Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Correctify transitive verb To correct. [ Obsolete]

When your worship's plassed to correctify a lady.
Beau. & Fl.

Correction noun [ Latin correctio : confer French correction .]
1. The act of correcting, or making that right which was wrong; change for the better; amendment; rectification, as of an erroneous statement.

The due correction of swearing, rioting, neglect of God's word, and other scandalouss vices.
Strype.

2. The act of reproving or punishing, or that which is intended to rectify or to cure faults; punishment; discipline; chastisement.

Correction and instruction must both work
Ere this rude beast will profit.
Shak.

3. That which is substituted in the place of what is wrong; an emendation; as, the corrections on a proof sheet should be set in the margin.

4. Abatement of noxious qualities; the counteraction of what is inconvenient or hurtful in its effects; as, the correction of acidity in the stomach.

5. An allowance made for inaccuracy in an instrument; as, chronometer correction ; compass correction .

Correction line (Surv.) , a parallel used as a new base line in laying out township in the government lands of the United States. The adoption at certain intervals of a correction line is necessitated by the convergence of of meridians, and the statute requirement that the townships must be squares. -- House of correction , a house where disorderly persons are confined; a bridewell. -- Under correction , subject to correction; admitting the possibility of error.

Correctional adjective [ Confer French correctionnel .] Tending to, or intended for, correction; used for correction; as, a correctional institution.

Correctioner noun One who is, or who has been, in the house of correction. [ Obsolete] Shak.

Corrective adjective [ Confer French correctif .]


1. Having the power to correct; tending to rectify; as, corrective penalties.

Mulberries are pectoral, corrective of billious alkali.
Arbuthnot.

2. Qualifying; limiting. "The Psalmist interposeth . . . this corrective particle." Holdsworth.

Corrective noun
1. That which has the power of correcting, altering, or counteracting what is wrong or injurious; as, alkalies are correctives of acids; penalties are correctives of immoral conduct. Burke.

2. Limitation; restriction. [ Obsolete] Sir M. Hale.

Correctly adverb In a correct manner; exactly; acurately; without fault or error.

Correctness noun The state or quality of being correct; as, the correctness of opinions or of manners; correctness of taste; correctness in writing or speaking; the correctness of a text or copy.

Syn. -- Accuracy; exactness; precision; propriety.

Corrector noun [ Latin ] One who, or that which, corrects; as, a corrector of abuses; a corrector of the press; an alkali is a corrector of acids.

Correctory adjective Containing or making correction; corrective.

Correctress noun A woman who corrects.

Corregidor noun [ Spanish , orig., a corrector.] The chief magistrate of a Spanish town.

Correi noun [ Scot., perhaps from Celt. cor a corner.] A hollow in the side of a hill, where game usually lies. "Fleet foot on the correi ." Sir W. Scott.

Correlatable adjective Such as can be correlated; as, correlatable phenomena.

Correlate (kŏr`re*lāt" or kŏr"re*lāt`) intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Correlated ; present participle & verbal noun Correlating .] [ Prefix cor- + relate .] To have reciprocal or mutual relations; to be mutually related.

Doctrine and worship correlate as theory and practice.
Tylor.

Correlate transitive verb To put in relation with each other; to connect together by the disclosure of a mutual relation; as, to correlate natural phenomena. Darwin.

Correlate noun One who, or that which, stands in a reciprocal relation to something else, as father to son; a correlative. South.

Correlation noun [ Late Latin correlatio ; Latin cor- + relatio : confer French corrélation . Confer Correlation .] Reciprocal relation; corresponding similarity or parallelism of relation or law; capacity of being converted into, or of giving place to, one another, under certain conditions; as, the correlation of forces, or of zymotic diseases.

Correlation of energy , the relation to one another of different forms of energy; -- usually having some reference to the principle of conservation of energy. See Conservation of energy , under Conservation . -- Correlation of forces , the relation between the forces which matter, endowed with various forms of energy, may exert.

Correlative adjective [ Confer F. corrélatif .] Having or indicating a reciprocal relation.

Father and son, prince and subject, stranger and citizen, are correlative terms.
Hume.

Correlative noun
1. One who, or that which, stands in a reciprocal relation, or is correlated, to some other person or thing. Locke.

Spiritual things and spiritual men are correlatives .
Spelman.

2. (Gram.) The antecedent of a pronoun.

Correlatively adverb In a correlative relation.

Correlativeness noun Quality of being correlative.

Correligionist noun A co-religion...ist.

Correption noun [ Latin correptio , fr . corripere to seize.] Chiding; reproof; reproach. [ Obsolete]

Angry, passionate correption being rather apt to provoke, than to amend.
Hammond.

Correspond intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Corresponded ; present participle & verbal noun Corresponding .] [ Prefix cor- + respond : confer f. correspondre .]
1. To be like something else in the dimensions and arrangement of its parts; -- followed by with or to ; as, concurring figures correspond with each other throughout.

None of them [ the forms of Sidney's sonnets] correspond to the Shakespearean type.
J. A. Symonds.

