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    LOCHE. [See Loach.]

    LOCHIA, n. [Gr.] Evacuations which follow childbirth.

    LOCHIAL, a. Pertaining to evacuations from the womb after childbirth.

    LOCK, n. [L. floccus, Eng. lock.]

    1. Lock, in its primary sense, is any thing that fastens; but we now appropriate the word to an instrument composed of a spring, wards, and a bolt of iron or steel, used to fasten doors, chests and the like. The bolt is moved by a key.NWAD LOCK.2

    2. The part of a musket or fowling-piece or other fire-arm, which contains the pan, trigger, etc.NWAD LOCK.3

    3. The barrier or works of a canal, which confine the water, consisting of a dam, banks or walls, with two gates or pairs of gates, which may be opened or shut at pleasure.NWAD LOCK.4

    4. A grapple in wrestling.NWAD LOCK.5

    5. Any inclosure.NWAD LOCK.6

    6. A tuft of hair; a plexus of wool, hay or other like substance; a flock; a ringlet of hair.NWAD LOCK.7

    A lock of hair will draw more than a cable rope.NWAD LOCK.8

    Lock of water, is the measure equal to the contents of the chamber of the locks by which the consumption of water on a canal is estimated.NWAD LOCK.9

    LOCK-KEEPER, n. One who attends the locks of a canal.

    LOCK-PADDLE, n. A small sluse that serves to fill and empty a lock.

    LOCK-SIL, n. An angular piece of timber at the bottom of a lock, against which the gates shut.

    LOCK-WEIR, n. A paddle-weir, in canals, an over-fall behind the upper gates, by which the waste water of the upper pound is let down through the paddle-holes into the chamber of the lock.

    LOCK, v.t.

    1. To fasten with a particular instrument; as, to lock a door; to lock a trunk.NWAD LOCK.2

    2. To shut up or confine, as with a lock; as, to be locked in a prison. Lock the secret in your breast.NWAD LOCK.3

    3. To close fast. The frost locks up our rivers.NWAD LOCK.4

    4. To embrace closely; as, to lock one in the arms.NWAD LOCK.5

    5. To furnish with locks, as a canal.NWAD LOCK.6

    6. To confine; to restrain. Our shipping was locked up by the embargo.NWAD LOCK.7

    7. In fencing, to seize the sword-arm of an antagonist, by turning the left arm around it, after closing the parade, shell to shell, in order to disarm him.NWAD LOCK.8

    LOCK, v.i.

    1. To become fast. The door locks close.NWAD LOCK.10

    2. To unite closely by mutual insertion; as, they lock into each other.NWAD LOCK.11

    LOCKAGE, n.

    1. Materials for locks in a canal.NWAD LOCKAGE.2

    2. Works which form a lock on a canal.NWAD LOCKAGE.3

    3. Toll paid for passing the locks of a canal.NWAD LOCKAGE.4

    LOCKED, pp. Made fast by a lock; furnished with a lock or locks; closely embraced.

    LOCKER, n. A close place, as a drawer or an apartment in a ship, that may be closed with a lock.

    A shot-locker is a strong frame of plank near the pump-well in the hold, where shot are deposited.NWAD LOCKER.2

    LOCKET, n. A small lock; a catch or spring to fasten a necklace or other ornament.

    LOCKRAM, n. A sort of coarse linen.

    LOCKSMITH, n. An artificer whose occupation is to make locks.

    LOCKY, a. Having locks or tufts.

    LOCOMOTION, n. [L. locus, place, and motio, motion.]

    1. The act of moving from place to place.NWAD LOCOMOTION.2

    2. The power of moving from place to place. Most animals possess locomotion; plants have life, but not locomotion.NWAD LOCOMOTION.3

    LOCOMOTIVE, a. Moving from place to place; changing place, or able to change place; as a locomotive animal. Most animals are distinguished from plants by their locomotive faculty.

