Love's Labour's Lost


 
 
 
 
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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 Love's Labour's Lost

abate (v.) 5 set aside, except, bar
abhominable (adj.) abominable [from the mistaken etymology ‘ab homine’]
abortive (adj.) 1 monstrous, defective, unnatural
abroad (adv.) 2 around, about, on the move
abrogate (v.) do away with, put an end to, abstain from
abuse (v.) 3 misapply, employ badly
academe (n.) academy, place of learning
academe (n.) academy, place of learning
academe (n.) academy, place of learning
account, accompt (n.) 1 reckoning, judgement [especially by God]
acquittance (n.) 3 written discharge, final receipt
address (v.) 1 prepare, make ready, poise to act
address (v.) 3 direct, apply, turn
adjunct (n.) 1 annex, addendum, extra function
admittance (n.) 3 permission to enter
advance (v.) 1 raise, lift up, upraise
advise, avise (v.) 2 warn, counsel, caution
afeard (adj.) afraid, frightened, scared
affect (n.) 1 desire, passion, appetite
affect (v.) 2 love, like, be fond of
affect (v.) 2 love, like, be fond of
affect (v.) 5 cultivate, aim at, seek out
affected (adj.) 1 disposed, inclined, minded
affected (adj.) 2 devoted, totally in love [with]
affection (n.) 3 desire, passion, lustful feeling
affection (n.) 4 love, devotion
affection (n.) 4 love, devotion
affection (n.) 8 affectation, posing, artificiality
affection (n.) 8 affectation, posing, artificiality
all of all sum of everything
allowed (adj.) 2 licensed, authorized, permitted
allowed (adj.) 2 licensed, authorized, permitted
allusion (n.) riddle, wordplay, figure
alms-basket (n.) basket containing offerings to be given out for charity
amain (adv.) 1 in all haste, at full speed
amaze (n.) amazement, extreme astonishment
amazed (adj.) dumbfounded, stunned, thunderstruck, overwhelmed
amend (v.) 1 cure, heal, improve
anatomize, annothanize (v.) dissect, reveal, lay open
anon (adv.) 2 [after ‘now’] at another time, presently
anon, ever and every now and then, at regular intervals
antic, antick(e), antique (n.) 2 bizarre dance, fantastic spectacle, grotesque entertainment
antic, antick(e), antique (n.) 2 bizarre dance, fantastic spectacle, grotesque entertainment
ape (n.) 1 mimic, imitator, impersonator
apology (n.) formal justification, explanation
apostrophus (n.) mark of elision
apparel (v.) 2 cover, put a hat on
appertinent (adj.) appertaining, belonging, relating
apple (n.) pupil, centre
apprehend (v.) 1 seize, arrest, lay hold of
apprehension (n.) 2 conception, grasping by the mind, awareness
apt (adj.) 1 fit, ready, prepared
argue (v.) 1 indicate, betoken, be evidence of
argument (n.) 1 subject of conversation, subject-matter, topic
argument (n.) 3 subject, point, theme, target
argument (n.) 3 subject, point, theme, target
argument (n.) 4 discussion, debate, dialogue
argument (n.) 6 proof, evidence, demonstration
armed (adj.) 2 provided, ready, prepared [for]
armipotent (adj.) mighty in arms, powerful in arms
arrest (v.) 2 seize, take hold of, lay hold upon
art (n.) 1 knowledge, learning, scholarship, science
art (n.) 1 knowledge, learning, scholarship, science
arts-man (n.) man of learning, scholar
aspect (n.) 1 [of a human face] look, appearance, expression
Ates (n.) discord, strife, destruction
athwart (prep.) across
attach (v.) 2 seize, take hold of, grip
attainder (n.) 1 accusation, allegation, denunciation
attaint (v.) 2 taint [by treason], corrupt
attend (v.) 1 await, wait for, expect
attend (v.) 1 await, wait for, expect
attend (v.) 7 listen [to], pay attention [to]
audaciously (adv.) boldly, fearlessly, confidently
audience (n.) 1 hearing, attention, reception
audience (n.) 1 hearing, attention, reception
aught (n.) anything, [with negative word] nothing
aught (n.) anything, [with negative word] nothing
avaunt (int.) begone, go away, be off
awd (adj.) dialect form of ‘old’
badge (n.) 1 outward sign, symbol, mark
bait (v.) 1 harass, persecute, torment
bancrout, bankrout, bankerout (n./adj./v.) bankrupt
bandy (v.) 1 exchange, swap, send to and fro
barbarism (n.) 2 lack of culture, uncivilized ignorance
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.) 3 poor, wretched, of low quality
base (adj.) 4 non-precious, worthless, of low value
base (adj.) 5 low-lying, lowland
base (adj.) 5 low-lying, lowland
base (adj.) 5 low-lying, lowland
bate (v.) 1 abate, modify, lessen
beadle (n.) 2 punisher, chastiser, castigator
beam (n.) 5 large object, huge thing
become (v.) 1 be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
become (v.) 1 be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
become (v.) 2 grace, honour, dignify
bedrid, bed-rid, bedred (adj.) bed-ridden, confined to bed through infirmity
befall (v.), past forms befallen, befell 1 happen, occur, take place, turn out
before (adv.) 1 ahead, in advance
beg (v.) 2 plead to put in care; treat as a fool
beget (v.), past form begot 2 produce, engender, give rise to
beguile (v.) 2 deprive by deception, cheat out of
behalf (n.), especially: in behalf (of) 3 respect, aspect, consideration
behaviour (n.) 2 courtly behaviour, fine manners, etiquette
belike (adv.) probably, presumably, perhaps, so it seems
belike (adv.) probably, presumably, perhaps, so it seems
ben venuto (n.) warm welcome
bend (v.) 1 aim, direct, level, turn
bepray (v.) pray
beseem (v.) befit, be fitting [for], be seemly [for]
beshrew, 'shrew (v.) 2 blame, censure, take to task, wish mischief on
beside (adv.) 4 otherwise, else
best-moving (adj.) most persuasive
betake (v.) 1 go, take oneself off, make one's way
betime (v.) [unclear meaning] betide, befall, be appropriate
bias (n.) 1 [weighting in a bowl causing it to run obliquely] inclination, tendency, leaning
bird-bolt, burbolt (n.) short blunt-headed arrow for shooting birds
bis... cooked twice
bit (n.) morsel, scrap, titbit
blackamoor (n.) black-skinned African, negro
blood (n.) 1 passion, feeling, strong emotion [especially sexual]
blood (n.) 3 man of fire, hot-blooded fellow, spirited youth
blood (n.) 12 colouring, healthy complexion, blushing
blood (v.) bleed, yield blood
blood, in [hunting] full of life, in fine condition
blot (n.) stain, disgrace, blemish
blow (v.) 1 blossom, bloom, flower
blow (v.) 2 deposit eggs [in], pollute, contaminate
blow one's nail / nails twiddle one's thumbs, wait patiently
blown (adj.) 1 in full flower, in its bloom
bodkin (n.) 3 hair-pin, pin-shaped ornament
bold (adj.) 1 confident, certain, sure
bombast, bumbast (n.) wool padding, stuffing; also: high-flown language, empty words
book (n.) 3 Bible, prayer-book
book-man (n.) scholar, student
book-mate (n.) fellow student, scholarly associate
bootless (adj.) useless, worthless, fruitless, unavailing
bosom (n.) 7 depths
bow hand (n.) hand which holds a bow
branch (n.) division, section, part [of an argument]
brass (n.) brazenness, effrontery, impudence
brave (adj.) 1 fine, excellent, splendid, impressive
brave (adj.) 2 noble, worthy, excellent
brawl (n.) type of French dance
brazen (adj.) 1 everlasting, imperishable, impenetrable
break up (v.) 4 cut up, carve
breath (n.) 1 utterance, speech, voice
breath (n.) 1 utterance, speech, voice
breathed (adj.) strong-winded, well-exercised
breed (n.) 3 sort, kind, type
bring (v.) 1 accompany, conduct, escort
brooch (n.) jewel, ornament
brook (v.) 1 endure, tolerate, put up with
brow (n.) 1 appearance, aspect, countenance
brow (n.) 1 appearance, aspect, countenance
brow (n.) 4 forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]
brow (n.) 4 forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]
brow (n.) 4 forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]
brow (n.) 4 forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]
brow (n.) 4 forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]
brow (n.) 4 forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]
brow (n.) 4 forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]
butt-shaft (n.) blunt-headed arrow
by (adv.) 1 near by, close at hand
canary (v.) dance in the style of the canary
canon (n.) 1 law, decree, rule
