As You Like It


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

Alphabetical headword definitions for As You Like It

abuse (v.) 1 deceive, mislead, fool, cheat
abuse (v.) 1 deceive, mislead, fool, cheat
accord (n.) 1 harmony, agreement
accord (v.) agree, assent, consent
accoutrements, accoustrements (n.) clothes, outfit, attire
acquit (v.) 3 play one's part, discharge one's responsibility
address (v.) 1 prepare, make ready, poise to act
adventure (n.) 2 experience, fortune, chance
affection (n.) 4 love, devotion
again (adv.) 1 in return, back [in response]
allottery (n.) share, portion, allocation
along (adv.) at full length, stretched out, prostrate
along (prep.) throughout the whole length of
amaze (v.) 1 confuse, perplex, bewilder
anatomize, annothanize (v.) dissect, reveal, lay open
anatomize, annothanize (v.) dissect, reveal, lay open
a-night (adv.) at night
anon (adv.) 1 soon, shortly, presently
answer (v.) 1 answer back, make a rejoinder
answer (v.) 3 satisfy, discharge, requite
antic, antick(e), antique (adj.) 1 fantastic, bizarre, weird
antic, antick(e), antique (adj.) 2 ancient, olden, former
apace (adv.) quickly, speedily, at a great rate
apace (adv.) quickly, speedily, at a great rate
apish (adj.) 1 silly, foolish, trifling
apparel (n.) clothes, clothing, dress
apparel (n.) clothes, clothing, dress
apparel (n.) clothes, clothing, dress
argument (n.) 3 subject, point, theme, target
argument (n.) 8 cause, reason [for a dispute]
array (n.) 1 attire, clothes, clothing, dress
array (n.) 1 attire, clothes, clothing, dress
aspect (n.) 4 [astrology] influential phase, direction of alignment
assay (v.) 1 attempt, try, venture
athwart (prep.) across
atomy (n.) 1 atom, mote, speck
atomy (n.) 1 atom, mote, speck
atone (v.) 1 unite, join, reconcile
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
attorney, by by proxy [as opposed to ‘in person’]
audience (n.) 1 hearing, attention, reception
avoid (v.) 3 repudiate, deny, reject
bandy (v.) 1 exchange, swap, send to and fro
banquet, banket (n.) 1 refreshments, light meal, dessert
bar (v.) 2 keep out, exclude, prohibit
Barbary cock-pigeon type of pigeon from the Barbary coast; [reputedly of Eastern men] man who jealously safeguards his wife
base (adj.) 1 dishonourable, low, unworthy
base (adj.) 1 dishonourable, low, unworthy
base (adj.) 3 poor, wretched, of low quality
bastinado cudgelling, beating with a stick [esp. on the soles of the feet]
batler, batlet (n.) wooden club [used for beating clothes being washed]
bawd (n.) pimp, procurer, pander, go-between
bawdry (n.) bawdiness, lewdness, obscenity
bear (v.), past forms bore, borne 6 tolerate, endure, put up with
become (v.) 1 be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
become (v.) 1 be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
become (v.) 1 be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
become (v.) 1 be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
become (v.) 2 grace, honour, dignify
become (v.) 2 grace, honour, dignify
beget (v.), past form begot 1 give birth to, father, conceive
beggarly (adj.) 2 in the manner of a beggar, effusive
behalf (n.), especially: in behalf (of) 1 advantage, interest, benefit
bell-wether (n.) leading sheep of a flock [wearing a bell]; cuckold [of a ram, because horned]
benefit (n.) 5 quality, advantage, gift
berhyme, be-rime (v.) celebrate in rhyme, put into rhyme
bestow (v.) 3 give in marriage, match
bestow (v.) 8 carry, bear, acquit, conduct
betray (v.) 3 give up, expose, lay open [especially: to punishment]
betwixt (prep.) between
bid (v.), past form bade 1 command, order, enjoin, tell
bid (v.), past form bade 2 invite, ask, entice
bill (n.) 2 notice, label, proclamation, placard
bill (v.) stroke beaks together [= show affection]
blood (n.) 1 passion, feeling, strong emotion [especially sexual]
blood (n.) 6 blood relationship, kinship
blood (n.) 6 blood relationship, kinship
blood (n.) 6 blood relationship, kinship
bloody (adj.) 5 blood-containing
blue (adj.) [of eyes] dark-circled, shadow-rimmed
bob (n.) jest, jibe, taunt
body (n.) 1 anyone, anybody, one
boisterous (adj.) 1 violent, fierce, savage
boisterous (adj.) 1 violent, fierce, savage
boldened (adj.) emboldened, made brave
bolt (n.) 1 [short and thick, crossbow] arrow
bonnet (n.) hat, cap
bonny (adj.) 1 strong, stalwart, strapping
boorish (n.) coarse vernacular, uncultured speech
bottom (n.) 5 valley, hollow, dell
bound (v.) 3 (plural) extent, land, area [within boundaries]
bound (v.) 3 (plural) extent, land, area [within boundaries]
bounden (v.) indebted, obliged, grateful
bow (n.) 1 yoke
brave (adj.) 1 fine, excellent, splendid, impressive
brave (adj.) 1 fine, excellent, splendid, impressive
brave (adj.) 2 noble, worthy, excellent
bravely (adv.) 1 splendidly, worthily, excellently
bravery (n.) 1 finery, fine clothes, rich dress
brawl (v.) 2 [of streams] run noisly
break (v.) 11 graze, bruise, cut open
break (v.) 13 wane, fall away, fail
break-promise (n.) promise-breaker
breathed (adv.) exercised, extended, exerted
breather (n.) 1 living being, creature, man alive
breed (v.), past form bred 1 raise, bring up, support
breeding (n.) 1 raising, upbringing
briar (n.) thorn, prickly branch
brief (adv.) 1 in short, briefly, in sum
broken (adj.) 7 arranged for different groups of instruments
brook (v.) 1 endure, tolerate, put up with
brow (n.) 1 appearance, aspect, countenance
brow (n.) 3 eyebrow
brow (n.) 3 eyebrow
brow (n.) 4 forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]
bubble (n.) empty thing, pretty sham, deceptive show
buckle in (v.) enclose, limit, circumscribe
bugle (adj.) bead-like, beady, glittering
bur, burr (n.) 2 [prickly, clinging seedpod] thing difficult to shake off
burden, burthen (n.) 1 refrain, chorus
burgher (n.) citizen, inhabitant, denizen
bush (n.) tavern sign-board, advertisement
but (conj.) 4 unless, if ... not
but (conj.) 5 without
butchery (n.) slaughter-house
butter-woman (n.) [woman who deals in butter, dairymaid] chatterer, gabbler
by (prep.) 6 on
by and by (adv.) 2 shortly, soon, before long
calling (n.) 1 name, designation
capable (adj.) 1 sensitive, receptive, responsive
caparisoned (adj.) dressed, decked out, arrayed
capon (n.) 1 chicken, castrated cockerel [bred for eating]
capricious (adj.) fanciful, witty, ingenious
careless (adj.) 1 carefree, unconcerned, untroubled
careless (adj.) 3 inattentive, preoccupied, distracted
carelessly (adv.) 1 in a carefree way, without concern
carlot (n.) peasant, rustic, churl
