King John


 
 
 
 
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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 John

abhorred (adj.) horrifying, disgusting, abominable
abortive (n.) abortion of nature, abnormality
about (adv.) 4 indirectly, irregularly
Absey book (n.) [pron: aybee'see] ABC, child's primer
abstract (n.) 3 epitome, embodiment, personification
accent (n.) 1 talk, speech, utterance, words
accent (n.) 3 sound, voice quality, way of talking
account, accompt (v.) 1 reckon, judge, consider
accoutrement (n.) formal embellishment, special trappings
act (n.) 1 activity, action, performance
action (n.) 1 campaign, military action, strategy
action (n.) 8 movement, demeanour, gesture
adjunct (adj.) 1 attendant [upon], inevitable result [of]
admit (v.) 1 permit, allow, grant
adulterate (v.) commit adultery, fornicate
advance (v.) 1 raise, lift up, upraise
advantage (n.) 1 right moment, favourable opportunity
advantage (n.) 1 right moment, favourable opportunity
advantage (n.) 2 advantageous position, place of vantage, superiority
advantage (n.) 2 advantageous position, place of vantage, superiority
advantage (n.) 2 advantageous position, place of vantage, superiority
advantage (n.) 3 benefit, gain, advancement, profit
advantage (n.) 3 benefit, gain, advancement, profit
advantage (n.) 4 interest, bonus, addition
adventure (n.) 1 venture, enterprise, issue, hazard
adverse (adj.) 3 hostile, belligerent, antagonistic
advice (n.) 1 consideration, reflection, deliberation
advised, avised (adj.) 1 calculated, premeditated, intentional
aery (n.) brood [of a bird of prey], nestful
afeard (adj.) afraid, frightened, scared
affect (v.) 4 imitate, copy, mimic
affection (n.) 2 emotion, feeling
affliction (n.) afflicted one, someone in great distress
affright (v.) frighten, terrify, scare
against, 'gainst (prep.) 2 exposed to
ague (n.) fever, sickness, shaking [as caused by a fever]
aim, cry [archery] show applause, shout approval [of]
aloft (prep.) above, over
alone (adv.) only, solely, uniquely
amaze (v.) 1 confuse, perplex, bewilder
amazed (adj.) dumbfounded, stunned, thunderstruck, overwhelmed
amazed (adj.) dumbfounded, stunned, thunderstruck, overwhelmed
amazed (adj.) dumbfounded, stunned, thunderstruck, overwhelmed
amazed (adj.) dumbfounded, stunned, thunderstruck, overwhelmed
amazement (n.) 2 bewilderment, perplexity, distraction
ample (adj.) full, complete, absolute
anatomy (n.) 1 body, skeleton, skin and bones
angel (n.) 3 gold coin [with the angel Michael depicted]
angerly (adv.) angrily, grouchily, testily
annoyance (n.) 1 injury, harmfulness, danger
annoyance (n.) 2 discomfort, irritation, hurt
anon (adv.) 1 soon, shortly, presently
anon (adv.) 1 soon, shortly, presently
anon, still and continually
answer (v.) 6 engage with, encounter, meet [in fight]
answer (v.) 14 account for, justify, defend
antic, antick(e), antique (adj.) 2 ancient, olden, former
apace (adv.) quickly, speedily, at a great rate
apparent (adj.) 1 plainly visible, conspicuous, evident, obvious
appointment (n.) 3 order, direction, arrangement
approach (n.) 3 advance, attack, offensive
apt (adj.) 1 fit, ready, prepared
argument (n.) 4 discussion, debate, dialogue
argument (n.) 5 quarrel, dispute, point of contention
armado (n.) armada, fleet, navy
armed (adj.) 1 armoured, mail-clad, furnished with defences
arras (n.) tapestry hanging
article (n.) 2 item, particular, point of substance
artificer (n.) workman, artisan, craftsman
aspect (n.) 1 [of a human face] look, appearance, expression
aspect (n.) 1 [of a human face] look, appearance, expression
aspect (n.) 2 [of objects] sight, appearance
assurance (n.) 3 claim, title, securing [of]
assured (adj.) 1 certain, definite, sure
assured (adj.) 2 betrothed, engaged
attempt (n.) 1 exploit, undertaking, enterprise
attend (v.) 2 serve, follow, wait [on/upon]
attend (v.) 2 serve, follow, wait [on/upon]
attend (v.) 2 serve, follow, wait [on/upon]
attend (v.) 4 accompany, follow closely, go with
attend (v.) 4 accompany, follow closely, go with
attend (v.) 7 listen [to], pay attention [to]
aught (n.) anything, [with negative word] nothing
aught (n.) anything, [with negative word] nothing
avaunt (int.) begone, go away, be off
aweless (adj.) 2 fearless, unintimidated
bake (v.) harden, make solid
bank (v.) [unclear meaning] put in a bank, win; pass by [as in a boat]
base (adj.) 1 dishonourable, low, unworthy
base (adj.) 1 dishonourable, low, unworthy
bastinado cudgelling, beating with a stick [esp. on the soles of the feet]
bated (adj.) abated, lowered, diminished
battery (n.) 1 assault, bombardment, blitz
battle (n.) 1 army, fighting force, battalion
bawd (n.) pimp, procurer, pander, go-between
bawd (n.) pimp, procurer, pander, go-between
bawd (n.) pimp, procurer, pander, go-between
bead (n.) 2 drop of liquid, tear-drop
beadle (n.) 2 punisher, chastiser, castigator
bear (v.), past forms bore, borne 1 behave, look, conduct [oneself]
bear (v.), past forms bore, borne 2 carry on, manage, conduct [an affair]
bear out (v.) 3 support, authorize, sanction
beat (v.) 3 drive, force, impel
beck (v.) beckon, nod, call
become (v.) 2 grace, honour, dignify
become (v.) 2 grace, honour, dignify
become (v.) 2 grace, honour, dignify
bedlam (n.) mad beggar, madman/woman, lunatic
beforehand (adv.) in advance, at an earlier point
beget (v.), past form begot 1 give birth to, father, conceive
beget (v.), past form begot 1 give birth to, father, conceive
beget (v.), past form begot 1 give birth to, father, conceive
beget (v.), past form begot 1 give birth to, father, conceive
behalf (n.), especially: in behalf (of) 1 advantage, interest, benefit
behalf (n.), especially: in behalf (of) 3 respect, aspect, consideration
behaviour (n.) 1 person, embodiment, personification
beholding (adj.) beholden, obliged, indebted
beldam, beldame (n.) 2 old woman, crone
belie (v.) 1 slander, tell lies about
bend (v.) 1 aim, direct, level, turn
bend (v.) 1 aim, direct, level, turn
bend (v.) 1 aim, direct, level, turn
bend (v.) 4 [of brows] knit, wrinkle, frown
bent (adj.) 1 determined, intent, resolved
bent (adj.) 2 inclined, willing, ready
bequeath (v.) resign, give up, assign, hand over
beseem (v.) befit, be fitting [for], be seemly [for]
beshrew, 'shrew (v.) 1 curse, devil take, evil befall
beshrew, 'shrew (v.) 1 curse, devil take, evil befall
besmear (v.) 1 smear over, bedaub
bestained (adj.) stained all over, marked with stains
bestow (v.) 8 carry, bear, acquit, conduct
bethink (v.), past form bethought 1 call to mind, think about, consider, reflect
bethump (v.) thump soundly, pound, lambaste
betime (adv.) 3 at once, immediately
bias (n.) 1 [weighting in a bowl causing it to run obliquely] inclination, tendency, leaning
birth (n.) 1 royal birth, noble ancestry
bleak (adj.) 3 cold, chill, icy
bleeding (adj.) 1 bloody, blood-soaked, bloodstained
blood (n.) 1 passion, feeling, strong emotion [especially sexual]
blood (n.) 3 man of fire, hot-blooded fellow, spirited youth
blood (n.) 6 blood relationship, kinship
blood (n.) 7 nobility, breeding, gentility, good parentage
blood (n.) 7 nobility, breeding, gentility, good parentage
blood (n.) 9 life-blood, spirit
bloody (adj.) 5 blood-containing
blot (n.) stain, disgrace, blemish
blot (n.) stain, disgrace, blemish
blot (v.) 1 slander, defile, blacken
blunt (adj.) 2 plain-spoken, unceremonious, forthright
blustering (adj.) turbulent, buffeted, tempestuous
body (n.) 5 length and breadth, extent
boisterous (adj.) 3 irritable, painful, irritating
boisterous (adv.) violently, fiercely, forcefully
boisterously (adv.) forcefully, violently, roughly
bone (n.) 3 (plural) man, person
