The Winter's Tale


 
 
 
 
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 The Winter's Tale

abide (v.) 4 stay a short while, pause before moving on
ability (n.) 1 strength, bodily power
abroad (adv.) 1 in the outside world, freely at large, elsewhere, everywhere
abuse (v.) 2 misuse, maltreat, treat badly, wrong
account, accompt (n.) 5 expectation, precedent, normal explanation
accustom (n.) custom, habit, routine
act (n.) 1 activity, action, performance
action (n.) 5 course of action, enterprise; or: trial, legal process
address (v.) 1 prepare, make ready, poise to act
adhere (v.) 2 belong, be relevant, relate
admirable (adj.) wondrous, marvellous, extraordinary
admiration (n.) 1 amazement, astonishment, wonder
admiring (adj.) marvelling, filled with wonder
advancement (n.) preferment, elevation, progress
adventure (v.) venture, dare, chance, risk
adventure (v.) venture, dare, chance, risk
adventure (v.) venture, dare, chance, risk
adventure (v.) venture, dare, chance, risk
afar off (adv.) indirectly, in a roundabout way
afeard (adj.) afraid, frightened, scared
afeard (adj.) afraid, frightened, scared
affect (v.) 1 incline to, like, favour, be drawn to
affection (n.) 2 emotion, feeling
affection (n.) 3 desire, passion, lustful feeling
affection (n.) 4 love, devotion
affection (n.) 4 love, devotion
affection (n.) 4 love, devotion
affection (n.) 6 disposition, character, state of mind
affright (v.) frighten, terrify, scare
affront (v.) 1 come face to face with, meet, confront
air (n.) 2 manner, style, fashion
air (n.) 3 likeness, bearing, demeanour
air (v.) 1 exercise, take the air, provide with fresh air
air abroad live abroad, experience foreign climates
a-life (adv.) dearly, greatly, on my life
allay (n.) means of lessening, source of abatement
altering (adj.) afflicting, health-affecting
ancientry (n.) 2 old people, elderly
angle (n.) 1 fishing rod, line, hook
anon (adv.) 1 soon, shortly, presently
anon (adv.) 1 soon, shortly, presently
anon (adv.) 1 soon, shortly, presently
anon (adv.) 1 soon, shortly, presently
anon (adv.) 2 [after ‘now’] at another time, presently
apace (adv.) quickly, speedily, at a great rate
ape (n.) 1 mimic, imitator, impersonator
ape-bearer (n.) showman with a performing monkey
apparel (n.) clothes, clothing, dress
apparel (n.) clothes, clothing, dress
apparent (adj.) 1 plainly visible, conspicuous, evident, obvious
apparent (n.) heir-apparent, closest in line
appoint (v.) 1 arm, equip, furnish
appoint (v.) 4 ordain, set up, establish
approbation (n.) 2 proof, confirmation, attestation
approve (v.) 1 prove, confirm, corroborate, substantiate
aqua-vitae (n.) spirits, alcohol, strong drink, brandy
argument (n.) 2 story, subject, plot
aspect (n.) 4 [astrology] influential phase, direction of alignment
assist (v.) accompany, attend, escort
attach (v.) 1 arrest, seize, apprehend
attend (v.) 1 await, wait for, expect
attorney (v.) carry out by a substitute, peform by proxy
aught (n.) anything, [with negative word] nothing
aunt (n.) 2 mistress, whore, prostitute
avoid (v.) 1 be off, be gone, go away
avouch (v.) 1 declare, assert, affirm
avouch (v.) 1 declare, assert, affirm
bailiff (n.) sheriff's officer who serves writs, carries out arrests, etc
bait (v.) 1 harass, persecute, torment
bark, barque (n.) ship, vessel
bark, barque (n.) ship, vessel
barn, barne (n.) child, baby
barricado (n.) barricade, rampart, barrier
base (adj.) 1 dishonourable, low, unworthy
base (adj.) 3 poor, wretched, of low quality
baseness (n.) 2 debasement, lowly state, humiliation
baseness (n.) 2 debasement, lowly state, humiliation
basilisk (n.) 1 mythical serpent which killed with its look
bastard (n.) 2 hybrid, cross-breed, mixed variety
bastard (n.) 2 hybrid, cross-breed, mixed variety
bawcock (n.) [fine bird] fine fellow, good chap
bawd (n.) pimp, procurer, pander, go-between
bear (v.), past forms bore, borne 5 sustain, carry through, keep going
bearing-cloth (n.) christening-garment, baptismal shawl
become (v.) 1 be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
become (v.) 1 be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
become (v.) 1 be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
become (v.) 1 be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
become (v.) 1 be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
become (v.) 1 be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
become (v.) 1 be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
become (v.) 1 be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
become (v.) 1 be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
become (v.) 1 be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
become (v.) 1 be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
become (v.) 2 grace, honour, dignify
become (v.) 2 grace, honour, dignify
bedrid, bed-rid, bedred (adj.) bed-ridden, confined to bed through infirmity
bed-swerver (n.) person unfaithful to the marriage-bed, adulterer/adulteress
beget (v.), past form begot 2 produce, engender, give rise to
beguile (v.) 1 cheat, deceive, trick
behind (adv.) 1 still to come, to follow
behindhand (adj.) backward, tardy, sluggish
behove (v.) 1 befits, be appropriate to, be due to
behove (v.) 1 befits, be appropriate to, be due to
belly (n.) womb, uterus
bench (v.) 2 give a position of honour, place in authority
bend (v.) 2 turn, direct one's steps, proceed
benediction (n.) 1 blessing, spiritual gift
bent (n.) 1 direction, turning, inclination
beshrew, 'shrew (v.) 1 curse, devil take, evil befall
beshrew, 'shrew (v.) 1 curse, devil take, evil befall
bespice (v.) season with a spice; poison
Best, the (n.) Jesus Christ
betake (v.) 1 go, take oneself off, make one's way
betimes (adv.) 3 speedily, soon, in a short time
between (n.) interim, interval, meantime
bide upon (v.) insist on, dwell on, maintain
big (adj.) 1 pregnant [with], swollen
black (n.) 1 black clothes
blank (n.) 1 bull's-eye, target centre; or: line of sight
blench (v.) 2 swerve, turn aside, give way
bless (v.) 1 guard, protect, safeguard
block (n.) 1 blockhead
blood (n.) 7 nobility, breeding, gentility, good parentage
blood (n.) 7 nobility, breeding, gentility, good parentage
blood (n.) 7 nobility, breeding, gentility, good parentage
blossoms (n.) prime, peak, full flowering [as of a plant]
blown (adj.) 4 inflamed, swollen, distended
bluster (n.) storm, tempest, rough blast
bodkin (n.) 2 small sharply pointed implement for piercing
boiled-brain (n.) hothead, maniac, headstrong fellow
bold (adj.) 3 shameless, immodest, outspoken, coarse
bolt (v.) sift, separate out
bondage (n.) 2 binding up, tying up, wrapping up
boor (n.) peasant, rustic
boot (n.) 1 good, advantage, profit
boot (n.) 1 good, advantage, profit
boot (v.) 1 help, serve, benefit, be useful [to]
boot, to in addition, as well
borrow (n.) borrowing, loan, allowance
bosom (n.) 2 inward thoughts, personal counsel
bosom (n.) 3 warm-heartedness, tender affection
bounty (n.) 1 great generosity, gracious liberality, munificence
bourn (n.) 1 frontier, destination, boundary
brave (adj.) 1 fine, excellent, splendid, impressive
brave (adj.) 2 noble, worthy, excellent
break up (v.) 1 break, open [a seal]
break-neck (n.) total ruin, destruction, disaster
breath (n.) 4 life, spirit, living and breathing existence
breed (v.), past form bred 1 raise, bring up, support
breed (v.), past form bred 3 develop, go on, happen
breeding (n.) 1 raising, upbringing