canzonet (n.) poem, short song
capacity (n.) intelligence, understanding, capability
caper (v.) 2 dance with joy, leap with delight
capon (n.) 1 chicken, castrated cockerel [bred for eating]
captivate (v.) make captive, capture, imprison
career (n.) 1 [of a horse in a combat] charge, gallop, course
carnation (adj.) flesh-coloured, pink [as of carnations]
carriage (n.) 1 bearing, demeanour, manner of behaviour
carriage (n.) 1 bearing, demeanour, manner of behaviour
carriage (n.) 1 bearing, demeanour, manner of behaviour
carry it (away) [from a falconry term ‘to fly away with the game’] win the day, have the advantage, succeed
carry-tale (n.) tell-tale, tale-bearer
carve (v.) 1 be a generous hostess; or: speak in a charmingly affected way
carve (v.) 5 cut up meat at table
case (n.) 8 mask, disguise, covering
case (n.) 8 mask, disguise, covering
catastrophe (n.) 1 conclusion, end-point, expiration
catastrophe (n.) 2 denouement, final event in a drama
caudle (n.) type of medicinal warm gruel, potion
cause (n.) 4 affair, business, subject
cause (n.) 6 [duelling] one of the situations or grounds set out in the code of honour which justifies a duel
certes (adv.) certainly, assuredly, without doubt
challenge (v.) 1 demand as a right, claim, call for, insist on
challenge (v.) 1 demand as a right, claim, call for, insist on
change (n.) 5 [dancing] round, turn
change (v.) 1 exchange, trade
change (v.) 1 exchange, trade
chapman (n.) trader, merchant, dealer
charge (v.) 5 attack, assail, storm
charge-house (n.) school, college
chide (v.), past form chid 1 scold, rebuke, reprove
chide (v.), past form chid 1 scold, rebuke, reprove
child, with bulging out
chirrah (int.) [unclear usage; perhaps attempting a greeting in Greek] sirrah
choice (adj.) 2 appropriate, fitting, well-chosen
choler (n.) anger, rage, wrath
chuck (n.) chicken, chick [usually as a term of endearment]
chuck (n.) chicken, chick [usually as a term of endearment]
cipher (n.) figure nought, nonentity, mere nothing
cittern-head (n.) [term of abuse] cittern [type of guitar] with a grotesquely carved head
claw (v.) 1 flatter, preen, set off
clean-timbered (adj.) well-built, clean-limbed
clepe (v.), past form clept [archaism] call, name, style
clip (v.) 3 cut short, abbreviate, curtail
closely (adv.) 1 secretly, covertly, privately
close-stool (n.) chamber pot enclosed in a stool, privy
clout (n.) 2 [archery] pin fixing a target, cloth patch at the centre of a target; mark, bull
cockle (n.) 1 variety of weed, darnel
cockled (adj.) having a shell
codpiece, cod-piece (n.) 1 cloth case or pocket worn by a man at the front of breeches or hose; also: what it contains
cog (v.) 2 cheat, swindle, hoodwink, wheedle
collier (n.) coalman, coal-vendor
collusion (n.) malapropism for ‘allusion’
colour (n.) 1 pretext, pretence
colourable (adj.) capable of being interpreted in many ways, conveniently plausible
colours (n.) 1 battle-flags, ensigns, standards, banners
colt (n.) 2 whore, wanton, lascivious thing
come home rebound, come back [on]
come upon (v.) approach, descend on
comfort (v.) 3 have pity on, console, relieve
commend (v.) 1 convey greetings, present kind regards
commend (v.) 2 commit, entrust, hand over
commend (v.) 2 commit, entrust, hand over
commend (v.) 2 commit, entrust, hand over
commend (v.) 4 praise, admire, extol
commixture (n.) 2 complexion, mingling of colour
common (adj.) 1 average, usual, general, ordinary
common (n.) 6 public property, common land, open pasture
commonweal, commonwealth (n.) state, nation, community, body politic
commonweal, commonwealth (n.) state, nation, community, body politic
comparison (n.) 2 jibing allusion, scoffing analogy
competitor (n.) 1 partner, associate, colleague
compile (v.) compose, create in writing
complete, compleat (adj.) 1 accomplished, consummate, thorough
complexion (n.) 1 appearance, look, colouring
complexion (n.) 3 natural trait, disposition, temperament, nature
complexion (n.) 3 natural trait, disposition, temperament, nature
compliment, complement (n.) 1 example of good manners, instance of proper behaviour
compliment, complement (n.) 1 example of good manners, instance of proper behaviour
compliment, complement (n.) 2 ceremony, etiquette, protocol
con (v.) 1 learn by heart, commit to memory
conceit (n.) 1 imagination, fancy, wit
conceit (n.) 1 imagination, fancy, wit
conceit (n.) 1 imagination, fancy, wit
conceit (n.) 3 understanding, intelligence, apprehension
concern (v.) 2 be of importance, be of concern
condign (adj.) deserving, well-deserved, fitting
condition (n.) 1 disposition, temper, mood, character
conference (n.) 1 conversation, talk, discourse
confound (v.) 1 destroy, overthrow, ruin
confound (v.) 1 destroy, overthrow, ruin
congratulate (v.) salute, pay respects to
congruent (adj.) fitting, apt, suitable
congruent (adj.) fitting, apt, suitable
consent (n.) 1 agreement, accord, unanimity, compact
consonant (n.) little thing, nonentity
consort (v.) accompany, attend, go with
consort (v.) accompany, attend, go with
construe (v.) 1 interpret, take, understand
contempts (n.) malapropism for ‘contents’
content (n.) 4 substance, matter, meaning
content (v.) 1 please, gratify, delight, satisfy
continent (adj.) 2 restrictive, constraining, enforcing restraint
continent (n.) 1 embodiment, summation, digest
converse (n.) conversation, discourse, interaction
converse (v.) associate, keep company
convince (v.) 3 establish, prove, demonstrate
copper (n.) coin made of copper
cormorant (adj.) greedy, insatiable, all-devouring
corner-cap (n.) cap with (three) corners, mortar-board
correction (n.) punishment, retribution, rebuke
costard (n.) [jocular: large kind of apple] head
counsel (n.) 6 confidential matter, private communication
count (v.) account, consider, regard
countenance, out of 1 disconcerted, abashed
countenance, out of 2 into a disconcerted state
countenance, out of 2 into a disconcerted state
countenance, put in make one feel comfortable, encourage
couplement (n.) couple, pair
course (n.) 1 course of action, way of proceeding
course (v.) 1 chase, hunt, pursue
courtesy, cur'sy, curtsy (n.) 1 courteous service, polite behaviour, good manners
courtesy, cur'sy, curtsy (n.) 2 curtsy, bow, gesture of respect
courtship (n.) court life, courtliness; also: wooing, courting
coxcomb (n.) 2 fool's head, fool, simpleton
crab (n.) crab-apple, sour apple
crab (n.) crab-apple, sour apple
crack (n.) 1 flaw, defect, deficiency
crack (v.) 5 boast, trumpet, crow [about]
crave (v.) 1 beg, entreat, request
crave (v.) 2 need, demand, require
credit (n.) 3 reputation, name, standing, honour
critic (adj.) censorious, carping, fault-finding
cross (n.) 3 coin [referring to the cross stamped on some types of coin]
cross (v.) 1 prevent, thwart, forestall
cross (v.) 1 prevent, thwart, forestall
cross (v.) 2 contradict, challenge, go against
crown (n.) 1 type of coin [usually bearing the imprint of a monarch's crown]
cuckold (n.) [mocking name] man with an unfaithful wife
cuckoo-bud (n.) [unclear meaning] type of flower, perhaps chosen because its name resembles ‘cuckold’; or: buttercup
cull (v.) select, pick out, choose
culled (adj.) chosen, picked, selected
curate (n.) parish priest, parson
curious-knotted (adj.) with intricate patterns of flower-beds
curst (adj.) 1 bad-tempered, quarrelsome, shrewish, cross
dainty (adj.) 3 fastidious, scrupulous, refined, particular
dainty (n.) 1 delight, choice pleasure
dally (v.) 1 deal lightly, play about, tease
damask (adj./n.) light-red, pink [colour of the damask rose]
damosella (n.) damsel, young maiden
Dan, Don (n.) [don, short form of Latin ‘dominus’] master, sir
dark (adj.) 3 undivulged, secret, unrevealed
darkly (adv.) 3 obscurely, cryptically, enigmatically
dart (v.) hurl like an arrow
dash (v.) 1 cast down, daunt, dishearten
dash (v.) 3 frustrate, spoil, ruin
daw (n.) 2 jackdaw [without any implication]
deaf (v.) deafen
dear (adj.) 1 dire, grievous, hard
dear (adj.) 3 of great worth, valuable, precious
dear (adj.) 4 expensive, costly
dear (adj.) 6 heartfelt, earnest, zealous
dear (adj.) 6 heartfelt, earnest, zealous
