Henry IV Part 1


 
 
 
 
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 Henry IV Part 1

absolute (adj.) 5 unrestricted, unconditional, without restraint
accent (n.) 1 talk, speech, utterance, words
accident (n.) 1 occurrence, event, happening
action (n.) 3 encounter, engagement, exploit
admiral (n.) admiral's ship, flagship
advantage (n.) 1 right moment, favourable opportunity
advantage (n.) 3 benefit, gain, advancement, profit
advantage (n.) 4 interest, bonus, addition
adventure (n.) 1 venture, enterprise, issue, hazard
adventure (v.) venture, dare, chance, risk
advertisement (n.) 1 advice, warning, instruction
advertisement (n.) 2 news, information, notification
advise, avise (v.) 2 warn, counsel, caution
afeard (adj.) afraid, frightened, scared
affection (n.) 1 fancy, inclination, desire
afoot (adv.) 1 on foot
afoot (adv.) 1 on foot
afoot (adv.) 1 on foot
afoot (adv.) 1 on foot
afoot (adv.) 1 on foot
afront, a-front (adv.) abreast, side by side in front
ague (n.) fever, sickness, shaking [as caused by a fever]
ague (n.) fever, sickness, shaking [as caused by a fever]
all-abhorred (adj.) hated by everyone
All-hallown (adj.) All Saints' Day; period of fine weather in late autumn
amaze (v.) 2 alarm, dismay, scare
amend (v.) 1 cure, heal, improve
ancient, aunchient (n.) 1 ensign, standard-bearer
ancient, aunchient (n.) 2 flag, standard, ensign
angel (n.) 3 gold coin [with the angel Michael depicted]
anon (adv.) 1 soon, shortly, presently
anon (adv.) 1 soon, shortly, presently
anon, ever and every now and then, at regular intervals
answer (v.) 4 suffer the consequences [for], be accountable [for]
apace (adv.) quickly, speedily, at a great rate
apparent (adj.) 1 plainly visible, conspicuous, evident, obvious
apple-john (n.) kind of apple with a shrivelled skin [associated with midsummer (St John's) day]
appointment (n.) 1 equipment, effects, weaponry
apprehend (v.) 2 seize upon, snatch at, lay hold of
apprehension (n.) 5 opinion, notion, view
approve (v.) 3 put to the proof, test, try
approved (adj.) tested, tried, established, proven
arbitrament, arbitrement (n.) 3 adjudication, judicious examination
argument (n.) 1 subject of conversation, subject-matter, topic
argument (n.) 2 story, subject, plot
arrant (adj.) downright, absolute, unmitigated
arras (n.) tapestry hanging
arras (n.) tapestry hanging
arras (n.) tapestry hanging
art (n.) 1 knowledge, learning, scholarship, science
articulate (v.) 2 speak about, spell out, express in words
aspect (n.) 3 gaze, look
assay (v.) 2 try, test the mettle of, put to the proof
athwart (adv.) 1 thwartingly, perversely, going against one's plans
attempt (n.) 1 exploit, undertaking, enterprise
attempt (n.) 1 exploit, undertaking, enterprise
attend (v.) 1 await, wait for, expect
attend (v.) 6 regard, consider
attend (v.) 7 listen [to], pay attention [to]
attend (v.) 7 listen [to], pay attention [to]
attribution (n.) praise, credit, recognition
audience (n.) 1 hearing, attention, reception
auditor (n.) official of the Exchequer, royal accounts officer
axletree, axle-tree (n.) 1 wooden beam acting as the pivot for a cart wheel
back (v.) 2 ride, mount, sit on
backing (n.) backing up, being in support
bacon (n.) porker, fat one; also: rustic
bacon-fed (adj.) [= fed on bacon] rustic, peasant, hillbilly
baffle (v.) 1 [of a knight] publicly disgrace, treat with infamy
bagpipe (n.) windbag, verbose speaker
bald (adj.) 1 trivial, foolish, witless
balk (v.) 3 fall on ridges between furrows; pile up in mounds
band (n.) 1 bond, obligation, tie
bank (n.) 1 coast, shore
bare (adj.) 3 worthless, wretched; or: barefaced, shameless
bare (adj.) 3 worthless, wretched; or: barefaced, shameless
bare (adj.) 4 gaunt, lean, needy
bare-bone (n.) skinny person, fleshless one
bareness (n.) gauntness, leanness, thin condition
base (adj.) 1 dishonourable, low, unworthy
base (adj.) 1 dishonourable, low, unworthy
base (adj.) 1 dishonourable, low, unworthy
base (adj.) 1 dishonourable, low, unworthy
base (adj.) 1 dishonourable, low, unworthy
base (adj.) 3 poor, wretched, of low quality
basely (adv.) dishonourably, shamefully, ignominiously
basilisk (n.) 2 type of large cannon
bastard (n.) 3 variety of sweet Spanish wine
bastard (n.) 3 variety of sweet Spanish wine
bastinado cudgelling, beating with a stick [esp. on the soles of the feet]
bate (v.) 5 lose weight, diminish in size
bate (v.) 6 [falconry] beat the wings, flutter
battle (n.) 1 army, fighting force, battalion
bavin (adj.) [made of] firewood, kindling wood
bawd (n.) pimp, procurer, pander, go-between
bawdy-house (n.) brothel
bawdy-house (n.) brothel
bawdy-house (n.) brothel
bear (v.), past forms bore, borne 7 keep, present, show
beard (v.) defy, affront, oppose openly
become (v.) 1 be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
become (v.) 2 grace, honour, dignify
bed-presser (n.) sluggard, lazy fellow
before (adv.) 1 ahead, in advance
beguile (v.) 1 cheat, deceive, trick
beguile (v.) 1 cheat, deceive, trick
behalf (n.), especially: in behalf (of) 2 name, right, title
beldam, beldame (n.) 1 grandmother, aged matron
belie (v.) 1 slander, tell lies about
bend (v.) 2 turn, direct one's steps, proceed
beslubber (v.) besmear, bedaub, spread thickly
bespeak (v.), past forms bespake, bespoke 1 ask for, order, request
bestride (v.) 1 stand over, protect, safeguard
betimes (adv.) 1 early in the morning, at an early hour
bide (v.) 2 face, await, undergo
big (adv.) 1 threateningly, violently, menacingly
bird (n.) 1 young bird, fledgeling, nestling
blood (n.) 4 spirit, vigour, mettle
blood (n.) 4 spirit, vigour, mettle
blood (n.) 6 blood relationship, kinship
blood (n.) 6 blood relationship, kinship
blown (adj.) 3 swollen, inflated with pride
blue-cap (n.) [contemptous] one who wears a blue bonnet; Scotsman
blushing (adj.) 2 modest, self-effacing, unassuming
bold (adj.) 1 confident, certain, sure
bolter (n.) sifting-cloth, sieve, strainer
bolting-hutch (n.) sifting-bin [used in filtering flour from bran]
bombard, bumbard (n.) large leather wine-jug
bombast, bumbast (n.) wool padding, stuffing; also: high-flown language, empty words
book (n.) 2 deed, charter, set of indentures
book (n.) 2 deed, charter, set of indentures
book (n.) 3 Bible, prayer-book
boot (n.) 4 booty, plunder, spoils
boot, to in addition, as well
bootless (adj.) useless, worthless, fruitless, unavailing
bootless (adv.) fruitlessly, uselessly, unsuccessfully, in vain
bots (n.) stomach worm affecting horses
bottom (n.) 2 total extent, basis, foundation
bottom (n.) 5 valley, hollow, dell
bound (n.) 1 limit, boundary, confine, barrier
boy (n.) 3 child
brach (n.) hound [which hunts by scent], bitch
brave (adj.) 1 fine, excellent, splendid, impressive
brave (adj.) 1 fine, excellent, splendid, impressive
brave (adj.) 1 fine, excellent, splendid, impressive
brave (adj.) 2 noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.) 2 noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.) 2 noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.) 2 noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.) 2 noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.) 3 audacious, daring, bold
break (v.) 5 reveal, disclose, impart
break (v.) 8 crack, split, beat
break (v.) 10 wring, twist, squeeze
break (v.) 14 wear out, exhaust
breathe (v.) 1 speak, utter, talk
breathe (v.) 2 catch breath, pause, rest
breathe (v.) 2 catch breath, pause, rest
brief (n.) 3 letter, dispatch, message
bring in (v.) 2 tavern call for food and drink
bringing up (n.) upbringing, breeding
brisk (adv.) sprucely, smartly, finely dressed
broached (adj.) newly begun, freshly started
