Loose Loose intransitive verb To set sail. [ Obsolete] Acts xiii. 13.
Loosely Loose"ly adverb In a loose manner.
(lōs"'n) transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Loosened
(lōs"'nd); present participle & verbal noun Loosening
.] [ See Loose
, transitive verb
] 1. To make loose; to free from tightness, tension, firmness, or fixedness; to make less dense or compact; as, to loosen a string, or a knot; to loosen a rock in the earth.
After a year's rooting, then shaking doth the tree good by loosening of the earth. Bacon. 2. To free from restraint; to set at liberty..
It loosens his hands, and assists his understanding. Dryden. 3. To remove costiveness from; to facilitate or increase the alvine discharges of. Bacon.
Loosen Loos"en intransitive verb To become loose; to become less tight, firm, or compact. S. Sharp.
Loosener Loos"en·er noun One who, or that which, loosens.
Looseness Loose"ness noun The state, condition, or quality, of being loose; as, the looseness of a cord; looseness of style; looseness of morals or of principles.
Loosestrife Loose"strife` (-strīf`) noun (Botany) (a) The name of several species of plants of the genus Lysimachia , having small star-shaped flowers, usually of a yellow color. (b) Any species of the genus Lythrum , having purple, or, in some species, crimson flowers. Gray. False loosestrife , a plant of the genus Ludwigia , which includes several species, most of which are found in the United States. -- Tufted loosestrife , the plant Lysimachia thyrsiflora , found in the northern parts of the United States and in Europe. Gray.
Loosish Loos"ish (lōs"ĭsh) adjective Somewhat loose.
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Loot Loot (lōt) noun [ Hind. lūt , Sanskrit lōtra , lōptra , booty, lup to break, spoil; probably akin to English rob .] 1. The act of plundering. 2. Plunder; booty; especially, the booty taken in a conquered or sacked city.
Loot Loot transitive verb & i.
[ imperfect & past participle Looted
; present participle & verbal noun Looting
.] To plunder; to carry off as plunder or a prize lawfully obtained by war.
Looting parties . . . ransacking the houses. Latin Oliphant.
Looter Loot"er (lōt"ẽr) noun A plunderer.
Loover Loo"ver (lō"vẽr) noun See Louver .
Lop Lop noun [ Anglo-Saxon loppe .] A flea. [ Obsolete] Cleveland.
Lop Lop transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Lopped
; present participle & verbal noun Lopping
.] [ Prov. German luppen
,to cut, geld, or OD. luppen
, Dutch lubben
.] 1. To cut off as the top or extreme part of anything; to shoorten by cutting off the extremities; to cut off, or remove, as superfluous parts; as, to lop a tree or its branches.
"With branches lopped
, in wood or mountain felled." Milton.
Expunge the whole, or lop the excrescent parts. Pope. 2. To cut partly off and bend down; as, to lop bushes in a hedge.
Lop Lop noun That which is lopped from anything, as branches from a tree. Shak. Mortimer.
Lop Lop intransitive verb To hang downward; to be pendent; to lean to one side.
Lop Lop transitive verb To let hang down; as, to lop the head.
Lop Lop adjective Hanging down; as, lop ears; -- used also in compound adjectives; as, lop eared; lop sided.
Lope Lope imperfect of Leap .
And, laughing, lope into a tree. Spenser .
Lope Lope intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Loped ; present participle & verbal noun Loping .] [ See Leap .] 1. To leap; to dance. [ Prov. Eng.] "He that lopes on the ropes." Middleton. 2. To move with a lope, as a horse. [ U.S.]
Lope Lope noun 1. A leap; a long step.
[ Prov. Eng.] 2. An easy gait, consisting of long running strides or leaps.
The mustang goes rollicking ahead, with the eternal lope , . . . a mixture of two or three gaits, as easy as the motions of a cradle. T. B. Thorpe.
Lopeared Lop"eared` adjective Having ears which lop or hang down.
