The Two Gentlemen of Verona


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

Alphabetical headword definitions for The Two Gentlemen of Verona

abode (n.) 3 dwelling-place, lodging, residence
abridge (v.) 1 shorten, cut short
account (v.) 2 take account of, esteem, appreciate
advantage (n.) 4 interest, bonus, addition
advantage (v.) 1 benefit, help, aid
adventure (v.) venture, dare, chance, risk
advice (n.) 1 consideration, reflection, deliberation
advice (n.) 1 consideration, reflection, deliberation
advise, avise (v.) 3 inform, be aware, apprise
affect (v.) 2 love, like, be fond of
affected (adj.) 1 disposed, inclined, minded
affected (adj.) 2 devoted, totally in love [with]
affection (n.) 4 love, devotion
after-love (n.) later gratitude, future loyalty
afterward (adv.) afterwards
again (adv.) 1 in return, back [in response]
age (n.) 1 whole life, lifetime, days
age (n.) 2 mature years, old age
agone (adv.) ago, past
agood (adv.) in earnest, in a heartfelt way
aim (n.) 1 guess, conjecture, surmise
aim (n.) 2 target, object, goal
aim (v.) guess, conjecture, surmise
ale (n.) ale-house, tavern
allicholy, allycholly (adj./n.) malapropism for ‘melancholy’
allied (adj.) related, connected
alone (adj.) unique, matchless, having no equal
angerly (adv.) angrily, grouchily, testily
anthem (n.) song of mourning, hymn of grief
apparent (adj.) 2 certain, inevitable, evident
approach (n.) 2 advances, amorous attention
approve (v.) 1 prove, confirm, corroborate, substantiate
arms' end, at at the point of a sword
attend (v.) 1 await, wait for, expect
attend (v.) 1 await, wait for, expect
attend (v.) 2 serve, follow, wait [on/upon]
attend (v.) 2 serve, follow, wait [on/upon]
attend (v.) 4 accompany, follow closely, go with
attend (v.) 4 accompany, follow closely, go with
auburn (adj.) yellow-brown, light brown
aught (n.) anything, [with negative word] nothing
aught (n.) anything, [with negative word] nothing
augury (n.) 2 discernment, prescience, prophetic skill
awful (adj.) 1 awe-inspiring, worthy of respect
bare (adj.) 1 mere, simple
bare (adj.) 2 threadbare, shabby, ragged
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.) 5 low-lying, lowland
bastard (adj.) 2 inferior, low, of little value
beadsman (n.) almsman, pensioner [who prays for others]
bechance (v.) happen to, befall
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.) 1 be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
before (adv.) 1 ahead, in advance
befortune (v.) befall, happen, come upon
beget (v.), past form begot 1 give birth to, father, conceive
beget (v.), past form begot 2 produce, engender, give rise to
beguile (v.) 1 cheat, deceive, trick
beholding (adj.) beholden, obliged, indebted
being (n.) 2 physical existence, life
belike (adv.) probably, presumably, perhaps, so it seems
belike (adv.) probably, presumably, perhaps, so it seems
belike (adv.) probably, presumably, perhaps, so it seems
belike (adv.) probably, presumably, perhaps, so it seems
belike (adv.) probably, presumably, perhaps, so it seems
beseem (v.) befit, be fitting [for], be seemly [for]
beseem (v.) befit, be fitting [for], be seemly [for]
beset (v.) set upon, assail, besiege
beset (v.) set upon, assail, besiege
beshrew, 'shrew (v.) 1 curse, devil take, evil befall
beshrew, 'shrew (v.) 1 curse, devil take, evil befall
bestow (v.) 8 carry, bear, acquit, conduct
betide (v.) 1 happen (to), befall, come (to)
betide (v.) 1 happen (to), befall, come (to)
better (n.) readier, more willing
bid the base / bass challenge someone to a chase [from ‘prisoner's base’, a boy's chasing game]
bide (v.) 3 remain, persist, continue in being
black (adj.) 1 dark-complexioned, swarthy
black (adj.) 1 dark-complexioned, swarthy
black (adj.) 1 dark-complexioned, swarthy
black (adj.) 1 dark-complexioned, swarthy
blast (v.) 1 blight, wither, destroy
block (n.) 1 blockhead
blood (n.) 4 spirit, vigour, mettle
blot (n.) stain, disgrace, blemish
blow (v.) 1 blossom, bloom, flower
blunt (adj.) 1 stupid, obtuse, dull-witted
bold (adj.) 2 overconfident, presumptuous, audacious, impudent
boon (n.) petition, entreaty, request
boon (n.) petition, entreaty, request
boot (n.) 5 riding-boot
boot (v.) 1 help, serve, benefit, be useful [to]
boots, give someone the make fun of someone, make a fool of someone
bosom (n.) 8 pocket on the front of a woman's dress
bottom (v.) 2 [of wool] wind into a ball; focus, concentrate
bounty (n.) 2 special gift, present
brag (v.) talk with pride [about], sound off [about]
braggardism, braggartism (n.) bragging, boasting
break (v.) 5 reveal, disclose, impart
break (v.) 5 reveal, disclose, impart
brief, in quickly, speedily, expeditiously
bring (v.) 1 accompany, conduct, escort
broken (adj.) 4 fallen out, with the relationship in pieces
broker, broker-between (n.) go-between, intermediary, agent
brook (v.) 1 endure, tolerate, put up with
brook (v.) 1 endure, tolerate, put up with
brow (n.) 1 appearance, aspect, countenance
burden, burthen (n.) 1 refrain, chorus
can (v.) 1 be skilled [in], have ability [in]
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
