Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Classicality, Classicalness noun The quality of being classical.
1. In a classical manner; according to the manner of classical authors. 2. In the manner of classes; according to a regular order of classes or sets.
Classicism noun A classic idiom or expression; a classicalism. C. Kingsley.
Classicist noun One learned in the classics; an advocate for the classics.
Classifiable adjective Capable of being classified.
Classific adjective Characterizing a class or classes; relating to classification.
[ Confer French classification
.] The act of forming into a class or classes; a distribution into groups, as classes, orders, families, etc., according to some common relations or affinities. Artificial classification
. (Science) See under Artifitial .
Classificatory adjective Pertaining to classification; admitting of classification. "A classificatory system." Earle.
Classifier noun One who classifies.
Classify transitive verb
[ imperfect & pp. Classified
; present participle & verbal noun Classifying
.] [ Latin classis
class + ...] To distribute into classes; to arrange according to a system; to arrange in sets according to some method founded on common properties or characters. Syn.
-- To arrange; distribute; rank.
; plural Classes
. [ Latin See Class
] 1. A class or order; sort; kind.
His opinion of that classis of men. 2. (Eccl.) An ecclesiastical body or judicatory in certain churches, as the Reformed Dutch. It is intermediate between the consistory and the synod, and corresponds to the presbytery in the Presbyterian church.
; plural Classmen
. 1. A member of a class; a classmate. 2. A candidate for graduation in arts who is placed in an honor class, as opposed to a passman, who is not classified.
[ Oxford, Eng.]
Classmate noun One who is in the same class with another, as at school or college.
Clastic adjective [ Greek ... br..., from ... to break.]
1. Pertaining to what may be taken apart; as, clastic anatomy (of models). 2. (Min.) Fragmental; made up of brok... fragments; as, sandstone is a clastic rock.
Clatch noun [ Confer Scot. clatch a slap, the noise caused by the collision of soft bodies; probably of imitative origin.] (Scot. & Dial. Eng.)
1. A soft or sloppy lump or mass; as, to throw a clatch of mud. 2. Anything put together or made in a careless or slipshod way; hence, a sluttish or slipshod woman.
Clatch transitive verb & i. To daub or smear, as with lime; to make or finish in a slipshod way. [ Scot.]
Clathrate (klăth"rat) adjective [ Latin clathri lattice, Greek klh,qra .]
1. (Botany) Shaped like a lattice; cancellate. Gray. 2. (Zoology) Having the surface marked with raised lines resembling a lattice, as many shells.
(klăt"tẽr) intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Clattered
(- tẽrd); present participle & verbal noun Clattering
.] [ Anglo-Saxon clatrung
a rattle, akin to Dutch klateren
to rattle. Confer Clack
.] 1. To make a rattling sound by striking hard bodies together; to make a succession of abrupt, rattling sounds.
Clattering loud with iron clank. 2. To talk fast and noisily; to rattle with the tongue.
I see thou dost but clatter .
Clatter transitive verb To make a rattling noise with.
You clatter still your brazen kettle.
Clatter noun 1. A rattling noise, esp. that made by the collision of hard bodies; also, any loud, abrupt sound; a repetition of abrupt sounds.
The goose let fall a golden egg 2. Commotion; disturbance.
With cackle and with clatter .
"Those mighty feats which made such a clatter
in story." Barrow. 3. Rapid, noisy talk; babble; chatter.
"Hold still thy clatter
." Towneley Myst. (15 th Cent. ).
Throw by your clatter
And handle the matter.
Clatterer noun One who clatters.
Clatteringly adverb With clattering.
Claude Lorraine glass [ Its name is supposed to be derived from the similarity of the effects it gives to those of a picture by Claude Lorrain (often written Lorraine ).] A slightly convex mirror, commonly of black glass, used as a toy for viewing the reflected landscape.
Claudent adjective [ Latin claudens , present participle of claudere to shut.] Shutting; confining; drawing together; as, a claudent muscle. [ R.] Jonson
Claudicant adjective [ Latin claudicans , present participle of claudicare to limp, from claudus lame.] Limping. [ R.]
Claudication noun [ Latin claudicatio .] A halting or limping. [ R.] Tatler.
[ French clause
, Late Latin clausa
, equiv. to Latin clausula
clause, prop., close of ... rhetorical period, close, from claudere
to shut, to end. See Close
.] 1. A separate portion of a written paper, paragraph, or sentence; an article, stipulation, or proviso, in a legal document.
The usual attestation clause to a will. 2. (Gram.) A subordinate portion or a subdivision of a sentence containing a subject and its predicate.
[ Obsolete] See Letters clause or close , under Letter .
[ French, from Late Latin claustralis
, from Latin claustrum
. See Cloister
.] Cloistral. Ayliffe
; plural Claustra
. [ Latin , a bolt or bar.] (Anat.) A thin lamina of gray matter in each cerebral hemisphere of the brain of man.
[ From Latin clausula
. See Clause
] Consisting of, or having, clauses. Smart.
[ Latin clausura
. See Closure
.] The act of shutting up or confining; confinement.
[ R.] Geddes.
Clavate, Clavated adjective
[ Latin clava
club.] (Bot. & Zoology) Club-shaped; having the form of a club; growing gradually thicker toward the top. [ See Illust. of Antennae .]
Clave imperfect of Cleave .
Clavecin noun [ French] The harpsichord.
Clavellated adjective [ Confer Late Latin cineres clavelatti ashes of burnt lees or dregs of wine, French clavel an inferior sort of soda, English clavate .] (Old Chem.) Said of potash, probably in reference to its having been obtained from billets of wood by burning. [ Obsolete]
[ Obsolete] See Clover . Holland.
Claver noun Frivolous or nonsensical talk; prattle; chattering.
[ Scot. & North of Eng.]
Emmy found herself entirely at a loss in the midst of their clavers .
[ French clavicorde
, from Latin clavis
key + chorda
string.] (Mus.) A keyed stringed instrument, now superseded by the pianoforte. See Clarichord .
[ French clavicule
, from Latin clavicula
a little key, tendril, dim. of clavis
key, akin to claudere
to shut. See Close
, and confer Clef
.] (Anat.) The collar bone, which is joined at one end to the scapula, or shoulder blade, and at the other to the sternum, or breastbone. In man each clavicle is shaped like the letter ..., and is situated just above the first rib on either side of the neck. In birds the two clavicles are united ventrally, forming the merrythought, or wishbone.
[ Confer French clavicorne
.] (Zoology) Having club-shaped antennæ. See Antennæ
-- noun One of the Clavicornes.
Clavicornes noun plural [ New Latin ; Fr. Latin clava club + cornu horn.] (Zoology) A group of beetles having club-shaped antennæ.
[ Confer French claviculaire
. See Clavicle
.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the clavicle.
Clavier noun [ French, from Latin clavis key.] (Mus.) The keyboard of an organ, pianoforte, or harmonium. » Clavier is the German name for a pianoforte.
Claviform adjective [ Latin clava club + -form .] (Botany) Club- shaped; clavate. Craig.
Claviger noun [ Latin , from clavis key + gerere to carry.] One who carries the keys of any place.
Clavigerous adjective Bearing a club or a key.