Dolch Words for 2nd Graders

The lists below contain the Dolch words for 2nd graders which you might encounter in your next spelling bee.

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Before coming to the “Dolch words for 2nd graders” list, you must be done with the Dolch words for 1st graders list. Otherwise, you will not be able to understand how the two lists differ from one another.

The Dolch words for 2nd graders are just slightly difficult in comparison to those in the first list. You will see that these Dolch words are a bit longer, but not too long. With respect to the 1st graders’ list, the words in this Dolch list are longer by at max three letters or have an extra syllable in them. That is it.

The words are not too difficult, but that does not mean that they can be ignored. As talked about previously, the Dolch words are the building blocks of the English language as well as the English vocabulary. These words are taught to children from a very young age. You will see the repetitive use of these Dolch words in various books, stories, and even cartoons that are meant to be enjoyed by children. This is done so that they may be able to learn these words with absolute ease.

Practice whole heartedly with these Dolch words that are targeted towards the students from the 2nd grade. They are integral part of the spelling bee competitions, especially those spelling bee events which are organized for younger participants. Junior level spelling bees always make good use of these Dolch word lists.

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Dolch Words – For Second Graders

AlwaysAt all times; ever; perpetually; throughout all time; continually; as, God is always the same. – Constancy during a certain period, or regularly at stated intervals; invariably; uniformly; — opposed to sometimes or occasionally.
AroundIn a circle; circularly; on every side; round. – In a circuit; here and there within the surrounding space; all about; as, to travel around from town to town. – Near; in the neighborhood; as, this man was standing around when the fight took place. – On all sides of; encircling; encompassing; so as to make the circuit of; about. – From one part to another of; at random through; about; on another side of; as, to travel around the country; a house standing around the corner.
BecauseBy or for the cause that; on this account that; for the reason that. – In order that; that.
BeenThe past participle of Be. In old authors it is also the pr. tense plural of Be. See 1st Bee. – To exist in a certain manner or relation, — whether as a reality or as a product of thought; to exist as the subject of a certain predicate, that is, as having a certain attribute, or as belonging to a certain sort, or as identical with what is specified, — a word or words for the predicate being annexed; as, to be happy; to be here; to be large, or strong; to be an animal; to be a hero; to be a nonentity; three and two are five; annihilation is the cessation of existence; that is the man. – To take place; to happen; as, the meeting was on Thursday. – To signify; to represent or symbolize; to answer to.
BeforeIn front of; preceding in space; ahead of; as, to stand before the fire; before the house. – Preceding in time; earlier than; previously to; anterior to the time when; — sometimes with the additional idea of purpose; in order that. – An advance of; farther onward, in place or time. – Prior or preceding in dignity, order, rank, right, or worth; rather than. – In presence or sight of; face to face with; facing. – Under the cognizance or jurisdiction of. – Open for; free of access to; in the power of. – On the fore part; in front, or in the direction of the front; — opposed to in the rear. – In advance. – In time past; previously; already. – Earlier; sooner than; until then.
BestHaving good qualities in the highest degree; most good, kind, desirable, suitable, etc.; most excellent; as, the best man; the best road; the best cloth; the best abilities. – Most advanced; most correct or complete; as, the best scholar; the best view of a subject. – Most; largest; as, the best part of a week. – Utmost; highest endeavor or state; most nearly perfect thing, or being, or action; as, to do one’s best; to the best of our ability. – In the highest degree; beyond all others. – To the most advantage; with the most success, case, profit, benefit, or propriety. – Most intimately; most thoroughly or correctly; as, what is expedient is best known to himself. – To get the better of.
BothThe one and the other; the two; the pair, without exception of either. – As well; not only; equally.
BuyTo acquire the ownership of (property) by giving an accepted price or consideration therefor, or by agreeing to do so; to acquire by the payment of a price or value; to purchase; — opposed to sell. – To acquire or procure by something given or done in exchange, literally or figuratively; to get, at a cost or sacrifice; to buy pleasure with pain. – To negotiate or treat about a purchase.
