Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Connation noun Connection by birth; natural union. [ Obsolete] Dr. H. More.
[ Prefix con-
.] 1. Connected by nature; united in nature; inborn; inherent; natural.
These affections are connatural to us. 2. Partaking of the same nature.
And mix with our connatural dust.
Connaturality noun Participation of the same nature; natural union or connection.
A congruity and connaturality between them.
Sir M. Hale.
Connaturalize transitive verb To bring to the same nature as something else; to adapt. [ Obsolete] Dr. J. Scott.
Connaturally adverb By the act of nature; originally; from birth. Sir M. Hale.
Connaturalness noun Participation of the same nature; natural union. I. Walton.
Connature noun Participation in a common nature or character.
Connature was defined as likeness in kind between either two changes in consciousness, or two states of consciousness.
(kŏn*nĕkt") transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Connected
; present participle & verbal noun Connecting
>.] [ Latin connectere
to bind. See Annex
.] 1. To join, or fasten together, as by something intervening; to associate; to combine; to unite or link together; to establish a bond or relation between.
He fills, he bounds, connects and equals all.
A man must see the connection of each intermediate idea with those that it connects before he can use it in a syllogism. 2. To associate (a person or thing, or one's self) with another person, thing, business, or affair. Connecting rod (Machinery)
, a rod or bar joined to, and connecting, two or more moving parts; esp. a rod connecting a crank wrist with a beam, crosshead, piston rod, or piston, as in a steam engine.
Connect intransitive verb To join, unite, or cohere; to have a close relation; as, one line of railroad connects with another; one argument connects with another.
Connectedly adverb In a connected manner.
[ Confer Connexion
.] 1. The act of connecting, or the state of being connected; junction; union; alliance; relationship.
He [ Algazel] denied the possibility of a known connection between cause and effect.
The eternal and inseparable connection between virtue and happiness. 2. That which connects or joins together; bond; tie.
Any sort of connection which is perceived or imagined between two or more things. 3. A relation; esp. a person connected with another by marriage rather than by blood; -- used in a loose and indefinite, and sometimes a comprehensive, sense. 4. The persons or things that are connected; as, a business connection ; the Methodist connection .
Men elevated by powerful connection .
At the head of a strong parliamentary connection .
Whose names, forces, connections , and characters were perfectly known to him. In this connection
, in connection with this subject. [ A phrase objected to by some writers.]
» This word was formerly written, as by Milton, with x
instead of t
in the termination, connexion
, and the same thing is true of the kindred words inflexion
, and the like. But the general usage at present is to spell them connection
, etc. Syn.
-- Union; coherence; continuity; junction; association; dependence; intercourse; commerce; communication; affinity; relationship.
Connective adjective Connecting, or adapted to connect; involving connection. Connection tissue (Anat.) See Conjunctive tissue , under Conjunctive .
Connective noun That which connects . Specifically: (a) (Gram.) A word that connect words or sentences; a conjunction or preposition. (b) (Botany) That part of an anther which connects its thecæ, lobes, or cells.
Connectively adverb In connjunction; jointly.
Connector noun One who, or that which, connects ; as: (a) A flexible tube for connecting the ends of glass tubes in pneumatic experiments. (b) A device for holding two parts of an electrical conductor in contact.
[ Confer Cunner
.] (Zoology) A marine European fish ( Crenilabrus melops ); also, the related American cunner. See Cunner .
Connex transitive verb
[ Latin connexus
, past participle See Connect
.] To connect. Sir M. Hale.
[ Latin connexio
: confer French connexion
.] Connection. See Connection .
Conning tower noun The shot-proof pilot house of a war vessel.
[ Confer French connivence
, Latin conniventia
.] 1. Intentional failure or forbearance to discover a fault or wrongdoing; voluntary oversight; passive consent or coöperation. 2. (Law) Corrupt or guilty assent to wrongdoing, not involving actual participation in, but knowledge of, and failure to prevent or oppose it. Syn.
-- See Collusion
(kŏn*nīv") intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Connived
(- nīvd"); present participle & verbal noun Conniving
.] [ Latin connivere
to shut the eyes, connive, from con-
+ (perh.) a word akin to nicere
to beckon, nictare
to wink.] 1. To open and close the eyes rapidly; to wink.
The artist is to teach them how to nod judiciously, and to connive with either eye. 2. To close the eyes upon a fault; to wink (at); to fail or forbear by intention to discover an act; to permit a proceeding, as if not aware of it; -- usually followed by at .
To connive at what it does not approve.
In many of these, the directors were heartily concurring; in most of them, they were encouraging, and sometimes commanding; in all they were conniving .
