Henry VI Part 2


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

Alphabetical headword definitions for Henry VI Part 2

abase (v.) lower, cast down
abject (adj.) mean-spirited, despicable, contemptible
abject (adj.) mean-spirited, despicable, contemptible
abject (adj.) mean-spirited, despicable, contemptible
abortive (adj.) 2 monstrously ill-timed, abhorrent and untimely
abroad (adv.) 4 wide apart
abrook (v.) brook, endure, bear
abuse (n.) 1 deception, hoax, fraud
abuse (n.) 2 offence, wrong, insult, transgression
abuse (v.) 2 misuse, maltreat, treat badly, wrong
account / accompt, cast make calculations, do arithmetic
accuse (n.) accusation, charge
act (v.) 2 enact, enforce, bring about
action (n.) 2 engagement, combat, fighting
address (v.) 1 prepare, make ready, poise to act
admire (v.) 1 marvel, wonder, be astonished [at]
advance (v.) 1 raise, lift up, upraise
advantage (n.) 1 right moment, favourable opportunity
advantage (n.) 3 benefit, gain, advancement, profit
adventure (v.) venture, dare, chance, risk
advertise, advertize (v.) 1 make aware, inform, notify; warn
advice (n.) 1 consideration, reflection, deliberation
advise, avise (v.) 2 warn, counsel, caution
advised, avised (adj.) 2 agreed, in accord, determined
advised, avised (adj.) 3 judicious, wise, prudent
afeard (adj.) afraid, frightened, scared
affect (v.) 1 incline to, like, favour, be drawn to
affect (v.) 5 cultivate, aim at, seek out
affiance (n.) 1 confidence, trust, faith
affright (v.) frighten, terrify, scare
affright (v.) frighten, terrify, scare
affright (v.) frighten, terrify, scare
affy (v.) 2 engage, betroth, espouse
afoot (adv.) 1 on foot
agree (v.) 1 accord, fit in with, match
aidance (n.) aid, assistance, help
aim (v.) guess, conjecture, surmise
aio te... I proclaim...
alarm, alarum, 'larm, 'larum (n.) 1 call to arms, call to battle, signal to begin fighting
alarm, alarum, 'larm, 'larum (n.) 1 call to arms, call to battle, signal to begin fighting
Albion (n.) England
alderliefest (adj.) most beloved, dearest of all
allay (v.) 1 subside, abate, diminish, quell
aloof (adv.) a short distance away, to one side
amain (adv.) 1 in all haste, at full speed
amain (adv.) 1 in all haste, at full speed
ancient, aunchient (adj.) 2 former, earlier, past
annoy (v.) harm, molest, hurt, injure
anon (adv.) 1 soon, shortly, presently
answer (n.) 2 interrogation, cross-examination, appearance in court, trial
answer (v.) 2 explain, excuse, answer satisfactorily
answer (v.) 2 explain, excuse, answer satisfactorily
answer (v.) 10 live up to, correspond to, be equal to
aporne (n.) apron
apothecary, pothecary (n.) one who prepares and sells medicinal drugs
apparel (n.) clothes, clothing, dress
apparel (v.) 1 clothe, dress up, trick out
appease (v.) pacify, subdue, made obedient
appellant (n.) accuser [of treason], challenger, denouncer
appellant (n.) accuser [of treason], challenger, denouncer
approve (v.) 1 prove, confirm, corroborate, substantiate
argal, argo (adv.) [variants of Latin ‘ergo’] therefore
argue (v.) 1 indicate, betoken, be evidence of
argument (n.) 6 proof, evidence, demonstration
argument (n.) 6 proof, evidence, demonstration
arms (n.) 1 weapons, armaments
arms (n.) 1 weapons, armaments
arms (n.) 2 coat of arms
arms (n.) 2 coat of arms
article (n.) 1 clause, term, provision
ask (v.) 1 demand, require, call for
assail (v.) 1 attack, assault, address
assay (v.) 1 attempt, try, venture
astonish, 'stonish (v.) 1 fill with wonder, amaze, astound
asunder (adv.) separated, apart from each other
a-tilt (adv.) as if jousting
attain (v.) obtain, acquire, gain
attaint (v.) 3 accuse of treason, condemn
attainture (n.) conviction, condemnation, sentence
attend (v.) 2 serve, follow, wait [on/upon]
attend (v.) 2 serve, follow, wait [on/upon]
attend (v.) 4 accompany, follow closely, go with
aught (n.) anything, [with negative word] nothing
Ave-Marie (n.) [of a rosary] Hail Mary
avoid (v.) 1 be off, be gone, go away
awe (n.) 3 subjection, restraint, dread
awful (adj.) 1 awe-inspiring, worthy of respect
awkward (adj.) 1 unfavourable, contrary, adverse
awry (adv.) mistakenly, wrongly, erroneously
badge (n.) 3 crest, emblem
badge (n.) 3 crest, emblem
bag (n.) money-bag, purse
bait (v.) 1 harass, persecute, torment
baiting-place (n.) bear-baiting pit
balance (v.) add weight to, make up for
baleful (adj.) deadly, mortal, malignant
ban (v.) 1 curse, damn, revile
ban (v.) 1 curse, damn, revile
ban (v.) 2 excommunicate, pronounce anathema
bandetto, banditto (adj.) bandit
ban-dog (n.) chained dog, tethered hound
bane (n.) 1 ruin, woe, destruction
bank (n.) 1 coast, shore
bark, barque (n.) ship, vessel
base (adj.) 1 dishonourable, low, unworthy
base (adj.) 1 dishonourable, low, unworthy
base (adj.) 1 dishonourable, low, unworthy
base (adj.) 2 low-born, lowly, plebeian, of lower rank
base (adj.) 2 low-born, lowly, plebeian, of lower rank
base (adj.) 2 low-born, lowly, plebeian, of lower rank
base (adj.) 2 low-born, lowly, plebeian, of lower rank
base (adj.) 2 low-born, lowly, plebeian, of lower rank
base (adj.) 3 poor, wretched, of low quality
base (adj.) 3 poor, wretched, of low quality
base-born (adj.) of low birth, lowborn, plebeian
base-born (adj.) of low birth, lowborn, plebeian
basilisk (n.) 1 mythical serpent which killed with its look
basilisk (n.) 1 mythical serpent which killed with its look
bead (n.) 3 [plural] rosary beads
bead (n.) 3 [plural] rosary beads
beadle (n.) 1 parish constable
beam (n.) 2 balance, scales, counterpoise
bear (v.), past forms bore, borne 1 behave, look, conduct [oneself]
bear (v.), past forms bore, borne 6 tolerate, endure, put up with
bear (v.), past forms bore, borne 6 tolerate, endure, put up with
beard (v.) defy, affront, oppose openly
bearherd, bear-herd, bearard, bearward, berrord (n.) bear-keeper, bear-handler [for dancing or baiting]
bearherd, bear-herd, bearard, bearward, berrord (n.) bear-keeper, bear-handler [for dancing or baiting]
beat on / upon (v.) be obsessed by, be preoccupied with
become (v.) 1 be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
become (v.) 2 grace, honour, dignify
bedlam (adj.) mad, crazed, frantic
bedlam (adj.) mad, crazed, frantic
Bedlam (n./adj.) colloquial form of Bethlehem Hospital for the insane, in London
beer / ale, small 1 weak beer, beer of poor quality
befall (v.), past forms befallen, befell 1 happen, occur, take place, turn out
befall (v.), past forms befallen, befell 1 happen, occur, take place, turn out
befall (v.), past forms befallen, befell 2 happen to, come to
behoof (n.) benefit, advantage
behove (v.) 1 befits, be appropriate to, be due to
beldam, beldame (n.) 3 hag, witch, loathsome old woman
belike (adv.) probably, presumably, perhaps, so it seems
bent (adj.) 1 determined, intent, resolved
bereave (v.) 1 take away [from], deprive, deny, rob
bereave (v.) 1 take away [from], deprive, deny, rob
bereave (v.) 1 take away [from], deprive, deny, rob
beshrew, 'shrew (v.) 1 curse, devil take, evil befall
besom (n.) sweeping-brush, broom
besonian, bezonian (n.) scoundrel, rogue, low fellow
best (adj.) 2 noblest, most eminent
bestead, bested (adj.) situated, prepared, placed
bestride (v.) 1 stand over, protect, safeguard
betake (v.) 1 go, take oneself off, make one's way
betime (adv.) 2 in good time, early on
betimes (adv.) 3 speedily, soon, in a short time
bill (n.) 1 [applied to various kinds of long-handled spear-like weapon] halberd; bill-hook
bill (n.) 7 promissory note
birth (n.) 3 [astrology] horoscope, fortune, destiny
bite one's tongue stay silent, repress speech
biting (adj.) severe, painful, brutal
blab (v.) 3 betray, reveal
blabbing (adj.) revealing secrets, tell-tale, indiscreet
blameful (adj.) guilty, blameworthy, shameful
blood (n.) 6 blood relationship, kinship
blood (n.) 6 blood relationship, kinship
blood-drinking (adj.) 2 draining the blood away [from the face]
bloody-minded (adj.) bloodthirsty, ready to shed someone's blood
blunt (adj.) 1 stupid, obtuse, dull-witted
board (n.) 2 table
bode (v.) 1 forebode, portend, predict, augur
bode (v.) 1 forebode, portend, predict, augur
boding (adj.) ominous, full of foreboding
bold (adj.) 2 overconfident, presumptuous, audacious, impudent
bondman (n.) bondsman, serf, slave
bonny (adj.) 2 fine, beautiful, splendid
book (n.) 1 book-learning, scholarship, erudition
bookish (adj.) of mere book-learning, obtained only from books, scholarly
boot (n.) 1 good, advantage, profit
bottom (n.) 3 lowest point, nadir
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.) 3 audacious, daring, bold
brave (v.) 1 challenge, defy, confront, provoke
brazen (adj.) 2 made of brass, very strong, powerful
breach (n.) 2 outbreak, uprising, insurrection
break in (v.) burst in, enter abruptly
break off (v.) 2 stop talking, finish a discussion
break off (v.) 2 stop talking, finish a discussion
break up (v.) 3 break out of, rise up from
breathless (adj.) lifeless, dead
