The Merchant of Venice


 
 
 
 
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 The Merchant of Venice

abode (n.) 1 delay, procrastination
abridge (v.) 2 deprive, debar, dispossess
abroad (adv.) 3 away from home, out of the house
accomplish (v.) 1 equip, provide, furnish
account, accompt (v.) 1 reckon, judge, consider
accouter, accoutre (v.) attire, equip, array
acquit (v.) 2 pay back, requite, settle the score with
act (n.) 1 activity, action, performance
act (n.) 1 activity, action, performance
address (v.) 1 prepare, make ready, poise to act
ado (n.) fuss, business, to-do
advantage (n.) 3 benefit, gain, advancement, profit
advantage (n.) 4 interest, bonus, addition
adventure (v.) venture, dare, chance, risk
advice (n.) 1 consideration, reflection, deliberation
advise, avise (v.) 2 warn, counsel, caution
advised, avised (adj.) 3 judicious, wise, prudent
advisedly (adv.) 3 deliberately, intentionally, with full awareness
afeard (adj.) afraid, frightened, scared
afeard (adj.) afraid, frightened, scared
afeard (adj.) afraid, frightened, scared
affection (n.) 1 fancy, inclination, desire
affection (n.) 2 emotion, feeling
affection (n.) 2 emotion, feeling
affection (n.) 2 emotion, feeling
ague (n.) fever, sickness, shaking [as caused by a fever]
alablaster (n.) alabaster [fine white material derived from limestone]
aleven (adj.) eleven
allay (v.) 1 subside, abate, diminish, quell
allay (v.) 1 subside, abate, diminish, quell
allow (v.) 4 bestow, legally assign
aloof (adv.) a short distance away, to one side
anon (adv.) 1 soon, shortly, presently
anon (adv.) 1 soon, shortly, presently
anon (adv.) 1 soon, shortly, presently
apparel (n.) clothes, clothing, dress
apparent (adj.) 1 plainly visible, conspicuous, evident, obvious
appropriation (n.) special attribute, particular feature
approve (v.) 1 prove, confirm, corroborate, substantiate
argosy (n.) large merchant ship
argosy (n.) large merchant ship
argosy (n.) large merchant ship
argosy (n.) large merchant ship
aspect (n.) 1 [of a human face] look, appearance, expression
aspect (n.) 1 [of a human face] look, appearance, expression
assume (v.) 1 acquire, adopt, take on
assure (v.) 2 guarantee, make safe against risks
assured (adj.) 1 certain, definite, sure
attempt (v.) 3 tempt, persuade, win over
attend (v.) 2 serve, follow, wait [on/upon]
attend (v.) 3 serve at court, wait on royalty
attend (v.) 4 accompany, follow closely, go with
attend (v.) 4 accompany, follow closely, go with
attend (v.) 7 listen [to], pay attention [to]
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
aught (n.) anything, [with negative word] nothing
aweary, a-weary (adj.) weary, tired
bait (v.) 2 tempt, entice, lure
balance (n.) 1 scales
bancrout, bankrout, bankerout (n./adj./v.) bankrupt
bane (v.) poison, kill, put down
bank (n.) 1 coast, shore
bar (n.) 1 obstruction, barrier, obstacle
bar (n.) 1 obstruction, barrier, obstacle
bar (n.) 3 objection, impediment
bark, barque (n.) ship, vessel
base (adj.) 1 dishonourable, low, unworthy
base (adj.) 4 non-precious, worthless, of low value
bastard (adj.) 1 illegitimate, spurious, unauthorized
bate (v.) 1 abate, modify, lessen
bate (v.) 5 lose weight, diminish in size
bated (adj.) abated, lowered, diminished
bear down (v.) overwhelm, put down, overcome
bechance (v.) happen to, befall
become (v.) 1 be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
become (v.) 2 grace, honour, dignify
become (v.) 2 grace, honour, dignify
become (v.) 3 put a good front on, give a pleasing appearance to
beefs (n.) fat cattle, oxen
before (adv.) 1 ahead, in advance
before (adv.) 1 ahead, in advance
beget (v.), past form begot 2 produce, engender, give rise to
beggar (v.) 1 reduce to beggary, impoverish, make destitute
beholding (adj.) beholden, obliged, indebted
bereave (v.) 1 take away [from], deprive, deny, rob
beshrew, 'shrew (v.) 1 curse, devil take, evil befall
beshrew, 'shrew (v.) 1 curse, devil take, evil befall
besmear (v.) 2 defile, sully, tarnish
bespeak (v.), past forms bespake, bespoke 1 ask for, order, request
best-conditioned (adj.) best-natured, of finest character
bestow (v.) 6 stow away, dispose of
bethink (v.), past form bethought 1 call to mind, think about, consider, reflect
bethink (v.), past form bethought 1 call to mind, think about, consider, reflect
betimes (adv.) 4 at once, forthwith, right now
blame, to to be blamed, blameworthy
bleared (adj.) blear-eyed, tear-dimmed
blent (adj.) blended, mixed, applied [as of painting]
blessed, blest (adj.) 3 capable of blessing, full of happiness
blood (n.) 1 passion, feeling, strong emotion [especially sexual]
blood (n.) 4 spirit, vigour, mettle
blood (n.) 6 blood relationship, kinship
bloody (adj.) 1 blood-thirsty, warlike, ferocious
bond (n.) 1 deed, contract, pledge
bond (n.) 1 deed, contract, pledge
bondman (n.) bondsman, serf, slave
bonnet (n.) hat, cap
bootless (adj.) useless, worthless, fruitless, unavailing
bosom (adj.) intimate, confidential, close
bosom (n.) 1 heart, inner person
bottom (n.) 6 [nautical: keel, hull] ship, vessel
bounty (n.) 1 great generosity, gracious liberality, munificence
branch (n.) division, section, part [of an argument]
brassy (adj.) hard as brass, unfeeling, impenetrable
brave (adj.) 1 fine, excellent, splendid, impressive
brave (adj.) 3 audacious, daring, bold
brave (adj.) 3 audacious, daring, bold
break (v.) 6 break one's promise, not keep one's word
break (v.) 6 break one's promise, not keep one's word
