Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Entrail transitive verb
[ Prefix en-
+ Old French treiller
to grate, lattice, French treille
vine, arbor. See Trellis
.] To interweave; to intertwine.
[ Obsolete] Spenser.
Entrail noun Entanglement; fold. [ Obsolete] Spenser.
Entrails noun plural
[ French entrailles
, Late Latin intralia
, from interaneum
, plural interanea
, intestine, interaneus
inward, interior, from inter
between, among, within. See Internal
.] 1. The internal parts of animal bodies; the bowels; the guts; viscera; intestines. 2. The internal parts; as, the entrails of the earth.
That treasure . . . hid the dark entrails of America. Locke.
Entrain transitive verb [ French entrainer .] To draw along as a current does; as, water entrained by steam.
Entrain transitive verb [ Prefix en- + train .] To put aboard a railway train; as, to entrain a regiment. [ Recent, Eng.]
Entrain intransitive verb To go aboard a railway train; as, the troops entrained at the station. [ Recent, Eng.]
Entrammel transitive verb
[ See Trammel
.] To trammel; to entangle. Bp. Hacket.
[ Old French entrance
, from Old French & French entrant
, present participle of entrer
to enter. See Enter
.] 1. The act of entering or going into; ingress; as, the entrance of a person into a house or an apartment; hence, the act of taking possession, as of property, or of office; as, the entrance of an heir upon his inheritance, or of a magistrate into office. 2. Liberty, power, or permission to enter; as, to give entrance to friends. Shak. 3. The passage, door, or gate, for entering.
Show us, we pray thee, the entrance into the city. Judg. i. 24. 4. The entering upon; the beginning, or that with which the beginning is made; the commencement; initiation; as, a difficult entrance into business.
"Beware of entrance
to a quarrel." Shak.
St. Augustine, in the entrance of one of his discourses, makes a kind of apology. Hakewill. 5. The causing to be entered upon a register, as a ship or goods, at a customhouse; an entering; as, his entrance of the arrival was made the same day. 6. (Nautical) (a) The angle which the bow of a vessel makes with the water at the water line. Ham. Nav. Encyc. (b) The bow, or entire wedgelike forepart of a vessel, below the water line. Totten.
Entrance transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Entranced
; present participle & verbal noun Entrancing
.] [ Prefix en-
.] 1. To put into a trance; to make insensible to present objects.
Him, still entranced and in a litter laid, Dryden. 2. To put into an ecstasy; to ravish with delight or wonder; to enrapture; to charm.
They bore from field and to the bed conveyed.
And I so ravished with her heavenly note, Dryden.
I stood entranced , and had no room for thought.
Entrancement noun The act of entrancing, or the state of trance or ecstasy. Otway.
[ See Entrance
] 1. One who enters; a beginner.
upon life." Bp. Terrot. 2. An applicant for admission. Stormonth.
Entrap transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Entrapped
; present participle & verbal noun Entrapping
.] [ Prefix en-
: confer Old French entraper
.] To catch in a trap; to insnare; hence, to catch, as in a trap, by artifices; to involve in difficulties or distresses; to catch or involve in contradictions; as, to be entrapped by the devices of evil men.
A golden mesh, to entrap the hearts of men. Shak. Syn.
-- To insnare; inveigle; tangle; decoy; entangle.
Entreat transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Entreated
; present participle & verbal noun Entreating
.] [ Middle English entreten
to treat, request, Old French entraiter
to treat of; prefix en-
) + traitier
to treat. See Treat
.] 1. To treat, or conduct toward; to deal with; to use.
Fairly let her be entreated . Shak.
I will cause the enemy to entreat thee well. Jer. xv. 11. 2. To treat with, or in respect to, a thing desired; hence, to ask earnestly; to beseech; to petition or pray with urgency; to supplicate; to importune.
my wife to come." "I do entreat
your patience." Shak.
I must entreat of you some of that money. Shak.
Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door. Poe.
