Richard III


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

Alphabetical headword definitions for Richard III

abase (v.) lower, cast down
abate (v.) 4 blunt, put an end to
abject (n.) servile subject, low-placed reject
abortive (adj.) 1 monstrous, defective, unnatural
abortive (adj.) 1 monstrous, defective, unnatural
abroach (adv.) afoot, astir, in motion
abstract (n.) 1 summary, digest
abuse (v.) 2 misuse, maltreat, treat badly, wrong
abusing (adj.) harmful, damaging, injurious
account, accompt (n.) 3 reckoning, count, estimate
acquit (v.) 3 play one's part, discharge one's responsibility
acquittance (v.) acquit, discharge, exonerate
adulterate (adj.) adulterous
advance (v.) 1 raise, lift up, upraise
advance (v.) 1 raise, lift up, upraise
advance (v.) 1 raise, lift up, upraise
advantage (v.) 2 enrich, augment, add value to
adventure (v.) venture, dare, chance, risk
advertise, advertize (v.) 1 make aware, inform, notify; warn
aery (n.) brood [of a bird of prey], nestful
aery (n.) brood [of a bird of prey], nestful
affected (adj.) 1 disposed, inclined, minded
affright (v.) frighten, terrify, scare
affright (v.) frighten, terrify, scare
after-hours (n.) subsequent time, later moments
after-supper (n.) period of time immediately after dessert [eaten after the main course of the evening meal]
age (n.) 2 mature years, old age
age (n.) 2 mature years, old age
agony (n.) anguish, great distress; or: death-struggle
a-high (adv.) on high, aloft
aim (n.) 2 target, object, goal
aim (v.) guess, conjecture, surmise
alablaster (adj.) white, smooth [as alabaster]
alarm, alarum, 'larm, 'larum (n.) 1 call to arms, call to battle, signal to begin fighting
alarm, alarum, 'larm, 'larum (n.) 1 call to arms, call to battle, signal to begin fighting
all (conj.) although
all-ending (adj.) bringing an end to everything, doom-laden
ambling (adj.) walking in an affected way, pretentiously strolling
amendment (n.) recovery, recuperation, improvement
anchor (v.) 2 embed, sink, fix firmly
annoy (n.) 2 injury, harm, hurt
anon (adv.) 1 soon, shortly, presently
anon (adv.) 1 soon, shortly, presently
answer (v.) 4 suffer the consequences [for], be accountable [for]
answer (v.) 10 live up to, correspond to, be equal to
apace (adv.) quickly, speedily, at a great rate
apparent (adj.) 1 plainly visible, conspicuous, evident, obvious
arbitrament, arbitrement (n.) 1 deciding of a dispute, determination, settlement
arch (adj.) chief, principal, pre-eminent
aspect (n.) 1 [of a human face] look, appearance, expression
aspect (n.) 1 [of a human face] look, appearance, expression
assurance (n.) 4 safety, security
atonement (n.) reconciliation, appeasement, harmony
attainder (n.) 2 dishonourable stain, foul slur
attend (v.) 1 await, wait for, expect
attend (v.) 1 await, wait for, expect
attend (v.) 2 serve, follow, wait [on/upon]
attend (v.) 2 serve, follow, wait [on/upon]
attend (v.) 2 serve, follow, wait [on/upon]
attend (v.) 2 serve, follow, wait [on/upon]
attend (v.) 4 accompany, follow closely, go with
attend (v.) 7 listen [to], pay attention [to]
attendance (n.) 1 diligent service, dutiful ministration, assiduous attention
attorney (n.) 2 advocate, mediator, promoter
attorney, by by proxy [as opposed to ‘in person’]
aught (n.) anything, [with negative word] nothing
aught (n.) anything, [with negative word] nothing
aught (n.) anything, [with negative word] nothing
avaunt (int.) begone, go away, be off
avouch (v.) 1 declare, assert, affirm
award (v.) adjudge, ordain, decree
aweless (adj.) 1 inspiring no awe, lacking in respect
bait (v.) 1 harass, persecute, torment
bar (n.) 3 objection, impediment
bar (n.) 4 tribunal, judgement place
bar (v.) 1 prevent, obstruct, block
barbed (adj.) armoured with barbs, protectively covered
bark, barque (n.) ship, vessel
bark, barque (n.) ship, vessel
base (adj.) 1 dishonourable, low, unworthy
base (adj.) 2 low-born, lowly, plebeian, of lower rank
base (adj.) 4 non-precious, worthless, of low value
basilisk (n.) 1 mythical serpent which killed with its look
battalia (n.) large body of troops arrayed for battle, marshalled force
battle (n.) 1 army, fighting force, battalion
battle (n.) 1 army, fighting force, battalion
battle (n.) 1 army, fighting force, battalion
battle (n.) 2 battle array, war formation, ranks of soldiers
battle (n.) 2 battle array, war formation, ranks of soldiers
bay (n.) 1 [hunting] last stand, point of capture
bead (n.) 3 [plural] rosary beads
bear (v.), past forms bore, borne 3 control, manage, take charge of
beauty-waning (adj.) of fading looks, of diminishing beauty
beaver (n.) visor of a helmet, face-guard
become (v.) 1 be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
become (v.) 2 grace, honour, dignify
bedashed (adj.) dashed about, bespattered, splashed about
befall (v.), past forms befallen, befell 2 happen to, come to
befall (v.), past forms befallen, befell 2 happen to, come to
befall (v.), past forms befallen, befell 2 happen to, come to
before (adv.) 1 ahead, in advance
beget (v.), past form begot 2 produce, engender, give rise to
beggar (v.) 1 reduce to beggary, impoverish, make destitute
begnaw (v.) gnaw away, eat away, chew
behalf (n.), especially: in behalf (of) 2 name, right, title
beholding (adj.) beholden, obliged, indebted
belike (adv.) probably, presumably, perhaps, so it seems
belike (adv.) probably, presumably, perhaps, so it seems
bend (v.) 1 aim, direct, level, turn
bend (v.) 1 aim, direct, level, turn
bending (adj.) 2 bowing, reverential, respectful
benefit (n.) 4 bounty, benefaction, bestowal of rights [from a feudal lord]
bethink (v.), past form bethought 1 call to mind, think about, consider, reflect
betide (v.) 1 happen (to), befall, come (to)
betide (v.) 1 happen (to), befall, come (to)
betide (v.) 1 happen (to), befall, come (to)
betimes (adv.) 3 speedily, soon, in a short time
beweep (v.) 1 weep over, wet with tears
beweep (v.) 1 weep over, wet with tears
beweep (v.) 1 weep over, wet with tears
bide (v.) 1 endure, suffer, undergo
blame (n.) 2 blameworthiness, culpability, guilt
blasted (adj.) blighted, withered; accursed, malevolent
bless (v.) 1 guard, protect, safeguard
blind (adj.) 2 dark, black
blind (adj.) 2 dark, black
blind (adj.) 3 heedless, reckless, headstrong
blood (n.) 6 blood relationship, kinship
blood (n.) 6 blood relationship, kinship
blood (n.) 6 blood relationship, kinship
blunt (adj.) 2 plain-spoken, unceremonious, forthright
bob (v.) 3 punch, strike, buffet
boisterous (adj.) 2 tumultuous, violent, tempestuous
boon (n.) petition, entreaty, request
boot (n.) 3 additional element, something added to the bargain
boot, to in addition, as well
bootless (adj.) useless, worthless, fruitless, unavailing
bosom (n.) 7 depths
bottled (adj.) bottle-shaped, hunched, swollen
bottled (adj.) bottle-shaped, hunched, swollen
bound (n.) 1 limit, boundary, confine, barrier
brat (n.) child [not always with contemptuous connotation]
brat (n.) child [not always with contemptuous connotation]
brave (adj.) 2 noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.) 2 noble, worthy, excellent
brave (v.) 1 challenge, defy, confront, provoke
brave (v.) 2 make splendid, adorn, brighten up
breath (n.) 7 breathing-space, respite
breathing (adj.) 2 living, active, lively
breathing while (n.) breathing-space, short space of time
brief (adj.) 1 quick, speedy, swift, expeditious
brief (adj.) 1 quick, speedy, swift, expeditious
Britain (adj.) living in Brittany, from Brittany
Britain (adj.) living in Brittany, from Brittany
Britain (n.) Breton, person from Brittany
Britain (n.) Breton, person from Brittany
