7 letter word starting with i

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
iambize verb t. To satirize in iambics; to lampoon.
iberian adjective Of or pertaining to Iberia.
icarian adjective Soaring too high for safety, like Icarus; adventurous in flight.
iceberg noun A large mass of ice, generally floating in the ocean.
icebird noun An Arctic sea bird, as the Arctic fulmar.
icefall noun A frozen waterfall, or mass of ice resembling a frozen waterfall.
ichnite noun A fossil footprint; as, the ichnites in the Triassic sandstone.
ichthin noun A nitrogenous substance resembling vitellin, present in the egg yolk of cartilaginous fishes.
ichthus noun In early Christian and eccesiastical art, an emblematic fish, or the Greek word for fish, which combined the initials of the Greek words /, /, / /, /, Jesus, Christ, Son of God, Savior.
ichthys noun Same as Ichthus.
icicled adjective Having icicles attached.
iciness noun The state or quality of being icy or very cold; frigidity.
iconism noun The formation of a figure, representation, or semblance; a delineation or description.
iconize verb t. To form an image or likeness of.
icteric noun A remedy for the jaundice., Alt. of Icterical
icterus adjective The jaundice.
idalian adjective Of or pertaining to Idalium, a mountain city in Cyprus, or to Venus, to whom it was sacred.
ideally adverb In an ideal manner; by means of ideals; mentally.
identic adjective Identical.
idiotcy noun Idiocy.
idioted adjective Rendered idiotic; befooled.
idiotic adjective Alt. of Idiotical
idiotry noun Idiocy.
idlesse noun Idleness.
idolish adjective Idolatrous.
idolism noun The worship of idols.
idolist noun A worshiper of idols.
idolize verb t. To make an idol of; to pay idolatrous worship to; as, to idolize the sacred bull in Egypt., To love to excess; to love or reverence to adoration; as, to idolize gold, children, a hero., To practice idolatry.
idolous adjective Idolatrous.
idorgan noun A morphological unit, consisting of two or more plastids, which does not possess the positive character of the person or stock, in distinction from the physiological organ or biorgan. See Morphon.
idumean adjective Of or pertaining to ancient Idumea, or Edom, in Western Asia., An inhabitant of Idumea, an Edomite.
idyllic adjective Of or belonging to idyls.
igneous adjective Pertaining to, having the nature of, fire; containing fire; resembling fire; as, an igneous appearance., Resulting from, or produced by, the action of fire; as, lavas and basalt are igneous rocks.
ignited imp. & past participle of Ignite
ignitor noun One who, or that which, produces ignition; especially, a contrivance for igniting the powder in a torpedo or the like.
ignoble adjective Of low birth or family; not noble; not illustrious; plebeian; common; humble., Not honorable, elevated, or generous; base., Not a true or noble falcon; — said of certain hawks, as the goshawk., To make ignoble.
ignobly adverb In an ignoble manner; basely.
ignored imp. & past participle of Ignore
iguanid adjective Same as Iguanoid.
iliacal adjective Iliac.
illapse verb i. To fall or glide; to pass; — usually followed by into., A gliding in; an immisson or entrance of one thing into another; also, a sudden descent or attack.
illegal adjective Not according to, or authorized by, law; specif., contrary to, or in violation of, human law; unlawful; illicit; hence, immoral; as, an illegal act; illegal trade; illegal love.
illicit adjective Not permitted or allowed; prohibited; unlawful; as, illicit trade; illicit intercourse; illicit pleasure.
illness noun The condition of being ill, evil, or bad; badness; unfavorableness., Disease; indisposition; malady; disorder of health; sickness; as, a short or a severe illness., Wrong moral conduct; wickedness.
illuded imp. & past participle of Illude
illumed imp. & past participle of Illume
ilvaite noun A silicate of iron and lime occurring in black prismatic crystals and columnar masses.
imaging present participle & vb. noun of Image
imagery noun The work of one who makes images or visible representation of objects; imitation work; images in general, or in mass., Fig.: Unreal show; imitation; appearance., The work of the imagination or fancy; false ideas; imaginary phantasms., Rhetorical decoration in writing or speaking; vivid descriptions presenting or suggesting images of sensible objects; figures in discourse.
imagine verb t. To form in the mind a notion or idea of; to form a mental image of; to conceive; to produce by the imagination., To contrive in purpose; to scheme; to devise; to compass; to purpose. See Compass, v. t., 5., To represent to one’s self; to think; to believe., To form images or conceptions; to conceive; to devise., To think; to suppose.
imagoes plural of Imago
imbargo noun See Embargo.
imbathe verb t. To bathe; to wash freely; to immerce.
imbibed imp. & past participle of Imbibe
imbiber noun One who, or that which, imbibes.
imblaze verb t. See Emblaze.
imbosom verb t. To hold in the bosom; to cherish in the heart or affection; to embosom., To inclose or place in the midst of; to surround or shelter; as, a house imbosomed in a grove.
imbound verb t. To inclose in limits; to shut in.
imbowel verb t. See Embowel.
imbower verb t. & i. See Embower.
imbraid verb t. See Embraid.
imbreed verb t. To generate within; to inbreed.
imbrown verb t. To make brown; to obscure; to darken; to tan; as, features imbrowned by exposure.
imbrute verb t. To degrade to the state of a brute; to make brutal., To sink to the state of a brute.
