Reverse Dictionary: ABV – ACG


ABYSS – NOUNS
– an abyss ABIME a1300 
– an abyss ABYSMUS Bk1611 obs. 
– an abyss PALUS 1471 
– an abyss PALUSCHE 1471 obs. rare
– an abyss, a deep place or cavity; a deep part of the sea, etc. ​DEEPNESS a1000 obs. 
– an abyss, a gaping opening JAW-HOLE 1840 
– an abyss, a gulf; a steep downward slope DOWNFALL 1542
– an abyss, an abrupt or steep place; a precipice; a chasm ABRUPT 1624 obs. 
– an abyss; any deep immeasurable space ABYSM 1495
– an abyss, gulf, or chasm; a cave or cavern; often used in the plural DUNGEON c1475 


ABYSSINIA – NOUNS, PERSON
– an Abyssinian HABASSIN 1621 
– a native or inhabitant of Abyssinia, a country in north-eastern Africa; now officially called Ethiopia ABYSSIN 1584 obs.
– a native or inhabitant of Abyssinia ABASSIAN 1613 
– a native or inhabitant of Abyssinia ABYSSIAN E17 obs. 
– a native or inhabitant of Abyssinia ABYSSINIAN 1703 


ACADEMIC,  ACADEMICS – NOUNS
– academics ACCA;  ACKER 1977 Aust.
– an academic contest BRAIN DERBY Bk1942 Amer. college sl. 
 
ACADEMIC etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– a member of a university or college, now spec. a senior member, a member of a university or college’s teaching or research staff;  also, in weakened sense, a person interested in or excelling at pursuits involving reading, thinking, and study ACADEMIC 1581 
– an academic or academician; a student in a university or college ACADEMIAN 1593 
– an academic person, esp. one who trades on the proliferation of current, if ephemeral, intellectual fads ACCA 1977 Aust.
– an academic person, esp. one who trades on the proliferation of current, if ephemeral, intellectual fads ACKER 1984 Aust. 


ACADEMY – NOUNS
– an academy CADEMY L19 sl. 

ACADEMY – NOUNS, PERSON
– a member of an academy; an academic or academician ​ ACADEMIAN 1599 obs. rare 


ACCELERATE – VERBS
– to accelerate a vehicle or rev its engine ​​GUN 1920 US sl. 
– to accelerate, to quicken, to hurry; to urge, drive, or press on HASTE a1300 
– to cause (an engine) to accelerate JAZZ 1919 Amer. sl. 


ACCENT,  ACCENTUATED – ADJECTIVES
– accentuated, emphasized INACCENTUATED 1716 obs. rare 
– having a strong dialect accent or language BRAID Bk1911 Sc.
 
ACCENT etc. – NOUNS
– accent ACCENTY 1600 obs. rare 
– accent, intonation, tone CANT 1663 obs. 
– an accent, a tone of voice YACK:  YAK 1950s US sl. 
– an accent-mark VERGE 1555 obs. 
– an accent mark, hooklike, placed under a ‘c’ (ç) CEDILLA 1599
– an affectedly quasi-British accent, adopted by the middle-class in and around Dublin DART ACCENT 1990s Irish sl. 
– an affectedly quasi-British accent, adopted by the middle-class in and around Dublin DORTSPEAK 1990s Irish sl. 
– an affectedly quasi-British accent, adopted by the middle-class in and around Dublin ROADWATCH ACCENT 1990s Irish sl. 
– distinctive accent, way of speaking, dialect WALLOCH 1898 Sc. 
 
ACCENT etc. – VERBS
– to accent ACCINATE 1652 obs. rare 
– to assume an accent; to act affectedly BUNG IT ON ​1940s Aust. sl. 
– to lay the accent or stress upon, to accent a word or syllable TONE 1683 obs. 
– to speak with an accent; to distort the pronunciation THROW THE WORDS 1877 Sc.


ACCEPT,  ACCEPTED – ADJECTIVES
– accepted or recognized AFFEERED 1623 obs.
– having a tendency to accept; ready to accept ACCEPTIVE 1601 obs. 
 
ACCEPT etc. – NOUNS
– accepted practice or custom PRAXIS 1644
 
ACCEPT etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– a female who accepts ACCEPTRESS Bk1883 obs.
– a person who accepts, or takes what is offered ACCEPTANT 1596 obs.
– a person who is accepted HANK Bk1964 US students’ sl.
 
ACCEPT etc. – PHRASES
– a philosophical reflection on turn of events THAT’S THE WAY THE VIOLET CRUMBLES Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– if an opinion, judgement, or assessment applies, accept it IF THE CAP FITS, WEAR IT ​​Bk1996 Aust. sl.
– if an opinion, judgement, or assessment applies, accept it IF THE HAT FITS, WEAR IT ​​Bk1996 Aust. sl.
– if an opinion, judgement, or assessment applies, accept it IF THE SHOE FITS, WEAR IT ​​Bk1996 Aust. sl.
 
