King Edward III


 
 
 
 
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Act I
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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 King Edward III

abide (v.) 3 stay, remain, stop [in a position]
abroad (adv.) 2 around, about, on the move
abstract (n.) 1 summary, digest
abuse (n.) 2 offence, wrong, insult, transgression
acceptable (adj.) welcome, pleasing, gratifying
accomplement (n.) equipment, military trappings
accord (v.) agree, assent, consent
according as (prep.) according to
account, accompt (n.) 1 reckoning, judgement [especially by God]
admiral (n.) admiral's ship, flagship
admiral (n.) admiral's ship, flagship
adulterate (adj.) adulterous
adverse (adj.) 2 opposing, opposite, other
affection (n.) 2 emotion, feeling
affection (n.) 2 emotion, feeling
affection (n.) 4 love, devotion
afflict (v.) be made to suffer, torment, persecute
affright (v.) frighten, terrify, scare
after (adj.) 2 future, later, following
again (prep.) against, facing
aggravate (v.) 2 make more grievous, make worse, exacerbate
alarm, alarum, 'larm, 'larum (n.) 1 call to arms, call to battle, signal to begin fighting
albeit (conj.) although
all-ending (adj.) bringing an end to everything, doom-laden
altogether (adv.) entirely, wholly, exclusively
amain (adv.) 1 in all haste, at full speed
amain (adv.) 1 in all haste, at full speed
amber (n.) any amber-coloured substance or material
amiss (adv.) wrongly, improperly, in an unseemly way
amiss (adv.) wrongly, improperly, in an unseemly way
anon (adv.) 1 soon, shortly, presently
anon (adv.) 1 soon, shortly, presently
anon (adv.) 1 soon, shortly, presently
answer (v.) 11 act along with, sustain, respond to
antic, antick(e), antique (adj.) 2 ancient, olden, former
apace (adv.) quickly, speedily, at a great rate
apparel (v.) 1 clothe, dress up, trick out
apparent (adj.) 1 plainly visible, conspicuous, evident, obvious
application (n.) 2 analogy, allusion, reference
appoint (v.) 2 grant, provide, assign
apprehend (v.) 3 be apprehensive about, fear
approve (v.) 1 prove, confirm, corroborate, substantiate
approve (v.) 1 prove, confirm, corroborate, substantiate
arbour (n.) bower, shady retreat
argument (n.) 6 proof, evidence, demonstration
armado (n.) armada, fleet, navy
array (n.) 2 readiness for combat, warlike state
array (n.) 2 readiness for combat, warlike state
array (n.) 2 readiness for combat, warlike state
aspect (n.) 2 [of objects] sight, appearance
assay (v.) 1 attempt, try, venture
attaint (v.) 1 affect, touch, strike
attend (v.) 1 await, wait for, expect
attend (v.) 1 await, wait for, expect
attend (v.) 2 serve, follow, wait [on/upon]
attend (v.) 2 serve, follow, wait [on/upon]
attend (v.) 5 wait, tarry, postpone
attend (v.) 7 listen [to], pay attention [to]
attendance (n.) 2 attention, consideration, notice
attirement (n.) outfit, clothing, garment
authority (n.) 1 right to command, position of power
authority (n.) 3 authoritative influence, dictatorial opinion
avail (n.) advantage, benefit, aid
awe (v.) 1 repress through dread, constrain in fear
azure, azured (adj.) coloured blue, bright blue [as of an uncloudy sky]
band (n.) 3 body of men, troop
band (n.) 5 bond, shackle, chain
bandy (v.) 2 band together, make a league, fight
bane (n.) 2 murderer, killer, destroyer
bank (n.) 3 ant-hill
banneret (n.) 1 standard of a knight entitled to lead his own body of troops
barbarism (n.) 1 rudeness, churlishness
bark, barque (n.) ship, vessel
bark, barque (n.) ship, vessel
barricado (n.) barricade, rampart, barrier
base (adj.) 1 dishonourable, low, unworthy
base (adj.) 1 dishonourable, low, unworthy
base (adj.) 1 dishonourable, low, unworthy
base (adj.) 3 poor, wretched, of low quality
basely (adv.) dishonourably, shamefully, ignominiously
battle (n.) 1 army, fighting force, battalion
battle (n.) 1 army, fighting force, battalion
battle (n.) 1 army, fighting force, battalion
battle (n.) 1 army, fighting force, battalion
battle (n.) 2 battle array, war formation, ranks of soldiers
battle (n.) 2 battle array, war formation, ranks of soldiers
battle (n.) 2 battle array, war formation, ranks of soldiers
battle (n.) 2 battle array, war formation, ranks of soldiers
battle (n.) 3 hostile encounter, force
battled (adv.) in battalions, with deployed troops
bear (v.), past forms bore, borne 1 behave, look, conduct [oneself]
bear (v.), past forms bore, borne 7 keep, present, show
bear out (v.) 1 endure, weather, cope [with]
become (v.) 2 grace, honour, dignify
become (v.) 2 grace, honour, dignify
become (v.) 2 grace, honour, dignify
bed-blotting (adj.) polluting the marriage bed
befall (v.), past forms befallen, befell 2 happen to, come to
begird (v.), past form begirt surround, encircle, besiege
begird (v.), past form begirt surround, encircle, besiege
beguile (v.) 3 charm, captivate, bewitch
belike (adv.) probably, presumably, perhaps, so it seems
belike (adv.) probably, presumably, perhaps, so it seems
belike (adv.) probably, presumably, perhaps, so it seems
belly-god (n.) someone who makes a god of his belly, guzzler
bemoaning (adj.) lamenting, plaintive, sorrowful
bend (v.) 5 give way, bow, submit
bequeath (n.) bequest, legacy
bereave (v.) 2 plunder, ravage, devastate
beseem (v.) befit, be fitting [for], be seemly [for]
besiege (n.) siege, besieging
bespeak (v.), past forms bespake, bespoke 3 speak for, arrange for, claim
bestow (v.) 1 give, provide, grant
bestow (v.) 4 accommodate, lodge, quarter
bestride (v.) 2 mount, ride, sit upon
bestride (v.) 2 mount, ride, sit upon
betake (v.) 1 go, take oneself off, make one's way
bethink (v.), past form bethought 1 call to mind, think about, consider, reflect
bethink (v.), past form bethought 3 resolve, decide, have a mind
bide (v.) 2 face, await, undergo
bind in (v.) make fast, secure, surround
bit (adj.) marked, scarred
blood (n.) 7 nobility, breeding, gentility, good parentage
blot (v.) 2 erase, wipe out, obliterate
blow (v.) 1 blossom, bloom, flower
