Troilus and Cressida


 
 
 
 
Definitions

Act I
Act II
Act III
Act IV
Act V
This is an alphabetical listing of all the glossary items that appear in this play.
We have left in repeated instances, so that is it possible to see how often a particular item appears in a play.

Alphabetical headword definitions for Troilus and Cressida

abide (v.) 3 stay, remain, stop [in a position]
abject (adj.) mean-spirited, despicable, contemptible
abject (adj.) mean-spirited, despicable, contemptible
abroad (adv.) 3 away from home, out of the house
abruption (n.) breaking-off, interruption, hesitation
accent (n.) 3 sound, voice quality, way of talking
accepted (adj.) acceptable
accord (n.) 2 agreement, assent, consent
accosting (n.) [unclear meaning] making of advances, coming on
achievement (n.) feat, accomplishment, successful action
action (n.) 2 engagement, combat, fighting
adamant (n.) legendary substance of great hardness and magnetism
addition (n.) 1 title, name
addition (n.) 1 title, name
addition (n.) 2 attribute, mark of honour, distinction [as if added to a coat of arms]
addition (n.) 2 attribute, mark of honour, distinction [as if added to a coat of arms]
addle (adj.) addled, rotten, putrid
address (v.) 1 prepare, make ready, poise to act
address (v.) 1 prepare, make ready, poise to act
admit (v.) 4 be compatible with, be capable of
admonishment (n.) warning, caution
advanced (adj.) raised up, held high, uplifted
advantage (n.) 1 right moment, favourable opportunity
advantage (n.) 1 right moment, favourable opportunity
advantageous (adj.) providing advantage, opportune, timely
adversity (n.) piece of perversity, quibbler
advertise, advertize (v.) 1 make aware, inform, notify; warn
affect (v.) 1 incline to, like, favour, be drawn to
affect (v.) 1 incline to, like, favour, be drawn to
affect (v.) 3 assume, display, put on, practise in an artificial way
affection (n.) 2 emotion, feeling
affection (n.) 3 desire, passion, lustful feeling
affined (adj.) 1 related, connected, affiliated
affront (v.) 2 equal, put in balance, set face to face
afield, a-field (adv.) 1 on the field of battle
afield, a-field (adv.) 1 on the field of battle
afoot (adv.) 1 on foot
Afric (adj.) African
ague (n.) fever, sickness, shaking [as caused by a fever]
airy (adj.) carried by the wind, widely acknowledged
all is one; that's / it's all one it makes no difference, it's one and the same, it doesn't matter
allayment (n.) modifying agent, countermeasure, mitigation
allow (v.) 1 acknowledge, commend, receive [with praise]
allowance (n.) 1 acknowledgement, admission, confirmation
allowance (n.) 3 regard, respect, reputation
alone (adj.) unique, matchless, having no equal
amain (adv.) 2 forcefully, with all one's might
amazed (adj.) dumbfounded, stunned, thunderstruck, overwhelmed
amazement (n.) 1 alarm, apprehension, fear
amazement (n.) 1 alarm, apprehension, fear
amazement (n.) 2 bewilderment, perplexity, distraction
ample (adj.) full, complete, absolute
anon (adv.) 1 soon, shortly, presently
anon (adv.) 1 soon, shortly, presently
anon (adv.) 1 soon, shortly, presently
anon (adv.) 1 soon, shortly, presently
anon (adv.) 1 soon, shortly, presently
anon (adv.) 1 soon, shortly, presently
answer (v.) 6 engage with, encounter, meet [in fight]
answer (v.) 9 respond, react
answer (v.) 10 live up to, correspond to, be equal to
answer (v.) 11 act along with, sustain, respond to
antic, antick(e), antique (n.) 1 grotesque figure, grinning jester, buffoon
antiquary (adj.) ancient, olden, former
appal (v.) turn pale, terrify, dismay
appertainments (n.) appurtenances, trappings, prerogatives
appetite (n.) 1 desire, longing, inclination, fancy
appetite (n.) 1 desire, longing, inclination, fancy
appetite (n.) 1 desire, longing, inclination, fancy
appetite (n.) 2 sexual desire, passion
appointment (n.) 1 equipment, effects, weaponry
apprehend (v.) 3 be apprehensive about, fear
apprehend (v.) 5 perceive the significance, discern, grasp the matter [of]
apprehension (n.) 2 conception, grasping by the mind, awareness
approbation (n.) 1 expression of approval, pleasurable confirmation, ready sanctioning
approve (v.) 1 prove, confirm, corroborate, substantiate
apt (adj.) 1 fit, ready, prepared
Aquilon (n.) north wind
arbitrator (n.) 1 one who brings to a conclusion, resolver
argument (n.) 1 subject of conversation, subject-matter, topic
argument (n.) 1 subject of conversation, subject-matter, topic
argument (n.) 2 story, subject, plot
argument (n.) 5 quarrel, dispute, point of contention
argument (n.) 5 quarrel, dispute, point of contention
argument (n.) 8 cause, reason [for a dispute]
argument (n.) 8 cause, reason [for a dispute]
arms (n.) 1 weapons, armaments
artist (n.) 1 scholar, intellectual, learned person
aspect (n.) 4 [astrology] influential phase, direction of alignment
assinico, asinico, assenego (n.) [pron: asi'neekoh] little ass, donkey, dolt
assubjugate (v.) reduce to subjugation, demean, debase
astronomer (n.) astrologer
attach (v.) 2 seize, take hold of, grip
attachment (n.) seizure, arrest, confinement
attaint (n.) 1 disgrace, dishonour, corruption
attend (v.) 4 accompany, follow closely, go with
attend (v.) 4 accompany, follow closely, go with
attest (n.) evidence, witness, testimony
attest (v.) 2 call as witnesses
attribute (n.) reputation, credit, honour
attributive (adj.) attaching excellence, ascribing worth
aught (n.) anything, [with negative word] nothing
aught (n.) anything, [with negative word] nothing
aught (n.) anything, [with negative word] nothing
authentic (adj.) 2 valid, authoritative, credible
authentic (adj.) 2 valid, authoritative, credible
author (n.) 1 creator, originator, instigator
avoid (v.) 3 repudiate, deny, reject
avouch (v.) 1 declare, assert, affirm
aweary, a-weary (adj.) weary, tired
axletree, axle-tree (n.) 2 pivot, spindle, axis [around which the heavenly bodies revolve]
aye (adv.) always, ever, for eternity
aye (adv.) always, ever, for eternity
aye (adv.) always, ever, for eternity
bait (n.) 1 morsel, snack, titbit
balm (n.) 2 soothing ointment, salve; soothing treatment
bane (n.) 1 ruin, woe, destruction
bark, barque (n.) ship, vessel
bark, barque (n.) ship, vessel
bark, barque (n.) ship, vessel
base (adj.) 1 dishonourable, low, unworthy
base (adj.) 4 non-precious, worthless, of low value
base (n.) 2 foundation, supporting structure
basis (n.) 1 base, foot, foundation
bauble (adj.) like a toy, paltry, insignificant
bawd (n.) pimp, procurer, pander, go-between
bawd (n.) pimp, procurer, pander, go-between
beam (n.) 4 large wooden staff, lance, club
bear (v.), past forms bore, borne 13 escort, accompany, go along with
bear (v.), past forms bore, borne 14 be endowed with, have, possess
bearer (n.) possessor, owner, holder
beastly (adv.) like an animal, in a beastly manner
beaver (n.) visor of a helmet, face-guard
become (v.) 3 put a good front on, give a pleasing appearance to
become (v.) 3 put a good front on, give a pleasing appearance to
beef-witted (adj.) beef-brained, thick-headed, brainless
beggar (v.) 2 rate as worthless, esteem to be of no value
beguile (v.) 2 deprive by deception, cheat out of
behold (v.) observe, regard, maintain
beholding (n.) 1 regard, attention, contemplation
belching (adj.) spouting, spurting
bend (v.) 1 aim, direct, level, turn
bend (v.) 1 aim, direct, level, turn
bend (v.) 5 give way, bow, submit
bending (adj.) 2 bowing, reverential, respectful
bent (n.) 1 direction, turning, inclination
bent (n.) 1 direction, turning, inclination
benumbed (adj.) paralysed, deprived of strength
bereave (v.) 1 take away [from], deprive, deny, rob
beseech (n.) beseeching, entreaty, petition
beshrew, 'shrew (v.) 1 curse, devil take, evil befall
beshrew, 'shrew (v.) 1 curse, devil take, evil befall
bestow (v.) 2 give as a gift [to], present [with]
bestowing (n.) 1 use, function, employment
betimes (adv.) 3 speedily, soon, in a short time
bias (adj.) swollen like the biased side of a bowl
bias (adv.) awry, wrong, amiss
bias-drawing (n.) turning away from the truth, crooked dealing
bid (v.), past form bade 1 command, order, enjoin, tell
bid (v.), past form bade 3 pray, entreat, beg, ask
bifold, by-fold (adj.) twofold, double
billing (n.) kissing, caressing [as doves]
bite (v.) 2 speak bitterly, inveigh, carp
blab (v.) 2 talk indiscreetly, betray secrets
blackamoor (n.) black-skinned African, negro
bladder (n.) 2 [of the body] cavity, vessel
blank charter, blank (n.) promisory document with the amount to pay left open
blench (v.) 1 flinch, start, shrink
blench (v.) 1 flinch, start, shrink
blind (adj.) 2 dark, black
blockish (adj.) thick, obtuse, stupid
blood (n.) 1 passion, feeling, strong emotion [especially sexual]
blood (n.) 1 passion, feeling, strong emotion [especially sexual]
blood (n.) 1 passion, feeling, strong emotion [especially sexual]
blood (n.) 1 passion, feeling, strong emotion [especially sexual]
blood (n.) 2 anger, temper, passion
blood (n.) 2 anger, temper, passion
blood (n.) 7 nobility, breeding, gentility, good parentage
blood (n.) 7 nobility, breeding, gentility, good parentage
bloody (adj.) 1 blood-thirsty, warlike, ferocious
blow (v.) 4 puff up, swell, inflate
bob (v.) 1 swindle, cheat, get by deception
bob (v.) 3 punch, strike, buffet
bode (v.) 2 promise, predict, forecast
bodement (n.) omen, portent, augury
bolting (n.) [of flour] sifting
bone (n.) 1 body, physique, bodily frame
bone-ache (n.), Neapolitan bone-ache [pain in the bones from Naples] syphilis, venereal disease
bone-ache (n.), Neapolitan bone-ache [pain in the bones from Naples] syphilis, venereal disease
book, without off by heart, by rote
boot (n.) 3 additional element, something added to the bargain
boot, to in addition, as well
borne (adj.) behaved, conducted, mannered
bosom (n.) 6 surface
botch (n.) 2 tumour, boil, ulcer
botchy (adj.) enveloped in sores [botches], tumour-covered
bound (v.) 2 contain, enclose, confine
bounded (adj.) confined, enclosed, operating within limits
bounty (n.) 1 great generosity, gracious liberality, munificence
bounty (n.) 1 great generosity, gracious liberality, munificence
bourn (n.) 1 frontier, destination, boundary
bowels (n.) 2 feelings, sensitivity, heart
bowels (n.) 2 feelings, sensitivity, heart
brach (n.) hound [which hunts by scent], bitch
bragless (adj.) without vain boast, without gloating
brave (adj.) 1 fine, excellent, splendid, impressive
brave (adj.) 2 noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.) 2 noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.) 2 noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.) 2 noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.) 2 noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.) 2 noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.) 2 noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.) 2 noble, worthy, excellent