breeding (n.) 3 ancestry, parentage, noble lineage
bring (v.) 5 bring forth, give birth to
broken (adj.) 1 disjointed, fragmentary, disconnected
brow (n.) 1 appearance, aspect, countenance
brow (n.) 3 eyebrow
brow (n.) 3 eyebrow
brow (n.) 3 eyebrow
brow (n.) 4 forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]
brow (n.) 4 forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]
brow (n.) 4 forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]
budget (n.) tool-bag, pouch
bug (n.) 1 bogey, bugbear, imaginary terror
bugle-bracelet (n.) bracelet adorned with ornamental tube-shaped glass beads
burden, burthen (n.) 1 refrain, chorus
burden, burthen (n.) 3 birth, state of pregnancy
butler (n.) servant in charge of the wine-cellar
by-gone (adj.) that has just gone by, yesterday
caddis (n.) tape made of worsted yarn
callet, callot (n.) 2 scold, nag
cambric (n.) fine linen from Cambray, Flanders
capable of 1 appreciative of, able to take in
cap-a-pe, cap-a-pie (adv.) [pron: kapa'pay] from head to foot, from top to toe
caparison (n.) 2 dress, outfit, clothing
carbonadoed (adj.) 2 scored across for grilling, made ready for broiling
care (n.) 2 responsibility, duty, matter of concern
career (n.) 4 rapid course, height, full swing
carriage (n.) 2 conduct, management, course of action
case (n.) 1 state, plight, situation, circumstance
case (n.) 7 skin, hide, coat
case (n.) 9 holder, covering, receptacle
censure (n.) 1 assessment, opinion, judgement, criticism
centre (n.) 1 centre of the Earth, axis
centre (n.) 3 core of being, heart, soul
chafe (v.) 1 fret, rage, seethe
chamber-counsel (n.) personal confidences, private conversation
chance (v.) 1 happen [to], transpire, come about
change (v.) 1 exchange, trade
changeling (n./adj.) 1 child taken by fairies, stolen child
changeling (n./adj.) 1 child taken by fairies, stolen child
character (n.) 2 personality sketch, personal description
character (n.) 3 handwriting, style of writing, lettering
charge (n.) 4 commission, responsibility, official duty
charge (n.) 6 accusation, censure, blame
charge (n.) 7 expense, cost, outlay
charge (n.) 7 expense, cost, outlay
charge (v.) 2 entreat, exhort, enjoin
chase (n.) 2 prey, game, victim, quarry
chase (v.) harry, harass, persecute
cheat (n.) trick, fraud, deception
cheat (n.) trick, fraud, deception
cheer (n.) 5 mood, disposition
chide (v.), past form chid 1 scold, rebuke, reprove
chide (v.), past form chid 1 scold, rebuke, reprove
chide (v.), past form chid 1 scold, rebuke, reprove
chide (v.), past form chid 4 brusquely command, drive [away] with harsh words
child (n.) 1 baby girl
childbed (adj.) of being in labour, belonging to confinement
childish (adj.) child-like, befitting childhood
childness (n.) childish qualities, childishness
chorus (n.) character in a play who speaks the prologue and comments on the course of events
chough (n.) 3 rustic, clown
cipher (n.) figure nought, nonentity, mere nothing
circumstance (n.) 1 detail(s), particular(s), specifics
circumstance (n.) 1 detail(s), particular(s), specifics
circumstance (n.) 5 pageantry, ceremony, spectacle
clamor, clamour (v.) silence, hush, quieten
clap (v.) 1 [of two people's hands] strike together, clasp [to seal a bargain]
cleanly (adj.) 1 clean
clear (adj.) 3 serene, cheerful, unclouded
clerk-like (adv.) in the ways of learning, in scholarly ways
climate (n.) 1 region, country [without reference to climatic conditions]
climate (v.) stay, sojourn, dwell
clip (v.) 1 embrace, clasp, hug
clog (n.) 2 encumbrance, burden, liability
close (adj.) 1 secret, concealed, hidden
close (v.) 1 agree, come to terms, compromise
cloud (v.) defame, blacken, sully
clown (n.) yokel, rustic, country bumpkin; also: low comic character [in a play]
coactive (adj.) working together, acting in concert
coal (n.) 2 cinder, piece of charcoal
cock (n.) 2 woodcock [known for its foolishness]
codpiece, cod-piece (n.) 1 cloth case or pocket worn by a man at the front of breeches or hose; also: what it contains
coif, quoif (n.) close-fitting cap, nightcap
collop (n.) [piece of flesh] offspring, flesh and blood
colour (n.) 1 pretext, pretence
colour (v.) 3 dye, stain a new colour
comfort (v.) 1 encourage, condone, countenance
commend (v.) 2 commit, entrust, hand over
commend (v.) 2 commit, entrust, hand over
commend (v.) 3 present, introduce, bring [for favourable acceptance]
commend (v.) 6 declare, offer, direct
commend (v.) 6 declare, offer, direct
commission (n.) 1 warrant, authority [to act]
commit (v.) 3 send to jail, put in custody, imprison
commodity (n.) 2 asset, advantage, benefit
commune (v.) 1 talk, converse, discourse
compass (v.) 7 go round with, travel about with; or: obtain, lay hold of
complexion (n.) 1 appearance, look, colouring
conceit (n.) 2 imagining, brooding, fanciful thinking
conceit (n.) 3 understanding, intelligence, apprehension
conceited (adj.) 1 ingenious, clever, well-devised
conceive (v.) 3 imagine, fancy
conclusion (n.) 2 inference, deduction, logical conclusion
condition (n.) 3 nature, state, circumstances
conduit (n.) 3 channel, outflowing, water-spout, fountain
confine (v.) 2 banish, remove, place under restriction
conjecture (n.) 3 suspicion, misgiving, evil doubt
conjoin (v.) 2 make contact, come together
conjure (v.) 1 ask solemnly, entreat earnestly, beseech
connive at (v.) look indulgently on, cooperate with
conscience (n.) 1 internal reflection, inner voice, inmost thought
conscience, in my to my mind
consent (n.) 2 opinion, feeling, counsel
consider (v.) 2 reward, recompense, requite
consider (v.) 2 reward, recompense, requite
content (adj.) 1 agreeable, willing, ready
content (adj.) 2 contented, patient, accepting, undisturbed
content (n.) 1 pleasure, satisfaction, happiness
content (v.) 1 please, gratify, delight, satisfy
continent (adj.) 1 chaste, temperate, restrained
contract (v.) 4 betrothe, engage
contrary (adj.) 1 opposite, opposing, rival
contrary (n.) 1 opposite direction, other way
cope, cope with (v.) 1 encounter, face, have to do [with], come into contact [with]
cordial (adj.) reviving, invigorating, restorative
corse (n.) corpse, dead body
counsel (n.) 2 opinion, judgement
countenance (n.) 1 demeanour, bearing, manner
counter, compter (n.) 1 round piece of metal used for counting
counterfeit (adj.) 1 pretended, feigned, sham
couples, in in pairs, leashed together
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
course (n.) 1 course of action, way of proceeding
course (n.) 2 habit, custom, practise, normal procedure
covert (n.) shelter, hiding-place, concealed spot
cozen (v.) cheat, dupe, trick, deceive
cozener (n.) cheat, deceiver, fraud
crabbed (adj.) 1 frustrating, disagreeable, unpleasant
crack (n.) 1 flaw, defect, deficiency
crack (v.) 1 sprain, tear, rupture
credent (adj.) 3 probable, likely
credit (n.) 1 credibility, believing, belief
credit (n.) 2 trust, faith, belief
crone (n.) old hag, withered old woman
cry (v.) 1 speak loudly, shout out, proclaim
cuckold (n.) [mocking name] man with an unfaithful wife
cuckold (n.) [mocking name] man with an unfaithful wife
curious (adj.) 6 worrisome, disquieting, causing anxiety
curst (adj.) 2 angry, furious, fierce
custom (n.) 3 trade, business, line of work
cutpurse (n.) pickpocket, thief, robber
cypress (n.) type of lightweight fabric, gauze cloth, crape material [when black, used in mourning]
damask (adj./n.) light-red, pink [colour of the damask rose]
dame (n.) 4 mistress of a household, lady of the house
