Henry VIII


 
 
 
 
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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 VIII

abhor (v.) 3 reject, protest against, refuse
abject (adj.) mean-spirited, despicable, contemptible
able (adj.) 2 strong, vigorous, powerful
abode (v.) predict, forebode, portend
abound (v.) be wealthy, prosper, thrive
abroad (adv.) 3 away from home, out of the house
abuse (v.) 4 demean, do wrong to, dishonour
accuse (v.) object to, find fault with, impugn
admiration (n.) 1 amazement, astonishment, wonder
advertise, advertize (v.) 1 make aware, inform, notify; warn
advise, avise (v.) 2 warn, counsel, caution
advise, avise (v.) 2 warn, counsel, caution
advise, avise (v.) 3 inform, be aware, apprise
affect (v.) 5 cultivate, aim at, seek out
affect (v.) 5 cultivate, aim at, seek out
affection (n.) 2 emotion, feeling
age (n.) 2 mature years, old age
ague (n.) fever, sickness, shaking [as caused by a fever]
allay (v.) 1 subside, abate, diminish, quell
allay (v.) 1 subside, abate, diminish, quell
allege (v.) advance, produce, bring forward
alleged (adj.) cited in court, proposed, offered
allegiant (adj.) loyal, faithful, stemming from allegiance
allowance (n.) 2 permission, approval, sanction
allowed (adj.) 1 approved, acknowledged, granted
amazed (adj.) dumbfounded, stunned, thunderstruck, overwhelmed
anon (adv.) 1 soon, shortly, presently
anon (adv.) 1 soon, shortly, presently
anon (adv.) 1 soon, shortly, presently
anon (adv.) 1 soon, shortly, presently
anon (adv.) 1 soon, shortly, presently
answer (n.) 2 interrogation, cross-examination, appearance in court, trial
appliance (n.) 1 remedy, cure, treatment
appointment (n.) 3 order, direction, arrangement
approbation (n.) 1 expression of approval, pleasurable confirmation, ready sanctioning
approve (v.) 1 prove, confirm, corroborate, substantiate
apt (adj.) 2 prompt, quick, ready
argue (v.) 2 examine, discuss the pros and cons of
arrogancy (n.) arrogance
art (n.) 1 knowledge, learning, scholarship, science
article (n.) 1 clause, term, provision
aspect (n.) 1 [of a human face] look, appearance, expression
aspect (n.) 3 gaze, look
attach (v.) 1 arrest, seize, apprehend
attach (v.) 3 arrest, seize by warrant
attainder (n.) 1 accusation, allegation, denunciation
attend (v.) 1 await, wait for, expect
attend (v.) 1 await, wait for, expect
attend (v.) 2 serve, follow, wait [on/upon]
attend (v.) 2 serve, follow, wait [on/upon]
attend (v.) 3 serve at court, wait on royalty
attend (v.) 4 accompany, follow closely, go with
attend (v.) 4 accompany, follow closely, go with
attend (v.) 7 listen [to], pay attention [to]
audit (n.) account, reckoning [especially: in the face of God]
aught (n.) anything, [with negative word] nothing
aught (n.) anything, [with negative word] nothing
aught (n.) anything, [with negative word] nothing
avaunt (n.) order to be gone, farewell
avoid (v.) 2 leave, quit, clear out [of]
bait (v.) 3 drink, take refreshment
banquet, banket (n.) 1 refreshments, light meal, dessert
banquet, running light meal taken hurriedly, quickly served repast
banquet, running light meal taken hurriedly, quickly served repast
base (adj.) 1 dishonourable, low, unworthy
base (adj.) 2 low-born, lowly, plebeian, of lower rank
baseness (n.) 4 lowly activity, contemptible work
bay (n.) 3 leaf of the bay-tree [used as a herb; symbol of triumph]
beadle (n.) 1 parish constable
bear (v.), past forms bore, borne 1 behave, look, conduct [oneself]
bearer (n.) possessor, owner, holder
become (v.) 1 be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
become (v.) 2 grace, honour, dignify
beholding (adj.) beholden, obliged, indebted
beholding (adj.) beholden, obliged, indebted
beholding (adj.) beholden, obliged, indebted
beholding (adj.) beholden, obliged, indebted
benefit (n.) 5 quality, advantage, gift
beshrew, 'shrew (v.) 1 curse, devil take, evil befall
besmear (v.) 2 defile, sully, tarnish
bestowing (n.) 2 giving, benevolence, philanthropy
betray (v.) 3 give up, expose, lay open [especially: to punishment]
bevy (n.) 2 company [of maidens], gathering
bid (v.), past form bade 1 command, order, enjoin, tell
bid (v.), past form bade 1 command, order, enjoin, tell
big (adj.) 3 arrogant, haughty, proud
black (adj.) 3 wicked, slanderous, calumnious
bladder (n.) 3 air-filled bag
blame, to to be blamed, blameworthy
blistered (adj.) ornamented with puffs, displaying slashes to show the lining
blood (n.) 1 passion, feeling, strong emotion [especially sexual]
blood (n.) 7 nobility, breeding, gentility, good parentage
blow (v.) 6 blow up, explode on
blushing (adj.) 1 glowing, rosy-coloured, lustrous
bold (adj.) 2 overconfident, presumptuous, audacious, impudent
bold (adj.) 3 shameless, immodest, outspoken, coarse
bolden (v.) embolden, make bold, encourage
bombard, bumbard (n.) large leather wine-jug
book (n.) 1 book-learning, scholarship, erudition
bootless (adj.) useless, worthless, fruitless, unavailing
bore (v.) fool, trick, cheat
bosom (n.) 1 heart, inner person
bosom up (v.) take to heart, keep in mind
bound (adj.) 1 obliged, indebted, under an obligation
bowed (adj.) bent, crooked
brake (n.) 1 bush, thicket
brave (adj.) 2 noble, worthy, excellent
brazier (n.) brass-worker
break (v.) 2 broach a matter, speak
break (v.) 7 interrupt, break in on, cut in on
breeding (n.) 1 raising, upbringing
bring off (v.) rescue, save, deliver
broach (v.) 2 raise, introduce into conversation
broil (v.) 1 subject to great heat; also: be engaged in a struggle
broken (adj.) 2 interrupted, disturbed, disrupted
broomstaff (n.) broomstick
brother (n.) 3 fellow-councillor, close adviser
brow (n.) 1 appearance, aspect, countenance
bud out (v.) develop, spring forth, turn out
buy and sell, past form bought and sold betray, exploit, treat treacherously
buzzing (n.) rumour, busy murmuring
calm (n.) 1 calm sea
camlet, chamblet (n.) garment made of fine cloth
can (v.) 1 be skilled [in], have ability [in]
capable of 2 open to, subject to, susceptible to
carder (n.) one who combs out impurities in wool
careful (adj.) 1 anxious, concerned, worried
carriage (n.) 1 bearing, demeanour, manner of behaviour
carriage (n.) 2 conduct, management, course of action
carry (v.) 5 carry out, manage, conduct
carry (v.) 7 conduct, comport, present
cast away (v.) 1 cast off, discard, throw away
catch (v.) 4 catch the attention of, attract the notice of
cause (n.) 1 reason, motive, ground
cause (n.) 5 court case, legal action, matter before the court
censure (n.) 1 assessment, opinion, judgement, criticism
censure (n.) 2 condemnation, blame, stricture
certes (adv.) certainly, assuredly, without doubt
chafe (v.) 2 enrage, irritate, anger
chafed (adj.) enraged, irritated, angered
challenge (n.) 2 legal objection
chamber (n.) 3 piece of ordnance, cannon, gun
