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Selfless (self'les), a. Having no regard to Self-pity (self'pit-i), n. Pity ou one's self. I will; not controlled by external force or self; unselfish.

And sweet self pity, or the fancy of it,

authority. Lo, now, what hearts have menl they never mount

Made his eye moist.


Power, self-restrained, the people best obey. As high as woman in her selfless mood. Tennyson. Self-pleached (self-pléch'ed), a. Pleached

Dryden, Selflessness (self-les-nes), n. Freedom from or interwoven by natural growth; inter

Self-restraint (self-ré-stránt),n. Restraint selfishness. twined; intertwisted.

or control imposed on one's self; self-comSelf-life (self'lif), n. Life in one's self; a

Round thee blow self pleached deep,

mand; self-control. living solely for one's own gratification or

Bramble-roses, faint and pale,

Self-reverence (self-rev'er-ens), n. Reveradvantage.

And long purples of the dale. Tennyson. ence or due respect for one's own character. Self-liket (self'lik), a. Exactly similar; cor. Self-pleasing (self-plêz'ing), a. Pleasing

dignity, or the like. responding one's self; gratifying one's own wishes.

Sell-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control, Till Strephon's plaining voice him nearer drew,

These three alone lead life to sovereign power. Bacon.

Tennyson. Where, by his words, his self-like case he knew, Self-pollution (self-pol-lü’shon), n. Same Sir P. Sidney.

| Self-reverent (self-rev'er-ent), a. Having

as Self-abuse, 2 Self-limited (self'lim-it-ed), a. In pathol. 'Self-possessed (self'poz-zest),a. Composed;

reverence or due respect for one's seli. a term applied to a disease which appears

*Self-reverent each, and reverencing each. not disturbed. Neithe

sess'd nor to run a definite course, but is little modi

Tennyson. startled.' Tennyson. fied by treatment, as small-pox.

Self-righteous (self-rit'yus), a. Righteous Self-possession (self-poz-zesh'on), n. The Self-love (self'luv), n. The love of one's

in one's own esteem. possession of one's powers; presence of own person or happiness; an instinctive

Self-righteousness (self-rit'yus-nes), n. mind; calmness; self-command. principle in the human mind which impels Self-praise (sell' práz). n. The praise of

Reliance on one s own supposed righteonsevery rational creature to preserve his life,

ness; righteousness, the merits of which a one's self; self-applause; as, self-praise is and promote his own happiness.

person attributes to himself: false or pharino commendation. And while self-love cach jealous writer rules,

saical righteousness.

Self-praise is sometimes no fault. W. Broome. Contending wits become the sport of fools. Pope.

Self-rolled (self'röld), a. Coiled on itself. Not only is the phrase self-love used as synonymous Self-preference (self-pref'er-ens), n. Pre. In labyrinth of many a round self-rolled.' with the desire of happiness, but it is often con ference of one's self to others.

Milton. founded with the word selfishness, which certainly. Self-preservation (self'prez-ér-vá"shon), th Self-ruined (self-rö'ind), a. Ruined by one's in strict propriety, denotes a very different disposi.

own conduct.
The preservation of one's self from destruc-
tion of mind.

D. Stewart.
tion or injury.

Self-sacrifice (self-sak'ri-fis), n. Sacrifice of So long as self-love does not degenerate into selfishness it is quite compatible with true benevolence.

The desire of existence is a natural affection of the one's self or of self-interest.
Fleming. soul; it is self-preservation in the highest and truest

Give unto me, made lowly wise,
As to difference between self-love and sel meaning.


The spirit of self-sacrifice. Il'ordsworth fishness see also SELFISHNESS. Self-preserving (self-prē-zerv'ing), a. Pre

Self-sacrificing (self - sak'ri - fis-ing), a. Self-loving (self'luv-ing), a. Loving one's serving one's seif.

Yielding up one's own interest, feelings, self. Iz. Walton. Self-pride (self'prid), n. Pride in one's own

&c.; sacrificing one's self. Self-luminous (self-lü'min-us), a. Lumin character, abilities, or reputation, self

Self-same (self' såm), a. (Self here is the ous of itself; possessing in itself the pro esteem. Colton. perty of emitting light; thus, the sun, fixed

adjective, same, very. ] I'he very same; Self-profit (sell'pro-fit), n. One's own profit,

identical. stars, flames of all kinds, bodies which shtne gain, or advantage; self-interest. Un

And his servant was healed in the self-same hour. by being heated or rubbed, are sel-luminous. biassed by self-profit.' Tennyson.

fat. viii. 13. Self-made (sell' mād), a. Made by one's self-propagating (self-prop'a-gat-ing), a. The self-same moment I could pray. Coleridge. self; specifically, having risen in the world Propagating by one's self or itself.

Self-satisfied (self-sat'is-fid), a. Satisfied by one's own exertions; as, a self-made man. Self - registering (self-rej' is-tér-ing), a.

with one's self. Self-mastery (self-mas'tér-i), n. Mastery Registering automatically; an epithet ap

of one's self self-command; self-control plied to any instrument so contrived as to No caverned hermit rests self-satisfied. Pope. Self-mate (selt mät), n. A mate for one's record its own indications of phenomena, Self-satisfying (self-sat'is-fi-ing), a. Giving self. Shak.

whether continuously or at stated times, or satisfaction to one's self. Nilton. Self-mettlet (self'met-1), n. One's own flery at the maxima or minima of variations; as, Self-scorn (sell'skorn), n. Scorn of one's tem per or mettle; inherent courage.

a self-registering barometer, thermometer, self.
Anger is like
or the like.

Deep dread and loathing of her solitude
A full hot horse, who, being allowid his way, Self-regulated (self-reg'u-låt-ed), a. Regu-

Fell on her, from which mood was born
Self-mettle tires him.

lated by one's self or itself.

Scorn of herself; again from out that mood

Laughter at her self-scorn. Self-motion (self-mo'shon),n. Motion given Self-regulative (self-reg'ü-lat-iv), a. Tend

Tennyson. by inherent powers, without external im ing or serving to regulate one's self or itself.

Self-seeker (self'sēk-er), n. One who seeks pulse; spontaneous motion. Whewell.

only his own interest. All great self-seekers Matter is not endued with self-motion. Cheyne. Self-reliance (self-rê-li'ans), n. Reliance trampling on the right.' Tennyson. on one's own powers.

Self-seeking (self'sēk-ing), a. Seeking one's Self-moved (self-mövd). a. Moved by in

Self-reliant (self-ré-li'ant), a. Relying on own interest or happiness; selfish. “A herent power without the aid of external

one's self; trusting to one's own powers. tradesman; a self-seeking wretch.' Arbuthimpulse. "Self-moved with weary wings.'

Self-relying (self-rê-li'ing), a. Depending
Self-movent (self-möv'ent), a. Same as

on one's self.

Self-seeking (self' sēk-ing), n. Undue atSelf-moving.

Self-renunciation (self'rē-nun-si-ä"shon) | tention to one's own interest.
n. The act of renouncing one's own rights

Self-slain (sell'slán), a. Slain or killed by Body cannot be self-existent, because it is not self. or claims; self-abnegation.

one's self; a suicide. movent.

N. Grew.

Self-repellency (self-ré-pel'en-si), 12. The For that the church all sacred rites to the self-slain Self-moving (self-möv'ing), a. Moving by inherent power of repulsion in a body.


