King Lear


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

Alphabetical headword definitions for King Lear

abate (v.) 3 deprive, strip, dispossess
abatement (n.) 1 lessening, decrease, diminution
abhorred (adj.) horrifying, disgusting, abominable
abhorred (adj.) horrifying, disgusting, abominable
abjure (v.) swear to abandon, solemnly reject
able (v.) strengthen, fortify, give power to
abroad (adv.) 1 in the outside world, freely at large, elsewhere, everywhere
abroad (adv.) 3 away from home, out of the house
abuse (v.) 1 deceive, mislead, fool, cheat
abuse (v.) 1 deceive, mislead, fool, cheat
abuse (v.) 2 misuse, maltreat, treat badly, wrong
abuse (v.) 2 misuse, maltreat, treat badly, wrong
abuse (v.) 4 demean, do wrong to, dishonour
abused (adj.) 1 deceived, misled, fooled, cheated
abused (adj.) 2 maltreated, wronged, violated
accommodate (v.) 1 furnish, equip
action-taking (adj.) taking legal action, litigious
addition (n.) 2 attribute, mark of honour, distinction [as if added to a coat of arms]
addition (n.) 2 attribute, mark of honour, distinction [as if added to a coat of arms]
addition (n.) 2 attribute, mark of honour, distinction [as if added to a coat of arms]
addition (n.) 3 external honour, distinctive style
address (v.) 4 make a formal address
admirable (adj.) wondrous, marvellous, extraordinary
admiration (n.) 1 amazement, astonishment, wonder
ado (n.) fuss, business, to-do
advancement (n.) preferment, elevation, progress
advise, avise (v.) 1 consider, take thought, reflect
advise, avise (v.) 2 warn, counsel, caution
advise, avise (v.) 2 warn, counsel, caution
affect (v.) 1 incline to, like, favour, be drawn to
affect (v.) 3 assume, display, put on, practise in an artificial way
affected (adj.) 1 disposed, inclined, minded
afoot (adv.) 2 on the go, in existence
afore (prep.) 2 before, ahead of
ague-proof (adj.) immune to fevers, resistant to sickness
a-height (adv.) on high, aloft
aidant (adj.) helpful, assisting, beneficial
air (n.) 6 vapour, mist, exhalation
alarumed (adj.) galvanized, activated, stirred to action
all (adv.) 1 exclusively, totally, altogether
all (adv.) 1 exclusively, totally, altogether
allay (v.) 1 subside, abate, diminish, quell
all-licensed (adj.) allowed to do anything, given free range
allow (v.) 2 approve, sanction, encourage
allow (v.) 5 permit to indulge, surrender, give over
allowance (n.) 2 permission, approval, sanction
allowance (n.) 2 permission, approval, sanction
amazed (adj.) dumbfounded, stunned, thunderstruck, overwhelmed
anatomize, annothanize (v.) dissect, reveal, lay open
anchoring (adj.) riding at anchor
ancient, aunchient (adj.) 2 former, earlier, past
ancient, aunchient (n.) 3 most experienced, senior officers
and, an (conj.) 1 if, even if
anon (adv.) 1 soon, shortly, presently
answer (n.) 4 retaliation, armed response
answer (v.) 4 suffer the consequences [for], be accountable [for]
answer (v.) 4 suffer the consequences [for], be accountable [for]
answer (v.) 4 suffer the consequences [for], be accountable [for]
answer (v.) 5 cope with, face, encounter
apace (adv.) quickly, speedily, at a great rate
apace (adv.) quickly, speedily, at a great rate
apish (adj.) 2 ape-like in copying, stupidly imitative
apothecary, pothecary (n.) one who prepares and sells medicinal drugs
appertain (v.) pertain, relate
apprehend (v.) 1 seize, arrest, lay hold of
apprehension (n.) 6 arrest, seizure, laying hold
approve (v.) 1 prove, confirm, corroborate, substantiate
approve (v.) 1 prove, confirm, corroborate, substantiate
approve (v.) 1 prove, confirm, corroborate, substantiate
approve (v.) 1 prove, confirm, corroborate, substantiate
apt (adj.) 1 fit, ready, prepared
arbitrament, arbitrement (n.) 1 deciding of a dispute, determination, settlement
arch (n.) chief, master, lord
argument (n.) 1 subject of conversation, subject-matter, topic
argument (n.) 3 subject, point, theme, target
arms (n.) 1 weapons, armaments
aroint (v.) be gone, away with you
arraign (v.) 2 put on trial, indict
arraign (v.) 2 put on trial, indict
arraign (v.) 2 put on trial, indict
arrant (adj.) downright, absolute, unmitigated
array (n.) 1 attire, clothes, clothing, dress
array (v.) clothe, dress, attire
art (n.) 4 knowledge, mastery, acquisition
aspect (n.) 4 [astrology] influential phase, direction of alignment
asquint (adv.) with prejudice, in a distorted manner
assay (n.) 5 evidence, proof, indication
assurance (n.) 1 security, certainty, confidence
assured (adj.) 1 certain, definite, sure
assured (adj.) 1 certain, definite, sure
astronomical (adj.) astrological, interpreting the heavens
attaint (n.) 3 condemnation, accusation
attask, attax (v.) take to task, blame
attempt (v.) 2 attack, assail, subdue
attend (v.) 1 await, wait for, expect
attend (v.) 1 await, wait for, expect
attend (v.) 1 await, wait for, expect
attend (v.) 2 serve, follow, wait [on/upon]
attend (v.) 2 serve, follow, wait [on/upon]
attend (v.) 2 serve, follow, wait [on/upon]
attend (v.) 4 accompany, follow closely, go with
attendance (n.) 1 diligent service, dutiful ministration, assiduous attention
atwain, a twain (adv.) in two, into two parts
aught (n.) anything, [with negative word] nothing
aught (n.) anything, [with negative word] nothing
aught (n.) anything, [with negative word] nothing
aught (n.) anything, [with negative word] nothing
auricular (adj.) audible, hearable, perceived by the ear
authority (n.) 1 right to command, position of power
authority (n.) 2 power, right, prerogative
avaunt (int.) begone, go away, be off
avert (v.) redirect, turn away
avouch (v.) 1 declare, assert, affirm
avouch (v.) 1 declare, assert, affirm
a-work (adv.) at work, in action
aye (adv.) always, ever, for eternity
bag (n.) money-bag, purse
ballow (n.) cudgel, stick
balm (v.) 1 soothe, relieve, heal
ban (n.) curse, malediction
bandy (v.) 1 exchange, swap, send to and fro
bandy (v.) 1 exchange, swap, send to and fro
barber-monger (n.) frequenter of the barber-shop
bare-gnawn (adj.) totally consumed, worn away to nothing
bark, barque (n.) ship, vessel
base (adj.) 2 low-born, lowly, plebeian, of lower rank
base (adj.) 2 low-born, lowly, plebeian, of lower rank
base (adj.) 2 low-born, lowly, plebeian, of lower rank
base (adj.) 2 low-born, lowly, plebeian, of lower rank
base (adj.) 2 low-born, lowly, plebeian, of lower rank
base (adj.) 3 poor, wretched, of low quality
base (adj.) 3 poor, wretched, of low quality
base (adj.) 3 poor, wretched, of low quality
baseness (n.) 1 socially inferior trait, plebeian quality
bastardizing (n.) being conceived as a bastard
bat (n.) cudgel, staff, stick
battle (n.) 1 army, fighting force, battalion
bawd (n.) pimp, procurer, pander, go-between
bawd (n.) pimp, procurer, pander, go-between
beadle (n.) 1 parish constable
bearing (n.) carrying of hardships, enduring of woes
beastly (adj.) beast-like, brutish, abominable
beat (v.) 1 hammer away, ponder furiously
become (v.) 1 be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
become (v.) 2 grace, honour, dignify
become (v.) 2 grace, honour, dignify
bedlam (n.) mad beggar, madman/woman, lunatic
Bedlam (n./adj.) colloquial form of Bethlehem Hospital for the insane, in London
before (adv.) 1 ahead, in advance
beget (v.), past form begot 1 give birth to, father, conceive
beget (v.), past form begot 2 produce, engender, give rise to
beguile (v.) 1 cheat, deceive, trick
beguile (v.) 1 cheat, deceive, trick
beguile (v.) 3 charm, captivate, bewitch
beholding (n.) 2 sight
belike (adv.) probably, presumably, perhaps, so it seems
belly-pinched (adj.) pinched with hunger, starving
bemadding (adj.) making mad, maddening
bemeet (v.) meet with, encounter
bemonster, be-monster (v.) make monstrous, deform, pervert
bend (v.) 1 aim, direct, level, turn
bend (v.) 1 aim, direct, level, turn
bending (adj.) 1 overhanging, jutting, curved
benediction (n.) 1 blessing, spiritual gift
benediction (n.) 2 blessing, happiness, prosperity
benediction (n.) 2 blessing, happiness, prosperity
benison (n.) blessing, benediction
benison (n.) blessing, benediction
bereaved (adj.) deprived, robbed, stolen
besort (v.) befit, suit, be suitable for
bespeak (v.), past forms bespake, bespoke 3 speak for, arrange for, claim
best (n.) 2 best period, heyday, high point
bestir (v.) arouse, rouse, make active
bestow (v.) 1 give, provide, grant
bestow (v.) 4 accommodate, lodge, quarter
bestow (v.) 4 accommodate, lodge, quarter
bethink (v.), past form bethought 1 call to mind, think about, consider, reflect
bethink (v.), past form bethought 3 resolve, decide, have a mind
beweep (v.) 1 weep over, wet with tears
bewray (v.) 1 betray, reveal, expose
bewray (v.) 2 show, unmask, make known
bias (n.) 1 [weighting in a bowl causing it to run obliquely] inclination, tendency, leaning
bide (v.) 1 endure, suffer, undergo
biding (n.) 2 place to stay, dwelling
big (adj.) 2 loud, vocal, noisy
bill (n.) 1 [applied to various kinds of long-handled spear-like weapon] halberd; bill-hook
bind (v.), past form bound 1 pledge, vow, be under obligation
blame, to to be blamed, blameworthy
blame, to to be blamed, blameworthy
blank (n.) 1 bull's-eye, target centre; or: line of sight
block (n.) 2 [of hats] style, fashion, shape, mould
blood (n.) 1 passion, feeling, strong emotion [especially sexual]
blood (n.) 6 blood relationship, kinship
blood (n.) 6 blood relationship, kinship
blood (n.) 6 blood relationship, kinship
blood (n.) 7 nobility, breeding, gentility, good parentage
blown (adj.) 3 swollen, inflated with pride
bobtail (adj.) with a docked tail
bold (adj.) 2 overconfident, presumptuous, audacious, impudent
bold (v.) make bold, hearten, encourage
bond (n.) 2 duty, commitment, obligation
bondage (n.) 1 condition of being bound, constraint, oppression
boon (n.) petition, entreaty, request
boot (n.) 1 good, advantage, profit
boot (n.) 4 booty, plunder, spoils
boot, to in addition, as well
bootless (adj.) useless, worthless, fruitless, unavailing
bo-peep (n.) peep-bo, peek-a-boo [a game played with babies]
border (v.) keep within bounds, contain, confine
bosom, of one's in one's confidence, entrusted with one's secrets
bosomed (adj.) intimate, close
both (adv.) the following set [of nouns - not restricted to two]
bound (adj.) 2 obliged, required, forced
bound (adj.) 4 ready, prepared
bound (n.) 2 territory, region, domain
bourn (n.) 1 frontier, destination, boundary
brach (n.) hound [which hunts by scent], bitch
brach (n.) hound [which hunts by scent], bitch
brass, braze (v.) harden (like brass)
brave (adj.) 1 fine, excellent, splendid, impressive
bravely (adv.) 3 in fine clothes, splendidly dressed
brazen-faced (adj.) shameless, unblushing, unabashed
breath (n.) 1 utterance, speech, voice
breed (v.), past form bred 1 raise, bring up, support
breeding (n.) 1 raising, upbringing
brief (adj.) 1 quick, speedy, swift, expeditious
briefness (n.) speedy action, promptness
bring away (v.) fetch, bring along
broil (n.) 2 quarrel, row, disturbance
broken (adj.) 3 fragmentary, left-over
brother (n.) 2 equal, fellow, peer
brother (n.) 2 equal, fellow, peer
brow (n.) 4 forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]
brow (n.) 4 forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]
buoy up (v.) surge, swell, rise up
burdock (n.) variety of weedy plant
business (n.) 1 deed, action, affair, task
butter (v.) spread butter on
