The Tempest
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 Tempest
abhorred (adj.)horrifying, disgusting, abominable
abhorred (adj.)horrifying, disgusting, abominable
abide (v.)stay, remain, stop [in a position]
abjure (v.)swear to abandon, solemnly reject
abroad (adv.)in the outside world, freely at large, elsewhere, everywhere
abroad (adv.)in the outside world, freely at large, elsewhere, everywhere
absolute (adj.)unrestricted, unconditional, without restraint
abstenious (adj.)abstemious
abuse (v.)deceive, mislead, fool, cheat
abysm (n.)abyss, chasm, gulf
accident (n.)occurrence, event, happening
accident (n.)occurrence, event, happening
act (v.)act out, perform, enact
admiration (n.)amazement, astonishment, wonder
admire (v.)marvel, wonder, be astonished [at]
admired (adj.)regarded with admiration, wondered at
admit (v.)permit, allow, grant
advance (v.)raise, lift up, upraise
advance (v.)raise, lift up, upraise
advantage (n.)right moment, favourable opportunity
advantage (v.)benefit, help, aid
adventure (v.)venture, dare, chance, risk
Aeneas (n.)[pron: e'neeas] Trojan hero, son of Anchises and Aphrodite; in Roman legend, the ancestor of the Romans
afeard (adj.)afraid, frightened, scared
afeard (adj.)afraid, frightened, scared
afeard (adj.)afraid, frightened, scared
afeard (adj.)afraid, frightened, scared
affection (n.)emotion, feeling
affection (n.)emotion, feeling
affection (n.)love, devotion
afire (adj.)on fire, burning
afore, 'fore (prep.)in the presence of
Afric (n.)Africa, often thought of as a desert place
ague (n.)fever, sickness, shaking [as caused by a fever]
ague (n.)fever, sickness, shaking [as caused by a fever]
ague (n.)fever, sickness, shaking [as caused by a fever]
a-hold (adv.)[nautical] close to the wind [to hold steady]
air (n.)melody, tune, strain
air (n.)melody, tune, strain
air (n.)melody, tune, strain
air (v.)exercise, take the air, provide with fresh air
allay (v.)subside, abate, diminish, quell
allay (v.)subside, abate, diminish, quell
amain (adv.)in all haste, at full speed
amazement (n.)overwhelming wonder
amazement (n.)alarm, apprehension, fear
amazement (n.)alarm, apprehension, fear
amend (v.)get better, recover, revive, heal
an if (conj.)if
an if (conj.)if
and, an (conj.)if, whether
angle (n.)corner, nook, spot
anon (adv.)soon, shortly, presently
anon (adv.)soon, shortly, presently
answer (v.)satisfy, discharge, requite
answer (v.)fulfil, meet, satisfy
apace (adv.)quickly, speedily, at a great rate
apparel (n.)clothes, clothing, dress
apparel (n.)clothes, clothing, dress
appertaining (adj.)related, relevant, appropriate
Arabia (n.)region of SW Asia, thought of as a desert area
Argier (n.)[pron: ahr'jeer] Algiers; seaport capital of Algeria, N Africa
art (n.)magic, enchantment, trickery
art (n.)magic, enchantment, trickery
art (n.)magic, enchantment, trickery
art (n.)magic, enchantment, trickery
art (n.)magic, enchantment, trickery
art (n.)magic, enchantment, trickery
art (n.)magic, enchantment, trickery
art (n.)magic, enchantment, trickery
article (n.)item, particular, point of substance
aspersion (n.)sprinkling, shower, spray
assist (v.)accompany, attend, escort
assurance (n.)security, certainty, confidence
attach (v.)seize, take hold of, grip
attend (v.)accompany, follow closely, go with
attend (v.)accompany, follow closely, go with
attend (v.)accompany, follow closely, go with
attend (v.)accompany, follow closely, go with
attend (v.)listen [to], pay attention [to]
attend (v.)listen [to], pay attention [to]
attend (v.)listen [to], pay attention [to]
attend (v.)serve, follow, wait [on/upon]
attend (v.)serve, follow, wait [on/upon]
aught (n.)anything, [with negative word] nothing
austerely (adv.)seriously, sternly, severely
avoid (v.)be off, be gone, go away
aye (adv.)always, ever, for eternity
aye (adv.)always, ever, for eternity
azure, azured (adj.)coloured blue, bright blue [as of an uncloudy sky]
backward (n.)past portion, earlier part, bygone period
badge (n.)livery, insignia of employment
bake (v.)harden, make solid
band (n.)bond, shackle, chain
bank (n.)coast, shore
bark, barque (n.)ship, vessel
barnacle (n.)species of goose [believed to begin life as a shellfish]
baseless (adj.)unsubstantial, lacking a foundation
baseness (n.)lowly activity, contemptible work
baseness (n.)lowly activity, contemptible work
basis (n.)base, foot, foundation
bass, base (v.)utter with bass voice, proclaim resonantly
bate (v.)except, omit, leave out of consideration
bate (v.)omit, lose, leave out
bate (v.)[of quantities] lessen, reduce, deduct
bat-fowling (n.)catching birds roosting at night, by hitting them with a club
beak (n.)bow, prow, front
bear (v.), past forms bore, bornesustain, carry through, keep going
bear (v.), past forms bore, bornebehave, look, conduct [oneself]
bear off (v.)ward off, keep away, repel
bear up (v.)stay upright, not fall down
beat (v.)hammer away, ponder furiously
beat (v.)hammer away, ponder furiously
become (v.)be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
