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1. aldirān n.

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Astron. A star, or pair of stars, marking one of the forepaws of the old constellation Leo. [For opinions as to identification, see F. N. Robinson's ed. of Chaucer, p.824.]

2. altitūde n.

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Astron. The elevation or angular height of a celestial body above the horizon; altitude meridian(al, the elevation of the sun at noon.

3. angle n.(2)

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(a) A recess, nook, corner (of a building); angle hole an opening or niche in a wall; fig. angle of wrecchednesse [?cp. sense 4]; (b) a section (of a city, a country, etc.), esp. an outlying region or…

4. arch(e n.

Additional spellings: arche
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(a) An arch in a building, bridge, or other structure; arch band, ?a brace for an arch; arch bounden, joined by an arch; (b) a commemorative arch or monument.

5. archēr, -iēr n.

Additional spellings: archier
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One who is trained in the use of bow and arrow: (a) a soldier armed with a bow or longbow, longbowman, archer; also, crossbowman [quot. 1509]; archers and arblasters, longbowmen and crossbowmen; (b)…

6. ascendent n.

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Astron. and astrol. That degree of the ecliptic or zodiac which is arising above the horizon at a given moment; taken the ascendent, to determine this degree; also, the attendant configuration of…

7. ascensiǒun n.

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(a) The ascent of Christ to heaven; the Ascension; ascensioun dai, dai of ascensioun; (b) the feast day [forty days after Easter] commemorating the Ascension; ascensioun dai, ascensioun eve(n, the…

8. balaunce n.

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(a) A pair of balanced scale pans for weighing; a set of scales; balaunce maker; tonge of the balaunce, the scales' pointer; also, one of a pair of scale pans; (b) par de(l balaunce(s, paire balaunce

9. bēr(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: bere
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(a) A bear; (b) blak ber, a bear with black fur; whit ber, white bear, polar bear; wild ber, untamed bear; (c) ber baiting, the sport of setting dogs upon a bear chained to a stake; ber binder, bear…

10. bēst(e n.

Additional spellings: beste
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(a) One of the animal kingdom (including man), any living creature (non-vegetable); (b) best doumb, a dumb animal; dedli best, mortel best, mortal creature; devine best, spiritual or Godlike creature…

11. bōle n.(1)

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(a) A bull; fre bole, a bull free to roam with the herd [see Homans Eng.Villagers 61-3]; (b) a steer or bullock.

12. bǒund(e n.

Additional spellings: bounde
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(a) A boundary marker, a landmark; Ercules boundes, the Pillars of Hercules; (b) a boundary line, the outer limit of an area or a space; a line of demarkation; est bound, west bound, etc.

13. brọ̄ther n.

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(a) A brother or half-brother by blood relationship; (b) pl. brothers; (c) brotheres doughter (sone, wif), a brother's daughter (son, wife); brotheres love, love for (one's) brother; brotheres slaier

14. centre n.

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The geometrical center of a circle or sphere.

15. cercle n.

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A geometrical circle; also, the circumference of a circle; rounde as a cercle.

16. concavitẹ̄ n.

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(a) Anat. Any hollow or concave part, such as a cavity (of the womb), canal (of the ear), recess (of a wound), sinus (of the liver); (b) Astron. the surface of a celestial sphere.

17. conjuncciǒun n.

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(a) The act or process of joining, combining, or uniting two or more things; the fact of being joined or united, a union; (b) sexual union or intercourse; (c) a juncture or joint.

18. conspect n.

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(a) Astron. Aspect; (b) in the conspect of, in view of.

19. constellāciǒun n.

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Astron. (a) A constellation of fixed stars; (b) position or elevation (of the sun).

20. cǒurs n.

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Running (of man or beast); a run; riden a cours, make a run.

21. crab(be n.(1)

Additional spellings: crabbe
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(a) A crab; usually, a sea crab; crab leg; (b) a freshwater crab; prob. also, a crayfish; crab hole, a pool or pit containing crabs or crayfish; crab welle, ?a stream containing crayfish [see flod

22. declināciǒun n.