breech (n.) 1 breeches, trousers [representing the authority of the husband]
broach (v.) 3 draw out, set flowing, cause to spurt out [by piercing]
broil (n.) 2 quarrel, row, disturbance
broker, broker-between (n.) go-between, intermediary, agent
brook (v.) 1 endure, tolerate, put up with
brook (v.) 1 endure, tolerate, put up with
brook (v.) 2 allow, permit, bear
brook (v.) 2 allow, permit, bear
brow (n.) 1 appearance, aspect, countenance
brow (n.) 3 eyebrow
brow (n.) 3 eyebrow
brow (n.) 4 forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]
brow (n.) 5 height, peak, pinnacle
brown (adj.) 1 bronze-coloured, burnished
brush (n.) hostile meeting, collision, forceful encounter
buck (n.) laundry, quantity of soiled clothes
buckler (v.) 2 shield, protect, defend
buckram, buckrom (n./adj.) 2 stiff, starched, stuck-up
burgonet (n.) [type of] small light helmet
burgonet (n.) [type of] small light helmet
burgonet (n.) [type of] small light helmet
burly-boned (adj.) hulking, big-bodied
buzz (v.) 1 spread, move about, send
by and by (adv.) 1 immediately, straightaway, directly
by and by (adv.) 2 shortly, soon, before long
cade (n.) cask, barrel [containing 500 herrings]
cage (n.) 2 pen, lock-up, small prison compound
calculate one's birth cast a horoscope, foretell an event
callet, callot (n.) 1 slut, drab, harlot
calm (v.) becalm, come to a halt, delay
canker (n./adj.) 2 cancer, ulcer, blight, corruption
care (v.) feel concern, be anxious, trouble oneself
carrion (n.) 2 dead putrifying flesh, rotting carcass
case (n.) 4 case-law, precedent
cask (n.) casket, jewel-box
cast (v.) 1 calculate, reckon, estimate
cast away (v.) 3 destroy, ruin
catch the air struggle for breath
caterpillar (n.) parasite, exploiter, sponger
caudle (n.) type of medicinal warm gruel, potion
cause (n.) 4 affair, business, subject
cause (n.) 5 court case, legal action, matter before the court
causeless (adv.) for no reason, without justification, groundlessly
censure (n.) 1 assessment, opinion, judgement, criticism
censure (v.) 1 judge, think of, give an opinion of [not involving blame]
chafe (v.) 3 warm, inflame, rouse
chair-days (n.) old age, days for resting in a chair
chaps, chops (n.) 1 jaws
character (n.) 7 written record, recorded fact
character (v.) inscribe, engrave, write
charge (n.) 4 commission, responsibility, official duty
charge (n.) 4 commission, responsibility, official duty
charge (n.) 7 expense, cost, outlay
charge (v.) 1 order, command, enjoin
charge (v.) 1 order, command, enjoin
charge (v.) 1 order, command, enjoin
charm (v.) 1 work magic [on], bewitch, enchant
charneco (n.) variety of sweet Portuguese wine
chase (n.) 2 prey, game, victim, quarry
check (v.) 1 rebuke, scold, reprimand
checkered (adj.) patterned, with varied markings
cherish (v.) 1 support, foster, sustain
chide (v.), past form chid 1 scold, rebuke, reprove
chide (v.), past form chid 1 scold, rebuke, reprove
chine (n.) 1 [of meat] joint, portion, piece
choicely (adv.) carefully, with great discrimination
choir, quire (n.) 1 company, group, assembly
choler (n.) anger, rage, wrath
choler (n.) anger, rage, wrath
choleric (adj.) 1 inclined to anger, hot-tempered, irascible
church-like (adj.) pious, devout, devotional
churl (n.) 1 peasant, serf, rustic
circuit (n.) 2 crown, circlet, diadem
circumstance (n.) 1 detail(s), particular(s), specifics
circumstance (n.) 1 detail(s), particular(s), specifics
cite (v.) 1 urge, call on, arouse, summon
civil (adj.) 1 civilized, cultured, refined
civil (adj.) 3 of civil war
civil (adj.) 5 civic, public, city
clap up (v.) 2 shut up, imprison
clay (n.) earth, ground, mud
clerk (n.) 1 scholar, sage, man of learning
clerkly (adv.) scholarly, cleverly, adroitly
clime (n.) land, region, realm
clip (v.) 1 embrace, clasp, hug
close (adj.) 2 private, secluded, sequestered
close (adj.) 4 secret, covert, underhanded
close (adv.) 5 close together
close (adv.) 7 securely, in strict confinement
closet (n.) 1 private chamber, study, own room
cloudy (adj.) 1 sullen, gloomy, scowling
clouted (adj.) metal-studded, hobnailed
coast (n.) 1 quarter, direction, route
cold (adj.) 4 indifferent, unenthusiastic, uninterested
cold (adj.) 9 bad, unwelcome, disagreeable
cold (adj.) 9 bad, unwelcome, disagreeable
collect (v.) 1 see, perceive, pick up
colour (n.) 1 pretext, pretence
colours (n.) 2 colour-ensigns, standard-bearers
colours (n.) 3 emblems, badges
combat (n.) duel, trial by duel
combat (n.) duel, trial by duel
come up (v.) 2 come into fashion, become trendy
command (v.) 2 have at one's disposal, be entrusted with
commend (v.) 4 praise, admire, extol
comment (v.) 1 speculate, conjecture, give an opinion
commission (n.) 1 warrant, authority [to act]
commission (n.) 1 warrant, authority [to act]
commodity (n.) 5 (plural) goods, wares, merchandise
common (n.) 1 (people) common people, ordinary citizens
common (n.) 1 (people) common people, ordinary citizens
common (n.) 1 (people) common people, ordinary citizens
common (n.) 1 (people) common people, ordinary citizens
common (n.) 1 (people) common people, ordinary citizens
common (n.) 1 (people) common people, ordinary citizens
common (n.) 1 (people) common people, ordinary citizens
common (n.) 1 (people) common people, ordinary citizens
common (n.) 1 (people) common people, ordinary citizens
common (n.) 1 (people) common people, ordinary citizens
common (n.) 1 (people) common people, ordinary citizens
common (n.) 1 (people) common people, ordinary citizens
common, in [of land] in common possession, for the whole community
common, in [of land] in common possession, for the whole community
commonweal, commonwealth (n.) state, nation, community, body politic
commonweal, commonwealth (n.) state, nation, community, body politic
commonweal, commonwealth (n.) state, nation, community, body politic
commonweal, commonwealth (n.) state, nation, community, body politic
commotion (n.) 1 insurrection, rebellion, sedition
commotion (n.) 1 insurrection, rebellion, sedition
companion (n.) 1 rogue, rascal, fellow
compass (n.) 1 range, reach, limit, scope
complete, compleat (adj.) 1 accomplished, consummate, thorough
complice (n.) accomplice, confederate, associate
complot (n.) plot, conspiracy, covert plan
compound (v.) 1 agree, settle
conclude (v.) 3 come to terms, reach accord [over]
condign (adj.) deserving, well-deserved, fitting
condition (n.) 4 position, social rank, station
conduct (n.) 5 escort, attendant, guide
confederacy (n.) 2 complicity, collusion, connivance
conference (n.) 1 conversation, talk, discourse
confusion (n.) 1 destruction, overthrow, ruin
confusion (n.) 1 destruction, overthrow, ruin
conjuration (n.) 2 incantation, invocation of spirits
conjuror, conjurer (n.) exorcist, sorcerer, raiser of spirits
conjuror, conjurer (n.) exorcist, sorcerer, raiser of spirits
consort (n.) 3 company of musicians, ensemble
contagious (adj.) 1 pestilential, harmful, noxious
contemptuous (adj.) contemptible, despicable, loathsome
contend (v.) 2 compete, vie, rival
content (adj.) 1 agreeable, willing, ready
content (adj.) 1 agreeable, willing, ready
content (n.) 1 pleasure, satisfaction, happiness
content (n.) 1 pleasure, satisfaction, happiness
content (n.) 2 contentment, peace of mind
content (v.) 1 please, gratify, delight, satisfy
contradict (v.) oppose, go against, thwart
controller (n.) 2 detractor, censorious critic, slanderer
contumelious (adj.) contemptuous, arrogant, insolent
contusion (n.) bruise, injury, lesion
convenient (adj.) fitting, suitable, appropriate
conventicle (n.) 2 secret meeting, clandestine gathering
converse (v.) associate, keep company
cope, cope with (v.) 1 encounter, face, have to do [with], come into contact [with]
correct (v.) punish, chastise, reprimand
corrosive (n.) painful cure, sharp remedy
cost (n.) 1 outlay, expense, expenditure
couched (adj.) phrased, expressed, put into words
countenance (n.) 2 expression, look, face
countenance (n.) 3 appearance, aspect, look
countenance (n.) 6 favour, patronage, approval
counterpoise (v.) 2 counterbalance, compensate, offset
country (n.) district, region, quarter
course (n.) 2 habit, custom, practise, normal procedure
court-hand (n.) legal style of handwriting
courtly (adj.) belonging to the court, connected with the court
courtship (n.) court life, courtliness; also: wooing, courting
crave (v.) 1 beg, entreat, request
crave (v.) 1 beg, entreat, request
crave (v.) 2 need, demand, require
credit (n.) 3 reputation, name, standing, honour
credit (v.) 1 believe, trust, have faith in
crest-fallen (adj.) humbled, abashed, shamed
crooked (adj.) 1 malignant, perverse, contrary, devious
cullion (n.) wretch, rascal, rogue
cunning (adj.) 1 knowledgeable, skilful, clever
cunning (adj.) 1 knowledgeable, skilful, clever
cunning (n.) 1 skill, ability, expertise
curst (adj.) 2 angry, furious, fierce
customed (adj.) 2 legally sanctioned, established by custom