capon (n.) 1 chicken, castrated cockerel [bred for eating]
car (n.) carriage, cart, chariot [often of the sun god]
cate-log (n.) [idiosyncratic pronunciation of] catalogue, inventory, register
cavil (v.) dispute over details, raise pointless objections
censure (v.) 3 pass judgement on, condemn, pronounce sentence on
chafe (v.) 2 enrage, irritate, anger
change (n.) 1 variation, modulation
character (v.) inscribe, engrave, write
chase (n.) 1 pursuit, sequence, hunt
cherish (v.) 1 support, foster, sustain
chide (v.), past form chid 1 scold, rebuke, reprove
chide (v.), past form chid 1 scold, rebuke, reprove
chide (v.), past form chid 1 scold, rebuke, reprove
chide (v.), past form chid 1 scold, rebuke, reprove
chide (v.), past form chid 1 scold, rebuke, reprove
chide (v.), past form chid 1 scold, rebuke, reprove
chide (v.), past form chid 4 brusquely command, drive [away] with harsh words
chide (v.), past form chid 4 brusquely command, drive [away] with harsh words
chronicle (v.) 1 register, log, put on record [as]
circumstance (n.) 3 special argument, detailed explanation
circumstance (n.) 3 special argument, detailed explanation
circumstance (n.) 3 special argument, detailed explanation
circumstance (n.) 4 condition, state, situation
cite (v.) 1 urge, call on, arouse, summon
civil (adj.) 1 civilized, cultured, refined
clerkly (adv.) scholarly, cleverly, adroitly
climb (v.) reach, attain, achieve
close (adj.) 2 private, secluded, sequestered
close (n.) 1 union, uniting
close (v.) 5 embrace, cuddle, hug
codpiece, cod-piece (n.) 1 cloth case or pocket worn by a man at the front of breeches or hose; also: what it contains
coil (n.) turmoil, disturbance, fuss
cold (adj.) 5 ineffective, unattended to, coldly received
colour (n.) 1 pretext, pretence
come off (v.) 4 turn out, result
commend (v.) 1 convey greetings, present kind regards
commend (v.) 1 convey greetings, present kind regards
commend (v.) 2 commit, entrust, hand over
commend (v.) 2 commit, entrust, hand over
commend (v.) 4 praise, admire, extol
commend (v.) 4 praise, admire, extol
commend (v.) 4 praise, admire, extol
commend (v.) 6 declare, offer, direct
commendation (n.) 3 (plural) regards, compliments, greetings
commit (v.) 1 sin, transgress, do wrong
common (adj.) 1 average, usual, general, ordinary
compass (n.) 3 circumference, round measurement
compass (v.) 2 win, obtain, attain
compass (v.) 2 win, obtain, attain
competitor (n.) 1 partner, associate, colleague
complete, compleat (adj.) 1 accomplished, consummate, thorough
composed (adj.) elaborately constructed, well put together
conceit (n.) 4 view, opinion, judgement
conceitless (adj.) dense, witless, unintelligent
concern (v.) 2 be of importance, be of concern
condition (n.) 2 quality, behaviour, attribute, habit
condition (n.) 6 settlement, terms, pact
confound (v.) 5 discomfit, defeat, put to shame
conjure (v.) 1 ask solemnly, entreat earnestly, beseech
consort (n.) 2 company, mob, crew
consort (n.) 3 company of musicians, ensemble
conspire (v.) practise, contrive, plot
constant (adj.) 1 faithful, steadfast, true
construe (v.) 2 take as, interpret as
contemn (v.) despise, scorn, treat with contempt
content (adj.) 1 agreeable, willing, ready
content (v.) 1 please, gratify, delight, satisfy
converse (v.) associate, keep company
converse (v.) associate, keep company
corded (adj.) made of ropes
correction (n.) punishment, retribution, rebuke
count (n.) 1 account, reckoning
count of (v.) take account of, esteem, appreciate
counterfeit (n.) 1 false imitation, spurious image
counterfeit (n.) 2 impostor, pretender, sham
course (n.) 1 course of action, way of proceeding
coy (adj.) 2 unresponsive, distant, standoffish, disdainful
coy (adj.) 2 unresponsive, distant, standoffish, disdainful
crew (n.) 1 band, company, body of men
crooked (adj.) 1 malignant, perverse, contrary, devious
cross (v.) 1 prevent, thwart, forestall
cross (v.) 2 contradict, challenge, go against
cross (v.) 3 afflict, plague, go against
currish (adj.) mean-spirited, snarling, quarrelsome
curst (adj.) 1 bad-tempered, quarrelsome, shrewish, cross
dear (adj.) 6 heartfelt, earnest, zealous
dearth (n.) 1 scarcity, shortage, lack [of food], famine
deign (v.) 1 willingly accept, not disdain
deliver (v.) 1 report [to], communicate [to], tell, describe
deliver (v.) 4 hand over, convey, commit to the keeping [of someone]
depart (n.) 1 departure, departing, leave-taking
deploring (adj.) mournful, doleful, bewailing
derived (adj.) descended, in lineage
derived (adj.) descended, in lineage
descant (n.) melodious accompaniment, tuneful variation
desert, desart (n.) 1 deserving, due recompense, right
desert, desart (n.) 2 worth, merit, deserving
desert, desart (n.) 2 worth, merit, deserving
desert, desart (n.) 4 cause, deserving, warrant
desert, desart (n.) 5 desolate place, wilderness
desperate (adj.) 1 despairing, hopeless, without hope
devoted (adj.) 2 holy, consecrated, dedicated
die on (v.) die fighting, challenge in mortal combat
diet (n.) 3 therapeutic nutrition, curative regime
dire-lamenting (adj.) deeply sorrowing, dreadfully lamenting
discipline (n.) 2 learning, schooling, course of instruction
