CONSPICUOUS, CONSPICUOUSLY – ADJECTIVES
– conspicuous LIKE A BEER BOTTLE ON THE COLISEUM 1940s Aust. sl.
– conspicuous; ardent FLAMING 1738 colloq.
– conspicuous; conceited PAWPY 1865 Eng. dial.
– conspicuous, easily recognizable, clearly visible KENSPECK 1590 Eng. dial.
– conspicuous, easily recognizable, clearly visible KENSPECKLE; KENSPICKLE 1714 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– conspicuous, easily recognized; distinguishable TELLABLE B1900 Eng. dial.
– conspicuous, neat, stylish NIFTY Bk1902 Amer. sl.
– conspicuous, noteworthy, important OF MARK 1590
– conspicuous, prominent; standing out from the rest SALIENT 1840
– conspicuous, seen from afar FAR-REGARDING 1896 Sc.
– conspicuous, visible SIGHTLY1532 obs.
– conspicuous, visible SIGHTY1398 obs.
CONSPICUOUS etc. – ADVERBS
– conspicuously; notably; also, with great success, to a great extent BIG 1865
– conspicuously; to a great extent; hence, passionately IN A BIG WAY 1897
CONSPICUOUS etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– a conspicuous, ostentatious person who ‘burns brightly’; someone or something very unusual or vigorous FLAMER c1805
CONSPICUOUS etc. – VERBS
– to behave in a conspicuous way; to make a fuss CARRY ON 1828 UK sl.
– to mark conspicuously; to make distinct or conspicuous; to distinguish SINGULARIZE 1589
– to move in a conspicuous manner BALL THE JACK 1970 Amer. dial.
CONSPIRACY, CONSPIRATOR, CONSPIRE, CONSPIRING – ADJECTIVES
– addicted to conspiring CONSPIRATIOUS 1652 obs. rare
– conspiring or planning with someone IN CAHOOTS WITH 1829 US sl.
CONSPIRACY etc. – NOUNS
– a (criminal) conspiracy or plot FRAME 1911 sl., orig. US
– a (criminal) conspiracy or plot FRAME-UP 1900 sl., orig. US
– a conspiracy; a plot; an intrigue; a private or clandestine arrangement, pact, or compact; a secret or underhand design agreed upon by two or more persons PACK 1571 obs.
– a conspiracy; a secret intrigue; a conspiracy; petty plotting CABAL E17 arch.
– a conspiracy; a swindle READY 20C Aust. sl.
– a conspiracy; a swindle, fraud READY-UP 1924 Aust. sl.
– a conspiracy, cabal HACKLE Bk1905 Eng. dial.
CONSPIRACY etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– a conspirator; a person who cabals, or adheres to any cabal; a secret intriguer or plotter CABALIST; CABBALIST 1642 obs.
– a conspirator; a person who cabals or intrigues; one who enters into plots and intrigues to disturb and change the administration of any government CABALLER 1686
– a conspirator; a plotter; a confederate in a fraudulent design PACKER 1771 obs.
– a conspirator; a schemer; a plotter PRACTISANT 1550 obs. rare
– a political conspirator or blackmailer HIGHBINDER Bk1913 Western Can. sl.
CONSPIRACY etc. – VERBS
– to conspire, agree together HACKLE Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– to conspire; to act in a group ROW IN 1897 sl.
– to conspire; to plot and plan; to arrange something FANIGLE Bk2006 US sl.
– to conspire; to plot and plan; to arrange something FINAGLE Bk2006 US sl.
– to conspire; to plot, to scheme, to intrigue; to enter into a private arrangement; to agree in a secret or underhand design PACK a1529 obs.
CONSTABLE – NOUNS, PERSON (also see POLICE)
– a constable BARON NABBEM 1830 US sl.
– a constable BECK-HARMAN Bk1855 sl.
– a constable BEUR Bk1890 sl.
– a constable GENTLEMAN OF THE SHORT STAFF 1839
– a constable HARMAN 1674 thieves’ sl. obs.
– a constable MAN-CATCHER Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– a constable SQUIRE NABBEM 1834 US sl.
– a constable; a bailiff MOABITE 1699 sl. obs.
