Dolch Words for 3rd Graders

The lists below contain the Dolch words for 3rd graders.

As you have already gone through the Dolch words for 1st and 2nd graders, you should know how this list works. The Dolch words for 3rd graders are somewhat similar to those for the 2nd graders, however, these are a bit advanced in the sense that they are a bit longer in some instances. Apart from that, there is also the use of double letters which is an advanced topic for the young learners.

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Dolch Words – For Third Graders

About Around; all round; on every side of. – In the immediate neighborhood of; in contiguity or proximity to; near, as to place; by or on (one’s person). – Over or upon different parts of; through or over in various directions; here and there in; to and fro in; throughout. – Near; not far from; — determining approximately time, size, quantity. – In concern with; engaged in; intent on. – On the point or verge of; going; in act of. – Concerning; with regard to; on account of; touching. – On all sides; around. – In circuit; circularly; by a circuitous way; around the outside; as, a mile about, and a third of a mile across. – Here and there; around; in one place and another. – Nearly; approximately; with close correspondence, in quality, manner, degree, etc.; as, about as cold; about as high; — also of quantity, number, time. – To a reserved position; half round; in the opposite direction; on the opposite tack; as, to face about; to turn one’s self about.
Better Having good qualities in a greater degree than another; as, a better man; a better physician; a better house; a better air. – Preferable in regard to rank, value, use, fitness, acceptableness, safety, or in any other respect. – Greater in amount; larger; more. – Improved in health; less affected with disease; as, the patient is better. – More advanced; more perfect; as, upon better acquaintance; a better knowledge of the subject. – Advantage, superiority, or victory; — usually with of; as, to get the better of an enemy. – One who has a claim to precedence; a superior, as in merit, social standing, etc.; — usually in the plural. – In a superior or more excellent manner; with more skill and wisdom, courage, virtue, advantage, or success; as, Henry writes better than John; veterans fight better than recruits. – More correctly or thoroughly. – In a higher or greater degree; more; as, to love one better than another. – More, in reference to value, distance, time, etc.; as, ten miles and better. – To improve or ameliorate; to increase the good qualities of. – To improve the condition of, morally, physically, financially, socially, or otherwise. – To surpass in excellence; to exceed; to excel. – To give advantage to; to support; to advance the interest of. – To become better; to improve. – One who bets or lays a wager.
Bring To convey to the place where the speaker is or is to be; to bear from a more distant to a nearer place; to fetch. – To cause the accession or obtaining of; to procure; to make to come; to produce; to draw to. – To convey; to move; to carry or conduct. – To persuade; to induce; to draw; to lead; to guide. – To produce in exchange; to sell for; to fetch; as, what does coal bring per ton?
Carry To convey or transport in any manner from one place to another; to bear; — often with away or off. – To have or hold as a burden, while moving from place to place; to have upon or about one’s person; to bear; as, to carry a wound; to carry an unborn child. – To move; to convey by force; to impel; to conduct; to lead or guide. – To transfer from one place (as a country, book, or column) to another; as, to carry the war from Greece into Asia; to carry an account to the ledger; to carry a number in adding figures. – To convey by extension or continuance; to extend; as, to carry the chimney through the roof; to carry a road ten miles farther. – To bear or uphold successfully through conflict, as a leader or principle; hence, to succeed in, as in a contest; to bring to a successful issue; to win; as, to carry an election. – To get possession of by force; to capture. – To contain; to comprise; to bear the aspect of ; to show or exhibit; to imply. – To bear (one’s self); to behave, to conduct or demean; — with the reflexive pronouns. – To bear the charges or burden of holding or having, as stocks, merchandise, etc., from one time to another; as, a merchant is carrying a large stock; a farm carries a mortgage; a broker carries stock for a customer; to carry a life insurance. – To act as a bearer; to convey anything; as, to fetch and carry. – To have propulsive power; to propel; as, a gun or mortar carries well. – To hold the head; — said of a horse; as, to carry well i. e., to hold the head high, with arching neck. – To have earth or frost stick to the feet when running, as a hare. – A tract of land, over which boats or goods are carried between two bodies of navigable water; a carrying place; a portage.
Clean Free from dirt or filth; as, clean clothes. – Free from that which is useless or injurious; without defects; as, clean land; clean timber. – Free from awkwardness; not bungling; adroit; dexterous; as, aclean trick; a clean leap over a fence. – Free from errors and vulgarisms; as, a clean style. – Free from restraint or neglect; complete; entire. – Free from moral defilement; sinless; pure. – Free from ceremonial defilement. – Free from that which is corrupting to the morals; pure in tone; healthy. – Well-proportioned; shapely; as, clean limbs. – Without limitation or remainder; quite; perfectly; wholly; entirely. – Without miscarriage; not bunglingly; dexterously. – To render clean; to free from whatever is foul, offensive, or extraneous; to purify; to cleanse.