broil (n.) 1 turmoil, confused fighting, battle
broil (n.) 1 turmoil, confused fighting, battle
brook (v.) 1 endure, tolerate, put up with
brook (v.) 1 endure, tolerate, put up with
brook (v.) 1 endure, tolerate, put up with
brook (v.) 2 allow, permit, bear
brow (n.) 1 appearance, aspect, countenance
brow (n.) 1 appearance, aspect, countenance
brow (n.) 3 eyebrow
brow (n.) 4 forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]
buckler (n.) small round shield
buckram, buckrom (n./adj.) 1 rough cloth, coarse linen
buckram, buckrom (n./adj.) 1 rough cloth, coarse linen
budge, bodge (v.) 1 flinch, shrink, move away
buff jerkin close-fitting jacket made of buff worn by constables and soldiers
buffet (n.) blow, stroke, knock
burgomaster (n.) borough-master, town official
business (n.) 1 deed, action, affair, task
busky (adj.) bosky, bushy, shrub-covered
buy out (v.) 2 get rid of, cancel by making a payment
by and by (adv.) 2 shortly, soon, before long
by-drinking (n.) drinking between meals
by-room (n.) side-room, private room
caddis-garter (adj.) garter made of coloured worsted yarns
caliver (n.) type of lightweight musket
call on / upon (v.) 2 make a call on, claim repayment of
candy (adj.) sugary, syrupy, honeyed
canker (n./adj.) 2 cancer, ulcer, blight, corruption
canker (n./adj.) 2 cancer, ulcer, blight, corruption
cankered (adj.) 2 corrupted, rotten to the core
canstick (n.) candlestick
cantle (n.) segment, corner, slice
cap and knee (n.) cap in hand and bended knee [in order to be deferential]
capital (adj.) 1 main, chief, principal
capitulate (v.) 2 sign articles of agreement
capon (n.) 1 chicken, castrated cockerel [bred for eating]
carbonado, carbinado (n.) grilled piece of meat
card (v.) mix, mingle, adulterate
carriage (n.) 1 bearing, demeanour, manner of behaviour
case (n.) 6 suit, overall, outer garment
case (v.) 3 put on a mask, cover up
cast (n.) 1 throw [of a dice], stroke
cates (n.) 1 (plural) delicacies, choice foodstuffs
cavil (v.) dispute over details, raise pointless objections
cess (n.) 2 estimation, reckoning, evaluation
chamber-lye (n.) urine
change (v.) 1 exchange, trade
changeling (n./adj.) 4 waverer, turncoat, fickle thing
chaps, chops (n.) 3 [jocular] fat cheeks
charge (n.) 1 command, order, injunction, instruction
charge (n.) 2 company, command
charge (n.) 2 company, command
charge (n.) 2 company, command
charge (n.) 2 company, command
charge (n.) 2 company, command
charge (n.) 2 company, command
charge (n.) 4 commission, responsibility, official duty
charge (n.) 7 expense, cost, outlay
charge (n.) 7 expense, cost, outlay
charge (n.) 8 money entrusted, valuables
charge (n.) 8 money entrusted, valuables
cheerly (adv.) 2 [cry of encouragement] heartily, with a will
cherish (v.) 3 entertain kindly, look after well
chewet (n.) jackdaw, chatterer
chide (v.), past form chid 2 contend with, beat against
chimney (n.) fireplace, hearth
chivalry (n.) 3 knighthood, knightly qualities
choler (n.) anger, rage, wrath
choler (n.) anger, rage, wrath
christen (adj.) Christian
christen (adj.) Christian
chuff (n.) miser, skinflint; or: churl, clown
churlish (adj.) 3 stiff, hard, unyielding
cital (n.) account, report, mention
clap to (v.) shut tight, slam shut
cleanly (adj.) 2 deft, skilful, clever
clerk (n.) 2 cleric, clergyman
clip in (v.) bound, surround, encompass
clip-winged (adj.) with wings clipped
cloak-bag (n.) bag for carrying clothes [such as a cloak], portmanteau
close (adj.) 5 secretive, tight-lipped, uncommunicative
close (adv.) 1 closely, staying near
close (adv.) 1 closely, staying near
close (adv.) 1 closely, staying near
close (adv.) 1 closely, staying near
close (adv.) 6 safely, secretly, out of sight
close (n.) 2 engagement, encounter, confrontation
cloudy (adj.) 1 sullen, gloomy, scowling
coat (n.) 1 coat-of-arms
coat (n.) 1 coat-of-arms
coat (n.) 2 coat-of-mail, surcoat
coat (n.) 2 coat-of-mail, surcoat
cock-sure (adv.) with complete security, with total confidence
coinage (n.) 2 means of making money
cold (adj.) 3 empty, bare, lacking life
colour (n.) 3 semblance, outward appearance, character
colour (v.) 1 disguise, conceal, cloak
colours (n.) 3 emblems, badges
colt (v.) 1 trick, dupe, fool
come away (v.) come here, come on
comfit-maker (n.) confectioner, maker of sweetmeats
commend (v.) 4 praise, admire, extol
commodity (n.) 1 supply, quantity, stock, consignment
common-hackneyed (adj.) made commonplace by habitual exposure, cheapened
commonweal, commonwealth (n.) state, nation, community, body politic
community (n.) commonness, familiarity, everyday acquaintance
company (n.) 1 group of people, party, band
company (n.) 1 group of people, party, band
comparative (adj.) 2 good at making comparisons; insulting, abusive
comparative (n.) comparison-maker, insult-dealer; or: rival
compass (n.) 6 regularity, proportion, measure
compass (n.) 7 moderation, bounds, due limits
compound (n.) 2 lump, composition, mass
concealment (n.) 2 secret arts, esoteric knowledge, mystery
condition (n.) 1 disposition, temper, mood, character
conduct (n.) 4 care, protection
confederacy (n.) 1 alliance, conspiracy, plot, united opposition
confound (v.) 9 spend, take up, consume
confute (v.) 2 disprove, contradict, rebut
conjunction (n.) 2 united forces, joint association
conjure (v.) 2 call up, bring out, produce
contagious (adj.) 1 pestilential, harmful, noxious
content (adj.) 1 agreeable, willing, ready
content (adj.) 1 agreeable, willing, ready
content (adj.) 1 agreeable, willing, ready
content (adj.) 1 agreeable, willing, ready
content (adj.) 1 agreeable, willing, ready
content (adj.) 1 agreeable, willing, ready
content (v.) 1 please, gratify, delight, satisfy
contention (n.) quarrel, dispute, strife
continent (n.) 5 bank, embankment, course
contrarious (adj.) 2 adverse, unfavourable, hostile
contrary (adv.) 2 in a very different direction
Corinthian (n.) true drinking companion
corpulent (adj.) well-made, full-bodied
corrival, co-rival (n.) 1 equal, match, compeer
corrival, co-rival (n.) 2 ally, associate, partner
couching (adj.) [heraldry] lying down, crouching
counsel (n.) 8 private reflection, self-communing
countenance (n.) 1 demeanour, bearing, manner
countenance (n.) 2 expression, look, face
countenance (n.) 5 position, standing, authority
countenance (n.) 6 favour, patronage, approval
countenance (n.) 6 favour, patronage, approval
counterfeit (n.) 1 false imitation, spurious image
counterfeit (n.) 1 false imitation, spurious image
counterfeit (n.) 1 false imitation, spurious image
counterfeit (n.) 2 impostor, pretender, sham
counterfeit (v.) 1 copy, imitate, simulate
counterfeit (v.) 1 copy, imitate, simulate
counterfeit (v.) 2 pretend, feign, make believe
counterfeit (v.) 2 pretend, feign, make believe
counterpoise (n.) counterbalance, of equivalent weight
course (n.) 1 course of action, way of proceeding
course (n.) 1 course of action, way of proceeding
course (n.) 1 course of action, way of proceeding
cozen (v.) cheat, dupe, trick, deceive
cozener (n.) cheat, deceiver, fraud
cracked (adj.) 2 broken, crushed, fractured
cracked (adj.) 3 [of coins] flawed, damaged, blemished
crank (v.) wind, twist, zigzag
cresset (n.) beacon, blazing torch, fire-basket
crest (n.) 1 [originally the plume of feathers on a] helmet, head-piece
crest (n.) 1 [originally the plume of feathers on a] helmet, head-piece
crest (n.) 2 [on an animal head or neck] ridge of feathers, ridge of hairs; hackles
crisp (adj.) 2 rippling, undulating, curling with waves
crop (v.) 1 cut down, remove, hack off
cross (v.) 4 cross the path of, intercept, encounter
crossing (n.) thwarting, opposing, challenging, contradiction
