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    CONNIVENCY, n. Connivance, which see.


    1. Shutting the eyes; forbearing to see.NWAD CONNIVENT.2

    2. In anatomy, the connivent valves are those wrinkles, cellules and vascules, which are found on the inside of the two intestines, ilium and jejunum.NWAD CONNIVENT.3

    3. In botany, closely united; converging together.NWAD CONNIVENT.4

    CONNIVER, n. One who connives.

    CONNIVING, ppr. Closing the eyes against faults; permitting faults to pass uncensured.

    CONNOISSEUR, n. [L., to know.] A person well versed in any subject; a skillful or knowing person; a critical judge or master of any art, particularly of painting and sculpture.

    CONNOISSEURSHIP, n. The skill of a connoisseur.

    CONNOTATE, v.t. [L.] To designate with something else; to imply. [Little used.]

    CONNOTATION, n. The act of making known or designating with something; implication of something beside itself inference. [Little used.]

    CONNOTE, v.t. [L., to mark. See Note.] To make known together; to imply; to denote or designate; to include. [Little used.]

    CONNUBIAL, a. [L., to marry.] Pertaining to marriage; nuptial; belonging to the state of husband and wife; as, connubial rites; connubial love.

    CONNUMERATION, n. A reckoning together.

    CONNUSANCE, n. [L.] Knowledge. [See Cognizance.]

    CONNUSANT, a. Knowing; informed; apprised.

    A neutral vessel, breaking a blockade, is liable to confiscation, if connusant of the blockade.NWAD CONNUSANT.2

    CONNY, a. Brave; fine. [Local.]

    CONOID, n. [Gr., a cone, form.]

    1. In geometry, a solid formed by the revolution of a conic section about its axis. If the conic section is a parabola, the resulting solid is a parabolic conoid, or paraboloid; if a hyperbola, the solid is a hyperbolic conoid, or hyperboloid; of an ellipse, an elliptic conoid, a spheroid, or an ellipsoid.NWAD CONOID.2

    2. In anatomy, a gland in the third ventricle of the brain, resembling a cone or pine-apple, and called the pineal gland.NWAD CONOID.3

    CONOIDIC, CONOIDICAL, a. Pertaining to a conoid; having the form of a conoid.

    CONQUASSATE, v.t. [L.] To shake. [Little used.]

    CONQUER, v.t.

    1. To subdue; to reduce, by physical force, till resistance is no longer made; to overcome; to vanquish. Alexander conquered Asia. The Romans conquered Carthage.NWAD CONQUER.2

    2. To gain by force; to win; to take possession by violent means; to gain dominion or sovereignty over, as the subduing of the power of an enemy generally implies possession of the person or thing subdued by the conqueror. Thus, a king or an army conquers a country, or a city, which is afterward restored.NWAD CONQUER.3

    3. To subdue opposition or resistance of the will by moral force; to overcome by argument, persuasion or other influence.NWAD CONQUER.4

    Anna conquers but to save, and governs but to bless.NWAD CONQUER.5

    He went forth conquering, and to conquer. Revelation 6:2.NWAD CONQUER.6

    4. To overcome, as difficulties; to surmount, as obstacles; to subdue whatever opposes; as, to conquer the passions; to conquer reluctance.NWAD CONQUER.7

    5. To gain or obtain by effort; as, to conquer freedom; to conquer peace; a French application of the word.NWAD CONQUER.8

    CONQUER, v.i. To overcome; to gain the victory.

    The champions resolved to conquer or to die.NWAD CONQUER.10

    CONQUERABLE, a. That may be conquered, overcome or subdued.

    CONQUERED, pp. Overcome; subdued; vanquished; gained; won.

    CONQUERESS, n. A female who conquers; a victorious female.

    CONQUERING, ppr. Overcoming; subduing; vanquishing; obtaining.

    CONQUEROR, n. One who conquers; one who gains a victory; one who subdues and brings into subjection or possession, by force or by influence. The man who defeats his antagonist in combat is a conqueror, as is the general or admiral who defeats his enemy.

    CONQUEST, n. [The primary sense is to seek, to press or drive towards.]

