ENTICE – verbs
– ALLECT † to allure, to entice, to attract, to seduce …1528
– ALLICIATE † to allure, to entice, to attract …1568
– BAIT to entice, to lure, provoke …1903 Amer. dial.
– BAY to entice or lure …1970 Amer. dial.
– BICHARRE † to entice, to wile …c1175
– COLLYFOGLE to deceive, to cheat; to wheedle; to entice by flattery …19C Eng. dial.
– DRAG to lead on, to entice …1981 US sl.
– DRAW THE BADGER to entice an opponent to come into the open …1890
– FORSPAN † to seduce, to entice …c1000
– HANKLE to entangle in some pursuit or proceeding; to associate with, be connected with; to instigate, entice, decoy …1842 Eng. dial.
– HONEY-FUGGLE to lure, to entice …1888 Amer. dial.
– HOOK to snare, to entice, or to swindle a victim; to persuade with deception or flattery; to trick; to defraud …c1730 Amer. sl.
– ILLECT †* to allure, to entice …1529
– LAIT † to allure, to entice …1825 Sc.
– PEACH AWAY, PEECH AWAY to coax, to entice …Bk1903 Eng. dial.
– SIREN † to allure, to entice, to persuade …
– TEAL to entice, to coax, to inveigle by flattery; to wheedle something from or out of a person …1866 Sc.
– TEEGLE UP to entice; to lead on from step to step …B1900 Eng. dial.
– TEEL to entice, to wheedle; to inveigle by flattery …B1900 Sc.
– TEELY to entice, to coax, to wheedle by flattery; to wheedle something from or out of a person …1866 Sc.
– THIG to entice; to entreat; to tease …Bk1905 Sc.
– TICE † to entice; to induce or attract by the offer of pleasure or advantage …c1275 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– TIDDLE to entice, to coax …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– TIGHT † to attract, to entice, to allure …c1000
– TILL † to draw, to attract, to persuade; to entice, to allure, to coax; to win over …a1225
– TISE to entice; to tempt, to allure, to attract; to coax, to wheedle …1860 Sc.
– TOLL † to attract, to entice, to allure, to decoy; to incite, to instigate …c1220
– TOLLER to induce one to come or follow; to lure, to entice, to decoy …1974 Amer. dial.
– TRAIL to entice or lead …a1717
ENTICED – adjectives
– OFFSTEERED enticed away from; sidetracked …20C sl.
ENTICEMENT – nouns
– ILLECEBRATION †* the act of alluring; enticement, allurement …1624
– ILLECTATION † allurement, enticement …1652
ֽ– ILLECTIVE † an allurement or enticement …B1900
– TICE an act of enticing; an enticement …1874
– TICEMENT † enticement; encouragement …1303 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– TIGHTING † persuading, enticement …c1000
– TILL †* allurement, enticement …1596
ENTICER – person
– DECOY one who entices, allures, or inveigles another into some trap, deception or evil situation …1638
– DECOY-DUCK a person who entices another into danger or mischief …1625
– TEALER a wheedler, an enticer …1808 Sc.
– TICER an enticer …a1529
– TOLLER † one who entices or instigates …c1440
ENTICING – adjectives
– ENTICING AS A JAYBIRD extremely enticing …1847 Amer. dial.
– ILLECEBROSE alluring, enticing, attractive …1727
– ILLECEBROUS † alluring, enticing, attractive …1531
– ILLECTIVE † attractive, enticing …1652
– LENOCINANT † adj. enticing to evil, leading astray, seducing …1664
– TEELIE coaxing, enticing, encouraging, inducing …1866 Sc.
– TOLLING † enticing, alluring …a1225 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
enticing – nouns
– GELE †* blandishment, enticing speech …c1200
– TOLLING † the act of enticing, allurement; incitement, instigation …a1225 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
ENTIRE – adjectives
– GUNGOO genuine; complete, entire …20C Royal Navy usage
– HAIL † whole, entire …a1300
– HALE of things immaterial, time, numbers, etc.: whole, entire, complete …a1300
– IMPARTIAL †* not partial or fragmentary; entire, complete …a1716
– SOLID full, complete, entire, esp. of time …M19
– TEETOTAL perfect; complete, entire …1884
ENTIRELY – adverbs
– ACE AND DOUCE wholly, entirely …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– ALL OUT entirely, to one’s full powers …B1880 Eng. sl.
– ARRANTLY entirely, thoroughly …1750 Eng. dial.
– BACK AND BELLY entirely, completely …2003 Trinidad and Tobago
– BACK AND EDGE wholly, entirely, completely; through thick and thin …1744
– BALLS AND ALL completely, entirely …1952 US sl.
– BODILY entirely, completely …Bk1911 Sc.
– BODY AND BREECHES. entirely, completely …1901 Amer. dial.
– BUTTONS AND BUTTONHOLES entirely, completely …1889 Sc.
– CLEAN AS A LEEK, AS perfectly, completely, entirely …1725 Sc.