become (v.)grace, honour, dignify
bedim (v.)make dim, cover with cloud
bed-right (n.)consummation, conjugal rights
before (adv.)ahead, in advance
beget (v.), past form begotproduce, engender, give rise to
bemocked-at (adj.)mocked, scorned, derided
bend (v.)turn, direct one's steps, proceed
Bermoothes (n.)[pron: ber'moothuhz] Bermuda Islands
best (n.)highest ranking person, most eminent person
best, thou wert / you wereyou are best advised
bestir (v.)arouse, rouse, make active
bestow (v.)stow away, dispose of
bestrew (v.)cover, lie spread over
betide (v.)happen (to), befall, come (to)
betrim (v.)trim about, array, embellish
better (adj.)higher-born, of greater social rank
bid (v.), past form badecommand, order, enjoin, tell
bid (v.), past form badecommand, order, enjoin, tell
bite (v.)erode, wear down, eat away at
blessed, blest (adj.)lucky, fortunate, happy
blessedly (adv.)luckily, fortunately, happily
blood (n.)passion, feeling, strong emotion [especially sexual]
bloody (adj.)blood-thirsty, warlike, ferocious
blow (v.)deposit eggs [in], pollute, contaminate
board (v.)[nautical] get on board
boast off (v.)boast about, extol, sing praises of
bode (v.)promise, predict, forecast
bolt (n.)thunderbolt
bombard, bumbard (n.)large leather wine-jug
book (n.)book-learning, scholarship, erudition
bootless (adj.)useless, worthless, fruitless, unavailing
boresprit (n.)bowsprit; boom extending from the bow to which the lower edge of the front sail is fastened
bosky (adj.)bushy, full of thickets
bound (n.)limit, boundary, confine, barrier
bound (n.)limit, boundary, confine, barrier
bourn (n.)limit of property, land boundary
brace (n.)group of two, couple, pair
brained (adj.)furnished with a brain, addle-brained
brave (adj.)noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.)noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.)noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.)noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.)noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.)noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.)noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.)noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.)fine, excellent, splendid, impressive
brave (adj.)fine, excellent, splendid, impressive
brave (adj.)fine, excellent, splendid, impressive
brave (adj.)fine, excellent, splendid, impressive
brave (adj.)fine, excellent, splendid, impressive
brave (adj.)fine, excellent, splendid, impressive
bravely (adv.)splendidly, worthily, excellently
bravely (adv.)splendidly, worthily, excellently
bravely (adv.)splendidly, worthily, excellently
breath (n.)utterance, speech, voice
breath (n.)utterance, speech, voice
brim (n.)edge, border, margin
brine (n.)sea water, sea
brine (n.)sea water, sea
brine-pit (n.)salt-pit
brood (n.)children, offspring
broom-grove (n.)grove of broom [a yellow-flowered shrub]
bully (n./adj.)[especially as a warm form of address] fine fellow, good friend
burden, burthen (n.)refrain, chorus
burden, burthen (v.)load down, weigh down
business (n.)mission, errand, purpose
business (n.)event, happening, occurrence
business (n.)event, happening, occurrence
business (n.)deed, action, affair, task
business (n.)deed, action, affair, task
business (n.)deed, action, affair, task
butt (n.)large cask, barrel
butt (n.)large cask, barrel
butt (n.)large cask, barrel
butt (n.)ramshackle boat, tub, hulk
by and by (adv.)immediately, straightaway, directly
by and by (adv.)immediately, straightaway, directly
can (v.)be skilled [in], have ability [in]
candied (adj.)made of ice, crystallized, glistening
canker (n./adj.)cancer, ulcer, blight, corruption
canker (v.)decay, become corrupt, grow malignant
capable ofopen to, subject to, susceptible to
caper (v.)dance with joy, leap with delight
carriage (n.)burden, load
Carthage (n.)capital of the Carthaginian state, 1st millennium BC; close to the later site of Tunis
case (n.)fit state, state of readiness
cast (v.)cast up, throw up, regurgitate
cat-a-mountain, cat o'mountain (adj./n.)mountain-cat, wildcat, panther
catch (n.)musical round
catch (n.)musical round
catch (v.)catch up with, overtake
cell (n.)small humble dwelling
cell (n.)small humble dwelling
cell (n.)small humble dwelling
cell (n.)small humble dwelling
cell (n.)small humble dwelling
cell (n.)small humble dwelling
cell (n.)small humble dwelling
Ceres (n.)[pron: 'seereez] Roman goddess of crops and fruit
certes (adv.)certainly, assuredly, without doubt
clear (adj.)pure, spotless, faultless
cleave to (v.)cling to, adhere to, obey
closeness (n.)solitude, seclusion, retirement
cloven (adj.)split, cleft apart
cockerel (n.)young cock
coil (n.)turmoil, disturbance, fuss
cold (adj.)chaste, modest, lacking sensual passion
collected (adj.)composed, self-possessed, cool
comfort (n.)happiness, joy, cheerfulness
commonweal, commonwealth (n.)state, nation, community, body politic
compass (v.)accomplish, fulfil, achieve, bring about
compass (v.)embrace, enfold
