Henry VI Part 1


 
 
 
 
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 Henry VI Part 1

a (part.) particle used in front of a proper name, as a supportive war-cry
a (prep.) 3 variant form of ‘ in’
abject (adj.) mean-spirited, despicable, contemptible
abominable, abhominable (adj.) inhuman, unnatural, loathsome
about (prep.) 1 concerned with
about (prep.) 2 in the company of
above (prep.) beyond
abroad (adv.) 1 in the outside world, freely at large, elsewhere, everywhere
abuse (n.) 1 deception, hoax, fraud
abuse (n.) 1 deception, hoax, fraud
abuse (v.) 4 demean, do wrong to, dishonour
accident (n.) 1 occurrence, event, happening
accident (n.) 1 occurrence, event, happening
accomplice (n.) associate, partner, aide
adamant (n.) legendary substance of great hardness and magnetism
admonish (v.) inform, forewarn, notify
admonishment (n.) warning, caution
advance (v.) 1 raise, lift up, upraise
advance (v.) 1 raise, lift up, upraise
advancement (n.) preferment, elevation, progress
advantage (n.) 2 advantageous position, place of vantage, superiority
advantage, on that to gain those benefits, receiving those advantages
adverse (adj.) 1 unfavourable, harmful, hostile
afeard (adj.) afraid, frightened, scared
affect (v.) 1 incline to, like, favour, be drawn to
affect (v.) 2 love, like, be fond of
affect (v.) 2 love, like, be fond of
afield, a-field (adv.) 2 in the field
after that (conj.) after
again (adv.) 1 in return, back [in response]
against, 'gainst (prep.) 3 opposite, directed against
agazed (adj.) astounded, astonished, amazed
age (n.) 1 whole life, lifetime, days
age (n.) 1 whole life, lifetime, days
air-braving (adj.) lofty, challenging the air
alarm, alarum, 'larm, 'larum (n.) 1 call to arms, call to battle, signal to begin fighting
alarm, alarum, 'larm, 'larum (n.) 1 call to arms, call to battle, signal to begin fighting
alarm, alarum, 'larm, 'larum (n.) 1 call to arms, call to battle, signal to begin fighting
alarm, alarum, 'larm, 'larum (n.) 4 alarm, agitation, excited feeling
alike (adv.) the same, in the same way
all, but in all told, altogether
alliance (n.) 1 kinship, relationship, friendship
allot (v.) destine, appoint, assign
amain (adv.) 2 forcefully, with all one's might
amaze (v.) 3 appal, overwhelm, terrify
amort (adj.) dispirited, spiritless, dejected
ancient, aunchient (adj.) 1 long-established, long-standing
ancient, aunchient (adj.) 2 former, earlier, past
anon (adv.) 1 soon, shortly, presently
answer (v.) 3 satisfy, discharge, requite
antic, antick(e), antique (n.) 1 grotesque figure, grinning jester, buffoon
appal (v.) turn pale, terrify, dismay
apparel (v.) 1 clothe, dress up, trick out
apparent (adj.) 1 plainly visible, conspicuous, evident, obvious
apparent (adj.) 1 plainly visible, conspicuous, evident, obvious
apparent (adj.) 2 certain, inevitable, evident
appoint (v.) 1 arm, equip, furnish
apprehension (n.) 5 opinion, notion, view
approach (n.) 1 arrival, coming
approve (v.) 1 prove, confirm, corroborate, substantiate
arbitrator (n.) 1 one who brings to a conclusion, resolver
argue (v.) 1 indicate, betoken, be evidence of
argue (v.) 1 indicate, betoken, be evidence of
argue (v.) 1 indicate, betoken, be evidence of
argument (n.) 6 proof, evidence, demonstration
arms (n.) 1 weapons, armaments
arms (n.) 2 coat of arms
array (n.) 1 attire, clothes, clothing, dress
art (n.) 1 knowledge, learning, scholarship, science
art (n.) 6 magic, enchantment, trickery
as (conj.) 3 for what
ascribe (v.) dedicate, attribute, assign
aspect (n.) 1 [of a human face] look, appearance, expression
astonish, 'stonish (v.) 1 fill with wonder, amaze, astound
at (prep.) 2 to
attach (v.) 3 arrest, seize by warrant
attaint (v.) 1 affect, touch, strike
attaint (v.) 2 taint [by treason], corrupt
attaint (v.) 2 taint [by treason], corrupt
attend (v.) 2 serve, follow, wait [on/upon]
attend (v.) 2 serve, follow, wait [on/upon]
attend (v.) 2 serve, follow, wait [on/upon]
attend (v.) 2 serve, follow, wait [on/upon]
attend (v.) 8 see to, look after, apply oneself to
attorneyship (n.) legal practices, arrangement between lawyers
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
avail (v.) 2 be of use to, help, advantage
avail (v.) 2 be of use to, help, advantage
avaunt (int.) begone, go away, be off
await for (v.) expect, anticipate, look out for
awe (n.) 2 fear, terror, dread
baleful (adj.) deadly, mortal, malignant
band (n.) 3 body of men, troop
bandying (n.) verbal strife, exchange of words
banning (adj.) cursing, chiding
base (adj.) 1 dishonourable, low, unworthy
base (adj.) 1 dishonourable, low, unworthy
base (adj.) 1 dishonourable, low, unworthy
base (adj.) 1 dishonourable, low, unworthy
base (adj.) 1 dishonourable, low, unworthy
base (adj.) 1 dishonourable, low, unworthy
base (adj.) 2 low-born, lowly, plebeian, of lower rank
base (adj.) 2 low-born, lowly, plebeian, of lower rank
base (adj.) 2 low-born, lowly, plebeian, of lower rank
base (adj.) 2 low-born, lowly, plebeian, of lower rank
base (adj.) 2 low-born, lowly, plebeian, of lower rank
base (adj.) 2 low-born, lowly, plebeian, of lower rank
base (adj.) 3 poor, wretched, of low quality
basely (adv.) dishonourably, shamefully, ignominiously
battery (n.) 1 assault, bombardment, blitz
battle (n.) 1 army, fighting force, battalion
bay (n.) 2 baying, barking, howling
be (v.) 3 intend, purpose, be determined
bear (v.), past forms bore, borne 1 behave, look, conduct [oneself]
bear (v.), past forms bore, borne 2 carry on, manage, conduct [an affair]
bear (v.), past forms bore, borne 7 keep, present, show
beard (v.) defy, affront, oppose openly
beard (v.) defy, affront, oppose openly
bearing-cloth (n.) christening-garment, baptismal shawl
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.) 3 put a good front on, give a pleasing appearance to
bedew (v.) moisten with drops, wet with tears
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
belief (n.) opinion, awareness, impression
belike (adv.) probably, presumably, perhaps, so it seems
bend (v.) 4 [of brows] knit, wrinkle, frown
benefit (n.) 2 privilege, right, prerogative
benefit (n.) 4 bounty, benefaction, bestowal of rights [from a feudal lord]
beseem (v.) befit, be fitting [for], be seemly [for]
beseem (v.) befit, be fitting [for], be seemly [for]
beseem (v.) befit, be fitting [for], be seemly [for]
beside (adv.) 3 besides, in addition
bespeak (v.), past forms bespake, bespoke 4 address, speak to
bethink (v.), past form bethought 1 call to mind, think about, consider, reflect
beware (v.) take care of, have a care for
bewray (v.) 1 betray, reveal, expose
birth (n.) 1 royal birth, noble ancestry
blood (n.) 8 hereditary rights, appropriate rank, rightful title
blood (n.) 8 hereditary rights, appropriate rank, rightful title
blood (n.) 8 hereditary rights, appropriate rank, rightful title
blood, in [hunting] full of life, in fine condition
blood-drinking (adj.) 1 bloodthirsty, eager for bloodshed
bloody (adj.) 2 able to cause bloodshed
bloody (adj.) 4 portending bloodshed; or: blood-red, scarlet
bold (adj.) 2 overconfident, presumptuous, audacious, impudent
bondage (n.) 1 condition of being bound, constraint, oppression
bondage (n.) 1 condition of being bound, constraint, oppression
boot (n.) 1 good, advantage, profit
bound (adj.) 1 obliged, indebted, under an obligation
bound (adj.) 1 obliged, indebted, under an obligation
bound (n.) 2 territory, region, domain
bout (n.) 1 fight, round, contest
bout (n.) 1 fight, round, contest
bow (v.) 2 retreat, yield, turn away
brainsick, brain-sick (adj.) 2 foolish, addle-headed
brandish (v.) make shine, cause to flash
brat (n.) child [not always with contemptuous connotation]
brave (adj.) 2 noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.) 2 noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.) 2 noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.) 2 noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.) 2 noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.) 2 noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.) 2 noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.) 2 noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.) 2 noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.) 3 audacious, daring, bold
brave (n.) boast, bravado, blustering threat
brave (v.) 1 challenge, defy, confront, provoke
brave (v.) 1 challenge, defy, confront, provoke
bravely (adv.) 1 splendidly, worthily, excellently
bravely (adv.) 1 splendidly, worthily, excellently