dear (adj.) 6 heartfelt, earnest, zealous
debate (n.) quarrel, wrangling, strife
define (v.) 2 explain, elucidate, clarify
degree (n.) 1 rank, station, standing
deliver (v.) 4 hand over, convey, commit to the keeping [of someone]
deliver (v.) 6 be born, bring forth
deny (v.) 2 refuse, decline, scorn
deny (v.) 4 disown, disavow, renounce
depart withal (v.) surrender, give up
descry (v.) 2 find out, detect, discover
desert, desart (n.) 1 deserving, due recompense, right
design (n.) 1 undertaking, purpose, enterprise
design (n.) 1 undertaking, purpose, enterprise
desire (v.) 1 request, wish, ask [for]
deuce-ace (n.) [gambling] two and one
device (n.) 2 plan, scheme, intention
device (n.) 10 show, performance, production
devise (v.) 2 invent, imagine, make up [an account]
devout (adj.) serious, devoted, committed
dey-woman, day-woman (n.) dairy-maid
Dick (n.) low fellow, jack-in-office
digest, disgest (v.) 5 endure, brook, put up with
dignity (n.) 1 worth, nobleness, excellence
digression (n.) transgression, moral deviation, lapse in proper behaviour
disgrace (n.) 2 disfigurement, marring
dishclout (n.) dishcloth, rag
dismasked (adj.) unmasked, with mask removed
dispatch, despatch (n.) 1 settlement of business, sorting out of affairs
dispatch, despatch (n.) 1 settlement of business, sorting out of affairs
dispense with (v.) 3 gain exemption from, set aside, dissolve
disposed (adj.) 4 inclined to be merry, feeling playful
disposed (adj.) 4 inclined to be merry, feeling playful
dispraise (n.) disparagement, censure, reproach
doctrine (n.) 2 precept, lesson
dominator (n.) ruler, lord, sovereign
dominical (n.) [liturgy] letter printed prominently so as to identify the Sundays in the church year
dote (v.) become deranged, behave foolishly
double (adj.) 2 forked, divided
doubt (n.) 1 suspicion, apprehension
downright (adv.) 2 outright, totally, utterly
dread (adj.) 1 revered, deeply honoured, held in awe
dread (adj.) 2 frightening, terrifying, fearful
dry (adj.) 1 barren, arid, yielding no result
dry-beaten (adj.) bruised, soundly beaten
duello (n.) established duelling code
durance (n.) 1 confinement, imprisonment, incarceration
duty (n.) 2 reverence, due respect, proper attitude
ebon (adj.) 1 ebony, black
egma (n.) malapropism for ‘enigma’
elder (n.) 1 senior, superior
elegancy (n.) elegance
embassage, ambassage (n.) message, errand, business, mission
embassy (n.) 1 message [especially via an ambassador]
embassy (n.) 2 ambassadorial role, function as ambassador
employment (n.) 1 task, service, commission
encounter (n.) 5 skirmish, assault, engagement
end (n.) 1 purpose, aim, design
enforce (v.) 4 gain by force, exact
enfranchise (v.) set free, liberate
enfreedom (v.) make free, liberate
enlargement (n.) 1 release, liberation, freeing
enrol (v.) record, register, legally enter
enter (n.) entrance, entering, arrival
entitle, intitle (v.) have a rightful claim [to]
entitule, intitule (v.) 1 entitle, grace with the name of
envious (adj.) malicious, spiteful, vindictive, full of enmity
epithet (n.) turn of phrase, expression
epithet (n.) turn of phrase, expression
epitheton (n.) epithet, adjective, description
equal (adj.) 1 fair, equitable, evenhanded
erewhile (adv.) a short time ago, a while before
ergo (adv.) therefore
eruption (n.) 2 outburst of merriment, sally of wit
estate (n.) 3 degree of rank, place in life, type of person
estimation (n.) 1 esteem, respect, reputation
Ethiop, Ethiope (adj./n.) Ethiopian, African, person with a dark countenance
example (v.) 2 exemplify, illustrate
example (v.) 3 act as a precedent for
example (v.) 4 justify, defend, vindicate
exchange (n.) 1 change, transposition
excrement (n.) outgrowth [of hair]
execute (v.) 1 carry out, fulfil, perform
exhale (v.) 1 cause to flow, draw out, draw up
expect (v.) await, wait for
expositor (n.) expounder, explainer, interpreter
extemporal (adj.) extempore, unplanned, improvised
extemporal (adj.) extempore, unplanned, improvised
extravagant (adj.) vagrant, straying, roaming
eyne (n.) [archaism] eyes
face (n.) 1 appearance, outward show, look
face (n.) 2 representation, image; skull
fadge (v.) 1 succeed, be suitable, turn out well
fain (adv.) gladly, willingly
fain (adv.) gladly, willingly
fair (adj.) 1 handsome, good-looking, beautiful
fair (adj.) 6 plausible, flattering, seductive
fair (adj.) 9 favourable, unobstructed, clear
fair (n.) 1 fair face, beauty
fair (n.) 1 fair face, beauty
fairing (n.) gift, present
falchion (n.) curved broadsword
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
falsely (adv.) treacherously, deceitfully, dishonestly
familiar (n.) 1 close friend, intimate associate
familiar (n.) 2 attendant spirit, personal demon
fanatical (adj.) extravagant, flamboyant, over-the-top
fancy (n.) 6 fancifulness, flamboyance, showiness
fantastical (adj.) 1 fanciful, imaginative, full of wild ideas
farborough (n.) malapropism for ‘thirdborough’ [= parish officer]
fare (v.) 1 get on, manage, do, cope
fare ... well
fare ... well
fare ... well
fast and loose type of cheating game [in which people bet on whether the end of a coiled rope is fastened or not]; not playing fairly
fast and loose type of cheating game [in which people bet on whether the end of a coiled rope is fastened or not]; not playing fairly
fasting (adj.) caused by abstinence, hunger-induced
father (n.) 3 father of the Church, early Christian writer
father (n.) 3 father of the Church, early Christian writer
Fauste... I pray, Faustus, when all the cattle ruminate in the cool shade
favour (n.) 1 [facial] appearance, countenance, features, looks
favour (n.) 1 [facial] appearance, countenance, features, looks
favour (n.) 5 mark of favour, gift, token [often a love-token]
favour (n.) 5 mark of favour, gift, token [often a love-token]
favour (n.) 5 mark of favour, gift, token [often a love-token]
favour (n.) 5 mark of favour, gift, token [often a love-token]
favour (n.) 5 mark of favour, gift, token [often a love-token]
fellow (n.) 4 servant, attendant, hireling
festinately (adv.) quickly, speedily, in a hurry
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.) 3 field officer, general
field (n.) 4 wasteland, wilderness
field (n.) 4 wasteland, wilderness
field (n.) 4 wasteland, wilderness
fierce (adj.) 1 ardent, active, vigorous
figure (n.) 2 figure of speech, device, piece of rhetoric
figure (n.) 2 figure of speech, device, piece of rhetoric
figure (n.) 2 figure of speech, device, piece of rhetoric
figure (n.) 2 figure of speech, device, piece of rhetoric
filed (adj.) refined, smooth, polished
fill up (v.) 1 equal, measure, make the sum of
fire-new (adj.) fresh from the fire, brand-new, freshly minted
fit (adj.) 1 suited, fitting, appropriate
fit (v.) 7 employ, use, make serve
fit it harmonize, go well together
flap-dragon (n.) tiny sweetmeat, small cake
flask (n.) powder-flask, case for carrying gunpowder
flatter up (v.) pamper, indulge, mollycoddle
flattery (n.) pleasing plausibility, gratifying deception, self-delusion
fleer (v.) jeer, grin scornfully, laugh mockingly
fleet (adj.) swift, nimble, active
flourish (n.) 2 [of language] eloquence, fine words, rhetorical embellishment
flourish (n.) 2 [of language] eloquence, fine words, rhetorical embellishment
flout (n.) insult, jibe, taunt
flout (n.) insult, jibe, taunt
flout (n.) insult, jibe, taunt
fool (n.) 1 [term of endearment or pity] dear, darling, innocent creature
forage (n.) preying, raging
forbear (v.) 1 stop, cease, desist
forbear (v.) 1 stop, cease, desist
forbear (v.) 1 stop, cease, desist
force (v.) 1 hesitate, scruple, care for
force, of necessarily, of necessity, whether one will or not
forerun (v.) forecast, foreshadow, be the precursor of
foresaid (adj.) aforesaid
forestall (v.) 1 prevent, stop, intercept, waylay
form (n.) 1 image, likeness, shape
form (n.) 1 image, likeness, shape
form (n.) 2 imprinted shape, impressed image
form (n.) 3 pattern, shaping, outcome, order
form (n.) 5 way of behaving, behaviour, code of conduct
form (n.) 5 way of behaving, behaviour, code of conduct
form (n.) 6 formal procedure, due process, formality