7. Baillie. inherent power, without extraneous influ. Self-repeiling (self-re-pel'ing), a. Repel. Self-slaughter (self-sla'ter), n. The slaughence. Martinus Scriblerus. ling by its own inherent power.

ter of one's self. Shak Self-murder (self-mér'der), n. The murder

Self-repetition (self'rep-e-ti"shon), n. The Self-slaughtered (self-sla'térd), a. Slaugh. of one's self; suicide.

act of repeating one's own words or deeds; tered or killed by one's self. Shak. By all human laws, as well as divine, self-murder the saying or doing of what one has already Self-styled (self'stild), a, Called or styled has ever been agreed on as the greatest crimne.

said or done. Sir W

by one's self; pretended; would-be. Those Temple. Self-murderer (self-mér'dér-ér), n. One

Self-reproach (self-rê-proch'), n. The act self-styled our lords.' Tennyson. who voluntarily destroys his own life; a

of reproaching or condemning one's self ; | Self-subdued (self-sub-dud), a. Subdued suicide. Paley.

the reproach or censure of one's own con by one's own power or means. Shak.

science. Self-neglecting (self-ne-glekt'ing), 1. A

Self-substantial (self-sub-stan'shal). a. neglecting of one's self.

Self-reproached (self-re-pröcht'), a. Re Composed of one's own substance. Feedest

proached by one's own conscience. Self-love, my liege, is not so great a sin

thy life's flame with self-substantial fuel'
Self-reproaching (self-ré-proch'ing), a.
As self-neglecting.

Shak. [Rare.)
Reproaching one's self.
Self-offence (sell'of-fens), n. One's own

Self-subversive (self-sub-vér'siv), a. OverSelf-reproachingly (self-ré-proch'ing-li), turning or subverting itself. offence. Shak.

adv. By reproaching one's self. Self-opinion (self-o-pin'yun), n. 1. One's

Self-sufficience (self-suf-A'shens), n. Same Self-reproof (self-ré-prof'), n. The reproof as Self-sufficiency. own opinion. - 2. Exalted opinion of one's

of one's self; the reproof of conscience. Self-sufficiency (self-suf-fi'shen-si), n. The self; overweening estimate of one's self:

Self-reproved (self-ré-prövd'), a. Reproved state or quality of being self-sufficient : (a) self-conceit.

by consciousness or one's own sense of guilt. inherent fitness for all ends or purposes : Confidence as opposed to modesty, and distin Self-reproving (self-rē.pröv'ing), a. Re independence of others; capability of workguished from decent assurance, proceeds from selfopinion, occasioned by ignorance and flattery. proving by consciousness.

ing out one's own ends. The self-sufficiency Feremy Collier.

self-reproving (self-ré-prov'ing), n. Re of the Godhead.' Bentley (0) An overSelf-opinioned (self--pin'yund), a. Valuing proof of one's own conscience; self-reproach. weening opinion of one's own endowments one's own opinion highly. "A bold self Shak.

or worth: excessive confidence in one's own opinioned physician.' South

Self-repugnant (sell-ré-pug'nant), a. Re competence or sufficiency. Self-originating (self-o-rij'i-nat-ing). a. pugnant to itself, self-contradictory; incon

Self-sufficiency proceeds from inexperience. Originating in, produced by, beginning with, sistent.

Addison. or springing from one's self or itself.

A single tyrant may be found to adopt as incon. Self-sufficient (self-suf-fl'shent), a. 1. CapSell-partiality (self-pär-shal'i-ti), n. That sistent and self-reprenant a set of principles, as able of effecting all one's own ends or ful. partiality by which a man overrates his own

twenty could agree upon.

Brougham. filling all one's own desires without the aid worth when compared with others. Lord Self-repulsive (self-ré-pulsiv), a. Repul of others. Kames. sive in or by one's self or itself.

Neglect of friends can never be proved rational Self-perplexed (self-per-plekst), a. Per Self-respect (self-rê-spekt), n. Respect for till we prove the person using it omnipotent and self. plexed by one's own thoughts. one's self or one's own character.

sufficient, and such as can never need mortal assistSell-restrained (self-rē-stränd'), a

ance. Here he looked so selfoner Next,


South. That Katie laugh'd.


strained by itself or by one's own power of 2. Having undue confidence in one's own

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similare, simulare, to make like, from similis, like. Root same as that of E. same.) 1. Similarity; resemblance; hence, mere show or make-believe. High words that bore semblance of worth.' Milton.-2. External figure or appearance; exterior; show; form. Their semblance kind, and mild their gestures were.

Fairfax. He made his Masque what it ought to be, essentially lyrical, and dramatic only in semblance. Macaulay. 3. A form or figure representing something; likeness; image. No more than wax shall be accounted evil

Wherein is stamp'd the semblance of a devil. Shak. Semblantt (sem'blant), n. Show; figure;

resemblance. Spenser. Semblant (semblant), a. 1.7 Like; resembling. Prior.--2. Appearing; seeming rather than real; specious.

Thou art not true; thou art not extant-only sem. blant.

Carlyle. Semblative t (sem'bla-tiv), a. Resembling: seeming.

And all is semblative a woman's part. Shak, Semblaunt. Semblant. t n. [Fr. semblant.)

Seeming; appearance. Chaucer. Semble (sem'bl), vi (Fr. sembler, to imitate. See SEMBLANCE) 1. To imitate; to represent or to make similar; to make a likeness. Where sembling art may carve the fair effect.' Prior. - 2. In law, used impersonally, generally under the abbreviation sem. or semb. for it seems, and com

monly prefixed to a point of law (not necessary to be decided in the case) which has not been directly settled, but on which the court indicates its opinion. Semé (sem'ā), a. (Fr., sown.] In her. a term em

ployed to describe a field Seme of fleur-de-lis. or charge powdered or

strewed over with figures, as stars, billets, crosses, &c. It is also called

Powdered. Semecarpus (sē - mē-kår' pus), n. (Gr. sëmeion, a mark, and karpos, fruit.) A small genus of Asiatic and Australian trees, nat. order Anacardiacere, so named from the remarkable property possessed by the juice of the fruit, whence it is commonly called marking nut. They have alternate, simple, leathery leaves, and terminal or lateral pani. cles of small white flowers. S. Anacardiuu has long been known for the corrosive resinous juice contained in the nut. This juice is at first of a pale milk colour, but when the fruit is perfectly ripe it is of a pure black colour, and very acrid. It is employed in medicine by the natives of India and to mark all kinds of cotton cloth. The bark is astringent, and yields various shades of a browni dye. A soft, tasteless, brownish-coloured gum exudes from the bark. See MALACCA. Semeiography (sé - mi-og'ra - fi), n. (Gr. sémeion, a mark, a sign, and grapho, to write.) The doctrine of signs; specifically, in pathol. a description of the marks or SEMESE

be mihi

streagth, ability, or endowments; haughty; 2. To be sold; as, corn sells at a good price. overbearing.

Few writings sell which are not filled with great This is not to be done in a rash and self-sufficient names.

Addison. aner, but with an humble dependence on divine To sell out. (a) to sell one's commission in

the army and retire from the service. (6) To Self-sustained (self'sns-tånd), a. Sustained

dispose of all one's shares in a company. by one's sell.

Sell (sel), n. An imposition; a cheat; a Self-taught (self'tat), a. Taught by one's

deception; a trick successfully played at self; as, a elf-taught genius.

another's expense. (Slang.) Self-thinking (seir thingk-ing), a. Think- |

Sellanders, Sellenders (sellan-derz, sel'. ing for one's sell, forming one's own opinions

len-derz), n. (Fr, solandres. Comp. malan. irrespective of others.

ders.) A skin disease in a horse's hough or Our sof-thinking inhabitants agreed in their ra. pastern owing to a want of cleanliness. tonal estimate of the new family. “Mrs. S. C. Hall. Sella Turcica (sel'la tur' si-ka), n. [So Seli-tormenting (self-tor-menting).a. Tor named from its supposed resemblance to a menting one's self or itself. “Self-torrent Turkish saddle.) A cavity in the sphenoid ing sin' Crashare.

bone, containing the pituitary gland, and

the pituitary gland, and Self-tormentor (self-tor-ment'ér), n. One surrounded by the four clinoid processes. who torments himself.

