Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Re-sign transitive verb [ Prefix re- + sign .] To affix one's signature to, a second time; to sign again.
[ French résignation
. See Resign
.] 1. The act of resigning or giving up, as a claim, possession, office, or the like; surrender; as, the resignation of a crown or comission. 2. The state of being resigned or submissive; quiet or patient submission; unresisting acquiescence; as, resignation to the will and providence of God. Syn.
-- Patience; surrender; relinquisment; forsaking; abandonment; abdication; renunciation; submission; acquiescence; endurance. See Patience
Resigned adjective Submissive; yielding; not disposed to resist or murmur.
A firm, yet cautious mind; Pope.
Sincere, thought prudent; constant, yet resigned .
Resignedly adverb With submission.
Resignee noun One to whom anything is resigned, or in whose favor a resignation is made.
Resigner noun One who resigns.
Resignment (-m e nt) noun The act of resigning.
Resile intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Resiled
(-z?ld"); present participle & verbal noun Resiling
.] [ Latin resilire
to leap or spring back; prefix re-
re- + salire
to leap, spring. See Salient
.] To start back; to recoil; to recede from a purpose. J. Ellis.
Resilience (r?-z?l"?- e ns), Re*sil"i*en*cy (- e n-s?) noun
1. The act of resiling, springing back, or rebounding; as, the resilience of a ball or of sound. 2. (Mech. & Engyn.) The mechanical work required to strain an elastic body, as a deflected beam, stretched spring, etc., to the elastic limit; also, the work performed by the body in recovering from such strain.
Resilient (- e nt) adjective [ Latin resiliens , present participle] Leaping back; rebounding; recoiling.
Resilition noun Resilience. [ R.]
[ French résine
, Latin resina
; confer Greek "rhti`nh
.] Any one of a class of yellowish brown solid inflammable substances, of vegetable origin, which are nonconductors of electricity, have a vitreous fracture, and are soluble in ether, alcohol, and essential oils, but not in water; specif., pine resin (see Rosin ).
exude from trees in combination with essential oils, gums, etc., and in a liquid or semiliquid state. They are composed of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen, and are supposed to be formed by the oxidation of the essential oils. Copal, mastic, guaiacum, and colophony or pine resin, are some of them. When mixed with gum, they form the gum resins, like asafetida and gamboge; mixed with essential oils, they form balsams, or oleoresins. Highgate resin (Min.)
, a fossil resin resembling copal, occuring in blue clay at Highgate, near London.
-- Resin bush (Botany)
, a low composite shrub ( Euryops speciosissimus ) of South Africa, having smooth pinnately parted leaves and abounding in resin.
Resinaceous adjective Having the quality of resin; resinous.
Resinate noun (Chemistry) Any one of the salts the resinic acids.
Resinic adjective (Chemistry) Pertaining to, or obtained from, resin; as, the resinic acids.
Resiniferous adjective [ Resin + -ferous : confer French résinifère .] Yielding resin; as, a resiniferous tree or vessel.
Resiniform adjective [ Resin + -form : confer French résiniforme .] Having the form of resin.
Resino-electric adjective (Electricity) Containing or exhibiting resinous electricity.
Resinoid adjective Somewhat like resin.
[ Latin resinous
: confer French résineux
. See Resin
.] Of or pertaining to resin; of the nature of resin; resembling or obtained from resin. Resinous electricity (Electricity)
, electricity which is exited by rubbing bodies of the resinous kind. See Negative electricity , under Negative .
Resinously adverb By means, or in the manner, of resin.
Resinousness noun The quality of being resinous.
Resiny adjective Like resin; resinous.
Resipiscence noun [ Latin resipiscentia , from resipiscere to recover one's senses: confer French résipiscence .] Wisdom derived from severe experience; hence, repentance. [ R.] Bp. Montagu.
Resist transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Resisted
; present participle & verbal noun Resisting
.] [ French résister
, Latin resistere
, prefix re-
re- + sistere
to stand, cause to stand, v. causative of stare
to stand. See Stand
.] 1. To stand against; to withstand; to obstruct.
That mortal dint, Milton. 2. To strive against; to endeavor to counteract, defeat, or frustrate; to act in opposition to; to oppose.
Save He who reigns above, none can resist .
God resisteth the proud. James iv. 6.
Contrary to his high will Milton. 3. To counteract, as a force, by inertia or reaction. 4. To be distasteful to.
Whom we resist .
[ Obsolete] Shak. Syn.
-- To withstand; oppose; hinder; obstruct; counteract; check; thwart; baffle; disappoint.
Resist intransitive verb To make opposition. Shak.
Resist noun (Calico Printing) A substance used to prevent a color or mordant from fixing on those parts to which it has been applied, either by acting machanically in preventing the color, etc., from reaching the cloth, or chemically in changing the color so as to render it incapable of fixing itself in the fibers.. The pastes prepared for this purpose are called resist pastes . F. C. Calvert.
Resist noun (Technical) Something that resists or prevents a certain action; specif.: A substance applied to a surface, as of metal, to prevent the action on it of acid or other chemical agent.
[ French résistance
, Late Latin resistentia
, from resistens
, - entis
, present participle See Resist
.] 1. The act of resisting; opposition, passive or active.
When King Demetrius saw that . . . no resistance was made against him, he sent away all his forces. 1. Macc. xi. 38. 2. (Physics) The quality of not yielding to force or external pressure; that power of a body which acts in opposition to the impulse or pressure of another, or which prevents the effect of another power; as, the resistance of the air to a body passing through it; the resistance of a target to projectiles. 3. A means or method of resisting; that which resists.
