Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Convalescently adverb In the manner of a convalescent; with increasing strength or vigor.
Convallamarin noun [ Convallaria + Latin amarus bitter.] (Chemistry) A white, crystalline, poisonous substance, regarded as a glucoside, extracted from the lily of the valley ( Convallaria Majalis ). Its taste is first bitter, then sweet.
Convallaria noun [ New Latin , from Latin convallis a valley; con- + vallis valley.] (Bot. & Med.) The lily of the valley.
Convallarin noun (Chemistry) A white, crystalline glucoside, of an irritating taste, extracted from the convallaria or lily of the valley.
[ Latin convectio
, from convehere
to bring together; con-
to carry.] 1. The act or process of conveying or transmitting. 2. (Physics) A process of transfer or transmission, as of heat or electricity, by means of currents in liquids or gases, resulting from changes of temperature and other causes.
Liquids are generally heated by convection -- when heat is applied from bellow.
Convective adjective Caused or accomplished by convection; as, a convective discharge of electricity. Faraday.
Convectively adverb In a convective manner. Hare.
[ Latin convellens
, present participle of convellere
. See Convulse
.] Tending to tear or pull up.
The ends of the fragment . . . will not yield to the convellent force.
Todd & Bowman.
Convenable adjective Capable of being convened or assembled.
[ French convenable
, from convenir
. See Convene
.] Consistent; accordant; suitable; proper; as, convenable remedies.
With his wod his work is convenable .
[ French, fitness, suitableness.] That which is suitable, agreeable, or convenient.
And they missed
Their wonted convenance , cheerly hid the loss.
Convene intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Convened
; present participle & verbal noun Convenong
.] [ Latin convenire
to come: confer French convenir
to agree, to be fitting, Old French also, to assemble. See Come
, and confer Covenant
.] 1. To come together; to meet; to unite.
In shortsighted men . . . the rays converge and convene in the eyes before they come at the bottom. 2. To come together, as in one body or for a public purpose; to meet; to assemble. Locke.
Sir I. Newton.
The Parliament of Scotland now convened .
Sir R. Baker.
Faint, underneath, the household fowls convene . Syn.
-- To meet; to assemble; to congregate; to collect; to unite.
Convene transitive verb 1. To cause to assemble; to call together; to convoke.
And now the almighty father of the gods 2. To summon judicially to meet or appear.
Convenes a council in the blest abodes.
By the papal canon law, clerks . . . can not be convened before any but an ecclesiastical judge.
1. One who convenes or meets with others. [ Obsolete] 2. One who calls an assembly together or convenes a meeting; hence, the chairman of a committee or other organized body. [ Scot.]
(?; 106), Con*ven"ien*cy noun
[ Latin convenientia
agreement, fitness. See Convenient
.] 1. The state or quality of being convenient; fitness or suitableness, as of place, time, etc.; propriety.
Let's further think of this;
Weigh what convenience both of time and means
May fit us to our shape.
With all brief and plain conveniency , 2. Freedom from discomfort, difficulty, or trouble; commodiousness; ease; accommodation.
Let me have judgment.
Thus necessity invented stools,
Convenience next suggested elbow chairs.
We are rather intent upon the end of God's glory than our own conveniency . 3. That which is convenient; that which promotes comfort or advantage; that which is suited to one's wants; an accommodation.
A pair of spectacles and several other little conveniences . 4. A convenient or fit time; opportunity; as, to do something at one's convenience .
[ Latin conveniens
, suitable, present participle of convenire
to be suitable, to come. See Convene
, intransitive verb
] 1. Fit or adapted; suitable; proper; becoming; appropriate.
Feed me with food convenient for me.
Prov. xxx. 8.
Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient . 2. Affording accommodation or advantage; well adapted to use; handly; as, a convenient house; convenient implements or tools. 3. Seasonable; timely; opportune; as, a convenient occasion; a convenient season. Acts xxiv. 25. 4. Near at hand; easy of access.
Eph. v. 4.
Hereties used to be brought thither, convenient for burning. Syn.
