Measure for Measure


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

Alphabetical headword definitions for Measure for Measure

absolute (adj.) 1 perfect, complete, incomparable
absolute (adj.) 3 resolved, positive, settled in mind
abuse (n.) 1 deception, hoax, fraud
abuse (n.) 1 deception, hoax, fraud
abuse (n.) 4 corrupt practice, wicked way
accidental (adj.) happening by chance, fortuitous
accommodation (n.) amenity, convenience, comfort
according (adv.) accordingly
account, accompt (n.) 1 reckoning, judgement [especially by God]
accountant (adj.) accountable, responsible, answerable
actor (n.) doer, performer
adjudge (v.) 1 sentence, condemn
admonition (n.) warning, cautioning, exhortation
adoptedly (adv.) through adoption
advantage (n.) 3 benefit, gain, advancement, profit
advantage (v.) 1 benefit, help, aid
advertise, advertize (v.) 2 make known, instruct, inform about
advertising (adj.) attending, attentive, mindful
advice (n.) 1 consideration, reflection, deliberation
advise, avise (v.) 3 inform, be aware, apprise
affect (v.) 3 assume, display, put on, practise in an artificial way
affect (v.) 5 cultivate, aim at, seek out
affection (n.) 3 desire, passion, lustful feeling
affection (n.) 3 desire, passion, lustful feeling
affection (n.) 3 desire, passion, lustful feeling
affection (n.) 3 desire, passion, lustful feeling
affiance (v.) betroth, engage, promise solemnly
affiance (v.) betroth, engage, promise solemnly
afoot (adv.) 2 on the go, in existence
after (prep.) 2 at the rate of
after-dinner (n.) period following dinner, afternoon
afterward (adv.) afterwards
aim (n.) 2 target, object, goal
allied (adj.) related, connected
amaze (v.) 3 appal, overwhelm, terrify
amazed (adj.) dumbfounded, stunned, thunderstruck, overwhelmed
amazement (n.) 2 bewilderment, perplexity, distraction
anchor (v.) 1 concentrate, fix attention, home in
anon (adv.) 1 soon, shortly, presently
anon (adv.) 1 soon, shortly, presently
anon (adv.) 1 soon, shortly, presently
anon (adv.) 1 soon, shortly, presently
anon (adv.) 1 soon, shortly, presently
answer (n.) 6 accountability, responsibility, liability, penalty
answer (v.) 4 suffer the consequences [for], be accountable [for]
answer (v.) 10 live up to, correspond to, be equal to
apace (adv.) quickly, speedily, at a great rate
apparel (n.) clothes, clothing, dress
appliance (n.) 2 compliance, subservience; or: means, expedient
appointment (n.) 4 preparation, arrangement, coming to terms
apprehend (v.) 3 be apprehensive about, fear
apprehension (n.) 2 conception, grasping by the mind, awareness
approbation (n.) 2 proof, confirmation, attestation
approbation (n.) 3 acceptance as a novice, probationary period
approof (n.) 2 approval, approbation, sanction
apt (adj.) 1 fit, ready, prepared
arraign (v.) 3 examine, interrogate, probe
array (v.) clothe, dress, attire
arrest (v.) 2 seize, take hold of, lay hold upon
art (n.) 1 knowledge, learning, scholarship, science
art (n.) 8 rhetorical art, verbal artistry
assault (n.) attack, temptation, snare
assay (n.) 4 test, trial, measure
assay (v.) 2 try, test the mettle of, put to the proof
assay (v.) 4 make advances to, accost, address proposals to
athwart (adv.) 2 askew, awry, out of the normal course
attempt (n.) 2 attack, assault
attempt (v.) 3 tempt, persuade, win over
attend (v.) 2 serve, follow, wait [on/upon]
attend (v.) 2 serve, follow, wait [on/upon]
attend (v.) 7 listen [to], pay attention [to]
attorneyed (adj.) bound, acting as advocate
avail (v.) 1 benefit, profit, prosper
ave (n.) acclamation, ovation, welcoming shout
avoid (v.) 3 repudiate, deny, reject
avouch (v.) 2 justify, warrant, defend
bane (n.) 3 poison [from ‘ratsbane’]
bare (v.) shave, trim
bark (v.) strip the bark from, tear away
base (adj.) 1 dishonourable, low, unworthy
baseness (n.) 1 socially inferior trait, plebeian quality
bastard (n.) 3 variety of sweet Spanish wine
bawd (n.) pimp, procurer, pander, go-between
bawd (n.) pimp, procurer, pander, go-between
bawd (n.) pimp, procurer, pander, go-between
bawd (n.) pimp, procurer, pander, go-between
bawd (n.) pimp, procurer, pander, go-between
bawd (n.) pimp, procurer, pander, go-between
bawd (n.) pimp, procurer, pander, go-between
bawd (n.) pimp, procurer, pander, go-between
bawd (n.) pimp, procurer, pander, go-between
bawd (n.) pimp, procurer, pander, go-between
bawd (n.) pimp, procurer, pander, go-between
bay (n.) 5 living area divided off within a house, gable-end
bear (v.), past forms bore, borne 1 behave, look, conduct [oneself]
bear up (v.) 2 sustain, support, uphold
become (v.) 2 grace, honour, dignify
become (v.) 2 grace, honour, dignify
befall (v.), past forms befallen, befell 1 happen, occur, take place, turn out
befall (v.), past forms befallen, befell 2 happen to, come to
behind (adv.) 1 still to come, to follow
behind (adv.) 1 still to come, to follow
beholding (adj.) beholden, obliged, indebted
belike (adv.) probably, presumably, perhaps, so it seems
belike (adv.) probably, presumably, perhaps, so it seems
belike (adv.) probably, presumably, perhaps, so it seems
belock (v.) lock up, hold tight, intertwine
belonging (n.) 1 attribute, capability, personal quality
bend (v.) 1 aim, direct, level, turn
benefactor (n.) malapropism for ‘malefactor’
bethink (v.), past form bethought 1 call to mind, think about, consider, reflect
bethink (v.), past form bethought 1 call to mind, think about, consider, reflect
bethink (v.), past form bethought 2 remember, recollect
betimes (adv.) 1 early in the morning, at an early hour
betimes (adv.) 1 early in the morning, at an early hour
betimes (adv.) 1 early in the morning, at an early hour
billet (n.) thick stick, cudgel
blasting (adj.) 2 defaming, maligning, discrediting
blench (v.) 2 swerve, turn aside, give way
blister (v.) raise blisters on [as if branded on the forehead as a whore]; tarnish, stain
blood (n.) 1 passion, feeling, strong emotion [especially sexual]
blood (n.) 1 passion, feeling, strong emotion [especially sexual]
blood (n.) 1 passion, feeling, strong emotion [especially sexual]
blood (n.) 6 blood relationship, kinship
body (n.) 6 person, individual
boldness (n.) confidence, assurance, certainty
bolt (n.) 2 fetter, shackle, iron fastening
bolt (n.) 3 thunderbolt
bond (n.) 2 duty, commitment, obligation
boot (n.) 1 good, advantage, profit
bosom (n.) 1 heart, inner person
bosom (n.) 4 wish, desire
bottom (n.) 2 total extent, basis, foundation
bounteous (adj.) open-hearted, full of warm feeling
bowels (n.) 3 offspring, children
brain (v.) 2 murder, dash the brains out of
brake (n.) 2 entanglement, snare, restriction
brave (adj.) 2 noble, worthy, excellent
bravery (n.) 2 splendour, fine display, ostentation
brawling (adj.) clamorous, noisy, tumultuous
breather (n.) 2 speaker, utterer
bring (v.) 1 accompany, conduct, escort