    1. The act of conquering; the act of overcoming or vanquishing opposition by force, physical or moral. Applied to persons, territory and the like, it usually implies or includes a taking possession of; as the conquest of Canada by the British troops. So we speak of the heart, the passions, or the will.NWAD CONQUEST.2

    2. Victory; success in arms; the overcoming of opposition.NWAD CONQUEST.3

    In joys of conquest he resigns his breath.NWAD CONQUEST.4

    3. That which is conquered; possession gained by force, physical or moral; as, Jamaica was a valuable conquest for England.NWAD CONQUEST.5

    4. In a feudal sense, acquest; acquisition; the acquiring of property by other means than by inheritance, or the acquisition of property by a number in community or by one for all the others.NWAD CONQUEST.6

    5. In the law of nations, the acquisition of sovereignty by force of arms.NWAD CONQUEST.7

    The right of conquest is derived from the laws of war.NWAD CONQUEST.8

    6. The act of gaining or regaining by effort; as the conquest of liberty or peace; a French phrase.NWAD CONQUEST.9

    CONSANGUINEOUS, a. [L., infra.] Of the same blood; related by birth; descended from the same parent or ancestor.

    CONSANGUINITY, n. [L., blood.] The relation of persons by blood; the relation or connection of persons descended from the same stock or common ancestor, in distinction from affinity or relation by marriage. It is lineal or collateral.

    CONSCIENCE, n. [L., to know, to be privy to.]

    1. Internal or self-knowledge, or judgment of right and wrong; or the faculty, power or principle within us, which decides on the lawfulness or unlawfulness of our own actions and affections, and instantly approves or condemns them. Conscience is called by some writers the moral sense, and considered as an original faculty of our nature. Others question the propriety of considering conscience as a distinct faculty or principle. The consider it rather as the general principle of moral approbation or disapprobation, applied to ones own conduct and affections; alledging that our notions of right and wrong are not to be deduced from a single principle or faculty, but from various powers of the understanding and will.NWAD CONSCIENCE.2

    Being convicted by their own conscience, they went out one by one. John 8:9.NWAD CONSCIENCE.3

    The conscience manifests itself in the feeling of obligation we experience, which precedes, attends and follows our actions.NWAD CONSCIENCE.4

    Conscience is first occupied in ascertaining our duty, before we proceed to action; then in judging of our actions when performed.NWAD CONSCIENCE.5

    2. The estimate or determination of conscience; justice; honesty.NWAD CONSCIENCE.6

    What you require cannot, in conscience, be deferred.NWAD CONSCIENCE.7

    3. Real sentiment; private thought; truth; as, do you in conscience believe the story?NWAD CONSCIENCE.8

    4. Consciousness; knowledge of our own actions or thought.NWAD CONSCIENCE.9

    The sweetest cordial we receive at last, is conscience of our virtuous actions past.NWAD CONSCIENCE.10

    [This primary sense of the word is nearly, perhaps wholly obsolete.]NWAD CONSCIENCE.11

    5. Knowledge of the actions of others.NWAD CONSCIENCE.12

    6. In ludicrous language, reason or reasonableness.NWAD CONSCIENCE.13

    Half a dozen fools are, in all conscience, as many as you should require.NWAD CONSCIENCE.14

    To make conscience or a matter of conscience, is to act according to the dictates of conscience, or to scruple to act contrary to its dictates.NWAD CONSCIENCE.15

    Court of conscience, a court established for the recovery of small debts in London and other trading cities and districts.NWAD CONSCIENCE.16

    CONSCIENCED, a. Having conscience.

    CONSCIENT, Conscious. [Not used.]


    1. Influenced by conscience; governed by a strict regard to the dictates of conscience, or by the known or supposed rules of right and wrong; as a conscientious judge.NWAD CONSCIENTIOUS.2

    2. Regulated by conscience; according to the dictates of conscience; as a conscientious probity.NWAD CONSCIENTIOUS.3

    CONSCIENTIOUSLY, adv. According to the direction of conscience; with a strict regard to right and wrong. A man may err conscientiously.

    CONSCIENTIOUSNESS, n. A scrupulous regard to the decisions of conscience; a sense of justice, and strict conformity to its dictates.