CallTo command or request to come or be present; to summon; as, to call a servant. – To summon to the discharge of a particular duty; to designate for an office, or employment, especially of a religious character; — often used of a divine summons; as, to be called to the ministry; sometimes, to invite; as, to call a minister to be the pastor of a church. – To invite or command to meet; to convoke; — often with together; as, the President called Congress together; to appoint and summon; as, to call a meeting of the Board of Aldermen. – To give name to; to name; to address, or speak of, by a specifed name. – To regard or characterize as of a certain kind; to denominate; to designate. – To state, or estimate, approximately or loosely; to characterize without strict regard to fact; as, they call the distance ten miles; he called it a full day’s work. – To show or disclose the class, character, or nationality of. – To utter in a loud or distinct voice; — often with off; as, to call, or call off, the items of an account; to call the roll of a military company. – To invoke; to appeal to. – To rouse from sleep; to awaken. – To speak in loud voice; to cry out; to address by name; — sometimes with to. – To make a demand, requirement, or request. – To make a brief visit; also, to stop at some place designated, as for orders. – The act of calling; — usually with the voice, but often otherwise, as by signs, the sound of some instrument, or by writing; a summons; an entreaty; an invitation; as, a call for help; the bugle’s call. – A signal, as on a drum, bugle, trumpet, or pipe, to summon soldiers or sailors to duty. – An invitation to take charge of or serve a church as its pastor. – A requirement or appeal arising from the circumstances of the case; a moral requirement or appeal. – A divine vocation or summons. – Vocation; employment. – A short visit; as, to make a call on a neighbor; also, the daily coming of a tradesman to solicit orders. – A note blown on the horn to encourage the hounds. – A whistle or pipe, used by the boatswain and his mate, to summon the sailors to duty. – The cry of a bird; also a noise or cry in imitation of a bird; or a pipe to call birds by imitating their note or cry. – A reference to, or statement of, an object, course, distance, or other matter of description in a survey or grant requiring or calling for a corresponding object, etc., on the land. – The privilege to demand the delivery of stock, grain, or any commodity, at a fixed, price, at or within a certain time agreed on. – See Assessment, 4.
ColdDeprived of heat, or having a low temperature; not warm or hot; gelid; frigid. – Lacking the sensation of warmth; suffering from the absence of heat; chilly; shivering; as, to be cold. – Not pungent or acrid. – Wanting in ardor, intensity, warmth, zeal, or passion; spiritless; unconcerned; reserved. – Unwelcome; disagreeable; unsatisfactory. – Wanting in power to excite; dull; uninteresting. – Affecting the sense of smell (as of hunting dogs) but feebly; having lost its odor; as, a cold scent. – Not sensitive; not acute. – Distant; — said, in the game of hunting for some object, of a seeker remote from the thing concealed. – Having a bluish effect. Cf. Warm, 8. – The relative absence of heat or warmth. – The sensation produced by the escape of heat; chilliness or chillness. – A morbid state of the animal system produced by exposure to cold or dampness; a catarrh. – To become cold.
DoesThe 3d pers. sing. pres. of Do.
DonSir; Mr; Signior; — a title in Spain, formerly given to noblemen and gentlemen only, but now common to all classes. – A grand personage, or one making pretension to consequence; especially, the head of a college, or one of the fellows at the English universities. – To put on; to dress in; to invest one’s self with.
FastTo abstain from food; to omit to take nourishment in whole or in part; to go hungry. – To practice abstinence as a religious exercise or duty; to abstain from food voluntarily for a time, for the mortification of the body or appetites, or as a token of grief, or humiliation and penitence. – Abstinence from food; omission to take nourishment. – Voluntary abstinence from food, for a space of time, as a spiritual discipline, or as a token of religious humiliation. – A time of fasting, whether a day, week, or longer time; a period of abstinence from food or certain kinds of food; as, an annual fast. – Firmly fixed; closely adhering; made firm; not loose, unstable, or easily moved; immovable; as, to make fast the door. – Firm against attack; fortified by nature or art; impregnable; strong. – Firm in adherence; steadfast; not easily separated or alienated; faithful; as, a fast friend. – Permanent; not liable to fade by exposure to air or by washing; durable; lasting; as, fast colors. – Tenacious; retentive. – Not easily disturbed or broken; deep; sound. – Moving rapidly; quick in mition; rapid; swift; as, a fast horse. – Given to pleasure seeking; disregardful of restraint; reckless; wild; dissipated; dissolute; as, a fast man; a fast liver. – In a fast, fixed, or firmly established manner; fixedly; firmly; immovably. – In a fast or rapid manner; quickly; swiftly; extravagantly; wildly; as, to run fast; to live fast. – That which fastens or holds; especially, (Naut.) a mooring rope, hawser, or chain; — called, according to its position, a bow, head, quarter, breast, or stern fast; also, a post on a pier around which hawsers are passed in mooring. – The shaft of a column, or trunk of pilaster.
