100 Common English Words

This is a full list of the top 100 most common English words along with the definition.

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  1. the
    • See Thee.
    • A word placed before nouns to limit or individualize their meaning.
    • By that; by how much; by so much; on that account; -- used before comparatives; as, the longer we continue in sin, the more difficult it is to reform.
  2. be
    • To exist actually, or in the world of fact; to have ex/stence.
    • To exist in a certain manner or relation, -- whether as a reality or as a product of thought; to exist as the subject of a certain predicate, that is, as having a certain attribute, or as belonging to a certain sort, or as identical with what is specified, -- a word or words for the predicate being annexed; as, to be happy; to be here; to be large, or strong; to be an animal; to be a hero; to be a nonentity; three and two are five; annihilation is the cessation of existence; that is the man.
    • To take place; to happen; as, the meeting was on Thursday.
    • To signify; to represent or symbolize; to answer to.
  3. to
    • The preposition to primarily indicates approach and arrival, motion made in the direction of a place or thing and attaining it, access; and also, motion or tendency without arrival; movement toward; -- opposed to from.
    • Hence, it indicates motion, course, or tendency toward a time, a state or condition, an aim, or anything capable of being regarded as a limit to a tendency, movement, or action; as, he is going to a trade; he is rising to wealth and honor.
    • In a very general way, and with innumerable varieties of application, to connects transitive verbs with their remoter or indirect object, and adjectives, nouns, and neuter or passive verbs with a following noun which limits their action. Its sphere verges upon that of for, but it contains less the idea of design or appropriation; as, these remarks were addressed to a large audience; let us keep this seat to ourselves; a substance sweet to the taste; an event painful to the mind; duty to God and to our parents; a dislike to spirituous liquor.
    • As sign of the infinitive, to had originally the use of last defined, governing the infinitive as a verbal noun, and connecting it as indirect object with a preceding verb or adjective; thus, ready to go, i.e., ready unto going; good to eat, i.e., good for eating; I do my utmost to lead my life pleasantly. But it has come to be the almost constant prefix to the infinitive, even in situations where it has no prepositional meaning, as where the infinitive is direct object or subject; thus, I love to learn, i.e., I love learning; to die for one's country is noble, i.e., the dying for one's country. Where the infinitive denotes the design or purpose, good usage formerly allowed the prefixing of for to the to; as, what went ye out for see? (Matt. xi. 8).
    • In many phrases, and in connection with many other words, to has a pregnant meaning, or is used elliptically.
    • Extent; limit; degree of comprehension; inclusion as far as; as, they met us to the number of three hundred.
    • Effect; end; consequence; as, the prince was flattered to his ruin; he engaged in a war to his cost; violent factions exist to the prejudice of the state.
    • Apposition; connection; antithesis; opposition; as, they engaged hand to hand.
    • Accord; adaptation; as, an occupation to his taste; she has a husband to her mind.
    • Comparison; as, three is to nine as nine is to twenty-seven; it is ten to one that you will offend him.
    • Addition; union; accumulation.
    • Accompaniment; as, she sang to his guitar; they danced to the music of a piano.
    • Character; condition of being; purpose subserved or office filled.
  4. of
    • In a general sense, from, or out from; proceeding from; belonging to; relating to; concerning; -- used in a variety of applications; as:
    • Denoting that from which anything proceeds; indicating origin, source, descent, and the like; as, he is of a race of kings; he is of noble blood.
    • Denoting possession or ownership, or the relation of subject to attribute; as, the apartment of the consul: the power of the king; a man of courage; the gate of heaven.
    • Denoting the material of which anything is composed, or that which it contains; as, a throne of gold; a sword of steel; a wreath of mist; a cup of water.
    • Denoting part of an aggregate or whole; belonging to a number or quantity mentioned; out of; from amongst; as, of this little he had some to spare; some of the mines were unproductive; most of the company.
    • Denoting that by which a person or thing is actuated or impelled; also, the source of a purpose or action; as, they went of their own will; no body can move of itself; he did it of necessity.
    • Denoting reference to a thing; about; concerning; relating to; as, to boast of one's achievements.
    • Denoting nearness or distance, either in space or time; from; as, within a league of the town; within an hour of the appointed time.
    • Denoting identity or equivalence; -- used with a name or appellation, and equivalent to the relation of apposition; as, the continent of America; the city of Rome; the Island of Cuba.
    • Denoting the agent, or person by whom, or thing by which, anything is, or is done; by.
    • Denoting relation to place or time; belonging to, or connected with; as, men of Athens; the people of the Middle Ages; in the days of Herod.
    • Denoting passage from one state to another; from.
    • During; in the course of.
  5. and
    • A particle which expresses the relation of connection or addition. It is used to conjoin a word with a word, a clause with a clause, or a sentence with a sentence.
    • In order to; -- used instead of the infinitival to, especially after try, come, go.
    • It is sometimes, in old songs, a mere expletive.
    • If; though. See An, conj.
  6. a
    • The first letter of the English and of many other alphabets. The capital A of the alphabets of Middle and Western Europe, as also the small letter (a), besides the forms in Italic, black letter, etc., are all descended from the old Latin A, which was borrowed from the Greek Alpha, of the same form; and this was made from the first letter (/) of the Phoenician alphabet, the equivalent of the Hebrew Aleph, and itself from the Egyptian origin. The Aleph was a consonant letter, with a guttural breath sound that was not an element of Greek articulation; and the Greeks took it to represent their vowel Alpha with the a sound, the Phoenician alphabet having no vowel symbols.
    • The name of the sixth tone in the model major scale (that in C), or the first tone of the minor scale, which is named after it the scale in A minor. The second string of the violin is tuned to the A in the treble staff. -- A sharp (A/) is the name of a musical tone intermediate between A and B. -- A flat (A/) is the name of a tone intermediate between A and G.
    • An adjective, commonly called the indefinite article, and signifying one or any, but less emphatically.
    • In each; to or for each; as, \"twenty leagues a day\", \"a hundred pounds a year\", \"a dollar a yard\", etc.
    • In; on; at; by.
    • In process of; in the act of; into; to; -- used with verbal substantives in -ing which begin with a consonant. This is a shortened form of the preposition an (which was used before the vowel sound); as in a hunting, a building, a begging.
    • Of.
    • A barbarous corruption of have, of he, and sometimes of it and of they.
    • An expletive, void of sense, to fill up the meter
  7. in
    • The specific signification of in is situation or place with respect to surrounding, environment, encompassment, etc. It is used with verbs signifying being, resting, or moving within limits, or within circumstances or conditions of any kind conceived of as limiting, confining, or investing, either wholly or in part. In its different applications, it approaches some of the meanings of, and sometimes is interchangeable with, within, into, on, at, of, and among.
    • With reference to space or place; as, he lives in Boston; he traveled in Italy; castles in the air.
    • With reference to circumstances or conditions; as, he is in difficulties; she stood in a blaze of light.
    • With reference to a whole which includes or comprises the part spoken of; as, the first in his family; the first regiment in the army.
    • With reference to physical surrounding, personal states, etc., abstractly denoted; as, I am in doubt; the room is in darkness; to live in fear.
    • With reference to character, reach, scope, or influence considered as establishing a limitation; as, to be in one's favor.
    • With reference to movement or tendency toward a certain limit or environment; -- sometimes equivalent to into; as, to put seed in the ground; to fall in love; to end in death; to put our trust in God.
    • With reference to a limit of time; as, in an hour; it happened in the last century; in all my life.
    • Not out; within; inside. In, the preposition, becomes an adverb by omission of its object, leaving it as the representative of an adverbial phrase, the context indicating what the omitted object is; as, he takes in the situation (i. e., he comprehends it in his mind); the Republicans were in (i. e., in office); in at one ear and out at the other (i. e., in or into the head); his side was in (i. e., in the turn at the bat); he came in (i. e., into the house).
    • With privilege or possession; -- used to denote a holding, possession, or seisin; as, in by descent; in by purchase; in of the seisin of her husband.
    • One who is in office; -- the opposite of out.
    • A reentrant angle; a nook or corner.
    • To inclose; to take in; to harvest.
  8. that
    • As a demonstrative pronoun (pl. Those), that usually points out, or refers to, a person or thing previously mentioned, or supposed to be understood. That, as a demonstrative, may precede the noun to which it refers; as, that which he has said is true; those in the basket are good apples.
    • As an adjective, that has the same demonstrative force as the pronoun, but is followed by a noun.
    • As a relative pronoun, that is equivalent to who or which, serving to point out, and make definite, a person or thing spoken of, or alluded to, before, and may be either singular or plural.
    • As a conjunction, that retains much of its force as a demonstrative pronoun.
    • To introduce a clause employed as the object of the preceding verb, or as the subject or predicate nominative of a verb.
    • To introduce, a reason or cause; -- equivalent to for that, in that, for the reason that, because.
    • To introduce a purpose; -- usually followed by may, or might, and frequently preceded by so, in order, to the end, etc.
    • To introduce a consequence, result, or effect; -- usually preceded by so or such, sometimes by that.
    • In an elliptical sentence to introduce a dependent sentence expressing a wish, or a cause of surprise, indignation, or the like.
    • As adverb: To such a degree; so; as, he was that frightened he could say nothing.
  9. have
    • of Have
    • To hold in possession or control; to own; as, he has a farm.
    • To possess, as something which appertains to, is connected with, or affects, one.
    • To accept possession of; to take or accept.
    • To get possession of; to obtain; to get.
    • To cause or procure to be; to effect; to exact; to desire; to require.
    • To bear, as young; as, she has just had a child.
    • To hold, regard, or esteem.
    • To cause or force to go; to take.
    • To take or hold (one's self); to proceed promptly; -- used reflexively, often with ellipsis of the pronoun; as, to have after one; to have at one or at a thing, i. e., to aim at one or at a thing; to attack; to have with a companion.
    • To be under necessity or obligation; to be compelled; followed by an infinitive.
    • To understand.
    • To put in an awkward position; to have the advantage of; as, that is where he had him.
    • of Have
  10. I
    • In our old authors, I was often used for ay (or aye), yes, which is pronounced nearly like it.
    • As a numeral, I stands for 1, II for 2, etc.
    • The nominative case of the pronoun of the first person; the word with which a speaker or writer denotes himself.
  11. it
    • The neuter pronoun of the third person, corresponding to the masculine pronoun he and the feminine she, and having the same plural (they, their or theirs, them).
