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THE GUTENBERG WEBSTER'S UNABRIDGED DICTIONARY BY PROJECT GUTENBERG

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UBEROUS

UBEROUS Uber*ous, a. Etym: [L. uber.] Defn: Fruitful; copious; abundant; plentiful. [Obs.] Sir T. Herbert.

UBERTY

UBERTY Uber*ty, n. Etym: [L. ubertas.] Defn: Fruitfulness; copiousness; abundance; plenty. [Obs.] Florio.

UBICATION; UBIETY

UBICATION; UBIETY U`bi*cation, U*bie*ty, n. Etym: [NL. ubicatio, ubietas, fr. L. ubi where.] Defn: The quality or state of being in a place; local relation; position or location; whereness. [R.] Glanvill.

UBIQUARIAN

UBIQUARIAN U`bi*quari*an, a. Defn: Ubiquitous. [R.]

UBIQUIST; UBIQUITARIAN

UBIQUIST; UBIQUITARIAN Ubi*quist, U*biq`ui*tari*an, n. Etym: [L. ubique everywhere: cf. F. ubiquiste, ubiquitaire. See Ubiquity.] (Eccl. Hist.) Defn: One of a school of Lutheran divines which held that the body of Christ is present everywhere, and especially in the eucharist, in virtue of his omnipresence. Called also Ubiquitist, Ubiquitary.

UBIQUITARINESS

UBIQUITARINESS U*biqui*ta*ri*ness, n. Defn: Quality or state of being ubiquitary, or ubiquitous. [R.] Fuller.

UBIQUITARY

UBIQUITARY U*biqui*ta*ry, a. Etym: [L. ubique everywhere. See Ubiquitarian.] Defn: Ubiquitous. Howell.

UBIQUITARY

UBIQUITARY U*biqui*ta*ry, n.; pl. Ubiquitaries (. 1. One who exists everywhere. B. Jonson. 2. (Eccl. Hist.) Defn: A ubiquist. Bp. Hall.

UBIQUITIST

UBIQUITIST U*biqui*tist, n. Defn: Same as Ubiquist.

UBIQUITOUS

UBIQUITOUS U*biqui*tous, a. Etym: [See Ubiquity.] Defn: Existing or being everywhere, or in all places, at the same time; omnipresent. -- U*biqui*tous*ly, adv. In this sense is he ubiquitous. R. D. Hitchcock.

UBIQUITY

UBIQUITY U*biqui*ty, n. Etym: [L. ubique everywhere, fr. ubi where, perhaps for cubi, quobi (cf. alicubi anywhere), and if so akin to E. who: cf. F. ubiquit?.] 1. Existence everywhere, or in places, at the same time; omnipresence; as, the ubiquity of God is not disputed by those who admit his existence. The arms of Rome . . . were impeded by . . . the wide spaces to be traversed and the ubiquity of the enemy. C. Merivale. 2. (Theol.) Defn: The doctrine, as formulated by Luther, that Christ's glorified body is omnipresent.

UCHEES

UCHEES Uchees, n. pl. (Ethnol.) Defn: A tribe of North American Indians belonging to the Creek confederation.

UCKEWALLIST

UCKEWALLIST Uck`e*wallist, n. (Eccl. Hist.) Defn: One of a sect of rigid Anabaptists, which originated in 1637, and whose tenets were essentially the same as those of the Mennonists. In addition, however, they held that Judas and the murderers of Christ were saved. So called from the founder of the sect, Ucke Wallis, a native of Friesland. Eadie.

UDAL

UDAL Udal (udal), n. Etym: [Icel. oedhal allodium, an hereditary estate; akin to Sw. odal allodial, Dan. odel.] Defn: In Shetland and Orkney, a freehold; property held by udal, or allodial, right.

UDAL

UDAL Udal, a. Defn: Allodial; -- a term used in Finland, Shetland, and Orkney. See Allodial. Burrill.

UDAL; UDALBORN

UDAL; UDALBORN; UDALER; UDALMAN Udal, n. & a. Udal*born`, Udal*er, Udal*man, etc. Defn: Vars. of Odal, etc. Obs. exc. in Shetland and the Orkney Islands, where udal designates land held in fee simple without any charter and free of any feudal character.

