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toady noun A mean flatterer; a toadeater; a sycophant., A coarse, rustic woman., To fawn upon with mean sycophancy.
toast verb t. To dry and brown by the heat of a fire; as, to toast bread., To warm thoroughly; as, to toast the feet., To name when a health is proposed to be drunk; to drink to the health, or in honor, of; as, to toast a lady., Bread dried and browned before a fire, usually in slices; also, a kind of food prepared by putting slices of toasted bread into milk, gravy, etc., A lady in honor of whom persons or a company are invited to drink; — so called because toasts were formerly put into the liquor, as a great delicacy., Hence, any person, especially a person of distinction, in honor of whom a health is drunk; hence, also, anything so commemorated; a sentiment, as “The land we live in,” “The day we celebrate,” etc.
tobit noun A book of the Apocrypha.
toddy noun A juice drawn from various kinds of palms in the East Indies; or, a spirituous liquor procured from it by fermentation., A mixture of spirit and hot water sweetened.
to-do noun Bustle; stir; commotion; ado.
toffy noun Taffy.
tofus noun Tophus., Tufa. See under Tufa, and Toph.
togas plural of Toga
togae plural of Toga
toged adjective Togated.
toght adjective Taut.
togue noun The namaycush.
tohew verb t. To hew in pieces.
toise adjective An old measure of length in France, containing six French feet, or about 6.3946 French feet.
tokay noun A grape of an oval shape and whitish color., A rich Hungarian wine made from Tokay grapes.
token noun Something intended or supposed to represent or indicate another thing or an event; a sign; a symbol; as, the rainbow is a token of God’s covenant established with Noah., A memorial of friendship; something by which the friendship of another person is to be kept in mind; a memento; a souvenir., Something given or shown as a symbol or guarantee of authority or right; a sign of authenticity, of power, good faith, etc., A piece of metal intended for currency, and issued by a private party, usually bearing the name of the issuer, and redeemable in lawful money. Also, a coin issued by government, esp. when its use as lawful money is limited and its intrinsic value is much below its nominal value., A livid spot upon the body, indicating, or supposed to indicate, the approach of death., Ten and a half quires, or, commonly, 250 sheets, of paper printed on both sides; also, in some cases, the same number of sheets printed on one side, or half the number printed on both sides., A piece of metal given beforehand to each person in the congregation who is permitted to partake of the Lord’s Supper., A bit of leather having a peculiar mark designating a particular miner. Each hewer sends one of these with each corf or tub he has hewn., To betoken.
tokin noun A tocsin.
toled imp. & past participle of Tole
tolyl noun The hydrocarbon radical, CH3.C6H4, regarded as characteristic of certain compounds of the aromatic series related to toluene; as, tolyl carbinol.
toman noun A money of account in Persia, whose value varies greatly at different times and places. Its average value may be reckoned at about two and a half dollars.
tomia plural of Tomium
tommy noun Bread, — generally a penny roll; the supply of food carried by workmen as their daily allowance., A truck, or barter; the exchange of labor for goods, not money.
toned imp. & past participle of Tone, Having (such) a tone; — chiefly used in composition; as, high-toned; sweet-toned.
tonge noun Tongue.
tonga noun A drug useful in neuralgia, derived from a Fijian plant supposed to be of the aroid genus Epipremnum.
tongo noun The mangrove; — so called in the Pacific Islands.
tongs noun pl. An instrument, usually of metal, consisting of two parts, or long shafts, jointed together at or near one end, or united by an elastic bow, used for handling things, especially hot coals or metals; — often called a pair of tongs.
tonic adjective Of or relating to tones or sounds; specifically (Phon.), applied to, or distingshing, a speech sound made with tone unmixed and undimmed by obstruction, such sounds, namely, the vowels and diphthongs, being so called by Dr. James Rush (1833) ” from their forming the purest and most plastic material of intonation.”, Of or pertaining to tension; increasing tension; hence, increasing strength; as, tonic power., Increasing strength, or the tone of the animal system; obviating the effects of debility, and restoring healthy functions., A tonic element or letter; a vowel or a diphthong., The key tone, or first tone of any scale., A medicine that increases the strength, and gives vigor of action to the system.