change (n.) 5 [dancing] round, turn
charge (n.) 7 expense, cost, outlay
chattels (n.) moveable possessions
cheer (n.) 5 mood, disposition
cheer (v.) encourage, urge on, galvanize
cherubin (n.) 2 celestial being, heavenly beauty
cheveril (adj.) flexible, yielding, pliant
chiding (adj.) noisy, brawling, tumultuous
child (n.) 2 heir, scion, inheritor
chine (n.) 1 [of meat] joint, portion, piece
choice (adj.) 1 chosen, specially worthy, excellent
choice (adj.) 2 appropriate, fitting, well-chosen
choke (v.) 3 suppress, crush, put down
choler (n.) anger, rage, wrath
choler (n.) anger, rage, wrath
cite (v.) 1 urge, call on, arouse, summon
clap (v.) 4 put smartly, place promptly, set effectively
clap (v.) 4 put smartly, place promptly, set effectively
clap (v.) 4 put smartly, place promptly, set effectively
clean (adv.) totally, absolutely, utterly
clerk (n.) 1 scholar, sage, man of learning
clinquant (adj.) glittering with gold or silver, gleaming, sparkling
close (adj.) 6 closed, shut
close (adv.) 1 closely, staying near
clubs (int.) cry calling apprentices to rally round in a fight
coarse (adj.) 1 inferior, low-quality, poor
coast (v.) 2 move in a roundabout course
cold (n.) coldness, chill
collars of esses chains made of S-shaped links [part of the insignia of knighthood]
collect (v.) 2 gather in evidence
colour (n.) 2 good ground, convincing reason, excuse
colt's tooth youthful inclinations, sportive impulses
combination (n.) alliance, league, treaty
commend (v.) 1 convey greetings, present kind regards
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
commendation (n.) 3 (plural) regards, compliments, greetings
commission (n.) 1 warrant, authority [to act]
commission (n.) 1 warrant, authority [to act]
commission (n.) 1 warrant, authority [to act]
commission (n.) 3 authoritative charge, government instruction
commission (n.) 3 authoritative charge, government instruction
commission (n.) 3 authoritative charge, government instruction
commission (n.) 5 delegation, body of officials
commit (v.) 3 send to jail, put in custody, imprison
common (n.) 1 (people) common people, ordinary citizens
common (n.) 1 (people) common people, ordinary citizens
commonalty (n.) common people, community
commotion (n.) 2 perturbation, agitation, disturbed excitement
communication (n.) discussion, conference, debate
compass (n.) 1 range, reach, limit, scope
compass (n.) 1 range, reach, limit, scope
compelled (adj.) 1 constrained, forced, of necessity
compelled (adj.) 2 enforced, involuntary, unsought
complete, compleat (adj.) 2 fully equipped, with everything present
compounded (adj.) blended, mingled, combined, made up
comptroller (n.) steward, master of ceremonies
conceit (n.) 4 view, opinion, judgement
conceive (v.) 2 think, hold an opinion
conception (n.) 1 design, plan, notion
confederacy (n.) 1 alliance, conspiracy, plot, united opposition
conference (n.) 1 conversation, talk, discourse
confidence (n.) 1 reliance, trust, faith
confident (adj.) 1 trusting, trustful, ready to confide
conformable (adj.) compliant, submissive, tractable
congee, congie (v.) 2 curtsy reverently, make a formal bow
conjecture (n.) 1 surmise, guess, supposition
conjunction (n.) 1 union, uniting, joining together
considering (n.) consideration, reflection, brooding
consistory (n.) 1 ecclesiastical court
consistory (n.) 1 ecclesiastical court
constable (n.) 1 chief officer of the royal household [in England and France]
constancy (n.) 3 persistance, perseverance, steadfastness
constant (adj.) 1 faithful, steadfast, true
construction (n.) 2 judgement, consideration, appraisal
content (n.) 1 pleasure, satisfaction, happiness
content (n.) 2 contentment, peace of mind
content (n.) 2 contentment, peace of mind
content (v.) 1 please, gratify, delight, satisfy
contented (adj.) 1 willing, ready, agreeable
continue (v.) 2 retain, carry on with, preserve
contrary (adj.) 1 opposite, opposing, rival
contrary (n.) 3 opposite side, position as adversary
convent (v.) 2 summon, call to appear, send for
cope, cope with (v.) 1 encounter, face, have to do [with], come into contact [with]
cordial (n.) restorative, stimulant, tonic
coronal (n.) coronet, circlet
countenance (n.) 2 expression, look, face
countenance (n.) 2 expression, look, face
counterfeit (n.) 1 false imitation, spurious image
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.) 1 course of action, way of proceeding
covent (n.) convent, community
crab-tree (n./adj.) crab-apple tree
crack (v.) 2 split asunder, snap
crave (v.) 1 beg, entreat, request
creature (n.) 3 dependant, servant
credit (n.) 3 reputation, name, standing, honour
crooked (adj.) 1 malignant, perverse, contrary, devious
cross (adj.) 1 perverse, contrarious, contradictory
cross (v.) 2 contradict, challenge, go against
cry (v.) 1 speak loudly, shout out, proclaim
cry out (v.) 2 be in labour
cry up (v.) show to be true, proclaim, announce in public [by]
cuckold (n.) [mocking name] man with an unfaithful wife
cuckold-maker (n.) seducer of a married woman
cum... by special licence
cure (n.) 1 charge, care, office
current (adj.) 4 acceptable, up-to-date, fashionable
dainty (adj.) 2 delicately pretty, of tender beauty
dam (n.) mother
danger (n.) damage, harm, mischief
dare (v.) 1 challenge, confront, defy
dare (v.) 3 daze, paralyse with fear, terrify
dear (adj.) 6 heartfelt, earnest, zealous
dearly (adv.) 3 grievously, at great cost
deceive (v.) 2 disappoint, frustrate, let down
decent (adj.) satisfying propriety, observing conformity
defeat (v.) 1 refute, resist
deliver (v.) 1 report [to], communicate [to], tell, describe
demand (n.) 1 question, enquiry, request
demand (v.) 1 request to tell, question, ask [about]
demi-coronal (n.) small coronet
demure (adj.) grave, serious, sober, solemn
derive (v.) 4 bring down [on], direct [to]
design (n.) 2 scheme, plan, plot
desperate (adj.) 3 disregarding, careless, reckless
determinate (adj.) 2 conclusive, definitive, decisive
device (n.) 1 plot, stratagem, trick
device (n.) 1 plot, stratagem, trick
difference (n.) 1 quarrel, disagreement, dispute
difference (n.) 8 class difference, distinction of rank
digest, disgest (v.) 5 endure, brook, put up with
discharge (v.) 3 give vent to, emit, sound off
discourser (n.) story-teller, raconteur, narrator
discover (v.) 1 reveal, show, make known
dispatch, despatch (n.) 2 prompt settlement, speedy handling
displeasure (n.) 2 being out of favour, discredit; or: discomfort, trouble
disposed (adj.) 2 directed, applied, arranged
disposing (n.) disposal, management, control
distraction (n.) 1 perturbation, agitation, frenzied state
divers (adj.) different, various, several
divers (adj.) different, various, several
divers (adj.) different, various, several
divorce (n.) 2 separating force