UDALER; UDALMAN

UDALER; UDALMAN Udal*er, Udal*man, n. Defn: In the Shetland and Orkney Islands, one who holds property by udal, or allodial, right. Sir W. Scott.

UDDER

UDDER Udder, n. Etym: [OE. uddir, AS. uder; akin to D. uijer, G. euter,

UDDERED

UDDERED Uddered, a. Defn: Having an udder or udders.

UDDERLESS

UDDERLESS Udder*less, a. 1. Destitute or deprived of an udder. 2. Hence, without mother's milk; motherless; as, udderless lambs. [Poetic] Keats.

UDOMETER

UDOMETER U*dome*ter, n. Etym: [L. udus wet, moist + -meter.] (Meteor.) Defn: A rain gauge.

UGH

UGH Ugh (oo), interj. Defn: An exclamation expressive of disgust, horror, or recoil. Its utterance is usually accompanied by a shudder.

UGLESOME

UGLESOME Ugle*some, a. [Ugly.] Defn: Ugly. [Obs.] Such an uglesome countenance. Latimer.

UGLIFY

UGLIFY Ugli*fy, v. t. Etym: [Ugly + -fy.] Defn: To disfigure; to make ugly. [R.] Mad. D'Arblay.

UGLILY

UGLILY Ugli*ly, adv. Defn: In an ugly manner; with deformity.

UGLINESS

UGLINESS Ugli*ness, n. Defn: The quality or state of being ugly.

UGLY

UGLY Ugly, a. [Compar. Uglier; superl. Ugliest.] Etym: [Icel. uggligr fearful, dreadful; uggr fear (akin to ugga to fear) + -ligr (akin to E. -ly, like). Awe.] 1. Offensive to the sight; contrary to beauty; being of disagreeable or loathsome aspect; unsightly; repulsive; deformed. The ugly view of his deformed crimes. Spenser. Like the toad, ugly and venomous. Shak. O, I have passed a miserable night, So full of ugly sights, of ghastly dreams. Shak. 2. Ill-natured; crossgrained; quarrelsome; as, an ugly temper; to feel ugly. [Colloq. U. S.] 3. Unpleasant; disagreeable; likely to cause trouble or loss; as, an ugly rumor; an ugly customer. [Colloq.]

UGLY

UGLY Ugly, n. Defn: A shade for the face, projecting from the bonnet. [Colloq. Eng.] C. Kingsley.

UGLY

UGLY Ugly, v. t. Defn: To make ugly. [R.] Richardson.

UGRIAN

UGRIAN Ugri*an, n. pl. (Ethnol.) Defn: A Mongolian race, ancestors of the Finns. [Written also Uigrian.]

UGSOME

UGSOME Ugsome, a. [Ugly.] Defn: Ugly; offensive; loathsome. [Obs.] -- Ugsome*ness, n. [Obs.] The horror and ugsomeness of death. Latimer.

UHLAN

UHLAN Uhlan, n. Etym: [G. uhlan, Pol. ulan, hulan, from Turk. oglan a youth, lad; of Tartar origin.] [Written also ulan, and formerly hulan.] 1. One of a certain description of militia among the Tartars. 2. (Mil.) Defn: One of a kind of light cavalry of Tartaric origin, first introduced into European armies in Poland. They are armed with lances, pistols, and sabers, and are employed chiefly as skirmishers.

UINTATHERIUM

UINTATHERIUM U*in`ta*theri*um, n. Etym: [NL., fr. Uinta, the Indian name of the region where the animals were discovered + Gr. qhri`on beast.] (Paleon.) Defn: An extinct genus of large Eocene ungulates allied to Dinoceras. This name is sometimes used for nearly all the known species of the group. See Dinoceras.

UITLANDER

UITLANDER Uitland`er, n. [D. Cf. Outlander.] Defn: A foreigner; an outlander. [South Africa]

UKASE

UKASE U*kase, n. Etym: [F., fr. Russ. ukas'; pref. u- + kazate to show, to say.] Defn: In Russia, a published proclamation or imperial order, having the force of law.