dainty (n.) 2 delicious flavour, choice taste
dam (n.) mother
dame (n.) 1 woman, girl
dandle (v.) pamper, fondle, pet
dangerous (adj.) threatening, severe, menacing
dart (n.) arrow; or: light spear
dastard (n.) coward, sissy, runaway, traitor
day (n.) 1 day of battle, contest
day, these seven years' this past seven years, in a long time
dead (adj.) 1 dying, near to death
dead (adj.) 7 deprived of life, killed
deadly-handed (adj.) death-dealing, murderous
deal (v.) 1 proceed, behave, conduct oneself
death, take my stake my life
deathful (adj.) mortal, fatal, deadly
deathsman (n.) executioner
decay (n.) 1 destruction, downfall, ending
dedicate (adj.) dedicated, devoted, committed
deem (v.) judge, estimate, appraise
deep (adj.) 5 deeply cunning, profound in craft
deep-fet (adj.) draw from deep within
deface (v.) 2 [heraldry] efface, obliterate, blot out
deface (v.) 2 [heraldry] efface, obliterate, blot out
defame (v.) dishonour, disgrace, make infamous
degree (n.) 1 rank, station, standing
deliver up (v.) surrender, yield, give up totally
demand (v.) 1 request to tell, question, ask [about]
demean (v.) behave, conduct, comport [oneself]
demean (v.) behave, conduct, comport [oneself]
denay (v.) deny
deny (v.) 3 disallow, forbid, refuse permission [for]
depart (n.) 1 departure, departing, leave-taking
desert, desart (n.) 3 worthy deed, meritorious action
despoil (v.) deprive, strip, dispossess
determine (v.) 1 make a decision [about], reach a conclusion [about]
diadem (n.) crown, sovereign power
diadem (n.) crown, sovereign power
diadem (n.) crown, sovereign power
diadem (n.) crown, sovereign power
dignity (n.) 2 official position, high office, rule
dignity (n.) 2 official position, high office, rule
discharge (n.) 4 financial settlement, payment of what is owing
discharge (v.) 1 fulfil, execute, perform
discomfit (n.) defeat, overthrow, rout
discomfit (v.) 1 defeat, overthrow, beat
dislike (n.) 1 displeasure, disapproval, antipathy
dispatch, despatch (v.) 1 deal with promptly, settle, get [something] done quickly
dispatch, despatch (v.) 3 kill, put to death, make away with, finish off
dispatch, despatch (v.) 4 hurry up, be quick
dispense with (v.) 3 gain exemption from, set aside, dissolve
displace (v.) 2 remove from office, lose one's position
displayed (adj.) 2 extended, stretched, spread
disposed (adj.) 3 of a particular disposition, with a turn of mind
dispurse (v.) disburse, pay out, give away
dissemble (v.) 2 deceive, disguise the truth, pretend
distract (adj.) 1 deranged, mad, mentally disturbed
dogged (adj.) 2 spiteful, malicious, vindictive
doit (n.) [small Dutch coin = half an English farthing] trivial sum, worthless amount, trifle
doom (n.) 1 judgement, sentence, decision
doom (n.) 1 judgement, sentence, decision
doom (n.) 1 judgement, sentence, decision
doom (n.) 1 judgement, sentence, decision
double (adj.) 5 [of beer] extra strong, very powerful
double (v.) 2 become slurred, thicken, stutter
downright (adj.) 2 directed straight down, coming from above
drab (n.) harlot, slut, whore
dread (adj.) 1 revered, deeply honoured, held in awe
dread (adj.) 1 revered, deeply honoured, held in awe
dread (adj.) 1 revered, deeply honoured, held in awe
dread (adj.) 2 frightening, terrifying, fearful
drudge (n.) slave, serf, lackey
drudge (n.) slave, serf, lackey
due (adj.) appropriate, proper, fitting
dug (n.) nipple, teat, breast
duty (n.) 2 reverence, due respect, proper attitude
duty (n.) 2 reverence, due respect, proper attitude
earnest-gaping (adj.) eagerly peering, gazing with special intensity
earthy (adj.) 1 of the earth, made of clay
ease (n.) 2 disuse, neglect, idleness
easy (adj.) 1 slight, petty, insignificant
effect (v.) 2 bring into effect, fulfil, show to be true
effectual (adj.) 2 conclusive, decisive, pertinent
election (n.) choice, preference
embassador (n.) variant form of ‘ambassador’
emblaze (v.) proclaim publicly, set forth [as on a coat of arms]
embrace (v.) 1 welcome, joyfully accept
empty (adj.) 1 famished, hungry, having an empty stomach
enchased (adj.) adorned, decorated, inlaid
end (n.) 4 death, ending [of life]
end (v.) 2 settle, resolve
enforce (v.) 2 force, compel, constrain, drive
enfranchisement (n.) freedom, liberation, release
engirt (adj.) surrounded, encircled, hemmed in
engirt (v.) encircle, enclose
entertain (v.) 1 receive, admit, let in
entertain (v.) 2 welcome, receive kindly, treat well, show hospitality to
entertainment (n.) 2 pleasant reception, favourable welcome
enticing (adj.) acting as a decoy, seductive
entreat, intreat (v.) 3 negotiate, intervene, parley
entreat, intreat (v.) 4 treat, handle, deal with
envenomed (adj.) poisoned, infected with venom
envious (adj.) malicious, spiteful, vindictive, full of enmity
envious (adj.) malicious, spiteful, vindictive, full of enmity
envious (adj.) malicious, spiteful, vindictive, full of enmity
envy (n.) 1 malice, ill-will, enmity
envy, envy at (v.) 1 show malice [towards], hate, regard with ill will
equity (n.) 1 justice, impartiality, fairness
erst (adv.) 1 formerly, once, before
espouse (v.) unite (in marriage), contract
espouse (v.) unite (in marriage), contract
esquire (n.) 2 gentleman, country squire
estate (n.) 2 high rank, standing, status
esteem (n.) 1 value, estimation, worth
eternity (n.) perpetual existence, lasting for ever
eternize (v.) immortalize, make famous for ever
event (n.) outcome, issue, consequence
evidence (n.) 1 witness, testimony, avowal
exact (v.) enforce payment, take taxes
exceeding (adj.) very great, huge, exceptional
excursion (n.) sortie, sally, bout of fighting
execration (n.) curse, imprecation, denunciation
execute (v.) 1 carry out, fulfil, perform
exorcism (n.) calling up of spirits, conjuration
expect (v.) await, wait for
expedient (adj.) speedy, rapid, expeditious
expend (v.) 1 spend, employ, use
exploit (n.) 2 military action, martial undertaking
express (v.) show, reveal, display
fact (n.) evil deed, wicked act, crime
fact, in the in the act, red-handed
factious (adj.) 1 sectarian, partisan, arising from factions
factious (adj.) 3 rebellious, seditious
fail (v.) 1 fall short, let down, disappoint
fail (v.) 2 die out, come to an end
fain (adj.) 1 obliged, forced, compelled
fain (adj.) 3 fond, inclined [to], apt [to]
fain (adj.) 3 fond, inclined [to], apt [to]
fain (adv.) gladly, willingly
fair (adv.) 1 kindly, encouragingly, courteously
fair (adv.) 3 tidily, neatly, becomingly
false (adj.) 1 treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.) 1 treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.) 1 treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.) 1 treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.) 1 treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.) 1 treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.) 1 treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.) 1 treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.) 1 treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.) 1 treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.) 3 sham, spurious, not genuine, artificial
false (adj.) 3 sham, spurious, not genuine, artificial
false (adj.) 4 wrong, mistaken
false (adj.) 4 wrong, mistaken
false (adj.) 4 wrong, mistaken
false (adj.) 4 wrong, mistaken
false (adj.) 4 wrong, mistaken
false (adv.) 1 slanderously, faithlessly, with such calumny
false-heart (adj.) false-hearted, treacherous
falsely (adv.) treacherously, deceitfully, dishonestly
fame (n.) 1 reputation, renown, character
familiar (n.) 2 attendant spirit, personal demon
fancy (v.) like, love, admire
fare (v.) 1 get on, manage, do, cope
fare (v.) 1 get on, manage, do, cope
fare (v.) 1 get on, manage, do, cope
fare (v.) 2 go, happen, turn out
far-fet (adj.) cunning, scheming, devious
fast (adj.) 1 constant, firm, steadfast
fast (adj.) 5 close, very near [to]
fault (n.) 1 sin, offence, crime
fault (n.) 1 sin, offence, crime
fault (n.) 1 sin, offence, crime
fault (n.) 2 mistake, error, blunder
faulty (adj.) guilty, blameworthy, culpable
favour (n.) 9 leniency, kindness, clemency
fealty (n.) [feudal obligation of obedience] duty of loyalty, allegiance, fidelity
fear (v.) 3 doubt, mistrust
fearful (adj.) 1 timid, timorous, frightened, full of fear
fearful (adj.) 1 timid, timorous, frightened, full of fear
fearful (adj.) 1 timid, timorous, frightened, full of fear
fearful (adj.) 1 timid, timorous, frightened, full of fear
fee-simple, fee simple (n.) private estate [belonging to the owner and his heirs for ever]; permanent lease, full possession
fell (adj.) 1 cruel, fierce, savage
fell (adj.) 1 cruel, fierce, savage
fell (adj.) 1 cruel, fierce, savage
fell-lurking (adj.) savagely waiting, fierce in attendance
felonious (adj.) wicked, criminal, iniquitous
fence (n.) 1 fencing ability, skill at swordplay
fence (n.) 1 fencing ability, skill at swordplay
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