carol (n.) 1 festival song, dancing song
cart (v.) drive around in a cart [usual punishment for a prostitute]
case (n.) 1 state, plight, situation, circumstance
casement (n.) 1 window [on hinges and able to be opened]
cast (adj.) made by casting [i.e. as for a statue]
cast away (v.) 1 cast off, discard, throw away
cat (n.) civet cat [source of some perfumes]
cause (n.) 6 [duelling] one of the situations or grounds set out in the code of honour which justifies a duel
censure (n.) 2 condemnation, blame, stricture
censure (n.) 2 condemnation, blame, stricture
chamber (n.) 2 bedchamber, bedroom
change (n.) 3 change of fortune, new circumstances
change (v.) 1 exchange, trade
character (v.) inscribe, engrave, write
charge (n.) 6 accusation, censure, blame
charge (v.) 1 order, command, enjoin
charge (v.) 1 order, command, enjoin
charge (v.) 1 order, command, enjoin
charge (v.) 1 order, command, enjoin
charter (n.) 1 right, privilege, prerogative
chase (n.) 1 pursuit, sequence, hunt
cheerly (adv.) 1 cheerfully, brightly, animatedly
chide (v.), past form chid 1 scold, rebuke, reprove
chide (v.), past form chid 1 scold, rebuke, reprove
chide (v.), past form chid 1 scold, rebuke, reprove
chide (v.), past form chid 1 scold, rebuke, reprove
chide (v.), past form chid 1 scold, rebuke, reprove
chide (v.), past form chid 1 scold, rebuke, reprove
chiding (n.) 1 telling-off, scolding, rebuke
chiding (n.) 2 barking, brawling, angry noise
childishness (n.) childhood, period of childish behaviour
chopped, chopt (adj.) 1 chapped, chafed, roughened
churlish (adj.) 1 rude, blunt, ungracious
churlish (adj.) 2 violent, rough, harsh
churlish (adj.) 4 stingy, miserly, niggardly
cicatrice (n.) scar, scar-like mark
cipher (n.) figure nought, nonentity, mere nothing
circle (n.) 1 compass, confines, bounds
circle (n.) 2 magical circle
civet (n.) type of musky perfume [obtained form the civet cat]
civil (adj.) 1 civilized, cultured, refined
civility (n.) civilized conduct, courteous behaviour, good manners
civility (n.) civilized conduct, courteous behaviour, good manners
clap into (v.) 1 strike up with, enter briskly into
cleanly (adj.) 2 deft, skilful, clever
clear all solve all problems
clown (n.) yokel, rustic, country bumpkin; also: low comic character [in a play]
clown (n.) yokel, rustic, country bumpkin; also: low comic character [in a play]
cod (n.) pod, seed-vessel
colour (n.) 5 type, kind, nature
co-mate (n.) companion, fellow, comrade
combine (v.) 2 unite in harmony, be at one
come off (v.) 2 escape, get away
comely (adj.) graceful, becoming, decent
comfort (v.) 4 take comfort, take heart, console oneself
comfortable (adj.) 1 cheerful, cheery, light-hearted
coming-on (adj.) amenable, agreeable, compliant
command, at / upon at one's disposal, at one's pleasure
commend (v.) 1 convey greetings, present kind regards
commend (v.) 4 praise, admire, extol
commend (v.) 5 show well, set off to advantage
commission (n.) 1 warrant, authority [to act]
common (adj.) 1 average, usual, general, ordinary
common (n.) 5 vernacular, everyday speech
compact (adj.) 2 made up, composed
compact (n.) agreement, contract, covenant
complain (v.) lament, bewail, bemoan
complain (v.) lament, bewail, bemoan
con (v.) 1 learn by heart, commit to memory
concave (adj.) 1 hollow, empty
conceit (n.) 1 imagination, fancy, wit
conceit (n.) 3 understanding, intelligence, apprehension
conceive (v.) 1 understand, comprehend, follow
condition (n.) 1 disposition, temper, mood, character
conduct (n.) 1 leadership, command
conference (n.) 1 conversation, talk, discourse
conjure (v.) 5 put a spell on, charm, bewitch
consent (n.) 1 agreement, accord, unanimity, compact
consent (v.) agree, concur, acquiesce
consent (v.) agree, concur, acquiesce
content (adj.) 2 contented, patient, accepting, undisturbed
content (adj.) 2 contented, patient, accepting, undisturbed
content (n.) 1 pleasure, satisfaction, happiness
content (n.) 1 pleasure, satisfaction, happiness
content (n.) 2 contentment, peace of mind
content (n.) 4 substance, matter, meaning
content (v.) 1 please, gratify, delight, satisfy
contrive (v.) 1 scheme, plot, conspire
converse (v.) associate, keep company
conversion (n.) 1 change for the better, character transformation
convertite (n.) convert, penitent
cony (n.) rabbit
cope, cope with (v.) 1 encounter, face, have to do [with], come into contact [with]
copulative (n.) person being joined in marriage
cost (n.) 1 outlay, expense, expenditure
cost (n.) 1 outlay, expense, expenditure
cote (n.) cottage
cote (n.) cottage
couch (v.) 1 conceal, hide, lie hidden
counsel (n.) 1 advice, guidance, direction
counsel (n.) 1 advice, guidance, direction
counsel (v.) advise, urge
counsel (v.) advise, urge
counsel (v.) advise, urge
countenance (n.) 1 demeanour, bearing, manner
countenance (n.) 1 demeanour, bearing, manner
countenance (n.) 1 demeanour, bearing, manner
countenance (n.) 3 appearance, aspect, look
counter, compter (n.) 2 imitation coin, something of no value
countercheck (n.) countering manoeuvre, rebuke
counterfeit (adj.) 1 pretended, feigned, sham
counterfeit (v.) 2 pretend, feign, make believe
counterfeit (v.) 2 pretend, feign, make believe
counterfeit (v.) 2 pretend, feign, make believe
counterfeit (v.) 2 pretend, feign, make believe
counterfeit (v.) 2 pretend, feign, make believe
counterfeiting (n.) 1 pretending, feigning, acting
couple (v.) 4 marry, join [in wedlock]
course (v.) 1 chase, hunt, pursue
courtesy, cur'sy, curtsy (n.) 2 curtsy, bow, gesture of respect
courtesy, cur'sy, curtsy (n.) 4 usage, custom, convention
courtship (n.) court life, courtliness; also: wooing, courting
cover (v.) 1 lay the table
cover (v.) 2 put on one's hat [after it has been removed to show respect]
cover (v.) 2 put on one's hat [after it has been removed to show respect]
covered (adj.) with a cover in place [to show it is not in use]
coward (adj.) cowardly
coz (n.) [abbreviation of] cousin
credit (n.) 3 reputation, name, standing, honour
crooked-pated (adj.) with a twisted head, with a deformed skull
cross (n.) 1 trial, affliction, trouble
cross (n.) 3 coin [referring to the cross stamped on some types of coin]
cry (v.) 4 beg, entreat, implore
cuckoldly (adj.) [term of abuse] with the character of a cuckold
curb (n.) controlling chain or strap passed under a horse's jaw; check, restraint
curtle-axe (n.) cutlass, cutting sword
curvet (v.) [of a horse] leap about, act friskily, prance
custom (n.) 1 habit, usual practice, customary usage
damask (adj./n.) light-red, pink [colour of the damask rose]
