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1. arēren, arẹ̄ren v.

132 quotations in 15 senses
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(a) To raise (sth.) to a vertical position; to set upright; areren up; (b) of a horse: to rear.

2. astiren v.

11 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) ben astired, to be stirred up, excited, aroused; (b) to provoke (strife); (c) to raise (the dead).

3. bī̆nden v.

371 quotations in 19 senses
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(a) To tie (sth.) up, as with a cord; bind (sheaves); gather or hold together, as with a girdle; tie (a bag, purse) shut; tie off, as with a tourniquet; (b) to tie or fasten (sb., sth. to sth. else)…

4. bishīnen v.

Additional spellings: beshinen
24 quotations in 3 senses
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Of the sun: to shine upon (sth.); bishinen upon; illuminate (darkness).

5. blọ̄dī adj.

57 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) Of blood, consisting of blood, full of blood; of the eyes: bloodshot; (b) physiol. the four blodi humoures, the four humors, formed from the blodi lompe and flowing in the bloodstream; blodi

6. bō̆dī n.

336 quotations in 14 senses
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(a) The whole physical frame of a living being; physique, body; bodi-lich, body [cp. līch body]; assaien bodi, test (one's) physique or physical prowess; (b) build, stature, figure; (c) bodi and

7. cọ̄len v.(1)

36 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) To become cool or cold, cool off; (b) to make or let (sth.) cool off; (c) to refresh (oneself), cool off; -- refl. or intr.

8. cọ̄lnesse n.

6 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Low temperature, coldness; (b) physiol. predominance of 'cold' primary quality [see cold adj. 7]; or a morbid condition caused by it; (c) predominant 'cold' quality (of a planet).

9. dẹ̄de, dēde n.

293 quotations in 13 senses
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(a) An action, a deed; god dede, ivel dede, etc.; see also almes dede, est dede, man dede, mis dede; (b) a marvelous act, miracle; also, a feat of magic; (c) a favor, kindness, service; (d) ?an…

10. derk adj.

137 quotations in 6 senses
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(a) Of a room, the underworld, the grave, etc.: lacking illumination; dark, dusky, dismal; also fig.; (b) of the atmosphere, the weather, etc.: dark (night); lowering, threatening (clouds, weather)…

11. dēth n.

329 quotations in 12 senses
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Loss of life; dying, death as an event; deth of the bodi, deth of lif; dout (dred) of deth, fear of dying; paien the dette of deth, to die as man must die; dethes cares, throes of death.

12. drast n.

46 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) Dregs, lees; sediment, scum; -- usually pl.; (b) the refuse of grapes after the juice has been pressed out; drastes of honi, wax; (c) dirt, refuse; also, garbage (?or mast) fed to hogs; (d) fig.

13. drīen v.(1)

100 quotations in 7 senses
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(a) To make (sth.) dry; dry (oneself, one's clothes); evaporate the moisture from (sth.); (b) to dry (sth.) by wiping, wipe dry; wipe away (tears); dry (one's eyes); (c) to make (moisture) evaporate…

14. eie n.(1)

490 quotations in 19 senses
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(a) The organ of vision, the eye; (b) bodili (erthli, fleshes, fleshli, outer) eie.

15. eie-sight n.

Additional spellings: eiesight
44 quotations in 5 senses
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The sense of sight, the capacity for seeing, eyesight; erthli eie-sight, fleshes eie-sight.

16. fẹ̄den v.

128 quotations in 7 senses
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(a) To supply (a person, an animal, etc.) with something to eat or drink; to furnish with a meal; to feed; (b) to supply (the young) with milk from the breast; to nurse, suckle; (c) to partake of food…

17. flọ̄d n.

150 quotations in 7 senses
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(a) A flowing body of water; river, stream; the flod of Temse, the River Thames; the channel or current of a river; ston of flod, river stone; (b) the sea; salt flod, se flod, a sea or ocean; (c) any…

18. frẹ̄sen v.

69 quotations in 4 senses
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Of the weather: to be cold enough to freeze water, to be severely cold; it freseth, the frost freseth, it is freezing weather, it freezes.

19. ful-fillen v.

Additional spellings: fulfillen
139 quotations in 7 senses
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(a) To fill (a container, a room, etc.), fill up; fig. pervade, fill; cover (a surface) fully or abundantly; (b) physiol. fill (with 'humors'); (c) fill (with emotion, the Holy Ghost, wisdom, etc.)…

20. grẹ̄ne adj.

208 quotations in 6 senses
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(a) Green, of the colour of grass; (b) of the skin or complexion: green; also, pale, colorless, livid; gul and grene, pale and grene; (c) as symbolic of inconstancy or envy; (d) grene cloth, the…

21. harden v.