break (v.) 17 fail to keep, default on
break up (v.) 1 break, open [a seal]
breath (n.) 1 utterance, speech, voice
breath (n.) 1 utterance, speech, voice
breathing (adj.) 1 verbal, word-of-mouth
breed (n.) 3 sort, kind, type
brow (n.) 1 appearance, aspect, countenance
brow (n.) 4 forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]
burgher (n.) citizen, inhabitant, denizen
burial (n.) 2 grave, tomb, burial chamber
but (adv.) 2 just
caper (v.) 2 dance with joy, leap with delight
carrion (adj.) 1 loathsome, vile, disgusting, corrupting
carrion (adj.) 1 loathsome, vile, disgusting, corrupting
carrion (adj.) 3 lean as carrion, skeleton-like; or: putrefying
carrion (adj.) 3 lean as carrion, skeleton-like; or: putrefying
carrion (n.) 1 carcass, wretch, worthless beast
casement (n.) 1 window [on hinges and able to be opened]
casement (n.) 1 window [on hinges and able to be opened]
cast away (v.) 3 destroy, ruin
casualty (n.) 2 mischance, misfortune, disaster
cater-cousins (n.) good friends, people on the best of terms
cerecloth (n.) waxed winding-sheet, shroud
ceremony (n.) 3 sacred token, special symbol
certain (adj.) 2 steady, settled, fixed
certify (v.) inform, assure, demonstrate to
chance (n.) 5 fortune, lot, destiny
charge (n.) 7 expense, cost, outlay
charge (v.) 2 entreat, exhort, enjoin
chaste (adj.) 1 celibate, single, unmarried
cheer (n.) 4 face, look, expression
cheer thou / you?, how how are you feeling
cherubin (n.) 1 cherub, angel; or: cherubim, angels
choir, quire (v.) 2 sing in a choir, sing in chorus
choose, cannot have no alternative, cannot do otherwise
circumstance (n.) 2 circumlocution, verbiage, unnecessary detail
civil (adj.) 4 of civil law
civility (n.) civilized conduct, courteous behaviour, good manners
clear (adj.) 1 pure, spotless, faultless
clime (n.) land, region, realm
close (adj.) 5 secretive, tight-lipped, uncommunicative
cold (adj.) 5 ineffective, unattended to, coldly received
colt (n.) 1 foolish youth, callow ass
come about (v.) 2 change direction, veer round
come near (v.) 1 enter, come in/into
coming-in, comings-in (n.) income, revenue, yield
commandment, commandement (n.) 1 command, instruction, order
commandment, commandement (n.) 1 command, instruction, order
commend (n.) 1 commendation, support, praise
commend (v.) 1 convey greetings, present kind regards
commend (v.) 1 convey greetings, present kind regards
commend (v.) 3 present, introduce, bring [for favourable acceptance]
commend (v.) 4 praise, admire, extol
commodity (n.) 1 supply, quantity, stock, consignment
commodity (n.) 2 asset, advantage, benefit
competency (n.) 2 sufficiency without excess, modest means
complexion (n.) 1 appearance, look, colouring
complexion (n.) 3 natural trait, disposition, temperament, nature
compromise (v.) reach agreement, come to terms
conceit (n.) 3 understanding, intelligence, apprehension
conceit (n.) 4 view, opinion, judgement
conceit (n.) 5 notion, idea, thought
condition (n.) 1 disposition, temper, mood, character
condition (n.) 1 disposition, temper, mood, character
condition (n.) 7 contract, covenant, agreement
confound (v.) 1 destroy, overthrow, ruin
confusion (n.) 3 disturbance, distraction, agitation [of the mind]
confusions, try malapropism for ‘try conclusions’ [= see what happens]
constant (adj.) 2 settled, resolved, decided
constitution (n.) 1 disposition, temperament, mood
contain (v.) 1 retain, keep in one's possession
contend (v.) 2 compete, vie, rival
content (adj.) 1 agreeable, willing, ready
content (adj.) 1 agreeable, willing, ready
content (adj.) 1 agreeable, willing, ready
content (adj.) 2 contented, patient, accepting, undisturbed
continent (n.) 1 embodiment, summation, digest
continuance (n.) 2 maintaining, keeping up, carrying on
contrary (adj.) 3 wrong, incorrect, erroneous
contrive (v.) 1 scheme, plot, conspire
conveniency (n.) convenience, opportunity, advantage
conveniently (adv.) fittingly, suitably, appropriately
cope, cope with (v.) 3 give in recompense for
costly (adj.) bountiful, lavish, rich
couch (v.) 6 lie, sleep, go to bed
counterfeit (n.) 3 likeness, portrait, image
county (n.) 1 [title of rank] count
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
courtesy, cur'sy, curtsy (n.) 1 courteous service, polite behaviour, good manners
courtesy, cur'sy, curtsy (n.) 1 courteous service, polite behaviour, good manners
cover (v.) 1 lay the table
cover (v.) 2 put on one's hat [after it has been removed to show respect]
cozen (v.) cheat, dupe, trick, deceive
crave (v.) 2 need, demand, require
cream (v.) form a frothy layer on the surface
crisped (adj.) stiffly curled
cross (v.) 1 prevent, thwart, forestall
cuckold (n.) [mocking name] man with an unfaithful wife
cuckold (n.) [mocking name] man with an unfaithful wife
cur (n.) dog, mastiff, watch-dog [without a contemptuous sense]
cureless (adj.) incurable, fatal, without remedy
current (n.) 2 practice, course, way of behaviour
currish (adj.) mean-spirited, snarling, quarrelsome
currish (adj.) mean-spirited, snarling, quarrelsome
curtsy, curtsey (v.) bow low, do reverence, pay respect
dam (n.) mother
danger (n.) damage, harm, mischief
dark (adj.) 1 sad, melancholic, gloomy
day (n.) 2 appointed day, fixed date
day (n.) 2 appointed day, fixed date
dear (adj.) 3 of great worth, valuable, precious
death (n.) skull, memento mori
death's-head (n.) skull, memento mori
deface (v.) 2 [heraldry] efface, obliterate, blot out
defect (n.) 2 malapropism for ‘effect’
