Dictionary: OBM – OBZ


• OBMISS
vb. to leave out; to omit …1490 obs. rare

• OBMIT
vb. to leave out; to omit …1541 obs. rare

• OBMURMURATION
n. a murmuring against something …1604 obs.

• OBMUTESCENCE
n. a becoming (wilfully) mute, speechless, or dumb; the act of obstinately remaining mute …1646

• OBMUTESCENT
adj. remaining mute …1876

• OBNEBULATE
vb. to obscure as with a mist; to befog, to cloud …c1540 rare

• OBNECTION
n. “a fast knitting, as in marriage” …1656 obs. rare

• OBNIXELY
adv. earnestly, strenuously …1641 obs. rare

• OBNIXIOUSLY
adv. earnestly, strenuously …1632 obs. rare

• OBNO
adj. obnoxious …1979 Amer. students’ usage
n. an obnoxious, loud, crude person …1979 Amer. students’ usage

• OBNOC
n. a crude, obnoxious person …1970s US students’ sl.

• OBNOXIETY
n. the state of being subject or open to anything harmful, or undesirable …1656 rare

• OBNOXO
n. a crude, obnoxious person …1970s US students’ sl.

• OBNUBILATE
adj. covered or darkened as with a cloud; overclouded; obscured …1560 obs.
vb. to darken, dim, cover, or hide with or as with a cloud; to overcloud; to obscure …1583

• OBNUBILATION
n. the act of darkening or fact of being darkened as with a cloud; obscuration …1610

• OBNUBILOUS
adj. overclouded; cloudy, indistinct …1432-50 obs. rare

• OBO
n. 1. an observation balloon …1925 sl.
n. 2. police surveillance; surveillance; observation; a lookout …1933 UK sl.

• OBOE
n. the penis …1990s sl.

• OBOF
n. an ‘Old Buffer Over Forty’ …1916 military sl.

• OBOLYGATED
adj. obliged, indebted …1866 Eng. dial.

• OBOY
n. marijuana …2001 UK sl.

• OBRANCES
n. odds and ends, trifling work; leavings, scraps …1880 Sc.

• OBRAVE
n. an act of impudence or effrontery …1894 Eng. dial.

• OBREPTION
n. 1. the obtaining or trying to obtain something by craft or deceit …1611
n. 2. a creeping or stealing upon one unawares …1642 obs.

• OBREPTITIOUS
adj. characterized by obreption; containing a false statement made for the sake of obtaining something …1611

• O’BRIEN’S DOG
n. one who is all things to all people …20C Irish sl.

• OBRIZE GOLD
n. pure or refined gold; fine gold …1629 obs.

• OBROGATE
vb. 1. 1656 obs. – to check one in his tale; to interrupt, to contradict
vb. 2. 1656 obs. – to repeal a law by passing a new one

• OBROGATION
 n. an interrupting or hindering …1658 obs.

• OBROTUND
adj. of a rounded form, but longer in one direction than in the other; somewhat round …1650

• OBROUND
adj. of a rounded form, but longer in one direction than in the other; somewhat round …1668 obs.

• OBRUMPENT
adj. breaking or bursting …1656 obs. rare

• OBRUTE
vb. to overwhelm,; to bury; to cover over …1541 obs. rare

• O.B.’S
n. sherry …1970s S. Afr. students’ sl.

• OBS
n. 1. obligations …1910s sl.
n. 2. surveillance; observation; a lookout …1933 UK sl.
n. 3. an observation wing of a prison …1950s Aust. & US prison sl.
n. 4. in a hospital: obstetrics …1985 UK sl.

• OBSALUTATE
vb. to offer to salute…1623 obs. rare

• OBS AND SOLS
n. any subtle disputation …1621 colloq.

• OBSATURATE
vb. to fill too much; to sate, to cloy …1623 obs. rare

• OBS-BOBS AND BUTTERCUPS!
int. an exclamation of surprise …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• OBSCENE PARTS
n. privy parts …1725 obs.