Cut of Cut – To separate the parts of with, or as with, a sharp instrument; to make an incision in; to gash; to sever; to divide. – To sever and cause to fall for the purpose of gathering; to hew; to mow or reap. – To sever and remove by cutting; to cut off; to dock; as, to cut the hair; to cut the nails. – To castrate or geld; as, to cut a horse. – To form or shape by cutting; to make by incision, hewing, etc.; to carve; to hew out. – To wound or hurt deeply the sensibilities of; to pierce; to lacerate; as, sarcasm cuts to the quick. – To intersect; to cross; as, one line cuts another at right angles. – To refuse to recognize; to ignore; as, to cut a person in the street; to cut one’s acquaintance. – To absent one’s self from; as, to cut an appointment, a recitation. etc. – To do the work of an edged tool; to serve in dividing or gashing; as, a knife cuts well. – To admit of incision or severance; to yield to a cutting instrument. – To perform the operation of dividing, severing, incising, intersecting, etc.; to use a cutting instrument. – To make a stroke with a whip. – To interfere, as a horse. – To move or make off quickly. – To divide a pack of cards into two portion to decide the deal or trump, or to change the order of the cards to be dealt. – An opening made with an edged instrument; a cleft; a gash; a slash; a wound made by cutting; as, a sword cut. – A stroke or blow or cutting motion with an edged instrument; a stroke or blow with a whip. – That which wounds the feelings, as a harsh remark or criticism, or a sarcasm; personal discourtesy, as neglecting to recognize an acquaintance when meeting him; a slight. – A notch, passage, or channel made by cutting or digging; a furrow; a groove; as, a cut for a railroad. – The surface left by a cut; as, a smooth or clear cut. – A portion severed or cut off; a division; as, a cut of beef; a cut of timber. – An engraved block or plate; the impression from such an engraving; as, a book illustrated with fine cuts. – The act of dividing a pack cards. – The right to divide; as, whose cut is it? – Manner in which a thing is cut or formed; shape; style; fashion; as, the cut of a garment. – A common work horse; a gelding. – The failure of a college officer or student to be present at any appointed exercise. – A skein of yarn. – Gashed or divided, as by a cutting instrument. – Formed or shaped as by cutting; carved. – Overcome by liquor; tipsy.
Done p. p. from Do, and formerly the infinitive. – Performed; executed; finished. – It is done or agreed; let it be a match or bargain; — used elliptically. – Given; executed; issued; made public; — used chiefly in the clause giving the date of a proclamation or public act. – To perform, as an action; to execute; to transact to carry out in action; as, to do a good or a bad act; do our duty; to do what I can. – To bring to an end by action; to perform completely; to finish; to accomplish; — a sense conveyed by the construction, which is that of the past participle done. – To make ready for an object, purpose, or use, as food by cooking; to cook completely or sufficiently; as, the meat is done on one side only. – To put or bring into a form, state, or condition, especially in the phrases, to do death, to put to death; to slay; to do away (often do away with), to put away; to remove; to do on, to put on; to don; to do off, to take off, as dress; to doff; to do into, to put into the form of; to translate or transform into, as a text. – To cheat; to gull; to overreach. – To see or inspect; to explore; as, to do all the points of interest. – To cash or to advance money for, as a bill or note. – To act or behave in any manner; to conduct one’s self. – To fare; to be, as regards health; as, they asked him how he did; how do you do to-day? – To succeed; to avail; to answer the purpose; to serve; as, if no better plan can be found, he will make this do. – Deed; act; fear. – Ado; bustle; stir; to do. – A cheat; a swindle.
Draw To cause to move continuously by force applied in advance of the thing moved; to pull along; to haul; to drag; to cause to follow. – To influence to move or tend toward one’s self; to exercise an attracting force upon; to call towards itself; to attract; hence, to entice; to allure; to induce. – To cause to come out for one’s use or benefit; to extract; to educe; to bring forth; as: (a) To bring or take out, or to let out, from some receptacle, as a stick or post from a hole, water from a cask or well, etc. – To pull from a sheath, as a sword. – To extract; to force out; to elicit; to derive. – To obtain from some cause or origin; to infer from evidence or reasons; to deduce from premises; to derive. – To take or procure from a place of deposit; to call for and receive from a fund, or the like; as, to draw money from a bank. – To take from a box or wheel, as a lottery ticket; to receive from a lottery by the drawing out of the numbers for prizes or blanks; hence, to obtain by good fortune; to win; to gain; as, he drew a prize. – To select by the drawing of lots. – To remove the contents of – To drain by emptying; to suck dry. – To extract the bowels of; to eviscerate; as, to draw a fowl; to hang, draw, and quarter a criminal. – To take into the lungs; to inhale; to inspire; hence, also, to utter or produce by an inhalation; to heave. – To extend in length; to lengthen; to protract; to stretch; to extend, as a mass of metal into wire. – To run, extend, or produce, as a line on any surface; hence, also, to form by marking; to make by an instrument of delineation; to produce, as a sketch, figure, or picture. – To represent by lines drawn; to form a sketch or a picture of; to represent by a picture; to delineate; hence, to represent by words; to depict; to describe. – To write in due form; to prepare a draught of; as, to draw a memorial, a deed, or bill of exchange. – To require (so great a depth, as of water) for floating; — said of a vessel; to sink so deep in (water); as, a ship draws ten feet of water. – To withdraw. – To trace by scent; to track; — a hunting term. – To pull; to exert strength in drawing anything; to have force to move anything by pulling; as, a horse draws well; the sails of a ship draw well. – To draw a liquid from some receptacle, as water from a well. – To exert an attractive force; to act as an inducement or enticement. – To have efficiency as an epispastic; to act as a sinapism; — said of a blister, poultice, etc. – To have draught, as a chimney, flue, or the like; to furnish transmission to smoke, gases, etc. – To unsheathe a weapon, especially a sword. – To perform the act, or practice the art, of delineation; to sketch; to form figures or pictures. – To become contracted; to shrink. – To move; to come or go; literally, to draw one’s self; — with prepositions and adverbs; as, to draw away, to move off, esp. in racing, to get in front; to obtain the lead or increase it; to draw back, to retreat; to draw level, to move up even (with another); to come up to or overtake another; to draw off, to retire or retreat; to draw on, to advance; to draw up, to form in array; to draw near, nigh, or towards, to approach; to draw together, to come together, to collect. – To make a draft or written demand for payment of money deposited or due; — usually with on or upon. – To admit the action of pulling or dragging; to undergo draught; as, a carriage draws easily. – To sink in water; to require a depth for floating. – The act of drawing; draught. – A lot or chance to be drawn. – A drawn game or battle, etc. – That part of a bridge which may be raised, swung round, or drawn aside; the movable part of a drawbridge. See the Note under Drawbridge.