defy (v.) 1 reject, despise, disdain, renounce
degree (n.) 1 rank, station, standing
deliberate (adj.) calculating, carefully considering
deliver (v.) 3 free, release, liberate
deliver (v.) 4 hand over, convey, commit to the keeping [of someone]
demurely (adv.) gently, in a subdued way; or: solemnly
deny (v.) 1 refuse, rebuff, reject
deny (v.) 3 disallow, forbid, refuse permission [for]
desert, desart (n.) 1 deserving, due recompense, right
desire (v.) 1 request, wish, ask [for]
determination (n.) 1 mind, decision, resolution
determine (v.) 1 make a decision [about], reach a conclusion [about]
device (n.) 2 plan, scheme, intention
difference (n.) 1 quarrel, disagreement, dispute
digest, disgest (v.) 5 endure, brook, put up with
dimension (n.) 2 (plural) parts of the body, organs
direction (n.) 1 instruction, guidance, counsel
directly (adv.) 3 plainly, clearly, evidently
directly (adv.) 4 exactly, rightly, entirely
disabling (n.) disparagement, detraction, belittling
discharge (v.) 8 pay, reimburse, settle with
discourse (n.) 1 conversation, talk, chat
discover (v.) 1 reveal, show, make known
discovery (n.) 1 disclosure, admission, revelation
disgrace (v.) insult, dishonour, deny respect [to]
dispatch, despatch (v.) 1 deal with promptly, settle, get [something] done quickly
divers (adj.) different, various, several
divine (n.) 1 clergyman, priest, parson
doit (n.) [small Dutch coin = half an English farthing] trivial sum, worthless amount, trifle
double (adj.) 4 worth twice the value of the standard coin
dram (n.) 1 tiny amount, small quantity
draw (v.) 2 take up, receive, collect
draw (v.) 3 draw up, draft, frame
dread (v.) fear, anticipate in fear, be anxious about
drudge (n.) slave, serf, lackey
due (n.) 3 debt, liability, amount owing
dull (adj.) 1 dead, lifeless, sluggish, inactive
dull-eyed lacking insight, easily deceived
dwell (v.) exist, continue, persist
eaning (adj.) lambing
eanling (n.) new-born lamb
egal, egall (adj.) equal, matched, equivalent
eke, eke out (v.) add to, increase, supplement
election (n.) choice, preference
election (n.) choice, preference
embraced (adj.) cherished, joyfully accepted
enact (v.) 2 decree, ordain, enter in the records
engage (v.) 1 pledge, give the guarantee of
enow (adv.) enough
enow (adv.) enough
enrobe (v.) dress in a robe, put a gown on
entertain (v.) 12 maintain, keep up, practise
entirely (adv.) sincerely, heartily
envious (adj.) malicious, spiteful, vindictive, full of enmity
envy (n.) 1 malice, ill-will, enmity
envy (n.) 1 malice, ill-will, enmity
equal (adj.) 2 precise, exact, just
ergo (adv.) therefore
estate (n.) 1 state, situation, circumstances
estate (n.) 1 state, situation, circumstances
estate (n.) 1 state, situation, circumstances
estate (n.) 1 state, situation, circumstances
estate (n.) 2 high rank, standing, status
estimation (n.) 1 esteem, respect, reputation
estimation (n.) 5 estimated amount, reckoning
exaction (n.) 2 exacting, enforcement
exceeding (adv.) exceedingly, extremely, very
exceeding (adv.) exceedingly, extremely, very
excess (n.) usury, interest
exchange (n.) 2 transformation, altered appearance
exclaim on / upon (v.) accuse, blame, denounce [loudly]
excrement (n.) outgrowth [of hair]
execute (v.) 1 carry out, fulfil, perform
exhibit (v.) 2 malapropism for ‘inhibit’; or: manifest, demonstrate
expect (v.) await, wait for
eye (n.) 1 sight, view, presence
faint (adj.) 4 inadequate, lacking, in short supply
fall (v.) 1 drop, descend, let fall
false (adj.) 2 disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful
false (adj.) 3 sham, spurious, not genuine, artificial
false (adv.) 4 unfaithfully, disloyally, inconstantly,
fancy (n.) 1 love, amorousness, infatuation
fare ... well
fare ... well
fare ... well
fare ... well
fare ... well
fare ... well
fare ... well
fare ... well
fare ... well
fashion (v.) 3 arrange, contrive, manage
father (n.) 1 old man, venerable sir
fear (v.) 1 frighten, scare, terrify, daunt
fear (v.) 2 fear for, worry about, be anxious about
fee (v.) 2 purchase, procure, secure
fell (adj.) 1 cruel, fierce, savage
fellow (n.) 1 companion, associate
fetch (v.) 2 take, perform, make
field (n.) 1 field of battle, battleground, field of combat
fife (n.) fife-player
fill up (v.) 3 satisfy, fulfil, meet
fill-horse (n.) draught-horse, horse which goes between shafts
flat (n.) 2 shoal, sandbank
flat (n.) 2 shoal, sandbank
fledge (adj.) 2 grown large enough for flight, ready to fly
fleet (v.) 1 turn, pass, change
fleet (v.) 2 [of souls] leave, pass away, fly off
flight (n.) 3 [of arrows] power of flight, size and weight
flood (n.) 1 sea, deep, waves, rushing water
flood (n.) 1 sea, deep, waves, rushing water
fond (adj.) 1 foolish, stupid, mad
fond (adj.) 2 foolish, trifling, frivolous
fool (adj.) foolish, silly
fool (adj.) foolish, silly
foot (v.) 4 kick, boot
footing (n.) 3 footfall, footsteps, strides
foppery (n.) 1 folly, foolishness, stupidity
forbear (v.) 3 control oneself, have patience [for]
force (n.) 5 [of weather] violence, turbulence, stress
force, of necessarily, of necessity, whether one will or not
force, of necessarily, of necessity, whether one will or not
fore-spurrer (n.) one who has ridden ahead
forfeiture (n.) forfeit, penalty
forfeiture (n.) forfeit, penalty
forfeiture (n.) forfeit, penalty
forfeiture (n.) forfeit, penalty
forfeiture (n.) forfeit, penalty
form (n.) 1 image, likeness, shape
forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forswore 1 swear falsely, perjure [oneself], break one's word
