Condolement Con·dole"ment noun 1. Condolence. "A pitiful condolement ." Milton. 2. Sorrow; mourning; lamentation. Shak.
Condolence Con·do"lence noun
[ Confer French condoléance
.] Expression of sympathy with another in sorrow or grief.
Their congratulations and their condolences .
A special mission of condolence .
Condoler Con·dol"er noun One who condoles.
Condonation Con`do·na"tion noun [ Latin condonatio a giving away.] 1. The act of condoning or pardoning. 2. (Law) Forgiveness, either express or implied, by a husband of his wife or by a wife of her husband, for a breach of marital duty, as adultery, with an implied condition that the offense shall not be repeated. Bouvier. Wharton.
Condone Con·done" transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Condoned
; present participle & verbal noun Condoning
.] [ Latin condonare
, - donatum
, to give up, remit, forgive; con-
to give. See Donate
.] 1. To pardon; to forgive.
A fraud which he had either concocted or condoned .
It would have been magnanimous in the men then in power to have overlooked all these things, and, condoning the politics, to have rewarded the poetry of Burns. 2. (Law) To pardon; to overlook the offense of; esp., to forgive for a violation of the marriage law; -- said of either the husband or the wife.
J. C. Shairp.
Condor Con"dor noun [ Spanish condor , from Peruvian cuntur .] (Zoology) A very large bird of the Vulture family ( Sarcorhamphus gryphus ), found in the most elevated parts of the Andes.
Condor Con"dor (kŏn"dŏr; in defs. 2 & 3, kon"dor) noun 1. (Zoology) The California vulture. [ Local, U. S.] 2. A gold coin of Chile, bearing the figure of a condor, and equal to twenty pesos. It contains 10.98356 grams of gold, and is equivalent to about $7.29. Called also colon . 3. A gold coin of Colombia equivalent to about $9.65. It is no longer coined.
Condottiere Con`dot·tie"re noun
; plural Condottieri
. [ Italian , captain.] A military adventurer of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, who sold his services, and those of his followers, to any party in any contest.
Conduce Con·duce" intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Conduced
; present participle & verbal noun Conducing
.] [ Latin conducere
to bring together, conduce, hire; con-
to lead. See Duke
and confer Conduct, noun
.] To lead or tend, esp. with reference to a favorable or desirable result; to contribute; -- usually followed by to or toward.
He was sensible how much such a union would conduce to the happiness of both.
The reasons you allege do more conduce Syn.
To the hot passion of distemper'd blood.
-- To contribute; aid; assist; tend; subserve.
Conduce Con·duce" transitive verb To conduct; to lead; to guide.
He was sent to conduce hither the princess.
Sir H. Wotton.
Conducent Con·du"cent adjective
[ Latin conducens
, present participle] Conducive; tending.
Conducent to the good success of this business.
Conducibility Con·du"ci·bil"i·ty noun The state or quality of being conducible; conducibleness. Bp. Wilkins.
[ Latin conducibilis
.] Conducive; tending; contributing. Bacon.
All his laws are in themselves conducible to the temporal interest of them that observe them.
Conducibleness Con·du"ci·ble·ness noun Quality of being conducible.
Conducibly Con·du"ci·bly adverb In a manner to promote. [ R.]
(kŏn*dū"sĭv) adjective Loading or tending; helpful; contributive; tending to promote.
However conducive to the good or our country.
Conduciveness Con·du"cive·ness noun The quality of conducing.
[ Late Latin conductus
defense, escort, from Latin conductus
, past participle of conducere
. See Conduce
, and confer Conduit
.] 1. The act or method of conducting; guidance; management.
Christianity has humanized the conduct of war.
The conduct of the state, the administration of its affairs. 2. Skillful guidance or management; generalship.
Conduct of armies is a prince's art.
Attacked the Spaniards . . . with great impetuosity, but with so little conduct , that his forces were totally routed. 3. Convoy; escort; guard; guide.
I will be your conduct .
In my conduct shall your ladies come. 4. That which carries or conveys anything; a channel; a conduit; an instrument.
Although thou hast been conduct of my shame. 5. The manner of guiding or carrying one's self; personal deportment; mode of action; behavior.
All these difficulties were increased by the conduct of Shrewsbury.
What in the conduct of our life appears 6. Plot; action; construction; manner of development.
So well designed, so luckily begun,
But when we have our wish, we wish undone?