dash (n.) 3 trace, touch, tinge
dead (adj.) 3 fatal, deadly, mortal
dear (adj.) 6 heartfelt, earnest, zealous
degree (n.) 1 rank, station, standing
delicate (adj.) 3 pleasant, delightful, congenial
delicate (adj.) 3 pleasant, delightful, congenial
deliver (v.) 1 report [to], communicate [to], tell, describe
deliver (v.) 1 report [to], communicate [to], tell, describe
deliver (v.) 1 report [to], communicate [to], tell, describe
delivery (n.) 2 account, statement, narration
derivative (n.) thing proceeding, heritage, inheritance
desert, desart (n.) 5 desolate place, wilderness
design (n.) 1 undertaking, purpose, enterprise
design (n.) 2 scheme, plan, plot
die (n.) one of a pair of dice
digest, disgest (v.) 5 endure, brook, put up with
dildo (n.) nonsense refrain in a ballad; also: artificial penis
dim (adj.) dull, pale-coloured, lacking lustre
discase (v.) 1 undress, disrobe, strip
discharge (v.) 7 eradicate, remove, get rid of
discontenting (adj.) discontented, angry, displeased
discover (v.) 1 reveal, show, make known
discover (v.) 1 reveal, show, make known
discover (v.) 1 reveal, show, make known
discovery (n.) 1 disclosure, admission, revelation
disgraced (adj.) humiliating, shamed, dishonoured
dish (v.) present on a dish, put in front of one
dishonesty (n.) 1 dishonour, shameful deed, disgraceful action
disjunction (n.) separation, division, disunion
disliken (v.) disguise, make unlike, camouflage
dismantle (v.) 3 remove an outer garment, take off a cloak
dispatch, despatch (v.) 4 hurry up, be quick
dispatch, despatch (v.) 6 send off, send messengers
dispose (v.) 4 direct, make arrangements for
disposition (n.) 2 natural temperament, normal state of mind
dispute (v.) 1 discuss, consider, deal with [a state of affairs]
dissevered (adj.) divided, split, broken
distaff (n.) device for weaving, spindle
distemper (n.) 3 bad temper, cross mood
distinguishment (n.) distinguishing, distinction, differentiation
distraction (n.) 1 perturbation, agitation, frenzied state
distraction (n.) 1 perturbation, agitation, frenzied state
divers (adj.) different, various, several
divine (n.) 2 high-priest, holy man
do (v.) 4 convey, deliver, transmit
dole, happy man be his destiny, fate, lot
dolour (n.) sorrow, grief, lamentation
double (adv.) 1 doubly, for the second time, twice over
doxy (n.) beggar's mistress, whore; sweetheart
drab (n.) harlot, slut, whore
dram (n.) 1 tiny amount, small quantity
dram (n.) 1 tiny amount, small quantity
dram (n.) 2 [small dose of] poison
draw (v.) 2 take up, receive, collect
dread (adj.) 1 revered, deeply honoured, held in awe
due (adj.) appropriate, proper, fitting
dull (adj.) 5 insensitive, incapable of sensation
dungy (adj.) dung-like; or: vile, filthy, loathsome
earnest (n.) pledge, instalment, deposit, payment in advance
easy (adj.) 2 open, receptive, amenable
embassy (n.) 1 message [especially via an ambassador]
embracement (n.) embrace, clasping, hug
encounter (n.) 3 behaviour, conduct, manner of meeting
enfoldings (n.) garments, clothes
enfranchise (v.) set free, liberate
ensue (v.) 2 befall, happen, become
entertain (v.) 2 welcome, receive kindly, treat well, show hospitality to
entertainment (n.) 2 pleasant reception, favourable welcome
entertainment (n.) 2 pleasant reception, favourable welcome
entertainment (n.) 4 treatment, attitude, disposition
estate (n.) 1 state, situation, circumstances
estate (n.) 1 state, situation, circumstances
Ethiopian (n.) negro, black-skinned person
event (n.) outcome, issue, consequence
evil (n.) 2 malady, illness, disease
excrement (n.) outgrowth [of hair]
execution (n.) 1 action, performance, doing
exercise (n.) 1 habitual activity, usual occupation, employment
exercise (n.) 2 manly sport, martial practice
exercise (n.) 4 religious practice, spiritual observance
expedition (n.) 2 prompt departure, sudden leaving
extempore (adj./adv.) 1 without preparation, improvised, for the occasion
extreme (n.) 5 outrageous behaviour, extravagance, exaggeration
extremity (n.) 1 utmost degree, greatest amount
extremity (n.) 3 utmost severity, extreme intensity, hardship
eye-glass (n.) lens of the eye
fabric (n.) building, edifice
fact (n.) evil deed, wicked act, crime
fading (n.) nonsense refrain in a ballad [with allusion to sexual energy]
fail (n.) 1 failure [to comply with], lack
fail (n.) 1 failure [to comply with], lack
fain (adv.) gladly, willingly
fair (adj.) 10 legitimate, lawful, proper
faith (n.) 1 promise, assurance, pledge
faith (n.) 1 promise, assurance, pledge
faith (n.) 1 promise, assurance, pledge
fall (v.) 1 drop, descend, let fall
false (adj.) 1 treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.) 1 treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.) 2 disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful
false (adj.) 3 sham, spurious, not genuine, artificial
false (adj.) 3 sham, spurious, not genuine, artificial
false (adj.) 4 wrong, mistaken
false (adj.) 5 defective, weak, inadequate
false (adj.) 6 illegitimate, bastard
fancy (n.) 1 love, amorousness, infatuation
fancy (n.) 4 imagination, mind, mental state
fancy (n.) 5 imagining, flight of fancy, fanciful thought
fantastical (adj.) 1 fanciful, imaginative, full of wild ideas
far (adj.) farther, more distant
fardel (n.) burden, load, bundle
fardel (n.) burden, load, bundle
fardel (n.) burden, load, bundle
fardel (n.) burden, load, bundle
fardel (n.) burden, load, bundle
fare (v.) 1 get on, manage, do, cope
fare (v.) 1 get on, manage, do, cope
fare ... well
fashion (n.) 6 kind, type, sort
fast (v.) 1 starve, stay empty, go without [food]
fault (n.) 1 sin, offence, crime
favour (n.) 1 [facial] appearance, countenance, features, looks
favour (n.) 4 friendship, good will, friendly regard
favour (n.) 9 leniency, kindness, clemency
featly (adv.) gracefully, skilfully, nimbly
fedary, federary, feodary (n.) confederate, accomplice, accessory
feeding (n.) grazing-ground, pasturage
feeling (adj.) 1 deeply felt, heartfelt, acutely sensed
fellow (v.) share in, become a partner of
fertile (adj.) abundant, profuse, rich
fetch off (v.) 2 do away with, make an end of, kill
fine (adj.) 8 sensitive, responsive, reactive
fixed (adj.) 3 painted, made fast, finished off
fixure (n.) 1 fixture, position, attitude
flap-dragon (v.) swallow like a flap-dragon
flatness (n.) completeness, absoluteness, limitless nature
flaunt (n.) finery, ostentatious clothing, trappings
flax-wench (n.) female flax worker
flayed (adj.) stripped, skinned, undressed
fond (adj.) 1 foolish, stupid, mad
fond (adj.) 1 foolish, stupid, mad
fool (n.) 1 [term of endearment or pity] dear, darling, innocent creature
foot, on 1 in employment, taking place, under way
footing (n.) 1 support, surface, foundation, foothold
footman (n.) 2 footpad, highwayman who robs on foot
forbear (v.) 1 stop, cease, desist
forbear (v.) 4 withdraw, leave, give way
force (n.) 2 physical strength, might, vigour
force, of necessarily, of necessity, whether one will or not
forced (adj.) 1 enforced, imposed, constrained
forced (adj.) 2 strained, uneasy, unnatural
forfend (v.) forbid
forked (adj.) 1 two-horned
form (n.) 7 position, rank, status
form (n.) 8 physical appearance, outward appearance
forseal (v.) [unclear usage] seal up close, forestall, prevent
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
fortune (n.) 2 wealth, possessions, substance
framed (adj.) designed, properly planned, well-prepared
