Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Predestine transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Predestined
; present participle & verbal noun Predestining
.] [ Confer French prédestiner
. See Predestinate
.] To decree beforehand; to foreordain; to predestinate. Young.
Predestiny noun Predestination. [ Obsolete]
Predeterminable adjective Capable of being determined beforehand. Coleridge.
Predeterminate adjective Determined beforehand; as, the predeterminate counsel of God.
Predetermination noun [ Confer French prédétermination .] The act of previous determination; a purpose formed beforehand; as, the predetermination of God's will. Hammond.
Predetermine transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Predetermined
; present participle & verbal noun Predermining
.] [ Prefix pre-
: confer French prédéterminer
.] 1. To determine (something) beforehand. Sir M. Hale. 2. To doom by previous decree; to foredoom.
Predetermine intransitive verb To determine beforehand.
Predial adjective [ Latin praedium a farm, estate: confer French prédial .]
1. Consisting of land or farms; landed; as, predial estate; that is, real estate. Ayliffe. 2. Attached to land or farms; as, predial slaves. 3. Issuing or derived from land; as, predial tithes.
Prediastolic adjective (Physiol.) Preceding the diastole of the heart; as, a prediastolic friction sound.
Predicability noun The quality or state of being predicable, or affirmable of something, or attributed to something. Reid.
[ Confer French prédicable
, Latin praedicabilis
praiseworthy. See Predicate
.] Capable of being predicated or affirmed of something; affirmable; attributable.
1. Anything affirmable of another; especially, a general attribute or notion as affirmable of, or applicable to, many individuals. 2. (Logic) One of the five most general relations of attributes involved in logical arrangements, namely, genus, species, difference, property, and accident.
[ Confer French prédicament
, Latin praedicamentum
. See Predicate
.] 1. A class or kind described by any definite marks; hence, condition; particular situation or state; especially, an unfortunate or trying position or condition.
"O woeful sympathy; piteous predicament
!" Shak. 2. (Logic) See Category . Syn.
-- Category; condition; state; plight.
Predicamental adjective Of or pertaining to a predicament. John Hall (1646).
[ Latin praedicans
, present participle of praedicare
. See Predicate
.] Predicating; affirming; declaring; proclaiming; hence; preaching.
"The Roman predicant
orders." N. Brit. Rev.
Predicant noun One who predicates, affirms, or proclaims; specifically, a preaching friar; a Dominican.
Predicate transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Predicated
; present participle & verbal noun Predicating
.] [ Latin praedicatus
, past participle of praedicare
to cry in public, to proclaim. See Preach
.] 1. To assert to belong to something; to affirm (one thing of another); as, to predicate whiteness of snow. 2. To found; to base.
[ U.S.] » Predicate
is sometimes used in the United States for found
; as, to predicate
an argument on
certain principles; to predicate
a statement on
information received. Predicate
is a term in logic, and used only in a single case, namely, when we affirm one thing of
another. "Similitude is not predicated
of essences or substances, but of figures and qualities only." Cudworth.
Predicate intransitive verb To affirm something of another thing; to make an affirmation. Sir M. Hale.
[ Latin praedicatum
, neut. of praedicatus
, past participle praedicare
: confer French prédicat
. See Predicate
, transitive verb
] 1. (Logic) That which is affirmed or denied of the subject. In these propositions, " Paper is white ," " Ink is not white ," whiteness is the predicate affirmed of paper and denied of ink. 2. (Gram.) The word or words in a proposition which express what is affirmed of the subject. Syn.
-- Affirmation; declaration.
Predicate adjective [ Latin praedicatus , past participle ] Predicated.
Predication noun [ Latin praedicatio : confer French prédication .]
1. The act of predicating, or of affirming one thing of another; affirmation; assertion. Locke. 2. Preaching. [ Obsolete or Scot.] Chaucer.
Predicative adjective [ Latin praedicativus .] Expressing affirmation or predication; affirming; predicating, as, a predicative term. -- Pred"i*ca*tive*ly , adverb
Predicatory adjective [ Confer Latin praedicatorius praising.] Affirmative; positive. Bp. Hall.
