Henry IV Part 2


 
 
 
 
Definitions

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

Alphabetical headword definitions for Henry IV Part 2

a (prep.) 1 variant form of ‘at’
a (prep.) 5 variant form of ‘on’
a (prep.) 6 variant form of ‘to’
abate (v.) 4 blunt, put an end to
abide (v.) 1 endure, undergo, face
ability (n.) 3 means, resources, funds
able (adj.) 2 strong, vigorous, powerful
about (adv.) 1 about your business, into action
abroach (adv.) afoot, astir, in motion
abroad (adv.) 3 away from home, out of the house
abroad (adv.) 3 away from home, out of the house
accite (v.) 1 cite, summon, call
accite (v.) 2 arouse, induce, excite
accommodate (v.) 1 furnish, equip
achievement (n.) feat, accomplishment, successful action
aconitum (n.) variety of highly poisonous plant, aconite
acquit (v.) 1 release, free, discharge
action (n.) 1 campaign, military action, strategy
action (n.) 1 campaign, military action, strategy
action (n.) 3 encounter, engagement, exploit
action (n.) 4 law-suit, legal proceeding, litigation
action (n.) 4 law-suit, legal proceeding, litigation
action (n.) 4 law-suit, legal proceeding, litigation
address (v.) 1 prepare, make ready, poise to act
admit (v.) 2 consent to keep company with, have to do with
advancement (n.) preferment, elevation, progress
advise, avise (v.) 3 inform, be aware, apprise
affect (v.) 1 incline to, like, favour, be drawn to
affection (n.) 2 emotion, feeling
affection (n.) 2 emotion, feeling
affection (n.) 2 emotion, feeling
affection (n.) 2 emotion, feeling
afore (conj.) before, sooner than
after-times (n.) hereafter, future, time to come
agate (n.) dwarf, midget [as of a tiny figure carved in an agate-seal]
aggravate (v.) 3 intensify; malapropism for ‘moderate’
aim (n.) 2 target, object, goal
alarm, alarum, 'larm, 'larum (n.) 1 call to arms, call to battle, signal to begin fighting
alarum-bell, 'larum-bell (n.) warning bell
ale-wife (n.) ale-house keeper, barmaid
allow (v.) 3 acknowledge, grant, admit
alway (adv.) always
amend (v.) 1 cure, heal, improve
ample (adj.) full, complete, absolute
anatomize, annothanize (v.) dissect, reveal, lay open
ancient, aunchient (n.) 1 ensign, standard-bearer
angel (n.) 3 gold coin [with the angel Michael depicted]
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
anon (adv.) 1 soon, shortly, presently
answer (n.) 2 interrogation, cross-examination, appearance in court, trial
answer (v.) 4 suffer the consequences [for], be accountable [for]
answer (v.) 5 cope with, face, encounter
anthem (n.) song of mourning, hymn of grief
antiquity (n.) old age, seniority
ape (n.) 2 fool, idiot, jackass
ape (n.) 2 fool, idiot, jackass
apoplexy (n.) paralysis, torpor, total breakdown
apoplexy (n.) paralysis, torpor, total breakdown
apparel (n.) clothes, clothing, dress
apparel (n.) clothes, clothing, dress
apparel (n.) clothes, clothing, dress
appearance (n.) likeness, semblance
appertinent (adj.) appertaining, belonging, relating
apple-john (n.) kind of apple with a shrivelled skin [associated with midsummer (St John's) day]
apprehensive (adj.) quick-learning, perceptive, ever alert
approve (v.) 1 prove, confirm, corroborate, substantiate
approve (v.) 3 put to the proof, test, try
apt (adj.) 1 fit, ready, prepared
arbour (n.) bower, shady retreat
argument (n.) 1 subject of conversation, subject-matter, topic
argument (n.) 2 story, subject, plot
armed (adj.) 1 armoured, mail-clad, furnished with defences
arrant (adj.) downright, absolute, unmitigated
arrant (adj.) downright, absolute, unmitigated
arrant (adj.) downright, absolute, unmitigated
arrant (adj.) downright, absolute, unmitigated
article (n.) 1 clause, term, provision
article (n.) 1 clause, term, provision
assemblance (n.) appearance, display, composition
assurance (n.) 1 security, certainty, confidence
at (prep.) 1 in
atomy (n.) 2 mite, tiny being
atonement (n.) reconciliation, appeasement, harmony
attach (v.) 1 arrest, seize, apprehend
attach (v.) 2 seize, take hold of, grip
attend (v.) 1 await, wait for, expect
attend (v.) 2 serve, follow, wait [on/upon]
avaunt (int.) begone, go away, be off
avoirdupois (n.) weight, state of heaviness
away with (v.) get on with, bear, endure
awful (adj.) 1 awe-inspiring, worthy of respect
awful (adj.) 1 awe-inspiring, worthy of respect
backbite (v.) slander, revile, speak badly [of someone]
backsword (adj.) sword-like stick with a basketwork hilt, used in fencing practice
baffle (v.) 2 treat shamefully, expose to ridicule
balm (n.) 1 fragrant oil used for anointing, consecrated oil
Barbary hen guinea hen; or: prostitute
Bartholomew boar-pig pig sold at the annual London fair held on St Bartholomew's day
base (adj.) 1 dishonourable, low, unworthy
base (adj.) 1 dishonourable, low, unworthy
base (adj.) 1 dishonourable, low, unworthy
base (adj.) 1 dishonourable, low, unworthy
base (adj.) 2 low-born, lowly, plebeian, of lower rank
base (adj.) 2 low-born, lowly, plebeian, of lower rank
base (adj.) 3 poor, wretched, of low quality
basket-hilt (n.) sword hilt with protective steel basketwork
bastardly (adj.) malapropism for ‘dastardly’
bate (n.) discord, strife, quarrel
bate (v.) 2 [of quantities] lessen, reduce, deduct
battle (n.) 1 army, fighting force, battalion
battle (n.) 1 army, fighting force, battalion
battle (n.) 2 battle array, war formation, ranks of soldiers
bawdy-house (n.) brothel
bay (v.) 1 bring to bay, drive to a last stand
beachy (adj.) pebble-covered, shingly
beadle (n.) 1 parish constable
bear (v.), past forms bore, borne 4 bear in mind, keep note of
bear (v.), past forms bore, borne 6 tolerate, endure, put up with
bear (v.), past forms bore, borne 7 keep, present, show
bear (v.), past forms bore, borne 9 take, carry
bear down (v.) overwhelm, put down, overcome
bear in hand 3 encourage with false hopes, foster expectation in
bear out (v.) 2 help out, support, back up
bear out (v.) 4 undertake, carry on, conduct
bearer (n.) possessor, owner, holder
bearherd, bear-herd, bearard, bearward, berrord (n.) bear-keeper, bear-handler [for dancing or baiting]
beaver (n.) visor of a helmet, face-guard
become (v.) 1 be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
become (v.) 1 be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
become (v.) 1 be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
become (v.) 2 grace, honour, dignify
become (v.) 2 grace, honour, dignify
bedew (v.) moisten with drops, wet with tears
bed-hanger (n.) hanging tapestry for a four-poster bed
beefs (n.) fat cattle, oxen
beer / ale, small 1 weak beer, beer of poor quality
beetle (n.) sledgehammer, heavy ram
befall (v.), past forms befallen, befell 1 happen, occur, take place, turn out
belie (v.) 1 slander, tell lies about
belike (adv.) probably, presumably, perhaps, so it seems
beseek (v.) dialect form or malapropism for ‘beseech’
beshrew, 'shrew (v.) 1 curse, devil take, evil befall
besonian, bezonian (n.) scoundrel, rogue, low fellow
bestow (v.) 1 give, provide, grant
bestow (v.) 8 carry, bear, acquit, conduct
bestride (v.) 1 stand over, protect, safeguard
best-tempered (adj.) most skilfully crafted, of the finest quality [as of metal]
big (adj.) 1 pregnant [with], swollen
biggen (n.) nightcap
bigness (n.) large size, good bulk
blast (v.) 1 blight, wither, destroy
bleed (v.) lose blood, as a means of healing
blood (n.) 2 anger, temper, passion
blood (n.) 5 disposition, temper, mood
blood (n.) 5 disposition, temper, mood
blood (n.) 5 disposition, temper, mood
blood (n.) 6 blood relationship, kinship
blood (n.) 7 nobility, breeding, gentility, good parentage
blood (n.) 7 nobility, breeding, gentility, good parentage
bloody (adj.) 1 blood-thirsty, warlike, ferocious
blubbered (adj.) tear-stained, disfigured with weeping [no comic overtones]
bluebottle (adj.) blue-coated, blue-uniformed
blunt (adj.) 1 stupid, obtuse, dull-witted
body (n.) 6 person, individual
boisterous (adj.) 2 tumultuous, violent, tempestuous
bona-roba (n.) high-class prostitute, good quality bit of stuff
bona-roba (n.) high-class prostitute, good quality bit of stuff
bond (n.) 1 deed, contract, pledge
book (n.) 3 Bible, prayer-book
boot (v.) 3 put on one's boots
boot, to in addition, as well
bosom (n.) 1 heart, inner person
bosom (n.) 1 heart, inner person
bosom (n.) 5 stomach, gut; or: being, person
bottle-ale (adj.) dissolute, degenerate, low
bottom (n.) 4 depths
brave (adj.) 3 audacious, daring, bold
brave (v.) 1 challenge, defy, confront, provoke
bravely (adv.) 1 splendidly, worthily, excellently
brawl (v.) 1 quarrel, squabble, contend
brawn (n.) 3 fattened boar, stuffed pig [ready for eating]
bread-chipper (n.) menial who cuts away the crust of a loaf
break (v.) 6 break one's promise, not keep one's word
break (v.) 7 interrupt, break in on, cut in on
breathe (v.) 3 allow to breathe, rest
breeding (n.) 3 ancestry, parentage, noble lineage
brood (n.) children, offspring
brother, second younger son
brother, sworn companion-in-arms, devoted friend
brow (n.) 1 appearance, aspect, countenance
brow (n.) 1 appearance, aspect, countenance
brow (n.) 1 appearance, aspect, countenance
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]
bruit (v.) report, announce, proclaim
bucket (n.) beam, yoke [for hoisting or carrying]
buckler (n.) small round shield
bung (n.) pickpocket; also: hole-stopper [penis]
burn (v.) 2 infect [with venereal disease]
burst (v.) 2 crack, split open
buss (n.) kiss
by (adv.) 1 near by, close at hand
cabilero (n.) gallant, fine fellow
caliver (n.) type of lightweight musket
calm (n.) 2 malapropism for ‘qualm’ [feeling of nausea]
calm (n.) 2 malapropism for ‘qualm’ [feeling of nausea]
