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1. clēthen v.

73 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) To put clothing on (sb., the body, the flesh), dress; clethen in (with), to clothe (sb., one's body) in (a particular garment or kind of garments); (b) refl. to put on one's clothes, get dressed…

2. gāte n.(1)

239 quotations in 6 senses
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(a) A gateway; a gate of a city, castle, house, etc.; also, a doorway; flod gate, a floodgate; (b) the movable barrier which closes off a gateway; one of the valves of a double gate; ?a portcullis…

3. grippen v.

32 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) To take hold of (sb. or sth.) with the hands; grab, grasp, snatch; --also refl.; (b) grippen out, to pull out (sth.); grippen to, seize (sth.), hold onto (sth.); grippen up, dig up (the ground)…

4. heigh adj.

758 quotations in 11 senses
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(a) High, lofty, big, tall; heigh der, stag; heigh got, he-goat; heigh halle (hous, bold), large house [often connoting pride and ostentation]; heigh hors (stede), fine tall horse [also, like heigh

5. hẹ̄rd(e n.(2)

Additional spellings: herde
114 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) A herdsman; a keeper of cattle, hogs, horses, goats, or any kind of livestock; asse herd, aver herd, calf herd, colt herd, cou herd, gelde herd, gos herd, got herd, hog herd, hors herd, lomb herd,

6. neighen v.(1)

218 quotations in 12 senses
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To advance, move forward, move close: (a) in space or position; -- with adverbial constructions: neighen bi, to move by (sth.), come by; neighen hider, come here; neighen neigh, neighen nerhond,

7. next(e adj.

Additional spellings: nexte
140 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) Nearest in position or distance; neighboring, adjacent, contiguous; closest (to sb., sth., or a place); next wei, the most direct route, shortest way; (b) closest (to profits or benefits); (c) of…

8. quēthen v.

177 quotations in 6 senses
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With direct discourse: (a) with a direct declarative, imperative, or exclamatory quotation: to say (sth.), command, exclaim; (b) quethen to (til, unto), with direct quotation: to say (sth.) to (sb.)…

9. 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…

10. shẹ̄ pron.

165 quotations in 3 senses
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As anaph. or pers. pron.: (a) the female person referred to, she; (b) used pleonastically, or for emphasis; (c) with antecedent in apposition following: she; she this, usu. translating L haec or ista

11. shulen v.(1)

1416 quotations in 35 senses
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(a) To owe (sb. money, a debt, etc.); owe (tribute to sb.), have to pay (a sum to the king or an official); shulen to, owe (tribute) to (the government); also, owe (a duty, fee) for (the customs…

12. sǒupen v.(1)

63 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) To drink or swallow; drink in small mouthfuls, taste, sip; also, be sipped or drunk; also, slurp [quot. c1475 Babies' Bk.]; soupen of, drink (sth.), sip, swallow; also [quot. c1470], fig. extract…

13. thẹ̄̆ def. art.

963 quotations in 13 senses
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Referring to a specific member of a class and used anaphorically, pointing to a person or thing previously mentioned: the, this, that; with plural: the, these, those: (a) with noun; also with adj. as…

14. thurven v.

172 quotations in 13 senses
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(a) Of a candle: to be necessary (for sb.), be needed, avail; (b) impers. hit thare, used parenthetically: it is necessary; (c) ?impers. thurte, he experienced (no lack of knights at his disposal).

15. tọ̄̆hōlden v.

2 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) To reinforce (a hall) against attack; (b) toholden in ech half (everi side), to approach (people) from all sides, surround [could also be construed as post-posed prep. plus holden v.(1)].

16. underyẹ̄de v.

15 quotations in 5 senses
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Went to the help of (sb.), sustained or supported.

17. uniðor n.

3 quotations in 1 sense
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No good end or purpose, mischief; on uniðor, to no good end, unprofitably; to uniðor, astray, amiss.

18. vīne-yē̆rd n.

Additional spellings: vineyerd
48 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A vineyard; also, a pictorial representation of a vineyard [quot. a1398]; vine-yerd of plesire, ?a vineyard designed for recreational or aesthetic purposes; vine-yerd silver, a customary rent paid…

19. wē̆l n.

26 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A deep pool or turbulent whirlpool, as in the sea; also, a rushing stream, torrent; also fig. (b) a pit; an infernal pool or pit; also fig.; also, the pit or abyss of hell; helle wel; (c) in…