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    TRANSHAPE, v.t. [trans and shape.] To transform. [Not in use.]

    TRANSHIP, v.t. [trans and ship.] To convey from one ship to another; a commercial word.

    TRANSHIPMENT, n. The act of transferring, as goods, from one ship to another.

    TRANSHIPPED, pp. Carried from one ship to another.

    TRANSHIPPING, ppr. Carrying from one ship to another.

    TRANSIENT, a. tran’shent. [L. transiens, transeo; trans and eo.]

    1. Passing; not stationary; hence, of short duration; not permanent; not lasting or durable. How transient are the pleasures of this life!NWAD TRANSIENT.2

    --Measur’d this transient world.NWAD TRANSIENT.3

    2. Hasty; momentary; imperfect; as a transient view of a landscape.NWAD TRANSIENT.4

    Transient person, a person that is passing or traveling through a place; one without a settled habitation.NWAD TRANSIENT.5

    TRANSIENTLY, adv. [supra.] In passage; for a short time; not with continuance.

    I touch here but transiently--on some few of those many rules of imitating nature, which Aristotle drew from Homer.NWAD TRANSIENTLY.2

    TRANSIENTNESS, n. [supra.] Shortness of continuance; speedy passage.

    TRANSILIENCE, TRANSILIENCY, n. [L. transiliens, transilio; trans and salio.]

    A leap from thing to thing. [Not much used.]NWAD TRANSILIENCE.2

    TRANSIT, n. [L. transitus, from transeo.]

    1. A passing; a passing over or through; conveyance; as the transit of goods through a country.NWAD TRANSIT.2

    2. In astronomy, the passing of one heavenly body over the disk of another and larger. I witnessed the transit of Venus over the sun’s disk, June 3, 1769. When a smaller body passes behind a larger, it is said to suffer an occultation.NWAD TRANSIT.3

    3. The passage of one heavenly body over the meridian of another.NWAD TRANSIT.4

    TRANSIT, v.t. To pass over the disk of a heavenly body.

    TRANSIT-DUTY, n. A duty paid on goods that pass through a country.

    TRANSITION, n. transizh’on. [L. transitio.] Passage from one place or state to another; change; as the transition of the weather form hot to cold. Sudden transitions are sometimes attended with evil effects.

    The spots are of the same color throughout, there being an immediate transition from white to black.NWAD TRANSITION.2

    1. In rhetoric, a passing from one subject to another. This should be done by means of some connection in the parts of the discourse, so as to appear natural and easy.NWAD TRANSITION.3

    He with transition sweet new speech resumes.NWAD TRANSITION.4

    2. In music, a change of key from major to minor, or the contrary; or in short, a change from any one genus or key to another; also, the softening of a disjunct interval by the introduction of intermediate sounds.NWAD TRANSITION.5

    Transition rocks, in geology, rocks supposed to have been formed when the world was passing from an uninhabitable to a habitable state. These rocks contain few organic remains, and when they occur with others, lie immediately over those which contain none, and which are considered as primitive.NWAD TRANSITION.6

    TRANSITIVE, a. Having the power of passing.

    1. In grammar, a transitive verb is one which is or may be followed by an object; a verb expressing an action which passes from the agent to an object, from the subject which does, to the object on which it is done. Thus, “Cicero wrote letters to Atticus.” In this sentence, the act of writing, performed by Cicero, the agent, terminates on letters, the object. All verbs not passive, may be arranged in two classes, transitive and intransitive. In English, this division is correct and complete.NWAD TRANSITIVE.2

    TRANSITORILY, adv. [See Transitory.] With short continuance.

    TRANSITORINESS, n. A passing with short continuance; speedy departure or evanescence. Who is not convinced of the transitoriness of all sublunary happiness?

    TRANSITORY, a. [L. transitorius.] Passing without continuance; continuing a short time; fleeting; speedily vanishing.

    O Lord, comfort and succor all them who, in this transitory life, are in trouble.NWAD TRANSITORY.2

    1. In law, a transitory action, is one which may be brought in any county, as actions for debt, detinue, slander and the like. It is opposed to local.NWAD TRANSITORY.3

    TRANSLATABLE, a. [from translate.] Capable of being translated or rendered into another language.

    TRANSLATE, v.t. [L. translatus, from transfero; trans, over, and fero, to bear.]