broil (n.) 2 quarrel, row, disturbance
brook (v.) 1 endure, tolerate, put up with
brook (v.) 1 endure, tolerate, put up with
brook (v.) 1 endure, tolerate, put up with
brook (v.) 1 endure, tolerate, put up with
brow (n.) 4 forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]
brow (n.) 4 forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]
brow (n.) 4 forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]
brow (n.) 4 forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]
bruising (adj.) crushing, damaging, crippling
bulk (n.) 1 body, trunk, frame
bunch-backed (adj.) hunch-backed
bunch-backed (adj.) hunch-backed
burdened, burthened (adj.) burdensome, heavy, oppressive
busy (adj.) 1 always engaged, active, constantly occupied
butt-end (n.) fag-end, final part, remaining piece
buy and sell, past form bought and sold betray, exploit, treat treacherously
cacodemon (n.) evil spirit
caitiff (n.) [sympathetic or contemptuous] miserable wretch, wretched creature
capable (adj.) 1 sensitive, receptive, responsive
caparison (v.) put the trappings on, equip, harness
car (n.) carriage, cart, chariot [often of the sun god]
careful (adj.) 1 anxious, concerned, worried
carnal (adj.) bloody, murderous
cast (n.) 1 throw [of a dice], stroke
castaway (n.) lost soul, reject, outcast
censure (n.) 1 assessment, opinion, judgement, criticism
ceremonious (adj.) scrupulous over formalities, punctilious about ritual
ceremonious (adj.) scrupulous over formalities, punctilious about ritual
certify (v.) inform, assure, demonstrate to
chair (n.) 1 throne
chair (n.) 1 throne
chamber (n.) 1 capital, metropolis, royal residence
character (n.) 7 written record, recorded fact
charge (n.) 2 company, command
charge (n.) 4 commission, responsibility, official duty
charge (n.) 6 accusation, censure, blame
charge (n.) 7 expense, cost, outlay
charm (n.) 2 incantation, chant
charter (n.) 1 right, privilege, prerogative
cheer (v.) encourage, urge on, galvanize
chide (v.), past form chid 1 scold, rebuke, reprove
circumstance (n.) 3 special argument, detailed explanation
circumstance (n.) 3 special argument, detailed explanation
cite up (v.) call to mind, make reference to
close (adj.) 1 secret, concealed, hidden
close (adj.) 2 private, secluded, sequestered
close (adj.) 4 secret, covert, underhanded
close (adv.) 7 securely, in strict confinement
closely (adv.) 2 in strict confinement, securely
closet (n.) 1 private chamber, study, own room
closure (n.) 1 enclosure, bound, limit
cloudy (adj.) 1 sullen, gloomy, scowling
clout (n.) 1 piece of cloth, rag; handkerchief
cloy (v.) 1 satiate, gorge, satisfy
cockatrice (n.) murderous serpent, basilisk
cockshut (n.) evening twilight [time when poultry were shut away]
cog (v.) 1 flatter, fawn, sweet-talk
cold (adj.) 9 bad, unwelcome, disagreeable
colours (n.) 1 battle-flags, ensigns, standards, banners
colours (n.) 2 colour-ensigns, standard-bearers
comfort (n.) 2 happiness, joy, cheerfulness
comfortable (adj.) 1 cheerful, cheery, light-hearted
commend (v.) 1 convey greetings, present kind regards
commend (v.) 1 convey greetings, present kind regards
commend (v.) 1 convey greetings, present kind regards
commend (v.) 2 commit, entrust, hand over
commenting (n.) meditation, pondering, cogitation
compass (n.) 1 range, reach, limit, scope
competitor (n.) 1 partner, associate, colleague
complot (n.) plot, conspiracy, covert plan
complot (n.) plot, conspiracy, covert plan
compound (v.) 1 agree, settle
conceit (n.) 5 notion, idea, thought
conclude (v.) 1 decide, resolve, settle
condition (n.) 4 position, social rank, station
condition (n.) 5 state, way of life
conduct (n.) 5 escort, attendant, guide
confine (n.) 1 territory, region, domain
confirmed (adj.) resolute, determined, purposeful
confound (v.) 4 challenge, defy, overturn
confound (v.) 5 discomfit, defeat, put to shame
conjunction (n.) 1 union, uniting, joining together
consequence (n.) 2 upshot, outcome, sequel
considerate (adj.) 2 deliberate, calculating, wary
consistory (n.) 2 council-chamber, meeting-place
content (n.) 2 contentment, peace of mind
content (n.) 2 contentment, peace of mind
content (v.) 4 reward, compensate, recompense
contract (v.) 4 betrothe, engage
convenient (adj.) fitting, suitable, appropriate
conversation (n.) 2 social interaction, society, dealings
convey (v.) 1 carry off, make away with, take by force
conveyance (n.) 3 removal, carrying off, elimination [of]
convict (v.) prove guilty, condemn
cope, cope with (v.) 1 encounter, face, have to do [with], come into contact [with]
cordial (n.) restorative, stimulant, tonic
corse (n.) corpse, dead body
corse (n.) corpse, dead body
corse (n.) corpse, dead body
corse (n.) corpse, dead body
corse (n.) corpse, dead body
corse (n.) corpse, dead body
costard (n.) [jocular: large kind of apple] head
counted (adj.) recognized, accounted, accepted
counterfeit (v.) 1 copy, imitate, simulate
countermand (n.) contrary command, revoking order
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.) 2 habit, custom, practise, normal procedure
covert (adj.) 2 secretive, sly, deceitful
cozen (v.) cheat, dupe, trick, deceive
crave (v.) 1 beg, entreat, request
craze (v.) crack, break down, shatter
crew (n.) 1 band, company, body of men
crop (v.) 1 cut down, remove, hack off
cross (adj.) 1 perverse, contrarious, contradictory
cross (n.) 1 trial, affliction, trouble
cross-row (n.) alphabet
crown (n.) 2 head
cry (v.) 4 beg, entreat, implore
cry on (v.) shout out, call out about
cunning (adj.) 1 knowledgeable, skilful, clever
current (adj.) 1 [as of a coin] authentic, genuine, valid
current (adj.) 1 [as of a coin] authentic, genuine, valid
current (adj.) 2 accepted, genuine, taken at face value
curst (adj.) 1 bad-tempered, quarrelsome, shrewish, cross
curtail (v.) cut short, diminish
dally (v.) 2 trifle, behave mockingly
dally (v.) 3 flirt, be amorous, engage in love-play
darkly (adv.) 2 frowningly, ominously; gloomily
date (n.) 1 duration, period of existence
daub (v.) 1 bedaub, smear, defile
day-bed (n.) couch, sofa, divan
dead-killing (adj.) mortal, deadly, fatal
deadly (adj.) deathly, death-like
deal (v.) 1 proceed, behave, conduct oneself
deal upon (v.) deal with, proceed against
dear (adj.) 1 dire, grievous, hard
dear (adj.) 2 important, major, significant
decay (n.) 1 destruction, downfall, ending
declension (n.) decline, deterioration, downward course
decline (v.) 4 go systematically through, recite in order
deep (adj.) 1 solemn, weighty, important
deep (adj.) 2 learned, profound, erudite
deep (adj.) 5 deeply cunning, profound in craft
deep (adj.) 5 deeply cunning, profound in craft
deep (adj.) 5 deeply cunning, profound in craft
deep (adj.) 7 deadly, grave, mortal
deep-revolving (adj.) deeply considering, meditating, pondering
defend (v.) forbid, prohibit
defend (v.) forbid, prohibit
degree (n.) 1 rank, station, standing
degree (n.) 1 rank, station, standing
deliver (v.) 3 free, release, liberate
delivery (n.) 1 release, deliverance, freedom
demise (v.) transmit, confer, convey
denier (n.) tenth of a penny [trivial sum, paltry amount]
denounce (v.) declare, proclaim, announce
deny (v.) 2 refuse, decline, scorn
deny (v.) 3 disallow, forbid, refuse permission [for]
descant (n.) melodious accompaniment, tuneful variation
descant (v.) 1 develop a theme about, comment, make remarks
descry (v.) 1 catch sight of, make out, espy, discover
desert, desart (n.) 1 deserving, due recompense, right
desert, desart (n.) 2 worth, merit, deserving
desert, desart (n.) 4 cause, deserving, warrant
design (n.) 1 undertaking, purpose, enterprise