ACCEPT etc. – VERBS
– to accept, to admit, to allow UNDERGO  c1315 obs. 
– to accept and use TAKE ON BOARD ​Bk2002 Aust. sl. 
– to accept a proposal or invitation TAKE SOMEONE UP ON SOMETHING 1910s sl. 
– to accept as true POSTULATE 1705
– to accept, esp. a false story that one is told SWALLOW IT (WHOLE) 17C 
– to accept gullibly SWALLOW 1594 sl. 
– to accept gullibly; to be swindled TAKE A WOODEN NICKEL 1915 sl. 
– to accept gullibly; to be swindled TAKE WOODEN MONEY 1915 sl. 
– to accept someone’s statements, to trust, to tolerate BUY A TICKET 1970s sl. 
– to accept, to believe BUY INTO 1910s sl. 
– to accept, to put up with something or someone TAKE 20C sl. 
– to accept, to receive ONFANG c900 obs. 
– to accept, to receive willingly UNDERFO c1000 obs. 
– to accept unquestioningly; to believe eagerly EAT UP 1908 US sl. 
– to be accepted SWALLOW M19 
– to become accepted in a profession or social group; to attain success ARRIVE 20C Amer. sl. 
– to express acceptance that one cannot improve a situation CALL IT A DAY M19 
– to express acceptance that one cannot improve a situation CALL IT A GO M19 
– to express acceptance that one cannot improve a situation CALL IT A NIGHT M19 


ACCEPTABLE – ADJECTIVES
– acceptable CRICKET Bk2006 US sl. 
– acceptable VERY WELL M19 sl. 
– acceptable, adequate, satisfactory CROMULENT 1996
– acceptable, admirable, excellent SILK 1920s US sl. 
– acceptable, agreeable KOSH 1994 US sl. 
– acceptable, agreeable, pleasing LIKEWORTH c888 obs. 
– acceptable, all right OKEY-DOKEY c1935 US sl. 
– acceptable and correct; fitting and appropriate RIGHT AND PROPER 1504
– acceptable, becoming, fitting BECOMELY c1175 obs. 
– acceptable, current, accepted VENDIBLE 1642 obs. 
– acceptable, good, fine HOKEY-DOKEY 1930s US sl. 
– acceptable, good, fine, satisfactory OKEY M19 sl. 
– acceptable, in proper form ABOUT EAST 1848 Amer. dial. 
– acceptable, moderately good; reasonable FAIR-TO-MIDDLING 1822 
– acceptable; okay IN TOWN Bk1970 US students’ sl.
– acceptable or quite satisfactory; very good; splendid O.K.;  OKAY 1839 colloq. 
– acceptable, passing muster; satisfactory ALL RIGHT L19 colloq. 
– acceptable, pleasant; that is an object of favour FAVOURSOME 1599 obs. rare 
– acceptable, pleasing, pleasant, agreeable LIKEFUL c1305 obs. 
– acceptable, satisfactory, correct, good, fine OKEY-DOKE 1932 sl.. orig. US 
– acceptable to a person, pleasing, agreeable QUEME c1200 obs. 
– acceptable, tolerable, fairly good DECENT 18C 
– acceptable to your peers; hence, fashionable CRED 1999 UK sl. 
– completely acceptable, satisfactory A-OK 1959 sl., chiefly US, orig. astronauts’ usage 
– socially acceptable; popular IN 1929 US sl. 
– socially acceptable to a peer group SAFE L19 sl. 
 
ACCEPTABLE – NOUNS
– a being acceptable or accepted ACCEPTATION 1594 arch. 
– an acceptable or fair situation SHAKE E19 
– something acceptable, good, enterprising or energetic NO SLOUCH L18 sl. 
 
ACCEPTABLE – NOUNS, PERSON
– a person who is acceptable, good, enterprising or energetic NO SLOUCH L18 sl. 
 
ACCEPTABLE – PHRASES
– a phrase of enthusiastic acceptance or confirmation DOES A DUCK SWIM? 1891
– a phrase of enthusiastic acceptance or confirmation WILL A DUCK SWIM? 1842
 
ACCEPTABLE – VERBS
– to be acceptable or agreeable to a person; said of things QUEME a1000 obs. 
– to make acceptable or pleasant SUGAR-COAT 1870 


ACCEPTANCE – INTERJECTION/PHRASES
– a general statement of acceptance, agreement FAIR DOS! M19 Aust. 
– a general statement of acceptance, agreement FAIR DUES! M19 Aust. 
– a general statement of acceptance, agreement FAIR ENOUGH! 1926 UK sl
– a general statement of acceptance, agreement FAIR SHAKES! M19 Aust. 
– a general statement of acceptance, agreement ​FAIR DO! M19 Aust. 
– an expression of acceptance, I agree, you’re right WHATEVER FLOATS YOUR BOAT 1980s US college sl. 
– used for expressing a rueful, philosophical acceptance of a day when everything seems to go wrong IT JUST ISN’T YOUR DAY 1984 UK sl. 
– used for indicating acceptance of what has been said IF YOU SAY SO 1956 UK sl. 
 
ACCEPTANCE – NOUNS
​- acceptance, sanction; the act of admitting as valid or satisfactory ADMITTANCE 1598 obs. 
– acceptance; the act of taking, or receiving, what is offered, whether by way of favour, satisfaction, or duty ACCEPTATION 1426 obs. 
– the act of accepting; the receiving or taking of anything presented; acceptance, reception ACCEPTION 1483 obs. 


