Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Embryon noun & adjective
[ New Latin ] See Embryo .
Embryonal adjective (Biol.) Pertaining to an embryo, or the initial state of any organ; embryonic.
Embryonary adjective (Biol.) Embryonic.
Embryonate, Embryonated adjective (Biol.) In the state of, or having, an embryonal.
Embryonic adjective (Biol.) Of or pertaining to an embryo; embryonal; rudimentary. Embryonic sac or vesicle (Botany) , the vesicle within which the embryo is developed in the ovule; -- sometimes called also amnios sac , and embryonal sac .
Embryoniferous adjective [ Embryo + -ferous .] (Biol.) Having an embryo.
Embryoniform adjective [ Embryo + -form .] (Biol.) Like an embryo in form.
Embryoplastic noun [ Embryo + plastic .] (Biol.) Relating to, or aiding in, the formation of an embryo; as, embryoplastic cells.
Embryotic adjective (Biol.) Embryonic.
Embryotomy noun [ Greek 'e`mbryon an embryo + te`mnein to cut: confer French embryotomie .] (Medicine) The cutting a fetus into pieces within the womb, so as to effect its removal.
Embryotroph noun [ Greek 'e`mbryon an embryo + trofh` nourishment.] (Biol.) The material from which an embryo is formed and nourished.
Embryous adjective Embryonic; undeveloped. [ R.]
Embulk transitive verb To enlarge in the way of bulk. [ R.] Latham.
Emburse transitive verb
[ See Imburse
.] To furnish with money; to imburse.
Embush transitive verb
[ Confer Ambush
.] To place or hide in a thicket; to ambush.
[ Obsolete] Shelton.
Embushment noun [ Middle English embusshement , Old French embuschement , French embûchement .] An ambush. [ Obsolete]
Embusy transitive verb To employ. [ Obsolete] Skelton.
[ See Eame
.] An uncle.
[ Obsolete] Spenser.
Emeer noun Same as Emir .
Emend transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Emended
; present participle & verbal noun Emending
.] [ Latin emendare
out + menda
, fault, blemish: confer French émender
. Confer Amend
.] To purge of faults; to make better; to correct; esp., to make corrections in (a literary work); to alter for the better by textual criticism, generally verbal. Syn.
-- To amend; correct; improve; better; reform; rectify. See Amend
[ Latin emendabilis
. Confer Amendable
.] Corrigible; amendable.
[ R.] Bailey.
Emendately adverb Without fault; correctly. [ Obsolete]
Emendation noun [ Latin emendatio : confer French émendation .]
1. The act of altering for the better, or correcting what is erroneous or faulty; correction; improvement. "He lies in his sin without repentance or emendation ." Jer. Taylor. 2. Alteration by editorial criticism, as of a text so as to give a better reading; removal of errors or corruptions from a document; as, the book might be improved by judicious emendations .
Emendator noun [ Latin ] One who emends or critically edits.
Emendatory adjective [ Latin emendatorius .] Pertaining to emendation; corrective. " Emendatory criticism." Johnson.
Emender noun One who emends.
Emendicate transitive verb
[ Latin emendicatus
, past participle of emendicare
to obtain by begging. See Mendicate
.] To beg.
[ Obsolete] Cockeram.
[ Middle English emeraude
, Old French esmeraude
, French émeraude
, Latin smaragdus
, from Greek ...; confer ...kr. marakata
.] 1. (Min.) A precious stone of a rich green color, a variety of beryl. See Beryl . 2. (Print.) A kind of type, in size between minion and nonpare...l. It is used by English printers.
» This line is printed in the type called emerald
Emerald adjective Of a rich green color, like that of the emerald.
meadows." Byron. Emerald fish (Zoology)
, a fish of the Gulf of Mexico ( Gobionellus oceanicus ), remarkable for the brilliant green and blue color of the base of the tongue; -- whence the name; -- called also esmeralda .
-- Emerald green
, a very durable pigment, of a vivid light green color, made from the arseniate of copper; green bice; Scheele's green; -- also used adjectively; as, emerald green crystals.
-- Emerald Isle
, a name given to Ireland on account of the brightness of its verdure.
-- Emerald spodumene
, or Lithia emerald
. (Min.) See Hiddenite .
-- Emerald nickel
. (Min.) See Zaratite .
Emeraldine noun A green compound used as a dyestuff, produced from aniline blue when acted upon by acid.
[ See Emerald
] An emerald.
[ Obsolete] Spenser.