Selle. n A cell. Chaucer. Self-torture (self-tor'tur), n. Pain or tor Selle, t n. A sill; a door-sill or threshold. tore inflicted on one's self; as, the self-tor. Chaucer. ture of the heathen

Selle t (sel), n. (Written also Sell (which Sell-trust (self'trust). 7. Trust or faith in see).) 1. A seat; a settle; a throne. ope's self; sell-reliance. Shak

Many a yeoman, bold and free, Self-view (sell'vû), n. 1. A view of one's

Revell'd as merrily and well self or of one's own actions and character.

As those that sat in lordly selle. Sir W. Scott. 2 Regard or care for one's personal interests.

2. A saddle. Self-violence (sell-vi'o-lens). 1. Violence Seller (sel'ér), n. One who sells; a vender. to one's selt. Young.

To things of sale a seller's praise belongs. Shak. Self-will (self' wil), n. One's own will;

Selters-water (selt'érz-wa-tér), n. A highlyobetinacy.

prized medicinal mineral water found at In their anger they slew a man, and in their self will Nieder-Selters in the valley of the Lahn, they drzged down a wall.

Gen. xlix. 6.

Nassau, Germany. It contains chloride of Self-willed (sell' wild), a. Governed by sodium, carbonates of magnesium, sodium, one's own will; not yielding to the will or and calcium, and a large quantity of free wishes of others; not accommodating or carbonic acid. Called less correctly Seltzercompliant; obstinate.

water. Presumptuous are they, self-willer. 2 Pet. ii. 10. Seltzogene (selt’ző-jēn), n. Same as GazoSell-worship (self-wêr'ship), n. The idol

gene. izing of one's selt.

Selvage (sel'vaj), n. See SELVEDGE.

Selvagee (sel-va-je). n. Naut. a skein or Self-worshipper (self-wêr'ship-ér), n. One who idolizes himself.

hank of rope-yarn wound round with yarns

or marline, used for stoppers, straps, &c. Sell-wrong (selfʻrong), n. Wrong done by

Selvet (selv), a. Self; same; very a person to himself.

Chaucer. But lest myself be guilty of self-wrong

Selvedge (sel'vej), n. [Self and edge; lit. an Ti sop míae ears against the mermaid's song. Shak.

edge formed of the stuff itself, in opposition

to one sewed on. Comp. D. zelf kant, zelfegge, Selion (sel'i-on), n. [L.L. selio, selionis; Fr. zelfeinde, LG, selfkant, selfende, G. selbende, sillon, a ridge, a furrow.) A ridge of land

lit. self-edge, seli-end. ] 1. The edge of cloth rising between two furrows, of a breadth where it is closed by complicating the soinetimes greater, sometimes less.

threads; a woven border or border of close Sell (sel), . (Also selle, from Fr. selle, L. work on a fabric; list. willa, a seat, a saddle.] 1. A saddle.

Meditation is like the selvedge, which keeps the cloth What mighty warrior that mote be

from ravelling

Echard. Who rode in golden sell with single speare. Spenser.

2. Naut, same as Selvagee.-3. The edge-plate Some commentators on Shakspere think

of a lock through which the bolt shoots. that the well-known passage in Macbeth, Selvedged, Selvaged (selvejd, sel'vājd), a. act i, scene 7,

Having a selvedge.
I have no spur
To prick the sides of my intent, but only

Selves (selvz), pl. of self. “Our past selves.'
Vaulting ambition which o'erleaps itself

Aad falls on the other,

Sely + (sēti), a. Same as Seely. should read, Vaulting ambition which o'er Selynesst (sē'li-nes), n. (From sely or scely, leaps its sell.'-2. A throne; a seat.

prosperous.) Happiness. Chaucer. A tyrant proud frowned from his lofty sell. Fairfax.

Semaphore (sem'a-for), n. (Gr. sema, a

sign, and phero, to bear.] A kind of teleSell (Bel) v.t pret. & pp. sold; ppr. selling. graph or apparatus for conveying informa(4. Sax mellan, syllan, to give, to deliver up;

tion by signals visible at a distance, such as LG sellen. Icel. selja, to sell, to deliver:

oscillating arms or flags by daylight and lanGoth taljan, to offer, to sacrifice. The ori

terns at night. Many kinds of semaphores ginal meaning would seem to have been to

were in use before the invention of the elecgive or transfer in a solemn manner.] 1. To

tric telegraph, and a simple form is still transfer, as property, or the exclusive right

employed on railways to regulate traffic.of possession, to another for an equivalent; Semaphore plant, a name given to Desmoto give up for a consideration; to dispose of

dium gyrans, from the peculiar movements for something else, especially for money. It of its leaves. See DESMODIUM. is correlative to buy, as one party buys what Semaphoric, Semaphorical (sem-a-forlik, the other sells, and is now usually distin

sem-a-for'ik-al), a. Relating to a semaphore gaished from exchange or barter, in which

or to semaphores; telegraphic one commodity is given for another; whereas Semaphorically (sem - a - for' ik -al-li ), in selling the consideration is generally

adv. By means of a semaphore. Inoney or its representative in current Semaphorist (se-maffor-ist), n. One who notes.

has charge of a semaphore. I thou wilt be perfect go and sell that thou hast, and Sematology (ső-ma-tol'o-ji), n (Gr. sēma, give to the poor.

Mat. xix. 21.

sëmatos, a sign, and logos, discourse.) The 2 To make a matter of bargain and sale of; doctrine of signs, particularly of verbal signs, to accept a price or reward for, as for a in the operations of thinking and reasoning; breach of duty, trust, or the like; to take a the science of language as expressed by signs. bribe for: to betray.

Smart (Rare.) You would have sold your king to slaughter. Shak. Semblable + (sem'bla-bl), a. (Fr.] Like; To impose upon; to cheat; to deceive; to

similar; resembling. Tretool (Slang.)

It is a wonderful thing to see the semblable coher.

ence of his inen's spirits and his. We could not but langh quietly at the complete suc.

Shak. ces of the Rajah's scheine; we were, to use a vulgar Semblablet (sem'bla-bl),n. Likeness; repreporase, 'regularly sold

W. H. Russell,

sentation, that which is like or represents. -To sell one's life dearly. to cause great loss

His semblable is his mirror, Shak. to those who take one's life; to do great in

His semblable, yea, himself Timon disdains. Shak, jury to the enemy before one is killed. -To rel one up, to sell a debtor's goods to pay his

Semblably + (sem'bla-bli), adv. In a similar creditors

manner; similarly. Sell (del). v i. 1. To have commerce: to prac. A gallant knight he was, his name was Blunt: tise selling

Semblably furnish'd like the king himself. Shak. I will buy with you, sell with you; but I will not eat

Semblance (sem'blans), n. (Fr. semblance, with you

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Semeiological (sē'mi-o-lojik-al), a. Relat. ing to semeiology or the doctrine of signs; specifically, pertaining to the symptoms of diseases. Semeiology (se-mi-ol'o-ji), n. [Gr. sē meion, a mark, a sign, and logos, discourse.)

