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AcOcom6moOdate (#), a. [L. accommodatus, p.p. of accommodare.] Suitable; fit; adapted; as, means accommodate to end. [Archaic]
Tillotson.
AcOcom6moOdateOly, adv. Suitably; fitly. [R.] AcOcom6moOdateOness, n. Fitness. [R.]
AcOcom6moOda7ting (#), a. Affording, or disposed to afford, accommodation; obliging; as an accommodating man, spirit, arrangement.
AcOcom7moOda6tion (#), n. [L. accommodatio, fr. accommodare: cf. F. accommodation.]
1. The act of fitting or adapting, or the state of being fitted or adapted; adaptation; adjustment; P followed by to. =The organization of the body with accommodation to its functions.8
Sir M. Hale.
2. Willingness to accommodate; obligingness. 3. Whatever supplies a want or affords ease, refreshment, or convenience; anything furnished which is desired or needful; P often in the plural; as, the accomodations P that is, lodgings and food P at an inn.
A volume of Shakespeare in each pocket, a small bundle with a change of linen slung across his shoulders, an oaken cudgel in his hand, complete our pedestrian’s accommodations.
Sir W. Scott.
4. An adjustment of differences; state of agreement; reconciliation; settlement. =To come to terms of accommodation.8
Macaulay.
5. The application of a writer’s language, on the ground of analogy, to something not originally referred to or intended.
Many of those quotations from the Old Testament were probably intended as nothing more than accommodations. Paley.
6. (Com.) (a) A loan of money. (b) An accommodation bill or note.
Accommodation bill, or note (Com.), a bill of exchange which a person accepts, or a note which a person makes and delivers to another, not upon a consideration received, but for the purpose of raising money on credit. P Accommodation coach, or train, one running at moderate speed and stopping at all or nearly all stations. P Accommodation ladder (Naut.), a light ladder hung over the side of a ship at the gangway, useful in ascending from, or descending to, small boats.
AcOcom6moOda7tor (#), n. He who, or that which, accommodates.
Warburton.
AcOcom6paOnaOble (#), a. Sociable. [Obs.] Sir P. Sidney.
AcOcom6paOniOer (#), n. He who, or that which, accompanies. Lamb.
AcOcom6paOniOment (#), n. [F. accompagnement.] That which accompanies; something that attends as a circumstance, or which is added to give greater completeness to the principal thing, or by way of ornament, or for the sake of symmetry. Specifically: (Mus.) A part performed by instruments, accompanying another part or parts performed by voices; the subordinate part, or parts, accompanying the voice or a principal instrument; also, the harmony of a figured bass. P. Cyc.
AcOcom6paOnist (#), n. The performer in music who takes the accompanying part.
Busby.
AcOcom6paOny (#), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Accompanied (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Accompanying (#)] [OF. aacompaignier, F. accompagner, to associate with, fr. OF. compaign, compain, companion. See Company.] 1. To go with or attend as a companion or associate; to keep company with; to go along with; P followed by with or by;as, he accompanied his speech with a bow.
The Persian dames,…
In sumptuous cars, accompanied his march. Glover.
The are never alone that are accompanied with noble thoughts.
Sir P. Sidney.
He was accompanied by two carts filled wounded rebels. Macaulay.
2. To cohabit with. [Obs.]
Sir T. Herbert.
Syn. P To attend; escort; go with. P To Accompany, Attend, Escort. We accompany those with whom we go as companions. The word imports an equality of station. We attend those whom we wait upon or follow. The word conveys an idea of subornation. We escort those whom we attend with a view to guard and protect. A gentleman accompanies a friend to some public place; he attends or escorts a lady. AcOcom6paOny, v. i. 1. To associate in a company; to keep company. [Obs.]
Bacon.
Men say that they will drive away one another,… and not accompany together.
Holland.
2. To cohabit (with). [Obs.]
Milton.
3. (Mus.) To perform an accompanying part or parts in a composition.
AcOcom6pleOtive (#), a. [L. ad + complere, completum, to fill up.] Tending to accomplish. [R.]
AcOcom6plice (#), n. [AcO (perh. for the article a or for L. ad) + E. complice. See Complice.]
1. A cooperator. [R.]
Success unto our valiant general,
And happiness to his accomplices!
Shak.
2. (Law) An associate in the commission of a crime; a participator in an offense, whether a principal or an accessory. =And thou, the cursed accomplice of his treason.8 Johnson. It is followed by with or of before a person and by in (or sometimes of) before the crime; as, A was an accomplice with B in the murder of C. Dryden uses it with to before a thing. =Suspected for accomplice to the fire.8
Dryden.
Syn. P Abettor; accessory; assistant; associate; confederate; coadjutor; ally; promoter. See Abettor. AcOcom6pliceOship (#), n. The state of being an accomplice. [R.]
Sir H. Taylor.
Ac7comOplic6iOty (#), n. The act or state of being an accomplice. [R.]
AcOcom6plish (#), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Accomplished (#), p. pr. & vb. n. Accomplishing.] [OE. acomplissen, OF. accomplir, F. accomplir; L. ad + complere to fill up, complete. See Complete, Finish.] 1. To complete, as time or distance.
That He would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.
Dan. ix. 2.
He had accomplished half a league or more. Prescott.
2. To bring to an issue of full success; to effect; to perform; to execute fully; to fulfill; as, to accomplish a design, an object, a promise.
This that is written must yet be accomplished in me. Luke xxii. 37.
3. To equip or furnish thoroughly; hence, to complete in acquirements; to render accomplished; to polish. The armorers accomplishing the knights.
Shak.
It [the moon] is fully accomplished for all those ends to which Providence did appoint it.
Wilkins.
These qualities… go to accomplish a perfect woman. Cowden Clarke.
4. To gain; to obtain. [Obs.]
Shak.
Syn. P To do; perform; fulfill; realize; effect; effectuate; complete; consummate; execute; achieve; perfect; equip; furnish. P To Accomplish, Effect, Execute, Achieve, Perform. These words agree in the general idea of carrying out to some end proposed. To accomplish (to fill up to the measure of the intention) generally implies perseverance and skill; as, to accomplish a plan proposed by one’s self, an object, a design, an undertaking. =Thou shalt accomplish my desire.8 1 Kings v. 9.
He… expressed his desire to see a union accomplished between England and Scotland.
Macaulay.
To effect (to work out) is much like accomplish. It usually implies some degree of difficulty contended with; as, he effected or accomplished what he intended, his purpose, but little. =What he decreed, he effected.8
Milton.
To work in close design by fraud or guile What force effected not.
Milton.
To execute (to follow out to the end, to carry out, or into effect) implies a set mode of operation; as, to execute the laws or the orders of another; to execute a work, a purpose, design, plan, project. To perform is much like to do, though less generally applied. It conveys a notion of protracted and methodical effort; as, to perform a mission, a part, a task, a work. =Thou canst best perform that office.8 Milton.
The Saints, like stars, around his seat Perform their courses still.
Keble.
To achieve (to come to the end or arrive at one’s purpose) usually implies some enterprise or undertaking of importance, difficulty, and excellence.
AcOcom6plishOaOble (#), a. Capable of being accomplished; practicable.
Carlyle.
AcOcom6plished (#), a. 1. Completed; effected; established; as, an accomplished fact.
2. Complete in acquirements as the result usually of training; P commonly in a good sense; as, an accomplished scholar, an accomplished scholar, an accomplished villain. They… show themselves accomplished bees. Holland.
Daughter of God and man, accomplished Eve. Milton.
AcOcom6plishOer (#), n. One who accomplishes. AcOcom6plishOment (#), n. [F. accomplissement, fr. accomplir.] 1. The act of accomplishing; entire performance; completion; fulfillment; as, the accomplishment of an enterprise, of a prophecy, etc.
2. That which completes, perfects, or equips thoroughly; acquirement; attainment; that which constitutes excellence of mind, or elegance of manners, acquired by education or training. =My new accomplishment of dancing.8 Churchill. =Accomplishments befitting a station.8 Thackeray. Accomplishments have taken virtue’s place, And wisdom falls before exterior grace.
Cowper.
AcOcompt6 (#; formerly #), n. See Account. 5 Accompt, accomptant, etc., are archaic forms. AcOcomp6aOble (#), a. See Accountable.
AcOcompt6ant (#), n. See Accountant. AcOcord6 (#), n. [OE. acord, accord, OF. acort, acorde, F. accord, fr. OF. acorder, F. accorder. See Accord, v. t.] 1. Agreement or concurrence of opinion, will, or action; harmony of mind; consent; assent.
A mediator of an accord and peace between them. Bacon.
These all continued with one accord in prayer. Acts i. 14.
2. Harmony of sounds; agreement in pitch and tone; concord; as, the accord of tones.
Those sweet accords are even the angels’ lays. Sir J. Davies.
3. Agreement, harmony, or just correspondence of things; as, the accord of light and shade in painting. 4. Voluntary or spontaneous motion or impulse to act; P preceded by own; as, of one’s own accord. That which groweth of its own accord of thy harvest thou shalt not reap.
Lev. xxv. 5.
Of his own accord he went unto you. 2 Cor. vii. 17.
5. (Law) An agreement between parties in controversy, by which satisfaction for an injury is stipulated, and which, when executed, bars a suit.
Blackstone.
With one accord, with unanimity.
They rushed one accord into the theater. Acts xix. 29.
AcOcord6, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Accorded; p. pr. & vb. n. According.] [OE. acorden, accorden, OF. acorder, F. accorder, fr. LL. accordare; L. ad + cor, cordis, heart. Cf. Concord, Discord, and see Heart.] 1. To make to agree or correspond; to suit one thing to another; to adjust; P followed by to. [R.]
Her hands accorded the lute’s music to the voice. Sidney.
2. To bring to an agreement, as persons; to reconcile; to settle, adjust, harmonize, or compose, as things; as, to accord suits or controversies.
When they were accorded from the fray. Spenser.
All which particulars, being confessedly knotty and difficult can never be accorded but by a competent stock of critica learning.
South.
3. To grant as suitable or proper; to concede; to award; as, to accord to one due praise. =According his desire.8 Spenser.
AcOcord6, v. i. 1. To agree; to correspond; to be in harmony; P followed by with, formerly also by to; as, his disposition accords with his looks.
My heart accordeth with my tongue.
Shak.
Thy actions to thy words accord.
Milton.
2. To agree in pitch and tone.
AcOcord6aOble (#), a. [OF. acordable, F. accordable.] 1. Agreeing. [Obs.]
Chaucer.
2. Reconcilable; in accordance.
AcOcord6ance (#), n. [OF. acordance.] Agreement; harmony; conformity. =In strict accordance with the law.8 Macaulay.
Syn. P Harmony; unison; coincidence. AcOcord6anOcy (#), n. Accordance. [R.]
Paley.
AcOcord6ant (#), a. [OF. acordant, F. accordant.] Agreeing; consonant; harmonious; corresponding; conformable; P followed by with or to.
Strictly accordant with true morality. Darwin.
And now his voice accordant to the string. Coldsmith.
AcOcord6antOly, adv. In accordance or agreement; agreeably; conformably; P followed by with or to.
AcOcord6er (#), n. One who accords, assents, or concedes. [R.]
AcOcord6ing, p. a. Agreeing; in agreement or harmony; harmonious. =This according voice of national wisdom.8 Burke. =Mind and soul according well.8
Tennyson.
According to, agreeably to; in accordance or conformity with; consistent with.
According to him, every person was to be bought. Macaulay.
Our zeal should be according to knowledge. Sprat.
5 According to has been called a prepositional phrase, but strictly speaking, according is a participle in the sense of agreeing, acceding, and to alone is the preposition. According as, precisely as; the same as; corresponding to the way in which. According as is an adverbial phrase, of which the propriety has been doubted; but good usage sanctions it. See According, adv.
Is all things well,
According as I gave directions?
Shak.
The land which the Lord will give you according as he hath promised.
Ex. xii. 25.

