Twelfth Night


 
 
 
 
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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 Twelfth Night

abatement (n.) 1 lessening, decrease, diminution
abhor (v.) 1 loathe, abominate, regard with disgust
ability (n.) 3 means, resources, funds
abjure (v.) swear to abandon, solemnly reject
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.) 2 misuse, maltreat, treat badly, wrong
accident (n.) 1 occurrence, event, happening
accost (v.) approach, make up to, pay court to
accost (v.) approach, make up to, pay court to
acquit (v.) 1 release, free, discharge
across (adv.) 2 from side to side, all the way across
address (v.) 3 direct, apply, turn
admire (v.) 1 marvel, wonder, be astonished [at]
admit (v.) 1 permit, allow, grant
advanced (adj.) raised up, held high, uplifted
advise, avise (v.) 1 consider, take thought, reflect
affect (v.) 1 incline to, like, favour, be drawn to
affection (n.) 2 emotion, feeling
affection (n.) 4 love, devotion
affectioned (adj.) affected, pretentious, self-willed
agone (adv.) ago, past
air, take become known, spread about
all is one; that's / it's all one it makes no difference, it's one and the same, it doesn't matter
allow (v.) 3 acknowledge, grant, admit
allow (v.) 3 acknowledge, grant, admit
allowed (adj.) 2 licensed, authorized, permitted
alone, let [one] 1 leave it to [one], you can rely on [one]
alter (v.) change, exchange
amazed (adj.) dumbfounded, stunned, thunderstruck, overwhelmed
amend (v.) 3 make better, ameliorate, lessen the evil of
anatomy (n.) 2 body, cadaver, corpse
anon (adv.) 1 soon, shortly, presently
anon (adv.) 1 soon, shortly, presently
anon (adv.) 1 soon, shortly, presently
anon (adv.) 1 soon, shortly, presently
answer (n.) 5 [fencing] return hit
answer (v.) 3 satisfy, discharge, requite
answer (v.) 4 suffer the consequences [for], be accountable [for]
antic, antick(e), antique (adj.) 3 old-fashioned, old-world, antiquated
appetite (n.) 1 desire, longing, inclination, fancy
appetite (n.) 1 desire, longing, inclination, fancy
apprehend (v.) 1 seize, arrest, lay hold of
approbation (n.) 2 proof, confirmation, attestation
apt (adj.) 1 fit, ready, prepared
apt (adj.) 1 fit, ready, prepared
apt (adj.) 1 fit, ready, prepared
aptly (adv.) easily, readily
aqua-vitae (n.) spirits, alcohol, strong drink, brandy
arbitrament, arbitrement (n.) 1 deciding of a dispute, determination, settlement
argument (n.) 1 subject of conversation, subject-matter, topic
argument (n.) 6 proof, evidence, demonstration
art (n.) 1 knowledge, learning, scholarship, science
aspect (n.) 1 [of a human face] look, appearance, expression
assail (v.) 2 approach with offers of love, woo with vigour, attempt to seduce
assurance (n.) 1 security, certainty, confidence
assurance (n.) 2 confirmation, pledge, guarantee
assurance (n.) 2 confirmation, pledge, guarantee
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.) 4 accompany, follow closely, go with
attend (v.) 6 regard, consider
attend (v.) 7 listen [to], pay attention [to]
attest (v.) 1 vouch for, be evidence of, testify to
aught (n.) anything, [with negative word] nothing
augmentation (n.) additional detail, fuller account
back-trick (n.) type of backwards dance leap
baffle (v.) 1 [of a knight] publicly disgrace, treat with infamy
baffle (v.) 2 treat shamefully, expose to ridicule
balk (v.) 1 refuse, ignore, shirk, let slip
barful (adj.) full of hindrances, with impediments
barren (adj.) 2 stupid, empty-headed, dull
barricado (n.) barricade, rampart, barrier
base (n.) 1 basis, foundation, cause
baseness (n.) 3 cowardice, degenerateness, degradation
baubling, bawbling (adj.) contemptible, trifling, piddling
bawcock (n.) [fine bird] fine fellow, good chap
bear out (v.) 1 endure, weather, cope [with]
become (v.) 1 be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
become (v.) 1 be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
become (v.) 1 be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
become (v.) 2 grace, honour, dignify
become (v.) 2 grace, honour, dignify
become (v.) 3 put a good front on, give a pleasing appearance to
befall (v.), past forms befallen, befell 2 happen to, come to
befall (v.), past forms befallen, befell 2 happen to, come to
beguile (v.) 1 cheat, deceive, trick
beguile (v.) 4 charm away, while away, pass pleasantly
belie (v.) 1 slander, tell lies about
belike (adv.) probably, presumably, perhaps, so it seems
belike (adv.) probably, presumably, perhaps, so it seems
bent (n.) 3 degree, capacity, extent [to which a bow can be bent]
beshrew, 'shrew (v.) 1 curse, devil take, evil befall
beshrew, 'shrew (v.) 1 curse, devil take, evil befall
besmear (v.) 1 smear over, bedaub
bespeak (v.), past forms bespake, bespoke 1 ask for, order, request
bespeak (v.), past forms bespake, bespoke 4 address, speak to
best, thou wert / you were you are best advised
bestow (v.) 2 give as a gift [to], present [with]
betake (v.) 2 resort, have recourse, commit oneself
betake (v.) 2 resort, have recourse, commit oneself
bethink (v.), past form bethought 1 call to mind, think about, consider, reflect
betimes (adv.) 1 early in the morning, at an early hour
bias (n.) 1 [weighting in a bowl causing it to run obliquely] inclination, tendency, leaning
bibble-babble (n.) chatter, gabble, empty talk
bid (v.), past form bade 1 command, order, enjoin, tell
bid (v.), past form bade 1 command, order, enjoin, tell
bid (v.), past form bade 1 command, order, enjoin, tell
biddy (n.) chicken; chickabiddy [as childish form]
bide (v.) 1 endure, suffer, undergo
bide (v.) 1 endure, suffer, undergo
bide (v.) 2 face, await, undergo
bird-bolt, burbolt (n.) short blunt-headed arrow for shooting birds
birth (n.) 1 royal birth, noble ancestry
blab (v.) 2 talk indiscreetly, betray secrets
blazon (n.) 1 armorial bearing, banner showing a coat-of-arms
blent (adj.) blended, mixed, applied [as of painting]
blind (adj.) 3 heedless, reckless, headstrong
blood (n.) 6 blood relationship, kinship
bloody (adj.) 1 blood-thirsty, warlike, ferocious
bloody (adj.) 1 blood-thirsty, warlike, ferocious
bloody (adj.) 1 blood-thirsty, warlike, ferocious
bloody (adj.) 2 able to cause bloodshed
blow (v.) 4 puff up, swell, inflate
board (v.) 1 accost, address, approach, tackle
bond (n.) 1 deed, contract, pledge
bondslave (n.) slave, bondsman, person in a condition of servitude
bone (n.) 2 [weaving] bobbin made of bone
book, without off by heart, by rote