break (v.) 5 reveal, disclose, impart
break up (v.) 2 burst open, break through
breath (n.) 1 utterance, speech, voice
breed (v.), past form bred 4 increase, grow, multiply
bring (v.) 7 derive, receive, acquire
broach (v.) 3 draw out, set flowing, cause to spurt out [by piercing]
broil (n.) 1 turmoil, confused fighting, battle
broil (n.) 1 turmoil, confused fighting, battle
broil (n.) 1 turmoil, confused fighting, battle
broil (n.) 1 turmoil, confused fighting, battle
broil (n.) 2 quarrel, row, disturbance
brook (v.) 1 endure, tolerate, put up with
brook (v.) 1 endure, tolerate, put up with
brother (n.) 1 kinsman, relative, relation
brow (n.) 3 eyebrow
brow (n.) 4 forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]
bruit (v.) report, announce, proclaim
buckle (v.) 2 grapple, engage, fight at close quarters
buckle (v.) 2 grapple, engage, fight at close quarters
buckle (v.) 2 grapple, engage, fight at close quarters
bull-beef (n.) joint of beef [reputed to give strength]
bulwark (n.) 1 rampart, fortification
bulwark (n.) 1 rampart, fortification
buy and sell, past form bought and sold betray, exploit, treat treacherously
calling (n.) 2 vocation, profession, high station in life
canker (n./adj.) 1 grub that destroys plant buds and leaves, cankerworm, parasite
canker (n./adj.) 1 grub that destroys plant buds and leaves, cankerworm, parasite
canvass (v.) toss about [as if in a canvas sheet], beat, thrash
captain (n.) commander, chief, leader
captivate (v.) make captive, capture, imprison
captivate (v.) make captive, capture, imprison
captivity (n.) those made captive, prisoners
car (n.) carriage, cart, chariot [often of the sun god]
care (n.) 1 attentiveness, heedfulness, diligence
care (n.) 3 remedy, healing, restoration
care (n.) 6 sorrowing, grieving, lamentation
care, take you/thou no don't worry
carry (v.) 3 wear; also: bear the weight of
case (n.) 2 question, issue, subject
cast (v.) 3 exclude, bar, proscribe
cates (n.) 1 (plural) delicacies, choice foodstuffs
cavil (v.) dispute over details, raise pointless objections
censure (n.) 1 assessment, opinion, judgement, criticism
censure (v.) 1 judge, think of, give an opinion of [not involving blame]
certainly (adv.) firmly, steadfastly, unalterably
certify (v.) inform, assure, demonstrate to
certify (v.) inform, assure, demonstrate to
challenge (n.) 1 claim, demand, assertion
champion (n.) warrior, fighter, man of valour
chance (n.) 1 event, occurrence, situation [especially, bad]
chance (n.) 6 falling out of events, fortuitous circumstance
change (v.) 1 exchange, trade
charge (n.) 1 command, order, injunction, instruction
charge (n.) 3 task, responsibility, duty
charge (n.) 6 accusation, censure, blame
charge (n.) 7 expense, cost, outlay
charming (adj.) 1 acting as charms, exercising magic power
chastisement (n.) punishment, retribution, correction
cheer (n.) 4 face, look, expression
chevalier (n.) knight
chief (adj.) 1 principal, topmost, pre-eminent
chief (adj.) 2 finest, best, foremost
choice (adj.) 1 chosen, specially worthy, excellent
choice (n.) 4 abundance, profusion, great supply
choler (n.) anger, rage, wrath
choler (n.) anger, rage, wrath
choose forth (v.) select, pick out, make a choice
chosen (adj.) 2 elite, carefully selected
churlish (adj.) 1 rude, blunt, ungracious
circumstance (n.) 1 detail(s), particular(s), specifics
circumstance (n.) 1 detail(s), particular(s), specifics
close (adv.) 3 tightly, in a close-fitting way
cloy (v.) 1 satiate, gorge, satisfy
clustering (adj.) swarming, thronging, crowded
coat (n.) 1 coat-of-arms
cognizance (n.) badge, sign, token
collop (n.) [piece of flesh] offspring, flesh and blood
colour (n.) 3 semblance, outward appearance, character
coloured (adj.) complexioned, with colour in one's cheeks
colours (n.) 1 battle-flags, ensigns, standards, banners
colours (n.) 1 battle-flags, ensigns, standards, banners
colours (n.) 1 battle-flags, ensigns, standards, banners
colours (n.) 1 battle-flags, ensigns, standards, banners
colours (n.) 3 emblems, badges
combat (n.) duel, trial by duel
combat (n.) duel, trial by duel
combat (n.) duel, trial by duel
comic (adj.) amusing, mirthful, causing merriment
commandment, commandement (n.) 1 command, instruction, order
commendable (n.) praiseworthy, deserving of approval
commission (n.) 1 warrant, authority [to act]
common (adj.) 5 below the rank of gentleman, without rank
commonweal, commonwealth (n.) state, nation, community, body politic
comparison (n.) 1 act of comparing, quibbling, equivocation
compass (v.) 1 accomplish, fulfil, achieve, bring about
compass (v.) 3 surround, trap, ring in
composition (n.) 1 constitution, make-up, state [of mind and body]
compromise (n.) settlement, solution, amicable arrangement
conceit (n.) 1 imagination, fancy, wit
conceit (n.) 6 design, ingenuity, conception
concern (v.) 2 be of importance, be of concern
conclude (v.) 3 come to terms, reach accord [over]
conclude (v.) 4 prove the truth, settle the matter
condescend (v.) agree, consent, assent
condescend (v.) agree, consent, assent
confidence (n.) 1 reliance, trust, faith
confirm (v.) encourage, strengthen, make firm
confound (v.) 1 destroy, overthrow, ruin
confound (v.) 6 amaze, dumbfound, stun
confusion (n.) 1 destruction, overthrow, ruin
confusion (n.) 1 destruction, overthrow, ruin
confutation rebuttal, refutation, disproof
conjoin (v.) 1 unite, join together
conjure (v.) 3 control, constrain [by invoking divine powers]
consent (n.) 2 opinion, feeling, counsel
consent (v.) agree, concur, acquiesce
consent (v.) agree, concur, acquiesce
constrain (v.) 1 force, compel, oblige
contemptible (adj.) 1 despised, despicable, lowly
content (adj.) 1 agreeable, willing, ready
content (adj.) 1 agreeable, willing, ready
content (adj.) 1 agreeable, willing, ready
content (adj.) 1 agreeable, willing, ready
content (adj.) 1 agreeable, willing, ready
content (adj.) 1 agreeable, willing, ready
continuance (n.) 1 stay, period of time
contrariety (n.) 2 contradiction, inconsistency, discrepancy
contrary (adj.) 1 opposite, opposing, rival
contrive (v.) 1 scheme, plot, conspire
contrive (v.) 1 scheme, plot, conspire
contrive (v.) 1 scheme, plot, conspire
contrive (v.) 1 scheme, plot, conspire
contumelious (adj.) contemptuous, arrogant, insolent
contumeliously (adv.) disgracefully, contemptuously, arrogantly
convenient (adj.) fitting, suitable, appropriate
conveyance (n.) 6 bad management, underhand dealing, dishonesty
cooling card card that dashes an opponent's hope of success; barrier, check
cornet (n.) 1 company of cavalry, troop of horsemen
coronet (n.) 1 small crown [inferior to one worn by the sovereign]
corrosive (adj.) aggravating, destructive, wasting away
corrupted (adj.) tainted [by a crime], deprived of title
corse (n.) corpse, dead body
couch (v.) 7 lower, bring down [to attack position]
counterfeit (v.) 1 copy, imitate, simulate
counterfeited (adj.) 1 copied, imitated, mirrored
country (n.) district, region, quarter
county (n.) 2 territory under the rule of a count
couple (v.) 1 link, join, tie
courage (n.) 1 spirit, disposition, nature
courage (n.) 1 spirit, disposition, nature
course (n.) 1 course of action, way of proceeding
course (n.) 1 course of action, way of proceeding
court of guard (n.) guard-house, guard-room
courtesan, courtezan (n.) prostitute, strumpet
covenant (n.) contract, legal agreement, compact
covenant (n.) contract, legal agreement, compact
crave (v.) 1 beg, entreat, request
crave (v.) 1 beg, entreat, request
crave (v.) 1 beg, entreat, request
crave (v.) 1 beg, entreat, request
crave (v.) 1 beg, entreat, request
crave (v.) 1 beg, entreat, request
crave (v.) 1 beg, entreat, request
crave (v.) 2 need, demand, require
crave (v.) 2 need, demand, require
crave (v.) 2 need, demand, require
crave (v.) 2 need, demand, require
crave (v.) 2 need, demand, require
craven (adj.) cowardly, spineless, weak-hearted
craven (n.) 2 coward
crazy (adj.) frail, infirm, fragile
credit (n.) 3 reputation, name, standing, honour
crest (n.) 1 [originally the plume of feathers on a] helmet, head-piece
crest (n.) 1 [originally the plume of feathers on a] helmet, head-piece
crestless (adj.) lacking a heraldic crest
crop (v.) 1 cut down, remove, hack off
crop (v.) 1 cut down, remove, hack off
cross (v.) 3 afflict, plague, go against
cry (v.) 4 beg, entreat, implore
crystal (adj.) 2 bright, gleaming, glittering
cull (v.) select, pick out, choose
cunning (n.) 4 [magical] knowledge, art, craft
cunning (n.) 4 [magical] knowledge, art, craft