brave (n.) boast, bravado, blustering threat
bravely (adv.) 1 splendidly, worthily, excellently
bravely (adv.) 2 showily, with great display, with a fine flourish
brawn (n.) 2 muscular arm, sturdy limb
breach (n.) 3 tear, gap, hole
break (v.) 7 interrupt, break in on, cut in on
break out (v.) rush out, come out
break up (v.) 3 [of jokes] crack, make
breath (n.) 1 utterance, speech, voice
breath (n.) 1 utterance, speech, voice
breath (n.) 1 utterance, speech, voice
breath (n.) 1 utterance, speech, voice
breath (n.) 7 breathing-space, respite
breath (n.) 8 breather, exercising, breath of fresh air
breath (n.) 8 breather, exercising, breath of fresh air
breese, breeze (n.) gadfly
brew (v.) dilute, water down
bring forth (v.) 1 express, utter, voice
bring off (v.) rescue, save, deliver
broad (adj.) 4 high and mighty, arrogant
broil (n.) 1 turmoil, confused fighting, battle
broil (v.) 2 bask, glow, warm [from]
broken (adj.) 1 disjointed, fragmentary, disconnected
broken (adj.) 7 arranged for different groups of instruments
broker, broker-between (n.) go-between, intermediary, agent
broker-lackey (n.) abject go-between, pander [sic]
brooch (n.) jewel, ornament
brotherhood (n.) guild, fraternity, society
brown (adj.) 3 of dark complexion, sunburnt, burnished
bruit (n.) news, rumour, tidings
brush (n.) hostile meeting, collision, forceful encounter
bugbear (n.) hobgoblin, bogeyman
building (n.) 3 edifice, construction
bulk (n.) 1 body, trunk, frame
bur, burr (n.) 3 clinger, person difficult to shake off
burden, burthen (n.) 4 capacity, load, weight
buss (v.) kiss wantonly, smack against
butt (n.) 2 large cask, barrel
buy and sell, past form bought and sold betray, exploit, treat treacherously
by and by (adv.) 2 shortly, soon, before long
caduceus (n.) [pron: ka'dyoosius] heraldic wand [in the case of Mercury, entwined with two serpents]
calumniate (v.) deal with slanders, handle defamation
calumniating (adj.) slandering, defaming, reviling
canonize (v.) glorify, immortalize, exalt
capable (adj.) 1 sensitive, receptive, responsive
capocchia (n.) simpleton, dolt, fool
captain-general (n.) commander-in-chief
care (n.) 1 attentiveness, heedfulness, diligence
care (n.) 1 attentiveness, heedfulness, diligence
care (v.) feel concern, be anxious, trouble oneself
careless (adj.) 2 casual, informal, free and easy
carriage (n.) 2 conduct, management, course of action
carrion (adj.) 1 loathsome, vile, disgusting, corrupting
carry (v.) 1 secure, obtain, gain
carry it (away) [from a falconry term ‘to fly away with the game’] win the day, have the advantage, succeed
carry it (away) [from a falconry term ‘to fly away with the game’] win the day, have the advantage, succeed
case (v.) 2 hide, conceal, cover up
casque, caske (n.) helmet
catling (n.) catgut string
centre (n.) 1 centre of the Earth, axis
centre (n.) 2 Earth [seen as centre of the Ptolemaic universe]
chafe (v.) 2 enrage, irritate, anger
chafe (v.) 2 enrage, irritate, anger
chafe (v.) 3 warm, inflame, rouse
chance (n.) 5 fortune, lot, destiny
chance (n.) 6 falling out of events, fortuitous circumstance
chance (v.) 1 happen [to], transpire, come about
chance (v.) 1 happen [to], transpire, come about
change (n.) 3 change of fortune, new circumstances
change (n.) 6 exchange, replacement [for]
change (v.) 1 exchange, trade
change (v.) 1 exchange, trade
changeful (adj.) changing, variable, unreliable
chapman (n.) trader, merchant, dealer
character (n.) 1 distinctive sign, stamp, trait
character (n.) 5 figure, number
characterless (adj.) leaving no trace, lacking any distinctive signs
charge (n.) 1 command, order, injunction, instruction
charge (n.) 1 command, order, injunction, instruction
charge (n.) 3 task, responsibility, duty
charge (n.) 7 expense, cost, outlay
charge (v.) 1 order, command, enjoin
check (n.) 2 repulse, reverse, resistance
check (n.) 4 pause, interruption, stoppage
cherubin (n.) 2 celestial being, heavenly beauty
chidden (adj.) 1 scolded, reproved, rebuked
chide (v.), past form chid 1 scold, rebuke, reprove
chide (v.), past form chid 1 scold, rebuke, reprove
chide (v.), past form chid 1 scold, rebuke, reprove
chide (v.), past form chid 1 scold, rebuke, reprove
chiding (adj.) noisy, brawling, tumultuous
chivalry (n.) 1 knightly prowess, warlike distinction
chivalry (n.) 3 knighthood, knightly qualities
churlish (adj.) 2 violent, rough, harsh
circumstance (n.) 3 special argument, detailed explanation
circumvention (n.) 2 craft, outwitting, getting the better of [someone]
clapper-claw (v.) beat up, thrash, scratch
closet-war (n.) armchair strategy
clotpoll, clotpole, clatpole (n.) 1 blockhead, dolt, numskull
co-act (v.) behave together, carry on
coasting (adj.) [unclear meaning] approachable, ready, friendly
cobloaf (n.) small round lumpish loaf
cogging (adj.) deceiving, cheating, double-crossing
cold (adj.) 1 chaste, modest, lacking sensual passion
colossus-wise (adv.) like a colossus, with legs astride
combat (n.) duel, trial by duel
come upon (v.) approach, descend on
comer (n.) newcomer, arrival, new visitor
commend (v.) 1 convey greetings, present kind regards
commend (v.) 1 convey greetings, present kind regards
commend (v.) 1 convey greetings, present kind regards
commend (v.) 3 present, introduce, bring [for favourable acceptance]
commend (v.) 3 present, introduce, bring [for favourable acceptance]
commend (v.) 4 praise, admire, extol
commend (v.) 4 praise, admire, extol
commend (v.) 4 praise, admire, extol
commerce (n.) dealings, transactions, intercourse
commission (n.) 1 warrant, authority [to act]
commixion, commixtion (n.) commixture, make-up, physical blending
commodious (adj.) accommodating, compliant, obliging
commotion (n.) 2 perturbation, agitation, disturbed excitement
compare (n.) comparison, simile, analogy
compass (v.) 5 embrace, enfold
compassed (adj.) curved, rounded, arched
complete, compleat (adj.) 1 accomplished, consummate, thorough
complete, compleat (adj.) 2 fully equipped, with everything present
complimental (adj.) ceremonial, courteous, full of compliments
compose (v.) 1 make up, produce, fashion
composure (n.) 1 character, temperament, make-up
composure (n.) 2 combination, bond, coming together
con (v.) 1 learn by heart, commit to memory
conceit (n.) 1 imagination, fancy, wit
conception (n.) 1 design, plan, notion
conclude (v.) 1 decide, resolve, settle
concupy (n.) concubine, mistress; or: concupiscence, lust
condition (n.) 3 nature, state, circumstances
condition (n.) 4 position, social rank, station
condition (n.) 8 provision, stipulation, proviso
condition (n.) 10 accepted rule, agreed procedure
conduce (v.) 1 lead, tend, contribute
conduce (v.) 2 go on, carry on, take place
confession (n.) acknowledgement, avowal
conflux (n.) confluence, conjunction, flowing together
confound (v.) 1 destroy, overthrow, ruin
confound (v.) 1 destroy, overthrow, ruin
conjecture (n.) 4 forecast, prediction, prognostication
conjure (v.) 4 engage in magic, cast spells, invoke supernatural aid
conjure up (v.) bring about [as if by magic], cause to appear
consanguinity (n.) kinship, blood relationship
consent (v.) agree, concur, acquiesce
consigned (adj.) entrusted, committed, delivered
conspire (v.) practise, contrive, plot
constantly (adv.) 1 assuredly, firmly, certainly, confidently
constringe (v.) compress, squeeze, draw together
content (n.) 1 pleasure, satisfaction, happiness
contention (n.) quarrel, dispute, strife
convenience (n.) 3 advantage, desirable feature, point of agreement
convince (v.) 4 convict, prove guilty
convive (v.) feast together, enjoy a banquet
cope, cope with (v.) 1 encounter, face, have to do [with], come into contact [with]
cope, cope with (v.) 2 be a match for, stand up to
copper (adj.) copper-coloured
core (n.) enclosed body, contained corpse
cormorant (adj.) greedy, insatiable, all-devouring
correct (v.) punish, chastise, reprimand
correction (n.) punishment, retribution, rebuke
corresponsive (adj.) corresponding, equivalent, analogous
corrival, co-rival (v.) vie with, compete with, be a rival of
corrupt (v.) 2 bribe, grease the palms of
couch (v.) 1 conceal, hide, lie hidden
countenance (n.) 2 expression, look, face
counter, compter (n.) 1 round piece of metal used for counting
counterfeit (n.) 1 false imitation, spurious image
course (n.) 1 course of action, way of proceeding
course (n.) 2 habit, custom, practise, normal procedure
course (n.) 2 habit, custom, practise, normal procedure
courtesy, cur'sy, curtsy (n.) 2 curtsy, bow, gesture of respect
cousin-german (n.) first cousin
craft (n.) 3 cunning, deceit, guile
craft (n.) 3 cunning, deceit, guile
crafty-swearing (adj.) making devious vows
cram up (v.) force into a small space, stuff in
crammed (adj.) overfed, stuffed to excess
crave (v.) 2 need, demand, require
credence (n.) faith, confidence, trust
crest (n.) 1 [originally the plume of feathers on a] helmet, head-piece
crown (n.) 1 type of coin [usually bearing the imprint of a monarch's crown]
crown up (v.) add regal status to, dignify
crownet (n.) 1 coronet, crown
cry (n.) 3 acclaim, shout of approval
cry on (v.) shout out, call out about
cuckold (n.) [mocking name] man with an unfaithful wife
cuckold (n.) [mocking name] man with an unfaithful wife
cuckold (n.) [mocking name] man with an unfaithful wife
cuckold (n.) [mocking name] man with an unfaithful wife
cuckold (n.) [mocking name] man with an unfaithful wife
cull (v.) select, pick out, choose
cunning (adj.) 1 knowledgeable, skilful, clever
cunning (n.) 1 skill, ability, expertise
curious (adj.) 3 hidden, subtle, minute
dainty (adj.) 2 delicately pretty, of tender beauty
dainty (adj.) 3 fastidious, scrupulous, refined, particular
darking (n.) darkening, setting
daw (n.) 1 jackdaw [as noted for its stupidity]; dolt, fool
days, by every day, day by day
deadly (adv.) 3 mortally, fatally
dear (adj.) 3 of great worth, valuable, precious
dear (adj.) 6 heartfelt, earnest, zealous
dear (adj.) 7 noble, honourable, worthy
death-token fatal symptom, death-like sign
debonair (adj.) gracious, courtly, of gentle disposition
deceive (v.) 1 delude, mislead, take in
deceptious (adj.) deceptive, misleading, deceiving
decline (v.) 2 fall, descend, come down
decline (v.) 4 go systematically through, recite in order
declined (n.) vanquished person, someone brought down
declined (n.) vanquished person, someone brought down
deedless (adj.) performing no deeds, inactive
deem (n.) thought, notion, opinion
deep-drawing (adj.) displacing great depth of water, heavily-laden
degree (n.) 1 rank, station, standing
degree (n.) 1 rank, station, standing
degree (n.) 1 rank, station, standing
degree (n.) 5 respect, way, manner
