Cymbeline


 
 
 
 
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Act I
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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 Cymbeline

abate (v.) 1 lessen, lower, diminish
abatement (n.) 2 means remaining, reduced amount [of money]
abhor (v.) 1 loathe, abominate, regard with disgust
abide (v.) 1 endure, undergo, face
abode (n.) 3 dwelling-place, lodging, residence
abridgement (n.) 3 summary, outline, synopsis
abroad (adv.) 1 in the outside world, freely at large, elsewhere, everywhere
abroad (adv.) 1 in the outside world, freely at large, elsewhere, everywhere
abroad (adv.) 2 around, about, on the move
abroad (adv.) 2 around, about, on the move
absolute (adj.) 1 perfect, complete, incomparable
absolute (adj.) 2 certain, definite, positive
abuse (v.) 1 deceive, mislead, fool, cheat
abuse (v.) 1 deceive, mislead, fool, cheat
abuse (v.) 1 deceive, mislead, fool, cheat
abuse (v.) 2 misuse, maltreat, treat badly, wrong
accident (n.) 1 occurrence, event, happening
accident (n.) 1 occurrence, event, happening
accident (n.) 2 chance, fortune, fate
accident (n.) 2 chance, fortune, fate
accommodate (v.) 2 aid, help, give an advantage
account, accompt (v.) 1 reckon, judge, consider
ace (n.) one [lowest score on a dice]
acquittance (n.) 2 acquittal, exoneration, excusing
act (n.) 1 activity, action, performance
act (n.) 1 activity, action, performance
act (n.) 2 action (upon a person), effect
action (n.) 4 law-suit, legal proceeding, litigation
adjourn (v.) postpone, defer, put off
admirable (adv.) wonderfully
admiration (n.) 1 amazement, astonishment, wonder
admiration (n.) 1 amazement, astonishment, wonder
admiration (n.) 1 amazement, astonishment, wonder
admired (adj.) 1 wonderful, amazing, remarkable
advantage (n.) 1 right moment, favourable opportunity
adventure (n.) 1 venture, enterprise, issue, hazard
adventure (v.) venture, dare, chance, risk
adventure (v.) venture, dare, chance, risk
advice (n.) 1 consideration, reflection, deliberation
afeard (adj.) afraid, frightened, scared
affect (v.) 5 cultivate, aim at, seek out
affiance (n.) 2 marriage contract, solemn promise to each other
affront (n.) assault, attack, onslaught
affront (v.) 1 come face to face with, meet, confront
Afric (n.) Africa
after-eye (v.) gaze after, follow with the eye
after-inquiry (n.) divine interrogation after death, last judgement
air (n.) 1 melody, tune, strain
air (v.) 1 exercise, take the air, provide with fresh air
air (v.) 2 bring into public view, expose, show
allayment (n.) modifying agent, countermeasure, mitigation
allow (v.) 3 acknowledge, grant, admit
allure (v.) entice, attract, tempt
allure (v.) entice, attract, tempt
all-worthy (adj.) wholly excellent
amazed (adj.) dumbfounded, stunned, thunderstruck, overwhelmed
amend (v.) 1 cure, heal, improve
amend (v.) 3 make better, ameliorate, lessen the evil of
amplify (v.) augment, increase, extend
anchor (v.) 1 concentrate, fix attention, home in
ancient, aunchient (adj.) 3 time-worn, experienced, renowned
ancient, aunchient (adj.) 4 aged, very old, venerable
andiron (n.) ornamental iron support in a fireplace
annoy (v.) harm, molest, hurt, injure
anon (adv.) 1 soon, shortly, presently
anon (adv.) 1 soon, shortly, presently
answer (n.) 3 recompense, requital, response
answer (n.) 4 retaliation, armed response
answer (n.) 4 retaliation, armed response
answer (v.) 1 answer back, make a rejoinder
answer (v.) 3 satisfy, discharge, requite
answer (v.) 10 live up to, correspond to, be equal to
answer (v.) 11 act along with, sustain, respond to
answer (v.) 12 fulfil, meet, satisfy
answer (v.) 14 account for, justify, defend
answer (v.) 15 go along with, belong with
ape (n.) 1 mimic, imitator, impersonator
ape (n.) 2 fool, idiot, jackass
apparel (n.) clothes, clothing, dress
appear (v.) 2 reveal, disclose, show
appetite (n.) 2 sexual desire, passion
apprehend (v.) 6 view, see, look
apprehension (n.) 2 conception, grasping by the mind, awareness
approach (v.) arrive, come, turn up
approbation (n.) 1 expression of approval, pleasurable confirmation, ready sanctioning
approbation (n.) 2 proof, confirmation, attestation
approve (v.) 1 prove, confirm, corroborate, substantiate
approve (v.) 1 prove, confirm, corroborate, substantiate
approver (n.) tester, someone who subjects others to the proof
apt (adj.) 3 natural, predictable, plausible, to be expected
Arabian bird phoenix [mythical bird, of which only one existed at any time]
arbitrament, arbitrement (n.) 1 deciding of a dispute, determination, settlement
arm (v.) 4 take into one's arms, lift up
arras (n.) tapestry hanging
arrearage (n.) arrears, overdue payment, outstanding amount
art (n.) 2 accomplishment, achievement, skill
art (n.) 7 artifice, artificial conduct; or: wile, trick
article (n.) 1 clause, term, provision
assail (v.) 2 approach with offers of love, woo with vigour, attempt to seduce
assume (v.) 2 attain, achieve, reach
assured (adj.) 2 betrothed, engaged
astronomer (n.) astrologer
atone (v.) 1 unite, join, reconcile
attempt (n.) 1 exploit, undertaking, enterprise
attempt (v.) 1 endeavour, venture, strive [for]
attemptable (adj.) capable of being seduced
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.) 3 serve at court, wait on royalty
attend (v.) 3 serve at court, wait on royalty
attend (v.) 4 accompany, follow closely, go with
attend (v.) 4 accompany, follow closely, go with
attend (v.) 4 accompany, follow closely, go with
attend (v.) 7 listen [to], pay attention [to]
attend (v.) 8 see to, look after, apply oneself to
attend (v.) 9 be present [at], be found [at]
attend (v.) 9 be present [at], be found [at]
audit (n.) account, reckoning [especially: in the face of God]
aught (n.) anything, [with negative word] nothing
aught (n.) anything, [with negative word] nothing
aver (v.) provide, furnish, affirm
aye (adv.) always, ever, for eternity
azure, azured (adj.) coloured blue, bright blue [as of an uncloudy sky]
azure, azured (adj.) coloured blue, bright blue [as of an uncloudy sky]
back (v.) 2 ride, mount, sit on
backside (n.) back streets, lesser-used thoroughfares
bait (n.) 2 temptation, lure, enticement
ballasting (n.) weight [in rank], balance, sway
band (n.) 3 body of men, troop
bane (n.) 1 ruin, woe, destruction
bar (v.) 1 prevent, obstruct, block
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.) 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
baseness (n.) 3 cowardice, degenerateness, degradation
basilisk (n.) 1 mythical serpent which killed with its look
bate (v.) 1 abate, modify, lessen
battery (n.) 1 assault, bombardment, blitz
bauble (n.) 1 toy, plaything
bauble (n.) 2 piece of rubbish, worthless trifle
bauble (n.) 2 piece of rubbish, worthless trifle
bay (v.) 2 bark at, howl at
bear (v.), past forms bore, borne 2 carry on, manage, conduct [an affair]
bear in hand 2 profess, pretend, purport
beastly (adj.) beast-like, brutish, abominable
beastly (adj.) beast-like, brutish, abominable
beastly (adv.) like an animal, in a beastly manner
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
become (v.) 3 put a good front on, give a pleasing appearance to
become (v.) 3 put a good front on, give a pleasing appearance to
befall (v.), past forms befallen, befell 2 happen to, come to
before (adv.) 3 just now, a little while ago
beget (v.), past form begot 1 give birth to, father, conceive
beget (v.), past form begot 2 produce, engender, give rise to
beggary (n.) beggarliness, niggardliness, meanness
behest (n.) command, bidding, decree
behind (adv.) 2 in the back
being (n.) 1 lodging, dwelling-place
being (n.) 2 physical existence, life
belch (v.) give vent to, discharge, emit
belie (v.) 1 slander, tell lies about
belie (v.) 2 fill with lies, deceive, delude
bend (v.) 3 change, alter, turn in a new direction
benediction (n.) 2 blessing, happiness, prosperity
benefit (n.) 1 agency, help, means
bent (n.) 1 direction, turning, inclination
beseeming (n.) appearance, look
beshrew, 'shrew (v.) 1 curse, devil take, evil befall
besides (prep.) beside, beyond
bestride (v.) 2 mount, ride, sit upon
betide (v.) 1 happen (to), befall, come (to)
betimes (adv.) 4 at once, forthwith, right now
bide (v.) 4 abide, dwell, live
big (adj.) 1 pregnant [with], swollen
blazon (v.) proclaim, display [as in a coat of arms]
blood (n.) 5 disposition, temper, mood
board (n.) 2 table
boiled (adj.) receiving a sweating treatment [for venereal disease]
bold (adj.) 1 confident, certain, sure
bolt (n.) 1 [short and thick, crossbow] arrow
bolt (n.) 2 fetter, shackle, iron fastening
bolt (n.) 2 fetter, shackle, iron fastening
bond (n.) 1 deed, contract, pledge
bond (n.) 2 duty, commitment, obligation
bond (n.) 5 shackle, chain, fetter
bondage (n.) 2 binding up, tying up, wrapping up
bondage (n.) 3 binding power, obligatory force
boon (n.) petition, entreaty, request
boon (n.) petition, entreaty, request
boot, to in addition, as well
boot, to in addition, as well
boot, to in addition, as well
bore (n.) 1 cavity, aperture, hole
bottom (n.) 4 depths
bottom (v.) 1 reach a lower level than, probe more deeply than
bound (adj.) 1 obliged, indebted, under an obligation
bound (adj.) 1 obliged, indebted, under an obligation
brag (n.) boast, bragging claim
brag (v.) talk with pride [about], sound off [about]
brain (v.) 1 understand, comprehend, grasp
bran (n.) husk, inedible part of grain
branch (n.) division, section, part [of an argument]
brand (n.) 1 ornamental flaming torch [associated with Cupid]
brave (adj.) 2 noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.) 2 noble, worthy, excellent
bravely (adv.) 1 splendidly, worthily, excellently
bravely (adv.) 1 splendidly, worthily, excellently
bravery (n.) 5 defiant character, threatening appearance
brawn (n.) 1 muscle, fleshy part of the body
breathing (n.) 4 blowing, exhalation, blast
