Confiscatory Con·fis"ca·to·ry adjective Effecting confiscation; characterized by confiscations. " Confiscatory and exterminatory periods." Burke.
Confit Con"fit noun Same as Comfit . [ Obsolete]
Confitent Con"fi·tent noun [ Latin confitens , present participle] One who confesses his sins and faults. [ Obsolete]
Confiteor Con·fit"e·or noun [ Latin , I confess. See Confess .] (R.C.Ch.) A form of prayer in which public confession of sins is made.
Confiture Con"fi·ture noun [ French See Confiture .] Composition; preparation, as of a drug, or confection; a sweetmeat. [ Obsolete] " Confitures and pies." Bacon.
Confix Con·fix" transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Confixed ; present participle & verbal noun Confixing.] [ Latin confixus , past participle of configere to fasten together.] To fix; to fasten. [ Obsolete] Shak.
Confixure Con·fix"ure noun Act of fastening. [ Obsolete]
Conflagrant Con·fla"grant adjective [ Latin conflagrans , present participle of conflagrare ; con- + flagrare to blaze. See Flagrant .] Burning together in a common flame. [ R.] "The conflagrant mass." Milton.
Conflagration Con`fla·gra"tion noun
[ Latin conflagratio
: confer French conflagration
.] A fire extending to many objects, or over a large space; a general burning.
Till one wide conflagration swallows all.
Conflate Con·flate" transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Conflated
; present participle & verbal noun Conflating
.] [ Latin conflatus
, past participle of conflare
to blow together; con-
to blow.] To blow together; to bring together; to collect; to fuse together; to join or weld; to consolidate.
The State-General, created and conflated by the passionate effort of the whole nation.
Conflation Con·fla"tion noun [ Latin conflatio .] A blowing together, as of many instruments in a concert, or of many fires in a foundry. [ R.] Bacon.
Conflict Con"flict noun
[ Latin conflictus
a striking together, from confligere
, to strike together, to fight: confer French conflit
, formerly also conflict
. See Conflict
] 1. A striking or dashing together; violent collision; as, a conflict of elements or waves. 2. A strife for the mastery; hostile contest; battle; struggle; fighting.
As soon as he [ Atterbury] was himself again, he became eager for action and conflict .
An irrepressible conflict between opposing and enduring forces. Conflict of laws
W. H. Seward.
, that branch of jurisprudence which deals with individual litigation claimed to be subject to the conflicting laws of two or more states or nations; -- often used as synonymous with Private international law . Syn.
-- Contest; collision; struggle; combat; strife; contention; battle; fight; encounter. See Contest
Conflict Con·flict" intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Conflicted
; present participle & verbal noun Conflicting
.] [ Latin conflictus
, past participle of confligere
to conflict (cf. conflictare
to strike; confer Greek fli`bein
, to press, Latin flagrum
whip.] 1. To strike or dash together; to meet in violent collision; to collide. Shak.
Fire and water conflicting together. 2. To maintain a conflict; to contend; to engage in strife or opposition; to struggle.
A man would be content to . . . conflict with great difficulties, in hopes of a mighty reward. 3. To be in opposition; to be contradictory.
The laws of the United States and of the individual States may, in some cases, conflict with each other. Syn.
-- To fight; contend; contest; resist; struggle; combat; strive; battle.
Conflicting Con·flict"ing adjective Being in conflict or collision, or in opposition; contending; contradictory; incompatible; contrary; opposing.
Torn with sundry conflicting passions.
Conflictive Con·flict"ive adjective Tending to conflict; conflicting. Sir W. Hamilton.
Confluence Con"flu·ence noun
[ Latin confluentia
.] 1. The act of flowing together; the meeting or junction of two or more streams; the place of meeting.
New York stood at the confluence of two rivers. 2. Any running together of separate streams or currents; the act of meeting and crowding in a place; hence, a crowd; a concourse; an assemblage.
You see this confluence , this great flood of vistors.
The confluence . . . of all true joys.
Confluent Con"flu·ent adjective
[ Latin confluens
, present participle of confluere
, - fluxum
to flow. See Fluent
.] 1. Flowing together; meeting in their course; running one into another.