franklin (n.) landowner ranking below the gentry, rich freeholder, yeoman
fraught (v.) burden, weigh down, encumber
free (adj.) 1 liberal, lavish, generous
free (adj.) 2 generous, magnanimous
free (adj.) 3 noble, honourable, worthy
free (adj.) 3 noble, honourable, worthy
free (adj.) 5 innocent, guiltless
free (adj.) 5 innocent, guiltless
free (adj.) 5 innocent, guiltless
frequent (adj.) 2 addicted, inclined, disposed
fresh (adj.) 1 young, lovely, blooming
friend, at as a friend, in friendship
fright (v.), past form frighted frighten, scare, terrify
fright (v.), past form frighted frighten, scare, terrify
fright (v.), past form frighted frighten, scare, terrify
frighted (adj.) frightened, terrified, scared
front (n.) 3 beginning, start, opening
frown (n.) 2 brow, forehead
full (adv.) 1 fully, completely, properly
furnished (adj.) equipped, fitted out, outfitted
gainsay (v.) 3 deny, renounce, disown
gainsaying (n.) denial, refusal
gait (n.) 1 manner of walking, bearing, movement
gall (v.) 1 vex, annoy, irritate
gallimaufry (n.) complete mixture, whole assembly, every sort
geld (v.), past forms gelded, gelt 1 castrate, spay
geld (v.), past forms gelded, gelt 2 deprive, strip, dispossess
generation (n.) 1 family, progeny
gentle (adj.) 1 well-born, honourable, noble
gentle (adj.) 1 well-born, honourable, noble
gentle (adj.) 2 courteous, friendly, kind
gentle (adj.) 2 courteous, friendly, kind
gentle (adj.) 2 courteous, friendly, kind
gentle (adj.) 2 courteous, friendly, kind
gentle (adj.) 2 courteous, friendly, kind
gentle (adj.) 3 refined, discriminating, sophisticated
gentle (n.) 1 [polite intimate address] dear one
gentlewoman (n.) woman of good breeding, well-born lady
gently (adv.) 1 like a gentleman, honourably, with dignity
gently (adv.) 2 generously, nobly, befittingly
gentry (n.) 3 position of gentleman, high rank
german, germane (adj.) 1 near related, closely akin
gest (n.) 2 stage [in a journey], point in time
get (v.) 1 beget, conceive, breed
get (v.) 1 beget, conceive, breed
gillyvor (n.) gillyflower, clove-scented pink
gillyvor (n.) gillyflower, clove-scented pink
give (v.) 4 consider, account, hold [in mind]
give out (v.) 2 proclaim, announce, herald
glass (n.) 1 mirror, looking-glass
glass (n.) 1 mirror, looking-glass
glass (n.) 3 [sand of the] hourglass
glass (n.) 3 [sand of the] hourglass
glib (v.) geld, castrate
glister (v.) glitter, sparkle, gleam
glistering (n.) brilliance, sparkle, shining nature
go about (v.) 1 endeavour, set to work, start trying
good deed (adv.) in truth, in reality
good night [as farewell] we bid each other a last farewell
good-faced (adj.) smooth-faced, pretty
goodly (adj.) 2 good-looking, handsome, attractive, comely
goodly (adj.) 2 good-looking, handsome, attractive, comely
gorge (n.) 1 throat, stomach
gossip (n.) 1 godparent, baptismal sponsor
grace (n.) 1 honour, favour, recognition, respect
grace (n.) 1 honour, favour, recognition, respect
graceful (adj.) 1 full of grace, virtuous, upright
gracious (adj.) 6 good, virtuous, well-behaved
graft (v.) insert, implant, make grow
grange (n.) country house, farmhouse
grave (adj.) 1 respected, revered, wise
grave (adj.) 2 important, dignified, serious
greediness (n.) eagerness, keenness, enthusiasm
green (adj.) 3 weak, undeveloped
gross (adj.) 1 plain, striking, evident, obvious
gross (adj.) 8 vile, abhorrent, wicked
gross, by / by the in large quantities, wholesale
ground (n.) 1 reason, cause, source
grow (v.) 1 arise, come into existence
gust (v.) taste; realize, know of
habit (n.) 1 dress, clothing, costume
habited (adj.) clothed, dressed, clad
hale (v.) 1 drag, pull, haul
hallow, holloa, hollow (v.) 1 shout, yell, cry out
hammer of (v.) think hard about, ponder on
hand (n.) 6 signature, written authorization
hand (v.) lay hands on, handle, have to do with
handfast, in held fast, in custody, under arrest
handsomely (adv.) 1 beautifully, elegantly, attractively
haply (adv.) perhaps, maybe, by chance, with luck
hard (adj.) 7 tough, unfeeling, unsentimental
harlot (adj.) lewd, lascivious, licentious
have (v.) 3 take, convey; or: have to do [with]
have at it let's try it, let's have a go at it
having (n.) 1 fortune, estate, means
headpiece (n.) 2 brain, intellect
heart (n.) 1 courage, spirit, valour
heat (v.) race over, speed across
heaving (n.) groan, deep sigh
heavy (adj.) 1 sorrowful, sad, gloomy
heavy (adj.) 1 sorrowful, sad, gloomy
heavy (adj.) 1 sorrowful, sad, gloomy
heft (n.) heaving, retching
hent (v.) 1 grasp, take hold of
history (n.) 2 history-play, chronicle, stage drama
hobby-horse (n.) 1 harlot, whore, prostitute
hogshead (n.) large cask, barrel [of wine]
hold (v.) 1 keep, maintain, observe
home (adv.) 1 fully, thoroughly, unsparingly
home (adv.) 3 to the end, to the finish
home (adv.) 6 [nautical] back into the ship, away from its hold
homely (adj.) 1 plain, simple, ordinary
homely (adj.) 1 plain, simple, ordinary
homely (adj.) 2 plain-looking, unattractive, ugly
honest (adj.) 1 chaste, pure, virtuous
honest (adj.) 1 chaste, pure, virtuous
honest (adj.) 1 chaste, pure, virtuous
honesty (n.) 1 virtue, chastity
honesty (n.) 1 virtue, chastity
honour (n.) 3 noble rank, position of dignity, title of renown
honourable (adj.) 1 honest, upright, dignified
hook (v.) attach, secure, make fast [as with a hook]
hoop (v.) 1 encircle, enclose, enfold
horse (v.) 2 mount, put on top of
hot (adj.) 2 enthusiastic, ardent, eager, keen
hot (adj.) 2 enthusiastic, ardent, eager, keen
hot (adj.) 4 active, vigorous
hovering (adj.) wavering, hesitating, uncertain
hox (v.) hamstring, disable, cripple
humour (n.) 1 mood, disposition, frame of mind, temperament [as determined by bodily fluids]
idle (adj.) 3 foolish, stupid, empty-headed
ignorant (adj.) 2 that keeps one in ignorance
ill (adj.) 1 bad, adverse, unfavourable
ill (adj.) 1 bad, adverse, unfavourable
ill (adj.) 2 evil, wicked, immoral
ill (adv.) 1 badly, adversely, unfavourably
ill-ta'en (adj.) [ill-taken] unfounded, unwarranted, badly grounded
image (n.) 2 effigy, statue, sculpture
immodest (adj.) 2 improper, immoderate, inordinate
impawn (v.) 1 pledge as security, put in pawn, commit
import (v.) 1 signify, mean, suggest
importance (n.) 1 import, subject-matter
importunate (adj.) persistent, pressing, insistent
imposition (n.) 3 imposed penalty, burden, weight
incense (v.) incite, urge, set on
incertain (adj.) 2 uncertain, needing guidance, in a doubtful state
incertainty (n.) uncertainty
incidency (n.) incident, event, occurrence
incident (adj.) likely to happen, applicable, natural
industriously (adv.) intentionally, deliberately, purposely
ingrateful (adj.) 1 ungrateful, unappreciative
inkle (n.) kind of linen tape, yarn
insinuate (v.) 2 behave subtly, follow an indirect route
insufficience (n.) insufficiency, inadequacy, deficiencies
intelligence (n.) 1 information, news, communication
intelligencing (adj.) spying, acting as go-between
intelligent (adj.) 2 communicative, forthcoming, candid
intention (n.) intensity, forceful purpose, powerful direction
issue (n.) 1 child(ren), offspring, family, descendant
issue (n.) 1 child(ren), offspring, family, descendant
issue (n.) 1 child(ren), offspring, family, descendant
issue (n.) 1 child(ren), offspring, family, descendant
issue (n.) 1 child(ren), offspring, family, descendant
issue (n.) 1 child(ren), offspring, family, descendant
issue (n.) 2 outcome, result, consequence(s)
issue (n.) 2 outcome, result, consequence(s)
issue (n.) 2 outcome, result, consequence(s)