ACCESS,  ACCESSIBLE – ADJECTIVES
– accessible ADIBLE 1568 obs. rare 
– accessible, capable of access ACCESSIVE 1609 obs. 
– accessible, procurable COME-AT-ABLE 1859 Amer. dial.
– difficult of access; not near at hand; indirect; roundabout; usually used of a direction or road UNGAIN Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– difficult of access; presenting obstruction CUMBROUS 1487 obs.

ACCESS etc. – NOUNS
– access, approach AGGRESS 1475 obs. rare 
– exclusive and positive access to something THE IN 2003 UK sl. 
– means of access TOCOME 1513 Sc. rare 
– something that is readily accessible COME-AT-ABLE 1839 Amer. dial.

ACCESS etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– a person who controls access to something GATE-KEEPER 1909 

ACCESS etc. – VERBS
– ​​to be constantly accessible and instantly available to one LIVE IN SOMEONE’S POCKET 1930s Brit. colloq. 
to block the means of access to; to wall up the doors of a building, etc. MURE UP 1550 obs.


ACCESSORY – ADJECTIVES
– of the nature of an accessory or accompaniment; auxiliary, supplementary ​ACCESSORIAL 1726 

​​ACCESSORY – NOUNS
– gaudy wearing apparel, particularly accessories such as bracelets, belts, etc. ​FOFARRAW;  FOOFOORAW Bk1974 Amer. sl. 


ACCIDENT – ADJECTIVES
– characterized by accidents ACCIDENTED 1879 
 
ACCIDENT – NOUNS
– accident, chance CASUALTY 1423 obs. 
– accident, chance HAPPY-GO-LUCKY 1887 Eng. dial.
– a fortunate turn of events that is the result of accident rather than skill FLUKE 19C colloq.
– a hit and run accident BAM AND SCRAM Bk2006 US sl. 
– a minor accident or collision ACCIBOUNCE 2003 Trinidad and Tobago 
– a minor car accident BINGLE Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– an accident, a chance occurrence; an event ADVENTURE a1300 obs. 
– an accident, a disaster ANGALUCK 1866 Sc. 
– an accident, a disturbance; a misfortune MELANDER 1873 Eng. dial
– an accident, a misfortune, mischance; ill-luck MISCHANTER 1742 Sc. & Eng. dial. 
– an accident, a misfortune, mischance; ill-luck MISHANTER 1742 Sc. & Eng. dial. 
– an accident, a misfortune; an injury AMSHACK a1898 Sc. 
– an accident; an accident causing damage that can be repaired CRACK-UP 19C sl. 
– an accident, an ill event; a misfortune HAPMENT 1842 Eng. dial. 
– an accident; an occurrence HAPPEN 1875 Eng. dial. 
– an accident, chance happening; often, an unfortunate event, mishap, mischance HAPS c1205 
– an accident, chance; that which befalls or falls to anyone TO-FALL 1562 obs. 
– an accident, circumstance, incident BEFALL 1491 obs. 
– an accident, hurt, injury LAME 1778 Eng. dial. 
– an accident, misfortune MIRE-SNIPE 1825 Sc. 
– an accident or disaster; a failure BUST-UP 1842 US sl. 
– an accident scene of great confusion CHINESE FIRE DRILL 1952 Amer. sl., usually offensive 
– an accident; that which befalls BETIDER 1674 obs. rare 
– an unforeseen accident, a catastrophe BLANSCUE 1825 Eng. dial. 
– an unforeseen accident or chance RACKLIGENCE 1768 Sc. 
– an unfortunate accident MARLOCK 1841 Eng. dial. 
– an unfortunate accident, occurrence, casualty CASUALITY 1540 obs. 
– an unlucky accident MISCASUALTY Bk1903 Eng. dial.
– a section of a road noted for accidents ACCIDENT BLACK SPOT 1936 

ACCIDENT – NOUNS, PERSON
– a road accident victim; a corpse BLOB Bk1970 UK sl.
 
ACCIDENT – VERBS
– to be involved in an accident or dangerous situation with a train GET IN A JACKPOT Bk1970 US railroad sl.
– to be victim of an accident; to fall heavily COME A CROPPER 1999 UK 
– to get in an accident GET SNAPPED Bk1970 US sl.
– to have a motor accident WRITE ONESELF OFF 20C Aust. sl. 
– to have a serious road accident BUY UP AN ORCHARD 1971 Amer. trucking sl. 
– to suffer an accident, esp. a fall EAT IT 1982 Hawaiian youth usage 


ACCIDENTAL,  ACCIDENTALLY – ADJECTIVES
– accidental COME-BY-CHANCE 19C Eng. dial
– accidental, occurring or coming by chance; casual, fortuitous ADVENTUROUS c1374 obs. 
 
ACCIDENTAL etc. – ADVERBS
– accidentally CASUALLY c1386 obs. 
– accidentally, by chance ADVENTURELY c1400 obs. rare 
– accidentally, by chance, casually ACCIDENTLY 1611 obs. 
– accidentally  by chance, casually ADVENTUROUSLY c1460 obs. 
– by accident or chance; perhaps; maybe HAPLY 1362 now arch.
 