book, without off by heart, by rote
bosom (n.) 1 heart, inner person
bosom (n.) 1 heart, inner person
botch up (v.) clumsily contrive, make a mess of
botcher (n.) mender of old clothes, tailor who does repairs, patcher-up
bottle-ale (adj.) dissolute, degenerate, low
bottom (n.) 6 [nautical: keel, hull] ship, vessel
bound (n.) 1 limit, boundary, confine, barrier
bounteously (adv.) very well, liberally, generously
bout (n.) 1 fight, round, contest
box-tree type of ornamental thick shrub
brabble (n.) 1 brawl, noisy quarrel, fracas
branched embroidered, brocaded
breach (n.) 4 surf, breaking waves
breast (n.) 1 singing voice, pair of lungs
breath (n.) 2 voice, song, sound
brine (n.) 1 salt water [i.e. tears]
brock (n.) badger; [contemptuous] stinker, dirty rat
brow (n.) 4 forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]
bum-baily, bum-bailiff (n.) bailiff, sheriff's officer [who catches people by sneaking up behind them]
burn (v.) 1 warm up, spice up
buttery bar ledge by the hatch of a buttery [liquor store]
by (adv.) 1 near by, close at hand
by and by (adv.) 2 shortly, soon, before long
cabin (n.) 1 small room, hut, shelter
canary, canaries (n.) 1 variety of sweet wine from the Canary Islands
canopy (v.) curtain, veil, cover [as if by a canopy]
canton (n.) song, ballad, verse
capacity (n.) intelligence, understanding, capability
caper (v.) 2 dance with joy, leap with delight
caper, cut a perform a leap in which the feet are kicked together in the air
car (n.) carriage, cart, chariot [often of the sun god]
careful (adj.) 3 painstaking, serious-minded, attentive
carpet (adj.) for exploits ‘on the carpet’ [relating to the court, appropriate to a drawing room] not ‘in the field’
carriage (n.) 1 bearing, demeanour, manner of behaviour
carry (v.) 8 maintain, keep going, carry on with
case (n.) 5 outer covering, surface appearance
cast (v.) 4 cast off, discard, dismiss, reject
Cataian, Cathayan (n.) [from Cathay = China] scoundrel, rogue, villain
catch (n.) musical round
catch (n.) musical round
catch (n.) musical round
catch (n.) musical round
catch (n.) musical round
catechize (v.) 2 question systematically, cross-examine, interrogate
chain (n.) chain of office
champain, champaign (n./adj.) expanse of open countryside
chance (n.) 7 what may have happened, conceivability, possibility
changeable (adj.) of varying colour [when viewed from different angles], shot
chantry (n.) small private chapel
character (n.) 3 handwriting, style of writing, lettering
character (n.) 8 personal appearance, demeanour
charge (v.) 4 oblige, constrain, compel
charm (v.) 1 work magic [on], bewitch, enchant
check at (v.) 2 [falconry] swerve to pounce on, turn towards, swoop at
check at (v.) 2 [falconry] swerve to pounce on, turn towards, swoop at
cherry-pit (n.) [children's game] throwing cherry-stones into a hole
cheveril (adj.) flexible, yielding, pliant
chide (v.), past form chid 1 scold, rebuke, reprove
chuck (n.) chicken, chick [usually as a term of endearment]
cinquepace (n.) five-step capering dance
civil (adj.) 1 civilized, cultured, refined
clause (n.) premise, assertion, statement
clerestory, clearstory (n.) upper window [designed for letting in light]
clodpole (n.) blockhead, thickhead, dolt
cloistress (n.) cloistered nun, member of an enclosed order
close (adv.) 6 safely, secretly, out of sight
close (n.) 1 union, uniting
cloyment (n.) excessive gratification, gorging, satiety
cockatrice (n.) murderous serpent, basilisk
cockney (n.) 2 milksop, sissy, softy
codling (n.) unripe apple, half-grown apple
coffer (n.) 2 funds, money, wealth
cohere (v.) agree, accord, hold together
coistrel (n.) groom, low fellow, knave
collier (n.) coalman, coal-vendor
colours, fear no fear no enemy, fear nothing
combination (n.) alliance, league, treaty
come near (v.) 2 begin to understand, start to appreciate
comedian (n.) actor, stage-player
comfortable (adj.) 2 comforting, encouraging, reassuring
commend (v.) 4 praise, admire, extol
commend (v.) 4 praise, admire, extol
commend (v.) 4 praise, admire, extol
commerce (n.) dealings, transactions, intercourse
commission (n.) 1 warrant, authority [to act]
commission (n.) 1 warrant, authority [to act]
commodity (n.) 1 supply, quantity, stock, consignment
compare (n.) comparison, simile, analogy
compass (v.) 1 accomplish, fulfil, achieve, bring about
competent, computent (adj.) 2 to be reckoned with, needing to be settled
competitor (n.) 1 partner, associate, colleague
complexion (n.) 1 appearance, look, colouring
comptible (adj.) sensitive, thin-skinned, impressionable
con (v.) 1 learn by heart, commit to memory
con (v.) 1 learn by heart, commit to memory
conceited (adj.) 2 of the same opinion, minded
conceive (v.) 3 imagine, fancy
condition (n.) 3 nature, state, circumstances
conduct (n.) 4 care, protection
consanguineous (adj.) related in blood, of the same family
conscience (n.) 3 sense of indebtedness, feeling of obligation
consequently (adv.) subsequently, later, then
consonancy (n.) 2 consistency, correspondance, accord
constant (adj.) 2 settled, resolved, decided
constantly (adv.) 2 resolutely, steadfastly, steadily
constellation [the stars were thought to influence people and events] disposition, character, temperament
conster (v.) 1 explain, inform, give an account
constitution (n.) 2 construction, make-up, frame
construction (n.) 1 interpretation, reading, explanation
construction (n.) 2 judgement, consideration, appraisal
contagion (n.) 1 contagious quality, infecting influence
contagious (adj.) 2 infectious, catchy
contemned (adj.) 2 despised, rejected, spurned
contemplative (adj.) vacant, vacuous, mindlessly gazing
contempt (n.) 2 disgrace, dishonour, scandal
content (adj.) 2 contented, patient, accepting, undisturbed
continent (n.) 3 globe, mass
continuance (n.) 3 lasting nature, permanence, durability
convent (v.) 2 summon, call to appear, send for
coranto (n.) lively dance with quick running steps
counterfeit (v.) 2 pretend, feign, make believe
counterfeit (v.) 2 pretend, feign, make believe
county (n.) 1 [title of rank] count
couplet (n.) 1 couple, brace
courtesy, cur'sy, curtsy (n.) 3 salutation, first greeting, expression of courtesy
cowardship (n.) cowardice, fearfulness, timidity
coxcomb (n.) 1 head
coxcomb (n.) 2 fool's head, fool, simpleton
cozier (n.) cobbler
crave (v.) 1 beg, entreat, request
crave (v.) 2 need, demand, require
credit (n.) 4 report, news, story
cross-gartered (adj.) with garters crossed along the legs