Isaac entreated the Lord for his wife. Gen. xxv. 21. 3. To beseech or supplicate successfully; to prevail upon by prayer or solicitation; to persuade.
It were a fruitless attempt to appease a power whom no prayers could entreat . Rogers. 4. To invite; to entertain.
[ Obsolete] "Pleasures to entreat
." Spenser. Syn.
-- To beseech; beg; solicit; crave; implore; supplicate. See Beseech
Entreat intransitive verb 1. To treat or discourse; hence, to enter into negotiations, as for a treaty.
Of which I shall have further occasion to entreat . Hakewill.
Alexander . . . was first that entreated of true peace with them. 1 Mac. x. 47. 2. To make an earnest petition or request.
The Janizaries entreated for them as valiant men. Knolles.
Entreat noun Entreaty. [ Obsolete] Ford.
Entreatable adjective That may be entreated.
Entreatance noun Entreaty. [ Obsolete] Fairfax.
Entreater noun One who entreats; one who asks earnestly; a beseecher.
Entreatful adjective Full of entreaty. [ R.] See Intreatful .
Entreatingly adverb In an entreating manner.
Entreative adjective Used in entreaty; pleading. [ R.] " Entreative phrase." A. Brewer.
Entreatment noun Entreaty; invitation. [ Obsolete] Shak.
; plural Entreaties 1. Treatment; reception; entertainment.
[ Obsolete] B. Jonson. 2. The act of entreating or beseeching; urgent prayer; earnest petition; pressing solicitation.
Fair entreaty , and sweet blandishment. Spenser. Syn.
-- Solicitation; request; suit; supplication; importunity.
[ French See Entry
.] 1. A coming in, or entrance; hence, freedom of access; permission or right to enter; as, to have the entrée of a house. 2. (Cookery) In French usage, a dish served at the beginning of dinner to give zest to the appetite; in English usage, a side dish, served with a joint, or between the courses, as a cutlet, scalloped oysters, etc.
Entremets noun sing. & plural [ French, from entre between + mets a dish, mess.]
1. (Cookery) A side dish; a dainty or relishing dish usually eaten after the joints or principal dish; also, a sweetmeat, served with a dinner. 2. Any small entertainment between two greater ones. [ R.]
Entrepôt noun [ French] A warehouse; a magazine for depositing goods, stores, etc.; a mart or place where merchandise is deposited; as, an entrepôt for shipping goods in transit.
[ French See Enterprise
.] (Polit. Econ.) One who creates a product on his own account; whoever undertakes on his own account an industrial enterprise in which workmen are employed. F. A. Walker.
Entresol noun [ French] (Architecture) A low story between two higher ones, usually between the ground floor and the first story; mezzanine. Parker.
Entrick transitive verb
[ Confer Middle English entriken
to perplex, Old French entriquer
. Confer Trick
.] To trick, to perplex.
[ Obsolete] Rom. of R.
Entrochal adjective Pertaining to, or consisting of, entrochites, or the joints of encrinites; -- used of a kind of stone or marble.
Entrochite noun [ Prefix en- + Greek ... wheel.] (Paleon.) A fossil joint of a crinoid stem.
[ New Latin ] (Medicine) Same as Entropium .
[ New Latin See Entropy
.] (Medicine) The inversion or turning in of the border of the eyelids.
[ Greek ... a turning in; ... in + ... a turn, from ... to turn.] (Thermodynamics) A certain property of a body, expressed as a measurable quantity, such that when there is no communication of heat the quantity remains constant, but when heat enters or leaves the body the quantity increases or diminishes. If a small amount, h , of heat enters the body when its temperature is t in the thermodynamic scale the entropy of the body is increased by h ... t . The entropy is regarded as measured from some standard temperature and pressure. Sometimes called the thermodynamic function .
The entropy of the universe tends towards a maximum. Clausius.
Entrust transitive verb See Intrust .