-- Fit; suitable; proper; adapted; fitted; suited; handly; commodious.
Conveniently adverb In a convenient manner, form, or situation; without difficulty.
[ Latin conventus
a meeting, Late Latin also, a convent. See Convene
, intransitive verb
] 1. A coming together; a meeting.
A usual ceremony at their [ the witches] convents or meetings. 2. An association or community of recluses devoted to a religious life; a body of monks or nuns.
One of our convent , and his [ the duke's] confessor. 3. A house occupied by a community of religious recluses; a monastery or nunnery.
One seldom finds in Italy a spot of ground more agreeable than ordinary that is not covered with a convent . Syn.
-- Nunnery; monastery; abbey. See Cloister
Convent intransitive verb
[ Latin conventus
, past participle of convenire
. See Convene
, intransitive verb
] 1. To meet together; to concur.
[ obs.] Beau. & Fl. 2. To be convenient; to serve.
When that is known and golden time convents .
Convent transitive verb To call before a judge or judicature; to summon; to convene. [ Obsolete] Shak.
Conventical adjective Of or from, or pertaining to, a convent.
wages." Sterne. Conventical prior
. See Prior .
[ Latin conventiculum
, dim. of conventus
: confer French conventicule
. See Convent
] 1. A small assembly or gathering; esp., a secret assembly.
They are commanded to abstain from all conventicles of men whatsoever. 2. An assembly for religious worship; esp., such an assembly held privately, as in times of persecution, by Nonconformists or Dissenters in England, or by Covenanters in Scotland; -- often used opprobriously, as if those assembled were heretics or schismatics.
The first Christians could never have had recourse to nocturnal or clandestine conventicles till driven to them by the violence of persecution.
A sort of men who . . . attend its [ the curch of England's] service in the morning, and go with their wives to a conventicle in the afternoon.
Conventicler noun One who supports or frequents conventicles. Dryden.
Conventicling adjective Belonging or going to, or resembling, a conventicle.
Conventicling schools . . . set up and taught secretly by fanatics.
[ Latin conventio
: confer French convention
. See Convene
, intransitive verb
] 1. The act of coming together; the state of being together; union; coalition.
The conventions or associations of several particles of matter into bodies of any certain denomination. 2. General agreement or concurrence; arbitrary custom; usage; conventionality.
There are thousands now 3. A meeting or an assembly of persons, esp. of delegates or representatives, to accomplish some specific object, -- civil, social, political, or ecclesiastical.
Such women, but convention beats them down.
He set himself to the making of good laws in a grand convention of his nobles.
Sir R. Baker.
A convention of delegates from all the States, to meet in Philadelphia, for the sole and express purpose of reserving the federal system, and correcting its defects. 4. (Eng. Hist) An extraordinary assembly of the parkiament or estates of the realm, held without the king's writ, -- as the assembly which restored Charles II. to the throne, and that which declared the throne to be abdicated by James II.
Our gratitude is due . . . to the Long Parliament, to the Convention , and to William of Orange. 5. An agreement or contract less formal than, or preliminary to, a treaty; an informal compact, as between commanders of armies in respect to suspension of hostilities, or between states; also, a formal agreement between governments or sovereign powers; as, a postal convention between two governments.
This convention , I think from my soul, is nothing but a stipulation for national ignominy; a truce without a suspension of hostilities.
The convention with the State of Georgia has been ratified by their Legislature.
[ Latin conventionalis
: confer French conventionnel
.] 1. Formed by agreement or compact; stipulated.
Conventional services reserved by tenures upon grants, made out of the crown or knights' service. 2. Growing out of, or depending on, custom or tacit agreement; sanctioned by general concurrence or usage; formal.
Sir M. Hale.
The conventional language appropriated to monarchs.
The ordinary salutations, and other points of social behavior, are conventional . 3. (Fine Arts) (a) Based upon tradition, whether religious and historical or of artistic rules. (b) Abstracted; removed from close representation of nature by the deliberate selection of what is to be represented and what is to be rejected; as, a conventional flower; a conventional shell. Confer Conventionalize , transitive verb
Conventionalism noun 1. That which is received or established by convention or arbitrary agreement; that which is in accordance with the fashion, tradition, or usage.