Drink To swallow anything liquid, for quenching thirst or other purpose; to imbibe; to receive or partake of, as if in satisfaction of thirst; as, to drink from a spring. – To quaff exhilarating or intoxicating liquors, in merriment or feasting; to carouse; to revel; hence, to lake alcoholic liquors to excess; to be intemperate in the /se of intoxicating or spirituous liquors; to tipple. – To swallow (a liquid); to receive, as a fluid, into the stomach; to imbibe; as, to drink milk or water. – To take in (a liquid), in any manner; to suck up; to absorb; to imbibe. – To take in; to receive within one, through the senses; to inhale; to hear; to see. – To smoke, as tobacco. – Liquid to be swallowed; any fluid to be taken into the stomach for quenching thirst or for other purposes, as water, coffee, or decoctions. – Specifically, intoxicating liquor; as, when drink is on, wit is out.
Eight An island in a river; an ait. – Seven and one; as, eight years. – The number greater by a unit than seven; eight units or objects. – A symbol representing eight units, as 8 or viii.
Fall To Descend, either suddenly or gradually; particularly, to descend by the force of gravity; to drop; to sink; as, the apple falls; the tide falls; the mercury falls in the barometer. – To cease to be erect; to take suddenly a recumbent posture; to become prostrate; to drop; as, a child totters and falls; a tree falls; a worshiper falls on his knees. – To find a final outlet; to discharge its waters; to empty; — with into; as, the river Rhone falls into the Mediterranean. – To become prostrate and dead; to die; especially, to die by violence, as in battle. – To cease to be active or strong; to die away; to lose strength; to subside; to become less intense; as, the wind falls. – To issue forth into life; to be brought forth; — said of the young of certain animals. – To decline in power, glory, wealth, or importance; to become insignificant; to lose rank or position; to decline in weight, value, price etc.; to become less; as, the falls; stocks fell two points. – To be overthrown or captured; to be destroyed. – To descend in character or reputation; to become degraded; to sink into vice, error, or sin; to depart from the faith; to apostatize; to sin. – To become insnared or embarrassed; to be entrapped; to be worse off than before; asm to fall into error; to fall into difficulties. – To assume a look of shame or disappointment; to become or appear dejected; — said of the countenance. – To sink; to languish; to become feeble or faint; as, our spirits rise and fall with our fortunes. – To pass somewhat suddenly, and passively, into a new state of body or mind; to become; as, to fall asleep; to fall into a passion; to fall in love; to fall into temptation. – To happen; to to come to pass; to light; to befall; to issue; to terminate. – To come; to occur; to arrive. – To begin with haste, ardor, or vehemence; to rush or hurry; as, they fell to blows. – To pass or be transferred by chance, lot, distribution, inheritance, or otherwise; as, the estate fell to his brother; the kingdom fell into the hands of his rivals. – To belong or appertain. – To be dropped or uttered carelessly; as, an unguarded expression fell from his lips; not a murmur fell from him. – To let fall; to drop. – To sink; to depress; as, to fall the voice. – To diminish; to lessen or lower. – To bring forth; as, to fall lambs. – To fell; to cut down; as, to fall a tree. – The act of falling; a dropping or descending be the force of gravity; descent; as, a fall from a horse, or from the yard of ship. – The act of dropping or tumbling from an erect posture; as, he was walking on ice, and had a fall. – Death; destruction; overthrow; ruin. – Downfall; degradation; loss of greatness or office; termination of greatness, power, or dominion; ruin; overthrow; as, the fall of the Roman empire. – The surrender of a besieged fortress or town ; as, the fall of Sebastopol. – Diminution or decrease in price or value; depreciation; as, the fall of prices; the fall of rents. – A sinking of tone; cadence; as, the fall of the voice at the close of a sentence. – Declivity; the descent of land or a hill; a slope. – Descent of water; a cascade; a cataract; a rush of water down a precipice or steep; — usually in the plural, sometimes in the singular; as, the falls of Niagara. – The discharge of a river or current of water into the ocean, or into a lake or pond; as, the fall of the Po into the Gulf of Venice. – Extent of descent; the distance which anything falls; as, the water of a stream has a fall of five feet. – The season when leaves fall from trees; autumn. – That which falls; a falling; as, a fall of rain; a heavy fall of snow. – The act of felling or cutting down. – Lapse or declension from innocence or goodness. Specifically: The first apostasy; the act of our first parents in eating the forbidden fruit; also, the apostasy of the rebellious angels. – Formerly, a kind of ruff or band for the neck; a falling band; a faule. – That part (as one of the ropes) of a tackle to which the power is applied in hoisting.