    • As a substance for any noun of the neuter gender; as, here is the book, take it home.
    • As a demonstrative, especially at the beginning of a sentence, pointing to that which is about to be stated, named, or mentioned, or referring to that which apparent or well known; as, I saw it was John.
    • As an indefinite nominative for a impersonal verb; as, it snows; it rains.
    • As a substitute for such general terms as, the state of affairs, the condition of things, and the like; as, how is it with the sick man?
    • As an indefinite object after some intransitive verbs, or after a substantive used humorously as a verb; as, to foot it (i. e., to walk).
  12. for
    • In the most general sense, indicating that in consideration of, in view of, or with reference to, which anything is done or takes place.
    • Indicating the antecedent cause or occasion of an action; the motive or inducement accompanying and prompting to an act or state; the reason of anything; that on account of which a thing is or is done.
    • Indicating the remoter and indirect object of an act; the end or final cause with reference to which anything is, acts, serves, or is done.
    • Indicating that in favor of which, or in promoting which, anything is, or is done; hence, in behalf of; in favor of; on the side of; -- opposed to against.
    • Indicating that toward which the action of anything is directed, or the point toward which motion is made; /ntending to go to.
    • Indicating that on place of or instead of which anything acts or serves, or that to which a substitute, an equivalent, a compensation, or the like, is offered or made; instead of, or place of.
    • Indicating that in the character of or as being which anything is regarded or treated; to be, or as being.
    • Indicating that instead of which something else controls in the performing of an action, or that in spite of which anything is done, occurs, or is; hence, equivalent to notwithstanding, in spite of; -- generally followed by all, aught, anything, etc.
    • Indicating the space or time through which an action or state extends; hence, during; in or through the space or time of.
    • Indicating that in prevention of which, or through fear of which, anything is done.
    • Because; by reason that; for that; indicating, in Old English, the reason of anything.
    • Since; because; introducing a reason of something before advanced, a cause, motive, explanation, justification, or the like, of an action related or a statement made. It is logically nearly equivalent to since, or because, but connects less closely, and is sometimes used as a very general introduction to something suggested by what has gone before.
    • One who takes, or that which is said on, the affrimative side; that which is said in favor of some one or something; -- the antithesis of against, and commonly used in connection with it.
  13. not
    • Wot not; know not; knows not.
    • Shorn; shaven.
    • A word used to express negation, prohibition, denial, or refusal.
  14. on
    • The general signification of on is situation, motion, or condition with respect to contact or support beneath
    • At, or in contact with, the surface or upper part of a thing, and supported by it; placed or lying in contact with the surface; as, the book lies on the table, which stands on the floor of a house on an island.
    • To or against the surface of; -- used to indicate the motion of a thing as coming or falling to the surface of another; as, rain falls on the earth.
    • Denoting performance or action by contact with the surface, upper part, or outside of anything; hence, by means of; with; as, to play on a violin or piano. Hence, figuratively, to work on one's feelings; to make an impression on the mind.
    • At or near; adjacent to; -- indicating situation, place, or position; as, on the one hand, on the other hand; the fleet is on the American coast.
    • In addition to; besides; -- indicating multiplication or succession in a series; as, heaps on heaps; mischief on mischief; loss on loss; thought on thought.
    • Indicating dependence or reliance; with confidence in; as, to depend on a person for assistance; to rely on; hence, indicating the ground or support of anything; as, he will promise on certain conditions; to bet on a horse.
    • At or in the time of; during; as, on Sunday we abstain from labor. See At (synonym).
    • At the time of, conveying some notion of cause or motive; as, on public occasions, the officers appear in full dress or uniform. Hence, in consequence of, or following; as, on the ratification of the treaty, the armies were disbanded.
    • Toward; for; -- indicating the object of some passion; as, have pity or compassion on him.
    • At the peril of, or for the safety of.
    • By virtue of; with the pledge of; -- denoting a pledge or engagement, and put before the thing pledged; as, he affirmed or promised on his word, or on his honor.
    • To the account of; -- denoting imprecation or invocation, or coming to, falling, or resting upon; as, on us be all the blame; a curse on him.
    • In reference or relation to; as, on our part expect punctuality; a satire on society.
    • Of.
    • Occupied with; in the performance of; as, only three officers are on duty; on a journey.
    • In the service of; connected with; of the number of; as, he is on a newspaper; on a committee.
    • Forward, in progression; onward; -- usually with a verb of motion; as, move on; go on.
    • Forward, in succession; as, from father to son, from the son to the grandson, and so on.
    • In continuance; without interruption or ceasing; as, sleep on, take your ease; say on; sing on.
    • Adhering; not off; as in the phrase, \"He is neither on nor off,\" that is, he is not steady, he is irresolute.
    • Attached to the body, as clothing or ornament, or for use.
    • In progress; proceeding; as, a game is on.
  15. with
    • See Withe.
    • With denotes or expresses some situation or relation of nearness, proximity, association, connection, or the like.
    • To denote a close or direct relation of opposition or hostility; -- equivalent to against.
    • To denote association in respect of situation or environment; hence, among; in the company of.
    • To denote a connection of friendship, support, alliance, assistance, countenance, etc.; hence, on the side of.
    • To denote the accomplishment of cause, means, instrument, etc; -- sometimes equivalent to by.
    • To denote association in thought, as for comparison or contrast.
    • To denote simultaneous happening, or immediate succession or consequence.
    • To denote having as a possession or an appendage; as, the firmament with its stars; a bride with a large fortune.
  16. he
    • The man or male being (or object personified to which the masculine gender is assigned), previously designated; a pronoun of the masculine gender, usually referring to a specified subject already indicated.
    • Any one; the man or person; -- used indefinitely, and usually followed by a relative pronoun.
    • Man; a male; any male person; -- in this sense used substantively.
  17. as
    • Denoting equality or likeness in kind, degree, or manner; like; similar to; in the same manner with or in which; in accordance with; in proportion to; to the extent or degree in which or to which; equally; no less than; as, ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil; you will reap as you sow; do as you are bidden.
    • In the idea, character, or condition of, -- limiting the view to certain attributes or relations; as, virtue considered as virtue; this actor will appear as Hamlet.
    • While; during or at the same time that; when; as, he trembled as he spoke.
    • Because; since; it being the case that.
    • Expressing concession. (Often approaching though in meaning).
    • That, introducing or expressing a result or consequence, after the correlatives so and such.
    • As if; as though.
    • For instance; by way of example; thus; -- used to introduce illustrative phrases, sentences, or citations.
    • Than.
    • Expressing a wish.
    • An ace.
    • A Roman weight, answering to the libra or pound, equal to nearly eleven ounces Troy weight. It was divided into twelve ounces.
    • A Roman copper coin, originally of a pound weight (12 oz.); but reduced, after the first Punic war, to two ounces; in the second Punic war, to one ounce; and afterwards to half an ounce.
  18. you
    • The pronoun of the second person, in the nominative, dative, and objective case, indicating the person or persons addressed. See the Note under Ye.
  19. do
    • A syllable attached to the first tone of the major diatonic scale for the purpose of solmization, or solfeggio. It is the first of the seven syllables used by the Italians as manes of musical tones, and replaced, for the sake of euphony, the syllable Ut, applied to the note C. In England and America the same syllables are used by mane as a scale pattern, while the tones in respect to absolute pitch are named from the first seven letters of the alphabet.
    • To place; to put.
    • To cause; to make; -- with an infinitive.
    • To bring about; to produce, as an effect or result; to effect; to achieve.
    • To perform, as an action; to execute; to transact to carry out in action; as, to do a good or a bad act; do our duty; to do what I can.
    • To bring to an end by action; to perform completely; to finish; to accomplish; -- a sense conveyed by the construction, which is that of the past participle done.
    • To make ready for an object, purpose, or use, as food by cooking; to cook completely or sufficiently; as, the meat is done on one side only.
    • To put or bring into a form, state, or condition, especially in the phrases, to do death, to put to death; to slay; to do away (often do away with), to put away; to remove; to do on, to put on; to don; to do off, to take off, as dress; to doff; to do into, to put into the form of; to translate or transform into, as a text.
    • To cheat; to gull; to overreach.
    • To see or inspect; to explore; as, to do all the points of interest.
    • To cash or to advance money for, as a bill or note.
    • To act or behave in any manner; to conduct one's self.
    • To fare; to be, as regards health; as, they asked him how he did; how do you do to-day?
    • To succeed; to avail; to answer the purpose; to serve; as, if no better plan can be found, he will make this do.
    • Deed; act; fear.
    • Ado; bustle; stir; to do.
    • A cheat; a swindle.
  20. at
    • Primarily, this word expresses the relations of presence, nearness in place or time, or direction toward; as, at the ninth hour; at the house; to aim at a mark. It is less definite than in or on; at the house may be in or near the house. From this original import are derived all the various uses of at.
    • A relation of proximity to, or of presence in or on, something; as, at the door; at your shop; at home; at school; at hand; at sea and on land.
    • The relation of some state or condition; as, at war; at peace; at ease; at your service; at fault; at liberty; at risk; at disadvantage.
    • The relation of some employment or action; occupied with; as, at engraving; at husbandry; at play; at work; at meat (eating); except at puns.
    • The relation of a point or position in a series, or of degree, rate, or value; as, with the thermometer at 80¡; goods sold at a cheap price; a country estimated at 10,000 square miles; life is short at the longest.
    • The relations of time, age, or order; as, at ten o'clock; at twenty-one; at once; at first.
    • The relations of source, occasion, reason, consequence, or effect; as, at the sight; at this news; merry at anything; at this declaration; at his command; to demand, require, receive, deserve, endure at your hands.
    • Relation of direction toward an object or end; as, look at it; to point at one; to aim at a mark; to throw, strike, shoot, wink, mock, laugh at any one.
  21. this
    • As a demonstrative pronoun, this denotes something that is present or near in place or time, or something just mentioned, or that is just about to be mentioned.
    • As an adjective, this has the same demonstrative force as the pronoun, but is followed by a noun; as, this book; this way to town.
  22. but
    • Except with; unless with; without.
    • Except; besides; save.
    • Excepting or excluding the fact that; save that; were it not that; unless; -- elliptical, for but that.
    • Otherwise than that; that not; -- commonly, after a negative, with that.
    • Only; solely; merely.