The government thought it expedient, occasionally, to connive at the violation of this rule.
Connive transitive verb To shut the eyes to; to overlook; to pretend not to see. [ R. & Obsolete] "Divorces were not connived only, but with eye open allowed." Milton.
Connivency noun Connivance. [ Obsolete]
Connivent adjective [ Latin connivens , present participle]
1. Forbearing to see; designedly inattentive; as, connivent justice. [ R.] Milton. 2. (Biol.) Brought close together; arched inward so that the points meet; converging; in close contact; as, the connivent petals of a flower, wings of an insect, or folds of membrane in the human system, etc.
Conniver noun One who connives.
[ French connaisseur
, formerly connoisseur
, from connaître
to know, from Latin cognoscere
to become acquainted with; co-
, to learn to know. See Know
, amd cf
.] One well versed in any subject; a skillful or knowing person; a critical judge of any art, particulary of one of the fine arts.
The connoisseur is "one who knows," as opposed to the dilettant, who only "thinks he knows."
Connoisseurship noun State of being a connoisseur.
Connotate transitive verb
[ Latin con-
, past participle of notare
to mark. Confer Connote
.] To connote; to suggest or designate (something) as additional; to include; to imply. Hammond.
Connotation noun [ Confer French connotation .] The act of connoting; a making known or designating something additional; implication of something more than is asserted.
Connotative adjective 1. Implying something additional; illative. 2. (Log.) Implying an attribute. See Connote . Connotative term
, one which denotes a subject and implies an attribute. J. S. Mill.
Connotatively adverb In a connotative manner; expressing connotation.
Connote transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Connoted
; present participle & verbal noun Connoting
.] [ See Connotate
, and Note
.] 1. To mark along with; to suggest or indicate as additional; to designate by implication; to include in the meaning; to imply.
Good, in the general notion of it, connotes also a certain suitableness of it to some other thing. 2. (Logic) To imply as an attribute.
The word "white" denotes all white things, as snow, paper, the foam of the sea, etc., and ipmlies, or as it was termed by the schoolmen, connotes , the attribute "whiteness."
J. S. Mill.
[ Latin connubialis
, from connubium
to veil, to marry. See Nupital
.] Of or pertaining to marriage, or the marriage state; conjugal; nuptial.
Nor Eve the rites
Mysterious of connubial love refused.
Kind, connubial tenderness.
Connubiality noun The quality of being connubial; something characteristics of the conjugal state; an expression of connubial tenderness.
Some connubialities which had begun to pass between Mr. and Mrs. B.
Connumeration noun [ Late Latin connumeratio , from Latin connumerare , - numeratum , to number with.] A reckoning together. [ R.] Porson.
Connusance noun (Law) See Cognizance .
Connusant adjective (Law) See Cognizant .
Connusor noun (Law) See Cognizor .
Connutritious adjective Nutritious by force of habit; -- said of certain kinds of food. [ Obsolete] Crabb.
[ √45. Confer Canny
.] Brave; fine; canny.
[ Prov. Eng.] Grose.
Conodont (kō"no*dŏnt) noun [ Greek kw^nos cone + 'odoy`s , 'odo`ntos , tooth.] (Zoology) A peculiar toothlike fossil of many forms, found especially in carboniferous rocks. Such fossils are supposed by some to be the teeth of marsipobranch fishes, but they are probably the jaws of annelids.
Conoid (kō"noid) noun [ Greek kwnoeidh`s conical; kw^nos cone + e'i^dos form: confer French conoïde .]
1. Anything that has a form resembling that of a cone. 2. (Geom.) (a) A solid formed by the revolution of a conic section about its axis; as, a parabolic conoid , elliptic conoid, etc.; -- more commonly called paraboloid , ellipsoid , etc. (b) A surface which may be generated by a straight line moving in such a manner as always to meet a given straight line and a given curve, and continue parallel to a given plane. Math. Dict.
Conoid adjective Resembling a cone; conoidal.
Conoidal adjective [ Confer French conoïdal .] Nearly, but not exactly, conical. Lindley.
Conoidic, Conoidical adjective Pertaining to a conoid; having the form of a conoid.
Conominee noun One nominated in conjunction with another; a joint nominee. Kirby.
Conquadrate transitive verb [ Latin conquadratus , past participle of conquadrare .] To bring into a square. [ R.] Ash.
Conquassate transitive verb [ Latin conquassatus , past participle of conquassare .] To shake; to agitate. [ Obsolete] Harvey. -- Con`quas*sa"tion noun [ Obsolete]