Far A young pig, or a litter of pigs. – Distant in any direction; not near; remote; mutually separated by a wide space or extent. – Remote from purpose; contrary to design or wishes; as, far be it from me to justify cruelty. – Remote in affection or obedience; at a distance, morally or spiritually; t enmity with; alienated. – Widely different in nature or quality; opposite in character. – The more distant of two; as, the far side (called also off side) of a horse, that is, the right side, or the one opposite to the rider when he mounts. – To a great extent or distance of space; widely; as, we are separated far from each other. – To a great distance in time from any point; remotely; as, he pushed his researches far into antiquity. – In great part; as, the day is far spent. – In a great proportion; by many degrees; very much; deeply; greatly.
Full Filled up, having within its limits all that it can contain; supplied; not empty or vacant; — said primarily of hollow vessels, and hence of anything else; as, a cup full of water; a house full of people. – Abundantly furnished or provided; sufficient in. quantity, quality, or degree; copious; plenteous; ample; adequate; as, a full meal; a full supply; a full voice; a full compensation; a house full of furniture. – Not wanting in any essential quality; complete, entire; perfect; adequate; as, a full narrative; a person of full age; a full stop; a full face; the full moon. – Sated; surfeited. – Having the mind filled with ideas; stocked with knowledge; stored with information. – Having the attention, thoughts, etc., absorbed in any matter, and the feelings more or less excited by it, as, to be full of some project. – Filled with emotions. – Impregnated; made pregnant. – Complete measure; utmost extent; the highest state or degree. – Quite; to the same degree; without abatement or diminution; with the whole force or effect; thoroughly; completely; exactly; entirely. – To become full or wholly illuminated; as, the moon fulls at midnight. – To thicken by moistening, heating, and pressing, as cloth; to mill; to make compact; to scour, cleanse, and thicken in a mill. – To become fulled or thickened; as, this material fulls well.
Got imp. & p. p. of Get. See Get. – Fashion; manner; custom. – Artifice; contrivance. – To procure; to obtain; to gain possession of; to acquire; to earn; to obtain as a price or reward; to come by; to win, by almost any means; as, to get favor by kindness; to get wealth by industry and economy; to get land by purchase, etc. – Hence, with have and had, to come into or be in possession of; to have. – To beget; to procreate; to generate. – To obtain mental possession of; to learn; to commit to memory; to memorize; as to get a lesson; also with out; as, to get out one’s Greek lesson. – To prevail on; to induce; to persuade. – To procure to be, or to cause to be in any state or condition; — with a following participle. – To betake; to remove; — in a reflexive use. – To make acquisition; to gain; to profit; to receive accessions; to be increased. – To arrive at, or bring one’s self into, a state, condition, or position; to come to be; to become; — with a following adjective or past participle belonging to the subject of the verb; as, to get sober; to get awake; to get beaten; to get elected. – Offspring; progeny; as, the get of a stallion.
Grow To increase in size by a natural and organic process; to increase in bulk by the gradual assimilation of new matter into the living organism; — said of animals and vegetables and their organs. – To increase in any way; to become larger and stronger; to be augmented; to advance; to extend; to wax; to accrue. – To spring up and come to matturity in a natural way; to be produced by vegetation; to thrive; to flourish; as, rice grows in warm countries. – To pass from one state to another; to result as an effect from a cause; to become; as, to grow pale. – To become attached of fixed; to adhere. – To cause to grow; to cultivate; to produce; as, to grow a crop; to grow wheat, hops, or tobacco.
Hold The whole interior portion of a vessel below the lower deck, in which the cargo is stowed. – To cause to remain in a given situation, position, or relation, within certain limits, or the like; to prevent from falling or escaping; to sustain; to restrain; to keep in the grasp; to retain. – To retain in one’s keeping; to maintain possession of, or authority over; not to give up or relinquish; to keep; to defend. – To have; to possess; to be in possession of; to occupy; to derive title to; as, to hold office. – To impose restraint upon; to limit in motion or action; to bind legally or morally; to confine; to restrain. – To maintain in being or action; to carry on; to prosecute, as a course of conduct or an argument; to continue; to sustain. – To prosecute, have, take, or join in, as something which is the result of united action; as to, hold a meeting, a festival, a session, etc.; hence, to direct and bring about officially; to conduct or preside at; as, the general held a council of war; a judge holds a court; a clergyman holds a service. – To receive and retain; to contain as a vessel; as, this pail holds milk; hence, to be able to receive and retain; to have capacity or containing power for. – To accept, as an opinion; to be the adherent of, openly or privately; to persist in, as a purpose; to maintain; to sustain. – To consider; to regard; to esteem; to account; to think; to judge. – To bear, carry, or manage; as he holds himself erect; he holds his head high. – In general, to keep one’s self in a given position or condition; to remain fixed. Hence: – Not to more; to halt; to stop;-mostly in the imperative. – Not to give way; not to part or become separated; to remain unbroken or unsubdued. – Not to fail or be found wanting; to continue; to last; to endure a test or trial; to abide; to persist. – Not to fall away, desert, or prove recreant; to remain attached; to cleave;-often with with, to, or for. – To restrain one’s self; to refrain. – To derive right or title; — generally with of. – The act of holding, as in or with the hands or arms; the manner of holding, whether firm or loose; seizure; grasp; clasp; gripe; possession; — often used with the verbs take and lay. – The authority or ground to take or keep; claim. – Binding power and influence. – Something that may be grasped; means of support. – A place of confinement; a prison; confinement; custody; guard. – A place of security; a fortified place; a fort; a castle; — often called a stronghold. – A character [thus /] placed over or under a note or rest, and indicating that it is to be prolonged; — called also pause, and corona.