    Locomotive engine, a steam engine employed in land carriage; chiefly on railways.NWAD LOCOMOTIVE.2

    LOCOMOTIVITY, n. The power of changing place.

    LOCULAMENT, n. [L. loculamentum, from locus, loculus.]

    In botany, the cell of a pericarp in which the seed is lodged. A pericarp is unilocular, bilocular, etc.NWAD LOCULAMENT.2

    LOCUST, n. [L. locusta.] An insect of the genus Gryllus. These insects are at times so numerous in Africa and the S. of Asia as to devour every green thing, and when they migrate, they fly in an immense cloud.

    LOCUST, n. A name of several plants and trees; as a species of Melianthus, and of Ceratonia.

    LOCUST-TREE, n. A tree of the genus Hymenaea, and another of the genus Robinia. The Honey-Locust-tree, is of the genus Gleditsia.

    LODE, n.

    1. Among miners, a metallic vein, or any regular vein or course, whether metallic or not, but commonly a metallic vein.NWAD LODE.2

    2. A cut or reach of water.NWAD LODE.3

    LODE-STONE, n. [from the verb to lead, and stone.]

    1. A magnet, an ore of iron; a stone found in iron mines, of a dark or black lead color, and of considerable hardness and weight. It attracts iron filings, and communicates to iron the same property of attraction. But its peculiar value consists in its communicating to a needle the property of taking a direction to the north and south, a property of inestimable utility in navigation and surveying.NWAD LODE-STONE.2

    2. A name given by Cornish miners to a species of stones, called also tin-stones; a compound of stones and sand, of different kinds and colors.NWAD LODE-STONE.3

    LODGABLE, a. Capable of affording a temporary abode. [Not used.]

    LODGE, v.t.

    1. To set, lay or deposit for keeping or preservation, for a longer or shorter time. The men lodged their arms in the arsenal.NWAD LODGE.2

    2. To place; to plant; to infix.NWAD LODGE.3

    He lodged an arrow in a tender breast.NWAD LODGE.4

    3. To fix; to settle in the heart, mind or memory.NWAD LODGE.5

    I can give no reason more than a lodged hate -NWAD LODGE.6

    4. To furnish with a temporary habitation, or with an accommodation for a night. He lodged the prince a month, a week, or a night. [The word usually denotes a short residence, but for no definite time.]NWAD LODGE.7

    5. To harbor; to cover. The deer is lodged.NWAD LODGE.8

    6. To afford place to; to contain for keeping.NWAD LODGE.9

    The memory can lodge a greater store of images, than the senses can present at one time.NWAD LODGE.10

    7. To throw in or on; as, to lodge a ball or a bomb in a fort.NWAD LODGE.11

    8. To throw down; to lay flat.NWAD LODGE.12

    Our sighs, and they shall lodge the summer corn.NWAD LODGE.13

    LODGE, v.i.

    1. To reside; to dwell; to rest in a place.NWAD LODGE.15

    And lodge such daring souls in little men.NWAD LODGE.16

    2. To rest or dwell for a time, as for a night, a week, a month. We lodged a night at the Golden Ball. We lodged a week at the City Hotel. Soldiers lodge in tents in summer, and in huts in winter. Fowls lodge on trees or rocks.NWAD LODGE.17

    3. To fall flat, as grain. Wheat and oats on strong land are apt to lodge.NWAD LODGE.18

    LODGE, n.

    1. A small house in a park or forest, for a temporary place of rest at night; a temporary habitation; a hut.NWAD LODGE.20

    2. A small house or tenement appended to a larger; as a porter’s lodge.NWAD LODGE.21

    3. A den; a cave; any place where a wild beast dwells.NWAD LODGE.22

    LODGED, pp. Placed at rest; deposited; infixed; furnished with accommodations for a night or other short time; laid flat.

    LODGER, n.

