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    WALLERITE, n. A mineral, or variety of clay, found in small compact masses of the size of a nut, white and opake, or yellowish and translucent.

    WALLET, n.

    1. A bag for carrying the necessaries for a journey or march; a knapsack.NWAD WALLET.2

    2. Any thing protuberant and swagging; as wallets of flesh.NWAD WALLET.3

    WALLING, ppr. Inclosing or fortifying with a wall.

    WALLING, n. Walls in general; materials for walls.

    WALLOP, v.i. [See Well.] To boil with a continued bubbling or heaving and rolling of the liquor, with noise.

    WALLOPING, ppr. Boiling with a heaving and noise.

    WALLOW, v.i. [L., G. This verb seems to be connected with well, walk, etc.]

    1. To roll ones body on the earth, in mire, or on other substance; to tumble and roll in water. Swine wallow in the mire.NWAD WALLOW.2

    2. To move heavily and clumsily.NWAD WALLOW.3

    Part huge of bulk, wallowing unwieldy, enormous in their gait, tempest the ocean. [Unusual.]NWAD WALLOW.4

    3. To live in filth or gross vice; as man wallowing in his native impurity.NWAD WALLOW.5

    WALLOW, v.t. To roll ones body.

    Wallow thyself in ashes. Jeremiah 6:26.NWAD WALLOW.7

    WALLOW, n. A kind of rolling walk.

    WALLOWER, n. One that rolls in mire.

    WALLOWING, ppr. Rolling the body on any thing.

    WALNUT, n. A tree and its fruit, of the genus Juglans. The black walnut, so called, grows in America, and is indigenous in the southern and middle states, as far north as the Hudson. That is said to be the limit of tis indigenous growth, gut when transplanted, it grows well in the eastern states. In America there are several species of hickory nut, called by this name.

    WALRUS, n. [G., a whale, a horse.] The morse or sea horse, an animal of the northern seas, of the genus Trichechus.

    WALTRON, n. Another name of the walrus.

    WALTZ, n. [G., to roll.] A modern dance and tune, the measure of whose music is triple; three quavers in a bar.

    WAMBLE, v.i. To be disturbed with nausea; as a wambling stomach. [Vulgar.]

    WAMBLE-CROPPED, a. Sick at the stomach. [Vulgar.]

    WAMPEE, n. A plant, a species of Arum.

    WAMPUM, n. Shells or strings of shells, used by the American Indians as money or a medium of commerce. These strings of shells when united, form a broad belt, which is worn as an ornament or girdle. It is sometimes called wampumpeague, and wompeague, or wampampeague, of which wampum seems to be a contraction.

    WAN, a. Pale; having a sickly hue; languid of look.

    Sad to view, his visage pale and wan.NWAD WAN.2

    Why so pale and wan, fond lover?NWAD WAN.3

    WAN, for won; pret. of win.

    WAND, n.

    1. A small stick; a rod. If a child runs away, a few strokes of a wand will bring him back.NWAD WAND.2

    2. A staff of authority; as a silver wand.NWAD WAND.3

    3. A rod used by conjurers or diviners.NWAD WAND.4

    Picus bore a buckler in his hand, his other wavd a long diving in wand.NWAD WAND.5

    WANDER, v.i. [G., to wander, to walk, to change, exchange or transform.]

    1. To rove; to ramble here and there without any certain course or object in view; as, to wander over the fields; to wander about the town, or about the country. Men may sometimes wander for amusement or exercise. Persons sometimes wander because they have no home and are wretched, and sometimes because they have no occupation.NWAD WANDER.2

    They wandered about in sheep-skins and goat-skins. Hebrews 11:37.NWAD WANDER.3

    He wandereth abroad for bread. Job 15:23.NWAD WANDER.4

    He was wandering in the field. Genesis 37:15.NWAD WANDER.5

    2. To leave home; to depart; to migrate.NWAD WANDER.6

    When God caused me to wander from my fathers house-- Genesis 20:13.NWAD WANDER.7

    3. To depart from the subject in discussion; as, to wander from the point.NWAD WANDER.8

    4. In a moral sense, to stray; to deviate; to depart from duty or rectitude.NWAD WANDER.9

    O let me not wander from they commandments. Psalm 119:10.NWAD WANDER.10

    5. To be delirious; not to be under the guidance of reason; as, the mind wanders.NWAD WANDER.11

    WANDER, v.t. To travel over without a certain course.

