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1. almes(se n.

Additional spellings: almesse
144 quotations in 7 senses
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(a) Anything given to relieve those in poverty or distress, any charitable gift or offering, alms; an allotment of alms; eten almes, be dependent on alms; gan on almes, liven bi, of almes, live on…

2. bannen v.

50 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) To summon (troops) by proclamation; assemble (a fighting force); bannen out; (b) to assemble (a fleet) for an attack; (c) to gather (arms), make ready; to man or make ready (a castle).

3. -ē̆r(e suf.(1)

Additional spellings: -ere
2 quotations in 2 senses
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Forming agent nouns from nouns and verbs, esp. also names of persons engaged in a trade or profession. (a) Inherited from OE: e.g. bōk-ere scribe [OE bōc-ere, from bōc document, charter], salt-ere

4. gāble n.(1)

30 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A gable of a building; also, a façade; (b) gable ende, gable wal, gable wough, the end wall surmounted by a gable, gable end; gable forke, a gable; gable windou, a window in a gable; (c) in place…

5. hasp(e n.

Additional spellings: haspe
41 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A fastening for a door, gate, chest, etc.; a hasp; up bi the hasp, unfastened, unlatched; barre and hasp, stapel and hasp; (b) a fastening for a garment or a helmet; ?a buckle, ?a lace; (c) a hank…

6. hough n.(1)

49 quotations in 2 senses
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A promontory, cliff; mountain or high hill with steep sides; bi hilles and houes, in hurstes and houes, over hil and hough, over hill and mountain, everywhere.

7. in prep.

1422 quotations in 30 senses
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(a) Inside (a solid object); immersed, or partly immersed, in (a fluid substance); enclosed in (fire, the air, etc.); (b) into (a solid, liquid, etc.); (c) in or into the surface of (sth.), pierced or…

8. Īrish n.

25 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) The Irish people; Irish soldiers or army; wilde Irish; (b) the Irish language; (c) ?Irish linen; (d) as surname [some examples may be OF irais, wrathful, bad-tempered].

9. messen v.(1)

6 quotations in 1 sense
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To celebrate mass; ppl. imassed, of mass: celebrated or sung; -- impers.

10. mis n.

129 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) Sin, sinfulness; guilt, culpability for sin; evil, wickedness; withouten mis, sinless, innocent; withouten mis of this man, he being sinless, innocent as he was; (b) a sin, an evil deed; criminal…

11. mis- pref.

1 quotation in 1 sense
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A prefix with a wide range of pejorative meanings: evil(ly, sinful(ly, wicked(ly, false(ly, unjust(ly, illegal(ly, bad(ly, harmful(ly, painful(ly, wrong(ly, incorrect(ly, mistaken(ly, unwise(ly…

12. pī̆ken v.(1)

195 quotations in 10 senses
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To work with a pick or other digging implement; --also refl.; dig (sth.); break up (land, a field); dig up (weeds); piken awei, dig up (weeds); undermine (a foundation); piken oute, dig out (stones…

13. pōke n.

37 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A sack, pouch, bag [in some quots. perhaps a measure of quantity, but see quot.: a1500]; pissinge poke, provande poke, sond poke [see pissinge, provende, sond]; (b) a full, elongated type of…

14. 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

15. rī̆che adj.

383 quotations in 8 senses
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(a) Of persons: rich, wealthy, prosperous; also, having sufficient wealth; for richere for poverer, whether richer or poorer; on riche reue, in a wealthy condition, among wealthy people; (b) riche of

16. sak n.

150 quotations in 9 senses
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(a) A sack, bag; also fig.; sak and ston, completely; (b) a sack for grain or flour; (c) a sack for money or valuables; also, a purse; (d) cook. a sack or bag used in kneading dough; pl. a culinary…

17. sā̆l(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: sale
29 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) The main hall of a palace, castle, or mansion; also, a heavenly hall; in sal; (b) the persons present in the hall; (c) a room, chamber; a dwelling; (d) a tent; (e) used fig.; (f) ?a set of…

18. slingen v.

41 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) To throw (sb. or sth., esp. into a place or in a specified direction), hurl, fling; also, fell (an adversary) in battle; also, raze (a city); slingen abouten, swing (sb.) around; slingen doun

19. sǒund(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: sounde
25 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A body of water; also, a channel; ?also, a device used for measuring the depth of water [quot. ?c1475, 1st]; (b) swimming; also, the ability to swim; on sound, engaged in swimming; (c) the…

20. sparre n.

45 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A piece of timber used in building; a rafter, beam; a board; -- also coll.; firre sparre; hilinge of sparres, a roof; joininge of sparres, a roof or building; maister sparre, a main beam or…