7 letter word starting with ap

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apaches noun pl. A group of nomadic North American Indians including several tribes native of Arizona, New Mexico, etc.
apagoge noun An indirect argument which proves a thing by showing the impossibility or absurdity of the contrary.
apanage noun Same as Appanage.
aparejo noun A kind of pack saddle used in the American military service and among the Spanish Americans. It is made of leather stuffed with hay, moss, or the like.
apatite noun Native phosphate of lime, occurring usually in six-sided prisms, color often pale green, transparent or translucent.
apehood noun The state of being an ape.
apertly adverb Openly; clearly.
aperies plural of Apery
aphakia noun An anomalous state of refraction caused by the absence of the crystalline lens, as after operations for cataract. The remedy is the use of powerful convex lenses.
aphasia noun Alt. of Aphasy
aphasic adjective Pertaining to, or affected by, aphasia; speechless.
aphelia plural of Aphelion
aphemia noun Loss of the power of speaking, while retaining the power of writing; — a disorder of cerebral origin.
aphesis noun The loss of a short unaccented vowel at the beginning of a word; — the result of a phonetic process; as, squire for esquire.
aphetic adjective Shortened by dropping a letter or a syllable from the beginning of a word; as, an aphetic word or form.
aphides noun pl. See Aphis., of Aphis
aphonia noun Alt. of Aphony
aphonic adjective Alt. of Aphonous
aphrite noun See under Calcite.
aphthae noun pl. Roundish pearl-colored specks or flakes in the mouth, on the lips, etc., terminating in white sloughs. They are commonly characteristic of thrush.
apician adjective Belonging to Apicius, a notorious Roman epicure; hence applied to whatever is peculiarly refined or dainty and expensive in cookery.
apieces adverb In pieces or to pieces.
apishly adverb In an apish manner; with servile imitation; foppishly.
apitpat adverb With quick beating or palpitation; pitapat.
aplysia noun A genus of marine mollusks of the order Tectibranchiata; the sea hare. Some of the species when disturbed throw out a deep purple liquor, which colors the water to some distance. See Illust. in Appendix.
apocope noun The cutting off, or omission, of the last letter, syllable, or part of a word., A cutting off; abscission.
apodeme noun One of the processes of the shell which project inwards and unite with one another, in the thorax of many Crustacea.
apodous adjective Apodal; apod.
apogaic adjective Apogean.
apogamy noun The formation of a bud in place of a fertilized ovule or oospore.
apogeal adjective Apogean.
apogean adjective Connected with the apogee; as, apogean (neap) tides, which occur when the moon has passed her apogee.
apohyal adjective Of or pertaining to a portion of the horn of the hyoid bone.
apology noun Something said or written in defense or justification of what appears to others wrong, or of what may be liable to disapprobation; justification; as, Tertullian’s Apology for Christianity., An acknowledgment intended as an atonement for some improper or injurious remark or act; an admission to another of a wrong or discourtesy done him, accompanied by an expression of regret., Anything provided as a substitute; a makeshift., To offer an apology.
apoplex noun Apoplexy.
aporias plural of Aporia
aporosa noun pl. A group of corals in which the coral is not porous; — opposed to Perforata.
aporose adjective Without pores.
apostil noun Alt. of Apostille
apostle noun Literally: One sent forth; a messenger. Specifically: One of the twelve disciples of Christ, specially chosen as his companions and witnesses, and sent forth to preach the gospel., The missionary who first plants the Christian faith in any part of the world; also, one who initiates any great moral reform, or first advocates any important belief; one who has extraordinary success as a missionary or reformer; as, Dionysius of Corinth is called the apostle of France, John Eliot the apostle to the Indians, Theobald Mathew the apostle of temperance., A brief letter dimissory sent by a court appealed from to the superior court, stating the case, etc.; a paper sent up on appeals in the admiralty courts.
apothem noun The perpendicular from the center to one of the sides of a regular polygon., A deposit formed in a liquid extract of a vegetable substance by exposure to the air.
apotome noun The difference between two quantities commensurable only in power, as between Ã2 and 1, or between the diagonal and side of a square., The remaining part of a whole tone after a smaller semitone has been deducted from it; a major semitone.
apparel noun External clothing; vesture; garments; dress; garb; external habiliments or array., A small ornamental piece of embroidery worn on albs and some other ecclesiastical vestments., The furniture of a ship, as masts, sails, rigging, anchors, guns, etc., To make or get (something) ready; to prepare., To furnish with apparatus; to equip; to fit out., To dress or clothe; to attire., To dress with external ornaments; to cover with something ornamental; to deck; to embellish; as, trees appareled with flowers, or a garden with verdure.
