Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Allocution noun [ Latin allocuto , from alloqui to speak to; ad + loqui to speak: confer French allocution .]
1. The act or manner of speaking to, or of addressing in words. 2. An address; a hortatory or authoritative address as of a pope to his clergy. Addison.
[ Late Latin allodialis
, from allodium
: confer French allodial
. See Allodium
.] (Law) Pertaining to allodium; freehold; free of rent or service; held independent of a lord paramount; -- opposed to feudal ; as, allodial lands; allodial system. Blackstone.
Allodial adjective Anything held allodially. W. Coxe.
Allodialism noun The allodial system.
Allodialist noun One who holds allodial land.
Allodially adverb By allodial tenure.
Allodiary noun One who holds an allodium.
Allodium noun [ Late Latin allodium , alodium , alodis , alaudis , of German origin; confer Old High German al all, and ...t (AS. eād ) possession, property. It means, therefore, entirely one's property.] (Law) Freehold estate; land which is the absolute property of the owner; real estate held in absolute independence, without being subject to any rent, service, or acknowledgment to a superior. It is thus opposed to feud . Blackstone. Bouvier.
Allogamous adjective (Botany) Characterized by allogamy.
Allogamy noun [ Greek ... other + ... marriage.] (Botany) Fertilization of the pistil of a plant by pollen from another of the same species; cross-fertilization.
Allogeneous adjective [ Greek ....] Different in nature or kind. [ R.]
Allograph noun [ Greek ... another + - graph .] A writing or signature made by some person other than any of the parties thereto; -- opposed to autograph .
Allomerism noun [ Greek ... other + ... part.] (Chemistry) Variability in chemical constitution without variation in crystalline form.
Allomerous adjective (Chemistry) Characterized by allomerism.
Allomorph noun [ Greek ... other + ... form.] (Min.) (a) Any one of two or more distinct crystalline forms of the same substance; or the substance having such forms; -- as, carbonate of lime occurs in the allomorphs calcite and aragonite. (b) A variety of pseudomorph which has undergone partial or complete change or substitution of material; -- thus limonite is frequently an allomorph after pyrite. G. H. Williams.
Allomorphic adjective (Min.) Of or pertaining to allomorphism.
Allomorphism noun (Min.) The property which constitutes an allomorph; the change involved in becoming an allomorph.
[ French allonge
, earlier alonge
, a lengthening. See Allonge
, and confer Lunge
.] 1. (Fencing) A thrust or pass; a lunge. 2. A slip of paper attached to a bill of exchange for receiving indorsements, when the back of the bill itself is already full; a rider.
[ A French usage] Abbott.
Allonge intransitive verb [ French allonger ; Ã (L. ad ) + long (L. longus ) long.] To thrust with a sword; to lunge.
Allonym noun [ French allonyme , from Greek ... other + ... name.]
1. The name of another person assumed by the author of a work. 2. A work published under the name of some one other than the author.
Allonymous adjective Published under the name of some one other than the author.
Alloo transitive verb or i.
[ See Halloo
.] To incite dogs by a call; to halloo.
Allopath noun [ Confer French allopathe .] An allopathist. Ed. Rev.
Allopathic adjective [ Confer French allopathique .] Of or pertaining to allopathy.
Allopathically adverb In a manner conformable to allopathy; by allopathic methods.
Allopathist noun One who practices allopathy; one who professes allopathy.
[ Greek ... other + ... suffering, ..., ..., to suffer: confer German allopathie
, French allopathie
. See Pathos
.] That system of medical practice which aims to combat disease by the use of remedies which produce effects different from those produced by the special disease treated; -- a term invented by Hahnemann to designate the ordinary practice, as opposed to homeopathy .
Allophylic, Allophylian adjective [ Greek ... of another tribe; ... other + ... class or tribe.] Pertaining to a race or a language neither Aryan nor Semitic. J. Prichard.
Alloquy noun [ Latin alloquim , from alloqui .] A speaking to another; an address. [ Obsolete]
Allot transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Allotted
; present participle & verbal noun Allotting
.] [ Old French aloter
, French allotir
) + lot
lot. See Lot
.] 1. To distribute by lot. 2. To distribute, or parcel out in parts or portions; or to distribute to each individual concerned; to assign as a share or lot; to set apart as one's share; to bestow on; to grant; to appoint; as, let every man be contented with that which Providence allots him.
Ten years I will allot to the attainment of knowledge.
Allotheism noun [ Greek ... other + ... god.] The worship of strange gods. Jer. Taylor.
[ Confer Old French alotement
, French allotement
.] 1. The act of allotting; assignment. 2. That which is allotted; a share, part, or portion granted or distributed; that which is assigned by lot, or by the act of God; anything set apart for a special use or to a distinct party.
The alloments of God and nature.
A vineyard and an allotment for olives and herbs. 3. (law) The allowance of a specific amount of scrip or of a particular thing to a particular person. Cottage allotment
, an allotment of a small portion of land to a country laborer for garden cultivation.