These confluent steams make some great river's head. 2. (Botany) Blended into one; growing together, so as to obliterate all distinction. 3. (Medicine) (a) Running together or uniting, as pimples or pustules. (b) Characterized by having the pustules, etc., run together or unite, so as to cover the surface; as, confluent smallpox. Dunglison.
Confluent Con"flu·ent noun 1. A small steam which flows into a large one. 2. The place of meeting of steams, currents, etc. [ Obsolete] Holland.
Conflux Con"flux noun
[ From Latin confluxus
, past participle See Confluent
.] 1. A flowing together; a meeting of currents.
of meeting sap." Shak.
The general conflux and concourse of the whole people. 2. A large assemblage; a passing multitude.
To the gates cast round thine eye, and see
What conflux issuing forth, or entering in.
Confluxibility Con·flux`i·bil"i·ty noun The tendency of fluids to run together. [ R.] Boyle.
Confluxible Con·flux"i·ble adjective Inclined to flow or run together. -- Con*flux"i*ble*ness , noun
Confocal Con·fo"cal adjective (Math.) Having the same foci; as, confocal quadrics.
Conform Con·form" adjective
[ Latin conformis
form: confer French conforme
.] Of the same form; similar in import; conformable. Bacon.
Care must be taken that the interpretation be every way conform to the analogy of faith.
Conform Con·form" transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Conformed
; present participle & verbal noun Conforming
.] [ French conformer
, Latin conformare
to form, forma
form. See Form
.] To shape in accordance with; to make like; to bring into harmony or agreement with; -- usually with to or unto .
Demand of them wherefore they conform not themselves unto the order of the church.
Conform Con·form" intransitive verb 1. To be in accord or harmony; to comply; to be obedient; to submit; -- with to or with .
A rule to which experience must conform . 2. (Eng. Eccl. Hist.) To comply with the usages of the Established Church; to be a conformist.
About two thousand ministers whose consciences did not suffer them to conform were driven from their benefices in a day.
Conformability Con·form`a·bil"i·ty noun 1. The state of being conformable. 2. (Geol.) The parallelism of two sets of strata which are in contact.
Conformable Con·form"a·ble adjective 1. Corresponding in form, character, opinions, etc.; similar; like; consistent; proper or suitable; -- usually followed by to .
The fragments of Sappho give us a taste of her way of writing perfectly conformable with that character.
Conformable to Scripture as well as to philosophy.
To make matters somewhat conformable for the old knight. 2. Disposed to compliance or obedience; ready to follow directions; submissive; compliant.
Sir W. Scott.
I have been to you a true and humble wife, 3. (Geol.) Parallel, or nearly so; -- said of strata in contact.
At all times to your will conformable .
Conformableness Con·form"a·ble·ness noun The quality of being conformable; conformability.
Conformably Con·form"a·bly adverb With conformity or in conformity; suitably; agreeably.
Conformably to the law and nature of God.
Conformance Con·form"ance noun Conformity. [ R.] Marston.
Conformate Con·form"ate adjective [ Latin conformatus , past participle See Conform .] Having the same form. [ R.]
Conformation Con`for·ma"tion noun
[ Latin conformatio: confer French conformation
.] 1. The act of conforming; the act of producing conformity.
The conformation of our hearts and lives to the duties of true religion and morality. 2. The state of being conformed; agreement; hence; structure, as depending on the arrangement of parts; form; arrangement.
In Hebrew poetry, there may be observed a certain conformation of the sentences.
A structure and conformation of the earth.
Conformator Con"for·ma`tor noun [ Latin , a framer.] An apparatus for taking the conformation of anything, as of the head for fitting a hat, or, in craniometry, finding the largest horizontal area of the head.
Conformer Con·form"er noun One who conforms; one who complies with established forms or doctrines.
Conformist Con·form"ist noun One who conforms or complies; esp., one who conforms to the Church of England, or to the Established Church, as distinguished from a dissenter or nonconformist .
A cheeful conformist to your judgment.
