Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Adaptable adjective Capable of being adapted.
Adaptation noun [ Confer French adaptation , Late Latin adaptatio .]
1. The act or process of adapting, or fitting; or the state of being adapted or fitted; fitness. " Adaptation of the means to the end." Erskine. 2. The result of adapting; an adapted form.
Adaptative adjective Adaptive. Stubbs.
Adaptedness noun The state or quality of being adapted; suitableness; special fitness.
1. One who adapts. 2. (Chemistry) A connecting tube; an adopter.
Adaption noun Adaptation. Cheyne.
Adaptive adjective Suited, given, or tending, to adaptation; characterized by adaptation; capable of adapting. Coleridge. -- A*dapt"ive*ly , adverb
Adaptiveness noun The quality of being adaptive; capacity to adapt.
Adaptly adverb In a suitable manner. [ R.] Prior.
Adaptness noun Adaptedness. [ R.]
Adaptorial adjective Adaptive. [ R.]
Adar noun [ Hebrew adär .] The twelfth month of the Hebrew ecclesiastical year, and the sixth of the civil. It corresponded nearly with March.
Adarce noun [ Latin adarce , adarca , Greek ....] A saltish concretion on reeds and grass in marshy grounds in Galatia. It is soft and porous, and was formerly used for cleansing the skin from freckles and tetters, and also in leprosy. Dana.
Adatis noun A fine cotton cloth of India.
Adaunt transitive verb
[ Middle English adaunten
to overpower, Old French adonter
) + donter
, French dompter
. See Daunt
.] To daunt; to subdue; to mitigate.
[ Obsolete] Skelton.
Adaw transitive verb
[ Confer Middle English adawe
of dawe, Anglo-Saxon of dagum
from days, i. e.
, from life, out of life.] To subdue; to daunt.
The sight whereof did greatly him adaw .
Adaw transitive verb & i.
[ Middle English adawen
to wake; prefix a-
(cf. Goth. us
-, German er
-) + dawen
, to dawn. See Daw
.] To awaken; to arouse.
A man that waketh of his sleep
He may not suddenly well taken keep
Upon a thing, ne seen it parfitly
Till that he be adawed verily.
Adays adverb [ Prefix a- (for on ) + day ; the final s was orig. a genitive ending, afterwards forming adverbs.] By day, or every day; in the daytime. [ Obsolete] Fielding.
Add transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Added
; present participle & verbal noun Adding
.] [ Latin addere
to give, put. Confer Date
.] 1. To give by way of increased possession ( to any one); to bestow ( on ).
The Lord shall add to me another son. 2. To join or unite, as one thing to another, or as several particulars, so as to increase the number, augment the quantity, enlarge the magnitude, or so as to form into one aggregate. Hence: To sum up; to put together mentally; as, to add numbers; to add up a column.
Gen. xxx. 24.
Back to thy punishment,
False fugitive, and to thy speed add wings.
As easily as he can add together the ideas of two days or two years. 3. To append, as a statement; to say further.
He added that he would willingly consent to the entire abolition of the tax. Syn.
-- To Add
. We add
by bringing things together so as to form a whole. We join
by putting one thing to another in close or continuos connection. We annex
by attaching some adjunct to a larger body. We unite
by bringing things together so that their parts adhere or intermingle. Things coalesce
by coming together or mingling so as to form one organization. To add
quantities; to join houses; to annex
territory; to unite
kingdoms; to make parties coalesce
Add intransitive verb
1. To make an addition. To add to , to augment; to increase; as, it adds to our anxiety. "I will add to your yoke." 1 Kings xii. 14. 2. To perform the arithmetical operation of addition; as, he adds rapidly.
Addable adjective [ Add , v. + - able .] Addible.
Addax noun [ Native name.] (Zoology) One of the largest African antelopes ( Hippotragus, or Oryx, nasomaculatus ). » It is now believed to be the Strepsiceros (twisted horn) of the ancients. By some it is thought to be the pygarg of the Bible.
Addeem transitive verb [ Prefix a- + deem .] To award; to adjudge. [ Obsolete] "Unto him they did addeem the prise." Spenser.
; plural Addenda
[ Latin , from addere
to add.] A thing to be added; an appendix or addition. Addendum circle (Mech.)
, the circle which may be described around a circular spur wheel or gear wheel, touching the crests or tips of the teeth. Rankine.
[ See Add
.] One who, or that which, adds; esp., a machine for adding numbers.
[ Middle English addere
, Anglo-Saxon nædre
, adder, snake; akin to Old Saxon nadra
, Old High German natra
, German natter
, Goth. nadrs
, Icelandic naðr
, masc., naðra
, fem.: confer W. neidr
, Gorn. naddyr
, Ir. nathair
, Latin natrix
, water snake. An adder
is for a nadder
.] 1. A serpent.
