Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913, 100,000 entries)
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Cabbage Cab"bage noun Cloth or clippings cabbaged or purloined by one who cuts out garments.
Cabbler Cab"bler (kăb"blẽr) noun One who works at cabbling.
Cabbling Cab"bling (-blĭng) noun (Metal.) The process of breaking up the flat masses into which wrought iron is first hammered, in order that the pieces may be reheated and wrought into bar iron.
Cabeça Ca·be"ça (kȧ*ba"sȧ), Ca*besse" (kȧ*bĕs") noun [ Portuguese cabeça , French cabesse .] The finest kind of silk received from India.
Caber Ca"ber (kā"bẽr) noun [ Gael] A pole or beam used in Scottish games for tossing as a trial of strength.
Caber Ca"ber noun [ Gael. cabar .] A pole or beam, esp. one used in Gaelic games for tossing as a trial of strength.
Cabezon Cab`e·zon" (kăb`a*zŏn" or kä*ba*thon") noun [ Spanish , properly, big head. Confer Cavesson .] (Zoology) A California fish ( Hemilepidotus spinosus ), allied to the sculpin.
Cabiai Cab"i·ai (kăb"ĭ*ī) noun [ Native South American name.] (Zoology) The capybara. See Capybara .
[ Old French caban
, from W. caban
booth, cabin, dim. of cab
cot, tent; or from French cabane
, Late Latin cabanna
, perhaps from the Celtic.] 1. A cottage or small house; a hut. Swift.
A hunting cabin in the west. 2. A small room; an inclosed place.
So long in secret cabin there he held 3. A room in ship for officers or passengers. Cabin boy
, a boy whose duty is to wait on the officers and passengers in the cabin of a ship.
Cabin Cab"in intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Cabined
(-ĭnd); present participle & verbal noun Cabining
.] To live in, or as in, a cabin; to lodge.
I'll make you . . . cabin in a cave.
Cabin Cab"in transitive verb To confine in, or as in, a cabin.
I am cabined , cribbed, confined, bound in
To saucy doubts and fears.
[ French, dim. of cabine
. See Cabin
] 1. A hut; a cottage; a small house.
Hearken a while from thy green cabinet , 2. A small room, or retired apartment; a closet. 3. A private room in which consultations are held.
The rural song of careful Colinet.
Philip passed some hours every day in his father's cabinet . 4. The advisory council of the chief executive officer of a nation; a cabinet council.
» In England, the cabinet
or cabinet council
consists of those privy councilors who actually transact the immediate business of the government. Mozley & W.
-- In the United States, the cabinet
is composed of the heads of the executive departments of the government, namely, the Secretary of State, of the Treasury, of War, of the Navy, of the Interior, and of Agiculture, the Postmaster-general, and the Attorney-general. 5. (a) A set of drawers or a cupboard intended to contain articles of value. Hence: (b) A decorative piece of furniture, whether open like an étagère or closed with doors. See Étagère . 6. Any building or room set apart for the safe keeping and exhibition of works of art, etc.; also, the collection itself. Cabinet council
. (a) Same as Cabinet , noun , 4 (of which body it was formerly the full title). (b) A meeting of the cabinet.
-- Cabinet councilor
, a member of a cabinet council.
-- Cabinet photograph
, a photograph of a size smaller than an imperial, though larger than a carte de visite .
-- Cabinet picture
, a small and generally highly finished picture, suitable for a small room and for close inspection.
Cabinet Cab"i·net adjective Suitable for a cabinet; small.
He [ Varnhagen von Ense] is a walking cabinet edition of Goethe.
For. Quar. Rev.
Cabinet Cab"i·net intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Cabineted ; present participle & verbal noun Cabineting .] To inclose [ R.] Hewyt.
Cabinetmaker Cab"i·net·mak`er (-māk`ẽr) noun One whose occupation is to make cabinets or other choice articles of household furniture, as tables, bedsteads, bureaus, etc.
Cabinetmaking Cab"i·net·mak`ing noun The art or occupation of making the finer articles of household furniture.
Cabinetwork Cab"i·net·work` (-wûrk`) noun The art or occupation of working upon wooden furniture requiring nice workmanship; also, such furniture.
