or wire used as a brace
GUYOT n pl. -S a flat-topped seamount
GUZZLE v -ZLED, -ZLING, -ZLES to drink rapidly
GUZZLER n pl. -S one that guzzles
GWEDUC n pl. -S geoduck
GWEDUCK n pl. -S geoduck
GYBE v GYBED, GYBING, GYBES to shift from side to side while sailing
GYM n pl. -S a room for athletic activities
GYMKHANA n pl. -S an athletic meet
GYMNASIA n/pl gyms
GYMNAST n pl. -S one who is skilled in physical exercises
GYNAECEA n/pl gynecia
GYNAECIA n/pl gynecia
GYNANDRY n pl. -DRIES the condition of having both male and female sexual organs
GYNARCHY n pl. -CHIES government by women
GYNECIC adj pertaining to women
GYNECIUM n pl. -CIA the pistil of a flower
GYNECOID adj resembling a woman
GYNIATRY n pl. -TRIES the treatment of women's diseases
GYNOECIA n/pl gynecia
GYP v GYPPED, GYPPING, GYPS to swindle
GYPLURE n pl. -S a synthetic attractant to trap gypsy moths
GYPPER n pl. -S one that gyps
GYPSEIAN adj of or pertaining to gypsies
GYPSEOUS adj containing gypsum
GYPSTER n pl. -S one that gyps
GYPSUM n pl. -S a mineral
GYPSY v -SIED, -SYING, -SIES to live like a gypsy (a wanderer)
GYPSYDOM n pl. -S the realm of gypsies
GYPSYISH adj resembling a gypsy
GYPSYISM n pl. -S the mode of life of gypsies
GYRAL adj gyratory GYRALLY adv
GYRASE n pl. -S an enzyme
GYRATE v -RATED, -RATING, -RATES to revolve or rotate
GYRATION n pl. -S the act of gyrating
GYRATOR n pl. -S one that gyrates
GYRATORY adj moving in a circle or spiral
GYRE v GYRED, GYRING, GYRES to move in a circle or spiral
GYRENE n pl. -S a marine
GYRI pl. of gyrus
GYRING present participle of gyre
GYRO n pl. -ROS a gyroscope
GYROIDAL adj spiral in arrangement
GYRON n pl. -S a heraldic design
GYROSE adj marked with wavy lines
GYROSTAT n pl. -S a type of stabilizing device
GYRUS n pl. -RI a ridge in the brain
GYVE v GYVED, GYVING, GYVES to shackle
HA n pl. -S a sound of surprise
HAAF n pl. -S a deep-sea fishing ground
HAAR n pl. -S a fog
HABANERA n pl. -S a Cuban dance
HABDALAH n pl. -S a Jewish ceremony
HABILE adj skillful
HABIT v -ED, -ING, -S to clothe or dress
HABITAN n pl. -S a French settler
HABITANT n pl. -S an inhabitant
HABITAT n pl. -S the natural environment of an organism
HABITUAL adj occurring frequently or constantly
HABITUDE n pl. -S a usual course of action
HABITUE n pl. -S a frequent customer
HABITUS n pl. HABITUS bodily build and constitution
HABOOB n pl. -S a violent sandstorm
HABU n pl. -S a poisonous snake
HACEK n pl. -S a mark placed over a letter to modify it
HACHURE v -CHURED, -CHURING, -CHURES to make a hatching on a map
HACIENDA n pl. -S an estate
HACK v -ED, -ING, -S to cut or chop roughly
HACKBUT n pl. -S a type of gun
HACKEE n pl. -S a chipmunk
HACKER n pl. -S one that hacks
HACKIE n pl. -S a taxicab driver
HACKLE v -LED, -LING, -LES to hack
HACKLER n pl. -S one that hackles
HACKLY adj -LIER, -LIEST jagged
HACKMAN n pl. -MEN a hackie
HACKNEY v -NEYED, -NEYING, -NEYS to make common
HACKSAW n pl. -S a type of saw
HACKWORK n pl. -S artistic work done according to formula
HAD a past tense of have
HADAL adj pertaining to deep parts of the ocean
HADARIM a pl. of heder
HADDEST a past 2d person sing. of have
HADDOCK n pl. -S a food fish
HADE v HADED, HADING, HADES to incline
HADITH n pl. HADITH or HADITHS a record of the sayings of Muhammed
HADJ n pl. -ES a pilgrimage to Mecca
HADJEE n pl. -S hadji
HADJI n pl. -S one who has made a hadj
HADRON n pl. -S an elementary particle HADRONIC adj
HADST a past 2d person sing. of have
HAE v HAED, HAEN, HAEING, HAES to have
HAEM n pl. -S heme
HAEMAL adj hemal
HAEMATAL adj hemal
HAEMATIC n pl. -S hematic
HAEMATIN n pl. -S hematin
HAEMIC adj hemic
HAEMIN n pl. -S hemin
HAEMOID adj hemoid
HAEN past participle of hae
HAERES n pl. -REDES heres
HAET n pl. -S a small amount
HAFFET n pl. -S the cheekbone and temple
HAFFIT n pl. -S haffet
HAFIZ n pl. HAFIS a Muslim who knows the Koran by heart
HAFNIUM n pl. -S a metallic element
HAFT v -ED, -ING, -S to supply with a handle
HAFTARA n pl. -RAS, -ROT or -ROTH haphtara
HAFTARAH n pl. -RAHS, -ROT or -ROTH haphtara
HAFTER n pl. -S one that hafts
HAFTORAH n pl. -RAHS, -ROT or -ROTH haphtara
HAG v HAGGED, HAGGING, HAGS to hack
HAGADIC adj haggadic
HAGADIST n pl. -S a haggadic scholar
HAGBERRY n pl. -RIES a small cherry
HAGBORN adj born of a witch
HAGBUSH n pl. -ES a large tree
HAGBUT n pl. -S hackbut
HAGDON n pl. -S a seabird
HAGFISH n pl. -ES an eellike fish
HAGGADA n pl. -DAS, -DOT or -DOTH haggadah
HAGGADAH n pl. -DAHS, -DOT or -DOTH a biblical narrative HAGGADIC adj
HAGGARD n pl. -S an adult hawk
HAGGED past tense of hag
HAGGING present participle of hag
HAGGIS n pl. -GISES a Scottish dish
HAGGISH adj resembling a hag
HAGGLE v -GLED, -GLING, -GLES to bargain
HAGGLER n pl. -S one that haggles
HAGRIDE v -RODE, -RIDDEN, -RIDING, -RIDES to harass
HAH n pl. -S ha
HAHA n pl. -S a fence set in a ditch
HAHNIUM n pl. -S a radioactive element
HAIK n pl. HAIKS or HAIKA an outer garment worn by Arabs
HAIKU n pl. HAIKU a Japanese poem
HAIL v -ED, -ING, -S to welcome
HAILER n pl. -S one that hails
HAIR n pl. -S a threadlike growth
HAIRBALL n pl. -S a ball of hair
HAIRBAND n pl. -S a headband
HAIRCAP n pl. -S a hat
HAIRCUT n pl. -S a cutting of the hair
HAIRDO n pl. -DOS a style of wearing the hair
HAIRED adj having hair
HAIRIER comparative of hairy
HAIRIEST superlative of hairy
HAIRLESS adj having no hair
HAIRLIKE adj resembling a hair
HAIRLINE n pl. -S a very thin line
HAIRLOCK n pl. -S a lock of hair
HAIRNET n pl. -S a net worn to keep the hair in place
HAIRPIN n pl. -S a hair fastener
HAIRWORK n pl. -S the making of articles from hair
HAIRWORM n pl. -S a parasitic worm
HAIRY adj HAIRIER, HAIRIEST covered with hair
HAJ n pl. -ES hadj
HAJI n pl. -S hadji
HAJJ n pl. -ES hadj
HAJJI n pl. -S hadji
HAKE n pl. -S a marine fish
HAKEEM n pl. -S hakim
HAKIM n pl. -S a Muslim physician
HALACHA n pl. -CHAS or -CHOT halakah
HALAKAH n pl. -KAHS or -KOTH the legal part of the Talmud
HALAKHA n pl. -KHAS or -KHOT halakah
HALAKIC adj pertaining to the halakah
HALAKIST n pl. -S a halakic writer
HALAKOTH a pl. of halakah
HALALA n pl. -S a Saudi Arabian coin
HALALAH n pl. -S halala
HALATION n pl. -S a blurring of light in photographs
HALAVAH n pl. -S halvah
HALAZONE n pl. -S a disinfectant for drinking water
HALBERD n pl. -S an axlike weapon of the 15th and 16th centuries
HALBERT n pl. -S halberd
HALCYON n pl. -S a mythical bird
HALE adj HALER, HALEST healthy
HALE v HALED, HALING, HALES to compel to go
HALENESS n pl. -ES the state of being hale
HALER n pl. -LERS or -LERU a coin of the Czech Republic
HALEST superlative of hale
HALF n pl. HALVES one of two equal parts
HALFBACK n pl. -S a football player
HALFBEAK n pl. -S a marine fish
HALFLIFE n pl. -LIVES a measure of radioactive decay
HALFNESS n pl. -ES the state of being half
HALFTIME n pl. -S an intermission in a football game
HALFTONE n pl. -S a shade between light and dark
HALFWAY adj being in the middle
HALIBUT n pl. -S a flatfish
HALID n pl. -S halide
HALIDE n pl. -S a chemical compound
HALIDOM n pl. -S something holy
HALIDOME n pl. -S halidom
HALING present participle of hale
HALITE n pl. -S a mineral
HALITUS n pl. -ES an exhalation
HALL n pl. -S a large room for assembly
HALLAH n pl. -LAHS, -LOTH or -LOT challah
HALLEL n pl. -S a chant of praise
HALLIARD n pl. -S halyard
HALLMARK v -ED, -ING, -S to mark with an official stamp
HALLO v -ED, -ING, -S or -ES to shout
HALLOA v -ED, -ING, -S to hallo
HALLOO v -ED, -ING, -S to hallo
HALLOT a pl. of hallah
HALLOTH a pl. of hallah
HALLOW v -ED, -ING, -S to make holy
HALLOWER n pl. -S one that hallows
HALLUX n pl. -LUCES the big toe
HALLWAY n pl. -WAYS a hall
HALM n pl. -S haulm
HALMA n pl. -S a board game
HALO v -ED, -ING, -ES or -S to form a halo (a ring of light)
HALOGEN n pl. -S a nonmetallic element
HALOID n pl. -S a chemical salt
HALOLIKE adj resembling a halo
HALT v -ED, -ING, -S to stop
HALTER v -ED, -ING, -S to put restraint upon
HALTERE n pl. -S a pair of wings of an insect
HALTLESS adj not hesitant
HALUTZ n pl. -LUTZIM an Israeli farmer
HALVA n pl. -S halvah
HALVAH n pl. -S a Turkish confection
HALVE v HALVED, HALVING, HALVES to divide into two equal parts
HALVERS n pl. HALVERS half shares
HALVES pl. of half
HALVING present participle of halve
HALYARD n pl. -S a line used to hoist a sail
HAM v HAMMED, HAMMING, HAMS to overact
HAMADA n pl. -S hammada
HAMAL n pl. -S a porter in eastern countries
HAMARTIA n pl. -S a defect of character
HAMATE n pl. -S a wrist bone
HAMAUL n pl. -S hamal
HAMBONE v -BONED, -BONING, -BONES to overact
HAMBURG n pl. -S a patty of ground beef
HAME n pl. -S a part of a horse collar
HAMLET n pl. -S a small town
HAMMADA n pl. -S a desert plateau of bedrock
HAMMAL n pl. -S hamal
HAMMED past tense of ham
HAMMER v -ED, -ING, -S to strike repeatedly
HAMMERER n pl. -S one that hammers
HAMMIER comparative of hammy
HAMMIEST superlative of hammy
HAMMILY adv in a hammy manner
HAMMING present participle of ham
HAMMOCK n pl. -S a hanging cot
HAMMY adj -MIER, -MIEST overly theatrical
HAMPER v -ED, -ING, -S to hinder
HAMPERER n pl. -S one that hampers
HAMSTER n pl. -S a burrowing rodent
HAMULUS n pl. -LI a small hook HAMULAR, HAMULATE, HAMULOSE, HAMULOUS adj
HAMZA n pl. -S an Arabic diacritical mark
HAMZAH n pl. -S hamza
HANAPER n pl. -S a wicker receptacle
HANCE n pl. -S a side of an arch
HAND v -ED, -ING, -S to present with the hand (the end of the forearm)
HANDBAG n pl. -S a small carrying bag
HANDBALL n pl. -S a small rubber ball
HANDBELL n pl. -S a small bell with a handle
HANDBILL n pl. -S a circular
HANDBOOK n pl. -S a manual
HANDCAR n pl. -S a hand-operated railroad car
HANDCART n pl. -S a cart pushed by hand
HANDCUFF v -ED, -ING, -S to fetter with restraining cuffs
HANDFAST v -ED, -ING, -S to grip securely
HANDFUL n pl. HANDFULS or HANDSFUL as much as the hand can hold
HANDGRIP n pl. -S a grip by the hand or hands
HANDGUN n pl. -S a small firearm
HANDHELD n pl. -S something held in the hand
HANDHOLD n pl. -S a handgrip
HANDICAP v -CAPPED, -CAPPING, -CAPS to hinder
HANDIER comparative of handy
HANDIEST superlative of handy
HANDILY adv in a handy manner
HANDLE v -DLED, -DLING, -DLES to touch with the hands
HANDLER n pl. -S one that handles
HANDLESS adj having no hands
HANDLIKE adj resembling a hand
HANDLING n pl. -S the manner in which something is handled
HANDLIST n pl. -S a reference list
HANDLOOM n pl. -S a manually operated loom
HANDMADE adj made by hand
HANDMAID n pl. -S a female servant
HANDOFF n pl. -S a play in football
HANDOUT n pl. -S something given out free
HANDOVER n pl. -S an instance of giving up control
HANDPICK v -ED, -ING, -S to choose carefully
HANDRAIL n pl. -S a railing used for support
HANDSAW n pl. -S a saw used manually
HANDSEL v -SELED, -SELING, -SELS or -SELLED, -SELLING, -SELS to give a gift to
HANDSET n pl. -S a type of telephone
HANDSEWN adj sewn by hand
HANDSFUL a pl. of handful
HANDSOME adj -SOMER, -SOMEST attractive
HANDWORK n pl. -S manual labor
HANDWRIT adj written by hand
HANDY adj HANDIER, HANDIEST convenient for handling
HANDYMAN n pl. -MEN a man who does odd jobs
HANG v HUNG or HANGED, HANGING, HANGS to attach from above only HANGABLE adj
HANGAR v -ED, -ING, -S to place in an aircraft shelter
HANGBIRD n pl. -S a type of bird
HANGDOG n pl. -S a sneaky person
HANGER n pl. -S one that hangs
HANGFIRE n pl. -S a delay in detonation
HANGING n pl. -S an execution by strangling with a suspended noose
HANGMAN n pl. -MEN an executioner
HANGNAIL n pl. -S an agnail
HANGNEST n pl. -S a hangbird
HANGOUT n pl. -S a place often visited
HANGOVER n pl. -S the physical effects following a drinking binge
HANGTAG n pl. -S a type of tag used commercially
HANGUL pl. -S the Korean alphabetic script
HANGUP n pl. -S an inhibition or obsession
HANIWA n/pl Japanese clay sculptures
HANK v -ED, -ING, -S to fasten a sail
HANKER v -ED, -ING, -S to long for
HANKERER n pl. -S one that hankers
HANKIE n pl. -S hanky
HANKY n pl. -KIES a handkerchief
HANSA n pl. -S hanse
HANSE n pl. -S a guild of merchants
HANSEL v -SELED, -SELING, -SELS or -SELLED, -SELLING, -SELS to handsel
HANSOM n pl. -S a light carriage
HANT v -ED, -ING, -S to haunt
HANTLE n pl. -S a large amount
HANUMAN n pl. -S an East Indian monkey
HAO n pl. HAO a monetary unit of Vietnam
HAP v HAPPED, HAPPING, HAPS to happen
HAPAX n pl. -ES a word that occurs only once
HAPHTARA n pl. -RAS, -ROT or -ROTH a biblical selection
HAPLESS adj luckless
HAPLITE n pl. -S aplite
HAPLOID n pl. -S a cell having only one set of chromosomes
HAPLOIDY n pl. -DIES the state of being a haploid
HAPLONT n pl. -S an organism having a particular chromosomal structure
HAPLOPIA n pl. -S normal vision
HAPLOSIS n pl. -LOSES the halving of the chromosome number
HAPLY adv by chance
HAPPED past tense of hap
HAPPEN v -ED, -ING, -S to occur
HAPPING present participle of hap
HAPPY adj -PIER, -PIEST marked by joy HAPPILY adv
HAPTEN n pl. -S a substance similar to an antigen HAPTENIC adj
HAPTENE n pl. -S hapten
HAPTIC adj pertaining to the sense of touch
HAPTICAL adj haptic
HARANGUE v -RANGUED, -RANGUING, -RANGUES to deliver a tirade to
HARASS v -ED, -ING, -ES to bother persistently
HARASSER n pl. -S one that harasses
HARBOR v -ED, -ING, -S to shelter
HARBORER n pl. -S one that harbors
HARBOUR v -ED, -ING, -S to harbor
HARD adj HARDER, HARDEST firm and unyielding
HARDBACK n pl. -S a hardcover book
HARDBALL n pl. -S baseball
HARDBOOT n pl. -S a horseman
HARDCASE adj tough
HARDCORE adj unyielding
HARDEDGE n pl. -S a geometric painting
HARDEN v -ED, -ING, -S to make hard
HARDENER n pl. -S one that hardens
HARDHACK n pl. -S a woody plant
HARDHAT n pl. -S a conservative
HARDHEAD n pl. -S a practical person
HARDIER comparative of hardy
HARDIES pl. of hardy
HARDIEST superlative of hardy
HARDILY adv in a hardy manner
HARDLINE adj unyielding
HARDLY adv scarcely
HARDNESS n pl. -ES the state of being hard
HARDNOSE n pl. -S a stubborn person
HARDPAN n pl. -S a layer of hard subsoil
HARDS n/pl the coarse refuse of flax
HARDSET adj rigid
HARDSHIP n pl. -S a difficult, painful condition
HARDTACK n pl. -S a hard biscuit
HARDTOP n pl. -S a type of car
HARDWARE n pl. -S metal goods
HARDWIRE v -WIRED, -WIRING, -WIRES to permanently connect electronic components
HARDWOOD n pl. -S the hard, compact wood of various trees
HARDY adj -DIER, -DIEST very sturdy
HARDY n pl. -DIES a blacksmith's chisel
HARE v HARED, HARING, HARES to run
HAREBELL n pl. -S a perennial herb
HAREEM n pl. -S harem
HARELIKE adj resembling a hare (a long-eared mammal)
HARELIP n pl. -S a deformity of the upper lip
HAREM n pl. -S the section of a Muslim household reserved for women
HARIANA n pl. -S a breed of cattle
HARICOT n pl. -S the seed of various string beans
HARIJAN n pl. -S an outcaste in India
HARING present participle of hare
HARK v -ED, -ING, -S to listen to
HARKEN v -ED, -ING, -S to hearken
HARKENER n pl. -S one that harkens
HARL n pl. -S a herl
HARLOT n pl. -S a prostitute
HARLOTRY n pl. -RIES prostitution
HARM v -ED, -ING, -S to injure
HARMER n pl. -S one that harms
HARMFUL adj capable of harming
HARMIN n pl. -S harmine
HARMINE n pl. -S an alkaloid used as a stimulant
HARMLESS adj not harmful
HARMONIC n pl. -S an overtone
HARMONY n pl. -NIES agreement
HARNESS v -ED, -ING, -ES to put tackle on a draft animal
HARP v -ED, -ING, -S to play on a harp (a type of stringed musical instrument)
HARPER n pl. -S a harpist
HARPIES pl. of harpy
HARPIN n pl. -S harping
HARPING n pl. -S a wooden plank used in shipbuilding
HARPIST n pl. -S one that plays the harp
HARPOON v -ED, -ING, -S to strike with a harpoon
HARPY n pl. -PIES a shrewish person
HARRIDAN n pl. -S a haggard woman
HARRIED past tense of harry
HARRIER n pl. -S a hunting dog
HARRIES present 3d person sing. of harry
HARROW v -ED, -ING, -S to break up and level soil
HARROWER n pl. -S one that harrows
HARRUMPH v -ED, -ING, -S to make a guttural sound
HARRY v -RIED, -RYING, -RIES to pillage
HARSH adj HARSHER, HARSHEST severe HARSHLY adv
HARSHEN v -ED, -ING, -S to make harsh
HARSLET n pl. -S haslet
HART n pl. -S a male deer
HARTAL n pl. -S a stoppage of work
HARUMPH v -ED, -ING, -S harrumph
HARUSPEX n pl. -PICES a soothsayer of ancient Rome
HARVEST v -ED, -ING, -S to gather a crop
HAS a present 3d person sing. of have
HASH v -ED, -ING, -ES to mince
HASHEESH n pl. -ES hashish
HASHHEAD n pl. -S a hashish addict
HASHISH n pl. -ES a mild narcotic
HASLET n pl. -S the edible viscera of an animal
HASP v -ED, -ING, -S to fasten with a clasp
HASSEL n pl. -S an argument
HASSLE v -SLED, -SLING, -SLES to argue
HASSOCK n pl. -S a footstool
HAST a present 2d person sing. of have
HASTATE adj triangular
HASTE v HASTED, HASTING, HASTES to hasten
HASTEFUL adj hasty
HASTEN v -ED, -ING, -S to hurry
HASTENER n pl. -S one that hastens
HASTING present participle of haste
HASTY adj HASTIER, HASTIEST speedy HASTILY adv
HAT v HATTED, HATTING, HATS to provide with a hat (a covering for the head)
HATABLE adj hateable
HATBAND n pl. -S a band worn on a hat
HATBOX n pl. -ES a box for a hat
HATCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to bring forth young from an egg
HATCHECK adj pertaining to the checking of hats
HATCHEL v -ELED, -ELING, -ELS or -ELLED, -ELLING, -ELS to separate flax fibers with a comb
HATCHER n pl. -S one that hatches
HATCHERY n pl. -ERIES a place for hatching eggs
HATCHET n pl. -S a small ax
HATCHING n pl. -S a series of lines used to show shading
HATCHWAY n pl. -WAYS an opening in the deck of a ship
HATE v HATED, HATING, HATES to despise
HATEABLE adj meriting hatred
HATEFUL adj detestable
HATER n pl. -S one that hates
HATFUL n pl. HATSFUL or HATFULS as much as a hat can hold
HATH a present 3d person sing. of have
HATING present participle of hate
HATLESS adj lacking a hat
HATLIKE adj resembling a hat
HATMAKER n pl. -S one that makes hats
HATPIN n pl. -S a pin for securing a hat
HATRACK n pl. -S a rack for hats
HATRED n pl. -S intense dislike or aversion
HATSFUL a pl. of hatful
HATTED past tense of hat
HATTER n pl. -S a hatmaker
HATTERIA n pl. -S a reptile
HATTING present participle of hat
HAUBERK n pl. -S a coat of armor
HAUGH n pl. -S a low-lying meadow
HAUGHTY adj -TIER, -TIEST arrogant
HAUL v -ED, -ING, -S to pull with force
HAULAGE n pl. -S the act of hauling
HAULER n pl. -S one that hauls
HAULIER n pl. -S hauler
HAULM n pl. -S a plant stem
HAULMY adj HAULMIER, HAULMIEST having haulms
HAULYARD n pl. -S halyard
HAUNCH n pl. -ES the hindquarter HAUNCHED adj
HAUNT v -ED, -ING, -S to visit frequently
HAUNTER n pl. -S one that haunts
HAUSEN n pl. -S a Russian sturgeon
HAUSFRAU n pl. -FRAUS or -FRAUEN a housewife
HAUT adj haute
HAUTBOIS n pl. HAUTBOIS hautboy
HAUTBOY n pl. -BOYS an oboe
HAUTE adj high-class
HAUTEUR n pl. -S haughty manner or spirit
HAVARTI n pl. -S a Danish cheese
HAVDALAH n pl. -S habdalah
HAVE n pl. -S a wealthy person
HAVE v past 2d person sing. HAD, HADDEST or HADST, present participle HAVING, present 2d person sing. HAVE or HAST, 3d person sing. HAS or HATH to be in possession of
HAVELOCK n pl. -S a covering for a cap
HAVEN v -ED, -ING, -S to shelter
HAVER v -ED, -ING, -S to hem and haw
HAVEREL n pl. -S a fool
HAVING present participle of have
HAVIOR n pl. -S behavior
HAVIOUR n pl. -S havior
HAVOC v -OCKED, -OCKING, -OCS to destroy
HAVOCKER n pl. -S one that havocs
HAW v -ED, -ING, -S to turn left
HAWFINCH n pl. -ES a Eurasian finch
HAWK v -ED, -ING, -S to peddle
HAWKBILL n pl. -S a sea turtle
HAWKER n pl. -S one that hawks
HAWKEY n pl. -EYS a hawkie
HAWKEYED adj having keen sight
HAWKIE n pl. -S a white-faced cow
HAWKING n pl. -S falconry
HAWKISH adj warlike
HAWKLIKE adj resembling a hawk (a bird of prey)
HAWKMOTH n pl. -S a large moth
HAWKNOSE n pl. -S a large, curved nose
HAWKSHAW n pl. -S a detective
HAWKWEED n pl. -S a weedlike herb
HAWSE n pl. -S a part of a ship's bow
HAWSER n pl. -S a mooring rope
HAWTHORN n pl. -S a thorny shrub
HAY v -ED, -ING, -S to convert into hay (grass, cut and dried for fodder)
HAYCOCK n pl. -S a pile of hay
HAYER n pl. -S one that hays
HAYFIELD n pl. -S a field where grasses for hay are grown
HAYFORK n pl. -S a tool for pitching hay
HAYING n pl. -S the season for harvesting hay
HAYLAGE n pl. -S a type of hay
HAYLOFT n pl. -S a loft for hay storage
HAYMAKER n pl. -S one that makes hay
HAYMOW n pl. -S a hayloft
HAYRACK n pl. -S a frame used in hauling hay
HAYRICK n pl. -S a haystack
HAYRIDE n pl. -S a wagon ride
HAYSEED n pl. -S a bumpkin
HAYSTACK n pl. -S a pile of hay
HAYWARD n pl. -S an officer who tends cattle
HAYWIRE n pl. -S wire used in baling hay
HAZAN n pl. HAZANIM or HAZANS a cantor
HAZARD v -ED, -ING, -S to venture
HAZE v HAZED, HAZING, HAZES to subject to a humiliating initiation
HAZEL n pl. -S a shrub
HAZELHEN n pl. -S a European grouse
HAZELLY adj yellowish brown
HAZELNUT n pl. -S an edible nut
HAZER n pl. -S one that hazes
HAZIER comparative of hazy
HAZIEST superlative of hazy
HAZILY adv in a hazy manner
HAZINESS n pl. -ES the state of being hazy
HAZING n pl. -S an attempt to embarrass or ridicule
HAZY adj HAZIER, HAZIEST unclear
HAZZAN n pl. HAZZANIM or HAZZANS hazan
HE n pl. -S a male person
HEAD v -ED, -ING, -S to be chief of
HEADACHE n pl. -S a pain inside the head
HEADACHY adj -ACHIER, -ACHIEST having a headache
HEADBAND n pl. -S a band worn on the head
HEADER n pl. -S a grain harvester
HEADFISH n pl. -ES a marine fish
HEADGATE n pl. -S a gate to control the flow of water
HEADGEAR n pl. -S a covering for the head
HEADHUNT v -ED, -ING, -S to seek out, decapitate, and preserve the heads of enemies
HEADIER comparative of heady
HEADIEST superlative of heady
HEADILY adv in a heady manner
HEADING n pl. -S a title
HEADLAMP n pl. -S a light on the front of a car
HEADLAND n pl. -S a cliff
HEADLESS adj lacking a head
HEADLINE v -LINED, -LINING, -LINES to provide with a title
HEADLOCK n pl. -S a wrestling hold
HEADLONG adj rash; impetuous
HEADMAN n pl. -MEN a foreman
HEADMOST adj foremost
HEADNOTE n pl. -S a prefixed note
HEADPIN n pl. -S a bowling pin
HEADRACE n pl. -S a water channel
HEADREST n pl. -S a support for the head
HEADROOM n pl. -S clear vertical space
HEADSAIL n pl. -S a type fo sail
HEADSET n pl. -S a pair of earphones
HEADSHIP n pl. -S the position of a leader
HEADSMAN n pl. -MEN an executioner
HEADSTAY n pl. -STAYS a support for a ship's foremast
HEADWAY n pl. -WAYS forward movement
HEADWIND n pl. -S an oncoming wind
HEADWORD n pl. -S a word put at the beginning
HEADWORK n pl. -S mental work
HEADY adj HEADIER, HEADIEST intoxicating
HEAL v -ED, -ING, -S to make sound or whole HEALABLE adj
HEALER n pl. -S one that heals
HEALTH n pl. -S the physical condition of an organism
HEALTHY adj HEALTHIER, HEALTHIEST having good health
HEAP v -ED, -ING, -S to pile up
HEAR v HEARD, HEARING, HEARS to perceive by the ear HEARABLE adj
HEARER n pl. -S one that hears
HEARING n pl. -S a preliminary examination
HEARKEN v -ED, -ING, -S to listen to
HEARSAY n pl. -SAYS secondhand information
HEARSE v HEARSED, HEARSING, HEARSES to transport in a hearse (a vehicle for conveying corpses)
HEART v -ED, -ING, -S to hearten
HEARTEN v -ED, -ING, -S to give courage to
HEARTH n pl. -S the floor of a fireplace
HEARTY adj HEARTIER, HEARTIEST very friendly HEARTILY adv
HEARTY n pl. HEARTIES a comrade
HEAT v HEATED or HET, HEATING, HEATS to make hot HEATABLE adj
HEATEDLY adv in an inflamed or excited manner
HEATER n pl. -S an apparatus for heating
HEATH n pl. -S an evergreen shrub
HEATHEN n pl. -S an uncivilized person
HEATHER n pl. -S an evergreen shrub HEATHERY adj
HEATHY adj HEATHIER, HEATHIEST abounding in heath
HEATLESS adj having no warmth
HEAUME n pl. -S a medieval helmet
HEAVE v HEAVED HOVE, HEAVING, HEAVES to lift forcefully
HEAVEN n pl. -S the sky
HEAVENLY adj -LIER, -LIEST full of beauty and peace
HEAVER n pl. -S one that heaves
HEAVIER comparative of heavy
HEAVIES pl. of heavy
HEAVING present participle of heave
HEAVY adj HEAVIER, HEAVIEST having much weight HEAVILY adv
HEAVY n pl. HEAVIES a villain
HEAVYSET adj solidly built; stocky
HEBDOMAD n pl. -S the number seven
HEBETATE v -TATED, -TATING, -TATES to make dull
HEBETIC adj pertaining to puberty
HEBETUDE n pl. -S mental dullness
HEBRAIZE v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES to make Hebrew
HECATOMB n pl. -S a great sacrifice or slaughter
HECK n pl. -S hell
HECKLE v -LED, -LING, -LES to harass a speaker
HECKLER n pl. -S one that heckles
HECTARE n pl. -S a unit of area
HECTIC adj filled with turmoil HECTICLY adv
HECTICAL adj hectic
HECTOR v -ED, -ING, -S to bully
HEDDLE n pl. -S a part of a loom
HEDER n pl. HEDERS or HADARIM a Jewish school
HEDGE v HEDGED, HEDGING, HEDGES to surround with a hedge (a dense row of shrubs)
HEDGEHOG n pl. -S a small mammal
HEDGEHOP v -HOPPED, -HOPPING, -HOPS to fly near the ground
HEDGEPIG n pl. -S a hedgehog
HEDGER n pl. -S one that hedges
HEDGEROW n pl. -S a row of bushes
HEDGING present participle of hedge
HEDGY adj HEDGIER, HEDGIEST abounding in hedges
HEDONIC adj pertaining to pleasure
HEDONICS n/pl a branch of psychology
HEDONISM n pl. -S the pursuit of pleasure
HEDONIST n pl. -S a follower of hedonism
HEED v -ED, -ING, -S to pay attention to
HEEDER n pl. -S one that heeds
HEEDFUL adj paying close attention
HEEDLESS adj paying little or no attention
HEEHAW v -ED, -ING, -S to guffaw
HEEL v -ED, -ING, -S to supply with a heel (the raised part of a shoe)
HEELBALL n pl. -S a composition used for polishing
HEELER n pl. -S one that puts heels on shoes
HEELING n pl. -S the act of inclining laterally
HEELLESS adj lacking heels
HEELPOST n pl. -S a post fitted to the end of something
HEELTAP n pl. -S material put on the heel of a shoe
HEEZE v HEEZED, HEEZING, HEEZES to hoist
HEFT v -ED, -ING, -S to lift up
HEFTER n pl. -S one that hefts
HEFTY adj HEFTIER, HEFTIEST heavy HEFTILY adv
HEGARI n pl. -S a grain
HEGEMONY n pl. -NIES great authority
HEGIRA n pl. -S an exodus
HEGUMEN n pl. -S the head of a monastery
HEGUMENE n pl. -S the head of a nunnery
HEGUMENY n pl. -NIES the office of a hegumen
HEH n pl. -S a Hebrew letter
HEIFER n pl. -S a young cow
HEIGH interj -- used to attract attention
HEIGHT n pl. -S the highest point
HEIGHTEN v -ED, -ING, -S to raise
HEIGHTH n pl. -S height
HEIL v -ED, -ING, -S to salute
HEIMISH adj homelike
HEINIE n pl. -S the buttocks
HEINOUS adj very wicked
HEIR v -ED, -ING, -S to inherit
HEIRDOM n pl. -S heirship
HEIRESS n pl. -ES a female inheritor
HEIRLESS adj having no inheritors
HEIRLOOM n pl. -S an inherited possession
HEIRSHIP n pl. -S the right to inheritance
HEISHI n/pl tiny beads made from shells
HEIST v -ED, -ING, -S to steal
HEISTER n pl. -S one that heists
HEJIRA n pl. -S hegira
HEKTARE n pl. -S hectare
HELD past tense of hold
HELIAC adj heliacal
HELIACAL adj pertaining to the sun
HELIAST n pl. -S an Athenian judge
HELICAL adj shaped like a helix
HELICES a pl. of helix
HELICITY n pl. -TIES a component of a particle's spin
HELICOID n pl. -S a type of geometrical surface
HELICON n pl. -S a large bass tuba
HELICOPT v -ED, -ING, -S to travel by helicopter
HELILIFT v -ED, -ING, -S to transport by helicopter
HELIO n pl. -LIOS a signaling mirror
HELIPAD n pl. -S a heliport
HELIPORT n pl. -S an airport for helicopters
HELISTOP n pl. -S a heliport
HELIUM n pl. -S a gaseous element
HELIX n pl. -LIXES or -LICES something spiral in form
HELL v -ED, -ING, -S to behave raucously
HELLBENT adj stubbornly determined
HELLBOX n pl. -ES a printer's receptacle
HELLCAT n pl. -S a shrewish person
HELLER n pl. -S a hellion
HELLERI n pl. -ES a tropical fish
HELLERY n pl. -LERIES rough play
HELLFIRE n pl. -S the torment of hell
HELLHOLE n pl. -S a horrible place
HELLION n pl. -S a troublesome person
HELLISH adj horrible
HELLKITE n pl. -S a cruel person
HELLO v -ED, -ING, -ES or -S to greet
HELLUVA adj disagreeable
HELM v -ED, -ING, -S to steer a ship
HELMET v -ED, -ING, -S to supply with a helmet (a protective covering for the head)
HELMINTH n pl. -S a worm
HELMLESS adj lacking a helm (a steering system)
HELMSMAN n pl. -MEN one that steers a ship
HELO n pl. HELOS a helicopter
HELOT n pl. -S a slave or serf
HELOTAGE n pl. -S helotism
HELOTISM n pl. -S slavery or or serfdom
HELOTRY n pl. -RIES helotism
HELP v HELPED or HOLP, HELPED or HOLPEN, HELPING, HELPS to give assistance to HELPABLE adj
HELPER n pl. -S one that helps
HELPFUL adj being of service or assistance
HELPING n pl. -S a portion of food
HELPLESS adj defenseless
HELPMATE n pl. -S a helpful companion
HELPMEET n pl. -S a helpmate
HELVE v HELVED, HELVING, HELVES to provide with a handle
HEM v HEMMED, HEMMING, HEMS to provide with an edge
HEMAGOG n pl. -S an agent that promotes blood flow
HEMAL adj pertaining to the blood
HEMATAL adj hemal
HEMATEIN n pl. -S a chemical compound
HEMATIC n pl. -S a medicine for a blood disease
HEMATIN n pl. -S heme
HEMATINE n pl. -S hematin
HEMATITE n pl. -S an ore of iron
HEMATOID adj resembling blood
HEMATOMA n pl. -MAS or -MATA a swelling filled with blood
HEME n pl. -S a component of hemoglobin
HEMIC adj hemal
HEMIN n pl. -S a chloride of heme
HEMIOLA n pl. -S a rhythmic alteration in music
HEMIOLIA n pl. -S hemiola
HEMIPTER n pl. -S an insect
HEMLINE n pl. -S the bottom edge of a garment
HEMLOCK n pl. -S a poisonous herb
HEMMED past tense of hem
HEMMER n pl. -S one that hems
HEMMING present participle of hem
HEMOCOEL n pl. -S a body cavity
HEMOCYTE n pl. -S a blood cell
HEMOID adj hemal
HEMOLYZE v -LYZED, -LYZING, -LYZES to break down red blood cells
HEMOSTAT n pl. -S an instrument for reducing bleeding
HEMP n pl. -S a tall herb
HEMPEN adj made of hemp
HEMPIE adj HEMPIER, HEMPIEST hempy
HEMPIER comparative of hempy
HEMPIEST superlative of hempy
HEMPLIKE adj resembling hemp
HEMPSEED n pl. -S the seed of hemp
HEMPWEED n pl. -S a climbing plant
HEMPY adj HEMPIER, HEMPIEST mischievous
HEN n pl. -S a female chicken
HENBANE n pl. -S a poisonous herb
HENBIT n pl. -S a perennial herb
HENCE adv consequently
HENCHMAN n pl. -MEN an unscrupulous supporter
HENCOOP n pl. -S a cage for hens
HENEQUEN n pl. -S a fiber used to make ropes
HENEQUIN n pl. -S henequen
HENHOUSE n pl. -S a shelter for poultry
HENIQUEN n pl. -S henequen
HENLIKE adj resembling a hen
HENNA v -ED, -ING, -S to dye with a reddish coloring
HENNERY n pl. -NERIES a poultry farm
HENPECK v -ED, -ING, -S to dominate by nagging
HENRY n pl. -RIES or -RYS a unit of inductance
HENT v -ED, -ING, -S to grasp
HEP adj hip
HEPARIN n pl. -S a biochemical
HEPATIC n pl. -S a drug acting on the liver
HEPATICA n pl. -CAS or -CAE a perennial herb
HEPATIZE v -TIZED, -TIZING, -TIZES to convert tissue into a firm mass
HEPATOMA n pl. -MAS or -MATA a tumor of the liver
HEPCAT n pl. -S a jazz enthusiast
HEPTAD n pl. -S a group of seven
HEPTAGON n pl. -S a seven-sided polygon
HEPTANE n pl. -S a hydrocarbon used as a solvent
HEPTARCH n pl. -S one of a group of seven rulers
HEPTOSE n pl. -S a chemical compound
HER pron the objective or possessive case of the pronoun she
HERALD v -ED, -ING, -S to proclaim
HERALDIC adj pertaining to heraldry
HERALDRY n pl. -RIES the art or science of armorial bearings
HERB n pl. -S a flowering plant with a nonwoody stem
HERBAGE n pl. -S nonwoody plant life
HERBAL n pl. -S a book about herbs and plants
HERBARIA n/pl collections of dried plants
HERBED adj flavored with herbs
HERBIER comparative of herby
HERBIEST superlative of herby
HERBLESS adj lacking herbs
HERBLIKE adj resembling an herb
HERBY adj HERBIER, HERBIEST abounding in herbs
HERCULES n pl. -LESES any man of great size and strength
HERD v -ED, -ING, -S to bring together in a herd (a group of animals)
HERDER n pl. -S one who tends a herd
HERDIC n pl. -S a type of carriage
HERDLIKE adj resembling a herd
HERDMAN n pl. -MEN herdsman
HERDSMAN n pl. -MEN a herder
HERE n pl. -S this place
HEREAT adj at this time
HEREAWAY adv in this vicinity
HEREBY adv by this means
HEREDES pl. of heres
HEREDITY n pl. -TIES the genetic transmission of chracteristics
HEREIN adv in this
HEREINTO adv into this place
HEREOF adv of this
HEREON adv on this
HERES n pl. HEREDES an heir
HERESY n pl. -SIES a belief contrary to a church doctrine
HERETIC n pl. -S one that upholds heresy
HERETO adv to this matter
HERETRIX n pl. -TRIXES or -TRICES heritrix
HEREUNTO adv hereto
HEREUPON adv immediately following this
HEREWITH adv along with this
HERIOT n pl. -S a feudal tribute or payment
HERITAGE n pl. -S something that is inherited
HERITOR n pl. -S one that inherits
HERITRIX n pl. -TRIXES or -TRICES a female heritor
HERL n pl. -S a feathered fishing lure
HERM n pl. -S a type of statue
HERMA n pl. -MAE or -MAI a herm HERMAEAN adj
HERMETIC adj airtight
HERMIT n pl. -S a recluse HERMITIC adj
HERMITRY n pl. -RIES the state of being a hermit
HERN n pl. -S a heron
HERNIA n pl. -NIAS or -NIAE the protrusion of an organ through its surrounding wall HERNIAL adj
HERNIATE v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES to protrude through an abnormal bodily opening
HERO n pl. -ROES or -ROS a hoagie
HEROIC n pl. -S an epic verse
HEROICAL adj courageous; noble
HEROIN n pl. -S an addictive narcotic
HEROINE n pl. -S a brave woman
HEROISM n pl. -S heroic behavior
HEROIZE v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES to make heroic
HERON n pl. -S a wading bird
HERONRY n pl. -RIES a place where herons breed
HERPES n pl. HERPES a skin infection HERPETIC adj
HERRING n pl. -S a food fish
HERRY v -RIED, -RYING, -RIES to harry
HERS pron the possessive case of the pronoun she
HERSELF pron a form of the 3d person sing. feminine pronoun
HERSTORY n pl. -RIES history with a feminist viewpoint
HERTZ n pl. -ES a unit of frequency
HESITANT adj tending to hesitate
HESITATE v -TATED, -TATING, -TATES to hold back in uncertainty
HESSIAN n pl. -S a coarse cloth
HESSITE n pl. -S a mineral
HEST n pl. -S a command
HET n pl. -S heth
HETAERA n pl. -RAE or -RAS a concubine HETAERIC adj
HETAIRA n pl. -RAI or -RAS hetaera
HETERO n pl. -EROS a heterosexual
HETH n pl. -S a Hebrew letter
HETMAN n pl. -S a cossack leader
HEUCH n pl. -S heugh
HEUGH n pl. -S a steep cliff
HEW v HEWED, HEWN, HEWING, HEWS to cut with an ax HEWABLE adj
HEWER n pl. -S one that hews
HEX v -ED, -ING, -ES to cast an evil spell upon
HEXAD n pl. -S a group of six HEXADIC adj
HEXADE n pl. -S hexad
HEXAGON n pl. -S a polygon having six sides
HEXAGRAM n pl. -S a six-pointed star
HEXAMINE n pl. -S a chemical compound
HEXANE n pl. -S a volatile liquid
HEXAPLA n pl. -S an edition in which six texts are set in parallel columns HEXAPLAR adj
HEXAPOD n pl. -S a six-legged insect
HEXAPODY n pl. -DIES a line of verse with six feet
HEXARCHY n pl. -CHIES a group of six separate states
HEXER n pl. -S one that hexes
HEXEREI n pl. -S witchcraft
HEXONE n pl. -S a hydrocarbon solvent
HEXOSAN n pl. -S a carbohydrate
HEXOSE n pl. -S a simple sugar
HEXYL n pl. -S a hydrocarbon radical
HEY interj -- used to attract attention
HEYDAY n pl. -DAYS the period of one's greatest success
HEYDEY n pl. -DEYS heyday
HI interj -- used as a greeting
HIATUS n pl. -ES a gap or missing section HIATAL adj
HIBACHI n pl. -S a cooking device
HIBERNAL adj pertaining to winter
HIBISCUS n pl. -ES a tropical plant
HIC interj -- used to represent a hiccup
HICCOUGH v -ED, -ING, -S to hiccup
HICCUP v -CUPED, -CUPING, -CUPS or -CUPPED, -CUPPING, -CUPS to make a peculiar-sounding, spasmodic inhalation
HICK n pl. -S a rural person HICKISH adj
HICKEY n pl. HICKEYS or HICKIES a gadget
HICKORY n pl. -RIES a hardwood tree
HID a past tense of hide
HIDABLE adj able to be hidden
HIDALGO n pl. -GOS a minor Spanish nobleman
HIDDEN adj concealed; obscure HIDDENLY adv
HIDE v HID, HIDDEN, HIDING, HIDES to conceal
HIDE v HIDED, HIDING, HIDES to flog
HIDEAWAY n pl. -AWAYS a hideout
HIDELESS adj lacking a skin
HIDEOUS adj very ugly
HIDEOUT n pl. -S a place of refuge
HIDER n pl. -S one that hides
HIDING n pl. -S a beating
HIDROSIS n pl. -DROSES abnormal perspiration
HIDROTIC n pl. -S a drug that induces perspiration
HIE v HIED, HIEING or HYING, HIES to hurry
HIEMAL adj pertaining to winter
HIERARCH n pl. -S a religious leader
HIERATIC adj pertaining to priests
HIGGLE v -GLED, -GLING, -GLES to haggle
HIGGLER n pl. -S one that higgles
HIGH adj HIGHER, HIGHEST reaching far upward
HIGH n pl. -S a high level
HIGHBALL v -ED, -ING, -S to go at full speed
HIGHBORN adj of noble birth
HIGHBOY n pl. -BOYS a tall chest of drawers
HIGHBRED adj highborn
HIGHBROW n pl. -S a person who has superior tastes
HIGHBUSH adj forming a tall bush
HIGHJACK v -ED, -ING, -S to hijack
HIGHLAND n pl. -S an elevated region
HIGHLIFE n pl. -S the lifestyle of fashionable society
HIGHLY adv to a high degree
HIGHNESS n pl. -ES the state of being high
HIGHROAD n pl. -S a highway
HIGHSPOT n pl. -S an event of major importance
HIGHT v -ED, -ING, -S to command
HIGHTAIL v -ED, -ING, -S to retreat rapidly
HIGHTH n pl. -S height
HIGHWAY n pl. -WAYS a main road
HIJACK v -ED, -ING, -S to seize a vehicle while in transit
HIJACKER n pl. -S one that hijacks
HIJINKS n/pl mischievous fun
HIKE v HIKED, HIKING, HIKES to walk a long distance
HIKER n pl. -S one that hikes
HILA pl. of hilum
HILAR adj pertaining to a hilum
HILARITY n pl. -TIES noisy merriment
HILDING n pl. -S a vile person
HILI pl. of hilus
HILL v -ED, -ING, -S to form into a hill (a rounded elevation)
HILLER n pl. -S one that hills
HILLIER comparative of hilly
HILLIEST superlative of hilly
HILLO v -ED, -ING, -S or -ES to hallo
HILLOA v -ED, -ING, -S to hallo
HILLOCK n pl. -S a small hill HILLOCKY adj
HILLSIDE n pl. -S the side of a hill
HILLTOP n pl. -S the top of a hill
HILLY adj HILLIER, HILLIEST abounding in hills
HILT v -ED, -ING, -S to provide with a hilt (a handle for a weapon)
HILTLESS adj having no hilt
HILUM n pl. HILA a small opening in a bodily organ
HILUS n pl. HILI hilum
HIM pron the objective case of the pronoun he
HIMATION n pl. -MATIA or -MATIONS a loose outer garment
HIMSELF pron a form of the 3d person sing. masculine pronoun
HIN n pl. -S a Hebrew unit of liquid measure
HIND n pl. -S a female red deer
HINDER v -ED, -ING, -S to impede
HINDERER n pl. -S one that hinders
HINDGUT n pl. -S the rear part of the alimentary canal
HINDMOST adj farthest to the rear
HINGE v HINGED, HINGING, HINGES to attach a jointed device
HINGER n pl. -S one that hinges
HINNY v -NIED, -NYING, -NIES to whinny
HINT v -ED, -ING, -S to suggest indirectly
HINTER n pl. -S one that hints
HIP adj HIPPER, HIPPEST aware of the most current styles and trends
HIP v HIPPED, HIPPING, HIPS to build a type of roof
HIPBONE n pl. -S a pelvic bone
HIPLESS adj lacking a hip (the pelvic joint)
HIPLIKE adj suggestive of a hip
HIPLINE n pl. -S the distance around the hips
HIPNESS n pl. -ES the state of being hip
HIPPARCH n pl. -S a cavalry commander in ancient Greece
HIPPED past tense of hip
HIPPER comparative of hip
HIPPEST superlative of hip
HIPPIE n pl. -S a nonconformist
HIPPIER comparative of hippy
HIPPIEST superlative of hippy
HIPPING present participle of hip
HIPPISH adj depressed; sad
HIPPO n pl. -POS a hippopotamus
HIPPY adj -PIER, -PIEST having big hips
HIPSHOT adj lame; awkward
HIPSTER n pl. -S one that is hip
HIRABLE adj available for hire
HIRAGANA n pl. -S a Japanese cursive script
HIRCINE adj pertaining to a goat