Hot imp. & p. p. of Hote. – Having much sensible heat; exciting the feeling of warmth in a great degree; very warm; — opposed to cold, and exceeding warm in degree; as, a hot stove; hot water or air. – Characterized by heat, ardor, or animation; easily excited; firely; vehement; passionate; violent; eager. – Lustful; lewd; lecherous. – Acrid; biting; pungent; as, hot as mustard. – To commit; to intrust. – To promise.
Hurt A band on a trip-hammer helve, bearing the trunnions. – A husk. See Husk, 2. – of Hurt – To cause physical pain to; to do bodily harm to; to wound or bruise painfully. – To impar the value, usefulness, beauty, or pleasure of; to damage; to injure; to harm. – To wound the feelings of; to cause mental pain to; to offend in honor or self-respect; to annoy; to grieve.
Keep To care; to desire. – To hold; to restrain from departure or removal; not to let go of; to retain in one’s power or possession; not to lose; to retain; to detain. – To cause to remain in a given situation or condition; to maintain unchanged; to hold or preserve in any state or tenor. – To have in custody; to have in some place for preservation; to take charge of. – To preserve from danger, harm, or loss; to guard. – To preserve from discovery or publicity; not to communicate, reveal, or betray, as a secret. – To attend upon; to have the care of; to tend. – To record transactions, accounts, or events in; as, to keep books, a journal, etc. ; also, to enter (as accounts, records, etc. ) in a book. – To maintain, as an establishment, institution, or the like; to conduct; to manage; as, to keep store. – To supply with necessaries of life; to entertain; as, to keep boarders. – To have in one’s service; to have and maintain, as an assistant, a servant, a mistress, a horse, etc. – To have habitually in stock for sale. – To continue in, as a course or mode of action; not to intermit or fall from; to hold to; to maintain; as, to keep silence; to keep one’s word; to keep possession. – To observe; to adhere to; to fulfill; not to swerve from or violate; to practice or perform, as duty; not to neglect; to be faithful to. – To confine one’s self to; not to quit; to remain in; as, to keep one’s house, room, bed, etc. ; hence, to haunt; to frequent. – To observe duty, as a festival, etc. ; to celebrate; to solemnize; as, to keep a feast. – To remain in any position or state; to continue; to abide; to stay; as, to keep at a distance; to keep aloft; to keep near; to keep in the house; to keep before or behind; to keep in favor; to keep out of company, or out reach. – To last; to endure; to remain unimpaired. – To reside for a time; to lodge; to dwell. – To take care; to be solicitous; to watch. – To be in session; as, school keeps to-day. – The act or office of keeping; custody; guard; care; heed; charge. – The state of being kept; hence, the resulting condition; case; as, to be in good keep. – The means or provisions by which one is kept; maintenance; support; as, the keep of a horse. – That which keeps or protects; a stronghold; a fortress; a castle; specifically, the strongest and securest part of a castle, often used as a place of residence by the lord of the castle, especially during a siege; the donjon. See Illust. of Castle. – That which is kept in charge; a charge. – A cap for retaining anything, as a journal box, in place.
Kind Characteristic of the species; belonging to one’s nature; natural; native. – Having feelings befitting our common nature; congenial; sympathetic; as, a kind man; a kind heart. – Showing tenderness or goodness; disposed to do good and confer happiness; averse to hurting or paining; benevolent; benignant; gracious. – Proceeding from, or characterized by, goodness, gentleness, or benevolence; as, a kind act. – Gentle; tractable; easily governed; as, a horse kind in harness. – Nature; natural instinct or disposition. – Race; genus; species; generic class; as, in mankind or humankind. – Nature; style; character; sort; fashion; manner; variety; description; class; as, there are several kinds of eloquence, of style, and of music; many kinds of government; various kinds of soil, etc. – To beget.
Laugh To show mirth, satisfaction, or derision, by peculiar movement of the muscles of the face, particularly of the mouth, causing a lighting up of the face and eyes, and usually accompanied by the emission of explosive or chuckling sounds from the chest and throat; to indulge in laughter. – Fig.: To be or appear gay, cheerful, pleasant, mirthful, lively, or brilliant; to sparkle; to sport. – To affect or influence by means of laughter or ridicule. – To express by, or utter with, laughter; — with out. – An expression of mirth peculiar to the human species; the sound heard in laughing; laughter. See Laugh, v. i.