canary, canaries (n.) 1 variety of sweet wine from the Canary Islands
candle-mine (n.) mine of candle-fat
canker (n./adj.) 1 grub that destroys plant buds and leaves, cankerworm, parasite
cankered (adj.) 1 rusted, corroded, tarnished
canvass (v.) toss about [as if in a canvas sheet], beat, thrash
capable of 2 open to, subject to, susceptible to
caper (v.) 3 engage in a dancing contest
carat (n.) worth, value, quality
caraway (n.) carraway seeds, or a delicacy containing carraway seeds
care (n.) 2 responsibility, duty, matter of concern
carman (n.) carter, carrier, wagoner
carriage (n.) 1 bearing, demeanour, manner of behaviour
carrion (n.) 2 dead putrifying flesh, rotting carcass
carry (v.) 12 [archery] send, shoot
case (n.) 1 state, plight, situation, circumstance
case (n.) 1 state, plight, situation, circumstance
case (n.) 9 holder, covering, receptacle
cast (v.) 1 calculate, reckon, estimate
cast (v.) 1 calculate, reckon, estimate
catastrophe (n.) 1 conclusion, end-point, expiration
cause (n.) 1 reason, motive, ground
cause (n.) 7 matter of concern, apprehension
censer (n.) perfuming vessel with a perforated and ornamented lid
certain (adj.) 1 reliable, trustworthy, definite
certain (adj.) 1 reliable, trustworthy, definite
certificate (n.) official document, formal deed
chair (n.) 1 throne
chamber (n.) 3 piece of ordnance, cannon, gun
chance (n.) 1 event, occurrence, situation [especially, bad]
chance (n.) 2 outcome, situation
chance (n.) 5 fortune, lot, destiny
chance (v.) 1 happen [to], transpire, come about
chance (v.) 1 happen [to], transpire, come about
change (v.) 4 change countenance, turn pale
channel (n.) 2 open drain, gutter
channel (n.) 2 open drain, gutter
chaps, chops (n.) 1 jaws
chaps, chops (n.) 3 [jocular] fat cheeks
character (n.) 1 distinctive sign, stamp, trait
charge (n.) 2 company, command
charge (v.) 9 load [a gun]
charge (v.) 10 toast, drink a health to
charge, in prepared for action, at the ready
charged (adj.) 2 loaded; also: given a burden
cheater (n.) deceiver, sharper, gamester; also: officer who looks after estates forfeited to the crown
check (n.) 1 reprimand, reproof, rebuke
check (n.) 1 reprimand, reproof, rebuke
check (v.) 1 rebuke, scold, reprimand
chide (v.), past form chid 1 scold, rebuke, reprove
chide (v.), past form chid 1 scold, rebuke, reprove
chief, in chiefly, principally
chip bread cut away the crust of a loaf
chivalry (n.) 2 knights, men-at-arms
choice, of picked, specially selected
choler (n.) anger, rage, wrath
choose, cannot have no alternative, cannot do otherwise
chopped, chopt (adj.) 2 dried up, fissured, cracked
cinder (n.) burning coal, flaming ember
civil (adj.) 2 seemly, decent, well-behaved
civil (adj.) 3 of civil war
civil (adj.) 3 of civil war
civil (adj.) 5 civic, public, city
clap (v.) 3 enter, strike, place
close (adv.) 6 safely, secretly, out of sight
close (v.) 1 agree, come to terms, compromise
close (v.) 2 get to grips, come to close quarters
clout (n.) 2 [archery] pin fixing a target, cloth patch at the centre of a target; mark, bull
cloy (v.) 1 satiate, gorge, satisfy
coat (n.) 2 coat-of-mail, surcoat
coherence (n.) correspondence, agreement, harmony
coif, quoif (n.) close-fitting cap, nightcap
cold (adj.) 6 calm, cool, deliberate
cold (adj.) 6 calm, cool, deliberate
cold (adj.) 9 bad, unwelcome, disagreeable
collar, colour (n.) noose, hangman's halter
colour (n.) 1 pretext, pretence
colour (n.) 1 pretext, pretence
colours, fear no fear no enemy, fear nothing
comb (n.) honeycomb
come in (v.) 1 approach, move towards
come to (v.) achieve, attain, arrive at
come, let it [drinking call] pass it round
command (n.) 1 authority, commanding power
commandment, commandement (n.) 1 command, instruction, order
commandment, commandement (n.) 1 command, instruction, order
commence (v.) admit to a university degree; give a good start to, make fit
commend (v.) 1 convey greetings, present kind regards
commend (v.) 1 convey greetings, present kind regards
commend (v.) 4 praise, admire, extol
commission (n.) 1 warrant, authority [to act]
commodity (n.) 2 asset, advantage, benefit
common (adj.) 2 of ordinary people, of the masses
common (n.) 1 (people) common people, ordinary citizens
commoner (n.) 1 citizen, denizen, member
commonweal, commonwealth (n.) state, nation, community, body politic
commonweal, commonwealth (n.) state, nation, community, body politic
commotion (n.) 1 insurrection, rebellion, sedition
companion (n.) 1 rogue, rascal, fellow
compare (v.) vie, rival, compete
competence (n.) sufficiency, adequate supply
complexion (n.) 1 appearance, look, colouring
complice (n.) accomplice, confederate, associate
compound (n.) 2 lump, composition, mass
compound (v.) 4 mix, mingle, combine
conceit (n.) 3 understanding, intelligence, apprehension
conceited (adj.) 1 ingenious, clever, well-devised
conceive (v.) 1 understand, comprehend, follow
condition (n.) 3 nature, state, circumstances
condition (n.) 3 nature, state, circumstances
condition (n.) 4 position, social rank, station
condition (n.) 4 position, social rank, station
conduct (n.) 2 guidance, direction
confine (n.) 1 territory, region, domain
confirmity (n.) malapropism for ‘infirmity’
confound (v.) 1 destroy, overthrow, ruin
congealed (adj.) icy, freezing, hail-filled
conger (n.) type of sea-eel
conger (n.) type of sea-eel
conjecture (n.) 2 supposition, imaginary case
conjecture (n.) 3 suspicion, misgiving, evil doubt
conjoin (v.) 1 unite, join together
conjunction (n.) 1 union, uniting, joining together
consent (n.) 1 agreement, accord, unanimity, compact
consent (v.) agree, concur, acquiesce
considerance (n.) consideration, reflection, thought
consign to (v.) 1 agree with, accept, assent to, endorse
consist (v.) be disposed [for], be set, insist
construe (v.) 1 interpret, take, understand
consumption (n.) 1 wasting disease, venereal disease
contagious (adj.) 1 pestilential, harmful, noxious
contention (n.) quarrel, dispute, strife
contention (n.) quarrel, dispute, strife
continent (n.) 2 container, receptacle, enclosure
continent (n.) 4 dry land
continuantly (adv.) malapropism for ‘incontinently’ [= continually]
conversation (n.) 1 way of life, behaviour, manners, conduct
converse (v.) associate, keep company
cope, cope with (v.) 1 encounter, face, have to do [with], come into contact [with]
corporate (n.) malapropism for ‘corporal’
corpse (n.) body of a man, physical being
correctioner (n.) one from the House of Correction [the Bridewell]
cost (n.) 3 expensive item, costly development
costermonger (n.) [sellers of fruit (originally ‘costard-apples’) and vegetables] barrow-boy, apple-seller
counsel-keeper (n.) person who keeps secrets
countenance (n.) 6 favour, patronage, approval
countenance (n.) 6 favour, patronage, approval
countenance (n.) 6 favour, patronage, approval
countenance (v.) 1 approve, support, encourage
countenance (v.) 1 approve, support, encourage
countenance (v.) 1 approve, support, encourage
counter, compter (n.) 4 [a term from hunting] taking an opposite path to the prey
counterfeited (adj.) 2 pretended, feigned, sham
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
course (n.) 1 course of action, way of proceeding
course (n.) 2 habit, custom, practise, normal procedure
course (n.) 4 gist, scope, tenor
courser (n.) swift horse, sprinter, charger
cover (v.) 1 lay the table
crack (n.) 3 young rascal, little rogue
crack (v.) 4 drink, empty, knock back
crafty-sick (adj.) pretending sickness
crave (v.) 2 need, demand, require
creature (n.) 4 material comfort, drink, liquor
crib (n.) 1 hovel, hut, shack
crooked (adj.) 1 malignant, perverse, contrary, devious
cross (n.) 3 coin [referring to the cross stamped on some types of coin]
crudy (adj.) curdy, thick, congealed
current (adj.) 1 [as of a coin] authentic, genuine, valid
curry (v.) use flattery, talk fawningly
curtsy, curtsey (n.) 1 act of courteous respect, deferential action, bow
curtsy, curtsey (n.) 1 act of courteous respect, deferential action, bow
cutpurse (n.) pickpocket, thief, robber
cuttle (n.) knife used by pickpockets for cutting purses; bully, cut-throat
dace (n.) type of small fish, used as a bait
dainty (adj.) 3 fastidious, scrupulous, refined, particular
dame (n.) 1 woman, girl
dame (n.) 1 woman, girl
day (n.) 1 day of battle, contest
day (n.) 1 day of battle, contest
day (n.) 3 anniversary
dead (adj.) 5 death-like, lifeless, spiritless
deafing (adj.) deafening, ear-splitting
dear (adj.) 1 dire, grievous, hard
dear (adv.) 1 direly, grievously, with difficulty
death's-head (n.) skull, memento mori
debate (n.) quarrel, wrangling, strife
debuty (n.) malapropism for ‘deputy’ [= deputy alderman]
deceased (adj.) past, previous, gone by
declension (n.) decline, deterioration, downward course
deep (adj.) 2 learned, profound, erudite
deeply (adv.) 1 profoundly, thoroughly, sincerely
defensible (adj.) defendable, capable of providing a defence
degree (n.) 2 condition, state of being, stage of life
delight (n.) pleasure, enjoyment
deliver (v.) 3 free, release, liberate
demure (adj.) grave, serious, sober, solemn
deny (v.) 3 disallow, forbid, refuse permission [for]
derive (v.) 1 descend
descension (n.) descent, fall from dignity, degradation
desert, desart (n.) 1 deserving, due recompense, right
deserving (n.) 1 worthiness, desert, merit
determine (v.) 1 make a decision [about], reach a conclusion [about]
determine (v.) 4 put an end to, do away with, terminate
difference (n.) 1 quarrel, disagreement, dispute
dignity (n.) 2 official position, high office, rule
discharge (v.) 5 fire [a gun]