dainty (adj.) 3 fastidious, scrupulous, refined, particular
dalliance (n.) 1 frivolity, idleness, wasteful activity
dalliance (n.) 1 frivolity, idleness, wasteful activity
dam (n.) mother
dame (n.) 1 woman, girl
dare (v.) 1 challenge, confront, defy
darnel (n.) weeds, cockle, tares
dash (n.) 1 encounter, sight, meeting
dastard (adj.) dastardly, cowardly, despicable
dastard (adj.) dastardly, cowardly, despicable
dastard (n.) coward, sissy, runaway, traitor
dastard (n.) coward, sissy, runaway, traitor
date (n.) 5 limit, term, endpoint
dauphin, dolphin (n.) title of the eldest son of the King of France [between 1349 and 1830]
daw (n.) 1 jackdaw [as noted for its stupidity]; dolt, fool
dear (adj.) 4 expensive, costly
decay (v.) be destroyed, become ruined, fail
decipher (v.) 2 discover, detect, find out
deck (v.) cover, adorn, decorate
declare (v.) explain, clarify, make plain
deep (adj.) 8 loud, resounding; low-pitched
deface (v.) 1 disfigure, defame, mar
default (n.) 1 failure, negligence, oversight
default (n.) 1 failure, negligence, oversight
defer (v.) waste, put off, delay
degrade (v.) lower in rank, reduce in degree
degree (n.) 1 rank, station, standing
degree (n.) 1 rank, station, standing
degree (n.) 1 rank, station, standing
degree, by little by little, bit by bit
deliver (v.) 4 hand over, convey, commit to the keeping [of someone]
deny (v.) 1 refuse, rebuff, reject
deny (v.) 4 disown, disavow, renounce
deny (v.) 4 disown, disavow, renounce
deny (v.) 4 disown, disavow, renounce
departure (n.) death, decease, demise
derive (v.) 1 descend
descry (v.) 3 reveal, disclose, make known
desert, desart (n.) 1 deserving, due recompense, right
desert, desart (n.) 3 worthy deed, meritorious action
desire (v.) 1 request, wish, ask [for]
desperate (adj.) 2 risky, dangerous, hazardous
despised (adj.) scorned, derided, treated with contempt
despised (adj.) scorned, derided, treated with contempt
despite (n.) 1 contempt, scorn, disdain
despite (n.) 2 malice, spite, hatred
despite of (prep.) in spite of
determined (adj.) 2 appointed, given a limit
detract (v.) take away, subtract, deduct
devise (v.) 5 provide, prepare, make ready
devise on (v.) decide upon, resolve, determine
diadem (n.) crown, sovereign power
diet (v.) 1 feed, be given food, fatten
diffidence (n.) distrust, misgiving, lack of confidence
digest, disgest (v.) 6 dissipate, disperse, get rid of
dignity (n.) 3 dignitary, high officer
diligence (n.) 1 attentiveness, assiduity, careful service
disable (v.) disparage, belittle, devalue
disanimate (v.) dishearten, discourage, dispirit
discipline (n.) 1 military strategy, tactics, training in the art of war
discomfiture (n.) rout, overthrow, utter defeat
discord (n.) vendetta, disagreement, dissension
discourse (v.) 2 relate, talk about, recount
discover (v.) 1 reveal, show, make known
discover (v.) 1 reveal, show, make known
discover (v.) 5 spy, spot, make out
discover (v.) 5 spy, spot, make out
disdain (v.) despise, scorn, show contempt
disease (n.) 1 lack of ease, distress, trouble
disgrace (v.) insult, dishonour, deny respect [to]
disgrace (v.) insult, dishonour, deny respect [to]
disgrace, in insultingly, with contempt
disgraceful (adj.) lacking in grace, unbecoming, displeasing
dismal (adj.) 1 disastrous, calamitous, devastating
dispatch, despatch (v.) 1 deal with promptly, settle, get [something] done quickly
dispense with (v.) 3 gain exemption from, set aside, dissolve
dissemble (v.) 2 deceive, disguise the truth, pretend
dissembling (adj.) deceitful, hypocritical, false
distrain (v.) seize, confiscate, commandeer
distress (n.) hardship, adversity, difficulty
distressed (adj.) afflicted with hardships, troubled with difficulties
distrustful (adj.) hesitant, diffident, lacking confidence
divers (adj.) different, various, several
division (n.) 1 dissension, discord, disunity
dizzy-eyed (adj.) dazzling, blinding
doom (n.) 1 judgement, sentence, decision
doubtful (adj.) 3 worrisome, disquieting; or: of uncertain outcome
dower (n.) dowry, property or wealth given with a wife
dower (n.) dowry, property or wealth given with a wife
drab (n.) harlot, slut, whore
draw (v.) 3 draw up, draft, frame
dreadful (adj.) 1 inspiring dread, causing fear, daunting
dreadful (adj.) 1 inspiring dread, causing fear, daunting
drench (v.) drown, plunge, immerse
drooping (adj.) 1 failing, decaying, faltering
drum (n.) drummer
due (v.) endue, grace, endow
dumb (adj.) wordless, silent, mute
dusky (adj.) 2 extinguished, lacking in light
duty (n.) 1 act of loyalty, expression of homage
duty (n.) 1 act of loyalty, expression of homage
eager (adj.) 4 fierce, angry, savage
earnest (n.) pledge, instalment, deposit, payment in advance
easy-held (adj.) easily endured, agreeably maintained
edged (adj.) sharp, sharpened, cutting
effect (n.) 1 result, end, outcome, fulfilment
effect (v.) 1 cause, produce, bring about
effeminate (adj.) 1 feeble, soft, unmanly
effeminate (adj.) 1 feeble, soft, unmanly
effuse (v.) spill, shed
effusion (n.) spilling, shedding
elect (v.) 2 acknowledge, choose, accept
employ (v.) 1 devote, apply, occupy [oneself]
emulation (n.) 1 ambitious rivalry, contention, conflict
emulation (n.) 1 ambitious rivalry, contention, conflict
enact (v.) 1 bring about, accomplish, perform
enact (v.) 2 decree, ordain, enter in the records
enchant (v.) charm, bewitch, win over
enclose (v.) seize, grip, imprison
encompass (v.) 1 surround, encircle, enclose
encompass (v.) 1 surround, encircle, enclose
encounter with (v.) 1 meet, approach [as an adversary]
endamage (v.) damage, injure, harm
endeavour (v.) try to obtain, strive to procure
endure (v.) 2 undergo, suffer, put up with
enlargement (n.) 1 release, liberation, freeing
enow (adv.) enough
enrank (v.) set in ranks, draw up in battle lines
enter (v.) 1 enter into, engage in
entertain (v.) 9 enter upon, engage in, accept
entertain (v.) 11 treat, deal with, handle
entertain (v.) 11 treat, deal with, handle
enthralled (adj.) enslaved, made captive
entreat, intreat (v.) 1 persuade, prevail upon
entreat, intreat (v.) 2 beseech, beg, ask earnestly
entrench, intrench (v.) 1 put within a trench
envious (adj.) malicious, spiteful, vindictive, full of enmity
envious (adj.) malicious, spiteful, vindictive, full of enmity
envious (adj.) malicious, spiteful, vindictive, full of enmity
envious (adj.) malicious, spiteful, vindictive, full of enmity
environ (v.) surround, envelop, encircle, engulf
envy (n.) 1 malice, ill-will, enmity
ere that (conj.) before
espial (n.) spy, watcher, observer
espial (n.) spy, watcher, observer
estate (n.) 1 state, situation, circumstances
esteem (n.) 3 high rank, nobility
esteem (v.) regard, think, consider
even (adj.) 4 level, horizontal, flat
event (n.) outcome, issue, consequence
event (n.) outcome, issue, consequence
exceeding (adj.) very great, huge, exceptional
excellent (adj.) 1 [of people] all-excelling, pre-eminent, superlative
except (conj.) unless
exception (n.) 1 (often plural) objection, dislike, disapproval
exclaim on / upon (v.) accuse, blame, denounce [loudly]
exclaim on / upon (v.) accuse, blame, denounce [loudly]
exclaim on / upon (v.) accuse, blame, denounce [loudly]
excursion (n.) sortie, sally, bout of fighting
execution (n.) 4 killing, slaying, slaughter
exempt (adj.) removed, cut off, excluded, debarred
exequies (n.) funeral rites, burial ceremonies
exhibit (v.) 1 submit for inspection, produce for consideration, propose
exigent (n.) 1 end, extremity, last state
expect (v.) await, wait for
expert (adj.) experienced, tried and tested
expired (adj.) ended, finished, dead
express (adj.) 1 explicit, specific, clear
express (adj.) 2 considered, firm, precise
expulse (v.) expel, drive out, banish
extemporal (adj.) extempore, unplanned, improvised
extinguish (v.) eclipse, put in the shade
extirp (v.) root out, eradicate, eliminate
extreme (n.) 3 hardship, tribulation, privation
fable (v.) speak falsely, lie, fabricate
fabulous (adj.) mythical, fabricated, invented
face (v.) 5 deceive, show a false face
fact (n.) evil deed, wicked act, crime
faction (n.) 1 party, group, set [of people]
factious (adj.) 1 sectarian, partisan, arising from factions
factious (adj.) 1 sectarian, partisan, arising from factions
fain (adj.) 2 satisfied, well pleased, glad
fain (adv.) gladly, willingly
fain (adv.) gladly, willingly
faintly (adv.) 3 weakly, feebly, faintheartedly
faintness (n.) cowardice, fearfulness, timidity
fair (adj.) 6 plausible, flattering, seductive
fall (v.) 3 happen, occur, come to pass