fifteen, fifteenth (n.) tax of a fifteenth part levied on personal property
fifteen, fifteenth (n.) tax of a fifteenth part levied on personal property
find out (v.) 1 discover, find, come upon
first-conceived (adj.) first perceived, previously heard
fit (adj.) 2 ready, prepared, made suitable
fixed (adj.) 4 gritted, grinding, grated
flagging (adj.) drooping, pendulous, sluggish
flattering (adj.) superficially attractive, appealing, enticing
flaw (n.) 1 gust, squall, blast
fleece (v.) plunder, rob, strip of possessions
fleet (v.) 1 turn, pass, change
fleur-de-lis, flower-de-luce (n.) heraldic lily [royal symbol of France]
flinty (adj.) hard, harsh, tough
fly (v.) 1 leave, run away [from], flee
fly (v.) 4 hawk, hunt with hawks
fond (adj.) 1 foolish, stupid, mad
fond (adj.) 1 foolish, stupid, mad
footcloth, foot-cloth (n.) stately ornamental cloth worn over the back of a horse
footcloth, foot-cloth (n.) stately ornamental cloth worn over the back of a horse
footing, set set foot
forbear (v.) 1 stop, cease, desist
forbear (v.) 1 stop, cease, desist
forbear (v.) 2 leave alone, avoid, stay away [from]
forbear (v.) 2 leave alone, avoid, stay away [from]
forbear (v.) 2 leave alone, avoid, stay away [from]
force (n.) 3 opposition, resistance, strength
force perforce with violent compulsion
forfend (v.) forbid
forlorn (adj.) 1 wretched, abandoned, destitute
forlorn (adj.) 1 wretched, abandoned, destitute
forsooth (adv.) in truth, certainly, truly, indeed
forsooth (adv.) in truth, certainly, truly, indeed
forsooth (adv.) in truth, certainly, truly, indeed
forsooth (adv.) in truth, certainly, truly, indeed
forsooth (adv.) in truth, certainly, truly, indeed
forsooth (adv.) in truth, certainly, truly, indeed
forsooth (adv.) in truth, certainly, truly, indeed
forthcoming (adj.) 1 producable in court, available as evidence / as a witness
forthcoming (adj.) 2 in custody, awaiting trial
forward (adj.) 4 insistent, demanding, eager
frame (v.) 1 fashion, make, form, create
frame (v.) 3 arrange, organize, plan
fraudful fraudulent, treacherous, deceitful
free (adj.) 1 liberal, lavish, generous
free (adj.) 1 liberal, lavish, generous
free (adj.) 3 noble, honourable, worthy
fretful (adj.) 2 irritating, aggravating, gnawing
fright (v.), past form frighted frighten, scare, terrify
fright (v.), past form frighted frighten, scare, terrify
frightful (adj.) frightening, terrifying, full of horror
front (v.) 1 confront, face, meet
frosty (adj.) hoary, white-haired
full (adv.) 1 fully, completely, properly
fume (n.) 2 fit of anger, furious mood
furniture (n.) 4 equipment, matériel
furred (adj.) made of fur, fur-lined
further (adj.) 1 future, eventual
gall (n.) 1 bile [reputed for its bitterness]
gallant (n.) 1 fine gentleman, man of fashion
galloglass, gallowglass (n.) axe-wielding Irish soldier
gear (n.) 1 business, affair, matter
gear (n.) 1 business, affair, matter
general (adj.) 1 common, of everyone, public
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.) 4 peaceful, calm, free from violence
gentle (adj.) 6 soft, tender, kind
gentle (adj.) 6 soft, tender, kind
George (n.) badge [of the Order of the Garter] displaying St George and the dragon
ghost (n.) 2 dead body, corpse
giddy (adj.) 1 frivolous, flighty, fickle, irresponsible
gin (n.) snare, trap
girt, gird (v.) invest, equip, provide
give in charge give orders, command, direct
give out (v.) 4 surrender, give up, stop using
give way (v.) 1 yield to, succumb to, submit to
given (adj.) disposed, inclined, minded
glass (n.) 1 mirror, looking-glass
gloss (n.) 1 deceptive appearance, plausibility
gnarl (v.) snarl, growl
go about (v.) 2 take in hand, make busy, set in motion
gobbet (n.) piece of raw flesh
gobbet (n.) piece of raw flesh
gold (n.) 2 golden state, object made of gold
good (adj.) 7 just, right, commendable
good, do prosper, succeed, triumph
good, do one 1 make prosper, enable to succeed
good, do one 2 be of use to, provide assistance to
graceless (adj.) wicked, ungodly, immoral
graft (v.) insert, implant, make grow
grass (v.) graze, feed, eat pasture
great (adj.) 1 important, weighty, serious
green (adj.) 1 fresh, recent, new
grief (n.) 2 pain, torment, distress
grin (v.) bare the teeth, grimace, snarl
grin (v.) bare the teeth, grimace, snarl
grin (v.) bare the teeth, grimace, snarl
groom (n.) 2 fellow, character, creature
groom (n.) 2 fellow, character, creature
guerdon (v.) reward, recompense
guiltless (adj.) of innocent people
guise (n.) way, custom, practice
hale (v.) 1 drag, pull, haul
hale (v.) 1 drag, pull, haul
half-faced (adj.) 4 with only half the face visible
hallow (v.) bless, glorify, honour as holy
hallowed verge magic circle, charmed ring
halter (n.) 2 rope, noose [for leading a beast]
halter (n.) 2 rope, noose [for leading a beast]
hammer out (v.) puzzle out, work hard at, work out
hamper (v.) impede, obstruct, fetter
hanging (n.) wall-covering, tapestry, curtain
hap (n.) 1 fortune, lot, fate
hapless (adj.) luckless, unfortunate, unlucky
haply (adv.) perhaps, maybe, by chance, with luck
haply (adv.) perhaps, maybe, by chance, with luck
happily (adv.) 1 perhaps, by chance, maybe
happy (adj.) 1 fortunate, lucky, favoured
hard (adj.) 2 hardened, toughened
hardly (adv.) 1 with great difficulty, only with difficulty
hardly (adv.) 1 with great difficulty, only with difficulty
harmful (adj.) perilous, dangerous, full of harm
hatchet (n.) executioner's axe
hateful (adj.) 1 full of hate
haught (adj.) haughty, arrogant, high-and-mighty
hautboy (n.) type of musical instrument; oboe
have (v.) 5 [said at the start of a confrontation or attack; more usually: have at] I come
have at [someone] [said at the start of a fencing attack or other confrontation] I come at, let me at [a person]
have at [someone] [said at the start of a fencing attack or other confrontation] I come at, let me at [a person]
hawk (v.) 1 hunt with hawks
head (n.) 1 fighting force, army, body of troops
head (n.) 4 leader, chief, director
headlong (adv.) head downwards, without ceremony
heart-offending (adj.) heart-damaging
heave (v.) 1 raise, lift up
heave up (v.) raise, lift up
heavens (n.) 1 powers above, will of heaven
heavy (adj.) 1 sorrowful, sad, gloomy
heavy (adj.) 1 sorrowful, sad, gloomy
hempen (adj.) 1 made of hemp
hind (n.) 1 boor, fellow, rustic, peasant
hind (n.) 1 boor, fellow, rustic, peasant
hind (n.) 1 boor, fellow, rustic, peasant
hindmost (adj.) last to arrive, last in order
hire (n.) wages, payment, earnings
hit (v.) 1 hit the mark with, get at, reach
hoise (v.) 2 heave up, remove by force
hold (v.) 1 keep, maintain, observe
hold (v.) 12 hold property, own land
hollow (adj.) 1 empty, false, insincere
hollow (adj.) 1 empty, false, insincere
homage (n.) 2 submission, servility, respectful acknowledgement
homely (adj.) 1 plain, simple, ordinary
honourable (adj.) 2 noble, distinguished, illustrious
hot (adj.) 1 hot-tempered, angry, passionate
hot (adj.) 1 hot-tempered, angry, passionate
hot (adj.) 1 hot-tempered, angry, passionate
hour (n.) 2 [time of] appointment, engagement, meeting
house-keeping (n.) hospitality, maintaining a welcoming household
humour (n.) 1 mood, disposition, frame of mind, temperament [as determined by bodily fluids]
humour (n.) 1 mood, disposition, frame of mind, temperament [as determined by bodily fluids]
humour (n.) 1 mood, disposition, frame of mind, temperament [as determined by bodily fluids]
idly (adv.) 1 foolishly, crazily, frivolously
ill (adv.) 1 badly, adversely, unfavourably
ill (adv.) 1 badly, adversely, unfavourably
ill (n.) 1 wrong, injury, harm, evil
ill-nurtured (adj.) ill-bred, badly brought up
image (n.) 1 embodiment, instance, form
image (n.) 2 effigy, statue, sculpture
imagine (v.) 2 conceive, devise, plan
imprimis (adv.) in the first place
impugn (v.) call into question, dispute the validity of
in capite as a head
inch, at an very closely, instantly ready [to act]
increase (n.) 1 produce, growth, yield, crop
indigested (adj.) improperly formed, uncompleted
infection (n.) 1 contamination, rottenness, bad influence
infortunate (adj.) unfortunate
injurious (adj.) 2 insulting, slanderous, offensive
insolence (n.) overbearing pride, haughtiness, presumptuous arrogance
insolence (n.) overbearing pride, haughtiness, presumptuous arrogance
insolence (n.) overbearing pride, haughtiness, presumptuous arrogance
insolent (adj.) proud, haughty, arrogant
instance (n.) 1 sign, evidence, proof
instinct (n.) impulse, prompting, urge
intent (n.) intention, purpose, aim
intent (n.) intention, purpose, aim
invitis... in spite of clouds
issue (n.) 1 child(ren), offspring, family, descendant
issue (n.) 1 child(ren), offspring, family, descendant
issue (n.) 1 child(ren), offspring, family, descendant
item (n.) 2 [legal] particular point
jade (n.) 1 worn-out horse, hack, worthless nag
jaded (adj.) low-bred, ignoble, contemptible
jar (v.) 2 grate, sound discordantly