discourse (n.) 1 conversation, talk, chat
discourse (n.) 1 conversation, talk, chat
discourse (n.) 1 conversation, talk, chat
discourse (n.) 1 conversation, talk, chat
discourse (n.) 1 conversation, talk, chat
discourse (v.) 1 talk, chat, converse
discourse (v.) 1 talk, chat, converse
discover (v.) 1 reveal, show, make known
discover (v.) 1 reveal, show, make known
discover (v.) 1 reveal, show, make known
discover (v.) 1 reveal, show, make known
discover (v.) 4 find, uncover, come upon
discovery (n.) 1 disclosure, admission, revelation
disfurnish (v.) deprive, strip, dispossess
dispatch, despatch (v.) 4 hurry up, be quick
dispatch, despatch (v.) 5 send away, send off
dispatch, despatch (v.) 5 send away, send off
dispose (n.) 1 disposal, control, discretion
dispose (n.) 1 disposal, control, discretion
dispraise (n.) disparagement, censure, reproach
dispraise (v.) disparage, belittle, denigrate
dissolve (v.) 3 melt, liquefy
dog at, be a be adept at, be experienced in
dolour (n.) sorrow, grief, lamentation
doom (n.) 1 judgement, sentence, decision
doom (n.) 1 judgement, sentence, decision
dote on / upon (v.) 1 be infatuated with, idolize
doubt (n.) 3 question, difficulty, hesitation [over]
dower (n.) dowry, property or wealth given with a wife
dream (v.) concentrate, focus attention
drift (n.) 1 plan, intention, aim
drift (n.) 1 plan, intention, aim
drift (n.) 1 plan, intention, aim
dull (adj.) 6 obtuse, stupid
dump (n.) 1 plaintive melody, mournful song
earnest (n.) pledge, instalment, deposit, payment in advance
effect (n.) 1 result, end, outcome, fulfilment
effect (n.) 1 result, end, outcome, fulfilment
effectual (adj.) 3 effective, actual, with full effect
elegy (n.) love-poem, song of lamentation
else (adv.) 2 elsewhere, in another direction
enamelled (adj.) brightly coloured, multi-coloured, kaleidoscopic
encounter (n.) 2 accosting, address, approach
endamage (v.) damage, injure, harm
ending (adj.) dying, near one's end
enfranchise (v.) set free, liberate
enfranchise (v.) set free, liberate
engine (n.) 1 plot, device, means, instrument
entertain (v.) 5 hire, employ, maintain, take into service
entertain (v.) 5 hire, employ, maintain, take into service
entertain (v.) 5 hire, employ, maintain, take into service
entertain (v.) 5 hire, employ, maintain, take into service
enthralled (adj.) enslaved, made captive
environ (v.) surround, envelop, encircle, engulf
essence (n.) very life, foundation of being
estimation (n.) 1 esteem, respect, reputation
Ethiop, Ethiope (adj./n.) Ethiopian, African, person with a dark countenance
even (n.) 1 evening
except, except against (v.) 1 take exception to, object to, repudiate
except, except against (v.) 2 object to, take exception to
exception (n.) 1 (often plural) objection, dislike, disapproval
exception (n.) 1 (often plural) objection, dislike, disapproval
excuse (v.) 2 seek to decline, beg to get out of
exercise (n.) 2 manly sport, martial practice
exhibition (n.) 1 allowance, pension, maintenance
expect (v.) await, wait for
expedition (n.) 1 haste, speedy action, prompt dispatch
expedition (n.) 1 haste, speedy action, prompt dispatch
expedition (n.) 1 haste, speedy action, prompt dispatch
expostulate (v.) 1 expound, debate, discourse
eye (n.) 1 sight, view, presence
faction (n.) 1 party, group, set [of people]
fain (adj.) 1 obliged, forced, compelled
fain (adv.) gladly, willingly
fair (adj.) 1 handsome, good-looking, beautiful
fair (adj.) 3 pale, of light complexion
fair (adj.) 4 fine, pleasing, splendid, excellent
false (adj.) 1 treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.) 1 treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.) 1 treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.) 2 disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful
false (adj.) 2 disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful
false (adj.) 2 disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful
false (adj.) 2 disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful
false (adj.) 3 sham, spurious, not genuine, artificial
false (adj.) 5 defective, weak, inadequate
false (adj.) 7 unfair, unjust, double-crossing
false (adv.) 3 wrongly, erroneously, in error
fancy (v.) like, love, admire
fantastic (adj.) 1 extravagant, fanciful, ingenious
farthingale (n.) long skirt extended at the back by a framework of hoops
farthingale (n.) long skirt extended at the back by a framework of hoops
fashion (n.) 6 kind, type, sort
fashion (v.) 1 form, shape, make [into]
fault (n.) 2 mistake, error, blunder
favour (n.) 3 charm, attractiveness, gracefulness
fealty (n.) [feudal obligation of obedience] duty of loyalty, allegiance, fidelity
feature (n.) physical appearance, bodily shape, looks
figure (n.) 2 figure of speech, device, piece of rhetoric
figure (n.) 3 copy, image, likeness
fond (adj.) 4 infatuated, doting, passionate
fond (adj.) 4 infatuated, doting, passionate
forbear (v.) 1 stop, cease, desist
forbear (v.) 1 stop, cease, desist
forbear (v.) 3 control oneself, have patience [for]
forbear (v.) 3 control oneself, have patience [for]
form (n.) 1 image, likeness, shape
