Antony and Cleopatra


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

Alphabetical headword definitions for Antony and Cleopatra

abhorring (n.) 2 object of disgust, something to be loathed
abode (n.) 2 staying, remaining, lingering
abomination (n.) 2 disgusting vice, shameful act
absolute (adj.) 1 perfect, complete, incomparable
absolute (adj.) 1 perfect, complete, incomparable
abstract (n.) 3 epitome, embodiment, personification
abstract (n.) 4 [unclear meaning] something removed, withdrawal; abridgement
abuse (v.) 1 deceive, mislead, fool, cheat
abuse (v.) 4 demean, do wrong to, dishonour
abysm (n.) abyss, chasm, gulf
accident (n.) 1 occurrence, event, happening
accident (n.) 1 occurrence, event, happening
act (n.) 2 action (upon a person), effect
act (v.) 1 act out, perform, enact
action (n.) 1 campaign, military action, strategy
action (n.) 1 campaign, military action, strategy
admiral (n.) admiral's ship, flagship
admired (adj.) 2 regarded with admiration, wondered at
admit (v.) 3 include, take into account
adorning (n.) adornment, decoration, ornamentation
advantage (n.) 2 advantageous position, place of vantage, superiority
afeard (adj.) afraid, frightened, scared
afeard (adj.) afraid, frightened, scared
afeard (adj.) afraid, frightened, scared
affect (v.) 1 incline to, like, favour, be drawn to
affection (n.) 3 desire, passion, lustful feeling
affection (n.) 3 desire, passion, lustful feeling
affection (n.) 3 desire, passion, lustful feeling
affection (n.) 4 love, devotion
after (adj.) 2 future, later, following
again (adv.) 2 back [to a former position]
allay (v.) 2 spoil, dilute, qualify
all-obeying (adj.) obeyed by everyone
almanac (n.) calendar, register
alms-drink, alms drink (n.) dregs of drink given away in charity; or: drink taken in charity [to foster reconciliation]
alone (adv.) only, solely, uniquely
angle (n.) 1 fishing rod, line, hook
anon, till for a little while
answer (n.) 3 recompense, requital, response
answer (v.) 4 suffer the consequences [for], be accountable [for]
answer (v.) 6 engage with, encounter, meet [in fight]
antic, antick(e), antique (v.) make grotesque figure of, make fools of
apace (adv.) quickly, speedily, at a great rate
apace (adv.) quickly, speedily, at a great rate
apace (adv.) quickly, speedily, at a great rate
apace (adv.) quickly, speedily, at a great rate
appeal (n.) accusation, charge of treason
apply (v.) 1 conform, bend, adapt
appointment (n.) 2 purpose, design, intention
approof (n.) 1 proven quality, undoubted character
approve (v.) 1 prove, confirm, corroborate, substantiate
Arabian bird phoenix [mythical bird, of which only one existed at any time]
arm (n.) 1 strong arm [in attack]; or: might, power
arm-gaunt (adj.) [unclear meaning] in fine condition; with gaunt limbs; with armoured trappings
art (n.) 1 knowledge, learning, scholarship, science
article (n.) 1 clause, term, provision
aspect (n.) 3 gaze, look
aspic (n.) type of venomous snake, asp
aspic (n.) type of venomous snake, asp
atone (v.) 1 unite, join, reconcile
attend (v.) 1 await, wait for, expect
attend (v.) 2 serve, follow, wait [on/upon]
attend (v.) 4 accompany, follow closely, go with
attend (v.) 6 regard, consider
attend (v.) 8 see to, look after, apply oneself to
audience (n.) 2 audience-chamber, presence
aught (n.) anything, [with negative word] nothing
auguring (adj.) prophetic, presaging, forecasting
authority (n.) 1 right to command, position of power
avaunt (int.) begone, go away, be off
avoid (v.) 1 be off, be gone, go away
bacchanal (n.) 1 dance in honour of Bacchus [god of wine]
ballad (v.) make the subject of a song
band (n.) 2 bond, promissory note, legal deed requiring payment
band (n.) 3 body of men, troop
banquet, banket (n.) 1 refreshments, light meal, dessert
barked (adj.) stripped, peeled bare, destroyed
base (adj.) 1 dishonourable, low, unworthy
base (adj.) 3 poor, wretched, of low quality
base (adj.) 3 poor, wretched, of low quality
basely (adv.) dishonourably, shamefully, ignominiously
baseness (n.) 2 debasement, lowly state, humiliation
baseness (n.) 3 cowardice, degenerateness, degradation
battery (n.) 1 assault, bombardment, blitz
battery (n.) 1 assault, bombardment, blitz
battle (n.) 1 army, fighting force, battalion
bear (v.), past forms bore, borne 8 bring forth, produce, yield
beastly (adv.) like an animal, in a beastly manner
beck (n.) 1 beckoning, command, call
beck (v.) beckon, nod, call
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.) 1 be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
become (v.) 2 grace, honour, dignify
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.) 4 bear, handle, present
become (v.) 4 bear, handle, present
becoming (n.) grace, quality, befitting action
befall (v.), past forms befallen, befell 2 happen to, come to
beggar (v.) 4 use up all the resouces of, exhaust
beggary (n.) beggarliness, niggardliness, meanness
beguile (v.) 1 cheat, deceive, trick
beguile (v.) 1 cheat, deceive, trick
beguile (v.) 1 cheat, deceive, trick
belike (adv.) probably, presumably, perhaps, so it seems
belike (adv.) probably, presumably, perhaps, so it seems
beloving (adj.) loving, devoted
bench-hole (n.) privy hole, lavatory
bend (n.) 1 movement, bending motion, posture
bent (n.) 4 curve, bend, arch
bestride (v.) 4 straddle, stand over with legs astride
betime (adv.) 1 early, at an early hour
betimes (adv.) 3 speedily, soon, in a short time
betray (v.) 1 deceive, seduce, mislead
bind up (v.) prevent, keep away, impede
blast (v.) 1 blight, wither, destroy
blasted (adj.) blighted, withered; accursed, malevolent
blood (n.) 4 spirit, vigour, mettle
blood (n.) 12 colouring, healthy complexion, blushing
blow (v.) 2 deposit eggs [in], pollute, contaminate
blow (v.) 3 swell to bursting, break, shatter
blown (adj.) 1 in full flower, in its bloom
blown (adj.) 1 in full flower, in its bloom
blown (adj.) 4 inflamed, swollen, distended
body (n.) 2 corporate body, collective mass [of people]
boggler (n.) waverer, vacillator, mind-changer
bond (n.) 2 duty, commitment, obligation
bondman (n.) bondsman, serf, slave
boot (n.) 1 good, advantage, profit
boot (v.) 2 benefit, increase, compensate
bound (adj.) 2 obliged, required, forced
bounty (n.) 2 special gift, present
bourn (n.) 1 frontier, destination, boundary
boy (v.) represent by a boy, reduce to a boy-actor level [boys played the female parts in Shakespeare's time]
branchless (adj.) maimed, disfigured, cut down
brand (v.) mark indelibly, make conspicuous
brave (adj.) 1 fine, excellent, splendid, impressive
brave (adj.) 1 fine, excellent, splendid, impressive
brave (adj.) 1 fine, excellent, splendid, impressive
brave (adj.) 1 fine, excellent, splendid, impressive
brave (adj.) 2 noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.) 2 noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.) 2 noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.) 2 noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.) 2 noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.) 2 noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.) 3 audacious, daring, bold
brave (v.) 1 challenge, defy, confront, provoke
break (v.) 5 reveal, disclose, impart
break (v.) 7 interrupt, break in on, cut in on
breathed (adv.) exercised, extended, exerted
breathing (n.) 1 words, utterance, expression
breese, breeze (n.) gadfly
brief (adj.) 1 quick, speedy, swift, expeditious
brief (n.) 1 summary, short account
briefly (adv.) 1 quickly, soon, in a moment
bring (v.) 1 accompany, conduct, escort
bring (v.) 6 inform, report, tell
bring forth (v.) 2 put on display, set up in public
broach (v.) 1 start, bring out, open up
broach (v.) 1 start, bring out, open up
broad-fronted (adj.) with a broad forehead or face
brooch (v.) adorn, beautify, display as an ornament