design (n.) 1 undertaking, purpose, enterprise
design (n.) 1 undertaking, purpose, enterprise
design (n.) 1 undertaking, purpose, enterprise
desperately (adv.) 1 recklessly, disregarding all risks
despiteful (adj.) cruel, spiteful, malicious
determine (v.) 1 make a decision [about], reach a conclusion [about]
determine (v.) 1 make a decision [about], reach a conclusion [about]
determine (v.) 1 make a decision [about], reach a conclusion [about]
determine (v.) 2 resolve, decide, settle [on]
determine (v.) 2 resolve, decide, settle [on]
determine (v.) 2 resolve, decide, settle [on]
determined (adj.) 2 appointed, given a limit
device (n.) 7 excuse, evasion, subterfuge
devoted (adj.) 2 holy, consecrated, dedicated
devotion (n.) purpose, object, intent
die (n.) one of a pair of dice
diet (n.) 4 way of living, course of life
diffused (adj.) 1 disorderly, mixed-up, jumbled
digest, disgest (v.) 3 arrange, organize, order
dignity (n.) 2 official position, high office, rule
direction (n.) 2 authoritative guidance, tactical knowledge, capacity for direction
direful (adj.) dreadful, terrible, frightful
discipline (n.) 1 military strategy, tactics, training in the art of war
discipline (n.) 1 military strategy, tactics, training in the art of war
discourse (n.) 1 conversation, talk, chat
discourse (n.) 1 conversation, talk, chat
discover (v.) 1 reveal, show, make known
disgracious (adj.) disliked, out of favour, displeasing
disgracious (adj.) disliked, out of favour, displeasing
dismal (adj.) 2 sinister, ominous, malign
dispatch, despatch (v.) 1 deal with promptly, settle, get [something] done quickly
dispatch, despatch (v.) 1 deal with promptly, settle, get [something] done quickly
dispatch, despatch (v.) 1 deal with promptly, settle, get [something] done quickly
dispatch, despatch (v.) 3 kill, put to death, make away with, finish off
dispatch, despatch (v.) 4 hurry up, be quick
dispatch, despatch (v.) 4 hurry up, be quick
dispatch, despatch (v.) 4 hurry up, be quick
dissemble (v.) 1 disguise, cloak, give a deceptive appearance to
dissemble (v.) 2 deceive, disguise the truth, pretend
dissembler (n.) hypocrite, deceiver, charlatan
dissembling (adj.) deceitful, hypocritical, false
dissembling (adj.) deceitful, hypocritical, false
distain (v.) 1 dishonour, defile, corrupt
distrain (v.) seize, confiscate, commandeer
disturb (n.) disturbance
divers (adj.) different, various, several
divers (adj.) different, various, several
divinely (adv.) piously, spiritually, in a religious manner
doing (n.) action, performance, activity
doom (n.) 2 final destiny, deciding fate, death and destruction
doom (v.) 1 decree, decide, adjudge
doom (v.) 2 condemn, pronounce judgement against
doomsday (n.) death-day, day of judgement
doubt (v.) 1 fear, be afraid [for], feel anxious [for]
draw (v.) 11 [archery] draw back a bow-string
draw forth (v.) bring forward, redeem, recover
dread (adj.) 1 revered, deeply honoured, held in awe
dread (adj.) 2 frightening, terrifying, fearful
dreadful (adj.) 1 inspiring dread, causing fear, daunting
drum (n.) drummer
dub (v.) invest with the status of, style
duck (v.) make a brief bow, act in a cringing way
dug (n.) nipple, teat, breast
dull (adj.) 1 dead, lifeless, sluggish, inactive
duty (n.) 2 reverence, due respect, proper attitude
edgeless (adj.) blunted, useless, ineffective
effeminate (adj.) 2 gentle, tender, compassionate
egally (adv.) equally, evenly, commensurately
elvish-marked (adj.) marked out at birth by evil fairies, displaying spite
embassage, ambassage (n.) message, errand, business, mission
embowelled (adj.) disembowelled, emptied, drained
embracement (n.) embrace, clasping, hug
empery (n.) 1 absolute dominion, sovereignty
emulation (n.) 1 ambitious rivalry, contention, conflict
enact (v.) 1 bring about, accomplish, perform
end (n.) 4 death, ending [of life]
end (n.) 5 scrap, fragment, tag, ending
end, an / on upright, vertical
endure (v.) 2 undergo, suffer, put up with
enforced (adj.) 1 forced, constrained, affected
enforcement (n.) 1 enforcing, propulsion
enforcement (n.) 2 violation, overcoming
enfranchise (v.) set free, liberate
engross (v.) 3 write out in proper legal form
engross (v.) 4 fatten, distend, make bloated
entertain (v.) 1 receive, admit, let in
entertain (v.) 2 welcome, receive kindly, treat well, show hospitality to
entertain (v.) 5 hire, employ, maintain, take into service
entertain (v.) 13 while away, pass away
entreat, intreat (n.) entreaty, supplication, plea
entreat, intreat (v.) 1 persuade, prevail upon
entreat, intreat (v.) 4 treat, handle, deal with
envious (adj.) malicious, spiteful, vindictive, full of enmity
envious (adj.) malicious, spiteful, vindictive, full of enmity
environ (v.) surround, envelop, encircle, engulf
envy (n.) 1 malice, ill-will, enmity
erroneous (adj.) 1 misguided, mistaken, deluded
estate (n.) 3 degree of rank, place in life, type of person
even (adj.) 3 smooth, without obstacles
evidence (n.) 1 witness, testimony, avowal
excellent (adj.) 1 [of people] all-excelling, pre-eminent, superlative
exclaim (n.) exclamation, outcry, protest
exclaim (n.) exclamation, outcry, protest
exclaim (v.) complain, protest, make an outcry
exclaim on / upon (v.) accuse, blame, denounce [loudly]
exclamation (n.) 1 loud reproach, outcry, clamorous complaint
execute (v.) 1 carry out, fulfil, perform
exercise (n.) 4 religious practice, spiritual observance
exercise (n.) 5 sermon, homily, religious discourse
exhale (v.) 1 cause to flow, draw out, draw up
exhale (v.) 1 cause to flow, draw out, draw up
expedient (adj.) speedy, rapid, expeditious
expedition (n.) 3 warlike enterprise, setting out for war
expedition (n.) 3 warlike enterprise, setting out for war
expiate (adj.) reached, fully arrived
exploit (n.) 1 act, deed, enterprise
exploit (n.) 2 military action, martial undertaking
faction (n.) 1 party, group, set [of people]
factious (adj.) 2 ready to form a faction
factious (adj.) 2 ready to form a faction
factor (n.) agent, representative, broker
factor (n.) agent, representative, broker
fain (adv.) gladly, willingly
fain (adv.) gladly, willingly
fain (adv.) gladly, willingly
faint (v.) 1 lose courage, show fear, lose heart, take fright
fair (adv.) 1 kindly, encouragingly, courteously
fair (n.) 2 fortune, happiness, favour
fair (n.) 2 fortune, happiness, favour
fairest-boding (adj.) most favourable, most encouraging
fairly (adv.) 2 neatly, elegantly, handsomely, beautifully
fairly (adv.) 6 free from foul play, in a healthy state
falchion (n.) curved broadsword
fall (v.) 1 drop, descend, let fall
fall (v.) 1 drop, descend, let fall
fall (v.) 1 drop, descend, let fall
fall (v.) 1 drop, descend, let fall
false (adj.) 1 treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.) 1 treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.) 1 treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.) 1 treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.) 1 treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.) 1 treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.) 1 treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.) 1 treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.) 2 disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful
false (adj.) 2 disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful
false (adj.) 2 disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful
false (adj.) 4 wrong, mistaken
false (adj.) 5 defective, weak, inadequate
false-boding (adj.) wrongly prophesying
familiarly (adv.) as a member of the same family, with intimate acquaintance
