n. 1. opium; an opiate …c1385 obs.
n. 2. one’s grandfather …1995 Amer. dial.
vb. 1. to mix or impregnate with opium …1611
vb. 2. to stupefy or put to sleep by means of opium; to narcotize …1611
vb. 3. to dull or deaden the emotions …1762
n. opium; an opiate …c1385 obs.
adj. bringing help or aid or assistance …1656 obs. rare
n. a worker, a maker, a manufacturer …1649 obs.
n. the doing or making of a work; construction, workmanship …1616 obs.
n. one who makes or constructs a work; a maker, a fabricator; a workman …1548 obs.
n. the intoxication induced by taking opium; the habit of taking opium as an intoxicant or stimulant …1889
vb. to intoxicate with opium …1889
adj. rich, abundant, sumptuous, splendid …1533 obs.
adj. rich, abundant, plentiful, sumptuous, splendid …1656 obs.
adj. 1. that is a matter of opinion; not certain, disputable, conjectural …1456 obs.
adj. 2. capable of being held as an opinion …1603 rare
adv. without certainty …1655
n. one who forms or holds an opinion …1860 rare
adj. 1. opined, supposed …c1450 obs.
adj. 2. obstinate in opinion; opinionated …1491 obs.
vb. to give an opinion; to pronounce a formal or authoritative opinion …1625 obs. rare
adj. having a particular opinion …1610 obs. rare
n. the act of forming an opinion; supposition; an opinion, a supposition …1611 obs.
adj. 1. stiff in opinion; adhering obstinately to one’s own opinion; opinionative …1530 obs.
adj. 2. expressing opinion; conjectural, not certain …1588 obs.
n. an opinionated person …1639 obs.
adv. in an opinionated manner; with obstinate adherence to opinion …1533 obs.
n. one who holds an opinion; a thinker; a theorist …1626 obs.
n. opinion …1865 Sc.
n. one who holds or expresses an opinion …1611
adj. of the nature of opinion …c1450 obs. rare
adj. stiff or stubborn in opinion; opinionated …1606 obs.
n. a person obstinately attached to his own opinion; an opinionated person …1603 obs.
n. obstinate adherence to or maintenance of one’s own opinion; stubbornness of mind …1648 obs. rare
adj. opinionated; unduly attached to one’s own opinion …1645 obs. rare
n. obstinate adherence to or maintenance of one’s own opinion; stubbornness of mind …a1643 obs.
adj. obstinately attached to one’s opinion; opinionated …1597 obs.
n. an opinionated person; one stubborn in opinion …1597 obs.
vb. 1. to adhere obstinately to an opinion …1603 obs.
vb. 2. to hold as an opinion; to suppose, to think, to opine …1624 obs.
adj. 1. having a conceited opinion of; thinking much of; overvalued …1589 obs.
adj. 2. obstinately attached to one’s opinion; opinionated …1597
adj. 3. holding the opinion; of opinion that …1610 obs.
adv. with obstinate adherence to opinion; in an opinionated manner …1651
adv. with obstinate adherence to opinion; in an opinionated manner …1658 obs.
n. stubbornness in opinion …1645 obs.
adj. 1. conceited …1574 rare
adj. 2. stiff in opinion; adhering obstinately to one’s own opinion; opinionative …1574 rare
adj. 3. based on opinion, conjectural …1592 obs.
adv. with obstinate adherence to opinion; in an opinionated manner …1600
n. stubbornness in opinion …1611
n. one who holds or maintains an opinion; one who obstinately adheres to his opinion; an opinionated person …1523 obs.
adj. adhering obstinately to one’s own opinion; opinionative …1626 obs.
adj. stiff or stubborn in opinion; opinionated …1591 obs.
n. a person obstinately attached to his own opinion; an opinionated person …a1677 obs.
vb. 1. to maintain or persist in obstinately …1652 obs.
vb. 2. to persist obstinately in an opinion, or in a course of action; to insist hard; to become obstinate or stubborn …1678 obs.
adj. obstinately attached to one’s opinion; opinionated …1641 obs.
n. stubbornness in opinion …1689 obs.
n. stubbornness in opinion …1704 obs.
n. obstinate adherence to or maintenance of one’s own opinion; stubbornness of mind …1699 obs. rare
n. obstinate adherence to or maintenance of one’s own opinion; stubbornness of mind …1619 obs. rare
n. obstinate adherence to or maintenance of one’s own opinion; stubbornness of mind …1651 obs.
n. 1. the thought of what is likely to happen; expectation; apprehension …a1548 obs.
n. 2. report, rumour …c1380 obs.
