Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Emolumental adjective Pertaining to an emolument; profitable. [ R.] Evelyn.
Emong, Emongst preposition Among. [ Obsolete]
[ Latin emovere
, to remove, shake, stir up; e
out + movere
to move: confer French émotion
. See Move
, and confer Emmove
.] A moving of the mind or soul; excitement of the feelings, whether pleasing or painful; disturbance or agitation of mind caused by a specific exciting cause and manifested by some sensible effect on the body.
How different the emotions between departure and return! W. Irving.
Some vague emotion of delight. Tennyson. Syn.
-- Feeling; agitation; tremor; trepidation; perturbation; passion; excitement. -- Emotion
is the weaker term, and may be of the body or the mind. Emotion
is of the mind alone, being the excited action of some inward susceptibility or feeling; as, an emotion
of pity, terror, etc. Agitation
may be bodily or mental, and usually arises in the latter case from a vehement struggle between contending desires or emotions. See Passion
. " Agitations
have but one character, viz., that of violence; emotions
vary with the objects that awaken them. There are emotions
either of tenderness or anger, either gentle or strong, either painful or pleasing." Crabb.
Emotional adjective Pertaining to, or characterized by, emotion; excitable; easily moved; sensational; as, an emotional nature.
Emotionalism noun The cultivation of an emotional state of mind; tendency to regard things in an emotional manner.
Emotionalize transitive verb To give an emotional character to.
Brought up in a pious family where religion was not talked about emotionalized , but was accepted as the rule of thought and conduct. Froude.
Emotioned adjective Affected with emotion. [ R.] "The emotioned soul." Sir W. Scott.
Emotive adjective Attended by, or having the character of, emotion. H. Brooke. -- E*mo"tive*ly , adverb
Emotiveness noun Susceptibility to emotion. G. Eliot.
Emotivity noun Emotiveness. Hickok.
Emove transitive verb To move. [ Obsolete] Thomson.
Empair transitive verb To impair. [ Obsolete] Spenser.
Empaistic adjective [ Greek ... (sc. ...), from ... to stamp in; ... in + ... to strike.] (Fine Arts) Having to do with inlaid work; -- especially used with reference to work of the ancient Greeks.
Empale transitive verb
[ Prefix em-
) + pale
: confer Old French empalir
.] To make pale.
No bloodless malady empales their face. G. Fletcher.
Empale transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Empaled
; present participle & verbal noun Empaling
.] [ Old French empaler
to palisade, pierce, French empaler
to punish by empalement; prefix em-
) + Old French & French pal
a pale, stake. See Pale
a stake, and confer Impale
.] [ Written also impale
.] 1. To fence or fortify with stakes; to surround with a line of stakes for defense; to impale.
All that dwell near enemies empale villages, to save themselves from surprise. Sir W. Raleigh. 2. To inclose; to surround. See Impale . 3. To put to death by thrusting a sharpened stake through the body. 4. (Her.) Same as Impale .
[ Confer French empalement
, from empaler
. See Empale
.] [ Written also impalement
.] 1. A fencing, inclosing, or fortifying with stakes. 2. A putting to death by thrusting a sharpened stake through the body. 3. (Her.) Same as Impalement .
Empanel noun [ Prefix em- (L. in ) + panel .] (Law) A list of jurors; a panel. [ Obsolete] Cowell.
Empanel transitive verb See Impanel .
Empanoplied adjective [ Prefix em- + panoply .] Completely armed; panoplied. Tennyson.
Empark transitive verb
[ Prefix em-
: confer Old French emparchier
. Confer Impark
.] To make a park of; to inclose, as with a fence; to impark.
Emparlance noun Parley; imparlance. [ Obsolete] Spenser.
Empasm noun [ French empasme , from Greek ... to sprinkle in or on; ... in + ... to sprinkle.] A perfumed powder sprinkled upon the body to mask the odor of sweat.
Empassion transitive verb To move with passion; to affect strongly. See Impassion .
Those sights empassion me full near. Spenser.
Empassionate adjective Strongly affected.
The Briton Prince was sore empassionate . Spenser.
Empawn transitive verb
[ Prefix em-
. Confer Impawn
.] To put in pawn; to pledge; to impawn.
To sell, empawn , and alienate the estates. Milman.
Empeach transitive verb To hinder. See Impeach .
[ Obsolete] Spenser.
Empearl transitive verb
[ Prefix em-
. Confer Impearl
.] To form like pearls; to decorate with, or as with, pearls; to impearl.
Empeople transitive verb To form into a people or community; to inhabit; to people.