– CLEAN AS A MACKEREL, AS completely, effectively, entirely …1885 Sc.
– EVERY DEAL altogether, entirely …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– FAIR † quite, entirely, completely …c1330 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– FAR FORTHLY † to a great or definite extent; also, entirely, excellently …1362
– FROM THE THREAD TO THE NEEDLE from beginning to end, the whole, every particular; entirely …1882 Eng. dial.
– HAIR AND HIDE † every part, entirely, wholly, totally …c1450
– HAIR AND HOOF † every part, entirely, wholly …1705
– HAIR HOOF AND HIDE everything, entirely, completely …M19 sl.
– HALE † wholly, entirely, completely …c1375 obs. exc. Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– HIDE AND HAIR everything, entirely, completely …M19 sl.
– HIDE AND TALLOW everything, entirely, completely …M19 sl.
– HILT AND HAIR everything, entirely, completely …M19 sl.
– HOUSE AND HALL entirely, completely …1827 Sc.
– IN FULL HABITUDE †* to the full extent; wholly, entirely …a1661
– JAM completely, entirely, fully; all the way …1905 Amer. dial.
– JAM UP completely, entirely, fully; all the way …1835 Amer. dial.
– KIT AND BILIN’ entirely, completely …1967 Amer. dial.
– KIT AND KILLYBANG entirely, completely …1966 Amer. dial.
– LOCK AND BARREL completely, entirely, wholly …1966 Amer. dial.
– LOCK AND CABOODLE completely, entirely, wholly …1966 Amer. dial.
– LOCK, BARREL, AND STOCK completely, entirely, wholly …1966 Amer. dial.
– LOCK, STOCK, AND FIRING PIN completely, entirely, wholly …1948 Amer. dial.
– NATURAL quite; entirely …1851 Eng. dial.
– NECK OR NOUGHT entirely, altogether; without sting …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– PACK AND FARDEL entirely, ‘bag and baggage’ …1867 Eng. dial.
– PACK AND PACKAGE entirely, ‘bag and baggage’ …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– PLUM entirely, completely, absolutely, very …1858 Amer. dial.
– QUITE AND CLEAR entirely, altogether …1735 Eng. dial.
– RAP AND STOW root and branch, completely, entirely …1824 Sc.
– SHANK AND RANK entirely, every bit …1889 Eng. dial.
– SKERE † quite, entirely; altogether …a1225
– SMOOTH completely, entirely …1984 Amer. dial.
– SPANDY quite, entirely …M19 US colloq.
– TIDDY UMPTY completely, entirely …1930s US Black sl.
– TO A FARE-THEE-WELL completely, entirely …1942 Amer. dial.
– TO A TEE-WHITIE precisely, perfectly, exactly, entirely …1967 Amer. dial.
– TO A TEEWITY precisely, perfectly, exactly, entirely …1942 Amer. dial.
– TO A TEE-Y-TEE precisely, perfectly, exactly, entirely …1929 Amer. dial.
– TO A T-WITEY precisely, perfectly, exactly, entirely …1941 Amer. dial.
– TO A T-WYTY precisely, perfectly, exactly, entirely …1942 Amer. dial.
– UMPTY completely, entirely …1930s US Black sl.
ENTIRETY – nouns
– HAIR AND HIDE the totality, the entirety …1955 Amer. dial.
– HAIR, HIDE, AND ALL the totality, the entirety …1969 Amer. dial.
ENTITLE – verbs
– TITLE † to entitle …a1300
ENTITLED – verbs
– RATE to be entitled to something; to receive something because one is highly esteemed or wellliked …20C Amer. sl.
ENTRAILS (also see INTESTINES) – nouns
– BAGS the stomach; entrails …1818 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– GARBAGE the offal of an animal used for food; esp. the entrails …c1430
– GARBISH the offal of an animal used for food; esp. the entrails …c1430
– GARFITS entrails, garbage; the edible portions from the inside of a fowl, etc. …1788 Eng. dial.
– GATHER † the pluck (heart, liver, and lights) of an animal, esp. of a sheep or calf …1530
– GATHERS † the pluck (heart, liver, and lights) of an animal, esp. of a sheep or calf …1530
– GUTS AND GARBALS entrails …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– HARSLET a piece of meat to be roasted, esp. part of the entrails of a hog; also, the heart, liver, etc. of other animals, as sheep, calf, etc. …a1300
– HASE the liver, heart, and lights of a pigs; these parts seasoned, wrapped up in the omentum, and roasted …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– HASLET a piece of meat to be roasted, esp. part of the entrails of a hog; also, the heart, liver, etc. of other animals, as sheep, calf, etc. …a1300
– HASTE the heart, liver, lungs, or lights of an animal, esp. a pig …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– HASTELINGS the heart, liver, lungs, or lights of a pig …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– INGANGS the intestines, entrails …1824 Sc.