FirstPreceding all others of a series or kind; the ordinal of one; earliest; as, the first day of a month; the first year of a reign. – Foremost; in front of, or in advance of, all others. – Most eminent or exalted; most excellent; chief; highest; as, Demosthenes was the first orator of Greece. – Before any other person or thing in time, space, rank, etc.; — much used in composition with adjectives and participles. – The upper part of a duet, trio, etc., either vocal or instrumental; — so called because it generally expresses the air, and has a preeminence in the combined effect.
FiveFour and one added; one more than four. – The number next greater than four, and less than six; five units or objects. – A symbol representing this number, as 5, or V.
Foundimp. & p. p. of Find. – To form by melting a metal, and pouring it into a mold; to cast. – A thin, single-cut file for combmakers. – To lay the basis of; to set, or place, as on something solid, for support; to ground; to establish upon a basis, literal or figurative; to fix firmly. – To take the ffirst steps or measures in erecting or building up; to furnish the materials for beginning; to begin to raise; to originate; as, to found a college; to found a family. – To gain, as the object of desire or effort; as, to find leisure; to find means. – To attain to; to arrive at; to acquire. – To provide for; to supply; to furnish; as, to find food for workemen; he finds his nephew in money. – To arrive at, as a conclusion; to determine as true; to establish; as, to find a verdict; to find a true bill (of indictment) against an accused person. – To determine an issue of fact, and to declare such a determination to a court; as, the jury find for the plaintiff. – Anything found; a discovery of anything valuable; especially, a deposit, discovered by archaeologists, of objects of prehistoric or unknown origin.
Gaveimp. of Give. – To yield possesion of; to deliver over, as property, in exchange for something; to pay; as, we give the value of what we buy. – To yield; to furnish; to produce; to emit; as, flint and steel give sparks. – To communicate or announce, as advice, tidings, etc.; to pronounce; to render or utter, as an opinion, a judgment, a sentence, a shout, etc. – To grant power or license to; to permit; to allow; to license; to commission. – To exhibit as a product or result; to produce; to show; as, the number of men, divided by the number of ships, gives four hundred to each ship. – To devote; to apply; used reflexively, to devote or apply one’s self; as, the soldiers give themselves to plunder; also in this sense used very frequently in the past participle; as, the people are given to luxury and pleasure; the youth is given to study. – To set forth as a known quantity or a known relation, or as a premise from which to reason; — used principally in the passive form given. – To allow or admit by way of supposition. – To attribute; to assign; to adjudge. – To excite or cause to exist, as a sensation; as, to give offense; to give pleasure or pain. – To pledge; as, to give one’s word. – To cause; to make; — with the infinitive; as, to give one to understand, to know, etc. – To give a gift or gifts. – To yield to force or pressure; to relax; to become less rigid; as, the earth gives under the feet. – To become soft or moist. – To move; to recede. – To shed tears; to weep. – To have a misgiving. – To open; to lead.
GreenHaving the color of grass when fresh and growing; resembling that color of the solar spectrum which is between the yellow and the blue; verdant; emerald. – Having a sickly color; wan. – Full of life aud vigor; fresh and vigorous; new; recent; as, a green manhood; a green wound. – Not ripe; immature; not fully grown or ripened; as, green fruit, corn, vegetables, etc. – Not roasted; half raw. – Immature in age or experience; young; raw; not trained; awkward; as, green in years or judgment. – Not seasoned; not dry; containing its natural juices; as, green wood, timber, etc. – The color of growing plants; the color of the solar spectrum intermediate between the yellow and the blue. – A grassy plain or plat; a piece of ground covered with verdant herbage; as, the village green. – Fresh leaves or branches of trees or other plants; wreaths; — usually in the plural. – pl. Leaves and stems of young plants, as spinach, beets, etc., which in their green state are boiled for food. – Any substance or pigment of a green color. – To make green. – To become or grow green.
ItsPossessive form of the pronoun it. See It.