    1. One who lives at board, or in a hired room, or who has a bed in another’s house for a night.NWAD LODGER.2

    2. One that resides in any place for a time.NWAD LODGER.3

    LODGING, ppr.

    1. Placing at rest; depositing; furnishing lodgings.NWAD LODGING.2

    2. Resting for a night; residing for a time.NWAD LODGING.3

    LODGING, n.

    1. A place of rest for a night, or of residence for a time; temporary habitation; apartment.NWAD LODGING.5

    Wits take lodgings in the sound of Bow.NWAD LODGING.6

    2. Place of residence.NWAD LODGING.7

    Fair bosom - the lodging of delight.NWAD LODGING.8

    3. Harbor; cover; place of rest.NWAD LODGING.9

    4. Convenience for repose at night.NWAD LODGING.10

    LODGMENT, n.

    1. The act of lodging, or the state of being lodged; a being placed or deposited at rest for keeping for a time or for permanence.NWAD LODGMENT.2

    2. Accumulation or collection of something deposited or remaining at rest.NWAD LODGMENT.3

    3. In military affairs, an encampment made by an army.NWAD LODGMENT.4

    4. A work cast up by besiegers, during their approaches, in some dangerous post which they have gained, and where it is necessary to secure themselves against the enemy’s fire.NWAD LODGMENT.5

    LOFFE, v.i. To laugh. [Not used.]

    LOFT, n.

    1. Properly, an elevation; hence, in a building, the elevation of one story or floor above another; hence, a floor above another; as the second loft; third loft; fourth loft. Spenser seems to have used the word for the highest floor or top, and this may have been its original signification.NWAD LOFT.2

    2. A high room or place.NWAD LOFT.3

    LOFTILY, adv. [from lofty.]

    1. On high; in an elevated place.NWAD LOFTILY.2

    2. Proudly; haughtily.NWAD LOFTILY.3

    They are corrupt and speak wickedly concerning oppression; they speak loftily. Psalm 73:8.NWAD LOFTILY.4

    3. With elevation of language, diction or sentiment; sublimely.NWAD LOFTILY.5

    My lowly verse may loftily arise.NWAD LOFTILY.6

    4. In an elevated attitude. A horse carries his head loftily.NWAD LOFTILY.7


    1. Height; elevation in place or position; altitude; as the loftiness of a mountain.NWAD LOFTINESS.2

    2. Pride; haughtiness.NWAD LOFTINESS.3

    Augustus and Tiberius had loftiness enough in their tempers -NWAD LOFTINESS.4

    3. Elevation of attitude or mien; as loftiness of carriage.NWAD LOFTINESS.5

    4. Sublimity; elevation of diction or sentiment.NWAD LOFTINESS.6

    Three poets in three distant ages born; the first in loftiness of thought surpass’d; the next in majesty; in both the last.NWAD LOFTINESS.7

    LOFTY, a.

    1. Elevated in place; high; as a lofty tower; a lofty mountain. [But it expresses more than high, or at least is more emphatical, poetical and elegant.]NWAD LOFTY.2

    See lofty Lebanon his head advance.NWAD LOFTY.3

    2. Elevated in condition or character.NWAD LOFTY.4

    Thus saith the high and lofty One, that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy - Isaiah 57:15.NWAD LOFTY.5

    3. Proud; haughty; as lofty looks. Isaiah 2:11-12.NWAD LOFTY.6

    4. Elevated in sentiment or diction; sublime; as lofty strains; lofty rhyme.NWAD LOFTY.7

    5. Stately; dignified; as lofty steps.NWAD LOFTY.8

    LOG, n.

