Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Adios interj. [ Spanish , from Latin ad to + deus god. Confer Adieu .] Adieu; farewell; good-by; -- chiefly used among Spanish-speaking people.

» This word is often pronounced å*dē"os, but the Spanish accent, though weak, is on the final syllable.

Adipescent adjective [ Latin adeps , adipis , fat + -escent .] Becoming fatty.

Adipic adjective [ Latin adeps , adipis , fat.] (Chemistry) Pertaining to, or derived from, fatty or oily substances; -- applied to certain acids obtained from fats by the action of nitric acid.

Adipocerate transitive verb To convert into adipocere.

Adipoceration noun The act or process of changing into adipocere.

Adipocere noun [ Latin adeps , adipis , fat + cera wax: confer French adipocere .] A soft, unctuous, or waxy substance, of a light brown color, into which the fat and muscle tissue of dead bodies sometimes are converted, by long immersion in water or by burial in moist places. It is a result of fatty degeneration.

Adipoceriform adjective [ Adipocere + -form .] Having the form or appearance of adipocere; as, an adipoceriform tumor.

Adipocerous adjective Like adipocere.

Adipogenous adjective [ See Adipose ; -genous .] (Medicine) Producing fat.

Adipolysis noun [ New Latin ; Latin adeps , adipis , fat + Greek ... a loosing.] (Physiol.) The digestion of fats.

Adipolytic adjective [ Latin adeps , adipis , fat + Greek ... to loose.] (Chemistry) Hydrolyzing fats; converting neutral fats into glycerin and free fatty acids, esp. by the action of an enzyme; as, adipolytic action.

Adipoma noun ; Latin plural -mata . [ New Latin See Adipose ; -oma .] (Medicine) A mass of fat found internally; also, a fatty tumor. -- Ad`i*pom"a*tous adjective

Adipose adjective [ Latin adeps , adipis , fat, grease.] Of or pertaining to animal fat; fatty.

Adipose fin (Zoology) , a soft boneless fin. -- Adipose tissue (Anat.) , that form of animal tissue which forms or contains fat.

Adipose noun (Physiol.) The fat present in the cells of adipose tissue, composed mainly of varying mixtures of tripalmitin, tristearin, and triolein. It solidifies after death.

Adiposeness, Adiposity noun The state of being fat; fatness.

Adipous adjective Fatty; adipose. [ R.]

Adipsous adjective [ Greek ...; 'a priv. + ..., thirst.] Quenching thirst, as certain fruits.

Adipsy noun [ Greek ... not thirsty; 'a priv. + ... thirst.] (Medicine) Absence of thirst.

Adit noun [ Latin aditus , from adire , ...aitum , to go to; ad + ire to go.]
1. An entrance or passage. Specifically: The nearly horizontal opening by which a mine is entered, or by which water and ores are carried away; -- called also drift and tunnel .

2. Admission; approach; access. [ R.]

Yourself and yours shall have
Free adit .

Adjacence, Adjacency [ Confer Late Latin adjacentia .]
1. The state of being adjacent or contiguous; contiguity; as, the adjacency of lands or buildings.

2. That which is adjacent. [ R.] Sir T. Browne.

Adjacent adjective [ Latin adjacens , -centis , present participle of adjacere to lie near; ad + jacēre to lie: confer French adjacent .] Lying near, close, or contiguous; neighboring; bordering on; as, a field adjacent to the highway. "The adjacent forest." B. Jonson.

Adjacent or contiguous angle . (Geom.) See Angle .

Syn. -- Adjoining; contiguous; near. -- Adjacent , Adjoining , Contiguous . Things are adjacent when they lie close each other, not necessary in actual contact; as, adjacent fields, adjacent villages, etc.

I find that all Europe with her adjacent isles is peopled with Christians.

Things are adjoining when they meet at some line or point of junction; as, adjoining farms, an adjoining highway. What is spoken of as contiguous should touch with some extent of one side or the whole of it; as, a row of contiguous buildings; a wood contiguous to a plain.

Adjacent noun That which is adjacent. [ R.] Locke.

Adjacently adverb So as to be adjacent.

Adject transitive verb [ Latin adjectus , past participle of adjicere to throw to, to add to; ad + jacĕre to throw. See Jet a shooting forth.] To add or annex; to join. Leland.

Adjection noun [ Latin adjectio , from adjicere : confer French adjection . See Adject .] The act or mode of adding; also, the thing added. [ R.] B. Jonson.

Adjectional adjective Pertaining to adjection; that is, or may be, annexed. [ R.] Earle.

Adjectitious [ Latin adjectitius .] Added; additional. Parkhurst.

Adjectival adjective Of or relating to the relating to the adjective; of the nature of an adjective; adjective. W. Taylor (1797)

Adjectivally adverb As, or in the manner of, an adjective; adjectively.

Adjective (ăd"jĕk*tĭv) adjective [ See Adjective , noun ]

1. Added to a substantive as an attribute; of the nature of an adjunct; as, an adjective word or sentence.

2. Not standing by itself; dependent.

Adjective color , a color which requires to be fixed by some mordant or base to give it permanency.