The doctrine of signs; semeiotics. Semeiotic (se-mi-ot'ik), a. Relating to semeiotics; pertaining to signs; specifically, relating to the symptoms of diseases; symptomatic. Semeiotics (sé-mi-ot'iks), n. [Gr. sēmeion, a mark, a sign.] 1. The doctrine or science of signs; the language of signs.-2. In pathol. that branch which teaches how to judge of all the symptoms in the human body, whether healthy or diseased; symptomatology; semeiology. Semeliche,t Semely,t a. Seemly; comely.

Chaucer. Semelyhede, t n. Seemliness; comeliness.

Romaunt of the Rose. Semen (sē'men), n. (L., from root of sero, to sow. 1. The seed or prolific fluid of male animals; the secretion of a testicle; sperm. 2. The seed of plants, or the matured ovule.-Semen contra See SEMENCINE. Semencine (sē'men-sin), n. A strong aromatic, bitter drug. which has long been in much repute as an anthelmintic. It consists of the dried flower-buds of a number



rrors of Ariu disguising, then acknowledge Semicuo applied to

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of species of Artemisia. Called also Satonici Semicircular. 'A semicircled farthingale.' Semi-flosculous, Semi-ilosculose (sem-i. Semen, Semen Contra, Wormseed, &c. Shak,

flos'kü-lus, sem-i-flos'kū-los), a. (Semi, and Semese (sem - ēs'), a. (L. semi, half, and Semicircular (sem-i-sér'kû-ler), a. Having L. flosculus, a little flower. In bot. having esus, eaten, from edo, esum, to eat. ) Half the form of a half circle. -Semicircular the corolla split and turned to one side, as eaten. (Rare.)

canala, in anat. the name given, from their in the ligule of composites. No; they're sons of gyps, and that kind of thing, who figure, to three canals belonging to the organ Semi-fluid (sem-i-fù'id), a. Imperfectly feed on the semese fragments of the high table.

of hearing, situated in the petrous portion fluid.

Farrar of the temporal bone, and opening into the semi-formed (sem'i-förmd),a. Half-formed; Semester (se - mes'tér), n. [L. semestris, vestibule.

imperfectly formed; as, a semi-formed cryshall-yearly-sex, six, and mensis, month.) A

Semi-circumference (sem'i-sér-kum"fér- | tal period or term of six months. ens), n. Half the circumference.

Semi-horal (sem-i-ho'ral), a. Half-hourly. Semi (sem'i). (L. semi, Gr. hèmi.) A prefix

Semicirque (sem'i-sérk), n. A seinicircle; a Semi-ligneous (sem-i-lig nė-us), a. Half or signifying half; half of; in part; partially.

semicircular hollow. The semicirque of partially ligneous or woody. In bot. applied The compounds are generally of very obvious wooded hills.' Fraser's Mag.

to a stem which is woody at the base and meaning if the latter parts be known, and we give only a certain number of them be

Upon a semicirque of turf-clad ground,

herbaceous at the top, as the common rue, The hidden nook discovered to our view

sage, and thyme. low.

A mass of rock.

Wordsworth. Semi-liquid (sem-i-lik'wid), a. Half-liquid; Semi-acid (sem'i-as-id), n. and a. Half-acid;

Semicolon (sem'i-ko-lon), n. In gram, and semi-fluid sub-acid.

punctuation, the point (:), the mark of a Semi-liquidity (sem'i-lik-wid"i-ti), n. The Semi-amplexicaul (sem'i-am-plek"si-kal), a. (L. semi, half, amplector, amplexus, to

pause to be observed in reading or speak) state of being semi-liquid; partial liquidity.

ing, of less duration than the colon, and Semilor (sem'i-lor), n. (Prefix semi, half, embrace, and caulis, stem.) Partially am

more than that of the comma. It is used and Fr. l'or, gold.) An alloy, consisting of plexicaul. In bot. embracing the stem half

to distinguish the conjunct members of a five parts of copper and one of zinc, used around, as a leaf. sentence.

for manufacturing cheap jewelry, &c. Semi-angle (sem'i-ang-gl), n. The half of a

Semi-column (sem'i-kol-um), n. A half co Semilunar (sem-i-lü'ner), a. [Fr. sémilugiven or measuring angle. lumn.

naire-L. semi, half, and luna, the moon.) Semi-annual (sem-i-an'nū-al), a. Half

Semi-columnar (sem'i-ko-lum"ner).a. Like Resembling in form a half-moon. 'A semiyearly Semi-annular (sem-i-an'nû-lér), a. (L.

lunar ridge.' N. Grew.-- Semilunar cartia half column; flat on one side and round

lages. in anat. two fibro-cartilages which on the other: a botanical term, applied to semi, hall, and annulus, a ring ] Having a stem, leaf, or petiole.

exist between the condyles of the os femoris the figure of half a ring; forming a semi

and the articulate surfaces of the tibia. circle.

Semi-conscious (sem-i-kon'shus), a. Im-
N. Greu.
perfectly conscious. De Quincey.

Semilunar ganglia, in anat. the ganglia Semi - Arian (sem -i -a'ri-an), n. (See

Semicopet (sem'i-kop), n. An ancient cleri. formed by the great sympathetic nerve on ARIAN.) In eccles. hist. a branch of the

its entrance into the abdomen, from which Arians, who in appearance condemned the

cal garment, being a half or short cloak.

nerves are sent to all the viscera-Semierrors of Arius but acquiesced in some of

Semi-crystalline (sem-i-kris'tal-in), a. Half | lunar notch, in anat, an indentation in the his principles, disguising them under more or imperfectly crystallized,

form of a half-moon between the coracoid moderate terms. They did not acknowledge

Semicubical (sem-i-kůb'ik-al), a. In conic process and the superior border of the the Son to be consubstantial with the Father, sections, applied to a species of parabola

scapula. - Semilunar valves, in anat. the that is, of the same substance, but admitted

defined by this property, that the cubes of three valves at the beginning of the pulhim to be of a like substance with the Father,

the ordinates are proportional to the squares monary artery and aorta: so named from not by nature, but by a peculiar privilege. Semi-Arian (sem-i-ari-an), a. Pertaining to

of the corresponding abscissas. This curve their half-moon shape.

is the evolute of the common parabola. Semilunary, Semilunate (sem-i-lü'na-ri). Semi-Arianism. Semicubium, Semicupium (sem-i-kú'bi

sem-i-lü'nāt), a Semi-Arianism (sem-i-â'ri-an-izm), n. The

Semilunar. 'A semilunary

form.' Sir T. Herbert. doctrines or tenets of the Semi-Arians. um, sem-i-kú'pi-um), n. (L.L., from semi,

Semi-membranous(sem-i-mem'bra-nus).a. Semi-attached (sem'i-at-tacht'),a. Partially

half, and cupa, a tun, a cask.) A half-bath, attached or united; partially bound by affec

Half or partially membranous. In anat. or one that covers only the lower extremi. ties and hips. [Rare.]

applied to a muscle of the thigh, from the tion, interest, or special preference of any kind.

long flat membrane-like tendon at its upper Semicylinder (sem-i-sil'in-der), n. Half a cylinder.

part. It serves to bend the leg. We would have been semi-attached as it were. We would have locked up that room in either heart where

Semi-cylindric, Semi-cylindrical (sem'i. | Semi-menstrual (sem-i-men'strö-al), a. (L.

si-lin"drik. sem'i-si-lin"drik-al), a the skeleton was, and said nothing about it.

semi, half, and menstrualis,monthly.) Half


cylindrical. - Semi-cylindrical leaf, in bot. monthly; specifically, applied to an inequa--Semi-attached house, one of two houses one that is elongated, flat on one side, round lity of the tide which goes through its joined together, but both standing apart on the other.

changes every half-month. from others.