    • On the contrary; on the other hand; only; yet; still; however; nevertheless; more; further; -- as connective of sentences or clauses of a sentence, in a sense more or less exceptive or adversative; as, the House of Representatives passed the bill, but the Senate dissented; our wants are many, but quite of another kind.
    • The outer apartment or kitchen of a two-roomed house; -- opposed to ben, the inner room.
    • A limit; a boundary.
    • The end; esp. the larger or thicker end, or the blunt, in distinction from the sharp, end. See 1st Butt.
    • See Butt, v., and Abut, v.
    • A limit; a bound; a goal; the extreme bound; the end.
    • The thicker end of anything. See But.
    • A mark to be shot at; a target.
    • A person at whom ridicule, jest, or contempt is directed; as, the butt of the company.
    • A push, thrust, or sudden blow, given by the head of an animal; as, the butt of a ram.
    • A thrust in fencing.
    • A piece of land left unplowed at the end of a field.
    • A joint where the ends of two objects come squarely together without scarfing or chamfering; -- also called butt joint.
    • The end of a connecting rod or other like piece, to which the boxing is attached by the strap, cotter, and gib.
    • The portion of a half-coupling fastened to the end of a hose.
    • The joint where two planks in a strake meet.
    • A kind of hinge used in hanging doors, etc.; -- so named because fastened on the edge of the door, which butts against the casing, instead of on its face, like the strap hinge; also called butt hinge.
    • The thickest and stoutest part of tanned oxhides, used for soles of boots, harness, trunks.
    • The hut or shelter of the person who attends to the targets in rifle practice.
  23. his
    • Belonging or pertaining to him; -- used as a pronominal adjective or adjective pronoun; as, tell John his papers are ready; formerly used also for its, but this use is now obsolete.
    • The possessive of he; as, the book is his.
  24. by
    • In the neighborhood of; near or next to; not far from; close to; along with; as, come and sit by me.
    • On; along; in traversing. Compare 5.
    • Near to, while passing; hence, from one to the other side of; past; as, to go by a church.
    • Used in specifying adjacent dimensions; as, a cabin twenty feet by forty.
    • Against.
    • With, as means, way, process, etc.; through means of; with aid of; through; through the act or agency of; as, a city is destroyed by fire; profit is made by commerce; to take by force.
    • Near; in the neighborhood; present; as, there was no person by at the time.
    • Passing near; going past; past; beyond; as, the procession has gone by; a bird flew by.
    • Aside; as, to lay by; to put by.
    • Out of the common path; aside; -- used in composition, giving the meaning of something aside, secondary, or incidental, or collateral matter, a thing private or avoiding notice; as, by-line, by-place, by-play, by-street. It was formerly more freely used in composition than it is now; as, by-business, by-concernment, by-design, by-interest, etc.
  25. from
    • Out of the neighborhood of; lessening or losing proximity to; leaving behind; by reason of; out of; by aid of; -- used whenever departure, setting out, commencement of action, being, state, occurrence, etc., or procedure, emanation, absence, separation, etc., are to be expressed. It is construed with, and indicates, the point of space or time at which the action, state, etc., are regarded as setting out or beginning; also, less frequently, the source, the cause, the occasion, out of which anything proceeds; -- the aritithesis and correlative of to; as, it, is one hundred miles from Boston to Springfield; he took his sword from his side; light proceeds from the sun; separate the coarse wool from the fine; men have all sprung from Adam, and often go from good to bad, and from bad to worse; the merit of an action depends on the principle from which it proceeds; men judge of facts from personal knowledge, or from testimony.
  26. they
    • The plural of he, she, or it. They is never used adjectively, but always as a pronoun proper, and sometimes refers to persons without an antecedent expressed.
  27. we
    • The plural nominative case of the pronoun of the first person; the word with which a person in speaking or writing denotes a number or company of which he is one, as the subject of an action expressed by a verb.
    • of I
  28. say
    • To utter or express in words; to tell; to speak; to declare; as, he said many wise things.
    • To repeat; to rehearse; to recite; to pronounce; as, to say a lesson.
    • To announce as a decision or opinion; to state positively; to assert; hence, to form an opinion upon; to be sure about; to be determined in mind as to.
    • To mention or suggest as an estimate, hypothesis, or approximation; hence, to suppose; -- in the imperative, followed sometimes by the subjunctive; as, he had, say fifty thousand dollars; the fox had run, say ten miles.
    • To speak; to express an opinion; to make answer; to reply.
    • A speech; something said; an expression of opinion; a current story; a maxim or proverb.
    • Saw.
    • Trial by sample; assay; sample; specimen; smack.
    • Tried quality; temper; proof.
    • Essay; trial; attempt.
    • To try; to assay.
    • A kind of silk or satin.
    • A delicate kind of serge, or woolen cloth.
  29. her
    • The form of the objective and the possessive case of the personal pronoun she; as, I saw her with her purse out.
    • Alt. of Here
  30. she
    • This or that female; the woman understood or referred to; the animal of the female sex, or object personified as feminine, which was spoken of.
    • A woman; a female; -- used substantively.
  31. or
    • A particle that marks an alternative; as, you may read or may write, -- that is, you may do one of the things at your pleasure, but not both. It corresponds to either. You may ride either to London or to Windsor. It often connects a series of words or propositions, presenting a choice of either; as, he may study law, or medicine, or divinity, or he may enter into trade.
    • Ere; before; sooner than.
    • Yellow or gold color, -- represented in drawing or engraving by small dots.
  32. an
    • This word is properly an adjective, but is commonly called the indefinite article. It is used before nouns of the singular number only, and signifies one, or any, but somewhat less emphatically. In such expressions as \"twice an hour,\" \"once an age,\" a shilling an ounce (see 2d A, 2), it has a distributive force, and is equivalent to each, every.
    • If; -- a word used by old English authors.
  33. will
    • The power of choosing; the faculty or endowment of the soul by which it is capable of choosing; the faculty or power of the mind by which we decide to do or not to do; the power or faculty of preferring or selecting one of two or more objects.
    • The choice which is made; a determination or preference which results from the act or exercise of the power of choice; a volition.
    • The choice or determination of one who has authority; a decree; a command; discretionary pleasure.
    • Strong wish or inclination; desire; purpose.
    • That which is strongly wished or desired.
    • Arbitrary disposal; power to control, dispose, or determine.
    • The legal declaration of a person's mind as to the manner in which he would have his property or estate disposed of after his death; the written instrument, legally executed, by which a man makes disposition of his estate, to take effect after his death; testament; devise. See the Note under Testament, 1.
    • To form a distinct volition of; to determine by an act of choice; to ordain; to decree.
    • To enjoin or command, as that which is determined by an act of volition; to direct; to order.
    • To give or direct the disposal of by testament; to bequeath; to devise; as, to will one's estate to a child; also, to order or direct by testament; as, he willed that his nephew should have his watch.
    • To exercise an act of volition; to choose; to decide; to determine; to decree.
    • To wish; to desire; to incline to have.
    • As an auxiliary, will is used to denote futurity dependent on the verb. Thus, in first person, \"I will\" denotes willingness, consent, promise; and when \"will\" is emphasized, it denotes determination or fixed purpose; as, I will go if you wish; I will go at all hazards. In the second and third persons, the idea of distinct volition, wish, or purpose is evanescent, and simple certainty is appropriately expressed; as, \"You will go,\" or \"He will go,\" describes a future event as a fact only. To emphasize will denotes (according to the tone or context) certain futurity or fixed determination.
    • To be willing; to be inclined or disposed; to be pleased; to wish; to desire.
  34. my
    • Of or belonging to me; -- used always attributively; as, my body; my book; -- mine is used in the predicate; as, the book is mine. See Mine.
  35. one
    • Being a single unit, or entire being or thing, and no more; not multifold; single; individual.
    • Denoting a person or thing conceived or spoken of indefinitely; a certain. \"I am the sister of one Claudio\" [Shak.], that is, of a certain man named Claudio.
    • Pointing out a contrast, or denoting a particular thing or person different from some other specified; -- used as a correlative adjective, with or without the.
    • Closely bound together; undivided; united; constituting a whole.
    • Single in kind; the same; a common.
    • Single; inmarried.
    • A single unit; as, one is the base of all numbers.
    • A symbol representing a unit, as 1, or i.
    • A single person or thing.
    • Any person, indefinitely; a person or body; as, what one would have well done, one should do one's self.
    • To cause to become one; to gather into a single whole; to unite; to assimilite.
  36. all
    • The whole quantity, extent, duration, amount, quality, or degree of; the whole; the whole number of; any whatever; every; as, all the wheat; all the land; all the year; all the strength; all happiness; all abundance; loss of all power; beyond all doubt; you will see us all (or all of us).
    • Any.
    • Only; alone; nothing but.
    • Wholly; completely; altogether; entirely; quite; very; as, all bedewed; my friend is all for amusement.
    • Even; just. (Often a mere intensive adjunct.)
    • The whole number, quantity, or amount; the entire thing; everything included or concerned; the aggregate; the whole; totality; everything or every person; as, our all is at stake.
    • Although; albeit.
  37. would
    • Commonly used as an auxiliary verb, either in the past tense or in the conditional or optative present. See 2d & 3d Will.
    • See 2d Weld.
    • of Will
  38. there
    • In or at that place.
    • In that matter, relation, etc.; at that point, stage, etc., regarded as a distinct place; as, he did not stop there, but continued his speech.
    • To or into that place; thither.
  39. their
    • The possessive case of the personal pronoun they; as, their houses; their country.
  40. what
    • As an interrogative pronoun, used in asking questions regarding either persons or things; as, what is this? what did you say? what poem is this? what child is lost?
    • As an exclamatory word: -- (a) Used absolutely or independently; -- often with a question following.
    • Used adjectively, meaning how remarkable, or how great; as, what folly! what eloquence! what courage!
    • Sometimes prefixed to adjectives in an adverbial sense, as nearly equivalent to how; as, what happy boys!
    • As a relative pronoun
    • Used substantively with the antecedent suppressed, equivalent to that which, or those [persons] who, or those [things] which; -- called a compound relative.
    • Used adjectively, equivalent to the . . . which; the sort or kind of . . . which; rarely, the . . . on, or at, which.
    • Used adverbially in a sense corresponding to the adjectival use; as, he picked what good fruit he saw.
    • Whatever; whatsoever; what thing soever; -- used indefinitely.