ACCIDENTAL etc. – NOUNS
– an accidental occurrence HAPPENSTANCE 1857


ACCLAIM,  ACCLAMATION – ADJECTIVES
– expressing acclamation ACCLAMATORY 1675 

ACCLAIM etc. – NOUNS
– acclamation, conspicuous success; universal applause ÉCLAT 1741
– acclaim, praise, glorification LOVING a1000 obs.
– a time of acclaim and great success GLORY DAYS 1980s US sl.

ACCLAIM etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– one who joins in acclamation; an applauder ACCLAMATOR 1651 obs. rare 

ACCLAIM etc. – VERBS
– to acclaim, to applaud, to shout applause ACCLAMATE 1667 obs. rare 


ACCLIMATED,  ACCLIMATION,  ACCLIMATIZED – ADJECTIVES
– acclimated CLIMATED Bk1914 Amer. dial.

ACCLIMATED etc. – NOUNS
– acclimation, the act of inuring to a climate CLIMATION 1846 rare 

ACCLIMATED etc. – VERBS
– to become acclimatized, esp. to colonial life EAT ONE’S TOOT M19 NZ sl. 
– to become acclimatized, esp. to colonial life EAT ONE’S TUTU M19 NZ sl. 


ACCLIVITY – NOUNS
– a bank, an acclivity BINK 1768 Sc. & Eng. dial. 


ACCOMMODATE,  ACCOMODATING,   ACCOMMODATION – ADJECTIVES
– accommodating, gracious; susceptible to persuasion; compliant ABLE c1384 obs. 
– accommodating, kind, likeable DECENT L18 
– accommodating; self-accommodating; suiting oneself to circumstances ACCOMMODANT 1693 obs. rare 
 
ACCOMMODATE etc. – NOUNS
– accommodatingness, capacity for being ‘stretched’; flexibility ELASTICITY 1858 
– accommodation, either in regard to entertainment or lodgings, buildings, etc. EASEMENTS 1768 Sc. 
– accommodation; lodging; entertainment for man or beast UP-PUTTING 1815 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– comfortable accommodation, food and lodging EASEMENT c1400 obs.
 
ACCOMMODATE etc. – VERBS
– to accommodate ACCOMMODE ​​​​​​​1567 rare 
– to accommodate oneself to circumstances, esp. if unpleasant TILE TO Bk1905 Eng. dial. 
– to be accommodating, friendly, or kind THURRISH Bk1905 N. Ireland 


ACCOMPANY,  ACCOMPANYING – ADJECTIVES
– accompanying as a factor or circumstance CONCOMITANT 1608

ACCOMPANY etc. – NOUNS
– the act of accompanying a visitor the whole way home SCOTCH CONVOY Bk1904 Sc. 

ACCOMPANY etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– a man, often rich, invariably personable and socially acceptable, who accompanies the wives of prominent men to parties, on shopping expeditions, to the theatre, etc. WALKER 1978 sl. 

ACCOMPANY etc. – VERBS
– to accompany COMITATE 1632 obs. rare 
– to accompany, to attend upon; to follow as an attendant, companion, or adherent SUE a1250 obs. 
– to accompany, to be in fellowship with, to attend AFFELLOWSHIP 1559 obs. rare 
– to accompany, to bring LUG 1884 UK sl. 
– to accompany, to escort CARRY 1861 Amer. dial.
– to accompany, to support or stand by someone SIDE 1923 Amer. dial. 


ACCOMPLICE – NOUNS
– the state of being an accomplice; criminal assistance ACCOMPLICESHIP 1834 rare 
– the state of being an accomplice; criminal assistance ACCOMPLICITY Bk1888 rare 
 
​​​​​ACCOMPLICE – NOUNS, PERSON
– a close accomplice or companion, esp. in a villainous or immoral undertaking; chiefly in plural YOKE DEVIL a1616 arch. 
– a criminal’s accomplice; a female criminal MOT 1829 UK sl. 
– a female accomplice MOLLY 1946 Can. criminals’ sl. 
– an accomplice ADAM TILER 1696 sl. 
– an accomplice ADAM 1696 sl. 
– an accomplice JOLLY M19 sl. 
– an accomplice, a close friend; an assistant BOWER 1847 Amer. sl., orig. gambling usage 
– an accomplice, a confederate FEDARIE 1603 obs. 
– an accomplice, a friend PALL M18 
– an accomplice, a friend PELL M18 
– an accomplice; an assistant SIDE-PARTNER L19 US sl. 
– an accomplice, an assistant, a partner SIDEKICK 1893 orig. US sl. 
– an accomplice, an assistant; a partner SIDEKICKER 1900s Aust. & US sl. 
– an accomplice, a partner RIGHT BOWER 1829 chiefly US, rare
– an accomplice, a supporter, someone who can be relied on BACKSTOP 1919 Aust. sl. 
– an accomplice in crime YUK Bk1992 US criminals’ sl. obs. 
– an accomplice in crime or dishonesty; PAL 1681-2 colloq. 
– an accomplice in petty crime RAM 1941 sl., orig. & chiefly Aust. 
– an accomplice inside a place that is to be burgled INSIDE 1926 US criminals’ sl. 
– an accomplice inside a place that is to be burgled INSIDE MAN 1931 US criminals’ sl. 
– an accomplice, one that joins another ACCESSOR Bk1795 
– an accomplice or decoy, esp. one who lures others into gambling or who poses as a customer to encourage other buyers BUTTON 1851 UK criminals’ sl. obs. 
– an accomplice who helps in a confidence trickster’s poses as a poor scholar MONGREL 1608 UK criminals’ sl. 
– an unsuspected accomplice to a criminal BIRD DOG 1939 euphemism 
– any form of servant or accomplice HEELER 1899 sl. 
– a person who covers for an accomplice GAMMONER E19 sl.
– the accomplice of a cheapjack or showman; one who ‘gees up’ the potential customers into a sideshow, strip-club, confidence trick, etc.; a swindler’s accomplice planted in a crowd, as to start bidding GEE 1898 sl. 
– the accomplice of a cheapjack or showman; one who ‘gees up’ the potential customers GEE-ER 1912 Aust. sl. 
 
