The Two Noble Kinsmen


 
 
 
 
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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 Two Noble Kinsmen

a (part.) particle used in front of a proper name, as a supportive war-cry
a (prep.) 3 variant form of ‘ in’
-a (suffix) syllable often used to make up the rhythm in a song
abatement (n.) 1 lessening, decrease, diminution
abroad (adv.) 1 in the outside world, freely at large, elsewhere, everywhere
abroad (adv.) 3 away from home, out of the house
absolute (adj.) 1 perfect, complete, incomparable
abuse (v.) 2 misuse, maltreat, treat badly, wrong
achieve (v.) 1 gain, obtain, procure
act (n.) 1 activity, action, performance
act (v.) 1 act out, perform, enact
action (n.) 2 engagement, combat, fighting
action (n.) 2 engagement, combat, fighting
advance (v.) 1 raise, lift up, upraise
advance (v.) 3 be active, go forward
adventure (n.) 1 venture, enterprise, issue, hazard
adventure, at randomly, on the spur of the moment
advertise, advertize (v.) 1 make aware, inform, notify; warn
advice (n.) 2 judgement, opinion, warning
affect (v.) 2 love, like, be fond of
affect (v.) 2 love, like, be fond of
affect (v.) 4 imitate, copy, mimic
affection (n.) 1 fancy, inclination, desire
affection (n.) 2 emotion, feeling
affection (n.) 2 emotion, feeling
affection (n.) 2 emotion, feeling
affection (n.) 4 love, devotion
affection (n.) 4 love, devotion
affection (n.) 5 object of affection
afore (prep.) 1 before, in front of
against, 'gainst (prep.) 5 contrary to
against, 'gainst (prep.) 7 with respect to
aglet (n.) (plural) tiny shining ornaments worn on a dress, spangles
ail (v.) prevent, obstruct, stop
air (n.) 1 melody, tune, strain
alarm, alarum, 'larm, 'larum (n.) 1 call to arms, call to battle, signal to begin fighting
all is one; that's / it's all one it makes no difference, it's one and the same, it doesn't matter
all is one; that's / it's all one it makes no difference, it's one and the same, it doesn't matter
all is one; that's / it's all one it makes no difference, it's one and the same, it doesn't matter
all is one; that's / it's all one it makes no difference, it's one and the same, it doesn't matter
alliance (n.) 1 kinship, relationship, friendship
allow (v.) 1 acknowledge, commend, receive [with praise]
allowance (n.) 1 acknowledgement, admission, confirmation
alone (adv.) only, solely, uniquely
alone, let [one] 1 leave it to [one], you can rely on [one]
alone, let [one] 1 leave it to [one], you can rely on [one]
alone, let [one] 2 pay no attention to [one], have nothing to do with [one]
aloof (adv.) a short distance away, to one side
amiss (adj.) deficient [in mind], deranged
among (adv.) from time to time, every now and then
anatomy (n.) 1 body, skeleton, skin and bones
ancient, aunchient (adj.) 2 former, earlier, past
angle (n.) 1 fishing rod, line, hook
anon (adv.) 1 soon, shortly, presently
anon (adv.) 1 soon, shortly, presently
anon (adv.) 2 [after ‘now’] at another time, presently
answer (v.) 14 account for, justify, defend
antic, antick(e), antique (n.) 2 bizarre dance, fantastic spectacle, grotesque entertainment
appliance (n.) 1 remedy, cure, treatment
appoint (v.) 1 arm, equip, furnish
appoint (v.) 3 destine, assign, arrange
appointment (n.) 1 equipment, effects, weaponry
appointment (n.) 1 equipment, effects, weaponry
approacher (n.) one who approaches
approve (v.) 1 prove, confirm, corroborate, substantiate
apricock (n.) apricot
apt (adj.) 4 likely, inclined, prone
arbitrament, arbitrement (n.) 2 decision, judgement, verdict
ardently (adv.) burningly, intensely, passionately
argument (n.) 5 quarrel, dispute, point of contention
armed (adj.) 3 with arms
armipotent (adj.) mighty in arms, powerful in arms
armour (n.) suit of armour
arraignment (n.) trial, interrogation, examination
arras (n.) tapestry hanging
arrouse (v.) sprinkle, bedew, water
aspect (n.) 1 [of a human face] look, appearance, expression
assurance (n.) 1 security, certainty, confidence
assure (v.) 1 settle, convey, leave [to]
attend (v.) 1 await, wait for, expect
attend (v.) 1 await, wait for, expect
attend (v.) 4 accompany, follow closely, go with
attendance (n.) 1 diligent service, dutiful ministration, assiduous attention
auburn (adj.) yellow-brown, light brown
audience (n.) 1 hearing, attention, reception
aught (n.) anything, [with negative word] nothing
aught (n.) anything, [with negative word] nothing
awhile (adv.) a short time, briefly
aye (adv.) always, ever, for eternity
back (v.) 2 ride, mount, sit on
baldric, baldrick (n.) leather shoulder belt, strap [for holding a bugle, sword, etc]
band (n.) 4 company, society, fellowship
bank (n.) 1 coast, shore
bank (n.) 2 river bank
bank (n.) 2 river bank
banquet, banket (n.) 1 refreshments, light meal, dessert
banquet, banket (n.) 2 appetizer, first course, hors d'oeuvres
bare (adj.) 2 threadbare, shabby, ragged
barley-break (n.) type of country game in which a couple occupies a den [nicknamed ‘hell’] in the centre of a [barley] field, and tries to catch other couples, who may separate [break] when about to be caught
base (adj.) 1 dishonourable, low, unworthy
base (adj.) 1 dishonourable, low, unworthy
base (adj.) 1 dishonourable, low, unworthy
base (adj.) 2 low-born, lowly, plebeian, of lower rank
base (adj.) 3 poor, wretched, of low quality
base (adj.) 5 low-lying, lowland
basely (adv.) dishonourably, shamefully, ignominiously
bate (v.) 4 omit, lose, leave out
bavian (n.) baboon, ape
bavian (n.) baboon, ape
bavian (n.) baboon, ape
bay (n.) 4 fame, renown [i.e. laurel wreath]
be (v.) 2 become, come to be
bear (v.), past forms bore, borne 1 behave, look, conduct [oneself]
bear (v.), past forms bore, borne 2 carry on, manage, conduct [an affair]
bear (v.), past forms bore, borne 2 carry on, manage, conduct [an affair]
bear (v.), past forms bore, borne 11 steer, sail towards
beastly (adv.) like an animal, in a beastly manner
beat (v.) 2 strike
beat on / upon (v.) be obsessed by, be preoccupied with
becking (n.) beckoning, calling. nodding [to action]
beckoning (n.) signal, significant gesture, meaningful sign
become (v.) 1 be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
become (v.) 2 grace, honour, dignify
become (v.) 2 grace, honour, dignify
bedfellow (n.) intimate companion
beest-eating (adj.) eating the milk produced after the birth of a calf [considered undrinkable, except by rustics]
beg (v.) 1 become a beggar
beguile (v.) 1 cheat, deceive, trick
behoof (n.) benefit, advantage
bell (n.) death-knell
bend (v.) 1 aim, direct, level, turn
bend (v.) 5 give way, bow, submit
bent (adj.) 3 ready for firing, tensioned for action
bent (adj.) 4 frowning, angry, glowering
bent (n.) 1 direction, turning, inclination
bereave (v.) 1 take away [from], deprive, deny, rob
beshrew, 'shrew (v.) 1 curse, devil take, evil befall
beshrew, 'shrew (v.) 1 curse, devil take, evil befall
beside (adv.) 1 to the side, from that path
best-boding (adj.) most favourable, most promising
best-tempered (adj.) most skilfully crafted, of the finest quality [as of metal]
betake (v.) 1 go, take oneself off, make one's way
betime (adv.) 1 early, at an early hour
betray (v.) 2 disclose the secrets of, reveal the indiscretions of
bevy (n.) 2 company [of maidens], gathering
bid (v.), past form bade 2 invite, ask, entice
bind (v.), past form bound 2 oblige, make grateful, indebt
blast (v.) 1 blight, wither, destroy
blast (v.) 1 blight, wither, destroy
blast (v.) 1 blight, wither, destroy
blast (v.) 2 destroy, ruin, lay waste
blazon (n.) 2 description, representation, delineation
bleeding (n.) bloodshed; blood-letting [in medicine]
blind (v.) make blind, deprive of sight
blood (n.) 1 passion, feeling, strong emotion [especially sexual]
blood (n.) 6 blood relationship, kinship
blood (n.) 6 blood relationship, kinship
blood (n.) 7 nobility, breeding, gentility, good parentage
blood (n.) 11 blood-letting, bleeding
blood-sized (adj.) blood-soaked, smeared with blood
bloomed (adj.) covered with blossom, in bloom
blow (v.) 1 blossom, bloom, flower
blow (v.) 1 blossom, bloom, flower
blow (v.) 1 blossom, bloom, flower
blow wind in the breech feel the wind [we leave behind], run to keep up [with us]
blubbered (adj.) tear-stained, disfigured with weeping [no comic overtones]
boding (adj.) ominous, full of foreboding
body (n.) 3 group, ensemble, company
body (n.) 4 main part, chief element
bold (adj.) 2 overconfident, presumptuous, audacious, impudent
bold (adj.) 3 shameless, immodest, outspoken, coarse
bold (adj.) 4 ready, unafraid, prepared
bone (n.) 4 (plural) pieces of bone [used as a musical instrument]
boot (n.) 4 booty, plunder, spoils
bootless (adj.) useless, worthless, fruitless, unavailing
bottle (n.) 1 bundle, truss [of hay]
bouncing (adj.) beefy, hefty, strapping
bound (adj.) 1 obliged, indebted, under an obligation
bound (n.) 1 limit, boundary, confine, barrier
bound (v.) 3 determine, mark out, define
bow (v.) 1 make to bend, cause to bend
bowels (n.) 1 depths, core, interior
bowling, bowline (n.) [nautical] rope which keeps the edge of a sail steady
bracelet (n.) manacle, fetter, handcuff