discharge (v.) 6 release from service, let go, dismiss
discharge (v.) 6 release from service, let go, dismiss
discharge (v.) 9 respond to a toast, drink a further health
discoverer (n.) scout, spy, patrol
dispatch, despatch (v.) 4 hurry up, be quick
dispatch, despatch (v.) 4 hurry up, be quick
dispatch, despatch (v.) 4 hurry up, be quick
dispraise (v.) disparage, belittle, denigrate
dispraise (v.) disparage, belittle, denigrate
distempered (adj.) 3 disordered, disturbed, diseased
distract (adj.) 2 drive mad, derange, unbalance
divers (adj.) different, various, several
divination (n.) guess, conjecture, prophecy
dole (n.) 3 delivery, distribution, dealing out
doting (adj.) foolish, stupid, weak-minded
double-charge (v.) load twice over
doubt (n.) 1 suspicion, apprehension
doubt (v.) 1 fear, be afraid [for], feel anxious [for]
downy (adj.) 2 fluffy, soft
dram (n.) 1 tiny amount, small quantity
draw (v.) 2 take up, receive, collect
draw (v.) 12 withdraw, revoke
drawer (n.) one who draws drink from a cask, tapster, barman
drollery (n.) 1 comic picture, cartoon, caricature
drooping (adj.) 2 [of the sun] moving downward
due (adv.) duly, dutifully, fully
dull (adj.) 1 dead, lifeless, sluggish, inactive
dull (adj.) 7 [unclear meaning] sleep-inducing, soothing, producing drowsiness
durance (n.) 1 confinement, imprisonment, incarceration
easy (adj.) 1 slight, petty, insignificant
ebon (adj.) 2 dark, sombre
edge (n.) 5 high and narrow ridge
effect (n.) 3 sign, mark, token, manifestation
elder (n.) 3 elder tree
element (n.) 5 air, sky, heavens
end (n.) 4 death, ending [of life]
endeared (adj.) 1 attached in honour, bound by affection
ending (adj.) dying, near one's end
enforce (v.) 3 act upon by force
enforcement (n.) 1 enforcing, propulsion
engage to involve in, associate with
engross (v.) 1 get together, collect, gather, seize
engrossment (n.) stockpiling, accumulation, collecting activity
enlarge (v.) 2 enhance, promote, enrich
enraged (adj.) 2 inflamed, heated, roused
enrooted (adj.) entangled by the roots
ensinewed, insinewed (adj.) joined together in strength
enter (v.) 2 begin, take the first steps in
enter (v.) 2 begin, take the first steps in
entertain (v.) 1 receive, admit, let in
entertainment (n.) 2 pleasant reception, favourable welcome
entreat, intreat (v.) 1 persuade, prevail upon
environ (v.) surround, envelop, encircle, engulf
Ephesian (n.) good mate, old drinking companion
equal (adj.) 2 precise, exact, just
esquire (n.) 2 gentleman, country squire
estate (n.) 1 state, situation, circumstances
etcetera (n.) substitute for an indelicate word, here probably ‘vagina’
even (adj.) 3 smooth, without obstacles
event (n.) outcome, issue, consequence
ever among all the while; or: everywhere
exceeding (adv.) exceedingly, extremely, very
exceeding (adv.) exceedingly, extremely, very
execution (n.) 1 action, performance, doing
execution (n.) 2 exercising, putting into operation
execution (n.) 3 satisfaction, accomplishment
exercise (n.) 2 manly sport, martial practice
exion (n.) idiosyncratic form of ‘action’
expectation (n.) 1 anticipation, hopefulness
expedition (n.) 1 haste, speedy action, prompt dispatch
extreme (n.) 1 extremity, outermost area
face-royal (n.) majestic face, face like a king
faculty (n.) function, power, capability
fain (adj.) 1 obliged, forced, compelled
fain (adv.) gladly, willingly
fain (adv.) gladly, willingly
faint (adj.) 3 weak, fatigued, lacking in strength
fair (adv.) 1 kindly, encouragingly, courteously
faith (n.) 2 constancy, fidelity, loyalty
faitour, faitor (n.) cheat, imposter, fraud
fall foul fall out, quarrel, come into conflict
false (adj.) 1 treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.) 2 disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful
false (adj.) 4 wrong, mistaken
false (adj.) 4 wrong, mistaken
false (adj.) 4 wrong, mistaken
fame (n.) 1 reputation, renown, character
fame (n.) 1 reputation, renown, character
familiarity (adj.) malapropism for ‘familiar’
fancy (n.) 8 impromptu composition, musical invention
fantasy (n.) 2 imagination, inventiveness, mental creativity
fare ... well
fare ... well
fare ... well
fare ... well
fare ... well
fashion (n.) 1 manner, way, mode, appearance
fashion (v.) 1 form, shape, make [into]
fat (adj.) 3 fertile, rich, productive
fault (n.) 1 sin, offence, crime
fear (n.) 3 object of dread, thing to be feared
fear (v.) 1 frighten, scare, terrify, daunt
fearful (adj.) 2 causing fear, awe-inspiring, terrifying, alarming
fearful (adj.) 2 causing fear, awe-inspiring, terrifying, alarming
fell (adj.) 1 cruel, fierce, savage
fell (adj.) 2 mighty, terrible
fennel (n.) fragrant herb used as a sauce for fish
fetch (v.) 3 trace, find the origin of
fetch off (v.) 3 fleece, trick, get the better of
few, in (a) in few words, in short, in brief
field (n.) 1 field of battle, battleground, field of combat
field (n.) 1 field of battle, battleground, field of combat
field (n.) 1 field of battle, battleground, field of combat
field (n.) 1 field of battle, battleground, field of combat
field (n.) 1 field of battle, battleground, field of combat
field (n.) 1 field of battle, battleground, field of combat
field (n.) 1 field of battle, battleground, field of combat
fiery (adj.) 1 ardent, spirited, animated
fig (v.) 1 word used along with a rude gesture [of the thumb between the first two fingers of a fist]
figure (n.) 1 form, design, shape, conception
figure (v.) 1 symbolize, represent, portray
figure (v.) 2 reproduce, look like, shape like
file (n.) 2 register, list, roll
fillip, fillop (v.) strike smartly against, tap against, touch
find (v.) 6 expect, receive, meet with
firebrand (n.) 1 piece of wood kindled in the fire
fist (v.) strike [with the fist], punch, knock
fit (n.) 1 fever, attack, seizure
flap-dragons (n.) [game of bravado] snap-dragons: small burning objects floating on liquor, which have to be avoided while drinking; or: edible objects floating on burning liquor, to be seized and eaten
flaw (n.) 1 gust, squall, blast
fledge (adj.) 1 covered with down, displaying growth
flesh (n.) meat
flesh (v.) 4 [give a piece of the kill to a hound to stimulate its desire to hunt further] reward, stimulate, excite
fleshed (adj.) 1 well used to bloodshed, hardened
flint (n.) 2 flint-like, hard, merciless
flood (n.) 1 sea, deep, waves, rushing water
flood (n.) 1 sea, deep, waves, rushing water
foin (v.) [fencing] thrust, lunge
foining (n./adj.) [fencing] thrusting, lunging
fond (adj.) 1 foolish, stupid, mad
fondly (adv.) foolishly, stupidly, madly
foolish-compounded (adj.) composed of folly
foot (n.) 1 foot-soldiers, infantry
foot, on 1 in employment, taking place, under way
forbear (v.) 3 control oneself, have patience [for]
force perforce with violent compulsion
force perforce with violent compulsion
forehand, fore-hand (adj.) 2 [archery] shooting straight ahead
forehead (n.) 1 commanding countenance, assurance, audacity
forerun (v.) forecast, foreshadow, be the precursor of
forestalled (adj.) [unclear meaning] certain to be refused
forgetive (adj.) good at forging thoughts, inventive, creative
forlorn (adj.) 2 meagre, puny, scrawny
form (n.) 3 pattern, shaping, outcome, order
form (n.) 4 orderly manner, good arrangement
form (n.) 5 way of behaving, behaviour, code of conduct
form (n.) 6 formal procedure, due process, formality
forspent (adj.) exhausted, worn out
forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forswore 2 abandon, renounce, reject, give up
forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forswore 2 abandon, renounce, reject, give up
forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forswore 2 abandon, renounce, reject, give up
fortune (n.) 1 good fortune, success
fortune (n.) 1 good fortune, success
forward (adj.) 3 spirited, eager, lively
founder (v.) make lame, cause to break down
foutre (n.) [strong rude expression of contempt] fuck
foutre (n.) [strong rude expression of contempt] fuck
frame (v.) 3 arrange, organize, plan
frank (n.) pig-sty
friend (n.) 2 relation, relative, kinsman
fright (v.), past form frighted frighten, scare, terrify
fright (v.), past form frighted frighten, scare, terrify
front (v.) 1 confront, face, meet
fronting (adj.) confronting, facing
fub off (v.) fob off, put off
fustian (adj.) 2 bombastic, ranting, blustering
fustilarian (n.) [unclear meaning] smelly old woman
gainsay (v.) 1 contradict, say the contrary, forbid
gait (n.) 1 manner of walking, bearing, movement
gall (n.) 1 bile [reputed for its bitterness]
gall (v.) 1 vex, annoy, irritate
gall (v.) 2 chafe, rub, make sore
gall (v.) 3 injure, harm, wound
Galloway nag small strong riding horse [from Galloway, Scotland]; prostitute
gambol (adj.) playful, sportive, spirited
'gan, can (v.) began
garland (n.) 1 wreath of victory
garland (n.) 1 wreath of victory
general (adj.) 3 joint, common, communal
generation (n.) 1 family, progeny
genius (n.) 1 soul, spirit, being
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.) 1 well-born, honourable, noble
gentle (adj.) 1 well-born, honourable, noble
gentle (adj.) 1 well-born, honourable, noble
gentle (adj.) 4 peaceful, calm, free from violence
gentle (adj.) 6 soft, tender, kind
gentlewoman (n.) woman of good breeding, well-born lady
gentlewoman (n.) woman of good breeding, well-born lady
gentlewoman (n.) woman of good breeding, well-born lady
get (v.) 1 beget, conceive, breed
gibbet (v.) [unclear meaning] hang [as on a gibbet]
giddy (adj.) 1 frivolous, flighty, fickle, irresponsible
giddy (adj.) 2 foolish, stupid, ill-considered
giddy (adj.) 6 swaying, quaking, dizzying
gild over (v.) smooth over, cover the defect of