​​​​​ACCOMPLICE – VERBS
– to be an accomplice or confederate in a plot ​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​PACK 1590 obs.
– to work as an accomplice with CHUM ALONG WITH 1910s UK criminals’ sl. 


ACCOMPLISH,  ACCOMPLISHED,  ACCOMPLISHMENT – ADJECTIVES
– accomplished, well-ordered, having acquired skill ADDRESSED 1475 obs
– accomplishing much, energetic RAKING Bk1905 Sc.  
– tending to accomplish, having the property of fulfilling ACCOMPLETIVE 1839 rare 
 
ACCOMPLISH etc. – NOUNS
– accomplishment, achieving ACHEVISAUNCE c1430 obs.  
– accomplishment, fulfilment IMPLETION 1615 
– accomplishment, performance EFFECTION 1652 obs.  
– an accomplishment TALENT 1600 obs.  
– an accomplishment or achievement CREDIT 1992 US sl. 
 
ACCOMPLISH etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– an accomplished, refined young woman, either married or single MISS-WOMAN 1953 Amer. dial.  
– an exceptionally accomplished or smart person BIRD 1842 US sl. 
– a person who uses a variety of irregular means to accomplish a purpose WANGLER 1910s US sl.  
 
ACCOMPLISH etc. – VERBS
– to accomplish SCOPE Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– to accomplish a great feat; to ‘set the world on fire’ BURN UP ANYBODY’S MILL POND 1898 Amer. dial. 
– to accomplish any effort; to work efficiently; to perform rapidly or successfully CUT THE BUCK 1927 Amer. dial.
– to accomplish a task DO THE BUSINESS 1603 
– to accomplish a task at hand; to succeed HACK THE COURSE 1966 Amer. sl., chiefly Air Force usage 
– to accomplish its purpose; to have an effect, to be effectual EFFECT 1592 obs. 
– to accomplish or manage successfully HACK (IT) 1952 Amer. sl. 
– to accomplish or obtain, esp. something remarkable, unique, or outrageous PULL OFF 1887 UK sl. 
– to accomplish or obtain, esp. something remarkable, unique, or outrageous PULL IT OFF Bk1974 Amer. sl. 
– to accomplish something by indirection or subterfuge BEAT THE DEVIL ROUND A STUMP 1908 Eng. dial.
– to accomplish something by indirection or subterfuge GET IT BY THE TAIL AND A DOWN-HILL PULL ON IT 1906 Amer. dial. 
– to accomplish something, to achieve HACK THE JIMSON 1952 Amer. sl. 
– to accomplish, to complete, to fulfil FURNISH 1477 obs.  
– to accomplish, to perform, to fulfil, to finish, to discharge the claims or duties of an office ACQUIT c1530 obs. 
– to accomplish two ends at once; to kill two birds with one stone STOP TWO GAPS WITH ONE BUSH 1546 obs. 
– to be able to accomplish easily GET IT BY THE TAIL AND A DOWN-HILL PULL ON IT 1906 Amer. dial. 
– to be accomplished in; to have skill KEN 1362 obs. rare  
– to be eagerly bent on accomplishing or obtaining a thing BE HEART AND HAND FOR A THING Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– to gain additional strength or ability to accomplish anything EAT ANOTHER PECK OF SALT Bk1904 Sc. 


ACCORD – NOUNS
– accord, agreement, concord; oneness or unity of spirit, mind, or feeling  ONEHEAD 1340 obs. 
– accord, agreement, concord; reconciliation; union of mind or feeling ONEMENT a1450 obs. 


ACCORDINGLY – ADVERBS
– accordingly, consequently  SUINGLY adv. c1380 obs.  ​ 


ACCORDION – NOUNS
– an accordion DAGO’S PIANO 20C US sl.  
– an accordion LAP ORGAN 1892 Amer. dial
– an accordion HARKAUDIENCE Bk1905 Eng. dial. 
– an accordion or concertina BOX 1980 Amer. sl.  


ACCOST – ADJECTIVES
– ready to accost, courteous ACCOSTABLE 1622 obs.  
 