buzz (n.) rumour, whisper, report
byle, bile (n.) older forms of ‘boil’
cadent (adj.) falling, dropping, descending
'cagion, 'casion (n.) dialect version of ‘occasion’ [= cause]
caitiff (n.) [sympathetic or contemptuous] miserable wretch, wretched creature
canker-bit (adj.) worm-eaten, eaten away by canker grubs
capable (adj.) 3 able to inherit, entitled to possess property
carbonado (v.) slash, cut [as if preparing meat for grilling]
carbuncle (n.) 2 tumour, growth, lump
carry (v.) 4 endure, put up with
carry (v.) 5 carry out, manage, conduct
carry (v.) 11 wield, exercise, exert
case (n.) 1 state, plight, situation, circumstance
case (n.) 1 state, plight, situation, circumstance
case (n.) 9 holder, covering, receptacle
casement (n.) 1 window [on hinges and able to be opened]
casualty (n.) 1 chance occurrence, uncertainty, precariousness
cat (n.) civet cat [source of some perfumes]
catastrophe (n.) 2 denouement, final event in a drama
cause (n.) 1 reason, motive, ground
cause (n.) 1 reason, motive, ground
cause (n.) 1 reason, motive, ground
cause (n.) 1 reason, motive, ground
cause (n.) 5 court case, legal action, matter before the court
'ce (v.) dialect version of ‘shall’
censure (n.) 2 condemnation, blame, stricture
censure (v.) 3 pass judgement on, condemn, pronounce sentence on
censure (v.) 3 pass judgement on, condemn, pronounce sentence on
century (n.) 2 army company of 100 soldiers
chafe (v.) 1 fret, rage, seethe
challenge (v.) 1 demand as a right, claim, call for, insist on
champain, champaign (n./adj.) expanse of open countryside
champion (n.) warrior, fighter, man of valour
chance (n.) 5 fortune, lot, destiny
chance (v.) 1 happen [to], transpire, come about
change (n.) 4 change of mind, changeableness, caprice
character (n.) 3 handwriting, style of writing, lettering
character (n.) 3 handwriting, style of writing, lettering
charge (n.) 5 responsibility, culpability
charge (n.) 7 expense, cost, outlay
charge (n.) 7 expense, cost, outlay
charge (v.) 1 order, command, enjoin
charge (v.) 1 order, command, enjoin
charm (n.) 1 magic spell, enchantment
che (pron.) dialect version of ‘I’
check (n.) 1 reprimand, reproof, rebuke
check (v.) 1 rebuke, scold, reprimand
check (v.) 2 restrain, stop, hold back
chide (v.), past form chid 1 scold, rebuke, reprove
chiding (n.) 1 telling-off, scolding, rebuke
child (v.) be dealt with by children
child-changed (adj.) changed by his children; or: changed into a child
childhood (n.) filial relationship, duty owed to parents
'chill (pron. + v.) dialect version of ‘I will’
choice (adj.) 1 chosen, specially worthy, excellent
choler (n.) anger, rage, wrath
choleric (adj.) 1 inclined to anger, hot-tempered, irascible
chough (n.) 1 jackdaw
'chould (v.) dialect version of ‘I should’
civet (n.) type of musky perfume [obtained form the civet cat]
clamor, clamour (n.) protest, complaint, outcry
clamor, clamour (n.) protest, complaint, outcry
clamor, clamour (n.) protest, complaint, outcry
clap, at a at one stroke, at once
clear (adj.) 1 pure, spotless, faultless
clip (v.) 3 cut short, abbreviate, curtail
close (adj.) 1 secret, concealed, hidden
closet (n.) 1 private chamber, study, own room
closet (n.) 2 private repository for valuables, cabinet
clothier's yard yard [36 inches / c.90 cm] by which clothiers measured their cloth
clotpoll, clotpole, clatpole (n.) 1 blockhead, dolt, numskull
clout (n.) 2 [archery] pin fixing a target, cloth patch at the centre of a target; mark, bull
cock (n.) 1 weathercock
cock (n.) 3 small ship's boat, dinghy
cock (n.) 3 small ship's boat, dinghy
cockney (n.) 1 squeamish woman, pampered lady
codpiece, cod-piece (n.) 1 cloth case or pocket worn by a man at the front of breeches or hose; also: what it contains
codpiece, cod-piece (n.) 2 penis
cohort (n.) company of soldiers, military division
coining (n.) making coins
colour (n.) 5 type, kind, nature
colours (n.) 1 battle-flags, ensigns, standards, banners
come (v.) 2 come to pass, happen, turn out
comfort (n.) 1 encouragement, support, hope
comfort (v.) 2 assist, help, give aid to
comfortable (adj.) 2 comforting, encouraging, reassuring
comfortable (adj.) 2 comforting, encouraging, reassuring
commend (v.) 2 commit, entrust, hand over
commend (v.) 3 present, introduce, bring [for favourable acceptance]
commend (v.) 3 present, introduce, bring [for favourable acceptance]
commission (n.) 1 warrant, authority [to act]
commission (n.) 1 warrant, authority [to act]
commit (v.) 2 commit adultery, offend, fornicate
commodity (n.) 2 asset, advantage, benefit
compact (adj.) 1 allied, in league, in collusion
compact (adj.) 2 made up, composed
compact (v.) 1 consolidate, confirm, strengthen
compeer (v.) equal, match, be the peer of
compliment, complement (n.) 2 ceremony, etiquette, protocol
compliment, complement (n.) 2 ceremony, etiquette, protocol
composition (n.) 1 constitution, make-up, state [of mind and body]
composition (n.) 2 putting together, making up
compound (v.) 4 mix, mingle, combine
conceit (n.) 1 imagination, fancy, wit
conceive (v.) 1 understand, comprehend, follow
conceive (v.) 1 understand, comprehend, follow
conception (n.) 3 thinking, impression, suspicion
conclude (v.) 5 end, finish, close
condition (n.) 3 nature, state, circumstances
conduct (n.) 2 guidance, direction
conductor (n.) leader, commander, chief
confine (n.) 2 limit, bound, domain
confined (adj.) bounded, enclosed, rimmed
confusion (n.) 1 destruction, overthrow, ruin
conjunct (adj.) coupled, conjoined, united
conjunct (adj.) coupled, conjoined, united
consort (n.) 2 company, mob, crew
conspirant (n.) conspirator, intriguer, plotter
constant (adj.) 2 settled, resolved, decided
constrain (v.) 1 force, compel, oblige
consumption (n.) 2 destruction, being consumed by fire
contemn (v.) despise, scorn, treat with contempt
contemned (adj.) 1 despised, contemptible, despicable
contemned (adj.) 1 despised, contemptible, despicable
contend (v.) 1 fight, engage in combat, struggle
content (adj.) 2 contented, patient, accepting, undisturbed
content (adj.) 3 satisfied, calm, easy in mind
content (n.) 1 pleasure, satisfaction, happiness
content (v.) 1 please, gratify, delight, satisfy
content (v.) 2 calm [down], settle, relax
contented (adj.) 3 calm, easy in mind, restrained
contentious (adj.) hostile, belligerent, quarrelsome
continent (adj.) 3 self-restraining. self-controlled, discreet
continent (n.) 2 container, receptacle, enclosure
control (v.) 1 curb, restrain, hold back
control (v.) 1 curb, restrain, hold back
convenience (n.) 1 opportunity, occasion, suitable moment
convenient (adj.) fitting, suitable, appropriate
convenient (adj.) fitting, suitable, appropriate
converse (v.) associate, keep company
convey (v.) 2 manage, conduct, carry on [in secrecy]
cope, cope with (v.) 1 encounter, face, have to do [with], come into contact [with]
corky (adj.) dry, withered, sapless
coronet (n.) 1 small crown [inferior to one worn by the sovereign]
coronet (n.) 1 small crown [inferior to one worn by the sovereign]
coronet (n.) 2 garland, wreath, circlet [of flowers, etc]
costard (n.) [jocular: large kind of apple] head
couch (v.) 4 go to a lair, find shelter
counsel (n.) 1 advice, guidance, direction
countenance (n.) 1 demeanour, bearing, manner
countenance (n.) 1 demeanour, bearing, manner
countenance (n.) 3 appearance, aspect, look
countenance (n.) 5 position, standing, authority
course (n.) 1 course of action, way of proceeding
course (n.) 1 course of action, way of proceeding
course (n.) 1 course of action, way of proceeding
course (n.) 1 course of action, way of proceeding
course (n.) 1 course of action, way of proceeding
course (n.) 1 course of action, way of proceeding
course (n.) 1 course of action, way of proceeding
course (n.) 1 course of action, way of proceeding
course (n.) 1 course of action, way of proceeding
course (n.) 1 course of action, way of proceeding
course (n.) 2 habit, custom, practise, normal procedure
course (n.) 2 habit, custom, practise, normal procedure
course (n.) 7 [in bear-baiting] attack by a set of dogs
course (v.) 1 chase, hunt, pursue
court holy-water gracious but empty promises, courtly flattery
courtesan, courtezan (n.) prostitute, strumpet
cowish (adj.) cowardly, irresolute, timorous
coxcomb (n.) 1 head
coxcomb (n.) 3 fool's cap [with a crest like a cock's crest]
cozen (v.) cheat, dupe, trick, deceive
cozener (n.) cheat, deceiver, fraud
crab (n.) crab-apple, sour apple
crack (v.) 2 split asunder, snap
cracked (adj.) 2 broken, crushed, fractured
crave (v.) 1 beg, entreat, request
crave (v.) 2 need, demand, require
crave (v.) 2 need, demand, require
creature (n.) 1 man, human
credit (n.) 2 trust, faith, belief
crewel (adj.) made of a thin coloured worsted yarn
crime (n.) 1 sin, offence, wrong-doing
croak (v.) rumble, growl
cross (adj.) 2 forked, zigzag
cross (n.) 1 trial, affliction, trouble
crowkeeper, crow-keeper (n.) scarecrow, farmer's boy, person who keeps crows away
cruel (n.) [unclear meaning] form of cruelty, cruel creature
cry (v.) 1 speak loudly, shout out, proclaim
cry (v.) 4 beg, entreat, implore
cub-drawn (adj.) drained of milk by cubs, ravenous
cuckoo-flower (n.) variety of wild flower growing at the time of year when cuckoos call
cullionly (adj.) like a cullion [= rogue], rascally, despicable
cunning (n.) 5 ploy, ruse, clever device
curiosity (n.) scrupulousness, fastidiousness, painstaking attention to detail
curiosity (n.) scrupulousness, fastidiousness, painstaking attention to detail
curiosity (n.) scrupulousness, fastidiousness, painstaking attention to detail
curious (adj.) 1 finely made, skilfully wrought, elaborate
curst (adj.) 2 angry, furious, fierce
curtsy, curtsey (n.) 1 act of courteous respect, deferential action, bow
cushing (n.) cushion
custom (n.) 1 habit, usual practice, customary usage
cut off (v.) 1 remove, take away, reduce
cutpurse (n.) pickpocket, thief, robber
dally (v.) 4 delay, linger, loiter
dark (adj.) 3 undivulged, secret, unrevealed
darkling (adv.) in the dark, in darkness
darnel (n.) weeds, cockle, tares
dart (v.) hurl like an arrow
daub (v.) 1 bedaub, smear, defile
daub (v.) 2 pretend, fake, pass off
dawning (n.) dawn, daybreak, early morning
deadly (adj.) deathly, death-like
deadly (adj.) deathly, death-like
deal (n.) amount, quantity
deal (v.) 2 express oneself, speak
deal (v.) 4 bestow, apportion, grant
dear (adj.) 2 important, major, significant
dear (adj.) 2 important, major, significant
dearth (n.) 1 scarcity, shortage, lack [of food], famine
death-practised (adj.) whose death has been plotted
deathsman (n.) executioner
deboshed, deboyst (adj.) debauched, corrupted, depraved
decay (n.) 2 decline, downturn, falling off
decline (v.) 1 incline, lean, bend
deed (n.) performance, action
deer (n.) animal, beast
degree (n.) 1 rank, station, standing
degree (n.) 4 measure, extent, amount
dejected (adj.) cast down, abased, humbled
delicate (adj.) 4 cunning, ingenious, skilful
delicate (adj.) 6 sensitive, tender, not robust
demand (n.) 1 question, enquiry, request
demand (v.) 1 request to tell, question, ask [about]
deny (v.) 2 refuse, decline, scorn
deny (v.) 3 disallow, forbid, refuse permission [for]
dependant (n.) attendant, servant, retainer
depositary (n.) trustee, manager of affairs
deprive (v.) 2 dispossess, disinherit
dern, dearn, dearne (adj.) 2 dread, dark, sombre