fortune (n.) 4 lucky chance, good luck
frame (v.) 1 fashion, make, form, create
fraught (adj.) filled, laden, packed
fret (v.) 3 chafe, be vexed, worry
frutify (v.) malapropism for ‘certify’
fulsome (adj.) 2 randy, lustful, lascivious
furnish (v.) 1 provide, supply, possess
furnish (v.) 1 provide, supply, possess
furnish (v.) 1 provide, supply, possess
furnish (v.) 1 provide, supply, possess
furnish (v.) 2 provide for, prepare, make ready
gaberdine (n.) cloak, cape, loose upper garment
gage (v.) 2 pledge, bind, commit
gaping (adj.) with mouth open [as on a dish prepared for eating]
garnish (n.) outfit, adornment, trimming
garnish (v.) provide with a good supply [of words]
gear (n.) 1 business, affair, matter
gear (n.) 1 business, affair, matter
geld (v.), past forms gelded, gelt 1 castrate, spay
gentle (adj.) 1 well-born, honourable, noble
gentle (adj.) 1 well-born, honourable, noble
gentle (adj.) 2 courteous, friendly, kind
gentle (adj.) 2 courteous, friendly, kind
gentle (adj.) 2 courteous, friendly, kind
gentle (adj.) 2 courteous, friendly, kind
gentle (adj.) 2 courteous, friendly, kind
gentle (adj.) 4 peaceful, calm, free from violence
gentle (adj.) 6 soft, tender, kind
gentle (adj.) 6 soft, tender, kind
gentle (adj.) 6 soft, tender, kind
gentle (adj.) 6 soft, tender, kind
gentle (adj.) 6 soft, tender, kind
gentle (n.) 1 [polite intimate address] dear one
get (v.) 1 beget, conceive, breed
giddy (adj.) 6 swaying, quaking, dizzying
gild (v.), past forms gilt, gilded 4 supply with money, enrich
good (adj.) 10 rich, wealthy, substantial
goodly (adj.) 2 good-looking, handsome, attractive, comely
goodly (adj.) 2 good-looking, handsome, attractive, comely
gossip (n.) 2 friend, neighbour
grace (n.) 10 procedure, attitude, affectation
gracious (adj.) 9 delightful, lovely, charming
grandam (n.) grandmother
grandsire (n.) 1 grandfather
gratify (v.) 1 reward, repay, show gratitude for
gratis (adv.) for nothing, without payment
gratis (adv.) for nothing, without payment
gratis (adv.) for nothing, without payment
graved (adj.) 1 graven, carved, engraved
gross (adj.) 6 bad, inferior, poor
gross (n.) overall total, whole amount
grossly (adv.) 3 materially, physically, with substance
grossly (adv.) 6 coarsely, indelicately, indecently
grossness (n.) 1 flagrant nature, obviousness, enormity
grow to (v.) be an integral part of, become one with
guard (n.) 1 protection, keeping, custody
guarded (adj.) ornamented, trimmed, tricked out
gudgeon (n.) type of fish used as a bait; credulity, gullibility
guiled (adj.) treacherous, deceiving, full of guile
habit (n.) 1 dress, clothing, costume
habit (n.) 3 behaviour, bearing, demeanour
hallowing, hallooing, halloing, holloaing (n.) shouting, hallooing, crying out
halter (n.) 1 rope with a noose [for hanging]
haste (v.) hurry, speed up, accelerate
hazard (n.) 2 [gambling] chance, fortune; throw [of dice]
hazard (n.) 2 [gambling] chance, fortune; throw [of dice]
hazard (v.) 2 expose to risk, take one's chance [of]
hazard (v.) 2 expose to risk, take one's chance [of]
hazard, come / go to play dice, gamble
head (n.) 7 surface, surge, swell
hearsed (v.) coffined, placed in a hearse
heaviness (n.) 1 sadness, grief, sorrow
heavy (adj.) 1 sorrowful, sad, gloomy
hie (v.) hasten, hurry, speed
hie (v.) hasten, hurry, speed
high-day (adj.) befitting a holiday
hip, on / upon the [wrestling] at a disadvantage, in an unfavourable position
hip, on / upon the [wrestling] at a disadvantage, in an unfavourable position
honest (adj.) 1 chaste, pure, virtuous
hot (adj.) 1 hot-tempered, angry, passionate
hour (n.) 2 [time of] appointment, engagement, meeting
hovel-post (n.) door-post of a hovel
humour (n.) 2 fancy, whim, inclination, caprice
humour (n.) 2 fancy, whim, inclination, caprice
husbandry (n.) 1 thrift, good economy, careful management
ill (adj.) 1 bad, adverse, unfavourable
ill (n.) 1 wrong, injury, harm, evil
imagined (adj.) 2 all imaginable, as much as can be conceived
immured (adj.) walled up, enclosed, confined
impeach (v.) 2 discredit, disparage, call into question
impeach (v.) 2 discredit, disparage, call into question
impertinent (adj.) 2 malapropism for ‘pertinent’
importunity (n.) persistent solicitation, troublesome persistence
imposition (n.) 1 order, charge, command
imposition (n.) 1 order, charge, command
incarnation (n.) malapropism for ‘incarnate’
Indian (adj.) dark-complexioned, dark-haired
inexecrable (adj.) inexorable, unmoveable, relentless; or: execrable, accursed, damnable
infection (n.) 2 malapropism for ‘affection’
infold (v.) enfold, wrap up, conceal
inscroll (v.) enter on a scroll, inscribe
insculp (v.) carve, engrave
intent (n.) intention, purpose, aim
intermission (n.) 2 respite, pause, rest
interrogatory (n.) interrogation, questioning, inquisition
issue (n.) 1 child(ren), offspring, family, descendant
issue (n.) 2 outcome, result, consequence(s)
iwis (adv.) [archaism] assuredly, certainly, truly
Jack (n.) 1 Jack-in-office, ill-mannered fellow, lout, knave
jump (v.) 1 agree, coincide, tally
just (adj.) 1 accurate, exact, precise
keep (v.) 1 lodge, live, dwell
key (n.) 1 tone, voice, style of expression
kind (adj.) 1 showing natural feeling, acting by nature
kind (adj.) 3 friendly, agreeable, pleasant
kind (n.) 6 nature, close natural relationship
knap (v.) 2 bite into, nibble at, peck at
knave (n.) 1 scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knave (n.) 2 servant, menial, lackey