    • Used adverbially, in part; partly; somewhat; -- with a following preposition, especially, with, and commonly with repetition.
    • Something; thing; stuff.
    • Why? For what purpose? On what account?
  41. so
    • In that manner or degree; as, indicated (in any way), or as implied, or as supposed to be known.
    • In like manner or degree; in the same way; thus; for like reason; whith equal reason; -- used correlatively, following as, to denote comparison or resemblance; sometimes, also, following inasmuch as.
    • In such manner; to such degree; -- used correlatively with as or that following; as, he was so fortunate as to escape.
    • Very; in a high degree; that is, in such a degree as can not well be expressed; as, he is so good; he planned so wisely.
    • In the same manner; as has been stated or suggested; in this or that condition or state; under these circumstances; in this way; -- with reflex reference to something just asserted or implied; used also with the verb to be, as a predicate.
    • The case being such; therefore; on this account; for this reason; on these terms; -- used both as an adverb and a conjuction.
    • It is well; let it be as it is, or let it come to pass; -- used to express assent.
    • Well; the fact being as stated; -- used as an expletive; as, so the work is done, is it?
    • Is it thus? do you mean what you say? -- with an upward tone; as, do you say he refuses? So?
    • About the number, time, or quantity specified; thereabouts; more or less; as, I will spend a week or so in the country; I have read only a page or so.
    • Provided that; on condition that; in case that; if.
    • Be as you are; stand still; stop; that will do; right as you are; -- a word used esp. to cows; also used by sailors.
  42. up
    • Aloft; on high; in a direction contrary to that of gravity; toward or in a higher place or position; above; -- the opposite of down.
    • From a lower to a higher position, literally or figuratively; as, from a recumbent or sitting position; from the mouth, toward the source, of a river; from a dependent or inferior condition; from concealment; from younger age; from a quiet state, or the like; -- used with verbs of motion expressed or implied.
    • In a higher place or position, literally or figuratively; in the state of having arisen; in an upright, or nearly upright, position; standing; mounted on a horse; in a condition of elevation, prominence, advance, proficiency, excitement, insurrection, or the like; -- used with verbs of rest, situation, condition, and the like; as, to be up on a hill; the lid of the box was up; prices are up.
    • To or in a position of equal advance or equality; not short of, back of, less advanced than, away from, or the like; -- usually followed by to or with; as, to be up to the chin in water; to come up with one's companions; to come up with the enemy; to live up to engagements.
    • To or in a state of completion; completely; wholly; quite; as, in the phrases to eat up; to drink up; to burn up; to sum up; etc.; to shut up the eyes or the mouth; to sew up a rent.
    • Aside, so as not to be in use; as, to lay up riches; put up your weapons.
    • From a lower to a higher place on, upon, or along; at a higher situation upon; at the top of.
    • From the coast towards the interior of, as a country; from the mouth towards the source of, as a stream; as, to journey up the country; to sail up the Hudson.
    • Upon.
    • The state of being up or above; a state of elevation, prosperity, or the like; -- rarely occurring except in the phrase ups and downs.
    • Inclining up; tending or going up; upward; as, an up look; an up grade; the up train.
  43. out
    • In its original and strict sense, out means from the interior of something; beyond the limits or boundary of somethings; in a position or relation which is exterior to something; -- opposed to in or into. The something may be expressed after of, from, etc. (see Out of, below); or, if not expressed, it is implied; as, he is out; or, he is out of the house, office, business, etc.; he came out; or, he came out from the ship, meeting, sect, party, etc.
    • Away; abroad; off; from home, or from a certain, or a usual, place; not in; not in a particular, or a usual, place; as, the proprietor is out, his team was taken out.
    • Beyond the limits of concealment, confinement, privacy, constraint, etc., actual of figurative; hence, not in concealment, constraint, etc., in, or into, a state of freedom, openness, disclosure, publicity, etc.; as, the sun shines out; he laughed out, to be out at the elbows; the secret has leaked out, or is out; the disease broke out on his face; the book is out.
    • Beyond the limit of existence, continuance, or supply; to the end; completely; hence, in, or into, a condition of extinction, exhaustion, completion; as, the fuel, or the fire, has burned out.
    • Beyond possession, control, or occupation; hence, in, or into, a state of want, loss, or deprivation; -- used of office, business, property, knowledge, etc.; as, the Democrats went out and the Whigs came in; he put his money out at interest.
    • Beyond the bounds of what is true, reasonable, correct, proper, common, etc.; in error or mistake; in a wrong or incorrect position or opinion; in a state of disagreement, opposition, etc.; in an inharmonious relation.
    • Not in the position to score in playing a game; not in the state or turn of the play for counting or gaining scores.
    • One who, or that which, is out; especially, one who is out of office; -- generally in the plural.
    • A place or space outside of something; a nook or corner; an angle projecting outward; an open space; -- chiefly used in the phrase ins and outs; as, the ins and outs of a question. See under In.
    • A word or words omitted by the compositor in setting up copy; an omission.
    • To cause to be out; to eject; to expel.
    • To come out with; to make known.
    • To give out; to dispose of; to sell.
    • To come or go out; to get out or away; to become public.
    • Expressing impatience, anger, a desire to be rid of; -- with the force of command; go out; begone; away; off.
  44. if
    • In case that; granting, allowing, or supposing that; -- introducing a condition or supposition.
    • Whether; -- in dependent questions.
  45. about
    • Around; all round; on every side of.
    • In the immediate neighborhood of; in contiguity or proximity to; near, as to place; by or on (one's person).
    • Over or upon different parts of; through or over in various directions; here and there in; to and fro in; throughout.
    • Near; not far from; -- determining approximately time, size, quantity.
    • In concern with; engaged in; intent on.
    • On the point or verge of; going; in act of.
    • Concerning; with regard to; on account of; touching.
    • On all sides; around.
    • In circuit; circularly; by a circuitous way; around the outside; as, a mile about, and a third of a mile across.
    • Here and there; around; in one place and another.
    • Nearly; approximately; with close correspondence, in quality, manner, degree, etc.; as, about as cold; about as high; -- also of quantity, number, time.
    • To a reserved position; half round; in the opposite direction; on the opposite tack; as, to face about; to turn one's self about.
  46. who
    • Originally, an interrogative pronoun, later, a relative pronoun also; -- used always substantively, and either as singular or plural. See the Note under What, pron., 1. As interrogative pronouns, who and whom ask the question: What or which person or persons? Who and whom, as relative pronouns (in the sense of that), are properly used of persons (corresponding to which, as applied to things), but are sometimes, less properly and now rarely, used of animals, plants, etc. Who and whom, as compound relatives, are also used especially of persons, meaning the person that; the persons that; the one that; whosoever.
    • One; any; one.
  47. get
    • Jet, the mineral.
    • Fashion; manner; custom.
    • Artifice; contrivance.
    • To procure; to obtain; to gain possession of; to acquire; to earn; to obtain as a price or reward; to come by; to win, by almost any means; as, to get favor by kindness; to get wealth by industry and economy; to get land by purchase, etc.
    • Hence, with have and had, to come into or be in possession of; to have.
    • To beget; to procreate; to generate.
    • To obtain mental possession of; to learn; to commit to memory; to memorize; as to get a lesson; also with out; as, to get out one's Greek lesson.
    • To prevail on; to induce; to persuade.
    • To procure to be, or to cause to be in any state or condition; -- with a following participle.
    • To betake; to remove; -- in a reflexive use.
    • To make acquisition; to gain; to profit; to receive accessions; to be increased.
    • To arrive at, or bring one's self into, a state, condition, or position; to come to be; to become; -- with a following adjective or past participle belonging to the subject of the verb; as, to get sober; to get awake; to get beaten; to get elected.
    • Offspring; progeny; as, the get of a stallion.
  48. which
    • Of what sort or kind; what; what a; who.
    • A interrogative pronoun, used both substantively and adjectively, and in direct and indirect questions, to ask for, or refer to, an individual person or thing among several of a class; as, which man is it? which woman was it? which is the house? he asked which route he should take; which is best, to live or to die? See the Note under What, pron., 1.
    • A relative pronoun, used esp. in referring to an antecedent noun or clause, but sometimes with reference to what is specified or implied in a sentence, or to a following noun or clause (generally involving a reference, however, to something which has preceded). It is used in all numbers and genders, and was formerly used of persons.
    • A compound relative or indefinite pronoun, standing for any one which, whichever, that which, those which, the . . . which, and the like; as, take which you will.
  49. go
    • Gone.
    • To pass from one place to another; to be in motion; to be in a state not motionless or at rest; to proceed; to advance; to make progress; -- used, in various applications, of the movement of both animate and inanimate beings, by whatever means, and also of the movements of the mind; also figuratively applied.
    • To move upon the feet, or step by step; to walk; also, to walk step by step, or leisurely.
    • To be passed on fron one to another; to pass; to circulate; hence, with for, to have currency; to be taken, accepted, or regarded.
    • To proceed or happen in a given manner; to fare; to move on or be carried on; to have course; to come to an issue or result; to succeed; to turn out.
    • To proceed or tend toward a result, consequence, or product; to tend; to conduce; to be an ingredient; to avail; to apply; to contribute; -- often with the infinitive; as, this goes to show.
    • To apply one's self; to set one's self; to undertake.
    • To proceed by a mental operation; to pass in mind or by an act of the memory or imagination; -- generally with over or through.
    • To be with young; to be pregnant; to gestate.
    • To move from the person speaking, or from the point whence the action is contemplated; to pass away; to leave; to depart; -- in opposition to stay and come.
    • To pass away; to depart forever; to be lost or ruined; to perish; to decline; to decease; to die.
    • To reach; to extend; to lead; as, a line goes across the street; his land goes to the river; this road goes to New York.
    • To have recourse; to resort; as, to go to law.
    • To take, as a share in an enterprise; to undertake or become responsible for; to bear a part in.
    • To bet or wager; as, I'll go you a shilling.
    • Act; working; operation.
    • A circumstance or occurrence; an incident.
    • The fashion or mode; as, quite the go.
    • Noisy merriment; as, a high go.
    • A glass of spirits.
    • Power of going or doing; energy; vitality; perseverance; push; as, there is no go in him.
    • That condition in the course of the game when a player can not lay down a card which will not carry the aggregate count above thirty-one.
  50. me
    • One. See Men, pron.