n. 3. favourable estimate of oneself or one’s own abilities; either in bad sense – self-conceit, arrogance, dogmatism, or in good sense – self-confidence …1588 obs.
vb. to hold the opinion; to think, to suppose, to opine …1555 obs.
adj. 1. that is a matter of opinion, disputable, uncertain; …1615-20 obs. rare
n. 2. an object of opinion …1656 obs. rare
adj. of the nature of, or grounded upon opinion …1725-44 rare
adj. 1. based on opinion, or held in the way of opinion; conjectural, uncertain; supposed, fancied …1553 obs.
adj. 2. unduly attached to one’s own opinion; obstinate in belief; opinionated …1576 obs.
adj. 3. conceited …1603 obs.
vb. 1. to become or be opinionated or obstinate …1603 obs.
vb. 2. to form or hold an opinion; to believe, to suppose, to think …1621 rare
adj. possessed of a particular opinion or estimate of a person or thing; esp. having a favourable opinion, thinking highly of …1601
adv. 1. in one’s own opinion; according to opinion …1627-77 obs.
adv. 2. in an opinionated manner, obstinately …1647 obs.
n. an opinionated person; an obstinate dogmatist …1634 obs.
adj. 1. of the nature of opinion; fancied, imaginary; conjectural, speculative …c1555 obs.
adj. 2. holding too high an opinion of; proud or conceited of …1621 obs. rare
adv. in the way of opinion; according to opinion …c1555 obs.
n. one who holds an opinion; a theorist …1677 obs. rare
n. 1. a holder or maintainer of some opinion or doctrine at variance with the general belief or that of the speaker; a sectary, a faddist …1623 obs.
n. 2. the holder of any specified opinion …1630
adj. belonging to opinion …1666 obs. rare
adj. of opinion, opinioned …1632 obs. rare
n. stubbornness in opinion …1688 obs.
n. an excessive craving for opium …1881
n. one having an excessive craving for opium …1889
n. opium-eating …1878
adj. rich, sumptuous …1621 obs. rare
adv. sumptuously …1653 obs.
n. in Greek and Roman antiquity: a manuscript written on the back as well as the front of the papyrus or parchment; also, a slab inscribed on both sides …1623
adj. written or inscribed on the back as well as the front …1684 obs.
adj. written or inscribed on the back as well as the front …1813
n. the practice of writing on both sides of a papyrus, slab, etc.; writing of this kind …1684
vb. to aid, to assist, to help …1582 obs.
n. the act of giving help or aid, assistance …1597 obs.
n. a helper …1624 obs.
n. one addicted to the use of opium …1894
n. a person in favour of opium, as opposed to anti-opiumist …1893
n. a person in favour of opium, as opposed to anti-opiumist …1893
vb. to bring into some condition by opium-smoking …1870 nonce word
adj. containing opium …1891
adj. uplifted, excitable; jumping at hasty conclusions; easily angered …1897 Sc.
n. borrowed money (Other People’s Money) …1901 sl.
n. a soap liniment; hence, any medicine; alcohol …1733
n. a fruit-seller, a fruiterer …1671 nonce word obs.
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n. the armadillo …1995 Amer. dial.
vb. to cover with pitch …1623 obs. rare
n. a covering with pitch …1656 obs. rare
adj. 1. belonging to a town or to the town, as opposed to the country; civic; urban …1643
adj. 2. pert. to a university town, as opposed to the university itself …1655 obs.
n. 1. an inhabitant of a town, a townsman …c1540
n. 2. a ‘townsman’ as opposed to a ‘gownsman’ or member of a university; also, a student not resident in a college …c1645 obs.
vb. to pawn, to pledge …1622 obs.
vb. to pawn, to pledge …1622 obs.
n. pledging or giving of security; a pawning …1592 obs.
n. opinion …1456 Sc. obs. rare
vb. to scramble for sweetmeats …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
n. a friend (Opposite Number) …1939 sl., orig. services’ sl.
vb. 1. to set against by way of hindrance, check, or resistance; to place as an obstacle …1570 obs.
vb. 2. to set oneself in opposition, to contend against, to act in opposition or offer resistance to …1513 obs.
vb. 3. to set over against or opposite …1610 obs.
vb. 4. to endeavour to hinder, thwart, or overthrow; to withstand, to resist, to combat; to stand in the way of, to obstruct …1610 obs.
n. the act of an opponent or of something opposing; antagonism, opposition …1727
adj. 1. antagonistic, adverse, contrary, opposed …1647
adj. 2. opposing, opposite …1728-46
adj. fit, suitable, proper, opportune …1541 obs.