issue (n.) 2 outcome, result, consequence(s)
issue (n.) 2 outcome, result, consequence(s)
issue (n.) 2 outcome, result, consequence(s)
issue (n.) 2 outcome, result, consequence(s)
issueless (adj.) childless, without an heir
jar (n.) 3 tick
justify (v.) 1 affirm, acknowledge, corroborate
justify (v.) 1 affirm, acknowledge, corroborate
justify (v.) 3 excuse, exonerate, clear
keep (v.) 1 lodge, live, dwell
kiln-hole (n.) fire-hole of a kiln, oven
kite (n.) bird of prey; thieving bird [of ill omen; also, strong term of abuse]
kite (n.) bird of prey; thieving bird [of ill omen; also, strong term of abuse]
knack (n.) trifle, knick-knack, ornament
knack (n.) trifle, knick-knack, ornament
knock (n.) hard blow, harsh stroke, buffet
known (adj.) well-acquainted, familiar to each other
lace (n.) lacing of stays, bodice-string
lam-damn (v.) [unclear meaning] beat the hell out of, thrash without pity
lame (v.) give the appearance of lameness to, make deficient [by comparison]
lamentably (adv.) mournfully, dolefully, sorrowfully
land-service (n.) military service done on land
large (adj.) 1 generous, bountiful, liberal, lavish
lawn (n.) [type of] fine linen
lawn (n.) [type of] fine linen
lay on / upon (v.) 1 set to, set about, undertake vigorously
lead (n.) 2 cauldron [of molten lead]
leave (v.) 1 cease, stop, give up
let (v.) 2 allow to stay, let remain
level (n.) 1 [archery] direct aim, target, range
level (n.) 1 [archery] direct aim, target, range
lewd-tongued (adj.) foul-mouthed, scurrilous, abusive
lie (n.) accusation of lying, charge of falsehood
liegeman (n.) vassal, subject, follower
like (adj.) 1 same, similar, alike, equal
like (adj.) 1 same, similar, alike, equal
like (adj.) 1 same, similar, alike, equal
like (adj.) 1 same, similar, alike, equal
like (adj.) 1 same, similar, alike, equal
like (adj.) 1 same, similar, alike, equal
like (adj.) 1 same, similar, alike, equal
like (adv.) 1 likely, probable / probably
like (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 (v.) 1 please, suit
like, the the same
liking (n.) 2 approving, consent, acquiescence
limber (adj.) limp, floppy, weak
limit (n.) 1 prescribed time, fixed period
list (v.) 2 listen
list (v.) 4 care, choose, desire
litter (v.) [comparing humans to animals] bring forth, be born
living (n.) possessions, means of support, livelihood
lonely (adj.) isolated, secluded, standing apart
look (v.) 2 find, seek, look for
look up (v.) be cheerful, take courage
look upon (v.) 1 turn towards, look in the direction of
lording (n.) 1 young lord, young gentleman
losel, lozel (n.) worthless fellow, rogue, scoundrel
loss (n.) 1 perdition, destruction
lost (adj.) 1 ruined, perished, destroyed
loud (adj.) 4 windy, stormy, blustery
low (adj.) 1 humble, lowly, inferior
lune (n.) frenzied fit, tantrum, mad outburst
lusty (adj.) 1 vigorous, strong, robust, eager
make good 1 justify, vindicate, confirm
make up (v.) 2 contribute, add up, help to produce
maliciously (adv.) violently, virulently, ragingly
mankind (adj.) man-like, mannish
mannerly (adj.) 1 well-mannered, courteous, genteel
mar (v.) ruin, harm, injure, damage
marble (adj.) enduring, solid [as marble]
mark (n.) 4 notable sight, object of serious attention
mark (v.) 1 note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
mark (v.) 1 note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
mark (v.) 1 note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
mark (v.) 1 note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
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]
mart (v.) 1 do business, bargain, make a deal
marvel (n.) astonishment, amazement, surprise
matter (n.) 1 subject-matter, content, substance
matter (n.) 1 subject-matter, content, substance
matter (n.) 3 stuff, soul, substance
matter (n.) 4 affair(s), business, real issue
matter (n.) 4 affair(s), business, real issue
matter (n.) 4 affair(s), business, real issue
matter (n.) 5 reason, cause, ground
mean (adj.) 1 of low rank, inferior in position, less important
mean (adj.) 1 of low rank, inferior in position, less important
mean (n.) 1 means, way, method
mean (n.) 11 middle-part singer, tenor, alto
mean (v.) 1 intend, purpose, mean to act
measure (n.) 8 slow stately dance, graceful movement
medal (n.) miniature portrait, pendant, charm
medicine (n.) 2 physician, doctor
meet (adj.) 1 fit, suitable, right, proper
mend (v.) 1 amend, improve, make better, put right
mere (adj.) 1 complete, total, absolute, utter
mere (adj.) 1 complete, total, absolute, utter
mere (adj.) 1 complete, total, absolute, utter
mess (n.) 2 small group of people eating together
mess (n.) 2 small group of people eating together
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
methinks(t), methought(s) (v.) it seems /seemed to me
methinks(t), methought(s) (v.) it seems /seemed to me
mind (v.) 2 put in mind, remind
mingle (v.) join, unite, combine
mirth (n.) 1 merry-making, pleasure-seeking
missingly (adv.) by being aware of absence, with a sense of loss
mo, moe (adj.) more [in number]
mock (v.) 2 imitate, mimic, copy
moiety (n.) 1 share, portion, part
moiety (n.) 2 half, equal share
mort (n.) death, dying moment
mortal (adj.) 1 fatal, deadly, lethal
motion (n.) 11 puppet-show
moved (adj.) 1 upset, agitated, distressed
muddy (adj.) 3 dull-witted, muddle-headed
nature (n.) 5 personality, innate disposition, character
nature (n.) 6 natural order, ungoverned state, way of the world [often personified]
naught, nought (n.) 1 nothing
nayward (n.) contrary, denial, disbelief
neat (adj.) 3 clean, spotless, smart
neat (n.) ox, cow, cattle
neat-herd (n.) cowherd, cattleman
neb (n.) mouth, beak
necessity (n.) 2 unavoidable event
negative (adj.) denying, refusing to believe
next (adj.) nearest, shortest, most direct
none of you, will have nothing to do with
note (n.) 1 attention, notice, regard
note (n.) 1 attention, notice, regard
note (n.) 4 sign, mark, token
note (n.) 8 list, record, roll
noted (adj.) 1 recognizable, well-known, familiar
nothing (n.) 3 insignificance, unimportance, triviality
occasion (n.) 1 circumstance, opportunity
offer (v.) 2 dare, presume, venture
office (n.) 1 task, service, duty, responsibility
office (n.) 1 task, service, duty, responsibility
office (n.) 1 task, service, duty, responsibility
office (n.) 5 service, sympathy, kindness
office (n.) 5 service, sympathy, kindness
office (n.) 5 service, sympathy, kindness
officed (adj.) 2 playing a role, having a function
officious (adj.) 2 obliging, attentive, diligent
oft (adv.) often
oft (adv.) often
oft (adv.) often
oil (n.) 1 [vat of] boiling oil
open (v.) 1 reveal, uncover, disclose
order (n.) 4 injunction, command, dictate
out (adv.) 1 in error, at fault, wrong
over (adj.) observing, overseeing, spying
overcharged (adj.) 1 overburdened, overtaxed, overwrought
over-dyed (adj.) dyed over with another colour
overshade (v.) overshadow, cast a gloom over
overture (n.) 1 disclosure, revelation
overween (v.) 2 presume, venture, take the liberty
owe (v.) 1 own, possess, have
pace (v.) 3 move on, proceed, pass on
paddle (v.) toy [with], play wantonly [with], fondle
painting (n.) 2 paint, pigment, colour
pale (n.) 3 paleness, pallor [of the cheeks]
pander, pandar (n.) pimp, procurer, go-between
pantler (n.) servant in charge of the bread, pantryman
parcel (n.) 1 part, piece, portion, bit
part (n.) 1 quality, attribute, gift, accomplishment [of mind or body]
part (v.) 2 divide, share, split up