    1. A bulky piece or stick of timer unhewed. Pine logs are floated down rivers in America, and stopped at saw-mills. A piece of timber when hewed or squared, is not called a log, unless perhaps in constructing log-huts.NWAD LOG.2

    2. In navigation, a machine for measuring the rate of a ship’s velocity through the water. The common log is a piece of board, forming the quadrant of a circle of about six inches radius, balanced by a small plate of lead nailed on the circular part, so as to swim perpendicular.NWAD LOG.3

    3. [Heb.] A Hebrew measure of liquids, containing, according to some authors, three quarters of a pint; according to others, five sixths of a pint. According to Arbuthnot, it was the seventy second part of the bath or ephab, and the twelfth part of a hin.NWAD LOG.4

    LOG, v.i. To move to and fro. [Not used.]

    LOG-BOARD, n. In navigation, two boards, shutting like a book, and divided into columns, containing the hours of the day and night, direction of the wind, course of the ship, etc., from which is formed the log-book.

    LOG-BOOK, n. A book into which are transcribed the contents of the log-board.

    LOG-HOUSE, LOG-HUT, n. A house or hut whose walls are composed of logs laid on each other.

    LOG-LINE, n. A line or cord about a hundred and fifty fathoms in length, fastened to the log by means of two legs. This is wound on a reel, called the log-reel.

    LOG-REEL, n. A reel in the gallery of a ship, on which the log line is wound.

    LOGARITHM, n. [Gr. ratio, and number.]

    Logarithms are the exponents of a series of powers and roots.NWAD LOGARITHM.2

    The logarithm of a number is that exponent of some other number, which renders the power of the latter, denoted by the exponent, equal to the former.NWAD LOGARITHM.3

    When the logarithms form a series in arithmetical progression, the corresponding natural numbers form a series in geometrical progression. Thus,NWAD LOGARITHM.4

    Logarithms: 0 1 2 3 4 5 NWAD LOGARITHM.5

    Natural numbers: 1 10 100 1000 10000 10000NWAD LOGARITHM.6

    The addition and subtraction of logarithms answer to the multiplication and division of their natural numbers. In like manner, involution is performed by multiplying the logarithm of any number by the number denoting the required power; and evolution, by dividing the logarithm by the number denoting the required root.NWAD LOGARITHM.7

    Logarithms are the invention of Baron Napier, lord of Marchiston in Scotland; but the kind now in use, were invented by Henry Briggs, professor of geometry in Gresham college at Oxford. They are extremely useful in abridging the labor of trigonometrical calculations.NWAD LOGARITHM.8


    LOGARITHMIC, a. Pertaining to logarithms; consisting of logarithms.

    LOGGATS, n. The name of a play or game, the same as is now called kittle-pins. It was prohibited by Statute 33, Henry VIII. [Not in use.]

    LOGGERHEAD, n. [log and head.]

    1. A blockhead; a dunce; a dolt; a thick-skull.NWAD LOGGERHEAD.2

    2. A spherical mass of iron, with a long handle; used to heat tar.NWAD LOGGERHEAD.3

    To fall to loggerheads,NWAD LOGGERHEAD.4

    To go to loggerheads, to come to blows; to fall to fighting without weapons.NWAD LOGGERHEAD.5

    LOGGERHEADED, a. Dull; stupid; doltish.

    LOGIC, n. [L. id; Gr. from reason, to speak.]

    The art of thinking and reasoning justly.NWAD LOGIC.2

    Logic is the art of using reason well in our inquiries after truth, and the communication of it to others.NWAD LOGIC.3

    Logic may be defined, the science or history of the human mind, as it traces the progress of our knowledge from our first conceptions through their different combinations, and the numerous deductions that result from comparing them with one another.NWAD LOGIC.4

    Correct reasoning implies correct thinking and legitimate inferences from premises, which are principles assumed or admitted to be just. Logic then includes the art of thinking, as well as the art of reasoning.NWAD LOGIC.5

    The purpose of logic is to direct the intellectual powers in the investigation of truth, and in the communication of it to others.NWAD LOGIC.6

    LOGICAL, a.