imbuing present participle & vb. noun of Imbue
imburse verb t. To supply or stock with money.
imitate verb t. To follow as a pattern, model, or example; to copy or strive to copy, in acts, manners etc., To produce a semblance or likeness of, in form, character, color, qualities, conduct, manners, and the like; to counterfeit; to copy., To resemble (another species of animal, or a plant, or inanimate object) in form, color, ornamentation, or instinctive habits, so as to derive an advantage thereby; sa, when a harmless snake imitates a venomous one in color and manner, or when an odorless insect imitates, in color, one having secretion offensive to birds.
immense adjective Immeasurable; unlimited. In commonest use: Very great; vast; huge.
immerge verb t. To plungel into, under, or within anything especially a fuid; to dip; to immerse. See Immerse., To dissapear by entering into any medium, as a star into the light of the sun.
immerit noun Want of worth; demerit.
immerse adjective Immersed; buried; hid; sunk., To plunge into anything that surrounds or covers, especially into a fluid; to dip; to sink; to bury; to immerge., To baptize by immersion., To engage deeply; to engross the attention of; to involve; to overhelm.
immixed adjective Unmixed.
immoble adjective See Immobile.
immould verb t. To mold into shape, or form.
immoral adjective Not moral; inconsistent with rectitude, purity, or good morals; contrary to conscience or the divine law; wicked; unjust; dishonest; vicious; licentious; as, an immoral man; an immoral deed.
immured imp. & past participle of Immure
impaint verb t. To paint; to adorn with colors.
impaled imp. & past participle of Impale
impalla noun The pallah deer of South Africa.
impalsy verb t. To palsy; to paralyze; to deaden.
impanel verb t. To enter in a list, or on a piece of parchment, called a panel; to form or enroll, as a list of jurors in a court of justice.
impaste verb t. To knead; to make into paste; to concrete., To lay color on canvas by uniting them skillfully together. [R.] Cf. Impasto.
impasto noun The thickness of the layer or body of pigment applied by the painter to his canvas with especial reference to the juxtaposition of different colors and tints in forming a harmonious whole.
impavid adjective Fearless.
impeach verb t. To hinder; to impede; to prevent., To charge with a crime or misdemeanor; to accuse; especially to charge (a public officer), before a competent tribunal, with misbehavior in office; to cite before a tribunal for judgement of official misconduct; to arraign; as, to impeach a judge. See Impeachment., Hence, to charge with impropriety; to dishonor; to bring discredit on; to call in question; as, to impeach one’s motives or conduct., To challenge or discredit the credibility of, as of a witness, or the validity of, as of commercial paper., Hindrance; impeachment.
impearl verb t. To form into pearls, or into that which resembles pearls., To decorate as with pearls or with anything resembling pearls.
impeded imp. & past participle of Impede
imperil verb t. To bring into peril; to endanger.
impetus noun A property possessed by a moving body in virtue of its weight and its motion; the force with which any body is driven or impelled; momentum., Fig.: Impulse; incentive; vigor; force., The aititude through which a heavy body must fall to acquire a velocity equal to that with which a ball is discharged from a piece.
impiety noun The quality of being impious; want of piety; irreverence toward the Supreme Being; ungodliness; wickedness., An impious act; an act of wickednes.
impinge verb t. To fall or dash against; to touch upon; to strike; to hit; to ciash with; — with on or upon.
impious adjective Not pious; wanting piety; irreligious; irreverent; ungodly; profane; wanting in reverence for the Supreme Being; as, an impious deed; impious language.
implant verb t. To plant, or infix, for the purpose of growth; to fix deeply; to instill; to inculate; to introduce; as, to implant the seeds of virtue, or the principles of knowledge, in the minds of youth.
implate verb t. To cover with plates; to sheathe; as, to implate a ship with iron.
implead verb t. To institute and prosecute a suit against, in court; to sue or prosecute at law; hence, to accuse; to impeach., To sue at law.
implied adjective Virtually involved or included; involved in substance; inferential; tacitly conceded; — the correlative of express, or expressed. See Imply., of Imply
implore verb t. To call upon, or for, in supplication; to beseech; to prey to, or for, earnestly; to petition with urency; to entreat; to beg; — followed directly by the word expressing the thing sought, or the person from whom it is sought., To entreat; to beg; to prey., Imploration.
impoofo noun The eland.
imposed imp. & past participle of Impose
imposer noun One who imposes.
impound verb t. To shut up or place in an inclosure called a pound; hence, to hold in the custody of a court; as, to impound stray cattle; to impound a document for safe keeping.
impower verb t. See Empower.
impregn verb t. To impregnate; to make fruitful.
impresa noun A device on a shield or seal, or used as a bookplate or the like.
imprese noun A device. See Impresa.
impress verb t. To press, stamp, or print something in or upon; to mark by pressure, or as by pressure; to imprint (that which bears the impression)., To produce by pressure, as a mark, stamp, image, etc.; to imprint (a mark or figure upon something)., Fig.: To fix deeply in the mind; to present forcibly to the attention, etc.; to imprint; to inculcate., To take by force for public service; as, to impress sailors or money., To be impressed; to rest., The act of impressing or making., A mark made by pressure; an indentation; imprint; the image or figure of anything, formed by pressure or as if by pressure; result produced by pressure or influence., Characteristic; mark of distinction; stamp., A device. See Impresa., The act of impressing, or taking by force for the public service; compulsion to serve; also, that which is impressed.