brother (n.) 1 kinsman, relative, relation
brow (n.) 1 appearance, aspect, countenance
brow (n.) 3 eyebrow
browse (v.) feed upon, nibble at, eat [as animals]
buffet (n.) blow, stroke, knock
burgonet (n.) [type of] small light helmet
burn (v.) 4 waste, fritter away
by (prep.) 1 according to
by (prep.) 5 compared with
call on / upon (v.) 1 call to account, challenge, requite
camp (v.) accommodate, lodge, put up
cantle (n.) segment, corner, slice
captain (n.) commander, chief, leader
captain (n.) commander, chief, leader
captain (n.) commander, chief, leader
car (n.) carriage, cart, chariot [often of the sun god]
carbuncled (adj.) set with precious stones
care, take you/thou no don't worry
carouse (n.) toast, long draught, cup filled to the brim to be downed in one go
carouse (v.) drink at length, imbibe long draughts
carriage (n.) 1 bearing, demeanour, manner of behaviour
carry (v.) 9 move on, take forward
case (n.) 1 state, plight, situation, circumstance
case (n.) 9 holder, covering, receptacle
cast (v.) 1 calculate, reckon, estimate
cast (v.) 1 calculate, reckon, estimate
castaway (adj.) rejected, cast off, discarded
catch at (v.) 1 snatch at, pluck at, grab hold of
catch at (v.) 2 grasp, gather, infer
celerity (n.) alacrity, rapidity, swiftness
cement (v.) firmly bring together, unite
cestern, cesterne (n.) variant spelling of ‘cistern’ [= water receptacle, vessel, reservoir]
chafe (n.) temper, rage, fury
chance (n.) 5 fortune, lot, destiny
chance (n.) 5 fortune, lot, destiny
chance (n.) 5 fortune, lot, destiny
chance (v.) 1 happen [to], transpire, come about
chaps, chops (n.) 1 jaws
chare (n.) chore, task, job
chare (n.) chore, task, job
charge (n.) 4 commission, responsibility, official duty
charge (n.) 7 expense, cost, outlay
charge (v.) 1 order, command, enjoin
charge (v.) 5 attack, assail, storm
charge (v.) 6 load, heap, pile up
charm (n.) 3 enchantress, witch
charm (n.) 3 enchantress, witch
check (n.) 1 reprimand, reproof, rebuke
chide (v.), past form chid 1 scold, rebuke, reprove
chide (v.), past form chid 1 scold, rebuke, reprove
chronicle (n.) 2 place in history, historical account
chuck (n.) chicken, chick [usually as a term of endearment]
cinder (n.) burning coal, flaming ember
circle (n.) 3 crown, coronet, diadem
civil (adj.) 3 of civil war
civil (adj.) 5 civic, public, city
clap on (v.) activate promptly, put on smartly
clap up (v.) 2 shut up, imprison
clear (adj.) 2 innocent, blameless, free from fault, not guilty
clip (v.) 1 embrace, clasp, hug
clip (v.) 1 embrace, clasp, hug
cloud (n.) troubled expression, state of gloom
clout (n.) 1 piece of cloth, rag; handkerchief
clown (n.) yokel, rustic, country bumpkin; also: low comic character [in a play]
cloy (v.) 1 satiate, gorge, satisfy
cloyless (adj.) never satiating, not glutting
colour (n.) 1 pretext, pretence
come (v.) 1 become, grow, come to be
come forth (v.) come into existence, be displayed
commend (v.) 2 commit, entrust, hand over
commend (v.) 3 present, introduce, bring [for favourable acceptance]
companion (v.) make a companion of, join in fellowship
comparison (n.) 3 superior trait, outshining point
competitor (n.) 1 partner, associate, colleague
competitor (n.) 1 partner, associate, colleague
competitor (n.) 1 partner, associate, colleague
compliment, complement (n.) 2 ceremony, etiquette, protocol
compose (v.) 2 reach agreement, make a settlement
composition (n.) 3 settlement, truce, coming to terms
composure (n.) 1 character, temperament, make-up
conceive (v.) 1 understand, comprehend, follow
conclusion (n.) 4 judgement, opinion, power of appraisal
conclusion (n.) 5 experiment, investigation
condemn (v.) 2 discredit, disparage
condition (n.) 1 disposition, temper, mood, character
conference (n.) 1 conversation, talk, discourse
confine (n.) 4 prison, place of confinement
confound (v.) 1 destroy, overthrow, ruin
confound (v.) 1 destroy, overthrow, ruin
confound (v.) 8 [of time] waste, consume, squander
confound (v.) 8 [of time] waste, consume, squander
confusion (n.) 1 destruction, overthrow, ruin
congealment (n.) congealed mess, clotted blood
considerate (adj.) 1 considering, thoughtful, reflecting
consideration (n.) 1 moody contemplation, deep reflection
contemn (v.) despise, scorn, treat with contempt
contend (v.) 1 fight, engage in combat, struggle
contend (v.) 1 fight, engage in combat, struggle
content (adj.) 1 agreeable, willing, ready
content (n.) 2 contentment, peace of mind
content (v.) 1 please, gratify, delight, satisfy
contestation (n.) joint action as enemies, shared antagonism
continent (n.) 2 container, receptacle, enclosure
contriving (adj.) plotting, skilfully working [on one's behalf]
conversation (n.) 1 way of life, behaviour, manners, conduct
convey (v.) 1 carry off, make away with, take by force
corrigible (adj.) 2 submissive, docile, acquiescent
cost (n.) 1 outlay, expense, expenditure
couch (v.) 6 lie, sleep, go to bed
count (n.) 1 account, reckoning
countenance, out of 2 into a disconcerted state
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 (v.) 1 chase, hunt, pursue
courser (n.) swift horse, sprinter, charger
court of guard (n.) guard-house, guard-room
court of guard (n.) guard-house, guard-room
courtier (n.) courter, wooer, pursuer
crave (v.) 1 beg, entreat, request
crave (v.) 1 beg, entreat, request
crave (v.) 1 beg, entreat, request
creep (v.) 2 shuffle along, move cringingly
crescent (adj.) growing, developing, increasing
cringe (v.) distort, contort, twist
crop (v.) 3 bear a crop, have a child
cross (v.) 2 contradict, challenge, go against
crown (n.) 3 king, monarch, ruler
crownet (n.) 1 coronet, crown
crownet (n.) 2 prince, noble
cuckold (n.) [mocking name] man with an unfaithful wife
cuckold (n.) [mocking name] man with an unfaithful wife
cunning (n.) 1 skill, ability, expertise
cup (v.) supply with drink, make drunk
curious (adj.) 5 particular, difficult to satisfy, hard to please
curled (adj.) with elegantly curled hair, adorned with ringlets
curstness (n.) ill humour, bad temper
cut (n.) 2 blow, misfortune, disaster
daemon, demon (n.) ministering spirit, guardian angel
daff (v.), past form daft 1 take off, throw off
damp (n.) fog, mist, vapour
danger (v.) endanger, imperil, risk
darken (v.) obscure, eclipse, deprive of fame
darkling (adv.) in the dark, in darkness
dart (n.) arrow; or: light spear
darting (adj.) arrow-shooting
day (n.) 6 light, brightness
deal (v.) 1 proceed, behave, conduct oneself
deared (adj.) loved, endeared, prized
dearth (n.) 1 scarcity, shortage, lack [of food], famine
debate (v.) 1 discuss, argue over, dispute about
decay (v.) be destroyed, become ruined, fail
declined (adj.) brought low, in poor fortune; or: fallen away in vigour, in poor condition
decorum (n.) propriety, seemliness, what is appropriate
decorum (n.) propriety, seemliness, what is appropriate
defence (n.) 3 arms, armour, means of defence
defend (v.) forbid, prohibit
deign (v.) 1 willingly accept, not disdain
demi-Atlas (n.) supporter of half the world
demure (v.) look demurely, gaze decorously
demurely (adv.) gently, in a subdued way; or: solemnly
denounce (v.) declare, proclaim, announce
dependency, dependancy (n.) 3 submissiveness, willing compliance
deputation (n.) 1 delegation, appointment as deputy
derogately (adv.) disparagingly, in a derogatory way
descry (v.) 1 catch sight of, make out, espy, discover
design (n.) 1 undertaking, purpose, enterprise
despiteful (adj.) cruel, spiteful, malicious
determine (v.) 1 make a decision [about], reach a conclusion [about]
determine (v.) 3 be decided, be concluded, make an end
determine (v.) 5 come to an end, dissolve, melt
devise (v.) 2 invent, imagine, make up [an account]
diet (n.) 2 food
digest, disgest (v.) 3 arrange, organize, order
dignity (n.) 1 worth, nobleness, excellence