blunt (adj.) 1 stupid, obtuse, dull-witted
blunt (adj.) 2 plain-spoken, unceremonious, forthright
blurt (v.) mouthe in contempt, scoff, mock
boisterous (adj.) 1 violent, fierce, savage
boisterous (adj.) 1 violent, fierce, savage
boisterous (adj.) 1 violent, fierce, savage
boisterous (adj.) 2 tumultuous, violent, tempestuous
bond (n.) 5 shackle, chain, fetter
bonnet (n.) hat, cap
bonny (adj.) 1 strong, stalwart, strapping
bonny (adj.) 2 fine, beautiful, splendid
bonny (adj.) 2 fine, beautiful, splendid
bonny (adj.) 2 fine, beautiful, splendid
bootless (adj.) useless, worthless, fruitless, unavailing
bordering (adj.) on the border
bound (n.) 2 territory, region, domain
bounty (n.) 1 great generosity, gracious liberality, munificence
bounty (n.) 1 great generosity, gracious liberality, munificence
bow (n.) 2 bowman, archer
brace (n.) 3 cord, strap, thong
brave (adj.) 1 fine, excellent, splendid, impressive
brave (adj.) 2 noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.) 2 noble, worthy, excellent
brave (n.) boast, bravado, blustering threat
brave (v.) 1 challenge, defy, confront, provoke
bravery (n.) 1 finery, fine clothes, rich dress
braving (adj.) defiant, daring, boasting
brawl (v.) 1 quarrel, squabble, contend
brazen (adj.) 2 made of brass, very strong, powerful
break (v.) 14 wear out, exhaust
break (v.) 15 burst open, break through
breathe (v.) 2 catch breath, pause, rest
breathe (v.) 2 catch breath, pause, rest
brief (n.) 4 epitome, embodiment
broil (n.) 1 turmoil, confused fighting, battle
brow (n.) 3 eyebrow
bruit (v.) report, announce, proclaim
buckle (v.) 1 prepare for battle, engage in warfare
burgonet (n.) [type of] small light helmet
busy (adj.) 1 always engaged, active, constantly occupied
but (adv.) 1 merely, only
buttoned (adj.) fitted out with buttons, studded, bossed
buzz (v.) 1 spread, move about, send
cabinet (n.) 1 private apartment, intimate chamber
canker (n./adj.) 2 cancer, ulcer, blight, corruption
capering (adj.) prancing, cavorting, frolicsome
captive (adj.) imprisoning, confining, incarcerating
careless (adj.) 4 negligent, improvident, neglectful
carrion (n.) 2 dead putrifying flesh, rotting carcass
case (n.) 7 skin, hide, coat
cast (v.) 1 calculate, reckon, estimate
cates (n.) 1 (plural) delicacies, choice foodstuffs
champion (adj.) flat and open, like a plain
channel (n.) 3 narrow inlet, passage into a harbour
chaplain (n.) minister, spiritual attendant
character (n.) 1 distinctive sign, stamp, trait
character (v.) inscribe, engrave, write
character (v.) inscribe, engrave, write
charge (n.) 1 command, order, injunction, instruction
charge (n.) 1 command, order, injunction, instruction
charge (n.) 1 command, order, injunction, instruction
cheer (n.) 4 face, look, expression
chide (v.), past form chid 1 scold, rebuke, reprove
chine (n.) 1 [of meat] joint, portion, piece
choke up (v.) smother, suffocate, stifle
circumstance (n.) 2 circumlocution, verbiage, unnecessary detail
clefture (n.) fissure, crack, fracture
clip (v.) 4 pare, cut [as of the edges of a coin]
cloak (v.) disguise, conceal, mask
close (adv.) 2 closely, in a hemmed-in way
closely (adv.) 1 secretly, covertly, privately
closet (n.) 1 private chamber, study, own room
closet (n.) 1 private chamber, study, own room
coast (n.) 2 part of the coast, region
cockney (n.) 2 milksop, sissy, softy
coil (n.) turmoil, disturbance, fuss
colours (n.) 1 battle-flags, ensigns, standards, banners
colours (n.) 1 battle-flags, ensigns, standards, banners
colours (n.) 1 battle-flags, ensigns, standards, banners
colours (n.) 1 battle-flags, ensigns, standards, banners
colours (n.) 1 battle-flags, ensigns, standards, banners
colours (n.) 1 battle-flags, ensigns, standards, banners
colours (n.) 1 battle-flags, ensigns, standards, banners
colours (n.) 3 emblems, badges
comb (n.) honeycomb
commend (v.) 1 convey greetings, present kind regards
commend (v.) 1 convey greetings, present kind regards
commend (v.) 2 commit, entrust, hand over
commix (v.) mix together, mingle, combine
commonplace (n.) commonplace book, collection, compilation
compare (n.) comparison, simile, analogy
compass (n.) 1 range, reach, limit, scope
compass (v.) 1 accomplish, fulfil, achieve, bring about
compass (v.) 3 surround, trap, ring in
conceit (n.) 4 view, opinion, judgement
concordant (adj.) 2 harmonious, tuneful, melodious
condition (n.) 3 nature, state, circumstances
condition (n.) 4 position, social rank, station
condition (n.) 4 position, social rank, station
conduct (v.) carry, convey, direct
conduit (n.) 3 channel, outflowing, water-spout, fountain
confound (v.) 6 amaze, dumbfound, stun
confound (v.) 6 amaze, dumbfound, stun
confound (v.) 6 amaze, dumbfound, stun
conjoin (v.) 1 unite, join together
conjoin (v.) 2 make contact, come together
consort (n.) 1 companion, partner, associate
constraint (n.) compulsion, coercion, enforcing
content (adj.) 3 satisfied, calm, easy in mind
content (n.) 1 pleasure, satisfaction, happiness
content (v.) 2 calm [down], settle, relax
content (v.) 2 calm [down], settle, relax
control (v.) 1 curb, restrain, hold back
conventicle (n.) 1 meeting-place
cope, cope with (v.) 1 encounter, face, have to do [with], come into contact [with]
corruption (n.) 2 decomposition, putrefaction
cost (n.) 2 abundance, richness, costly appearance
cote (v.) 1 [from the movement of dogs in hare coursing] overtake, outstrip, pass by
counsel (n.) 1 advice, guidance, direction
counsel (v.) advise, urge
counsel (v.) advise, urge
counsel-bearer (n.) carrier of private messages
counsel-giver (n.) counsellor, mentor, advisor
count (n.) 1 account, reckoning
counterfeit (n.) 1 false imitation, spurious image
counterfeit (v.) 1 copy, imitate, simulate
counterfeit (v.) 1 copy, imitate, simulate
countryman (n.) native of a country
course (n.) 1 course of action, way of proceeding
course (n.) 1 course of action, way of proceeding
courtly (adj.) belonging to the court, connected with the court
