Auld Auld adjective [ See Old .] Old; as, Auld Reekie (old smoky), i. e. , Edinburgh. [ Scot. & Prov. Eng.]
Auld lang syne Auld` lang syne" A Scottish phrase used in recalling recollections of times long since past. "The days of auld lang syne ."
Auld licht, Auld light Auld licht, Auld light (Eccl. Hist.) (a) A member of the conservative party in the Church of Scotland in the latter part of the 18th century. (b) Same as Burgher , noun , 2.
Auletic Au·let"ic adjective [ Latin auleticus , Greek ..., from ... flute.] Of or pertaining to a pipe (flute) or piper. [ R.] Ash.
Aulic Au"lic adjective
[ Latin aulicus
, Greek ..., from ... hall, court, royal court.] Pertaining to a royal court.
Ecclesiastical wealth and aulic dignities. Aulic council (Hist.)
, a supreme court of the old German empire; properly the supreme court of the emperor. It ceased at the death of each emperor, and was renewed by his successor. It became extinct when the German empire was dissolved, in 1806. The term is now applied to a council of the war department of the Austrian empire, and the members of different provincial chanceries of that empire are called aulic councilors . P. Cyc.
Aulic Au"lic noun The ceremony observed in conferring the degree of doctor of divinity in some European universities. It begins by a harangue of the chancellor addressed to the young doctor, who then receives the cap, and presides at the disputation (also called the aulic ).
Auln Auln noun An ell. [ Obsolete] See Aune .
Aulnage, Aulnager Aul"nage, Aul"na·ger noun See Alnage and Alnager .
Aum Aum noun Same as Aam .
Aumail Au·mail" transitive verb [ Middle English for amel , enamel .] To figure or variegate. [ Obsolete] Spenser.
Aumbry Aum"bry noun Same as Ambry .
Aumery Au"me·ry noun A form of Ambry , a closet; but confused with Almonry , as if a place for alms .
Auncel Aun"cel noun A rude balance for weighing, and a kind of weight, formerly used in England. Halliwell.
Auncetry Aun"cet·ry noun Ancestry. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Aune Aune noun [ French See Alnage .] A French cloth measure, of different parts of the country (at Paris, 0.95 of an English ell); -- now superseded by the meter .
Aunt Aunt (änt) noun [ Old French ante , French tante , Latin amita father's sister. Confer Amma .] 1. The sister of one's father or mother; -- correlative to nephew or niece . Also applied to an uncle's wife. » Aunt is sometimes applied as a title or term of endearment to a kind elderly woman not thus related. 2. An old woman; and old gossip. [ Obsolete] Shak. 3. A bawd, or a prostitute. [ Obsolete] Shak. Aunt Sally , a puppet head placed on a pole and having a pipe in its mouth; also a game, which consists in trying to hit the pipe by throwing short bludgeons at it.
Aunter Aun"ter noun Adventure; hap. [ Obsolete] In aunters , perchance.
Aunter, Auntre Aun"ter, Aun"tre transitive verb [ See Adventure .] To venture; to dare. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Auntie, Aunty Aunt"ie, Aunt"y noun A familiar name for an aunt. In the southern United States a familiar term applied to aged negro women.
Auntrous Aun"trous adjective Adventurous. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Aura Au"ra noun
; plural Auræ
[ Latin aura
air, akin to Greek ....] 1. Any subtile, invisible emanation, effluvium, or exhalation from a substance, as the aroma of flowers, the odor of the blood, a supposed fertilizing emanation from the pollen of flowers, etc. 2. (Medicine) The peculiar sensation, as of a light vapor, or cold air, rising from the trunk or limbs towards the head, a premonitory symptom of epilepsy or hysterics. Electric aura
, a supposed electric fluid, emanating from an electrified body, and forming a mass surrounding it, called the electric atmosphere . See Atmosphere , 2.
Aural Au"ral adjective [ Latin aura air.] Of or pertaining to the air, or to an aura.
Aural Au"ral adjective [ Latin auris ear.] Of or pertaining to the ear; as, aural medicine and surgery.
Aurantiaceous Au·ran`ti·a"ceous adjective Pertaining to, or resembling, the Aurantiaceæ , an order of plants (formerly considered natural), of which the orange is the type.
Aurate Au"rate noun [ Latin auratus , past participle of aurare to gild, from aurum gold: confer French aurate .] (Chemistry) A combination of auric acid with a base; as, aurate or potassium.
Aurated Au"ra·ted adjective [ See Aurate .] 1. Resembling or containing gold; gold-colored; gilded. 2. (Chemistry) Combined with auric acid.
Aurated Au"ra·ted adjective Having ears. See Aurited .
Aureate Au"re·ate adjective [ Latin aureatus , from aureus golden, from aurum gold.] Golden; gilded. Skelton.
Aurelia Au·re"li·a noun [ New Latin , from Latin aurum gold: confer French aurélie . Confer Chrysalis .] (Zoology) (a) The chrysalis, or pupa of an insect, esp. when reflecting a brilliant golden color, as that of some of the butterflies. (b) A genus of jellyfishes. See Discophora .
Aurelian Au·re"li·an adjective Of or pertaining to the aurelia.
Aurelian Au·re"li·an noun An amateur collector and breeder of insects, esp. of butterflies and moths; a lepidopterist.