Lopeman Lope"man noun Leaper; ropedancer. [ Obsolete]
Loper Lop"er noun 1. One who, or that which, lopes; esp., a horse that lopes. [ U.S.] 2. (Rope Making) A swivel at one end of a ropewalk, used in laying the strands.
Lophine Loph"ine noun [ Greek ... a tuft or crest of feathers.] (Chemistry) A nitrogenous organic base obtained by the oxidation of amarine, and regarded as a derivative of benzoic aldehyde. It is obtained in long white crystalline tufts, -- whence its name.
Lophiomys Lo·phi"o·mys noun [ New Latin , from Greek lofia` a mane, bristly ridge + my^s a mouse.] (Zoology) A very singular rodent ( Lophiomys Imhausi ) of Northeastern Africa. It is the only known representative of a special family ( Lophiomyidæ ), remarkable for the structure of the skull. It has handlike feet, and the hair is peculiar in structure and arrangement.
Lophobranch Loph"o·branch adjective [ Greek lofia` crest or tuft + bra`gchion gill.] (Zoology) Of or pertaining to the Lophobranchii. -- noun One of the Lophobranchii.
Lophobranchiate Loph`o·bran"chi·ate adjective (Zoology) Of or pertaining to the Lophobranchii.
Lophobranchii Loph`o·bran"chi·i noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek lo`fos a crest or tuft + bra`gchion gill.] (Zoology) An order of teleostean fishes, having the gills arranged in tufts on the branchial arches, as the Hippocampus and pipefishes.
Lophophore Loph"o·phore noun [ Greek lo`fos a crest or tuft + fe`rein to bear.] (Zoology) A disk which surrounds the mouth and bears the tentacles of the Bryozoa. See Phylactolemata .
Lophopoda Lo·phop"o·da noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek ... a crest or tuft + -poda .] (Zoology) Same as Phylactolemata .
Lophosteon Lo·phos"te·on noun
, English Lophosteons
. [ New Latin , from Greek ... a crest + ... a bone.] (Anat.) The central keel-bearing part of the sternum in birds.
Loppard Lop"pard noun [ Lop + - ard .] A tree, the top of which has been lopped off. [ Eng.]
Lopper Lop"per noun One who lops or cuts off.
Lopper Lop"per intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Loppered ; present participle & verbal noun Loppering .] [ Confer Prov. German lübbern , levern , Old High German giliber...n , German luppe , lab , rennet.] To turn sour and coagulate from too long standing, as milk.
Lopping Lop"ping noun A cutting off, as of branches; that which is cut off; leavings.
The loppings made from that stock whilst it stood. Burke.
Loppy Lop"py adjective Somewhat lop; inclined to lop.
Lopseed Lop"seed` noun (Botany) A perennial herb ( Phryma Leptostachya ), having slender seedlike fruits.
Lopsided Lop"sid`ed adjective [ Lop + side. Confer Lobsided .] 1. Leaning to one side because of some defect of structure; as, a lopsided ship. Marryat. 2. Unbalanced; poorly proportioned; full of idiosyncrasies. J. S. Mill.
Loquacious Lo·qua"cious adjective
[ Latin loquax
, talkative, from loqui
to speak; confer Greek ... to rattle, shriek, shout.] 1. Given to continual talking; talkative; garrulous.
Loquacious , brawling, ever in the wrong. Dryden. 2. Speaking; expressive.
[ R.] J. Philips. 3. Apt to blab and disclose secrets. Syn.
-- Garrulous; talkative. See Garrulous
Loquaciously Lo·qua"cious·ly adverb In a loquacious manner.
Loquaciousness Lo·qua"cious·ness noun Loquacity.
Loquacity Lo·quac"i·ty noun
[ Latin loquacitas
: confer French loquacité
.] The habit or practice of talking continually or excessively; inclination to talk too much; talkativeness; garrulity.
Too great loquacity and too great taciturnity by fits. Arbuthnot.
