9 letter word starting with u

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
ubication noun Alt. of Ubiety
udderless adjective Destitute or deprived of an udder., Hence, without mother’s milk; motherless; as, udderless lambs.
ulcerable adjective Capable of ulcerating.
ulcerated imp. & past participle of Ulcerate, Affected with, or as with, an ulcer or ulcers; as, an ulcerated sore throat.
ulcuscule noun A little ulcer.
uliginose adjective Alt. of Uliginous
uliginous adjective Muddy; oozy; slimy; also, growing in muddy places.
ulmaceous adjective Of or pertaining to a suborder of urticaceous plants, of which the elm is the type.
ulotrichi noun pl. The division of mankind which embraces the races having woolly or crispy hair. Cf. Leiotrichi.
ultimated imp. & past participle of Ultimate
ultimatum noun A final proposition, concession, or condition; especially, the final propositions, conditions, or terms, offered by either of the parties in a diplomatic negotiation; the most favorable terms a negotiator can offer, the rejection of which usually puts an end to the hesitation.
ululating present participle & vb. noun of Ululate
ululation noun A howling, as of a dog or wolf; a wailing.
umbellate adjective Alt. of Umbellated
umbellule noun An umbellet.
umbilical noun Of or pertaining to an umbilicus, or umbilical cord; umbilic., Pertaining to the center; central.
umbilicus noun The depression, or mark, in the median line of the abdomen, which indicates the point where the umbilical cord separated from the fetus; the navel., An ornamented or painted ball or boss fastened at each end of the stick on which manuscripts were rolled., The hilum., A depression or opening in the center of the base of many spiral shells., Either one of the two apertures in the calamus of a feather., One of foci of an ellipse, or other curve., A point of a surface at which the curvatures of the normal sections are all equal to each other. A sphere may be osculatory to the surface in every direction at an umbilicus. Called also umbilic.
umble pie A pie made of umbles. See To eat humble pie, under Humble.
umbonated adjective Having a conical or rounded projection or protuberance, like a boss.
umbratile adjective Umbratic.
umbrosity noun The quality or state of being umbrose; shadiness.
unability noun Inability.
unadvised adjective Not prudent; not discreet; ill advised., Done without due consideration; wanton; rash; inconsiderate; as, an unadvised proceeding.
unaidable adjective Incapable of being aided.
unalloyed adjective Not alloyed; not reduced by foreign admixture; unmixed; unqualified; pure; as, unalloyed metals; unalloyed happiness.
unamiable adjective Not amiable; morose; ill-natured; repulsive.
unanimate adjective Unanimous.
unanimity noun The quality or state of being unanimous.
unanimous adjective Being of one mind; agreeing in opinion, design, or determination; consentient; not discordant or dissentient; harmonious; as, the assembly was unanimous; the members of the council were unanimous., Formed with unanimity; indicating unanimity; having the agreement and consent of all; agreed upon without the opposition or contradiction of any; as, a unanimous opinion; a unanimous vote.
unapparel verb t. To divest of clothing; to strip.
unascried adjective Not descried.
unaserved adjective Not served.
unassured adjective Not assured; not bold or confident., Not to be trusted., Not insured against loss; as, unassured goods.
unavoided adjective Not avoided or shunned., Unavoidable; inevitable.
unballast verb t. To free from ballast; to discharge ballast from., Not ballasted.
unbashful adjective Not bashful or modest; bold; impudent; shameless.
unbeguile verb t. To set free from the influence of guile; to undeceive.
unbeknown adjective Not known; unknown.
unbending present participle & vb. noun of Unbend, Not bending; not suffering flexure; not yielding to pressure; stiff; — applied to material things., Unyielding in will; not subject to persuasion or influence; inflexible; resolute; — applied to persons., Unyielding in nature; unchangeable; fixed; — applied to abstract ideas; as, unbending truths., Devoted to relaxation or amusement.