Emerge intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Emerged
; present participle & verbal noun Emerging
.] [ Latin emergere
out + mergere
to dip, plunge. See Merge
.] To rise out of a fluid; to come forth from that in which anything has been plunged, enveloped, or concealed; to issue and appear; as, to emerge from the water or the ocean; the sun emerges from behind the moon in an eclipse; to emerge from poverty or obscurity.
"Thetis . . . emerging
from the deep." Dryden.
Those who have emerged from very low, some from the lowest, classes of society. Burke.
; plural Emergences The act of rising out of a fluid, or coming forth from envelopment or concealment, or of rising into view; sudden uprisal or appearance.
The white color of all refracted light, at its very first emergence . . . is compounded of various colors. Sir I. Newton.
When from the deep thy bright emergence sprung. H. Brooke.
; plural Emergencies
. [ See Emergence
.] 1. Sudden or unexpected appearance; an unforeseen occurrence; a sudden occasion.
Most our rarities have been found out by casual emergency . Glanvill. 2. An unforeseen occurrence or combination of circumstances which calls for immediate action or remedy; pressing necessity; exigency.
To whom she might her doubts propose, Swift.
On all emergencies that rose.
A safe counselor in most difficult emergencies . Brougham. Syn.
-- Crisis; conjuncture; exigency; pinch; strait; necessity.
[ Latin emergens
, present participle of emergere
.] 1. Rising or emerging out of a fluid or anything that covers or conceals; issuing; coming to light.
The mountains huge appear emergent . Milton. 2. Suddenly appearing; arising unexpectedly; calling for prompt action; urgent.
Protection granted in emergent danger. Burke. Emergent year (Chron.)
, the epoch or date from which any people begin to compute their time or dates; as, the emergent year of Christendom is that of the birth of Christ; the emergent year of the United States is that of the declaration of their independence.
1. Emery. [ Obsolete] Drayton. 2. A glazier's diamond. Crabb.
[ See Emeritus
.] Considered as having done sufficient public service, and therefore honorably discharged.
[ Obsolete] Evelyn.
Emeritus adjective [ Latin , having served out his time, past participle of emerere , emereri , to obtain by service, serve out one's term; e out + merere , mereri , to merit, earn, serve.] Honorably discharged from the performance of public duty on account of age, infirmity, or long and faithful services; -- said of an officer of a college or pastor of a church.
; plural Emeriti
. [ Latin ] A veteran who has honorably completed his service.
Emerods, Emeroids noun plural
[ Old French emmeroides
. See Hemorrhoids
.] Hemorrhoids; piles; tumors; boils.
[ R.] Deut. xxviii. 27.
[ Latin emersus
, past participle See Emerge
.] (Botany) Standing out of, or rising above, water. Gray.
[ Confer French émersion
. See Emerge
.] 1. The act of emerging, or of rising out of anything; as, emersion from the sea; emersion from obscurity or difficulties.
Their immersion into water and their emersion out of the same. Knatchbull. 2. (Astron.) The reappearance of a heavenly body after an eclipse or occultation; as, the emersion of the moon from the shadow of the earth; the emersion of a star from behind the moon.
[ French émeri
, earlier émeril
, Italian smeriglio
, from Greek ..., ..., ..., confer ... to wipe; perhaps akin to English smear
. Confer Emeril
.] (Min.) Corundum in the form of grains or powder, used in the arts for grinding and polishing hard substances. Native emery is mixed with more or less magnetic iron. See the Note under Corundum . Emery board
, cardboard pulp mixed with emery and molded into convenient.
-- Emery cloth
, cloth or paper on which the powder of emery is spread and glued for scouring and polishing.
-- Emery wheel
, a wheel containing emery, or having a surface of emery. In machine shops, it is sometimes called a buff wheel , and by the manufacturers of cutlery, a glazer .
[ New Latin , from Greek .... See Emetic
.] (Medicine) A vomiting.
[ Latin emeticus
, Greek ..., from ... to vomit, akin to Latin vomere
: confer French émétique
. See Vomit
.] (Medicine) Inducing to vomit; exciting the stomach to discharge its contents by the mouth.
-- noun A medicine which causes vomiting.
Emetical adjective Inducing to vomit; producing vomiting; emetic. -- E*met"ic*al*ly , adverb
[ See Emetic
.] (Chemistry) A white crystalline bitter alkaloid extracted from ipecacuanha root, and regarded as its peculiar emetic principle.
Emeto-cathartic adjective [ Greek ... vomiting + English cathartic .] (Medicine) Producing vomiting and purging at the same time.
Emeu, Emew noun (Zoology) See Emu .