Agricolation A·gric`o·la"tion noun [ Latin , agricolatio .] Agriculture. [ Obsolete] Bailey.
Agricolist A·gric"o·list noun A cultivator of the soil; an agriculturist. Dodsley.
Agricultor Ag"ri·cul`tor noun [ Latin , from ager field + cultor cultivator.] An agriculturist; a farmer. [ R.]
Agricultural Ag`ri·cul"tur·al adjective Of or pertaining to agriculture; connected with, or engaged in, tillage; as, the agricultural class; agricultural implements, wages, etc. -- Ag`ri*cul"tur*al*ly , adverb Agricultural ant (Zoology) , a species of ant which gathers and stores seeds of grasses, for food. The remarkable species ( Myrmica barbata ) found in Texas clears circular areas and carefully cultivates its favorite grain, known as ant rice.
Agriculturalist Ag`ri·cul"tur·al·ist noun An agriculturist (which is the preferred form.)
Agriculture Ag"ri·cul`ture noun [ Latin agricultura ; ager field + cultura cultivation: confer French agriculture . See Acre and Culture .] The art or science of cultivating the ground, including the harvesting of crops, and the rearing and management of live stock; tillage; husbandry; farming.
Agriculturism Ag`ri·cul"tur·ism noun Agriculture. [ R.]
Agriculturist Ag`ri·cul"tur·ist noun One engaged or skilled in agriculture; a husbandman.
The farmer is always a practitioner, the agriculturist may be a mere theorist.
Agrief A·grief" adverb [ Prefix a- + grief .] In grief; amiss. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Agrimony Ag"ri·mo·ny noun [ Middle English agremoyne , Old French aigremoine , Latin agrimonia for argemonia , from Greek ....] (Botany) (a) A genus of plants of the Rose family. (b) The name is also given to various other plants; as, hemp agrimony ( Eupatorium cannabinum ); water agrimony ( Bidens ). » The Agrimonia eupatoria , or common agrimony, a perennial herb with a spike of yellow flowers, was once esteemed as a medical remedy, but is now seldom used.
Agrin A·grin" (ȧ*grĭn") adverb & adjective [ Prefix a- + grin .] In the act of grinning. "His visage all agrin ." Tennyson.
Agriologist Ag`ri·ol"o·gist (ăg`rĭ*ŏl"o*jĭst) noun One versed or engaged in agriology.
Agriology Ag`ri·ol"o·gy (ăg`rĭ*ŏl"o*jȳ) noun [ Greek 'a`grios wild, savage + -logy .] Description or comparative study of the customs of savage or uncivilized tribes.
Agrise A·grise" intransitive verb [ Anglo-Saxon āgrīsan to dread; ā- (cf. Goth. us- , German er- , orig. meaning out ) + grīsan , for gr...san (only in comp.), akin to Old High German gr...is...n , German grausen , to shudder. See Grisly .] To shudder with terror; to tremble with fear. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Agrise A·grise" transitive verb 1. To shudder at; to abhor; to dread; to loathe.
[ Obsolete] Wyclif. 2. To terrify; to affright.
His manly face that did his foes agrise .
Agrom A"grom noun [ Native name.] (Medicine) A disease occurring in Bengal and other parts of the East Indies, in which the tongue chaps and cleaves.
Agronomic, Agronomical Ag`ro·nom"ic, Ag`ro·nom"ic·al [ Confer French agronomique .] Pertaining to agronomy, of the management of farms.
Agronomics Ag`ro·nom"ics noun The science of the distribution and management of land.
Agronomist A·gron"o·mist noun One versed in agronomy; a student of agronomy.
Agronomy A·gron"o·my noun [ Greek ... rural; as a noun, an overseer of the public lands; ... field + ... usage, ... to deal out, manage: confer French agronomie .] The management of land; rural economy; agriculture.
Agrope A·grope" adverb & adjective [ Prefix a- + grope .] In the act of groping. Mrs. Browning.
Agrostis A·gros"tis noun [ Latin , from Greek ....] A genus of grasses, including species called in common language bent grass . Some of them, as redtop ( Agrostis vulgaris ), are valuable pasture grasses.
Agrostographic, Agrostographical A·gros`to·graph"ic, A·gros`to·graph"ic·al adjective [ Confer French agrostographique .] Pertaining to agrostography.
Agrostography Ag`ros·tog"ra·phy noun [ Greek ... + - graphy .] A description of the grasses.