false (adj.) 1 treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.) 1 treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.) 1 treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.) 1 treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.) 1 treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.) 3 sham, spurious, not genuine, artificial
false (adj.) 4 wrong, mistaken
false (adj.) 4 wrong, mistaken
fame (n.) 1 reputation, renown, character
fame (n.) 1 reputation, renown, character
fame (n.) 1 reputation, renown, character
fame (n.) 1 reputation, renown, character
fame (n.) 1 reputation, renown, character
fame (n.) 2 report, account, description
familiar (n.) 2 attendant spirit, personal demon
familiar (n.) 2 attendant spirit, personal demon
fancy (n.) 1 love, amorousness, infatuation
fare (v.) 1 get on, manage, do, cope
fare (v.) 1 get on, manage, do, cope
fashion (n.) 4 observance, style, latest practice
fashion (v.) 1 form, shape, make [into]
fast (v.) 1 starve, stay empty, go without [food]
fatal (adj.) 2 decreed by fate, of destiny
favour (n.) 4 friendship, good will, friendly regard
favourite (n.) follower, supporter, ally
feature (n.) physical appearance, bodily shape, looks
fell (adj.) 1 cruel, fierce, savage
field (n.) 1 field of battle, battleground, field of combat
field (n.) 1 field of battle, battleground, field of combat
field (n.) 1 field of battle, battleground, field of combat
field (n.) 1 field of battle, battleground, field of combat
field (n.) 1 field of battle, battleground, field of combat
field (n.) 1 field of battle, battleground, field of combat
field (n.) 1 field of battle, battleground, field of combat
find out (v.) 1 discover, find, come upon
find out (v.) 2 detect, perceive, grasp
fine (n.) 4 tax, levy
fine, in in the end, finally, in conclusion
first, at at once, immediately, from the start
fit (v.) 1 suit, befit, be suitable [for]
flatter (v.) 1 extenuate, gloss over, mitigate
flatter with / withal (v.) 1 encourage, foster [false] hope
flesh (v.) 1 [of a sword] use for the first time in battle
fleur-de-lis, flower-de-luce (n.) heraldic lily [royal symbol of France]
fleur-de-lis, flower-de-luce (n.) heraldic lily [royal symbol of France]
fling (n.) 1 dig, gibe, taunt
flout (v.) insult, abuse, mock
flowering (adj.) flourishing, vigorous, in full bloom
fly (v.) 1 leave, run away [from], flee
fly (v.) 2 flock, rush, hasten
fly (v.) 3 storm out, attack furiously
foil (n.) 2 check, repulse, setback, defeat
foil (n.) 2 check, repulse, setback, defeat
fond (adj.) 1 foolish, stupid, mad
fond (adj.) 1 foolish, stupid, mad
foot (n.) 1 foot-soldiers, infantry
footboy (n.) boy attendant, page-boy, servant on foot [accompanying a rider],
for (prep.) 3 despite
for (prep.) 8 regarding, as for
forbear (v.) 1 stop, cease, desist
forbear (v.) 1 stop, cease, desist
forbear (v.) 3 control oneself, have patience [for]
forbearance (n.) 3 refusal, reluctance [to be involved]
force (n.) 3 opposition, resistance, strength
force (n.) 4 compelling weight, power to convince
forfend (v.) forbid
forged (adj.) 1 false, counterfeit, spurious
forged (adj.) 1 false, counterfeit, spurious
forgo (v.) lose, part with, give up
forlorn (adj.) 3 life-endangering, risk-taking
forsake (v.) 1 refuse, decline, reject
forsooth (adv.) in truth, certainly, truly, indeed
forsooth (adv.) in truth, certainly, truly, indeed
forth (prep.) out of
fortitude (n.) strength, might, power
fortunate (adj.) 2 favoured by fortune, successful
fortune (n.) 3 chance, fate, [one's ] lot
frame (n.) 1 framework, structure, construction
frame (v.) 2 adapt, adjust, shape, accommodate
frantic (adj.) mad, insane, frenzied, out of one's senses
fraud (n.) 3 faithlessness, deceitfulness, insincerity
free (adj.) 1 liberal, lavish, generous
fresh (adj.) 3 refreshed, invigorated, renewed
fretting (n.) impatience, vexation, frustration
friend (n.) 2 relation, relative, kinsman
fright (v.), past form frighted frighten, scare, terrify
frivolous (adj.) 2 groundless, insufficient, paltry
front (v.) 1 confront, face, meet
froward (adj.) 1 perverse, obstinate, wilful, ungovernable
fugitive (n.) 1 exile, refugee, deserter
fulfil (v.) 1 perform, execute, carry out
full (adv.) 1 fully, completely, properly
furnish (v.) 4 endow, equip, have qualities
furtherance (n.) aid, assistance, help
gall (n.) 3 spirit of anger, venom, ability to be angry
gallant (n.) 1 fine gentleman, man of fashion
gather (v.) 1 infer, work out [for oneself], guess at
gentle (adj.) 1 well-born, honourable, noble
gentle (adj.) 1 well-born, honourable, noble
gentle (adj.) 1 well-born, honourable, noble
gentle (adj.) 1 well-born, honourable, noble
gentle (adj.) 1 well-born, honourable, noble
gentle (adj.) 1 well-born, honourable, noble
gentle (adj.) 1 well-born, honourable, noble
gentle (adj.) 2 courteous, friendly, kind
gentle (adj.) 2 courteous, friendly, kind
gentry (n.) 3 position of gentleman, high rank
get (v.) 2 win, gain, obtain victory in
ghost (n.) 1 spirit, soul
giddy (adj.) 5 wild with rage, mad with anger
giglot (n.) harlot, strumpet, wanton
gimmers (n.) gimmals, mechanical joints, connecting links
gird (n.) 1 rebuke, reproof, reproach
girt, gird (v.) invest, equip, provide
give (v.) 7 display, show, bear arms of
give in charge give orders, command, direct
give out (v.) 1 report, assert, make known
glass (n.) 3 [sand of the] hourglass
gleek (n.) taunt, gibe, insult
gloss (n.) 1 deceptive appearance, plausibility
gloss (n.) 2 brightness, freshness, shine, lustre
government (n.) 1 control, charge, management
governor (n.) tutor, mentor
grace (n.) 1 honour, favour, recognition, respect
grace (n.) 1 honour, favour, recognition, respect
grace (v.) 1 favour, add merit to, do honour to
grate (n.) 1 grating, grill, lattice
grate (n.) 1 grating, grill, lattice
grave (adj.) 2 important, dignified, serious
grief (n.) 2 pain, torment, distress
grisly (adj.) grim, ghastly, menacing
grow (v.) 2 approach, move, draw
grudge (v.) grumble, complain, be discontented
grudging (adj.) resentful, embittered, aggrieved
guardant (n.) guard, protector, keeper
guile (n.) cunning, deceit, treachery
guileful (adj.) full of guile, deceitful, devious
habit (n.) 1 dress, clothing, costume
hag (n.) 1 witch, sorceress
halcyon (n.) kingfisher
hale (v.) 1 drag, pull, haul
hale (v.) 1 drag, pull, haul
hale (v.) 1 drag, pull, haul
hand, out of 1 at once, immediately, straight away
hap (n.) 1 fortune, lot, fate
hap (v.) happen, take place, come to pass
hapless (adj.) luckless, unfortunate, unlucky
happy (adj.) 1 fortunate, lucky, favoured
happy (adj.) 1 fortunate, lucky, favoured
happy (adj.) 2 opportune, appropriate, propitious, favourable
hard-favoured (adj.) ugly, unattractive, unsightly, hideous
hardly (adv.) 1 with great difficulty, only with difficulty
hardly (adv.) 1 with great difficulty, only with difficulty
harm (n.) 1 injury, hurt, pain
harm (n.) 1 injury, hurt, pain
haughty (adj.) high-minded, aspiring, lofty
haughty (adj.) high-minded, aspiring, lofty
haughty (adj.) high-minded, aspiring, lofty
have with you I'll join you, I'll be with you
head (n.) 1 fighting force, army, body of troops
heavens (n.) 2 [covering over the rear of a stage] sky
heavy (adj.) 1 sorrowful, sad, gloomy
hereafter (adj.) future, forthcoming, later
high (adj.) 2 important, major, special
high (adj.) 5 lofty, elevated, grand
high-minded (adj.) arrogant, haughty, imperious
hold (v.) 1 keep, maintain, observe
hollow (adj.) 1 empty, false, insincere
homicide (n.) killer of men, murderer, slayer
horse (n.) cavalry, horse soldiers
host (n.) 1 army, armed multitude
hot (adj.) 1 hot-tempered, angry, passionate
hot (adj.) 1 hot-tempered, angry, passionate
household (n.) family, house, dynasty
hulk (n.) ship, vessel
humanity (n.) human potential, manhood
hungry-starved (adj.) dying with hunger, famished
hurly-burly (n.) commotion, uproar, turmoil
if that (conj.) if
ignobly (adv.) dishonourably, shamefully, badly
ill (adj.) 1 bad, adverse, unfavourable
ill (adj.) 1 bad, adverse, unfavourable
ill (adv.) 1 badly, adversely, unfavourably
ill (n.) 1 wrong, injury, harm, evil
ill (n.) 1 wrong, injury, harm, evil
ill-boding (adj.) inauspicious, predicting evil, prophesying doom
immanity (n.) enormous barbarity, atrocious cruelty
immodest (adj.) 1 arrogant, insolent, shameless
impatience (n.) 1 anger, rage, fury
impatient (adj.) 1 angry, irate, incensed
imperious, emperious (adj.) imperial, majestic, sovereign
impious (adj.) lacking reverence towards God, wicked, irreligious