    All his conduct seemed marked with an exact and unvarying conscientiousness.NWAD CONSCIENTIOUSNESS.2

    CONSCIONABLE, a. According to conscience; reasonable; just.

    Let my debtors have conscionable satisfaction.NWAD CONSCIONABLE.2

    CONSCIONABLENESS, n. Reasonableness; equity.

    CONSCIONABLY, adv. In a manner agreeable to conscience; reasonably; justly.

    CONSCIOUS, a. [L.]

    1. Possessing the faculty or power of knowing ones own thoughts or mental operations. Thus, man is a conscious being.NWAD CONSCIOUS.2

    2. Knowing from memory, or without extraneous information; as, I am not conscious of the fact.NWAD CONSCIOUS.3

    The damsel than to Tancred sent, who, conscious of the occasion, feared the event.NWAD CONSCIOUS.4

    3. Knowing by conscience, or internal perception or persuasion; as, I am not conscious of having given any offense. Sometimes followed by to; as, I am not conscious to myself.NWAD CONSCIOUS.5

    Aeneas only, conscious to the sign, presaged the event. So we say, conscious of innocence, or of ignorance, or of a crime.NWAD CONSCIOUS.6

    CONSCIOUSLY, adv. With knowledge of ones own mental operations or actions.

    If these perceptions, with their consciousness, always remained in the mind, the same thinking thing would be always consciously present.NWAD CONSCIOUSLY.2


    1. The knowledge of sensations and mental operations, or of what passes in ones own mind; the act of the mind which makes known an internal object.NWAD CONSCIOUSNESS.2

    Consciousness of our sensation, and consciousness of our existence, seem to be simultaneous.NWAD CONSCIOUSNESS.3

    Consciousness must be an essential attribute of spirit.NWAD CONSCIOUSNESS.4

    2. Internal sense or knowledge of guilt or innocence.NWAD CONSCIOUSNESS.5

    A man may betray his consciousness of guilt by his countenance.NWAD CONSCIOUSNESS.6

    3. Certain knowledge from observation or experience.NWAD CONSCIOUSNESS.7

    CONSCRIPT, a. [L., to enroll; to write.] Written; enrolled; as conscript fathers, the senators of Rome, so called because their names were written in the register of the senate.

    CONSCRIPT, n. [L.] An enrolled soldier; a word used in France.


    1. An enrolling or registering.NWAD CONSCRIPTION.2

    2. Soldiers or forces levied by enrolling.NWAD CONSCRIPTION.3

    CONSECRATE, v.t. [L., to consecrate, sacred. See Sacred.]

    1. To make or declare to be sacred, by certain ceremonies or rites; to appropriate to sacred uses; to set apart, dedicate, or devote, to the service and worship of God; as, to consecrate a church.NWAD CONSECRATE.2

    Thou shalt consecrate Aaron and his sons. Exodus 29:9.NWAD CONSECRATE.3

    All the silver, and gold, and vessels of brass and iron, are consecrated to the Lord. Joshua 6:19.NWAD CONSECRATE.4

    2. To canonize; to exalt to the rank of a saint; to enroll among the gods, as a Roman emperor.NWAD CONSECRATE.5

    3. To set apart and bless the elements in the eucharist.NWAD CONSECRATE.6

    4. To render venerable; to make respected; as, rules or principles consecrated by time.NWAD CONSECRATE.7

    CONSECRATE, a. Sacred; consecrated; devoted; dedicated.

    They were assembled in that consecrate place.NWAD CONSECRATE.9

    [This word is now seldom used, unless in poetry.]NWAD CONSECRATE.10

    CONSECRATED, pp. Made sacred by ceremonies or solemn rites; separated from a common to a sacred use; devoted or dedicated to the service and worship of God; made venerable.

    CONSECRATING, ppr. Making sacred; appropriating to a sacred use; dedicating to the service of God; devoting; rendering venerable.