– INWARDS the inner parts of the body, the inside; the entrails, intestines, etc. of animals, esp. of pigs …1658 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– PAUNCHES † the entrails; the ‘guts’; the sides of the belly …1791 Sc.
– SINGLES † entrails, intestines …1567
ENTRANCE – nouns
– GATE-CRASHING the act of achieving entrance to a place, or an event such as a party, without proper credentials or an invitation …1927 US sl.
– IMMEATION †* a passing in; entrance, ingoing …1675
– INGANGING a recess, the entrance to a house, etc. …Bk1902 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– INGATE an entrance, ingress; a way in; the act of entering …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– INLET an entrance; a road leading into …1877 Sc.
– SUBINGRESSION † subtle or unobserved entrance …1653
– THROAT a narrow entrance …1896 Sc.
entrance – person
– GATE-CRASHER a person who achieves entrance to a place, or an event such as a party, without proper credentials or an invitation …1927 US sl.
ENTRANCED – adjectives
– GONE said of someone completely enthralled or entranced, esp. by rhythmic music, drugs, etc. …1946 sl., orig. US jazz usage
– SENT said of someone completely enthralled or entranced, esp. by rhythmic music, drugs, etc. …1940 sl.
ENTRAP – verbs
– BEGIN † to entrap, to ensnare …c1250
– BESNARE to take in a snare; to entrap …1571
– BETRAISE † to seize, entrap, ensnare the unsuspecting …c1400
– BETRAISH † to seize, entrap, ensnare the unsuspecting …c1400
– BETRAP † to catch in a trap; to entrap, to ensnare, to circumvent, to enclose …a1000
– GET ONE’S CLAWS INTO to entrap a potential marriage partner …Bk1999
– ILLAQUEATE † to catch as in a noose; to ensnare, to entrap, to entangle …1548 now rare or obs.
– NIGGLE † to ensnare, to entrap in an ambuscade …1866 Sc.
– TOIL to entrap, to entangle …1621
ENTRAPPING – adjectives
– CATCHING entrapping; deceptive, ‘catchy’ …1603
entrapping – nouns
– ILLAQUEATION † the act of catching or entangling in a noose or snare; entrapping or entangling in argument; the condition of being entangled or ensnared …1605
ENTREAT – verbs
– BESEECH † to beg earnestly for, to entreat a thing …c1175
– HALSE † to call upon in the name of something divine or holy; to implore, to entreat, to beseech …c825
– IMPETRATE * to entreat, to request, to beseech, to ask for …c1565
– IMPETRE † to entreat, to request, to beseech, to ask for …c1374
ENTREATY – nouns
– IMPETRATION petition, entreaty, supplication, request …1618
ENTREPRENEUR – person
– ONCARRIER a manager, an entrepreneur …1756 Sc.
ENTRUST – verbs
– BE-GIFT † to entrust …a1400
– BETAKE † to hand over to the care of; to entrust, to commit, to give in charge to …1297
– BETEACH † to hand over as a trust; to entrust, to commit, to give in charge to …c1000
– BETRUST † to entrust …1619
ENTRUSTING – nouns
– BETRUST † an entrusting, a trust …1656
– BETRUSTMENT † an entrusting, a trust …Bk1888
ENTRY – nouns
– CRUSH a forcible entry or exit …Bk1914 criminals’ sl.
– ENTANY an ‘entry,’ main doorway of a house; a narrow passage or by-street …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– OPEWAY an entry, passage; an opening …1881 Eng. dial.
entry – verbs
– SCAM IN to gain entry to a concert, performance, etc. without paying for a ticket …1960s sl.
ENTWINE – verbs
– BETWINE †* to entwine, to twine together …1661
– IMPLEACH * to entwine, to interweave …1597 poetic
– IMPLEX †* to entwine …1635
– IMPLICATE to intertwine; to wreathe, to twist, or knit together; to entwine, to entangle …1610
– RANGLE to entwine, to entangle, to wind about …1825 Eng. dial.
– UMWRITHE † to wind round, to entwine …a1340
– WADDLE to wrap up clumsily; to swaddle; to entwine …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– YIRN to twist; to entwine …Bk1905 Sc.
ENTWINED – adjectives
– IMPLICIT † entangled, entwined, folded, or twisted together; involved …1608
– TETHERY of weeds, etc.: entangled, entwined …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
ENVELOP – verbs
– BEFOLD to fold up, to enfold, to wrap up, to envelop …a1000
– BEHELE † to conceal, to cover, to envelop …c1000
– BELAP † to lap about, to clasp, to enfold, to envelop; to environ, to surround …c1200
– BEMUFFLE to wrap, to envelop …1583
– BESWAPE †* to envelop, to entangle …c980
– HAP to cover, to enwrap; to envelop, to surround …1859 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– SCARF † to wrap, to envelop …1812 Sc.
– VELOPE † to enfold, to envelop …1722
– WAP † to wrap, to envelop; also, to wrap a covering about something …c1375
ENVELOPE – nouns
– BACKING the address or return address on an envelope or letter; the act of writing an address …1871 Sc. & Amer. dial.