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
fortune (v.) happen, chance, occur
forward (adj.) 7 promising, early-maturing, precocious
frame (v.) 1 fashion, make, form, create
friend (n.) 1 lover, sweetheart, suitor
froward (adj.) 1 perverse, obstinate, wilful, ungovernable
full-fraught (adj.) filled to the brim, jam-packed
furnish (v.) 3 dress, clothe, equip, fit out
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
gentle (adj.) 2 courteous, friendly, kind
gentle (adj.) 2 courteous, friendly, kind
gentle (adj.) 2 courteous, friendly, kind
gentle (adj.) 2 courteous, friendly, kind
gentle (adj.) 2 courteous, friendly, kind
gentle (adj.) 4 peaceful, calm, free from violence
gentle (adj.) 6 soft, tender, kind
gentle (adj.) 6 soft, tender, kind
gentle (adj.) 7 smooth-flowing, not rough or rapid
gentle (adj.) 7 smooth-flowing, not rough or rapid
gild (v.), past forms gilt, gilded 2 bring colour to, brighten, illuminate
give back (v.) retire, yield, back off
go (v.) 1 walk, travel on foot
going (n.) walking, going at one's usual pace
gossip (n.) 1 godparent, baptismal sponsor
grace (n.) 1 honour, favour, recognition, respect
grace (n.) 4 gracefulness, charm, elegance
grace (n.) 7 success, favourable outcome, fortune
graced (adj.) 2 honoured, favoured
gracious (adj.) 9 delightful, lovely, charming
grey (adj.) 3 [of eyes] grey-blue, blue-tinged
grief (n.) 1 grievance, complaint, hurt, injury
grievance (n.) 1 distress, suffering, pain
grievance (n.) 1 distress, suffering, pain
grievance (n.) 1 distress, suffering, pain
grievously (adv.) 1 sorrowfully, deeply, with great grief
habiliment, abiliment (n.) (usually plural) clothes, dress, attire, outfit
habit (n.) 1 dress, clothing, costume
habit (n.) 1 dress, clothing, costume
habit (n.) 4 routine, settled practice, regular behaviour
hallowing, hallooing, halloing, holloaing (n.) shouting, hallooing, crying out
hammer (v.) think hard, deliberate, ponder
hangman (adj.) fit for the hangman, infernal, diabolical
hap (n.) 1 fortune, lot, fate
hapless (adj.) luckless, unfortunate, unlucky
haply (adv.) perhaps, maybe, by chance, with luck
haply (adv.) perhaps, maybe, by chance, with luck
haply (adv.) perhaps, maybe, by chance, with luck
haply (adv.) perhaps, maybe, by chance, with luck
happy (adj.) 1 fortunate, lucky, favoured
happy (adj.) 2 opportune, appropriate, propitious, favourable
happy (adj.) 3 accomplished, favoured, proficient
harbour (v.) lodge, stay, shelter
harbour (v.) lodge, stay, shelter
hard (adj.) 5 bad, poor, inadequate
hard (adv.) 2 earnestly, vigorously, energetically
hard (adv.) 3 badly, poorly, ill
hard-favoured (adj.) ugly, unattractive, unsightly, hideous
hardly (adv.) 1 with great difficulty, only with difficulty
hazard (n.) 1 risk, peril, danger
heavy (adj.) 1 sorrowful, sad, gloomy
heavy (adj.) 1 sorrowful, sad, gloomy
heavy (adj.) 1 sorrowful, sad, gloomy
heavy (adj.) 2 grave, serious, weighty
heedfully (adv.) 1 attentively, carefully, conscientiously
herald (adj.) message-bearing, acting as a herald
hie (v.) hasten, hurry, speed
hie (v.) hasten, hurry, speed
hold (v.) 2 keep, preserve, conserve
holy (adj.) 1 virtuous, upright, of great excellence
holy (adj.) 1 virtuous, upright, of great excellence
homely (adj.) 2 plain-looking, unattractive, ugly
hose (n.) [pair of] breeches
house (n.) 1 inn, tavern
ill (adj.) 2 evil, wicked, immoral
ill (adj.) 3 poor, inadequate, miserable
ill (adv.) 1 badly, adversely, unfavourably
ill-favoured (adj.) ugly, unattractive, unsightly
impeachment (n.) 2 discredit, reproach, detriment
imperial (n.) emperor, imperial personage
import (n.) importance, significance, consequence
importunacy (n.) importunity, urgent solicitation, pressing entreaty
importune (v.) 1 urge, press
importune (v.) 1 urge, press
impose (n.) imposition, command, imposed duty
impress (n.) 2 impression, stamp, sense
imprimis (adv.) in the first place
include (v.) conclude, settle, bring to a close
indifferent (adj.) 1 impartial, unbiased, neutral
infamy (n.) bad report, terrible reputation
infinite (n.) 1 infinity, infinite quantity, eternity
inhabit (v.) lodge, dwell, reside
inherit (v.) 2 secure, win, gain possession of
injurious (adj.) 1 causing injury, harmful, offending, unjust
inly (adj.) inward, internal, heartfelt
inquire forth (v.) seek out, ask after one's whereabouts
integrity (n.) 2 undivided devotion, wholehearted sincerity
item (n.) 2 [legal] particular point
jade (n.) 1 worn-out horse, hack, worthless nag
jar (n.) 2 discord, disharmony, disagreement
jar (v.) 2 grate, sound discordantly
jealous (adj.) 1 suspicious, mistrustful, wary, watchful
jerkin (n.) male upper garment, close-fitting jacket [often made of leather]
jolthead, jolt-head (n.) blockhead, dolt, numskull
judge (v.) 1 suppose, consider, think
judge (v.) 1 suppose, consider, think
judgement (n.) 1 opinion, estimation, assessment
keep (v.) 1 lodge, live, dwell
keep (v.) 11 restrain, control, discipline
kill (v.) 1 satisfy, allay, subdue, put an end to
kind (adj.) 4 gracious, full of courtesy
kind (n.) 1 nature, reality, character, disposition
kind (n.) 4 mode of action, business, matter