brake (n.) 1 bush, thicket
brave (adj.) 1 fine, excellent, splendid, impressive
brave (adj.) 1 fine, excellent, splendid, impressive
brave (adj.) 2 noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.) 2 noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.) 2 noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.) 2 noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.) 2 noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.) 2 noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.) 2 noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.) 2 noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.) 2 noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.) 2 noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.) 3 audacious, daring, bold
bravely (adv.) 1 splendidly, worthily, excellently
bravely (adv.) 1 splendidly, worthily, excellently
bravery (n.) 2 splendour, fine display, ostentation
break (v.) 6 break one's promise, not keep one's word
break (v.) 6 break one's promise, not keep one's word
break (v.) 9 burst, rupture
break out (v.) rush out, come out
breech (n.) 2 buttocks, behind
breeder (n.) 1 father, source, originator, author
briar (n.) thorn, prickly branch
bride (v.) 1 marry, wed
bride-habited (adj.) dressed as a bride
bridehouse (n.) house where a wedding is held
brief (adv.) 1 in short, briefly, in sum
brimmed (adj.) filled to the brim, brimful
brine (n.) 1 salt water [i.e. tears]
brine (n.) 1 salt water [i.e. tears]
bring (v.) 2 lead, go, conduct [someone]
bring (v.) 3 persuade, induce, cause
bring (v.) 4 train, bring up, rear
bring off (v.) rescue, save, deliver
broach (v.) 4 pierce, impale, spit
broken (adj.) 1 disjointed, fragmentary, disconnected
brow (n.) 1 appearance, aspect, countenance
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]
brown (adj.) 2 brunette, brown-haired
buckle (v.) 3 hold together, fasten [as with a buckle]
burden, burthen (n.) 1 refrain, chorus
burst (n.) bursting out, violent outbreak
bury (v.) 1 abandon forever, consign to oblivion, eliminate
business (n.) 1 deed, action, affair, task
button (n.) 1 bud
by any means certainly, indeed
by that (conj.) by the fact that
cabin (v.) 3 be confined, be shut up [in a soldier's tent]
calkin (n.) raised edge of a horse-shoe [which prevents the horse slipping]
canon (n.) 1 law, decree, rule
capacity (n.) intelligence, understanding, capability
capital (adj.) 2 mortal, deadly, fatal
care for (v.) want, like, wish
careless (adj.) 2 casual, informal, free and easy
careless (adj.) 3 inattentive, preoccupied, distracted
carrack, carack (n.) galleon, large merchant ship, also fitted out for war
carry (v.) 5 carry out, manage, conduct
carry it (away) [from a falconry term ‘to fly away with the game’] win the day, have the advantage, succeed
carve (v.) 2 serve food to, wait on
casque, caske (n.) helmet
cast (v.) 1 calculate, reckon, estimate
cast (v.) 2 arrange, dispose, organize
cast (v.) 7 give, bestow [as a dowry]
cast away (v.) 2 ruin, waste carelessly, squander
catching (adj.) contagious, infectious
cause (n.) 1 reason, motive, ground
cause (n.) 1 reason, motive, ground
certain (adj.) 2 steady, settled, fixed
chaffy (adj.) [as of chaff] worthless, useless, trashy
chance (n.) 1 event, occurrence, situation [especially, bad]
chance (n.) 2 outcome, situation
chance (n.) 5 fortune, lot, destiny
changeling (n./adj.) 2 unsightly person [>> sense 1: an ugly or deformed child left by fairies in exchange for a beautiful one]
chaplet (n.) garland, wreath
chaplet (n.) garland, wreath
character (n.) 1 distinctive sign, stamp, trait
chare (v.) do, accomplish, finish
charge (n.) 1 command, order, injunction, instruction
charge (n.) 3 task, responsibility, duty
charging-staff (n.) lance used in jousting
charmer (n.) enchanter/enchantress, worker of charms
chase (n.) 3 hunting ground, territory
chaste (adj.) 2 of allowed love-making [because married]
cheer (n.) 4 face, look, expression
cherries (n.) [metaphor for] lips
chicken (n.) child, little one
chide (v.), past form chid 1 scold, rebuke, reprove
chide (v.), past form chid 1 scold, rebuke, reprove
chiding (n.) 1 telling-off, scolding, rebuke
choice (n.) 3 ability to choose, skill in choosing
choke (v.) 2 silence, quieten, still
chop (v.) [various readings possible] pounce upon; seize; exchange
chough (n.) 1 jackdaw
circuit (n.) 1 enclosed space, ambit, compass
clap her aboard [as of a ship] board her, jump on board
clean (adj.) well-built, shapely, comely
clear (adj.) 1 pure, spotless, faultless
clear (adj.) 1 pure, spotless, faultless
clear his own way make his own way; or: prove himself innocent
clear-spirited (adj.) noble-hearted, of noble soul
close (adj.) 1 secret, concealed, hidden
close (adj.) 1 secret, concealed, hidden
close (adj.) 1 secret, concealed, hidden
close (adv.) 3 tightly, in a close-fitting way
close (adv.) 6 safely, secretly, out of sight
coarse (adj.) 2 rough, unrefined
cockle (n.) 2 cockleshell, mussel-shell
cocklight (n.) morning cock-crow, dawn
coil (n.) turmoil, disturbance, fuss
coin (v.) 2 create fantasies, fabricate, fantasize
coinage (n.) 1 invention, fabrication, concoction
cold (adj.) 1 chaste, modest, lacking sensual passion
cold (adj.) 1 chaste, modest, lacking sensual passion
cold (adj.) 1 chaste, modest, lacking sensual passion
cold (adj.) 7 hopeless, apathetic, miserable
coldly (adv.) 1 calmly, coolly, objectively, rationally
colour (n.) 3 semblance, outward appearance, character
come cut and long tail [whether a horse or dog has its tail docked or not] whatever happens, come what may
come off (v.) 3 leave the field of combat, disengage
come up (v.) 1 come forward [from the rear], reach, advance
comely (adv.) gracefully, fittingly, decorously
comely (adv.) gracefully, fittingly, decorously
commend (v.) 1 convey greetings, present kind regards
commend (v.) 2 commit, entrust, hand over
commend (v.) 2 commit, entrust, hand over
commend (v.) 2 commit, entrust, hand over
commend (v.) 3 present, introduce, bring [for favourable acceptance]
comment (v.) 1 speculate, conjecture, give an opinion
common (adj.) 2 of ordinary people, of the masses
commune (v.) 1 talk, converse, discourse
complexion (n.) 1 appearance, look, colouring
compounded (adj.) blended, mingled, combined, made up
concealment (n.) 1 something to be concealed, secret
conceive (v.) 1 understand, comprehend, follow
concern (v.) 1 be important to, be the concern of
confessor (n.) boaster, braggart [of love affairs]
confirm (v.) encourage, strengthen, make firm
confound (v.) 1 destroy, overthrow, ruin
confound (v.) 1 destroy, overthrow, ruin
conjuring (n.) entreaty, invocation, incantation
conjuror, conjurer (n.) exorcist, sorcerer, raiser of spirits
consummation (n.) 2 end, conclusion, completion
contemn (v.) despise, scorn, treat with contempt
contempt (n.) 1 disobedience, disregard, defiance
content (adj.) 1 agreeable, willing, ready
content (adj.) 1 agreeable, willing, ready
content (adj.) 1 agreeable, willing, ready
content (adj.) 3 satisfied, calm, easy in mind
content (n.) 1 pleasure, satisfaction, happiness
content (n.) 1 pleasure, satisfaction, happiness
contention (n.) quarrel, dispute, strife
contention (n.) quarrel, dispute, strife
continue (v.) 1 keep up, maintain, elaborate
convent (v.) 1 bring together, assemble, convene
convent (v.) 1 bring together, assemble, convene
conversation (n.) 2 social interaction, society, dealings
cope, cope with (v.) 1 encounter, face, have to do [with], come into contact [with]
corslet (v.) hold tightly, embrace [like a corslet = defensive armour]
costliness (n.) splendidness, rarity, preciousness
couch (v.) 6 lie, sleep, go to bed
counsel (n.) 5 secrecy, confidence, privacy
count (n.) 3 age, tally [of years]
counter-reflect (n.) reflection back again
couple (v.) 3 pair off, make couples
course (n.) 1 course of action, way of proceeding
course (n.) 1 course of action, way of proceeding
course (n.) 5 sail attached to the lower yards of a sailing ship
coy (adj.) 2 unresponsive, distant, standoffish, disdainful
cozen (v.) cheat, dupe, trick, deceive
cozener (n.) cheat, deceiver, fraud
cramp (n.) rheumatic, arthritic
crank (n.) 2 winding path, twisting street, sidestreet
crave (v.) 2 need, demand, require
crave (v.) 2 need, demand, require
crave (v.) 2 need, demand, require
crave (v.) 2 need, demand, require
crave (v.) 3 wish to know, solicit
credit (n.) 3 reputation, name, standing, honour
crime (n.) 1 sin, offence, wrong-doing
crime (n.) 1 sin, offence, wrong-doing
cross (n.) 2 hindrance, obstacle, stumbling block
cross (v.) 1 prevent, thwart, forestall
cross (v.) 2 contradict, challenge, go against
cross (v.) 2 contradict, challenge, go against
cross (v.) 4 cross the path of, intercept, encounter
cross (v.) 4 cross the path of, intercept, encounter
cruel (adv.) terribly, extremely, exceedingly
cry (n.) 2 [of hounds] noise, call, yelp
cry up (v.) show to be true, proclaim, announce in public [by]
cull forth (v.) select, pick out, choose
cum... with many others
cunning (n.) 1 skill, ability, expertise