famously (adv.) gloriously, with renown
fare (v.) 1 get on, manage, do, cope
fare (v.) 1 get on, manage, do, cope
fare (v.) 1 get on, manage, do, cope
fare ... well
fat (n.) 1 plenty, wealth, abundance
fearful (adj.) 1 timid, timorous, frightened, full of fear
fearful (adj.) 1 timid, timorous, frightened, full of fear
fearful (adj.) 2 causing fear, awe-inspiring, terrifying, alarming
fearful (adj.) 2 causing fear, awe-inspiring, terrifying, alarming
feature (n.) physical appearance, bodily shape, looks
fee (n.) 2 payment, reward, recompense
feigned (adj.) 1 sham, pretended, spurious
fet (v.) 1 fetch
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
field (n.) 1 field of battle, battleground, field of combat
fiery (adj.) 1 ardent, spirited, animated
flaky (adj.) streaked with light
fleeting (adj.) 1 changeable, inconstant, fickle
fleshed (adj.) 1 well used to bloodshed, hardened
flood (n.) 1 sea, deep, waves, rushing water
flood (n.) 2 river, stream, rushing water
flourish (n.) 1 fanfare
flourish (n.) 3 ornamentation, decoration, adornment
flourish (n.) 3 ornamentation, decoration, adornment
flout (n.) insult, jibe, taunt
flout (v.) insult, abuse, mock
fly (v.) 1 leave, run away [from], flee
foil (n.) 3 setting, background which sets something off to advantage [as dull metal sets off a gem]
fond (adj.) 1 foolish, stupid, mad
fond (adj.) 1 foolish, stupid, mad
fondly (adv.) foolishly, stupidly, madly
foolish (adj.) 1 like an idiot, lacking in sense
foot (n.) 1 foot-soldiers, infantry
footcloth, foot-cloth (adj.) equipped with long trappings
forbear (v.) 1 stop, cease, desist
forbear (v.) 1 stop, cease, desist
foreward (n.) vanguard, front line [of soldiers]
form (n.) 4 orderly manner, good arrangement
form (n.) 4 orderly manner, good arrangement
forsooth (adv.) in truth, certainly, truly, indeed
forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forswore 1 swear falsely, perjure [oneself], break one's word
forswearing (n.) perjury, oath-breaking
forward (adj.) 1 ready, eager, inclined
forward (adj.) 7 promising, early-maturing, precocious
frame (v.) 1 fashion, make, form, create
frank up (v.) shut up in a sty, put in an enclosure
frank up (v.) shut up in a sty, put in an enclosure
frantic (adj.) mad, insane, frenzied, out of one's senses
frantic (adj.) mad, insane, frenzied, out of one's senses
fright (v.), past form frighted frighten, scare, terrify
fright (v.), past form frighted frighten, scare, terrify
frightful (adj.) frightening, terrifying, full of horror
front (n.) 1 forehead, face
fulsome (adj.) 1 distasteful, nauseating, repulsive
gallant-springing (adj.) finely growing, developing well
galled (adj.) 1 sore, swollen, inflamed
garland (n.) 1 wreath of victory
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.) 2 courteous, friendly, kind
gentle (adj.) 2 courteous, friendly, kind
gentle (adj.) 2 courteous, friendly, kind
gentle (adj.) 2 courteous, friendly, kind
gentle (adj.) 2 courteous, friendly, kind
gentle (adj.) 2 courteous, friendly, kind
gentle (adj.) 2 courteous, friendly, kind
gentle (adj.) 2 courteous, friendly, kind
gentle (adj.) 3 refined, discriminating, sophisticated
gentle (adj.) 4 peaceful, calm, free from violence
gentle (adj.) 6 soft, tender, kind
gentle (adj.) 6 soft, tender, kind
gentle (adj.) 6 soft, tender, kind
gentle (adj.) 6 soft, tender, kind
gentle (adj.) 6 soft, tender, kind
gentle (adj.) 6 soft, tender, kind
gentle (adj.) 6 soft, tender, kind
gentle (adj.) 6 soft, tender, kind
George (n.) badge [of the Order of the Garter] displaying St George and the dragon
giddy (adj.) 4 mad, crazy, insane
giddy (adj.) 6 swaying, quaking, dizzying
give in charge give orders, command, direct
give in charge give orders, command, direct
glass (n.) 1 mirror, looking-glass
glass (n.) 1 mirror, looking-glass
go (v.) 8 be pregnant, be with child
gone (adj.) lost, ruined, brought down
gossip (n.) 3 tattler, chatterer, idle talker
grace (n.) 2 virtue, good quality
grace (n.) 2 virtue, good quality
grace (n.) 5 favour, good will
grace (n.) 7 success, favourable outcome, fortune
graft (v.) insert, implant, make grow
grandam (n.) grandmother
gratulate (v.) greet, welcome, salute
great (adj.) 5 full of emotion
green (adj.) 3 weak, undeveloped
green (adj.) 3 weak, undeveloped
grief (n.) 1 grievance, complaint, hurt, injury
grim-visaged (adj.) with a stern face
gross (adj.) 9 dull, obtuse, ignorant
grossly (adv.) 4 stupidly, senselessly, foolishly
grossness (n.) 3 unrefined nature, deplorable standard, coarseness
ground (n.) 1 reason, cause, source
ground (n.) 10 [music] constant bass rhythm underneath a descant, foundation
grounded (adj.) firmly established, deep-rooted, strongly founded
grudging (adj.) resentful, embittered, aggrieved
gull (n.) 1 dupe, fool, simpleton
halberd (n.) 1 long-handled weapon ending in a combination of axe-blade and spearhead
halberd (n.) 2 person armed with a halberd
halberd (n.) 2 person armed with a halberd
halt (v.) limp, proceed lamely
halt (v.) limp, proceed lamely
hand (n.) 5 handwriting
hap (n.) 1 fortune, lot, fate
hap (n.) 1 fortune, lot, fate
haply (adv.) perhaps, maybe, by chance, with luck
haply (adv.) perhaps, maybe, by chance, with luck
haply (adv.) perhaps, maybe, by chance, with luck
haply (adv.) perhaps, maybe, by chance, with luck
happy (adj.) 2 opportune, appropriate, propitious, favourable
hardly (adv.) 1 with great difficulty, only with difficulty
harm (n.) 2 misfortune, affliction, trouble
hatch (n.) 3 (plural) movable deck planks
hatch (n.) 3 (plural) movable deck planks
haught (adj.) haughty, arrogant, high-and-mighty
hazard (n.) 2 [gambling] chance, fortune; throw [of dice]
heap (n.) company, host, multitude
heavily (adv.) sorrowfully, sadly, gloomily
heavily (adv.) sorrowfully, sadly, gloomily
heavy (adj.) 1 sorrowful, sad, gloomy
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.) 4 weary, exhausted, worn out
helm (n.) 1 helmet
helm (n.) 1 helmet
helm (n.) 1 helmet
helpless (adj.) unavailing, useless, unprofitable
herald (n.) messenger, carrier, emissary
herb (n.) plant
hereafter (adj.) future, forthcoming, later
hie (v.) hasten, hurry, speed
hie (v.) hasten, hurry, speed
hie (v.) hasten, hurry, speed
hie (v.) hasten, hurry, speed
hie (v.) hasten, hurry, speed
high (adj.) 1 very great, extreme
highly (adv.) 1 greatly, crucially, in an important way
hoise (v.) 1 hoist
hold (n.) 3 guard, custody, confinement
hold (v.) 1 keep, maintain, observe
honest (adj.) 2 honourable, respectable, upright
horse (n.) cavalry, horse soldiers
hot (adj.) 1 hot-tempered, angry, passionate
hot (adj.) 2 enthusiastic, ardent, eager, keen
house (n.) 1 inn, tavern
hull (v.) lie, float, drift [with sails furled]
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.) 3 style, method, way, fashion
idle (adj.) 1 useless, barren, worthless
idle (adj.) 6 frivolous, capricious, wanton
ill (adj.) 1 bad, adverse, unfavourable
ill (adj.) 2 evil, wicked, immoral
ill (adj.) 2 evil, wicked, immoral
ill (adj.) 2 evil, wicked, immoral
ill (adv.) 1 badly, adversely, unfavourably
ill (n.) 2 trouble, affliction, misfortune
ill-dispersing (adj.) evil-scattering, spreading wickedness
ill-favoured (adj.) ugly, unattractive, unsightly
image (n.) 3 personal likeness, semblance
impatience (n.) 2 lack of composure, failure to bear suffering well
impeachment (n.) 1 charge, accusation, indictment
importune (v.) 2 beg [for], ask persistently [for]
incapable (adj.) insensible, unconscious, incomprehending
incense (v.) incite, urge, set on
inclusive (adj.) 2 enclosing, encircling, encompassing