kind (n.) 5 breed, lineage, stock, family
kindly (adv.) 1 in accordance with human nature, expressing normal humanity
knave (n.) 1 scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knit, knit up (v.) 1 tie, fasten [by means of a knot]
knock (v.) strike, beat, hit
lamely (adv.) imperfectly, defectively; also, haltingly, in a lame manner
large, at 1 at length, in full, thoroughly
late, of recently, a little while ago
lay (v.) 7 keep down, make subside
learn (v.) 1 teach, instruct [not a regional dialect usage as in modern English]
learn (v.) 1 teach, instruct [not a regional dialect usage as in modern English]
lease, out by let out to others, not under one's full ownership
leave (v.) 1 cease, stop, give up
leave (v.) 1 cease, stop, give up
leave (v.) 2 abandon, forsake, relinquish
lesson (v.) 1 instruct, teach, advise
let (v.) 1 hinder, prevent, stand in the way
leviathan (n.) sea-monster, whale
liberal (adj.) 1 overgenerous, licentious
lie (v.) 1 live, dwell, reside, lodge
light (n.) 1 ability to see clearly, power of vision
light (n.) 4 help, enlightenment, information
lightly (adv.) 1 readily, easily
like (adj.) 1 same, similar, alike, equal
like (adj.) 1 same, similar, alike, equal
like (v.) 1 please, suit
like (v.) 1 please, suit
like, the the same
lily-tincture (n.) lily-white colouring
lime (n.) 1 birdlime
little (adj.) 3 thin, lean, skinny
livery (n.) 1 uniform, costume, special clothing
loiterer (n.) idler, layabout, vagabond
longing (adj.) prompted by longing, full of yearning
look what (conj.) whatever
lose (v.) 2 waste, throw away, give unprofitably
love-book (n.) book dealing with matters of love, courtship manual
lovely (adj.) loving, amorous
lubber (n.) clumsy dolt, blundering lout
lumpish (adj.) despondent, dejected, in low spirits
lustily (adv.) vigorously, heartily, with a will
madcap (n.) mad-brained fellow, lunatic
malcontent (n.) discontented individual, trouble-maker
manage (v.) 1 wield, handle, use
mark (v.) 1 note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
mark (v.) 1 note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
mastership (n.) [ironic use] senior citizen, leading light
mate (n.) 1 companion, associate, comrade
matter (n.) 1 subject-matter, content, substance
matter (n.) 4 affair(s), business, real issue
mean (n.) 1 means, way, method
mean (n.) 1 means, way, method
mean (n.) 1 means, way, method
mean (n.) 11 middle-part singer, tenor, alto
means, make take pains, make efforts
measure (n.) 4 range, reach, scope
measure (v.) 1 pass through, travel over, traverse
meed (n.) 1 reward, prize, recompense
meed (n.) 1 reward, prize, recompense
meet (adj.) 1 fit, suitable, right, proper
meet (adj.) 1 fit, suitable, right, proper
meet (adj.) 1 fit, suitable, right, proper
metamorphose (v.) transform, alter one's disposition, change one's shape
metamorphose (v.) transform, alter one's disposition, change one's shape
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
mind (n.) 1 inclination, desire, wish
mind (n.) 3 character, disposition, spirit
minion (n.) 2 hussy, jade, minx
mischance (n.) misfortune, calamity, mishap
mood (n.) 1 anger, fury, frenzy, fit of temper
morn (n.) morning, dawn
morrow (n.) morning
morrow (n.) morning
motion (n.) 11 puppet-show
mountain-foot (n.) foothills
move (v.) 1 arouse, affect, stir [by emotion]
move (v.) 9 woo, make a proposal to, make a move towards
muse (v.) 1 wonder, be surprised
muse (v.) 3 wonder, speculate, ponder
mutton (n.) 2 prostitute, courtesan
nameless (adj.) 1 inexpressible, beyond words; or: too small to be worth describing
near (adv.) 1 closely, intimately, seriously
neat (adj.) 1 posh, elegant, trim, refined
new-found (adj.) recently invented, freshly created
nice (adj.) 1 fastidious, particular, fussy, overscrupulous
nick (n.) 2 reckoning, count, estimation
nightly (adj.) 1 of the night, active at night
noddy (n.) fool, simpleton, buffoon
note (n.) 11 melody, tune, music, song
odd-conceited (adj.) elaborately odd, ingeniously devised
office (n.) 1 task, service, duty, responsibility
office (n.) 1 task, service, duty, responsibility
office (n.) 2 role, position, place, function
oft (adv.) often
oft (adv.) often
oft (adv.) often
oftentimes (adv.) often, frequently, on many occasions
omit (v.) neglect, disregard, forget about
onset, give the make a beginning with, start acting on
open (v.) 1 reveal, uncover, disclose
orderly (adv.) according to the rules, properly, in the prescribed way
over-boots (adj.) (plural) boot-deep, following a reckless course
overcharged (adj.) 2 overburdened, overstocked, overfilled
overlook (v.) 1 look over, peruse, read through
overshoes, over-shoes (adj.) (plural) shoe-deep, following a reckless course
overslip (v.) pass by unnoticed, slip past
overweening (adj.) arrogant, overambitious, high and mighty
owe (v.) 1 own, possess, have
parable (n.) indirect means, oblique utterance, similitude
pardon (v.) excuse, give permission to
parle, parley (n.) 3 talk, conversation, discourse
parle, parley (v.) 1 discuss terms, treat, negotiate with
part (v.) 1 depart [from], leave, quit