ACCOST – VERBS
– to accost ABORD 1611 obs. or arch.
– to accost a person BOARD 1867 N. Ireland
– to accost a person and detain him or her in conversation as if by taking hold of a buttonhole on his or her clothing, frequently so as to persuade or influence him or her  BUTTON-HOLD 1838 rare 
– to accost a person and detain him or her in conversation as if by taking hold of a buttonhole on his or her clothing BUTTONHOLE 1848
– to accost or proposition ​​BUZZ 1866 Amer. sl.  
– to accost, to address; to put oneself in the way of so as to meet AFFRONT 1598 obs. 
– to accost truculently SPRAG 1916 Aust. sl.


ACCOUNT – NOUNS
– a balancing of accounts RECKONING Bk1901 Eng. dial.  
– account, reckoning ACCOMPTER;  ACOMPTER 1483 obs.  
– account, reckoning DECOMPT 1584 Sc. obs. 
– account, reckoning TAIL c1330 obs.
– a debit account; an account, reckoning TICK 1681 
– an account, a reckoning of numbers of money given and received, etc. TALE 1401 obs.  
– an account, a reckoning, a bill RECKLIN 1886 Eng. dial. 
– an account or reckoning TAILLIE 1497 Sc. 
– an account or reckoning TAILYE 1497 Sc. obs. 
– an account or reckoning TAILZIE 1497 Sc. obs.  
 
ACCOUNT – NOUNS, PERSON
– a person who accounts, reckons, calculates, renders an account ACCOUNTER 1303 obs.  
 
ACCOUNT – VERBS
– to balance accounts, to make all equal EQUAL-AQUAL 1818 Sc. 
– to balance an account, etc. SALD 1588 obs.  
– to keep account or tally of TAILYE 1497 Sc. obs
– to keep account or tally of TAILZIE 1497 Sc. obs.  
– to keep account or tally of TALE c897 obs.  
– to misrepresent the contents of an account by adding ghost entries, falsifying details etc. SALT 1882 sl.  


ACCOUNTABLE – ADJECTIVES
– accountable; liable ACCOUNTANT 1623 obs.
– giving or liable to give an account; accountable, responsible ACCOUNTANT 1494 obs.  

ACCOUNTABLE – ADVERBS
– not accountable or responsible ​​​UNACCOMPTABLY a1677 obs. 

ACCOUNTABLE – NOUNS, PERSON
– a person who renders or is liable to render account, esp. for conduct or the performance of duty, or for transactions or money held in trust; one accountable or responsible ACCOUNTANT 1449 rare 
– a person who renders or is liable to render account; one accountable or responsible ACCOMPTANT 1453 

ACCOUNTABLE – VERBS
– to call to account ​​​SUMMON 1654-66 obs. rare 
– to call to account BRING TO BOOK 1786 


ACCOUNTANT – NOUNS
– originally, a job or position as an accountant; later, a firm of accountants ACCOUNTANCY 1860 rare  
 
ACCOUNTANT – NOUNS, PERSON
– an accountant ACCOMPTANT 1539 obs. 
– an accountant PUFF-ADDER c1930 Royal Air Force, chiefly officers’ usage  
– an accountant, a clerk, an administrator MUTSUDDY 1683 chiefly Anglo-Indian
– an accountant, esp. one who compiles statistical records or accounts; hence widely used as a term of contempt for financial planners or statisticians, viewed as bring more interested in figures than in the creative aspects of the businesses they serve, or for anyone excessively concerned with accounts or figures BEAN-COUNTER 1975 colloq., orig. & chiefly US  
– a person who casts or reckons up accounts ACCOUNT CASTER 1580 obs
– a person who professionally makes up or takes charge of accounts, esp. within the context of a business; a bookkeeper; an officer in a public office who has charge of accounts ACCOUNTANT 1539  
– a person who uses an abacus in casting accounts; an arithmetician, accountant, or calculator ABACIST 1387  
– in Roman Antiquity: an accountant or auditor RATIONAL 1610 obs. rare  


ACCUMULATE,  ACCUMULATED,  ACCUMULATION – ADJECTIVES
– accumulated by greed GAIR-GATHERED 1847 Sc. 
 
ACCUMULATE etc. – NOUNS
– accumulation, heap CUMBLE 1694 obs. rare
– accumulation, the act of heaping up ACERVATION 1676 rare 
– an accumulating, heaping, or building up (literal and figurative); an accumulation or build-up ​​​​​AGGERATION a1425 obs.  
– an accumulation; a close-packed and confused crowd; a muddle MIRD 1895 Sc. 
– an accumulation, a gathering; the conical top of a heaped measure CUMULUS 1659
– an accumulation, a miscellaneous collection GADDERY 1825 Sc.  
– an accumulation, a miscellaneous collection GEDDERY 1825 Sc. 
– an accumulation, what has been gathered together; a hoard RAKE 1851 Sc. 

ACCUMULATE etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– a person who accumulates CUMULATIST a1846 rare
– a person who accumulates CUMULATOR 1799 obs.
 