Light That agent, force, or action in nature by the operation of which upon the organs of sight, objects are rendered visible or luminous. – That which furnishes, or is a source of, light, as the sun, a star, a candle, a lighthouse, etc. – The time during which the light of the sun is visible; day; especially, the dawn of day. – The brightness of the eye or eyes. – The medium through which light is admitted, as a window, or window pane; a skylight; in architecture, one of the compartments of a window made by a mullion or mullions. – Life; existence. – Open view; a visible state or condition; public observation; publicity. – The power of perception by vision. – That which illumines or makes clear to the mind; mental or spiritual illumination; enlightenment; knowledge; information. – Prosperity; happiness; joy; felicity. – The manner in which the light strikes upon a picture; that part of a picture which represents those objects upon which the light is supposed to fall; the more illuminated part of a landscape or other scene; — opposed to shade. Cf. Chiaroscuro. – Appearance due to the particular facts and circumstances presented to view; point of view; as, to state things fairly and put them in the right light. – One who is conspicuous or noteworthy; a model or example; as, the lights of the age or of antiquity. – A firework made by filling a case with a substance which burns brilliantly with a white or colored flame; as, a Bengal light. – Having light; not dark or obscure; bright; clear; as, the apartment is light. – White or whitish; not intense or very marked; not of a deep shade; moderately colored; as, a light color; a light brown; a light complexion. – To set fire to; to cause to burn; to set burning; to ignite; to kindle; as, to light a candle or lamp; to light the gas; — sometimes with up. – To give light to; to illuminate; to fill with light; to spread over with light; — often with up. – To attend or conduct with a light; to show the way to by means of a light. – To become ignited; to take fire; as, the match will not light. – To be illuminated; to receive light; to brighten; — with up; as, the room lights up very well. – Having little, or comparatively little, weight; not tending to the center of gravity with force; not heavy. – Not burdensome; easy to be lifted, borne, or carried by physical strength; as, a light burden, or load. – Easy to be endured or performed; not severe; not difficult; as, a light affliction or task. – Easy to be digested; not oppressive to the stomach; as, light food; also, containing little nutriment. – Not heavily armed; armed with light weapons; as, light troops; a troop of light horse. – Not encumbered; unembarrassed; clear of impediments; hence, active; nimble; swift. – Not heavily burdened; not deeply laden; not sufficiently ballasted; as, the ship returned light. – Slight; not important; as, a light error. – Well leavened; not heavy; as, light bread. – Not copious or heavy; not dense; not inconsiderable; as, a light rain; a light snow; light vapors. – Not strong or violent; moderate; as, a light wind. – Not pressing heavily or hard upon; hence, having an easy, graceful manner; delicate; as, a light touch; a light style of execution. – Easy to admit influence; inconsiderate; easily influenced by trifling considerations; unsteady; unsettled; volatile; as, a light, vain person; a light mind. – Indulging in, or inclined to, levity; wanting dignity or solemnity; trifling; gay; frivolous; airy; unsubstantial. – Not quite sound or normal; somewhat impaired or deranged; dizzy; giddy. – Easily bestowed; inconsiderately rendered. – Wanton; unchaste; as, a woman of light character. – Not of the legal, standard, or usual weight; clipped; diminished; as, light coin. – Loose; sandy; easily pulverized; as, a light soil. – Lightly; cheaply. – To lighten; to ease of a burden; to take off. – To dismount; to descend, as from a horse or carriage; to alight; — with from, off, on, upon, at, in. – To feel light; to be made happy. – To descend from flight, and rest, perch, or settle, as a bird or insect. – To come down suddenly and forcibly; to fall; — with on or upon. – To come by chance; to happen; — with on or upon; formerly with into.
Long Drawn out in a line, or in the direction of length; protracted; extended; as, a long line; — opposed to short, and distinguished from broad or wide. – Drawn out or extended in time; continued through a considerable tine, or to a great length; as, a long series of events; a long debate; a long drama; a long history; a long book. – Slow in passing; causing weariness by length or duration; lingering; as, long hours of watching. – Occurring or coming after an extended interval; distant in time; far away. – Extended to any specified measure; of a specified length; as, a span long; a yard long; a mile long, that is, extended to the measure of a mile, etc. – Far-reaching; extensive. – Prolonged, or relatively more prolonged, in utterance; — said of vowels and syllables. See Short, a., 13, and Guide to Pronunciation, // 22, 30. – A note formerly used in music, one half the length of a large, twice that of a breve. – A long sound, syllable, or vowel. – The longest dimension; the greatest extent; — in the phrase, the long and the short of it, that is, the sum and substance of it. – To a great extent in apace; as, a long drawn out line. – To a great extent in time; during a long time. – At a point of duration far distant, either prior or posterior; as, not long before; not long after; long before the foundation of Rome; long after the Conquest. – Through the whole extent or duration. – Through an extent of time, more or less; — only in question; as, how long will you be gone? – By means of; by the fault of; because of. – To feel a strong or morbid desire or craving; to wish for something with eagerness; — followed by an infinitive, or by after or for. – To belong; — used with to, unto, or for.
Much Great in quantity; long in duration; as, much rain has fallen; much time. – Many in number. – High in rank or position. – A great quantity; a great deal; also, an indefinite quantity; as, you have as much as I. – A thing uncommon, wonderful, or noticeable; something considerable. – To a great degree or extent; greatly; abundantly; far; nearly.
Myself I or me in person; — used for emphasis, my own self or person; as I myself will do it; I have done it myself; — used also instead of me, as the object of the first person of a reflexive verb, without emphasis; as, I will defend myself.
Never Not ever; not at any time; at no time, whether past, present, or future. – In no degree; not in the least; not.
Only One alone; single; as, the only man present; his only occupation. – Alone in its class; by itself; not associated with others of the same class or kind; as, an only child. – Hence, figuratively: Alone, by reason of superiority; preeminent; chief. – In one manner or degree; for one purpose alone; simply; merely; barely. – So and no otherwise; no other than; exclusively; solely; wholly. – Singly; without more; as, only-begotten. – Above all others; particularly. – Save or except (that); — an adversative used elliptically with or without that, and properly introducing a single fact or consideration.