– BOLTOP salutation on an envelope, “Better On Lips Than On Paper” …1989 sl.
– ENDILOPE an envelope …1847 Eng. dial.
– LETTER-CASE † an envelope …1672
– LETTER-COVER † an envelope …1742
envelope – person
– TRAPPER a person who can open envelopes and reseal them without a trace …1982 US sl.
envelope – verbs
– BACK to address an envelope or letter …1859 Sc. & Amer. Amer. dial.
envelope – phrases
– HOLLAND written on an envelope, or at the foot of a lover’s letter as lovers’ code for ‘Here Our Love Lies And Never Dies, or Hope Our Love Lasts And Never Dies …1984 UK sl.
– NORWICH salutation on an envelope, “(K)nickers Off Ready When I Come Home” …1961 sl.
– SWAK salutation on an envelope, “Sealed With A Kiss” …1925 sl., orig. services’ usage
– SWALK salutation on an envelope, “Sealed With A Loving Kiss” …1948 sl., orig. services’ usage
– S.W.A.L.C.A.K.W.S. Sealed With A Lick Cos A Kiss Won’t Stick; usually found on the back of envelopes …1910s
– S.W.A.L.K. Sealed With A Loving Kiss; usually found on the back of envelopes …1910s
– S.W.A.N.K. Sealed With A Nice Kiss; usually found on the back of envelopes …1910s
ENVIOUS – adjectives
– BAD-MINDED envious, nasty, wishing someone ill …20C W. Indies sl.
– CANKERED malignant, envious; ill-natured, spiteful; ill-tempered, crabbed …1513
– CANKERLY † malignant, envious; ill-natured, spiteful; ill-tempered,, crabbed …1580
– GREEN full of jealousy or envy …ME
– HAIVERY envious …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– HANKERSOME uneasy, discontented, envious …1880 Eng. dial.
– INVIDIOUS † envious; grudging; jealous …M17 now rare or obs.
– INVYFULL. envious …Bk1902 Sc.
– JAUNDICED jealous, envious …1699
– ONDFUL † spiteful, envious …c1175
envious – person
– HATA an envious person who is trying to prevent someone from doing something successful or funny; one who verbally demonstrates resentment or opposition to the personal success or gain of someone else …2000 US Black sl.
– HATER a person with an excessively critical or negative attitude, esp. one who resents the success or happiness of others; a jealous or envious person …1991 US sl., esp. African-American usage
envious – verbs
– LOOK THROUGH GREEN GLASSES to be jealous of one; to be envious of another’s success …B1900
– MAKE A PERSON’S NOSE SWELL † to make a person jealous or envious …1743
ENVIRON – verbs
– ADVIRON †* to environ, to surround …1475
– BEGO † to surround, to environ …1393
– BELAP † to lap about, to clasp, to enfold, to envelop; to environ, to surround …c1200
– BELAY † to lay a thing about with other object, i.e. by putting them about or around it; to surround, to environ, to enclose with …a1000
– UMBESIEGE † to besiege, to environ …1422
– UMBEVIRON † to environ …1375
– UMGIVE † to enclose, to surround, to environ …a1300
ENVIRONMENT, ENVIRONMENTALIST – person
– BASIC BROWN a person who has minimal interest in environmental issues and would be, on the whole, unwilling to spend more money for products and services simply on the basis of their being environmentally sound …Bk1993
– BIRD-WATCHER an environmentalist; used derisively …1979 US political sl.
– BIRKENSTOCK BUDDY an environmentalist …1996 US college sl.
– DUCK-SQUEEZER a person with strong concerns about the environment and conservation, esp. rescuing oil-covered ducks …Bk2006 US sl.
– EAGLE FREAK a person with strong concerns about the environment and conservation, esp. the preservation of the eagle …Bk2006 US sl.
– ECOFREAK an environmental activist, used in derision …1970 US sl.
– ECOLOGY FREAK a devoted environmentalist …1984 US sl.
– ECO-NUT an environmental activist, used in derision …1972 US sl.
– ECOWARRIOR a person who is especially in any political struggle or violent action against forces that are seen to threaten the environment or balance of nature …2002 UK sl.
– GUPPIE a yuppie concerned about the environment, and ecological issues …1985 sl.
ENVIRONMENTAL – adjectives
– ECO-FREAKO overly devoted to ethical ecological principles …2004 UK sl.
ENVOY – person
– SAND † a person or body of persons sent on an errand; an embassy; an envoy, a messenger …1038
– SANDERBODE † a messenger; an envoy; an ambassador …c1200
– SANDER MAN † a messenger, envoy, ambassador …1123
– SANDESMAN † a messenger, an envoy, an ambassador …1123
– WAKEEL, WAKIL – an agent or representative, especially one representing a person of political importance either permanently or on a special occasion; a minister, envoy, or ambassador …1803 Anglo-Indian
ENVY – nouns
– EELIST † envy; a desire to have possession of something that cannot easily be obtained …1825 Sc.