– a constable; a bailiff; a police officer NABBER 1810 sl.
– a constable; a bailiff; a police officer NABBING-CULL 1780 sl.
– a constable; a beadle BAN-BEGGAR 1883 Eng. dial.
– a constable; a beadle BANG-THE-BEGGAR 1825 Sc.
– a constable; a beadle BECK c1698 UK criminals’ sl.
– a constable; an informer BLACK SPY a1790 sl.
– a constable; a police officer NABMAN 1823 sl. obs.
– a constable; a policeman BANGIE 1870 Sc.
– a constable; a policeman; a deputy sheriff FEE GRABBER 1967 Amer. dial.
– a constable; a policeman; a guardian of the peace; also, a police-office clerk BEAKSMAN 1821 UK sl.
– a constable; a sheriff’s officer; a bailiff; one who makes it his business to scent out or hunt down; a beadle BEAGLE 1559
– a constable; a watchman MAN IN THE MOON M17 sl.
– a constable; a watchman, a policeman HARNESS 1848 UK criminals’ sl.
– a constable or beadle; a parish officer BANG-BEGGAR 1715 Eng. dial.
– a constable or justice of the peace ALGUACIL; ALGUAZIL 1888 Amer. Southwest usage
– a constable or police officer GRAB 1821 criminals’ sl.
– a constable or sheriff’s officer SCAB 1591 sl.
– a constable; the parish-constable or beadle HARMAN-BECK 1567 thieves’ sl. obs.
– a district constable PAN-HEAD 1940s W. Indies sl.
– a district constable PAN KIBBA 1940s W. Indies sl.
– a high constable HAMLET c1698 UK criminals’ sl.
– a petty constable having supervision of a city ward VERDERER 1791 obs.
– a senior or chief constable; in later use as a specific rank in certain police forces, notably in India and Pakistan where it is approximately equivalent to a police sergeant elsewhere HEAD CONSTABLE 1562
CONSTANT, CONSTANTLY – ADJECTIVES
– constant, continual; unceasing, ceaseless NEVER-CEASING c1602
– constant, uninterrupted, continual ITHAND a1300 Sc. & Eng. dial. obs.
CONSTANT etc. – ADVERBS
– constantly EVERY CONSTANT 1940 Amer. dial.
– constantly, all the time FROM ARSEHOLE TO BREAKFAST TIME L19 sl.
– constantly, always ALL THE WAY 1976 Amer. dial.
– constantly, always, perpetually, frequently, continually, continuously EVERLIE; EVERLY 1829 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– constantly, continually; assiduously, diligently ITHANDLY a1400 Sc. & Eng. dial. obs.
– constantly, every day DAY AN’ DAILY 1790 Eng. dial.
– constantly, every day, continually DAILY-DAY 1881 Sc.
– constantly, frequently EVERY HANDS WHILE Bk1900 Eng. dial.
CONSTELLATION – ADJECTIVES
– pert. to the constellation Leo LEONIC a1658 obs. rare
CONSTELLATION – NOUNS
– a constellation CATASTERISM 1837
– a constellation SIGN 1398 obs. rare
– a star in the constellation of Ursa Major JACK BESIDE THE MIDDLE HORSE 1934 Sc.
– the belt in the constellation Orion ELL AND YARD; ELLENYARD 1891 Amer. dial.
– the Belt of Orion GOLDEN YARD; YARD 1551 obs.
– the constellation Aquarius SKINKER 1591 obs.
– the constellation Aquarius WATER-POURER 1565 obs.
– the constellation called Orion’s belt THE KING’S ELLWAND 1838 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– the constellation called Orion’s belt THE LADY’S ELLWAND Bk1900 Sc.
– the constellation of Orion MILKING STARS 1936 Amer. dial.
– the constellation of the Great Bear, Ursa major WAGON-AND-HORSES Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– the constellation Orion HELLINYEAR 1940 Amer. dial., African-American usage
– the constellation Pleiades SEVEN SISTERS 1928 Amer. dial.