imprest noun To advance on loan., A kind of earnest money; loan; — specifically, money advanced for some public service, as in enlistment.
imprint verb t. To impress; to mark by pressure; to indent; to stamp., To stamp or mark, as letters on paper, by means of type, plates, stamps, or the like; to print the mark (figures, letters, etc., upon something)., To fix indelibly or permanently, as in the mind or memory; to impress., Whatever is impressed or imprinted; the impress or mark left by something; specifically, the name of the printer or publisher (usually) with the time and place of issue, in the title-page of a book, or on any printed sheet.
improve verb t. To disprove or make void; to refute., To disapprove; to find fault with; to reprove; to censure; as, to improve negligence., To make better; to increase the value or good qualities of; to ameliorate by care or cultivation; as, to improve land., To use or employ to good purpose; to make productive; to turn to profitable account; to utilize; as, to improve one’s time; to improve his means., To advance or increase by use; to augment or add to; — said with reference to what is bad., To grow better; to advance or make progress in what is desirable; to make or show improvement; as, to improve in health., To advance or progress in bad qualities; to grow worse., To increase; to be enhanced; to rise in value; as, the price of cotton improves.
impulse noun The act of impelling, or driving onward with sudden force; impulsion; especially, force so communicated as to produced motion suddenly, or immediately., The effect of an impelling force; motion produced by a sudden or momentary force., The action of a force during a very small interval of time; the effect of such action; as, the impulse of a sudden blow upon a hard elastic body., A mental force which simply and directly urges to action; hasty inclination; sudden motive; momentary or transient influence of appetite or passion; propension; incitement; as, a man of good impulses; passion often gives a violent impulse to the will., To impel; to incite.
imputed imp. & past participle of Impute
imputer noun One who imputes.
inanity noun Inanition; void space; vacuity; emptiness., Want of seriousness; aimlessness; frivolity., An inane, useless thing or pursuit; a vanity; a silly object; — chiefly in pl.; as, the inanities of the world.
inaugur verb t. To inaugurate.
inbarge verb t. & i. To embark; to go or put into a barge.
inbeing noun Inherence; inherent existence.
inblown adjective Blown in or into.
inboard adjective & adverb Inside the line of a vessel’s bulwarks or hull; the opposite of outboard; as, an inboard cargo; haul the boom inboard., From without inward; toward the inside; as, the inboard stroke of a steam engine piston, the inward or return stroke.
inbreak noun Alt. of Inbreaking
inbreed verb t. To produce or generate within., To breed in and in. See under Breed, v. i.
inburnt adjective Burnt in; ineffaceable.
inburst noun A bursting in or into.
incaged imp. & past participle of Incage
incased imp. & past participle of Incase
incaved adjective Inclosed in a cave.
incense verb t. To set on fire; to inflame; to kindle; to burn., To inflame with anger; to endkindle; to fire; to incite; to provoke; to heat; to madden., To offer incense to. See Incense., To perfume with, or as with, incense., The perfume or odors exhaled from spices and gums when burned in celebrating religious rites or as an offering to some deity., The materials used for the purpose of producing a perfume when burned, as fragrant gums, spices, frankincense, etc., Also used figuratively.
inching present participle & vb. noun of Inch
inchant verb t. See Enchant.
inchase verb t. See Enchase.
inchest verb t. To put into a chest.
inchpin noun The sweetbread of a deer.
incised imp. & past participle of Incise, Cut in; carved; engraved., Having deep and sharp notches, as a leaf or a petal.
incisor noun One of the teeth in front of the canines in either jaw; an incisive tooth. See Tooth., Adapted for cutting; of or pertaining to the incisors; incisive; as, the incisor nerve; an incisor foramen; an incisor tooth.
incited imp. & past participle of Incite
inciter noun One who, or that which, incites.
incivil adjective Uncivil; rude.
inclasp verb t. To clasp within; to hold fast to; to embrace or encircle.
inclave adjective Resembling a series of dovetails; — said of a line of division, such as the border of an ordinary.
incline verb i. To deviate from a line, direction, or course, toward an object; to lean; to tend; as, converging lines incline toward each other; a road inclines to the north or south., Fig.: To lean or tend, in an intellectual or moral sense; to favor an opinion, a course of conduct, or a person; to have a propensity or inclination; to be disposed., To bow; to incline the head., To cause to deviate from a line, position, or direction; to give a leaning, bend, or slope to; as, incline the column or post to the east; incline your head to the right., To impart a tendency or propensity to, as to the will or affections; to turn; to dispose; to influence., To bend; to cause to stoop or bow; as, to incline the head or the body in acts of reverence or civility., An inclined plane; an ascent o/ descent; a grade or gradient; a slope.
inclose verb t. To surround; to shut in; to confine on all sides; to include; to shut up; to encompass; as, to inclose a fort or an army with troops; to inclose a town with walls., To put within a case, envelope, or the like; to fold (a thing) within another or into the same parcel; as, to inclose a letter or a bank note., To separate from common grounds by a fence; as, to inclose lands., To put into harness; to harness.
incloud verb t. To envelop as in clouds; to darken; to obscure.
