Splandrel Splan"drel noun See Spandrel . [ R.]
Splash Splash transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Splashed ; present participle & verbal noun Splashing .] [ Akin to plash .] 1. To strike and dash about, as water, mud, etc.; to plash. 2. To spatter water, mud, etc., upon; to wet.
Splash Splash intransitive verb To strike and dash about water, mud, etc.; to dash in such a way as to spatter.
Splash Splash noun 1. Water, or water and dirt, thrown upon anything, or thrown from a puddle or the like; also, a spot or daub, as of matter which wets or disfigures. 2. A noise made by striking upon or in a liquid.
Splashboard Splash"board` noun A guard in the front part of vehicle, to prevent splashing by a mud or water from the horse's heels; -- in the United States commonly called dashboard .
Splasher Splash"er noun 1. One who, or that which, splashes. 2. One of the guarde over the wheels, as of a carriage, locomotive, etc. Weale. 3. A guard to keep off splashes from anything.
Splashy Splash"y adjective Full of dirty water; wet and muddy, so as be easily splashed about; slushy.
Splatter Splat"ter intransitive verb & t. To spatter; to splash.
Splatterdash Splat"ter·dash` n . Uproar. Jamieson.
Splay Splay transitive verb [ Abbrev. of display .] 1. To display; to spread. [ Obsolete] "Our ensigns splayed ." Gascoigne. 2. To dislocate, as a shoulder bone. 3. To spay; to castrate. [ Obsolete or Prov. Eng.] 4. To turn on one side; to render oblique; to slope or slant, as the side of a door, window, etc. Oxf. Gloss.
Splay Splay adjective Displayed; spread out; turned outward; hence, flat; ungainly; as, splay shoulders.
Sonwthing splay , something blunt-edged, unhandy, and infelicitous. M. Arnold.
Splay Splay adjective (Architecture) A slope or bevel, especially of the sides of a door or window, by which the opening is made larged at one face of the wall than at the other, or larger at each of the faces than it is between them.
Splayfoot Splay"foot` noun
; plural Splayfeet A foot that is abnormally flattened and spread out; flat foot.
Splayfoot, Splayfooted Splay"foot`, Splay"foot`ed adjective Having a splayfoot or splayfeet.
Splaymouth Splay"mouth` noun
; plural Splaymouths A wide mouth; a mouth stretched in derision. Dryden.
Splaymouthed Splay`mouthed" adjective Having a splaymouth. T. Brown.
Spleen Spleen noun
[ Latin splen
, Greek ............ the milt or spleen, affection of the spleen; confer Latin lien
.] 1. (Anat.) A peculiar glandlike but ductless organ found near the stomach or intestine of most vertebrates and connected with the vascular system; the milt. Its exact function in not known. 2. Anger; latent spite; ill humor; malice; as, to vent one's spleen .
In noble minds some dregs remain, Pope. 3. A fit of anger; choler. Shak. 4. A sudden motion or action; a fit; a freak; a whim.
Not yet purged off, of spleen and sour disdain.
[ Obsolete or R.]
A thousand spleens bear her a thousand ways. Shak. 5. Melancholy; hypochondriacal affections.
Bodies changed to various forms by spleen . Pope.
There is a luxury in self-dispraise: Wordsworth. 6. A fit of immoderate laughter or merriment.
And inward self-disparagement affords
To meditative spleen a grateful feast.
Thy silly thought enforces my spleen . Shak.
Spleen Spleen transitive verb To dislke. [ Obsolete] Bp. Hacket.
Spleened Spleened adjective 1. Deprived of the spleen. 2. Angered; annoyed. [ Obsolete] R. North.
Spleenful Spleen"ful adjective Displaying, or affected with, spleen; angry; fretful; melancholy.
Myself have calmed their spleenful mutiny. Shak.
Then rode Geraint, a little spleenful yet, Tennyson.
Across the bridge that spann'd the dry ravine.
Spleenish Spleen"ish adjective Spleeny; affected with spleen; fretful. -- Spleen"ish*ly , adverb -- Spleen"ish*ness , noun
Spleenless Spleen"less adjective Having no spleen; hence, kind; gentle; mild. [ Obsolete] Chapman.
Spleenwort Spleen"wort` noun [ Spleen + wort ; confer Latin splenium , asplenium , Greek ............, ............, .......... ] (Botany) Any fern of the genus Asplenium , some species of which were anciently used as remedies for disorders of the spleen.
Spleeny Spleen"y adjective 1. Irritable; peevish; fretful.