breed (n.) 1 lineage, inheritance, stock
breed (v.), past form bred 1 raise, bring up, support
breed (v.), past form bred 1 raise, bring up, support
breeding (n.) 2 education, proper training
breeding (n.) 3 ancestry, parentage, noble lineage
briefly (adv.) 1 quickly, soon, in a moment
brogue (n.) poor person's roughly made shoe
broken (adj.) 5 bankrupt, ruined, insolvent
brow (n.) 4 forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]
browse (v.) feed upon, nibble at, eat [as animals]
bug (n.) 2 object of terror, terrifying force
business (n.) 3 important matter, serious concern
by-dependance (n.) side-issue, incidental point
by-peep (v.) peep sideways, look aside
calves'-guts (n.) violin strings
can (v.) 1 be skilled [in], have ability [in]
canopy (v.) curtain, veil, cover [as if by a canopy]
cap (n.) 2 [raising of a cap] salute, respect, approval
capon (n.) 2 castrated cockerel; so: fool, dolt [as term of abuse]
car (n.) carriage, cart, chariot [often of the sun god]
carbuncle (n.) 1 fiery red precious stone
care (n.) 2 responsibility, duty, matter of concern
care (n.) 4 anxiety, worry, solicitude [about]
care (n.) 5 sorrow, grief, trouble
care (n.) 5 sorrow, grief, trouble
carl, carle (n.) [disparaging] churl, peasant, low fellow
carriage (n.) 4 carrying, conveyance, removal
case (n.) 2 question, issue, subject
case (v.) 1 cover, protect, enclose
casement (n.) 1 window [on hinges and able to be opened]
cast (v.) 3 exclude, bar, proscribe
casual (adj.) accidental, subject to mischance
casually (adv.) accidentally, by mischance
cave (v.) live in caves
cave-keeper (n.) cave-dweller
cease (v.) 2 stop, halt, end
censure (n.) 2 condemnation, blame, stricture
century (n.) 1 hundred
certainty (n.) 2 inevitability, inescapable fact
chaffless (adj.) free from chaff, uncontaminated, unsullied
chaliced (adj.) with cup-shaped blossom
chance (n.) 1 event, occurrence, situation [especially, bad]
chance (n.) 1 event, occurrence, situation [especially, bad]
chance (n.) 3 opportunity, prospect; or: risk
change (n.) 2 variety, assortment, range
change (v.) 4 change countenance, turn pale
character (n.) 3 handwriting, style of writing, lettering
character (n.) 4 letter, letter-shape, graphic symbol
charge (v.) 7 overload, overburden, weigh down
charm (v.) 1 work magic [on], bewitch, enchant
charm (v.) 2 produce, bring, cause [as by magic]
charm (v.) 4 overcome, subdue, take over [as if by a charm]
charm (v.) 5 persuade, convince, win over
charming (adj.) 2 acting as charms, protecting from evil
chaser (n.) pursuer, hunter
check (n.) 1 reprimand, reproof, rebuke
cheer (n.) 1 entertainment, fare, food and drink
cherubin (n.) 1 cherub, angel; or: cherubim, angels
chide (v.), past form chid 3 quarrel, wrangle, fight
chimney (n.) fireplace, hearth
choir, quire (n.) 2 part of a church where the choir sings
choke (v.) 1 smother, suffocate, stifle
churl (n.) 1 peasant, serf, rustic
cinque-spotted (adj.) having five spots
circumstance (n.) 1 detail(s), particular(s), specifics
circumstantial (adj.) full of circumstances, rich in detail
citizen (adj.) city-bred, city-mannered
civil (adj.) 1 civilized, cultured, refined
clean (adv.) totally, absolutely, utterly
clement (adj.) merciful, lenient, compassionate
clip (v.) 1 embrace, clasp, hug
clip about (v.) embrace, clasp, hug
cloak-bag (n.) bag for carrying clothes [such as a cloak], portmanteau
clock and clock, 'twixt from hour to hour, without ceasing
close (adj.) 1 secret, concealed, hidden
close (adj.) 2 private, secluded, sequestered
close (adj.) 5 secretive, tight-lipped, uncommunicative
closet (n.) 1 private chamber, study, own room
cloth (n.) clothing, dress, outfit
clotpoll, clotpole, clatpole (n.) 2 head, pate, noddle
clouted (adj.) metal-studded, hobnailed
cloy (v.) 2 scratch with claws
cloyed (adj.) 1 bored, overfilled, sated
cloyed (adj.) 2 clogged, crammed, stuffed
cognizance (n.) badge, sign, token
coin (v.) 1 create, make [as in minting a coin]
cold (adj.) 1 chaste, modest, lacking sensual passion
cold (adj.) 2 unruffled, impassive, unimpassioned
cold (adj.) 7 hopeless, apathetic, miserable
cold (adj.) 8 gloomy, depressed, dispirited
collection (n.) 1 deduction, inference, gathering of meaning
colour (n.) 1 pretext, pretence
colour (n.) 2 good ground, convincing reason, excuse
colour (v.) 3 dye, stain a new colour
colours (n.) 1 battle-flags, ensigns, standards, banners
colt (v.) 2 have sexual intercourse
come (v.) 1 become, grow, come to be
come off (v.) 1 come away, leave
comfort (n.) 3 recovery, relief, cure
comfort (n.) 4 clemency, benevolence, mercy
command (v.) 3 entrust, authorize, delegate
command (v.) 4 demand [from], order to be given [from]
commend (v.) 2 commit, entrust, hand over
commend (v.) 3 present, introduce, bring [for favourable acceptance]
commend (v.) 3 present, introduce, bring [for favourable acceptance]
commend (v.) 3 present, introduce, bring [for favourable acceptance]
commendation (n.) 1 introduction, approval, endorsement
commission (n.) 1 warrant, authority [to act]
commix (v.) mix together, mingle, combine
common-kissing (adj.) touching everyone
companion (n.) 1 rogue, rascal, fellow
company (n.) 2 group of followers, band of retainers
company (n.) 2 group of followers, band of retainers
company (n.) 2 group of followers, band of retainers
company (v.) accompany, keep company with
comparative (adj.) 1 as a means of comparison
complaining (n.) 2 lamentation, sorrowing, mourning
compounded (adj.) blended, mingled, combined, made up
conceive (v.) 2 think, hold an opinion
conceiving (n.) imagination, insight, mental creativity
conclusion (n.) 5 experiment, investigation
condition (n.) 1 disposition, temper, mood, character
conduct (n.) 1 leadership, command
conduct (n.) 5 escort, attendant, guide
confection (n.) medicinal preparation, mixture of drugs
confection (n.) medicinal preparation, mixture of drugs
confine (v.) 1 enclose, retain, contain
confiner (n.) inhabitant, dweller, resident
confound (v.) 1 destroy, overthrow, ruin
confusion (n.) 1 destruction, overthrow, ruin
confusion (n.) 1 destruction, overthrow, ruin
conscience (n.) 1 internal reflection, inner voice, inmost thought
conscience (n.) 1 internal reflection, inner voice, inmost thought
consequence (n.) 3 importance, weighty matter
consider (v.) 1 reflect, think carefully, ponder, contemplate
consider (v.) 2 reward, recompense, requite
consign to (v.) 2 comply in the same way as, submit to the same condition as
constant (adj.) 1 faithful, steadfast, true
constantly (adv.) 2 resolutely, steadfastly, steadily
constrain (v.) 1 force, compel, oblige
constrain (v.) 1 force, compel, oblige
construction (n.) 1 interpretation, reading, explanation
construction (n.) 1 interpretation, reading, explanation
consummation (n.) 1 fitting end, crowning fulfilment [of life]
containing (n.) contents, tenor, matter
contemn (v.) despise, scorn, treat with contempt
content (adj.) 3 satisfied, calm, easy in mind
content (n.) 1 pleasure, satisfaction, happiness
content (v.) 2 calm [down], settle, relax
contention (n.) quarrel, dispute, strife
conversation (n.) 2 social interaction, society, dealings
convey (v.) 1 carry off, make away with, take by force
convince (v.) 1 defeat, overcome, overpower
cord (n.) hangman's rope
cord (n.) hangman's rope
cordial (adj.) reviving, invigorating, restorative
cordial (adj.) reviving, invigorating, restorative
cordial (n.) restorative, stimulant, tonic
corner (n.) quarter, corner of the earth [as on a map showing winds]
corse (n.) corpse, dead body
counsel (n.) 5 secrecy, confidence, privacy
counter, compter (n.) 1 round piece of metal used for counting
counterchange (n.) reciprocation, mutual regard
counterfeit (n.) 1 false imitation, spurious image
country base rural boys' chasing game involving running between bases (safe homes)
courage (n.) 2 young man of bravado, man of spirit
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.) 2 habit, custom, practise, normal procedure
court (n.) 1 assembly, court occasion
courtesan, courtezan (n.) prostitute, strumpet
covenant (n.) contract, legal agreement, compact
covenant (n.) contract, legal agreement, compact
covenant (n.) contract, legal agreement, compact
crack (n.) 2 broken voice quality
crack (v.) 5 boast, trumpet, crow [about]
cracked (adj.) 1 deteriorated, decayed, flawed
cracked (adj.) 2 broken, crushed, fractured
cradle (n.) 3 birth, infancy
crare (n.) small trading boat
crave (v.) 2 need, demand, require
craven (v.) make cowardly, make timorous
credit (n.) 2 trust, faith, belief
creditor (n.) credit [column in an account book]
creep (v.) 1 steal into, worm one's way into
crescent (adj.) growing, developing, increasing
crooked (adj.) 3 curling, twisting
cross (v.) 1 prevent, thwart, forestall
cross (v.) 3 afflict, plague, go against
crystal (adj.) 1 clear, bright, transparent
crystalline (adj.) transparent as crystal, translucent
cuckold (n.) [mocking name] man with an unfaithful wife
curb (v.) 2 restrain, inhibit, hold back
curious (adj.) 1 finely made, skilfully wrought, elaborate
curious (adj.) 7 anxious, concerned, apprehensive
custom (n.) 1 habit, usual practice, customary usage
cutter (n.) carver, sculptor, engraver
dark (adj.) 3 undivulged, secret, unrevealed
dart (n.) arrow; or: light spear
dart (v.) hurl like an arrow
dead (adj.) 5 death-like, lifeless, spiritless
dead (adj.) 6 condemned to death, to be put to death
dear (adj.) 3 of great worth, valuable, precious
dearly (adv.) 1 keenly, deeply, intensely
dearly (adv.) 2 beautifully, exquisitely, wonderfully
dearly (adv.) 3 grievously, at great cost
debitor (n.) debtor [debt column in an account book]
decay (v.) be destroyed, become ruined, fail
deem (v.) judge, estimate, appraise
deep (adj.) 1 solemn, weighty, important
defunct (n.) dead person, deceased
delicate (adj.) 4 cunning, ingenious, skilful