borrowed (adj.) assumed, pretended, feigned
bosom (n.) 1 heart, inner person
bosom (n.) 1 heart, inner person
bosom (n.) 1 heart, inner person
bosom (n.) 2 inward thoughts, personal counsel
bosom (n.) 6 surface
bosom (n.) 7 depths
bottom (n.) 6 [nautical: keel, hull] ship, vessel
bounce (n.) explosion, detonation, gun-shot
bound (n.) 1 limit, boundary, confine, barrier
bound (n.) 1 limit, boundary, confine, barrier
bound (n.) 1 limit, boundary, confine, barrier
bound (v.) 2 contain, enclose, confine
bound (v.) 2 contain, enclose, confine
bounden (v.) indebted, obliged, grateful
brabbler (n.) braggart, brawler, quarreller
braced (adj.) with tightened skin, stretched
bragging (adj.) threatening, menacing, challenging
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 (n.) boast, bravado, blustering threat
brave (v.) 1 challenge, defy, confront, provoke
brave (v.) 1 challenge, defy, confront, provoke
brave (v.) 1 challenge, defy, confront, provoke
bravely (adv.) 2 showily, with great display, with a fine flourish
brawl down (v.) destroy with uproar, force down with clamour
breach (n.) 3 tear, gap, hole
break (v.) 2 broach a matter, speak
break out (v.) rush out, come out
break out (v.) rush out, come out
break-vow (n.) breaker of promises
breath (n.) 1 utterance, speech, voice
breath (n.) 7 breathing-space, respite
breathe (v.) 1 speak, utter, talk
breathe (v.) 2 catch breath, pause, rest
breathing (adj.) 2 living, active, lively
brief (adj.) 2 [unclear meaning] rife, widespread; pressing, urgent
brief (n.) 4 epitome, embodiment
broker, broker-between (n.) go-between, intermediary, agent
broker, broker-between (n.) go-between, intermediary, agent
brooded (adj.) [unclear meaning] full of brooding
brook (v.) 1 endure, tolerate, put up with
brow (n.) 1 appearance, aspect, countenance
brow (n.) 2 bold front, confidence, effrontery
brow (n.) 3 eyebrow
brow (n.) 3 eyebrow
brow (n.) 4 forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]
brow (n.) 4 forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]
brow (n.) 4 forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]
brow (n.) 4 forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]
brow (n.) 4 forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]
brow (n.) 4 forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]
brow (n.) 5 height, peak, pinnacle
bullet (n.) cannon-ball
bullet (n.) cannon-ball
burden, burthen (n.) 3 birth, state of pregnancy
buss (v.) kiss wantonly, smack against
buy and sell, past form bought and sold betray, exploit, treat treacherously
buy out (v.) 2 get rid of, cancel by making a payment
by (adv.) 2 aside, out of the way
call (n.) decoy, lure, enticement
canker (n./adj.) 2 cancer, ulcer, blight, corruption
cankered (adj.) 3 malignant, malicious, bad-tempered
canker-sorrow (n.) gnawing grief, all-consuming sorrow
capable of 1 appreciative of, able to take in
capable of 2 open to, subject to, susceptible to
care (n.) 1 attentiveness, heedfulness, diligence
carriage (n.) 6 wagon, gun-carriage
cased (adj.) 2 caged; or: living
cast away (v.) 3 destroy, ruin
catch (v.) 1 seize, get hold of, capture
catechize (v.) 1 ask questions of
cause (n.) 1 reason, motive, ground
cause (n.) 2 explanation
ceinture (n.) belt, girdle
censure (v.) 2 judge critically, flaw, find fault with
certain (adj.) 4 secure, safe
chafed (adj.) enraged, irritated, angered
channel (n.) 1 course, bed, route
chaps, chops (n.) 1 jaws
charge (n.) 1 command, order, injunction, instruction
charge (n.) 7 expense, cost, outlay
charge (v.) 1 order, command, enjoin
chase (n.) 1 pursuit, sequence, hunt
check (n.) 2 repulse, reverse, resistance
check (v.) 3 take the reins of, control, manage
check (v.) 3 take the reins of, control, manage
cherish (v.) 2 nourish, cause to grow
chide (v.), past form chid 4 brusquely command, drive [away] with harsh words
choice (n.) 2 picked company, select band
churlish (adj.) 1 rude, blunt, ungracious
churlish (adj.) 2 violent, rough, harsh
churlish (adj.) 2 violent, rough, harsh
circle (n.) 1 compass, confines, bounds
circle (n.) 3 crown, coronet, diadem
circumstance (n.) 1 detail(s), particular(s), specifics
claim (n.) demand for service
clap (v.) 5 [bowls] fix, stick, set
clap up (v.) 1 seal, settle hastily, complete suddenly
clearly (adv.) without interference, unobstructedly
climate (n.) 2 part of the sky
clip about (v.) embrace, clasp, hug
clock-setter (n.) clock-keeper, clock-regulator
cloddy (adj.) full of clods, clay-filled
close (adj.) 5 secretive, tight-lipped, uncommunicative
closely (adv.) 1 secretly, covertly, privately
closet (n.) 1 private chamber, study, own room
clout (n.) 1 piece of cloth, rag; handkerchief
clutch (v.) clench, close
coal (n.) 1 ember, smouldering fuel
cockered (adj.) spoiled, indulged, pampered
coil (n.) turmoil, disturbance, fuss
cold (adj.) 4 indifferent, unenthusiastic, uninterested
coldly (adv.) 1 calmly, coolly, objectively, rationally
coldly (adv.) 2 lightly, with indifference, unenthusiastically
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
come in (v.) 2 submit, reconcile, yield
come off (v.) 3 leave the field of combat, disengage
comfort (n.) 2 happiness, joy, cheerfulness
commander (n.) victor, champion, conqueror
commandment, commandement (n.) 2 control, authority, sovereignty [over]
commend (v.) 1 convey greetings, present kind regards
commend (v.) 2 commit, entrust, hand over
commodity (n.) 4 self-interest, desire for gain, expediency
commodity (n.) 4 self-interest, desire for gain, expediency
complete, compleat (adj.) 2 fully equipped, with everything present
compliment, complement (n.) 2 ceremony, etiquette, protocol
compliment, complement (n.) 2 ceremony, etiquette, protocol
composition (n.) 1 constitution, make-up, state [of mind and body]
composition (n.) 3 settlement, truce, coming to terms
compound (v.) 1 agree, settle
comprimise (v.) variant form of ‘compromise’
concealed (adj.) 2 hidden, secret, offering a hiding-place
conceit (n.) 5 notion, idea, thought
conclude (v.) 4 prove the truth, settle the matter
condition (n.) 2 quality, behaviour, attribute, habit
conduct (n.) 1 leadership, command
conduct (n.) 5 escort, attendant, guide
confess (v.) 2 be honest, be frank
confine (n.) 1 territory, region, domain
confound (v.) 1 destroy, overthrow, ruin
confound (v.) 2 mar, corrupt, spoil
confounded (adj.) destroyed, ruined, wrecked
confusion (n.) 1 destruction, overthrow, ruin
confusion (n.) 2 calamity, disaster, catastrophe
conjointly (adv.) together, in unison, in conjunction
conjunction (n.) 1 union, uniting, joining together
conjunction (n.) 1 union, uniting, joining together
conjure (v.) 1 ask solemnly, entreat earnestly, beseech
consent (v.) agree, concur, acquiesce
consequently (adv.) subsequently, later, then
consideration (n.) 1 moody contemplation, deep reflection
consume away (v.) waste away, disintegrate, perish
consummate (v.) accomplish, complete, bring to a conclusion
contagious (adj.) 1 pestilential, harmful, noxious
contemned (adj.) 1 despised, contemptible, despicable
content (adj.) 2 contented, patient, accepting, undisturbed
content (v.) 2 calm [down], settle, relax
contrary (adj.) 3 wrong, incorrect, erroneous
control (n.) compulsion, constraint, mastery
controlment (n.) control, restraint, check
conversant (adj.) occupied, concerned, having to do
conversion (n.) 2 newly honoured person, ennobled fellow
convertite (n.) convert, penitent
convicted (adj.) defeated, vanquished, conquered
coop (v.) 2 enclose, bind in, protect
copy (n.) 1 example, model, pattern
correct (v.) punish, chastise, reprimand
corruptibly (adv.) in a corruptible way, causing decomposition
counsel (n.) 1 advice, guidance, direction