All the artifice and conventionalism of life.
They gaze on all with dead, dim eyes, -- wrapped in conventionalisms , . . . simulating feelings according to a received standard. 2. (Fine Arts) The principles or practice of conventionalizing. See Conventionalize , transitive verb
F. W. Robertson.
1. One who adheres to a convention or treaty. 2. One who is governed by conventionalism.
; plural Conventionalities The state of being conventional; adherence to social formalities or usages; that which is established by conventional use; one of the customary usages of social life.
Conventionalization noun (Fine Arts) (a) The act of making conventional. (b) The state of being conventional.
Conventionalize transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Conventionalized
; present participle & verbal noun Conventionalizing
.] 1. To make conventional; to bring under the influence of, or cause to conform to, conventional rules; to establish by usage. 2. (Fine Arts) (a) To represent by selecting the important features and those which are expressible in the medium employed, and omitting the others. (b) To represent according to an established principle, whether religious or traditional, or based upon certain artistic rules of supposed importance.
Conventionalize intransitive verb (Fine Arts) To make designs in art, according to conventional principles. Confer Conventionalize , transitive verb , 2.
Conventionally adverb In a conventional manner.
Conventionary adjective Acting under contract; settled by express agreement; as, conventionary tenants. [ Obsolete] R. Carew.
Conventioner noun One who belongs to a convention or assembly.
Conventionist noun One who enters into a convention, covenant, or contract.
Conventual adjective [ Late Latin conventualis : confer French conventuel .] Of or pertaining to a convent; monastic. "A conventual garb." Macaulay. Conventual church , a church attached or belonging to a convent or monastery. Wordsworth.
Conventual noun One who lives in a convent; a monk or nun; a recluse. Addison.
Converge intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Converged
; present participle & verbal noun Converging
.] [ Prefix con-
+ Latin vergere
to turn, incline; confer French converger
. See Verge
, intransitive verb
] To tend to one point; to incline and approach nearer together; as, lines converge .
The mountains converge into a single ridge.
Converge transitive verb To cause to tend to one point; to cause to incline and approach nearer together.
I converge its rays to a focus of dazzling brilliancy.
Convergence, Convergency noun
[ Confer French convergence
.] The condition or quality of converging; tendency to one point.
The convergence or divergence of the rays falling on the pupil.
[ Confer French convergent
.] tending to one point of focus; tending to approach each other; converging.
As many rays of light, as conveniently can be let in, and made convergent .
The vast dome of its cathedral . . . directing its convergent curves to heaven.
Converging adjective Tending to one point; approaching each other; convergent; as, converging lines. Whewell. Converging rays (Opt.) , rays of light, which, proceeding from different points of an object, tend toward a single point. -- Converging series (Math.) , a series in which if an indefinitely great number of terms be taken, their sum will become indefinitely near in value to a fixed quantity, which is called the sum of the series ; -- opposed to a diverging series.
[ Confer French conversable
.] Qualified for conversation; disposed to converse; sociable; free in discourse.
While young, humane, conversable , and kind.
Conversableness noun The quality of being conversable; disposition to converse; sociability.
Conversably adverb In a conversable manner.
Conversance noun The state or quality of being conversant; habit of familiarity; familiar acquaintance; intimacy. [ R.]
Conversancy noun Conversance [ R.]
[ Latin conversans
, present participle of conversari
: confer French conversant
.] 1. Having frequent or customary intercourse; familiary associated; intimately acquainted.
I have been conversant with the first persons of the age. 2. Familiar or acquainted by use or study; well-informed; versed; -- generally used with with , sometimes with in .
Deeply conversant in the Platonic philosophy.
he uses the different dialects as one who had been conversant with them all.
Conversant only with the ways of men. 3. Concerned; occupied.
Education . . . is conversant about children.
Conversant noun One who converses with another; a convenser. [ R.]