HIRE v HIRED, HIRING, HIRES to engage the services of for payment HIREABLE adj
HIRELING n pl. -S one that works for money only
HIRER n pl. -S one that hires
HIRING present participle of hire
HIRPLE v -PLED, -PLING, -PLES to limp
HIRSEL v -SELED, -SELING, -SELS or -SELLED, -SELLING, -SELS to herd sheep
HIRSLE v -SLED, -SLING, -SLES to slide along
HIRSUTE adj hairy
HIRUDIN n pl. -S an anticoagulant
HIS pron the possessive form of the pronoun he
HISN pron his
HISPID adj covered with stiff hairs
HISS v -ED, -ING, -ES to make a sibilant sound
HISSELF pron himself
HISSER n pl. -S one that hisses
HISSING n pl. -S an object of scorn
HISSY n pl. HISSIES a tantrum
HIST v -ED, -ING, -S to hoist
HISTAMIN n pl. -S an amine released in allergic reactions
HISTIDIN n pl. -S an amino acid
HISTOGEN n pl. -S interior plant tissue
HISTOID adj pertaining to connective tissue
HISTONE n pl. -S a simple protein
HISTORIC adj important in history
HISTORY n pl. -RIES a chronological record of past events
HIT v HIT, HITTING, HITS to strike forcibly
HITCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to fasten with a knot or hook
HITCHER n pl. -S one that hitches
HITHER adv toward this place
HITHERTO adv up to now
HITLESS adj being without a hit
HITTER n pl. -S one that hits
HITTING present participle of hit
HIVE v HIVED, HIVING, HIVES to cause to enter a hive (a bee's nest)
HIVELESS adj lacking a hive
HIZZONER n pl. -S -- used as a title for a mayor
HM interj hmm
HMM interj -- used to express thoughtful consideration
HO interj -- used to express surprise
HOACTZIN n pl. -S or -ES hoatzin
HOAGIE n pl. -S a long sandwich
HOAGY n pl. -GIES hoagie
HOAR n pl. -S a white coating
HOARD v -ED, -ING, -S to gather and store away
HOARDER n pl. -S one that hoards
HOARDING n pl. -S something hoarded
HOARIER comparative of hoary
HOARIEST superlative of hoary
HOARILY adv in a hoary manner
HOARSE adj HOARSER, HOARSEST low and rough in sound HOARSELY adv
HOARSEN v -ED, -ING, -S to make hoarse
HOARY adj HOARIER, HOARIEST white with age
HOATZIN n pl. -S or -ES a tropical bird
HOAX v -ED, -ING, -ES to deceive
HOAXER n pl. -S one that hoaxes
HOB v HOBBED, HOBBING, HOBS to furnish with hobnails
HOBBIES pl. of hobby
HOBBIT n pl. -S a fictitious creature that lives underground
HOBBLE v -BLED, -BLING, -BLES to limp
HOBBLER n pl. -S one that hobbles
HOBBY n pl. -BIES a recreational pastime
HOBBYIST n pl. -S one that pursues a hobby
HOBLIKE adj suggestive of an elf
HOBNAIL v -ED, -ING, -S to put hobnails (short nails with a broad head) on a shoe sole
HOBNOB v -NOBBED, -NOBBING, -NOBS to associate in a friendly way
HOBO v -ED, -ING, -S or -ES to live like a hobo (a vagrant or tramp)
HOBOISM n pl. -S the state of being a hobo
HOCK v -ED, -ING, -S to pawn
HOCKER n pl. -S one that hocks
HOCKEY n pl. -EYS a game played on ice
HOCKSHOP n pl. -S a pawnshop
HOCUS v -CUSED, -CUSING, -CUSES or -CUSSED, -CUSSING, -CUSSES to deceive or cheat
HOD n pl. -S a portable trough
HODAD n pl. -S a nonsurfer
HODADDY n pl. -DIES hodad
HODDEN n pl. -S a coarse cloth
HODDIN n pl. -S hodden
HOE v HOED, HOEING, HOES to use a hoe (a gardening tool)
HOECAKE n pl. -S a cornmeal cake
HOEDOWN n pl. -S a square dance
HOELIKE adj resembling a hoe
HOER n pl. -S one that hoes
HOG v HOGGED, HOGGING, HOGS to take more than one's share
HOGAN n pl. -S a Navaho Indian dwelling
HOGBACK n pl. -S a sharp ridge
HOGFISH n pl. -ES a tropical fish
HOGG n pl. -S a young sheep
HOGGED past tense of hog
HOGGER n pl. -S one that hogs
HOGGET n pl. -S a young unshorn sheep
HOGGING present participle of hog
HOGGISH adj coarsely selfish
HOGLIKE adj hoggish
HOGMANAY n pl. -NAYS a Scottish celebration
HOGMANE n pl. -S hogmanay
HOGMENAY n pl. -NAYS hogmanay
HOGNOSE n pl. -S a nonvenomous snake
HOGNUT n pl. -S a hickory nut
HOGSHEAD n pl. -S a large cask
HOGTIE v -TIED, -TIEING or -TYING, -TIES to tie together the legs of
HOGWASH n pl. -ES meaningless talk
HOGWEED n pl. -S a coarse plant
HOICK v -ED, -ING, -S to change directions abruptly
HOIDEN v -ED, -ING, -S to hoyden
HOISE v HOISED, HOISING, HOISES to hoist
HOIST v -ED, -ING, -S to haul up by some mechanical means
HOISTER n pl. -S one that hoists
HOKE v HOKED, HOKING, HOKES to give false value to
HOKEY adj HOKIER, HOKIEST false; contrived HOKILY adv
HOKINESS n pl. -ES the state of being hokey
HOKKU n pl. HOKKU haiku
HOKUM n pl. -S nonsense
HOKYPOKY n pl. -KIES trickery
HOLARD n pl. -S the total quantity of water in the soil
HOLD v HELD, HOLDEN, HOLDING, HOLDS to maintain possession of HOLDABLE adj
HOLDALL n pl. -S a carrying case
HOLDBACK n pl. -S a restraining device
HOLDEN a past participle of hold
HOLDER n pl. -S one that holds
HOLDFAST n pl. -S a fastening device
HOLDING n pl. -S something held
HOLDOUT n pl. -S one who delays signing a contract
HOLDOVER n pl. -S something left over
HOLDUP n pl. -S a delay
HOLE v HOLED, HOLING, HOLES to make a hole (a cavity in a solid)
HOLELESS adj lacking a hole
HOLEY adj full of holes
HOLIBUT n pl. -S halibut
HOLIDAY v -ED, -ING, -S to take a vacation
HOLIER comparative of holy
HOLIES pl. of holy
HOLIEST superlative of holy
HOLILY adv in a holy manner
HOLINESS n pl. -ES the state of being holy
HOLING present participle of hole
HOLISM n pl. -S a philosophical theory
HOLIST n pl. -S one who adheres to the theory of holism HOLISTIC adj
HOLK v -ED, -ING, -S to howk
HOLLA v -ED, -ING, -S to hallo
HOLLAND n pl. -S a cotton fabric
HOLLER v -ED, -ING, -S to yell
HOLLIES pl. of holly
HOLLO v -ED, -ING, -S or -ES to hallo
HOLLOA v -ED, -ING, -S to hallo
HOLLOO v -ED, -ING, -S to hallo
HOLLOW adj -LOWER, -LOWEST not solid HOLLOWLY adv
HOLLOW v -ED, -ING, -S to make hollow
HOLLY n pl. -LIES a tree
HOLM n pl. -S an island in a river
HOLMIUM n pl. -S a metallic element HOLMIC adj
HOLOGAMY n pl. -MIES the state of having gametes of the same size and form as other cells
HOLOGRAM n pl. -S a three-dimensional photograph
HOLOGYNY n pl. -NIES a trait transmitted solely in the female line
HOLOTYPE n pl. -S an animal or plant specimen
HOLOZOIC adj eating solid foods
HOLP a past tense of help
HOLPEN a past participle of help
HOLS n/pl a vacation
HOLSTEIN n pl. -S a breed of cattle
HOLSTER n pl. -S a case for a pistol
HOLT n pl. -S a grove
HOLY adj -LIER, -LIEST having a divine nature or origin
HOLY n pl. -LIES a holy place
HOLYDAY n pl. -DAYS a religious holiday
HOLYTIDE n pl. -S a time of religious observance
HOMAGE v -AGED, -AGING, -AGES to pay tribute to
HOMAGER n pl. -S a feudal vassal
HOMBRE n pl. -S a fellow
HOMBURG n pl. -S a felt hat
HOME v HOMED, HOMING, HOMES to return to one's home (place of residence)
HOMEBODY n pl. -BODIES one who likes to stay at home
HOMEBOY n pl. -BOYS a boy or man from one's neighborhood
HOMEBRED n pl. -S a native athlete
HOMED past tense of home
HOMELAND n pl. -S one's native land
HOMELESS adj lacking a home
HOMELIKE adj suggestive of a home
HOMELY adj -LIER, -LIEST unattractive
HOMEMADE adj made at home
HOMEOBOX n pl. -ES a short DNA sequence
HOMEOTIC adj being a gene producing a shift in development
HOMEPORT v -ED, -ING, -S to assign a ship to a port
HOMER v -ED, -ING, -S to hit a home run
HOMEROOM n pl. -S the classroom where pupils report before classes begin
HOMESICK adj longing for home
HOMESITE n pl. -S a location for a house
HOMESPUN n pl. -S a loosely woven fabric
HOMESTAY n pl. -STAYS a period during which a visitor in a foreign country lives with a local family
HOMETOWN n pl. -S the town of one's birth or residence
HOMEWARD adv toward home
HOMEWORK n pl. -S work done at home
HOMEY adj HOMIER, HOMIEST homelike
HOMICIDE n pl. -S the killing of one person by another
HOMIER comparative of homy
HOMIEST superlative of homy
HOMILIST n pl. -S one that delivers a homily
HOMILY n pl. -LIES a sermon
HOMINES a pl. of homo
HOMINESS n pl. -ES the quality of being homey
HOMING present participle of home
HOMINIAN n pl. -S a hominid
HOMINID n pl. -S a manlike creature
HOMINIES pl. of hominy
HOMININE adj characteristic of man
HOMINIZE v -NIZED, -NIZING, -NIZES to alter the environment to conform with evolving man
HOMINOID n pl. -S a manlike animal
HOMINY n pl. -NIES hulled, dried corn
HOMMOCK n pl. -S a ridge in an ice field
HOMMOS n pl. -ES hummus
HOMO n pl. HOMINES or HOMOS a member of the genus that includes modern man
HOMOGAMY n pl. -MIES the bearing of sexually similar flowers
HOMOGENY n pl. -NIES correspondence in form or structure
HOMOGONY n pl. -NIES the condition of having flowers with uniform stamens and pistils
HOMOLOG n pl. -S something that exhibits homology
HOMOLOGY n pl. -GIES similarity in structure
HOMONYM n pl. -S a namesake
HOMONYMY n pl. -MIES the condition of having the same name
HOMOSEX n pl. -ES homosexuality
HOMY adj HOMIER, HOMIEST homey
HON n pl. -S a honeybun
HONAN n pl. -S a fine silk
HONCHO v -ED, -ING, -S to take charge of
HONDA n pl. -S a part of a lariat
HONDLE v -DLED, -DLING, -DLES to haggle
HONE v HONED, HONING, HONES to sharpen
HONER n pl. -S one that hones
HONEST adj -ESTER, -ESTEST truthful HONESTLY adv
HONESTY n pl. -TIES the quality of being honest
HONEWORT n pl. -S a perennial herb
HONEY v -EYED or -IED, -EYING, -EYS to sweeten with honey (a sweet, viscid fluid)
HONEYBEE n pl. -S a type of bee
HONEYBUN n pl. -S a sweetheart
HONEYDEW n pl. -S a sweet fluid
HONEYFUL adj containing much honey
HONG n pl. -S a Chinese factory
HONIED a past tense of honey
HONING present participle of hone
HONK v -ED, -ING, -S to emit a cry like that of a goose
HONKER n pl. -S one that honks
HONOR v -ED, -ING, -S to treat with respect
HONORAND n pl. -S an honoree
HONORARY n pl. -ARIES an honor society
HONOREE n pl. -S one that receives an honor
HONORER n pl. -S one that honors
HONOUR v -ED, -ING, -S to honor
HONOURER n pl. -S honorer
HOOCH n pl. -ES cheap whiskey
HOOD v -ED, -ING, -S to furnish with a hood (a covering for the head)
HOODIE n pl. -S a gray crow of Europe
HOODLESS adj lacking a hood
HOODLIKE adj resembling a hood
HOODLUM n pl. -S a thug
HOODOO v -ED, -ING, -S to bring bad luck to
HOODWINK v -ED, -ING, -S to trick
HOODY adj -IER, -IEST resembling a hoodlum
HOOEY n pl. -EYS something false or nonsensical
HOOF n pl. HOOVES or HOOFS the hard covering on the feet of certain animals
HOOF v -ED, -ING, -S to dance
HOOFBEAT n pl. -S the sound of hooves striking the ground
HOOFER n pl. -S a professional dancer
HOOFLESS adj lacking hooves
HOOFLIKE adj resembling a hoof
HOOK v -ED, -ING, -S to catch with a hook (a bent piece of metal)
HOOKA n pl. -S hookah
HOOKAH n pl. -S a water pipe
HOOKER n pl. -S a prostitute
HOOKEY n pl. -EYS hooky
HOOKIER comparative of hooky
HOOKIES pl. of hooky
HOOKIEST superlative of hooky
HOOKLESS adj lacking a hook
HOOKLET n pl. -S a small hook
HOOKLIKE adj resembling a hook
HOOKNOSE n pl. -S an aquiline nose
HOOKUP n pl. -S an electrical assemblage
HOOKWORM n pl. -S a parasitic worm
HOOKY adj HOOKIER, HOOKIEST full of hooks
HOOKY n pl. HOOKIES truancy
HOOLIE adj easy; slow
HOOLIGAN n pl. -S a hoodlum
HOOLY adj hoolie
HOOP v -ED, -ING, -S to fasten with a hoop (a circular band of metal)
HOOPER n pl. -S one that hoops
HOOPLA n pl. -S commotion
HOOPLESS adj lacking a hoop
HOOPLIKE adj suggestive of a hoop
HOOPOE n pl. -S a European bird
HOOPOO n pl. -POOS hoopoe
HOOPSTER n pl. -S a basketball player
HOORAH v -ED, -ING, -S to hurrah
HOORAY v -ED, -ING, -S to hurrah
HOOSEGOW n pl. -S a jail
HOOSGOW n pl. -S hoosegow
HOOT v -ED, -ING, -S to cry like an owl
HOOTCH n pl. -ES hooch
HOOTER n pl. -S one that hoots
HOOTY adj HOOTIER, HOOTIEST sounding like the cry of an owl
HOOVED adj having hooves
HOOVES a pl. of hoof
HOP v HOPPED, HOPPING, HOPS to move by jumping on one foot
HOPE v HOPED, HOPING, HOPES to have a desire or expectation
HOPEFUL n pl. -S one that seems promising
HOPELESS adj despairing
HOPER n pl. -S one that hopes
HOPHEAD n pl. -S a drug addict
HOPING present participle of hope
HOPLITE n pl. -S a foot soldier of ancient Greece HOPLITIC adj
HOPPED past tense of hop
HOPPER n pl. -S one that hops
HOPPING n pl. -S a going from one place to another of the same kind
HOPPING present participle of hop
HOPPLE v -PLED, -PLING, -PLES to hobble
HOPPY adj -PIER, -PIEST having the taste of hops (catkins of a particular vine)
HOPSACK n pl. -S a coarse fabric
HOPTOAD n pl. -S a toad
HORA n pl. -S an Israeli dance
HORAH n pl. -S hora
HORAL adj hourly
HORARY adj hourly
HORDE v HORDED, HORDING, HORDES to gather in a large group
HORDEIN n pl. -S a simple protein
HORIZON n pl. -S the line where the sky seems to meet the earth
HORMONE n pl. -S a secretion of the endocrine organs HORMONAL, HORMONIC adj
HORN v -ED, -ING, -S to form a horn (a hard, bonelike projection of the head)
HORNBEAM n pl. -S a small tree
HORNBILL n pl. -S a large-billed bird
HORNBOOK n pl. -S a primer
HORNET n pl. -S a stinging insect
HORNFELS n pl. HORNFELS a silicate rock
HORNIER comparative of horny
HORNIEST superlative of horny
HORNILY adv in a horny manner
HORNIST n pl. -S a French horn player
HORNITO n pl. -TOS a mound of volcanic matter
HORNLESS adj lacking a horn
HORNLIKE adj resembling a horn
HORNPIPE n pl. -S a musical instrument
HORNPOUT n pl. -S a catfish
HORNTAIL n pl. -S a wasplike insect
HORNWORM n pl. -S the larva of a hawkmoth
HORNWORT n pl. -S an aquatic herb
HORNY adj HORNIER, HORNIEST hornlike in hardness
HOROLOGE n pl. -S a timepiece
HOROLOGY n pl. -GIES the science of measuring time
HORRENT adj bristling; standing erect
HORRIBLE n pl. -S something that causes horror
HORRIBLY adv dreadfully
HORRID adj repulsive HORRIDLY adv
HORRIFIC adj causing horror
HORRIFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to cause to feel horror
HORROR n pl. -S a feeling of intense fear or repugnance
HORSE v HORSED, HORSING, HORSES to provide with a horse (a large, hoofed mammal)
HORSECAR n pl. -S a streetcar drawn by a horse
HORSEFLY n pl. -FLIES a large fly
HORSEMAN n pl. -MEN one who rides a horse
HORSEPOX n pl. -ES a skin disease of horses
HORSEY adj HORSIER, HORSIEST horsy
HORSIER comparative of horsy
HORSIEST superlative of horsy
HORSILY adv in a horsy manner
HORSING present participle of horse
HORST n pl. -S a portion of the earth's crust
HORSTE n pl. -S horst
HORSY adj HORSIER, HORSIEST resembling a horse
HOSANNA v -ED, -ING, -S to praise
HOSANNAH interj -- used to express praise to God
HOSE n pl. HOSEN stockings or socks
HOSE v HOSED, HOSING, HOSES to spray with water
HOSEL n pl. -S a part of a golf club
HOSEPIPE n pl. -S a flexible tube for conveying fluids
HOSIER n pl. -S one that makes hose
HOSIERY n pl. -SIERIES hose
HOSING present participle of hose
HOSPICE n pl. -S a shelter
HOSPITAL n pl. -S a medical institution
HOSPITIA n/pl places of shelter
HOSPODAR n pl. -S a governor of a region under Turkish rule
HOST v -ED, -ING, -S to entertain socially
HOSTA n pl. -S a plantain lily
HOSTAGE n pl. -S a person held as security
HOSTEL v -ED, -ING, -S to stay at inns overnight while traveling
HOSTELER n pl. -S an innkeeper
HOSTELRY n pl. -RIES an inn
HOSTESS v -ED, -ING, -ES to act as a hostess (a woman who entertains socially)
HOSTILE n pl. -S an unfriendly person
HOSTLER n pl. -S a person who tends horses or mules
HOSTLY adj pertaining to one who hosts
HOT adj HOTTER, HOTTEST having a high temperature
HOT v HOTTED, HOTTING, HOTS to heat
HOTBED n pl. -S a bed of rich soil
HOTBLOOD n pl. -S a thoroughbred horse
HOTBOX n pl. -ES an overheated bearing of a railroad car
HOTCAKE n pl. -S a pancake
HOTCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to wiggle
HOTCHPOT n pl. -S the combining of properties in order to divide them equally among heirs
HOTDOG v -DOGGED, -DOGGING, -DOGS to perform in a showy manner
HOTEL n pl. -S a public lodging
HOTELDOM n pl. -S hotels and hotel workers
HOTELIER n pl. -S a hotel manager
HOTELMAN n pl. -MEN a hotelier
HOTFOOT v -FOOTED, -FOOTING, -FOOTS to hurry
HOTHEAD n pl. -S a quick-tempered person
HOTHOUSE n pl. -S a heated greenhouse
HOTLINE n pl. -S a direct communications system for immediate contact
HOTLY adv in a hot manner
HOTNESS n pl. -ES the state of being hot
HOTPRESS v -ED, -ING, -ES to subject to heat and pressure
HOTROD n pl. -S a car modified for high speeds
HOTSHOT n pl. -S a showily skillful person
HOTSPUR n pl. -S a hothead
HOTTED past tense of hot
HOTTER comparative of hot
HOTTEST superlative of hot
HOTTING present participle of hot
HOTTISH adj somewhat hot
HOUDAH n pl. -S howdah
HOUND v -ED, -ING, -S to pursue relentlessly
HOUNDER n pl. -S one that hounds
HOUR n pl. -S a period of sixty minutes
HOURI n pl. -S a beautiful maiden in Muslim belief
HOURLY adj occurring every hour
HOUSE v HOUSED, HOUSING, HOUSES to lodge in a house (a building in which people live)
HOUSEBOY n pl. -BOYS a male servant
HOUSEFLY n pl. -FLIES a common fly
HOUSEFUL n pl. -S as much as a house will hold
HOUSEL v -SELED, -SELING, -SELS or -SELLED, -SELLING, -SELS to administer the Eucharist to
HOUSEMAN n pl. -MEN a male servant
HOUSER n pl. -S one who organizes housing projects
HOUSESIT v -SAT, -SITTING, -SITS to occupy a dwelling while the tenants are away
HOUSETOP n pl. -S the roof of a house
HOUSING n pl. -S any dwelling place
HOVE a past tense of heave
HOVEL v -ELED, -ELING, -ELS or -ELLED, -ELLING, -ELS to live in a small, miserable dwelling
HOVER v -ED, -ING, -S to hang suspended in the air
HOVERER n pl. -S something that hovers
HOW n pl. -S a method of doing something
HOWBEIT adv nevertheless
HOWDAH n pl. -S a seat on an elephant or camel for riders
HOWDIE n pl. -S a midwife
HOWDY v -DIED, -DYING, -DIES to greet with the words ``how do you do''
HOWE n pl. -S a valley
HOWEVER adv nevertheless
HOWF n pl. -S a place frequently visited
HOWFF n pl. -S howf
HOWITZER n pl. -S a short cannon
HOWK v -ED, -ING, -S to dig
HOWL v -ED, -ING, -S to cry like a dog
HOWLER n pl. -S one that howls
HOWLET n pl. -S an owl
HOY n pl. HOYS a heavy barge or scow
HOYA n pl. -S a flowering plant
HOYDEN v -ED, -ING, -S to act like a tomboy
HOYLE n pl. -S a rule book
HUARACHE n pl. -S a flat-heeled sandal
HUARACHO n pl. -CHOS huarache
HUB n pl. -S the center of a wheel
HUBBLY adj having an uneven surface
HUBBUB n pl. -S an uproar
HUBBY n pl. -BIES a husband
HUBCAP n pl. -S a covering for the hub of a wheel
HUBRIS n pl. -BRISES arrogance
HUCK n pl. -S a durable fabric
HUCKLE n pl. -S the hip
HUCKSTER v -ED, -ING, -S to peddle
HUDDLE v -DLED, -DLING, -DLES to crowd together
HUDDLER n pl. -S one that huddles
HUE n pl. -S color HUED, HUELESS adj
HUFF v -ED, -ING, -S to breathe heavily
HUFFISH adj sulky
HUFFY adj HUFFIER, HUFFIEST easily offended HUFFILY adv
HUG v HUGGED, HUGGING, HUGS to clasp tightly in the arms
HUGE adj HUGER, HUGEST very large HUGELY adj
HUGENESS n pl. -ES the quality of being huge
HUGEOUS adj huge
HUGER comparative of huge
HUGEST superlative of huge
HUGGABLE adj cuddlesome
HUGGED past tense of hug
HUGGER n pl. -S one that hugs
HUGGING present participle of hug
HUH interj -- used to express surprise
HUIC interj -- used to encourage hunting hounds
HUIPIL n pl. -S or -ES an embroidered blouse or dress of Mexico
HUISACHE n pl. -S a flowering plant
HULA n pl. -S a Hawaiian dance
HULK v -ED, -ING, -S to appear impressively large
HULKY adj HULKIER, HULKIEST massive
HULL v -ED, -ING, -S to remove the shell from a seed
HULLER n pl. -S one that hulls
HULLO v -ED, -ING, -S or -ES to hallo
HULLOA v -ED, -ING, -S to hallo
HUM v HUMMED, HUMMING, HUMS to sing without opening the lips or saying words
HUMAN n pl. -S a person
HUMANE adj -MANER, -MANEST compassionate HUMANELY adv
HUMANISE v -ISED, -ISING, -ISES to humanize
HUMANISM n pl. -S the quality of being human
HUMANIST n pl. -S one who studies human nature
HUMANITY n pl. -TIES the human race
HUMANIZE v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES to make human
HUMANLY adv in a human manner
HUMANOID n pl. -S something having human form
HUMATE n pl. -S a chemical salt
HUMBLE adj -BLER, -BLEST modest
HUMBLE v -BLED, -BLING, -BLES to reduce the pride of
HUMBLER n pl. -S one that humbles
HUMBLEST superlative of humble
HUMBLING present participle of humble
HUMBLY adv in a humble manner
HUMBUG v -BUGGED, -BUGGING, -BUGS to deceive
HUMDRUM n pl. -S a dull, boring person
HUMERAL n pl. -S a bone of the shoulder
HUMERUS n pl. -MERI the large bone of the upper arm
HUMIC adj derived from humus
HUMID adj having much humidity
HUMIDIFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to make humid
HUMIDITY n pl. -TIES moisture of the air
HUMIDLY adv in a humid manner
HUMIDOR n pl. -S a cigar case
HUMIFIED adj converted into humus
HUMILITY n pl. -TIES the quality of being humble
HUMMABLE adj capable of being hummed
HUMMED past tense of hum
HUMMER n pl. -S one that hums
HUMMING present participle of hum
HUMMOCK v -ED, -ING, -S to form into hummocks (small rounded hills)
HUMMOCKY adj abounding in hummocks
HUMMUS n pl. -ES a paste of pureed chickpeas and tahini
HUMOR v -ED, -ING, -S to indulge
HUMORAL adj pertaining to bodily fluids
HUMORFUL adj humorous
HUMORIST n pl. -S a humorous writer or entertainer
HUMOROUS adj funny; witty
HUMOUR v -ED, -ING, -S to humor
HUMP v -ED, -ING, -S to arch into a hump (a rounded protuberance)
HUMPBACK n pl. -S a humped back
HUMPH v -ED, -ING, -S to utter a grunt
HUMPLESS adj lacking a hump
HUMPY adj HUMPIER, HUMPIEST full of humps
HUMUS n pl. -ES decomposed organic matter
HUMVEE n pl. -S a type of motor vehicle
HUN n pl. -S a barbarous, destructive person
HUNCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to arch forward
HUNDRED n pl. -S a number
HUNG a past tense of hang
HUNGER v -ED, -ING, -S to crave
HUNGOVER adj suffering from a hangover
HUNGRY adj -GRIER, -GRIEST wanting food HUNGRILY adv
HUNH interj -- used to ask for a repetition of an utterance
HUNK n pl. -S a large piece
HUNKER v -ED, -ING, -S to squat
HUNKY adj HUNKIER, HUNKIEST muscular and attractive
HUNNISH adj resembling a hun
HUNT v -ED, -ING, -S to pursue for food or sport HUNTABLE adj HUNTEDLY adv
HUNTER n pl. -S one that hunts
HUNTING n pl. -S an instance of searching
HUNTRESS n pl. -ES a female hunter
HUNTSMAN n pl. -MEN a hunter
HUP interj -- used to mark a marching cadence
HURDIES n/pl the buttocks
HURDLE v -DLED, -DLING, -DLES to jump over
HURDLER n pl. -S one that hurdles
HURDS n/pl hards
HURL v -ED, -ING, -S to throw with great force
HURLER n pl. -S one that hurls
HURLEY n pl. -LEYS hurling
HURLING n pl. -S an Irish game
HURLY n pl. -LIES commotion
HURRAH v -ED, -ING, -S to cheer
HURRAY v -ED, -ING, -S to hurrah
HURRIER n pl. -S one that hurries
HURRY v -RIED, -RYING, -RIES to move swiftly
HURST n pl. -S a small hill
HURT v HURT, HURTING, HURTS to injure
HURTER n pl. -S one that hurts
HURTFUL adj causing injury
HURTLE v -TLED, -TLING, -TLES to rush violently
HURTLESS adj harmless
HUSBAND v -ED, -ING, -S to spend wisely
HUSH v -ED, -ING, -ES to quiet HUSHEDLY adv
HUSHABY v go to sleep -- used imperatively to soothe a child
HUSHFUL adj quiet
HUSK v -ED, -ING, -S to remove the husk (the outer covering) from
HUSKER n pl. -S one that husks
HUSKIER comparative of husky
HUSKIES pl. of husky
HUSKIEST superlative of husky
HUSKILY adv in a husky manner
HUSKING n pl. -S a gathering of families to husk corn
HUSKLIKE adj resembling a husk
HUSKY adj -KIER, -KIEST hoarse
HUSKY n pl. -KIES an Eskimo dog
HUSSAR n pl. -S a cavalry soldier
HUSSY n pl. -SIES a lewd woman
HUSTINGS n pl. HUSTINGS a British court
HUSTLE v -TLED, -TLING, -TLES to hurry
HUSTLER n pl. -S one that hustles
HUSWIFE n pl. -WIFES or -WIVES a sewing kit
HUT v HUTTED, HUTTING, HUTS to live in a hut (a simple shelter)
HUTCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to store away
HUTLIKE adj resembling a hut
HUTMENT n pl. -S a group of huts
HUTTED past tense of hut
HUTTING present participle of hut
HUTZPA n pl. -S chutzpah
HUTZPAH n pl. -S chutzpah
HUZZA v -ED, -ING, -S to cheer
HUZZAH v -ED, -ING, -S to huzza
HWAN n pl. HWAN a monetary unit of South Korea
HYACINTH n pl. -S a flowering plant
HYAENA n pl. -S hyena HYAENIC adj
HYALIN n pl. -S hyaline
HYALINE n pl. -S a transparent substance
HYALITE n pl. -S a colorless opal
HYALOGEN n pl. -S a substance found in animal cells
HYALOID n pl. -S a membrane of the eye
HYBRID n pl. -S the offspring of genetically dissimilar parents
HYBRIS n pl. -BRISES hubris
HYDATID n pl. -S a cyst caused by a tapeworm
HYDRA n pl. -DRAS or -DRAE a freshwater polyp
HYDRACID n pl. -S an acid
HYDRAGOG n pl. -S a purgative causing watery discharges
HYDRANT n pl. -S an outlet from a water main
HYDRANTH n pl. -S the oral opening of a hydra
HYDRASE n pl. -S an enzyme
HYDRATE v -DRATED, -DRATING, -DRATES to combine with water
HYDRATOR n pl. -S one that hydrates
HYDRIA n pl. -DRIAE a water jar
HYDRIC adj pertaining to moisture
HYDRID n pl. -S hydride
HYDRIDE n pl. -S a chemical compound
HYDRO n pl. -DROS electricity produced by waterpower
HYDROGEL n pl. -S a colloid
HYDROGEN n pl. -S a gaseous element
HYDROID n pl. -S a polyp
HYDROMEL n pl. -S a mixture of honey and water
HYDRONIC adj pertaining to heating and cooling by water
HYDROPIC adj affected with hydropsy
HYDROPS n pl. -ES hydropsy
HYDROPSY n pl. -SIES dropsy
HYDROSKI n pl. -S a plate attached to a seaplane to facilitate takeoffs and landings
HYDROSOL n pl. -S an aqueous solution of a colloid
HYDROUS adj containing water
HYDROXY adj containing hydroxyl
HYDROXYL n pl. -S the radical or group containing oxygen and hydrogen
HYENA n pl. -S a wolflike mammal HYENIC, HYENINE, HYENOID adj
HYETAL adj pertaining to rain
HYGEIST n pl. -S an expert in hygiene
HYGIEIST n pl. -S hygeist
HYGIENE n pl. -S the science of health HYGIENIC adj
HYING present participle of hie
HYLA n pl. -S a tree frog
HYLOZOIC adj pertaining to the doctrine that life and matter are inseparable
HYMEN n pl. -S a vaginal membrane HYMENAL adj
HYMENEAL n pl. -S a wedding song or poem
HYMENIUM n pl. -NIA or -NIUMS a layer in certain fungi HYMENIAL adj
HYMN v -ED, -ING, -S to sing a hymn (a song of praise to God)
HYMNAL n pl. -S a book of hymns
HYMNARY n pl. -RIES a hymnal
HYMNBOOK n pl. -S a hymnal
HYMNIST n pl. -S one who composes hymns
HYMNLESS adj lacking a hymn
HYMNLIKE adj resembling a hymn
HYMNODY n pl. -DIES the singing of hymns
HYOID n pl. -S a bone of the tongue HYOIDAL, HYOIDEAN adj
HYOSCINE n pl. -S a sedative
HYP n pl. -S hypochondria
HYPE v HYPED, HYPING, HYPES to promote extravagantly
HYPER adj very excitable
HYPERGOL n pl. -S a rocket fuel
HYPERON n pl. -S an atomic particle
HYPEROPE n pl. -S a farsighted person
HYPHA n pl. -PHAE a threadlike element of a fungus HYPHAL adj
HYPHEMIA n pl. -S deficiency of blood
HYPHEN v -ED, -ING, -S to connect words or syllables with a hyphen (a mark of punctuation)
HYPING present participle of hype
HYPNIC adj pertaining to sleep
HYPNOID adj pertaining to hypnosis or sleep
HYPNOSIS n pl. -NOSES an artificially induced state resembling sleep
HYPNOTIC n pl. -S a sleep-inducing drug
HYPO v -ED, -ING, -S to inject with a hypodermic needle
HYPOACID adj having a lower than normal degree of acidity
HYPODERM n pl. -S a skin layer
HYPOGEA pl. of hypogeum
HYPOGEAL adj underground
HYPOGEAN adj hypogeal
HYPOGENE adj formed underground
HYPOGEUM n pl. -GEA an underground chamber
HYPOGYNY n pl. -NIES the condition of having flowers with organs situated below the ovary
HYPONEA n pl. -S hyponoia
HYPONOIA n pl. -S dulled mental activity
HYPOPNEA n pl. -S abnormally shallow breathing
HYPOPYON n pl. -S an accumulation of pus in the eye
HYPOTHEC n pl. -S a type of mortgage
HYPOXIA n pl. -S a deficiency of oxygen in body tissue HYPOXIC adj
HYRACOID n pl. -S a hyrax
HYRAX n pl. -RAXES or -RACES a small, harelike mammal
HYSON n pl. -S a Chinese tea
HYSSOP n pl. -S a medicinal herb
HYSTERIA n pl. -S uncontrollable excitement or fear
HYSTERIC n pl. -S one who is subject to fits of hysteria
HYTE adj insane
IAMB n pl. -S a type of metrical foot
IAMBIC n pl. -S an iamb
IAMBUS n pl. -BUSES or -BI an iamb
IATRIC adj pertaining to medicine
IATRICAL adj iatric
IBEX n pl. IBEXES or IBICES a wild goat
IBIDEM adv in the same place
IBIS n pl. IBISES a wading bird
IBOGAINE n pl. -S an alkaloid used as an antidepressant
ICE v ICED, ICING, ICES to cover with ice (frozen water)
ICEBERG n pl. -S a large floating body of ice
ICEBLINK n pl. -S a glare over an ice field
ICEBOAT n pl. -S a vehicle that sails on ice
ICEBOUND adj surrounded by ice
ICEBOX n pl. -ES a cabinet for cooling food
ICECAP n pl. -S a covering of ice and snow
ICED past tense of ice
ICEFALL n pl. -S a kind of frozen waterfall
ICEHOUSE n pl. -S a building for storing ice
ICEKHANA n pl. -S an automotive event held on a frozen lake
ICELESS adj having no ice
ICELIKE adj resembling ice
ICEMAN n pl. -MEN a man who supplies ice
ICH n pl. ICHS a disease of certain fishes
ICHNITE n pl. -S a fossil footprint
ICHOR n pl. -S a watery discharge from a wound ICHOROUS adj
ICHTHYIC adj pertaining to fishes
ICICLE n pl. -S a hanging spike of ice ICICLED adj
ICIER comparative of icy
ICIEST superlative of icy
ICILY adv in an icy manner
ICINESS n pl. -ES the state of being icy
ICING n pl. -S a sweet mixture for covering cakes
ICK interj -- used to express disgust
ICKER n pl. -S a head of grain
ICKINESS n pl. -ES the state of being icky
ICKY adj ICKIER, ICKIEST repulsive ICKILY adv
ICON n pl. -S or -ES a representation ICONIC, ICONICAL adj
ICTERIC n pl. -S a remedy for icterus
ICTERUS n pl. -ES a diseased condition of the liver
ICTUS n pl. -ES a recurring stress or beat in a poetical form ICTIC adj
ICY adj ICIER, ICIEST covered with ice
ID n pl. -S a part of the psyche
IDEA n pl. -S a conception existing in the mind IDEALESS adj
IDEAL n pl. -S a standard of perfection
IDEALISE v -ISED, -ISING, -ISES to idealize
IDEALISM n pl. -S the pursuit of noble goals
IDEALIST n pl. -S an adherent of idealism
IDEALITY n pl. -TIES the state of being perfect; something idealized
IDEALIZE v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES to regard as perfect
IDEALLY adv perfectly
IDEALOGY n pl. -GIES ideology
IDEATE v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES to form an idea
IDEATION n pl. -S the act of ideating
IDEATIVE adj pertaining to ideation
IDEM adj the same
IDENTIC adj identical
IDENTIFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to establish the identity of
IDENTITY n pl. -TIES the essential character of a person or thing
IDEOGRAM n pl. -S a type of written symbol
IDEOLOGY n pl. -GIES a systematic body of ideas
IDES n pl. IDES a certain day in the ancient Roman calendar
IDIOCY n pl. -CIES the condition of being an idiot
IDIOLECT n pl. -S one's speech pattern
IDIOM n pl. -S an expression peculiar to a language
IDIOT n pl. -S a mentally deficient person IDIOTIC adj
IDIOTISM n pl. -S idiocy
IDLE adj IDLER, IDLEST inactive
IDLE v IDLED, IDLING, IDLES to pass time idly
IDLENESS n pl. -ES the state of being idle
IDLER n pl. -S one that idles
IDLESSE n pl. -S idleness
IDLEST superlative of idle
IDLING present participle of idle
IDLY adv in an idle manner
IDOCRASE n pl. -S a mineral
IDOL n pl. -S an object of worship
IDOLATER n pl. -S one that worships idols
IDOLATOR n pl. -S idolater
IDOLATRY n pl. -TRIES the worship of idols
IDOLISE v -ISED, -ISING, -ISES to idolize
IDOLISER n pl. -S one that idolises
IDOLISM n pl. -S idolatry
IDOLIZE v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES to worship
IDOLIZER n pl. -S one that idolizes
IDONEITY n pl. -TIES the state of being idoneous
IDONEOUS adj suitable
IDYL n pl. -S a poem or prose work depicting scenes of rural simplicity
IDYLIST n pl. -S a writer of idyls
IDYLL n pl. -S idyl IDYLLIC adj
IDYLLIST n pl. -S idylist
IF n pl. -S a possibility
IFF conj if and only if
IFFINESS n pl. -ES the state of being iffy
IFFY adj IFFIER, IFFIEST full of uncertainty
IGLOO n pl. -LOOS an Eskimo dwelling
IGLU n pl. -S igloo
IGNATIA n pl. -S a medicinal seed
IGNEOUS adj pertaining to fire
IGNIFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to burn
IGNITE v -NITED, -NITING, -NITES to set on fire
IGNITER n pl. -S one that ignites
IGNITION n pl. -S the act of igniting
IGNITOR n pl. -S igniter
IGNITRON n pl. -S a type of rectifier tube
IGNOBLE adj of low character IGNOBLY adv
IGNOMINY n pl. -NIES disgrace or dishonor
IGNORANT adj having no knowledge
IGNORE v -NORED, -NORING, -NORES to refuse to notice
IGNORER n pl. -S one that ignores
IGUANA n pl. -S a tropical lizard
IGUANIAN n pl. -S a lizard related to the iguana
IHRAM n pl. -S the garb worn by Muslim pilgrims
IKAT n pl. -S a fabric of tie-dyed yarns
IKEBANA n pl. -S the Japanese art of flower arranging
IKON n pl. -S icon
ILEA pl. of ileum
ILEAC adj pertaining to the ileum
ILEAL adj ileac
ILEITIS n pl. ILEITIDES inflammation of the ileum
ILEUM n pl. ILEA a part of the small intestine
ILEUS n pl. -ES intestinal obstruction
ILEX n pl. -ES a holly
ILIA pl. of ilium
ILIAC adj pertaining to the ilium
ILIAD n pl. -S a long poem
ILIAL adj iliac
ILIUM n pl. ILIA a bone of the pelvis
ILK n pl. -S a class or kind
ILKA adj each
ILL n pl. -S an evil
ILLATION n pl. -S the act of inferring
ILLATIVE n pl. -S a word or phrase introducing an inference
ILLEGAL n pl. -S a person who enters a country without authorization
ILLICIT adj not permitted
ILLINIUM n pl. -S a radioactive element
ILLIQUID adj not readily convertible into cash
ILLITE n pl. -S a group of minerals ILLITIC adj
ILLNESS n pl. -ES sickness
ILLOGIC n pl. -S absence of logic
ILLUME v -LUMED, -LUMING, -LUMES to illuminate
ILLUMINE v -MINED, -MINING, -MINES to illuminate
ILLUSION n pl. -S a false perception
ILLUSIVE adj illusory
ILLUSORY adj based on illusion
ILLUVIUM n pl. -VIA or -VIUMS a type of material accumulated in soil ILLUVIAL adj
ILLY adv badly
ILMENITE n pl. -S a mineral
IMAGE v -AGED, -AGING, -AGES to imagine
IMAGER n pl. -S one that images
IMAGERY n pl. -ERIES mental pictures
IMAGINAL adj pertaining to an imago
IMAGINE v -INED, -INING, -INES to form a mental picture of
IMAGINER n pl. -S one that imagines
IMAGING n pl. -S the process of producing an image
IMAGING present participle of image
IMAGINING present participle of imagine
IMAGISM n pl. -S a movement in poetry
IMAGIST n pl. -S an adherent of imagism
IMAGO n pl. -GOES or -GOS an adult insect
IMAM n pl. -S a Muslim priest
IMAMATE n pl. -S the office of an imam
IMARET n pl. -S a Turkish inn
IMAUM n pl. -S imam
IMBALM v -ED, -ING, -S to embalm
IMBALMER n pl. -S embalmer
IMBARK v -ED, -ING, -S to embark
IMBECILE n pl. -S a mentally deficient person
IMBED v -BEDDED, -BEDDING, -BEDS to embed
IMBIBE v -BIBED, -BIBING, -BIBES to drink
IMBIBER n pl. -S one that imbibes
IMBITTER v -ED, -ING, -S to embitter
IMBLAZE v -BLAZED, -BLAZING, -BLAZES to emblaze
IMBODY v -BODIED, -BODYING, -BODIES to embody
IMBOLDEN v -ED, -ING, -S to embolden
IMBOSOM v -ED, -ING, -S to embosom
IMBOWER v -ED, -ING, -S to embower
IMBROWN v -ED, -ING, -S to embrown
IMBRUE v -BRUED, -BRUING, -BRUES to stain
IMBRUTE v -BRUTED, -BRUTING, -BRUTES to make brutal
IMBUE v -BUED, -BUING, -BUES to make thoroughly wet
IMID n pl. -S imide
IMIDE n pl. -S a chemical compound IMIDIC adj
IMIDO adj containing an imide
IMINE n pl. -S a chemical compound
IMINO adj containing an imine
IMITABLE adj capable of being imitated
IMITATE v -TATED, -TATING, -TATES to behave in the same way as
IMITATOR n pl. -S one that imitates
IMMANE adj great in size
IMMANENT adj existing within
IMMATURE n pl. -S an individual that is not fully grown or developed
IMMENSE adj -MENSER, -MENSEST great in size
IMMERGE v -MERGED, -MERGING, -MERGES to immerse
IMMERSE v -MERSED, -MERSING, -MERSES to plunge into a liquid
IMMESH v -ED, -ING, -ES to enmesh
IMMIES pl. of immy
IMMINENT adj ready to take place
IMMINGLE v -GLED, -GLING, -GLES to blend
IMMIX v -ED, -ING, -ES to mix in
IMMOBILE adj incapable of being moved
IMMODEST adj not modest
IMMOLATE v -LATED, -LATING, -LATES to kill as a sacrifice
IMMORAL adj contrary to established morality
IMMORTAL n pl. -S one who is not subject to death
IMMOTILE adj lacking mobility
IMMUNE n pl. -S one who is protected from a disease
IMMUNISE v -NISED, -NISING, -NISES to immunize
IMMUNITY n pl. -TIES the state of being protected from a disease
IMMUNIZE v -NIZED, -NIZING, -NIZES to protect from a disease
IMMURE v -MURED, -MURING, -MURES to imprison
IMMY n pl. -MIES a type of playing marble
IMP v -ED, -ING, -S to graft feathers onto a bird's wing
IMPACT v -ED, -ING, -S to pack firmly together
IMPACTER n pl. -S one that impacts
IMPACTOR n pl. -S impacter
IMPAINT v -ED, -ING, -S to paint or depict
IMPAIR v -ED, -ING, -S to make worse
IMPAIRER n pl. -S one that impairs
IMPALA n pl. -S an African antelope
IMPALE v -PALED, -PALING, -PALES to pierce with a pointed object
IMPALER n pl. -S one that impales
IMPANEL v -ELED, -ELING, -ELS or -ELLED, -ELLING, -ELS to enter on a list for jury duty
IMPARITY n pl. -TIES lack of equality
IMPARK v -ED, -ING, -S to confine in a park
IMPART v -ED, -ING, -S to make known
IMPARTER n pl. -S one that imparts
IMPASSE n pl. -S a road or passage having no exit
IMPASTE v -PASTED, -PASTING, -PASTES to make into a paste
IMPASTO n pl. -TOS a painting technique
IMPAVID adj brave
IMPAWN v -ED, -ING, -S to pawn
IMPEACH v -ED, -ING, -ES to charge with misconduct in office
IMPEARL v -ED, -ING, -S to make pearly
IMPEDE v -PEDED, -PEDING, -PEDES to obstruct the progress of
IMPEDER n pl. -S one that impedes
IMPEL v -PELLED, -PELLING, -PELS to force into action
IMPELLER n pl. -S one that impels
IMPELLOR n pl. -S impeller
IMPEND v -ED, -ING, -S to be imminent
IMPERIA a pl. of imperium
IMPERIAL n pl. -S an emperor or empress
IMPERIL v -ILED, -ILING, -ILS or -ILLED, -ILLING, -ILS to place in jeopardy
IMPERIUM n pl. -RIUMS or -RIA absolute power
IMPETIGO n pl. -GOS a skin disease
IMPETUS n pl. -ES an impelling force
IMPHEE n pl. -S an African grass
IMPI n pl. -S a body of warriors
IMPIETY n pl. -TIES lack of piety
IMPING n pl. -S the process of grafting
IMPINGE v -PINGED, -PINGING, -PINGES to collide
IMPINGER n pl. -S one that impinges
IMPIOUS adj not pious
IMPISH adj mischievous IMPISHLY adv
IMPLANT v -ED, -ING, -S to set securely
IMPLEAD v -ED, -ING, -S to sue in a court of law
IMPLEDGE v -PLEDGED, -PLEDGING, -PLEDGES to pawn
IMPLICIT adj implied
IMPLIED past tense of imply
IMPLIES present 3d person sing. of imply
IMPLODE v -PLODED, -PLODING, -PLODES to collapse inward
IMPLORE v -PLORED, -PLORING, -PLORES to beg for urgently
IMPLORER n pl. -S one that implores
IMPLY v -PLIED, -PLYING, -PLIES to indicate or suggest indirectly
IMPOLICY n pl. -CIES an unwise course of action
IMPOLITE adj not polite
IMPONE v -PONED, -PONING, -PONES to wager
IMPOROUS adj extremely dense
IMPORT v -ED, -ING, -S to bring into a country from abroad
IMPORTER n pl. -S one that imports
IMPOSE v -POSED, -POSING, -POSES to establish as compulsory
IMPOSER n pl. -S one that imposes
IMPOST v -ED, -ING, -S to determine customs duties
IMPOSTER n pl. -S impostor
IMPOSTOR n pl. -S one that poses as another for deceptive purposes
IMPOTENT n pl. -S one that is powerless
IMPOUND v -ED, -ING, -S to seize and retain in legal custody
IMPOWER v -ED, -ING, -S to empower
IMPREGN v -ED, -ING, -S to make pregnant
IMPRESA n pl. -S a type of emblem
IMPRESE n pl. -S impresa