damnable deserving damnation, evil, in a state of mortal sin
dark (adv.) in the dark
dearly (adv.) 1 keenly, deeply, intensely
deceive (v.) 1 delude, mislead, take in
defence (n.) 1 fencing, swordsmanship, skill of self-defence
defy (v.) 1 reject, despise, disdain, renounce
deify (v.) adore as a god, idolize
demonstrate (v.) manifest, show, display
derive (v.) 2 inherit, fall heir to
desert (adj.) desolate, lonely, isolated
desert (adj.) desolate, lonely, isolated
desert, desart (n.) 5 desolate place, wilderness
desire (v.) 1 request, wish, ask [for]
desolation (n.) 1 despondency, dejection, depression
desperate (adj.) 2 risky, dangerous, hazardous
despiteful (adj.) cruel, spiteful, malicious
device (n.) 1 plot, stratagem, trick
device (n.) 3 planning, devising, invention
device (n.) 8 resourcefulness, aspiration, cast of mind
dial (n.) watch, timepiece, pocket sundial
dial (n.) watch, timepiece, pocket sundial
difference (n.) 3 change, variation, shifting
disable (v.) disparage, belittle, devalue
disable (v.) disparage, belittle, devalue
discovery (n.) 4 exploration, travel
discretion (n.) 1 prudence, sound judgement, good sense
disease (n.) 2 annoyance, grievance, weakness
dishonest (adj.) 3 indecent, unchaste, immodest, lewd
dislike (v.) 2 disapprove of, take exception to
dispatch, despatch (v.) 1 deal with promptly, settle, get [something] done quickly
dispatch, despatch (v.) 1 deal with promptly, settle, get [something] done quickly
disposition (n.) 1 composure, state of mind, temperament
disposition (n.) 3 inclination, mood, frame of mind
disposition (n.) 3 inclination, mood, frame of mind
disposition (n.) 3 inclination, mood, frame of mind
disputable (adj.) disputatious, argumentative, ready to argue
dissembling (adj.) deceitful, hypocritical, false
ditty (n.) 2 words, lyrics
divers (adj.) different, various, several
diverted (adj.) turned from its natural course, deviant
do (v.) 1 describe, depict, report
do (v.) 2 achieve, complete, fulfil
dog-ape (n.) [dog-faced] baboon
dole (n.) 1 grief, sorrow, sadness
doom (n.) 1 judgement, sentence, decision
dote on / upon (v.) 1 be infatuated with, idolize
dry (adj.) 2 dried, withered, shrivelled
ducdame [unclear meaning] probably a nonsense word, explained later by Jaques to mean a ‘Greek invocation, to call fools into a circle’
dulcet (adj.) sweet, mild, pleasant, agreeable
duty (n.) 2 reverence, due respect, proper attitude
earnest, of genuine, real, serious
easily (adv.) in comfort, at ease
effect (n.) 4 drift, tenor, import
effigy (n.) likeness, image, portrait
eke, eke out (v.) add to, increase, supplement
embossed (adj.) 3 swollen, bulging, protuberant
employ (v.) 2 make use of, use one's services
emulator (n.) disparager, denigrator, belittler
enchantingly (adv.) as if put under a spell
end (n.) 1 purpose, aim, design
enforce (v.) 4 gain by force, exact
engage (v.) 1 pledge, give the guarantee of
enjoy (v.) 4 possess in love, sleep with
enjoy (v.) 4 possess in love, sleep with
ensue (v.) 1 follow [especially, as a logical outcome]
entame (v.) tame, subdue, quell
entertain (v.) 2 welcome, receive kindly, treat well, show hospitality to
entertainment (n.) 3 hospitality, provision for needs
entertainment (n.) 3 hospitality, provision for needs
entreat, intreat (v.) 1 persuade, prevail upon
entreat, intreat (v.) 1 persuade, prevail upon
entreat, intreat (v.) 3 negotiate, intervene, parley
envenom (v.) poison, taint, destroy
envious (adj.) malicious, spiteful, vindictive, full of enmity
envious (adj.) malicious, spiteful, vindictive, full of enmity
envious (adj.) malicious, spiteful, vindictive, full of enmity
equal (adj.) 1 fair, equitable, evenhanded
erewhile (adv.) a short time ago, a while before
erewhile (adv.) a short time ago, a while before
erring (adj.) straying, wandering, drifting
erst (adv.) 2 not long ago, just now
estate (n.) 1 state, situation, circumstances
estate (v.) endow, settle upon, bestow (up)on
Ethiop, Ethiope (adj./n.) Ethiopian, African, person with a dark countenance
even, e'en (adv.) 1 just, exactly
evil (n.) 1 affliction, misfortune, hardship
evil (n.) 2 malady, illness, disease
exempt (adj.) removed, cut off, excluded, debarred
exercise (n.) 1 habitual activity, usual occupation, employment
expediently (adv.) expeditiously, promptly, speedily
extent (n.) 2 appropriation, seizure of property authorized by writ
extermine (v.) destroy, end, exterminate
eyne (n.) [archaism] eyes
faction (n.) 4 insult, dissension, abuse
fain (adj.) 1 obliged, forced, compelled
fain (adv.) gladly, willingly
fain (adv.) gladly, willingly
fair (adj.) 11 healthy, sound, fit
fair (n.) 1 fair face, beauty
fairly (adv.) 3 bountifully, handsomely, generously
fall (n.) 5 wrestling bout
fall (n.) 5 wrestling bout
fall (v.) 1 drop, descend, let fall
false (adj.) 2 disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful
false (adj.) 3 sham, spurious, not genuine, artificial
false (adj.) 3 sham, spurious, not genuine, artificial
false (adj.) 8 [of an instrument or voice] out of tune, discordant
fancy (n.) 1 love, amorousness, infatuation
fancy (n.) 1 love, amorousness, infatuation
fancy (n.) 1 love, amorousness, infatuation
fancy-monger (n.) love-dealer, trader in love
fantastical (adj.) 1 fanciful, imaginative, full of wild ideas
fantastical (adj.) 1 fanciful, imaginative, full of wild ideas
fantastical (adj.) 1 fanciful, imaginative, full of wild ideas
fantasy (n.) 5 ardent desire, amorous fancy
fantasy (n.) 5 ardent desire, amorous fancy
fare ... well
fare ... well
fare ... well
fare ... well
fare ... well
fare ... well
fare ... well
fashion (n.) 2 conventional behaviour, conformity, customary use
fashion (n.) 6 kind, type, sort
favour (n.) 1 [facial] appearance, countenance, features, looks
favour (n.) 1 [facial] appearance, countenance, features, looks
feature (n.) physical appearance, bodily shape, looks
feed (n.) pasture, grazing land
feeder (n.) 2 servant; or: shepherd
feelingly (adv.) 2 in ways that reach the senses
fell (n.) 2 fleece
figure (n.) 2 figure of speech, device, piece of rhetoric
first, at at once, immediately, from the start
fit (v.) 1 suit, befit, be suitable [for]
fleet (v.) 3 idle away, while away
flout (v.) insult, abuse, mock
flout (v.) insult, abuse, mock
flout at (v.) mock, jeer, scoff
flux (n.) 1 stream, flow, flood
flux (n.) 2 discharge, flow
fly (v.) 1 leave, run away [from], flee
foil (v.) 1 defeat, overcome; throw [in wrestling]
fond (adj.) 1 foolish, stupid, mad
fool (n.) 2 simple creature, poor thing