Own To grant; to acknowledge; to admit to be true; to confess; to recognize in a particular character; as, we own that we have forfeited your love. – Belonging to; belonging exclusively or especially to; peculiar; — most frequently following a possessive pronoun, as my, our, thy, your, his, her, its, their, in order to emphasize or intensify the idea of property, peculiar interest, or exclusive ownership; as, my own father; my own composition; my own idea; at my own price. – To hold as property; to have a legal or rightful title to; to be the proprietor or possessor of; to possess; as, to own a house.
Pick To throw; to pitch. – To peck at, as a bird with its beak; to strike at with anything pointed; to act upon with a pointed instrument; to pierce; to prick, as with a pin. – To separate or open by means of a sharp point or points; as, to pick matted wool, cotton, oakum, etc. – To open (a lock) as by a wire. – To pull apart or away, especially with the fingers; to pluck; to gather, as fruit from a tree, flowers from the stalk, feathers from a fowl, etc. – To remove something from with a pointed instrument, with the fingers, or with the teeth; as, to pick the teeth; to pick a bone; to pick a goose; to pick a pocket. – To choose; to select; to separate as choice or desirable; to cull; as, to pick one’s company; to pick one’s way; — often with out. – To take up; esp., to gather from here and there; to collect; to bring together; as, to pick rags; — often with up; as, to pick up a ball or stones; to pick up information. – To trim. – To eat slowly, sparingly, or by morsels; to nibble. – To do anything nicely or carefully, or by attending to small things; to select something with care. – To steal; to pilfer. – A sharp-pointed tool for picking; — often used in composition; as, a toothpick; a picklock. – A heavy iron tool, curved and sometimes pointed at both ends, wielded by means of a wooden handle inserted in the middle, — used by quarrymen, roadmakers, etc.; also, a pointed hammer used for dressing millstones. – A pike or spike; the sharp point fixed in the center of a buckler. – Choice; right of selection; as, to have one’s pick. – That which would be picked or chosen first; the best; as, the pick of the flock. – A particle of ink or paper imbedded in the hollow of a letter, filling up its face, and occasioning a spot on a printed sheet. – That which is picked in, as with a pointed pencil, to correct an unevenness in a picture. – The blow which drives the shuttle, — the rate of speed of a loom being reckoned as so many picks per minute; hence, in describing the fineness of a fabric, a weft thread; as, so many picks to an inch.
Seven One more than six; six and one added; as, seven days make one week. – The number greater by one than six; seven units or objects. – A symbol representing seven units, as 7, or vii.
Shall To owe; to be under obligation for. – To be obliged; must. – As an auxiliary, shall indicates a duty or necessity whose obligation is derived from the person speaking; as, you shall go; he shall go; that is, I order or promise your going. It thus ordinarily expresses, in the second and third persons, a command, a threat, or a promise. If the auxillary be emphasized, the command is made more imperative, the promise or that more positive and sure. It is also employed in the language of prophecy; as, “the day shall come when . . . , ” since a promise or threat and an authoritative prophecy nearly coincide in significance. In shall with the first person, the necessity of the action is sometimes implied as residing elsewhere than in the speaker; as, I shall suffer; we shall see; and there is always a less distinct and positive assertion of his volition than is indicated by will. “I shall go” implies nearly a simple futurity; more exactly, a foretelling or an expectation of my going, in which, naturally enough, a certain degree of plan or intention may be included; emphasize the shall, and the event is described as certain to occur, and the expression approximates in meaning to our emphatic “I will go.” In a question, the relation of speaker and source of obligation is of course transferred to the person addressed; as, “Shall you go?” (answer, “I shall go”); “Shall he go?” i. e., “Do you require or promise his going?” (answer, “He shall go”.) The same relation is transferred to either second or third person in such phrases as “You say, or think, you shall go;” “He says, or thinks, he shall go.” After a conditional conjunction (as if, whether) shall is used in all persons to express futurity simply; as, if I, you, or he shall say they are right. Should is everywhere used in the same connection and the same senses as shall, as its imperfect. It also expresses duty or moral obligation; as, he should do it whether he will or not. In the early English, and hence in our English Bible, shall is the auxiliary mainly used, in all the persons, to express simple futurity. (Cf. Will, v. t.) Shall may be used elliptically; thus, with an adverb or other word expressive of motion go may be omitted.
Show To exhibit or present to view; to place in sight; to display; — the thing exhibited being the object, and often with an indirect object denoting the person or thing seeing or beholding; as, to show a house; show your colors; shopkeepers show customers goods (show goods to customers). – To exhibit to the mental view; to tell; to disclose; to reveal; to make known; as, to show one’s designs. – Specifically, to make known the way to (a person); hence, to direct; to guide; to asher; to conduct; as, to show a person into a parlor; to show one to the door. – To make apparent or clear, as by evidence, testimony, or reasoning; to prove; to explain; also, to manifest; to evince; as, to show the truth of a statement; to show the causes of an event. – To bestow; to confer; to afford; as, to show favor. – To exhibit or manifest one’s self or itself; to appear; to look; to be in appearance; to seem. – To have a certain appearance, as well or ill, fit or unfit; to become or suit; to appear. – The act of showing, or bringing to view; exposure to sight; exhibition. – That which os shown, or brought to view; that which is arranged to be seen; a spectacle; an exhibition; as, a traveling show; a cattle show. – Proud or ostentatious display; parade; pomp. – Semblance; likeness; appearance. – False semblance; deceitful appearance; pretense. – A discharge, from the vagina, of mucus streaked with blood, occuring a short time before labor. – A pale blue flame, at the top of a candle flame, indicating the presence of fire damp.
