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1. scar n.

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Contempt, scorn; to scar, to the shame (of sb.); don to scar, to heap scorn on (sb.).

2. scā̆rsetẹ̄ n.

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(a) Insufficiency, want; dearth, lack; scarcity of food; (b) scarsete of, insufficiency of (sth.); a dearth of (sth., people); (c) smallness of amount, fewness of number; rarity; sparseness of hair…

3. scō̆rn n.

126 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) A feeling or attitude of contempt, scorn; in (o, with) scorn, disdainfully; haven scorn, to scorn (to do sth.); haven scorn of, feel contempt for (sb. or sth.); leten (tellen) scorn of, regard…

4. skeu n.(2)

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Arch. (a) Beveled stone used to form the slope of a gable coping, the offset of a buttress, etc.; a piece of such stone, a skew; skeu scapeled; (b) in cpds. & combs.: skeu assheler, squared, hewed…

5. snak n.

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A ship of some kind, esp. a light, fast ship.

6. sǒundre n.

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A herd of wild swine; soundre of (wild) swine, soundre of hogges; soundre of stares, a flock of starlings.

7. spūchǒur n.

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Naut. A wooden vessel for carrying or bailing water, a bailer.

8. strācūr n.

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?A hunting or tracking dog.

9. straif n.

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= strai n. 1.(a); also, any movable property of which the owner is unknown, waif [quot. 1365 & perh. a few others]; weif and straif.

10. strī̆kāǧe n.

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The action of measuring flour or wine by means of a strickle or measuring vessel.

11. strī̆k(e n.(2)

Additional spellings: strike
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(a) A blow or buffet; (b) a flat piece of wood used in leveling grain even with the rim of the measuring vessel, strickle; strik meted, level-measured, measured by strickle [quots. 1454 and 1465 may…

12. surcō̆t(e n.

Additional spellings: surcote
30 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) An outer coat or overgarment of varying style, freq. of rich material, worn by men, an overtunic; also fig. [quot. a1475]; -- also coll. [quot. a1387]; nethere surcot, a tunic worn under the…

13. surquidrī(e n.

Additional spellings: surquidrie
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(a) Arrogance, pride; presumptuousness; also person.; also, conceit; (b) theol. as a branch of the deadly sin of pride: presumption, arrogance, self-importance; (c) intellectual presumption; (d)…

14. sursengle n.

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A girth for a horse, perh. one that passes over the blanket, the saddle, a pack, etc., surcingle.

15. volupē̆r(e n.

Additional spellings: volupere
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(a) A cloth head-covering, kerchief; (b) a bandage for the head; (c) a winding sheet, shroud; also, a cloth used in Biblical times to wrap the head of a corpse before burial.

16. vultū̆r(e n.

Additional spellings: vulture
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(a) A bird of prey of the family Accipitridae, an Old World vulture; (b) ?as surname.

17. wachet n.

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(a) A shade of blue, light blue; also, cloth of that color; wachet bleu; (b) as surname.

18. wāferer n.

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(a) A maker or purveyor of wafers; also, a household official responsible for the making or obtaining of wafers; (b) as surname.

19. wāǧe n.

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(a) A pledge, guarantee, surety; winter wage, a foretaste of winter, the promise of winter’s approach; holden in wage, to hold (sth.) hostage; (b) a promise or pledge to meet in battle.

20. wāǧǒur n.

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(a) Something pledged or sworn to, a promise, vow (b) an agreement whereby something is pledged on the outcome of a future event, a bet, wager; also, the sum or object held as a surety pending the…

21. waid(e n.

Additional spellings: waide
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The dyestuff made from the plant Isatis tinctoria, woad; also in designations for woad of specific geographical origin.

22. waider n.

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(a) A dyer with or purveyor of woad; (b) as surname.

23. wain n.(2)

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(a) Profit, advantage, benefit; (b) spoils, booty; ?also, victory [2nd quot.].

24. wainǒun n.

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As a term of abuse: a lazy dog, a worthless person.

25. wain-pain n.

Additional spellings: wainpain
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(a) One who earns one’s bread, a servant, laborer; also used contemptuously [1st quot.]; (b) a gauntlet [cp. gain-pain n.]; (c) as surname.

26. wait(e n.