tonne noun A tun.
tonus noun Tonicity, or tone; as, muscular tonus.
tooth noun One of the hard, bony appendages which are borne on the jaws, or on other bones in the walls of the mouth or pharynx of most vertebrates, and which usually aid in the prehension and mastication of food., Fig.: Taste; palate., Any projection corresponding to the tooth of an animal, in shape, position, or office; as, the teeth, or cogs, of a cogwheel; a tooth, prong, or tine, of a fork; a tooth, or the teeth, of a rake, a saw, a file, a card., A projecting member resembling a tenon, but fitting into a mortise that is only sunk, not pierced through., One of several steps, or offsets, in a tusk. See Tusk., An angular or prominence on any edge; as, a tooth on the scale of a fish, or on a leaf of a plant, one of the appendages at the mouth of the capsule of a moss. See Peristome., Any hard calcareous or chitinous organ found in the mouth of various invertebrates and used in feeding or procuring food; as, the teeth of a mollusk or a starfish., To furnish with teeth., To indent; to jag; as, to tooth a saw., To lock into each other. See Tooth, n., 4.
topau noun The rhinocerous bird (a).
topaz noun A mineral occurring in rhombic prisms, generally yellowish and pellucid, also colorless, and of greenesh, bluish, or brownish shades. It sometimes occurs massive and opaque. It is a fluosilicate of alumina, and is used as a gem., Either one of two species of large, brilliantly colored humming birds of the Topaza, of South America and the West Indies.
toped imp. & past participle of Tope
toper noun One who topes, or drinks frequently or to excess; a drunkard; a sot.
topet noun The European crested titmouse.
tophi plural of Tophus
topic noun One of the various general forms of argument employed in probable as distinguished from demonstrative reasoning, — denominated by Aristotle to`poi (literally, places), as being the places or sources from which arguments may be derived, or to which they may be referred; also, a prepared form of argument, applicable to a great variety of cases, with a supply of which the ancient rhetoricians and orators provided themselves; a commonplace of argument or oratory., A treatise on forms of argument; a system or scheme of forms or commonplaces of argument or oratory; as, the Topics of Aristotle., An argument or reason., The subject of any distinct portion of a discourse, or argument, or literary composition; also, the general or main subject of the whole; a matter treated of; a subject, as of conversation or of thought; a matter; a point; a head., An external local application or remedy, as a plaster, a blister, etc., Topical.
toque noun A kind of cap worn in the 16th century, and copied in modern fashions; — called also toquet., A variety of the bonnet monkey.
torch noun A light or luminary formed of some combustible substance, as of resinous wood; a large candle or flambeau, or a lamp giving a large, flaring flame., A flashlight.
toret noun A Turret., A ring for fastening a hawk’s leash to the jesses; also, a ring affixed to the collar of a dog, etc.
torse noun A wreath., A developable surface. See under Developable.
torsk noun The cusk. See Cusk., The codfish. Called also tusk.
torsi plural of Torso
torso noun The human body, as distinguished from the head and limbs; in sculpture, the trunk of a statue, mutilated of head and limbs; as, the torso of Hercules.
torta noun a flat heap of moist, crushed silver ore, prepared for the patio process.
torus noun A lage molding used in the bases of columns. Its profile is semicircular. See Illust. of Molding., One of the ventral parapodia of tubicolous annelids. It usually has the form of an oblong thickening or elevation of the integument with rows of uncini or hooks along the center. See Illust. under Tubicolae., The receptacle, or part of the flower on which the carpels stand., See 3d Tore, 2.
tossy adjective Tossing the head, as in scorn or pride; hence, proud; contemptuous; scornful; affectedly indifferent; as, a tossy commonplace.
tosto adjective Quick; rapid.
total adjective Whole; not divided; entire; full; complete; absolute; as, a total departure from the evidence; a total loss., The whole; the whole sum or amount; as, these sums added make the grand total of five millions.
toted imp. & past participle of Tote
totem noun A rude picture, as of a bird, beast, or the like, used by the North American Indians as a symbolic designation, as of a family or a clan.