ACCUMULATE etc. – VERBS
– to accumulate ​​​​​ACCUMULE 1490 obs. rare  
– to accumulate in a penurious, niggardly way, to be excessively acquisitive in small things SCART 1887 Sc. 
– to accumulate in small amounts; to scrape money together SCARTLE 1825 Sc. 
– to accumulate; to amass; to heap up; to pile up, to collect CUMULATE 1534
– to accumulate, to pile in a heap BING 1804 Sc. & N. Ireland 
– to accumulate; to register; to achieve RACK BACK 1961 US sl.  
– to accumulate; to register; to achieve RACK UP 1961 US sl. 


ACCURACY, ​ACCURATE,  ACCURATELY – ADJECTIVES
– accurate DEAD-ON 1888 UK sl.  
– accurate and exact, careful EXACCURATE Bk1942 Amer. sl. 
– accuratecareful in observation or investigation CURIOUS 1642 obs.
– accurate, correct, true RIGHT AS MY LEG 1636 obs.  
– accurate, exact PERQUIRE 1742 Sc. obs.  
– accurate, ready, fluent, perfect PAT 1703 Sc. & Eng. dial. 
– accurate, ready, fluent, perfect PAT-OFF 1703 Sc. & Eng. dial.  
– accurate, skilful, useful APTISH Bk1898 Eng. dial. 
– accurate, true, genuine, real, actual, exact LEAL a1300 obs. exc. Sc. & N. Eng. dial. 
– minutely accurate, exact, precise CURIOUS 1614 obs.
– minutely accurate, exact, precise; extreme as to neatness, fussy, finical PERJINKETY 1887 Sc.  
 
ACCURACY etc. – ADVERBS
– accurately, completely; not doubt at all DAMN TOOTIN’ 1910s US sl.  
– accurately, correctly, truthfully OF RIGHT 1494 obs.
– accurately, perfectly, exactly PERQUIRE 1775 Sc. obs.  
– accurately, to the last detail TO A COCK’S HAIR 1966 Amer. dial. 
– accurately, to the last detail TO A FROG’S HAIR 1966 Amer. dial. 
– accurately, to the last detail TO A GNAT’S HAIR 1940 Amer. dial. 
– accurately, to the last detail TO THE LAST HAIR ON A GNAT’S ASS 1954 Amer. dial. 
– accurately, to the smallest particular; precisely TO A TITTLE 1607 
– accurately, truly, exactly; perfectly, thoroughly ​​​​​​LEAL c1400 obs. exc. Sc.  
– with absolute accuracy BANG ON 1936 Brit. colloq. 
 
ACCURACY etc. – NOUNS
– accuracy; careful attention to detail; scrupulousness; exactness CURIOSITY c1400 obs.
 
ACCURACY etc. – VERBS
– to make an accurate statement or prediction CALL THE TURN 1876 Amer. sl., orig. gambling usage  
– to speak with the utmost accuracy or great exactness; to be careful with one’s words ​​​​​​SPEAK BY THE CARD 1596  


ACCURSED – ADJECTIVES
– accursed MALEDICT 1867 arch.  accursed 
– accursed, cursed MALEDIGHT a1300 obs.  
– accursed, damnable GODDAM E20 colloq.  
– accursed; evil-spoken of MALEDICTED 1727  
– accursed; wretched FACOCKTA 1990s Amer. sl.  

ACCURSED – NOUNS, PERSON
– an accursed person ​​​​​ MALEDICT a1550 arch.  


ACCUSATION,  ACCUSATORY, ACCUSE,  ACCUSED,  ACCUSER,  ACCUSING – ADJECTIVES
– accusatory ACCUSIVE 1861 rare  
– accusatory; charging someone with a crime or grave offense; incriminating CRIMINATIVE a1734 rare
– accusatory; incriminating CRIMINATORY 1576
– accusatory, reproachful; defamatory CRIMINOUS c1485 obs.
– accusatory, reproachful, defamatory; ready to blame or accuse CRIMINOSE c1475 obs.
– accused; charged with a crime CRIMINATE a1591 obs.
– accusing ACCUSANT 1611 obs.  
– characterized by accusation; accusing, reproachful ACCUSATORIAL 1788  
– involved in accusing; given to making imputations IMPUTATIVE 1824  
– pert. to accusation; accusatory ACCUSATIVE a1400 obs. rare  
– standing accused, on a charge; said of a police officer UP ON ONE 1974 UK sl. 
 
ACCUSATION etc. – NOUNS
– accusation ACOUPEMENT a1300 obs. rare  
– accusation, blaming INCUSATION 1623 
– accusation, charge TAINTURE 1621 obs.  
– accusation, imputation, charge IMPOSITION 1611 obs.  
– accusation of crime ACCRIMINATION 1655 obs. rare  
– a false criminal accusation or charge HUMBLE 1940 US sl.  
– an accusation ACCUSAL 1594  
– an accusation ATTENDURE 1623 obs.
– an accusation DELATION 1792 Sc.  
– an accusation; a charge against a person ​​​​​​ONSAW c1000 obs,
– an accusation, a criticism, a scolding BAWL-OUT 1915 US sl.  
– an accusation, charge IMPUTE 1649 obs. rare  
– an accusing; an accusation CUSING 1488 Sc. obs.  
– an accusing or charging with an offense; an accusing; an accusation, a charge ACCUSEMENT c1374 obs.  
– an accusing or charging with crime; charge, accusation ACCUSE 1593 obs. rare  
– calumnious accusation; talebearing; the trade or occupation of an informer SYCOPHANTRY a1677 obs.
– severe accusation or censure; a charging with a crime or grave offense CRIMINATION 1534 obs.
 
