|Carousal Ca·rous"al noun
[ See Carouse
, but also confer French carrousel
tilt.] A jovial feast or festival; a drunken revel; a carouse.
The swains were preparing for a carousal . Syn.
-- Banquet; revel; orgie; carouse. See Feast
[ French carrousse
, earlier carous
, from German garaus
finishing stroke, the entire emptying of the cup in drinking a health; gar
entirely + aus
out. See Yare
, and Out
.] 1. A large draught of liquor.
[ Obsolete] "A full carouse
of sack." Sir J. Davies.
Drink carouses to the next day's fate. 2. A drinking match; a carousal.
The early feast and late carouse .
Carouse Ca·rouse" intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Caroused
; present participle & verbal noun Carousing
.] To drink deeply or freely in compliment; to take part in a carousal; to engage in drunken revels.
He had been aboard, carousing to his mates.
Carouse Ca·rouse" transitive verb To drink up; to drain; to drink freely or jovially.
Guests carouse the sparkling tears of the rich grape.
Egypt's wanton queen,
Carousing gems, herself dissolved in love.
Carouser Ca·rous"er noun One who carouses; a reveler.
Carousing Ca·rous"ing adjective That carouses; relating to a carouse.
Carousingly Ca·rous"ing·ly adverb In the manner of a carouser.
(kärp) intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Carped
(kärpt); present participle & verbal noun Carping
.] [ Middle English carpen
to say, speak; from Scand. (cf. Icelandic karpa
to boast), but influenced later by Latin carpere
to pluck, calumniate.] 1. To talk; to speak; to prattle.
[ Obsolete] Chaucer. 2. To find fault; to cavil; to censure words or actions without reason or ill-naturedly; -- usually followed by at .
Carping and caviling at faults of manner.
And at my actions carp or catch.
Carp Carp transitive verb 1. To say; to tell. [ Obsolete] 2. To find fault with; to censure. [ Obsolete] Dryden.
Carp Carp noun
; plural Carp
, formerly Carps
. [ Confer Icelandic karfi
, Danish karpe
, Swedish karp
, Old High German charpho
, German karpfen
, French carpe
, Late Latin carpa
.] (Zoology) A fresh-water herbivorous fish ( Cyprinus carpio .). Several other species of Cyprinus , Catla , and Carassius are called carp . See Cruclan carp .
» The carp
was originally from Asia, whence it was early introduced into Europe, where it is extensively reared in artificial ponds. Within a few years it has been introduced into America, and widely distributed by the government. Domestication has produced several varieties, as the leather carp
, which is nearly or quite destitute of scales, and the mirror carp
, which has only a few large scales. Intermediate varieties occur. Carp louse (Zoology)
, a small crustacean, of the genus Argulus , parasitic on carp and allied fishes. See Branchiura .
-- Carp mullet (Zoology)
, a fish ( Moxostoma carpio ) of the Ohio River and Great Lakes, allied to the suckers.
-- Carp sucker (Zoology)
, a name given to several species of fresh-water fishes of the genus Carpiodes in the United States; - - called also quillback.
Carpal Car"pal adjective [ From Carpus .] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the carpus, or wrist. -- noun One of the bones or cartilages of the carpus; a carpale. Carpal angle (Zoology) , the angle at the last joint of the folded wing of a bird.
Carpale Car·pa"le noun
; plural Carpalia
. [ New Latin , from English carpus
.] (Anat.) One of the bones or cartilages of the carpus; esp. one of the series articulating with the metacarpals.
Carpathian Car·pa"thi·an adjective Of or pertaining to a range of mountains in Austro-Hungary, called the Carpathians, which partially inclose Hungary on the north, east, and south.
Carpel Car"pel (kär"pĕl), Car*pel"lum (-pĕl"lŭm) noun [ New Latin carpellum , from Greek karpo`s fruit.] (Botany) A simple pistil or single-celled ovary or seed vessel, or one of the parts of a compound pistil, ovary, or seed vessel. See Illust of Carpaphore .
Carpellary Car"pel·la·ry adjective (Botany) Belonging to, forming, or containing carpels.