derogate (adj.) degenerate, debased, degraded
descry (n.) sighting, spotting, discovery of what is distant
descry (v.) 1 catch sight of, make out, espy, discover
desert, desart (n.) 3 worthy deed, meritorious action
deserving (n.) 1 worthiness, desert, merit
deserving (n.) 2 reward, recompense, desert
deserving (n.) 2 reward, recompense, desert
desire (v.) 1 request, wish, ask [for]
desperate (adj.) 3 disregarding, careless, reckless
desperately (adv.) 2 despairingly, in a state of hopelessness
detain (v.) keep back, withhold, retain
determine (v.) 1 make a decision [about], reach a conclusion [about]
determine (v.) 1 make a decision [about], reach a conclusion [about]
detested (adj.) detestable, loathsome, hateful
difference (n.) 1 quarrel, disagreement, dispute
difference (n.) 3 change, variation, shifting
difference (n.) 8 class difference, distinction of rank
diffidence (n.) distrust, misgiving, lack of confidence
diffuse (v.) disguise, obscure, make indistinct
digest, disgest (v.) 2 take in, incorporate, assimilate
diligent (adj.) 2 assiduous, persistent
dimension (n.) 2 (plural) parts of the body, organs
disbranch (v.) remove a branch, cut off, sever
discern (v.) distinguish, make a difference between
disclaim (v.) disown, repudiate, renounce [connection with]
disclaim (v.) disown, repudiate, renounce [connection with]
discommend (v.) find fault with, disapprove of, criticize
discover (v.) 3 expose, uncover, give away
discovery (n.) 3 reconnaisance, reconnoitring, spying
disease (n.) 3 mental illness, disturbance of mind
dishonoured (adj.) dishonourable, dishonouring, shameful
dislike (n.) 2 discord, disagreement, dissension
dismantle (v.) 1 strip off, remove, take away
disnatured (adj.) unnatural, aberrant, outlandish
disordered (adj.) disorderly, unruly, riotous
disordered (adj.) disorderly, unruly, riotous
dispatch, despatch (n.) 3 hasty removal, speedy concealment
dispatch, despatch (n.) 5 dismissal, leave to go
dispatch, despatch (v.) 1 deal with promptly, settle, get [something] done quickly
dispatch, despatch (v.) 2 deprive, dispossess
display (v.) 1 act, behave, carry on
disposition (n.) 1 composure, state of mind, temperament
disposition (n.) 3 inclination, mood, frame of mind
disposition (n.) 3 inclination, mood, frame of mind
disposition (n.) 3 inclination, mood, frame of mind
disposition (n.) 3 inclination, mood, frame of mind
disposition (n.) 3 inclination, mood, frame of mind
disposition (n.) 3 inclination, mood, frame of mind
disquantity (v.) lessen in quantity, reduce, cut down
disquietly (adv.) uneasily, in a disturbing manner
dissipation (n.) dispersal, break-up, dissolving
dissolution (n.) 2 total destruction, disintegration
dissolve (v.) 4 melt into tears, break down in grief
distaff (n.) device for weaving, spindle
distaste (v.) 1 dislike, not relish, be averse to
distract (adj.) 1 deranged, mad, mentally disturbed
ditch-dog (n.) dead dog thrown in a ditch
divinity (n.) 1 theology
division (n.) 1 dissension, discord, disunity
division (n.) 1 dissension, discord, disunity
dog-hearted (adj.) cruel, callous, malevolent
dolour (n.) sorrow, grief, lamentation
domestic (adj.) 1 internal, to do with home affairs, local
dominion (n.) land, territory, province
dotage (n.) 2 feebleness of mind, senility
dotage (n.) 2 feebleness of mind, senility
dotage (n.) 2 feebleness of mind, senility
doubt (v.) 1 fear, be afraid [for], feel anxious [for]
doubtful (adj.) 1 fearful, worried, apprehensive
dower (n.) dowry, property or wealth given with a wife
dower (n.) dowry, property or wealth given with a wife
dower (n.) dowry, property or wealth given with a wife
dower (n.) dowry, property or wealth given with a wife
dower (v.) give a dower to, endow
dowerless (adj.) lacking a dowry
dowerless (adj.) lacking a dowry
dragon's tail [astrology] intersection of the orbit of the descending moon and that of the sun [associated with lechery]
draw (v.) 2 take up, receive, collect
draw (v.) 6 pull out, force out
dread (adj.) 1 revered, deeply honoured, held in awe
dread (adj.) 2 frightening, terrifying, fearful
dread-bolted (adj.) with frightening thunderbolts
drive (v.) 2 hasten, fly, move off quickly
dull (adj.) 3 gloomy, melancholic, sullen
duteous (adj.) dutiful, obedient, of allegiance
ear (n.) hearing, listening, paying attention
ear-bussing, ear-kissing (adj.) ear-kissing, reaching the ear only as rumours
earnest (n.) pledge, instalment, deposit, payment in advance
effect (n.) 1 result, end, outcome, fulfilment
effect (n.) 1 result, end, outcome, fulfilment
effect (n.) 1 result, end, outcome, fulfilment
effect (n.) 3 sign, mark, token, manifestation
effect (n.) 3 sign, mark, token, manifestation
effect (n.) 4 drift, tenor, import
elbow (v.) jostle, thrust back, crowd in
election (n.) choice, preference
element (n.) 3 (plural) forces of nature, atmospheric powers
element (n.) 3 (plural) forces of nature, atmospheric powers
element (n.) 7 place, sphere, station
elf (v.) tangle, mat, twist
embossed (adj.) 3 swollen, bulging, protuberant
end (n.) 3 ultimate end, end of all things
endure (v.) 3 live out a life, continue in existence
engine (n.) 4 mechanical device, lever, implement
enguard (v.) protect, preserve, shield
enjoy (v.) 4 possess in love, sleep with
enormous (adj.) disorderly, abnormal, monstrous
enridged (adj.) thrown into ridges, rippling
entertain (v.) 5 hire, employ, maintain, take into service
entertain (v.) 11 treat, deal with, handle
entertainment (n.) 3 hospitality, provision for needs
entreat, intreat (v.) 3 negotiate, intervene, parley
epicurism (n.) gluttony, gorging, sensual excess
equally (adv.) 2 with justice, justly, impartially
equity (n.) 1 justice, impartiality, fairness
esperance (n.) hope, expectation, optimism
essay (n.) trial, testing, proof
estate (n.) 1 state, situation, circumstances
even over (v.) make sense of, straighten out
event (n.) outcome, issue, consequence
evidence (n.) 2 evidence against someone, witnesses for the prosecution
excellent (adj.) 2 [in a bad or neutral sense] exceptionally great, supreme, extreme
execution (n.) 1 action, performance, doing
exhibition (n.) 1 allowance, pension, maintenance
expense (n.) 2 spending, using up, laying out
express (v.) show, reveal, display
extremity (n.) 1 utmost degree, greatest amount
extremity (n.) 3 utmost severity, extreme intensity, hardship
eye (n.) 1 sight, view, presence
eyeless (adj.) blind, sightless, unseeing
face (n.) 1 appearance, outward show, look
fain (adj.) 2 satisfied, well pleased, glad
fain (adv.) gladly, willingly
fain (adv.) gladly, willingly
fain (adv.) gladly, willingly
faint (adj.) 1 feeble, half-hearted
faintly (adv.) 1 hardly, scarcely, very slightly
faith (v.) believe, trust, credit
falchion (n.) curved broadsword
false (adj.) 1 treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.) 1 treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.) 1 treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.) 1 treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.) 1 treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.) 2 disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful
false (adj.) 3 sham, spurious, not genuine, artificial
false (adj.) 4 wrong, mistaken
false (adv.) 3 wrongly, erroneously, in error
familiar (adj.) 3 unduly intimate, too close
fancy (n.) 1 love, amorousness, infatuation
fancy (n.) 5 imagining, flight of fancy, fanciful thought
fantastically (adv.) fancifully, grotesquely, bizarrely
fare (v.) 1 get on, manage, do, cope
fare (v.) 1 get on, manage, do, cope
fare ... well
fare ... well
fare ... well
fare ... well
fare ... well
fare ... well
fare ... well
fare ... well
fare ... well
fashion (v.) 1 form, shape, make [into]
fast (adj.) 2 firm, fixed, definite
fastened (adj.) determined, steadfast, confirmed
father (n.) 1 old man, venerable sir
father (v.) 2 be dealt with by a father
fault (n.) 1 sin, offence, crime
favour (n.) 1 [facial] appearance, countenance, features, looks
fear (v.) 1 frighten, scare, terrify, daunt
fearfully (adv.) frighteningly, terrifyingly
feel (v.) 1 react to, be affected by
feel (v.) 3 test, discover, sound out
feeling (adj.) 1 deeply felt, heartfelt, acutely sensed
feelingly (adv.) 2 in ways that reach the senses
felicitate (adj.) made happy, joyful, ecstatic
fell (adj.) 1 cruel, fierce, savage
fell (n.) 1 skin, hide
fellow (n.) 1 companion, associate
fen-sucked (adj.) rising from marshes
festinate (adj.) speedy, hasty, hurried
fetch (n.) 1 dodge, stratagem, contrivance
field (n.) 4 wasteland, wilderness
fierce (adj.) 1 ardent, active, vigorous
filth (n.) 1 vile creature, foul animal
fine, in in the end, finally, in conclusion
finical (adj.) nit-picking, fussy, over-particular
fire hence / out (v.) drive away by fire
fire-new (adj.) fresh from the fire, brand-new, freshly minted
first (n.) 1 beginning, outset, start
fit (adj.) 1 suited, fitting, appropriate
fit (adj.) 1 suited, fitting, appropriate
fit (adj.) 1 suited, fitting, appropriate
fitchew, fichew, ficho (n.) polecat, skunk; also: prostitute
fitly (adv.) 1 justly, fittingly, aptly
fitly (adv.) 2 at the right time, at a suitable moment
fitness (n.) 1 proper behaviour, appropriate conduct
fixed (adj.) 2 rooted, established, in place
flake (n.) lock of hair
flash (v.) 1 break out suddenly, move abruptly
flaw (n.) 3 fragment, tiny piece
flawed (adj.) cracked, broken
flesh (v.) 2 initiate, introduce [to bloodshed]
fleshment (n.) first achievement, successful accomplishment
flying-off (n.) desertion, defection, forsaking
foin (n.) sword-thrust
follow (v.) 2 act as a follower, be an attendant [on]
fond (adj.) 1 foolish, stupid, mad
fond (adj.) 1 foolish, stupid, mad
fond (adj.) 1 foolish, stupid, mad
fool (n.) 1 [term of endearment or pity] dear, darling, innocent creature
foot (n.) 3 foothold, position, presence
foot (v.) 1 pace, walk about
foot (v.) 2 gain a foothold, land
foot (v.) 2 gain a foothold, land
fop (n.) fool, buffoon, jackass
foppery (n.) 1 folly, foolishness, stupidity
foppish (adj.) foolish, silly, stupid
forbear (v.) 1 stop, cease, desist
forbear (v.) 2 leave alone, avoid, stay away [from]
forbear (v.) 3 control oneself, have patience [for]
forbearance (n.) 2 absence, abstention, staying away
fordo (v.) 2 put an end to, kill, destroy
fordo (v.) 2 put an end to, kill, destroy
fore-vouched (adj.) previously declared, earlier affirmed
forfended (adj.) forbidden, prohibited, denied
fork (n.) 2 barbed arrow-head
fork (n.) 3 (plural) legs
forked (adj.) 2 having two legs
forlorn (adj.) 1 wretched, abandoned, destitute
form (n.) 6 formal procedure, due process, formality
form (n.) 8 physical appearance, outward appearance
forsooth (adv.) in truth, certainly, truly, indeed
fortune (n.) 1 good fortune, success
foster-nurse (n.) nurse who brings up someone else's child as her own
foulness (n.) 2 immorality, impurity, depravity
frame (v.) 1 fashion, make, form, create
frame (v.) 3 arrange, organize, plan
frank (adj.) 1 generous, liberal, bounteous
fraught (adj.) filled, laden, packed
free (adj.) 4 free of worry, untroubled, carefree
free (adj.) 4 free of worry, untroubled, carefree
free (adj.) 4 free of worry, untroubled, carefree
fret (v.) 1 wear out, eat away, erode
fretful (adj.) 1 angry, irritated, ill-tempered
friendship (n.) friendly act, favour, act of kindness