lading (n.) cargo, freight, merchandise
leave (v.) 3 part with, lose, forsake
leave (v.) 3 part with, lose, forsake
level at (v.) 2 guess correctly, rightly anticipate
liberal (adj.) 1 overgenerous, licentious
liberal (adj.) 1 overgenerous, licentious
lie (v.) 4 sleep, go to bed
light (v.) 1 alight, descend, fall, come to rest
like (adj.) 1 same, similar, alike, equal
like (adj.) 1 same, similar, alike, equal
like (adv.) 1 likely, probable / probably
like (adv.) 1 likely, probable / probably
likely (adj.) promising, hopeful; or: seemly, good-looking
lineament (n.) 1 line, feature, characteristic, attribute
liver (n.) 1 part of the body thought to be at the seat of the passions [especially sexual desire]
liver (n.) 1 part of the body thought to be at the seat of the passions [especially sexual desire]
livery (n.) 1 uniform, costume, special clothing
livery (n.) 1 uniform, costume, special clothing
livery (n.) 2 badge, token, recognizable image
living (n.) possessions, means of support, livelihood
living (n.) possessions, means of support, livelihood
lodged (adj.) deep-rooted, inveterate, ingrained
loose (v.) 3 revoke, cancel
losing (adj.) involving some degree of loss
love (n.) 2 very dear friend
lover (n.) companion, comrade, dear friend
low (adj.) 1 humble, lowly, inferior
magnifico (n.) Venetian leader
main (n.) 1 open sea, ocean
main flood 4 high tide
make good 1 justify, vindicate, confirm
manage (n.) 2 management, direction, administration
mantle (v.) 2 cover with a coating, form a scum
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]
mart (n.) 1 market
martlet (n.) house-martin [which often builds its nest in churches]
master (v.) own, possess, have at one's disposal
match (n.) 1 bargain, contract, agreement
matter (n.) 2 significance, import, meaning
mean (adj.) 4 average, moderate, middling
mean (n.) 10 middle, midway
measure (n.) 11 pattern of movement, regular course, routine
measure (v.) 1 pass through, travel over, traverse
meet (adj.) 1 fit, suitable, right, proper
meet (adj.) 1 fit, suitable, right, proper
meet (adj.) 1 fit, suitable, right, proper
merchant-marring (adj.) capable of damaging a merchant-ship
mere (adj.) 1 complete, total, absolute, utter
merely (adv.) 1 completely, totally, entirely
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
miscarry (v.) 1 come to harm, perish, meet death
miscarry (v.) 2 come to harm, be lost, be destroyed
miscarry (v.) 2 come to harm, be lost, be destroyed
misconster (v.) misconstrue, misinterpret, take wrongly
mislike (v.) dislike, be displeased with
mitigate (v.) 1 moderate, reduce the severity of
mo, moe (adj.) more [in number]
mo, moe (adj.) more [in number]
moan (n.) 1 grief, lamentation, sorrow, complaint
modesty (n.) 1 moderation, restraint, discipline
moiety (n.) 1 share, portion, part
morrow (n.) morning
motion (n.) 1 inner movement, inward prompting, natural impulse, imagining
muddy (adj.) 1 made of clay, resembling mud
music (n.) 1 musicians, players
music (n.) 1 musicians, players
mutton (n.) 1 sheep
mutual (adj.) 1 common, general, omnipresent
naughty (adj.) 1 wicked, evil, vile
naughty (adj.) 1 wicked, evil, vile
naughty (adj.) 1 wicked, evil, vile
neat (n.) ox, cow, cattle
needs (adv.) of necessity, necessarily
nice (adj.) 2 fine, precise, particular, subtle
nominate (v.) 1 name, specify, designate [as]
notary (n.) 2 clerk authorized to draw up contracts
note (n.) 10 bill, invoice, account
obliged (adj.) contracted, bound by marriage
occasion (n.) 1 circumstance, opportunity
occasion (n.) 3 need, want, requirement
offend (v.) 1 harm, hurt, pain
office (n.) 1 task, service, duty, responsibility
office (n.) 1 task, service, duty, responsibility
office (n.) 2 role, position, place, function
office (n.) 2 role, position, place, function
oft (adv.) often
oft (adv.) often
oft, many a time and very often, with great frequency
old (adj.) 4 plenty of, abundant, more than enough
ope (v.) open
ope (v.) open
opinion (n.) 1 public opinion, popular judgement
opinion (n.) 1 public opinion, popular judgement
oppose (v.) 3 place in opposition, set up as resistance
opposed (adj.) 1 opposite, facing
orb (n.) 1 sphere, planet, star, heavenly body
ostent (n.) display, show, manifestation
ostent (n.) display, show, manifestation
out (adv.) 4 fallen out, in a state of unfriendliness
outbrave (v.) 1 surpass in bravery, outdo in daring
outdwell (v.) stay beyond
out-night (v.) outdo in making references to the night
outswear (v.) 2 outdo in swearing
outward (adj.) 1 external, surface, superficial
overlook (v.) 4 bewitch, subject to magic
overname (v.) name in succession, read through the list of
overpeer (v.) 1 look down on, look out over, overlook
overstare (v.) outstare, face down
overtrip (v.) skip over, pass lightly over
overweathered (adj.) weather-worn, storm-damaged
pack (v.) 1 take [oneself] off, be off, depart
pageant (n.) show, scene, spectacle, tableau
pain (n.) effort, endeavour, exertion, labour
parcel (n.) 3 small group, company, party
part (n.) 1 quality, attribute, gift, accomplishment [of mind or body]
part (n.) 4 action, conduct, behaviour
part (v.) 1 depart [from], leave, quit
part (v.) 2 divide, share, split up
parti-coloured (adj.) variegated, diverse, multi-coloured
passion (n.) 5 passionate outburst, emotional passage
patch (n.) fool, clown; rogue, knave
paten (n.) dish on which the bread is placed during the Mass; shining circle
pawn (v.) stake, pledge, risk
peep (v.) 2 peer through half-closed eyes