– the constellation Ursa major JACK AND HIS TEAM Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– the constellation Ursa major JACK AND HIS TEAM GOING TO PIT Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– the constellation Ursa major JACK AND HIS WAGON Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– the constellation Ursa major JACK AND HIS WAIN Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– the constellation, the Great Bear DICK AND HIS TEAM Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– the constellation, the Great Bear DICK WITH HIS WAGON Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– the seven chief stars of the constellation of the Great Bear SISTERS c1450
– the seven stars in the constellation of the Great Bear, called also the Plough or Wain CAR 1633 obs.
– the stars in the constellation Orion called Orion’s sword ST. PETER’S STAFF 1710 Sc.
– the three stars forming the belt of the constellation Orion LADY’S YARD-BAND; YARD-BAND Bk1905 Eng. dial.
CONSTERNATION – INTERJECTIONS
– used as an expression of consternation, amazement, denial, etc. KAH-KA-KA! 1835 Amer. dial.
– used as an expression of consternation, amazement, denial, etc. KAI!; KI! 1835 Amer. dial.
CONSTERNATION – NOUNS
– a state of consternation or tumult FARIE; FARY 1500-20 Sc. obs.
CONSTIPATED, CONSTIPATION – ADJECTIVES
– constipated BACKED UP 1969 Amer. dial.
– constipated BALLED UP 1968 Amer. dial.
– constipated BELLY-BOUND 1607
– constipated BUNGED UP c1960 Amer. dial.
– constipated CHEESE-BOUND 1950 Amer. dial.
– constipated HARD PACKED 1967 Amer. dial.
– constipated LOCKED (UP) 1967 Amer. dial.
– constipated; confined in the bowels BOUND 1530
– constipated; costive FAST c1000 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– constipated; costive HARD-BOUND 1735
– not constipated; said of the bowels OPEN 1562
CONSTIPATED etc. – NOUNS
– constipation HARD BOWELS 1967 Amer. dial.
– constipation; obstruction of the intestines LOCKED BOWELS 1938 Amer. dial.
– something that promotes constipation when eaten CHOKEM 1928 Amer. dial.
– something that promotes constipation when eaten CHOKER 1925 Amer. dial.
CONSTIPATED etc. – VERBS
– to be constipated BE HEATED UP IN THE BOWELS Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– to cause constipation in the bowels; to become constipated LOCK c1938 Amer. dial.
CONSTITUTED – ADJECTIVES
– constituted, settled, arranged BESTEAD c1300 obs.
– constituted, settled, arranged BESTED c1300 obs.
CONSTITUTION – NOUNS
– individual constitution IDIONOMY 1651 obs.
CONSTRAIN, CONSTRAINT – NOUNS
– constraint, imprisonment; forced confinement DURANCE a1535
– constraint, violence, force, or compulsion, exercised by or upon persons NEED c825 obs.
CONSTRAIN etc. – VERBS
– to constrain, to restrain BEDWYNGE 1480 obs.
– to exercise constraint or compulsion upon one NEED c825 obs.
CONSTRUCT, CONSTRUCTED, CONSTRUCTION – ADJECTIVES
– constructed, built up, formed, instituted, arranged EDIFICATE c1470 obs.
CONSTRUCT etc. – NOUNS
– anything poorly constructed MEXICAN RIG 1966 Amer. dial., derogatory
– construction; the act of fabricating FABRICATURE 1600 obs.
– construction; workmanship; the doing or making of a work OPIFICE 1616 obs.
– in construction: a pile driver MONKEY 1965 Amer. sl.
– the act or process of construction or building EDIFICE 1580 obs.
CONSTRUCT etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– a construction worker; a person who wears protective headgear HARDHAT 1949 orig. & chiefly US
– a homosexual construction worker HARD-HATTED HANNA Bk1972 homosexual sl.
– a person who constructs, fabricates, or fashions anything; a maker or manufacturer FABRICANT 1757 rare
– a person who constructs, fashions, frames or makes FABRICKER 1698 obs.
– in construction camps: an employee who looks after beds and belongings CAMP DOG 1927 Amer. dial.
CONSTRUCT etc. – VERBS
– to construct beneath; to lay as a foundation SUBSTRUCT 1847 rare
– to construct, fashion, frame, make FABRIC 1623 obs.