import (n.) importance, significance, consequence
import (v.) 4 portend, signify, predict
improvident (adj.) shortsighted, lacking foresight, careless
incline to (v.) lean towards, favour, support
inconvenience (n.) harm, troublesome disadvantage
infamy (n.) bad report, terrible reputation
infuse (v.) 2 pour into, shed on, radiate upon
inhearsed (adj.) as if in a coffin
inkhorn (adj.) pedantic, book-scribbling
inship (v.) put on board a ship, embark
insinuating (adj.) ingratiating, fawning, obsequious
institute (v.) 1 appoint, name, place in office
intent (n.) intention, purpose, aim
intent (n.) intention, purpose, aim
intent (n.) intention, purpose, aim
intercept (v.) 1 prevent, stop, get rid of
intermissive (adj.) intermittent, recurrent; or: temporarily interrupted
invention (n.) 5 plan, scheme, stratagem
invocate (v.) invoke, call upon, entreat
ireful (adj.) wrathful, angry, furious
issue (n.) 1 child(ren), offspring, family, descendant
issue (n.) 1 child(ren), offspring, family, descendant
issue (v.) 1 descend, born
jar (n.) 1 conflict, quarrel, dissension
jar (v.) 1 quarrel, wrangle, disagree [over]
juggle (v.) play conjuring tricks; have sex
keep (v.) 1 lodge, live, dwell
keep (v.) 2 stay within, remain inside
keep (v.) 3 guard, watch, tend
keep (v.) 3 guard, watch, tend
keeper (n.) 1 gaoler, warden, custodian
keeper (n.) 1 gaoler, warden, custodian
keeper (n.) 1 gaoler, warden, custodian
kennel (n.) 2 pack, mob
kill (v.) 3 break, distress, grieve
kindly (adj.) 3 fitting, suitable
kindly (adv.) 3 lovingly, gently, affectionately
kindness (n.) 1 kind nature, natural courtesy, natural affection
knit (v.) 2 relate, join in blood
lance, break a engage in a jousting contest
large, at 1 at length, in full, thoroughly
large, at 1 at length, in full, thoroughly
large, at 1 at length, in full, thoroughly
large, at 1 at length, in full, thoroughly
late (adj.) 1 recent, not long past
late (adj.) 1 recent, not long past
late (adv.) recently, a little while ago / before
late (adv.) recently, a little while ago / before
late (adv.) recently, a little while ago / before
late (adv.) recently, a little while ago / before
late (adv.) recently, a little while ago / before
late, of recently, a little while ago
late, of recently, a little while ago
latest (adj.) last, final
latter (adj.) 1 last, dying, final
lavish (adj.) 1 effusive, unrestrained, exuberant
lead (n.) 1 leaden coffin lining
leaden (adj.) 1 burdensome, heavy, cumbersome
leaf (n.) petal
leave (v.) 1 cease, stop, give up
leave (v.) 1 cease, stop, give up
lenity (n.) mildness, gentleness, mercifulness
levied (adj.) raised, mustered, drawn up
levied (adj.) raised, mustered, drawn up
levy (v.) 1 enlist, conscript, muster
levy (v.) 1 enlist, conscript, muster
lewd (adj.) 2 wicked, vile, evil
liberal (adj.) 2 coarse, licentious, promiscuous
liberty (n.) 4 permission, leave, consent
lie (v.) 1 live, dwell, reside, lodge
lie (v.) 3 be encamped, be quartered
liegeman (n.) vassal, subject, follower
lighten (v.) 1 flash lightning
like (adj.) 1 same, similar, alike, equal
like (adj.) 1 same, similar, alike, equal
like (adv.) 1 likely, probable / probably
like (v.) 5 liken, make like, make resemble
like as (conj.) 2 just as
like to / unto (conj./prep.) similar to, comparable with
like to / unto (conj./prep.) similar to, comparable with
like to / unto (conj./prep.) similar to, comparable with
like to / unto (conj./prep.) similar to, comparable with
like, the the same
like, the the same
like, the the same
line (n.) 6 prepared written statement
lingering (adj.) long-drawn-out, protracted, lengthy
linstock (n.) stick holding a lit match for firing a cannon
list (n.) 1 (usually plural) combat arena at a tournament
list (v.) 1 wish, like, please
lither (adj.) yielding, submissive, compliant
'long of (prep.) 1 on account of
look (v.) 1 expect, anticipate, hope, await the time
lout (v.) mock, ridicule; or: delay, hold up
lowly (adj.) 2 laid low, prostrate; or: little, tiny
lucre (n.) 1 gain, acquisition, procurement
magistrate (n.) member of the government, leader of the community
maiden (adj.) 3 untried, untested, uninitiated [in battle]
majestical (adj.) 1 majestic, regal, kingly
man of arms, man-of-arms (n.) soldier, fighting man
manner (n.) 1 (plural) proper behaviour, good conduct, forms of politeness
mannerly (adj.) 1 well-mannered, courteous, genteel
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]
market-man (n.) man who trades in a market
martial (adj.) 1 warlike, valiant, brave
martial (adj.) 1 warlike, valiant, brave
marvel (v.) wonder, be curious
masculine (adj.) manly, virile, macho
mate (n.) 1 companion, associate, comrade
mate (n.) 2 fellow, individual
maze (v.) confuse, bewilder, perplex
mean (adj.) 1 of low rank, inferior in position, less important
mean (adj.) 1 of low rank, inferior in position, less important
mean (n.) 1 means, way, method
mean (n.) 8 moderation, measure, limit
mean (v.) 1 intend, purpose, mean to act
mean (v.) 1 intend, purpose, mean to act
meditate (v.) contemplate, plan, deliberate
member (n.) 2 limb, piece of a body
merchant (n.) 1 dealer, purveyor
mere (adj.) 1 complete, total, absolute, utter
mere (adj.) 1 complete, total, absolute, utter
mere (adv.) 2 exclusively, purely, solely
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.) 1 exposition, thesis, expressed content
mickle (adj.) great, much, large
minister (n.) messenger, agent, servant
mirror (n.) supreme example, paragon, model of excellence
misbegotten (adj.) illegitimate, bastard
miscarry (v.) 1 come to harm, perish, meet death
mischance (n.) misfortune, calamity, mishap
mischief (n.) 1 catastrophe, calamity, misfortune
mischief (n.) 1 catastrophe, calamity, misfortune
mischief (n.) 1 catastrophe, calamity, misfortune
mischief (n.) 2 wicked action, evil deed, harmful scheme
mischief (n.) 3 harm, injury, damage
misconster (v.) misconstrue, misinterpret, take wrongly
miscreant (n.) 1 villain, wretch, rascal
miscreant (n.) 1 villain, wretch, rascal
miser (n.) wretch, miserable being
mishap (n.) evil, misfortune, calamity
mistake (v.) 1 misunderstand, take wrongly, misconceive
mitigate (v.) 2 appease, pacify, calm
moan (n.) 1 grief, lamentation, sorrow, complaint
moment (n.) 1 importance, weight, consequence
moody (adj.) 1 angry, wrathful, rancorous, sullen
moody-mad (adj.) wild with rage, furiously angry
morn (n.) morning, dawn
morrow (n.) morning
mortality (n.) 2 death
mortality (n.) 2 death
motion (n.) 6 proposal, proposition, suggestion, offer
motion (v.) advocate, propose, promote
mournful (adj.) heartbreaking, distressing, causing sorrow
mouth (n.) 3 bark, baying, howl
much (adj.) 2 serious, of great matter
muleter, muleteer (n.) mule-driver
muse (v.) 1 wonder, be surprised
mutiny (n.) 1 riot, civil disturbance, state of discord
mutiny (n.) 1 riot, civil disturbance, state of discord
nativity (n.) 1 birth
nature (n.) 1 natural feelings, natural affection
naught, nought (n.) 1 nothing
near (adv.) 1 closely, intimately, seriously
needful (adj.) 1 necessary, needed, indispensable
neglection (n.) negligence, neglect, disregard
nephew (n.) 1 cousin
new-begot (adj.) newly acquired, freshly obtained
nice (adj.) 2 fine, precise, particular, subtle
noisome (adj.) noxious, harmful, evil
nonce, for the for that purpose, for the occasion
nourish (n.) nurse, nursemaid
numb (adj.) paralysed, immobile
nurser (n.) fosterer, encourager, nourisher
object (v.) urge, adduce, bring up
object (v.) urge, adduce, bring up
objected (adj.) [legal sense] urged as an objection, brought forward in argument
objection (n.) 1 accusation, charge, allegation
obloquy (n.) disgrace, reproach, slander
obscure (v.) 2 live in obscurity, overshadow, eclipse
obstacle (adj.) [rustic error for] obstinate
occasion (n.) 1 circumstance, opportunity
occasion (n.) 2 ground, reason, cause, matter
occasion (n.) 2 ground, reason, cause, matter
of (prep.) 1 about
offence (n.) 1 damage, injury, harm
offence (n.) 1 damage, injury, harm
offence (n.) 2 opposition, hostility, antagonism
offer (v.) 1 attempt, start, try, make a move
office (n.) 1 task, service, duty, responsibility
oft (adv.) often
oft-subdued (adj.) often-defeated, frequently subjugated
on (prep.) 4 from
on (prep.) 6 in the name of
only (adj.) 1 outstanding, peerless, pre-eminent
only (adv.) 1 especially, particularly
opinion (n.) 2 reputation, character, honour
opinion (n.) 4 judgement, conviction, belief
oratory (n.) eloquence, persuasiveness