Carpenter Car"pen·ter noun [ Old French carpentier , French charpentier , Late Latin carpentarius , from Latin carpentum wagon, carriage.] An artificer who works in timber; a framer and builder of houses, ships, etc. Syn. -- Carpenter , Joiner . The carpenter frames and puts together roofs, partitions, floors, and other structural parts of a building. The joiner supplies stairs, doors shutters, mantelpieces, cupboards, and other parts necessary to finishing the building. In America the two trades are commonly united. Carpenter ant (Zoology) , any species of ant which gnaws galleries in the wood of trees and constructs its nests therein. They usually select dead or somewhat decayed wood. The common large American species is Formica Pennsylvanica . -- Carpenter bee (Zoology) , a large hymenopterous insect of the genus Xylocopa ; -- so called because it constructs its nest by gnawing long galleries in sound timber. The common American species is Xylocopa Virginica .
Carpentering Car"pen·ter·ing noun The occupation or work of a carpenter; the act of working in timber; carpentry.
Carpentry Car"pen·try noun [ French charpenterie , Old French also carpenterie . See Carpenter .] 1. The art of cutting, framing, and joining timber, as in the construction of buildings. 2. An assemblage of pieces of timber connected by being framed together, as the pieces of a roof, floor, etc.; work done by a carpenter.
Carper Carp"er noun One who carps; a caviler. Shak.
[ Old French carpite
rug, soft of cloth, French carpette
coarse packing cloth, rug (cf. Italian carpita
rug, blanket), Late Latin carpeta
, woolly cloths, from Latin carpere
to pluck, to card (wool); confer Greek karpo`s
fruit, English Harvest
.] 1. A heavy woven or felted fabric, usually of wool, but also of cotton, hemp, straw, etc.; esp. a floor covering made in breadths to be sewed together and nailed to the floor, as distinguished from a rug or mat; originally, also, a wrought cover for tables.
Tables and beds covered with copes instead of carpets and coverlets. 2. A smooth soft covering resembling or suggesting a carpet.
"The grassy carpet
of this plain." Shak. Carpet beetle or Carpet bug (Zoology)
, a small beetle ( Anthrenus scrophulariæ ), which, in the larval state, does great damage to carpets and other woolen goods; -- also called buffalo bug .
-- Carpet knight
. (a) A knight who enjoys ease and security, or luxury, and has not known the hardships of the field; a hero of the drawing room; an effeminate person. Shak. (b) One made a knight, for some other than military distinction or service.
-- Carpet moth (Zoology)
, the larva of an insect which feeds on carpets and other woolen goods. There are several kinds. Some are the larvæ of species of Tinea (as T. tapetzella ); others of beetles, esp. Anthrenus .
-- Carpet snake (Zoology)
, an Australian snake. See Diamond snake , under Diamond .
-- Carpet sweeper
, an apparatus or device for sweeping carpets.
-- To be on the carpet
, to be under consideration; to be the subject of deliberation; to be in sight; -- an expression derived from the use of carpets as table cover.
-- Brussels carpet
. See under Brussels .
Carpet Car"pet transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Carpeted
; present participle & verbal noun Carpeting
.] To cover with, or as with, a carpet; to spread with carpets; to furnish with a carpet or carpets.
Carpeted temples in fashionable squares.
Carpetbag Car"pet·bag` noun A portable bag for travelers; -- so called because originally made of carpet.
Carpetbagger Car"pet·bag`ger noun An adventurer; -- a term of contempt for a Northern man seeking private gain or political advancement in the southern part of the United States after the Civil War (1865). [ U. S.]
Carpeting Car"pet·ing noun 1. The act of covering with carpets. 2. Cloth or materials for carpets; carpets, in general.
The floor was covered with rich carpeting .
Carpetless Car"pet·less adjective Without a carpet.
Carpetmonger Car"pet·mon`ger noun 1. One who deals in carpets; a buyer and seller of carpets. 2. One fond of pleasure; a gallant. Shak.
Carpetway Car"pet·way` noun (Agriculture) A border of greensward left round the margin of a plowed field. Ray.
Carphology Car·phol"o·gy (kär*fŏl"o*jȳ) noun [ Greek ka`rfos any small dry body + -logy : confer French carphologie .] (Medicine) See Floccillation .
Carping Carp"ing (kärp"ĭng) adjective Fault-finding; censorious caviling. See Captious . -- Carp"ing*ly , adverb
Carpintero Car`pin·te"ro (kär`pen*ta"ro) noun [ Spanish , a carpenter, a woodpecker.] A california woodpecker ( Melanerpes formicivorus) , noted for its habit of inserting acorns in holes which it drills in trees. The acorns become infested by insect larvæ, which, when grown, are extracted for food by the bird.