crown (n.) 2 head
crown (v.) 2 enthrone, give absolute power to
cuckold (n.) [mocking name] man with an unfaithful wife
culverin (n.) type of small cannon
cunning (adj.) 1 knowledgeable, skilful, clever
cunning (adj.) 2 skilfully made, ingenious
current (adj.) 2 accepted, genuine, taken at face value
current (adj.) 3 valid, correct, true
current (n.) 1 eddy, movement, flow
current (n.) 3 circulation, currency
curst (adj.) 1 bad-tempered, quarrelsome, shrewish, cross
cush, cuish, cuisse (n.) armoured thigh-piece
cut (n.) 3 work-horse, nag
daff aside (v.) throw off, thrust aside
dally (v.) 2 trifle, behave mockingly
dangerous (adj.) threatening, severe, menacing
dank (adj.) damp
dare (n.) daring, boldness, risk
daub (v.) 1 bedaub, smear, defile
day (n.) 1 day of battle, contest
day (n.) 1 day of battle, contest
day, by the in the morning, of the clock
deal (n.) amount, quantity
deal (v.) 1 proceed, behave, conduct oneself
dear (adj.) 1 dire, grievous, hard
dear (adj.) 2 important, major, significant
dear (adj.) 2 important, major, significant
dear (adj.) 6 heartfelt, earnest, zealous
dear (adj.) 6 heartfelt, earnest, zealous
dear (adj.) 7 noble, honourable, worthy
dear (adj.) 7 noble, honourable, worthy
deceive (v.) 1 delude, mislead, take in
deep (adj.) 1 solemn, weighty, important
deep (adj.) 4 profound, esoteric, occult
defend (v.) forbid, prohibit
defy (v.) 1 reject, despise, disdain, renounce
defy (v.) 2 distrust, suspect, doubt
deliver (v.) 1 report [to], communicate [to], tell, describe
deliver (v.) 4 hand over, convey, commit to the keeping [of someone]
denier (n.) tenth of a penny [trivial sum, paltry amount]
deny (v.) 6 refuse admittance to, keep out
deputation (n.) 1 delegation, appointment as deputy
deputation (n.) 1 delegation, appointment as deputy
detraction (n.) slander, calumny, defamation, disparagement
devised (adj.) invented, fabricated, maliciously made-up
dial (n.) watch, timepiece, pocket sundial
diet (n.) 1 board, daily need
dignity (n.) 2 official position, high office, rule
directly (adv.) 1 immediately, at once
discomfit (v.) 1 defeat, overthrow, beat
discomfit (v.) 1 defeat, overthrow, beat
discontent (n.) 1 discontented person, malcontent, agitator
discontent (n.) 2 discontented mind, dissatisfied soul
disdained (adj.) disdainful, scornful, supercilious
dislike (n.) 2 discord, disagreement, dissension
dispraise (v.) disparage, belittle, denigrate
disputation (n.) dialogue, discourse, conversation
distemperature (n.) 2 disordered condition, inclement state [of weather]
distemperature (n.) 2 disordered condition, inclement state [of weather]
ditty (n.) 1 song
divers (adj.) different, various, several
division (n.) 2 [music] variation, modulation
dole, happy man be his destiny, fate, lot
doom (n.) 1 judgement, sentence, decision
doomsday (n.) death-day, day of judgement
door (n.) quarter, direction
double-man (n.) apparition, wraith, spectre
doubt (v.) 1 fear, be afraid [for], feel anxious [for]
doubtless (adj.) 1 certain, sure, free from doubt
dowlas (n.) cheap coarse linen [from Doulas, Brittany]
down-trod (adj.) down-trodden, crushed, oppressed
draff (n.) pig-swill, refuse, garbage
draw (v.) 1 bring together, draw in, gather
draw (v.) 1 bring together, draw in, gather
draw (v.) 3 draw up, draft, frame
draw (v.) 3 draw up, draft, frame
draw (v.) 3 draw up, draft, frame
draw (v.) 3 draw up, draft, frame
draw (v.) 3 draw up, draft, frame
drawer (n.) one who draws drink from a cask, tapster, barman
drawer (n.) one who draws drink from a cask, tapster, barman
drawn (adj.) 2 [unclear meaning] drawn from cover, hunted; disembowelled; dragged along
dread (adj.) 2 frightening, terrifying, fearful
drive, let shoot, strike at, aim blows at
drive, let shoot, strike at, aim blows at
dropsy (n.) type of disease in which the body retains watery fluids
dull (adj.) 1 dead, lifeless, sluggish, inactive
durance (n.) 2 durability, lasting nature; also: type of strong durable cloth
duty (n.) 3 fitting praise, due respect, proper regard
Ebrew (adj.) Hebrew
ecce... behold the evidence
elf-skin (n.) shrunken thing, mere nothing
ell (n.) measure of length [45 inches / c.114 cm in England]
embossed (adj.) 3 swollen, bulging, protuberant
embowel (v.) disembowel
embowel (v.) disembowel
enfeoff (v.) surrender, abandon, give up completely
engage (v.) 1 pledge, give the guarantee of
engage (v.) 1 pledge, give the guarantee of
engage (v.) 4 hold as a hostage
engage (v.) 4 hold as a hostage
engross up (v.) amass, accumulate, collect together
enlargement (n.) 1 release, liberation, freeing
envy (n.) 1 malice, ill-will, enmity
envy (n.) 1 malice, ill-will, enmity
equity (n.) 1 justice, impartiality, fairness
eruption (n.) 1 disturbance, outbreak of calamity, turbulence
estimation (n.) 4 guess, conjecture, speculation
even, e'en (adv.) 2 just [now]
even, e'en (adv.) 3 carefully, steadily, circumspectly
evenly (adv.) 1 directly, in a straight line
exceeding (adv.) exceedingly, extremely, very
execute (v.) 1 carry out, fulfil, perform
exhalation (n.) 2 fiery emanation, flaming body
exhaled (adj.) dragged from a proper course; also: drawn up as a vapour
expedience (n.) 2 rapid departure, hasty expedition, urgent enterprise
experiment (n.) investigation, inquiry, exploration
extempore (adj./adv.) 1 without preparation, improvised, for the occasion
extempore (adj./adv.) 2 spontaneously, involuntarily, without thinking
extenuation (n.) excuse, mitigation, remission
eye (n.) 2 look, glance, gaze
face (n.) 1 appearance, outward show, look
face (v.) 4 cover over, put a false face on
faction (n.) 1 party, group, set [of people]
factor (n.) agent, representative, broker
fair (adv.) 5 well, nobly, beautifully
fair (adv.) 6 successfully, promisingly, favourably
faith (n.) 4 reliability, dependability, trustworthiness
false (adj.) 2 disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful
false (adj.) 2 disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful
false (adj.) 4 wrong, mistaken
false (adv.) 3 wrongly, erroneously, in error
fare (v.) 1 get on, manage, do, cope
fare ... well
fashion (v.) 3 arrange, contrive, manage
fat (adj.) 1 hefty, substantial, full-bodied
fat (adj.) 4 stuffy, fusty, close
fat-witted (adj.) thick-witted, slow, dull
favour (n.) 1 [facial] appearance, countenance, features, looks
favour (n.) 6 token worn as a mark of identity or friendship
fazed (adj.) frayed, unravelled, tattered
fear (n.) 3 object of dread, thing to be feared
fear (v.) 2 fear for, worry about, be anxious about
fearful (adj.) 1 timid, timorous, frightened, full of fear
fern-seed (n.) seed from the fern [thought to confer invisibility]
fern-seed (n.) seed from the fern [thought to confer invisibility]
field (n.) 1 field of battle, battleground, field of combat
field (n.) 1 field of battle, battleground, field of combat
field (n.) 1 field of battle, battleground, field of combat
field (n.) 1 field of battle, battleground, field of combat
field (n.) 1 field of battle, battleground, field of combat
field (n.) 1 field of battle, battleground, field of combat
field (n.) 1 field of battle, battleground, field of combat
figure (n.) 2 figure of speech, device, piece of rhetoric
fill up (v.) 2 swell, increase, make full
fine (adj.) 5 refined, sophisticated, cultivated
flesh (v.) 1 [of a sword] use for the first time in battle
flock (n.) tuft of wool
floweret (n.) small flower
foil (n.) 3 setting, background which sets something off to advantage [as dull metal sets off a gem]
foolish (adj.) 2 roguish, lewd; or: ridiculous
foot (n.) 1 foot-soldiers, infantry
foot (n.) 1 foot-soldiers, infantry