bringing-forth (n.) achievement, accomplishment, public deed
brow (n.) 1 appearance, aspect, countenance
bruise (v.) 2 crush, smash, destroy
bulk (n.) 2 weight, magnitude, capacity
by and by (adv.) 1 immediately, straightaway, directly
by and by (adv.) 2 shortly, soon, before long
caitiff (adj.) wretched, miserable, worthless
caitiff (n.) [sympathetic or contemptuous] miserable wretch, wretched creature
caitiff (n.) [sympathetic or contemptuous] miserable wretch, wretched creature
cardinally (adv.) malapropism for ‘carnally’
carman (n.) carter, carrier, wagoner
carrion (n.) 1 carcass, wretch, worthless beast
carry (v.) 5 carry out, manage, conduct
case (n.) 5 outer covering, surface appearance
cast (v.) 1 calculate, reckon, estimate
celerity (n.) alacrity, rapidity, swiftness
celerity (n.) alacrity, rapidity, swiftness
censure (n.) 2 condemnation, blame, stricture
censure (v.) 3 pass judgement on, condemn, pronounce sentence on
censure (v.) 3 pass judgement on, condemn, pronounce sentence on
censure (v.) 3 pass judgement on, condemn, pronounce sentence on
ceremony (n.) 2 symbol of state, external sign of pomp
chance (v.) 1 happen [to], transpire, come about
charact, caract (n.) insignia, badge, distinctive emblem
character (n.) 1 distinctive sign, stamp, trait
character (n.) 1 distinctive sign, stamp, trait
character (n.) 3 handwriting, style of writing, lettering
character (n.) 4 letter, letter-shape, graphic symbol
charge (n.) 4 commission, responsibility, official duty
chastisement (n.) punishment, retribution, correction
cheek-roses (n.) blushing cheeks
chew (v.) 2 keep repeating, mumble over
chief, in chiefly, principally
choleric (adj.) 2 irritable, angry, enraged
cipher (n.) figure nought, nonentity, mere nothing
circummured (adj.) walled around
clack-dish (n.) begging bowl with a lid that could be clacked to attract attention
clap into (v.) 2 make haste with, get on with
clod (n.) lump, mass, piece of earth
close (adj.) 5 secretive, tight-lipped, uncommunicative
close (adv.) 1 closely, staying near
close (v.) 1 agree, come to terms, compromise
clutch (v.) clench, close
coat (n.) 3 monk's habit, clerical garb
codpiece, cod-piece (n.) 2 penis
cohere (v.) agree, accord, hold together
coin (v.) 1 create, make [as in minting a coin]
cold (adj.) 6 calm, cool, deliberate
colour (v.) 1 disguise, conceal, cloak
combinate (adj.) betrothed, contracted, promised
combine (v.) 1 bind, constrain, oblige
come off (v.) 4 turn out, result
comfort (n.) 1 encouragement, support, hope
commend (v.) 1 convey greetings, present kind regards
commend (v.) 1 convey greetings, present kind regards
commission (n.) 1 warrant, authority [to act]
commodity (n.) 1 supply, quantity, stock, consignment
common house (n.) brothel
commonweal, commonwealth (n.) state, nation, community, body politic
commune (v.) 1 talk, converse, discourse
compact (adj.) 1 allied, in league, in collusion
compelled (adj.) 1 constrained, forced, of necessity
complete, compleat (adj.) 2 fully equipped, with everything present
complexion (n.) 3 natural trait, disposition, temperament, nature
complexion (n.) 3 natural trait, disposition, temperament, nature
composition (n.) 3 settlement, truce, coming to terms
composition (n.) 5 agreed settlement, expected arrangement
compound (v.) 2 come to terms, reach an agreement
conceive (v.) 1 understand, comprehend, follow
conception (n.) 1 design, plan, notion
concern (v.) 1 be important to, be the concern of
concerning (n.) concern, affair, matter
concupiscible (adj.) hotly desiring, sensual, voluptuous
condition (n.) 3 nature, state, circumstances
confix (v.) fix firmly, fasten, bind
confound (v.) 5 discomfit, defeat, put to shame
confute (v.) 1 overcome, confound, bring to nought
conjure (v.) 1 ask solemnly, entreat earnestly, beseech
constantly (adv.) 1 assuredly, firmly, certainly, confidently
consummate (v.) accomplish, complete, bring to a conclusion
contend (v.) 1 fight, engage in combat, struggle
content (adj.) 1 agreeable, willing, ready
content (adj.) 2 contented, patient, accepting, undisturbed
content (adj.) 2 contented, patient, accepting, undisturbed
content (v.) 1 please, gratify, delight, satisfy
continency (n.) 2 continence, sexual abstinence, self-restraint
continuance (n.) 2 maintaining, keeping up, carrying on
continue (v.) 2 retain, carry on with, preserve
contracting (n.) marriage contract, betrothal
contrarious (adj.) 1 conflicting, contrary, contradictory
convenience (n.) 2 fitness, appropriateness, propriety
convenient (adj.) fitting, suitable, appropriate
convent (v.) 2 summon, call to appear, send for
corporal (adj.) 1 bodily, physical
cost (n.) 1 outlay, expense, expenditure
countenance (n.) 6 favour, patronage, approval
countermand (n.) contrary command, revoking order
course (n.) 1 course of action, way of proceeding
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
course (n.) 2 habit, custom, practise, normal procedure
course, in as a matter of course
covent (n.) convent, community
covert (adj.) 1 secret, hidden, concealed
crabbed (adj.) 3 harsh, unpalatable, bitter
crave (v.) 1 beg, entreat, request
crave (v.) 1 beg, entreat, request
crave (v.) 1 beg, entreat, request
crave (v.) 1 beg, entreat, request
crave (v.) 1 beg, entreat, request
crave (v.) 2 need, demand, require
credent (adj.) 2 believable, credible, trustworthy
credulous (adj.) 1 highly receptive, readily accepting [of]
cross (v.) 2 contradict, challenge, go against
cross (v.) 3 afflict, plague, go against
crotchet (n.) strange notion, perverse idea, whimsical fancy
crown (n.) 1 type of coin [usually bearing the imprint of a monarch's crown]
cuckold (n.) [mocking name] man with an unfaithful wife
cucullus... the hood does not make the monk
cunning (n.) 2 knowledge, awareness, discernment
curfew (n.) evening bell
custom-shrunk (adj.) down in business, suffering great loss of trade
cut off (v.) 3 put to death, bring to an untimely end
darkly (adv.) 1 cunningly, subtly, secretly
dart (n.) arrow; or: light spear
dawning (n.) dawn, daybreak, early morning
debatement (n.) consideration, deliberation, discussion
dedicate (adj.) dedicated, devoted, committed
defiance (n.) renunciantion, disowning, rejection; or: contempt
definitive (adj.) decided, final, determined
delighted (adj.) 2 endowed with delight
deliver (v.) 1 report [to], communicate [to], tell, describe
deliver (v.) 3 free, release, liberate
deliver (v.) 4 hand over, convey, commit to the keeping [of someone]
denunciation (n.) proclamation, public announcement, official declaration
dependency, dependancy (n.) 1 dependence
depose (v.) 2 testify, bear witness
deputation (n.) 1 delegation, appointment as deputy
deputed (adj.) acting as a symbol of office
desert, desart (n.) 1 deserving, due recompense, right
deserving (n.) 2 reward, recompense, desert