ordain (v.) 1 appoint, establish, institute
ordain (v.) 1 appoint, establish, institute
order (n.) 1 arrangement, disposition, direction
order, take make arrangements
ordnance, ordinance (n.) cannon, artillery
ordnance, ordinance (n.) cannon, artillery
ornament (n.) 2 (plural) robes, garments, attire
otherwhiles (adv.) at various times, on occasion
outrage (n.) 2 passionate expression, emotional outcry
overbear (v.) 2 overrule, overcome, put down
overbear (v.) 2 overrule, overcome, put down
overmatched (adj.) outnumbered, faced with superior strength
over-mounting (adj.) mounting too high, over-ambitious
overpass (v.) spend, pass, live out
overpeer (v.) 1 look down on, look out over, overlook
overrule (v.) prevail, overcome, win over
overthrow (v.) defeat, destroy, vanquish
pack (v.) 1 take [oneself] off, be off, depart
pale (n.) 1 fence, paling, enclosure
pamphlet (n.) document, text
paramour (n.) 1 lover
paramour (n.) 1 lover
paramour (n.) 1 lover
park (v.) enclose, contain, shut in [as if in a park]
parle, parley (n.) 1 negotiation, meeting [between enemies under a truce, to discuss terms]
parle, parley (n.) 1 negotiation, meeting [between enemies under a truce, to discuss terms]
parle, parley (n.) 1 negotiation, meeting [between enemies under a truce, to discuss terms]
parle, parley (n.) 1 negotiation, meeting [between enemies under a truce, to discuss terms]
part (n.) 2 side, camp, party
part (n.) 2 side, camp, party
partaker (n.) ally, supporter, associate
party (n.) 1 side, faction, camp
party (n.) 6 side, position, viewpoint
passage (n.) 2 passing, progress, moving on
passion (n.) 1 powerful feeling, overpowering emotion [often opposed to ‘reason’]
passion (n.) 1 powerful feeling, overpowering emotion [often opposed to ‘reason’]
pate (n.) head, skull
pate (n.) head, skull
patience (n.) 1 leave, permission, indulgence
patronage (v.) protect, uphold, defend
patronage (v.) protect, uphold, defend
pattern (n.) 1 picture, model, specimen, example
peeled (adj.) tonsured, shaven, bald
peevish (adj.) 1 silly, foolish; or: headstrong, impulsive
peevish (adj.) 1 silly, foolish; or: headstrong, impulsive
peevish (adj.) 1 silly, foolish; or: headstrong, impulsive
perfect (adj.) 1 complete, pure, sheer, utter
perforce (adv.) 2 of necessity, with no choice in the matter
periapt (n.) amulet, charm, talisman
period (n.) 1 full stop, end, ending, conclusion
persuasion (n.) 4 argument, inducement, reason
peruse (v.) 2 reconnoitre, scout out, survey
pestiferous (adj.) pestilent, mischievous, pernicious
petty (adj.) 1 small, weak, inadequate, insignificant
physic (n.) 1 medicine, healing, treatment
pike (n.) 3 defensive stake
pillage (n.) plunder, spoil, booty
pilled (adv.) poorly, miserably, beggarly
pinch (n.) 3 tiny bite, slight nip
pining (adj.) consuming, wasting, eating away
pitch (n.) 1 height [to which a bird of prey soars before swooping]
pitch (n.) 2 height, elevation, high aspiration
pitch (v.) 3 provide sharp stakes for
pitched (adj.) strategically planned, made ready for combat
pitchy (adj.) pitch-dark, black, inky, dark
pithless (adj.) feeble, frail, puny [lacking pith, or marrow]
place (n.) 2 precedence, proper place
place (v.) 2 arrange, dispose, express
place (v.) 2 arrange, dispose, express
platform (n.) 1 plan, scheme, strategy
plead (v.) 1 make a case for, present an argument for
plead (v.) 2 argue, debate, wrangle
pledge (n.) 3 glove [thrown down], gage
plighted (adj.) 1 pledged, promised, engaged
policy (n.) 1 statecraft, statesmanship, diplomacy
policy (n.) 2 stratagem, cunning, intrigue, craft
policy (n.) 2 stratagem, cunning, intrigue, craft
politic (adj.) 1 prudent, cautious, discreet, shrewd
porridge (n.) meat and vegetable stew or broth [reputed to produce strength]
post (v.) 1 hasten, speed, ride fast
power (n.) 1 armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.) 1 armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.) 1 armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.) 1 armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.) 1 armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.) 1 armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.) 1 armed force, troops, host, army
practice (n.) 1 scheme, plot, stratagem, intrigue
practisant (n.) conspirator, plotter, intriguer
practise (v.) 1 plot, scheme, conspire
prank (n.) 2 malicious act, wicked deed
prate (n.) prattle, chatter, blather
precinct (n.) sector, area of control
preciseness (n.) morality, propriety, rectitude
prefer (v.) 1 promote, advance, recommend
prefer (v.) 3 present, bring forward
prejudice (v.) injure, harm, damage
presage (v.) 1 signify, indicate
presence (n.) 1 royal assembly, eminent company
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
presently (adv.) 2 after a short time, soon, before long
pretend (v.) 2 intend, design, plan
pretend (v.) 3 import, imply, mean
prevail (v.) 1 succeed, win, be victor
prevail (v.) 2 succeed in seduction, have one's way [in a sexual encounter]
prevail (v.) 2 succeed in seduction, have one's way [in a sexual encounter]
prevent (v.) 1 forestall, anticipate
prick on (v.) incite, urge on, spur on
pride (n.) 4 honour, glory, renown
pride (n.) 4 honour, glory, renown
pride (n.) 5 haughty power, arrogant force
pride (n.) 5 haughty power, arrogant force
prince (n.) 1 ruler, monarch, sovereign
prince (n.) 2 person of royal blood [of either sex], noble
private (adj.) 1 personal, individual, particular
privilege (n.) 1 sanctuary, immunity, asylum
privilege (n.) 2 advantage, superiority, edge
prize (v.) 1 esteem, value, hold
proceed (v.) 1 continue, go on, carry on
procure (v.) 2 contrive, endeavour, take measures
proditor (n.) traitor, betrayer, renegade
proffer (n.) 1 offer, proposal, proposition
proffer (n.) 1 offer, proposal, proposition
progenitor (n.) forefather, ancestor, forebear
progeny (n.) 1 ancestry, descent, parentage
progeny (n.) 1 ancestry, descent, parentage
promise (v.) 1 assure, declare [to], tell plainly
proof (n.) 3 test, trial
proof (n.) 4 evidence, demonstration, testimony
proper (adj.) 1 good-looking, handsome, comely
prophet (n.) 1 portent, omen, foretelling
proportion (n.) 2 part, portion, amount
proportion (n.) 6 size, bulk
prosper (v.) make prosperous, give success to
protest (v.) 1 make protestation, avow, affirm, proclaim
proudly (adv.) haughtily, arrogantly, disdainfully
prove (v.) 1 test, try out, make trial [of]
prove (v.) 1 test, try out, make trial [of]
provender (n.) feed, fodder
provoke (v.) 1 call forth, invite, invoke
provoke (v.) 3 impel, urge on, drive
pucelle (n.) maid, virgin, girl; also: drab, trollop, slut
puny (adj.) untried, inexperienced
purblind (adj.) 1 half-blind, dim-sighted
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
pursuivant (n.) royal messenger, state messenger [with power to execute warrants]
put up a bill present a list of accusations
pyramis (n.) pyramid
quaint (adj.) 2 artful, cunning
quarter (n.) 1 quarters, lodging, residence
quartering (adj.) for cutting into quarters, dismembering
quell (v.) 1 destroy, overcome, vanquish
question (v.) 3 enquire about, discuss, deliberate
quick (adj.) 1 living, vital, full of life
quicken (v.) 1 revive, rejuvenate, give life [to]
quid for quo [Latin: quid pro quo] tit for tat
quietly (adv.) in peace, undisturbed
quietly (adv.) in peace, undisturbed
quietness (n.) peace, amity, reconciliation
quillet (n.) quibble, equivocation, hair-splitting distinction
quite (adv.) totally, completely, entirely
quite (adv.) totally, completely, entirely
quittance (v.) repay, requite, reciprocate
rage (n.) 2 warlike ardour, martial spirit
rage (n.) 2 warlike ardour, martial spirit
raise (v.) 5 put an end to, finish
raise (v.) 5 put an end to, finish
rare (adj.) 1 marvellous, splendid, excellent
rare (adj.) 1 marvellous, splendid, excellent
rascal (n.) 1 worthless wretch, good-for-nothing
rascal (n.) 1 worthless wretch, good-for-nothing
rascal (n.) 2 young or inferior deer in a herd; one of the common herd
ratsbane (n.) rat poison
ravish (v.) 1 entrance, enrapture, carry away with joy
ready (adj.) 4 dressed, clothed
rearward (n.) 1 rear, behind the main body of troops
reclaim (v.) 2 win back, bring back
recompense (n.) 2 repayment, return, compensation
recompense (v.) compensate, redress, make restitution
recreant (n.) 1 coward, faint-hearted individual
redeem (v.) 1 free, liberate, extricate
redeem (v.) 2 ransom
redeem (v.) 3 [of time lost] get back, buy back, make amends for
redoubted (adj.) feared, dreaded, revered