    Wandring many a famous realm. [Elliptical.]NWAD WANDER.13

    WANDERER, n. A rambler; one that roves; one that deviates from duty.

    WANDERING, ppr. Roving; rambling; deviating from duty.


    1. Peregrination; a traveling without a settled course.NWAD WANDERING.3

    2. Aberration; mistaken way; deviation from rectitude; as a wandering from duty.NWAD WANDERING.4

    3. A roving of the mind or thoughts from the point or business in which one ought to be engaged.NWAD WANDERING.5

    4. The roving of the mind in a dream.NWAD WANDERING.6

    5. The roving of the mind in delirium.NWAD WANDERING.7

    6. Uncertainty; want of being fixed.NWAD WANDERING.8

    WANDERINGLY, adv. In a wandering or unsteady manner.

    WANDEROO, n. A baboon of Ceylon and Malabar.

    WANE, v.i.

    1. To be diminished; to decrease; particularly applied to the illuminated part of the moon. WE say, the moon wanes, that is, the visible or illuminated part decreases.NWAD WANE.2

    Waning moons their settled periods keep.NWAD WANE.3

    2. To decline; to fail; to sink; as the waning age of life.NWAD WANE.4

    You saw but sorrow in its waning form.NWAD WANE.5

    Land and trade ever will wax and wane together.NWAD WANE.6

    WANE, v.t. To cause to decrease.

    WANE, n.

    1. Decrease of the illuminated part of the moon, to the eye of a spectator.NWAD WANE.9

    2. Decline; failure; diminution; decrease; declension.NWAD WANE.10

    You are cast upon an age in which the church is in its wane.NWAD WANE.11

    WANG, n.

    1. The jaw, jaw-bone or cheek bone. [Little used or vulgar.]NWAD WANG.2

    2. The latchet of a shoe. [Not in use.]NWAD WANG.3

    WANG-TOOTH, n. A jaw-tooth.

    WANHOPE, n. Want of hope. [Not used.]

    WANHORN, n. A plant of the genus Kaempferia.

    WANING, ppr. Decreasing; failing; declining.

    WANLY, adv. In a pale manner; palely.

    WANNED, a. Made wan or pale.

    WANNESS, n. Paleness; a sallow, dead, pale color; as the wanness of the cheeks after a fever.

    WANNISH, a. Somewhat wan; of a pale hue.

    WANT, n.

    1. Deficiency; defect; the absence of that which is necessary or useful; as a want of power or knowledge for any purpose; want of food and clothing. The want of money is a common want. 2 Corinthians 8:14; 2 Corinthians 9:12.NWAD WANT.2

    From having wishes in consequence of our wants, we often feel wants in consequence of our wishes.NWAD WANT.3

    2. Need; necessity; the effect of deficiency.NWAD WANT.4

    Pride is as loud a beggar as want, and more saucy.NWAD WANT.5

    3. Poverty; penury; indigence.NWAD WANT.6

    Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches as to conceive how others can be in want.NWAD WANT.7

    4. The state of not having. I cannot write a letter at present for want of time.NWAD WANT.8

    5. That which is not possessed, but is desired or necessary for use or pleasure.NWAD WANT.9

    Habitual superfluities become actual wants.NWAD WANT.10

    6. A mole.NWAD WANT.11

    WANT, v.t. waunt.

    1. To be destitute; to be deficient in; not to have; a word of general application; as, to want knowledge; to want judgment; to want learning; to want food and clothing; to want money.NWAD WANT.13

    2. To be defective or deficient in. Timber may want strength or solidity to answer its purpose.NWAD WANT.14

    3. To fall short; not to contain or have. The sum want a dollar of the amount of debt.NWAD WANT.15

    Nor think, though men were none, that heaven would want spectators, God want praise.NWAD WANT.16

    4. To be without.NWAD WANT.17

    The unhappy never want enemies.NWAD WANT.18

    5. To need; to have occasion for, as useful, proper or requisite. Our manners want correction. In winter we want a fire; in summer we want cooling breezes. We all want more public spirit and more virtue.NWAD WANT.19

    6. To wish for; to desire. Every man wants a little pre-eminence over his neighbor. Many want that which they cannot obtain, and which if they could obtain, would certainly ruin them.NWAD WANT.20

    What wants my son?NWAD WANT.21

    WANT, v.i. waunt.