cross-gartered (adj.) with garters crossed along the legs
cross-gartering (n.) wearing garters crossed along the legs
crowner (n.) coroner
crush (v.) 2 force the sense of, strain a meaning from
cry (v.) 2 give tongue, cry out
cubiculo (n.) bedroom, bedchamber
cuckold (n.) [mocking name] man with an unfaithful wife
cunning (adj.) 1 knowledgeable, skilful, clever
cunning (n.) 3 deviousness, deceit, craftiness, artfulness
curate (n.) parish priest, parson
curst (adj.) 1 bad-tempered, quarrelsome, shrewish, cross
curtsy, curtsey (v.) bow low, do reverence, pay respect
cut (n.) 3 work-horse, nag
cypress (n.) type of lightweight fabric, gauze cloth, crape material [when black, used in mourning]
dally (v.) 1 deal lightly, play about, tease
dally (v.) 1 deal lightly, play about, tease
damask (adj./n.) light-red, pink [colour of the damask rose]
darkly (adv.) 2 frowningly, ominously; gloomily
daw (n.) 1 jackdaw [as noted for its stupidity]; dolt, fool
day-bed (n.) couch, sofa, divan
deadly (adj.) deathly, death-like
dear (adj.) 1 dire, grievous, hard
deceivable (adj.) 1 deceptive, illusory
deeply (adv.) 1 profoundly, thoroughly, sincerely
defence (n.) 1 fencing, swordsmanship, skill of self-defence
degree (n.) 1 rank, station, standing
degree (n.) 1 rank, station, standing
degree (n.) 1 rank, station, standing
degree (n.) 3 step, stage, rung
degree (n.) 3 step, stage, rung
deliver (v.) 1 report [to], communicate [to], tell, describe
deliver (v.) 3 free, release, liberate
deliver (v.) 3 free, release, liberate
deliver (v.) 5 present, show, display
demure (adj.) grave, serious, sober, solemn
denay (n.) denial, refusal, rejection
deny (v.) 2 refuse, decline, scorn
deny (v.) 4 disown, disavow, renounce
deplore (v.) tell with grief, express with lamentation
desert, desart (n.) 3 worthy deed, meritorious action
desire (v.) 1 request, wish, ask [for]
desperate (adj.) 1 despairing, hopeless, without hope
desperate (adj.) 3 disregarding, careless, reckless
despite (n.) 2 malice, spite, hatred
determinate (adj.) 1 determined upon, intended, proposed
detest (v.) 1 renounce, repudiate; or: hate, abhor
detraction (n.) slander, calumny, defamation, disparagement
device (n.) 1 plot, stratagem, trick
device (n.) 1 plot, stratagem, trick
device (n.) 1 plot, stratagem, trick
device (n.) 1 plot, stratagem, trick
device (n.) 1 plot, stratagem, trick
dexteriously (adv.) with dexterity, adroitly, skilfully
diet (n.) 1 board, daily need
diluculo... to rise at dawn
dimension (n.) 1 bodily form, physical frame
dimension (n.) 1 bodily form, physical frame
discourse (n.) 1 conversation, talk, chat
discourse (n.) 2 rationality, faculty of understanding
discover (v.) 1 reveal, show, make known
dishonest (adj.) 1 undutiful, unreliable, irresponsible
dishonest (adj.) 2 dishonourable, discreditable, shameful
dishonesty (n.) 1 dishonour, shameful deed, disgraceful action
dismount (v.) 2 [fencing] draw, remove from the sheath
dispatch, despatch (n.) 6 management, direction, supervision
displayed (adj.) 1 unfolded, opened, in full bloom
disposed (adj.) 4 inclined to be merry, feeling playful
disposition (n.) 1 composure, state of mind, temperament
dissemble (v.) 1 disguise, cloak, give a deceptive appearance to
dissembling (adj.) deceitful, hypocritical, false
distaff (n.) device for weaving, spindle
distemper (v.) disorder, derange, disturb, confuse
distempered (adj.) 3 disordered, disturbed, diseased
distract (adj.) 1 deranged, mad, mentally disturbed
distractedly (adv.) disjointedly, erratically, with agitation
distraction (n.) 2 madness, derangement, insanity
distraction (n.) 2 madness, derangement, insanity
divers (adj.) different, various, several
divulge (v.) 1 proclaim, reveal, make publicly known
dog at, be a be adept at, be experienced in
dormouse (adj.) sleepy, dozing, slumbering
doubtful (adj.) 1 fearful, worried, apprehensive
dram (n.) 1 tiny amount, small quantity
dress (v.) 4 [of wounds] treat, minister to, care for
driving (adj.) drifting, driven by the storm
dry (adj.) 1 barren, arid, yielding no result
duello (n.) established duelling code
dulcet (adj.) sweet, mild, pleasant, agreeable
dun (adj.) 2 grey-brown
durance (n.) 1 confinement, imprisonment, incarceration
duty (n.) 2 reverence, due respect, proper attitude
dying (adj.) fading, dying away
element (n.) 1 (plural) substances from which all material things are made [believed to be earth, water, air, fire]
element (n.) 5 air, sky, heavens
element (n.) 7 place, sphere, station
embassy (n.) 1 message [especially via an ambassador]
embrace (v.) 1 welcome, joyfully accept
employment (n.) 2 matter, business, affair
encounter (v.) 2 approach, go to, move towards
enlarge (v.) 1 release, set at large, discharge
entertainment (n.) 1 treatment, hospitality, reception
entertainment (n.) 1 treatment, hospitality, reception
enure, inure (v.) accustom, habituate, adapt
envy (n.) 1 malice, ill-will, enmity
envy (n.) 1 malice, ill-will, enmity
enwrap (v.) absorb, engross, enfold
equinoctial (n.) [mock-astronomy] equator [celestial or terrestrial]
estate (n.) 1 state, situation, circumstances
estate (n.) 2 high rank, standing, status
estate (n.) 2 high rank, standing, status
estimable (adj.) appreciative, full of regard
even (adj.) 6 equal, alike, same
event (n.) outcome, issue, consequence
event (n.) outcome, issue, consequence
evil (n.) 1 affliction, misfortune, hardship
example (n.) precedent, parallel case
except, except against (v.) 1 take exception to, object to, repudiate
exception (n.) 1 (often plural) objection, dislike, disapproval
excite (v.) incite, stir up, move
express (v.) show, reveal, display
expressure (n.) 2 expression, attitude, look
exquisite (adj.) 2 ingenious, abstruse, far-fetched
extent (n.) 3 assault, attack, onslaught
extort (v.) 2 extract with force, wring out
extracting (adj.) distracting, preoccupying, disconcerting
extravagancy (n.) wandering, drifting, roving about
eye (n.) 1 sight, view, presence
eye-offending (adj.) which hurts the eyes
face (v.) 3 bully, intimidate, turn
face (v.) 6 exclude, expel; or: deny [to one's face]
fadge (v.) 2 turn out, end up, come off
fair (adv.) 1 kindly, encouragingly, courteously
fall (n.) 3 cadence, lowering of tune
false (adj.) 1 treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.) 3 sham, spurious, not genuine, artificial
false (adj.) 4 wrong, mistaken
false (n.) false person, deceiver
fancy (n.) 1 love, amorousness, infatuation