form (n.) 11 bench
forsooth (adv.) in truth, certainly, truly, indeed
forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forswore 1 swear falsely, perjure [oneself], break one's word
forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forswore 1 swear falsely, perjure [oneself], break one's word
forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forswore 1 swear falsely, perjure [oneself], break one's word
forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forswore 1 swear falsely, perjure [oneself], break one's word
forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forswore 1 swear falsely, perjure [oneself], break one's word
forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forswore 1 swear falsely, perjure [oneself], break one's word
forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forswore 1 swear falsely, perjure [oneself], break one's word
forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forswore 1 swear falsely, perjure [oneself], break one's word
forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forswore 1 swear falsely, perjure [oneself], break one's word
forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forswore 1 swear falsely, perjure [oneself], break one's word
forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forswore 1 swear falsely, perjure [oneself], break one's word
forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forswore 1 swear falsely, perjure [oneself], break one's word
forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forswore 2 abandon, renounce, reject, give up
forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forswore 2 abandon, renounce, reject, give up
forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forswore 2 abandon, renounce, reject, give up
forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forswore 3 deny, repudiate, refuse to admit
frame (n.) 3 order, definite form, regular shape
frame (v.) 1 fashion, make, form, create
free (adj.) 1 liberal, lavish, generous
free (adj.) 1 liberal, lavish, generous
friend (n.) 1 lover, sweetheart, suitor
friend (n.) 1 lover, sweetheart, suitor
fright (v.), past form frighted frighten, scare, terrify
fright (v.), past form frighted frighten, scare, terrify
fructify (v.) bear fruit, become fruitful
gait (n.) 1 manner of walking, bearing, movement
gait (n.) 1 manner of walking, bearing, movement
gall (n.) 1 bile [reputed for its bitterness]
gall (n.) 5 sore, pain, painful spot
gallant (n.) 1 fine gentleman, man of fashion
gallant (n.) 1 fine gentleman, man of fashion
gallant (n.) 1 fine gentleman, man of fashion
gallant (n.) 1 fine gentleman, man of fashion
gallows (n.) someone who deserves to be hanged
game (n.) 1 hunting practice, sporting routine
gamester (n.) 1 gambler, adventurer
gardon (n.) error for ‘guerdon’ [= reward]
gaudy (adj.) 1 bright, brilliant, shining
gear (n.) 4 attire, dress, clothes
geld (v.), past forms gelded, gelt 2 deprive, strip, dispossess
general (adj.) 1 common, of everyone, public
generous (adj.) well-bred, mannerly, noble-minded
gentility (n.) 2 good manners, polite behaviour
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
gentle (adj.) 3 refined, discriminating, sophisticated
gentle (adj.) 6 soft, tender, kind
gentle (adj.) 6 soft, tender, kind
gentle (n.) 2 (plural) ladies and gentlemen, gentlefolk
gentle (n.) 3 (plural) gentlemen
gentleness (n.) 1 nobility, good breeding, courtesy
gibing (adj.) scoffing, taunting, jeering
gig (n.) spinning-top
gig (n.) spinning-top
gilt (adj.) 1 coated, glazed
glass (n.) 1 mirror, looking-glass
glass (n.) 1 mirror, looking-glass
glass (v.) enclose in glass
glory (n.) 2 boastful spirit, vaingloriousness
gloss (n.) 3 marginal comment, superficial wordplay
go over (v.) read through, look over
gone (adj.) lost, ruined, brought down
good (adj.) 3 kind, friendly, sympathetic
goodman (adj.) 1 title for a person under the rank of gentleman, yeoman
goodman (adj.) 1 title for a person under the rank of gentleman, yeoman
goodman (adj.) 1 title for a person under the rank of gentleman, yeoman
goose (n.) 1 prostitute, whore
goose (n.) 1 prostitute, whore
grace (n.) 4 gracefulness, charm, elegance
grace (n.) 4 gracefulness, charm, elegance
grace (n.) 5 favour, good will
grace (n.) 8 means of salvation, divine favour
grace (n.) 9 grace before meals, prayer of thanksgiving
grace (v.) 1 favour, add merit to, do honour to
grace (v.) 1 favour, add merit to, do honour to
grandam (n.) grandmother
gratify (v.) 2 please, oblige, favour
gravity (n.) 1 respectability, authority, dignified position
gravity (n.) 1 respectability, authority, dignified position
greasily (adv.) indecently, smuttily, in a vulgar way
green (adj.) 1 fresh, recent, new
gross (adj.) 2 large, big, huge
gross (adj.) 3 whole, total, entire
gross (adj.) 6 bad, inferior, poor
gross (adj.) 7 coarse, vulgar, unrefined
gross, by / by the in large quantities, wholesale
ground (n.) 2 foundation, basis, root
guard (n.) 5 trimming, trapping, adornment
guerdon (n.) [pron: 'gerdn] reward, recompense
habit (n.) 1 dress, clothing, costume
habit (n.) 1 dress, clothing, costume
habit (n.) 3 behaviour, bearing, demeanour
hackney (n.) prostitute, harlot, whore
half-cheek (n.) profile, side-view
hands, of all on every side
hap (n.) 2 luck, chance, accident
happy (adj.) 4 well-chosen, felicitous, fitting
hard (adj.) 1 strong, tough, powerful
hard (adj.) 1 strong, tough, powerful
hard-a-keeping (adj.) too hard to keep
harper (n.) harpist, minstrel
haud... I don't believe it
haunt (v.) 1 frequent, visit habitually
have at [someone] [said at the start of a fencing attack or other confrontation] I come at, let me at [a person]
hay (n.) 2 type of winding country dance
head, of the first [of deer] with antlers first developed
hearken after (v.) 2 hanker for, be attracted to
heavy (adj.) 1 sorrowful, sad, gloomy
heavy (adj.) 1 sorrowful, sad, gloomy
heavy (adj.) 1 sorrowful, sad, gloomy
heavy (adj.) 1 sorrowful, sad, gloomy
heavy (adj.) 6 tedious, tiresome, uninteresting
hedge-priest (n.) [contemptuous] roadside cleric, uneducated priest
heed (n.) 2 that which one heeds; or: guardian
heroical (adj.) 1 heroic
hest (n.) command, behest, order
hide (v.) disregard, overlook, put out of sight
Hiems (n.) winter [personified]
high-born (adj.) noble, lofty, grand
hight (v.) [archaism] is called
hight (v.) [archaism] is called
hind (n.) 1 boor, fellow, rustic, peasant
hit (v.) 1 hit the mark with, get at, reach
hit it words of a song refrain [used in LL IV.i.126]
hobby-horse (n.) 1 harlot, whore, prostitute
hogshead (n.) large cask, barrel [of wine]
hold (v.) 1 keep, maintain, observe
home (adv.) 2 into the heart of the enemy, to the target
honest (adj.) 2 honourable, respectable, upright
horn (n.) 2 horned beast
hornbook, horn-book (n.) [teaching device] leaf of paper, protected by a piece of thin horn, showing the letters of the alphabet and other information
hose (n.) [pair of] breeches
house-keeping (n.) hospitality, maintaining a welcoming household
humble (adj.) 1 polite, well-mannered, civil
humble-bee (n.) bumble-bee
humble-visaged (adj.) with humble faces
humorous (adj.) 1 capricious, moody, temperamental
humour (n.) 1 mood, disposition, frame of mind, temperament [as determined by bodily fluids]
humour (n.) 1 mood, disposition, frame of mind, temperament [as determined by bodily fluids]
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 (v.) like the mood of, find enjoyable, indulge
idle (adj.) 1 useless, barren, worthless
idle (adj.) 3 foolish, stupid, empty-headed
idle (adj.) 5 trifling, unimportant, trivial
ill (adj.) 1 bad, adverse, unfavourable
ill (adj.) 6 unskilful, inexpert, unskilled
ill (adv.) 1 badly, adversely, unfavourably
ill (adv.) 1 badly, adversely, unfavourably
ill (adv.) 1 badly, adversely, unfavourably
ill (adv.) 2 imperfectly, poorly, to ill effect
ill (n.) 1 wrong, injury, harm, evil
ill (n.) 1 wrong, injury, harm, evil
ill (n.) 1 wrong, injury, harm, evil
illustrate (adj.) illustrious, resplendant, renowned
illustrate (adj.) illustrious, resplendant, renowned