MadeSee Mad, n. – imp. & p. p. of Make. – Artificially produced; pieced together; formed by filling in; as, made ground; a made mast, in distinction from one consisting of a single spar. – To produce, as something artificial, unnatural, or false; — often with up; as, to make up a story. – To bring about; to bring forward; to be the cause or agent of; to effect, do, perform, or execute; — often used with a noun to form a phrase equivalent to the simple verb that corresponds to such noun; as, to make complaint, for to complain; to make record of, for to record; to make abode, for to abide, etc. – To execute with the requisite formalities; as, to make a bill, note, will, deed, etc. – To gain, as the result of one’s efforts; to get, as profit; to make acquisition of; to have accrue or happen to one; as, to make a large profit; to make an error; to make a loss; to make money. – To find, as the result of calculation or computation; to ascertain by enumeration; to find the number or amount of, by reckoning, weighing, measurement, and the like; as, he made the distance of; to travel over; as, the ship makes ten knots an hour; he made the distance in one day. – To put a desired or desirable condition; to cause to thrive. – To cause to be or become; to put into a given state verb, or adjective; to constitute; as, to make known; to make public; to make fast. – To cause to appear to be; to constitute subjectively; to esteem, suppose, or represent. – To require; to constrain; to compel; to force; to cause; to occasion; — followed by a noun or pronoun and infinitive. – To become; to be, or to be capable of being, changed or fashioned into; to do the part or office of; to furnish the material for; as, he will make a good musician; sweet cider makes sour vinegar; wool makes warm clothing. – To compose, as parts, ingredients, or materials; to constitute; to form; to amount to. – To be engaged or concerned in. – To reach; to attain; to arrive at or in sight of. – To act in a certain manner; to have to do; to manage; to interfere; to be active; — often in the phrase to meddle or make. – To proceed; to tend; to move; to go; as, he made toward home; the tiger made at the sportsmen. – To tend; to contribute; to have effect; — with for or against; as, it makes for his advantage. – To increase; to augment; to accrue. – To compose verses; to write poetry; to versify. – Structure, texture, constitution of parts; construction; shape; form.
ManyA retinue of servants; a household. – Consisting of a great number; numerous; not few. – The populace; the common people; the majority of people, or of a community. – A large or considerable number.
OffIn a general sense, denoting from or away from; as: – Denoting distance or separation; as, the house is a mile off. – Denoting the action of removing or separating; separation; as, to take off the hat or cloak; to cut off, to pare off, to clip off, to peel off, to tear off, to march off, to fly off, and the like. – Denoting a leaving, abandonment, departure, abatement, interruption, or remission; as, the fever goes off; the pain goes off; the game is off; all bets are off. – Denoting a different direction; not on or towards: away; as, to look off. – Denoting opposition or negation. – Away; begone; — a command to depart. – Not on; away from; as, to be off one’s legs or off the bed; two miles off the shore. – On the farther side; most distant; on the side of an animal or a team farthest from the driver when he is on foot; in the United States, the right side; as, the off horse or ox in a team, in distinction from the nigh or near horse or ox; the off leg. – Designating a time when one is not strictly attentive to business or affairs, or is absent from his post, and, hence, a time when affairs are not urgent; as, he took an off day for fishing: an off year in politics. – The side of the field that is on the right of the wicket keeper.
PullTo draw, or attempt to draw, toward one; to draw forcibly. – To draw apart; to tear; to rend. – To gather with the hand, or by drawing toward one; to pluck; as, to pull fruit; to pull flax; to pull a finch. – To move or operate by the motion of drawing towards one; as, to pull a bell; to pull an oar. – To hold back, and so prevent from winning; as, the favorite was pulled. – To take or make, as a proof or impression; — hand presses being worked by pulling a lever. – To strike the ball in a particular manner. See Pull, n., 8. – To exert one’s self in an act or motion of drawing or hauling; to tug; as, to pull at a rope. – The act of pulling or drawing with force; an effort to move something by drawing toward one. – A contest; a struggle; as, a wrestling pull. – A pluck; loss or violence suffered. – A knob, handle, or lever, etc., by which anything is pulled; as, a drawer pull; a bell pull. – The act of rowing; as, a pull on the river. – The act of drinking; as, to take a pull at the beer, or the mug. – Something in one’s favor in a comparison or a contest; an advantage; means of influencing; as, in weights the favorite had the pull. – A kind of stroke by which a leg ball is sent to the off side, or an off ball to the side.
ReadRennet. See 3d Reed. – of Read – To advise; to counsel. – To interpret; to explain; as, to read a riddle. – To tell; to declare; to recite. – To go over, as characters or words, and utter aloud, or recite to one’s self inaudibly; to take in the sense of, as of language, by interpreting the characters with which it is expressed; to peruse; as, to read a discourse; to read the letters of an alphabet; to read figures; to read the notes of music, or to read music; to read a book. – Hence, to know fully; to comprehend. – To discover or understand by characters, marks, features, etc.; to learn by observation. – To make a special study of, as by perusing textbooks; as, to read theology or law. – To give advice or counsel. – To tell; to declare. – To perform the act of reading; to peruse, or to go over and utter aloud, the words of a book or other like document. – To study by reading; as, he read for the bar. – To learn by reading. – To appear in writing or print; to be expressed by, or consist of, certain words or characters; as, the passage reads thus in the early manuscripts. – To produce a certain effect when read; as, that sentence reads queerly. – Saying; sentence; maxim; hence, word; advice; counsel. See Rede. – Reading. – imp. & p. p. of Read, v. t. & i. – Instructed or knowing by reading; versed in books; learned.