jar / jars, at in / into conflict, in / into a state of dissension
jar / jars, at in / into conflict, in / into a state of dissension
jet (n.) type of black coal
joy (v.) 2 add joy to, enjoy, gladden, brighten
joy (v.) 2 add joy to, enjoy, gladden, brighten
judge (v.) 1 suppose, consider, think
just (adv.) 1 exactly, precisely
justify (v.) 3 excuse, exonerate, clear
keep (v.) 1 lodge, live, dwell
keep (v.) 3 guard, watch, tend
keep (v.) 8 detain, hold in custody, be guarded
keep (v.) 9 protect, defend, preserve
ken (n.) range of sight, view, visible distance
ken (v.) 1 see, make out, espy
kennel (n.) 1 street drain, gutter
kern (n.) lightly armed Irish foot-soldier
kern (n.) lightly armed Irish foot-soldier
kern (n.) lightly armed Irish foot-soldier
kern (n.) lightly armed Irish foot-soldier
kind (adj.) 1 showing natural feeling, acting by nature
kind (adj.) 2 loving, affectionate, fond
knave (n.) 1 scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knave (n.) 1 scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knave (n.) 1 scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knave (n.) 1 scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knave (n.) 1 scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knave (n.) 1 scoundrel, rascal, rogue
lank (adj.) shrunken, loose, slack
large (adj.) 5 grandiose, impressive sounding
large, at 1 at length, in full, thoroughly
late (adj.) 1 recent, not long past
late (adj.) 1 recent, not long past
lath (n.) 1 thin wood
lay (n.) 1 song
lay (n.) 2 wager, stake, bet
lay (v.) 1 apply, place, put
lay (v.) 11 circulate with warrants for arrest
lay aboard (v.) attack at close quarters, lay alongside
lay down (v.) 1 lose, relinquish, sacrifice
league (n.) 1 compact, alliance, treaty, bond of friendship
leave (v.) 1 cease, stop, give up
leave (v.) 1 cease, stop, give up
lend (v.) give, grant, bestow [on]
lend (v.) give, grant, bestow [on]
level at (v.) 1 aim for, have as a target
lewdly (adv.) 1 wickedly, evilly, mischievously
liberal (adj.) 5 noble, tasteful, refined
lief (adj.) dear, beloved, cherished
light (v.) 1 alight, descend, fall, come to rest
like (adv.) 1 likely, probable / probably
like (adv.) 1 likely, probable / probably
like (adv.) 1 likely, probable / probably
like (adv.) 1 likely, probable / probably
like (adv.) 1 likely, probable / probably
like (v.) 1 please, suit
like (v.) 1 please, suit
like to / unto (conj./prep.) similar to, comparable with
like to / unto (conj./prep.) similar to, comparable with
like to / unto (conj./prep.) similar to, comparable with
like to / unto (conj./prep.) similar to, comparable with
like to / unto (conj./prep.) similar to, comparable with
like to / unto (conj./prep.) similar to, comparable with
like, great very likely
liking (n.) 1 desire, will, pleasure
lime (v.) 2 add birdlime to
lime (v.) 2 add birdlime to
lime-twig (n.) twig smeared with birdlime
list (n.) 1 (usually plural) combat arena at a tournament
list (n.) 1 (usually plural) combat arena at a tournament
list (v.) 2 listen
list (v.) 2 listen
listen after (v.) look out for, keep a watch on
livery (n.) 1 uniform, costume, special clothing
livery (n.) 1 uniform, costume, special clothing
lodge (v.) 1 sleep, lie, remain
lodge (v.) 2 beat down, flatten, make level
look after (v.) 1 follow with the eye, look with favour on
look to it beware, be on your guard
loose (v.) 2 release, let out, set free
lording (n.) 2 (plural) my lords, gentlemen
lordship (n.) 2 lord's estate
lose (v.) 7 spend, pass through, while away
lousy (adj.) contemptible, vile, despicable
lowering (adj.) ominous, threatening, gloomy
lowly (adj.) 1 humble, modest, submissive
lucky (adj.) fortunate, successful, prosperous
mad-bred (adj.) produced by madness
madding (adj.) 1 becoming mad, frenzied
magistrate (n.) member of the government, leader of the community
mail up (v.) wrap up, envelop, encase
maim (n.) wound, injury, mutilation
main (adj.) 1 very great, major, considerable
main (n.) 4 main concern, chief point
main (v.) maim, cripple
make (v.) 11 draw up, arrange, agree to
make away (v.) put an end to, do away with
make good 2 perform well, succeed in carrying out
man (n.) 5 agent, representative
mandrake (n.) 1 variety of poisonous plant [thought to emit a lethal shriek when pulled from the ground]
map (n.) 2 epitome, embodiment, incarnation
mark (n.) 1 target, goal, aim
mark (n.) 7 mark used as a signature by an illiterate person
mark (v.) 2 destine, brand, designate
match (n.) 6 opponent, rival, foe
match (v.) 1 join in marriage, make a match
mate (v.) 4 checkmate, overcome, finish off
matter (n.) 4 affair(s), business, real issue
meagre (adj.) 1 lean, gaunt, emaciated
mean (adj.) 1 of low rank, inferior in position, less important
mean (adj.) 1 of low rank, inferior in position, less important
mean (adj.) 3 unworthy, insignificant, unimportant
mean (n.) 1 means, way, method
mean-born (adj.) low-born, of humble birth
meanest (n.) lowest ranking, least eminent
meat (n.) 1 food, nourishment
mechanical (n.) manual worker, craftsman, menial
meddling (adj.) interfering, intruding
medice... physician, heal thyself
meditation (n.) 2 prayer, spiritual contemplation
meet (adj.) 1 fit, suitable, right, proper
meet (adj.) 1 fit, suitable, right, proper
meet (adj.) 1 fit, suitable, right, proper
memory (n.) 2 history, memorial record
mere (adj.) 1 complete, total, absolute, utter
message, of on the business of carrying a message, as messenger
methinks(t), methought(s) (v.) it seems /seemed to me
methinks(t), methought(s) (v.) it seems /seemed to me
methinks(t), methought(s) (v.) it seems /seemed to me
methinks(t), methought(s) (v.) it seems /seemed to me
methinks(t), methought(s) (v.) it seems /seemed to me
methinks(t), methought(s) (v.) it seems /seemed to me
methinks(t), methought(s) (v.) it seems /seemed to me
methinks(t), methought(s) (v.) it seems /seemed to me
mickle (adj.) great, much, large
minion (n.) 1 darling, favourite, select one
minion (n.) 2 hussy, jade, minx
minister (n.) messenger, agent, servant
minister (n.) messenger, agent, servant
minister (v.) 1 provide, supply, give
miscarry (v.) 1 come to harm, perish, meet death
mischance (n.) misfortune, calamity, mishap
mischance (n.) misfortune, calamity, mishap
misdoubt (n.) suspicion, mistrust, doubtfulness
mislike (v.) dislike, be displeased with
mistrust (n.) suspicion, distrust, strong doubt
monstrous (adj.) unnatural, outlandish, aberrant
monstrous (adj.) unnatural, outlandish, aberrant
monument (n.) 1 memory, memorial, remembrance
monument (n.) 1 memory, memorial, remembrance
monument (n.) 1 memory, memorial, remembrance
morisco (n.) morris dancer
morn (n.) morning, dawn
mortal (adj.) 1 fatal, deadly, lethal
mount (v.) 1 ascend, rise up, climb
move (v.) 3 encourage, instigate, prompt
muse (v.) 1 wonder, be surprised
mutiny (n.) 1 riot, civil disturbance, state of discord
mutual (adj.) 2 intimate, private, innermost
naked (adj.) 1 defenceless, undefended, unarmed
nap (n.) surface texture of a fabric, pile
naught, nought (n.) 1 nothing
naughty (adj.) 1 wicked, evil, vile
near (adj.) 1 close to the throne [in order of succession], near relation
nigh (adv.) nearly, almost
nominate (v.) 2 give names to, mention by name
objection (n.) 1 accusation, charge, allegation
obligation (n.) bond, agreement, legal document
obsequy (n.) funeral rite, burial ceremony
occasion (n.) 1 circumstance, opportunity
odds (n. plural) 1 superiority, advantage, edge
offer (v.) 3 bring an offering, make a donation
office (n.) 1 task, service, duty, responsibility
office (n.) 1 task, service, duty, responsibility
office (n.) 2 role, position, place, function
office-badge (n.) symbol of office
oft (adv.) often
oft (adv.) often
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
ope (v.) open
ope (v.) open
oppose (v.) 1 display, exhibit, present
opposite (adj.) opposed, hostile, adverse, antagonistic [to]
opposite (n.) 1 opponent, adversary, anatagonist
ordain (v.) 2 fate, destine, decree
order (n.) 5 manner, process, method
order (n.) 6 formation, formal array
order, out of rebellious, insubordinate, disobedient
order, take make arrangements
order, take make arrangements
ordnance, ordinance (n.) cannon, artillery
outface (v.) 1 defy, intimidate, overcome by confronting
outrun (v.) escape, avoid, elude
overblow (v.) 1 blow over, pass away, abate
overcharged (adj.) 1 overburdened, overtaxed, overwrought
overcharged (adj.) 3 overloaded, filled too full of powder
overgorged (adj.) gorged to excess, overfed, glutted
overjoy (n.) excess of happiness, great rejoicing
overweening (adj.) arrogant, overambitious, high and mighty
overweening (adj.) arrogant, overambitious, high and mighty
pack (n.) 2 knapsack, back-pack, bundle
pack (v.) 1 take [oneself] off, be off, depart
pageant (n.) show, scene, spectacle, tableau
pain (n.) effort, endeavour, exertion, labour
pain of, in (prep.) on pain of, under the penalty of