adv. opportunely …1552 obs.
adj. 1. advantageous, serviceable, useful …1432-50 obs.
adj. 2. conveniently exposed; liable or open to attack or injury …c1450 obs.
vb. to be well adapted or convenient to; to suit, to accommodate …a1637 obs. rare
adj. affording opportunity; seasonable …1605 obs.
n. 1. fitness, aptitude, competency …c1374 obs.
n. 2. a time when there is occasion or need for something …1526 obs. rare
n. 3. convenience or advantageousness of site or position …1555 obs.
adj. opportune …1609 obs. rare
n. the putting of posing questions; examination, interrogation; a posing question; a puzzle, enigma, riddle …1426 obs.
n. an opponent …1611 obs. rare
vb. 1. to confront with objections or hard questions; to examine, to interrogate, to question …c1386 obs.
vb. 2. to examine and check accounts; to audit …c1483 obs.
vb. 3. to expose, to subject …1589 obs.
vb. 4. of a thing: to be repugnant or contrary to …1605 obs.
vb. 5. to look towards, to face, to front …1608 rare
vb. 6. to forbid …1813 rare
n. one who checks accounts, an auditor …a1483 obs.
n. confronting with hostile or hard questions; interrogation …c1440 obs.
vb. to oppose, to resist …1657 obs. rare
adj. 1. opposed in will or action, hostile, antagonistic, adverse …1577 obs.
adj. 2. of things: antagonistic, adverse, repugnant …1595 obs.
adv. 1. in opposition or contrast; in reverse order …1567 obs.
adv. 2. on the contrary, conversely …1681 obs.
n. repugnance …1645 obs.
n. 1. inquisition, inquiry, examination …c1540 obs.
n. 2. encounter, combat …1596 obs.
n. 3. that which is opposite or contrary; that which contrasts or counterbalances …1596 obs.
n. 4. the act of setting opposite or against …1602 obs.
vb. to compete with, to set up in opposition to …1845 Eng. dial.
adj. inclined to oppose; recalcitrant …1923 rare
adj. 1. characterized by opposing or contrasting; adversative, opposed …1622
adj. 2. opposite …1632 obs.
adj. 3. inclined to opposition; contentious …1865 rare
n. the opposite of something …1561 obs. rare
adv. with opposition …1622
n. opposition …1824
n. one who opposes, an opponent …1598 obs.
adj. inclined to oppose, contradictory …1676 obs. rare
n. the act of opposing, opposition …1611 obs.
n. the act of weighing down or bearing heavily on a person, the mind, feelings, etc.; the condition of being pressed hard by misfortune, distress …c1470 obs.
vb. 1. to fall upon, to come upon unexpectedly, to take by surprise …1328 obs.
vb. 2. to put down, to suppress; to crush, to quell, to subdue, to overwhelm a person; to check or put and end to a thing or state of things, feeling, disposition, etc. …c1340 obs.
vb. 3. to press injuriously upon or against; to subject to pressure with hurtful or overpowering effect; to press down by force; to crush, to trample down, to smother, to crowd …1382 obs.
vb. 4. of an enemy, external circumstances, etc.: to press or bear heavily on; to reduce to straits; to molest, to trouble, to harass, to distress …1382 obs.
vb. 5. to force, to violate, to ravish …1382 obs.
vb. 6. to suppress, to keep out of sight, to conceal …1538 obs.
vb. 7. to press close; to close, to shut up …1583 obs.
adj. oppressive …1606 obs. rare
n. 1. the act of weighing down or bearing heavily on a person, the mind, feelings, etc.; the condition of being pressed hard by misfortune, distress …1382 obs.
n. 2. forcible violation of a woman, rape …c1385 obs.
n. 3. the act of forcibly putting down or crushing, repression …c1385 obs.
n. 4. the act of pressing or weighing down; pressure, weight, burden …1490 chiefly poetic usage
n. oppression; crushing …c1537 obs. rare
n. the act of oppressing; oppression; distress, trouble …c1600-8 obs.
n. reproaching, taunting, reviling …c1616 obs. rare
adj. conveying reproach or detraction …1833 obs. rare
n. opprobrium, disgrace, dishonour …1490 obs.
vb. to speak abusively or contemptuously of or to; to reproach; to vilify …1649 rare
adj. 1. of words, language, etc.: intended to disgrace; contumelious, vituperative, abusive; of persons: using contumelious or abusive language …1387
adj. 2. involving shame or infamy; held in dishonour; infamous, shameful, disgraceful, dishonourable …c1510 rare
adj. 3. of actions, feelings, etc.: offering or disposed to offer indignity; insulting, insolent …1630 obs.