foot (n.) 4 moving the feet, running away, flight
footing (n.) 1 support, surface, foundation, foothold
foot-landraker (n.) roaming footpad, highwayman who travels on foot
force, of necessarily, of necessity, whether one will or not
forethink (v.) anticipate, foresee, predict
form (n.) 10 substance, essence, true meaning
forsooth (adv.) in truth, certainly, truly, indeed
forsooth (adv.) in truth, certainly, truly, indeed
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 2 abandon, renounce, reject, give up
forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forswore 2 abandon, renounce, reject, give up
forward (adj.) 2 prepared, at an advanced stage of readiness
foul (adj.) 4 dirty, miry, muddy
franklin (n.) landowner ranking below the gentry, rich freeholder, yeoman
fret (v.) 3 chafe, be vexed, worry
frighted (adj.) frightened, terrified, scared
frighted (adj.) frightened, terrified, scared
front (v.) 1 confront, face, meet
front of heaven sky
frontier (n.) 1 confrontation, defiance, challenge
frontier (n.) 2 fortified outwork, barrier against attack
fub (v.) fob off, cheat, rob
full (adv.) 2 very, exceedingly, extremely
furnish (v.) 3 dress, clothe, equip, fit out
furnished (adj.) equipped, fitted out, outfitted
furniture (n.) 4 equipment, matériel
gage (v.) 1 pledge, contract, stake
gall (v.) 1 vex, annoy, irritate
gallant (n.) 1 fine gentleman, man of fashion
geld (v.), past forms gelded, gelt 2 deprive, strip, dispossess
general (adj.) 1 common, of everyone, public
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.) 4 peaceful, calm, free from violence
gentleman of a company non-ranking volunteer with a status higher than that of a private
gib (adj.) castrated
gibing (adj.) scoffing, taunting, jeering
gild (v.), past forms gilt, gilded 2 bring colour to, brighten, illuminate
girdle (n.) 2 belt
give over (v.) 1 desert, leave, abandon
go (v.) 1 walk, travel on foot
golden (adj.) resplendent, dazzling, richly dressed
good (adj.) 10 rich, wealthy, substantial
good (adv.) [intensifying use] really, genuinely
gorbellied (adj.) pot-bellied, fat-paunched
government (n.) 1 control, charge, management
government (n.) 2 self-control, self-discipline, moral conduct
government (n.) 2 self-control, self-discipline, moral conduct
grace (n.) 1 honour, favour, recognition, respect
grace (n.) 1 honour, favour, recognition, respect
grace (n.) 6 pardon, clemency
grandjuror (n.) person who has served on a grand jury
gravity (n.) 2 old age, the aged, the elderly
grey (adj.) 1 aged, senescent, very old
grief (n.) 1 grievance, complaint, hurt, injury
grief (n.) 1 grievance, complaint, hurt, injury
grief (n.) 2 pain, torment, distress
grief (n.) 2 pain, torment, distress
grievous (adv.) very, extremely
griffin (n.) fabulous beast, part lion part eagle
gripe (v.) clutch, grasp, seize
gross (adj.) 2 large, big, huge
gross (adj.) 5 heavy, weighty, bulky
ground (n.) 4 face of the earth, globe
ground (n.) 8 bottom [as of the sea]
ground (n.) 9 background, surface, setting
gull (n.) 3 unfledged bird
gurnet (n.) type of fish with a disproportionately large head [thus used as an insult]
gyve (n.) 1 (plural) fetters, shackles
habit (n.) 1 dress, clothing, costume
hair (n.) 1 character, nature, kind
half-faced (adj.) 3 imperfect, incomplete, defective
half-sword, at at the length of a small-sized sword, at close quarters
halter (n.) 1 rope with a noose [for hanging]
halter (n.) 1 rope with a noose [for hanging]
happy (adj.) 2 opportune, appropriate, propitious, favourable
hard (adj.) 1 strong, tough, powerful
hard (adv.) 1 close, near
hard (adv.) 3 badly, poorly, ill
hardiment (n.) display of valour, daring deed
harlotry (adj.) trashy, tawdry, third-rate
harlotry (n.) 2 [affectionate] little wretch, baggage
harness (n.) 2 armed men, men-at-arms, armament
harvest-home (n.) 1 close of the harvesting season
hazard (n.) 2 [gambling] chance, fortune; throw [of dice]
head (n.) 1 fighting force, army, body of troops
head (n.) 1 fighting force, army, body of troops
head (n.) 1 fighting force, army, body of troops
head (n.) 1 fighting force, army, body of troops
head (n.) 1 fighting force, army, body of troops
head (n.) 1 fighting force, army, body of troops
head (n.) 1 fighting force, army, body of troops
head (n.) 1 fighting force, army, body of troops
head (n.) 7 surface, surge, swell
heady (adj.) 1 violent, weighty, raging
hearken for (v.) 1 look forward to, lie in wait for
heart, out of in poor condition, lacking in strength; also: lacking inclination
heavy (adj.) 1 sorrowful, sad, gloomy
heavy (adj.) 2 grave, serious, weighty
heavy (adj.) 2 grave, serious, weighty
heavy (adj.) 3 pressing, weighty, overpowering
heinously (adv.) atrociously, shockingly, dreadfully
hem (int.) 1 [drinking call] make a noise like ‘ahem’; clear the throat
hest (n.) command, behest, order
hie (v.) hasten, hurry, speed
highly (adv.) 3 in high style, in an elevated manner
hind (n.) 1 boor, fellow, rustic, peasant
hitherto (adv.) 1 to this point, up to here
hogshead (n.) large cask, barrel [of wine]
hold (v.) 1 keep, maintain, observe
hold (v.) 1 keep, maintain, observe
hold (v.) 1 keep, maintain, observe
hold (v.) 5 apply, be apt, remain valid
hold in (v.) keep silence, keep one's mouth shut
holiday (adj.) refined, select, genteel
holla, holloa (v.) halloo, shout, call out [to]
holland (n.) fine linen fabric
home (adv.) 1 fully, thoroughly, unsparingly
hook (n.) 2 pike, bill-hook
horrible (adv.) extremely, exceedingly, terribly
horse (n.) cavalry, horse soldiers
horse (n.) cavalry, horse soldiers
hot (adj.) 4 active, vigorous
hot (adj.) 6 feverish, heated, burning
house (n.) 1 inn, tavern
house (n.) 1 inn, tavern
house (n.) 3 ancestry, lineage, family
hue and cry (n.) general pursuit [of a felon]
humour (n.) 1 mood, disposition, frame of mind, temperament [as determined by bodily fluids]
humour (n.) 1 mood, disposition, frame of mind, temperament [as determined by bodily fluids]
humour (n.) 2 fancy, whim, inclination, caprice
humour (n.) 2 fancy, whim, inclination, caprice
humour (n.) 5 secretion, fluid, juice
hurly-burly (adj.) hectic, turbulent, stormy
ignis... fool's fire
ill-sheathed (adj.) badly sheathed
ill-spirited (adj.) evil-hearted, wickedly minded
ill-weaved (adj.) poorly woven
image (n.) 2 effigy, statue, sculpture
immask (v.) hide, disguise, cover [as with a mask]
impaint (v.) depict, portray, paint a picture of
impawn (v.) 1 pledge as security, put in pawn, commit
impeach (v.) 2 discredit, disparage, call into question
impress (v.) 1 conscript, enlist, force into service
incomprehensible (adj.) boundless, infinite, beyond comprehension
indent (n.) indentation, gouge, recess
indent (v.) 2 bargain, covenant, make an agreement
indenture (n.) 1 (plural) [legal] joint agreement, articles of agreement
indenture (n.) 1 (plural) [legal] joint agreement, articles of agreement
indenture (n.) 1 (plural) [legal] joint agreement, articles of agreement
indenture (n.) 2 contract, agreement
indirectly (adv.) 2 inattentively, distractedly, away from the point
induction (n.) opening scene [of a play], initial step, preparation
industrious (adj.) 1 devoted, zealous, attentive
ingrate (adj.) ungrateful, unthankful, unappreciative
injury (n.) 1 grievance, wrong, complaint
innocency (n.) innocence
innovation (n.) 1 revolution, disturbance, commotion
inordinate (adj.) immoderate, intemperate, excessive
insensible (adj.) incapable of being perceived by the senses
instant (adj.) 1 immediate, direct
instantly (adv.) at once, simultaneously, in a moment
insulting (adj.) scornfully boasting, contemptuously exulting
intelligence (n.) 1 information, news, communication