unbespeak verb t. To unsay; hence, to annul or cancel.
unbethink verb t. To change the mind of (one’s self).
unbewitch verb t. To free from a spell; to disenchant.
unbinding present participle & vb. noun of Unbind
unbitting present participle & vb. noun of Unbit
unblessed adjective Alt. of Unblest
unbosomed imp. & past participle of Unbosom
unbosomer noun One who unbosoms, or discloses.
unbounded adjective Having no bound or limit; as, unbounded space; an, unbounded ambition.
unboweled imp. & past participle of Unbowel
unbridled adjective Loosed from the bridle, or as from the bridle; hence, unrestrained; licentious; violent; as, unbridled passions.
unburthen verb t. To unburden; to unload.
uncapable adjective Incapable.
uncarnate adjective Not fleshy; specifically, not made flesh; not incarnate., To divest of flesh.
uncentury verb t. To remove from its actual century.
uncertain adjective Not certain; not having certain knowledge; not assured in mind; distrustful., Irresolute; inconsonant; variable; untrustworthy; as, an uncertain person; an uncertain breeze., Questionable; equivocal; indefinite; problematical., Not sure; liable to fall or err; fallible., To make uncertain.
uncessant adjective Incessant.
unchariot verb t. To throw out of a chariot.
uncharity noun Uncharitableness.
uncharnel verb t. To remove from a charnel house; to raise from the grave; to exhume.
uncinatum noun The unciform bone.
uncivilty adverb In an uncivil manner.
uncleship noun The office or position of an uncle.
unclothed adjective Divested or stripped of clothing., Not yet clothed; wanting clothes; naked.
uncombine verb t. To separate, as substances in combination; to release from combination or union.
unconcern noun Want of concern; absence of anxiety; freedom from solicitude; indifference.
uncongeal verb i. To thaw; to become liquid again.
unconning adjective Not knowing; ignorant., Ignorance.
uncorrect adjective Incorrect.
uncorrupt adjective Incorrupt.
uncovered imp. & past participle of Uncover
uncreated adjective Deprived of existence; annihilated., Not yet created; as, misery uncreated., Not existing by creation; self-existent; eternal; as, God is an uncreated being.
uncrudded adjective Not cruddled, or curdled.
unculture noun Want of culture.
uncunning adjective Ignorant.
uncurable adjective Incurable.
uncurably adverb In an uncurable manner.
uncurrent adjective Not current. Specifically: Not passing in common payment; not receivable at par or full value; as, uncurrent notes.
uncurtain verb t. To remove a curtain from; to reveal.
undampned adjective Uncondemned.
undaunted adjective Not daunted; not subdued or depressed by fear.
undecagon noun A figure having eleven angles and eleven sides.
undeceive verb t. To cause to be no longer deceived; to free from deception, fraud, fallacy, or mistake.
undecency noun Indecency.
undecolic adjective Pertaining to, or designating, an acid, C11H18O2, of the propiolic acid series, obtained indirectly from undecylenic acid as a white crystalline substance.
undecreed adjective Not decreed., Reversed or nullified by decree, as something previously decreed.
undecylic adjective Related to, derived from, or containing, undecyl; specifically, designating that member of the fatty acids which corresponds to undecane, and is obtained as a white crystalline substance, C11H22O2.
under-age adjective Not having arrived at adult age, or at years of discretion; hence, raw; green; immature; boyish; childish.
under-arm adjective Done (as bowling) with the arm not raised above the elbow, that is, not swung far out from the body; underhand. Cf. Over-arm and Round-Arm.
underback noun A vessel which receives the wort as it flows from the mashing tub.
underbear verb t. To support; to endure., To line; to guard; to face; as, cloth of gold underborne with blue tinsel.
underbind verb t. To bind beneath.
underbred adjective Not thoroughly bred; ill-bred; as, an underbred fellow.
undercast verb t. To cast under or beneath.