palfrey (n.) horse for everyday riding
palmer (n.) pilgrim
paly (adj.) 1 pallid, bloodless, colourless
parle, parley (n.) 1 negotiation, meeting [between enemies under a truce, to discuss terms]
parle, parley (v.) 1 discuss terms, treat, negotiate with
parle, parley (v.) 1 discuss terms, treat, negotiate with
part (n.) 2 side, camp, party
part (n.) 3 remnant, fragment, vestige
part (n.) 5 territory, region, province
particular (adj.) 1 personal, special, private
particularity (n.) personal matter, individual issue
pass (v.) 13 care, heed, trouble oneself about
pass (v.) 18 pass away, pass from life, die
passed (adj.) recently uttered, just expressed
passenger (n.) wayfarer, traveller, passer-by
passenger (n.) wayfarer, traveller, passer-by
passionate (adj.) 1 impassioned, vehement, excessively emotional
pate (n.) head, skull
peep (v.) 1 appear, show one's face
pene... almost completely cold fear seizes my limbs
pennyworth, penn'orth (n.) 3 value, rate, price
pent up (v.) shut up, confine, lock in
peremptory (adj.) 2 overbearing, imperious, dictatorial
peremptory (adj.) 2 overbearing, imperious, dictatorial
period (n.) 1 full stop, end, ending, conclusion
perish (v.) destroy, wither, become ruined
pernicious (adj.) destructive, dangerous, ruinous
pernicious (adj.) destructive, dangerous, ruinous
peroration (n.) rhetorical speech, oratorical discourse
pinnace (n.) small speedy boat with a single mast
pinnace (n.) small speedy boat with a single mast
pitch (n.) 1 height [to which a bird of prey soars before swooping]
pitch (n.) 3 black tar-like substance [used to waterproof planks, etc; often, a symbol of defilement]
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.) 6 way, room
planet (n.) star
pleasure (n.) 1 wish, desire, will
pleasure (n.) 1 wish, desire, will
pleasure (n.) 1 wish, desire, will
pledge (n.) 2 guarantor, surety
pledge (v.) drink a toast to, drink to
point (n.) 7 situation, position, juncture
point (n.) 9 [falconry] rising in the air, position [to attack prey]
point-blank (adv.) 2 reach, easy range
pointing-stock (n.) object to be pointed at, laughing-stock, butt
poise (v.) balance, weigh, make even
policy (n.) 1 statecraft, statesmanship, diplomacy
policy (n.) 1 statecraft, statesmanship, diplomacy
policy (n.) 1 statecraft, statesmanship, diplomacy
policy (n.) 1 statecraft, statesmanship, diplomacy
policy (n.) 2 stratagem, cunning, intrigue, craft
politicly (adv.) in a politic manner, strategically, shrewdly
pomp (n.) 2 greatness, nobility, high estate
porpentine (n.) porcupine
port (n.) 2 bearing, demeanour, carriage
post (n.) 1 express messenger, courier
post over (v.) pass over, disregard, go through with haste
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.) 3 authority, government
power (n.) 8 faculty, function, ability
power (n.) 8 faculty, function, ability
practice (n.) 1 scheme, plot, stratagem, intrigue
practice (n.) 2 trickery, treachery
practise (v.) 1 plot, scheme, conspire
predominant (adj.) [astrology] in the ascendant, ruling
prefer (v.) 1 promote, advance, recommend
preferment (n.) advancement, promotion
premised (adj.) preordained, predestined
prentice (n.) apprentice
prentice (n.) apprentice
presence (n.) 1 royal assembly, eminent company
presence (n.) 2 royal reception chamber
presence (n.) 2 royal reception chamber
presence (n.) 2 royal reception chamber
presence (n.) 7 malapropism for ‘presents’ [= documents]
present (adj.) 7 remaining, surviving, still existing
presently (adv.) 1 immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.) 1 immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.) 1 immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.) 1 immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.) 1 immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.) 1 immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.) 2 after a short time, soon, before long
prevention (n.) 1 forestalling action, preventive measure
private (adj.) 2 secluded, unfrequented, remote
privy 1 privately aware [of], secretly knowledgeable [about]
prize (n.) 3 captured vessel
prize (n.) 3 captured vessel
probable (adj.) 3 worthy of belief, sufficient proof
proceed (v.) 2 behave, pursue a course, conduct oneself
proceeding (n.) 4 (plural) line of descent, pedigree
procurator (n.) deputy, agent, proxy
procure (v.) 3 contrive for, devise for, bring about
profit (n.) 3 welfare, well-being, benefit
progress (n.) 2 state passage, royal journey
pronounce (v.) 3 proclaim, officially declare, announce
proof (n.) 1 tested strength, proven power of resistance, impenetrability
proper (adj.) 1 good-looking, handsome, comely
proper (adj.) 4 personal, private, individual
proportion (n.) 5 relation, connection, link
proportion (n.) 7 bodily shape, physical form
prospect (n.) field of view, vista, outlook
protect (v.) act as escort for, be custodian of
provided (adj.) prepared, ready, provided with necessities
provoke (v.) 5 make tremble, cause to shake
publish (v.) 1 announce, make public, make generally known
puissance (n.) power, might, force
puissant (adj.) powerful, mighty, strong
pull (n.) wrench, blow, thing torn away
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
pursuivant (n.) royal messenger, state messenger [with power to execute warrants]
put up (v.) 5 make rise from cover, raise
puttock (n.) kite; greedy scavenger
quaint (adj.) 1 ingenious, clever, skilful
qualm (n.) 2 sickening fear, sinking feeling
quarrel (n.) cause of complaint, reason for hostility, difference, claim
quarrel (n.) cause of complaint, reason for hostility, difference, claim
question (n.) 2 point at issue, problem, business
quiet (adj.) calm, peaceful, relaxed
quiet (n.) calmness, peace of mind, serenity
quill, in the in a body, all together
quillet (n.) quibble, equivocation, hair-splitting distinction
quit (v.) 1 rid, free, relieve
rabblement (n.) rabble
rack (v.) 4 exhaust by imposing excessive charges, reduce to poverty
rack (v.) 6 stretch on the rack
rage (n.) 3 violence, fighting, conflict
ragged (adj.) 2 broken, jagged, fragmented
ragged (adj.) 4 dressed in rags, unkempt, tattered
railing (n.) abuse, insulting speech, vilification
rancour (n.) bitterness, hatred, malice
rascal (adj.) worthless, good-for-nothing
rascal (adj.) worthless, good-for-nothing
rash (adj.) 3 hasty, impetuous, impulsive
rate (v.) 1 berate, reproach, rebuke, scold
rate (v.) 2 reckon, estimate, appraise
rate at (v.) berate, reproach, rebuke, scold
ravish (v.) 1 entrance, enrapture, carry away with joy
raze, raze out erase, obliterate, wipe out
reach (v.), past form raught 3 carry off, snatch away, take hold of
reach at (v.) reach out for, strive to attain
reaching (adj.) far-reaching
rear (v.) 1 raise, lift up
reave (v.), past form reft rob, deprive
reclaim (v.) 1 subdue, tame, make obedient
recreant (n.) 2 deserter, renegade, villain
redound (v.) fall out, contribute, turn out
reformation (n.) radical political change, new government
regard (v.) 1 take note of, pay heed to, value
regard (v.) 1 take note of, pay heed to, value
rehearsal (n.) story, account, recounting
release (v.) give up, hand over, transfer
relenting (adj.) soft-hearted, sympathetic, pitying
remorse (n.) 1 pity, regret, sorrow
remorse (n.) 2 pity, compassion, tenderness
remorseful (adj.) 1 conscience-stricken, guilty, full of sorrow
repair (v.) 2 restore, renew, revive
repairing (adj.) with power of recovery, with ability to revive
repeal (v.) recall, call back [from exile]
reproach (n.) 1 blame, disgrace, shame
reproach (n.) 2 someone deserving of blame, source of disgrace
reprove (v.) disprove, rebut, refute, deny
repute (v.) consider, think, reckon
repute of (v.) think highly of, hold in esteem
requite (v.), past forms requit, requited 1 reward, repay, recompense
resolved (adj.) 1 determined, settled, decided
respect (v.) 2 bear in mind, consider
rest, let so much for, think no further of [someone / something]
reverence (n.) 1 respected state, venerable condition
reverent (adj.) worthy of respect, holy, religious
revolt (v.) change sides, alter allegiance, desert
revolting (adj.) rebellious, mutinous, insurgent
rid (v.) 2 remove from, clear away from
right (adv.) 2 just, precisely
rigour (n.) strength, severity, harshness
riotous (adj.) unrestrained, vociferous, uninhibited
roast, rule the has total authority, domineer, be master
rolled (adj.) curled up, coiled
rough (adj.) 1 violent, harsh, cruel
rout (n.) 1 band, company, crowd
rout, on the put to rout, in disordered flight
rude (adj.) 1 violent, harsh, unkind
rude (adj.) 4 uncivilized, uncultivated, unrefined
rude (adj.) 4 uncivilized, uncultivated, unrefined
rude (adj.) 4 uncivilized, uncultivated, unrefined
rude (adj.) 5 impolite, offensive
rude (adj.) 7 amateurish, inexpert, lacking polish
rue (v.) pity, grieve for, feel for
ruffian (adj.) violent, brutal, villainous
rugged (adj.) 1 hairy, shaggy, bristling