countercheck (n.) countering manoeuvre, rebuke
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
cracker (n.) boaster, braggart, windbag
crafty (adj.) 1 cunning, devious, wily
crave (v.) 1 beg, entreat, request
creature (n.) 5 object, instrument, thing
crest (n.) 1 [originally the plume of feathers on a] helmet, head-piece
crest (n.) 2 [on an animal head or neck] ridge of feathers, ridge of hairs; hackles
crest (n.) 3 heraldic device placed above the shield and helmet in a coat-of-arms
crier (n.) officer who makes announcements in a court of law
crooked (adj.) 1 malignant, perverse, contrary, devious
cross (v.) 1 prevent, thwart, forestall
crouch (v.) 2 duck down, lie hidden
crow (n.) 2 cockerel
cull (v.) select, pick out, choose
cull (v.) select, pick out, choose
cull forth (v.) select, pick out, choose
customed (adj.) 1 customary, ordinary, usual
cut off (v.) 2 interrupt, break off
dam (n.) mother
darkly (adv.) 3 obscurely, cryptically, enigmatically
date (n.) 1 duration, period of existence
dauphin, dolphin (n.) title of the eldest son of the King of France [between 1349 and 1830]
dauphin, dolphin (n.) title of the eldest son of the King of France [between 1349 and 1830]
dauphin, dolphin (n.) title of the eldest son of the King of France [between 1349 and 1830]
day (n.) 1 day of battle, contest
day (n.) 1 day of battle, contest
day (n.) 1 day of battle, contest
day (n.) 1 day of battle, contest
day (n.) 1 day of battle, contest
dead (adj.) 2 deadly, dire, grave
deaf (v.) deafen
deal (v.) 1 proceed, behave, conduct oneself
death (n.) skull, memento mori
decay (n.) 1 destruction, downfall, ending
decay (n.) 1 destruction, downfall, ending
defence (n.) 1 fencing, swordsmanship, skill of self-defence
deliver (v.) 3 free, release, liberate
denounce (v.) declare, proclaim, announce
denounce (v.) declare, proclaim, announce
deny (v.) 2 refuse, decline, scorn
depart with (v.) part with, give away
desire (v.) 2 require, command
device (n.) 11 heraldic design, emblematic figure, armorial
difference (n.) 1 quarrel, disagreement, dispute
difference (n.) 1 quarrel, disagreement, dispute
difference (n.) 5 choice, alternative, option
different (adj.) 1 distinct, individual, separate
diffidence (n.) distrust, misgiving, lack of confidence
dim (adj.) dull, pale-coloured, lacking lustre
disallow of (v.) reject, deny, refuse to admit
discipline (n.) 1 military strategy, tactics, training in the art of war
discipline (n.) 1 military strategy, tactics, training in the art of war
discipline (n.) 1 military strategy, tactics, training in the art of war
disclaim (v.) disown, repudiate, renounce [connection with]
dishabit (v.) dislodge, remove from the foundations
disjoin (v.) disengage, separate [oneself]
disjoin (v.) disengage, separate [oneself]
disjoin (v.) disengage, separate [oneself]
dispatch, despatch (v.) 3 kill, put to death, make away with, finish off
dispatch, despatch (v.) 5 send away, send off
dispiteous (adj.) pitiless, merciless
displayed (adj.) 3 [if of the troops] deployed, drawn up; [if of the banners] arrayed, unfurled
dispose (n.) 1 disposal, control, discretion
dispose (v.) 2 carry out, manage, handle
disposing (n.) disposal, management, control
dispossess (v.) cause to lose possession
dissever (v.) divide, split up, separate
distempered (adj.) 1 troubled, disturbed, inclement
distempered (adj.) 2 vexed, troubled, ill-humoured
distrust (n.) 1 lack of confidence, doubt
divers (adj.) different, various, several
divided (adj.) 3 incomplete, imperfect, defective
divinely (adv.) piously, spiritually, in a religious manner
doff (v.) throw off, get rid of, do away with
dogged (adj.) 1 fierce, cruel, ferocious
dogged (adj.) 1 fierce, cruel, ferocious
domination (n.) possession, dominion, sovereign territory
doom (n.) 2 final destiny, deciding fate, death and destruction
doom (v.) 2 condemn, pronounce judgement against
door, out of (adv.) 2 out of doors, out of the house
doubt (v.) 1 fear, be afraid [for], feel anxious [for]
doubt (v.) 1 fear, be afraid [for], feel anxious [for]
doubt (v.) 2 suspect, have suspicions about, fear
doubtful (adj.) 1 fearful, worried, apprehensive
doubtless (adj.) 2 without fear, free from apprehension
downtrodden (adj.) oppressed, crushed by tyranny
draw (v.) 1 bring together, draw in, gather
draw (v.) 1 bring together, draw in, gather
draw (v.) 4 write out, draw up, present
draw (v.) 5 picture, represent, frame
draw (v.) 13 demand, call forth, extract
drift (n.) 3 shower, deluge, load
dull (adj.) 2 bored, uninterested, inattentive
dust (n.) speck of dust, particle, iota
dust (n.) speck of dust, particle, iota
earthy (adj.) 2 earthly, dwelling in this world
easy (adj.) 1 slight, petty, insignificant
easy (adj.) 4 effortless, straightforward, uncomplicated
effect (n.) 2 purpose, end, intended deed
effusion (n.) spilling, shedding
else (adv.) 3 suchlike, others besides
embassy (n.) 1 message [especially via an ambassador]
embassy (n.) 1 message [especially via an ambassador]
embassy (n.) 2 ambassadorial role, function as ambassador
embassy (n.) 2 ambassadorial role, function as ambassador
embattailed (adj.) in battle positions, marshalled for fight
embound enclose, contain, confine
employment (n.) 1 task, service, commission
endamagement (n.) damage, injury, harm
endless (adj.) 1 boundless, universal, impenetrable
enfranchisement (n.) freedom, liberation, release
enjoy (v.) 1 possess, have, own
envenom (v.) poison, taint, destroy
envy, envy at (v.) 2 begrudge, resent, object to
equity (n.) 2 right, just demand
espy (v.) catch sight of, discern, see
estate (n.) 1 state, situation, circumstances
even (adj.) 4 level, horizontal, flat
even (adj.) 4 level, horizontal, flat
even, e'en (adv.) 2 just [now]
even, e'en (adv.) 4 equably, evenly, steadily
evil (n.) 2 malady, illness, disease
example (n.) precedent, parallel case
example (v.) 2 exemplify, illustrate
exclamation (n.) 1 loud reproach, outcry, clamorous complaint
exercise (n.) 2 manly sport, martial practice
exhalation (n.) 1 meteor, shooting star
expedient (adj.) speedy, rapid, expeditious
expedient (adj.) speedy, rapid, expeditious
expedient (adj.) speedy, rapid, expeditious
expeditious (adj.) speedy, sudden, quickly needed
expire (v.) end, conclude, terminate
express (adj.) 1 explicit, specific, clear
extend (v.) 4 show, offer, permit
exteriorly (adv.) on the outside, superficially
eye (n.) 6 [bowls] hollow in the side of a bowl
face (n.) 1 appearance, outward show, look
faint (adj.) 2 faint-hearted, timorous, fearful
faintly (adv.) 2 timidly, half-heartedly, without conviction
fair (adj.) 10 legitimate, lawful, proper
fair (adv.) 2 well, in a good hand, elegantly [like a clerk]
fair (adv.) 7 fully, quite, wholly
fair (n.) 2 fortune, happiness, favour
fair-faced (adj.) attractive, appealing, presenting a good prospect
fair-play (adj.) chivalrous, courtly, full of honour
fair-play, fair play (n.) chivalrous action, honourable conduct
faith (n.) 2 constancy, fidelity, loyalty
fall (v.) 2 befall, fall on, come to
fall from (v.) desert, forsake, renounce
fall off (v.) 2 become estranged, withdraw from allegiance
fall over (v.) defect, revolt, go over
false (adj.) 1 treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.) 1 treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.) 3 sham, spurious, not genuine, artificial
false (adj.) 4 wrong, mistaken
false (adj.) 4 wrong, mistaken
false (adj.) 4 wrong, mistaken
false (adv.) 4 unfaithfully, disloyally, inconstantly,
fantasied (adj.) full of strange fancies
fantasy (n.) 4 whim, caprice, fancy
fare (n.) 1 food, provision
fare (v.) 1 get on, manage, do, cope
fare ... well
fare ... well