ULAN

ULAN Ulan, n. Defn: See Uhlan.

ULARBURONG

ULARBURONG U*larbu*rong, n. Etym: [From the native Malay name.] (Zo?l.) Defn: A large East Indian nocturnal tree snake (Dipsas dendrophila). It is not venomous.

ULCER

ULCER Ulcer, n. Etym: [F. ulc?re, L. ulcus, gen. ulceris, akin to Gr. 1. (Med.) Defn: A solution of continuity in any of the soft parts of the body, discharging purulent matter, found on a surface, especially one of the natural surfaces of the body, and originating generally in a constitutional disorder; a sore discharging pus. It is distinguished from an abscess, which has its beginning, at least, in the depth of the tissues. 2. Fig.: Anything that festers and corrupts like an open sore; a vice in character. Cold ulcer (Med.), an ulcer on a finger or toe, due to deficient circulation and nutrition. In such cases the extremities are cold.

ULCER

ULCER Ulcer, v. t. Defn: To ulcerate. [R.] Fuller.

ULCERABLE

ULCERABLE Ulcer*a*ble, a. Defn: Capable of ulcerating.

ULCERATE

ULCERATE Ulcer*ate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Ulcerated; p. pr. & vb. n. Ulcerating.] Etym: [L. ulceratus, p. p. of ulcerare, fr. ulcus ulcer.] Defn: To be formed into an ulcer; to become ulcerous.

ULCERATE

ULCERATE Ulcer*ate, v. t. Defn: To affect with, or as with, an ulcer or ulcers. Harvey.

ULCERATED

ULCERATED Ulcer*a`ted, a. Defn: Affected with, or as with, an ulcer or ulcers; as, an ulcerated sore throat.

ULCERATION

ULCERATION Ul`cer*ation, n. Etym: [L. ulceratio: cf. F. ulc?ration.] (Med.) Defn: The process of forming an ulcer, or of becoming ulcerous; the state of being ulcerated; also, an ulcer.

ULCERATIVE

ULCERATIVE Ulcer*a*tive, a. Defn: Of or pertaining to ulcers; as, an ulcerative process.

ULCERED

ULCERED Ulcered, a. Defn: Ulcerous; ulcerated.

ULCEROUS

ULCEROUS Ulcer*ous, a. Etym: [L. ulcerous: cf. F. ulc?reux.] 1. Having the nature or character of an ulcer; discharging purulent or other matter. R. Browning. 2. Affected with an ulcer or ulcers; ulcerated. It will but skin and film the ulcerous place. Shak. -- Ulcer*ous*ly, adv. -- Ulcer*ous*ness, n.

ULCUSCLE; ULCUSCULE

ULCUSCLE; ULCUSCULE Ulcus*cle, Ul*cuscule, n. Etym: [L. ulcusculum, dim. of ulcus. See Ulcer.] Defn: A little ulcer. [R.]

ULE

ULE Ule, n. Etym: [Sp.] (Bot.) Defn: A Mexican and Central American tree (Castilloa elastica and C. Markhamiana) related to the breadfruit tree. Its milky juice contains caoutchouc. Called also ule tree.

ULEMA

ULEMA U*lema, n. Etym: [Ar. 'ulema the wise or learned men, pl. of 'alim wise, learned, fr. alima to know.] Defn: A college or corporation in Turkey composed of the hierarchy, namely, the imams, or ministers of religion, the muftis, or doctors of law, and the cadis, or administrators of justice.

ULEXITE

ULEXITE Ulex*ite, n. Etym: [After a German chemist.] (Min.) Defn: A mineral occurring in white rounded crystalline masses. It is a hydrous borate of lime and soda.

ULIGINOSE; ULIGINOUS

ULIGINOSE; ULIGINOUS U*ligi*nose`, U*ligi*nous, a. Etym: [L. uliginosus, fr. uligo, - inis, moisture, fr. uvere to be moist.] Defn: Muddy; oozy; slimy; also, growing in muddy places. [R.] Woodward.