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(a) A hanging downward; (b) deterioration, degeneration.

23. dēfaut(e n.

Additional spellings: defaute
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(a) Lack, insufficiency, absence; short weight [quot.: a1400]; at defaut, incomplete (as to antlers), lacking; for defaut, for lack of something; in your defaut, in your absence, because of your…

24. defferent n. & adj.

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(a) Astron. The elliptical path followed by the center of a planet's epicycle as it appears to move about the earth; also, a representation of such an orbit on the instrument called an equatorie; (b)…

25. dēgrẹ̄ n.

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(a) An elevated place, a step, platform, tier; a step in a flight of stairs; a tier of seats; a rung of a ladder; song of degres, one of the fifteen gradual Psalms; (b) bi degres, by steps or stairs…

26. dēpressiǒun n.

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(a) A check, setback, defeat; (b) lowering of spirits, dejection; (c) astron. angular distance below the horizon.

27. dē̆scensiǒun n.

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(a) Downward flow; (b) alch. condensation of vapors; (c) astron. decline in influence, position of declining influence in the zodiac; (d) abasement; (e) mus. lowering of pitch; (f) genealogial

28. dē̆serciǒun n.(1)

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Astron. Forsaking, withdrawal of favorable influence.

29. dragǒun n.

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(a) A dragon; (b) dragoun hame, dragon covering, dragon disguise; dragoun hole, a dragon's lair; dragoun blod, dragoun eiren; (c) fig. monster, wicked person.

30. drāke n.(1)

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(a) A dragon; drake(n heved, dragon's head; drake(s liche, a dragon's body or form; [fir drake, see fir 1b]; (b) Satan.

31. eccentrik adj. as n.

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Astron. A planetary orbit of which the earth is not the exact center.

32. eclipse n.

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Astron. Eclipse (of the sun or moon); in eclipse; universal eclipse, total eclipse; particular eclipse, partial eclipse.

33. ecliptik adj. and n.

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In phrase ecliptik line, (a) astron. the great circle of the celestial sphere which is the apparent orbit of the sun, the ecliptic; also, the circle on the astrolabe corresponding to the celestial…

34. ēgle n.

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(a) A large bird of prey belonging to any one of the species termed aquila in the Middle Ages; (b) roial egle, an eagle of the noblest sort; formel egle, female eagle; tercel egle, male eagle; (c)…

35. elevāciǒun n.

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(a) The act of rising; (b) astron. the altitude or angular height above the horizon.

36. ēlongāciǒun n.

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(a) Astron. Angular distance; (b) physiol. extension, spreading; (c) ?longing.

37. epicicle n.

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Astron. A small circle in which a 'planet' revolves, the center of which circle moves along the circumference of a larger circle (the deferent); epicycle; also, fig.; also, the path traced or…

38. firmament n.

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(a) The arch or vault of the heavens on whose surface the clouds, moon, sun, and stars appear to be; the sky; (b) the visible sky conceived as being highest above the earth and closest to heaven, or…

39. fish n.

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(a) Any animal that lives in the water (as distinct from 'beast' and 'bird'), such as a fish, a shellfish, a frog, a whale, a seal, a crocodile, a beaver, etc.; also fig.; (b) fish-kin, -kind, water…

40. fǒundement n.

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The foundation or substructure of a building.

41. grẹ̄ n.(1)

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(a) A step in a stairway or flight of steps; also, a flight of steps; song (canticle) of gres, one of the Gradual Psalms; gre bi gre, from gre to gre, step by step; (b) a rung of a ladder; also fig.

42. hāre n.

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(a) The common European hare (Lepus timidus); (b) any of the various species of the genus Lepus or related genera; Irish hare, the mountain hare (Lepus variabilis); (c) hare's meat used for food; (d)…

43. ?hōroscopum n.