    • The person speaking, regarded as an object; myself; a pronoun of the first person used as the objective and dative case of the pronoum I; as, he struck me; he gave me the money, or he gave the money to me; he got me a hat, or he got a hat for me.
  51. when
    • At what time; -- used interrogatively.
    • At what time; at, during, or after the time that; at or just after, the moment that; -- used relatively.
    • While; whereas; although; -- used in the manner of a conjunction to introduce a dependent adverbial sentence or clause, having a causal, conditional, or adversative relation to the principal proposition; as, he chose to turn highwayman when he might have continued an honest man; he removed the tree when it was the best in the grounds.
    • Which time; then; -- used elliptically as a noun.
  52. make
    • A companion; a mate; often, a husband or a wife.
    • To cause to exist; to bring into being; to form; to produce; to frame; to fashion; to create.
    • To form of materials; to cause to exist in a certain form; to construct; to fabricate.
    • To produce, as something artificial, unnatural, or false; -- often with up; as, to make up a story.
    • To bring about; to bring forward; to be the cause or agent of; to effect, do, perform, or execute; -- often used with a noun to form a phrase equivalent to the simple verb that corresponds to such noun; as, to make complaint, for to complain; to make record of, for to record; to make abode, for to abide, etc.
    • To execute with the requisite formalities; as, to make a bill, note, will, deed, etc.
    • To gain, as the result of one's efforts; to get, as profit; to make acquisition of; to have accrue or happen to one; as, to make a large profit; to make an error; to make a loss; to make money.
    • To find, as the result of calculation or computation; to ascertain by enumeration; to find the number or amount of, by reckoning, weighing, measurement, and the like; as, he made the distance of; to travel over; as, the ship makes ten knots an hour; he made the distance in one day.
    • To put a desired or desirable condition; to cause to thrive.
    • To cause to be or become; to put into a given state verb, or adjective; to constitute; as, to make known; to make public; to make fast.
    • To cause to appear to be; to constitute subjectively; to esteem, suppose, or represent.
    • To require; to constrain; to compel; to force; to cause; to occasion; -- followed by a noun or pronoun and infinitive.
    • To become; to be, or to be capable of being, changed or fashioned into; to do the part or office of; to furnish the material for; as, he will make a good musician; sweet cider makes sour vinegar; wool makes warm clothing.
    • To compose, as parts, ingredients, or materials; to constitute; to form; to amount to.
    • To be engaged or concerned in.
    • To reach; to attain; to arrive at or in sight of.
    • To act in a certain manner; to have to do; to manage; to interfere; to be active; -- often in the phrase to meddle or make.
    • To proceed; to tend; to move; to go; as, he made toward home; the tiger made at the sportsmen.
    • To tend; to contribute; to have effect; -- with for or against; as, it makes for his advantage.
    • To increase; to augment; to accrue.
    • To compose verses; to write poetry; to versify.
    • Structure, texture, constitution of parts; construction; shape; form.
  53. can
    • an obs. form of began, imp. & p. p. of Begin, sometimes used in old poetry. [See Gan.]
    • A drinking cup; a vessel for holding liquids.
    • A vessel or case of tinned iron or of sheet metal, of various forms, but usually cylindrical; as, a can of tomatoes; an oil can; a milk can.
    • To preserve by putting in sealed cans
    • To know; to understand.
    • To be able to do; to have power or influence.
    • To be able; -- followed by an infinitive without to; as, I can go, but do not wish to.
  54. like
    • Having the same, or nearly the same, appearance, qualities, or characteristics; resembling; similar to; similar; alike; -- often with in and the particulars of the resemblance; as, they are like each other in features, complexion, and many traits of character.
    • Equal, or nearly equal; as, fields of like extent.
    • Having probability; affording probability; probable; likely.
    • Inclined toward; disposed to; as, to feel like taking a walk.
    • That which is equal or similar to another; the counterpart; an exact resemblance; a copy.
    • A liking; a preference; inclination; -- usually in pl.; as, we all have likes and dislikes.
    • In a manner like that of; in a manner similar to; as, do not act like him.
    • In a like or similar manner.
    • Likely; probably.
    • To suit; to please; to be agreeable to.
    • To be pleased with in a moderate degree; to approve; to take satisfaction in; to enjoy.
    • To liken; to compare.
    • To be pleased; to choose.
    • To have an appearance or expression; to look; to seem to be (in a specified condition).
    • To come near; to avoid with difficulty; to escape narrowly; as, he liked to have been too late. Cf. Had like, under Like, a.
  55. time
    • Duration, considered independently of any system of measurement or any employment of terms which designate limited portions thereof.
    • A particular period or part of duration, whether past, present, or future; a point or portion of duration; as, the time was, or has been; the time is, or will be.
    • The period at which any definite event occurred, or person lived; age; period; era; as, the Spanish Armada was destroyed in the time of Queen Elizabeth; -- often in the plural; as, ancient times; modern times.
    • The duration of one's life; the hours and days which a person has at his disposal.
    • A proper time; a season; an opportunity.
    • Hour of travail, delivery, or parturition.
    • Performance or occurrence of an action or event, considered with reference to repetition; addition of a number to itself; repetition; as, to double cloth four times; four times four, or sixteen.
    • The present life; existence in this world as contrasted with immortal life; definite, as contrasted with infinite, duration.
    • Tense.
    • The measured duration of sounds; measure; tempo; rate of movement; rhythmical division; as, common or triple time; the musician keeps good time.
    • To appoint the time for; to bring, begin, or perform at the proper season or time; as, he timed his appearance rightly.
    • To regulate as to time; to accompany, or agree with, in time of movement.
    • To ascertain or record the time, duration, or rate of; as, to time the speed of horses, or hours for workmen.
    • To measure, as in music or harmony.
    • To keep or beat time; to proceed or move in time.
    • To pass time; to delay.
  56. no
    • Not any; not one; none.
    • Nay; not; not at all; not in any respect or degree; -- a word expressing negation, denial, or refusal. Before or after another negative, no is emphatic.
    • A refusal by use of the wordd no; a denial.
    • A negative vote; one who votes in the negative; as, to call for the ayes and noes; the noes have it.
  57. just
    • Conforming or conformable to rectitude or justice; not doing wrong to any; violating no right or obligation; upright; righteous; honest; true; -- said both of persons and things.
    • Not transgressing the requirement of truth and propriety; conformed to the truth of things, to reason, or to a proper standard; exact; normal; reasonable; regular; due; as, a just statement; a just inference.
    • Rendering or disposed to render to each one his due; equitable; fair; impartial; as, just judge.
    • Precisely; exactly; -- in place, time, or degree; neither more nor less than is stated.
    • Closely; nearly; almost.
    • Barely; merely; scarcely; only; by a very small space or time; as, he just missed the train; just too late.
    • To joust.
    • A joust.
  58. him
    • Them. See Hem.
    • The objective case of he. See He.
  59. know
    • Knee.
    • To perceive or apprehend clearly and certainly; to understand; to have full information of; as, to know one's duty.
    • To be convinced of the truth of; to be fully assured of; as, to know things from information.
    • To be acquainted with; to be no stranger to; to be more or less familiar with the person, character, etc., of; to possess experience of; as, to know an author; to know the rules of an organization.
    • To recognize; to distinguish; to discern the character of; as, to know a person's face or figure.
    • To have sexual commerce with.
    • To have knowledge; to have a clear and certain perception; to possess wisdom, instruction, or information; -- often with of.
    • To be assured; to feel confident.
  60. take
    • Taken.
    • In an active sense; To lay hold of; to seize with the hands, or otherwise; to grasp; to get into one's hold or possession; to procure; to seize and carry away; to convey.
    • To obtain possession of by force or artifice; to get the custody or control of; to reduce into subjection to one's power or will; to capture; to seize; to make prisoner; as, to take am army, a city, or a ship; also, to come upon or befall; to fasten on; to attack; to seize; -- said of a disease, misfortune, or the like.
    • To gain or secure the interest or affection of; to captivate; to engage; to interest; to charm.
    • To make selection of; to choose; also, to turn to; to have recourse to; as, to take the road to the right.
    • To employ; to use; to occupy; hence, to demand; to require; as, it takes so much cloth to make a coat.
    • To form a likeness of; to copy; to delineate; to picture; as, to take picture of a person.
    • To draw; to deduce; to derive.
    • To assume; to adopt; to acquire, as shape; to permit to one's self; to indulge or engage in; to yield to; to have or feel; to enjoy or experience, as rest, revenge, delight, shame; to form and adopt, as a resolution; -- used in general senses, limited by a following complement, in many idiomatic phrases; as, to take a resolution; I take the liberty to say.
    • To lead; to conduct; as, to take a child to church.
    • To carry; to convey; to deliver to another; to hand over; as, he took the book to the bindery.
    • To remove; to withdraw; to deduct; -- with from; as, to take the breath from one; to take two from four.
    • In a somewhat passive sense, to receive; to bear; to endure; to acknowledge; to accept.
    • To accept, as something offered; to receive; not to refuse or reject; to admit.
    • To receive as something to be eaten or dronk; to partake of; to swallow; as, to take food or wine.
    • Not to refuse or balk at; to undertake readily; to clear; as, to take a hedge or fence.
    • To bear without ill humor or resentment; to submit to; to tolerate; to endure; as, to take a joke; he will take an affront from no man.
    • To admit, as, something presented to the mind; not to dispute; to allow; to accept; to receive in thought; to entertain in opinion; to understand; to interpret; to regard or look upon; to consider; to suppose; as, to take a thing for granted; this I take to be man's motive; to take men for spies.
    • To accept the word or offer of; to receive and accept; to bear; to submit to; to enter into agreement with; -- used in general senses; as, to take a form or shape.
    • To take hold; to fix upon anything; to have the natural or intended effect; to accomplish a purpose; as, he was inoculated, but the virus did not take.
    • To please; to gain reception; to succeed.
    • To move or direct the course; to resort; to betake one's self; to proceed; to go; -- usually with to; as, the fox, being hard pressed, took to the hedge.
    • To admit of being pictured, as in a photograph; as, his face does not take well.
    • That which is taken; especially, the quantity of fish captured at one haul or catch.
    • The quantity or copy given to a compositor at one time.
  61. people
    • The body of persons who compose a community, tribe, nation, or race; an aggregate of individuals forming a whole; a community; a nation.