fancy (n.) 1 love, amorousness, infatuation
fancy (n.) 1 love, amorousness, infatuation
fancy (n.) 1 love, amorousness, infatuation
fancy (v.) like, love, admire
fantastical (adj.) 1 fanciful, imaginative, full of wild ideas
fare ... well
fare ... well
fare ... well
fare ... well
fare ... well
fare ... well
fat (adj.) 2 gross, heavy, dull
fatal (adj.) 3 death-dealing, death-boding
fault (n.) 1 sin, offence, crime
fault (n.) 5 [hunting] break in a line of scent, loss of scent
favour (n.) 1 [facial] appearance, countenance, features, looks
favour (n.) 1 [facial] appearance, countenance, features, looks
favour (n.) 1 [facial] appearance, countenance, features, looks
fear (v.) 3 doubt, mistrust
fearful (adj.) 2 causing fear, awe-inspiring, terrifying, alarming
fee'd (adj.) paid by a fee, hired, bribed
feelingly (adv.) 1 pertinently, aptly, to the point
feigning (n.) pretentiousness, posturing, courtly display
fell (adj.) 1 cruel, fierce, savage
fellow (n.) 2 counterpart, match, equal
fertile (adj.) abundant, profuse, rich
fetter (v.) restrain, overcome, suppress
fie away (v.) be off, begone
field (n.) 2 duelling place
finder (n.) jury-member who determines if someone is insane, ascertainer
firago (n.) virago, hero, fighter
fit (adj.) 1 suited, fitting, appropriate
fit (adj.) 1 suited, fitting, appropriate
fit (v.) 1 suit, befit, be suitable [for]
flatter with / withal (v.) 1 encourage, foster [false] hope
fleshed (adj.) 2 blooded, initiated into fighting
folly-fallen (adj.) falling into folly, stooping to foolishness
fond (v.) dote, be infatuated
forbear (v.) 2 leave alone, avoid, stay away [from]
forgive (v.) excuse, let off
form (n.) 2 imprinted shape, impressed image
form (n.) 8 physical appearance, outward appearance
form (n.) 8 physical appearance, outward appearance
form (n.) 8 physical appearance, outward appearance
formal (adj.) 1 normal, sane, rational
forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forswore 2 abandon, renounce, reject, give up
forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forswore 2 abandon, renounce, reject, give up
frame (n.) 1 framework, structure, construction
fraught (n.) 1 freight, cargo, goods
free (adj.) 2 generous, magnanimous
free (adj.) 3 noble, honourable, worthy
free (adj.) 4 free of worry, untroubled, carefree
frenzy (n.) distraction, agitation, delirium
fresh (adj.) 4 ready, eager, hungry
fright (v.), past form frighted frighten, scare, terrify
fright (v.), past form frighted frighten, scare, terrify
front (v.) 1 confront, face, meet
fulsome (adj.) 1 distasteful, nauseating, repulsive
function (n.) 3 office, occupation, calling
function (n.) 3 office, occupation, calling
fustian (adj.) 1 high-flown, made up in a ridiculous way
gait (n.) 1 manner of walking, bearing, movement
gait (n.) 2 proceedings, course, doings, steps
gall (n.) 3 spirit of anger, venom, ability to be angry
galliard (n.) type of lively, high-spirited dance
galliard (n.) type of lively, high-spirited dance
gaskins (n.) loose-fitting trousers, wide breeches
geck (n.) dupe, sucker, fool
genius (n.) 1 soul, spirit, being
gentle (adj.) 1 well-born, honourable, noble
gentle (adj.) 2 courteous, friendly, kind
gentle (adj.) 2 courteous, friendly, kind
gentle (adj.) 3 refined, discriminating, sophisticated
gentle (adj.) 6 soft, tender, kind
giddily (adv.) 1 lightly, carelessly, inconsequentially
giddy (adj.) 1 frivolous, flighty, fickle, irresponsible
giddy-paced whirling, moving at a bewildering pace
gift (n.) 1 quality, accomplishment, talent
gin (n.) snare, trap
give way (v.) 2 keep out of the way [of], steer clear [of]
glass (n.) 1 mirror, looking-glass
glass (n.) 1 mirror, looking-glass
goose pen (n.) goose-quill, quill-pen
gracious (adj.) 8 pleasing, agreeable, inspired
gracious (adj.) 10 graceful, elegant, attractive
grain, in inherent, ingrained, indelible
gratillity (n.) humorous version of ‘gratuity’
gravity (n.) 1 respectability, authority, dignified position
grece, grise, grize (n.) step, degree, grade
Greek, foolish / merry buffoon, merry person, silly joker
greet (v.) 3 bewail, lament, weep for
grizzle (n.) sprinkling of grey hairs
gross (adj.) 9 dull, obtuse, ignorant
grossly (adv.) 3 materially, physically, with substance
grossness (n.) 1 flagrant nature, obviousness, enormity
ground (n.) 1 reason, cause, source
gull (n.) 1 dupe, fool, simpleton
gull (n.) 1 dupe, fool, simpleton
gull (n.) 1 dupe, fool, simpleton
gull (v.) deceive, dupe, trick
gull-catcher (n.) fool-trapper, trickster
gust (n.) 3 relish, taste, inclination
habit (n.) 1 dress, clothing, costume
habit (n.) 1 dress, clothing, costume
habit (n.) 1 dress, clothing, costume
habit (n.) 1 dress, clothing, costume
habit (n.) 3 behaviour, bearing, demeanour
haggard (n.) [falconry] wild hawk
hale (v.) 1 drag, pull, haul
hallow, holloa, hollow (v.) 1 shout, yell, cry out
halt (v.) limp, proceed lamely
hand, in to deal with, here present
hap (v.) happen, take place, come to pass
haply (adv.) perhaps, maybe, by chance, with luck
haply (adv.) perhaps, maybe, by chance, with luck
haply (adv.) perhaps, maybe, by chance, with luck
hard (adj.) 3 painful, harrowing, tough
hard (adv.) 1 close, near
hardly (adv.) 1 with great difficulty, only with difficulty
hardy (adj.) bold, daring, forward
having (n.) 1 fortune, estate, means
haviour (n.) behaviour, manner, demeanour
health (n.) 1 toast, salutation in drink
heat (n.) 4 normal body temperature
hie (v.) hasten, hurry, speed
high (adv.) fully, altogether
hob, nob give or take, come what may
hold out (v.) sustain, maintain, keep up
homage (n.) 1 act of homage, acknowledgement of allegiance
honesty (n.) 4 decency, decorum, good manners
honour (n.) 2 credit, good name, reputation
horrid (adj.) horrifying, frightful, terrifying
hour, in an at the same time
housekeeper, house-keeper (n.) 1 householder, hospitable person
housewife, huswife (n.) [pron: 'husif] hussy, wanton, minx
hull (v.) lie, float, drift [with sails furled]
humour (n.) 1 mood, disposition, frame of mind, temperament [as determined by bodily fluids]
humour (n.) 2 fancy, whim, inclination, caprice
humour (n.) 2 fancy, whim, inclination, caprice
humour (n.) 3 style, method, way, fashion
hyperbolical (adj.) outrageous, immoderate, intemperate
idle (adj.) 5 trifling, unimportant, trivial
idleness (n.) pastime, foolishness, silly diversion
ill (adj.) 1 bad, adverse, unfavourable
ill (adj.) 1 bad, adverse, unfavourable
ill (adj.) 1 bad, adverse, unfavourable
