Webster's Dictionary, 1913
1. The practice of, or devotion to, religion. 2. Affectation or pretense of religion.
Religionist noun One earnestly devoted or attached to a religion; a religious zealot.
The chief actors on one side were, and were to be, the Puritan religionists . Palfrey.
It might be that an Antinomian, a Quaker, or other heterodo... religionists , was to be scourged out of the town. Hawthorne.
Religionize transitive verb To bring under the influence of religion. [ R.] Mallock.
Religionless adjective Destitute of religion.
Religiosity noun [ Latin religiositas : confer French religiosit... .] The quality of being religious; religious feeling or sentiment; religiousness. [ R.] M. Arnold.
[ Old French religius
, French religieux
, from Latin religiosus
. See Religion
.] 1. Of or pertaining to religion; concerned with religion; teaching, or setting forth, religion; set apart to religion; as, a religious society; a religious sect; a religious place; religious subjects, books, teachers, houses, wars.
Our law forbids at their religious rites Milton. 2. Possessing, or conforming to, religion; pious; godly; as, a religious man, life, behavior, etc.
Men whose lives Mlton 3. Scrupulously faithful or exact; strict.
Religious titled them the sons of God.
Thus, Indianlike, Shak. 4. Belonging to a religious order; bound by vows.
Religious in my error, I adore
The sun, that looks upon his worshiper.
One of them is religious . Chaucer. Syn.
-- Pious; godly; holy; devout; devotional; conscientious; strict; rogod; exact.
Religious noun A person bound by monastic vows, or sequestered from secular concern, and devoted to a life of piety and religion; a monk or friar; a nun. Addison.
Religiously adverb In a religious manner. Drayton.
Religiousness noun The quality of being religious.
Relik noun Relic. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
[ Latin relinquens
, present participle of relinqquere
. See Relinquish
Relinquent noun One who relinquishes. [ R.]
Relinquish transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Relinquished
(-kw?sht); present participle & verbal noun Relinquishing
.] [ Old French relinquir
, Latin relinquere
to leave behind; prefix re-
re + linquere
to leave. See Loan
, and confer Relic
.] 1. To withdraw from; to leave behind; to desist from; to abandon; to quit; as, to relinquish a pursuit.
We ought to relinquish such rites. Hooker.
They placed Irish tenants upon the lands relinquished by the English. Sir J. Davies. 2. To give up; to renounce a claim to; resign; as, to relinquish a debt. Syn.
-- To resign; leave; quit; forsake; abandon; desert; renounce; forb...ar; forego. See Resign
Relinquisher noun One who relinquishes.
Relinquishment (-m e nt) noun The act of relinquishing.
; plural -ries
(-rĭz). [ Late Latin reliquiarium
: confer French reliquaire
. See Relic
.] A depositary, often a small box or casket, in which relics are kept.
[ French] See Relic . Chaucer.
Reliquian adjective Of or pertaining to a relic or relics; of the nature of a relic. [ R.]
Reliquidate transitive verb To liquidate anew; to adjust a second time.
Reliquidation noun A second or renewed liquidation; a renewed adjustment. A. Hamilton.
Reliquiæ noun plural
[ Latin See Relic
.] 1. Remains of the dead; organic remains; relics. 2. (Botany) Same as Induviæ .
Relish transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Relished
(-...sht); present participle & verbal noun Relishing
.] [ Of. relechier
to lick or taste anew; prefix re-
to lick, French l...cher
. See Lecher
.] 1. To taste or eat with pleasure; to like the flavor of; to partake of with gratification; hence, to enjoy; to be pleased with or gratified by; to experience pleasure from; as, to relish food.
Now I begin to relish thy advice. Shak.
He knows how to prize his advantages, and to relish the honors which he enjoys. Atterbury. 2. To give a relish to; to cause to taste agreeably.
A savory bit that served to relish wine. Dryden.
Relish intransitive verb To have a pleasing or appetizing taste; to give gratification; to have a flavor.
Had I been the finder-out of this secret, it would not have relished among my other discredits. Shak.
A theory, which, how much soever it may relish of wit and invention, hath no foundation in nature. Woodward.
Relish noun 1. A pleasing taste; flavor that gratifies the palate; hence, enjoyable quality; power of pleasing.
Much pleasure we have lost while we abstained Milton.
From this delightful fruit, nor known till now
True relish , tasting.
When liberty is gone, Addison. 2. Savor; quality; characteristic tinge.
Life grows insipid, and has lost its relish .
It preserve some relish of old writing. Pope. 3. A taste for; liking; appetite; fondness.
A relish for whatever was excelent in arts. Macaulay.
I have a relish for moderate praise, because it bids fair to be j...dicious. Cowper. 4. That which is used to impart a flavor; specifically, something taken with food to render it more palatable or to stimulate the appetite; a condiment. Syn.
-- Taste; savor; flavor; appetite; zest; gusto; liking; delight.
Relish noun (Carp.) The projection or shoulder at the side of, or around, a tenon, on a tenoned piece. Knight.