diminutive (n.) undersized person, very small being
disaster (v.) [astrology] ruin, strike with calamity, bring misfortune on
discandy (v.) dissolve, liquefy, melt away
discandying (n.) dissolving, melting, thawing
discomfort (n.) 1 sorrow, distress, grief
discontent (n.) 1 discontented person, malcontent, agitator
discover (v.) 5 spy, spot, make out
discover (v.) 6 reconnoitre, scout out
discredit (v.) harm the reputation of, bring into discredit
disguise (n.) 2 drunkenness, state of intoxication
dislimn (v.) obliterate, efface, blot out
dismission (n.) 2 discharge from service, permission to leave
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.) 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.) 3 kill, put to death, make away with, finish off
dispatch, despatch (v.) 3 kill, put to death, make away with, finish off
dispatch, despatch (v.) 4 hurry up, be quick
disponge, dispunge (v.) pour out [as from a sponge], rain down, discharge
dispose (v.) 5 come to terms, make a deal
disposition (n.) 1 composure, state of mind, temperament
disposition (n.) 1 composure, state of mind, temperament
dissembling (n.) pretence, deceit, dissimulation
dissuade (v.) persuade, give advice
distract (v.) 1 divide, separate, draw apart
distraction (n.) 1 perturbation, agitation, frenzied state
distraction (n.) 3 division, small detachment
divers (adj.) different, various, several
divine (v.) 2 make guesses [about], predict the outcome
division (n.) 1 dissension, discord, disunity
doctrine (n.) 2 precept, lesson
dodge (v.) go this way and that, haggle, drag one's feet
doit (n.) [small Dutch coin = half an English farthing] trivial sum, worthless amount, trifle
doom (n.) 2 final destiny, deciding fate, death and destruction
dotage (n.) 1 doting, infatuation, excessive affection
dotage (n.) 1 doting, infatuation, excessive affection
doughty-handed (adj.) valiant in fighting, formidable in combat
downy (adj.) 1 soft as down, comfort-giving
dragonish (adj.) shaped like a dragon
dread (adj.) 1 revered, deeply honoured, held in awe
dread (v.) fear, anticipate in fear, be anxious about
dress (v.) 1 prepare, make ready
drink (n.) drinking-bout, carousing
drink (v.) 2 inhale, take in, suck in
dumb (v.) make inaudible, reduce to silence
dung (n.) earth, soil, clay
dungy (adj.) dung-like; or: vile, filthy, loathsome
ear (v.) 2 plough, break through
earing (n.) ploughing
ebbed (adj.) out-of-power, whose fortunes have waned
edge (n.) 6 sword, weapon
edict (n.) authority, judgement, valuation
effect (n.) 1 result, end, outcome, fulfilment
elder (adj.) greater
element (n.) 2 (plural) elements of life, life-forces
element (n.) 3 (plural) forces of nature, atmospheric powers
element (n.) 4 substance, raw material, physical matter
embattle (v.) deploy, draw up, marshal
embossed (adj.) 1 driven to such extremes, made mad with exhaustion
emphasis (n.) vigorous expression, forceful utterance
employ (v.) 2 make use of, use one's services
enchanting (adj.) bewitching, captivating, holding under a spell
encloud (v.) envelop, engulf, surround [as in a cloud]
end (n.) 1 purpose, aim, design
end (n.) 1 purpose, aim, design
enforce (v.) 1 emphasize, urge, lay stress upon
enfranched (adj.) enfranchised, freed, liberated
enfranchise (v.) set free, liberate
engage (v.) 3 enter into combat, make an attack
engross (v.) 1 get together, collect, gather, seize
enjoy (v.) 2 indulge, give rein to, continue to practise
enow (adv.) enough
enter (v.) 3 recommend [to], introduce [to], admit into society
entertain (v.) 3 receive, sustain, meet with
entertain (v.) 7 admit into consideration, grant as a possibility
entertainment (n.) 1 treatment, hospitality, reception
entertainment (n.) 7 payroll, service, employment
envy (n.) 1 malice, ill-will, enmity
epicure (n.) 1 [follower of Epicurus] someone who does not believe in divine power or a future life
Epicurean (adj.) 2 devoted to the pleasures of eating, cultivating gluttony
equalness (n.) equality
estate (n.) 1 state, situation, circumstances
estridge (n.) type of large hawk, goshawk
even, e'en (adv.) 5 quite, fully, simply
evidence (n.) 1 witness, testimony, avowal
excellent (adj.) 2 [in a bad or neutral sense] exceptionally great, supreme, extreme
exigent (n.) 2 time of necessity, critical moment
expedience (n.) 2 rapid departure, hasty expedition, urgent enterprise
extemporally (adv.) in an improvised way, impromptu
extend (v.) 1 exaggerate, magnify, blow up
extend (v.) 3 seize upon, take possession of
extenuate (v.) mitigate, lessen, tone down
eye (n.) 1 sight, view, presence
eye (n.) 1 sight, view, presence
eye (n.) 2 look, glance, gaze
eye (v.) 1 look, appear, seem
eyes, in the in one's sight, in front of one
eyne (n.) [archaism] eyes
face (n.) 1 appearance, outward show, look
faction (n.) 3 quarrel, squabble, dissension
factor (n.) agent, representative, broker
fair (adj.) 8 fortunate, favoured
fairly (adv.) 4 promisingly, favourably, propitiously
fairy (n.) 1 enchantress, captivator
faith (n.) 2 constancy, fidelity, loyalty
fall (v.) 2 befall, fall on, come to
falliable (adj.) malapropism for ‘infallible’
false (adj.) 1 treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.) 2 disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful
false (adj.) 2 disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful
false (adj.) 3 sham, spurious, not genuine, artificial
false (adj.) 4 wrong, mistaken
false (adj.) 4 wrong, mistaken
false-play (v.) play unfairly
fame (n.) 2 report, account, description
fame (n.) 2 report, account, description
famous (adj.) 1 notorious, infamous, well-known
fancy (n.) 3 imagination, creativity, inventiveness
fancy (n.) 3 imagination, creativity, inventiveness
fare ... well
fare ... well
fare ... well
fare ... well
fare ... well
fast and loose type of cheating game [in which people bet on whether the end of a coiled rope is fastened or not]; not playing fairly
fat (n.) 2 vat, wine cask, barrel
fate (n.) destiny, fortune
fate (n.) destiny, fortune
favour (n.) 1 [facial] appearance, countenance, features, looks
fear (v.) 1 frighten, scare, terrify, daunt
feature (n.) physical appearance, bodily shape, looks
feeder (n.) 1 servant, parasite, lackey
fellow (n.) 8 worthless individual, good-for-nothing
fervency (n.) enthusiasm, ardour, fervour
fetch in (v.) 1 surround, close in upon, capture
fever (v.) throw into a fever, cause to shiver
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, in the engaged in military operations, in military array
figure (n.) 2 figure of speech, device, piece of rhetoric
file (n.) 1 rank of soldiers, formation
file (n.) 1 rank of soldiers, formation
fire (n.) 5 sun
firm (adj.) 1 constant, steadfast, resolute
flag (n.) reed, rush; also: variety of iris
flaw (n.) 4 lapse, fault, error
fleet (v.) 4 be afloat, be under sail
fleeting (adj.) 1 changeable, inconstant, fickle
flint (n.) 1 type of hard stone, flintstone
flush (adj.) 1 lusty, vigorous, full of life
foil (n.) 4 flaw, blemish, disgrace
foison, foizon (n.) 1 [pron: 'foyzn] abundance, plenty, profusion
follow (v.) 1 seek after, pursue, strive for, court
follow (v.) 3 treat, serve, attend
fool (n.) 4 [professional] clown, jester
foot (n.) 1 foot-soldiers, infantry
footman (n.) 1 foot-soldier, infantryman
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.) 2 leave alone, avoid, stay away [from]
forbear (v.) 3 control oneself, have patience [for]
forbear (v.) 4 withdraw, leave, give way
forenoon (n.) part of the day before noon
forked (adj.) 3 cleft, twin-peaked
formal (adj.) 1 normal, sane, rational
forsooth (adv.) in truth, certainly, truly, indeed
forspeak (v.), past form forspoke oppose, speak against, object to
fortune (n.) 2 wealth, possessions, substance
foul (adj.) 1 plain-looking, unattractive, ugly
fragment (n.) scrap of food, left-over
