8 letter word starting with ad

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
adamical adjective Of or pertaining to Adam, or resembling him.
adapting present participle & vb. noun of Adapt
adaption noun Adaptation.
adaptive adjective Suited, given, or tending, to adaptation; characterized by adaptation; capable of adapting.
addendum noun A thing to be added; an appendix or addition.
addicted imp. & past participle of Addict
addition noun The act of adding two or more things together; — opposed to subtraction or diminution., Anything added; increase; augmentation; as, a piazza is an addition to a building., That part of arithmetic which treats of adding numbers., A dot at the right side of a note as an indication that its sound is to be lengthened one half., A title annexed to a man’s name, to identify him more precisely; as, John Doe, Esq.; Richard Roe, Gent.; Robert Dale, Mason; Thomas Way, of New York; a mark of distinction; a title., Something added to a coat of arms, as a mark of honor; — opposed to abatement.
additive adjective Proper to be added; positive; — opposed to subtractive.
additory adjective Tending to add; making some addition.
addlings noun pl. Earnings.
addorsed adjective Set or turned back to back.
adducing present participle & vb. noun of Adduce
adducent adjective Bringing together or towards a given point; — a word applied to those muscles of the body which pull one part towards another. Opposed to abducent.
adductor noun A muscle which draws a limb or part of the body toward the middle line of the body, or closes extended parts of the body; — opposed to abductor; as, the adductor of the eye, which turns the eye toward the nose.
adelopod noun An animal having feet that are not apparent.
adelphia noun A “brotherhood,” or collection of stamens in a bundle; — used in composition, as in the class names, Monadelphia, Diadelphia, etc.
adenalgy noun Pain in a gland.
adenitis noun Glandular inflammation.
adeption adjective An obtaining; attainment.
adeptist noun A skilled alchemist.
adequacy noun The state or quality of being adequate, proportionate, or sufficient; a sufficiency for a particular purpose; as, the adequacy of supply to the expenditure.
adequate adjective Equal to some requirement; proportionate, or correspondent; fully sufficient; as, powers adequate to a great work; an adequate definition., To equalize; to make adequate., To equal.
adfected verb See Affected, 5.
adhamant adjective Clinging, as by hooks.
adhering present participle & vb. noun of Adhere
adherent adjective Sticking; clinging; adhering., Attached as an attribute or circumstance., Congenitally united with an organ of another kind, as calyx with ovary, or stamens with petals., One who adheres; one who adheres; one who follows a leader, party, or profession; a follower, or partisan; a believer in a particular faith or church., That which adheres; an appendage.
adhesion noun The action of sticking; the state of being attached; intimate union; as, the adhesion of glue, or of parts united by growth, cement, or the like., Adherence; steady or firm attachment; fidelity; as, adhesion to error, to a policy., Agreement to adhere; concurrence; assent., The molecular attraction exerted between bodies in contact. See Cohesion., Union of surface, normally separate, by the formation of new tissue resulting from an inflammatory process., The union of parts which are separate in other plants, or in younger states of the same plant.
adhesive adjective Sticky; tenacious, as glutinous substances., Apt or tending to adhere; clinging.
adiantum noun A genus of ferns, the leaves of which shed water; maidenhair. Also, the black maidenhair, a species of spleenwort.
adipsous adjective Quenching thirst, as certain fruits.
adjacent adjective Lying near, close, or contiguous; neighboring; bordering on; as, a field adjacent to the highway., That which is adjacent.
adjoined imp. & past participle of Adjoin
adjudged imp. & past participle of Adjudge
adjudger noun One who adjudges.
adjugate verb t. To yoke to.
adjument noun Help; support; also, a helper.
adjuvant noun A substance added to an immunogenic agent to enhance the production of antibodies., A substance added to a formulation of a drug which enhances the effect of the active ingredient., Helping; helpful; assisting., An assistant., An ingredient, in a prescription, which aids or modifies the action of the principal ingredient.
adjuring present participle & vb. noun of Adjure
adjusted imp. & past participle of Adjust
adjuster noun One who, or that which, adjusts.
adjutage noun Same as Ajutage.
