Webster's Dictionary, 1913
; plural Ex-votos
(-töz). [ Latin ex
out of, in accordance with + voto
, abl. of votum
a vow.] An offering to a church in fulfillment of a vow.
Exude transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Exuded
; present participle & verbal noun exuding
.] [ Latin exudare
, to sweat out; ex
out + sudare
to sweat: confer French exuder
. See Sweat
.] To discharge through pores or incisions, as moisture or other liquid matter; to give out.
Our forests exude turpentine in . . . abundance. Dr. T. Dwight.
Exude intransitive verb To flow from a body through the pores, or by a natural discharge, as juice.
Exulcerate transitive verb & i.
[ Latin exulceratus
, past participle of exulcerare
to make sore; ex
out + ulcerare
. See Ulcerate
.] 1. To ulcerate.
[ Obsolete] "To exulcerate
the lungs." Evelyn. 2. To corrode; to fret; to chafe; to inflame.
Minds exulcerated in themselves. Hooker.
Exulcerate adjective [ Latin exulceratus , past participle ] Very sore; ulcerated. [ Obsolete] Bacon.
Exulceration noun [ Latin exulceratio : confer French exulcération .] [ Obsolete or R.]
1. Ulceration. Quincy. 2. A fretting; a festering; soreness. Hooker.
Exulcerative adjective Tending to cause ulcers; exulceratory. Holland.
Exulceratory adjective [ Latin exulceratorius : confer French exulcératoire .] Having a tendency to form ulcers; rendering ulcerous.
Exult intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Exulted
; present participle & verbal noun Exulting
.] [ Latin exultare
, to leap vigorously, to exult, intens. from exsilire
to spring out or up; ex
out + salire
to spring, leap: confer French exulter
. See Salient
.] To be in high spirits; figuratively, to leap for joy; to rejoice in triumph or exceedingly; to triumph; as, an exulting heart.
The dumb shall sing, the lame his crutch forego, Pope.
And leap exulting like the bounding roe.
Exultance, Exultancy noun [ Latin exsultantia .] Exultation. [ Obsolete] Burton. Hammond.
[ Latin exsultans
, present participle of exsultare
. See Exult
.] Inclined to exult; characterized by, or expressing, exultation; rejoicing triumphantly.
Break away, exultant , from every defilement. I. Tay;or.
[ Latin exsultatio
: confer French exultation
.] The act of exulting; lively joy at success or victory, or at any advantage gained; rapturous delight; triumph.
His bosom swelled with exultation . Prescott.
Exulting adjective Rejoicing triumphantly or exceedingly; exultant. -- Ex*ult"ing*ly , adverb
Exundate intransitive verb
[ Latin exundatus
, past participle of exundare
to overflow; ex
out + undare
. See Undated
waved.] To overflow; to inundate.
[ Obsolete] Bailey.
Exundation noun [ Latin exundatio .] An overflow, or overflowing abundance. [ R.] Ray.
Exungulate transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Exungulated
; present participle & verbal noun Exungulating
.] [ Latin exungulare
to lose the hoof, ex
out, from + ungula
. See Ungula
.] To pare off, as nails, the hoof, etc.
[ Latin exuperabilis
. See Exuperate
.] Surmountable; superable.
[ Obsolete] Johnson.
Exuperance noun [ Latin exuperantia , exsuperantia .] Superiority; superfluity. [ Obsolete] Sir K. Digby.
Exuperant adjective [ Latin exuperans , exsuperans , present participle] Surpassing; exceeding; surmounting. [ Obsolete]
Exuperate transitive verb [ Latin exuperatus , exsuperatus , past participle of exuperare , exsuperare to excel; ex out + superare to go over, super above, over.] To excel; to surmount. [ Obsolete]
[ See Exurgent
.] The act of rising or coming into view.
[ Obsolete] Baxter.
Exurgent adjective [ Latin exurgens , exsurgens , present participle of exurgere , exsurgere , to rise up; ex out + surgere to rise.] Arising; coming to light. [ Obsolete]
Exuscitate transitive verb See Exsuscitate
[ Obsolete] T. Adams.
Exustion noun [ Latin exustio , from exurere , exustum , to burn up; ex out + urere to burn.] The act or operation of burning up. Bailey.
