Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Telescopically adverb In a telescopical manner; by or with the telescope.
Telescopist noun One who uses a telescope. R. A. Proctor.
Telescopy noun The art or practice of using or making telescopes.
Teleseism noun [ Greek th^le far + ... shock.] A seismic movement or shock far from the recording instrument. -- Tel`e*seis"mic adjective
Teleseme noun [ Greek th^le far + ... sign.] A system of apparatus for electric signals providing for automatic transmission of a definite number of different signals or calls, as in connection with hotel annunciators.
[ Arabic tilism
. See Talisman
.] A kind of amulet or magical charm.
[ Obsolete] J. Gregory.
Telesmatic, Telesmatical adjective Of or pertaining to telesms; magical. J. Gregory.
Telespectroscope noun [ Greek ... far off + English spectroscope .] (Astron.) A spectroscope arranged to be attached to a telescope for observation of distant objects, as the sun or stars. Lockyer.
Telestereograph noun [ Greek th^le far + stereograph .] An instrument for telegraphically reproducing a photograph. -- Tel`e*ste`re*og"ra*phy noun
Telestereoscope noun [ Greek ... far off + English stereoscope .] (Opt.) A stereoscope adapted to view distant natural objects or landscapes; a telescopic stereoscope.
Telestic adjective [ Greek ... fit for finishing, from ... to finish.] Tending or relating to a purpose or an end. [ R.] Cudworth.
[ Greek ... the end + ... a line, verse.] A poem in which the final letters of the lines, taken consequently, make a name. Confer Acrostic .
Telethermograph noun [ Greek th^le far + thermo- + -graph .] (Physics) (a) A record of fluctuations of temperature made automatically at a distant station. (b) An instrument, usually electrical, making such records.
Telethermometer noun [ Greek ... far off + English thermometer .] (Physics) An apparatus for determining the temperature of a distant point, as by a thermoelectric circuit or otherwise.
[ Greek ... completion + English spore
.] (Botany) The thick-celled winter or resting spore of the rusts (order Uredinales ), produced in late summer. See Illust. of Uredospore .
Telford adjective [ After Thomas Telford , a Scotch road engineer.] Designating, or pert. to, a road pavement having a surface of small stone rolled hard and smooth, distinguished from macadam road by its firm foundation of large stones with fragments of stone wedged tightly, in the interstices; as, telford pavement, road, etc.
Telfordize transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Telfordized
; present participle & verbal noun Telfordizing
.] To furnish (a road) with a telford pavement.
Telharmonic adjective Of or pertaining to telharmonium.
Telharmonium noun [ Greek th^le far + harmolium .] An instrument for producing music ( Tel*har"mo*ny [ ...]), at a distant point or points by means of alternating currents of electricity controlled by an operator who plays on a keyboard. The music is produced by a receiving instrument similar or analogous to the telephone, but not held to the ear. The pitch corresponds with frequency of alternation of current.
[ Greek ..., from ... the end.] (Gram.) Denoting the final end or purpose, as distinguished from ecbatic . See Ecbatic . Gibbs.
Tell transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Told
; present participle & verbal noun Telling
.] [ Anglo-Saxon tellan
, from talu
tale, number, speech; akin to Dutch tellen
to count, German zählen
, Old High German zellen
to count, tell, say, Icelandic telja
, Danish tale
to speak, tælle
to count. See Tale
that which is told.] 1. To mention one by one, or piece by piece; to recount; to enumerate; to reckon; to number; to count; as, to tell money.
"An heap of coin he told
He telleth the number of the stars. Ps. cxlvii. 4.
Tell the joints of the body. Jer. Taylor. 2. To utter or recite in detail; to give an account of; to narrate.
Of which I shall tell all the array. Chaucer.
And not a man appears to tell their fate. Pope. 3. To make known; to publish; to disclose; to divulge.
Why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife? Gen. xii. 18. 4. To give instruction to; to make report to; to acquaint; to teach; to inform.
A secret pilgrimage, Shak. 5. To order; to request; to command.
That you to-day promised to tell me of?
He told her not to be frightened. Dickens. 6. To discern so as to report; to ascertain by observing; to find out; to discover; as, I can not tell where one color ends and the other begins. 7. To make account of; to regard; to reckon; to value; to estimate.
I ne told no dainity of her love. Chaucer.
, though equivalent in some respect to speak
, has not always the same application. We say, to tell
truth or falsehood, to tell
a number, to tell
the reasons, to tell
something or nothing; but we never say, to tell
a speech, discourse, or oration, or to tell
an argument or a lesson. It is much used in commands; as, tell
me the whole story; tell
me all you know. To tell off
, to count; to divide. Sir W. Scott. Syn.
-- To communicate; impart; reveal; disclose; inform; acquaint; report; repeat; rehearse; recite.
Tell intransitive verb 1. To give an account; to make report.
That I may publish with the voice of thankgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works. Ps. xxvi. 7. 2. To take effect; to produce a marked effect; as, every shot tells ; every expression tells . To tell of
. (a) To speak of; to mention; to narrate or describe. (b) To inform against; to disclose some fault of.