cunning (n.) 3 deviousness, deceit, craftiness, artfulness
cunningly (adv.) 1 skilfully, cleverly, competently
cunningly (adv.) 2 craftily, artfully, deviously
curb (n.) controlling chain or strap passed under a horse's jaw; check, restraint
curious (adj.) 1 finely made, skilfully wrought, elaborate
current (adj.) 1 [as of a coin] authentic, genuine, valid
cut (n.) 3 work-horse, nag
cutpurse (n.) pickpocket, thief, robber
cutpurse (n.) pickpocket, thief, robber
daffadilly (n.) daffodil
dainty (adj.) 1 splendid, fine, excellent
dainty (adj.) 1 splendid, fine, excellent
dainty (adj.) 3 fastidious, scrupulous, refined, particular
dainty (adv.) beautifully, delightfully, excellently
dam (n.) mother
damask (adj./n.) light-red, pink [colour of the damask rose]
dark (adj.) 1 sad, melancholic, gloomy
dark (adj.) 2 unfavourable, malignant, evil
deadly (adv.) 2 with a resemblance of death
deaf (v.) deafen
deafing (n.) drowning out, blocking out [of sound]
deal (v.) 1 proceed, behave, conduct oneself
dear (adj.) 7 noble, honourable, worthy
death-bed (n.) grave
decay (n.) 3 destitute person, case of hardship
decay (n.) 3 destitute person, case of hardship
decision (n.) way of deciding, resolution, trial [by combat]
deck (v.) cover, adorn, decorate
decking (n.) adorning, dressing, attiring
deep (adj.) 6 subtle, intricate, complex
defier (n.) 1 challenger, confronter, denouncer
defier (n.) 2 herald declaring war
deliver (v.) 1 report [to], communicate [to], tell, describe
deliver (v.) 1 report [to], communicate [to], tell, describe
deliverly (adv.) nimbly, lightly, sprightly
deny (v.) 1 refuse, rebuff, reject
depart (n.) 1 departure, departing, leave-taking
depart with (v.) part with, give away
depend on / upon (v.) 2 serve, support, rely on
deserving (adj.) deserving of gratitude, meritorious
determine (v.) 2 resolve, decide, settle [on]
devil (n.) diabolical thing, worst possible event
difference (n.) 1 quarrel, disagreement, dispute
difference (n.) 1 quarrel, disagreement, dispute
differing (adj.) different, varying, diverse
dii... good gods
dii... all you gods and goddesses
dim (adj.) dull, pale-coloured, lacking lustre
dirge (n.) funeral song, song of mourning
discharge (v.) 4 fire off, send forth, get rid of
discharge (v.) 6 release from service, let go, dismiss
discourse (v.) 1 talk, chat, converse
discourse (v.) 1 talk, chat, converse
discourse (v.) 1 talk, chat, converse
discover (v.) 1 reveal, show, make known
disinsanity (n.) madness, great foolishness
dismal (adj.) 1 disastrous, calamitous, devastating
disparity (n.) inequality, dissimilarity, lack of quality
dispose of (v.) make arrangements for
disposed (adj.) 1 arranged, placed, distributed
disposer (n.) 1 settler, handler, manager
dispute (n.) disputation, argument, debate
disroot (v.) dislodge, displace, remove
disseat, dis-seat (v.) 1 unseat, throw, remove
distemper (n.) 1 malady, illness, derangement
distemper (v.) disorder, derange, disturb, confuse
distempered (adj.) 2 vexed, troubled, ill-humoured
distinguish (v.) 1 call, describe as, dub
distinguish (v.) 3 discriminate, decide between
distraction (n.) 2 madness, derangement, insanity
divided (adj.) 1 broken, stifled, half-smothered
dividual (adj.) different, separate [i.e. between man and woman]
do (v.) 3 organize, arrange, manage
do (v.) 5 perform, play one's part, act
doer (n.) achiever, performer, hero
dole (n.) 1 grief, sorrow, sadness
dominie (n.) schoolmaster, teacher
dominie (n.) schoolmaster, teacher
doom (v.) 2 condemn, pronounce judgement against
dowset (n.) testicles of a deer [considered a culinary delicacy]
dozens, by in dozens of different ways
dram (n.) 2 [small dose of] poison
draw (v.) 6 pull out, force out
draw out (v.) 1 choose, select, find
dreg (v.) [metaphor of] make cloudy [with dregs]
drift (adj.) driving, strong
drive (v.) 1 carry on, move along
due (n.) 1 appropriate ritual, propriety
dure (v.) endure, bear, withstand
durst, that thou you wouldn't dare!, if you dare!
ear (v.) 1 listen to, hear, give ear to
early (adv.) at the outset, at first hearing
eddy (n.) whirlpool
edify (v.) 1 enlighten, instruct, inform
edify (v.) 2 profit, gain instruction
edify (v.) 2 profit, gain instruction
ee (n.) [northern form of] eye
eftsoons (adv.) 2 occasionally, from time to time
eke (adv.) [archaism] also, moreover, too
election (n.) choice, preference
else (adv.) 1 otherwise
emblem (n.) image, symbol, allegory
emportment (n.) fit of passion, state of emotion
emulous (adj.) 2 rivalling, competing, emulating
enamelled (adj.) brightly coloured, multi-coloured, kaleidoscopic
enclose (v.) seize, grip, imprison
encompass (v.) 1 surround, encircle, enclose
end (n.) 1 purpose, aim, design
end (n.) 1 purpose, aim, design
end (n.) 4 death, ending [of life]
end, an / on upright, vertical
end, an / on upright, vertical
endless (adj.) 2 never-ending, impossible, unattainable
endure (v.) 2 undergo, suffer, put up with
engine (n.) 2 weapon, instrument of warfare
enjoy (v.) 4 possess in love, sleep with
enjoying (n.) experiencing, benefit, blessing
enormous (adj.) disorderly, abnormal, monstrous
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.) 2 admiration, desire [to be like], jealousy
equal (adj.) 1 fair, equitable, evenhanded
equal (adj.) 1 fair, equitable, evenhanded
ere (conj.) 2 rather than
errant (adj.) wandering, straying, erring
error (n.) 3 defect, flaw, blemish
estate (v.) endow, settle upon, bestow (up)on
et... and I have completed a work that neither the anger of Jove nor fire
even (v.) 1 make good, settle, put straight
even, e'en (adv.) 2 just [now]
event (n.) outcome, issue, consequence
everywhere (adv.) here and there, in many places
exceed (v.) outdo, surpass, excel, be superior
exclaim against / on (v.) decry, cry out against, rail at
execute (v.) 1 carry out, fulfil, perform
execution (n.) 1 action, performance, doing
execution (n.) 1 action, performance, doing
exercise (v.) 2 engage in manly sports, practise the martial arts
expectation (n.) 1 anticipation, hopefulness
express (adj.) 4 fixed, final, irrevocable
extant (n.) 1 in existence, living, existing
extinct (adj.) extinguished, put out, quenched
extravagant (adj.) vagrant, straying, roaming
extreme (n.) 4 intense emotion, violent passion
fable (v.) speak falsely, lie, fabricate
face (n.) 1 appearance, outward show, look
faculty (n.) function, power, capability
fail (n.) 1 failure [to comply with], lack
fain (adv.) gladly, willingly
fain (adv.) gladly, willingly
fain (adv.) gladly, willingly
faint (v.) 1 lose courage, show fear, lose heart, take fright
fair (adj.) 1 handsome, good-looking, beautiful
fair (adj.) 2 good, elegant, fine
fairly (adv.) 5 fully, completely, entirely
faith (n.) 1 promise, assurance, pledge
faith (n.) 2 constancy, fidelity, loyalty
faith (n.) 2 constancy, fidelity, loyalty
faith (n.) 3 religious belief
faith (n.) 5 self-confidence, self-assurance
fall (v.) 5 fall short, fail, do not live up to
fall (v.) 5 fall short, fail, do not live up to
fall away (v.) be thin, emaciate, waste away
fall to (v.) begin to do, abandon oneself to
false (adj.) 1 treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.) 1 treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.) 1 treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.) 1 treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.) 2 disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful
false (adj.) 4 wrong, mistaken
false (adj.) 7 unfair, unjust, double-crossing
falsehood (n.) 2 delusion, deception, illusion
fame (n.) 2 report, account, description
fancy (n.) 1 love, amorousness, infatuation
fancy (n.) 1 love, amorousness, infatuation
fancy (n.) 1 love, amorousness, infatuation
fancy (n.) 3 imagination, creativity, inventiveness
fancy (n.) 7 whim, inclination, caprice
fantastical (adj.) 1 fanciful, imaginative, full of wild ideas
farce, force (v.) stuff, cram
fare (v.) 2 go, happen, turn out
fare (v.) 2 go, happen, turn out
fast (adj.) 5 close, very near [to]
fat (v.) fatten, feed up, nourish
favour (n.) 5 mark of favour, gift, token [often a love-token]
favour (n.) 7 gesture or token of regard, bow, curtsy
fear (n.) 1 awe, reverence, dread
fear (v.) 1 frighten, scare, terrify, daunt
fear (v.) 3 doubt, mistrust
fearful (adj.) 1 timid, timorous, frightened, full of fear
feat (n.) 1 achievement, skill, accomplishment
feat (n.) 2 action, deed, conduct
feat (n.) 2 action, deed, conduct
fee (n.) 3 possession, property
fell (adj.) 1 cruel, fierce, savage
fellow (n.) 8 worthless individual, good-for-nothing
fere (n.) spouse, partner, wife / husband
ferula (n.) cane, rod, stick [for punishment]
fescue (n.) [device for indicating letters to young readers] pointer, rod, stick
field (n.) 1 field of battle, battleground, field of combat
field (n.) 1 field of battle, battleground, field of combat
field (n.) 1 field of battle, battleground, field of combat
field (n.) 1 field of battle, battleground, field of combat
field (n.) 2 duelling place
field (n.) 2 duelling place
figure (n.) 2 figure of speech, device, piece of rhetoric
figure (n.) 2 figure of speech, device, piece of rhetoric