include verb t. To confine within; to hold; to contain; to shut up; to inclose; as, the shell of a nut includes the kernel; a pearl is included in a shell., To comprehend or comprise, as a genus the species, the whole a part, an argument or reason the inference; to contain; to embrace; as, this volume of Shakespeare includes his sonnets; he was included in the invitation to the family; to and including page twenty-five., To conclude; to end; to terminate.
inclusa noun pl. A tribe of bivalve mollusks, characterized by the closed state of the mantle which envelops the body. The ship borer (Teredo navalis) is an example.
incoach verb t. To put a coach.
incoact adjective Alt. of Incoacted
incomer noun One who comes in., One who succeeds another, as a tenant of land, houses, etc.
increst verb t. To adorn with a crest.
incrust verb t. To cover or line with a crust, or hard coat; to form a crust on the surface of; as, iron incrusted with rust; a vessel incrusted with salt; a sweetmeat incrusted with sugar., To inlay into, as a piece of carving or other ornamental object.
incubus noun A demon; a fiend; a lascivious spirit, supposed to have sexual intercourse with women by night., The nightmare. See Nightmare., Any oppressive encumbrance or burden; anything that prevents the free use of the faculties.
incurve verb t. To bend; to curve; to make crooked.
indazol noun A nitrogenous compound, C7H6N2, analogous to indol, and produced from a diazo derivative or cinnamic acid.
indexes plural of Index
indices plural of Index, of Index, See Index.
indexed imp. & past participle of Index
indexer noun One who makes an index.
indical adjective Indexical.
indican noun A glucoside obtained from woad (indigo plant) and other plants, as a yellow or light brown sirup. It has a nauseous bitter taste, a decomposes or drying. By the action of acids, ferments, etc., it breaks down into sugar and indigo. It is the source of natural indigo., An indigo-forming substance, found in urine, and other animal fluids, and convertible into red and blue indigo (urrhodin and uroglaucin). Chemically, it is indoxyl sulphate of potash, C8H6NSO4K, and is derived from the indol formed in the alimentary canal. Called also uroxanthin.
indicia noun pl. Discriminating marks; signs; tokens; indications; appearances.
inditch verb t. To bury in, or cast into, a ditch.
indited imp. & past participle of Indite
inditer noun One who indites.
indogen noun A complex, nitrogenous radical, C8H5NO, regarded as the essential nucleus of indigo.
indoles noun Natural disposition; natural quality or abilities.
indolin noun A dark resinous substance, polymeric with indol, and obtained by the reduction of indigo white.
indoors adverb Within the house; — usually separated, in doors.
indorse verb t. To cover the back of; to load or burden., To write upon the back or outside of a paper or letter, as a direction, heading, memorandum, or address., To write one’s name, alone or with other words, upon the back of (a paper), for the purpose of transferring it, or to secure the payment of a /ote, draft, or the like; to guarantee the payment, fulfillment, performance, or validity of, or to certify something upon the back of (a check, draft, writ, warrant of arrest, etc.)., To give one’s name or support to; to sanction; to aid by approval; to approve; as, to indorse an opinion.
indoxyl noun A nitrogenous substance, C8H7NO, isomeric with oxindol, obtained as an oily liquid.
indrawn adjective Drawn in.
induced imp. & past participle of Induce
inducer noun One who, or that which, induces or incites.
induing present participle & vb. noun of Indue
indulge verb t. To be complacent toward; to give way to; not to oppose or restrain, to give free course to; to give one’s self up to; as, to indulge sloth, pride, selfishness, or inclinations;, to yield to the desire of; to gratify by compliance; to humor; to withhold restraint from; as, to indulge children in their caprices or willfulness; to indulge one’s self with a rest or in pleasure., To grant as by favor; to bestow in concession, or in compliance with a wish or request., To indulge one’s self; to gratify one’s tastes or desires; esp., to give one’s self up (to); to practice a forbidden or questionable act without restraint; — followed by in, but formerly, also, by to.
indulto noun A privilege or exemption; an indulgence; a dispensation granted by the pope., A duty levied on all importations.
indusia plural of Indusium
indwelt imp. & past participle of Indwell
indwell verb t. & i. To dwell in; to abide within; to remain in possession.
inearth verb t. To inter.
ineptly adverb Unfitly; unsuitably; awkwardly.
inequal adjective Unequal; uneven; various.
inermis adjective Unarmed; destitute of prickles or thorns, as a leaf.
inertia noun That property of matter by which it tends when at rest to remain so, and when in motion to continue in motion, and in the same straight line or direction, unless acted on by some external force; — sometimes called vis inertiae., Inertness; indisposition to motion, exertion, or action; want of energy; sluggishness., Want of activity; sluggishness; — said especially of the uterus, when, in labor, its contractions have nearly or wholly ceased.
inertly adverb Without activity; sluggishly.
in esse In being; actually existing; — distinguished from in posse, or in potentia, which denote that a thing is not, but may be.
inexact adjective Not exact; not precisely correct or true; inaccurate.
inexist verb i. To exist within; to dwell within.
infancy noun The state or period of being an infant; the first part of life; early childhood., The first age of anything; the beginning or early period of existence; as, the infancy of an art., The state or condition of one under age, or under the age of twenty-one years; nonage; minority.
infanta noun A title borne by every one of the daughters of the kings of Spain and Portugal, except the eldest.
infante noun A title given to every one of sons of the kings of Spain and Portugal, except the eldest or heir apparent.
infarce verb t. To stuff; to swell.