RightStraight; direct; not crooked; as, a right line. – Upright; erect from a base; having an upright axis; not oblique; as, right ascension; a right pyramid or cone. – Conformed to the constitution of man and the will of God, or to justice and equity; not deviating from the true and just; according with truth and duty; just; true. – Fit; suitable; proper; correct; becoming; as, the right man in the right place; the right way from London to Oxford. – Characterized by reality or genuineness; real; actual; not spurious. – According with truth; passing a true judgment; conforming to fact or intent; not mistaken or wrong; not erroneous; correct; as, this is the right faith. – Most favorable or convenient; fortunate. – Of or pertaining to that side of the body in man on which the muscular action is usually stronger than on the other side; — opposed to left when used in reference to a part of the body; as, the right side, hand, arm. Also applied to the corresponding side of the lower animals. – Well placed, disposed, or adjusted; orderly; well regulated; correctly done. – Designed to be placed or worn outward; as, the right side of a piece of cloth. – In a right manner. – In a right or straight line; directly; hence; straightway; immediately; next; as, he stood right before me; it went right to the mark; he came right out; he followed right after the guide. – Exactly; just. – According to the law or will of God; conforming to the standard of truth and justice; righteously; as, to live right; to judge right. – According to any rule of art; correctly. – According to fact or truth; actually; truly; really; correctly; exactly; as, to tell a story right. – In a great degree; very; wholly; unqualifiedly; extremely; highly; as, right humble; right noble; right valiant. – That which is right or correct. – The straight course; adherence to duty; obedience to lawful authority, divine or human; freedom from guilt, — the opposite of moral wrong. – A true statement; freedom from error of falsehood; adherence to truth or fact. – A just judgment or action; that which is true or proper; justice; uprightness; integrity. – That to which one has a just claim. – That which one has a natural claim to exact. – That which one has a legal or social claim to do or to exact; legal power; authority; as, a sheriff has a right to arrest a criminal. – That which justly belongs to one; that which one has a claim to possess or own; the interest or share which anyone has in a piece of property; title; claim; interest; ownership. – Privilege or immunity granted by authority. – The right side; the side opposite to the left. – In some legislative bodies of Europe (as in France), those members collectively who are conservatives or monarchists. See Center, 5. – The outward or most finished surface, as of a piece of cloth, a carpet, etc. – To bring or restore to the proper or natural position; to set upright; to make right or straight (that which has been wrong or crooked); to correct. – To do justice to; to relieve from wrong; to restore rights to; to assert or regain the rights of; as, to right the oppressed; to right one’s self; also, to vindicate. – To recover the proper or natural condition or position; to become upright. – Hence, to regain an upright position, as a ship or boat, after careening.
SingTo utter sounds with musical inflections or melodious modulations of voice, as fancy may dictate, or according to the notes of a song or tune, or of a given part (as alto, tenor, etc.) in a chorus or concerted piece. – To utter sweet melodious sounds, as birds do. – To make a small, shrill sound; as, the air sings in passing through a crevice. – To tell or relate something in numbers or verse; to celebrate something in poetry. – Ti cry out; to complain. – To utter with musical infections or modulations of voice. – To celebrate is song; to give praises to in verse; to relate or rehearse in numbers, verse, or poetry. – To influence by singing; to lull by singing; as, to sing a child to sleep. – To accompany, or attend on, with singing.