desperately (adv.) 2 despairingly, in a state of hopelessness
despite of (prep.) in spite of
detect (v.) 3 accuse, censure, condemn
determine (v.) 1 make a decision [about], reach a conclusion [about]
determined (adj.) 3 confined, limited, restricted
detest (v.) 2 malapropism for ‘protest’
device (n.) 1 plot, stratagem, trick
dialect (n.) language, manner of speaking
diet (n.) 3 therapeutic nutrition, curative regime
discourse (n.) 1 conversation, talk, chat
discourse (n.) 1 conversation, talk, chat
discover (v.) 1 reveal, show, make known
discover (v.) 1 reveal, show, make known
discover (v.) 1 reveal, show, make known
discover (v.) 2 recognize, distinguish, discern
dishonest (adj.) 2 dishonourable, discreditable, shameful
dispatch, despatch (n.) 2 prompt settlement, speedy handling
dispatch, despatch (v.) 1 deal with promptly, settle, get [something] done quickly
dispatch, despatch (v.) 1 deal with promptly, settle, get [something] done quickly
dispatch, despatch (v.) 1 deal with promptly, settle, get [something] done quickly
dispense with (v.) 1 disregard, pardon, put up with
dispense with (v.) 2 have done with, do away with, forgo
disposition (n.) 2 natural temperament, normal state of mind
disposition (n.) 3 inclination, mood, frame of mind
disposition (n.) 6 control, direction, management
dissolution (n.) 2 total destruction, disintegration
distracted (adj.) 1 perplexed, confused, agitated
disvalued (adj.) discredited, disparaged, degraded
disvouch (v.) disavow, contradict, refuse to acknowledge
divine (n.) 1 clergyman, priest, parson
dolour (n.) sorrow, grief, lamentation
doom (n.) 1 judgement, sentence, decision
dower (n.) dowry, property or wealth given with a wife
downright (adj.) 1 plain, ordinary, straightforward
drab (n.) harlot, slut, whore
draw (v.) 1 bring together, draw in, gather
draw (v.) 14 empty, drain, exhaust
dread (adj.) 2 frightening, terrifying, fearful
dreadfully (adv.) with dread, in great fear
dressing (n.) 1 official robes, finery
drift (n.) 1 plan, intention, aim
duke it (v.) act the duke, play the part of a duke
dull (adj.) 1 dead, lifeless, sluggish, inactive
durance (n.) 1 confinement, imprisonment, incarceration
edge (n.) 1 ardour, keen desire
effect (n.) 1 result, end, outcome, fulfilment
effect (n.) 1 result, end, outcome, fulfilment
effect (n.) 3 sign, mark, token, manifestation
elbow, out at in bad condition
eld (n.) 2 old age, advanced years
elect (v.) 1 pick out, choose, select
encounter (n.) 4 liaison, intercourse, amorous affair
end (n.) 1 purpose, aim, design
enew (v.) drive into the water
enforce (v.) 1 emphasize, urge, lay stress upon
enrolled (adj.) recorded, registered, legally entered
enshield (adj.) shielded, defended
enskied (adj.) placed in heaven
entertain (v.) 4 cherish, harbour, welcome
entertainment (n.) 5 manner of reception, way to handle
envy (n.) 1 malice, ill-will, enmity
envy (n.) 1 malice, ill-will, enmity
escape (n.) 1 outburst, outbreak, sally
estimation (n.) 1 esteem, respect, reputation
event (n.) outcome, issue, consequence
evil (n.) 3 [unclear meaning] hovel; privy; brothel
execution (n.) 2 exercising, putting into operation
exhibit (v.) 1 submit for inspection, produce for consideration, propose
express (v.) show, reveal, display
extenuate (v.) mitigate, lessen, tone down
extirp (v.) root out, eradicate, eliminate
facing (n.) trimming, adorning, decking out
fact (n.) evil deed, wicked act, crime
fact (n.) evil deed, wicked act, crime
fain (adj.) 1 obliged, forced, compelled
fain (adj.) 1 obliged, forced, compelled
fain (adv.) gladly, willingly
fain (adv.) gladly, willingly
fain (adv.) gladly, willingly
fall (v.) 1 drop, descend, let fall
false (adj.) 1 treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.) 3 sham, spurious, not genuine, artificial
false (adj.) 3 sham, spurious, not genuine, artificial
false (adj.) 3 sham, spurious, not genuine, artificial
false (adj.) 4 wrong, mistaken
false (adj.) 7 unfair, unjust, double-crossing
fancy (n.) 5 imagining, flight of fancy, fanciful thought
fancy (n.) 7 whim, inclination, caprice
fantastical (adj.) 1 fanciful, imaginative, full of wild ideas
fantastical (adj.) 1 fanciful, imaginative, full of wild ideas
fare ... well
fare ... well
fare ... well
fare ... well
fare ... well
fare ... well
fare ... well
fast (adj.) 3 bound, assured, promised
fast (adv.) 2 tightly, firmly, securely
fault (n.) 1 sin, offence, crime
fault (n.) 1 sin, offence, crime
fault (n.) 1 sin, offence, crime
fault (n.) 2 mistake, error, blunder
fault (n.) 2 mistake, error, blunder
fault (n.) 3 failing, weakness
favour (n.) 1 [facial] appearance, countenance, features, looks
favour (n.) 1 [facial] appearance, countenance, features, looks
fear (v.) 1 frighten, scare, terrify, daunt
fear (v.) 2 fear for, worry about, be anxious about
fearful (adj.) 1 timid, timorous, frightened, full of fear
fearful (adj.) 1 timid, timorous, frightened, full of fear
fedary, federary, feodary (n.) confederate, accomplice, accessory
feelingly (adv.) 1 pertinently, aptly, to the point
fellow (n.) 8 worthless individual, good-for-nothing
fetch (v.) 5 rescue, save, deliver
fetter (v.) restrain, overcome, suppress
feverous (adj.) feverish, restless
few, in (a) in few words, in short, in brief
fewness and truth in few words and in truth
figure (n.) 3 copy, image, likeness
figure (n.) 3 copy, image, likeness
figure (v.) 1 symbolize, represent, portray
file (n.) 3 body, number
fine (adj.) 6 subtle, intricate
fine (n.) 3 punishment, penalty, retribution
fine (v.) 3 punish, impose a penalty [on]
fine (v.) 3 punish, impose a penalty [on]
finely (adv.) nicely, delicately, subtly
flaw (n.) 2 burst of passion, upsurge of feelings
fleshmonger (n.) fornicator, pander, pimp
flourish (v.) 1 embellish, adorn, add lustre to
foison, foizon (n.) 2 harvest, crop
fond (adj.) 1 foolish, stupid, mad
fond (adj.) 1 foolish, stupid, mad
fond (adj.) 2 foolish, trifling, frivolous
fond (adj.) 4 infatuated, doting, passionate
fondness (n.) foolish affection, naive devotion
foppery (n.) 1 folly, foolishness, stupidity
forbear (v.) 1 stop, cease, desist
forbearance (n.) 1 patience, restraint, moderation
force (v.) 4 urge, press, enforce
forenoon (n.) part of the day before noon
forerun (v.) forecast, foreshadow, be the precursor of
foresaid (adj.) aforesaid
forfeit (n.) 2 [unclear meaning] list of penalties for bad behaviour
forfeit (v.) sin, transgress, do wrong
fork (n.) 1 forked tongue
form (n.) 1 image, likeness, shape
form (n.) 6 formal procedure, due process, formality
form (n.) 6 formal procedure, due process, formality
form (n.) 7 position, rank, status
fornicatress (n.) woman guilty of fornication
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 3 deny, repudiate, refuse to admit
forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forswore 3 deny, repudiate, refuse to admit
