Webster's Dictionary, 1913
[ Confer Claymore
.] A sword.
[ Obsolete] Beau. & Fl.
Morgue noun [ French] A place where the bodies of persons found dead are exposed, that they may be identified, or claimed by their friends; a deadhouse.
Moria noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... folly.] Idiocy; imbecility; fatuity; foolishness.
Morian noun (Ethnol.) A Moor.
In vain the Turks and Morians armed be. Fairfax.
[ Latin moribundus
, from moriri
to die. See Mortal
.] In a dying state; dying; at the point of death.
The patient was comatose and moribund . Copland.
Moribund noun A dying person. [ R.]
Moric adjective Pertaining to, or derived from, fustic (see Morin ); as, moric acid.
[ Latin morigeratus
, past participle of morigerari
to comply with. See Morigerous
Morigeration noun [ Latin morigeratio .] Obsequiousness; obedience. [ Obsolete] Evelyn.
Morigerous adjective [ Latin morigerus ; mos , moris , custom, manner + gerere to bear, conduct.] Obedient; obsequious. [ Obsolete] Brathwait.
[ French morille
; confer Old High German morhila
, German morchel
, Old High German morha
carrot. See More
a root.] (Botany) An edible fungus. Same as 1st Morel .
Morin noun (Chemistry) A yellow crystalline substance of acid properties extracted from fustic ( Maclura tinctoria , formerly called Morus tinctoria ); - - called also moric acid .
Morinda noun (Botany) A genus of rubiaceous trees and shrubs, mostly East Indian, many species of which yield valuable red and yellow dyes. The wood is hard and beautiful, and used for gunstocks.
Morindin noun (Chemistry) A yellow dyestuff extracted from the root bark of an East Indian plant ( Morinda citrifolia ).
Morinel noun [ Confer French morinelle .] (Zoology) The dotterel.
Moringa noun [ Malayam murunggi .] (Botany) A genus of trees of Southern India and Northern Africa. One species ( Moringa pterygosperma ) is the horse-radish tree, and its seeds, as well as those of M. aptera , are known in commerce as ben or ben nuts , and yield the oil called oil of ben .
Moringic adjective (Chemistry) Designating an organic acid obtained from oil of ben. See Moringa .
Morintannic adjective [ New Latin Morus fustic + English tannic .] (Chemistry) Pertaining to, or designating, a variety of tannic acid extracted from fustic ( Maclura, formerly Morus, tinctoria ) as a yellow crystalline substance; -- called also maclurin .
[ French morion
, Spanish morrion
; confer Spanish morra
the upper part of the head, morro
anything that is round.] A kind of open helmet, without visor or beaver, and somewhat resembling a hat.
A battered morion on his brow. Sir W. Scott.
Morion noun [ G.] (Min.) A dark variety of smoky quartz.
Morioplasty noun [ Greek ... piece (dim. of ... a part + -plasty .] (Surg.) The restoration of lost parts of the body.
[ Spanish See Morris
the dance.] Moresque.
Morisco noun [ Spanish morisco Moorish.] A thing of Moorish origin; as: (a) The Moorish language. (b) A Moorish dance, now called morris dance . Marston . (c) One who dances the Moorish dance. Shak . (d) Moresque decoration or architecture.
Morkin noun [ Akin to Swedish murken putrefied, Icelandic morkinn putrid.] A beast that has died of disease or by mischance. [ Obsolete] Bp. Hall.
Morland noun Moorland. [ Obsolete]
Morling noun [ Confer French mort dead, Latin mortuus , from moriri to die.] Mortling. [ Eng.] Ainsworth.
Mormal noun [ French mort-mai a deadly evil. Nares .] A bad sore; a gangrene; a cancer. [ Obsolete] [ Written also morrimal and mortmal .] Chaucer.
Mormo noun [ Greek mormw` a hideous she-monster, a bugbear.] A bugbear; false terror. [ Obsolete] Jonhson.
Mormon noun [ New Latin , from Greek mormw`n monster, bugbear.] (Zoology) (a) A genus of sea birds, having a large, thick bill; the puffin. (b) The mandrill.