Six One more than five; twice three; as, six yards. – The number greater by a unit than five; the sum of three and three; six units or objects. – A symbol representing six units, as 6, vi., or VI.
Small Having little size, compared with other things of the same kind; little in quantity or degree; diminutive; not large or extended in dimension; not great; not much; inconsiderable; as, a small man; a small river. – Being of slight consequence; feeble in influence or importance; unimportant; trivial; insignificant; as, a small fault; a small business. – Envincing little worth or ability; not large-minded; — sometimes, in reproach, paltry; mean. – Not prolonged in duration; not extended in time; short; as, after a small space. – Weak; slender; fine; gentle; soft; not loud. – In or to small extent, quantity, or degree; little; slightly. – Not loudly; faintly; timidly. – The small or slender part of a thing; as, the small of the leg or of the back. – Smallclothes. – Same as Little go. See under Little, a. – To make little or less.
Start To leap; to jump. – To move suddenly, as with a spring or leap, from surprise, pain, or other sudden feeling or emotion, or by a voluntary act. – To set out; to commence a course, as a race or journey; to begin; as, to start business. – To become somewhat displaced or loosened; as, a rivet or a seam may start under strain or pressure. – To cause to move suddenly; to disturb suddenly; to startle; to alarm; to rouse; to cause to flee or fly; as, the hounds started a fox. – To bring onto being or into view; to originate; to invent. – To cause to move or act; to set going, running, or flowing; as, to start a railway train; to start a mill; to start a stream of water; to start a rumor; to start a business. – To move suddenly from its place or position; to displace or loosen; to dislocate; as, to start a bone; the storm started the bolts in the vessel. – To pour out; to empty; to tap and begin drawing from; as, to start a water cask. – The act of starting; a sudden spring, leap, or motion, caused by surprise, fear, pain, or the like; any sudden motion, or beginning of motion. – A convulsive motion, twitch, or spasm; a spasmodic effort. – A sudden, unexpected movement; a sudden and capricious impulse; a sally; as, starts of fancy. – The beginning, as of a journey or a course of action; first motion from a place; act of setting out; the outset; — opposed to finish. – A tail, or anything projecting like a tail. – The handle, or tail, of a plow; also, any long handle. – The curved or inclined front and bottom of a water-wheel bucket. – The arm, or level, of a gin, drawn around by a horse.
Ten One more than nine; twice five. – The number greater by one than nine; the sum of five and five; ten units of objects. – A symbol representing ten units, as 10, x, or X.
Today This present day.
Together In company or association with respect to place or time; as, to live together in one house; to live together in the same age; they walked together to the town. – In or into union; into junction; as, to sew, knit, or fasten two things together; to mix things together. – In concert; with mutual cooperation; as, the allies made war upon France together.
Try To divide or separate, as one sort from another; to winnow; to sift; to pick out; — frequently followed by out; as, to try out the wild corn from the good. – To purify or refine, as metals; to melt out, and procure in a pure state, as oil, tallow, lard, etc. – To prove by experiment; to apply a test to, for the purpose of determining the quality; to examine; to prove; to test; as, to try weights or measures by a standard; to try a man’s opinions. – To subject to severe trial; to put to the test; to cause suffering or trouble to. – To experiment with; to test by use; as, to try a remedy for disease; to try a horse. – To strain; to subject to excessive tests; as, the light tries his eyes; repeated disappointments try one’s patience. – To examine or investigate judicially; to examine by witnesses or other judicial evidence and the principles of law; as, to try a cause, or a criminal. – To settle; to decide; to determine; specifically, to decide by an appeal to arms; as, to try rival claims by a duel; to try conclusions. – To experience; to have or gain knowledge of by experience. – To essay; to attempt; to endeavor. – To exert strength; to endeavor; to make an effort or an attempt; as, you must try hard if you wish to learn. – To do; to fare; as, how do you try! – A screen, or sieve, for grain. – Act of trying; attempt; experiment; trial. – Refined; select; excellent; choice.
Warm Having heat in a moderate degree; not cold as, warm milk. – Having a sensation of heat, esp. of gentle heat; glowing. – Subject to heat; having prevalence of heat, or little or no cold weather; as, the warm climate of Egypt. – Fig.: Not cool, indifferent, lukewarm, or the like, in spirit or temper; zealous; ardent; fervent; excited; sprightly; irritable; excitable. – Violent; vehement; furious; excited; passionate; as, a warm contest; a warm debate. – Being well off as to property, or in good circumstances; forehanded; rich. – In children’s games, being near the object sought for; hence, being close to the discovery of some person, thing, or fact concealed. – Having yellow or red for a basis, or in their composition; — said of colors, and opposed to cold which is of blue and its compounds. – To communicate a moderate degree of heat to; to render warm; to supply or furnish heat to; as, a stove warms an apartment. – To make engaged or earnest; to interest; to engage; to excite ardor or zeal; to enliven. – To become warm, or moderately heated; as, the earth soon warms in a clear day summer. – To become ardent or animated; as, the speake/ warms as he proceeds. – The act of warming, or the state of being warmed; a warming; a heating.
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