IMPRESS v -ED, -ING, -ES to affect strongly
IMPREST n pl. -S a loan or advance of money
IMPRIMIS adv in the first place
IMPRINT v -ED, -ING, -S to produce a mark by pressure
IMPRISON v -ED, -ING, -S to confine
IMPROPER adj not proper
IMPROV n pl. -S improvisation
IMPROVE v -PROVED, -PROVING, -PROVES to make better
IMPROVER n pl. -S one that improves
IMPUDENT adj offensively bold or disrespectful
IMPUGN v -ED, -ING, -S to make insinuations against
IMPUGNER n pl. -S one that impugns
IMPULSE v -PULSED, -PULSING, -PULSES to give impetus to
IMPUNITY n pl. -TIES exemption from penalty
IMPURE adj not pure IMPURELY adv
IMPURITY n pl. -TIES something that is impure
IMPUTE v -PUTED, -PUTING, -PUTES to credit to a person or a cause
IMPUTER n pl. -S one that imputes
IN v INNED, INNING, INS to harvest
INACTION n pl. -S lack of action
INACTIVE adj not active
INANE adj INANER, INANEST nonsensical INANELY adv
INANE n pl. -S empty space
INANITY n pl. -TIES something that is inane
INAPT adj not apt INAPTLY adv
INARABLE adj not arable
INARCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to graft with in a certain way
INARM v -ED, -ING, -S to encircle with the arms
INBEING n pl. -S the state of being inherent
INBOARD n pl. -S a type of boat motor
INBORN adj existing in one from birth
INBOUND v -ED, -ING, -S to put a basketball in play from out of bounds
INBOUNDS adj being within certain boundaries
INBRED n pl. -S a product of inbreeding
INBREED v -BRED, -BREEDING, -BREEDS to breed closely related stock
INBUILT adj forming an integral part of a structure
INBURST n pl. -S the act of bursting inward
INBY adv inward
INBYE adv inby
INCAGE v -CAGED, -CAGING, -CAGES to encage
INCANT v -ED, -ING, -S to utter ritually
INCASE v -CASED, -CASING, -CASES to encase
INCENSE v -CENSED, -CENSING, -CENSES to make angry
INCENTER n pl. -S the point where the three lines bisecting the angles of a triangle meet
INCEPT v -ED, -ING, -S to take in
INCEPTOR n pl. -S one that incepts
INCEST n pl. -S sexual intercourse between closely related persons
INCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to move very slowly
INCHMEAL adv little by little
INCHOATE adj being in an early stage
INCHWORM n pl. -S a type of worm
INCIDENT n pl. -S an event
INCIPIT n pl. -S the opening words of a text
INCISAL adj being the cutting edge of a tooth
INCISE v -CISED, -CISING, -CISES to cut into
INCISION n pl. -S the act of incising
INCISIVE adj penetrating
INCISOR n pl. -S a cutting tooth
INCISORY adj adapted for cutting
INCISURE n pl. -S a notch or cleft of a body part
INCITANT n pl. -S something that incites
INCITE v -CITED, -CITING, -CITES to arouse to action
INCITER n pl. -S one that incites
INCIVIL adj discourteous
INCLASP v -ED, -ING, -S to enclasp
INCLINE v -CLINED, -CLINING, -CLINES to slant
INCLINER n pl. -S one that inclines
INCLIP v -CLIPPED, -CLIPPING, -CLIPS to clasp
INCLOSE v -CLOSED, -CLOSING, -CLOSES to enclose
INCLOSER n pl. -S one that incloses
INCLUDE v -CLUDED, -CLUDING, -CLUDES to have as a part
INCOG n pl. -S a disguised person
INCOME n pl. -S a sum of money earned regularly
INCOMER n pl. -S one that comes in
INCOMING n pl. -S an arrival
INCONNU n pl. -S a large food fish
INCONY adj pretty
INCORPSE v -CORPSED, -CORPSING, -CORPSES to become combined with
INCREASE v -CREASED, -CREASING, -CREASES to make or become greater
INCREATE adj not created
INCROSS v -ED, -ING, -ES to inbreed
INCRUST v -ED, -ING, -S to encrust
INCUBATE v -BATED, -BATING, -BATES to warm eggs for hatching
INCUBUS n pl. -BI or -BUSES a demon
INCUDAL adj pertaining to the incus
INCUDATE adj incudal
INCUDES pl. of incus
INCULT adj uncultivated
INCUMBER v -ED, -ING, -S to encumber
INCUR v -CURRED, -CURRING, -CURS to bring upon oneself
INCURVE v -CURVED, -CURVING, -CURVES to curve inward
INCUS n pl. INCUDES a bone in the middle ear
INCUSE v -CUSED, -CUSING, -CUSES to mark by stamping
INDABA n pl. -S a meeting of South African tribes
INDAGATE v -GATED, -GATING, -GATES to investigate
INDAMIN n pl. -S indamine
INDAMINE n pl. -S a chemical compound
INDEBTED adj beholden
INDECENT adj -CENTER, -CENTEST not decent
INDEED adv in truth
INDENE n pl. -S a hydrocarbon
INDENT v -ED, -ING, -S to cut or tear irregularly
INDENTER n pl. -S one that indents
INDENTOR n pl. -S indenter
INDEVOUT adj not devout
INDEX n pl. INDEXES or INDICES a type of reference guide at the end of a book
INDEX v -ED, -ING, -ES to provide with an index
INDEXER n pl. -S one that indexes
INDEXING n pl. -S the linking of wages and prices to cost-of-living levels
INDICAN n pl. -S a chemical compound
INDICANT n pl. -S something that indicates
INDICATE v -CATED, -CATING, -CATES to point out
INDICES a pl. of index
INDICIA n pl. -S a distinctive mark
INDICIUM n pl. -S an indicia
INDICT v -ED, -ING, -S to charge with a crime
INDICTEE n pl. -S one that is indicted
INDICTER n pl. -S one that indicts
INDICTOR n pl. -S indicter
INDIE n pl. -S a person who is independent
INDIGEN n pl. -S indigene
INDIGENE n pl. -S a native
INDIGENT n pl. -S a needy person
INDIGN adj disgraceful INDIGNLY adv
INDIGO n pl. -GOS or -GOES a blue dye
INDIGOID n pl. -S a blue dye
INDIRECT adj not direct
INDITE v -DITED, -DITING, -DITES to write or compose
INDITER n pl. -S one that indites
INDIUM n pl. -S a metallic element
INDOCILE adj not docile
INDOL n pl. -S indole
INDOLE n pl. -S a chemical compound
INDOLENT adj lazy
INDOOR adj pertaining to the interior of a building
INDOORS adv in or into a house
INDORSE v -DORSED, -DORSING, -DORSES to endorse
INDORSEE n pl. -S endorsee
INDORSER n pl. -S endorser
INDORSING present participle of indorse
INDORSOR n pl. -S endorsor
INDOW v -ED, -ING, -S to endow
INDOXYL n pl. -S a chemical compound
INDRAFT n pl. -S an inward flow or current
INDRAWN adj drawn in
INDRI n pl. -S a short-tailed lemur
INDUCE v -DUCED, -DUCING, -DUCES to influence into doing something
INDUCER n pl. -S one that induces
INDUCT v -ED, -ING, -S to bring into military service
INDUCTEE n pl. -S one that is inducted
INDUCTOR n pl. -S one that inducts
INDUE v -DUED, -DUING, -DUES to endue
INDULGE v -DULGED, -DULGING, -DULGES to yield to the desire of
INDULGER n pl. -S one that indulges
INDULIN n pl. -S induline
INDULINE n pl. -S a blue dye
INDULT n pl. -S a privilege granted by the pope
INDURATE v -RATED, -RATING, -RATES to make hard
INDUSIUM n pl. -SIA an enclosing membrane INDUSIAL adj
INDUSTRY n pl. -TRIES a group of productive enterprises
INDWELL v -DWELT, -DWELLING, -DWELLS to live within
INEARTH v -ED, -ING, -S to bury
INEDIBLE adj not fit to be eaten
INEDITA n/pl unpublished literary works
INEDITED adj not published
INEPT adj not suitable INEPTLY adv
INEQUITY n pl. -TIES unfairness
INERRANT adj free from error
INERT n pl. -S something that lacks active properties
INERTIA n pl. -TIAS or -TIAE the tendency of a body to resist acceleration INERTIAL adj
INERTLY adv inactively
INEXACT adj not exact
INEXPERT n pl. -S a novice
INFALL n pl. -S movement under the influence of gravity toward a celestial object
INFAMOUS adj having a vile reputation
INFAMY n pl. -MIES the state of being infamous
INFANCY n pl. -CIES the state of being an infant
INFANT n pl. -S a child in the earliest stages of life
INFANTA n pl. -S a daughter of a Spanish or Portuguese monarch
INFANTE n pl. -S a younger son of a Spanish or Portuguese monarch
INFANTRY n pl. -TRIES a branch of the army composed of foot soldiers
INFARCT n pl. -S an area of dead or dying tissue
INFARE n pl. -S a reception for newlyweds
INFAUNA n pl. -NAS or -NAE fauna living on a soft sea floor INFAUNAL adj
INFECT v -ED, -ING, -S to contaminate with disease-producing germs
INFECTER n pl. -S one that infects
INFECTOR n pl. -S infecter
INFECUND adj barren
INFEOFF v -ED, -ING, -S to enfeoff
INFER v -FERRED, -FERRING, -FERS to reach or derive by reasoning
INFERIOR n pl. -S one of lesser rank
INFERNAL adj pertaining to hell
INFERNO n pl. -NOS a place that resembles or suggests hell
INFERRED past tense of infer
INFERRER n pl. -S one that infers
INFERRING present participle of infer
INFEST v -ED, -ING, -S to overrun in large numbers
INFESTER n pl. -S one that infests
INFIDEL n pl. -S one who has no religious faith
INFIELD n pl. -S a part of a baseball field
INFIGHT v -FOUGHT, -FIGHTING, -FIGHTS to contend with others within the same group
INFINITE n pl. -S something that has no limits
INFINITY n pl. -TIES the state of having no limits
INFIRM v -ED, -ING, -S to weaken or destroy the validity of
INFIRMLY adv in a feeble manner
INFIX v -ED, -ING, -ES to implant
INFIXION n pl. -S the act of infixing
INFLAME v -FLAMED, -FLAMING, -FLAMES to set on fire
INFLAMER n pl. -S one that inflames
INFLATE v -FLATED, -FLATING, -FLATES to cause to expand by filling with gas or air
INFLATER n pl. -S one that inflates
INFLATOR n pl. -S inflater
INFLECT v -ED, -ING, -S to bend
INFLEXED adj bent inward
INFLICT v -ED, -ING, -S to cause to be endured; impose
INFLIGHT adj done during an air voyage
INFLOW n pl. -S the act of flowing in
INFLUENT n pl. -S a tributary
INFLUX n pl. -ES a flowing in
INFO n pl. -FOS information
INFOLD v -ED, -ING, -S to fold inward
INFOLDER n pl. -S one that infolds
INFORM v -ED, -ING, -S to supply with information
INFORMAL adj marked by the absence of formality or ceremony
INFORMER n pl. -S one that informs
INFOUGHT past tense of infight
INFRA adv below
INFRACT v -ED, -ING, -S to break a legal rule
INFRARED n pl. -S a part of the invisible spectrum
INFRINGE v -FRINGED, -FRINGING, -FRINGES to violate an oath or a law
INFRUGAL adj not frugal
INFUSE v -FUSED, -FUSING, -FUSES to permeate with something
INFUSER n pl. -S one that infuses
INFUSION n pl. -S the act of infusing
INFUSIVE adj capable of infusing
INGATE n pl. -S a channel by which molten metal enters a mold
INGATHER v -ED, -ING, -S to gather in
INGENUE n pl. -S a naive young woman
INGEST v -ED, -ING, -S to take into the body
INGESTA n/pl ingested material
INGLE n pl. -S a fire
INGOING adj entering
INGOT v -ED, -ING, -S to shape into a convenient form for storage
INGRAFT v -ED, -ING, -S to engraft
INGRAIN v -ED, -ING, -S to impress firmly on the mind
INGRATE n pl. -S an ungrateful person
INGRESS n pl. -ES the act of entering
INGROUP n pl. -S a group united by common interests
INGROWN adj grown into the flesh
INGROWTH n pl. -S growth inward
INGUINAL adj pertaining to the groin
INGULF v -ED, -ING, -S to engulf
INHABIT v -ED, -ING, -S to live in
INHALANT n pl. -S something that is inhaled
INHALE v -HALED, -HALING, -HALES to take into the lungs
INHALER n pl. -S one that inhales
INHAUL n pl. -S a line for bringing in a sail
INHAULER n pl. -S an inhaul
INHERE v -HERED, -HERING, -HERES to be inherent
INHERENT adj existing in something as an essential characteristic
INHERIT v -ED, -ING, -S to receive by legal succession
INHESION n pl. -S the state of inhering
INHIBIN n pl. -S a human hormone
INHIBIT v -ED, -ING, -S to restrain or hold back
INHUMAN adj lacking desirable human qualities
INHUMANE adj not humane
INHUME v -HUMED, -HUMING, -HUMES to bury
INHUMER n pl. -S one that inhumes
INIMICAL adj unfriendly
INION n pl. INIA a part of the skull
INIQUITY n pl. -TIES a gross injustice
INITIAL v -TIALED, -TIALING, -TIALS or -TIALLED, -TIALLING, -TIALS to mark with the first letters of one's name
INITIATE v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES to originate
INJECT v -ED, -ING, -S to force a fluid into
INJECTOR n pl. -S one that injects
INJURE v -JURED, -JURING, -JURES to do or cause injury to
INJURER n pl. -S one that injures
INJURY n pl. -RIES harm inflicted or suffered
INK v -ED, -ING, -S to mark with ink (a colored fluid used for writing)
INKBERRY n pl. -RIES a small shrub
INKBLOT n pl. -S a blotted pattern of spilled ink
INKER n pl. -S one that inks
INKHORN n pl. -S a small container for ink
INKIER comparative of inky
INKIEST superlative of inky
INKINESS n pl. -ES the state of being inky
INKJET adj being a high-speed printing process using jets of ink
INKLE n pl. -S a tape used for trimming
INKLESS adj being without ink
INKLIKE adj resembling ink
INKLING n pl. -S a slight suggestion
INKPOT n pl. -S an inkwell
INKSTAND n pl. -S an inkwell
INKSTONE n pl. -S a stone on which dry ink and water are mixed
INKWELL n pl. -S a small container for ink
INKWOOD n pl. -S an evergreen tree
INKY adj INKIER, INKIEST resembling ink
INLACE v -LACED, -LACING, -LACES to enlace
INLAID past tense of inlay
INLAND n pl. -S the interior of a region
INLANDER n pl. -S one living in the interior of a region
INLAY v -LAID, -LAYING, -LAYS to set into a surface
INLAYER n pl. -S one that inlays
INLET v -LET, -LETTING, -LETS to insert
INLIER n pl. -S a type of rock formation
INLY adv inwardly
INMATE n pl. -S one who is confined to an institution
INMESH v -ED, -ING, -ES to enmesh
INMOST adj farthest within
INN v -ED, -ING, -S to put up at an inn (a public lodging house)
INNARDS n/pl the internal organs
INNATE adj inborn INNATELY adv
INNED past tense of in
INNER n pl. -S something that is within
INNERLY adv inwardly
INNERVE v -NERVED, -NERVING, -NERVES to stimulate
INNING n pl. -S a division of a baseball game
INNLESS adj having no inns
INNOCENT adj -CENTER, -CENTEST free from guilt or sin
INNOCENT n pl. -S an innocent person
INNOVATE v -VATED, -VATING, -VATES to introduce something new
INNUENDO v -ED, -ING, -S or -ES to make a derogatory implication
INOCULUM n pl. -LA or -LUMS the material used in an inoculation
INOSITE n pl. -S inositol
INOSITOL n pl. -S an alcohol found in plant and animal tissue
INPHASE adj having matching electrical phases
INPOUR v -ED, -ING, -S to pour in
INPUT v -PUTTED, -PUTTING, -PUTS to enter data into a computer
INQUEST n pl. -S a legal inquiry
INQUIET v -ED, -ING, -S to disturb
INQUIRE v -QUIRED, -QUIRING, -QUIRES to ask about
INQUIRER n pl. -S one that inquires
INQUIRY n pl. -RIES a question
INRO n pl. INRO a Japanese ornamental container
INROAD n pl. -S a hostile invasion
INRUSH n pl. -ES a rushing in
INSANE adj -SANER, -SANEST mentally unsound INSANELY adv
INSANITY n pl. -TIES the state of being insane; something utterly foolish
INSCAPE n pl. -S the inner essential quality of something
INSCRIBE v -SCRIBED, -SCRIBING, -SCRIBES to write or engrave as a lasting record
INSCROLL v -ED, -ING, -S to enscroll
INSCULP v -ED, -ING, -S to engrave
INSEAM n pl. -S an inner seam
INSECT n pl. -S any of a class of small invertebrate animals
INSECTAN adj pertaining to insects
INSECURE adj unsafe
INSERT v -ED, -ING, -S to put in
INSERTER n pl. -S one that inserts
INSET v -SETTED, -SETTING, -SETS to insert
INSETTER n pl. -S one that inserts
INSHEATH v -ED, -ING, -S to ensheath
INSHORE adj near the shore
INSHRINE v -SHRINED, -SHRINING, -SHRINES to enshrine
INSIDE n pl. -S something that lies within
INSIDER n pl. -S an accepted member of a clique
INSIGHT n pl. -S a perception of the inner nature of things
INSIGNE n pl. INSIGNIA an insignia
INSIGNIA n pl. -S an emblem of authority or honor
INSIPID adj dull and uninteresting
INSIST v -ED, -ING, -S to be resolute on some matter
INSISTER n pl. -S one that insists
INSNARE v -SNARED, -SNARING, -SNARES to ensnare
INSNARER n pl. -S ensnarer
INSOFAR adv to such an extent
INSOLATE v -LATED, -LATING, -LATES to expose to sunlight
INSOLE n pl. -S the inner sole of a boot or shoe
INSOLENT n pl. -S an extremely rude person
INSOMNIA n pl. -S chronic inability to sleep
INSOMUCH adv to such a degree
INSOUL v -ED, -ING, -S to ensoul
INSPAN v -SPANNED, -SPANNING, -SPANS to harness or yoke to a vehicle
INSPECT v -ED, -ING, -S to look carefully at or over
INSPHERE v -SPHERED, -SPHERING, -SPHERES to ensphere
INSPIRE v -SPIRED, -SPIRING, -SPIRES to animate the mind or emotions of
INSPIRER n pl. -S one that inspires
INSPIRIT v -ED, -ING, -S to fill with spirit or life
INSTABLE adj unstable
INSTAL v -STALLED, -STALLING, -STALS to install
INSTALL v -ED, -ING, -S to place in position for use
INSTANCE v -STANCED, -STANCING, -STANCES to cite as an example
INSTANCY n pl. -CIES urgency
INSTANT n pl. -S a very short time
INSTAR v -STARRED, -STARRING, -STARS to adorn with stars
INSTATE v -STATED, -STATING, -STATES to place in office
INSTEAD adv as a substitute or equivalent
INSTEP n pl. -S a part of the foot
INSTIL v -STILLED, -STILLING, -STILS to instill
INSTILL v -ED, -ING, -S to infuse slowly
INSTINCT n pl. -S an inborn behavioral pattern
INSTROKE n pl. -S an inward stroke
INSTRUCT v -ED, -ING, -S to supply with knowledge
INSULANT n pl. -S an insulating material
INSULAR n pl. -S an islander
INSULATE v -LATED, -LATING, -LATES to separate with nonconducting material
INSULIN n pl. -S a hormone
INSULT v -ED, -ING, -S to treat offensively
INSULTER n pl. -S one that insults
INSURANT n pl. -S one who is insured
INSURE v -SURED, -SURING, -SURES to guarantee against loss
INSURED n pl. -S one who is insured
INSURER n pl. -S one that insures
INSURING present participle of insure
INSWATHE v -SWATHED, -SWATHING, -SWATHES to enswathe
INSWEPT adj narrowed in front
INTACT adj not damaged in any way
INTAGLIO n pl. -GLIOS or -GLI an incised or sunken design
INTAGLIO v -ED, -ING, -S to engrave in intaglio
INTAKE n pl. -S the act of taking in
INTARSIA n pl. -S a decorative technique
INTEGER n pl. -S a whole number
INTEGRAL n pl. -S a total unit
INTEND v -ED, -ING, -S to have as a specific aim or purpose
INTENDED n pl. -S one's spouse to-be
INTENDER n pl. -S one that intends
INTENSE adj -TENSER, -TENSEST existing in an extreme degree
INTENT n pl. -S a purpose
INTENTLY adv in an unwavering manner
INTER v -TERRED, -TERRING, -TERS to bury
INTERACT v -ED, -ING, -S to act on each other
INTERAGE adj including persons of various ages
INTERBED v -BEDDED, -BEDDING, -BEDS to insert between other layers
INTERCOM n pl. -S a type of communication system
INTERCUT v -CUT, -CUTTING, -CUTS to alternate camera shots
INTEREST v -ED, -ING, -S to engage the attention of
INTERIM n pl. -S an interval
INTERIOR n pl. -S the inside
INTERLAP v -LAPPED, -LAPPING, -LAPS to lap one over another
INTERLAY v -LAID, -LAYING, -LAYS to place between
INTERMIT v -MITTED, -MITTING, -MITS to stop temporarily
INTERMIX v -ED, -ING, -ES to mix together
INTERN v -ED, -ING, -S to confine during a war
INTERNAL n pl. -S an inner attribute
INTERNE n pl. -S a recent medical school graduate on a hospital staff
INTERNEE n pl. -S one who has been interned
INTERRED past tense of inter
INTERREX n pl. -REGES a type of sovereign
INTERRING present participle of inter
INTERROW adj existing between rows
INTERSEX n pl. -ES a person having characteristics of both sexes
INTERTIE n pl. -S a type of electrical connection
INTERVAL n pl. -S a space of time between periods or events
INTERWAR adj happening between wars
INTHRAL v -THRALLED, -THRALLING, -THRALS to enthrall
INTHRALL v -ED, -ING, -S to enthrall
INTHRONE v -THRONED, -THRONING, -THRONES to enthrone
INTI n pl. -S a monetary unit of Peru
INTIMA n pl. -MAE or -MAS the innermost layer of an organ INTIMAL adj
INTIMACY n pl. -CIES the state of being closely associated
INTIMATE v -MATED, -MATING, -MATES to make known indirectly
INTIME adj cozy
INTIMIST n pl. -S a writer or artist who deals with deep personal experiences
INTINE n pl. -S the inner wall of a spore
INTITLE v -TLED, -TLING, -TLES to entitle
INTITULE v -ULED, -ULING, -ULES to entitle
INTO prep to the inside of
INTOMB v -ED, -ING, -S to entomb
INTONATE v -NATED, -NATING, -NATES to intone
INTONE v -TONED, -TONING, -TONES to speak in a singing voice
INTONER n pl. -S one that intones
INTORT v -ED, -ING, -S to twist inward
INTOWN adj located in the center of a city
INTRADAY adj occurring within a single day
INTRADOS n pl. -ES the inner curve of an arch
INTRANT n pl. -S an entrant
INTREAT v -ED, -ING, -S to entreat
INTRENCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to entrench
INTREPID adj fearless
INTRIGUE v -TRIGUED, -TRIGUING, -TRIGUES to arouse the curiosity of
INTRO n pl. -TROS an introduction
INTROFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to increase the wetting properties of
INTROIT n pl. -S music sung at the beginning of a worship service
INTROMIT v -MITTED, -MITTING, -MITS to put in
INTRON n pl. -S an intervening sequence in the genetic code
INTRORSE adj facing inward
INTRUDE v -TRUDED, -TRUDING, -TRUDES to thrust or force oneself in
INTRUDER n pl. -S one that intrudes
INTRUST v -ED, -ING, -S to entrust
INTUBATE v -BATED, -BATING, -BATES to insert a tube into
INTUIT v -ED, -ING, -S to know without conscious reasoning
INTURN n pl. -S a turning inward INTURNED adj
INTWINE v -TWINED, -TWINING, -TWINES to entwine
INTWIST v -ED, -ING, -S to entwist
INULASE n pl. -S an enzyme
INULIN n pl. -S a chemical compound
INUNDANT adj inundating
INUNDATE v -DATED, -DATING, -DATES to overwhelm with water
INURBANE adj not urbane
INURE v -URED, -URING, -URES to accustom to accept something undesirable
INURN v -ED, -ING, -S to put in an urn
INUTILE adj useless
INVADE v -VADED, -VADING, -VADES to enter for conquest or plunder
INVADER n pl. -S one that invades
INVALID v -ED, -ING, -S to disable physically
INVAR n pl. -S an iron-nickel alloy
INVASION n pl. -S the act of invading INVASIVE adj
INVECTED adj edged by convex curves
INVEIGH v -ED, -ING, -S to protest angrily
INVEIGLE v -GLED, -GLING, -GLES to induce by guile or flattery
INVENT v -ED, -ING, -S to devise originally
INVENTER n pl. -S inventor
INVENTOR n pl. -S one that invents
INVERITY n pl. -TIES lack of truth
INVERSE n pl. -S something that is opposite
INVERT v -ED, -ING, -S to turn upside down
INVERTER n pl. -S one that inverts
INVERTOR n pl. -S a type of electrical device
INVEST v -ED, -ING, -S to commit something of value for future profit
INVESTOR n pl. -S one that invests
INVIABLE adj not viable INVIABLY adv
INVIRILE adj not virile
INVISCID adj not viscid
INVITAL adj not vital
INVITE v -VITED, -VITING, -VITES to request the presence of
INVITEE n pl. -S one that is invited
INVITER n pl. -S one that invites
INVITING present participle of invite
INVOCATE v -CATED, -CATING, -CATES to invoke
INVOICE v -VOICED, -VOICING, -VOICES to bill
INVOKE v -VOKED, -VOKING, -VOKES to appeal to for aid
INVOKER n pl. -S one that invokes
INVOLUTE v -LUTED, -LUTING, -LUTES to roll or curl up
INVOLVE v -VOLVED, -VOLVING, -VOLVES to contain or include as a part
INVOLVER n pl. -S one that involves
INWALL v -ED, -ING, -S to surround with a wall
INWARD adv toward the inside
INWARDLY adv on the inside
INWARDS adv inward
INWEAVE v -WOVE or -WEAVED, -WOVEN, -WEAVING, -WEAVES to weave together
INWIND v -WOUND, -WINDING, -WINDS to enwind
INWRAP v -WRAPPED, -WRAPPING, -WRAPS to enwrap
IODATE v -DATED, -DATING, -DATES to iodize
IODATION n pl. -S the act of iodating
IODIC adj pertaining to iodine
IODID n pl. -S iodide
IODIDE n pl. -S a compound of iodine
IODIN n pl. -S iodine
IODINATE v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES to iodize
IODINE n pl. -S a nonmetallic element
IODISE v -DISED, -DISING, -DISES iodize
IODISM n pl. -S iodine poisoning
IODIZE v -DIZED, -DIZING, -DIZES to treat with iodine
IODIZER n pl. -S one that iodizes
IODOFORM n pl. -S an iodine compound
IODOPHOR n pl. -S an iodine compound
IODOPSIN n pl. -S a pigment in the retina
IODOUS adj pertaining to iodine
IOLITE n pl. -S a mineral
ION n pl. -S an electrically charged atom
IONIC n pl. -S a style of type
IONICITY n pl. -TIES the state of existing as or like an ion
IONISE v -ISED, -ISING, -ISES to ionize
IONIUM n pl. -S an isotope of thorium
IONIZE v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES to convert into ions
IONIZER n pl. -S one that ionizes
IONOGEN n pl. -S a compound capable of forming ions
IONOMER n pl. -S a type of plastic
IONONE n pl. -S a chemical compound
IOTA n pl. -S a Greek letter
IOTACISM n pl. -S excessive use of the letter iota
IPECAC n pl. -S a medicinal plant
IPOMOEA n pl. -S a flowering plant
IRACUND adj easily angered
IRADE n pl. -S a decree of a Muslim ruler
IRATE adj IRATER, IRATEST angry IRATELY adv
IRE v IRED, IRING, IRES to anger
IREFUL adj angry IREFULLY adv
IRELESS adj not angry
IRENIC adj peaceful in purpose
IRENICAL adj irenic
IRENICS n/pl a branch of theology
IRID n pl. -S a plant of the iris family
IRIDES a pl. of iris
IRIDIC adj pertaining to iridium
IRIDIUM n pl. -S a metallic element
IRING present participle of ire
IRIS n pl. IRISES or IRIDES a part of the eye
IRIS v -ED, -ING, -ES to give the form of a rainbow to
IRITIS n pl. -TISES inflammation of the iris IRITIC adj
IRK v -ED, -ING, -S to annoy or weary
IRKSOME adj tending to irk
IROKO n pl. -KOS a large African tree
IRON v -ED, -ING, -S to furnish with iron (a metallic element)
IRONBARK n pl. -S a timber tree
IRONCLAD n pl. -S an armored warship
IRONE n pl. -S an aromatic oil
IRONER n pl. -S a machine for pressing clothes
IRONIC adj pertaining to irony
IRONICAL adj ironic
IRONIES pl. of irony
IRONING n pl. -S clothes pressed or to be pressed
IRONIST n pl. -S one who uses irony
IRONIZE v -NIZED, -NIZING, -NIZES to mix with nutritional iron
IRONLIKE adj resembling iron
IRONNESS n pl. -ES the state of being iron
IRONSIDE n pl. -S a man of great strength
IRONWARE n pl. -S articles made of iron
IRONWEED n pl. -S a shrub
IRONWOOD n pl. -S a hardwood tree
IRONWORK n pl. -S objects made of iron
IRONY n pl. -NIES the use of words to express the opposite of what is literally said
IRREAL adj not real
IRRIGATE v -GATED, -GATING, -GATES to supply with water by artificial means
IRRITANT n pl. -S something that irritates
IRRITATE v -TATED, -TATING, -TATES to excite to impatience or anger
IRRUPT v -ED, -ING, -S to rush in forcibly
IS present 3d person sing. of be
ISAGOGE n pl. -S a type of introduction to a branch of study
ISAGOGIC n pl. -S a branch of theology
ISARITHM n pl. -S an isopleth
ISATIN n pl. -S a chemical compound ISATINIC adj
ISATINE n pl. -S isatin
ISBA n pl. -S a Russian log hut
ISCHEMIA n pl. -S a type of anemia ISCHEMIC adj
ISCHIUM n pl. -CHIA a pelvic bone ISCHIAL adj
ISLAND v -ED, -ING, -S to make into an island (a land area entirely surrounded by water)
ISLANDER n pl. -S one that lives on an island
ISLE v ISLED, ISLING, ISLES to place on an isle (a small island)
ISLELESS adj lacking an isle
ISLET n pl. -S a small island
ISLING present participle of isle
ISM n pl. -S a distinctive theory or doctrine
ISOBAR n pl. -S a type of atom ISOBARIC adj
ISOBARE n pl. -S isobar
ISOBATH n pl. -S a line on a map connecting points of equal water depth
ISOCHEIM n pl. -S a type of isotherm
ISOCHIME n pl. -S isocheim
ISOCHOR n pl. -S isochore
ISOCHORE n pl. -S a curve used to show a relationship between pressure and temperature
ISOCHRON n pl. -S a line on a chart connecting points representing the same time
ISOCLINE n pl. -S a type of rock formation
ISOCRACY n pl. -CIES a form of government
ISODOSE adj pertaining to zones that receive equal doses of radiation
ISOGAMY n pl. -MIES the fusion of two similar gametes
ISOGENIC adj genetically similar
ISOGENY n pl. -NIES the state of being of similar origin
ISOGLOSS n pl. -ES a line on a map between linguistically varied areas
ISOGON n pl. -S a polygon having equal angles
ISOGONAL n pl. -S isogone
ISOGONE n pl. -S a line on a map used to show characteristics of the earth's magnetic field
ISOGONIC n pl. -S isogone
ISOGONY n pl. -NIES an equivalent relative growth of parts
ISOGRAFT v -ED, -ING, -S to transplant from one individual to another of the same species
ISOGRAM n pl. -S a line on a map connecting points of equal value
ISOGRAPH n pl. -S a line on a map indicating areas that are linguistically similar
ISOGRIV n pl. -S a line drawn on a map such that all points have equal grid variation
ISOHEL n pl. -S a line on a map connecting points receiving equal sunshine
ISOHYET n pl. -S a line on a map connecting points having equal rainfall
ISOLABLE adj capable of being isolated
ISOLATE v -LATED, -LATING, -LATES to set apart from others
ISOLATOR n pl. -S one that isolates
ISOLEAD n pl. -S a line on a ballistic graph
ISOLINE n pl. -S an isogram
ISOLOG n pl. -S isologue
ISOLOGUE n pl. -S a type of chemical compound
ISOMER n pl. -S a type of chemical compound ISOMERIC adj
ISOMETRY n pl. -TRIES equality of measure
ISOMORPH n pl. -S something similar to something else in form
ISONOMY n pl. -MIES equality of civil rights ISONOMIC adj
ISOPACH n pl. -S an isogram connecting points of equal thickness
ISOPHOTE n pl. -S a curve on a chart joining points of equal light intensity
ISOPLETH n pl. -S a type of isogram
ISOPOD n pl. -S a kind of crustacean
ISOPODAN n pl. -S an isopod
ISOPRENE n pl. -S a volatile liquid
ISOSPIN n pl. -S a type of quantum number
ISOSPORY n pl. -RIES the condition of producing sexual or asexual spores of but one kind
ISOSTASY n pl. -SIES the state of balance in the earth's crust
ISOTACH n pl. -S a line on a map connecting points of equal wind velocity
ISOTHERE n pl. -S a type of isotherm
ISOTHERM n pl. -S a line on a map connecting points of equal mean temperature
ISOTONE n pl. -S a type of atom
ISOTONIC adj of equal tension
ISOTOPE n pl. -S a form of an element ISOTOPIC adj
ISOTOPY n pl. -PIES the state of being an isotope
ISOTROPY n pl. -PIES the state of being identical in all directions
ISOTYPE n pl. -S a type of diagram ISOTYPIC adj
ISOZYME n pl. -S a type of enzyme ISOZYMIC adj
ISSEI n pl. -S a Japanese immigrant to the United States
ISSUABLE adj authorized for issuing ISSUABLY adv
ISSUANCE n pl. -S the act of issuing
ISSUANT adj coming forth
ISSUE v -SUED, -SUING, -SUES to come forth
ISSUER n pl. -S one that issues
ISTHMI a pl. of isthmus
ISTHMIAN n pl. -S a native of an isthmus
ISTHMIC adj pertaining to an isthmus
ISTHMOID adj isthmic
ISTHMUS n pl. -MUSES or -MI a strip of land connecting two larger land masses
ISTLE n pl. -S a strong fiber
IT pron the 3d person sing. neuter pronoun
ITALIC n pl. -S a style of print
ITCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to have an uneasy or tingling skin sensation
ITCHING n pl. -S an uneasy or tingling skin sensation
ITCHY adj ITCHIER, ITCHIEST causing an itching sensation ITCHILY adv
ITEM v -ED, -ING, -S to itemize
ITEMISE v -ISED, -ISING, -ISES itemize
ITEMIZE v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES to set down the particulars of
ITEMIZER n pl. -S one that itemizes
ITERANCE n pl. -S repetition
ITERANT adj repeating
ITERATE v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES to repeat
ITERUM adv again; once more
ITHER adj other
ITS pron the possessive form of the pronoun it
ITSELF pron a reflexive form of the pronoun it
IVIED adj covered with ivy
IVORY n pl. -RIES a hard white substance found in elephant tusks
IVY n pl. IVIES a climbing vine IVYLIKE adj
IWIS adv certainly
IXIA n pl. -S a flowering plant
IXODID n pl. -S a bloodsucking insect
IXORA n pl. -S a flowering plant
IXTLE n pl. -S istle
IZAR n pl. -S an outer garment worn by Muslim women
IZZARD n pl. -S the letter Z
JAB v JABBED, JABBING, JABS to poke sharply
JABBER v -ED, -ING, -S to talk rapidly
JABBERER n pl. -S one that jabbers
JABBING present participle of jab
JABIRU n pl. -S a wading bird
JABOT n pl. -S a decoration on a shirt
JACAL n pl. -ES or -S a hut
JACAMAR n pl. -S a tropical bird
JACANA n pl. -S a wading bird
JACINTH n pl. -S a variety of zircon
JACINTHE n pl. -S an orange color
JACK v -ED, -ING, -S to raise with a type of lever
JACKAL n pl. -S a doglike mammal
JACKAROO n pl. -ROOS jackeroo
JACKASS n pl. -ES a male donkey
JACKBOOT n pl. -S a heavy boot
JACKDAW n pl. -S a crowlike bird
JACKER n pl. -S one that jacks
JACKEROO n pl. -ROOS an inexperienced ranch hand
JACKET v -ED, -ING, -S to provide with a jacket (a short coat)
JACKFISH n pl. -ES a food fish
JACKIES pl. of jacky
JACKLEG n pl. -S an unskilled worker
JACKPOT n pl. -S a top prize or reward
JACKROLL v -ED, -ING, -S to rob a drunken or sleeping person
JACKSTAY n pl. -STAYS a rope on a ship
JACKY n pl. JACKIES a sailor
JACOBIN n pl. -S a pigeon
JACOBUS n pl. -ES an old English coin
JACONET n pl. -S a cotton cloth
JACQUARD n pl. -S a fabric of intricate weave
JACULATE v -LATED, -LATING, -LATES to throw
JADE v JADED, JADING, JADES to weary JADEDLY adv
JADEITE n pl. -S a mineral JADITIC adj
JADISH adj worn-out JADISHLY adv
JAEGER n pl. -S a hunter
JAG v JAGGED, JAGGING, JAGS to cut unevenly
JAGER n pl. -S jaeger
JAGG v -ED, -ING, -S to jag
JAGGARY n pl. -RIES jaggery
JAGGED adj -GEDER, -GEDEST having a sharply uneven edge or surface JAGGEDLY adv
JAGGER n pl. -S one that jags
JAGGERY n pl. -GERIES a coarse, dark sugar
JAGGHERY n pl. -GHERIES jaggery
JAGGING present participle of jag
JAGGY adj -GIER, -GIEST jagged
JAGLESS adj smooth and even
JAGRA n pl. -S jaggery
JAGUAR n pl. -S a large feline animal
JAIL v -ED, -ING, -S to put in jail (a place of confinement)
JAILBAIT n pl. JAILBAIT a girl under the age of consent with whom sexual intercourse constitutes statutory rape
JAILBIRD n pl. -S a prisoner
JAILER n pl. -S a keeper of a jail
JAILOR n pl. -S jailer
JAKE adj all right; fine
JAKES n/pl an outhouse
JALAP n pl. -S a Mexican plant JALAPIC adj
JALAPENO n pl. -NOS a hot pepper
JALAPIN n pl. -S a medicinal substance contained in jalap
JALOP n pl. -S jalap
JALOPPY n pl. -PIES jalopy
JALOPY n pl. -LOPIES a decrepit car
JALOUSIE n pl. -S a type of window
JAM v JAMMED, JAMMING, JAMS to force together tightly
JAMB v -ED, -ING, -S to jam
JAMBE n pl. -S a jambeau
JAMBEAU n pl. -BEAUX a piece of armor for the leg
JAMBOREE n pl. -S a noisy celebration
JAMMED past tense of jam
JAMMER n pl. -S one that jams
JAMMIES n/pl pajamas
JAMMING present participle of jam
JAMMY adj -MIER, -MIEST sticky with jam (boiled fruit and sugar)
JANE n pl. -S a girl or woman
JANGLE v -GLED, -GLING, -GLES to make a harsh, metallic sound
JANGLER n pl. -S one that jangles
JANGLY adj -GLIER, -GLIEST jangling
JANIFORM adj hypocritical
JANISARY n pl. -SARIES janizary
JANITOR n pl. -S a maintenance man
JANIZARY n pl. -ZARIES a Turkish soldier
JANTY adj jaunty
JAPAN v -PANNED, -PANNING, -PANS to coat with a glossy, black lacquer
JAPANIZE v -NIZED, -NIZING, -NIZES to make Japanese
JAPANNER n pl. -S one that japans
JAPANNING present participle of japan
JAPE v JAPED, JAPING, JAPES to mock
JAPER n pl. -S one that japes
JAPERY n pl. -ERIES mockery
JAPING present participle of jape
JAPINGLY adv in a japing manner
JAPONICA n pl. -S an Asian shrub
JAR v JARRED, JARRING, JARS to cause to shake
JARFUL n pl. JARFULS or JARSFUL the quantity held by a jar (a cylindrical container)
JARGON v -ED, -ING, -S to speak or write an obscure and often pretentious kind of language
JARGONEL n pl. -S a variety of pear
JARGOON n pl. -S a variety of zircon
JARHEAD n pl. -S a marine soldier
JARINA n pl. -S the hard seed of a palm tree
JARL n pl. -S a Scandinavian nobleman
JARLDOM n pl. -S the domain of a jarl
JAROSITE n pl. -S a mineral
JAROVIZE v -VIZED, -VIZING, -VIZES to hasten the flowering of a plant
JARRAH n pl. -S an evergreen tree
JARRED past tense of jar
JARRING present participle of jar
JARSFUL a pl. of jarful
JARVEY n pl. -VEYS the driver of a carriage for hire
JASMIN n pl. -S jasmine
JASMINE n pl. -S a climbing shrub
JASPER n pl. -S a variety of quartz JASPERY adj
JASSID n pl. -S any of a family of plant pests
JATO n pl. -TOS a takeoff aided by jet propulsion
JAUK v -ED, -ING, -S to dawdle
JAUNCE v JAUNCED, JAUNCING, JAUNCES to prance
JAUNDICE v -DICED, -DICING, -DICES to prejudice unfavorably
JAUNT v -ED, -ING, -S to make a pleasure trip
JAUNTY adj -TIER, -TIEST having a lively and self-confident manner JAUNTILY adv
JAUP v -ED, -ING, -S to splash
JAVA n pl. -S coffee
JAVELIN v -ED, -ING, -S to pierce with a javelin (a light spear)
JAVELINA n pl. -S a peccary
JAW v -ED, -ING, -S to jabber
JAWAN n pl. -S a soldier of India
JAWBONE v -BONED, -BONING, -BONES to attempt to convince
JAWBONER n pl. -S one that jawbones
JAWLIKE adj resembling the jaw (the framework of the mouth)
JAWLINE n pl. -S the outline of the lower jaw
JAY n pl. JAYS a corvine bird
JAYBIRD n pl. -S a jay
JAYGEE n pl. -S a military officer
JAYVEE n pl. -S a junior varsity player
JAYWALK v -ED, -ING, -S to cross a street recklessly
JAZZ v -ED, -ING, -ES to enliven
JAZZER n pl. -S one that jazzes
JAZZLIKE adj resembling a type of music
JAZZMAN n pl. -MEN a type of musician
JAZZY adj JAZZIER, JAZZIEST lively JAZZILY adv
JEALOUS adj resentful of another's advantages
JEALOUSY n pl. -SIES a jealous feeling
JEAN n pl. -S a durable cotton fabric
JEBEL n pl. -S a mountain
JEE v JEED, JEEING, JEES to gee
JEEP v -ED, -ING, -S to travel by a small type of motor vehicle
JEEPERS interj -- used as a mild oath
JEEPNEY n pl. -NEYS a Philippine jitney
JEER v -ED, -ING, -S to mock
JEERER n pl. -S one that jeers
JEEZ interj -- used as a mild oath
JEFE n pl. -S a chief
JEHAD n pl. -S jihad
JEHU n pl. -S a fast driver
JEJUNA pl. of jejunum
JEJUNAL adj pertaining to the jejunum
JEJUNE adj uninteresting; childish JEJUNELY adv
JEJUNITY n pl. -TIES something that is jejune
JEJUNUM n pl. -NA a part of the small intestine
JELL v -ED, -ING, -S to congeal
JELLABA n pl. -S djellaba
JELLIFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to jelly
JELLY v -LIED, -LYING, -LIES to make into a jelly (a soft, semisolid substance)
JELUTONG n pl. -S a tropical tree
JEMADAR n pl. -S an officer in the army of India
JEMIDAR n pl. -S jemadar
JEMMY v -MIED, -MYING, -MIES to jimmy
JENNET n pl. -S a small horse
JENNY n pl. -NIES a female donkey
JEON n pl. JEON a monetary unit of South Korea
JEOPARD v -ED, -ING, -S to imperil
JEOPARDY n pl. -DIES risk of loss or injury
JERBOA n pl. -S a small rodent
JEREED n pl. -S a wooden javelin
JEREMIAD n pl. -S a tale of woe
JERID n pl. -S jereed
JERK v -ED, -ING, -S to move with a sharp, sudden motion
JERKER n pl. -S one that jerks
JERKIES pl. of jerky
JERKIN n pl. -S a sleeveless jacket
JERKY adj JERKIER, JERKIEST characterized by jerking movements JERKILY adv
JERKY n pl. -KIES dried meat
JEROBOAM n pl. -S a wine bottle
JERREED n pl. -S jereed
JERRICAN n pl. -S jerrycan
JERRID n pl. -S jereed
JERRY n pl. -RIES a German soldier
JERRYCAN n pl. -S a fuel container
JERSEY n pl. -SEYS a close-fitting knitted shirt JERSEYED adj
JESS v -ED, -ING, -ES to fasten straps around the legs of a hawk
JESSANT adj shooting forth
JESSE v JESSED, JESSING, JESSES to jess
JEST v -ED, -ING, -S to joke
JESTER n pl. -S one that jests
JESTFUL adj tending to jest
JESTING n pl. -S the act of one who jests
JET v JETTED, JETTING, JETS to spurt forth in a stream
JETBEAD n pl. -S an ornamental shrub
JETE n pl. -S a ballet leap
JETLIKE adj resembling a jet airplane
JETLINER n pl. -S a type of aircraft
JETON n pl. -S jetton
JETPORT n pl. -S a type of airport
JETSAM n pl. -S goods cast overboard
JETSOM n pl. -S jetsam
JETTED past tense of jet
JETTIED past tense of jetty
JETTIER comparative of jetty
JETTIES present 3d person sing. of jetty
JETTIEST superlative of jetty
JETTING present participle of jet
JETTISON v -ED, -ING, -S to cast overboard
JETTON n pl. -S a piece used in counting
JETTY adj -TIER, -TIEST having the color jet black
JETTY v -TIED, -TYING, -TIES to jut
JEU n pl. JEUX a game
JEWEL v -ELED, -ELING, -ELS or -ELLED, -ELLING, -ELS to adorn or equip with jewels (precious stones)