Sitobs. 3d pers. sing. pres. of Sit, for sitteth. – To rest upon the haunches, or the lower extremity of the trunk of the body; — said of human beings, and sometimes of other animals; as, to sit on a sofa, on a chair, or on the ground. – To perch; to rest with the feet drawn up, as birds do on a branch, pole, etc. – To remain in a state of repose; to rest; to abide; to rest in any position or condition. – To lie, rest, or bear; to press or weigh; — with on; as, a weight or burden sits lightly upon him. – To be adjusted; to fit; as, a coat sts well or ill. – To suit one well or ill, as an act; to become; to befit; — used impersonally. – To cover and warm eggs for hatching, as a fowl; to brood; to incubate. – To have position, as at the point blown from; to hold a relative position; to have direction. – To occupy a place or seat as a member of an official body; as, to sit in Congress. – To hold a session; to be in session for official business; — said of legislative assemblies, courts, etc.; as, the court sits in January; the aldermen sit to-night. – To take a position for the purpose of having some artistic representation of one’s self made, as a picture or a bust; as, to sit to a painter. – To sit upon; to keep one’s seat upon; as, he sits a horse well. – To cause to be seated or in a sitting posture; to furnish a seat to; — used reflexively. – To suit (well / ill); to become.
Sleepimp. of Sleep. Slept. – To take rest by a suspension of the voluntary exercise of the powers of the body and mind, and an apathy of the organs of sense; to slumber. – To be careless, inattentive, or uncouncerned; not to be vigilant; to live thoughtlessly. – To be dead; to lie in the grave. – To be, or appear to be, in repose; to be quiet; to be unemployed, unused, or unagitated; to rest; to lie dormant; as, a question sleeps for the present; the law sleeps. – To be slumbering in; — followed by a cognate object; as, to sleep a dreamless sleep. – To give sleep to; to furnish with accomodations for sleeping; to lodge. – A natural and healthy, but temporary and periodical, suspension of the functions of the organs of sense, as well as of those of the voluntary and rational soul; that state of the animal in which there is a lessened acuteness of sensory perception, a confusion of ideas, and a loss of mental control, followed by a more or less unconscious state.
TellTo mention one by one, or piece by piece; to recount; to enumerate; to reckon; to number; to count; as, to tell money. – To utter or recite in detail; to give an account of; to narrate. – To make known; to publish; to disclose; to divulge. – To give instruction to; to make report to; to acquaint; to teach; to inform. – To order; to request; to command. – To discern so as to report; to ascertain by observing; to find out; to discover; as, I can not tell where one color ends and the other begins. – To make account of; to regard; to reckon; to value; to estimate. – To give an account; to make report. – To take effect; to produce a marked effect; as, every shot tells; every expression tells. – That which is told; tale; account. – A hill or mound.
TheirThe possessive case of the personal pronoun they; as, their houses; their country.
TheseThe plural of this. See This. – As an adjective, this has the same demonstrative force as the pronoun, but is followed by a noun; as, this book; this way to town.
ThoseThe plural of that. See That.
UponOn; — used in all the senses of that word, with which it is interchangeable.
UseThe act of employing anything, or of applying it to one’s service; the state of being so employed or applied; application; employment; conversion to some purpose; as, the use of a pen in writing; his machines are in general use. – Occasion or need to employ; necessity; as, to have no further use for a book. – Yielding of service; advantage derived; capability of being used; usefulness; utility. – Continued or repeated practice; customary employment; usage; custom; manner; habit. – Common occurrence; ordinary experience. – The special form of ritual adopted for use in any diocese; as, the Sarum, or Canterbury, use; the Hereford use; the York use; the Roman use; etc. – The premium paid for the possession and employment of borrowed money; interest; usury. – The benefit or profit of lands and tenements. Use imports a trust and confidence reposed in a man for the holding of lands. He to whose use or benefit the trust is intended shall enjoy the profits. An estate is granted and limited to A for the use of B. – A stab of iron welded to the side of a forging, as a shaft, near the end, and afterward drawn down, by hammering, so as to lengthen the forging. – To make use of; to convert to one’s service; to avail one’s self of; to employ; to put a purpose; as, to use a plow; to use a chair; to use time; to use flour for food; to use water for irrigation. – To behave toward; to act with regard to; to treat; as, to use a beast cruelly. – To practice customarily; to make a practice of; as, to use diligence in business. – To accustom; to habituate; to render familiar by practice; to inure; — employed chiefly in the passive participle; as, men used to cold and hunger; soldiers used to hardships and danger. – To be wont or accustomed; to be in the habit or practice; as, he used to ride daily; — now disused in the present tense, perhaps because of the similarity in sound, between “use to,” and “used to.” – To be accustomed to go; to frequent; to inhabit; to dwell; — sometimes followed by of.
VeryTrue; real; actual; veritable. – In a high degree; to no small extent; exceedingly; excessively; extremely; as, a very great mountain; a very bright sum; a very cold day; the river flows very rapidly; he was very much hurt.