    1. The act or ceremony of separating form a common to a sacred use, or of devoting and dedicating a person or thing to the service and worship of God, by certain rites or solemnities. Consecration does not make a person or thing really holy, but declares it to be sacred, that is, devoted to God or to divine service; as the consecration of the priests among the Israelites; the consecration of the vessels used in the temple; the consecration of a bishop.NWAD CONSECRATION.2

    2. Canonization; the act of translating into heaven, and enrolling or numbering among the saints or gods; the ceremony of the apotheosis of an emperor.NWAD CONSECRATION.3

    3. The benediction of the elements in the eucharist; the act of setting apart and blessing the elements in the communion.NWAD CONSECRATION.4

    CONSECRATOR, n. One who consecrates; one who performs the rites by which a person or thing is devoted or dedicated to sacred purposes.

    CONSECRATORY, a. Making sacred.

    CONSECTARY, a. [L., to follow. See Seek.] Following; consequent; consequential; deducible.

    CONSECTARY, n. That which follows; consequence; deduction from premises; corollary.

    CONSECUTION, n. [L., to follow. See Seek.]

    1. A following or sequel; train of consequences from premises; series of deductions.NWAD CONSECUTION.2

    2. Succession; series of things that follow each other; as a consecution of colors.NWAD CONSECUTION.3

    3. In astronomy, consecution month is the space between one conjunction of the moon with the sun and another.NWAD CONSECUTION.4

    CONSECUTIVE, a. [See Consecution.]

    1. Following in a train; succeeding one another in a regular order; successive; uninterrupted in course or succession; as, fifty consecutive years.NWAD CONSECUTIVE.2

    2. Following; consequential; succeeding; as, the actions of men consecutive to volition.NWAD CONSECUTIVE.3

    3. Consecutive chords, in music, imply a succession or repetition of the same consonance in similar motion.NWAD CONSECUTIVE.4

    CONSECUTIVELY, adv. By way of consequence or succession, in opposition to antecedently or casually.

    CONSENESCENCE, CONSENESCENCY, n. [L., to grow old.] A growing old; decay from age; as the consenescence of the world.

    CONSENSION, n. [L. See Consent.] Agreement; accord. [Little used.]

    CONSENT, n. [L., to be of one mind, to agree; to think, feel or perceive. See Sense and Assent.]

    1. Agreement of the mind to what is proposed or state by another; accord; hence, a yielding of the mind or will to that which is proposed; as, a parent gives his consent to the marriage of his daughter. We generally use this word in cases where power, rights, and claims are concerned. We give consent, when we yield that which we have a right to withhold; but we do not give consent to a mere opinion, or abstract proposition. In this case, we give our assent. But assent is also used in conceding what we may withhold. We give our assent to the marriage of a daughter. Consequently, assent has a more extensive application than consent. But the distinction is not always observed. Consent often amounts to permission.NWAD CONSENT.2

    Defraud ye not one another, except with consent for a time. 1 Corinthians 7:5.NWAD CONSENT.3

    2. Accord of minds; agreement; unity of opinion.NWAD CONSENT.4

    All with one consent began to make excuse. Luke 14:18.NWAD CONSENT.5

    The company of priests murder by consent. Hosea 6:9.NWAD CONSENT.6

    3. Agreement; coherence; correspondence in parts, qualities, or operation.NWAD CONSENT.7

    Such is the worlds great harmony that springs from union, order, full consent of things.NWAD CONSENT.8

    4. In the animal economy, an agreement, or sympathy, by which one affected part of the system affects some distant part. This consent is supposed to exist in, or be produced by the nerves; and the affections to be communicated from one part to another by means of their ramifications and distribution through the body. Thus, the stone in the bladder, by vellicating the fibers, will produce spasms and colic in the bowels; a shameful thing seen or heard will produce blushing in the cheeks. But many facts indicate that other causes than nervous communication produce sympathy.NWAD CONSENT.9

    CONSENT, v.i. [L. See the noun.]

