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1. accident n.

52 quotations in 4 senses
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Something that happens or occurs; a fortuitous happening.

2. actūā̆l, -ē̆l adj.

Additional spellings: actuel
22 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) Of things, conditions, emotions, qualities: existing in fact, real; of actions: really done; (b) surg. real (as opposed to potential); actual cauterie, a cauterizing operation involving the…

3. advocacīe, advō̆cātie n.

Additional spellings: advocatie
5 quotations in 1 sense
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Law (a) the activity of a professional pleader in courts of law, advocacy; (b) the advocacy performed by a prosecutor, a charge or accusation; (c) theol. intercession or advocacy on behalf of a sinner…

4. akennen v.(2)

19 quotations in 2 senses
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Produce, give rise to (sth.); pass. develop, arise.

5. āliē̆n n.

31 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) A member of a foreign nation or country, a foreigner; (b) a foreign resident or merchant, an alien; an alien born; (c) theol. a stranger or transient.

6. āliēn, ālien adj.

37 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) Of nationality, domicile, or provenience: foreign (ruler, merchant, etc.); foreign (country); foreign (goods, ship, etc.); (b) of a religious establishment: granted or subject to a foreign…

7. aliēnen v.

35 quotations in 4 senses
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Law (a) To transfer or surrender one's title to property or rights, alienate (property or a right); alienen awei; alienen in fe simple (taille); (b) to divert (property to a different purpose).

8. alighten v.(1)

64 quotations in 6 senses
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To descend from a position: (a) get off, dismount; alighten (doun) of; descend (from the cross, from heaven); (b) of light or lightning: descend, issue (from the sky); (c) of the sea: alighten lou

9. alleǧǧen, allēgen v.(1)

Additional spellings: allegen
62 quotations in 4 senses
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Law To make a formal declaration in court, either by way of bringing a charge, in defense against a charge, in support of a right, or in justification of a claim; alleggen matier, present evidence…

10. allegorīe n.

14 quotations in 2 senses
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Theol. One of the four methods or levels in the interpretation of Holy Writ [i.e. the literal (temporal), spiritual (allegorical), moralizing (tropological), and mystical (anagogical)]: spiritual…

11. amendāble adj.

2 quotations in 1 sense
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Theol. (a) Susceptible to betterment or salvation; (b) capable of inducing betterment or salvation.

12. amend(e)ment n.

Additional spellings: amendement
53 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) Correction or rectification (of a bad situation, a fault, an error, etc.); bringen in amendment, set to rights; stonden upon amendment, be subject to correction; on amendment, ?on pain of a fine…

13. amē̆nden v.

167 quotations in 13 senses
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(a) To remedy (a lack, a fault, a bad situation); correct, rectify, right (a wrong, an injustice, an error); (b) to correct or emend (a text, etc.); used ironically in Wycl.Papa.

14. amē̆nde(s n.

Additional spellings: amendes
36 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) Reparation, retribution, amends (as for an offense or crime, or for harm done); don, maken, paien amende, make amends, compensate; -- often with of phrase; (b) reparation demanded by, or owing to…

15. amendinge ger.

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(a) Correction; righting (of a wrong); med. rectification (of a condition); emendation (of a text); (b) repairing, mending.

16. angin n.

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(a) Of a period of time: the beginning; (b) the onset (of a disease); (c) activity, behavior.

17. an(n)unciāciǒun n.

Additional spellings: annunciacioun
16 quotations in 2 senses
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Theol. (a) The announcement of the incarnation of Christ, made by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin; (b) the church festival commemorating that event (March 25); (the feste of) the anunciacioun of our

18. answēre n.

59 quotations in 5 senses
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A reply to an inquiry or request; maken answere, yeven answere (ayain), to reply, give an explanation; quethen to answere, say in reply; final answere, definite answer or decision.

19. answēren, -ien v.

Additional spellings: answerien
119 quotations in 10 senses
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(a) Intransitive To give a reply; answeren ayain, reply; answeren and sain (quethen); (b) transitive with the reply as direct object: to reply (sth.); -- with obj. or obj. clause; (c) intransitive

20. appelllable adj.