delighted (adj.) 2 endowed with delight
deliverance (n.) 2 delivery, giving birth
demand (v.) 1 request to tell, question, ask [about]
demand (v.) 1 request to tell, question, ask [about]
demand (v.) 1 request to tell, question, ask [about]
demesne (n.) (plural) territories, lands, dominions
deny (v.) 1 refuse, rebuff, reject
depart (v.) separate, part company, take leave of one another
depend (v.) 1 persist, continue, remain hanging
depend (v.) 3 lean, rest, recline
dependency, dependancy (n.) 2 body of dependants
depender (n.) dependant, one who relies
derogate (v.) act in an undignified way, disparage one's rank
derogation (n.) loss of dignity, disparagement, detraction
desert, desart (n.) 1 deserving, due recompense, right
deserve (v.) 1 earn, win, receive
design (n.) 1 undertaking, purpose, enterprise
design (n.) 2 scheme, plan, plot
design (n.) 2 scheme, plan, plot
desolation (n.) 2 barren emptiness, dreary absence
desperate (adj.) 1 despairing, hopeless, without hope
despite (n.) 1 contempt, scorn, disdain
despite, in 1 in spite of [one], as opposed to [one]
device (n.) 4 design, ingenuity, work
diet (v.) 1 feed, be given food, fatten
dieter (n.) dietician, nutritionist, feeder
difference (n.) 2 cause of argument, nature of disagreement
dignified (adj.) raised in status, invested with dignity
dignity (n.) 1 worth, nobleness, excellence
diligence (n.) 1 attentiveness, assiduity, careful service
directly (adv.) 2 straightforwardly, rightly, without evasion
directly (adv.) 3 plainly, clearly, evidently
dirty (adj.) repulsive, hateful, abominable
discharge (n.) 3 payment, settlement, release from all liability
discourse (n.) 1 conversation, talk, chat
discourse (v.) 1 talk, chat, converse
discover (v.) 1 reveal, show, make known
discover (v.) 1 reveal, show, make known
discover (v.) 1 reveal, show, make known
discover (v.) 5 spy, spot, make out
disedge (v.) take the edge off, have appetite satisfied
dishonestly (adv.) treacherously
dismission (n.) 1 rejection, dismissal, repudiation
dispatch, despatch (n.) 4 sending off, going, departure
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
dissembling (adj.) deceitful, hypocritical, false
distaff (n.) device for weaving, spindle
distemper (n.) 1 malady, illness, derangement
distinction (n.) act of distinguishing, discrimination, differentiation
distressed (adj.) afflicted with hardships, troubled with difficulties
divineness (n.) divinity, perfection, supreme excellence
dolour (n.) sorrow, grief, lamentation
dominion (n.) land, territory, province
donation (n.) 1 giving, bestowal, imparting
doom (v.) 1 decree, decide, adjudge
door, out of (adv.) 1 outwardly, on the outside
dotard (n.) old fool, senile idiot
doubt (n.) 2 danger, risk, fear
doubt (v.) 1 fear, be afraid [for], feel anxious [for]
down-pillow (n.) pillow made of soft feathers
dram (n.) 1 tiny amount, small quantity
dram (n.) 1 tiny amount, small quantity
dram (n.) 2 [small dose of] poison
draw (v.) 10 draw a sword
draw (v.) 14 empty, drain, exhaust
draw on (v.) 2 bring on, produce
draw to head bring to full strength, deploy, mobilize
dread (v.) fear, anticipate in fear, be anxious about
dress (v.) 1 prepare, make ready
drug-damned (adj.) damnable for its use of poisons, potion-cursed
due (n.) 1 appropriate ritual, propriety
dull (adv.) heavily, deeply
dullard (n.) dimwit, dunce, ignoramus
duteous (adj.) dutiful, obedient, of allegiance
duteous (adj.) dutiful, obedient, of allegiance
earnest (n.) pledge, instalment, deposit, payment in advance
earth-vexing (adj.) tormenting earthly life, life-afflicting
effect (n.) 4 drift, tenor, import
egregious (adj.) 2 shocking, outrageous, flagrant
elder (n.) 2 later one, more advanced one
elected (adj.) chosen, selected, picked out
election (n.) choice, preference
election (n.) choice, preference
election (n.) choice, preference
embrace (v.) 1 welcome, joyfully accept
embracement (n.) embrace, clasping, hug
empery (n.) 2 empire, emperor's domain
employment (n.) 1 task, service, commission
enchafe (v.) heat, excite, anger
end (n.) 1 purpose, aim, design
end (n.) 1 purpose, aim, design
end (n.) 1 purpose, aim, design
end (n.) 1 purpose, aim, design
end (n.) 1 purpose, aim, design
end (n.) 2 outcome, result, issue
enforce (v.) 5 rape, violate, ravish
enjoy (v.) 1 possess, have, own
enlargement (n.) 2 freedom of action, privilege of choice
ensign (n.) 1 standard, banner, flag
entertain (v.) 5 hire, employ, maintain, take into service
entertainment (n.) 2 pleasant reception, favourable welcome
envy (n.) 2 admiration, desire [to be like], jealousy
estate (n.) 1 state, situation, circumstances
estate (n.) 2 high rank, standing, status
esteem (n.) 1 value, estimation, worth
estimation (n.) 3 valued object, treasure
even (v.) 2 [unclear meaning] keep pace with; or: sort out, reach agreement over
event (n.) outcome, issue, consequence
evident (adj.) 1 certain, conclusive, definite
exceeding (adv.) exceedingly, extremely, very
excite (v.) incite, stir up, move
exhibition (n.) 1 allowance, pension, maintenance
exorciser (n.) spirit-raiser, one who conjures spirits
exquisite (adj.) 1 special, excellent, particularly valuable
extend (v.) 1 exaggerate, magnify, blow up
extend (v.) 1 exaggerate, magnify, blow up
extend (v.) 2 stretch, push so far, give scope to
extremity (n.) 3 utmost severity, extreme intensity, hardship
eye (v.) 2 look at, stare at, regard
eye (v.) 2 look at, stare at, regard
eye-strings (n.) muscles of the eye [thought to break at the point when a dear sight is lost]
fact (n.) evil deed, wicked act, crime
factor (n.) agent, representative, broker
fail (n.) 2 failure, fault, wrong
fair (adv.) 5 well, nobly, beautifully
fairness (n.) 1 beauty, loveliness, comeliness
fairy (n.) 2 malignant spirit [as well as its modern sense]
fall (v.) 6 sin, trespass, commit wrong
fallen-off (adj.) mutinous, rebellious, insubordinate
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.) 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.) 2 disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful
false (adj.) 2 disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful
false (adj.) 2 disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful
false (adj.) 2 disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful
false (adj.) 3 sham, spurious, not genuine, artificial
false (adj.) 3 sham, spurious, not genuine, artificial
false (adj.) 4 wrong, mistaken
false (adj.) 4 wrong, mistaken
false (adv.) 1 slanderously, faithlessly, with such calumny
false (v.) make false, betray, corrupt
fan (v.) winnow, blow upon [to separate good from bad]
fane (n.) 2 oracle, temple-voice
fangled (adj.) fashion-conscious, novelty-obsessed, trendy
far (adv.) 1 to great lengths, very highly
far (adv.) 1 to great lengths, very highly
fare (v.) 1 get on, manage, do, cope
fare (v.) 1 get on, manage, do, cope
fare ... well
fare ... well
fast (adj.) 1 constant, firm, steadfast
fatherly (adv.) in a paternal manner, with a father's love
favour (n.) 1 [facial] appearance, countenance, features, looks
favour (n.) 1 [facial] appearance, countenance, features, looks
favour (n.) 1 [facial] appearance, countenance, features, looks
favour (n.) 3 charm, attractiveness, gracefulness
fealty (n.) [feudal obligation of obedience] duty of loyalty, allegiance, fidelity
fear (n.) 5 frightfulness, terrifying appearance
feared (adj.) infused with fear, full of fear, frightened
fearful (adj.) 2 causing fear, awe-inspiring, terrifying, alarming
feat (adj.) 1 adept, deft, graceful
feat (v.) show a model of behaviour
feature (n.) physical appearance, bodily shape, looks
feel (v.) 2 experience, live through [something]
feeling (n.) 2 experience, sensibility, sense of awareness [of the consequences]
feigned (adj.) 2 deceptive, contrived in order to deceive
fell (adj.) 1 cruel, fierce, savage
fellow (n.) 2 counterpart, match, equal
feodory (n.) accomplice, confederate, accessory
fetch (v.) 2 take, perform, make
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
fierce (adj.) 3 drastic, severe, extreme
figure (n.) 3 copy, image, likeness
figure (n.) 6 role, part, character
file (n.) 1 rank of soldiers, formation
find (v.) 2 search through, sift, probe
finish (v.) die, come to an end
finish (v.) die, come to an end
fire (v.) set on fire, ignite, inflame
first, at at once, immediately, from the start
fit (adj.) 1 suited, fitting, appropriate
fit (adj.) 1 suited, fitting, appropriate
fit (adj.) 2 ready, prepared, made suitable
fit (n.) 4 conflict, beating, turmoil
fit (v.) 1 suit, befit, be suitable [for]
fit (v.) 3 adapt, conform, accommodate
fit (v.) 3 adapt, conform, accommodate
fit (v.) 4 supply [with what is fit], satisfy
fitment (n.) 1 preparation, appropriate state
fitness (n.) 2 inclination, readiness
flat (n.) 1 low-lying land, plain, swampy ground
fleet (v.) 2 [of souls] leave, pass away, fly off
flint (n.) 1 type of hard stone, flintstone
foil (v.) 2 dishonour, demean, degrade
fond (adj.) 4 infatuated, doting, passionate
fond (adj.) 5 eager [for], desirous [of]
fond (adj.) 6 obsessed [with]
foot (v.) 3 seize with talons, clutch with claws
foot (v.) 4 kick, boot
forbear (v.) 1 stop, cease, desist
forbear (v.) 1 stop, cease, desist
forbear (v.) 2 leave alone, avoid, stay away [from]
forbear (v.) 2 leave alone, avoid, stay away [from]
forbear (v.) 3 control oneself, have patience [for]
forbear (v.) 4 withdraw, leave, give way
forbearance (n.) 1 patience, restraint, moderation
forbearance (n.) 1 patience, restraint, moderation
fore-end (n.) early part, initial period
foresay (v.) predict, foretell
forespent (adj.) previously shown, earlier displayed
forestall (v.) 2 deprive, bar, deny
forethink (v.) anticipate, foresee, predict
forfeiter (n.) defaulter, person guilty of breaking an agreement
forfend (v.) forbid
forget (v.) 1 neglect, disregard, give no thought to
