Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Cadaverous adjective [ Latin cadaverosus .]
1. Having the appearance or color of a dead human body; pale; ghastly; as, a cadaverous look.

2. Of or pertaining to, or having the qualities of, a dead body. "The scent cadaverous ."

-- Ca*dav"er*ous*ly , adverb -- Ca*dav"er*ous*ness , noun

Cadbait noun [ Prov. English codbait , cadbote fly.] (Zoology) See Caddice .

Caddice, Caddis noun [ Prov. English caddy , cadew ; confer German köder bait.] (Zoology) The larva of a caddice fly. These larvæ generally live in cylindrical cases, open at each end, and covered externally with pieces of broken shells, gravel, bits of wood, etc. They are a favorite bait with anglers. Called also caddice worm , or caddis worm .

Caddice fly (Zoology) , a species of trichopterous insect, whose larva is the caddice.

Caddie noun [ Written also caddy , cadie , cady , and cawdy .] [ See Cadet .]
1. A cadet. [ Obsolete Scot.]

2. A lad; young fellow. [ Scot.] Burns.

3. One who does errands or other odd jobs. [ Scot.]

4. An attendant who carries a golf player's clubs, tees his ball, etc.

Caddis noun [ Middle English caddas , Scot. caddis lint, caddes a kind of woolen cloth, confer Gael. cada , cadadh , a kind of cloth, cotton, fustian, W. cadas , French cadis .] A kind of worsted lace or ribbon. " Caddises , cambrics, lawns." Shak.

Caddish adjective Like a cad; lowbred and presuming.

Caddow noun [ Middle English cadawe , probably from ca chough + daw jackdaw; confer Gael. cadhag , cathag . Confer Chough , Daw , noun ] (Zoology) A jackdaw. [ Prov. Eng.]

Caddy noun ; plural Caddies . [ Earlier spelt catty , from Malay katī a weight of 1⅓ pounds. Confer Catty .] A small box, can, or chest to keep tea in.

Cade adjective [ Confer Middle English cad , kod , lamb, also Cosset , Coddle .] Bred by hand; domesticated; petted.

He brought his cade lamb with him.
Sheldon.

Cade transitive verb To bring up or nourish by hand, or with tenderness; to coddle; to tame. [ Obsolete] Johnson.

Cade noun [ Latin cadus jar, Greek ....] A barrel or cask, as of fish. "A cade of herrings." Shak.

A cade of herrings is 500, of sprats 1,000.
Jacob, Law Dict.

Cade noun [ French & Pr.; Late Latin cada .] A species of juniper ( Juniperus Oxycedrus ) of Mediterranean countries.

Oil of cade , a thick, black, tarry liquid, obtained by destructive distillation of the inner wood of the cade. It is used as a local application in skin diseases.

Cadence noun [ Middle English cadence , cadens , Late Latin cadentia a falling, from Latin cadere to fall; confer French cadence , Italian cadenza . See Chance .]


1. The act or state of declining or sinking. [ Obsolete]

Now was the sun in western cadence low.
Milton.

2. A fall of the voice in reading or speaking, especially at the end of a sentence.

3. A rhythmical modulation of the voice or of any sound; as, music of bells in cadence sweet.

Blustering winds, which all night long
Had roused the sea, now with hoarse cadence lull
Seafaring men o'erwatched.
Milton.

The accents . . . were in passion's tenderest cadence .
Sir W. Scott.

4. Rhythmical flow of language, in prose or verse.

Golden cadence of poesy.
Shak.

If in any composition much attention was paid to the flow of the rhythm, it was said (at least in the 14th and 15th centuries) to be "prosed in faire cadence ."
Dr. Guest.

5. (Her.) See Cadency .

6. (Man.) Harmony and proportion in motions, as of a well-managed horse.

7. (Mil.) A uniform time and place in marching.

8. (Mus.) (a) The close or fall of a strain; the point of rest, commonly reached by the immediate succession of the tonic to the dominant chord. (b) A cadenza , or closing embellishment; a pause before the end of a strain, which the performer may fill with a flight of fancy.

Imperfect cadence . (Mus.) See under Imperfect .

Cadence transitive verb To regulate by musical measure.

These parting numbers, cadenced by my grief.
Philips.

Cadency noun Descent of related families; distinction between the members of a family according to their ages.

Marks of cadency (Her.) , bearings indicating the position of the bearer as older or younger son, or as a descendant of an older or younger son. See Difference (Her.) .

Cadene noun [ Confer French cadène .] A species of inferior carpet imported from the Levant. McElrath.

Cadent adjective [ Latin cadens , -entis , present participle of cadere to fall.] Falling. [ R.] " Cadent tears." Shak.

Cadenza noun [ Italian ] (Mus.) A parenthetic flourish or flight of ornament in the course of a piece, commonly just before the final cadence.

Cader noun See Cadre .

Cadet noun [ French cadet a younger or the youngest son or brother, dim. from Latin caput head; i. e. , a smaller head of the family, after the first or eldest. See Chief , and confer Cad .]


1. The younger of two brothers; a younger brother or son; the youngest son.

The cadet of an ancient and noble family.
Wood.

2. (Mil.) (a) A gentleman who carries arms in a regiment, as a volunteer, with a view of acquiring military skill and obtaining a commission. (b) A young man in training for military or naval service; esp. a pupil in a military or naval school, as at West Point, Annapolis, or Woolwich.