adjutant noun A helper; an assistant., A regimental staff officer, who assists the colonel, or commanding officer of a garrison or regiment, in the details of regimental and garrison duty., A species of very large stork (Ciconia argala), a native of India; — called also the gigantic crane, and by the native name argala. It is noted for its serpent-destroying habits.
adjutory adjective Serving to help or assist; helping.
adjutrix noun A female helper or assistant.
admiring present participle & vb. noun of Admire, Expressing admiration; as, an admiring glance.
admitted imp. & past participle of Admit, Received as true or valid; acknowledged.
admitter noun One who admits.
admonish verb t. To warn or notify of a fault; to reprove gently or kindly, but seriously; to exhort., To counsel against wrong practices; to cation or advise; to warn against danger or an offense; — followed by of, against, or a subordinate clause., To instruct or direct; to inform; to notify.
adnation noun The adhesion or cohesion of different floral verticils or sets of organs.
adopting present participle & vb. noun of Adopt
adoption noun The act of adopting, or state of being adopted; voluntary acceptance of a child of other parents to be the same as one’s own child., Admission to a more intimate relation; reception; as, the adoption of persons into hospitals or monasteries, or of one society into another., The choosing and making that to be one’s own which originally was not so; acceptance; as, the adoption of opinions.
adoptive adjective Pertaining to adoption; made or acquired by adoption; fitted to adopt; as, an adoptive father, an child; an adoptive language.
adorable adjective Deserving to be adored; worthy of divine honors., Worthy of the utmost love or respect.
adorably adverb In an adorable manner.
adorning present participle & vb. noun of Adorn
adragant noun Gum tragacanth.
adreamed past participle Visited by a dream; — used in the phrase, To be adreamed, to dream.
adriatic adjective Of or pertaining to a sea so named, the northwestern part of which is known as the Gulf of Venice.
adrogate verb t. To adopt (a person who is his own master).
adroitly adverb In an adroit manner.
adscript adjective Held to service as attached to the soil; — said of feudal serfs., One held to service as attached to the glebe or estate; a feudal serf.
adstrict noun See Astrict, and Astriction.
adularia noun A transparent or translucent variety of common feldspar, or orthoclase, which often shows pearly opalescent reflections; — called by lapidaries moonstone.
adulator noun A servile or hypocritical flatterer.
adultery noun The unfaithfulness of a married person to the marriage bed; sexual intercourse by a married man with another than his wife, or voluntary sexual intercourse by a married woman with another than her husband., Adulteration; corruption., Lewdness or unchastity of thought as well as act, as forbidden by the seventh commandment., Faithlessness in religion., The fine and penalty imposed for the offense of adultery., The intrusion of a person into a bishopric during the life of the bishop., Injury; degradation; ruin.
aduncity noun Curvature inwards; hookedness.
aduncous adjective Curved inwards; hooked.
adustion noun The act of burning, or heating to dryness; the state of being thus heated or dried., Cauterization.
advanced imp. & past participle of Advance, In the van or front., In the front or before others, as regards progress or ideas; as, advanced opinions, advanced thinkers., Far on in life or time.
advancer noun One who advances; a promoter., A second branch of a buck’s antler.
adverted imp. & past participle of Advert
advising present participle & vb. noun of Advise
advisory adjective Having power to advise; containing advice; as, an advisory council; their opinion is merely advisory.
advocacy noun The act of pleading for or supporting; work of advocating; intercession.
advocate noun One who pleads the cause of another. Specifically: One who pleads the cause of another before a tribunal or judicial court; a counselor., One who defends, vindicates, or espouses any cause by argument; a pleader; as, an advocate of free trade, an advocate of truth., Christ, considered as an intercessor., To plead in favor of; to defend by argument, before a tribunal or the public; to support, vindicate, or recommend publicly., To act as advocate.
advoutry noun Alt. of Advowtry
advowtry noun Adultery.
advowson noun The right of presenting to a vacant benefice or living in the church. [Originally, the relation of a patron (advocatus) or protector of a benefice, and thus privileged to nominate or present to it.]
adynamia noun Considerable debility of the vital powers, as in typhoid fever.
adynamic adjective Pertaining to, or characterized by, debility of the vital powers; weak., Characterized by the absence of power or force.