figure (n.) 2 figure of speech, device, piece of rhetoric
figure (n.) 3 copy, image, likeness
figure (n.) 4 face; or: body
file (n.) 4 rank, status, standing
find (v.) 4 find the truth about, discover the reason for
fire-ill (n.) burning disease [possibly: pox]
fit (adj.) 1 suited, fitting, appropriate
fit (n.) 1 fever, attack, seizure
fit (v.) 1 suit, befit, be suitable [for]
fit (v.) 4 supply [with what is fit], satisfy
fit (v.) 6 be fit, be in satisfactory condition
fit (v.) 8 find a fitting punishment, be revenged upon
flirt (v.) scorn, jeer at, scoff at
flood (n.) 2 river, stream, rushing water
flourish with (v.) wave, brandish, shake about
foil (n.) 3 setting, background which sets something off to advantage [as dull metal sets off a gem]
foison, foizon (n.) 2 harvest, crop
follow (v.) 1 seek after, pursue, strive for, court
follow (v.) 1 seek after, pursue, strive for, court
follow (v.) 4 imitate, copy; take as a model [in fashion]
fond (adj.) 5 eager [for], desirous [of]
for (conj.) 1 as for
for (conj.) 3 since
for (prep.) 7 on behalf of
for why, forwhy (adv.) 1 why, for what reason
force (n.) 1 energy, power, conviction
forego (v.) perform before, carry out in the past
forehorse, fore-horse (n.) foremost horse, leader [in a team of horses]
forth (adv.) 2 forward
fortunate (adj.) 1 bringing good fortune, lucky, favourable
fortune (n.) 1 good fortune, success
fortune (n.) 4 lucky chance, good luck
forward (adv.) [go] onward, ahead
forward (adv.) [go] onward, ahead
forward (adv.) [go] onward, ahead
foul (adj.) 4 dirty, miry, muddy
foul (adj.) 4 dirty, miry, muddy
founder (v.) make lame, cause to break down
frame (n.) 1 framework, structure, construction
frampold (adj.) disagreeable, bad-tempered, moody
free (adj.) 1 liberal, lavish, generous
free (adj.) 3 noble, honourable, worthy
friend (n.) 1 lover, sweetheart, suitor
friend (v.) 1 befriend, sustain, assist
frieze (n.) type of rough woollen cloth
frisk (n.) lively movement, caper, jig
friskin (n.) antic, friskiness, playful action
full (adv.) 1 fully, completely, properly
furnish (v.) 3 dress, clothe, equip, fit out
fury-innocent (n.) [unclear usage] anyone in a calm state of mind; anyone passion-free
futurely (adv.) in the future, hereafter
gait (n.) 1 manner of walking, bearing, movement
gall (n.) 2 bitterness, spitefulness, vindictiveness
gallant (n.) 2 man-of-war, warship
gallant of war (n.) man-of-war, warship
galled (adj.) 1 sore, swollen, inflamed
gambol (n.) leap, caper, antic
garden-house (n.) small building in a garden [often used for lovers' assignations]
garland (n.) 1 wreath of victory
gaud (n.) gaudy toy, showy plaything, trinket
gaudy (adj.) 3 paltry, showy, tastelessly ornate
geld (v.), past forms gelded, gelt 1 castrate, spay
generous (adj.) well-bred, mannerly, noble-minded
generous (adj.) well-bred, mannerly, noble-minded
gentility (n.) 1 nobility, good birth
gentle (adj.) 1 well-born, honourable, noble
gentle (adj.) 1 well-born, honourable, noble
gentle (adj.) 1 well-born, honourable, noble
gentle (adj.) 1 well-born, honourable, noble
gentle (adj.) 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.) 6 soft, tender, kind
gently (adv.) 1 like a gentleman, honourably, with dignity
german, germane (adj.) 1 near related, closely akin
get (v.) 1 beget, conceive, breed
get (v.) 1 beget, conceive, breed
gird (v.) 1 encircle, surround, ring
girth (n.) 1 circumference, perimeter
girth (n.) 2 saddle-securing belt around the body of a horse
give life bring up, raise, nurture
give out (v.) 1 report, assert, make known
glade (n.) opening, path, gap
glass (n.) 1 mirror, looking-glass
glass (n.) 1 mirror, looking-glass
glass (n.) 1 mirror, looking-glass
glass (n.) 3 [sand of the] hourglass
glister (v.) glitter, sparkle, gleam
globy (adj.) globular, bulging, protruding
gloss (n.) 2 brightness, freshness, shine, lustre
go (v.) 4 live, exist, breathe
go (v.) 6 be [like], suggest, present itself
go (v.) 8 be pregnant, be with child
go beyond (v.) exceed, surpass, transcend
go on (v.) go forward, press ahead
go through (v.) 1 do what is undertaken, keep one's word
goodly (adj.) 2 good-looking, handsome, attractive, comely
goodly (adj.) 2 good-looking, handsome, attractive, comely
goodness (n.) 2 excellence, virtue, good qualities
goodness (n.) 4 piece of luck, good fortune
grace (n.) 4 gracefulness, charm, elegance
grace (n.) 7 success, favourable outcome, fortune
grand guard piece of tournament armour protecting the chest and left shoulder
grateful (adj.) pleasing, agreeable, gratifying
graved (adj.) 2 furrowed, engraved [with lines]
gravity (n.) 2 old age, the aged, the elderly
grease (n.) sweat, melted fat
great (adj.) 2 of high rank, eminent
great (adj.) 3 valiant, noble, honourable
grece, grise, grize (n.) step, degree, grade
green (adj.) 2 youthful, inexperienced, immature
grey (adj.) 1 aged, senescent, very old
grief (n.) 1 grievance, complaint, hurt, injury
groan (v.) utter groans during childbirth
gross (adj.) 8 vile, abhorrent, wicked
ground (n.) 2 foundation, basis, root
ground-piece (n.) [unclear meaning] painting used as a teaching-aid
grudge (v.) grumble, complain, be discontented
guess (v.) 1 assume, surmise, suppose
guilty (adj.) 1 shameful, culpable, reprehensible
gum (n.) 1 substance used as incense in ceremonies
gyve (n.) 1 (plural) fetters, shackles
gyve (n.) 1 (plural) fetters, shackles
habit (n.) 1 dress, clothing, costume
hair-worth (n.) hair's worth
half-sight (n.) someone half-blind
hallow, holloa, hollow (v.) 1 shout, yell, cry out
hallow, holloa, hollow (v.) 1 shout, yell, cry out
hallow, holloa, hollow (v.) 1 shout, yell, cry out
hallowing, hallooing, halloing, holloaing (n.) shouting, hallooing, crying out
halt (v.) limp, proceed lamely
hand (n.) 1 ability, skill [with the hand]
hand (n.) 5 handwriting
handsome (adj.) 2 proper, fitting, appropriate
handsome (adj.) 2 proper, fitting, appropriate
hanging (n.) wall-covering, tapestry, curtain
haply (adv.) perhaps, maybe, by chance, with luck
happily (adv.) 1 perhaps, by chance, maybe
happiness (n.) 1 good luck, success, good fortune
harbinger (n.) forerunner, herald, precursor
hard (adj.) 4 unpleasant, harsh, cruel
hard (adj.) 5 bad, poor, inadequate
hard (adv.) 3 badly, poorly, ill
hardly (adv.) 1 with great difficulty, only with difficulty
hardy (adj.) bold, daring, forward
harmless (adj.) innocent, causing no harm
have (v.) 1 understand, grasp, comprehend
have at (v.) let's face, let's see
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 with you I'll join you, I'll be with you
hawk at (v.) pursue, attack, chase
hazard (n.) 2 [gambling] chance, fortune; throw [of dice]
hazard (v.) 1 expose to danger, put at risk
heart (n.) 3 utmost, maximum
heated (adj.) angry, inflamed, enraged, aroused
heavenly (adj.) 1 beautiful, delightful, sublime
heavenly (adj.) 2 divine, celestial
heavy (adj.) 1 sorrowful, sad, gloomy
heavy (adj.) 1 sorrowful, sad, gloomy
heavy (adj.) 1 sorrowful, sad, gloomy
heavy (adj.) 11 difficult, hard, laborious
heed (n.) 1 consideration, care, attention
heels, at close behind, in close pursuit
helm (n.) 1 helmet
helm (n.) 1 helmet
hilding (n.) good-for-nothing, worthless individual
hip, of the with the hips, using his hip
hoar (adj.) 1 grey-white, hoary
hold (v.) 1 keep, maintain, observe
hold (v.) 1 keep, maintain, observe
hold (v.) 1 keep, maintain, observe
hold (v.) 1 keep, maintain, observe
hold (v.) 3 stand firm, continue, carry on
hold (v.) 3 stand firm, continue, carry on
hold (v.) 3 stand firm, continue, carry on
hold (v.) 7 stay unbroken, hold out [in a fight]
hold (v.) 7 stay unbroken, hold out [in a fight]
hold (v.) 8 stop, cease, hold on
hold (v.) 10 consider, regard, esteem, value [as]
holy tie marriage
home (adv.) 1 fully, thoroughly, unsparingly
home (adv.) 1 fully, thoroughly, unsparingly
honest (adj.) 1 chaste, pure, virtuous
honest (adj.) 1 chaste, pure, virtuous
honesty (n.) 1 virtue, chastity
honesty (n.) 1 virtue, chastity
honesty (n.) 1 virtue, chastity
honesty (n.) 1 virtue, chastity
honour (n.) 1 fame, renown, glory
hopeless (adj.) 2 beyond hope, impossible to hope for
hornbook, horn-book (n.) [teaching device] leaf of paper, protected by a piece of thin horn, showing the letters of the alphabet and other information
hotly (adv.) 1 angrily, passionately, fiercely
house-clog (n.) prison-restraint, shackle, fetter
hum (v.) 1 murmur approval, make encouraging noises
humble (adj.) 3 low-lying
humour (n.) 1 mood, disposition, frame of mind, temperament [as determined by bodily fluids]
humour (n.) 1 mood, disposition, frame of mind, temperament [as determined by bodily fluids]
hurry (n.) commotion, excitement, activity
ice (n.) [metaphor for] cold contempt
if (conj.) 1 as long as
ill (adj.) 2 evil, wicked, immoral
ill (adj.) 2 evil, wicked, immoral
ill (adj.) 3 poor, inadequate, miserable
ill (adv.) 1 badly, adversely, unfavourably
ill (n.) 2 trouble, affliction, misfortune
ill (n.) 3 illness, malady, affliction
illustrate (v.) show, indicate, make evident
import (v.) 2 be of importance to, concern, matter to