• OBSCENOUS
adj. obscene …1604 obs.

• OBSCURATE
adj. obscured; darkened …1471 obs.

• OBSCURATIVE
adj. tending or serving to obscure or render dark …1664 obs. rare

• OBSCURE
adj. 1. secret, concealed …1792 Sc. obs.
adj. 2. strange, bizarre, weird …1980s US students’ sl.
adj. 3. in computing: completely beyond all understanding …1991 US sl.
vb. to conceal, to hide …1721 Sc. obs.

• OBSCURIFY
vb. to make obscure; to hide …1622 obs. rare

• OBSCURO
adj. weird, strange …1997 US sl.

• OBSCUROUS
adj. dark, gloomy, obscure …1491 obs. rare

• OBSEEK
vb. to seek to obtain …1646 obs. rare

• OBSEQUE
vb. to comply with, to yield to, to obey …1720 obs. rare

• OBSEQUENCE
n. compliance, complaisance, obsequiousness …1603 rare

• OBSEQUENT
adj. compliant, yielding, obedient, submissive …1520 obs.

• OBSEQUIOSITY
n. obsequiousness …1885

• OBSEQUIOUS
adj. 1. compliant with the will or wishes of another, esp. of a superior; prompt to serve, please, or follow directions; obedient, dutiful …a1450 rare
adj. 2. unduly or servilely compliant; ignobly submissive; manifesting or characterized by servile complaisance; fawning, cringing, sycophantic …1602

• OBSEQUIOUSNESS
n. 1. ready compliance or obedience; eagerness to serve or please; dutiful service …1447 now rare or obs.
n. 2. servile submission or complaisance; servility …1613

• OBSEQUITY
n. obsequiousness …1892 rare

• OBSEQUY
n. ready compliance with the will or pleasure of another, esp. of a superior; deferential service; obsequiousness …1432-50 obs.

• OBSERATE
vb. to lock up, to bolt, to shut with bolt and key …1623 obs. rare

• OBSERATION
n. a bolting, locking up …1658 obs.

• OBSERVAL
n. the act of observing; observation; observance …a1734 obs.

• OBSERVANDUM
n. something to be observed or noted …1704 rare

• OBSERVANTIALLY
adv. with careful observance …1652 obs. rare

• OBSERVATE
vb. to observe …1652 obs. rare

• OBSERVATICAL
adj. pert. to (scientific) observation; observational …1703 obs. rare

• OBSERVATIONIST
n. one who spies out likely boot for thieves, generally a peddler, hawker, etc. …1890 cant

• OBSERVATIVE
adj. 1. worthy of observation; observable …1608 obs. rare
adj. 2. pert. to observation; observant, attentive, heedful …1611 rare

• OBSERVATOR
n. 1. one who observes a law, command, or rule …1502 obs.
n. 2. one who keeps watch over or looks after something; a monitor …1611 obs.
n. 3. one who marks, notes, or makes observations; formerly a frequent name for a newspaper or pamphlet, and often applied to the editor or writer …1642 obs.
n. 4. one who makes a verbal observation …1660 obs.
n. 5. one who makes scientific observations, esp. in astronomy …1664 obs.

• OBSERVATORY
n. the astrodome of an aircraft …c1938 Royal Air Force usage

• OBSERVATRIX
n. a female observer …1653 obs. rare

• OBSERVE
n. 1. an observation, scientific or otherwise, a remark, a comment …1700 Sc.
n. 2. notice, attention …1805 Sc. obs.