    1. To bear, carry or remove from one place to another. It is applied to the removal of a bishop from one see to another.NWAD TRANSLATE.2

    The bishop of Rochester, when the king would have translated him to a better bishoprick, refused.NWAD TRANSLATE.3

    2. To remove or convey to heaven, as a human being, without death.NWAD TRANSLATE.4

    By faith Enoch was translated, that he should not see death. Hebrews 11:5.NWAD TRANSLATE.5

    3. To transfer; to convey from one to another. 2 Samuel 3:10.NWAD TRANSLATE.6

    4. To cause to remove from one part of the body to another; as, to translate a disease.NWAD TRANSLATE.7

    5. To change.NWAD TRANSLATE.8

    Happy is your grace,NWAD TRANSLATE.9

    That can translate the stubbornness of fortuneNWAD TRANSLATE.10

    Into so quiet and so sweet a style.NWAD TRANSLATE.11

    6. To interpret; to render into another language; to express the sense of one language in the words of another. The Old Testament was translated into the Greek language more than two hundred years before Christ. The Scriptures are now translated into most of the languages of Europe and Asia.NWAD TRANSLATE.12

    7. To explain.NWAD TRANSLATE.13

    TRANSLATED, pp. Conveyed from one place to another; removed to heaven without dying; rendered into another language.

    TRANSLATING, ppr. Conveying or removing from one place to another; conveying to heaven without dying; interpreting in another language.

    TRANSLATION, n. [L. translatio.]

    1. The act of removing or conveying from one place to another; removal; as the translation of a disease from the foot to the breast.NWAD TRANSLATION.2

    2. The removal of a bishop from one see to another.NWAD TRANSLATION.3

    3. The removal of a person to heaven without subjecting him to death.NWAD TRANSLATION.4

    4. The act of turning into another language; interpretation; as the translation of Virgil or Homer.NWAD TRANSLATION.5

    5. That which is produced by turning into another language; a version. We have a good translation of the Scriptures.NWAD TRANSLATION.6

    TRANSLATIVE, a. Taken from others.

    TRANSLATOR, n. One who renders into another language; one who expresses the sense of words in one language by equivalent words in another.

    TRANSLATORY, a. Transferring; serving to translate.

    TRANSLATRESS, n. A female translator.

    TRANSLOCATION, n. [L. trans and locatio, loco.] Removal of things reciprocally to each others’ places; or rather substitution of one thing for another.

    There happened certain translocations of animal and vegetable substances at the deluge.NWAD TRANSLOCATION.2

    TRANSLUCENCY, n. [L. translucens; trans, through, and luceo, to shine.]

    1. The property of admitting rays of light to pass through, but not so as to render objects distinguishable.NWAD TRANSLUCENCY.2

    2. Transparency.NWAD TRANSLUCENCY.3

    TRANSLUCENT, a. In mineralogy, transmitting rays of light, but not so as to render objects distinctly visible.

    1. Transparent; clear.NWAD TRANSLUCENT.2

    Replenish’d from the cool translucent springs.NWAD TRANSLUCENT.3

    TRANSLUCID, a. [L. translucidus, supra.]

    Transparent; clear. [See Translucent.]NWAD TRANSLUCID.2

    TRANSMARINE, a. [L. transmarinus; trans and marinus; mare, sea.]

    Lying or being beyond the sea.NWAD TRANSMARINE.2

    TRANSMEW, v.t. [L. transmuto.] To transmute; to transform; to metamorphose. [Not in use.]

    TRANSMIGRANT, a. [See Transmigrate.] Migrating; passing into another country or state for residence, or into another form or body.

    TRANSMIGRANT, n. One who migrates or leaves his own country and passes into another for settlement.

    1. One who passes into another state or body.NWAD TRANSMIGRANT.3

    TRANSMIGRATE, v.i. [L. transmigro; trans and migro, to migrate.]

    1. To migrate; to pass from one country or jurisdiction to another for the purpose of residing in it; as men or families.NWAD TRANSMIGRATE.2

    2. To pass from one body into another.NWAD TRANSMIGRATE.3

    Their souls may transmigrate into each other.NWAD TRANSMIGRATE.4

    TRANSMIGRATING, ppr. Passing from one country, state or body into another.

    TRANSMIGRATION, n. The passing of men from one country to another for the purpose of residence, particularly of a whole people.

    1. The passing of a thing into another state, as of one substance into another.NWAD TRANSMIGRATION.2

    2. The passing of the soul into another body, according to the opinion of Pythagoras.NWAD TRANSMIGRATION.3

    TRANSMIGRATOR, n. One who transmigrates.