    1. Pertaining to logic; used in logic; as logical subtitles.NWAD LOGICAL.2

    2. According to the rules of logic; as a logical argument or inference. This reasoning is strictly logical.NWAD LOGICAL.3

    3. Skilled in logic; versed in the art of thinking and reasoning; discriminating; as a logical head.NWAD LOGICAL.4

    LOGICALLY, adv. According to the rules of logic; as, to argue logically.

    LOGICIAN, n. A person skilled in logic, or the art of reasoning.

    Each fierce logician still expelling Locke.NWAD LOGICIAN.2

    LOGISTIC, a. Relating to sexagesimal fractions.

    LOGMAN, n.

    1. A man who carries logs.NWAD LOGMAN.2

    2. One whose occupation is to cut and convey logs to a mill. [Local.]NWAD LOGMAN.3

    LOGOGRAPHIC, LOGOGRAPHICAL, a. Pertaining to logography.

    LOGOGRAPHY, n. [Gr. a word, and to write.]

    A method of printing, in which a type represents a word, instead of forming a letter.NWAD LOGOGRAPHY.2

    LOGOGRIPHE, n. [Gr.] A sort of riddle. Obs.

    LOGOMACHIST, n. One who contends about words.

    LOGOMACHY, n. [Gr. word, and contest, altercation.]

    Contention in words merely, or rather a contention about words; a war of words.NWAD LOGOMACHY.2

    LOGOMETRIC, a. [Gr. ratio, and to measure.]

    A logometric scale is intended to measure or ascertain chimical equivalents.NWAD LOGOMETRIC.2

    LOGWOOD, n. A species of tree and wood, called also Campeachy-wood, from the bay of Campeachy in Spanish America, of the genus Haematoxylon, of which there is one species only. This tree has a crooked, deformed stem, growing to the height of 20 or 24 feet, with crooked irregular branches, armed with strong thorns. The wood is of a firm texture and a red color. It is much used in dyeing.

    LOHOCH, LOHOCK, n. A medicine of a middle consistence between a soft electuary and a syrup. [See Loch.]

    LOIN, n. [L. clumis.]

    The loins are the space on each side of the vertebrae, between the lowest of the false ribs and the upper portion of the os ilium or haunch bone, or the lateral portions of the lumbar region; called also the reins.NWAD LOIN.2

    LOITER, v.i.

    To linger; to be slow in moving; to delay; to be dilatory; to spend time idly.NWAD LOITER.2

    If we have loitered, let us quicken our pace.NWAD LOITER.3

    LOITERER, n. A lingerer; one that delays or is slow in motion; an idler; one that is sluggish or dilatory.

    Ever listless loiterers, that attend no cause, no trust, no duty and no friend.NWAD LOITERER.2

    LOITERING, ppr. Lingering; delaying; moving slowly.

    LOKE, n. [Gr. darkness.]

    1. In the Scandinavian mythology, the evil deity, the author of all calamities; answering to the Arimanes of the Persians.NWAD LOKE.2

    2. A close narrow lane. [Local.]NWAD LOKE.3

    LOLL, v.i. [The sense of this word is to throw, to send. Hence it coincides with the Gr.]

    1. To recline; to lean; properly, to throw one’s self down; hence, to lie at ease.NWAD LOLL.2

    Void of care he lolls supine in state.NWAD LOLL.3

    2. To suffer the tongue to hang extended from the mouth, as an ox or a dog when heated with labor or exertion.NWAD LOLL.4

    The triple porter of the Stygian seat, with lolling tongue lay fawning at his feet.NWAD LOLL.5

    LOLL, v.t. To thrust out, as the tongue.

    Fierce tigers couched around, and lolled their tongues.NWAD LOLL.7

    LOLLARD, n.

    The Lollards were a sect of early reformers in Germany and England, the followers of Wickliffe.NWAD LOLLARD.2

    LOLLARDY, n. The doctrines of the Lollards.

    LOLLING, ppr. Throwing down or out; reclining at ease; thrusting out the tongue.