partake (v.) 1 make known, impart, communicate
party (n.) 4 participant, accessory, supporter
party (n.) 4 participant, accessory, supporter
pash (n.) head
passage (n.) 1 incident, occurrence, event, happening
passing (adv.) very, exceedingly, extremely
passion (n.) 4 fit of anger, feeling of rage
pastoral (n.) pastoral play, theatrical event on a rural theme
pate (n.) head, skull
pattern (v.) 1 parallel, match, equal
pawn (n.) pledge, surety, forfeit
pawn (v.) stake, pledge, risk
peer (v.) 1 appear, come into sight
peer out (v.) peep out, show oneself
perchance (adv.) 1 perhaps, maybe
perchance (adv.) 1 perhaps, maybe
perdition (n.) 1 ruin, destruction, devastation
perfect (adj.) 2 certain, definite, positive
pertain (v.) belong, have a right
pettitoes (n.) trotters, feet
petty (adj.) 2 minor, subordinate, inferior
physic (n.) 1 medicine, healing, treatment
physic (v.) 1 cure, correct, dose with medicine
picture (n.) 2 likeness, image, imitation
picture (n.) 4 scene, visible position, conspicuous place
piece (n.) 1 work (of art), creation
piece (n.) 2 specimen, masterpiece
piece (n.) 5 creature, individual, person, woman
piece (v.) 1 add to, join to, augment
piece up (v.) add to, make up, parcel up
piedness (n.) diverse colouring, multi-coloured character
pinch (v.) 6 take, squeeze, press
pinched (adj.) tortured, tormented; or: distressed, afflicted; or: reduced to nothing
place (n.) 1 position, post, office, rank
place (n.) 1 position, post, office, rank
place (n.) 3 dignity, honour, privilege
placket (n.) 1 petticoat, apron
placket (n.) 1 petticoat, apron
play (v.) 2 play with, amuse oneself with
pleasant (adj.) 2 merry, festive, jolly
point (n.) 2 (usually plural) tagged lace [especially for attaching hose to the doublet]
point forth (v.) indicate, suggest, allude to
poking-stick (n.) rod for stiffening the folds of a ruff
pomander (n.) perfumed ball; or: case containing perfumed substances
ponderous (adj.) weighty, substantial, profound
post (n.) 1 express messenger, courier
post, in in haste, at top speed
postern (n.) entrance, side gate, back door
postern (n.) entrance, side gate, back door
postern (n.) entrance, side gate, back door
power (n.) 3 authority, government
power (n.) 8 faculty, function, ability
power (n.) 9 (usually plural) gods, deities, divinities
power (n.) 9 (usually plural) gods, deities, divinities
practice (n.) 1 scheme, plot, stratagem, intrigue
practised (adj.) studied, well-versed, accomplished
prank (n.) 1 outrageous deed, excessive behaviour
prank up (v.) dress up, deck out, bedeck
prate (v.) prattle, chatter, blather
prating (adj.) prattling, chattering, blathering
predominant (adj.) [astrology] in the ascendant, ruling
preferment (n.) advancement, promotion
prefixed (adj.) fixed, settled, prearranged, decided in advance
pregnant (adj.) 4 meaningful, compelling, convincing
preposterous (adj.) 3 malapropism for ‘prosperous’
present (adj.) 3 imminent, impending, approaching
present (n.) 1 present time, immediate moment, matter in hand
presently (adv.) 1 immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.) 1 immediately, instantly, at once
press (v.) 3 oppress, burden, weigh down
pretence (n.) 1 plan, design, intention, purpose
prig (n.) [slang] thief, crook, tinker
principal (n.) 1 person chiefly responsible, leading practitioner
print (n.) imprint, image, stamped impression
prize (v.) 2 think nothing of, care nothing for
process-server (n.) officer who serves a summon
profess (v.) 2 undertake, pledge
profess (v.) 5 profess friendship, declare attachment
professor (n.) adherent, devotee, professing Christian
prognostication (n.) 2 weather forecast in the almanac
proof (adj.) 2 unmoved, impervious, indifferent
proper (adj.) 2 very, own
prove (v.) 1 test, try out, make trial [of]
publish (v.) 3 denounce in public, vilify, show up
pugging (adj.) [unclear meaning] pulling, thieving, pilfering
purblind (adj.) 2 blind
purgation (n.) 2 acquittal, clearing away of guilt
purge (v.) 1 cleanse, purify, get rid of impurities [in]
purge (v.) 2 expel, get rid of, flush out
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 2 point at issue, matter in hand
purpose (v.) 1 intend, plan
purpose (v.) 1 intend, plan
purpose, to effectively, to any effect
push (n.) 6 climactic moment, critical time
push (v.) strike, press hard, thrust
put apart (v.) dismiss, send away
put forth (v.) 4 be in evidence, emerge, be displayed
put to (v.) 2 go to work, have sex
put to it put to the proof, make trial of
putter-on (n.) instigator, inciter, agitator
qualified (adj.) 2 of such quality, of such a nature, fitting
qualify (v.) 2 appease, pacify, calm down
queen (v.) act as a queen, aspire to being a queen
question (n.) 2 point at issue, problem, business
question (n.) 5 questioning, interrogation, examination
question (n.) 6 conversation, discourse, piece of talk
quick (adj.) 4 sharp, keen, alert
quick (adv.) alive
race (n.) 7 [of ginger] root
raise (v.) 1 rouse, excite, incite
raisins of the sun sun-dried grapes
rank (adj.) 4 gross, outlandish, coarse
rare (adj.) 1 marvellous, splendid, excellent
rare (adj.) 1 marvellous, splendid, excellent
rare (adj.) 1 marvellous, splendid, excellent
rare (adj.) 2 unusual, striking, exceptional
rare (adj.) 2 unusual, striking, exceptional
rare (adj.) 2 unusual, striking, exceptional
rare (adj.) 2 unusual, striking, exceptional
rarely (adv.) 2 exceptionally, outstandingly, unbelievably
rash (adj.) 1 sudden, quickly acting, operating immediately
reason (n.) 3 reasonable view, sensible judgement, right opinion
received (adj.) 2 fashionable, accepted as a norm, generally adopted
recoil (v.) 3 go back in time, return in memory
recover (v.) 1 revive, restore to health
recreation (n.) 3 refreshment, pastime, diversion
refer (v.) 1 entrust, commit, commend
rehearse (v.) 1 relate, recount, give an account of
relation (n.) 1 report, account, narration
relation (n.) 1 report, account, narration
relation (n.) 1 report, account, narration
relish (v.) 3 be acceptable, find favour
relish (v.) 4 appreciate, like, approve of
remember (v.) 1 remind, bring to someone's mind
remembrance (n.) 1 memory, bringing to mind, recollection
remembrance (n.) 1 memory, bringing to mind, recollection
remembrance (n.) 1 memory, bringing to mind, recollection
remembrance (n.) 1 memory, bringing to mind, recollection
removed (adj.) 1 remote, secluded, further away
removedness (n.) absence [from court], nonattendance
repair (n.) 1 restoration, renewal, recovery
replenished (adj.) complete, perfect, consummate
require (v.) 5 deserve, merit, justify
resolve (v.) 4 decide, make up one's mind
resolved (adj.) 1 determined, settled, decided
respecting (prep.) 1 in comparison with
retired (adj.) 1 withdrawn, secluded, cloistered
retired (adj.) 2 retiring, reserved, withdrawn
revolted (adj.) 2 faithless, disloyal, inconstant
rheum (n.) 3 catarrh, headcold, coughing and spluttering
richly (adv.) 2 abundantly, fully, amply
rift (v.) split, cleave, rend apart
right (v.) set right, vindicate, give redress
ripe (adj.) 4 properly considered, fully thought out
rough (adj.) 6 hairy, shaggy
round (v.) 2 become round, grow to full form [in pregnancy]
rover (n.) wanderer, vagabond
royalty (n.) 1 majesty, royal highness
sad (adj.) 1 serious, grave, solemn
sad (adj.) 1 serious, grave, solemn
sad (adj.) 1 serious, grave, solemn
saffron (n.) 1 orange-red dye [for colouring some types of food or drink]