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Theol. rightly so named, capable of being so designated.

21. apprōpriāble adj.

1 quotation in 1 sense
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Theol. appropriately applied, attributable.

22. aredden v.

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To deliver or save (a person, a country, etc., as from bondage, captivity, a siege, an enemy); liberate, set free, relieve; -- also without obj.; often with of (with) phrase.

23. arēren, arẹ̄ren v.

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

24. arīsing ger.

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(a) Rising, getting up; (b) theol. resurrection; final arising, general arising, the resurrection at Judgment Day; (c) elevation; a projection; (d) of heavenly bodies: rising above the horizon…

25. assẹ̄th n.

43 quotations in 3 senses
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Fulfillment, satisfaction, reparation; maken (don) asseth, give satisfaction: (a) fulfillment of a wish, expectation or requirement; (b) fulfilling of a need; (c) satisfactory answer to a question or…

26. assīse n.

166 quotations in 12 senses
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(a) A session of a court charged with the deliberation and disposition of civil actions (esp. actions concerning land tenure and imprisonment); the deliberations of such a court (the gathering of…

27. assumpten v.

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Theol. (a) ben assumpt(ed, be received in Heaven, be taken to Heaven; assumpten bodili, be received in body; in bodi assumpt, in the body as received in Heaven; (b) ascend (to Heaven).

28. bāle n.(1)

75 quotations in 5 senses
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Evil-doing; a misdeed.

29. biddinge ger.

53 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) Requesting, pleading, wishing; a request, plea, entreaty, wish; (b) advice, suggestion.

30. bidel n.

39 quotations in 3 senses
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One who makes announcements or carries messages and performs other services on the authority of a lord, court, guild, etc.; herald, town crier, summoner; bidel hod, a beadle's hood; bidel land (a…

31. bīen v.

163 quotations in 9 senses
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(a) To purchase (sth.), acquire by purchase; buy (a slave, etc.); bien raunsum, pay for (the release of a prisoner); bien ayen, buy back, reclaim; (b) bien bargain, bien of light chepe, to buy (sth.)…

32. bifōre(n prep.

Additional spellings: before, biforen, beforen
148 quotations in 8 senses
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Of position or location: (a) in front of; ahead of, at the head of; (b) along (the coast); (c) in advance of.

33. biginning(e ger.

Additional spellings: beginning, biginninge, beginninge
81 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) The process of coming into existence; the Creation (of the world, etc.); the first biginning; (b) the process of being born, birth; (c) origin; source; taken biginning, originate, arise; -- with…

34. bihōten v.

Additional spellings: behoten
200 quotations in 6 senses
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To promise (sth.); promise (to do sth.); -- (a) with obj.; (b) with clause; (c) with inf. phrase.

35. bilẹ̄ven v.(2)

Additional spellings: beleven
64 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) Theol. To believe (in a doctrine, in God, etc.); -- with in, on, upon, to, into phrase; (b) to profess (a deity).

36. biyēten v.

Additional spellings: beyeten
87 quotations in 7 senses
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(a) To acquire (property, goods, etc.), get possession of, get; biyeten togedre, accumulate; lele, right bigeten, gotten rightfully, wrong biyeten, ill-gotten; (b) to get control over (a country, a…

37. blasfēmen v.

18 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) To utter blasphemy against (God, Christ, etc.); -- with or without obj.; (b) theol. to speak or act in a manner offering insult to God, commit blasphemy.

38. blasfemīe n.

23 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) Uttered insult or irreverence to God, blasphemy (against God or anything holy; also, against heathen gods); a kind or example of blasphemy; (b) theol. any action, belief, or utterance offering…

39. blessen v.

146 quotations in 7 senses
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(a) Of God, Christ: to bestow divine favor upon (sb., sth.), confer divine blessing upon (sb.); endow with (sth.); make (a nation, the earth) flourish or prosper, grant well-being or success; bless…

40. blis(se n.

