Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Survivorship noun Chance of survivorship , the chance that a person of a given age has of surviving another of a giving age; thus, by the Carlisle tables of mortality the chances of survivorship for two persons, aged 25 and 65, are 89 and 11 respectively, or about 8 to 1 that the elder die first.
1. The state of being a survivor.
1. (Law) The right of a joint tenant, or other person who has a joint interest in an estate, to take the whole estate upon the death of other. Blackstone.
; plural Susceptibilities
. [ Confer French susceptibilité
.] 1. The state or quality of being susceptible; the capability of receiving impressions, or of being affected. 2. Specifically, capacity for deep feeling or emotional excitement; sensibility, in its broadest acceptation; impressibility; sensitiveness. Magnetic susceptibility (Physics)
, the intensity of magnetization of a body placed in a uniform megnetic field of unit strength. Sir W. Thomson. Syn.
-- Capability; sensibility; feeling; emotion.
[ French, from Latin suscipere
, to take up, to support, undertake, recognize, admit; prefix sus
) + capere
to take. See Capable
.] 1. Capable of admitting anything additional, or any change, affection, or influence; readily acted upon; as, a body susceptible of color or of alteration.
It sheds on souls susceptible of light, Young. 2. Capable of impression; having nice sensibility; impressible; tender; sensitive; as, children are more susceptible than adults; a man of a susceptible heart.
The glorious dawn of our eternal day.
Candidates are . . . not very susceptible of affronts. Cowper.
I am constitutionally susceptible of noises. Lamb.
[ Latin susceptio
: confer French susception
. See Susceptible
.] The act of taking; reception.
Susceptive adjective Susceptible. I. Watts. -- Sus*cep"tive*ness , noun
Susceptivity noun Capacity for receiving; susceptibility. [ R.] Wollaston.
[ Latin See Susceptible
.] One who undertakes anything; specifically, a godfather; a sponsor; a guardian. Puller. Shipley.
Suscipiency noun Admission. [ R.]
[ Latin suscipiens
, present participle of suscipere
. See Susceptible
.] Receiving; admitting.
Suscipient noun One who takes or admits; one who receives. [ R.] Jer. Taylor.
Suscitability noun Capability of being suscitated; excitability. [ Obsolete] B. Jonson.
Suscitate transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Suscitated
; present participle & verbal noun Suscitating
.] [ Latin suscitatus
, past participle of suscitare
to lift up, to rouse; prefix sus-
) + citare
to rouse, excite. Confer Excite
.] To rouse; to excite; to call into life and action.
[ Latin suscitatio
: confer French suscitation
.] The act of raising or exciting.
A mere suscitation or production of a thing. South.
Suslik noun [ Russian súslik' .] (Zoology) A ground squirrel ( Spermophilus citillus ) of Europe and Asia. It has large cheek pouches. [ Written also souslik .]
[ Latin suspectus
, past participle of suspicere
to look up, admire, esteem, to look at secretly or askance, to mistrust; sub
under + specere
to look: confer French suspect
suspected, suspicious. See Spy
, and confer Suspicion
.] 1. Suspicious; inspiring distrust.
Suspect [ was] his face, suspect his word also. Chaucer. 2. Suspected; distrusted.
What I can do or offer is suspect . Milton.
[ Late Latin suspectus
. See Suspect
] 1. Suspicion.
[ Obsolete] Chaucer.
So with suspect , with fear and grief, dismayed. Fairfax. 2. One who, or that which, is suspected; an object of suspicion; -- formerly applied to persons and things; now, only to persons suspected of crime. Bacon.
Suspect transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Suspected
; present participle & verbal noun Suspecting
.] 1. To imagine to exist; to have a slight or vague opinion of the existence of, without proof, and often upon weak evidence or no evidence; to mistrust; to surmise; -- commonly used regarding something unfavorable, hurtful, or wrong; as, to suspect the presence of disease.
Nothing makes a man suspect much, more than to know little; and therefore men should remedy suspicion by procuring to know more. Bacon.
From her hand I could suspect no ill. Milton. 2. To imagine to be guilty, upon slight evidence, or without proof; as, to suspect one of equivocation. 3. To hold to be uncertain; to doubt; to mistrust; to distruct; as, to suspect the truth of a story. Addison. 4. To look up to; to respect.
[ Obsolete] Syn.
-- To mistrust; distrust; surmise; doubt.
Suspect intransitive verb To imagine guilt; to have a suspicion or suspicions; to be suspicious.
If I suspect without cause, why then make sport at me. Shak.
Suspectable adjective That may be suspected.
Suspected adjective Distrusted; doubted. -- Sus*pect"ed*ly , adverb -- Sus*pect"ed*ness , noun
Suspecter noun One who suspects.