peevish (adj.) 3 fretful, irritable, ill-tempered
peise (v.) 1 weigh down, burden, load
pennyworth, penn'orth (n.) 1 amount, quantity, sum
penthouse, pent-house (n.) covered way, sloping porch, overhanging roof
perchance (adv.) 1 perhaps, maybe
persuade (v.) 2 plead, entreat
picture (n.) 1 appearance, countenance, visible form
piece (v.) 4 prolong, extend, drag out
pied (adj.) of different colours, multi-coloured
pierce (v.) 1 move, touch, get through to
pill (v.) 2 [of bark] peel, strip
place (n.) 1 position, post, office, rank
plea (n.) 1 claim, argument, issue
plea (n.) 1 claim, argument, issue
port (n.) 3 station, position, dignity
port (n.) 4 style of living, way of life
portly (adj.) stately, majestic, dignified
possess (v.) 1 notify, inform, acquaint
post (n.) 1 express messenger, courier
post (n.) 1 express messenger, courier
posy (n.) short piece of poetry [often inscribed inside a ring]
power (n.) 3 authority, government
power (n.) 3 authority, government
power (n.) 3 authority, government
power (n.) 8 faculty, function, ability
power (n.) 9 (usually plural) gods, deities, divinities
praise (n.) 1 praiseworthiness, merit, virtue
prating (adj.) prattling, chattering, blathering
prefer (v.) 1 promote, advance, recommend
preferment (n.) advancement, promotion
presage (v.) 1 signify, indicate
presage (v.) 2 predict, forecast
presence (n.) 5 appearance, bearing, demeanour
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
presently (adv.) 1 immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.) 1 immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.) 2 after a short time, soon, before long
prest (adj.) engaged, made ready, hired
pretty (adj.) 1 clever, ingenious, artful
prevent (v.) 1 forestall, anticipate
privy 3 private, particular, exclusive
prodigal (adj.) 1 wastefully lavish, foolishly extravagant
prodigal (adj.) 1 wastefully lavish, foolishly extravagant
prodigal (n.) 1 waster, squanderer, spendthrift
prodigal (n.) 1 waster, squanderer, spendthrift
profit (n.) 1 progress, proficiency, improvement
prolixity (n.) long-windedness, tedious exposition
pronounce (v.) 1 deliver, speak, declare
proper (adj.) 1 good-looking, handsome, comely
proportion (n.) 3 weighing up, appropriate measuring
publican (n.) tax-collector
purchase (v.) 1 acquire, obtain, win
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (v.) 1 intend, plan
purpose (v.) 1 intend, plan
quaint (adj.) 2 artful, cunning
quaintly (adv.) 2 elaborately, artistically, with skill
qualify (v.) 1 moderate, weaken, diminish
quality (n.) 1 nature, disposition, character
quality (n.) 1 nature, disposition, character
quarrel (v.) quibble, dispute, equivocate
question (n.) 1 argument, contention, dispute
question (n.) 4 debating, discussion, investigation
question (n.) 5 questioning, interrogation, examination
question (v.) 1 dispute, quarrel [over], call in question
questionless (adv.) unquestionably, undoubtedly, most certainly
quicken (v.) 1 revive, rejuvenate, give life [to]
quit (v.) 2 remit, release from
race (n.) 5 herd, host, company
rack (n.) 4 machine of torture which stretches the limbs
rack (v.) 2 stretch, strain, extend
rage (n.) 5 folly, rashness, mad jest
rail (v.) rant, rave, be abusive [about]
rail (v.) rant, rave, be abusive [about]
rank (adj.) 7 lascivious, lustful, lewd
rare (adj.) 1 marvellous, splendid, excellent
rare (adj.) 1 marvellous, splendid, excellent
rate (n.) 3 mode of life, style of living
rate (v.) 1 berate, reproach, rebuke, scold
rate (v.) 2 reckon, estimate, appraise
raw (adj.) unrefined, unskilled, unpolished
reason (n.) 1 power of reason, judgement, common-sense [often opposed to ‘passion’]
reason (n.) 3 reasonable view, sensible judgement, right opinion
reason (v.) 1 talk, speak, converse
redoubted (adj.) feared, dreaded, revered
reed (adj.) reedy, squeaking
regreet (n.) fresh greeting, return of salutation
remembrance (n.) 4 love-token, keepsake, memento
remorse (n.) 2 pity, compassion, tenderness
rend (v.) tear apart, lay waste, devastate
render (v.) 1 give up, surrender, yield
repair (v.) 2 restore, renew, revive
reproach (n.) 3 malapropism for ‘approach’
requite (v.), past forms requit, requited 1 reward, repay, recompense
respect (n.) 1 consideration, factor, circumstance
respect (n.) 2 attention, heed, deliberation
respective (adj.) 1 careful, attentive, considerate
reverence, do pay homage, worship, show respect [to]
reverend (adj.) revered, worthy, respected
Rhenish (n.) Rhineland wine
Rhenish (n.) Rhineland wine
rheum (n.) 4 spit, spittle, saliva
rib (v.) enclose [as if with ribs]
ripe (adj.) 1 matured, ready for action
riping (n.) ripening, coming to readiness
road (n.) 1 harbour, anchorage, roadstead
road (n.) 1 harbour, anchorage, roadstead
road (n.) 2 pathway, route, course
round (adj.) 2 heavy, substantial
royal merchant merchant prince
royal merchant merchant prince
rude (adj.) 1 violent, harsh, unkind
rude (adj.) 8 cacophonous, raucous, barbarous
ruin (n.) 2 [metaphor for] destitute, case of hardship
rule (n.) 2 proper discipline, good management
sad (adj.) 1 serious, grave, solemn
sad (adj.) 1 serious, grave, solemn
sad (adj.) 1 serious, grave, solemn
sad (adj.) 1 serious, grave, solemn
sad (adj.) 1 serious, grave, solemn
sand-blind (adj.) half-blind, dim-sighted
sand-blind (adj.) half-blind, dim-sighted
savage (adj.) 1 fierce, ferocious, wild
scant (v.) 1 neglect, stint, withhold
scant (v.) 2 limit, restrict, constrain
scant (v.) 3 give out sparingly, curtail, withhold [from]
