5 letter word starting with ad

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
adact verb t. To compel; to drive.
adage noun An old saying, which has obtained credit by long use; a proverb.
adapt adjective Fitted; suited., To make suitable; to fit, or suit; to adjust; to alter so as to fit for a new use; — sometimes followed by to or for.
adays adverb By day, or every day; in the daytime.
added imp. & past participle of Add
addax noun One of the largest African antelopes (Hippotragus, / Oryx, nasomaculatus).
adder noun One who, or that which, adds; esp., a machine for adding numbers., A serpent., A small venomous serpent of the genus Vipera. The common European adder is the Vipera (/ Pelias) berus. The puff adders of Africa are species of Clotho., In America, the term is commonly applied to several harmless snakes, as the milk adder, puffing adder, etc., Same as Sea Adder.
addle noun Liquid filth; mire., Lees; dregs., Having lost the power of development, and become rotten, as eggs; putrid. Hence: Unfruitful or confused, as brains; muddled., To make addle; to grow addle; to muddle; as, he addled his brain., To earn by labor., To thrive or grow; to ripen.
adeem verb t. To revoke, as a legacy, grant, etc., or to satisfy it by some other gift.
aden- Alt. of Adeno-
adeps noun Animal fat; lard.
adept noun One fully skilled or well versed in anything; a proficient; as, adepts in philosophy., Well skilled; completely versed; thoroughly proficient.
adieu interj. & adverb Good-by; farewell; an expression of kind wishes at parting., A farewell; commendation to the care of God at parting.
admit verb t. To suffer to enter; to grant entrance, whether into a place, or into the mind, or consideration; to receive; to take; as, they were into his house; to admit a serious thought into the mind; to admit evidence in the trial of a cause., To give a right of entrance; as, a ticket admits one into a playhouse., To allow (one) to enter on an office or to enjoy a privilege; to recognize as qualified for a franchise; as, to admit an attorney to practice law; the prisoner was admitted to bail., To concede as true; to acknowledge or assent to, as an allegation which it is impossible to deny; to own or confess; as, the argument or fact is admitted; he admitted his guilt., To be capable of; to permit; as, the words do not admit such a construction. In this sense, of may be used after the verb, or may be omitted.
admix verb t. To mingle with something else; to mix.
adobe noun An unburnt brick dried in the sun; also used as an adjective, as, an adobe house, in Texas or New Mexico.
adoor Alt. of Adoors
adopt verb t. To take by choice into relationship, as, child, heir, friend, citizen, etc.; esp. to take voluntarily (a child of other parents) to be in the place of, or as, one’s own child., To take or receive as one’s own what is not so naturally; to select and take or approve; as, to adopt the view or policy of another; these resolutions were adopted.
adore verb t. To worship with profound reverence; to pay divine honors to; to honor as deity or as divine., To love in the highest degree; to regard with the utmost esteem and affection; to idolize., To adorn.
adorn verb t. To deck or dress with ornaments; to embellish; to set off to advantage; to render pleasing or attractive., Adornment., Adorned; decorated.
adown adverb From a higher to a lower situation; downward; down, to or on the ground., Down.
adrad p. adjective Put in dread; afraid.
adrip adverb & adjective In a dripping state; as, leaves all adrip.
adult adjective Having arrived at maturity, or to full size and strength; matured; as, an adult person or plant; an adult ape; an adult age., A person, animal, or plant grown to full size and strength; one who has reached maturity.
adunc adjective Alt. of Adunque
adure verb t. To burn up.
adust adjective Inflamed or scorched; fiery., Looking as if or scorched; sunburnt., Having much heat in the constitution and little serum in the blood. [Obs.] Hence: Atrabilious; sallow; gloomy.
adyta plural of Adytum