forget (v.) 1 neglect, disregard, give no thought to
forlorn (adj.) 1 wretched, abandoned, destitute
fortune (n.) 1 good fortune, success
forward (adj.) 2 prepared, at an advanced stage of readiness
forwardness (n.) state of readiness, preparedness, zeal
foundation (n.) charitable institution
fragment (n.) scrap of food, left-over
frame (v.) 2 adapt, adjust, shape, accommodate
frame (v.) 2 adapt, adjust, shape, accommodate
franchise (n.) 2 free exercise, freedom to implement
franklin (n.) landowner ranking below the gentry, rich freeholder, yeoman
fraught (v.) burden, weigh down, encumber
free (adj.) 1 liberal, lavish, generous
free (adj.) 8 open, unobstructed, unimpeded
free (v.) 2 remove, get rid of, relieve
freeness (n.) generosity, liberality, benevolence
fret (v.) 7 adorn elaborately, decorate ornately [as a carved ceiling]
friend (n.) 1 lover, sweetheart, suitor
friend (v.) 1 befriend, sustain, assist
friend (v.) 2 befriend, become intimate
fright (v.), past form frighted frighten, scare, terrify
frown (n.) 1 fierce look, severe face
fruitful (adj.) 4 promising, full of potential, talented
full (adj.) 1 whole, entire, complete
full (adv.) 2 very, exceedingly, extremely
full-acorned (adj.) fed full of acorns
full-hearted (adj.) full of courage, totally confident
fulness (n.) prosperity, affluence, situation of plenty
fume (n.) 1 harmful vapour [rising from the stomach to the brain]
furious (adj.) 1 passionate, uproarious, excitable
furnace (v.) send out as if from a furnace
furnish (v.) 4 endow, equip, have qualities
furnish (v.) 4 endow, equip, have qualities
gain (v.) restore, regain, improve
gall (n.) 6 bitter substance exuded by oak-trees
game (n.) 2 quarry, object of the chase
gamesome (adj.) sportive, merry, playful
gate (n.) 2 entrance, doorway, portal
geck (n.) dupe, sucker, fool
general (adj.) 1 common, of everyone, public
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
gibe (n.) scoff, taunt, jeer
giglot (adj.) whore-like, fickle, giddy
gild (v.), past forms gilt, gilded 2 bring colour to, brighten, illuminate
gilded (adj.) 1 glittering, gold-coloured, tinged with gold
gin, 'gin (v.) begin [to]
give (v.) 2 deal out, make, carry out
give out (v.) 1 report, assert, make known
give over (v.) 3 cease, finish, leave off
give up (v.) give in, yield, succumb
glass (n.) 1 mirror, looking-glass
glass (n.) 1 mirror, looking-glass
glorious (adj.) seeking glory, eager for renown
go (v.) 1 walk, travel on foot
go before (v.) 2 surpass, outdo, be superior to
go even agree, give assent [to]
good-conceited (adj.) cleverly devised, ingeniously composed
Gordian knot apparently unsolvable problem, extreme difficulty
government (n.) 1 control, charge, management
grace (n.) 1 honour, favour, recognition, respect
grace (n.) 3 personal duty, sense of propriety
grace (n.) 8 means of salvation, divine favour
gracious (adj.) 3 blessed, happy, joyful
grant (v.) 1 acknowledge, confess, affirm
granted (adj.) acknowledged, admitted, recognized
gratify (v.) 1 reward, repay, show gratitude for
great (adj.) 4 high, full
grief (n.) 1 grievance, complaint, hurt, injury
gripe (n.) 1 grip, hold, grasp
gripe (n.) 1 grip, hold, grasp
groom (n.) 3 bridegroom
ground (n.) 3 advantage, upper hand, edge
grow unto (v.) cling to, stick to, be one with
guise (n.) way, custom, practice
gyve (n.) 1 (plural) fetters, shackles
habit (n.) 1 dress, clothing, costume
habit (n.) 1 dress, clothing, costume
half-worker (n.) co-worker, co-operator, collaborator
halting (n.) hesitation, wavering, faltering
handfast, hand-fast (n.) marriage contract, betrothal
hand-in-hand (adj.) claiming equality, equally balanced
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
haply (adv.) perhaps, maybe, by chance, with luck
happy (adj.) 3 accomplished, favoured, proficient
hard (adj.) 3 painful, harrowing, tough
hard (adv.) 2 earnestly, vigorously, energetically
hardiment (n.) display of valour, daring deed
hardiness (n.) boldness, daring, audacity, courage
hardly (adv.) 2 severely, harshly, badly
hardness (n.) 1 hardship, adversity, harsh situation
hardness (n.) 2 difficulty of understanding
hart (n.) male deer
hart (n.) male deer
hasty (adj.) rash, impetuous, impulsive
haven (n.) harbour, port
haven (n.) harbour, port
haviour (n.) behaviour, manner, demeanour
hazard (n.) 1 risk, peril, danger
head (n.) 1 fighting force, army, body of troops
hearing (n.) news, report, spectacle
heart (n.) 4 [term of endearment] sweetheart, beloved, love
heave (v.) 1 raise, lift up
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
heavy (adj.) 11 difficult, hard, laborious
help (v.) restore, succour, cure
hence-going (n.) departure, leaving
herblet (n.) little herb
hie (v.) hasten, hurry, speed
hilding (n.) good-for-nothing, worthless individual
hind (n.) 1 boor, fellow, rustic, peasant
hint (n.) 1 opportunity, moment, chance
hire (n.) wages, payment, earnings
hold (n.) 4 shelter, refuge, sanctuary
hold (n.) 4 shelter, refuge, sanctuary
hold (v.) 1 keep, maintain, observe
hold (v.) 10 consider, regard, esteem, value [as]
hold (v.) 10 consider, regard, esteem, value [as]
holy (adj.) 1 virtuous, upright, of great excellence
home (adv.) 1 fully, thoroughly, unsparingly
home (adv.) 1 fully, thoroughly, unsparingly
homely (adj.) 1 plain, simple, ordinary
honest (adj.) 2 honourable, respectable, upright
honesty (n.) 2 honour, integrity, uprightness
honour (n.) 1 fame, renown, glory
hoodwinked (adj.) blindfolded, made unable to see
hook (n.) 1 bait, lure, temptation
hope (v.) expect, anticipate, envisage
hopeless (adj.) 1 despairing, without hope
horrid (adj.) horrifying, frightful, terrifying
horse-hairs (n.) bow-strings
host (n.) 1 army, armed multitude
hot (adj.) 3 lecherous, lustful, hot-blooded
hot (adj.) 3 lecherous, lustful, hot-blooded
hot (adj.) 5 fast, hasty
hourly (adj.) 1 continual, constant, regular
humour (n.) 1 mood, disposition, frame of mind, temperament [as determined by bodily fluids]
hunt (n.) game, quarry that has been killed
ill (adj.) 1 bad, adverse, unfavourable
ill (adj.) 1 bad, adverse, unfavourable
ill (adj.) 2 evil, wicked, immoral
ill (adv.) 1 badly, adversely, unfavourably
ill (n.) 2 trouble, affliction, misfortune
illustrous (adj.) lack-lustre, dull, dim
impart (v.) 1 tell, make known, communicate
imperceiverant (adj.) [unclear meaning] unperceptive, undiscerning
imperious, emperious (adj.) imperial, majestic, sovereign
imperseverant (adj.) [unclear meaning] stubborn, obstinate
impious (adj.) lacking reverence towards God, wicked, irreligious
importance (n.) 1 import, subject-matter
importantly (adv.) with matters of importance
importune (v.) 2 beg [for], ask persistently [for]
incite (v.) urge, prompt, summon
incivil (adj.) uncivil, unmannerly, discourteous
incontinency (n.) lack of sexual restraint, sexual indulgence, infidelity
incontinency (n.) lack of sexual restraint, sexual indulgence, infidelity
industry (n.) 1 toil, labour, exertion
industry (n.) 2 diligence, earnestness, steady application
infirmity (n.) 2 indisposition, illness, malady
inform (v.) 3 invest with, inspire in, impart to
ingenious (adj.) 4 skilfully constructed, cleverly invented
injurious (adj.) 1 causing injury, harmful, offending, unjust
injurious (adj.) 2 insulting, slanderous, offensive
inlay (v.) furnish, provide, take one's place in
instruction (n.) 1 advice, good direction, counsel
insultment (n.) insult, contempt, derision
intelligence (n.) 1 information, news, communication
intelligence (n.) 1 information, news, communication
interest (n.) 1 valid claim [on], rights of possession [to]
interest (n.) 1 valid claim [on], rights of possession [to]
interrogatory (n.) interrogation, questioning, inquisition
irregulous (adj.) unruly, lawless, uncontrollable
issue (n.) 1 child(ren), offspring, family, descendant
issue (n.) 1 child(ren), offspring, family, descendant
issue (n.) 1 child(ren), offspring, family, descendant
issue (n.) 2 outcome, result, consequence(s)
issue (n.) 4 action, deed, proceeding
item (n.) 1 entry, detail, point
jackanapes, jackanape, jack'nape (n.) upstart, buffoon, monkey
Jack-slave (n.) knavish slave, villainous fellow
jay (n.) [bird of bright plumage] showy woman, whore
jealousy (n.) 1 suspicion, mistrust, apprehension
jet (v.) strut, swagger, parade
join (v.) 3 ally, unite, associate
joint (v.) unite, combine, join together
jolly (adj.) 1 amorous, lustful, licentious
journal (adj.) daily, diurnal, routine
jovial (adj.) majestic, like Jove [Jupiter]
jovial (adj.) majestic, like Jove [Jupiter]
joy (v.) 1 feel joy, be happy, rejoice
joyed (adj.) overjoyed, delighted, full of rejoicing
judgement (n.) 2 knowledge, understanding, wisdom
jump (v.) 2 risk, hazard, imperil
justicer (n.) judge
justify (v.) 2 prove, confirm, demonstrate
keep (v.) 2 stay within, remain inside
keep (v.) 2 stay within, remain inside
keep (v.) 5 look after, watch over, maintain
keep (v.) 7 stay on, remain on
ken (n.) range of sight, view, visible distance
kitchen-trull kitchen-maid, serving-girl
knave (n.) 1 scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knight of the battle one whose knighthood was conferred after prowess on the battlefield
know (v.) 3 be acquainted, meet before
knowing (n.) 2 knowledge of the world, experience, savoir-faire
knowing (n.) 2 knowledge of the world, experience, savoir-faire
knowingly (adv.) with knowledge, with worldly experience
knowledge (n.) 2 carnal knowledge, intimate acquaintance
label (n.) 1 document, sheet of writing
laboursome (adj.) laborious, assiduous, hard-working
lame (v.) give the appearance of lameness to, make deficient [by comparison]
lane (n.) path, passage, way
lane (n.) path, passage, way
lane (n.) path, passage, way
languish (v.) pass [time] in languishing, waste
lap (v.) wrap, swathe, enfold, clad
lapse (v.) 1 do wrong, sin, transgress