• OBSERVICER
n. one who shows respect, deference or dutiful attention; an obsequious follower …1625 obs. rare

• OBSERVIST
n. one who makes observation his business …1827 nonce word

• OBSIBILATE
vb. to make a whistling noise, as trees stirred with winds; to hiss …1656 obs. rare

• OBSIBILATION
n. a hissing against …1658 obs. rare

• OBSIDION
n. siege; state of being besieged …c1450 obs. rare

• OBSIDIONAL
adj. 1. pert. to a siege …1542
adj. 2. apt to bore people by staying too long …1826 nonce use

• OBSIDIONARY
adj. pert. to a siege …1885

• OBSIDIOUS
adj. besieging, besetting …1615 rare

• OBSIGILLATE
vb. to seal up …1623 obs. rare

• OBSIGILLATION
n. a sealing up …1658 obs. rare

• OBSIGN
vb. to seal; to mark as with a seal; to ratify or confirm formally, as by sealing …1554 obs.

• OBSIGNATE
vb. to seal; to mark as with a seal; to ratify or confirm formally, as by sealing …1653 obs.

• OBSIGNATION
n. the act of sealing up; a fastening or restraining as with a seal …1653 obs. rare

• OBSIGNATORY
adj. ratifying or confirming as with a seal …1630 rare

• OBSIST
vb. to stand against; to oppose; to resist …1432-50 obs.

• OBSISTENT
n. something that resists …1657 obs.

• OBSO
n. an observation wing of a prison …1950s Aust. & US prison sl.

• OBSOCKY
adj. 1. of people: ungainly, overweight …20C W. Indies sl.
adj. 2. of clothes: ill-fitting, mis-shapen …20C W. Indies sl.
adj. 3. of events: absurd, ridiculous …20C W. Indies sl.

• OBSOLESCE
vb. to be obsolescent; to grow obsolete; to fall into disuse …1873 rare

• OBSOLETION
n. the act of becoming or condition of being obsolete; disuse, discontinuance …1804 rare

• OBSONATION
n. a feasting …1623 obs. rare

• OBSONATOR
n. a caterer or manciple (an officer who buys provisions for a college, monastery or other institution)  …1656 obs. rare

• OBSORB
vb. to absorb …1684 obs. rare

• OBSORBENT
adj. absorbent, imbibing …1747 rare

• OBSORBENT
n. an absorbing substance …1747 rare

• OBSORPTION
n. swallowing up; absorption …c1600 obs. rare

• OBSQUATULATE
vb. 1. of an object: to separate, to break away from …19C sl., orig. US
vb. 2. to die …1830 Amer. dial.
vb. 3. to leave, to depart, to run away, especially hastily, or furtively; to abscond …1830 Amer. dial.
vb. 4. to squabble …1976 Amer. dial.

• OBSTACLE
adj. obstinate, stubborn …1536 obs. exc. Eng. dial. 

• OBSTACLENESS
n. obstinacy …1548 obs.

• OBSTACULOUS
adj. of the nature of an obstacle …a1643 obs. rare

• OBSTANCE
n. opposition; resistance …c1340 obs. rare

• OBSTANCY
n. opposing quality or effect …1609 obs. rare

• OBSTANT
adj. standing against; resisting, opposing …1513 obs.

• OBSTANTLY
adv. resistingly …1562 obs.

• OBSTEER
adj. stubborn, sulky, awkward …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• OBSTETRICATE
b. to act as midwife; to aid in childbirth …1623 obs.

• OBSTETRICATION
n. the action or office of a midwife; delivery …a1615 obs. rare

• OBSTETRICATORY
adj. pert. to the office of a midwife …1640 obs. rare

• OBSTETRICIOUS
adj. pert. to a midwife; assisting childbirth …a1645 obs.

• OBSTETRICOGRAPHY
n. the scientific description of midwifery …1828 rare

• OBSTETRICY
n. midwifery; the practice of obstetrics …1841 rare

• OBSTETRIST
n. an obstetrician; one skilled in midwifery …a1800 rare

• OBSTETRIX
n. a midwife; a woman obstetrician; a woman who renders professional aid to women in labour …1839 rare

• OBSTIC 
n. an obstacle, objection …1791 Sc. obs.