intelligence (n.) 2 spying, espionage, secretly obtained information
intemperance (n.) wild behaviour, lack of restraint
intemperature (n.) intemperance, licentiousness
intend (v.) 6 plan to go, direct one's course
intent (n.) intention, purpose, aim
interchangeably (adv.) in turn, in exchange, reciprocally
interest (n.) 1 valid claim [on], rights of possession [to]
intestine (adj.) internal, civil, domestic
intolerable (adj.) excessive, exorbitant, exceedingly great
irregular (adj.) lawless, disorderly, unruly
issue (n.) 2 outcome, result, consequence(s)
issue (n.) 2 outcome, result, consequence(s)
iteration (n.) 2 ability to quote scripture
jack (n.) 1 jacket, tunic, coat [usually of quilted leather]
Jack (n.) 1 Jack-in-office, ill-mannered fellow, lout, knave
Jack (n.) 1 Jack-in-office, ill-mannered fellow, lout, knave
Jack (n.) 1 Jack-in-office, ill-mannered fellow, lout, knave
Jack (n.) 1 Jack-in-office, ill-mannered fellow, lout, knave
jade (n.) 1 worn-out horse, hack, worthless nag
jade (n.) 1 worn-out horse, hack, worthless nag
jerkin (n.) male upper garment, close-fitting jacket [often made of leather]
join (v.) 1 encounter, come together, meet in conflict
joint (n.) limb, body part
jordan (n.) chamber-pot
journey-bated (adj.) weakened by travel, tired-out
joy (v.) 1 feel joy, be happy, rejoice
jump (v.) 1 agree, coincide, tally
jure (v.) make a juror of
justling (adj.) jostling, clashing, chaotic
keep (v.) 1 lodge, live, dwell
kind (n.) 2 manner, way, state
kine (n.) cattle, cows
knave (n.) 1 scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knave (n.) 1 scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knave (n.) 1 scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knotty-pated (adj.) block-headed, dull-witted
lady (adj.) lady-like, effeminately delicate, aristocratic
lady (n.) aristocrat, noble
lard (v.) 6 drip fat on, enrich with fat
lath (n.) 1 thin wood
lay (v.) 4 set up, arrange, devise
lay by (v.) 2 [highwaymen] stand and deliver; put down your weapons
lay out (v.) expend, spend, use up
leading (n.) leadership, command, generalship
leak (v.) urinate, piss
leaping-house (n.) brothel, whorehouse
leash (n.) [hunting] set of three, trio
leathern-jerkin (adj.) wearing a leather jacket
leg (n.) 1 bending of a knee, genuflection, obeisance
lewd (adj.) 1 improper, unseemly
lewdly (adv.) 1 wickedly, evilly, mischievously
liberty (n.) 1 unrestrained act, improper licence, reckless freedom
lief, had as should like just as much
liegeman (n.) vassal, subject, follower
light (v.) 2 dismount, descend, alight
like (adj.) 1 same, similar, alike, equal
like (adj.) 1 same, similar, alike, equal
like (adv.) 1 likely, probable / probably
like (adv.) 1 likely, probable / probably
like (adv.) 1 likely, probable / probably
like (adv.) 1 likely, probable / probably
like (v.) 1 please, suit
like, the the same
likelihood (n.) 1 future, promise, potential
likelihood (n.) 3 likely outcome, probability
liking (n.) 3 bodily shape, good condition
lime (n.) 2 lime-juice [added to wine to improve its sparkle]
limit (n.) 2 permitted extent, bounds [of allegiance]
limit (n.) 3 delimited territory, precinct, bounded region
limit (n.) 6 duty, assignment, responsibility
line (n.) 1 degree, rank, station
line (n.) 1 degree, rank, station
line (v.) 1 strengthen, support, fortify
link (n.) 1 light, lamp, flare
liquor (v.) 2 lubricate, make drunk
list (n.) 3 boundary, limit, confines
live (v.) 1 be active, live on, make a home
liver (n.) 1 part of the body thought to be at the seat of the passions [especially sexual desire]
loach (n.) type of small fish
loggerhead (n.) blockhead, numbskull, dolt
long-staff (n.) long cudgel, quarterstaff
loop (n.) 1 loop-hole, opening, avenue
lugged (adj.) [of bears] baited
lusty (adj.) 1 vigorous, strong, robust, eager
mad (adj.) 1 wild, uncontrollable, excitable, high-spirited
madcap (adj.) reckless, impulsive, wildly behaved
maidenhead (n.) 2 opening stage, first step
mailed (adj.) mail-clad, armoured
main (n.) 7 [gambling] stake, bet, throw
mainly (adv.) 1 greatly, very much, mightily
major (n.) major premiss, proposition
majority (n.) pre-eminence, superiority, supremacy
make (v.) 10 bring the total to
make up (v.) 1 advance to the front, move forward, press on
make up (v.) 1 advance to the front, move forward, press on
maltworm, malt-worm (n.) drinker [of malt-liquor], drunkard, inebriate
mammet (n.) doll, puppet
manage (n.) 1 management, handling, control [especially of a horse, as a result of training]
manner (n.) 7 [legal] thing stolen, stolen goods
mark (n.) 8
mark (n.) 8
mark (n.) 8
mark (n.) 9
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]
mark (v.) 1 note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
mark (v.) 1 note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
mark (v.) 2 destine, brand, designate
match (n.) 7 robbery, operation, enterprise
mean (n.) 1 means, way, method
medicine (n.) 3 love potion
meet (adj.) 1 fit, suitable, right, proper
memento... reminder of death
mend (v.) 1 amend, improve, make better, put right
mend (v.) 1 amend, improve, make better, put right
mere (adj.) 1 complete, total, absolute, utter
mere (adj.) 1 complete, total, absolute, utter
merit (n.) 3 good works [yielding reward from God]
methinks(t), methought(s) (v.) it seems /seemed to me
methinks(t), methought(s) (v.) it seems /seemed to me
methinks(t), methought(s) (v.) it seems /seemed to me
metre (adj.) metrical, doggerel
mettle, mettell (n.) 2 spirit, vigour, zest
mettle, mettell (n.) 2 spirit, vigour, zest
micher (n.) truant, absentee, malingerer
mincing (adj.) affected, pretentious, daintily moving
minion (n.) 1 darling, favourite, select one
minion (n.) 1 darling, favourite, select one
misprision (n.) 1 mistake, error, misunderstanding, misconception
mistreading (n.) misdeed, transgression, faulty step
mo, moe (adj.) more [in number]
moiety (n.) 1 share, portion, part
moldwarp (n.) mole [animal]
moody (adj.) 1 angry, wrathful, rancorous, sullen
moody (adj.) 1 angry, wrathful, rancorous, sullen
more (adj.) 1 greater
more and less 1 men of high and low rank
morrow (n.) morning
morrow (n.) morning
morrow (n.) morning
morrow (n.) morning
morrow (n.) morning
mortal (adj.) 2 human, subject to death, characterized by mortality
motion (n.) 9 expression, grimace; or: agitation, emotion
moulten (adj.) having moulted
muddy (adj.) 3 dull-witted, muddle-headed
mustachio (adj.) moustached, bewhiskered
mutual (adj.) 3 well-matched, complementary
name (n.) 5 kingly title, dignified rank
napkin (n.) 2 square piece of cloth
naughty (adj.) 1 wicked, evil, vile
neat (n.) ox, cow, cattle
neck of, in the (prep.) immediately afterwards
neglectingly (adv.) neglectfully, negligently, carelessly
nether (adj.) 1 lower, bottom
nether-stock (n.) stocking for the lower leg
new (adv.) 1 newly, freshly, recently, just
new-fallen (adj.) newly become due, recently acquired
next (adj.) nearest, shortest, most direct
nice (adj.) 3 critical, delicate, uncertain
night (n.) 1 evening
nonce, for the for that purpose, for the occasion
noted (adj.) 1 recognizable, well-known, familiar
not-pated (adj.) crop-headed, short-haired
ob (n.) obolus, halfpenny
offering (adj.) challenging, taking the offensive
office (n.) 1 task, service, duty, responsibility
office (n.) 2 role, position, place, function
officer (n.) 1 constable
oft (adv.) often
oft (adv.) often
oft (adv.) often
oft (adv.) often
oft (adv.) often
oft, many a time and very often, with great frequency
oftentimes (adv.) often, frequently, on many occasions
on (adv.) [go] onward, forward
