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1. bē̆nd(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: bende
83 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) A fetter, shackle, chain; also fig.; (b) a band or strap of metal, a hoop, clamp, fastening; (c) a circlet or fillet to confine the hair; (d) a cord for tying or fastening; a bandage, rope, withy…

2. bresten v.

175 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) To be broken, fall apart, break, shatter; bresten atwo, bresten atwinne, bresten in peces, bresten in sunder; (b) to break (sth.), shatter, crush; break (one's arm); ppl. brosten, of grain or…

3. cappe n.

61 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) A headdress, a hat; esp., a small head covering worn under the hood; (b) a priest's close-fitting cap, the coif covering the tonsure; also, any kind of head covering for ecclesiastics; (c) a…

4. crōmb(e n.

Additional spellings: crombe
18 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A crooked staff; a hook; ?also, some type of hooked implement or fixture; welle cromb, the hook attached to a well rope [see welle n., sense 1c.(d)]; (b) surg., a hooklike or curved surgical…

5. dēd adj.

290 quotations in 16 senses
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(a) Of persons, animals, bodies, parts of bodies: dead, no longer alive; also fig.; ben ded, to be dead; (b) of trees, flowers, etc.: dead.

6. dēd adj. as n.

41 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) A dead man, a corpse; pl. dead men, corpses, the dead; dedes office, funeral service; (b) a ghost; (c) one who has died; the ded, the deceased; dedes wille, will or desire expressed by someone who…

7. dēf adj. (& n.)

79 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) Unable to hear; of a person, an ear, hearing: deaf; blind and def, def and blind, def and doumb, doumb and def; (b) as noun: deaf person(s, the deaf; (c) def boren, born deaf.

8. dǒun adv.

219 quotations in 9 senses
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(a) With verbs implying motion: to a lower place, down, downward; also fig.; (b) with verbs implying rest: at a lower place, below, down; also fig.; (c) with verbs of looking, etc.: downward; casten

9. drauen v.

766 quotations in 21 senses
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(a) To pull, tug, draw; pull in harness; (b) to pull (sb. or sth.), drag, tug at; pull up (a drawbridge); (c) to draw or withdraw (a part of the body); (d) to pull (a vehicle), tow (a ship), turn…

10. drīe adj.(1)

207 quotations in 10 senses
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(a) Not humid, moist, or drenched; dry; (b) of land: not flooded or submerged; also, not wet or sodden; comen (driven) to drie lond, to come (drive) ashore; (c) not moistened or soaked; mid (with)

11. flēn v.(2)

76 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) To strip the skin from (a person, a part of someone's body); also, to tear the skin to shreds (by blows, scourging, etc.); to strip (the skin from the flesh); flen of, to flay off (the skin); flen

12. flē̆sh n.

411 quotations in 16 senses
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(a) The flesh of the human body; esp., the muscular, gristly, and glandular portions (as opposed to blood vessels, bones, fat, hair, ligaments, nerves, skin, etc.); (b) corresponding portions of an…

13. 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…

14. fǒul adj.

217 quotations in 9 senses
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(a) Dirty, filthy, soiled; (b) maken foul, to void excrement; (c) foul wei, a muddy road or path; (d) a miry place in a road or street; atte foul, at the muddy place, by the marsh; fair ne foul, for…

15. frẹ̄ adj.

342 quotations in 12 senses
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(a) Of a person: free in rank or condition, having the social status of a noble or a freeman, not a slave or serf; holding one's land in free tenure (i.e., a more or less permanent tenure depending…

16. Frē̆nsh adj.

100 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) Pertaining to France [as constituted at various times], or to Frenchmen; consisting of Frenchmen; associated with France or Frenchmen; Frensh fare, courtly behavior; Frensh flour, the…

17. gaderen v.

213 quotations in 12 senses
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(a) Of people: to come together, assemble, congregate; meet, have a meeting; gaderen abouten, gaderen unto, crowd around (sb.), surround; (b) refl. to come together, assemble; gaderen samen, gaderen

18. girdel n.

61 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) A belt worn around the waist, used for fastening clothes or for carrying a sword, purse, etc.; (b) eken out girdel, to stretch the belt, stuff one's belly; from girdel to hose, the excretory…

19. 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…

20. hẹ̄rd(e n.(3)

Additional spellings: herde
29 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Pl. The coarse part of flax, hards; also, sg. a piece of the hards; (b) hards used in med. & surg.; --?also sg.