importment (n.) 1 [unclear meaning] importance, significance
imposition (n.) 2 extra burden, additional demand
in (prep.) 1 at
incontinence (n.) lacking self-restraint, indulgence [in the pleasures of the flesh]
indifferent (adj.) 2 unconcerned, without a preference
inflame (v.) increase, raise, charge extra
ingot (n.) 2 coin, piece
ingraft, engraffed (adj.) 1 ingrafted, ingrained, deep-rooted
innocent (n.) simpleton, dimwit, mental defective
innocent (n.) simpleton, dimwit, mental defective
instrument (n.) 2 agent, servant, retainer
instrument (n.) 2 agent, servant, retainer
intemperate (adj.) excessive, immoderate, inordinate
intercession (n.) 1 prayer, plea, entreaty
interest (n.) 1 valid claim [on], rights of possession [to]
intertangled (adj.) intertwined, entwined, interlaced
intrate... come in, boys
ipso... by itself
iron (n.) 1 iron weapon, steel, sword
issue (n.) 1 child(ren), offspring, family, descendant
issue (n.) 2 outcome, result, consequence(s)
jade (n.) 1 worn-out horse, hack, worthless nag
jade (n.) 1 worn-out horse, hack, worthless nag
jadery (n.) behaviour typical of an ill-tempered hack
jaw (v.) bite, eat, devour
jean (n.) type of twilled cotton cloth [= unsophisticated, unrefined]
judgement (n.) 4 discretion, good sense, tact
judgement (n.) 5 expert, critic, judge
jump (adv.) exactly, precisely
justify (v.) 2 prove, confirm, demonstrate
keep (v.) 3 guard, watch, tend
keep (v.) 12 celebrate, solemnize
keep down (v.) prevent from growing, keep small
keep touch (v.) keep [one's] promise, prove reliable
keep touch (v.) keep [one's] promise, prove reliable
ken (v.) 1 see, make out, espy
ken (v.) 2 know, understand, be aware of
key (n.) 1 tone, voice, style of expression
kind (adj.) 3 friendly, agreeable, pleasant
kind (n.) 1 nature, reality, character, disposition
kindly (adv.) 3 lovingly, gently, affectionately
knack (n.) trifle, knick-knack, ornament
knoll (v.) toll, ring, peal
know (v.) 1 acknowledge, remember, think [of]
know (v.) 2 recognize
labour (n.) 2 hard work, physical toil [with pun on childbirth]
lag (adj.) 1 late-coming, last, closing
lane (n.) path, passage, way
lard (v.) 3 permeate, saturate, pepper
large (adj.) 5 grandiose, impressive sounding
lastly (adv.) in the end, finally
late (adv.) recently, a little while ago / before
latest (adj.) last, final
laud (n.) 1 praise, homage, honour
laund (n.) clearing [in a wood], glade, grassy space
law, go to sue, fight against, argue with
lay (n.) 1 song
lay out (v.) expend, spend, use up
lay unto (v.) add to, place along with
lay up (v.) 1 consign, put away, allocate
lead (v.) 1 put lead weights on
leap (v.) 1 jump into, throw oneself into
least, of the too small; or: inferior
leave (v.) 1 cease, stop, give up
lees (n.) (plural) dregs, remains, remnants
length (n.) 2 stride, distance [in leaping]
let (n.) hindrance, obstacle, snag
let down (v.) lose, forfeit, give up
let fall (v.) lower, debase, fail to live up to
lewdly (adv.) 2 stupidly, foolishly
libel (n.) 1 false statement, damaging attack [on women]
liberal (adj.) 2 coarse, licentious, promiscuous
lie (v.) 5 hang, depend, hinge
lie (v.) 5 hang, depend, hinge
lief, had as should like just as much
like (adv.) 1 likely, probable / probably
like (adv.) 1 likely, probable / probably
like (v.) 3 find, think of
limiter (n.) arbiter, judge [of the limits of life]
line (v.) 1 strengthen, support, fortify
lineament (n.) 2 (plural) parts of the body, form, shape
lined (adj.) filled, stuffed
list (v.) 2 listen
liver (n.) 1 part of the body thought to be at the seat of the passions [especially sexual desire]
livery (n.) 1 uniform, costume, special clothing
lock (v.) keep captive, keep away, detain
look (v.) 2 find, seek, look for
look through (v.) become visible, show clearly
lose (v.) 1 part with, let go of, give up
lose (v.) 4 miss, lose out on, be deprived of
lose (v.) 4 miss, lose out on, be deprived of
lose (v.) 4 miss, lose out on, be deprived of
loud (adj.) 1 heard everywhere, resounding
lover (n.) companion, comrade, dear friend
low (adj.) 2 short, small
lusty (adj.) 1 vigorous, strong, robust, eager
lusty (adj.) 2 merry, cheerful, lively
lusty (adj.) 4 tasty, flavourful, well-flavoured
machine (n.) 2 show, entertainment; or: device
maculate (adj.) impure, spotted, stained
mad (adj.) 1 wild, uncontrollable, excitable, high-spirited
mad (adj.) 1 wild, uncontrollable, excitable, high-spirited
mad (adj.) 4 strange, bizarre, weird
made (adj.) 2 with success assured, with fortune made
made (adj.) 2 with success assured, with fortune made
made (adj.) 2 with success assured, with fortune made
maid (n.) 2 virgin, unmarried woman
maidenhead (n.) 1 virginity
maidenhead (n.) 1 virginity
main (adj.) 1 very great, major, considerable
mainly (adv.) 2 entirely, completely, totally
maintain (v.) 1 defend, justify, support
make (v.) 3 create, bring about, produce
make (v.) 5 bring success [to], prosper
make (v.) 5 bring success [to], prosper
make good 1 justify, vindicate, confirm
make in (v.) go in, make [one's] way through
make up (v.) 4 reconcile, settle, arrange
malicious (adj.) 1 wicked, evil-minded, of ill will
manage (n.) 1 management, handling, control [especially of a horse, as a result of training]
manhood (n.) manliness, courage, valour
manhood (n.) manliness, courage, valour
manhood (n.) manliness, courage, valour
manly (adv.) heroically, bravely, gallantly
manner (n.) 1 (plural) proper behaviour, good conduct, forms of politeness
mantle (n.) 1 loose sleeveless cloak
mark (n.) 1 target, goal, aim
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]
market (n.) 3 opportunity to make a profit
marrow (n.) 1 rich and nutritious substance derived from bone cavities
martialist (n.) soldier, military man [i.e. follower of Mars]
masoned (adj.) formed with masonry; or: mason-built
matter (n.) 1 subject-matter, content, substance
matter (n.) 1 subject-matter, content, substance
matter (n.) 4 affair(s), business, real issue
may (v.) to take part in May-day festivities
maying (n.) May-day festivities
mead (n.) meadow
meagre (adj.) 2 thin, slight, scrawny
mean (adj.) 2 lowly, humble, poor
mean (v.) 2 intend for, have in mind for
measure (n.) 7 punishment, treatment, retribution
meat (n.) 1 food, nourishment
meditance (n.) meditation, reflection, contemplation
meditation (n.) 1 thought, thinking
meed (n.) 1 reward, prize, recompense
meet (v.) 3 begin, start, keep
memory (n.) 2 history, memorial record
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
mere (adj.) 1 complete, total, absolute, utter
merit (n.) 2 reward, just desert
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
methinks(t), methought(s) (v.) it seems /seemed to me
methinks(t), methought(s) (v.) it seems /seemed to me
methinks(t), methought(s) (v.) it seems /seemed to me
mickle (adj.) great, much, large
mind (v.) 3 think of, call to mind
mine (n.) 1 source of supply, abundant store
misbecomingly (adv.) unbecomingly, unattractively, unfittingly
miscarry (v.) 1 come to harm, perish, meet death
miscarry (v.) 1 come to harm, perish, meet death
miscarry (v.) 1 come to harm, perish, meet death
misgive (v.) 1 make one feel uneasy, cause one to be apprehensive
mislike (v.) dislike, be displeased with
moiety (n.) 1 share, portion, part
moped (adj.) bewildered, confused, in a daze
more (adj.) 1 greater
morn (n.) morning, dawn
morris (n.) morris dance
morris (n.) morris dance
morris (n.) morris dance
morrow (n.) morning
morrow (n.) morning
mounted (adj.) exalted, high, lofty
move (v.) 1 arouse, affect, stir [by emotion]
muddy (adj.) 4 at a loss, confused, all at sea
mumble (v.) grumble [beneath the breath], complain, mutter
muset, musit (n.) [of a hare] hiding place, lair
music (n.) 1 musicians, players
name (n.) 1 reputation, fame, renown
name (n.) 1 reputation, fame, renown
name (n.) 1 reputation, fame, renown
name (n.) 8 family, stock, kin
nature (n.) 2 natural powers, normal state [of mind and body]
nature (n.) 2 natural powers, normal state [of mind and body]
nature (n.) 3 human nature
nature (n.) 6 natural order, ungoverned state, way of the world [often personified]
near (prep.) 1 in attendance on
nearness (n.) intimacy, close relationship
nerve (n.) 2 strength, vigour, forcefulness
new-conceived (adj.) in early pregnancy
next (adj.) nearest, shortest, most direct
nice (adj.) 1 fastidious, particular, fussy, overscrupulous
niceness (n.) coyness, fastidiousness, excessive scruple
nick (n.) 1 nick of time, critical moment
niggard (v.) 1 begrudge, hoard, use sparingly
nimble-set (adj.) agile, athletic
note (n.) 1 attention, notice, regard
note (n.) 1 attention, notice, regard
note (n.) 3 characteristic, trait, distinctive feature
note (v.) 1 observe, pay attention [to], take special note [of]
nothing (n.) 3 insignificance, unimportance, triviality
nullity (n.) non-event, mere nothing, blank
O (int.) 2 oh [used in emphatic emotion]
oak (n.) crown of oak leaves [awarded to a victorious soldier]
observance (n.) 2 honour, dutiful ceremony, due respect
observance (n.) 2 honour, dutiful ceremony, due respect
observe (v.) 1 humour, gratify, indulge