    1. Literally, to think with another. Hence, to agree or accord. More generally, to agree in mind and will; to yield to what one has the power, the right, or the disposition to withhold, or refuse to grant.NWAD CONSENT.11

    If sinners entice thee, consent thou not. Proverbs 1:10.NWAD CONSENT.12

    And Saul was consenting to Stephens death. Acts 8:1.NWAD CONSENT.13

    Only let us consent to them, and they will dwell with us. Genesis 34:23.NWAD CONSENT.14

    2. To agree.NWAD CONSENT.15

    When thou sawest a thief, thou consentedst with him. Psalm 50:18.NWAD CONSENT.16

    3. To assent.NWAD CONSENT.17

    I consent to the law that it is good. Romans 7:17; 1 Timothy 6:3.NWAD CONSENT.18

    CONSENTANEOUS, a. [L. See Consent.] Agreeable; accordant; consistent with; suitable.

    The practice of virtue is not consentaneous to the unrenewed heart.NWAD CONSENTANEOUS.2

    CONSENTANEOUSLY, adv. Agreeably; consistently; suitably.

    CONSENTANEOUSNESS, n. Agreement; accordance; consistency.

    CONSENTER, n. One who consents.

    CONSENTIENT, a. [L.] Agreeing in mind; accordant in opinion.

    The authority due to the consentient judgment of the church.NWAD CONSENTIENT.2

    CONSEQUENCE, n. [L., to follow. See Seek.]

    1. That which follows from any act, cause, principle, or series of actions. Hence, an event or effect produced by some preceding act or cause.NWAD CONSEQUENCE.2

    Shun the bitter consequence; for know, the day thou eatest thereof, thou shalt die.NWAD CONSEQUENCE.3

    The consequences of intemperance are disgrace, poverty, disease and premature death.NWAD CONSEQUENCE.4

    2. In logic, a proposition collected from the agreement of other previous propositions; the conclusion which results from reason or argument; inference; deduction.NWAD CONSEQUENCE.5

    Every rational being is accountable to his maker; man is a rational being; the consequence then must be, that man is accountable to his maker.NWAD CONSEQUENCE.6

    From this train of argument, the consequence is obvious.NWAD CONSEQUENCE.7

    3. Connection of cause and effect; consecution.NWAD CONSEQUENCE.8

    I felt that I must after thee, with this my son; such fatal consequence unites us three.NWAD CONSEQUENCE.9

    4. Influence; tendency, as to effects. The sense of consequence, in this use, is modified by the words connected with it; as, it is of little consequence, that is, of little importance, small effects will follow; it is of no consequence, of no moment, no effect of importance will follow; it is of great consequence, of great importance, great effects will follow.NWAD CONSEQUENCE.10

    5. Importance; extensive influence; distinction; as a man of great consequence in society.NWAD CONSEQUENCE.11

    In consequence, by means of; as the effect of.NWAD CONSEQUENCE.12

    CONSEQUENT, a. [L.]

    1. Following, as the natural effect; with to or on.NWAD CONSEQUENT.2

    The right was consequent to, and built on, an act perfectly personal.NWAD CONSEQUENT.3

    His poverty was consequent on his vices.NWAD CONSEQUENT.4

    2. Following by necessary inference or rational deduction; as a proposition consequent to other propositions.NWAD CONSEQUENT.5


    1. Effect; that which follows a cause.NWAD CONSEQUENT.7

    They were ill governed, which is always a consequent of ill payment.NWAD CONSEQUENT.8

    2. That which follows from propositions by rational deduction; that which is deduced from reasoning or argumentation; a conclusion or inference.NWAD CONSEQUENT.9


    1. Following as the effect; produced by the connection of effects with causes; as a consequential evil.NWAD CONSEQUENTIAL.2

    2. Having the consequence justly connected with the premises; conclusive.NWAD CONSEQUENTIAL.3

    These arguments are highly consequential and concludent to my purpose.NWAD CONSEQUENTIAL.4

    3. Important.NWAD CONSEQUENTIAL.5

    4. With assumed importance; with conceit.NWAD CONSEQUENTIAL.6

    CONSEQUENTIALNESS, n. Regular consecution in discourse.

    CONSEQUENTLY, adv. By consequence; by necessary connection of effects with their causes; in consequence of something.

    CONSEQUENTNESS, n. Regular connection of propositions, following each other; consecution of discourse. [Little used.]

    CONSERTION, n. [L.] Junction; adaptation.