forbear (v.) 1 stop, cease, desist
forbear (v.) 1 stop, cease, desist
forbear (v.) 2 leave alone, avoid, stay away [from]
forked (adj.) 4 barbed, sharp-pointed
forsooth (adv.) in truth, certainly, truly, indeed
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 2 abandon, renounce, reject, give up
forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forswore 2 abandon, renounce, reject, give up
forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forswore 2 abandon, renounce, reject, give up
forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forswore 3 deny, repudiate, refuse to admit
forth (adv.) 2 forward
forward (adj.) 7 promising, early-maturing, precocious
forwardness (adj.) rashness, boldness, over-eagerness
foul (adj.) 1 plain-looking, unattractive, ugly
foul (adj.) 1 plain-looking, unattractive, ugly
foul (adj.) 3 detestable, vile, loathsome
foul (adj.) 4 dirty, miry, muddy
foulness (n.) 3 plainness, unattractiveness
foulness (n.) 3 plainness, unattractiveness
frantic (adj.) mad, insane, frenzied, out of one's senses
free (adj.) 5 innocent, guiltless
freestone (n.) greyish-yellow, browny-yellow [as of limestone or sandstone]
friend (n.) 2 relation, relative, kinsman
fright (v.), past form frighted frighten, scare, terrify
full (adj.) 1 whole, entire, complete
function (n.) 3 office, occupation, calling
furnish (v.) 3 dress, clothe, equip, fit out
furnish (v.) 3 dress, clothe, equip, fit out
gallant (n.) 1 fine gentleman, man of fashion
gallant (n.) 1 fine gentleman, man of fashion
galled (adj.) 1 sore, swollen, inflamed
gamester (n.) 4 athlete [contemptuous], fun-lover
gentility (n.) 1 nobility, good birth
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.) 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.) 2 courteous, friendly, kind
gentle (adj.) 2 courteous, friendly, kind
gentle (adj.) 2 courteous, friendly, kind
gentle (adj.) 2 courteous, friendly, kind
gentle (adj.) 2 courteous, friendly, kind
gentle (adj.) 3 refined, discriminating, sophisticated
gentleness (n.) 1 nobility, good breeding, courtesy
gentleness (n.) 1 nobility, good breeding, courtesy
gentleness (n.) 2 freedom from harshness, peace
gesture (n.) demeanour, attitude, manner
get (v.) 5 work hard for
giddiness (n.) rashness, foolishness, madness
giddy (adj.) 1 frivolous, flighty, fickle, irresponsible
giddy (adj.) 1 frivolous, flighty, fickle, irresponsible
glance (n.) hit, innuendo, riposte
glass (n.) 1 mirror, looking-glass
glean (v.) collect, scrape together, gather up
go before (v.) 1 anticipate, forestall
gold (n.) 1 money [not only gold coins]
goldenly (adv.) excellently, splendidly
good (adj.) 1 [intensifying use] real, genuine
goose (n.) 2 simpleton, dolt, bungler
grace (v.) 1 favour, add merit to, do honour to
grace (v.) 2 gain honour, get credit
gracious (adj.) 4 in favour, enjoying grace, esteemed
graff (v.) graft
gravelled (v.) perplexed, at a loss, stumped
greatness (n.) 1 power, might, authority
gross (adj.) 3 whole, total, entire
grow upon (v.) take liberties with, trouble; also: grow up [too fast]
habit (n.) 3 behaviour, bearing, demeanour
handkercher (n.) handkerchief
handkercher (n.) handkerchief
hard (adj.) 3 painful, harrowing, tough
hard (adj.) 3 painful, harrowing, tough
hard (adv.) 1 close, near
hard (adv.) 2 earnestly, vigorously, energetically
hard (adv.) 4 with difficulty, not easily
hard-favoured (adj.) ugly, unattractive, unsightly, hideous
harm (n.) 2 misfortune, affliction, trouble
haunt (n.) 2 frequent resort, regular visit
hawk (v.) 2 clear the throat noisily
head (n.) 11 arrow-head
headed (adj.) having come to a head, full-grown, matured
heart-whole (adj.) with affections uncommitted, with the heart uninvolved
heavy (adj.) 1 sorrowful, sad, gloomy
hem away (v.) remove, clear away [with a cough or ‘hem’]
henceforth (adv.) from now on, from this time forth
henceforth, from from now on, from this time forth
hind (n.) 2 servant, domestic, worker
hire (n.) wages, payment, earnings
history (n.) 2 history-play, chronicle, stage drama
hold (v.) 8 stop, cease, hold on
holla (int.) whoa, stop [to a horse]
honest (adj.) 1 chaste, pure, virtuous
honest (adj.) 1 chaste, pure, virtuous
honest (adj.) 1 chaste, pure, virtuous
honest (adj.) 1 chaste, pure, virtuous
honest (adj.) 1 chaste, pure, virtuous
honesty (n.) 1 virtue, chastity
honesty (n.) 1 virtue, chastity
honesty (n.) 1 virtue, chastity
honesty (n.) 1 virtue, chastity
horn-beast (n.) horned animal
horn-maker (n.) maker of cuckolds
hose (n.) [pair of] breeches
humorous (adj.) 1 capricious, moody, temperamental
humorous (adj.) 1 capricious, moody, temperamental
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.) 1 mood, disposition, frame of mind, temperament [as determined by bodily fluids]
humour (n.) 2 fancy, whim, inclination, caprice
hurtling (n.) tumult, violent conflict
hyen (n.) hyena
idle (adj.) 3 foolish, stupid, empty-headed
'ild, 'ield, dild (v.) [form of ‘yield’] reward, repay, requite
ill (adj.) 1 bad, adverse, unfavourable
ill-favoured (adj.) ugly, unattractive, unsightly
ill-favouredly (adv.) 1 badly, unpleasingly, offensively
ill-favouredly (adv.) 2 with plain features, unattractively
ill-inhabited (adj.) badly housed, poorly accommodated
ill-roasted (adj.) badly cooked
importune (v.) 2 beg [for], ask persistently [for]
impressure (n.) imprint, impression, indentation, stamp
incontinent (adj.) unchaste, unable to restrain oneself
incontinent (adv.) immediately, forthwith, at once
inconvenient (adj.) unsuitable, inappropriate, out of place
Ind (n.) Indies
indented (adj.) sinuous, zigzag, undulating
inland (adj.) 2 cultured, brought up in society, not rustic
inland (adv.) in civilized society, not rustic
inquisition (n.) inquiry, search, questioning
insinuate (v.) 1 curry favour, work subtly [on], ingratiate oneself
instance (n.) 2 illustration, example, case
instance (n.) 2 illustration, example, case
instance (n.) 2 illustration, example, case
insult (v.) be insolent, show scorn, triumph scornfully
intelligence (n.) 4 communication, discourse, conversation
intendment (n.) intent, intention, purpose
intermission (n.) 2 respite, pause, rest
invectively (adv.) vehemently, passionately, in an abusive way
invent (v.) create, compose, write creatively
invention (n.) 1 inventiveness, imagination, creative faculty
invention (n.) 1 inventiveness, imagination, creative faculty
irk (v.) bother, trouble, distress
irksome (adj.) hateful, offensive, loathsome
jar (n.) 2 discord, disharmony, disagreement
jealous (adj.) 4 vigilant, zealous, solicitous