late, of recently, a little while ago
laud (v.) praise, honour, give homage to
lay (n.) 2 wager, stake, bet
lay (v.) 9 bring down, inflict
lay (v.) 12 wager, stake, bet
lay (v.) 12 wager, stake, bet
lay by (v.) 1 lay aside, set aside, disregard
lay out (v.) expend, spend, use up
league (v.) 2 join, link, intertwine
lean (v.) 2 need support, incline towards a fall
lean unto (v.) accept, be well-disposed towards
learn (v.) 1 teach, instruct [not a regional dialect usage as in modern English]
learning (n.) 2 field of education, domain of instruction
leave (v.) 1 cease, stop, give up
leaven (n.) [baking] fermenting element, infusing mixture, adulteration
leiger, lieger (n.) resident ambassador, representative, envoy
lend (v.) give, grant, bestow [on]
lengthened (adj.) prolonged, lasting throughout life
let blood 1 slaughter, kill, massacre
levy (n.) recruitment of soldiers, conscription of men
life (n.) 2 means of life, way of survival
light (adj.) 2 joyful, merry, light-hearted
light (adj.) 5 [of counterfeit coins] of less weight, worthless, cheap
light (n.) 5 (plural) eyes
like (adj.) 1 same, similar, alike, equal
like (adj.) 1 same, similar, alike, equal
like (adv.) 1 likely, probable / probably
like (adv.) 1 likely, probable / probably
like (adv.) 1 likely, probable / probably
like (adv.) 1 likely, probable / probably
like (adv.) 1 likely, probable / probably
like (adv.) 3 equally, similarly, also
like (n.) identity, equivalent, counterpart
like (v.) 1 please, suit
limb-meal (adv.) limb from limb, to pieces
line (n.) 5 lineament, distinctive feature
liver (n.) 2 living creature, inhabitant, being
livery (n.) 1 uniform, costume, special clothing
lock (n.) shackle, hobble, fetter
lock (n.) shackle, hobble, fetter
loll (v.) hang down loosely, thrust out
look (v.) 6 face, turn towards
look (v.) 6 face, turn towards
look (v.) 7 change one's state through one's looks
look for (v.) 1 expect, hope for, anticipate
loss (n.) 2 ruin, detriment, deprivation [of honour]
loud (n.) loudness, volume
lucre (n.) 2 profit, financial gain
madded (adj.) maddened
madding (n.) maddening, incensing, provocation
mainport (n.) [unclear meaning] tribute, offering
main-top (n.) top of a ship's mainmast
make (v.) 14 make out, discern, detect
make (v.) 16 eat, finish, complete
make good 3 hold, secure, make sure of
man (n.) 2 manhood, maturity, adulthood
mannerly (adv.) politely, courteously, with good manners
mannish (adj.) 1 of a man, adult, mature
mark (v.) 1 note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
mart (v.) 1 do business, bargain, make a deal
marvel (n.) astonishment, amazement, surprise
Mary-bud (n.) marigold bud
match (n.) 1 bargain, contract, agreement
material (adj.) 2 relevant, pertinent, germane
matron (n.) married woman
matter (n.) 1 subject-matter, content, substance
matter (n.) 4 affair(s), business, real issue
meal (n.) flour, edible part of grain
mean (adj.) 1 of low rank, inferior in position, less important
mean (adj.) 2 lowly, humble, poor
mean (adj.) 2 lowly, humble, poor
mean (adj.) 2 lowly, humble, poor
mean (adj.) 3 unworthy, insignificant, unimportant
mean (n.) 6 mediation, intercession, intervention
meanly (adv.) 1 humbly, in a lowly manner
meat (n.) 1 food, nourishment
medicinable (adj.) 2 curable, able to be healed
medicine (v.) cure, heal, relieve
meed (n.) 1 reward, prize, recompense
meet (adj.) 1 fit, suitable, right, proper
meet (v.) 1 fight with, meet in battle
mend (v.) 1 amend, improve, make better, put right
mended (adj.) improved, made better
mere (adj.) 1 complete, total, absolute, utter
merely (adv.) 2 purely, for no other reason than
methinks(t), methought(s) (v.) it seems /seemed to me
methinks(t), methought(s) (v.) it seems /seemed to me
methinks(t), methought(s) (v.) it seems /seemed to me
mind (n.) 1 inclination, desire, wish
mind (n.) 2 intention, purpose, intent
mineral (n.) 2 substance, poison, toxin
minion (n.) 1 darling, favourite, select one
minister (n.) messenger, agent, servant
minute, by the minute by minute, continually
miracle (v.) make a wonder of, show miraculous
missing (n.) absence, disappearance, non-attendance [at court]
mo, moe (adj.) more [in number]
mo, moe (adj.) more [in number]
mock (n.) 1 act of mockery, mocking remark, derisive action, scornful irony
mockery (n.) subject of ridicule, object of derision
moiety (n.) 2 half, equal share
mollis... soft air
moment (n.) 1 importance, weight, consequence
monument (n.) 4 effigy, carved figure, statue
morn (n.) morning, dawn
morn (n.) morning, dawn
morn (n.) morning, dawn
morrow (n.) morning
morrow (n.) morning
morrow (n.) morning
mortal (adj.) 1 fatal, deadly, lethal
mortal (adj.) 1 fatal, deadly, lethal
mortal (adj.) 1 fatal, deadly, lethal
mortal (adj.) 1 fatal, deadly, lethal
mortality (n.) 1 mortal nature, human life
motion (n.) 4 cause, prompting, provocation
mountaineer (n.) [often contemptuous] mountain-dweller, native of the mountains
mountaineer (n.) [often contemptuous] mountain-dweller, native of the mountains
mountaineer (n.) [often contemptuous] mountain-dweller, native of the mountains
mountaineer (n.) [often contemptuous] mountain-dweller, native of the mountains
movable, moveable (n.) (plural) personal possessions, private effects, pieces of property
move (v.) 1 arouse, affect, stir [by emotion]
move (v.) 3 encourage, instigate, prompt
mow (n.) derisive grimace, pout, mocking expression
muster (v.) 2 recruit, enlist, enroll
mutability (n.) fickleness, inconstancy, caprice
mutation (n.) changeableness, instability, vacillation
naked (adj.) 1 defenceless, undefended, unarmed
natural (adj.) 2 personal, formed by nature
natural (adj.) 2 personal, formed by nature
nature (n.) 2 natural powers, normal state [of mind and body]
nature (n.) 2 natural powers, normal state [of mind and body]
nature (n.) 3 human nature
nature (n.) 4 mortal life, natural life
nature (n.) 4 mortal life, natural life
naught, nought (adj.) 3 bad, wicked, sinful
near (adv.) 2 to the point, to the purpose
neat (adj.) 2 dainty, elegant, tasty
neat-herd (n.) cowherd, cattleman
need (n.) time of necessity, needy situation, emergency
needful (adj.) 1 necessary, needed, indispensable
ne'er-offence (n.) [unclear meaning] non-offence
nerve (n.) 1 sinew, ligament, muscle
nice (adj.) 9 lustful, lecherous, lascivious, wanton
nicely (adv.) 3 carefully, skilfully, ingeniously
niceness (n.) coyness, fastidiousness, excessive scruple
nigh (adj.) near, close
noisome (adj.) noxious, harmful, evil
nonpareil (n.) person without equal, unique one, paragon
north (n.) north wind
note (n.) 1 attention, notice, regard
note (n.) 1 attention, notice, regard
note (n.) 1 attention, notice, regard
note (n.) 3 characteristic, trait, distinctive feature
note (n.) 5 observation, record, description
note (n.) 6 instruction, indication, direction
note (n.) 7 reputation, distinction, standing
note (n.) 7 reputation, distinction, standing
note (n.) 7 reputation, distinction, standing
note (n.) 7 reputation, distinction, standing
note (n.) 11 melody, tune, music, song
note (n.) 11 melody, tune, music, song
not-fearing (adj.) fearless, unafraid, courageous
nothing (adv.) not at all, in any / no way
nothing (adv.) not at all, in any / no way
nothing-gift (n.) gift of no value
numbered (adj.) enumerated, counted
obsequy (n.) funeral rite, burial ceremony
occasion (n.) 2 ground, reason, cause, matter
occasion (n.) 3 need, want, requirement
occident (n.) west
odds (n. plural) 5 probability, likelihood, odds-on
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
officer (n.) 2 executioner, hangman, gaoler
oft (adv.) often
oft (adv.) often
oft (adv.) often
oft (adv.) often
oft (adv.) often
oft (adv.) often
oft (adv.) often
oft-times (adv.) often, frequently, on many occasions
ope (v.) open
ope (v.) open
open (v.) 1 reveal, uncover, disclose
open (v.) 2 announce, communicate, divulge
opposition (n.) 1 presenting for combat, contesting, encounter
oppress (v.) 3 trouble, distress, worry
orb (n.) 1 sphere, planet, star, heavenly body
orb (n.) 2 sphere, orbit, circle
ordered (adj.) organized, prepared, ready
ordinance (n.) 2 providence, divine will, what is ordained
orison (n.) prayer, plea
out-crafty (v.) artfully outwit, surpass in cunning
outgo (v.) 1 outdo, outstrip, surpass
outpeer (v.) surpass, outrival, exceed
outsell (v.) exceed in value, surpass
outsell (v.) exceed in value, surpass
outstand (v.) outstay, remain beyond
outsweeten (v.) exceed in sweetness
outvenom (v.) be more poisonous than, exceeds in venom
outward (adj.) 1 external, surface, superficial
outward (n.) outward show, external appearance, demeanor
overbear (v.) 1 overwhelm, overcome, overpower
overbuy (v.) exceed in worth, pay too much for
overgrown (adj.) covered with growth [i.e. hair]
over-laboured (adj.) overworked, overburdened, exhausted by work
overvalue (v.) exceed in value
owe (v.) 1 own, possess, have
pack (v.) 2 plot, scheme, intrigue
pain (n.) effort, endeavour, exertion, labour
painting (n.) 1 cosmetics, paint [for the face], beautifying
pale in (v.) fence in, hem in, enclose
pander, pandar (n.) pimp, procurer, go-between
pander, pandar (n.) pimp, procurer, go-between
pang (v.) afflict with pangs, torture, torment
pantler (n.) servant in charge of the bread, pantryman
part (n.) 1 quality, attribute, gift, accomplishment [of mind or body]
part (n.) 2 side, camp, party
part (n.) 2 side, camp, party
part (v.) 1 depart [from], leave, quit
partisan (n.) weapon with a long handle and a broad head, sometimes with a projection at the side
partition (n.) 1 separation, distinction
partly (adv.) slightly, in some measure, a little
partner (v.) associate, equate, match
pass (n.) 3 passage, crossing, thoroughfare
passable (adj.) veritable, real, tolerable
passage (n.) 1 incident, occurrence, event, happening
pate (n.) head, skull
peculiar (adj.) particular, private, personal