frame (v.) 2 adapt, adjust, shape, accommodate
frame (v.) 6 perform, manage, carry out
fretted (adj.) chequered, mixed; or: distressed
fright (v.), past form frighted frighten, scare, terrify
fright (v.), past form frighted frighten, scare, terrify
front (n.) 1 forehead, face
front (v.) 1 confront, face, meet
front (v.) 2 oppose, confront, be hostile to
fruitful (adj.) 1 fertile, productive of children
frustrate (adj.) unsuccessful, thwarted, fruitless
full (adj.) 2 ideal, perfect, complete
full (adj.) 4 food-filled, stomach-swollen
full-fortuned (adj.) replete with good fortune, full of success
furious (adj.) 1 passionate, uproarious, excitable
gait (n.) 1 manner of walking, bearing, movement
garboil (n.) trouble, disturbance, commotion
garboil (n.) trouble, disturbance, commotion
garland (n.) 2 pride, glory, hero
gaudy (adj.) 2 festive, joyful, merry
gay (adj.) showy, pretentious, gaudy
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.) 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.) 4 peaceful, calm, free from violence
gentle (adj.) 6 soft, tender, kind
gentle (adj.) 6 soft, tender, kind
gentle (n.) 1 [polite intimate address] dear one
gest (n.) 1 feat, deed, exploit
getting (n.) 1 begetting, procreation, breeding
ghost (v.) haunt, appear as a ghost
gibe (v.) scoff, jeer, ridicule
gilded (adj.) 1 glittering, gold-coloured, tinged with gold
give (v.) 6 portray, report, represent
give off (v.) 1 cease, leave the area
glow (v.) blush, redden, flush
go (v.) 9 [unclear meaning] enjoy a sexual relationship
go off (v.) die, pass away, depart
goodly (adj.) 1 splendid, excellent, fine
grace (n.) 1 honour, favour, recognition, respect
grace (n.) 4 gracefulness, charm, elegance
grace (n.) 5 favour, good will
grace (n.) 5 favour, good will
grace (n.) 12 herb of grace
grace (v.) 1 favour, add merit to, do honour to
graceful (adj.) 2 favourable, friendly, approving
grand (adj.) chief, pre-eminent, great
grate (v.) 1 harass, irritate, aggravate
grave (adj.) 2 important, dignified, serious
grave (adj.) 3 deadly, destructive, baneful
greatness (n.) 2 nobility of mind, dignity of spirit
green (adj.) 2 youthful, inexperienced, immature
green-sickness (n.) 1 type of illness supposed to affect lovesick young women
grief (n.) 1 grievance, complaint, hurt, injury
grizzled (adj.) grey, sprinkled with grey hairs
gross (adj.) 6 bad, inferior, poor
grossly (adv.) 1 openly, blatantly, brazenly
guard (n.) 3 period of watch
habiliment, abiliment (n.) (usually plural) clothes, dress, attire, outfit
hale (v.) 1 drag, pull, haul
halt (v.) limp, proceed lamely
haltered (adj.) with a noose around it
hap (n.) 2 luck, chance, accident
haply (adv.) perhaps, maybe, by chance, with luck
haply (adv.) perhaps, maybe, by chance, with luck
happy (adj.) 1 fortunate, lucky, favoured
hardly (adv.) 1 with great difficulty, only with difficulty
harness (n.) 1 armour
harry (v.) mistreat, harass, ill-use
haunt (n.) 1 public places, society, company
hautboy (n.) type of musical instrument; oboe
hazard (n.) 1 risk, peril, danger
hazard (v.) 3 put into the hands of, make dependent on
head (n.) 3 commander, officer, captain
head (n.) 8 headland, cape, promontory
health (n.) 1 toast, salutation in drink
health (n.) 1 toast, salutation in drink
health (n.) 1 toast, salutation in drink
heart (n.) 1 courage, spirit, valour
hearted (adj.) 1 heartfelt, spirited, full of vigour
hearty (adj.) loving, devoted, sincere
heave (v.) 1 raise, lift up
heaviness (n.) 1 sadness, grief, sorrow
heavy (adj.) 1 sorrowful, sad, gloomy
heavy (adj.) 1 sorrowful, sad, gloomy
heavy (adj.) 7 slow-moving, sluggish, laggard
heel (n.) end, completion, termination
hie (v.) hasten, hurry, speed
hie (v.) hasten, hurry, speed
high (adj.) 3 noble, dignified, aristocratic
high (adj.) 4 proud, haughty, grand
high-battled (adj.) in charge of great armies
high-coloured (adj.) flushed, red-faced
hint (n.) 1 opportunity, moment, chance
hint (n.) 1 opportunity, moment, chance
hold (v.) 1 keep, maintain, observe
hold (v.) 3 stand firm, continue, carry on
holding (n.) 3 refrain, chorus
homager (n.) one who owes homage, vassal
home (adv.) 4 bluntly, to the point, forthrightly
honest (adj.) 1 chaste, pure, virtuous
honest (adj.) 1 chaste, pure, virtuous
hope (v.) expect, anticipate, envisage
horn (n.) 1 (plural) outgrowths imagined to be on the head of a cuckold
horse (n.) cavalry, horse soldiers
host (n.) 1 army, armed multitude
host (n.) 1 army, armed multitude
hot (adj.) 3 lecherous, lustful, hot-blooded
housewife, huswife (n.) [pron: 'husif] hussy, wanton, minx
idle (adj.) 1 useless, barren, worthless
ill (adj.) 1 bad, adverse, unfavourable
ill (adj.) 1 bad, adverse, unfavourable
ill (adj.) 4 sick, indisposed, unwell
ill (adv.) 1 badly, adversely, unfavourably
ill (adv.) 1 badly, adversely, unfavourably
ill (adv.) 1 badly, adversely, unfavourably
ill (adv.) 1 badly, adversely, unfavourably
ill (adv.) 1 badly, adversely, unfavourably
ill (n.) 1 wrong, injury, harm, evil
ill (n.) 2 trouble, affliction, misfortune
ill-rooted (adj.) unstable, unsteady, likely to fall down
ill-uttering (adj.) speaking displeasing news, reporting bad tidings
immoment (adj.) unimportant, trifling, of no consequence
imperious, emperious (adj.) imperial, majestic, sovereign
import (v.) 2 be of importance to, concern, matter to
import (v.) 3 involve as a consequence, carry along
importune (v.) 1 urge, press
impress (n.) 1 conscription, enforced service
in (prep.) 3 in an inebriated state, drunk
inclination (n.) character, temperament, disposition
inclip (v.) embrace, enclose, enfold
inhooped (adj.) [cock-fighting] kept within a hoop [to make birds fight]
intend (v.) 3 mean, imply, suggest
intent (n.) intention, purpose, aim
intent (n.) intention, purpose, aim
intent (n.) intention, purpose, aim
intent (n.) intention, purpose, aim
intrinsicate (adj.) intricate, complicated, entangled
invention (n.) 1 inventiveness, imagination, creative faculty
iron (n.) 2 armour
issue (n.) 1 child(ren), offspring, family, descendant
issue (n.) 2 outcome, result, consequence(s)
Jack (n.) 1 Jack-in-office, ill-mannered fellow, lout, knave
Jack (n.) 1 Jack-in-office, ill-mannered fellow, lout, knave
jade (v.) 1 drive like worn-out hacks
jealousy (n.) 1 suspicion, mistrust, apprehension
joint (v.) unite, combine, join together
joy (v.) 1 feel joy, be happy, rejoice
jump (n.) venture, risk, hazard
kind (n.) 3 role, part
kindly (adj.) 2 friendly, good-natured, well-disposed
kiss (v.) fraternize, associate, consort
kite (n.) bird of prey; thieving bird [of ill omen; also, strong term of abuse]
knave (n.) 1 scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knave (n.) 1 scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knave (n.) 1 scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knave (n.) 2 servant, menial, lackey
knave (n.) 3 boy, lad, fellow
know (v.) 3 be acquainted, meet before
lace (n.) lacing of stays, bodice-string
lackey (v.) move about aimlessly [as does a lackey]
landman (n.) fighter on land [as opposed to sea]
land-service (n.) military service done on land
languish (n.) wasting disease, drooping sickness
lank (v.) grow thin, become shrunken
large (adj.) 4 licentious, coarse
lated (adj.) belated, benighted, overtaken by the night
launch (v.) lance [to let out infection]
lay (v.) 2 attribute, ascribe, impute
lay (v.) 2 attribute, ascribe, impute
lean (adj.) 1 slight, mean, poor
length (n.) 3 length of time, duration left in life, delay
lesson (v.) 2 discipline, admonish, teach a lesson to
Lethe'd (adj.) oblivious, all-forgetting, stuporous
level at (v.) 2 guess correctly, rightly anticipate
levy (v.) 1 enlist, conscript, muster
lief, had as should like just as much
lieutenantry (n.) use of subordinates, office of lieutenants
life (n.) 4 energy, spirit, liveliness