underclay noun A stratum of clay lying beneath a coal bed, often containing the roots of coal plants, especially the Stigmaria.
undercoat noun A coat worn under another; a light coat, as distinguished from an overcoat, or a greatcoat., A growth of short hair or fur partially concealed by a longer growth; as, a dog’s undercoat.
underdoer noun One who underdoes; a shirk.
underdose noun A dose which is less than required; a small or insufficient dose., To give an underdose or underdoses to; to practice giving insufficient doses.
underfeed verb t. To feed with too little food; to supply with an insufficient quantity of food.
underfong verb t. To undertake; to take in hand; to receive., To insnare; to circumvent., To sustain; to support; to guard.
underfoot adverb Under the feet; underneath; below. See Under foot, under Foot, n., Low; base; abject; trodden down.
undergird verb t. To blind below; to gird round the bottom.
underwent imp. of Undergo, imp. of Undergo.
undergone past participle of Undergo
undergore verb t. To gore underneath.
undergown noun A gown worn under another, or under some other article of dress.
undergrow verb i. To grow to an inferior, or less than the usual, size or height., Undergrown.
undergrub verb t. To undermine.
underhand adjective Secret; clandestine; hence, mean; unfair; fraudulent., Done, as pitching, with the hand lower than the shoulder, or, as bowling, with the hand lower than elbow., By secret means; in a clandestine manner; hence, by fraud; unfairly., In an underhand manner; — said of pitching or bowling.
underhang verb t. & i. To hang under or down; to suspend.
underhead noun A blockhead, or stupid person; a dunderhead.
underhung adjective Resting on a track at the bottom, instead of being suspended; — said of a sliding door., Having the lower jaw projecting.
underjoin verb t. To join below or beneath; to subjoin.
underkeep verb t. To keep under, or in subjection; to suppress.
underkind noun An inferior kind.
underlaid adjective Laid or placed underneath; also, having something laid or lying underneath.
underleaf noun A prolific sort of apple, good for cider.
underline verb t. To mark a line below, as words; to underscore., To influence secretly.
underling noun An inferior person or agent; a subordinate; hence, a mean, sorry fellow.
underlock noun A lock of wool hanging under the belly of a sheep.
undermeal noun The inferior, or after, part of the day; the afternoon., Hence, something occurring or done in the afternoon; esp., an afternoon meal; supper; also, an afternoon nap; a siesta.
undermine verb t. To excavate the earth beneath, or the part of, especially for the purpose of causing to fall or be overthrown; to form a mine under; to sap; as, to undermine a wall., Fig.: To remove the foundation or support of by clandestine means; to ruin in an underhand way; as, to undermine reputation; to undermine the constitution of the state.
undermost adjective Lowest, as in place, rank, or condition.
undernime verb t. To receive; to perceive., To reprove; to reprehend.
underpart noun A subordinate part.
underpeep verb t. To peep under.
underpeer verb t. To peer under.
underplay verb i. To play in a subordinate, or in an inferior manner; to underact a part., To play a low card when holding a high one, in the hope of a future advantage., The act of underplaying.
underplot noun A series of events in a play, proceeding collaterally with the main story, and subservient to it., A clandestine scheme; a trick.
underprop verb t. To prop from beneath; to put a prop under; to support; to uphold.
underpull verb i. To exert one’s influence secretly.
underrate verb t. To rate too low; to rate below the value; to undervalue., A price less than the value; as, to sell a thing at an underrate.
undersail verb i. To sail alongshore.
undersell verb t. To sell the same articles at a lower price than; to sell cheaper than.
undershot adjective Having the lower incisor teeth projecting beyond the upper ones, as in the bulldog., Moved by water passing beneath; — said of a water wheel, and opposed to overshot; as, an undershot wheel.
undershut adjective Closed from beneath.
underside noun The lower or lowest side of anything.
undersign verb t. To write one’s name at the foot or end of, as a letter or any legal instrument.
