Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Émeute noun [ French] A seditious tumult; an outbreak.
Emforth preposition [ Anglo-Saxon em- , emn- , in comp. equiv. to efen equal + forð forth.] According to; conformably to. [ Obsolete] Chaucer. Emforth my might , so far as lies in my power. [ Obsolete]
Emgalla noun (Zoology)
[ Native name.] The South African wart hog. See Wart hog .
[ Latin emicans
, present participle of emicare
. See Emication
.] Beaming forth; flashing.
Which emicant did this and that way dart. Blackmore.
Emication noun [ Latin emicatio , from emicare to spring out or forth; e out + micare to move quickly to and fro, to sparkle.] A flying off in small particles, as heated iron or fermenting liquors; a sparkling; scintillation. Sir T. Browne.
Emiction noun [ Latin e out + mingere , mictum , to make water.]
1. The voiding of urine. 2. What is voided by the urinary passages; urine.
Emictory adjective & noun (Medicine) Diuretic.
[ Latin emigrans
, present participle of emigrare
to emigrate: confer French émigrant
. See Emigrate
, intransitive verb
] 1. Removing from one country to another; emigrating; as, an emigrant company or nation. 2. Pertaining to an emigrant; used for emigrants; as, an emigrant ship or hospital.
Emigrant noun One who emigrates, or quits one country or region to settle in another. Syn.
have reference to the country from
which the migration is made; the correlative words immigrant
have reference to the country into
which the migration is made, the former marking the going out from
a country, the latter the coming into
Emigrate intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Emigrated
; present participle & verbal noun Emigrating
.] [ Latin emigratus
, past participle of emigrare
to remove, emigrate; e
out + migrare
to migrate. See Migrate
.] To remove from one country or State to another, for the purpose of residence; to migrate from home.
Forced to emigrate in a body to America. Macaulay.
They [ the Huns] were emigrating from Tartary into Europe in the time of the Goths. J. H. Newman.
Emigrate adjective Migratory; roving. [ Obsolete]
Emigration noun [ Latin emigratio : confer French émigration .]
1. The act of emigrating; removal from one country or state to another, for the purpose of residence, as from Europe to America, or, in America, from the Atlantic States to the Western. 2. A body emigrants; emigrants collectively; as, the German emigration .
Emigrational adjective Relating to emigration.
Emigrationist noun An advocate or promoter of emigration.
Emigrator noun One who emigrates; am emigrant. [ R.]
Émigré noun [ French, emigrant.] One of the natives of France who were opposed to the first Revolution, and who left their country in consequence.
[ Latin eminentia
, from eminens
eminent: confer French éminence
.] 1. That which is eminent or lofty; a high ground or place; a height.
Without either eminences or cavities. Dryden.
The temple of honor ought to be seated on an eminence . Burke. 2. An elevated condition among men; a place or station above men in general, either in rank, office, or celebrity; social or moral loftiness; high rank; distinction; preferment. Milton.
You 've too a woman's heart, which ever yet Shak. 3. A title of honor, especially applied to a cardinal in the Roman Catholic Church.
Affected eminence , wealth, sovereignty.
; plural Eminences State of being eminent; eminence.
of estate." Tillotson.
[ Latin eminens
, present participle of eminere
to stand out, be prominent; e
out + minere
(in comp.) to project; of uncertain origin: confer French éminent
. Confer Menace
.] 1. High; lofty; towering; prominent.
"A very eminent
promontory." Evelyn 2. Being, metaphorically, above others, whether by birth, high station, merit, or virtue; high in public estimation; distinguished; conspicuous; as, an eminent station; an eminent historian, statements, statesman, or saint. Right of eminent domain
. (Law) See under Domain . Syn.
-- Lofty; elevated; exalted; conspicuous; prominent; remarkable; distinguished; illustrious; famous; celebrated; renowned; well-known. See Distinguished
Eminently adverb In an eminent manner; in a high degree; conspicuously; as, to be eminently learned.
Emir, Emeer noun
[ Arabic emīr
, commander: confer French émir
. Confer Admiral
.] An Arabian military commander, independent chieftain, or ruler of a province; also, an honorary title given to the descendants of Mohammed, in the line of his daughter Fatima; among the Turks, likewise, a title of dignity, given to certain high officials.
Emirship, Emeership noun The rank or office of an Emir.
; plural Emissaries
. [ Latin emissarius
, from emittere
, to send out: confer French émissaire
. See Emit
.] An agent employed to advance, in a covert manner, the interests of his employers; one sent out by any power that is at war with another, to create dissatisfaction among the people of the latter.
Buzzing emissaries fill the ears Dryden. Syn.
Of listening crowds with jealousies and fears.
. A spy
is one who enters an enemy's camp or territories to learn the condition of the enemy; an emissary
may be a secret agent appointed not only to detect the schemes of an opposing party, but to influence their councils. A spy
must be concealed, or he suffers death; an emissary
may in some cases be known as the agent of an adversary without incurring similar hazard.