part (v.) 1 depart [from], leave, quit
parting (n.) departure, leave-taking, setting-out
passenger (n.) wayfarer, traveller, passer-by
passenger (n.) wayfarer, traveller, passer-by
passenger (n.) wayfarer, traveller, passer-by
passing (adj.) 1 unsurpassed, extreme, pre-eminent
passing (adj.) 1 unsurpassed, extreme, pre-eminent
passing (adv.) very, exceedingly, extremely
passion (n.) 5 passionate outburst, emotional passage
passion (v.) experience deep feeling, be profoundly moved, grieve
pawn (n.) pledge, surety, forfeit
pawn (n.) pledge, surety, forfeit
pearl (n.) cataract [in the eye]
peasant (adj.) 1 base, low, villainous
peevish (adj.) 2 obstinate, perverse, self-willed [contrast modern sense of ‘irritable, morose’]
peevish (adj.) 2 obstinate, perverse, self-willed [contrast modern sense of ‘irritable, morose’]
perceive (v.) receive, get, obtain
perchance (adv.) 1 perhaps, maybe
peremptory (adj.) 1 determined, resolved, absolutely decided
perfect (adj.) 6 complete, totally accomplished, well-trained
perfect (adj.) 10 complete, flawless, unblemished
period (n.) 3 rhetorical pause, sentence ending, termination
periwig (n.) wig
persever (v.) 1 persevere, persist, keep at it
picture (n.) 1 appearance, countenance, visible form
pin (n.) 1 trifle, triviality, insignificant amount
pin (n.) 1 trifle, triviality, insignificant amount
pinch (v.) 4 wear away, eat into, corrode
pinfold (n.) pound, place for keeping stray animals
pissing while a very short time; also: with enough time to urinate
place (n.) 1 position, post, office, rank
poesy (n.) poetry
post (n.) 1 express messenger, courier
post (v.) 1 hasten, speed, ride fast
postern (n.) entrance, side gate, back door
pound (v.) shut up, confine [as animals in a pound]
power (n.) 3 authority, government
power (n.) 7 control, influence, sway
practise (v.) 1 plot, scheme, conspire
praise (v.) 1 appraise, test, try out
prefer (v.) 1 promote, advance, recommend
prefer (v.) 1 promote, advance, recommend
preferment (n.) advancement, promotion
presently (adv.) 1 immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.) 1 immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.) 1 immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.) 1 immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.) 1 immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.) 1 immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.) 1 immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.) 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
presently (adv.) 2 after a short time, soon, before long
pretence (n.) 1 plan, design, intention, purpose
pretended (adj.) intended, purposed, proposed
prevent (v.) 2 take steps to thwart, avoid by prompt action
prick on (v.) incite, urge on, spur on
prime (n.) 2 early years, prime of life, fullness of youth
principality (n.) spiritual being very high in the hierarchy of angels
print, in in a precise way, by the letter, very carefully
privy 1 privately aware [of], secretly knowledgeable [about]
proceeding (n.) 1 course of action, measures
prodigious (adj.) 3 malapropism for ‘prodigal’
proper (adj.) 1 good-looking, handsome, comely
proportion (n.) 11 malapropism for ‘portion’ [= share of the estate]
protestation (n.) solemn declaration, affirmation
provided (adj.) prepared, ready, provided with necessities
publisher (n.) exposer, divulger, one who makes public
pudding (n.) 1 type of large savoury dish; dumpling, pasty
puling (n./adj.) 2 whimperingly, whiningly, complainingly
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.) 2 point at issue, matter in hand
purpose (v.) 1 intend, plan
put forth (v.) 2 send abroad, send away
quaintly (adv.) 1 subtly, skilfully, ingeniously
quaintly (adv.) 1 subtly, skilfully, ingeniously
qualify (v.) 1 moderate, weaken, diminish
quality (n.) 2 accomplishment, capacity, ability
quality (n.) 2 accomplishment, capacity, ability
quality (n.) 8 companions, associates, fraternity
quick (adj.) 2 lively, animated, vivacious
quick (adj.) 4 sharp, keen, alert
quip (n.) retort, taunt, gibe
quote (v.) 1 closely observe, note, examine
quoth (v.) said
ragged (adj.) 3 rough-hewn, dilapidated, rugged
rail (v.) rant, rave, be abusive [about]
rare (adj.) 1 marvellous, splendid, excellent
ravel (v.) become entangled, get confused
reason (n.) 6 alternative, choice, possibility
reason (v.) 3 raise, bring up, discuss
receive (v.) 1 consider, believe, regard
reck (v.) regard, heed, care [for]
record (v.) sing, warble, chant
recourse (n.) 1 opportunity of going, means of access
recover (v.) 3 reach, get to, make
regard (v.) 1 take note of, pay heed to, value
regard (v.) 1 take note of, pay heed to, value
rehearse (v.) 1 relate, recount, give an account of
rehearse (v.) 3 repeat, recite, say over again
relish (v.) 5 sing, warble, croon
remembrance (n.) 1 memory, bringing to mind, recollection
remembrance (n.) 4 love-token, keepsake, memento
remission (n.) 1 pardon, forgiveness
remorseful (adj.) 2 compassionate, caring, full of pity
repair (v.) 1 come, go, make one's way
repair (v.) 2 restore, renew, revive
repeal (n.) recall, return from banishment