Loquat Lo"quat noun [ Chinese name.] (Botany) The fruit of the Japanese medlar ( Photinia Japonica ). It is as large as a small plum, but grows in clusters, and contains four or five large seeds. Also, the tree itself.
Loral Lo"ral noun (Zoology) Of or pertaining to the lores.
Lorate Lo"rate adjective [ Latin loratus , from lorum thong.] (Botany) Having the form of a thong or strap; ligulate.
Lorcha Lor"cha noun [ Portuguese ] (Nautical) A kind of light vessel used on the coast of China, having the hull built on a European model, and the rigging like that of a Chinese junk. Admiral Foote.
Lord Lord noun [ Confer Greek ... bent so as to be convex in front.] A hump-backed person; -- so called sportively. [ Eng.] Richardson (Dict.).
Lord Lord noun
[ Middle English lord
, Anglo-Saxon hlāford
, for hlāfweard
, i. e., bread keeper; hlāf
bread, loaf + weardian
to look after, to take care of, to ward. See Loaf
, and Ward
to guard, and confer Laird
.] 1. One who has power and authority; a master; a ruler; a governor; a prince; a proprietor, as of a manor.
But now I was the lord Shak.
Of this fair mansion.
Man over men Milton. 2. A titled nobleman., whether a peer of the realm or not; a bishop, as a member of the House of Lords; by courtesy; the son of a duke or marquis, or the eldest son of an earl; in a restricted sense, a baron, as opposed to noblemen of higher rank.
He made not lord .
[ Eng.] 3. A title bestowed on the persons above named; and also, for honor, on certain official persons; as, lord advocate, lord chamberlain, lord chancellor, lord chief justice, etc.
[ Eng.] 4. A husband.
being old also." Gen. xviii. 12.
Thou worthy lord Shak. 5. (Feudal Law) One of whom a fee or estate is held; the male owner of feudal land; as, the lord of the soil; the lord of the manor. 6. The Supreme Being; Jehovah.
Of that unworthy wife that greeteth thee.
» When Lord
, in the Old Testament, is printed in small capitals, it is usually equivalent to Jehovah
, and might, with more propriety, be so rendered. 7. The Savior; Jesus Christ. House of Lords
, one of the constituent parts of the British Parliament, consisting of the lords spiritual and temporal.
-- Lord high chancellor
, Lord high constable
, etc. See Chancellor , Constable , etc.
-- Lord justice clerk
, the second in rank of the two highest judges of the Supreme Court of Scotland.
-- Lord justice general
, or Lord president
, the highest in rank of the judges of the Supreme Court of Scotland.
-- Lord keeper
, an ancient officer of the English crown, who had the custody of the king's great seal, with authority to affix it to public documents. The office is now merged in that of the chancellor.
-- Lord lieutenant
, a representative of British royalty: the lord lieutenant of Ireland being the representative of royalty there, and exercising supreme administrative authority; the lord lieutenant of a county being a deputy to manage its military concerns, and also to nominate to the chancellor the justices of the peace for that county.
-- Lord of misrule
, the master of the revels at Christmas in a nobleman's or other great house. Eng. Cyc.
-- Lords spiritual
, the archbishops and bishops who have seats in the House of Lords.
-- Lords temporal
, the peers of England; also, sixteen representative peers of Scotland, and twenty-eight representatives of the Irish peerage.
-- Our lord
, Jesus Christ; the Savior.
-- The Lord's Day
, Sunday; the Christian Sabbath, on which the Lord Jesus rose from the dead.
-- The Lord's Prayer
, the prayer which Jesus taught his disciples. Matt. vi. 9-13.
-- The Lord's Supper
. (a) The paschal supper partaken of by Jesus the night before his crucifixion
. (b) The sacrament of the eucharist; the holy communion.
-- The Lord's Table
. (a) The altar or table from which the sacrament is dispensed
. (b) The sacrament itself.
Lord Lord transitive verb 1. To invest with the dignity, power, and privileges of a lord. [ R.] Shak. 2. To rule or preside over as a lord. [ R.]
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