do (v.) 3 organize, arrange, manage
dog-days (n.) hottest days of the year [associated with the astrological position of Sirius, the Dog-star]
doing (n.) action, performance, activity
domestic (n.) servant, slave
dominion (n.) land, territory, province
double (adj.) 1 equivocal, ambiguous
doubt (n.) 3 question, difficulty, hesitation [over]
doubt (v.) 1 fear, be afraid [for], feel anxious [for]
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
due (n.) 2 justice, rightfulness, validity
duty (n.) 1 act of loyalty, expression of homage
duty (n.) 2 reverence, due respect, proper attitude
easiness (n.) 2 gentleness, kindness, indulgence
easy (adj.) 6 careless, unconcerned; or: naive, trusting
ego... my king and I
element (n.) 8 sphere of knowledge, proper comprehension
emballing (n.) investment with the orb [as a mark of sovereignty]
embracement (n.) embrace, clasping, hug
end (n.) 1 purpose, aim, design
end (n.) 1 purpose, aim, design
end (n.) 1 purpose, aim, design
end (n.) 1 purpose, aim, design
end (n.) 1 purpose, aim, design
end (n.) 6 root cause, source
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 (n.) 1 malice, ill-will, enmity
envy (n.) 1 malice, ill-will, enmity
envy, envy at (v.) 1 show malice [towards], hate, regard with ill will
equal (adj.) 1 fair, equitable, evenhanded
equal (adj.) 1 fair, equitable, evenhanded
equal (adv.) equally
estate (n.) 1 state, situation, circumstances
estate (n.) 1 state, situation, circumstances
estate (n.) 2 high rank, standing, status
estate (n.) 4 state, kingdom
even (adj.) 1 straightforward, forthright, direct
evil (n.) 1 affliction, misfortune, hardship
exaction (n.) 1 extortionate taxation, exorbitant demand
exaction (n.) 1 extortionate taxation, exorbitant demand
exaction (n.) 1 extortionate taxation, exorbitant demand
examination (n.) 1 deposition, testimony, statement
examination (n.) 1 deposition, testimony, statement
example (n.) precedent, parallel case
exceeding (adv.) exceedingly, extremely, very
exclamation (n.) 1 loud reproach, outcry, clamorous complaint
exhalation (n.) 1 meteor, shooting star
extremity (n.) 3 utmost severity, extreme intensity, hardship
eye (n.) 1 sight, view, presence
faculty (n.) function, power, capability
fail (n.) 1 failure [to comply with], lack
fail (n.) 1 failure [to comply with], lack
fain (adj.) 1 obliged, forced, compelled
fain (adv.) gladly, willingly
faint (v.) 2 make faint, depress
faith (n.) 2 constancy, fidelity, loyalty
faith (n.) 4 reliability, dependability, trustworthiness
fall (v.) 3 happen, occur, come to pass
fall off (v.) 1 withdraw, step aside, move back
fall on (v.) join a fray, attack in force
false (adj.) 1 treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.) 1 treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.) 3 sham, spurious, not genuine, artificial
false (adv.) 3 wrongly, erroneously, in error
falsehood (n.) 1 disloyalty, treachery, faithlessness
fame (n.) 2 report, account, description
fancy (n.) 4 imagination, mind, mental state
fancy (n.) 4 imagination, mind, mental state
fancy (n.) 5 imagining, flight of fancy, fanciful thought
fare ... well
fare ... well
fashion (n.) 7 title, name, character
fast (adj.) 4 locked up, firmly bolted
favour (n.) 1 [facial] appearance, countenance, features, looks
fearful (adj.) 1 timid, timorous, frightened, full of fear
feat (n.) 2 action, deed, conduct
fell (adj.) 1 cruel, fierce, savage
fetch in (v.) 2 bring in, involve
fierce (adj.) 2 wild, lively, violent
file (n.) 1 rank of soldiers, formation
file (n.) 2 register, list, roll
file (v.) 1 keep pace, stay in line
fire-drake (n.) fiery being, dragon, man with a fiery nose
fit (adj.) 1 suited, fitting, appropriate
fit (n.) 3 grimace, facial twitch
fit (n.) 5 stage, period, hours
fit (v.) 1 suit, befit, be suitable [for]
fitness (n.) 1 proper behaviour, appropriate conduct
flaw (v.) make a crack in, break, damage
flaw (v.) make a crack in, break, damage
flow (n.) flowing
flowing (adj.) bountiful, abundant, copious
fondness (n.) foolish affection, naive devotion
fool and feather foolishness and foppery [feathered plumes]
footboy (n.) boy attendant, page-boy, servant on foot [accompanying a rider],
footboy (n.) boy attendant, page-boy, servant on foot [accompanying a rider],
footing, set set foot
forbear (v.) 1 stop, cease, desist
force (v.) 4 urge, press, enforce
fore-recited (adj.) previously reported
foresaid (adj.) aforesaid
foreskirt (n.) front skirts
forge (v.) 2 cause to fashion, lead to contrive
forget (v.) 1 neglect, disregard, give no thought to
forsake (v.) 2 leave, depart [from]
forsake (v.) 2 leave, depart [from]
forsooth (adv.) in truth, certainly, truly, indeed
forsooth (adv.) in truth, certainly, truly, indeed
forward (adj.) 1 ready, eager, inclined
foulness (n.) 1 dishonesty, wickedness, bad reputation
fount (n.) spring, stream
frame (v.) 3 arrange, organize, plan
free (adj.) 3 noble, honourable, worthy
free (adj.) 4 free of worry, untroubled, carefree
free (adj.) 5 innocent, guiltless
fret (v.) 1 wear out, eat away, erode
friend (v.) 1 befriend, sustain, assist
fright (v.), past form frighted frighten, scare, terrify
front (v.) 3 march in the front rank, be in the forefront
fruitful (adj.) 3 generous, bountiful, liberal
fry (n.) 2 brood, offspring, progeny
full (adj.) 1 whole, entire, complete
full (adv.) 2 very, exceedingly, extremely
full (adv.) 2 very, exceedingly, extremely
full-charged (adj.) fully loaded
fuller (n.) cleanser and thickener of cloth
furnish (v.) 1 provide, supply, possess
furnished (adj.) equipped, fitted out, outfitted
furniture (n.) 1 furnishing, fittings, embellishments
further (adj.) 2 another
gainsay (v.) 3 deny, renounce, disown
gait (n.) 1 manner of walking, bearing, movement
gall (n.) 3 spirit of anger, venom, ability to be angry
gall (v.) 3 injure, harm, wound
gallant (adj.) 1 fine, splendid, grand
gallant (n.) 1 fine gentleman, man of fashion
gallery (n.) long large room used for walks, exercise, etc
gamester (n.) 3 fun-lover, frolicsome fellow
gap (n.) entrance, access-point, position of opportunity
gaping (n.) bawling, shouting, yelling
general (adj.) 3 joint, common, communal
generally (adv.) universally, without exception, in the eyes of all
gentle (adj.) 2 courteous, friendly, kind
gentle (adj.) 2 courteous, friendly, kind
gentle (adj.) 2 courteous, friendly, kind
gentle (adj.) 4 peaceful, calm, free from violence
gentle (adj.) 4 peaceful, calm, free from violence
gentle (adj.) 6 soft, tender, kind
gentle (adj.) 6 soft, tender, kind
gentle (adj.) 6 soft, tender, kind
gentle (adj.) 6 soft, tender, kind
gentle (adj.) 6 soft, tender, kind
get (v.) 1 beget, conceive, breed
get (v.) 2 win, gain, obtain victory in
getting (n.) 2 covetousness, acquiring things