complexion (n.)appearance, look, colouring
conceive (v.)understand, comprehend, follow
condition (n.)position, social rank, station
condition (n.)settlement, terms, pact
condition (n.)settlement, terms, pact
conduct (n.)conductor, leader, director
confederate (v.)ally, enter into a league, conspire
confine (n.)prison, place of confinement
consent (n.)agreement, accord, unanimity, compact
constant (adj.)settled, stable, steady
content (adj.)satisfied, calm, easy in mind
content (n.)pleasure, satisfaction, happiness
content (v.)please, gratify, delight, satisfy
contrary (n.)opposite condition, opposing state
control (v.)overwhelm, overpower
control (v.)challenge, take to task
convulsion (n.)cramp, spasm, contraction
coragio (int.)courage
corollary (n.)extra one, surplus, supernumerary
coronet (n.)small crown [inferior to one worn by the sovereign]
correspondentresponsive, receptive, compliant
couch (v.)conceal, hide, lie hidden
course (n.)sail attached to the lower yards of a sailing ship
course (n.)sail attached to the lower yards of a sailing ship
course (n.)course of action, way of proceeding
crab (n.)crab-apple, sour apple
crabbed (adj.)irritable, churlish, bad-tempered
crack (v.)sprain, tear, rupture
crack (v.)collapse, break down, fall to pieces
crave (v.)need, demand, require
credit (n.)credibility, believing, belief
credit (n.)credibility, believing, belief
crisp (adj.)rippling, undulating, curling with waves
crown (n.)head
cubit (n.)measure of length or distance [from the length of the forearm: about 20 inches / c.51 cm]
curfew (n.)evening bell
dainty (adj.)splendid, fine, excellent
dalliance (n.)love-talk, flirting, amorous caressing
dam (n.)mother
dam (n.)mother
dam (n.)mother
day (n.)time, hour [of day]
dead (adj.)death-like, lifeless, spiritless
deal (v.)proceed, behave, conduct oneself
dear (adj.)of great worth, valuable, precious
dear (adj.)dire, grievous, hard
dear (adj.)dire, grievous, hard
deboshed, deboyst (adj.)debauched, corrupted, depraved
deck (v.)cover, adorn, decorate
deck (v.)cover, adorn, decorate
deep (adj.)learned, profound, erudite
delicate (adj.)pleasure-seeking, voluptuous, self-indulgent
delicate (adj.)pleasant, delightful, congenial
delicate (adj.)pleasant, delightful, congenial
delicate (adj.)fine in quality, of exquisite nature, dainty
delicate (adj.)fine in quality, of exquisite nature, dainty
deliver (v.)report [to], communicate [to], tell, describe
deliver (v.)report [to], communicate [to], tell, describe
demand (v.)request to tell, question, ask [about]
demi-devil (n.)half-devil
demi-puppet (n.)tiny puppet, dwarf-like creature
desert (adj.)desolate, lonely, isolated
design (n.)scheme, plan, plot
desperation (n.)reckless despair, desperate thoughts [of self-destruction]
destiny (n.)preordained outcome, divine foretelling
device (n.)mechanism, contrivance, apparatus
dewlapped (adj.)with folds of loose skin around the throat
Dido (n.)[pron: 'diydoh] Queen of Carthage who fell in love with Aeneas when he was shipwrecked on her shores; commanded by Jupiter, Aeneas left without seeing Dido again, and she killed herself on a funeral pyre
diligence (n.)attentiveness, assiduity, careful service
diligence (n.)diligent person, attentive servant
diligent (adj.)attentive, heedful, ready to respond
direful (adj.)dreadful, terrible, frightful
Dis (n.)Roman god of the underworld; another name for Pluto
discase (v.)shed a disguise, take off outer garments
discourse (n.)conversation, talk, chat
discover (v.)reveal, show, make known
discover (v.)reveal, show, make known
discovery (n.)exploration, travel
discretion (n.)prudence, sound judgement, good sense
discharge (n.)performance, fulfilment, execution
discharge (v.)fulfil, execute, perform
dismissed (adj.)rejected, discarded, spurned
dispersedly (adv.)from various positions, here and there
dispose (v.)carry out, manage, handle
dissolve (v.)lose influence, reduce to nothing
distempered (adj.)vexed, troubled, ill-humoured
distinctly (adv.)individually, separately, personally
distracted (adj.)perplexed, confused, agitated
distraction (n.)madness, derangement, insanity
ditty (n.)song
divers (adj.)different, various, several
do (v.)go on, carry on
dock (n.)variety of weedy herb
doit (n.)[small Dutch coin = half an English farthing] trivial sum, worthless amount, trifle
dollar (n.)German silver coin
dolour (n.)sorrow, grief, lamentation
donation (n.)gift, present, favour
dote on / upon (v.)be infatuated with, idolize
doubletman's close-fitting jacket with short skirt
doubt (v.)fear, be afraid [for], feel anxious [for]
dower (n.)dowry, property or wealth given with a wife
dowle, dowl (n.)small feather, tiny part of a feather
down (n.)downs, undulating hills
draw (v.)drink deep, drain
drawn (adj.)with sword drawn
dread (adj.)frightening, terrifying, fearful
dread (adj.)frightening, terrifying, fearful
drift (n.)direction, progress, course
drollery (n.)puppet-show, comic entertainment
dropsy (n.)type of disease in which the body retains watery fluids