Predicrotic adjective (Physiol.) A term applied to the pulse wave sometimes seen in a pulse curve or sphygmogram, between the apex of the curve and the dicrotic wave.
The predicrotic or tidal wave is best marked in a hard pulse, i. e. , where the blood pressure is high. Landois & Stirling.
Predict transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Predicted
; present participle & verbal noun Predicting
.] [ Latin praedictus
, past participle of praedicere
to predict; prae
before + dicere
to say, tell. See Diction
, and confer Preach
.] To tell or declare beforehand; to foretell; to prophesy; to presage; as, to predict misfortune; to predict the return of a comet. Syn.
-- To foretell; prophesy; prognosticate; presage; forebode; foreshow; bode.
Predict noun A prediction. [ Obsolete] Shak.
Predictable adjective That may be predicted.
[ Latin praedictio
: confer French prédiction
.] The act of foretelling; also, that which is foretold; prophecy.
The predictions of cold and long winters. Bacon. Syn.
-- Prophecy; prognostication; foreboding; augury; divination; soothsaying; vaticination.
Predictional adjective Prophetic; prognostic. [ R.]
Predictive adjective [ Latin praedictivus .] Foretelling; prophetic; foreboding. - - Pre*dict"ive*ly , adverb
Predictor noun One who predicts; a foreteller.
Predictory adjective Predictive. [ R.] Fuller.
Predigest transitive verb (Medicine) To subject (food) to predigestion or artificial digestion.
1. Digestion too soon performed; hasty digestion. [ Obsolete] Bacon. 2. (Medicine) Artificial digestion of food for use in illness or impaired digestion.
Predilect transitive verb To elect or choose beforehand. [ R.] Walter Harte.
[ Prefix pre-
+ Latin dilectus
, past participle diligere
to prefer: confer French prédilection
. See Diligent
.] A previous liking; a prepossession of mind in favor of something; predisposition to choose or like; partiality. Burke.
Prediscover transitive verb To discover beforehand.
Prediscovery noun A previous discovery.
Predisponency noun The state of being predisposed; predisposition. [ R.]
Predisponent adjective Disposing beforehand; predisposing.
-- noun That which predisposes. Predisponent causes
. (Medicine) See Predisposing causes , under Predispose . Dunglison.
Predispose transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Predisposed
; present participle & verbal noun Predisposing
.] [ Prefix pre-
: confer French prédisposer
.] 1. To dispose or incline beforehand; to give a predisposition or bias to; as, to predispose the mind to friendship. 2. To make fit or susceptible beforehand; to give a tendency to; as, debility predisposes the body to disease. Predisposing causes (Medicine)
, causes which render the body liable to disease; predisponent causes.
Predisposition noun [ Prefix pre- + disposition : confer French prédisposition .]
1. The act of predisposing, or the state of being predisposed; previous inclination, tendency, or propensity; predilection; -- applied to the mind; as, a predisposition to anger. 2. Previous fitness or adaptation to any change, impression, or purpose; susceptibility; -- applied to material things; as, the predisposition of the body to disease.
[ Confer French prédominance
.] 1. The quality or state of being predominant; superiority; ascendency; prevalence; predomination.
The predominance of conscience over interest. South. 2. (Astrol.) The superior influence of a planet. Shak.
Predominancy noun Predominance. Bacon.
[ Confer French prédominant
. See Predominante
.] Having the ascendency over others; superior in strength, influence, or authority; prevailing; as, a predominant color; predominant excellence.
Those help . . . were predominant in the king's mind. Bacon.
Foul subordination is predominant . Shak. Syn.
-- Prevalent; superior; prevailing; ascendant; ruling; reigning; controlling; overruling.
Predominantly adverb In a predominant manner.
Predominate intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Predominated
; present participle & verbal noun Predominating
.] [ Prefix pre-
: confer French prédominer
.] To be superior in number, strength, influence, or authority; to have controlling power or influence; to prevail; to rule; to have the mastery; as, love predominated in her heart.
[ Certain] rays may predominate over the rest. Sir. I. Newton.
Predominate transitive verb To rule over; to overpower. [ R.]
Predomination noun [ Confer French prédomination .] The act or state of predominating; ascendency; predominance. W. Browne.
Predoom transitive verb To foredoom.