immured (adj.) walled up, enclosed, confined
immured (adj.) walled up, enclosed, confined
imp (n.) child, scion, son
imp (n.) child, scion, son
impatient (adj.) 2 frustrated, restless, eagerly longing
imperator (n.) emperor, absolute ruler, sovereign
import (v.) 2 be of importance to, concern, matter to
importunate (adj.) persistent, pressing, insistent
importune (v.) 2 beg [for], ask persistently [for]
impotent (adj.) helpless, powerless, decrepit
impress (v.) 2 imprint, engrave, stamp [as by a seal]
impudency (n.) impudence, effrontery, presumption
in (prep.) 2 in the same situation
in via in way
incensed (adj.) inflamed, angered, enraged
incision (n.) blood-letting
incline (v.) turn, be disposed, desire
inconsiderate (n.) unthinking person, ignorant being
incony (adj.) fine, darling, rare
incony (adj.) fine, darling, rare
indite (v.) 1 write, compose, set down
indubitate (adj.) certain, undoubted, undeniable
indue, endue (v.) 1 endow, furnish, provide
industry (n.) 3 laborious gallantry, assiduity in service to a lady
infallible (adj.) unquestionable, definite, certain
infamonize (v.) brand with infamy, defame
ingenious (adj.) 1 alert, fully conscious, intelligent, capable
inherit (v.) 1 receive, obtain, come into possession [of]
inherit (v.) 1 receive, obtain, come into possession [of]
inheritor (n.) owner, possessor, acquirer
inkle (n.) kind of linen tape, yarn
insanie (n.) frenzy, madness, lunacy
insert again put in place of, substitute [with]
insinuate (v.) 4 turn, introduce [to], instil [with]
insinuation (n.) 1 beginning, instilling, suggestion
insociable (adj.) 1 unsociable, lacking the benefits of society
insociable (adj.) 2 intolerable, impossible to associate with
instance (n.) 4 moment, point in time
intellect (n.) purport, meaning, contents
intent (n.) intention, purpose, aim
intent (n.) intention, purpose, aim
intent (n.) intention, purpose, aim
interim (n.) interval, break, interlude
intimate (v.) refer to, communicate, inform of
intimation (n.) intrusion, expression, suggestion
invention (n.) 1 inventiveness, imagination, creative faculty
invention (n.) 1 inventiveness, imagination, creative faculty
inward (adj.) 2 secret, private, undisclosed
jangle (v.) wrangle, squabble, argue
jerk (n.) stroke, thrust, sally
jew (n.) [unclear meaning] jewel; juvenal; Jew
jig (n.) lively song; frivolous dance
jig off (v.) sing in the style of a jig
juvenal (n.) youth, young man
juvenal (n.) youth, young man
keel (v.) cool
keep (v.) 1 lodge, live, dwell
keep (v.) 2 stay within, remain inside
kersey (adj.) plain, simple, ordinary
knave (n.) 3 boy, lad, fellow
knavish (adj.) rascally, mischievous, roguish
lady-smock (n.) cuckoo-flower
land (n.) 2 lawn, soil, ground
large, at 2 in general, as a whole
last (v.) remain, stay, persist as
late (adj.) 1 recent, not long past
late, of recently, a little while ago
laus... God be praised, I understand good
lay (v.) 12 wager, stake, bet
leaden (adj.) 2 heavy, dull, spiritless
least, at the at the lowest estimate, at any rate
leer (v.) look sideways, cast a side glance, smile disarmingly
lege... read, master
l'envoy (n.) explanation, exposition, address
letter (n.) 2 lettering, written form
letter, affect the practise alliteration
lettered (adj.) learned, literate, educated
liable (adj.) 3 fitting, apt, suitable
libbard (n.) leopard
liberal (adj.) 3 free-and-easy, unrestrained
liberal (adj.) 5 noble, tasteful, refined
lie (v.) 1 live, dwell, reside, lodge
light (adj.) 1 promiscuous, licentious, immoral, wanton
light (adj.) 1 promiscuous, licentious, immoral, wanton
light (adj.) 1 promiscuous, licentious, immoral, wanton
light (adj.) 2 joyful, merry, light-hearted
light (adj.) 6 facile, frivolous, of no consequence
like of (v.) admire, enjoy, derive pleasure from
lisp (v.) 1 talk in an affected way, speak with affectation
liver (n.) 1 part of the body thought to be at the seat of the passions [especially sexual desire]
loggerhead (n.) blockhead, numbskull, dolt
loose (adj.) 1 casual, lax, careless
loose (adj.) 3 flirtatious, unconstrained, uninhibited
loose (n.) [archery] moment of release, crucial point
love (v.) 1 be friend to, be attractive to
love-feat (n.) act of courtship, exploit prompted by love
low-spirited (adj.) ignoble, abject, cowardly
lustre (n.) 2 gleam, glimmer, flash
maculate (adj.) impure, spotted, stained
mad (adj.) 1 wild, uncontrollable, excitable, high-spirited
madcap (adj.) reckless, impulsive, wildly behaved
magnificent (adj.) grand, stately, majestic
mail (n.) 2 wallet, pouch, travel bag
maintain (v.) 1 defend, justify, support
majestical (adj.) 1 majestic, regal, kingly
majestical (adj.) 2 grand, stately
make one join in the action, take part
malmsey (n.) variety of strong sweet red wine
manage (n.) 4 gallop at full speed
manager (n.) employer, user, handler
manner (n.) 5 fashion, usage, custom
manner (n.) 6 [legal] act, work, deed
manu... with a ready hand
margent (n.) 2 margin, edge, border
mark (n.) 1 target, goal, aim
mark (n.) 3 shot at a target
mark (v.) 1 note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
mark (v.) 1 note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
mark (v.) 1 note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
mark (v.) 1 note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
mark (v.) 1 note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
marking (n.) noting, notice, attending [to]
marvellous (adv.) very, extremely, exceedingly
marvellous (adv.) very, extremely, exceedingly
matter (n.) 4 affair(s), business, real issue
matter (n.) 7 pus, discharge, fluid [from a wound]
mean (adj.) 4 average, moderate, middling
mean (n.) 11 middle-part singer, tenor, alto
meanly (adv.) 2 tolerably, moderately well, well enough
measurable (adj.) fitting, apt, suitable
measure (n.) 1 extent, size, amount, quantity, mass
measure (n.) 8 slow stately dance, graceful movement
measure (n.) 8 slow stately dance, graceful movement
measure (v.) 1 pass through, travel over, traverse
meed (n.) 1 reward, prize, recompense
meet (adj.) 1 fit, suitable, right, proper
mend (v.) 1 amend, improve, make better, put right
mere (adj.) 1 complete, total, absolute, utter
mere (adj.) 1 complete, total, absolute, utter
merit (n.) 1 desert, deserving, inner worth
mess (n.) 1 company, group, gang of four
mess (n.) 1 company, group, gang of four
mete (v.) 2 aim, level
metheglin (n.) [mi'theglin] strong spiced Welsh mead
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
minnow (n.) [variety of fish] insignificant object
minority (n.) under-age period, earlier youth, childhood
minstrelsy (n.) 2 court singer
misbecome (v.) appear unbecoming to, be unseemly to
miscarry (v.) 4 be scarce, fail, become unproductive
miscarry (v.) 5 [of letters] go astray, fall into the wrong hands
misdoubt (v.) 1 distrust, suspect, have misgivings about
misprision (n.) 1 mistake, error, misunderstanding, misconception
mistake (v.) 3 wrongly deliver, take to the wrong person
mistake (v.) 3 wrongly deliver, take to the wrong person
mock (n.) 1 act of mockery, mocking remark, derisive action, scornful irony
mock (n.) 1 act of mockery, mocking remark, derisive action, scornful irony
mock (n.) 1 act of mockery, mocking remark, derisive action, scornful irony
mockery (adj.) mocking, derisive
monarcho (n.) vain hanger-on at court, pretentious absurdity
moonshine in the water nothing, a thing of naught
more (adj.) 2 older
morn (n.) morning, dawn
morrow (n.) morning
mortified (adj.) 2 dead to earthly pleasures, insensible to worldly desires
mote (n.) speck of dust, tiny particle, trifle
motion (n.) 1 inner movement, inward prompting, natural impulse, imagining
motion (n.) 7 act of moving, movement, stirring
move (v.) 3 encourage, instigate, prompt
much (adv.) 2 very largely, to a great extent
mumble-news (n.) tale-bearer, tattler, gossip
mustachio (n.) moustache
mutiny (n.) 1 riot, civil disturbance, state of discord
naked (adj.) 5 bare, austere, unfurnished
native (adj.) 1 natural, habitual, normal
native (adv.) in a natural way
ne... do you understand, sir?