crannied (adj.) cracked, split, holed
crave (v.) 1 beg, entreat, request
crave (v.) 1 beg, entreat, request
crave (v.) 2 need, demand, require
crave (v.) 2 need, demand, require
craven (adj.) cowardly, spineless, weak-hearted
crime (n.) 2 accusation, charge, denunciation
crop (v.) 1 cut down, remove, hack off
cross (adj.) 3 angry, ill-tempered, outraged
cumber (v.) distress, trouble, burden
custom (n.) 2 customary tribute [as if by a tenant to a lord]
cynic (n.) critic, fault-finder
dame (n.) 2 mother, nurse
dare (v.) 4 disturb, distract
dart (n.) arrow; or: light spear
dash (v.) 4 diminish, infringe, destroy
day (n.) 1 day of battle, contest
death-procuring (adj.) fatal, lethal, deadly
degree (n.) 1 rank, station, standing
descant (n.) melodious accompaniment, tuneful variation
descry (v.) 1 catch sight of, make out, espy, discover
descry (v.) 1 catch sight of, make out, espy, discover
descry (v.) 1 catch sight of, make out, espy, discover
desert, desart (n.) 1 deserving, due recompense, right
despite (n.) 1 contempt, scorn, disdain
despite (n.) 1 contempt, scorn, disdain
device (n.) 11 heraldic design, emblematic figure, armorial
die (v.) 1 cease, expire, come to an end
diffused (adj.) 2 troubled, confused, bewildered
digest, disgest (v.) 1 digest, swallow
dint (n.) 2 stroke, blow, attack
disburden (v.) unburden, unload, reveal
discharge (n.) 2 dismissal, permission to leave
discipline (n.) 1 military strategy, tactics, training in the art of war
discover (v.) 1 reveal, show, make known
discover (v.) 1 reveal, show, make known
dislodge (v.) withdraw, retreat, pull back
dispatch, despatch (v.) 1 deal with promptly, settle, get [something] done quickly
dispatch, despatch (v.) 1 deal with promptly, settle, get [something] done quickly
dispatch, despatch (v.) 3 kill, put to death, make away with, finish off
dispense with (v.) 3 gain exemption from, set aside, dissolve
displeasure (n.) 1 injury, wrong, hurt
dispose (v.) 1 place, distribute, organize
dispose (v.) 6 decide, prepare, get ready
dissemble (v.) 2 deceive, disguise the truth, pretend
dissever (v.) divide, split up, separate
dissevered (adj.) divided, split, broken
dissolved (adj.) 1 destroyed, ruined; also: annulled
distain (v.) 1 dishonour, defile, corrupt
distract (adj.) 2 confused, perplexed
divine (n.) 1 clergyman, priest, parson
dominion (n.) land, territory, province
dominion (n.) land, territory, province
dominion (n.) land, territory, province
dote on / upon (v.) 1 be infatuated with, idolize
dote on / upon (v.) 1 be infatuated with, idolize
dote on / upon (v.) 1 be infatuated with, idolize
double (adj.) 5 [of beer] extra strong, very powerful
draw (v.) 9 deploy, position, dispose
draw (v.) 9 deploy, position, dispose
dread (adj.) 1 revered, deeply honoured, held in awe
drive, let shoot, strike at, aim blows at
dug (n.) nipple, teat, breast
duty (n.) 5 debt, obligation, dues
dwell on / upon 2 wait for, await
eager (adj.) 4 fierce, angry, savage
earnest (n.) pledge, instalment, deposit, payment in advance
earnest penny guarantee, promise [small sum of money paid to secure a bargain]
easy (adj.) 3 comfortable, restful, agreeable
elect (v.) 1 pick out, choose, select
embassage, ambassage (n.) message, errand, business, mission
embassage, ambassage (n.) message, errand, business, mission
embattle (v.) deploy, draw up, marshal
embossed (adj.) 4 covered as if with ornamental studs
embracement (n.) embrace, clasping, hug
emmet (n.) ant
enamoured [on] (adj.) in love [with], delight [in], relish
encompassed (adj.) surrounded, encircled, enclosed
encouch (v.) enclose, embed, wrap around
endamagement (n.) damage, injury, harm
engirt (adj.) surrounded, encircled, hemmed in
enlarge (v.) 1 release, set at large, discharge
enow (adv.) enough
ensue (v.) 1 follow [especially, as a logical outcome]
entail to (v.) 1 bestow on, confer on, transfer to
entertainment (n.) 1 treatment, hospitality, reception
entomb (v.) lay in a tomb, bury, inter
entreat, intreat (v.) 2 beseech, beg, ask earnestly
entrench, intrench (v.) 1 put within a trench
entrench, intrench (v.) 1 put within a trench
envenom (v.) poison, taint, destroy
envious (adj.) malicious, spiteful, vindictive, full of enmity
envire (v.) surround, encircle, beset
envy (n.) 1 malice, ill-will, enmity
epicure (n.) 2 pleasure-seeker, glutton
epithet (n.) turn of phrase, expression
estate (n.) 2 high rank, standing, status
ever-bibbing (adj.) always drinking, tippling
exceeding (adj.) very great, huge, exceptional
excuse (n.) pardon, dispensation, exoneration
execration (n.) curse, imprecation, denunciation
execute (v.) 1 carry out, fulfil, perform
exhalation (n.) 3 outpouring, discharge
expedient (adj.) speedy, rapid, expeditious
expulse (v.) expel, drive out, banish
extemporal (n.) extempore, improvised, impromptu
extremity (n.) 2 conclusion, outcome, very end
eyeless (adj.) blind, sightless, unseeing
faction (n.) 1 party, group, set [of people]
fain (adj.) 1 obliged, forced, compelled
fain (adv.) gladly, willingly
fair (adj.) 4 fine, pleasing, splendid, excellent
fair (adv.) 4 in fine array, brightly laid out
fall (n.) 4 setting, closing [of the day]
fall (v.) 4 work out, happen, turn out
false (adj.) 1 treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.) 2 disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful
false (adj.) 3 sham, spurious, not genuine, artificial
false (adj.) 3 sham, spurious, not genuine, artificial
famous (adj.) 2 memorable, glorious, bringing renown
fancy (n.) 5 imagining, flight of fancy, fanciful thought
fare (v.) 1 get on, manage, do, cope
fare (v.) 1 get on, manage, do, cope
fare (v.) 1 get on, manage, do, cope
fare (v.) 1 get on, manage, do, cope
fealty (n.) [feudal obligation of obedience] duty of loyalty, allegiance, fidelity
fearful (adj.) 2 causing fear, awe-inspiring, terrifying, alarming
fenced (adj.) fortified, furnished, equipped
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.) 4 wasteland, wilderness