51 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) To make (sth.) physically hard or rigid, harden; provide (sth.) with a hard edge or point; harden into, change (sth.) into (sth. else) by hardening; (b) to make (sth.) encrusted or hardened (on to…

22. hēte n.(1)

190 quotations in 7 senses
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(a) Heat; warmth from the sun, a fire, etc.; in chele and in hete, in hete and in cold, in all circumstances; (b) fig. of emotions, virtue, sin, devotion, etc.: intensity, ardor; (c) excessive heat…

23. līf n.

595 quotations in 10 senses
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(a) Animate existence, vitality, life; also, the vegetable and animal life effected in a human being by the natural or vital spirit [cp. ld.]; also personified; lif and deth, the entire fate (of sb.)…

24. līflī adj.

45 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) Living, existing, alive; lifli werking, ?action of existing; (b) living and life-giving; -- usually spiritually.

25. maister n.

474 quotations in 6 senses
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(a) A high official, civil or military; a governor, ruler, leader; also, of a ship: maister of the flete, the flagship; (b) applied to God, Christ, a heathen god; (c) one in charge of a guild…

26. putten v.

1280 quotations in 42 senses
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(a) To push, shove, thrust; strike a blow, smite; putten with fet, trample, kick; putten with fet and hondes, thrust with feet and hands; putten ayen, push against (sb.); stumble against (sb.); putten

27. rau(e adj.

Additional spellings: raue
93 quotations in 8 senses
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(a) Uncooked; -- also in allegorical context [quot.: c1390]; (b) of cream: not thickened by cooking, uncooked; (c) of clay or a clay vessel: unfired, unbaked.

28. sā̆d adj.

312 quotations in 12 senses
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(a) Sated, surfeited; satisfied; ben sad of, to be weary or tired of (sb. or sth.); (b) as noun: satiety, weariness.

29. sẹ̄then v.(1)

176 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) Of a liquid, a substance: to be heated to the boiling point, boil, seethe; of solid food: be boiled in a liquid; of a person: be immersed in a boiling substance; of a vessel: be heated until the…

30. sharp adj.

308 quotations in 14 senses
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(a) Of a weapon, tool, etc.: sharp of edge, keen; of a spear, pick, needle, thorn, etc.: sharp of point; also fig. [quot.: c1400 Bk.Mother 38/27]; (b) in proverbial or traditional comparisons; --…

31. sharpnes(se n.

Additional spellings: sharpnesse
100 quotations in 6 senses
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(a) Sharpness, keenness; also fig.; also, prickliness; (b) the sharp point of a spear, knife, etc.; the sharp edge of a sword, an ax, or a surgical instrument; the tapered end of an egg or the heart…

32. 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…

33. skil n.

340 quotations in 11 senses
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(a) The intellectual faculty, reason; also person.; wit and skil; (b) skil wille (lereth, mot sen), reason demands (teaches, might discover); skil witnesse, reason; -- ?error for skil-wisnes n.; a

34. smẹ̄k(e n.

Additional spellings: smeke
38 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) Smoke produced by a burning or smoldering substance; aromatic smoke of incense; a column or cloud of smoke; a variety of smoke; also fig.; also in proverbs; smek hous, a smokehouse; -- used fig.

35. smōke n.

94 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) Smoke produced by a burning or smoldering substance; also fig.; smoke and smorther (smolder), smorther and smoke; (b) a puff, cloud, or column of smoke; ben on a smoke, to be emotionally…

36. spending(e ger.

Additional spellings: spendinge
38 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Money, spendable wealth, that which may be spent; haven (spenden) spending; (b) provisions; (c) the act of paying out money or wealth; also, an expenditure, expense; at other spending, at…

37. spē̆ten v.

55 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) To spit out saliva; spit (in someone's eyes, on the earth, etc.); eject (spittle); also fig.; also, emit (sparks); spit (fire); speten oute; ppl. spetinge, spitting; -- ?used fig. [last quot…

38. spē̆ting(e ger.

Additional spellings: spetinge
14 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) The action of spitting out saliva; (b) spitting as a gesture of contempt; foul of speting, befouled from being spat upon; (c) saliva, spittle; phlegm; (d) physiol. the action of raising and…

39. spitten v.(1)

59 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) To spit out saliva, expectorate a liquid; spit (in someone's eyes, on sth., etc.); also, of sparks of fire: shoot out; (b) to spit out (blood, pennies, etc.); also fig.; also, exhale (fiery…

40. stē̆de n.(1)

440 quotations in 14 senses
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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…

41. stẹ̄men v.

6 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Of a scent: to be emitted; (b) physiol. of the body: to emit or generate vapor; ben stimid, of granules in urine: ?be exhaled or generated; (c) to burn, blaze; of the eyes: gleam, glow; (d) to…

42. 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

43. stoppen v.