    TRANSMIGRATORY, a. Passing from one place, body or state to another.

    TRANSMISSIBILITY, n. [from transmissible.] The quality of being transmissible.

    TRANSMISSIBLE, a. [See Transmit.]

    1. That may be transmitted or passed from one to another.NWAD TRANSMISSIBLE.2

    2. That may be transmitted through a transparent body.NWAD TRANSMISSIBLE.3

    TRANSMISSION, n. [L. transmissio.]

    1. The act of sending from one place or person to another; as the transmission of letters, writings, papers, news and the like, from one country to another; or the transmission of rights, titles or privileges from father to son, and from one generation to another.NWAD TRANSMISSION.2

    2. The passing of a substance through any body, as of light through glass.NWAD TRANSMISSION.3

    TRANSMISSIVE, a. Transmitted; derived from one to another.

    Itself a sun, it with transmissive lightNWAD TRANSMISSIVE.2

    Enlivens worlds denied to human sight.NWAD TRANSMISSIVE.3

    TRANSMIT, v.t. [L. transmitto; trans and mitto, to send.]

    1. To send from one person or place to another; as, to transmit a letter or a memorial; to transmit dispatches; to transmit money or bills of exchange from one city or country to another. Light is transmitted from the sun to the earth; sound is transmitted by means of vibrations of the air. Our civil and religious privileges have been transmitted to us from our ancestors; and it is our duty to transmit them to our children.NWAD TRANSMIT.2

    2. To suffer to pass through; as, glass transmits light; metals transmit electricity.NWAD TRANSMIT.3

    TRANSMITTAL, n. Transmission.

    TRANSMITTED, pp. Sent from one person or place to another; caused or suffered to pass through.

    TRANSMITTER, n. One who transmits.

    TRANSMITTIBLE, a. That may be transmitted.

    TRANSMITTING, ppr. Sending from one person or place to another; suffering to pass through.

    TRANSMUTABILITY, n. [See Transmute.] Susceptibility of change into another nature or substance.

    TRANSMUTABLE, a. [from transmute.] Capable of being changed into a different substance, or into something of a different form or nature.

    The fluids and solids of an animal body are transmutable into one another.NWAD TRANSMUTABLE.2

    TRANSMUTABLY, adv. With capacity of being changed into another substance or nature.

    TRANSMUTATION, n. [L. transmutatio.]

    1. The change of any thing into another substance, or into something of a different nature. For a long time, the transmutation of base metals into gold was deemed practicable, but nature proved refractory, and the alchimists were frustrated.NWAD TRANSMUTATION.2

    2. In chimistry, the transmutation of one substance into another is very easy and common, as of water into gas or vapor, and of gases into water.NWAD TRANSMUTATION.3

    3. In geometry, the change or reduction of one figure or body into another of the same area or solidity, but of a different form; as of a triangle into a square.NWAD TRANSMUTATION.4

    4. The change of colors, as in the case of a decoction of the nephritic wood.NWAD TRANSMUTATION.5

    5. In the vegetable economy, the change of a plant into another form; as of wheat into chess, according to the popular opinion. [See Chess.]NWAD TRANSMUTATION.6

    TRANSMUTE, v.t. [L. transmuto; trans and muto, to change.]

    To change from one nature or substance into another. Water may be transmuted into ice, and ice into water; the juices of plants are transmuted into solid substances; but human skill has not been able to transmute lead or copper into gold.NWAD TRANSMUTE.2

    A holy conscience sublimates every thing; it transmutes the common affairs of life into acts of solemn worship to God.NWAD TRANSMUTE.3

    The caresses of parents and the blandishments of friends, transmute us into idols.NWAD TRANSMUTE.4

    TRANSMUTED, pp. Changed into another substance or nature.

    TRANSMUTER, n. One that transmutes.

    TRANSMUTING, ppr. Changing or transforming into another nature or substance.

    TRANSOM, n. [L. transenna, from trans, over, across.]

    1. A beam or timber extended across the stern-post of a ship, to strengthen the aft-part and give it due form.NWAD TRANSOM.2

    2. In architecture, the piece that is framed across a double light window; or a lintel over a door; the vane of a cross-staff.NWAD TRANSOM.3

    TRANSPADANE, a. [L. trans and Padus, the river Po.]