deject (adj.) dejected, downcast, cast down
deject (v.) 2 lower, reduce, lessen
deliver (v.) 4 hand over, convey, commit to the keeping [of someone]
demand (n.) 1 question, enquiry, request
demand (n.) 1 question, enquiry, request
deny (v.) 4 disown, disavow, renounce
depend (v.) 2 have consequences for, menace, hover over
depend on / upon (v.) 1 serve, wait on, be a dependant of
depravation (n.) depravity, corruption, moral degeneracy
deputation (n.) 2 position, office, appointment
deracinate (v.) uproot, pluck up, eradicate
derive (v.) 3 explain, justify, give the basis of
desert, desart (n.) 2 worth, merit, deserving
desert, desart (n.) 3 worthy deed, meritorious action
design (n.) 1 undertaking, purpose, enterprise
design (n.) 1 undertaking, purpose, enterprise
desire (v.) 1 request, wish, ask [for]
desire (v.) 1 request, wish, ask [for]
desire (v.) 3 invite, welcome, request the presence of
despiteful (adj.) cruel, spiteful, malicious
destiny (n.) 1 divine power, fate [one of the three destinies]
device (n.) 1 plot, stratagem, trick
dexter (adj.) [heraldry] of the right side
dignity (n.) 1 worth, nobleness, excellence
dilated (adj.) 1 ample, extensive, diffuse
diminutive (n.) undersized person, very small being
directive (adj.) subject to direction, under the control [of]
discharge (n.) 1 performance, fulfilment, execution
discharge (v.) 1 fulfil, execute, perform
discipline (n.) 2 learning, schooling, course of instruction
discipline (v.) 2 teach, train, instruct
discomfort (v.) 1 discourage, dishearten, dispirit
discourse (n.) 1 conversation, talk, chat
discourse (n.) 1 conversation, talk, chat
discourse (n.) 2 rationality, faculty of understanding
discourse (n.) 3 course, process, manner
discover (v.) 1 reveal, show, make known
discover (v.) 3 expose, uncover, give away
discovery (n.) 1 disclosure, admission, revelation
disdain (n.) vexation, frustration, wounded feeling
dislike (n.) 2 discord, disagreement, dissension
disme (n.) [pron: diym] tenth person killed
disorbed (adj.) removed from its sphere, knocked out of its orbit
dispose (n.) 2 disposition, manner, bearing
disposed (adj.) 1 arranged, placed, distributed
disposer (n.) 2 [unclear meaning] one who makes arrangements, one who can handle [a person]
disposer (n.) 2 [unclear meaning] one who makes arrangements, one who can handle [a person]
disposition (n.) 6 control, direction, management
disprise, disprize (v.) undervalue, disparage, hold in contempt
dissembling (adj.) deceitful, hypocritical, false
dissembling (adj.) deceitful, hypocritical, false
dissolve (v.) 1 loosen, release, set free
distain (v.) 1 dishonour, defile, corrupt
distaste (v.) 1 dislike, not relish, be averse to
distaste (v.) 3 make distasteful, destroy the relish of
distaste (v.) 3 make distasteful, destroy the relish of
distempered (adj.) 3 disordered, disturbed, diseased
distinction (n.) act of distinguishing, discrimination, differentiation
distinction (n.) act of distinguishing, discrimination, differentiation
distracted (adj.) 1 perplexed, confused, agitated
distraction (n.) 1 perturbation, agitation, frenzied state
dividable (adj.) in a divided state, separated
divine (adj.) 2 godlike, sacred, blessed
dizzy (v.) make dizzy, confuse, bewilder
do (v.) 5 perform, play one's part, act
do (v.) 5 perform, play one's part, act
do (v.) 8 go on, carry on
doff (v.) throw off, get rid of, do away with
dog (v.) follow closely, pursue like a dog
dolour (n.) sorrow, grief, lamentation
dote (v.) become deranged, behave foolishly
doubt (v.) 1 fear, be afraid [for], feel anxious [for]
drab (n.) harlot, slut, whore
drab (n.) harlot, slut, whore
drab (n.) harlot, slut, whore
draught (n.) 2 privy, cess-pool, sewer
draw (v.) 1 bring together, draw in, gather
draw (v.) 8 proceed, move, progress
draw (v.) 17 carry a burden, drag a load
drayman (n.) man who drives a cart without wheels [a dray]
dread (adj.) 1 revered, deeply honoured, held in awe
dread (adj.) 1 revered, deeply honoured, held in awe
dreadful (adj.) 1 inspiring dread, causing fear, daunting
dreadful (adj.) 1 inspiring dread, causing fear, daunting
dreadful (adj.) 1 inspiring dread, causing fear, daunting
dreg (n.) impurity, corruption, defiling matter
dress (v.) 1 prepare, make ready
drift (n.) 2 direction, progress, course
dross (n.) impure matter, tainted substance, rubbish
dry (adj.) 1 barren, arid, yielding no result
dry (adj.) 2 dried, withered, shrivelled
dull (adj.) 1 dead, lifeless, sluggish, inactive
dumb-discoursive (adj.) silently persuasive, with compelling silent arguments
ease (n.) 1 comfort, relief, solace
effect (n.) 1 result, end, outcome, fulfilment
effect (n.) 2 purpose, end, intended deed
effeminate (adj.) 1 feeble, soft, unmanly
election (n.) choice, preference
election (n.) choice, preference
element (n.) 1 (plural) substances from which all material things are made [believed to be earth, water, air, fire]
else (adv.) 1 otherwise
embassy (n.) 2 ambassadorial role, function as ambassador
embracement (n.) embrace, clasping, hug
embrasure (n.) embrace, clasping
eminence (n.) 1 superiority, mastery, advantage
emulation (n.) 1 ambitious rivalry, contention, conflict
emulation (n.) 1 ambitious rivalry, contention, conflict
emulation (n.) 1 ambitious rivalry, contention, conflict
emulation (n.) 1 ambitious rivalry, contention, conflict
emulous (adj.) 1 envious, filled with rivalry, greedy for praise
emulous (adj.) 1 envious, filled with rivalry, greedy for praise
emulous (adj.) 1 envious, filled with rivalry, greedy for praise
emulous (adj.) 2 rivalling, competing, emulating
encounterer (n.) flirt, coquette, tease
enfreed (adj.) liberated, released
engage (v.) 3 enter into combat, make an attack
engaged (adj.) 2 pledged, bound, sworn
engendering (n.) begetting, breeding, multiplying
engine (n.) 2 weapon, instrument of warfare
engine (n.) 2 weapon, instrument of warfare
engineer, enginer (n.) constructor of military works; plotter, contriver
enlard (v.) smear with grease, add fatty juice to
enrapt (adj.) enraptured, inspired, carried away
entertain (v.) 1 receive, admit, let in
entertain (v.) 4 cherish, harbour, welcome
entreat, intreat (v.) 1 persuade, prevail upon
entreat, intreat (v.) 1 persuade, prevail upon
entreat, intreat (v.) 4 treat, handle, deal with
envious (adj.) malicious, spiteful, vindictive, full of enmity
envious (adj.) malicious, spiteful, vindictive, full of enmity
errant (adj.) wandering, straying, erring
error (n.) 2 deceit, falsehood, deception
esperance (n.) hope, expectation, optimism
espy (v.) catch sight of, discern, see
estimate (n.) 1 value, esteem, estimation
estimation (n.) 3 valued object, treasure
even, e'en (adv.) 1 just, exactly
event (n.) outcome, issue, consequence
exact (adj.) accomplished, highly skilled, expert
example (v.) 1 find an example for, provide a model for
exasperate (adj.) enraged, incensed, angered
excitement (n.) incentive, encouragement, exhortation
exclaim (n.) exclamation, outcry, protest
execration (n.) curse, imprecation, denunciation
execute (v.) 2 implement, activate, bring into operation
execution (n.) 1 action, performance, doing
execution (n.) 4 killing, slaying, slaughter
exercise (n.) 2 manly sport, martial practice
expect (n.) expectation, anticipation
expectance (n.) expectant state, watchful anticipation
expecter (n.) person awaiting news
expostulation (n.) protestation, reproof, remonstration
exposure (n.) unprotected state, defensive weakness, vulnerability
expressure (n.) 1 expression., picture, image
extant (n.) 2 current, present, immediate
extend (v.) 5 [unclear meaning] react to; evaluate; enlarge in scope
extenuate (v.) mitigate, lessen, tone down
eye (v.) 3 watch carefully, pay attention to
faction (n.) 1 party, group, set [of people]
faction (n.) 1 party, group, set [of people]
faction (n.) 2 forming into a group
faction (n.) 3 quarrel, squabble, dissension
factious (adj.) 1 sectarian, partisan, arising from factions
factious (adj.) 1 sectarian, partisan, arising from factions
fain (adv.) gladly, willingly
fain (adv.) gladly, willingly
faint (v.) 1 lose courage, show fear, lose heart, take fright
fair (adj.) 1 handsome, good-looking, beautiful
fair (adj.) 1 handsome, good-looking, beautiful
fair (adj.) 2 good, elegant, fine
fair (adj.) 4 fine, pleasing, splendid, excellent
fair (adj.) 5 appropriate, courteous, pleasing
fair (adj.) 5 appropriate, courteous, pleasing
fair (adj.) 5 appropriate, courteous, pleasing
fair (adj.) 6 plausible, flattering, seductive
fair (adj.) 7 virtuous, honourable, upright
fair (adj.) 7 virtuous, honourable, upright
fair (adj.) 8 fortunate, favoured
fair (adv.) 1 kindly, encouragingly, courteously
fair (adv.) 6 successfully, promisingly, favourably
fair (adv.) 8 in full view
fair (n.) 1 fair face, beauty
fair (n.) 2 fortune, happiness, favour
fairly (adv.) 2 neatly, elegantly, handsomely, beautifully
fairly (adv.) 5 fully, completely, entirely
faith (n.) 1 promise, assurance, pledge
faith (n.) 2 constancy, fidelity, loyalty
faith (n.) 4 reliability, dependability, trustworthiness
fall (v.) 1 drop, descend, let fall
falling in (n.) reconciliation, coming together
false (adj.) 1 treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.) 2 disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful
false (adj.) 2 disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful
false (adj.) 2 disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful
false (adj.) 2 disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful
false (adj.) 2 disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful
false (adj.) 2 disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful
false (adj.) 2 disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful
false (n.) false person, deceiver
fame (n.) 1 reputation, renown, character
fame (n.) 1 reputation, renown, character
fancy (n.) 1 love, amorousness, infatuation
fancy (v.) like, love, admire
farce, force (v.) stuff, cram
farce, force (v.) stuff, cram
fare ... well
fare ... well
fare ... well
fashion in (v.) frame, work in, introduce
fat (v.) fatten, feed up, nourish
favour (n.) 1 [facial] appearance, countenance, features, looks
favour (n.) 1 [facial] appearance, countenance, features, looks
fee-farm (n.) [legal] state of tenure granted in perpetuity
fee-simple, fee simple (n.) private estate [belonging to the owner and his heirs for ever]; permanent lease, full possession
fell (adj.) 1 cruel, fierce, savage
fell (adj.) 1 cruel, fierce, savage
feverous (adj.) feverish, restless
field (n.) 1 field of battle, battleground, field of combat
field (n.) 1 field of battle, battleground, field of combat
field (n.) 1 field of battle, battleground, field of combat
field (n.) 1 field of battle, battleground, field of combat