[ Confer French exutoire
. See Exuv...e
.] (Medicine) An issue.
Exuviability noun Capability of shedding the skin periodically. Craig.
Exuviable adjective [ Confer French exuviable .] Capable of being cast off in the form of exuviæ.
Exuvial adjective Of or pertaining to exuviæ. " Exuvial layers." " Exuvial deposits."
Exuviate intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Exuviated
, present participle & verbal noun Exuviating
.] [ From Exuviae
.] (Zoology) To shed an old covering or condition preliminary to taking on a new one; to molt.
There is reason to suppose that very old crayfish do not exuviate every year. Huxley.
Exuviation noun (Zoology) The rejecting or casting off of some part, more particularly, the outer cuticular layer, as the shells of crustaceans, skins of snakes, etc.; molting; ecdysis.
Exuviæ noun plural [ Latin , from exuere to draw out or off, to pull off.]
1. (Zoöl) Cast skins, shells, or coverings of animals; any parts of animals which are shed or cast off, as the skins of snakes, the shells of lobsters, etc. 2. (Geol.) The fossil shells and other remains which animals have left in the strata of the earth.
[ Anglo-Saxon īg
. Confer Eyot
.] An island.
; plural Eyren See Egg .
[ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Ey An interj. of wonder or inquiry. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Eyalet noun [ Turk., from Arabic iyālah .] Formerly, one of the administrative divisions or provinces of the Ottoman Empire; -- now called a vilayet .
[ French niais
fresh from the nest, a derivative from Latin nidus
nest. English an eyas
for a nias
. See Nest
, and confer Nias
.] (Zoology) A nesting or unfledged bird; in falconry, a young hawk from the nest, not able to prey for itself. Shak J. H. Walsh
Eyas adjective Unfledged, or newly fledged.
Like eyas hawk up mounts unto the skies, Spebser.
His newly budded pinions to assay.
Eyasmusket noun [ Eyas + muske the brid.] An unfledged or young male sparrow hawk. [ Obsolete] Shak.
[ Prob. from nye
, an eye
being for a nye
. See Nye
.] (Zoology) A brood; as, an eye of pheasants.
[ Middle English eghe
, Anglo-Saxon eáge
; akin to OFries. āge
, Old Saxon ōga
, Dutch oog
, Ohg. ouga
, German auge
, Icelandic auga
, Swedish öga
, Danish öie
, Goth. augō
; confer OSlav. oko
, Lithuanian akis
, Latin okulus
, Greek 'o`kkos
, eye, 'o`sse
, the two eyes, Sanskrit akshi
. √10, 212. Confer Diasy
.] 1. The organ of sight or vision. In man, and the vertebrates generally, it is properly the movable ball or globe in the orbit, but the term often includes the adjacent parts. In most invertebrates the eyes are immovable ocelli, or compound eyes made up of numerous ocelli. See Ocellus . Description of illustration
: a b
Cillary Muscle; g
Cillary Process; h
Suspensory Ligament; k
Prosterior Aqueous Chamber between h
Anterior Aqueous Chamber; m
Crystalline Lens; n
Vitreous Humor; o
Yellow spot; q
Center of blind spot; r
Artery of Retina in center of the Optic Nerve. » The essential parts of the eye are inclosed in a tough outer coat, the sclerotic
, to which the muscles moving it are attached, and which in front changes into the transparent cornea. A little way back of cornea, the crystalline lens is suspended, dividing the eye into two unequal cavities, a smaller one in front filled with a watery fluid, the aqueous humor
, and larger one behind filled with a clear jelly, the vitreous humor
. The sclerotic is lined with a highly pigmented membrane, the choroid
, and this is turn is lined in the back half of the eyeball with the nearly transparent retina
, in which the fibers of the optic nerve ramify. The choroid in front is continuous with the iris
, which has a contractile opening in the center, the pupil
, admitting light to the lens which brings the rays to a focus and forms an image upon the retina, where the light, falling upon delicate structures called rods and cones
, causes them to stimulate the fibres of the optic nerve
to transmit visual impressions to the brain. 2. The faculty of seeing; power or range of vision; hence, judgment or taste in the use of the eye, and in judging of objects; as, to have the eye of a sailor; an eye for the beautiful or picturesque. 3. The action of the organ of sight; sight, look; view; ocular knowledge; judgment; opinion.