    1. To be deficient; not to be sufficient.NWAD WANT.23

    As in bodies, thus in souls, we find what wants in blood and spirits, swelld with wind.NWAD WANT.24

    2. To fail; to be deficient; to be lacking.NWAD WANT.25

    No time shall find me wanting to my truth.NWAD WANT.26

    3. To be missed; not to be present. The jury was full, wanting one.NWAD WANT.27

    4. To fall short; to be lacking.NWAD WANT.28

    Twelve, wanting one, he slew.NWAD WANT.29

    WANTAGE, n. Deficiency; that which is wanting.

    WANTED, pp. Needed; desired.

    WANTING, ppr.

    1. Needing; lacking; desiring.NWAD WANTING.2

    2. a. Absent; deficient. One of the twelve is wanting. We have the means, but the application is wanting.NWAD WANTING.3

    3. Slack; deficient. I shall not be wanting in exertion.NWAD WANTING.4

    WANTLESS, a. Having no want; abundant; fruitful.

    WANTON, a.

    1. Wandering or roving in gaiety or sport; sportive; frolicsome; darting aside, or one way and the other. Wanton boys kill flies for sport.NWAD WANTON.2

    Not a wild and wanton herd.NWAD WANTON.3

    2. Moving or flying loosely; playing in the wind.NWAD WANTON.4

    She her unadorned golden tresses wore disheveld, but in wanton ringlets wavd.NWAD WANTON.5

    3. Wandering from moral rectitude; licentious; dissolute; indulging in sensuality without restraint; as men grown wanton by prosperity.NWAD WANTON.6

    My plenteous joys, wanton in fullness--NWAD WANTON.7

    4. More appropriately, deviating from the rules of chastity; lewd; lustful; lascivious; libidinous.NWAD WANTON.8

    Thou art froward by nature, enemy to peace, lascivious wanton.NWAD WANTON.9

    Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton. James 5:5.NWAD WANTON.10

    5. Disposed to unchastity; indicating wantonness. Isaiah 3:16.NWAD WANTON.11

    6. Loose; unrestrained; running to excess.NWAD WANTON.12

    How does your tongue grow wanton in her praise!NWAD WANTON.13

    7. Luxuriant; overgrown.NWAD WANTON.14

    What we by day lop overgrown, one night or two with wanton growth derides, tending to wild.NWAD WANTON.15

    8. Extravagant; as wanton dress.NWAD WANTON.16

    9. Not regular; not turned or formed with regularity.NWAD WANTON.17

    The quaint mazes in the wanton green.NWAD WANTON.18

    WANTON, n.

    1. A lewd person; a lascivious man or woman.NWAD WANTON.20

    2. A trifler; an insignificant flutterer.NWAD WANTON.21

    3. A word of slight endearment.NWAD WANTON.22

    Peace, my wanton-- [Little used.]NWAD WANTON.23

    WANTON, v.t.

    1. To rove and ramble without restraint, rule or limit; to revel; to play loosely.NWAD WANTON.25

    Nature here wantond as in her prime.NWAD WANTON.26

    Her golden tresses wanton in the wind.NWAD WANTON.27

    2. To ramble in lewdness; to play lasciviously.NWAD WANTON.28

    3. To move briskly and irregularly.NWAD WANTON.29

    WANTONING, ppr. Roving; flying loosely; playing without restraint; indulging in licentiousness.

    WANTONIZE, v.i. To behave wantonly. [Not in use.]

    WANTONLY, adv. Loosely; without regularity or restraint; sportively; gayly; playfully; lasciviously.


    1. Sportiveness; gaiety; frolicsomeness; waggery.NWAD WANTONNESS.2

    --As sad as night, only for wantonness.NWAD WANTONNESS.3

    2. Licentiousness; negligence of restraint.NWAD WANTONNESS.4

    The tumults threatened to abuse all acts of grace, and turn them into wantonness.NWAD WANTONNESS.5

    3. Lasciviousness; lewdness. Romans 13:13; 2 Peter 2:18.NWAD WANTONNESS.6

    WANT-WIT, n. [want and wit.] One destitute of wit or sense; a fool. [Not in much use.]