peevish (adj.) 3 fretful, irritable, ill-tempered
penetrate (v.) pierce the feelings, touch the heart [also: sexual innuendo]
penitent (adj.) 2 of penance, of repentance
penny (adj.) cheap
perchance (adv.) 1 perhaps, maybe
perchance (adv.) 1 perhaps, maybe
perfect (adj.) 2 certain, definite, positive
perfect (adj.) 2 certain, definite, positive
perforce (adv.) 2 of necessity, with no choice in the matter
perishing (adj.) deadly, destructive, malignant
perplexed (adj.) 1 troubled, disturbed, worried
perplexed (adj.) 1 troubled, disturbed, worried
personate (v.) 2 stand for, represent, symbolize
persuasion (n.) 1 conviction, principle, opinion
pervert (v.) 1 divert, turn aside, redirect
petty (adj.) 1 small, weak, inadequate, insignificant
physic (n.) 2 knowledge of the human body, medical science
physic (v.) 2 keep in good health, minister to
picture (v.) depict, represent, portray
piece (n.) 8 coin, piece of money
pinch (n.) 1 pain, pang, torment
pinching (adj.) bitingly cold; or: narrowly restricting
pittikins (n.) [diminutive form] dear pity
place (n.) 1 position, post, office, rank
place (n.) 1 position, post, office, rank
place (n.) 1 position, post, office, rank
pleasure (n.) 3 gratification, whim, caprice
plight one's troth, plight troth 1 make marriage vows
point forth (v.) indicate, suggest, allude to
point, at just about, on the point [of]
point, at / at a in readiness, prepared, armed
portend (v.) mean, signify, import
portend (v.) mean, signify, import
post (v.) 1 hasten, speed, ride fast
post (v.) 1 hasten, speed, ride fast
post (v.) 2 carry rapidly, convey swiftly
posting (adj.) swift, speeding, hurrying
posture (n.) 1 bearing, demeanour, presence
power (n.) 1 armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.) 1 armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.) 4 force, strength, might
power (n.) 5 exercise of power, authoritative action
power (n.) 5 exercise of power, authoritative action
power (n.) 7 control, influence, sway
power (n.) 8 faculty, function, ability
power (n.) 9 (usually plural) gods, deities, divinities
power (n.) 9 (usually plural) gods, deities, divinities
practice (n.) 2 trickery, treachery
precious (adj.) out-and-out, worthless, good-for-nothing
prefer (v.) 1 promote, advance, recommend
prefer (v.) 1 promote, advance, recommend
prefer (v.) 1 promote, advance, recommend
prefer (v.) 1 promote, advance, recommend
prefer (v.) 1 promote, advance, recommend
prefer (v.) 1 promote, advance, recommend
preferment (n.) advancement, promotion
preferment (n.) advancement, promotion
preferment (n.) advancement, promotion
preferment (n.) advancement, promotion
pregnant (adj.) 2 obvious, clear, evident
preparation (n.) 1 equipped military force, force ready for war
present (n.) 1 present time, immediate moment, matter in hand
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
pretend (v.) 1 claim, avow, profess
pretend (v.) 1 claim, avow, profess
pretty (adj.) 2 nice, proper, apt
price (n.) value, worth, importance
pride (n.) 7 sexual desire, lustful excess
priest (n.) priestess
prince (v.) behave like a prince, act royally
prize (n.) 1 value, worth, esteem
probable (adj.) 1 provable, demonstrable, attestable
probation (n.) 1 proof, demonstration
proceed (v.) 4 result, arise, come from
profane (adj.) 1 blasphemous, irreverent, foul-mouthed
prone (adj.) 1 eager, ready
proof (n.) 1 tested strength, proven power of resistance, impenetrability
proof (n.) 2 experience, actual practice, tried knowledge
proof (n.) 2 experience, actual practice, tried knowledge
proof (n.) 6 result, outcome, upshot
proper (adj.) 2 very, own
proper (adj.) 7 honest, honourable, worthy
protract (v.) delay, defer, put off, defer
prove (v.) 1 test, try out, make trial [of]
prune (v.) [of birds] trim feathers with the beak, preen
publish (v.) 1 announce, make public, make generally known
pudency (n.) modesty, bashfulness, shyness
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.) 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 (n.) 2 point at issue, matter in hand
purpose (n.) 3 outcome, result, end
purpose (v.) 1 intend, plan
purpose (v.) 1 intend, plan
purpose (v.) 1 intend, plan
purpose (v.) 1 intend, plan
purse (n.) 1 resources, funds, available money
put (v.) 4 cause, encourage, provoke
put on (v.) 1 instigate, provoke, incite
put to (v.) 1 set before, make available to
put together (v.) set against each other, oppose in combat
puttock (n.) kite; greedy scavenger
qualified (adj.) 1 endowed with good qualities, accomplished
quality (n.) 2 accomplishment, capacity, ability
quality (n.) 3 rank, standing, position
quality (n.) 3 rank, standing, position
quarrelous (adj.) quarrelsome, argumentative, cantankerous
quartered (adj.) 2 belonging to quarters, of an encampment
quench (v.) 1 cool down, settle down
question (n.) 3 consideration, contention
question (v.) 1 dispute, quarrel [over], call in question
quick-answered (adj.) ready with sharp answers
quit (v.) 3 acquit, absolve, clear
race (n.) 4 family, house, dynasty
rail (v.) rant, rave, be abusive [about]
ramp (n.) whore, brazen woman
ranger (n.) gamekeeper, forester
rank (adj.) 7 lascivious, lustful, lewd
rap (v.) transport, move with rapture
rare (adj.) 1 marvellous, splendid, excellent
rare (adj.) 1 marvellous, splendid, excellent
rare (adj.) 2 unusual, striking, exceptional
rare (adj.) 2 unusual, striking, exceptional
rare (adj.) 2 unusual, striking, exceptional
rare (adj.) 2 unusual, striking, exceptional
rare (adj.) 2 unusual, striking, exceptional
rare (adj.) 2 unusual, striking, exceptional
rare (adj.) 3 profound, special, exquisite
rarely (adv.) 1 splendidly, beautifully, excellently
rate (v.) 1 berate, reproach, rebuke, scold
raven (v.) feed ravenously on, devour voraciously
raze, raze out erase, obliterate, wipe out
read (v.) 1 interpret, discern, make something of
ready (adj.) 4 dressed, clothed
reason (v.) 2 argue rationally [about], debate the pros and cons [of]
reave (v.), past form reft rob, deprive
receive (v.) 3 take in, admit, recruit
reck (v.) regard, heed, care [for]
reckoning (n.) 4 [of personal qualities] rendering of account, settlement of debts
recoil (v.) 1 fall away, degenerate, give way
reek (v.) 1 steam, smoke, give off vapour
refer (v.) 2 assign, give, bestow
region (n.) 2 rank, sphere, social standing
reign (v.) have power, exercise influence
reinforce (v.) obtain reinforcements
rejoicingly (adv.) in an exulting manner, with delight
relation (n.) 1 report, account, narration
relief (n.) 1 assistance, help, aid
relieve (v.) aid, assist, rescue
religion (n.) 2 religious belief; or: fear, superstition
relish (v.) 1 have a flavour [of], taste, savour
remain (n.) remainder, rest
remain (v.) dwell, live, reside
remainder (n.) 3 rest, remaining people
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
remembrance (n.) 1 memory, bringing to mind, recollection
remembrancer (n.) official reminder, aide-memoire
render (n.) 1 account, declaration, admission
render (n.) 2 rendering up, surrender, account
render (v.) 4 declare, state, give an account
render (v.) 4 declare, state, give an account
render (v.) 5 describe, represent, depict [as]
renown (n.) 1 reputation, good name, honour
repair (n.) 1 restoration, renewal, recovery
repair (v.) 2 restore, renew, revive
repair (v.) 2 restore, renew, revive
repeated (adj.) renewed, reiterated, enumerated
report (n.) 1 reputation, fame, renown
report (v.) give an account [of], describe in words
respect (n.) 3 regard, admiration, favour, opinion
respect (n.) 3 regard, admiration, favour, opinion
respect (v.) 1 pay attention to, heed
restraint (n.) 1 captivity, imprisonment, confinement
resty (adj.) lazy, sluggish
retire (n.) retreat, withdrawal
retired (adj.) 1 withdrawn, secluded, cloistered
revengingly (adv.) by way of revenge, in retaliation
reverence (n.) 2 profound respect, esteem
revolt (n.) 1 betrayal, change of heart, faithlessness
revolt (n.) 3 rebel, revolutionary, malcontent
revolt (n.) 4 revulsion of appetite, distaste, disgust
revolve (v.) consider, ponder, meditate
rib (v.) enclose [as if with ribs]
rich-left (adj.) richly endowed, left well-off
richly (adv.) 1 nobly, mightily, in a powerful way
rid (v.) 3 cover, accomplish, get through
riding (adj.) horse-racing
right (adv.) 1 very, altogether, properly
ripely (adv.) immediately, quickly; or: with full development
Romish (adj.) Roman
rouse (v.) 1 [hunting] startle from a lair, draw out
rowel (n.) small sharp wheel at the end of a spur
royalty (n.) 2 regal quality, majestic character, lordliness
rubies (n.) lips [red as rubies]
ruddock (n.) robin, redbreast
rude (adj.) 3 [of wind or water] stormy, turbulent, harsh
rude (adj.) 4 uncivilized, uncultivated, unrefined
rudeness (n.) 3 roughness, coarse state
runagate (n.) 1 runaway, vagabond, fugitive
runagate (n.) 1 runaway, vagabond, fugitive
running (adj.) running out, emptying
rush (n.) 1 reed
sad (adj.) 1 serious, grave, solemn
sadness (n.) seriousness, gravity
safe (adj.) 3 sound, sensible, level-headed
sample (n.) example, exemplar, model
sand (n.) grain of sand
sanguine (adj.) 1 blood-red, deep red
satiate (adj.) satiated, glutted, gorged
satisfy (v.) 1 provide with information, reassure, convince
satisfy (v.) 2 atone, do penance, make amends
sauce (v.) 1 spice, season, flavour
saucy (adj.) 1 insolent, impudent, presumptuous, defiant
saucy (adj.) 1 insolent, impudent, presumptuous, defiant
saucy (adj.) 1 insolent, impudent, presumptuous, defiant
save (v.) 2 prevent, avoid, avert
save (v.) 4 spare, allow to live
saving reverence begging pardon for, with apologies for
scandal (v.) 2 discredit, disgrace, bring into ill repute
scarce (adv.) 1 scarcely, hardly, barely, only just
scarce (adv.) 1 scarcely, hardly, barely, only just
scarce (adv.) 1 scarcely, hardly, barely, only just