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AcOcord6ing (#), adv. Accordingly; correspondingly. [Obs.] Shak.
AcOcord6ingOly, adv. 1. Agreeably; correspondingly; suitably; in a manner conformable.
Behold, and so proceed accordingly. Shak.
2. In natural sequence; consequently; so. Syn. P Consequently; therefore; wherefore; hence; so. P Accordingly, Consequently, indicate a connection between two things, the latter of which is done on account of the former. Accordingly marks the connection as one of simple accordance or congruity, leading naturally to the result which followed; as, he was absent when I called, and I accordingly left my card; our preparations were all finished, and we accordingly set sail. Consequently all finished, and we accordingly set sail. Consequently marks a closer connection, that of logical or causal sequence; as, the papers were not ready, and consequently could not be signed.
AcOcor6diOon (#), n. [See Accord.] (Mus.) A small, portable, keyed wind instrument, whose tones are generated by play of the wind upon free metallic reeds.
AcOcor6diOonOist, n. A player on the accordion. AcOcord6ment (#), n. [OF. acordement. See Accord, v.] Agreement; reconcilement. [Obs.]
Gower.
AcOcor6poOrate (#), v. t. [L. accorporare; ad + corpus, corporis, body.] To unite; to attach; to incorporate. [Obs.] Milton.
AcOcost6 (#; 115), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Accosted; p. pr. & vb. n. Accosting.] [F. accoster, LL. accostare to bring side by side; L. ad + costa rib, side. See Coast, and cf. Accoast.] 1. To join side to side; to border; hence, to sail along the coast or side of. [Obs.] =So much [of Lapland] as accosts the sea.8
Fuller.
2. To approach; to make up to. [Archaic] Shak.
3. To speak to first; to address; to greet. =Him, Satan thus accosts.8
Milton.
AcOcost6, v. i. To adjoin; to lie alongside. [Obs.] =The shores which to the sea accost.8
Spenser.
AcOcost6, n. Address; greeting. [R.] J. Morley.
AcOcost6aOble (#), a. [Cf. F. accostable.] Approachable; affable. [R.]
Hawthorne.
AcOcost6ed, a. (Her.) Supported on both sides by other charges; also, side by side.
X AcOcouche6ment (#; 277), n. [F., fr. accoucher to be delivered of a child, to aid in delivery, OF. acouchier orig. to lay down, put to bed, go to bed; L. ad + collocare to lay, put, place. See Collate.] Delivery in childbed X AcOcouOcheur6 (#), n. [F., fr. accoucher. See Accouchement.] A man who assists women in childbirth; a man midwife; an obstetrician.
X AcOcouOcheuse6 (#), n. [F.., fem. of accoucher.] A midwife. [Recent]
Dunglison.
AcOcount6 (#), n. [OE. acount, account, accompt, OF. acont, fr. aconter. See Account, v. t., Count, n., 1.] 1. A reckoning; computation; calculation; enumeration; a record of some reckoning; as, the Julian account of time. A beggarly account of empty boxes.
Shak.
2. A registry of pecuniary transactions; a written or printed statement of business dealings or debts and credits, and also of other things subjected to a reckoning or review; as, to keep one’s account at the bank.
3. A statement in general of reasons, causes, grounds, etc., explanatory of some event; as, no satisfactory account has been given of these phenomena. Hence, the word is often used simply for reason, ground, consideration, motive, etc.; as, on no account, on every account, on all accounts. 4. A statement of facts or occurrences; recital of transactions; a relation or narrative; a report; a description; as, an account of a battle. =A laudable account of the city of London.8
Howell.
5. A statement and explanation or vindication of one’s conduct with reference to judgment thereon. Give an account of thy stewardship.
Luke xvi. 2.
6. An estimate or estimation; valuation; judgment. =To stand high in your account.8
Shak.
7. Importance; worth; value; advantage; profit. =Men of account.8 Pope. =To turn to account.8 Shak. Account current, a running or continued account between two or more parties, or a statement of the particulars of such an account. P In account with, in a relation requiring an account to be kept. P On account of, for the sake of; by reason of; because of. P On one’s own account, for one’s own interest or behalf. P To make account, to have an opinion or expectation; to reckon. [Obs.]
s other part… makes account to find no slender arguments for this assertion out of those very scriptures which are commonly urged against it.
Milton.
P To make account of, to hold in estimation; to esteem; as, he makes small account of beauty. P To take account of, or to take into account, to take into consideration; to notice. =Of their doings, God takes no account.8 Milton. P A writ of account (Law), a writ which the plaintiff brings demanding that the defendant shall render his just account, or show good cause to the contrary; P called also an action of account.
Cowell.
Syn. P Narrative; narration; relation; recital; description; explanation; rehearsal. P Account, Narrative, Narration, Recital. These words are applied to different modes of rehearsing a series of events. Account turns attention not so much to the speaker as to the fact related, and more properly applies to the report of some single event, or a group of incidents taken as whole; as, an account of a battle, of a shipwreck, etc. A narrative is a continuous story of connected incidents, such as one friend might tell to another; as, a narrative of the events of a siege, a narrative of one’s life, etc. Narration is usually the same as narrative, but is sometimes used to describe the mode of relating events; as, his powers of narration are uncommonly great. Recital denotes a series of events drawn out into minute particulars, usually expressing something which peculiarly interests the feelings of the speaker; as, the recital of one’s wrongs, disappointments, sufferings, etc. AcOcount6 (#), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Accounted; p. pr. & vb. n. Accounting.] [OE. acounten, accompten, OF. aconter; (L. ad) + conter to tell, compter to count, L. computare. See Count, v. t.]
1. To reckon; to compute; to count. [Obs.] The motion of… the sun whereby years are accounted. Sir T. Browne.
2. To place to one’s account; to put to the credit of; to assign; P with to. [R.]
Clarendon.
3. To value, estimate, or hold in opinion; to judge or consider; to deem.
Accounting that God was able to raise him up. Heb. xi. 19.
4. To recount; to relate. [Obs.]
Chaucer.
AcOcount6, v. i. 1. To render or receive an account or relation of particulars; as, an officer must account with or to the treasurer for money received.
2. To render an account; to answer in judgment; P with for; as, we must account for the use of our opportunities. 3. To give a satisfactory reason; to tell the cause of; to explain; P with for; as, idleness accounts for poverty. To account of, to esteem; to prize; to value. Now used only in the passive. =I account of her beauty.8 Shak.
Newer was preaching more accounted of than in the sixteenth century.
Canon Robinson.
AcOcount6aObil7aObil6iOty (#), n. The state of being accountable; liability to be called on to render an account; accountableness. =The awful idea of accountability.8 R. Hall.
AcOcount6aOble (#), a. 1. Liable to be called on to render an account; answerable; as, every man is accountable to God for his conduct.
2. Capable of being accounted for; explicable. [R.] True religion… intelligible, rational, and accountable, P not a burden but a privilege.
B. Whichcote.
Syn. P Amenable; responsible; liable; answerable. AcOcount6aOble ness, n. The quality or state of being accountable; accountability.
AcOcount6aObly, adv. In an accountable manner. AcOcount6anOcy (#), n. The art or employment of an accountant.
AcOcount6ant (#), n. [Cf. F. accomptant, OF. acontant, p. pr.] 1. One who renders account; one accountable. 2. A reckoner.
3. One who is skilled in, keeps, or adjusts, accounts; an officer in a public office, who has charge of the accounts. Accountatn general, the head or superintending accountant in certain public offices. Also, formerly, an officer in the English court of chancery who received the moneys paid into the court, and deposited them in the Bank of England. AcOcount6ant, a. Accountable. [Obs.]
Shak.
AcOcount6antOship (#), n. [Accountant + Oship.] The office or employment of an accountant.
AcOcount6 book7 (#). A book in which accounts are kept. Swift.
AcOco6ple (#), v. t. [OF. acopler, F. accoupler. See Couple.] To join; to couple. [R.]
The Englishmen accoupled themselves with the Frenchmen. Hall.
AcOcou6pleOment (#), n. [Cf. F. accouplement.] 1. The act of coupling, or the state of being coupled; union. [R.] Caxton.
2. That which couples, as a tie or brace. [R.] AcOcour6age (#), v. t. [OF. acoragier; (L. ad) + corage. See Courage.] To encourage. [Obs.]
AcOcourt6 (#), v. t. [AcO, for L. ad. See Court.] To treat courteously; to court. [Obs.]
Spenser.
AcOcou6ter, AcOcou6tre } (#), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Accoutered or Accoutred (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Accoutering or Accoutring.] [F. accouter, OF. accoutrer, accoustrer; (L. ad) + perh. LL. custor, for custos guardian, sacristan (cf. Custody), or perh. akin to E. guilt.] To furnish with dress, or equipments, esp. those for military service; to equip; to attire; to array.
Bot accoutered like young men.
Shak.
For this, in rags accoutered are they seen. Dryden.
Accoutered with his burden and his staff. Wordsworth.
AcOcou6terOments, AcOcou6treOments } (#), n. pl. [F. accoutrement, earlier also accoustrement, earlier also accoustrement. See Accouter.] Dress; trappings; equipment; specifically, the devices and equipments worn by soldiers. How gay with all the accouterments of war! A. Philips.
AcOcoy6 (#), v. t. [OF. acoyer; acO, for L. ad. See Coy.] 1. To render quiet; to soothe. [Obs.]
Chaucer.
2. To subdue; to tame; to daunt. [Obs.] Then is your careless courage accoyed.
Spenser.
AcOcred6it (#), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Accredited; p. pr. & vb. n. Accrediting.] [F. accrditer; (L. ad) + crdit credit. See Credit.] 1. To put or bring into credit; to invest with credit or authority; to sanction.
His censure will… accredit his praises. Cowper.
These reasons… which accredit and fortify mine opinion. Shelton.
2. To send with letters credential, as an ambassador, envoy, or diplomatic agent; to authorize, as a messenger or delegate.
Beton… was accredited to the Court of France. Froude.
3. To believe; to credit; to put trust in. The version of early Roman history which was accredited in the fifth century.
Sir G. C. Lewis.
He accredited and repeated stories of apparitions and witchcraft.
Southey.
4. To credit; to vouch for or consider (some one) as doing something, or (something) as belonging to some one. To accredit (one) with (something), to attribute something to him; as, Mr. Clay was accredited with these views; they accredit him with a wise saying.
AcOcred7iOta6tion (#), n. The act of accrediting; as, letters of accreditation.
Ac7creOmenOti6tial (#), a. (Physiol.) Pertaining to accremention.
Ac7creOmenOti6tion (#), n. [See Accresce, Increment.] (Physiol.) The process of generation by development of blastema, or fission of cells, in which the new formation is in all respect like the individual from which it proceeds.