undersoil noun The soil beneath the surface; understratum; subsoil.
undersold p. p. of Undersell.
undersong noun The burden of a song; the chorus; the refrain., Accompanying strain; subordinate and underlying meaning; accompaniment; undertone.
undersuit noun A suit worn under another suit; a suit of underclothes.
undertook imp. of Undertake, imp. of Undertake.
undertake verb t. To take upon one’s self; to engage in; to enter upon; to take in hand; to begin to perform; to set about; to attempt., Specifically, to take upon one’s self solemnly or expressly; to lay one’s self under obligation, or to enter into stipulations, to perform or to execute; to covenant; to contract., Hence, to guarantee; to promise; to affirm., To assume, as a character., To engage with; to attack., To have knowledge of; to hear., To take or have the charge of., To take upon one’s self, or assume, any business, duty, or province., To venture; to hazard., To give a promise or guarantee; to be surety.
undertide noun Alt. of Undertime
undertime noun The under or after part of the day; undermeal; evening.
undertone noun A low or subdued tone or utterance; a tone less loud than usual.
underturn verb t. To turn upside down; to subvert; to upset.
undervest noun An undershirt.
underwear noun That which is worn under the outside clothing; underclothes.
underween verb t. To undervalue.
underwing noun One of the posterior wings of an insect., Any one of numerous species of noctuid moths belonging to Catocala and allied genera, in which the hind wings are banded with red and black or other conspicuous colors. Many of the species are called red underwing.
underwood noun Small trees and bushes that grow among large trees; coppice; underbrush; — formerly used in the plural.
underwork verb t. To injure by working secretly; to destroy or overthrow by clandestine measure; to undermine., To expend too little work upon; as, to underwork a painting., To do like work at a less price than; as, one mason may underwork another., To work or operate in secret or clandestinely., To do less work than is proper or suitable., To do work for a less price than current rates., Inferior or subordinate work; petty business.
underwrit of Underwrite, of Underwrite
underyoke verb t. To subject to the yoke; to make subject.
undeserve verb t. To fail to deserve.
undivided adjective Not divided; not separated or disunited; unbroken; whole; continuous; as, plains undivided by rivers or mountains., Not set off, as a share in a firm; not made actually separate by division; as, a partner, owning one half in a firm, is said to own an undivided half so long as the business continues and his share is not set off to him., Not directed or given to more than one object; as, undivided attention or affection., Not lobed, cleft, or branched; entire.
undoubted adjective Not doubted; not called in question; indubitable; indisputable; as, undoubted proof; undoubted hero.
undreamed adjective Alt. of Undreamt
undueness noun The quality of being undue.
undulated imp. & past participle of Undulate, Resembling, or in the nature of, waves; having a wavy surface; undulatory., Waved obtusely up and down, near the margin, as a leaf or corolla; wavy., Formed with elevations and depressions resembling waves; having wavelike color markings; as, an undulated shell.
undumpish verb t. To relieve from the dumps.
unearthed imp. & past participle of Unearth
unearthly adjective Not terrestrial; supernatural; preternatural; hence, weird; appalling; terrific; as, an unearthly sight or sound.
unelastic adjective Not elastic; inelastic.
unelegant adjective Inelegant.
unequaled adjective Not equaled; unmatched; unparalleled; unrivaled; exceeding; surpassing; — in a good or bad sense; as, unequaled excellence; unequaled ingratitude or baseness.
unequally adverb In an unequal manner.
unfailing adjective Not failing; not liable to fail; inexhaustible; certain; sure.
unfeather verb t. To deprive of feathers; to strip.
unfeeling adjective Destitute of feeling; void of sensibility; insensible; insensate., Without kind feelings; cruel; hard-hearted.
unfeigned adjective Not feigned; not counterfeit; not hypocritical; real; sincere; genuine; as, unfeigned piety; unfeigned love to man.
unfertile adjective Not fertile; infertile; barren.