light (adj.) 6 facile, frivolous, of no consequence
lightness (n.) 1 irresponsibility, levity, frivolity, fickleness
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, the the same
like, the the same
like, the the same
lip (v.) kiss
livery (n.) 3 service, following, entourage
loathness (n.) 2 unwillingness, reluctance, disinclination
loof (v.) luff, bring into the wind
look for (v.) 2 wait for, be on the lookout for
look out (v.) 1 show, appear, manifest
loose-wived (adj.) with an unfaithful wife
lot (n.) result of casting lots
lottery (n.) 3 prize, allotment, award
low (adj.) 3 gentle, mild, not shrill
lucky (adj.) fortunate, successful, prosperous
lustre (n.) 1 light, glory, brilliance
luxuriously (adv.) lustfully, lecherously, lasciviously
main (adj.) 2 leading, chief, pre-eminent
make (v.) 3 create, bring about, produce
make (v.) 12 matter, count, signify
mallard (n.) wild drake
mandragora (n.) mandrake plant [seen as a narcotic]
mark (n.) 2 reach, aim, range
mark (v.) 1 note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
mate (n.) 1 companion, associate, comrade
matter (n.) 1 subject-matter, content, substance
matter (n.) 1 subject-matter, content, substance
matter (n.) 4 affair(s), business, real issue
matter (n.) 5 reason, cause, ground
mean (adj.) 2 lowly, humble, poor
mean (n.) 1 means, way, method
mean (n.) 1 means, way, method
meaner (n.) lower ranking, less eminent
measure (n.) 1 extent, size, amount, quantity, mass
measure (n.) 2 limit, moderation, extent not to be exceeded
measure (n.) 6 course of action, means
mechanic (adj.) 1 common, vulgar, commonplace
mechanic (adj.) 1 common, vulgar, commonplace
meet (adj.) 1 fit, suitable, right, proper
meet (adj.) 1 fit, suitable, right, proper
meetly (adj.) quite good, moderate, reasonable
mend (v.) 1 amend, improve, make better, put right
mere (adj.) 1 complete, total, absolute, utter
mered (adj.) [unclear meaning] sole, entire; particular, specific
merely (adv.) 1 completely, totally, entirely
merely (adv.) 1 completely, totally, entirely
merely (adv.) 1 completely, totally, entirely
merit (n.) 1 desert, deserving, inner worth
merit (n.) 5 meritorious service
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
mettle, mettell (n.) 2 spirit, vigour, zest
mince (v.) 1 play down, soften, make little of
mine (n.) 1 source of supply, abundant store
minister (n.) messenger, agent, servant
minister (n.) messenger, agent, servant
minute, by the minute by minute, continually
mirth (n.) 2 joke, diversion, sport
misdoubt (v.) 2 disbelieve, doubt the reality [of]
mislike (v.) dislike, be displeased with
missive (n.) messenger, emissary, courier
misthought (adj.) misjudged, thought ill of
modern (adj.) ordinary, trite, commonplace, everyday
moiety (n.) 2 half, equal share
moist (v.) moisten
moment (n.) 2 cause, motive, consideration
monster (n.) 1 marvel, monstrosity, prodigy
moody (adj.) 2 melancholy, sombre, gloomy
morn (n.) morning, dawn
morn (n.) morning, dawn
morn (n.) morning, dawn
morn-dew (n.) morning dew
morrow (n.) morning
morrow (n.) morning
mortal (adj.) 1 fatal, deadly, lethal
motion (n.) 1 inner movement, inward prompting, natural impulse, imagining
move (v.) 2 move to anger, provoke, exasperate
move (v.) 3 encourage, instigate, prompt
muleter, muleteer (n.) mule-driver
muss (n.) type of children's game in which players scramble for things thrown on the ground
muster (n.) 2 (plural) groups of soldiers, ranks
mutual (adj.) 3 well-matched, complementary
name (n.) 7 legitimate title
narrow (adj.) limited, very small, poor
nature (n.) 3 human nature
nature (n.) 6 natural order, ungoverned state, way of the world [often personified]
naught, nought (adj.) 1 worthless, useless, of no value
naught, nought (n.) 1 nothing
naught, nought (n.) 3 ruin, disaster, catastrophe
neck (n.) throat
negligent (adj.) through neglecting to act, due to negligence
nerve (n.) 1 sinew, ligament, muscle
nice (adj.) 1 fastidious, particular, fussy, overscrupulous
nick (v.) [unclear meaning] cut through, maim; do out of, cheat of; mark with foolishness
noble (adj.) 2 valuable, precious, notable
nod (v.) call with a nod, beckon
noise (n.) 3 musical sounds, melodious noises
noise it clamour, cry out, make a loud noise
nonpareil (n.) person without equal, unique one, paragon
note (n.) 5 observation, record, description
number (v.) put into verses
O (n.) 1 circle, orb, sphere
observance (n.) 3 powers of observation
obstruct (n.) [debated meaning] obstruction, impediment, hindrance
occasion (n.) 5 political opportunity, expedient circumstance
occupation (n.) 1 handicraft, trade, employment
odds (n. plural) 3 differences, distinctions, inequalities
of (prep.) 5 for
off (adv.) 1 off the ship, ashore
offence (n.) 2 opposition, hostility, antagonism
office (n.) 1 task, service, duty, responsibility
office (n.) 1 task, service, duty, responsibility
office (n.) 1 task, service, duty, responsibility
office (n.) 1 task, service, duty, responsibility
office (n.) 2 role, position, place, function
oft (adv.) often
oft (adv.) often
oft (adv.) often
oily (adj.) moist, clammy, greasy
once (adv.) 2 ever, at any time
operation (n.) 1 effect, force, influence, power
oppression (n.) 1 misfortune, distress, difficulty
orb (n.) 2 sphere, orbit, circle
order (n.) 1 arrangement, disposition, direction
ordinary (n.) 2 regular meal, standard fare, meal-time
orient (adj.) 1 lustrous, brilliant, bright
ostentation (n.) 1 public show, display, exhibition
out (adv.) 6 at an end, finished
outgo (v.) 2 outdistance, go faster than
outstrike (v.) surpass in striking, deal a swifter blow than
outwork (v.) excel in workmanship, transcend
overcount (v.) outnumber, exceed in number
overpicture (v.) surpass, outdo, excel
overplus (adj.) additional , extra, further
overplus (n.) surplus, excess, superfluity
owe (v.) 1 own, possess, have
pace (v.) 2 train to move, control the course of
pack (v.) 4 arrange, rig, shuffle cheatingly
pageant (n.) show, scene, spectacle, tableau
palate (v.) 1 relish, enjoy
pale (v.) 1 enclose, surround, encompass
palled (adj.) decayed, weakened, enfeebled
palter (v.) prevaricate, deal evasively [with], quibble
paragon (v.) 1 compare, match, place side by side
parcel (n.) 1 part, piece, portion, bit
parcel (v.) [debated meaning] increase, add to the list of
pardon (n.) permission, consent, approval
part (n.) 1 quality, attribute, gift, accomplishment [of mind or body]
part (v.) 1 depart [from], leave, quit
part (v.) 1 depart [from], leave, quit
particular (n.) 2 individual person, self
particular (n.) 3 private matter, personal business
partisan (n.) weapon with a long handle and a broad head, sometimes with a projection at the side
passion (n.) 3 suffering, torment, deep grief
passion (n.) 5 passionate outburst, emotional passage
passion (n.) 5 passionate outburst, emotional passage
patch (v.) 1 fabricate, make up [as in patchwork]
patch up (v.) invent in haste, fabricate, make
pavilion (n.) ceremonial tent
pelleted (adj.) filled with pellets, full of hail
pendent (adj.) 1 downhanging, drooping, dangling
penetrative (adj.) penetrating, deeply piercing
perchance (adv.) 1 perhaps, maybe
perchance (adv.) 1 perhaps, maybe
perforce (adv.) 2 of necessity, with no choice in the matter
perforce (adv.) 2 of necessity, with no choice in the matter
period (n.) 1 full stop, end, ending, conclusion
period (n.) 1 full stop, end, ending, conclusion
perish (v.) destroy, wither, become ruined
persisted (adj.) persistent, continual, enduring
pestilence (n.) plague, epidemic, fatal disease
petticoat (n.) long skirt
petty (adj.) 1 small, weak, inadequate, insignificant
phrase (n.) 2 manner, style, way
piece (n.) 2 specimen, masterpiece
piece (n.) 2 specimen, masterpiece
piece (n.) 3 [of virtue] model, picture, paragon
piece (v.) 1 add to, join to, augment