AcOcresce6 (#), v. i. [L. accrescere. See Accrue.] 1. To accrue. [R.]
2. To increase; to grow. [Obs.]
Gillespie.
AcOcres6cence (#), n. [LL. accrescentia.] Continuous growth; an accretion. [R.]
The silent accrescence of belief from the unwatched depositions of a general, never contradicted hearsy. Coleridge.
AcOcres6cent (#), a. [L. accrescens, Oentis, p. pr. of accrescere; ad + crescere to grow. See Crescent.] 1. Growing; increasing.
Shuckford.
2. (Bot.) Growing larger after flowering. Gray.
AcOcrete6 (#), v. i. [From L. accretus, p. p. of accrescere to increase.] 1. To grow together.
2. To adhere; to grow (to); to be added; P with to. AcOcrete6, v. t. To make adhere; to add. Earle.
AcOcrete6, a. 1. Characterized by accretion; made up; as, accrete matter.
2. (Bot.) Grown together.
Gray.
AcOcre6tion (#), n. [L. accretio, fr. accrescere to increase. Cf. Crescent, Increase, Accrue.] 1. The act of increasing by natural growth; esp. the increase of organic bodies by the internal accession of parts; organic growth.
Arbuthnot.
2. The act of increasing, or the matter added, by an accession of parts externally; an extraneous addition; as, an accretion of earth.
A mineral… augments not by grown, but by accretion. Owen.
To strip off all the subordinate parts of his as a later accretion.
Sir G. C. Lewis.
3. Concretion; coherence of separate particles; as, the accretion of particles so as to form a solid mass. 4. A growing together of parts naturally separate, as of the fingers toes.
Dana.
5. (Law) (a) The adhering of property to something else, by which the owner of one thing becomes possessed of a right to another; generally, gain of land by the washing up of sand or sail from the sea or a river, or by a gradual recession of the water from the usual watermark. (b) Gain to an heir or legatee, failure of a coheir to the same succession, or a coPlegatee of the same thing, to take his share. Wharton. Kent.
AcOcre6tive (#), a. Relating to accretion; increasing, or adding to, by growth.
Glanvill.
AcOcrim6iOnate (#), v. t. [L. acO (for ad to) + criminari.] To accuse of a crime. [Obs.] P AcOcrim7iOna6tion (#), n. [Obs.]
AcOcroach6 (#), v. t. [OE. acrochen, accrochen, to obtain, OF. acrochier, F. accrocher; (L. ad) + croc hook (E. crook).] 1. To hook, or draw to one’s self as with a hook. [Obs.]
2. To usurp, as jurisdiction or royal prerogatives. They had attempted to accroach to themselves royal power. Stubbs.
AcOcroach6ment (#), n. [Cf. F. accrochement.] An encroachment; usurpation. [Obs.]
Bailey.
AcOcru6al (#), n. Accrument. [R.]
AcOcrue6 (#), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Accrued (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Accruing.] [See Accrue, n., and cf. Accresce, Accrete.] 1. To increase; to augment.
And though power failed, her courage did accrue. Spenser.
2. To come to by way of increase; to arise or spring as a growth or result; to be added as increase, profit, or damage, especially as the produce of money lent. =Interest accrues to principal.8
Abbott.
The great and essential advantages accruing to society from the freedom of the press.
Junius.
AcOcrue6, n. [F. accr, OF. acr??, p. p. of accro?tre, OF. acroistre to increase; L. ad + crescere to increase. Cf. Accretion, Crew. See Crescent.] Something that accrues; advantage accruing. [Obs.]
AcOcru6er (#), n. (Law) The act of accruing; accretion; as, title by accruer.
AcOcru6ment (#), n. The process of accruing, or that which has accrued; increase.
Jer. Taylor.
Ac7cuOba6tion (#), n. [L. accubatio, for accubatio, fr. accubare to recline; ad + cubare to lie down. See Accumb.] The act or posture of reclining on a couch, as practiced by the ancients at meals.
AcOcumb6 (#), v. i. [L. accumbere; ad + cumbere (only in compounds) to lie down.] To recline, as at table. [Obs.] Bailey.
AcOcum6benOcy (#), n. The state of being accumbent or reclining. [R.]
AcOcum6bent (#), a. 1. Leaning or reclining, as the ancient? did at their meals.
The Roman.. accumbent posture in eating. Arbuthnot.
2. (Bot.) Lying against anything, as one part of a leaf against another leaf.
Gray.
Accumbent cotyledons have their edges placed against the caulicle.
Eaton.
AcOcum6bent, n. One who reclines at table. AcOcum6ber (#), v. t. To encumber. [Obs.] Chaucer.
AcOcu6muOlate (#), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Accumulated (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Accumulating.] [L. accumulatus, p. p. of accumulare; ad + cumulare to heap. See Cumulate.] To heap up in a mass; to pile up; to collect or bring together; to amass; as, to accumulate a sum of money. Syn. P To collect; pile up; store; amass; gather; aggregate; heap together; hoard.

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AcOcu6muOlate (#), v. i. To grow or increase in quantity or number; to increase greatly.
Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay. Goldsmith.
AcOcu6muOlate (#), a. [L. accumulatus, p. p. of accumulare.] Collected; accumulated.
Bacon.
AcOcu7muOla6tion (#), n. [L. accumulatio; cf. F. accumulation.] 1. The act of accumulating, the state of being accumulated, or that which is accumulated; as, an accumulation of earth, of sand, of evils, of wealth, of honors.
2. (Law) The concurrence of several titles to the same proof.
Accumulation of energy or power, the storing of energy by means of weights lifted or masses put in motion; electricity stored. P An accumulation of degrees (Eng. Univ.), the taking of several together, or at smaller intervals than usual or than is allowed by the rules.
AcOcu6muOlaOtive (#), a. Characterized by accumulation; serving to collect or amass; cumulative; additional. P AcOcu6muOlaOtiveOly, adv. P AcOcu6muOlaOtiveOness, n. AcOcu6muOla7tor (#), n. [L.] 1. One who, or that which, accumulates, collects, or amasses.
2. (Mech.) An apparatus by means of which energy or power can be stored, such as the cylinder or tank for storing water for hydraulic elevators, the secondary or storage battery used for accumulating the energy of electrical charges, etc.
3. A system of elastic springs for relieving the strain upon a rope, as in deepPsea dredging.
Ac6cuOraOcy (#; 277), n. [See Accurate.] The state of being accurate; freedom from mistakes, this exemption arising from carefulness; exact conformity to truth, or to a rule or model; precision; exactness; nicety; correctness; as, the value of testimony depends on its accuracy. The professed end [of logic] is to teach men to think, to judge, and to reason, with precision and accuracy. Reid.
The accuracy with which the piston fits the sides. Lardner.
Ac6cuOrate (#), a. [L. accuratus, p. p. and a., fr. accurare to take care of; ad + curare to take care, cura care. See Cure.] 1. In exact or careful conformity to truth, or to some standard of requirement, the result of care or pains; free from failure, error, or defect; exact; as, an accurate calculator; an accurate measure; accurate expression, knowledge, etc.
2. Precisely fixed; executed with care; careful. [Obs.] Those conceive the celestial bodies have more accurate influences upon these things below.
Bacon.
Syn. P Correct; exact; just; nice; particular. P Accurate, Correct, Exact, Precise. We speak of a thing as correct with reference to some rule or standard of comparison; as, a correct account, a correct likeness, a man of correct deportment. We speak of a thing as accurate with reference to the care bestowed upon its execution, and the increased correctness to be expected therefrom; as, an accurate statement, an accurate detail of particulars. We speak of a thing as exact with reference to that perfected state of a thing in which there is no defect and no redundance; as, an exact coincidence, the exact truth, an exact likeness. We speak of a thing as precise when we think of it as strictly conformed to some rule or model, as if cut down thereto; as a precise conformity instructions; precisely right; he was very precise in giving his directions.
Ac6cuOrateOly, adv. In an accurate manner; exactly; precisely; without error or defect.
Ac6cuOrateOness, n. The state or quality of being accurate ; accuracy; exactness; nicety; precision.