jointure (n.) marriage settlement, part of a husband's estate due to his widow
just (adj.) 3 justifiable, legitimate
just (adv.) 2 quite so, correct
justice (n.) judge, magistrate
justly (adv.) exactly, precisely, closely
keep (v.) 5 look after, watch over, maintain
kind (n.) 1 nature, reality, character, disposition
kind (n.) 1 nature, reality, character, disposition
kind (n.) 7 respect, regard, particular
kindle (v.) 1 stir up, incite, provoke
kindle (v.) 2 [of a female animal] be born, deliver
kindly (adv.) 1 in accordance with human nature, expressing normal humanity
kindness (n.) 2 feelings of kinship
knave (n.) 1 scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knave (n.) 1 scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knave (n.) 1 scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knavery (n.) 1 roguish trick, rouguery, trickery
knoll (v.) toll, ring, peal
knoll (v.) toll, ring, peal
lack-lustre (adj.) sombre, solemn, grave
last (adj.) latest, current, present
lately (adv.) 1 recently, of late
lay apart (v.) set aside, put away
learn (v.) 1 teach, instruct [not a regional dialect usage as in modern English]
leathern (adj.) 1 leather-like
leave (v.) 6 pass by, go past
leer (n.) 1 complexion, countenance, look
libertine (n.) 1 debaucher, reprobate, dissolute
lief, had as should like just as much
lief, had as should like just as much
lief, had as should like just as much
liege (n.) lord, sovereign
lieu of, in (prep.) in return for, in recompense for
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 (adv.) 1 likely, probable / probably
like (adv.) 4 nearly, almost
like (v.) 1 please, suit
like, the the same
limned (v.) portrayed, reproduced, painted
line (v.) 2 draw, sketch, delineate
line (v.) 3 cram, stuff, fill
line (v.) 4 be given a lining
lineament (n.) 1 line, feature, characteristic, attribute
lineament (n.) 1 line, feature, characteristic, attribute
liquor (n.) 1 [alcoholic] drink
lisp (v.) 3 put on a foreign accent
little, in on a small scale, in miniature
liveless (adj.) spelling variant of ‘lifeless’
lively (adj.) 3 lifelike, striking, vivid
liver (n.) 1 part of the body thought to be at the seat of the passions [especially sexual desire]
living (adj.) real, genuine, not put on
look (v.) 2 find, seek, look for
love-prate (n.) love-chatter, amorous talk
love-shaked (adj.) lovesick, in such a fever of love
low (adj.) 1 humble, lowly, inferior
low (adj.) 2 short, small
lusty (adj.) 1 vigorous, strong, robust, eager
lusty (adj.) 2 merry, cheerful, lively
lusty (adj.) 3 pleasing, pleasant, agreeable
lusty (adj.) 5 lustful, sensual, sexful
maid (n.) 2 virgin, unmarried woman
make (v.) 1 do, have to do
make (v.) 1 do, have to do
make (v.) 1 do, have to do
make (v.) 2 do, perform, carry out
make (v.) 15 make fast, shut, close
manage (n.) 1 management, handling, control [especially of a horse, as a result of training]
manner (n.) 1 (plural) proper behaviour, good conduct, forms of politeness
manner (n.) 2 (plural) morals, character, way of behaving
mannish (adj.) 2 masculine, macho
mar (v.) ruin, harm, injure, damage
mar (v.) ruin, harm, injure, damage
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]
mark (v.) 1 note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
mark (v.) 1 note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
marry (int.) by Mary
martial (adj.) 1 warlike, valiant, brave
material (adj.) 1 full of matter, containing substance
matter (n.) 1 subject-matter, content, substance
matter (n.) 1 subject-matter, content, substance
matter (n.) 1 subject-matter, content, substance
matter (n.) 1 subject-matter, content, substance
matter (n.) 1 subject-matter, content, substance
matter (n.) 1 subject-matter, content, substance
mean (n.) 4 (plural) resources, wherewithal, wealth
measure (n.) 1 extent, size, amount, quantity, mass
measure (n.) 8 slow stately dance, graceful movement
measure (n.) 8 slow stately dance, graceful movement
measure (v.) 4 check that the length of two weapons is the same [before beginning a duel]
measure, with liberally, abundantly, lavishly
medlar (n.) 1 apple-like fruit eaten when its flesh has begun to decay [also: pun on ‘meddler’]
medlar (n.) 1 apple-like fruit eaten when its flesh has begun to decay [also: pun on ‘meddler’]
meed (n.) 1 reward, prize, recompense
melancholy (adj.) dark, dismal, gloomy
memory (n.) 1 memorial, remembrance
mend (v.) 1 amend, improve, make better, put right
mercy (n.) compassion, forgiveness, pardon
mere (adj.) 1 complete, total, absolute, utter
mere (adj.) 1 complete, total, absolute, utter
mere (adj.) 1 complete, total, absolute, utter
mere (adv.) 1 totally, absolutely
merely (adv.) 1 completely, totally, entirely
merely (adv.) 1 completely, totally, entirely
merely (adv.) 3 only, nothing more than
messenger (n.) 1 pursuivant, officer
methinks(t), methought(s) (v.) it seems /seemed to me
methinks(t), methought(s) (v.) it seems /seemed to me
mettle, mettell (n.) 3 substance, matter
mewl (v.) mewl [like a cat]; or: cry feebly
mine (v.) undermine, sap, subvert
misconster (v.) misconstrue, misinterpret, take wrongly
misprize (v.) despise, undervalue, scorn
misprize (v.) despise, undervalue, scorn
misuse (v.) 1 disgrace, deride, abuse
mo, moe (adj.) more [in number]
modern (adj.) ordinary, trite, commonplace, everyday
modern (adj.) ordinary, trite, commonplace, everyday
moonish (adj.) changeable, fickle, capricious
moral (v.) moralize, sermonize
moralise, moralize (v.) 2 draw lessons from, interpret morally
morrow (n.) morning
morrow (n.) morning
morrow (n.) morning
motley (adj.) in the distinctive [multicoloured] dress of a fool
motley (adj.) in the distinctive [multicoloured] dress of a fool
motley (n.) 1 distinctive dress of a fool
motley (n.) 1 distinctive dress of a fool
motley (n.) 2 fool
motley-minded (adj.) muddle-headed, foolish-minded
mutton (n.) 1 sheep
napkin (n.) 1 handkerchief
nativity (n.) 3 country of birth
natural (adj.) 4 related by blood
natural (n.) congenital idiot, half-wit, fool
natural (n.) congenital idiot, half-wit, fool
natural (n.) congenital idiot, half-wit, fool
nature (n.) 7 function, capacity, role
naught, nought (adj.) 1 worthless, useless, of no value
naught, nought (adj.) 1 worthless, useless, of no value
naught, nought (n.) 1 nothing
necessary (adj.) 1 inevitable, unavoidable, certain
needless (adj.) 3 not lacking, having no need
neglect (n.) disregard, inattention
neighbour (adj.) 1 neighbouring, nearby, adjacent