unfledged adjective Not fledged; not feathered; hence, not fully developed; immature.
unfleshly adjective Not pertaining to the flesh; spiritual.
unforesee verb t. To fail to foresee.
unfounded adjective Not founded; not built or established., Having no foundation; baseless; vain; idle; as, unfounded expectations.
unfraught adjective Not fraught; not burdened., Removed, as a burden; unloaded.
unfurnish verb t. To strip of furniture; to divest; to strip.
unfusible adjective Infusible.
unglorify verb t. To deprive of glory.
unguiform adjective Having the form of a claw or claws.
unguinous adjective Consisting of, or resembling, fat or oil; oily; unctuous; oleaginous.
unhappied adjective Made unhappy.
unharness verb t. To strip of harness; to loose from harness or gear; as, to unharness horses or oxen., To disarm; to divest of armor.
unicelled adjective Unicellular.
uniclinal adjective See Nonoclinal.
unicursal adjective That can be passed over in a single course; — said of a curve when the coordinates of the point on the curve can be expressed as rational algebraic functions of a single parameter /.
unifacial adjective Having but one front surface; as, some foliaceous corals are unifacial, the polyp mouths being confined to one surface.
uniformal adjective Uniform.
uniformly adverb In a uniform manner; without variation or diversity; by a regular, constant, or common ratio of change; with even tenor; as, a temper uniformly mild.
unigenous adjective Being of one kind; being of the same genus.
unijugate adjective Having but one pair of leaflets; — said of a pinnate leaf.
uniocular adjective Of, pertaining to, or seated in, one eye; monocular.
uniparous adjective Producing but one egg or young at a time., Producing but one axis of inflorescence; — said of the scorpioid cyme.
uniramous adjective Having but one branch.
uniserial adjective Having only one row or series.
unisexual adjective Having one sex only, as plants which have the male and female flowers on separate individuals, or animals in which the sexes are in separate individuals; di/cious; — distinguished from bisexual, or hermaphrodite. See Di/cious.
unisonant adjective Being in unison; having the same degree of gravity or acuteness; sounded alike in pitch.
unisonous adjective Being in unison; unisonant.
unitarian noun One who denies the doctrine of the Trinity, believing that God exists only in one person; a unipersonalist; also, one of a denomination of Christians holding this belief., One who rejects the principle of dualism., A monotheist., Of or pertaining to Unitarians, or their doctrines.
unitively adverb In a unitive manner.
unitizing present participle & vb. noun of Unitize
univalent adjective Having a valence of one; capable of combining with, or of being substituted for, one atom of hydrogen; monovalent; — said of certain atoms and radicals.
univalved adjective Having one valve; as, a univalve shell or pericarp.
univalvia noun pl. Same as Gastropoda.
universal adjective Of or pertaining to the universe; extending to, including, or affecting, the whole number, quantity, or space; unlimited; general; all-reaching; all-pervading; as, universal ruin; universal good; universal benevolence or benefice., Constituting or considered as a whole; total; entire; whole; as, the universal world., Adapted or adaptable to all or to various uses, shapes, sizes, etc.; as, a universal milling machine., Forming the whole of a genus; relatively unlimited in extension; affirmed or denied of the whole of a subject; as, a universal proposition; — opposed to particular; e. g. (universal affirmative) All men are animals; (universal negative) No men are omniscient., The whole; the general system of the universe; the universe., A general abstract conception, so called from being universally applicable to, or predicable of, each individual or species contained under it., A universal proposition. See Universal, a., 4.
univocacy noun The quality or state of being univocal.
unjointed adjective Disjointed; unconnected; hence, incoherent., Having no joint or articulation; as, an unjointed stem.
unjustice noun Want of justice; injustice.
unkindred adjective Not kindred; not of the same kin.
unlabored adjective Not produced by labor or toil., Not cultivated; untitled; as, an unlabored field., Not laboriously produced, or not evincing labor; as, an unlabored style or work.