WashTo cleanse by ablution, or dipping or rubbing in water; to apply water or other liquid to for the purpose of cleansing; to scrub with water, etc., or as with water; as, to wash the hands or body; to wash garments; to wash sheep or wool; to wash the pavement or floor; to wash the bark of trees. – To cover with water or any liquid; to wet; to fall on and moisten; hence, to overflow or dash against; as, waves wash the shore. – To waste or abrade by the force of water in motion; as, heavy rains wash a road or an embankment. – To remove by washing to take away by, or as by, the action of water; to drag or draw off as by the tide; — often with away, off, out, etc.; as, to wash dirt from the hands. – To cover with a thin or watery coat of color; to tint lightly and thinly. – To overlay with a thin coat of metal; as, steel washed with silver. – To perform the act of ablution. – To clean anything by rubbing or dipping it in water; to perform the business of cleansing clothes, ore, etc., in water. – To bear without injury the operation of being washed; as, some calicoes do not wash. – To be wasted or worn away by the action of water, as by a running or overflowing stream, or by the dashing of the sea; — said of road, a beach, etc. – The act of washing; an ablution; a cleansing, wetting, or dashing with water; hence, a quantity, as of clothes, washed at once. – A piece of ground washed by the action of a sea or river, or sometimes covered and sometimes left dry; the shallowest part of a river, or arm of the sea; also, a bog; a marsh; a fen; as, the washes in Lincolnshire. – Substances collected and deposited by the action of water; as, the wash of a sewer, of a river, etc. – Waste liquid, the refuse of food, the collection from washed dishes, etc., from a kitchen, often used as food for pigs. – The fermented wort before the spirit is extracted. – A mixture of dunder, molasses, water, and scummings, used in the West Indies for distillation. – That with which anything is washed, or wetted, smeared, tinted, etc., upon the surface. – A liquid cosmetic for the complexion. – A liquid dentifrice. – A liquid preparation for the hair; as, a hair wash. – A medical preparation in a liquid form for external application; a lotion. – A thin coat of color, esp. water color. – A thin coat of metal laid on anything for beauty or preservation. – The blade of an oar, or the thin part which enters the water. – The backward current or disturbed water caused by the action of oars, or of a steamer’s screw or paddles, etc. – The flow, swash, or breaking of a body of water, as a wave; also, the sound of it. – Ten strikes, or bushels, of oysters. – Washy; weak. – Capable of being washed without injury; washable; as, wash goods.
WhichOf what sort or kind; what; what a; who. – A interrogative pronoun, used both substantively and adjectively, and in direct and indirect questions, to ask for, or refer to, an individual person or thing among several of a class; as, which man is it? which woman was it? which is the house? he asked which route he should take; which is best, to live or to die? See the Note under What, pron., 1. – A relative pronoun, used esp. in referring to an antecedent noun or clause, but sometimes with reference to what is specified or implied in a sentence, or to a following noun or clause (generally involving a reference, however, to something which has preceded). It is used in all numbers and genders, and was formerly used of persons. – A compound relative or indefinite pronoun, standing for any one which, whichever, that which, those which, the . . . which, and the like; as, take which you will.
WhyFor what cause, reason, or purpose; on what account; wherefore; — used interrogatively. See the Note under What, pron., 1. – For which; on account of which; — used relatively. – The reason or cause for which; that on account of which; on what account; as, I know not why he left town so suddenly; — used as a compound relative. – A young heifer.
WishTo have a desire or yearning; to long; to hanker. – To desire; to long for; to hanker after; to have a mind or disposition toward. – To frame or express desires concerning; to invoke in favor of, or against, any one; to attribute, or cal down, in desire; to invoke; to imprecate. – To recommend; to seek confidence or favor in behalf of. – Desire; eager desire; longing. – Expression of desire; request; petition; hence, invocation or imprecation. – A thing desired; an object of desire.