field (n.) 1 field of battle, battleground, field of combat
field (n.) 1 field of battle, battleground, field of combat
field (n.) 1 field of battle, battleground, field of combat
field (n.) 1 field of battle, battleground, field of combat
field (n.) 1 field of battle, battleground, field of combat
field (n.) 1 field of battle, battleground, field of combat
field (n.) 1 field of battle, battleground, field of combat
field (n.) 1 field of battle, battleground, field of combat
field (n.) 1 field of battle, battleground, field of combat
field (n.) 1 field of battle, battleground, field of combat
field (n.) 1 field of battle, battleground, field of combat
field (n.) 1 field of battle, battleground, field of combat
field (n.) 1 field of battle, battleground, field of combat
field (n.) 2 duelling place
figure (n.) 1 form, design, shape, conception
figure (n.) 1 form, design, shape, conception
fillip, fillop (v.) strike smartly against, tap against, touch
fine (adj.) 7 clear, pure
firstling (n.) 1 first result, opening event
fit (n.) 2 spasm, short burst
fitchew, fichew, ficho (n.) polecat, skunk; also: prostitute
fitness (n.) 3 state of readiness, being properly prepared
fixure (n.) 2 stability, fixed position, settled state
flaming (adj.) extravagant, high-flown, vividly elaborate
flat (adj.) 2 stale, insipid, unpalatable
flexure (n.) bending [the knee or head], bowing
flood (n.) 1 sea, deep, waves, rushing water
flood, in at its height, in its prime
foil (v.) 1 defeat, overcome; throw [in wrestling]
folly (n.) wantonness, lewdness
folly (n.) wantonness, lewdness
fond (adj.) 4 infatuated, doting, passionate
fool (n.) 5 plaything, pawn, puppet
footing (n.) 3 footfall, footsteps, strides
footing, set set foot
force (n.) 2 physical strength, might, vigour
forceless (adj.) 1 effortless, easygoing, nonchalant
forehand, fore-hand (n.) 2 leading power, mainstay, linchpin
forehead (n.) 1 commanding countenance, assurance, audacity
forestall (v.) 1 prevent, stop, intercept, waylay
forestall (v.) 1 prevent, stop, intercept, waylay
forfeit (n.) 1 someone defeated and in danger of death
forfend (v.) forbid
forked (adj.) 1 two-horned
form (n.) 6 formal procedure, due process, formality
forsooth (adv.) in truth, certainly, truly, indeed
forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forswore 1 swear falsely, perjure [oneself], break one's word
forthright (n.) straight path, direct course
fraction (n.) 1 fragment, scrap, shred
fraction (n.) 2 quarrelling, discord, dissension
fragment (n.) scrap of food, left-over
frankly (adv.) 1 freely, without restraint, unrestrictedly
frankly (adv.) 1 freely, without restraint, unrestrictedly
fraught (adj.) filled, laden, packed
fraughtage (n.) luggage, freight, cargo
fray (v.) frighten, terrify, scare [by]
free (adj.) 1 liberal, lavish, generous
free (adj.) 1 liberal, lavish, generous
free (adj.) 3 noble, honourable, worthy
free (adj.) 12 [unclear meaning] not in formal marching order; quick
fresh (adj.) 3 refreshed, invigorated, renewed
friend (v.) 1 befriend, sustain, assist
fright (v.), past form frighted frighten, scare, terrify
frush (v.) smash, strike violently
fry (v.) burn with lust; or: burn in hell
fulfilling (adj.) fitting exactly, well-complementing
full (adv.) 1 fully, completely, properly
full (n.) fullness, entire range, complete scope
full, in the to the full, amply
furnish (v.) 3 dress, clothe, equip, fit out
fusty (adj.) musty, mouldy, stale-smelling
fusty (adj.) musty, mouldy, stale-smelling
gage (v.) 2 pledge, bind, commit
gainsay (v.) 1 contradict, say the contrary, forbid
gait (n.) 1 manner of walking, bearing, movement
gait (n.) 1 manner of walking, bearing, movement
gall (n.) 1 bile [reputed for its bitterness]
gall (n.) 1 bile [reputed for its bitterness]
gall (n.) 1 bile [reputed for its bitterness]
gall (n.) 2 bitterness, spitefulness, vindictiveness
gall (n.) 3 spirit of anger, venom, ability to be angry
gallantry (n.) gallants, nobility, gentry
galled (adj.) 1 sore, swollen, inflamed
game (n.) 2 quarry, object of the chase
game (n.) 3 game of love, amorous play
gaud (n.) gaudy toy, showy plaything, trinket
gear (n.) 1 business, affair, matter
gear (n.) 2 equipment, furnishing
general (adj.) 1 common, of everyone, public
general (adj.) 3 joint, common, communal
general (n.) 1 ordinary people, general public, populace
general (n.) 3 (plural) general points, group features
general, in by everyone
generation (n.) 3 genealogy, line of descent
generous (adj.) well-bred, mannerly, noble-minded
genius (n.) 3 attendant spirit, guardian spirit
gentle (adj.) 1 well-born, honourable, noble
gentle (adj.) 1 well-born, honourable, noble
gentle (adj.) 1 well-born, honourable, noble
gentle (adj.) 1 well-born, honourable, noble
gentle (adj.) 2 courteous, friendly, kind
gentle (adj.) 2 courteous, friendly, kind
gentle (adj.) 4 peaceful, calm, free from violence
gentle (adj.) 4 peaceful, calm, free from violence
gentle (adv.) courteously, kindly
gentleness (n.) 1 nobility, good breeding, courtesy
gentleness (n.) 1 nobility, good breeding, courtesy
get (v.) 1 beget, conceive, breed
get (v.) 1 beget, conceive, breed
giddy (adj.) 6 swaying, quaking, dizzying
glass (n.) 1 mirror, looking-glass
glass (n.) 1 mirror, looking-glass
glass (n.) 1 mirror, looking-glass
glimpse (n.) trace, tinge, pinch
gloze (v.) 3 expound, comment upon, give a commentary
go (v.) 5 pass as current, be valued
goer-between (n.) go-between
goodly (adj.) 2 good-looking, handsome, attractive, comely
gored (adj.) deeply wounded, bleeding
gorget (n.) piece of armour for protecting the throat
grace (n.) 2 virtue, good quality
grace (n.) 2 virtue, good quality
grace (n.) 8 means of salvation, divine favour
grace (n.) 11 model of beauty, exquisite being [as one of the Three Graces]
gracious (adj.) 7 acceptable, righteous, full of favour
grandam (n.) grandmother
grandsire (n.) 1 grandfather
grandsire (n.) 1 grandfather
grasp (n.) embrace, clasp
grasp in (v.) embrace, clasp in the arms
grate (v.) 2 wear away, pulverise, erode through the rubbing away of time
gravel (n.) stones, deposits
great (adj.) 4 high, full
Greek, foolish / merry buffoon, merry person, silly joker
Greek, foolish / merry buffoon, merry person, silly joker
Greekish (adj.) Greek, Grecian
Greekish (adj.) Greek, Grecian
Greekish (adj.) Greek, Grecian
Greekish (adj.) Greek, Grecian
Greekish (adj.) Greek, Grecian
Greekish (adj.) Greek, Grecian
Greekish (adj.) Greek, Grecian
green (adj.) 2 youthful, inexperienced, immature
grief (n.) 1 grievance, complaint, hurt, injury
grossness (n.) 1 flagrant nature, obviousness, enormity
guard (n.) 2 safeguard, escort, safe conduct
hair (n.) 2 jot, iota, trace
hair / hair's breadth, to a in every little detail, in full, exactly
hair, against the against the grain, contrary to inclination
hale (v.) 1 drag, pull, haul
half-supped (adj.) with supper interrupted, half-satisfied
hall (n.) guild, company, profession
handsomeness (n.) graciousness, courtesy, decent behaviour
hardiment (n.) display of valour, daring deed
hare-heart (n.) heart as timid as a hare
harness (n.) 1 armour
harness (v.) dress in armour, arm, equip
hatched (adj.) inlaid, streaked, ornamented
hazard (n.) 2 [gambling] chance, fortune; throw [of dice]
heaps, on in a mass, all together
heaving (adj.) swelling, aroused, agitated
heavy (adj.) 1 sorrowful, sad, gloomy
heavy (adj.) 1 sorrowful, sad, gloomy
heavy (adj.) 2 grave, serious, weighty
heavy (adj.) 5 weighed down, burdened, laden
hedge (v.) 1 deviate from a straight path, shift direction
hedge out (v.) exclude, keep out, shut out
height (n.) 1 maximum, highest amount, utmost degree
helm (n.) 1 helmet
helm (n.) 1 helmet
helm (n.) 1 helmet
helm (n.) 1 helmet
helm (n.) 1 helmet
heroical (adj.) 2 appropriate to the character of a hero
heroical (adj.) 2 appropriate to the character of a hero
high (adj.) 3 noble, dignified, aristocratic
hind (n.) 3 female deer
hold (v.) 10 consider, regard, esteem, value [as]
hold-door (adj.) brothel door-keeping
hollow (adj.) 1 empty, false, insincere
hollow (adj.) 1 empty, false, insincere
hollow (adj.) 2 empty, wanting, insubstantial
honesty (n.) 1 virtue, chastity
honour (n.) 2 credit, good name, reputation
hot (adj.) 2 enthusiastic, ardent, eager, keen
hot (adj.) 3 lecherous, lustful, hot-blooded
hulk (n.) ship, vessel
hum (v.) 2 say ‘hum’ [as a sign of displeasure, dissatisfaction, impatience, etc]
humane (adj.) 1 polite, courteous, refined
humble-bee (n.) bumble-bee
humorous (adj.) 1 capricious, moody, temperamental
humour (n.) 1 mood, disposition, frame of mind, temperament [as determined by bodily fluids]
humour (n.) 1 mood, disposition, frame of mind, temperament [as determined by bodily fluids]
hurricano (n.) water-spout
husbandry (n.) 1 thrift, good economy, careful management
idle (adj.) 1 useless, barren, worthless
ignomy (n.) ignominy, dishonour, shame
ignorance (n.) 2 ignoramus, example of ignorance
ill (adj.) 1 bad, adverse, unfavourable
ill (adj.) 1 bad, adverse, unfavourable
ill (adv.) 1 badly, adversely, unfavourably
ill (adv.) 1 badly, adversely, unfavourably
ill (adv.) 2 imperfectly, poorly, to ill effect
ill-disposed (adj.) 2 indisposed, unwell, under the weather
imbecility (n.) physical weakness, feebleness, puniness
immaterial (adj.) flimsy, slight, of little substance
imminence (n.) impending evil, approaching peril
immure (n.) wall
impair (adj.) [unclear meaning] unworthy, dishonourable; harmful, injurious
impale, empale (v.) encircle, enclose, ring
imperial (adj.) commanding, authoritative, unquestioned
imperious, emperious (adj.) imperial, majestic, sovereign
import (v.) 2 be of importance to, concern, matter to
importless (adj.) trivial, unimportant, insignificant
imposthume (n.) abscess, putrid swelling
impress (n.) 1 conscription, enforced service
impressure (n.) imprint, impression, indentation, stamp
impudent (adj.) shameless, immodest, unblushing
imputation (n.) reputation, prestige, estimation
inches, by very gradually, bit by bit, by small degrees
inches, even to his every inch of him, from top to toe
incontinent (adj.) unchaste, unable to restrain oneself
index (n.) prologue, preface, table of contents
indifferent (adv.) 1 moderately, tolerably, reasonably
indistinguishable (adj.) shapeless, misshapen, disfigured
indrenched (adj.) drowned, immersed, submerged
infinite (n.) 2 immensity, magnitude, vastness
ingratitude (n.) act of ingratitude, ungrateful response
injurious (adj.) 1 causing injury, harmful, offending, unjust
injury (n.) 1 grievance, wrong, complaint
inseparate (adj.) undivided, united, conjoined
insisture (n.) [unclear meaning] steady continuance, constancy, regularity
instance (n.) 2 illustration, example, case
instance (n.) 2 illustration, example, case