give (v.) 5 suggest, prompt, intimate
glad (v.) 1 gladden, brighten, cause to rejoice
gladding (n.) delighting, making joyful
glean (v.) collect, scrape together, gather up
glistering (adj.) glittering, shining, sparkling
gloss (n.) 1 deceptive appearance, plausibility
go (v.) 8 be pregnant, be with child
going out (n.) expedition, journey, excursion
good (n.) 1 goodwill, goodness
goodly (adj.) 2 good-looking, handsome, attractive, comely
goodness (n.) 1 natural kindness, generosity, bounty
goodness (n.) 1 natural kindness, generosity, bounty
gossip (n.) 1 godparent, baptismal sponsor
government (n.) 2 self-control, self-discipline, moral conduct
grace (n.) 1 honour, favour, recognition, respect
grace (n.) 2 virtue, good quality
grace (n.) 2 virtue, good quality
gravity (n.) 1 respectability, authority, dignified position
grief (n.) 1 grievance, complaint, hurt, injury
grief (n.) 1 grievance, complaint, hurt, injury
grieved (adj.) aggrieved, wronged, ill-used
grievous (adj.) heavy, grave, serious
gripe (n.) 1 grip, hold, grasp
gripe (v.) clutch, grasp, seize
groom (n.) 1 servingman, servant, male attendant
groom (n.) 1 servingman, servant, male attendant
gross (adj.) 6 bad, inferior, poor
grub up (v.) dig up, uproot
guarded (adj.) ornamented, trimmed, tricked out
haberdasher (n.) dealer in small articles relating to clothing
habit (n.) 1 dress, clothing, costume
habit (n.) 1 dress, clothing, costume
habit (n.) 1 dress, clothing, costume
habited (adj.) clothed, dressed, clad
habited (adj.) clothed, dressed, clad
hand (n.) 4 handiwork, job, work
hap (n.) 3 happening, event, occurrence
happily (adv.) 2 opportunely, propitiously, with good fortune
happily (adv.) 2 opportunely, propitiously, with good fortune
happily (adv.) 3 fittingly, appropriately, aptly
happy (adj.) 1 fortunate, lucky, favoured
happy (adj.) 3 accomplished, favoured, proficient
hardly (adv.) 2 severely, harshly, badly
hard-ruled (adj.) difficult to manage, obstreperous
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]
have-at-him (n.) thrust
head (n.) 1 fighting force, army, body of troops
hearer (n.) playgoer, audience
heart (n.) 2 spirit, soul, essence
heavy (adj.) 6 tedious, tiresome, uninteresting
hedge (v.) 1 deviate from a straight path, shift direction
heed (n.) 1 consideration, care, attention
height (n.) 1 maximum, highest amount, utmost degree
high (adj.) 2 important, major, special
high (adj.) 4 proud, haughty, grand
high (adj.) 5 lofty, elevated, grand
hit (v.) 2 match, fall in [with], coincide [with]
hold (v.) 3 stand firm, continue, carry on
hold (v.) 9 withhold, hold back
hold (v.) 10 consider, regard, esteem, value [as]
honesty (n.) 1 virtue, chastity
hopeful (adj.) 1 promising, giving hope of success
hot (adj.) 4 active, vigorous
hot (adj.) 5 fast, hasty
hour (n.) 1 time, moment
hull (v.) lie, float, drift [with sails furled]
husband (n.) houskeeper, steward, domestic manager
ill (adj.) 1 bad, adverse, unfavourable
ill (adj.) 1 bad, adverse, unfavourable
ill (adj.) 1 bad, adverse, unfavourable
ill (adj.) 2 evil, wicked, immoral
ill (adj.) 2 evil, wicked, immoral
ill (adj.) 6 unskilful, inexpert, unskilled
ill (adv.) 2 imperfectly, poorly, to ill effect
illusion (n.) deception, delusion, deceit
import (v.) 5 represent, depict, indicate
incensed (adj.) inflamed, angered, enraged
indifferent (adj.) 1 impartial, unbiased, neutral
inducement (n.) 1 influential reason, persuasive cause
indurance, endurance (n.) distressing delay, hardship
information (n.) 1 item of information, piece of intelligence
innumerable (adj.) incalculable, countless, immense
insense (v.) make understand, inform
intelligence (n.) 2 spying, espionage, secretly obtained information
interpreter (n.) commentator, observer, pundit
irresolute (adj.) unresolved, undecided, unaccomplished
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.) 4 action, deed, proceeding
item (n.) 2 [legal] particular point
jade (v.) 2 deceive, dupe, make a fool of
juggle (v.) deceive, cheat, trick
justify (v.) 2 prove, confirm, demonstrate
keech (n.) lump of congealed fat
keep (v.) 4 keep up, maintain, carry on
keep your way keep going, don't stop
kind (n.) 2 manner, way, state
knave (n.) 1 scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knave (n.) 1 scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knavery (n.) 2 treachery, trap, trickery
knock it strike up
lackey (n.) 1 footman, minion, flunky
lag (adj.) 1 late-coming, last, closing
larder (n.) pantry, provision room
late (adj.) 1 recent, not long past
late (adj.) 1 recent, not long past
late (adj.) 1 recent, not long past
late (adj.) 1 recent, not long past
late (adj.) 3 former, previous
late, of recently, a little while ago
late, of recently, a little while ago
law (n.) charge, accusation, case [against]
lay (adj.) unclerical, secular, worldly
lay (v.) 1 apply, place, put
lay (v.) 1 apply, place, put
lay upon (v.) bestow on, impose on
learning (n.) 1 scholarship, learned opinion
leave (v.) 1 cease, stop, give up
leave (v.) 1 cease, stop, give up
leave (v.) 1 cease, stop, give up
leave (v.) 2 abandon, forsake, relinquish
leg (n.) 1 bending of a knee, genuflection, obeisance
legate (n.) papal representative
legatine, legative (adj.) as a legate
leisure (n.) opportunity, moment, available time
letters patent (n.) open documents issued by the sovereign which conferred an office, privilege, right, etc
level (n.) 2 line of fire
lewdness (n.) 1 foolishness, absurd behaviour
lie by (v.) settle down, lay to rest
light (v.) 2 dismount, descend, alight
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 to / unto (conj./prep.) similar to, comparable with
limbo patrum [Latin: temporary home of departed spirits between heaven and hell] gaol, imprisonment
line (n.) 8 equator
liquor (n.) 2 liquid
list (v.) 1 wish, like, please
little, in a in brief, shortly
loaden (adj.) laden, weighed down
long (v.) 1 belong, pertain, relate
look (v.) 1 expect, anticipate, hope, await the time
look on (v.) 2 observe, be a witness to
loose (adj.) 1 casual, lax, careless
loose shot marksman not attached to a company
lop (n.) [of a tree] lopped off branch
lose (v.) 1 part with, let go of, give up
lose (v.) 1 part with, let go of, give up
lose (v.) 3 lose sight of, forget
madam (n.) high-ranking lady
maiden (adj.) 2 befitting chastity
maidenhead (n.) 1 virginity
maim (v.) make powerless, undermine, subvert
main (adj.) 1 very great, major, considerable
main (adj.) 1 very great, major, considerable
main (adj.) 1 very great, major, considerable
make (v.) 2 do, perform, carry out
make (v.) 6 come, proceed, approach
make (v.) 9 give, provide
manage (n.) 1 management, handling, control [especially of a horse, as a result of training]
manor (n.) country house, mansion, estate