infaust adjective Not favorable; unlucky; unpropitious; sinister.
infeoff verb t. See Enfeoff.
infidel adjective Not holding the faith; — applied esp. to one who does not believe in the inspiration of the Scriptures, and the supernatural origin of Christianity., One who does not believe in the prevailing religious faith; especially, one who does not believe in the divine origin and authority of Christianity; a Mohammedan; a heathen; a freethinker.
infield verb t. To inclose, as a field., Arable and manured land kept continually under crop; — distinguished from outfield., The diamond; — opposed to outfield. See Diamond, n., 5.
infixed imp. & past participle of Infix
inflame verb t. To set on fire; to kindle; to cause to burn, flame, or glow., Fig.: To kindle or intensify, as passion or appetite; to excite to an excessive or unnatural action or heat; as, to inflame desire., To provoke to anger or rage; to exasperate; to irritate; to incense; to enrage., To put in a state of inflammation; to produce morbid heat, congestion, or swelling, of; as, to inflame the eyes by overwork., To exaggerate; to enlarge upon., To grow morbidly hot, congested, or painful; to become angry or incensed.
inflate p. adjective Blown in; inflated., To swell or distend with air or gas; to dilate; to expand; to enlarge; as, to inflate a bladder; to inflate the lungs., Fig.: To swell; to puff up; to elate; as, to inflate one with pride or vanity., To cause to become unduly expanded or increased; as, to inflate the currency., To expand; to fill; to distend.
inflect verb t. To turn from a direct line or course; to bend; to incline, to deflect; to curve; to bow., To vary, as a noun or a verb in its terminations; to decline, as a noun or adjective, or to conjugate, as a verb., To modulate, as the voice.
inflesh verb t. To incarnate.
inflict verb t. To give, cause, or produce by striking, or as if by striking; to apply forcibly; to lay or impose; to send; to cause to bear, feel, or suffer; as, to inflict blows; to inflict a wound with a dagger; to inflict severe pain by ingratitude; to inflict punishment on an offender; to inflict the penalty of death on a criminal.
infound verb t. To pour in; to infuse.
infract adjective Not broken or fractured; unharmed; whole., To break; to infringe.
infumed adjective Dried in smoke; smoked.
infused imp. & past participle of Infuse
infuser noun One who, or that which, infuses.
ingenie noun See Ingeny.
ingenit adjective Innate; inborn; inbred; inherent; native; ingenerate.
ingesta noun pl. That which is introduced into the body by the stomach or alimentary canal; — opposed to egesta.
inglobe verb t. To infix, as in a globe; to fix or secure firmly.
ingorge verb t. & i. See Engorge.
ingrace verb t. To ingratiate.
ingraff verb t. See Ingraft.
ingraft verb t. To insert, as a scion of one tree, shrub, or plant in another for propagation; as, to ingraft a peach scion on a plum tree; figuratively, to insert or introduce in such a way as to make a part of something., To subject to the process of grafting; to furnish with grafts or scions; to graft; as, to ingraft a tree.
ingrain adjective Dyed with grain, or kermes., Dyed before manufacture, — said of the material of a textile fabric; hence, in general, thoroughly inwrought; forming an essential part of the substance., An ingrain fabric, as a carpet., To dye with or in grain or kermes., To dye in the grain, or before manufacture., To work into the natural texture or into the mental or moral constitution of; to stain; to saturate; to imbue; to infix deeply.
ingrate adjective Ingrateful., An ungrateful person.
ingrave verb t. To engrave., To bury.
ingreat verb t. To make great; to enlarge; to magnify.
ingress noun The act of entering; entrance; as, the ingress of air into the lungs., Power or liberty of entrance or access; means of entering; as, all ingress was prohibited., The entrance of the moon into the shadow of the earth in eclipses, the sun’s entrance into a sign, etc., To go in; to enter.
ingross verb t. See Engross.
inhabit verb t. To live or dwell in; to occupy, as a place of settled residence; as, wild beasts inhabit the forest; men inhabit cities and houses., To have residence in a place; to dwell; to live; to abide.
inhaled imp. & past participle of Inhale
inhaler noun One who inhales., An apparatus for inhaling any vapor or volatile substance, as ether or chloroform, for medicinal purposes., A contrivance to filter, as air, in order to protect the lungs from inhaling damp or cold air, noxious gases, dust, etc.; also, the respiratory apparatus for divers.
inhance verb t. See Enhance.
inhered imp. & past participle of Inhere
inherit verb t. To take by descent from an ancestor; to take by inheritance; to take as heir on the death of an ancestor or other person to whose estate one succeeds; to receive as a right or title descendible by law from an ancestor at his decease; as, the heir inherits the land or real estate of his father; the eldest son of a nobleman inherits his father’s title; the eldest son of a king inherits the crown., To receive or take by birth; to have by nature; to derive or acquire from ancestors, as mental or physical qualities; as, he inherits a strong constitution, a tendency to disease, etc., To come into possession of; to possess; to own; to enjoy as a possession., To put in possession of., To take or hold a possession, property, estate, or rights by inheritance.
inherse verb t. See Inhearse.
inhibit verb t. To check; to hold back; to restrain; to hinder., To forbid; to prohibit; to interdict.
inhuman adjective Destitute of the kindness and tenderness that belong to a human being; cruel; barbarous; savage; unfeeling; as, an inhuman person or people., Characterized by, or attended with, cruelty; as, an inhuman act or punishment.