AcOcurse6 (#), v. t. [OE. acursien, acorsien; pref. a + cursien to curse. See Curse.] To devote to destruction; to imprecate misery or evil upon; to curse; to execrate; to anathematize.
And the city shall be accursed.
Josh. vi. 17.
Thro’ you, my life will be accurst. Tennyson.

AcOcursed6 (#), AcOcurst6 (#), } p. p. & a. Doomed to destruction or misery; cursed; hence, bad enough to be under the curse; execrable; detestable; exceedingly hateful; P as, an accursed deed. Shak. P AcOcurs6edOly, adv. P AcOcurs6edOness, n.

AcOcus6aOble (#), a. [L. accusabilis: cf. F. accusable.] Liable to be accused or censured; chargeable with a crime or fault; blamable; P with of.

AcOcus6al (#), n. Accusation. [R.]
Byron.
AcOcus6ant (#), n. [L. accusans, p. pr. of accusare: cf. F. accusant.] An accuser.
Bp. Hall.
Ac7cuOsa6tion (#), n. [OF. acusation, F. accusation, L. accusatio, fr. accusare. See Accuse.]
1. The act of accusing or charging with a crime or with a lighter offense.
We come not by the way of accusation To taint that honor every good tongue blesses. Shak.
2. That of which one is accused; the charge of an offense or crime, or the declaration containing the charge. [They] set up over his head his accusation. Matt. xxvii. 37.
Syn. P Impeachment; crimination; censure; charge.

AcOcu7saOti6val (#), a. Pertaining to the accusative case. AcOcu6saOtive (#), a. [F. accusatif, L. accusativus (in sense 2), fr. accusare. See Accuse.]
1. Producing accusations; accusatory. =This hath been a very accusative age.8
Sir E. Dering.
2. (Gram.) Applied to the case (as the fourth case of Latin and Greek nouns) which expresses the immediate object on which the action or influence of a transitive verb terminates, or the immediate object of motion or tendency to, expressed by a preposition. It corresponds to the objective case in English.
AcOcu6saOtive, n. (Gram.) The accusative case.

AxOcu6saOtiveOly, adv. 1. In an accusative manner. 2. In relation to the accusative case in grammar.

AcOcu7saOto6riOal (#), a. Accusatory.

AcOcu7saOto6riOalOly, adv. By way accusation.

AcOcu6saOtoOry (#), a. [L. accusatorius, fr. accusare.] Pertaining to, or containing, an accusation; as, an accusatory libel.
Grote.

AcOcuse6 (#), n. Accusation. [Obs.]
Shak.
AcOcuse6, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Accused (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Accusing.] [OF. acuser, F. accuser, L. accusare, to call to account, accuse; ad + causa cause, lawsuit. Cf. Cause.] 1. To charge with, or declare to have committed, a crime or offense; (Law) to charge with an offense, judicially or by a public process; P with of; as, to accuse one of a high crime or misdemeanor.
Neither can they prove the things whereof they now accuse me.
Acts xxiv. 13.
We are accused of having persuaded Austria and Sardinia to lay down their arms.
Macaulay.
2. To charge with a fault; to blame; to censure. Their thoughts the meanwhile accusing or else excusing one another.
Rom. ii. 15.
3. To betray; to show. [L.]
Sir P. Sidney.
Syn. P To charge; blame; censure; reproach; criminate; indict; impeach; arraign. P To Accuse, Charge, Impeach, Arraign. These words agree in bringing home to a person the imputation of wrongdoing. To accuse is a somewhat formal act, and is applied usually (though not exclusively) to crimes; as, to accuse of treason. Charge is the most generic. It may refer to a crime, a dereliction of duty, a fault, etc.; more commonly it refers to moral delinquencies; as, to charge with dishonesty or falsehood. To arraign is to bring (a person) before a tribunal for trial; as, to arraign one before a court or at the bar public opinion. To impeach is officially to charge with misbehavior in office; as, to impeach a minister of high crimes. Both impeach and arraign convey the idea of peculiar dignity or impressiveness.

AcOcused6 (#), a. Charged with offense; as, an accused person.
Commonly used substantively; as, the accused, one charged with an offense; the defendant in a criminal case.

AcOcuse6ment (#), n. [OF. acusement. See Accuse.] Accusation. [Obs.]
Chaucer.
AcOcus6er (#), n. [OE. acuser, accusour; cf. OF. acuseor, fr. L. accusator, fr. accusare.] One who accuses; one who brings a charge of crime or fault.
AcOcus6ingOly, adv. In an accusing manner.

AcOcus6tom (#), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Accustomed (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Accustoming.] [OF. acostumer, acustumer, F. accoutumer; ? (L. ad) + OF. costume, F. coutume, custom. See Custom.] To make familiar by use; to habituate, familiarize, or inure; P with to.
I shall always fear that he who accustoms himself to fraud in little things, wants only opportunity to practice it in greater.
Adventurer.
Syn. P To habituate; inure; exercise; train.

AcOcus6tom, v. i. 1. To be wont. [Obs.] Carew.
2. To cohabit. [Obs.]
We with the best men accustom openly; you with the basest commit private adulteries.
Milton.
AcOcus6tom, n. Custom. [Obs.]
Milton.
AcOcus6tomOaOble (#), a. Habitual; customary; wonted. =Accustomable goodness.8
Latimer.
AcOcus6tomOaObly, adv. According to custom; ordinarily; customarily.
Latimer.
AcOcus6tomOance (#), n. [OF. accoustumance, F. accoutumance.] Custom; habitual use. [Obs.] Boyle.
AcOcust6tomOaOriOly (#), adv. Customarily. [Obs.]

AcOcus6tomOaOry (#), a. Usual; customary. [Archaic] Featley.
AcOcus6tomed (#), a. 1. Familiar through use; usual; customary. =An accustomed action.8
Shak.
2. Frequented by customers. [Obs.] =A well accustomed shop.8 Smollett.
AcOcus6tomedOness, n. Habituation.
Accustomedness to sin hardens the heart. Bp. Pearce.
Ace (#), n.; pl. Aces (#). [OE. as, F. as, fr. L. as, assis, unity, copper coin, the unit of coinage. Cf. As.] 1. A unit; a single point or spot on a card or die; the card or die so marked; as, the ace of diamonds. 2. Hence: A very small quantity or degree; a particle; an atom; a jot.
I ‘ll not wag an ace further.
Dryden.
To bate an ace, to make the least abatement. [Obs.] P Within an ace of, very near; on the point of.
W. Irving.
AOcel6daOma (#), n. [Gr. ?, fr. Syr. ?k?l dam? the field of blood.] The potter’s field, said to have lain south of Jerusalem, purchased with the bribe which Judas took for betraying his Master, and therefore called the field of blood. Fig.: A field of bloodshed.
The system of warfare… which had already converted immense tracts into one universal aceldama.
De Quincey.
AOcen6tric (#), a. [Gr. ? priv. + ? a point, a center.] Not centered; without a center.

Ac6eOphal (#), n. [Gr. ?; ? priv. + ? head: cf. F. acphale, LL. acephalus.] (Zol.) One of the Acephala.

X AOceph6aOla (#), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, adj. neut. pl., headless. See Acephal.] (Zol.) That division of the Mollusca which includes the bivalve shells, like the clams and oysters; P so called because they have no evident head. Formerly the group included the Tunicata, Brachiopoda, and sometimes the Bryozoa. See Mollusca.

AOceph6aOlan (#), n. Same as Acephal.

AOceph6aOlan, a. (Zol.) Belonging to the Acephala.

X AOceph6aOli (#), n. pl. [LL., pl. of acephalus. See Acephal.] 1. A fabulous people reported by ancient writers to have heads.
2. (Eccl. Hist.) (a) A Christian sect without a leader. (b) Bishops and certain clergymen not under regular diocesan control.
3. A class of levelers in the time of K. Henry I.

AOceph6aOlist (#), n. One who acknowledges no head or superior.
Dr. Gauden.
AOceph6aOloOcyst (#), n. [Gr. ? without a head + ? bladder.] (Zol.) A larval entozon in the form of a subglobular or oval vesicle, or hy datid, filled with fluid, sometimes found in the tissues of man and the lower animals; P so called from the absence of a head or visible organs on the vesicle. These cysts are the immature stages of certain tapeworms. Also applied to similar cysts of different origin.

AOceph7aOloOcys6tic (#), a. Pertaining to, or resembling, the acephalocysts.

AOceph6aOlous (#), a. [See Acephal.]
1. Headless.
2. (Zol.) Without a distinct head; P a term applied to bivalve mollusks.
3. (Bot.) Having the style spring from the base, instead of from the apex, as is the case in certain ovaries. 4. Without a leader or chief.
5. Wanting the beginning.
A false or acephalous structure of sentence. De Quincey.

6. (Pros.) Deficient and the beginning, as a line of poetry. Brande.
Ac6erOate (#), n. [See Aceric.] (Chem.) A combination of aceric acid with a salifiable base.

Ac6erOate, a. Acerose; needleOshaped.

AOcerb6 (#), a. [L. acerbus, fr. acer sharp: cf. F. acerbe. See Acrid.] Sour, bitter, and harsh to the taste, as unripe fruit; sharp and harsh.

AOcerb6ate (#), v. t. [L. acerbatus, p. p. of acerbare, fr. acerbus.] To sour; to imbitter; to irritate.

AOcerb6ic (#), a. Sour or severe.

AOcerb6iOtude (#), n. [L. acerbitudo, fr. acerbus.] Sourness and harshness. [Obs.]
Bailey.
AOcerb6iOty (#), n. [F. acerbit, L. acerbitas, fr. acerbus. See Acerb.] 1. Sourness of taste, with bitterness and astringency, like that of unripe fruit.
2. Harshness, bitterness, or severity; as, acerbity of temper, of language, of pain.
Barrow.
AOcer6ic (#), a. [L. acer maple.] Pertaining to, or obtained from, the maple; as, aceric acid.
Ure.
Ac6erOose7 (#), a. [(a) L. acerosus chaffy, fr. acus, gen. aceris, chaff; (b) as if fr. L. acus needle: cf. F. acreux.] (Bot.) (a) Having the nature of chaff; chaffy. (b) NeedlePshaped, having a sharp, rigid point, as the leaf of the pine.

Ac6erOous (#), a. Same as Acerose.

Ac6erOous, a. [Gr. priv. + a horn.] (Zol.) (a)
Destitute of tentacles, as certain mollusks. (b) Without antenn, as some insects.