forted (adj.) fortified, reinforced, strengthened
frame (n.) 1 framework, structure, construction
frame (v.) 1 fashion, make, form, create
frame (v.) 4 prepare, make ready, prime
frankly (adv.) 2 freely, unconditionally, unreservedly
free (adj.) 1 liberal, lavish, generous
free (adj.) 9 frank, undisguised, open
free (adj.) 10 freely given, willing, unconstrained
free (adj.) 11 uninfected, free from disease
full (adv.) 2 very, exceedingly, extremely
furnish (v.) 1 provide, supply, possess
gall (n.) 2 bitterness, spitefulness, vindictiveness
gall (v.) 1 vex, annoy, irritate
gall (v.) 1 vex, annoy, irritate
garden-house (n.) small building in a garden [often used for lovers' assignations]
geld (v.), past forms gelded, gelt 1 castrate, spay
general (n.) 1 ordinary people, general public, populace
generation (n.) 5 [unclear meaning] world, human race
generative (adj.) male, capable of generation
generous (adj.) well-bred, mannerly, noble-minded
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
gentlewoman (n.) woman of good breeding, well-born lady
gentlewoman (n.) woman of good breeding, well-born lady
gentlewoman (n.) woman of good breeding, well-born lady
getting (n.) 1 begetting, procreation, breeding
ghostly (adj.) spiritual, holy
giglot (n.) harlot, strumpet, wanton
giving out (n.) suggestion, intimation, utterance
glance (v.) 3 turn, move, pass
glass (n.) 1 mirror, looking-glass
glass (n.) 2 magic mirror, crystal ball
glassy (adj.) 2 [unclear meaning] frail as glass, brittle; or: mirroring, reflecting [divinity]
government (n.) 1 control, charge, management
government (n.) 2 self-control, self-discipline, moral conduct
grace (n.) 1 honour, favour, recognition, respect
graciously (adv.) through divine grace, in all holiness
gradation (n.) 1 step-by-step progress, steady steps
grange (n.) country house, farmhouse
gratulate (adj.) gratifying, pleasing, to be rejoiced at
grave (adj.) 1 respected, revered, wise
gravity (n.) 1 respectability, authority, dignified position
groaning (adj.) crying out in labour
gross (adj.) 1 plain, striking, evident, obvious
gross (adj.) 10 earthly, lowly
gross (adv.) plainly, obviously, explicitly
grossly (adv.) 4 stupidly, senselessly, foolishly
grossly (adv.) 4 stupidly, senselessly, foolishly
guard (n.) 4 [fencing] defensive position, posture of defence
guard (n.) 5 trimming, trapping, adornment
gyve (n.) 1 (plural) fetters, shackles
habit (n.) 1 dress, clothing, costume
habit (n.) 1 dress, clothing, costume
habit (n.) 1 dress, clothing, costume
habit (n.) 2 covering, guise, adorning
hanging (adj.) gloomy, morose, melancholy
Hannibal (n.) malapropism for ‘cannibal’
happily (adv.) 1 perhaps, by chance, maybe
hazard, in in peril, at risk
head, to one's to one's face, frankly, openly
heading (n.) beheading
heat (n.) 3 desire, passion, libido
heavy (adj.) 2 grave, serious, weighty
heavy (adj.) 2 grave, serious, weighty
heavy (adj.) 8 gloomy, dark, overcast
helm (v.) guide, steer, direct
hent (v.) 2 reach, arrive at, occupy
hold (n.) 2 cell
holding up (n.) ability to maintain, power of sustaining
hollowly (adv.) insincerely, hypocritically, deceitfully
home (adv.) 1 fully, thoroughly, unsparingly
honest (adj.) 3 genuine, real, true
hot (adj.) 2 enthusiastic, ardent, eager, keen
hot-house (n.) brothel; bath-house
house (n.) 1 inn, tavern
house (n.) 3 ancestry, lineage, family
house of profession brothel, whorehouse
husband (n.) houskeeper, steward, domestic manager
ignomy (n.) ignominy, dishonour, shame
ill (adj.) 2 evil, wicked, immoral
image (n.) 2 effigy, statue, sculpture
image (n.) 5 idea, conception, mental picture
import (v.) 1 signify, mean, suggest
importune (v.) 1 urge, press
importune (v.) 2 beg [for], ask persistently [for]
imposition (n.) 4 accusation, charge, imputation
incertain (adj.) 1 uncertain, doubtful, dubious
inequality (n.) [unclear meaning] difference of rank, social disparity; injustice, partiality
infallible (adj.) unquestionable, definite, certain
infliction (n.) being inflicted, implementation, enforcement
informal (adj.) demented, mentally disturbed
ingot (n.) 1 bar of precious metal, gold bar
injury (n.) 2 insult, affront, slight
innocency (n.) innocence
instance (n.) 1 sign, evidence, proof
instate, enstate (v.) endow, invest, bestow
institution (n.) custom, usage, practice
instruction (n.) 1 advice, good direction, counsel
instruction (n.) 2 prompting, suggestion, insinuation
intemperate (adj.) excessive, immoderate, inordinate
intent (n.) intention, purpose, aim
intent (n.) intention, purpose, aim
intent (n.) intention, purpose, aim
invention (n.) 2 mind, thought, imagination
inward (n.) intimate friend, close acquaintance
issue (n.) 4 action, deed, proceeding
jade (n.) 1 worn-out horse, hack, worthless nag
jade (n.) 1 worn-out horse, hack, worthless nag
journal (adj.) daily, diurnal, routine
just (adv.) 2 quite so, correct
justify (v.) 3 excuse, exonerate, clear
keen (adj.) 2 perceptive, sensitive, shrewd
keep (v.) 1 lodge, live, dwell
keep (v.) 1 lodge, live, dwell
keep (v.) 4 keep up, maintain, carry on
keep (v.) 10 look to, attend to, follow
kersey (n./adj.) coarsely woven plain woollen cloth
kind (n.) 2 manner, way, state
knave (n.) 1 scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knave (n.) 1 scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knave (n.) 1 scoundrel, rascal, rogue
kneaded (adj.) compressed, compacted, moulded
know (v.) 7 have sexual knowledge of, have intercourse with
lapwing (n.) type of plover [bird with wily methods of escaping the notice of predators; associated with amorous intrigue]
late, of recently, a little while ago
late, of recently, a little while ago
leavened (adj.) carefully considered, well-thought-out
leiger, lieger (n.) resident ambassador, representative, envoy
lend (v.) give, grant, bestow [on]
levity (n.) licentiousness, wantonness, immorality
licence (n.) 1 authority to act, freedom of action
licence (n.) 2 licentiousness, immorality, promiscuity
lief, had as should like just as much
lief, had as should like just as much
light (adj.) 1 promiscuous, licentious, immoral, wanton
lightness (n.) 2 lewdness, wantonness, licentiousness
like (adj.) 1 same, similar, alike, equal
like (adj.) 1 same, similar, alike, equal
like (adj.) 1 same, similar, alike, equal
like (adv.) 1 likely, probable / probably
like (v.) 1 please, suit
like (v.) 1 please, suit
like (v.) 1 please, suit
like, the the same
like, the the same
limb (n.) 2 functioning organ, strength of limb
limit (n.) 1 prescribed time, fixed period
limited (adj.) 1 appointed, designated, nominated
line (n.) 3 derived power, scope, warrant
list (n.) 3 boundary, limit, confines
list (n.) 6 cloth edging, border material
list (n.) 6 cloth edging, border material
livery (n.) 1 uniform, costume, special clothing