observe (v.) 2 honour, wait upon, show all courtesy to
odds (n. plural) 5 probability, likelihood, odds-on
odour (n.) perfume, fragrance, scent
of (prep.) 4 between
of (prep.) 7 in
off (adv.) 2 off-stage
offence (n.) 4 [in fencing] attacking stroke, offensive action
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.) 4 performance, business, intrigue
officer of arms (n.) herald, pursuivant
oft (adv.) often
oil (n.) 2 smoothness, glibness, ingratiating manner
on (prep.) 3 because of
only (adj.) 1 outstanding, peerless, pre-eminent
open (adj.) 5 easy to get through; or: give too much of a view
operance (n.) operation, action, activity
opinion (n.) 2 reputation, character, honour
opinion (n.) 3 gossip, suspicion, malicious rumour
oppress (v.) 1 dominate, overwhelm, crush
out (adv.) 1 in error, at fault, wrong
out (adv.) 13 out in the field, away fighting
outbreast (v.) outsing, surpass in voice
outdure (v.) endure, outlast, survive
outgo (v.) 1 outdo, outstrip, surpass
over-rank (adj.) over-ripe; rotten, corrupted
overweigh (v.) outweigh, exceed, prevail over
over-wrestle (v.) surpass, outdo, exceed
owe (v.) 1 own, possess, have
owe (v.) 1 own, possess, have
owlet, howlet (n.) young owl, owl
pain (n.) effort, endeavour, exertion, labour
paint (v.) adorn, beautify, enhance
painted (adj.) 1 colourful, multicoloured
parcel (n.) 1 part, piece, portion, bit
parle, parley (n.) 1 negotiation, meeting [between enemies under a truce, to discuss terms]
parle, parley (n.) 2 argument, altercation, exchange
parlously (adv.) astoundingly, amazingly, exceedingly
part (v.) 2 divide, share, split up
passage (n.) 1 incident, occurrence, event, happening
passage (n.) 7 combat, contest, fight [= passage of arms]
passion (n.) 3 suffering, torment, deep grief
passion (n.) 4 fit of anger, feeling of rage
passion (n.) 4 fit of anger, feeling of rage
passion (n.) 4 fit of anger, feeling of rage
path (n.) way, course of action
pay (n.) reward, payment
pay (v.) 2 punish, pay back, retaliate against
peace (n.) state of calm, amenable condition
peculiar (adj.) particular, private, personal
pelting (adj.) paltry, petty, worthless, insignificant
pencilled (adj.) painted, shown in a painting
penner (n.) pen-case, pen-holder
pennyworth, penn'orth (n.) 2 money's worth, bargain, good value
perfect (adj.) 6 complete, totally accomplished, well-trained
perfect (adj.) 7 completely prepared, fully made ready
perish (v.) destroy, wither, become ruined
persuade (v.) 3 convince, be sure, satisfy
pertain (v.) belong, have a right
petticoat (n.) long skirt
physic (n.) 1 medicine, healing, treatment
pie (n.) magpie
piece (n.) 1 work (of art), creation
piece (n.) 4 accomplishment, forte, skill
piece (n.) 5 creature, individual, person, woman
piece (n.) 10 bit of ground, place
piece (v.) 2 complete, make up, improve
pinch (v.) 1 torment, pain, torture
piss o'th' nettle be in a bad temper, show irritation
pitch (v.) 2 place oneself, settle, alight
place (n.) 1 position, post, office, rank
place (n.) 1 position, post, office, rank
plain (n.) open country
plant (v.) 2 fix in the ground, set up, place
play (v.) 4 stay idle, take a holiday
playfere (n.) playfellow, playmate, companion
plea (n.) 2 quarrel, argument, strife
pledge (v.) drink a toast to, drink to
pledge (v.) drink a toast to, drink to
pleurisy, plurisy (n.) excess, superfluity, superabundance
plight (n.) 1 good shape, health, fit condition
plight (v.) betroth, engage
pluck (v.) 1 draw down, bring down
pluck (v.) 1 draw down, bring down
pluck (v.) 1 draw down, bring down
plum porridge [contemptuous, for the type of person who would eat] rich, fruity porridge [= heavy, lumbering individual]
plum-broth (n.) rich soup made of meat, fruit, and spices, especially eaten at Christmas
pointed (adj.) ending in a point, coming to a peak
poise (n.) 2 weight, heaviness, load
poise (v.) balance, weigh, make even
polled (adj.) 1 bald, hairless
port (n.) 1 portal, entrance, gateway
port (v.) carry, bring; or: bring to port
portion (n.) 1 dowry, marriage gift, settlement
pose (v.) baffle, confuse, confound
position (n.) 1 [in logic] affirmation, assertion, hypothesis
post (n.) 3 door-post
post (v.) 1 hasten, speed, ride fast
posy (n.) short piece of poetry [often inscribed inside a ring]
power (n.) 4 force, strength, might
power (n.) 4 force, strength, might
power (n.) 7 control, influence, sway
power (n.) 9 (usually plural) gods, deities, divinities
power (n.) 9 (usually plural) gods, deities, divinities
power (n.) 9 (usually plural) gods, deities, divinities
practise on / upon (v.) 3 try to seduce, carry on with
prank (n.) 3 trick, frolic, mischief
prate (v.) prattle, chatter, blather
precipitance (n.) jumping from a great height, headlong fall
prefer (v.) 1 promote, advance, recommend
prefixed (adj.) fixed, settled, prearranged, decided in advance
prejudice (n.) detriment, damage, misfortune
preordained (adj.) intended, normal, appointed
present (v.) 2 put forward [for immediate action]
presently (adv.) 1 immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.) 1 immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.) 1 immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.) 1 immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.) 1 immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.) 1 immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.) 1 immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.) 1 immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.) 1 immediately, instantly, at once
preserve (v.) keep, maintain, look after
press (v.) 4 impress [as a stamp on a coin], imprint, mark
press (v.) 5 urge, compel, spur
pretended (adj.) intended, purposed, proposed
pretender (n.) claimant, suitor, wooer
prettily (adv.) cleverly, ingeniously; or: charmingly
prevent (v.) 1 forestall, anticipate
prewarn (v.) forewarn, forecast, predict
price (n.) value, worth, importance
prick (n.) 1 thorn, prickle, barb
prime (adj.) 3 chief, dearest, favourite
primest (n./adj.) best, finest, most supreme
primest (n./adj.) best, finest, most supreme
primest (n./adj.) best, finest, most supreme
prisonment (n.) imprisonment, detention, captivity
privately (adv.) secretly, quietly, covertly
proceeding (n.) 3 (plural) conduct, behaviour, actions
produce (v.) lead them forth, bring them out
proh... O God! Heaven help me!
proof (n.) 3 test, trial
proper (adj.) 1 good-looking, handsome, comely
propound (v.) set before oneself, propose [as a goal]
prorogue (v.) 1 postpone, delay, defer
prove (v.) 5 justify [one's] claim, establish
provender (n.) feed, fodder
puissance (n.) power, might, force
purchase (v.) 1 acquire, obtain, win
purge (v.) 4 make up for, be rid [of], compensate
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (v.) 1 intend, plan
pursue (v.) 1 proceed with, take forward, continue
push (n.) 4 extremity, limit, measure
pyramid (n.) obelisk, pillar
pyramid (n.) obelisk, pillar
quaint (adj.) 4 pretty, attractive, lovely
quality (n.) 1 nature, disposition, character
quality (n.) 2 accomplishment, capacity, ability
quality (n.) 3 rank, standing, position
quality (n.) 3 rank, standing, position
question (n.) 1 argument, contention, dispute
question (n.) 1 argument, contention, dispute
question (n.) 1 argument, contention, dispute
question (n.) 1 argument, contention, dispute
question (n.) 1 argument, contention, dispute
question (n.) 5 questioning, interrogation, examination
question (n.) 6 conversation, discourse, piece of talk
quick (adj.) 2 lively, animated, vivacious
quit (v.) 1 rid, free, relieve
quit (v.) 5 pay back, repay, reward
quite (v.) [= requite] reward, repay, recompense
quousque... how much longer
race (n.) 3 descendants, children, posterity
rare (adj.) 1 marvellous, splendid, excellent
rare (adj.) 1 marvellous, splendid, excellent
rare (adj.) 2 unusual, striking, exceptional
rarely (adv.) 1 splendidly, beautifully, excellently
rarely (adv.) 1 splendidly, beautifully, excellently
rarely (adv.) 1 splendidly, beautifully, excellently
rate (n.) 1 quantity, amount, instance
rate (v.) 2 reckon, estimate, appraise
ravish (v.) 2 snatch from, tear from
raze, raze out erase, obliterate, wipe out
reach (v.), past form raught 1 equal, match, attain to
reach (v.), past form raught 2 give, hold out
reason (n.) 1 power of reason, judgement, common-sense [often opposed to ‘passion’]
reason (n.) 1 power of reason, judgement, common-sense [often opposed to ‘passion’]
reason (n.) 1 power of reason, judgement, common-sense [often opposed to ‘passion’]
reck (v.) regard, heed, care [for]
reckoning (n.) 2 bill [at an inn], settling of account
record (n.) 4 recorder
recover (v.) 1 revive, restore to health
rectifier (n.) one who puts things right, director
redemption (n.) 1 rescue, recovery
redress (n.) 1 relief, assistance, help, comfort
reduce (v.) restore, bring back, lead back
reel (v.) waver, become unsteady, turn suddenly
regard (v.) 3 gaze upon, look down on, observe
regiment (n.) rule, regimen, normal state
rehearsal (n.) story, account, recounting
rejoicer (n.) cheerer, encourager, consoler