ACCUSATION etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– a chief accuser or prosecutor ​ACCUSER-GENERAL 1770 
– a female accuser ​ACCUSATRIX 1655 obs. rare  
– a female who accuses ACCUSERESS Bk1867 obs. 
– a malicious accuser, an informer; a calumniator, a slanderer SYCOPHANT 1548 obs.
– an accuser ACCUSANT 1611 rare 
– an accuser ​ACCUSATOR 1382 obs. 
– an accuser ACCUSOR 1340 obs.  
– an accuser ​CUSER 1589 obs.  
– an accuser, an informer DELATOR 1616 Sc. 
– an accuser; a hostile witness TAGGY c1850 UK criminals’ sl. 
– an accuser; a person who brings legal evidence against another for conviction of some crime TAINTOR 1451 obs. 
– an accuser; a person who defames someone CRIMINATOR a1425 obs.
– a person who accuses, finds fault, or censures TAXER 1601 obs. 
– a person who accuses, or brings a charge against another  SUGGESTER 1450 obs.  
 
ACCUSATION etc. – VERBS
– to accuse ACOUP;  ACOUPE 1297 obs. 
– to accuse LEDGE UPON Bk1902 Sc.
– to accuse falsely and maliciously CALUMNIATE 1554
– to accuse of BECALL c1250 obs.  
– to accuse of a crime ACCRIMINATE 1655 obs. rare  
– to accuse of crime or dishonour TAINT a1619 obs.  
– to accuse of or charge with a crime; to denounce CRIMINATE 1646 rare
– to accuse of, to charge with ​IMPUTE 1596  
– to accuse of, to object to something in a person CAST IN ONE’S DISH M16 Brit. colloq. 
– to accuse of, to object to something in a person ​LAY IN ONE’S DISH M16 Brit. colloq. 
– to accuse or vilify ​POINT THE FINGER 1829 Amer. sl.  
– to accuse someone of something falsely BUM-RAP 20C  
– to accuse, to blame REDARGUE 1768 Sc.  
– to accuse, to blame ​TAG 1950s sl. 
– to accuse, to blame, to condemn a person POINT THE BONE AT 1923 Aust. colloq. 
– to accuse, to bring up old offenses, to charge DING IN SOMEONE’S TEETH 1897 Eng. dial. 
– to accuse; to criticize the actions of a person MURMUR 1424 Sc.
– to accuse, to cry at BECRY c1440 obs. 
– to accuse, to denounce as a criminal DECRIMINATE 1670 obs. rare 
– to accuse, to find fault with IMPUGN 1377 rare 
– to accuse, to find fault with; to blame INCULP 1612 obs.  
– to accuse, to indict, to condemn ADITE a1325 obs.  
– to accuse, to indict; to complain against BECLEPE c1030 obs. 
– to accuse; to inform BACKDOOR 1960s sl.  
– to accuse, to malign, to speak evil of BEWRAY c1330 obs.  
– to accuse, to reproach ADWITE c1430 obs. 
– to accuse, to reproach ​GAB c1200 obs. 
– to accuse, to reproach;  to cry out against; to upbraid BEGREDE c1200 obs. 
– to accuse; to speak against; to charge; to oppose BESPEAK a1000  obs.  
– to accuse; to taunt SPITBALL 20C US sl.
– to be first to accuse or criticize, though not oneself blameless CAST THE FIRST STONE Bk1999  
– to stand accused, to appear guilty RAP M19 UK criminals’ sl.  
– to utter malicious accusations; to slander, to calumniate SYCOPHANTIZE 1636 obs.


ACCUSTOM,  ACCUSTOMED – ADJECTIVES
– accustomed NATURALIZED 1924 Amer. dial.  
– accustomed ​OCCASIONED 1576 obs.  
– accustomed, familiarized, practised, used to HABITED 1615 obs.  
– accustomed, habituated, wonted ACCUSTOMATE 1494 obs. 
– accustomed or to a course; practiced ​​​​​​HAUNTED a1325 obs. exc. Eng. & Amer. dial. 
– accustomed to do something; of an action: customary, habitual CUSTOMER a1393 obs.  
– accustomed to, habituated HANKLED B1900 Eng. dial. 
 
ACCUSTOM etc. – NOUNS
– the state of being accustomed, or the act of accustoming; use; habituation ASSUEFACTION 1644 obs.  
 
ACCUSTOM etc. – VERBS
– to accustom one to something USEN 1845 Amer. dial. 
– to accustom or reconcile oneself to a place; to settle down, to make oneself at home HEAF 1873 Eng. dial.  
– to accustom, to familiarize, to habituate HABIT 1615 obs.  
– to accustom, to habituate LEAR 1737 Sc. obs.
– to accustom, to habituate OCCASIONATE 1545 obs. 
– to be accustomed or wont HAUNT a1300 obs. 
– to get accustomed to a thing TUMBLE TO THE RACKET 1883 Eng. dial.