Cabirean Cab`i·re"an (kăb`ĭ*rē" a n) noun One of the Cabiri.
Cabiri Ca·bi"ri (kȧ*bī"rī) noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek Ka`beiroi .] (Myth.) Certain deities originally worshiped with mystical rites by the Pelasgians in Lemnos and Samothrace and afterwards throughout Greece; -- also called sons of Hephæstus (or Vulcan), as being masters of the art of working metals. [ Written also Cabeiri .] Liddell & Scott.
Cabirian Ca·bir"i·an (kȧ*bĭr"ĭ* a n) adjective Same as Cabiric .
Cabiric Ca·bir"ic (kȧ*bĭr"ĭk) adjective [ Confer French Cabirique ] Of or pertaining to the Cabiri, or to their mystical worship. [ Written also Cabiritic .]
Cable Ca"ble (kā"b'l) noun [ French câble , Late Latin capulum , caplum , a rope, from Latin capere to take; confer D., Dan., & German kabel , from the French. See Capable .] 1. A large, strong rope or chain, of considerable length, used to retain a vessel at anchor, and for other purposes. It is made of hemp, of steel wire, or of iron links. 2. A rope of steel wire, or copper wire, usually covered with some protecting or insulating substance; as, the cable of a suspension bridge; a telegraphic cable . 3. (Arch) A molding, shaft of a column, or any other member of convex, rounded section, made to resemble the spiral twist of a rope; -- called also cable molding . Bower cable , the cable belonging to the bower anchor. -- Cable road , a railway on which the cars are moved by a continuously running endless rope operated by a stationary motor. -- Cable's length , the length of a ship's cable. Cables in the merchant service vary in length from 100 to 140 fathoms or more; but as a maritime measure, a cable's length is either 120 fathoms (720 feet), or about 100 fathoms (600 feet, an approximation to one tenth of a nautical mile). -- Cable tier . (a) That part of a vessel where the cables are stowed. (b) A coil of a cable. -- Sheet cable , the cable belonging to the sheet anchor. -- Stream cable , a hawser or rope, smaller than the bower cables, to moor a ship in a place sheltered from wind and heavy seas. -- Submarine cable . See Telegraph . -- To pay out the cable , To veer out the cable , to slacken it, that it may run out of the ship; to let more cable run out of the hawse hole. -- To serve the cable , to bind it round with ropes, canvas, etc., to prevent its being, worn or galled in the hawse, et. -- To slip the cable , to let go the end on board and let it all run out and go overboard, as when there is not time to weigh anchor. Hence, in sailor's use, to die.
Cable Ca"ble (kā"b'l) transitive verb 1. To fasten with a cable. 2. (Architecture) To ornament with cabling. See Cabling .
Cable Ca"ble transitive verb & i. [ imperfect & past participle Cabled (-b'ld); present participle & verbal noun Cabling (-blŏng).] To telegraph by a submarine cable [ Recent]
Cabled Ca"bled (-b'ld) adjective 1. Fastened with, or attached to, a cable or rope. "The cabled stone." Dyer. 2. (Architecture) Adorned with cabling.
Cablegram Ca"ble·gram` (kā"b'l*grăm`) noun [ Cable , noun + Greek gra`mma a writing, a letter.] A message sent by a submarine telegraphic cable. [ A recent hybrid, sometimes found in the newspapers.]
Cablelaid Ca"ble·laid` (-lād`) adjective 1. (Nautical) Composed of three three- stranded ropes, or hawsers, twisted together to form a cable. 2. Twisted after the manner of a cable; as, a cable-laid gold chain. Simmonds.
Cablet Ca"blet noun [ Dim. of cable ; confer French câblot .] A little cable less than ten inches in circumference.
Cabling Ca"bling noun (Architecture) The decoration of a fluted shaft of a column or of a pilaster with reeds, or rounded moldings, which seem to be laid in the hollows of the fluting. These are limited in length to about one third of the height of the shaft.
Cabman Cab"man noun
; plural Cabmen The driver of a cab.
Cabob Ca·bob" noun [ Hindi kabāb ] 1. A small piece of mutton or other meat roasted on a skewer; -- so called in Turkey and Persia. 2. A leg of mutton roasted, stuffed with white herrings and sweet herbs. Wright.