The book of Job, in conduct and diction. Conduct money (Nautical)
, a portion of a seaman's wages retained till the end of his engagement, and paid over only if his conduct has been satisfactory. Syn.
-- Behavior; carriage; deportment; demeanor; bearing; management; guidance. See Behavior
(kŏn*dŭkt") transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Conducted
; present participle & verbal noun Conducting
.] [ See Conduct
] 1. To lead, or guide; to escort; to attend.
I can conduct you, lady, to a low 2. To lead, as a commander; to direct; to manage; to carry on; as, to conduct the affairs of a kingdom.
But loyal cottage, where you may be safe.
Little skilled in the art of conducting a siege. 3. To behave; -- with the reflexive; as, he conducted himself well. 4. (Physics) To serve as a medium for conveying; to transmit, as heat, light, electricity, etc. 5. (Mus.) To direct, as the leader in the performance of a musical composition.
Conduct Con·duct" intransitive verb 1. To act as a conductor (as of heat, electricity, etc.); to carry. 2. To conduct one's self; to behave. [ U. S.]
, v. + -ance
.] (Electricity) Conducting power; -- the reciprocal of resistance . A suggested unit is the mho , the reciprocal of the ohm.
Conductance is an attribute of any specified conductor, and refers to its shape, length, and other factors. Conductivity is an attribute of any specified material without direct reference to its shape or other factors. Sloane's Elec. Dict.
Conductibility Con·duct`i·bil"i·ty (kŏn*dŭk`tĭ*bĭl"ĭ*tȳ) noun [ Confer French conductibilité .] 1. Capability of being conducted; as, the conductibility of heat or electricity. 2. Conductivity; capacity for receiving and transmitting.
Conductible Con·duct"i·ble (-b'l) adjective Capable of being conducted.
[ Latin conductio
a bringing together: confer French conduction
.] 1. The act of leading or guiding. Sir W. Raleigh. 2. The act of training up.
[ Obsolete] B. Jonson. 3. (Physics) Transmission through, or by means of, a conductor; also, conductivity.
[ The] communication [ of heat] from one body to another when they are in contact, or through a homogenous body from particle to particle, constitutes conduction .
(-dŭk"tĭv) adjective Having the quality or power of conducting; as, the conductive tissue of a pistil.
The ovarian walls . . . are seen to be distinctly conductive .
Goodale (Gray's Bot. ).
Conductivity Con`duc·tiv"i·ty (kŏn`dŭk*tĭv"ĭ*tȳ) noun The quality or power of conducting, or of receiving and transmitting, as heat, electricity, etc.; as, the conductivity of a nerve. Thermal conductivity (Physics) , the quantity of heat that passes in unit time through unit area of a plate whose thickness is unity, when its opposite faces differ in temperature by one degree. J. D. Everett. - - Thermometic conductivity (Physics) , the thermal conductivity when the unit of heat employed is the heat required to raise a unit volume of the substance one degree.
[ Late Latin , a carrier, transporter, Latin , a lessee.] 1. One who, or that which, conducts; a leader; a commander; a guide; a manager; a director.
Zeal, the blind conductor of the will. 2. One in charge of a public conveyance, as of a railroad train or a street car.
[ U. S.] 3. (Mus.) The leader or director of an orchestra or chorus. 4. (Physics) A substance or body capable of being a medium for the transmission of certain forces, esp. heat or electricity; specifically, a lightning rod. 5. (Surg.) A grooved sound or staff used for directing instruments, as lithontriptic forceps, etc.; a director. 6. (Architecture) Same as Leader . Prime conductor (Electricity)
, the largest conductor of an electrical machine, serving to collect, accumulate, or retain the electricity.
Conductory Con·duct"o·ry adjective [ Late Latin conductorius .] Having the property of conducting. [ R.]
Conductress Con·duct"ress noun A woman who leads or directs; a directress.
Conduit Con"duit noun
[ French, from Late Latin conductus
escort, conduit. See Conduct
.] 1. A pipe, canal, channel, or passage for conveying water or fluid.
All the conduits of my blood froze up.
This is the fountain of all those bitter waters, of which, through a hundred different conduits , we have drunk. 2. (Architecture) (a) A structure forming a reservoir for water. Oxf. Gloss. (b) A narrow passage for private communication.
Conduit system Con"duit sys"tem (Electricity) A system of electric traction, esp. for light railways, in which the actuating current passes along a wire or rail laid in an underground conduit, from which the current is "picked up" by a plow or other device fixed to the car or electric locomotive. Hence Conduit railway
Conduplicate Con·du"pli·cate adjective [ Latin conduplicatus , past participle of conduplicare . See Duplicate .] (Botany) Folded lengthwise along the midrib, the upper face being within; -- said of leaves or petals in vernation or æstivation.