Suspectful adjective Apt to suspect or mistrust; full of suspicion; suspicious; as, to be suspectful of the motives of others. Milton. -- Sus*pect"ful*ness , noun
Suspection noun Suspicion. [ Obsolete]
Suspectiousness noun Suspiciousness; cause for suspicion. [ Obsolete & R.] Ld. Berners.
1. Not suspecting; having no suspicion. [ R.] Sir T. Herbert. 2. Not suspected; not mistrusted. [ R.] Beau. & Fl.
Suspend transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Suspended
; present participle & verbal noun Suspending
.] [ French suspendre
, or Old French souspendre
(where the prefix is Latin subtus
below, from sub
under), Latin suspendere
; prefix sus-
) + pendere
to hang. See Pedant
, and confer Suspense
] 1. To attach to something above; to hang; as, to suspend a ball by a thread; to suspend a needle by a loadstone. 2. To make to depend; as, God hath suspended the promise of eternal life on the condition of obedience and holiness of life.
[ Archaic] Tillotson. 3. To cause to cease for a time; to hinder from proceeding; to interrupt; to delay; to stay.
Suspend your indignation against my brother. Shak.
The guard nor fights nor fies; their fate so near Denham. 4. To hold in an undetermined or undecided state; as, to suspend one's judgment or opinion. Locke. 5. To debar, or cause to withdraw temporarily, from any privilege, from the execution of an office, from the enjoyment of income, etc.; as, to suspend a student from college; to suspend a member of a club.
At once suspends their courage and their fear.
Good men should not be suspended from the exercise of their ministry and deprived of their livelihood for ceremonies which are on all hands acknowledged indifferent. Bp. Sanderson. 6. To cause to cease for a time from operation or effect; as, to suspend the habeas corpus act; to suspend the rules of a legislative body. 7. (Chemistry) To support in a liquid, as an insoluble powder, by stirring, to facilitate chemical action. To suspend payment (Com.)
, to cease paying debts or obligations; to fail; -- said of a merchant, a bank, etc. Syn.
-- To hang; interrupt; delay; intermit; stay; hinder; debar.
Suspend intransitive verb To cease from operation or activity; esp., to stop payment, or be unable to meet obligations or engagements (said of a commercial firm or a bank).
Suspender noun One who, or that which, suspends; esp., one of a pair of straps or braces worn over the shoulders, for holding up the trousers.
Suspensation noun [ Confer Late Latin suspensatio suspension from a charge or benefice.] The act of suspending, or the state of being suspended, especially for a short time; temporary suspension.
[ French suspens
, Latin suspensus
, past participle of suspendere
. See Suspend
.] 1. Held or lifted up; held or prevented from proceeding.
[ The great light of day] suspense in heaven. Milton. 2. Expressing, or proceeding from, suspense or doubt.
[ Obsolete] "Expectation held his look suspense
[ From French suspens
, adjective See Suspense
] 1. The state of being suspended; specifically, a state of uncertainty and expectation, with anxiety or apprehension; indetermination; indecision; as, the suspense of a person waiting for the verdict of a jury.
Ten days the prophet in suspense remained. Denham.
Upon the ticklish balance of suspense . Cowper. 2. Cessation for a time; stop; pause.
A cool suspense from pleasure and from pain. Pope. 3.
[ Confer French suspense
.] (Law) A temporary cessation of one's right; suspension, as when the rent or other profits of land cease by unity of possession of land and rent. Suspense account (Bookkeeping)
, an account in which receipts or disbursements are temporarily entered until their proper position in the books is determined.
Suspensely adverb In suspense. [ Obsolete] Hales.
Suspensibility noun The quality or state of being suspensible.
Suspensible adjective Capable of being suspended; capable of being held from sinking.
[ Confer French suspension
, Latin suspensio
arched work, imperfect pronunciation. See Suspend
.] 1. The act of suspending, or the state of being suspended; pendency; as, suspension from a hook. 2. Especially, temporary delay, interruption, or cessation
; as: (a) Of labor, study, pain, etc. (b) Of decision, determination, judgment, etc.; as, to ask a suspension of judgment or opinion in view of evidence to be produced. (c) Of the payment of what is due; as, the suspension of a mercantile firm or of a bank. (d) Of punishment, or sentence of punishment. (e) Of a person in respect of the exercise of his office, powers, prerogative, etc.; as, the suspension of a student or of a clergyman. (f) Of the action or execution of law, etc.; as, the suspension of the habeas corpus act. 3. A conditional withholding, interruption, or delay; as, the suspension of a payment on the performance of a condition. 4. The state of a solid when its particles are mixed with, but undissolved in, a fluid, and are capable of separation by straining; also, any substance in this state. 5. (Rhet.) A keeping of the hearer in doubt and in attentive expectation of what is to follow, or of what is to be the inference or conclusion from the arguments or observations employed. 6. (Scots Law) A stay or postponement of execution of a sentence condemnatory by means of letters of suspension granted on application to the lord ordinary. 7. (Mus.) The prolongation of one or more tones of a chord into the chord which follows, thus producing a momentary discord, suspending the concord which the ear expects. Confer Retardation . Pleas in suspension (Law)
, pleas which temporarily abate or suspend a suit.