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Astron. (a) That degree of the ecliptic or zodiac which is arising above the horizon at a given moment, the ascendant; in horoscopo, in the ascendant; (b) ?a system for casting a horoscope or…

44. Jūpiter n.

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(a) The god Jupiter; (b) astron. the planet Jupiter; (c) alch. the metal tin.

45. lābel n.

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(a) A dangling strip of cloth or ribbon used as an ornament in dress; a tab, band; (b) a strip of parchment or paper appended to a document to contain supplementary matter; fig. a corollary; (c) a…

46. lā̆titūde n.

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(a) Breadth as one dimension of an area or solid; (b) area, extent, wideness, cross-sectional area; taken latitude, to spread abroad; (c) cross section; after latitude, across; (d) allowable degree of…

47. līne n.(1)

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(a) A cord or rope; a leash, sounding line, etc.; drauen bi o line, to pull on the same rope, pull together; line wie, a towpath; (b) a fishline; also fig.; hok and line, etc.; ground line [see ground

48. līǒun n.(1)

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(a) A lion; (b) in comparisons: fers (hardi, wod) as lioun; cruel (real, sterne) as a lioun; strongere than a lioun; proudere (wildere) than the lioun; etc.; (c) in phrases: fers (gredi, grim, lothli,

49. lonǧitūde n.

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(a) Length, height; after longitude, along the length (of a man), vertically; (b) geog. the angular distance from a meridian of reference to the meridian of any place; (c) astron. the angular distance…

50. maid(e n. & adj.

Additional spellings: maide
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(a) An unmarried woman, usually young; wif or (nor) maid, wif other maid, maid or wif, maid widwe or wif, wif ne maid ne widwe; (b) a woman, as distinguished from a man; (c) a girl, a young girl; maid

51. maiden n.

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(a) An unmarried woman, usually young; (b) maiden and (ne) wif, widwe wif or maiden, maidenes and wives, man maiden or wif, ne wepman ne womman ne maiden, men wives maidenes, etc.; child maiden, a…

52. mark(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: marke
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(a) The boundary or limit of a field, mountain, forest, etc.; a border between countries or regions; the shore or bank of a sea or river; mark wei [OE mearc-weg], a road that serves as a boundary…

53. Mars n.

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(a) The god Mars; Mars the red; also, in asseverations; (b) astron. the planet Mars; (c) alch. the metal iron.

54. Mart(e n.

Additional spellings: Marte
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(a) The god Mars; also, in exclamations; (b) astron. the planet Mars; (c) warfare, fighting; force of arms.

55. merī̆diā̆n n.

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(a) Midday, noon; (b) the position of the sun at noon; (c) the south; as adv.: in the south.

56. mid-night n.

Additional spellings: midnight
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(a) Midnight, 12 o'clock at night; houre (time) of mid-night, midnight; heigh mid-night, exactly midnight; (b) a the mid-night, at (the) mid-night, to (the) mid-night, at midnight; (c) abouten (the)

57. minū̆t(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: minute
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(a) The sixtieth part of an hour, a minute; also, a moment, an instant; minut while, the space of a minute; a moment; (b) astron. the sixtieth part of a degree; (c) arith. one of sixty parts into…

58. mōbilẹ̄ n.

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Astron. The outermost of the concentric spheres of the universe, the primum mobile.

59. mọ̄der n.

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(a) A female, human parent; mother; -- also used of a goddess; (b) used of animals and birds; moder shep, a ewe; (c) in phrases, cpds., and combs.: at my moder, at my mother's house; fro his moder(es

60. mọ̄n(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: mone
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(a) The moon as a luminous heavenly body; the seventh 'planet' of Ptolemaic astronomy, the planet of the sphere nearest the earth; (b) the moon as the cosmological divider between the earth and the…

61. mōte n.(2)

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Astron. mene mote (motus) [see mene adj. (2) 6.]; verrei mote (motus), a point or angle showing the position of the center of an epicycle, and derived by correcting the mean motus by the equation of…

62. nādir n.