instance (n.) 2 illustration, example, case
instant (adj.) 1 immediate, direct
intelligence (n.) 1 information, news, communication
intent (n.) intention, purpose, aim
intent (n.) intention, purpose, aim
interview (n.) face-to-face meeting
iron (n.) 1 iron weapon, steel, sword
issue (n.) 2 outcome, result, consequence(s)
issue (n.) 2 outcome, result, consequence(s)
issue (n.) 3 yield, product, result
iteration (n.) 1 cliche, repeated assertion, endless repetition
jade (n.) 1 worn-out horse, hack, worthless nag
jar (n.) 2 discord, disharmony, disagreement
jaundice (n.) sallowness, yellowness [as a sign of envy or jealousy]
jerkin (n.) male upper garment, close-fitting jacket [often made of leather]
joint (n.) limb, body part
judgement (n.) 5 expert, critic, judge
juggling (adj.) deceiving, cheating, full of trickery
juggling (n.) deceiving, cheating, trickery
just (adj.) 5 honourable, loyal, faithful
just (adv.) 1 exactly, precisely
keep (v.) 1 lodge, live, dwell
keep (v.) 1 lodge, live, dwell
keep (v.) 2 stay within, remain inside
keep (v.) 2 stay within, remain inside
keep (v.) 2 stay within, remain inside
ken (v.) 3 know, be acquainted with
kind (n.) 2 manner, way, state
kind (n.) 4 mode of action, business, matter
kindly (adv.) 3 lovingly, gently, affectionately
kingdomed (adj.) constituted as a kingdom
knave (n.) 1 scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knave (n.) 1 scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knave (n.) 3 boy, lad, fellow
knavery (n.) 1 roguish trick, rouguery, trickery
knock (v.) strike, beat, hit
labour for (v.) 2 do the work of, exert oneself on behalf of
land-fish (n.) fish living on land; unnatural being
lard (v.) 2 mix in, intermix, intermingle
large (adj.) 2 frank, free, unrestrained
large (adj.) 6 high, great, extensive
laud (n.) 1 praise, homage, honour
lavolt, lavolta (n.) lively, high-leaping dance
lay (v.) 6 allay, reduce, moderate
lay about (v.) strike out, fight hard
lay by (v.) 1 lay aside, set aside, disregard
laying on (n.) vigorous attack, dealing of blows
lazar (n.) leper, diseased person
lazar (n.) leper, diseased person
learn (v.) 3 inform of, tell about
learn (v.) 3 inform of, tell about
leave (v.) 1 cease, stop, give up
leave (v.) 4 spare, leave alive
leaven (n.) [baking] fermenting element, infusing mixture, adulteration
leavening (n.) process of fermentation in dough
leer (v.) look sideways, cast a side glance, smile disarmingly
let blood 2 bleed [as a medical treatment]
lethargy (n.) 1 unnatural drowsiness, harmful torpor
lie under (v.) be subject to, suffer the consequence of
lief, had as should like just as much
lifter (n.) thief
light (adv.) 2 lightly, without heavy equipment
like (adj.) 1 same, similar, alike, equal
like (adj.) 1 same, similar, alike, equal
like (adj.) 1 same, similar, alike, equal
like (adj.) 1 same, similar, alike, equal
like (adv.) 1 likely, probable / probably
like (v.) 1 please, suit
like as (conj.) 2 just as
like, the the same
limekiln (n.) limestone-like deposit, white lump
line (n.) 1 degree, rank, station
linger (v.) 1 delay, put off, keep waiting
lip, hang the look vexed, pout, sulk
list (v.) 2 listen
liver (n.) 1 part of the body thought to be at the seat of the passions [especially sexual desire]
look out (v.) 1 show, appear, manifest
loose (adj.) 1 casual, lax, careless
loose (adj.) 1 casual, lax, careless
lover (n.) companion, comrade, dear friend
lubber (n.) clumsy dolt, blundering lout
lune (n.) frenzied fit, tantrum, mad outburst
lust (n.) desire, pleasure, delight
lustihood (n.) lustiness, youthful vigour, robustness
lusty (adj.) 1 vigorous, strong, robust, eager
luxurious (adj.) lustful, lecherous, lascivious
luxury (n.) lust, lechery, lasciviousness
maculation (n.) stain, sport, defilement
maiden (adj.) 4 without bloodshed
maidenhead (n.) 1 virginity
mail (n.) 1 armour, chain mail, piece of armour
main (n.) 6 strength, force, full might
mainly (adv.) 1 greatly, very much, mightily
manage (n.) 2 management, direction, administration
mappery (n.) mere map-making
mark (n.) 1 target, goal, aim
mark (v.) 1 note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
mark (v.) 1 note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
mark (v.) 1 note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
marvellous (adv.) very, extremely, exceedingly
mask (n.) barrier worn to protect the complexion against the sun
massy (adj.) massive, heavy, colossal
massy (adj.) massive, heavy, colossal
mastic (adj.) gummy, resinous, sticky
matter (n.) 1 subject-matter, content, substance
matter (n.) 1 subject-matter, content, substance
matter (n.) 1 subject-matter, content, substance
matter (n.) 4 affair(s), business, real issue
matter (n.) 7 pus, discharge, fluid [from a wound]
mealy (adj.) powdery, scaly, grainy
mean (adj.) 3 unworthy, insignificant, unimportant
measure (n.) 6 course of action, means
medicinable (adj.) 1 medicinal, healing, curative, restorative
medicinable (adj.) 1 medicinal, healing, curative, restorative
meet (adj.) 1 fit, suitable, right, proper
meet (adj.) 1 fit, suitable, right, proper
meet (adj.) 1 fit, suitable, right, proper
member (n.) 2 limb, piece of a body
memorial (adj.) of remembrance, of recollection
mend (n.) remedy, way of improving
mend (v.) 1 amend, improve, make better, put right
mend (v.) 1 amend, improve, make better, put right
mere (adj.) 1 complete, total, absolute, utter
mere (adj.) 1 complete, total, absolute, utter
mere (adj.) 1 complete, total, absolute, utter
mere (adv.) 2 exclusively, purely, solely
merely (adv.) 2 purely, for no other reason than
methinks(t), methought(s) (v.) it seems /seemed to me
methinks(t), methought(s) (v.) it seems /seemed to me
mettle, mettell (n.) 2 spirit, vigour, zest
minced (adj.) cut up into little pieces for baking
mirable (adj.) wonderful, marvellous
miscall (v.) misname, call by a wrong name
miscarry (v.) 3 go wrong, fail, be unsuccessful
mock (n.) 1 act of mockery, mocking remark, derisive action, scornful irony
mock (n.) 1 act of mockery, mocking remark, derisive action, scornful irony
modestly (adv.) without exaggeration, in due measure
modicum (n.) limited quantity, tiny amount
moiety (n.) 1 share, portion, part
monstruosity (n.) monstrosity, extraordinary nature
monumental (adj.) 1 serving as a monument, providing a memorial
moral (n.) 1 hidden meaning, import, significance
morn (n.) morning, dawn
morrow (n.) morning
morrow (n.) morning
morrow (n.) morning
morrow (n.) morning
morrow (n.) morning
motive (n.) 3 instrument, agent, moving organ
mould (n.) 1 soil, earth, clay
move (v.) 1 arouse, affect, stir [by emotion]
move (v.) 4 appeal to, urge, exhort
move (v.) 7 raise, bring up, introduce
moved (adj.) 2 aroused, provoked, exasperated
moved (adj.) 3 in a bad temper, angered, exasperated
multipotent (adj.) most powerful
multitude (n.) large numbers, great host
murrain (n.) plague, pestilence
mutiny (n.) 1 riot, civil disturbance, state of discord
mystery (n.) 4 secret matter, inexplicable essence
nature (n.) 3 human nature
naughtily (adv.) wickedly, immorally
naughty (adj.) 2 bad, nasty, horrible
need (v.) be necessary, be needful
needful (adj.) 1 necessary, needed, indispensable
negation (n.) denial, dissent, contradiction
neglection (n.) negligence, neglect, disregard
nerve (n.) 1 sinew, ligament, muscle
new-ta'en (adj.) [new-taken] freshly caught, just captured
nice (adj.) 2 fine, precise, particular, subtle
nod (n.) fool, simpleton, idiot
noise (n.) 1 report, rumour, news
note (n.) 2 knowledge, information, intimation
note (n.) 4 sign, mark, token
noted (adj.) 2 closely observed, taken note of
number (n.) 1 (plural) verses, lines
O (int.) 1 vocalization used before a direct address [to a person, thing, concept, etc]
object (n.) 1 spectacle, sight, object of attention
object (n.) 1 spectacle, sight, object of attention
oblique (adj.) indirectly resembling
observance (n.) 1 proper attention, attentiveness, heed
observance (n.) 2 honour, dutiful ceremony, due respect
observing (adj.) compliant, deferential, obsequious
odd (adj.) 1 eccentric, peculiar, unusual
odd (adj.) 2 singular, unique, individual
odd (adj.) 3 alone, single, solitary
odd (adv.) at odds, at variance
oddly (adv.) unequally, unevenly; or: unusually, in a peculiar way
odds (n. plural) 2 inequalities, unfavourable circumstances
offend (v.) 1 harm, hurt, pain
offer (v.) 2 dare, presume, venture
office (n.) 2 role, position, place, function
office (n.) 2 role, position, place, function
office (n.) 2 role, position, place, function
oft (adv.) often
oft (adv.) often
oft (adv.) often
oft (adv.) often
oft (adv.) often
old (n.) old people, elders
Olympian (n.) athlete in the Olympic games; or: Olympian god
ominous (adj.) fateful, portentous
ope (v.) open
open (adj.) 6 generous, liberal, freely giving
opinion (n.) 1 public opinion, popular judgement
opinion (n.) 2 reputation, character, honour
opinion (n.) 2 reputation, character, honour
opinion (n.) 2 reputation, character, honour
opinion (n.) 2 reputation, character, honour
opinion (n.) 5 arrogance, self-conceit, hubris
oppose (v.) 3 place in opposition, set up as resistance
opposed (adj.) 1 opposite, facing
oppugnancy (n.) opposition, conflict, contention
orchard (n.) garden
order (n.) 1 arrangement, disposition, direction
order (n.) 1 arrangement, disposition, direction
orgulous (adj.) proud, haughty, arrogant
orifex (n.) orifice, opening, aperture
ort (n.) scrap, fragment, fraction
outward (n.) outward show, external appearance, demeanor
overbulk (v.) outgrow, dominate, tower over
over-dusted (adj.) covered over with dust
over-eaten (adj.) eaten away all over, gnawed at on all sides
overgalled (adj.) badly swollen, heavily inflamed
overhold (v.) overestimate, overvalue, rate too highly
overtop (v.) excel, surpass, go beyond the (normal) level of
over-wrested (adj.) overstrained, overdone, over-the-top
owe (v.) 1 own, possess, have
oyes, oyez (n.) hear ye [town crier's ‘Oyez’]
pageant (n.) show, scene, spectacle, tableau
pageant (n.) show, scene, spectacle, tableau
pageant (v.) imitate as if in a play, impersonate, parody
pain (n.) effort, endeavour, exertion, labour
painted (adj.) 1 colourful, multicoloured
palate (v.) 1 relish, enjoy
pale (n.) 1 fence, paling, enclosure
palm (n.) 2 praise, honour, esteem
palm (n.) 2 praise, honour, esteem
palsy (adj.) palsied, trembling, shaking
palsy (n.) shaking fit, tremor, paralysis
palter (v.) prevaricate, deal evasively [with], quibble
palter (v.) prevaricate, deal evasively [with], quibble
pander, pandar (n.) pimp, procurer, go-between
paradox (n.) statement going against accepted belief, absurdity
pard (n.) panther, leopard
part (n.) 1 quality, attribute, gift, accomplishment [of mind or body]
