|Elzevir El"ze·vir adjective (Bibliog.) Applied to books or editions (esp. of the Greek New Testament and the classics) printed and published by the Elzevir family at Amsterdam, Leyden, etc., from about 1592 to 1680; also, applied to a round open type introduced by them.
The Elzevir editions are valued for their neatness, and the elegant small types used. Brande & C.
Elæagnus E`læ·ag"nus noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... a Bœotian marsh plant; ... olive + ... sacred, pure.] (Botany) A genus of shrubs or small trees, having the foliage covered with small silvery scales; oleaster.
Elæis E·læ"is noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... olive tree.] (Botany) A genus of palms. » Elæis Guineensis , the African oil palm, is a tree twenty or thirty feet high, with immense pinnate leaves and large masses of fruit. The berries are rather larger than olives, and when boiled in water yield the orange-red palm oil.
Elæolite E·læ"o·lite noun [ Greek ... olive oil, oil + -lite .] (Min.) A variety of hephelite, usually massive, of greasy luster, and gray to reddish color. Elæolite syenite , a kind of syenite characterized by the presence of elæolite.
Elæoptene E`læ·op"tene noun [ Greek ... olive oil, oil + ... winged, fleeting.] (Chemistry) The more liquid or volatile portion of certain oily substance, as distinguished from stearoptene , the more solid parts. [ Written also elaoptene .]
Em Em An obsolete or colloquial contraction of the old form hem , them. Addison.
Em Em noun (Print.) The portion of a line formerly occupied by the letter m , then a square type, used as a unit by which to measure the amount of printed matter on a page; the square of the body of a type.
Em- Em- A prefix. See En- .
Emacerate E·mac"er·ate transitive verb & i. [ Latin emaceratus emaciated; e + macerare to make soft.] To make lean or to become lean; to emaciate. [ Obsolete] Bullokar.
Emaceration E·mac`er·a"tion noun Emaciation. [ Obsolete]
Emaciate E·ma"ci·ate intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Emaciated ; present participle & verbal noun Emaciating .] [ Latin emaciatus , past participle of emaciare to make lean; e + maciare to make lean or meager, from macies leanness, akin to macer lean. See Meager .] To lose flesh gradually and become very lean; to waste away in flesh. "He emaciated and pined away." Sir T. Browne.
Emaciate E·ma"ci·ate transitive verb To cause to waste away in flesh and become very lean; as, his sickness emaciated him.
Emaciate E·ma"ci·ate adjective [ Latin emaciatus , past participle ] Emaciated. " Emaciate steeds." T. Warton.
Emaciation E·ma`ci·a"tion noun [ Confer French émaciation .] 1. The act of making very lean. 2. The state of being emaciated or reduced to excessive leanness; an excessively lean condition.
Emaculate E·mac"u·late transitive verb [ Latin emaculatus , past participle of emaculare to clear from spots. See Maculate .] To clear from spots or stains, or from any imperfection. [ Obsolete] Hales.
Emaculation E·mac`u·la"tion noun The act of clearing from spots. [ Obsolete] Johnson.
Emanant Em"a·nant adjective [ Latin emanans , -antis , present participle of emanare . See Emanate .] Issuing or flowing forth; emanating; passing forth into an act, or making itself apparent by an effect; -- said of mental acts; as, an emanant volition.
Emanate Em"a·nate intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Emanated
; present participle & verbal noun Emanating
.] [ Latin emanare
, to emanate; e
out + manare
to flow, probably for madnare
, and akin to madere
to be wet, drip, madidus
wet, drenched, drunk, Greek ..., ..., wet, ... to be wet, Sanskrit mad
to boil, matta
drunk. Confer Emane
.] 1. To issue forth from a source; to flow out from more or less constantly; as, fragrance emanates from flowers. 2. To proceed from, as a source or fountain; to take origin; to arise, to originate.
That subsisting from of government from which all special laws emanate . De Quincey. Syn.
-- To flow; arise; proceed; issue; originate.
Emanate Em"a·nate adjective Issuing forth; emanant. [ R.]
Emanation Em`a·na"tion noun
[ Latin emanatio
: confer French émanation
.] 1. The act of flowing or proceeding from a fountain head or origin. South.
Those profitable and excellent emanations from God. Jer. Taylor. 2. That which issues, flows, or proceeds from any object as a source; efflux; an effluence; as, perfume is an emanation from a flower.
An emanation of the indwelling life. Bryant.
Emanative Em"a·na·tive adjective Issuing forth; effluent.
Emanatively Em"a·na·tive·ly adverb By an emanation.
Emanatory Em"a·na·to·ry adjective Emanative; of the nature of an emanation. Dr. H. More.
Emancipate E·man"ci·pate transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Emancipated
; present participle & verbal noun Emancipating
.] [ Latin emancipatus
, past participle of emancipare
to emancipate; e
to transfer ownership in, from manceps
purchaser, as being one who laid his hand on the thing bought; manus
hand + capere
to take. See Manual
, and Capable
.] To set free from the power of another; to liberate; as: (a) To set free, as a minor from a parent; as, a father may emancipate a child. (b) To set free from bondage; to give freedom to; to manumit; as, to emancipate a slave, or a country.