-- Points of suspension (Mech.)
, the points, as in the axis or beam of a balance, at which the weights act, or from which they are suspended.
-- Suspension bridge
, a bridge supported by chains, ropes, or wires, which usually pass over high piers or columns at each end, and are secured in the ground beyond.
-- Suspension of arms (Mil.)
, a short truce or cessation of operations agreed on by the commanders of contending armies, as for burying the dead, making proposal for surrender or for peace, etc.
-- Suspension scale
, a scale in which the platform hangs suspended from the weighing apparatus instead of resting upon it. Syn.
-- Delay; interruption; intermission; stop.
[ Confer French suspensif
. See Suspend
.] Tending to suspend, or to keep in suspense; causing interruption or delay; uncertain; doubtful.
The provisional and suspensive attitude. J. Morley. Suspensive condition (Scots Law) , a condition precedent, or a condition without the performance of which the contract can not be completed.
Suspensor noun [ New Latin ]
1. A suspensory. 2. (Botany) The cord which suspends the embryo; and which is attached to the radicle in the young state; the proembryo.
; plural Suspensoria
. [ New Latin ] (Anat.) Anything which suspends or holds up a part: especially, the mandibular suspensorium (a series of bones, or of cartilages representing them) which connects the base of the lower jaw with the skull in most vertebrates below mammals.
1. Suspended; hanging; depending. 2. Fitted or serving to suspend; suspending; as, a suspensory muscle. Ray. 3. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to a suspensorium.
Suspensory noun [ Confer French suspensoir , suspensoire .] That which suspends, or holds up, as a truss ; specifically (Medicine) , a bandage or bag for supporting the scrotum.
[ Latin suspacabilis
, from suspicari
to suspect, akin to suspicere
. See Suspect
, transitive verb
] Liable to suspicion; suspicious.
It is a very suspicable business. Dr. H. more.
[ From Latin suspiciens
, present participle of suspicere
. See Suspect
, transitive verb
] Suspiciousness; suspicion.
[ Obsolete] Hopkins.
[ Middle English suspecioun
, Old French souspeçon
, French soupçon
, Latin suspectio
a looking up to, an esteeming highly, suspicion, from suspicere
to look up, to esteem, to mistrust. The modern form suspicion
in English and French is in imitation of Latin suspicio
mistrust, suspicion. See Suspect
, and confer Suspicious
.] 1. The act of suspecting; the imagination or apprehension of the existence of something (esp. something wrong or hurtful) without proof, or upon very slight evidence, or upon no evidence.
Suspicions among thoughts are like bats among birds, they ever fly by twilight. Bacon. 2. Slight degree; suggestion; hint.
The features are mild but expressive, with just a suspicion . . . of saturnine or sarcastic humor. A. W. Ward. Syn.
-- Jealousy; distrust; mistrust; diffidence; doubt.
Suspicion transitive verb To view with suspicion; to suspect; to doubt. [ Obsolete or Low] South.
[ Middle English suspecious
; confer Latin suspiciosus
. See Suspicion
.] 1. Inclined to suspect; given or prone to suspicion; apt to imagine without proof.
Nature itself, after it has done an injury, will ever be suspicious ; and no man can love the person he suspects. South.
Many mischievous insects are daily at work to make men of merit suspicious of each other. Pope. 2. Indicating suspicion, mistrust, or fear.
We have a suspicious , fearful, constrained countenance. Swift. 3. Liable to suspicion; adapted to raise suspicion; giving reason to imagine ill; questionable; as, an author of suspicious innovations; suspicious circumstances.
I spy a black, suspicious , threatening could. Shak. Syn.
-- Jealous; distrustful; mistrustful; doubtful; questionable. See Jealous
. -- Sus*pi"cious*ly
[ From Suspire
.] 1. A breathing hole; a vent or ventiduct. 2. A spring of water passing under ground toward a cistern or conduit.
[ Latin suspiratio
. See Suspire
.] The act of sighing, or fetching a long and deep breath; a deep respiration; a sigh.
Windy suspiration of forced breath. Shak.
Suspire intransitive verb
[ Latin suspirare
to breathe out, to sigh; sub
under + spirare
to breathe: confer French souspirer
, Old French souspirer
.] To fetch a long, deep breath; to sigh; to breathe. Shak.
Fireflies that suspire Mrs. Browning.
In short, soft lapses of transported flame.
Suspire noun [ Confer Latin suspirium .] A long, deep breath; a sigh. [ Obsolete]
Suspired adjective Ardently desired or longed for; earnestly coveted. [ Obsolete] Sir H. Wotton.