Semi-demi-semiquaver (sem'i-dem-i. | Semi-metal (sem'i-met-al), n. In old chem. Semi-barbarian(semoi- bán - bãori-an), a. sem"i-kwă-ver), n. In music, a note

a metal that is not malleable, as bismuth, Half savage; partially civilized. of half the duration of a demi-semi.

arsenic, nickel, cobalt, antimony, mangaSemi-barbarian (sem'i-bar-bå"ri-an), n. quaver; the sixty-fourth part of a :

nese, &c. One who is but partially civilized. semibreve.

Semi-metallic (sem'i-me-tal"ik ), a. PerSemi-barbaric (sem'i-bår-bar"ik), a Half Semi-detached (sēm'i-de-tacht"), a. Partly taining to a semi-metal; partially metallic barbarous; partly civilized; as, semi-bar separated : applied to one of two houses

in character. baric display. which are detached from other buildings,

Semi-minim (sem'i-min-im), n. In music, Semi-barbarism (sem-i-bärbär-izm), n. and joined together by a single party-wall;

a half minim or crotchet. The state or quality of being semi-bar- | as, a semi-detached villa.

Semi-mute (sem'i-müt), a. Applied to a perbarous or half civilized.

Semi-diameter (sem'i-di-am"et-ér), n. Half son who, owing to losing the sense of hearSemi-barbarous (sem - i - bår' ba-rus). a diameter; a radius.

ing, has lost also to a great extent the Hall civilized; semi-barbarian; semi-bar Semi-diapason (sem'i-di-a-på"zon), n. In faculty of speech, or who, owing to congenibaric. music, an imperfect octave, or an octave

tal deafness, has never perfectly acquired Semibreve (sem'i-brēv), n. In music, a note diminished by a lesser semitone.

that faculty. of half the duration or time of Semi-dia pente (sem'i-di-a-pen"tē), n. In

Semi-mute (semi-mút ), . A semi-mute the breve. The semibreve is music, an imperfect or diminished fifth.

person. the measure note by which all Semi-diaphaneity (sem'i-di-a-fa-nē"i-ti), n.

Seminal (sem'in-al), a. (L. seminalis, from others are now regulated. It Half or imperfect transparency. Boyle.

semen, seed. See SEMEN] 1. Pertaining to is equivalent in time to two Semibreve. Semi-diaphanous (sem'i-di-at"an-us), a.

seed or semen, or to the elements of reprominims, or four crotchets, or Half or imperfectly transparent. “A semi

duction. -- 2. Contained in seed; germinal; eight quavers, or sixteen semiquavers, or diaphanous grey.' Woodward.

rudimental; original. ! thirty-two demi-semiquavers.

Semi-diatessaron (sem'i-di-a-tes"sa-ron), n. These are very imperfect rudiments of Paradise Semibrieff (sem'i-bréf), n. Same as Semi- In music, an imperfect or diminished fourth.

Lost ;' but it is pleasant to see great works in their breve.

seminal state, pregnant with latent possibilities of Semi-ditone (sem'i-di-tôn), n. In music, a


Fohnson. Semi-bull (sem'i - byl), n. Eccles. a bull minor third. issued by a pope between the time of his | Semi-diurnal (sem'i-di-er"nal). a. 1. Per

-Seminal leaf, the same as Seed-leaf. election and that of his coronation. A semi

Seminalt (sem'in-al),n. Seminal state. The taining to or accomplished in half a day or bull has only an impression on one side of

seminals of other iniquities.' Sir T. Browne. twelve hours; continuing half a day.-2. Perthe seal. After the consecration the name of

Seminality (sem-i-nal'i-ti), n. The state of

taining to or accomplished in six hours. the pope and date are stamped on the re

being seminal, the power of being produced. Semi-diurnal arc, in astron. the arc deverse, thus constituting a double bull. scribed by a heavenly body in half the time

Sir T. Browne. Semi-calcined (sem-i-kal' sind), a. Half between its rising and setting

Seminarian, Seminarist (sem-i-nä'ri-an, calcined; as, semi-calcined iron. Semi-dome (sem'i-döm), n. Half a dome,

sem'in-a-rist), n. A member of a seminary: Semi-castrate (sem-i-kas'trāt), v.t. To

specifically, an English Roman Catholic especially as formed by a vertical section. deprive of one testicle. Semi-double (sem-i-du'bl), n. An inferior

priest educated in a foreign seminary. Semi-castration (sem'i-kas-trā"shon), n. or secondary ecclesiastical festival, ranking Seminarists now come from Rome to pervert souls. Half castration; deprivation of one tes. next above a simple feast or bare commemo

Sheldon ticle. Sir T. Browne. ration. Rev. F. G. Lee.

Seminary (sem'i-na-ri), n. (Fr. séminaire; Semi-chorus (sem-i-ko'rus), n.

L. seminarium, from semen, seminis, seed, A chorus, Semi-double (sem-i-du'bl), a. In bot. having usually short, or part of a chorus, performed

from root of sero, satum, to sow.) 17 A the outermost stamens converted into petals by a few singers.

seed-plot; ground where seed is sown for while the inner ones remain perfect: said Semicircle (sem'i-sér-kl), n. 1. The half of of a flower.

producing plants for transplantation; a a circle; the part of a circle comprehended Semi-fable (sem'i-fa-bl). n. A mixture of

nursery; as, to transplant trees from a semibetween its diameter and half of its circum

nary. Mortimer.-27 The place or original truth and fable; a narrative partly fabulous ference. - 2. An instrument for measuring and partly true. De Quincey. (Rare.)

stock whence anything is brought. angles: a graphometer.-3. Any body in the Semi-flexed (sem'i-flekst), a. Half-bent.

This stratum, ... being the seminary or promp form of a half circle. Semi-floscular (sem-i-flos'kűler), a. Same

tuary, that furnishes forth matter for the formation

and increment of animal and vegetable bodies. Semicircled (sem'i-sér-kld), a. Same as as Semi-flosculous.


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2. A place of education; any school, academy, | Semi-Pelagian (sem'i-pė-lă"ji-an), a. Per. Sabian idiom, a corrupted Syriac dialect. college, or university in which young per taining to the Semi-Pelagians or their tenets. (2) Canaanitish comprises the Phænician sons are instructed in the several branches Semi-Pelagianism (sem'i-pé-lá"ji-an-izm). language, with its dialect the Punic or Car. of learning which may qualify them for n. The doctrines or tenets of the Semi thaginian, and the Hebrew with the Rabtheir future employments.-4. A seminary Pelagians.

binic dialect. (3) Arabic proper, from which priest; a Roman Catholic priest educated Semi-pellucid (sem'i-pel-lů"sid), a Par originated the Ethiopian or Abyssinian. in a seminary: 3 seminarist.

tially pellucid ; imperfectly transparent; Semitism (sem'it-izm), n. A Semitic idiom A while agoce. they made me, yea me, to mistake as, a semi-pellucid gem.

or word; the adoption of what is peculiarly as bonest zealous pursuivant for a seminary.

Semi-plantigrade (sem-i-plan'ti-grad), a. Semitic.