ULLAGE

ULLAGE Ullage (; 48), n. Etym: [OF. eullage, ovillage, the filling up of a cask, fr. ouillier, oillier, euillier, to fill a wine cask; properly, to add oil to prevent evaporation, as to a flask that is nearly full, fr. OF. oile oil. See Oil.] (Com.) Defn: The amount which a vessel, as a cask, of liquor lacks of being full; wantage; deficiency.

ULLET

ULLET Ullet, n. Etym: [Cf. OF. hullote, E. howlet.] (Zo?l.) Defn: A European owl (Syrnium aluco) of a tawny color; -- called also uluia.

ULLMANNITE

ULLMANNITE Ullmann*ite, n. Etym: [So named after J. C. Ullman, a German chemist.] (Min.) Defn: A brittle mineral of a steel-gray color and metallic luster, containing antimony, arsenic, sulphur, and nickel.

ULLUCO

ULLUCO Ul*luco, n. (Bot.) Defn: See Melluc.

ULMACEOUS

ULMACEOUS Ul*maceous, a. Etym: [L. ulmus an elm.] (Bot.) Defn: Of or pertaining to a suborder of urticaceous plants, of which the elm is the type.

ULMATE

ULMATE Ulmate, n. (Chem.) Defn: A salt of ulmic acid.

ULMIC

ULMIC Ulmic, a. Etym: [L. ulmus an elm: cf. F. ulmique.] (Chem.) Defn: Pertaining to ulmin; designating an acid obtained from ulmin.

ULMIN

ULMIN Ulmin, n. Etym: [L. ulmus an elm: cf. F. ulmine.] (Chem.) Defn: A brown amorphous substance found in decaying vegetation. Cf. Humin. [Formerly written ulmine.]

ULMUS

ULMUS Ulmus, n. Etym: [L., an elm.] (Bot.) Defn: A genus of trees including the elm.

ULNA

ULNA Ulna, n. Etym: [L., the elbow. See Ell.] 1. (Anat.) Defn: The postaxial bone of the forearm, or branchium, corresponding to the fibula of the hind limb. See Radius. 2. (O. Eng. Law) Defn: An ell; also, a yard. Burrill.

ULNAGE

ULNAGE Ulnage, n. Etym: [See Ulna, and cf. Alnage.] (Old Eng. Law) Defn: Measurement by the ell; alnage.

ULNAR

ULNAR Ulnar, a. (Anat.) Defn: Of or pertaining to the ulna, or the elbow; as, the ulnar nerve.

ULNARE

ULNARE Ul*nare, n.; pl. Ulnaria. Etym: [NL. See Ulna.] (Anat.) Defn: One of the bones or cartilages of the carpus, which articulates with the ulna and corresponds to the cuneiform in man.

ULODENDRON

ULODENDRON U`lo*dendron, n. Etym: [NL., fr. Gr. (Paleon.) Defn: A genus of fossil trees.

ULOID

ULOID Uloid, a. [Written also ouloid.] [Gr. scar + -oid.] (Med.) Defn: Resembling a scar; scarlike.

ULONATA

ULONATA U`lo*nata, n. pl. Etym: [NL.] (Zo?l.) Defn: A division of insects nearly equivalent to the true Orthoptera.

ULOTRICHAN

ULOTRICHAN U*lotri*chan, a. (Anthropol.) Defn: Of or pertaining to the Ulotrichi. -- n. Defn: One of the Ulotrichi.

ULOTRICHI

ULOTRICHI U*lotri*chi, n. pl. Etym: [NL., fr. Gr. (Anthropol.) Defn: The division of mankind which embraces the races having woolly or crispy hair. Cf. Leiotrichi.

ULOTRICHOUS

ULOTRICHOUS U*lotri*chous, a. (Anthropol.) Defn: Having woolly or crispy hair; -- opposed to leiotrichous.

ULSTER

ULSTER Ulster, n. Defn: A long, loose overcoat, worn by men and women, originally made of frieze from Ulster, Ireland.

