Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Examinership noun The office or rank of an examiner.
Examining adjective Having power to examine; appointed to examine; as, an examining committee.
[ From Example
, confer Exemplary
.] Serving for example or pattern; exemplary.
[ Obsolete] Hooker.
[ A later form for ensample
, from Latin exemplum
, orig., what is taken out of a larger quantity, as a sample
, from eximere
to take out. See Exempt
, and confer Ensample
.] 1. One or a portion taken to show the character or quality of the whole; a sample; a specimen. 2. That which is to be followed or imitated as a model; a pattern or copy.
For I have given you an example , that ye should do as I have done to you. John xiii. 15.
I gave, thou sayest, the example ; I led the way. Milton. 3. That which resembles or corresponds with something else; a precedent; a model.
Such temperate order in so fierce a cause Shak. 4. That which is to be avoided; one selected for punishment and to serve as a warning; a warning.
Doth want example .
Hang him; he'll be made an example . Shak.
Now these things were our examples , to the intent that we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. 1 Cor. x. 6. 5. An instance serving for illustration of a rule or precept, especially a problem to be solved, or a case to be determined, as an exercise in the application of the rules of any study or branch of science; as, in trigonometry and grammar, the principles and rules are illustrated by examples . Syn.
-- Precedent; case; instance. -- Example
. The discrimination to be made between these two words relates to cases in which we give "instances" or "examples" of things done. An instance
denotes the single case then "standing" before us; if there be others like it, the word does not express this fact. On the contrary, an example
is one of an entire class of like things, and should be a true representative or sample
of that class. Hence, an example
proves a rule or regular course of things; an instance
simply points out what may be true only in the case presented. A man's life may be filled up with examples
of the self-command and kindness which marked his character, and may present only a solitary instance
of haste or severity. Hence, the word "example" should never be used to describe what stands singly and alone. We do, however, sometimes apply the word instance
to what is really an example
, because we are not thinking of the latter under this aspect, but solely as a case which "stands before us." See Precedent
Example transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Exampled
; present participle & verbal noun Exampling
.] To set an example for; to give a precedent for; to exemplify; to give an instance of; to instance.
[ Obsolete] "I may example
my digression by some mighty precedent." Shak.
Burke devoted himself to this duty with a fervid assiduity that has not often been exampled , and has never been surpassed. J. Morley.
Exampleless adjective Without or above example. [ R.]
Exampless adjective Exampleless. [ Wrongly formed.] B. Jonson.
Exanguious adjective Bloodless. [ Obsolete] See Exsanguious . Sir T. Browne.
Exangulous adjective [ Pref ex- + angulous .] Having no corners; without angles. [ R.]
Exanimate adjective [ Latin exanimatus , past participle of exanimare to deprive of life or spirit; ex out + anima air, breath, life, spirit.]
1. Lifeless; dead. [ R.] "Carcasses exanimate ." Spenser. 2. Destitute of animation; spiritless; disheartened. [ R.] "Pale . . . wretch, exanimate by love." Thomson.
Exanimate transitive verb To deprive of animation or of life. [ Obsolete]
Exanimation noun [ Latin exanimatio .] Deprivation of life or of spirits. [ R.] Bailey.
Exanimous adjective [ Latin exanimus , exanimis ; ex out, without + anima life.] Lifeless; dead. [ Obsolete] Johnson.
Exannulate adjective [ Prefix ex- + annulate .] (Botany) Having the sporangium destitute of a ring; -- said of certain genera of ferns.
; plural Exanthemata
. [ Latin , from Greek ..., from ... to burst forth as flowers, break out, as ulcers; ..., ..., out + 'anqei^n
to bloom, 'a`nqos
flower: confer French exanthème
.] (Medicine) An efflorescence or discoloration of the skin; an eruption or breaking out, as in measles, smallpox, scarlatina, and the like diseases; -- sometimes limited to eruptions attended with fever. Dunglison.
Exanthematic, Exanthematous adjective Of, relating to, or characterized by, exanthema; efflorescent; as, an exanthematous eruption.
[ New Latin , from Greek ... . See Exanthema
. ] (Medicine) An eruption of the skin; cutaneous efflorescence.
Exantlate transitive verb [ Latin exantlatus , past participle of exantlare , exanclare , to endure.] To exhaust or wear out. [ Obsolete] "Seeds . . . wearied or exantlated ." Boyle.
Exantlation noun [ Confer French exantlation .] Act of drawing out ; exhaustion. [ Obsolete] Sir T. Browne.
Exarate transitive verb [ Latin exaratus , past participle of exarare to plow up, to write; ex out + arare to plow.] To plow up; also, to engrave; to write. [ Obsolete] Blount.