gilt (adj.) 2 coated with gold
gird (v.) 2 mock, taunt, laugh [at]
give fire begin firing, shoot, discharge
give out (v.) 3 estimate, predict of
glass (n.) 1 mirror, looking-glass
glass (n.) 1 mirror, looking-glass
glutton (adj.) gluttonous, voracious, greedy
glutton (n.) rich man in the Dives and Lazarus parable
go (v.) 5 pass as current, be valued
go (v.) 8 be pregnant, be with child
goodly (adj.) 1 splendid, excellent, fine
goodly (adj.) 2 good-looking, handsome, attractive, comely
good-night, good night (n.) 1 night-time serenade
goodwife (n.) mistress of a house, Mrs
good-year / goodyear, what the [expression of impatience] what the deuce
good-year / goodyear, what the [expression of impatience] what the deuce
gossip (n.) 2 friend, neighbour
gown (n.) 2 dressing-gown, nightgown
grace (n.) 1 honour, favour, recognition, respect
grace (n.) 1 honour, favour, recognition, respect
grace (n.) 1 honour, favour, recognition, respect
grace (n.) 2 virtue, good quality
grace (n.) 4 gracefulness, charm, elegance
grace (n.) 5 favour, good will
grace (n.) 10 procedure, attitude, affectation
grace (v.) 1 favour, add merit to, do honour to
graffing (n.) grafting
grate on / upon (v.) pester, harass, make heavy demands on
gratis (adv.) for nothing, without payment
grave (n.) (plural) greave, leg-armour
gravity (n.) 1 respectability, authority, dignified position
great (adj.) 5 full of emotion
green (adj.) 1 fresh, recent, new
green (adj.) 1 fresh, recent, new
green-sickness (n.) 1 type of illness supposed to affect lovesick young women
grey (adj.) 2 blue
grief (n.) 1 grievance, complaint, hurt, injury
grief (n.) 1 grievance, complaint, hurt, injury
grief (n.) 1 grievance, complaint, hurt, injury
grief (n.) 1 grievance, complaint, hurt, injury
grief (n.) 1 grievance, complaint, hurt, injury
grief (n.) 1 grievance, complaint, hurt, injury
grief (n.) 1 grievance, complaint, hurt, injury
grief (n.) 2 pain, torment, distress
grief (n.) 2 pain, torment, distress
grievance (n.) 2 cause of annoyance, painful constraint, source of sorrow
gross (adj.) 3 whole, total, entire
gross (adj.) 7 coarse, vulgar, unrefined
ground (n.) 3 advantage, upper hand, edge
ground (n.) 8 bottom [as of the sea]
ground (n.) 8 bottom [as of the sea]
grow to (v.) be an integral part of, become one with
guard (n.) 5 trimming, trapping, adornment
guard (v.) 2 escort, accompany [under guard]
guarded (adj.) ornamented, trimmed, tricked out
hade land (n.) strip of land left unploughed in a field
hair (n.) 2 jot, iota, trace
hale (v.) 1 drag, pull, haul
half-faced (adj.) 1 thin-faced, with a pinched look
half-kirtle skirt [lower part of a kirtle]
hallowing, hallooing, halloing, holloaing (n.) shouting, hallooing, crying out
halt (v.) limp, proceed lamely
halt (v.) limp, proceed lamely
hand, out of 2 finished with, off one's hands
hang (v.) suspend, hold off, put off
haply (adv.) perhaps, maybe, by chance, with luck
happy (adj.) 2 opportune, appropriate, propitious, favourable
hardly (adv.) 1 with great difficulty, only with difficulty
hardly (adv.) 2 severely, harshly, badly
hatch (n.) 1 hatching [as from an egg]
haunch (n.) latter end, hind part
hautboy (n.) type of musical instrument; oboe
have at [someone] [said at the start of a fencing attack or other confrontation] I come at, let me at [a person]
hazard (n.) 1 risk, peril, danger
head (n.) 1 fighting force, army, body of troops
head (n.) 2 power, strength, scope
head (n.) 2 power, strength, scope
health (n.) 1 toast, salutation in drink
hearken (v.) 1 listen [to], pay attention [to]
heaviness (n.) 1 sadness, grief, sorrow
heaviness (n.) 1 sadness, grief, sorrow
heavy (adj.) 1 sorrowful, sad, gloomy
heavy (adj.) 1 sorrowful, sad, gloomy
heavy (adj.) 1 sorrowful, sad, gloomy
heavy (adj.) 2 grave, serious, weighty
heavy (adj.) 2 grave, serious, weighty
heavy (adj.) 9 troublesome, iniquitous, heinous
heavy (adj.) 10 brutal, oppressive, wicked
heels, by the in the stocks, in irons
heir (n.) offspring, progeny, fruit
hem (int.) 1 [drinking call] make a noise like ‘ahem’; clear the throat
hempseed (n.) malapropism for ‘homicide’
hie (v.) hasten, hurry, speed
high (adj.) 2 important, major, special
high (adj.) 7 built-up, raised
hilding (adj.) good-for-nothing, worthless
history (v.) recount, narrate, relate
hogshead (n.) large cask, barrel [of wine]
hold (n.) 1 stronghold, castle, fortress
hold (v.) 1 keep, maintain, observe
hold (v.) 3 stand firm, continue, carry on
hold up (v.) 2 support, uphold, sustain
hold up (v.) 2 support, uphold, sustain
holland (n.) fine linen fabric
honest (adj.) 1 chaste, pure, virtuous
honest (adj.) 3 genuine, real, true
honeyseed (n.) malapropism for ‘homicide’
honeysuckle (adj.) malapropism for ‘homicidal’
hook on (v.) stay close behind
horse (n.) cavalry, horse soldiers
hot (adj.) 1 hot-tempered, angry, passionate
hot (adj.) 2 enthusiastic, ardent, eager, keen
housewife, huswife (n.) [pron: 'husif] hussy, wanton, minx
how (adv.) how much?, at what rate?
how (adv.) how much?, at what rate?
hulk (adj.) hugely ungraceful, clumsily large
hulk (n.) ship, vessel
human (adj.) 1 worldly, secular, mundane
humorous (adj.) 1 capricious, moody, temperamental
humour (n.) 1 mood, disposition, frame of mind, temperament [as determined by bodily fluids]
humour (n.) 1 mood, disposition, frame of mind, temperament [as determined by bodily fluids]
humour (n.) 1 mood, disposition, frame of mind, temperament [as determined by bodily fluids]
humour (n.) 2 fancy, whim, inclination, caprice
humour (n.) 2 fancy, whim, inclination, caprice
humour (n.) 2 fancy, whim, inclination, caprice
humour (n.) 3 style, method, way, fashion
hurly (n.) commotion, uproar, turmoil
husband (n.) houskeeper, steward, domestic manager
husband (v.) 2 tend, improve, cultivate
husbandry (n.) 2 household work, chores
idle (adj.) 5 trifling, unimportant, trivial
idle (adj.) 7 empty, unoccupied, inactive
idly (adv.) 1 foolishly, crazily, frivolously
ill (adj.) 1 bad, adverse, unfavourable
ill (adj.) 1 bad, adverse, unfavourable
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 (adv.) 1 badly, adversely, unfavourably
ill (adv.) 1 badly, adversely, unfavourably
ill (adv.) 1 badly, adversely, unfavourably
ill (adv.) 1 badly, adversely, unfavourably
ill-beseeming (adj.) unseemly, inappropriate, unbecoming
ill-sorted (adv.) badly matched, in bad company
image (n.) 1 embodiment, instance, form
imbrue, embrue (v.) pierce, stab, stain with blood
immediate (adj.) 1 close in succession, proximate, direct
imp (n.) child, scion, son
imperious, emperious (adj.) imperial, majestic, sovereign
imperious, emperious (adj.) imperial, majestic, sovereign
imply (v.) insinuate, suggest the involvement of
imputation (n.) reputation, prestige, estimation
in (adv.) 1 in prison
in (prep.) 3 into
in (prep.) 6 within
incensed (adj.) inflamed, angered, enraged
incertain (adj.) 1 uncertain, doubtful, dubious
indictment (n.) legal document containing a charge
indictment (n.) legal document containing a charge
indifferency (n.) 2 ordinariness, average character
indite (v.) 2 malapropism for ‘invite’
induction (n.) opening scene [of a play], initial step, preparation
infer (v.) 2 imply, demonstrate, illustrate
infinitive (adj.) malapropism for ‘infinite’
inflammation (n.) inflamed senses, heated condition [through drinking]
ingraft, engraffed (adj.) 2 closely attached, associated [with]
injury (n.) 1 grievance, wrong, complaint
inland (adj.) 1 internal, inner
innocency (n.) innocence
instance (n.) 1 sign, evidence, proof
instance (n.) 5 presence, appearance; or: urgency
instant (adj.) 2 imminent, impending, close at hand
intelligencer (n.) 1 messenger, informant, bringer of news
intend (v.) 2 tend, incline, be predisposed
intend (v.) 3 mean, imply, suggest
intent (n.) intention, purpose, aim
intent (n.) intention, purpose, aim
intent (n.) intention, purpose, aim
intervallum (n.) interval, break between sessions
intreasured, entreasured (adj.) safely stored up, kept as in a treasury
invest (v.) 2 empower, install in office, give authority
investments (n.) (plural) garments, clothes, clothing
inward (adj.) 3 internal, domestic, civil
iron (adj.) in armour, mail-clad
irrecoverable (adj.) beyond redemption, past recovery
issue (n.) 1 child(ren), offspring, family, descendant
jade (n.) 1 worn-out horse, hack, worthless nag
jade (n.) 1 worn-out horse, hack, worthless nag
jealousy (n.) 1 suspicion, mistrust, apprehension
joint-stool, join-stool, joined-stool (n.) well-made stool [by a joiner] [also used in phrases of ridicule]
jordan (n.) chamber-pot
joy (n.) [unclear meaning] delight, bliss [for Mary, as the mother of Jesus]; or: darling, pet
juggler (n.) 2 trickster, deceiver, fraud
just (adj.) 1 accurate, exact, precise
just (adj.) 1 accurate, exact, precise
just (adj.) 4 equal, even
just (adj.) 6 truthful, honest
justly (adv.) exactly, precisely, closely
juvenal (n.) youth, young man
keep (v.) 3 guard, watch, tend
keeper (n.) 2 nurse, carer
ken (n.) range of sight, view, visible distance
kickshaw (n.) 2 fancy dish
kindly (adj.) 1 natural, proper
kirtle (n.) dress, gown
knave (n.) 1 scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knave (n.) 1 scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knave (n.) 1 scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knave (n.) 1 scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knave (n.) 1 scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knave (n.) 1 scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knave (n.) 1 scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knave (n.) 1 scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knave (n.) 3 boy, lad, fellow