field, in the engaged in military operations, in military array
figure (v.) 2 reproduce, look like, shape like
fit (n.) 1 fever, attack, seizure
flanker (n.) soldier deployed on the flanks of an army
fleeting (adj.) 2 swift-moving, speedy
flesh (v.) 3 plunge into the flesh
fleur-de-lis, flower-de-luce (n.) heraldic lily [royal symbol of France]
fleur-de-lis, flower-de-luce (n.) heraldic lily [royal symbol of France]
flint (n.) 1 type of hard stone, flintstone
flint (n.) 1 type of hard stone, flintstone
flint (n.) 1 type of hard stone, flintstone
flint-heart (adj.) hard-hearted, hard-boiled
flood (n.) 1 sea, deep, waves, rushing water
foil (n.) 2 check, repulse, setback, defeat
foil (v.) 2 dishonour, demean, degrade
fond (adj.) 4 infatuated, doting, passionate
fond (adj.) 4 infatuated, doting, passionate
foot (n.) 1 foot-soldiers, infantry
foot (n.) 1 foot-soldiers, infantry
foot, on 2 [hunting] roused, up for pursuit
footman (n.) 1 foot-soldier, infantryman
for (conj.) 4 whereas
for (prep.) 1 as
forage (v.) 2 plunder, pillage, ravage
foragement (n.) foraging act, scavenging
forepast, fore-past (adj.) 1 past, previous, former
forward (adj.) 1 ready, eager, inclined
forward (adj.) 5 chief, foremost, leading
fraud (n.) 1 delusion, deception, trick
fraught (adj.) filled, laden, packed
fraught (n.) 1 freight, cargo, goods
fraught (n.) 1 freight, cargo, goods
fresh (adj.) 2 bright, blooming, gay
froward (adj.) 1 perverse, obstinate, wilful, ungovernable
froward (adj.) 2 adverse, unfavourable, contrary
fruitless (adj.) barren, sterile, useless
fugitive (n.) 2 vagabond, vagrant, beggar
fugitive (n.) 2 vagabond, vagrant, beggar
furniture (n.) 4 equipment, matériel
furtherance (n.) aid, assistance, help
gage (n.) pledge, challenge [usually, a glove or gauntlet thrown down]
gale (n.) wind, breeze
gall (n.) 1 bile [reputed for its bitterness]
gallant (n.) 3 flag flown on the rear mast of a ship
gape (v.) long, be eager, yearn
general (adj.) 4 open to all, universally benevolent
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.) 6 soft, tender, kind
giddy (adj.) 6 swaying, quaking, dizzying
gild (v.), past forms gilt, gilded 1 cover, coat, smear
gild (v.), past forms gilt, gilded 2 bring colour to, brighten, illuminate
gimmaled (adj.) jointed, hinged, linked
gin (n.) snare, trap
girdle (n.) 2 belt
give in charge give orders, command, direct
glaive (n.) long-handled blade, spear
glass (n.) 1 mirror, looking-glass
glory (n.) 1 splendour, magnificence, brilliance
glory (n.) 1 splendour, magnificence, brilliance
glory (n.) 1 splendour, magnificence, brilliance
glory (n.) 3 exalted person, majesty, celebrity
gloss (n.) 1 deceptive appearance, plausibility
good-presaging (adj.) favourable, propitious, auspicious
grace (v.) 1 favour, add merit to, do honour to
grace (v.) 4 show mercy to, reprieve
graceless (adj.) wicked, ungodly, immoral
graceless (adj.) wicked, ungodly, immoral
gratulate (v.) greet, welcome, salute
grave (adj.) 1 respected, revered, wise
green (adj.) 1 fresh, recent, new
grievous (adj.) heavy, grave, serious
griping (adj.) voracious, grasping, devouring
groom (n.) 2 fellow, character, creature
gross (adj.) 1 plain, striking, evident, obvious
gross (adj.) 9 dull, obtuse, ignorant
ground (n.) 1 reason, cause, source
ground (n.) 10 [music] constant bass rhythm underneath a descant, foundation
habit (n.) 3 behaviour, bearing, demeanour
haggard-like (adj.) wild, unmanageable, untrainable
hand (n.) 3 care, escort, keeping
hand, out of 1 at once, immediately, straight away
hapless (adj.) luckless, unfortunate, unlucky
hapless (adj.) luckless, unfortunate, unlucky
haply (adv.) perhaps, maybe, by chance, with luck
happen (v.) happen to, befall
hard (adv.) 1 close, near
hardly (adv.) 1 with great difficulty, only with difficulty
harm (n.) 1 injury, hurt, pain
hazard (n.) 1 risk, peril, danger
head (n.) 6 headway, progress, advance
heaviness (n.) 1 sadness, grief, sorrow
heavy (adj.) 2 grave, serious, weighty
heavy (adj.) 2 grave, serious, weighty
hereafter (adj.) future, forthcoming, later
high-vaunting (adj.) boastful, bragging, loud-mouthed
hold on (v.) carry on, go on with
honesty (n.) 2 honour, integrity, uprightness
horse (n.) cavalry, horse soldiers
horse (n.) cavalry, horse soldiers
host (n.) 1 army, armed multitude
host (n.) 1 army, armed multitude
host (v.) lodge, stay, put up
house (n.) 3 ancestry, lineage, family
hugy (adj.) huge, immense, enormous
human (adj.) 2 tender, delicate, gentle
humour (n.) 1 mood, disposition, frame of mind, temperament [as determined by bodily fluids]
hurt (n.) 2 attack, offence, [causing] damage
ill (adj.) 1 bad, adverse, unfavourable
ill (adj.) 1 bad, adverse, unfavourable
ill (n.) 2 trouble, affliction, misfortune
ill (n.) 3 illness, malady, affliction
image (n.) 1 embodiment, instance, form
imagine (v.) 1 guess, think, consider
immodest (adj.) 1 arrogant, insolent, shameless
immured (adj.) walled up, enclosed, confined
impall (v.) enfold, wrap in [as if with a pall = robe]
imperator (n.) emperor, absolute ruler, sovereign
importune (v.) 1 urge, press
importune (v.) 2 beg [for], ask persistently [for]
in (prep.) 5 on
inly (adv.) inwardly, deep within
innocency (n.) innocence
insinuate (v.) 3 spread subtly, convey with cunning
insomuch (conj.) insofar as
intellectual (adj.) which gives intellect, intelligent
intended (adj.) extended, enlarged, increased in power
intercession (n.) 2 break, interlude, intermission
invocate (v.) invoke, call upon, entreat
issue (n.) 1 child(ren), offspring, family, descendant
issue (n.) 1 child(ren), offspring, family, descendant
issue (n.) 3 yield, product, result
jack (n.) 1 jacket, tunic, coat [usually of quilted leather]
jade (n.) 1 worn-out horse, hack, worthless nag
jade (n.) 1 worn-out horse, hack, worthless nag
jade (n.) 1 worn-out horse, hack, worthless nag
jennet, gennet (n.) small Spanish horse
judgement (n.) 6 guide, leader, director
just-dooming (adj.) rightly-judging, justly-ordaining
keep (v.) 6 continue, carry on, remain
