Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Coralloidal adjective resembling coral; coralloid. Sir T. browne.
[ Latin ] (Zoology) The coral or skeleton of a zoöphyte, whether calcareous of horny, simple or compound. See Coral .
Coralwort noun (Botany) A cruciferous herb of certain species of Dentaria ; -- called also toothwort , tooth violet , or pepper root .
Coranach noun [ Gael. coranach , or corranach , a crying, the Irish funeral cry (the keen ), a dirge; comh with + ranaich a roaring, ran to roar, shriek.] A lamentation for the dead; a dirge. [ Written also coranich , corrinoch , coronach , cronach , etc.] [ Scot.]
Corant, Coranto noun
[ See Courant
.] A sprightly but somewhat stately dance, now out of fashion.
It is harder to dance a corant well, than a jig.
Sir W. temple.
Dancing a coranto with him upon the heath.
[ Latin corbis
basket. Confer Corbeil
.] 1. A basket used in coal mines, etc. see Corf . 2. (Architecture) An ornament in a building; a corbel.
Corban (kôr"băn) noun [ Hebrew qorbān , akin to Arabic qurbān.]
1. (Jewish Antiq.) An offering of any kind, devoted to God and therefore not to be appropriated to any other use; esp., an offering in fulfillment of a vow. » In the old Testament the hebrew word is usually translated "oblation" as in Numb. xviii. 9, xxxi. 50. » The traditionists laid down that a man might interdict himself by vow, not only from using for himself, but from giving to another, or receiving from him, some particular object, whether of food or any other kind. A person might thus exempt himself from assisting parents in distress, under plea of corban . Dr. W. Smith. 2. An alms basket; a vessel to receive gifts of charity; a treasury of the church, where offerings are deposited.
[ Old French corbe
, from Latin curvus
. See Cuve
[ Obsolete] " Corbe
[ French corbeille
, from Latin corbicula
a little basket, dim. of corbis
basket. Confer Corbel
.] 1. (Architecture) A sculptured basket of flowers; a corbel.
[ Obsolete] 2. plural (Fort.) Small gabions. Brande & C.
[ French corbeau
, for older corbel
, dim. of Latin corbis
basket. (Corbels were often in the form of a basket.) See Corbeil
.] (Architecture) A bracket supporting a superincumbent object, or receiving the spring of an arch. Corbels were employed largely in Gothic architecture.
» A common form of corbel consists of courses of stones or bricks, each projecting slightly beyond the next below it.
Corbel transitive verb To furnish with a corbel or corbels; to support by a corbel; to make in the form of a corbel. To corbel out , to furnish with a corbel of courses, each projecting beyond the one next below it.
Corbel-table noun (Architecture) A horizontal row of corbels, with the panels or filling between them; also, less properly used to include the stringcourse on them.
Corbeling, Corbelling noun Corbel work or the construction of corbels; a series of corbels or piece of continuous corbeled masonry, sometimes of decorative purpose, as in the stalactite ornament of the Moslems.
Corbie or Cor"by
; plural Corbies
(-bĭz). [ French corbeau
, Old French corbel
, dim. from Latin corvus
raven.] 1. (Zoology) The raven.
[ Scot.] 2. (her.) A raven, crow, or chough, used as a charge. Corbie crow
, the carrion crow.
Corbiestep noun (Architecture) One of the steps in which a gable wall is often finished in place of a continuous slope; -- also called crowstep .
Corchorus (kôr"ko*rŭs) noun [ Nl., from Latin corchorus a poor kind of pulse, Greek ko`rchoros a wild plant of bitter taste.] (Botany) The common name of the Kerria Japonica or Japan globeflower, a yellow-flowered, perennial, rosaceous plant, seen in old-fashioned gardens.
Corcle (kôr"k'l), Cor"cule (- kul) , noun [ Latin corculum a little heart, dim. of cor heart.] (Botany) The heart of the seed; the embryo or germ. [ Obsolete]
[ French corde
, Latin chorda
catgut, chord, cord, from Greek chordh`
; confer chola`des
intestines, Latin harus
pex soothsayer (inspector of entrails), Icelandic görn
, plural garnir
gut, and English yarn
. Confer Chord
.] 1. A string, or small rope, composed of several strands twisted together. 2. A solid measure, equivalent to 128 cubic feet; a pile of wood, or other coarse material, eight feet long, four feet high, and four feet broad; -- originally measured with a cord or line. 3. Fig.: Any moral influence by which persons are caught, held, or drawn, as if by a cord; an enticement; as, the cords of the wicked; the cords of sin; the cords of vanity.
The knots that tangle human creeds, 4. (Anat.) Any structure having the appearance of a cord, esp. a tendon or a nerve. See under Spermatic , Spinal , Umbilical , Vocal . 5. (Mus.) See Chord .
The wounding cords that bind and strain
The heart until it bleeds.
[ Obsolete] Cord wood
, wood for fuel cut to the length of four feet (when of full measure).
(kôrd) transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Corded
; present participle & verbal noun Cording
.] 1. To bind with a cord; to fasten with cords; to connect with cords; to ornament or finish with a cord or cords, as a garment. 2. To arrange (wood, etc.) in a pile for measurement by the cord.
[ French cordage
. See Cord
.] Ropes or cords, collectively; hence, anything made of rope or cord, as those parts of the rigging of a ship which consist of ropes.
l) noun Same as Cordelle .
Cordate (kôr"dat) adjective [ Latin cor , cordis , heart.] (Botany) Heart- shaped; as, a cordate leaf.
Cordately adverb In a cordate form.
Corded (kôrd"ĕd) adjective
1. Bound or fastened with cords. 2. Piled in a form for measurement by the cord. 3. Made of cords. [ Obsolete] "A corded ladder." Shak. 4. Striped or ribbed with cords; as, cloth with a corded surface. 5. (Her.) Bound about, or wound, with cords.