ruthless (adj.) unpitying, pitiless, unsparing
sack (n.) [type of] white wine
sad (adj.) 3 downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
sad (adj.) 3 downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
safety (n.) 1 prudent course of action, best safeguard
said, well well done
sallet (n.) 1 salad
sallet (n.) 3 light round helmet
salute (v.) 1 greet, welcome, address
sancta... sacred majesty
saucy (adj.) 1 insolent, impudent, presumptuous, defiant
saw (n.) wise saying, platitude, maxim
say (n.) 1 type of fine-textured cloth
say (v.) 4 speak the words as an ordinary utterance
scandal (n.) 1 shame, discredit, disgrace
scape, 'scape (v.) escape, avoid
scape, 'scape (v.) escape, avoid
scath, scathe (n.) harm, hurt, damage
scope (n.) 3 opportunity, liberty, free course of action
score (n.) 2 tavern-bill, alehouse tally
score and tally method of notching a piece of wood as a means of debt-keeping; when split in two between lender and debtor, the scores on the two pieces of wood would tally
scorn, think disdain, despise, consider it beneath one's dignity
scour (n.) rub clean, restore to brightness
screech-owl (n.) barn-owl [thought to be a bird of ill omen]
screech-owl (n.) barn-owl [thought to be a bird of ill omen]
seal (v.) 4 mark by seal, put one's name to, agree
searching (adj.) 1 piercing, wounding, sharp
second (v.) 1 support, assist, reinforce
secure (v.) 1 keep safe, protect, guard
sell (v.) 1 exchange, trade, give up
semblance (n.) 1 appearance, outward show
senseless (adj.) 1 lacking human sensation, incapable of feeling
serge (n.) type of woollen fabric
serve (v.) 2 suffice, be enough, do [for]
serve (v.) 4 be of use, render service, be an advantage [to]
set (v.) 5 set an activity to be followed
set (v.) 6 compare, match, weigh up
settled (adj.) 5 not flowing, still, congealed
several (adj.) 1 separate, different, distinct
several (adj.) 1 separate, different, distinct
several (adj.) 1 separate, different, distinct
shag-haired (adj.) having shaggy hair, rough-haired
shake (v.) 3 [unclear meaning] nod, make a sign with [in approval]
shearman (n.) one who shears excess material from woollen cloth
shift (n.) 1 expedient, measure, arrangement [especially as 'make shift' = contrive]
shift (v.) 3 change, exchange, swap
shoon (n.) [archaism] shoes
show (n.) 1 appearance, exhibition, display
show (n.) 1 appearance, exhibition, display
show (n.) 1 appearance, exhibition, display
shrewd (adj.) 1 harsh, hard, severe
signal (n.) sign, indication, token
signify (v.) report, make known, declare
signify (v.) report, make known, declare
silent (n.) time of silence
silly (adj.) 1 helpless, defenceless, vulnerable
silver (adj.) white-haired
simple (adj.) 1 common, ordinary, average, humble
simple (adj.) 5 sincere, honest, open, innocent
since (conj.) when
single (adj.) 4 unaided, single-handed, sole
sink (n.) cesspool, waste pit, sewer
sit there there you are
skill (v.) matter, make a difference, be of importance
slip (n.) 1 seedling, sprig, shoot, cutting
slip (n.) 1 seedling, sprig, shoot, cutting
slough (n.) outer skin
smart (adj.) biting, stinging, painful
smooth (adj.) 2 plausible, glib, apparently amiable
smooth (v.) 2 adopt a flattering manner, make a plausible show, conciliate
smoothing (adj.) flattering, plausible, ingratiating
sometime (adv.) 2 sometimes, now and then
sometime (adv.) 2 sometimes, now and then
sophister (n.) sophist, cunning reasoner, clever debater
sort (n.) 2 pack, crowd, gang
sort (n.) 2 pack, crowd, gang
sort (v.) 6 turn out, fall out, come about
sort (v.) 7 fashion, frame, adapt
sound (v.) 5 pronounce, articulate, enunciate
sour (adj.) bitter, harsh, painful
span-counter (n.) game in which counters were thrown to fall within a hand-span of the opponent's
spectacles (n.) 1 instruments of vision, eyes
spectacles (n.) 2 eye-glasses
spend (v.) 2 expend, express, give vent to
spite (n.) 1 annoyance, vexation, irritation
spleenful (adj.) passionate, furious, hot-headed
splitted (adj.) split in two, broken apart
splitting (adj.) capable of causing ships to be split asunder
spoil (n.) 1 plundering, pillaging, despoiling
spoil (n.) 1 plundering, pillaging, despoiling
spoil (v.) 1 plunder, pillage, sack
sport (n.) 1 recreation, amusement, entertainment
sport (n.) 1 recreation, amusement, entertainment
spray (n.) branch, limb, offshoot
stake (n.) 2 [bear-baiting] post to which a bear is chained
stand (v.) 1 be, appear
stand on (v.) 1 insist on, demand, call for
standard (n.) 1 flag, ensign
start (n.) 2 outburst, eruption, fit, reaction
start (v.) 1 jump, recoil, flinch
start (v.) 1 jump, recoil, flinch
starve (v.) 1 die, perish
starve (v.) 1 die, perish
starved (adj.) 1 frozen-stiff, near-perished with cold
state (n.) 1 condition, circumstances, situation, state of affairs
state (n.) 1 condition, circumstances, situation, state of affairs
state (n.) 2 status, rank, position
state (n.) 2 status, rank, position
state (n.) 12 welfare, well-being, prosperity
state (n.) 12 welfare, well-being, prosperity
stay (v.) 2 linger, tarry, delay
stay (v.) 5 keep, make to stay, allow to remain
stay (v.) 8 stop, prevent, end
stay (v.) 9 stop, halt, come to a standstill
stay (v.) 11 retain, keep back, withhold
stay (v.) 11 retain, keep back, withhold
stay (v.) 12 stay in hiding, remain hidden
stay (v.) 13 stay away, delay, be absent
steel (n.) 1 armour
stern (adj.) 2 coarse, rough, rugged
stigmatic (n.) misshapen individual, person marked by physical deformity
still (adj.) 1 silent, quiet
still (adj.) 1 silent, quiet
still (adj.) 1 silent, quiet
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]
stock (n.) 1 tree, family-tree, ancestry
stomach (n.) 5 anger, resentment, vexation
stony (adj.) pitiless, unfeeling, obdurate
stoop (v.) 1 kneel, submit, bow down
stop (n.) 7 filling up, plugging, sealing
store (n.) 1 abundance, plenty, surplus, quantity
store (n.) 2 possessions, belongings, property, fortune
stout (adj.) 1 brave, valiant, resolute
stout (adj.) 2 proud, haughty, arrogant
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
strait (adj.) 1 stringent, strict, harsh
strait (adv.) stringently, strictly, harshly
strangeness (n.) estrangement, disaffection, coldness, aloofness
stranger (n.) foreigner, alien, outsider
stray (n.) 1 stray animal
strength (n.) 1 troops, forces, resources, followers
stretch (v.) 3 open wide, extend
strong (adj.) 5 flagrant, barefaced; or: resolute, determined
study (v.) 1 deliberate, meditate, reflect [on]
style (n.) 1 mode of address, formal title
style (n.) 1 mode of address, formal title
suborn (v.) bribe, corrupt, persuade [someone] to commit perjury
subornation (n.) aiding and abetting, inducement to do wrong, instigation
subornation (n.) aiding and abetting, inducement to do wrong, instigation
subscribe (v.) 1 concur, consent, give assent
subsidy (n.) special tax assessment
substance (n.) 1 real thing, genuine article
subtle, subtile (adj.) 1 crafty, cunning, wily
subtle, subtile (adj.) 1 crafty, cunning, wily
subversion (n.) destruction, overthrow, ruin
succeed (v.) 1 follow on, ensue, come after
successive (adj.) 1 next in descent, legitimate, succeeding
succour (n.) 2 reinforcements, military assistance
suddenly (adv.) 1 immediately, at once, without delay
suddenly (adv.) 2 extempore, spontaneously, off the cuff
suffer (v.) 2 put up with, tolerate, do nothing about
suffer (v.) 2 put up with, tolerate, do nothing about
suffer (v.) 7 injure, wound, hurt
suit (n.) 1 formal request, entreaty, petition
suit (n.) 1 formal request, entreaty, petition
suit (n.) 1 formal request, entreaty, petition
sullen (adj.) 2 dull, drab, sombre
sunder (v.) 1 separate, split up, part
sup (v.) 1 have supper
sup (v.) 1 have supper
supplication (n.) petition, written request
supplication (n.) petition, written request
supplication (n.) petition, written request
sure (adj.) 1 certain, definite, reliable
sure (adv.) 1 securely, safely, well
sure (adv.) 2 surely, assuredly, certainly
surety (n.) 2 person undertaking a legal responsibility in relation to another, guarantor
surfeit (v.) 1 feed to excess, overindulge, glut
surfeit (v.) 1 feed to excess, overindulge, glut
surmise (v.) imagine, suppose, conjecture
surprise (v.) 1 attack, capture, seize
surprise (v.) 2 take prisoner, capture [especially: suddenly, unexpectedly]
surveyor (n.) 2 guardian, supervisor, overseer
suspect (n.) suspicion, mistrust, doubt
suspect (n.) suspicion, mistrust, doubt
suspense (n.) suspicion, doubt, uncertainty
swain (n.) 1 [contemptuous] rustic, yokel, fellow
swain (n.) 1 [contemptuous] rustic, yokel, fellow
swear (v.) promise, vow, pledge
sweep (v.) 1 strut, parade, move majestically
sworder (n.) sword-fighter, gladiator
sympathy (n.) 1 accord, agreement, harmony
tainture (n.) tainting, staining, defilement
take up (v.) 8 take possession of, seize hold of
tantaene... is there so much anger in heavenly minds?