ill (adv.) 1 badly, adversely, unfavourably
image (n.) 4 appearance, aspect, countenance
impetticoat, impeticos (v.) pocket up
importance (n.) 2 urgent request, urging, encouragement
impressure (n.) imprint, impression, indentation, stamp
incardinate (adj.) malapropism for ‘incarnate’
incensement (n.) anger, wrath, fury
incredulous (adj.) incredible, unbelievable
indifferent (adv.) 1 moderately, tolerably, reasonably
indue, endue (v.) 1 endow, furnish, provide
inevitable unavoidable, unable to be averted
ingrate (adj.) ungrateful, unthankful, unappreciative
ingrateful (adj.) 1 ungrateful, unappreciative
instance (n.) 2 illustration, example, case
intent (n.) intention, purpose, aim
intent (n.) intention, purpose, aim
interchangement (n.) interchange, exchange
interlude, enterlude (n.) short play, theatrical performance [staged to fill an interval]
invention (n.) 3 novelty, fresh creation, innovation
invention (n.) 4 composition, written exposition
invention (n.) 5 plan, scheme, stratagem
iron (n.) 1 iron weapon, steel, sword
jade (v.) 2 deceive, dupe, make a fool of
jealous (adj.) 3 anxious, uneasy, worried [about]
jealousy (n.) 3 concern, anxiety, solicitude
jet (v.) strut, swagger, parade
jewel (n.) 2 miniature in a jewelled setting
jig (n.) lively song; frivolous dance
jocund (adj.) merry, joyful, cheerful
joinder (n.) joining, union, uniting
jump (v.) 1 agree, coincide, tally
kickshaw (n.) 1 trifle, triviality, worthless distraction
kindness (n.) 3 friendship, affection, good will
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.) 3 boy, lad, fellow
knavery (n.) 1 roguish trick, rouguery, trickery
know (v.) 4 find out, ascertain, learn [from]
label (v.) attach as a codicil, affix as a supplementary note
lapse (v.) 2 apprehend, seize, detain
lately (adv.) 1 recently, of late
lath (n.) 1 thin wood
lean (adj.) 1 slight, mean, poor
leasing (n.) 2 skill in lying, ability to lie
leg (n.) 1 bending of a knee, genuflection, obeisance
leman (n.) lover, paramour, sweetheart
lenten (adj.) 2 dismal, meagre, scanty
let (v.) 1 hinder, prevent, stand in the way
level (adj.) 1 steady, steadfast, constant
lie (v.) 4 sleep, go to bed
lief, had as should like just as much
light (adj.) 6 facile, frivolous, of no consequence
light (n.) 3 sign, signal, indication
like (adv.) 1 likely, probable / probably
like (adv.) 1 likely, probable / probably
like (adv.) 1 likely, probable / probably
like (adv.) 1 likely, probable / probably
like (adv.) 1 likely, probable / probably
like, the the same
lime (v.) 1 trap, snare, catch [as if by using birdlime]
list (n.) 4 limit, objective
little, in on a small scale, in miniature
live (v.) 2 stay afloat, avoid destruction
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]
lose (v.) 3 lose sight of, forget
loss (n.) 3 losing, defeat, overthrow
lowly (adj.) 1 humble, modest, submissive
lubber (n.) clumsy dolt, blundering lout
madonna (n.) my lady, madam
maid (n.) 2 virgin, unmarried woman
make good 1 justify, vindicate, confirm
make out (v.) go, go out
malapert (adj.) impudent, saucy, impertinent
malignancy (n.) evil influence, inauspicious character
manikin (n.) little man, puppet
mark (v.) 1 note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
mark (v.) 1 note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
market (n.) 1 purchase, spending opportunity, outlay
masterly (adv.) from experience, in a masterly way
match (v.) 1 join in marriage, make a match
matter (n.) 1 subject-matter, content, substance
matter (n.) 4 affair(s), business, real issue
matter (n.) 4 affair(s), business, real issue
maugre (prep.) [pron: 'mawguh] in spite of
meddle (v.) 1 fight, engage in combat, exchange blows
mend (v.) 1 amend, improve, make better, put right
mere (adj.) 1 complete, total, absolute, utter
metal of India pure gold
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
method (n.) 2 table of contents, summary arrangement
minion (n.) 1 darling, favourite, select one
minister (v.) 1 provide, supply, give
miscarry (v.) 1 come to harm, perish, meet death
misprision (n.) 1 mistake, error, misunderstanding, misconception
mitigation (n.) lowering, softening, quietening
modest (adj.) 1 moderate, reasonable, mild, limited
modest (adj.) 1 moderate, reasonable, mild, limited
modesty (n.) 2 propriety, protocol, seemly behaviour
modesty (n.) 2 propriety, protocol, seemly behaviour
mollification (n.) appeasement, placating, pacifying
more (n.) additional amount, extra quantity
morrow (n.) morning
mortal (adj.) 1 fatal, deadly, lethal
mortal (adj.) 1 fatal, deadly, lethal
motion (n.) 2 emotion, inclination, desire, impulse
motion (n.) 2 emotion, inclination, desire, impulse
motion (n.) 6 proposal, proposition, suggestion, offer
motion (n.) 10 [fencing] attack, execution
motley (n.) 1 distinctive dress of a fool
move (v.) 2 move to anger, provoke, exasperate
murmur (n.) rumour, hearsay, gossip
mute (n.) 2 dumb servant [as in a Turkish court]
natural (adv.) like a half-wit, idiotically
natural (adv.) like a half-wit, idiotically
nayword, nay-word (n.) 2 byword, proverb
nicely (adv.) 2 subtly, triflingly, fancifully
niggardly (adj.) mean-minded, tight-fisted, miserly
nonpareil (n.) person without equal, unique one, paragon
non-regardance (n.) failure to respect, contempt, disdain
notable (adj.) 1 noted, notorious, conspicuous, infamous
note (v.) 1 observe, pay attention [to], take special note [of]
number (n.) 2 (plural) metre, versification
nuncio (n.) messenger, emissary
obstruction (n.) 1 obstacle, difficulty, hindrance
occasion (n.) 1 circumstance, opportunity
occasion (n.) 1 circumstance, opportunity
occasion (n.) 3 need, want, requirement
office (n.) 1 task, service, duty, responsibility
office (n.) 1 task, service, duty, responsibility
office (n.) 1 task, service, duty, responsibility
oft (adv.) often
oft (adv.) often
oft (adv.) often
oft (adv.) often
oft (adv.) often
oft (adv.) often
oft (adv.) often
oft (adv.) often
old (adj.) 1 olden, ancient, bygone
old (adj.) 1 olden, ancient, bygone
old (adj.) 2 hackneyed, worn-out, stale
old (adj.) 6 experienced, practised, skilled
olive (n.) olive-branch [symbol of peace]
open (adv.) out in the open, in public
opposite (adj.) opposed, hostile, adverse, antagonistic [to]
opposite (n.) 1 opponent, adversary, anatagonist
opposite (n.) 1 opponent, adversary, anatagonist
orbed (adj.) rounded, orb-like, spherical
orchard (n.) garden
orchard (n.) garden
orchard (n.) garden
