Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Evil eye See Evil eye under Evil , adjective
Evil-eyed adjective Possessed of the supposed evil eye; also, looking with envy, jealousy, or bad design; malicious. Shak.
Evil-favored adjective Having a bad countenance or appearance; ill-favored; blemished; deformed. Bacon. -- E"vil-fa`vored*ness , noun Deut. xvi. 1.
Evil-minded adjective Having evil dispositions or intentions; disposed to mischief or sin; malicious; malignant; wicked. -- E"vil-mind`ed*ness , noun
Evilly adverb In an evil manner; not well; ill. [ Obsolete] "Good deeds evilly bestowed." Shak.
Evilness noun The condition or quality of being evil; badness; viciousness; malignity; vileness; as, evilness of heart; the evilness of sin.
Evince transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Evinced
; present participle & verbal noun Evincing
.] [ Latin evincere
vanquish completely, prevail, succeed in proving; e
out + vincere
to vanquish. See Victor
, and confer Evict
.] 1. To conquer; to subdue.
Error by his own arms is best evinced . Milton. 2. To show in a clear manner; to prove beyond any reasonable doubt; to manifest; to make evident; to bring to light; to evidence.
Common sense and experience must and will evince the truth of this. South.
Evincement noun The act of evincing or proving, or the state of being evinced.
Evincible adjective Capable of being proved or clearly brought to light; demonstrable. Sir. M. Hale. -- E*vin"ci*bly , adverb
Evincive adjective Tending to prove; having the power to demonstrate; demonstrative; indicative.
Evirate transitive verb [ Latin eviratus , past participle of evirare to castrate; e out + vir man.] To emasculate; to dispossess of manhood. [ Obsolete] Bp. Hall.
Eviration noun [ Latin eviratio .] Castration. [ Obsolete]
Eviscerate transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Eviscerated
; present participle & verbal noun Eviscerating
.] [ Latin evisceratus
, past participle of eviscerare
to eviscerate; e
out + viscera
the bowels. See Viscera
.] To take out the entrails of; to disembowel; to gut.
Evisceration adjective A disemboweling.
Evitable adjective [ Latin evitabilis : confer French évitable .] Avoidable. [ R.] Hooker.
Evitate transitive verb [ Latin evitatus , past participle of evitare to shun; e out + vitare to shun.] To shun; to avoid. [ Obsolete] Shak.
Evitation noun [ Latin evitatio .] A shunning; avoidance. [ Obsolete] Bacon.
Evite transitive verb
[ Confer French éviter
. See Evitate
.] To shun.
[ Obsolete] Dryton.
[ Latin eviternus
. See Etern
.] Eternal; everlasting.
[ Obsolete] -- Ev`i*ter"nal*ly
, adverb Bp. Hall.
Eviternity noun Eternity. [ Obsolete]
Evocate transitive verb
[ Latin evocatus
, past participle of evocare
. See Evoke
.] To call out or forth; to summon; to evoke.
[ R.] Stackhouse.
[ Latin evocatio
: confer French évocation
.] The act of calling out or forth. Sir. T. Browne.
The evocation of that better spirit. M. Arnold.
Evocative adjective Calling forth; serving to evoke; developing.
Evocative power over all that is eloquent and expressive in the better soul of man. W. Pater.
Evocator noun [ Latin ] One who calls forth. [ R.]
Evoke transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Evoked
; present participle & verbal noun Evoking
.] [ Latin evocare
out + vocare
to call, from vox
, voice: confer F évoquer
. See Voice
, and confer Evocate
.] 1. To call out; to summon forth.
To evoke the queen of the fairies. T. Warton.
A requlating discipline of exercise, that whilst evoking the human energies, will not suffer them to be wasted. De Quincey. 2. To call away; to remove from one tribunal to another.
[ R.] "The cause was evoked
to Rome." Hume.
Evolatic, Evolatical adjective [ Latin evolare to fly away; e out + volare to fly.] Apt to fly away. [ Obsolete or R.] Blount.
Evolation noun [ Latin evolatio .] A flying out or up. [ Obsolete] Bp. Hall.
[ Latin evolutus
unrolled, past participle of evolvere
. See Evolve
.] (Geom.) A curve from which another curve, called the involute or evolvent , is described by the end of a thread gradually wound upon the former, or unwound from it. See Involute . It is the locus of the centers of all the circles which are osculatory to the given curve or evolvent.
» Any curve may be an evolute
, the term being applied to it only in its relation to the involute.
[ See Evolution
.] (Biol.) The faculty possessed by all substances capable of self-nourishment of manifesting the nutritive acts by changes of form, of volume, or of structure. Syd. Soc. Lex.
[ Latin evolutio
an unrolling: confer French évolution
evolution. See Evolve
.] 1. The act of unfolding or unrolling; hence, in the process of growth; development; as, the evolution of a flower from a bud, or an animal from the egg. 2. A series of things unrolled or unfolded.