drowning-mark (n.)indication of death by drowning
dry (adj.)thirsty, parched, longing
dull (adj.)obtuse, stupid
dull (adj.)gloomy, melancholic, sullen
dullness, dulness (adv.)sleepiness, drowsiness, tiredness
dusky (adj.)dark, shadowy
ears, overdrowned
earth (n.)piece of dirt, beast of the earth
earth (v.)put in the earth, bury, inter
earthy (adj.)coarse, unrefined, gross
ecstasy (n.)fit, bout of madness, frenzied behaviour
edge (n.)keen delight, special enjoyment
eldest (adj.)oldest, longest
element (n.)substance, raw material, physical matter
element (n.)(plural) substances from which all material things are made [believed to be earth, water, air, fire]
element (n.)(plural) substances from which all material things are made [believed to be earth, water, air, fire]
else (adv.)otherwise
enact (v.)bring about, accomplish, perform
encounter (v.)stand opposite, take a partner
end (n.)outcome, result, issue
end (n.)purpose, aim, design
end (n.)purpose, aim, design
enforce (v.)force, compel, constrain, drive
engine (n.)weapon, instrument of warfare
entertain (v.)receive, admit, let in
entertain (v.)welcome, receive kindly, treat well, show hospitality to
entertain (v.)cherish, harbour, welcome
entertainer (n.)receiver, harbourer, person who considers
entertainment (n.)treatment, hospitality, reception
envy (n.)malice, ill-will, enmity
estate (v.)endow, settle upon, bestow (up)on
event (n.)outcome, issue, consequence
event (n.)outcome, issue, consequence
execute (v.)carry out, fulfil, perform
executor (n.)agent, doer, performer
exercise (v.)work, practise, perform [a function]
extirpate (v.)remove, eliminate, drive away
eye (n.)hint, tinge, slight shade
eye (n.)sight, view, presence
eye (n.)look, glance, gaze
fade (v.)decay, decompose, become corrupt
fain (adv.)gladly, willingly
fair (adj.)handsome, good-looking, beautiful
false (adj.)treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.)treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adv.)unfairly, with a trick, cheatingly
falsehood (n.)disloyalty, treachery, faithlessness
fancy (n.)imagination, mind, mental state
fancy (n.)imagining, flight of fancy, fanciful thought
fare (v.)get on, manage, do, cope
fare (v.)get on, manage, do, cope
fare ... well (int.)goodbye [to an individual]
fate (n.)destiny, fortune
fearful (adj.)causing fear, awe-inspiring, terrifying, alarming
feat (adj.)becoming, neat, well fitting
featly (adv.)gracefully, skilfully, nimbly
feature (n.)physical appearance, bodily shape, looks
fellow (n.)companion, associate
fellow (n.)spouse, husband/wife
fellowly (adj.)companiable, sympathetic, of fellowship
fen (n.)marshland, swamp
fen (n.)marshland, swamp
fen (n.)marshland, swamp
fetch (n.)type of fodder crop; vetch, tare
fetch off (v.)rescue, get back, retrieve
few, in (a)in few words, in short, in brief
figure (n.)portrayal, rendering, presentation
filbert (n.)hazel-nut
fine (adj.)finely clothed, smartly dressed
fine (adj.)graceful, exquisitely formed
fine (adj.)graceful, exquisitely formed
fine (adj.)graceful, exquisitely formed
fire (n.)lightning, thunderbolt
firebrand (n.)will-o'-the-wisp, moving light
firing (n.)firewood, fuel
flame (v.)inflame, excite; or: convey by flaming
flame (v.)blaze, shine, flash
flat (n.)low-lying land, plain, swampy ground
flat-long (adj.)with the flat side of a sword; ineffectively
flesh-fly (n.)fly that lays its eggs in dead flesh
flote (n.)sea, waves
flout (v.)insult, abuse, mock
flow (v.)[of water] rise to a great height
fly (v.)leave, run away [from], flee
fly-blowing (n.)having flies deposit their eggs
foil (n.)check, repulse, setback, defeat
foison, foizon (n.)[pron: 'foyzn] abundance, plenty, profusion
foison, foizon (n.)[pron: 'foyzn] abundance, plenty, profusion
foot itdance away, tread lively
footing (n.)dance, measure
foretell (v.), past form foretoldtell earlier, say beforehand
form (n.)physical appearance, outward appearance
forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forsworeabandon, renounce, reject, give up
forthright (n.)straight path, direct course
Fortune (n.)Roman goddess, shown as a woman at a spinning wheel, or controlling a rudder, and as blind
founder (v.)make lame, cause to break down
fraughting (adj.)forming the cargo, making up the freight
fresh (n.)freshwater stream, fresh spring
fright (v.), past form frightedfrighten, scare, terrify
fright (v.), past form frightedfrighten, scare, terrify
frippery (n.)second-hand clothes shop
frown (n.)fierce look, severe face
frustrate (adj.)unsuccessful, thwarted, fruitless
full (adv.)very, exceedingly, extremely
fume (n.)harmful vapour [rising from the stomach to the brain]
furnish (v.)provide, supply, possess
furze (n.)spiny shrub, gorse
furze (n.)spiny shrub, gorse
gaberdine (n.)cloak, cape, loose upper garment
gaberdine (n.)cloak, cape, loose upper garment
gait (n.)manner of walking, bearing, movement
gale (n.)wind, breeze
gallant (n.)fine gentleman, man of fashion
gallows (n.)someone who deserves to be hanged