Relishable adjective Capable of being relished; agreeable to the taste; gratifying.
Relive intransitive verb To live again; to revive.
Relive transitive verb To recall to life; to revive. [ Obsolete]
Reload transitive verb To load again, as a gun.
Reloan noun A second lending of the same thing; a renewal of a loan.
Relocate transitive verb To locate again.
1. A second location. 2. (Roman & Scots Law) Renewal of a lease.
Relodge transitive verb To lodge again.
Relove transitive verb To love in return. [ Obsolete] Boyle.
[ Latin relucens
, present participle relucere
. See Lucent
.] Reflecting light; shining; glittering; glistening; bright; luminous; splendid.
Gorgeous banners to the sun expand Glover.
Their streaming volumes of relucent gold.
Reluct intransitive verb
[ Latin reluctari
, past participle reluctatus
, to struggle; prefix re-
re- + luctari
to struggle, from lucia
a wresting.] To strive or struggle against anything; to make resistance; to draw back; to feel or show repugnance or reluctance.
Apt to reluct at the excesses of it [ passion]. Walton.
[ See Reluctant
.] The state or quality of being reluctant; repugnance; aversion of mind; unwillingness; -- often followed by an infinitive, or by to and a noun, formerly sometimes by against .
"Tempering the severity of his looks with a reluctance
to the action." Dryden.
He had some reluctance to obey the summons. Sir W. Scott.
Bear witness, Heaven, with what reluctancy Dryden. Syn.
Her helpless innocence I doom to die.
Reluctance noun (Electricity) Magnetic resistance, being equal to the ratio of magnetomotive force to magnetic flux.
[ Latin reluctans
, present participle of reluctari
. See Reluct
.] 1. Striving against; opposed in desire; unwilling; disinclined; loth.
Reluctant , but in vain. Milton.
Reluctant now I touched the trembling string. Tickell. 2. Proceeding from an unwilling mind; granted with reluctance; as, reluctant obedience. Mitford. Syn.
-- Averse; unwilling; loth; disinclined; repugnant; backward; coy. See Averse
Reluctantly adverb In a reluctant manner.
Reluctate intransitive verb
[ See Reluct
.] To struggle against anything; to resist; to oppose.
[ Obsolete] "To delude their reluctating
consciences." Dr. H. More.
Reluctation noun Repugnance; resistance; reluctance. [ Obsolete] Bacon.
Reluctivity noun (Electricity) Specific reluctance.
Relume transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Relumed
(-l?md"); present participle & verbal noun Reluming
.] [ Old French relumer
(cf. French rallumer
), Latin reluminare
; prefix re-
re- + luminare
to light. Confer Reillume
.] To rekindle; to light again.
Relumed her ancient light, not kindled new. Pope.
I know not where is that Promethean heat Shak.
That can thy light relume .
Relumine transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Relumined
(-m?nd); present participle & verbal noun Relumining
.] [ See Relume
.] 1. To light anew; to rekindle. Shak. 2. To illuminate again.
Rely intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Relied
(-l?d"); present participle & verbal noun Relying
.] [ Prefix re-
to rest.] To rest with confidence, as when fully satisfied of the veracity, integrity, or ability of persons, or of the certainty of facts or of evidence; to have confidence; to trust; to depend; -- with on , formerly also with in .
Go in thy native innocence; rely Milton.
On what thou hast of virtue.
On some fond breast the parting soul relies . Gray. Syn.
-- To trust; depend; confide; repose.
(r?-m?d"), imperfect & past participle of Remake .
Remain intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Remained
(-m?nd"); present participle & verbal noun Remaining
.] [ Old French remaindre
, Latin remanere
; prefix re-
re- + manere
to stay, remain. See Mansion
, and confer Remainder
.] 1. To stay behind while others withdraw; to be left after others have been removed or destroyed; to be left after a number or quantity has been subtracted or cut off; to be left as not included or comprised.
Gather up the fragments that remain . John vi. 12.
Of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. 1 Cor. xv. 6.
That . . . remains to be proved. Locke. 2. To continue unchanged in place, form, or condition, or undiminished in quantity; to abide; to stay; to endure; to last.
Remain a widow at thy father's house. Gen. xxxviii. 11.
Childless thou art; childless remain . Milton. Syn.
-- To continue; stay; wait; tarry; rest; sojourn; dwell; abide; last; endure.
Remain transitive verb To await; to be left to.
The easier conquest now remains thee. Milton.
Remain noun 1. State of remaining; stay.
Which often, since my here remain in England, Shak. 2. That which is left; relic; remainder; -- chiefly in the plural.
I 've seen him do.
of old Rome." Addison.
When this remain of horror has entirely subsided. Burke. 3.
Specif., in the plural: (a) That which is left of a human being after the life is gone; relics; a dead body.
Old warriors whose adored remains Pope. (b) The posthumous works or productions, esp. literary works, of one who is dead; as, Cecil's Remains
In weeping vaults her hallowed earth contains!