In my eye , she is the sweetest lady that I looked on. Shak. 4. The space commanded by the organ of sight; scope of vision; hence, face; front; the presence of an object which is directly opposed or confronted; immediate presence.
We shell express our duty in his eye . Shak.
Her shell your hear disproved to her eyes . Shak. 5. Observation; oversight; watch; inspection; notice; attention; regard.
upon her." Shak.
Booksellers . . . have an eye to their own advantage. Addison. 6. That which resembles the organ of sight, in form, position, or appearance
; as: (a) (Zoology) The spots on a feather, as of peacock. (b) The scar to which the adductor muscle is attached in oysters and other bivalve shells; also, the adductor muscle itself, esp. when used as food, as in the scallop. (c) The bud or sprout of a plant or tuber; as, the eye of a potato. (d) The center of a target; the bull's-eye. (e) A small loop to receive a hook; as, hooks and eyes on a dress. (f) The hole through the head of a needle. (g) A loop forming part of anything, or a hole through anything, to receive a rope, hook, pin, shaft, etc.; as, an eye at the end of a tie bar in a bridge truss; an eye through a crank; an eye at the end of rope. (h) The hole through the upper millstone. 7. That which resembles the eye in relative importance or beauty.
"The very eye
of that proverb." Shak.
Athens, the eye of Greece, mother of arts. Milton. 8. Tinge; shade of color.
Red with an eye of blue makes a purple. Boyle. By the eye
, in abundance.
[ Obsolete] Marlowe.
-- Elliott eye (Nautical)
, a loop in a hemp cable made around a thimble and served.
-- Eye agate
, a kind of circle agate, the central parts of which are of deeper tints than the rest of the mass. Brande & C.
-- Eye animalcule (Zoöl)
, a flagellate infusorian belonging to Euglena and related genera; -- so called because it has a colored spot like an eye at one end.
-- Eye doctor
, an oculist.
-- Eye of a volute (Architecture)
, the circle in the center of volute.
-- Eye of day
, Eye of the morning
, Eye of heaven
, the sun.
"So gently shuts the eye of day
." Mrs. Barbauld.
-- Eye of a ship
, the foremost part in the bows of a ship, where, formerly, eyes were painted; also, the hawser holes. Ham. Nav. Encyc.
-- Half an eye
, very imperfect sight; a careless glance; as, to see a thing with half an eye ; often figuratively.
"Those who have but half an eye
." B. Jonson.
-- To catch one's eye
, to attract one's notice.
-- To find favor in the eyes (of)
, to be graciously received and treated.
-- To have an eye to
, to pay particular attention to; to watch.
" Have an eye to
-- To keep an eye on
, to watch.
-- To set the eyes on
, to see; to have a sight of.
-- In the eye of the wind (Nautical)
, in a direction opposed to the wind; as, a ship sails in the eye of the wind .
Eye transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Eyed
; present participle & verbal noun Eying or Eyeing
.] To fix the eye on; to look on; to view; to observe; particularly, to observe or watch narrowly, or with fixed attention; to hold in view.
Eye me, blest Providence, and square my trial Milton.
To my proportioned strength.
Eye intransitive verb To appear; to look.
My becomings kill me, when they do not Shak.
Eye well to you.
Eye opener That which makes the eyes open, as startling news or occurrence, or (U. S. Slang), a drink of liquor, esp. the first one in the morning.
Eyeball noun The ball or globe of the eye.
Eyebar noun (Engineering) A bar with an eye at one or both ends.
Eyebeam noun A glance of the eye. Shak.
Eyebolt noun (Machinery) A bolt with a looped head, or an opening in the head.
Eyebright noun (Botany) A small annual plant ( Euphrasia officinalis ), formerly much used as a remedy for diseases of the eye.
Eyebrow noun The brow or hairy arch above the eye. Shak.
Eyecup noun A small oval porcelain or glass cup, having a rim curved to fit the orbit of the eye. it is used in the application of liquid remedies to eyes; -- called also eyeglass .