    CONSERVABLE, a. [See Conserve.] That may be kept or preserved from decay or injury.

    CONSERVANCY, n. [L. See Conserve.] A court of conservancy is held by the Lord Mayor of London, for the preservation of the fishery on the Thames.

    CONSERVANT, a. Preserving; having the power or quality of preserving from decay or destruction.

    CONSERVATION, n. [L. See Conserve.] The act of preserving, guarding or protecting; preservation from loss, decay, injury, or violation; the keeping of a thing in a safe or entire state; as the conservation of bodies from perishing; the conservation of the peace of society; the conservation of privileges.

    CONSERVATIVE, a. Preservative; having power to preserve in a safe or entire state, or from loss, waste or injury.


    1. A preserver; one who preserves from injury or violation. Appropriately, an officer who has the charge of preserving the public peace, as judges and sheriffs; also, an officer who has the charge of preserving the rights and privileges of a city, corporation or community, as in catholic universities. It is a word of extensive application.NWAD CONSERVATOR.2

    2. In Connecticut, a person appointed to superintend idiots, lunatics, etc., manage their property, and preserve it from waste.NWAD CONSERVATOR.3

    CONSERVATORY, a. Having the quality of preserving from loss, decay or injury.


    1. A place for preserving any thing in a state desired, as from loss, decay, waste or injury. Thus a fish-pond for keeping fish, a granary for corn, an ice-house for ice and other things, a receptacle for water, etc., are called conservatories.NWAD CONSERVATORY.3

    2. A large green-house for exotics, in which the plants are planted in beds and borders, and not in tubs or pots, as in the common green-house.NWAD CONSERVATORY.4

    CONSERVE, v.t. [L., to hold, keep or guard.] To keep in a safe or sound state; to save; to preserve from loss, decay, waste, or injury; to defend from violation; as, to conserve bodies from perishing; to conserve the peace of society; to conserve fruits, roots and herbs, with sugar, etc.

    CONSERVE, n.

    1. A sweetmeat made of the inspissated juice of fruit, boiled with sugar.NWAD CONSERVE.3

    2. In pharmacy, a form of medicine contrived to preserve the flowers, herbs, roots or fruits of simples, as nearly as possible, in their natural fresh state. Fresh vegetables and sugar of the consistence of honey.NWAD CONSERVE.4

    3. A conservatory. [Not usual.]NWAD CONSERVE.5

    CONSERVED, pp. Preserved in a safe and sound state; guarded; kept; maintained; protected; prepared with sugar.

    CONSERVER, n. One who conserves; one who keeps from loss or injury; one who lays up for preservation; a preparer of conserves.

    CONSERVING, ppr. Keeping in safety; defending; maintaining; preparing with sugar.

    CONSESSION, n. [L. See Session.] A sitting together. [Little used.]

    CONSESSOR, n. One that sits with others. [Little used.]

    CONSIDER, v.t. [L., to consider, to view attentively, to sit by; to sit. See Sit. The literal sense is, to sit by or close, or to set the mind or the eye to; hence, to view or examine with attention.]

    1. To fix the mind on, with a view to a careful examination; to think on with care; to ponder; to study; to meditate on.NWAD CONSIDER.2

    Know, therefore, this day, and consider it in thy heart. Deuteronomy 4:39.NWAD CONSIDER.3

    Hast thou considered my servant Job? Job 1:8.NWAD CONSIDER.4

    Consider the lilies of the field how they grow. Matthew 6:28.NWAD CONSIDER.5

    2. To view attentively; to observe and examine.NWAD CONSIDER.6

    The priest shall consider the leprosy. Leviticus 13:13.NWAD CONSIDER.7

    3. To attend to; to relieve.NWAD CONSIDER.8

    Blessed is he that considereth the poor. Psalm 41:1.NWAD CONSIDER.9

    4. To have regard to; to respect.NWAD CONSIDER.10

    Let us consider one another, to provoke to love, and to good words. Hebrews 10:24.NWAD CONSIDER.11

    5. To take into view in examination, or into account in estimates.NWAD CONSIDER.12

    In adjusting accounts, services, time, and expense ought to be considered.NWAD CONSIDER.13

    6. In the imperative, consider is equivalent to, think with care, attend, examine the subject with a view to truth or the consequences of a measure. So we use see, observe, think, attend.NWAD CONSIDER.14

    7. To requite; to reward; particularly for gratuitous services.NWAD CONSIDER.15

    CONSIDER, v.i.