new-fangled (adj.) fond of novelty, distracted by new things
nice (adj.) 1 fastidious, particular, fussy, overscrupulous
nominate (v.) 2 give names to, mention by name
note (n.) 11 melody, tune, music, song
note (n.) 11 melody, tune, music, song
note (v.) 1 observe, pay attention [to], take special note [of]
nurture (n.) manners, culture, good upbringing
oath (n.) promise, undertaking
obscure (v.) 1 conceal, protect, hide
observance (n.) 1 proper attention, attentiveness, heed
observance (n.) 1 proper attention, attentiveness, heed
observation (n.) 3 observed truth, maxim
occasion (n.) 1 circumstance, opportunity
odds (n. plural) 1 superiority, advantage, edge
of (prep.) 3 by
of (prep.) 10 out of
offer (v.) 4 bring gifts, give presents
office (n.) 2 role, position, place, function
oft (adv.) often
oft (adv.) often
oft (adv.) often
oft (adv.) often
oft (adv.) often
only (adj.) 3 habitual, typical; or: mere
orchard (n.) garden
ordinary (n.) 1 routine, norm, usual procedure
osier (n.) willow
out (adv.) 2 at a loss, put out, nonplussed; unable to remember one's lines
out (adv.) 2 at a loss, put out, nonplussed; unable to remember one's lines
out (adv.) 2 at a loss, put out, nonplussed; unable to remember one's lines
out of suits with out of favour with
outface (v.) 3 present a bold front, maintain a defiant image
outside (n.) 1 appearance, look, outside show
owe (v.) 3 have in store for, hold towards
pageant (n.) show, scene, spectacle, tableau
pageant (n.) show, scene, spectacle, tableau
painted (adj.) 1 colourful, multicoloured
pair of stairs flight of stairs
pale (adj.) wan, fearful, pale-hearted
pantaloon (n.) old man, dotard [i.e. one wearing pantaloons = breeches]
parcel (n.) 1 part, piece, portion, bit
pard (n.) panther, leopard
parlous (adj.) 1 perilous, dangerous, hazardous
part (n.) 1 quality, attribute, gift, accomplishment [of mind or body]
part (v.) 1 depart [from], leave, quit
part (v.) 1 depart [from], leave, quit
passing (adv.) very, exceedingly, extremely
passion (n.) 1 powerful feeling, overpowering emotion [often opposed to ‘reason’]
passion (n.) 5 passionate outburst, emotional passage
pathetical (adj.) 2 pathetic, miserable, deplorable
peascod (n.) pea-plant, pea-pod
peevish (adj.) 1 silly, foolish; or: headstrong, impulsive
peradventure (adv.) perhaps, maybe, very likely
perforce (adv.) 1 forcibly, by force, violently
perpend (v.) consider, ponder, reflect
persever (v.) 1 persevere, persist, keep at it
petitionary (adj.) imploring, suppliant, entreating
petticoat (n.) long skirt
petticoat (n.) long skirt
petticoat (n.) long skirt
physic (n.) 1 medicine, healing, treatment
physic (v.) 1 cure, correct, dose with medicine
pickpurse, pick-purse (n.) pickpocket, purse-stealer
place (n.) 2 precedence, proper place
place (n.) 4 proper place, safe place
ply (v.) keep on at, press, urge
point-device, point-devise (adj.) immaculate, affectedly precise, trim to the point of perfection
points, all / at all in every part, in all respects, completely
poke (n.) pocket, wallet, bag
policy (n.) 2 stratagem, cunning, intrigue, craft
politic (adj.) 2 crafty, wily, self-serving
politic (adj.) 2 crafty, wily, self-serving
pompous (adj.) 2 full of pomp, ceremonious, grand
post (n.) 3 door-post
potent (adj.) 1 powerful, influential
power (n.) 1 armed force, troops, host, army
practice (n.) 1 scheme, plot, stratagem, intrigue
practise (v.) 1 plot, scheme, conspire
present (n.) 4 written document
presentation (n.) semblance, display, show
presently (adv.) 1 immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.) 2 after a short time, soon, before long
press (v.) 2 push forward, thrust, come / go boldly
pretty (adj.) 2 nice, proper, apt
pretty (adj.) 3 [of men] fine, good-looking
pretty (adj.) 3 [of men] fine, good-looking
pretty (adj.) 5 fair, considerable, ample
prevent (v.) 1 forestall, anticipate
prime (n.) 3 perfection, fullness
print, in in a precise way, by the letter, very carefully
private (adj.) 2 secluded, unfrequented, remote
prizer (n.) prize-fighter, champion
prodigal (adj.) 1 wastefully lavish, foolishly extravagant
profess (v.) 3 practise, pursue, claim knowledge of
profit (n.) 1 progress, proficiency, improvement
proper (adj.) 1 good-looking, handsome, comely
proper (adj.) 1 good-looking, handsome, comely
proper (adj.) 1 good-looking, handsome, comely
proposition (n.) 2 question, problem
provide (v.) 1 get ready, equip [oneself]
provoke (v.) 4 incite, rouse, urge on
puisny (adj.) inferior, insignificant, petty
purchase (v.) 1 acquire, obtain, win
purgation (n.) 1 purging, cleansing, clearing away
purgation (n.) 1 purging, cleansing, clearing away
purlieu (n.) edge, fringe, border [of forest land]
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 2 point at issue, matter in hand
purpose (v.) 1 intend, plan
purpose (v.) 3 decide, resolve, determine
put (v.) 2 force, press, thrust
quail (v.) 3 fail, slacken, flag
quality (n.) 2 accomplishment, capacity, ability
question (n.) 6 conversation, discourse, piece of talk
question (n.) 6 conversation, discourse, piece of talk
quintain (n.) heavy post used as a mark for tilting practice
quintessence (n.) purest form, most perfect manifestation
quit (v.) 3 acquit, absolve, clear
quoth (v.) said
quoth (v.) said
quoth (v.) said
quoth (v.) said
quoth (v.) said
quotidian (n.) type of fever with attacks every day
ragged (adj.) 1 rough, harsh
rail (v.) rant, rave, be abusive [about]
rail (v.) rant, rave, be abusive [about]
rail (v.) rant, rave, be abusive [about]
rail (v.) rant, rave, be abusive [about]
rail (v.) rant, rave, be abusive [about]
railing (n.) abuse, insulting speech, vilification
railing (n.) abuse, insulting speech, vilification
range (v.) 1 wander freely, roam, rove
rank (adj.) 1 growing in abundance, excessively luxuriant [often unattractively]
rank (adj.) 11 strong, stout, firm
rank (n.) 1 row, line, series
rank (n.) 3 way of moving, progress
rankness (n.) 2 excessive growth, rebelliousness
rare (adj.) 1 marvellous, splendid, excellent
rascal (n.) 2 young or inferior deer in a herd; one of the common herd
raw (adj.) unrefined, unskilled, unpolished
reason (n.) 5 observation, remark, point
rebellious (adj.) not obeying, disobedient, mutinous
reck (v.) regard, heed, care [for]
reckoning (n.) 2 bill [at an inn], settling of account
reckoning (n.) 2 bill [at an inn], settling of account
recountment (n.) account, narrative, relating [of what has happened]
recover (v.) 1 revive, restore to health
religion (n.) 1 religious observance, spiritual duty, obligation