; plural Entries
. [ Middle English entree
, French entrée
, from entrer
to enter. See Enter
, and confer Entrée
.] 1. The act of entering or passing into or upon; entrance; ingress; hence, beginnings or first attempts; as, the entry of a person into a house or city; the entry of a river into the sea; the entry of air into the blood; an entry upon an undertaking. 2. The act of making or entering a record; a setting down in writing the particulars, as of a transaction; as, an entry of a sale; also, that which is entered; an item.
A notary made an entry of this act. Bacon. 3. That by which entrance is made; a passage leading into a house or other building, or to a room; a vestibule; an adit, as of a mine.
A straight, long entry to the temple led. Dryden. 4. (Com.) The exhibition or depositing of a ship's papers at the customhouse, to procure license to land goods; or the giving an account of a ship's cargo to the officer of the customs, and obtaining his permission to land the goods. See Enter , transitive verb , 8, and Entrance , noun , 5. 5. (Law) (a) The actual taking possession of lands or tenements, by entering or setting foot on them. (b) A putting upon record in proper form and order. (c) The act in addition to breaking essential to constitute the offense or burglary. Burrill. Bill of entry
. See under Bill .
- - Double entry
, Single entry
. See Bookkeeping .
-- Entry clerk (Com.)
, a clerk who makes the original entries of transactions in a business.
-- Writ of entry (Law)
, a writ issued for the purpose of obtaining possession of land from one who has unlawfully entered and continues in possession. Bouvier.
Entryng noun Am entrance.
So great an entryng and so large. Chaucer.
Entune transitive verb To tune; to intone. Chaucer.
Entwine transitive verb
[ Prefix en-
. Confer Intwine
.] To twine, twist, or wreathe together or round.
[ Written also intwine
Entwined in duskier wreaths her braided locks. Shelley.
Thy glorious household stuff did me entwine . Herbert.
Entwine intransitive verb To be twisted or twined.
With whose imperial laurels might entwine no cypress. De Quincey.
Entwinement noun A twining or twisting together or round; union. Bp. Hacket.
Entwist transitive verb To twist or wreathe round; to intwine. Shak.
Enubilate transitive verb [ Latin enubilatus , past participle of enubilare to enubilate; e out + nubila clouds, from nubilis cloudy, nubes cloud.] To clear from mist, clouds, or obscurity. [ R.] Bailey.
[ See Enubilate
.] Free from fog, mist, or clouds; clear.
Enucleate transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Enucleated
; present participle & verbal noun Enucleating
.] [ Latin enucleatus
, past participle of enucleare
to enucleate; e
out + nucleus
kernel.] 1. To bring or peel out, as a kernel from its enveloping husks its enveloping husks or shell. 2. (Medicine) To remove without cutting (as a tumor). 3. To bring to light; to make clear. Sclater (1654).
[ Confer French énucléation
.] The act of enucleating; elucidation; exposition.
Neither sir, nor water, nor food, seem directly to contribute anything to the enucleation of this disease. Tooke.
Enumerate transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Enumerated
; present participle & verbal noun Enumerating
.] [ Latin enumeratus
, past participle of enumerare
to count out, enumerate; e
out + numerare
to count, from numerus
number. See Number
.] To count; to tell by numbers; to count over, or tell off one after another; to number; to reckon up; to mention one by one; to name over; to make a special and separate account of; to recount; as, to enumerate the stars in a constellation.
Enumerating the services he had done. Ludlow. Syn.
-- To reckon; compute; calculate; count; estimate; relate; rehearse; recapitulate; detail.
[ Latin enumeratio
: confer French énumération
.] 1. The act of enumerating, making separate mention, or recounting. 2. A detailed account, in which each thing is specially noticed.
Because almost every man we meet possesses these, we leave them out of our enumeration . Paley. 3. (Rhet.) A recapitulation, in the peroration, of the heads of an argument.
[ Confer French énumératif
.] Counting, or reckoning up, one by one.
Enumerative of the variety of evils. Jer. Taylor.