ULTERIOR

ULTERIOR Ul*teri*or, a. Etym: [L., comp. of ultra, ultro, beyond, on the other side, properly cases of an old adjective, formed with a comparative suffix, which is akin to OL. uls beyond, L. olim formerly, hereafter, orig., at that time, ille that, OL. olle, ollus. Cf. Outrage.] 1. Situated beyond, or on the farther side; thither; -- correlative with hither. 2. Further; remoter; more distant; succeeding; as, ulterior demands or propositions; ulterior views; what ulterior measures will be adopted is uncertain. Ulterior object or aim, an object or aim beyond that which is avowed.

ULTERIOR

ULTERIOR Ul*teri*or, n. Defn: Ulterior side or part. [R.] Coleridge.

ULTERIORLY

ULTERIORLY Ul*teri*or*ly, adv. Defn: More distantly or remotely.

ULTIMA

ULTIMA Ulti*ma, a. Etym: [L., fem. ultimus last.] Defn: Most remote; furthest; final; last. Ultima ratio Etym: [L.], the last reason or argument; the last resort. -- Ultima Thule. [L.] See Thule.

ULTIMA

ULTIMA Ulti*ma, n. Etym: [L., fem. of ultimus last.] (Gram. & Pros.) Defn: The last syllable of a word.

ULTIMATE

ULTIMATE Ulti*mate, a. Etym: [LL. ultimatus last, extreme, fr. L. ultimare to come to an end, fr. ultimus the farthest, last, superl. from the same source as ulterior. See Ulterior, and cf. Ultimatum.] 1. Farthest; most remote in space or time; extreme; last; final. My harbor, and my ultimate repose. Milton. Many actions apt to procure fame are not conductive to this our ultimate happiness. Addison. 2. Last in a train of progression or consequences; tended toward by all that precedes; arrived at, as the last result; final. Those ultimate truths and those universal laws of thought which we can not rationally contradict. Coleridge. 3. Incapable of further analysis; incapable of further division or separation; constituent; elemental; as, an ultimate constituent of matter. Ultimate analysis (Chem.), organic analysis. See under Organic. -- Ultimate belief. See under Belief. -- Ultimate ratio (Math.), the limiting value of a ratio, or that toward which a series tends, and which it does not pass. Syn. -- Final; conclusive. See Final.

ULTIMATE

ULTIMATE Ulti*mate, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Ultimated; p. pr. & vb. n. Ultimating.] 1. To come or bring to an end; to eventuate; to end. [R.] 2. To come or bring into use or practice. [R.]

ULTIMATELY

ULTIMATELY Ulti*mate*ly, adv. Defn: As a final consequence; at last; in the end; as, afflictions often tend to correct immoral habits, and ultimately prove blessings.

ULTIMATION

ULTIMATION Ul`ti*mation, n. Defn: State of being ultimate; that which is ultimate, or final; ultimatum. [R.] Swift.

ULTIMATUM

ULTIMATUM Ul`ti*matum, n.; pl. E. Ultimatums, L. Ultimata. Etym: [NL. See Ultimate.] Defn: A final proposition, concession, or condition; especially, the final propositions, conditions, or terms, offered by either of the parties in a diplomatic negotiation; the most favorable terms a negotiator can offer, the rejection of which usually puts an end to the hesitation.

ULTIME

ULTIME Ultime, a. Defn: Ultimate; final. [Obs.] Bacon.

ULTIMITY

ULTIMITY Ul*timi*ty, n. Etym: [LL. ultimatus extremity, fr. L. ultimus the last.] Defn: The last stage or consequence; finality. [Obs.] Bacon.

ULTIMO

ULTIMO Ulti*mo. Etym: [L. ultimo (mense) in the last month.] Defn: In the month immediately preceding the present; as, on the 1st ultimo; -- usually abbreviated to ult. Cf. Proximo.

ULTION

ULTION Ultion, n. Etym: [L. ultio.] Defn: The act of taking vengeance; revenge. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.

ULTRA

ULTRA- Ultra-, a. Defn: A prefix from the Latin ultra beyond (see Ulterior), having in composition the signification beyond, on the other side, chiefly when joined with words expressing relations of place; as, ultramarine, ultramontane, ultramundane, ultratropical, etc. In other relations it has the sense of excessively, exceedingly, beyond what is common, natural, right, or proper; as, ultraconservative; ultrademocratic, ultradespotic, ultraliberal, ultraradical, etc.