religious (adj.) 3 member of a religious order
relish (v.) 1 have a flavour [of], taste, savour
remain (v.) dwell, live, reside
remainder (adj.) left-over, remaining, uneaten
remember (v.) 2 recollect, recall, call to mind
remembrance (n.) 1 memory, bringing to mind, recollection
remove (v.) go, move off, depart
removed (adj.) 1 remote, secluded, further away
render (v.) 3 give back [to], return [to]
render (v.) 5 describe, represent, depict [as]
report (n.) 4 rumour, gossip, hearsay
requite (v.), past forms requit, requited 1 reward, repay, recompense
resolve (v.) 1 answer, respond to
rest (v.) 1 remain, stay, stand
revenue (n.) 1 income, yield, profit
reverence (n.) 2 profound respect, esteem
right (adj.) 1 typical, true, classic
right (adj.) 1 typical, true, classic
right (adv.) 3 correctly, truly, accurately
righteously (adv.) rightly, correctly, truly
ring time time for exchanging rings
ripe (adj.) 5 mature, sophisticated, refined
ripe (adj.) 5 mature, sophisticated, refined
ripe (v.) ripen, mature
roundly (adv.) 3 smartly, briskly, directly
royal (adj.) 1 like a king, majestic
roynish (adj.) vulgar, scurvy, coarse
rude (adj.) 1 violent, harsh, unkind
rude (adj.) 1 violent, harsh, unkind
rude (adj.) 5 impolite, offensive
rush (n.) 1 reed
rush (n.) 1 reed
rustically (adv.) like a rustic, in a countrified way
sad (adj.) 1 serious, grave, solemn
sad (adj.) 1 serious, grave, solemn
sad (adj.) 1 serious, grave, solemn
sad (adj.) 1 serious, grave, solemn
sad (adj.) 1 serious, grave, solemn
said, well well done
sale-work (n.) ready-made goods
salute (v.) 1 greet, welcome, address
sanctified (adj.) 2 sanctimonious, hypocritical, deceiving
sans (prep.) without
sans (prep.) without
savage (adj.) 1 fierce, ferocious, wild
saw (n.) wise saying, platitude, maxim
saw (n.) wise saying, platitude, maxim
saying (n.) 1 maxim, reflection, precept
scape, 'scape (v.) escape, avoid
scarf (n.) 2 sling
scattered (adj.) 3 occasional, odd, random
scene (n.) 1 play, drama, performance
school (n.) 1 university
scrip (n.) 1 bag, pouch, wallet
scrippage (n.) contents of a scrip [an invented word to parallel ‘baggage’]
seal up (v.) 3 make up, decide
search (v.) 1 probe, explore, examine
second (v.) 1 support, assist, reinforce
seeming (adv.) 1 seemingly, becomingly
semblance (n.) 1 appearance, outward show
sennight, se'nnight, seven-night (n.) [seven night] week
senseless (adj.) 1 lacking human sensation, incapable of feeling
sententious (adj.) 1 full of wise remarks, ready with acute observations, pithy
sequestered (adj.) separated, cut off from its fellows
set (adj.) 3 carefully composed, deliberately expressed
shake up (v.) abuse violently, scold, lambaste
shame (v.) be ashamed, be embarrassed
shank (n.) 1 leg
she (n.) lady, woman, girl
sheepcote (n.) building where sheep shelter
sheepcote (n.) building where sheep shelter
short (adj.) 3 curt, brief, terse
shrewd (adj.) 1 harsh, hard, severe
shrink (v.) 1 shiver, recoil, draw back
simple (n.) 1 ingredient, element, constituent
simply (adv.) 1 completely, absolutely, totally
simply (adv.) 2 poorly, inadequately, weakly
sinewy (adj.) muscular, well-developed, brawny
skirt (n.) 2 (plural) outlying parts, borders, outskirts
skirt (n.) 2 (plural) outlying parts, borders, outskirts
slander (n.) 1 dishonour, disgrace, disrepute
smirch (v.) smear, discolour, spread on
smother (n.) suffocating smoke
so (conj.) 1 provided that
sober (adj.) 2 serious, sincere, not playful
society (n.) 1 companionship, fellowship, association
society (n.) 1 companionship, fellowship, association
softly (adv.) slowly, gently
something (adv.) 1 somewhat, rather
something (adv.) 1 somewhat, rather
something (adv.) 1 somewhat, rather
sort (n.) 1 class, level, social rank
sound (v.) 7 swoon, faint, pass out
south (n.) south wind [believed to bring storms, and plague-carrying mists]
space (n.) 1 space of time, while
span (n.) 1 hand breadth [from tip of thumb to tip of little finger, when the hand is extended]
spare (adj.) 1 frugal, spartan, abstemious
speed (n.) 2 assistance, aid, protector
sphere (n.) 1 celestial globe in which a heavenly body was thought to move, orbit
spleen (n.) 5 impulse, caprice, whim
sport (n.) 1 recreation, amusement, entertainment
sport (n.) 1 recreation, amusement, entertainment
sport (n.) 1 recreation, amusement, entertainment
sport (n.) 4 subject of sport
squandering (adj.) random, stray, accidental
staff (n.) 1 (plural ‘staves’) spear, lance
stagger (v.) 1 hesitate, waver, vacillate
stalking-horse (n.) horse behind which a hunter hides, to stalk game
stalling (n.) stall accommodation, living quarters
stand (v.) 12 accord, agree, hold good, be compatible
stand to it (v.) 1 swear to it, insist upon it
stanzo (n.) stanza, verse
state (n.) 2 status, rank, position
stay (v.) 5 keep, make to stay, allow to remain
stay (v.) 7 detain, confine, keep
stay (v.) 9 stop, halt, come to a standstill
stay (v.) 9 stop, halt, come to a standstill
stay (v.) 10 dissuade, stop, prevent
stick (v.) 3 pierce, stab, wound
still (adj.) 2 quiet, calm, subdued
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
sting (n.) urging of lust, inflaming of passion
stomach (n.) 2 wish, inclination, desire
stop (v.) 2 stop up, close (up), shut
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
strange (adj.) 4 foreign, alien, from abroad
study (n.) 1 aim, object, purpose
study (v.) 3 learn by heart, commit to memory
successfully (adv.) likely to succeed
sucked (adj.) drained, empty, wanting
sudden (adj.) 1 swift, rapid, prompt
sudden (adj.) 6 unpredictable, prone to sudden violence
suddenly (adv.) 1 immediately, at once, without delay
suddenly (adv.) 1 immediately, at once, without delay
sufferance (n.) 3 permission, consent, acquiescence, say-so
suffice (v.) 1 satisfy, nourish, provide for
suit (n.) 1 formal request, entreaty, petition
suit (n.) 1 formal request, entreaty, petition
suit (n.) 2 wooing, courtship
suit (n.) 4 clothing, dress, garb
suit (n.) 4 clothing, dress, garb
suit (n.) 4 clothing, dress, garb
suit (v.) 1 dress, clothe, equip
suits, out of out of favour
sun, in the out in the open, free from care
sunder (v.) 1 separate, split up, part
sure (adj.) 5 betrothed, joined, bound
sure (adv.) 2 surely, assuredly, certainly
sure (adv.) 2 surely, assuredly, certainly
swaggerer quarreller, blusterer, squabbler
swain (n.) 3 man, youth, young fellow
swashing (adj.) 1 swaggering, blustering, dashing
sway (v.) 1 control, rule, direct, govern
swear (v.) promise, vow, pledge
sweep (v.) 1 strut, parade, move majestically
