Dictionary: AE – AFE

• AE
n. 1. 896 obs. – a river, a running water 
n. 2. c975 obs. – law, esp. the law of nature, or of God; hence, legal custom, rite, marriage

• AEDICULE
n. 1832 – a small house or room; also, a niche for a statue 

• AEDILE
n. 1541 – a person in charge of urban housing and building; a municipal officer 

• AEDITUATE
vb. 1646 obs. rare – to fulfil the office of temple keeper, or an office likened to this 

• AEFALD
adj. 1796 Sc. – single-minded, simple-hearted, honest, faithful 

• AEFALDNESS
n. 1911 Sc. – uprightness; sincerity 

• AEFAULD
adj. a1000 – free from duplicity; sincere, honest, faithful; plain, straightforward 

• AEFAULDLY
adv. 1. a1000 obs. – once, singly 
adv. 2. a1000 obs. – in a simple manner; plainly, straightforwardly 
adv. 3. 1472 Sc. – in a truthful and sincere manner; without duplicity; honestly, faithfully 

• AEGAEDE;  AEGEDE
n. c1200 obs. – luxury 

• AEGER
adj. 1835 UK sl. rare – of a student or pupil: excused from attendance at classes, etc., on account of illness 
n. 1852 UK sl. – a note certifying that a student is ‘aeger’

• AEGIS
n. 1. c1425 – a shield, or defensive armour
n. 2. 1760 – a protection, or impregnable defense; the backing or support of a person or thing

• AEGRITUDE
n. a1400 rare – sickness

• AEGROTANT
adj. 1880 rare – sick, excused from some duty on account of sickness
n. 1865 obs. – a sick person, an invalid

• AEIPATHY
n. 1721 obs. rare – a chronic or unremitting disease

• AELUROPHILE
n. Bk1991 – a lover of cats

• AELUROPHOBIA
n. Bk1991 – an abnormal fear of cats

• AEMULE
vb. 1595 obs. rare – to emulate

• A-END
n. 1. 1942 Brit. sl. – the end; the final part 
n. 2. 1955 Aust. sl. – the back or tail end

• AENEAN
adj. 1664 obs. rare – brazen 

• AEOLINA
n. 1829 – a mouth organ or harmonica, comprising metal plates enclosing free reeds 

• AEOLIST
n. 1704 rare – a pretender to inspiration or spiritual regeneration 

• AEOLISTIC
adj. 1882 – long-winded

• AEON
n. 1647 – an age of the universe; an immeasurable period of time; the whole duration of the world, or of the universe; eternity

• AEONIAL
adj. 1800 – age-long, eternal, everlasting

• AEONIAN
adj. 1664 – eternal, everlasting

• AEONIC
adj. 1829 – age-long

• AEONIST
n. 1806 obs. rare – a person who believes in the eternal duration of the world

• AEQUOREAL
adj. 1647 rare, chiefly poetic – marine, oceanic

• AERARIAN
n. 1828 obs. – in ancient Rome: a Roman citizen of the lowest, unenfranchised class, who paid only a poll tax

• AERATED
adj. 1912 colloq., chiefly Brit. – very lively, highly animated; overexcited; angry, irate

• AERATION
n. 1578 obs. rare – exposure to the open air; open air life

• AEREOUS
adj. 1594 obs. – of the nature of air; airy

• AERIAL
adj. 1. 1581 – unreal, imaginary; fanciful, other-worldly
adj. 2. 1995 US sl. – used as a modifier for any sexual position where at least one participant is off the ground
n. 1649 obs. – a creature or spirit of the air; an aerial being

• AERIAL ARCHITECTURE
n. 1750 obs. – building ‘castles in the air’; a daydreaming

• AERIALIST
n. 1778 obs. – an excessively bookish or intellectual person

• AERIALITY
n. 1854 – airiness; insubstantiality

• AERIAL PING-PONG
n. 1947 Aust. colloq. – a jocular (frequently derisive) name for Australian National Football 