fare ... well
fault (n.) 2 mistake, error, blunder
favour (n.) 2 appearance, look, aspect
fearful (adj.) 1 timid, timorous, frightened, full of fear
fearful (adj.) 1 timid, timorous, frightened, full of fear
feature (n.) physical appearance, bodily shape, looks
fell (adj.) 1 cruel, fierce, savage
fell (adj.) 1 cruel, fierce, savage
fetch about (v.) change tack, move in a roundabout way
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
fift (adj) variant spelling of ‘fifth’
figure (n.) 1 form, design, shape, conception
figure over (v.) cover with a pattern, embellish, ornament
fill up (v.) 3 satisfy, fulfil, meet
fine (n.) 2 ending, termination
fine (n.) 3 punishment, penalty, retribution
fit (n.) 1 fever, attack, seizure
fit (v.) 1 suit, befit, be suitable [for]
fit (v.) 3 adapt, conform, accommodate
fleet (v.) 2 [of souls] leave, pass away, fly off
flesh (v.) 2 initiate, introduce [to bloodshed]
fleshly (adj.) made of flesh, mortal
flinty (adj.) hard, harsh, tough
flood (n.) 1 sea, deep, waves, rushing water
flood (n.) 1 sea, deep, waves, rushing water
flood (n.) 1 sea, deep, waves, rushing water
flood (n.) 2 river, stream, rushing water
fond (adj.) 6 obsessed [with]
fondly (adv.) foolishly, stupidly, madly
foot (n.) 2 step, degree, foothold
foot, on 1 in employment, taking place, under way
footing (n.) 1 support, surface, foundation, foothold
footsteps (n.) footpath, pathway, steps
forage (v.) 1 range abroad, go out and about
force perforce with violent compulsion
foreknow (v.) know in advance, have previous knowledge
foresaid (adj.) aforesaid
forethink (v.) anticipate, foresee, predict
form (n.) 3 pattern, shaping, outcome, order
form (n.) 3 pattern, shaping, outcome, order
form (n.) 4 orderly manner, good arrangement
form (n.) 5 way of behaving, behaviour, code of conduct
form (n.) 8 physical appearance, outward appearance
forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forswore 1 swear falsely, perjure [oneself], break one's word
forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forswore 1 swear falsely, perjure [oneself], break one's word
forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forswore 1 swear falsely, perjure [oneself], break one's word
forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forswore 1 swear falsely, perjure [oneself], break one's word
fortune (n.) 1 good fortune, success
forwearied (adj.) worn out, exhausted
foster up (v.) bring up, nurse, nourish
frenzy (n.) distraction, agitation, delirium
fright (v.), past form frighted frighten, scare, terrify
fright (v.), past form frighted frighten, scare, terrify
fright (v.), past form frighted frighten, scare, terrify
front (n.) 1 forehead, face
full (adv.) 1 fully, completely, properly
fulsome (adj.) 1 distasteful, nauseating, repulsive
gall (v.) 3 injure, harm, wound
gaud (n.) gaudy toy, showy plaything, trinket
general (adj.) 2 all-embracing, universal, comprehensive
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.) 1 well-born, honourable, noble
gentle (adj.) 2 courteous, friendly, kind
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 (adj.) 4 peaceful, calm, free from violence
gentle (adj.) 6 soft, tender, kind
gentle (adj.) 6 soft, tender, kind
gentle (adj.) 6 soft, tender, kind
gentle (adj.) 6 soft, tender, kind
get (v.) 1 beget, conceive, breed
get (v.) 1 beget, conceive, breed
get (v.) 1 beget, conceive, breed
get (v.) 1 beget, conceive, breed
giddy (adj.) 2 foolish, stupid, ill-considered
giddy (adj.) 3 bewildered, confused, nonplussed
gild (v.), past forms gilt, gilded 1 cover, coat, smear
gild (v.), past forms gilt, gilded 3 enrich, adorn, beautify
give (v.) 9 give up, renounce
give way (v.) 2 give up, yield, relinquish
glister (v.) glitter, sparkle, gleam
glorify (v.) add glory to, increase the splendour of
glory (n.) 2 boastful spirit, vaingloriousness
gossiping (n.) merry-making, joyful meeting
grace (v.) 1 favour, add merit to, do honour to
grace (v.) 3 give credit to, lend plausibility to
graceless (adj.) wicked, ungodly, immoral
gracious (adj.) 1 filled with divine grace, godly, devout
gracious (adj.) 1 filled with divine grace, godly, devout
grandam (n.) grandmother
grandam (n.) grandmother
grandam (n.) grandmother
grandam (n.) grandmother
grandam (n.) grandmother
grapple (v.) join, fasten, bind
green (adj.) 2 youthful, inexperienced, immature
green (adj.) 2 youthful, inexperienced, immature
green (n.) 2 grass-covered land, grassy mound
grief (n.) 1 grievance, complaint, hurt, injury
grief (n.) 2 pain, torment, distress
grievously (adv.) 2 seriously, greatly
gripe (v.) clutch, grasp, seize
grossly (adv.) 1 openly, blatantly, brazenly
grossly (adv.) 4 stupidly, senselessly, foolishly
grovelling (adj.) prone, prostrate, lying flat
guard (v.) 3 adorn, ornament, deck out
habit (n.) 1 dress, clothing, costume
half-blown (adj.) half-blossomed
half-face (n.) profile, side-view
half-faced (adj.) 2 [of a coin] showing a monarch's profile; also: clipped, imperfect
halting (adj.) 2 wavering, dilatory, shifting
hand (n.) 2 agency, means, aid
hand (n.) 6 signature, written authorization
handkercher (n.) handkerchief
happily (adv.) 2 opportunely, propitiously, with good fortune
happy (adj.) 2 opportune, appropriate, propitious, favourable
harbourage (n.) shelter, refuge, haven
hardly (adv.) 1 with great difficulty, only with difficulty
harm (n.) 2 misfortune, affliction, trouble
harnessed (adj.) armoured, armed
hatch (n.) 2 lower part of a door, half-door, gate
hatch (n.) 2 lower part of a door, half-door, gate
hateful (adj.) 2 repulsive, obnoxious, incompatible [with]
havoc (n.) [in fighting and hunting: calling for] total slaughter, general devastation
hazard (n.) 2 [gambling] chance, fortune; throw [of dice]
hazards, upon all against any odds
head (n.) 1 fighting force, army, body of troops
head (n.) 2 power, strength, scope
heavy (adj.) 1 sorrowful, sad, gloomy
heavy (adj.) 2 grave, serious, weighty
heavy (adj.) 3 pressing, weighty, overpowering
heavy (adj.) 7 slow-moving, sluggish, laggard
heavy (adj.) 10 brutal, oppressive, wicked
heighth (n.) variant spelling of ‘height’
heinous (adj.) calamitous, terrible, severe
heinous (adj.) calamitous, terrible, severe
hie (v.) hasten, hurry, speed
hold (n.) 1 stronghold, castle, fortress
hold (v.) 9 withhold, hold back
hold hands with be equal to, be comparable to
hold up (v.) 2 support, uphold, sustain
holding (n.) 2 leasehold, tenure, grant of occupation
hot (adj.) 1 hot-tempered, angry, passionate
hot (adj.) 1 hot-tempered, angry, passionate
hot (adj.) 4 active, vigorous
hourly (adj.) 2 constantly, hour by hour
hug (v.) bed down, curl up, lie close
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]
humour (n.) 2 fancy, whim, inclination, caprice
humour (n.) 2 fancy, whim, inclination, caprice
hurly (n.) commotion, uproar, turmoil
idiot (n.) jester, clown, fool
idle (adj.) 2 mad, crazy, lunatic
idly (adv.) 1 foolishly, crazily, frivolously
idly (adv.) 2 without paying attention, casually
ill (adj.) 1 bad, adverse, unfavourable
ill (adj.) 1 bad, adverse, unfavourable
ill (adj.) 1 bad, adverse, unfavourable
ill (adj.) 1 bad, adverse, unfavourable
ill (adj.) 2 evil, wicked, immoral
ill (adv.) 1 badly, adversely, unfavourably
ill (adv.) 1 badly, adversely, unfavourably
ill (adv.) 1 badly, adversely, unfavourably
ill (adv.) 1 badly, adversely, unfavourably
ill (n.) 1 wrong, injury, harm, evil
ill-tuned (adj.) harsh-sounding, unmelodious
impatience (n.) 1 anger, rage, fury
impeach (v.) 1 accuse, charge, challenge
import (v.) 1 signify, mean, suggest
importance (n.) 2 urgent request, urging, encouragement
incensed (adj.) inflamed, angered, enraged