said, I / you have finished speaking, had one's say
sainted (adj.) 2 made a saint, from heaven
saltier (n.) malapropism for ‘satyr’
satisfaction (n.) 1 removal of doubt, resolved state of mind
savage (adj.) 1 fierce, ferocious, wild
savour (n.) 1 scent, fragrance, smell
savour (n.) 2 smell, stench, stink
scandal (n.) 2 disgraceful reputation, scandalous imputation
scape, 'scape (n.) 2 escapade, fling, sexual wrongdoing
scarce (adv.) 1 scarcely, hardly, barely, only just
scene (n.) 1 play, drama, performance
scene (n.) 1 play, drama, performance
scion (n.) shoot, graft, limb
scour (v.) 3 go in haste, move quickly, hurry long
seal (v.) 7 [unclear usage] seal up close, forestall, prevent
second (n.) 1 supporter, helper, champion
seeing (n.) appearance, observing, beholding
seeming (adj.) apparent, convincing in appearance
seeming (n.) 1 appearance, look, aspect
seeming (n.) 1 appearance, look, aspect
self-born (adj.) selfsame, identical
sennight, se'nnight, seven-night (n.) [seven night] week
sense (n.) 5 mind, power of reason, wits
senseless (adj.) 2 unconscious, insensible, oblivious
session, sessions (n.) judicial assembly, trial, court
session, sessions (n.) judicial assembly, trial, court
settled (adj.) 1 calm, steadfast, composed
settled (adj.) 4 deep-rooted, firmly implanted
several (adj.) 1 separate, different, distinct
several (adj.) 1 separate, different, distinct
several (adj.) 2 various, sundry, respective, individual
several (n.) 2 (plural) individuals, persons
she (n.) lady, woman, girl
she (n.) lady, woman, girl
sheepcote (n.) building where sheep shelter
sheep-hook (n.) shepherd's crook
shipboard, to on board ship
shoot (n.) 2 outgrowth, offshoot, sprouting
shore (v.) 1 put ashore, return to the land
shrewdly (adv.) 1 seriously, mightily, very much
side (n.) frame, compass, limit
silly (adj.) 4 simple, lowly, humble
simple (adj.) 1 common, ordinary, average, humble
singular (adj.) unmatched, preeminent, outstanding
singularity (n.) 2 rarity, curiosity, noteworthy object
sip (v.) drink, propose a toast
sir (n.) 1 man, person, individual
sir (n.) 2 gentleman, lord, gallant, master
sitting (n.) meeting, audience, interview
size (n.) 1 kind, type, length
skill (n.) 1 cause, reason, ground
skill (n.) 2 discernment, discrimination, capacity to perceive
sleepy (adj.) 1 sleep-inducing, soporific
sleevehand, sleeve-hand (n.) sleeve cuff, wristband
slip (n.) 1 seedling, sprig, shoot, cutting
slip (n.) 1 seedling, sprig, shoot, cutting
slippery (adj.) 2 faithless, unchaste, difficult to hold on to
sluice (v.) send water through, draw water from; screw
smutch (v.) smudge, dirty, blacken
sneaping (adj.) nipping, biting, sharp
soaking (adj.) quick to absorb, ready to assimilate
so-forth (n.) such-and-such, you know what
softly (adv.) slowly, gently
softly (adv.) slowly, gently
solely (adv.) 2 alone, by oneself
something (adv.) 1 somewhat, rather
something (adv.) 1 somewhat, rather
something (adv.) 1 somewhat, rather
something (adv.) 1 somewhat, rather
something (adv.) 1 somewhat, rather
something (adv.) 2 a little, to some extent
something (adv.) 2 a little, to some extent
sooth (adv.) truly
sooth (adv.) truly
sooth (n.) 1 truth
sore (adv.) 1 seriously, greatly, very much
sorely (adv.) 1 severely, intensely, very greatly
sorrow (n.) mourning, lamentation
sorry (adj.) 1 sorrowful, painful, sad, pitiable
sovereignly (adv.) supremely, outstandingly, superlatively
spare (v.) 2 avoid, shun, keep away from
speed (n.) 3 fate, lot, fortune
spice (n.) touch, trace, dash
sport (n.) 1 recreation, amusement, entertainment
sport (v.) 2 amuse, entertain, divert
spotted (adj.) 1 stained, blemished
sprightly, spritely (adv.) cheerfully, merrily, in a lively way
springe (n.) snare, trap
sprite, spright (n.) 1 spirit, ghost, supernatural being
square (n.) 3 square piece of material covering the chest, embroidered breast-piece
square (v.) 5 rule, direct, influence
square (v.) 5 rule, direct, influence
square, by the accurately, exactly, with great precision
squash (n.) 2 youngster, youth
squire (n.) 2 lad, fellow, youngster
stale (adj.) 3 worn-out, hackneyed, faded
stand for (v.) 1 defend, uphold, protect, support
stand upon (v.) 1 make an issue of, insist upon, bother about
standing (n.) 1 continuing existence, duration
starred (adj.) born under a star
start (v.) 1 jump, recoil, flinch
state (n.) 12 welfare, well-being, prosperity
stay (v.) 2 linger, tarry, delay
stay (v.) 7 detain, confine, keep
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.) 2 ever, now [as before]
stomacher (n.) piece of clothing used by women under their bodice to help cover the chest
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
strain (v.) 5 transgress, go beyond, exceed
straited (adj.) at a loss, nonplussed, hard put
strangely (adv.) 2 as a stranger, as a foreigner
strangle (v.) quench, eclipse, stifle
straw (n.) trivial matter, trifle
stretch-mouthed (adj.) wide-mouthed
strike (v.), past form stroke 2 beat, sound, strike up
strike (v.), past form stroke 5 have an evil influence, do harm
strumpet (n.) harlot, prostitute, whore
studied (adj.) 1 deliberate, carefully planned, intentional
stuffed (adj.) 1 full, complete, proven, stored up
stupefied (adj.) lacking the ability to feel, grown insensible
subject (n.) 1 subjects, people [of a state]
success (n.) 3 succession, lineage, inheritance
suddenly (adv.) 1 immediately, at once, without delay
sufficiency (n.) competence, ability, capability
suit (n.) 1 formal request, entreaty, petition
suit (n.) 1 formal request, entreaty, petition
summer (adj.) joyful, pleasant, happy
sup (v.) 1 have supper
superstitiously (adv.) paying special attention; or: with irrational belief
surprise (v.) 3 astonish, bewilder, perplex
swain (n.) 2 rustic, country person, shepherd
swain (n.) 2 rustic, country person, shepherd
swain (n.) 3 man, youth, young fellow
swain (n.) 3 man, youth, young fellow
swain (n.) 3 man, youth, young fellow
swear over (v.) [unclear usage] swear in opposition to, disavow, deny
sweet (adj.) 1 perfumed, scented, fragrant
sweet (n.) 5 delightful time, pleasant part
swerve (v.) go astray, err, be wrong
swoon (v.) faint
swoon (v.) faint
table-book (n.) notebook, memo pad, memorandum book
tabor (n.) type of small drum, especially used in revelling
take (v.) 5 take in, comprehend, understand
take (v.) 6 captivate, delight, enrapture
take (v.) 6 captivate, delight, enrapture
take (v.) 6 captivate, delight, enrapture
take in (v.) conquer, subdue, overcome
take up (v.) 3 occupy, fill up
tall (adj.) 1 brave, valiant, bold
tardy (v.) delay, retard, hold back
tarry (v.) 1 stay, remain, linger
tawdry-lace (n.) silk necktie, coloured neckerchief
tell (v.) 1 count out, number, itemize
temporizer (n.) delayer, procrastinator, someone who plays for time
tempt (v.) 1 try, test, make trial of
tempt (v.) 1 try, test, make trial of
tender (adj.) 3 thoughtful, considerate, solicitous
tender (v.) 1 offer, give, present
theme (n.) 2 reason for acting, ground of belief
thick (v.) thicken, make dense
think (v.) 1 realize, appreciate, understand
three-man-song (adj.) capable of singing three-part songs
three-pile (n.) costly velvet [with a pile formed from three threads]
thrift (n.) profit, advantage, gain
thriving (adj.) successful, satisfactory, auspicious
throughly (adv.) thoroughly, fully, completely
time (n.) 4 age, years
time (n.) 7 circumstance, particular occasion
time, in good 2 what a question!, how dare you!