Exaration noun [ Latin exaratio .] Act of plowing; also, act of writing. [ Obsolete] Bailey.
Exarch noun [ Latin exarchus , Greek ... ... commander; ...,..., out + ... to lead, rule: confer French exarque .] A viceroy; in Ravenna, the title of the viceroys of the Byzantine emperors; in the Eastern Church, the superior over several monasteries; in the modern Greek Church, a deputy of the patriarch , who visits the clergy, investigates ecclesiastical cases, etc.
Exarchate noun [ Late Latin exarchatus , from Latin exarchus : confer French exarchat .] The office or the province of an exarch. Jer. Taylor.
Exarillate adjective [ Prefix ex- + arillate .] (Botany) Having no aril; -- said of certain seeds, or of the plants producing them.
Exarticulate adjective [ Prefix ex- + articulate .] (Zoology) Having but one joint; -- said of certain insects.
Exarticulation noun [ Prefix ex- + articulation .] Luxation; the dislocation of a joint. Bailey.
[ Latin exasperatus
, past participle of exsasperare
to roughen, exasperate; ex
out (intens.) + asperare
to make rough, asper
rough. See Asperity
.] Exasperated; imbittered.
[ Obsolete] Shak.
Like swallows which the exasperate dying year Mrs. Browning.
Exasperate transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Exsasperated
; present participle & verbal noun Exasperating
.] 1. To irritate in a high degree; to provoke; to enrage; to excite or to inflame the anger of; as, to exasperate a person or his feelings.
To exsasperate them against the king of France. Addison. 2. To make grievous, or more grievous or malignant; to aggravate; to imbitter; as, to exasperate enmity.
To exasperate the ways of death. Sir T. Browne. Syn.
-- To irritate; provoke. See Irritate
Exasperater noun One who exasperates or inflames anger, enmity, or violence.
[ Latin exasperatio
: confer French exaspération
.] 1. The act of exasperating or the state of being exasperated; irritation; keen or bitter anger.
Extorted from him by the exasperation of his spirits. South. 2. Increase of violence or malignity; aggravation; exacerbation.
of the fits." Sir H. Wotton.
Exaspidean adjective [ Greek ... out + ..., ..., a shield.] (Zoology) Having the anterior scutes extending around the tarsus on the outer side, leaving the inner side naked; -- said of certain birds.
Exauctorate transitive verb See Exauthorate .
Exaugurate transitive verb [ Latin exauguratus , past participle of exaugurare to profane; ex out + augurari to act as an augur, from augur . ] To annul the consecration of; to secularize; to unhellow. [ Obsolete] Holland.
Exauguration noun [ Latin exauguratio desecration.] The act of exaugurating; desecration. [ Obsolete]
Exauthorate transitive verb
[ Latin exauctoratus
, past participle of exauctorare
to dismiss; ex
out + auctorare
to bind to something, to hire, from auctor
. See Author
.] To deprive of authority or office; to depose; to discharge.
Exauthorated for their unworthiness. Jer. Taylor.
Exauthoration noun Deprivation of authority or dignity; degration. [ Obsolete] Jer. Taylor.
Exauthorize transitive verb [ Prefix ex- + authorize .] To deprive of uthority. [ Obsolete] Selden.
Excalceate transitive verb
[ Latin excalceatus
, past participle of excalceare
to unshoe. See Calceated
.] To deprive of shoes.
[ Obsolete] Chambers.
Excalceation noun The act of depriving or divesting of shoes. [ Obsolete] Chambers.
Excalfaction noun [ Latin excalfactio .] A heating or warming; calefaction. [ Obsolete] Blount.
Excalfactive adjective [ Latin excalfacere to warm; ex out (intens.) + calfacere to warm.] Serving to heat; warming. [ Obsolete] Cotgrave.
Excalfactory adjective [ Latin excalfactorius .] Heating; warming. [ Obsolete] Holland.
Excalibur noun The name of King Arthur's mythical sword. [ Written also Excalibar , Excalibor , Escalibar , and Caliburn .] Tennyson.
Excamb, Excambie transitive verb
[ Late Latin excambiare
; Latin ex
out + cambire
. See Change
, and confer Exchange
.] (Scots Law) To exchange; -- used with reference to transfers of land.
Excambion Ex*cam"bi*um noun [ Late Latin excambium . See Excamb .] (Scots Law) Exchange; barter; -- used commonly of lands.
Excandescence noun [ Latin excandescentia .]
1. A growing hot; a white or glowing heat; incandescence. [ R.] 2. Violent anger; a growing angry. [ Obsolete] Blount.