3. Relating to procedure. "The whole English law, substantive and adjective ." Macaulay.

Adjective noun [ Latin adjectivum (sc. nomen ), neut. of adjectivus that is added, from adjicere : confer French adjectif . See Adject .]
1. (Gram.) A word used with a noun, or substantive, to express a quality of the thing named, or something attributed to it, or to limit or define it, or to specify or describe a thing, as distinct from something else. Thus, in phrase, "a wise ruler," wise is the adjective, expressing a property of ruler .

2. A dependent; an accessory. Fuller.

Adjective transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Adjectived ; present participle & verbal noun Adjectiving ] To make an adjective of; to form or change into an adjective. [ R.]

Language has as much occasion to adjective the distinct signification of the verb, and to adjective also the mood, as it has to adjective time. It has . . . adjectived all three.

Adjectively adverb In the manner of an adjective; as, a word used adjectively .

Adjoin transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Adjoined ; present participle & verbal noun Adjoining .] [ Middle English ajoinen , Old French ajoindre , French adjoindre , from Latin adjungere ; ad + jungere to join. See Join , and confer Adjunct .] To join or unite to; to lie contiguous to; to be in contact with; to attach; to append.

Corrections . . . should be, as remarks, adjoined by way of note.

Adjoin (ăd*join") intransitive verb
1. To lie or be next, or in contact; to be contiguous; as, the houses adjoin .

When one man's land adjoins to another's.

» The construction with to , on , or with is obsolete or obsolescent.

2. To join one's self. [ Obsolete]

She lightly unto him adjoined side to side.

Adjoinant adjective Contiguous. [ Obsolete] Carew.

Adjoining adjective Joining to; contiguous; adjacent; as, an adjoining room. "The adjoining fane." Dryden.

Upon the hills adjoining to the city.

Syn. -- Adjacent; contiguous; near; neighboring; abutting; bordering. See Adjacent .

Adjoint noun An adjunct; a helper. [ Obsolete]

Adjourn transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Adjourned ; present participle & verbal noun Adjourning ] [ Middle English ajornen , Old French ajoiner , ajurner , French ajourner ; Old French a (L. ad ) + jor , jur , jorn , French jour , day, from Latin diurnus belonging to the day, from dies day. Confer Journal , Journey .] To put off or defer to another day, or indefinitely; to postpone; to close or suspend for the day; -- commonly said of the meeting, or the action, of convened body; as, to adjourn the meeting; to adjourn a debate.

It is a common practice to adjourn the reformation of their lives to a further time.

'Tis a needful fitness
That we adjourn this court till further day.

Syn. -- To delay; defer; postpone; put off; suspend. -- To Adjourn , Prorogue , Dissolve . These words are used in respect to public bodies when they lay aside business and separate. Adjourn , both in Great Britain and this country, is applied to all cases in which such bodies separate for a brief period, with a view to meet again. Prorogue is applied in Great Britain to that act of the executive government, as the sovereign, which brings a session of Parliament to a close. The word is not used in this country, but a legislative body is said, in such a case, to adjourn sine die . To dissolve is to annul the corporate existence of a body. In order to exist again the body must be reconstituted.

Adjourn intransitive verb To suspend business for a time, as from one day to another, or for a longer period, or indefinitely; usually, to suspend public business, as of legislatures and courts, or other convened bodies; as, congress adjourned at four o'clock; the court adjourned without day.

Adjournal noun Adjournment; postponement. [ R.] "An adjournal of the Diet." Sir W. Scott.

Adjournment (-m e nt) noun [ Confer f. adjournement , Old French ajornement . See Adjourn .]
1. The act of adjourning; the putting off till another day or time specified, or without day.

2. The time or interval during which a public body adjourns its sittings or postpones business.

Adjudge transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Adjudged ; present participle & verbal noun Adjudging ] [ Middle English ajugen , Old French ajugier , from Latin adjudicare ; ad + judicare to judge. See Judge , and confer Adjudicate .]
1. To award judicially in the case of a controverted question; as, the prize was adjudged to the victor.

2. To determine in the exercise of judicial power; to decide or award judicially; to adjudicate; as, the case was adjudged in the November term.

3. To sentence; to condemn.

Without reprieve, adjudged to death
For want of well pronouncing Shibboleth.

4. To regard or hold; to judge; to deem.

He adjudged him unworthy of his friendship.

Syn. -- To decree; award; determine; adjudicate; ordain; assign.

Adjudger noun One who adjudges.

Adjudgment (-m e nt) noun The act of adjudging; judicial decision; adjudication. Sir W. Temple.

Adjudicate transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Adjudicated ; present participle & verbal noun Adjudicating ] [ Latin adjudicatus , past participle of adjudicare . See Adjudge .] To adjudge; to try and determine, as a court; to settle by judicial decree.

Adjudicate intransitive verb To come to a judicial decision; as, the court adjudicated upon the case.

Adjudication noun [ Latin adjudicatio : confer French adjudication .]
1. The act of adjudicating; the act or process of trying and determining judicially.

2. A deliberate determination by the judicial power; a judicial decision or sentence. "An adjudication in favor of natural rights." Burke.

3. (Bankruptcy practice) The decision upon the question whether the debtor is a bankrupt. Abbott.

4. (Scots Law) A process by which land is attached security or in satisfaction of a debt.

Adjudicative adjective Adjudicating.

Adjudicator noun One who adjudicates.