scarce-cold (adj.) only just over, recently ended
scorn, think disdain, despise, consider it beneath one's dignity
scripture (n.) letter, writing, composition
scruple (n.) 4 objection, difficulty, doubt
seal (v.) 1 confirm, ratify, approve
sear up (v.) wrap up in a shroud, seal up
search (v.) 3 seek, seek out, look for
seared (adj.) 1 withered, wilting, declining
season (n.) 1 time, due time, occasion
season (n.) 1 time, due time, occasion
season (n.) 3 while, short period of time
season (n.) 5 age [duration of life]
season (v.) 7 fortify, temper, strengthen
seat (n.) 2 estate
seat (n.) 4 resting place, region, abode
second (n.) 3 (plural) reinforcements, reserves, back-up
second (v.) 1 support, assist, reinforce
second (v.) 1 support, assist, reinforce
secure (v.) 1 keep safe, protect, guard
see (v.) 1 meet, see each other
seek through (v.) try, test, put to trial
seeming (n.) 1 appearance, look, aspect
seeming (n.) 1 appearance, look, aspect
seeming (n.) 1 appearance, look, aspect
seeming (n.) 4 plausibility, likelihood, credibility
self (adj.) same, selfsame, identical, exact
self-danger (n.) endangering oneself, putting oneself in jeopardy
self-explication (n.) being able to explain it to oneself
self-figured (adj.) self-made, formed by oneself
semblance (n.) 1 appearance, outward show
sense (n.) 1 senses, sensation, organs of sense
sense (n.) 2 ability to respond to sensation, physical perception
sense (n.) 3 feeling, sensibility, capacity to feel
sense (n.) 3 feeling, sensibility, capacity to feel
sense (n.) 3 feeling, sensibility, capacity to feel
sense (n.) 5 mind, power of reason, wits
senseless (adj.) 1 lacking human sensation, incapable of feeling
senseless (adj.) 1 lacking human sensation, incapable of feeling
senseless (adj.) 2 unconscious, insensible, oblivious
senseless (adj.) 2 unconscious, insensible, oblivious
senseless (adj.) 3 lacking in sense, stupid, foolish
serve (v.) 4 be of use, render service, be an advantage [to]
serve (v.) 5 suit, allow, afford
service (n.) 1 action, performance
service (n.) 2 employment, situation as a servant
serviceable (adj.) 2 diligent, subservient, ready to do anything
serving (n.) means, agency, assistance
set forward (v.) go forward, set out, go forth
set off (v.) 1 enhance, show to advantage, display by contrast
set off (v.) 1 enhance, show to advantage, display by contrast
set on (v.) 1 encourage, urge, incite
set on (v.) 2 go forward, advance, proceed
several (adj.) 1 separate, different, distinct
several (adj.) 2 various, sundry, respective, individual
severally (adv.) separately, individually
shade (n.) 4 covered place, sheltered spot
shadow (n.) 5 spirit, phantom, spectre, ghost
shame (n.) 2 modesty, decorum, seemliness
shank (n.) 1 leg
shape (v.) 3 be suitable, fit, accord
sharded (adj.) living in dung; or: with scales
she (n.) lady, woman, girl
she (n.) lady, woman, girl
shift (v.) 4 change [clothes]
short (v.) 1 break, fail to keep, fall short of
shot (n.) 3 darting, shooting; or: wound, pain
shot (n.) 4 tavern bill, reckoning
show (n.) 3 pretence, fabrication, deception
show (n.) 4 vision, apparition, manifestation
shrinking (adj.) shivering, shuddering, wincing with cold
shuffle (v.) 2 shift, shamble along
shun (v.) 1 refuse, avoid, refrain from
side (n.) frame, compass, limit
sign (n.) 1 outward appearance, external demeanour
silly (adj.) 4 simple, lowly, humble
simular (adj.) simulated, pretended, fake; or: plausible
single (adj.) 1 individual, particular
singular (adj.) unmatched, preeminent, outstanding
sir (n.) 1 man, person, individual
sir (n.) 1 man, person, individual
sky-planted (adj.) from a heavenly location, positioned in the skies
slander (v.) misuse, disgrace, bring into disrepute
slaughterman, slaughter-man (n.) executioner, slayer, murderer
slave (n.) 1 fellow, rascal, rogue, villain
slight (adj.) 1 worthless, insignificant, good-for-nothing
slight (adj.) 3 weak, foolish, unwise
slip (v.) 5 let go of, allow to leave, unleash
sluttery (n.) 2 slut, hussy
smart (n.) suffering, grief, sorrow
snatch (n.) 3 catch, hesitation, jerkiness
snuff (n.) 2 smouldering candle-end, burnt-out wick
society (n.) 1 companionship, fellowship, association
society (n.) 3 groups of people, companions
sojourn (v.) 1 pause, reside, stay for a while
solace (v.) 1 take comfort, be happy, cheer [oneself]
soldier (n.) dedicated person, committed individual
solicit (n.) entreaty, solicitation, wooing
something (adv.) 1 somewhat, rather
something (adv.) 1 somewhat, rather
something (adv.) 1 somewhat, rather
something (adv.) 1 somewhat, rather
sometime (adv.) 1 formerly, at one time, once
soothsayer (n.) foreteller of events, prophet
sore (adj.) 1 severe, harsh, heavy
sore (adj.) 2 serious, grievous, grave
sore (adv.) 1 seriously, greatly, very much
sorrow (adj.) sorry
sot (n.) blockhead, idiot, dolt
sound (v.) 2 find out, ascertain, sound out
south-fog (n.) contagion brought by the south wind
sovereignty (n.) 2 royal dignity, kingly authority
spare (v.) 1 omit, avoid, refrain [from]
spectacles (n.) 1 instruments of vision, eyes
speed (n.) 3 fate, lot, fortune
speed (v.) 2 fare, manage, get on
spend (v.) 1 use up, wear out, exhaust, bring to an end
spend (v.) 1 use up, wear out, exhaust, bring to an end
spend (v.) 2 expend, express, give vent to
spongy, spungy (adj.) 1 rainy, damp, soggy, moisture-filled
sport (n.) 1 recreation, amusement, entertainment
sport (n.) 2 exercise, athletic pastime
sport (n.) 4 subject of sport
sprightly, spritely (adj.) 1 cheerful, light-hearted, bright
sprightly, spritely (adj.) 2 ghostly, spectral, supernatural
spring (n.) 3 closing device, locking mechanism
sprite, spright (v.) torment, haunt [as if by a spirit]
spur (n.) 2 root of a tree, main root
spurn (v.) 1 reject, scorn, despise, treat with contempt
spurn (v.) 2 kick, strike, stamp [on], dash
squire (n.) 4 [contemptuous] servant, follower, attendant
staggers (n.) 2 unsteadiness, reeling, giddiness
staid (adj.) balanced, settled, calm
stale (adj.) 5 worn out, past the prime of life
stamp (n.) 1 impression, mark, imprint
stamp (n.) 2 coin, impression [of the monarch's head] made on a coin
stamp (v.) 3 make an impression of, mint, conceive
stand (n.) 1 [hunting] standing-place, hiding-place
stand (n.) 1 [hunting] standing-place, hiding-place
stand (v.) 3 stop, halt
stand (v.) 13 make a stand [against], fight, resist
stand (v.) 13 make a stand [against], fight, resist
stand (v.) 13 make a stand [against], fight, resist
stand for (v.) 1 defend, uphold, protect, support
stark (adj.) rigid, stiff [as in death]
starting (n.) 1 removal, displacement, breaking away
starve (v.) 1 die, perish
state (n.) 2 status, rank, position
state (n.) 3 persons of rank, nobility, court, council of state
state (n.) 4 splendour, magnificence, stateliness, dignity
statist (n.) statesman, politician, man of affairs
stepdame, step-dame (n.) stepmother
stepdame, step-dame (n.) stepmother
stew (n.) 1 brothel, house of ill-repute
stiff (adj.) 5 unsupple, unathletic; or: lethargic, sluggish
still (adj.) 2 quiet, calm, subdued
still (adj.) 4 at rest, in repose
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 2 ever, now [as before]
still (adv.) 2 ever, now [as before]
still (adv.) 2 ever, now [as before]
still (adv.) 2 ever, now [as before]
stir (n.) 2 movement, motion, agitation
stir (v.) 1 move, rouse, excite
stock (n.) 1 tree, family-tree, ancestry
stock (n.) 2 stem, trunk, tree
stomach (n.) 1 appetite, desire [for food]
stomacher (n.) piece of clothing used by women under their bodice to help cover the chest
stomach-qualmed (adj.) taken sick, fallen ill
stone (n.) 2 precious stone, gem
stone of sulphur thunderbolt
stoop (v.) 2 [falconry] swoop, descend swiftly
stoop (v.) 2 [falconry] swoop, descend swiftly
stop (n.) 3 [in managing a horse] pulling-up, sudden checking of a career
store (n.) 1 abundance, plenty, surplus, quantity
story (n.) 3 narrative shown in the arras tapestry
story (v.) give an account of, portray
straight (adj.) strong, muscular, strapping
straight-pight (adj.) with a tall figure,with erect bearing
strain (n.) 1 quality, character, disposition
strait (adj.) 4 narrow, cramped, confined
strait (adj.) 4 narrow, cramped, confined
strange (adj.) 1 remarkable, startling, abnormal, unnatural
strange (adj.) 4 foreign, alien, from abroad
strange (adj.) 4 foreign, alien, from abroad
strangely (adv.) 3 unaccountably, surprisingly, unusually
stranger (n.) foreigner, alien, outsider
stranger (n.) foreigner, alien, outsider
strewing (n.) (plural) things to be scattered
stride (v.) 1 go beyond, step over
strive (v.) compete, contend, vie
stroke (n.) 2 first blow, initial action
strow (v.) strew, scatter
strumpet (n.) harlot, prostitute, whore
stuff (n.) 1 substance, composition, quality, essence
stuff (n.) 1 substance, composition, quality, essence
stuff (n.) 1 substance, composition, quality, essence
stuff (n.) 3 rubbish, nonsense
stuff (n.) 8 people, rabble
subjection (n.) duty as a subject, obedience
succession (n.) 4 successors, heirs
succession (n.) 4 successors, heirs
suffer (v.) 1 allow, permit, let
suffer (v.) 1 allow, permit, let
suffer (v.) 1 allow, permit, let
suffer (v.) 4 bear, endure, stand
sufferance (n.) 2 endurance, forbearance, patience
suit (n.) 1 formal request, entreaty, petition
suit (n.) 2 wooing, courtship
suit (n.) 2 wooing, courtship
suit (n.) 4 clothing, dress, garb
suit (v.) 1 dress, clothe, equip
summer (adj.) joyful, pleasant, happy
sun to sun, from from sunrise to sunset
sup (v.) 1 have supper
supply (n.) reinforcement(s), support, relief
supplyant, suppliant (adj.) ready to supply, making up the deficiency
supplyment (n.) continuing with a supply, ongoing provision
sur-addition (n.) surname, additional title
sure (adj.) 4 loyal, trustworthy, steadfast
sure (adv.) 2 surely, assuredly, certainly
sustain (v.) 1 receive, undergo, experience
