Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Monteth, Monteith noun A vessel in which glasses are washed; -- so called from the name of the inventor.
New things produce new words, and thus Monteth King.
Has by one vessel saved his name from death.
Montgolfier noun A balloon which ascends by the buoyancy of air heated by a fire; a fire balloon; -- so called from two brothers, Stephen and Joseph Montgolfier , of France, who first constructed and sent up a fire balloon.
[ Middle English month
, Anglo-Saxon mōnð
; akin to mōna
moon, and to Dutch maand
month, German monat
, Old High German mānōd
, Icelandic mānuðr
, Goth. mēnōþs
. √272. See Moon
.] One of the twelve portions into which the year is divided; the twelfth part of a year, corresponding nearly to the length of a synodic revolution of the moon, -- whence the name. In popular use, a period of four weeks is often called a month .
» In the common law, a month
is a lunar month, or twenty-eight days, unless otherwise expressed. Blackstone.
In the United States the rule of the common law is generally changed, and a month
is declared to mean a calendar month. Cooley's Blackstone. A month mind
. (a) A strong or abnormal desire
. [ Obsolete] Shak. (b) A celebration made in remembrance of a deceased person a month after death. Strype.
-- Calendar months
, the months as adjusted in the common or Gregorian calendar; April, June, September, and November, containing 30 days, and the rest 31, except February, which, in common years, has 28, and in leap years 29.
-- Lunar month
, the period of one revolution of the moon, particularly a synodical revolution; but several kinds are distinguished, as the synodical month , or period from one new moon to the next, in mean length 29 d. 12 h. 44 m. 2.87 s.; the nodical month , or time of revolution from one node to the same again, in length 27 d. 5 h. 5 m. 36 s.; the sidereal , or time of revolution from a star to the same again, equal to 27 d. 7 h. 43 m. 11.5 s.; the anomalistic , or time of revolution from perigee to perigee again, in length 27 d. 13 h. 18 m. 37.4 s.; and the tropical , or time of passing from any point of the ecliptic to the same again, equal to 27 d. 7 h. 43 m. 4.7 s.
-- Solar month
, the time in which the sun passes through one sign of the zodiac, in mean length 30 d. 10 h. 29 m. 4.1 s.
Monthling noun That which is a month old, or which lives for a month. [ R.] Wordsworth.
Monthly adjective Monthly nurse , a nurse who serves for a month or some short time, esp. one which attends women after childbirth.
1. Continued a month, or a performed in a month; as, the monthly revolution of the moon. 2. Done, happening, payable, published, etc., once a month, or every month; as, a monthly visit; monthly charges; a monthly installment; a monthly magazine.
; plural Monthlies A publication which appears regularly once a month.
1. Once a month; in every month; as, the moon changes monthly . Shak. 2. As if under the influence of the moon; in the manner of a lunatic. [ Obsolete] Middleton.
[ Latin monticulus
, dim. of mons
, mountain: confer French monticule
. See Mount
] A little mount; a hillock; a small elevation or prominence.
[ Written also monticule
Monticulate adjective Furnished with monticles or little elevations.
Monticulous adjective Monticulate.
Montiform adjective [ Latin mons , montis , mountain + -form .] Resembling a mountain in form.
Montigenous adjective [ Latin montigena ; mons , montis , mountain + the root of gignere to beget.] Produced on a mountain.
[ French, from monter
to mount. See Montant
.] A stone used in mounting a horse; a horse block.
Monton noun [ Spanish ] (Mining) A heap of ore; a mass undergoing the process of amalgamation.
Montre noun [ French, show, show case, organ case.]
1. (Organ Building) A stop, usually the open diapason, having its pipes "shown" as part of the organ case, or otherwise specially mounted. 2. A hole in the wall of a pottery kiln, by which the state of the pieces within can be judged.
Montross noun See Matross .
[ French, from monter
to mount. See Montoir
.] That on which anything is mounted; a setting; hence, a saddle horse.
[ Obsolete] Spenser.
[ French, from Latin monumentum
, from monere
to remind, admonish. See Monition
, and confer Moniment
.] 1. Something which stands, or remains, to keep in remembrance what is past; a memorial.
Of ancient British art Philips.
A pleasing monument .
Our bruised arms hung up for monuments . Shak. 2. A building, pillar, stone, or the like, erected to preserve the remembrance of a person, event, action, etc.; as, the Washington monument ; the Bunker Hill monument . Also, a tomb, with memorial inscriptions.
On your family's old monument Shak. 3. A stone or other permanent object, serving to indicate a limit or to mark a boundary. 4. A saying, deed, or example, worthy of record.
Hang mournful epitaphs, and do all rites
That appertain unto a burial.
Acts and Monuments of these latter and perilous days. Foxe. Syn.
-- Memorial; remembrance; tomb; cenotaph.
[ Latin monumentalis
: confer French monumental
.] 1. Of, pertaining to, or suitable for, a monument; as, a monumental inscription. 2. Serving as a monument; memorial; preserving memory.
"Of pine, or monumental
A work outlasting monumental brass. Pope.
1. By way of memorial. 2. By means of monuments.
Monureid noun [ Mon- + ureid .] (Chemistry) Any one of a series of complex nitrogenous substances regarded as derived from one molecule of urea; as, alloxan is a monureid . [ Written also monureide .]
, adverb , & noun See Mo .
[ Obsolete] Chaucer.