[ French, from Old French cordel
, French cordeau
, dim. from corde
string, rope. See Cord
.] 1. (Eccl. Hist.) A Franciscan; -- so called in France from the girdle of knotted cord worn by all Franciscans. 2. (Fr. Hist.) A member of a French political club of the time of the first Revolution, of which Danton and Marat were members, and which met in an old Cordelier convent in Paris.
[ French cordeler
to twist, from Old French cordel
. See Cordelier
Cordelle (kôr*dĕl") noun [ French, dim. of corde cord.] A twisted cord; a tassel. Halliwell.
l; 106, 277) adjective
[ Late Latin cordialis
, from Latin cor
heart: confer French cordial
. See Heart
.] 1. Proceeding from the heart.
A rib with cordial spirits warm. 2. Hearty; sincere; warm; affectionate.
He . . . with looks of cordial love 3. Tending to revive, cheer, or invigorate; giving strength or spirits.
Hung over her enamored.
Behold this cordial julep here Syn.
That flames and dances in his crystal bounds.
-- Hearty; sincere; heartfelt; warm; affectionate; cheering; invigorating. See Hearty
Cordial noun 1. Anything that comforts, gladdens, and exhilarates.
Charms to my sight, and cordials to my mind. 2. (Med) Any invigorating and stimulating preparation; as, a peppermint cordial . 3. (Com.) Aromatized and sweetened spirit, used as a beverage; a liqueur.
(kôr*jăl"ĭ*tȳ or kôr`dĭ*ăl"-; 106) noun
; plural Cordialities
(-tĭz). [ Late Latin cordialitas
, from cordialis
sincere: confer French cordialité
.] 1. Relation to the heart.
That the ancients had any respect of cordiality or reference unto the heart, will much be doubted. 2. Sincere affection and kindness; warmth of regard; heartiness. Motley.
Sir T. Browne.
Cordialize (kôr"j a l*īz or kôrd"y a l*īz; 106) transitive verb
1. To make into a cordial. 2. To render cordial; to reconcile.
Cordialize intransitive verb To grow cordial; to feel or express cordiality. [ R.]
Cordially adverb In a cordial manner. Dr. H. More.
Cordialness noun Cordiality. Cotgrave.
[ Named after the geologist Cordier
.] (Min.) See Iolite .
Cordiform (kôr"dĭ*fôrm) adjective [ Latin cor , cordis , heart + - form , confer French cordiforme .] Heart-shaped. Gray.
(kôr*dĭl"lẽr*ȧ; Spanish kôr`de*lya"rȧ) noun
[ Spanish , from OSp. cordilla
, dim. of cuerda
a rope, string. See Cord
.] (Geol.) A mountain ridge or chain.
is sometimes applied, in geology, to the system of mountain chains near the border of a continent; thus, the western cordillera
of North America in the United States includes the Rocky Mountains, Sierra Nevada, Coast and Cascade ranges.
Cordiner (kôr"dĭ*nẽr) noun A cordwainer. [ Obsolete]
[ From Cord
] (Mil.) A smokeless powder composed of nitroglycerin, guncotton, and mineral jelly, and used by the British army and in other services. In making it the ingredients are mixed into a paste with the addition of acetone and pressed out into cords (of various diameters) resembling brown twine, which are dried and cut to length. A variety containing less nitroglycerin than the original is known as cordite M. D.
Córdoba (kôr"do*vä) noun [ Prob. from the Spanish explorer Francisco Hernández de Córdoba.] The monetary unit of Nicaragua, equivalent to the United States gold dollar.
(kôr"dŏn; F. kôr`dôN") noun
[ French, from corde
. See Cord
.] 1. A cord or ribbon bestowed or borne as a badge of honor; a broad ribbon, usually worn after the manner of a baldric, constituting a mark of a very high grade in an honorary order. Confer Grand cordon . 2. The cord worn by a Franciscan friar. Sir E. Sandys. 3. (Fort.) The coping of the scarp wall, which projects beyong the face of the wall a few inches. 4. (Mil.) A line or series of sentinels, or of military posts, inclosing or guarding any place or thing. 5. A rich and ornamental lace or string, used to secure a mantle in some costumes of state.
[ French, dim. of cordon
. See Cardon
.] Doubled and twisted thread, made of coarse silk, and used for tassels, fringes, etc. McElrath.
(kôr"do*v> acr/n) noun
[ Spanish cordoban
, from Cordova
, or Cordoba
, in Spain. Confer Cordwain
.] Same as Cordwain . In England the name is applied to leather made from horsehide.
Corduroy (kôr"du*roi` or kôr`du*roi") noun [ Prob. for French corde du roi king's cord.] Corduroy road , a roadway formed of logs laid side by side across it, as in marshy places; -- so called from its rough or ribbed surface, resembling corduroy. [ U.S.]
1. A sort of cotton velveteen, having the surface raised in ridges. 2. plural Trousers or breeches of corduroy.
Corduroy transitive verb To form of logs laid side by side. "Roads were corduroyed ." Gen. W. T. Sherman.
[ Middle English cordewan
, Old French cordoan
, from Spanish cordoban
. See Cordovan
.] A term used in the Middle Ages for Spanish leather (goatskin tanned and dressed), and hence, any leather handsomely finished, colored, gilded, or the like.
Buskins he wore of costliest cordwain .
Cordwainer noun [ Middle English cordwaner , cordiner , from Old French cordoanier , cordouanier , French cordonnier .] A worker in cordwain, or cordovan leather; a shoemaker. [ Archaic.]
[ Compar. Cordier
; superl. Cordiest
.] Of, or like, cord; having cords or cordlike parts.