Music. The part of the total compass of a melody or voice-part in which most of its tones lie.
Grammar. That ‘leans its accent on the preceding word’ (Liddell and Scott): in Greek grammar the distinctive epithet of those words which have no accent, and which (when phonetic laws permit) cause a secondary stress to be laid on the last syllable of the word which they follow. Hence applied to the analogous Latin particles -que, -ve, -ne, etc., and in mod. use (with extension of sense) to those unemphatic words in other langs. that are treated in pronunciation as if forming part of the preceding word.
esculent, adj. and noun.
Suitable for food; edible.
Excitement of an organ or tissue in an unusual degree; also transf. morbid over-activity of the mental powers or passions.
The recalling of things past; recollection, reminiscence.
The action or an act of folding; the state or condition of being folded or having plicae. Now chiefly Biol. and Geol.
An ‘incident’ of feudal law, whereby a fief reverted to the lord when the tenant died without leaving a successor qualified to inherit under the original grant. Hence, the lapsing of land to the Crown (in U.S., to the state), or to the lord of the manor, on the death of the owner intestate without heirs.
A regular or orderly collection of statements, propositions, doctrines, etc.; a systematically arranged treatise.
1. The action of sliding down a steep slope (esp. of ice or snow).
2. Dance. A step consisting of a glide or slide to the right or left.
The endless cycle of death and rebirth to which life in the material world is bound.
a. To pull or pluck up by the roots; to root up, destroy, or remove root and branch (a tree, plant).
b. To exterminate, destroy complete.
1. trans. orig. Theol. To represent beforehand by a figure or type; to be an early indication or version of; to foreshadow. Also: to symbolize.
a. To overshadow; to shade, obscure (lit. and fig.). Now rare.
†b. To add shading to (a picture) (fig. in quot.). Obs. rare.
Logic. The formal study of the relations between parts and wholes.