increase (n.) 2 offspring, descendants, procreation
index (n.) prologue, preface, table of contents
index (n.) prologue, preface, table of contents
indictment (n.) legal document containing a charge
indirect (adj.) 1 roundabout, devious, oblique
indirect (adj.) 2 deceitful, not straightforward, dishonest
induction (n.) opening scene [of a play], initial step, preparation
induction (n.) opening scene [of a play], initial step, preparation
infer (v.) 1 adduce, bring up, put forward
infer (v.) 1 adduce, bring up, put forward
infer (v.) 1 adduce, bring up, put forward
infer (v.) 1 adduce, bring up, put forward
infer (v.) 1 adduce, bring up, put forward
ingenious (adj.) 1 alert, fully conscious, intelligent, capable
insatiate, unsatiate (adj.) insatiable, never satisfied, voracious
insatiate, unsatiate (adj.) insatiable, never satisfied, voracious
insinuate (v.) 1 curry favour, work subtly [on], ingratiate oneself
instance (n.) 3 reason, motive, cause
insulting (adj.) scornfully boasting, contemptuously exulting
intelligence (n.) 1 information, news, communication
intelligence (n.) 2 spying, espionage, secretly obtained information
intelligencer (n.) 2 secret agent, spy, operative
intend (v.) 1 pretend, convey, purport, profess
intend (v.) 1 pretend, convey, purport, profess
intent (n.) intention, purpose, aim
intent (n.) intention, purpose, aim
intent (n.) intention, purpose, aim
intent (n.) intention, purpose, aim
intestate (adj.) leaving no will, lacking inheritance
invocate (v.) invoke, call upon, entreat
inward (adj.) 1 intimate, closely associated
iron-witted (adj.) dull-witted, obtuse, dense
issue (n.) 1 child(ren), offspring, family, descendant
issue (n.) 1 child(ren), offspring, family, descendant
issue (n.) 1 child(ren), offspring, family, descendant
issue (n.) 1 child(ren), offspring, family, descendant
issue (n.) 1 child(ren), offspring, family, descendant
issue (n.) 1 child(ren), offspring, family, descendant
issue (n.) 2 outcome, result, consequence(s)
iwis (adv.) [archaism] assuredly, certainly, truly
jack (n.) 2 figure of a man who strikes a bell on the outside of a clock
Jack (n.) 1 Jack-in-office, ill-mannered fellow, lout, knave
Jack (n.) 1 Jack-in-office, ill-mannered fellow, lout, knave
jealous (adj.) 1 suspicious, mistrustful, wary, watchful
jealous (adj.) 1 suspicious, mistrustful, wary, watchful
jet upon (v.) encroach on, usurp, trespass upon
Jockey (n.) [pet name] little Jack, Jacky
jocund (adj.) merry, joyful, cheerful
jocund (adj.) merry, joyful, cheerful
jolly (adj.) 1 amorous, lustful, licentious
joy (v.) 1 feel joy, be happy, rejoice
joy (v.) 2 add joy to, enjoy, gladden, brighten
joy (v.) 3 derive enjoyment from, delight in
judgement (n.) 1 opinion, estimation, assessment
jump (v.) 1 agree, coincide, tally
jut (v.) push, shove, knock; or: strut, swagger, parade
key-cold (adj.) cold as a metal key
kindly (adv.) 1 in accordance with human nature, expressing normal humanity
kindness (n.) 3 friendship, affection, good will
knave (n.) 2 servant, menial, lackey
knock (n.) hard blow, harsh stroke, buffet
knot (n.) 1 company, band, assembly
knot (n.) 1 company, band, assembly
knot (n.) 3 marriage-tie, bond of wedlock
labour (v.) work hard for, try to bring about, urge
lace (n.) lacing of stays, bodice-string
lackey (adj.) servile, menial, abject
lag (adj.) 2 late, lagging behind, tardy
lamely (adv.) imperfectly, defectively; also, haltingly, in a lame manner
lanch (v.) pierce, stab, wound
lap (v.) wrap, swathe, enfold, clad
late (adv.) recently, a little while ago / before
lay (v.) 2 attribute, ascribe, impute
lay (v.) 2 attribute, ascribe, impute
lead (n.) 3 (plural) lead-covered flat roofs
leisure (n.) opportunity, moment, available time
leisure (n.) opportunity, moment, available time
lesson (v.) 1 instruct, teach, advise
level (v.) aim, direct, target
lewd (adj.) 3 ignorant, foolish, ill-mannered
lewd (adj.) 4 lascivious, unchaste, lustful
libel (n.) 2 defamatory poster, slanderous leaflet
lie (v.) 2 lie in prison, take the place [of]
light-foot (adj.) light-footed
like (adj.) 1 same, similar, alike, equal
like (adj.) 1 same, similar, alike, equal
like (adj.) 1 same, similar, alike, equal
like (adj.) 1 same, similar, alike, equal
like (adv.) 1 likely, probable / probably
like (adv.) 1 likely, probable / probably
like (v.) 1 please, suit
like, the the same
limit (n.) 1 prescribed time, fixed period
limit (v.) appoint, specify, fix the limit of
lineament (n.) 1 line, feature, characteristic, attribute
lineament (n.) 1 line, feature, characteristic, attribute
list (v.) 1 wish, like, please
livelihood (n.) liveliness, animation, vivacity
livery (n.) 1 uniform, costume, special clothing
lodge (v.) 3 harbour, entertain, foster
look how (conj.) just as
look what (conj.) whatever
look what (conj.) whatever
look when (conj.) whenever, as soon as
look when (conj.) whenever, as soon as
lour, lower (v.) frown, scowl, look dark and threatening
lour, lower (v.) frown, scowl, look dark and threatening
lull (v.) loll, recline, lounge
luxury (n.) lust, lechery, lasciviousness
made up, made-up (adj.) 2 finished off, put together
main (n.) 1 open sea, ocean
make (v.) 8 raise, acquire, procure
malapert (adj.) impudent, saucy, impertinent
malmsey (n.) variety of strong sweet red wine
man (n.) 4 servant, attendant, lackey
map (n.) 1 outline, picture, image
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]
marvellous (adv.) very, extremely, exceedingly
marvellous (adv.) very, extremely, exceedingly
mate (n.) 1 companion, associate, comrade
mean (adj.) 1 of low rank, inferior in position, less important
mean (n.) 2 means, agent, cause
meaning (n.) design, intention, purpose
meanly (adv.) 1 humbly, in a lowly manner
means, make take pains, make efforts
measure (n.) 8 slow stately dance, graceful movement
meed (n.) 1 reward, prize, recompense
meed (n.) 1 reward, prize, recompense
meed (n.) 1 reward, prize, recompense
meet (adj.) 1 fit, suitable, right, proper
meet (adj.) 1 fit, suitable, right, proper
mere (adj.) 2 sole, personal, particular
metal (n.) substance, material, fabric
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
mew (v.) coop up, confine, shut up
mew up (v.) coop up, confine, shut up
mew up (v.) coop up, confine, shut up
minister (n.) messenger, agent, servant
miscarry (v.) 1 come to harm, perish, meet death
miscarry (v.) 1 come to harm, perish, meet death
misconster (v.) misconstrue, misinterpret, take wrongly
misdoubt (v.) 1 distrust, suspect, have misgivings about
moan (n.) 1 grief, lamentation, sorrow, complaint
model (n.) 3 ground-plan, layout, outline
moiety (n.) 2 half, equal share
moiety (n.) 2 half, equal share
monument (n.) 1 memory, memorial, remembrance
moody (adj.) 1 angry, wrathful, rancorous, sullen
moralise, moralize (v.) 2 draw lessons from, interpret morally
morn (n.) morning, dawn
morn (n.) morning, dawn
morrow (n.) morning
morrow (n.) morning
morrow (n.) morning
morrow (n.) morning
morrow (n.) morning
morrow (n.) morning
morrow (n.) morning
mortal-staring (adj.) with death-like glare, lethally penetrating
movable, moveable (n.) (plural) personal possessions, private effects, pieces of property
movable, moveable (n.) (plural) personal possessions, private effects, pieces of property
move (v.) 5 persuade, influence, talk encouragingly to
much (adj.) 3 hard, difficult
mum (adj.) silent, mute, saying nothing
muse (v.) 1 wonder, be surprised
mutual (adj.) 1 common, general, omnipresent
nature (n.) 6 natural order, ungoverned state, way of the world [often personified]
naught, nought (n.) 1 nothing