incensed (adj.) inflamed, angered, enraged
inconsiderate (adj.) thoughtless, precipitate, reckless
indenture (n.) 2 contract, agreement
indifferency (n.) 1 impartiality, moderation, equity
indigest (n.) shapeless mass, confused situation
indirection (n.) 2 devious means, malpractice
indirectly (adv.) 1 wrongfully, unjustly, illegitimately
indue, endue (v.) 1 endow, furnish, provide
industrious (adj.) 2 ingenious, skilful, clever
infect (v.) affect, influence, stir
infixed (adj.) captured, caught, firmly held
inflamed (adj.) 2 engulfed with fire
infortunate (adj.) unfortunate
inglorious (adj.) shameful, humiliating, ignominious
ingrate (adj.) ungrateful, unthankful, unappreciative
ingrateful (adj.) 1 ungrateful, unappreciative
injury (n.) 1 grievance, wrong, complaint
injury (n.) 3 taunting, injuring, injuriousness
innocency (n.) innocence
intelligence (n.) 3 source of information, secret service
intent (n.) intention, purpose, aim
intent (n.) intention, purpose, aim
interest (n.) 1 valid claim [on], rights of possession [to]
interrogatory (n.) interrogation, questioning, inquisition
interruption resistance, hindrance, obstruction
inundation (n.) outpouring, overflowing, flood
inundation (n.) outpouring, overflowing, flood
inveterate (adj.) long-standing, deep-rooted
invocation (n.) entreaty, supplication
iron age age of cruelty, time of wickedness
irregular (adj.) lawless, disorderly, unruly
issue (n.) 1 child(ren), offspring, family, descendant
issue (n.) 1 child(ren), offspring, family, descendant
issue (n.) 2 outcome, result, consequence(s)
issue (n.) 2 outcome, result, consequence(s)
jade (n.) 2 [contemptuous] wretch, worthless individual
joy (v.) 1 feel joy, be happy, rejoice
juggling (adj.) deceiving, cheating, full of trickery
keeper (n.) 1 gaoler, warden, custodian
kind (adj.) 2 loving, affectionate, fond
knave (n.) 1 scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knit (v.) 1 unite, join, make one
knit (v.) 1 unite, join, make one
knit, knit up (v.) 1 tie, fasten [by means of a knot]
laboured (adj.) 1 hard-worked, exhausted by toil
lamentable (adj.) sorrowful, mournful, sad
large (adj.) 7 general, broad; or: powerfully built, robust
large (n.) full-grown version
late (adj.) 1 recent, not long past
lay (v.) 4 set up, arrange, devise
lay on / upon (v.) 2 inflict blows, beat soundly
lead (v.) 2 govern, dominate, direct
league (n.) 1 compact, alliance, treaty, bond of friendship
league (n.) 1 compact, alliance, treaty, bond of friendship
league (n.) 1 compact, alliance, treaty, bond of friendship
legitimation (n.) legitimacy
leisure (n.) opportunity, moment, available time
lend (v.) give, grant, bestow [on]
liable (adj.) 1 subject, legally bound
liable (adj.) 1 subject, legally bound
liable (adj.) 3 fitting, apt, suitable
lieu whereof, in in recompense for this
light (n.) 2 inkling, foresight, glimmering
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
limited (adj.) 1 appointed, designated, nominated
lineal (adj.) lineally descended, in the direct line, hereditary
lineal (adj.) lineally descended, in the direct line, hereditary
list (v.) 2 listen
litter (n.) 1 [transportable] bed, couch
litter (n.) 2 animal straw, rushes, bedding
loose (adj.) 2 immoral, improper, contemptible
loud (adj.) 2 hectic, noisy, clamorous
love (n.) 3 act of kindness, affectionate deed
lusty (adj.) 1 vigorous, strong, robust, eager
lusty (adj.) 1 vigorous, strong, robust, eager
lusty (adj.) 1 vigorous, strong, robust, eager
lusty (adj.) 1 vigorous, strong, robust, eager
lusty (adj.) 1 vigorous, strong, robust, eager
lusty (adj.) 1 vigorous, strong, robust, eager
madcap (n.) mad-brained fellow, lunatic
maiden (adj.) 1 unblemished, unstained, not put to use
main (n.) 1 open sea, ocean
make up (v.) 1 advance to the front, move forward, press on
make up (v.) 3 agree, conclude, make good
make up (v.) 5 create, cause the formation of
make whole put right, bring to agreement
malicious (adj.) 2 violent, hostile, wrathful
manage (n.) 3 government, rulers
manner (n.) 1 (plural) proper behaviour, good conduct, forms of politeness
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]
masque (n.) masquerade, pageant, show
match (n.) 3 matching, equality
matter (n.) 3 stuff, soul, substance
matter (n.) 5 reason, cause, ground
matter (n.) 5 reason, cause, ground
matter (n.) 7 pus, discharge, fluid [from a wound]
maw (n.) belly, stomach; throat, gullet
meagre (adj.) 3 barren, poor-quality, unproductive
measure (n.) 1 extent, size, amount, quantity, mass
measure (n.) 9 accompaniment, background melody
measure (v.) 1 pass through, travel over, traverse
meet (adj.) 1 fit, suitable, right, proper
melancholy (n.) ill-temper, sullenness [thought to be the result of too much ‘black bile’ in the blood]
mess (n.) 3 dining company, banqueting table
meteor (n.) aurora, luminous emanation, atmospheric effect
meteor (n.) aurora, luminous emanation, atmospheric effect
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
methinks(t), methought(s) (v.) it seems /seemed to me
methinks(t), methought(s) (v.) it seems /seemed to me
mew up (v.) coop up, confine, shut up
minion (n.) 1 darling, favourite, select one
miscarry (v.) 3 go wrong, fail, be unsuccessful
misspeak (v.) speak inaccurately, express badly
mistempered (adj.) 1 disordered, diseased, deranged
modern (adj.) ordinary, trite, commonplace, everyday
module (n.) image, pattern, model, empty pretence
more (adj.) 1 greater
morrow (n.) morning
mortal (adj.) 1 fatal, deadly, lethal
mortality (n.) 1 mortal nature, human life
mote (n.) speck of dust, tiny particle, trifle
motion (n.) 2 emotion, inclination, desire, impulse
motion (n.) 2 emotion, inclination, desire, impulse
mounting (adj.) ambitious, aspiring, rising
mouse (v.) tear, bite, rend
move (v.) 1 arouse, affect, stir [by emotion]
muse (v.) 1 wonder, be surprised
mutine (n.) mutineer, rebel
naked (adj.) 1 defenceless, undefended, unarmed
name (n.) 6 rightful claimant, legitimate authority
native (adj.) 1 natural, habitual, normal
native (adj.) 1 natural, habitual, normal
near (adj.) 1 close to the throne [in order of succession], near relation
needless (adj.) 2 not needed, unused, superfluous
new (adv.) 2 immediately, just
new-enkindled (adj.) freshly lit
nice (adj.) 1 fastidious, particular, fussy, overscrupulous
night (n.) 2 darkness, blackness
Nob (n.) familiar form of Robert
north (n.) north wind
noted (adj.) 1 recognizable, well-known, familiar
observation (n.) 1 observance, rite, customary practice
occasion (n.) 1 circumstance, opportunity
occasion (n.) 3 need, want, requirement
occasion (n.) 4 course of events, state of affairs
odoriferous (adj.) odorous, sweet-smelling, fragrant
of (prep.) 11 with
offence (n.) 2 opposition, hostility, antagonism
offer (n.) offering, proposal, invitation, inducement
offer (v.) 2 dare, presume, venture
office (n.) 1 task, service, duty, responsibility
office (n.) 1 task, service, duty, responsibility
office (n.) 2 role, position, place, function
oft (adv.) often
oft (adv.) often
oftentimes (adv.) often, frequently, on many occasions
once (adv.) 1 once and for all, in a word
onset (n.) 2 attack, assault
ope (adj.) open
ope (v.) open
opposite (adj.) opposed, hostile, adverse, antagonistic [to]
orchard (n.) garden
order (n.) 1 arrangement, disposition, direction
order (n.) 1 arrangement, disposition, direction
order (n.) 3 agreement, arrangement, entente
ordering (n.) management, direction, regulation
ordinary (adj.) everyday, commonplace, regularly experienced
ordnance, ordinance (n.) cannon, artillery
outface (v.) 1 defy, intimidate, overcome by confronting
outface (v.) 1 defy, intimidate, overcome by confronting