» All the undergraduates at Annapolis are Naval cadets . The distinction between Cadet midshipmen and Cadet engineers was abolished by Act of Congress in 1882.

Cadet noun
1. In New Zealand, a young gentleman learning sheep farming at a station; also, any young man attached to a sheep station.

2. A young man who makes a business of ruining girls to put them in brothels. [ Slang, U. S.]

Cadetship noun The position, rank, or commission of a cadet; as, to get a cadetship .

Cadew, Cadeworm noun A caddice. See Caddice .

Cadge transitive verb & i. [ imperfect & past participle Cadged ; present participle & verbal noun Cadging .] [ Confer Scot. cache , caich , cadge , to toss, drive, Middle English cachen to drive, catch, caggen to bind, or perhaps English cage . Confer Cadger .]


1. To carry, as a burden. [ Prov. Eng. & Scot.] Halliwell.

2. To hawk or peddle, as fish, poultry, etc. [ Prov.]

3. To intrude or live on another meanly; to beg. [ Prov. or Slang, Eng.] Wright.

Cadge noun [ Confer 2d Cadger .] (Hawking) A circular frame on which cadgers carry hawks for sale.

Cadger noun [ From Cadge , transitive verb , confer Codger .]


1. A packman or itinerant huckster.

2. One who gets his living by trickery or begging. [ Prov. or Slang] "The gentleman cadger ." Dickens.

Cadger noun [ Old French cagier one who catches hawks. Confer Cage .] (Hawking) One who carries hawks on a cadge.

Cadgy adjective Cheerful or mirthful, as after good eating or drinking; also, wanton. [ Scot. & Prov. Eng.]

Cadi noun [ Turk. See Alcalde .] An inferior magistrate or judge among the Mohammedans, usually the judge of a town or village.

Cadie, Caddie noun A Scotch errand boy, porter, or messenger. [ Written also cady .]

Every Scotchman, from the peer to the cadie .
Macaulay.

Cadilesker noun [ Arabic qād.ī judge + al'sker the army, Persian leshker .] A chief judge in the Turkish empire, so named originally because his jurisdiction extended to the cases of soldiers, who are now tried only by their own officers.

Cadillac noun [ Prob. from Cadillac , a French town.] A large pear, shaped like a flattened top, used chiefly for cooking. Johnson.

Cadis noun [ French] A kind of coarse serge.

Cadmean (kăd*m> emac/" a n) adjective [ Latin Cadmeus , Greek Kadmei^os , from Ka`dmos (L. Cadmus ), which name perhaps means lit. a man from the East; confer Hebrew qedem east.] Of or pertaining to Cadmus, a fabulous prince of Thebes, who was said to have introduced into Greece the sixteen simple letters of the alphabet -- α, β, γ, δ, ε, ι, κ, λ, μ, ν, ο, π, ρ, σ, τ, υ. These are called Cadmean letters.

Cadmean victory , a victory that damages the victors as much as the vanquished; probably referring to the battle in which the soldiers who sprang from the dragon's teeth sown by Cadmus slew each other.

Cadmia noun [ Latin cadmia calamine, Greek .... Confer Calamine .] (Min.) An oxide of zinc which collects on the sides of furnaces where zinc is sublimed. Formerly applied to the mineral calamine .

Cadmian adjective [ R.] See Cadmean .

Cadmic adjective (Chemistry) Pertaining to, derived from, or containing, cadmium; as, cadmic sulphide.

Cadmium noun [ New Latin See Cadmia .] (Chemistry) A comparatively rare element related to zinc, and occurring in some zinc ores. It is a white metal, both ductile and malleable. Symbol Cd. Atomic weight 111.8. It was discovered by Stromeyer in 1817, who named it from its association with zinc or zinc ore.

Cadmium yellow , a compound of cadmium and sulphur, of an intense yellow color, used as a pigment.

Cadrans noun [ Confer French cadran . Confer Quadrant .] An instrument with a graduated disk by means of which the angles of gems are measured in the process of cutting and polishing.

Cadre noun [ French cadre , Italian quadro square, from Latin quadrum , from quatuor four.] (Mil.) The framework or skeleton upon which a regiment is to be formed; the officers of a regiment forming the staff. [ Written also cader .]

Caducary adjective [ See Caducous .] (Law) Relating to escheat, forfeiture, or confiscation.

Caducean adjective Of or belonging to Mercury's caduceus, or wand.

Caduceus noun [ Latin caduceum , caduceus ; akin to Greek ... a herald's wand, from ... herald.] (Myth.) The official staff or wand of Hermes or Mercury, the messenger of the gods. It was originally said to be a herald's staff of olive wood, but was afterwards fabled to have two serpents coiled about it, and two wings at the top.

Caducibranchiate adjective [ Latin caducus falling (fr. cadere to fall) + English branchiate .] (Zoology) With temporary gills: -- applied to those Amphibia in which the gills do not remain in adult life.

Caducity noun [ Late Latin caducitas : confer French caducité . See Caducous .] Tendency to fall; the feebleness of old age; senility. [ R.]

[ A] jumble of youth and caducity .
Chesterfield.

Caducous [ Latin caducus falling, inclined to fall, from cadere to fall. See Cadence .] (Bot. & Zoology) Dropping off or disappearing early, as the calyx of a poppy, or the gills of a tadpole.

Caduke adjective [ Confer French caduc . See Caducous .] Perishable; frail; transitory. [ Obsolete] Hickes.

The caduke pleasures of his world.
Bp. Fisher.

Cady noun See Cadie .