garner (n.)granary, corn storehouse
generation (n.)family, progeny
genius (n.)spirit, angel
gentle (adj.)peaceful, calm, free from violence
gentle (adj.)courteous, friendly, kind
gentle (adj.)courteous, friendly, kind
gentle (adj.)courteous, friendly, kind
gentle (adj.)soft, tender, kind
gently (adv.)quietly, tamely, without a fight
get (v.)beget, conceive, breed
ghastly (adj.)full of fear, frightened
gild (v.), past forms gilt, gildedbring colour to, brighten, illuminate
gin, 'gin (v.), past form gan, 'ganbegin [to]
give in chargegive orders, command, direct
give out (v.)report, assert, make known
give over (v.)desert, leave, abandon
give way (v.)yield to, succumb to, submit to
glass (n.)[sand of the] hourglass
glass (n.)[sand of the] hourglass
glass (n.)mirror, looking-glass
glistering (adj.)glittering, shining, sparkling
gloss (n.)brightness, freshness, shine, lustre
glut (v.)swallow up, devour, engulf
go to (v.)get moving, get to work, come on
good (n.)good fellow
good (n.)good fellow
goodly (adj.)splendid, excellent, fine
goodly (adj.)good-looking, handsome, attractive, comely
goodly (adj.)good-looking, handsome, attractive, comely
goodly (adj.)good-looking, handsome, attractive, comely
goss (n.)gorse, spiny shrub
gown (n.)loose upper garment worn by men
grace (n.)favour, good will
grace (n.)favour, good will
grace (n.)honour, favour, recognition, respect
grave (adj.)respected, revered, wise
green (n.)greenery, grass, vegetation
grind (v.)torment, afflict, plague
grudge (n.)murmuring, complaining, reluctance
habited (adj.)clothed, dressed, clad
hag-born (adj.)born of a witch
hag-seed (n.)witch-child
halt (v.)limp, proceed lamely
hand (v.)lay hands on, handle, have to do with
handsomely (adv.)beautifully, elegantly, attractively
hap (v.)happen, take place, come to pass
harpy (n.)mythical rapacious bird, half woman, half vulture [symbolizing divine retribution]
harpy (n.)mythical rapacious bird, half woman, half vulture [symbolizing divine retribution]
hatch (n.)(plural) movable deck planks
hearken (v.)listen [to], pay attention [to]
hearken (v.)listen [to], pay attention [to]
heart (n.)(plural) grand-hearted lads, fine companions
heart (n.)(plural) grand-hearted lads, fine companions
heath (n.)heather
heavily (adv.)sorrowfully, sadly, gloomily
heaviness (n.)sleepiness, drowsiness
heaviness (n.)sadness, grief, sorrow
heavy (adj.)sorrowful, sad, gloomy
heavy (adj.)weary, exhausted, worn out
heavy (adj.)pressing, weighty, overpowering
heavy (adj.)tedious, tiresome, uninteresting
heedfully (adv.)attentively, carefully, conscientiously
hest (n.)command, behest, order
hest (n.)command, behest, order
hest (n.)command, behest, order
high (adj.)sophisticated, elevated, superior
high (adj.)proud, haughty, grand
high-day (n.)day of celebration, festival day, holiday
hint (n.)occasion, circumstance, experience
hint (n.)occasion, circumstance, experience
hogshead (n.)large cask, barrel [of wine]
hoist (v.)launch; or: make go aloft
hold (v.)keep, maintain, observe
hollowly (adv.)insincerely, hypocritically, deceitfully
home (adv.)fully, thoroughly, unsparingly
hoodwink (v.)cover up, hide from sight
hoop (n.)circular shape, bent posture
hot (adj.)lecherous, lustful, hot-blooded
Hymen (n.)[pron: 'hiymen] Greek god who led a wedding procession; associated with a torch, crown of flowers, and flute
Hymen (n.)[pron: 'hiymen] Greek god who led a wedding procession; associated with a torch, crown of flowers, and flute
change (v.)exchange, trade
change (v.)substitute, replace, supplant
Chanticleer (n.)cock, rooster [in the medieval story of Reynard the Fox, retold in Chaucer's ‘The Nun's Priest's Tale’]
chaps, chops (n.)jaws
charge (n.)task, responsibility, duty
charge (v.)order, command, enjoin
charge (v.)order, command, enjoin
charm (n.)magic spell, enchantment
charm (n.)magic spell, enchantment
charm (n.)magic spell, enchantment
charm (n.)magic spell, enchantment
charm (n.)magic spell, enchantment
charm (n.)magic spell, enchantment
charm (v.)overcome, subdue, take over [as if by a charm]
charmingly (adv.)enchantingly, delightfully, fascinatingly
chat (n.)chatter, prattle, idle talk
cheerly (adv.)[cry of encouragement] heartily, with a will
cheerly (adv.)[cry of encouragement] heartily, with a will
cherubin (n.)celestial being, heavenly beauty
chide (v.), past form chidscold, rebuke, reprove
chirurgeonly (adv.)like a surgeon
choose, cannothave no alternative, cannot do otherwise
chough (n.)jackdaw
chronicle (n.)story, account, narrative
idle (adj.)frivolous, capricious, wanton
ill (adj.)evil, wicked, immoral
ill (adj.)evil, wicked, immoral
ill (n.)wrong, injury, harm, evil
impertinent (adj.)irrelevant, beside the point
importune (v.)urge, press
incense (v.)incite, urge, set on
Ind (n.)[pron: ind] the East Indies, thought of as a region of great wealth
Indian (n.)American Indian
infection (n.)contamination, rottenness, bad influence
infest (v.)harass, trouble, assail
inherit (v.)occupy, inhabit, live on
incharitable (adj.)uncharitable