mark (n.) 1 target, goal, aim
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]
master-cord (n.) main sinew
mate (v.) 3 be a match for, cope with
matter (n.) 1 subject-matter, content, substance
matter (n.) 4 affair(s), business, real issue
mazed (adj.) bewildered, confused, perplexed
mean (adj.) 1 of low rank, inferior in position, less important
mean (n.) 1 means, way, method
measure (n.) 8 slow stately dance, graceful movement
memorize (v.) make memorable, cause to be remembered
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
mere (adj.) 1 complete, total, absolute, utter
merely (adv.) 2 purely, for no other reason than
merely (adv.) 3 only, nothing more than
meridian (n.) highpoint, culmination, climax
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
mincing (n.) affected movement, pretentious manner
mind (n.) 1 inclination, desire, wish
mind (n.) 2 intention, purpose, intent
minister (n.) messenger, agent, servant
minister (v.) 1 provide, supply, give
miscarry (v.) 5 [of letters] go astray, fall into the wrong hands
mischief (n.) 1 catastrophe, calamity, misfortune
mischief (n.) 2 wicked action, evil deed, harmful scheme
mischief (n.) 2 wicked action, evil deed, harmful scheme
misdemean (v.) behave improperly, misconduct
mistake (v.) 1 misunderstand, take wrongly, misconceive
mistake (v.) 1 misunderstand, take wrongly, misconceive
mo, moe (adj.) more [in number]
model (n.) 1 replica, image, copy
modest (adj.) 1 moderate, reasonable, mild, limited
modesty (n.) 1 moderation, restraint, discipline
modesty (n.) 1 moderation, restraint, discipline
modesty (n.) 2 propriety, protocol, seemly behaviour
moiety (n.) 2 half, equal share
monsieur (n.) French gentleman
monstrous (adj.) unnatural, outlandish, aberrant
monument (n.) 3 tomb, burial chamber
moon, below the of this world, not spiritual
morrow (n.) morning
morrow (n.) morning
mortal (adj.) 2 human, subject to death, characterized by mortality
mortar-piece (n.) type of small high-firing cannon
motion (n.) 4 cause, prompting, provocation
motion (n.) 7 act of moving, movement, stirring
motley (adj.) in the distinctive [multicoloured] dress of a fool
mould up (v.) go to create, help to form
mount (v.) 2 cause to boil, make rise
mouth (n.) 1 utterance, expression, voice
move (v.) 3 encourage, instigate, prompt
move (v.) 6 raise an issue [with], mention a matter [to]
move (v.) 6 raise an issue [with], mention a matter [to]
moved (adj.) 2 aroused, provoked, exasperated
music (n.) 1 musicians, players
music (n.) 1 musicians, players
mutiny (n.) 2 rebellion, revolt, quarrel
mystery (n.) 3 way of behaving
naked (adj.) 1 defenceless, undefended, unarmed
naught, nought (adj.) 1 worthless, useless, of no value
naughty (adj.) 1 wicked, evil, vile
near (adj.) 2 intimate, familiar
needful (adj.) 1 necessary, needed, indispensable
neglect (v.) 2 disregard, slight, give little respect [to]
new-trimmed (adj.) newly fitted out
niggard (n.) miser, mean person, skinflint
noise (v.) rumour, spread about, noise abroad
none (adj.) no
note (n.) 2 knowledge, information, intimation
note (n.) 4 sign, mark, token
note (n.) 11 melody, tune, music, song
note (v.) 1 observe, pay attention [to], take special note [of]
nothing (adv.) not at all, in any / no way
nothing (n.) 1 [state of] nothingness, oblivion, extinction
o' (prep.) 1 of
objection (n.) 1 accusation, charge, allegation
offer (n.) offering, proposal, invitation, inducement
offer (v.) 1 attempt, start, try, make a move
office (n.) 1 task, service, duty, responsibility
office (n.) 1 task, service, duty, responsibility
office (n.) 1 task, service, duty, responsibility
office (n.) 1 task, service, duty, responsibility
office (n.) 2 role, position, place, function
office (n.) 2 role, position, place, function
office (n.) 2 role, position, place, function
office (n.) 2 role, position, place, function
office (n.) 2 role, position, place, function
office (n.) 3 officialdom, people who hold office
officious (adj.) 1 meddlesome, interfering, overzealous
oft (adv.) often
oft (adv.) often
oft (adv.) often
once (adv.) 1 once and for all, in a word
once, at (adv.) all together, jointly, collectively
open (adj.) 1 public, exposed to general view
opinion (n.) 2 reputation, character, honour
oppose (v.) 1 display, exhibit, present
order (n.) 7 rank, status
otherwhere (adv.) elsewhere, somewhere else
oui away (v.) chatter away in French
out (prep.) 3 [unclear meaning] without
out of (prep.) 1 beyond, outside
outgo (v.) 1 outdo, outstrip, surpass
outspeak (v.) far exceed, more than warrant
outworth (v.) outvalue, be more powerful than
over-great (adj.) imperious, high-handed, excessive
overmount (v.) transcend, rise above, soar higher than
overtop (v.) excel, surpass, go beyond the (normal) level of
pace (v.) 1 [horse-training] break in, teach one paces, properly train
pack (v.) 1 take [oneself] off, be off, depart
pageant (n.) show, scene, spectacle, tableau
painted (adj.) 3 feigned, counterfeit, disguised
painting (n.) 1 cosmetics, paint [for the face], beautifying
pale (n.) 1 fence, paling, enclosure
pang (v.) afflict with pangs, torture, torment
paper (v.) put down on paper, write down
paragon (v.) 1 compare, match, place side by side
parcel (n.) 1 part, piece, portion, bit
part (n.) 1 quality, attribute, gift, accomplishment [of mind or body]
part (n.) 1 quality, attribute, gift, accomplishment [of mind or body]
part (n.) 1 quality, attribute, gift, accomplishment [of mind or body]
part (v.) 1 depart [from], leave, quit
part (v.) 2 divide, share, split up
part away (v.) depart, leave
part, part of (adv.) partly, in some measure
particular (n.) 4 intimacy, personal relationship
partner (n.) co-sponsor at a christening
partner (n.) co-sponsor at a christening
pass (v.) 3 be approved [by], be ratified [by]
pass (v.) 4 advance, move on, proceed
passage (n.) 1 incident, occurrence, event, happening
passion (n.) 4 fit of anger, feeling of rage
pat (adv.) 1 neatly, opportunely, aptly
pausingly (adv.) with pauses, hesitantly, haltingly
pay (v.) 1 repay, requite, recompense
peck (v.) pitch, throw, fling
perfidious (adj.) treacherous, unfaithful, disloyal
perforce (adv.) 2 of necessity, with no choice in the matter
perforce (adv.) 2 of necessity, with no choice in the matter
period (n.) 4 end, purpose, goal
perk up (v.) make smart, deck out, spruce up
pernicious (adj.) destructive, dangerous, ruinous
perniciously (adv.) with deep loathing, to the point of destruction
phrase (v.) call, name, style
physic (n.) 1 medicine, healing, treatment
physic (n.) 1 medicine, healing, treatment
physic (n.) 1 medicine, healing, treatment
physic (n.) 1 medicine, healing, treatment
piece (n.) 2 specimen, masterpiece
pinch (v.) 1 torment, pain, torture
pinked (adj.) ornamented with perforations, pierced, scalloped