order (n.) 2 prescribed practice, regular procedure
othergates (adv.) otherwise, differently, in another way
out (adv.) 8 out of pocket
outside (n.) 1 appearance, look, outside show
over-far (adv.) too far, to too great an extent
over-flourish (v.) heavily embellish, richly decorate
overswear (v.) swear over again
overture (n.) 1 disclosure, revelation
overweening (adj.) arrogant, overambitious, high and mighty
owe (v.) 1 own, possess, have
parish top (n.) whipping-top kept for parishioners' use [of unclear purpose]
part (n.) 1 quality, attribute, gift, accomplishment [of mind or body]
part (n.) 1 quality, attribute, gift, accomplishment [of mind or body]
part (n.) 1 quality, attribute, gift, accomplishment [of mind or body]
part (v.) 1 depart [from], leave, quit
participate (v.) take, receive, share in
pass (n.) 2 bout, exchange, round [in fencing]
pass upon (v.) [unclear meaning] jest at; impose on; pass judgement upon
passage (n.) 1 incident, occurrence, event, happening
passion (n.) 3 suffering, torment, deep grief
passion (n.) 3 suffering, torment, deep grief
passy-measures (adj.) dancing with slow pace
pavin (n.) type of stately dance, pavane
pay (v.) 2 punish, pay back, retaliate against
peascod (n.) pea-plant, pea-pod
pedant (n.) schoolmaster, teacher
peevish (adj.) 1 silly, foolish; or: headstrong, impulsive
Peg-a-Ramsey (n.) [dance tune] name of a spying wife in a contemporary ballad
perchance (adv.) 1 perhaps, maybe
perchance (adv.) 1 perhaps, maybe
perchance (adv.) 1 perhaps, maybe
perchance (adv.) 2 by good fortune, by chance
perdition (n.) 1 ruin, destruction, devastation
perpend (v.) consider, ponder, reflect
personage (n.) appearance, demeanour
personate (v.) 1 describe, represent, delineate
perspective (n.) picture in which perspective is altered so as to appear distorted unless seen from a particular angle
physic (n.) 1 medicine, healing, treatment
pia mater (n.) membrane covering the brain; brain
pilcher (n.) 1 pilchard
pipe (n.) voice
pistol (v.) shoot with a pistol
pitch (n.) 2 height, elevation, high aspiration
play (v.) 3 play for, make bets about
point (n.) 2 (usually plural) tagged lace [especially for attaching hose to the doublet]
point-device, point-devise (adv.) to the last detail, to the point of perfection
policy (n.) 1 statecraft, statesmanship, diplomacy
politic (adj.) 1 prudent, cautious, discreet, shrewd
politician (n.) schemer, intriguer, plotter
politician (n.) schemer, intriguer, plotter
portend (v.) mean, signify, import
position (n.) 3 arrangement, ordering, sequence
possess (v.) 1 notify, inform, acquaint
post (n.) 1 express messenger, courier
post (n.) 3 door-post
practice (n.) 2 trickery, treachery
practice (n.) 5 occupation, profession, line of work
praise (v.) 2 appraise, assess, put a valuation on
prank (n.) 1 outrageous deed, excessive behaviour
prank (v.) dress up, deck out, adorn
pregnant (adj.) 1 well-disposed, ready, inclined, receptive
pregnant (adj.) 6 resourceful, wily
presage (n.) 1 sign, indication, portent
present (n.) 2 available means, current resources
present, this just now, recently
presently (adv.) 1 immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.) 1 immediately, instantly, at once
presuppose (v.) suggest earlier, previously lay down
prevent (v.) 1 forestall, anticipate
private (n.) 1 privacy, own company, solitude
probation (n.) 2 investigation, examination, testing
prodigal (n.) 1 waster, squanderer, spendthrift
proof (n.) 2 experience, actual practice, tried knowledge
proof (n.) 3 test, trial
proof (n.) 4 evidence, demonstration, testimony
proper (adj.) 1 good-looking, handsome, comely
proper (adj.) 1 good-looking, handsome, comely
proper (adj.) 4 personal, private, individual
property (v.) 1 make a property of, treat as an object, exploit
propriety (n.) 2 proper character, real identity
prove (v.) 4 prove to be true, turn out to be the truth
publish (v.) 2 speak openly of, talk about
purchase (n.) 5 financial return, earning power
pure (adv.) purely, solely, only
purge (v.) 1 cleanse, purify, get rid of impurities [in]
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 2 point at issue, matter in hand
put down (v.) crush, defeat, put to silence
put down (v.) crush, defeat, put to silence
put up (v.) 1 sheathe, put away
puzzle (v.) 1 bewilder, perplex, baffle
quality (n.) 1 nature, disposition, character
quality (n.) 1 nature, disposition, character
question, in contempt of without the shadow of a doubt
quick (adj.) 4 sharp, keen, alert
quirk (n.) 1 trick, turn, peculiarity
rail (v.) rant, rave, be abusive [about]
railing (n.) abuse, insulting speech, vilification
range (v.) 1 wander freely, roam, rove
rank (adj.) 2 foul-smelling, stinking
rare (adj.) 1 marvellous, splendid, excellent
rare (adj.) 1 marvellous, splendid, excellent
receive (v.) 1 consider, believe, regard
receiving (n.) perception, awareness, discernment
recollected (adj.) studied, artificial, refined
recommend (v.) 1 commit, commend, consign
record (n.) 1 recollection, memory
recover (v.) 1 revive, restore to health
recover (v.) 2 get hold of, obtain, get
recreation (n.) 2 source of amusement, figure of fun
regard (n.) 4 look, glance, gaze
regard (n.) 4 look, glance, gaze
regard (n.) 4 look, glance, gaze
relieve (v.) aid, assist, rescue
religious (adj.) 1 devout, conscientious, scrupulous
reliques (n.) antiquities, ancient ruins, old places
relish (n.) 2 liking, taste, inclination
remember (v.) 1 remind, bring to someone's mind
remembrance (n.) 1 memory, bringing to mind, recollection
remembrance (n.) 1 memory, bringing to mind, recollection
remembrance (n.) 1 memory, bringing to mind, recollection
remembrance (n.) 1 memory, bringing to mind, recollection
remembrance (n.) 3 notice, paying attention
remorse (n.) 3 consideration, thoughtfulness for others
removed (adj.) 2 estranged, remote, alienated
renegado (n.) renegade, turncoat, deserter
renown (v.) bring renown to, make famous
requite (v.), past forms requit, requited 1 reward, repay, recompense
retention (n.) 2 limit, restriction, holding back
retention (n.) 3 [medicine] power to retain emotion
reverberate (adj.) reverberating, resounding, echoing
reverend (adj.) revered, worthy, respected
revolve (v.) consider, ponder, meditate
round (adj.) 1 blunt, forthright, straight, plain-spoken
rubious (adj.) ruby-coloured, deep red
rude (adj.) 3 [of wind or water] stormy, turbulent, harsh
rudesby (n.) ruffian, piece of insolence, unmannerly fellow