• AERIAN
adj. 1618 rare – belonging to the air or atmosphere

• AERIATED
adj. 1974 colloq. – of a person: overexcited; angry, irate

• AERICAL
adj. 1660 obs. rare – aerial; existing in the air; unsubstantial

• AERIE
adj. 1586 – spiritual, incorporeal, unsubstantial, visionary
n. 1. 1581 – a residence or retreat perched high on a rock or mountain side
n. 2. 1594 – the brood in the nest; the young of a bird of prey; fig. a noble stock of children
vb. 1616 obs. – to build a nest

• AERIFACTION
n. 1824 obs. rare – exposure to air; aeration

• AERIFIED
adj. 1821 obs. – insubstantial, fanciful, affected

• AERIFORM
adj. 1828 – unsubstantial, intangible, unreal

• AERIOUS
adj. 1594 obs. – of the nature of air; airy

• AERISH
adj. a1642 obs. – of the weather: cool, fresh, breezy, chilly

• AERO
vb. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – to travel in an airplane

• AEROACROPHOBIA
n. Bk2008 – fear of open, high spaces

• AEROBAT
n. 1. 1879 obs. – a flying machine
n. 2. 1929 – a person who performs aerobatics
vb. 1930 rare – to perform aerobatics

• AEROBATE
vb. 1835 rare – to walk as if on the air

• AEROBATICS
n. 1. 1879 obs. rare – aviation
n. 2. 1915 – evolutions performed with an aeroplane, esp. for display

• AEROBICIZE
vb. 1982 – to perform aerobic exercise

• AEROBICIZED
adj. 1983 – physically toned by aerobic exercise 

• AEROCAR
n. 1910 – an aircraft; a (proposed) flying car 

• AERODONE
n. 1907 rare – a glider 

• AERODONETICS
n. 1907 rare – the science concerned with flight, esp. gliding and aviation

• AERODROME
n. 1. 1891 hist. – an aeroplane
n. 2. 1902 rare – a place where a balloon or flying machine is housed; a hangar

• AERODROMIC
adj. 1896 hist. – pert. to flying-machines, or travel in the air

• AERODROMICS
n. 1891 – the art of constructing and using flying-machines

• AERODYNE
n. 1906 – a heavier-than-air aircraft; an aeroplane 

• AEROGNOSY
n. 1847 obs. rare – the science that deals with the properties of air

• AEROGRAM
n. 1. 1890 obs. – a message sent by (an imagined) aircraft or airline
n. 2. 1899 – a message sent by radio
n. 3. 1919 rare – a telegram conveyed on part of its journey by aeroplane

• AEROGRAPHY
n. 1735 hist. – the study of the air or atmosphere

• AEROMANCER
n. c1400 rare – one who practices divination by air; a weather-prophet 

• AEROMANCY
n. 1393 – divination by air or by things in the air, as clouds, birds, etc., including augury; later, weather-forecasting, meteorology

• AEROMANTIC
adj. 1635 rare – belonging to divination by air

• AEROMOTIVE
n. 1865 rare – a heavier-than-air aircraft; an aeroplane

• AERONAT
n. 1903 rare – an airship, a dirigible

• AERONAUSIPHOBIA
n. 1. Bk2008 – fear of airplanes
n. 2. Bk2008 – fear of vomiting due to airsickness

• AERONAUT
n. 1. 1784 – one who sails through the air, or who makes balloon ascents; a balloonist 
n. 2. 1790 – a gossamer spider which floats on films

• AERONAUTICA
n. 1. 1753 – aerial navigation; aeronautics
n. 2. 1966 – collectable objects associated with flying or the history of aviation; objects d’art, prints, etc.

• AERONAUTISM
n. 1847 obs. rare – the art or practice of balloon flight 

• AERONEF
n. 1. 1861 rare – a lighter-than-air flying machine, a balloon, esp. a dirigible balloon, an airship 
n. 2. 1903 rare – a heavier-than-air flying machine, esp. an aeroplane 

• AEROPHAGIA
n. Bk2008 – fear of swallowing air

• AEROPHILATELY
n. Bk1991 – the collecting of airmail stamps

• AEROPHOBE
n. 1966 – a person who is afraid to travel by air 

• AEROPHOBIA
n. 1. 1754 – the dread of air, or the movement of air
n. 2. 1771 rare – dislike of fresh air; an irrational fear of draughts
n. 3. 1966 – the fear of air travel