unlatched imp. & past participle of Unlatch
unlawlike adjective Not according to law; being or done in violation of law; unlawful.
unlearned adjective Not learned; untaught; uneducated; ignorant; illiterate., Not gained by study; not known., Not exhibiting learning; as, unlearned verses.
unlimited adjective Not limited; having no bounds; boundless; as, an unlimited expanse of ocean., Undefined; indefinite; not bounded by proper exceptions; as, unlimited terms., Unconfined; not restrained; unrestricted.
unlocated adjective Not located or placed; not fixed in a place., Not surveyed, or designated by marks, limits, or boundaries, as appropriated to some individual, company, or corporation; as, unlocated lands.
unluckily adverb In an unlucky manner.
unmanacle verb t. To free from manacles.
unmanhood noun Absence or lack of manhood.
unmeaning adjective Having no meaning or signification; as, unmeaning words., Not indicating intelligence or sense; senseless; expressionless; as, an unmeaning face.
unmercied adjective Unmerciful; merciless.
unmoneyed adjective Destitute of money; not rich.
unmortise verb t. To loosen, unfix, or separate, as things mortised together.
un-mosaic adjective Not according to Moses; unlike Moses or his works.
unmovable adjective Immovable.
unmovably adverb Immovably.
unmutable adjective Immutable.
unnatural adjective Not natural; contrary, or not conforming, to the order of nature; being without natural traits; as, unnatural crimes.
unnervate adjective Enervate.
unorderly adjective Disorderly.
unparched adjective Dried up; withered by heat.
unpartial adjective Impartial.
unpatient adjective Impatient.
unperegal adjective Unequal.
unperfect verb t. To mar or destroy the perfection of., Imperfect.
unperplex verb t. To free from perplexity.
unpervert verb t. To free from perversion; to deliver from being perverted; to reconvert.
unpitious adjective Impious; wicked., Destitute of pity; pitiless.
unplained adjective Not deplored or bewailed; unlamented.
unpleaded adjective Not used as a plea; not urged; as, an unpleaded excuse., Not supported by pleas; undefended; as, an unpleaded suit.
unpolitic adjective Impolitic; imprudent.
unpossess verb t. To be without, or to resign, possession of.
unpredict verb i. To retract or falsify a previous prediction.
unpromise verb t. To revoke or annul, as a promise.
unprovide verb t. To deprive of necessary provision; to unfurnish.
unprudent adjective Imprudent.
unqualify verb t. To disqualify; to unfit.
unrazored adjective Not shaven.
unreality noun The quality or state of being unreal; want of reality.
unrealize verb t. To make unreal; to idealize.
unreserve noun Absence of reverse; frankness; freedom of communication.
unrespect noun Disrespect.
unriddler noun One who unriddles.
unrivaled adjective Having no rival; without a competitor; peerless.
unruffled adjective Not ruffled or agitated; smooth; calm; tranquil; quiet.
unruinate adjective Alt. of Unruinated
unsadness noun Infirmity; weakness.
unsaintly adjective Unbecoming to a saint.
unsalable adjective Not salable; unmerchantable., That which can not be sold.
unsatiate adjective Insatiate.
unscience noun Want of science or knowledge; ignorance.
unseeming adjective Unbeseeming; not fit or becoming.
unservice noun Neglect of duty; idleness; indolence.
unshackle verb t. To loose from shackles or bonds; to set free from restraint; to unfetter.
unsheathe verb t. To deprive of a sheath; to draw from the sheath or scabbard, as a sword.
unsheriff verb t. To depose from the office of sheriff.
unshutter verb t. To open or remove the shutters of.
unsighted adjective Not sighted, or seen., Not aimed by means of a sight; also, not furnished with a sight, or with a properly adjusted sight; as, to shoot and unsighted rife or cannon.
unsincere adjective Not sincere or pure; insincere.