rule (v.) control, direct, guide
sack (n.) [type of] white wine
sad (adj.) 1 serious, grave, solemn
sad (adj.) 1 serious, grave, solemn
sad (adj.) 1 serious, grave, solemn
sad (adj.) 3 downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
sad (adj.) 3 downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
sage (adj.) solemn, grave, dignified
sanctity (n.) 2 true devotion, sacred intensity
saucy (adj.) 1 insolent, impudent, presumptuous, defiant
saucy (adj.) 1 insolent, impudent, presumptuous, defiant
saw (n.) wise saying, platitude, maxim
say (v.) 3 proclaim, announce, declare
say (v.) 6 speak the truth, speak to the point
scab (n.) scurvy fellow, scoundrel, villain
scarce (adv.) 2 with difficulty, hardly possible
scatheful (adj.) damaging, harmful, injurious
schedule (n.) 1 inventory, list, itemization
scout (v.) 2 keep a look-out, watch out
screw (v.) 2 wrench, force, wrest
scruple (n.) 1 tiny amount, last ounce
scruple (n.) 1 tiny amount, last ounce
seal (v.) 4 mark by seal, put one's name to, agree
season (v.) 8 preserve, keep
self, one a sole, one and the same, a single
semblance (n.) 1 appearance, outward show
semblative (adj.) resembling, looking like
sense (n.) 5 mind, power of reason, wits
servant (n.) 1 devotee, one who gives dedicated service, lover
service (n.) 2 employment, situation as a servant
set (adj.) 3 carefully composed, deliberately expressed
set (adj.) 5 fixed, rigid, closed
set (v.) 1 value, rate, esteem
several (adj.) 1 separate, different, distinct
shaft (n.) [long and slender] arrow
shame (n.) 1 disgrace, dishonour, affront
shape (n.) 1 appearance, aspect, visible form
she (n.) lady, woman, girl
sheep-biter (n.) thievish fellow, shifty individual
shent (v.) 1 [from obsolete verb ‘shend’] blamed, rebuked, reproached
show (n.) 1 appearance, exhibition, display
shrew (n.) vexatious person, troubleseome individual [of either sex]
shrewdly (adv.) 3 maliciously, wickedly, mischievously
shrewishly (adv.) like a woman, shrilly, sharply
sick (adj.) 1 longing, pining, avid
silly (adj.) 4 simple, lowly, humble
simulation (n.) dissimulation, concealment, disguised meaning
sinew (n.) 4 mainstay, support, main strength
singularity (n.) 3 singular behaviour, odd conduct
sinister (adj.) 3 malicious, adverse, impolite
sir (n.) 2 gentleman, lord, gallant, master
skill (v.) matter, make a difference, be of importance
skill-less, skilless (adj.) ignorant, unaware, unacquainted [with]
skipping (adj.) 1 frivolous, flighty, frolicsome
skittish (adj.) changeable, fickle, inconstant
slough (n.) outer skin
smile (v.) 1 make something happen by smiling
sneck up (v.) buzz off, go hang
softly (adv.) slowly, gently
solicit (v.) 1 urge, move, incite, prevail upon
song of good life drinking song
sonnet (n.) 1 song, lyric
sooth (adv.) truly
sooth (n.) 1 truth
soul (n.) 1 driving force, animating principle
sound (adj.) 4 unbroken
Sowter (n.) [shoemaker, cobbler] name of a stupid hound
sphere (n.) 1 celestial globe in which a heavenly body was thought to move, orbit
spinster (n.) domestic woman, one who stays at home spinning
spite (n.) 1 annoyance, vexation, irritation
spleen (n.) 4 amusement, delight, merriment
split (v.) break up, split in two
sport (n.) 1 recreation, amusement, entertainment
sport (n.) 1 recreation, amusement, entertainment
sport (n.) 1 recreation, amusement, entertainment
sport (n.) 1 recreation, amusement, entertainment
sport (n.) 1 recreation, amusement, entertainment
sport (n.) 1 recreation, amusement, entertainment
sportful (adj.) 2 playful, frolicsome, wanton
squash (n.) 1 unripe pea-pod
stable (adj.) 2 steady, poised, self-possessed
stake, at the [bear-baiting] under attack; or [gambling]: at risk
stand by (v.) 3 support, uphold, maintain
standing (adj.) 3 not ebbing or flowing
staniel (n.) inferior kind of hawk; kestrel
star (n.) 4 sphere, fortune, rank
start (n.) 1 starting up, immediate reaction, sudden movement
start (v.) 2 startle, alarm, disturb
starts, by / in in fits and starts
state (n.) 1 condition, circumstances, situation, state of affairs
state (n.) 2 status, rank, position
state (n.) 2 status, rank, position
state (n.) 8 throne, chair of state
state (n.) 14 stately phrasing, high-flown expressions
stave (n.) staff, rod
stealth (n.) 1 stealing away, furtive journey, clandestine act
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually
still (adv.) 2 ever, now [as before]
stock (n.) 3 stocking
stone-bow (n.) type of cross-bow which shoots stones, catapult
store (n.) 3 available money, resources, means
stoup (n.) cup, flagon, jug, tankard
stout (adj.) 2 proud, haughty, arrogant
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
strange (adj.) 7 aloof, distant, reserved
strange (adj.) 7 aloof, distant, reserved
strangeness (n.) estrangement, disaffection, coldness, aloofness
strangle (v.) quench, eclipse, stifle
stubborn (adj.) 3 uncompromising, unyielding, obstinate
stuck-in (n.) [fencing] thrust, lunge
study (v.) 3 learn by heart, commit to memory
substractor (n.) detractor, slanderer, calumniator
subtle, subtile (adj.) 1 crafty, cunning, wily
suffer (v.) 3 undergo, sustain, endure
suffer (v.) 5 hold up, stand up, remain valid
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 (v.) 1 dress, clothe, equip
suit (v.) 2 match, compare, equate
supportance (n.) support, propping up, reinforcement
surfeit (n.) 2 sickness brought on by excess
surfeit (v.) 1 feed to excess, overindulge, glut
surly (adj.) 1 imperious, haughty, arrogant
surprise (v.) 2 take prisoner, capture [especially: suddenly, unexpectedly]
swabber (n.) deckhand, sailor who washes the deck
swaggering (n.) blustering, bullying, quarrelling
swarth (n.) swathe, strip, chunk
sway (v.) 1 control, rule, direct, govern
sway (v.) 1 control, rule, direct, govern
sway (v.) 3 move, proceed, progress
swearing (n.) act of swearing, moment of oath-taking
sweet (adj.) 1 perfumed, scented, fragrant
sweeting (n.) 1 sweetheart, darling, dearest
tabor (n.) type of small drum, especially used in revelling
taint (v.) 3 disparage, denigrate, belittle
taint (v.) 4 impair, harm, injure
taint (v.) 4 impair, harm, injure
taint (v.) 5 spoil, go rotten
tainted (adj.) 1 infected, diseased
take up (v.) 1 settle, make up, resolve
tall (adj.) 1 brave, valiant, bold
tang (v.) ring out, utter resoundingly
tarry (v.) 1 stay, remain, linger
taste (v.) 1 try out, test, put to the proof
taste (v.) 1 try out, test, put to the proof
taxation (n.) 2 demand for money, financial claim