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Astron. An imaginary point in the celestial sphere diametrically opposite to some other point, esp. to the zenith of the sun; also, a representation of such a point on an astrolabe.

63. north-pōle n.

Additional spellings: northpole
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Astron. (a) The fixed zenith of the earth's north pole where it meets the celestial sphere; (b) a group of northern constellations consisting of Ursa Major, Ursa Minor, and Draco.

64. operāciǒun n.

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(a) Work, deed(s, action(s; a military operation; also fig.; don operacioun(es, to perform (one's) deed(s, conduct (oneself), behave; (b) spiritual labor(s; (c) a scientific, alchemical, or magical…

65. oppō̆siciǒun n.

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(a) A location or placement opposite something; (b) a contradiction, contrary opinion or purpose; a reply to a deposition; (c) a formal oral examination; (d) an antidote or remedy; (e) astron. & astro

66. opposit(e n.

Additional spellings: opposite
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(a) The opposite side of an arena, a body, etc.; in the opposit, in or from the opposite end; (b) a diametrically opposed region of the earth, antipodes; (c) in (to) the opposit, in the opposite…

67. plāce n.

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(a) Space, extension in two or three dimensions, room, area; also fig.; biriden so muche place, to ride over so much area, cover so much ground; haven place, have room; occupien place, occupy space…

68. planē̆t(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: planete
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Astron. (a) One of the seven heavenly bodies of Ptolemaic astronomy, including in order from the earth, the moon, Mercury, Venus, the sun, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn; -- also personified; (b) the seven

69. plā̆t(e n.

Additional spellings: plate
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(a) A flat piece of metal or other substance; esp. a sheet of metal, a metal plate or disk; (b) plat of bras (coper, gold, iren, led, silver); plat of lether (ston, tre); iren plat, an iron plate…

70. plǒugh n.

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(a) A plow; also, a plow with its draft animal(s; --also coll.; (b) gates of the plough, furrows; plough lenge, the length of a plowshare; ?the length of a plow; (c) gon (gangan) at the plough, gon

71. quā̆litẹ̄ n.

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(a) Character, nature, state, or condition; an inherent attribute; innere qualite, ?inner state; [quot.: Barth., last, may belong with sense 3.(a)]; outre qualite, outer state; qualite of the colour

72. quart(e n.

Additional spellings: quarte
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(a) A liquid measure of capacity, a quart; (b) a dry measure of capacity, a quart; (c) a unit of liquid measure of ten gallons; (d) a quart container; (e) quart botel (pot), a vessel holding a quart…

73. ram n.

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A male sheep, ram; also, a wether; rames horn (skin, wol); ram skit, as a term of abuse: the droppings of a ram.

74. regard(e n.

Additional spellings: regarde
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(a) A look; appearance; fairest of regard, best-looking; person. swete regard [F doulz regarde], sweet looks; sen a regard unto, to cast a glance at (sth.); (b) a consideration; a judgment; haven

75. respect(e n.

Additional spellings: respecte
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(a) Relationship, relation; in respect of, in relation to (sth.), with respect to; haven respect to, to bear a relation to (sth.), have a connection with; also, correspond to (sth.) [quot.: a1450]…

76. revolūciǒun n.

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(a) Astron. One of the rotations, annual and diurnal, of the heavenly spheres about the earth; also, the orbiting of a planet; revolucioun of the equinoxial, a complete rotation of the celestial…

77. rọ̄te n.(4)

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(a) A root of a tree or other plant; the underground stock of a plant from which new shoots or leaves are periodically produced, a rhyzome, tuber; rote ne braunch; dokke rote [see also dokke n.1.(d)]…

78. scintillacioun n.

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Astron. A twinkling or apparent variation in the brightness (of stars or other celestial objects).

79. scorpiǒun n.

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(a) A member of the order Scorpionida; a scorpion or a creature thought to be one; (b) a figure of a scorpion; (c) a snake similar to a scorpion; (d) a scorpion's sting.

80. seconde n.