    WANTY, n. A broad strap of leather, used for binding a load upon the back of a beast. [Local.]

    WAPACUT, n. The spotted owl of Hudsons bay.

    WAPED, a. [L., to strike, and awhap, whap, which the common people in New England use, and pronounce whop.] Dejected; cast down; crushed by misery. [Not in use.]

    WAPENTAKE, WAPENTAC, n. [See Touch. This name had its origin in a custom of touching lances or spears when the hundreder or chief entered on his office.] In some northern counties of England, a division or district, answering to the hundred or cantred in other counties. The name was first given to the meeting, supra.

    WAPP, n. In a ship, the rope with which the shrouds are set taught in wale-knots.

    WAPPE, n. A species of cur, said to be so called from his voice. His only use is to alarm the family by barking when any person approaches the house.

    WAPPER, n. A fish; a name given to the smaller species of the river gudgeon.

    WAR, n. [G., to perplex, embroil, disturb. The primary sense of the root is to strive, struggle, urge, drive, or to turn, to twist.]

    1. A contest between nations or states, carried on by force, either for defense, or for revenging insults and redressing wrongs, for the extension of commerce or acquisition of territory, or for obtaining and establishing the superiority and dominion of one over the other. These objects are accomplished by the slaughter or capture of troops, and the capture and destruction of ships, towns and property. Among rude nations, war is often waged and carried on for plunder. As war is the contest of nations or states, it always implies that such contest is authorized by the monarch or the sovereign power of the nation. When war is commenced by attacking a nation in peace, it si called an offensive war, and such attack is aggressive. When war is undertaken to repel invasion or the attacks of an enemy, it is called defensive, and a defensive war is considered as justifiable. Very few of the wars that have desolated nations and deluged the earth with blood, have been justifiable. Happy would it be for mankind, if the prevalence of Christian principles might ultimately extinguish the spirit of war, and if the ambition to be great, might yield to the ambition of being good.NWAD WAR.2

    Preparation for war is sometimes the best security for peace.NWAD WAR.3

    2. In poetical language, instruments of war.NWAD WAR.4

    His complement of stores, and total war.NWAD WAR.5

    3. Poetically, forces; army.NWAD WAR.6

    Oer the embattled ranks the waves return, and overwhelm their war.NWAD WAR.7

    4. The profession of arms; art of war; as a fierce man of war. Isaiah 2:4.NWAD WAR.8

    5. Hostility; state of opposition or contest; act of opposition.NWAD WAR.9

    6. Enmity; disposition to contention.NWAD WAR.10

    The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart. Psalm 55:21.NWAD WAR.11

    Man of war, in naval affairs, a ship of large size, armed and equipped for attack or defense.NWAD WAR.12

    Holy war, a crusade; a war undertaken to deliver the Holy Land, or Judea, from infidels. These holy wars were carried on by most unholy means.NWAD WAR.13

    WAR, v.i.

    1. To make war; to invade or attack a nation or state with force of arms; to carry on hostilities; or to be in a state of contest by violence.NWAD WAR.15

    He teacheth my hands to war. 2 Samuel 22:35.NWAD WAR.16

    And they warred against the Midianites. Numbers 31:7.NWAD WAR.17

    Why should I war without the walls of Troy?NWAD WAR.18

    2. To contend; to strive violently; to be in a state of opposition.NWAD WAR.19

    Lusts which war against the soul. 1 Peter 2:11.NWAD WAR.20

    WAR, v.t.

    1. To make war upon; as, to war the Scot. [Not used.]NWAD WAR.22

    2. To carry on a contest.NWAD WAR.23

    That thou mightest war a good warfare. 1 Timothy 1:18.NWAD WAR.24

    WAR-BEAT, WAR-BEATEN, a. [war and beat.] Worn down in war.

    WARBLE, v.t. [G., to turn, whirl, warble; a whirl, a vortex; a turning bone or joint, L.]

    1. To quaver a sound or the voice; to modulate with turns or variations. Certain birds are remarkable for warbling their songs.NWAD WARBLE.2

    2. To cause to quaver.NWAD WARBLE.3

    And touch the warbled string.NWAD WARBLE.4

    3. To utter musically; to be modulated.NWAD WARBLE.5

    If she be right invokd with warbled song.NWAD WARBLE.6

    Warbling sweet the nuptial lay.NWAD WARBLE.7

    WARBLE, v.i.