knight-errant (n.) adventurer; night-sinner
know (v.) 2 recognize
lack-linen (adj.) badly dressed, disreputable
land-service (n.) military service done on land
lanthorn (n.) lantern
large (adj.) 1 generous, bountiful, liberal, lavish
large, at 1 at length, in full, thoroughly
largely (adv.) 2 abundantly, amply, greatly
late (adj.) 1 recent, not long past
lately (adv.) 1 recently, of late
latest (adj.) last, final
lattice (n.) lattice-work, criss-cross adornment; also: tavern symbol
laud (n.) 1 praise, homage, honour
lavish (adj.) 2 undisciplined, impetuous, wild
lavishly (adv.) excessively, in an undisciplined way
lay down (v.) 2 formulate, work out, estimate
lay up (v.) 2 stow away, pack away, store
lean (v.) 2 barren, unproductive
least, at ultimately, in the final analysis
leather-coat (n.) russet apple [with a rough skin]
leer (v.) look sideways, cast a side glance, smile disarmingly
leman (n.) lover, paramour, sweetheart
letter (n.) 3 (plural) sophisticated learning, great scholarship
level (adj.) 1 steady, steadfast, constant
level (adj.) 3 accessible, readily achievable
level at (v.) 1 aim for, have as a target
lewd (adj.) 1 improper, unseemly
lie (v.) 1 live, dwell, reside, lodge
lief, had as should like just as much
lief, had as should like just as much
life (n.) 1 living being, person
life (n.) 2 means of life, way of survival
life, for one's of a capital nature
lifting up (n.) dawning, arrival, arising
light (adj.) 2 joyful, merry, light-hearted
light (adj.) 5 [of counterfeit coins] of less weight, worthless, cheap
lighten (v.) 2 enlighten, send spiritual illumination to
lightness (n.) 2 lewdness, wantonness, licentiousness
like (adj.) 1 same, similar, alike, equal
like (adv.) 1 likely, probable / probably
like (adv.) 1 likely, probable / probably
like (adv.) 1 likely, probable / probably
like (adv.) 1 likely, probable / probably
like (adv.) 1 likely, probable / probably
like (v.) 5 liken, make like, make resemble
like (v.) 6 thrive, look, do
like to / unto (conj./prep.) similar to, comparable with
like to / unto (conj./prep.) similar to, comparable with
limb (n.) 1 member, branch
line (v.) 1 strengthen, support, fortify
lineal (adj.) lineally descended, in the direct line, hereditary
lingering (adj.) long-drawn-out, protracted, lengthy
liquor (n.) 1 [alcoholic] drink
lisp (v.) 2 talk in a loving voice
listen after (v.) look out for, keep a watch on
liver (n.) 1 part of the body thought to be at the seat of the passions [especially sexual desire]
liver (n.) 1 part of the body thought to be at the seat of the passions [especially sexual desire]
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
loathly (adj.) loathsome, hateful., disgusting
lodge (v.) 3 harbour, entertain, foster
look (v.) 1 expect, anticipate, hope, await the time
look (v.) 3 take care, see, be sure
look (v.) 5 be prepared, expect, count on
look beyond (v.) exaggerate, find too much in
look up (v.) be cheerful, take courage
loosely (adv.) negligently, with laxity, carelessly
lover (n.) companion, comrade, dear friend
low (n.) lowly person
low country lower regions of the body
lusty (adj.) 1 vigorous, strong, robust, eager
lusty (adj.) 2 merry, cheerful, lively
lusty (adj.) 2 merry, cheerful, lively
magnanimous (adj.) valiant, heroic, courageous
maidenhead (n.) 1 virginity
make (v.) 8 raise, acquire, procure
malmsey-nose (adj.) nose the colour of malmsey
maltworm, malt-worm (n.) drinker [of malt-liquor], drunkard, inebriate
man (v.) 2 attend, serve, wait on [by]
man (v.) 2 attend, serve, wait on [by]
manage (v.) 1 wield, handle, use
manage (v.) 1 wield, handle, use
mandrake (n.) 2 variety of poisonous plant [whose long forked root was thought to resemble a man's legs and private parts; thus, with aphrodisiac properties]
mandrake (n.) 3 noisy growth, dwarf
manner (n.) 4 character, nature, quality
many (n.) multitude, throng
mare (n.) goblin that causes nightmares [by sitting on the sleeper's chest]
mare, ride the wild type of schoolboy game involving one boy leaping on top of others
mare's dead, whose what's the fuss, what's going on
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]
marring (n.) harm, detriment, loss
marry (v.) 1 join together, unite
martlemas (n.) [idiosyncratic] case of plenty, fullness of being
marvellous (adv.) very, extremely, exceedingly
marvellous (adv.) very, extremely, exceedingly
mate (n.) 2 fellow, individual
matter (n.) 1 subject-matter, content, substance
matter (n.) 5 reason, cause, ground
matter (n.) 5 reason, cause, ground
measure (v.) 3 judge, appraise
mechanical (adj.) common, servile, menial
medicine potable elixir believed to be of special efficacy because derived from gold
meet (adj.) 1 fit, suitable, right, proper
meet (adj.) 1 fit, suitable, right, proper
melting (adj.) 1 moving, affecting, causing tenderness
mere (adj.) 1 complete, total, absolute, utter
mess (n.) 5 small quantity, little bit
mete (v.) 1 appraise, measure, evaluate
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
mingle (v.) join, unite, combine
misbecome (v.) appear unbecoming to, be unseemly to
miscarry (v.) 1 come to harm, perish, meet death
miscarry (v.) 3 go wrong, fail, be unsuccessful
mischief (n.) 1 catastrophe, calamity, misfortune
misdoubt (n.) suspicion, mistrust, doubtfulness
misordered (adj.) disordered, confused, troubled
mo, moe (adj.) more [in number]
mock (n.) 1 act of mockery, mocking remark, derisive action, scornful irony
mock (v.) 4 disprove, defy, disppoint
model (n.) 3 ground-plan, layout, outline
moist (adj.) 2 watery, rheumy
monstrous (adj.) unnatural, outlandish, aberrant
mood (n.) 4 mode, tune, key
more and less 1 men of high and low rank
morrow (n.) morning
morrow (n.) morning
morrow (n.) morning
morrow (n.) morning
morrow (n.) morning
motion (n.) 7 act of moving, movement, stirring
mount (v.) 1 ascend, rise up, climb
muddy (adj.) 2 dirty, foul
muddy (adj.) 5 [of a young deer] sluggish, lazy
murder, murther (v.) tear off, mangle, destroy
mure (n.) wall
muse (v.) 1 wonder, be surprised
muster (n.) 1 (plural) enlistment of soldiers, mobilizing of troops
muster (v.) 1 assemble, gather together [at], rush
naked (adj.) 3 exposed, unprotected, laid open
name (n.) 1 reputation, fame, renown
name (n.) 1 reputation, fame, renown
name (n.) 3 famous name, luminary, celebrity
nature (n.) 4 mortal life, natural life
nave (n.) 1 [of wheels] hub, pivot
neaf (n.) fist, clenched hand
near (adj.) 1 close to the throne [in order of succession], near relation
near (prep.) 2 intimate with, closely connected with
necessary (adj.) 1 inevitable, unavoidable, certain
necessity (n.) 1 inevitability, constrained outcome
necessity (n.) 2 unavoidable event
never-daunted (adj.) never dispirited, never overcome with fear
new-dated (adj.) of recent date
nice (adj.) 1 fastidious, particular, fussy, overscrupulous
nice (adj.) 5 trivial, unimportant, slight
nice (adj.) 6 foolish, stupid
night, at at nightfall, this evening
nightgown, night-gown (n.) dressing-gown
noise (n.) 2 band, company of musicians
note (n.) 10 bill, invoice, account
notice (n.) 1 information, intelligence, notification
nuthook, nut-hook (n.) constable, beadle, officer
obedience (n.) obeisance, act of submission
observe (v.) 1 humour, gratify, indulge
observe (v.) 1 humour, gratify, indulge
observe (v.) 1 humour, gratify, indulge
obsque... apart from this there is nothing
occasion (n.) 2 ground, reason, cause, matter
occasion (n.) 2 ground, reason, cause, matter
occasion (n.) 2 ground, reason, cause, matter
occasion (n.) 4 course of events, state of affairs
occupy (v.) fornicate, have sexual dealings [with]
offer (v.) 2 dare, presume, venture
office (n.) 1 task, service, duty, responsibility
office (n.) 1 task, service, duty, responsibility
office (n.) 1 task, service, duty, responsibility
office (n.) 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.) 6 room, apartment, living area
oft (adv.) often
old (adj.) 4 plenty of, abundant, more than enough
olive (n.) olive-branch [symbol of peace]
omit (v.) neglect, disregard, forget about
once (adv.) 3 one day, some time
only (adj.) 1 outstanding, peerless, pre-eminent
open (adj.) 6 generous, liberal, freely giving
opener (n.) interpreter, elucidator, expositor
opinion (n.) 1 public opinion, popular judgement
opinion (n.) 2 reputation, character, honour
opposed (adj.) 2 hostile, malevolent
opposite (n.) 1 opponent, adversary, anatagonist
opposite (n.) 1 opponent, adversary, anatagonist
orchard (n.) garden
orchard (n.) garden
order (n.) 6 formation, formal array
order, take make arrangements
original (n.) point of origin, cause, source
ostentation (n.) 1 public show, display, exhibition
ouch (n.) ornament, gem; also: sore
ousel, woosel (n./adj.) blackbird
out (prep.) 1 out of
out (v.) drop out, quit
out-breathed (adj.) put out of breath, winded
overlive (v.) survive, outlive, outlast
overpost (v.) pass over, disregard, overlook [of]
over-read (v.) read over, read through
over-ride (v.) outride, outstrip
overscutched (adj.) [unclear meaning] well-beaten, often whipped
overset (v.) 1 overthrow, overcome, defeat
overshine, over-shine (v.) 1 outshine, surpass, excel
overween (v.) 1 presume too much, go too far
owe (v.) 1 own, possess, have
pacify (v.) stay quiet; or: malapropism for ‘satisfy’ [= be assured]
pack (v.) 5 load up, load with goods
pagan (n.) prostitute, whore
pallet (n.) bed, straw mattress
pantler (n.) servant in charge of the bread, pantryman
pantler (n.) servant in charge of the bread, pantryman
parcel (n.) 2 detail, particular, specific point