once, at (adv.) all together, jointly, collectively
onyer, oneyer (n.) [unclear meaning] officer with financial responsibility
opinion (n.) 2 reputation, character, honour
opinion (n.) 2 reputation, character, honour
opinion (n.) 5 arrogance, self-conceit, hubris
opposed (adj.) 1 opposite, facing
opposed (adj.) 3 hostile, of conflicting forces
orb (n.) 2 sphere, orbit, circle
order (n.) 3 agreement, arrangement, entente
ornament (n.) 1 special quality, distinction
out of (prep.) 2 free from
outdare (v.) 1 overcome by daring, outbrave
over-walk (v.) walk over, cross by walking
owe (v.) 1 own, possess, have
O-yea (n.) [unclear meaning] public crier [who shouts Oyez, ‘Hear ye’]
pack (v.) 5 load up, load with goods
pagan (adj.) unbelieving, faithless, doubting
palisado (n.) palisade, defensive position using pointed stakes
paraquito (n.) parakeet, parrot
parcel (n.) 1 part, piece, portion, bit
parcel (n.) 1 part, piece, portion, bit
parle, parley (n.) 1 negotiation, meeting [between enemies under a truce, to discuss terms]
parle, parley (n.) 3 talk, conversation, discourse
parmacity (n.) spermaceti [medicinal substance from the sperm-whale]
participation (n.) association, companionship, fellowship
party (n.) 4 participant, accessory, supporter
passage (n.) 1 incident, occurrence, event, happening
passion (n.) 1 powerful feeling, overpowering emotion [often opposed to ‘reason’]
pate (n.) head, skull
pate (n.) head, skull
pause upon (v.) deliberate about, take time to consider
pay (v.) 3 kill, settle with, discharge
pay (v.) 3 kill, settle with, discharge
pay (v.) 3 kill, settle with, discharge
pay (v.) 3 kill, settle with, discharge
peach (v.) 2 turn informer, give evidence against
peppercorn (n.) [berry of black pepper] tiny thing, mere nothing
pepper-gingerbread (n.) hot-spiced gingerbread
peremptorily (adv.) assuredly, positively, decisively
personal (adj.) personally engaged, present in person
pickpurse, pick-purse (n.) pickpocket, purse-stealer
pickthank (n.) flatterer, sycophant; tale-bearer, rumour-monger
pinch (v.) 1 torment, pain, torture
pismire (n.) ant
pitch (n.) 3 black tar-like substance [used to waterproof planks, etc; often, a symbol of defilement]
pizzle (n.) penis
place (n.) 1 position, post, office, rank
place (n.) 1 position, post, office, rank
place (n.) 1 position, post, office, rank
play it off [drinking call] finish it off, down it
point (n.) 1 sword-point
point (n.) 1 sword-point
point (n.) 1 sword-point
point (n.) 2 (usually plural) tagged lace [especially for attaching hose to the doublet]
point (n.) 8 finger, hand, pointer
point (n.) 11 saddle-bow, pommel
policy (n.) 2 stratagem, cunning, intrigue, craft
pontifical (adj.) worn by a pope, episcopal
popinjay (n.) parrot, prattler, chatterer
popularity (n.) populace, common people, the masses
portend (v.) mean, signify, import
portly (adj.) stately, majestic, dignified
portly (adj.) stately, majestic, dignified
possess (v.) 1 notify, inform, acquaint
possession (n.) 4 possessor, holder, occupier
post (n.) 1 express messenger, courier
post (v.) 1 hasten, speed, ride fast
potent (adj.) 1 powerful, influential
pouch (n.) purse, wallet
poulter (n.) poulterer
pouncet-box (n.) small box with a perforated lid for holding snuff or perfume
powder (v.) season with salt, pickle
power (n.) 1 armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.) 1 armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.) 1 armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.) 1 armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.) 1 armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.) 1 armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.) 1 armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.) 1 armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.) 1 armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.) 1 armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.) 1 armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.) 1 armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.) 1 armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.) 1 armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.) 1 armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.) 1 armed force, troops, host, army
precedent (n.) 1 example, instance, case
predicament (n.) category, class, division
present (adj.) 6 occurring at this time, taking place now
present (v.) 3 show, reveal, manifest
presently (adv.) 1 immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.) 2 after a short time, soon, before long
presently (adv.) 2 after a short time, soon, before long
presently (adv.) 2 after a short time, soon, before long
press (n.) 3 commission to raise men
press (v.) 1 levy, raise, conscript
press (v.) 1 levy, raise, conscript
press (v.) 1 levy, raise, conscript
prevent (v.) 2 take steps to thwart, avoid by prompt action
prick off (v.) mark down, pick out, select [for death]
prick on (v.) incite, urge on, spur on
pride (n.) 3 highest point, culmination, climax
pride (n.) 6 [of horses] spirit, vigour, mettle
privilege (n.) 3 benefit, advantage, licence
prodigal (n.) 1 waster, squanderer, spendthrift
prodigy (n.) 1 omen, portent, sign
profess (v.) 3 practise, pursue, claim knowledge of
profited (adj.) proficient, advanced, skilful
proof (n.) 3 test, trial
proportion (n.) 1 measure, extent, degree, magnitude
prosperous (adj.) 1 profitable, beneficial, leading to a successful outcome
protest (n.) protestation, declaration, avowal
prune (v.) [of birds] trim feathers with the beak, preen
pudding (n.) 2 stuffing
puke-stocking (adj.) dark-coloured woollen stocking
puny (adj.) untried, inexperienced
purchase (n.) 1 proceeds, plunder, booty
purchase (n.) 3 profit, purchasing power, gain
purge (v.) 5 repent, atone
purple-hued (adj.) purple-faced
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (v.) 1 intend, plan
push (n.) 1 pushing, shoving, thrusting forward
quality (n.) 9 party, company, side
question (n.) 4 debating, discussion, investigation
question (v.) 2 converse with, talk away [at / with]
quick-conceiving (adj.) perceptive, astute, ready to understand
quiddity (n.) subtlety, nicety, quibble
quilt (n.) quilted furnishing, padded covering
quit (v.) 3 acquit, absolve, clear
quoth (v.) said
quoth (v.) said
rabbit-sucker (n.) sucking rabbit, baby rabbit
rage (n.) 2 warlike ardour, martial spirit
railing (adj.) abusive, derisive, haranguing
ramping (adj.) rampant, rearing up
range (v.) 2 occupy, take up, be placed
rare (adj.) 1 marvellous, splendid, excellent
rare (adj.) 2 unusual, striking, exceptional
rash (adj.) 2 quickly lit, briefly flaming
rate (v.) 1 berate, reproach, rebuke, scold
rate (v.) 1 berate, reproach, rebuke, scold
rated (adj.) 2 valued, prized, to be reckoned with
raze (n.) [of ginger] root
read to (v.) lecture, tutor, coach
reaped (adj.) barbered, clipped, trimmed
rebuke (n.) 1 severe blow, violent check
receipt (n.) 3 recipe, formula, prescription
reckoning (n.) 2 bill [at an inn], settling of account
reckoning (n.) 2 bill [at an inn], settling of account
reckoning (n.) 4 [of personal qualities] rendering of account, settlement of debts
recreation (n.) 1 amusement, entertainment, fun
redeem (v.) 3 [of time lost] get back, buy back, make amends for
remember (v.) 1 remind, bring to someone's mind
remember (v.) 3 commemorate, acknowledge, reward, recognize
removed (adj.) 3 at a remove, not closely involved
rendezvous (n.) 1 refuge, retreat, haven
reprisal (n.) prize, booty, trophy
reproof (n.) 1 disproof, refutation, rebuttal
reproof (n.) 1 disproof, refutation, rebuttal
resolution (n.) 1 determination, courage, firmness of purpose