Additional spellings: blisse
122 quotations in 6 senses
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(a) A happy condition of existence; well-being, prosperity, good fortune; ?happiness caused by well-being or prosperity; blis and bale, good fortune and misfortune, happiness and misery; sone of blis

41. blọ̄d n.(1)

297 quotations in 12 senses
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(a) Blood; drauen blod, to draw blood; leten blod, sheden blod, spillen blod, shed blood; cause bloodshed, take life; as red as blod; (b) leten blod, to bleed (a person), phlebotomize; fig. to wound…

42. bodilī(che adv.

Additional spellings: bodiliche
36 quotations in 3 senses
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Of living beings: with respect to, or by means of, the body or the 'flesh' (as distinct from the spirit); physically; sen bodili, see with one's eyes; don sinne bodili, sin in the 'flesh'; helen

43. bọ̄k n.(1)

229 quotations in 10 senses
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(a) Any collection of sheets or leaves, bound or unbound, making up a volume of writings; a book as a material object; (b) bok bindere, one who binds books; bok haspe, a clasp for the covers of a…

44. borwehōd, -hēd n.

Additional spellings: borwehed
4 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Law The giving of surety, suretyship; (b) theol. the act of redeeming, redemption.

45. braunch n.

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A branch or twig of a tree, vine, or other plant; a frond of a palm; also fig.; braunch of pes, the olive branch brought by the dove to Noah; braunch gaderer, one who prunes or gathers branches.

46. brēkinge ger.

83 quotations in 11 senses
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(a) The act or fact of the breaking, crushing, or tearing (of an object); also, a fragment, a tear (in cloth); (b) fracturing or fracture (of a bone or limb); (c) theol. Christ's breaking of bread.

47. brēthen v.(1)

33 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) To breathe; draw breath, take a breath; exhale, expel (breath); brethen out; (b) refl. or intr. of warriors: to catch one's breath, take time out, delay.

48. brēthinge ger.

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(a) Respiration, breathing; exhalation; brethinge ese, breathing in comfort, respite; (b) inhaled or exhaled air, breath.

49. brīd-āle, brīdal n.

Additional spellings: bridale, bridal
42 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) Wedding feast; (b) brid-ale cloth, festive wedding dress; brid-ale hous, bridal chamber.

50. brīd(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: bride
34 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) A young woman about to be married or just married, bride; also, a woman recently married, young wife; wife; (b) brid bed, nuptial couch, marriage bed; (c) brid clothes, festive wedding dress.

51. brīd-gǒme, -gọ̄me n.

Additional spellings: bridgome, bridgome
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(a) A young man about to be married or recently married; bridegroom, husband; (b) theol. of Christ: spouse in mystical union with Christendom or with a saint.

52. brim-stōn n.

Additional spellings: brimston
34 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) The mineral sulphur; (b) quik brim-ston, native or virgin sulphur; ded brim-ston, sulphur which has been rendered inert; poudre of brim-ston, flowers of sulphur; brim-ston water, water containing…

53. chaf n.

68 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) The refuse of grain, i.e. the straw, the ears, and the husks; chopped straw used as fodder, bedding or stuffing, or in making bricks; (b) barli chaf, bene chaf, ote chaf, whete chaf, barley straw…

54. chaier(e n.

Additional spellings: chaiere
64 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) A comfortable seat, such as a chair, armchair, couch, or lounge; long chaier; (b) a sedan chair or litter; (c) chaier of esement, a stool for relieving oneself; (d) chaier boue, ?the frame of a…

55. cherubin n.

36 quotations in 2 senses
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Theol. An angel of the second order (ranking below a seraph) in the hierarchy of nine orders; angel cherubin; also used allusively of the Evangelists for their wisdom. [Cherubs stand beside God's…

56. chẹ̄sen v.

327 quotations in 12 senses
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(a) To select or choose (sth. or sb.) as suitable or agreeable; chesen out; chesen the best, make the best (of sth.); chesen at wille, choose freely; to dethe icoren, destined to die; (b) to choose or…

57. chīld n.

