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1. alōe(s n.

Additional spellings: aloes
23 quotations in 1 sense
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Aloe: (a) the tree; (b) the juice or resin of the tree, aloes; (c) med. the drug aloes; aloe caballinum (cicotrine, epatik).

2. drōpe n.(1)

92 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) A drop of liquid; drope of blod (deue, rein, water, win, etc.); deues drope, reines drope, etc.; a drop of medicine; (b) on (a, an) drope, a single drop; no drope, not a drope, nought on (o)

3. flẹ̄n v.(1)

251 quotations in 9 senses
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(a) To retreat, run away, flee; flen awei, awei flen; also fig., of the sea: to roll back; (b) to flee (an enemy), run away from; (c) as inflected infin. (?also as ppl.) preceded by to; (d) flen fro

4. forbẹ̄den v.

191 quotations in 8 senses
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To prohibit (an action, a practice, a sin), to forbid (someone to do something);--usually with personal indirect object: (a) with that clause, usually neg. & subjunctive, as direct object; (b) with…

5. hōlen v.(2)

29 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) To make a hole; pierce (sth.); bore through (sth.); (b) ppl. holed, provided with a hole or holes, pierced, perforated; (c) med. to cause (skin) to ulcerate; ppl. holed, ulcerated, festered.

6. ivel adj.

300 quotations in 7 senses
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Wicked, depraved, sinful: (a) of persons, the soul; ivel man, etc.; (b) of a spirit; ivel gost, an evil spirit, a devil; the Devil; (c) of an action; ivel dede, ivel werk; (d) of speech; ivel speche,

7. ōld(e adj.

Additional spellings: olde
702 quotations in 20 senses
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(a) Of living beings: near the end of the normal span of life, advanced in age; also, of children: of an age late in childhood, pre-adolescent; (b) used disparagingly; (c) old man, a man well-advanced…

8. ọ̄̆ther adj.

677 quotations in 14 senses
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(a) Second of two; second, another; on other; ech other dai (yer), every second day (year), every other day (year); (b) other dai, the second day; swich (slik) on other, a second of the same kind…

9. prǒud adj.

228 quotations in 8 senses
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(a) Guilty of the sin of Pride; haughty, arrogant; also, obstinate, rebellious; (b) proudest of pride, supremely proud; proud as lucifer; proud herte, proud heart; -- also as surname or epithet; maken

10. quenchen v.

211 quotations in 5 senses
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To extinguish (sth.); -- freq. in fig. context: (a) to extinguish (fire, sth. burning); (b) to extinguish (light, a candle, lantern, etc., the sun); (c) to cool (heat, sth. hot, an inflammation, a…

11. quik-silver n.

Additional spellings: quiksilver
34 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Metallic mercury, quicksilver; alch. an agent used in the alchemical process and associated with the planet Mercury; med. as a medicine or component of medicines; (b) deth of quik-silver

12. rēdī adj.(3)

361 quotations in 12 senses
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1a. (a) Prepared, ready; (b) prepared or ready (to do sth.); (c) redi to, prepared or ready for (sb. or sth.); also, ready to perform (sth.) [quot.: a1425]; redi for (til, unto), prepared for (sth.)…

13. rō̆ting(e ger.(1)

Additional spellings: rotinge
35 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) The process of decomposition of animal or vegetable matter; the process of putrefaction in a corpse; also fig.; (b) that which is rotten, rottenness; (c) fig. spiritual decay: roting in sinne.

14. setten v.

1640 quotations in 40 senses
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(a) To make (sb.) sit, seat (sb.); also, with partitive construction: setten of..over heigh setle, fig. seat (someone's offspring) upon (his) high throne, make to rule; setten adoun (doun, up), make…

15. shitten v.

193 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) To close (a door, window, gate, etc.); also, close the gates of (heaven) [quot.: PPl.B]; shitten faste; (b) ppl. shitte, closed, shut, not open; (c) shitten ayenes, to shut (a gate) against (sb…

16. shō̆t n.

99 quotations in 7 senses
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(a) A missile, such as an arrow, a dart, spear, cannon projectile, etc.; also fig.; -- often coll.; shot of honde, darts, javelins, etc.; casting shot, a missile; sheten (oute) shot; (b) coll. weapons…

17. stiring(e ger.

Additional spellings: stiringe
166 quotations in 10 senses
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The action of moving or wriggling something.

18. stōn n.

