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THE GUTENBERG WEBSTER'S UNABRIDGED DICTIONARY BY PROJECT GUTENBERG

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AYE; AY

AYE; AY Aye, Ay, adv. Etym: [Icel. ei, ey; akin to AS. a, awa, always, Goth. aiws an age, Icel. ?fi, OHG, , L. aevum, Gr. je, Skr. course. Age, v., Either, a., Or, conj.] Defn: Always; ever; continually; for an indefinite time. For his mercies aye endure. Milton. For aye, always; forever; eternally.

AYEGREEN

AYEGREEN Ayegreen`, n. Etym: [Aye ever + green.] (Bot.) Defn: The houseleek (Sempervivum tectorum). Halliwell.

AYEN; AYEIN

AYEN; AYEIN; AYEINS A*yen, A*yein, A*yeins, adv. & prep. Etym: [OE. Again.] Defn: Again; back against. [Obs.] Chaucer.

AYENWARD

AYENWARD A*yenward, adv. Defn: Backward. [Obs.] Chaucer.

AYLE

AYLE Ayle, n. Etym: [OE. ayel, aiel, OF. aiol, aiel, F. a?eul, a dim. of L. avus grandfather.] Defn: A grandfather. [Obs.] Writ of Ayle, an ancient English writ which lay against a stranger who had dispossessed the demandant of land of which his grandfather died seized.

AYME

AYME Ayme`, n. Etym: [Cf. F. ahi interj.] Defn: The utterance of the ejaculation Ay me ! [Obs.] See Ay, interj. Aymees and hearty heigh-hoes. J. Fletcher.

AYOND

AYOND A*yond, prep. & adv. Defn: Beyond. [North of Eng.]

AYONT

AYONT A*yont, prep. & adv. Defn: Beyond. [Scot.]

AYRIE; AYRY

AYRIE; AYRY Ay*rie, Ay*ry, n. Defn: See Aerie. Drayton.

AYRSHIRE

AYRSHIRE Ayrshire, n. (Agric.) Defn: One of a superior breed of cattle from Ayrshire, Scotland. Ayrshires are notable for the quantity and quality of their milk.

AYUNTAMIENTO

AYUNTAMIENTO A*yun`ta*mi*ento, n. Etym: [Sp., fr. OSp. ayuntar to join.] Defn: In Spain and Spanish America, a corporation or body of magistrates in cities and towns, corresponding to mayor and aldermen.

AZALEA

AZALEA A*zale*a, n.; pl. Azaleas. Etym: [NL., fr. Gr. (Bot.) Defn: A genus of showy flowering shrubs, mostly natives of China or of North America; false honeysuckle. The genus is scarcely distinct from Rhododendron.

AZAROLE

AZAROLE Aza*role, n. Etym: [F. azerole, the name of the fruit, fr. Ar. az- zo'r: cf. It. azzeruolo, Sp. acerolo.] (Bot.) Defn: The Neapolitan medlar (Crat?gus azarolus), a shrub of southern Europe; also, its fruit.

AZEDARACH

AZEDARACH A*zeda*rach, n. Etym: [F. az?darac, Sp. acederaque, Pers. azaddirakht noble tree.] 1. (Bot.) Defn: A handsome Asiatic tree (Melia azedarach), common in the southern United States; -- called also, Pride of India, Pride of China, and Bead tree. 2. (Med.) Defn: The bark of the roots of the azedarach, used as a cathartic and emetic.