repeal (v.) recall, call back [from exile]
repose (v.) confidently settle, happily rely
repute (v.) consider, think, reckon
requital (n.) recompense, reward, repayment
requite (v.), past forms requit, requited 1 reward, repay, recompense
resolved (adj.) 1 determined, settled, decided
resort (n.) 1 visits, visitings, approaches
resort (n.) 3 crowd, gathering, company
respect (v.) 1 pay attention to, heed
respect (v.) 3 value, have regard for, prize
respect (v.) 3 value, have regard for, prize
respect (v.) 3 value, have regard for, prize
respect (v.) 4 scruple about, have qualms about
respect of, in (prep.) 2 on account of
respective (adj.) 2 worthy of respect, estimable, inspiring admiration
rifle (v.) search and rob, plunder
ripe (adj.) 5 mature, sophisticated, refined
road (n.) 1 harbour, anchorage, roadstead
road (n.) 1 harbour, anchorage, roadstead
root (n.) 1 bottom [of one's heart]
root (v.) 1 provide with roots, receive the roots of
rude (adj.) 4 uncivilized, uncultivated, unrefined
ruinous (adj.) ruined, decayed, ravaged
sacred (adj.) 2 revered, respected [as if a holy thing]
sad (adj.) 1 serious, grave, solemn
sad (adj.) 1 serious, grave, solemn
sad (adj.) 3 downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
sad (adj.) 3 downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
sad (adj.) 3 downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
salute (v.) 3 pay respects to, make a formal visit to
say (v.) 6 speak the truth, speak to the point
scandalized (adj.) disgraced, defamed, made a subject of scandal
scape, 'scape (v.) escape, avoid
search (v.) 1 probe, explore, examine
sedge (n.) variety of grassy plant, rush
senseless (adj.) 1 lacking human sensation, incapable of feeling
senseless (adj.) 2 unconscious, insensible, oblivious
sepulchre (v.) 1 place in a sepulchre, bury
servant (n.) 1 devotee, one who gives dedicated service, lover
serve (v.) 4 be of use, render service, be an advantage [to]
serviceable (adj.) 1 faithful, loyal, devoted, ready to serve
set (adj.) 4 seated, sitting down
set (v.) 8 compose a tune, write the music
several (adj.) 1 separate, different, distinct
several (adj.) 1 separate, different, distinct
shadow (n.) 1 image, likeness, portrait, semblance
shadow (n.) 1 image, likeness, portrait, semblance
shadow (n.) 1 image, likeness, portrait, semblance
shadow (n.) 4 illusion, unreal image, delusion
shadow (n.) 4 illusion, unreal image, delusion
shadow (n.) 4 illusion, unreal image, delusion
shadow (n.) 5 spirit, phantom, spectre, ghost
shadowy (adj.) shady, shaded
shape (n.) 1 appearance, aspect, visible form
shapeless (adj.) 2 aimless, without guidance, desultory
sharp (adj.) 3 high-pitched, shrill, out-of-tune
sharp (adj.) 5 ardent, keen, fervent
shelving (adv.) slopingly, projecting out, with an overhang
shot (n.) 4 tavern bill, reckoning
show (v.) appear, look [like], present [as]
silly (adj.) 1 helpless, defenceless, vulnerable
sinew (n.) 2 nerve
slender (adj.) slight, trifling, insignificant
slow (adj.) 1 heavy, gloomy, dejected
sluggardized (adj.) like a sluggard, made lazy
small (adj.) 1 slender, slim
sojourn (v.) 1 pause, reside, stay for a while
solemnity (n.) 1 celebration, jubilation, festivity
something (adv.) 1 somewhat, rather
sort (v.) 2 choose, find, arrange
sort (v.) 5 correspond [to], be in agreement, conform [to]
sovereignty (n.) 1 pre-eminence, greatest excellence
spaniel-like (adj.) fawningly, slavishly, like a tame dog
speed (n.) 2 assistance, aid, protector
speed (v.) 1 meet with success, prosper, flourish
spite (n.) 1 annoyance, vexation, irritation
sport (n.) 1 recreation, amusement, entertainment
spurn (v.) 1 reject, scorn, despise, treat with contempt
stand (v.) 3 stop, halt
stand (v.) 8 waste time, delay, wait
starve (v.) 5 destroy, wither, waste away
state (n.) 1 condition, circumstances, situation, state of affairs
stay (n.) 1 staying, remaining, continued presence
stay (v.) 2 linger, tarry, delay
stay (v.) 5 keep, make to stay, allow to remain
stead (v.) help, assist, benefit
stick (v.) 4 slaughter, kill [by stabbing]
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]
still an end repeatedly, time and again, over and over
stock (n.) 3 stocking
stock (n.) 5 dowry, wedding endowment
stomach (n.) 1 appetite, desire [for food]
stomach (n.) 5 anger, resentment, vexation
strange, make it affect indifference, pretend to be unwilling
study (v.) 1 deliberate, meditate, reflect [on]
subscribe to (v.) 2 make acknowledgement of, admit to
substance (n.) 1 real thing, genuine article
substance (n.) 1 real thing, genuine article
subtle, subtile (adj.) 1 crafty, cunning, wily
success (n.) 2 fortune, destiny
sudden (adj.) 7 sharp, caustic, biting
sue (v.) 2 pay court, act as a suitor
suffer (v.) 1 allow, permit, let
suggest (v.) 1 tempt, prompt, incite
suit (n.) 2 wooing, courtship
suit (n.) 2 wooing, courtship
suit (n.) 2 wooing, courtship
sun-expelling (adj.) protecting against the sun [to preserve facial beauty]
sup (v.) 1 have supper
sure (adj.) 3 safe, secure, free from danger
surfeit (v.) 2 become sick through having too much
swain (n.) 4 lover, wooer, sweetheart