    LOMBARDIC, a. Pertaining to the Lombards; an epithet applied to one of the ancient alphabets derived from the Roman, and relating to the manuscripts of Italy.

    LOMENT, n. [L. lomentum.] An elongated pericarp, which never bursts. It consists, like the legume, of two valves, with the seeds attached to the under suture, but is divided into small cells, each containing a single seed.

    LOMENTACEOUS, a. [L. lomentum, bean meal, a color.]

    Furnished with a loment. The lomentaceae are a natural order of plants, many of which furnish beautiful tinctures or dyes, and whose seeds are contained in a loment or legume.NWAD LOMENTACEOUS.2

    LOMONITE, n. Laumonite, or di-prismatic zeolite.

    LOMP, n. A kind of roundish fish.

    LONDONISM, n. A mode of speaking peculiar to London.

    LONE, a.

    1. Solitary; retired; unfrequented; having no company.NWAD LONE.2

    And leave you in lone woods or empty walls.NWAD LONE.3

    2. Single; standing by itself; not having others in the neighborhood; as a lone house.NWAD LONE.4

    3. Single; unmarried, or in widowhood.NWAD LONE.5

    LONE, n. A lane. [Local.]


    1. Solitude; retirement; seclusion from company. He was weary of the loneliness of his habitation.NWAD LONELINESS.2

    2. Love of retirement; disposition to solitude.NWAD LONELINESS.3

    I see the mystery of your loneliness.NWAD LONELINESS.4

    LONELY, a.

    1. Solitary; retired; sequestered from company or neighbors; as a lonely situation; a lonely cell.NWAD LONELY.2

    2. Solitary; as the lonely traveler.NWAD LONELY.3

    3. Addicted to solitude or seclusion from company.NWAD LONELY.4

    LONENESS, n. Solitude; seclusion.

    LONESOME, a. Solitary; secluded from society.

    How horrid will these lonesome seats appear!NWAD LONESOME.2

    LONESOMENESS, n. The state of being solitary; solitude.

    LONG, a. [L. longus.]

    1. Extended; drawn out in a line, or in the direction of length; opposed to short, and contradistinguished from broad or wide. Long is a relative term; for a thing may be long in respect to one thing, and short with respect to another. We apply long to things greatly extended, and to things which exceed the common measure. we say, a long way, a long distance, a long line, and long hair, long arms. By the latter terms, we mean hair and arms exceeding the usual length.NWAD LONG.2

    2. Drawn out or extended in time; as a long time; a long period of time; a long while; a long series of events; a long sickness or confinement; a long session; a long debate.NWAD LONG.3

    3. Extended to any certain measure expressed; as a span long; a yard long; a mile long, that is, extended to the measure of a mile, etc.NWAD LONG.4

    4. Dilatory; continuing for an extended time.NWAD LONG.5

    5. Tedious; continued to a great length.NWAD LONG.6

    A tale should never be too long.NWAD LONG.7

    6. Continued in a series to a great extent; as a long succession of princes; a long line of ancestors.NWAD LONG.8

    7. Continued in sound; protracted; as a long note; a long syllable.NWAD LONG.9

    8. Continued; lingering or longing.NWAD LONG.10

    Praying for him, and casting a long look that way, he saw the galley leave the pursuit.NWAD LONG.11

    9. Extensive; extending far in prospect or into futurity.NWAD LONG.12

    The perennial existence of bodies corporate and their fortunes, are things particularly suited to a man who has long views.NWAD LONG.13

    Long home, the grave or death. Ecclesiastes 12:5.NWAD LONG.14

    LONG, n. Formerly, a musical note equal to two breves. Obs.

    LONG, adv.