livery (n.) 1 uniform, costume, special clothing
long (v.) 1 belong, pertain, relate
look after (v.) 2 watch closely, keep an eye on, police
luxury (n.) lust, lechery, lasciviousness
maid (n.) 4 young fish
manifest (adj.) clear, evident, obvious
manifested (adj.) plain, apparent, unmistakeable
mark (n.) 4 notable sight, object of serious attention
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]
marvellous (adv.) very, extremely, exceedingly
match (n.) 2 appointment, assignation, rendezvous
matter (n.) 1 subject-matter, content, substance
matter (n.) 4 affair(s), business, real issue
matter (n.) 4 affair(s), business, real issue
matter, to the relevant, pertinent, apposite
maw (n.) belly, stomach; throat, gullet
meal (v.) stain, spot, blemish
mean (n.) 1 means, way, method
mean (n.) 3 (plural) manner, mode, method
mean (n.) 4 (plural) resources, wherewithal, wealth
measure (n.) 7 punishment, treatment, retribution
medlar (n.) 2 whore, prostitute
meet (adj.) 1 fit, suitable, right, proper
meet (adj.) 1 fit, suitable, right, proper
meet (adj.) 1 fit, suitable, right, proper
meet (adj.) 1 fit, suitable, right, proper
mend (v.) 1 amend, improve, make better, put right
mend (v.) 1 amend, improve, make better, put right
mere (adj.) 1 complete, total, absolute, utter
mere (adj.) 2 sole, personal, particular
merely (adv.) 1 completely, totally, entirely
merely (adv.) 1 completely, totally, entirely
merely (adv.) 3 only, nothing more than
methinks(t), methought(s) (v.) it seems /seemed to me
methinks(t), methought(s) (v.) it seems /seemed to me
minister (n.) messenger, agent, servant
minister (v.) 2 prompt, suggest, indicate
misplace (v.) put words in the wrong place
misreport (v.) speak badly of, slander
mo, moe (adj.) more [in number]
modesty (n.) 2 propriety, protocol, seemly behaviour
morn (n.) morning, dawn
morn (n.) morning, dawn
morn (n.) morning, dawn
morn (n.) morning, dawn
morrow (n.) morning
morrow (n.) morning
morsel (n.) dish, mouthful, piece of flesh
mortal (adj.) 2 human, subject to death, characterized by mortality
mortal (adv.) fatally, lethally, destructively
mortality (n.) 1 mortal nature, human life
mortality (n.) 2 death
mortality (n.) 3 deadliness, mortification, deadly situation
most (adj.) maximum, utmost
motion (n.) 3 power to act normally, reaction, faculties
motion (n.) 6 proposal, proposition, suggestion, offer
motion (n.) 11 puppet-show
mouth (v.) 2 join mouths, kiss erotically, snog
muffled (adj.) blindfolded, covered up
mum (adj.) silent, mute, saying nothing
muster (v.) 1 assemble, gather together [at], rush
mutton (n.) 2 prostitute, courtesan
mystery (n.) 1 trade, office, occupation
name (n.) 1 reputation, fame, renown
natural (adj.) 1 feeling proper affection, having normal feelings
natural (adj.) 1 feeling proper affection, having normal feelings
nature (n.) 5 personality, innate disposition, character
nature (n.) 6 natural order, ungoverned state, way of the world [often personified]
naughty (adj.) 1 wicked, evil, vile
nicety (n.) coyness, shyness, reserve
notable (adj.) 1 noted, notorious, conspicuous, infamous
notedly (adv.) particularly, especially, definitely
obsequious (adj.) 2 devoted, compliant, ready to please
observance (n.) 4 compliance, carrying out what has to be done
obstruction (n.) 2 deathly state, rigor mortis
offenceful (adj.) sinful, wrongful, full of offence
office (n.) 1 task, service, duty, responsibility
office (n.) 1 task, service, duty, responsibility
office (n.) 1 task, service, duty, responsibility
office (n.) 1 task, service, duty, responsibility
office (n.) 1 task, service, duty, responsibility
office (n.) 1 task, service, duty, responsibility
office (n.) 2 role, position, place, function
office (n.) 2 role, position, place, function
office (n.) 2 role, position, place, function
office (n.) 5 service, sympathy, kindness
oft (adv.) often
oft (adv.) often
oft (adv.) often
oft (adv.) often
oft (adv.) often
oft (adv.) often
oft (adv.) often
omit (v.) neglect, disregard, forget about
open (adj.) 1 public, exposed to general view
opposite (n.) 1 opponent, adversary, anatagonist
order (n.) 1 arrangement, disposition, direction
order (n.) 2 prescribed practice, regular procedure
order, take make arrangements
organ (n.) 1 agent, instrument, means
outstretched (adj.) 2 opened wide, fully distended
outward (adj.) 3 formal, official, public
overweigh (v.) outweigh, exceed, prevail over
overweigh (v.) outweigh, exceed, prevail over
owe (v.) 1 own, possess, have
owe (v.) 1 own, possess, have
pace (v.) 2 train to move, control the course of
parcel-bawd (n.) part-time pimp
part (n.) 5 territory, region, province
partial, in with partiality, in a biased manner
particular (adj.) 1 personal, special, private
pass (n.) 8 [unclear meaning] trespass; course of action; trickery
pass (v.) 16 pass over, ignore, disregard
pass (v.) 17 pass sentence, adjudicate
pattern out (v.) be a pattern for, act as a precedent for
paved (adj.) with a paved base, pebbled
peach (v.) 1 impeach, denounce, accuse
pelting (adj.) paltry, petty, worthless, insignificant
pendent (adj.) 2 hanging in space, floating in the air
peradventure (adv.) perhaps, maybe, very likely
peradventure (adv.) perhaps, maybe, very likely
perchance (adv.) 1 perhaps, maybe
perchance (adv.) 1 perhaps, maybe
perdurably (adv.) eternally, everlastingly, for ever
perfect (adj.) 7 completely prepared, fully made ready
perfect (v.) inform fully, instruct completely
persuasion (n.) 2 belief, impression, understanding
physic (n.) 1 medicine, healing, treatment
picklock (n.) instrument for picking locks
pilgrimage (n.) journey, passage, voyage
pilled (adj.) made bald, with hair removed
pin (n.) 1 trifle, triviality, insignificant amount
pin (n.) 1 trifle, triviality, insignificant amount
pith (n.) 2 essence, central point, main purpose
place (n.) 1 position, post, office, rank
place (n.) 1 position, post, office, rank
place (n.) 1 position, post, office, rank
place (n.) 1 position, post, office, rank
place (n.) 1 position, post, office, rank
place (n.) 1 position, post, office, rank
place (n.) 1 position, post, office, rank
place (n.) 1 position, post, office, rank
place (n.) 1 position, post, office, rank
place (n.) 1 position, post, office, rank
place (n.) 1 position, post, office, rank
place (n.) 1 position, post, office, rank
place (n.) 1 position, post, office, rank
place, in present, attending, at hand
planched (adj.) boarded, wooden, made of planks
pleasant (adj.) 1 facetious, joking, droll
pluck on (v.) 2 test, make a trial of
poise (n.) 1 balance of weight, equipoise
pose (v.) baffle, confuse, confound
possess (v.) 1 notify, inform, acquaint
postern (n.) entrance, side gate, back door
potency (n.) power, authority, command
powdered (adj.) seasoned, salted, well-spiced
power (n.) 3 authority, government
power (n.) 3 authority, government