    1. To think seriously, maturely or carefully; to reflect.NWAD CONSIDER.17

    None considereth in his heart, neither is there knowledge or understanding. Isaiah 44:19.NWAD CONSIDER.18

    In the day of adversity consider. Ecclesiastes 7:14.NWAD CONSIDER.19

    2. To deliberate; to turn in the mind; as in the case of a single person; to deliberate or consult, as numbers; sometimes followed by of; as, I will consider your case, or of your case.NWAD CONSIDER.20

    The apostles and elders come together to consider of this matter. Acts 15:6.NWAD CONSIDER.21

    3. To doubt; to hesitate.NWAD CONSIDER.22

    CONSIDERABLE, a. [See Consider.]

    1. That may be considered; that is to be observed, remarked or attended to.NWAD CONSIDERABLE.2

    It is considerable, that some urns have had inscriptions on them, expressing that the lamps were burning.NWAD CONSIDERABLE.3

    [This primary use of the word is obsolescent or very rarely used.]NWAD CONSIDERABLE.4

    2. Worthy of consideration; worthy of regard or attention.NWAD CONSIDERABLE.5

    Eternity is infinitely the most considerable duration.NWAD CONSIDERABLE.6

    As that which is worthy of regard is in some measure important, henceNWAD CONSIDERABLE.7

    3. Respectable; deserving of notice; of some distinction; applied to persons.NWAD CONSIDERABLE.8

    Men considerable in all worthy professions, eminent in many ways of life.NWAD CONSIDERABLE.9

    4. Important; valuable; or moderately large, according to the subject. Considerable aid was expected from the allies. A man has a considerable estate in Norfolk. A considerable sum of money was collected. Sometimes followed by to. He thought his aid considerable to him.NWAD CONSIDERABLE.10

    CONSIDERABLENESS, n. Some degree of importance, moment or dignity; a degree of value or importance that deserves notice.

    The considerableness of things is to be estimated by their usefulness, or by their effects on society.NWAD CONSIDERABLENESS.2

    CONSIDERABLY, adv. In a degree deserving notice; in a degree not trifling, or unimportant.

    And Europe still considerably gains both by their good examples and their pains.NWAD CONSIDERABLY.2

    CONSIDERANCE, n. Consideration; reflection; sober thought. [Not used. See Consideration.]

    CONSIDERATE, a. [L. See Consider.]

    1. Given to consideration, or to sober reflection; thoughtful; hence, serious; circumspect; careful; discreet; prudent; not hasty or rash; not negligent.NWAD CONSIDERATE.2

    Aeneas is patient, considerate, and careful of his people.NWAD CONSIDERATE.3

    2. Having respect to; regardful; as, considerate of praise. [Little used.]NWAD CONSIDERATE.4

    3. Moderate; not rigorous.NWAD CONSIDERATE.5

    CONSIDERATELY, adv. With deliberation; with due consideration; calmly; prudently.

    CONSIDERATENESS, n. Prudence; calm deliberation.

    CONSIDERATION, n. [L. See Consider.]

    1. The act of considering; mental view; regard; notice.NWAD CONSIDERATION.2

    Let us take into consideration the consequences of a hasty decision.NWAD CONSIDERATION.3

    2. Mature thought; serious deliberation.NWAD CONSIDERATION.4

    Let us think with consideration.NWAD CONSIDERATION.5

    3. Contemplation; meditation.NWAD CONSIDERATION.6

    The love you bear to Mopsa hath brought you to the consideration of her virtues.NWAD CONSIDERATION.7

    4. Some degree of importance; claim to notice, or regard; a moderate degree of respectability.NWAD CONSIDERATION.8

    Lucan is an author of consideration among the Latin poets.NWAD CONSIDERATION.9

    5. That which is considered; motive of action; influence; ground of conduct.NWAD CONSIDERATION.10

    He was obliged, antecedent to all other considerations, to search an asylum.NWAD CONSIDERATION.11