tempt (v.) 1 try, test, make trial of
tender (v.) 2 feel concern for, hold dear, care for
term (n.) 1 word, expression, utterance
term (n.) 3 state, condition, circumstance
tester, testril (n.) sixpenny piece
text (n.) 1 theme, subject, topic
thou (v.) use ‘thou’ to someone as an insult
thought (n.) 2 melancholic reflection, anxiety, sorrow, worry
thought is free think what you like
thriftless (adj.) useless, worthless, unprofitable
tickle (v.) 2 beat, flog, rain blows on
tickling (n.) flattery, gratifying, pleasing
tilly-fally, tilly-vally (int.) nonsense, fiddlesticks
time-pleaser (n.) time-server, follower of fashion
tosspot (n.) drunkard, sot, tippler
toy (n.) 3 trinket, trifle, trivial ornament
toy (n.) 3 trinket, trifle, trivial ornament
trade (n.) 2 business, dealings
traffic (n.) 1 trade, commerce, business, merchandise
trappings (n.) ornaments, embellishments, bits and pieces
travail, travel (n.) 3 movement, motion, passage
tray-trip (n.) type of dicing game [depending on the throw of a three]
trice (n.) 1 brief period, moment, instant
trick (n.) 3 peculiarity, idiosyncrasy, distinguishing trait
trip (n.) [wrestling] foot movement which causes an opponent to fall
triplex (n.) [music] triple time
tripping (adj.) light-footed, nimble
true (adj.) 1 loyal, firm, faithful in allegiance
tuck (n.) rapier, long slender sword
turn away (v.) send away, dismiss from service
twenty, and [ballad catch phrase, used as an intensifer] and many more
unauspicious (adj.) inauspicious, discouraging, unpromising
unchary (adv.) carelessly, incautiously, unguardedly
uncivil (adj.) uncivilized, barbarous, unrefined
uncivil (adj.) uncivilized, barbarous, unrefined
unclasp (v.) reveal, display, divulge
uncourteous (adj.) discourteous, unfriendly
uncurrent (adj.) 1 unacceptable, not legally current, worthless
understand (v.) 1 stand under the force of [with pun on ‘comprehend’]
undertake (v.) 4 approach, make overtures to, commit to deal with
undertake (v.) 5 take on, fight with, engage in combat with
undertaker (n.) 1 person who takes on a task
unfirm (adj.) 2 unsteady, flighty, capricious
ungird (v.) take off, remove, put off
ungracious (adj.) 2 inconsiderate, graceless, unmannerly
unhatched (adj.) 2 unmarked, unhacked; or: undrawn
unprizable (adj.) 2 worthless, of little value
unstaid (adj.) 1 unsteady, unsettled, vacillating
upshot (n.) 1 remaining stroke, final shot [as in archery, determining the result]
usage (n.) treatment, handling, conduct
use (n.) 7 profit, interest, premium
use (v.) 2 treat, deal with, manage
use (v.) 2 treat, deal with, manage
usurp (v.) 1 supplant, oust, impersonate
usurp (v.) 3 take wrongful possession of, misappropriate
usurped (adj.) false, counterfeit, disguising
utensil (n.) 1 distinctive feature, functional organ
vainness (n.) boasting, ostentation, vanity
validity (n.) 1 value, worth, estimation
venerable commanding esteem, deserving of great respect
vent (v.) 1 utter, express, air, proclaim
vent (v.) 1 utter, express, air, proclaim
very (adj.) 1 [intensifying] thorough-going, absolute
very (adj.) 1 [intensifying] thorough-going, absolute
vex (v.) afflict, trouble, torment
vice (n.) 1 (usually capitalized) buffoon, stage jester
view (n.) 2 inspection, examination
vile, vild (adj.) 3 shameful, contemptible, wretched
villain (n.) 2 scoundrel, rogue, rascal
viol-de-gamboys (n.) viola da gamba
visage (n.) 1 face, countenance
visage (n.) 2 outward appearance, aspect, air
voice (n.) 4 talk, rumour, opinion
vouchsafed (adj.) well-bestowed, kindly granted
vox (n.) proper voice, right manner of speaking
vulgar (adj.) 5 familiar, ordinary, everyday
vulgo (adv.) [unclear meaning] popularly, commonly; in everyday speech
wain-rope (n.) waggon-rope
want (n.) 1 lack, shortage, dearth
wanton (adj.) 5 sexually hot, passionate, sportive
wanton (adj.) 10 equivocal, ambiguous, uncontrollable
warrant (v.) 1 assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
warrant (v.) 1 assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
warrant (v.) 1 assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
warrant (v.) 1 assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
warrant (v.) 1 assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
warrant (v.) 1 assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
water (n.) 2 lustre, sheen, quality
water (n.) 3 urine
ways, come thy / your come along
wear (v.) 3 fashion, adapt, conform
weed (n.) 1 (plural) garments, dress, clothes
weed (n.) 1 (plural) garments, dress, clothes
welkin (n.) sky, firmament, heavens
welkin, out of one's out of one's element, none of one's business
well-favoured (adj.) good-looking, attractive in appearance
wench (n.) girl, lass
wench (n.) girl, lass
wench (n.) girl, lass
wench (n.) girl, lass
whipstock (n.) whip-handle
whirligig (n.) spinning top, roundabout
wife (n.) woman
will (n.) 1 desire, wish, liking, inclination
willow (adj.) made of leaves from the willow tree [a symbol of the grief felt by a deserted or unrequited lover]
windy (adj.) windward, situated towards the wind [so that scent will travel away from the follower]
wink (v.) 4 blink
wise woman, wisewoman (n.) fortune-teller, witch, sorceress
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.) 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.) 2 mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuity
wit (n.) 4 cunning plan, ingenious design
wit (n.) 6 lively person, sharp-minded individual
wit (n.) 6 lively person, sharp-minded individual
wit (n.) 6 lively person, sharp-minded individual
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)
witty (adj.) 2 intelligent, ingenious, sensible
wonder (n.) 1 feeling of wonder, astonishment, marvelling
wonder (v.) 1 marvel [at], be astonished [at]
wonder (v.) 1 marvel [at], be astonished [at]
wonder (v.) 2 stare in curiosity, look in fascination
woodcock (n.) type of game bird, thought to be easily tricked or snared; simpleton
world (n.) 1 whole of mankind, human race, mass of society
world (n.) 2 times, life, state of affairs
worm (n.) 2 germ, microbe, bug
worn (adj.) worn out, exhausted, spent
worth (n.) 2 means, resources, wherewithal
wrack (n.) 2 wreck, loss, shipwreck
wrack (n.) 2 wreck, loss, shipwreck
yare (adj.) 2 quick, deft, adept
yeoman (n.) 2 keeper of the wardrobe
yield (v.) 8 communicate, deliver, represent
zany (n.) stooge, clown's assistant, mimic
   
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