ken (v.) 1 see, make out, espy
lame (adj.) unsatisfactory, mediocre, faulty
lance (n.) lancer, horse soldier armed with a lance
languishment (n.) longing, pain, grief [caused by love]
lanthorn (n.) lantern
lately (adv.) 2 formerly, within recent times
laurel (adj.) 2 renowned, famed
lavish (adj.) 1 effusive, unrestrained, exuberant
lawn (n.) [type of] fine linen
lay about (v.) strike out, fight hard
lay on / upon (v.) 2 inflict blows, beat soundly
league (n.) 1 compact, alliance, treaty, bond of friendship
leaking (adj.) issuing forth, rising, surging
leap (v.) 2 rejoice, enthuse, exult
leathern (adj.) 1 leather-like
leathern (adj.) 2 clothed in animal skins
leave (v.) 1 cease, stop, give up
legion (n.) army, power, force
leperous, leprous (adj.) infected, poisoned, leprosy-like
lest (conj.) unless, in case
let (n.) hindrance, obstacle, snag
levy (v.) 1 enlist, conscript, muster
liable (adj.) 2 legally belonging, in her ownership
licence (n.) 1 authority to act, freedom of action
lie (v.) 5 hang, depend, hinge
liegeman (n.) vassal, subject, follower
light (adj.) 1 promiscuous, licentious, immoral, wanton
like (adj.) 1 same, similar, alike, equal
like (adj.) 1 same, similar, alike, equal
like (adv.) 1 likely, probable / probably
like (adv.) 1 likely, probable / probably
like (adv.) 1 likely, probable / probably
like as (conj.) 2 just as
like to / unto (conj./prep.) similar to, comparable with
like to / unto (conj./prep.) similar to, comparable with
like to / unto (conj./prep.) similar to, comparable with
like to / unto (conj./prep.) similar to, comparable with
like to / unto (conj./prep.) similar to, comparable with
like, the the same
limit (n.) 1 prescribed time, fixed period
line (n.) 7 stroke, paint, lines of makeup
lineal (adj.) lineally descended, in the direct line, hereditary
list (v.) 1 wish, like, please
list (v.) 1 wish, like, please
list (v.) 3 listen to, pay attention to
litter (n.) 1 [transportable] bed, couch
look for (v.) 3 be watchful for, look after
louring (adj.) 1 gloomy, threatening, dark
love-lay (n.) love-song
lowly (adj.) 1 humble, modest, submissive
lusty (adj.) 1 vigorous, strong, robust, eager
lusty (adj.) 1 vigorous, strong, robust, eager
lusty (adj.) 1 vigorous, strong, robust, eager
lusty (adj.) 2 merry, cheerful, lively
lusty (adj.) 3 pleasing, pleasant, agreeable
mail (n.) 1 armour, chain mail, piece of armour
make up (v.) 1 advance to the front, move forward, press on
make up (v.) 6 conclude, finish, end
malcontent (adj.) discontented, disaffected, dissatisfied
malcontent (n.) discontented individual, trouble-maker
manage (n.) 1 management, handling, control [especially of a horse, as a result of training]
map (n.) 2 epitome, embodiment, incarnation
marble (adj.) enduring, solid [as marble]
march (n.) 1 sequence, rhythmical movement
mark (v.) 1 note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
martial (adj.) 2 military, warlike, combat
martialist (n.) soldier, military man [i.e. follower of Mars]
massy (adj.) massive, heavy, colossal
mastership (n.) [ironic use] senior citizen, leading light
mate (n.) 2 fellow, individual
maw (n.) belly, stomach; throat, gullet
meagre (adj.) 1 lean, gaunt, emaciated
mean space in the meantime, meanwhile
measure (n.) 8 slow stately dance, graceful movement
medicinable (adj.) 2 curable, able to be healed
merry (adj.) 4 [of winds] favourable, helpful, advantageous
metamorphosed (adj.) turned into stone, transformed, petrified
methinks(t), methought(s) (v.) it seems /seemed to me
methinks(t), methought(s) (v.) it seems /seemed to me
methinks(t), methought(s) (v.) it seems /seemed to me
mickle (adj.) great, much, large
mischief (n.) 2 wicked action, evil deed, harmful scheme
mischief (n.) 2 wicked action, evil deed, harmful scheme
misconster (v.) misconstrue, misinterpret, take wrongly
misdo (v.) do wrongly, transgress
misgive (v.) 2 have misgivings, have a bad feeling
mo, moe (adj.) more [in number]
morn (n.) morning, dawn
mote (n.) speck of dust, tiny particle, trifle
mould (n.) 1 soil, earth, clay
mould (n.) 1 soil, earth, clay
moving (n.) power to move, affecting, stirring
muse (v.) 4 complain, deplore, be astonished
name (n.) 1 reputation, fame, renown
name (n.) 9 signature [representing a pledge]
name (v.) 1 give particulars of, speak about, describe
naught, nought (adj.) 5 damaging, harmful, hurtful
needy (adj.) 1 unworthy, deficient, inadequate
neighbour (adj.) 2 nearby, not far away, accessible
neighbourhood (n.) 2 friendly relations, close alliance
new-replenished (adj.) repeatedly blown out by the wind to their full length
niggard (v.) 1 begrudge, hoard, use sparingly
note (n.) 11 melody, tune, music, song
objection (n.) 2 offer, proposal, claim
occasion (n.) 1 circumstance, opportunity
occasion (n.) 2 ground, reason, cause, matter
occasion (n.) 4 course of events, state of affairs
odds (n. plural) 2 inequalities, unfavourable circumstances
odds (n. plural) 2 inequalities, unfavourable circumstances
office (n.) 1 task, service, duty, responsibility
office (n.) 1 task, service, duty, responsibility
oft (adv.) often
often (adj.) frequent, numerous, continuous
ope (v.) open
open (v.) 2 announce, communicate, divulge
operation (n.) 1 effect, force, influence, power
opposition (n.) 2 counter-proposal, alternative proposition
orb (n.) 4 rounded mass, ring, crown
ordnance, ordinance (n.) cannon, artillery
ordure (n.) filth, dirt, dung
orient (adj.) 2 eastern; sunrise, dawn
oriental (adj.) brilliant, glowing, radiant
orison (n.) prayer, plea
ornament (n.) 1 special quality, distinction
out (adv.) 7 fully, completely, outright, totally
outrageous (adj.) 1 excessively fierce, extremely violent
overbear (v.) 2 overrule, overcome, put down
overreach, over-reach (v.), past form overraught 1 outwit, outdo, cheat
overridden (adj.) ridden too hard, exhausted after too much riding
overspent (adj.) spent, finished, at an end
overweening (adj.) arrogant, overambitious, high and mighty