Conduplication Con·du`pli·ca"tion noun [ Latin conduplicatio .] A doubling together or folding; a duplication. [ R.]
Condurango Con`du·ran"go noun (Medicine) See Cundurango .
Condurrite Con·dur"rite noun (Min.) A variety of the mineral domeykite, or copper arsenide, from the Condurra mine in Cornwall, England.
Condylar Con"dy·lar adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to a condyle. Condylar foramen (Anat.) , a formen in front of each condyle of the occipital bone; -- sometimes called the anterior condylar foramen when a second, or posterior, foramen is present behind the condyle, as often happens in man.
Condyle Con"dyle noun [ Latin condylus knuckle, joint, Greek ko`ndylos : confer French condyle .] (Anat.) A bony prominence; particularly, an eminence at the end of a bone bearing a rounded articular surface; -- sometimes applied also to a concave articular surface.
Condyloid Con"dy·loid adjective [ Condyle + -oid : confer French condyloïde .] (Anat.) Shaped like or pertaining to a condyle.
(-lō"mȧ), Con"dy*lome (-lōm) , noun ; plural Condylomata or , English Condylomes (-lōmz). [ New Latin condyloma , from Greek ..., from ko`ndylos knuckle. See -oma .] (Medicine) A wartlike new growth on the outer skin or adjoining mucous membrane. » There are two kinds of condylomata, the pointed and the broad, the latter being of syphilitic origin.
Condylopod Con·dyl"o·pod noun [ Greek ko`ndylos knuckle (or joint) + -pod .] (Zoology) An arthropod.
Cone Cone noun
[ Latin conus
cone (in sense 1), Greek ...; akin to Sanskrit çana
whetstone, Latin cuneus
wedge, and probably to English hone
. See Hone
] 1. (Geom.) A solid of the form described by the revolution of a right-angled triangle about one of the sides adjacent to the right angle; -- called also a right cone . More generally, any solid having a vertical point and bounded by a surface which is described by a straight line always passing through that vertical point; a solid having a circle for its base and tapering to a point or vertex. 2. Anything shaped more or less like a mathematical cone; as, a volcanic cone , a collection of scoriæ around the crater of a volcano, usually heaped up in a conical form.
Now had Night measured with her shadowy cone 3. (Botany) The fruit or strobile of the Coniferæ , as of the pine, fir, cedar, and cypress. It is composed of woody scales, each one of which has one or two seeds at its base. 4. (Zoology) A shell of the genus Conus , having a conical form. Cone of rays (Opt.)
Half way up hill this vast sublunar vault.
, the pencil of rays of light which proceed from a radiant point to a given surface, as that of a lens, or conversely.
-- Cone pulley
. See in the Vocabulary.
or Scalene cone
, a cone of which the axis is inclined to the plane of its base.
-- Eight cone
. See Cone , 1.
Cone Cone transitive verb To render cone-shaped; to bevel like the circular segment of a cone; as, to cone the tires of car wheels.
Cone clutch Cone clutch (Machinery) A friction clutch with conical bearing surfaces.
Cone pulley Cone" pul"ley A pulley for driving machines, etc., having two or more parts or steps of different diameters; a pulley having a conical shape.
Cone-in-cone Cone"-in-cone" adjective (Geol.) Consisting of a series of parallel cones, each made up of many concentric cones closely packed together; -- said of a kind of structure sometimes observed in sedimentary rocks.
Cone-nose Cone"-nose` noun A large hemipterous insect of the family Reduviidæ , often found in houses, esp. in the southern and western United States. It bites severely, and is one of the species called kissing bugs . It is also called big bedbug .
Coneflower Cone"flow`er noun Any plant of the genus Rudbeckia ; -- so called from the cone-shaped disk of the flower head. Also, any plant of the related genera Ratibida and Brauneria , the latter usually known as purple coneflower .
Coneine Co·ne"ine noun (Chemistry) See Conine .
Conepate, Conepatl Co"ne·pate, Co"ne·patl noun [ Mexican conepatl and epatl .] (Zoology) The skunk.
Conestoga wagon, wain Con`es·to"ga wag`on, wain [ From Conestoga , Pennsylvania.] A kind of large broad-wheeled wagon, usually covered, for traveling in soft soil and on prairies.
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