AOcer6val (#), a. [L. acervalis, fr. acervus heap.] Pertaining to a heap. [Obs.]

AOcer6vate (#), v. t. [L. acervatus, p. p. of acervare to heap up, fr. acervus heap.] To heap up. [Obs.] AOcer6vate (#), a. Heaped, or growing in heaps, or closely compacted clusters.

Ac7erOva6tion (#), n. [L. acervatio.] A heaping up; accumulation. [R.]
Johnson.
AOcer6vaOtive (#), a. Heaped up; tending to heap up.

AOcer6vose (#), a. Full of heaps. [R.] Bailey.

AOcer6vuOline (#), a. Resembling little heaps.

AOces6cence (#), AOces6cenOcy (#), } n. [Cf. F. acescence. See Acescent.] The quality of being acescent; the process of acetous fermentation; a moderate degree of sourness. Johnson.
AOces6cent (#), a. [L. acescens, Oentis, p. pr. of acescere to turn sour; inchoative of acere to be sour: cf. F. acescent. See Acid.] Turning sour; readily becoming tart or acid; slightly sour.
Faraday.

AOces6cent, n. A substance liable to become sour.

Ac6eOtaOble (#), n. An acetabulum; or about one eighth of a pint. [Obs.]
Holland.
Ac7eOtab6uOlar (#), a. CupOshaped; saucerPshaped; acetabuliform.
X Ac7eOtab7uOlif6eOra (#), n. pl. [NL. See Acetabuliferous.] (Zol.) The division of Cephalopoda in which the arms are furnished with cupPshaped suckers, as the cuttlefishes, squids, and octopus; the Dibranchiata. See Cephalopoda. Ac7eOtab7uOlif6erOous (#), a. [L. acetablum a little cup + Oferous.] Furnished with fleshy cups for adhering to bodies, as cuttlefish, etc.
Ac7eOtab6uOliOform (#), a. [L. acetabulum + Oform.] (Bot.) Shaped like a shallow; saucerPshaped; as, an acetabuliform calyx.
Gray.
X Ac7eOtab6uOlum (#), n. [L., a little saucer for vinegar, fr. acetum vinegar, fr. acere to be sour.] 1. (Rom. Antiq.) A vinegar cup; socket of the hip bone; a measure of about one eighth of a pint, etc. 2. (Anat.) (a) The bony cup which receives the head of the thigh bone. (b) The cavity in which the leg of an insect is inserted at its articulation with the body. (c) A sucker of the sepia or cuttlefish and related animals. (d) The large posterior sucker of the leeches. (e) One of the lobes of the placenta in ruminating animals.

Ac6eOtal (#), n. [Aceic + alcohol.] (Chem.) A limpid, colorless, inflammable liquid from the slow oxidation of alcohol under the influence of platinum black.

Ac7etOal6deOhyde (#), n. Acetic aldehyde. See Aldehyde.

Ac7etOam6ide (#), n. [Acetyl + amide.] (Chem.) A white crystalline solid, from ammonia by replacement of an equivalent of hydrogen by acetyl.

Ac7etOan6iOlide (#), n. [Acetyl + anilide.] (Med.) A compound of aniline with acetyl, used to allay fever or pain; P called also antifebrine.

Ac7eOta6riOous (#), a. [L. acetaria, n. pl., salad, fr. acetum vinegar, fr. acere to be sour.] Used in salads; as, acetarious plants.

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Ac6eOtaOry (#), n. [L. acetaria salad plants.] An acid pulp in certain fruits, as the pear.
Grew.
Ac6eOtate (#), n. [L. acetum vinegar, fr. acere to be sour.] (Chem.) A salt formed by the union of acetic acid with a base or positive radical; as, acetate of lead, acetate of potash.

Ac6eOta7ted (#), a. Combined with acetic acid.

AOce6tic (#; 277), a. [L. acetum vinegar, fr. acere to be sour.] (Chem.) (a) Of a pertaining to vinegar; producing vinegar; producing vinegar; as, acetic fermentation. (b) Pertaining to, containing, or derived from, acetyl, as acetic ether, acetic acid. The latter is the acid to which the sour taste of vinegar is due.

AOcet7iOfiOca6tion (#), n. The act of making acetous or sour; the process of converting, or of becoming converted, into vinegar.

AOcet6iOfi7er (#), n. An apparatus for hastening acetification.
Knight.

AOcet6iOfy (#), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Acetified (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Acetifying (#).] [L. acetum vinegar + Ofly.] To convert into acid or vinegar.

AOcet6iOfy, v. i. To turn acid.
Encyc. Dom. Econ.

Ac7eOtim6eOter (#), n. [L. acetum vinegar + Ometer: cf. F. actim
tre.] An instrument for estimating the amount of acetic acid in vinegar or in any liquid containing acetic acid.

Ac7eOtim6eOtry (#), n. The act or method of ascertaining the strength of vinegar, or the proportion of acetic acid contained in it.
Ure.
Ac6eOtin (#), n. (Chem.) A combination of acetic acid with glycerin.
Brande & C.
Ac6eOtize (#), v. i. To acetify. [R.]

Ac7eOtom6eOter (#), n. Same as Acetimeter. Brande & C.

Ac6eOtone (#), n. [See Acetic.] (Chem.) A volatile liquid consisting of three parts of carbon, six of hydrogen, and one of oxygen; pyroacetic spirit, P obtained by the distillation of certain acetates, or by the destructive distillation of citric acid, starch, sugar, or gum, with quicklime.
5 The term in also applied to a number of bodies of similar constitution, more frequently called ketones. See Ketone.

Ac7eOton6ic (#), a. Of or pertaining to acetone; as, acetonic bodies.

Ac6eOtose (#), a. Sour like vinegar; acetous.

Ac7eOtos6iOty (#), n. [LL. acetositas. See Acetous.] The quality of being acetous; sourness.

AOce6tous (#; 277), a. [L. acetum vinegar, fr. acere to be sour.] 1. Having a sour taste; sour; acid. =An acetous spirit.8 Boyle. =A liquid of an acetous kind.8 Bp. Lowth.
2. Causing, or connected with, acetification; as, acetous fermentation.
Acetous acid, a name formerly given to vinegar<– which
contains acetic acid –>.
Ac6eOtyl (#), n. [L. acetum vinegar + Gr. ? substance. See Oyl.] (Chem.) A complex, hypothetical radical, composed of two parts of carbon to three of hydrogen and one of oxygen. Its hydroxide is acetic acid.

AOcet6yOlene (#), n. (Chem.) A gaseous compound of carbon and hydrogen, in the proportion of two atoms of the former to two of the latter. It is a colorless gas, with a peculiar, unpleasant odor, and is produced for use as an illuminating gas in a number of ways, but chiefly by the action of water on calcium carbide. Its light is very brilliant.
Watts.
Ach, Ache } (#), n. [F. ache, L. apium parsley.] A name given to several species of plants; as, smallage, wild celery, parsley. [Obs.]
Holland.
AOch6an (#), AOcha6ian (#) } a. [L. Achaeus, Achaius; Gr. ?.] Of or pertaining to Achaia in Greece; also, Grecian. P n. A native of Achaia; a Greek.

X AOchar6neOment (#), n. [F.] Savage fierceness; ferocity.

Ach6ate (#), n. An agate. [Obs.]
Evelyn.
AOchate6 (#), n. [F. achat purchase. See Cates.] 1. Purchase; bargaining. [Obs.]
Chaucer.
2. pl. Provisions. Same as Cates. [Obs.] Spenser.

X Ach7aOti6na (#), n. [NL., from Gr. ? agate.] (Zol.) A genus of land snails, often large, common in the warm parts of America and Africa.

AOchaOtour6 (#), n. [See Cater.] Purveyor; acater. [Obs.] Chaucer.
Ache (#), n. [OE. ache, AS. ce, ece, fr. acan to ache. See Ache, v. i.] Continued pain, as distinguished from sudden twinges, or spasmodic pain. =Such an ache in my bones.= Shak.
5 Often used in composition, as, a headache, an earache, a toothache.

Ache (#), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Ached (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Aching (#).] [OE. aken, AS. acan, both strong verbs, AS. acan, imp. ?c, p. p. acen, to ache; perh. orig. to drive, and akin to agent.] To suffer pain; to have, or be in, pain, or in continued pain; to be distressed. =My old bones ache.8 Shak.
The sins that in your conscience ache. Keble.
AOche6an (#), a & n. See Achan, Achaian.

AOchene6 (#), AOche6niOum (#) } n. [Gr. ? priv. + ? to gape.] (Bot.) A small, dry, indehiscent fruit, containing a single seed, as in the buttercup; P called a naked seed by the earlier botanists. [Written also akene and achnium.]

AOche6niOal (#), a. Pertaining to an achene.

Ach6eOron (#), n. [L., fr. Gr. ?.] (Myth.) A river in the Nether World or infernal regions; also, the infernal regions themselves. By some of the English poets it was supposed to be a flaming lake or gulf.
Shak.
Ach7eOron6tic (#), a. Of or pertaining to Acheron; infernal; hence, dismal, gloomy; moribund.

AOchiev6aOble (#), a. Capable of being achieved. Barrow.

AOchiev6ance (#), n. [Cf. OF. achevance.] Achievement. [Obs.]
Sir T. Elyot.

AOchieve6 (#), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Achieved (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Achieving (#).] [OE. acheven, OF. achever, achiever, F. achever, to finish; ? (L. ad) + OF. chief, F. chef, end, head, fr. L. caput head. See Chief.] 1. To carry on to a final close; to bring out into a perfected state; to accomplish; to perform; P as, to achieve a feat, an exploit, an enterprise.
Supposing faculties and powers to be the same, far more may be achieved in any line by the aid of a capital, invigorating motive than without it.
I. Taylor.
2. To obtain, or gain, as the result of exertion; to succeed in gaining; to win.
Some are born great, some achieve greatness. Shak.
Thou hast achieved our liberty.
Milton.
[Obs., with a material thing as the aim.] Show all the spoils by valiant kings achieved. Prior.
He hath achieved a maid
That paragons description.
Shak.
3. To finish; to kill. [Obs.]
Shak.
Syn. P To accomplish; effect; fulfill; complete; execute; perform; realize; obtain. See Accomplish.