relish (v.) 1 have a flavour [of], taste, savour
repair (v.) 1 come, go, make one's way
repletion (n.) over-indulgence, excessive living
report (n.) 1 reputation, fame, renown
report (n.) 4 rumour, gossip, hearsay
require (v.) 1 request, ask, beg
require (v.) 1 request, ask, beg
requite (v.), past forms requit, requited 1 reward, repay, recompense
respect (v.) 1 pay attention to, heed
restraint (n.) 1 captivity, imprisonment, confinement
retain (v.) employ, take into service
reverence, do pay homage, worship, show respect [to]
rheum (n.) 3 catarrh, headcold, coughing and spluttering
riband (n.) ribbon
right (adj.) 1 typical, true, classic
right (adj.) 4 in her right mind, sane, rational
ripe (adj.) 2 ready, inclined, well-disposed
rise (v.) 1 get up, get out of bed
rolling (adj.) flashing, expressive
rough (adj.) 5 difficult to manage, not thoroughly trained
round (v.) 1 ring, encircle, surround
rout (n.) 1 band, company, crowd
rout (n.) 1 band, company, crowd
rowel (n.) small sharp wheel at the end of a spur
royal (adj.) 1 like a king, majestic
rude (adj.) 3 [of wind or water] stormy, turbulent, harsh
rude (adj.) 4 uncivilized, uncultivated, unrefined
rude (adj.) 7 amateurish, inexpert, lacking polish
rudiment (n.) first principles, basic points
ruin (n.) 2 [metaphor for] destitute, case of hardship
ruin (n.) 2 [metaphor for] destitute, case of hardship
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
salute (v.) 1 greet, welcome, address
sanctuary (n.) holy place, church, religious place of safety
say (v.) 1 speak, utter a sound
say (v.) 3 proclaim, announce, declare
scape, 'scape (v.) escape, avoid
scape, 'scape (v.) escape, avoid
school-doing (n.) training, instruction, discipline
scorn (n.) 2 object of scorn, target of mockery
screw (v.) 1 twist, force, contort
scurril (adj.) scurrilous, coarse, vulgar
scurvy (adj.) 1 contemptible, despicable, wretched
scurvy (adj.) 2 worthless, wretched, disagreeable
seal (v.) 2 accomplish, carry out, fulfil
seal (v.) 2 accomplish, carry out, fulfil
season (v.) 1 bring to maturity, ripen
season (v.) 6 imbue, infuse, fill
secure (adj.) 2 over-confident, unsuspecting, too self-confident
seeming (n.) 1 appearance, look, aspect
seeming (n.) 1 appearance, look, aspect
sempster (n.) one who sews [as a profession], tailor
sense (n.) 1 senses, sensation, organs of sense
sense (n.) 1 senses, sensation, organs of sense
sense (n.) 1 senses, sensation, organs of sense
sense (n.) 4 perception, awareness, discernment, appreciation
sense (n.) 5 mind, power of reason, wits
sequent (adj.) 1 following, ensuing, consequent
serious (adj.) formal, important, solemn
servant (n.) 1 devotee, one who gives dedicated service, lover
servant (n.) 1 devotee, one who gives dedicated service, lover
servant (n.) 1 devotee, one who gives dedicated service, lover
serve (v.) 4 be of use, render service, be an advantage [to]
service (n.) 1 action, performance
set down (v.) 2 log, make note, put on record
set in (v.) put in [his word], join in, intervene
set off (v.) 1 enhance, show to advantage, display by contrast
settle (v.) establish, set up, give a home to
settled (adj.) 2 steady, steadfast, staunch
several (adj.) 1 separate, different, distinct
several (adj.) 1 separate, different, distinct
several (adj.) 1 separate, different, distinct
severally (adv.) separately, individually
shade (n.) 3 (plural) the underworld, Hades
shadow (n.) 2 reflection, reflected image
shake (v.) 2 tremble, quake, shiver
shame (v.) be ashamed, be embarrassed
shape (n.) 4 disguise, appearance, identity
shoulder-piece (n.) armour covering the shoulder
show (n.) 2 spectacle, display, ceremony
show (v.) appear, look [like], present [as]
show (v.) appear, look [like], present [as]
show (v.) appear, look [like], present [as]
show (v.) appear, look [like], present [as]
shrewd (adj.) 1 harsh, hard, severe
sib (adj.) kin, related
sinew (n.) 1 muscle
sinew (n.) 1 muscle
sinew (n.) 1 muscle
single (adj.) 1 individual, particular
sinister (adj.) 1 left
sink (v.) 2 be ruined, give up, perish
skiff (v.) go in a skiff [= small boat]
skill (n.) 3 judgement, knowledge, common sense
skip (v.) 1 pass over, fail to see, ignore
skip (v.) 2 jump over, avoid, pass by
slightly (adv.) 1 without much attention, neglectfully
slip (v.) 1 fail to hold, be broken off
smallness (n.) softness, gentleness, high pitch
smile (n.) trace, sign, hint
smock (n.) woman's undergarment, shift, slip, chemise
sod (v.) boil, stew [from ‘seethe’]
soil (v.) blemish, stain, tarnish
sojourn (v.) 1 pause, reside, stay for a while
soldieress (n.) female soldier
solemnity (n.) 2 ritual, ceremony, celebration
sometime (adv.) 2 sometimes, now and then
sort (n.) 1 class, level, social rank
sotted (adj.) turned into a fool, besotted
sound (adj.) 5 large, severe, serious
soundly (adv.) 1 severely, strongly, dearly, in full
sow (n.) ingot, block, bar
space (n.) 1 space of time, while
spare (v.) 6 be free [at court], not needed
speak (v.) 3 proclaim, show, reveal
speed (n.) 1 success, fortune, good luck
speed (n.) 1 success, fortune, good luck
sphere (n.) 5 (plural) orbits [of the eye], sockets
spinster (n.) domestic woman, one who stays at home spinning
spirit (n.) 6 courage, resolution, valour
spoiling (n.) mutilation, disfiguring, marring
spoon (v.) let run [with little or no sail]
sport (n.) 1 recreation, amusement, entertainment
sport (n.) 1 recreation, amusement, entertainment
sport (n.) 1 recreation, amusement, entertainment
sport (n.) 1 recreation, amusement, entertainment
sport (n.) 1 recreation, amusement, entertainment
sport (n.) 1 recreation, amusement, entertainment
sport (n.) 2 exercise, athletic pastime
spread (v.) 1 cover, envelop, enfold
spurn (v.) 1 reject, scorn, despise, treat with contempt
square (adj.) 1 good, sturdy, sound
square, out of abnormal, disordered, deviant
staff (n.) 2 handle, shaft [of a weapon]
stage (n.) platform, dais, stand
stagger (v.) 1 hesitate, waver, vacillate
stained (adj.) 3 dyed black
stale (adj.) 1 ancient, long-standing, antiquated
stale (adj.) 5 worn out, past the prime of life
stammer (v.) describe poorly, undervalue
stamp (v.) 1 press, impress, coin
stand (v.) 2 continue, remain, wait, stay put
stand (v.) 2 continue, remain, wait, stay put
stand (v.) 2 continue, remain, wait, stay put
stand (v.) 4 stand still, stop, cease moving
stand (v.) 4 stand still, stop, cease moving
stand (v.) 6 be placed, set, arrange
stand off (v.) 1 stand back, draw back
star (n.) 3 fate, fortune, destiny [as determined by the stars]
start (n.) 3 advantage, edge, upper hand
state (n.) 1 condition, circumstances, situation, state of affairs
state (n.) 11 estate, property, wealth, means
stay (v.) 1 wait (for), await
stay (v.) 9 stop, halt, come to a standstill
stay (v.) 10 dissuade, stop, prevent
stay for (v.) wait for, await
stead (v.) help, assist, benefit
steel (v.) 2 make firm, give strength
stick (v.) 1 be placed, be fixed
stick (v.) 1 be placed, be fixed
stick (v.) 1 be placed, be fixed
stick (v.) 5 decorate, adorn
stick (v.) 5 decorate, adorn
still (adj.) 2 quiet, calm, subdued
still (adj.) 4 at rest, in repose
still (adj.) 6 lethargic, indolent, sluggish
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]
stirring (n.) liveliness, animation, vivacity
stomach (n.) 1 appetite, desire [for food]
stomach (n.) 5 anger, resentment, vexation
stool-ball (n.) type of bat-and-ball game, with a stool in place of a wicket
stop (v.) 2 stop up, close (up), shut
store (n.) 1 abundance, plenty, surplus, quantity
stout (adj.) 1 brave, valiant, resolute
stow (v.) 2 [as of a ship] fill up with cargo
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
strained (adj.) 1 forced, artificial, feigned
strait (adj.) 5 tight, close-fitting, narrow
strangely (adv.) 1 like a stranger, distantly, in an unfriendly manner
stranger (n.) foreigner, alien, outsider
straying (adj.) winding, twisting, rambling
streamer (n.) banner, pennant, standard
strewing (n.) (plural) things to be scattered
strike (n.) measure [of variable value - usually, a bushel]
strike (v.), past form stroke 1 fight, engage in fighting
strong (adj.) 1 great, serious
studied (adj.) 1 deliberate, carefully planned, intentional
study (n.) 5 preparation, learning, memorizing [of a part]
stuff (n.) 3 rubbish, nonsense
stuff (n.) 3 rubbish, nonsense
style (v.) 1 call, name, designate
style (v.) 2 appoint, order, assign
subdued (adj.) overcome, overwhelmed, subjugated
success (n.) 1 result, outcome, issue
suffer (v.) 1 allow, permit, let
sufficient (adj.) able, capable, competent
suggest (v.) 2 present ideas, make suggestions
suing (adj.) persistently entreating, importuning, chasing
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
sully (v.) dim, stain, tarnish
sulphur (n.) 1 fire, fiery substance, hellfire
sun (n.) sunrise, dawn, daybreak
sunder (v.) 1 separate, split up, part
surfeit (n.) 1 excess, over-indulgence
surfeit (n.) 1 excess, over-indulgence
surfeit (n.) 2 sickness brought on by excess
swart, swarth (adj.) swarthy, dusky, of dark complexion
sweetly (adv.) delightfully, charmingly, pleasingly