naught, nought (n.) 2 wickedness, immorality, sinfulness
near (adj.) 1 close to the throne [in order of succession], near relation
near (adv.) 1 closely, intimately, seriously
near (adv.) 1 closely, intimately, seriously
need, for a if necessary, if need be, at a pinch
neglect (v.) 1 cause to be neglected
new-delivered (adj.) lately freed, freshly released
nice (adj.) 5 trivial, unimportant, slight
night-walking (adj.) secret, going about by night
nomination (n.) 2 appointing, specifying, designation
nonage (n.) minority, period of legal infancy
nymph (n.) beauty, damsel, siren
object (v.) urge, adduce, bring up
obsequiously (adv.) as a mourner, with proper regard for the dead
occasion (n.) 1 circumstance, opportunity
offer (v.) 1 attempt, start, try, make a move
office (n.) 1 task, service, duty, responsibility
office (n.) 1 task, service, duty, responsibility
office (n.) 1 task, service, duty, responsibility
oft (adv.) often
oft (adv.) often
oft (adv.) often
opposite (adj.) opposed, hostile, adverse, antagonistic [to]
opposite (adj.) opposed, hostile, adverse, antagonistic [to]
opposite (adj.) opposed, hostile, adverse, antagonistic [to]
order, take make arrangements
orient (adj.) 1 lustrous, brilliant, bright
outrage (n.) 1 violence, hostility, fury
outrage (n.) 2 passionate expression, emotional outcry
overblow (v.) 1 blow over, pass away, abate
overcloyed (adj.) overfilled, satiated, stuffed to busting
overgo (v.) 1 exceed, surmount, go beyond
overlook (v.) 3 inspect, superintend, oversee
overpast (adj.) past, now ended, former
overweening (adj.) arrogant, overambitious, high and mighty
overworn (adj.) 1 faded, worn out, worse for wear
owe (v.) 1 own, possess, have
pack (n.) 1 gang, group, circle, confederacy
packhorse (n.) work-horse, drudge, toiler
pain (n.) effort, endeavour, exertion, labour
pain (n.) effort, endeavour, exertion, labour
pain (n.) effort, endeavour, exertion, labour
painted (adj.) 2 unreal, artificial, superficial
painted (adj.) 2 unreal, artificial, superficial
palpable (adj.) evident, obvious, apparent
parcelled (adj.) particular, related to individual cases
parlous (adj.) 2 shrewd, sharp, wily
parlous (adj.) 2 shrewd, sharp, wily
part (v.) 2 divide, share, split up
party (n.) 1 side, faction, camp
passionate (adj.) 2 compassionate, inclined to pity, tender-hearted
patience (n.) 1 leave, permission, indulgence
pattern (n.) 1 picture, model, specimen, example
peevish (adj.) 1 silly, foolish; or: headstrong, impulsive
peevish (adj.) 1 silly, foolish; or: headstrong, impulsive
peevish (adj.) 2 obstinate, perverse, self-willed [contrast modern sense of ‘irritable, morose’]
peevish-fond (adj.) obstinately foolish
peise down (v.) weigh down, burden, load down
penetrable (adj.) 1 receptive, susceptible, capable of being affected
pent (adj.) imprisoned, closely confined
pent (adj.) imprisoned, closely confined
pent up (v.) shut up, confine, lock in
perforce (adv.) 1 forcibly, by force, violently
perforce (adv.) 1 forcibly, by force, violently
perforce (adv.) 2 of necessity, with no choice in the matter
period (n.) 2 point of completion, fitting conclusion, consummation
period (n.) 2 point of completion, fitting conclusion, consummation
pew-fellow (n.) one who shares a church bench; companion, associate
piece (n.) 2 specimen, masterpiece
pill (v.) 1 pillage, plunder, rob
piping (adj.) shrill-toned, high-pitched [either: of pipes; or: of women and children's voices]
pirate (n.) 1 thief, marauder, plunderer
pitch (n.) 2 height, elevation, high aspiration
place (n.) 1 position, post, office, rank
pluck on (v.) 1 draw on, pull in, drag in
politic (adj.) 1 prudent, cautious, discreet, shrewd
post (v.) 1 hasten, speed, ride fast
post (v.) 1 hasten, speed, ride fast
post (v.) 1 hasten, speed, ride fast
post, in in haste, at top speed
post-horse (n.) 2 pony-express, express speed
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.) 4 force, strength, might
prate (v.) prattle, chatter, blather
prating (adj.) prattling, chattering, blathering
precedent (n.) 3 original text from which a copy is made
prefer (v.) 1 promote, advance, recommend
preferment (n.) advancement, promotion
preposterous (adj.) 1 contrary to the natural order, monstrous, perverted
presence (n.) 1 royal assembly, eminent company
presence (n.) 1 royal assembly, eminent company
presence (n.) 1 royal assembly, eminent company
presence (n.) 1 royal assembly, eminent company
presentation (n.) semblance, display, show
presently (adv.) 1 immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.) 1 immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.) 2 after a short time, soon, before long
presently (adv.) 2 after a short time, soon, before long
prevent (v.) 1 forestall, anticipate
prime (adj.) 1 first, original, initial
prime (n.) 2 early years, prime of life, fullness of youth
privy 5 secret, stealthy, clandestine
process (n.) 3 account, report, story
process (n.) 3 account, report, story
prodigious (adj.) 2 abnormal, monstrous, unnatural
prolong (v.) postpone, put off, delay
promise (v.) 1 assure, declare [to], tell plainly
proof (n.) 1 tested strength, proven power of resistance, impenetrability
proof (n.) 2 experience, actual practice, tried knowledge
proper (adj.) 1 good-looking, handsome, comely
proportion (n.) 7 bodily shape, physical form
proud (adj.) 3 high-spirited, high-mettled
proudly (adv.) haughtily, arrogantly, disdainfully
provided (adj.) prepared, ready, provided with necessities
puissance (n.) power, might, force
puissant (adj.) powerful, mighty, strong
purchase (n.) 2 acquisition, prize, spoil
purple (adj.) bright-red, blood-coloured, bloody
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
pursuivant (n.) royal messenger, state messenger [with power to execute warrants]
pursuivant (n.) royal messenger, state messenger [with power to execute warrants]
pursuivant-at-arms (n.) junior officer attending a herald
quarrel (n.) cause of complaint, reason for hostility, difference, claim
quarrel (n.) cause of complaint, reason for hostility, difference, claim
quest (n.) 3 judicial inquiry, official investigation
quick (adj.) 2 lively, animated, vivacious
quick (adj.) 2 lively, animated, vivacious
quick (adj.) 5 vigorous, quick-acting, energetic
quick (adj.) 9 hasty, hurried
quick (adv.) alive
quicken (v.) 1 revive, rejuvenate, give life [to]
quicken (v.) 1 revive, rejuvenate, give life [to]
quit (v.) 5 pay back, repay, reward
quit (v.) 6 avenge, requite, take vengeance [on]
quit (v.) 6 avenge, requite, take vengeance [on]
quoth (v.) said
quoth (v.) said
quoth (v.) said
quoth (v.) said
quoth (v.) said
rag (n.) 1 worthless wretch, good-for-nothing creature, beggar
ragged (adj.) 3 rough-hewn, dilapidated, rugged
raging (adj.) 1 roving, wanton, riotous
rail (v.) rant, rave, be abusive [about]
rancour (n.) bitterness, hatred, malice
rankle (v.) cause a festering wound
rash-levied (adj.) hastily raised
raze, raze off (v.) take off, pluck off
raze, raze off (v.) take off, pluck off
reason (n.) 5 observation, remark, point
reason (v.) 1 talk, speak, converse
reason (v.) 1 talk, speak, converse
reason (v.) 1 talk, speak, converse
reason (v.) 1 talk, speak, converse
recomforture (n.) consolation, comfort, solace
recourse (n.) 1 opportunity of going, means of access
recure (v.) heal, make whole, restore to health
reduce (v.) restore, bring back, lead back
reduce (v.) restore, bring back, lead back
re-edify (v.) rebuild, restore
register (v.) record, formally write down
relenting (adj.) soft-hearted, sympathetic, pitying
remember (v.) 1 remind, bring to someone's mind