Allotriophagy (ăl`lo*trĭ*ŏf"ȧ*jȳ) noun [ Greek 'allo`trios strange + fagei^n to eat: confer French allotriophagie .] (Medicine) A depraved appetite; a desire for improper food.
Allotrophic adjective [ Greek ... other + trophic .] (a) (Physiol.) Changed or modified in nutritive power by the process of digestion. (b) (Plant Physiol.) Dependent upon other organisms for nutrition; heterotrophic; -- said of plants unable to perform photosynthesis, as all saprophytes; -- opposed to autotrophic .
Allotropic (ăl`lo*trŏp"ĭk), Al`lo*trop"ic*al (-ĭk* a l) adjective [ Confer French allotropique .] Of or pertaining to allotropism. -- Al`lo*trop"ic*al*ly , adverb Allotropic state , the several conditions which occur in a case of allotropism.
Allotropicity noun Allotropic property or nature.
Allotropism, Allotropy noun [ Greek ... other + direction, way, ... to turn: confer French allotropie .] (Chemistry) The property of existing in two or more conditions which are distinct in their physical or chemical relations. » Thus, carbon occurs crystallized in octahedrons and other related forms, in a state of extreme hardness, in the diamond; it occurs in hexagonal forms, and of little hardness, in black lead; and again occurs in a third form, with entire softness, in lampblack and charcoal. In some cases, one of these is peculiarly an active state, and the other a passive one. Thus, ozone is an active state of oxygen, and is distinct from ordinary oxygen, which is the element in its passive state.
Allotropize transitive verb To change in physical properties but not in substance. [ R.]
Allottable adjective Capable of being allotted.
Allottee noun One to whom anything is allotted; one to whom an allotment is made.
Allotter noun One who allots.
Allottery noun Allotment. [ Obsolete] Shak.
Allow transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Allowed
; present participle & verbal noun Allowing
.] [ Middle English alouen
, Old French alouer
, French allouer
, from Late Latin allocare
to admit as proved, to place, use; confused with Old French aloer
, from Latin allaudare
to extol; ad
to praise. See Local
, and confer Allocate
.] 1. To praise; to approve of; hence, to sanction.
[ Obsolete or Archaic]
Ye allow the deeds of your fathers.
Luke xi. 48.
We commend his pains, condemn his pride, allow his life, approve his learning. 2. To like; to be suited or pleased with.
How allow you the model of these clothes? 3. To sanction; to invest; to intrust.
Thou shalt be . . . allowed with absolute power. 4. To grant, give, admit, accord, afford, or yield; to let one have; as, to allow a servant his liberty; to allow a free passage; to allow one day for rest.
He was allowed about three hundred pounds a year. 5. To own or acknowledge; to accept as true; to concede; to accede to an opinion; as, to allow a right; to allow a claim; to allow the truth of a proposition.
I allow , with Mrs. Grundy and most moralists, that Miss Newcome's conduct . . . was highly reprehensible. 6. To grant (something) as a deduction or an addition; esp. to abate or deduct; as, to allow a sum for leakage. 7. To grant license to; to permit; to consent to; as, to allow a son to be absent. Syn.
-- To allot; assign; bestow; concede; admit; permit; suffer; tolerate. See Permit
Allow intransitive verb To admit; to concede; to make allowance or abatement.
Allowing still for the different ways of making it. To allow of
, to permit; to admit. Shak.
Allowable adjective [ French allouable .]
1. Praiseworthy; laudable. [ Obsolete] Hacket. 2. Proper to be, or capable of being, allowed; permissible; admissible; not forbidden; not unlawful or improper; as, a certain degree of freedom is allowable among friends.
Allowableness noun The quality of being allowable; permissibleness; lawfulness; exemption from prohibition or impropriety. South.
Allowably adverb In an allowable manner.
[ Old French alouance
.] 1. Approval; approbation.
[ Obsolete] Crabbe. 2. The act of allowing, granting, conceding, or admitting; authorization; permission; sanction; tolerance.
Without the king's will or the state's allowance . 3. Acknowledgment.
The censure of the which one must in your allowance o'erweigh a whole theater of others. 4. License; indulgence.
[ Obsolete] Locke. 5. That which is allowed; a share or portion allotted or granted; a sum granted as a reimbursement, a bounty, or as appropriate for any purpose; a stated quantity, as of food or drink; hence, a limited quantity of meat and drink, when provisions fall short.
I can give the boy a handsome allowance . 6. Abatement; deduction; the taking into account of mitigating circumstances; as, to make allowance for the inexperience of youth.
After making the largest allowance for fraud. 7. (com.) A customary deduction from the gross weight of goods, different in different countries, such as tare and tret .
Allowance transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Allowancing
] [ See Allowance
] To put upon a fixed allowance (esp. of provisions and drink); to supply in a fixed and limited quantity; as, the captain was obliged to allowance his crew; our provisions were allowanced .