swathing-clothes / clouts (n.) swaddling clothes, cloths for wrapping round a new-born baby
sweet (n.) 4 lover, sweetheart
swerve (v.) go astray, err, be wrong
sworn (adj.) 1 bound by an oath of loyalty
synod (n.) assembly, council, gathering
table (n.) 1 writing tablet, memo pad, notebook
table (v.) tabulate, list, itemize
tablet (n.) document presented within special covers
taint (v.) 1 sully, infect, stain
take heel take to one's heels, run away
take in (v.) conquer, subdue, overcome
take off (v.) 2 kill, remove, put to death
take up (v.) 9 rebuke, scold, reprimand
take upon (v.) 1 profess, pretend, affect [oneself]
take upon (v.) 3 undertake a role, assume a responsibility [for oneself]
talent (n.) 1 [unclear meaning] wealth, treasure, riches
tanling (n.) sun-tanned child
taper (n.) candle
taper (n.) candle
targe (n.) shield
temper (n.) 1 frame of mind, temperament, disposition
temper (v.) 1 blend, mix, concoct, compound
tendance (n.) 1 attention, care, solicitude
tender (adj.) 3 thoughtful, considerate, solicitous
tender (adj.) 4 meek, submissive, spineless
tender (adj.) 5 sensitive [to], easily hurt [by]
tender (adj.) 8 mild, soft, gentle
tender (n.) 1 offer, offering
tender (v.) 1 offer, give, present
tender (v.) 1 offer, give, present
tender (v.) 1 offer, give, present
tender (v.) 1 offer, give, present
tender (v.) 1 offer, give, present
tenor, tenour (n.) 1 substance, content, matter, drift
tenor, tenour (n.) 1 substance, content, matter, drift
tent (n.) 3 probe, insert [for exploring wounds]
thanking (n.) word of thanks, expression of gratitude
thick (adj.) 1 deep, heavy, profound
thick (adj.) 6 quick, rapid, fast
thick (adj.) 6 quick, rapid, fast
thick (adv.) quickly, rapidly, fast
thief (n.) villain, scoundrel, rogue, wretch
thief (n.) villain, scoundrel, rogue, wretch
thing (n.) [contemptuous] being, creature, base thing
thing, what what a thing
threat (v.) threaten
three-foot (adj.) three-legged
thrift (n.) profit, advantage, gain
throe (n.) (plural) labour pains, pangs of childbirth
throughfare (n.) thoroughfare
throughly (adv.) thoroughly, fully, completely
throughly (adv.) thoroughly, fully, completely
thunder-master (n.) lord of thunder; Jove
thunder-stone (n.) thunderbolt
tickle (v.) 4 flatter, gratify, please
tie to (v.) stipulate, specify, confirm
time (n.) 3 lifetime, life
time (n.) 4 age, years
time (n.) 7 circumstance, particular occasion
time (n.) 13 use of time, experience, occasion
time, upon a once upon a time
timely (adv.) 1 early, in good time
tinct (n.) 1 colour, hue, tint
tire (v.) 1 feed greedily, prey ravenously
tire (v.) 3 exhaust, tire out; or: attire, clothe
title (n.) 1 [legal] right, claim, entitlement
token (n.) 1 sign, evidence, mark
tomboy (n.) harlot, prostitute
tongue (n.) 1 speech, expression, language, words, voice
tongue (v.) 2 speak, babble about, utter
tonight (adv.) last night, this past night
too (adv.) 1 anyway, in any case
tool (n.) 1 weapon, sword
top (n.) 2 head
touch (n.) 8 depth of feeling, mental pain, pang
touch (v.) 8 wound, hurt, injure
touch (v.) 8 wound, hurt, injure
touch (v.) 8 wound, hurt, injure
touching (prep.) concerning
toy (n.) 1 whim, caprice, trifling matter
train up (v.) bring up, rear, educate
trial (n.) 1 action of testing, putting to the proof
trice (n.) 2 single pull
trick (n.) 2 way, knack, skill
trick (n.) 4 practice, custom, current fashion
trim (n.) 3 adornment, frill
trip (v.) 3 overthrow, catch out, point out fault in
triumph (n.) 1 public festivity, pageant, display of celebration, tournament
troth (n.) 1 truth, good faith
troublesome (adj.) 2 full of affliction, disturbed, crisis-torn
true (adj.) 1 loyal, firm, faithful in allegiance
true (adj.) 1 loyal, firm, faithful in allegiance
true (adj.) 1 loyal, firm, faithful in allegiance
true (adj.) 1 loyal, firm, faithful in allegiance
true (adj.) 4 honest, upright, law-abiding
true (adj.) 11 true to one's promise, faithful to one's undertaking
truly (adv.) 1 faithfully, loyally, constantly
truth (n.) 1 loyalty, allegiance, faithfulness
truth (n.) 1 loyalty, allegiance, faithfulness
truth (n.) 1 loyalty, allegiance, faithfulness
try (v.) 1 prove, ascertain, find out
try (v.) 1 prove, ascertain, find out
try (v.) 1 prove, ascertain, find out
tune (n.) 2 sound, tone, voice
twinned (adj.) indistinguishable, identical, closely linked
tyrant (n.) 1 pitiless ruffian, cruel villain
unbent (adj.) 2 [archery] not bent, not prepared to release an arrow
uncrossed (adj.) uncancelled, undeleted, not obliterated
undergo (v.) 1 undertake, carry out, perform
undergo (v.) 1 undertake, carry out, perform
undergo (v.) 3 bear, ensure, suffer
under-peep (v.) peep from under
undertake (v.) 5 take on, fight with, engage in combat with
undone (adj.) ruined, destroyed, brought down
unfold (v.) 1 display, reveal, show
unfold (v.) 3 relate, recount, narrate
unkinglike (adj.) not regal, not befitting a king
unlaid (adj.) not driven out by an exorcist, not prevented from walking
unlike (adj.) 1 unlikely, incredible, unbelievable
unparagoned (adj.) unsurpassable, matchless, not able to be excelled
unparagoned (adj.) unsurpassable, matchless, not able to be excelled
unpaved (adj.) without stones [testicles], castrated
unpeople (v.) empty of people, depopulate
unprizable (adj.) 1 inestimable, beyond price
unspeaking (adj.) unable to speak out, incapable of speech
untaught (adj.) 2 natural, spontaneous
untendered (adj.) unpaid, not offered, outstanding
up (adv.) 5 hidden, concealed, shut up
upcast (n.) [bowls] accident, chance; or: throw, pitch
use (n.) 2 activity, practice, enterprise
use (v.) 2 treat, deal with, manage
usury (n.) way of dealing with money, financial practice
utterance, at to the uttermost, to the very last, at any cost
vainglory, vain-glory (n.) 1 undue vanity, unwarranted pride
valuation (n.) appreciation of merit, estimation of worth
value (n.) worth, estimation, valuation
vantage (n.) 1 right moment, suitable opportunity
vantage (n.) 1 right moment, suitable opportunity
vantage (n.) 3 advantage, benefit, advancement, profit
variable (adj.) varied, diverse, different
varlet (n.) 1 knave, rogue, rascal, ruffian
vassal (n.) 1 servant, slave, subject
venge (v.) avenge, revenge
vent (v.) 1 utter, express, air, proclaim
vent (v.) 1 utter, express, air, proclaim
venture (n.) 4 prostitute
verbal (adj.) talkative, verbose, vocal
very (adj.) 1 [intensifying] thorough-going, absolute
very (adj.) 1 [intensifying] thorough-going, absolute
very (adj.) 2 true, real, genuine
very (adj.) 3 mere, alone
viand (n.) (usually plural) food, victuals, foodstuff
vicious (adj.) 2 blameworthy, reprehensible, shameful
victual (n.) (usually plural) provisions, supplies, food and drink
vigour (n.) power, efficacy, effect
villain (adj.) lowly, boorish, base
virtue (n.) 4 power, capability, efficacy, property
voice (n.) 2 support, approval, good word
voucher (n.) 1 piece of evidence, circumstance
vouchsafe (v.) 1 allow, permit, grant
wag (v.) 3 move, stir, rouse
wage (v.) 2 stake, hazard
waggish (adj.) playful, mischievous, impish
wake out (v.) cause to come out through staying awake
want (n.) 1 lack, shortage, dearth
want (n.) 1 lack, shortage, dearth
want (n.) 3 need, requirement, necessity
want (v.) 1 lack, need, be without
want (v.) 1 lack, need, be without
want (v.) 3 fall short [of], be deficient [in]
wanton (n.) 6 spoilt child, pampered baby, weakling
warrant (n.) 1 assurance, pledge, guarantee
warrant (v.) 1 assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
waste (v.) 2 consume, use up
watch (n.) 3 sleepless state, wakefulness
watch (v.) 1 stay awake, keep vigil
watch (v.) 1 stay awake, keep vigil
way (n.) 2 journey, expedition, outing
way, by the on the way, on the journey
wear (v.) 4 possess, enjoy, have
weed (n.) 1 (plural) garments, dress, clothes
wench-like (adj.) girlish, womanish, effeminate
whilst, the in the meantime, meanwhile
whoreson (adj.) [abusive intensifier, serious or jocular] bastard, wretched, vile
whoreson (adj.) [abusive intensifier, serious or jocular] bastard, wretched, vile
wildly (adv.) naturally, without cultivation
wildness (n.) madness, distraction, frenzy
will (n.) 1 desire, wish, liking, inclination
will (n.) 2 lust, sexual desire, passion
win (v.) 1 gain advantage [over], get the better [of]
win (v.) 2 win over, prevail upon
window (n.) 2 (plural) eyelids
wing-led (adj.) [unclear meaning] led on in organized formation
wink (v.) 2 [of the eyes] close, shut
winking (adj.) 2 with closed eyes
winking (adj.) 3 with closed petals
winking (n.) shutting the eyes
winter-ground (v.) [of plants] cover so as to protect from winter harshness
winterly (adj.) harsh, cheerless, unpleasant
wish (v.) 1 hope, desire
wit (n.) 1 intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
wit (n.) 1 intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
witch (n.) enchanter, magician, wizard
without (adv.) externally, on the outside
witness (v.) 1 bear witness to, attest, testify to
wiving (n.) marriage, marrying, taking a wife
wont (v.) be accustomed, used [to], be in the habit of
wonted (adj.) accustomed, usual, customary
woodman (n.) hunter, huntsman
word (v.) 1 speak, utter, say
word (v.) 2 represent in words, give a reputation
work (v.), past form wrought 1 bring about, arrange, effect
work (v.), past form wrought 2 perform, do, carry out
workman (n.) craftsman, skilled worker
worm (n.) 1 serpent, snake
wrack (n.) 1 destruction, ruin
wring (v.) 1 writhe, struggle, twist [as if in pain]
wry (v.) err, lapse, go wrong
yellow (adj.) sallow, pasty-faced; or: jealous
yield (v.) 4 give back to, return to
yielding (n.) consent, compliance, agreement
yoke (v.) 1 associate, link, join, couple
yoke (v.) 1 associate, link, join, couple
young (adj.) 1 immature, inexperienced, raw
zephyr (n.) mild breeze, gentle wind [especially from the west]