    • Persons, generally; an indefinite number of men and women; folks; population, or part of population; as, country people; -- sometimes used as an indefinite subject or verb, like on in French, and man in German; as, people in adversity.
    • The mass of comunity as distinguished from a special class; the commonalty; the populace; the vulgar; the common crowd; as, nobles and people.
    • One's ancestors or family; kindred; relations; as, my people were English.
    • One's subjects; fellow citizens; companions; followers.
    • To stock with people or inhabitants; to fill as with people; to populate.
  62. into
    • To the inside of; within. It is used in a variety of applications.
    • Expressing entrance, or a passing from the outside of a thing to its interior parts; -- following verbs expressing motion; as, come into the house; go into the church; one stream falls or runs into another; water enters into the fine vessels of plants.
    • Expressing penetration beyond the outside or surface, or access to the inside, or contents; as, to look into a letter or book; to look into an apartment.
    • Indicating insertion; as, to infuse more spirit or animation into a composition.
    • Denoting inclusion; as, put these ideas into other words.
    • Indicating the passing of a thing from one form, condition, or state to another; as, compound substances may be resolved into others which are more simple; ice is convertible into water, and water into vapor; men are more easily drawn than forced into compliance; we may reduce many distinct substances into one mass; men are led by evidence into belief of truth, and are often enticed into the commission of crimes'into; she burst into tears; children are sometimes frightened into fits; all persons are liable to be seduced into error and folly.
  63. year
    • The time of the apparent revolution of the sun trough the ecliptic; the period occupied by the earth in making its revolution around the sun, called the astronomical year; also, a period more or less nearly agreeing with this, adopted by various nations as a measure of time, and called the civil year; as, the common lunar year of 354 days, still in use among the Mohammedans; the year of 360 days, etc. In common usage, the year consists of 365 days, and every fourth year (called bissextile, or leap year) of 366 days, a day being added to February on that year, on account of the excess above 365 days (see Bissextile).
    • The time in which any planet completes a revolution about the sun; as, the year of Jupiter or of Saturn.
    • Age, or old age; as, a man in years.
  64. your
    • The form of the possessive case of the personal pronoun you.
  65. good
    • Possessing desirable qualities; adapted to answer the end designed; promoting success, welfare, or happiness; serviceable; useful; fit; excellent; admirable; commendable; not bad, corrupt, evil, noxious, offensive, or troublesome, etc.
    • Possessing moral excellence or virtue; virtuous; pious; religious; -- said of persons or actions.
    • Kind; benevolent; humane; merciful; gracious; polite; propitious; friendly; well-disposed; -- often followed by to or toward, also formerly by unto.
    • Serviceable; suited; adapted; suitable; of use; to be relied upon; -- followed especially by for.
    • Clever; skillful; dexterous; ready; handy; -- followed especially by at.
    • Adequate; sufficient; competent; sound; not fallacious; valid; in a commercial sense, to be depended on for the discharge of obligations incurred; having pecuniary ability; of unimpaired credit.
    • Real; actual; serious; as in the phrases in good earnest; in good sooth.
    • Not small, insignificant, or of no account; considerable; esp., in the phrases a good deal, a good way, a good degree, a good share or part, etc.
    • Not lacking or deficient; full; complete.
    • Not blemished or impeached; fair; honorable; unsullied; as in the phrases a good name, a good report, good repute, etc.
    • That which possesses desirable qualities, promotes success, welfare, or happiness, is serviceable, fit, excellent, kind, benevolent, etc.; -- opposed to evil.
    • Advancement of interest or happiness; welfare; prosperity; advantage; benefit; -- opposed to harm, etc.
    • Wares; commodities; chattels; -- formerly used in the singular in a collective sense. In law, a comprehensive name for almost all personal property as distinguished from land or real property.
    • Well, -- especially in the phrase as good, with a following as expressed or implied; equally well with as much advantage or as little harm as possible.
    • To make good; to turn to good.
    • To manure; to improve.
  66. some
    • Consisting of a greater or less portion or sum; composed of a quantity or number which is not stated; -- used to express an indefinite quantity or number; as, some wine; some water; some persons. Used also pronominally; as, I have some.
    • A certain; one; -- indicating a person, thing, event, etc., as not known individually, or designated more specifically; as, some man, that is, some one man.
    • Not much; a little; moderate; as, the censure was to some extent just.
    • About; near; more or less; -- used commonly with numerals, but formerly also with a singular substantive of time or distance; as, a village of some eighty houses; some two or three persons; some hour hence.
    • Considerable in number or quality.
    • Certain; those of one part or portion; -- in distinct from other or others; as, some men believe one thing, and others another.
    • A part; a portion; -- used pronominally, and followed sometimes by of; as, some of our provisions.
  67. could
    • Was, should be, or would be, able, capable, or susceptible. Used as an auxiliary, in the past tense or in the conditional present.
    • of Can
  68. them
    • The objective case of they. See They.
  69. see
    • A seat; a site; a place where sovereign power is exercised.
    • Specifically: (a) The seat of episcopal power; a diocese; the jurisdiction of a bishop; as, the see of New York. (b) The seat of an archibishop; a province or jurisdiction of an archibishop; as, an archiepiscopal see. (c) The seat, place, or office of the pope, or Roman pontiff; as, the papal see. (d) The pope or his court at Rome; as, to appeal to the see of Rome.
    • To perceive by the eye; to have knowledge of the existence and apparent qualities of by the organs of sight; to behold; to descry; to view.
    • To perceive by mental vision; to form an idea or conception of; to note with the mind; to observe; to discern; to distinguish; to understand; to comprehend; to ascertain.
    • To follow with the eyes, or as with the eyes; to watch; to regard attentivelly; to look after.
    • To have an interview with; especially, to make a call upon; to visit; as, to go to see a friend.
    • To fall in with; to have intercourse or communication with; hence, to have knowledge or experience of; as, to see military service.
    • To accompany in person; to escort; to wait upon; as, to see one home; to see one aboard the cars.
    • To have the power of sight, or of perceiving by the proper organs; to possess or employ the sense of vision; as, he sees distinctly.
    • Figuratively: To have intellectual apprehension; to perceive; to know; to understand; to discern; -- often followed by a preposition, as through, or into.
    • To be attentive; to take care; to give heed; -- generally with to; as, to see to the house.
  70. other
    • Either; -- used with other or or for its correlative (as either . . . or are now used).
    • Different from that which, or the one who, has been specified; not the same; not identical; additional; second of two.
    • Not this, but the contrary; opposite; as, the other side of a river.
    • Alternate; second; -- used esp. in connection with every; as, every other day, that is, each alternate day, every second day.
    • Left, as opposed to right.
    • Otherwise.
  71. than
    • A particle expressing comparison, used after certain adjectives and adverbs which express comparison or diversity, as more, better, other, otherwise, and the like. It is usually followed by the object compared in the nominative case. Sometimes, however, the object compared is placed in the objective case, and than is then considered by some grammarians as a preposition. Sometimes the object is expressed in a sentence, usually introduced by that; as, I would rather suffer than that you should want.
    • Then. See Then.
  72. then
    • At that time (referring to a time specified, either past or future).
    • Soon afterward, or immediately; next; afterward.
    • At another time; later; again.
    • Than.
    • In that case; in consequence; as a consequence; therefore; for this reason.
  73. now
    • At the present time; at this moment; at the time of speaking; instantly; as, I will write now.
    • Very lately; not long ago.
    • At a time contemporaneous with something spoken of or contemplated; at a particular time referred to.
    • In present circumstances; things being as they are; -- hence, used as a connective particle, to introduce an inference or an explanation.
    • Existing at the present time; present.
    • The present time or moment; the present.
  74. look
    • To direct the eyes for the purpose of seeing something; to direct the eyes toward an object; to observe with the eyes while keeping them directed; -- with various prepositions, often in a special or figurative sense. See Phrases below.
    • To direct the attention (to something); to consider; to examine; as, to look at an action.
    • To seem; to appear; to have a particular appearance; as, the patient looks better; the clouds look rainy.
    • To have a particular direction or situation; to face; to front.
    • In the imperative: see; behold; take notice; take care; observe; -- used to call attention.
    • To show one's self in looking, as by leaning out of a window; as, look out of the window while I speak to you. Sometimes used figuratively.
    • To await the appearance of anything; to expect; to anticipate.
    • To look at; to turn the eyes toward.
    • To seek; to search for.
    • To expect.
    • To influence, overawe, or subdue by looks or presence as, to look down opposition.
    • To express or manifest by a look.
    • The act of looking; a glance; a sight; a view; -- often in certain phrases; as, to have, get, take, throw, or cast, a look.
    • Expression of the eyes and face; manner; as, a proud or defiant look.
    • Hence; Appearance; aspect; as, the house has a gloomy look; the affair has a bad look.
  75. only
    • One alone; single; as, the only man present; his only occupation.
    • Alone in its class; by itself; not associated with others of the same class or kind; as, an only child.
    • Hence, figuratively: Alone, by reason of superiority; preeminent; chief.
    • In one manner or degree; for one purpose alone; simply; merely; barely.
    • So and no otherwise; no other than; exclusively; solely; wholly.
    • Singly; without more; as, only-begotten.
    • Above all others; particularly.
    • Save or except (that); -- an adversative used elliptically with or without that, and properly introducing a single fact or consideration.
  76. come
    • of Come
    • To move hitherward; to draw near; to approach the speaker, or some place or person indicated; -- opposed to go.
    • To complete a movement toward a place; to arrive.
    • To approach or arrive, as if by a journey or from a distance.
    • To approach or arrive, as the result of a cause, or of the act of another.
    • To arrive in sight; to be manifest; to appear.
    • To get to be, as the result of change or progress; -- with a predicate; as, to come untied.
    • To carry through; to succeed in; as, you can't come any tricks here.
    • Coming.
  77. its
    • Possessive form of the pronoun it. See It.
  78. over
    • Above, or higher than, in place or position, with the idea of covering; -- opposed to under; as, clouds are over our heads; the smoke rises over the city.
    • Across; from side to side of; -- implying a passing or moving, either above the substance or thing, or on the surface of it; as, a dog leaps over a stream or a table.
    • Upon the surface of, or the whole surface of; hither and thither upon; throughout the whole extent of; as, to wander over the earth; to walk over a field, or over a city.
    • Above; -- implying superiority in excellence, dignity, condition, or value; as, the advantages which the Christian world has over the heathen.