redress (n.) 1 relief, assistance, help, comfort
redress (n.) 1 relief, assistance, help, comfort
reflex (v.) throw, cast, shed
refuge (n.) resource, last defence, final recourse
regard (n.) 1 consideration, concern, thought, heed
regard (n.) 3 respect, repute, esteem
regard (v.) 2 esteem, repute, respect
regard (v.) 4 tend, look after, take care of
regard, in (conj.) insofar as
reguerdon (n.) recompense, reward, repayment
reguerdon (v.) recompense, reward, repay
rehearse (v.) 1 relate, recount, give an account of
remedy (n.) help, relief, alternative
remedy (n.) help, relief, alternative
remiss (adj.) careless, inattentive, negligent
remorse (n.) 1 pity, regret, sorrow
remove (v.) go, move off, depart
repine (v.) be discontented, complain, feel dissatisfaction
report (n.) 2 acclamation, acclaim, commendation
report (n.) 4 rumour, gossip, hearsay
reproach (n.) 1 blame, disgrace, shame
repugn (v.) reject, oppose, deny
repulse (n.) refusal, rejection, rebuff
resolve (n.) 1 constancy, firmness of purpose, steadfastness
resolve (v.) 5 be certain [of], rest assured, be sure
resolve (v.) 7 remove, dispel, clear away
resolved (adj.) 2 convinced, satisfied, assured
respite (n.) 2 interval, pause, delay
rest (v.) 1 remain, stay, stand
rest (v.) 1 remain, stay, stand
rest (v.) 2 remain [to be done], be left
rest (v.) 2 remain [to be done], be left
restore (v.) have one's titles returned, reinstate
reverence (v.) pay homage, hold in respect
reverent (adj.) worthy of respect, holy, religious
revive (v.) 2 come back to life, live again
revolt (v.) change sides, alter allegiance, desert
revolting (adj.) rebellious, mutinous, insurgent
riddling (adj.) dealing in riddles, riddle-making
rigorously (adv.) cruelly, savagely, with severity
rigour (n.) strength, severity, harshness
ring about (v.) encircle, surround, enclose
rise (v.) 2 ascend, reach the top
rive (v.) 3 set off, fire, make explode
rope (n.) [cry of derision, imitating a parrot's cry] hangman's rope, halter
rough (adj.) 4 inadequate, dull, lacking grace
rout (n.) 2 rabble, mob, disorderly crowd
rude (adj.) 6 ignorant, unlearned, uneducated
ruin (n.) 1 ruination, destruction, devastation
ruin (n.) 1 ruination, destruction, devastation
ruin (n.) 1 ruination, destruction, devastation
ruin (n.) 3 fall, giving way, overthrow
rule (v.) control, direct, guide
rumour (n.) 2 talk, report, news
sacred (adj.) 1 consecrated, hallowed, sanctified
sacred (adj.) 2 revered, respected [as if a holy thing]
sad (adj.) 1 serious, grave, solemn
sad (adj.) 1 serious, grave, solemn
Saint Martin's summer Indian summer [feast of St Martin on 11 November]
sally (n.) sudden attack against an enemy, sortie
sanguine (adj.) 1 blood-red, deep red
sapless (adj.) feeble, sluggish, lacking vigour
saucy (adj.) 1 insolent, impudent, presumptuous, defiant
saucy (adj.) 1 insolent, impudent, presumptuous, defiant
save (v.) 3 protect, make safe
scape, 'scape (v.) escape, avoid
scape, 'scape (v.) escape, avoid
scarce (adv.) 1 scarcely, hardly, barely, only just
scoff (n.) taunt, scorn, mockery
scorn (n.) 1 mockery, taunt, insult, act of derision
scorn (n.) 1 mockery, taunt, insult, act of derision
scorn (n.) 2 object of scorn, target of mockery
scorn, take think it a disgrace, consider it an indignity
scruple (n.) 4 objection, difficulty, doubt
seal (v.) 1 confirm, ratify, approve
seal up (v.) 1 sew up, complete, make perfect
secure (adj.) 2 over-confident, unsuspecting, too self-confident
secure (adv.) safely, free from anxiety
semblance (n.) 2 likeness, image, depiction
sequestration (n.) 3 imprisonment, isolation; also: loss of property
sergeant (n.) 2 officer [in an army]
servant (n.) 1 devotee, one who gives dedicated service, lover
servant (n.) 2 follower, retainer, attendant
serve (v.) 4 be of use, render service, be an advantage [to]
serve (v.) 5 suit, allow, afford
servile (adj.) 3 as a prisoner, as a slave
servility (n.) slavery, servitude, captivity
servitor (n.) 2 mercenary, soldier
set on (v.) 1 encourage, urge, incite
set on (v.) 1 encourage, urge, incite
settled (adj.) 3 fixed, established
settled (adj.) 4 deep-rooted, firmly implanted
several (adj.) 1 separate, different, distinct
several (adj.) 1 separate, different, distinct
several (adj.) 1 separate, different, distinct
several (adj.) 1 separate, different, distinct
several (adj.) 1 separate, different, distinct
severity (n.) punishment, strictness, sternness
shadow (n.) 1 image, likeness, portrait, semblance
shadow (n.) 1 image, likeness, portrait, semblance
sharp (adj.) 7 subtle, delicate, acute
shift (n.) 4 stratagem, tactic, way
shipping (n.) voyage, sailing, passage
shot (n.) 1 cannonfire, firing, salvoes
shot (n.) 2 armed soldier, gunner, marksman
shouldering (n.) pushing with the shoulder, jostling
shrewd (adj.) 5 wily, cunning, mischievous
shrink (v.) 1 shiver, recoil, draw back
shrink (v.) 4 yield, withdraw, give way
shrink (v.) 4 yield, withdraw, give way
shrive (v.) hear confession, grant absolution, forgive
sift (v.) 1 question carefully, examine closely
signal (n.) sign, indication, token
significant (n.) sign, signal, indication
silly (adj.) 2 feeble, frail, weak
simple (adj.) 1 common, ordinary, average, humble
since (adv.) 2 ago
skirmish (n.) fight, clash, fracas
skirmish (n.) fight, clash, fracas
skirmish (v.) do battle, wage war
skirmish (v.) do battle, wage war
skirmish (v.) do battle, wage war
slaughterman, slaughter-man (n.) executioner, slayer, murderer
smart (v.) suffer, feel pain
smock (n.) woman's undergarment, shift, slip, chemise
smoke (n.) mist, fog, vapours
soil (n.) 2 country, homeland, nation
solicit (v.) 1 urge, move, incite, prevail upon
sometime (adv.) 1 formerly, at one time, once
sort (n.) 1 class, level, social rank
sort (n.) 3 way, manner
sort (v.) 2 choose, find, arrange
sound (v.) 2 find out, ascertain, sound out
speed (v.) 2 fare, manage, get on
spelling (adj.) incantatory, which work spells
spend (v.) 2 expend, express, give vent to
spend (v.) 2 expend, express, give vent to
spite of, in spite of (prep.) in defiance of
spleen (n.) 3 eagerness, spirits, impetuosity
spoil (n.) 3 slaughter, destruction, ruination
sport (n.) 1 recreation, amusement, entertainment
spurn (v.) 2 kick, strike, stamp [on], dash
spy (v.) perceive, observe, behold
squadron (n.) army detachment, body of soldiers
squire (n.) 5 [contemptuous] fellow
stain (n.) 1 disgrace, shame
stained (adj.) 1 full of disgrace, dishonouring
stand (v.) 2 continue, remain, wait, stay put
stand (v.) 13 make a stand [against], fight, resist
stand (v.) 13 make a stand [against], fight, resist
stand upon (v.) 1 make an issue of, insist upon, bother about
start (v.) 3 jump away, swerve, turn aside
starve (v.) 1 die, perish
state (n.) 2 status, rank, position
stay (n.) 1 staying, remaining, continued presence
stay (n.) 2 support, prop
stay (v.) 10 dissuade, stop, prevent
stead (n.) advantage, help, benefit
steeled (adj.) 2 steel-clad, armed with steel
stern (n.) guiding position, centre of control
still (adj.) 1 silent, quiet
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 (v.) quieten, calm, hush
stock (n.) 1 tree, family-tree, ancestry
stomach (n.) 1 appetite, desire [for food]
stomach (n.) 4 feelings, temper, state of mind
stomach (n.) 5 anger, resentment, vexation
stoop (v.) 1 kneel, submit, bow down
stout (adj.) 1 brave, valiant, resolute
stout (adj.) 1 brave, valiant, resolute
stout (adj.) 1 brave, valiant, resolute
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
strain (v.) 1 stretch, make extra effort
strength (n.) 1 troops, forces, resources, followers
strength (n.) 1 troops, forces, resources, followers
strumpet (n.) harlot, prostitute, whore
strumpet (n.) harlot, prostitute, whore
studious (adj.) heedful, devoted, diligent
study (v.) 2 endeavour, take pains, make an effort
style (n.) 1 mode of address, formal title
style (n.) 1 mode of address, formal title
style (n.) 2 title, name
submission (n.) compliance, deference, obedience
submissive (adj.) of submission, of surrender
suborn (v.) bribe, corrupt, persuade [someone] to commit perjury
subscribe (v.) 1 concur, consent, give assent
substance (n.) 1 real thing, genuine article
substance (n.) 1 real thing, genuine article
substance (n.) 1 real thing, genuine article
substitute (n.) subordinate, deputy, underling
subtle-witted (adj.) cunning, wily, slyly intelligent
subvert (v.) destroy, overthrow, raze
succour (n.) 2 reinforcements, military assistance
sudden (adj.) 1 swift, rapid, prompt