Mormon noun (Eccl.) One of a sect in the United States, followers of Joseph Smith, who professed to have found an addition to the Bible, engraved on golden plates, called the Book of Mormon , first published in 1830. The Mormons believe in polygamy, and their hierarchy of apostles, etc., has control of civil and religious matters. » The Mormons call their religious organization The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Its head claims to receive revelations of God's will, and to have certain supernatural powers.
Mormon adjective Of or pertaining to the Mormons; as, the Mormon religion; Mormon practices.
Mormon noun (Eccl.) A member of a sect, called the Reorganized Church of Jesus of Latterday Saints, which has always rejected polygamy. It was organized in 1852, and is represented in about forty States and Territories of the United States.
Mormondom noun The country inhabited by the Mormons; the Mormon people.
Mormonism noun The doctrine, system, and practices of the Mormons.
Mormonite noun A Mormon. -- adjective Mormon. " Mormonite religion." F. W. Newman.
[ Middle English morwen
, Anglo-Saxon morgen
; akin to Dutch morgen
, Old Saxon morgan
, German morgen
, Icelandic morginn
, Swedish morgon
, Danish morgen
, Goth. maúrgins
. Confer Morrow
.] The first part of the day; the morning; -- used chiefly in poetry.
From morn Milton.
To noon he fell, from noon to dewy eve.
Morne (môr"n e ) adjective Of or pertaining to the morn; morning. [ Obsolete] "White as morne milk." Chaucer.
[ French, from morne
sad, sorrowful. See Mourn
.] A ring fitted upon the head of a lance to prevent wounding an adversary in tilting.
Morné (môr`na") adjective [ French, from morne a morne.] (Her.) Without teeth, tongue, or claws; -- said of a lion represented heraldically.
[ Middle English morning
. See Morn
.] 1. The first or early part of the day, variously understood as the earliest hours of light, the time near sunrise; the time from midnight to noon, from rising to noon, etc. 2. The first or early part; as, the morning of life. 3. The goddess Aurora.
[ Poetic] Shak.
Morning adjective Pertaining to the first part or early part of the day; being in the early part of the day; as, morning dew; morning light; morning service.
She looks as clear Shak. Morning gown
As morning roses newly washed with dew.
, a gown worn in the morning before one is dressed for the day.
-- Morning gun
, a gun fired at the first stroke of reveille at military posts.
-- Morning sickness (Medicine)
, nausea and vomiting, usually occurring in the morning; -- a common sign of pregnancy.
-- Morning star
. (a) Any one of the planets (Venus, Jupiter, Mars, or Saturn) when it precedes the sun in rising, esp. Venus. Confer Evening star , Evening . (b) Satan. See Lucifer .
Since he miscalled the morning star , Byron. (c) A weapon consisting of a heavy ball set with spikes, either attached to a staff or suspended from one by a chain.
Nor man nor fiend hath fallen so far.
-- Morning watch (Nautical)
, the watch between four A. M. and eight A. M. .
Morning-glory noun (Botany) A climbing plant ( Ipomœa purpurea ) having handsome, funnel-shaped flowers, usually red, pink, purple, white, or variegated, sometimes pale blue. See Dextrorsal .
Morningtide noun Morning time. [ Poetic]
Mornward adverb Towards the morn.
And mornward now the starry hands move on. Lowell.
Moro noun [ Confer Italian mora mulberry, Latin morum .] (Medicine) A small abscess or tumor having a resemblance to a mulberry. Dunglison.
Moroccan adjective Of or pertaining to Morocco, or its inhabitants.
[ Named from Morocco
, the country. Confer Morris
the dance.] A fine kind of leather, prepared commonly from goatskin (though an inferior kind is made of sheepskin), and tanned with sumac and dyed of various colors; -- said to have been first made by the Moors.
Morology noun [ Greek mwrologi`a foolish talk, mw^ros foolish + lo`gos discourse.] Foolish talk; nonsense; folly. [ Obsolete]