Aureola, Aureole Au·re"o·la, Au"re·ole noun
[ French auréole
, from Latin aureola
, (fem adj.) of gold (sc. corona
crown), dim. of aureus
. See Aureate
.] 1. (R. C. Theol.) A celestial crown or accidental glory added to the bliss of heaven, as a reward to those (as virgins, martyrs, preachers, etc.) who have overcome the world, the flesh, and the devil. 2. The circle of rays, or halo of light, with which painters surround the figure and represent the glory of Christ, saints, and others held in special reverence.
» Limited to the head, it is strictly termed a nimbus
; when it envelops the whole body, an aureola
. Fairholt. 3. A halo, actual or figurative.
The glorious aureole of light seen around the sun during total eclipses.
The aureole of young womanhood. 4. (Anat.) See Areola , 2.
O. W. Holmes.
Auric Au"ric adjective [ Latin aurum gold.] 1. Of or pertaining to gold. 2. (Chemistry) Pertaining to, or derived from, gold; -- said of those compounds of gold in which this element has its higher valence; as, auric oxide; auric chloride.
Aurichalceous Au`ri·chal"ce·ous adjective [ Latin aurichalcum , for orichalcum brass.] (Zoology) Brass-colored.
Aurichalcite Au`ri·chal"cite noun [ See Aurichalceous .] (Min.) A hydrous carbonate of copper and zinc, found in pale green or blue crystalline aggregations. It yields a kind of brass on reduction.
Auricle Au"ri·cle noun [ Latin auricula , dim. of auris ear. See Ear .] 1. (Anat.) (a) The external ear, or that part of the ear which is prominent from the head. (b) The chamber, or one of the two chambers, of the heart, by which the blood is received and transmitted to the ventricle or ventricles; -- so called from its resemblance to the auricle or external ear of some quadrupeds. See Heart . 2. (Zoology) An angular or ear-shaped lobe. 3. An instrument applied to the ears to give aid in hearing; a kind of ear trumpet. Mansfield.
Auricled Au"ri·cled adjective Having ear-shaped appendages or lobes; auriculate; as, auricled leaves.
Auricula Au·ric"u·la noun
[ Latin auricula
. See Auricle
.] 1. (Botany)
(a) A species of Primula , or primrose, called also, from the shape of its leaves, bear's-ear . (b) (b) A species of Hirneola ( H. auricula ), a membranaceous fungus, called also auricula Judæ , or Jew's-ear . P. Cyc. 2. (Zoology) (a) A genus of air-breathing mollusks mostly found near the sea, where the water is brackish (b) One of the five arched processes of the shell around the jaws of a sea urchin.
[ Late Latin auricularis
: confer French auriculaire
. See Auricle
.] 1. Of or pertaining to the ear, or to the sense of hearing; as, auricular nerves. 2. Told in the ear, i. e. , told privately; as, auricular confession to the priest.
This next chapter is a penitent confession of the king, and the strangest . . . that ever was auricular . 3. Recognized by the ear; known by the sense of hearing; as, auricular evidence.
assurance." Shak. 4. Received by the ear; known by report.
traditions." Bacon. 5. (Anat.) Pertaining to the auricles of the heart. Auricular finger
, the little finger; so called because it can be readily introduced into the ear passage.
Auricularia Au·ric`u·la"ri·a noun plural [ Neut. plural, from Late Latin auricularis .] (Zoology) A kind of holothurian larva, with soft, blunt appendages. See Illustration in Appendix.
Auricularly Au·ric"u·lar·ly adverb In an auricular manner.
Auriculars Au·ric"u·lars noun plural (Zoology) A circle of feathers surrounding the opening of the ear of birds.
Auriculate, Auriculated Au·ric"u·late, Au·ric"u·la`ted adjective [ See Auricle .] (Biol.) Having ears or appendages like ears; eared. Esp.: (a) (Botany) Having lobes or appendages like the ear; shaped like the ear; auricled. (b) (Zoology) Having an angular projection on one or both sides, as in certain bivalve shells, the foot of some gastropods, etc. Auriculate leaf , one having small appended leaves or lobes on each side of its petiole or base.
Auriferous Au·rif"er·ous adjective
[ Latin aurifer
gold + ferre
to bear: confer French aurifère
.] Gold-bearing; containing or producing gold.
Whence many a bursting stream auriferous plays. Auriferous pyrites
, iron pyrites (iron disulphide), containing some gold disseminated through it.
Auriflamme Au"ri·flamme noun See Oriflamme .
Auriform Au"ri·form adjective [ Latin auris ear + -form .] Having the form of the human ear; ear-shaped.
Auriga Au·ri"ga noun [ Latin , charioteer.] (Anat.) The Charioteer, or Wagoner, a constellation in the northern hemisphere, situated between Perseus and Gemini. It contains the bright star Capella.
Aurigal Au·ri"gal adjective [ Latin aurigalis .] Of or pertaining to a chariot. [ R.]
Aurigation Au`ri·ga"tion noun [ Latin aurigatio , from aurigare to be a charioteer, from auriga .] The act of driving a chariot or a carriage. [ R.] De Quincey.
Aurigraphy Au·rig"ra·phy noun [ Latin aurum gold + -graphy .] The art of writing with or in gold.
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