parcel-gilt (adj.) partly gilded
parle, parley (n.) 1 negotiation, meeting [between enemies under a truce, to discuss terms]
part (n.) 4 action, conduct, behaviour
part-created (adj.) partly built
particular (adj.) 1 personal, special, private
particular (n.) 1 individual issue, point of detail
particular (n.) 1 individual issue, point of detail
partition (n.) 1 separation, distinction
party (n.) 5 person, fellow
passing (adv.) very, exceedingly, extremely
passion (n.) 4 fit of anger, feeling of rage
passion (n.) 5 passionate outburst, emotional passage
peasant (adj.) 2 country, rural, backwoods
peascod (n.) pea-plant, pea-pod
perfectness (n.) 1 fullness
perforce (adv.) 2 of necessity, with no choice in the matter
perforce (adv.) 2 of necessity, with no choice in the matter
perforce (adv.) 2 of necessity, with no choice in the matter
perforce (adv.) 2 of necessity, with no choice in the matter
perfume (v.) malapropism for ‘perfuse’ [= cause to flow through]
period (n.) 1 full stop, end, ending, conclusion
petty (adj.) 2 minor, subordinate, inferior
pewterer (n.) maker of pewter utensils
philosopher's two stones two hypothetical means of (i) giving eternal youth and (ii) turning base metals into gold
phrase (n.) 1 phrasing, language, mode of expression
physic (n.) 1 medicine, healing, treatment
physic (n.) 1 medicine, healing, treatment
picking (adj.) fastidious, trifling, fussy
piece (n.) 7 cannon, piece of artillery, fire-arm
pike (n.) 1 lance, spear
pill up (v.) [unclear meaning] plunder, rob; pile up, accumulate
pin (n.) 2 peg [to hold things together]
pinch (v.) 1 torment, pain, torture
pinch (v.) 1 torment, pain, torture
place (n.) 1 position, post, office, rank
place (n.) 1 position, post, office, rank
place (n.) 1 position, post, office, rank
place (n.) 1 position, post, office, rank
place (n.) 1 position, post, office, rank
place (n.) 1 position, post, office, rank
place (n.) 1 position, post, office, rank
place (n.) 1 position, post, office, rank
place (n.) 1 position, post, office, rank
plate (n.) 1 special tableware, household utensils of value
plate (n.) 1 special tableware, household utensils of value
pledge (v.) drink a toast to, drink to
pledge (v.) drink a toast to, drink to
point (n.) 2 (usually plural) tagged lace [especially for attaching hose to the doublet]
point (n.) 2 (usually plural) tagged lace [especially for attaching hose to the doublet]
point (n.) 10 trumpet call used as a signal in a battle
point, full full stop, complete halt
policy (n.) 2 stratagem, cunning, intrigue, craft
poll (n.) 1 head
port (n.) 1 portal, entrance, gateway
post (adv.) in haste, with speed
post (n.) 1 express messenger, courier
post (n.) 1 express messenger, courier
post (n.) 1 express messenger, courier
post (n.) 2 post-horse
post-horse (n.) 2 pony-express, express speed
potation (n.) draught, drinking-bout
potion (n.) 2 medicine
potion (n.) 2 medicine
pottle, pottle-pot (n.) drinking vessel containing two quarts
pottle, pottle-pot (n.) drinking vessel containing two quarts
power (n.) 1 armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.) 1 armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.) 1 armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.) 1 armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.) 1 armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.) 1 armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.) 1 armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.) 1 armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.) 1 armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.) 1 armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.) 1 armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.) 1 armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.) 2 single force, one power
power (n.) 3 authority, government
power (n.) 5 exercise of power, authoritative action
power (n.) 5 exercise of power, authoritative action
pox (n.) venereal disease; also: plague, or any other disease displaying skin pustules
practise (v.) 4 copy, emulate, carry out
practise on / upon (v.) 2 work upon, act craftily with, make to operate
prate (v.) prattle, chatter, blather
precept (n.) 2 writ, warrant, court order
pregnancy (n.) quick-wittedness, inventive imagination
prentice (n.) apprentice
presence (n.) 6 attendance, state of being present
present (v.) 1 symbolize, represent, suggest
presently (adv.) 1 immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.) 2 after a short time, soon, before long
presurmise (n.) suspicion beforehand, thought in advance
prevent (v.) 1 forestall, anticipate
prick (v.) 5 dress up, deck out
prick down, prick (v.) mark (down), put on a list, record in writing
prick down, prick (v.) mark (down), put on a list, record in writing
pricked (adj.) [of wine] soured, gone off
privy-kitchen (n.) personal kitchen
proface (int.) [polite expression used to someone about to eat or drink] may it do you good, for your benefit
profane (v.) 1 misuse, abuse, maltreat
project (n.) 2 anticipation, speculation, prospect
proof, come to turn out well, fulfil one's promise
proper (adj.) 2 very, own
proper (adj.) 7 honest, honourable, worthy
proper (adj.) 8 fine, excellent, good
proportion (n.) 3 weighing up, appropriate measuring
propose (v.) 3 imagine, contemplate, picture
proudly (adv.) haughtily, arrogantly, disdainfully
puissance (n.) power, might, force
puissance (n.) power, might, force
puissance (n.) power, might, force
pulsidge (n.) malapropism for ‘pulses’
purchase (v.) 1 acquire, obtain, win
purge (v.) 1 cleanse, purify, get rid of impurities [in]
purge (v.) 2 expel, get rid of, flush out
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 2 point at issue, matter in hand
purpose (n.) 2 point at issue, matter in hand
purpose (v.) 1 intend, plan
pusillanimity (n.) cowardliness, timidity, fearfulness
put (v.) 6 enlist, call up [as]
put forth (v.) 1 set out [from], leave
put off (v.) 5 doff, remove, take off
quaff (v.) drink down, take a long draught of
quality (n.) 1 nature, disposition, character
quality (n.) 3 rank, standing, position
quality (n.) 7 occasion, cause
quantity (n.) 1 fragment, little piece, tiny amount
quarrel (n.) cause of complaint, reason for hostility, difference, claim
quarrel (n.) cause of complaint, reason for hostility, difference, claim
quean (n.) bawd, jade, hussy
queller (n.) destroyer, killer
question (n.) 6 conversation, discourse, piece of talk
question, in on trial, under examination
quicksilver (n.) liquid mercury
quiet (n.) calmness, peace of mind, serenity
quit (adj.) 2 freed [from], relieved [of]
quit (v.) 3 acquit, absolve, clear
quittance (n.) 2 resistance, retaliation, counterblow
quiver (adj.) nimble, quick, active
quoit (v.) throw, pitch, chuck [like a quoit]
quoth (v.) said
quoth a, quotha (int.) did he say?, indeed!
rage (n.) 1 violent outburst, furious passion
ragged (adj.) 1 rough, harsh
ragged (adj.) 3 rough-hewn, dilapidated, rugged
ragged (adj.) 4 dressed in rags, unkempt, tattered
ragged (adj.) 5 beggarly, shabby, abject
rampallian (n.) ruffian, villain, scoundrel
rank (adj.) 2 foul-smelling, stinking
rank (adj.) 6 bloated, swollen, puffed-up
rascal (adj.) worthless, good-for-nothing
rascal (n.) 1 worthless wretch, good-for-nothing
rascal (n.) 1 worthless wretch, good-for-nothing
rascal (n.) 1 worthless wretch, good-for-nothing
rascal (n.) 2 young or inferior deer in a herd; one of the common herd
rash (adj.) 1 sudden, quickly acting, operating immediately
rate (n.) 1 quantity, amount, instance
rate (v.) 1 berate, reproach, rebuke, scold
rate (v.) 1 berate, reproach, rebuke, scold
rate (v.) 2 reckon, estimate, appraise
ratsbane (n.) rat poison
raze, raze out erase, obliterate, wipe out
rearward of, in the (prep.) in the rear of, following on behind
reason (n.) 1 power of reason, judgement, common-sense [often opposed to ‘passion’]
reason (n.) 3 reasonable view, sensible judgement, right opinion
reason (n.) 6 alternative, choice, possibility
reckoning (n.) 2 bill [at an inn], settling of account
recordation (n.) 1 remembrance, recollection, commemoration
recreant (adj.) cowardly, faint-hearted, craven
regard (n.) 3 respect, repute, esteem
relish (n.) 1 trace, suggestion, hint
remember (v.) 4 mention, make known
remembrance (n.) 1 memory, bringing to mind, recollection
remembrance (n.) 2 reminder
remembrance (n.) 3 notice, paying attention
remission (n.) 1 pardon, forgiveness
rescue (n.) 2 [cry for help to stop someone escaping] help, assistance
rescue (n.) 2 [cry for help to stop someone escaping] help, assistance
resolve (v.) 4 decide, make up one's mind
resolved (adj.) 1 determined, settled, decided
respect (n.) 1 consideration, factor, circumstance
respect (n.) 5 courtesy, politeness, consideration
retail (v.) recount, relate in detail, retell
retreat (n.) trumpet call signalling retreat
reverend (adj.) revered, worthy, respected
revolution (n.) 1 reversal, change, twists and turns [of fortune]
rheumatic (adj.) 3 malapropism for ‘choleric’ or ‘lunatic’
ride (v.) 3 press, harass, pursue
right (adj.) 3 veritable, true, good
right, do one 1 give one satisfaction
rigol (n.) circle, ring
riot (n.) 2 dissipation, debauchery, wantonness
riot (n.) 2 dissipation, debauchery, wantonness
ripe (v.) ripen, mature
road (n.) 1 harbour, anchorage, roadstead
roadway (n.) highway, common way
rotten (adj.) 3 flawed, erroneous, corrupt
rough (adj.) 1 violent, harsh, cruel
roundly (adv.) 3 smartly, briskly, directly
rouse (v.) 2 raise, lift up
rout (n.) 2 rabble, mob, disorderly crowd
rout (n.) 3 brawl, disturbance, riot