AZIMUTH

AZIMUTH Azi*muth, n. Etym: [OE. azimut, F. azimut, fr. Ar. as-sum, pl. of as-samt a way, or perh., a point of the horizon and a circle extending to it from the zenith, as being the Arabic article: cf. It. azzimutto, Pg. azimuth, and Ar. samt-al-ra's the vertex of the heaven. Cf. Zenith.] (Astron. & Geodesy) (a) The quadrant of an azimuth circle. (b) An arc of the horizon intercepted between the meridian of the place and a vertical circle passing through the center of any object; as, the azimuth of a star; the azimuth or bearing of a line surveying. Note: In trigonometrical surveying, it is customary to reckon the azimuth of a line from the south point of the horizon around by the west from 0? to 360?. Azimuth circle, or Vertical circle, one of the great circles of the sphere intersecting each other in the zenith and nadir, and cutting the horizon at right angles. Hutton. -- Azimuth compass, a compass resembling the mariner's compass, but having the card divided into degrees instead of rhumbs, and having vertical sights; used for taking the magnetic azimuth of a heavenly body, in order to find, by comparison with the true azimuth, the variation of the needle. -- Azimuth dial, a dial whose stile or gnomon is at right angles to the plane of the horizon. Hutton. -- Magnetic azimuth, an arc of the horizon, intercepted between the vertical circle passing through any object and the magnetic meridian. This is found by observing the object with an azimuth compass.

AZIMUTHAL

AZIMUTHAL Azi*muth`al, a. Defn: Of or pertaining to the azimuth; in a horizontal circle. Azimuthal error of a transit instrument, its deviation in azimuth from the plane of the meridian.

AZO

AZO- Azo-. Etym: [See Azote.] (Chem.) Defn: A combining form of azote; (a) Applied loosely to compounds having nitrogen variously combined, as in cyanides, nitrates, etc. (b) Now especially applied to compounds containing a two atom nitrogen group uniting two hydrocarbon radicals, as in azobenzene, azobenzoic, etc. These compounds furnish many artificial dyes. See Diazo-.

AZOBENZENE

AZOBENZENE Az`o*benzene, n. Etym: [Azo- + benzene.] (Chem.) Defn: A substance (C6H5.N2.C6H5) derived from nitrobenzene, forming orange red crystals which are easily fusible.

AZOGUE

AZOGUE A*zogue, n. [Sp. See Azoth.] Defn: Lit.: Quicksilver; hence: pl. (Mining) Defn: Silver ores suitable for treatment by amalgamation with mercury. [Sp. Amer.]

AZOIC

AZOIC A*zoic, a. Etym: [Gr. Defn: Destitute of any vestige of organic life, or at least of animal life; anterior to the existence of animal life; formed when there was no animal life on the globe; as, the azoic. rocks. Azoic age (Geol.), the age preceding the existence of animal life, or anterior to the paleozoic tome. Azoic is also used as a noun, age being understood. See Arch?an, and Eozoic.

AZOLE

AZOLE Azole, n. [From Azote.] (Org. Chem.) Defn: Any of a large class of compounds characterized by a five- membered ring which contains an atom of nitrogen and at least one other noncarbon atom (nitrogen, oxygen, sulphur). The prefixes furo-, thio, and pyrro-are used to distinguish three subclasses of azoles, which may be regarded as derived respectively from furfuran, thiophene, and pyrrol by replacement of the CH group by nitrogen; as, furo-monazole. Names exactly analogous to those for the azines are also used; as, oxazole, diazole, etc.

AZOLEIC

AZOLEIC Az`o*leic, a. Etym: [Azo- + oleic.] (Chem.) Defn: Pertaining to an acid produced by treating oleic with nitric acid. [R.]

AZONIC

AZONIC A*zonic, a. Etym: [Gr. Defn: Confined to no zone or region; not local.

AZORIAN

AZORIAN A*zori*an, a. Defn: Of or pertaining to the Azores. -- n. Defn: A native of the Azores.

AZOTE

AZOTE Azote, n. Etym: [F. azote, fr. Gr. Defn: Same as Nitrogen. [R.]

AZOTED

AZOTED Azot*ed, a. Defn: Nitrogenized; nitrogenous.

AZOTH

AZOTH Azoth, n. Etym: [LL. azoch, azoth, fr. Ar. az-zauq mercury.] (Alchemy) (a) The first principle of metals, i. e., mercury, which was formerly supposed to exist in all metals, and to be extractable from them. (b) The universal remedy of Paracelsus.

AZOTIC

AZOTIC A*zotic, a. (Chem.) Defn: Pertaining to azote, or nitrogen; formed or consisting of azote; nitric; as, azotic gas; azotic acid. [R.] Carpenter.