remember (v.) 2 recollect, recall, call to mind
remembrance (n.) 1 memory, bringing to mind, recollection
remembrance (n.) 1 memory, bringing to mind, recollection
remembrance (n.) 1 memory, bringing to mind, recollection
remembrance (n.) 1 memory, bringing to mind, recollection
remorse (n.) 1 pity, regret, sorrow
remorse (n.) 2 pity, compassion, tenderness
remorse (n.) 2 pity, compassion, tenderness
remorseful (adj.) 1 conscience-stricken, guilty, full of sorrow
rent (v.) rend, tear, pull to pieces
repair (v.) 1 come, go, make one's way
repair (v.) 1 come, go, make one's way
repetition (n.) 1 recital, narration, relating
replenished (adj.) complete, perfect, consummate
reprehend (v.) 1 reprove, censure, rebuke
reprehend (v.) 1 reprove, censure, rebuke
requite (v.), past forms requit, requited 1 reward, repay, recompense
reserve (v.) preserve, retain, keep
resolve (v.) 1 answer, respond to
resolve (v.) 1 answer, respond to
resolve (v.) 3 inform, tell
resolved (adj.) 1 determined, settled, decided
respect (n.) 1 consideration, factor, circumstance
respect (v.) 1 pay attention to, heed
respite (n.) 1 extent of time, time-scale
rest (v.) 1 remain, stay, stand
retail (v.) recount, relate in detail, retell
retail (v.) recount, relate in detail, retell
revenue (n.) 2 possession, tenure, custody
revolve (v.) consider, ponder, meditate
right (n.) 1 just claim, rights, title
ripe (adj.) 4 properly considered, fully thought out
rotten (adj.) 4 rusted, tarnished
round (v.) 1 ring, encircle, surround
royal (adj.) 1 like a king, majestic
royalize (v.) make royal, invest with a majestic character
royalty (n.) 3 emblem of royalty, symbol of sovereignty
rude (adj.) 2 rough, wild, harsh-looking
rude (adj.) 8 cacophonous, raucous, barbarous
rudely (adv.) 3 roughly, clumsily, imperfectly
rule (n.) 1 principle, order, regulation
runagate (n.) 2 renegade, turncoat, rebel
runaway (n.) deserter, coward, renegade
ruthless (adj.) unpitying, pitiless, unsparing
sad (adj.) 3 downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
sad (adj.) 3 downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
sad (adj.) 3 downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
sad (adj.) 3 downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
sad (adj.) 3 downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
sad (adj.) 3 downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
sadly (adv.) 1 seriously, gravely, solemnly
safeguard (n.) safeguarding, defence, protection
sanctuary (n.) holy place, church, religious place of safety
sap (n.) vital fluid, life-blood
scar (v.) wound, disfigure, maim
scarce (adv.) 1 scarcely, hardly, barely, only just
scath, scathe (n.) harm, hurt, damage
scrivener (n.) professional scribe, clerk, notary
seal (v.) 5 mark [as if by a seal], designate
season (n.) 3 while, short period of time
seat (n.) 1 throne
seat (n.) 5 situation, position, location
seat (n.) 6 position, place, status
seigniory (n.) lordship, domain, dominion
semblance (n.) 1 appearance, outward show
seniory (n.) seniority
senseless-obstinate (adj.) unreasonably stubborn, irrationally unyielding
sequel (n.) sequence, series, order of succession
servant (n.) 1 devotee, one who gives dedicated service, lover
servitor (n.) 1 servant
set (adj.) 1 formal, ceremonial, secretary
set (n.) 2 setting, sunset
set down (v.) 1 resolve, decide, determine
several (adj.) 1 separate, different, distinct
several (adj.) 1 separate, different, distinct
several (adj.) 1 separate, different, distinct
several (adj.) 1 separate, different, distinct
several (adj.) 2 various, sundry, respective, individual
shadow (n.) 1 image, likeness, portrait, semblance
shadow (n.) 5 spirit, phantom, spectre, ghost
shadow (n.) 5 spirit, phantom, spectre, ghost
shallow (adj.) naive, gullible, lacking in depth of character
shallow (adj.) naive, gullible, lacking in depth of character
shallow (adj.) naive, gullible, lacking in depth of character
shame-faced, shamefast (adj.) modest, retiring, shy
share (v.) take, receive, have [as one's share]
sharp-provided (adj.) quick and ready, sharply equipped
sheltered (adj.) concealed, hidden, disguised
shot (n.) 2 armed soldier, gunner, marksman
shoulder (v.) thrust unceremoniously aside, push roughly
shrewd (adj.) 6 knowing, artful, smart
shriving (adj.) for confession and absolution
shroud (v.) hide, conceal, shelter
sign (n.) 2 token, witness, attestation
sign (n.) 3 mere semblance, token symbol, show
sit (v.) 2 sit in conference, meet for a discussion
slander (n.) 1 dishonour, disgrace, disrepute
slander (n.) 1 dishonour, disgrace, disrepute
slave (n.) 1 fellow, rascal, rogue, villain
slave (n.) 2 hireling, lackey, menial, servant
slightly (adv.) 1 without much attention, neglectfully
slug (n.) sluggard, lazy fellow
slyly (adv.) stealthily, secretly, quietly
smoking (adj.) steaming hot, sending up spray
smooth (v.) 2 adopt a flattering manner, make a plausible show, conciliate
smoothing (adj.) flattering, plausible, ingratiating
sojourn (v.) 1 pause, reside, stay for a while
solace (v.) 1 take comfort, be happy, cheer [oneself]
solemnly (adv.) ceremoniously, with ritual celebration
sometimes (adv.) formerly, once, at one time, previously
soothe (v.) 1 humour, encourage, indulge
sop (n.) piece of bread or cake steeped in liquid [before being eaten]
sore (adj.) 1 severe, harsh, heavy
sort (n.) 2 pack, crowd, gang
sort (v.) 2 choose, find, arrange
sort (v.) 2 choose, find, arrange
spare (v.) 1 omit, avoid, refrain [from]
sparing (adj.) 1 forbearing, considerate, moderating
sparingly (adv.) with restraint, discreetly, in a reserved way
speed (v.) 1 meet with success, prosper, flourish
spend (v.) 1 use up, wear out, exhaust, bring to an end
spend (v.) 5 be wasted, go by, pass by
spicery (n.) spices
spleen (n.) 1 temper, spirit, passion [part of the body seen as the source of both gloomy and mirthful emotions]
spleen (n.) 2 irritability, malice, bad temper
splinter (v.) put in a splint, secure, bind up
spoil (n.) 3 slaughter, destruction, ruination
sportive (adj.) 1 amorous, wanton, sexual
spurn (v.) 1 reject, scorn, despise, treat with contempt
spurn (v.) 2 kick, strike, stamp [on], dash
staff (n.) 1 (plural ‘staves’) spear, lance
stall (v.) 1 install, place, appoint
stamp (n.) 1 impression, mark, imprint
stamped (adj.) marked [as with a stamp], imprinted
stand upon (v.) 3 concern, be of importance to
standard (n.) 1 flag, ensign
standard (n.) 1 flag, ensign
stander-by (n.) bystander, onlooker, spectator
start (v.) 1 jump, recoil, flinch
start (v.) 1 jump, recoil, flinch
start (v.) 3 jump away, swerve, turn aside
state (n.) 1 condition, circumstances, situation, state of affairs
state (n.) 2 status, rank, position
state (n.) 2 status, rank, position
statua (n.) statue
stay (n.) 2 support, prop
stay (v.) 8 stop, prevent, end
stay (v.) 8 stop, prevent, end
stay for (v.) wait for, await
steal on (v.) creep by, move stealthily
stealing (adj.) stealthily moving, gliding quietly by
still (adj.) 5 constant, continual, perpetual
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
stop (v.) 5 staunch, close up, prevent from bleeding
stout (adj.) 1 brave, valiant, resolute
straggler (n.) vagabond, wanderer, roving vagrant
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
straitly (adv.) strictly, firmly, stringently
strike (v.), past form stroke 2 beat, sound, strike up
struck (adj.) 1 marked, provided, beset
strumpet (n.) harlot, prostitute, whore
study (v.) 1 deliberate, meditate, reflect [on]
suborn (v.) bribe, corrupt, persuade [someone] to commit perjury
substitute (n.) subordinate, deputy, underling