B. Jonson, In zool. applied to certain families of mam-Semitone (sem'i-tön). n. In music, hall a Seminary (sem'i-na-ri), a. 1. Seminal; be mals, as the Viverridæ or civets, and the tone; an interval of sound, as between mi longing to seed Seminary vessels.' Dr. Mustelidre or weasels, in which a portion and fa in the diatonic scale, which is only Joan Smith --2 Trained or educated in a of the sole of the hind-feet at least is ap half the distance of the interval between foreign seminary: said of a Roman Catholic plied to the ground in walking

ut (do) and re, or sol and la. A semitone, priest. *All jesuits, seminary priests, and Semi - quadrate, Semi-quartile (sem'i strictly speaking, is not half a tone, as there other priests. Hallam.

kwod-rāt, sem'i-kwar-til), n. [L. semi, and are three kinds of semitones-greater, lesser, Seminatet (sem'i-nåt), v. t. pret. & pp. semi quadratus, quadrate, or quartus, fourth.] and natural. mated; ppr. seminating. (L. semino, semi In astrol. an aspect of two planets when Semitonic (sem-i-ton'ik). a. Pertaining to watu, to sow. See SEMEN.) To sow; to distant from each other the half of a quad a semitone; consisting of a semitone or of spread: to propagate. "Doctors, who first rant, or 45 degrees.

semitones. satinated learning.' Waterhouse.

Semiquaver (sem'i-kwa-ver), n. In music, Semi - transept (sem'i-tran-sept), n. The Semination (sem-i-ná'shon), n. (L, semina a note of half

half of a transept or cross aisle. tio. seminationis, from semino. See SEMEN.) the duration of

Semi-transparency (sem'i-trans-pa"ren-si), 1. The act of sowing: the act of disseminat the quaver; the

n. Imperfect transparency; partial opaqueing Erelyn.-2. In bot, the natural disper sixteenth of the

ness. son of seeds; the process of seeding. The semibreve.


Semi-transparent (sem'i-trans-pā"rent), a. seeds of plants are dispersed in various ways. Semig uaver

Half or imperfectly transparent. Some are heavy enough to fall directly to (sem'i-kwi-ver), v.t. To sound or sing i Semi-vitrification (sem-i-vitri-ft-kå"shon). the ground; others are furnished with a as in, semiquavers.

n. 1. The state of being imperfectly vitri. pappus or down, by means of which they With wire and catgut he concludes the day,

fied.-2. A substance imperfectly vitrified. are dispersed by the wind; while others are Quav'ring and semiquav'ring care away. Cowper. | Semi-vitrified (sem-i-vit'ri-fid), a. Half or contained in elastic capsules, which, burst Semi-Ovietist (sem-i-kwi'et-ist), n. One of imperfectly vitrified; partially converted ing open with considerable force, scatter a sect of mystics who, while maintaining into glass. the seeds

with the Quietists that the most perfect Semi-vocal (sem'i-vo-kal), a. Pertaining Semined ! (sémind), a. Thick covered, as state of the soul is passive contemplation, to a semi-vowel; half-vocal; imperfectly with seeds. Her garments blue, and se yet maintains the incompatibility of this sounding. mined with stars.' B. Jonson.

state with any external sinful or sensual Semi-vowel (sem'i-vou-el), n. A half-vowel: Semniniferous (sem-i-niler-us), a. (L. semen, action.

a sound partaking of the nature of both a REMÉNS, seed, and fero, to produce.) Seed Semiquintile (sern'i-kwin-til), n. In astrol. vowel and a consonant; an articulation bearing, producing seed.

an aspect of two planets when distant from which is accompanied with an imperfect Seminifc, Seminifcal (sem-i-nif'ik, sem-i each other half of the quintile, or 36 degrees. souud, which may be continued at pleasure, mifik-al), a. (L. semen, seminis, seed, and Semi-recondite (sem-i-rek'on-dīt), a. Half as the sounds of l, m, r. Also, the sign refacio, to make.) Forming or producing hidden or concealed: specifically, in zool. presenting such a sound. sed or semen.

applied to the head of an insect half con Semmit sem'mit), n (Perhaps a contr. Seminification (sem'in-if-i-kā"shon), n. Pro cealed within the shield of the thorax. of Fr. chemisette.) An undershirt, generally pagation from the seed or seminal parts. Semi-septate (sem-i-sep'tát), a. In bot. half woollen. (Scotch.) Sir . llale. (Rare.)

partitioned; having a dissepiment which Semnopithecus (sem’nô-pi-thekus),a. [G. Seminole (sem'i-nol), n. and a. (Amer. In does not project into the cavity to which it semnos, august, venerable, and pithëkos, an dian, wild, reckless) One of, or belonging belongs sufficiently to cut it off into two ape.) A genus of catarhine or Old World to, a tribe of American Indians, originally separate cells.

apes, having long slender tails, well-devel. a vagrant offshoot from the Creeks. They Semi-sextile (sem'i-seks-til), n. In astrol. oped canine teeth, and tuberculate molars. gave great trouble to the settlers in Georgia an aspect of two planets when they are dis One of the most familiar species, S. Entellus. and Florida, and after a tedious war the tant from each other the half of a sextile. the sacred monkey of the Hindus, is of a remains of the tribe were removed to the or 30 degrees.

grayish or grayish-brown colour, with black Indian territory beyond the Mississippi. Semi - smile (sem'i-smil), n. A half laugh; hands, feet, and face. All the species are Semi-nude (sem'i-nūd), a. Partially nude; a forced grin. 'A doleful and doubtful semi natives of Asia and Asiatic islands. hall naked. smile of welcome.' Lord Lytton.

Semola, Semolella (sem'o-la, sem-o-lella). Semi-nymph (sem'i-nimi), n. In entom. the Semisoun,t n. A half-sound; a low or broken n. Same as Semolina. nymph of insects which undergo a slight tone. Chaucer.

Semolina (sem-o-li'na), n. (It. semolino.) change only in passing to a perfect state. Semi-spheric, Semi-spherical (sem-i-sfer A name given to the large hard grains reSemiography (sê-mi-og'ra-fi), n. Same as ik, sem-i-sfer'ik-al), a. "Having the figure of tained in the bolting-machine after the fine Semeiography, a half sphere.

flour has been passed through it. It is of Semiological (sē'mi-o-loj"ik-al), a. Same Semi-spinal (sem'i-spi-nal), a. In anat, ap various degrees of fineness, and is often as Semeiological.

plied to two muscles connected with the made intentionally in considerable quantiBemiology (se-mi-oľo-ji), n. (Gr. sēmeion, transverse and spinous processes of the ver ties, being a favourite food in France, and a sign, and logos, discourse.) Same as Se- | tebræ.

to some extent used in Britain for making fciotica.

Semi-steel (sem'i-stel), n. A name given in puddings. See MANNA-CROUP. Semi-opacoust (sem'i-o-pā"kus), a. Semi the United States to puddled steel.

Semoule (sa-möl), n. (Fr.) Same as Semoopaque, Boyle. Semi-tangent (sem'i-tan-jent), n. In math.

lina. Semi-opal (sem-i-6pal), n. A variety of the tangent of half an arc.

Sempervirent (sem-per-vi'rent), a. (L. semopal not possessing opalescence.

Semite (sem'it), n. A descendant of Shem: per, always, and virens, virentis, flourishSemi-opaque (sem'i--pák"), a. Half trans one of the Semitic race. See under SEMITIC. ing) Always fresh; evergreen. parent only: hall opaque. Written also Shemite.