Agrostologic, Agrostological A·gros`to·log"ic, A·gros`to·log"ic·al adjective Pertaining to agrostology.
Agrostologist Ag`ros·tol"o·gist noun One skilled in agrostology.
Agrostology Ag`ros·tol"ogy noun [ Greek ... + - logy .] That part of botany which treats of the grasses.
Agrotechny Ag"ro·tech`ny noun [ Greek ... field, land + ... an art.] That branch of agriculture dealing with the methods of conversion of agricultural products into manufactured articles; agricultural technology.
Aground A·ground" adverb & adjective [ Prefix a- + ground .] On the ground; stranded; -- a nautical term applied to a ship when its bottom lodges on the ground. Totten.
Agroupment A·group"ment noun See Aggroupment .
Agrypnotic Ag`ryp·not"ic noun [ Greek ... sleepless; ... to chase, search for + ... sleep: confer French agrypnotique .] Anything which prevents sleep, or produces wakefulness, as strong tea or coffee.
Aguardiente A`guar·di·en"te noun [ Spanish , contr. of agua ardiente burning water (L. aqua water + ardens burning).] 1. A inferior brandy of Spain and Portugal. 2. A strong alcoholic drink, especially pulque. [ Mexico and Spanish America.]
Ague A"gue noun [ Middle English agu , ague , Old French agu , French aigu , sharp, Old French fem. ague , Late Latin (febris) acuta , a sharp, acute fever, from Latin acutus sharp. See Acute .] 1. An acute fever. [ Obsolete] "Brenning agues ." P. Plowman. 2. (Medicine) An intermittent fever, attended by alternate cold and hot fits. 3. The cold fit or rigor of the intermittent fever; as, fever and ague . 4. A chill, or state of shaking, as with cold. Dryden. Ague cake , an enlargement of the spleen produced by ague. -- Ague drop , a solution of the arsenite of potassa used for ague. -- Ague fit , a fit of the ague. Shak. -- Ague spell , a spell or charm against ague. Gay. -- Ague tree , the sassafras, -- sometimes so called from the use of its root formerly, in cases of ague. [ Obsolete]
Ague A"gue transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Agued ] To strike with an ague, or with a cold fit. Heywood.
Aguilt A·guilt" transitive verb To be guilty of; to offend; to sin against; to wrong. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Aguise A·guise" noun Dress. [ Obsolete] Dr. H. More.
Aguise A·guise" transitive verb
[ Pref a-
.] To dress; to attire; to adorn.
Above all knights ye goodly seem aguised .
Aguish A"gu·ish adjective 1. Having the qualities of an ague; somewhat cold or shivering; chilly; shaky.
Her aguish love now glows and burns. 2. Productive of, or affected by, ague; as, the aguish districts of England. T. Arnold.
Agush A·gush" adverb & adjective [ Prefix a- + gush .] In a gushing state. Hawthorne.
Agynous Ag"y·nous adjective [ Greek 'a priv. + gynh` woman.] (Botany) Without female organs; male.
Ah Ah interj. [ Middle English a : confer Old French a , French ah , Latin ah , Greek ..., Sk. ā , Icelandic æ, Old High German ā , Lithuanian á , áá .] An exclamation, expressive of surprise, pity, complaint, entreaty, contempt, threatening, delight, triumph, etc., according to the manner of utterance.
Aha A·ha" interj. [ Ah , interj. + ha .] An exclamation expressing, by different intonations, triumph, mixed with derision or irony, or simple surprise.
Aha A·ha" noun A sunk fence. See Ha- ha . Mason.
Ahead A·head" adverb
[ Prefix a-
.] 1. In or to the front; in advance; onward.
The island bore but a little ahead of us. 2. Headlong; without restraint.
[ Obsolete] L'Estrange. To go ahead
. (a) To go in advance. (b) To go on onward. (c) To push on in an enterprise.
[ Colloq] -- To get ahead of
. (a) To get in advance of. (b) To surpass; to get the better of.
Aheap A·heap" adverb [ Prefix a- + heap .] In a heap; huddled together. Hood.
Aheight A·height" adverb [ Prefix a- + height .] Aloft; on high. [ Obsolete] "Look up aheight ." Shak.
Ahem A·hem" interj. An exclamation to call one's attention; hem.
Ahey A·hey" interj. Hey; ho.
Ahigh A·high" adverb On high. [ Obsolete] Shak.
Ahold A·hold" adverb [ Prefix a- + hold .] Near the wind; as, to lay a ship ahold . [ Obsolete] Shak.