We now know 't is very well empeopled . Sir T. Browne.
Emperess noun See Empress .
Emperice noun An empress. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Emperil transitive verb To put in peril. See Imperil . Spenser.
Emperished adjective Perished; decayed.
I deem thy brain emperished be. Spenser.
[ Old French empereor
, French empereur
, Latin imperator
, from imperare
to command; in
in + parare
to prepare, order. See Parade
, and confer Imperative
.] The sovereign or supreme monarch of an empire; -- a title of dignity superior to that of king; as, the emperor of Germany or of Austria; the emperor or Czar of Russia. Emperor goose (Zoology)
, a large and handsome goose ( Philacte canagica ), found in Alaska.
-- Emperor moth (Zoology)
, one of several large and beautiful bombycid moths, with transparent spots on the wings; as the American Cecropia moth ( Platysamia cecropia ), and the European species ( Saturnia pavonia ).
-- Emperor paper
. See under Paper .
-- Purple emperor (Zoology)
, a large, strong British butterfly ( Apatura iris ).
Emperorship noun The rank or office of an emperor.
[ Latin imperium
, influenced by Old French emperie
. See Empire
.] Empire; sovereignty; dominion.
[ Archaic] Shak.
Struggling for my woman's empery . Mrs. Browning.
; plural Emphases
(- sēz). [ Latin , from Greek 'e`mfasis
significance, force of expression, from 'emfai`nein
to show in, indicate; 'en
in + fai`nein
to show. See In
, and Phase
.] 1. (Rhet.) A particular stress of utterance, or force of voice, given in reading and speaking to one or more words whose signification the speaker intends to impress specially upon his audience.
The province of emphasis is so much more important than accent, that the customary seat of the latter is changed, when the claims of emphasis require it. E. Porter. 2. A peculiar impressiveness of expression or weight of thought; vivid representation, enforcing assent; as, to dwell on a subject with great emphasis .
External objects stand before us . . . in all the life and emphasis of extension, figure, and color. Sir W. Hamilton.
Emphasize transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Emphasized
; present participle & verbal noun Emphasizing
.] To utter or pronounce with a particular stress of voice; to make emphatic; as, to emphasize a word or a phrase.
Emphatic, Emphatical adjective
[ Greek ...: confer French emphatique
. See Emphasis
.] 1. Uttered with emphasis; made prominent and impressive by a peculiar stress of voice; laying stress; deserving of stress or emphasis; forcible; impressive; strong; as, to remonstrate in an emphatic manner; an emphatic word; an emphatic tone; emphatic reasoning. 2. Striking the sense; attracting special attention; impressive; forcible.
evils." Bp. Reynolds. Syn.
-- Forcible; earnest; impressive; energetic; striking; positive; important; special; significant.
Emphatically adverb 1. With emphasis; forcibly; in a striking manner or degree; preëminently.
He was indeed emphatically a popular writer. Macaulay. 2. Not really, but apparently.
[ Obsolete] Sir T. Browne.
Emphaticalness noun The quality of being emphatic; emphasis.
Emphractic adjective [ Greek ... obstructing, from ... to block up.] (Medicine) Having the quality of closing the pores of the skin.
Emphrensy transitive verb To madden. [ Obsolete]
Emphysema noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... inflation, from ... to inflate; ... in + ... to blow: confer French emphysème .] (Medicine) A swelling produced by gas or air diffused in the cellular tissue. Emphysema of the lungs , Pulmonary emphysema (Medicine) , a common disease of the lungs in which the air cells are distended and their partition walls ruptured by an abnormal pressure of the air contained in them.
Emphysematous adjective [ Confer French emphysémateux .] (Medicine) Pertaining to, or of the nature of, emphysema; swelled; bloated.
Emphyteusis noun [ Latin , from Greek ..., lit., an implanting, from ... to plant or improve land; ... in + ... to plant.] (Rom. Law) A real right, susceptible of assignment and of descent, charged on productive real estate, the right being coupled with the enjoyment of the property on condition of taking care of the estate and paying taxes, and sometimes a small rent. Heumann.
Emphyteutic adjective [ Latin emphyteuticus .] Of or pertaining to an emphyteusis; as, emphyteutic lands.
Emphyteuticary noun [ Latin emphyteuticarius , adjective ] One who holds lands by emphyteusis.
Empierce transitive verb
[ Prefix em-
. Confer Impierce
.] To pierce; to impierce.
[ Obsolete] Spenser.
Empight adjective [ Prefix em- + pight pitched, fixed.] Fixed; settled; fastened. [ Obsolete] Spenser.