outlook (v.) outstare, overcome by facing up to
overbear (v.) 1 overwhelm, overcome, overpower
overbear (v.) 2 overrule, overcome, put down
overlook (v.) 5 overflow, rise above, exceed
overmaster (v.) 2 usurp, take by force, hold in one's power
overstain (v.) cover with stains, smear over
over-swell (v.) flood, inundate, overflow
owe (v.) 1 own, possess, have
owe (v.) 1 own, possess, have
owe (v.) 1 own, possess, have
owe (v.) 1 own, possess, have
painfully (adv.) diligently, taking great pains
painted (adj.) 3 feigned, counterfeit, disguised
pale-visaged (adj.) pale-faced
parle, parley (n.) 1 negotiation, meeting [between enemies under a truce, to discuss terms]
parle, parley (n.) 1 negotiation, meeting [between enemies under a truce, to discuss terms]
parle, parley (n.) 1 negotiation, meeting [between enemies under a truce, to discuss terms]
parle, parley (v.) 1 discuss terms, treat, negotiate with
parle, parley (v.) 2 talk, discuss, enter into conversation
part (n.) 1 quality, attribute, gift, accomplishment [of mind or body]
part (n.) 2 side, camp, party
part (n.) 2 side, camp, party
part (n.) 2 side, camp, party
part (v.) 3 cleave, break, tear
party (n.) 1 side, faction, camp
party (n.) 1 side, faction, camp
party (n.) 1 side, faction, camp
pass (v.) 16 pass over, ignore, disregard
passage (n.) 2 passing, progress, moving on
passion (n.) 1 powerful feeling, overpowering emotion [often opposed to ‘reason’]
passion (n.) 2 emotional state, mental condition
passion (n.) 5 passionate outburst, emotional passage
passion (n.) 5 passionate outburst, emotional passage
passionate (adj.) 1 impassioned, vehement, excessively emotional
patch (v.) 3 blotch, mark, cover over
pate (n.) head, skull
pattern (n.) 2 precedent, previous example
pawn (n.) pledge, surety, forfeit
pay (v.) 1 repay, requite, recompense
peer (v.) 2 flow, rise, pour
peevish (adj.) 2 obstinate, perverse, self-willed [contrast modern sense of ‘irritable, morose’]
peise (v.) 2 poise, balance, keep in equilibrium
pencil (n.) finely-pointed paint-brush
peradventure (adv.) perhaps, maybe, very likely
perchance (adv.) 1 perhaps, maybe
perchance (adv.) 1 perhaps, maybe
perchance (adv.) 1 perhaps, maybe
peremptory (adj.) 1 determined, resolved, absolutely decided
perfect (adj.) 2 certain, definite, positive
perforce (adv.) 1 forcibly, by force, violently
perplexed (adj.) 2 bewildered, distracted, disoriented
persever (v.) 2 proceed, carry on
physic (n.) 1 medicine, healing, treatment
picked (adj.) 1 fastidious, neat, foppish
plague (n.) calamity, affliction, scourge
plank (n.) planking, floor
play upon (v.) play guns on, aim at; also: torment
please (v.) requite, satisfy, appease
plot (n.) 1 plan, scheme, stratagem
plot (n.) 2 position, situation, site
pluck away (v.) disregard, reject, throw out
pluck on (v.) 1 draw on, pull in, drag in
pocket up (v.) put up with, endure, swallow
poison, sweet flattery
policy (n.) 2 stratagem, cunning, intrigue, craft
pomp (n.) 1 pageant, ceremony, procession
pomp (n.) 1 pageant, ceremony, procession
pomp (n.) 1 pageant, ceremony, procession
pomp (n.) 1 pageant, ceremony, procession
pomp (n.) 2 greatness, nobility, high estate
pop out [informal] disinherit, turn from
possess (v.) 1 notify, inform, acquaint
possess (v.) 2 fill, imbue
post (v.) 1 hasten, speed, ride fast
posterity (n.) family, line of descendants, succession
potent (n.) potentate, ruler
powder (n.) gunpowder
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.) 1 armed force, troops, host, army
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.) 1 armed force, troops, host, army
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.) 1 armed force, troops, host, army
practice (n.) 1 scheme, plot, stratagem, intrigue
practise (v.) 1 plot, scheme, conspire
practise (v.) 1 plot, scheme, conspire
prate (n.) prattle, chatter, blather
precedent (n.) 3 original text from which a copy is made
precious-princely (adv.) like the precious character of a prince
preparation (n.) 2 expedition, military proceeding
presage (n.) 1 sign, indication, portent
presage (n.) 1 sign, indication, portent
presence (n.) 1 royal assembly, eminent company
presence (n.) 3 majesty
presence (n.) 4 gracious self, dignity as a person, personal position
presence (n.) 4 gracious self, dignity as a person, personal position
presently (adv.) 1 immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.) 1 immediately, instantly, at once
prince (n.) 2 person of royal blood [of either sex], noble
prisonment (n.) imprisonment, detention, captivity
private (n.) 2 private communication, confidential message
privilege (n.) 1 sanctuary, immunity, asylum
prodigious (adj.) 2 abnormal, monstrous, unnatural
prodigiously (adv.) with monstrous outcome, with unnatural birth
prodigy (n.) 1 omen, portent, sign
profound (adj.) 1 weighty, important
promotion (n.) advancement in life, social betterment
property (v.) 1 make a property of, treat as an object, exploit
proud (adj.) 2 courageous, valiant, brave
proud (adj.) 6 swollen, high, in flood
provoke (v.) 4 incite, rouse, urge on
puissance (n.) power, might, force
pure (adj.) 1 clear, lucid
purge (v.) 1 cleanse, purify, get rid of impurities [in]
purge (v.) 2 expel, get rid of, flush out
purpled (adj.) reddened with blood, bloodstained
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.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (v.) 1 intend, plan
put over (v.) refer, hand over, direct
qualify (v.) 2 appease, pacify, calm down
quantity (n.) 1 fragment, little piece, tiny amount
quarrel with (v.) object to, take exception to, refuse to practise
quarter (n.) 6 period of watch
quartered (adj.) 1 cut into four pieces
quartered (adj.) 1 cut into four pieces
quote (v.) 1 closely observe, note, examine
race (n.) 6 course, passage
rage (n.) 2 warlike ardour, martial spirit
rage (v.) rave, show signs of madness
rail (v.) rant, rave, be abusive [about]
rail (v.) rant, rave, be abusive [about]
ramping (adj.) rampant, rearing up
ranked (adj.) drawn up in battle order
rankness (n.) 2 excessive growth, rebelliousness
rated (adj.) 1 assessed, exposed, evaluated
read (v.) 1 interpret, discern, make something of
reason (n.) 3 reasonable view, sensible judgement, right opinion
reason (n.) 3 reasonable view, sensible judgement, right opinion
rebuke (v.) repress, put down, check
recreant (adj.) cowardly, faint-hearted, craven
redeem (v.) 1 free, liberate, extricate
redress (n.) 1 relief, assistance, help, comfort
regreet (n.) fresh greeting, return of salutation
religiously (adv.) 2 solemnly, with all due ceremony
remember (v.) 1 remind, bring to someone's mind
remembrance (n.) 1 memory, bringing to mind, recollection
remembrance (n.) 1 memory, bringing to mind, recollection
remorse (n.) 2 pity, compassion, tenderness
remorse (n.) 2 pity, compassion, tenderness
remorse (n.) 2 pity, compassion, tenderness
remove (v.) go, move off, depart
removed (adj.) 4 degree separated in line of succession
repair (n.) 1 restoration, renewal, recovery
repair (v.) 1 come, go, make one's way
repetition (n.) 1 recital, narration, relating
report (v.) give an account [of], describe in words
reputed (adj.) acknowledged, recognized, accounted
requital (n.) recompense, reward, repayment
resolve (v.) 7 remove, dispel, clear away
resolve (v.) 8 melt, dissolve, transform
resolved (adj.) 1 determined, settled, decided
resolved (adj.) 1 determined, settled, decided
respect (n.) 1 consideration, factor, circumstance
respect (n.) 2 attention, heed, deliberation
respect (n.) 3 regard, admiration, favour, opinion
respect (n.) 4 esteem, status, honour
respective (adj.) 1 careful, attentive, considerate