pinch (v.) 3 harass, irritate, annoy
pinion (n.) outermost feather, appendage
pinioned (adj.) 2 with arms bound, with wings clipped
pink (adj.) half-shut, blinking, tiny
place (n.) 1 position, post, office, rank
place (n.) 1 position, post, office, rank
place (n.) 1 position, post, office, rank
placed (adj.) fixed, set, firm
plainness (n.) plain-speaking, openness, frankness
plant (n.) foot, sole of the foot
plant (v.) 1 set up, establish, introduce
plate (n.) 3 silver coin, silver piece
plated (adj.) wearing plate armour, armour-protected
pleached (adj.) 1 intertwined, folded, bound together
plumpy (adj.) plump
point (n.) 2 (usually plural) tagged lace [especially for attaching hose to the doublet]
pole (n.) [unclear meaning] polestar, guiding star
policy (n.) 1 statecraft, statesmanship, diplomacy
pomp (n.) 2 greatness, nobility, high estate
populous (adj.) numerous, many, abundant
port (n.) 2 bearing, demeanour, carriage
possess (v.) 3 put in possession, endow
possess it have your way, go for it
post (n.) 1 express messenger, courier
potent (adj.) 1 powerful, influential
power (n.) 1 armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.) 1 armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.) 4 force, strength, might
power (n.) 7 control, influence, sway
power (n.) 7 control, influence, sway
power (n.) 8 faculty, function, ability
power (n.) 9 (usually plural) gods, deities, divinities
practice (n.) 4 doings, proceedings, dealings
practise (v.) 1 plot, scheme, conspire
praise (n.) 2 credit, honour, prestige
pray in aid [legal] claim the assistance of someone who has a shared interest in a defence action
precedence (n.) previous utterance, prior speech
precedent (adj.) former, previous, prior
pregnant (adj.) 3 very likely, extremely probable
preparation (n.) 1 equipped military force, force ready for war
presage (v.) 1 signify, indicate
presage (v.) 1 signify, indicate
prescience (n.) 1 foreknowledge, visionary power
prescript (n.) order, direction, instruction
presence (n.) 1 royal assembly, eminent company
present (adj.) 1 immediate, instant
present (adj.) 3 imminent, impending, approaching
present (adj.) 4 sudden, spur-of-the-moment
present (adj.) 6 occurring at this time, taking place now
present, from the beside the present point
presently (adv.) 1 immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.) 1 immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.) 1 immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.) 2 after a short time, soon, before long
prevent (v.) 1 forestall, anticipate
primal (adj.) primaeval, original, earliest
privy 1 privately aware [of], secretly knowledgeable [about]
prize (n.) 4 [unclear meaning] bargain, contest, valuation
process (n.) 4 command, mandate, instructions
prognostication (n.) 1 sign, forecast, prediction
project (v.) set forth, frame, present
prompt (adj.) 2 ready and willing, well-disposed
proof (n.) 1 tested strength, proven power of resistance, impenetrability
proper (adj.) 7 honest, honourable, worthy
propertied (adj.) of a quality, having the nature
property (n.) 1 quality, character, nature
prorogue (v.) 2 suspend, put on hold, waive
prosecution (n.) pursuit, chase, hounding
prove (v.) 2 find, establish, experience
provide (v.) 2 prepare, make ready, plan
purchased (adj.) acquired, obtained through one's own conduct
purge (v.) 1 cleanse, purify, get rid of impurities [in]
purge (v.) 2 expel, get rid of, flush out
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (v.) 1 intend, plan
purpose (v.) 1 intend, plan
purpose (v.) 1 intend, plan
purse up (v.) take possession of, put into one's keeping
put forth (v.) 1 set out [from], leave
puzzle (v.) 2 complicate things for, be an embarrassment for
pyramides (n.) pyramids
pyramis (n.) pyramid
quail (v.) 1 overpower, destroy, make an end
quality (n.) 1 nature, disposition, character
quality (n.) 1 nature, disposition, character
quarter (n.) 6 period of watch
queasy (adj.) 1 disgusted, nauseated, upset
question (n.) 2 point at issue, problem, business
question (n.) 2 point at issue, problem, business
quick (adj.) 2 lively, animated, vivacious
quick (adj.) 3 quick-witted, inventive, lively
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]
quoth (v.) said
race (n.) 2 origin, stock, ancestry
rack (n.) 1 clouds, cloud formations
rail (v.) rant, rave, be abusive [about]
rail (v.) rant, rave, be abusive [about]
range (n.) battle line, fighting position
ranged (adj.) arranged, ordered; or: spacious, extensive
rank (adj.) 2 foul-smelling, stinking
rank (v.) 2 place, class, put down
rare (adj.) 1 marvellous, splendid, excellent
rare (adj.) 1 marvellous, splendid, excellent
rare (adj.) 2 unusual, striking, exceptional
rarely (adv.) 1 splendidly, beautifully, excellently
rarely (adv.) 2 exceptionally, outstandingly, unbelievably
rate (v.) 1 berate, reproach, rebuke, scold
rate (v.) 3 allot, apportion, assign
rate (v.) 4 be worth, count as much as
reach (v.), past form raught 3 carry off, snatch away, take hold of
rear (v.) 3 raise, lift up, boost
rebound (n.) reflection, return, echo
reckon (v.) 1 quantify, calculate, measure
record (n.) 3 recorded history, public remembrance
reels (n.) (plural) revels, revelry, merrymaking
reference (n.) 1 case for consideration, referring for a decision
regiment (n.) rule, regimen, normal state
register (n.) 1 record, catalogue, inventory
relieve (v.) aid, assist, rescue
religion (n.) 1 religious observance, spiritual duty, obligation
remarkable (adj.) wonderful, extraordinary, exceptional
remembrance (n.) 1 memory, bringing to mind, recollection
remembrance (n.) 1 memory, bringing to mind, recollection
remove (n.) 1 change of residence, departure
render (v.) 1 give up, surrender, yield
renege (v.) 1 renounce, refuse, abandon
repair (v.) 1 come, go, make one's way
report (n.) 3 account, description
report (n.) 4 rumour, gossip, hearsay
reputation (n.) honour, esteem, integrity
require (v.) 1 request, ask, beg
require (v.) 1 request, ask, beg
rescue (n.) 1 [legal] forced removal from custody
rest (n.) 1 [period of] peace, calm, repose
revolt (n.) 1 betrayal, change of heart, faithlessness
revolt (v.) change sides, alter allegiance, desert
revolt (v.) change sides, alter allegiance, desert
revolted (adj.) 1 rebellious, insurgent, insubordinate
revolution (n.) 2 moving round [a point], revolving round
rheum (n.) 2 watery discharge, seepage [especially of the eyes]
rhymer (n.) [disparaging] versifier, rhymester
ribaudred (adj.) [unclear meaning] foul, obscene, wanton
rig (v.) fit out, equip, prepare
riggish (adj.) licentious, wanton, lascivious
right (adj.) 1 typical, true, classic
right (adj.) 2 correct [in opinion], right-minded
rivality (n.) equal partnership, equality of stature
rive (v.) 1 split, rend, cleave
Roman (adj.) of Rome; sober, serious
root (n.) 1 bottom [of one's heart]
rouse (v.) 2 raise, lift up
royalty (n.) 1 majesty, royal highness
rude (adj.) 2 rough, wild, harsh-looking
rush (n.) 1 reed
rustle (v.) clatter, make a racket
's (pron.) 1 contracted form of ‘us’
sad (adj.) 1 serious, grave, solemn
sad (adj.) 1 serious, grave, solemn
sad (adj.) 1 serious, grave, solemn
sad (adj.) 2 dismal, morose, sullen
sad (adj.) 3 downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
sad (adj.) 3 downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
safe (v.) 1 remove danger from, make one feel secure about
safe (v.) 2 conduct safely, give safe-conduct to
said, well well done
sail (n.) 1 ship, vessel
salt (adj.) 2 salted, preserved, dried
salt (adj.) 5 lascivious, lustful, lecherous
saucy (adj.) 1 insolent, impudent, presumptuous, defiant
saucy (adj.) 1 insolent, impudent, presumptuous, defiant
saucy (adj.) 1 insolent, impudent, presumptuous, defiant
savage (adj.) 1 fierce, ferocious, wild