inch-meal, by (adv.)inch by inch, little by little
injunction (n.)order, directive, command
inly (adv.)inwardly, deep within
inquisition (n.)inquiry, search, questioning
instrument (n.)agent, means, method
insubstantial (adj.)lacking substance, imaginary, unreal
into (prep.)against
invest (v.)clothe, dress, adorn
inveterate (adj.)long-standing, deep-rooted
Iris (n.)Greek goddess of the rainbow; messenger of the gods, especially of Zeus and Hera
issue (n.)child(ren), offspring, family, descendant
issue (n.)child(ren), offspring, family, descendant
issue (n.)child(ren), offspring, family, descendant
issue (v.)descend, born
Jack (n.)Jack o'lantern, trickster, practical joker
jerkin (n.)male upper garment, close-fitting jacket [often made of leather]
jocund (adj.)merry, joyful, cheerful
Jove (n.)[pron: johv] alternative name for Jupiter, the Roman supreme god
Jove (n.)[pron: johv] alternative name for Jupiter, the Roman supreme god
Juno (n.)Roman supreme goddess, wife of Jupiter, associated with the Moon, childbirth, marriage, and female identity
Jupiter, Jove (n.)Roman supreme god; associated with the heavens and the weather, especially thunder and lightning; husband of Juno
justify (v.)prove, confirm, demonstrate
justle (v.)jostle, hustle, elbow
justle (v.)jostle, hustle, elbow
keep (v.)continue, carry on, remain
keep (v.)stay within, remain inside
keeper (n.)protecting spirit, guardian angel
kernel (n.)seed, pip
kibe (n.)chilblain, inflamed heel
kind (adj.)happy, good, favourable
kind (adj.)friendly, agreeable, pleasant
kind (n.)role, part
kind (n.)nature, reality, character, disposition
kindly (adv.)with natural affection, with compassion
knave (n.)scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knave (n.)scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knit, knit up (v.)entangle, tie up, catch up
lakin (n.)variant of 'lady' [Our Lady]
land (n.)lawn, soil, ground
lass-lorn (adj.)jilted, forsaken by a sweetheart
last (n.)last part, end
late (adj.)recent, not long past
late (adv.)recently, a little while ago / before
lately (adv.)recently, of late
lay (v.)[nautical] steer away from the shore
lay on / upon (v.)set to, set about, undertake vigorously
lay to (v.)bring into action, put to work
lea (n.)meadow, field
league (n.)[measure of distance] c.3 miles [c.5 km]
learn (v.)teach, instruct [not a regional dialect usage as in modern English]
letter (n.)(plural) sophisticated learning, great scholarship
levy (v.)enlist, conscript, muster
liberal artsthe trivium [grammar, logic, rhetoric] and quadrivium [arithmetic, geometry, music, astronomy]
liege (n.)lord, sovereign
life (n.)energy, spirit, liveliness
light (adj.)[of counterfeit coins] of less weight, worthless, cheap
light (adj.)easy, ready, effortless
light (adj.)minor, slight, of little value
like (adj.)same, similar, alike, equal
like (adj.)same, similar, alike, equal
like (adj.)same, similar, alike, equal
like (adv.)likely, probable / probably
like (adv.)likely, probable / probably
like (adv.)equally, similarly, also
like (v.)please, suit
like of (v.)admire, enjoy, derive pleasure from
like, thethe same
lime (n.)birdlime
line (n.)lime tree, linden tree
line (n.)lime tree, linden tree
line and level, byvery methodically, with great precision
line-grove (n.)grove of lime trees
liquor (n.)liquid
liquor (n.)[alcoholic] drink
list (v.)wish, like, please
list (v.)wish, like, please
litter (v.)[comparing humans to animals] bring forth, be born
liver (n.)part of the body thought to be at the seat of the passions [especially sexual desire]
loathly (adj.)loathsome, hateful., disgusting
loathness (n.)loathing, repulsion, dislike
look (v.)expect, anticipate, hope, await the time
lord (v.)make a lord, ennoble, elevate
lost (adj.)ruined, perished, destroyed
luggage (n.)stuff, trappings, goods
luggage (n.)stuff, trappings, goods
lusty (adj.)vigorous, strong, robust, eager
lusty (adj.)vigorous, strong, robust, eager
maid (n.)human, mortal [woman]
maid (n.)human, mortal [woman]
maid (n.)handmaid, servant, attendant
main-course (n.)principal sail of a ship, mainsail
make (v.)bring success [to], prosper
mallow (n.)variety of wild plant
manage (n.)management, direction, administration
manner (n.)(plural) morals, character, way of behaving
mantle (v.)cover, conceal, obscure
mantled (adj.)covered, surfaced
mar (v.)ruin, harm, injure, damage
mark (v.)note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
mark (v.)note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
mark (v.)note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
mark (v.)note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
marmoset (n.)type of small monkey
marry (int.)[exclamation] by Mary
Mars (n.)Roman god of war
marvellous (adv.)very, extremely, exceedingly
massy (adj.)massive, heavy, colossal
match (n.)bargain, contract, agreement
matter (n.)subject-matter, content, substance
matter (n.)significance, import, meaning
maze (n.)arrangement of paths, network of tracks
mead (n.)meadow