inhumed imp. & past participle of Inhume
initial adjective Of or pertaining to the beginning; marking the commencement; incipient; commencing; as, the initial symptoms of a disease., Placed at the beginning; standing at the head, as of a list or series; as, the initial letters of a name., The first letter of a word or a name., To put an initial to; to mark with an initial of initials.
inition noun Initiation; beginning.
injelly verb t. To place in jelly.
injoint verb t. To join; to unite., To disjoint; to separate.
injured imp. & past participle of Injure
injurer noun One who injures or wrongs.
injurie plural of Injuria
injuria noun Injury; invasion of another’s rights.
inkfish noun A cuttlefish. See Cuttlefish.
inkhorn noun A small bottle of horn or other material formerly used for holding ink; an inkstand; a portable case for writing materials., Learned; pedantic; affected.
inkling noun A hint; an intimation.
inkneed adjective See Knock-kneed.
inlaced imp. & past participle of Inlace
inlaied imp. & past participle of Inlay
inlayer noun One who inlays, or whose occupation it is to inlay.
in loco In the place; in the proper or natural place.
inmeats nounpl. The edible viscera of animals, as the heart, liver, etc.
innerly adverb More within.
innerve verb t. To give nervous energy or power to; to give increased energy,force,or courage to; to invigorate; to stimulate.
innuent adjective Conveying a hint; significant.
innyard noun The yard adjoining an inn.
inosite noun A white crystalline substance with a sweet taste, found in certain animal tissues and fluids, particularly in the muscles of the heart and lungs, also in some plants, as in unripe pease, beans, potato sprouts, etc. Called also phaseomannite.
inquest noun Inquiry; quest; search., Judicial inquiry; official examination, esp. before a jury; as, a coroner’s inquest in case of a sudden death., A body of men assembled under authority of law to inquire into any matterm civil or criminal, particularly any case of violent or sudden death; a jury, particularly a coroner’s jury. The grand jury is sometimes called the grand inquest. See under Grand., The finding of the jury upon such inquiry.
inquiet verb t. To disquiet.
inquire verb i. To ask a question; to seek for truth or information by putting queries., To seek to learn anything by recourse to the proper means of knoledge; to make examination., To ask about; to seek to know by asking; to make examination or inquiry respecting., To call or name.
inquiry noun The act of inquiring; a seeking for information by asking questions; interrogation; a question or questioning., Search for truth, information, or knoledge; examination into facts or principles; research; invextigation; as, physical inquiries.
insanie noun Insanity.
insculp verb t. To engrave; to carve; to sculpture.
insecta noun pl. One of the classes of Arthropoda, including those that have one pair of antennae, three pairs of mouth organs, and breathe air by means of tracheae, opening by spiracles along the sides of the body. In this sense it includes the Hexapoda, or six-legged insects and the Myriapoda, with numerous legs. See Insect, n., In a more restricted sense, the Hexapoda alone. See Hexapoda., In the most general sense, the Hexapoda, Myriapoda, and Arachnoidea, combined.
insense verb t. To make to understand; to instruct.
inserve verb i. To be of use to an end; to serve.
inshave noun A plane for shaving or dressing the concave or inside faces of barrel staves.
inshell verb t. To hide in a shell.
inshore adjective Being near or moving towards the shore; as, inshore fisheries; inshore currents., Towards the shore; as, the boat was headed inshore.
insight noun A sight or view of the interior of anything; a deep inspection or view; introspection; — frequently used with into., Power of acute observation and deduction; penetration; discernment; perception.
insinew verb t. To strengthen, as with sinews; to invigorate.
insipid adjective Wanting in the qualities which affect the organs of taste; without taste or savor; vapid; tasteless; as, insipid drink or food., Wanting in spirit, life, or animation; uninteresting; weak; vapid; flat; dull; heavy; as, an insipid woman; an insipid composition.
in situ In its natural position or place; — said of a rock or fossil, when found in the situation in which it was originally formed or deposited.
insnare verb t. To catch in a snare; to entrap; to take by artificial means., To take by wiles, stratagem, or deceit; to involve in difficulties or perplexities; to seduce by artifice; to inveigle; to allure; to entangle.
insnarl verb t. To make into a snarl or knot; to entangle; to snarl.
insooth adverb In sooth; truly.
inspect verb t. To look upon; to view closely and critically, esp. in order to ascertain quality or condition, to detect errors, etc., to examine; to scrutinize; to investigate; as, to inspect conduct., To view and examine officially, as troops, arms, goods offered, work done for the public, etc.; to oversee; to superintend., Inspection.
inspire verb t. To breathe into; to fill with the breath; to animate., To infuse by breathing, or as if by breathing., To draw in by the operation of breathing; to inhale; — opposed to expire., To infuse into the mind; to communicate to the spirit; to convey, as by a divine or supernatural influence; to disclose preternaturally; to produce in, as by inspiration., To infuse into; to affect, as with a superior or supernatural influence; to fill with what animates, enlivens, or exalts; to communicate inspiration to; as, to inspire a child with sentiments of virtue., To draw in breath; to inhale air into the lungs; — opposed to expire., To breathe; to blow gently.
install verb t. To set in a seat; to give a place to; establish (one) in a place., To place in an office, rank, or order; to invest with any charge by the usual ceremonies; to instate; to induct; as, to install an ordained minister as pastor of a church; to install a college president.