JEWELER n pl. -S a dealer or maker of jewelry
JEWELLER n pl. -S jeweler
JEWELLING a present participle of jewel
JEWELRY n pl. -RIES an article or articles for personal adornment
JEWFISH n pl. -ES a large marine fish
JEZAIL n pl. -S a type of firearm
JEZEBEL n pl. -S a scheming, wicked woman
JIAO n pl. JIAO chiao
JIB v JIBBED, JIBBING, JIBS to refuse to proceed further
JIBB v -ED, -ING, -S to shift from side to side while sailing
JIBBER n pl. -S a horse that jibs
JIBBING present participle of jib
JIBBOOM n pl. -S a ship's spar
JIBE v JIBED, JIBING, JIBES to gibe JIBINGLY adv
JIBER n pl. -S one that jibes
JICAMA n pl. -S a tropical plant with edible roots
JIFF n pl. -S jiffy
JIFFY n pl. -FIES a short time
JIG v JIGGED, JIGGING, JIGS to bob
JIGGER v -ED, -ING, -S to jerk up and down
JIGGERED adj damned
JIGGING present participle of jig
JIGGLE v -GLED, -GLING, -GLES to shake lightly
JIGGLY adj -GLIER, -GLIEST unsteady
JIGSAW v -SAWED, -SAWN, -SAWING, -SAWS to cut with a type of saw
JIHAD n pl. -S a Muslim holy war
JILL n pl. -S a unit of liquid measure
JILLION n pl. -S a very large number
JILT v -ED, -ING, -S to reject a lover
JILTER n pl. -S one that jilts
JIMINY interj -- used to express surprise
JIMJAMS n/pl violent delirium
JIMMINY interj jiminy
JIMMY v -MIED, -MYING, -MIES to pry open with a crowbar
JIMP adj JIMPER, JIMPEST natty JIMPLY adv
JIMPY adj jimp
JIN n pl. -S jinn
JINGAL n pl. -S a heavy musket
JINGALL n pl. -S jingal
JINGKO n pl. -KOES ginkgo
JINGLE v -GLED, -GLING, -GLES to make a tinkling sound
JINGLER n pl. -S one that jingles
JINGLY adj -GLIER, -GLIEST jingling
JINGO n pl. -GOES a zealous patriot JINGOISH adj
JINGOISM n pl. -S the spirit or policy of jingoes
JINGOIST n pl. -S a jingo
JINK v -ED, -ING, -S to move quickly out of the way
JINKER n pl. -S one that jinks
JINN n pl. -S a supernatural being in Muslim mythology
JINNEE n pl. JINN jinn
JINNI n pl. JINN jinn
JINX v -ED, -ING, -ES to bring bad luck to
JIPIJAPA n pl. -S a tropical plant
JITNEY n pl. -NEYS a small bus
JITTER v -ED, -ING, -S to fidget
JITTERY adj -TERIER, -TERIEST extremely nervous
JIUJITSU n pl. -S jujitsu
JIUJUTSU n pl. -S jujitsu
JIVE v JIVED, JIVING, JIVES to play jazz or swing music
JIVEASS adj insincere, phony
JIVER n pl. -S one that jives
JIVEY adj JIVIER, JIVIEST jazzy, lively
JNANA n pl. -S knowledge acquired through meditation
JO n pl. JOES a sweetheart
JOANNES n pl. JOANNES johannes
JOB v JOBBED, JOBBING, JOBS to work by the piece
JOBBER n pl. -S a pieceworker
JOBBERY n pl. -BERIES corruption in public office
JOBBING present participle of job
JOBLESS adj having no job
JOBNAME n pl. -S a computer code for a job instruction
JOCK n pl. -S an athletic supporter
JOCKETTE n pl. -S a woman who rides horses in races
JOCKEY v -EYED, -EYING, -EYS to maneuver for an advantage
JOCKO n pl. JOCKOS a monkey
JOCOSE adj humorous JOCOSELY adv
JOCOSITY n pl. -TIES the state of being jocose
JOCULAR adj given to joking
JOCUND adj cheerful JOCUNDLY adv
JODHPUR n pl. -S a type of boot
JOE n pl. -S a fellow
JOEY n pl. -EYS a young kangaroo
JOG v JOGGED, JOGGING, JOGS to run at a slow, steady pace
JOGGER n pl. -S one that jogs
JOGGING n pl. -S the practice of running at a slow, steady pace
JOGGLE v -GLED, -GLING, -GLES to shake slightly
JOGGLER n pl. -S one that joggles
JOHANNES n pl. JOHANNES a Portuguese coin
JOHN n pl. -S a toilet
JOHNBOAT n pl. -S a narrow square-ended boat
JOHNNY n pl. -NIES a sleeveless hospital gown
JOIN v -ED, -ING, -S to unite JOINABLE adj
JOINDER n pl. -S a joining of parties in a lawsuit
JOINER n pl. -S a carpenter
JOINERY n pl. -ERIES the trade of a joiner
JOINING n pl. -S a juncture
JOINT v -ED, -ING, -S to fit together by means of a junction
JOINTER n pl. -S one that joints
JOINTLY adv together
JOINTURE v -TURED, -TURING, -TURES to set aside property as an inheritance
JOIST v -ED, -ING, -S to support with horizontal beams
JOJOBA n pl. -S a small tree
JOKE v JOKED, JOKING, JOKES to say something amusing
JOKER n pl. -S one that jokes
JOKESTER n pl. -S a practical joker
JOKEY adj JOKIER, JOKIEST amusing JOKILY adv
JOKIER comparative of jokey
JOKIEST superlative of jokey
JOKINESS n pl. -ES the state of being jokey
JOKING present participle of joke
JOKINGLY adv in a joking manner
JOKY adj JOKIER, JOKIEST jokey
JOLE n pl. -S jowl
JOLLIED past tense of jolly
JOLLIER comparative of jolly
JOLLIES present 3d person sing. of jolly
JOLLIEST superlative of jolly
JOLLIFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to make jolly
JOLLITY n pl. -TIES mirth
JOLLY adj -LIER, -LIEST cheerful JOLLILY adv
JOLLY v -LIED, -LYING, -LIES to put in a good humor for one's own purposes
JOLT v -ED, -ING, -S to jar or shake roughly
JOLTER n pl. -S one that jolts
JOLTY adj JOLTIER, JOLTIEST marked by a jolting motion JOLTILY adv
JONES n pl. JONESES a drug addiction
JONGLEUR n pl. -S a minstrel
JONQUIL n pl. -S a perennial herb
JORAM n pl. -S jorum
JORDAN n pl. -S a type of container
JORUM n pl. -S a large drinking bowl
JOSEPH n pl. -S a woman's long cloak
JOSH v -ED, -ING, -ES to tease
JOSHER n pl. -S one that joshes
JOSS n pl. -ES a Chinese idol
JOSTLE v -TLED, -TLING, -TLES to bump or push roughly
JOSTLER n pl. -S one that jostles
JOT v JOTTED, JOTTING, JOTS to write down quickly
JOTA n pl. -S a Spanish dance
JOTTER n pl. -S one that jots
JOTTING n pl. -S a brief note
JOTTY adj written down quickly
JOUAL n pl. -S a dialect of Canadian French
JOUK v -ED, -ING, -S to dodge
JOULE n pl. -S a unit of energy
JOUNCE v JOUNCED, JOUNCING, JOUNCES to move roughly up and down
JOUNCY adj JOUNCIER, JOUNCIEST marked by a jouncing motion
JOURNAL n pl. -S a record of daily events
JOURNEY v -ED, -ING, -S to travel
JOUST v -ED, -ING, -S to engage in personal combat
JOUSTER n pl. -S one that jousts
JOVIAL adj good-humored JOVIALLY adv
JOVIALTY n pl. -TIES the quality or state of being jovial
JOW v -ED, -ING, -S to toll
JOWAR n pl. -S a durra grown in India
JOWL n pl. -S the fleshy part under the lower jaw JOWLED adj
JOWLY adj JOWLIER, JOWLIEST having prominent jowls
JOY v -ED, -ING, -S to rejoice
JOYANCE n pl. -S gladness
JOYFUL adj -FULLER, -FULLEST happy JOYFULLY adv
JOYLESS adj being without gladness
JOYOUS adj joyful JOYOUSLY adv
JOYPOP v -POPPED, -POPPING, -POPS to use habit-forming drugs occasionally
JOYRIDE v -RODE, -RIDDEN, -RIDING, -RIDES to take an automobile ride for pleasure
JOYRIDER n pl. -S one that joyrides
JOYSTICK n pl. -S the control stick in an airplane
JUBA n pl. -S a lively dance
JUBBAH n pl. -S a loose outer garment
JUBE n pl. -S a platform in a church
JUBHAH n pl. -S jubbah
JUBILANT adj exultant
JUBILATE v -LATED, -LATING, -LATES to exult
JUBILE n pl. -S jubilee
JUBILEE n pl. -S a celebration
JUDAS n pl. -ES a peephole
JUDDER v -ED, -ING, -S to vibrate
JUDGE v JUDGED, JUDGING, JUDGES to decide on critically
JUDGER n pl. -S one that judges
JUDGMENT n pl. -S an authoritative opinion
JUDICIAL adj pertaining to courts of law
JUDO n pl. -DOS a form of jujitsu
JUDOIST n pl. -S one skilled in judo
JUDOKA n pl. -S a judoist
JUG v JUGGED, JUGGING, JUGS to put into a jug (a large, deep container with a narrow mouth and a handle)
JUGA a pl. of jugum
JUGAL adj pertaining to the cheek or cheekbone
JUGATE adj occurring in pairs
JUGFUL n pl. JUGFULS or JUGSFUL as much as a jug will hold
JUGGED past tense of jug
JUGGING present participle of jug
JUGGLE v -GLED, -GLING, -GLES to perform feats of manual dexterity
JUGGLER n pl. -S one that juggles
JUGGLERY n pl. -GLERIES the art of a juggler
JUGGLING n pl. -S jugglery
JUGHEAD n pl. -S a dolt
JUGSFUL a pl. of jugful
JUGULA pl. of jugulum
JUGULAR n pl. -S a vein of the neck
JUGULATE v -LATED, -LATING, -LATES to suppress a disease by extreme measures
JUGULUM n pl. -LA a part of a bird's neck
JUGUM n pl. -GA or -GUMS a pair of the opposite leaflets of a pinnate leaf
JUICE v JUICED, JUICING, JUICES to extract the juice (the liquid part of a fruit or vegetable) from
JUICER n pl. -S a juice extractor
JUICY adj JUICIER, JUICIEST full of juice JUICILY adv
JUJITSU n pl. -S a Japanese art of self-defense
JUJU n pl. -S an object regarded as having magical power
JUJUBE n pl. -S a fruit-flavored candy
JUJUISM n pl. -S the system of beliefs connected with jujus
JUJUIST n pl. -S a follower of jujuism
JUJUTSU n pl. -S jujitsu
JUKE v JUKED, JUKING, JUKES to fake out of position
JUKEBOX n pl. -ES a coin-operated phonograph
JULEP n pl. -S a sweet drink
JULIENNE v -ENNED, -ENNING, -ENNES to cut food into long thin strips
JUMBAL n pl. -S a ring-shaped cookie
JUMBLE v -BLED, -BLING, -BLES to mix in a disordered manner
JUMBLER n pl. -S one that jumbles
JUMBO n pl. -BOS a very large specimen of its kind
JUMBUCK n pl. -S a sheep
JUMP v -ED, -ING, -S to spring off the ground
JUMPER n pl. -S one that jumps
JUMPOFF n pl. -S a starting point
JUMPSUIT n pl. -S a one-piece garment
JUMPY adj JUMPIER, JUMPIEST nervous JUMPILY adv
JUN n pl. JUN a coin of North Korea
JUNCO n pl. -COS or -COES a small finch
JUNCTION n pl. -S a place where things join
JUNCTURE n pl. -S the act of joining
JUNGLE n pl. -S land covered with dense tropical vegetation JUNGLED adj
JUNGLY adj -GLIER, -GLIEST resembling a jungle
JUNIOR n pl. -S a person who is younger than another
JUNIPER n pl. -S an evergreen tree
JUNK v -ED, -ING, -S to discard as trash
JUNKER n pl. -S something ready for junking
JUNKET v -ED, -ING, -S to banquet
JUNKETER n pl. -S one that junkets
JUNKIE n pl. -S a drug addict
JUNKMAN n pl. -MEN one who buys and sells junk
JUNKY adj JUNKIER, JUNKIEST worthless
JUNKYARD n pl. -S a place where junk is stored
JUNTA n pl. -S a political or governmental council
JUNTO n pl. -TOS a political faction
JUPE n pl. -S a woman's jacket
JUPON n pl. -S a tunic
JURA pl. of jus
JURAL adj pertaining to law JURALLY adv
JURANT n pl. -S one that takes an oath
JURAT n pl. -S a statement on an affidavit
JURATORY adj pertaining to an oath
JUREL n pl. -S a food fish
JURIDIC adj pertaining to the law
JURIST n pl. -S one versed in the law JURISTIC adj
JUROR n pl. -S a member of a jury
JURY v -RIED, -RYING, -RIES to select material for exhibition
JURYMAN n pl. -MEN a juror
JUS n pl. JURA a legal right
JUSSIVE n pl. -S a word used to express command
JUST adj JUSTER, JUSTEST acting in conformity with what is morally good
JUST v -ED, -ING, -S to joust
JUSTER n pl. -S jouster
JUSTICE n pl. -S a judge
JUSTIFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to show to be just, right, or valid
JUSTLE v -TLED, -TLING, -TLES to jostle
JUSTLY adv in a just manner
JUSTNESS n pl. -ES the quality of being just
JUT v JUTTED, JUTTING, JUTS to protrude
JUTE n pl. -S a strong, coarse fiber
JUTTY v -TIED, -TYING, -TIES to jut
JUVENAL n pl. -S a young bird's plumage
JUVENILE n pl. -S a young person
KA n pl. -S the spiritual self of a human being in Egyptian religion
KAAS n pl. KAAS kas
KAB n pl. -S an ancient Hebrew unit of measure
KABAB n pl. -S kabob
KABAKA n pl. -S a Ugandan emperor
KABALA n pl. -S cabala
KABAR n pl. -S caber
KABAYA n pl. -S a cotton jacket
KABBALA n pl. -S cabala
KABBALAH n pl. -S cabala
KABELJOU n pl. -S a large food fish
KABIKI n pl. -S a tropical tree
KABOB n pl. -S cubes of meat cooked on a skewer
KABUKI n pl. -S a form of Japanese theater
KACHINA n pl. -S an ancestral spirit
KADDISH n pl. -DISHIM a Jewish prayer
KADI n pl. -S cadi
KAE n pl. -S a bird resembling a crow
KAF n pl. -S kaph
KAFFIR n pl. -S kafir
KAFFIYEH n pl. -S a large, square kerchief
KAFIR n pl. -S a cereal grass
KAFTAN n pl. -S caftan
KAGU n pl. -S a flightless bird
KAHUNA n pl. -S a medicine man
KAIAK n pl. -S kayak
KAIF n pl. -S kef
KAIL n pl. -S kale
KAILYARD n pl. -S kaleyard
KAIN n pl. -S a tax paid in produce or livestock
KAINIT n pl. -S kainite
KAINITE n pl. -S a mineral salt
KAISER n pl. -S an emperor
KAISERIN n pl. -S a kaiser's wife
KAJEPUT n pl. -S cajuput
KAKA n pl. -S a parrot
KAKAPO n pl. -POS a flightless parrot
KAKEMONO n pl. -NOS a Japanese scroll
KAKI n pl. -S a Japanese tree
KAKIEMON n pl. -S a Japanese porcelain
KALAM n pl. -S a type of Muslim theology
KALE n pl. -S a variety of cabbage
KALENDS n pl. KALENDS calends
KALEWIFE n pl. -WIVES a female vegetable vendor
KALEYARD n pl. -S a kitchen garden
KALIAN n pl. -S a hookah
KALIF n pl. -S caliph
KALIFATE n pl. -S califate
KALIMBA n pl. -S an African musical instrument
KALIPH n pl. -S caliph
KALIUM n pl. -S potassium
KALLIDIN n pl. -S a hormone
KALMIA n pl. -S an evergreen shrub
KALONG n pl. -S a fruit-eating bat
KALPA n pl. -S a period of time in Hindu religion
KALPAK n pl. -S calpac
KALYPTRA n pl. -S a thin veil
KAMAAINA n pl. -S a longtime resident of Hawaii
KAMACITE n pl. -S an alloy of nickel and iron
KAMALA n pl. -S an Asian tree
KAME n pl. -S a mound of detrital material
KAMI n pl. KAMI a sacred power or force
KAMIK n pl. -S a type of boot
KAMIKAZE n pl. -S a plane to be flown in a suicide crash on a target
KAMPONG n pl. -S a small village
KAMSEEN n pl. -S khamsin
KAMSIN n pl. -S khamsin
KANA n pl. -S the Japanese syllabic script
KANBAN n pl. -S a manufacturing strategy wherein parts are delivered only as needed
KANE n pl. -S kain
KANGAROO n pl. -ROOS an Australian mammal
KANJI n pl. -S a system of Japanese writing
KANTAR n pl. -S a unit of weight
KANTELE n pl. -S a type of harp
KAOLIANG n pl. -S an Asian sorghum
KAOLIN n pl. -S a fine white clay KAOLINIC adj
KAOLINE n pl. -S kaolin
KAON n pl. -S a type of meson
KAPA n pl. -S a coarse cloth
KAPH n pl. -S a Hebrew letter
KAPOK n pl. -S a mass of silky fibers
KAPPA n pl. -S a Greek letter
KAPUT adj ruined
KAPUTT adj kaput
KARAKUL n pl. -S an Asian sheep
KARAOKE n pl. -S a musical device to which a user sings along
KARAT n pl. -S a unit of quality for gold
KARATE n pl. -S a Japanese art of self-defense
KARMA n pl. -S the force generated by a person's actions KARMIC adj
KARN n pl. -S cairn
KAROO n pl. KAROOS karroo
KAROSS n pl. -ES an African garment
KARROO n pl. -ROOS a dry plateau
KARST n pl. -S a limestone region KARSTIC adj
KART n pl. -S a small motor vehicle
KARTING n pl. -S the sport of racing karts
KARYOTIN n pl. -S the nuclear material of a cell
KAS n pl. KAS a large cupboard
KASBAH n pl. -S casbah
KASHA n pl. -S a cooked cereal
KASHER v -ED, -ING, -S to kosher
KASHMIR n pl. -S cashmere
KASHRUT n pl. -S kashruth
KASHRUTH n pl. -S the Jewish dietary laws
KAT n pl. -S an evergreen shrub
KATA n pl. -S an exercise of set movements
KATAKANA n pl. -S a Japanese syllabic symbol
KATCHINA n pl. -S kachina
KATCINA n pl. -S kachina
KATHODE n pl. -S cathode KATHODAL, KATHODIC adj
KATION n pl. -S cation
KATYDID n pl. -S a grasshopper
KAURI n pl. -S a timber tree
KAURY n pl. -RIES kauri
KAVA n pl. -S a tropical shrub
KAVAKAVA n pl. -S kava
KAVASS n pl. -ES a Turkish policeman
KAY n pl. KAYS the letter K
KAYAK v -ED, -ING, -S to travel in a kayak (an Eskimo canoe)
KAYAKER n pl. -S one that rides in a kayak
KAYAKING n pl. -S the act or skill of managing a kayak
KAYLES n/pl a British game
KAYO v -ED, -ING, -S or -ES to knock out
KAZACHOK n pl. -ZACHKI a Russian folk dance
KAZATSKI n pl. -ES kazachok
KAZATSKY n pl. -SKIES kazachok
KAZOO n pl. -ZOOS a toy musical instrument
KBAR n pl. -S a kilobar
KEA n pl. -S a parrot
KEBAB n pl. -S kabob
KEBAR n pl. -S caber
KEBBIE n pl. -S a rough walking stick
KEBBOCK n pl. -S kebbuck
KEBBUCK n pl. -S a whole cheese
KEBLAH n pl. -S kiblah
KEBOB n pl. -S kabob
KECK v -ED, -ING, -S to retch
KECKLE v -LED, -LING, -LES to wind with rope to prevent chafing
KEDDAH n pl. -S an enclosure for elephants
KEDGE v KEDGED, KEDGING, KEDGES to move a vessel with the use of an anchor
KEDGEREE n pl. -S a food in India
KEEF n pl. -S kef
KEEK v -ED, -ING, -S to peep
KEEL v -ED, -ING, -S to capsize
KEELAGE n pl. -S the amount paid to keep a boat in a harbor
KEELBOAT n pl. -S a freight boat
KEELHALE v -HALED, -HALING, -HALES to keelhaul
KEELHAUL v -ED, -ING, -S to rebuke severely
KEELLESS adj having no keel (the main structural part of a ship)
KEELSON n pl. -S a beam in a ship
KEEN adj KEENER, KEENEST enthusiastic
KEEN v -ED, -ING, -S to wail loudly over the dead
KEENER n pl. -S one that keens
KEENLY adv in a keen manner
KEENNESS n pl. -ES sharpness
KEEP v KEPT, KEEPING, KEEPS to continue to possess KEEPABLE adj
KEEPER n pl. -S one that keeps
KEEPING n pl. -S custody
KEEPSAKE n pl. -S a memento
KEESHOND n pl. -HONDS or -HONDEN a small, heavy-coated dog
KEESTER n pl. -S keister
KEET n pl. -S a young guinea fowl
KEEVE n pl. -S a tub or vat
KEF n pl. -S hemp smoked to produce euphoria
KEFFIYEH n pl. -S kaffiyeh
KEFIR n pl. -S a fermented beverage made from cow's milk
KEG n pl. -S a small barrel
KEGELER n pl. -S kegler
KEGLER n pl. -S a bowler
KEGLING n pl. -S bowling
KEIR n pl. -S kier
KEISTER n pl. -S the buttocks
KEITLOA n pl. -S a rhinoceros
KELEP n pl. -S a stinging ant
KELIM n pl. -S kilim
KELLY n pl. -LIES a bright green color
KELOID n pl. -S a scar caused by excessive growth of fibrous tissue KELOIDAL adj
KELP v -ED, -ING, -S to burn a type of seaweed
KELPIE n pl. -S a water sprite
KELPY n pl. -PIES kelpie
KELSON n pl. -S keelson
KELTER n pl. -S kilter
KELVIN n pl. -S a unit of temperature
KEMP n pl. -S a champion
KEMPT adj neatly kept
KEN v KENNED KENT, KENNING, KENS to know
KENAF n pl. -S an East Indian plant
KENCH n pl. -ES a bin for salting fish
KENDO n pl. -DOS a Japanese sport
KENNED a past tense of ken
KENNEL v -NELED, -NELING, -NELS or -NELLED, -NELLING, -NELS to keep in a shelter for dogs
KENNING n pl. -S a metaphorical compound word or phrase
KENO n pl. -NOS a game of chance
KENOSIS n pl. -SISES the incarnation of Christ KENOTIC adj
KENOTRON n pl. -S a type of diode
KENT a past tense of ken
KEP v KEPPED, KEPPEN or KIPPEN, KEPPING, KEPS to catch
KEPHALIN n pl. -S cephalin
KEPI n pl. -S a type of cap
KEPPED past tense of kep
KEPPEN a past participle of kep
KEPPING present participle of kep
KEPT past tense of keep
KERAMIC n pl. -S ceramic
KERATIN n pl. -S a fibrous protein
KERATOID adj horny
KERATOMA n pl. -MAS or -MATA a skin disease
KERATOSE adj of or resembling horny tissue
KERB v -ED, -ING, -S to provide with curbing
KERCHIEF n pl. -CHIEFS or -CHIEVES a cloth worn as a head covering
KERCHOO interj ahchoo
KERF v -ED, -ING, -S to make an incision with a cutting tool
KERMES n pl. KERMES a red dye
KERMESS n pl. -ES kermis
KERMESSE n pl. -S kermis
KERMIS n pl. -MISES a festival
KERN v -ED, -ING, -S to be formed with a projecting typeface
KERNE n pl. -S a medieval foot soldier
KERNEL v -NELED, -NELING, -NELS or -NELLED, -NELLING, -NELS to envelop as a kernel (the inner part of a nut)
KERNITE n pl. -S a mineral
KEROGEN n pl. -S a substance found in shale
KEROSENE n pl. -S a fuel oil
KEROSINE n pl. -S kerosene
KERPLUNK v -ED, -ING, -S to fall or drop with a heavy sound
KERRIA n pl. -S a Chinese shrub
KERRY n pl. -RIES one of an Irish breed of cattle
KERSEY n pl. -SEYS a woolen cloth
KERYGMA n pl. -MATA the preaching of the gospel
KESTREL n pl. -S a small falcon
KETCH n pl. -ES a sailing vessel
KETCHUP n pl. -S a spicy tomato sauce
KETENE n pl. -S a toxic gas
KETO adj of or pertaining to ketone
KETOL n pl. -S a chemical compound
KETONE n pl. -S a type of chemical compound KETONIC adj
KETOSE n pl. -S a simple sugar
KETOSIS n pl. -TOSES a buildup of ketones in the body KETOTIC adj
KETTLE n pl. -S a vessel for boiling liquids
KEV n pl. KEV a unit of energy
KEVEL n pl. -S a belaying cleat or peg
KEVIL n pl. -S kevel
KEX n pl. -ES a dry, hollow stalk
KEY v -ED, -ING, -S to provide with a key (a device used to turn the bolt in a lock)
KEYBOARD v -ED, -ING, -S to operate a machine by means of a keyset
KEYCARD n pl. -S a coded card for operating a device
KEYHOLE n pl. -S a hole for a key
KEYLESS adj being without a key
KEYNOTE v -NOTED, -NOTING, -NOTES to deliver the main speech at a function
KEYNOTER n pl. -S one that keynotes
KEYPAD n pl. -S a small keyboard
KEYPUNCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to perforate with a machine
KEYSET n pl. -S a system of finger levers
KEYSTER n pl. -S keister
KEYSTONE n pl. -S the central stone of an arch
KEYWAY n pl. -WAYS a slot for a key
KEYWORD n pl. -S a significant word
KHADDAR n pl. -S a cotton cloth
KHADI n pl. -S khaddar
KHAF n pl. -S kaph
KHAKI n pl. -S a durable cloth
KHALIF n pl. -S caliph
KHALIFA n pl. -S caliph
KHAMSEEN n pl. -S khamsin
KHAMSIN n pl. -S a hot, dry wind
KHAN n pl. -S an Asian ruler
KHANATE n pl. -S the domain of a khan
KHAPH n pl. -S kaph
KHAT n pl. -S kat
KHAZEN n pl. -ZENS or -ZENIM hazzan
KHEDA n pl. -S keddah
KHEDAH n pl. -S keddah
KHEDIVE n pl. -S a Turkish viceroy KHEDIVAL adj
KHET n pl. -S heth
KHETH n pl. -S heth
KHI n pl. -S chi
KHIRKAH n pl. -S a patchwork garment
KHOUM n pl. -S a monetary unit of Mauritania
KIANG n pl. -S a wild ass
KIAUGH n pl. -S trouble; worry
KIBBE n pl. -S a Near Eastern dish of ground lamb and bulgur
KIBBEH n pl. -S kibbe
KIBBI n pl. -S kibbe
KIBBITZ v -ED, -ING, -ES kibitz
KIBBLE v -BLED, -BLING, -BLES to grind coarsely
KIBBUTZ n pl. -BUTZIM a collective farm in Israel
KIBE n pl. -S a sore caused by exposure to cold
KIBEI n pl. -S one born in America of immigrant Japanese parents and educated in Japan
KIBITZ v -ED, -ING, -ES to meddle
KIBITZER n pl. -S one that kibitzes
KIBLA n pl. -S kiblah
KIBLAH n pl. -S the direction toward which Muslims face while praying
KIBOSH v -ED, -ING, -ES to stop
KICK v -ED, -ING, -S to strike out with the foot or feet KICKABLE adj
KICKBACK n pl. -S a strong reaction
KICKBALL n pl. -S baseball using an inflated ball that is kicked
KICKER n pl. -S one that kicks
KICKIER comparative of kicky
KICKIEST superlative of kicky
KICKOFF n pl. -S the kick that begins play in football
KICKSHAW n pl. -S a trifle or trinket
KICKUP n pl. -S a noisy argument
KICKY adj KICKIER, KICKIEST exciting
KID v KIDDED, KIDDING, KIDS to tease
KIDDER n pl. -S one that kids
KIDDIE n pl. -S a small child
KIDDIES pl. of kiddy
KIDDING present participle of kid
KIDDISH adj childish
KIDDO n pl. -DOS or -DOES -- used as a form of familiar address
KIDDUSH n pl. -ES a Jewish prayer
KIDDY n pl. -DIES kiddie
KIDLIKE adj resembling a child
KIDNAP v -NAPED, -NAPING, -NAPS or -NAPPED, -NAPPING, -NAPS to take a person by force and often for ransom
KIDNAPEE n pl. -S one that is kidnaped
KIDNAPER n pl. -S one that kidnaps
KIDNAPPER n pl. -S kidnaper
KIDNAPPING present participle of kidnap
KIDNEY n pl. -NEYS a bodily organ
KIDSKIN n pl. -S a type of leather
KIDVID n pl. -S television programs for children
KIEF n pl. -S kef
KIELBASA n pl. -BASAS, -BASI, or -BASY a smoked sausage
KIER n pl. -S a vat for boiling and dyeing fabrics
KIESTER n pl. -S keister
KIF n pl. -S kef
KILIM n pl. -S an oriental tapestry
KILL v -ED, -ING, -S to cause to die
KILLDEE n pl. -S killdeer
KILLDEER n pl. -S a wading bird
KILLER n pl. -S one that kills
KILLICK n pl. -S a small anchor
KILLIE n pl. -S a freshwater fish
KILLING n pl. -S a sudden notable success
KILLJOY n pl. -JOYS one who spoils the fun of others
KILLOCK n pl. -S killick
KILN v -ED, -ING, -S to bake in a type of oven
KILO n pl. KILOS a kilogram or kilometer
KILOBAR n pl. -S a unit of atmospheric pressure
KILOBASE n pl. -S unit of measure of a nucleic-acid chain
KILOBAUD n pl. -S a unit of data transmission speed
KILOBIT n pl. -S a unit of computer information
KILOBYTE n pl. -S 1,024 bytes
KILOGRAM n pl. -S a unit of mass and weight
KILOMOLE n pl. -S one thousand moles
KILORAD n pl. -S a unit of nuclear radiation
KILOTON n pl. -S a unit of weight
KILOVOLT n pl. -S a unit of electromotive force
KILOWATT n pl. -S a unit of power
KILT v -ED, -ING, -S to make creases or pleats in
KILTER n pl. -S good condition
KILTIE n pl. -S one who wears a kilt (a type of skirt)
KILTING n pl. -S an arrangement of kilt pleats
KILTY n pl. KILTIES kiltie
KIMCHEE n pl. -S kimchi
KIMCHI n pl. -S a spicy Korean dish of pickled cabbage
KIMONO n pl. -NOS a loose robe KIMONOED adj
KIN n pl. -S a group of persons of common ancestry
KINA n pl. -S a monetary unit of Papua New Guinea
KINASE n pl. -S an enzyme
KIND adj KINDER, KINDEST having a gentle, giving nature
KIND n pl. -S a class of similar or related objects or individuals
KINDLE v -DLED, -DLING, -DLES to cause to burn
KINDLER n pl. -S one that kindles
KINDLESS adj lacking kindness
KINDLING n pl. -S material that is easily ignited
KINDLY adj -LIER, -LIEST kind
KINDNESS n pl. -ES the quality of being kind
KINDRED n pl. -S a natural grouping
KINE n pl. -S a type of television tube
KINEMA n pl. -S cinema
KINESIC adj pertaining to kinesics
KINESICS n/pl the study of body motion in relation to communication
KINESIS n pl. -NESES a type of movement
KINETIC adj pertaining to motion
KINETICS n/pl a branch of science dealing with motion
KINETIN n pl. -S a substance that increases plant growth
KINFOLK n/pl relatives
KINFOLKS n/pl kinfolk
KING v -ED, -ING, -S to reign as king (a male monarch)
KINGBIRD n pl. -S an American bird
KINGBOLT n pl. -S a kingpin
KINGCUP n pl. -S a marsh plant
KINGDOM n pl. -S the area ruled by a king
KINGFISH n pl. -ES a marine food fish
KINGHOOD n pl. -S the office of a king
KINGLESS adj having no king
KINGLET n pl. -S a king who rules over a small area
KINGLIKE adj resembling a king
KINGLY adj -LIER, -LIEST of or befitting a king
KINGPIN n pl. -S a central bolt connecting an axle to a vehicle
KINGPOST n pl. -S a supporting structure of a roof
KINGSHIP n pl. -S the power or position of a king
KINGSIDE n pl. -S a part of a chessboard
KINGWOOD n pl. -S a hardwood tree
KININ n pl. -S a hormone
KINK v -ED, -ING, -S to form a tight curl or bend in
KINKAJOU n pl. -S an arboreal mammal
KINKY adj KINKIER, KINKIEST tightly curled KINKILY adv
KINO n pl. -NOS a gum resin
KINSFOLK n/pl kinfolk
KINSHIP n pl. -S relationship
KINSMAN n pl. -MEN a male relative
KIOSK n pl. -S an open booth
KIP v KIPPED, KIPPING, KIPS to sleep
KIPPEN a past participle of kep
KIPPER v -ED, -ING, -S to cure fish by salting and smoking
KIPPERER n pl. -S one that kippers
KIPPING present participle of kip
KIPSKIN n pl. -S an animal hide that has not been tanned
KIR n pl. -S an alcoholic beverage
KIRIGAMI n pl. -S the Japanese art of folding paper
KIRK n pl. -S a church
KIRKMAN n pl. -MEN a member of a church
KIRMESS n pl. -ES kermis
KIRN v -ED, -ING, -S to churn
KIRSCH n pl. -ES a kind of brandy
KIRTLE n pl. -S a man's tunic or coat KIRTLED adj
KISHKA n pl. -S kishke
KISHKE n pl. -S a sausage
KISMAT n pl. -S kismet
KISMET n pl. -S destiny KISMETIC adj
KISS v -ED, -ING, -ES to touch with the lips as a sign of affection KISSABLE adj KISSABLY adv
KISSER n pl. -S one that kisses
KISSY adj inclined to kiss
KIST n pl. -S a chest, box, or coffin
KISTFUL n pl. -S as much as a kist can hold
KIT v KITTED, KITTING, KITS to equip
KITCHEN n pl. -S a room where food is cooked
KITE v KITED, KITING, KITES to obtain money or credit fraudulently
KITELIKE adj resembling a kite (a light, covered frame flown in the wind)
KITER n pl. -S one that kites
KITH n pl. -S one's friends and neighbors
KITHARA n pl. -S cithara
KITHE v KITHED, KITHING, KITHES to make known
KITING present participle of kite
KITLING n pl. -S a young animal
KITSCH n pl. -ES faddish art or literature KITSCHY adj
KITTED past tense of kit
KITTEL n pl. KITTEL a Jewish ceremonial robe
KITTEN v -ED, -ING, -S to bear kittens (young cats)
KITTIES pl. of kitty
KITTING present participle of kit
KITTLE adj -TLER, -TLEST ticklish
KITTLE v -TLED, -TLING, -TLES to tickle
KITTY n pl. -TIES a kitten or cat
KIVA n pl. -S an underground ceremonial chamber
KIWI n pl. -S a flightless bird
KLATCH n pl. -ES a social gathering
KLATSCH n pl. -ES klatch
KLAVERN n pl. -S a local branch of the Ku Klux Klan
KLAXON n pl. -S a low-pitched horn
KLEAGLE n pl. -S an official in the Ku Klux Klan
KLEPHT n pl. -S a Greek guerrilla KLEPHTIC adj
KLEZMER n pl. -MORIM a Jewish folk musician
KLISTER n pl. -S a wax for skis
KLONG n pl. -S a canal
KLOOF n pl. -S a ravine
KLUDGE n pl. -S a system composed of ill-fitting components
KLUGE n pl. -S kludge
KLUTZ n pl. -ES a clumsy person
KLUTZY adj KLUTZIER, KLUTZIEST clumsy
KLYSTRON n pl. -S a type of electron tube
KNACK v -ED, -ING, -S to strike sharply
KNACKER n pl. -S one that buys old livestock
KNACKERY n pl. -ERIES the place of business of a knacker
KNAP v KNAPPED, KNAPPING, KNAPS to strike sharply
KNAPPER n pl. -S one that knaps
KNAPSACK n pl. -S a bag carried on the back
KNAPWEED n pl. -S a meadow plant
KNAR n pl. -S a bump on a tree KNARRED, KNARRY adj
KNAUR n pl. -S knar
KNAVE n pl. -S a dishonest person KNAVISH adj
KNAVERY n pl. -ERIES trickery
KNAWEL n pl. -S a Eurasian plant
KNEAD v -ED, -ING, -S to work into a uniform mixture with the hands
KNEADER n pl. -S one that kneads
KNEE v KNEED, KNEEING, KNEES to strike with the knee (a joint of the leg)
KNEECAP v -CAPPED, -CAPPING, -CAPS to maim by shooting in the kneecap (a bone at the front of the knee)
KNEEHOLE n pl. -S a space for the knees
KNEEL v KNELT KNEELED, KNEELING, KNEELS to rest on the knees
KNEELER n pl. -S one that kneels
KNEEPAD n pl. -S a covering for a knee
KNEEPAN n pl. -S the kneecap
KNEESOCK n pl. -S a sock reaching up to the knee
KNELL v -ED, -ING, -S to sound a bell
KNELT a past tense of kneel
KNESSET n pl. -S the Israeli parliament
KNEW past tense of know
KNICKERS n/pl loose-fitting pants gathered at the knee
KNIFE n pl. KNIVES a sharp-edged instrument used for cutting
KNIFE v KNIFED, KNIFING, KNIFES to cut with a knife
KNIFER n pl. -S one that knifes
KNIGHT v -ED, -ING, -S to make a knight (a medieval gentleman-soldier) of
KNIGHTLY adj of or befitting a knight
KNISH n pl. -ES dough stuffed with filling and fried
KNIT v KNITTED, KNITTING, KNITS to make a fabric or garment by joining loops of yarn
KNITTER n pl. -S one that knits
KNITTING n pl. -S work done by a knitter
KNITWEAR n pl. -S knitted clothing
KNIVES pl. of knife
KNOB n pl. -S a rounded protuberance KNOBBED, KNOBLIKE adj
KNOBBLY adj -BLIER, -BLIEST having very small knobs
KNOBBY adj -BIER, -BIEST full of knobs
KNOCK v -ED, -ING, -S to strike sharply
KNOCKER n pl. -S one that knocks
KNOCKOFF n pl. -S a copy that sells for less than the original
KNOCKOUT n pl. -S a blow that induces unconsciousness
KNOLL v -ED, -ING, -S to knell
KNOLLER n pl. -S one that knolls
KNOLLY adj hilly
KNOP n pl. -S a knob KNOPPED adj
KNOSP n pl. -S a knob
KNOT v KNOTTED, KNOTTING, KNOTS to tie in a knot (a closed loop)
KNOTHOLE n pl. -S a hole in a plank
KNOTLESS adj having no knots
KNOTLIKE adj resembling a knot
KNOTTED past tense of knot
KNOTTER n pl. -S one that knots
KNOTTING n pl. -S a fringe made of knotted threads
KNOTTY adj -TIER, -TIEST full of knots KNOTTILY adv
KNOTWEED n pl. -S a common weed
KNOUT v -ED, -ING, -S to flog with a leather whip
KNOW v KNEW, KNOWN, KNOWING, KNOWS to have a true understanding of KNOWABLE adj
KNOWER n pl. -S one that knows
KNOWING adj -INGER, -INGEST astute
KNOWING n pl. -S knowledge
KNOWN n pl. -S a mathematical quantity whose value is given
KNUBBY adj -BIER, -BIEST nubby
KNUCKLE v -LED, -LING, -LES to hit with the knuckles (the joints of the fingers)
KNUCKLER n pl. -S a type of baseball pitch
KNUCKLY adj -LIER, -LIEST having prominent knuckles
KNUR n pl. -S a bump on a tree
KNURL v -ED, -ING, -S to make grooves or ridges in
KNURLY adj KNURLIER, KNURLIEST gnarly
KOA n pl. -S a timber tree
KOALA n pl. -S an Australian mammal
KOAN n pl. -S a paradox meditated on by Buddhist monks
KOB n pl. -S a reddish brown antelope
KOBO n pl. KOBO a monetary unit of Nigeria
KOBOLD n pl. -S an elf
KOEL n pl. -S an Australian bird
KOHL n pl. -S a type of eye makeup
KOHLRABI n pl. -ES a variety of cabbage
KOI n pl. KOI a large and colorful fish
KOINE n pl. -S a type of dialect
KOKANEE n pl. -S a food fish
KOLA n pl. -S cola
KOLACKY n pl. KOLACKY a kind of pastry
KOLBASI n pl. -S kielbasa
KOLBASSI n pl. -S kielbasa
KOLHOZ n pl. -HOZY or -HOZES kolkhoz
KOLINSKI n pl. -ES kolinsky
KOLINSKY n pl. -SKIES an Asian mink
KOLKHOS n pl. -KHOSY or -KHOSES kolkhoz
KOLKHOZ n pl. -KHOZY or -KHOZES a collective farm in Russia
KOLKOZ n pl. -KOZY or -KOZES kolkhoz
KOLO n pl. -LOS a European folk dance
KOMATIK n pl. -S an Eskimo sledge
KOMONDOR n pl. -DORS, -DOROK, or -DOROCK a large, shaggy-coated dog
KONK v -ED, -ING, -S conk
KOODOO n pl. -DOOS kudu
KOOK n pl. -S an eccentric person
KOOKIE adj KOOKIER, KOOKIEST kooky
KOOKY adj KOOKIER, KOOKIEST eccentric
KOP n pl. -S a hill
KOPECK n pl. -S a Russian coin
KOPEK n pl. -S kopeck
KOPH n pl. -S a Hebrew letter
KOPJE n pl. -S a small hill
KOPPA n pl. -S a Greek letter
KOPPIE n pl. -S kopje
KOR n pl. -S a Hebrew unit of measure
KORAT n pl. -S a cat having a silver-blue coat
KORE n pl. -RAI an ancient Greek statue of a young woman
KORUNA n pl. KORUNAS, KORUNY, or KORUN a monetary unit of the Czech Republic
KOS n pl. KOS a land measure in India
KOSHER v -ED, -ING, -S to make fit to be eaten according to Jewish dietary laws
KOSS n pl. KOSS kos
KOTO n pl. -TOS a musical instrument
KOTOW v -ED, -ING, -S to kowtow
KOTOWER n pl. -S one that kotows
KOUMIS n pl. -MISES koumiss
KOUMISS n pl. -ES a beverage made from camel's milk
KOUMYS n pl. -ES koumiss
KOUMYSS n pl. -ES koumiss
KOUPREY n pl. -PREYS a short-haired ox
KOUROS n pl. -ROI an ancient Greek statue of a young man
KOUSSO n pl. -SOS cusso
KOWTOW v -ED, -ING, -S to behave in a servile manner
KOWTOWER n pl. -S one that kowtows
KRAAL v -ED, -ING, -S to pen in a type of enclosure
KRAFT n pl. -S a strong paper
KRAIT n pl. -S a venomous snake
KRAKEN n pl. -S a legendary sea monster
KRATER n pl. -S a type of vase
KRAUT n pl. -S sauerkraut
KREEP n pl. -S a basaltic lunar rock
KREMLIN n pl. -S a Russian citadel
KREPLACH n pl. KREPLACH dumplings filled with ground meat or cheese
KREUTZER n pl. -S a former monetary unit of Austria
KREUZER n pl. -S kreutzer
KRILL n pl. -S an aggregate of small marine crustaceans
KRIMMER n pl. -S a kind of fur
KRIS n pl. -ES a short sword
KRONA n pl. KRONOR a monetary unit of Sweden
KRONA n pl. KRONUR a monetary unit of Iceland
KRONE n pl. KRONEN a former monetary unit of Austria
KRONE n pl. KRONER a monetary unit of Denmark
KRONOR pl. of krona
KRONUR pl. of krona
KROON n pl. KROONS or KROONI a former monetary unit of Estonia
KRUBI n pl. -S a tropical plant
KRUBUT n pl. -S krubi
KRULLER n pl. -S cruller
KRUMHORN n pl. -S crumhorn
KRYOLITE n pl. -S cryolite
KRYOLITH n pl. -S cryolite
KRYPTON n pl. -S a gaseous element
KUCHEN n pl. KUCHEN a coffee cake
KUDO n pl. -DOS award; honor
KUDU n pl. -S a large antelope
KUDZU n pl. -S an Asian vine
KUE n pl. -S the letter Q
KUGEL n pl. -S a baked pudding of potatoes or noodles
KUKRI n pl. -S a long, curved knife of Nepal
KULAK n pl. -LAKS or -LAKI a rich Russian peasant
KULTUR n pl. -S culture; civilization
KUMISS n pl. -ES koumiss
KUMMEL n pl. -S a type of liqueur
KUMQUAT n pl. -S a citrus fruit
KUMYS n pl. -ES koumiss
KUNZITE n pl. -S a mineral
KURBASH v -ED, -ING, -ES to flog with a leather whip
KURGAN n pl. -S a mound of earth over a grave
KURTA n pl. -S a shirt worn in India
KURTOSIS n pl. -SISES the relative degree of curvature in a statistical curve
KURU n pl. -S a disease of the nervous system
KUSSO n pl. -SOS cusso
KUVASZ n pl. -VASZOK a large dog having a white coat
KVAS n pl. -ES kvass
KVASS n pl. -ES a Russian beer
KVETCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to complain
KVETCHY adj KVETCHIER, KVETCHIEST habitually complaining
KWACHA n pl. KWACHA a monetary unit of Zambia
KWANZA n pl. -S a monetary unit of Angola
KYACK n pl. -S a packsack
KYAK n pl. -S a kayak (an Eskimo canoe)
KYANISE v -ISED, -ISING, -ISES to kyanize
KYANITE n pl. -S cyanite
KYANIZE v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES to treat wood with a type of preservative
KYAR n pl. -S coir
KYAT n pl. -S a monetary unit of Myanmar
KYBOSH v -ED, -ING, -ES to kibosh
KYLIX n pl. -LIKES a drinking vessel
KYMOGRAM n pl. -S a record of fluid pressure
KYPHOSIS n pl. -PHOSES abnormal curvature of the spine KYPHOTIC adj
KYRIE n pl. -S a religious petition for mercy
KYTE n pl. -S the stomach
KYTHE v KYTHED, KYTHING, KYTHES to kithe
LA n pl. -S the sixth tone of the diatonic musical scale
LAAGER v -ED, -ING, -S to form a defensive encampment
LAARI n pl. LAARI a monetary unit of the Maldives
LAB n pl. -S a laboratory
LABARUM n pl. -RA or -RUMS an ecclesiastical banner
LABDANUM n pl. -S a fragrant resin
LABEL v -BELED, -BELING, -BELS or -BELLED, -BELLING, -BELS to describe or designate
LABELER n pl. -S one that labels
LABELLA pl. of labellum
LABELLED a past tense of label
LABELLER n pl. -S labeler
LABELLING a present participle of label
LABELLUM n pl. -LA the lower petal of an orchid
LABIA pl. of labium
LABIAL n pl. -S a labially produced sound
LABIALLY adv by means of the lips
LABIATE n pl. -S a labiated plant
LABIATED adj having corollas that are divided into two liplike parts
LABILE adj likely to change
LABILITY n pl. -TIES the state of being labile
LABIUM n pl. -BIA a fold of the vulva
LABOR v -ED, -ING, -S to work
LABORER n pl. -S one that labors
LABORITE n pl. -S a supporter of labor interests
LABOUR v -ED, -ING, -S to labor
LABOURER n pl. -S laborer
LABRA a pl. of labrum
LABRADOR n pl. -S a hunting dog
LABRET n pl. -S an ornament worn in a perforation of the lip
LABROID n pl. -S a marine fish
LABRUM n pl. -BRA or -BRUMS a lip or liplike structure
LABRUSCA adj designating a fox grape
LABURNUM n pl. -S an ornamental tree
LAC n pl. -S a resinous substance secreted by certain insects
LACE v LACED, LACING, LACES to fasten by means of a lace (a cord for drawing together two edges)
LACELESS adj lacking lace
LACELIKE adj resembling lace
LACER n pl. -S one that laces
LACERATE v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES to tear roughly
LACERTID n pl. -S a type of lizard
LACEWING n pl. -S a winged insect
LACEWOOD n pl. -S an Australian tree
LACEWORK n pl. -S a delicate openwork fabric
LACEY adj LACIER, LACIEST lacy
LACHES n pl. LACHES undue delay in asserting a legal right
LACIER comparative of lacy
LACIEST superlative of lacy
LACILY adv in a lacy manner
LACINESS n pl. -ES the quality of being lacy
LACING n pl. -S a contrasting marginal band of color
LACK v -ED, -ING, -S to be without
LACKADAY interj -- used to express regret
LACKER v -ED, -ING, -S to lacquer
LACKEY v -ED, -ING, -S to act in a servile manner
LACONIC adj using a minimum of words
LACONISM n pl. -S brevity of expression
LACQUER v -ED, -ING, -S to coat with a glossy substance
LACQUEY v -ED, -ING, -S to lackey
LACRIMAL n pl. -S a type of vase
LACROSSE n pl. -S a type of ball game
LACTAM n pl. -S a chemical compound
LACTARY adj pertaining to milk
LACTASE n pl. -S an enzyme
LACTATE v -TATED, -TATING, -TATES to secrete milk
LACTEAL n pl. -S a lymphatic vessel
LACTEAN adj lacteous
LACTEOUS adj resembling milk
LACTIC adj derived from milk
LACTONE n pl. -S any of a group of esters LACTONIC adj
LACTOSE n pl. -S a lactic sugar
LACUNA n pl. -NAE or -NAS an empty space or missing part LACUNAL, LACUNARY, LACUNATE adj
LACUNAR n pl. -NARS or -NARIA a ceiling with recessed panels
LACUNE n pl. -S lacuna
LACUNOSE adj marked by shallow depressions
LACY adj LACIER, LACIEST resembling lacework
LAD n pl. -S a boy or youth