front (n.) 1 forehead, face
frontlet (n.) forehead, ornamental headband [of frowns]
fruitfully (adv.) plentifully, amply, abundantly
full (adj.) 2 ideal, perfect, complete
full (adv.) 1 fully, completely, properly
fumiter (n.) fumitory [variety of weed]
furnishing (n.) decoration, surface factor, window-dressing
furrow-weed (n.) weed growing in the furrows of ploughed fields
gad, upon the suddenly, as if pricked with a gad [= goad]
gait (n.) 1 manner of walking, bearing, movement
gale (n.) wind, breeze
gall (n.) 2 bitterness, spitefulness, vindictiveness
gall (n.) 4 irritation, annoyance
gallow (v.) frighten, scare, startle
garb (n.) manner, style, fashion
gast (v.) frighten, alarm, scare
gate (n.) 1 way, road, path
gather (v.) 1 infer, work out [for oneself], guess at
general (adj.) 1 common, of everyone, public
generation (n.) 1 family, progeny
generous (adj.) well-bred, mannerly, noble-minded
gentle (adj.) 1 well-born, honourable, noble
gentle (adj.) 2 courteous, friendly, kind
gentle (adj.) 6 soft, tender, kind
germen (n.) seed, life-forming elements
get (v.) 1 beget, conceive, breed
get (v.) 1 beget, conceive, breed
get (v.) 1 beget, conceive, breed
get (v.) 1 beget, conceive, breed
ghost (n.) 1 spirit, soul
gilded (adj.) 1 glittering, gold-coloured, tinged with gold
gilded (adj.) 1 glittering, gold-coloured, tinged with gold
gilded (adj.) 1 glittering, gold-coloured, tinged with gold
girdle (n.) 1 waist
glance (v.) 1 touch, have an impact
glass (n.) 1 mirror, looking-glass
glass eyes spectacles
glass-gazing (adj.) admiring oneself in the mirror
go (v.) 1 walk, travel on foot
go to it 1 copulate, engage in sexual intercourse
goodly (adj.) 2 good-looking, handsome, attractive, comely
goodman (adj.) 1 title for a person under the rank of gentleman, yeoman
goodman (adj.) 1 title for a person under the rank of gentleman, yeoman
goodness (n.) 3 benefit, advantage, successful outcome
good-years (n.) [unclear meaning] good times to come
gored (adj.) deeply wounded, bleeding
govern (v.) 1 restrain, control, hold in check
grace (n.) 1 honour, favour, recognition, respect
grace (n.) 1 honour, favour, recognition, respect
grace (n.) 5 favour, good will
grace (n.) 5 favour, good will
graced (adj.) 1 stately, dignified, gracious
great (adj.) 3 valiant, noble, honourable
groom (n.) 2 fellow, character, creature
gross (adj.) 2 large, big, huge
gross (adj.) 8 vile, abhorrent, wicked
grossly (adv.) 1 openly, blatantly, brazenly
grumble (v.) mutter, mumble, growl
guessingly (adv.) as conjecture, by guesswork
guilty (adj.) 2 responsible [for], answerable [for]
habit (n.) 1 dress, clothing, costume
halcyon (n.) kingfisher
half-blooded (adj.) of only one noble parent; bastard
halter (n.) 1 rope with a noose [for hanging]
halter (n.) 1 rope with a noose [for hanging]
handy-dandy choose, make your choice [from the children's game: choosing which hand holds an object]
hap (v.) happen, take place, come to pass
haply (adv.) perhaps, maybe, by chance, with luck
happy (adj.) 1 fortunate, lucky, favoured
happy (adj.) 1 fortunate, lucky, favoured
happy (adj.) 1 fortunate, lucky, favoured
happy (adj.) 2 opportune, appropriate, propitious, favourable
hard (adj.) 4 unpleasant, harsh, cruel
hard (adj.) 4 unpleasant, harsh, cruel
hard (adv.) 1 close, near
hatch (n.) 2 lower part of a door, half-door, gate
head-lugged (adj.) pulled along by the ears; or: baited, tormented
headpiece (n.) 1 head-covering
heady (adj.) 2 reckless, headstrong, impulsive
heart (n.) 1 courage, spirit, valour
heat, in the while feeling heated, while worked up
heavy (adj.) 1 sorrowful, sad, gloomy
heavy (adj.) 2 grave, serious, weighty
heavy (adj.) 2 grave, serious, weighty
heavy (adj.) 4 weary, exhausted, worn out
hell-hated (adj.) hated as hell is hated
helm (n.) 1 helmet
helm (n.) 3 covering of hair
hemlock (n.) variety of poisonous plant
high (adj.) 2 important, major, special
high-engendered (adj.) coming from the heavens, brought into being from above
high-judging (adj.) judging from on high
history (n.) 1 story, tale, narrative
hit (v.) 3 agree, be in accord; or: strive, aim
hold (v.) 1 keep, maintain, observe
hold (v.) 3 stand firm, continue, carry on
hold (v.) 4 bear, tolerate, endure
hold (v.) 8 stop, cease, hold on
holla (int.) whoa, stop [to a horse]
holla, holloa (v.) halloo, shout, call out [to]
hollowness (n.) insincerity, hypocrisy, lip-service
hollowness (n.) insincerity, hypocrisy, lip-service
home (adv.) 1 fully, thoroughly, unsparingly
home (adv.) 1 fully, thoroughly, unsparingly
home (adv.) 1 fully, thoroughly, unsparingly
honest (adj.) 1 chaste, pure, virtuous
honesty (n.) 2 honour, integrity, uprightness
honour (n.) 3 noble rank, position of dignity, title of renown
honoured (adj.) honourable, dignified, virtuous
horn (n.) 4 drinking-horn
horrible (adv.) extremely, exceedingly, terribly
host (n.) 2 inn, lodging, place of shelter
hot (adj.) 1 hot-tempered, angry, passionate
hot (adj.) 2 enthusiastic, ardent, eager, keen
hot (adj.) 2 enthusiastic, ardent, eager, keen
hotly (adv.) 2 ardently, desperately, avidly
hovel (v.) find poor shelter [as in a hovel]
hurricano (n.) water-spout
hurtless (adj.) without hurting, harmlessly
hysterica passio [Latin: hysterical passion] hysteria
idle (adj.) 1 useless, barren, worthless
idle (adj.) 1 useless, barren, worthless
idle (adj.) 2 mad, crazy, lunatic
idle (adj.) 10 inactive, unmoving, inert
if for (conj.) because
ignobly (adv.) dishonourably, shamefully, badly
ignorance (n.) 1 negligence, obtuseness, lack of understanding
ill (adj.) 1 bad, adverse, unfavourable
ill (adv.) 1 badly, adversely, unfavourably
ill (adv.) 1 badly, adversely, unfavourably
ill (adv.) 1 badly, adversely, unfavourably
ill (adv.) 1 badly, adversely, unfavourably
image (n.) 1 embodiment, instance, form
image (n.) 1 embodiment, instance, form
image (n.) 1 embodiment, instance, form
imagination (n.) 1 delusion, fancy, imagining
immediacy (n.) position closest to the sovereign, being next in standing
imperfect (adj.) 1 unfinished, incomplete
impertinency (n.) irrelevance, nonsense, senselessness
import (v.) 1 signify, mean, suggest
import (v.) 2 be of importance to, concern, matter to
importune (v.) 1 urge, press
importuned (adj.) beseeching, pleading, imploring
impressed (adj.) conscripted, forced to enlist
improper (adj.) unfitting, unsuitable, inappropriate
in-a-door (adv.) indoors
incense (v.) incite, urge, set on
incline to (v.) lean towards, favour, support
indistinguished, undistinguished (adj.) limitless, unimaginable, beyond apprehension
infirmity (n.) 1 defect, flaw, weakness
inflamed (adj.) 1 fervent, glowing, ardent
ingenious (adj.) 1 alert, fully conscious, intelligent, capable
ingrateful (adj.) 1 ungrateful, unappreciative
ingrateful (adj.) 1 ungrateful, unappreciative
ingrateful (adj.) 1 ungrateful, unappreciative
inherit (v.) 5 possess, hold power over
injunction (n.) order, directive, command
intelligence (n.) 1 information, news, communication
intelligent (adj.) 1 bearing intelligence, giving inside information
intelligent (adj.) 1 bearing intelligence, giving inside information
intelligent (adj.) 1 bearing intelligence, giving inside information
intent (n.) intention, purpose, aim
intent (n.) intention, purpose, aim
intent (n.) intention, purpose, aim
intent (n.) intention, purpose, aim
intent (n.) intention, purpose, aim
intent (n.) intention, purpose, aim
interess (v.) admit, give a share, lay claim
interest (n.) 1 valid claim [on], rights of possession [to]
interlude, enterlude (n.) short play, theatrical performance [staged to fill an interval]
intermission (n.) 3 interruption; or: pausing
intrinse (adj.) intricate, involved; or: inward, secret
invention (n.) 5 plan, scheme, stratagem
issue (n.) 1 child(ren), offspring, family, descendant
issue (n.) 1 child(ren), offspring, family, descendant
issue (n.) 1 child(ren), offspring, family, descendant
issue (n.) 1 child(ren), offspring, family, descendant
issue (n.) 2 outcome, result, consequence(s)
issue (n.) 2 outcome, result, consequence(s)
jakes (n.) lavatory, privy, latrine
jealous (adj.) 1 suspicious, mistrustful, wary, watchful
jealous (adj.) 1 suspicious, mistrustful, wary, watchful
joint-stool, join-stool, joined-stool (n.) well-made stool [by a joiner] [also used in phrases of ridicule]
jovial (adj.) majestic, like Jove [Jupiter]
judgement (n.) 1 opinion, estimation, assessment
judgement (n.) 1 opinion, estimation, assessment
judgement (n.) 7 judgement day
judicious (adj.) 2 appropriate, fitting, proper
Jug (n.) pet-name for Joan; sweetheart, mistress
just (adj.) 1 accurate, exact, precise
just (adj.) 5 honourable, loyal, faithful
justicer (n.) judge
justicer (n.) judge
justicer (n.) judge
keep (v.) 2 stay within, remain inside
kennel (v.) go outside to the dog-house
kibe (n.) chilblain, inflamed heel
kind (n.) 2 manner, way, state
kite (n.) bird of prey; thieving bird [of ill omen; also, strong term of abuse]
knap (v.) 1 hit, knock, rap
knave (n.) 1 scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knave (n.) 1 scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knave (n.) 1 scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knave (n.) 1 scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knave (n.) 1 scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knave (n.) 1 scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knave (n.) 1 scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knave (n.) 1 scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knave (n.) 1 scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knave (n.) 2 servant, menial, lackey
knave (n.) 2 servant, menial, lackey
knave (n.) 2 servant, menial, lackey
knave (n.) 3 boy, lad, fellow
knave (n.) 3 boy, lad, fellow
knave (n.) 3 boy, lad, fellow
knee (v.) 2 kneel before, beg, supplicate
labour (n.) 1 service, effort, hard work
lad (n.) serving-man, man of low birth [not necessarily young]
lag of lagging behind, lingering after
lance (n.) lancer, horse soldier armed with a lance
large (adj.) 1 generous, bountiful, liberal, lavish
large (adj.) 1 generous, bountiful, liberal, lavish
large (adj.) 5 grandiose, impressive sounding
latch (v.) 2 catch, nick
late (adj.) 1 recent, not long past
late (adv.) recently, a little while ago / before
late (adv.) recently, a little while ago / before
late (adv.) recently, a little while ago / before
late (adv.) recently, a little while ago / before
late (adv.) recently, a little while ago / before
late, of recently, a little while ago
lately (adv.) 1 recently, of late
lecher (v.) copulate, play the part of a lecher
lending (n.) 1 (plural) something lent, borrowing
let-alone (n.) power to interfere, ability to hinder
lethargy (v.) affect with lethargy, dull, subdue
levy (v.) 1 enlist, conscript, muster
light (adj.) 6 facile, frivolous, of no consequence
light (v.) 1 alight, descend, fall, come to rest
light on (v.) come across, meet with, chance upon
like (adj.) 1 same, similar, alike, equal
like (adv.) 1 likely, probable / probably
like (adv.) 1 likely, probable / probably
like (v.) 1 please, suit
like (v.) 1 please, suit
like, the the same
likeness (n.) appearance, look
Lipsbury (n.) [unclear meaning; perhaps: ‘lips-town’] space between the lips, jaws
list (n.) 2 muster, troop, band, recruitment
list (v.) 1 wish, like, please