– GREEN EYES – jealousy, envy …1950 US
– JAUNDICE jealousy, envy …1629
– LONG EYE envy …1987 Amer dial.
– ONDE † strong feeling against a person, ‘animus’; spite, ill-will, envy …c1000
envy – verbs
– JAUNDICE to affect with envy or jealousy; to perverse or distort the views or judgement of …1791
envy – interjections
– RAH! an exclamation of anger, surprise, amazement, approval, envy, etc. …2000 UK Black sl.
– RAWTID! an exclamation implying great anger, surprise, amazement, envy, etc. …1940s sl.
ENWRAP – verbs
– HAP to cover, to enwrap; to envelop, to surround …1859 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– IMPLY † to enfold, to enwrap, to entangle, to involve …c1374
– THRUM to entangle; to enwrap in a careless manner; to fold or put aside carelessly …Bk1905 Sc.
– UMBECLOSE † to enclose, to enwrap …c1400
– UMBEWEAVE † to enwrap …a1300
EPICURE – person
– BELLY-GOD one who makes a god of his belly; one whose great pleasure it is to gratify his appetite; a glutton; an epicure …c1540
– FRIAND † a person of dainty taste in food; an epicure …1598
– GASTROLOGER an epicure, a judge of good eating …1820
– GASTROLOGIST an epicure, a judge of good eating …1822
– GASTRONOME one skilled in what goes into the belly; a judge of good eating; a gourmet, an epicure …1823
– GASTRONOMER a judge of good eating, an epicure …1820
– GASTRONOMIST a judge of good eating, an epicure …1825
– PALATE-MAN † a man given to the pleasures of the palate; an epicure …a1661
– PALATICIAN † one skilled in matters of the palate …1821
– PALATIST * a person who studies the palate; an epicure …1620
epicure – verbs
– EPICURIZE † to play the epicure; to eat or feast daintily or luxuriously …1634
EPIDEMIC – nouns
– DEMIC an epidemic …1897 Eng. dial.
– FAAR an epidemic occurring among men or animals …Bk1900 Sc.
– LAND-EVIL † an epidemic …c1440
– LAND-ILL † an epidemic …c1500
EPILEPSY – nouns
– COMITIAL ILL epilepsy …19C
– FALLING-DISEASE † epilepsy …1607
– FALLING-EVIL † epilepsy …a1225
– FALLING-ILL † epilepsy …1652
– FALLING-SICKNESS * epilepsy …1527
EPILEPTIC – adjectives
– CADUCOUS † epileptic …L17
EPISCOPALIAN – adjectives
– PISCOPAL Episcopalian …1954 Amer. dial.
Episcopalian – person
– EPISCOLAUPIAN an Episcopalian, a member of the Church of England …1889 Sc.
– EPISCOLOPIAN an Episcopalian …1906 Amer. dial.
– EPISCOPAL an Episcopalian …1845 Amer. dial.
– EPISCOPOLIAN an Episcopalian …1967 Amer. dial.
– EPISCOPOLOPIAN an Episcopalian …1943 Amer. dial.
– ISKY-PISKY a member of the Scottish Episcopal church, an Episcopalian …1930 Sc.
– PISCOPAL an Episcopalian …1965 Amer. dial.
– PISCOPALIAN an Episcopalian …1965 Amer. dial.
– PISHOPALIGAN an Episcopalian …1936 Amer. dial.
– PISKUBBLE an Episcopalian …1922 Amer. dial.
– WHIS-CAPALIAN an Episcopalian …1965 Amer. dial.
– WHISKEY-PALIAN an Episcopalian …1868 Amer. dial.
EPISTLE – person
– EPISTOLIST † a writer of epistles or letters; a correspondent …1743
epistle – verbs
– LETTERIZE * to write letters or epistles …1824
EPITOME – nouns
– A AND IZZARD the beginning and end, the epitome …1835 Amer. dial.
– ABRIDGE †* a condensed form; an epitome; a compendium …1634
EQUABLE – adjectives
– AFTER-ANE uniform, equable …1810 Sc.
equable – nouns
– DECENT SHAKE equable treatment …E19
– FAIR WHACK an appeal for equable treatment …20C NZ sl.
– SHAKE equable treatment …E19
EQUAL – adjectives (includes EQUALITY)
– ADEQUATE † equal in magnitude or extent; neither more nor less …1628
– AIZAM-JAZAM equal in size, weight, or value …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– ALL-SAME like, equal …Bk1892 Chinese Pidgin
– ECKSIE-PECKSIE on an equality, much alike …1824 Sc.
– EEKFOW † equal, just …1808 Sc.
– EEKSIE-PEEKSIE on an equality, much alike …1824 Sc.
– EEKSIE PICKSIE on an equality, much alike …1824 Sc.
– EGAL † equal …1728 Sc.