owe (v.) 1 own, possess, have
pack (v.) 1 take [oneself] off, be off, depart
packing (adj.) furtive, underhand, plotting
painful (adj.) 1 painstaking, diligent, laborious
painful (adj.) 2 suffering from pain, causing hurt
painful (adj.) 3 inflicting pain, harmful, afflicting
palpable (adj.) evident, obvious, apparent
parcelling (n.) dividing up, itemizing, listing
parchment-bottom (n.) [descriptive of a] drum
part (n.) 2 side, camp, party
parti-coloured (adj.) variegated, diverse, multi-coloured
passion (n.) 1 powerful feeling, overpowering emotion [often opposed to ‘reason’]
patronage (v.) protect, uphold, defend
pattern (n.) 1 picture, model, specimen, example
peevish (adj.) 2 obstinate, perverse, self-willed [contrast modern sense of ‘irritable, morose’]
peise (v.) 1 weigh down, burden, load
penalty (n.) punishable offence, criminal act
pendant (n.) long narrow flag, pennon, pennant
pendant (n.) long narrow flag, pennon, pennant
penetrable (adj.) 2 penetrating, piercing
peradventure (adv.) perhaps, maybe, very likely
peradventure (adv.) perhaps, maybe, very likely
perforce (adv.) 2 of necessity, with no choice in the matter
period (n.) 1 full stop, end, ending, conclusion
period (n.) 1 full stop, end, ending, conclusion
period (n.) 1 full stop, end, ending, conclusion
perplexed (adj.) 1 troubled, disturbed, worried
perverse (n.) obstinate, stubborn, intransigent
pick (n.) pike
pitch (n.) 1 height [to which a bird of prey soars before swooping]
pitched (adj.) strategically planned, made ready for combat
place (v.) 1 establish in office, appoint to a post
place, in present, attending, at hand
plain (adj.) 2 simple, homely, unaffected
planting (n.) installing, stationing, establishing
plate (n.) 2 armour, plate-armour
plate (n.) 2 armour, plate-armour
Polonian (n.) Pole
pompous (adj.) 1 glorious, magnificent, splendid
portion (n.) 2 lot, destiny, fortune
post (v.) 1 hasten, speed, ride fast
power (n.) 1 armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.) 1 armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.) 1 armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.) 2 single force, one power
power (n.) 2 single force, one power
power (n.) 3 authority, government
power (n.) 3 authority, government
power (n.) 4 force, strength, might
power (n.) 4 force, strength, might
power (n.) 5 exercise of power, authoritative action
power (n.) 7 control, influence, sway
prate (v.) prattle, chatter, blather
precedent (n.) 2 worthy example, model to be followed [in mediaeval chivalry]
presage (v.) 1 signify, indicate
presage (v.) 1 signify, indicate
presently (adv.) 1 immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.) 1 immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.) 1 immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.) 1 immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.) 2 after a short time, soon, before long
presently (adv.) 2 after a short time, soon, before long
pretended (adj.) intended, purposed, proposed
prevent (v.) 5 spare, able to avoid
prevention (n.) 2 intervention, forestalling, interposing
prick (v.) 3 spur a horse, ride, gallop
pride (n.) 1 splendour, magnificence, pomp
pride (n.) 1 splendour, magnificence, pomp
pride (n.) 1 splendour, magnificence, pomp
pride (n.) 1 splendour, magnificence, pomp
prodigal (adj.) 1 wastefully lavish, foolishly extravagant
proffer (n.) 2 attempt, effort, endeavour
proffer (v.) 2 express, utter, put into words
proof (n.) 3 test, trial
proper (adj.) 2 very, own
proportion (n.) 1 measure, extent, degree, magnitude
prospect (n.) field of view, vista, outlook
public (adj.) accepted, authorized, official
puissant (adj.) powerful, mighty, strong
puissant (adj.) powerful, mighty, strong
puissant (adj.) powerful, mighty, strong
purpose (n.) 3 outcome, result, end
pursuivant (n.) royal messenger, state messenger [with power to execute warrants]
quail (v.) 2 daunt, dishearten, intimidate
quarrel (n.) cause of complaint, reason for hostility, difference, claim
quarter (n.) 4 divide into quarters [on a flag or shield]
quarter (n.) 4 divide into quarters [on a flag or shield]
quarter (n.) 5 army division, unit of soldiers
quarter day [day marking a quarter of the year, when house tenancies would change] removal day
quartering (adj.) for cutting into quarters, dismembering
quartering (adj.) for cutting into quarters, dismembering
question (n.) 5 questioning, interrogation, examination
quick (n.) 2 living, those alive
quit (v.) 2 remit, release from
quit (v.) 2 remit, release from
quittance (v.) repay, requite, reciprocate
quoit (v.) throw, pitch, chuck [like a quoit]
quoth (v.) said
quoth (v.) said
quoth (v.) said
rack (v.) 1 drive, move with force
rack (v.) 5 torment, torture, scourge
ragged (adj.) 2 broken, jagged, fragmented
ragged (adj.) 3 rough-hewn, dilapidated, rugged
railing (adj.) abusive, derisive, haranguing
railing (adj.) abusive, derisive, haranguing
range (v.) 1 wander freely, roam, rove
ransack-constraining (adj.) that makes plundering unavoidable
ransacked (adj.) violated, ravished, plundered
rariety (n.) rarity, exceptional quality
rate (v.) 1 berate, reproach, rebuke, scold
ravish (v.) 1 entrance, enrapture, carry away with joy
ready (adv.) readily, quickly, speedily
reave (v.), past form reft rob, deprive
rebate (v.) 1 check, stop, suppress
record (n.) 2 witness, confirmation
recourse (n.) 1 opportunity of going, means of access
recover (v.) 4 recall, recollect, bring to mind
redeem (v.) 1 free, liberate, extricate
redeem (v.) 1 free, liberate, extricate
redeem (v.) 3 [of time lost] get back, buy back, make amends for
redoubted (adj.) feared, dreaded, revered
reeking (adj.) 2 smeared with blood, freshly bloodstained
regard (n.) 2 consideration, respect, factor
regenerate (adj.) 1 renegade, degenerate, unnatural
register (n.) 1 record, catalogue, inventory
regreet (v.) greet again, salute upon returning
rejoice (v.) gladden, cheer, make joyful
remorse (n.) 2 pity, compassion, tenderness