rest (n.) 1 [period of] peace, calm, repose
restraint (n.) 1 captivity, imprisonment, confinement
retire (n.) retreat, withdrawal
retire (n.) retreat, withdrawal
retire (n.) retreat, withdrawal
retire (v.) 2 retreat, pull back, withdraw
retired (adj.) 3 retreating, receded, subsiding
revel (n.) revelry, festivity, courtly entertainment
revolt (n.) 3 rebel, revolutionary, malcontent
revolt (n.) 3 rebel, revolutionary, malcontent
revolting (adj.) rebellious, mutinous, insurgent
rheum (n.) 1 tears
rheum (n.) 1 tears
rheum (n.) 2 watery discharge, seepage [especially of the eyes]
riding-rod (n.) cane used in riding, switch
right (adv.) 4 clearly, unmistakeably, assuredly
right (n.) 1 just claim, rights, title
right (n.) 1 just claim, rights, title
right (n.) 1 just claim, rights, title
right, do one 2 support one's cause, take one's part
ripe (v.) ripen, mature
room (n.) 1 place, space
room (n.) 3 opportunity, scope, chance
round (v.) 4 whisper, murmur, speak privately
roundure (n.) roundness, rounded form
royalty (n.) 1 majesty, royal highness
royalty (n.) 3 emblem of royalty, symbol of sovereignty
royalty (n.) 4 right granted by a monarch, royal prerogative
rub (n.) 1 [bowls] obstacle, impediment, hindrance
rude (adj.) 1 violent, harsh, unkind
rude (adj.) 1 violent, harsh, unkind
rude (adj.) 2 rough, wild, harsh-looking
rude (adj.) 2 rough, wild, harsh-looking
rude (adj.) 2 rough, wild, harsh-looking
rude (adj.) 4 uncivilized, uncultivated, unrefined
rude (adj.) 8 cacophonous, raucous, barbarous
rumour (n.) 1 tumult, din, confusion
run (v.) 3 follow a course, behave
sacred (adj.) 1 consecrated, hallowed, sanctified
sad (adj.) 1 serious, grave, solemn
sad (adj.) 1 serious, grave, solemn
sad (adj.) 3 downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
sad (adj.) 3 downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
sad (adj.) 3 downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
sad (adj.) 3 downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
sad (adj.) 3 downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
safety (n.) 1 prudent course of action, best safeguard
safety (n.) 2 safe keeping, custody
sail (n.) 1 ship, vessel
salute (v.) 1 greet, welcome, address
salute (v.) 2 approach, greet, make contact with
sans (prep.) without
sauciness (n.) insolence, rudeness, impertinence
saucy (adj.) 1 insolent, impudent, presumptuous, defiant
saving (prep.) 2 except
savour (n.) 2 smell, stench, stink
say (v.) 5 finish speaking, speak one's mind, make one's point
scamble (v.) scramble, struggle, make shift
scape, 'scape (v.) escape, avoid
scath, scathe (n.) harm, hurt, damage
scold (n.) abusive woman, quarreller
scope (n.) 2 range, reach, extent
scope (n.) 5 circumstance, course
scorn (v.) 1 mock, jeer, express disdain [at]
scroyle (n.) scoundrel, ruffian, wretch
secondary (n.) deputy, agent, second-in-command
securely (adv.) 1 confidently, without misgiving, fearlessly
seizure (n.) grasping of hands, clasp, hold
semblance (n.) 1 appearance, outward show
sensible (adj.) 1 sensitive, responsive, capable of feeling
sequence (n.) 1 proper lineal order, order of succession
set (n.) 3 [cards, tennis] series of games
set (v.) 7 close, shut
set apart (v.) discard, abandon, cast aside
set forward (v.) go forward, set out, go forth
several (adj.) 1 separate, different, distinct
shadow (n.) 2 reflection, reflected image
shadow (v.) 3 shelter, give protection to
shame (n.) 1 disgrace, dishonour, affront
shift (n.) 4 stratagem, tactic, way
shock (v.) repel with force, throw into confusion
shot (n.) 1 cannonfire, firing, salvoes
shrewd (adj.) 1 harsh, hard, severe
shroud (n.) 2 sail-rope
sightless (adj.) 2 unsightly, ugly, offensive
sightly (adv.) appropriately, handsomely, pleasingly
sign (v.) 1 mark distinctively, bear a signature
silverly (adv.) with a silvery appearance
sinew (n.) 3 strength, force, power
sing (v.) 3 declaim in verse
skin-coat (n.) coat made of skin, hide
slanderous (adj.) disgraceful, shameful, discreditable
smack (v.) 2 show the characteristics, savour the taste
smack (v.) 2 show the characteristics, savour the taste
smack (v.) 3 have an air, have a flavour
smoke (v.) 1 spread like mist, grow misty
smoke (v.) 5 disinfect, sanitize; beat, thrash
smooth-faced (adj.) plausible, bland, glib, deceitful
snatch (n.) 2 snap, bite
sojourn (v.) 1 pause, reside, stay for a while
sole (adj.) 1 unique, unrivalled, singular
solemnity (n.) 1 celebration, jubilation, festivity
soothe up (v.) flatter, humour, play up to
soul (n.) 3 conscience, heart, inner being
soul-fearing (adj.) terrifying, petrifying
sound (adj.) 1 healthy, robust, uninfected
sound (adj.) 2 wholesome, beneficial
souse (v.) swoop down on, beat away
sparkle (v.) send out sparks
speak (v.) 1 give an account of, report, describe
speed (v.) 2 fare, manage, get on
sphere (n.) 1 celestial globe in which a heavenly body was thought to move, orbit
spite of spite, in despite everything, against all odds
spite of, in spite of (prep.) in defiance of
spleen (n.) 2 irritability, malice, bad temper
spleen (n.) 2 irritability, malice, bad temper
spleen (n.) 3 eagerness, spirits, impetuosity
spleen (n.) 3 eagerness, spirits, impetuosity
spoil (n.) 2 plunder, booty
sport (n.) 1 recreation, amusement, entertainment
spot (n.) 1 stain, blemish, blot
spot (n.) 1 stain, blemish, blot
sprightful, spriteful (adj.) spirited, animated, lively
spurn (v.) 1 reject, scorn, despise, treat with contempt
spurn (v.) 2 kick, strike, stamp [on], dash
staff (n.) 1 (plural ‘staves’) spear, lance
stain (v.) 1 corrupt, spoil, taint
stained (adj.) 2 blood-stained, discoloured with dirt
stand (v.) 2 continue, remain, wait, stay put
state (n.) 6 kingship, majesty, sovereignty
state (n.) 6 kingship, majesty, sovereignty
state (n.) 6 kingship, majesty, sovereignty
state (n.) 7 ruler, sovereign, monarch
state (n.) 8 throne, chair of state
state (n.) 10 government, ruling body, administration
state (n.) 10 government, ruling body, administration
stay (n.) 2 support, prop
stay (n.) 3 set-back, obstacle, delay
stay (v.) 1 wait (for), await
stay (v.) 9 stop, halt, come to a standstill
stay (v.) 15 hold, support, prop [up]
stay (v.) 15 hold, support, prop [up]
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]
stop (n.) 2 pause, hesitation, breaking off
stop (v.) 1 block, hinder, impede, obstruct
stop (v.) 2 stop up, close (up), shut
stop (v.) 6 silence, put a stop to
stored (adj.) well supplied, rich, plentifully provided
stout (adj.) 3 firm, bold, determined
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 (v.) 2 constrain, force, press
strait (adj.) 3 mean, niggardly, stingy
strange (adj.) 4 foreign, alien, from abroad
stranger (adj.) foreign, alien
stranger (n.) foreigner, alien, outsider
straw (n.) trivial matter, trifle
strength (n.) 1 troops, forces, resources, followers
strew (v.) 2 scatter, be spread over
strumpet (n.) harlot, prostitute, whore
study (n.) 2 effort, endeavour
subjection (n.) duty as a subject, obedience
sudden (adj.) 1 swift, rapid, prompt
sudden (adj.) 4 unexpected, unpredictable, unlooked for
suffer (v.) 1 allow, permit, let
suffice (v.) 1 satisfy, nourish, provide for
suggestion (n.) temptation, instigation, prompting towards evil
suggestion (n.) temptation, instigation, prompting towards evil
suit (n.) 1 formal request, entreaty, petition
suit (n.) 1 formal request, entreaty, petition
suit (n.) 2 wooing, courtship
sullen (adj.) 1 gloomy, dismal, melancholy, mournful
supernal (adj.) celestial, heavenly, divine
supply (n.) reinforcement(s), support, relief
supply (n.) reinforcement(s), support, relief
surety (n.) 1 guarantee, ratification, warrant