neglect (v.) 1 cause to be neglected
neighbour (adj.) 1 neighbouring, nearby, adjacent
new-devised (adj.) newfangled, freshly invented
nice (adj.) 1 fastidious, particular, fussy, overscrupulous
nice (adj.) 2 fine, precise, particular, subtle
nice (adj.) 9 lustful, lecherous, lascivious, wanton
nickname (v.) invent names for, misname
nit (n.) little fellow; shrimp, gnat
nominate (v.) 1 name, specify, designate [as]
nominate (v.) 1 name, specify, designate [as]
nomination (n.) 1 naming, mention, reference
note (n.) 7 reputation, distinction, standing
note (n.) 12 reproach, stigma, mark of disgrace
notice (n.) 1 information, intelligence, notification
novi... I know the man as well as I know you
novum (n.) game of dice in which throws of nine and five were significant
number (n.) 1 (plural) verses, lines
number (n.) 1 (plural) verses, lines
number (n.) 1 (plural) verses, lines
number (n.) 1 (plural) verses, lines
numbering (n.) estimation, evaluation, assessment
O (n.) 3 spot, pimple
obscene (adj.) disgusting, offensive, repulsive
occasion (n.) 1 circumstance, opportunity
occasion (n.) 1 circumstance, opportunity
odd (adj.) 1 eccentric, peculiar, unusual
odoriferous (adj.) odorous, sweet-smelling, fragrant
office (n.) 2 role, position, place, function
office (n.) 2 role, position, place, function
oft (adv.) often
oft (adv.) often
omne... all's well
opinion (n.) 5 arrogance, self-conceit, hubris
opposition (n.) 1 presenting for combat, contesting, encounter
orthography (n.) 2 correct spelling
osier (n.) willow
ostentation (n.) 1 public show, display, exhibition
ostentation (n.) 3 pretentiousness, false show, showing off
out (adv.) 1 in error, at fault, wrong
out (adv.) 2 at a loss, put out, nonplussed; unable to remember one's lines
out (adv.) 2 at a loss, put out, nonplussed; unable to remember one's lines
out of (prep.) 3 outside of
outface (v.) 2 put down, overcome, put to shame
outswear (v.) 1 conquer by swearing, swear to do without
outwear (v.) 1 wear away, spend, pass
over-eye (v.) watch, observe; or: look too much at
overgo (v.) 2 travel through, pass over, traverse
overhear (v.) hear told over, hear again
overparted (adj.) unequal to the part, having too difficult a part to play
overshoot (v.) 1 [miss a target by shooting too high] go astray in aim, wide of the mark
overshoot (v.) 1 [miss a target by shooting too high] go astray in aim, wide of the mark
oversway (v.) prevail upon, override, overturn
owe (v.) 1 own, possess, have
owe (v.) 1 own, possess, have
pained (adj.) tormented, distressed, persecuted
painful (adj.) 1 painstaking, diligent, laborious
painfully (adv.) diligently, taking great pains
painted (adj.) 2 unreal, artificial, superficial
painting (n.) 1 cosmetics, paint [for the face], beautifying
painting (n.) 1 cosmetics, paint [for the face], beautifying
pair-taunt-like (adv.) like a winning hand in the card game ‘post and pair’
pap (n.) teat, nipple
parcel (n.) 3 small group, company, party
pardon (n.) permission, consent, approval
parfect (v.) malapropism probably for ‘perform’ or ‘present’
paritor (n.) summoning officer for an ecclesiastical court
parle, parley (v.) 2 talk, discuss, enter into conversation
parle, parley (v.) 2 talk, discuss, enter into conversation
part (n.) 1 quality, attribute, gift, accomplishment [of mind or body]
part (n.) 1 quality, attribute, gift, accomplishment [of mind or body]
part (n.) 4 action, conduct, behaviour
part (v.) 2 divide, share, split up
part (v.) 4 distinguish between, differentiate
parti-coated (adj.) motley, of many forms
party (n.) 5 person, fellow
party (n.) 5 person, fellow
pass (v.) 1 surpass, go beyond, outdo
pass (v.) 15 represent, impersonate, perform
passado (n.) forward thrust, lunge
passion (n.) 1 powerful feeling, overpowering emotion [often opposed to ‘reason’]
passion (n.) 1 powerful feeling, overpowering emotion [often opposed to ‘reason’]
passion (n.) 5 passionate outburst, emotional passage
passion (v.) experience deep feeling, be profoundly moved, grieve
patch (n.) fool, clown; rogue, knave
pate (n.) head, skull
pathetical (adj.) 1 pathetic, touching, moving
pathetical (adj.) 1 pathetic, touching, moving
pavilion (n.) ceremonial tent
pedant (n.) schoolmaster, teacher
pedant (n.) schoolmaster, teacher
pedantical (adj.) pedantic, exaggerated, artificial
pell-mell (adv.) in headlong confusion, in disordered haste
pen (n.) penmanship, style of handwriting
pencil (n.) finely-pointed paint-brush
penned (adj.) specially composed, set down in writing
penthouse-like (adj.) like a projecting roof
perchance (adv.) 1 perhaps, maybe
peregrinate (adj.) affectedly foreign, cosmopolitan
peremptory (adj.) 1 determined, resolved, absolutely decided
peremptory (adj.) 1 determined, resolved, absolutely decided
perfect (adj.) 11 word-perfect, perfectly accurate
perfectness (n.) 2 state of being word-perfect
perjure (n.) perjurer
perplexity (n.) riddler, source of confusion
phantasime (n.) one full of fancies, extravagantly behaved individual
phantasime (n.) one full of fancies, extravagantly behaved individual
physic (n.) 1 medicine, healing, treatment
physic (n.) 2 knowledge of the human body, medical science
pia mater (n.) membrane covering the brain; brain
picked (adj.) 1 fastidious, neat, foppish
pickpurse, pick-purse (n.) pickpocket, purse-stealer
pied (adj.) of different colours, multi-coloured
pin (n.) 3 [archery] peg in the middle of a target; centre
pitch (n.) 3 black tar-like substance [used to waterproof planks, etc; often, a symbol of defilement]
pitch (v.) 1 set, place
pitch-ball (n.) ball black as pitch
pity (n.) bad thing, sad fate, calamity [for]
place (n.) 2 precedence, proper place
placket (n.) 2 opening in the front of a skirt or petticoat
plain (adj.) 1 honest, open, free from deceit
plantain (n.) variety of medicinal herb
plea (n.) 1 claim, argument, issue
please-man (n.) yes-man, sycophant, toady
point (v.) 1 direct, suggest, indicate [to]
point-device, point-devise (adj.) immaculate, affectedly precise, trim to the point of perfection
poleaxe, pole-axe (n.) battle-axe
policy (n.) 2 stratagem, cunning, intrigue, craft
pomewater (n.) variety of large juicy apple
pommel (n.) ornamental knob
Pompion (n.) [= pumpkin] malapropism for ‘Pompey’
porridge (n.) meat and vegetable stew or broth [reputed to produce strength]
post (v.) 1 hasten, speed, ride fast
posterior (n.) [facetious] hind part, later part
posterior (n.) [facetious] hind part, later part
power (n.) 4 force, strength, might
power (n.) 8 faculty, function, ability
power (n.) 8 faculty, function, ability
preambulate (v.) walk forth, go in front
precedence (n.) previous utterance, prior speech
preposterous (adj.) 2 totally out of place, extremely improper
presence (n.) 5 appearance, bearing, demeanour
present (n.) 4 written document
preyful (adj.) desirous of prey, preying
prick (n.) 6 bull's-eye, target, centre spot
prick (n.) 6 bull's-eye, target, centre spot
prick on (v.) incite, urge on, spur on
pricket (n.) two-year-old buck deer
pricket (n.) two-year-old buck deer
print (n.) imprint, image, stamped impression
print, in in a precise way, by the letter, very carefully
process (n.) 2 proceedings, dealings
prodigal (adj.) 1 wastefully lavish, foolishly extravagant
prodigal (adj.) 2 effusive, lavish, generous
profound (adj.) 3 complete, utter, total
progeny (n.) 2 child
progression (n.) onward movement, moving along the way
protestation (n.) solemn declaration, affirmation
prune (v.) [of birds] trim feathers with the beak, preen
purblind (adj.) 2 blind
purchase (v.) 2 deserve, earn, merit
purgation (n.) 1 purging, cleansing, clearing away
purge (v.) 1 cleanse, purify, get rid of impurities [in]
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (v.) 1 intend, plan
purpose (v.) 1 intend, plan
purposed (adj.) 1 proposed, intended, contemplated
pursent (v.) dialect form of ‘present’
push-pin (n.) type of children's game [the pushing over of a peg to cross the peg of another player]
put off (v.) 2 keep away, avert, evade
put on (v.) 2 push on, urge, encourage
put out (v.) 1 disconcert, distract, make one forget one's lines
put out (v.) 1 disconcert, distract, make one forget one's lines
put up (v.) 2 conceal, hide away, pocket
qualm (n.) 1 sudden sickness, feeling of nausea, fainting attack
question, out of undoubtedly, beyond question, certainly
quick (adj.) 1 living, vital, full of life
quick (adj.) 2 lively, animated, vivacious
quick (adj.) 3 quick-witted, inventive, lively
quick (adj.) 10 pregnant, with child
quick (adj.) 10 pregnant, with child
quillet (n.) quibble, equivocation, hair-splitting distinction
quondam (adj.) former, erstwhile, previous
quote (v.) 3 display, indicate, show
quote (v.) 4 regard, consider, interpret
quote (v.) 5 refer to, cite
quoth (v.) said
quoth (v.) said
quoth (v.) said
quoth (v.) said
quoth (v.) said
rack (v.) 6 stretch on the rack
racker (n.) torturer, tormentor
rage (n.) 5 folly, rashness, mad jest
rare (adj.) 1 marvellous, splendid, excellent
rate (v.) 2 reckon, estimate, appraise
ratify (v.) make metrically correct, bring into proportion
rational (adj.) endowed with reason
ravish (v.) 1 entrance, enrapture, carry away with joy