rowel-head (n.) extremity of the spur-wheel
rude (adj.) 1 violent, harsh, unkind
rude (adj.) 3 [of wind or water] stormy, turbulent, harsh
rude (adj.) 3 [of wind or water] stormy, turbulent, harsh
rude (adj.) 5 impolite, offensive
ruffian (adj.) violent, brutal, villainous
ruin (n.) 4 (plural) remains, remnants, residue
rule (v.) control, direct, guide
sack (n.) [type of] white wine
sack (n.) [type of] white wine
sack (n.) [type of] white wine
sack (n.) [type of] white wine
sad (adj.) 1 serious, grave, solemn
sad (adj.) 1 serious, grave, solemn
sad (adj.) 3 downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
sadly (adv.) 1 seriously, gravely, solemnly
said, well well done
said, well well done
saltness (n.) [unclear meaning] maturing power; piquancy; vigour
samingo (int.) [unclear meaning] type of drinking refrain [Latin ‘mingo’ = urinate]
sanctity (n.) 1 holiness, saintliness; or: sainthood, saints
sauciness (n.) insolence, rudeness, impertinence
saucy (adj.) 2 lecherous, lascivious, lustful
scab (n.) scurvy fellow, scoundrel, villain
scaly (adj.) plated, armoured
scape, 'scape (v.) escape, avoid
schedule (n.) 1 inventory, list, itemization
score (n.) 2 tavern-bill, alehouse tally
scruple (n.) 1 tiny amount, last ounce
scruple (n.) 2 suspicion, misgiving, doubt
scullion (n.) 1 menial, lackey, domestic servant
scurvy (adj.) 1 contemptible, despicable, wretched
sea-coal (adj.) mined coal of high quality brought by sea
seal (v.) 3 make final arrangements, come to an agreement
seal up (v.) 2 confirm, ratify, put beyond doubt
searching (adj.) 2 finding out weak spots, penetrating, stirring
season (n.) 2 opportunity, favourable moment
sea-son (n.) sea-boy, ship's boy
second (adj.) using a deputy, surrogate, proxy
second (v.) 1 support, assist, reinforce
sect (n.) 2 class, kind, sort
security (n.) over-confidence, carelessness
seeming (adj.) apparent, convincing in appearance
seeming (n.) 3 demeanour, outward behaviour
semblable (adj.) similar, like, comparable
semper... always the same
sense (n.) 2 ability to respond to sensation, physical perception
sense (n.) 4 perception, awareness, discernment, appreciation
sensible (adj.) 3 endowed with good sense, perceptive, responsible
set off (v.) 1 enhance, show to advantage, display by contrast
set off (v.) 2 take away, remove, set aside [from]
set on (v.) 1 encourage, urge, incite
set on (v.) 2 go forward, advance, proceed
settled (adj.) 5 not flowing, still, congealed
several (adj.) 1 separate, different, distinct
several (adj.) 2 various, sundry, respective, individual
several (adj.) 2 various, sundry, respective, individual
shadow (n.) 1 image, likeness, portrait, semblance
shadow (n.) 9 fictitious name, invented man
shaft (n.) [long and slender] arrow
shallow (adj.) naive, gullible, lacking in depth of character
shallow (adj.) naive, gullible, lacking in depth of character
shallowly (adv.) naively, gullibly; or: rashly
shape (v.) 1 create, fashion, bring about
sherris-sack, sherris (n.) white wine from Xeres (Spain), sherry-wine
shift (n.) 1 expedient, measure, arrangement [especially as 'make shift' = contrive]
shift (n.) 1 expedient, measure, arrangement [especially as 'make shift' = contrive]
shift (v.) 4 change [clothes]
shot (n.) 2 armed soldier, gunner, marksman
shove-groat (adj.) shove-halfpenny, shovel-board
show (n.) 1 appearance, exhibition, display
show (n.) 1 appearance, exhibition, display
show (n.) 2 spectacle, display, ceremony
show (v.) appear, look [like], present [as]
shrewd (adj.) 3 malicious, nasty, vicious
shrieve (n.) sheriff
sick (adj.) 1 longing, pining, avid
sick (v.) sicken, fall ill
sickly (adj.) 2 of sickness, invalid
sight (n.) 4 visor
sign (n.) 5 publicity sign, advertisement
signory (n.) 1 estate, domain, territory
silence (v.) force to remain in silence, keep under restraint
singing-man (n.) professional musician belonging to a royal chapel or cathedral
single (adj.) 3 poor, feeble, slight, trivial
slave (n.) 1 fellow, rascal, rogue, villain
slippery (adj.) 3 swiftly passing, fleeting
slop, slops (n.) large loose breeches, baggy trousers
smack (n.) 3 suggestion, trace, hint
smooth (adj.) 1 pleasant, welcome, gratifying
smooth-pate, smoothy-pate (n.) cropped-head [of a Puritan city tradesman]
sneap (n.) snub, reproof, rebuke
sober (adj.) 3 moderate, reasonable, with no undue haste
sober-blooded (adj.) calm, passionless, impassive
society (n.) 1 companionship, fellowship, association
soft (adv.) 2 gently, calmly, not so forcefully
soil (n.) 1 blemish, stain, tarnish
something (adv.) 1 somewhat, rather
something (adv.) 1 somewhat, rather
sore (adv.) 1 seriously, greatly, very much
sort (n.) 3 way, manner
sortance (n.) agreement, correspondence, accord
sound (v.) 2 find out, ascertain, sound out
sound (v.) 4 resound, ring, echo
south (n.) south wind [believed to bring storms, and plague-carrying mists]
spare (adj.) 2 lean, thin, gaunt
speak on (v.) speak of
spend (v.) 1 use up, wear out, exhaust, bring to an end
spirit (n.) 2 (plural) sentiments, faculties, traits of character
spirit (n.) 3 life-supporting substance thought to be carried by the blood, animating essence
spirit (n.) 4 intuition, perception, discernment
sporting-place (n.) place of recreation
spread (v.) 2 lay the table
spring (n.) 1 first moment, dawn, break
spurn against / at (v.) kick out at, treat with contempt
staff (n.) 1 (plural ‘staves’) spear, lance
stale (adj.) 3 worn-out, hackneyed, faded
stand (v.) 1 be, appear
stand (v.) 9 act as, be, hold good as
stand (v.) 9 act as, be, hold good as
stand (v.) 9 act as, be, hold good as
stand (v.) 12 accord, agree, hold good, be compatible
stand (v.) 14 withstand, endure, stand up to
stand to (v.) 1 maintain, uphold, be steadfast in
stand to (v.) 2 stand by, side with, support
stand upon (v.) 1 make an issue of, insist upon, bother about
stand upon (v.) 1 make an issue of, insist upon, bother about
stand upon (v.) 4 depend on, rely upon, hinge on
start (v.) 4 fly off, move off
starved (adj.) 3 scrawny, lean, emaciated
state (n.) 4 splendour, magnificence, stateliness, dignity
state (n.) 6 kingship, majesty, sovereignty
state (n.) 6 kingship, majesty, sovereignty
state (n.) 10 government, ruling body, administration
stay (v.) 2 linger, tarry, delay
stay (v.) 9 stop, halt, come to a standstill
stay (v.) 10 dissuade, stop, prevent
steel (v.) 1 turn to steel, harden
sterling (adj.) genuine, real, legal
stew (n.) 1 brothel, house of ill-repute
stewed prune prostitute, bawd, whore
stick (v.) 6 shine out, stand out, be prominent
stick (v.) 7 hesitate, linger, think twice
stiff-borne (adj.) obstinately followed, stubbornly pursued
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-discordant (adj.) always disagreeing, perpetually quarrelling
still-stand (n.) standstill, cessation of movement
stomach (n.) 1 appetite, desire [for food]
stomach (n.) 3 spirit, courage, valour, will
stoop (v.) 1 kneel, submit, bow down
stoop (v.) 1 kneel, submit, bow down
stop (n.) 4 means of closing a finger-hole in a wind instrument
stop (v.) 1 block, hinder, impede, obstruct
stop (v.) 4 fill, cram, stuff
stop (v.) 4 fill, cram, stuff
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
strain (n.) 1 quality, character, disposition
strained (adj.) 2 unnatural, excessive, exorbitant
strand, strond (n.) shore, land, region
strange (adj.) 9 reluctant, unwilling, hesitant
strange-achieved (adj.) [unclear meaning] specially obtained; procured abroad
stratagem (n.) 1 scheme, device, cunning plan
stratagem (n.) 3 deed of violence, bloody act
stray (n.) 2 stragglers, remnants
stream (n.) current, flow, drift
strike (v.), past form stroke 6 [of sails] lower, take down [especially before a mightier vessel]
studied (adj.) 3 experienced, skilled, practised
study (n.) 4 reflection, reverie, musing
stuff (n.) 7 stock-in-trade, merchandise
subject (n.) 3 object, thing, creature
suborn (v.) bribe, corrupt, persuade [someone] to commit perjury
substantial (adj.) 2 effective, thorough, forceful
substitute (n.) subordinate, deputy, underling
substitute (n.) subordinate, deputy, underling
substitute (v.) delegate, depute, commission
success (n.) 3 succession, lineage, inheritance
successively (adv.) by right of succession, through inheritance
sudden (adj.) 6 unpredictable, prone to sudden violence
sudden, of / on / upon a / the 1 suddenly
suffer (v.) 1 allow, permit, let
suffer (v.) 1 allow, permit, let
sufferance (n.) 1 distress, suffering, hardship
sufficient (adj.) able, capable, competent
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
sullen (adj.) 1 gloomy, dismal, melancholy, mournful
sum (n.) 1 summary, gist, essence
sup (v.) 1 have supper
sup (v.) 1 have supper
sup (v.) 1 have supper
superfluity 1 spare availability, additional instance
supply (n.) reinforcement(s), support, relief
supply (n.) reinforcement(s), support, relief
supply (n.) reinforcement(s), support, relief
suppose (v.) 2 consider, regard, deem
sure (adv.) 1 securely, safely, well
surety (n.) 1 guarantee, ratification, warrant
surfeit (v.) 1 feed to excess, overindulge, glut
surfeiting (n.) feeding to excess, overindulgence
surfeit-swelled (adj.) swollen through over-indulgence
surmise (n.) 1 idea, imagining, conjecture
suspire (v.) breathe
swagger (v.) 2 quarrel, squabble, behave in an insolent way
swaggerer quarreller, blusterer, squabbler
swaggering (n.) blustering, bullying, quarrelling
sway on (v.) advance, move ahead
sweat (n.) sweating-sickness [type of plague]
swinge (v.) beat, thrash, flog
swinge-buckler (n.) swashbuckler, swaggering ruffian
swoon (v.) faint