LADANUM n pl. -S labdanum
LADDER v -ED, -ING, -S to cause a run in a stocking
LADDIE n pl. -S a lad
LADE v LADED, LADEN, LADING, LADES to load with a cargo
LADEN v -ED, -ING, -S to lade
LADER n pl. -S one that lades
LADIES pl. of lady
LADING n pl. -S cargo; freight
LADINO n pl. -NOS a fast-growing clover
LADLE v -DLED, -DLING, -DLES to lift out with a ladle (a type of spoon)
LADLEFUL n pl. -S as much as a ladle will hold
LADLER n pl. -S one that ladles
LADLING present participle of ladle
LADRON n pl. -S ladrone
LADRONE n pl. -S a thief
LADY n pl. -DIES a woman of refinement and gentle manners
LADYBIRD n pl. -S a ladybug
LADYBUG n pl. -S a small beetle
LADYFISH n pl. -ES a bonefish
LADYHOOD n pl. -S the state of being a lady
LADYISH adj somewhat ladylike
LADYKIN n pl. -S a small lady
LADYLIKE adj resembling or suitable to a lady
LADYLOVE n pl. -S a sweetheart
LADYPALM n pl. -S a palm tree
LADYSHIP n pl. -S the condition of being a lady
LAETRILE n pl. -S a drug derived from apricot pits
LAEVO adj levo
LAG v LAGGED, LAGGING, LAGS to stay or fall behind
LAGAN n pl. -S goods thrown into the sea with a buoy attached to enable recovery
LAGEND n pl. -S lagan
LAGER v -ED, -ING, -S to laager
LAGGARD n pl. -S one that lags
LAGGED past tense of lag
LAGGER n pl. -S a laggard
LAGGING n pl. -S an insulating material
LAGNAPPE n pl. -S a small gift given to a customer with his purchase
LAGOON n pl. -S a shallow body of water LAGOONAL adj
LAGUNA n pl. -S lagoon
LAGUNE n pl. -S lagoon
LAHAR n pl. -S a flowing mass of volcanic debris
LAIC n pl. -S a layman LAICAL adj LAICALLY adv
LAICH n pl. -S laigh
LAICISE v -ICISED, -ICISING, -ICISES to laicize
LAICISM n pl. -S a political system free from clerical control
LAICIZE v -ICIZED, -ICIZING, -ICIZES to free from clerical control
LAID a past tense of lay
LAIGH n pl. -S a lowland
LAIN past participle of lie
LAIR v -ED, -ING, -S to live in a lair (a wild animal's resting or dwelling place)
LAIRD n pl. -S the owner of a landed estate LAIRDLY adj
LAITANCE n pl. -S a milky deposit on the surface of fresh concrete
LAITH adj loath LAITHLY adv
LAITY n pl. -ITIES the nonclerical membership of a religious faith
LAKE n pl. -S a sizable inland body of water LAKELIKE adj
LAKED adj subjected to the process of laking
LAKEPORT n pl. -S a city located on the shore of a lake
LAKER n pl. -S a lake fish
LAKESIDE n pl. -S the land along the edge of a lake
LAKH n pl. -S the sum of one hundred thousand
LAKING n pl. -S the reddening of blood plasma by the release of hemoglobin from the red corpuscles
LAKY adj LAKIER, LAKIEST of the color of blood
LALL v -ED, -ING, -S to articulate the letter r as l
LALLAN n pl. -S a lowland
LALLAND n pl. -S a lowland
LALLYGAG v -GAGGED, -GAGGING, -GAGS to dawdle
LAM v LAMMED, LAMMING, LAMS to flee hastily
LAMA n pl. -S a Buddhist monk
LAMASERY n pl. -SERIES a monastery of lamas
LAMB v -ED, -ING, -S to give birth to a lamb (a young sheep)
LAMBAST v -ED, -ING, -S to lambaste
LAMBASTE v -BASTED, -BASTING, -BASTES to beat severely
LAMBDA n pl. -S a Greek letter LAMBDOID adj
LAMBENCY n pl. -CIES the quality or an instance of being lambent
LAMBENT adj flickering lightly and gently over a surface
LAMBER n pl. -S a ewe that is lambing
LAMBERT n pl. -S a unit of brightness
LAMBIE n pl. -S a lambkin
LAMBIER comparative of lamby
LAMBIEST superlative of lamby
LAMBKILL n pl. -S an evergreen shrub
LAMBKIN n pl. -S a small lamb
LAMBLIKE adj resembling a lamb
LAMBSKIN n pl. -S the skin of a lamb
LAMBY adj LAMBIER, LAMBIEST resembling a lamb
LAME adj LAMER, LAMEST physically disabled
LAME v LAMED, LAMING, LAMES to make lame
LAMED n pl. -S a Hebrew letter
LAMEDH n pl. -S lamed
LAMELLA n pl. -LAE or -LAS a thin plate, scale, or membrane LAMELLAR adj
LAMELY adv in a lame manner
LAMENESS n pl. -ES the state of being lame
LAMENT v -ED, -ING, -S to express sorrow or regret for
LAMENTER n pl. -S one that laments
LAMER comparative of lame
LAMEST superlative of lame
LAMIA n pl. -MIAS or -MIAE a female demon
LAMINA n pl. -NAE or -NAS a thin plate, scale, or layer LAMINAL, LAMINAR, LAMINARY adj
LAMINATE v -NATED, -NATING, -NATES to compress into a thin plate
LAMING present participle of lame
LAMINOSE adj composed of laminae
LAMINOUS adj laminose
LAMISTER n pl. -S lamster
LAMMED past tense of lam
LAMMING present participle of lam
LAMP v -ED, -ING, -S to look at
LAMPAD n pl. -S a candlestick
LAMPAS n pl. -ES inflammation of the roof of a horse's mouth
LAMPERS n pl. -ES lampas
LAMPION n pl. -S a type of light-generating device
LAMPOON v -ED, -ING, -S to ridicule in a satirical composition
LAMPPOST n pl. -S a post supporting a streetlight
LAMPREY n pl. -PREYS an eellike fish
LAMPYRID n pl. -S any of a family of beetles
LAMSTER n pl. -S a fugitive
LANAI n pl. -S a veranda
LANATE adj covered with wool
LANATED adj lanate
LANCE v LANCED, LANCING, LANCES to pierce with a lance (a spearlike weapon)
LANCELET n pl. -S a small marine organism
LANCER n pl. -S a cavalryman armed with a lance
LANCET n pl. -S a narrow, pointed arch LANCETED adj
LANCIERS n pl. LANCIERS a French dance
LANCING present participle of lance
LAND v -ED, -ING, -S to set down upon land (solid ground)
LANDAU n pl. -S a type of carriage
LANDER n pl. -S one that lands
LANDFALL n pl. -S a sighting or approach to land
LANDFILL n pl. -S a system of waste disposal
LANDFORM n pl. -S a natural feature of the earth's surface
LANDGRAB n pl. -S a swift and often fraudulent seizure of land
LANDING n pl. -S a place for discharging or taking on passengers or cargo
LANDLADY n pl. -DIES a female landlord
LANDLER n pl. -S a slow Austrian dance
LANDLESS adj owning no land
LANDLINE n pl. -S a line of communication on land
LANDLORD n pl. -S one who owns and rents out real estate
LANDMAN n pl. -MEN one who lives and works on land
LANDMARK n pl. -S an object that marks a boundary line
LANDMASS n pl. -ES a large area of land
LANDMEN pl. of landman
LANDSIDE n pl. -S a part of a plow
LANDSKIP n pl. -S landscape
LANDSLEIT pl. of landsman
LANDSLID past tense of landslide (to win an election by an overwhelming majority)
LANDSLIP n pl. -S the fall of a mass of earth
LANDSMAN n pl. -MEN landman
LANDSMAN n pl. LANDSLEIT a fellow Jew coming from one's own section of Eastern Europe
LANDWARD adv toward the land
LANE n pl. -S a narrow passageway
LANELY adj lonely
LANEWAY n pl. -WAYS a lane
LANG adj long
LANGLAUF n pl. -S a cross-country ski run
LANGLEY n pl. -LEYS a unit of illumination
LANGRAGE n pl. -S a shot formerly used in naval warfare
LANGREL n pl. -S langrage
LANGSHAN n pl. -S any of a breed of large domestic fowl
LANGSYNE n pl. -S time long past
LANGUAGE n pl. -S a body of words and systems serving as a means of communication
LANGUE n pl. -S a type of language
LANGUET n pl. -S a tonguelike part
LANGUID adj lacking in vigor or vitality
LANGUISH v -ED, -ING, -ES to lose vigor or vitality
LANGUOR n pl. -S the state of being languid
LANGUR n pl. -S an Asian monkey
LANIARD n pl. -S lanyard
LANIARY n pl. -ARIES a cuspid
LANITAL n pl. -S a woollike fiber
LANK adj LANKER, LANKEST long and slender LANKLY adv
LANKNESS n pl. -ES the state of being lank
LANKY adj LANKIER, LANKIEST ungracefully tall and thin LANKILY adv
LANNER n pl. -S a falcon of Europe and Asia
LANNERET n pl. -S a male lanner
LANOLIN n pl. -S a fatty substance obtained from wool
LANOLINE n pl. -S lanolin
LANOSE adj lanate
LANOSITY n pl. -TIES the state of being lanose
LANTANA n pl. -S a tropical shrub
LANTERN n pl. -S a protective case for a light
LANTHORN n pl. -S a lantern
LANUGO n pl. -GOS fine, soft hair
LANYARD n pl. -S a fastening rope on a ship
LAP v LAPPED, LAPPING, LAPS to fold over or around something
LAPBOARD n pl. -S a flat board used as a table or desk
LAPDOG n pl. -S a small dog
LAPEL n pl. -S an extension of the collar of a garment LAPELED, LAPELLED adj
LAPFUL n pl. -S as much as the lap can hold
LAPIDARY n pl. -DARIES one who works with precious stones
LAPIDATE v -DATED, -DATING, -DATES to hurl stones at
LAPIDES pl. of lapis
LAPIDIFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to turn to stone
LAPIDIST n pl. -S a lapidary
LAPILLUS n pl. -LI a small fragment of lava
LAPIN n pl. -S a rabbit
LAPIS n pl. -PISES a mineral
LAPIS n pl. LAPIDES a stone
LAPPED past tense of lap
LAPPER v -ED, -ING, -S to lopper
LAPPET n pl. -S a decorative flap on a garment LAPPETED adj
LAPPING present participle of lap
LAPSE v LAPSED, LAPSING, LAPSES to fall from a previous standard LAPSABLE, LAPSIBLE adj
LAPSER n pl. -S one that lapses
LAPSUS n pl. LAPSUS a mistake
LAPTOP n pl. -S a small computer for use on one's lap
LAPWING n pl. -S a shore bird
LAR n pl. -ES or -S a tutelary god or spirit of an ancient Roman household
LARBOARD n pl. -S the left-hand side of a ship
LARCENER n pl. -S one that commits larceny
LARCENY n pl. -NIES the felonious taking and removal of another's personal goods
LARCH n pl. -ES a coniferous tree
LARD v -ED, -ING, -S to coat with lard (the melted fat of hogs)
LARDER n pl. -S a place where food is stored
LARDIER comparative of lardy
LARDIEST superlative of lardy
LARDLIKE adj resembling lard
LARDON n pl. -S a thin slice of bacon or pork
LARDOON n pl. -S lardon
LARDY adj LARDIER, LARDIEST resembling lard
LAREE n pl. -S lari
LARES a pl. of lar
LARGANDO adj becoming gradually slower -- used as a musical direction
LARGE adj LARGER, LARGEST of considerable size or quantity LARGELY adv
LARGE n pl. -S generosity
LARGESS n pl. -ES generosity
LARGESSE n pl. -S largess
LARGEST superlative of large
LARGISH adj somewhat large
LARGO n pl. -GOS a slow musical movement
LARI n pl. -S a monetary unit of Maldives
LARIAT v -ED, -ING, -S to lasso
LARINE adj resembling a gull
LARK v -ED, -ING, -S to behave playfully
LARKER n pl. -S one that larks
LARKIER comparative of larky
LARKIEST superlative of larky
LARKISH adj playful
LARKSOME adj playful
LARKSPUR n pl. -S a flowering plant
LARKY adj LARKIER, LARKIEST playful
LARRIGAN n pl. -S a type of moccasin
LARRIKIN n pl. -S a rowdy
LARRUP v -ED, -ING, -S to beat or thrash
LARRUPER n pl. -S one that larrups
LARUM n pl. -S an alarm
LARVA n pl. -VAE or -VAS the immature form of various insects and animals when newly hatched LARVAL adj
LARYNX n pl. LARYNGES or LARYNXES an organ of the respiratory tract LARYNGAL adj
LASAGNA n pl. -S an Italian baked dish
LASAGNE n pl. -S lasagna
LASCAR n pl. -S an East Indian sailor
LASE v LASED, LASING, LASES to function as a laser
LASER n pl. -S a device that amplifies light waves
LASH v -ED, -ING, -ES to strike with a whip
LASHER n pl. -S one that lashes
LASHING n pl. -S a flogging
LASHINS n/pl an abundance
LASHKAR n pl. -S lascar
LASING present participle of lase
LASS n pl. -ES a young woman
LASSIE n pl. -S a lass
LASSO v -ED, -ING, -S or -ES to catch with a lasso (a long rope with a running noose)
LASSOER n pl. -S one that lassos
LAST v -ED, -ING, -S to continue in existence
LASTER n pl. -S one that lasts
LASTING n pl. -S a durable fabric
LASTLY adv in conclusion
LAT n pl. LATS or LATI a former monetary unit of Latvia
LATAKIA n pl. -S a variety of Turkish tobacco
LATCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to close with a type of fastening device
LATCHET n pl. -S a thong used to fasten a shoe
LATCHKEY n pl. -KEYS a key for opening a latched door
LATE adj LATER, LATEST coming or occurring after the expected time
LATED adj belated
LATEEN n pl. -S a sailing vessel
LATEENER n pl. -S a lateen
LATELY adv not long ago
LATEN v -ED, -ING, -S to become late
LATENCY n pl. -CIES the state of being present but not manifest
LATENESS n pl. -ES the state of being late
LATENT n pl. -S a barely visible fingerprint that can be developed for study
LATENTLY adv dormantly
LATER comparative of late
LATERAD adv toward the side
LATERAL v -ED, -ING, -S to throw a sideward pass in football
LATERITE n pl. -S a type of soil
LATERIZE v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES to convert to laterite
LATEST n pl. -S the most recent development
LATEWOOD n pl. -S a part of an annual ring of wood
LATEX n pl. LATICES or LATEXES a milky liquid of certain plants
LATH v -ED, -ING, -S to cover with laths (thin strips of wood)
LATHE v LATHED, LATHING, LATHES to cut or shape on a type of machine
LATHER v -ED, -ING, -S to cover with lather (a light foam)
LATHERER n pl. -S one that lathers
LATHERY adj covered with lather
LATHI n pl. -S a heavy stick of bamboo and iron in India
LATHIER comparative of lathy
LATHIEST superlative of lathy
LATHING n pl. -S work made of or using laths
LATHWORK n pl. -S lathing
LATHY adj LATHIER, LATHIEST long and slender
LATI a pl. of lat
LATICES a pl. of latex
LATIGO n pl. -GOS or -GOES a strap used to fasten a saddle
LATINITY n pl. -TIES a manner of writing or speaking Latin
LATINIZE v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES to translate into Latin
LATINO n pl. -NOS a Latin American
LATISH adj somewhat late
LATITUDE n pl. -S freedom from narrow restrictions
LATKE n pl. -S a potato pancake
LATOSOL n pl. -S a tropical soil
LATRIA n pl. -S the supreme worship given to God only, in Roman Catholicism
LATRINE n pl. -S a type of toilet
LATTEN n pl. -S a brass-like alloy
LATTER adj being the second mentioned of two
LATTERLY adv lately
LATTICE v -TICED, -TICING, -TICES to form a structure consisting of interlaced strips of material
LATTIN n pl. -S latten
LAUAN n pl. -S a Philippine timber
LAUD v -ED, -ING, -S to praise
LAUDABLE adj worthy of praise LAUDABLY adv
LAUDANUM n pl. -S a type of opium preparation
LAUDATOR n pl. -S a lauder
LAUDER n pl. -S one that lauds
LAUGH v -ED, -ING, -S to express emotion, typically mirth, by a series of inarticulate sounds
LAUGHER n pl. -S one that laughs
LAUGHING n pl. -S laughter
LAUGHTER n pl. -S the act or sound of one that laughs
LAUNCE n pl. -S a marine fish
LAUNCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to set in motion
LAUNCHER n pl. -S a launching device
LAUNDER v -ED, -ING, -S to wash clothes
LAUNDRY n pl. -DRIES a collection of clothes to be washed
LAURA n pl. -RAS or -RAE a type of monastery
LAUREATE v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES to laurel
LAUREL v -RELED, -RELING, -RELS or -RELLED, -RELLING, -RELS to crown with a wreath of evergreen leaves
LAUWINE n pl. -S an avalanche
LAV n pl. -S a lavatory
LAVA n pl. -S molten rock that issues from a volcano
LAVABO n pl. -BOES or -BOS a ceremonial washing in certain Christian churches
LAVAGE n pl. -S a washing
LAVALAVA n pl. -S a Polynesian garment
LAVALIER n pl. -S a pendant worn on a chain around the neck
LAVALIKE adj resembling lava
LAVATION n pl. -S the acting of washing
LAVATORY n pl. -RIES a room equipped with washing and toilet facilities
LAVE v LAVED, LAVING, LAVES to wash
LAVEER v -ED, -ING, -S to sail against the wind
LAVENDER v -ED, -ING, -S to sprinkle with a type of perfume
LAVER n pl. -S a vessel used for ancient Hebrew ceremonial washings
LAVEROCK n pl. -S a songbird
LAVING present participle of lave
LAVISH adj -ISHER, -ISHEST expending or giving in great amounts LAVISHLY adv
LAVISH v -ED, -ING, -ES to expend or give in great amounts
LAVISHER n pl. -S one that lavishes
LAVROCK n pl. -S laverock
LAW v -ED, -ING, -S to take a complaint to court for settlement
LAWBOOK n pl. -S a book containing or dealing with laws
LAWFUL adj allowed by law (the body of rules governing the affairs of a community) LAWFULLY adv
LAWGIVER n pl. -S one who institutes a legal system
LAWINE n pl. -S lauwine
LAWING n pl. -S a bill for food or drink in a tavern
LAWLESS adj having no system of laws
LAWLIKE adj being like the law
LAWMAKER n pl. -S a legislator
LAWMAN n pl. -MEN a law-enforcement officer
LAWN n pl. -S an area of grass-covered land LAWNY adj
LAWSUIT n pl. -S a legal action
LAWYER v -ED, -ING, -S to work as a member of the legal profession
LAWYERLY adj befitting a member of the legal profession
LAX adj LAXER, LAXEST not strict or stringent
LAXATION n pl. -S the act of relaxing
LAXATIVE n pl. -S a drug that stimulates evacuation of the bowels
LAXITY n pl. -ITIES the state of being lax
LAXLY adv in a lax manner
LAXNESS n pl. -ES laxity
LAY v LAID or LAYED, LAYING, LAYS to deposit as a wager
LAYABOUT n pl. -S a lazy person
LAYAWAY n pl. -AWAYS an item that has been reserved with a down payment
LAYER v -ED, -ING, -S to form a layer (a single thickness, coating, or covering)
LAYERAGE n pl. -S a method of plant propagation
LAYERING n pl. -S layerage
LAYETTE n pl. -S an outfit of clothing and equipment for a newborn child
LAYMAN n pl. -MEN a member of the laity
LAYOFF n pl. -S the suspension or dismissal of employees
LAYOUT n pl. -S an arrangement or plan
LAYOVER n pl. -S a stopover
LAYUP n pl. -S a shot in basketball
LAYWOMAN n pl. -WOMEN a female member of the laity
LAZAR n pl. -S a beggar afflicted with a loathsome disease
LAZARET n pl. -S a hospital treating contagious diseases
LAZE v LAZED, LAZING, LAZES to pass time lazily
LAZIED past tense of lazy
LAZIER comparative of lazy
LAZIES present 3d person sing. of lazy
LAZIEST superlative of lazy
LAZILY adv in a lazy manner
LAZINESS n pl. -ES the state of being lazy
LAZING present participle of laze
LAZULI n pl. -S a mineral
LAZULITE n pl. -S a mineral
LAZURITE n pl. -S a mineral
LAZY adj LAZIER, LAZIEST disinclined toward work or exertion
LAZY v LAZIED, LAZYING, LAZIES to move or lie lazily
LAZYISH adj somewhat lazy
LEA n pl. -S a meadow
LEACH v -ED, -ING, -ES to subject to the filtering action of a liquid
LEACHATE n pl. -S a solution obtained by leaching
LEACHER n pl. -S one that leaches
LEACHY adj LEACHIER, LEACHIEST porous
LEAD v -ED, -ING, -S to cover with lead (a heavy metallic element)
LEAD v LED, LEADING, LEADS to show the way to by going in advance
LEADEN adj oppressively heavy LEADENLY adv
LEADER n pl. -S one that leads or guides
LEADIER comparative of leady
LEADIEST superlative of leady
LEADING n pl. -S a covering or border of lead
LEADLESS adj having no lead
LEADMAN n pl. -MEN a worker in charge of other workers
LEADOFF n pl. -S an opening play or move
LEADSMAN n pl. -MEN a seaman who measures the depth of water
LEADWORK n pl. -S something made of lead
LEADWORT n pl. -S a tropical plant
LEADY adj LEADIER, LEADIEST resembling lead
LEAF n pl. LEAVES a usually green, flattened organ of vascular plants
LEAF v -ED, -ING, -S to turn pages rapidly
LEAFAGE n pl. -S foliage
LEAFIER comparative of leafy
LEAFIEST superlative of leafy
LEAFLESS adj having no leaves
LEAFLET v -LETED, -LETING, -LETS or -LETTED, -LETTING, -LETS to distribute printed sheets of paper
LEAFLIKE adj resembling a leaf
LEAFWORM n pl. -S a moth larva that feeds on leaves
LEAFY adj LEAFIER, LEAFIEST covered with leaves
LEAGUE v LEAGUED, LEAGUING, LEAGUES to come together for a common purpose
LEAGUER v -ED, -ING, -S to besiege
LEAK v -ED, -ING, -S to permit the escape of something through a breach or flaw
LEAKAGE n pl. -S the act or an instance of leaking
LEAKER n pl. -S one that leaks
LEAKLESS adj designed not to leak
LEAKY adj LEAKIER, LEAKIEST tending to leak LEAKILY adv
LEAL adj loyal LEALLY adv
LEALTY n pl. -TIES loyalty
LEAN adj LEANER, LEANEST having little fat LEANLY adv
LEAN v LEANED or LEANT, LEANING, LEANS to deviate from a vertical position
LEANER n pl. -S one that leans
LEANING n pl. -S a tendency
LEANNESS n pl. -ES the state of being lean
LEANT a past tense of lean
LEAP v LEAPED or LEAPT or LEPT, LEAPING, LEAPS to spring off the ground
LEAPER n pl. -S one that leaps
LEAPFROG v -FROGGED, -FROGGING, -FROGS to jump over with the legs wide apart
LEAPT a past tense of leap
LEAR n pl. -S learning
LEARIER comparative of leary
LEARIEST superlative of leary
LEARN v LEARNED or LEARNT, LEARNING, LEARNS to gain knowledge by experience, instruction, or study
LEARNER n pl. -S one that learns
LEARNING n pl. -S acquired knowledge
LEARNT a past tense of learn
LEARY adj LEARIER, LEARIEST leery
LEASE v LEASED, LEASING, LEASES to grant temporary use of in exchange for rent LEASABLE adj
LEASER n pl. -S one that leases
LEASH v -ED, -ING, -ES to restrain an animal with a line or thong
LEASING n pl. -S a falsehood
LEAST n pl. -S something that is smallest in size or degree
LEATHER v -ED, -ING, -S to cover with leather (the dressed or tanned hide of an animal)
LEATHERN adj made of leather
LEATHERY adj resembling leather
LEAVE v LEFT, LEAVING, LEAVES to go away from
LEAVED adj having a leaf or leaves
LEAVEN v -ED, -ING, -S to produce fermentation in
LEAVER n pl. -S one that leaves
LEAVES pl. of leaf
LEAVING n pl. -S a leftover
LEAVY adj LEAVIER, LEAVIEST leafy
LEBEN n pl. -S a type of liquid food
LECH v -ED, -ING, -ES to engage in lechery
LECHAYIM n pl. -S lehayim
LECHER v -ED, -ING, -S to engage in lechery
LECHERY n pl. -ERIES excessive sexual indulgence
LECHWE n pl. -S an African antelope
LECITHIN n pl. -S any of a group of fatty substances found in plant and animal tissues
LECTERN n pl. -S a reading desk
LECTIN n pl. -S a protein that binds to a sugar molecule
LECTION n pl. -S a portion of sacred writing read in a church service
LECTOR n pl. -S a reader of the lessons in a church service
LECTURE v -TURED, -TURING, -TURES to expound on a specific subject
LECTURER n pl. -S one that lectures
LECYTHIS adj designating a family of tropical shrubs
LECYTHUS n pl. -THI lekythos
LED past tense of lead
LEDGE n pl. -S a narrow, shelflike projection
LEDGER n pl. -S an account book of final entry
LEDGY adj LEDGIER, LEDGIEST abounding in ledges
LEE n pl. -S shelter from the wind
LEEBOARD n pl. -S a board attached to a sailing vessel to prevent leeway
LEECH v -ED, -ING, -ES to cling to and feed upon or drain
LEEK n pl. -S an herb used in cookery
LEER v -ED, -ING, -S to look with a sideways glance
LEERY adj LEERIER, LEERIEST suspicious LEERILY adv
LEET n pl. -S a former English court for petty offenses
LEEWARD n pl. -S the direction toward which the wind is blowing
LEEWAY n pl. -WAYS the lateral drift of a ship
LEFT adj LEFTER, LEFTEST pertaining to the side of the body to the north when one faces east
LEFT n pl. -S the left side or hand
LEFTIES pl. of lefty
LEFTISH adj inclined to be a leftist
LEFTISM n pl. -S a liberal political philosophy
LEFTIST n pl. -S an advocate of leftism
LEFTOVER n pl. -S an unused or unconsumed portion
LEFTWARD adv toward the left
LEFTWING adj favoring leftism
LEFTY n pl. LEFTIES a left-handed person
LEG v LEGGED, LEGGING, LEGS to move with the legs (appendages that serve as a means of support and locomotion)
LEGACY n pl. -CIES something bequeathed
LEGAL n pl. -S an authorized investment that may be made by investors such as savings banks
LEGALESE n pl. -S the specialized language of lawyers
LEGALISE v -ISED, -ISING, -ISES to legalize
LEGALISM n pl. -S strict conformity to the law
LEGALIST n pl. -S an adherent of legalism
LEGALITY n pl. -TIES the condition of being lawful
LEGALIZE v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES to make lawful
LEGALLY adv in a lawful manner
LEGATE v -GATED, -GATING, -GATES to bequeath
LEGATEE n pl. -S the inheritor of a legacy
LEGATINE adj pertaining to an official envoy
LEGATING present participle of legate
LEGATION n pl. -S the sending of an official envoy
LEGATO n pl. -TOS a smooth and flowing musical style
LEGATOR n pl. -S one that legates
LEGEND n pl. -S an unverified story from earlier times
LEGENDRY n pl. -RIES a collection of legends
LEGER n pl. -S fishing bait made to lie on the bottom
LEGERITY n pl. -TIES quickness of the mind or body
LEGES pl. of lex
LEGGED past tense of leg
LEGGIER comparative of leggy
LEGGIERO adv in a light or graceful manner -- used as a musical direction
LEGGIEST superlative of leggy
LEGGIN n pl. -S legging
LEGGING n pl. -S a covering for the leg
LEGGY adj -GIER, -GIEST having long legs
LEGHORN n pl. -S a smooth, plaited straw
LEGIBLE adj capable of being read LEGIBLY adv
LEGION n pl. -S a large military force
LEGIST n pl. -S one learned or skilled in the law
LEGIT n pl. -S legitimate drama
LEGLESS adj having no legs
LEGLIKE adj resembling a leg
LEGMAN n pl. -MEN a newspaperman assigned to gather information
LEGONG n pl. -S a Balinese dance
LEGROOM n pl. -S space in which to extend the legs
LEGUME n pl. -S a type of plant
LEGUMIN n pl. -S a plant protein
LEGWORK n pl. -S work that involves extensive walking
LEHAYIM n pl. -S a traditional Jewish toast
LEHR n pl. -S a type of oven
LEHUA n pl. -S a tropical tree
LEI n pl. -S a wreath of flowers
LEISTER v -ED, -ING, -S to spear with a three-pronged fishing implement
LEISURE n pl. -S freedom from the demands of work or duty LEISURED adj
LEK n pl. LEKS or LEKE or LEKU a monetary unit of Albania
LEKVAR n pl. -S a prune butter
LEKYTHOS n pl. -THOI an oil jar used in ancient Greece
LEKYTHUS n pl. -THI lekythos
LEMAN n pl. -S a lover
LEMMA n pl. -MAS or -MATA a type of proposition in logic
LEMMING n pl. -S a mouselike rodent
LEMNISCI n/pl bands of nerve fibers
LEMON n pl. -S a citrus fruit LEMONISH, LEMONY adj
LEMONADE n pl. -S a beverage
LEMPIRA n pl. -S a monetary unit of Honduras
LEMUR n pl. -S an arboreal mammal related to the monkeys
LEMURES n/pl the ghosts of the dead in ancient Roman religion
LEMURINE adj pertaining to a lemur
LEMUROID n pl. -S a lemur
LEND v LENT, LENDING, LENDS to give the temporary use of LENDABLE adj
LENDER n pl. -S one that lends
LENES pl. of lenis
LENGTH n pl. -S the longer or longest dimension of an object
LENGTHEN v -ED, -ING, -S to make or become longer
LENGTHY adj LENGTHIER, LENGTHIEST very long
LENIENCE n pl. -S leniency
LENIENCY n pl. -CIES the quality of being lenient
LENIENT adj gently tolerant
LENIS n pl. LENES a speech sound pronounced with little or no aspiration
LENITION n pl. -S a change in articulation
LENITIVE n pl. -S a soothing medicine
LENITY n pl. -TIES leniency
LENO n pl. -NOS a style of weaving
LENS n pl. -ES a piece of transparent material used in changing the convergence of light rays LENSLESS adj
LENS v -ED, -ING, -ES to make a film of
LENSE n pl. -S lens
LENSMAN n pl. -MEN a photographer
LENT past tense of lend
LENTANDO adv becoming slower -- used as a musical direction
LENTEN adj meager
LENTIC adj pertaining to still water
LENTICEL n pl. -S a mass of cells on a plant stem
LENTIGO n pl. -TIGINES a freckle
LENTIL n pl. -S a Eurasian annual plant
LENTISK n pl. -S an evergreen tree
LENTO n pl. -TOS a slow musical movement
LENTOID adj lens-shaped
LEONE n pl. -S a monetary unit of Sierra Leone
LEONINE adj pertaining to a lion
LEOPARD n pl. -S a large, carnivorous feline mammal
LEOTARD n pl. -S a close-fitting garment
LEPER n pl. -S one affected with leprosy
LEPIDOTE adj covered with small scales
LEPORID n pl. -RIDS or -RIDAE a gnawing mammal
LEPORINE adj resembling a rabbit or hare
LEPROSE adj leprous
LEPROSY n pl. -SIES a chronic disease characterized by skin lesions and deformities
LEPROTIC adj leprous
LEPROUS adj affected with leprosy
LEPT a past tense of leap
LEPTON n pl. -S an subatomic particle LEPTONIC adj
LEPTON n pl. -TA a monetary unit of Greece
LESBIAN n pl. -S a female homosexual
LESION n pl. -S an abnormal change in the structure of an organ or tissue LESIONED adj
LESS adj LESSER, LEAST not as great in quantity or degree
LESSEE n pl. -S one to whom a lease is granted
LESSEN v -ED, -ING, -S to make or become less
LESSER adj not as large or important
LESSON v -ED, -ING, -S to instruct
LESSOR n pl. -S one that grants a lease
LEST conj for fear that
LET v LETTED, LETTING, LETS to hinder
LETCH v -ED, -ING, -ES lech
LETDOWN n pl. -S a decrease
LETHAL n pl. -S a death-causing genetic defect
LETHALLY adv in a deadly manner
LETHARGY n pl. -GIES drowsiness; sluggishness
LETHE n pl. -S forgetfulness LETHEAN adj
LETTED past tense of let
LETTER v -ED, -ING, -S to mark with letters (written symbols representing speech sounds)
LETTERER n pl. -S one that letters
LETTING present participle of let
LETTUCE n pl. -S an herb cultivated as a salad plant
LETUP n pl. -S a lessening or relaxation
LEU n pl. LEI a monetary unit of Romania
LEUCEMIA n pl. -S leukemia LEUCEMIC adj
LEUCIN n pl. -S leucine
LEUCINE n pl. -S an amino acid
LEUCITE n pl. -S a mineral LEUCITIC adj
LEUCOMA n pl. -S leukoma
LEUD n pl. -S or -ES a feudal vassal
LEUKEMIA n pl. -S a disease of the blood-forming organs
LEUKEMIC n pl. -S one affected with leukemia
LEUKOMA n pl. -S an opacity of the cornea
LEUKON n pl. -S a bodily organ consisting of the white blood cells
LEUKOSIS n pl. -KOSES leukemia LEUKOTIC adj
LEV n pl. LEVA a monetary unit of Bulgaria
LEVANT v -ED, -ING, -S to avoid a debt
LEVANTER n pl. -S an easterly Mediterranean wind
LEVATOR n pl. -ES or -S a muscle that raises an organ or part
LEVEE v LEVEED, LEVEEING, LEVEES to provide with an embankment
LEVEL v -ELED, -ELING, -ELS or -ELLED, -ELLING, -ELS to make even
LEVELER n pl. -S one that levels
LEVELLER n pl. -S leveler
LEVELLING a present participle of level
LEVELLY adv in an even manner
LEVER v -ED, -ING, -S to move with a lever (a rigid body used to lift weight)
LEVERAGE v -AGED, -AGING, -AGES to provide with a type of economic advantage
LEVERET n pl. -S a young hare
LEVIABLE adj liable to be levied
LEVIED past tense of levy
LEVIER n pl. -S one that levies
LEVIES present 3d person sing. of levy
LEVIGATE v -GATED, -GATING, -GATES to reduce to a fine powder
LEVIN n pl. -S lightning
LEVIRATE n pl. -S the custom of marrying the widow of one's brother
LEVITATE v -TATED, -TATING, -TATES to rise and float in the air
LEVITY n pl. -TIES conduct characterized by a lack of seriousness
LEVO adj turning toward the left
LEVODOPA n pl. -S a form of dopa
LEVOGYRE adj turning toward the left
LEVULIN n pl. -S a chemical compound
LEVULOSE n pl. -S a very sweet sugar
LEVY v LEVIED, LEVYING, LEVIES to impose or collect by legal authority
LEWD adj LEWDER, LEWDEST obscene LEWDLY adv
LEWDNESS n pl. -ES the state of being lewd
LEWIS n pl. -ISES a hoisting device
LEWISITE n pl. -S a vesicant liquid
LEWISSON n pl. -S lewis
LEX n pl. LEGES law
LEXEME n pl. -S a linguistic unit LEXEMIC adj
LEXICAL adj pertaining to the words of a language
LEXICON n pl. -CA or -CONS a dictionary
LEXIS n pl. LEXES the vocabulary of a language, a group, or a subject field
LEY n pl. LEYS lea
LI n pl. -S a Chinese unit of distance
LIABLE adj subject or susceptible to something possible or likely
LIAISE v LIAISED, LIAISING, LIAISES to establish liaison
LIAISON n pl. -S a means for maintaining communication
LIANA n pl. -S a tropical vine
LIANE n pl. -S liana
LIANG n pl. -S a Chinese unit of weight
LIANOID adj pertaining to a liana
LIAR n pl. -S one that speaks falsely
LIARD n pl. -S a former silver coin of France
LIB n pl. -S liberation
LIBATION n pl. -S a ceremonial pouring of a liquid
LIBECCIO n pl. -CIOS a southwest wind
LIBEL v -BELED, -BELING, -BELS or -BELLED, -BELLING, -BELS to make or publish a defamatory statement about
LIBELANT n pl. -S a plaintiff in a type of lawsuit
LIBELEE n pl. -S a defendant in a type of lawsuit
LIBELER n pl. -S one that libels
LIBELIST n pl. -S a libeler
LIBELLED a past tense of libel
LIBELLEE n pl. -S libelee
LIBELLER n pl. -S libeler
LIBELLING a present participle of libel
LIBELOUS adj defamatory
LIBER n pl. LIBRI or LIBERS a book of public records
LIBERAL n pl. -S a person favorable to progress or reform
LIBERATE v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES to set free
LIBERTY n pl. -TIES the state of being free
LIBIDO n pl. -DOS the energy derived from instinctual biological drives
LIBLAB n pl. -S a person supporting a coalition of liberal and labor groups
LIBRA n pl. -BRAE an ancient Roman unit of weight
LIBRA n pl. -S a former gold coin of Peru
LIBRARY n pl. -BRARIES a place where literary materials are kept for reading and reference
LIBRATE v -BRATED, -BRATING, -BRATES to move from side to side
LIBRETTO n pl. -TOS or -TI the text of an opera
LIBRI a pl. of liber
LICE pl. of louse
LICENCE v -CENCED, -CENCING, -CENCES to license
LICENCEE n pl. -S licensee
LICENCER n pl. -S licenser
LICENSE v -CENSED, -CENSING, -CENSES to issue or grant authoritative permission to
LICENSEE n pl. -S one that is licensed
LICENSER n pl. -S one that licenses
LICENSOR n pl. -S licenser
LICENTE n pl. LICENTI lisente
LICH n pl. -ES a corpse
LICHEE n pl. -S litchi
LICHEN v -ED, -ING, -S to cover with lichens (flowerless plants)
LICHENIN n pl. -S a chemical compound
LICHI n pl. -S litchi
LICHT v -ED, -ING, -S to light
LICHTLY adv lightly
LICIT adj lawful LICITLY adv
LICK v -ED, -ING, -S to pass the tongue over the surface of
LICKER n pl. -S one that licks
LICKING n pl. -S a thrashing or beating
LICKSPIT n pl. -S a fawning person
LICORICE n pl. -S a perennial herb
LICTOR n pl. -S a magistrate's attendant in ancient Rome
LID v LIDDED, LIDDING, LIDS to provide with a lid (a movable cover)
LIDAR n pl. -S an electronic locating device
LIDLESS adj having no lid
LIDO n pl. -DOS a fashionable beach resort
LIE v LAY, LAIN, LYING, LIES to be in or get into a horizontal position
LIE v LIED, LYING, LIES to speak falsely
LIED n pl. LIEDER a German song
LIEF adj LIEFER, LIEFEST willing LIEFLY adv
LIEGE n pl. -S a feudal lord
LIEGEMAN n pl. -MEN a feudal vassal
LIEN n pl. -S a legal right to hold or sell a debtor's property
LIENABLE adj capable of being subjected to a lien
LIENAL adj pertaining to the spleen
LIENTERY n pl. -TERIES a form of diarrhea
LIER n pl. -S one that lies or reclines
LIERNE n pl. -S a connecting part in Gothic vaulting
LIEU n pl. -S place; stead
LIEVE adv LIEVER, LIEVEST gladly
LIFE n pl. LIVES the quality that distinguishes animals and plants from inanimate matter
LIFEBOAT n pl. -S a small rescue boat
LIFEFUL adj full of life
LIFELESS adj having no life
LIFELIKE adj resembling a living thing
LIFELINE n pl. -S a rope used to aid a person in distress
LIFELONG adj lasting for a lifetime
LIFER n pl. -S a prisoner serving a life sentence
LIFETIME n pl. -S the period of living existence
LIFEWAY n pl. -WAYS a way of living
LIFEWORK n pl. -S the major work of one's lifetime
LIFT v -ED, -ING, -S to move to a higher position LIFTABLE adj
LIFTER n pl. -S one that lifts
LIFTGATE n pl. -S a rear panel on a station wagon that opens upward
LIFTMAN n pl. -MEN an elevator operator
LIFTOFF n pl. -S the vertical takeoff of a rocket
LIGAMENT n pl. -S a band of firm, fibrous tissue
LIGAN n pl. -S lagan
LIGAND n pl. -S a type of ion or molecule
LIGASE n pl. -S an enzyme
LIGATE v -GATED, -GATING, -GATES to bind
LIGATION n pl. -S the act of ligating LIGATIVE adj
LIGATURE v -TURED, -TURING, -TURES to ligate
LIGER n pl. -S the offspring of a male lion and a female tiger
LIGHT adj LIGHTER, LIGHTEST having little weight
LIGHT v LIGHTED or LIT, LIGHTING, LIGHTS to illuminate
LIGHTEN v -ED, -ING, -S to reduce the weight of
LIGHTER v -ED, -ING, -S to convey in a type of barge
LIGHTFUL adj brightly illuminated
LIGHTING n pl. -S illumination
LIGHTISH adj somewhat light
LIGHTLY adv to a moderate degree
LIGNEOUS adj of or resembling wood
LIGNIFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to convert into wood
LIGNIN n pl. -S an essential part of woody tissue
LIGNITE n pl. -S a type of coal LIGNITIC adj
LIGROIN n pl. -S a flammable liquid
LIGROINE n pl. -S ligroin
LIGULA n pl. -LAE or -LAS a strap-shaped organ or part LIGULAR, LIGULATE, LIGULOID adj
LIGULE n pl. -S a strap-shaped plant part
LIGURE n pl. -S a precious stone
LIKABLE adj pleasant
LIKE adj LIKER, LIKEST possessing the same or almost the same characteristics
LIKE v LIKED, LIKING, LIKES to find pleasant
LIKEABLE adj likable
LIKED past tense of like
LIKELY adj -LIER, -LIEST probable
LIKEN v -ED, -ING, -S to represent as similar
LIKENESS n pl. -ES a pictorial representation
LIKER n pl. -S one that likes
LIKEST superlative of like
LIKEWISE adv in a similar manner
LIKING n pl. -S a feeling of attraction or affection
LIKUTA n pl. MAKUTA a monetary unit of Zaire
LILAC n pl. -S a flowering shrub
LILIED adj covered with lilies
LILIES pl. of lily
LILLIPUT n pl. -S a very small person
LILT v -ED, -ING, -S to sing or speak rhythmically
LILY n pl. LILIES a flowering plant LILYLIKE adj
LIMA n pl. -S the edible seed of a tropical American plant
LIMACINE adj resembling a type of mollusk
LIMACON n pl. -S a type of geometric curve
LIMAN n pl. -S a lagoon
LIMB v -ED, -ING, -S to cut off the arms or legs of
LIMBA n pl. -S an African tree
LIMBATE adj having an edge of a different color
LIMBECK n pl. -S alembic
LIMBER adj -BERER, -BEREST flexible LIMBERLY adv
LIMBER v -ED, -ING, -S to make flexible
LIMBI a pl. of limbus
LIMBIC adj pertaining to a system of the brain
LIMBIER comparative of limby
LIMBIEST superlative of limby
LIMBLESS adj having no arms or legs
LIMBO n pl. -BOS a condition of oblivion or neglect
LIMBUS n pl. -BUSES or -BI a distinctive border
LIMBY adj LIMBIER, LIMBIEST having many large branches
LIME v LIMED, LIMING, LIMES to treat with lime (a calcium compound)
LIMEADE n pl. -S a beverage
LIMEKILN n pl. -S a furnace in which shells are burned to produce lime
LIMELESS adj having no lime
LIMEN n pl. -MENS or -MINA a sensory threshold
LIMERICK n pl. -S a humorous verse
LIMES n pl. LIMITES a fortified boundary
LIMEY n pl. -EYS a British sailor
LIMIER comparative of limy
LIMIEST superlative of limy
LIMINA a pl. of limen
LIMINAL adj pertaining to the limen
LIMINESS n pl. -ES the state of being limy
LIMING present participle of lime
LIMIT v -ED, -ING, -S to restrict
LIMITARY adj limiting
LIMITED n pl. -S a train or bus making few stops
LIMITER n pl. -S one that limits
LIMITES pl. of limes
LIMMER n pl. -S a scoundrel
LIMN v -ED, -ING, -S to depict by painting or drawing
LIMNER n pl. -S one that limns
LIMNETIC adj pertaining to the open water of a lake or pond
LIMNIC adj limnetic
LIMO n pl. LIMOS a limousine
LIMONENE n pl. -S a chemical compound
LIMONITE n pl. -S a major ore of iron
LIMP adj LIMPER, LIMPEST lacking rigidity
LIMP v -ED, -ING, -S to walk lamely
LIMPA n pl. -S rye bread made with molasses
LIMPER n pl. -S one that limps
LIMPET n pl. -S a type of mollusk
LIMPID adj transparent LIMPIDLY adv
LIMPKIN n pl. -S a wading bird
LIMPLY adv in a limp manner
LIMPNESS n pl. -ES the state of being limp
LIMPSEY adj -SIER, -SIEST limpsy
LIMPSY adj -SIER, -SIEST lacking strength or vigor
LIMULOID n pl. -S a horseshoe crab
LIMULUS n pl. -LI a horseshoe crab
LIMY adj LIMIER, LIMIEST resembling or containing lime
LIN n pl. -S linn
LINABLE adj lineable
LINAC n pl. -S a device for imparting high velocities to charged particles
LINAGE n pl. -S the number of lines of printed material
LINALOL n pl. -S linalool
LINALOOL n pl. -S a fragrant alcohol
LINCHPIN n pl. -S a locking pin inserted in the end of a shaft
LINDANE n pl. -S an insecticide
LINDEN n pl. -S a tall forest tree
LINDY n pl. -DIES a lively dance
LINE v LINED, LINING, LINES to mark with lines (slender, continuous marks)
LINEABLE adj lying in a straight line
LINEAGE n pl. -S direct descent from an ancestor
LINEAL adj being directly descended from an ancestor LINEALLY adv
LINEAR adj of or resembling a straight line LINEARLY adv
LINEATE adj marked with lines
LINEATED adj lineate
LINEBRED adj produced by interbreeding within a particular line of descent
LINECUT n pl. -S a type of printing plate
LINED past tense of line
LINELESS adj having no lines