swain (n.) 4 lover, wooer, sweetheart
sweet (adj.) 4 wanton, lecherous; or: with a sweet tooth
sweet-suggesting (adj.) sweetly tempting, seductive, irresistable
swinge (v.) beat, thrash, flog
swinge (v.) beat, thrash, flog
table (n.) 1 writing tablet, memo pad, notebook
take to (v.) 2 subsist on, use as a resource
take up (v.) 9 rebuke, scold, reprimand
tangle (v.) trap, snare, enmesh, hold fast
tarriance (n.) 1 delay, procrastination, lingering
tarry (v.) 1 stay, remain, linger
tarry (v.) 1 stay, remain, linger
temper (v.) 2 mould, shape, work, bring [to a particular character]
tender (adj.) 2 immature, undeveloped, inexperienced
tender (v.) 1 offer, give, present
tender (v.) 2 feel concern for, hold dear, care for
testern (v.) give a sixpence [tester] as a tip
testy (adj.) irritable, peevish, short-tempered
thicket (n.) densely wooded area
thought (n.) 2 melancholic reflection, anxiety, sorrow, worry
throughly (adv.) thoroughly, fully, completely
tilt (n.) lance-charge, joust, combat
time (n.) 4 age, years
time, in good 1 at the right moment
timeless (adj.) untimely, premature, ill-timed
tire (n.) 1 head-dress, ornament for the head, raiment
to it, to't to the test, to death
tongue (n.) 2 (plural) foreign language
touch (n.) 7 fingering, handling, skill in playing
touch (v.) 1 affect, concern, regard, relate to
toy (n.) 1 whim, caprice, trifling matter
trenched (adj.) 2 cut, carved, engraved
trencher (n.) plate, platter, serving dish
trim (v.) 1 dress, attire, make [oneself] ready
triumph (n.) 1 public festivity, pageant, display of celebration, tournament
trust me believe me
try (v.) 2 put to the test, test the goodness [of]
tune (n.) 1 state of mind, mood
tune (v.) 1 play
tune (v.) 1 play
tune (v.) 2 sing, utter, sound out
turn (v.) 1 change, transform, alter
turn (v.) 10 bring, put
twit (v.) taunt, upbraid, reproach
unadvised (adv.) 1 accidentally, inadvertently, thoughtlessly
uncivil (adj.) uncivilized, barbarous, unrefined
uncivil (adj.) uncivilized, barbarous, unrefined
understand (v.) 1 stand under the force of [with pun on ‘comprehend’]
undone (adj.) ruined, destroyed, brought down
undone (adj.) ruined, destroyed, brought down
ungartered (v.) untied, not wearing a garter [a sign of a lovesick man]
unheedful (adj.) careless, heedless, irresponsible
unheedfully (adv.) heedlessly, carelessly, inattentively
unjust (adj.) 2 unfaithful, false [to honour]
unmellowed (adj.) not matured in age, showing no grey hairs
unreverend (adj.) irreverent, impertinent, impudent
unsounded (adj.) unfathomed, unexplored, with unrevealed depths
unstaid (adj.) 3 immodest, undignified, indecorous
untuneable (adj.) unsuitable, disagreeable; or: unmelodious
up and down (adv.) exactly, completely, in every respect
urge (v.) 6 provoke, incite, impel
urinal (n.) medical vessel for holding urine
use (n.) 1 usual practice, habit, custom
use (v.) 2 treat, deal with, manage
vain (adj.) 1 foolish, silly, stupid
vantage (n.) 2 advantageous position, place of vantage, superiority
vantage (n.) 3 advantage, benefit, advancement, profit
verdure, verdour (n.) sap, vitality, vigour, freshness
verily (adv.) in truth, truly, indeed
very (adj.) 2 true, real, genuine
vesture (n.) garment, clothing, garb, costume
visit (v.) 2 supply, furnish, provide
votary (n.) 1 devotee, disciple, worshipper [of]
votary (n.) 1 devotee, disciple, worshipper [of]
wag (n.) fellow, lad, mischievous boy
wailful (adj.) plaintive, disconsolate, wistful
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
wanton (adj.) 2 casual, gentle
wanton (n.) 4 wilful creature, obstinate individual
warrant (n.) 2 licence, sanction, authorization
warrant (n.) 2 licence, sanction, authorization
warrant (v.) 1 assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
warrant (v.) 1 assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
warrant (v.) 3 act as a pledge for, give an assurance about
watch (v.) 1 stay awake, keep vigil
watch (v.) 1 stay awake, keep vigil
watcher (n.) one who stays wide-awake
watchful (adj.) wakeful, unsleeping, vigilant
wayward (adj.) 1 perverse, unreasonable, awkward
weed (n.) 1 (plural) garments, dress, clothes
weed (v.) [debated usage] weed out, root out
well-favoured (adj.) good-looking, attractive in appearance
wench (n.) girl, lass
wench (n.) girl, lass
wench (n.) girl, lass
wheels, on running smoothly, providing an easy life
will (n.) 1 desire, wish, liking, inclination
will (n.) 3 wilfulness, self-will, determination
wink (v.) 1 shut one's eyes
wink (v.) 1 shut one's eyes
wink (v.) 1 shut one's eyes
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.) 5 mind, brain, thoughts
wits, also five wits faculties of the mind (common wit, imagination, fantasy, estimation, memory) or body (the five senses)
wonder (v.) 1 marvel [at], be astonished [at]
wont (v.) be accustomed, used [to], be in the habit of
wont (v.) be accustomed, used [to], be in the habit of
wont (v.) be accustomed, used [to], be in the habit of
wont (v.) be accustomed, used [to], be in the habit of
worthy (n.) thing of worth, distinction, excellence
wot (v.) 1 learn, know, be told
wreathe (v.) fold, intertwine