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Astron. (a) A sixtieth part of a minute of a degree; (b) a sixtieth part of a minute of time.

81. sē̆nith n.

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Astron. (a) The point in the sky directly overhead, the zenith; also, the part of an astrolabe representing the zenith; (b) the azimuth reading or bearing of a heavenly body.

82. sī̆gne n.

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(a) An indication; proof, evidence; a characteristic, mark; (b) in signe of, as a token of (sth.), as an indication of (sth.); also, as a testimony to (sth.), as a memento of (sth.); in signe that, to…

83. skī(e n.

Additional spellings: skie
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(a) The sky, heavens, firmament; -- often pl.; also fig.; ski of night, darkness, night; al the wateres under the ski, all the rivers, etc. in the world; bi o side of the ski, in the same quadrant of…

84. stāciǒun n.

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(a) A place which one normally occupies: a place of business; an official seat, a see; a garrison; also, the men in a garrison; (b) a place in which something is fixed: an anchorage for ships; the…

85. stāt n.

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(a) A moral or spiritual state or condition; stat of dampnacioun (grace, right, etc.); stat of penaunce (teres), a state of repentance; (b) a mental state, frame of mind; (c) the physical state or…

86. stē̆de n.(1)

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(a) A particular part of space, of definite location though often of unspecified extent; a specific place on land, in the sea, or in the air; an area, a region; a spot, locality; also fig.; (b) a…

87. tē̆rce n.

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Astron. and geom. A sixtieth part of a second of an arc, one thirty-six hundredth of a minute of an arc.

88. tē̆rme n.

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(a) A limit of space or capacity; withouten ani terme, limitless, bottomless;—used fig.; (b) a temporal limit, limit of a span of time; med. the limit of a period of time in which a morbid condition…

89. tōken n.

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(a) A physical object that by virtue of a physical or conceptual similarity is used to represent an action, a concept, state, or superior thing, a symbol; also, a property, esp. color, conventionally…

90. tropik n.

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Astron. Either of the points at which the sun appears farthest from the equator; also, either of the zodiacal signs, Cancer and Capricorn, under which this occurs.

91. twin n.

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(a) One of two children born at a single birth, a twin; pl. two children born at one birth, twins, twin siblings; also, in pleonastic phrases: twein (two) twinnes, twinnes two; (b) pl. two animals…

92. unmẹ̄vāblenesse n.

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(a) The absence of motion, immobility; astron. fixity; (b) steadfastness, constancy.

93. ursa n.

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Astron. The constellation Ursa Major, the Great Bear; ?also, the star group containing both Ursa Major and Ursa Minor; ursa majour.

94. Vēnus n.

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(a) The goddess Venus, esp. in her role as goddess of love; also in asseverations; seinte Venus (b) Venus as the source or instigator of sexuality and sexual activity; also, Venus as the embodiment…

95. Virǧiles n. plural

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Astron. The Pleiades.

96. virǧī̆n(e n.

Additional spellings: virgine
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(a) A young unmarried woman without (or presumptively without) sexual experience, a maiden; also fig. and in fig. context (b) a person of either sex without sexual experience; a woman who has never…

97. Virgō n.

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(a) Astron. & astrol. The zodiacal sign Virgo; also, the section for Virgo on the limb of a planetary equatorium [2nd quot.]; (b) as surname.

98. wā̆ter n.

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(a) Water as a naturally occurring element or substance; water as opposed to the other elements;—also pl.; wateres froren, the ice thought to surround the earth [quot. a1325] (b) precipitation;…

99. wei n.(1)

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(a) An established road, a main thoroughfare, highway; a principal road between cities; a city street; also, the surface of a road, roadbed; brod wei; commune (private) wei; pleine wei, level roadway…

100. wether n.

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(a) A male sheep, ram; a castrated ram; ?also, an adult sheep; also, the flesh of a sheep or ram, mutton (b) a ram used as a sacrifice in religious ritual; (c) the ram which bore the Golden Fleece;…