Spleeny Lutheran, and not wholesome to Shak. 2. Affected with nervous complaints; melancholy.
Spleget Spleg"et noun [ Confer Pledget .] (Medicine) A cloth dipped in a liquid for washing a sore. Crabb.
Splenalgia Sple·nal"gi·a noun [ New Latin , from Greek ......... spleen + ......... pain.] (Medicine) Pain over the region of the spleen.
Splenculus Splen"cu·lus noun
; plural Splenculi
. [ New Latin , dim. of Latin splen
.] (Anat.) A lienculus.
Splendent Splen"dent adjective [ Latin splendens , -entis , present participle of splendere to shine.] 1. Shining; glossy; beaming with light; lustrous; as, splendent planets; splendent metals. See the Note under 3d Luster , 4. 2. Very conspicuous; illustrious. "Great and splendent fortunes." Sir H. Wotton.
Splendid Splen"did adjective [ Latin splendidus , from splendere shine; confer Lithuanian splendëti : confer French splendide .] 1. Possessing or displaying splendor; shining; very bright; as, a splendid sun. 2. Showy; magnificent; sumptuous; pompous; as, a splendid palace; a splendid procession or pageant. 3. Illustrious; heroic; brilliant; celebrated; famous; as, a splendid victory or reputation.
Splendidious Splen·did"i·ous adjective Splendid. [ Obsolete]
Splendidly Splen"did·ly adverb In a splendid manner; magnificently.
Splendidness Splen"did·ness noun The quality of being splendid.
Splendidous Splen"did·ous adjective Splendid. [ Obsolete] B. Jonson.
Splendiferous Splen·dif"er·ous adjective Splendor- bearing; splendid. Bale (1538). "A splendiferous woman." Haliburton. [ Now used humorously.]
Splendor Splen"dor noun [ Latin from splendere to shine: confer French splendeur .] 1. Great brightness; brilliant luster; brilliancy; as, the splendor ot the sun. B. Jonson. 2. Magnifience; pomp; parade; as, the splendor of equipage, ceremonies, processions, and the like. "Rejoice in splendor of mine own." Shak. 3. Brilliancy; glory; as, the splendor of a victory. Syn. -- Luster; brilliancy; magnifience; gorgeousness; display; showiness; pomp; parade; grandeur.
Splendrous, Splendorous Splen"drous, Splen"dor·ous adjective Splendid. Drayton.
Splenetic Splen"e·tic adjective
[ Latin spleneticus
: confer French splénétique
. See Spleen
.] Affected with spleen; malicious; spiteful; peevish; fretful.
guffaw." G. Eliot.
You humor me when I am sick; Pope. Syn.
Why not when I am splenetic ?
-- Morese; gloomy; sullen; peevish; fretful.
Splenetic Splen"e·tic noun A person affected with spleen.
Splenetical Sple·net"ic·al adjective Splenetic.
Splenetically Sple·net"ic·al·ly adverb In a splenetical manner.
Splenial Sple"ni·al adjective [ Latin splenium a plaster, a patch, Greek ............ a bandage.] (Anat.) (a) Designating the splenial bone. (b) Of or pertaining to the splenial bone or splenius muscle. Splenial bone (Anat.) , a thin splintlike bone on the inner side of the proximal portion of the mandible of many vertebrates.
Splenial Sple"ni·al noun (Anat.) The splenial bone.
Splenic Splen"ic adjective [ Latin splenicus , Greek ............; confer French splénique .] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the spleen; lienal; as, the splenic vein. Splenic apoplexy or fever . (Medicine) See Anthrax , noun , 3.
Splenical Splen"ic·al adjective Splenic.
Splenish Splen"ish adjective Spleenish. [ Obsolete] Drayton.
Splenitis Sple·ni"tis noun [ New Latin , from Greek ............ of the spleen.] (Medicine) Inflammation of the spleen.
Splenitive Splen"i·tive adjective Splenetic. Shak.
Even and smooth as seemed the temperament of the nonchalant, languid Virginian -- not splenitive or rash. T. N. Page.
Splenium Sple"ni·um noun [ Latin , a plaster, a patch, from Greek ............ a bandage, compress.] (Anat.) The thickened posterior border of the corpus callosum; -- so called in allusion to its shape.
Splenius Sple"ni·us noun [ New Latin ] (Anat.) A flat muscle of the back of the neck.
Splenization Splen`i·za"tion noun (Medicine) A morbid state of the lung produced by inflammation, in which its tissue resembles that of the spleen.