ta (pron.) dialect form of ‘thou’
table (n.) 1 writing tablet, memo pad, notebook
table (n.) 3 intimate, confidante
take (v.) 2 catch, receive, get
take (v.) 13 put up with, accept
take on (v.) 2 assume a role, carry on
take up (v.) 2 take on, handle, cope with
take up (v.) 6 recruit, enlist, levy
take up (v.) 6 recruit, enlist, levy
take upon (v.) 1 profess, pretend, affect [oneself]
taking up (n.) dealing, bargaining, agreement
tall (adj.) 1 brave, valiant, bold
tallow (n.) fat
tame (adj.) 3 petty, decoy [attracting people into a card game]
tapster (n.) inn waiter, drawer of ale
tarry (v.) 2 stay for, wait for, allow time for
taste (n.) 1 trial, testing, proof
taste of (v.) partake of, savour of
tell (v.) 1 count out, number, itemize
temper (n.) 1 frame of mind, temperament, disposition
temper (n.) 1 frame of mind, temperament, disposition
temper (n.) 1 frame of mind, temperament, disposition
temper (v.) 2 mould, shape, work, bring [to a particular character]
temperality (n.) malapropism for ‘temper’
term (n.) 1 word, expression, utterance
term (n.) 1 word, expression, utterance
term (n.) 5 any of four periods of activity within the legal year [Michaelmas, Hilary, Easter, Trinity]
tester, testril (n.) sixpenny piece
thereafter as according as, depending on
therefor (adv.) therefore, for that
thews (n.) muscles, sinews, bodily strength
thick (adj.) 2 dull, dim, poor
thick (adj.) 2 dull, dim, poor
thick (adv.) quickly, rapidly, fast
thin (adj.) 3 weak, without body, of low alcohol content
thin (adj.) 3 weak, without body, of low alcohol content
thought (n.) 2 melancholic reflection, anxiety, sorrow, worry
throat, lie in one's be an outrageous liar
through, be be in agreement, see eye to eye
tickle your catastrophe [catch phrase] make your bottom tingle
tidy (adj.) good-looking, handsome; also: fat, plump
tilly-fally, tilly-vally (int.) nonsense, fiddlesticks
tilt-yard (n.) tournament ground
tiring (adj.) exhausted, worn out from riding hard
tirrits (n.) malapropism combining ‘terrors’ and ‘fits’
title-leaf (n.) title-page of a book
toll (v.) 1 levy a toll, exact a payment
toward (adv.) impending, forthcoming, in preparation
toy (n.) 1 whim, caprice, trifling matter
trade (n.) 1 traffic, passage, coming and going
train (n.) 1 retinue, following, entourage
transform (v.) change in form, metamorphose
translate (v.) 1 transform, change, alter
travel-tainted (adj.) travel-stained
traverse (v.) 2 [unclear meaning] take aim, about turn
trick (n.) 1 habit, characteristic, typical behaviour
trigon (n.) triangle of the zodiac
trim up, trim (v.) 1 decorate, array, deck out
trip (v.) 3 overthrow, catch out, point out fault in
tripe-visaged (adj.) tripe-faced, flabby
truncheon (v.) cudgel, beat with a truncheon
try (v.) 3 contest, decide, fight out
try (v.) 3 contest, decide, fight out
try (v.) 3 contest, decide, fight out
tyranny (n.) cruelty, barbarity, unmerciful violence
tyrant (n.) 1 pitiless ruffian, cruel villain
uncounted (adj.) uncountable, innumerable
undeserver (n.) one who deserves nothing, unworthy person
undo (v.) 2 bring to naught
undo (v.) 2 bring to naught
undone (adj.) ruined, destroyed, brought down
undone (adj.) ruined, destroyed, brought down
uneasy (adj.) 2 uncomfortable, causing discomfort
unequal (adj.) unjust, unfair, undeserved
unfathered (adj.) 1 unnaturally conceived, illegitimate
unfirm (adj.) 1 weak, feeble, lacking in strength
unluckily (adv.) 1 unsuccessfully, disastrously
unpicked (adj.) not gathered, unenjoyed
unquiet (adj.) disturbed, disordered, restless
unseasoned (adj.) 1 unseasonable, inopportune, badly timed
unseconded (adj.) unsupported, unsustained
untwind (v.) untwine, untwist the spinning of
up (adv.) 1 up in arms, in rebellion, in revolt
uprear (v.) upraise, lift up
up-swarm (v.) raise up in swarms
use (v.) 2 treat, deal with, manage
use the person of represent, stand in place of
usurpation (n.) encroachment, intrusion, trespass
utis (n.) clamour, din; or: festivity, jollification
utmost (n.) maximum, largest number
vail (v.) 1 lower, bow down, cast down [as in submission]
vain (adj.) 1 foolish, silly, stupid
valuation (n.) appreciation of merit, estimation of worth
vanity (n.) 1 worthlessness, futility, unprofitable way of life
vantage (n.) 1 right moment, suitable opportunity
vantage (n.) 2 advantageous position, place of vantage, superiority
vantage (n.) 4 helpful position, beneficial location
vapour (n.) 1 exhalation, steamy emission, mistiness
vapour (n.) 2 mist, cloud, fog
varlet (n.) 1 knave, rogue, rascal, ruffian
varlet (n.) 1 knave, rogue, rascal, ruffian
vassal (n.) 1 servant, slave, subject
vaward (n.) 2 foremost part, front line, vanguard
vent (n.) 1 aperture, opening
venture (n.) 1 deal, enterprise, business, expedition
venture (n.) 2 risky enterprise, hazardous attempt
venture (n.) 3 cargo, consignment, goods
venture, at a without proper thought, recklessly
venture, venter (v.) run a risk, take a chance, dare to act
very (adj.) 1 [intensifying] thorough-going, absolute
vice (n.) 1 (usually capitalized) buffoon, stage jester
vice (n.) 2 grip, grasp
victualler (n.) inn-keeper, tavern-owner
vile, vild (adj.) 3 shameful, contemptible, wretched
vile, vild (n.) 1 lowly person, person of humble birth
vilely, vildly (adv.) shamefully, wretchedly, meanly
virtue (n.) 3 courage, valour, bravery
virtue (n.) 7 authority, jurisdiction, power
virtuous (adj.) 2 showing fine qualities, praiseworthy
visage (n.) 1 face, countenance
visitation (n.) 2 forceful onset, violence, buffeting
vital (adj.) life-supporting, animating
vulgar (adj.) 1 public, general, common
wag (n.) fellow, lad, mischievous boy
wag (v.) 3 move, stir, rouse
want (v.) 1 lack, need, be without
want (v.) 1 lack, need, be without
wanton (adj.) 2 casual, gentle
wanton (adj.) 3 unrestrained, undisciplined, boisterous, uncontrolled
wanton (adj.) 12 feminine; or: child-like
warder (n.) 1 staff, truncheon, baton
warrant (n.) 1 assurance, pledge, guarantee
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.) 1 assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
warrant (v.) 1 assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
warrant (v.) 1 assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
wassail (n.) drinking-party, carousal, revels
waste (n.) 2 wasteland, wild domain
waste (v.) 2 consume, use up
waste (v.) 4 lay waste, ravage, devastate
waste (v.) 5 efface, wipe out, destroy
watch (n.) 4 time interval, period of time
watch-case (n.) [unclear meaning] receptacle containing a watch; place for keeping watch
watchful (adj.) wakeful, unsleeping, vigilant
water (n.) 3 urine
waterwork (n.) watercolour, distemper [imitating tapestry]
wavering (adj.) inconstant, fickle, capricious
weigh (v.) 1 balance [as in scales], poise, match
weigh (v.) 1 balance [as in scales], poise, match
weigh (v.) 3 judge, rate, assess the value of
welkin (n.) sky, firmament, heavens
well-appointed (adj.) well-equipped, properly fitted out
well-appointed (adj.) well-equipped, properly fitted out
wen (n.) swelling, tumour, lump
wench (n.) girl, lass
wench (n.) girl, lass
wench (n.) girl, lass
wench (n.) girl, lass
wet (v.) 2 [unclear meaning] bequeath, bestow; suffuse, steep
Wheeson (adj.) Whitsun
whipping-cheer (n.) whipping fare, good flogging
white (adv.) [unclear meaning] clearly, lacking colour
whoreson (adj.) [abusive intensifier, serious or jocular] bastard, wretched, vile
whoreson (adj.) [abusive intensifier, serious or jocular] bastard, wretched, vile
whoreson (adj.) [abusive intensifier, serious or jocular] bastard, wretched, vile
whoreson (adj.) [abusive intensifier, serious or jocular] bastard, wretched, vile
whoreson (adj.) [abusive intensifier, serious or jocular] bastard, wretched, vile
whoreson (adj.) [abusive intensifier, serious or jocular] bastard, wretched, vile
whoreson (adj.) [abusive intensifier, serious or jocular] bastard, wretched, vile
whoreson (adj.) [abusive intensifier, serious or jocular] bastard, wretched, vile
whoreson (adj.) [abusive intensifier, serious or jocular] bastard, wretched, vile
whoreson (adj.) [abusive intensifier, serious or jocular] bastard, wretched, vile
wild (adj.) 1 erratic, irregular, unruly
will (n.) 1 desire, wish, liking, inclination
win (v.) 1 gain advantage [over], get the better [of]
wind (n.) 1 breath
wink (v.) 1 shut one's eyes
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
wit (n.) 2 mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuity
wit (n.) 2 mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuity
wit (n.) 2 mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuity
wit (n.) 2 mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuity
wit (n.) 2 mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuity
witnessed (adj.) visible, evident, attested
womb (n.) belly, paunch
wonted (adj.) accustomed, usual, customary
word (n.) 4 word of God
word, at a 1 in a word, once and for all, in short
work (v.), past form wrought 1 bring about, arrange, effect
work out (v.) preserve to the end, manage to maintain
working (n.) 2 perception, mental operation, insight
working (n.) 3 aim, endeavour, performance
working (n.) 4 effort, exertion, labour
worldling (n.) citizen of the world, world's inhabitant
wot (v.) 2 [dialect] wilt
write (v.) 2 call oneself, claim to be
wrong (n.) 3 wrong-doing, wrongful gain, unjust claim
yea-forsooth (adj.) always agreeing, fawning, sycophantic
yeoman (n.) 1 man who owns property but is not a gentleman; land-holding farmer
yoke (n.) 2 pair, couple, brace
zeal (n.) ardour, fervour; or: loyalty, devotion
zeal (n.) ardour, fervour; or: loyalty, devotion