Additional spellings: waite
81 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) A watcher, an observer, onlooker; a covert observer, spy (b) a lookout, watchman, sentinel; a military guard; also, a palace or city guard; also fig.; waites place, a lookout post; (c) a…

27. walop n.

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(a) A gallop;—used only in adv. phrase: a walop, at a gallop; (b) as surname.

28. warance n.

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(a) The plant madder (Rubia tinctorum); (b) ?the plant crosswort (Galium cruciata).

29. warant n.

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(a) One who guards or defends, a protector;—also used of God; also, a champion; drauen to warant, to resort to or betake oneself (to sb. or Christ) as a protector or for protection;—also refl. (b)…

30. ward(e n.

Additional spellings: warde
190 quotations in 7 senses
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(a) Keeping, care, custodial possession; safekeeping, storage; protection, preservation; maintenance; sauf ward [see also sauf adj. 6.(c)]; ward store, provisions, stores [prob. by reanalysis of warne

31. wā̆rde-brāce n.

Additional spellings: wardebrace
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A piece of armor for the arm.

32. warde-cors n.

Additional spellings: wardecors
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(a) A cloak, mantle; also, a tunic; (b) a bodyguard; also, an attendant, esquire; (c) as surname.

33. wardein n.

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(a) A guardian, protector, defender; a rescuer, preserver; also fig. and in fig. context; also, a heavenly patron; a guardian angel (b) one who is responsible for guarding, safeguarding, or attending…

34. warde-rōbe n.

Additional spellings: warderobe
46 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A room for the storage of clothing, armor, and similar articles; a closet; a dressing room; also in fig. context; also, a private chamber or small apartment (b) a stock or supply of clothing;…

35. warisǒun n.

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(a) A reward or payment bestowed by a superior in exchange for some service; also used iron. [quot. a1470]; also, specif. a reward in the form of property (b) heavenly reward; hevenli warisoun,…

36. warnestōr(e n.

Additional spellings: warnestore
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(a) Provisions of foodstuffs, provender; ?also, the action of provisioning [1st quot.]; pl. stores, supplies; in warnestor, in storage, in stock, on hand [last quot.] (b) military supplies, including…

37. warrok n.(2)

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(a) A girth for a horse; (b) a wedge or twisting stick used to tighten the lashings on a scaffold; (c) ?as surname [perh. belongs to warrok n.(1)].

38. wasp n.

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(a) An insect of one of the superfamilies Vespoidea and Sphecoidea, esp. a member of the genus Vespa, a wasp or hornet; also in fig. context; wasp been, ?waspish, aggressive bees; waspe(s nest (b) in…

39. waspail n.

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(a) Chaff and other matter remaining after threshing, used as fodder; (b) as surname.

40. wā̆st(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: waste
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Uncultivated or uninhabited land; wilderness, desert; also, a tract of uncultivated, barren, or desolate land; ?also, a parcel of land left fallow or untended [quot. a1467].

41. wẹ̄r(e n.(5)

Additional spellings: were
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(a) A feeling or personal condition of doubt or uncertainty; also, hesitancy, indecision; double wer, a state of doubt or indecision between two alternatives; in (a) wer, in a state of doubt or…

42. wernard n.

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(a) A deceiver, dishonest person; (b) as surname.

43. wer(re n.

Additional spellings: werre
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(a) Large-scale military conflict between countries, peoples, rulers, etc. or between factions or forces within a single country, war, warfare;—also pl.; wer faringe, q.v.; open (pleine) wer, open…

44. wiket n.

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(a) A small door, usu. set within a larger door or gate; a small doorway; also fig.; also, an opening into a beehive [quot. ?1440]; wiket gate (b) an opening in a wall, a window [sometimes difficult…

45. wīle n.(1)

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(a) An act of deceit, a deception, trick; an underhanded scheme, a subterfuge; a plot, machination; also, a clever maneuver, tactic, cunning strategy; also person. [quot. c1400(?a1387)]; wile and

46. wimble n.

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(a) An auger used in woodworking, a gimlet, wimble; also person.; axel-man wimble, a wheelwright’s wimble; frensh wimble, ?a specially adapted variety of wimble associated with French designs or…

47. wimple n.

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(a) A woman’s headdress covering the top, back, and sides of the head, including the cheeks and chin, and wrapped so as to cover the neck; also, a veil; also, a wimple as part of a nun’s official…