respect (n.) 2 attention, heed, deliberation
retire (n.) retreat, withdrawal
retirement (n.) 1 retreat, withdrawal, falling back
retirement (n.) 3 something to fall back on
revengement (n.) revenge, retribution, punishment
reversion (n.) 2 prospective inheritance, expectation of possession
revolted (adj.) 1 rebellious, insurgent, insubordinate
revolted (adj.) 3 runaway, truant, delinquent
right (n.) 1 just claim, rights, title
rivo (int.) [unclear meaning] exclamation used while drinking
roundly (adv.) 1 plainly, to the point, straight out
rouse (v.) 1 [hunting] startle from a lair, draw out
royal (adj.) 2 kingly; also: to the value of the English coin worth ten shillings
royal (adj.) 2 kingly; also: to the value of the English coin worth ten shillings
royalty (n.) 3 emblem of royalty, symbol of sovereignty
rude (adj.) 1 violent, harsh, unkind
rude (adj.) 4 uncivilized, uncultivated, unrefined
rude (adj.) 4 uncivilized, uncultivated, unrefined
rudely (adv.) 2 discourteously, boorishly, with ill manners
rule (n.) 2 proper discipline, good management
sack (n.) [type of] white wine
sack (n.) [type of] white wine
sad (adj.) 1 serious, grave, solemn
sad (adj.) 3 downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
said, well well done
sally (n.) sudden attack against an enemy, sortie
saltpetre (n.) substance used for making gunpowder [potassium nitrate]
salve (v.) 1 heal, remedy, make good
sanguine (adj.) 2 red-faced, ruddy-hued
sarcenet, sarsanet (adj.) of thin silk, light, flimsy
save (v.) 2 prevent, avoid, avert
scandalized (adj.) disgraced, defamed, made a subject of scandal
scape, 'scape (v.) escape, avoid
scape, 'scape (v.) escape, avoid
scape, 'scape (v.) escape, avoid
scape, 'scape (v.) escape, avoid
scape, 'scape (v.) escape, avoid
scope (n.) 1 goal, prospect, purpose, aim
score (v.) 1 mark up, chalk up, add to the tally
scoring (n.) charging to an account; also: cutting, wounding
scot (n.) payment, contribution, small amount
scot and lot [type of local taxation] in full, thoroughly
scour (v.) 1 clear out, quickly remove, cleanse
scutcheon (n.) escutcheon, painted shield
seat (n.) 2 estate
second (adj.) using a deputy, surrogate, proxy
secure (adv.) safely, free from anxiety
sedgy (adj.) bordered with rushes, reed-covered
seeming (adj.) apparent, convincing in appearance
seeming (adj.) apparent, convincing in appearance
seeming (adj.) apparent, convincing in appearance
seldom (adj.) rare, infrequent, uncommon
semblably (adv.) seemingly, similarly, in the same fashion
sensible (adj.) 1 sensitive, responsive, capable of feeling
serve (v.) 2 suffice, be enough, do [for]
set (adj.) 2 formally seated, arranged in a position of state
set (v.) 2 rate, stake, gamble
set (v.) 2 rate, stake, gamble
set (v.) 4 set up, plan, arrange
set down (v.) 1 resolve, decide, determine
set off (v.) 2 take away, remove, set aside [from]
set on (v.) 2 go forward, advance, proceed
set to (v.) set [a broken limb]
setter (n.) informant, insider, confederate
several (adj.) 2 various, sundry, respective, individual
shadow (n.) 3 imitation, copy, duplicate
shape (n.) 2 shaping up, taking shape
shot-free (adj.) scot-free, without paying the bill; also: unwounded, unpunished
shotten (adj.) spawned, that has shot its roe
show (n.) 1 appearance, exhibition, display
sight-hole (n.) hole to see through
sinew (n.) 3 strength, force, power
sixpenny (adj.) petty, paltry, puny
skimble-skamble (adj.) nonsensical, incoherent, rubbishy
skipping (adj.) 1 frivolous, flighty, frolicsome
slave (n.) 1 fellow, rascal, rogue, villain
slip, let let go, allow to leave, unleash
slovenly (adj.) nasty, disgusting, foul
smooth (adj.) 1 pleasant, welcome, gratifying
smug (adj.) 2 placid, tranquil, smooth-running
sneak-up (n.) cringing villain, creeping rascal
snort (v.) snore
soft (adv.) 1 [used as a command] not so fast, wait a moment
soother (n.) flatterer, sycophant, adulator
soul (n.) 1 driving force, animating principle
soused (adj.) preserved, pickled
sovereign (adj.) 1 excellent, excelling, superlative
sovereign (adj.) 2 leading, principal, outstanding
speak (v.) 1 give an account of, report, describe
speed (n.) 1 success, fortune, good luck
sphere (n.) 1 celestial globe in which a heavenly body was thought to move, orbit
spirit (n.) 8 troublesome devil, high-spirited fiend
spite (n.) 1 annoyance, vexation, irritation
spleen (n.) 2 irritability, malice, bad temper
spleen (n.) 2 irritability, malice, bad temper
spleen (n.) 5 impulse, caprice, whim
spoil (n.) 3 slaughter, destruction, ruination
sport (n.) 1 recreation, amusement, entertainment
sport (n.) 1 recreation, amusement, entertainment
sport (n.) 1 recreation, amusement, entertainment
sport (v.) 1 make merry, take pleasure (in)
spring, latter youthful old age
square (n.) 1 type of measuring instrument, especially for right angles
squire (n.) 1 gentleman below a knight in rank, attendant on a knight or nobleman
stain (n.) 1 disgrace, shame
stained (adj.) 2 blood-stained, discoloured with dirt
stamp (n.) 1 impression, mark, imprint
stand (v.) 3 stop, halt
stand (v.) 5 make a stand, be resolute [on a point]
stand (v.) 13 make a stand [against], fight, resist
stand to it (v.) 1 swear to it, insist upon it
standing (adj.) 2 standing on end, upright, upended
stark (adj.) rigid, stiff [as in death]
start (n.) 2 outburst, eruption, fit, reaction
start (v.) 1 jump, recoil, flinch
start (v.) 5 [hunting] raise from cover
start (v.) 6 hurry, rush, hasten
starting-hole (n.) bolt-hole, loophole, evasion
starve (v.) 1 die, perish
starveling (n.) 1 starved individual, emaciated being
starveling (n.) 2 skinny individual, lanky fellow
state (n.) 2 status, rank, position
state (n.) 8 throne, chair of state
state (n.) 11 estate, property, wealth, means
stay (v.) 2 linger, tarry, delay
stay (v.) 2 linger, tarry, delay
stewed prune prostitute, bawd, whore
still (adj.) 1 silent, quiet
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 2 ever, now [as before]
still (adv.) 2 ever, now [as before]
still (adv.) 2 ever, now [as before]
stockfish (n.) dried cod
stomach (n.) 1 appetite, desire [for food]
store (n.) 2 possessions, belongings, property, fortune
stout (adj.) 1 brave, valiant, resolute
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
strain (v.) 6 overstate, exaggerate, stretch the meaning
strait (adj.) 1 stringent, strict, harsh
strand, strond (n.) shore, land, region
strange (adj.) 2 rare, singular, exceptional
strangle (v.) quench, eclipse, stifle
strappado (n.) type of torturing instrument
strike (v.), past form stroke 4 steal, rob, thieve
striker (n.) highwayman, footpad, robber
struck (adj.) 2 stricken, wounded
study (n.) 3 pursuit, concern, occupation
submission (n.) compliance, deference, obedience
subornation (n.) aiding and abetting, inducement to do wrong, instigation
subtle, subtile (adj.) 1 crafty, cunning, wily
suddenly (adv.) 1 immediately, at once, without delay
suddenly (adv.) 1 immediately, at once, without delay
sue one's livery institute a suit to obtain possession of lands
suffer (v.) 1 allow, permit, let
suffer (v.) 2 put up with, tolerate, do nothing about
sufferance (n.) 1 distress, suffering, hardship
suggestion (n.) temptation, instigation, prompting towards evil
suit (n.) 4 clothing, dress, garb
sullen (adj.) 2 dull, drab, sombre
sully (v.) dim, stain, tarnish
sup (v.) 1 have supper
superfluous (adj.) 3 needlessly concerned, unnecessary
supply (n.) reinforcement(s), support, relief
sure (adj.) 2 harmless, innocuous, unable to cause damage
sure (adj.) 4 loyal, trustworthy, steadfast
surety (n.) 1 guarantee, ratification, warrant