    1. To be quavered or modulated.NWAD WARBLE.9

    Such strains neer warble in the linnets throat.NWAD WARBLE.10

    2. To be uttered melodiously; as warbling lays.NWAD WARBLE.11

    For warbling notes from inward cheering flow.NWAD WARBLE.12

    3. To sing.NWAD WARBLE.13

    Birds on the branches warbling.NWAD WARBLE.14

    WARBLED, pp. Quavered; modulated; uttered musically.

    WARBLER, n.

    1. A singer; a songster; used of birds.NWAD WARBLER.2

    In lulling strains the fetherd warblers woo.NWAD WARBLER.3

    2. The common name of a genus of small birds (Sylvia,) comprising most of the small woodland songsters of Europe and North America. They feed on insects and are very lively and active. The blue-bird is a species of the genus.NWAD WARBLER.4

    WARBLES, n. In farriery, small hard tumors on the backs of horses, occasioned by the heat of the saddle in traveling, or by the uneasiness of its situation; also, small tumors produced by the larvas of the gad fly, in the backs of horses, cattle, etc.

    WARBLING, ppr.

    1. Quavering the voice; modulating notes; singing.NWAD WARBLING.2

    2. a. Filled with musical notes; as the warbling glade.NWAD WARBLING.3

    WARBLING, n. The act of shaking or modulating notes; singing.

    WARD, in composition, as in toward, homeward, is the Saxon weard, from the root of L.

    WARD, v.t.

    1. To guard; to deep in safety; to watch.NWAD WARD.3

    Whose gates he found fast shut, he living wight to ward the same--NWAD WARD.4

    [In this sense, ward is obsolete, as we have adopted the French of the same word, to guard. We now never apply ward to the thing to be defended, but always to the thing against which it is to be defended. We ward off a blow or dagger, and we guard a person or place.]NWAD WARD.5

    2. To defend; to protect.NWAD WARD.6

    Tell him it was a hand that warded him from thousand dangers. [Obs. See the remark, supra.]NWAD WARD.7

    3. To fend off; to repel; to turn aside any thing mischievous that approaches.NWAD WARD.8

    Now wards a falling blow, now strikes again.NWAD WARD.9

    The pointed javlin warded off his rage.NWAD WARD.10

    It instructs the scholar in the various methods of warding off the force of objections.NWAD WARD.11

    [This is the present use of ward. To ward off is now the more general expression, nor can I, with Johnson, think it less elegant.]NWAD WARD.12

    WARD, v.i.

    1. To be vigilant; to keep guard.NWAD WARD.14

    2. To act on the defensive with a weapon.NWAD WARD.15

    She drove the stranger to no other shift, than to ward and go back.NWAD WARD.16

    And on their warding arms light bucklers bear.NWAD WARD.17

    WARD, n.

    1. Watch; act of guarding.NWAD WARD.19

    Still when she slept, he kept both watch and ward.NWAD WARD.20

    2. Garrison; troops to defend a fort; as small wards left in forts. [Not in use.]NWAD WARD.21

    3. Guard made by a weapon in fencing.NWAD WARD.22

    For want of other ward, he lifted up his hand his front to guard.NWAD WARD.23

    4. A fortress; a strong hold.NWAD WARD.24

    5. One whose business is to guard, watch and defend; as a fire-ward.NWAD WARD.25

    6. A certain district, division or quarter of a town or city, committed to an alderman. There are twenty six wards in London.NWAD WARD.26

    7. Custody; confinement under guard. Pharaoh put his butler and baker in ward. Genesis 40:3.NWAD WARD.27

    8. A minor or person under the care of a guardian. See Blackstones chapter on the rights and duties of guardian and ward.NWAD WARD.28

    9. The state of a child under a guardian.NWAD WARD.29

    I must attend his majestys commands, to whom I am now in ward.NWAD WARD.30

    10. Guardianship; right over orphans.NWAD WARD.31

    It is convenient in Ireland, that the wards and marriages of gentlemens children should be in the disposal of any of those lords.NWAD WARD.32

    11. The division of a forest.NWAD WARD.33

    12. The division of a hospital.NWAD WARD.34

    13. A part of a lock which corresponds to its proper key.NWAD WARD.35

    WARDED, pp. Guarded.