toter noun The stone roller. See Stone roller (a), under Stone.
totly verb i. To walk in a wavering, unsteady manner; to toddle; to topple.
totty adjective Unsteady; dizzy; tottery.
touch verb t. To come in contact with; to hit or strike lightly against; to extend the hand, foot, or the like, so as to reach or rest on., To perceive by the sense of feeling., To come to; to reach; to attain to., To try; to prove, as with a touchstone., To relate to; to concern; to affect., To handle, speak of, or deal with; to treat of., To meddle or interfere with; as, I have not touched the books., To affect the senses or the sensibility of; to move; to melt; to soften., To mark or delineate with touches; to add a slight stroke to with the pencil or brush., To infect; to affect slightly., To make an impression on; to have effect upon., To strike; to manipulate; to play on; as, to touch an instrument of music., To perform, as a tune; to play., To influence by impulse; to impel forcibly., To harm, afflict, or distress., To affect with insanity, especially in a slight degree; to make partially insane; — rarely used except in the past participle., To be tangent to. See Tangent, a., To lay a hand upon for curing disease., To be in contact; to be in a state of junction, so that no space is between; as, two spheres touch only at points., To fasten; to take effect; to make impression., To treat anything in discourse, especially in a slight or casual manner; — often with on or upon., To be brought, as a sail, so close to the wind that its weather leech shakes., The act of touching, or the state of being touched; contact., The sense by which pressure or traction exerted on the skin is recognized; the sense by which the properties of bodies are determined by contact; the tactile sense. See Tactile sense, under Tactile., Act or power of exciting emotion., An emotion or affection., Personal reference or application., A stroke; as, a touch of raillery; a satiric touch; hence, animadversion; censure; reproof., A single stroke on a drawing or a picture., Feature; lineament; trait., The act of the hand on a musical instrument; bence, in the plural, musical notes., A small quantity intermixed; a little; a dash., A hint; a suggestion; slight notice., A slight and brief essay., A touchstone; hence, stone of the sort used for touchstone., Hence, examination or trial by some decisive standard; test; proof; tried quality., The particular or characteristic mode of action, or the resistance of the keys of an instrument to the fingers; as, a heavy touch, or a light touch; also, the manner of touching, striking, or pressing the keys of a piano; as, a legato touch; a staccato touch., The broadest part of a plank worked top and but (see Top and but, under Top, n.), or of one worked anchor-stock fashion (that is, tapered from the middle to both ends); also, the angles of the stern timbers at the counters., That part of the field which is beyond the line of flags on either side., A boys’ game; tag.
tough superl. Having the quality of flexibility without brittleness; yielding to force without breaking; capable of resisting great strain; as, the ligaments of animals are remarkably tough., Not easily broken; able to endure hardship; firm; strong; as, tough sinews., Not easily separated; viscous; clammy; tenacious; as, tough phlegm., Stiff; rigid; not flexible; stubborn; as, a tough bow., Severe; violent; as, a tough storm.
tourn noun A spinning wheel., The sheriff’s turn, or court.
touse verb t. & i. Alt. of Touze, A pulling; a disturbance.
touze verb t. & i. To pull; to haul; to tear; to worry., See Touse.
towed imp. & past participle of Tow
towel noun A cloth used for wiping, especially one used for drying anything wet, as the person after a bath., To beat with a stick.
tower noun A mass of building standing alone and insulated, usually higher than its diameter, but when of great size not always of that proportion., A projection from a line of wall, as a fortification, for purposes of defense, as a flanker, either or the same height as the curtain wall or higher., A structure appended to a larger edifice for a special purpose, as for a belfry, and then usually high in proportion to its width and to the height of the rest of the edifice; as, a church tower., A citadel; a fortress; hence, a defense., A headdress of a high or towerlike form, fashionable about the end of the seventeenth century and until 1715; also, any high headdress., High flight; elevation., To rise and overtop other objects; to be lofty or very high; hence, to soar., To soar into.
toxic adjective Alt. of Toxical
toxin noun Alt. of Toxine
toyed imp. & past participle of Toy
toyer noun One who toys; one who is full of trifling tricks; a trifler.