Cabob Ca·bob" transitive verb To roast, as a cabob. Sir. T. Herbert.
Caboched Ca·boched" adjective [ French caboche head. Confer 1st Cabbage .] (Her.) Showing the full face, but nothing of the neck; -- said of the head of a beast in armorial bearing. [ Written also caboshed .]
Cabochon Ca`bo`chon" (kȧ`bo`shôN") noun [ French] (Jewelry) A stone of convex form, highly polished, but not faceted; also, the style of cutting itself. Such stones are said to be cut en cabochon .
Caboodle Ca·boo"dle (kȧ*bō"d'l) noun The whole collection; the entire quantity or number; -- usually in the phrase the whole caboodle . [ Slang, U.S.] Bartlett.
Caboose Ca·boose" (kȧ*bōs") noun [ Confer Dutch kabuis , kombuis , Danish kabys , Swedish kabysa , German kabuse a little room or hut. The First part of the word seems to be allied to W. cab cabin, booth. Confer Cabin .] [ Written also camboose .] 1. (Nautical) A house on deck, where the cooking is done; -- commonly called the galley . 2. (Railroad) A car used on freight or construction trains for brakemen, workmen, etc.; a tool car. [ U. S.]
Cabotage Cab"o·tage noun [ French cabotage , from caboter to sail along the coast; confer Spanish cabo cape.] (Nautical) Navigation along the coast; the details of coast pilotage.
Cabrée Ca·brée" (kȧ*brée") noun [ French Canadian.] (Zoology) The pronghorn antelope. [ Also written cabrit , cabret .]
Cabrerite Ca·brer"ite noun (Min.) An apple-green mineral, a hydrous arseniate of nickel, cobalt, and magnesia; -- so named from the Sierra Cabrera , Spain.
Cabrilla Ca·bril"la noun [ Spanish , prawn.] (Zoöl) A name applied to various species of edible fishes of the genus Serranus , and related genera, inhabiting the Meditarranean, the coast of California, etc. In California, some of them are also called rock bass and kelp salmon .
Cabriole Cab"ri·ole noun
[ French See Cabriolet
, and confer Capriole
.] (Man.) A curvet; a leap. See Capriole .
The cabrioles which his charger exhibited.
Sir W. Scott.
Cabriolet Cab`ri·o·let" noun [ French, dim. of cabriole a leap, caper, from Italian capriola , from dim. of Latin caper he-goat, capra she-goat. This carriage is so called from its skipping lightness. Confer Cab , Caper a leap.] A one-horse carriage with two seats and a calash top.
Cabrit Ca·brit" noun Same as Cabrée .
Caburn Cab"urn noun [ Confer Cable , noun ] (Nautical) A small line made of spun yarn, to bind or worm cables, seize tackles, etc.
Cacaine Ca·ca"ine noun (Chemistry) The essential principle of cacao; -- now called theobromine .
Cacajão Ca·ca·jão" noun [ Portuguese ] (Zoöl) A South American short-tailed monkey ( Pithecia melanocephala or Brachyurus melanocephala ). [ Written also cacajo .]
Cacao Ca·ca"o noun [ Spanish , from Mex. kakahuatl . Confer Cocoa , Chocolate ] (Botany) A small evergreen tree ( Theobroma Cacao ) of South America and the West Indies. Its fruit contains an edible pulp, inclosing seeds about the size of an almond, from which cocoa, chocolate, and broma are prepared.
Cachalot Cach"a·lot noun [ French cachalot .] (Zoology) The sperm whale ( Physeter macrocephalus ). It has in the top of its head a large cavity, containing an oily fluid, which, after death, concretes into a whitish crystalline substance called spermaceti . See Sperm whale .
Cache Cache noun [ French, a hiding place, from cacher to conceal, to hide.] A hole in the ground, or hiding place, for concealing and preserving provisions which it is inconvenient to carry. Kane.
Cachectic, Cachectical Ca·chec"tic, Ca·chec"tic·al adjective [ Latin cachecticus , Greek ...........................: confer French cachectique .] Having, or pertaining to, cachexia; as, cachectic remedies; cachectical blood. Arbuthnot.
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