WorkExertion of strength or faculties; physical or intellectual effort directed to an end; industrial activity; toil; employment; sometimes, specifically, physically labor. – The matter on which one is at work; that upon which one spends labor; material for working upon; subject of exertion; the thing occupying one; business; duty; as, to take up one’s work; to drop one’s work. – That which is produced as the result of labor; anything accomplished by exertion or toil; product; performance; fabric; manufacture; in a more general sense, act, deed, service, effect, result, achievement, feat. – Specifically: (a) That which is produced by mental labor; a composition; a book; as, a work, or the works, of Addison. (b) Flowers, figures, or the like, wrought with the needle; embroidery. – Structures in civil, military, or naval engineering, as docks, bridges, embankments, trenches, fortifications, and the like; also, the structures and grounds of a manufacturing establishment; as, iron works; locomotive works; gas works. – The moving parts of a mechanism; as, the works of a watch. – Manner of working; management; treatment; as, unskillful work spoiled the effect. – The causing of motion against a resisting force. The amount of work is proportioned to, and is measured by, the product of the force into the amount of motion along the direction of the force. See Conservation of energy, under Conservation, Unit of work, under Unit, also Foot pound, Horse power, Poundal, and Erg. – Ore before it is dressed. – Performance of moral duties; righteous conduct. – To exert one’s self for a purpose; to put forth effort for the attainment of an object; to labor; to be engaged in the performance of a task, a duty, or the like. – Hence, in a general sense, to operate; to act; to perform; as, a machine works well. – Hence, figuratively, to be effective; to have effect or influence; to conduce. – To carry on business; to be engaged or employed customarily; to perform the part of a laborer; to labor; to toil. – To be in a state of severe exertion, or as if in such a state; to be tossed or agitated; to move heavily; to strain; to labor; as, a ship works in a heavy sea. – To make one’s way slowly and with difficulty; to move or penetrate laboriously; to proceed with effort; — with a following preposition, as down, out, into, up, through, and the like; as, scheme works out by degrees; to work into the earth. – To ferment, as a liquid. – To act or operate on the stomach and bowels, as a cathartic. – To labor or operate upon; to give exertion and effort to; to prepare for use, or to utilize, by labor. – To produce or form by labor; to bring forth by exertion or toil; to accomplish; to originate; to effect; as, to work wood or iron into a form desired, or into a utensil; to work cotton or wool into cloth. – To produce by slow degrees, or as if laboriously; to bring gradually into any state by action or motion. – To influence by acting upon; to prevail upon; to manage; to lead. – To form with a needle and thread or yarn; especially, to embroider; as, to work muslin. – To set in motion or action; to direct the action of; to keep at work; to govern; to manage; as, to work a machine. – To cause to ferment, as liquor.
WouldCommonly used as an auxiliary verb, either in the past tense or in the conditional or optative present. See 2d & 3d Will. – See 2d Weld. – The choice or determination of one who has authority; a decree; a command; discretionary pleasure. – Strong wish or inclination; desire; purpose. – That which is strongly wished or desired. – Arbitrary disposal; power to control, dispose, or determine. – The legal declaration of a person’s mind as to the manner in which he would have his property or estate disposed of after his death; the written instrument, legally executed, by which a man makes disposition of his estate, to take effect after his death; testament; devise. See the Note under Testament, 1. – To wish; to desire; to incline to have. – As an auxiliary, will is used to denote futurity dependent on the verb. Thus, in first person, “I will” denotes willingness, consent, promise; and when “will” is emphasized, it denotes determination or fixed purpose; as, I will go if you wish; I will go at all hazards. In the second and third persons, the idea of distinct volition, wish, or purpose is evanescent, and simple certainty is appropriately expressed; as, “You will go,” or “He will go,” describes a future event as a fact only. To emphasize will denotes (according to the tone or context) certain futurity or fixed determination. – To be willing; to be inclined or disposed; to be pleased; to wish; to desire. – To form a distinct volition of; to determine by an act of choice; to ordain; to decree. – To enjoin or command, as that which is determined by an act of volition; to direct; to order. – To give or direct the disposal of by testament; to bequeath; to devise; as, to will one’s estate to a child; also, to order or direct by testament; as, he willed that his nephew should have his watch. – To exercise an act of volition; to choose; to decide; to determine; to decree.
WriteTo set down, as legible characters; to form the conveyance of meaning; to inscribe on any material by a suitable instrument; as, to write the characters called letters; to write figures. – To set down for reading; to express in legible or intelligible characters; to inscribe; as, to write a deed; to write a bill of divorcement; hence, specifically, to set down in an epistle; to communicate by letter. – Hence, to compose or produce, as an author. – To impress durably; to imprint; to engrave; as, truth written on the heart. – To make known by writing; to record; to prove by one’s own written testimony; — often used reflexively. – To form characters, letters, or figures, as representative of sounds or ideas; to express words and sentences by written signs. – To be regularly employed or occupied in writing, copying, or accounting; to act as clerk or amanuensis; as, he writes in one of the public offices. – To frame or combine ideas, and express them in written words; to play the author; to recite or relate in books; to compose. – To compose or send letters.
YourThe form of the possessive case of the personal pronoun you.


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