– to construct; to arrange; to fit FAIT 1635-6 obs.
– to construct; to build (a dwelling, edifice) of the usual building materials EDIFY a1340 rare
– to construct; to build, or to make, as a house, ship, etc.; later, to build or construct of wood TIMBER a750 obs.
– to construct; to make EFFECT 1791 rare
– to construct; to make, to prepare; to put in order, to arrange TIFF 1300s obs.
CONSTRUCTIVE – ADJECTIVES
– constructive CATASKEUASTIC 1645 obs. rare
CONSTRUE – VERBS
– to construe STRUE Bk1904 school sl.
CONSULT, CONSULTATION – NOUNS
– a consultation, a conference CON 1961 UK lawyers’ sl.
– consultation, consideration, deliberation, reckoning; weighing of opinions ADVICE 1366 obs.
CONSULT etc. – VERBS
– to consult or take counsel together CAST HEADS TOGETHER 1526 obs.
– to consult or take counsel together DRAW HEADS TOGETHER c1381 obs.
– to consult or take counsel together LAY HEADS TOGETHER 1551
– to consult, to confer PALAVER 1877
– to consult, to confer, to parley; to speak together or with another upon a matter IMPARL 1579-80 obs.
CONSUME – VERBS
– to consume food or drink heartily PUT BACK 1974 Amer. sl.
– to consume, to diminish, to waste DECOCT 1629 obs.
– to consume, to gnaw, to devour TO-FRET a1225 obs.
– to consume, to imbibe, to take into the stomach, usually with implication of haste or greed PAUNCH 1821 Sc.
– to consume, to spend SCARE Bk1904 Eng. dial.
CONTACT – NOUNS
– contact, the act of touching TACTION 1623
– contact, touch TACTURE 1597 obs.
– the act of bringing something into contact with another thing ADMOTION 1603 obs.
CONTACT – VERBS
– to lose contact; to move away ABSCEDE 1650 obs. rare
CONTAIN, CONTAINING – ADJECTIVES
– containing or holding all things OMNITENENT 1656 obs.
CONTAIN etc. – VERBS
– to contain, to include, to comprise TAKE c1200 obs.
– to contain, to take in, to hold, to comprehend BEGRIPE 1393 obs.
– to contain, to take in, to receive, to hold KEEP c1020 obs.
CONTAINER – NOUNS
– a container, a box BUST a1250 obs.
– a container or an empty bottle DEAD MARINE 1831 sl.
– a container or an empty bottle DEAD SOLDIER 1917 sl., orig. US
– a container or an empty bottle MARINE 1831 sl.
– a container or an empty bottle OLD SOLDIER 1909 US sl.
– any container or vessel that has been emptied, esp. a bottle once containing alcohol EMPTY 20C sl.
CONTAMINATE, CONTAMINATED, CONTAMINATION – ADJECTIVES
– contaminated; tainted FLYBLOWN 1573
CONTAMINATE etc. – NOUNS
– an abnormal fear of contamination or uncleanliness, as of soiling one’s hands by touching anything MYSOPHOBIA 1879
CONTAMINATE etc. – VERBS
– to contaminate TANG Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– to contaminate, to defile, to disfigure, to pollute; to debase DETURPATE 1623 obs.
– to contaminate, to infect, as with disease BESMIT a1225 obs.
– to contaminate, to pollute, to defile, to corrupt, to befoul INQUINATE 1542 obs.
CONTEMPLATED, CONTEMPLATION – ADJECTIVES
– that admits of being contemplated BEHOLDABLE c1449 obs.
CONTEMPLATED etc. – NOUNS
– mental contemplation; consideration BEHOLDING a1520 obs.
CONTEMPORARY – ADJECTIVES
– contemporary; existing or living at the same time COETANEOUS 1649
CONTEMPORARY – NOUNS, PERSON
– a contemporary TIME-FELLOW 1638 obs.
– a contemporary in age YEALING; YEELIN’; YEILDIN 1728 Sc.
– a contemporary; one born in the same year as another YAMAL; YAMMAL; YAMMANLD 1845 Sc.
– a contemporary; one of the same age AGEMATE 1583 obs.