instamp verb t. See Enstamp.
instant adjective Pressing; urgent; importunate; earnest., Closely pressing or impending in respect to time; not deferred; immediate; without delay., Present; current., Instantly., A point in duration; a moment; a portion of time too short to be estimated; also, any particular moment., A day of the present or current month; as, the sixth instant; — an elliptical expression equivalent to the sixth of the month instant, i. e., the current month. See Instant, a., 3.
instate verb t. To set, place, or establish, as in a rank, office, or condition; to install; to invest; as, to instate a person in greatness or in favor.
instead adverb In the place or room; — usually followed by of., Equivalent; equal to; — usually with of.
insteep verb t. To steep or soak; to drench.
instill verb t. To drop in; to pour in drop by drop; hence, to impart gradually; to infuse slowly; to cause to be imbibed.
instore verb t. To store up; to inclose; to contain.
instyle verb t. To style.
insular adjective Of or pertaining to an island; of the nature, or possessing the characteristics, of an island; as, an insular climate, fauna, etc., Of or pertaining to the people of an island; narrow; circumscribed; illiberal; contracted; as, insular habits, opinions, or prejudices., An islander.
insulse adjective Insipid; dull; stupid.
insured imp. & past participle of Insure
insurer noun One who, or that which, insures; the person or company that contracts to indemnify losses for a premium; an underwriter.
intagli plural of Intaglio
integer noun A complete entity; a whole number, in contradistinction to a fraction or a mixed number.
intense adjective Strained; tightly drawn; kept on the stretch; strict; very close or earnest; as, intense study or application; intense thought., Extreme in degree; excessive; immoderate; as: (a) Ardent; fervent; as, intense heat. (b) Keen; biting; as, intense cold. (c) Vehement; earnest; exceedingly strong; as, intense passion or hate. (d) Very severe; violent; as, intense pain or anguish. (e) Deep; strong; brilliant; as, intense color or light.
interim noun The meantime; time intervening; interval between events, etc., A name given to each of three compromises made by the emperor Charles V. of Germany for the sake of harmonizing the connecting opinions of Protestants and Catholics.
interne adjective That which is within; the interior.
intitle verb t. See Entitle.
intoned imp. & past participle of Intone
intrant adjective Entering; penetrating., One who enters; especially, a person entering upon some office or station.
intreat verb t. See Entreat.
introit noun A going in., A psalm sung or chanted immediately before the collect, epistle, and gospel, and while the priest is entering within the rails of the altar., A part of a psalm or other portion of Scripture read by the priest at Mass immediately after ascending to the altar., An anthem or psalm sung before the Communion service., Any composition of vocal music appropriate to the opening of church services.
intrude verb i. To thrust one’s self in; to come or go in without invitation, permission, or welcome; to encroach; to trespass; as, to intrude on families at unseasonable hours; to intrude on the lands of another., To thrust or force (something) in or upon; especially, to force (one’s self) in without leave or welcome; as, to intrude one’s presence into a conference; to intrude one’s opinions upon another., To enter by force; to invade., The cause to enter or force a way, as into the crevices of rocks.
intrunk verb t. To inclose as in a trunk; to incase.
intrust verb t. To deliver (something) to another in trust; to deliver to (another) something in trust; to commit or surrender (something) to another with a certain confidence regarding his care, use, or disposal of it; as, to intrust a servant with one’s money or intrust money or goods to a servant.
intwine verb t. To twine or twist into, or together; to wreathe; as, a wreath of flowers intwined., To be or to become intwined.
intwist verb t. To twist into or together; to interweave.
inuendo noun See Innuendo.
inuloid noun A substance resembling inulin, found in the unripe bulbs of the dahila.
inuring present participle & vb. noun of Inure
inurned imp. & past participle of Inurn
inutile adjective Useless; unprofitable.
invaded imp. & past participle of Invade
invader noun One who invades; an assailant; an encroacher; an intruder.
invalid adjective Of no force, weight, or cogency; not valid; weak., Having no force, effect, or efficacy; void; null; as, an invalid contract or agreement., A person who is weak and infirm; one who is disabled for active service; especially, one in chronic ill health., Not well; feeble; infirm; sickly; as, he had an invalid daughter., To make or render invalid or infirm., To classify or enroll as an invalid.
inveigh verb i. To declaim or rail (against some person or thing); to utter censorious and bitter language; to attack with harsh criticism or reproach, either spoken or written; to use invectives; — with against; as, to inveigh against character, conduct, manners, customs, morals, a law, an abuse.
invenom verb t. See Envenom.
inverse adjective Opposite in order, relation, or effect; reversed; inverted; reciprocal; — opposed to direct., Inverted; having a position or mode of attachment the reverse of that which is usual., Opposite in nature and effect; — said with reference to any two operations, which, when both are performed in succession upon any quantity, reproduce that quantity; as, multiplication is the inverse operation to division. The symbol of an inverse operation is the symbol of the direct operation with -1 as an index. Thus sin-1 x means the arc whose sine is x., That which is inverse.
invigor verb t. To invigorate.
invious adjective Untrodden.
invited imp. & past participle of Invite
inviter noun One who, or that which, invites.