Unfold to us some warlike resistance . Shak. 4. (Electricity) A certain hindrance or opposition to the passage of an electrical current or discharge offered by conducting bodies. It bears an inverse relation to the conductivity, -- good conductors having a small resistance, while poor conductors or insulators have a very high resistance. The unit of resistance is the ohm. Resistance box (Electricity)
, a rheostat consisting of a box or case containing a number of resistance coils of standard values so arranged that they can be combined in various ways to afford more or less resistance.
-- Resistance coil (Electricity)
, a coil of wire introduced into an electric circuit to increase the resistance.
-- Solid of least resistance (Mech.)
, a solid of such a form as to experience, in moving in a fluid, less resistance than any other solid having the same base, height, and volume.
Resistance frame (Electricity) A rheostat consisting of an open frame on which are stretched spirals of wire. Being freely exposed to the air, they radiate heat rapidly.
[ French résistant
: confer Latin resistens
. See Resist
.] Making resistance; resisting.
-- noun One who, or that which, resists. Bp. Pearson.
Resister noun One who resists.
Resistful adjective Making much resistance.
Resistibility noun . 1. The quality of being resistible; resistibleness. 2. The quality of being resistant; resitstance.
The name "body" being the complex idea of extension and resistibility together in the same subject. Locke.
Resistible adjective [ Confer French résistible .] Capable of being resisted; as, a resistible force. Sir M. Hale. -- Re*sist"i*ble*ness , noun -- Re*sist"i*bly , adverb
Resisting adjective Making resistance; opposing; as, a resisting medium. -- Re*sist"ing ly , adverb
Resistive adjective Serving to resist. B. Jonsosn.
Resistless adjective 1. Having no power to resist; making no opposition.
[ Obsolete or R.] Spenser. 2. Incapable of being resisted; irresistible.
Masters' commands come with a power resistless Milton.
To such as owe them absolute subjection.
[ Latin resolubolis
: confer French résoluble
. See Resolve
, and confer Resolvable
.] Admitting of being resolved; resolvable; as, bodies resoluble by fire. Boyle.
[ Confer French résolu
. The Latin resolutus
(past participle of resolvere
) means, relaxed, enervated, effeminate. See Resolve
, transitive verb & i.
] 1. Having a decided purpose; determined; resolved; fixed in a determination; hence, bold; firm; steady.
Edward is at hand, Shak. 2. Convinced; satisfied; sure.
Ready to fight; therefore be resolute .
[ Obsolete] 3. Resolving, or explaining; as, the Resolute Doctor Durand.
[ Obsolete] Syn.
-- Determined; decided; fixed; steadfast; steady; constant; persevering; firm; bold; unshaken.
1. One who is resolute; hence, a desperado. [ Obsolete] Shak. 2. Redelivery; repayment. [ Obsolete] "Yearly resolutes , deductions, and payments." Bp. Burnet.
Resolutely adverb In a resolute manner; with fixed purpose; boldly; firmly; steadily; with perseverance.
Some . . . facts he examines, some he resolutely denies. Swift.
Resoluteness noun The quality of being resolute.
[ French résolution
. Latin resolutio
a loosening, solution. See Resolve
.] 1. The act, operation, or process of resolving. Specifically: (a) The act of separating a compound into its elements or component parts. (b) The act of analyzing a complex notion, or solving a vexed question or difficult problem.
The unraveling and resolution of the difficulties that are met with in the execution of the design are the end of an action. Dryden. 2. The state of being relaxed; relaxation.
[ Obsolete] 3. The state of being resolved, settled, or determined; firmness; steadiness; constancy; determination.
Be it with resolution then to fight. Shak. 4. That which is resolved or determined; a settled purpose; determination. Specifically: A formal expression of the opinion or will of an official body or a public assembly, adopted by vote; as, a legislative resolution ; the resolutions of a public meeting. 5. The state of being resolved or firm in opinion or thought; conviction; assurance.
Little resolution and certainty there is as touching the islands of Mauritania. Holland. 6. (Math.) The act or process of solving; solution; as, the resolution of an equation or problem. 7. (Medicine) A breaking up, disappearance; or termination, as of a fever, a tumor, or the like. 8. (Mus.) The passing of a dissonant into a consonant chord by the rising or falling of the note which makes the discord. Joint resolution
. See under Joint , adjective
-- Resolution of a force
or motion (Mech.)
, the separation of a single force or motion into two or more which have different directions, and, taken together, are an equivalent for the single one; -- the opposite of composition of a force .
-- Resolution of a nebula (Astron.)
, the exhibition of it to the eye by a telescope of such power as to show it to be composed of small stars. Syn.
-- Decision; analysis; separation; disentanglement; dissolution; resolvedness; resoluteness; firmness; constancy; perseverance; steadfastness; fortitude; boldness; purpose; resolve. See Decision
Resolutioner noun One who makes a resolution; one who joins with others in a declaration or resolution; specifically, one of a party in the Scottish Church in the 17th century.
He was sequestrated afterwards as a Resolutioner . Sir W. Scott.
Resolutionist noun One who makes a resolution.
Resolutive adjective [ Confer F. résolutif .] Serving to dissolve or relax. [ R.] Johnson.
Resolutory adjective Resolutive. [ R.]
Resolvability noun The quality or condition of being resolvable; resolvableness.
[ See Resolve
, and confer Resoluble
.] Admitting of being resolved; admitting separation into constituent parts, or reduction to first principles; admitting solution or explanation; as, resolvable compounds; resolvable ideas or difficulties.