LINELIKE adj resembling a line
LINEMAN n pl. -MEN one who installs or repairs telephone wires
LINEN n pl. -S a fabric woven from the fibers of flax LINENY adj
LINER n pl. -S a commercial ship or airplane
LINESMAN n pl. -MEN a football official
LINEUP n pl. -S a row of persons
LINEY adj LINIER, LINIEST liny
LING n pl. -S a heath plant
LINGA n pl. -S lingam
LINGAM n pl. -S a Hindu phallic symbol
LINGCOD n pl. -S a marine food fish
LINGER v -ED, -ING, -S to delay leaving
LINGERER n pl. -S one that lingers
LINGERIE n pl. -S women's underwear
LINGIER comparative of lingy
LINGIEST superlative of lingy
LINGO n pl. -GOES strange or incomprehensible language
LINGUA n pl. -GUAE the tongue or a tonguelike part
LINGUAL n pl. -S a sound articulated with the tongue
LINGUINE n pl. -S linguini
LINGUINI n pl. -S a type of pasta
LINGUIST n pl. -S a person skilled in several languages
LINGY adj LINGIER, LINGIEST covered with heaths
LINIER comparative of liney and liny
LINIEST superlative of liney and liny
LINIMENT n pl. -S a medicinal liquid
LININ n pl. -S a substance in the nucleus of a cell
LINING n pl. -S an inner layer
LINK v -ED, -ING, -S to connect LINKABLE adj
LINKAGE n pl. -S the act of linking
LINKBOY n pl. -BOYS a man or boy hired to carry a torch to light the way along dark streets
LINKER n pl. -S one that links
LINKMAN n pl. -MEN a linkboy
LINKSMAN n pl. -MEN a golfer
LINKUP n pl. -S something that serves as a linking device
LINKWORK n pl. -S something composed of interlocking rings
LINKY adj full of interlocking rings
LINN n pl. -S a waterfall
LINNET n pl. -S a European songbird
LINO n pl. -NOS linoleum
LINOCUT n pl. -S a print made from a design cut into linoleum
LINOLEUM n pl. -S a durable material used as a floor covering
LINSANG n pl. -S a carnivorous mammal
LINSEED n pl. -S flaxseed
LINSEY n pl. -SEYS a coarse fabric
LINSTOCK n pl. -S a stick having one end divided to hold a match
LINT n pl. -S an accumulation of bits of fiber
LINTEL n pl. -S a horizontal supporting beam
LINTER n pl. -S a machine for removing fibers from cotton seeds
LINTIER comparative of linty
LINTIEST superlative of linty
LINTLESS adj free from lint
LINTOL n pl. -S lintel
LINTY adj LINTIER, LINTIEST covered with lint
LINUM n pl. -S a plant of the flax family
LINURON n pl. -S a herbicide
LINY adj LINIER, LINIEST resembling a line
LION n pl. -S a large, carnivorous feline mammal
LIONESS n pl. -ES a female lion
LIONFISH n pl. -ES a tropical fish
LIONISE v -ISED, -ISING, -ISES to lionize
LIONISER n pl. -S one that lionises
LIONIZE v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES to treat or regard as a celebrity
LIONIZER n pl. -S one that lionizes
LIONLIKE adj resembling a lion
LIP v LIPPED, LIPPING, LIPS to touch with the lips (the folds of flesh around the mouth)
LIPASE n pl. -S an enzyme
LIPID n pl. -S any of a class of fatty substances LIPIDIC adj
LIPIDE n pl. -S lipid
LIPIN n pl. -S a lipid
LIPLESS adj having no lips
LIPLIKE adj resembling a lip
LIPOCYTE n pl. -S a fat-producing cell
LIPOID n pl. -S a lipid LIPOIDAL adj
LIPOMA n pl. -MAS or -MATA a tumor of fatty tissue
LIPOSOME n pl. -S a microscopic globule composed of lipids
LIPPED past tense of lip
LIPPEN v -ED, -ING, -S to trust
LIPPER v -ED, -ING, -S to ripple
LIPPING n pl. -S a liplike outgrowth of bone
LIPPY adj -PIER, -PIEST impudent
LIPSTICK n pl. -S a cosmetic used to color the lips
LIQUATE v -QUATED, -QUATING, -QUATES to purify metal by heating
LIQUEFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to make or become liquid
LIQUEUR n pl. -S a sweetened alcoholic beverage
LIQUID n pl. -S a substance that flows freely
LIQUIDLY adv in a free-flowing manner
LIQUIFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to liquefy
LIQUOR v -ED, -ING, -S to intoxicate with liquor (an alcoholic beverage)
LIRA n pl. LIRE or LIRAS a monetary unit of Italy
LIRA n pl. LIRI a monetary unit of Malta
LIRA n pl. LIROTH or LIROT a former monetary unit of Israel
LIRIPIPE n pl. -S a long scarf
LISENTE pl. of sente
LISLE n pl. -S a fine, tightly twisted cotton thread
LISP v -ED, -ING, -S to pronounce the letters s and z imperfectly
LISPER n pl. -S one that lisps
LISSOM adj lissome LISSOMLY adv
LISSOME adj lithe
LIST v -ED, -ING, -S to write down in a particular order LISTABLE adj
LISTEE n pl. -S one that is on a list
LISTEL n pl. -S a narrow molding
LISTEN v -ED, -ING, -S to make conscious use of the sense of hearing
LISTENER n pl. -S one that listens
LISTER n pl. -S a type of plow
LISTING n pl. -S something that is listed
LISTLESS adj languid
LIT n pl. -S the litas
LITANY n pl. -NIES a ceremonial form of prayer
LITAS n pl. LITAI or LITU a former monetary unit of Lithuania
LITCHI n pl. -S the edible fruit of a Chinese tree
LITE adj lower in calories or having less of some ingredient
LITER n pl. -S a unit of capacity
LITERACY n pl. -CIES the ability to read and write
LITERAL n pl. -S a small error in printing or writing
LITERARY adj of, pertaining to, or having the characteristics of books and writings
LITERATE n pl. -S one who can read and write
LITERATI n/pl scholars collectively
LITHARGE n pl. -S a monoxide of lead
LITHE adj LITHER, LITHEST bending easily LITHELY adv
LITHEMIA n pl. -S an excess of uric acid in the blood LITHEMIC adj
LITHIA n pl. -S an oxide of lithium
LITHIC adj pertaining to lithium
LITHIFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to petrify
LITHIUM n pl. -S a metallic element
LITHO v -ED, -ING, -S to make prints by lithography
LITHOID adj resembling stone
LITHOSOL n pl. -S a type of soil
LITIGANT n pl. -S one who is engaged in a lawsuit
LITIGATE v -GATED, -GATING, -GATES to subject to legal proceedings
LITMUS n pl. -ES a blue coloring matter
LITORAL adj pertaining to a coastal region
LITOTES n pl. LITOTES a figure of speech in which an assertion is made by the negation of its opposite LITOTIC adj
LITRE n pl. -S liter
LITTEN adj lighted
LITTER v -ED, -ING, -S to scatter rubbish about
LITTERER n pl. -S one that litters
LITTERY adj covered with rubbish
LITTLE adj -TLER, -TLEST small
LITTLE n pl. -S a small amount
LITTLISH adj somewhat little
LITTORAL n pl. -S a coastal region
LITU a pl. of litas
LITURGY n pl. -GIES a prescribed system of public worship LITURGIC adj
LIVABLE adj suitable for living in
LIVE adj LIVER, LIVEST having life
LIVE v LIVED, LIVING, LIVES to function as an animal or plant
LIVEABLE adj livable
LIVELONG adj long in passing
LIVELY adj -LIER, -LIEST full of energy LIVELILY adv
LIVEN v -ED, -ING, -S to make lively
LIVENER n pl. -S one that livens
LIVENESS n pl. -ES the state of being live
LIVER n pl. -S a secreting organ
LIVERIED adj wearing a livery
LIVERISH adj having a liver disorder
LIVERY n pl. -ERIES a uniform worn by servants
LIVES pl. of life
LIVEST superlative of live
LIVETRAP v -TRAPPED, -TRAPPING, -TRAPS to capture in a type of animal trap
LIVID adj having the skin abnormally discolored LIVIDLY adv
LIVIDITY n pl. -TIES the state of being livid
LIVIER n pl. -S livyer
LIVING n pl. -S a means of subsistence
LIVINGLY adv realistically
LIVRE n pl. -S a former monetary unit of France
LIVYER n pl. -S a permanent resident of Newfoundland
LIXIVIUM n pl. -IA or -IUMS a solution obtained by leaching LIXIVIAL adj
LIZARD n pl. -S any of a suborder of reptiles
LLAMA n pl. -S a ruminant mammal
LLANO n pl. -NOS an open, grassy plain
LO interj -- used to attract attention or to express surprise
LOACH n pl. -ES a freshwater fish
LOAD v -ED, -ING, -S to place in or on a means of conveyance
LOADER n pl. -S one that loads
LOADING n pl. -S a burden
LOADSTAR n pl. -S lodestar
LOAF n pl. LOAVES a shaped mass of bread
LOAF v -ED, -ING, -S to pass time idly
LOAFER n pl. -S one that loafs
LOAM v -ED, -ING, -S to cover with loam (a type of soil)
LOAMLESS adj having no loam
LOAMY adj LOAMIER, LOAMIEST resembling loam
LOAN v -ED, -ING, -S to lend LOANABLE adj
LOANER n pl. -S one that loans
LOANING n pl. -S a lane
LOANWORD n pl. -S a word taken from another language
LOATH adj unwilling
LOATHE v LOATHED, LOATHING, LOATHES to detest greatly
LOATHER n pl. -S one that loathes
LOATHFUL adj repulsive
LOATHING n pl. -S extreme dislike
LOATHLY adj repulsive
LOAVES pl. of loaf
LOB v LOBBED, LOBBING, LOBS to throw or hit in a high arc
LOBAR adj pertaining to a lobe
LOBATE adj having lobes LOBATELY adv
LOBATED adj lobate
LOBATION n pl. -S the formation of lobes
LOBBED past tense of lob
LOBBER n pl. -S one that lobs
LOBBING present participle of lob
LOBBY v -BIED, -BYING, -BIES to attempt to influence legislators
LOBBYER n pl. -S a lobbyist
LOBBYGOW n pl. -S an errand boy
LOBBYISM n pl. -S the practice of lobbying
LOBBYIST n pl. -S one who lobbies
LOBE n pl. -S a rounded, projecting anatomical part LOBED adj
LOBEFIN n pl. -S a bony fish
LOBELIA n pl. -S a flowering plant
LOBELINE n pl. -S a poisonous alkaloid
LOBLOLLY n pl. -LIES a pine tree
LOBO n pl. -BOS the timber wolf
LOBOTOMY n pl. -MIES a type of surgical operation
LOBSTER v -ED, -ING, -S to fish for lobsters (marine crustaceans)
LOBSTICK n pl. -S a tree with its lower branches trimmed
LOBULE n pl. -S a small lobe LOBULAR, LOBULATE, LOBULOSE adj
LOBWORM n pl. -S a lugworm
LOCA a pl. of locus
LOCAL n pl. -S a train or bus making all stops
LOCALE n pl. -S a locality
LOCALISE v -ISED, -ISING, -ISES to localize
LOCALISM n pl. -S a custom or mannerism peculiar to a locality
LOCALIST n pl. -S one who is strongly concerned with the matters of a locality
LOCALITE n pl. -S a resident of a locality
LOCALITY n pl. -TIES an area or neighborhood
LOCALIZE v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES to confine to a particular area
LOCALLY adv in a particular area
LOCATE v -CATED, -CATING, -CATES to determine the position of
LOCATER n pl. -S one that locates
LOCATION n pl. -S the place where something is at a given moment
LOCATIVE n pl. -S a type of grammatical case
LOCATOR n pl. -S locater
LOCH n pl. -S a lake
LOCHAN n pl. -S a small lake
LOCHIA n pl. LOCHIA a vaginal discharge following childbirth LOCHIAL adj
LOCI a pl. of locus
LOCK v -ED, -ING, -S to secure by means of a mechanical fastening device LOCKABLE adj
LOCKAGE n pl. -S a toll on a ship passing through a canal
LOCKBOX n pl. -ES a box that locks
LOCKDOWN n pl. -S the confinement of prisoners to their cells
LOCKER n pl. -S an enclosure that may be locked
LOCKET n pl. -S a small ornamental case
LOCKJAW n pl. -S a form of tetanus
LOCKNUT n pl. -S a nut which keeps another from loosening
LOCKOUT n pl. -S a closing of a business to coerce employees to agree to terms
LOCKRAM n pl. -S a coarse, linen fabric
LOCKSTEP n pl. -S a mode of marching in close file
LOCKUP n pl. -S a jail
LOCO n pl. -COS or -COES locoweed
LOCO v -ED, -ING, -S to poison with locoweed
LOCOFOCO n pl. -COS a type of friction match
LOCOISM n pl. -S a disease of livestock
LOCOMOTE v -MOTED, -MOTING, -MOTES to move about
LOCOWEED n pl. -S a plant that causes poisoning when eaten by livestock
LOCULAR adj having or divided into loculi
LOCULATE adj locular
LOCULE n pl. -S loculus LOCULED adj
LOCULUS n pl. -LI a small, cell-like chamber
LOCUM n pl. -S a temporary substitute
LOCUS n pl. LOCI or LOCA a place
LOCUST n pl. -S a migratory grasshopper
LOCUSTA n pl. -TAE a spikelet LOCUSTAL adj
LOCUTION n pl. -S a particular form of expression
LOCUTORY n pl. -RIES a room in a monastery
LODE n pl. -S a deposit of ore
LODEN n pl. -S a thick, woolen fabric
LODESTAR n pl. -S a star used as a point of reference
LODGE v LODGED, LODGING, LODGES to furnish with temporary quarters
LODGER n pl. -S one that resides in rented quarters
LODGING n pl. -S a temporary place to live
LODGMENT n pl. -S a lodging
LODICULE n pl. -S a scale at the base of the ovary of a grass
LOESS n pl. -ES a soil deposit LOESSAL, LOESSIAL adj
LOFT v -ED, -ING, -S to store in a loft (an upper room)
LOFTER n pl. -S a type of golf club
LOFTIER comparative of lofty
LOFTIEST superlative of lofty
LOFTILY adv in a lofty manner
LOFTLESS adj having no loft
LOFTLIKE adj resembling a loft
LOFTY adj LOFTIER, LOFTIEST extending high in the air
LOG v LOGGED, LOGGING, LOGS to cut down trees for timber
LOGAN n pl. -S a stone balanced to permit easy movement
LOGANIA adj designating a family of flowering plants
LOGBOOK n pl. -S a record book of a ship or aircraft
LOGE n pl. -S a small compartment
LOGGATS n/pl loggets
LOGGED past tense of log
LOGGER n pl. -S one that logs
LOGGETS n/pl an old English throwing game
LOGGIA n pl. -GIAS or -GIE an open gallery
LOGGING n pl. -S the business of cutting down trees for timber
LOGGY adj -GIER, -GIEST logy
LOGIA a pl. of logion
LOGIC n pl. -S the science of reasoning
LOGICAL adj pertaining to logic
LOGICIAN n pl. -S one who is skilled in logic
LOGICISE v -CISED, -CISING, -CISES to logicize
LOGICIZE v -CIZED, -CIZING, -CIZES to reason
LOGIER comparative of logy
LOGIEST superlative of logy
LOGILY adv in a logy manner
LOGINESS n pl. -ES the state of being logy
LOGION n pl. -GIA or -GIONS a saying attributed to Jesus
LOGISTIC n pl. -S symbolic logic
LOGJAM n pl. -S a tangled mass of logs
LOGO n pl. LOGOS an identifying symbol
LOGOGRAM n pl. -S a symbol used to represent an entire word
LOGOMACH n pl. -S one given to arguing about words
LOGOS n pl. LOGOI the rational principle that governs the universe in ancient Greek philosophy
LOGOTYPE n pl. -S a piece of type bearing a syllable, word, or words
LOGOTYPY n pl. -TYPIES the use of logotypes
LOGROLL v -ED, -ING, -S to obtain passage of by exchanging political favors
LOGWAY n pl. -WAYS a ramp used in logging
LOGWOOD n pl. -S a tropical tree
LOGY adj -GIER, -GIEST sluggish
LOIN n pl. -S a part of the side and back between the ribs and the hipbone
LOITER v -ED, -ING, -S to stand idly about
LOITERER n pl. -S one that loiters
LOLL v -ED, -ING, -S to lounge
LOLLER n pl. -S one that lolls
LOLLIES pl. of lolly
LOLLIPOP n pl. -S a piece of candy on the end of a stick
LOLLOP v -ED, -ING, -S to loll
LOLLY n pl. -LIES a lollipop
LOLLYGAG v -GAGGED, -GAGGING, -GAGS to lallygag
LOLLYPOP n pl. -S lollipop
LOMEIN n pl. -S a Chinese dish of noodles, meat, and vegetables
LOMENT n pl. -S a type of plant pod
LOMENTUM n pl. -TA or -TUMS loment
LONE adj having no companions
LONELY adj -LIER, -LIEST sad from lack of companionship LONELILY adv
LONENESS n pl. -ES the state of being lone
LONER n pl. -S one that avoids others
LONESOME n pl. -S self
LONG adj LONGER, LONGEST extending for a considerable distance
LONG v -ED, -ING, -S to desire strongly
LONGAN n pl. -S the edible fruit of a Chinese tree
LONGBOAT n pl. -S the largest boat carried by a sailing vessel
LONGBOW n pl. -S a type of archery bow
LONGE v LONGED, LONGEING, LONGES to guide a horse by means of a long rope
LONGER n pl. -S one that longs
LONGERON n pl. -S a longitudinal support of an airplane
LONGHAIR n pl. -S an intellectual
LONGHAND n pl. -S ordinary handwriting
LONGHEAD n pl. -S a person having a long skull
LONGHORN n pl. -S one of a breed of long-horned cattle
LONGIES n/pl long underwear
LONGING n pl. -S a strong desire
LONGISH adj somewhat long
LONGLEAF n pl. -LEAVES an evergreen tree
LONGLINE n pl. -S a type of fishing line
LONGLY adv for a considerable distance
LONGNESS n pl. -ES the state of being long
LONGSHIP n pl. -S a medieval ship
LONGSOME adj tediously long
LONGSPUR n pl. -S a long-clawed finch
LONGTIME adj of long duration
LONGUEUR n pl. -S a dull and tedious section
LONGWAYS adv longwise
LONGWISE adv lengthwise
LOO v -ED, -ING, -S to subject to a forfeit at loo (a card game)
LOOBY n pl. -BIES a large, awkward person
LOOEY n pl. -EYS looie
LOOF n pl. -S the palm of the hand
LOOFA n pl. -S loofah
LOOFAH n pl. -S a tropical vine
LOOIE n pl. -S a lieutenant of the armed forces
LOOK v -ED, -ING, -S to use one's eyes in seeing
LOOKDOWN n pl. -S a marine fish
LOOKER n pl. -S one that looks
LOOKOUT n pl. -S one engaged in keeping watch
LOOKUP n pl. -S the process of looking something up
LOOM v -ED, -ING, -S to appear in an enlarged and indistinct form
LOON n pl. -S a diving waterfowl
LOONEY adj -NIER, -NIEST loony
LOONEY n pl. -EYS loony
LOONY adj -NIER, -NIEST crazy
LOONY n pl. -NIES a loony person
LOOP v -ED, -ING, -S to form loops (circular or oval openings)
LOOPER n pl. -S one that loops
LOOPHOLE v -HOLED, -HOLING, -HOLES to make small openings in
LOOPY adj LOOPIER, LOOPIEST full of loops
LOOSE adj LOOSER, LOOSEST not firm, taut, or rigid LOOSELY adv
LOOSE v LOOSED, LOOSING, LOOSES to set free
LOOSEN v -ED, -ING, -S to make looser
LOOSENER n pl. -S one that loosens
LOOSER comparative of loose
LOOSEST superlative of loose
LOOSING present participle of loose
LOOT v -ED, -ING, -S to plunder
LOOTER n pl. -S one that loots
LOP v LOPPED, LOPPING, LOPS to cut off branches or twigs from
LOPE v LOPED, LOPING, LOPES to run with a steady, easy gait
LOPER n pl. -S one that lopes
LOPPED past tense of lop
LOPPER v -ED, -ING, -S to curdle
LOPPING present participle of lop
LOPPY adj -PIER, -PIEST hanging limply
LOPSIDED adj leaning to one side
LOPSTICK n pl. -S lobstick
LOQUAT n pl. -S a small evergreen tree
LORAL adj pertaining to the space between the eye and bill of a bird
LORAN n pl. -S a type of navigational system
LORD v -ED, -ING, -S to invest with the power of a lord (a person having dominion over others)
LORDING n pl. -S a lordling
LORDLESS adj having no lord
LORDLIER comparative of lordly
LORDLIEST superlative of lordly
LORDLIKE adj lordly
LORDLING n pl. -S a young or unimportant lord
LORDLY adj -LIER, -LIEST of or befitting a lord
LORDOMA n pl. -S lordosis
LORDOSIS n pl. -DOSES a curvature of the spinal column LORDOTIC adj
LORDSHIP n pl. -S the power of a lord
LORE n pl. -S traditional knowledge or belief
LOREAL adj loral
LORGNON n pl. -S a pair of eyeglasses with a handle
LORICA n pl. -CAE a protective covering or shell
LORICATE n pl. -S an animal having a lorica
LORIES pl. of lory
LORIKEET n pl. -S a small parrot
LORIMER n pl. -S a maker of implements for harnesses and saddles
LORINER n pl. -S lorimer
LORIS n pl. -RISES an Asian lemur
LORN adj abandoned
LORNNESS n pl. -ES the state of being lorn
LORRY n pl. -RIES a type of wagon or truck
LORY n pl. -RIES a small parrot
LOSE v LOST, LOSING, LOSES to come to be without and be unable to find LOSABLE adj
LOSEL n pl. -S a worthless person
LOSER n pl. -S one that loses
LOSING n pl. -S a loss
LOSINGLY adv in a manner characterized by defeat
LOSS n pl. -ES the act of one that loses
LOSSY adj causing dissipation of electrical energy
LOST adj not to be found or recovered
LOSTNESS n pl. -ES the state of being lost
LOT v LOTTED, LOTTING, LOTS to distribute proportionately
LOTA n pl. -S lotah
LOTAH n pl. -S a small water vessel used in India
LOTH adj loath
LOTHARIO n pl. -IOS a seducer of women
LOTHSOME adj repulsive
LOTI n pl. MALOTI a monetary unit of Lesotho
LOTIC adj pertaining to moving water
LOTION n pl. -S a liquid preparation for external application
LOTOS n pl. -ES lotus
LOTTE n pl. -S a monkfish
LOTTED past tense of lot
LOTTERY n pl. -TERIES a type of gambling game
LOTTING present participle of lot
LOTTO n pl. -TOS a game of chance
LOTUS n pl. -ES an aquatic plant
LOUCHE adj not reputable
LOUD adj LOUDER, LOUDEST strongly audible
LOUDEN v -ED, -ING, -S to make or become louder
LOUDISH adj somewhat loud
LOUDLY adv -LIER, -LIEST in a loud manner
LOUDNESS n pl. -ES the quality of being loud
LOUGH n pl. -S a lake
LOUIE n pl. -S looie
LOUIS n pl. LOUIS a former gold coin of France
LOUNGE v LOUNGED, LOUNGING, LOUNGES to recline or lean in a relaxed, lazy manner
LOUNGER n pl. -S one that lounges
LOUNGY adj suitable for lounging
LOUP v LOUPED, LOUPEN, LOUPING, LOUPS to leap
LOUPE n pl. -S a small magnifying glass
LOUR v -ED, -ING, -S to lower
LOURY adj lowery
LOUSE n pl. LICE a parasitic insect
LOUSE v LOUSED, LOUSING, LOUSES to spoil or bungle
LOUSY adj LOUSIER, LOUSIEST mean or contemptible LOUSILY adv
LOUT v -ED, -ING, -S to bow in respect
LOUTISH adj clumsy
LOUVER n pl. -S a type of window LOUVERED adj
LOUVRE n pl. -S louver
LOVABLE adj having qualities that attract love LOVABLY adv
LOVAGE n pl. -S a perennial herb
LOVAT n pl. -S a chiefly green color mixture in fabrics
LOVE v LOVED, LOVING, LOVES to feel great affection for
LOVEABLE adj lovable LOVEABLY adv
LOVEBIRD n pl. -S a small parrot
LOVEBUG n pl. -S a small black fly that swarms along highways
LOVED past tense of love
LOVELESS adj feeling no love
LOVELIER comparative of lovely
LOVELIES pl. of lovely
LOVELIEST superlative of lovely
LOVELILY adv in a lovely manner
LOVELOCK n pl. -S a lock of hair hanging separately
LOVELORN adj not loved
LOVELY adj -LIER, -LIEST beautiful
LOVELY n pl. -LIES a beautiful woman
LOVER n pl. -S one that loves another LOVERLY adj
LOVESICK adj languishing with love
LOVESOME adj lovely
LOVEVINE n pl. -S a twining herb
LOVING adj affectionate
LOVINGLY adv in a loving manner
LOW adj LOWER, LOWEST having relatively little upward extension
LOW v -ED, -ING, -S to utter the sound characteristic of cattle
LOWBALL v -ED, -ING, -S to give a customer a deceptively low price
LOWBORN adj of humble birth
LOWBOY n pl. -BOYS a low chest of drawers
LOWBRED adj lowborn
LOWBROW n pl. -S an uncultivated person
LOWDOWN n pl. -S the whole truth
LOWE v LOWED, LOWING, LOWES to blaze
LOWER v -ED, -ING, -S to appear dark and threatening
LOWERY adj dark and threatening
LOWING n pl. -S the sound characteristic of cattle
LOWISH adj somewhat low
LOWLAND n pl. -S an area of land lying lower than the adjacent country
LOWLIFE n pl. -LIFES or -LIVES a despicable person
LOWLIFER n pl. -S a lowlife
LOWLIGHT n pl. -S an unpleasant event, detail, or part
LOWLY adj -LIER, -LIEST low in position or rank
LOWN adj peaceful
LOWNESS n pl. -ES the state of being low
LOWRIDER n pl. -S a car having a lowered suspension
LOWSE adj loose
LOX v -ED, -ING, -ES to supply with lox (liquid oxygen)
LOYAL adj -ALER, -ALEST faithful to one's allegiance
LOYALISM n pl. -S loyalty
LOYALIST n pl. -S one who is loyal
LOYALLY adv in a loyal manner
LOYALTY n pl. -TIES the state of being loyal
LOZENGE n pl. -S a small, often medicated candy
LUAU n pl. -S a Hawaiian feast
LUBBER n pl. -S a clumsy person LUBBERLY adj
LUBE n pl. -S a lubricant
LUBRIC adj slippery
LUBRICAL adj lubric
LUCARNE n pl. -S a type of window
LUCE n pl. -S a freshwater fish
LUCENCE n pl. -S lucency
LUCENCY n pl. -CIES the quality of being lucent
LUCENT adj giving off light LUCENTLY adv
LUCERN n pl. -S lucerne
LUCERNE n pl. -S alfalfa
LUCES a pl. of lux
LUCID adj easily understood LUCIDLY adv
LUCIDITY n pl. -TIES the quality of being lucid
LUCIFER n pl. -S a friction match
LUCK v -ED, -ING, -S to succeed by chance or good fortune
LUCKIE n pl. -S an old woman
LUCKLESS adj unlucky
LUCKY adj LUCKIER, LUCKIEST having good fortune LUCKILY adv
LUCRE n pl. -S monetary gain
LUCULENT adj lucid
LUDE n pl. -S a methaqualone pill
LUDIC adj aimlessly playful
LUES n pl. LUES syphilis
LUETIC n pl. -S one infected with syphilis
LUFF v -ED, -ING, -S to steer a sailing vessel nearer into the wind
LUFFA n pl. -S loofah
LUG v LUGGED, LUGGING, LUGS to carry or pull with effort
LUGE v LUGED, LUGEING, LUGES to race on a luge (a small sled)
LUGER n pl -S one that luges
LUGGAGE n pl. -S articles containing a traveler's belongings
LUGGED past tense of lug
LUGGER n pl. -S a small sailing vessel
LUGGIE n pl. -S a small wooden dish or pail
LUGGING present participle of lug
LUGSAIL n pl. -S a type of sail
LUGWORM n pl. -S a burrowing marine worm
LUKEWARM adj moderately warm
LULL v -ED, -ING, -S to cause to sleep or rest
LULLABY v -BIED, -BYING, -BIES to lull with a soothing song
LULU n pl. -S something remarkable
LUM n pl. -S a chimney
LUMBAGO n pl. -GOS pain in the lower back
LUMBAR n pl. -S an anatomical part situated near the loins
LUMBER v -ED, -ING, -S to cut down and prepare timber for market
LUMBERER n pl. -S one that lumbers
LUMEN n pl. -MENS or -MINA the inner passage of a tubular organ LUMENAL, LUMINAL adj
LUMINARY n pl. -NARIES a body that gives light
LUMINISM n pl. -S a style of painting
LUMINIST n pl. -S a painter who uses the effects of light
LUMINOUS adj giving off light
LUMMOX n pl. -ES a clumsy person
LUMP v -ED, -ING, -S to make into lumps (shapeless masses)
LUMPEN n pl. -S an uprooted individual
LUMPER n pl. -S a laborer employed to load and unload ships
LUMPFISH n pl. -ES a marine fish
LUMPISH adj stupid
LUMPY adj LUMPIER, LUMPIEST full of lumps LUMPILY adv
LUNA n pl. -S an alchemical designation for silver
LUNACY n pl. -CIES insanity
LUNAR n pl. -S an observation of the moon taken for navigational purposes
LUNARIAN n pl. -S a supposed inhabitant of the moon
LUNATE adj crescent-shaped LUNATELY adv
LUNATED adj lunate
LUNATIC n pl. -S an insane person
LUNATION n pl. -S the interval between two successive new moons
LUNCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to eat a noonday meal
LUNCHEON n pl. -S a noonday meal
LUNCHER n pl. -S one that lunches
LUNE n pl. -S a crescent-shaped figure
LUNET n pl. -S lunette
LUNETTE n pl. -S a crescent-shaped object
LUNG n pl. -S a respiratory organ
LUNGAN n pl. -S longan
LUNGE v LUNGED, LUNGING, LUNGES to make a forceful forward movement
LUNGEE n pl. -S lungi
LUNGER n pl. -S one that lunges
LUNGFISH n pl. -ES a type of fish
LUNGFUL n pl. -S as much as the lungs can hold
LUNGI n pl. -S a loincloth worn by men in India
LUNGING present participle of lunge
LUNGWORM n pl. -S a parasitic worm
LUNGWORT n pl. -S a European herb
LUNGYI n pl. -S lungi
LUNIER comparative of luny
LUNIES pl. of luny
LUNIEST superlative of luny
LUNK n pl. -S a lunkhead
LUNKER n pl. -S a large game fish
LUNKHEAD n pl. -S a stupid person
LUNT v -ED, -ING, -S to emit smoke
LUNULA n pl. -LAE a small crescent-shaped structure LUNULAR, LUNULATE adj
LUNULE n pl. -S lunula
LUNY adj -NIER, -NIEST loony
LUNY n pl. -NIES a loony
LUPANAR n pl. -S a brothel
LUPIN n pl. -S lupine
LUPINE n pl. -S a flowering plant
LUPOUS adj pertaining to lupus
LUPULIN n pl. -S a medicinal powder obtained from the hop plant
LUPUS n pl. -ES a skin disease
LURCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to sway abruptly
LURCHER n pl. -S one that lurks or prowls
LURDAN n pl. -S a lazy or stupid person
LURDANE n pl. -S lurdan
LURE v LURED, LURING, LURES to attract with something desirable
LURER n pl. -S one that lures
LURID adj causing shock or horror LURIDLY adv
LURING present participle of lure
LURK v -ED, -ING, -S to wait in concealment
LURKER n pl. -S one that lurks
LUSCIOUS adj having a very pleasing taste or smell
LUSH adj LUSHER, LUSHEST abounding in vegetation LUSHLY adv
LUSH v -ED, -ING, -ES to drink to excess
LUSHNESS n pl. -ES the state of being lush
LUST v -ED, -ING, -S to have an intense desire
LUSTER v -ED, -ING, -S to make or become lustrous
LUSTFUL adj marked by excessive sexual desire
LUSTIER comparative of lusty
LUSTIEST superlative of lusty
LUSTILY adv in a lusty manner
LUSTRA a pl. of lustrum
LUSTRAL adj pertaining to a lustrum
LUSTRATE v -TRATED, -TRATING, -TRATES to purify ceremonially
LUSTRE v -TRED, -TRING, -TRES to luster
LUSTRING n pl. -S a glossy silk fabric
LUSTROUS adj reflecting light evenly and efficiently
LUSTRUM n pl. -TRUMS or -TRA a ceremonial purification of the population in ancient Rome
LUSTY adj LUSTIER, LUSTIEST full of vigor
LUSUS n pl. -ES an abnormality
LUTANIST n pl. -S one who plays the lute
LUTE v LUTED, LUTING, LUTES to play a lute (a stringed musical instrument)
LUTEA pl. of luteum
LUTEAL adj pertaining to the luteum
LUTECIUM n pl. -S lutetium
LUTED past tense of lute
LUTEFISK n pl. -S dried codfish
LUTEIN n pl. -S a yellow pigment
LUTENIST n pl. -S lutanist
LUTEOLIN n pl. -S a yellow pigment
LUTEOUS adj light to moderate greenish yellow in color
LUTETIUM n pl. -S a metallic element
LUTEUM n pl. -TEA a hormone-secreting body
LUTHERN n pl. -S a type of window
LUTHIER n pl. -S one who makes stringed instruments
LUTING n pl. -S a substance used as a sealant
LUTIST n pl. -S a lutanist
LUTZ n pl. -ES a jump in figure skating
LUV n pl. -S a sweetheart
LUX n pl. LUXES or LUCES a unit of illumination
LUXATE v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES to put out of joint
LUXATION n pl. -S the act of luxating
LUXE n pl. -S luxury
LUXURY n pl. -RIES free indulgence in that which affords pleasure or comfort
LWEI n pl. -S a monetary unit of Angola
LYARD adj streaked with gray
LYART adj lyard
LYASE n pl. -S an enzyme
LYCEE n pl. -S a French secondary school
LYCEUM n pl. -CEUMS or -CEA a hall for public lectures or discussions
LYCHEE n pl. -S litchi
LYCHNIS n pl. -NISES a flowering plant
LYCOPENE n pl. -S a red pigment
LYCOPOD n pl. -S an evergreen plant
LYDDITE n pl. -S an explosive
LYE n pl. -S a solution used in making soap
LYING n pl. -S the act of telling lies
LYINGLY adv falsely
LYMPH n pl. -S a body fluid containing white blood cells LYMPHOID adj
LYMPHOMA n pl. -MAS or -MATA a type of tumor
LYNCEAN adj of or resembling a lynx
LYNCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to put to death without legal sanction
LYNCHER n pl. -S one that lynches
LYNCHING n pl. -S the act of one who lynches
LYNCHPIN n pl. -S linchpin
LYNX n pl. -ES a short-tailed wildcat
LYOPHILE adj pertaining to a type of colloid
LYRATE adj having the shape of a lyre LYRATELY adv
LYRATED adj lyrate
LYRE n pl. -S an ancient harp-like instrument
LYREBIRD n pl. -S an Australian bird
LYRIC n pl. -S a lyrical poem
LYRICAL adj having the form of a song
LYRICISE v -CISED, -CISING, -CISES to lyricize
LYRICISM n pl. -S the quality of being lyrics
LYRICIST n pl. -S one who writes the words for songs
LYRICIZE v -CIZED, -CIZING, -CIZES to write lyrics
LYRIFORM adj lyrate
LYRISM n pl. -S lyricism
LYRIST n pl. -S one who plays the lyre
LYSATE n pl. -S a product of lysis
LYSE v LYSED, LYSING, LYSES to cause to undergo lysis
LYSIN n pl. -S a substance capable of disintegrating blood cells or bacteria
LYSINE n pl. -S an amino acid
LYSING present participle of lyse
LYSIS n pl. LYSES the disintegration of cells by lysins
LYSOGEN n pl. -S a type of antigen
LYSOGENY n pl. -NIES the state of being like a lysogen
LYSOSOME n pl. -S a saclike part of a cell
LYSOZYME n pl. -S an enzyme
LYSSA n pl. -S rabies
LYTIC adj pertaining to lysis
LYTTA n pl. -TAE or -TAS a fibrous band in the tongue of certain carnivorous mammals
MA n pl. -S mother
MAAR n pl. -S a volcanic crater
MABE n pl. -S a cultured pearl
MAC n pl. -S a raincoat
MACABER adj macabre
MACABRE adj gruesome
MACACO n pl. -COS a lemur
MACADAM n pl. -S a type of pavement
MACAQUE n pl. -S a short-tailed monkey
MACARONI n pl. -NIS or -NIES a tubular pasta
MACAROON n pl. -S a type of cookie
MACAW n pl. -S a large parrot
MACCABAW n pl. -S maccaboy
MACCABOY n pl. -BOYS a type of snuff
MACCHIA n pl. -CHIE a dense growth of small trees and shrubs
MACCOBOY n pl. -BOYS maccaboy
MACE v MACED, MACING, MACES to attack with a clublike weapon
MACER n pl. -S an official who carries a ceremonial staff
MACERATE v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES to soften by soaking in liquid
MACH n pl. -S a number indicating the ratio of the speed of a body to the speed of sound
MACHE n pl. -S a European herb
MACHETE n pl. -S a large, heavy knife
MACHINE v -CHINED, -CHINING, -CHINES to process by machine (a mechanical device)
MACHISMO n pl. -MOS strong masculinity
MACHO n pl. -CHOS a person who exhibits machismo
MACHREE n pl. -S dear
MACHZOR n pl. -ZORIM or -ZORS mahzor
MACING present participle of mace
MACK n pl. -S mac
MACKEREL n pl. -S a marine food fish
MACKINAW n pl. -S a woolen fabric
MACKLE v -LED, -LING, -LES to blur in printing
MACLE n pl. -S a spot or discoloration in a mineral MACLED adj
MACON n pl. -S a red or white French wine
MACRAME n pl. -S a trimming of knotted thread or cord
MACRO n pl. -ROS a type of computer instruction
MACRON n pl. -S a symbol placed over a vowel to show that it has a long sound
MACRURAL adj pertaining to macruran
MACRURAN n pl. -S any of a suborder of crustaceans
MACULA n pl. -LAE or -LAS a spot MACULAR adj
MACULATE v -LATED, -LATING, -LATES to mark with spots
MACULE v -ULED, -ULING, -ULES to mackle
MACUMBA n pl. -S a religion practiced in Brazil
MAD adj MADDER, MADDEST insane
MAD v MADDED, MADDING, MADS to madden
MADAM n pl. -S a woman who manages a brothel
MADAME n pl. -S madam
MADAME n pl. MESDAMES the French title of respect for a married woman
MADCAP n pl. -S an impulsive person
MADDED past tense of mad
MADDEN v -ED, -ING, -S to make or become mad
MADDER n pl. -S a perennial herb
MADDEST superlative of mad
MADDING present participle of mad
MADDISH adj somewhat mad
MADE past tense of make
MADEIRA n pl. -S a white wine
MADHOUSE n pl. -S an insane asylum
MADLY adv in a mad manner
MADMAN n pl. -MEN a man who is insane
MADNESS n pl. -ES the state of being mad
MADONNA n pl. -S a former Italian title of respect for a woman
MADRAS n pl. -ES a cotton fabric
MADRE n pl. -S mother
MADRIGAL n pl. -S a short lyric poem
MADRONA n pl. -S an evergreen tree
MADRONE n pl. -S madrona
MADRONO n pl. -NOS madrona
MADURO n pl. -ROS a dark-colored, relatively strong cigar
MADWOMAN n pl. -WOMEN a woman who is insane
MADWORT n pl. -S a flowering plant
MADZOON n pl. -S matzoon
MAE n pl. -S more
MAENAD n pl. -S or -ES a female participant in ancient Greek orgies MAENADIC adj
MAESTOSO n pl. -SOS a stately musical passage
MAESTRO n pl. -STROS or -STRI a master of an art
MAFFIA n pl. -S mafia
MAFFICK v -ED, -ING, -S to celebrate boisterously
MAFIA n pl. -S a secret criminal organization
MAFIC adj pertaining to minerals rich in magnesium and iron
MAFIOSO n pl. -SI a member of the mafia
MAFTIR n pl. -S the concluding section of a parashah
MAG n pl. -S a magazine
MAGAZINE n pl. -S a type of periodical publication
MAGDALEN n pl. -S a reformed prostitute
MAGE n pl. -S a magician
MAGENTA n pl. -S a purplish red dye
MAGGOT n pl. -S the legless larva of certain insects MAGGOTY adj
MAGI pl. of magus
MAGIAN n pl. -S a magus
MAGIC v -ICKED, -ICKING, -ICS to affect by magic (sorcery)
MAGICAL adj resembling magic
MAGICIAN n pl. -S one skilled in magic
MAGICKED past tense of magic
MAGICKING present participle of magic
MAGILP n pl. -S megilp
MAGISTER n pl. -S a master or teacher
MAGLEV adj pertaining to a railroad system using magnets to move a train above the tracks
MAGMA n pl. -MAS or -MATA the molten matter from which igneous rock is formed MAGMATIC adj
MAGNATE n pl. -S a powerful or influential person
MAGNESIA n pl. -S a medicinal compound MAGNESIC adj
MAGNET n pl. -S a body that possesses the property of attracting iron
MAGNETIC n pl. -S a magnet
MAGNETO n pl. -TOS a type of electric generator
MAGNETON n pl. -S a unit of magnetic moment
MAGNIFIC adj magnificent
MAGNIFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to increase the perceived size of
MAGNOLIA n pl. -S a flowering shrub or tree
MAGNUM n pl. -S a large wine bottle
MAGOT n pl. -S a tailless ape
MAGPIE n pl. -S a corvine bird
MAGUEY n pl. -GUEYS a tropical plant
MAGUS n pl. -GI a magician
MAHARAJA n pl. -S a king or prince in India
MAHARANI n pl. -S the wife of a maharaja
MAHATMA n pl. -S a Hindu sage
MAHIMAHI n pl. MAHIMAHI a food fish in Hawaii
MAHJONG n pl. -S a game of Chinese origin
MAHJONGG n pl. -S mahjong
MAHOE n pl. -S a tropical tree
MAHOGANY n pl. -NIES a tropical tree
MAHONIA n pl. -S a flowering shrub
MAHOUT n pl. -S the keeper and driver of an elephant
MAHUANG n pl. -S an Asian plant
MAHZOR n pl. -ZORIM or -ZORS a Jewish prayer book
MAID n pl. -S a maiden MAIDISH adj
MAIDEN n pl. -S a young unmarried woman MAIDENLY adj
MAIDHOOD n pl. -S the state of being a maiden
MAIEUTIC adj pertaining to a method of eliciting knowledge
MAIGRE adj containing neither flesh nor its juices
MAIHEM n pl. -S mayhem
MAIL v -ED, -ING, -S to send by a governmental postal system. MAILABLE adj
MAILBAG n pl. -S a bag for carrying mail (postal material)
MAILBOX n pl. -ES a box for depositing mail
MAILE n pl. -S a Pacific island vine
MAILER n pl. -S one that mails
MAILING n pl. -S a rented farm
MAILL n pl. -S a payment
MAILLESS adj having no armor
MAILLOT n pl. -S a woman's one-piece bathing suit
MAILMAN n pl. -MEN a man who carries and delivers mail
MAIM v -ED, -ING, -S to injure so as to cause lasting damage
MAIMER n pl. -S one that maims
MAIN n pl. -S the principal part
MAINLAND n pl. -S a principal land mass
MAINLINE v -LINED, -LINING, -LINES to inject a narcotic into a major vein
MAINLY adv for the most part
MAINMAST n pl. -S the principal mast of a vessel
MAINSAIL n pl. -S the principal sail of a vessel
MAINSTAY n pl. -STAYS a principal support
MAINTAIN v -ED, -ING, -S to keep in proper condition
MAINTOP n pl. -S a platform at the head of a mainmast
MAIOLICA n pl. -S majolica
MAIR n pl. -S more
MAIST n pl. -S most
MAIZE n pl. -S an American cereal grass
MAJAGUA n pl. -S a tropical tree
MAJESTIC adj having majesty
MAJESTY n pl. -TIES regal dignity
MAJOLICA n pl. -S a type of pottery
MAJOR v -ED, -ING, -S to pursue a specific principal course of study
MAJORITY n pl. -TIES the greater number or part
MAJORLY adv mainly
MAKAR n pl. -S a poet
MAKE v MADE, MAKING, MAKES to cause to exist MAKABLE, MAKEABLE adj
MAKEBATE n pl. -S one that encourages quarrels
MAKEFAST n pl. -S an object to which a boat is tied
MAKEOVER n pl. -S a changing of appearance
MAKER n pl. -S one that makes
MAKEUP n pl. -S the way in which the parts or ingredients of something are put together
MAKIMONO n pl. -NOS a Japanese ornamental scroll
MAKING n pl. -S material from which something can be developed
MAKO n pl. -KOS a large shark
MAKUTA pl. of likuta
MALACCA n pl. -S the cane of an Asian rattan palm
MALADY n pl. -DIES an illness
MALAISE n pl. -S a feeling of vague discomfort
MALAMUTE n pl. -S an Alaskan sled dog
MALANGA n pl. -S a yautia
MALAPERT n pl. -S an impudent person
MALAPROP n pl. -S a humorous misuse of a word
MALAR n pl. -S the cheekbone
MALARIA n pl. -S an infectious disease MALARIAL, MALARIAN adj
MALARKEY n pl. -KEYS nonsense
MALARKY n pl. -KIES malarkey
MALAROMA n pl. -S a malodor
MALATE n pl. -S a chemical salt
MALE n pl. -S an individual that begets young by fertilizing the female
MALEATE n pl. -S a chemical salt
MALEDICT v -ED, -ING, -S to curse
MALEFIC adj producing or causing evil
MALEMIUT n pl. -S malamute
MALEMUTE n pl. -S malamute
MALENESS n pl. -ES the quality of being a male
MALFED adj badly fed
MALGRE prep in spite of
MALIC adj pertaining to apples
MALICE n pl. -S a desire to injure another
MALIGN v -ED, -ING, -S to speak evil of
MALIGNER n pl. -S one that maligns
MALIGNLY adv in an evil manner
MALIHINI n pl. -S a newcomer to Hawaii
MALINE n pl. -S a delicate net used for veils
MALINGER v -ED, -ING, -S to feign illness in order to avoid duty or work
MALISON n pl. -S a curse
MALKIN n pl. -S an untidy woman
MALL v -ED, -ING, -S to maul
MALLARD n pl. -S a wild duck
MALLEE n pl. -S an evergreen tree
MALLEI pl. of malleus
MALLEOLI n/pl bony protuberances of the ankle
MALLET n pl. -S a type of hammer
MALLEUS n pl. -LEI a bone of the middle ear
MALLOW n pl. -S a flowering plant
MALM n pl. -S a soft, friable limestone
MALMSEY n pl. -SEYS a white wine
MALMY adj MALMIER, MALMIEST resembling malm