AOchieve6ment (#), n. [Cf. F. ach
vement, E. Hatchment.] 1.
The act of achieving or performing; an obtaining by exertion; successful performance; accomplishment; as, the achievement of his object.
2. A great or heroic deed; something accomplished by valor, boldness, or praiseworthy exertion; a feat. [The exploits] of the ancient saints… do far surpass the most famous achievements of pagan heroes. Barrow.
The highest achievements of the human intellect. Macaulay.
3. (Her.) An escutcheon or ensign armorial; now generally applied to the funeral shield commonly called hatchment. Cussans.
AOchiev6er (#), n. One who achieves; a winner.

Ach7ilOle6an (#), a. Resembling Achilles, the hero of the Iliad; invincible.

AOchil6les’ ten6don (#), n. [L. Achillis tendo.] (Anat.) The strong tendon formed of the united tendons of the large muscles in the calf of the leg, an inserted into the bone of the heel; P so called from the mythological account of Achilles being held by the heel when dipped in the River Styx.

AOchi6lous (#), a. [Gr. ? priv. + ? lip.] (Bot.) Without a lip.

Ach6ing (#), a. That aches; continuously painful. See Ache. P Ach6ingOly, adv.
The aching heart, the aching head.
Longfellow.
X A7chiOo6te (#), n. [Sp. achiote, fr. Indian achiotl.] Seeds of the annotto tree; also, the coloring matter, annotto.
AOchlam6yOdate (#), a. [Gr. ? priv. + ?. ?. a short cloak.] (Zol.) Not possessing a mantle; P said of certain gastropods.

Ach7laOmyd6eOous (#), a. (Bot.) Naked; having no floral envelope, neither calyx nor corolla.

X AOcho6liOa (#), n. [NL., from Gr. ?; ? priv. + ? bile.] (Med.) Deficiency or want of bile.

Ach6oOlous (#), a. (Med.) Lacking bile.

Ach7roOmat6ic (#), a. [Gr. ? colorless; ? priv. + ?, ?, color: cf. F. achromatique.] 1. (Opt.) Free from color; transmitting light without decomposing it into its primary colors.
2. (Biol.) Uncolored; not absorbing color from a fluid; P said of tissue.
Achromatic lens (Opt.), a lens composed usually of two separate lenses, a convex and concave, of substances having different refractive and dispersive powers, as crown and flint glass, with the curvatures so adjusted that the chromatic aberration produced by the one is corrected by other, and light emerges from the compound lens undecomposed. P Achromatic prism. See Prism, P Achromatic telescope, or microscope, one in which the chromatic aberration is corrected, usually by means of a compound or achromatic object glass, and which gives images free from extraneous color.

Ach7roOmat6icOalOly (#), adv. In an achromatic manner.

Ach7roOmaOtic6iOty (#), n. Achromatism.

AOchro6maOtin (#), n. (Biol.) Tissue which is not stained by fluid dyes.
W. Flemming.

AOchro6maOtism (#), n. [Cf. F. achromatisme.] The state or quality of being achromatic; as, the achromatism of a lens; achromaticity.
Nichol.

AOchro7maOtiOza6tion (#), n. [Cf. F. achromatisation.] The act or process of achromatizing.

AOchro6maOtize (#), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Achromatized (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Achromatizing (#).] [Gr. ? priv. + ? color.] To deprive of color; to make achromatic.

AOchro6maOtop6sy (#), n. [Gr. ? priv. + ? color + ? sight.] Color blindness; inability to distinguish colors; Daltonism.

AOchron6ic (#), a. See Acronyc.

Ach7roOOdex6trin (#), n. [Gr. ? colorless + E. dextrin.] (Physiol. Chem.) Dextrin not colorable by iodine. See Dextrin.

Ach6roOous (#), a. [Gr. ?; ? priv. + ? color.] Colorless; achromatic.

AOchy6lous (#), a. [Gr. ? without juice.] (Physiol.) Without chyle.

AOchy6mous (#), a. [Gr. ? without juice.] (Physiol.) Without chyme.

X AOcic6uOla (#), n.; pl. Acicul (#). [L., a small needle, dimin. of acus needle.] (Nat. Hist.) One of the needlelike or bristlelike spines or prickles of some animals and plants; also, a needlelike crystal.

AOcic6uOlar (#), a. NeedlePshaped; slender like a needle or bristle, as some leaves or crystals; also, having sharp points like needless. P AOcic6uOlarOly, adv.

AOcic6uOlate (#), AOcic6uOla6ted (#) } a. (Nat. Hist.) (a) Furnished with acicul. (b) Acicular. (c) Marked with fine irregular streaks as if scratched by a needle. Lindley.
AOcic6uOliOform (#), a. [L. acicula needle + Oform.] NeedlePshaped; acicular.
AOcic6uOlite (#), n. (Min.) Needle ore. Brande & C.
Ac6id (#), a. [L. acidus sour, fr. the root ak to be sharp: cf. F. acide. Cf. Acute.] 1. Sour, sharp, or biting to the taste; tart; having the taste of vinegar: as, acid fruits or liquors. Also fig.: SourPtempered.
He was stern and his face as acid as ever. A. Trollope.
2. Of or pertaining to an acid; as, acid reaction.

Ac6id, n. 1. A sour substance.
2. (Chem.) One of a class of compounds, generally but not always distinguished by their sour taste, solubility in water, and reddening of vegetable blue or violet colors. They are also characterized by the power of destroying the distinctive properties of alkalies or bases, combining with them to form salts, at the same time losing their own peculiar properties. They all contain hydrogen, united with a more negative element or radical, either alone, or more generally with oxygen, and take their names from this negative element or radical. Those which contain no oxygen are sometimes called hydracids in distinction from the others which are called oxygen acids or oxacids. 5 In certain cases, sulphur, selenium, or tellurium may take the place of oxygen, and the corresponding compounds are called respectively sulphur acids or sulphacids, selenium acids, or tellurium acids. When the hydrogen of an acid is replaced by a positive element or radical, a salt is formed, and hence acids are sometimes named as salts of hydrogen; as hydrogen nitrate for nitric acid, hydrogen sulphate for sulphuric acid, etc. In the old chemistry the name acid was applied to the oxides of the negative or nonmetallic elements, now sometimes called anhydrides.

AOcid6ic (#), a. (Min.) Containing a high percentage of silica; P opposed to basic.

Ac7idOif6erOous (#), a. [L. acidus sour + Oferous.] Containing or yielding an acid.

AOcid6iOfi7aOble (#), a. Capable of being acidified, or converted into an acid.

Ac7idOif6ic (#), a. Producing acidity; converting into an acid.
Dana.
AOcid7iOfiOca6tion (#), n. [Cf. F. acidification.] The act or process of acidifying, or changing into an acid. AOcid6iOfi7er (#), n. (Chem.) A simple or compound principle, whose presence is necessary to produce acidity, as oxygen, chlorine, bromine, iodine, etc. AOcid6iOfy (#), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Acidified (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Acidifying (#). [L. acidus sour, acid + Ofly: cf. F. acidifier.] 1. To make acid; to convert into an acid; as, to acidify sugar.
2. To sour; to imbitter.
His thin existence all acidified into rage. Carlyle.
Ac7idOim6eOter (#), n. [L. acidus acid + Ometer.] (Chem.) An instrument for ascertaining the strength of acids. Ure.
Ac7idOim6eOtry (#), n. [L. acidus acid + Ometry.] (Chem.) The measurement of the strength of acids, especially by a chemical process based on the law of chemical combinations, or the fact that, to produce a complete reaction, a certain definite weight of reagent is required. P Ac7idOiOmet6ricOal (#), a.
AOcid6iOty (#), n. [L. acidites, fr. acidus: cf. F. acidit. See Acid.] The quality of being sour; sourness; tartness; sharpness to the taste; as, the acidity of lemon juice. Ac6idOly (#), adv. Sourly; tartly.
Ac6idOness (#), n. Acidity; sourness. AOcid6uOlate (#), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Acidulated (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Acidulating (#).] [Cf. F. aciduler. See Acidulous.] To make sour or acid in a moderate degree; to sour somewhat. Arbuthnot.
AOcid6uOlent (#), a. Having an acid quality; sour; acidulous. =With anxious, acidulent face.8 Carlyle.
AOcid6uOlous (#), a. [L. acidulus, dim. of acidus. See Acid.] Slightly sour; subPacid; sourish; as, an acidulous tincture.
E. Burke.
Acidulous mineral waters, such as contain carbonic anhydride.
Ac7iOerOage (#), n. [F. acirage, fr. acier steel.] The process of coating the surface of a metal plate (as a stereotype plate) with steellike iron by means of voltaic electricity; steeling.
Ac6iOform (#), a. [L. acus needle + Oform.] Shaped like a needle.
Ac6iOna6ceous (#), a. [L. acinus a grape, grapestone.] (Bot.) Containing seeds or stones of grapes, or grains like them.
X AOcin6aOces (#), n. [L., from Gr. ?.] (Anc. Hist.) A short sword or saber.
Ac7iOnac6iOform (#), a. [L. acinaces a short sword + Oform: cf. F. acinaciforme.] (Bot.) ScimeterPshaped; as, an acinaciform leaf.
X Ac7iOne6siOa (#), n. (Med.) Same as Akinesia. X Ac7iOne6t (#), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? immovable.] (Zol.) A group of suctorial Infusoria, which in the adult stage are stationary. See Suctoria.
Ac7iOnet6iOform (#), a. [Acinet + Oform.] (Zol.) Resembling the Acinet.
AOcin6iOform (#), a. [L. acinus a grape, grapestone + Oform: cf. F. acinoforme.] 1. Having the form of a cluster of grapes; clustered like grapes.
2. Full of small kernels like a grape. Ac6iOnose7 (#), Ac6iOnous (#) } a. [L. acinosus, fr. acinus grapestone.] Consisting of acini, or minute granular concretions; as, acinose or acinous glands. Kirwan.