success (n.) 1 result, outcome, issue
successively (adv.) by right of succession, through inheritance
sudden (adj.) 3 immediate, early, prompt
suddenly (adv.) 1 immediately, at once, without delay
suddenly (adv.) 1 immediately, at once, without delay
sue (v.) 1 beg, plead, beseech
suffer (v.) 1 allow, permit, let
sugared (adj.) 1 flattering, honeyed, ingratiating
suggestion (n.) temptation, instigation, prompting towards evil
suit (n.) 1 formal request, entreaty, petition
suit (n.) 1 formal request, entreaty, petition
suit (n.) 1 formal request, entreaty, petition
suit (n.) 1 formal request, entreaty, petition
suit (n.) 1 formal request, entreaty, petition
suit (n.) 1 formal request, entreaty, petition
suit (n.) 2 wooing, courtship
suitor (n.) petitioner, supplicant, entreater
summer (adj.) joyful, pleasant, happy
sundered (adj.) separated, kept apart
sup (v.) 1 have supper
sup (v.) 1 have supper
surfeit (n.) 2 sickness brought on by excess
suspect (n.) suspicion, mistrust, doubt
suspect (n.) suspicion, mistrust, doubt
sweet (n.) 2 sweet-scented flower, fragrant plant
swelling (adj.) 5 inflated with anger, feeling strong emotion
swill (v.) 1 drink greedily, gulp down
swoon (v.) faint
tackling (n.) rigging [of a ship], tackle
take (v.) 1 strike, hit, catch
tall (adj.) 1 brave, valiant, bold
tardy, take catch unawares, take by surprise
teen (n.) trouble, grief, suffering
tell (v.) 1 count out, number, itemize
tell (v.) 3 tell the time on
temper (v.) 2 mould, shape, work, bring [to a particular character]
tempt (v.) 2 persuade, entice, invite
tender (adj.) 1 young
tender (adj.) 1 young
tender (adj.) 1 young
tender (adj.) 1 young
tender (adj.) 1 young
tender (v.) 2 feel concern for, hold dear, care for
tender (v.) 2 feel concern for, hold dear, care for
tetchy, teachy (adj.) irritable, peevish, fretful
thin (adj.) 2 thinly clad, with little covering
thraldom (n.) bondage, servitude, captivity
thrall (n.) slave, subject, captive
threat (v.) threaten
threat (v.) threaten
time (n.) 1 (the) world, (the) age, society
time (n.) 7 circumstance, particular occasion
time, in good 1 at the right moment
timeless (adj.) untimely, premature, ill-timed
title (n.) 1 [legal] right, claim, entitlement
title (n.) 3 name, label, designation
title (n.) 3 name, label, designation
touch (n.) 6 touchstone, test, proof
touch (v.) 1 affect, concern, regard, relate to
touch (v.) 2 refer to, treat of, deal with
touch (v.) 2 refer to, treat of, deal with
touch (v.) 7 threaten, endanger, imperil
touch (v.) 8 wound, hurt, injure
touch (v.) 8 wound, hurt, injure
toy (n.) 2 fancy, fantastic thought
toy (n.) 3 trinket, trifle, trivial ornament
tract (n.) 2 course, process, track
train (n.) 1 retinue, following, entourage
triumph (n.) 1 public festivity, pageant, display of celebration, tournament
triumphant (adj.) triumphal, glorious, celebrating a great victory
troop (n.) company, retinue, band of followers
troublous (adj.) troubled, disturbed, confused
trumpet (n.) 1 trumpeter; herald, announcer
turn (v.) 5 return, come back
type (n.) 2 emblem, symbol, insignia
tyrannous (adj.) cruel, pitiless, oppressive
tyranny (n.) cruelty, barbarity, unmerciful violence
tyrant (n.) 1 pitiless ruffian, cruel villain
unavoided (adj.) unavoidable, inevitable, inescapable
unblown (adj.) unopened, not yet blooming, immature
unfelt (adj.) 2 not experienced
unhappiness (n.) 2 evil, wrong-doing, perniciousness
unity (n.) reconciliation, concord, harmony
unlooked (adj.) unexpected, unanticipated, unforeseen
unmannered (adj.) ill-mannered, rude, insolent
unmeritable (adj.) unworthy, undeserving, lacking in merit
unprovided (adj.) 1 unprepared, unprotected, undefended
unrespective (adj.) 1 inattentive, heedless, negligent
unswayed (adj.) unwielded, uncontrolled, lacking direction
untainted (adj.) 1 unblemished, unsullied, pure
untainted (adj.) 2 unaccused, not denounced
untimely (adj.) premature, coming before its time
untimely (adj.) premature, coming before its time
untimely (adj.) premature, coming before its time
untimely (adv.) 1 prematurely, too soon, before due time
untimely (adv.) 1 prematurely, too soon, before due time
unvalued (adj.) 2 invaluable, of great worth
urging (n.) pressing on the attention, bringing forward
use (n.) 1 usual practice, habit, custom
use (v.) 3 make use of, engage [in], practise [with]
vail (v.) 2 let fall, yield, surrender
vain (adj.) 2 worthless, idle, useless, empty
vain (adj.) 2 worthless, idle, useless, empty
vantage (n.) 1 right moment, suitable opportunity
vantage (n.) 2 advantageous position, place of vantage, superiority
vantage (n.) 3 advantage, benefit, advancement, profit
vantage (n.) 3 advantage, benefit, advancement, profit
vassal (n.) 1 servant, slave, subject
vassal (n.) 2 wretch, creature, slave
vast (adj.) boundless, extensive, widespread
vaunt (v.) 3 exult, rejoice, revel
vein (n.) 1 state of mind, motive, mood
venom (adj.) venomous, poisonous, spiteful
verge (n.) 1 rim, band, encircling edge
villain-slave (n.) villainous wretch
virtue (n.) 1 quality, accomplishment, ability
visitation (n.) 1 visit
visor (n.) mask
voice (n.) 1 vote, official support
voice (n.) 1 vote, official support
wail (v.) bewail, lament, grieve [for]
wait on / upon (v.) 1 accompany, attend
want (v.) 1 lack, need, be without
want (v.) 1 lack, need, be without
want (v.) 1 lack, need, be without
want (v.) 1 lack, need, be without
want (v.) 4 require, demand, need
want (v.) 4 require, demand, need
wanton (adj.) 6 lascivious, lewd, obscene
wanton (adj.) 6 lascivious, lewd, obscene
ward (v.) protect, defend, guard
warn (v.) 1 summon, send for, officially call
warrant (n.) 2 licence, sanction, authorization
warrant (n.) 2 licence, sanction, authorization
warrant (n.) 2 licence, sanction, authorization
warrant (v.) 1 assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
wash (n.) kitchen swill, hogwash
watch (n.) 1 watchmen, officers, street patrol
watchful (adj.) wakeful, unsleeping, vigilant
way (n.) 6 best path, course of action
wedge (n.) ingot
weigh (v.) 1 balance [as in scales], poise, match
welkin (n.) sky, firmament, heavens
well-advised (adj.) 1 prudent, sensible, thoughtful
well-spoken (adj.) refined, courteous, eloquent
wench (n.) girl, lass
white-livered (adj.) lily-livered, cowardly, feeble-spirited
widow-dolour (adj.) widow's sorrow
window (n.) 2 (plural) eyelids
window (n.) 3 opening, hole; wound
wing (v.) 1 furnish with troops, have a wing protected [by]
wit (n.) 1 intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
wit (n.) 2 mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuity
withal (adv.) 1 in addition, moreover, as well
withdraw (v.) turn aside, stand apart
wits, also five wits faculties of the mind (common wit, imagination, fantasy, estimation, memory) or body (the five senses)
witty (adj.) 3 crafty, cunning, wily
wont (v.) be accustomed, used [to], be in the habit of
wont (v.) be accustomed, used [to], be in the habit of
wont (v.) be accustomed, used [to], be in the habit of
worship (n.) 2 honour, distinction, repute
worshipfully (adv.) respectfully, with due honour, with proper regard
worthy (adj.) 2 deserved, justified, warranted
wot (v.) 1 learn, know, be told
wot (v.) 1 learn, know, be told
wrack (n.) 1 destruction, ruin
wrack (n.) 2 wreck, loss, shipwreck
wrack (v.) 3 overthrow, ruin, wipe out
wrinkled (adj.) frowning, furrowed
writ (n.) 3 [archaism] gospel, holy writ
wrong-incensed (adj.) inflamed with wrath, kindled with rage
yesternight (n.) last night
yet, as yet (adv.) still
zealous (adj.) earnest, fervent, ardent