Carpogenic Car`po·gen"ic (kär`po*jĕn"ĭk) adjective [ Greek karpo`s fruit + - gen .] (Botany) Productive of fruit, or causing fruit to be developed.
Carpolite Car"po·lite (kär"po*līt) noun [ Greek karpo`s fruit + - lite , confer French carpolithe .] A general term for a fossil fruit, nut, or seed.
Carpological Car`po·log"i·cal adjective Of or pertaining to carpology.
Carpologist Car·pol"o·gist noun One who describes fruits; one versed in carpology.
Carpology Car·pol"o·gy noun [ Greek karpo`s fruit + -logy .] That branch of botany which relates to the structure of seeds and fruit.
Carpophagous Car·poph"a·gous adjective [ Greek karpo`s fruit + ... to eat.] Living on fruits; fruit-consuming.
Carpophore Car"po·phore noun [ Greek karpo`s fruit + ... to bear.] (Botany) A slender prolongation of the receptacle as an axis between the carpels, as in Geranium and many umbelliferous plants.
Carpophyll Car"po·phyll noun [ Greek karpo`s fruit + ... leaf.] (Botany) A leaf converted into a fruit or a constituent portion of a fruit; a carpel. [ See Illust. of Gymnospermous .]
Carpophyte Car"po·phyte (kär"po*līt) noun [ Greek karpo`s fruit + fyto`n plant.] (Botany) A flowerless plant which forms a true fruit as the result of fertilization, as the red seaweeds, the Ascomycetes , etc. » The division of algæ and fungi into four classes called Carpophytes, Oöphytes, Protophytes, and Zygophytes (or Carposporeæ , Oösporeæ , Protophyta , and Zygosporeæ ) was proposed by Sachs about 1875.
Carpospore Car"po·spore noun [ Greek karpo`s + -spore .] (Botany) A kind of spore formed in the conceptacles of red algæ. -- Car`po*spor"ic adjective
; plural Carpi
(- pī). [ New Latin , from Greek karpo`s
wrist.] (Anat.) The wrist; the bones or cartilages between the forearm, or antibrachium, and the hand or forefoot; in man, consisting of eight short bones disposed in two rows.
Carrack Car"rack noun See Carack .
Carrageen, Carrigeen Car"ra·geen`, Car"ri·geen` noun A small, purplish, branching, cartilaginous seaweed ( Chondrus crispus ), which, when bleached, is the Irish moss of commerce. [ Also written carragheen , carageen .]
Carrancha Car·ran"cha noun [ Native name.] (Zoology) The Brazilian kite ( Polyborus Brasiliensis ); -- so called in imitation of its notes.
Carraway Car"ra·way noun See Caraway .
Carrel Car"rel noun See Quarrel , an arrow.
Carrel Car"rel noun (Architecture) Same as 4th Carol .
Carriable Car"ri·a·ble adjective Capable of being carried.
Carriage Car"riage noun
[ Old French cariage
luggage, carriage, chariage
carriage, cart, baggage, French charriage
, cartage, wagoning, from Old French carier
, French charrier
, to cart. See Carry
.] 1. That which is carried; burden; baggage.
David left his carriage in the hand of the keeper of the carriage .
1. Sam. xvii. 22.
And after those days we took up our carriages and went up to Jerusalem. 2. The act of carrying, transporting, or conveying.
Acts. xxi. 15.
Nine days employed in carriage . 3. The price or expense of carrying. 4. That which carries of conveys,
as: (a) A wheeled vehicle for persons, esp. one designed for elegance and comfort. (b) A wheeled vehicle carrying a fixed burden, as a gun carriage . (c) A part of a machine which moves and carries of supports some other moving object or part. (d) A frame or cage in which something is carried or supported; as, a bell carriage . 5. The manner of carrying one's self; behavior; bearing; deportment; personal manners.
His gallant carriage all the rest did grace. 6. The act or manner of conducting measures or projects; management.
The passage and whole carriage of this action. Carriage horse
, a horse kept for drawing a carriage.
-- Carriage porch (Architecture)
, a canopy or roofed pavilion covering the driveway at the entrance to any building. It is intended as a shelter for those who alight from vehicles at the door; -- sometimes erroneously called in the United States porte- cochère .
Carriageable Car"riage·a·ble adjective Passable by carriages; that can be conveyed in carriages. [ R.] Ruskin.
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