Webster's Dictionary, 1913
[ See Eugenia
.] (Chemistry) Pertaining to, or derived from, cloves; as, eugenic acid.
Eugenics noun The science of improving stock, whether human or animal. F. Galton.
Eugenin noun (Chemistry) A colorless, crystalline substance extracted from oil of cloves; -- called also clove camphor .
Eugenol noun [ Eugenia + -ol .] (Chemistry) A colorless, aromatic, liquid hydrocarbon, C 10 H 12 O 2 resembling the phenols, and hence also called eugenic acid . It is found in the oils of pimento and cloves.
Eugeny [ Greek ..., from e'ygenh`s well born; e'y^ well + ... race.] Nobleness of birth. [ Obsolete]
Eugetic, Eugetinic adjective (Chem) Pertaining to, or derived from, eugenol; as, eugetic acid.
[ See Yew
.] The yew.
[ Obsolete] Dryden.
Eugubian, Eugubine adjective Of or pertaining to the ancient town of Eugubium (now Gubbio); as, the Eugubine tablets, or tables, or inscriptions.
Euharmonic adjective [ Prefix -eu + harmonic .] (Mus.) Producing mathematically perfect harmony or concord; sweetly or perfectly harmonious.
Euhemerism noun [ Latin Euhemerus , Greek ... a philosopher, about 300 ....] The theory, held by Euhemerus, that the gods of mythology were but deified mortals, and their deeds only the amplification in imagination of human acts.
Euhemerist noun One who advocates euhemerism.
Euhemeristic adjective Of or pertaining to euhemerism.
Euhemerize transitive verb To interpret (mythology) on the theory of euhemerism.
[ New Latin See Eu-
.] (Zoology) A group which includes the typical Isopoda.
[ Native Indian name.] (Zoology) The candlefish. [ Written also oulachan , oolacan , and ulikon .] See Candlefish .
Eulerian adjective Pertaining to Euler, a German mathematician of the 18th century. Eulerian integrals , certain definite integrals whose properties were first investigated by Euler.
Eulogic, Eulogical adjective
[ See Eulogy
.] Bestowing praise of eulogy; commendatory; eulogistic.
[ R.] -- Eu*log"ic*al*ly
Eulogist noun One who eulogizes or praises; panegyrist; encomiast. Buckle.
Eulogistic, Eulogistical adjective Of or pertaining to eulogy; characterized by eulogy; bestowing praise; panegyrical; commendatory; laudatory; as, eulogistic speech or discourse. -- Eu"lo*gis"tic*al*ly , adverb
; plural Eulogiums
. [ Late Latin , from Greek ... eulogy.] A formal eulogy. Smollett.
Eulogize transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Eulogized
. ; present participle & verbal noun Eulogizing
.] To speak or write in commendation of (another); to extol in speech or writing; to praise.
; plural Eulogies
. [ Greek ..., from ... well speaking; e'y^
well + ... to speak. Confer Eulogium
, and see Legend
.] A speech or writing in commendation of the character or services of a person; as, a fitting eulogy to worth.
Eulogies turn into elegies. Spenser. Syn.
-- Encomium; praise; panegyric; applause. -- Eulogy
. The idea of praise is common to all these words. The word encomium
is used of both persons and things which are the result of human action, and denotes warm praise. Eulogium
apply only to persons and are more studied and of greater length. A panegyric
was originally a set speech in a full assembly of the people, and hence denotes a more formal eulogy
, couched in terms of warm and continuous praise, especially as to personal character. We may bestow encomiums
on any work of art, on production of genius, without reference to the performer; we bestow eulogies
, or pronounce a eulogium
, upon some individual distinguished for his merit public services; we pronounce a panegyric
before an assembly gathered for the occasion.
Eulytite noun [ Greek e'y^ well + ... to dissolve.] (Min.) A mineral, consisting chiefly of the silicate of bismuth, found at Freiberg; -- called also culytine .
Eumenides noun plural [ Latin , from Greek ... lit., gracious goddesses.] (Class. Myth.) A euphemistic name for the Furies of Erinyes.