    Warded off, prevented from attacking or injuring.NWAD WARDED.2

    WARDEN, n.

    1. A keeper; a guardian.NWAD WARDEN.2

    2. An officer who keeps or guards; a keeper; as the warden of the fleet or fleet prison.NWAD WARDEN.3

    3. A large pear.NWAD WARDEN.4

    Warden of the cinque ports, in England, an officer or magistrate who has the jurisdiction of a port or haven. There are five such ports.NWAD WARDEN.5

    Warden of a university, is the master or president.NWAD WARDEN.6

    WARDER, n.

    1. A keeper; a guard.NWAD WARDER.2

    The warders of the gate.NWAD WARDER.3

    2. A trunchion by which an officer of arms forbad fight.NWAD WARDER.4

    Warders of the tower, officers who attend state prisoners.NWAD WARDER.5

    WARDMOTE, n. In law, a court held in each ward in London.

    WARDROBE, n.

    1. A room or apartment where clothes or wearing apparel is kept.NWAD WARDROBE.2

    2. Wearing apparel in general.NWAD WARDROBE.3

    WARD-ROOM, n. [ward and room.] In a ship, a room over the gun-room, where the lieutenants and other principal officers sleep and mess.

    WARDSHIP, n.

    1. Guardianship; care and protection of a ward.NWAD WARDSHIP.2

    2. Right of guardianship.NWAD WARDSHIP.3

    Wardship is incident to tenure in socage.NWAD WARDSHIP.4

    3. Pupilage; state of being under a guardian.NWAD WARDSHIP.5

    WARD-STAFF, n. A constables or watchmans staff.

    WARE, pret. of wear, Obs. It is now written wore.

    WARE, a. [We never use ware by itself. But we use it in aware, beware, and in wary. It was formerly in use.]

    1. Being in expectation of; provided against. 2 Timothy 4:15.NWAD WARE.3

    2. Wary; cautious.NWAD WARE.4

    WARE, v.i. To take heed of. [We now use beware as a single word, though in fact it is not.]

    Then ware a rising tempest on the main.NWAD WARE.6

    WARE, v.t. pret. wore. [This is evidently from the root of veer. See Veer.] To cause a ship to change her course from one board to the other, by turning her stern to the wind; opposed to tacking, in which the head is turned to the wind; as, to ware ship. We wore ship and stood to the southward.

    WARE, n. plu. wares. [G.] Goods; commodities; merchandise; usually in the plural; but we say, China ware, earthern-ware, potters ware. It was formerly used int eh singular, and may be so used still.

    Let the dark shop commend the ware.NWAD WARE.9

    Sea ware, a marine plant, a species of Fucus.NWAD WARE.10

    WAREFUL, a. [from ware, wary.] Wary; watchful; cautious. [Not used.]

    WAREFULNESS, n. Wariness; cautiousness.

    WAREHOUSE, n. [ware and house.] A storehouse for goods.

    WAREHOUSE, v.t. s as z. To deposit or secure in a warehouse.

    WAREHOUSED, pp. Placed in a store for safe keeping.

    WAREHOUSING, ppr. Repositing in a store for safe keeping.

    WARELESS, a. Unwary; incautious.

    2. Suffered unawares.NWAD WARELESS.2

    WARELY, adv. Cautiously. [See Warily.]

    WARFARE, n. [war and fare.]

    1. Military service; military life; war.NWAD WARFARE.2

    The Philistines gathered their armies for warfare. 1 Samuel 28:1.NWAD WARFARE.3

    2. Contest; struggle with spiritual enemies.NWAD WARFARE.4

    The weapons of our warfare are not carnal. 2 Corinthians 10:4.NWAD WARFARE.5

    WARFARE, v.i. To lead a military life; to carry on continual wars.

    In that credulous warfaring age. [Little used.]NWAD WARFARE.7

    WARHABLE, a. [war and L. habilis.] Fit for war. [Not in use.]

    WARHOOP, n. [war and hoop.] The savage yell of war; a yell uttered on entering into battle.

    WARILY, adv. [from wary.] Cautiously; with timorous prudence or wise foresight. Great enterprises are to be conducted warily. Change of laws should be warily proceeded in.

    WARINE, n. A species of monkey of South America.