"The whole evolution
of ages." Dr. H. More. 3. (Geom.) The formation of an involute by unwrapping a thread from a curve as an evolute. Hutton. 4. (Arith. & Alg.) The extraction of roots; -- the reverse of involution . 5. (Mil. & Naval) A prescribed movement of a body of troops, or a vessel or fleet; any movement designed to effect a new arrangement or disposition; a maneuver.
Those evolutions are best which can be executed with the greatest celerity, compatible with regularity. Campbell. 6. (Biol.) (a) A general name for the history of the steps by which any living organism has acquired the morphological and physiological characters which distinguish it; a gradual unfolding of successive phases of growth or development. (b) That theory of generation which supposes the germ to preëxist in the parent, and its parts to be developed, but not actually formed, by the procreative act; -- opposed to epigenesis . 7. (Metaph.) That series of changes under natural law which involves continuous progress from the homogeneous to the heterogeneous in structure, and from the single and simple to the diverse and manifold in quality or function. The pocess is by some limited to organic beings; by others it is applied to the inorganic and the psychical. It is also applied to explain the existence and growth of institutions, manners, language, civilization, and every product of human activity. The agencies and laws of the process are variously explained by different philosophers.
Evolution is to me series with development. Gladstone.
Evolutional adjective Relating to evolution. " Evolutional changes." H. Spenser.
Evolutionary adjective Relating to evolution; as, evolutionary discussions.
Evolutionism noun The theory of, or belief in, evolution. See Evolution , 6 and 7.
1. One skilled in evolutions. 2. one who holds the doctrine of evolution, either in biology or in metaphysics. Darwin.
Evolve transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Evolved
; present participle & verbal noun Evolving
.] [ Latin evolvere
out + volvere
to roll. See Voluble
.] 1. To unfold or unroll; to open and expand; to disentangle and exhibit clearly and satisfactorily; to develop; to derive; to educe.
The animal soul sooner evolves itself to its full orb and extent than the human soul. Sir. M. Hale.
The principles which art involves, science alone evolves . Whewell.
Not by any power evolved from man's own resources, but by a power which descended from above. J. C. Shairp. 2. To throw out; to emit; as, to evolve odors.
Evolve intransitive verb To become open, disclosed, or developed; to pass through a process of evolution. Prior.
Evolvement noun The act of evolving, or the state of being evolved; evolution.
[ Latin evolvents
, unrolling, present participle of evolvere
.] (Geom.) The involute of a curve. See Involute , and Evolute .
Evomit transitive verb [ Latin evomitus , past participle of evomere to vomit forth; e out + vomere .] To vomit. [ Obsolete]
Evomition noun The act of vomiting. [ Obsolete] Swift.
Evulgate transitive verb [ Latin evulgatus , past participle of evulgare to publish.] To publish abroad. [ Obsolete]
Evulgation noun A divulging. [ Obsolete]
Evulsion noun [ Latin evulsio , from evellere , evulsum , to pluck out; e out + vellere to pluck; confer French évulsion .] The act of plucking out; a rooting out.
[ See Yew
.] A yew.
[ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Ewe (ū) noun [ Anglo-Saxon eówu ; akin to Dutch ooi , Old High German awi , ouwi , Icelandic ær , Goth. awēþi a flock of sheep, awistr a sheepfold, Lithuanian avis a sheep, Latin ovis , Greek ..., Sanskrit avi . √231.] (Zoology) The female of the sheep, and of sheeplike animals.
Ewe-necked adjective Having a neck like a ewe; -- said of horses in which the arch of the neck is deficent, being somewhat hollowed out. Youwatt.
[ Old French ewer
, prop. a water carrier, French évier
a washing place, sink, aiguière
ewer, Latin aquarius
, adj., water carrying, noun
, a water carrier, from aqua
water; akin to Goth. ahwa
water, river, OHG, aha
, German au
, meadow. √219. Confer Aquarium
.] A kind of widemouthed pitcher or jug; esp., one used to hold water for the toilet.
Basins and ewers to lave her dainty hands. Shak.
Ewery, Ewry noun
[ From Ewer
.] An office or place of household service where the ewers were formerly kept.
[ Enq.] Parker.
[ See Newt
.] (Zoology) The newt.
Ex- A prefix from the latin preposition, ex , akin to Greek 'ex or 'ek signifying out of , out , proceeding from . Hence, in composition, it signifies out of , as, in ex hale, ex clude; off , from , or out . as in ex scind; beyond , as, in ex cess, ex ceed, ex cel; and sometimes has a privative sense of without , as in ex albuminuos, ex sanguinous. In some words, it intensifies the meaning; in others, it has little affect on the signification. It becomes ef- before f , as in ef fuse. The form e- occurs instead of ex- before b , d , g , l , m , n , r , and v , as in e bullient, e manate, e normous, etc. In words from the French it often appears as es- , sometimes as s- or é- ; as, es cape, s cape, é lite. Ex- , prefixed to names implying office, station, condition, denotes that the person formerly held the office, or is out of the office or condition now; as, ex -president, ex -governor, ex -mayor, ex -convict. The Greek form 'ex becomes ex in English, as in ex arch; 'ek becomes ec , as in ec centric.