• AEROPHOBIC
adj. 1. 1879 rare – sensitive to the movement of air
adj. 2. 1885 – averse to or suspicious of fresh air
adj. 3. 1977 – afraid of air travel
n. 1978 – a person who is afraid of air travel

• AEROPHOBY
n. 1775 – the dread of air

• AEROPLANE
n. 1930s Aust. sl. – a bow tie 
vb. 1906 rare – to fly or travel in an aeroplane

• AEROPLANE BLONDE
n. 1990s sl. – a woman who is not a natural blonde

• AEROPLANE DRESS
n. 2000s sl. – a dress with a long slit reaching the groin

• AEROPLANE SKIRT
n. 2000s sl. – a skirt with a long slit reaching the groin

• AEROPLANIST
n. 1906 rare – a person who flies an aeroplane; a pilot

• AEROPLEUSTIC
adj. 1827 rare – relating to the use of large sails for providing motive power to boats and land vehicles and to individuals in flight

• AEROSCOPY
n. 1755 rare – divination by observation of the sky

• AEROSE
adj. 1702 obs. rare – of the nature of copper or brass; coppery, brassy

• AEROSOL ART
n. 1988 – graffiti; art produced using aerosol spray paint

• AEROSPHERE
n. 1799 rare – the body of air that surrounds the earth; the atmosphere

• AEROSTAT
n. 1. 1784 rare – a balloon or other machine capable of supporting weight in
the air
n. 2. 1788 rare – an aeronaut or balloonist

• AEROSTATION
n. 1784 – the art of raising and guiding balloons in the air

• AERUGINOUS
adj. a1425 – of nature or colour of verdigris, or copper rust

• AERUGO
n. 1. a1398 obs. – the rust or mildew of plants
n. 2. 1664 – the rust of copper or brass, verdigris; occasionally used for the rust of metals generally

• AERUMNOUS
adj. 1658 obs. rare – full of trouble; troubled, distressed 

• AERWENE
adj. 1205 obs. rare – hopeless, desperate, rash, heedless

• AERWITTE
adj. 1205 obs. rare – witless, unwise

• AERY
adj. 1. a1398 rare, poetical usage – airy; breezy; exposed to the air
adj. 2. 1586 – spiritual, incorporeal, unsubstantial, visionary

• AERY-LIGHT
adj. 1667 obs. rare – light as air 

• AESCULAPIAN
adj. 1604 – belonging to Aesculapius (the god of medicine), or to the healing art; medicinal 
n. 1694 rare – a physician; a medical practitioner 

• AESCULAPIUS
n. 1586 rare – the Roman god of medicine; hence, a physician

• AESOP
n. 1996 US sl. – in poker: any player who tells stories while playing

• AESOPISM
n. 1845 – a condition, story, practice, or other feature characteristic or reminiscent of Aesop 

• AESTABLE
adj. 1727 obs. rare – belonging to summer

• AESTER-SIDE
n. 1898 Sc. – the eastern side 

• AESTHETE;  ESTHETE
n. 1866 – one who professes a special appreciation of what is beautiful, and endeavours to carry his ideas of beauty into practical manifestation

• AESTHETICAL;  ESTHETICAL
adj. 1797 – relating to the philosophy or theory of beauty

• AESTHETICIAN
n. 1. 1829 – one skilled in or devoted to aesthetics; a professor of taste
n. 2. 1965 – a person who administers beauty treatments; a beautician 

• AESTHETICIZE
vb. 1864 – to render aesthetic, or agreeable to a refined taste; to refine

• AESTIFEROUS
adj. 1727 obs. rare – ebbing and flowing as the tide

• AESTIVAL
adj. 1. 1386 – belonging to summer, or the summer solstice
adj. 2. 1613 – appearing or produced in summer

• AESTIVATE
vb. 1623 rare – to spend the summer; to retire for the summer 

• AESTIVATION
n. 1625 rare – the passing or spending of the summer; summer retreat or residence 