MALODOR n pl. -S an offensive odor
MALOTI pl. of loti
MALPOSED adj being in the wrong position
MALT v -ED, -ING, -S to treat or combine with malt (germinated grain)
MALTASE n pl. -S an enzyme
MALTED n pl. -S a sweet beverage
MALTHA n pl. -S a natural tar
MALTIER comparative of malty
MALTIEST superlative of malty
MALTOL n pl. -S a chemical compound
MALTOSE n pl. -S a type of sugar
MALTREAT v -ED, -ING, -S to treat badly
MALTSTER n pl. -S one that makes malt
MALTY adj MALTIER, MALTIEST resembling malt
MALVASIA n pl. -S malmsey
MAMA n pl. -S mother
MAMALIGA n pl. -S a cornmeal porridge
MAMBA n pl. -S a venomous snake
MAMBO v -ED, -ING, -ES or -S to perform a ballroom dance
MAMELUKE n pl. -S a slave in Muslim countries
MAMEY n pl. MAMEYS or MAMEYES a tropical tree
MAMIE n pl. -S mamey
MAMLUK n pl. -S mameluke
MAMMA n pl. -MAE a milk-secreting organ
MAMMA n pl. -S mama
MAMMAL n pl. -S any of a class of warm-blooded vertebrates
MAMMARY adj pertaining to the mammae
MAMMATE adj having mammae
MAMMATUS n pl. -TI a type of cloud
MAMMEE n pl. -S mamey
MAMMER v -ED, -ING, -S to hesitate
MAMMET n pl. -S maumet
MAMMEY n pl. -MEYS mamey
MAMMIE n pl. -S mammy
MAMMIES pl. of mammy
MAMMILLA n pl. -LAE a nipple
MAMMITIS n pl. -MITIDES mastitis
MAMMOCK v -ED, -ING, -S to shred
MAMMON n pl. -S material wealth
MAMMOTH n pl. -S an extinct elephant
MAMMY n pl. -MIES mother
MAN n pl. MEN an adult human male
MAN v MANNED, MANNING, MANS to supply with men
MANA n pl. -S a supernatural force in certain Pacific island religions
MANACLE v -CLED, -CLING, -CLES to handcuff
MANAGE v -AGED, -AGING, -AGES to control or direct
MANAGER n pl. -S one that manages
MANAKIN n pl. -S a tropical bird
MANANA n pl. -S tomorrow
MANATEE n pl. -S an aquatic mammal MANATOID adj
MANCHE n pl. -S a heraldic design
MANCHET n pl. -S a small loaf of fine white bread
MANCIPLE n pl. -S an officer authorized to purchase provisions
MANDALA n pl. -S a Hindu or Buddhist graphic symbol of the universe MANDALIC adj
MANDAMUS v -ED, -ING, -ES to command by means of writ issued by a superior court
MANDARIN n pl. -S a citrus fruit
MANDATE v -DATED, -DATING, -DATES to authorize or decree
MANDATOR n pl. -S one that mandates
MANDIBLE n pl. -S the bone of the lower jaw
MANDIOCA n pl. -S manioc
MANDOLA n pl. -S an ancient lute
MANDOLIN n pl. -S a stringed musical instrument
MANDRAKE n pl. -S a European herb
MANDREL n pl. -S a shaft on which a tool is mounted
MANDRIL n pl. -S mandrel
MANDRILL n pl. -S a large baboon
MANE n pl. -S the long hair growing on and about the neck of some animals MANED, MANELESS adj
MANEGE n pl. -S the art of training and riding horses
MANEUVER v -ED, -ING, -S to change the position of for a specific purpose
MANFUL adj courageous MANFULLY adv
MANGABEY n pl. -BEYS a long-tailed monkey
MANGABY n pl. -BIES mangabey
MANGANIC adj containing manganese (a metallic element)
MANGE n pl. -S a skin disease of domestic animals
MANGEL n pl. -S a variety of beet
MANGER n pl. -S a trough or box from which horses or cattle eat
MANGEY adj MANGIER, MANGIEST mangy
MANGIER comparative of mangy
MANGIEST superlative of mangy
MANGILY adv in a mangy manner
MANGLE v -GLED, -GLING, -GLES to cut, slash, or crush so as to disfigure
MANGLER n pl. -S one that mangles
MANGO n pl. -GOES or -GOS an edible tropical fruit
MANGOLD n pl. -S mangel
MANGONEL n pl. -S a medieval military device for hurling stones
MANGROVE n pl. -S a tropical tree or shrub
MANGY adj MANGIER, MANGIEST affected with mange
MANHOLE n pl. -S a hole providing entrance to an underground or enclosed structure
MANHOOD n pl. -S the state of being a man
MANHUNT n pl. -S an intensive search for a person
MANIA n pl. -S an excessive interest or enthusiasm
MANIAC n pl. -S an insane person MANIACAL adj
MANIC n pl. -S one that is affected with mania
MANICURE v -CURED, -CURING, -CURES to trim and polish the fingernails of
MANIFEST v -ED, -ING, -S to show clearly
MANIFOLD v -ED, -ING, -S to make several copies of
MANIHOT n pl. -S a tropical plant
MANIKIN n pl. -S an anatomical model of the human body
MANILA n pl. -S a strong paper
MANILLA n pl. -S manila
MANILLE n pl. -S the second highest trump in certain card games
MANIOC n pl. -S a tropical plant
MANIOCA n pl. -S manioc
MANIPLE n pl. -S a silk band worn on the left arm as a vestment
MANITO n pl. -TOS manitou
MANITOU n pl. -S an Algonquian Indian deity
MANITU n pl. -S manitou
MANKIND n pl. MANKIND the human race
MANLESS adj destitute of men
MANLIKE adj resembling a man
MANLY adj -LIER, -LIEST having the qualities of a man MANLILY adv
MANMADE adj made by man
MANNA n pl. -S divinely supplied food
MANNAN n pl. -S a type of sugar
MANNED past tense of man
MANNER n pl. -S a way of acting MANNERED adj
MANNERLY adj polite
MANNIKIN n pl. -S manikin
MANNING present participle of man
MANNISH adj resembling or characteristic of a man
MANNITE n pl. -S mannitol MANNITIC adj
MANNITOL n pl. -S an alcohol
MANNOSE n pl. -S a type of sugar
MANO n pl. -NOS a stone used for grinding foods
MANOR n pl. -S a landed estate or territorial unit MANORIAL adj
MANPACK adj designed to be carried by one person
MANPOWER n pl. -S the number of men available for service
MANQUE adj frustrated in the fulfillment of one's aspirations
MANROPE n pl. -S a rope used as a handrail
MANSARD n pl. -S a type of roof
MANSE n pl. -S a clergyman's house
MANSION n pl. -S a large, impressive house
MANTA n pl. -S a cotton fabric
MANTEAU n pl. -TEAUS or -TEAUX a loose cloak
MANTEL n pl. -S a shelf above a fireplace
MANTELET n pl. -S a mobile screen used to protect soldiers
MANTES a pl. of mantis
MANTIC adj having powers of prophecy
MANTID n pl. -S mantis
MANTILLA n pl. -S a woman's scarf
MANTIS n pl. -TISES or -TES a predatory insect
MANTISSA n pl. -S the decimal part of a logarithm
MANTLE v -TLED, -TLING, -TLES to cloak
MANTLET n pl. -S mantelet
MANTLING n pl. -S an ornamental cloth
MANTRA n pl. -S a mystical formula of prayer or incantation in Hinduism MANTRIC adj
MANTRAP n pl. -S a trap for catching men
MANTUA n pl. -S a woman's gown
MANUAL n pl. -S a small reference book
MANUALLY adv by means of the hands
MANUARY adj involving the hands
MANUBRIA n/pl handle-shaped anatomical parts
MANUMIT v -MITTED, -MITTING, -MITS to free from slavery
MANURE v -NURED, -NURING, -NURES to fertilize with manure (animal excrement)
MANURER n pl. -S one that manures
MANURIAL adj of or pertaining to manure
MANURING present participle of manure
MANUS n pl. MANUS the end of the forelimb in vertebrates
MANWARD adv toward man
MANWARDS adv manward
MANWISE adv in a manner characteristic of man
MANY adj MORE, MOST consisting of or amounting to a large number
MANYFOLD adv by many times
MAP v MAPPED, MAPPING, MAPS to delineate on a map (a representation of a region)
MAPLE n pl. -S a hardwood tree
MAPLIKE adj resembling a map
MAPMAKER n pl. -S one that makes maps
MAPPABLE adj capable of being mapped
MAPPED past tense of map
MAPPER n pl. -S one that maps
MAPPING n pl. -S a mathematical correspondence
MAQUETTE n pl. -S a small preliminary model
MAQUI n pl. -S maquis
MAQUIS n pl. MAQUIS a thick underbrush
MAR v MARRED, MARRING, MARS to detract from the perfection or wholeness of
MARABOU n pl. -S an African stork
MARABOUT n pl. -S a marabou
MARACA n pl. -S a percussion instrument
MARANTA n pl. -S a tropical plant
MARASCA n pl. -S a wild cherry
MARASMUS n pl. -ES a wasting away of the body MARASMIC adj
MARATHON n pl. -S a long-distance race
MARAUD v -ED, -ING, -S to rove in search of booty
MARAUDER n pl. -S one that marauds
MARAVEDI n pl. -S a former coin of Spain
MARBLE v -BLED, -BLING, -BLES to give a mottled appearance to
MARBLER n pl. -S one that marbles
MARBLING n pl. -S an intermixture of fat and lean in meat
MARBLY adj -BLIER, -BLIEST mottled
MARC n pl. -S the residue remaining after a fruit has been pressed
MARCATO adv with strong accentuation -- used as a musical direction
MARCEL v -CELLED, -CELLING, -CELS to make a deep, soft wave in the hair
MARCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to walk in a formal military manner
MARCHEN n pl. MARCHEN a folktale
MARCHER n pl. -S one that marches
MARCHESA n pl. -CHESE the wife or widow of a marchese
MARCHESE n pl. -CHESI an Italian nobleman
MARE n pl. -RIA a dark area on the surface of the moon or Mars
MARE n pl. -S a mature female horse
MAREMMA n pl. -REMME a marshy coastal region
MARENGO adj served with a sauce of mushrooms, tomatoes, oil, and wine
MARGARIC adj pearly
MARGARIN n pl. -S a butter substitute
MARGAY n pl. -GAYS a small American wildcat
MARGE n pl. -S a margin
MARGENT v -ED, -ING, -S to margin
MARGIN v -ED, -ING, -S to provide with a margin (a border)
MARGINAL adj of or pertaining to a margin
MARGRAVE n pl. -S the military governor of a medieval German border province
MARIA pl. of mare
MARIACHI n pl. -S a Mexican musical band
MARIGOLD n pl. -S a flowering plant
MARIMBA n pl. -S a percussion instrument
MARINA n pl. -S a docking area for small boats
MARINADE v -NADED, -NADING, -NADES to marinate
MARINARA n pl. -S a seasoned tomato sauce
MARINATE v -NATED, -NATING, -NATES to soak in a seasoned liquid before cooking
MARINE n pl. -S a soldier trained for service at sea and on land
MARINER n pl. -S a sailor
MARIPOSA n pl. -S a flowering plant
MARISH n pl. -ES a marsh
MARITAL adj pertaining to marriage
MARITIME adj pertaining to navigation or commerce on the sea
MARJORAM n pl. -S fragrant herb
MARK v -ED, -ING, -S to make a visible impression on
MARKDOWN n pl. -S a reduction in price
MARKEDLY adv in an evident manner
MARKER n pl. -S one that marks
MARKET v -ED, -ING, -S to offer for sale
MARKETER n pl. -S one that markets
MARKHOOR n pl. -S markhor
MARKHOR n pl. -S a wild goat
MARKING n pl. -S a pattern of marks
MARKKA n pl. -KAA or -KAS a monetary unit of Finland
MARKSMAN n pl. -MEN a person skillful at hitting a target
MARKUP n pl. -S an increase in price
MARL v -ED, -ING, -S to fertilize with marl (an earthy deposit containing lime, clay, and sand)
MARLIER comparative of marly
MARLIEST superlative of marly
MARLIN n pl. -S a marine game fish
MARLINE n pl. -S a rope used on a ship
MARLING n pl. -S marline
MARLITE n pl. -S a type of marl MARLITIC adj
MARLY adj MARLIER, MARLIEST abounding with marl
MARMITE n pl. -S a large soup kettle
MARMOSET n pl. -S a small monkey
MARMOT n pl. -S a burrowing rodent
MAROCAIN n pl. -S a light crinkled fabric
MAROON v -ED, -ING, -S to abandon in an isolated place
MARPLOT n pl. -S one that ruins a plan by meddling
MARQUE n pl. -S reprisal
MARQUEE n pl. -S a rooflike structure projecting over an entrance
MARQUESS n pl. -ES marquis
MARQUIS n pl. -ES a European nobleman
MARQUISE n pl. -S the wife or widow of a marquis
MARRAM n pl. -S a beach grass
MARRANO n pl. -NOS a Jew in Spain who professed Christianity to avoid persecution
MARRED past tense of mar
MARRER n pl. -S one that mars
MARRIAGE n pl. -S the legal union of a man and woman
MARRIED n pl. -S one who has entered into marriage
MARRIER n pl. -S one that marries
MARRIES present 3d person sing. of marry
MARRING present participle of mar
MARRON n pl. -S a variety of chestnut
MARROW v -ED, -ING, -S to marry
MARROWY adj pithy
MARRY v -RIED, -RYING, -RIES to enter into marriage
MARSALA n pl. -S a Sicilian wine
MARSE n pl. -S master
MARSH n pl. -ES a tract of low, wet land
MARSHAL v -ED, -ING, -S to put in proper order
MARSHALL v -ED, -ING, -S to marshal
MARSHY adj MARSHIER, MARSHIEST resembling a marsh
MARSUPIA n/pl abdominal pouches of certain mammals
MART v -ED, -ING, -S to market
MARTAGON n pl. -S a flowering plant
MARTELLO n pl. -LOS a circular fort
MARTEN n pl. -S a carnivorous mammal
MARTIAL adj pertaining to war
MARTIAN n pl. -S a supposed inhabitant of the planet Mars
MARTIN n pl. -S a small bird
MARTINET n pl. -S one who demands rigid adherence to rules
MARTINI n pl. -S an alcoholic beverage
MARTLET n pl. -S a martin
MARTYR v -ED, -ING, -S to put to death for adhering to a belief
MARTYRLY adj resembling a martyr
MARTYRY n pl. -TYRIES a shrine erected in honor of a martyred person
MARVEL v -VELED, -VELING, -VELS or -VELLED, -VELLING, -VELS to be filled with wonder or astonishment
MARVY adj marvelous
MARYJANE n pl. -S marijuana
MARZIPAN n pl. -S an almond candy
MASCARA v -ED, -ING, -S to color the eyelashes or eyebrows with a cosmetic
MASCON n pl. -S a concentration of dense mass beneath the moon's surface
MASCOT n pl. -S a person, animal, or object believed to bring good luck
MASER n pl. -S a device for amplifying electrical impulses
MASH v -ED, -ING, -ES to reduce to a pulpy mass
MASHER n pl. -S one that mashes
MASHIE n pl. -S a golf club
MASHY n pl. MASHIES mashie
MASJID n pl. -S a mosque
MASK v -ED, -ING, -S to cover with a mask (a covering used to disguise the face) MASKABLE adj
MASKEG n pl. -S muskeg
MASKER n pl. -S one that wears a mask
MASKING n pl. -S a piece of scenery used to conceal parts of a stage from the audience
MASKLIKE adj suggestive of a mask
MASON v -ED, -ING, -S to build with stone or brick
MASONIC adj pertaining to masonry
MASONRY n pl. -RIES a structure built of stone or brick
MASQUE n pl. -S a dramatic entertainment formerly popular in England
MASQUER n pl. -S masker
MASS v -ED, -ING, -ES to assemble in a mass (a body of coherent matter)
MASSA n pl. -S master
MASSACRE v -CRED, -CRING, -CRES to kill indiscriminately
MASSAGE v -SAGED, -SAGING, -SAGES to manipulate parts of the body for remedial or hygienic purposes
MASSAGER n pl. -S one that massages
MASSCULT n pl. -S culture as popularized by the mass media
MASSE n pl. -S a type of shot in billiards
MASSEDLY adv in a massed manner
MASSETER n pl. -S a muscle that raises the lower jaw
MASSEUR n pl. -S a man who massages
MASSEUSE n pl. -S a woman who massages
MASSICOT n pl. -S a yellow pigment
MASSIER comparative of massy
MASSIEST superlative of massy
MASSIF n pl. -S a principal mountain mass
MASSIVE adj of considerable size
MASSLESS adj having no mass
MASSY adj MASSIER, MASSIEST massive
MAST v -ED, -ING, -S to provide with a mast (a long pole on a ship that supports the sails and rigging)
MASTABA n pl. -S an ancient Egyptian tomb
MASTABAH n pl. -S mastaba
MASTER v -ED, -ING, -S to become skilled in
MASTERLY adj very skillful
MASTERY n pl. -TERIES superior knowledge or skill
MASTHEAD v -ED, -ING, -S to raise to the top of a mast
MASTIC n pl. -S an aromatic resin
MASTICHE n pl. -S mastic
MASTIFF n pl. -S a large, short-haired dog
MASTITIS n pl. -TITIDES inflammation of the breast MASTITIC adj
MASTIX n pl. -ES mastic
MASTLESS adj having no mast
MASTLIKE adj resembling a mast
MASTODON n pl. -S an extinct elephant-like mammal
MASTOID n pl. -S the rear portion of the temporal bone
MASURIUM n pl. -S a metallic element
MAT v MATTED, MATTING, MATS to pack down so as to form a dense mass
MATADOR n pl. -S the bullfighter who kills the bull in a bullfight
MATAMBALA a pl. of tambala
MATCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to set in competition or opposition
MATCHBOX n pl. -ES a small box
MATCHER n pl. -S one that matches
MATCHUP n pl. -S a setting of two players against each other
MATE v MATED, MATING, MATES to join as mates (partners in a union)
MATELESS adj having no mate
MATELOT n pl. -S sailor
MATELOTE n pl. -S a fish stew
MATER n pl. MATERS or MATRES mother
MATERIAL n pl. -S the substance of which anything is or may be composed
MATERIEL n pl. -S the aggregate of equipment and supplies used by an organization
MATERNAL adj pertaining to a mother
MATESHIP n pl. -S the state of being a mate
MATEY n pl. -EYS a friend
MATH n pl. -S mathematics
MATILDA n pl. -S a hobo's bundle
MATIN n pl. -S a morning song, as of birds
MATINAL adj pertaining to the morning
MATINEE n pl. -S a daytime performance
MATINESS n pl. -ES friendliness
MATING n pl. -S the period during which a seasonal-breeding animal can mate
MATLESS adj having no mats (small floor coverings)
MATRASS n pl. -ES a long-necked glass vessel
MATRES a pl. of mater
MATRIX n pl. -TRICES or -TRIXES something within which something else originates or develops
MATRON n pl. -S a married woman of established social position MATRONAL, MATRONLY adj
MATSAH n pl. -S matzo
MATT v -ED, -ING, -S to matte
MATTE v MATTED, MATTING, MATTES to produce a dull finish on
MATTED past tense of mat, matt, and matte
MATTEDLY adv in a tangled manner
MATTER v -ED, -ING, -S to be of importance
MATTERY adj producing pus
MATTIN n pl. -S matin
MATTING n pl. -S a woven fabric used as a floor covering
MATTOCK n pl. -S a digging tool
MATTOID n pl. -S a mentally unbalanced person
MATTRASS n pl. -ES matrass
MATTRESS n pl. -ES a large pad filled with resilient material used on or as a bed
MATURATE v -RATED, -RATING, -RATES to mature
MATURE adj -TURER, -TUREST fully developed MATURELY adv
MATURE v -TURED, -TURING, -TURES to make or become mature
MATURITY n pl. -TIES the state of being mature
MATZA n pl. -S matzo
MATZAH n pl. -S matzo
MATZO n pl. -ZOS, -ZOT, or -ZOTH an unleavened bread
MATZOH n pl. -S matzo
MATZOON n pl. -S a food made from milk
MATZOT a pl. of matzo
MATZOTH a pl. of matzo
MAUD n pl. -S a Scottish gray and black plaid
MAUDLIN adj excessively emotional
MAUGER prep maugre
MAUGRE prep in spite of
MAUL v -ED, -ING, -S to injure by beating
MAULER n pl. -S one that mauls
MAUMET n pl. -S an idol
MAUMETRY n pl. -RIES idolatry
MAUN v must -- MAUN is the only form of this verb; it cannot be conjugated
MAUND n pl. -S an Asian unit of weight
MAUNDER v -ED, -ING, -S to talk incoherently
MAUNDY n pl. -DIES the religious ceremony of washing the feet of the poor
MAUSOLEA n/pl large, stately tombs
MAUT n pl. -S malt
MAUVE n pl. -S a purple color
MAVEN n pl. -S 1. mavin 2. this game's artificial intelligence, by Brian Sheppard
MAVERICK n pl. -S an unbranded range animal
MAVIE n pl. -S mavis
MAVIN n pl. -S an expert
MAVIS n pl. -VISES a songbird
MAW v MAWED, MAWN, MAWING, MAWS to mow
MAWKISH adj offensively sentimental
MAX n pl. -ES maximum
MAXI n pl. -S a long skirt or coat
MAXICOAT n pl. -S a long coat
MAXILLA n pl. -LAE or -LAS the upper jaw or jawbone
MAXIM n pl. -S a brief statement of a general truth or principle
MAXIMA a pl. of maximum
MAXIMAL n pl. -S an element of a mathematical set that is followed by no other
MAXIMIN n pl. -S the maximum of a set of minima
MAXIMISE v -MISED, -MISING, -MISES to maximize
MAXIMITE n pl. -S a powerful explosive
MAXIMIZE v -MIZED, -MIZING, -MIZES to make as great as possible
MAXIMUM n pl. -MUMS or -MA the greatest possible amount, quantity, or degree
MAXIXE n pl. -S a Brazilian dance
MAXWELL n pl. -S a unit of magnetic flux
MAY v -ED, -ING, -S to gather flowers in the spring
MAY v present 2d person sing. MAY, MAYEST, or MAYST, past tense MIGHT -- used as an auxiliary to express permission
MAYA n pl. -S the power to produce illusions, in Hindu philosophy MAYAN adj
MAYAPPLE n pl. -S a perennial herb
MAYBE n pl. -S an uncertainty
MAYBUSH n pl. -ES a flowering shrub
MAYDAY n pl. -DAYS a radio distress call
MAYEST a present 2d person sing. of may
MAYFLY n pl. -FLIES a winged insect
MAYHAP adv maybe
MAYHEM n pl. -S the offense of willfully maiming a person
MAYING n pl. -S the gathering of spring flowers
MAYO n pl. -YOS mayonnaise
MAYOR n pl. -S the chief executive official of a city or borough MAYORAL adj
MAYORESS n pl. -ES a female mayor
MAYPOLE n pl. -S a decorated pole used in a spring celebration
MAYPOP n pl. -S a flowering vine
MAYST a present 2d person sing. of may
MAYVIN n pl. -S mavin
MAYWEED n pl. -S a malodorous weed
MAZAEDIA n/pl spore-producing organs of certain lichens
MAZARD n pl. -S the head or face
MAZE v MAZED, MAZING, MAZES to bewilder MAZEDLY adv
MAZELIKE adj mazy
MAZER n pl. -S a large drinking bowl
MAZIER comparative of mazy
MAZIEST superlative of mazy
MAZILY adv in a mazy manner
MAZINESS n pl. -ES the quality of being mazy
MAZING present participle of maze
MAZOURKA n pl. -S mazurka
MAZUMA n pl. -S money
MAZURKA n pl. -S a Polish dance
MAZY adj MAZIER, MAZIEST full of confusing turns and passages
MAZZARD n pl. -S a wild cherry
MBIRA n pl. -S an African musical instrument
ME pron the objective case of the pronoun I
MEAD n pl. -S an alcoholic beverage
MEADOW n pl. -S a tract of grassland MEADOWY adj
MEAGER adj deficient in quantity or quality MEAGERLY adv
MEAGRE adj meager MEAGRELY adv
MEAL n pl. -S the food served and eaten in one sitting
MEALIE n pl. -S an ear of corn
MEALIER comparative of mealy
MEALIEST superlative of mealy
MEALLESS adj lacking a meal
MEALTIME n pl. -S the usual time for a meal
MEALWORM n pl. -S the destructive larva of certain beetles
MEALY adj MEALIER, MEALIEST soft, dry, and friable
MEALYBUG n pl. -S a destructive insect
MEAN adj MEANER, MEANEST inferior in grade, quality, or character
MEAN v MEANT, MEANING, MEANS to intend
MEANDER v -ED, -ING, -S to wander
MEANER n pl. -S one that means
MEANIE n pl. -S a nasty person
MEANIES pl. of meany
MEANING n pl. -S something that one intends to convey by language
MEANLY adv in a mean manner
MEANNESS n pl. -ES the state of being mean
MEANT past tense of mean
MEANTIME n pl. -S the intervening time
MEANY n pl. MEANIES meanie
MEASLE n pl. -S a tapeworm larva MEASLED adj
MEASLY adj -SLIER, -SLIEST meager
MEASURE v -SURED, -SURING, -SURES to ascertain the dimensions, quantity, or capacity of
MEASURER n pl. -S one that measures
MEAT n pl. -S animal flesh used as food MEATED adj
MEATAL adj pertaining to a meatus
MEATBALL n pl. -S a small ball of chopped meat
MEATHEAD n pl. -S a dolt
MEATIER comparative of meaty
MEATIEST superlative of meaty
MEATILY adv in a meaty manner
MEATLESS adj having no meat
MEATLOAF n pl. -LOAVES a baked loaf of ground meat
MEATMAN n pl. -MEN a vendor of meat
MEATUS n pl. -ES a natural body passage
MEATY adj MEATIER, MEATIEST full of meat
MECCA n pl. -S a place visited by many people
MECHANIC n pl. -S a person who works with machines
MECONIUM n pl. -S the first fecal excretion of a newborn child
MED adj medical
MEDAKA n pl. -S a Japanese fish
MEDAL v -ALED, -ALING, -ALS or -ALLED, -ALLING, -ALS to honor with a medal (a commemorative piece of metal)
MEDALIST n pl. -S a person to whom a medal has been awarded
MEDALLIC adj of or pertaining to a medal
MEDALLING a present participle of medal
MEDDLE v -DLED, -DLING, -DLES to interest oneself in what is not one's concern
MEDDLER n pl. -S one that meddles
MEDEVAC v -VACKED, -VACKING, -VACS to evacuate the wounded from a battlefield by helicopter
MEDFLY n pl. -FLIES a Mediterranean fruit fly
MEDIA n pl. -DIAE the middle layer of a blood or lymph vessel
MEDIA n pl. -S a channel of communication
MEDIACY n pl. -CIES the act of mediating
MEDIAD adv toward the middle of a body or part
MEDIAL n pl. -S a sound, syllable, or letter in the middle of a word
MEDIALLY adv in a central manner
MEDIAN n pl. -S a central part
MEDIANLY adv medially
MEDIANT n pl. -S a type of musical tone
MEDIATE pl. of media
MEDIATE v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES to act between disputing parties in order to bring about a settlement
MEDIATOR n pl. -S one that mediates
MEDIC n pl. -S one engaged in medical work
MEDICAID n pl. -S a type of governmental health program
MEDICAL n pl. -S a physical examination
MEDICARE n pl. -S a type of governmental health program
MEDICATE v -CATED, -CATING, -CATES to treat with medicine
MEDICINE v -CINED, -CINING, -CINES to administer medicine (a substance used in the treatment of disease) to
MEDICK n pl. -S a flowering plant
MEDICO n pl. -COS a doctor or medical student
MEDIEVAL n pl. -S a person belonging to the Middle Ages
MEDII pl. of medius
MEDINA n pl. -S the native quarter of a North African city
MEDIOCRE adj neither good nor bad
MEDITATE v -TATED, -TATING, -TATES to ponder
MEDIUM n pl. -DIA or -DIUMS a surrounding environment in which something functions and thrives
MEDIUS n pl. -DII the middle finger
MEDLAR n pl. -S a Eurasian tree
MEDLEY n pl. -LEYS a mixture
MEDULLA n pl. -LAS or -LAE the central tissue in the stems of certain plants MEDULLAR adj
MEDUSA n pl. -SAE or -SAS a jellyfish MEDUSAL adj
MEDUSAN n pl. -S medusa
MEDUSOID n pl. -S medusa
MEED n pl. -S a deserved reward
MEEK adj MEEKER, MEEKEST lacking in spirit and courage MEEKLY adv
MEEKNESS n pl. -ES the quality of being meek
MEERKAT n pl. -S an African mongoose
MEET v MET, MEETING, MEETS to come into the company or presence of
MEETER n pl. -S one that meets
MEETING n pl. -S an assembly for a common purpose
MEETLY adv suitably
MEETNESS n pl. -ES suitability
MEGABAR n pl. -S a unit of pressure
MEGABIT n pl. -S a unit of computer information
MEGABUCK n pl. -S one million dollars
MEGABYTE n pl. -S 1,048,576 bytes
MEGACITY n pl. -CITIES a very large city
MEGADEAL n pl. -S a business deal involving a lot of money
MEGADOSE n pl. -S an abnormally large dose
MEGADYNE n pl. -S a unit of force
MEGAHIT n pl. -S something extremely successful
MEGALITH n pl. -S a huge stone used in prehistoric monuments
MEGALOPS n pl. -LOPSES a larval stage of most crabs
MEGAPOD n pl. -S megapode
MEGAPODE n pl. -S a large-footed bird
MEGASS n pl. -ES a bagasse
MEGASSE n pl. -S megass
MEGASTAR n pl. -S an extremely successful performer
MEGATON n pl. -S a unit of explosive force
MEGAVOLT n pl. -S a unit of electromotive force
MEGAWATT n pl. -S a unit of power
MEGILLAH n pl. -S a long, involved story
MEGILP n pl. -S a substance with which pigments are mixed in painting
MEGILPH n pl. -S megilp
MEGOHM n pl. -S a unit of electrical resistance
MEGRIM n pl. -S a migraine
MEIKLE adj large
MEINIE n pl. -S meiny
MEINY n pl. -NIES a retinue
MEIOSIS n pl. -OSES a type of cell division MEIOTIC adj
MEL n pl. -S honey
MELAMED n pl. -LAMDIM a teacher in a Jewish school
MELAMINE n pl. -S a chemical compound
MELANGE n pl. -S a mixture
MELANIAN adj pertaining to dark pigmentation
MELANIC n pl. -S one who is affected with melanism
MELANIN n pl. -S a dark pigment
MELANISM n pl. -S abnormally dark pigmentation of the skin
MELANIST n pl. -S a melanic
MELANITE n pl. -S a black variety of garnet
MELANIZE v -NIZED, -NIZING, -NIZES to make dark
MELANOID n pl. -S a dark pigment
MELANOMA n pl. -MAS or -MATA a darkly pigmented tumor
MELANOUS adj having dark skin and hair
MELD v -ED, -ING, -S to blend
MELDER n pl. -S the amount of grain ground at one time
MELEE n pl. -S a confused struggle
MELIC adj pertaining to song
MELILITE n pl. -S a mineral group
MELILOT n pl. -S a flowering plant
MELINITE n pl. -S a powerful explosive
MELISMA n pl. -MAS or -MATA melodic embellishment
MELL v -ED, -ING, -S to mix
MELLIFIC adj producing honey
MELLOW adj -LOWER, -LOWEST soft and full-flavored from ripeness MELLOWLY adv
MELLOW v -ED, -ING, -S to make or become mellow
MELODEON n pl. -S a musical instrument
MELODIA n pl. -S a type of organ stop
MELODIC adj pertaining to melody
MELODICA n pl. -S a harmonica with a small keyboard at one end
MELODIES pl. of melody
MELODISE v -DISED, -DISING, -DISES to melodize
MELODIST n pl. -S a composer of melodies
MELODIZE v -DIZED, -DIZING, -DIZES to compose a melody
MELODY n pl. -DIES an agreeable succession of musical sounds
MELOID n pl. -S a type of beetle
MELON n pl. -S any of various gourds
MELT v -ED, -ING, -S to change from a solid to a liquid state by heat MELTABLE adj
MELTAGE n pl. -S the process of melting
MELTDOWN n pl. -S the melting of the core of a nuclear reactor
MELTER n pl. -S one that melts
MELTON n pl. -S a heavy woolen fabric
MEM n pl. -S a Hebrew letter
MEMBER n pl. -S a distinct part of a whole MEMBERED adj
MEMBRANE n pl. -S a thin, pliable layer of tissue
MEMENTO n pl. -TOS or -TOES something that serves as a reminder of the past
MEMO n pl. MEMOS a note designating something to be remembered
MEMOIR n pl. -S a biography
MEMORIAL n pl. -S something that serves as a remembrance of a person or event
MEMORISE v -ISED, -ISING, -ISES memorize
MEMORIZE v -RIZED, -RIZING, -RIZES to commit to memory
MEMORY n pl. -RIES the mental faculty of retaining and recalling past experience
MEMSAHIB n pl. -S a European woman living in colonial India
MEN pl. of man
MENACE v -ACED, -ACING, -ACES to theaten
MENACER n pl. -S one that menaces
MENAD n pl. -S maenad
MENAGE n pl. -S a household
MENARCHE n pl. -S the first occurrence of menstruation
MENAZON n pl. -S an insecticide
MEND v -ED, -ING, -S to repair MENDABLE adj
MENDER n pl. -S one that mends
MENDIGO n pl. -GOS a freshwater fish
MENDING n pl. -S an accumulation of articles to be mended
MENFOLK n/pl the men of a family or community
MENFOLKS n/pl menfolk
MENHADEN n pl. -S a marine fish
MENHIR n pl. -S a prehistoric monument
MENIAL n pl. -S a domestic servant
MENIALLY adv in a servile manner
MENINX n pl. -NINGES any of the membranes enclosing the brain and spinal cord
MENISCUS n pl. -CI or -CUSES a crescent-shaped body MENISCAL adj
MENO adv less -- used as a musical direction
MENOLOGY n pl. -GIES an ecclesiastical calendar
MENORAH n pl. -S a candleholder used in Jewish worship
MENSA n pl. -SAS or -SAE the grinding surface of a tooth
MENSAL adj pertaining to or used at the table
MENSCH n pl. MENSCHES or MENSCHEN an admirable person
MENSE v MENSED, MENSING, MENSES to do honor to
MENSEFUL adj proper
MENSTRUA n/pl solvents
MENSURAL adj pertaining to measure
MENSWEAR n pl. -S clothing for men
MENTA pl. of mentum
MENTAL adj pertaining to the mind MENTALLY adv
MENTHENE n pl. -S a liquid hydrocarbon
MENTHOL n pl. -S an alcohol
MENTION v -ED, -ING, -S to refer to in a casual manner
MENTOR v -ED, -ING, -S to serve as a friend and teacher to
MENTUM n pl. -TA the chin
MENU n pl. -S a list of the dishes available in a restaurant
MEOU v -ED, -ING, -S meow
MEOW v -ED, -ING, -S to make the crying sound of a cat
MEPHITIS n pl. -TISES an offensive odor MEPHITIC adj
MERCAPTO adj containing a particular chemical group
MERCER n pl. -S a dealer in textiles
MERCERY n pl. -CERIES a mercer's shop
MERCHANT v -ED, -ING, -S to buy and sell goods for profit
MERCIES pl. of mercy
MERCIFUL adj full of mercy
MERCURY n pl. -RIES a metallic element MERCURIC adj
MERCY n pl. -CIES compassion shown to an offender or enemy
MERE adj MERER, MEREST being nothing more than MERELY adv
MERE n pl. -S a pond or lake
MERENGUE n pl. -S a ballroom dance
MERGE v MERGED, MERGING, MERGES to combine
MERGENCE n pl. -S the act of merging
MERGER n pl. -S the union of two or more businesses into a single enterprise
MERGING present participle of merge
MERIDIAN n pl. -S a circle around the earth passing through both poles
MERINGUE n pl. -S a topping for pastries
MERINO n pl. -NOS a fine wool
MERISIS n pl. MERISES growth
MERISTEM n pl. -S formative plant tissue
MERISTIC adj made up of segments
MERIT v -ED, -ING, -S to earn
MERK n pl. -S a former coin of Scotland
MERL n pl. -S merle
MERLE n pl. -S a blackbird
MERLIN n pl. -S a European falcon
MERLON n pl. -S the solid part of an indented parapet
MERLOT n pl. -S a dry red wine
MERMAID n pl. -S a legendary marine creature
MERMAN n pl. -MEN a legendary marine creature
MEROPIA n pl. -S partial blindness MEROPIC adj
MERRY adj -RIER, -RIEST cheerful MERRILY adv
MESA n pl. -S a land formation having a flat top and steep sides
MESALLY adv medially
MESARCH adj originating in a mesic habitat
MESCAL n pl. -S a cactus
MESDAMES pl. of madame
MESEEMS v MESEEMED, MESEEMETH, MESEEMS past tense MESEEMED present 3d person sing. MESEEMETH it seems to me -- MESEEMS is an impersonal verb and is used only in the 3d person sing.
MESH v -ED, -ING, -ES to entangle
MESHIER comparative of meshy
MESHIEST superlative of meshy
MESHUGA adj crazy
MESHUGAH adj meshuga
MESHUGGA adj meshuga
MESHUGGE adj meshuga
MESHWORK n pl. -S a network
MESHY adj MESHIER, MESHIEST netty
MESIAL adj situated in the middle MESIALLY adv
MESIAN adj mesial
MESIC adj characterized by a medium supply of moisture
MESMERIC adj pertaining to hypnotism
MESNALTY n pl. -TIES a type of feudal estate
MESNE n pl. -S a feudal lord holding land from a superior
MESOCARP n pl. -S the middle layer of a pericarp
MESODERM n pl. -S the middle germ layer of an embryo
MESOGLEA n pl. -S a gelatinous material in sponges
MESOMERE n pl. -S an embryonic segment
MESON n pl. -S a subatomic particle MESONIC adj
MESOPHYL n pl. -S the soft tissue of a leaf
MESOSOME n pl. -S a specialized cellular part
MESOTRON n pl. -S a meson
MESQUIT n pl. -S mesquite
MESQUITE n pl. -S a spiny tree or shrub
MESS v -ED, -ING, -ES to make dirty or untidy
MESSAGE v -SAGED, -SAGING, -SAGES to send as a message (an oral, written, or signaled communication)
MESSAN n pl. -S a lapdog
MESSIAH n pl. -S an expected liberator
MESSIER comparative of messy
MESSIEST superlative of messy
MESSIEURS pl. of monsieur
MESSILY adv in a messy manner
MESSMAN n pl. -MEN a serviceman who works in a dining facility
MESSMATE n pl. -S a person with whom one eats regularly
MESSUAGE n pl. -S a dwelling house with its adjacent buildings and land
MESSY adj MESSIER, MESSIEST dirty or untidy
MESTEE n pl. -S mustee
MESTESO n pl. -SOS or -SOES mestizo
MESTINO n pl. -NOS or -NOES mestizo
MESTIZA n pl. -S a female mestizo
MESTIZO n pl. -ZOS or -ZOES a person of mixed ancestry
MET past tense of meet
META adj pertaining to positions in a benzene ring separated by one carbon atom
METAGE n pl. -S an official measurement of weight or contents
METAL v -ALED, -ALING, -ALS or -ALLED, -ALLING, -ALS to cover with metal (any of various ductile, fusible, and lustrous substances)
METALISE v -ISED, -ISING, -ISES to metalize
METALIST n pl. -S one who works with metals
METALIZE v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES to treat with metal
METALLED a past tense of metal
METALLIC n pl. -S a fabric or yarn made of or coated with metal
METALLING a present participle of metal
METAMER n pl. -S a type of chemical compound
METAMERE n pl. -S a somite
METAPHOR n pl. -S a type of figure of speech
METATE n pl. -S a stone used for grinding grains
METAZOAN n pl. -S any of a major division of multicellular animals METAZOAL, METAZOIC adj
METAZOON n pl. -ZOA a metazoan
METE v METED, METING, METES to distribute by measure
METEOR n pl. -S a small celestial body that enters the earth's atmosphere METEORIC adj
METEPA n pl. -S a chemical compound
METER v -ED, -ING, -S to measure by mechanical means
METERAGE n pl. -S the process of metering
METH n pl. -S a stimulant drug
METHADON n pl. -S a narcotic drug
METHANE n pl. -S a flammable gas
METHANOL n pl. -S a toxic alcohol
METHINKS v past tense METHOUGHT it seems to me -- METHINKS is an impersonal verb and is used only in the 3d person sing.
METHOD n pl. -S a means of procedure
METHODIC adj systematic
METHOUGHT past tense of methinks
METHOXY adj containing a certain chemical group
METHOXYL adj methoxy
METHYL n pl. -S a univalent radical METHYLIC adj
METHYLAL n pl. -S a flammable liquid
METICAL n pl. -CAIS or -CALS a monetary unit of Mozambique
METIER n pl. -S a vocation
METING present participle of mete
METIS n pl. METIS a person of mixed ancestry
METISSE n pl. -S a female metis
METONYM n pl. -S a word used in metonymy
METONYMY n pl. -MIES a type of figure of speech
METOPE n pl. -PES or -PAE a space between two triglyphs
METOPIC adj pertaining to the forehead
METOPON n pl. -S a narcotic drug
METRE v -TRED, -TRING, -TRES to meter
METRIC n pl. -S a standard of measurement
METRICAL adj pertaining to or composed in a system of arranged and measured rhythm
METRIFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to compose in metrical form
METRING present participle of metre
METRIST n pl. -S one who metrifies
METRITIS n pl. -TISES inflammation of the uterus
METRO n pl. -ROS a subway
METTLE n pl. -S quality of character METTLED adj
METUMP n pl. -S a tumpline
MEUNIERE adj cooked in browned butter
MEW v -ED, -ING, -S to confine
MEWL v -ED, -ING, -S to whimper
MEWLER n pl. -S one that mewls
MEZCAL n pl. -S mescal
MEZE n pl. -S a Greek or Middle Eastern appetizer
MEZEREON n pl. -S a flowering shrub
MEZEREUM n pl. -S mezereon
MEZQUIT n pl. -S mesquite
MEZQUITE n pl. -S mesquite
MEZUZA n pl. -S mezuzah
MEZUZAH n pl. -ZAHS, -ZOT, or -ZOTH a Judaic scroll
MEZZO n pl. -ZOS a female voice of a full, deep quality
MHO n pl. MHOS a unit of electrical conductance
MI n pl. -S the third tone of the diatonic musical scale
MIAOU v -ED, -ING, -S to meow
MIAOW v -ED, -ING, -S to meow
MIASM n pl. -S miasma
MIASMA n pl. -MAS or -MATA a noxious vapor MIASMAL, MIASMIC adj
MIAUL v -ED, -ING, -S to meow
MIB n pl. -S a type of playing marble
MICA n pl. -S a mineral
MICAWBER n pl. -S a person who remains hopeful despite adversity
MICE pl. of mouse
MICELL n pl. -S micelle
MICELLA n pl. -LAE micelle
MICELLE n pl. -S a coherent strand or structure in a fiber MICELLAR adj
MICHE v MICHED, MICHING, MICHES to skulk
MICKEY n pl. -EYS a drugged drink
MICKLE adj -LER, -LEST large
MICKLE n pl. -S a large amount
MICRA a pl. of micron
MICRIFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to make small
MICRO adj very small
MICRO n pl. -S microcomputer
MICROBAR n pl. -S a unit of atmospheric pressure
MICROBE n pl. -S a minute life form MICROBIC adj
MICROBUS n pl. -BUSES or -BUSSES a small bus
MICRODOT n pl. -S a copy of printed matter reduced to the size of a dot
MICROHM n pl. -S a unit of electrical resistance
MICROLUX n pl. -LUXES or -LUCES a unit of illumination
MICROMHO n pl. -S a unit of electrical conductance
MICRON n pl. -CRONS or -CRA a unit of length
MICRURGY n pl. -GIES the use of minute tools under high magnification
MID n pl. -S the middle
MIDAIR n pl. -S a region in the middle of the air
MIDBRAIN n pl. -S the middle region of the brain
MIDCULT n pl. -S middle-class culture
MIDDAY n pl. -DAYS the middle of the day
MIDDEN n pl. -S a dunghill
MIDDIES pl. of middy
MIDDLE v -DLED, -DLING, -DLES to place in the middle (the area or point equidistant from extremes or limits)
MIDDLER n pl. -S a student in an intermediate grade
MIDDLING n pl. -S a cut of pork
MIDDY n pl. -DIES a loosely fitting blouse
MIDFIELD n pl. -S the middle portion of a playing field
MIDGE n pl. -S a small winged insect
MIDGET n pl. -S a very small person
MIDGUT n pl. -S the middle part of the embryonic digestive tract
MIDI n pl. -S a skirt or coat that extends to the middle of the calf
MIDIRON n pl. -S a golf club
MIDLAND n pl. -S the middle part of a country
MIDLEG n pl. -S the middle of the leg
MIDLIFE n pl. -LIVES middle age
MIDLINE n pl. -S a median line
MIDMONTH n pl. -S the middle of the month
MIDMOST n pl. -S a part exactly in the middle
MIDNIGHT n pl. -S the middle of the night
MIDNOON n pl. -S midday
MIDPOINT n pl. -S a point at the middle
MIDRANGE n pl. -S the middle of a range
MIDRASH n pl. -RASHIM or -RASHOTH an early Jewish interpretation of a biblical text
MIDRIB n pl. -S the central vein of a leaf
MIDRIFF n pl. -S the middle part of the body
MIDSHIP adj pertaining to the middle of a ship
MIDSHIPS adv toward the middle of a ship
MIDSIZE adj of intermediate size
MIDSIZED adj midsize
MIDSOLE n pl. -S a middle layer of the sole of a shoe
MIDSPACE n pl. -S the middle of a space
MIDST n pl. -S the middle
MIDSTORY n pl. -RIES the middle of a story
MIDTERM n pl. -S an examination given in the middle of an academic semester
MIDTOWN n pl. -S the central part of a city
MIDWATCH n pl. -ES a watch on a ship between midnight and 4 A.M.