sudden (adj.) 1 swift, rapid, prompt
sudden (adj.) 5 unpremeditated, extempore, unrehearsed
suddenly (adv.) 2 extempore, spontaneously, off the cuff
suffer (v.) 1 allow, permit, let
suffer (v.) 1 allow, permit, let
suffer (v.) 1 allow, permit, let
sugared (adj.) 1 flattering, honeyed, ingratiating
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
sully (v.) dim, stain, tarnish
sundered (adj.) separated, kept apart
superficial (adj.) of surface qualities, of outward gifts
superscription (n.) address, direction [on a letter]
supply (n.) reinforcement(s), support, relief
supply (n.) reinforcement(s), support, relief
suppose (v.) 1 guess at, speculate about
sure (adv.) 1 securely, safely, well
sure (adv.) 2 surely, assuredly, certainly
surmount (v.) excel, surpass, outshine
surprise (v.) 1 attack, capture, seize
survey (v.) 2 inspect, look over, examine carefully
swain (n.) 1 [contemptuous] rustic, yokel, fellow
swain (n.) 1 [contemptuous] rustic, yokel, fellow
swart, swarth (adj.) swarthy, dusky, of dark complexion
sway (v.) 1 control, rule, direct, govern
sway (v.) 1 control, rule, direct, govern
swelling (adj.) 2 swollen [with pride], arrogant
taint (v.) 1 sully, infect, stain
taint (v.) 2 tinge, affect, touch
take upon (v.) 3 undertake a role, assume a responsibility [for oneself]
tangle (v.) trap, snare, enmesh, hold fast
temper (n.) 2 quality, constitution, condition
tender (v.) 2 feel concern for, hold dear, care for
tender-dying (adj.) dying young
tenth (n.) tax, levy [amounting to a tenth of one's income]
term (n.) 1 word, expression, utterance
testament (n.) will, last will and testament
thought (n.) 3 imagination, conception, ability to comprehend
thrall (n.) slave, subject, captive
thrall (n.) slave, subject, captive
tilt (n.) lance-charge, joust, combat
time (n.) 3 lifetime, life
time (n.) 12 allotted limit, prescribed term
timeless (adj.) untimely, premature, ill-timed
timorous (adj.) 1 fearful, apprehensive, doubting
timorous (adj.) 1 fearful, apprehensive, doubting
title (n.) 2 possession, lordship, dominion
tongue (n.) 1 speech, expression, language, words, voice
tonight (adv.) last night, this past night
touch (v.) 1 affect, concern, regard, relate to
touch (v.) 1 affect, concern, regard, relate to
toy (n.) 1 whim, caprice, trifling matter
traffic (n.) 2 dealings, employment, business
train (n.) 1 retinue, following, entourage
train (n.) 1 retinue, following, entourage
train (n.) 1 retinue, following, entourage
train (v.) 1 lure, entice, decoy
travail, travel (n.) 1 labour, effort, exertion [often overlapping with sense 2]
triumph (n.) 1 public festivity, pageant, display of celebration, tournament
triumphant (adj.) triumphal, glorious, celebrating a great victory
trow (v.) 1 know, guess, imagine
trow (v.) 5 think, be sure
truant (n.) 1 negligent student, remiss practitioner, absentee
true (adj.) 1 loyal, firm, faithful in allegiance
true (adj.) 1 loyal, firm, faithful in allegiance
trull (n.) drab, trollop, whore
trump (n.) 1 trumpet
trump (n.) 2 trumpeter
trumpet (n.) 1 trumpeter; herald, announcer
trust (n.) trustee, guardian, custodian
try (v.) 1 prove, ascertain, find out
try (v.) 1 prove, ascertain, find out
try (v.) 1 prove, ascertain, find out
turn (v.) 1 change, transform, alter
twinkle (v.) reflect, send, return
tyranny (n.) cruelty, barbarity, unmerciful violence
tyranny (n.) cruelty, barbarity, unmerciful violence
tyranny (n.) cruelty, barbarity, unmerciful violence
umpire (n.) arbitrator, mediator, adjudicator
unable (adj.) 1 weak, feeble, impotent
unaccustomed (adj.) unusual, strange, unfamiliar
unapt (adj.) 2 unfit, not suited
unavoided (adj.) unavoidable, inevitable, inescapable
unawares (adv.) without warning, by surprise, unexpectedly
undoubted (adj.) 2 absolute, assured, true
unfallible (adj.) infallible, not mistaken
unheedful (adj.) careless, heedless, irresponsible
unkind (adj.) 2 unnatural, abnormal, aberrant
unnatural (adj.) 1 against natural feeling, not in accord with kinship
unnatural (adj.) 1 against natural feeling, not in accord with kinship
unready (adj.) undressed, unclothed
unready (adj.) undressed, unclothed
unreverent (adj.) irreverent, disrespectful, unseemly
unto ... ward (prep.) towards
uproar (n.) public disturbance, outbreak of disorder
usage (n.) treatment, handling, conduct
vail (v.) 1 lower, bow down, cast down [as in submission]
vantage (n.) 2 advantageous position, place of vantage, superiority
vapour (n.) 1 exhalation, steamy emission, mistiness
vassal (n.) 1 servant, slave, subject
vaward (n.) 1 [military] vanguard, foremost division
venge (v.) avenge, revenge
venturous (adj.) adventurous, daring, bold
verdict (n.) 1 opinion, judgement, view
verdict (n.) 2 decision, pledge, final word
verify (v.) 1 confirm, substantiate, prove correct
verify (v.) 3 come true, be fulfilled
vex (v.) afflict, trouble, torment
vexation (n.) 3 anguish, grief, affliction
victual (v.) supply, furnish, provide [with food]
vile, vild (adj.) 1 degrading, ignominious, worthless
vile, vild (adj.) 2 despicable, disgusting, abhorrent
virtue (n.) 1 quality, accomplishment, ability
vulgar (adj.) 5 familiar, ordinary, everyday
waist (n.) 1 girdle, belt
wait on / upon (v.) 3 go on before, proceed ahead of
wall (v.) shut off, block, impede
wandering (adj.) 3 straying, erring, disloyal
want (n.) 1 lack, shortage, dearth
want (v.) 1 lack, need, be without
want (v.) 1 lack, need, be without
want (v.) 1 lack, need, be without
want (v.) 1 lack, need, be without
want (v.) 1 lack, need, be without
want (v.) 1 lack, need, be without
want (v.) 1 lack, need, be without
want (v.) 4 require, demand, need
want (v.) 4 require, demand, need
wanton (adj.) 1 carefree, light-hearted, frolicsome, playful
wanton (adj.) 6 lascivious, lewd, obscene
warder (n.) 2 guard, sentry, watchman
warrant (n.) 1 assurance, pledge, guarantee
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.) 5 tell, assure, give good grounds to
warrantise, warrantize (n.) authorization, surety, guarantee
waste (v.) 4 lay waste, ravage, devastate
wasting (adj.) destructive, devastating, ravaging
watch (v.) 2 keep the watch, keep guard, be on the look-out
watch (v.) 2 keep the watch, keep guard, be on the look-out
watch (v.) 4 keep watch on, look out over
wax (v.) 1 grow, become, turn
weal 1 state, community, commonwealth
weal 1 state, community, commonwealth
weal 2 welfare, well-being, prosperity
weal 2 welfare, well-being, prosperity
ween (v.) think, intend, expect, be minded
wench (n.) girl, lass
while (n.) 1 space of time, interval
whiles (conj.) while
wild (adj.) 2 rash, reckless, careless
will (v.), past form would 1 desire, wish, want
will (v.), past form would 2 command, order, direct
will (v.), past form would 2 command, order, direct
will (v.), past form would 3 require, demand, need
Winchester goose [contemptuous] groin swelling caused by venereal disease
wind (v.) 2 sound, blow
window (n.) 1 shutter
wing (n.) 2 flank, force at the side of the main body of troops
wist (v.), past form of wit knew for certain
wit (n.) 5 mind, brain, thoughts
wit (n.) 5 mind, brain, thoughts
wit (v.) know, be aware, realize
with (prep.) 3 by virtue of
within (prep.) among
wits, also five wits faculties of the mind (common wit, imagination, fantasy, estimation, memory) or body (the five senses)
wonder (n.) 2 object of fascination, target of astonishment
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
wonted (adj.) accustomed, usual, customary
wonted (adj.) accustomed, usual, customary
wood (adj.) mad, wild, furious
wooden (adj.) spiritless, dull, stupid
world (n.) 3 large number, multitude
world (n.) 3 large number, multitude
worth (n.) 1 worthiness, value, excellence
worth (n.) 3 rank, standing, dignity
worthless (adj.) unworthy, contemptible, ignoble
worthy (adj.) 1 of worth, of value, deserving
wot (v.) 1 learn, know, be told
wot (v.) 1 learn, know, be told
wrack (n.) 1 destruction, ruin
wrack (n.) 1 destruction, ruin
wrangling (adj.) quarrelsome, disputatious, argumentative
writhled (adj.) wrinkled, shrivelled, withered
wrong (n.) 1 dishonour, discredit, harm
wrong (n.) 2 insult, offence, slight
wrong (v.) 1 discredit, dishonour, injure, disgrace
ye (pron.) you [singular or plural]
yeoman (n.) 3 [term of abuse] commoner, plebeian
yeoman (n.) 3 [term of abuse] commoner, plebeian
yeoman (n.) 3 [term of abuse] commoner, plebeian
yield (v.) 2 concede, acknowledge, grant
yield the ghost (v.) give up the spirit, die
yield up (v.) give up, surrender, relinquish
   
--%>