1. Exploring; spying. B. Jonson. 2. (Anat.) Applied to the veins which pass out of the cranium through apertures in its walls.
Emissaryship noun The office of an emissary.
[ Latin emissio
: confer French émission
. See Emit
.] 1. The act of sending or throwing out; the act of sending forth or putting into circulation; issue; as, the emission of light from the sun; the emission of heat from a fire; the emission of bank notes. 2. That which is sent out, issued, or put in circulation at one time; issue; as, the emission was mostly blood. Emission theory (Physics)
, the theory of Newton, regarding light as consisting of emitted particles or corpuscles. See Corpuscular theory , under Corpuscular .
Emissitious adjective [ Latin emissitius , from emittere .] Looking, or narrowly examining; prying. [ Obsolete] "Those emissitious eyes." Bp. Hall.
Emissive adjective Sending out; emitting; as, emissive powers.
Emissivity noun Tendency to emission; comparative facility of emission, or rate at which emission takes place, as of heat from the surface of a heated body.
Emissory adjective (Anat.) Same as Emissary , adjective , 2.
Emit transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Emitted
; present participle & verbal noun Emitting
.] [ Latin emittere
to send out; e
out + mittere
to send. See Mission
.] 1. To send forth; to throw or give out; to cause to issue; to give vent to; to eject; to discharge; as, fire emits heat and smoke; boiling water emits steam; the sun emits light.
Lest, wrathful, the far-shooting god emit Prior. 2. To issue forth, as an order or decree; to print and send into circulation, as notes or bills of credit.
His fatal arrows.
No State shall . . . emit bills of credit. Const. of the U. S.
Emittent adjective [ Latin emittens , present participle emittere .] Sending forth; emissive. Boyle.
Emmantle transitive verb
[ Prefix em-
) + mantle
: confer French emmanteler
. Confer Inmantle
.] To cover over with, or as with, a mantle; to put about as a protection.
[ Obsolete] Holland.
Emmanuel noun See Immanuel . Matt. i. 23.
Emmarble transitive verb To turn to marble; to harden.
Thou dost emmarble the proud heart. Spenser.
Emmenagogue noun [ Greek ..., noun plural, menses (... in + ... month) + ... leading, from ... to lead: confer French emménagogue .] (Medicine) A medicine that promotes the menstrual discharge.
[ Middle English emete
, Anglo-Saxon æmete
. See Ant
.] (Zoology) An ant. Emmet hunter (Zoology)
, the wryneck.
Emmetropia (-me*trō"pĭ*ȧ) noun [ New Latin , from Greek 'e`mmetros in measure, proportioned, suitable ( 'en in + me`tron measure) + 'w`ps , 'wpo`s , eye.] (Medicine) That refractive condition of the eye in which the rays of light are all brought accurately and without undue effort to a focus upon the retina; -- opposed to hypermetropia , myopia , and astigmatism .
Emmetropic adjective Pertaining to, or characterized by, emmetropia.
The normal or emmetropic eye adjusts itself perfectly for all distances. J. Le Conte.
Emmew transitive verb
[ Prefix em-
) + mew
. Confer Immew
.] To mew or coop up.
[ Obsolete] Shak.
Emmove transitive verb
[ For emove
: confer French émouvoir
, Latin emovere
. See Emotion
.] To move; to rouse; to excite.
Emodin noun (Chemistry) An orange-red crystalline substance, C 15 H 10 O 5 , obtained from the buckthorn, rhubarb, etc., and regarded as a derivative of anthraquinone; -- so called from a species of rhubarb ( Rheum emodei ).
Emollescence noun [ Latin e out + mollescere , incho. from mollere to be soft, mollis soft.] That degree of softness in a body beginning to melt which alters its shape; the first or lowest degree of fusibility.
Emolliate transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Emolliated
; present participle & verbal noun Emolliating
.] [ See Emollient
] To soften; to render effeminate.
Emolliated by four centuries of Roman domination, the Belgic colonies had forgotten their pristine valor. Pinkerton.
[ Latin emolliens
, present participle of emollire
to soften; e
out + mollire
to soften, mollis
soft: confer French émollient
. See Mollify
.] Softening; making supple; acting as an emollient.
Emollient noun (Medicine) An external something or soothing application to allay irritation, soreness, etc.
Emollition noun The act of softening or relaxing; relaxation. Bacon.
[ Latin emolumentum
, lit., a working out, from emoliri
to move out, work out; e
out + moliri
to set in motion, exert one's self, from moles
a huge, heavy mass: confer French émolument
. See Mole
a mound.] The profit arising from office, employment, or labor; gain; compensation; advantage; perquisites, fees, or salary.
A long . . . enjoyment of the emoluments of office. Bancroft.