– EGALITARIAN that asserts the equality of mankind …1885
– EGALL † equal …c1374
– EIKSUPICKY on an equality, much alike …1824 Sc.
– EQUAL-AQUAL equally balanced; alike, similar …1838 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– EQUIPARANT † of equal value or importance; equivalent …c1630
– EVEN-AND-EVEN just about equal …1965 Amer. dial.
– EVEN-EVEN just about equal …1965 Amer. dial.
– HACKUM-PLACKUM equal in every way …1825 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– HAUKUM-PLAUKUM equal in every way …1825 Sc.
– HEAD AND HEAD just about equal, very close …1966 Amer. dial.
– HEAD TO HEAD just about equal, very close …1966 Amer. dial.
– ICKITY-ICK just about equal; very close …1968 Amer. dial.
– ICKY-ICKY just about equal; very close …1968 Amer. dial.
– IN THE SAME STREET equal with …Bk1904 sl.
– IXEY-PIXEY equally matched …1894 Sc.
– LEVEL equal in quantity or position …1894 sl.
– MAKELESS † without an equal; matchless, peerless …a1225 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– MARROW similar, corresponding, like, equal …1892 Eng. dial.
– MARROW FOR BRAN alike, similar, equal …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MARROWLESS matchless, incomparable, without an equal …1660 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– MARROW THE BRAIN alike, similar, equal …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MARROW TO BRAN much alike, equal, similar; a match for …1881 Eng. dial.
– MARROW TO MACK much alike, equal, similar; a match for …1897 Eng. dial.
– MATCHABLE † comparable; equal; similar, analogous …1572
– MATLEY equal; alike …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– NECK AND NECK close; almost equal …1861-2 colloq.
– NICK AND NICK just about equal, very close …1966 Amer. dial.
– NICK AND TUCK just about equal, very close …1965 Amer. dial.
– NICKETY-TUCK equal …1917 Amer. dial.
– NICK OR TUCK just about equal, very close …1965 Amer. dial.
– NIPPITY-NIP equal, fifty-fifty …1953 Amer. dial.
– NIPPITY-TUCK equal …1901 Amer. dial.
– OF A RATE † on a par, equal …1542
– ONE-TWO of equal ability; on par with …1969 Amer. dial.
– PANISIC relating to a social state in which all are equal …1864 nonce word
– PARALLEL equal in amount or worth …a1610
– TIT FOR TAT of a competition or competitors: close, even, equal, neck and neck …1898 Amer. dial.
– WHITTLEDY-WHET even, neck and neck, just about equal …1954 Amer. dial.
– WHITTLETY-WHET even, neck and neck, just about equal …1890 Amer. dial.
equal – adverbs
– ADEQUATELY † with complete equality; with perfect correspondence; exactly …1656
– A-MARROWS alike, equal, corresponding …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– NIP AND FRIZZLE just about equal; very close …1968 Amer. dial.
– NIP AND GO just about equal; very close …1968 Amer. dial.
equal – nouns
– ADEQUATENESS † equality; exact correspondence in extent or scope …1664
– EGALITY † equality …c1374
– EGALNESS † equality …1526
– EQUINOMIKER an equal basis …1975 Amer. dial.
– FAIR FIELD AND NO FAVOUR, A equal conditions in a contest, not unduly favouring or hindering either side …1883
– HAIRLASH a close contest; something just about equal …1967 Amer. dial.
– MARROW a match, an equal; an exact counterpart or likeness …1641 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– MATTLER the match to anything; the fellow, the equal …1841 Eng. dial.
– MEET an equal or match …1969 Amer. dial.
– NEIGHBOUR a match, an equal; the corresponding one of a pair …1887 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– OMNIPARITY the state of being all equal; universal equality …1635
– PAIRAGE equality; similarity …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– PANPOLISM equality of civil rights …1884
– PANTISOCRACY a form of social organization in which all are equal in rank and social position; a Utopian community in which all are equal and all rule …1794
– PAR † something that is equal or a match to another …1711
– PARAGE † equality of birth or station, as in members of the same family …1513
– PARALLEL a thing or person agreeing with another in essential particulars; something precisely analogous, comparable, or of equal worth or force; a counterpart, equal, or match …1599
– PARRYMYAK a match, equal …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– SAME ODDS an equal effect; no difference worth consideration …2001 UK sl.
equal – person
– EEKFOW † an equal, match in marriage …1768 Sc.
– EEKFULL † an equal, match in marriage …1768 Sc.
– HEADLING † an equal, a fellow, a mate …c950
– MAKE † an or one’s equal, peer, or match …c1000 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– MARROW † one’s equal or like; one’s match in a contest …1548 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– MATCH † one’s equal in age, rank, station, etc.; one’s fellow, companion …c975
– SAUNCE-PEER † a person who has no equal …c1460
– TIP an equal; a match …1825 Sc.
equal – verbs
– ADEQUATE 1. † to equal, to be equal to, or sufficient for …1599
2. † to make equal or sufficient …1622
– EGALL †* to equal, to be equal to …1591
– EQUAL-AQUAL to balance accounts, to make all equal …1818 Sc.