render (v.) 2 exchange, give in return
render (v.) 3 give back [to], return [to]
repair (v.) 1 come, go, make one's way
repast (n.) food and drink, meal, refreshment
reproach (n.) 1 blame, disgrace, shame
resolve (v.) 1 answer, respond to
resolve (v.) 6 decide, determine, settle
resolved (adj.) 1 determined, settled, decided
resound (v.) resounding noise, reverberation
rest (v.) 2 remain [to be done], be left
resty-stiff (adj.) stiff because too rested, sluggish
rod (n.) 1 inroad, foray, raid
royalize (v.) make royal, invest with a majestic character
rude (adj.) 2 rough, wild, harsh-looking
sad (adj.) 3 downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
sad (adj.) 3 downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
sad (adj.) 3 downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
satirical (adj.) ironic, ridiculous, incongruous
satirical (adj.) ironic, ridiculous, incongruous
savour (v.) 2 relish, enjoy, delight [in]
scandalous (adj.) 1 bringing dishonour, offensive, discreditable
scandalous (adj.) 2 defamatory, libellous, slanderous
scant (v.) 4 deprive, deny, dispossess
scape, 'scape (v.) escape, avoid
scape, 'scape (v.) escape, avoid
scape, 'scape (v.) escape, avoid
scar (n.) wound, cut, injury
scar (n.) wound, cut, injury
scar (n.) wound, cut, injury
scornful (adj.) scorned, contemptible, derided
scour (v.) 3 go in haste, move quickly, hurry long
scurrilous (adj.) offensively facetious, coarsely abusive
sea (n.) river estuary
seal at arms seal bearing a coat of arms
season (n.) 3 while, short period of time
season (v.) 7 fortify, temper, strengthen
secure (adj.) 2 over-confident, unsuspecting, too self-confident
seed (v.) mature, yield fruit
seigniory (n.) lordship, domain, dominion
self instant (adj.) individually present, self-contained
senseless (adj.) 2 unconscious, insensible, oblivious
senseless (adj.) 3 lacking in sense, stupid, foolish
sentence (n.) 1 maxim, wise saying, precept
sere (adj.) dried up, withered, parched
sere (adj.) dried up, withered, parched
serviceable (adj.) 1 faithful, loyal, devoted, ready to serve
servitor (n.) 2 mercenary, soldier
servitor (n.) 2 mercenary, soldier
several (adj.) 1 separate, different, distinct
several (adj.) 1 separate, different, distinct
several (adj.) 1 separate, different, distinct
several (adj.) 1 separate, different, distinct
several (adj.) 1 separate, different, distinct
shade (n.) 2 shadow, phantom, spirit
shadow (v.) 2 portray, paint, depict
shallow (n.) shallow part
sheepskin (n.) [descriptive of a] drum [the skin of a sheep being used for the making of drumheads]
shift (n.) 3 stratagem, contriving, trick
shift (n.) 4 stratagem, tactic, way
shivered (adj.) shattered, broken, splintered
shot (n.) 1 cannonfire, firing, salvoes
shrink (v.) 5 draw back, pull in
sic et vos and so should you
sign (n.) 2 token, witness, attestation
silly (adj.) 1 helpless, defenceless, vulnerable
silly (adj.) 1 helpless, defenceless, vulnerable
silly (adj.) 1 helpless, defenceless, vulnerable
silly (adj.) 3 foolish, stupid, ludicrous
sire (n.) father
snaffle (n.) bridle-bit
snaily (adj.) snail-like
soar (n.) highest point, summit
solder (v.) unite, interlink, fasten
solicit (v.) 1 urge, move, incite, prevail upon
solicit (v.) 2 court, chase after, pursue
solicitor (n.) advocate, instigator, go-between
soothing (n.) 2 reassurance, heartening
sot (v.) besot, make foolish
special (adj.) particular, specific, distinctive
speed (n.) 1 success, fortune, good luck
speed (v.) 3 survive, succeed, prosper
speed (v.) 3 survive, succeed, prosper
spleen (n.) 1 temper, spirit, passion [part of the body seen as the source of both gloomy and mirthful emotions]
spleen (n.) 3 eagerness, spirits, impetuosity
split (v.) break up, split in two
spoil (n.) 2 plunder, booty
spoil (n.) 2 plunder, booty
spoil (n.) 2 plunder, booty
spoil (n.) 2 plunder, booty
spoil (v.) 1 plunder, pillage, sack
sport (v.) 1 make merry, take pleasure (in)
spurn against / at (v.) kick out at, treat with contempt
squadron (n.) army detachment, body of soldiers
stable (adj.) 1 constant, immutable, firm
stall (v.) 1 install, place, appoint
stamp (n.) 2 coin, impression [of the monarch's head] made on a coin
stamp (v.) 1 press, impress, coin
stand (v.) 2 continue, remain, wait, stay put
stand (v.) 3 stop, halt
stand (v.) 9 act as, be, hold good as
stand (v.) 13 make a stand [against], fight, resist
stand upon (v.) 2 make advantageous, profit from, make the most of
stand with (v.) accompany, go along with, attend
Star-chamber (n.) supreme court of justice
start (v.) 2 startle, alarm, disturb
starveling (n.) 1 starved individual, emaciated being
state (n.) 4 splendour, magnificence, stateliness, dignity
stay (v.) 4 remain, continue, endure
steeled (adj.) 2 steel-clad, armed with steel
steely (adj.) hard as steel
stern (adj.) 1 cruel, malevolent, harsh
stick (v.) 8 persist, stand firm, be steadfast
still (adj.) 1 silent, quiet
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]
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
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
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
stratagem (n.) 2 soldierly action, well commanded engagement
stratagem (n.) 2 soldierly action, well commanded engagement
strike (v.), past form stroke 2 beat, sound, strike up
strong (adj.) 1 great, serious
strumpet (n.) harlot, prostitute, whore
subornation (n.) aiding and abetting, inducement to do wrong, instigation
subscribe (v.) 2 sign, endorse, support
subscribe to (v.) 3 sign, endorse, put one's name to
subvert (v.) destroy, overthrow, raze
success (n.) 1 result, outcome, issue
success (n.) 1 result, outcome, issue
succour (v.) help, assist, aid
succour (v.) help, assist, aid
succour (v.) help, assist, aid
suddenly (adv.) 1 immediately, at once, without delay
suggest (v.) 1 tempt, prompt, incite
suit (n.) 1 formal request, entreaty, petition
suit (n.) 1 formal request, entreaty, petition