appaume noun A hand open and extended so as to show the palm.
appeach verb t. To impeach; to accuse; to asperse; to inform against; to reproach.
appease verb t. To make quiet; to calm; to reduce to a state of peace; to still; to pacify; to dispel (anger or hatred); as, to appease the tumult of the ocean, or of the passions; to appease hunger or thirst.
apperil noun Peril.
applaud verb t. To show approval of by clapping the hands, acclamation, or other significant sign., To praise by words; to express approbation of; to commend; to approve., To express approbation loudly or significantly.
applier noun He who, or that which, applies.
applied imp. & past participle of Apply
appoint verb t. To fix with power or firmness; to establish; to mark out., To fix by a decree, order, command, resolve, decision, or mutual agreement; to constitute; to ordain; to prescribe; to fix the time and place of., To assign, designate, or set apart by authority., To furnish in all points; to provide with everything necessary by way of equipment; to equip; to fit out., To point at by way, or for the purpose, of censure or commendation; to arraign., To direct, designate, or limit; to make or direct a new disposition of, by virtue of a power contained in a conveyance; — said of an estate already conveyed., To ordain; to determine; to arrange.
apposed adjective Placed in apposition; mutually fitting, as the mandibles of a bird’s beak.
apposer noun An examiner; one whose business is to put questions. Formerly, in the English Court of Exchequer, an officer who audited the sheriffs’ accounts.
apprest adjective Pressed close to, or lying against, something for its whole length, as against a stem,
apprise verb t. To give notice, verbal or written; to inform; — followed by of; as, we will apprise the general of an intended attack; he apprised the commander of what he had done., Notice; information.
apprize verb t. To appraise; to value; to appreciate.
appromt verb t. To quicken; to prompt.
approof noun Trial; proof., Approval; commendation.
approve verb t. To show to be real or true; to prove., To make proof of; to demonstrate; to prove or show practically., To sanction officially; to ratify; to confirm; as, to approve the decision of a court-martial., To regard as good; to commend; to be pleased with; to think well of; as, we approve the measured of the administration., To make or show to be worthy of approbation or acceptance., To make profit of; to convert to one’s own profit; — said esp. of waste or common land appropriated by the lord of the manor.
appulse noun A driving or running towards; approach; impulse; also, the act of striking against., The near approach of one heavenly body to another, or to the meridian; a coming into conjunction; as, the appulse of the moon to a star, or of a star to the meridian.
apricot noun A fruit allied to the plum, of an orange color, oval shape, and delicious taste; also, the tree (Prunus Armeniaca of Linnaeus) which bears this fruit. By cultivation it has been introduced throughout the temperate zone.
aprocta noun pl. A group of Turbellaria in which there is no anal aperture.
aproned adjective Wearing an apron.
aprosos adjective & adverb Opportunely or opportune; seasonably or seasonable., By the way; to the purpose; suitably to the place or subject; — a word used to introduce an incidental observation, suited to the occasion, though not strictly belonging to the narration.
apsidal adjective Of or pertaining to the apsides of an orbit., Of or pertaining to the apse of a church; as, the apsidal termination of the chancel.
apsides noun pl. See Apsis., of Apsis
aptable adjective Capable of being adapted.
apteral adjective Apterous., Without lateral columns; — applied to buildings which have no series of columns along their sides, but are either prostyle or amphiprostyle, and opposed to peripteral.
apteran noun One of the Aptera.
apteria noun pl. Naked spaces between the feathered areas of birds. See Pteryliae.
apteryx noun A genus of New Zealand birds about the size of a hen, with only short rudiments of wings, armed with a claw and without a tail; the kiwi. It is allied to the gigantic extinct moas of the same country. Five species are known.
aptness noun Fitness; suitableness; appropriateness; as, the aptness of things to their end., Disposition of the mind; propensity; as, the aptness of men to follow example., Quickness of apprehension; readiness in learning; docility; as, an aptness to learn is more observable in some children than in others., Proneness; tendency; as, the aptness of iron to rust.
aptotic adjective Pertaining to, or characterized by, aptotes; uninflected; as, aptotic languages.
apyrexy noun The absence or intermission of fever.
apyrous adjective Incombustible; capable of sustaining a strong heat without alteration of form or properties.