power (n.) 3 authority, government
power (n.) 5 exercise of power, authoritative action
practice (n.) 1 scheme, plot, stratagem, intrigue
practice (n.) 1 scheme, plot, stratagem, intrigue
practice (n.) 2 trickery, treachery
practice (n.) 2 trickery, treachery
precept (n.) 1 detailed direction, precise instruction
precise (adj.) 1 puritanical, strictly moral, scrupulously correct
precise (adj.) 1 puritanical, strictly moral, scrupulously correct
pre-contract (n.) pre-nuptial agreement
prefer (v.) 1 promote, advance, recommend
prefixed (adj.) fixed, settled, prearranged, decided in advance
pregnant (adj.) 2 obvious, clear, evident
pregnant (adj.) 5 well-versed, knowledgeable
presently (adv.) 1 immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.) 1 immediately, instantly, at once
preserved (adj.) kept safe from evil, protected
pretend (v.) 1 claim, avow, profess
print (n.) imprint, image, stamped impression
privily (adv.) secretly, privately, stealthily
probation (n.) 1 proof, demonstration
probation (n.) 3 candidature for membership, process of becoming a novice
proclaim (v.) 1 denounce, make one's wickedness known
proclamation (n.) reputation, favourable account, public standing
profess (v.) 1 declare, avow, affirm
profess (v.) 4 make profession of, do as an occupation
prolixious (adj.) time-wasting, tedious, protracted
promise (v.) 1 assure, declare [to], tell plainly
prompture (n.) prompting, instigation, urging
prone (adj.) 2 submissive, vulnerable, docile
propagation (n.) enlargement, increasing in extent
proper (adj.) 2 very, own
proper (adj.) 2 very, own
proper (adj.) 2 very, own
proper (adj.) 4 personal, private, individual
proper (adj.) 5 special, particular, specific
proper (adj.) 5 special, particular, specific
proportion (n.) 9 marriage portion, dowry
provincial (adj.) subject to local church jurisdiction
provoke (v.) 1 call forth, invite, invoke
provost (n.) officer in charge of the arrest, custody, and punishment of prisoners
provost (n.) officer in charge of the arrest, custody, and punishment of prisoners
punk (n.) harlot, strumpet, whore
punk (n.) harlot, strumpet, whore
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 (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 2 point at issue, matter in hand
purpose (n.) 3 outcome, result, end
pursue (v.) 2 persecute, castigate, hound
put (v.) 1 force, make, compel
put (v.) 2 force, press, thrust
put in (v.) present a claim, put in a bid
put to it put to the proof, make trial of
putting on (n.) instigation, prompting, urging
qualify (v.) 1 moderate, weaken, diminish
quality (n.) 4 profession, occupation, business
quest (n.) 1 inquiry, pursuit, investigation
question (n.) 1 argument, contention, dispute
question (n.) 3 consideration, contention
quick (adj.) 9 hasty, hurried
quickening (n.) fresh animation, reviving, return of life
quit (v.) 2 remit, release from
quit (v.) 5 pay back, repay, reward
quit (v.) 6 avenge, requite, take vengeance [on]
race (n.) 1 inherited nature, natural disposition
rack (v.) 5 torment, torture, scourge
rack (v.) 6 stretch on the rack
rank (adj.) 4 gross, outlandish, coarse
rash (adj.) 1 sudden, quickly acting, operating immediately
ravin down (v.) gobble ravenously, devour voraciously
raze, raze out erase, obliterate, wipe out
raze, raze out erase, obliterate, wipe out
razure (n.) erasure, effacement, obliteration
reason (n.) 5 observation, remark, point
rebate (v.) 2 subdue, moderate, make dull
receive (v.) 2 understand, take in, comprehend
refel (v.) refuse, deny, reject
refer (v.) 1 entrust, commit, commend
regard (n.) 4 look, glance, gaze
relent (v.) yield, give way, give up
reliver (v.) restore, hand over, give up again
remission (n.) 2 power to pardon, inclination to forgive
remissness (n.) negligence, laxity, carelessness
remonstrance (n.) revelation, display, manifestation
remorse (n.) 2 pity, compassion, tenderness
remorse (n.) 2 pity, compassion, tenderness
remove (n.) 1 change of residence, departure
removed (adj.) 1 remote, secluded, further away
renouncement (n.) renunciation, denial, abandonment [of the world]
repair (n.) 2 coming, arrival, approach
report (n.) 1 reputation, fame, renown
requiring (n.) demanding, requesting as a right
requital (n.) recompense, reward, repayment
requital (n.) recompense, reward, repayment
resemblance (n.) likelihood, probability, uncertain prospect
resolve (v.) 1 answer, respond to
resolve (v.) 2 satisfy, free from doubt
resolved (adj.) 1 determined, settled, decided
resort (n.) 2 habitual meeting, regular visiting
respect (n.) 2 attention, heed, deliberation
respect (v.) 2 bear in mind, consider
respect (v.) 3 value, have regard for, prize
respected (adj.) malapropism for ‘suspected’
respite (n.) 1 extent of time, time-scale
respite (v.) save, prolong, grant
restrained (adj.) forbidden, prohibited, banned
restraint (n.) 1 captivity, imprisonment, confinement
retort (v.) 3 reject, refuse, deny
rheum (n.) 3 catarrh, headcold, coughing and spluttering
rude (adj.) 4 uncivilized, uncultivated, unrefined
rude (adj.) 4 uncivilized, uncultivated, unrefined
sad (adj.) 3 downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
safeguard (n.) safeguarding, defence, protection
sainted (adj.) 1 saintly, angelic, of holy character
sake, for the Lord's [cry of a prisoner calling for alms through a cell window] in jail
salt (adj.) 5 lascivious, lustful, lecherous
saucy (adj.) 1 insolent, impudent, presumptuous, defiant
saucy (adj.) 2 lecherous, lascivious, lustful
scale (v.) 2 weigh up [as in a scales], evaluate, appraise
scape, 'scape (v.) escape, avoid
science (n.) 1 knowledge, learning
scope (n.) 2 range, reach, extent
scope (n.) 3 opportunity, liberty, free course of action
scope (n.) 3 opportunity, liberty, free course of action
scope (n.) 3 opportunity, liberty, free course of action
scruple (n.) 1 tiny amount, last ounce
scruple (n.) 2 suspicion, misgiving, doubt
scurvy (adj.) 1 contemptible, despicable, wretched
scurvy (adj.) 1 contemptible, despicable, wretched
seal (n.) 2 pledge, promise, token, sign
sea-maid (n.) mermaid, sea-nymph
seared (adj.) 1 withered, wilting, declining
season (n.) 4 time of year, weather conditions
season, of in season, at the appropriate time
secondary (n.) deputy, agent, second-in-command
sect (n.) 2 class, kind, sort
seedness (n.) action of sowing
seemer (n.) make-believer, pretender, one who assumes a behaviour
seeming (adj.) apparent, convincing in appearance
seeming (n.) 2 deceptive appearance, two-faced behaviour, pretence
seeming (n.) 2 deceptive appearance, two-faced behaviour, pretence
seeming (n.) 2 deceptive appearance, two-faced behaviour, pretence
sense (n.) 1 senses, sensation, organs of sense
sense (n.) 1 senses, sensation, organs of sense
sense (n.) 3 feeling, sensibility, capacity to feel