Sempervive (seni'per-viv), n. The houseSemi-orbicular (sem'i-or-bik"û-ler).a. Hay. Semite (sem'it), a. Of or belonging to Shem leek Bacon. See SEMPERVIVUM. ing the shape of a halt orb or sphere.

or his descendants. Written also Shemite. Sempervivum (sem-per-vivum),n. (L. from Semi-ordinate (sem-i-or'din-át),n. In conic Semitendinose (sem-i-ten'din-oz), a. In semper, always, and vivus, living. ) A genus pectione, see ORDINATE.

anat, applied to a muscle situated obliquely of plants which includes the house-leek. See Semiotic (sê-mi-ot'ik), a. Same as Semeiotic. along the back part of the thigh. It assists HOUSE-LEEK. Semiotics (sé-mi-ot'iks), n. See SEMEIO in bending the leg, and at the same time Sempiternal (sem-pi-ter'nal), a. (Fr. semdraws it a little inwards.

piternel; L. sempiternus - semper, always, Semi - palmate, Semi - palmated (sem-i. Semitertian (sem-i-tér'shi-an), a. In med. and eternus, eternal.] 1. Eternal in futupalmát, sem-i-pal'måt-ed), a. In zool. hav. applied to a fever possessing both the char rity; everlasting; endless; having beginning, ing the feet webbed only partly down the acters of the tertian and quotidian inter but no end. mittent. Dunglison.

Those, though they suppose the world not to be Semi - parabola (sem'i-pa-rab''ö-la), n. In Semitertian (sem-i-tér'shi-an), n. A semi eternal, 'a parte ante,' are not contented to suppose math a curve of such a nature that the tertian fever.

it to be sempiternal, or eternal, 'a parte post.' powers of its ordinates are to each other as

Sir M. Hale. Semitic (se-mit'ik), a. Relating to Shem or the next lower powers of its abscissas. his reputed descendants; pertaining to the

2. Eternal; everlasting; without beginning Semiped (sem'i-ped), n. (Semi, and L. pes, Hebrew race or any of those kindred to it,

or end. pedi, a foot) In pros, a half-foot. as the Arabians, the ancient Phænicians.

Sempiternity (sem-pi-ter'ni-ti), n. [L. semSemipedal (sem-i-pē'dal), a. In pros. con. and the Assyrians. — Semitic or Shemitic

piternitas. See SEMPITERNAL) Future taining a hall-foot languages, an important group or family of

duration without end. "The future eternity Bemi - Pelagian (sem'i-pe-lā"ji-an), n. In languages distinguished by triliteral verbal

or sempiternity of the world.' Sir M. Hale. cocker hit & follower of John Cassianus, a roots and vowel inflection. It comprises three

Semple (sem'pl), a. Simple; low-born; of inonk who, about the year 430, modified branches--Northern, Aramwan, Aramaic or

mean birth: opposed to gentle. (Scotch.) the doctrines of Pelagius, by maintaining Chaldean; Central or Canaanitish; and South

Sempre (sem'prā). (It.) In music, always that grace was necessary to salvation, but ern or Arabic. These have been subdivided

or throughout. that, on the other hand, our natural facul as follows:-(1) Aramwan, including Eastern

Sempster (semp'stér), n. A seamster (which ties were sufficient for the commencement and Western Aramaan; the Eastern em

see) of repentance and amendment; that Christ braces the Assyrian, the Babylonian, from He supposed that Walton had given up his busidied for all men; that his grace was equally which several dialects originated, as the

ness as a linen-draper and sempster. Boswell. ofered to all men; that man was born free, Chaldaic, the Syro-Chaldaic; and the Sa Sempstress (semp'stres), n. (A. Sax. seameand therefore capable of receiving its in maritan. The Western Aramæan includes stre, a sem pstress, with term. •288.) A wofluences or resisting them.

the Syriac dialect, the Palmyrene, and the man who lives by needle-work. Swift.

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Sempstressy (semp'stres-i), n. See SEAM 3. To impel; to propel; to throw; to cast; Seneschal (sen'es-shal), n. (Fr, sénéchal, STRESSY.

to hurl; as, this gun sends a ball 2000 yards. 0. Fr. seneschal, LL. senescallus, senescalSemuncia (se-mun'si-a), n. (L. semi, half, In his right hand he held a trembling dart

cus, O.G. senescalh--sene, old=L, senex, and and uncia, the twelfth part of an as.) A Whose fellow he before had sent apart. Spenser. scale, scalh, a servant (seen also in mar. small Roman coin of the weight of four 4. To commission, authorize, or direct to go

shal). An officer in the houses of princes drachms, being the twenty-fourth part of and act.

and dignitaries, who has the superintendthe Roman pound.

I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran,

ence of feasts and domestic ceremonies: & Sent (sen), ady. Since.

Jer. xxii. 21. steward. In some instances the seneschal Senary (sen'a-ri), a. (L. senarius, from seni,

5. To cause to take place; to cause to come; was an officer who had the dispensing of jus six each, from sex, six.] Of six; belonging to bestow; to inflict.

tice. to six; containing six.

He ... sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. Seneschal is a word rarely used except by persons Senate (sen'āt),n. (Fr. sénat, from L. senatus,

Mat. v. 45. who affect a kind of refinement of style, which they

The Lord shall send upon thee cursing, vexation, from senex, senis, old, aged; Gr. henos, Skr.

think is attained by using words of exotic growth and rebuke.

Deut. xxvii. 20. rather than words the natural growth of their ow sanas, old.) 1. An assembly or council of

soil. In poetry and romance writing it is sometimes citizens invested with a share in the govern. 6. To cause to be. "God send him well.'

used for a principal officer in the household of disShak. ment of a state; as, (a) originally, in ancient

tinguished persons, when it is thought that the word

Send her victorious, Rome, a body of elderly citizens appointed

steward would be too familiar. Penny Cyclopedia.

Happy and glorious. National Anthem. or elected from among the nobles of the

7. Before certain verbs of motion, to cause

Seneschalship (sen'es-shal-ship), n. The state, and having supreme legislative power. to do the act indicated by the principal verb.

office of seneschal. The number of senators during the best It always, however, implies impulsion or

Senge, t u.t. To singe. Chancer. period of the Roman republic was 300. (6) The

Sengreen (sen' grēn), n. [G. singrin, a upper or less numerous branch of a legislapropulsion; as, to send one packing.

plant, as periwinkle-sin, a root, signifying ture in various countries, as in France, in the

He flung him out into the open air with a violence which sent him staggering several yards. Warren,

strength, force, duration, and grün, green.) United States, in most of the separate states

Shall we be at once split asunder into innumerable

A plant, the house-leek, of the genus Semof the Union, and in some Swiss cantons. fragments, and sent drifting through indefinite

pervivum. Hence, (c) in general, a legislative body; a space.

Warren. Senile (se'nil), a. (L. semlis, from sener, state council; the legislative department of The royal troops instantly fired such a volley of old. See SENATE.] Pertaining to old age; a government. The crown, the senate, and musketry as sent the rebel horse flying in all direc proceeding from age; especially pertaining the bench.' A. Fonblanque. - 2. The gov. tions.

Macaulay. to or proceeding from the weaknesses usuerning body of the University of Cambridge. -To send forth or out, (a) to produce; to ally accompanying old age; as, senile garIt is divided into two houses, named regents put or bring forth; as, a tree sends forth rulity; senile drivel. Senile maturity of and non-regents. The former consists of branches. (6) To emit; as, flowers send judgment.' Boyle. Masters of Arts of less than five years' stand forth their fragrance.

Loss of colour of the hair may be accidental, preing, and doctors of less than two, and is Send (send), v. i. 1. To despatch a message: mature, or senile.

Copiand called the upper house or white-hood house, to despatch an agent or messenger for some Senility (sē-nil'i-ti). n. The state of being from its members wearing hoods lined with purpose.

senile; old age. Boswell. white silk. All other masters and doctors who See ye how this son of a murderer hath sent to

Senior (sé'ni-ér), a. (L. senior, compar. of keep their names on the college books are take away mine head?