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X Ac6iOnus (#), n.; pl. Acini (#). [L., grape, grapestone.] 1. (Bot.) (a) One of the small grains or drupelets which make up some kinds of fruit, as the blackberry, raspberry, etc. (b) A grapestone.
2. (Anat.) One of the granular masses which constitute a racemose or compound gland, as the pancreas; also, one of the saccular recesses in the lobules of a racemose gland. Quain.
X Ac7iOpen6ser (#), n. [L., the name of a fish.] (Zol.) A genus of ganoid fishes, including the sturgeons, having the body armed with bony scales, and the mouth on the under side of the head. See Sturgeon.
Ac6iOur7gy (#), n. [Gr. ? a point + ? work.] Operative surgery.
AcOknow6 (#), v. t. [Pref. aO + know; AS. oncn>wan.] 1. To recognize. [Obs.] =You will not be acknown, sir.8 B. Jonson.
2. To acknowledge; to confess. [Obs.] Chaucer.
To be acknown (often with of or on), to acknowledge; to confess. [Obs.]
We say of a stubborn body that standeth still in the denying of his fault. This man will now acknowledge his fault, or, He will not be acknown of his fault.
Sir T. More.
AcOknowl6edge (#), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Acknowledged (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Acknowledging (#).] [Prob. fr. pref. aO + the verb knowledge. See Knowledge, and ci. Acknow.] 1. To of or admit the knowledge of; to recognize as a fact or truth; to declare one’s belief in; as, to acknowledge the being of a God.
I acknowledge my transgressions.
Ps. li. 3.
For ends generally acknowledged to be good. Macaulay.
2. To own or recognize in a particular character or relationship; to admit the claims or authority of; to give recognition to.
In all thy ways acknowledge Him.
Prov. iii. 6.
By my soul, I’ll ne’er acknowledge thee. Shak.
3. To own with gratitude or as a benefit or an obligation; as, to acknowledge a favor, the receipt of a letter. They his gifts acknowledged none.
Milton.
4. To own as genuine; to assent to, as a legal instrument, to give it validity; to avow or admit in legal form; as, to acknowledgea deed.
Syn. P To avow; proclaim; recognize; own; admit; allow; concede; confess. P Acknowledge, Recognize. Acknowledge is opposed to keep back, or conceal, and supposes that something had been previously known to us (though perhaps not to others) which we now feel bound to lay open or make public. Thus, a man acknowledges a secret marriage; one who has done wrong acknowledges his fault; and author acknowledge his obligation to those who have aided him; we acknowledge our ignorance. Recognize supposes that we have either forgotten or not had the evidence of a thing distinctly before our minds, but that now we know it (as it were) anew, or receive and admit in on the ground of the evidence it brings. Thus, we recognize a friend after a long absence. We recognize facts, principles, truths, etc., when their evidence is brought up fresh to the mind; as, bad men usually recognize the providence of God in seasons of danger. A foreign minister, consul, or agent, of any kind, is recognized on the ground of his producing satisfactory credentials. See also Confess.
AcOknowl6edgedOly (#), adv. Confessedly. AcOknowl6edgOer (#), n. One who acknowledges. AcOknowl6edgOment (#), n. 1. The act of acknowledging; admission; avowal; owning; confession. =An acknowledgment of fault.8
Froude.
2. The act of owning or recognized in a particular character or relationship; recognition as regards the existence, authority, truth, or genuineness.
Immediately upon the acknowledgment of the Christian faith, the eunuch was baptized by Philip.
Hooker.
3. The owning of a benefit received; courteous recognition; expression of thanks.
Shak.
4. Something given or done in return for a favor, message, etc.
Smollett.
5. A declaration or avowal of one’s own act, to give it legal validity; as, the acknowledgment of a deed before a proper officer. Also, the certificate of the officer attesting such declaration.
Acknowledgment money, in some parts of England, a sum paid by copyhold tenants, on the death of their landlords, as an acknowledgment of their new lords.
Cowell.
Syn. P Confession; concession; recognition; admission; avowal; recognizance.
AOclin6ic (#), a. [Gr. ? priv. + ? to incline.] (Physics.) Without inclination or dipping; P said the magnetic needle balances itself horizontally, having no dip. The aclinic line is also termed the magnetic equator. Prof. August.
Ac6me (#), n. [Gr. ? point, top.] 1. The top or highest point; the culmination.
The very acme and pitch of life for epic poetry. Pope.
The moment when a certain power reaches the acme of its supremacy.
I. Taylor.
2. (Med.) The crisis or height of a disease. 3. Mature age; full bloom of life.
B. Jonson.
Ac6ne (#), n. [NL., prob. a corruption of Gr. ?] (Med.) A pustular affection of the skin, due to changes in the sebaceous glands.
AcOno6dal (#), a. Pertaining to acnodes. Ac6node (#), n. [L. acus needle + E. node.] (Geom.) An isolated point not upon a curve, but whose cordinates satisfy the equation of the curve so that it is considered as belonging to the curve.
AOcock6 (#), adv. [Pref. aO + cock.] In a cocked or turned up fashion.
AOcock6bill7 (#), adv. [Prefix aO + cock + bill: with bills cocked up.] (Naut.) (a) Hanging at the cathead, ready to let go, as an anchor. (b) Topped up; having one yardarm higher than the other.
AOcold6 (#), a. [Prob. p. p. of OE. acolen to grow cold or cool, AS. >c?lian to grow cold; pref. aO (cf. Goth. erO, orig. meaning out) + c?lian to cool. See Cool.] Cold. [Obs.] =Poor Tom’s acold.8
Shak.
Ac7oOlog6ic (#), a. Pertaining to acology. AOcol6oOgy (#), n. [Gr. ? remedy + Ology.] Materia medica; the science of remedies.
AOcol6oOthist (#), n. See Acolythist. Ac7oOlyc6tine (#), n. [From the name of the plant.] (Chem.) An organic base, in the form of a white powder, obtained from Aconitum lycoctonum.
Eng. Cyc.
Ac7oOlyte (#), n. [LL. acolythus, acoluthus, Gr. ? following, attending: cf. F. acolyte.]
1. (Eccl.) One who has received the highest of the four minor orders in the Catholic church, being ordained to carry the wine and water and the lights at the Mass. 2. One who attends; an assistant. =With such chiefs, and with James and John as acolytes.8
Motley.
Ac6oOlyth (#), n. Same as Acolyte.
AOcol6yOthist (#), n. An acolyte. [Obs.] AOcond6dyOlose7 (#), AOcon6dyOlous (#), } a. [Gr. ? priv. + ? joint.] (Nat. Hist.) Being without joints; jointless. Ac7oOni6tal (#), a. Of the nature of aconite. Ac6oOnite (#), n. [L. aconitum, Gr. ?: cf. F. aconit.] 1. (Bot.) The herb wolfsbane, or monkshood; P applied to any plant of the genus Aconitum (tribe Hellebore), all the species of which are poisonous.
2. An extract or tincture obtained from Aconitum napellus, used as a poison and medicinally.
Winter aconite, a plant (Eranthis hyemalis) allied to the aconites.
X Ac7oOni6tiOa (#), n. (Chem.) Same as Aconitine. Ac7oOnit6ic (#), a. Of or pertaining to aconite. AOcon6iOtine (#), n. (Chem.) An intensely poisonous alkaloid, extracted from aconite.
X Ac7oOni6tum (#), n. [L. See Aconite.] The poisonous herb aconite; also, an extract from it.
Strong
As aconitum or rash gunpowder.
Shak.
X AOcon6tiOa (#), n. pl. [NL., from Gr. ? a little dart.] (Zol.) Threadlike defensive organs, composed largely of nettling cells (cnid), thrown out of the mouth or special pores of certain Actini when irritated. X AOcon6tiOas (#), n. [NL., from Gr. ?, fr. ?, dim. ? dart.] (Zol.) Anciently, a snake, called dart snake; now, one of a genus of reptiles closely allied to the lizards. AOcop6ic (#), a. [Gr. ? priv. + ? striking. weariness, ? to strike.] (Med.) Relieving weariness; restorative. Buchanan.
A6corn (#), n. [AS. cern, fr. cer field, acre; akin to D. aker acorn, Ger. ecker, Icel. akarn, Dan. agern, Goth. akran fruit, akrs field; P orig. fruit of the field. See Acre.] 1. The fruit of the oak, being an oval nut growing in a woody cup or cupule.
2. (Naut.) A conePshaped piece of wood on the point of the spindle above the vane, on the mastPhead. 3. (Zol.) See AcornPshell.
A6corn cup (#). The involucre or cup in which the acorn is fixed.
A6corned (#), a. 1. Furnished or loaded with acorns. 2. Fed or filled with acorns. [R.]
Shak.
A6cornPshell7 (#), n. (Zol.) One of the sessile cirripeds; a barnacle of the genus Balanus. See Barnacle. AOcos6mism (#), n. [Gr. ? priv. + ? world.] A denial of the existence of the universe as distinct from God. AOcos6mist (#), n. [See Acosmism.] One who denies the existence of the universe, or of a universe as distinct from God.
G. H. Lewes.
AOcot7yOle6don (#; 277), n. [Gr. ? priv. + ? anything cupPshaped. See Cotyledon.] (Bot.) A plant which has no cotyledons, as the dodder and all flowerless plants. AOcot7yOled6onOous (#; 277), a. Having no seed lobes, as the dodder; also applied to plants which have no true seeds, as ferns, mosses, etc.
AOcou6chy (#), n. [F. acouchi, from the native name Guiana.] (Zol.) A small species of agouti (Dasyprocta acouchy). AOcou6meOter (#), n. [Gr. ? to hear + Ometer.] (Physics.) An instrument for measuring the acuteness of the sense of hearing.
Itard.
AOcou6meOtry (#), n. [Gr. ? to hear + Ometry.] The measuring of the power or extent of hearing.
AOcous6tic (#; 277), a. [F. acoustique, Gr. ? relating to hearing, fr. ? to hear.] Pertaining to the sense of hearing, the organs of hearing, or the science of sounds; auditory. Acoustic duct, the auditory duct, or external passage of the ear. P Acoustic telegraph, a telegraph making audible signals; a telephone. P Acoustic vessels, brazen tubes or vessels, shaped like a bell, used in ancient theaters to propel the voices of the actors, so as to render them audible to a great distance.
AOcous6tic, n. A medicine or agent to assist hearing. AOcous6ticOal (#), a. Of or pertaining to acoustics. AOcous6ticOalOly (#), adv. In relation to sound or to hearing.
Tyndall.
Ac7ousOti6cian (#), n. One versed in acoustics. Tyndall.
AOcous6tics (#; 277), n. [Names of sciences in Oics, as, acoustics, mathematics, etc., are usually treated as singular. See Oics.] (Physics.) The science of sounds, teaching their nature, phenomena, and laws. Acoustics, then, or the science of sound, is a very considerable branch of physics.
Sir J. Herschel.
5 The science is, by some writers, divided, into diacoustics, which explains the properties of sounds coming directly from the ear; and catacoustica, which treats of reflected sounds or echoes.
AcOquaint6 (#), a. [OF. acoint. See Acquaint, v. t.] Acquainted. [Obs. or Archaic]
AcOquaint6, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Acquainted; p. pr. & vb. n. Acquainting.] [OE. aqueinten, acointen, OF. acointier, LL. adcognitare, fr. L. ad + cognitus, p. p. of cognoscere to know; conO + noscere to know. See Quaint, Know.] 1. To furnish or give experimental knowledge of; to make (one) to know; to make familiar; P followed by with. Before a man can speak on any subject, it is necessary to be acquainted with it.
Locke.
A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. Isa. liii. 3.
2. To communicate notice to; to inform; to make cognizant; P followed by with (formerly, also, by of), or by that, introducing the intelligence; as, to acquaint a friend with the particulars of an act.
Acquaint her here of my son Paris’ love. Shak.
I must acquaint you that I have received New dated letters from Northumberland.
Shak.
3. To familiarize; to accustom. [Obs.] Evelyn.
To be acquainted with, to be possessed of personal knowledge of; to be cognizant of; to be more or less familiar with; to be on terms of social intercourse with.
Syn. P To inform; apprise; communicate; advise. AcOquaint6aOble (#), a. [Cf. OF. acointable. Easy to be acquainted with; affable. [Obs.]
Rom. of R.
AcOquaint6ance (#), n. [OE. aqueintance, OF. acointance, fr. acointier. See Acquaint.] 1. A state of being acquainted, or of having intimate, or more than slight or superficial, knowledge; personal knowledge gained by intercourse short of that of friendship or intimacy; as, I know the man; but have no acquaintance with him.
Contract no friendship, or even acquaintance, with a guileful man.
Sir W. Jones.
2. A person or persons with whom one is acquainted. Montgomery was an old acquaintance of Ferguson. Macaulay.
5 In this sense the collective term acquaintance was formerly both singular and plural, but it is now commonly singular, and has the regular plural acquaintances. To be of acquaintance, to be intimate. P To take acquaintance of or with, to make the acquaintance of. [Obs.] Syn. P Familiarity; intimacy; fellowship; knowledge. P Acquaintance, Familiarity, Intimacy. These words mark different degrees of closeness in social intercourse. Acquaintance arises from occasional intercourse; as, our acquaintance has been a brief one. We can speak of a slight or an intimate acquaintance. Familiarity is the result of continued acquaintance. It springs from persons being frequently together, so as to wear off all restraint and reserve; as, the familiarity of old companions. Intimacy is the result of close connection, and the freest interchange of thought; as, the intimacy of established friendship. Our admiration of a famous man lessens upon our nearer acquaintance with him.
Addison.
We contract at last such a familiarity with them as makes it difficult and irksome for us to call off our minds. Atterbury.
It is in our power to confine our friendships and intimacies to men of virtue.
Rogers.
AcOquaint6anceOship, n. A state of being acquainted; acquaintance.
Southey.
AcOquaint6ant (#), n. [Cf. F. acointant, p. pr.] An acquaintance. [R.]
Swift.
AcOquaint6ed, a. Personally known; familiar. See To be acquainted with, under Acquaint, v. t.
AcOquaint6edOness, n. State of being acquainted; degree of acquaintance. [R.]
Boyle.
AcOquest6 (#), n. [OF. aquest, F. acqut, fr. LL. acquestum, acquisFtum, for L. acquisFtum, p. p. (used substantively) of acquirere to acquire. See Acquire.]
1. Acquisition; the thing gained. [R.] Bacon.
2. (Law) Property acquired by purchase, gift, or otherwise than by inheritance.
Bouvier.
Ac7quiOesce6 (#), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Acquiesced (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Acquiescing (#)] [ L. acquiescere; ad + quiescere to be quiet, fr. quies rest: cf. F. acquiescer. See Quiet.] 1. To rest satisfied, or apparently satisfied, or to rest without opposition and discontent (usually implying previous opposition or discontent); to accept or consent by silence or by omitting to object; P followed by in, formerly also by with and to.
They were compelled to acquiesce in a government which they did not regard as just.
De Quincey.
2. To concur upon conviction; as, to acquiesce in an opinion; to assent to; usually, to concur, not heartily but so far as to forbear opposition.
Syn. P To submit; comply; yield; assent; agree; consent; accede; concur; conform; accept tacitly. Ac7quiOes6cence (#), n. [Cf. F. acquiescence.] 1. A silent or passive assent or submission, or a submission with apparent content; P distinguished from avowed consent on the one hand, and on the other, from opposition or open discontent; quiet satisfaction.
2. (Crim. Law) (a) Submission to an injury by the party injured. (b) Tacit concurrence in the action of another. Wharton.