682 quotations in 19 senses
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(a) A discrete piece of rock, esp. one of small or medium size; a stone, pebble; also, a large discrete piece of rock, a boulder; a standing stone, monolith; (b) a ston(es cast, the throuinge of a

19. stō̆nden v.(1)

1462 quotations in 46 senses
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(a) To assume or maintain a standing position, stand upright; stand in a place; -- also used of an idol [quot. a1480]; also, be on foot (as opposed to on horseback); (b) stonden afote, stonden on fot

20. tẹ̄ne n.(2)

183 quotations in 6 senses
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(a) Injury, harm, wrong; also, an injury; o (in) tene, wrongfully; (b) don (timbren, werken) tene, to do harm; do harm (to sb.); also, do an injury (to sb.); (c) reproach, insult; shame.

21. tīme n.(2)

847 quotations in 22 senses
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(a) Temporal duration; the duration of the world;—also pl.; worldes time; fulnesse (ful-filling, plente) of time, the full measure of time, appointed time; thinges of time, temporal things; under the

22. tọ̄ adv.(1)

166 quotations in 11 senses
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In expressions of motion: (a) to a place; to this place, here; to that place or person, there; also used redundantly following prep. phrase with to [last 2 quots.]; hard in goinge to, hard to get at…

23. tọ̄̆ prep.

2479 quotations in 47 senses
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In phrases with verbs of motion expressed or implied: (a) onward to and into (a place, structure, the body or a part of the body, etc.); also with adv. or clause as obj. [quots. c1275 (2nd) & ?c1425]…

24. tō̆nge n.(1)

62 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) A double-armed instrument, usually hinged, for manipulating objects too hot or too difficult to hold; a pincers, pliers, pair of tongs;—often pl.; also fig. and in fig. context; fir tonges; paire

25. unkīnd(e adj.

Additional spellings: unkinde
196 quotations in 7 senses
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(a) Not in accord with the regular course of nature, unnatural, bizarre; of weather: unseasonable, unusual; of an act: against human nature; of an animal’s behavior or actions: uncharacteristic…

26. unknitten v.

45 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) To untie (a knot), undo; also, fig. untangle (the knot of a question), solve (b) fig. to undo (the knot or bond of marriage, love, etc.), cause to come apart; also, of the knot joining lovers:…

27. unwīselī adv.

21 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) In a foolish manner; rashly, carelessly; imprudently, injudiciously; also, ?for behaving foolishly, imprudently, etc. [quot. a1500(?a1400)] (b) unskillfully, incompetently; med. with verbs of…

28. unwǒunded(e ppl.

Additional spellings: unwoundede
10 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Unhurt, not wounded, unscathed; also in fig. context; (b) med. not ulcerated.

29. warm adj.

93 quotations in 6 senses
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(a) Of the sun, a fire: radiating a considerable degree of heat (b) of weather, wind: characterized by pleasantly warm temperatures, mild, balmy; ?also, hot, scorching [last quot.]; (c) of a day,…

30. wē̆t adj.

150 quotations in 8 senses
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(a) Consisting of moisture, flowing, fluid, wet, liquid;—freq. used pleonastically of liquid substances: wet se (teres), reines (teres, wateres, etc.) wet (b) full of moisture; of cheese: ?fresh;…

31. whīt n.

118 quotations in 12 senses
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(a) The color white, white as the color opposite to black; also, a pale or whitish color; also, whiteness, whiteness as the opposite of blackness; her. ?the color argent; bright (shininge) whit, a…

32. whīt adj.

655 quotations in 18 senses
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(a) Of a substance, structure, an object: white in color; whitish, pale-colored, light-colored; of the moon, a star: silvery-white; of a book or register: bound in a white or light-colored binding; of…

33. wīld(e adj.

Additional spellings: wilde
319 quotations in 11 senses
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Of a person, the flesh, etc.: (a) lacking in restraint, undisciplined; unmanageable, recalcitrant; riotous, rowdy; headstrong, rash, impetuous; also, ill brought up, unruly;—used of a child; wild

34. with prep.

1153 quotations in 39 senses
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Directly opposite to (sth.) in space or location, facing over against; face with face, mouth with mouth, neb with neb, face to face; fighten honde with honde, to fight hand to hand, fight in close…

35. withseien v.

100 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) To speak against someone or something, make a protest; voice opposition (to sb. or sth.); also, med. give a contraindication [last quot.] (b) to oppose (sb. or sth.) verbally; also, denounce (sb.…

36. wọ̄d(e adj.

Additional spellings: wode
298 quotations in 8 senses
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(a) Of persons or other sentient beings: insane, mentally deranged, of unsound mind, out of one’s mind; wod man, a madman; wod sik [OE wōd-sēoc], insane, mad; brain wod, out of one’s mind; waxen wod