2 Ki. vi. 32.

senex, old.) 1. More advanced in age; older: non-regents, and compose the lower house 2. Naut. to pitch precipitately into the hol

elder: when following a personal name, or black-hood house, from its members wear low or interval between two waves: with

as John Smith, senior (usually contracted ing black hoods. sended as pret

senr. or sen.), it denotes the eldest of Senate - chamber (senat-chăm-ber), P. A She sended forward heavily and sickly on the long two persons in one family or community of chamber or hall in which a senate assem swell. She never rose to the opposite heave of the

that name. - 2. Higher or more advanced bles.

sea again.

Mick. Scott,

in rank, office, or the like; as, a senior pasSenate-house (sen'āt-hous), n. A house in To send for, to request or require by mes

tor, officer, member of parliament, &c.which a senate meets, or a place of public sage to come or be brought; as, to send for

Senior wrangler. See WRANGLER. council. Shak. a physician; to send for a coach.

Senior (se'ni-er), n. 1. A person who is Senator (sen'at-or), n. 1. A member of a Send (send), n. The motion of the waves,

older than another; one more advanced in senate. In Scotland the lords of session or the impetus given by their motion.

life. are called senators of the college of justice. Sendal (sen'dal), n. (O.Fr. and Sp. cendal,

He (Pope) died in May, 1744, about a year and a 2. In old English law, a member of the king's sendal; L. L. cendalum, usually derived from

half before his friend Swift, who, more than twenty council; a king's councillor. Burrill.

Gr. sindön, a fine Indian cloth, from Sindhu, years his senior, had naturally anticipated that he Senatorial(sen-a-to'ri-al), a. 1. Pertaining t the Sanskrit name of the river Indus, whence should be the first to depart, a senate; becoming a senator; as, senatorial the name India is derived.) A light thin

2. One that is older in office, or whose first robes; senatorial eloquence. stuff of silk or thread.

entrance upon an office was anterior to that Go on, brave youths, till, in some future age,

Sails of silk and ropes of sendal,

of another; one prior or superior in rank or Whips shall become the senatorial badge.

Such as glean in ancient lore. Longfellow.

office.-3. A student in the fourth year of T. Wharton. 2. In the United States, entitled to elect a

Sender (send'ér), n. One that sends. Shak. the curriculum in American colleges; also,

Senebiera (sen'e-bi-ē"ra), n. (In honour of one in the third year in certain professional senator; as, a senatorial district. Senatorially (sen-a-to'ri-al-li), adv. In a John de Senebier, of Geneva, a vegetable seminaries.-4. An aged person; one of the

oldest inhabitants. "A senior of the place physiologist. ) A genus of plants, nat, order senatorial manner; in a way becoming a

Cruciferae; sometimes called Coronopus. S. replies.' Dryden. senator; with dignity or solemnity.

Coronopus (common wart-cress) is a native Seniority (sé-ni-or'i-ti), n. 1. State of being The mother was cheerful; the father senatorially

of Europe and North America, and was for senior; superior age; priority of birth; as, grave.

d. Drummond.

merly eaten as a salad. S. didyma is a he is the elder brother, and entitled to the Senatorian (sen-a-to'ri-an), a. Same as

native of Great Britain, growing on waste place by seniority. -2. Priority or superiSenatorial

ground near the sea. S. nilotica is eaten as ority in rank or office; as, the seniority of Propose your schemes, ye senatorian band,

a salad in Egypt. They are insignificant a pastor or an officer.-3. An assembly or Whose ways and means support the sinking land.


weeds with prostrate diffuse stems, finely court consisting of the senior fellows of a Senatorioust (sen-a-to'ri-us), a. Senatorial. divided leaves, and small white flowers. college. Senatorship (sen'at-or-ship), n. The office Seneca (sen'ē-ka), n. See SENEGA.

The dons were not slow to hear of what had hap. or dignity of a senator. Richard Carev. Seneca-oil (sen'ő-ka-oil). n. A name for pened, and they regarded the matter in so serious a Senatus (se-nā'tus), m. (L) A senate; a petroleum or naphtha, from its having ori. light, that they summoned a seniority for its imme. governing body in certain universities.


diate investigation, ginally been collected and sold by the Senatus academicus, one of the governing Seneca Indians.

Seniorizet (sēn'i-er-iz), .i. To exercise bodies in Scotch universities, consisting of Seneca-root (sen'e-ka-röt), n. See SENEGA. lordly authority; to lord it; to rule. Fair. the principal and professors, and charged Senecio (se-nē'shi-o), n. (From L. sener, an fax. with the superintendence and regulation of old man; the receptacle is naked and re

Senioryt (sēn'yér-i), n. Same as Seniority. discipline, the administration of the uni. sembles a bald head.) A genus of plants,

If ancient sorrow be most reverent, versity property and revenues, subject to the known by the common names of groundsel Give mine the benefit of seniory. Shał. control and review of the university court, and ragwort. See GROUNDSEL, RAGWORT. Senna (sen'pa), n. (Ar. sena, senna. ] The and the conferring of degrees through the Senectitude (sē-nek'ti-tud). n. (L. senectus, leaves of various species of Cassia, the best chancellor or vice-chancellor. Senatus con old age, from sener, old.] Old age. Senec of which are natives of the East. The Britsultum, a decree of the ancient Roman titude, weary of its toils.' H. Miller. (Rare.] ish Pharmacopoeia recognizes two kinds of senate, pronounced on some question or Senega, Seneka (sen'é-ga, sen'e-ka), n. A senpa, the Alexandrian and the Tinnevelly. point of law.

drug consisting of the root of a plant called Alexandrian senna (Senna Alexandrina) Sencet (sens), n. Sense; feeling; sympathy. also senega, seneca, and rattlesnake-root, of consists of the lance-shaped leaflets of C. Spenser,

the genus Polygala, the P. Senega, a native lanceolata and the oborate ones of C. oboSend (send), v. t. pret. & pp. sent; ppr. send. of the United States. The drug is said to vata, carefully freed from the flowers, pods. ing. (A. Sax, sendan, to send, pret. ic sende, have been used as an antidote to the effects and leaf-stalks. It is grown in Nubia and I sent; 0. Fris., Icel, senda, Dan. sende, D. of the bite of the rattlesnake. It is now Upper Egypt, and imported in large bales zenden, G. senden, Goth. sandjan, to send, almost exclusively used in congh mixtures, from Alexandria. It is liable to be adulterlit. to make to go; Goth. sinthan, to go, being similar in its effects to squill. See ated by an admixture of the leaves, flowers, from sinths, A. Sax. sith, a path; cog. Skr. POLYGALA.

and fruit of the argel (Solenostemma Argel). sadh, to go.] 1. To cause to go or pass from Senegal (sen'ē-gal). See GUM-SENEGAL

Tinnevelly or East Indian senna (Senna one place to another; to despatch.

Senescence (sē-nes'sens), n (L senesco, Indica) is a very fine kind, and consists of God

from senex, old.) The state of growing old; the large lance-shaped leaflets of C.elongata. Thither will send his winged messengers decay by time.

The leaflets of C. obovata are from their On errands of supernal grace. Milton. The earth and all things will continue in the state shape called also blunt-leaved senna, and 2. To procure the going, carrying, transmis- | wherein they now are, without the least senescence or from their place of export Aleppo senna. sion, &c., of; to cause to be conveyed or


Woodward, The true senna leaves are distinctly ribbed transmitted.

Senescent(sē-nes'sent),a. Beginning to grow and thin, and generally pointed, and are (He) sent letters by posts on horseback

old. Now as the night was senescent,' E. readily distinguished from the leaves of Est. viii. ro. A. Poe.

argel by their unequally oblique base and

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