surety (n.) 3 security, confidence, stability
suspire (v.) breathe
swart, swarth (adj.) swarthy, dusky, of dark complexion
sway (n.) 2 controlling influence, guiding power, direction
sway (v.) 1 control, rule, direct, govern
sway (v.) 1 control, rule, direct, govern
swinge (v.) beat, thrash, flog
swound (v.) faint, swoon
table (n.) 2 tablet, surface, paintbook
tackle (n.) 1 [of a ship] rigging and sails
take (v.) 12 swear, take an oath
take head from rebel against, rush away from
tame (adj.) 1 submissive, resigned, habituated
taper-light (n.) candle-light
tarre (v.) incite, provoke, arouse
task (v.) 1 test, try out, challenge
taste (v.) 1 try out, test, put to the proof
taste (v.) 2 act as taster, make trial [as if by taste]
temper (n.) 1 frame of mind, temperament, disposition
temperate (adj.) 2 calm, moderate, composed
temporize (v.) 2 negotiate, come to terms, effect a compromise
tempt (v.) 1 try, test, make trial of
tender (n.) 1 offer, offering
territory (n.) dependency, dominion
thrill (v.) 1 shiver, tremble, feel a pang of emotion
tickle (v.) 3 tingle, run in a thrilling way
tickling (adj.) 1 flattering, alluring, diverting
tide (n.) 1 season, date, time [of year]
time (n.) 2 times, present day, present state of affairs
time (n.) 6 time to come, future days
time (n.) 7 circumstance, particular occasion
tithe (v.) levy a tax, collect church revenue
title (n.) 1 [legal] right, claim, entitlement
title (n.) 2 possession, lordship, dominion
to (prep.) 6 in addition to
token (n.) 1 sign, evidence, mark
toll (v.) 1 levy a toll, exact a payment
tongue (n.) 1 speech, expression, language, words, voice
tongue (n.) 3 spokesman, voice
tonight (adv.) last night, this past night
tonight (adv.) last night, this past night
tooth (n.) 3 appetite, taste, hunger
topfull, topful (adj.) brimful, over-full
tottering (adj.) 2 tattered, ragged, frayed
touch (v.) 1 affect, concern, regard, relate to
touch (v.) 6 test the quality [of], put to the test
touch (v.) 7 threaten, endanger, imperil
tower (v.) [falconry] mount up to a great height, circle, soar
tower (v.) [falconry] mount up to a great height, circle, soar
toy (n.) 3 trinket, trifle, trivial ornament
traded (adj.) practised, expert, experienced
train (v.) 1 lure, entice, decoy
tread down (v.) trample on, crush, repress
tread down (v.) trample on, crush, repress
treaty (n.) entreaty, proposal for agreement, proposition
trick (n.) 3 peculiarity, idiosyncrasy, distinguishing trait
troublesome (adj.) 1 annoying, irritating, vexatious
truce, take come to terms, negotiate
true (adj.) 1 loyal, firm, faithful in allegiance
true (adj.) 2 constant, faithful in love
true (adj.) 6 legitimate, rightful, honourable
true (adj.) 12 [unclear meaning] skilful, of high quality; honest, justified
true (adv.) 2 legitimately, honourably, rightfully
trumpet (n.) 1 trumpeter; herald, announcer
truth (n.) 1 loyalty, allegiance, faithfulness
try (v.) 2 put to the test, test the goodness [of]
tune (n.) 1 state of mind, mood
unacquainted unfamiliar, strange, unusual
unacquainted unfamiliar, strange, unusual
unadvised (adj.) rash, foolhardy, thoughtless, unconsidered
unadvised (adj.) rash, foolhardy, thoughtless, unconsidered
unadvised (adv.) 2 unadvisedly, without proper deliberation
unattempted (adj.) untempted, unseduced, unapproached
unbruised (adj.) 1 unmarked, uncrushed, undamaged
uncleanly (adj.) 2 offensive, foul
uncleanly (adj.) 2 offensive, foul
unconstant (adj.) changeable, fickle, unpredictable
underbear (v.) endure, suffer, put up with
underprop (v.) prop up, support, uphold
underwork (v.) undermine, seek to overthrow
undetermined (adj.) unresolved, undecided, unsettled
undoubted (adj.) 1 put beyond doubt, not in question
unfenced (adj.) with walls removed, unprotected
unhaired (adj.) beardless, youthful
unlooked-for (adj.) 1 unexpected, unanticipated, unforeseen
unlooked-for (adj.) 1 unexpected, unanticipated, unforeseen
unowed (adj.) unowned, vacant
unprepared (adj.) unplanned, introduced without special preparation
unreverend (adj.) irreverent, impertinent, impudent
unruly (adj.) disorderly, violent, unscrupulous
unseasonable (adj.) 1 unsuitable, inappropriate, unwelcome
unsettled (adj.) 2 discontented, dissatisfied, restless
unstained (adj.) unmitigated, unaffected, no longer stained with hatred
unsured (adj.) insecure, uncertain, doubtful
untoward (adj.) 2 unmannerly, improper, unseemly
untread (v.) retrace, go back upon
untrimmed (adj.) 2 [unclear meaning] unbedded, virgin
untrue (adj.) false, deceptive, deceiving
unvexed (adj.) untroubled, unmolested, unimpeded
unyoke (v.) 1 separate, disjoin, unlink
uphold (v.) maintain, sustain, keep intact
urge (v.) 2 entreat with, plead with
urge (v.) 3 solicit, force, press forward
use (n.) 2 activity, practice, enterprise
vanity (n.) 2 foolishness, absurdity, inanity
vantage (n.) 3 advantage, benefit, advancement, profit
vast (adj.) boundless, extensive, widespread
vaulty (adj.) 1 resembling a vault, arched, domed
vaulty (adj.) 2 empty, cavernous, sepulchral
vexed (adj.) 1 troubled, distressed, grieved
vile, vild (adj.) 2 despicable, disgusting, abhorrent
vile-drawing (adj.) attracting towards evil
virtue (n.) 4 power, capability, efficacy, property
visit (v.) 1 punish, deal with
voluntary (n.) volunteer
vouchsafe (v.) 1 allow, permit, grant
vouchsafe (v.) 1 allow, permit, grant
vulgar (adj.) 1 public, general, common
waft over (v.) carry across, transport
wage (v.) 1 risk, venture upon, engage in
waist (n.) 1 girdle, belt
wait on / upon (v.) 2 follow in escort, attend
wall-eyed with glaring eyes
want (n.) 1 lack, shortage, dearth
want (v.) 1 lack, need, be without
want (v.) 1 lack, need, be without
want (v.) 3 fall short [of], be deficient [in]
want (v.) 3 fall short [of], be deficient [in]
want (v.) 3 fall short [of], be deficient [in]
wanton (adj.) 4 gay, lively, cheerful
wanton (n.) 6 spoilt child, pampered baby, weakling
wantonness (n.) 1 foolish behaviour, caprice, whims
warn (v.) 1 summon, send for, officially call
warrant (n.) 2 licence, sanction, authorization
warrant (v.) 1 assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
watch (v.) 1 stay awake, keep vigil
water (n.) 1 tears
weal 2 welfare, well-being, prosperity
weather (n.) tempest, storm
welkin (n.) sky, firmament, heavens
welkin (n.) sky, firmament, heavens
well-advised (adj.) 1 prudent, sensible, thoughtful
well-known (adj.) certain, clear, apparent
well-sinewed (adj.) well-strengthened, strongly prepared
what though what of it, never mind
whet on (v.) encourage, incite, egg on
wife (n.) woman
wild (adj.) 8 daring, irregular, audacious
wilful-opposite (adj.) stubbornly hostile, at fault for being too antagonistic
will (n.) 1 desire, wish, liking, inclination
will (n.) 1 desire, wish, liking, inclination
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
win (v.) 1 gain advantage [over], get the better [of]
winch (v.) wince, flinch, recoil
winking (adj.) 1 closed, shut
winking (n.) shutting the eyes
wit (n.) 5 mind, brain, thoughts
woman-post (n.) female carrier of dispatches
wondrous (adj.) unbelievable, bizarre, strange
work (n.) 1 deed, doing, action
work (v.), past form wrought 13 embroider, make, sew
worship (n.) 2 honour, distinction, repute
wound (n.) incision, most painful part
wrack (n.) 2 wreck, loss, shipwreck
wrack (v.) 1 wreck, shipwreck, lose at sea
wrastle (v.) variant form of ‘wrestle’
wrested (adj.) seized, snatched away, taken by force
wrong (n.) 3 wrong-doing, wrongful gain, unjust claim
years (n.) 1 age
yielded (adj.) surrendered, conceded
yielding (n.) consent, compliance, agreement
zealous (adj.) earnest, fervent, ardent
zealous (adj.) earnest, fervent, ardent