Conformity Con·form"i·ty noun
; plural Conformities
. [ Confer French conformité
.] 1. Correspondence in form, manner, or character; resemblance; agreement; congruity; -- followed by to , with , or between .
By our conformity to God.
The end of all religion is but to draw us to a conformity with God.
A conformity between the mental taste and the sensitive taste. 2. (Eng. Eccl. Hist.) Compliance with the usages of the Established Church.
The king [ James I.] soon afterward put forth a proclamation requiring all ecclesiastical and civil officers to do their duty by enforcing conformity .
Confortation Con`for·ta"tion noun [ Confer French confortation , Late Latin confortatio . Confer Comfort .] The act of strengthening. [ Obsolete] Bacon.
(kŏn*found") transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Confounded
; present participle & verbal noun Confounding
.] [ French confondre
, from Latin confundere
, to pour together; con-
to pour. See Fuse
to melt, and confer Confuse
.] 1. To mingle and blend, so that different elements can not be distinguished; to confuse.
They who strip not ideas from the marks men use for them, but confound them with words, must have endless dispute.
Let us go down, and there confound their language. 2. To mistake for another; to identify falsely.
Gen. xi. 7.
They [ the tinkers] were generally vagrants and pilferers, and were often confounded with the gypsies. 3. To throw into confusion or disorder; to perplex; to strike with amazement; to dismay.
The gods confound ...
The Athenians both within and out that wall.
They trusted in thee and were not confounded .
Ps. xxii. 5.
So spake the Son of God, and Satan stood 4. To destroy; to ruin; to waste.
A while as mute, confounded what to say.
One man's lust these many lives confounds .
How couldst thou in a mile confound an hour? Syn.
-- To abash; confuse; baffle; dismay; astonish; defeat; terrify; mix; blend; intermingle. See Abash
Confounded Con·found"ed adjective 1. Confused; perplexed.
A cloudy and confounded philosopher. 2. Excessive; extreme; abominable.
He was a most confounded tory.
The tongue of that confounded woman.
Sir. W. Scott.
Confoundedly Con·found"ed·ly adverb Extremely; odiously; detestably. [ Colloq.] " Confoundedly sick." Goldsmith.
Confoundedness Con·found"ed·ness noun The state of being confounded.
Their witty descant of my confoundedness .
Confounder Con·found"er noun One who confounds.
Confract Con"fract` adjective [ Latin confractus , past participle of confringere .] Broken in pieces; severed. [ Obsolete]
Confragose Con`fra·gose" adjective [ Latin confragosus ; con- + fragosus , from frangere . See Fragile .] Broken; uneven. [ Obsolete] " Confragose cataracts." Evelyn.
Confraternity Con`fra·ter"ni·ty noun
; plural Confraternities
. [ Late Latin confraternitas
: confer French confraternité
. See Fraternity
.] A society or body of men united for some purpose, or in some profession; a brotherhood.
These live in one society and confraternity .
Confrere Con`frere" noun [ French] Fellow member of a fraternity; intimate associate.
Confrication Con`fri·ca"tion noun [ Latin confricatio , from confricare to rub vigorously.] A rubbing together; friction. [ Obsolete] Bacon.
Confrier Con·fri"er noun [ Confer French confrère . See Friar .] A confrère. [ Obsolete] Weever.
Confront Con·front" transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Confronted
; present participle & verbal noun Confronting
.] [ French confronter
; Latin con-
the forehead or front. See Front
.] 1. To stand facing or in front of; to face; esp. to face hostilely; to oppose with firmness.
We four, indeed, confronted were with four
In Russian habit.
He spoke and then confronts the bull.
Hester caught hold of Pearl, and drew her forcibly into her arms, confronting the old Puritan magistrate with almost a fierce expression.
It was impossible at once to confront the might of France and to trample on the liberties of England. 2. To put face to face; to cause to face or to meet; as, to confront one with the proofs of his wrong doing. 3. To set in opposition for examination; to put in contrast; to compare.
When I confront a medal with a verse, I only show you the same design executed by different hands.
Confrontation Con`fron·ta"tion noun [ Late Latin confrontatio .] Act of confronting. H. Swinburne.
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