unsisting adjective Unresisting.
unsitting adjective Not sitting well; unbecoming.
unslacked adjective Not slacked; unslaked; as, unslacked lime.
unsonable adjective Incapable of being sounded.
unsparing adjective Not sparing; not parsimonious; liberal; profuse., Not merciful or forgiving.
unspotted adjective Not spotted; free from spot or stain; especially, free from moral stain; unblemished; immaculate; as, an unspotted reputation.
unstriped adjective Not striped., Without marks or striations; nonstriated; as, unstriped muscle fibers.
unstudied adjective Not studied; not acquired by study; unlabored; natural., Not skilled; unversed; — followed by in., Not spent in study.
unsuccess noun Want of success; failure; misfortune.
unswaddle verb t. To take a swaddle from; to unswathe.
untappice verb i. to come out of concealment.
untempter noun One who does not tempt, or is not a tempter.
unthinker noun A person who does not think, or does not think wisely.
unthrifty adjective Not thrifty; profuse.
untighten verb t. To make less tight or tense; to loosen.
untimeous adjective Untimely.
untrained adjective Not trained., Not trainable; indocile.
untressed adjective Not tied up in tresses; unarranged; — said of the hair.
untrunked adjective Separated from its trunk or stock.
untrusser noun One who untrussed persons for the purpose of flogging them; a public whipper.
unvisible adjective Invisible.
unvisibly adverb Invisibly.
unvoweled adjective Having no vowel sounds or signs.
unwearied adjective Not wearied; not fatigued or tired; hence, persistent; not tiring or wearying; indefatigable.
unweeting adjective Unwitting.
unweighed adjective Not weighed; not pondered or considered; as, an unweighed statement.
unwilling adjective Not willing; loath; disinclined; reluctant; as, an unwilling servant.
unwitting adjective Not knowing; unconscious; ignorant.
unworldly adjective Not worldly; spiritual; holy.
unworship verb t. To deprive of worship or due honor; to dishonor., Lack of worship or respect; dishonor.
unwreathe verb t. To untwist, uncoil, or untwine, as anything wreathed.
unwrinkle verb t. To reduce from a wrinkled state; to smooth.
unwritten adjective Not written; not reduced to writing; oral; as, unwritten agreements., Containing no writing; blank; as, unwritten paper.
upbraided imp. & past participle of Upbraid
upbreathe verb r. To breathe up or out; to exhale.
upbrought adjective Brought up; educated.
upcountry adverb In an upcountry direction; as, to live upcountry., Living or situated remote from the seacoast; as, an upcountry residence., The interior of the country.
upholster verb t. To furnish (rooms, carriages, bedsteads, chairs, etc.) with hangings, coverings, cushions, etc.; to adorn with furnishings in cloth, velvet, silk, etc.; as, to upholster a couch; to upholster a room with curtains., A broker., An upholsterer.
uplandish adjective Of or pertaining to uplands; dwelling on high lands., Rude; rustic; unpolished; uncivilized.
uplifting imp. & past participle of Uplift
upokororo noun An edible fresh-water New Zealand fish (Prototroctes oxyrhynchus) of the family Haplochitonidae. In general appearance and habits, it resembles the northern lake whitefishes and trout. Called also grayling.
uppermost adjective Highest in place, position, rank, power, or the like; upmost; supreme.
uppricked adjective Upraised; erect; — said of the ears of an animal.
uprightly adverb In an upright manner.
upsarokas noun pl. See Crows.
upsetting adjective Conceited; assuming; as, an upsetting fellow.
upsitting noun A sitting up of a woman after her confinement, to receive and entertain her friends.
upspurner noun A spurner or contemner; a despiser; a scoffer.
upsyturvy adverb Upside down; topsy-turvy.
upthunder verb i. To send up a noise like thunder.
uraninite noun A mineral consisting chiefly of uranium oxide with some lead, thorium, etc., occurring in black octahedrons, also in masses with a pitchlike luster; pitchblende.