    6. Reason; that which induces to a determination.NWAD CONSIDERATION.12

    He was moved by the considerations set before him.NWAD CONSIDERATION.13

    7. In law, the reason which moves a contracting party to enter into an agreement; the material cause of a contract; the price or motive of a stipulation. In all contracts, each party gives something in exchange for what he receives.NWAD CONSIDERATION.14

    A contract is an agreement, upon sufficient consideration. This consideration is express or implied; express, when the thing to be given or done is specified; implied, when no specific consideration is agreed upon, but justice requires it and the law implies it; as when a man labors for another, without stipulating for wages, the law infers that he shall receive a reasonable consideration. A good consideration is that of blood, or natural love; a valuable consideration, is such as money, marriage, etc. Hence a consideration is an equivalent or recompense; that which is given as of equal estimated value with that which is received.NWAD CONSIDERATION.15

    CONSIDERATIVE, a. Taking into consideration. [Little used.]

    CONSIDERED, pp. Thought of with care; pondered; viewed attentively; deliberated on; examined.

    CONSIDERER, n. A thinker; one who considers; a man of reflection. [Considerator is not in use.]

    CONSIDERING, ppr. Fixing the mind on; meditating on; pondering; viewing with care and attention; deliberating on.

    Note. We have a peculiar use of this word, which may be a corruption for considered, or which may be a deviation from analogy by an insensible change in the structure of the phrase. It is not possible for us to act otherwise, considering the weakness of our nature. As a participle, this word must here refer to us, or the sentence cannot be resolved by any rule of English syntax. It should be correct to say, It is not possible for us to act otherwise, the weakness of our nature being considered; or We, considering the weakness of our nature, cannot act otherwise. But the latter phrase is better grammar, than it is sense. We use other participles in like manner; as, Allowing for tare, the weight could not be more than a hundred pounds. These and similar phrases are anomalous. But considering is no more a kind of conjunction, in such phrases, than it is a noun.NWAD CONSIDERING.2

    CONSIDERING, n. The act of deliberating, or carefully attending to; hesitation; as, many mazed considerings.

    CONSIDERINGLY, adv. With consideration or deliberation. Whole Duty of Man.

    CONSIGN, v.t. [L., to seal or sign; to seal or stamp; a sign, seal or mark; to deposit, deliver, consign. See Sign. The sense is to set to, to thrust or sent.]

    1. To give, send or set over; to transfer or deliver into the possession of another, or into a different state, with the sense of fixedness in that state, or permanence of possession.NWAD CONSIGN.2

    At the day of general account, good men are to be consigned over to another state.NWAD CONSIGN.3

    At death the body is consigned to the grave.NWAD CONSIGN.4

    2. To deliver or transfer, as a charge or trust; to commit; as, to consign a youth to the care of a preceptor; to consign goods to a factor.NWAD CONSIGN.5

    3. To set over or commit, for permanent preservation; as, to consign a history to writing.NWAD CONSIGN.6

    4. To appropriate.NWAD CONSIGN.7

    CONSIGN, v.i. To submit to the same terms with another; also, to sign; to agree or consent.

    CONSIGNATION, n. The act of consigning; the act of delivering or committing to another person, place or state.

    Despair is certain consignation to eternal ruin. [Little used. See Consignment.]NWAD CONSIGNATION.2

    CONSIGNATURE, n. Full signature; joint signing or stamping.

    CONSIGNED, pp. Delivered; committed for keeping, or management; deposited in trust.

    CONSIGNEE, n. The person to whom goods or other things are delivered in trust, for sale or superintendance; a factor.

    CONSIGNER, CONSIGNOR, n. The person who consigns; one who sends, delivers, or commits goods to another for sale, or a ship for superintendence, bills of lading, papers, etc.

    CONSIGNIFICATION, n. [See Signify.] Joint signification.

    CONSIGNIFICATIVE, a. [See Signify.] Having a like signification, or jointly significative.

    CONSIGNING, ppr. Delivering to another in trust; sending or committing, as a possession or charge.

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