part (n.) 1 quality, attribute, gift, accomplishment [of mind or body]
part (n.) 1 quality, attribute, gift, accomplishment [of mind or body]
part (n.) 1 quality, attribute, gift, accomplishment [of mind or body]
part (n.) 2 side, camp, party
part (n.) 2 side, camp, party
part (v.) 1 depart [from], leave, quit
part (v.) 1 depart [from], leave, quit
parted (adj.) 2 gifted, endowed, accomplished
partial (adj.) 2 biased, prejudiced, self-interested
particular (adj.) 1 personal, special, private
particular (adj.) 1 personal, special, private
particular (n.) 2 individual person, self
partly (adv.) slightly, in some measure, a little
party (n.) 1 side, faction, camp
pash (v.) strike, smash, knock
pashed (adj.) smashed, battered, crushed
pass (v.) 1 surpass, go beyond, outdo
pass (v.) 14 endure, undergo, experience
passage (n.) 1 incident, occurrence, event, happening
passion (n.) 1 powerful feeling, overpowering emotion [often opposed to ‘reason’]
passion (n.) 1 powerful feeling, overpowering emotion [often opposed to ‘reason’]
passion (n.) 1 powerful feeling, overpowering emotion [often opposed to ‘reason’]
passion (n.) 5 passionate outburst, emotional passage
past-proportion (n.) immeasurableness, quantity beyond compare
patchery (n.) roguery, knavery, tricks
patiently (adv.) 2 calmly, with quiet expectation
pavement (n.) paved surface, thoroughfare
pavilion (n.) ceremonial tent
pavilion (n.) ceremonial tent
pawn (v.) stake, pledge, risk
peculiar (adj.) particular, private, personal
peevish (adj.) 1 silly, foolish; or: headstrong, impulsive
pelting (adj.) paltry, petty, worthless, insignificant
per se by himself
perchance (adv.) 1 perhaps, maybe
perchance (adv.) 1 perhaps, maybe
perchance (adv.) 1 perhaps, maybe
perdition (n.) 1 ruin, destruction, devastation
perforce (adv.) 2 of necessity, with no choice in the matter
performance (n.) discharge, fulfilment, manifestation
persistive (adj.) persisting, long-lasting, persevering
person (n.) 1 fine figure, personality
person (n.) 2 physical appearance, bodily figure
pertly (adv.) 2 boldly, audaciously, impudently
pettish (adj.) petulant, peevish, bad-humoured
pheeze, feeze (v.) do for, settle the hash of, fix
physic (v.) 1 cure, correct, dose with medicine
pia mater (n.) membrane covering the brain; brain
piece (n.) 9 wine cask, butt of liquor
piece out (v.) 1 augment, increase, supplement
pight (adj.) 2 pitched, set up
pin (n.) 1 trifle, triviality, insignificant amount
pitiful (adj.) compassionate, merciful, tender
place (n.) 1 position, post, office, rank
place (n.) 1 position, post, office, rank
place (n.) 1 position, post, office, rank
place (n.) 1 position, post, office, rank
place (n.) 2 precedence, proper place
place (n.) 6 way, room
placket (n.) 2 opening in the front of a skirt or petticoat
plague (v.) torment, vex, trouble
plaguy (adv.) confoundedly, insufferably, pestilently
plantage (n.) vegetation, plant-life
pleasant (adj.) 1 facetious, joking, droll
pleasantly (adv.) gratifyingly, satisfyingly
plight (n.) 1 good shape, health, fit condition
plot (n.) 1 plan, scheme, stratagem
pluck down (v.) 2 pull down, drag down
point (n.) 3 summit, apex, highest point
poise (n.) 4 forceful impact, heavy blow
poise (v.) balance, weigh, make even
poise (v.) balance, weigh, make even
policy (n.) 1 statecraft, statesmanship, diplomacy
policy (n.) 1 statecraft, statesmanship, diplomacy
policy (n.) 2 stratagem, cunning, intrigue, craft
policy (n.) 2 stratagem, cunning, intrigue, craft
politic (adj.) 1 prudent, cautious, discreet, shrewd
pop (v.) arrive unexpectedly, move in suddenly
porpentine (n.) porcupine
port (n.) 1 portal, entrance, gateway
port (n.) 1 portal, entrance, gateway
portable (adj.) bearable, supportable, endurable
portly (adj.) stately, majestic, dignified
position (n.) 1 [in logic] affirmation, assertion, hypothesis
positive (adj.) unconditional, absolute, unqualified
possess (v.) 1 notify, inform, acquaint
possession (n.) 2 property, estate, belongings
post (v.) 1 hasten, speed, ride fast
potency (n.) power, authority, command
power (n.) 1 armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.) 3 authority, government
power (n.) 8 faculty, function, ability
power (n.) 8 faculty, function, ability
power (n.) 8 faculty, function, ability
practise (v.) 2 put to use, employ
praise (n.) 1 praiseworthiness, merit, virtue
precious-dear (adj.) dearly precious
predominance (n.) ascendancy, predominant influence, authority
prefixed (adj.) fixed, settled, prearranged, decided in advance
pregnant (adj.) 1 well-disposed, ready, inclined, receptive
prenominate (v.) name beforehand, specify in advance
preposterous (adj.) 1 contrary to the natural order, monstrous, perverted
prescience (n.) 2 foresight, forethought, planning ahead
presence (n.) 5 appearance, bearing, demeanour
presently (adv.) 1 immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.) 1 immediately, instantly, at once
presume on (v.) take insufficiently into account, rely too readily on
pretty (adj.) 1 clever, ingenious, artful
prevention (n.) 1 forestalling action, preventive measure
price (n.) value, worth, importance
prick (n.) 4 marker, pointer, indication
primitive (adj.) original, classical, typical
primogenitive (n.) primogeniture; right of inheritance due to the first-born child
privileged (adj.) [of a professional fool] allowed to say anything
process (n.) 1 progress, course, path
prodigal (n.) 1 waster, squanderer, spendthrift
prodigious (adj.) 1 ominous, portentous, promising evil
profess (v.) 3 practise, pursue, claim knowledge of
prompt (adj.) 1 inclined, disposed, prone
prompted (adj.) eagerly ready, urged on to act
proof (n.) 3 test, trial
proof (n.) 3 test, trial
proof (n.) 3 test, trial
propend (v.) incline, be disposed, have a propensity
propension (n.) propensity, inclination, cast of mind
proper (adj.) 1 good-looking, handsome, comely
proper (adj.) 2 very, own
proportion (n.) 4 natural order, proper relationship
propose (v.) 2 bring up for consideration, set before the mind
proposition (n.) 1 offer, proposal
propugnation (n.) defence, justification, vindication
protest (n.) protestation, declaration, avowal
protractive (adj.) protracted, interminable, long-drawn-out
prove (v.) 4 prove to be true, turn out to be the truth
providence (n.) 1 foresight, forethought
puling (n./adj.) 1 whimpering, whining, complaining
pun (v.) pound, hammer, batter
purblind (adj.) 1 half-blind, dim-sighted
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 2 point at issue, matter in hand
purpose (n.) 3 outcome, result, end
purpose (v.) 1 intend, plan
push (n.) 2 attack, assault, thrust
put back (v.) repulse, reject, refuse
put on (v.) 3 show, manifest, exhibit
puttock (n.) kite; greedy scavenger
quail (n.) courtesan, prostitute
qualify (v.) 1 moderate, weaken, diminish
qualifying (adj.) moderating, diluting, weakening
quality (n.) 2 accomplishment, capacity, ability
quality (n.) 7 occasion, cause
queller (n.) destroyer, killer
question (n.) 2 point at issue, problem, business
question (n.) 2 point at issue, problem, business
question (n.) 4 debating, discussion, investigation
quick (adj.) 2 lively, animated, vivacious
quondam (adj.) former, erstwhile, previous
quote (v.) 1 closely observe, note, examine
quoth (v.) said
quoth (v.) said
rack (n.) 4 machine of torture which stretches the limbs
raging (adj.) 1 roving, wanton, riotous
rail (v.) rant, rave, be abusive [about]
rail (v.) rant, rave, be abusive [about]
rail (v.) rant, rave, be abusive [about]
rail (v.) rant, rave, be abusive [about]
rail (v.) rant, rave, be abusive [about]
rail (v.) rant, rave, be abusive [about]
railing (adj.) abusive, derisive, haranguing
rank (adj.) 1 growing in abundance, excessively luxuriant [often unattractively]
rank (adj.) 4 gross, outlandish, coarse
rank (adj.) 6 bloated, swollen, puffed-up
rank (adj.) 10 violent, heated, intemperate
rank (adv.) densely, thickly, completely
ransacked (adj.) violated, ravished, plundered
rape (n.) abduction, violent seizure
rapt (adj.) 1 absorbed, engrossed, preoccupied
rash (adj.) 1 sudden, quickly acting, operating immediately
rate (v.) 1 berate, reproach, rebuke, scold
ravished (adj.) abducted, carried off by force
reason (n.) 2 reasoning, argument
reason (n.) 2 reasoning, argument
reason (n.) 2 reasoning, argument
reck (v.) regard, heed, care [for]
reckoning (n.) 1 counting up, enumeration, calculation
recordation (n.) 2 committing to memory, solemn recording
recourse (n.) 2 repeated flowing, recurrence
recreant (n.) 1 coward, faint-hearted individual
redeem (v.) 1 free, liberate, extricate
refractory (adj.) rebellious, obstinate, umanageable
regard (n.) 3 respect, repute, esteem
regard (n.) 4 look, glance, gaze
rejoindure (n.) reunion, reuniting
relation (n.) 1 report, account, narration
relish (n.) 4 taste, flavour, savour
remainder (adj.) left-over, remaining, uneaten
remorse (n.) 1 pity, regret, sorrow
render (v.) 2 exchange, give in return
repair (v.) 1 come, go, make one's way
repining (adj.) grudging, grumbling
reproof (n.) 2 rebuff, rebuke, censure
requite (v.), past forms requit, requited 1 reward, repay, recompense
respect (n.) 2 attention, heed, deliberation
respect (n.) 3 regard, admiration, favour, opinion
resty (adj.) lazy, sluggish
retire (n.) retreat, withdrawal
retire (n.) retreat, withdrawal
retire (n.) retreat, withdrawal
retort (v.) 1 turn back, return, reflect
return (v.) 1 answer, report, say in reply [to]
reverend (adj.) revered, worthy, respected
reversion (n.) 2 prospective inheritance, expectation of possession
revolted (adj.) 2 faithless, disloyal, inconstant
revolve (v.) consider, ponder, meditate
rheum (n.) 2 watery discharge, seepage [especially of the eyes]
ribald (adj.) raucously abusive, noisily irreverent
right (adv.) 2 just, precisely
rive (v.) 1 split, rend, cleave
rive (v.) 1 split, rend, cleave
rivelled (adj.) furrowed, wrinkled
rivet (n.) bolt for fastening a piece of armour
roisting (adj.) roistering, swaggering, vaunting
rotten (adj.) 1 unhealthy, corrupting, unwholesome
roundly (adv.) 2 bluntly, outspokenly; or: fluently, glibly
rub (v.) 3 stir up, encourage, stimulate
rude (adj.) 1 violent, harsh, unkind
rude (adj.) 1 violent, harsh, unkind
rude (adj.) 7 amateurish, inexpert, lacking polish
rude (adj.) 7 amateurish, inexpert, lacking polish
rude (adj.) 8 cacophonous, raucous, barbarous
rudely (adv.) 1 violently, roughly, with great force
rudeness (n.) 1 rough manner, uncouth behaviour
rudeness (n.) 2 violent action, forceful strength
ruin (n.) 1 ruination, destruction, devastation
ruinous (adj.) ruined, decayed, ravaged
rule (n.) 1 principle, order, regulation
rule (n.) 2 proper discipline, good management
ruth (n.) pity, compassion, sympathy
ruthful (adj.) piteous, lamentable, woeful