sense (n.) 6 common sense, natural feeling, reasonableness
sense (n.) 6 common sense, natural feeling, reasonableness
sense (n.) 6 common sense, natural feeling, reasonableness
sense (n.) 7 opinion, view, judgement
sense (n.) 8 interpretation, construction, signification
sensible (adj.) 1 sensitive, responsive, capable of feeling
sequent (adj.) 1 following, ensuing, consequent
serpigo (n.) type of spreading skin disease
servile (adj.) 1 subordinate, controlled [by]
session, sessions (n.) judicial assembly, trial, court
set (v.) 3 direct, put, make come
set on (v.) 1 encourage, urge, incite
set on (v.) 1 encourage, urge, incite
set on (v.) 1 encourage, urge, incite
set on (v.) 1 encourage, urge, incite
set on (v.) 1 encourage, urge, incite
set on (v.) 1 encourage, urge, incite
set on (v.) 2 go forward, advance, proceed
settled (adj.) 1 calm, steadfast, composed
several (adj.) 1 separate, different, distinct
several (adj.) 1 separate, different, distinct
sharp (adj.) 5 ardent, keen, fervent
sheep-biting (adj.) thieving, sneaking, shifty
shield (v.) forbid [as exclamation]
shore (n.) 1 limit, border, bound
shrewd (adj.) 1 harsh, hard, severe
shrift (n.) 1 confession
shy (adj.) wary, cautious, reserved
shy (adj.) wary, cautious, reserved
sick (adj.) 1 longing, pining, avid
sicle, sickle (n.) shekel
siege (n.) 3 seat, chair, place
sinew (n.) 4 mainstay, support, main strength
sinister (adj.) 4 unjust, unfair, underhand
skin (v.) cover up, cover with skin
skyey (adj.) coming from the sky, planetary
sliding (n.) sinfulness, lapse, moral fall
slip (n.) 1 seedling, sprig, shoot, cutting
slip (v.) 3 err, sin, transgress
slip (v.) 3 err, sin, transgress
snatch (n.) 4 quibble, equivocation, nitpicking
snow-broth (n.) melted snow
solemnity (n.) 1 celebration, jubilation, festivity
something (adv.) 1 somewhat, rather
something (adv.) 1 somewhat, rather
something (adv.) 1 somewhat, rather
something (adv.) 2 a little, to some extent
sometime (adv.) 2 sometimes, now and then
sort (n.) 1 class, level, social rank
sort (n.) 3 way, manner
soul (n.) 2 inner conviction, personal impulse
spare (v.) 4 avoid offending, refrain from causing distress to
speed (v.) 5 further, carry out, expedite
splay (v.) sterilize, spay
spleen (n.) 1 temper, spirit, passion [part of the body seen as the source of both gloomy and mirthful emotions]
sport (n.) 3 sexual recreation, intercourse, amorous dalliance
square (v.) 4 regulate, direct, adapt
stage (v.) put on stage, put on public display
stagger (v.) 1 hesitate, waver, vacillate
stain (n.) 1 disgrace, shame
stamp (n.) 2 coin, impression [of the monarch's head] made on a coin
stand (n.) 2 post, position, station
stand (v.) 2 continue, remain, wait, stay put
stand for (v.) 1 defend, uphold, protect, support
starkly (adv.) stiffly, rigidly, set fast
statute (n.) 1 law, decree, regulation
stay (v.) 2 linger, tarry, delay
stay on / upon (v.) wait for, await
stead (v.) help, assist, benefit
stead up (v.) keep, maintain, fulfil, carry out [on behalf of someone]
stealth (n.) 1 stealing away, furtive journey, clandestine act
steeled (adj.) 3 hardened, inflexible, callous
stew (n.) 2 cauldron, saucepan
stewed prune prostitute, bawd, whore
stick (v.) 1 be placed, be fixed
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 2 ever, now [as before]
still (adv.) 2 ever, now [as before]
sting (n.) urging of lust, inflaming of passion
stockfish (n.) dried cod
stone (n.) 2 precious stone, gem
stoop (v.) 1 kneel, submit, bow down
story (n.) 4 practical joke, theme for mockery
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
strait (adj.) 2 strict, rigorous, scrupulous
straitness (n.) severity, strictness, rigour
strange (adj.) 1 remarkable, startling, abnormal, unnatural
strange (adj.) 5 unfamiliar, unknown, not previously experienced
strength (n.) 3 mental capacity, intellectual power
strew (v.) 1 scatter, broadcast, spread about
stricture (n.) self-constraint, rigour; or: strictness, severity
strife (n.) striving, endeavour, strong effort
strumpet (n.) harlot, prostitute, whore
stubborn (adj.) 1 resistant, hostile, antagonistic
study (v.) 1 deliberate, meditate, reflect [on]
stuff (n.) 8 people, rabble
subject (n.) 1 subjects, people [of a state]
subject (n.) 1 subjects, people [of a state]
subject (n.) 1 subjects, people [of a state]
subject (n.) 4 [unclear meaning] entity with a real-world existence
suborn (v.) bribe, corrupt, persuade [someone] to commit perjury
suborn (v.) bribe, corrupt, persuade [someone] to commit perjury
subscribe (v.) 1 concur, consent, give assent
substitute (n.) subordinate, deputy, underling
substitute (n.) subordinate, deputy, underling
substitute (n.) subordinate, deputy, underling
substitute (n.) subordinate, deputy, underling
suburbs (n.) (plural) parts of a city lying outside the walls [reputed for brothels and lawlessness]
succeed (v.) 4 inherit, come into possession of, be heir to
suffer (v.) 6 perish, be destroyed, collapse
sufferance (n.) 1 distress, suffering, hardship
sufferance (n.) 1 distress, suffering, hardship
sufficiency (n.) competence, ability, capability
sufficient (adj.) able, capable, competent
suit (n.) 1 formal request, entreaty, petition
suit (n.) 1 formal request, entreaty, petition
suit (n.) 1 formal request, entreaty, petition
suit (n.) 1 formal request, entreaty, petition
suit (n.) 3 court attendance, personal retinue
sup (v.) 1 have supper
supply (v.) 1 fill up, take [the place of], occupy, substitute
supply (v.) 5 satisfy, fulfil, gratify [sexually]
supposed (adj.) 3 malapropism for ‘deposed’
surfeit (n.) 1 excess, over-indulgence
surfeit (v.) 1 feed to excess, overindulge, glut
sway (n.) 2 controlling influence, guiding power, direction
sweat (n.) sweating-sickness [type of plague]
sweetness (n.) delight, pleasure, charm
swinge (v.) beat, thrash, flog
swoon (v.) faint
taint (v.) 6 lose vigour, become weak, wither
tainted (adj.) 1 infected, diseased
taphouse, tap-house (n.) tavern, alehouse
tapster (n.) inn waiter, drawer of ale
tapster (n.) inn waiter, drawer of ale
tapster (n.) inn waiter, drawer of ale
tax (v.) 1 censure, blame, take to task, disparage
teach (v.) 2 show, point out to
teeming (adj.) pregnant, prolific, overfull
temper (n.) 3 self-control, self-restraint, moderation
temperance (n.) 1 self-control, calm behaviour, moderation
tempered (adj.) 1 temperate, controlled, brought to the right quality
temporal (adj.) secular, civil, worldly
temporary (adj.) in temporal affairs, of this world's doings
tender down (v.) offer, proffer, present
term (n.) 3 state, condition, circumstance
term (n.) 3 state, condition, circumstance
terror (n.) power to inspire dread
testimony (v.) justify in the light of evidence, vindicate
thanking (n.) word of thanks, expression of gratitude
thick-ribbed (adj.) densely surrounded, compacted