ULTRA

ULTRA Ultra, a. Etym: [See Ultra-.] Defn: Going beyond others, or beyond due limit; extreme; fanatical; uncompromising; as, an ultra reformer; ultra measures.

ULTRA

ULTRA Ultra, n. Defn: One who advocates extreme measures; an ultraist; an extremist; a radical. Brougham.

ULTRA VIRES

ULTRA VIRES Ul`tra vires, Etym: [Law Latin, from L. prep. ultra beyond + vires, pl. of. vis strength.] Defn: Beyond power; transcending authority; -- a phrase used frequently in relation to acts or enactments by corporations in excess of their chartered or statutory rights.

ULTRAGASEOUS

ULTRAGASEOUS Ul`tra*gase*ous, a. [Pref. ultra + gaseous.] (Physics) Defn: Having the properties exhibited by gases under very low pressures (one millionth of an atmosphere or less). Matter under this condition, which has been termed the fourth state of matter, is sometimes called radiant matter.

ULTRAGE

ULTRAGE Ultrage, n. Defn: Outrage. [Obs.]

ULTRAISM

ULTRAISM Ultra*ism, n. Etym: [Cf. F. ultra?sme. See Ultra-.] Defn: The principles of those who advocate extreme measures, as radical reform, and the like. Dr. H. More.

ULTRAIST

ULTRAIST Ultra*ist, n. Defn: One who pushes a principle or measure to extremes; an extremist; a radical; an ultra.

ULTRAMARINE

ULTRAMARINE Ul`tra*ma*rine, a. Etym: [Pref. ultra- + marine.] Defn: Situated or being beyond the sea. Burke.

ULTRAMARINE

ULTRAMARINE Ul`tra*ma*rine, n. Etym: [Cf. Sp. ultramarino. So called because the lapis lazuli was originally brought from beyond the sea, -- from Asia.] (Chem.) Defn: A blue pigment formerly obtained by powdering lapis lazuli, but now produced in large quantities by fusing together silica, alumina, soda, and sulphur, thus forming a glass, colored blue by the sodium polysulphides made in the fusion. Also used adjectively. Green ultramarine, a green pigment obtained as a first product in the manufacture of ultramarine, into which it is changed by subsequent treatment. -- Ultramarine ash or ashes (Paint.), a pigment which is the residuum of lapis lazuli after the ultramarine has been extracted. It was used by the old masters as a middle or neutral tint for flesh, skies, and draperies, being of a purer and tenderer gray that produced by the mixture of more positive colors. Fairholt.

ULTRAMONTANE

ULTRAMONTANE Ul`tra*montane, Etym: [LL. ultramontanus; L. ultra beyond + montanus belonging to a mountain, from mons, montis, mountain: cf. F. ultramontain, It. ultramontano. See Ultra-, and Mountain.] Defn: Being beyond the mountains; specifically, being beyond the Alps, in respect to the one who speaks. Note: This term was first applied, somewhat contemptuously, by the Italians, to the nations north of the Alps, especially the Germans and French, their painters, jurists, etc. At a later period, the French and Germans applied it to the Italians. It is now more particularly used in respect to religious matters; and ultramontane doctrines, when spoken of north of the Alps, denote the extreme views of the pope's rights and supremacy maintained by Bellarmin and other Italian writers.

ULTRAMONTANE

ULTRAMONTANE Ul`tra*montane, n. 1. One who resides beyond the mountains, especially beyond the Alps; a foreigner. 2. One who maintains extreme views favoring the pope's supremacy. See Ultramontanism.

ULTRAMONTANISM

ULTRAMONTANISM Ul`tra*monta*nism, n. Etym: [Cf. F. ultramontanisme.] Defn: The principles of those within the Roman Catholic Church who maintain extreme views favoring the pope's supremacy; -- so used by those living north of the Alps in reference to the Italians; -- rarely used in an opposite sense, as referring to the views of those living north of the Alps and opposed to the papal claims. Cf. Gallicanism.

ULTRAMONTANIST

ULTRAMONTANIST Ul`tra*monta*nist, n. Defn: One who upholds ultramontanism.

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