list (v.) 3 listen to, pay attention to
litter (n.) 1 [transportable] bed, couch
little-seeming (adj.) [difficult meaning] of no account; or: who refuses to acknowledge appearances
living (n.) possessions, means of support, livelihood
loathly (adv.) with such loathing, with detestation
long-ingraffed (adj.) long-implanted, long-engrafted, habitual
look (v.) 1 expect, anticipate, hope, await the time
look (v.) 2 find, seek, look for
look about (v.) be on the look-out, be wary
look for (v.) 1 expect, hope for, anticipate
looped (adj.) full of holes
lose (v.) 5 harm, damage
lose (v.) 6 ruin the reputation of, destroy the credibility of
loss (n.) 1 perdition, destruction
louse (v.) become lice-infested
love (n.) 4 expression of love, love-vow
low (adj.) 1 humble, lowly, inferior
low (adj.) 1 humble, lowly, inferior
lowness (n.) degradation, abasement, decline
loyal (adj.) legitimate; faithful
lubber (n.) clumsy dolt, blundering lout
lurk (v.) 1 keep hidden, stay out of sight
lust-dieted (adj.) pleasure-gorged, self-indulgent
lusty (adj.) 1 vigorous, strong, robust, eager
luxury (n.) lust, lechery, lasciviousness
lym (n.) [doubtful reading] bloodhound
machination (n.) plotting, intrigue, scheming
machination (n.) plotting, intrigue, scheming
mad (v.) 1 madden, exasperate, infuriate
made (adj.) 1 resolved, framed, decided
main (n.) 2 mainland
mainly (adv.) 2 entirely, completely, totally
make (v.) 2 do, perform, carry out
make from (v.) [unclear meaning] avoid, beware; or: let go, release
make good 3 hold, secure, make sure of
make nothing of treat as worthless, deal with contemptuously
make on (v.) 1 make of, compose, form
make up (v.) 4 reconcile, settle, arrange
malediction (n.) cursing, invective, denunciation
man (n.) 1 human nature, humanity [as opposed to beasts]
man (n.) 3 manliness, courage, valour
mantle (n.) 2 surface vegetable matter, covering
mar (v.) ruin, harm, injure, damage
mark (v.) 1 note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
mark (v.) 1 note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
mark (v.) 1 note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
mark (v.) 1 note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
mark (v.) 1 note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
mark (v.) 1 note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
mark (v.) 1 note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
marry (v.) 1 join together, unite
marvel (v.) wonder, be curious
mate (n.) 1 companion, associate, comrade
mate and make husband and wife
material (adj.) 1 full of matter, containing substance
matter (n.) 1 subject-matter, content, substance
matter (n.) 1 subject-matter, content, substance
matter (n.) 1 subject-matter, content, substance
matter (n.) 1 subject-matter, content, substance
matter (n.) 1 subject-matter, content, substance
matter (n.) 2 significance, import, meaning
mature (adj.) ready, ripe, set
maugre (prep.) [pron: 'mawguh] in spite of
mead (n.) meadow
mean (adj.) 1 of low rank, inferior in position, less important
mean (n.) 4 (plural) resources, wherewithal, wealth
mean (v.) 1 intend, purpose, mean to act
meaning (n.) design, intention, purpose
meaning (n.) design, intention, purpose
measure (n.) 6 course of action, means
meat (n.) 2 edible part
meat (n.) 3 foodstuff, fodder, scraps
medicine (n.) 4 poison
meet (adj.) 1 fit, suitable, right, proper
meet (adj.) 1 fit, suitable, right, proper
meet (adj.) 1 fit, suitable, right, proper
meiny (n.) 2 household retinue, followers
memory (n.) 3 reminder, memento
mend (v.) 1 amend, improve, make better, put right
mend (v.) 1 amend, improve, make better, put right
mere (adj.) 1 complete, total, absolute, utter
mere (adj.) 2 sole, personal, particular
merit (n.) 1 desert, deserving, inner worth
merit (n.) 2 reward, just desert
mess (n.) 4 serving of food, dish
methinks(t), methought(s) (v.) it seems /seemed to me
methinks(t), methought(s) (v.) it seems /seemed to me
methinks(t), methought(s) (v.) it seems /seemed to me
methinks(t), methought(s) (v.) it seems /seemed to me
methinks(t), methought(s) (v.) it seems /seemed to me
methinks(t), methought(s) (v.) it seems /seemed to me
methinks(t), methought(s) (v.) it seems /seemed to me
methinks(t), methought(s) (v.) it seems /seemed to me
mettle, mettell (n.) 1 spirit, temperament, disposition
milk-livered (adj.) chicken-hearted, cowardly
mince (v.) 3 suggest by walking pretentiously, give an affected impression of
minikin (adj.) shrill; or: dainty, tiny
minister (n.) messenger, agent, servant
miscarry (v.) 1 come to harm, perish, meet death
miscarry (v.) 1 come to harm, perish, meet death
mischief (n.) 3 harm, injury, damage
mischief (n.) 3 harm, injury, damage
misconstruction (n.) misunderstanding, misinterpretation
miscreant (n.) 2 unbeliever, heretic
modest (adj.) 1 moderate, reasonable, mild, limited
modest (adj.) 2 moderate, uninflated, free from exaggeration
moiety (n.) 1 share, portion, part
monopoly (n.) exclusive trading right granted by the sovereign
monster (v.) 1 make a monster of
moonshine (n.) 1 moonlight
moonshine (n.) 2 month
mopping (n.) grimacing, making faces
moral (adj.) 1 full of moral sentiments, arguing the pros and cons
morrow (n.) morning
morrow (n.) morning
mortified (adj.) 1 deadened, dead to feeling, numbed
motion (n.) 10 [fencing] attack, execution
motley (n.) 1 distinctive dress of a fool
move (v.) 1 arouse, affect, stir [by emotion]
mowing (n.) grimacing, making mouths
muster (n.) 1 (plural) enlistment of soldiers, mobilizing of troops
mutiny (n.) 1 riot, civil disturbance, state of discord
name (n.) 1 reputation, fame, renown
name (v.) 1 give particulars of, speak about, describe
natural (adj.) 1 feeling proper affection, having normal feelings
natural fool born fool, simpleton by nature
nature (n.) 2 natural powers, normal state [of mind and body]
nature (n.) 2 natural powers, normal state [of mind and body]
nature (n.) 2 natural powers, normal state [of mind and body]
nature (n.) 3 human nature
nature (n.) 3 human nature
nature (n.) 3 human nature
nature (n.) 3 human nature
nature (n.) 3 human nature
nature (n.) 3 human nature
nature (n.) 3 human nature
nature (n.) 5 personality, innate disposition, character
nature (n.) 6 natural order, ungoverned state, way of the world [often personified]
nature (n.) 6 natural order, ungoverned state, way of the world [often personified]
nature (n.) 6 natural order, ungoverned state, way of the world [often personified]
nature (n.) 6 natural order, ungoverned state, way of the world [often personified]
nature (n.) 6 natural order, ungoverned state, way of the world [often personified]
nature (n.) 6 natural order, ungoverned state, way of the world [often personified]
naughty (adj.) 1 wicked, evil, vile
naughty (adj.) 2 bad, nasty, horrible
nearly (adv.) closely, particularly, especially
neat (adj.) 1 posh, elegant, trim, refined
neighbour (v.) be close, be well acquainted [with]
nether (adj.) 2 belonging to the earth, earthly, worldly
nether-stock (n.) stocking for the lower leg
nicely (adv.) 1 scrupulously, punctiliously, meticulously, fastidiously
nicely (adv.) 1 scrupulously, punctiliously, meticulously, fastidiously
nighted (adj.) 2 blacked-out, overtaken by night
nimble (adj.) sudden, swift, rapid
nine-fold (n.) set of nine attendants
noble (adj.) 1 of good breeding, high-born
noise (n.) 1 report, rumour, news
noiseless (adj.) peaceful, tranquil, quiet
note (n.) 1 attention, notice, regard
nothing (n.) 2 nonsense, emptiness, rubbish
nothing (n.) 4 no-one, nobody
nothing (n.) 5 no point, no particular
notice (n.) 2 recognition, official acknowledgement
notion (n.) understanding, awareness, intellect
nuncle (n.) child-like shortening of ‘mine uncle’; guardian, master
O (n.) 2 cipher, zero, nought
object (n.) 1 spectacle, sight, object of attention
object (n.) 1 spectacle, sight, object of attention
obscured (adj.) disguised, covert, incognito
observant (n.) ingratiating attendant, obsequious servant
occasion (n.) 1 circumstance, opportunity
occasion (n.) 2 ground, reason, cause, matter
occasion (n.) 2 ground, reason, cause, matter
occupation (n.) 2 calling, habit, business
oeillade (n.) [pron: 'iliad, uh'yahd] ] amorous glance, look of love, ogle
offence (n.) 1 damage, injury, harm
offend (v.) 1 harm, hurt, pain
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.) 1 task, service, duty, responsibility
office (n.) 2 role, position, place, function
oft (adv.) often
oft (adv.) often
oft (adv.) often
oft (adv.) often
oft (adv.) often
oft (adv.) often
old (adj.) 5 normal, usual, commonplace
on (prep.) 7 of
only (adv.) 2 as a sole exception, excepting
ope (v.) open
open (adj.) 4 displayed, made visible
operation (n.) 1 effect, force, influence, power
operative (adj.) effective, efficacious, capable of working
opinion (n.) 1 public opinion, popular judgement
opposeless (adj.) unable to be resisted, unchallengeable
opposite (adj.) opposed, hostile, adverse, antagonistic [to]
opposite (n.) 1 opponent, adversary, anatagonist
opposite (n.) 1 opponent, adversary, anatagonist
orb (n.) 1 sphere, planet, star, heavenly body
order (n.) 2 prescribed practice, regular procedure
ordinance (n.) 3 decree, divine rule, injunction
out (adv.) 12 away from home, abroad
outface (v.) 1 defy, intimidate, overcome by confronting
out-jest (v.) overcome with the force of jokes
out-paramour (v.) have more lovers than
out-storm (v.) rage more violently than a storm
out-wall (n.) external appearance, outer clothing
outward (adj.) 1 external, surface, superficial
overlook (v.) 1 look over, peruse, read through
overlooking (n.) 1 perusal, inspection, scrutiny
over-lusty (adj.) 1 too vigorous, over-active
over-read (v.) read over, read through
overskip (v.) pass over without noticing, jump lightly over
overtake (v.) 2 catch up to, come up with
overture (n.) 1 disclosure, revelation
overwatched (adj.) wearied from too much watching, exhausted from lack of sleep
owe (v.) 1 own, possess, have
pack (n.) 1 gang, group, circle, confederacy
pack (v.) 1 take [oneself] off, be off, depart
packing (n.) plotting, contriving, underhand dealing
pain (n.) effort, endeavour, exertion, labour
pander, pandar (n.) pimp, procurer, go-between
parricide (n.) 2 patricide, father-murderer
part (n.) 1 quality, attribute, gift, accomplishment [of mind or body]
part (n.) 3 remnant, fragment, vestige
partial (adj.) 2 biased, prejudiced, self-interested
particular (adj.) 1 personal, special, private
particular (adj.) 1 personal, special, private
particular (n.) 2 individual person, self
parti-eyed (adj.) [unclear meaning] with eyes of mixed colours; bleeding
party (n.) 1 side, faction, camp
party (n.) 1 side, faction, camp
pass (n.) 7 predicament, juncture, critical point
pass (v.) 17 pass sentence, adjudicate
pass (v.) 18 pass away, pass from life, die
passion (n.) 5 passionate outburst, emotional passage
paste (n.) pastry, doughy mixture
pat (adv.) 1 neatly, opportunely, aptly
patience (n.) 2 endurance, fortitude, composure
patient (adj.) calm, serene, of quiet mind
patiently (adv.) 1 with endurance, with fortitude
patrimony (n.) estate, inheritance, property
pattern (n.) 1 picture, model, specimen, example
pawn (n.) pledge, surety, forfeit
pawn down (v.) stake, pledge, risk
peace (v.) be still, keep silent, be calm