• OBSTINACIOUS
adj. of an obstinate nature …1830 rare

• OBSTINANCE
n. stubborn or self-willed persistence; obstinacy …1432-50 rare

• OBSTINANCY
n. stubborn or self-willed persistence; obstinacy …1614 rare

• OBSTINANT
n. a stubborn or inflexible person …1581 obs. rare

• OBSTINATE AS A GOVERNMENT MULE
adj. said of a stubborn person …19C US sl.

• OBSTINATION
n. obstinacy, stubbornness …a1340 obs.

• OBSTINED
adj. made obstinate or persistent; hardened …1606 obs. rare

• OBSTIPATE
vb. to block or stop up; to stuff up …1656 obs. rare

• OBSTIPATION
n. the act of blocking or stopping up …1597 

• OBSTRACKLOUS
adj. obstreperous, wayward, masterful …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• OBSTRAPULOSITY
n. obstreperousness, restiveness, resistance …1828 Sc.

• OBSTRAPULOUS
adj. obstreperous; unmanageable, unruly; refractory, obstinate …1830 Sc.

• OBSTREPENCY
n. noise …1623 obs. rare

• OBSTREPERATE
vb. to make a loud noise, clamour, or outcry …1765 obs. rare

• OBSTREPEROUS
adj. 1. characterized by great noise or outcry, esp. in opposition; clamorous, noisy; vociferous …c1600 
adj. 2. resisting control, management, advice, etc., in a noisy manner; turbulent or unruly in behaviour, esp. in resistance …1657 

• OBSTREPEROUSNESS
n. vociferousness; clamour; noisy behaviour; noisy and unruly resistance to control …1655 

• OBSTREPOLOUS
adj. obstreperous; noisy and difficult to control …c1725

• OBSTREPULOUS
adj. obstreperous; noisy and difficult to control …c1725

• OBSTRICT
adj. morally bound; bounden; obliged, obligated …1527 obs. rare

• OBSTRICTION
n. the state of being morally or legally bound; obligation …1671 

• OBSTRIGILLATE
vb. to oppose, to resist …1623 obs. rare

• OBSTRIGILLATION
n. opposition, resistance …1623 obs. rare

• OBSTRINGE
vb. to put under obligation; to bind …1528 obs. rare

• OBSTRIPEROUS
adj. obstreperous; disorderly, unruly …M18 sl.

• OBSTROCULOUS
adj. obstreperous; noisy and difficult to control; disorderly, unruly…1930s Aust. sl.

• OBSTROPALOUS
adj. obstreperous; noisy and difficult to control; unmanageable, unruly; refractory, obstinate … c1725

• OBSTROPEROUS
adj. obstreperous; disorderly, unruly …M18 sl.

• OBSTROPILOUS
adj. obstreperous; unmanageable, unruly; refractory, obstinate …1830 Eng. dial.

• OBSTROPOLIS
adj. obstreperous; disorderly, unruly …M18 sl.

• OBSTROPOLOUS
adj. 1. characterized by great noise or outcry, especially in opposition; clamorous, noisy; vociferous …1748
adj. 2. resisting control, advice, etc. in a noisy manner; unruly in behaviour, obstinate, headstrong …1806

• OBSTROPULOUS
adj. obstreperous; noisy and difficult to control; unmanageable, unruly; refractory, obstinate …1815 Eng. & Amer. dial.

• OBSTUPEFACIENT
adj. stupefying …1857 

• OBSTUPEFACT
adj. stupefied; stupid …1601 obs. rare
n. a stupid person …1601 obs. rare

• OBSTUPEFACTION
n. stupefaction …1625 obs. rare

• OBSTUPEFACTIVE
adj. tending to stupefy …a1633 obs. rare

• OBSTUPEFY
vb. to stupefy, esp. mentally …1613 

• OBSTUPESCENCE
n. the condition of being in a stupor …1597 obs. rare

• OBSTUPRATE
vb. to ravish …1658 obs. rare

• OBTAINAL
n. obtainment …1803 rare

• OBTAINANCE
n. obtainment …1846 rare

• OBTECTED
adj. covered, protected …B1900 obs.