2. To be adapted; to be congruous; to suit; to agree; to fit; to answer; -- followed by to .

Words being but empty sounds, any farther than they are signs of our ideas, we can not but assent to them as they correspond to those ideas we have, but no farther.
Locke.

3. To have intercourse or communion; especially, to hold intercourse or to communicate by sending and receiving letters; -- followed by with .

After having been long in indirect communication with the exiled family, he [ Atterbury] began to correspond directly with the Pretender.
Macaulay.

Syn. -- To agree; fit; answer; suit; write; address.

Correspondence noun [ Confer F. correspondance .]
1. Friendly intercourse; reciprocal exchange of civilities; especially, intercourse between persons by means of letters.

Holding also good correspondence with the other great men in the state.
Bacon.

To facilitate correspondence between one part of London and another, was not originally one of the objects of the post office.
Macaulay.

2. The letters which pass between correspondents.

3. Mutual adaptation, relation, or agreement, of one thing to another; agreement; congruity; fitness; relation.

Correspondence school A school that teaches by correspondence, the instruction being based on printed instruction sheets and the recitation papers written by the student in answer to the questions or requirements of these sheets. In the broadest sense of the term correspondence school may be used to include any educational institution or department for instruction by correspondence, as in a university or other educational bodies, but the term is commonly applied to various educational institutions organized on a commercial basis, some of which offer a large variety of courses in general and technical subjects, conducted by specialists.

Correspondency noun ; plural Correspondencies (-s...z). Same as Correspondence , 3.

The correspondencies of types and antitypes . . . may be very reasonable confirmations.
S. Clarke.

Correspondent (- e nt) adjective [ Confer F. correspondant .] Suitable; adapted; fit; corresponding; congruous; conformable; in accord or agreement; obedient; willing.

Action correspondent or repugnant unto the law.
Hooker.

As fast the correspondent passions rise.
Thomson.

I will be correspondent to command.
Shak.

Correspondent noun
1. One with whom intercourse is carried on by letter. Macaulay.

2. One who communicates information, etc., by letter or telegram to a newspaper or periodical.

3. (Com.) One who carries on commercial intercourse by letter or telegram with a person or firm at a distance.

Correspondently adverb In a a corresponding manner; conformably; suitably.

Corresponding adjective
1. Answering; conformable; agreeing; suiting; as, corresponding numbers.

2. Carrying on intercourse by letters.

Corresponding member of a society , one residing at a distance, who has been invited to correspond with the society, and aid in carrying out its designs without taking part in its management.

Correspondingly adverb In a corresponding manner; conformably.

Corresponsive adjective Corresponding; conformable; adapted. Shak. -- Cor`re*spon"sive*ly , adverb

Corridor noun [ French, from Itt. corridpore , or Spanish corredor ; prop., a runner, hence, a running or long line, a gallery, from Latin currere to run. See Course .]


1. (Architecture) A gallery or passageway leading to several apartments of a house.

2. (Fort.) The covered way lying round the whole compass of the fortifications of a place. [ R.]

Corridor train A train whose coaches are connected so as to have through its entire length a continuous corridor, into which the compartments open. [ Eng.]

Corrie noun Same as Correi . [ Scot.] Geikie.

Corrigendum noun ; plural Corrigenda (- d...). [ Latin ] A fault or error to be corrected.

Corrigent noun [ Latin corrigens , present participle of corrigere to correct.] (Medicine) A substance added to a medicine to mollify or modify its action. Dunglison.

Corrigibility noun Quality of being corrigible; capability of being corrected; corrigibleness.

Corrigible adjective [ Late Latin corribilis , from Latin corrigere to correct: confer French corrigible . See Correrct .]


1. Capable of being set right, amended, or reformed; as, a corrigible fault.

2. Submissive to correction; docile. "Bending down his corrigible neck." Shak.

3. Deserving chastisement; punishable. [ Obsolete]

He was taken up very short, and adjudged corrigible for such presumptuous language.
Howell.

4. Having power to correct; corrective. [ Obsolete]

The . . . . corrigible authority of this lies in our wills.
Shak.

Corrigibleness noun The state or quality of being corrigible; corrigibility.

Corrival noun A fellow rival; a competitor; a rival; also, a companion. [ R.] Shak.

Corrival adjective Having rivaling claims; emulous; in rivalry. [ R.] Bp. Fleetwood.

Corrival intransitive verb & t. To compete with; to rival. [ R.]

Corrivalry noun Corivalry. [ R.]

Corrivalship noun Corivalry. [ R.]

By the corrivalship of Shager his false friend.
Sir T. Herbert.

Corrivate transitive verb [ Latin corrivatus , past participle of corrivare to corrivate.] To cause to flow together, as water drawn from several streams. [ Obsolete] Burton.

Corrivation noun [ Latin corrivatio .] The flowing of different streams into one. [ Obsolete] Burton.

Corroborant adjective [ Latin corroborans , present participle See Corroborate .] Strengthening; supporting; corroborating. Bacon. -- noun Anything which gives strength or support; a tonic.

The brain, with its proper corroborants , especially with sweet odors and with music.
Southey.