suit (n.) 1 formal request, entreaty, petition
suit (n.) 1 formal request, entreaty, petition
suit (n.) 2 wooing, courtship
suit (n.) 2 wooing, courtship
suit (n.) 2 wooing, courtship
sulphur (adj.) fiery, hellish
summer-leaping (adj.) delighting in the summertime
sundry (adj.) many, different, various
surmise (n.) 1 idea, imagining, conjecture
swain (n.) 1 [contemptuous] rustic, yokel, fellow
swain (n.) 4 lover, wooer, sweetheart
sweet (n.) 2 sweet-scented flower, fragrant plant
sweet (v.) sweeten, make pleasing, fumigate
swift-starting (adj.) quick-spreading, rapidly moving
taint (v.) 1 sully, infect, stain
target (n.) light round shield
tell (v.) 1 count out, number, itemize
tell (v.) 1 count out, number, itemize
temper (n.) 2 quality, constitution, condition
tender (n.) 1 offer, offering
tender (v.) 2 feel concern for, hold dear, care for
term (n.) 1 word, expression, utterance
text (v.) engrave, write, inscribe
thorny-pricking (adj.) prickly, barbed, pricking like a thorn
thought (n.) 1 intention, purpose, design
throughly (adv.) thoroughly, fully, completely
through-shot (adj.) shot through, punctured, pierced
tissue (n.) [type of] rich cloth, sumptuous fabric
titely (adv.) 1 quickly, speedily, swiftly
title (n.) 1 [legal] right, claim, entitlement
title (n.) 1 [legal] right, claim, entitlement
toil (n.) net, snare, trap
tongue (n.) 1 speech, expression, language, words, voice
tonight (adv.) last night, this past night
touch (n.) 6 touchstone, test, proof
touch (v.) 10 finger, sound, play on
towards (adv.) at hand, approaching, imminent
toy (n.) 2 fancy, fantastic thought
traffic (n.) 2 dealings, employment, business
train (n.) 2 set of dependents, group of people
travail, travel (n.) 1 labour, effort, exertion [often overlapping with sense 2]
treasury (n.) 2 treasure-house
trim up, trim (v.) 1 decorate, array, deck out
trudge (v.) go away, depart, leave
try (v.) 2 put to the test, test the goodness [of]
try (v.) 2 put to the test, test the goodness [of]
turning (adj.) facing the other way, retreating
type (n.) 2 emblem, symbol, insignia
unadvised (adj.) rash, foolhardy, thoughtless, unconsidered
uncivil (adj.) uncivilized, barbarous, unrefined
uncivil (adj.) uncivilized, barbarous, unrefined
uncomfortable (adj.) 2 comfortless, disquieting, uneasy
uncouple (v.) release pairs of hunting dogs for the chase
undecked (adj.) unadorned, not decked out
undergarnished (adj.) adorned underneath
underprop (v.) prop up, support, uphold
unfeignedly (adv.) genuinely, sincerely, honestly
unfought (adj.) without being met in battle
unpolished (adj.) primitive, rudimentary, defective
unreputed (adj.) insignificant, inconspicuous, insubstantial
unsay (v.) take back, withdraw, retract
unswear (v.) abjure, retract, repudiate
untimely (adj.) premature, coming before its time
untimely (adv.) 1 prematurely, too soon, before due time
untimely (adv.) 2 inopportunely, at a bad time
untuned (adj.) 2 disagreeable, distressing, rude
uprightly (adv.) in an upright way, justly, honourably
upshot (n.) 1 remaining stroke, final shot [as in archery, determining the result]
ure (v.) accustom, inure, habituate
vail (v.) 1 lower, bow down, cast down [as in submission]
vail (v.) 1 lower, bow down, cast down [as in submission]
vanish (v.) leave, depart from, be expelled
vantage (n.) 1 right moment, suitable opportunity
vantage (n.) 3 advantage, benefit, advancement, profit
vantage (v.) benefit, aid, help
vantage (v.) benefit, aid, help
vapour (n.) 3 smoke
vassal (adj.) 2 submissive, abject, yielding
vassal (n.) 1 servant, slave, subject
vasture (n.) vastness, immensity, extent
vaward (n.) 1 [military] vanguard, foremost division
verdict (n.) 2 decision, pledge, final word
vicegerent (n.) 1 official acting in place of a ruler during his absence
victual (n.) (usually plural) provisions, supplies, food and drink
victual (n.) (usually plural) provisions, supplies, food and drink
victual (n.) (usually plural) provisions, supplies, food and drink
virtue (n.) 4 power, capability, efficacy, property
visage (n.) 1 face, countenance
vizard (n.) mask, visor
vouchsafe (v.) 1 allow, permit, grant
vulgar (adj.) 5 familiar, ordinary, everyday
want (n.) 3 need, requirement, necessity
want (v.) 1 lack, need, be without
want (v.) 1 lack, need, be without
wanton (adj.) 3 unrestrained, undisciplined, boisterous, uncontrolled
wanton (n.) 1 libertine, seducer
wanton (n.) 5 young rogue, scamp, rascal
wantonness (n.) 2 libertine, seducer, womanizer
wantonness (n.) 2 libertine, seducer, womanizer
ward (n.) 5 person under someone's protection, minor
warrant (n.) 1 assurance, pledge, guarantee
warrant (n.) 1 assurance, pledge, guarantee
warrant (n.) 2 licence, sanction, authorization
warrant (v.) 1 assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
waste (n.) 1 wasting, devastation, ravages
waste (v.) 4 lay waste, ravage, devastate
wavering (adj.) inconstant, fickle, capricious
weather, make fair appear friendly, be conciliatory
whenas, when as (conj.) 1 when, at the time when
whinyard (n.) short sword
wing (v.) 2 put on wings; hoist sail
wise (n.) manner, way, fashion
wise (n.) manner, way, fashion
wished (adj.) longed-for, desired
wistly (adv.) intently, attentively, earnestly
wistly (adv.) intently, attentively, earnestly
wit (n.) 1 intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
wit (n.) 2 mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuity
wit (n.) 2 mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuity
wolvish (adj.) wolfish
wonderful (adj.) amazing, astonishing, extraordinary
wont (v.) be accustomed, used [to], be in the habit of
wonted (adj.) accustomed, usual, customary
woo (v.) 1 win over, persuade, coax
woo (v.) 2 entreat, plead with, implore
wormwood (n.) 1 absinthe plant, known for its bitter taste
wot (v.) 1 learn, know, be told
wrack (n.) 1 destruction, ruin
wrack (n.) 1 destruction, ruin
youngest (adj.) latest, most recent
youngling (n.) 2 young, offspring
zealous (adj.) earnest, fervent, ardent