reach (v.), past form raught 1 equal, match, attain to
reason (n.) 3 reasonable view, sensible judgement, right opinion
reason (n.) 5 observation, remark, point
reckoning (n.) 1 counting up, enumeration, calculation
reckoning (n.) 1 counting up, enumeration, calculation
reckoning (n.) 1 counting up, enumeration, calculation
reek (v.) 1 steam, smoke, give off vapour
regent (n.) ruler, governor, sovereign
religiously (adv.) 3 reverently, piously, devoutly
remembrance (n.) 1 memory, bringing to mind, recollection
remit (v.) give up, resign, surrender
remove (n.) 2 exchange, switch, substitution
rent (adj.) torn, shredded, ripped up
repair (n.) 2 coming, arrival, approach
repair (v.) 1 come, go, make one's way
repast (n.) food and drink, meal, refreshment
repasture (n.) food, repast, meal
replenished (adj.) complete, perfect, consummate
replication (n.) 2 reverberation, echo
reprehend (v.) 2 malapropism for ‘represent’
resolve (v.) 1 answer, respond to
respect (n.) 2 attention, heed, deliberation
respect (v.) 1 pay attention to, heed
retire (n.) retreat, withdrawal
retire (v.) 1 withdraw, take oneself away
reverend (adj.) revered, worthy, respected
revolt (n.) 1 betrayal, change of heart, faithlessness
revolution (n.) 3 twisting and turning of the thoughts
rhetoric (n.) oratory, flowery language
rhetoric (n.) oratory, flowery language
ridiculous (adj.) in ridicule, derisive
right (adj.) 3 veritable, true, good
right (adj.) 5 straight, not bent to one side
rough (adj.) 4 inadequate, dull, lacking grace
rubbing (n.) hindrance, impediment, forming of obstacles
rude (adj.) 1 violent, harsh, unkind
rude (adj.) 4 uncivilized, uncultivated, unrefined
rude (adj.) 6 ignorant, unlearned, uneducated
russet (adj.) 1 rustic, homely, simple
sad (adj.) 1 serious, grave, solemn
sad (adj.) 1 serious, grave, solemn
sad (adj.) 3 downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
sain (v.) [archaism] said
salve (n.) healing ointment
salve (n.) healing ointment
sans (prep.) without
satis... that is enough which suffices
saucy (adj.) 1 insolent, impudent, presumptuous, defiant
saw (n.) wise saying, platitude, maxim
scarce (adv.) 1 scarcely, hardly, barely, only just
schedule (n.) 1 inventory, list, itemization
school (n.) 3 schooling, learning, study
scorn (n.) 1 mockery, taunt, insult, act of derision
scorn (v.) 1 mock, jeer, express disdain [at]
scorn, think disdain, despise, consider it beneath one's dignity
scurrility (n.) bawdry, indecent language
scurrility (n.) bawdry, indecent language
scutcheon (n.) escutcheon, painted shield
seal (v.) 6 put a seal in a particular place
season (n.) 2 opportunity, favourable moment
secret (n.) private affair, confidence
self-sovereignty (n.) self-control, self-discipline
sense (n.) 4 perception, awareness, discernment, appreciation
sense (n.) 4 perception, awareness, discernment, appreciation
sensible (adj.) 1 sensitive, responsive, capable of feeling
sensible (adj.) 1 sensitive, responsive, capable of feeling
sensible (adj.) 3 endowed with good sense, perceptive, responsible
sensibly (adv.) 3 with common sense, intelligently
sententious (adj.) 1 full of wise remarks, ready with acute observations, pithy
sequent (n.) follower, attendant
servant (n.) 1 devotee, one who gives dedicated service, lover
serve (v.) 2 suffice, be enough, do [for]
serve one's turn meet one's need, answer one's requirements
set (n.) 3 [cards, tennis] series of games
several (adj.) 1 separate, different, distinct
several (adj.) 2 various, sundry, respective, individual
several (adj.) 2 various, sundry, respective, individual
several (adj.) 2 various, sundry, respective, individual
several (adj.) 3 [of land] private, enclosed, restricted
shade (v.) hide, conceal, cover up
shallow (adj.) naive, gullible, lacking in depth of character
shallow (adj.) naive, gullible, lacking in depth of character
shallow (adj.) naive, gullible, lacking in depth of character
shape (n.) 1 appearance, aspect, visible form
shapeless (adj.) 1 unshapely, ugly, unsightly
sharp (adj.) 7 subtle, delicate, acute
shining (adj.) brightly lit, illuminated
shoot (n.) 1 shot, act of shooting
shop (n.) workshop, workroom
short (adj.) 1 wanting, insufficient, inadequate
show (n.) 2 spectacle, display, ceremony
shrew (n.) vexatious person, troubleseome individual [of either sex]
shrewd (adj.) 5 wily, cunning, mischievous
shroud (v.) hide, conceal, shelter
sight, in visibly, conspicuously
sign (n.) 1 outward appearance, external demeanour
signify (v.) report, make known, declare
silly (adj.) 3 foolish, stupid, ludicrous
simplicity (n.) 3 naivety, foolishness, artlessness
simplicity (n.) 3 naivety, foolishness, artlessness
single (v.) [hunting] single out, pick out
singule (v.) set apart, distinguish
skilfully (adv.) knowledgeably, shrewdly, cleverly
skipping (adj.) 1 frivolous, flighty, frolicsome
slight (adj.) 1 worthless, insignificant, good-for-nothing
slow-gaited (adj.) slow-moving, sluggish
small (n.) lower leg
smile (v.) 1 make something happen by smiling
smite (v.), past forms smote, smit 1 strike, hit (often, with great force)
smooth-faced (adj.) plausible, bland, glib, deceitful
sneaping (adj.) nipping, biting, sharp
snip (n.) snatch, scrap, shred
snuff (n.) 1 resentment, huff, pique
so (adv.) average, middling, so-so
society (n.) 1 companionship, fellowship, association
society (n.) 1 companionship, fellowship, association
society (n.) 1 companionship, fellowship, association
sod (adj.) soaked, sodden, steeped
soil (n.) 1 blemish, stain, tarnish
solace (v.) 2 entertain, amuse, divert
solemn (adj.) 4 sorrowful, mournful, melancholic
solicitor (n.) advocate, instigator, go-between
something (adv.) 2 a little, to some extent
sometime (adv.) 2 sometimes, now and then
sonnet (n.) 2 sonnet-writer
sonneting (n.) sonnet-composition
sore (n.) 2 four-year-old buck
sorel (n.) three-year-old buck
sort (n.) 3 way, manner
sort (v.) 4 associate, keep company with
sour (adj.) bitter, harsh, painful
sovereign (adj.) 1 excellent, excelling, superlative
sovereignty (n.) 1 pre-eminence, greatest excellence
special (adj.) particular, specific, distinctive
specialty (n.) 2 sealed contract, special agreement
spirit (n.) 4 intuition, perception, discernment
spleen (n.) 4 amusement, delight, merriment
spleen (n.) 4 amusement, delight, merriment
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
sport (n.) 1 recreation, amusement, entertainment
sport (n.) 1 recreation, amusement, entertainment
sport (n.) 4 subject of sport
spruce (adj.) 2 over-elegant, smart
spruce (adj.) 2 over-elegant, smart
square, by the accurately, exactly, with great precision
staff (n.) 4 stanza, verse
stand (n.) 1 [hunting] standing-place, hiding-place
stand (v.) 10 stand in, impersonate, represent
standard (n.) 1 flag, ensign
stanze (v.) stanza
staple (n.) fibre, texture, material
starve (v.) 3 withhold [from], diet, be sparing with
state (n.) 2 status, rank, position
state (n.) 4 splendour, magnificence, stateliness, dignity
state (n.) 4 splendour, magnificence, stateliness, dignity
state (n.) 13 bearing, demeanour, bodily form
statute-cap (n.) woollen cap ordered (by an Act of 1571) to be worn on Sundays and holy days by all below a certain social rank
stay (v.) 1 wait (for), await
stay (v.) 1 wait (for), await
stay (v.) 2 linger, tarry, delay
stay (v.) 8 stop, prevent, end
steep-up (adj.) precipitous, virtually perpendicular, sudden
still (adj.) 1 silent, quiet
still (adj.) 1 silent, quiet
still (adj.) 2 quiet, calm, subdued
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]
stop (n.) 1 obstruction, obstacle, hindrance
stop (v.) 2 stop up, close (up), shut
straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once
strain (n.) 2 trait, feature, tendency
strange (adj.) 2 rare, singular, exceptional
strange (adj.) 4 foreign, alien, from abroad
stranger (adj.) foreign, alien
straying (adj.) winding, twisting, rambling
stubborn (adj.) 2 stiff, intractable, unyielding
study (v.) 1 deliberate, meditate, reflect [on]
study (v.) 1 deliberate, meditate, reflect [on]
stuff (n.) 7 stock-in-trade, merchandise
subscribe to (v.) 3 sign, endorse, put one's name to
sudden-bold (adj.) hastily presumptious
suddenly (adv.) 1 immediately, at once, without delay
sue (v.) 1 beg, plead, beseech
sue (v.) 2 pay court, act as a suitor
suffice (v.) 2 satisfy, content, be enough [for]
suggest (v.) 1 tempt, prompt, incite
suggestion (n.) temptation, instigation, prompting towards evil
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.) 2 wooing, courtship
suit (n.) 4 clothing, dress, garb
sun of, get the attack with the sun in their eyes
sup (v.) 2 provide supper for
superscript (n.) address, heading, opening
supervise (v.) look over, read through, peruse
sure (adj.) 5 betrothed, joined, bound
surety (n.) 1 guarantee, ratification, warrant
surmount (v.) excel, surpass, outshine
surprise (v.) 4 take off guard
swain (n.) 1 [contemptuous] rustic, yokel, fellow
swain (n.) 1 [contemptuous] rustic, yokel, fellow
swain (n.) 1 [contemptuous] rustic, yokel, fellow
swain (n.) 1 [contemptuous] rustic, yokel, fellow
swain (n.) 1 [contemptuous] rustic, yokel, fellow
swain (n.) 1 [contemptuous] rustic, yokel, fellow