say (v.) 5 finish speaking, speak one's mind, make one's point
scald, scall, scauld (adj.) contemptible, vile, scabby
scale (n.) 2 measuring mark, graduated line, calibration
scant (v.) 1 neglect, stint, withhold
scantly (adv.) scantily, grudgingly, half-heartedly
scape, 'scape (v.) escape, avoid
scarce-bearded (adj.) with a beard only just emerging, juvenile
scholar (n.) 2 pupil, student
score (v.) 3 wound, scar, cut
scotch (n.) cut, gash, wound
scrupulous (adj.) 1 quibbling, cavilling, distrustful
scutcheon (n.) escutcheon, painted shield
seal (n.) 2 pledge, promise, token, sign
seal (v.) 3 make final arrangements, come to an agreement
seal (v.) 3 make final arrangements, come to an agreement
sea-like (adj.) in sea-going trim; or: like a stormy sea
season (n.) 2 opportunity, favourable moment
sea-wing (n.) means of flight by sea
see (v.) 2 see to, manage, attend to
seel (v.) [falconry: sewing up a bird's eyelids, as part of taming] sew up, close up, blind
seel (v.) [falconry: sewing up a bird's eyelids, as part of taming] sew up, close up, blind
seeming (adj.) apparent, convincing in appearance
self (adj.) same, selfsame, identical, exact
semblable (adj.) similar, like, comparable
several (adj.) 1 separate, different, distinct
several (adj.) 1 separate, different, distinct
several (adj.) 1 separate, different, distinct
shadow (n.) 2 reflection, reflected image
shadow (n.) 5 spirit, phantom, spectre, ghost
shard (n.) 2 cow-pat, patch of dung; or: scaly wing [as of a beetle]
shift (n.) 2 evasion, subterfuge, device
shift (v.) 3 change, exchange, swap
shiny (adj.) moonlit, bright
show (n.) 1 appearance, exhibition, display
show (n.) 2 spectacle, display, ceremony
show (v.) appear, look [like], present [as]
showplace (n.) place for public spectacles, theatrical arena
shrewd (adj.) 1 harsh, hard, severe
shroud (n.) 1 protection, shelter
side (n.) frame, compass, limit
side (n.) frame, compass, limit
sign (v.) 3 augur, bode, signify
simple (adj.) 1 common, ordinary, average, humble
since (adv.) 1 recently, of late
sink (v.) 2 be ruined, give up, perish
sir (n.) 2 gentleman, lord, gallant, master
sit down (v.) begin a siege, encamp, blockade
size (n.) 2 bounds, limit, confine
slave (n.) 1 fellow, rascal, rogue, villain
slave (n.) 2 hireling, lackey, menial, servant
slime (n.) rich earth, mud, soil
slippery (adj.) 1 fickle, treacherous, uncertain
smite (v.), past forms smote, smit 1 strike, hit (often, with great force)
smock (n.) woman's undergarment, shift, slip, chemise
snaffle (n.) bridle-bit
so (conj.) 2 even though
sober (adj.) 1 sedate, staid, demure, grave
soft (adv.) 1 [used as a command] not so fast, wait a moment
solder (v.) unite, interlink, fasten
solemnity (n.) 3 solemn occasion, special ritual
something (adv.) 1 somewhat, rather
something (adv.) 2 a little, to some extent
something (adv.) 2 a little, to some extent
sometime (adv.) 2 sometimes, now and then
soothsay (v.) tell the future, prophesy, make predictions
soothsayer (n.) foreteller of events, prophet
sottish (adj.) stupid, foolish, ludicrous
sound (v.) 3 cry out, declare, proclaim
sovereign (adj.) 3 overpowering, unmitigated, extreme
space (n.) 1 space of time, while
spaniel (v.) fawn upon, follow [like a spaniel]
speak (v.) 7 encounter, fight, exchange blows
speak (v.) 7 encounter, fight, exchange blows
speed (v.) 1 meet with success, prosper, flourish
sphere (n.) 1 celestial globe in which a heavenly body was thought to move, orbit
sphere (n.) 1 celestial globe in which a heavenly body was thought to move, orbit
sphere (n.) 1 celestial globe in which a heavenly body was thought to move, orbit
spleet (v.) split, break up
spoil (v.) 1 plunder, pillage, sack
sport (n.) 1 recreation, amusement, entertainment
sport (n.) 1 recreation, amusement, entertainment
sport (n.) 1 recreation, amusement, entertainment
sport (n.) 2 exercise, athletic pastime
sport (n.) 4 subject of sport
spot (n.) 1 stain, blemish, blot
sprightly, spritely (adj.) 1 cheerful, light-hearted, bright
sprightly, spritely (adj.) 1 cheerful, light-hearted, bright
spurn (v.) 2 kick, strike, stamp [on], dash
spurn (v.) 2 kick, strike, stamp [on], dash
squadron (n.) army detachment, body of soldiers
square (adj.) 3 true, accurate, justified
square (n.) 1 type of measuring instrument, especially for right angles
square (n.) 5 affairs, proceedings
square (v.) 1 quarrel, fall out, disagree
square (v.) 1 quarrel, fall out, disagree
squire (n.) 1 gentleman below a knight in rank, attendant on a knight or nobleman
stablishment (n.) confirmed possession, settlement
stage (v.) put on stage, put on public display
stage (v.) put on stage, put on public display
stain (v.) 2 eclipse, belittle, put in the shade
stale (n.) 4 urine
stale (v.) 1 make stale, wear out
stall (v.) 3 dwell, live, settle
stand (v.) 14 withstand, endure, stand up to
stand (v.) 14 withstand, endure, stand up to
stand by (v.) 1 stay close, be near at hand
stand up for (v.) defend, support, champion
stand upon (v.) 1 make an issue of, insist upon, bother about
starts, by / in in fits and starts
state (n.) 1 condition, circumstances, situation, state of affairs
state (n.) 2 status, rank, position
state (n.) 10 government, ruling body, administration
state (n.) 12 welfare, well-being, prosperity
station (n.) 1 stance, bearing, posture
staunch, stanch (adj.) water-tight, steadfast, firm
stay (v.) 4 remain, continue, endure
stay on / upon (v.) wait for, await
stick (v.) 1 be placed, be fixed
stiff (adj.) 2 grave, formidable, weighty
still (adj.) 2 quiet, calm, subdued
still (adj.) 2 quiet, calm, subdued
still (adj.) 2 quiet, calm, subdued
still (adj.) 3 impassive, inscrutable
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
stir (n.) 3 event, happening, activity
stir (v.) 1 move, rouse, excite
stomach (n.) 2 wish, inclination, desire
stomach (v.) resent, take offence at
stomaching (n.) cherishing bitterness, feeling resentful
stop (v.) 1 block, hinder, impede, obstruct
story (n.) 2 book of history, historical record
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
straightway (adv.) straightaway
strange (adj.) 1 remarkable, startling, abnormal, unnatural
strange (adj.) 2 rare, singular, exceptional
strength (n.) 1 troops, forces, resources, followers
strike (v.), past form stroke 3 touch, beset, affect
strike the vessels [unclear meaning] tap the casks; fill the cups; clink the glasses; bang the drums
stripe (n.) stroke of a whip, lash, weal
stroy (v.) destroy
strumpet (n.) harlot, prostitute, whore
strumpet (n.) harlot, prostitute, whore
studied (adj.) 2 prepared, equipped, fitted
study (v.) 1 deliberate, meditate, reflect [on]
stuff (n.) 1 substance, composition, quality, essence
subdued (adj.) overcome, overwhelmed, subjugated
subscribe (v.) 2 sign, endorse, support
success (n.) 1 result, outcome, issue
success (n.) 1 result, outcome, issue
sudden, of / on / upon a / the 1 suddenly
sue (v.) 1 beg, plead, beseech
suffer (v.) 6 perish, be destroyed, collapse
sufficing (adj.) sufficient, enough, adequate
sum (n.) 1 summary, gist, essence
sup (v.) 1 have supper
surfeit (n.) 2 sickness brought on by excess
surfeiter (n.) profligate, libertine, debaucher
sustain (v.) 2 endure, withstand, support
swearing (n.) act of swearing, moment of oath-taking
sweep (v.) 2 prepare, clear [a way]
swerving (n.) lapse, transgression, error
swoon (v.) faint
swoond (v.) variant spelling of ‘swoon’ or ‘swound’
sworder (n.) sword-fighter, gladiator
synod (n.) assembly, council, gathering
taborin, tabourine (n.) type of drum [narrower and longer than a tabor]
tackle (n.) 1 [of a ship] rigging and sails
taint (n.) 1 fault, blemish, flaw
take (v.) 7 bewitch, take possession of, take into one's power
take (v.) 16 measure, estimate, gauge
take all all or nothing, victory or death!