    • Above in authority or station; -- implying government, direction, care, attention, guard, responsibility, etc.; -- opposed to under.
    • Across or during the time of; from beginning to end of; as, to keep anything over night; to keep corn over winter.
    • Above the perpendicular height or length of, with an idea of measurement; as, the water, or the depth of water, was over his head, over his shoes.
    • Beyond; in excess of; in addition to; more than; as, it cost over five dollars.
    • Above, implying superiority after a contest; in spite of; notwithstanding; as, he triumphed over difficulties; the bill was passed over the veto.
    • From one side to another; from side to side; across; crosswise; as, a board, or a tree, a foot over, i. e., a foot in diameter.
    • From one person or place to another regarded as on the opposite side of a space or barrier; -- used with verbs of motion; as, to sail over to England; to hand over the money; to go over to the enemy.
    • Also, with verbs of being: At, or on, the opposite side; as, the boat is over.
    • From beginning to end; throughout the course, extent, or expanse of anything; as, to look over accounts, or a stock of goods; a dress covered over with jewels.
    • From inside to outside, above or across the brim.
    • Beyond a limit; hence, in excessive degree or quantity; superfluously; with repetition; as, to do the whole work over.
    • In a manner to bring the under side to or towards the top; as, to turn (one's self) over; to roll a stone over; to turn over the leaves; to tip over a cart.
    • At an end; beyond the limit of continuance; completed; finished.
    • Upper; covering; higher; superior; also, excessive; too much or too great; -- chiefly used in composition; as, overshoes, overcoat, over-garment, overlord, overwork, overhaste.
    • A certain number of balls (usually four) delivered successively from behind one wicket, after which the ball is bowled from behind the other wicket as many times, the fielders changing places.
  79. think
    • To seem or appear; -- used chiefly in the expressions methinketh or methinks, and methought.
    • To employ any of the intellectual powers except that of simple perception through the senses; to exercise the higher intellectual faculties.
    • To call anything to mind; to remember; as, I would have sent the books, but I did not think of it.
    • To reflect upon any subject; to muse; to meditate; to ponder; to consider; to deliberate.
    • To form an opinion by reasoning; to judge; to conclude; to believe; as, I think it will rain to-morrow.
    • To purpose; to intend; to design; to mean.
    • To presume; to venture.
    • To conceive; to imagine.
    • To plan or design; to plot; to compass.
    • To believe; to consider; to esteem.
  80. also
    • In like manner; likewise.
    • In addition; besides; as well; further; too.
    • Even as; as; so.
  81. back
    • A large shallow vat; a cistern, tub, or trough, used by brewers, distillers, dyers, picklers, gluemakers, and others, for mixing or cooling wort, holding water, hot glue, etc.
    • A ferryboat. See Bac, 1.
    • In human beings, the hinder part of the body, extending from the neck to the end of the spine; in other animals, that part of the body which corresponds most nearly to such part of a human being; as, the back of a horse, fish, or lobster.
    • An extended upper part, as of a mountain or ridge.
    • The outward or upper part of a thing, as opposed to the inner or lower part; as, the back of the hand, the back of the foot, the back of a hand rail.
    • The part opposed to the front; the hinder or rear part of a thing; as, the back of a book; the back of an army; the back of a chimney.
    • The part opposite to, or most remote from, that which fronts the speaker or actor; or the part out of sight, or not generally seen; as, the back of an island, of a hill, or of a village.
    • The part of a cutting tool on the opposite side from its edge; as, the back of a knife, or of a saw.
    • A support or resource in reserve.
    • The keel and keelson of a ship.
    • The upper part of a lode, or the roof of a horizontal underground passage.
    • A garment for the back; hence, clothing.
    • Being at the back or in the rear; distant; remote; as, the back door; back settlements.
    • Being in arrear; overdue; as, back rent.
    • Moving or operating backward; as, back action.
    • To get upon the back of; to mount.
    • To place or seat upon the back.
    • To drive or force backward; to cause to retreat or recede; as, to back oxen.
    • To make a back for; to furnish with a back; as, to back books.
    • To adjoin behind; to be at the back of.
    • To write upon the back of; as, to back a letter; to indorse; as, to back a note or legal document.
    • To support; to maintain; to second or strengthen by aid or influence; as, to back a friend.
    • To bet on the success of; -- as, to back a race horse.
    • To move or go backward; as, the horse refuses to back.
    • To change from one quarter to another by a course opposite to that of the sun; -- used of the wind.
    • To stand still behind another dog which has pointed; -- said of a dog.
    • In, to, or toward, the rear; as, to stand back; to step back.
    • To the place from which one came; to the place or person from which something is taken or derived; as, to go back for something left behind; to go back to one's native place; to put a book back after reading it.
    • To a former state, condition, or station; as, to go back to private life; to go back to barbarism.
    • (Of time) In times past; ago.
    • Away from contact; by reverse movement.
    • In concealment or reserve; in one's own possession; as, to keep back the truth; to keep back part of the money due to another.
    • In a state of restraint or hindrance.
    • In return, repayment, or requital.
    • In withdrawal from a statement, promise, or undertaking; as, he took back0 the offensive words.
    • In arrear; as, to be back in one's rent.
  82. after
    • Next; later in time; subsequent; succeeding; as, an after period of life.
    • Hinder; nearer the rear.
    • To ward the stern of the ship; -- applied to any object in the rear part of a vessel; as the after cabin, after hatchway.
    • Behind in place; as, men in line one after another.
    • Below in rank; next to in order.
    • Later in time; subsequent; as, after supper, after three days. It often precedes a clause. Formerly that was interposed between it and the clause.
    • Subsequent to and in consequence of; as, after what you have said, I shall be careful.
    • Subsequent to and notwithstanding; as, after all our advice, you took that course.
    • Moving toward from behind; following, in search of; in pursuit of.
    • Denoting the aim or object; concerning; in relation to; as, to look after workmen; to inquire after a friend; to thirst after righteousness.
    • In imitation of; in conformity with; after the manner of; as, to make a thing after a model; a picture after Rubens; the boy takes after his father.
    • According to; in accordance with; in conformity with the nature of; as, he acted after his kind.
    • According to the direction and influence of; in proportion to; befitting.
    • Subsequently in time or place; behind; afterward; as, he follows after.
  83. use
    • The act of employing anything, or of applying it to one's service; the state of being so employed or applied; application; employment; conversion to some purpose; as, the use of a pen in writing; his machines are in general use.
    • Occasion or need to employ; necessity; as, to have no further use for a book.
    • Yielding of service; advantage derived; capability of being used; usefulness; utility.
    • Continued or repeated practice; customary employment; usage; custom; manner; habit.
    • Common occurrence; ordinary experience.
    • The special form of ritual adopted for use in any diocese; as, the Sarum, or Canterbury, use; the Hereford use; the York use; the Roman use; etc.
    • The premium paid for the possession and employment of borrowed money; interest; usury.
    • The benefit or profit of lands and tenements. Use imports a trust and confidence reposed in a man for the holding of lands. He to whose use or benefit the trust is intended shall enjoy the profits. An estate is granted and limited to A for the use of B.
    • A stab of iron welded to the side of a forging, as a shaft, near the end, and afterward drawn down, by hammering, so as to lengthen the forging.
    • To make use of; to convert to one's service; to avail one's self of; to employ; to put a purpose; as, to use a plow; to use a chair; to use time; to use flour for food; to use water for irrigation.
    • To behave toward; to act with regard to; to treat; as, to use a beast cruelly.
    • To practice customarily; to make a practice of; as, to use diligence in business.
    • To accustom; to habituate; to render familiar by practice; to inure; -- employed chiefly in the passive participle; as, men used to cold and hunger; soldiers used to hardships and danger.
    • To be wont or accustomed; to be in the habit or practice; as, he used to ride daily; -- now disused in the present tense, perhaps because of the similarity in sound, between \"use to,\" and \"used to.\"
    • To be accustomed to go; to frequent; to inhabit; to dwell; -- sometimes followed by of.
  84. two
    • One and one; twice one.
    • The sum of one and one; the number next greater than one, and next less than three; two units or objects.
    • A symbol representing two units, as 2, II., or ii.
  85. how
    • In what manner or way; by what means or process.
    • To what degree or extent, number or amount; in what proportion; by what measure or quality.
    • For what reason; from what cause.
    • In what state, condition, or plight.
    • By what name, designation, or title.
    • At what price; how dear.
  86. our
    • Of or pertaining to us; belonging to us; as, our country; our rights; our troops; our endeavors. See I.
    • of I
  87. work
    • Exertion of strength or faculties; physical or intellectual effort directed to an end; industrial activity; toil; employment; sometimes, specifically, physically labor.
    • The matter on which one is at work; that upon which one spends labor; material for working upon; subject of exertion; the thing occupying one; business; duty; as, to take up one's work; to drop one's work.
    • That which is produced as the result of labor; anything accomplished by exertion or toil; product; performance; fabric; manufacture; in a more general sense, act, deed, service, effect, result, achievement, feat.
    • Specifically: (a) That which is produced by mental labor; a composition; a book; as, a work, or the works, of Addison. (b) Flowers, figures, or the like, wrought with the needle; embroidery.
    • Structures in civil, military, or naval engineering, as docks, bridges, embankments, trenches, fortifications, and the like; also, the structures and grounds of a manufacturing establishment; as, iron works; locomotive works; gas works.
    • The moving parts of a mechanism; as, the works of a watch.
    • Manner of working; management; treatment; as, unskillful work spoiled the effect.
    • The causing of motion against a resisting force. The amount of work is proportioned to, and is measured by, the product of the force into the amount of motion along the direction of the force. See Conservation of energy, under Conservation, Unit of work, under Unit, also Foot pound, Horse power, Poundal, and Erg.
    • Ore before it is dressed.
    • Performance of moral duties; righteous conduct.
    • To exert one's self for a purpose; to put forth effort for the attainment of an object; to labor; to be engaged in the performance of a task, a duty, or the like.
    • Hence, in a general sense, to operate; to act; to perform; as, a machine works well.
    • Hence, figuratively, to be effective; to have effect or influence; to conduce.
    • To carry on business; to be engaged or employed customarily; to perform the part of a laborer; to labor; to toil.
    • To be in a state of severe exertion, or as if in such a state; to be tossed or agitated; to move heavily; to strain; to labor; as, a ship works in a heavy sea.
