Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Accipenser noun See Acipenser .

Accipient noun [ Latin accipiens , present participle of accipere . See Accept .] A receiver. [ R.] Bailey

Accipiter noun ; plural English Accipiters Latin Accipitres [ Latin , hawk.]
1. (Zoology) A genus of rapacious birds; one of the Accipitres or Raptores.

2. (Surg.) A bandage applied over the nose, resembling the claw of a hawk.

Accipitral noun Pertaining to, or of the nature of, a falcon or hawk; hawklike. Lowell.

Accipitres noun plural [ Latin , hawks.] (Zoology) The order that includes rapacious birds. They have a hooked bill, and sharp, strongly curved talons. There are three families, represented by the vultures, the falcons or hawks, and the owls.

Accipitrine (#; 277) adjective [ Confer French accipitrin .] (Zoology) Like or belonging to the Accipitres; raptorial; hawklike.

Accismus noun [ New Latin , from Greek ....] (Rhet.) Affected refusal; coyness.

Accite transitive verb [ Latin accitus , past participle of accire , accere , to call for; ad + ciere to move, call. See Cite .] To cite; to summon. [ Obsolete]

Our heralds now accited all that were
Endamaged by the Elians.
Chapman.

Acclaim transitive verb [ Latin acclamare ; ad + clamare to cry out. See Claim , Clamor .] [ R.]
1. To applaud. "A glad acclaiming train." Thomson.

2. To declare by acclamations.

While the shouting crowd
Acclaims thee king of traitors.
Smollett.

3. To shout; as, to acclaim my joy.

Acclaim intransitive verb To shout applause.

Acclaim noun Acclamation. [ Poetic] Milton.

Acclaimer noun One who acclaims.

Acclamation noun [ Latin acclamatio : confer French acclamation .]
1. A shout of approbation, favor, or assent; eager expression of approval; loud applause.

On such a day, a holiday having been voted by acclamation , an ordinary walk would not satisfy the children.
Southey.

2. (Antiq.) A representation, in sculpture or on medals, of people expressing joy.

Acclamation medals are those on which laudatory acclamations are recorded. Elmes.

Acclamation noun In parliamentary usage, the act or method of voting orally and by groups rather than by ballot, esp. in elections; specif. (R. C. Ch.) , the election of a pope or other ecclesiastic by unanimous consent of the electors, without a ballot.

Acclamatory adjective Pertaining to, or expressing approval by, acclamation.

Acclimatable adjective Capable of being acclimated.

Acclimatation noun [ Confer French acclimation . See Acclimate .] Acclimatization.

Acclimate (#; 277) transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Acclimated ; present participle & verbal noun Acclimating .] [ French acclimater ; à (l. ad ) + climat climate. See Climate .] To habituate to a climate not native; to acclimatize. J. H. Newman.

Acclimatement (-m e nt) noun Acclimation. [ R.]

Acclimation noun The process of becoming, or the state of being, acclimated, or habituated to a new climate; acclimatization.

Acclimatizable adjective Capable of being acclimatized.

Acclimatization (ăk`klī"mȧ*tĭ*zā"shŭn) noun The act of acclimatizing; the process of inuring to a new climate, or the state of being so inured. Darwin.

Acclimatize (ăk`klī"mȧ*tīz) transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Acclimatized (-tīzd); present participle & verbal noun Acclimatizing (- tī`zĭng).] To inure or habituate to a climate different from that which is natural; to adapt to the peculiarities of a foreign or strange climate; said of man, the inferior animals, or plants.

Acclimature (#; 135) noun The act of acclimating, or the state of being acclimated. [ R.] Caldwell.

Acclive adjective Acclivous. [ Obsolete]

Acclivitous adjective Acclivous. I. Taylor.

Acclivity noun ; plural Acclivities [ Latin acclivitas , from acclivis , acclivus , ascending; ad + clivus a hill, slope, from root kli to lean. See Lean .] A slope or inclination of the earth, as the side of a hill, considered as ascending , in opposition to declivity , or descending ; an upward slope; ascent.

Acclivous (#; 277) adjective [ Latin acclivis and acclivus .] Sloping upward; rising as a hillside; -- opposed to declivous .

Accloy (-kloi") transitive verb [ Old French encloyer , encloer , French enclouer , to drive in a nail, from Latin in + clavus nail.] To fill to satiety; to stuff full; to clog; to overload; to burden. See Cloy . [ Obsolete] Chaucer.

Accoast (-kōst") transitive verb & i. [ See Accost , Coast .] To lie or sail along the coast or side of; to accost. [ Obsolete]

Whether high towering or accoasting low.
Spenser.

Accoil transitive verb [ Middle English acoillir to receive, French accueillir ; Latin ad + colligere to collect. See Coil .]
1. To gather together; to collect. [ Obsolete] Spenser.

2. (Nautical) To coil together. Ham. Nav. Encyc.

Accolade (ăk`ko*lād" or -lȧd"; 277), noun [ French accolade , Italian accolata , from accollare to embrace; Latin ad + collum neck.]
1. A ceremony formerly used in conferring knighthood, consisting of an embrace, and a slight blow on the shoulders with the flat blade of a sword.