surprise (v.) 2 take prisoner, capture [especially: suddenly, unexpectedly]
swathing-clothes / clouts (n.) swaddling clothes, cloths for wrapping round a new-born baby
sway (n.) 1 power, dominion, rule
sway (n.) 1 power, dominion, rule
swelling (adj.) 3 tearful, overflowing, brimming with tears
sympathize with (v.) resemble, be like, have an affinity with
take (v.) 2 catch, receive, get
take me with you I don't understand you
tale (n.) 1 talking, discourse
tall (adj.) 1 brave, valiant, bold
tallow-catch (n.) [unclear meaning] dripping-pan [placed under roasting meat]
target (n.) light round shield
tarry (v.) 1 stay, remain, linger
tarry (v.) 1 stay, remain, linger
task (v.) 1 test, try out, challenge
task (v.) 3 impose a tax upon
tasking (n.) offering of a challenge
tedious (adj.) 1 laborious, painstaking, wearyingly intricate
teeming (adj.) pregnant, prolific, overfull
temper (n.) 1 frame of mind, temperament, disposition
temper (n.) 2 quality, constitution, condition
tench (n.) type of freshwater fish [with red spots on its skin]
tender (n.) 3 care, concern, solicitude
tenor, tenour (n.) 1 substance, content, matter, drift
tenor, tenour (n.) 2 meaning, purpose, intention
termagant (adj.) savage, violent, turbulent
thick-eyed (adj.) heavy-eyed, dull-sighted
thief (n.) villain, scoundrel, rogue, wretch
threefold (adj.) triple, three-part
thrill (v.) 1 shiver, tremble, feel a pang of emotion
thrive (v.) be successful, have good fortune
thrust at / in (v.) make a thrust, lunge, stab [at]
thumb-ring (n.) small ring used for sealing documents
tickle (v.) 4 flatter, gratify, please
tickle-brain (n.) type of strong drink
tilt (v.) joust, fight [with lances], thrust
time (n.) 3 lifetime, life
title (n.) 1 [legal] right, claim, entitlement
title (n.) 1 [legal] right, claim, entitlement
toast-and-butter (n.) milksop, wimp, pampered individual
tongue (n.) 1 speech, expression, language, words, voice
toss (v.) 1 stir up, disturb, toss about
toss (v.) 3 throw, fling [into battle]
touch (n.) 6 touchstone, test, proof
touch (v.) 8 wound, hurt, injure
trace (v.) 1 imitate, pursue, follow in one's footsteps
trade-fallen (adj.) out-of-work, unemployed, bankrupt
train (v.) 1 lure, entice, decoy
trench (v.) 1 divert by means of a trench
trenching (adj.) cutting, wounding, scarring
trick (n.) 3 peculiarity, idiosyncrasy, distinguishing trait
trick (n.) 3 peculiarity, idiosyncrasy, distinguishing trait
trim (adj.) 1 fine, excellent, smart
trim (n.) 2 trappings, equipment, outfit
tripartite (adj.) triple, three-part
tristful (adj.) sad, sorrowful, dismal
triumph (n.) 3 festival illumination, triumphal light
Troyan, Trojan (n.) 1 merry fellow, good companion
true (adj.) 1 loyal, firm, faithful in allegiance
true (adj.) 1 loyal, firm, faithful in allegiance
true (adj.) 1 loyal, firm, faithful in allegiance
true (adj.) 4 honest, upright, law-abiding
true (adj.) 4 honest, upright, law-abiding
true (adj.) 4 honest, upright, law-abiding
true (adj.) 4 honest, upright, law-abiding
true (adj.) 4 honest, upright, law-abiding
tuck (n.) rapier, long slender sword
tun (n.) 1 barrel, large cask
unapt (adj.) 1 not inclined, unwilling, not prone
unclasp (v.) reveal, display, divulge
uncolted (adj.) deprived of a horse
underskinker (n.) under-wine-waiter, under-tapster
undone (adj.) ruined, destroyed, brought down
undone (adj.) ruined, destroyed, brought down
uneven (adj.) irregular, erratic
ungracious (adj.) 1 wicked, without grace, profane
unjointed (adj.) disconnected, confused, incoherent
unjust (adj.) 1 dishonest, untrustworthy, crooked
unjust (adj.) 1 dishonest, untrustworthy, crooked
unsay (v.) take back, withdraw, retract
unsorted (adj.) unsuitable, unfit, badly chosen
unsteadfast (adj.) unsteady, precarious, not firm
untaught (adj.) 1 uninstructed, uneducated, uncultivated
unthought-of (adj.) despised, poorly thought of
unyoked (adj.) unbridled, unrestrained, rampant
up (adv.) 1 up in arms, in rebellion, in revolt
urge (v.) 5 state formally, present, propose
vain (adj.) 1 foolish, silly, stupid
value (v.) 1 consider, appraise, take into account
value (v.) 1 consider, appraise, take into account
vanity (n.) 1 worthlessness, futility, unprofitable way of life
varlet (n.) 1 knave, rogue, rascal, ruffian
varlet (n.) 1 knave, rogue, rascal, ruffian
vassal (adj.) 2 submissive, abject, yielding
vasty (adj.) vast, immense, spacious
vaunting (adj.) boastful, bragging, loud-mouthed
vein (n.) 2 style, manner
velvet (n.) piece of velvet fabric
velvet-guard (n.) [someone who wears] velvet trimming
very (adj.) 1 [intensifying] thorough-going, absolute
very (adj.) 1 [intensifying] thorough-going, absolute
very (adj.) 2 true, real, genuine
vice (n.) 1 (usually capitalized) buffoon, stage jester
vile, vild (adj.) 1 degrading, ignominious, worthless
virtue (n.) 3 courage, valour, bravery
visit (v.) 3 afflict with sickness, strike down with disease
vizard (n.) mask, visor
vizard (n.) mask, visor
vizard (n.) mask, visor
vulgar (adj.) 5 familiar, ordinary, everyday
wag (n.) fellow, lad, mischievous boy
wag (n.) fellow, lad, mischievous boy
wag (n.) fellow, lad, mischievous boy
wag (n.) fellow, lad, mischievous boy
wag (n.) fellow, lad, mischievous boy
wage (v.) 1 risk, venture upon, engage in
wait (v.) be in attendance, do service
waiting-gentlewoman (n.) lady-in-waiting
want (n.) 1 lack, shortage, dearth
want (n.) 2 absence, non-appearance, non-attendance
want (v.) 1 lack, need, be without
want (v.) 1 lack, need, be without
want (v.) 1 lack, need, be without
want (v.) 1 lack, need, be without
wanton (adj.) 1 carefree, light-hearted, frolicsome, playful
wanton (adj.) 3 unrestrained, undisciplined, boisterous, uncontrolled
wanton (adj.) 11 luxuriant, flourishing, lush, profuse in growth
wantonness (n.) 1 foolish behaviour, caprice, whims
ward (n.) 1 [fencing] defensive posture, parrying movement
ward (n.) 1 [fencing] defensive posture, parrying movement
ward (n.) 7 type of political administrative district
warm (adj.) 2 well-to-do, affluent, comfortably off
warrant (v.) 1 assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
warrant (v.) 1 assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
warrant (v.) 5 tell, assure, give good grounds to
watch (n.) 1 watchmen, officers, street patrol
watch (n.) 1 watchmen, officers, street patrol
water (n.) 1 tears
well-beseeming (adj.) fine-looking, well-ordered
well-respected (adj.) well-considered, duly regarded
wench (n.) girl, lass
wench (n.) girl, lass
whereabout (adv.) about what, on what business
while (n.) 2 times, age
whoremaster (n.) fornicator, lecher, one who deals with whores
whoreson (adj.) [abusive intensifier, serious or jocular] bastard, wretched, vile
whoreson (adj.) [abusive intensifier, serious or jocular] bastard, wretched, vile
wildfire (n.) flaming gunpowder; also: will o' the wisp; type of eruptive disease
wilful-blame (adj.) wilfully blameworthy, at fault for being too obstinate
wind (n.) 1 breath
wind (v.) 4 [horsemanship] make wheel about
wing, hold a [falconry] take a course, maintain a course
wit (n.) 6 lively person, sharp-minded individual
witch (v.) bewitch, charm, enchant
withal (adv.) 1 in addition, moreover, as well
withers (n.) [of a horse] ridge between the shoulder-blades
word, with a in brief, in short
worship (n.) 1 esteem, honour, renown
wring (v.) 3 rub, bruise, press
wrong (n.) 1 dishonour, discredit, harm
yard (n.) 1 yard measure
yeoman (n.) 1 man who owns property but is not a gentleman; land-holding farmer
yesternight (n.) last night
yesternight (n.) last night
younger (adj.) earlier, former, previous
younker (n.) 2 greenhorn, juvenile, prodigal child