• OBTEMPER
vb. to comply with, to yield to, to obey …c1489 obs.

• OBTEMPERANCE
n. obeying …1623 obs.

• OBTEMPERATE
adj. obedient, submissive …1432-50 obs.
vb. 1. to comply with, yield to, submit to, obey; to be obedient …1432-50
vb. 2. to temper, restrain …1560 Sc. obs. rare

• OBTEMPERATION
n. obedience, an obeying …1611 obs.

• OBTEND
vb. 1. put forward as a statement, reason, etc.; to pretend, to allege, to maintain …1573 obs.
vb. 2. hold out; to present in opposition; to oppose …1697 obs.

• OBTENEBRATE
vb. to cast a shadow over; to overshadow, to shade, to darken …1611 

• OBTENEBRATION
n. the act of overshadowing or the condition of being overshadowed; a darkening …1626 

• OBTENEBRIZE
vb. to cast a shadow over; to overshadow, to shade, to darken …1653 obs.

• OBTENSION
n. the act of ‘obtending’; opposition …1755 obs. rare

• OBTENT
adj. obtained, procured …1432-50 obs.
n. purpose, intent …1430-50 obs.

• OBTENTION
n. the act of obtaining; obtainment …1624 

• OBTEST
vb. to protest …B1900 obs.

• OBTESTATION
n. the act of protesting …B1900 obs.

• OBTEXED
adj. weaved …1623 obs. rare

• OBTICENCE
n. the act of keeping silence …B1900 obs.

• OBTORTED
adj. twisted …B1900 obs.

• OBTORTION
n. a twisting, distortion, perversion …a1656 obs. rare

• OBTRACT
vb. to detract from; to disparage, to decry, to slander …1596 obs.

• OBTRACTATION
n. 1. raction, disparagement, slander, calumny …1563-83 obs.
n. 2. a slandering behind one’s back …1647 obs.

• OBTRACTUOUS
adj. slanderous, calumnious …1537 obs. rare

• OBTRECT
vb. to detract from; to disparage, to decry, to slander …1596 obs.

• OBTRECTATION
n. detraction, disparagement, slander, calumny …1563-83 obs.

• OBTRECTATOR
n. a detractor, a slanderer …1432-50 obs.

• OBTRECTOR
n. a detractor, a slanderer …1563-83 obs. rare

• OB-TREE
n. a wooden shelf above a door …1908 Sc. obs.

• OBTREPERLOUS
adj. obstreperous; noisy and difficult to control …c1725

• OBTRITE
adj. worn, bruised; trodden under foot …1656 obs. rare

• OBTRITION
n. a bruising or wearing away against anything …1638 obs.

• OBTRUDE
vb. 1. to thrust forward forcibly or unduly; to thrust a matter, a person, etc. upon anyone …c1555 
vb. 2. to intrude, to force oneself …1579 
vb. 3. to thrust forth; to eject, to push out …1613 

• OBTRUNCATE
adj. cut short …1805 
vb. to cut or lop the head or top of; to top, to decapitate …1623 

• OBTRUSION
n. 1. the forcing of oneself or one’s company upon anyone …1579 
n. 2. the forcible pushing or thrusting of anything into any space or place, or against anything else …1847 

• OBTRUSIVE
adj. characterized by forcible thrusting (oneself, one’s opinions, etc.) into notice or prominence; forward; unduly prominent …1667 

• OBTUMESCENCE
n. a swelling up; swollen condition …1657 obs. rare

• OBTUND
vb. 1. to blunt, to deaden, to dull, to deprive of sharpness or vigour, to render obtuse …c1400 
vb. 2. to deafen, to din the ears …1645 obs. rare

• OBTUNDING
adj. deadening, deafening …1645 obs. rare

• OBTURATE
adj. stopped up, obstructed; fig. impervious …c1560  obs. rare
vb. to stop up, to close, to obstruct …1657 

• OBTURATION
n. the act of stopping up; obstruction of an opening or channel …1610 

• OBTURATORY
adj. serving to close or stop up …1719 rare

• OBTURB
vb. to trouble …1623 obs. rare

• OBTURBATION
n. a troubling …1623 obs.