pitch (n.) 1 height [to which a bird of prey soars before swooping]
place (n.) 2 precedence, proper place
place (v.) 3 arrange the seating, find places
plainsong (n.) 1 simple straightforward melody
plate (n.) 1 special tableware, household utensils of value
play (n.) playing, performance
pleasant (adj.) 1 facetious, joking, droll
pleasant (adj.) 2 merry, festive, jolly
pluck off (v.) come down [in level of aspiration], look lower
policy (n.) 2 stratagem, cunning, intrigue, craft
porringer (n.) 2 hat shaped like a pudding basin or soup-bowl
possess (v.) 1 notify, inform, acquaint
post (n.) 1 express messenger, courier
post (v.) 1 hasten, speed, ride fast
potency (n.) power, authority, command
potently (adv.) mightily, strongly, powerfully
pound (n.) 2 (plural) sum of money
power (n.) 4 force, strength, might
power (n.) 5 exercise of power, authoritative action
power (n.) 8 faculty, function, ability
practice (n.) 1 scheme, plot, stratagem, intrigue
practice (n.) 1 scheme, plot, stratagem, intrigue
practice (n.) 2 trickery, treachery
praemunire (n.) [pron: preemyu'neeree] writ accusing someone of recognizing the power of the pope [as opposed to the sovereign]
prefer (v.) 1 promote, advance, recommend
preferment (n.) advancement, promotion
prejudice (n.) detriment, damage, misfortune
premise (n.) 2 (plural) evidence, circumstances admitted in court
presence (n.) 1 royal assembly, eminent company
presence (n.) 2 royal reception chamber
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
press (n.) 1 crowd, throng
press (n.) 1 crowd, throng
press (v.) 2 push forward, thrust, come / go boldly
pretence (n.) 2 pretext, excuse, alleged ground
prime (adj.) 2 principal, chief, foremost
prime (adj.) 2 principal, chief, foremost
primero (n.) type of gambling card game
primest (n./adj.) best, finest, most supreme
private (adj.) 1 personal, individual, particular
privily (adv.) secretly, privately, stealthily
privity (n.) participation, private knowledge
privy chamber (n.) private room, inner room
process (n.) 1 progress, course, path
prodigal (adj.) 1 wastefully lavish, foolishly extravagant
profess (v.) 1 declare, avow, affirm
profession (n.) 3 religious calling, profession of faith
professor (n.) adherent, devotee, professing Christian
promise (v.) 3 give one grounds for, lead one to expect
pronounce (v.) 1 deliver, speak, declare
proof (n.) 3 test, trial
proof (n.) 4 evidence, demonstration, testimony
proportion (n.) 1 measure, extent, degree, magnitude
proud (adj.) 1 fine, splendid, luxurious
publish (v.) 1 announce, make public, make generally known
purgation (n.) 2 acquittal, clearing away of guilt
purge (v.) 3 clear, excuse, exonerate
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (v.) 1 intend, plan
purpose (v.) 1 intend, plan
purpose (v.) 1 intend, plan
purse (n.) 2 bag containing the great seal
purse (n.) 2 bag containing the great seal
purse (n.) 2 bag containing the great seal
pursuivant (n.) royal messenger, state messenger [with power to execute warrants]
pursuivant (n.) royal messenger, state messenger [with power to execute warrants]
put off (v.) 1 dismiss, brush aside, spurn
put off (v.) 4 dismiss, lay off, make redundant
putter-on (n.) instigator, inciter, agitator
quality (n.) 1 nature, disposition, character
quarrel (n.) cause of complaint, reason for hostility, difference, claim
question (v.) 1 dispute, quarrel [over], call in question
question (v.) 1 dispute, quarrel [over], call in question
quiet (n.) calmness, peace of mind, serenity
quiet (n.) calmness, peace of mind, serenity
quit (v.) 1 rid, free, relieve
quoth (v.) said
quoth (v.) said
rail (v.) rant, rave, be abusive [about]
range (v.) 1 wander freely, roam, rove
rank (adj.) 1 growing in abundance, excessively luxuriant [often unattractively]
rank (adj.) 3 foul, festering, diseased
rankness (n.) 1 excess, abundance, profusion
rare (adj.) 1 marvellous, splendid, excellent
rare (adj.) 1 marvellous, splendid, excellent
rate (n.) 3 mode of life, style of living
rate (n.) 5 cost, expense
read (v.) 2 reckon, consider, take into account
reason (n.) 2 reasoning, argument
receipt (n.) 2 reception, receiving venue
reek (v.) 2 break into a sweat, perspire
religious (adj.) 1 devout, conscientious, scrupulous
remember (v.) 4 mention, make known
remembrance (n.) 1 memory, bringing to mind, recollection
remove (v.) go, move off, depart
repair (v.) 2 restore, renew, revive
repeat (v.) mention, speak of, utter
require (v.) 1 request, ask, beg
require (v.) 1 request, ask, beg
require (v.) 3 command, summon, demand
requite (v.), past forms requit, requited 1 reward, repay, recompense
requite (v.), past forms requit, requited 2 avenge, pay back, take vengeance on
respect (n.) 2 attention, heed, deliberation
respect (n.) 3 regard, admiration, favour, opinion
respecting (prep.) 2 with regard to, with reference to
respite (n.) 1 extent of time, time-scale
rest (v.) 1 remain, stay, stand
retain (v.) employ, take into service
revokement (n.) revoking, revocation, repeal
ride (v.) 2 manage, conduct, control
road (n.) 4 period of travel, stage
round (adj.) 2 heavy, substantial
royal (adj.) 3 generous, munificent, bountiful
rub (n.) 1 [bowls] obstacle, impediment, hindrance
rude (adj.) 3 [of wind or water] stormy, turbulent, harsh
rude (adj.) 4 uncivilized, uncultivated, unrefined
rude (adj.) 5 impolite, offensive
run (v.) 2 fall, move, come
sacring (adj.) [in the Mass] rung at the moment of consecration
sad (adj.) 1 serious, grave, solemn
sad (adj.) 1 serious, grave, solemn
sad (adj.) 1 serious, grave, solemn
sad (adj.) 1 serious, grave, solemn
sad (adj.) 1 serious, grave, solemn
sad (adj.) 1 serious, grave, solemn
sad (adj.) 1 serious, grave, solemn
sad (adj.) 1 serious, grave, solemn
sad (adj.) 3 downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
sad (adj.) 3 downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
said, well well done
salute (v.) 4 affect, act upon, excite
saucy (adj.) 1 insolent, impudent, presumptuous, defiant
schedule (n.) 2 document, paper, scroll
scruple (n.) 2 suspicion, misgiving, doubt
scruple (n.) 2 suspicion, misgiving, doubt
scruple (n.) 2 suspicion, misgiving, doubt
scruple (n.) 4 objection, difficulty, doubt
scruple (n.) 4 objection, difficulty, doubt
seal (v.) 1 confirm, ratify, approve
second (v.) 1 support, assist, reinforce
sectary (n.) 2 follower of a heretical sect
see (v.) 1 meet, see each other
seem (v.) 1 have the look [of], give the appearance [of]
seeming (n.) 2 deceptive appearance, two-faced behaviour, pretence
self-drawing (adj.) spun from within oneself
self-mettle (n.) one's own vigorous activity
semblance (n.) 1 appearance, outward show
sergeant (n.) 2 officer [in an army]
serve (v.) 6 enter into service; or: await employment