peascod (n.) pea-plant, pea-pod
pelican (adj.) bird reputed to feed her young with her own blood
pell-mell (adv.) in headlong confusion, in disordered haste
pelting (adj.) paltry, petty, worthless, insignificant
pendulous (adj.) overhanging, suspended overhead
penning (n.) handwriting, penmanship
perchance (adv.) 1 perhaps, maybe
perchance (adv.) 1 perhaps, maybe
perchance (adv.) 1 perhaps, maybe
perchance (adv.) 1 perhaps, maybe
perdu (n.) sentinel exposed to danger, sentry placed in a hazardous position
perfect (adj.) 5 adult, grown up, mature
perforce (adv.) 1 forcibly, by force, violently
perforce (adv.) 2 of necessity, with no choice in the matter
perforce (adv.) 2 of necessity, with no choice in the matter
perforce (adv.) 2 of necessity, with no choice in the matter
perforce (adv.) 2 of necessity, with no choice in the matter
peril, at at risk of punishment
period (n.) 2 point of completion, fitting conclusion, consummation
period (n.) 4 end, purpose, goal
philosopher (n.) one learned in natural philosophy, sage
philosopher (n.) one learned in natural philosophy, sage
philosopher (n.) one learned in natural philosophy, sage
phrase (n.) 1 phrasing, language, mode of expression
physic (n.) 1 medicine, healing, treatment
picture (n.) 3 description
piece (n.) 2 specimen, masterpiece
piece (v.) 1 add to, join to, augment
piece out (v.) 1 augment, increase, supplement
pight (adj.) 1 determined, set, fixed
pilgrimage (n.) journey, passage, voyage
pillicock [slang] penis
pinch (n.) 2 hardship, extremity, privation
pinfold (n.) pound, place for keeping stray animals
pity (v.) be merciful to, assist
place (n.) 1 position, post, office, rank
place (n.) 1 position, post, office, rank
place (n.) 1 position, post, office, rank
place (n.) 1 position, post, office, rank
place (n.) 5 room, lodging, quarters
placket (n.) 2 opening in the front of a skirt or petticoat
plague (n.) calamity, affliction, scourge
plague (n.) calamity, affliction, scourge
plague (n.) calamity, affliction, scourge
plain (v.) 1 complain, lament, bewail
plainly (adv.) 2 bluntly, frankly, candidly
plainness (n.) plain-speaking, openness, frankness
plainness (n.) plain-speaking, openness, frankness
pleasant (adj.) 3 pleasurable, enjoyable, pleasing
pleasure (n.) 2 intention, resolution, desire
plight (n.) 2 pledge, promise, marriage-vow
plight one's troth, plight troth 2 make a solemn promise [to do no harm]
plighted (adj.) 2 folded, hidden; also: solemnly pledged
pluck upon (v.) bring to ruin, demolish
point (n.) 6 aim, purpose, culmination
point, at / at a in readiness, prepared, armed
point, at / at a in readiness, prepared, armed
poise (n.) 3 weight, importance, gravity
politic (adj.) 1 prudent, cautious, discreet, shrewd
politician (n.) schemer, intriguer, plotter
ponderous (adj.) weighty, substantial, profound
porridge (n.) meat and vegetable stew or broth [reputed to produce strength]
port (n.) 1 portal, entrance, gateway
port (n.) 1 portal, entrance, gateway
portable (adj.) bearable, supportable, endurable
portion (n.) 1 dowry, marriage gift, settlement
post (n.) 1 express messenger, courier
post (n.) 1 express messenger, courier
post (n.) 1 express messenger, courier
post (v.) 1 hasten, speed, ride fast
post (v.) 1 hasten, speed, ride fast
potency (n.) power, authority, command
potential (adj.) powerful, mighty, strong
power (n.) 1 armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.) 1 armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.) 1 armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.) 1 armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.) 1 armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.) 1 armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.) 1 armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.) 1 armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.) 1 armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.) 3 authority, government
power (n.) 3 authority, government
power (n.) 3 authority, government
power (n.) 3 authority, government
power (n.) 5 exercise of power, authoritative action
power (n.) 5 exercise of power, authoritative action
power (n.) 6 (plural) physical faculties, bodily strength
power (n.) 9 (usually plural) gods, deities, divinities
practice (n.) 1 scheme, plot, stratagem, intrigue
practice (n.) 1 scheme, plot, stratagem, intrigue
practice (n.) 1 scheme, plot, stratagem, intrigue
practice (n.) 2 trickery, treachery
practice (n.) 2 trickery, treachery
practise on / upon (v.) 1 plot against
prank (n.) 1 outrageous deed, excessive behaviour
precedent (n.) 1 example, instance, case
precipitate (v.) fall headlong, plunge, tumble
predominance (n.) ascendancy, predominant influence, authority
preferment (n.) advancement, promotion
pregnant (adj.) 1 well-disposed, ready, inclined, receptive
pregnant (adj.) 4 meaningful, compelling, convincing
preparation (n.) 1 equipped military force, force ready for war
prepared (adj.) drawn, ready for action
presage (v.) 1 signify, indicate
prescribe (v.) limit, restrict, confine
presented (adj.) 1 displayed, exhibited, paraded
presently (adv.) 1 immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.) 1 immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.) 1 immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.) 1 immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.) 1 immediately, instantly, at once
press-money (n.) money paid to recruits when conscripted
pretence (n.) 1 plan, design, intention, purpose
pretence (n.) 1 plan, design, intention, purpose
pretty (adj.) 3 [of men] fine, good-looking
prevent (v.) 2 take steps to thwart, avoid by prompt action
prevent (v.) 3 forestall, baffle, confound
prey (n.) 1 preying, violence, devouring
price (n.) value, worth, importance
price (v.) evaluate, value, prize
prick (n.) 2 spike, skewer, prong
pride (n.) 1 splendour, magnificence, pomp
privily (adv.) secretly, privately, stealthily
proceeding (n.) 1 course of action, measures
proclaim (v.) 2 officially declare to be an outlaw
proclaimed (adj.) publicly declared [as an outlaw], announced by proclamation
profess (v.) 1 declare, avow, affirm
profess (v.) 4 make profession of, do as an occupation
professed (adj.) with avowed affection, displaying openly declared love
profession (n.) 2 solemn vow, sworn declaration
proof (n.) 3 test, trial
proof (n.) 4 evidence, demonstration, testimony
proof (n.) 5 making good, showing to be loyal
proper (adj.) 1 good-looking, handsome, comely
proper (adj.) 6 characteristic, typical, normal
propinquity (n.) close kinship, blood relationship
prosper (v.) make prosperous, give success to
proud (adj.) 1 fine, splendid, luxurious
prove (v.) 1 test, try out, make trial [of]
prove (v.) 1 test, try out, make trial [of]
prove (v.) 1 test, try out, make trial [of]
provided (adj.) prepared, ready, provided with necessities
provision (n.) 1 supply of necessities
provision (n.) 1 supply of necessities
provoke (v.) 2 bring about, induce, engender
publish (v.) 1 announce, make public, make generally known
published (adj.) proclaimed, publicly announced
pudder (n.) hubbub, din, uproar
puissant (adj.) powerful, mighty, strong
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 2 point at issue, matter in hand
purpose (v.) 2 intend to do, resolve to act
purposed (adj.) 1 proposed, intended, contemplated
put on (v.) 1 instigate, provoke, incite
put on (v.) 1 instigate, provoke, incite
put up (v.) 2 conceal, hide away, pocket
qualify (v.) 1 moderate, weaken, diminish
quality (n.) 1 nature, disposition, character
quality (n.) 1 nature, disposition, character
quality (n.) 1 nature, disposition, character
quality (n.) 1 nature, disposition, character
quality (n.) 2 accomplishment, capacity, ability
quality (n.) 3 rank, standing, position
quality (n.) 3 rank, standing, position
queasy (adj.) 3 uncertain, hazardous; or: delicate, ticklish
question (n.) 1 argument, contention, dispute
question (n.) 2 point at issue, problem, business
question (n.) 4 debating, discussion, investigation
question (n.) 6 conversation, discourse, piece of talk
questrist (n.) one who goes in quest of another, seeker
quicken (v.) 1 revive, rejuvenate, give life [to]
quit (v.) 6 avenge, requite, take vengeance [on]
quit (v.) 10 acquit, do one's part, bear [oneself]
rack (n.) 4 machine of torture which stretches the limbs
rage (n.) 1 violent outburst, furious passion
rage (n.) 4 madness, insanity, derangement
rage (n.) 4 madness, insanity, derangement
rail (v.) rant, rave, be abusive [about]
rail (v.) rant, rave, be abusive [about]
rail (v.) rant, rave, be abusive [about]
raiment (n.) clothing, clothes, dress
rake up (v.) bury, cover up
rank (adj.) 2 foul-smelling, stinking
rank (adj.) 4 gross, outlandish, coarse
rare (adj.) 2 unusual, striking, exceptional
rash (v.) force, drive; or: slash with
ratsbane (n.) rat poison
ravish (v.) 2 snatch from, tear from
raze (v.) alter, take away, get rid of
reason (n.) 4 account, version, explanation
reason (v.) 2 argue rationally [about], debate the pros and cons [of]
reason (v.) 2 argue rationally [about], debate the pros and cons [of]
reason (v.) 3 raise, bring up, discuss
recreant (n.) 3 heretic, unbeliever, apostate
redress (n.) 2 remedy, amendment, improvement
redress (n.) 2 remedy, amendment, improvement
reeking (adj.) 1 sweaty, heated, perspiring
regard (n.) 2 consideration, respect, factor
rein (n.) 1 control, restraint, curb
relieve (v.) aid, assist, rescue
relieve (v.) aid, assist, rescue
remainder (n.) 3 rest, remaining people
remediate (adj.) remedial, restorative, healing
remember (v.) 1 remind, bring to someone's mind
remember (v.) 2 recollect, recall, call to mind
remotion (n.) removal, departure; or: remoteness
remove (n.) 1 change of residence, departure
renege (v.) 2 deny, refuse, decline
repeal (v.) recall, call back [from exile]
reposal (n.) reposing, placing, desposit
reprovable (adj.) blameworthy, reprehensible, deserving censure
require (v.) 1 request, ask, beg
reservation (n.) 1 keeping back, leaving aside
reserve (v.) preserve, retain, keep
reserve (v.) preserve, retain, keep
resolution (n.) 2 certainty, definiteness, positive knowledge
resolve (v.) 3 inform, tell
respect (n.) 3 regard, admiration, favour, opinion
respect (n.) 4 esteem, status, honour
respect, upon with consideration, deliberately
rest (n.) 1 [period of] peace, calm, repose
retention (n.) 4 place of detention, confinement
revenue (n.) 1 income, yield, profit
revenue (n.) 1 income, yield, profit
reverb (v.) reverberate, re-echo, resound
reverence (n.) 1 respected state, venerable condition
reverence (n.) 1 respected state, venerable condition
reverend (adj.) revered, worthy, respected
right (adv.) 1 very, altogether, properly
right (n.) 2 justice, rightfulness, justification
rigour (n.) strength, severity, harshness
ring (n.) 3 eye-socket
ripe (adj.) 6 red and full like ripe fruit
rival (v.) act as a rival, compete
rive (v.) 2 open up, burst from, break out of
rogue (n.) vagrant, vagabond, beggar
roguish (adj.) characteristic of vagabonds, wild
round (adj.) 1 blunt, forthright, straight, plain-spoken
royal (adj.) 1 like a king, majestic
rub (v.) 1 hinder, impede, sidetrack
rude (adj.) 3 [of wind or water] stormy, turbulent, harsh
ruffle (v.) 1 rage, bluster, storm
ruffle (v.) 2 handle roughly, treat with outrage