MIDWAY n pl. -WAYS an avenue at a fair or carnival for concessions and amusements
MIDWEEK n pl. -S the middle of the week
MIDWIFE v -WIFED, -WIFING, -WIFES or -WIVED, -WIVING, -WIVES to assist a woman in childbirth
MIDYEAR n pl. -S the middle of the year
MIEN n pl. -S demeanor
MIFF v -ED, -ING, -S to annoy
MIFFY adj MIFFIER, MIFFIEST easily annoyed
MIG n pl. -S a type of playing marble
MIGG n pl. -S mig
MIGGLE n pl. -S a mig
MIGHT n pl. -S strength
MIGHTY adj MIGHTIER, MIGHTIEST strong MIGHTILY adv
MIGNON n pl. -S a cut of beef
MIGNONNE adj daintily small
MIGRAINE n pl. -S a severe headache
MIGRANT n pl. -S one that migrates
MIGRATE v -GRATED, -GRATING, -GRATES to move from one region to another
MIGRATOR n pl. -S a migrant
MIHRAB n pl. -S a niche in a mosque
MIJNHEER n pl. -S mynheer
MIKADO n pl. -DOS an emperor of Japan
MIKE v MIKED, MIKING, MIKES to amplify or record by use of a microphone
MIKRON n pl. -KRONS or -KRA micron
MIKVAH n pl. -VAHS or -VOTH a place for ritual bathing by Orthodox Jews
MIKVEH n pl. -S mikvah
MIL n pl. -S a unit of length
MILADI n pl. -S milady
MILADY n pl. -DIES an English gentlewoman
MILAGE n pl. -S mileage
MILCH adj giving milk
MILCHIG adj made of or derived from milk
MILD adj MILDER, MILDEST not harsh or rough
MILDEN v -ED, -ING, -S to make or become mild
MILDEW v -ED, -ING, -S to affect with mildew (a whitish growth produced by fungi)
MILDEWY adj affected with or resembling mildew
MILDLY adj in a mild manner
MILDNESS n pl. -ES the quality of being mild
MILE n pl. -S a unit of distance
MILEAGE n pl. -S total distance expressed in miles
MILEPOST n pl. -S a post indicating distance in miles
MILER n pl. -S one that runs a mile race
MILESIMO n pl. -MOS a former monetary unit of Chile
MILFOIL n pl. -S a perennial herb
MILIA pl. of milium
MILIARIA n pl. -S a skin disease
MILIARY adj made up of many small projections
MILIEU n pl. -LIEUS or -LIEUX environment
MILITANT n pl. -S a person who is aggressively engaged in a cause
MILITARY n pl. -TARIES armed forces
MILITATE v -TATED, -TATING, -TATES to have influence or effect
MILITIA n pl. -S a citizen army
MILIUM n pl. -IA a small, whitish lump in the skin
MILK v -ED, -ING, -S to draw milk (a whitish, nutritious liquid) from the udder of
MILKER n pl. -S one that milks
MILKFISH n pl. -ES a marine food fish
MILKIER comparative of milky
MILKIEST superlative of milky
MILKILY adv in a milky manner
MILKMAID n pl. -S a woman who milks cows
MILKMAN n pl. -MEN a man who sells or delivers milk
MILKSHED n pl. -S a region supplying milk to a particular community
MILKSOP n pl. -S an effeminate man
MILKWEED n pl. -S a plant that secretes a milky juice
MILKWOOD n pl. -S a tropical tree
MILKWORT n pl. -S a flowering plant
MILKY adj MILKIER, MILKIEST resembling or suggestive of milk
MILL v -ED, -ING, -S to grind by mechanical means MILLABLE adj
MILLAGE n pl. -S a type of monetary rate
MILLCAKE n pl. -S a residue from pressed linseed
MILLDAM n pl. -S a dam built to form a millpond
MILLE n pl. -S a thousand
MILLEPED n pl. -S milliped
MILLER n pl. -S one that mills
MILLET n pl. -S a cereal grass
MILLIARD n pl. -S a billion
MILLIARE n pl. -S a unit of area
MILLIARY n pl. -ARIES an ancient Roman milestone
MILLIBAR n pl. -S a unit of atmospheric pressure
MILLIEME n pl. -S unit of value of Egypt and Sudan
MILLIER n pl. -S a unit of weight
MILLIGAL n pl. -S a unit of acceleration
MILLILUX n pl. -LUXES or -LUCES a unit of illumination
MILLIME n pl. -S a coin of Tunisia
MILLIMHO n pl. -MHOS a unit of electrical conductance
MILLINE n pl. -S a unit of advertising space
MILLINER n pl. -S one who makes or sells women's hats
MILLING n pl. -S a corrugated edge on a coin
MILLIOHM n pl. -S a unit of electrical resistance
MILLION n pl. -S a number
MILLIPED n pl. -S a multi-legged arthropod
MILLIREM n pl. -S a quantity of ionizing radiation
MILLPOND n pl. -S a pond for supplying water to run a mill wheel (a type of waterwheel)
MILLRACE n pl. -S the current of water that drives a mill wheel
MILLRUN n pl. -S a millrace
MILLWORK n pl. -S woodwork produced by milling
MILNEB n pl. -S a fungicide
MILO n pl. -LOS a cereal grass
MILORD n pl. -S an English gentleman
MILPA n pl. -S a field that is cleared from a jungle for farming purposes
MILREIS n pl. MILREIS a former monetary unit of Portugal
MILT v -ED, -ING, -S to impregnate with milt (fish sperm)
MILTER n pl. -S a male fish at breeding time
MILTY adj MILTIER, MILTIEST full of milt
MIM adj primly demure
MIMBAR n pl. -S a pulpit in a mosque
MIME v MIMED, MIMING, MIMES to mimic
MIMEO v -ED, -ING, -S to make copies of by use of a mimeograph
MIMER n pl. -S one that mimes
MIMESIS n pl. -SISES mimicry MIMETIC adj
MIMETITE n pl. -S an ore of lead
MIMIC v -ICKED, -ICKING, -ICS to imitate closely
MIMICAL adj of the nature of mimicry
MIMICKER n pl. -S one that mimics
MIMICKING present participle of mimic
MIMICRY n pl. -RIES an instance of mimicking
MIMING present participle of mime
MIMOSA n pl. -S a tropical plant
MINA n pl. -NAS or -NAE an ancient unit of weight and value
MINABLE adj capable of being mined
MINACITY n pl. -TIES the state of being threatening
MINAE a pl. of mina
MINARET n pl. -S a slender tower attached to a mosque
MINATORY adj threatening
MINCE v MINCED, MINCING, MINCES to cut into very small pieces
MINCER n pl. -S one that minces
MINCY adj MINCIER, MINCIEST affectedly dainty
MIND v -ED, -ING, -S to heed
MINDER n pl. -S one that minds
MINDFUL adj heedful
MINDLESS adj lacking intelligence
MINDSET n pl. -S a fixed mental attitude
MINE v MINED, MINING, MINES to dig into for valuable materials
MINEABLE adj minable
MINER n pl. -S one that mines
MINERAL n pl. -S a naturally occurring inorganic substance having a characteristic set of physical properties
MINGIER comparative of mingy
MINGIEST superlative of mingy
MINGLE v -GLED, -GLING, -GLES to mix together
MINGLER n pl. -S one that mingles
MINGY adj -GIER, -GIEST mean and stingy
MINI n pl. -S something distinctively smaller than others of its kind
MINIBIKE n pl. -S a small motorcycle
MINIBUS n pl. -BUSES or -BUSSES a small bus
MINICAB n pl. -S a small taxicab
MINICAMP n pl. -S a short training camp for football players
MINICAR n pl. -S a small automobile
MINIFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to make small or smaller
MINIKIN n pl. -S a small or dainty creature
MINILAB n pl. -S a retail outlet offering rapid on-site film development
MINIM n pl. -S a unit of liquid measure
MINIMA a pl. of minimum
MINIMAL n pl. -S an element of a mathematical set that precedes all others
MINIMAX n pl. -ES the minimum of a set of maxima
MINIMILL n pl. -S a small-scale steel mill
MINIMISE v -MISED, -MISING, -MISES to minimize
MINIMIZE v -MIZED, -MIZING, -MIZES to make as small as possible
MINIMUM n pl. -MUMS or -MA the least possible amount, quantity, or degree
MINING n pl. -S the process or business of working mines (excavations in the earth)
MINION n pl. -S a servile follower
MINIPARK n pl. -S a small city park
MINISH v -ED, -ING, -ES to diminish
MINISKI n pl. -S a short ski
MINISTER v -ED, -ING, -S to give aid or service
MINISTRY n pl. -TRIES the act of ministering
MINIUM n pl. -S a red pigment
MINIVAN n pl. -S a small van
MINIVER n pl. -S a white fur
MINK n pl. -S a carnivorous mammal
MINKE n pl. -S a small whale
MINNOW n pl. -S a small fish
MINNY n pl. -NIES minnow
MINOR v -ED, -ING, -S to pursue a specific subordinate course of study
MINORCA n pl. -S any of a breed of large domestic fowls
MINORITY n pl. -TIES the smaller number or part
MINSTER n pl. -S a large or important church
MINSTREL n pl. -S a medieval musician
MINT v -ED, -ING, -S to produce by stamping metal, as coins
MINTAGE n pl. -S the act of minting
MINTER n pl. -S one that mints
MINTY adj MINTIER, MINTIEST having the flavor mint (an aromatic herb)
MINUEND n pl. -S a number from which another is to be subtracted
MINUET n pl. -S a slow, stately dance
MINUS n pl. -ES a negative quantity
MINUTE adj -NUTER, -NUTEST very small MINUTELY adv
MINUTE v -UTED, -UTING, -UTES to make a brief note of
MINUTIA n pl. -TIAE a small detail MINUTIAL adj
MINUTING present participle of minute
MINX n pl. -ES a pert girl MINXISH adj
MINYAN n pl. -YANS or -YANIM the minimum number required to be present for the conduct of a Jewish service
MIOSIS n pl. -OSES excessive contraction of the pupil of the eye
MIOTIC n pl. -S an agent that causes miosis
MIQUELET n pl. -S a former Spanish or French soldier
MIR n pl. MIRS or MIRI a Russian peasant commune
MIRACLE n pl. -S an event ascribed to supernatural or divine origin
MIRADOR n pl. -S an architectural feature designed to afford an extensive view
MIRAGE n pl. -S a type of optical illusion
MIRE v MIRED, MIRING, MIRES to cause to stick in swampy ground
MIREX n pl. -ES an insecticide
MIRI a pl. of mir
MIRIER comparative of miry
MIRIEST superlative of miry
MIRINESS n pl. -ES the state of being miry
MIRING present participle of mire
MIRK adj MIRKER, MIRKEST murk
MIRK n pl. -S murk
MIRKY adj MIRKIER, MIRKIEST murky MIRKILY adv
MIRLITON n pl. -S a chayote
MIRROR v -ED, -ING, -S to reflect an image of
MIRTH n pl. -S spirited gaiety MIRTHFUL adj
MIRY adj MIRIER, MIRIEST swampy
MIRZA n pl. -S a Persian title of honor
MISACT v -ED, -ING, -S to act badly
MISADAPT v -ED, -ING, -S to adapt wrongly
MISADD v -ED, -ING, -S to add incorrectly
MISAGENT n pl. -S a bad agent
MISAIM v -ED, -ING, -S to aim badly
MISALIGN v -ED, -ING, -S to align improperly
MISALLY v -LIED, -LYING, -LIES to ally badly
MISALTER v -ED, -ING, -S to alter wrongly
MISANDRY n pl. -DRIES hatred of men
MISAPPLY v -PLIED, -PLYING, -PLIES to apply wrongly
MISASSAY v -ED, -ING, -S to attempt unsuccessfully
MISATE past tense of miseat
MISATONE v -ATONED, -ATONING, -ATONES to atone wrongly
MISAVER v -AVERRED, -AVERRING, -AVERS to speak erroneously
MISAWARD v -ED, -ING, -S to award wrongly
MISBEGIN v -GAN, -GUN, -GINNING, -GINS to begin wrongly
MISBEGOT adj born out of wedlock
MISBIAS v -ASED, -ASING, -ASES or -ASSED, -ASSING, -ASSES to bias wrongly
MISBILL v -ED, -ING, -S to bill wrongly
MISBIND v -BOUND, -BINDING, -BINDS to bind imperfectly
MISBRAND v -ED, -ING, -S to brand incorrectly
MISBUILD v -BUILT, -BUILDING, -BUILDS to build imperfectly
MISCALL v -ED, -ING, -S to call by a wrong name
MISCARRY v -RIED, -RYING, -RIES to be unsuccessful
MISCAST v -CAST, -CASTING, -CASTS to cast in an unsuitable role
MISCHIEF n pl. -S action that causes irritation, harm, or trouble
MISCIBLE adj capable of being mixed
MISCITE v -CITED, -CITING, -CITES to misquote
MISCLAIM v -ED, -ING, -S to claim wrongfully
MISCLASS v -ED, -ING, -ES to put in the wrong class
MISCODE v -CODED, -CODING, -CODES to code wrongly
MISCOIN v -ED, -ING, -S to coin improperly
MISCOLOR v -ED, -ING, -S to color incorrectly
MISCOOK v -ED, -ING, -S to cook badly
MISCOPY v -COPIED, -COPYING, -COPIES to copy incorrectly
MISCOUNT v -ED, -ING, -S to count incorrectly
MISCUE v -CUED, -CUING, -CUES to make a faulty stroke in billiards
MISCUT v -CUT, -CUTTING, -CUTS to cut incorrectly
MISDATE v -DATED, -DATING, -DATES to date incorrectly
MISDEAL v -DEALT, -DEALING, -DEALS to deal cards incorrectly
MISDEED n pl. -S an evil act
MISDEEM v -ED, -ING, -S to judge unfavorably
MISDIAL v -DIALED, -DIALING, -DIALS or -DIALLED, -DIALLING, -DIALS to dial wrongly
MISDO v -DID, -DONE, -DOING, -DOES to do wrongly
MISDOER n pl. -S one that misdoes
MISDOING n pl. -S an instance of doing wrong
MISDONE past participle of misdo
MISDOUBT v -ED, -ING, -S to doubt
MISDRAW v -DREW, -DRAWN, -DRAWING, -DRAWS to draw incorrectly
MISDRIVE v -DROVE, -DRIVEN, -DRIVING, -DRIVES to drive wrongly or improperly
MISE n pl. -S an agreement or settlement
MISEASE n pl. -S discomfort
MISEAT v -ATE, -EATEN, -EATING, -EATS to eat improperly
MISEDIT v -ED, -ING, -S to edit incorrectly
MISENROL v -ROLLED, -ROLLING, -ROLS to misenroll
MISENROLL v -ED, -ING, -S to enroll improperly
MISENTER v -ED, -ING, -S to enter erroneously
MISENTRY n pl. -TRIES an erroneous entry
MISER n pl. -S one who hoards money greedily
MISERERE n pl. -S a part of a church seat
MISERLY adj characteristic of a miser
MISERY n pl. -ERIES a state of great suffering
MISEVENT n pl. -S a mishap
MISFAITH n pl. -S lack of faith; disbelief
MISFIELD v -ED, -ING, -S to field badly
MISFILE v -FILED, -FILING, -FILES to file in the wrong place
MISFIRE v -FIRED, -FIRING, -FIRES to fail to fire
MISFIT v -FITTED, -FITTING, -FITS to fit badly
MISFOCUS v -CUSED, -CUSING, -CUSES or -CUSSED, -CUSSING, -CUSSES to focus badly
MISFORM v -ED, -ING, -S to misshape
MISFRAME v -FRAMED, -FRAMING, -FRAMES to frame badly
MISGAUGE v -GAUGED, -GAUGING, -GAUGES to gauge wrongly or inaccurately
MISGIVE v -GAVE, -GIVEN, -GIVING, -GIVES to make doubtful or fearful
MISGRADE v -GRADED, -GRADING, -GRADES to grade incorrectly
MISGRAFT v -ED, -ING, -S to graft wrongly
MISGROW v -GREW, -GROWN, -GROWING, -GROWS to grow abnormally
MISGUESS v -ED, -ING, -ES to guess wrongly
MISGUIDE v -GUIDED, -GUIDING, -GUIDES to guide wrongly
MISHAP n pl. -S an unfortunate accident
MISHEAR v -HEARD, -HEARING, -HEARS to hear incorrectly
MISHIT v -HIT, -HITTING, -HITS to hit poorly
MISHMASH n pl. -ES a confused mixture
MISHMOSH n pl. -ES mishmash
MISINFER v -FERRED, -FERRING, -FERS to infer wrongly
MISINTER v -TERRED, -TERRING, -TERS to inter improperly
MISJOIN v -ED, -ING, -S to join improperly
MISJUDGE v -JUDGED, -JUDGING, -JUDGES to judge wrongly
MISKAL n pl. -S an Oriental unit of weight
MISKEEP v -KEPT, -KEEPING, -KEEPS to keep wrongly
MISKICK v -ED, -ING, -S to kick badly
MISKNOW v -KNEW, -KNOWN, -KNOWING, -KNOWS to fail to understand or recognize
MISLABEL v -BELED, -BELING, -BELS or -BELLED, -BELLING, -BELS to label incorrectly or falsely
MISLABOR v -ED, -ING, -S to labor badly
MISLAIN past participle of mislie
MISLAY v -LAID, -LAYING, -LAYS to put in a forgotten place
MISLAYER n pl. -S one that mislays
MISLEAD v -LED, -LEADING, -LEADS to lead astray
MISLEARN v -LEARNED or -LEARNT, -LEARNING, -LEARNS to learn wrongly
MISLIE v -LAY, -LAIN, -LYING, -LIES to lie in a wrong position
MISLIGHT v -LIGHTED or -LIT, -LIGHTING, -LIGHTS to lead astray by its light
MISLIKE v -LIKED, -LIKING, -LIKES to dislike
MISLIKER n pl. -S one that mislikes
MISLIT a past tense of mislight
MISLIVE v -LIVED, -LIVING, -LIVES to live a bad life
MISLODGE v -LODGED, -LODGING, -LODGES to lodge in a wrong place
MISLYING present participle of mislie
MISMAKE v -MADE, -MAKING, -MAKES to make incorrectly
MISMARK v -ED, -ING, -S to mark wrongly
MISMATCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to match badly
MISMATE v -MATED, -MATING, -MATES to mate unsuitably
MISMEET v -MET, -MEETING, -MEETS to meet under unfortunate circumstances
MISMOVE v -MOVED, -MOVING, -MOVES to move wrongly
MISNAME v -NAMED, -NAMING, -NAMES to call by a wrong name
MISNOMER n pl. -S a name wrongly used
MISO n pl. -SOS a type of food paste
MISOGAMY n pl. -MIES a hatred of marriage
MISOGYNY n pl. -NIES a hatred of women
MISOLOGY n pl. -GIES a hatred of debate or reasoning
MISORDER v -ED, -ING, -S to order incorrectly
MISPAGE v -PAGED, -PAGING, -PAGES to page incorrectly
MISPAINT v -ED, -ING, -S to paint wrongly
MISPARSE v -PARSED, -PARSING, -PARSES to parse incorrectly
MISPART v -ED, -ING, -S to part badly
MISPATCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to patch badly
MISPEN v -PENNED, -PENNING, -PENS to write incorrectly
MISPLACE v -PLACED, -PLACING, -PLACES to put in a wrong place
MISPLAN v -PLANNED, -PLANNING, -PLANS to plan badly
MISPLANT v -ED, -ING, -S to plant wrongly
MISPLAY v -ED, -ING, -S to make a bad play in a game
MISPLEAD v -PLEADED or -PLED, -PLEADING, -PLEADS to plead wrongly or falsely
MISPOINT v -ED, -ING, -S to point improperly
MISPOISE v -POISED, -POISING, -POISES to poise incorrectly
MISPRICE v PRICED, -PRICING, PRICES to price incorrectly
MISPRINT v -ED, -ING, -S to print incorrectly
MISPRIZE v -PRIZED, -PRIZING, -PRIZES to despise
MISQUOTE v -QUOTED, -QUOTING, -QUOTES to quote incorrectly
MISRAISE v -RAISED, -RAISING, -RAISES to raise wrongly
MISRATE v -RATED, -RATING, -RATES to rate incorrectly
MISREAD v -READ, -READING, -READS to read incorrectly
MISREFER v -FERRED, -FERRING, -FERS to refer incorrectly
MISRELY v -LIED, -LYING, -LIES to rely wrongly
MISROUTE v -ROUTED, -ROUTING, -ROUTES to route incorrectly
MISRULE v -RULED, -RULING, -RULES to rule unwisely or unjustly
MISS v -ED, -ING, -ES to fail to make contact with
MISSABLE adj able to be missed
MISSAL n pl. -S a prayer book
MISSAY v -SAID, -SAYING, -SAYS to say incorrectly
MISSEAT v -ED, -ING, -S to seat wrongly
MISSEL n pl. -S a European thrush
MISSEND v -SENT, -SENDING, -SENDS to send incorrectly
MISSENSE n pl. -S a form of genetic mutation
MISSET v -SET, -SETTING, -SETS to set incorrectly
MISSHAPE v -SHAPED, -SHAPEN, -SHAPING, -SHAPES to shape badly
MISSHOD adj improperly shod
MISSIES pl. of missy
MISSILE n pl. -S an object or weapon that is thrown or projected
MISSILRY n pl. -RIES the science of designing and operating guided missiles
MISSION v -ED, -ING, -S to send to perform a specific task
MISSIS n pl. -SISES a wife
MISSIVE n pl. -S a written communication
MISSORT v -ED, -ING, -S to sort badly or improperly
MISSOUND v -ED, -ING, -S to sound wrongly
MISSOUT n pl. -S a losing throw of dice
MISSPACE v -SPACED, -SPACING, -SPACES to space incorrectly
MISSPEAK v -SPOKE, -SPOKEN, -SPEAKING, -SPEAKS to speak incorrectly
MISSPELL v -SPELLED or -SPELT, -SPELLING, -SPELLS to spell incorrectly
MISSPEND v -SPENT, -SPENDING, -SPENDS to spend wrongly
MISSPOKE past tense of misspeak
MISSPOKEN past participle of misspeak
MISSTART v -ED, -ING, -S to start off badly
MISSTATE v -STATED, -STATING, -STATES to state wrongly
MISSTEER v -ED, -ING, -S to steer wrongly
MISSTEP n pl. -S a false step
MISSTOP v -STOPPED, -STOPPING, -STOPS to stop wrongly
MISSTYLE v -STYLED, -STYLING, -STYLES to style or call wrongly
MISSUIT v -ED, -ING, -S to suit badly
MISSUS n pl. -ES missis
MISSY n pl. MISSIES a young girl
MIST v -ED, -ING, -S to become blurry
MISTAKE v -TOOK or -TEUK, -TAKEN, -TAKING, -TAKES to interpret wrongly
MISTAKER n pl. -S one that mistakes
MISTBOW n pl. -S a fogbow
MISTEACH v -TAUGHT, -TEACHING, -TEACHES to teach wrongly or badly
MISTEND v -ED, -ING, -S to tend to improperly
MISTER n pl. -S sir
MISTERM v -ED, -ING, -S to call by a wrong name
MISTEUK a past tense of mistake
MISTHINK v -THOUGHT, -THINKING, -THINKS to think wrongly
MISTHROW v -THREW, -THROWN, -THROWING, -THROWS to throw errantly
MISTIER comparative of misty
MISTIEST superlative of misty
MISTILY adv in a misty manner
MISTIME v -TIMED, -TIMING, -TIMES to time wrongly
MISTITLE v -TLED, -TLING, -TLES to call by a wrong title
MISTOOK a past tense of mistake
MISTOUCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to touch improperly
MISTRACE v -TRACED, -TRACING, -TRACES to trace wrongly
MISTRAIN v -ED, -ING, -S to train improperly
MISTRAL n pl. -S a cold, dry wind
MISTREAT v -ED, -ING, -S to treat badly
MISTRESS n pl. -ES a woman in a position of authority
MISTRIAL n pl. -S a trial made invalid because of some error in procedure
MISTRUST v -ED, -ING, -S to distrust
MISTRUTH n pl. -S a lie
MISTRYST v -ED, -ING, -S to fail to keep an appointment with
MISTUNE v -TUNED, -TUNING, -TUNES to tune incorrectly
MISTUTOR v -ED, -ING, -S to instruct or bring up badly
MISTY adj MISTIER, MISTIEST blurry
MISTYPE v -TYPED, -TYPING, -TYPES to type incorrectly
MISUNION n pl. -S a bad union
MISUSAGE n pl. -S incorrect use
MISUSE v -USED, -USING, -USES to use incorrectly
MISUSER n pl. -S one that misuses
MISVALUE v -UED, -UING, -UES to value incorrectly
MISWORD v -ED, -ING, -S to word wrongly
MISWRITE v -WROTE or -WRIT, -WRITTEN, -WRITING, -WRITES to write incorrectly
MISYOKE v -YOKED, -YOKING, -YOKES to yoke improperly
MITE n pl. -S a small arachnid
MITER v -ED, -ING, -S to raise to the rank of a bishop
MITERER n pl. -S one that miters
MITHER n pl. -S mother
MITICIDE n pl. -S a substance used to kill mites
MITIER comparative of mity
MITIEST superlative of mity
MITIGATE v -GATED, -GATING, -GATES to make less severe
MITIS n pl. -TISES a type of wrought iron
MITOGEN n pl. -S a substance that induces mitosis
MITOSIS n pl. -TOSES a type of cell division MITOTIC adj
MITRAL adj pertaining to a valve of the heart
MITRE v -TRED, -TRING, -TRES to miter
MITSVAH n pl. -VAHS or -VOTH mitzvah
MITT n pl. -S a type of baseball glove
MITTEN n pl. -S a type of covering for the hand
MITTIMUS n pl. -ES a warrant committing a person to prison
MITY adj MITIER, MITIEST infested with mites
MITZVAH n pl. -VAHS or -VOTH a commandment of Jewish law
MIX v MIXED or MIXT, MIXING, MIXES to put together into one mass MIXABLE, MIXIBLE adj
MIXER n pl. -S one that mixes
MIXOLOGY n pl. -GIES the art of making mixed drinks
MIXT a past tense of mix
MIXTURE n pl. -S something produced by mixing
MIXUP n pl. -S a state of confusion
MIZEN n pl. -S mizzen
MIZZEN n pl. -S a type of sail
MIZZLE v -ZLED, -ZLING, -ZLES to rain in fine droplets
MIZZLY adj characterized by a fine rain
MM interj -- used to express assent or satisfaction
MNEMONIC n pl. -S a device to assist the memory
MO n pl. MOS a moment
MOA n pl. -S an extinct flightless bird
MOAN v -ED, -ING, -S to utter a low, mournful sound
MOANER n pl. -S one that moans
MOANFUL adj moaning
MOAT v -ED, -ING, -S to surround with a moat (a water-filled trench)
MOATLIKE adj suggestive of a moat
MOB v MOBBED, MOBBING, MOBS to crowd about
MOBBER n pl. -S one that mobs
MOBBISH adj characteristic of a mob (a disorderly crowd of people)
MOBCAP n pl. -S a woman's cap
MOBILE n pl. -S a form of sculpture
MOBILISE v -LISED, -LISING, -LISES to mobilize
MOBILITY n pl. -TIES the ability to move
MOBILIZE v -LIZED, -LIZING, -LIZES to put into movement
MOBLED adj wrapped in or as if in a hood
MOBOCRAT n pl. -S a supporter of mob rule
MOBSTER n pl. -S a gangster
MOC n pl. -S a moccasin
MOCCASIN n pl. -S a type of shoe
MOCHA n pl. -S a choice, pungent coffee
MOCHILA n pl. -S a leather covering for a saddle
MOCK v -ED, -ING, -S to ridicule MOCKABLE adj
MOCKER n pl. -S one that mocks
MOCKERY n pl. -ERIES the act of mocking
MOCKUP n pl. -S a full-sized model
MOD n pl. -S one who wears boldly stylish clothes
MODAL adj pertaining to a mode MODALLY adv
MODALITY n pl. -TIES the state of being modal
MODE n pl. -S a method of doing or acting
MODEL v -ELED, -ELING, -ELS or -ELLED, -ELLING, -ELS to plan or form after a pattern
MODELER n pl. -S one that models
MODELING n pl. -S the treatment of volume in sculpture
MODELIST n pl. -S one who makes models
MODELLED a past tense of model
MODELLER n pl. -S modeler
MODELLING a present participle of model
MODEM n pl. -S a device for converting signals from one form to another
MODERATE v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES to make less extreme
MODERATO n pl. -TOS a musical passage played at a medium tempo
MODERN adj -ERNER, -ERNEST pertaining to present or recent time MODERNLY adv
MODERN n pl. -S a person of modern times or views
MODERNE adj pretentiously modern
MODEST adj -ESTER, -ESTEST having a moderate regard for oneself MODESTLY adv
MODESTY n pl. -TIES the quality of being modest
MODI pl. of modus
MODICUM n pl. -CA or -CUMS a small amount
MODIFIER n pl. -S one that modifies
MODIFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to change in form or character
MODIOLUS n pl. -LI a bony shaft of the inner ear
MODISH adj stylish MODISHLY adv
MODISTE n pl. -S a dealer in stylish women's clothing
MODULAR adj pertaining to a module
MODULATE v -LATED, -LATING, -LATES to adjust to a certain proportion
MODULE n pl. -S a standard of measurement
MODULO adv with respect to a modulus
MODULUS n pl. -LI a number that produces the same remainder when divided into each of two numbers
MODUS n pl. -DI a mode
MOFETTE n pl. -S a noxious emanation from a fissure in the earth
MOFFETTE n pl. -S mofette
MOG v MOGGED, MOGGING, MOGS to move away
MOGGIE n pl. -S moggy
MOGGY n pl. -GIES a cat
MOGUL n pl. -S an important person
MOHAIR n pl. -S the long, silky hair of the Angora goat
MOHEL n pl. -HALIM, -HELIM, -HELM or -HELS a person who performs Jewish ritual circumcisions
MOHUR n pl. -S a former gold coin of India
MOIDORE n pl. -S a former gold coin of Portugal
MOIETY n pl. -ETIES a half
MOIL v -ED, -ING, -S to work hard
MOILER n pl. -S one that moils
MOIRA n pl. -RAI fate or destiny, in ancient Greek religion
MOIRE n pl. -S a fabric having a wavy pattern
MOIST adj MOISTER, MOISTEST slightly wet
MOISTEN v -ED, -ING, -S to make or become moist
MOISTFUL adj moist
MOISTLY adv in a moist manner
MOISTURE n pl. -S condensed or diffused liquid
MOJARRA n pl. -S a marine fish
MOJO n pl. -JOS or -JOES a magic charm
MOKE n pl. -S a donkey
MOL n pl. -S mole
MOLA n pl. -S a marine fish
MOLAL adj pertaining to a mole
MOLALITY n pl. -TIES the number of moles of solute per liter of solvent
MOLAR n pl. -S a grinding tooth
MOLARITY n pl. -TIES the number of moles of solute per liter of solution
MOLASSES n pl. -LASSESES a thick syrup
MOLD v -ED, -ING, -S to work into a particular shape MOLDABLE adj
MOLDER v -ED, -ING, -S to turn to dust by natural decay
MOLDIER comparative of moldy
MOLDIEST superlative of moldy
MOLDING n pl. -S a long, narrow strip used to decorate a surface
MOLDWARP n pl. -S a burrowing mammal
MOLDY adj MOLDIER, MOLDIEST musty
MOLE n pl. -S the quantity of a compound that has a weight equal to the compound's molecular weight
MOLECULE n pl. -S the smallest physical unit of an element
MOLEHILL n pl. -S a small mound of earth
MOLESKIN n pl. -S a cotton fabric
MOLEST v -ED, -ING, -S to disturb or annoy
MOLESTER n pl. -S one that molests
MOLIES pl. of moly
MOLINE adj having arms forked and curved at the ends -- used of a heraldic cross
MOLL n pl. -S a gangster's girlfriend
MOLLAH n pl. -S mullah
MOLLIE n pl. -S a tropical fish
MOLLIES pl. of molly
MOLLIFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to soothe
MOLLUSC n pl. -S mollusk
MOLLUSK n pl. -S any of a phylum of soft-bodied invertebrates
MOLLY n pl. -LIES mollie
MOLOCH n pl. -S a spiny lizard
MOLT v -ED, -ING, -S to cast off an outer covering
MOLTEN adj made liquid by heat MOLTENLY adv
MOLTER n pl. -S one that molts
MOLTO adv very -- used in musical directions
MOLY n pl. -LIES a wild garlic
MOLYBDIC adj pertaining to a certain metallic element
MOM n pl. -S mother
MOME n pl. -S a fool
MOMENT n pl. -S a brief period of time
MOMENTA a pl. of momentum
MOMENTLY adv from moment to moment
MOMENTO n pl. -TOS or -TOES memento
MOMENTUM n pl. -TA or -TUMS force of movement
MOMI a pl. of momus
MOMISM n pl. -S an excessive dependence on mothers
MOMMA n pl. -S mother
MOMMY n pl. -MIES mother
MOMSER n pl. -S a bastard
MOMUS n pl. -MUSES or -MI a carping person
MOMZER n pl. -S momser
MON n pl. MEN man
MONACHAL adj pertaining to monks
MONACID n pl. -S monoacid
MONAD n pl. -S a single-celled organism MONADAL, MONADIC adj
MONADES pl. of monas
MONADISM n pl. -S a philosophical doctrine
MONANDRY n pl. -DRIES the condition of having one husband at a time
MONARCH n pl. -S an absolute ruler
MONARCHY n pl. -CHIES rule by a monarch
MONARDA n pl. -S an aromatic herb
MONAS n pl. MONADES a monad
MONASTIC n pl. -S a monk
MONAURAL adj pertaining to sound transmission, recording, or reproduction involving a single transmission path
MONAXIAL adj having one axis
MONAXON n pl. -S a straight spicule in sponges
MONAZITE n pl. -S a mineral
MONDE n pl. -S the world
MONDO n pl. -DOS a rapid question and answer technique employed in Zen Buddhism
MONECIAN adj having both male and female sex organs in the same individual
MONELLIN n pl. -S a protein extracted from a West African red berry
MONERAN n pl. -S a cellular organism that does not have a distinct nucleus
MONETARY adj pertaining to money
MONETISE v -TISED, -TISING, -TISES to monetize
MONETIZE v -TIZED, -TIZING, -TIZES to coin into money
MONEY n pl. MONEYS or MONIES an official medium of exchange and measure of value
MONEYBAG n pl. -S a bag for holding money
MONEYED adj having much money
MONEYER n pl. -S one that coins money
MONEYMAN n pl. -MEN a person who invests large sums of money
MONGEESE a pl. of mongoose
MONGER v -ED, -ING, -S to peddle
MONGO n pl. -GOS mungo
MONGOE n pl. -S mungo
MONGOL n pl. -S a person affected with a form of mental deficiency
MONGOOSE n pl. -GOOSES or -GEESE a carnivorous mammal
MONGREL n pl. -S an animal or plant of mixed breed
MONGST prep amongst
MONICKER n pl. -S moniker
MONIE adj many
MONIED adj moneyed
MONIES a pl. of money
MONIKER n pl. -S a name
MONISH v -ED, -ING, -ES to warn
MONISM n pl. -S a philosophical theory
MONIST n pl. -S an adherent of monism MONISTIC adj
MONITION n pl. -S a warning
MONITIVE adj giving warning
MONITOR v -ED, -ING, -S to keep track of
MONITORY n pl. -RIES a letter of warning
MONK n pl. -S a man who is a member of a secluded religious order
MONKERY n pl. -ERIES the mode of life of monks
MONKEY v -ED, -ING, -S to mimic
MONKFISH n pl. -ES a marine fish
MONKHOOD n pl. -S the state of being a monk
MONKISH adj pertaining to monks
MONO n pl. MONOS an infectious disease
MONOACID n pl. -S a type of acid
MONOCARP n pl. -S a plant that yields fruit only once before dying
MONOCLE n pl. -S an eyeglass for one eye MONOCLED adj
MONOCOT n pl. -S a type of seed plant
MONOCRAT n pl. -S an autocrat
MONOCYTE n pl. -S a type of white blood cell
MONODIST n pl. -S one who writes monodies
MONODY n pl. -DIES an elegy performed by one person MONODIC adj
MONOECY n pl. -CIES the condition of being monecian
MONOFIL n pl. -S a single filament of synthetic fiber
MONOFUEL n pl. -S a type of rocket propellant
MONOGAMY n pl. -MIES marriage with one person at a time
MONOGENY n pl. -NIES asexual reproduction
MONOGERM adj being a fruit that produces a single plant
MONOGLOT n pl. -S a person speaking or writing only one language
MONOGRAM v -GRAMED, -GRAMING, -GRAMS or -GRAMMED, -GRAMMING, -GRAMS to mark with a design of one's initials
MONOGYNY n pl. -NIES the condition of having one wife at a time
MONOHULL n pl. -S a vessel with a single hull
MONOLITH n pl. -S a large block of stone
MONOLOG n pl. -S a lengthy speech by one person
MONOLOGY n pl. -GIES the act of uttering a monolog
MONOMER n pl. -S a type of chemical compound
MONOMIAL n pl. -S an algebraic expression consisting of a single term
MONOPODE n pl. -S a creature having one foot
MONOPODY n pl. -DIES a measure consisting of a single metrical foot
MONOPOLE n pl. -S a type of radio antenna
MONOPOLY n pl. -LIES exclusive control of a commodity or service in a particular market
MONORAIL n pl. -S a single rail serving as a track for a wheeled vehicle
MONOSOME n pl. -S an unpaired chromosome
MONOSOMY n pl. -MIES a condition of having one unpaired chromosome
MONOTINT n pl. -S a painting done in different shades of one color
MONOTONE n pl. -S a vocal utterance in one unvaried tone
MONOTONY n pl. -NIES tedious sameness
MONOTYPE n pl. -S the only representative of its group
MONOXIDE n pl. -S a type of oxide
MONS n pl. MONTES a protuberance of the body
MONSIEUR n pl. MESSIEURS a French title of courtesy for a man
MONSOON n pl. -S a seasonal wind
MONSTER n pl. -S a strange or terrifying creature
MONSTERA n pl. -S a tropical American plant
MONTAGE v -TAGED, -TAGING, -TAGES to combine into a composite picture
MONTANE n pl. -S the lower vegetation belt of a mountain
MONTE n pl. -S a card game
MONTEITH n pl. -S a large punch bowl
MONTERO n pl. -ROS a type of cap
MONTES pl. of mons
MONTH n pl. -S a period of approximately 30 days
MONTHLY n pl. -LIES a publication issued once a month
MONUMENT n pl. -S a structure built as a memorial
MONURON n pl. -S an herbicide
MONY adj many
MOO v -ED, -ING, -S to make the deep, moaning sound of a cow
MOOCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to obtain without paying
MOOCHER n pl. -S one that mooches
MOOD n pl. -S a person's emotional state at a particular moment
MOODY adj MOODIER, MOODIEST given to changing moods MOODILY adv
MOOL n pl. -S soft soil
MOOLA n pl. -S moolah
MOOLAH n pl. -S money
MOOLEY n pl. -EYS muley
MOON v -ED, -ING, -S to spend time idly
MOONBEAM n pl. -S a ray of light from the moon (the earth's natural satellite)
MOONBOW n pl. -S a rainbow formed by light from the moon
MOONCALF n pl. -CALVES a foolish person
MOONDUST n pl. -S dust on the moon
MOONEYE n pl. -S a freshwater fish
MOONFISH n pl. -ES a marine fish
MOONIER comparative of moony
MOONIEST superlative of moony
MOONILY adv in a moony manner
MOONISH adj fickle
MOONLESS adj lacking the light of the moon
MOONLET n pl. -S a small satellite
MOONLIKE adj resembling the moon
MOONLIT adj lighted by the moon
MOONPORT n pl. -S a facility for launching spacecraft to the moon
MOONRISE n pl. -S the rising of the moon above the horizon
MOONSAIL n pl. -S a light, square sail
MOONSEED n pl. -S a climbing plant
MOONSET n pl. -S the setting of the moon below the horizon
MOONSHOT n pl. -S the launching of a spacecraft to the moon
MOONWALK n pl. -S an instance of walking on the moon
MOONWARD adv toward the moon
MOONWORT n pl. -S a flowering plant
MOONY adj MOONIER, MOONIEST resembling the moon
MOOR v -ED, -ING, -S to secure a vessel by means of cables
MOORAGE n pl. -S the act of mooring
MOORCOCK n pl. -S the male moorfowl
MOORFOWL n pl. -S a game bird
MOORHEN n pl. -S the female moorfowl
MOORIER comparative of moory
MOORIEST superlative of moory
MOORING n pl. -S a place where a vessel may be moored
MOORISH adj marshy
MOORLAND n pl. -S a tract of marshy land
MOORWORT n pl. -S a marsh plant
MOORY adj MOORIER, MOORIEST marshy
MOOSE n pl. MOOSE a ruminant mammal
MOOT v -ED, -ING, -S to bring up for discussion
MOOTER n pl. -S one that moots
MOP v MOPPED, MOPPING, MOPS to wipe with a mop (an implement for cleaning floors)
MOPBOARD n pl. -S a board at the base of a wall
MOPE v MOPED, MOPING, MOPES to act in a dejected or gloomy manner
MOPED n pl. -S a type of motorbike
MOPER n pl. -S one that mopes
MOPERY n pl. -PERIES an act of dawdling
MOPEY adj MOPIER, MOPIEST dejected
MOPIER comparative of mopy
MOPIEST superlative of mopy
MOPING present participle of mope
MOPINGLY adv in a moping manner
MOPISH adj given to moping MOPISHLY adv
MOPOKE n pl. -S an Australian bird
MOPPED past tense of mop
MOPPER n pl. -S one that mops
MOPPET n pl. -S a child
MOPPING present participle of mop
MOPY adj MOPIER, MOPIEST mopey
MOQUETTE n pl. -S a woolen fabric
MOR n pl. -S a forest humus
MORA n pl. -RAE or -RAS a unit of metrical time in prosody
MORAINE n pl. -S an accumulation of debris deposited by a glacier MORAINAL, MORAINIC adj
MORAL adj pertaining to principles of right and wrong MORALLY adv
MORALE n pl. -S the state of the spirits of an individual or group
MORALISE v -ISED, -ISING, -ISES to moralize
MORALISM n pl. -S the practice of moralizing
MORALIST n pl. -S a teacher of morality
MORALITY n pl. -TIES conformity to the rules of right conduct
MORALIZE v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES to explain in a moral sense
MORALS n/pl rules of conduct with respect to right and wrong
MORASS n pl. -ES a marsh MORASSY adj
MORATORY adj authorizing delay of payment
MORAY n pl. -RAYS a tropical eel
MORBID adj gruesome MORBIDLY adv
MORBIFIC adj causing disease
MORBILLI n/pl a virus disease
MORCEAU n pl. -CEAUX a short literary or musical composition
MORDANCY n pl. -CIES a sarcastic quality
MORDANT v -ED, -ING, -S to treat with a caustic substance
MORDENT n pl. -S a melodic embellishment
MORE n pl. -S a greater amount
MOREEN n pl. -S a heavy fabric
MOREL n pl. -S an edible mushroom
MORELLE n pl. -S a flowering plant
MORELLO n pl. -LOS a variety of sour cherry
MOREOVER adv in addition
MORESQUE n pl. -S an ancient decorative style
MORGAN n pl. -S a unit of distance between genes
MORGEN n pl. -S a Dutch unit of land area
MORGUE n pl. -S a place where dead bodies are kept for identification
MORIBUND adj being about to die
MORION n pl. -S a type of helmet
MORN n pl. -S morning
MORNING n pl. -S the early part of the day
MOROCCO n pl. -COS a soft leather
MORON n pl. -S a mentally deficient person MORONIC adj
MORONISM n pl. -S the condition of being a moron
MORONITY n pl. -TIES moronism
MOROSE adj sullen MOROSELY adv
MOROSITY n pl. -TIES the state of being morose
MORPH n pl. -S a type of phoneme
MORPHEME n pl. -S a linguistic unit
MORPHIA n pl. -S morphine
MORPHIC adj pertaining to form
MORPHIN n pl. -S morphine
MORPHINE n pl. -S a narcotic alkaloid
MORPHO n pl. -PHOS a tropical butterfly
MORRION n pl. -S morion
MORRIS n pl. -RISES an English folk dance
MORRO n pl. -ROS a rounded elevation
MORROW n pl. -S the next day
MORSE adj designating a code used in telegraphy
MORSEL v -SELED, -SELING, -SELS or -SELLED, -SELLING, -SELS to divide into small pieces
MORT n pl. -S a note sounded on a hunting horn to announce the killing of an animal
MORTAL n pl. -S a human being
MORTALLY adv fatally
MORTAR v -ED, -ING, -S to secure with mortar (a type of cement)
MORTARY adj containing or resembling mortar
MORTGAGE v -GAGED, -GAGING, -GAGES to pledge to a creditor as security
MORTICE v -TICED, -TICING, -TICES to mortise
MORTIFY v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES to humiliate
MORTISE v -TISED, -TISING, -TISES to join or fasten securely
MORTISER n pl. -S one that mortises
MORTMAIN n pl. -S perpetual ownership of land
MORTUARY n pl. -ARIES a place where dead bodies are kept until burial
MORULA n pl. -LAE or -LAS an embryonic mass of cells MORULAR adj
MOSAIC v -ICKED, -ICKING, -ICS to form into a mosaic (a type of inlaid surface decoration)
MOSASAUR n pl. -S an extinct lizard
MOSCHATE adj musky
MOSEY v -ED, -ING, -S to saunter
MOSHAV n pl. -SHAVIM a cooperative settlement of small farms in Israel
MOSK n pl. -S mosque
MOSQUE n pl. -S a Muslim house of worship
MOSQUITO n pl. -TOES or -TOS a winged insect
MOSS v -ED, -ING, -ES to cover with moss (a growth of small, leafy-stemmed plants)
MOSSBACK n pl. -S a large, old fish
MOSSER n pl. -S one that gathers or works with moss
MOSSIER comparative of mossy
MOSSIEST superlative of mossy
MOSSLIKE adj resembling moss
MOSSO adv rapidly -- used as a musical direction
MOSSY adj MOSSIER, MOSSIEST covered with moss
MOST n pl. -S the greatest amount
MOSTE past tense of mote
MOSTEST n pl. -S most
MOSTLY adv mainly
MOT n pl. -S a witty saying
MOTE n pl. -S a small particle
MOTE v past tense MOSTE may
MOTEL n pl. -S a roadside hotel
MOTET n pl. -S a type of choral composition
MOTEY adj full of motes
MOTH n pl. -S a winged insect
MOTHBALL v -ED, -ING, -S to put into storage
MOTHER v -ED, -ING, -S to give birth to
MOTHERLY adj maternal
MOTHERY adj slimy
MOTHLIKE adj resembling a moth
MOTHY adj MOTHIER, MOTHIEST full of moths
MOTIF n pl. -S a recurring thematic element in an artistic work MOTIFIC adj
MOTILE n pl. -S one whose mental imagery consists chiefly of inner feelings of action
MOTILITY n pl. -TIES the ability to move
MOTION v -ED, -ING, -S to signal by a bodily movement
MOTIONAL adj pertaining to movement
MOTIONER n pl. -S one that motions
MOTIVATE v -VATED, -VATING, -VATES to provide with an incentive
MOTIVE v -TIVED, -TIVING, -TIVES to motivate
MOTIVIC adj pertaining to a musical motif
MOTIVITY n pl. -TIES the ability to move
MOTLEY adj -LEYER, -LEYEST or -LIER, -LIEST composed of diverse elements
MOTLEY n pl. -LEYS a garment of various colors
MOTMOT n pl. -S a tropical bird
MOTOR v -ED, -ING, -S to travel by automobile
MOTORBUS n pl. -BUSES or -BUSSES a bus
MOTORCAR n pl. -S an automobile
MOTORDOM n pl. -S the motor vehicle industry
MOTORIC adj pertaining to muscular movement
MOTORING n pl. -S the recreation of traveling by automobile
MOTORISE v -ISED, -ISING, -ISES to motorize
MOTORIST n pl. -S one who travels by automobile
MOTORIZE v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES to equip with motor vehicles
MOTORMAN n pl. -MEN one who operates an electric streetcar or subway train
MOTORWAY n pl. -WAYS a type of highway
MOTT n pl. -S motte
MOTTE n pl. -S a small growth of trees on a prairie
MOTTLE v -TLED, -TLING, -TLES to mark with spots or streaks of different colors
MOTTLER n pl. -S one that mottles
MOTTO n pl. -TOES or -TOS a short expression of a guiding principle
MOUCH v -ED, -ING, -ES to mooch
MOUCHOIR n pl. -S a small handkerchief
MOUE n pl. -S a pouting grimace
MOUFFLON n pl. -S mouflon
MOUFLON n pl. -S a wild sheep
MOUILLE adj pronounced with the front of the tongue against the palate
MOUJIK n pl. -S muzhik
MOULAGE n pl. -S the making of a cast or mold of a mark for use in a criminal investigation
MOULD v -ED, -ING, -S to mold
MOULDER v -ED, -ING, -S to molder
MOULDING n pl. -S molding
MOULDY adj MOULDIER, MOULDIEST moldy
MOULIN n pl. -S a vertical cavity in a glacier
MOULT v -ED, -ING, -S to molt
MOULTER n pl. -S molter
MOUND v -ED, -ING, -S to pile
MOUNT v -ED, -ING, -S to get up on
MOUNTAIN n pl. -S a large, natural elevation of the earth's surface
MOUNTER n pl. -S one that mounts
MOUNTING n pl. -S something that provides a backing or appropriate setting for something else
MOURN v -ED, -ING, -S to feel or express grief or sorrow
MOURNER n pl. -S one that mourns
MOURNFUL adj -FULLER, -FULLEST expressing grief or sorrow
MOURNING n pl. -S an outward sign of grief
MOUSE n pl. MICE a small rodent
MOUSE v MOUSED, MOUSING, MOUSES to catch mice
MOUSER n pl. -S an animal that catches mice
MOUSEY adj MOUSIER, MOUSIEST mousy
MOUSIER comparative of mousy
MOUSIEST superlative of mousy
MOUSILY adv in a mousy manner
MOUSING n pl. -S a wrapping around the shank end of a hook
MOUSSAKA n pl. -S a Middle Eastern dish of meat and eggplant
MOUSSE v MOUSSED, MOUSSING, MOUSSES to style with mousse (foamy preparation used in styling hair)
MOUSY adj MOUSIER, MOUSIEST resembling a mouse
MOUTH v -ED, -ING, -S to put into the mouth
MOUTHER n pl. -S a speaker
MOUTHFUL n pl. -S as much as the mouth can hold
MOUTHY adj MOUTHIER, MOUTHIEST very talkative MOUTHILY adv
MOUTON n pl. -S sheepskin processed to resemble seal or beaver
MOVABLE n pl. -S something that can be moved
MOVABLY adv so as to be capable of being moved
MOVE v MOVED, MOVING, MOVES to change from one position to another
MOVEABLE n pl. -S movable
MOVEABLY adv movably
MOVED past tense of move
MOVELESS adj incapable of movement
MOVEMENT n pl. -S the act of moving
MOVER n pl. -S one that moves
MOVIE n pl. -S a motion picture
MOVIEDOM n pl. -S filmdom
MOVIEOLA n pl. -S a device for viewing and editing film
MOVING present participle of move
MOVINGLY adv so as to affect the emotions
MOVIOLA n pl. -S movieola
MOW v MOWED, MOWN, MOWING, MOWS to cut down standing herbage
MOWER n pl. -S one that mows
MOWING n pl. -S the act of cutting down standing herbage
MOXA n pl. -S a Chinese plant
MOXIE n pl. -S spirit or courage
MOZETTA n pl. -TAS or -TE mozzetta
MOZO n pl. -ZOS a manual laborer
MOZZETTA n pl. -TAS or -TE a hooded cape worn by bishops
MRIDANGA n pl. -S a drum of India
MU n pl. -S a Greek letter
MUCH n pl. -ES a great amount
MUCHACHO n pl. -CHOS a young man
MUCHLY adv very much
MUCHNESS n pl. -ES the quality of being great
MUCID adj musty
MUCIDITY n pl. -TIES the state of being mucid
MUCILAGE n pl. -S an adhesive substance
MUCIN n pl. -S a protein secreted by the mucous membranes MUCINOID, MUCINOUS adj
MUCK v -ED, -ING, -S to fertilize with manure
MUCKER n pl. -S a vulgar person
MUCKIER comparative of mucky
MUCKIEST superlative of mucky
MUCKILY adv in a mucky manner
MUCKLE n pl. -S a large amount
MUCKLUCK n pl. -S mukluk
MUCKRAKE v -RAKED, -RAKING, -RAKES to search for and expose corruption
MUCKWORM n pl. -S a worm found in manure
MUCKY adj MUCKIER, MUCKIEST filthy
MUCLUC n pl. -S mukluk
MUCOID n pl. -S a complex protein MUCOIDAL adj
MUCOR n pl. -S a type of fungus
MUCOSA n pl. -SAE or -SAS a mucous membrane MUCOSAL adj
MUCOSE adj mucous
MUCOSITY n pl. -TIES the state of being mucous
MUCOUS adj secreting or containing mucus
MUCRO n pl. -CRONES a sharp point at the end of certain plant and animal organs
MUCUS n pl. -ES a viscid bodily fluid
MUD v MUDDED, MUDDING, MUDS to cover with mud (soft, wet earth)
MUDCAP v -CAPPED, -CAPPING, -CAPS to cover an explosive with mud before detonating
MUDCAT n pl. -S a type of catfish
MUDDER n pl. -S a racehorse that runs well on a muddy track
MUDDIED past tense of muddy
MUDDIER comparative of muddy
MUDDIES present 3d person sing. of muddy
MUDDIEST superlative of muddy
MUDDILY adv in a muddy manner
MUDDING present participle of mud
MUDDLE v -DLED, -DLING, -DLES to mix in a disordered manner
MUDDLER n pl. -S one that muddles
MUDDLY adj disordered
MUDDY adj -DIER, -DIEST covered or filled with mud
MUDDY v -DIED, -DYING, -DIES to make or become muddy
MUDFISH n pl. -ES a fish found in mud or muddy water
MUDFLAT n pl. -S a level tract alternately covered and left bare by the tide
MUDFLOW n pl. -S a moving mass of mud
MUDGUARD n pl. -S a fender
MUDHOLE n pl. -S a hole or hollow place full of mud
MUDLARK n pl. -S a street urchin
MUDPACK n pl. -S cosmetic paste for the face
MUDPUPPY n pl. -PIES a large salamander
MUDRA n pl. -S a hand gesture in East Indian classical dancing
MUDROCK n pl. -S pelite
MUDROOM n pl. -S a room for shedding muddy clothing or footwear
MUDSILL n pl. -S the lowest supporting timber of a structure
MUDSLIDE n pl. -S a mudflow down a slope
MUDSTONE n pl. -S a type of rock
MUEDDIN n pl. -S muezzin
MUENSTER n pl. -S a mild cheese
MUESLI n pl. -S a breakfast cereal
MUEZZIN n pl. -S a Muslim crier who calls the faithful to prayer
MUFF v -ED, -ING, -S to bungle
MUFFIN n pl. -S a small, round bread
MUFFLE v -FLED, -FLING, -FLES to wrap with something to deaden sound
MUFFLER n pl. -S a device for deadening sound
MUFTI n pl. -S a judge who interprets Muslim religious law
MUG v MUGGED, MUGGING, MUGS to assault with intent to rob
MUGFUL n pl. -S as much as a mug can hold
MUGG v -ED, -ING, -S to make funny faces
MUGGAR n pl. -S mugger
MUGGED past tense of mug
MUGGEE n pl. -S one who is mugged
MUGGER n pl. -S a large Asian crocodile
MUGGIER comparative of muggy
MUGGIEST superlative of muggy
MUGGILY adv in a muggy manner
MUGGING n pl. -S a street assault or beating
MUGGINS n pl. MUGGINS a card game
MUGGUR n pl. -S mugger
MUGGY adj -GIER, -GIEST warm and humid
MUGWORT n pl. -S a flowering plant
MUGWUMP n pl. -S a political independent
MUHLY n pl. MUHLIES a perennial grass
MUJIK n pl. -S muzhik
MUKLUK n pl. -S a soft boot worn by Eskimos
MUKTU