Eumolpus noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... sweetly singing.] (Zoology) A genus of small beetles, one species of which ( E. viti ) is very injurious to the vines in the wine countries of Europe.
Eunomian noun (Eccl. Hist.) A follower of Eunomius, bishop of Cyzicus (4th century A. D. ), who held that Christ was not God but a created being, having a nature different from that of the Father.
-- adjective Of or pertaining to Eunomius or his doctrine.
Eunomy noun [ Greek ...; e'y^ well + ... law.] Equal law, or a well-adjusted constitution of government. [ R.] Mitford.
Eunuch noun [ Latin eunuchus , Greek ..., prop., keeping or guarding the couch; ... couch, bed, + ... to have, hold, keep.] A male of the human species castrated; commonly, one of a class of such persons, in Oriental countries, having charge of the women's apartments. Some of them, in former times, gained high official rank.
Eunuch, Eunuchate transitive verb [ Latin eunuchare .] To make a eunuch of; to castrate. as a man. Creech. Sir. T. Browne.
Eunuchism noun [ Latin eunuchismus an unmanning, Greek ...: confer French eunuchisme eunuchism.] The state of being eunuch. Bp. Hall.
Euonymin noun (Medicine) A principle or mixture of principles derived from Euonymus atropurpureus , or spindle tree.
Euonymus noun [ New Latin (cf. Latin euonymos ). from Greek ..., lit., of good name.] (Botany) A genus of small European and American trees; the spindle tree. The bark is used as a cathartic.
Euornithes noun plural [ New Latin , from , Greek e'y^ well + ..., ... a bird.] (Zoology) The division of Aves which includes all the typical birds, or all living birds except the penguins and birds of ostrichlike form.
Euosmitte noun [ Greek e'y^ well + ... a smell.] (Min.) A fossil resin, so called from its strong, peculiar, pleasant odor.
[ Greek ... comfort, happy condition of the soul. See Eu-
, and Pathetic
.] Right feeling.
[ R.] Harris.
Eupatorin Eupatorine noun (Medicine) A principle or mixture of principles extracted from various species of Eupatorium.
Eupatorium noun [ New Latin , from Eupator , king of Pontus, said to have used it as a medicine.] (Botany) A genus of perennial, composite herbs including hemp agrimony, boneset, throughwort, etc.
Eupatrid noun [ Greek e'y^ well + ... father.] One well born, or of noble birth.
Eupepsia, Eupepsy noun [ New Latin eupepsia , Fr. Greek ..., from ... easy of digestion; e'y^ well + ... to cook, digest.] (Medicine) Soundness of the nutritive or digestive organs; good concoction or digestion; -- opposed to dyspepsia .
[ Greek ....] Of or pertaining to good digestion; easy of digestion; having a good digestion; as, eupeptic food; an eupeptic man.
Wrapt in lazy eupeptic fat. Carlyle.
[ Greek ... from ... to use word of a good omen; e'y^
well + ... to speak: confer French euphémisme
. See Fame
.] (Rhet.) A figure in which a harsh or indelicate word or expression is softened; a way of describing an offensive thing by an inoffensive expression; a mild name for something disagreeable.
Euphemistic, Euphemistical adjective Pertaining to euphemism; containing a euphemism; softened in expression. -- Eu`phe*mis"tic*al*ly , adverb
Euphemize transitive verb & i.
[ imperfect & past participle Euphemized
; present participle & verbal noun Euphemizing
.] [ Greek ... .] To express by a euphemism, or in delicate language; to make use of euphemistic expressions.
[ See Euphony
.] (Mus.) An instrument in which are combined the characteristic tones of the organ and various other instruments.
Euphonic, Euphonical adjective Pertaining to, or exhibiting, euphony; agreeable in sound; pleasing to the ear; euphonious; as, a euphonic expression; euphonical orthography.
[ See Euphony
.] (Mus.) A kind of upright piano.
Euphonious adjective Pleasing or sweet in sound; euphonic; smooth-sounding. Hallam. -- Eu*pho"ni*ous*ly , adverb
Euphonism noun An agreeable combination of sounds; euphony.
[ New Latin See Euphony
.] (Mus.) A bass instrument of the saxhorn family.