adj. 4. disgraced, dishonoured …1804 rare
adv. 1. with opprobrious language, abusively …1494
adv. 2. in a way involving shame or disgrace; with indignity, contumeliously, ignominiously, disgracefully …1602 obs.
n. 1. abusive quality; reproachfulness, scurrility …c1540
n. 2. opprobrium, shame, disgrace …a1540 obs.
n. quality of being disgraceful …1751 obs.
n. 1. an occasion or cause of reproach or reprobation; something that brings disgrace …1656
n. 2. the disgrace or evil reputation attached to conduct considered shameful; infamy, reproach, disgrace, dishonour …1683
adj. infamous, shameful, disgraceful, dishonourable …c1530 obs.
n. 1. a condition of infamy, shame, disgrace, or reproach …1432-50
n. 2. the imputation of shameful or infamous conduct; the utterance of contumelious reproach; abuse …1432-50 obs.
n. 3. an occasion, cause, or object of reproach …1535 obs.
n. 4. conduct that brings or merits infamy or disgrace; a shameful act …1563-87 obs.
n. 5. contumelious treatment; an indignity, insult …1569 obs.
vb. 1. to fight against, to attack, to assault, to besiege …1432-50 obs.
vb. 2. to assail or oppose actively by speech, writing, action, or influence of any kind; to call in question, to disprove a statement, belief, etc. …1529
vb. 3. to prevail upon, to win over, to persuade …1596 obs. rare
vb. 4. to withstand, to resist attack …1636 obs. rare
vb. 5. to oppose a statement, argument, or the like; to maintain in opposition …1781 obs.
n. the act of oppugning or opposing; opposition …1855
n. opposition, antagonism, contrariety, conflict …1606
adj. opposing, resisting, hostile, contrary, repugnant …1513
n. one who opposes or resists; an opponent …a1834 rare
vb. to assail or oppose actively by speech, writing, action, or influence of any kind; to call in question, to disprove a statement, belief, etc. …1749 obs.
n. 1. opposition in spirit, word, argument, or manner of action …1553 now rare
n. 2. the act of attacking or assaulting; attack, assault …1533 rare
n. an assailant, opposer, opponent …1611 obs. rare
n. an assailant, opposer, opponent …1535 rare
n. attacking, assailing …1535
n. marriage late in life …1824 rare
n. one who begins to learn or study late in life …1883
n. learning or study late in life; learning acquired late …a1656 rare
n. a morbid longing for dainties or for some particular food …1857
n. one having a morbid longing for dainties or for some particular food …1842
n. anything eaten along with bread to give it relish …1657
n. an eater of dainties …1854
vb. to eat dainties …1854
n. the eating of dainties, esp. of fish …1854
adj. obstreperous; unmanageable, unruly; refractory, obstinate …1830 Eng. dial.
* vb. to choose; to wish for, to desire …1611 rare
n. 1. the act of wishing; a wish or desire …1577
n. 2. a choice or preference …1874
adj. characterized by desire or choice; expressing desire …1611
n. something to be desired; a desirable thing …1605 obs.
adj. pert. to sight; visual …1599 rare or obs.
n. 1. an eyeglass, lens, magnifying lass; a microscope, a telescope …a1631 obs.
n. 2. one skilled in optics; an optician …1636 obs.
n. one who studies or is versed in optics, the science of sight …1884 rare
n. 1. visual power …1615 obs.
n. 2. the eyes …1620
n. 1. the upper classes in the state; the nobility or aristocracy …1579-80 obs.
n. 2. government or a government by the nobles or upper classes in a state; aristocracy; also, a state so governed …1594 rare
n. 3. the best or highest place …1651 obs. rare
n. 1. a noble or aristocrat …c1611
n. 2. one who is the best …1635 obs.
adj. conducted by an aristocracy; aristocratic …1652 obs. rare
n. the quality or fact of being the best or very good; excellence …1656
n. a wish or desire …1604 obs.
n. an optician …1639 obs. rare
adj. pert. to or characterized by option …1656
n. a doodad; a thingumabob …1916 Amer. dial., jocular usage
n. the stomach, the belly …1836 Hawaii
n. wealth, riches …1607 obs.
n. a small work, esp. a literary or musical work of small size …1658 rare
adj. of the nature of a small work …1802
n. a small work; esp. a literary or musical work of small size …1656
n. a small work; esp. a literary or musical work of small size …1654
n. opium; an opiate …c1385 obs.
n. a soap liniment; hence, any medicine; alcohol …1830 Amer. dial.