-- To tell on
, to inform against.
[ Archaic & Colloq.]
Lest they should tell on us, saying, So did David. 1 Sam. xxvii. 11.
Tell noun That which is told; tale; account.
I am at the end of my tell . Walpole.
Tell noun [ Arabic ] A hill or mound. W. M. Thomson.
Tellable adjective Capable of being told.
Tellen noun (Zoology) Any species of Tellina.
1. One who tells, relates, or communicates; an informer, narrator, or describer. 2. One of four officers of the English Exchequer, formerly appointed to receive moneys due to the king and to pay moneys payable by the king. Cowell. 3. An officer of a bank who receives and counts over money paid in, and pays money out on checks. 4. One who is appointed to count the votes given in a legislative body, public meeting, assembly, etc.
Tellership noun The office or employment of a teller.
Tellina noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... a kind of shellfish.] (Zoology) A genus of marine bivalve mollusks having thin, delicate, and often handsomely colored shells.
Telling adjective Operating with great effect; effective; as, a telling speech. -- Tell"ing*ly , adverb
Telltale adjective Telling tales; babbling. "The telltale heart." Poe.
Telltale noun 1. One who officiously communicates information of the private concerns of others; one who tells that which prudence should suppress. 2. (Mus.) A movable piece of ivory, lead, or other material, connected with the bellows of an organ, that gives notice, by its position, when the wind is exhausted. 3. (Nautical) (a) A mechanical attachment to the steering wheel, which, in the absence of a tiller, shows the position of the helm. (b) A compass in the cabin of a vessel, usually placed where the captain can see it at all hours, and thus inform himself of the vessel's course. 4. (Machinery) A machine or contrivance for indicating or recording something, particularly for keeping a check upon employees, as factory hands, watchmen, drivers, check takers, and the like, by revealing to their employers what they have done or omitted. 5. (Zoology) The tattler. See Tattler .
Tellural adjective [ Latin tellus , - uris , the earth.] Of or pertaining to the earth. [ R.]
[ Confer French tellurate
. See Tellurium
.] (Chemistry) A salt of telluric acid.
Telluret noun (Chemistry) A telluride. [ Obsoles.]
Tellureted noun (Chemistry) Combined or impregnated with tellurium; tellurized. [ Written also telluretted .] [ Obsoles.] Tellureted hydrogen (Chemistry) , hydrogen telluride, H 2 Te, a gaseous substance analogous to hydrogen sulphide; -- called also tellurhydric acid .
Tellurhydric adjective (Chemistry) Of, pertaining to, or designating, hydrogen telluride, which is regarded as an acid, especially when in solution.
Tellurian adjective [ Latin tellus , - uris , the earth.] Of or pertaining to the earth. De Quincey.
1. A dweller on the earth. De Quincey. 2. An instrument for showing the operation of the causes which produce the succession of day and night, and the changes of the seasons. [ Written also tellurion .]
[ Latin tellus
, - uris
, the earth: confer French tellurique
.] 1. Of or pertaining to the earth; proceeding from the earth.
Amid these hot, telluric flames. Carlyle. 2. (Chemistry) Of or pertaining to tellurium; derived from, or resembling, tellurium; specifically, designating those compounds in which the element has a higher valence as contrasted with tellurous compounds; as, telluric acid , which is analogous to sulphuric acid. Telluric bismuth (Min.)
-- Telluric silver (Min.)
Telluride noun (Chemistry) A compound of tellurium with a more positive element or radical; -- formerly called telluret .
Tellurism noun An hypothesis of animal magnetism propounded by Dr. Keiser, in Germany, in which the phenomena are ascribed to the agency of a telluric spirit or influence. [ R.] S. Thompson.
1. (Chemistry) A salt of tellurous acid. 2. (Min.) Oxide of tellurium. It occurs sparingly in tufts of white or yellowish crystals.
[ New Latin , from Latin tellus
, the earth.] (Chemistry) A rare nonmetallic element, analogous to sulphur and selenium, occasionally found native as a substance of a silver-white metallic luster, but usually combined with metals, as with gold and silver in the mineral sylvanite, with mercury in Coloradoite, etc. Symbol Te. Atomic weight 125.2. Graphic tellurium
. (Min.) See Sylvanite .
-- Tellurium glance (Min.)
, nagyagite; -- called also black tellurium .
Tellurize transitive verb (Chemistry) To impregnate with, or to subject to the action of, tellurium; -- chiefly used adjectively in the past participle; as, tellurized ores.
Tellurous adjective (Chemistry) Of or pertaining to tellurium; derived from, or containing, tellurium; specifically, designating those compounds in which the element has a lower valence as contrasted with telluric compounds; as, tellurous acid , which is analogous to sulphurous acid.
Telodynamic adjective [ Greek ... far + English dynamic .] Relating to a system for transmitting power to a distance by means of swiftly moving ropes or cables driving grooved pulleys of large diameter.
Teloogoo noun See Telugu . D. O. Allen.
; plural Telotrochæ
. [ New Latin See Telotrochal
.] (Zoology) An annelid larva having telotrochal bands of cilia.