360 quotations in 14 senses
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(a) A young child, a baby; child infaunte, litel (smal, yong) child, ; beren child, to give birth; (b) an unborn child, a fetus; unborne child; (c) ben (mid) with child, gon with child, to be…

58. chōsling n.

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Theol. One of the elect.

59. circumcisiǒun n.

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A religious rite of Jews and Mohammedans: removal of the foreskin, circumcision [corresp. in significance to baptism among Christians]; holden, kepen circumcisioun, observe the rite of circumcision…

60. circumincessiǒun n.

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Theol. a term describing the mutuality within the Trinity (literally 'going around').

61. clēpen v.

196 quotations in 11 senses
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(a) To speak; call, shout; clepen out; clepen of, talk about (sth.); of birds: to sing; (b) to speak (to sb.); -- with to, upon phr.; (c) to say (sth.); utter (words, blasphemy, etc.); call (a name)…

62. cǒminge ger.

63 quotations in 4 senses
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Arrival, approach, coming; visiting, a visit; also, a gathering [quot.: c1390].

63. commū̆naltẹ̄ n.

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(a) The people of a country, county, city, etc.; a people, nation; a commonwealth, community; (b) theol. communion; communalte of .. seintes.

64. comprehenden v.

81 quotations in 7 senses
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(a) Of an area: to contain or include (sth.); (b) to enclose (sth. in an area).

65. condempnāciǒun n.

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(a) Theol. Damnation; (b) sentencing or conviction, as for an offense; a sentence; (c) a penalty or punishment imposed by sentence.

66. condempnen v.

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(a) To pass adverse judgment upon (sth. or sb.), regard as evil or guilty; condemn, criticize; (b) to bear witness against (sb.), accuse; denounce (one person to another).

67. confǒunden v.

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(a) To harass, rout, defeat, or annihilate (an adversary); harass (a person or people); (b) to frustrate (sb.); refl. defeat (oneself); (c) to harm or destroy (sth.); refute (a doctrine).

68. confūsiǒun n.

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(a) Destruction, ruin; death; bringen to confusioun; (b) a source or cause of ruin; (c) theol. perdition, damnation.

69. congrūence n.

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(a) Fitness, appropriateness; (b) convenience; (c) theol. adequacy of deserving behavior (as distinct from condignity, q.v. in OD).

70. consecrāciǒun n.

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(a) Ritual dedication to God; consecration (of a place of worship, of oil for sacramental use, etc.); (b) ordination (of a bishop) to sacred office.

71. consistōrie n.

37 quotations in 4 senses
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Eccl. (a) The court of a diocese for adjudication under canon law, bishop's court; also, a session of such a court; consistorie session; (b) the senate of cardinals, the consistory.

72. cō-ordinātī̆f adj.

Additional spellings: coordinatif
1 quotation in 1 sense
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Theol. having a coordinating effect, harmonizing.

73. coronāl n.

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(a) A precious circlet, often of gold and gems, worn about the head for ornament or to show rank; a coronal, coronet, diadem; (b) such a circlet worn about a helmet; (c) theol. an aureole or halo.

74. corǒunen v.(1)

99 quotations in 11 senses
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(a) To crown (sb.) ceremoniously, invest with sovereignty; (b) corounen (sb.) king, corounen to kinge, corounen to the kingdom, to crown (sb.) as king, etc.; (c) crouned king, etc., a king that has…

75. cǒvenaunt n.

102 quotations in 8 senses
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An agreement between parties binding them to certain provisions; a compact (as of betrothal or marriage), a pact (as of peace); maken (a) covenaunt; binden to covenaunt; holden covenaunt, kepen

76. cǒvenaunten v.

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(a) Of two parties: to agree upon or pledge (sth.); (b) to agree to (sth.); pledge (sth. to sb.); (c) to stipulate or demand (sth.); (d) to require or order (sb. to do sth.).

77. crọ̄k n.