uranolite noun A meteorite or aerolite.
uranology noun A discourse or treatise on the heavens and the heavenly bodies; the study of the heavens; uranography.
uran-utan The orang-utang
urbaniste noun A large and delicious pear or Flemish origin.
urbicolae noun pl. An extensive family of butterflies, including those known as skippers (Hesperiadae).
ureameter noun An apparatus for the determination of the amount of urea in urine, in which the nitrogen evolved by the action of certain reagents, on a given volume of urine, is collected and measured, and the urea calculated accordingly.
urechitin noun A glucoside extracted from the leaves of a certain plant (Urechitis suberecta) as a bitter white crystalline substance.
urinarium noun A reservoir for urine, etc., for manure.
urination noun The act or process of voiding urine; micturition.
urinative adjective Provoking the flow of urine; uretic; diuretic.
urocerata noun pl. A division of boring Hymenoptera, including Tremex and allied genera. See Illust. of Horntail.
urochorda noun pl. Same as Tunicata.
urochrome noun A yellow urinary pigment, considered by Thudichum as the only pigment present in normal urine. It is regarded by Maly as identical with urobilin.
urodelian adjective Of or pertaining to the Urodela., One of the Urodela.
uronology noun That part of medicine which treats of urine.
uropoetic adjective Producing, or favoring the production of, urine., Of, pertaining to, or designating, a system of organs which eliminate nitrogenous waste matter from the blood of certain invertebrates.
uropygial adjective Of or pertaining to the uropygium, or prominence at the base of the tail feathers, in birds.
uropygium noun The prominence at the posterior extremity of a bird’s body, which supports the feathers of the tail; the rump; — sometimes called pope’s nose.
urosacral adjective Of or pertaining to both the caudal and sacral parts of the vertebral column; as, the urosacral vertebrae of birds.
urosteons plural of Urosteon
uroxanate noun A salt of uroxanic acid.
urticaria noun The nettle rash, a disease characterized by a transient eruption of red pimples and of wheals, accompanied with a burning or stinging sensation and with itching; uredo.
urticated imp. & past participle of Urticate
usherance noun The act of ushering, or the state of being ushered in.
usherless adjective Destitute of an usher.
ushership noun The office of an usher; usherdom.
usitative adjective Denoting usual or customary action.
ustorious adjective Having the quality of burning.
utilizing present participle & vb. noun of Utilize
utraquist noun One who receives the eucharist in both kinds; esp., one of a body of Hussites who in the 15th century fought for the right to do this. Called also Calixtines.
utricular adjective Of or pertaining to a utricle, or utriculus; containing, or furnished with, a utricle or utricles; utriculate; as, a utricular plant., Resembling a utricle or bag, whether large or minute; — said especially with reference to the condition of certain substances, as sulphur, selenium, etc., when condensed from the vaporous state and deposited upon cold bodies, in which case they assume the form of small globules filled with liquid.
utriculus noun A little sac, or bag; a utricle; especially, a part of the membranous labyrinth of the ear. See the Note under Ear.
utterable adjective Capable of being uttered.
utterance noun The act of uttering., Sale by offering to the public., Putting in circulation; as, the utterance of false coin, or of forged notes., Vocal expression; articulation; speech., Power or style of speaking; as, a good utterance., The last extremity; the end; death; outrance.
utterless adjective Incapable of being uttered.
uttermore adjective Further; outer; utter.
uttermost adjective Extreme; utmost; being; in the farthest, greatest, or highest degree; as, the uttermost extent or end., The utmost; the highest or greatest degree; the farthest extent.
utterness noun The quality or state of being utter, or extreme; extremity; utmost; uttermost.
uvulatome noun An instrument for removing the uvula.
uvulatomy noun The operation of removing the uvula.
uwarowite noun Ouvarovite.
uxoricide noun The murder of a wife by her husband., One who murders his wife.