Brasidas . . . declaring that he was sent to emancipate Hellas. Jowett (Thucyd. ). (c) To free from any controlling influence, especially from anything which exerts undue or evil influence; as, to emancipate one from prejudices or error.
From how many troublesome and slavish impertinences . . . he had emancipated and freed himself. Evelyn.
To emancipate the human conscience. A. W. Ward.
Emancipate E·man"ci·pate adjective [ Latin emancipatus , past participle ] Set at liberty.
Emancipation E·man`ci·pa"tion noun [ Latin emancipatio : confer French émancipation .] The act of setting free from the power of another, from slavery, subjection, dependence, or controlling influence; also, the state of being thus set free; liberation; as, the emancipation of slaves; the emancipation of minors; the emancipation of a person from prejudices; the emancipation of the mind from superstition; the emancipation of a nation from tyranny or subjection. Syn. -- Deliverance; liberation; release; freedom; manumission; enfranchisement.
Emancipationist E·man`ci·pa"tion·ist noun An advocate of emancipation, esp. the emancipation of slaves.
Emancipator E·man"ci·pa`tor noun [ Latin ] One who emancipates.
Emancipatory E·man"ci·pa·to·ry adjective Pertaining to emancipation, or tending to effect emancipation. " Emancipatory laws." G. Eliot.
Emancipist E·man"ci·pist noun A freed convict. [ Australia]
Emarginate E·mar"gi·nate transitive verb [ Latin emarginare ; e out + marginare to furnish with a margin, from margo margin.] To take away the margin of.
Emarginate, Emarginated E·mar"gi·nate, E·mar"gi·na`ted adjective 1. Having the margin interrupted by a notch or shallow sinus. 2. (Botany) Notched at the summit. 3. (Cryst.) Having the edges truncated.
Emarginately E·mar"gi·nate·ly adverb In an emarginate manner.
Emargination E·mar`gi·na"tion noun The act of notching or indenting the margin, or the state of being so notched; also, a notch or shallow sinus in a margin.
Emasculate E·mas"cu·late transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Emasculated
; present participle & verbal noun Emasculating
.] [ Latin emasculare
male, masculine. See Male
masculine.] 1. To deprive of virile or procreative power; to castrate power; to castrate; to geld. 2. To deprive of masculine vigor or spirit; to weaken; to render effeminate; to vitiate by unmanly softness.
Luxury had not emasculated their minds. V. Knox.
Emasculate E·mas"cu·late adjective Deprived of virility or vigor; unmanned; weak. " Emasculate slave." Hammond.
Emasculation E·mas`cu·la"tion noun 1. The act of depriving of virility, or the state of being so deprived; castration. 2. The act of depriving, or state of being deprived, of vigor or strength; unmanly weakness.
Emasculator E·mas"cu·la`tor noun [ Latin ] One who, or that which, emasculates.
Emasculatory E·mas"cu·la·to·ry adjective Serving or tending to emasculate.
Embace Em·bace" transitive verb See Embase . [ Obsolete]
Embale Em·bale" transitive verb
[ French emballer
; prefix em-
) + balle
bale. See 1st Bale
.] [ Obsolete] 1. To make up into a bale or pack. Johnson. 2. To bind up; to inclose.
Legs . . . embaled in golden buskins. Spenser.
Emball Em·ball" transitive verb [ See Embale .] To encircle or embrace. [ Obsolete] Sir P. Sidney.
Embalm Em·balm" transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Embalmed
; present participle & verbal noun Embalming
.] [ French embaumer
; prefix em-
) + baume
balm. See Balm
.] 1. To anoint all over with balm; especially, to preserve from decay by means of balm or other aromatic oils, or spices; to fill or impregnate (a dead body), with aromatics and drugs that it may resist putrefaction.
Joseph commanded his servants, the physicians, to embalm ...is father; and the physicians embalmed Israel. Gem. l. 2. 2. To fill or imbue with sweet odor; to perfume.
With fresh dews embalmed the earth. Milton. 3. To preserve from decay or oblivion as if with balm; to perpetuate in remembrance.
Those tears eternal that embalm the dead. Pope.
Embalmer Em·balm"er noun One who embalms.
Embalmment Em·balm"ment noun [ Confer French embaumement .] The act of embalming. [ R.] Malone.
Embank Em·bank" transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Embanked ; present participle & verbal noun Embanking .] [ Prefix em- + bank . Confer Imbank .] To throw up a bank so as to confine or to defend; to protect by a bank of earth or stone.
Embankment Em·bank"ment noun 1. The act of surrounding or defending with a bank. 2. A structure of earth, gravel, etc., raised to prevent water from overflowing a level tract of country, to retain water in a reservoir, or to carry a roadway, etc.
Embar Em·bar" transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Embarred
; present participle & verbal noun Embanking
.] [ Prefix em-
: confer French embarrer
. Confer Embargo
.] 1. To bar or shut in; to inclose securely, as with bars.
Where fast embarred in mighty brazen wall. Spenser. 2. To stop; to hinder by prohibition; to block up.
He embarred all further trade. Bacon.
Embarcation Em`bar·ca"tion noun Same as Embarkation .
Embarge Em·barge" transitive verb To put in a barge. [ Poetic] Drayton.