2. (Mus.) A brace used to join two or more staves.

Accombination noun [ Latin ad + English combination .] A combining together. [ R.]

Accommodable adjective [ Confer French accommodable .] That may be accommodated, fitted, or made to agree. [ R.] I. Watts.

Accommodableness noun The quality or condition of being accommodable. [ R.] Todd.

Accommodate transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Accommodated ; present participle & verbal noun Accommodating ] [ Latin accommodatus , past participle of accommodare ; ad + commodare to make fit, help; con- + modus measure, proportion. See Mode .]
1. To render fit, suitable, or correspondent; to adapt; to conform; as, to accommodate ourselves to circumstances. "They accommodate their counsels to his inclination." Addison.

2. To bring into agreement or harmony; to reconcile; to compose; to adjust; to settle; as, to accommodate differences, a dispute, etc.

3. To furnish with something desired, needed, or convenient; to favor; to oblige; as, to accommodate a friend with a loan or with lodgings.

4. To show the correspondence of; to apply or make suit by analogy; to adapt or fit, as teachings to accidental circumstances, statements to facts, etc.; as, to accommodate prophecy to events.

Syn. -- To suit; adapt; conform; adjust; arrange.

Accommodate intransitive verb To adapt one's self; to be conformable or adapted. [ R.] Boyle.

Accommodate adjective [ Latin accommodatus , past participle of accommodare .] Suitable; fit; adapted; as, means accommodate to end. [ Archaic] Tillotson.

Accommodately adverb Suitably; fitly. [ R.]

Accommodateness noun Fitness. [ R.]

Accommodating adjective Affording, or disposed to afford, accommodation; obliging; as an accommodating man, spirit, arrangement.

Accommodation noun [ Latin accommodatio , from accommodare : confer French accommodation .]


1. The act of fitting or adapting, or the state of being fitted or adapted; adaptation; adjustment; -- followed by to . "The organization of the body with accommodation to its functions." Sir M. Hale.

2. Willingness to accommodate; obligingness.

3. Whatever supplies a want or affords ease, refreshment, or convenience; anything furnished which is desired or needful; -- often in the plural; as, the accommodations -- that is, lodgings and food -- at an inn. Sir W. Scott.

4. An adjustment of differences; state of agreement; reconciliation; settlement. "To come to terms of accommodation ." Macaulay.

5. The application of a writer's language, on the ground of analogy, to something not originally referred to or intended.

Many of those quotations from the Old Testament were probably intended as nothing more than accommodations .
Paley.

6. (Com.) (a) A loan of money. (b) An accommodation bill or note.

Accommodation bill , or note (Com.) , a bill of exchange which a person accepts, or a note which a person makes and delivers to another, not upon a consideration received, but for the purpose of raising money on credit. -- Accommodation coach , or train , one running at moderate speed and stopping at all or nearly all stations. -- Accommodation ladder (Nautical) , a light ladder hung over the side of a ship at the gangway, useful in ascending from, or descending to, small boats.

Accommodator noun He who, or that which, accommodates. Warburton.

Accompanable adjective Sociable. [ Obsolete] Sir P. Sidney.

Accompanier noun He who, or that which, accompanies. Lamb.

Accompaniment (-m e nt) noun [ French accompagnement .] That which accompanies; something that attends as a circumstance, or which is added to give greater completeness to the principal thing, or by way of ornament, or for the sake of symmetry. Specifically: (Mus.) A part performed by instruments, accompanying another part or parts performed by voices; the subordinate part, or parts, accompanying the voice or a principal instrument; also, the harmony of a figured bass. P. Cyc.

Accompanist noun The performer in music who takes the accompanying part. Busby.

Accompany transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Accompanied ; present participle & verbal noun Accompanying ] [ Old French aacompaignier , French accompagner , to associate with, from Old French compaign , compain , companion. See Company .]
1. To go with or attend as a companion or associate; to keep company with; to go along with; -- followed by with or by ; as, he accompanied his speech with a bow.

The Persian dames, . . .
In sumptuous cars, accompanied his march.
Glover.

They are never alone that are accompanied with noble thoughts.
Sir P. Sidney.

He was accompanied by two carts filled with wounded rebels.
Macaulay.

2. To cohabit with. [ Obsolete] Sir T. Herbert.

Syn. -- To attend; escort; go with. -- To Accompany , Attend , Escort . We accompany those with whom we go as companions. The word imports an equality of station. We attend those whom we wait upon or follow. The word conveys an idea of subordination . We escort those whom we attend with a view to guard and protect. A gentleman accompanies a friend to some public place; he attends or escorts a lady.

Accompany intransitive verb
1. To associate in a company; to keep company. [ Obsolete] Bacon.

Men say that they will drive away one another, . . . and not accompany together.
Holland.

2. To cohabit (with). [ Obsolete] Milton.

3. (Mus.) To perform an accompanying part or parts in a composition.

Accompletive adjective [ Latin ad + complere , completum , to fill up.] Tending to accomplish. [ R.]