sad (adj.) 3 downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
safety (n.) 1 prudent course of action, best safeguard
sally (n.) sudden attack against an enemy, sortie
salt (adj.) 3 stinging, bitter, biting
salute (v.) 1 greet, welcome, address
sanctimony (n.) 1 sanctity, holiness, religious fervour
sans (prep.) without
sarcenet, sarsanet (adj.) of thin silk, light, flimsy
sauce (v.) 1 spice, season, flavour
saucy (adj.) 1 insolent, impudent, presumptuous, defiant
savage (adj.) 4 boorish, uncivil, unsociable
save (v.) 2 prevent, avoid, avert
scab (n.) scurvy fellow, scoundrel, villain
scaffoldage (n.) theatre scaffolding, stage platform
scaled, scaling (adj.) scaly, covered in scales
scant (v.) 2 limit, restrict, constrain
scantling (n.) guideline, index, standard of measurement
scape, 'scape (v.) escape, avoid
school (n.) 1 university
school (n.) 5 shoal of fish
scorn (n.) 1 mockery, taunt, insult, act of derision
screech-owl (n.) barn-owl [thought to be a bird of ill omen]
scruple (n.) 1 tiny amount, last ounce
scruple (n.) 2 suspicion, misgiving, doubt
scurril (adj.) scurrilous, coarse, vulgar
scurvy (adj.) 1 contemptible, despicable, wretched
scurvy (adj.) 1 contemptible, despicable, wretched
scurvy-valiant (adj.) supremely worthless, heartily contemptible
seal (v.) 1 confirm, ratify, approve
seam (n.) grease, fat
search (v.) 1 probe, explore, examine
season (n.) 1 time, due time, occasion
seat (n.) 1 throne
second (adj.) using a deputy, surrogate, proxy
second (v.) 1 support, assist, reinforce
secure (adj.) 2 over-confident, unsuspecting, too self-confident
securely (adv.) 2 over-confidently, carelessly, heedlessly
see (v.) 1 meet, see each other
seeded (adj.) run to seed, seasoned, matured
seeming (adj.) apparent, convincing in appearance
seeming (n.) 3 demeanour, outward behaviour
seethe (v.) 2 boil with urgency, bubble, be in a ferment
seizure (n.) grasping of hands, clasp, hold
seld (adv.) seldom, rarely
self-admission (n.) self-admiration, self-centredness
self-affected (adj.) self-loving, egotistical, conceited
self-assumption (n.) self-importance, arrogance, egotism
sense (n.) 1 senses, sensation, organs of sense
sense (n.) 1 senses, sensation, organs of sense
sense (n.) 1 senses, sensation, organs of sense
sense (n.) 2 ability to respond to sensation, physical perception
sense (n.) 2 ability to respond to sensation, physical perception
sense (n.) 5 mind, power of reason, wits
sense (n.) 8 interpretation, construction, signification
sequent (adj.) 1 following, ensuing, consequent
sequester (v.) separate, remove, cut off
serpigo (n.) type of spreading skin disease
servant (n.) 1 devotee, one who gives dedicated service, lover
serve one's turn meet one's need, answer one's requirements
set down (v.) 2 log, make note, put on record
several (adj.) 1 separate, different, distinct
several (adj.) 1 separate, different, distinct
several (n.) 1 (plural) details, particulars, individual points
severally (adv.) separately, individually
shade (n.) 4 covered place, sheltered spot
shape (n.) 1 appearance, aspect, visible form
share from (v.) receive at the expense of
sharp (adj.) 1 severe, harsh, merciless
shent (v.) 2 insult, disgrace, shame
shiver (n.) fragment, splinter, piece
shoeing-horn (n.) shoe-horn; person used as a tool, hanger-on
shrewdly (adv.) 1 seriously, mightily, very much
shrike (n./v.) variant spelling of ‘shriek’
shrink (v.) 1 shiver, recoil, draw back
shut up (v.) 4 embody, sum up, include
sick (adj.) 6 envious, resentful, malicious
sieve (n.) basket, hold-all, container [especially for market produce]
signify (v.) report, make known, declare
sinew (n.) 1 muscle
sinew (n.) 1 muscle
sinew (n.) 1 muscle
sinew (n.) 1 muscle
sinew (n.) 1 muscle
sinew (n.) 1 muscle
sinew (n.) 2 nerve
sinew (n.) 3 strength, force, power
sinewy (adj.) muscular, well-developed, brawny
sing (v.) 2 make music with; entice, make advances to
sinister (adj.) 1 left
sink (n.) cesspool, waste pit, sewer
skittish (adj.) changeable, fickle, inconstant
slack (v.) 1 slacken, reduce, slow down
slave (n.) 1 fellow, rascal, rogue, villain
sleave-silk (n.) silk thread for embroidery
sleeveless (adj.) futile, fruitless, unproductive
slightly (adv.) 1 without much attention, neglectfully
sodden (adj.) 1 boiled, stewed up
sodden-witted (adj.) stew-brained, limp-minded, alcohol-crazed
soft (adj.) 2 tender, compassionate, kind
soil (n.) 1 blemish, stain, tarnish
soil (v.) blemish, stain, tarnish
soilure (n.) soiling, staining, defilement
sole (adv.) uniquely, singularly, incomparably
sometime (adv.) 2 sometimes, now and then
sop (n.) piece of bread or cake steeped in liquid [before being eaten]
sore (adv.) 1 seriously, greatly, very much
sort (n.) 3 way, manner
sort (n.) 3 way, manner
sort (n.) 3 way, manner
sort (n.) 6 lot [item drawn from a receptacle in a lottery]
sort (v.) 1 suit, be fitting, be appropriate
soul (n.) 2 inner conviction, personal impulse
soul (n.) 3 conscience, heart, inner being
soul (n.) 4 real nature, essence
span (n.) 1 hand breadth [from tip of thumb to tip of little finger, when the hand is extended]
specialty (n.) 1 obligation, bond, requirement
spectacle (n.) thing to be seen, sight
speculation (n.) 2 power of sight, vision
speed (v.) 1 meet with success, prosper, flourish
spend (v.) 4 waste, pass unprofitably
spend one's mouth [hunting] bark, bay, give tongue
sphere (n.) 3 place in the heavens
sphered (adj.) puffed out into the shape of a sphere, rounded,
spirit (n.) 3 life-supporting substance thought to be carried by the blood, animating essence
spirit (n.) 3 life-supporting substance thought to be carried by the blood, animating essence
spleen (n.) 1 temper, spirit, passion [part of the body seen as the source of both gloomy and mirthful emotions]
spleen (n.) 2 irritability, malice, bad temper
spleen (n.) 4 amusement, delight, merriment
spoil (n.) 2 plunder, booty
sport (n.) 1 recreation, amusement, entertainment
sport (n.) 1 recreation, amusement, entertainment
sport (n.) 1 recreation, amusement, entertainment
sport (n.) 4 subject of sport
sportful (adj.) 1 sporting, recreational, not in earnest
spotted (adj.) 1 stained, blemished
spout (n.) water-spout
sprightly, spritely (adj.) 1 cheerful, light-hearted, bright
sprite, spright (n.) 1 spirit, ghost, supernatural being
square (v.) 2 judge, measure, appraise
stain (n.) 4 hint, tinge, dash
stale (v.) 2 depreciate, make cheap, lower the dignity of
stand (n.) 3 stop, pause, standing still
stand (v.) 3 stop, halt
stand to (v.) 1 maintain, uphold, be steadfast in
stander (n.) supporter, sustainer, prop
stander-by (n.) bystander, onlooker, spectator
start (v.) 2 startle, alarm, disturb
starting (adj.) bounding, eager, energetic
starve out (v.) endure in fierce cold
starved (adj.) 2 meagre, insubstantial, wanting
state (n.) 1 condition, circumstances, situation, state of affairs
state (n.) 3 persons of rank, nobility, court, council of state
state (n.) 3 persons of rank, nobility, court, council of state
state (n.) 10 government, ruling body, administration
state (n.) 10 government, ruling body, administration
stay (n.) 2 support, prop
stay (v.) 1 wait (for), await
stay (v.) 1 wait (for), await
stay for (v.) wait for, await
stepdame, step-dame (n.) stepmother
stick (v.) 3 pierce, stab, wound
stickler-like (adv.) like a tournament umpire
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 2 ever, now [as before]
still (adv.) 2 ever, now [as before]
still (adv.) 2 ever, now [as before]
stint (v.) 2 limit, hold back, restrain
stirring (adj.) busy, bustling, active
stithy (v.) forge, hammer out
stomach (n.) 2 wish, inclination, desire
stomach (n.) 2 wish, inclination, desire
stomach (n.) 2 wish, inclination, desire
stool (n.) chamber-pot, commode
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
strain (n.) 1 quality, character, disposition
strain (n.) 3 vocal effusion, lyrical outpouring
strain at (v.) have difficulty in accepting, have a problem with
strained (adj.) 3 refined, purified, distilled
strained (adj.) 3 refined, purified, distilled
strait (n.) cramped passage, confined path
strange (adj.) 4 foreign, alien, from abroad
strange (adj.) 4 foreign, alien, from abroad
strange (adj.) 7 aloof, distant, reserved
strangely (adv.) 1 like a stranger, distantly, in an unfriendly manner
strangely (adv.) 1 like a stranger, distantly, in an unfriendly manner
strangeness (n.) estrangement, disaffection, coldness, aloofness
strangeness (n.) estrangement, disaffection, coldness, aloofness
strawy (adj.) like straw, worthless as straw
strength (n.) 2 validity, forcefulness, cogency
stretched (adj.) 2 strained, forced, affected
strike (v.), past form stroke 2 beat, sound, strike up
strike off (v.) cancel [as by a pen-stroke], erase, remove
strike off (v.) cancel [as by a pen-stroke], erase, remove
stubborn (adj.) 1 resistant, hostile, antagonistic
subduement (n.) someone overcome in a fight
subscribe (v.) 3 make acknowledgement of, admit to
subscribe (v.) 4 submit, yield, give in
substance (n.) 2 property, wealth, possessions, treasure
subtle, subtile (adj.) 1 crafty, cunning, wily
subtle, subtile (adj.) 4 fine, thin, slender
subtle-potent (adj.) powerfully refined
subtly, subtilly (adv.) deceitfully, treacherously, deceptively
success (n.) 1 result, outcome, issue
success (n.) 1 result, outcome, issue
suddenly (adv.) 1 immediately, at once, without delay
suffer (v.) 1 allow, permit, let
suffer (v.) 1 allow, permit, let
sufferance (n.) 1 distress, suffering, hardship
sufferance (n.) 1 distress, suffering, hardship
suffice (v.) 2 satisfy, content, be enough [for]
suit (n.) 2 wooing, courtship
sunburnt (adj.) of dark complexion, not fair-skinned [and therefore unattractive]
sunder (v.) 2 cut, divide, put an end to
sup (v.) 1 have supper
suppose (n.) 2 expectation, hope; purpose, intention
surety (n.) 1 guarantee, ratification, warrant
surety (n.) 1 guarantee, ratification, warrant
surety (n.) 3 security, confidence, stability
surmised (adj.) imagined, hoped-for, intended
swagger (v.) 1 force by blustering language, bully
swain (n.) 4 lover, wooer, sweetheart
swath (n.) 2 swathe, sweep of a scythe
sway (n.) 3 position of authority, powerful office
sway (v.) 1 control, rule, direct, govern
sweat (v.) 2 use the sweating-tub [as a cure for for venereal disease]
swerve (v.) go astray, err, be wrong
swing (n.) driving force, thrusting power
swooning (adj.) shown by fainting, marked by loss of the senses
sympathize (v.) 1 agree, be in accord
sympathize with (v.) resemble, be like, have an affinity with
table (n.) 1 writing tablet, memo pad, notebook
taborin, tabourine (n.) type of drum [narrower and longer than a tabor]
taint (n.) 3 disgracing, dishonouring, discrediting
taint (v.) 1 sully, infect, stain