    1. To a great extent in space; as a long extended line.NWAD LONG.17

    2. To a great extent in time; as, they that tarry long at the wine. Proverbs 23:30.NWAD LONG.18

    When the trumpet soundeth long. Exodus 19:13.NWAD LONG.19

    So in composition we say, long-expected, long-forgot.NWAD LONG.20

    3. At a point of duration far distant, either prior or posterior; as not long before; not long after; long before the foundation of Rome; long after the conquest of Gaul by Julius Cesar.NWAD LONG.21

    4. Through the whole extent or duration of.NWAD LONG.22

    The God who fed me all my life long to this day. Genesis 48:15.NWAD LONG.23

    The bird of dawning singeth all night long.NWAD LONG.24

    LONG, adv.

    By means of; by the fault of; owing to. Obs.NWAD LONG.26

    Mistress, all this evil is long of you.NWAD LONG.27

    LONG, v.t. To belong. [Not used.]

    LONG, v.i.

    1. To desire earnestly or eagerly.NWAD LONG.30

    I long to see you. Romans 1:11.NWAD LONG.31

    I have longed after thy precepts. Psalm 119:40.NWAD LONG.32

    I have longed for thy salvation. Psalm 119:174.NWAD LONG.33

    2. To have a preternatural craving appetite; as a longing woman.NWAD LONG.34

    3. To have an eager appetite; as, to long for fruit.NWAD LONG.35

    LONGANIMITY, n. [L. longanimitas; longus, long, and animus, mind.]

    Forbearance; patience; disposition to endure long under offenses.NWAD LONGANIMITY.2

    LONGBOAT, n. The largest and strongest boat belonging to a ship.

    LONGER, a. [comp. of long.] More long; of greater length; as a longer course.

    LONGER, adv. For a greater duration. This evil can be endured no longer.

    LONGEST, a. Of the greatest extent; as the longest line.

    LONGEST, adv. For the greatest continuance of time. They who live longest, are most convinced of the vanity of life.

    LONGEVAL, a. [L. longus and avum.] Long lived.

    LONGEVITY, n. [L. longavitas; longus, long, and avum, age.]

    Length or duration of life; more generally, great length of life.NWAD LONGEVITY.2

    The instances of longevity are chiefly among the abstemious.NWAD LONGEVITY.3

    LONGEVOUS, a. [L. longavus, supra.] Living a long time; of great age.

    LONG-HEADED, a. Having a great extent of thought.

    LONGIMANOUS, a. [L. longus, long, and manus, hand.] Having long hands.

    LONGIMETRY, n. [L. longus, long, and Gr. measure.]

    The art or practice of measuring distances or lengths, whether accessible or inaccessible.NWAD LONGIMETRY.2

    LONGING, ppr. Earnestly desiring; having a craving or preternatural appetite.

    LONGING, n. An eager desire; a craving or preternatural appetite.

    LONGINGLY, adv. With eager wishes or appetite.

    LONGINQUITY, n. [L. longinquitas.] Great distance.

    LONGISH, a. Somewhat long; moderately long.

    LONGITUDE, n. [L. longitudo, from longus, long.]

    1. Properly length; as the longitude of a room; but in this sense not now used. Appropriately, in geography,NWAD LONGITUDE.2

    2. The distance of any place on the globe from another place, eastward or westward; or the distance of any place from a given meridian. Boston, in Massachusetts, is situated in the 71st degree of longitude west from Greenwich. To be able to ascertain precisely the longitude of a ship at sea, is a great desideratum in navigation.NWAD LONGITUDE.3

    3. The longitude of a star, is its distance from the equinoctial points, or the beginning of Aries or Libra.NWAD LONGITUDE.4


    1. Pertaining to longitude or length; as longitudinal distance.NWAD LONGITUDINAL.2

    2. Extending in length; running lengthwise, as distinguished from transverse or across; as the longitudinal diameter of a body. The longitudinal suture of the head runs between the coronal and lamdoidal sutures.NWAD LONGITUDINAL.3

    LONGITUDINALLY, adv. In the direction of length.

    Some of the fibers of the human body are placed longitudinally, others transversely.NWAD LONGITUDINALLY.2

    LONGLEGGED, a. Having long legs.

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