235 quotations in 12 senses
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(a) To obstruct (a street, lane, passage, an entrance, etc.) with a physical barrier, block; close (a port), prevent access to; blockade (the sea), close to traffic; block (someone's way); also fig.

44. tempren v.

216 quotations in 10 senses
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(a) To be mixed (with sth.); combine (ingredients), blend (a mixture of ingredients); also, be mixed with (sth.) [quot. c1400 Why werre]; tempren (al) togeder, tempren up; (b) tempren with, to mix…

45. thikkenes(se n.

Additional spellings: thikkenesse
57 quotations in 7 senses
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(a) One of the three dimensions of a solid object, depth as opposed to length and breadth; also fig.; also, the diameter of a spherical object; (b) comparatively great depth; comparatively great…

46. thing n.

699 quotations in 17 senses
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That which exists by itself, a substance; a kind of substance.

47. tọ̄̆dēlen v.

64 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) To divide (land, treasure, etc.) into lots, apportion; also, allocate (sth. to sb.), give; physiol. of a vein: distribute (nourishment, blood, etc. to a part of the body or throughout the body)…

48. tọ̄̆shēden v.

28 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) To separate (persons); (b) to part (hair), ?comb; (c) to cause (vapor) to precipitate (into rain, hail, etc.); precipitate (vapor) out of the air.

49. 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…

50. unkīndelī adj.

49 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) Not in accord with the regular course of nature, unnatural, extraordinary; of medical treatment: unusual, unorthodox; in unkindeli time, prematurely (b) of a plant: developing, as by suckers, in…

51. unsōde ppl.

5 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Uncooked, raw; (b) physiol. not heated by the body as part of the digestive process, undigested.

52. 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,…

53. warmen v.

48 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) To feel a sensation of warmth or increasing warmth, be or become warm (b) to be characterized by increasing perceptible warmth, grow temperate or mild; (c) to protect oneself from the cold, keep…

54. warmnes(se n.

Additional spellings: warmnesse
9 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Heat, warmth; also fig. and in fig. context; (b) physiol. metabolic heat, bodily warmth; (c) a comfortable state; specif. prosperity, material wealth.

55. wā̆ter n.

710 quotations in 19 senses
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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;…

56. wā̆terī adj.

63 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) Characterized by abundant precipitation, rainy (b) full of water vapor; humid; (c) consisting of naturally occurring water or water vapor; wateri moisture (shoures); (d) possessing the essential…

57. werk n.(1)

563 quotations in 23 senses
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(a) A discrete act performed or undertaken by someone, (someone’s) deed; coll. & pl. (one’s) individual acts, deeds, or actions, the things one does or has done in one’s life, (one’s) doings; also…

58. werking(e ger.(1)

Additional spellings: werkinge
192 quotations in 10 senses
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(a) The doing of an act or action; acting (in a certain way), (one’s) behavior; also, that which one does or has done, (one’s) acts or doings; an act, a deed; werking togeder; a merveillous werking

59. wernen v.(1)

132 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) To be stinting (b) to deny a request to (sb.); (c) to refuse to give or share (sth.); refuse (sth. to sb., sb. sth.);—occas. with obj. in gen. or of phrase; also, refuse (sb. a request); (d) to…

60. wē̆t n.

71 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) Water as a naturally occurring substance; water as a medium for preparing recipes, soaking, etc.; also, a fluid with properties similar to those of water (b) a naturally occurring body of water,…

61. 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;…

62. wil(le n.

Additional spellings: wille
440 quotations in 15 senses
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(a) The appetitive and volitional faculty of the soul;—often as contrasted with reason, imagination, etc.; also in fig. context; also person.; volition; also, the soul in its appetitive operations…

63. wīndī adj.(2)

34 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) Of a time, season, etc.: characterized by frequent or strong winds (b) of a storm: accompanied by or consisting of strong winds; of a cloud: turbulent; of a vapor: full of wind, airy; also,…

64. 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

65. wọ̄s(e n.(2)

Additional spellings: wose
26 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) The expressed juice or sap of a plant, root, fruit, etc.;—often used medicinally; also, liquid extracted from animal dung used as a medicine; bark wos, an infusion of tan bark; celidoine wos

66. wọ̄sen v.

17 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) To escape in minute quantities through pores or similar openings, through a permeable substance, etc., be exuded; of groundwater: well up, trickle forth; wosen oute (b) physiol. to pass in minute…

67. yēven v.

1371 quotations in 35 senses
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(a) To give alms, gifts, etc., give something voluntarily, make a gift; give generously (to sb.); give alms, gifts, etc. (to sb.) in response to a request; also, in partitive construction: yeven of

68. yēving(e ger.

Additional spellings: yevinge
69 quotations in 15 senses
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(a) The action of conveying possession of something of one’s own or over which one has authority; the act or practice of gratuitous giving, conferring, donating, bestowing, or rewarding; giving as…