Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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I've Colloquial contraction of I have .

Itinerary adjective [ Latin itinerarius : confer French itinéraire . See Itinerant .] Itinerant; traveling; passing from place to place; done on a journey.

It was rather an itinerary circuit of justice than a progress.
Bacon.

Itinerary noun ; plural Itineraries . [ Latin itinerarium : confer French itinéraire . See Itinerary , adjective ] An account of travels, or a register of places and distances as a guide to travelers; as, the Itinerary of Antoninus.

Itinerate intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Itinerated ; present participle & verbal noun Itinerating .] [ Late Latin itineratus , past participle of itinerari , itinerare . See Itinerant .] To wander without a settled habitation; to travel from place or on a circuit, particularly for the purpose of preaching, lecturing, etc.

Its Possessive form of the pronoun it . See It .

Itself pron. The neuter reciprocal pronoun of It ; as, the thing is good in itself ; it stands by itself .

Borrowing of foreigners, in itself , makes not the kingdom rich or poor.
Locke.

Ittria noun [ New Latin ] See Yttria .

Ittrium noun [ New Latin ] See Yttrium .

Itzibu noun [ Jap. ichibu .] (Numis.) A silver coin of Japan, worth about thirty-four cents. [ Written also itzebu , ichebu , itcheboo , etc.]

Iulidan noun [ See Iulus .] (Zoology) One of the Iulidæ , a family of myriapods, of which the genus Iulus is the type. See Iulus .

Iulus noun [ Latin , down, Greek ... down, centipede.] (Zoology) A genus of chilognathous myriapods. The body is long and round, consisting of numerous smooth, equal segments, each of which bears two pairs of short legs. It includes the galleyworms. See Chilognatha .

Ivan Ivanovitch An ideal personification of the typical Russian or of the Russian people; -- used as "John Bull" is used for the typical Englishman.

Ivied adjective [ From Ivy .] Overgrown with ivy.

Ivoride noun A composition resembling ivory in appearance and used as a substitute for it.

Ivory (ī"vo*rȳ) noun ; plural Ivories . [ Middle English ivori , French ivoire , from Latin eboreus made of ivory, from ebur , eboris , ivory, confer Sanskrit ibha elephant. Confer Eburnean .]


1. The hard, white, opaque, fine-grained substance constituting the tusks of the elephant. It is a variety of dentine, characterized by the minuteness and close arrangement of the tubes, as also by their double flexure. It is used in manufacturing articles of ornament or utility.

» Ivory is the name commercially given not only to the substance constituting the tusks of the elephant, but also to that of the tusks of the hippopotamus and walrus, the hornlike tusk of the narwhal, etc.

2. The tusks themselves of the elephant, etc.

3. Any carving executed in ivory. Mollett.

4. plural Teeth; as, to show one's ivories . [ Slang]

Ivory black . See under Black , noun -- Ivory gull (Zoology) , a white Arctic gull ( Larus eburneus ). -- Ivory nut (Botany) , the nut of a species of palm, the Phytephas macroarpa , often as large as a hen's egg. When young the seed contains a fluid, which gradually hardness into a whitish, close-grained, albuminous substance, resembling the finest ivory in texture and color, whence it is called vegetable ivory . It is wrought into various articles, as buttons, chessmen, etc. The palm is found in New Grenada. A smaller kind is the fruit of the Phytephas microarpa . The nuts are known in commerce as Corosso nuts. -- Ivory palm (Botany) , the palm tree which produces ivory nuts. -- Ivory shell (Zoology) , any species of Eburna , a genus of marine gastropod shells, having a smooth surface, usually white with red or brown spots. -- Vegetable ivory , the meat of the ivory nut. See Ivory nut (above).

Ivory-bill (ī"vo*rȳ*bĭl`) noun (Zoology) A large, handsome, North American woodpecker ( Campephilus principalis ), having a large, sharp, ivory-colored beak. Its general color is glossy black, with white secondaries, and a white dorsal stripe. The male has a large, scarlet crest. It is now rare, and found only in the Gulf States.

Ivorytype noun (Photog.) A picture produced by superposing a very light print, rendered translucent by varnish, and tinted upon the back, upon a stronger print, so as to give the effect of a photograph in natural colors; -- called also hellenotype . Knight.

Ivy noun ; plural Ivies . [ Anglo-Saxon īfig ; akin to Old High German ebawi , ebah , German epheu .] (Botany) A plant of the genus Hedera ( H. helix ), common in Europe. Its leaves are evergreen, dark, smooth, shining, and mostly five- pointed; the flowers yellowish and small; the berries black or yellow. The stem clings to walls and trees by rootlike fibers.

Direct
The clasping ivy where to climb.
Milton.

Ye myrtles brown, with ivy never sere.
Milton.

American ivy . (Botany) See Virginia creeper . -- English ivy (Botany) , a popular name in America for the ivy proper ( Hedera helix ). -- German ivy (Botany) , a creeping plant, with smooth, succulent stems, and fleshy, light-green leaves; a species of Senecio ( S. scandens ). -- Ground ivy . (Botany) Gill ( Nepeta Glechoma ). -- Ivy bush . (Botany) See Mountain laurel , under Mountain . -- Ivy owl (Zoology) , the barn owl. -- Ivy tod (Botany) , the ivy plant. Tennyson. -- Japanese ivy (Botany) , a climbing plant ( Ampelopsis tricuspidata ), closely related to the Virginia creeper. -- Poison ivy (Botany) , an American woody creeper ( Rhus Toxicodendron ), with trifoliate leaves, and greenish-white berries. It is exceedingly poisonous to the touch for most persons. -- To pipe in an ivy leaf , to console one's self as best one can. [ Obsolete] Chaucer. -- West Indian ivy , a climbing plant of the genus Marcgravia .

Ivy-mantled adjective Covered with ivy.

Iwis adverb Indeed; truly. See Ywis . [ Written also iwys , iwisse , etc.] [ Obsolete] Ascham.

Ixia noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... birdlime. So called because of the viscid nature of some of the species.] (Botany) A South African bulbous plant of the Iris family, remarkable for the brilliancy of its flowers.

Ixodes noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... like birdlime; ... birdlime + ... form.] (Zoology) A genus of parasitic Acarina, which includes various species of ticks. See Tick , the insect.

Ixodian noun (Zoology) A tick of the genus Ixodes , or the family Ixodidæ .

Ixtle, Ixtil noun The fine, soft fiber of the bromeliaceous plant Bromelia sylvestris .

Ixtle, Ixtli (ĭx"tle) noun (Botany) A Mexican name for a variety of Agave rigida , which furnishes a strong coarse fiber; also, the fiber itself, which is called also pita , and Tampico fiber . [ Written also istle .]

Izard noun (Zoology) A variety of the chamois found in the Pyrenees.

Izedi noun One of an Oriental religious sect which worships Satan or the Devil.

The Izedis or Yezdis, the so-called Devil worshipers, still remain a numerous though oppressed people in Mesopotamia and adjacent countries.
Tylor.

Izedism noun The religion of the Izedis.

Izzard noun (Zoology) See Izard .

Izzard noun [ Formerly ezed , probably from F. et zÉde and z.] The letter z ; -- formerly so called.