service (n.) 2 employment, situation as a servant
session, sessions (n.) judicial assembly, trial, court
set (adj.) 4 seated, sitting down
set on (v.) 2 go forward, advance, proceed
several (adj.) 1 separate, different, distinct
several (adj.) 2 various, sundry, respective, individual
shape (n.) 5 role, part [to play]
sharp (adj.) 5 ardent, keen, fervent
sharp (adj.) 7 subtle, delicate, acute
show (n.) 2 spectacle, display, ceremony
show (n.) 2 spectacle, display, ceremony
show (n.) 2 spectacle, display, ceremony
shrewd (adj.) 6 knowing, artful, smart
shroud (n.) 2 sail-rope
sick (adj.) 1 longing, pining, avid
sick (adj.) 6 envious, resentful, malicious
sick (adj.) 8 unhappy, hurt, downcast
sign (v.) 2 display, signify, advertise
silence (v.) force to remain in silence, keep under restraint
simony (n.) trading in ecclesiastical appointments
single (adj.) 1 individual, particular
single (adj.) 1 individual, particular
single (adj.) 3 poor, feeble, slight, trivial
sleek (adj.) oily, fawning, unctuous
sleep upon (v.) disregard, ignore, pay no attention to
slightly (adv.) 2 easily, with little effort
smart (n.) suffering, grief, sorrow
society (n.) 4 gathering, company, group
soil (n.) 1 blemish, stain, tarnish
something (adv.) 1 somewhat, rather
sometimes (adv.) formerly, once, at one time, previously
sooth (adj.) true
sorely (adv.) 1 severely, intensely, very greatly
sorrow (n.) mourning, lamentation
sorry (adj.) 1 sorrowful, painful, sad, pitiable
sound (adj.) 3 free from error, orthodox
sound (v.) 3 cry out, declare, proclaim
sovereignty (n.) 2 royal dignity, kingly authority
span (v.) measure out, delimit, determine
spare (v.) 5 practise economy in, be niggardly about
spavin (n.) swelling of a horse's leg-joint
speak (v.) 1 give an account of, report, describe
speak (v.) 1 give an account of, report, describe
speak (v.) 1 give an account of, report, describe
speak (v.) 1 give an account of, report, describe
speak out (v.) declare, manifest, display
speak to bear witness to, attest, support
speed (v.) 6 travel speedily, make a hasty expedition
speeding (adj.) effective, rapidly working, successful
spice (n.) touch, trace, dash
spinster (n.) domestic woman, one who stays at home spinning
spitting (adj.) piercing, penetrating, impaling
spleen (n.) 2 irritability, malice, bad temper
spleen (n.) 2 irritability, malice, bad temper
spleen (n.) 2 irritability, malice, bad temper
spleeny (adj.) hot-headed, over-emotional
spoil (v.) 2 ruin, destroy, bring to an end
spoon (n.) christening spoon [given as a gift]
spoon (n.) christening spoon [given as a gift]
sport (n.) 1 recreation, amusement, entertainment
springhalt (n.) [of horses] disease causing twitching of the hind legs
stand (v.) 2 continue, remain, wait, stay put
stand (v.) 2 continue, remain, wait, stay put
stand to (v.) 1 maintain, uphold, be steadfast in
stand under (v.) suffer, endure, bear the weight of
standing-bowl (n.) bowl standing on a pedestal
start (v.) 1 jump, recoil, flinch
starve (v.) 1 die, perish
state (n.) 1 condition, circumstances, situation, state of affairs
state (n.) 1 condition, circumstances, situation, state of affairs
state (n.) 4 splendour, magnificence, stateliness, dignity
state (n.) 4 splendour, magnificence, stateliness, dignity
state (n.) 6 kingship, majesty, sovereignty
state (n.) 8 throne, chair of state
state (n.) 8 throne, chair of state
state (n.) 9 [also: cloth of state] canopy over a chair of state
state (n.) 9 [also: cloth of state] canopy over a chair of state
state (n.) 9 [also: cloth of state] canopy over a chair of state
state (n.) 10 government, ruling body, administration
state-statue (n.) image of a statesman
stay (v.) 1 wait (for), await
stay (v.) 3 delay, defer, postpone
stay (v.) 7 detain, confine, keep
steel (n.) 2 weapon of steel, sword
stick (v.) 2 place, fix, settle
stick (v.) 7 hesitate, linger, think twice
still (adj.) 2 quiet, calm, subdued
still (adj.) 2 quiet, calm, subdued
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 2 ever, now [as before]
still (adv.) 2 ever, now [as before]
stint (v.) 2 limit, hold back, restrain
stomach (n.) 6 pride, obstinacy, stubbornness
stop (v.) 2 stop up, close (up), shut
stout (adj.) 1 brave, valiant, resolute
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
strain (v.) 4 embrace, hold, hug
strange (adj.) 1 remarkable, startling, abnormal, unnatural
strange (adj.) 4 foreign, alien, from abroad
strange (adj.) 4 foreign, alien, from abroad
strangely (adv.) 1 like a stranger, distantly, in an unfriendly manner
strangely (adv.) 3 unaccountably, surprisingly, unusually
strangely (adv.) 5 very greatly, extremely
stranger (n.) foreigner, alien, outsider
stranger (n.) foreigner, alien, outsider
stranger (n.) foreigner, alien, outsider
stranger (n.) foreigner, alien, outsider
stream (n.) current, flow, drift
stretch (v.) 2 stand upright, draw oneself up to full height
stubborn (adj.) 1 resistant, hostile, antagonistic
stubborn (adj.) 2 stiff, intractable, unyielding
studied (adj.) 1 deliberate, carefully planned, intentional
study (n.) 2 effort, endeavour
stuff (n.) 1 substance, composition, quality, essence
stuff (n.) 1 substance, composition, quality, essence
stuff (n.) 4 material, cloth
substance (n.) 2 property, wealth, possessions, treasure
suburbs (n.) (plural) parts of a city lying outside the walls [reputed for brothels and lawlessness]
succour (n.) 1 help, assistance, aid
sudden (adj.) 1 swift, rapid, prompt
sudden (adj.) 5 unpremeditated, extempore, unrehearsed
sudden, of / on / upon a / the 1 suddenly
suddenly (adv.) 2 extempore, spontaneously, off the cuff
sue (v.) 3 initiate, institute, prosecute
suffer (v.) 3 undergo, sustain, endure
sufferance (n.) 1 distress, suffering, hardship
sufferance (n.) 1 distress, suffering, hardship
suggest (v.) 1 tempt, prompt, incite
suggestion (n.) temptation, instigation, prompting towards evil
suit (n.) 1 formal request, entreaty, petition
suit (n.) 1 formal request, entreaty, petition
suit (n.) 1 formal request, entreaty, petition
suit (n.) 1 formal request, entreaty, petition
suit (n.) 1 formal request, entreaty, petition
suitor (n.) petitioner, supplicant, entreater
superfluous (adj.) 1 extravagant, wasteful, immoderate
superstitious (adj.) loving to the point of idolatry, excessively devoted
surveyor (n.) 1 superintendent, land agent, estate supervisor
surveyor (n.) 1 superintendent, land agent, estate supervisor
surveyor (n.) 1 superintendent, land agent, estate supervisor
surveyor (n.) 1 superintendent, land agent, estate supervisor
switch (n.) twig, thin shoot
sworn (adj.) 1 bound by an oath of loyalty
taint (n.) 4 corruption, infection, contamination
taint (v.) 1 sully, infect, stain
tainted (adj.) 3 disgraced, discredited, dishonoured