AZOTINE; AZOTIN

AZOTINE; AZOTIN Azo*tine, Azo*tin, n. [Azote + -ine.] 1. Defn: An explosive consisting of sodium nitrate, charcoal, sulphur, and petroleum. 2. = 1st Ammonite, 2.

AZOTITE

AZOTITE Azo*tite, n. (Chem.) Defn: A salt formed by the combination of azotous, or nitrous, acid with a base; a nitrite. [R.]

AZOTIZE

AZOTIZE Azo*tize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Azotized (p. pr. & vb. n. Azotizing ( Defn: To impregnate with azote, or nitrogen; to nitrogenize.

AZOTOMETER

AZOTOMETER Az`o*tome*ter, n. Etym: [Azote + -meter.] (Chem.) Defn: An apparatus for measuring or determining the proportion of nitrogen; a nitrometer.

AZOTOUS

AZOTOUS A*zotous, a Defn: : Nitrous; as, azotous acid. [R.]

AZOTURIA

AZOTURIA Az`o*turi*a, n. [NL.; azote + Gr. urine.] (Med.) Defn: Excess of urea or other nitrogenous substances in the urine.

AZTEC

AZTEC Aztec, a. Defn: Of or relating to one of the early races in Mexico that inhabited the great plateau of that country at the time of the Spanish conquest in 1519. -- n. Defn: One of the Aztec race or people.

AZURE

AZURE Azure, a. Etym: [F. & OSp. azur, Sp. azul, through Ar. from Per. lajaward, or lajuward, lapis lazuli, a blue color, lajawardi, lajuwardi, azure, cerulean, the initial l having been dropped, perhaps by the influence of the Ar. azr-aq azure, blue. Cf. G. lasur, lasurstein, azure color, azure stone, and NL. lapis lazuli.] Defn: Sky-blue; resembling the clear blue color of the unclouded sky; cerulean; also, cloudless. Azure stone (Min.), the lapis lazuli; also, the lazulite.

AZURE

AZURE Azure, n. 1. The lapis lazuli. [Obs.] 2. The clear blue color of the sky; also, a pigment or dye of this color. In robes of azure. Wordsworth. 3. The blue vault above; the unclouded sky. Not like those steps On heaven's azure. Milton. 4. (Her.) Defn: A blue color, represented in engraving by horizontal parallel lines.

AZURE

AZURE Azure, v. t. Defn: To color blue.

AZURED

AZURED Azured, a. Defn: Of an azure color; sky-blue. The azured harebell. Shak.

AZUREOUS

AZUREOUS A*zure*ous, a. (Zo?l.) Defn: Of a fine blue color; azure.

AZURINE

AZURINE Azu*rine, a. Etym: [Cf. Azurn.] Defn: Azure.

AZURINE

AZURINE Azu*rine, n. (Zo?l.) Defn: The blue roach of Europe (Leuciscus c?ruleus); -- so called from its color.

AZURITE

AZURITE Azu*rite, n. (Min.) Defn: Blue carbonate of copper; blue malachite.

AZURN

AZURN Azurn, a. Etym: [Cf. OF. azurin, asurin, LL. azurinus. See Azure, a.] Defn: Azure. [Obs.] Thick set with agate, and the azurn sheen Of turkis blue, and emerald green. Milton.

AZYGOUS

AZYGOUS Azy*gous, a. Etym: [Gr. Defn: Odd; having no fellow; not one of a pair; single; as, the azygous muscle of the uvula.

AZYM; AZYME

AZYM; AZYME Azym, Azyme, n. Etym: [F. azyme unleavened, L. azymus, fr. Gr. Defn: Unleavened bread.

AZYMIC

AZYMIC A*zymic, a. Defn: Azymous.

AZYMITE

AZYMITE Azy*mite, n. Etym: [Cf. F. azymite.] (Eccl. Hist.) Defn: One who administered the Eucharist with unleavened bread; -- a name of reproach given by those of the Greek church to the Latins.

AZYMOUS

AZYMOUS Azy*mous, a. Etym: [See Azym.] Defn: Unleavened; unfermented. Azymous bread. Dunglison.

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