    WARINESS, n. Caution; prudent care to foresee and guard against evil. The road was so slippery, and the danger so great, that we were obliged to proceed with wariness.

    To determine what are little things in religion, great wariness is to be used.NWAD WARINESS.2

    WARK, n. Work; a building. [It is obsolete, except in bulwark.]

    WARLIKE, a. [war and like.]

    1. Fit for war; disposed for war; as a warlike state.NWAD WARLIKE.2

    Old Siward with ten thousand warlike men.NWAD WARLIKE.3

    2. Military; pertaining to war; as warlike toil.NWAD WARLIKE.4

    3. Having a martial appearance.NWAD WARLIKE.5

    4. Having the appearance of war.NWAD WARLIKE.6

    WARLIKENESS, n. A warlike disposition or character. [Little used.]

    WARLING, n. One often quarreled with; a word coined perhaps to rhyme with darling. [Not in use.]

    WARLOCK, WARLUCK, n. A male witch; a wizard. [This word is not in use.]

    WARM, a. Waurm. [G. See Swarm.]

    1. Having heat in a moderate degree; not cold; as warm blood; warm milk. The flesh of living animals is warm, if their blood is warm. But some animals have not warm blood.NWAD WARM.2

    2. Subject o heat; having prevalence of heat, or little or no winter; as the warm climate of Egypt.NWAD WARM.3

    3. Zealous; ardent; as, to be warm in the cause of our country or of religion.NWAD WARM.4

    Each warm wish springs mutual from the heart.NWAD WARM.5

    4. Habitually ardent or passionate; keen; irritable; as a warm temper.NWAD WARM.6

    5. Easily excited or provoked; irritable; as warm passions.NWAD WARM.7

    6. Violent; furious; as a warm contest. We shall have warm work to-day.NWAD WARM.8

    7. Busy in action; heated in action; ardent. Be warm in fight.NWAD WARM.9

    8. Fanciful; enthusiastic; as a warm head.NWAD WARM.10

    9. Vigorous; sprightly.NWAD WARM.11

    Now warm in youth, now withering in thy bloom, lost in a convents solitary gloom.NWAD WARM.12

    WARM, v.t.

    1. To communicate a moderate degree of heat to; as, a stove warms an apartment. The sun in summer warms the earth, and gives life to vegetation.NWAD WARM.14

    2. To make engaged or earnest; to interest; to engage; to excite ardor or zeal in; as, to warm the heart with love or zeal.NWAD WARM.15

    I formerly warmed my head with reading controversial writings.NWAD WARM.16

    WARM, v.i.

    1. To become moderately heated. The earth soon warms in a clear day in summer.NWAD WARM.18

    2. To become ardent or animated. The speaker should warm as he proceeds in the argument, for as he becomes animated, he excites more interest in his audience.NWAD WARM.19

    WARMED, pp. Moderately heated; made ardent; excited.

    WARMING, ppr. Making moderately hot; making ardent or zealous.

    WARMING-PAN, n. [warm and pan.] A covered pan with a long handle, for warming a bed with ignited coals.

    WARMING-STONE, n. [warm and stone.] A stone dug in cornwall, which retains heat a great while, and has been found to give ease in internal hemorrhoids.

    WARMLY, adv.

    1. With gentle heat.NWAD WARMLY.2

    2. Eagerly; earnestly; ardently; as, to espouse warmly the cause of Bible societies.NWAD WARMLY.3


    1. Gentle heat; as the warmth of the blood.NWAD WARMNESS.2

    2. Zeal; ardor; fervor; as the warmth of love or of piety.NWAD WARMNESS.3

    3. Earnestness; eagerness. The cause of the Greeks has been espoused with warmth by all parties in free countries.NWAD WARMNESS.4

    4. Excitement; animation; as the warmth of passion. The preacher declaimed with great warmth against the vices of the age.NWAD WARMNESS.5

    5. Fancifulness; enthusiasm; as the warmth of head.NWAD WARMNESS.6

    6. In painting, the fiery effect given to a red color by a small addition of yellow.NWAD WARMNESS.7

    WARN, v.t. [G.]