(mō) intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Mooed
; present participle & verbal noun Mooing
.] [ Of imitative origin.] To make the noise of a cow; to low; -- a child's word.
Moo noun The lowing of a cow.
[ The same word as mode
, perhaps influenced by mood
temper. See Mode
.] 1. Manner; style; mode; logical form; musical style; manner of action or being. See Mode which is the preferable form). 2. (Gram.) Manner of conceiving and expressing action or being, as positive, possible, hypothetical, etc., without regard to other accidents, such as time, person, number, etc.; as, the indicative mood ; the infinitive mood ; the subjunctive mood . Same as Mode .
[ Middle English mood
, Anglo-Saxon mōd
mind, feeling, heart, courage; akin to Old Saxon & OFries. mōd
, Dutch moed
, Old High German muot
, German muth
, courage, Dan. & Swedish mod
, Icelandic mōðr
wrath, Goth. mōds
.] Temper of mind; temporary state of the mind in regard to passion or feeling; humor; as, a melancholy mood ; a suppliant mood .
Till at the last aslaked was his mood . Chaucer.
Fortune is merry, Shak.
And in this mood will give us anything.
The desperate recklessness of her mood . Hawthorne.
Mooder noun Mother. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Moodily (mōd"ĭ*lȳ) adverb In a moody manner.
Moodiness noun The quality or state of being moody; specifically, liability to strange or violent moods.
Moodir noun [ Arabic mudīr .] The governor of a province in Egypt, etc. [ Written also mudir .]
Moodish adjective Moody. [ Obsolete]
Moodishly adverb Moodily. [ Obsolete]
[ Compar. Moodier
; superl. Moodiest
.] [ Anglo-Saxon mōdig
courageous.] 1. Subject to varying moods, especially to states of mind which are unamiable or depressed. 2. Hence: Out of humor; peevish; angry; fretful; also, abstracted and pensive; sad; gloomy; melancholy.
"Every peevish, moody
Arouse thee from thy moody dream! Sir W. Scott. Syn.
-- Gloomy; pensive; sad; fretful; capricious.
Moolah, Moollah noun See Mollah .
[ Middle English mone
, Anglo-Saxon mōna
; akin to Dutch maan
, Old Saxon & Old High German māno
, German mond
, Icelandic māni
, Danish maane
, Swedish måne
, Goth. mēna
, Lithuanian menů
, Latin mensis
month, Greek mh`nh
month, Sanskrit mās
moon, month; probably from a root meaning to measure (cf. Sanskrit mā
to measure), from its serving to measure the time. √271. Confer Mete
to measure, Menses
.] 1. The celestial orb which revolves round the earth; the satellite of the earth; a secondary planet, whose light, borrowed from the sun, is reflected to the earth, and serves to dispel the darkness of night. The diameter of the moon is 2,160 miles, its mean distance from the earth is 240,000 miles, and its mass is one eightieth that of the earth. See Lunar month , under Month .
The crescent moon , the diadem of night. Cowper. 2. A secondary planet, or satellite, revolving about any member of the solar system; as, the moons of Jupiter or Saturn. 3. The time occupied by the moon in making one revolution in her orbit; a month. Shak. 4. (Fort.) A crescentlike outwork. See Half-moon . Moon blindness
. (a) (Far.) A kind of ophthalmia liable to recur at intervals of three or four weeks
. (b) (Medicine) Hemeralopia.
-- Moon dial
, a dial used to indicate time by moonlight.
-- Moon face
, a round face like a full moon.
-- Moon madness
[ Poetic] -- Moon month
, a lunar month.
-- Moon trefoil (Botany)
, a shrubby species of medic ( Medicago arborea ). See Medic .
-- Moon year
, a lunar year, consisting of lunar months, being sometimes twelve and sometimes thirteen.
Moon transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Mooned
; present participle & verbal noun Mooning
.] To expose to the rays of the moon.
If they have it to be exceeding white indeed, they seethe it yet once more, after it hath been thus sunned and mooned . Holland.
Moon intransitive verb To act if moonstruck; to wander or gaze about in an abstracted manner.
Elsley was mooning down the river by himself. C. Kingsley.
Moon-culminating adjective Culminating, or coming to the meredian, at or about the same time with the moon; -- said of a star or stars, esp. of certain stars selected beforehand, and named in an ephemeris (as the Nautical Almanac), as suitable to be observed in connection with the moon at culmination, for determining terrestrial longitude.
1. A eye affected by the moon; also, a disease in the eye of a horse. 2. (Zoology) (a) Any species of American fresh-water fishes of the genus Hyodon , esp. H. tergisus of the Great Lakes and adjacent waters. (b) The cisco.
Moon-eyed adjective Having eyes affected by the moon; moonblind; dim-eyed; purblind.
Moonbeam noun A ray of light from the moon.
Moonblind adjective Dim-sighted; purblind.
Moonblink noun A temporary blindness, or impairment of sight, said to be caused by sleeping in the moonlight; -- sometimes called nyctalopia .
1. A monster; a false conception; a mass of fleshy matter, generated in the uterus. 2. A dolt; a stupid fellow. Dryden.
Mooned adjective Of or resembling the moon; symbolized by the moon. "Sharpening in mooned horns." " Mooned Ashtaroth." Milton.
Mooner noun One who abstractedly wanders or gazes about, as if moonstruck. [ R.] Dickens.
Moonery noun Conduct of one who moons. [ R.]
Moonet noun A little moon. [ R.] Bp. Hall.