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Ac7quiOes6cenOcy (#), n. The quality of being acquiescent; acquiescence.
Ac7 quiOes6cent (#), a. [L. acquiescens, O?entis; p. pr.] Resting satisfied or submissive; disposed tacitly to submit; assentive; as, an acquiescent policy.
Ac7quiOes6centOly, adv. In an acquiescent manner. AcOqui6et (#), v. t. [LL. acquietare; L. ad + quies rest. See Quiet and cf. Acquit.] To quiet. [Obs.] Acquiet his mind from stirring you against your own peace. Sir A. Sherley.
AcOquir6aObil6iOty (#), n. The quality of being acquirable; attainableness. [R.]
Paley.
AcOquir6aOble (#), a. Capable of being acquired. AcOquire6 (#), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Acquired (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Acquiring (#).] [L. acquirere, acquisitum; ad + quarere to seek for. In OE. was a verb aqueren, fr. the same, through OF. aquerre. See Quest..] To gain, usually by one’s own exertions; to get as one’s own; as, to acquire a title, riches, knowledge, skill, good or bad habits. No virtue is acquired in an instant, but step by step. Barrow.
Descent is the title whereby a man, on the death of his ancestor, acquires his estate, by right of representation, as his heir at law.
Blackstone.
Syn. P To obtain; gain; attain; procure; win; earn; secure. See Obtain.
AcOquire6ment (#), n. The act of acquiring, or that which is acquired; attainment. =Rules for the acquirement of a taste.8
Addison.
His acquirements by industry were… enriched and enlarged by many excellent endowments of nature. Hayward.
Syn. P Acquisition, Acquirement. Acquirement is used in opposition to a natural gift or talent; as, eloquence, and skill in music and painting, are acquirements; genius is the gift or endowment of nature. It denotes especially personal attainments, in opposition to material or external things gained, which are more usually called acquisitions; but this distinction is not always observed.
AcOquir6er (#), n. A person who acquires. AcOquir6y (#), n. Acquirement. [Obs.]
Barrow.
Ac6quiOsite (#), a. [L. acquisitus, p. p. of acquirere. See Acquire.] Acquired. [Obs.]
Burton.
Ac7quiOsi6tion (#), n. [L. acquisitio, fr. acquirere: cf. F. acquisition. See Acquire.] 1. The act or process of acquiring.
The acquisition or loss of a province. Macaulay.
2. The thing acquired or gained; an acquirement; a gain; as, learning is an acquisition.
Syn. P See Acquirement.
AcOquis6iOtive (#), a. 1. Acquired. [Obs.] He died not in his acquisitive, but in his native soil. Wotton.
2. Able or disposed to make acquisitions; acquiring; as, an acquisitive person or disposition.
AcOquis6iOtiveOly, adv. In the way of acquisition. AcOquis6iOtiveOness, n. 1. The quality of being acquisitive; propensity to acquire property; desire of possession. 2. (Phren.) The faculty to which the phrenologists attribute the desire of acquiring and possessing.
Combe.
AcOquis6iOtor (#), n. One who acquires. AcOquist6 (#), n. [Cf. Acquest.] Acquisition; gain. Milton.
AcOquit6 (#), p. p. Acquitted; set free; rid of. [Archaic] Shak.
AcOquit6, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Acquitted; p. pr. & vb. n. Acquitting.] [OE. aquiten, OF. aquiter, F. acquitter; ? (L. ad) + OF. quiter, F. quitter, to quit. See Quit, and cf. Acquiet.] 1. To discharge, as a claim or debt; to clear off; to pay off; to requite.
A responsibility that can never be absolutely acquitted. I. Taylor.
2. To pay for; to atone for. [Obs.] Shak.
3. To set free, release or discharge from an obligation, duty, liability, burden, or from an accusation or charge; P now followed by of before the charge, formerly by from; as, the jury acquitted the prisoner; we acquit a man of evil intentions.
4. Reflexively: (a) To clear one’s self.k. (b) To bear or conduct one’s self; to perform one’s part; as, the soldier acquitted himself well in battle; the orator acquitted himself very poorly.
Syn. P To absolve; clear; exonerate; exonerate; exculpate; release; discharge. See Absolve.
AcOquit6ment (#), n. [Cf. OF. aquitement.] Acquittal. [Obs.] Milton.
AcOquit6tal (#), n. 1. The act of acquitting; discharge from debt or obligation; acquittance.
2. (Law) A setting free, or deliverance from the charge of an offense, by verdict of a jury or sentence of a court. Bouvier.
AcOquit6tance (#), n. [OF. aquitance, fr. aquiter. See Acquit.] 1. The clearing off of debt or obligation; a release or discharge from debt or other liability. 2. A writing which is evidence of a discharge; a receipt in full, which bars a further demand.
You can produce acquittances
For such a sum, from special officers. Shak.
AcOquit6tance, v. t. To acquit. [Obs.] Shak.
AcOquit6ter (#), n. One who acquits or releases. X AOcra6niOa (#), n. [NL., from Gr. ? priv. + ? skull.] 1. (Physiol.) Partial or total absence of the skull. 2. pl. (Zol.) The lowest group of Vertebrata, including the amphioxus, in which no skull exists.
AOcra6niOal (#), a. Wanting a skull. AOcrase6, AOcraze6 } (#), v. t. [Pref. aO + crase; or cf. F.