tedious (adj.) 1 laborious, painstaking, wearyingly intricate
temper (n.) 2 quality, constitution, condition
temper (v.) 3 soften, moisten, mix [with]
tempt (v.) 2 persuade, entice, invite
tend (v.) 3 serve, promote, sustain
tend on / upon (v.) serve, follow, wait upon, escort
tender (v.) 2 feel concern for, hold dear, care for
term (n.) 1 word, expression, utterance
term (n.) 1 word, expression, utterance
termed (adj.) named, called
thorough (prep.) through
threat (v.) threaten
thrice-famed (adj.) most famous
throbbing (adj.) with heart strongly beating, grief-stricken
thrust (v.) strike, pierce, stab
tickle (adj.) insecure, precarious, unstable
tickled (adj.) vexed, irritated, provoked
tilt (n.) lance-charge, joust, combat
tilt-yard (n.) tournament ground
time of day daily greeting
timeless (adj.) untimely, premature, ill-timed
timely-parted (adj.) naturally departed, who has died a natural death
tinker (n.) vagabond, beggar, rascal
title (n.) 1 [legal] right, claim, entitlement
title (n.) 1 [legal] right, claim, entitlement
title (n.) 1 [legal] right, claim, entitlement
title (n.) 1 [legal] right, claim, entitlement
toil (v.) exhaust, tire out, fatigue
tonight (adv.) last night, this past night
toss (v.) 2 carry aloft, impale
tower (v.) [falconry] mount up to a great height, circle, soar
trash (n.) 1 rubbish, stuff, paraphernalia
treasury (n.) 1 money, wealth, riches
trencher (n.) plate, platter, serving dish
trespass (n.) wrong, offence, injustice, crime
trinkets (n.) bits and pieces, paraphernalia
trivial (adj.) slight, poor, insubstantial
troop (n.) company, retinue, band of followers
troublous (adj.) troubled, disturbed, confused
trow (v.) 2 think, expect, believe
true (adj.) 1 loyal, firm, faithful in allegiance
truncheon (n.) 2 thick club, stout cudgel
try (v.) 3 contest, decide, fight out
tug (v.) contend, vie, strive in opposition
turmoiled (adj.) harassed, worried, troubled
turn (v.) 1 change, transform, alter
turn (v.) 1 change, transform, alter
twit (v.) taunt, upbraid, reproach
unburden, unburthen (v.) reveal, disclose; or: unload
uncivil (adj.) uncivilized, barbarous, unrefined
uncovered (adj.) 1 bare-headed, with hat in hand [in respect]
uncurable (adj.) incurable, hopeless, irretrievable
undo (v.) 1 ruin, destroy, wipe out
uneath (adv.) with difficulty, not easily, hardly
unfeeling (adj.) incapable of feeling, insensible
unfold (v.) 1 display, reveal, show
unfold (v.) 3 relate, recount, narrate
ungentle (adj.) 2 unkind, callous, inconsiderate
unhallowed (adj.) 2 without saying prayers, without devotion
unkind (adj.) 1 hostile, cruel, harsh
unkind (adj.) 1 hostile, cruel, harsh
unmeet (adj.) 1 unfitting, unsuitable, improper
unsounded (adj.) unfathomed, unexplored, with unrevealed depths
unspotted (adj.) unblemished, unstained, pure
untainted (adj.) 1 unblemished, unsullied, pure
untutored (adj.) badly brought up, untaught, inexperienced
up (adv.) 1 up in arms, in rebellion, in revolt
up (adv.) 1 up in arms, in rebellion, in revolt
up (adv.) 1 up in arms, in rebellion, in revolt
upreared (adj.) standing on end
use (v.) 2 treat, deal with, manage
usually (adv.) habitually, routinely, regularly
vantage (n.) 3 advantage, benefit, advancement, profit
vassal (n.) 1 servant, slave, subject
vaulting (adj.) rising and falling
vaunt (n.) 1 boast, bragging assertion
vaunt (v.) 1 boast, brag, crow
venturous (adj.) adventurous, daring, bold
villiago (n.) villain, scoundrel, rogue
virginal (adj.) 2 of young girls
visage (n.) 1 face, countenance
vital (adj.) life-supporting, animating
void (adj.) 1 empty, lacking, devoid
voiding lobby antechamber, waiting-room
vouchsafe (v.) 1 allow, permit, grant
vulgar (adj.) 4 low-born, humble, menial
waft (v.) 2 carry, convey, transport [over the sea]
waft (v.) 2 carry, convey, transport [over the sea]
wait (v.) be in attendance, do service
waking (adj.) awake, wakeful
walk (n.) 1 garden path, walkway
walk (n.) 1 garden path, walkway
wand (n.) rod, staff
wandering (adj.) 1 [astrology] having its own motion
want (n.) 1 lack, shortage, dearth
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
want (v.) 4 require, demand, need
ward (n.) 6 custody, imprisonment
warrant (v.) 1 assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
warrant (v.) 1 assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
warrant (v.) 1 assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
watch (v.) 1 stay awake, keep vigil
watch (v.) 1 stay awake, keep vigil
watch (v.) 1 stay awake, keep vigil
watch (v.) 3 be on the watch for, look out for
watch (v.) 5 keep in view, catch in the act
watch (v.) 5 keep in view, catch in the act
wax (v.) 1 grow, become, turn
wax (v.) 1 grow, become, turn
wearing, worst most unfashionable, least stylish
well (adv.) 1 easily, clearly, readily
well-forwarning (adj.) giving an accurate early warning, truth-predicting
whet on (v.) encourage, incite, egg on
whole (adj.) 1 healthy, well, in sound condition
wild (adj.) 4 savage, fierce, cruel
will (n.) 4 intent, purpose, design
will (v.), past form would 2 command, order, direct
wink (v.) 1 shut one's eyes
wink (v.) 1 shut one's eyes
winter (adj.) aged, venerable
wished (adj.) longed-for, desired
wit (n.) 1 intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
wit (n.) 1 intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
witch (v.) bewitch, charm, enchant
witch (v.) bewitch, charm, enchant
wits, also five wits faculties of the mind (common wit, imagination, fantasy, estimation, memory) or body (the five senses)
woe (adj.) sorry, sorrowful, sad
woeful (adj.) full of woe, sorrowful, mournful
wonder (n.) 2 object of fascination, target of astonishment
wonder (n.) 6 calamity, disaster, tragedy
wondering (n.) admiring, marvelling
wont (n.) custom, habit, practice
work (v.), past form wrought 1 bring about, arrange, effect
work (v.), past form wrought 2 perform, do, carry out
world (n.) 2 times, life, state of affairs
worm (n.) 1 serpent, snake
worn (adj.) worn out, exhausted, spent
worthy (adj.) 4 good, sensible, shrewd
wrack (n.) 1 destruction, ruin
wrack (n.) 1 destruction, ruin
wrest (v.) 1 distort, twist, strain
writ (n.) 2 written authority, formal order, warrant
writ (n.) 4 writing, text
y-clad (adj.) [archaism] decked out, clothed
years (n.) 1 age
yet, as yet (adv.) still
yield (v.) 1 agree [to], consent [to], comply [with]