's (det.) 1 contracted form of ‘his’
sad (adj.) 3 downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
sad (adj.) 3 downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
safe (adj.) 2 sure, certain, assured
safe (adj.) 4 sane, sound, mentally balanced
sallet (n.) 1 salad
salt (n.) 1 salt tears
sampire, samphire (n.) variety of marine plant
sapient (adj.) wise, learned, erudite
satisfaction (n.) 1 removal of doubt, resolved state of mind
saucily (adv.) presumptuously, cheekily, impudently
saucily (adv.) presumptuously, cheekily, impudently
saucy (adj.) 1 insolent, impudent, presumptuous, defiant
save (v.) 4 spare, allow to live
savour (n.) 3 flavour, nature, character
savour (v.) 2 relish, enjoy, delight [in]
saw (n.) wise saying, platitude, maxim
scant (v.) 1 neglect, stint, withhold
scant (v.) 1 neglect, stint, withhold
scant (v.) 3 give out sparingly, curtail, withhold [from]
scanted (adj.) withheld, stinted, limited
scape, 'scape (v.) escape, avoid
scape, 'scape (v.) escape, avoid
scape, 'scape (v.) escape, avoid
scape, 'scape (v.) escape, avoid
scape, 'scape (v.) escape, avoid
scattered (adj.) 2 disunited, distracted, divided
scurvy (adj.) 1 contemptible, despicable, wretched
season (n.) 4 time of year, weather conditions
season, out of (adj./adv.) 2 inopportunely, inappropriately, inconveniently
second (n.) 1 supporter, helper, champion
sect (n.) 1 faction, cabal, party
sectary (n.) 1 devotee, disciple, adherent
secure (v.) 2 make over-confident, keep unsuspecting
see (v.) 2 see to, manage, attend to
seeming (n.) 3 demeanour, outward behaviour
seize, seize upon (v.) [legal] take possession of, take hold of
self (adj.) same, selfsame, identical, exact
self (adj.) same, selfsame, identical, exact
self-covered (adj.) self-concealing, with the self covered over
self-subdued (adj.) unresisting, offering no opposition
semblance (n.) 1 appearance, outward show
sense (n.) 3 feeling, sensibility, capacity to feel
sense (n.) 3 feeling, sensibility, capacity to feel
sentence (n.) 2 pronouncement, authoritative decision
sepulchre (v.) 2 serve as a burial-place for
sequent (adj.) 1 following, ensuing, consequent
service (n.) 4 respect, duty, esteem
serviceable (adj.) 2 diligent, subservient, ready to do anything
servile (adj.) 2 befitting a slave, slavish, cringing
servingman (n.) male servant, male attendant
sessa, sesey, sese (int.) [cry of encouragement used in hunting, fencing] be off, off you go
sessa, sesey, sese (int.) [cry of encouragement used in hunting, fencing] be off, off you go
set (v.) 9 challenge, put down a stake against
set up one's rest (n.) [in primero] venture one's final stake, stake all
several (adj.) 2 various, sundry, respective, individual
several (adj.) 2 various, sundry, respective, individual
shadowy (adj.) shady, shaded
shake (v.) 1 seize, grasp, move
shank (n.) 1 leg
sheepcote (n.) building where sheep shelter
shelled, shealed (adj.) deprived of a shell, without a shell
shift (v.) 4 change [clothes]
shiver (v.) smash to pieces, fragment
shoot (v.) send forth, throw, let fly
shorten (v.) 2 make ineffective, undermine, subvert
show (n.) 2 spectacle, display, ceremony
show (v.) appear, look [like], present [as]
show (v.) appear, look [like], present [as]
shrill-gorged (adj.) shrill-sounding, with high-pitched voice
side-piercing (adj.) heart-rending, heart-breaking, harrowing
silly-ducking (adj.) foolishly bowing, ridiculously obsequious
simple (adj.) 1 common, ordinary, average, humble
simple (n.) 2 medicinal herb, medicine
simple-answered (adj.) straight in reply, direct in answer
simular (n.) pretender, hypocrite, false claimant
sinew (n.) 2 nerve
single (adj.) 4 unaided, single-handed, sole
sir (n.) 1 man, person, individual
sith that (conj.) since
size (n.) 3 allowance, ration, quota
skill (n.) 2 discernment, discrimination, capacity to perceive
slack (adj.) less attentive, remiss, lax
slack (v.) 4 neglect, be remiss [to]
slave (v.) enslave, bring into subjection
slenderly (adv.) poorly, inadequately, to a slight extent
slipshod, slip-shod (adj.) wearing slippers
sliver (v.) cut off [a piece], split off, tear away
smile (v.) 2 laugh at, mock, sneer at
smilet (n.) slight smile
smilingly (adv.) with a smile, experiencing some happiness
smoke (v.) 2 give off steam [i.e. blood]
smooth (v.) 3 indulge, humour, allay, flatter
smug (adj.) 1 neat, spruce, trim
snuff (n.) 1 resentment, huff, pique
snuff (n.) 2 smouldering candle-end, burnt-out wick
soiled (adj.) fully fed with fresh fodder; lively, skittish
sojourn (n.) visit, temporary stay
sojourn (v.) 1 pause, reside, stay for a while
sojourn (v.) 1 pause, reside, stay for a while
something (adv.) 1 somewhat, rather
something (adv.) 1 somewhat, rather
sometime (adj.) former, previous
sometime (adv.) 2 sometimes, now and then
sometime (adv.) 2 sometimes, now and then
soothe (v.) 1 humour, encourage, indulge
sop (n.) piece of bread or cake steeped in liquid [before being eaten]
sophisticated (adj.) removed from the simple state, no longer natural
sore (adj.) 1 severe, harsh, heavy
sorely (adv.) 1 severely, intensely, very greatly
sot (n.) blockhead, idiot, dolt
sovereign (adj.) 3 overpowering, unmitigated, extreme
space (n.) 1 space of time, while
space (n.) 3 freedom from captivity; or: possession of property
speak (v.) 6 reprove, admonish, rebuke
speak for (v.) demand, call for, cry out for
speculation (n.) 4 observer, watcher, agent
speed (v.) 1 meet with success, prosper, flourish
spherical (adj.) of the spheres [stars], planetary
spill (v.) destroy, overthrow
spleen (n.) 2 irritability, malice, bad temper
spoil (v.) 3 devastate, ravage, impoverish
sport (n.) 1 recreation, amusement, entertainment
sport (n.) 1 recreation, amusement, entertainment
sport (n.) 3 sexual recreation, intercourse, amorous dalliance
spring (v.) spring up, rise up, multiply
spurn (v.) 1 reject, scorn, despise, treat with contempt
square (n.) 2 rule, canon; or: proper constitution, normal condition
squeny, squiny (v.) make squint
squeny, squiny (v.) make squint
squire (n.) 1 gentleman below a knight in rank, attendant on a knight or nobleman
squire (n.) 1 gentleman below a knight in rank, attendant on a knight or nobleman
squire-like (adv.) like an attendant, submissively
stake (n.) 1 place of execution
stand (v.) 2 continue, remain, wait, stay put
stand (v.) 2 continue, remain, wait, stay put
stand (v.) 2 continue, remain, wait, stay put
stand (v.) 9 act as, be, hold good as
stand (v.) 10 stand in, impersonate, represent
stand (v.) 11 depend, remain dependent, continue
stand (v.) 13 make a stand [against], fight, resist
stand (v.) 14 withstand, endure, stand up to
stand up (v.) confront boldly, make a stand
standing (adj.) 1 stagnant, not flowing
star (n.) 3 fate, fortune, destiny [as determined by the stars]
star-blasting (n.) bad influence of the stars
start (n.) 2 outburst, eruption, fit, reaction
start (v.) 6 hurry, rush, hasten
state (n.) 1 condition, circumstances, situation, state of affairs
state (n.) 1 condition, circumstances, situation, state of affairs
state (n.) 1 condition, circumstances, situation, state of affairs
state (n.) 6 kingship, majesty, sovereignty
state (n.) 10 government, ruling body, administration
state (n.) 10 government, ruling body, administration
state (n.) 10 government, ruling body, administration
stealth (n.) 1 stealing away, furtive journey, clandestine act
stealth (n.) 2 stealing, theft
stelled (adj.) starry, stellar, heavenly
steward (n.) controller of a household's domestic affairs
stewed (adj.) drenched, soaked, steeped
stiff (adj.) 4 unresponsive, unbending, stubborn
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 2 ever, now [as before]
still (adv.) 2 ever, now [as before]
still (adv.) 2 ever, now [as before]
still (adv.) 2 ever, now [as before]
still-soliciting (adj.) always begging, forever looking for favours
stir (v.) 3 bestir, move, get going
stir (v.) 4 move about, go, travel
stock (v.) put in the stocks
stock (v.) put in the stocks
stock-punished (adj.) punished by being put in the stocks
stone (n.) 1 mineral substance used as a mirror
stople (v.) stop up, close up, plug
store (n.) 1 abundance, plenty, surplus, quantity
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
strain (n.) 1 quality, character, disposition
strained (adj.) 2 unnatural, excessive, exorbitant
strange (adj.) 1 remarkable, startling, abnormal, unnatural
stranger (v.) make a stranger to, disown, alienate
strength (n.) 1 troops, forces, resources, followers
stretch (v.) 1 strain to the utmost, maximally exert
strike (v.), past form stroke 2 beat, sound, strike up
strive (v.) compete, contend, vie
stroke (n.) 3 affliction, blow, misery
strong (adj.) 5 flagrant, barefaced; or: resolute, determined
study (n.) 1 aim, object, purpose
sub-contracted (adj.) already betrothed, engaged a second time
subdue (v.) 1 get the better of, bring down, reduce
subject (n.) 2 subordinate, junior, underling
subscribe (v.) 1 concur, consent, give assent
subscription (n.) obedience, allegiance; or: approval, support
succeed (v.) 1 follow on, ensue, come after
success (n.) 1 result, outcome, issue
sue (v.) 1 beg, plead, beseech
suffer (v.) 1 allow, permit, let
suffer (v.) 2 put up with, tolerate, do nothing about
suffer (v.) 3 undergo, sustain, endure
suffer (v.) 4 bear, endure, stand
sufferance (n.) 1 distress, suffering, hardship
suggestion (n.) temptation, instigation, prompting towards evil
suit (n.) 1 formal request, entreaty, petition
suit (v.) 1 dress, clothe, equip
summoner (n.) court-officer who ensures attendance
sumpter (n.) pack-horse, drudge
superfluous (adj.) 2 having too much, over-supplied, overflowing
superfluous (adj.) 2 having too much, over-supplied, overflowing
superflux (n.) superfluity, superabundance, surplus possessions
super-serviceable (adj.) offering service beyond what is needed, officious
supposed (adj.) 1 pretended, false, counterfeit
sure (adj.) 1 certain, definite, reliable
sure (adv.) 2 surely, assuredly, certainly
surfeit (n.) 2 sickness brought on by excess
surgeon (n.) doctor, physician
surrender (n.) giving up, resignation [of power]
sustain (v.) 4 provide for, furnish with necessities
swagger (v.) 1 force by blustering language, bully
sway (n.) 2 controlling influence, guiding power, direction
sway (n.) 2 controlling influence, guiding power, direction
sway (n.) 3 position of authority, powerful office
sway (v.) 1 control, rule, direct, govern
sword (n.) soldier, sword-wielder
taint (n.) 2 discredit, doubt, dispute
take (v.) 13 put up with, accept
take (v.) 14 accept, believe, trust
take upon (v.) 2 assume the burden of, undertake the study of [for oneself]
taking (adj.) infectious, contagious, pernicious
taking (n.) 2 attack of disease, seizure
taking-off (n.) killing, elimination, removal
tall (adj.) 2 large, fine, grand
tame (adj.) 1 submissive, resigned, habituated
tardiness (n.) reserve, reticence, hesitancy
tarry (v.) 1 stay, remain, linger
taste (n.) 1 trial, testing, proof
tax (v.) 1 censure, blame, take to task, disparage
tax (v.) 1 censure, blame, take to task, disparage
teem (v.) 3 give birth, have a child
tell (v.) 1 count out, number, itemize
tell (v.) 1 count out, number, itemize
tell (v.) 4 communicate, make known
temper (n.) 4 mental balance, stable mind
temper (v.) 3 soften, moisten, mix [with]
