|Exhort Ex·hort" intransitive verb To deliver exhortation; to use words or arguments to incite to good deeds.
With many other words did he testify and exhort . Acts ii. 40.
Exhort Ex·hort" noun Exhortation. [ Obsolete] Pope.
Exhortation Ex`hor·ta"tion noun
[ Latin exhortatio
: confer French exhortation
.] 1. The act of practice of exhorting; the act of inciting to laudable deeds; incitement to that which is good or commendable. 2. Language intended to incite and encourage; advice; counsel; admonition.
I'll end my exhortation after dinner. Shak.
Exhortative Ex·hor"ta·tive adjective [ Latin exhortativus : confer French exhortatif .] Serving to exhort; exhortatory; hortative. Barrow.
Exhortatory Ex·hor"ta·to·ry adjective [ Latin exhortatorius : confer French exhortatoire .] Of or pertaining to exhortation; hortatory. Holinshed.
Exhorter Ex·hort"er noun One who exhorts or incites.
Exhumated Ex·hu"ma·ted adjective Disinterred. [ Obsolete]
Exhumation Ex`hu·ma"tion noun [ Confer Late Latin exhumatio , French exhumation .] The act of exhuming that which has been buried; as, the exhumation of a body.
Exhume Ex·hume" transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Exhumed present participle & verbal noun . Exhuming .] [ Late Latin exhumare ; Latin ex out + humus ground, soil: confer French exhumer . See Humble .] To dig out of the ground; to take out of a place of burial; to disinter. Mantell.
Exiccate Ex"ic·cate transitive verb See Exsiccate . [ Obsolete] Holland.
Exiccation Ex`ic·ca"tion noun See Exsiccation . [ Obsolete]
Exigence Ex"i·gence noun [ French] Exigency. Hooker.
Exigency Ex"i·gen·cy noun
; plural Exigencies
. [ Late Latin exigentia
: confer French exigence
.] The state of being exigent; urgent or exacting want; pressing necessity or distress; need; a case demanding immediate action, supply, or remedy; as, an unforeseen exigency .
"The present exigency
of his affairs." Ludlow. Syn.
-- Demand; urgency; distress; pressure; emergency; necessity; crisis.
Exigendary Ex`i·gen"da·ry noun See Exigenter .
Exigent Ex`i·gent adjective [ Latin exigens , - entis , present participle of exigere to drive out or forth, require, exact. See Exact .] Exacting or requiring immediate aid or action; pressing; critical. "At this exigent moment." Burke.
Exigent Ex"i·gent noun 1. Exigency; pressing necessity; decisive moment.
Why do you cross me in this exigent ? Shak. 2. (o. Eng. Law) The name of a writ in proceedings before outlawry. Abbott.
Exigenter Ex"i·gent·er noun (O. Eng. Law) An officer in the Court of King's Bench and Common Pleas whose duty it was to make out exigents. The office is now abolished. Cowell.
Exigible Ex"i·gi·ble adjective [ Confer French exigible . See Exigent .] That may be exacted; repairable. [ R.] A. Smith.
Exiguity Ex`i·gu"i·ty noun [ Latin exiguitas , from exiguus small: confer French exiguité .] Scantiness; smallness; thinness. [ R.] Boyle.
Exiguous Ex·ig"u·ous adjective [ Latin exiguus .] Scanty; small; slender; diminutive. [ R.] " Exiguous resources." Carlyle. -- Ex*ig"uous*ness , noun [ R.]
Exile Ex"ile noun
[ Middle English exil
, from Latin exilium
, from exsuil
one who quits, or is banished from, his native soil; ex
out + solum
ground, land, soil, or perhaps from the root of salire
to leap, spring; confer French exil
. Confer Sole
of the foot, Saltation
.] 1. Forced separation from one's native country; expulsion from one's home by the civil authority; banishment; sometimes, voluntary separation from one's native country.
Let them be recalled from their exile . Shak. 2. The person expelled from his country by authority; also, one who separates himself from his home.
Thou art in exile , and thou must not stay. Shak. Syn.
-- Banishment; proscription; expulsion.
Exile Ex"ile transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Exiled
; present participle & verbal noun Exiling
.] To banish or expel from one's own country or home; to drive away.
from eternal God." Tennyson.
Calling home our exiled friends abroad. Shak. Syn.
-- See Banish
Exile Ex·ile" adjective [ Latin exilis .] Small; slender; thin; fine. [ Obsolete] "An exile sound." Bacon.
Exilement Ex"ile·ment noun [ Confer Old French exilement .] Banishment. [ R.] Sir. H. Wotton.
Exilic Ex·il"ic adjective Pertaining to exile or banishment, esp. to that of the Jews in Babylon. Encyc. Dict.
Exilition Ex`i·li"tion noun [ Latin exsilire to spring from; ex out + salire to spring, leap.] A sudden springing or leaping out. [ Obsolete] Sir T. Browne.
Exility Ex·il"ity noun [ Latin exilitas : confer French exilité . See Exile , adjective ] Smallness; meagerness; slenderness; fineness, thinness. [ R.] Paley.
Eximious Ex·im"ious adjective
[ Latin eximius
taken out, i. e.
select, from eximere
to take out. See Exempt
.] Select; choice; hence, extraordinary, excellent.
The eximious and arcane science of physic. Fuller.
Exinanite Ex·in"a·nite transitive verb [ Latin exinanitus , past participle of exinanire ; ex out (intens.) + inanire to make empty, inanis , empty.] To make empty; to render of no effect; to humble. [ Obsolete] Bp. Pearson.