– EQUALIZE † to equal, to make equal or even …1714 Sc.
– EVEN to match, to equal …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– PARAGONIZE † to match, to equal …1606
– HOLD TACK WITH † to hold one’s own with; to keep up with; to be even with or equal to; to match …1412-20
– MARROW to resemble; to be equal to; also, to produce something equal to; to match …a1586 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– MATCH † to regard, treat, or speak of as equal …1580
– MATE to match, to equal …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MEET UP WITH to be the equal of or match for …1968 Amer. dial.
– MELL to match, to equal …1878 Sc.
– PAIR † to be a match for; to match, to equal …1603
– SIDE to rival, equal, match …1603
– SIZE to be on an equality with; to match with …1639
– TAIL † to tally or agree with; to equal …1638
– TANTAMOUNT † to amount or come up to something; to equal …1659
– TIP to match, to equal …1825 Sc.
equal – phrases
– BROAD AS IT IS LONG, AS it is impossible to decide between two options because they’re equal
– CAT MAY LOOK AT A KING, A all people are equal, regardless of class, and even the lowliest have their rights; there are some things an inferior may do in the presence of a superior …1546
– HORSE TO HORSE everything being equal …1942-49 US sl.
EQUALIZE – verbs
– PARALLELIZE † to cause to correspond; to equalize …1620
EQUALLING – nouns
– ADEQUATION † the act or fact of equalling …1589
EQUALLY – adverbs
– AFTER ONE RATE † equally, to an equal extent; in the same manner …1509
– EGALLY † equally, evenly; with even judgement or temper …c1374
– EQUAL equally, quite as …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– EVEN STEPHEN on an equal basis, fifty-fifty …1866 Amer. dial.
– EVEN STEVEN on an equal basis, fifty-fifty …1866 Amer. dial.
– HACKIM-PLACKIM of payment, reward, etc.: equally, in equal shares …1825 Sc.
– HACKUM-PLACKUM of payment, reward, etc.: equally, in equal shares …1825 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– HALFLIN half-way; mid-way; in equals shares …1789 Sc.
– HALLENS half-way; mid-way; in equals shares …1789 Sc.
– NICKETY-TUCK evenly, equally, very close …1917 Amer. dial.
– NIPPITY-NIP equally …1953 Amer. dial.
– NIPPITY-TUCK evenly, equally, very close …1901 Amer. dial.
EQUATOR – person
– SHELLBACK a person who has crossed the equator by boat …1853
EQUILIBRIUM – nouns
– BALANCEMENT * a balanced condition; equilibrium, equipoise …1862
EQUINOX – nouns
– LEVEL † the equinox …1548
EQUIP – verbs
– ACCOUTRE * to attire, to equip, to array …1606
– ADIGHT † to equip, to attire, to dress, to deck …c1400
– ADUB † to equip, to array, to accoutre …1475
– BEDIGHT to equip, to furnish, to apparel, to array, to bedeck …c1400 arch.
– DECK † to array, to fit out, to equip …a1500
– FEAT † to equip, to furnish, to make fit …a1400-50
– GARNISH † to equip or arm oneself …a1400
– GEAR to equip …a1300 arch.
– HACKLE to equip, get ready, put in order …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– HARNESS † to furnish, to equip, to accoutre; esp. to mount or ornament with fittings of some precious material …c1380
– ORDAIN † to put in order for a purpose; to prepare, to make ready, to equip; to furnish, to provide …1375
– QUIP to equip, to make ready …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– REEK to fit out, to equip; to rig out, to dress, to accoutre; to make ready …1709 Sc.
– TIRE † to equip; to fit out with arms, accoutrements, etc.; to arm …c1330
EQUIPMENT – nouns
– ACCOUTREMENT apparel, outfit, equipment …1549
– ACCOUTREMENTS clothes, trappings, apparel, equipments; in the military, the equipments of a soldier other than arms and dress …1586
– BIT OF KIT an item of equipment, esp. mechanical or electrical …2000 UK sl.
– CAPARISON the dress and ornaments of men and women; equipment, outfit …1598
– CLOBBER equipment; ‘gear’; rubbish …1890 sl.
– DUNNAGE the clothing and other personal belongings carried by a sailor, soldier, or woodsman; generally, baggage or equipment with which a person travels …1834 sl., orig. naval usage
– GRUBSTAKE money, supplies, or equipment supplied, esp. to a prospector, on condition of the supplier participating in the profits of a particular undertaking …1863 Amer. West. usage
– HABILIMENT outfit, accoutrement, equipment, array, attire, dress (now only of personal attire) …1470-85
– HABULIMENT † habiliment, dress, attire; military equipment …1773 Sc.
– HABULZIEMENT † habiliment, dress, attire; military equipment …1822 Sc.
– ICTA a thing, portable possession; goods, equipment; clothing; merchandise …1856 Amer. dial.