take in (v.) conquer, subdue, overcome
take in (v.) conquer, subdue, overcome
take in (v.) conquer, subdue, overcome
tall (adj.) 1 brave, valiant, bold
targe (n.) shield
target (n.) light round shield
target (n.) light round shield
tart (adj.) sour, severe, grim
tawny (adj.) 1 brown-skinned
teeth, from one's in a pretended way, without conviction
temper (n.) 3 self-control, self-restraint, moderation
temperance (n.) 1 self-control, calm behaviour, moderation
temperance (n.) 2 chastity
tempt (v.) 1 try, test, make trial of
tend (v.) 1 attend, wait on, serve
terrene (adj.) earthly, human, in this world
theme (n.) 2 reason for acting, ground of belief
thick (adj.) 4 foul, nasty, dirty
thicken (v.) grow dim, darken
think (v.) 2 reflect, meditate, brood
thought (n.) 2 melancholic reflection, anxiety, sorrow, worry
threat (v.) threaten
three (n.) few, hardly any, a handful
three-nooked (adj.) three-cornered
throe forth (v.) give painful birth to
throw (v.) 2 bestow, cast, pass on
tight (adj.) 2 skilled, deft, adept
time (n.) 2 times, present day, present state of affairs
time (n.) 8 right moment, favourable opportunity
time (n.) 14 passing of time, while
timely (adv.) 2 early, prematurely
tinct (n.) 2 [alchemy] tincture, elixir
tire (n.) 1 head-dress, ornament for the head, raiment
tissue (n.) [type of] rich cloth, sumptuous fabric
title (n.) 1 [legal] right, claim, entitlement
toil (n.) net, snare, trap
tokened (adj.) shown by marks, spotted, blotchy
tongue (n.) 1 speech, expression, language, words, voice
top / tops of, in (prep.) at the highest level of, at the peak of, in the forefront of
touch (n.) 3 factor, reason, motive
touch (v.) 2 refer to, treat of, deal with
touch (v.) 3 affect, move, stir
touch (v.) 3 affect, move, stir
touch (v.) 4 achieve, accomplish, attain
toward (adv.) impending, forthcoming, in preparation
toy (n.) 3 trinket, trifle, trivial ornament
traduce (v.) defame, slander, calumniate, dishonour
trail (n.) [hunting] scent, track
transmigrate (v.) pass into a new life; or: decompose, rot
treaty (n.) entreaty, proposal for agreement, proposition
treble-sinewed (adj.) strengthened three times over
trencher (n.) plate, platter, serving dish
trespass (n.) wrong, offence, injustice, crime
tribunal (n.) raised platform, elevated rostrum, dais
tributary (n.) ruler who pays tribute
trick (n.) 1 habit, characteristic, typical behaviour
trim (n.) 2 trappings, equipment, outfit
trim up, trim (v.) 2 arrange, fix up, put right
triple (adj.) 1 one of three
triumph (n.) 2 triumphal procession into Rome
triumph (n.) 2 triumphal procession into Rome
triumph (n.) 2 triumphal procession into Rome
triumph (n.) 5 trump-card
triumphant (adj.) triumphal, glorious, celebrating a great victory
triumphant (adj.) triumphal, glorious, celebrating a great victory
troop (n.) company, retinue, band of followers
true (adj.) 4 honest, upright, law-abiding
true (adj.) 5 reliable, trustworthy, dependable
true (adj.) 5 reliable, trustworthy, dependable
trull (n.) drab, trollop, whore
try (v.) 2 put to the test, test the goodness [of]
try (v.) 6 try for, aim at, aspire to
tumble (v.) 1 have sexual intercourse with
tuned (adj.) harmonious, melodious, musical
turn (n.) 1 need, requirement, purpose [especially in the phrase ‘serve one's turn’ = meet one's need]
turn off (v.) 1 reject, repudiate, send away
unarm (v.) disarm, remove armour
unbewailed (adj.) unbemoaned, without lamentation
uncuckolded (adj.) with a faithful wife
undinted (adj.) unmarked by blows, without dents
undo (v.) 1 ruin, destroy, wipe out
unequal (adj.) unjust, unfair, undeserved
unexecuted (adj.) unused, idle, out of action
unfolded (adj.) exposed, revealed, unmasked
ungentle (adj.) 1 unmannerly, discourteous, impolite
unhacked (adj.) unused, with no gashes
unhair (v.) take the hair from
unnoble (adj.) ignoble, dishonourable, disgraceful
unpeople (v.) empty of people, depopulate
unpolicied (adj.) outwitted in intrigue, diminished in statecraft
unpurposed (adj.) unintentional, unwitting, unthinking
unqualitied (adj.) unmanned, beside himself, bereft of all capacities
unreconciliable (adj.) unreconcilable, in perpetual conflict
unseminared (adj.) emasculated, deprived of virility
unstate (v.) 1 strip position from, deprive of standing, dispossess
up (adv.) 4 shut up, in prison, in custody
upon (prep.) 3 on account of
uprise (n.) rising, dawn
urge (v.) 4 bring forward, advocate, represent
use (n.) 6 trust, possession, tenure
use (v.) 1 be accustomed, make a habit [of]
use (v.) 1 be accustomed, make a habit [of]
use (v.) 3 make use of, engage [in], practise [with]
use (v.) 7 satisfy, fulfil, engage in
vacancy (n.) 1 empty space, nothingness
vacancy (n.) 2 spare time, leisure
vagabond (adj.) drifting, meandering, wandering
vale (n.) valley, lowland
vant (n.) van, front line
vantage (n.) 2 advantageous position, place of vantage, superiority
vantage (n.) 3 advantage, benefit, advancement, profit
vapour (n.) 2 mist, cloud, fog
variance (n.) falling out, disagreement, discord
varletry (n.) mob, menials, ruffians
vassal (n.) 1 servant, slave, subject
vassal (n.) 1 servant, slave, subject
vent (n.) 2 emission, discharge, seepage
vent (v.) 1 utter, express, air, proclaim
very (adj.) 1 [intensifying] thorough-going, absolute
vesper (n.) evening, eventide
vestal (n.) woman vowed to chastity, virgin, priestess
vial (n.) phial, small bottle, flask
viand (n.) (usually plural) food, victuals, foodstuff
vie (v.) 1 stake, venture, wager
view (n.) 3 presence, meeting, sight
vile, vild (adj.) 2 despicable, disgusting, abhorrent
virtue (n.) 3 courage, valour, bravery
visage (n.) 1 face, countenance
volley (v.) utter, express, proclaim
vouchsafe (v.) 3 deign, condescend
vulgar (adj.) 2 generally known, commonly acknowledged
wage (v.) 4 struggle, do battle, vie
waned (adj.) faded, diminished [in beauty]
want (n.) 3 need, requirement, necessity
want (v.) 1 lack, need, be without
want (v.) 1 lack, need, be without
want (v.) 1 lack, need, be without
want (v.) 1 lack, need, be without
want (v.) 3 fall short [of], be deficient [in]
warrant (v.) 1 assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
warrant (v.) 1 assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
wassail (n.) drinking-party, carousal, revels
waste (n.) 5 lavish spending, extra expenditure
wear out (v.) 1 outlive, survive, outlast
weet (v.) know
weigh (v.) 2 consider, take into account
well (adv.) 3 in a state of happiness, in bliss
well-divided (adj.) well-balanced, evenly shared
wench (n.) girl, lass
wench (n.) girl, lass
wharf (n.) river bank
whole (adj.) 1 healthy, well, in sound condition
wild (adj.) 5 furious, mad, infuriated
will (n.) 2 lust, sexual desire, passion
win (v.) 1 gain advantage [over], get the better [of]
window (n.) 2 (plural) eyelids
window (v.) put in a window, place on display
wish (v.) 2 wish for, support
withhold (v.) 1 restrain, hold back, keep in check
woe (adj.) sorry, sorrowful, sad
word (n.) 2 declaration, affirmation, proclamation
word (v.) 1 speak, utter, say
workman (n.) craftsman, skilled worker
workyday (adj.) ordinary, commonplace, everyday
worm (n.) 1 serpent, snake
worship (n.) 1 esteem, honour, renown
wot (v.) 1 learn, know, be told
wounded (adj.) damaged, tainted, tarnished
yare (adj.) 1 [nautical] manageable, easy to manouevre, ready for sea
yare (adj.) 2 quick, deft, adept
yare (adv.) quick, without delay, right now
yarely (adv.) quickly, briskly, lively
yield (v.) 2 concede, acknowledge, grant
yield (v.) 7 reward, repay, thank
   
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