Exinanition Ex·in`a·ni"tion noun
[ Latin exinanitio
.] An emptying; an enfeebling; exhaustion; humiliation.
Fastings to the exinanition of spirits. Jer. Taylor.
Exist Ex·ist" intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Existed
; present participle & verbal noun Existing
.] [ Latin existere
, to step out or forth, emerge, appear, exist; ex
out + sistere
to cause to stand, to set, put, place, stand still, from stare
to stand: confer French exister
. See Stand
.] 1. To be as a fact and not as a mode; to have an actual or real being, whether material or spiritual.
Who now, alas! no more is missed Swift.
Than if he never did exist .
To conceive the world . . . to have existed from eternity. South. 2. To be manifest in any manner; to continue to be; as, great evils existed in his reign. 3. To live; to have life or the functions of vitality; as, men can not exist in water, nor fishes on land. Syn.
-- See Be
Existence Ex·ist"ence noun
[ Confer French existence
.] 1. The state of existing or being; actual possession of being; continuance in being; as, the existence of body and of soul in union; the separate existence of the soul; immortal existence .
The main object of our existence . Lubbock. 2. Continued or repeated manifestation; occurrence, as of events of any kind; as, the existence of a calamity or of a state of war.
The existence therefore, of a phenomenon, is but another word for its being perceived, or for the inferred possibility of perceiving it. J. S. Mill. 3. That which exists; a being; a creature; an entity; as, living existences .
Existency Ex·ist"en·cy noun Existence. [ R.] Sir M. Hale.
Existent Ex·ist"ent adjective
[ Latin existens
, present participle of existere
. See Exist
.] Having being or existence; existing; being; occurring now; taking place.
The eyes and mind are fastened on objects which have no real being, as if they were truly existent . Dryden.
Existential Ex`is·ten"tial adjective Having existence.
[ Archaic] Bp. Barlow.
Existentially as well as essentially intelligent. Colerige.
Exister Ex·ist"er noun One who exists.
Existible Ex·ist"i·ble adjective Capable of existence. Grew.
Existimation Ex·is`ti·ma"tion noun [ Latin existimatio judgment, opinion, from existimare to estimate. See Estimate .] Esteem; opinion; reputation. [ Obsolete] Steele.
Exit Ex"it [ Latin , 3d pers. sing. present of exire to go out. See Exeunt , Issue .] He (or she ) goes out, or retires from view; as, exit Macbeth. » The Latin words exit (he or she goes out), and exeunt ( they go out), are used in dramatic writings to indicate the time of withdrawal from the stage of one or more of the actors.
Exit Ex"it noun
[ See 1st Exit
.] 1. The departure of a player from the stage, when he has performed his part.
They have their exits and their entrances. Shak. 2. Any departure; the act of quitting the stage of action or of life; death; as, to make one's exit .
Sighs for his exit , vulgarly called death. Cowper. 3. A way of departure; passage out of a place; egress; way out.
Forcing the water forth through its ordinary exits . Woodward.
Exitial, Exitious Ex·i"tial, Ex·i"tious adjective [ Latin exitialis , exitious , from exitium a going out, a going to naught, i. e. , ruin, from exire to go out: confer French exitial .] Destructive; fatal. [ Obsolete] " Exitial fevers." Harvey.
Exmoor Ex"moor noun [ From Exmoor , a district in Somersetshire and Devonshire.] 1. One of a breed of horned sheep of Devonshire, England, having white legs and face and black nostrils. They are esp. valuable for mutton. 2. A breed of ponies native to the Exmoor district.
Exo- Ex"o- [ Greek ... out of, outside, from ... out. See Ex- .] A prefix signifying out of, outside; as in exo carp, exo gen, exo skeleton.
Exocardiac, Exocardial Ex`o·car"di·ac, Ex`o·car"di·al adjective [ Exo- + Greek kardi`a heart.] (Anat.) Situated or arising outside of the heart; as, exocardial murmurs; -- opposed to endocardiac .
Exocarp Ex"o·carp noun [ Exo- + Greek ... fruit.] (Botany) The outer portion of a fruit, as the flesh of a peach or the rind of an orange. See Illust. of Drupe .
Exoccipital Ex`oc·cip"i·tal adjective [ Prefix ex- + occipital .] (Anat.) Pertaining to a bone or region on each side of the great foremen of the skull. -- noun The exoccipital bone, which often forms a part of the occipital in the adult, but is usually distinct in the young.
Exocetus Ex`o·ce"tus (? or ?), Ex`ocœ"tus noun [ New Latin exocetus , Latin exocoetus a fish that sleeps on the shore, Greek 'exw`koitos , lit., sleeping out; 'e`xw outside of + koi`th bed.] (Zoöl) A genus of fishes, including the common flying fishes. See Flying fish .
Exoculate Ex·oc"u·late transitive verb [ Latin exoculatus , past participle of exoculare to exoculate; ex out + oculus an eye.] To deprive of eyes. [ R.] W. C. Hazlitt.
Exode Ex"ode noun [ Latin exodium , Greek ... (sc. ... song) from ... belonging to an exit, or to the finale of a tragedy, from ...: confer French exode . See Exodus .] 1. Departure; exodus; esp., the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt. [ Obsolete] Latin Coleman. Bolingbroke. 2. (Gr. Drama) The final chorus; the catastrophe. 3. (Rom. Antiq.) An afterpiece of a comic description, either a farce or a travesty.
Exodic Ex·od"ic adjective [ Greek ... belonging to departure. See Exodus .] (Physiol.) Conducting influences from the spinal cord outward; -- said of the motor or efferent nerves. Opposed to esodic .