tincture (n.) 2 colour, glow, brightness
tirra-lyra (n.) onomatopoeic representation of the sound of the lark
title (n.) 3 name, label, designation
title (n.) 3 name, label, designation
toaze (v.) tease, get out, extract
tod (v.) produce a tod [about 28 pounds] of wool
tongueless (adj.) dumb, silent, mute
touch (v.) 1 affect, concern, regard, relate to
touch (v.) 13 land at, arrive at, visit
toy (n.) 3 trinket, trifle, trivial ornament
toy (n.) 4 piece of nonsense, foolish affair
traffic (n.) 1 trade, commerce, business, merchandise
traitorly (adj.) traitorous, treacherous
treasury (n.) 1 money, wealth, riches
tremor... palpitation of the heart
trick (n.) 1 habit, characteristic, typical behaviour
trick (n.) 6 bauble, trifle, whim
troll-my-dame (n.) type of game in which balls are rolled [trolled] through hoops
troth-plight (adj.) engaged, betrothed
troth-plight (n.) engagement, act of betrothal
true (adj.) 4 honest, upright, law-abiding
true (adj.) 5 reliable, trustworthy, dependable
trumpery (n.) fancy garments, showy rubbish, worthless finery
trunk (n.) body, form, frame
try (v.) 2 put to the test, test the goodness [of]
try (v.) 3 contest, decide, fight out
tuft (n.) 1 clump, small group, thicket
tug (v.) contend, vie, strive in opposition
tumble (v.) 1 have sexual intercourse with
turn back (v.) 1 redound, lead, come back
turtle (n.) turtle-dove, lover
twinned (adj.) indistinguishable, identical, closely linked
unbraided (adj.) untarnished, not shop-soiled, new
unbreeched (adj.) not dressed in breeches
unclasp (v.) reveal, display, divulge
uncurrent (adj.) 2 exceptional, aberrant, out of the ordinary
undergo (v.) 1 undertake, carry out, perform
undescried (adj.) unseen, unobserved, undiscovered
undo (v.) 1 ruin, destroy, wipe out
undo (v.) 1 ruin, destroy, wipe out
undo (v.) 2 bring to naught
undone (adj.) ruined, destroyed, brought down
undone (adj.) ruined, destroyed, brought down
uneasy (adj.) 1 not easy, hard, difficult
unfold (v.) 1 display, reveal, show
unfurnish (v.) deprive, divest, take away
ungentle (adj.) 3 harsh, violent, cruel
ungentle (adj.) 3 harsh, violent, cruel
unintelligent (adj.) oblivious, unaware, ignorant
unjust (adj.) 1 dishonest, untrustworthy, crooked
unpathed (adj.) uncharted, unexplored, untravelled
unroll (v.) strike off the roll, remove from the list
unspeakable (adj.) indescribable, inexpressible, beyond description
unsphere (v.) remove [a star] from its sphere
unthought-on (adj.) unexpected, unforeseen, fortuitous
unthrifty (adj.) 2 wasteful of the chance to increase
untried (adj.) unexamined, unexplored, not ascertained
utter (v.) 1 emit, exhale, discharge
utter (v.) 2 offer for sale, dispense, make available
valley (n.) indentation, hollow [e.g. in the upper lip, or beneath the lower lip]
vast (n.) 1 great expanse, immense space, waste
verily (adv.) in truth, truly, indeed
verily (adv.) in truth, truly, indeed
verily (adv.) in truth, truly, indeed
very (adj.) 1 [intensifying] thorough-going, absolute
vessel (n.) body, frame
vial (n.) phial, small bottle, flask
vice (v.) force, constrain, press hard
vilely, vildly (adv.) shamefully, wretchedly, meanly
villain (n.) 2 scoundrel, rogue, rascal
violent (adj.) 2 rushed, hasty, impetuous
virginal (v.) move the fingers up and down [as if playing a virginal]
visage (n.) 1 face, countenance
visage (n.) 1 face, countenance
vision (n.) sight, object of sight, display
visitation (n.) 1 visit
vulgar (n.) 1 common people, ordinary folk
waft (v.) 3 turn derisively, direct scornfully
waggon, wagon (n.) carriage, coach
wake (n.) 1 festival, revel, fete
want (v.) 1 lack, need, be without
want (v.) 1 lack, need, be without
want (v.) 3 fall short [of], be deficient [in]
want (v.) 4 require, demand, need
want (v.) 4 require, demand, need
wanton (adj.) 1 carefree, light-hearted, frolicsome, playful
wanton (v.) play, sport, frolic
ward (n.) 1 [fencing] defensive posture, parrying movement
warden (adj.) made from a variety of baking pear
warp (v.) 5 reduce, shrink, lessen
warrant (v.) 1 assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
warrant (v.) 1 assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
warrant (v.) 1 assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
warrant (v.) 3 act as a pledge for, give an assurance about
wearing (n.) 1 clothing, dress, garments
web and the pin, pin and web disease of the eye, cataract
weed (n.) 1 (plural) garments, dress, clothes
weigh (v.) 2 consider, take into account
weigh (v.) 2 consider, take into account
welkin (adj.) heavenly blue
well (adv.) 3 in a state of happiness, in bliss
well to live (adj.) well-to-do, well-off, prosperous
wench (n.) girl, lass
wench (n.) girl, lass
wench (n.) girl, lass
wench (n.) girl, lass
westward (adv.) over in the west, in the west country
wether (n.) sheep, ram
whistle (v.) whisper, speak in private
whistle, go carry on to no purpose, waste [one's] time
whoo-bub (n.) hubbub, confused yelling
wild (adj.) 2 rash, reckless, careless
wilful-negligent (adj.) deliberately negligent, at fault for being too negligent
wink (n.) 1 closing of the eyes, shutting, sleep
wink (n.) 2 blink
wink (v.) 1 shut one's eyes
wit (n.) 1 intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
wit (n.) 4 cunning plan, ingenious design
with (prep.) 2 by
without-door (adj.) outward, surface, public
wont (v.) be accustomed, used [to], be in the habit of
work (v.), past form wrought 3 affect, stir, act upon
worn (adj.) worn out, exhausted, spent
worship (n.) 2 honour, distinction, repute
worst (n.) 1 weakest, least powerful
worth (n.) 3 rank, standing, dignity
worthy (adj.) 1 of worth, of value, deserving
wot (v.) 1 learn, know, be told
wrack (v.) 1 wreck, shipwreck, lose at sea
yeast (n.) foam, froth, spume
yellow (n.) 1 [colour of] jealousy
   
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