[ Obsolete] "The eddre
seide to the woman." Wyclif. Gen. iii. 4.) 2. (Zoology) (a) A small venomous serpent of the genus Vipera . The common European adder is the Vipera (or Pelias) berus . The puff adders of Africa are species of Clotho . (b) In America, the term is commonly applied to several harmless snakes, as the milk adder , puffing adder , etc. (c) Same as Sea Adder .
» In the sculptures the appellation is given to several venomous serpents, -- sometimes to the horned viper ( Cerastles
Adder fly A dragon fly.
Adder's-tongue noun (Botany) (a) A genus of ferns ( Ophioglossum ), whose seeds are produced on a spike resembling a serpent's tongue. (b) The yellow dogtooth violet. Gray.
Adderwort noun (Botany) The common bistort or snakeweed ( Polygonum bistorta ).
Addibility noun The quantity of being addible; capability of addition. Locke.
Addible adjective Capable of being added. " Addible numbers." Locke.
Addice noun See Adze .
[ Obsolete] Moxon.
Addict past participle Addicted; devoted. [ Obsolete]
Addict transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Addicted
; present participle & verbal noun Addicting
.] [ Latin addictus
, past participle of addicere
to adjudge, devote; ad
to say. See Diction
.] 1. To apply habitually; to devote; to habituate; -- with to .
themselves to the civil law." Evelyn.
He is addicted to his study.
Beau. & Fl.
That part of mankind that addict their minds to speculations.
His genius addicted him to the study of antiquity.
A man gross . . . and addicted to low company. 2. To adapt; to make suitable; to fit.
The land about is exceedingly addicted to wood, but the coldness of the place hinders the growth. Syn.
was formerly used in a good sense; as, addicted
to letters; but is now mostly employed in a bad sense or an indifferent one; as, addicted
to vice; addicted
to sensual indulgence. " Addicted
to staying at home." J. S. Mill. Devote
is always taken in a good sense, expressing habitual earnestness in the pursuit of some favorite object; as, devoted
to science. Consecrate
express devotion of a higher kind, involving religious sentiment; as, consecrated
to the service of the church; dedicated
Addictedness noun The quality or state of being addicted; attachment.
Addiction noun [ Confer Latin addictio an adjudging.] The state of being addicted; devotion; inclination. "His addiction was to courses vain." Shak.
Addison's disease [ Named from Thomas Addison, M. D., of London, who first described it.] (Medicine) A morbid condition causing a peculiar brownish discoloration of the skin, and thought, at one time, to be due to disease of the suprarenal capsules (two flat triangular bodies covering the upper part of the kidneys), but now known not to be dependent upon this causes exclusively. It is usually fatal.
[ Latin additamentum
, from additus
, past participle of addere
to add.] An addition, or a thing added. Fuller.
My persuasion that the latter verses of the chapter were an additament of a later age.
Addition noun [ French addition , Latin additio , from addere to add.] Vector addition (Geom.) , that kind of addition of two lines, or vectors, AB and BC, by which their sum is regarded as the line, or vector, AC. Syn. -- Increase; accession; augmentation; appendage; adjunct.
1. The act of adding two or more things together; -- opposed to subtraction or diminution . "This endless addition or addibility of numbers." Locke. 2. Anything added; increase; augmentation; as, a piazza is an addition to a building. 3. (Math.) That part of arithmetic which treats of adding numbers. 4. (Mus.) A dot at the right side of a note as an indication that its sound is to be lengthened one half. [ R.] 5. (Law) 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. 6. (Her.) Something added to a coat of arms, as a mark of honor; -- opposed to abatement .
Additional adjective Added; supplemental; in the way of an addition.
Additional noun Something added. [ R.] Bacon.
Additionally adverb By way of addition.
Additionary adjective Additional. [ R.] Herbert.
Addititious adjective [ Latin addititius , from addere .] Additive. [ R.] Sir J. Herschel.
Additive adjective [ Latin additivus .] (Math.) Proper to be added; positive; -- opposed to subtractive .
Additory adjective Tending to add; making some addition. [ R.] Arbuthnot.
Addle noun [ Middle English adel , Anglo-Saxon adela , mud.]
1. Liquid filth; mire. [ Obsolete] 2. Lees; dregs. [ Prov. Eng.] Wright.
Addle adjective Having lost the power of development, and become rotten, as eggs; putrid. Hence: Unfruitful or confused, as brains; muddled. Dryden.
Addle transitive verb & i.
[ imperfect & past participle Addled
; present participle & verbal noun Addling
] To make addle; to grow addle; to muddle; as, he addled his brain.
"Their eggs were addled
Addle transitive verb & i.
[ Middle English adlen
, to gain, acquire; probably from Icelandic öðlask
to acquire property, akin to oðal
property. Confer Allodial
.] 1. To earn by labor.
[ Prov. Eng.] Forby. 2. To thrive or grow; to ripen.
[ Prov. Eng.]
Kill ivy, else tree will addle no more.