swift (adj.) quick-witted, sharp, ready
swim (v.) 1 float, sail
swound (v.) faint, swoon
synod (n.) assembly, council, gathering
take up (v.) 1 settle, make up, resolve
take up (v.) 1 settle, make up, resolve
tangle (v.) trap, snare, enmesh, hold fast
tapster (n.) inn waiter, drawer of ale
tarry (v.) 1 stay, remain, linger
tax (v.) 1 censure, blame, take to task, disparage
taxation (n.) 1 criticism, censure, slander
taxing (n.) criticism, censure, reproof
tedious (adj.) 2 painful, irksome, harrowing
temper (v.) 1 blend, mix, concoct, compound
tender (adj.) 2 immature, undeveloped, inexperienced
tender (v.) 3 rate, esteem, regard
tenor, tenour (n.) 1 substance, content, matter, drift
term (n.) 5 any of four periods of activity within the legal year [Michaelmas, Hilary, Easter, Trinity]
testament (n.) will, last will and testament
that (conj.) 2 when
that (conj.) 3 with the result that
thought (n.) 2 melancholic reflection, anxiety, sorrow, worry
thrasonical (adj.) boastful, bragging, vainglorious
thrice (adj.) three times
tilter (n.) jouster, tournament competitor
time (n.) 3 lifetime, life
time (n.) 14 passing of time, while
together (adv.) 1 without a break, whole
touch (n.) 1 trait, quality, feature
touch (n.) 1 trait, quality, feature
touch (v.) 5 diagnose, ascertain
touch (v.) 9 stain, taint, infect
toward (adv.) impending, forthcoming, in preparation
toy (n.) 1 whim, caprice, trifling matter
translate (v.) 1 transform, change, alter
translate (v.) 1 transform, change, alter
travail, travel (n.) 2 journeying, travel [often overlapping with sense 1]
travail, travel (v.) 2 travel, journey [often overlapping with sense 1]
traverse (adv.) crosswise, transversely
trip (v.) 1 move, run along, skip
trow (v.) 1 know, guess, imagine
true (adj.) 3 honourable, virtuous, sincere
try (v.) 3 contest, decide, fight out
try (v.) 3 contest, decide, fight out
try (v.) 3 contest, decide, fight out
try (v.) 3 contest, decide, fight out
try (v.) 5 judge the case
tuft (n.) 1 clump, small group, thicket
tune, in a in unison, in harmony
turn (v.) 2 become, transform, change [into]
turn (v.) 3 adapt, alter, modify
turn (v.) 5 return, come back
turn (v.) 6 send, drive, dispatch
twenty, and [ballad catch phrase, used as an intensifer] and many more
umber (n.) brown-coloured earth
unbanded without a coloured hat-band
uncleanly (adj.) 1 unclean, dirty, filthy
uncleanly (adj.) 1 unclean, dirty, filthy
uncouth (adj.) unfamiliar, strange, unknown
underhand (adj.) secret, unobtrusive, inconspicuous
undo (v.) 3 ruin, impoverish, bankrupt
unexpressive (adj.) inexpressible, beyond words
ungartered (v.) untied, not wearing a garter [a sign of a lovesick man]
ungentle (adj.) 1 unmannerly, discourteous, impolite
ungentleness (n.) discourtesy, lack of manners, boorishness
unhandsome (adj.) 1 inappropriate, faulty, unfitting
unquestionable (adj.) irritable when spoken to, impatient when questioned
untreasure (v.) rob, empty [of a treasure]
untuneable (adj.) unsuitable, disagreeable; or: unmelodious
urge (v.) 5 state formally, present, propose
use (v.) 1 be accustomed, make a habit [of]
vein (n.) 1 state of mind, motive, mood
vengeance (n.) 1 harm, mischief, damage
vent (v.) 1 utter, express, air, proclaim
verily (adv.) in truth, truly, indeed
verity (n.) 1 truth, truthfulness, veracity
vessel (n.) body, frame
victual (v.) supply, furnish, provide [with food]
villain (n.) 1 serf, servant, bondman
villain (n.) 1 serf, servant, bondman
virtue (n.) 4 power, capability, efficacy, property
virtuous (adj.) 2 showing fine qualities, praiseworthy
virtuous (adj.) 2 showing fine qualities, praiseworthy
vulgar (n.) 2 vernacular, everyday language
wag (v.) 3 move, stir, rouse
wainscot (n.) wooden panelling
want (v.) 1 lack, need, be without
want (v.) 1 lack, need, be without
wanting (n.) needs, wants
ware (adj.) 1 aware, conscious, sensible
ware (adj.) 2 wary, cautious, guarded
warp (v.) 1 turn, twist, change
warp (v.) 2 go wrong, go astray
warrant (v.) 1 assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
warrant (v.) 1 assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
warrant (v.) 1 assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
warrant (v.) 3 act as a pledge for, give an assurance about
warrant (v.) 6 protect, preserve, keep safe
waste (v.) 1 pass, spend, while away
waste (v.) 2 consume, use up
wasteful (adj.) 2 causing the body to waste away, wasting
ways, come thy / your come along
waywarder (n.) obstinate, wilful, self-willed
weak (adj.) 2 weakening, debilitating, enfeebling
wear (n.) fashion, vogue, trend
wear (v.) 1 wear out, weary, tire
when that (conj.) for the time when
whetstone (n.) shaped stone used for sharpening [whetting] tools
while, the meanwhile, in the meantime
whooping (n.) exclaiming, excited shouting
wide-enlarged (adj.) widespread; or: greatly endowed
will (v.), past form would 1 desire, wish, want
wind (v.) 5 go, wend, take oneself
wintered (adj.) worn in winter
wit (n.) 1 intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
wit (n.) 1 intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
wit (n.) 1 intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
wit (n.) 1 intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
wit (n.) 1 intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
wit (n.) 1 intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
wit (n.) 1 intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
wit (n.) 1 intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
wit (n.) 2 mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuity
wit (n.) 2 mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuity
wit (n.) 2 mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuity
wit (n.) 2 mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuity
wit (n.) 2 mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuity
wit (n.) 2 mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuity
wit (n.) 6 lively person, sharp-minded individual
wit (n.) 6 lively person, sharp-minded individual
wit, to [legal] that is to say
withal (prep.) with
woeful (adj.) full of woe, sorrowful, mournful
wont (v.) be accustomed, used [to], be in the habit of
woo (v.) 1 win over, persuade, coax
working (n.) 3 aim, endeavour, performance
working-day (adj.) workaday, everyday, humdrum
worldling (n.) citizen of the world, world's inhabitant
ye (pron.) you [singular or plural]
yield (v.) 5 bring forth, produce
yond (det.) that [one] over there
yonder (adv.) there
young (adj.) 1 immature, inexperienced, raw