take out (v.) 3 lead out for a dance
take peace make peace
take up (v.) 4 keep out, block, prevent
talker (n.) someone of words but not deeds
tall (adj.) 4 long, high
tanta... so great is the integrity of our purpose towards you, most noble Queen
target (n.) light round shield
tarry (v.) 1 stay, remain, linger
tell (v.) 1 count out, number, itemize
tell (v.) 1 count out, number, itemize
temper (n.) 2 quality, constitution, condition
temperance (n.) 1 self-control, calm behaviour, moderation
temporal (adj.) secular, civil, worldly
temporal (adj.) secular, civil, worldly
tempt (v.) 1 try, test, make trial of
tendance (n.) 1 attention, care, solicitude
tender (v.) 1 offer, give, present
tender (v.) 3 rate, esteem, regard
tenor, tenour (n.) 1 substance, content, matter, drift
th' (det.) shortened form of ‘the’
theme (n.) 2 reason for acting, ground of belief
thinking (n.) thought, meditation, reflection
this, by by this time
throughly (adv.) thoroughly, fully, completely
tie (v.) 2 bring into subjection, put in bondage
tie (v.) 3 ratify, approve, authorize
time (n.) 11 time to be born, delivery
tipstaff (n.) court officer
title (n.) 3 name, label, designation
tool (n.) 2 penis
tooth (n.) 2 taste for pleasure, sweet tooth
top-proud (adj.) showing the highest degree of pride
touch (n.) 2 sense, feeling, intuition, hint
touch (v.) 3 affect, move, stir
touch (v.) 4 achieve, accomplish, attain
touch (v.) 9 stain, taint, infect
trace (v.) 2 follow on from, come from
tract (n.) 1 continuance, duration, course of events
tractable (adj.) compliant, manageable, governable
trade (n.) 1 traffic, passage, coming and going
traduce (v.) defame, slander, calumniate, dishonour
train (n.) 1 retinue, following, entourage
travail, travel (n.) 5 labour, pain of childbirth
treaty (n.) entreaty, proposal for agreement, proposition
trembling (adj.) frightening, fearful, disturbing
tribulation (n.) trouble-maker, pest, mischief-maker
trick (n.) 2 way, knack, skill
trifle (v.) 1 waste, squander, spend idly
trim (adj.) 1 fine, excellent, smart
trim (adj.) 1 fine, excellent, smart
troth (n.) 1 truth, good faith
trow (v.) 3 believe, give credence to, accept as true
true (adj.) 1 loyal, firm, faithful in allegiance
true (adj.) 1 loyal, firm, faithful in allegiance
trumpet (n.) 1 trumpeter; herald, announcer
truncheoner (n.) club-wielder, cudgel-carrier
truth (n.) 1 loyalty, allegiance, faithfulness
try (v.) 2 put to the test, test the goodness [of]
type (n.) 1 mark, sign, indication
uncontemned (adj.) unscorned, undespised
understand (v.) 3 be informed about, learn about
understand (v.) 4 use their brains
undertake (v.) 2 take charge of, have responsibility for
undeserver (n.) one who deserves nothing, unworthy person
undo (v.) 1 ruin, destroy, wipe out
undo (v.) 1 ruin, destroy, wipe out
unhappily (adv.) 1 unfavourably, censoriously, critically
unpartial (adj.) impartial, detached, neutral
unqueened (adj.) removed from the position of queen
unsatisfied (adj.) 1 unsatisfiable, insatiable
unsay (v.) take back, withdraw, retract
unsettled (adj.) 1 disturbed, troubled; also: unresolved, unfixed
unthink (v.) remove from one's thoughts
urge (v.) 5 state formally, present, propose
use (n.) 4 opportunity, benefit, advantage
use (v.) 2 treat, deal with, manage
use (v.) 2 treat, deal with, manage
use (v.) 4 present, conduct, behave
vacant (adj.) lacking, devoid, deficient
vainglory, vain-glory (n.) 1 undue vanity, unwarranted pride
value (v.) 3 consider equal in value [to]
vanity (n.) 2 foolishness, absurdity, inanity
vanity (n.) 4 trifle, folly, vain thing
vanity (n.) 4 trifle, folly, vain thing
vanity (n.) 5 fop, dandy, dude
vehemency (n.) vehemence, forcefulness, fervour
vent (v.) 1 utter, express, air, proclaim
venturous (adj.) adventurous, daring, bold
verily (adv.) in truth, truly, indeed
verity (n.) 1 truth, truthfulness, veracity
vicious (adj.) 2 blameworthy, reprehensible, shameful
virtue (n.) 8 virtuous self, honour, excellency
visage (n.) 1 face, countenance
visitation (n.) 1 visit
viva voce by word of mouth
vizard (n.) mask, visor
voice (n.) 1 vote, official support
voice (n.) 3 authoritative opinion, judgement
voice (n.) 3 authoritative opinion, judgement
voice (n.) 3 authoritative opinion, judgement
voice (n.) 3 authoritative opinion, judgement
voice (n.) 4 talk, rumour, opinion
voice (n.) 4 talk, rumour, opinion
voice (n.) 4 talk, rumour, opinion
vouch (n.) 1 formal statement, attestation, express declaration
vouchsafe (v.) 1 allow, permit, grant
vouchsafe (v.) 4 cope with, sustain, be prepared to bear
waking (adj.) awake, wakeful
wand (n.) rod, staff
want (v.) 1 lack, need, be without
want (v.) 1 lack, need, be without
want (v.) 4 require, demand, need
wanton (adj.) 1 carefree, light-hearted, frolicsome, playful
wanton (adj.) 9 merciless, cruel, pitiless
warrant (n.) 2 licence, sanction, authorization
warrant (v.) 2 authorize, sanction, license
way (n.) 7 opportunity, scope
way (n.) 8 calling, vocation, profession
ways, go thy / your 2 carry on, go ahead
weak (adj.) 1 of little worth, wanting, deficient
ween (v.) think, intend, expect, be minded
weigh (v.) 1 balance [as in scales], poise, match
weigh (v.) 1 balance [as in scales], poise, match
weigh (v.) 2 consider, take into account
weigh (v.) 2 consider, take into account
weigh out (v.) make amends for, compensate for
wench (n.) girl, lass
wench (n.) girl, lass
wench (n.) girl, lass
wench (n.) girl, lass
wench (n.) girl, lass
whisper (v.) speak secretly with, talk confidentially to
wholesome (adj.) 1 good, beneficial, advantageous
wholesome (adj.) 1 good, beneficial, advantageous
wholesome (adj.) 4 profitable, valuable, promoting well-being
whoreson (n.) [son of a whore; serious or jocular term of abuse] fellow, bastard
will (n.) 1 desire, wish, liking, inclination
will (n.) 1 desire, wish, liking, inclination
will (v.), past form would 2 command, order, direct
win (v.) 1 gain advantage [over], get the better [of]
wit (n.) 1 intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
wit (n.) 1 intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
wit (n.) 1 intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
wit (n.) 1 intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
wonted (adj.) accustomed, usual, customary
word (n.) 7 (plural) empty rhetoric, vain talk
work (n.) 1 deed, doing, action
work (n.) 2 fort, barricade
work (v.), past form wrought 9 work for, plan, try to arrange
working (adj.) moving, full of emotion
worship (n.) 1 esteem, honour, renown
worth (adj.) worthy of, deserving, meriting
wot (v.) 1 learn, know, be told
wrench (v.) twisting, sudden movement
wrong (n.) 1 dishonour, discredit, harm
yet, as yet (adv.) still
   
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