temperance (n.) 1 self-control, calm behaviour, moderation
tend (v.) 2 await, wait in expectation
tend on / upon (v.) serve, follow, wait upon, escort
tend on / upon (v.) serve, follow, wait upon, escort
tender (n.) 3 care, concern, solicitude
tender (v.) 1 offer, give, present
tender-hefted (adj.) [haft = handle] set in a delicate bodily frame; tender-hearted, gentle
text (n.) 1 theme, subject, topic
thought-executing (adj.) acting as fast as thought; or: thought-destroying
thread (v.) trace a path through, make a way through
threat (v.) threaten
three-suited (adj.) allowed three suits a year; servile
thrilled (adj.) pierced, deeply affected
thrusting on (n.) imposition, forcing, insinuation
thwart (adj.) perverse, obstinate, stubborn
tike (n.) cur, mongrel
time (n.) 3 lifetime, life
time (n.) 3 lifetime, life
time, in good 1 at the right moment
tithing (n.) parish
title (n.) 1 [legal] right, claim, entitlement
toad-spotted (adj.) spotted like the toad [as if with poison]
todpole (n.) tadpole
token (n.) 1 sign, evidence, mark
Tom o'Bedlam (n.) madman, deranged person
tongue (n.) 1 speech, expression, language, words, voice
top (n.) 2 head
touch (v.) 1 affect, concern, regard, relate to
touch (v.) 3 affect, move, stir
touch (v.) 9 stain, taint, infect
toward (adv.) impending, forthcoming, in preparation
toward (adv.) impending, forthcoming, in preparation
toward (adv.) impending, forthcoming, in preparation
trade (n.) 4 course of action, practice
train (n.) 1 retinue, following, entourage
train (n.) 1 retinue, following, entourage
train (n.) 1 retinue, following, entourage
train (n.) 1 retinue, following, entourage
tranced (adj.) in a trance, lost in grief, stunned
transport (v.) 1 carry off, move along
treacher (n.) traitor, deceiver, cheat
treasury (n.) 1 money, wealth, riches
trice (n.) 1 brief period, moment, instant
trick (n.) 3 peculiarity, idiosyncrasy, distinguishing trait
trill (v.) roll, flow, stream
troop with (v.) go along with, be associated with, accompany
trow (v.) 3 believe, give credence to, accept as true
true (adj.) 2 constant, faithful in love
true (adj.) 8 true to father's likeness, authentic, genuine
trumpet (n.) 1 trumpeter; herald, announcer
trundle-tail (n.) dog with a trailing tail, curly-tailed dog
trunk (n.) body, form, frame
tune (n.) 1 state of mind, mood
Turlygod (n.) [unclear meaning] nonsense name used by Edgar pretending to be mad
turn (v.) 8 spin round, whirl about, go round and round
tyrannous (adj.) cruel, pitiless, oppressive
tyranny (n.) cruelty, barbarity, unmerciful violence
unable (adj.) 2 inadequate, insufficient, incompetent
unaccommodated (adj.) not possessed of clothes, unprovided with comforts
unbolted (adj.) unsifted, unkneaded, lumpy
unbonneted (adv.) 1 bare-headed; recklessly
unconstant (adj.) changeable, fickle, unpredictable
understanding (n.) 1 knowledge, awareness
undertake (v.) 3 take responsibility, commit oneself to an enterprise
undo (v.) 4 eliminate, abolish, do away with
unfee'd (adj.) not rewarded with a fee, unpaid
unfold (v.) 2 identify, disclose, reveal
unfriended (adj.) deprived of a friend, friendless
ungoverned (adj.) uncontrolled, unchecked, violent
ungracious (adj.) 1 wicked, without grace, profane
unhappily (adv.) 2 evilly, disastrously, wretchedly
unhappy (adj.) 2 hapless, miserable, wretched
unkind (adj.) 3 lacking in family affection, with no respect for kinship
unkindness (n.) 2 ingratitude, unthankfulness, lack of appreciation
unnatural (adj.) 1 against natural feeling, not in accord with kinship
unnatural (adj.) 1 against natural feeling, not in accord with kinship
unnatural (adj.) 1 against natural feeling, not in accord with kinship
unnatural (adj.) 1 against natural feeling, not in accord with kinship
unnatural (adj.) 2 abnormal, monstrous, aberrant
unnaturalness (n.) conduct against natural feeling, behaviour not in accord with kinship
unnumbered (adj.) innumerable, countless, uncountable
unpossessing (adj.) unable to inherit property
unprized-precious (adj.) highly valued though offered for no price, priceless
unprovided (adj.) 1 unprepared, unprotected, undefended
unpublished (adj.) undisclosed, concealed, not divulged
unquietly (adv.) restlessly, uneasily, with great disquiet
unremovable (adj.) immovable, firm, constant
unsanctified (adj.) unholy, wicked, ungodly
unstate (v.) 2 deprive of rank and estate, give up everything
unsubstantial (adj.) lacking in material substance, intangible
untender (adj.) ungentle, unkind; or: unyielding
untented (adj.) too deep to be cleansed with lint [tent], undressed
untimely (adv.) 2 inopportunely, at a bad time
untuned (adj.) 1 out-of-tune, disordered, disturbed
upon (prep.) 4 on the side of
upward (n.) crown, top part
use (n.) 5 end, outcome, resolution
use (n.) 7 profit, interest, premium
use (v.) 2 treat, deal with, manage
use (v.) 2 treat, deal with, manage
use (v.) 2 treat, deal with, manage
use (v.) 2 treat, deal with, manage
use (v.) 3 make use of, engage [in], practise [with]
usurer (n.) money-lender, one who charges excessive interest
usurer (n.) money-lender, one who charges excessive interest
usurp (v.) 3 take wrongful possession of, misappropriate
usurp (v.) 3 take wrongful possession of, misappropriate
vain (adj.) 1 foolish, silly, stupid
validity (n.) 1 value, worth, estimation
vantage (n.) 1 right moment, suitable opportunity
varlet (n.) 1 knave, rogue, rascal, ruffian
varlet (n.) 1 knave, rogue, rascal, ruffian
vary (n.) variation, vacillation, shifting
vassal (n.) 1 servant, slave, subject
vault (n.) 1 roof, covering, ceiling
vaunt-currier (n.) forerunner, announcer, herald
venge (v.) avenge, revenge
vent (v.) 1 utter, express, air, proclaim
venture, venter (v.) run a risk, take a chance, dare to act
very (adj.) 4 proper, correct, appropriate
vex (v.) afflict, trouble, torment
vex (v.) afflict, trouble, torment
vexed (adj.) 2 stormy, turbulent, blustery
vicious (adj.) 3 caused by vice, immoral, depraved
vile, vild (adj.) 1 degrading, ignominious, worthless
vile, vild (adj.) 1 degrading, ignominious, worthless
vile, vild (adj.) 3 shameful, contemptible, wretched
villain (n.) 1 serf, servant, bondman
villain-like (adv.) like a serf; or: like a rogue
virtue (n.) 3 courage, valour, bravery
virtue (n.) 4 power, capability, efficacy, property
virtue (n.) 9 chastity, sexual purity
visage (n.) 1 face, countenance
visage (n.) 1 face, countenance
vor (v.) dialect version of ‘warn’
vulgar (adj.) 2 generally known, commonly acknowledged
wage (v.) 2 stake, hazard
wage (v.) 4 struggle, do battle, vie
wagtail (n.) [contemptuous form of address] tail-wagger, bower and scraper
wake (n.) 1 festival, revel, fete
wake (n.) 2 state of wakefulness
wake (n.) 2 state of wakefulness
wall-newt (n.) lizard on the wall
want (n.) 1 lack, shortage, dearth
want (n.) 1 lack, shortage, dearth
want (n.) 1 lack, shortage, dearth
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]
want (v.) 4 require, demand, need
wanton (adj.) 8 cruelly irresponsible, badly behaved
wanton (n.) 4 wilful creature, obstinate individual
ward (n.) 5 person under someone's protection, minor
warped (adj.) twisted, distorted
warrant (n.) 1 assurance, pledge, guarantee
watch (v.) 1 stay awake, keep vigil
watch (v.) 1 stay awake, keep vigil
watch (v.) 2 keep the watch, keep guard, be on the look-out
water (n.) 4 water-newt
waterish (adj.) abounding in water; also: wishy-washy, watered down
wawl (v.) yell, howl, bawl
way (n.) 7 opportunity, scope
waywardness (n.) perversity, wrong-headedness, capriciousness
weal 1 state, community, commonwealth
wear out (v.) 1 outlive, survive, outlast
web and the pin, pin and web disease of the eye, cataract
weed (n.) 1 (plural) garments, dress, clothes
weight (n.) burden of sorrow, sadness, affliction
welked (adj.) twisted, ridged, convoluted
well-compact (adj.) well-formed, nicely put together
well-favoured (adj.) good-looking, attractive in appearance
wench (n.) girl, lass
whistling (n.) calling, watching out for
white (adj.) 1 ready for harvesting, ripening
white (adj.) 2 fresh, unsmoked
wholesome (adj.) 2 reasonable, sensible, rational
wholesome (adj.) 6 good for the health, health-giving, salubrious
whoremaster (adj.) lecherous, fornicating, licentious
whoreson (adj.) [abusive intensifier, serious or jocular] bastard, wretched, vile
whoreson (adj.) [abusive intensifier, serious or jocular] bastard, wretched, vile
whoreson (n.) [son of a whore; serious or jocular term of abuse] fellow, bastard
wide (adj.) 4 confused, disoriented
wide-skirted (adj.) with wide borders, widely spread out
wield (v.) express, utter, speak
will (n.) 1 desire, wish, liking, inclination
will (n.) 2 lust, sexual desire, passion
will (n.) 4 intent, purpose, design
wind (v.) 3 insinuate, pursue a devious course
wind up (v.) 3 put in tune, put in order, harmonize
windowed (adj.) full of holes
wisdom (n.) 1 knowledge, learning, science
wit (n.) 1 intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
wit (n.) 1 intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
wit (n.) 1 intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
wit (n.) 1 intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
wit (n.) 4 cunning plan, ingenious design
wit (n.) 5 mind, brain, thoughts
wits, also five wits faculties of the mind (common wit, imagination, fantasy, estimation, memory) or body (the five senses)
wits, also five wits faculties of the mind (common wit, imagination, fantasy, estimation, memory) or body (the five senses)
wits, also five wits faculties of the mind (common wit, imagination, fantasy, estimation, memory) or body (the five senses)
wits, also five wits faculties of the mind (common wit, imagination, fantasy, estimation, memory) or body (the five senses)
wits, also five wits faculties of the mind (common wit, imagination, fantasy, estimation, memory) or body (the five senses)
wits, also five wits faculties of the mind (common wit, imagination, fantasy, estimation, memory) or body (the five senses)
wits, also five wits faculties of the mind (common wit, imagination, fantasy, estimation, memory) or body (the five senses)
wits, also five wits faculties of the mind (common wit, imagination, fantasy, estimation, memory) or body (the five senses)
wits, also five wits faculties of the mind (common wit, imagination, fantasy, estimation, memory) or body (the five senses)
wits, also five wits faculties of the mind (common wit, imagination, fantasy, estimation, memory) or body (the five senses)
wold (n.) rolling hills, upland
wolvish (adj.) wolfish
wont (v.) be accustomed, used [to], be in the habit of
wont (v.) be accustomed, used [to], be in the habit of
work (v.), past form wrought 1 bring about, arrange, effect
worse (adj.) evil, harmful, wicked
worship (n.) 1 esteem, honour, renown
worsted (adj.) made of woollen fabric [inferior to silk]
worth (n.) 2 means, resources, wherewithal
worthy (v.) make worthy, give honour to
writ (n.) 2 written authority, formal order, warrant
wrong (n.) 2 insult, offence, slight
wrong (n.) 2 insult, offence, slight
yeoman (n.) 1 man who owns property but is not a gentleman; land-holding farmer
yoke-fellow (n.) fellow-worker, comrade, partner
zir (n.) dialect variant of ‘sir’
zir (n.) dialect variant of ‘sir’
zo (adv.) dialect form of ‘so’
   
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