    Being beyond the river Po.NWAD TRANSPADANE.2

    TRANSPARENCY, n. [See Transparent.] That state or property of a body by which it suffers rays of light to pass through it, so that objects can be distinctly seen through it; diaphaneity. This is a property of glass, water and air, which when clear, admit the free passage of light. Transparency is opposed to opakeness.

    TRANSPARENT, a. [L. trans and pareo, to appear.]

    1. Having the property of transmitting rays of light so that bodies can be distinctly seen through; pervious to light; diaphanous; pellucid; as transparent glass; a transparent diamond; opposed to opake.NWAD TRANSPARENT.2

    2. Admitting the passage of light; open porous; as a transparent vail.NWAD TRANSPARENT.3

    TRANSPARENTLY, adv. Clearly; so as to be seen through.

    TRANSPARENTNESS, n. The quality of being transparent; transparency.

    TRANSPASS, v.t. [trans and pass.] To pass over. [Not in use.]

    TRANSP`ASS, v.i. To pass by or away. [Not in use.]

    TRANSPICUOUS, a. [L. trans and specio, to see.] Transparent; pervious to the sight.

    The wide transpicuous air.NWAD TRANSPICUOUS.2

    TRANSPIERCE, v.t. transpers’. To pierce through; to penetrate; to permeate; to pass through.

    His forceful spear the sides transpierc’d.NWAD TRANSPIERCE.2

    TRANSPIERCED, pp. transpers’ed. Pierced through; penetrated.

    TRANSPIERCING, ppr. transpers’ing. Penetrating; passing through.

    TRANSPIRABLE, a. Capable of being emitted through pores.

    TRANSPIRATION, n. The act or process of passing off through the pores of the skin; cutaneous exhalation; as the transpiration of obstructed fluids.

    TRANSPIRE, v.t. [L. transpiro; trans and spiro.] To emit through the pores of the skin; to send off in vapor.

    TRANSPIRE, v.i. To be emitted through the pores of the skin; to exhale; to pass off in insensible perspiration; as, fluids transpire from the human body.

    1. To escape from secrecy; to become public. The proceedings of the council have not yet transpired.NWAD TRANSPIRE.3

    2. To happen or come to pass.NWAD TRANSPIRE.4

    TRANSPIRING, ppr. Exhaling; passing off in insensible perspiration; becoming public.

    TRANSPLACE, v.t. [trans and place.] To remove; to put in a new place.

    It was transplaced from the left side of the Vatican to a more eminent place. [Little used.]NWAD TRANSPLACE.2

    TRANSPLANT, v.t. [L. planto.]

    1. To remove and plant in another place; as, to transplant trees.NWAD TRANSPLANT.2

    2. To remove and settle or establish for residence in another place; as, to transplant inhabitants. Salmaneser transplanted the Cuthites to Samaria.NWAD TRANSPLANT.3

    3. To remove.NWAD TRANSPLANT.4

    TRANSPLANTATION, n. The act of transplanting; the removal of a plant or of a settled inhabitant to a different place for growth or residence.

    1. Removal; conveyance form one to another. Formerly men believed in the transplantation of diseases.NWAD TRANSPLANTATION.2

    TRANSPLANTED, pp. Removed and planted or settled in another place.

    TRANSPLANTER, n. One who transplants.

    1. A machine for transplanting trees.NWAD TRANSPLANTER.2

    TRANSPLANTING, ppr. Removing and planting or settling in another place.

    TRANSPLENDENCY, n. [L. trans and splendens. See Splendor.]

    Supereminent splendor.NWAD TRANSPLENDENCY.2

    TRANSPLENDENT, a. Resplendent in the highest degree.

    TRANSPLENDENTLY, adv. With eminent splendor.

    TRANSPORT, v.t. [L. transporto; trans and porto, to carry.]

    1. To carry or convey from one place to another, either by means of beasts or vehicles on land, or by ships in water, or by balloons in air; as, to transport the baggage of an army; to transport goods from one country to another; to transport troops over a river.NWAD TRANSPORT.2

    2. To carry into banishment, as a criminal. Criminals are transported as a punishment for their crimes, which often amounts to banishment.NWAD TRANSPORT.3

    3. To hurry or carry away by violence of passion.NWAD TRANSPORT.4

    They laugh as if transported with some fit of passion.NWAD TRANSPORT.5

    4. To ravish with pleasure; to bear away the soul in ecstasy; as, to be transported with joy.NWAD TRANSPORT.6

    5. To remove from one place to another, as a ship by means of hawsers and anchors.NWAD TRANSPORT.7

    TRANSPORT, n. Transportation; carriage; conveyance.