take (v.) 20 conquer, overthrow, destroy
take (v.) 21 take refuge in, go into, enter [for safety]
take off (v.) 1 reduce, diminish, lessen
take upon (v.) 1 profess, pretend, affect [oneself]
tame (adj.) 2 familiar, habitual, customary
tamed (adj.) [of a cask] tapped, pierced
tapster (n.) inn waiter, drawer of ale
tarre (v.) incite, provoke, arouse
tarry (v.) 1 stay, remain, linger
tarry (v.) 1 stay, remain, linger
tarry (v.) 2 stay for, wait for, allow time for
tarrying (n.) waiting, delaying, lingering
tassel (n.) ornamental fringe
taste (v.) 1 try out, test, put to the proof
tax (v.) 1 censure, blame, take to task, disparage
tax (v.) 2 order, tell, command
tell (v.) 1 count out, number, itemize
temper (n.) 1 frame of mind, temperament, disposition
temper (v.) 2 mould, shape, work, bring [to a particular character]
temperate (adj.) 2 calm, moderate, composed
tempered (adj.) 2 in such a mood, of this disposition
temporize (v.) 2 negotiate, come to terms, effect a compromise
tempt (v.) 1 try, test, make trial of
tempt (v.) 3 risk, venture out to, dare to encounter
tend (v.) 1 attend, wait on, serve
tender (adj.) 6 pitiable, pathetic, moving
tenor, tenour (n.) 1 substance, content, matter, drift
tent (n.) 3 probe, insert [for exploring wounds]
tercel (n.) male hawk
tetchy, teachy (adj.) irritable, peevish, fretful
tetter (n.) scaly eruption of the skin, scurf
theme (n.) 1 subject, subject-matter, topic of discourse
theme (n.) 1 subject, subject-matter, topic of discourse
theme (n.) 2 reason for acting, ground of belief
theme (n.) 2 reason for acting, ground of belief
thick (adj.) 6 quick, rapid, fast
thicket (n.) densely wooded area
thievery (n.) plunder, booty, stolen property
this, by by this time
thought (n.) 2 melancholic reflection, anxiety, sorrow, worry
thrice-famed (adj.) most famous
thrice-repured (adj.) highly purified, extremely refined
thrifty (adj.) worthy, estimable; also: stingy, frugal
through (adv.) thoroughly
thunder-darter (n.) wielder of thunderbolts
thwart (adv.) adversely, untowardly, detrimentally
tickle (v.) 1 move easily, affect readily
tickle (v.) 2 beat, flog, rain blows on
tickling (adj.) 2 aroused, titillated, excited
tide (n.) 1 season, date, time [of year]
time (n.) 7 circumstance, particular occasion
tisick (n.) consumptive cough, infection of lungs and throat
tithe (adj.) tenth
toast (n.) piece of hot toast, sop
token (n.) 5 keepsake, present, memento
token (n.) 5 keepsake, present, memento
topless (adj.) supreme, paramount
tortive (adj.) contorted, tortuous, twisting
touch (n.) 1 trait, quality, feature
touch (n.) 2 sense, feeling, intuition, hint
touch (v.) 1 affect, concern, regard, relate to
touch (v.) 2 refer to, treat of, deal with
touch (v.) 13 land at, arrive at, visit
tractable (adj.) compliant, manageable, governable
traded (adj.) practised, expert, experienced
train (v.) 2 draw on, induce, tempt
translate (v.) 2 explain, interpret
transportance (n.) transportation, conveyance
travail, travel (n.) 1 labour, effort, exertion [often overlapping with sense 2]
travail, travel (n.) 1 labour, effort, exertion [often overlapping with sense 2]
trial (n.) 1 action of testing, putting to the proof
trim (adj.) 1 fine, excellent, smart
trim (v.) 2 tidy up, make ready, prepare
tripping (adv.) light-footedly, with nimble dance-steps
troth (n.) 1 truth, good faith
true (adj.) 1 loyal, firm, faithful in allegiance
true (adj.) 2 constant, faithful in love
true (adj.) 2 constant, faithful in love
true (adj.) 5 reliable, trustworthy, dependable
trump (n.) 1 trumpet
trumpet (n.) 1 trumpeter; herald, announcer
trumpet (n.) 1 trumpeter; herald, announcer
truncheon (n.) 1 military baton, staff of office
truth (n.) 1 loyalty, allegiance, faithfulness
truth (n.) 1 loyalty, allegiance, faithfulness
truth (n.) 3 abstract principle, general rule
tune (n.) 1 state of mind, mood
turn (n.) 1 need, requirement, purpose [especially in the phrase ‘serve one's turn’ = meet one's need]
turpitude (n.) wickedess, vileness, depravity
turtle (n.) turtle-dove, lover
twain (adv.) of separate minds, at variance
unarm (v.) disarm, remove armour
unarm (v.) disarm, remove armour
unarm (v.) disarm, remove armour
unarm (v.) disarm, remove armour
unarm (v.) disarm, remove armour
unarm (v.) disarm, remove armour
unawares, at unexpectedly
unbodied (adj.) abstract, conceptual, formless
unbruised (adj.) 1 unmarked, uncrushed, undamaged
unclasp (v.) reveal, display, divulge
uncomprehensive (adj.) fathomless, boundless, immeasurable
under-honest (adj.) less than honourable
undone (adj.) ruined, destroyed, brought down
ungently (adv.) unkindly, roughly, rudely
ungracious (adj.) 2 inconsiderate, graceless, unmannerly
unjust (adj.) 1 dishonest, untrustworthy, crooked
unkind (adj.) 2 unnatural, abnormal, aberrant
unknown (adj.) 1 obscure, little-known
unplausive (adj.) disapproving, displeased, censurious
unpractised (adj.) inexperienced, naive, innocent
unrespective (adj.) 2 undiscriminating, making no distinction, all-inclusive
unsecret (adj.) lacking in secrecy, unconfidential
unsquared (adj.) badly fitting, unsuitable, unbecoming
untent (v.) remove from a tent
untimbered (adj.) lacking a strong wooden frame; unsound, frail
untraded (adj.) unconventional, unaccustomed, unfamiliar
unwholesome (adj.) 1 harmful, damaging, noxious
use (v.) 1 be accustomed, make a habit [of]
use (v.) 1 be accustomed, make a habit [of]
use (v.) 2 treat, deal with, manage
use (v.) 8 frequent, hang out at, visit regularly
vail (n.) 1 setting, going down
vainglory, vain-glory (n.) 2 showy event, ostentatious activity
vantage (n.) 2 advantageous position, place of vantage, superiority
vantbrace, vambrace (n.) armour to protect the fore-arm
varlet (n.) 1 knave, rogue, rascal, ruffian
varlet (n.) 1 knave, rogue, rascal, ruffian
varlet (n.) 2 manservant, page, attendant
varlet (n.) 2 manservant, page, attendant
vassalage (n.) 1 humble people, low subjects
vaunt (n.) 2 beginning, outset, first part
vein (n.) 1 state of mind, motive, mood
venomed (adj.) poisoned, venomous
venomous (adj.) 2 embittered, rancorous, malignant
vent (n.) 1 aperture, opening
very (adj.) 1 [intensifying] thorough-going, absolute
very (adj.) 3 mere, alone
viand (n.) (usually plural) food, victuals, foodstuff
view (n.) 1 sight, range of vision
view (n.) 2 inspection, examination
view (n.) 2 inspection, examination
villain (n.) 2 scoundrel, rogue, rascal
villain (n.) 2 scoundrel, rogue, rascal
vindicative (adj.) vindictive, punitive, revengeful
vinewed (adj.) mouldy, rotten, decaying
violent (v.) rage with violence, seethe, rampage
virtue (n.) 5 worth, value, excellence
virtue (n.) 8 virtuous self, honour, excellency
visage (n.) 1 face, countenance
vizard (v.) cover with a mask; conceal, hide
voice (n.) 2 support, approval, good word
voice (n.) 3 authoritative opinion, judgement
voice (n.) 3 authoritative opinion, judgement
voice (n.) 5 shout of acclamation, cry of applause
voluntary (n.) volunteer
waftage (n.) passage, conveyance by water
waking (adj.) awake, wakeful
wallet (n.) 2 bag, knapsack
want (v.) 1 lack, need, be without
want (v.) 1 lack, need, be without
wanton (adj.) 2 casual, gentle
wanton (adj.) 5 sexually hot, passionate, sportive
wanton (adj.) 5 sexually hot, passionate, sportive
wanton (adj.) 5 sexually hot, passionate, sportive
wantonness (n.) 1 foolish behaviour, caprice, whims
ward (n.) 1 [fencing] defensive posture, parrying movement
ward (v.) protect, defend, guard
ware (adj.) 1 aware, conscious, sensible
warrant (v.) 1 assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
warrant (v.) 1 assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
warrant (v.) 4 justify, defend, stand up for
watch (n.) 3 sleepless state, wakefulness
watery (adj.) 2 moist, clammy, salivating
way of, in (prep.) of the nature of, as a point of
ways, come thy / your come along
weather, keep the keep to the windward side
wedge (v.) cleave, split [as with a wedge]
weed (n.) 1 (plural) garments, dress, clothes
weigh (v.) 3 judge, rate, assess the value of
wench (n.) girl, lass
wench (n.) girl, lass
wenching (adj.) someone who hangs around with women
wheel (v.) turn to face in a new direction, circle round
whisper (v.) speak secretly with, talk confidentially to
whore-masterly (adj.) lecherous, having the character of a whoremaster
whoreson (adj.) [abusive intensifier, serious or jocular] bastard, wretched, vile
whoreson (adj.) [abusive intensifier, serious or jocular] bastard, wretched, vile
whoreson (adj.) [abusive intensifier, serious or jocular] bastard, wretched, vile
wide (adj.) 3 wide of the mark, mistaken
wight (n.) [archaism] person, human being
wild (adj.) 2 rash, reckless, careless
will (n.) 1 desire, wish, liking, inclination
will (n.) 1 desire, wish, liking, inclination
will (n.) 2 lust, sexual desire, passion
will (n.) 3 wilfulness, self-will, determination
will (n.) 3 wilfulness, self-will, determination
will (v.), past form would 1 desire, wish, want
will (v.), past form would 1 desire, wish, want
will (v.), past form would 1 desire, wish, want
will (v.), past form would 1 desire, wish, want
willed (adj.) [debated reading] self-willed, deliberate, premeditated
Winchester goose [contemptuous] groin swelling caused by venereal disease
wind (n.) 1 breath
wind (n.) 2 sighing, lamenting breath
wit (n.) 1 intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
wit (n.) 1 intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
wit (n.) 1 intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
wit (n.) 1 intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
wit (n.) 1 intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
wit (n.) 1 intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
wit (n.) 1 intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
wit (n.) 1 intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
wit (n.) 1 intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
wit (n.) 1 intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
wit (n.) 1 intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
wit (n.) 1 intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
wit (n.) 1 intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
wit (n.) 1 intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
wit (n.) 3 reasoning, thinking, deliberation
withhold (v.) 1 restrain, hold back, keep in check
without (adv.) externally, on the outside
witty (adj.) 4 with all one's wits at the ready
wonder (n.) 2 object of fascination, target of astonishment
woof (n.) cross-threads in a web; web
work (n.) 1 deed, doing, action
wrangler (n.) quarreller, arguer; also: opponent, disputant
wrest (n.) [music] implement for tuning
yesternight (n.) last night
zeal (n.) ardour, fervour; or: loyalty, devotion