• OBTUSE
vb. to blunt, to dull …1618 obs. rare

• OBTUSION
n. the act of blunting or dulling; the condition of being blunted or dulled …1605 obs.

• OBTUSITY
n. obtuseness; dullness, insensibility, stupidity …1823 

• OBUMBER
vb. 1. to overshadow; to shade, to obscure …c1420 obs.
vb. 2. to cast or make a shadow …a1568 obs.

• OBUMBILATE
adj. obscure …c1560 obs. rare
vb. to obscure …a1711 obs. rare

• OBUMBRATE
adj. overshadowed, darkened …1513 obs. rare
vb. to overshadow; to shade, to darken; to obscure …1526 rare

• OBUMBRATION
n. the act of overshadowing or the condition of being overshadowed …c1420 rare

• OBUMBRATORY
adj. having the quality of darkening …1799 rare

• OBUNCOUS
adj. very crooked …1656 obs. rare

• OBUNDATION
n. a flowing against …1656 obs. rare

• OBVALLATE
vb. to surround with a wall or entrenchment …1623 obs. rare

• OBVALLATION
n. a surrounding with a trench or wall …1658 obs. rare

• OBVARICATE
vb. to obstruct or stop one in his passage …1623 obs. rare

• OBVARICATION
n. a hindering or obstructing one in his passage …1658 obs. rare

• OBVELATION
n. a veiling over; a hiding or concealing …1664 rare

• OBVELE
vb. to wrap up, to veil, to cover …1654 obs. rare

• OBVENE
vb. to occur, to befall, to happen …1654 obs. rare

• OBVENT
vb. to prevent, to frustrate …1599 obs. rare

• OBVERSANT
adj. standing over against, opposite, contrary; also, placed in front of; hence, familiar, well-known …1579 obs.

• OBVERSE
adj. 1. turned towards or against; opposite …a1656 
adj. 2. answering to something else as its counterpart …1875 
n. 1. that side of a coin, medal, seal, etc., on which the head or principal design is struck; the opposite of ‘reverse’ …1658 
n. 2. the face or side of anything intended to be presented to view; ‘front’ as opposed to ‘back’ …1831 

• OBVERSION
n. the act of turning towards some person or thing …1864 

• OBVERT
vb. 1. to turn something towards; to place fronting …1623 obs.
vb. 2. to turn a thing in a contrary direction …1646 obs.

• OBVIATE
vb. 1. to meet and dispose of or do away with a thing; to clear out of the way; to prevent by anticipatory measures …1598 obs.
vb. 2. to meet, to encounter; hence; to withstand, to oppose a person or thing …1600-9 obs.
vb. 3, to anticipate; to forestall …1712 obs.

• OBVIATION
n. a preventing; prevention …c1400 

• OBVIOUS
adj. fat, overweight …1897 UK society usage

• OBVIOUSLY SEVERE
adj. extremely rude …1890 UK society usage

• OBVISCATE
vb. to smear over; to smooth as with a slimy coating; to mollify …1684 obs. rare

• OBVOLATE
vb. to fly against …1656 obs. rare

• OBVOLATION
n. a flying against …1658 obs.

• OBVOLUTION
n. the wrapping or folding of a bandage round a limb; also, a fold, twist, or turn of something coiled …1578 rare

• OBVOLVE
vb. 1. to wrap round, to muffle up; to disguise …1623 rare
vb. 2. to cause to roll round or revolve …1649 obs.

• OBVOLVENT
adj. wrapping or folding round …1857 

• OBZOCKY
adj. lacking grace and coordination …1956 Trinidad & Tobago


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