– IKTA a thing, portable possession; goods, equipment; clothing; merchandise …1862 Amer. dial.
– LAYOUT a set of equipment or clothes …M19 sl.
– MONSTER a formidable piece of equipment …1955 US sl.
– ORDINANCE † the act or process of making ready, preparing, or providing; preparation, provision, equipment; a preparatory step or measure; hence, the result of such …c1374
– SKIPPESON †* equipment, provision of necessaries …1444
– SUPELLECTILE † furniture; scientific apparatus or equipment …1597 rare or obs.
– SUPELLEX * the equipment or apparatus for an experiment or operation …a1697
– TACKLING † gear, furnishings, fittings, accoutrements, outfit, baggage, etc. …1558
– TANCHIMENTS apparatus or materials for doing or making anything …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– TIRE † apparatus, equipment, accoutrement, outfit …a1300
– TIRING attiring, dressing; dressing the hair; attire, apparel, head-dress; equipment, apparatus …1552 arch.
EQUIPOISE – nouns
– BALANCEMENT * a balanced condition; equilibrium, equipoise …1862
EQUIPPED – adjectives
– ACCOUTRED attired, dressed, equipped, arrayed; generally with the idea of being specially attired for some purpose …1596
– ADUBBED † equipped, arrayed, accoutred …1475.
– ARMED TO THE TEETH well equipped with firearms; alert; fully prepared; awake to danger …World War II Amer. sl.
– GEARED † equipped; armed …c1470
– HABILIMENTED equipped, arrayed, apparelled, dressed …1607
– HARNESSED † furnished, equipped; mounted with silver or other metal …1426
– SUMMED equipped …1588
EQUITABLE – adjectives
– AIZAM-JAZAM equitable, fair and square …1894 Eng. dial.
– FAIR AND TIDY fair and square; equitable …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– FAIR DINKUM fair, honest, equitable …1947 Aust. sl.
– SKILLWISE † just, equitable, fair …a1300
equitable – adverbs
– AIZAM-JAZAM in an equitable manner …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
equitable – nouns
– FAIR DEAL an honest transaction; a fair bargain; an honest and equitable usage …1876, orig. US
– FAIR DO, FAIR DO’S equitable or unbiased treatment …1859 UK colloq.
– FAIR GO, A a fair chance, a ‘square deal’ a fair contest; equitable or reasonable treatment …1888 colloq.
– FAIR SHAKE a fair chance, an equitable bargain, just treatment, an honest arrangement …1830 Amer. dial.
EQUIVALENT – adjectives
– ADEQUATIVE adequate; equivalent …1823
– EQUIPARANT † of equal value or importance; equivalent …c1630 obs.
equivalent – nouns
– TANTAMOUNT † that which amounts to as much, or comes to the same thing; something equivalent to; an equivalent …1637
equivalent – verbs
– TANTAMOUNT † to amount to as much; to come to the same thing; to be or become equivalent …1628
EQUIVALENTLY – adverbs
– TANTAMOUNTINGLY † equivalently …1655
EQUIVOCAL – adjectives
– DILOGICAL having a double meaning; ambiguous, equivocal …c1633
EQUIVOCATE – verbs
– DACKER to remain or hang on in a state of irresolution; to vacillate, equivocate, waver …1818 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– PALTER to shift, to shuffle, to equivocate, to prevaricate in statement or dealing; to deal crookedly or evasively; to play fast and loose, to use trickery …1601
– PARRY to trifle, to waste time, to dawdle or delay in order to avoid action, to equivocate …1883 Sc.
– PAVIE to talk in a guarded manner; to prevaricate, to equivocate; to hedge …1914 Sc.
– POLLYFOX to dilly-dally, to delay and discuss, to quibble or equivocate …1873 Amer. dial.
– POLLYFOX AROUND to equivocate, to quibble, to procrastinate; to waste time, to dilly-dally, to delay and discuss …1970 Amer. dial.
– QUAVER to equivocate …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– SCAFFLE to equivocate …1884 Eng. dial.
EQUIVOCATING – nouns
– HACKERING AND HAMMERING vacillating, equivocating …1975 Amer. dial.
EQUIVOCATION – adjectives
– PALTERING equivocation, shuffling, playing fast and loose; trifling with serious matters …1600
– PARAFLING wordy equivocation, time-wasting evasion; the making of an ostentatious fuss …1825 Sc.
– PARRYING trifling, equivocation, evasion …1883 Sc.
– QUIDDATIVE * full of equivocations, quirky …1642
– QUIDDITATIVE † full of equivocations; quirky …1611
EQUIVOCATOR – person
– PALTERER an equivocator; a shuffler; one who plays fast and loose; a haggler, a huckster; one who acts evasively …1589
– PALTRER an equivocator; a shuffler; one who plays fast and loose; a haggler, a huckster; one who acts evasively …1589
– TOM DOUBLE a shuffler, an equivocator …1705
ENTICE – verbs