mean (adj.)lowly, humble, poor
mean (adj.)of low rank, inferior in position, less important
mean (adj.)of low rank, inferior in position, less important
meander (n.)crooked path, winding way
measure back (v.)retrace, travel back, cover the distance
meddle with (v.)enter into, mingle with
merely (adv.)completely, totally, entirely
merchant (n.)merchant-ship
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
mid-season (n.)noon, middle of the day
minion (n.)darling, favourite, select one
minister (n.)messenger, agent, servant
minister (n.)messenger, agent, servant
minister (n.)messenger, agent, servant
minister (n.)messenger, agent, servant
minister (v.)provide, supply, give
mischance (n.)misfortune, calamity, mishap
mischance (n.)misfortune, calamity, mishap
mischief (n.)catastrophe, calamity, misfortune
miss (v.)forgo, do without, go without
mock (n.)act of mockery, mocking remark, derisive action, scornful irony
modesty (n.)chastity, virtue, propriety
molest (v.)vex, annoy, bother
moody (adj.)angry, wrathful, rancorous, sullen
mooncalf (n.)monstrosity, misshapen creature, monster
mooncalf (n.)monstrosity, misshapen creature, monster
mooncalf (n.)monstrosity, misshapen creature, monster
mop (n.)grimace, pout
moping (adv.)in a daze, bewilderedly
morn (n.)morning, dawn
morsel (n.)dish, mouthful, piece of flesh
mortal (adj.)human, subject to death, characterized by mortality
mortal (adj.)human, subject to death, characterized by mortality
mountaineer (n.)[often contemptuous] mountain-dweller, native of the mountains
moved (adj.)upset, agitated, distressed
mow (n.)derisive grimace, pout, mocking expression
mow (n.)derisive grimace, pout, mocking expression
mow (v.)grimace, pout, make mouths
mud (v.)bury in mud
mud (v.)bury in mud
mum (int.)be quiet, shush
murrain (n.)plague, pestilence
muse (v.)wonder at, marvel at
mushrump (n.)mushroom
natural (n.)congenital idiot, half-wit, fool
nature (n.)natural feelings, natural affection
naught, nought (n.)nothing
neat (n.)ox, cow, cattle
NeptuneRoman water-god, chiefly associated with the sea and sea-weather
NeptuneRoman water-god, chiefly associated with the sea and sea-weather
nerve (n.)sinew, ligament, muscle
never-surfeited (adj.)never filled to excess
nigh (prep.)near
ninny (n.)simpleton, fool
noise (n.)musical sounds, melodious noises
nonpareil (n.)person without equal, unique one, paragon
note (n.)knowledge, information, intimation
nothing (n.)nonsense, emptiness, rubbish
oar (v.)move as with an oar
observation (n.)observance, careful attention, heed
occasion (n.)circumstance, opportunity
occasion (n.)circumstance, opportunity
occupation (n.)handicraft, trade, employment
odd (adj.)isolated, out of the way
offer (n.)offering, proposal, invitation, inducement
office (n.)task, service, duty, responsibility
office (n.)task, service, duty, responsibility
office (n.)task, service, duty, responsibility
office (n.)role, position, place, function
old (adj.)plenty of, abundant, more than enough
omit (v.)neglect, disregard, forget about
omit (v.)neglect, disregard, forget about
ope (v.)open
ope (v.)open
order (v.)arrange, plan, organize
out (adv.)at an end, finished
out (adv.)fully, completely, outright, totally
overblow (v.)blow over, pass away, abate
over-prize (v.)overvalue, overrate, overestimate
overstink (v.)stink worse than, drown the smell of
over-toppinggetting above oneself, becoming too ambitious
owe (v.)own, possess, have
owe (v.)own, possess, have
owe (v.)own, possess, have
pageant (n.)show, scene, spectacle, tableau
pain (n.)effort, endeavour, exertion, labour
painful (adj.)painstaking, diligent, laborious
painful (adj.)suffering from pain, causing hurt
painted (adj.)depicted, represented [as on a sign]
Paphos (n.)[pron: 'pafos] Cyprus; favourite abode of Venus, goddess of love
pard (n.)panther, leopard
particular (n.)(plural) details, full account
party (n.)person, fellow
pass (n.)sally, witty stroke, quip
passion (n.)suffering, torment, deep grief
passion (n.)emotional state, mental condition
passion (v.)experience deep feeling, be profoundly moved, grieve
pate (n.)head, skull
patch (n.)fool, clown; rogue, knave
paunch (v.)stab in the paunch, wound in the stomach
pay (v.)repay, requite, recompense
pease (n.)peas
perdition (n.)loss, diminution, decrease
perdition (n.)ruin, destruction, devastation
perfect (adj.)complete, flawless, unblemished
perfect (adj.)complete, pure, sheer, utter
perfect (v.)inform fully, instruct completely
perfidious (adj.)treacherous, unfaithful, disloyal
perfidious (adj.)treacherous, unfaithful, disloyal
perforce (adv.)of necessity, with no choice in the matter
perchance (adv.)perhaps, maybe
pertly (adv.)smartly, quickly, briskly
Phoebus (n.)[pron: 'feebus] Latin name for Apollo as the sun-god; also called Phoebus Apollo
picked (adj.)specially chosen, selected
piece (n.)[of virtue] model, picture, paragon
pied (adj.)of different colours, multi-coloured
pierce (v.)see, reach, penetrate
pignut (n.)variety of edible nutty root, earth chestnut