• AESTIVE
adj. 1607 rare – belonging to summer; hot or burning 

• AESTUANT
adj. 1440 rare – boiling; heaving with heat 

• AESTUATE
vb. 1620 obs. – to boil; to heave; to surge up like the tide 

• AESTUATING
adj. 1674 obs. – boiling; heaving with heat 

• AESTUATION
n. 1605 obs. – feverish disturbance, boiling up, ebullition 

• AESTUOUS
adj. 1708 rare – agitated, as with heat or tide; heaving 

• AESTURE
n. 1614 obs. rare – agitation, commotion; an instance of this 

• AEVITERNAL
adj. 1596 – everlasting, endless, eternal

• AEVITERNALLY
adv. 1608 – endlessly, eternally 

• AEVITERNITY
n. 1596 – eternal existence, everlasting duration, eternity 

• AEVUM
n. 1660  rare – an aeon, an age, eternity

AF
n. 1974 S. Afr., derogatory – a Black African 

• AFACE
adv. c1860 rare – in face, in front 

• A-FACTOR
n. 1988 Antarctica usage – the ‘Antarctic factor’, which explains any and all unexpected and added difficulties encountered 

• AFAINT
adj. 1834 – in a weakened or enfeebled state; tired, fatigued; weak and dizzy; close to losing consciousness; faint 
adv. 1878 – in a fainting state 
vb. c1400 obs. – to make faint; to enfeeble 

• A FAIR TREAT
1911 Aust. & NZ sl. – exceedingly well

• AFAITE
vb. 1. c1230 obs. – to affect, to influence, to incline, to dispose, in any way 
vb. 2. c1230 obs. – to bring into any shape, to fashion, to mould; to adapt or prepare to or for a purpose 
vb. 3. 1297 obs. – to reduce, to subdue 
vb. 4. 1393 obs. – to tame 
vb. 5. 1475 obs. – to affect with disease 
vb. 6. 1483 obs. – to fit out, to array, to dress 

• AFAITEMENT
n. 1. c1300 obs. – training, proper behaviour, breeding 
n. 2. c1400 obs. – preparation or treatment 

• AFALD
adj. 1. c960 obs. – simple, sincere, without duplicity; honest 
adj. 2. c1000 obs. – single, singular, sole, only 

• AFALDLY
adv. 1. c1175 obs. exc. Eng. dial. – singly, simply 
adv. 2. 1533 obs. exc. Eng. dial. – with single-heartedness, sincerely, truly 

• AFALL;  AFALLE
vb. 1. c1000 obs. – to fall down, to fall in battle; to fall upon as a destroyer
vb. 2. a1121 obs. – to fall in amount, price, estimation, rank, moral state
vb. 3. 1205 obs. – to fell, to strike down, to cut down, to lay low 

• AFAME
vb. 1375 obs. rare – to defame

• AFAMISH
vb. 1568 obs. – to afflict with hunger or famine; to starve

• AFANC
n. 1573 – in Welsh mythology: an aquatic monster; also, an otter or beaver identified as such a monster

• AFANG
vb. 1. a1000 obs. – to take by force or authority; to seize, to apprehend
vb. 2. a1000 obs. – to come into possession of; to be the recipient of; to receive

• AFARE
vb. a1000 obs. – to depart

• AFEAR
adj. c1375 rare – in a state of fear or apprehension; afraid, scared
adv. c1386 obs. exc. Eng. dial. – in fear
conj. 1552 obs. exc. Sc. – for fear, lest
vb. a1000 obs. exc. Eng. dial. – to frighten, to terrify, to make afraid

• AFEARD;  AFEARED
adj. c1000 – affected with fear or terror; frightened, afraid

• AFEDE
vb. c1000 obs. – to feed, to nourish

• AFEED
vb. c1000 obs. – to feed, to nourish; to bring up, to rear

• AFEIR
adv. c1386 obs. exc. Eng. dial. – in fear

• AFEL
n. c1200 obs. rare – strength, physical force

• AFELL;  AFELLE
vb. c1000 obs. – to fell, to strike down, to kill; to cast down, to lay low; to destroy

• AFER
n. 1. a1398 obs. – an African
n. 2. 1667 – the south-west wind

• AFERE
adv. c1386 obs. exc. Eng. dial. – in fear
vb. a1000 obs. exc. Eng. dial. – to frighten, to terrify, to make afraid

• AFERROM
adv. c1380 obs. – from afar; from a distance

• AFEYNTED
adj. 1393 obs. – rendered faint, enfeebled


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