sweetly (adv.) delightfully, charmingly, pleasingly
sweetly (adv.) delightfully, charmingly, pleasingly
sweetness (n.) delight, pleasure, charm
swelling (adj.) 1 billowing, rising up
swim (v.) 2 move gracefully, glide, undulate
swine (n.) wild boar
swine (n.) wild boar
synod (n.) assembly, council, gathering
taborer (n.) player of a tabor
taborer (n.) player of a tabor
tack about (v.) change course, run against the wind
tackle (n.) 2 things, equipment, gear
tackling (n.) rigging [of a ship], tackle
taint (v.) 1 sully, infect, stain
take (v.) 10 accept, receive, escape with
take out (v.) 2 study, learn; also: draw forth
tale (n.) 3 false rumour, story, tittle-tattle
tall (adj.) 1 brave, valiant, bold
tediosity (n.) tediousness, bother, trouble
tell (v.) 1 count out, number, itemize
tell (v.) 1 count out, number, itemize
tell (v.) 1 count out, number, itemize
tell (v.) 1 count out, number, itemize
temper (n.) 1 frame of mind, temperament, disposition
temper (n.) 1 frame of mind, temperament, disposition
tender (v.) 1 offer, give, present
tender (v.) 1 offer, give, present
tender (v.) 3 rate, esteem, regard
tender (v.) 4 grant, consent to
tenderly (adv.) carefully, attentively, gently
tenor, tenour (n.) 2 meaning, purpose, intention
tenor, tenour (n.) 2 meaning, purpose, intention
tenor, tenour (n.) 3 synopsis, digest, summary [of a performance]
term (n.) 1 word, expression, utterance
terrene (adj.) earthly, human, in this world
that (conj.) 5 to show that
thaw (v.) dissolve, soften, melt
thick (adj.) 1 deep, heavy, profound
thing (n.) [contemptuous] being, creature, base thing
third (v.) achieve a third of, reduce to a third
threat (v.) threaten
threat (v.) threaten
tickle (v.) 2 beat, flog, rain blows on
tickle up (v.) gratify, give pleasure, arouse
timely (adj.) early, premature
timorous (adj.) 1 fearful, apprehensive, doubting
title (n.) 1 [legal] right, claim, entitlement
title (n.) 1 [legal] right, claim, entitlement
title (n.) 1 [legal] right, claim, entitlement
title (n.) 1 [legal] right, claim, entitlement
title (n.) 1 [legal] right, claim, entitlement
title (n.) 1 [legal] right, claim, entitlement
title (n.) 1 [legal] right, claim, entitlement
title (n.) 2 possession, lordship, dominion
titler (n.) person asserting a right, claimant
to (prep.) 1 according to
tod (n.) bush, bushy tuft
together (adv.) 2 all at once, at the same time
token (n.) 1 sign, evidence, mark
token (n.) 1 sign, evidence, mark
token (n.) 4 emblem, badge, coat-of-arms
token (n.) 5 keepsake, present, memento
top (n.) 3 platform at the top of a mast
top (v.) 3 tighten, pull tight on
tottering (adj.) 1 wavering, vacillating, fluctuating
toy (n.) 1 whim, caprice, trifling matter
toy (n.) 3 trinket, trifle, trivial ornament
toy (n.) 5 foolish dislike, silly aversion
trace (n.) 1 path, way; or: team [of horses, linked by traces]
trace (v.) 1 imitate, pursue, follow in one's footsteps
trace (v.) 4 tread a measure, dance some steps
transport (v.) 2 carry away, captivate, enrapture
transport (v.) 2 carry away, captivate, enrapture
travail, travel (n.) 2 journeying, travel [often overlapping with sense 1]
travail, travel (n.) 2 journeying, travel [often overlapping with sense 1]
trespass (n.) wrong, offence, injustice, crime
trick (n.) 2 way, knack, skill
trick (n.) 2 way, knack, skill
trick (n.) 2 way, knack, skill
troth (n.) 1 truth, good faith
true (adj.) 6 legitimate, rightful, honourable
truly (adv.) 2 fairly, justly, rightly
truss up (v.) hang, string up
try (v.) 3 contest, decide, fight out
try (v.) 4 experience, undergo, endure
tumble (v.) 2 perform acrobatic feats
turn (n.) 4 winding path, twisting street, sidestreet
turn (v.) 4 turn away, face the other way
turn (v.) 8 spin round, whirl about, go round and round
twenty, and [ballad catch phrase, used as an intensifer] and many more
umpire (n.) arbitrator, mediator, adjudicator
unblest (adj.) out of favour, disapproved of
unbounded (adj.) unrestrained, uninhibited, uncontrollable
uncandied (adj.) thawed, dissolved, melted
unclasp (v.) reveal, display, divulge
unconsidered (adj.) ignominious, unrespected, disregarded
understanding (n.) 2 intellect, intelligence, brain
undertaker (n.) 2 champion, helper, upholder
under-world (n.) earth, terrestrial world
undo (v.) 1 ruin, destroy, wipe out
unearthed (adj.) unburied; or: dug out, disclosed
unfeared (adj.) not feared, unfrightening
unfeignedly (adv.) genuinely, sincerely, honestly
unfriended (adj.) deprived of a friend, friendless
unhappy (adj.) 2 hapless, miserable, wretched
unjust (adj.) 2 unfaithful, false [to honour]
unlike (adj.) 2 unlikely, improbable, doubtful
unpanged (adj.) undistracted by pain, untormented
unreasoned (adj.) not to be thought about, undebated
unsettle (v.) become unsettled, be disturbed
unsettled (adj.) 1 disturbed, troubled; also: unresolved, unfixed
untimely (adv.) 1 prematurely, too soon, before due time
unto (prep.) 3 to
unwappered (adj.) unexhausted, fresh, energetic
use (n.) 2 activity, practice, enterprise
use (n.) 2 activity, practice, enterprise
use (v.) 2 treat, deal with, manage
use (v.) 2 treat, deal with, manage
use (v.) 2 treat, deal with, manage
use thy freedom do what you want, do your own thing
vagary (n.) wandering, displacement, roaming about
vantage (n.) 2 advantageous position, place of vantage, superiority
vassal (n.) 1 servant, slave, subject
vault (n.) 1 roof, covering, ceiling
vengeance (adj.) formidable, tremendous, terrific
venture, venter (v.) run a risk, take a chance, dare to act
Ver (n.) [personification of] spring, springtime
verily (adv.) in truth, truly, indeed
verity (n.) 1 truth, truthfulness, veracity
vestal (adj.) 1 as a virgin priestess
vial (n.) phial, small bottle, flask
viand (n.) (usually plural) food, victuals, foodstuff
virginals (n.) small keyboard instrument
virtue (n.) 1 quality, accomplishment, ability
virtue (n.) 1 quality, accomplishment, ability
virtue (n.) 3 courage, valour, bravery
visage (n.) 1 face, countenance
visage (n.) 1 face, countenance
visage (n.) 2 outward appearance, aspect, air
visaged (adj.) featured, looking
visitating (adj.) visiting, attending, observing
void (adj.) 1 empty, lacking, devoid
void (adj.) 1 empty, lacking, devoid
voluble (adj.) 3 changeable, inconstant, mutable
vouch (v.) 1 make good, uphold, support
want (v.) 1 lack, need, be without
want (v.) 1 lack, need, be without
want (v.) 1 lack, need, be without
want (v.) 1 lack, need, be without
want (v.) 1 lack, need, be without
want (v.) 3 fall short [of], be deficient [in]
want (v.) 3 fall short [of], be deficient [in]
want (v.) 3 fall short [of], be deficient [in]
want (v.) 4 require, demand, need
wanton (adj.) 1 carefree, light-hearted, frolicsome, playful
wanton (adj.) 1 carefree, light-hearted, frolicsome, playful
wanton (adj.) 1 carefree, light-hearted, frolicsome, playful
wanton (adj.) 1 carefree, light-hearted, frolicsome, playful
wanton (adj.) 2 casual, gentle
wanton (adj.) 3 unrestrained, undisciplined, boisterous, uncontrolled
wanton (adj.) 6 lascivious, lewd, obscene
wanton (adj.) 7 [jocularly] naughty, wicked, mischievous
wanton (adj.) 12 feminine; or: child-like
ward (n.) 1 [fencing] defensive posture, parrying movement
warrant (v.) 1 assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
warrant (v.) 1 assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
warrant (v.) 1 assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
warrant (v.) 1 assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
warrant (v.) 2 authorize, sanction, license
warrant (v.) 3 act as a pledge for, give an assurance about
wash a tile labour in vain, work to no purpose
watch (v.) 1 stay awake, keep vigil
way (n.) 6 best path, course of action
weaken (v.) lower, reduce, lessen
weed (n.) 1 (plural) garments, dress, clothes
weigh (v.) 4 weigh anchor, heave up the anchor
well-found (adj.) 1 of proven merit, of established reputation, commendable
well-willer (n.) well-wisher, one who offers good will
wench (n.) girl, lass
wench (n.) girl, lass
wench (n.) girl, lass
wench (n.) girl, lass
wench (n.) girl, lass
wench (n.) girl, lass
wench (n.) girl, lass
wench (n.) girl, lass
wench (n.) girl, lass
wench (n.) girl, lass
wench (n.) girl, lass
where (conj.) 1 whereas
whipstock (n.) whip-handle
whistle, go carry on to no purpose, waste [one's] time
white-haired (adj.) fair-haired
wide (adj.) 3 wide of the mark, mistaken
wild (adj.) 1 erratic, irregular, unruly
will (n.) 4 intent, purpose, design
will (n.) 4 intent, purpose, design
willing (adj.) 1 dynamic, energetic
win (v.) 3 earn, deserve, merit
wind (v.) 2 sound, blow
wink (v.) 1 shut one's eyes
wise (adj.) 1 discreet, sensible, prudent
wish (n.) (plural) good wishes
wit (n.) 1 intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
wit (n.) 6 lively person, sharp-minded individual
witless (adj.) stupid, foolish, crazy
wits, also five wits faculties of the mind (common wit, imagination, fantasy, estimation, memory) or body (the five senses)
work (v.), past form wrought 13 embroider, make, sew
worth (v.) become of, happen to, fall on
wot (v.) 1 learn, know, be told