    The Romans stipulated with the Carthaginians to furnish them with ships for transport and war.NWAD TRANSPORT.9

    1. A ship or vessel employed for carrying soldiers, warlike stores or provisions from one place to another, or to convey convicts to the place of their destination.NWAD TRANSPORT.10

    2. Rapture; ecstasy. The news of victory was received with transports of joy.NWAD TRANSPORT.11

    3. A convict transported or sentenced to exile.NWAD TRANSPORT.12

    TRANSPORTABLE, a. That may be transported.

    TRANSPORTANCE, n. Conveyance. [Not in use.]

    TRANSPORTATION, n. The act of carrying or conveying from one place to another, either on beasts or in vehicles, by land or water, or in air. Goods in Asia are transported on camels; in Europe and America, either on beasts or on carriages or sleds. But transportation by water is the great means of commercial intercourse.

    1. Banishment for felony.NWAD TRANSPORTATION.2

    2. Transmission; conveyance.NWAD TRANSPORTATION.3

    3. Transport; ecstasy. [Little used.]NWAD TRANSPORTATION.4

    4. Removal from one country to another; as the transportation of plants.NWAD TRANSPORTATION.5

    TRANSPORTED, pp. Carried; conveyed; removed; ravished with delight.

    TRANSPORTEDLY, adv. In a state of rapture.

    TRANSPORTEDNESS, n. A state of rapture.

    TRANSPORTER, n. One who transports or removes.

    TRANSPORTING, ppr. Conveying or carrying from one place to another; removing; banishing for a crime.

    1. a. Ravishing with delight; bearing away the soul in pleasure; extatic; as transporting joy.NWAD TRANSPORTING.2

    TRANSPORTMENT, n. Transportation. [Little used.]

    TRANSPOSAL, n. transpo’zal. [from transpose.] The act of changing the places of things, and putting each in the place which was before occupied by the other.

    TRANSPOSE, v.t. transpo’ze.

    1. To change the place or order of things by putting each in the place of the other; as, to transpose letters, words or propositions.NWAD TRANSPOSE.2

    2. To put out of place.NWAD TRANSPOSE.3

    3. In algebra, to bring any term of an equation over to the other side. Thus if a+b=c, and we make a=c-b, then b is said to be transposed.NWAD TRANSPOSE.4

    4. In grammar, to change the natural order of words.NWAD TRANSPOSE.5

    5. In music, to change the key.NWAD TRANSPOSE.6

    TRANSPOSED, pp. Being changed in place and one put in the place of the other.

    TRANSPOSING, ppr. Changing the place of things and putting each in the place of the other.

    1. Bringing any term of an equation over to the other side.NWAD TRANSPOSING.2

    2. Changing the natural order of words.NWAD TRANSPOSING.3

    TRANSPOSITION, n. [L. transpositio.]

    1. A changing of the places of things and putting each in the place before occupied by the other; as the transposition of words in a sentence.NWAD TRANSPOSITION.2

    2. The state of being reciprocally changed in place.NWAD TRANSPOSITION.3

    3. In algebra, the bringing of any term of an equation to the other side.NWAD TRANSPOSITION.4

    4. In grammar, a change of the natural order of words in a sentence. The Latin and Greek languages admit transposition without inconvenience, to a much greater extent than the English.NWAD TRANSPOSITION.5

    5. In music, a change in the composition, either in the transcript or the performance, by which the whole is removed into another key.NWAD TRANSPOSITION.6

    TRANSPOSITIONAL, a. Pertaining to transposition.

    TRANSPOSITIVE, a. Made by transposing; consisting in transposition.

    TRANSUBSTANTIATE, v.t. To change to another substance; as, to transubstantiate the sacramental elements, bread and wine, into the flesh and blood of Christ, according to the popish doctrine.

    TRANSUBSTANTIATION, n. Change of substance. In the Romish theology, the supposed conversion of the bread and wine in the eucharist, into the body and blood of Christ.

    TRANSUBSTANTIATOR, n. One who maintains the popish doctrine of transubstantiation.

    TRANSUDATION, n. [from transude.] The act or process of passing off through the pores of a substance; as sweat or other fluid.

    TRANSUDATORY, a. Passing by transudation.

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