scape, 'scape (n.) 1 escape
scape, 'scape (v.) escape, avoid
scape, 'scape (v.) escape, avoid
scarce (adv.) 1 scarcely, hardly, barely, only just
scarfed (adj.) [unclear meaning] fully decked out; under full sail; [of the hull] well-jointed
schedule (n.) 1 inventory, list, itemization
scorn (v.) 1 mock, jeer, express disdain [at]
scrubbed (adj.) short, undersized, stubby
scrubbed (adj.) short, undersized, stubby
scruple (n.) 1 tiny amount, last ounce
scuse (n.) excuse
seal (v.) 4 mark by seal, put one's name to, agree
seal (v.) 4 mark by seal, put one's name to, agree
seal under (v.) become security for, set one's seal to
season (n.) 2 opportunity, favourable moment
season (v.) 9 gratify, delight, tease
seat (n.) 2 estate
seeming (adj.) apparent, convincing in appearance
seize, seize upon (v.) [legal] take possession of, take hold of
self (adj.) same, selfsame, identical, exact
semblance (n.) 2 likeness, image, depiction
sensible (adj.) 2 evident, perceptible by the senses, affecting the senses
sensible (adj.) 2 evident, perceptible by the senses, affecting the senses
sentence (n.) 1 maxim, wise saying, precept
serve (v.) 7 be a servant, serve God
serve in (v.) supply, provide, deal out
servitor (n.) 1 servant
set forth (v.) 1 praise, commend, extol
set up one's rest (n.) [in primero] venture one's final stake, stake all
several (adj.) 1 separate, different, distinct
severed (adj.) parted, opened
shadow (n.) 1 image, likeness, portrait, semblance
shadow (n.) 1 image, likeness, portrait, semblance
shadowed (adj.) shaded, darkened; also [heraldry]: faintly drawn
shaft (n.) [long and slender] arrow
shift (n.) 1 expedient, measure, arrangement [especially as 'make shift' = contrive]
show (n.) 1 appearance, exhibition, display
show (n.) 1 appearance, exhibition, display
shrewd (adj.) 7 ominous, telling; or: bitter, vexatious
shrive (v.) hear confession, grant absolution, forgive
signify (v.) report, make known, declare
signify (v.) report, make known, declare
signify (v.) report, make known, declare
simple (adj.) 1 common, ordinary, average, humble
simple (adj.) 6 basic, minimal, small
simplicity (n.) 3 naivety, foolishness, artlessness
single (adj.) 1 individual, particular
skipping (adj.) 1 frivolous, flighty, frolicsome
slightly (adv.) 2 easily, with little effort
slip (n.) 1 seedling, sprig, shoot, cutting
slubber (v.) 2 be careless with, rush through
smack (v.) 1 have a taste, like the flavour
smug (adj.) 1 neat, spruce, trim
snaky (adj.) twisting, winding, sinuous; also: deceitful
sober (adj.) 1 sedate, staid, demure, grave
sober (adj.) 1 sedate, staid, demure, grave
soft (adj.) 3 weak, faint, soft-hearted
solely (adv.) 1 wholly, entirely, altogether
something (adv.) 1 somewhat, rather
something (adv.) 1 somewhat, rather
something (adv.) 1 somewhat, rather
something (adv.) 1 somewhat, rather
something (adv.) 2 a little, to some extent
sometimes (adv.) formerly, once, at one time, previously
sooth (n.) 1 truth
sore (adj.) 2 serious, grievous, grave
sort (n.) 3 way, manner
sort (n.) 4 kind, variety, type
sort (v.) 2 choose, find, arrange
speak of (v.) organize, order, sort out
speed (v.) 2 fare, manage, get on
speed (v.) 4 deal with, bring to an end, defeat
spirit (n.) 4 intuition, perception, discernment
spoil (n.) 1 plundering, pillaging, despoiling
sport (n.) 1 recreation, amusement, entertainment
sport (n.) 3 sexual recreation, intercourse, amorous dalliance
spurn (v.) 2 kick, strike, stamp [on], dash
spurn (v.) 2 kick, strike, stamp [on], dash
squander (v.) scatter, disperse, dissipate
stamp (n.) 1 impression, mark, imprint
stand (n.) 3 stop, pause, standing still
stand (v.) 1 be, appear
start (n.) 3 advantage, edge, upper hand
state (n.) 11 estate, property, wealth, means
stay (v.) 1 wait (for), await
stay (v.) 1 wait (for), await
stay (v.) 2 linger, tarry, delay
stay (v.) 10 dissuade, stop, prevent
stay (v.) 14 put up with, endure, abide
stay for (v.) wait for, await
stead (v.) help, assist, benefit
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]
stockish (adj.) blockish, wooden, stupid
stomach (n.) 1 appetite, desire [for food]
stomach (n.) 2 wish, inclination, desire
stop (n.) 6 full-stop, period, full point
stop (v.) 5 staunch, close up, prevent from bleeding
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
strain (v.) 2 constrain, force, press
strand, strond (n.) shore, land, region
strange (adj.) 1 remarkable, startling, abnormal, unnatural
strange (adj.) 3 special, particular, very great
strange (adj.) 7 aloof, distant, reserved
stranger (n.) foreigner, alien, outsider
stranger (n.) foreigner, alien, outsider
stratagem (n.) 3 deed of violence, bloody act
strumpet (n.) harlot, prostitute, whore
stubborn (adj.) 1 resistant, hostile, antagonistic
studied (adj.) 2 prepared, equipped, fitted
stuff (n.) 1 substance, composition, quality, essence
substance (n.) 1 real thing, genuine article
substitute (n.) subordinate, deputy, underling
suffer (v.) 1 allow, permit, let
sufferance (n.) 2 endurance, forbearance, patience
sufferance (n.) 2 endurance, forbearance, patience
sufficient (adj.) able, capable, competent
suit (n.) 1 formal request, entreaty, petition
suit (n.) 1 formal request, entreaty, petition
suit (n.) 1 formal request, entreaty, petition
suit (n.) 1 formal request, entreaty, petition
suit (n.) 1 formal request, entreaty, petition
suit (n.) 1 formal request, entreaty, petition
suit (n.) 2 wooing, courtship