    • To make one's way slowly and with difficulty; to move or penetrate laboriously; to proceed with effort; -- with a following preposition, as down, out, into, up, through, and the like; as, scheme works out by degrees; to work into the earth.
    • To ferment, as a liquid.
    • To act or operate on the stomach and bowels, as a cathartic.
    • To labor or operate upon; to give exertion and effort to; to prepare for use, or to utilize, by labor.
    • To produce or form by labor; to bring forth by exertion or toil; to accomplish; to originate; to effect; as, to work wood or iron into a form desired, or into a utensil; to work cotton or wool into cloth.
    • To produce by slow degrees, or as if laboriously; to bring gradually into any state by action or motion.
    • To influence by acting upon; to prevail upon; to manage; to lead.
    • To form with a needle and thread or yarn; especially, to embroider; as, to work muslin.
    • To set in motion or action; to direct the action of; to keep at work; to govern; to manage; as, to work a machine.
    • To cause to ferment, as liquor.
  88. first
    • Preceding all others of a series or kind; the ordinal of one; earliest; as, the first day of a month; the first year of a reign.
    • Foremost; in front of, or in advance of, all others.
    • Most eminent or exalted; most excellent; chief; highest; as, Demosthenes was the first orator of Greece.
    • Before any other person or thing in time, space, rank, etc.; -- much used in composition with adjectives and participles.
    • The upper part of a duet, trio, etc., either vocal or instrumental; -- so called because it generally expresses the air, and has a preeminence in the combined effect.
  89. well
    • An issue of water from the earth; a spring; a fountain.
    • A pit or hole sunk into the earth to such a depth as to reach a supply of water, generally of a cylindrical form, and often walled with stone or bricks to prevent the earth from caving in.
    • A shaft made in the earth to obtain oil or brine.
    • Fig.: A source of supply; fountain; wellspring.
    • An inclosure in the middle of a vessel's hold, around the pumps, from the bottom to the lower deck, to preserve the pumps from damage and facilitate their inspection.
    • A compartment in the middle of the hold of a fishing vessel, made tight at the sides, but having holes perforated in the bottom to let in water for the preservation of fish alive while they are transported to market.
    • A vertical passage in the stern into which an auxiliary screw propeller may be drawn up out of water.
    • A depressed space in the after part of the deck; -- often called the cockpit.
    • A hole or excavation in the earth, in mining, from which run branches or galleries.
    • An opening through the floors of a building, as for a staircase or an elevator; a wellhole.
    • The lower part of a furnace, into which the metal falls.
    • To issue forth, as water from the earth; to flow; to spring.
    • To pour forth, as from a well.
    • In a good or proper manner; justly; rightly; not ill or wickedly.
    • Suitably to one's condition, to the occasion, or to a proposed end or use; suitably; abundantly; fully; adequately; thoroughly.
    • Fully or about; -- used with numbers.
    • In such manner as is desirable; so as one could wish; satisfactorily; favorably; advantageously; conveniently.
    • Considerably; not a little; far.
    • Good in condition or circumstances; desirable, either in a natural or moral sense; fortunate; convenient; advantageous; happy; as, it is well for the country that the crops did not fail; it is well that the mistake was discovered.
    • Being in health; sound in body; not ailing, diseased, or sick; healthy; as, a well man; the patient is perfectly well.
    • Being in favor; favored; fortunate.
    • Safe; as, a chip warranted well at a certain day and place.
  90. way
    • Away.
    • That by, upon, or along, which one passes or processes; opportunity or room to pass; place of passing; passage; road, street, track, or path of any kind; as, they built a way to the mine.
    • Length of space; distance; interval; as, a great way; a long way.
    • A moving; passage; procession; journey.
    • Course or direction of motion or process; tendency of action; advance.
    • The means by which anything is reached, or anything is accomplished; scheme; device; plan.
    • Manner; method; mode; fashion; style; as, the way of expressing one's ideas.
    • Regular course; habitual method of life or action; plan of conduct; mode of dealing.
    • Sphere or scope of observation.
    • Determined course; resolved mode of action or conduct; as, to have one's way.
    • Progress; as, a ship has way.
    • The timbers on which a ship is launched.
    • The longitudinal guides, or guiding surfaces, on the bed of a planer, lathe, or the like, along which a table or carriage moves.
    • Right of way. See below.
    • To go or travel to; to go in, as a way or path.
    • To move; to progress; to go.
  91. even
    • Evening. See Eve, n. 1.
    • Level, smooth, or equal in surface; not rough; free from irregularities; hence uniform in rate of motion of action; as, even ground; an even speed; an even course of conduct.
    • Equable; not easily ruffed or disturbed; calm; uniformly self-possessed; as, an even temper.
    • Parallel; on a level; reaching the same limit.
    • Balanced; adjusted; fair; equitable; impartial; just to both side; owing nothing on either side; -- said of accounts, bargains, or persons indebted; as, our accounts are even; an even bargain.
    • Without an irregularity, flaw, or blemish; pure.
    • Associate; fellow; of the same condition.
    • Not odd; capable of division by two without a remainder; -- said of numbers; as, 4 and 10 are even numbers.
    • To make even or level; to level; to lay smooth.
    • To equal
    • To place in an equal state, as to obligation, or in a state in which nothing is due on either side; to balance, as accounts; to make quits.
    • To set right; to complete.
    • To act up to; to keep pace with.
    • To be equal.
    • In an equal or precisely similar manner; equally; precisely; just; likewise; as well.
    • Up to, or down to, an unusual measure or level; so much as; fully; quite.
    • As might not be expected; -- serving to introduce what is unexpected or less expected.
    • At the very time; in the very case.
  92. new
    • Having existed, or having been made, but a short time; having originated or occured lately; having recently come into existence, or into one's possession; not early or long in being; of late origin; recent; fresh; modern; -- opposed to old, as, a new coat; a new house; a new book; a new fashion.
    • Not before seen or known, although existing before; lately manifested; recently discovered; as, a new metal; a new planet; new scenes.
    • Newly beginning or recurring; starting anew; now commencing; different from has been; as, a new year; a new course or direction.
    • As if lately begun or made; having the state or quality of original freshness; also, changed for the better; renovated; unworn; untried; unspent; as, rest and travel made him a new man.
    • Not of ancient extraction, or of a family of ancient descent; not previously kniwn or famous.
    • Not habituated; not familiar; unaccustomed.
    • Fresh from anything; newly come.
    • Newly; recently.
    • To make new; to renew.
  93. want
    • The state of not having; the condition of being without anything; absence or scarcity of what is needed or desired; deficiency; lack; as, a want of power or knowledge for any purpose; want of food and clothing.
    • Specifically, absence or lack of necessaries; destitution; poverty; penury; indigence; need.
    • That which is needed or desired; a thing of which the loss is felt; what is not possessed, and is necessary for use or pleasure.
    • A depression in coal strata, hollowed out before the subsequent deposition took place.
    • To be without; to be destitute of, or deficient in; not to have; to lack; as, to want knowledge; to want judgment; to want learning; to want food and clothing.
    • To have occasion for, as useful, proper, or requisite; to require; to need; as, in winter we want a fire; in summer we want cooling breezes.
    • To feel need of; to wish or long for; to desire; to crave.
    • To be absent; to be deficient or lacking; to fail; not to be sufficient; to fall or come short; to lack; -- often used impersonally with of; as, it wants ten minutes of four.
    • To be in a state of destitution; to be needy; to lack.
  94. because
    • By or for the cause that; on this account that; for the reason that.
    • In order that; that.
  95. any
    • One indifferently, out of an indefinite number; one indefinitely, whosoever or whatsoever it may be.
    • Some, of whatever kind, quantity, or number; as, are there any witnesses present? are there any other houses like it?
    • To any extent; in any degree; at all.
  96. these
    • The plural of this. See This.
    • of This
  97. give
    • To bestow without receiving a return; to confer without compensation; to impart, as a possession; to grant, as authority or permission; to yield up or allow.
    • To yield possesion of; to deliver over, as property, in exchange for something; to pay; as, we give the value of what we buy.
    • To yield; to furnish; to produce; to emit; as, flint and steel give sparks.
    • To communicate or announce, as advice, tidings, etc.; to pronounce; to render or utter, as an opinion, a judgment, a sentence, a shout, etc.
    • To grant power or license to; to permit; to allow; to license; to commission.
    • To exhibit as a product or result; to produce; to show; as, the number of men, divided by the number of ships, gives four hundred to each ship.
    • To devote; to apply; used reflexively, to devote or apply one's self; as, the soldiers give themselves to plunder; also in this sense used very frequently in the past participle; as, the people are given to luxury and pleasure; the youth is given to study.
    • To set forth as a known quantity or a known relation, or as a premise from which to reason; -- used principally in the passive form given.
    • To allow or admit by way of supposition.
    • To attribute; to assign; to adjudge.
    • To excite or cause to exist, as a sensation; as, to give offense; to give pleasure or pain.
    • To pledge; as, to give one's word.
    • To cause; to make; -- with the infinitive; as, to give one to understand, to know, etc.
    • To give a gift or gifts.
    • To yield to force or pressure; to relax; to become less rigid; as, the earth gives under the feet.
    • To become soft or moist.
    • To move; to recede.
    • To shed tears; to weep.
    • To have a misgiving.
    • To open; to lead.
  98. day
    • The time of light, or interval between one night and the next; the time between sunrise and sunset, or from dawn to darkness; hence, the light; sunshine.
    • The period of the earth's revolution on its axis. -- ordinarily divided into twenty-four hours. It is measured by the interval between two successive transits of a celestial body over the same meridian, and takes a specific name from that of the body. Thus, if this is the sun, the day (the interval between two successive transits of the sun's center over the same meridian) is called a solar day; if it is a star, a sidereal day; if it is the moon, a lunar day. See Civil day, Sidereal day, below.
    • Those hours, or the daily recurring period, allotted by usage or law for work.
    • A specified time or period; time, considered with reference to the existence or prominence of a person or thing; age; time.
    • (Preceded by the) Some day in particular, as some day of contest, some anniversary, etc.
  99. most
    • Consisting of the greatest number or quantity; greater in number or quantity than all the rest; nearly all.
    • Greatest in degree; as, he has the most need of it.
    • Highest in rank; greatest.
    • In the greatest or highest degree.
  100. us
    • The persons speaking, regarded as an object; ourselves; -- the objective case of we. See We.
    • of I
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