thief (n.) villain, scoundrel, rogue, wretch
three-piled (adj.) triple-thickness, three-threaded [i.e. very expensive or ornate]
thrilling (adj.) piercing, penetrating, bitterly cold
throughly (adv.) thoroughly, fully, completely
tickle (adv.) insecurely, precariously, unstably
tick-tack (n.) type of backgammon in which scoring is by placing pegs in holes
tilter (n.) jouster, tournament competitor
tilth (n.) 1 labour of cultivation, agricultural work, husbandry
tilth (n.) 3 crop, harvest
time (n.) 7 circumstance, particular occasion
time, in good 1 at the right moment
time, in good 3 very well
title (n.) 1 [legal] right, claim, entitlement
tongue (v.) 1 reproach, censure, berate
top (n.) 1 summit, peak, epitome, perfect example
touch (v.) 3 affect, move, stir
touch (v.) 3 affect, move, stir
touch (v.) 6 test the quality [of], put to the test
touch (v.) 8 wound, hurt, injure
touch (v.) 9 stain, taint, infect
touse (v.) tear, rip, rend
trade (n.) 3 regular line of work, recognized business
transport (v.) 3 remove from the world, put to death
trick (n.) 1 habit, characteristic, typical behaviour
trick (n.) 4 practice, custom, current fashion
trick (n.) 6 bauble, trifle, whim
trot (n.) old woman, hag
true (adj.) 4 honest, upright, law-abiding
truncheon (n.) 1 military baton, staff of office
truth (n.) 2 virtue, integrity, uprightness
try (v.) 2 put to the test, test the goodness [of]
tub (n.) sweating-tub [for curing venereal disease]
tun-dish (n.) [brewing] type of funnel fitting into the bung-hole of a cask [tun]
tune (n.) 3 fashionable speech, jargon
undergo (v.) 2 support, sustain, bear
undiscernible (adj.) indiscernible, undiscoverable
undoubtful (adj.) certain, positive, definite
uneven (adj.) irregular, erratic
unfolding (adj.) rising, morning [telling the shepherd that it is time to release his sheep from the fold]
ungenerative (adj.) lacking the power of generation, impotent
ungenitured (adj.) lacking genitals, sterile, impotent
ungot (adj.) unbegotten, unborn
unhurtful (adj.) harmless, innocuous, incapable of causing injury
unjust (adj.) 2 unfaithful, false [to honour]
unkindness (n.) 3 unnatural behaviour, abnormal conduct
unlike (adj.) 1 unlikely, incredible, unbelievable
unmeet (adj.) 2 unready, unfit, ill-equipped
unpeople (v.) empty of people, depopulate
unpitied (adj.) pitiless, ruthless, unmerciful
unpregnant (adj.) unready, uninclined, unreceptive
unquestioned (adj.) unconsidered, unexamined, not inquired into
unreverend (adj.) irreverent, impertinent, impudent
unshape (v.) deform, disfigure, destroy
unshunned (adj.) unshunnable, unavoidable
unsisting (adj.) [unclear meaning] unassisting; or: unshifting
unskilfully (adv.) ignorantly, foolishly, in an uninformed way
unsworn (adj.) not subject to vows
untaught (adj.) 2 natural, spontaneous
untrussing (n.) undoing the points attaching hose to doublet, dropping one's breeches
unwedgeable (adj.) unsplittable, incapable of being cleft
unweighing (adj.) thoughtless, injudicious, undiscriminating
unwonted (adj.) unusual, unaccustomed, abnormal
use (n.) 1 usual practice, habit, custom
use (n.) 1 usual practice, habit, custom
use (n.) 7 profit, interest, premium
usury (n.) way of dealing with money, financial practice
vail (v.) 3 lower, direct downwards
vain, for in vain, to no purpose
vantage (n.) 1 right moment, suitable opportunity
vantage (n.) 3 advantage, benefit, advancement, profit
vantage (n.) 3 advantage, benefit, advancement, profit
vaporous (adj.) misty, damp-filled, foggy
varlet (n.) 1 knave, rogue, rascal, ruffian
varlet (n.) 1 knave, rogue, rascal, ruffian
vastidity (n.) vastness, immensity, enormity
vehemency (n.) vehemence, forcefulness, fervour
veil (v.) conceal, hide, disguise
vein (n.) 3 right line, proper course to follow
velvet (n.) piece of velvet fabric
verity (n.) 2 truth, reality, actuality
viewless (adj.) invisible, unseeable
vigour (n.) power, efficacy, effect
virtuous (adj.) 3 capable of producing great growth, beneficial
visage (n.) 1 face, countenance
visage (n.) 1 face, countenance
visage (n.) 1 face, countenance
visitation (n.) 1 visit
votarist (n.) vow-taker, religious, nun / monk
vouch (n.) 1 formal statement, attestation, express declaration
vulgarly (adv.) publicly, openly, in front of the world
waist (n.) 1 girdle, belt
wait on / upon (v.) 1 accompany, attend
want (v.) 4 require, demand, need
want (v.) 4 require, demand, need
wanton (adj.) 3 unrestrained, undisciplined, boisterous, uncontrolled
ward (n.) 3 cell [in a prison]
ward (n.) 3 cell [in a prison]
warp (v.) 3 deviate, turn away, diverge
warped (adj.) twisted, distorted
warrant (n.) 3 token, sign, evidence, proof
warrant (v.) 1 assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
warrant (v.) 1 assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
warrant (v.) 1 assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
warrant (v.) 1 assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
warrant (v.) 2 authorize, sanction, license
warrant (v.) 4 justify, defend, stand up for
warranted (adj.) justified, legitimate, rightful
water (n.) 1 tears
way (n.) 7 opportunity, scope
ways, come thy / your come along
wear (n.) fashion, vogue, trend
weary (adj.) wearisome, tedious, long-drawn-out
weed (n.) 1 (plural) garments, dress, clothes
weigh (v.) 3 judge, rate, assess the value of
well-seeming (adj.) attractively looking, presenting a plausible appearance
well-warranted (adj.) highly approved, most justified
well-wished (adj.) accompanied by good wishes, much loved
wench (n.) girl, lass
wench (n.) girl, lass
wend (v.) direct, betake [oneself]
wholesome (adj.) 6 good for the health, health-giving, salubrious
whoremaster (n.) fornicator, lecher, one who deals with whores
whoremonger (n.) fornicator, lecher, one who deals with whores
wilderness (n.) wildness of character, licentiousness
will (n.) 2 lust, sexual desire, passion
wit (n.) 1 intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
wit (n.) 1 intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
wit (n.) 1 intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
wit (n.) 3 reasoning, thinking, deliberation
wit (n.) 5 mind, brain, thoughts
witless (adj.) stupid, foolish, crazy
witness (v.) 2 be a sign of, foreshadow, betoken
wits, also five wits faculties of the mind (common wit, imagination, fantasy, estimation, memory) or body (the five senses)
woodman (n.) hunter, huntsman
work (v.), past form wrought 4 happen, proceed, come about
work (v.), past form wrought 6 act, behave, conduct oneself
work (v.), past form wrought 9 work for, plan, try to arrange
worm (n.) 1 serpent, snake
wot (v.) 1 learn, know, be told
wrack (v.) 1 wreck, shipwreck, lose at sea
wrong (n.) 1 dishonour, discredit, harm
yare (adj.) 2 quick, deft, adept
yesternight (n.) last night
zodiac (n.) 2 year, calendar course of the zodiac