invoice noun A written account of the particulars of merchandise shipped or sent to a purchaser, consignee, factor, etc., with the value or prices and charges annexed., The lot or set of goods as shipped or received; as, the merchant receives a large invoice of goods., To make a written list or account of, as goods to be sent to a consignee; to insert in a priced list; to write or enter in an invoice.
invoked imp. & past participle of Invoke
involve verb t. To roll or fold up; to wind round; to entwine., To envelop completely; to surround; to cover; to hide; to involve in darkness or obscurity., To complicate or make intricate, as in grammatical structure., To connect with something as a natural or logical consequence or effect; to include necessarily; to imply., To take in; to gather in; to mingle confusedly; to blend or merge., To envelop, infold, entangle, or embarrass; as, to involve a person in debt or misery., To engage thoroughly; to occupy, employ, or absorb., To raise to any assigned power; to multiply, as a quantity, into itself a given number of times; as, a quantity involved to the third or fourth power.
inwards adjective Toward the inside; toward the center or interior; as, to bend a thing inward., Into, or toward, the mind or thoughts; inwardly; as, to turn the attention inward., See Inward.
inweave verb t. To weave in or together; to intermix or intertwine by weaving; to interlace.
inwheel verb t. To encircle.
iodized imp. & past participle of Iodize
iodizer noun One who, or that which, iodizes.
ioduret noun Iodide.
io moth A large and handsome American moth (Hyperchiria Io), having a large, bright-colored spot on each hind wing, resembling the spots on the tail of a peacock. The larva is covered with prickly hairs, which sting like nettles.
ipocras noun Hippocras.
ipomoea noun A genus of twining plants with showy monopetalous flowers, including the morning-glory, the sweet potato, and the cypress vine.
iracund adjective Irascible; choleric.
iranian adjective Of or pertaining to Iran., A native of Iran; also, the Iranian or Persian language, a division of the Aryan family of languages.
irenics noun That branch of Christian science which treats of the methods of securing unity among Christians or harmony and union among the churches; — called also Irenical theology.
iricism noun Irishism.
iridian adjective Of or pertaining to the iris or rainbow.
iridium noun A rare metallic element, of the same group as platinum, which it much resembles, being silver-white, but harder, and brittle, and indifferent to most corrosive agents. With the exception of osmium, it is the heaviest substance known, its specific gravity being 22.4. Symbol Ir. Atomic weight 192.5.
iridize verb t. To point or tip with iridium, as a gold pen., To make iridescent; as, to iridize glass.
irishry noun The Celtic people of Ireland.
irksome adjective Wearisome; tedious; disagreeable or troublesome by reason of long continuance or repetition; as, irksome hours; irksome tasks., Weary; vexed; uneasy.
ironing present participle & vb. noun of Iron, The act or process of smoothing, as clothes, with hot flatirons., The clothes ironed.
ironish adjective Resembling iron, as in taste.
ironist noun One who uses irony.
isagoge noun An introduction.
isatide noun A white crystalline substance obtained by the partial reduction of isatin.
ischias adjective See Ischial.
ischial adjective Of or pertaining to the ischium or hip; ischiac; ischiadic; ischiatic.
ischion noun Alt. of Ischium
ischium noun The ventral and posterior of the three principal bones composing either half of the pelvis; seat bone; the huckle bone., One of the pleurae of insects.
ischury noun A retention or suppression of urine.
islandy adjective Of or pertaining to islands; full of islands.
isolate verb t. To place in a detached situation; to place by itself or alone; to insulate; to separate from others., To insulate. See Insulate., To separate from all foreign substances; to make pure; to obtain in a free state.
isonomy noun Equal law or right; equal distribution of rights and privileges; similarity.
isopoda noun pl. An order of sessile-eyed Crustacea, usually having seven pairs of legs, which are all similar in structure.
isorcin noun A crystalline hydrocarbon derivative, metameric with orcin, but produced artificially; — called also cresorcin.
isouric adjective Pertaining to, or designating, a complex nitrogenous acid, isomeric with uric acid.
issuant adjective Issuing or coming up; — a term used to express a charge or bearing rising or coming out of another.
issuing present participle & vb. noun of Issue
isthmus noun A neck or narrow slip of land by which two continents are connected, or by which a peninsula is united to the mainland; as, the Isthmus of Panama; the Isthmus of Suez, etc.
itacism noun Pronunciation of / (eta) as the modern Greeks pronounce it, that is, like e in the English word be. This was the pronunciation advocated by Reu/hlin and his followers, in opposition to the etacism of Erasmus. See Etacism.
itacist noun One who is in favor of itacism.
italian adjective Of or pertaining to Italy, or to its people or language., A native or inhabitant of Italy., The language used in Italy, or by the Italians.
italics plural of Italic
itching present participle & vb. noun of Itch
iteming present participle & vb. noun of Item
itemize verb t. To state in items, or by particulars; as, to itemize the cost of a railroad.
iterant adjective Repeating; iterating; as, an iterant echo.
iterate adjective Uttered or done again; repeated., To utter or do a second time or many times; to repeat; as, to iterate advice., By way of iteration.
ittrium noun See Yttrium.
iulidan noun One of the Iulidae, a family of myriapods, of which the genus Iulus is the type. See Iulus.
ivoride noun A composition resembling ivory in appearance and used as a substitute for it.
ivories plural of Ivory
ixodian noun A tick of the genus Ixodes, or the family Ixodidae.
izedism noun The religion of the Izedis.