swear out (v.) renounce, abjure, abandon
sweet (adj.) 2 attractive, pleasing, appealing
swoon (v.) faint
sympathized (adj.) 2 matched, paired, partnered
table (n.) 6 (plural) backgammon
table-book (n.) notebook, memo pad, memorandum book
tabor (n.) type of small drum, especially used in revelling
take (v.) 19 catch out, take by surprise
talent (n.) 2 variant form of ‘talon’
taper (n.) candle
tapster (n.) inn waiter, drawer of ale
targe (n.) shield
task (v.) 1 test, try out, challenge
task (v.) 4 take to task, censure, chastise
teen (n.) trouble, grief, suffering
tell (v.) 1 count out, number, itemize
tell (v.) 2 spell out, narrate, recount
temper (v.) 2 mould, shape, work, bring [to a particular character]
tender (n.) 1 offer, offering
tender (v.) 1 offer, give, present
tender-smelling (adj.) with a sensitive sense of smell
testimony (n.) warrant, acknowledgement, assurance
text (n.) 2 text-hand style [of handwriting]
thin (adj.) 1 flimsy, threadbare, insufficient
thin-belly (adj.) with lower part unpadded
thrasonical (adj.) boastful, bragging, vainglorious
three-piled (adj.) triple-thickness, three-threaded [i.e. very expensive or ornate]
throat, lie in one's be an outrageous liar
thump (v.) make a bang [as of a cannon]
tilt (v.) joust, fight [with lances], thrust
time (n.) 4 age, years
time (n.) 8 right moment, favourable opportunity
tired (adj.) attired, equipped with trappings
title (n.) 1 [legal] right, claim, entitlement
tittle (n.) jot, speck, particle
tofore (adv.) [archaism] earlier, beforehand
toil (n.) net, snare, trap
token (n.) 5 keepsake, present, memento
toothdrawer (n.) tooth-extractor, dentist
touch (n.) 5 hit
touch (v.) 1 affect, concern, regard, relate to
touch (v.) 1 affect, concern, regard, relate to
toy (n.) 1 whim, caprice, trifling matter
toy (n.) 1 whim, caprice, trifling matter
train (v.) 1 lure, entice, decoy
translation (n.) expression, rendering, communication
tread (v.) mate, pair up
trencher (n.) plate, platter, serving dish
trencher-knight (n.) hero of the dinner-table, valiant eater
trey (n.) [gambling] three
trick (n.) 1 habit, characteristic, typical behaviour
trick (n.) 2 way, knack, skill
trim (adj.) 1 fine, excellent, smart
triumviry, triumphery (n.) triumvirate, threesome
troth (n.) 1 truth, good faith
troth (n.) 1 truth, good faith
troth (n.) 1 truth, good faith
trow (v.) 1 know, guess, imagine
Troyan, Trojan (n.) 1 merry fellow, good companion
Troyan, Trojan (n.) 2 fellow, knave
true (adj.) 4 honest, upright, law-abiding
true (adj.) 4 honest, upright, law-abiding
true (adj.) 4 honest, upright, law-abiding
true (adj.) 9 correct, accurate, exact
true (adv.) 3 truthfully, honestly
tumbler (n.) acrobat
tune (v.) 1 play
turn (n.) 1 need, requirement, purpose [especially in the phrase ‘serve one's turn’ = meet one's need]
turn (v.) 1 change, transform, alter
turn off (v.) 2 perform with skill, accomplish
turn on the toe pirouette
turtle (n.) turtle-dove, lover
turtle (n.) turtle-dove, lover
unbosom (v.) disclose, reveal, express from the heart
uncase (v.) take off outer garments, undress
unconfirmed (adj.) inexperienced, uninstructed, ignorant
undertake (v.) 1 ensure, guarantee, vouch for
undo (v.) 1 ruin, destroy, wipe out
unhappy (adj.) 4 trouble-causing, bringing misfortune
unlettered (adj.) illiterate, unread
unmeet (adj.) 1 unfitting, unsuitable, improper
unpeopled (adj.) devoid of people, lacking retinue, without servants
unseeming (adj.) not seeming, not appearing
upshoot (n.) [archery] final shot, determining shot
ushering (n.) organization of ceremony
usurping (adj.) false, made into a wig
utter (v.) 2 offer for sale, dispense, make available
utter (v.) 2 offer for sale, dispense, make available
vail (v.) 2 let fall, yield, surrender
vain (adj.) 1 foolish, silly, stupid
value (v.) 3 consider equal in value [to]
vane (n.) weathervane; inconstant person
vara (adv.) dialect form of ‘very’
varnish (n.) finish, polish, gloss
vary (v.) 1 express in fresh words, verbalize anew
vary (v.) 2 bring novelty to, cause to change
vassal (adj.) 2 submissive, abject, yielding
vassal (n.) 1 servant, slave, subject
vassal (n.) 2 wretch, creature, slave
veal (n.) [unclear usage] Dutch pronunciation of ‘well’; or: version of Dutch ‘viel’ = plenty
vein (n.) 1 state of mind, motive, mood
veni... I came, I saw, I conquered
ventricle (n.) cavity within the brain
venue (n.) [fencing] sword-thrust, assault, thrust
Ver (n.) [personification of] spring, springtime
vessel (n.) body, frame
via, fia (int.) 1 come / go on, hurry up
via, fia (int.) 2 forward, onward
vicegerent (n.) 2 deputy, second-in-command
video... I see and I rejoice
videsne... do you see who is coming?
vile, vild (adj.) 1 degrading, ignominious, worthless
villain (n.) 2 scoundrel, rogue, rascal
vir... it's a wise man that says little
virtue (n.) 4 power, capability, efficacy, property
visage (n.) 1 face, countenance
visit (v.) 3 afflict with sickness, strike down with disease
visor (n.) mask
visor (n.) mask
visor (n.) mask
visor (n.) mask
visor (n.) mask
visored (adj.) masked
voluble (adj.) 1 fluent, eloquent, articulate
voluble (adj.) 1 fluent, eloquent, articulate
votary (n.) 2 someone bound by a special vow
votary (n.) 2 someone bound by a special vow
votary (n.) 2 someone bound by a special vow
vow-fellow (n.) person bound by the same vow
vulgar (n.) 1 common people, ordinary folk
vulgar (n.) 2 vernacular, everyday language
wail (v.) bewail, lament, grieve [for]
wait (v.) be in attendance, do service
wake (n.) 1 festival, revel, fete
want (n.) 1 lack, shortage, dearth
want (v.) 1 lack, need, be without
want (v.) 1 lack, need, be without
want (v.) 4 require, demand, need
wanton (adj.) 1 carefree, light-hearted, frolicsome, playful
wanton (adj.) 2 casual, gentle
wanton (adj.) 5 sexually hot, passionate, sportive
wanton (n.) 4 wilful creature, obstinate individual
wantonness (n.) 3 lust, lasciviousness, promiscuity
ward (n.) 2 guard, protection, defence
wassail (n.) drinking-party, carousal, revels
watch (v.) 1 stay awake, keep vigil
wax (v.) 2 grow, increase, enlarge
way, on one's pregnant, with child
wean (v.) 2 bring up, train
weed (n.) 1 (plural) garments, dress, clothes
week, in by the hopelessly caught, trapped
weeping-ripe (adj.) ready to weep, on the point of tears
weigh (v.) 1 balance [as in scales], poise, match
weigh (v.) 2 consider, take into account
welkin (n.) sky, firmament, heavens
welkin (n.) sky, firmament, heavens
welkin (n.) sky, firmament, heavens
well-advised (adj.) 2 in one's right mind, sane, rational
well-knit (adj.) strongly built, well-constructed
well-liking (adj.) thriving, healthy, in good condition
wench (n.) girl, lass
whip (v.) 1 dash, hurry, hasten
whitely (adj.) pale-complexioned, light-skinned
wholesome-profitable (adj.) beneficial to well-being
whoreson (adj.) [abusive intensifier, serious or jocular] bastard, wretched, vile
wight (n.) [archaism] person, human being
will (n.) 1 desire, wish, liking, inclination
wimpled (adj.) blindfolded
wink (v.) 4 blink
wink (v.) 5 sleep, doze, nod off
wish (v.) 3 entreat, invite
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.) 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.) 2 mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuity
wit (n.) 2 mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuity
wit (n.) 2 mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuity
wit (n.) 2 mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuity
wit (n.) 2 mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuity
wit (n.) 2 mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuity
wit (n.) 2 mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuity
wit (n.) 2 mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuity
wit (n.) 2 mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuity
wit (n.) 2 mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuity
wit (n.) 2 mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuity
wit (n.) 2 mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuity
wit (n.) 2 mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuity
wit (n.) 2 mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuity
wit (n.) 3 reasoning, thinking, deliberation
wit (n.) 3 reasoning, thinking, deliberation
wit (n.) 6 lively person, sharp-minded individual
wit (n.) 6 lively person, sharp-minded individual
wit-old (adj.) cuckold
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)
wonder (n.) 1 feeling of wonder, astonishment, marvelling
wont (v.) be accustomed, used [to], be in the habit of
woodcock (n.) type of game bird, thought to be easily tricked or snared; simpleton
woolward (adj.) wearing wool next to the skin
word (n.) 1 remark, speech, utterance
working (n.) 1 operation, action, activity
wormwood (n.) 2 bitter substance, bitterness
wort (n.) 1 sweet unfermented beer
worthy (n.) thing of worth, distinction, excellence
wot (v.) 1 learn, know, be told
yard (n.) 1 yard measure
yclept (v.) [archaism] called
yclept (v.) [archaism] called
years (n.) 1 age
yielding (n.) consent, compliance, agreement
zany (n.) stooge, clown's assistant, mimic
   
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