suit (n.) 2 wooing, courtship
suit (n.) 4 clothing, dress, garb
suit (n.) 4 clothing, dress, garb
suit (v.) 1 dress, clothe, equip
suited (adj.) dressed up, set out, adapted
sunder (v.) 1 separate, split up, part
sup (v.) 1 have supper
superfluity 2 excess, indulgence, immoderate living
supposition (n.) 2 doubt, uncertainty, question
surety (n.) 2 person undertaking a legal responsibility in relation to another, guarantor
surety (n.) 2 person undertaking a legal responsibility in relation to another, guarantor
surfeit (v.) 1 feed to excess, overindulge, glut
surfeit (v.) 2 become sick through having too much
surgeon (n.) doctor, physician
sway (n.) 1 power, dominion, rule
sway (v.) 1 control, rule, direct, govern
sway (v.) 1 control, rule, direct, govern
swelling (adj.) 4 magnificent, grand, resplendant
table (n.) 5 [palmistry] area between various lines on the palm
tainted (adj.) 1 infected, diseased
tainted (adj.) 2 corrupted, dishonourable, depraved
tall (adj.) 2 large, fine, grand
tarry (v.) 1 stay, remain, linger
tarry (v.) 1 stay, remain, linger
tarry (v.) 1 stay, remain, linger
tarry (v.) 1 stay, remain, linger
temper (n.) 1 frame of mind, temperament, disposition
temporal (adj.) secular, civil, worldly
tenor, tenour (n.) 2 meaning, purpose, intention
term (n.) 4 respect, consideration, form
thrift (n.) profit, advantage, gain
thrift (n.) profit, advantage, gain
throstle (n.) thrush
throughfare (n.) thoroughfare
throughly (adv.) thoroughly, fully, completely
time (n.) 4 age, years
tonight (adv.) last night, this past night
touch (n.) 7 fingering, handling, skill in playing
touch (n.) 7 fingering, handling, skill in playing
touch (v.) 3 affect, move, stir
trade (v.) cross, come and go
trafficker (n.) trading ship, merchant vessel
traject (n.) ferry
tricksy (adj.) full of tricks, cleverly playful
trifle (v.) 1 waste, squander, spend idly
true (adj.) 1 loyal, firm, faithful in allegiance
true (adj.) 2 constant, faithful in love
try (v.) 7 refine, purify
turn (v.) 1 change, transform, alter
tyranny (n.) cruelty, barbarity, unmerciful violence
unbated (adj.) 1 unabated, undiminished, fresh
unburden, unburthen (v.) reveal, disclose; or: unload
uncapable (adj.) incapable, unable [to do something]
unchecked (adj.) 1 uncontradicted, undisputed
undone (adj.) ruined, destroyed, brought down
unforfeited (adj.) unviolated, unbroken
unfurnished (adj.) 3 unfinished, defective
unthrift (adj.) unthrifty, spendthrift, prodigal
unthrifty (adj.) 1 prodigal, profligate, wasteful
untread (v.) retrace, go back upon
urge (v.) 1 press, insist on, state emphatically
urge (v.) 4 bring forward, advocate, represent
usance (n.) interest on a loan
usance (n.) interest on a loan
usance (n.) interest on a loan
use (n.) 1 usual practice, habit, custom
use (n.) 6 trust, possession, tenure
vail (v.) 1 lower, bow down, cast down [as in submission]
vantage (n.) 1 right moment, suitable opportunity
variable (adj.) varied, diverse, different
varnished (adj.) embellished, decked out, adorned
vasty (adj.) vast, immense, spacious
vendible (adj.) 2 marriageable
venture (n.) 1 deal, enterprise, business, expedition
venture (n.) 1 deal, enterprise, business, expedition
venture (n.) 3 cargo, consignment, goods
venture (n.) 3 cargo, consignment, goods
very (adj.) 1 [intensifying] thorough-going, absolute
vesture (n.) garment, clothing, garb, costume
via, fia (int.) 1 come / go on, hurry up
viand (n.) (usually plural) food, victuals, foodstuff
vile, vild (adj.) 1 degrading, ignominious, worthless
vilely, vildly (adv.) shamefully, wretchedly, meanly
vinegar (adj.) sour, bitter, crabby
virtue (n.) 4 power, capability, efficacy, property
visage (n.) 1 face, countenance
visage (n.) 1 face, countenance
visit (v.) 1 punish, deal with
voice (n.) 3 authoritative opinion, judgement
voice (n.) 3 authoritative opinion, judgement
void (v.) 1 empty, clear out, discharge
waft (v.) 1 beckon, wave [at], signal
wag (v.) 3 move, stir, rouse
wand (n.) rod, staff
want (v.) 1 lack, need, be without
wanton (adj.) 2 casual, gentle
wanton (adj.) 3 unrestrained, undisciplined, boisterous, uncontrolled
want-wit (adj.) senseless, stupid, ridiculous
warrant (v.) 1 assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
warranty (n.) authorization, permission, sanction
waste (v.) 1 pass, spend, while away
watch (v.) 2 keep the watch, keep guard, be on the look-out
wealth (n.) well-being, welfare, prosperity
weather, in the in an exposed situation, open to the elements
well to live (adj.) well-to-do, well-off, prosperous
wench (n.) girl, lass
wether (n.) sheep, ram
wild (n.) wilderness, waste land
wild (n.) wilderness, waste land
wind (n.) 1 breath
wind (v.) 3 insinuate, pursue a devious course
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.) 1 intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
wit (n.) 1 intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
wit (n.) 3 reasoning, thinking, deliberation
wit-snapper (n.) wisecracker, smart aleck
wonder (v.) 1 marvel [at], be astonished [at]
wont (v.) be accustomed, used [to], be in the habit of
wont (v.) be accustomed, used [to], be in the habit of
wont (v.) be accustomed, used [to], be in the habit of
wrack (n.) 2 wreck, loss, shipwreck
wrack (v.) 1 wreck, shipwreck, lose at sea
wrest (v.) 1 distort, twist, strain
wroth (n.) misfortune, grief, ruin
wry-necked (n.) having a crooked neck [of the player]
younger (n.) younger son
   
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