    1. To give notice of approaching or probable danger or evil, that it may be avoided; to caution against any thing that may prove injurious.NWAD WARN.2

    Juturna warns the Daunian chief of Lausus danger-- being warned of God in a dream, that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way. Matthew 2:12.NWAD WARN.3

    2. To caution against evil practices. 1 Thessalonians 5:14.NWAD WARN.4

    3. To admonish of any duty.NWAD WARN.5

    Cornelius--was warned from God by an holy angel to send for thee. Acts 10:22.NWAD WARN.6

    4. To inform previously; to give notice to.NWAD WARN.7

    --Warnd of th ensuing fight.NWAD WARN.8

    5. To notify by authority; to summon; as, to warn the citizens to meet on a certain day; to warn soldiers to appear on parade.NWAD WARN.9

    6. To ward off. [Not in use.]NWAD WARN.10

    WARNED, pp. Cautioned against danger; admonished of approaching evil; notified.

    WARNER, n. An admonisher.

    WARNING, ppr. Cautioning against danger; admonishing; giving notice to; summoning to meet or appear.

    WARNING, n.

    1. Caution against danger, or against faults or evil practices which incur danger.NWAD WARNING.3

    Could warning make the world more just or wise.NWAD WARNING.4

    Hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me. Ezekiel 3:17.NWAD WARNING.5

    2. Previous notice; as a short warning. He had a months warning.NWAD WARNING.6

    WAR-OFFICE, n. An office in which the military affairs of a country are superintended and managed.

    WARP, n. Waurp. [See the Verb.]

    1. In manufactures, the threads, which are extended lengthwise in the loom, and crossed by the woof.NWAD WARP.2

    2. In a ship, a rope employed in drawing, towing or removing a ship or boat; a towing line.NWAD WARP.3

    3. In agriculture, a slimy substance deposited on land by marine tides, by which a rich alluvial soil is formed. [Local.]NWAD WARP.4

    4. In cows, a miscarriage. [See the Verb.] [Local.]NWAD WARP.5

    WARP, v.i. [G., to cast or throw, to whelp.]

    1. To turn, twist or be twisted out of a straight direction; as, a board warps in seasoning, or in the heat of the sun, by shrinking.NWAD WARP.7

    They clamp one piece of wood to the end of another, to keep it from casting or warping.NWAD WARP.8

    2. To turn or incline from a straight, true or proper course; to deviate.NWAD WARP.9

    Theres our commission, from which we would not have you warp.NWAD WARP.10

    Methinks my favor here begins to warp.NWAD WARP.11

    3. To fly with a bending or waving motion; to turn and wave, like a flock of birds or insects. The following use of warp is inimitably beautiful.NWAD WARP.12

    As when the potent rod of Amrams son, in Egypts evil day, wavd round the coast, up called a pitchy cloud of locusts, warping on the eastern wind--NWAD WARP.13

    4. To slink; to cast the young prematurely; as cows.NWAD WARP.14

    In an enclosure near a dog-kennel, eight heifers out of twenty warped. [Local.]NWAD WARP.15

    WARP, v.t.

    1. To turn or twist out of shape, or out of a straight direction, by contraction. The heat of the sun warps boards and timber.NWAD WARP.17

    2. To turn aside from the true direction; to cause to bend or incline; to pervert.NWAD WARP.18

    This first avowd, nor folly warpd my mind.NWAD WARP.19

    I have no private considerations to warp me in this controversy.NWAD WARP.20

    --Zeal, to a degree of warmth able to warp the sacred rule of Gods word.NWAD WARP.21

    3. In seamens language, to two or move with a line or warp, attached to buoys, to anchors or to other ships, etc. By which means a ship is drawn, usually in a bending course or with various turns.NWAD WARP.22

    4. In rural economy, to cast the young prematurely. [Local.]NWAD WARP.23

    5. In agriculture, to inundate, as land, with sea water; or to let in the tide, forth purpose of fertilizing the ground by a deposit of warp or slimy substance. Warp here is the throw, or that which is cast by the water.NWAD WARP.24

    6. In rope-making, to run the yarn off the winches into hauls to be tarred.NWAD WARP.25

    To warp water, in Shakespeare, is forced and unusual; indeed it is not English.NWAD WARP.26

    WARPED, pp. Twisted by shrinking or seasoning; turned out of the true direction; perverted; moved with a warp; overflowed.

    WARPING, ppr. Turning or twisting; causing to incline; perverting; moving with a warp; enriching by overflowing with tide water.

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