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(a) Any tool, implement, or utensil consisting of, or having as an important part, a curved piece of metal or hook, such as a grappling iron, a pot hook, a reaping hook or sickle, ?a hoe, ?a fork, a…

78. dai n.

714 quotations in 15 senses
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A period of 24 hours, a natural day; dai natural; a daies space, a whole day; daies bred, daily bread; prime of the dai; etc.

79. dampnāble adj. (& adv.)

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(a) Reprehensible, blameworthy; deserving of condemnation; (b) harmful, damaging.

80. dampnāblelī adv.

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(a) In a manner deserving condemnation; (b) theol. in a manner deserving or incurring damnation or punishment.

81. dampnāciǒun n.

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(a) Judicial condemnation; sentencing, conviction; also, death sentence; hous of dampnacioun, ?a law court or tribunal; (b) doom, ruin, injury.

82. dampnen v.

95 quotations in 5 senses
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To pass adverse judgment upon (sth., sb.); condemn or repudiate (a doctrine); object to or condemn (a practice); ban (a book); blame, censure or criticize (sb.).

83. dampning ger.

7 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Law Judicial condemnation, sentencing; a sentence; (b) theol. damnation; a curse.

84. dēd adj. as n.

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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…

85. dẹ̄men v.

258 quotations in 17 senses
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(a) Law To pass judgment on (sb. or sth.); judge, adjudicate; (b) to render judgment, judge; -- with prep. phr.; (c) demen dom, to pass judgment, render a verdict, impose a sentence; also, sit in…

86. desperāciǒun n.

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Loss or lack of hope or confidence; despair, desperation, despondency.

87. 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.

88. dette n.

92 quotations in 8 senses
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(a) Whatever one owes another in goods, money, tribute, rent, dues, or the like; a debt; paien (quiten, yelden) dette, to pay a debt; borwen dette, incur a debt; axen dette, demand payment of a debt…

89. dispensaciǒun n.

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(a) Power to dispose of wealth; (b) eccl. stewardship; (c) physiol. function.

90. dọ̄mes-man n.

Additional spellings: domesman
46 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) The chief officer of a law court, a judge or magistrate; a ruler of the Hebrews before the kingdom; also, one who has the power to render judgment; (b) an arbiter; (c) domes-man sete, a judge's…

91. ē̆lecciǒun n.

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The action of choosing; choice, free choice; selection.

92. elevātī̆f adj.

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Theol. having an uplifting effect, elevating.

93. enǧendren v.

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Of progenitors: to beget or have (offspring); of offspring: to be begotten, born, or descended.

94. essencia, -ie n.

Additional spellings: essencie, ensencie
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(a) Phil. Substance, or true being, as distinguished from accidental qualities; (b) theol. divine essence or being; that in respect of which the three persons of the Trinity are one.

95. figūren v.

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(a) To have a certain shape, form, or appearance; -- pass.; (b) to shape (oneself), to assume the shape or appearance of (someone); -- refl.; (c) wel figured, faireste figuren, etc., well shaped, etc…

96. fīnāl, -all, -el adj.

Additional spellings: finall, finel
51 quotations in 3 senses
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Pertaining to the end or close of something: (a) occurring at the close or end (of life, the world); concluding, last, ultimate; (b) lasting or continuing until death; (c) finite, not eternal; (d) in

97. flaumen v.

46 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) To emit flames, to be afire, to blaze; ppl. flaumbed, blazing, intense; (b) flaumen of (on, with) fir, to blaze; (c) to give off (fire, light, sparks); flaumen doun, to shed (light) downward.

98. 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…

99. fọ̄n v.

104 quotations in 12 senses
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(a) To grasp or seize (something), take hold of, pick up; fon on, fonto; (b) fon armes, to take up arms, become a knight; fon rest, find rest; fon the cross, take the cross, go crusading; fon to

100. fō̆rme n.

249 quotations in 17 senses
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(a) The physical shape of something, contour, outline; the figure or shape (of a person), body; also fig.; (b) forme and shape, shape or forme, forme and shafte, etc.