pike, pick (n.)weapon with a long handle ending in a spearhead
pinch (n.)tiny bite, slight nip
pinch (n.)pain, pang, torment
pinch (v.)torment, pain, torture
pinch (v.)torment, pain, torture
pinch-spotted (adj.)discoloured with pinch-marks
pioned (adj.)[unclear meaning] displaying wild orchises ('pionies'); trenched, furrowed, channelled
piteous (adj.)full of pity, compassionate, tender
pitch (n.)black tar-like substance [used to waterproof planks, etc; often, a symbol of defilement]
plantation (n.)colonization, colonial settlement
play (v.)display, show, demonstrate
plot (n.)plan, scheme, stratagem
pluck (v.)draw down, bring down
plummet (n.)weighted line used for measuring the depth of water
plummet (n.)weighted line used for measuring the depth of water
point, toexactly, completely, to the letter
pole-clipt (adj.)with twined-round poles; hedged in by poles
poor-John (n.)salted hake, dried fish
post (n.)express messenger, courier
potent (adj.)powerful, influential
potent (adj.)powerful, influential
power (n.)authority, government
power (n.)(usually plural) god, deity, divinity
power (n.)(usually plural) god, deity, divinity
pox (n.)venereal disease; also: plague, or any other disease displaying skin pustules
pox (n.)venereal disease; also: plague, or any other disease displaying skin pustules
pox (n.)venereal disease; also: plague, or any other disease displaying skin pustules
prate (v.)prattle, chatter, blather
preciously (adv.)profitably, valuably, usefully
premise (n.)condition, stipulation, pledge
prerogative (n.)rights of office, due privilege, pre-eminence
prescience (n.)foreknowledge, visionary power
presently (adv.)immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.)immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.)immediately, instantly, at once
prick (n.)spine
prime (adj.)principal, chief, foremost
prime (adj.)principal, chief, foremost
print (n.)imprint, image, stamped impression
printless (adj.)making no print, leaving no trace
probable (adj.)provable, demonstrable, attestable
profess (v.)make profession of, do as an occupation
profit (n.)progress, proficiency, improvement
profit (v.)benefit, be of use to, do good to
proper (adj.)very, own
provision (n.)foresight, advance preparation, looking ahead
provoke (v.)call forth, invite, invoke
purpose (n.)intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.)intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.)intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.)intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.)intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.)intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.)intention, aim, plan
purpose (v.)intend, plan
put (v.)force, make, compel
put up (v.)sheathe, put away
putter-out (n.)investor, lender, speculator
quaint (adj.)ingenious, clever, skilful
quaint (adj.)ingenious, clever, skilful
quality (n.)characteristic, feature, property
quality (n.)companions, associates, fraternity
quick (adj.)running, flowing, gushing
quick (n.)sensitive parts [of the body], tender flesh
quicken (v.)revive, rejuvenate, give life [to]
quoth (v.)said
rabble (n.)minions, gang, rest of the mob
race (n.)inherited nature, natural disposition
rack (n.)shred of cloud, fragment of mist
rank (adj.)large, serious, grievous
rapier (n.)light sharp-pointed sword used for thrusting
rapt (adj.)absorbed, engrossed, preoccupied
rare (adj.)unusual, striking, exceptional
rare (adj.)unusual, striking, exceptional
rare (adj.)marvellous, splendid, excellent
rare (adj.)marvellous, splendid, excellent
rarity (n.)exceptional nature, striking quality
rash (adj.)hasty, impetuous, impulsive
rate (n.)opinion, estimation, view
rate (n.)opinion, estimation, view
razorable (adj.)ready for shaving
rear (v.)raise, lift up
reason (n.)power of reason, judgement, common-sense [often opposed to ‘passion’]
reason (n.)power of reason, judgement, common-sense [often opposed to ‘passion’]
reason (n.)reasonable treatment, justified course of action
reasonable (adj.)endowed with reason, rational
recover (v.)reach, get to, make
recover (v.)revive, restore to health
regard (n.)look, glance, gaze
relation (n.)report, account, narration
relish (v.)feel, experience, sense
remain (v.)dwell, live, reside
remember (v.)remind, bring to someone's mind
remember (v.)recollect, recall, call to mind
remembrance (n.)memory, bringing to mind, recollection
remembrance (n.)memory, bringing to mind, recollection
remembrance (n.)memory, bringing to mind, recollection
remembrance (n.)memory, bringing to mind, recollection
remembrance (n.)memory, bringing to mind, recollection
remembrance (n.)memory, bringing to mind, recollection
remorse (n.)pity, compassion, tenderness
renown (n.)report, hearsay, rumour
require (v.)demand, claim, insist on
require (v.)call up, make available
requiring (n.)demanding, requesting as a right
requite (v.), past forms requit, requitedreward, repay, recompense
requite (v.), past forms requit, requitedreward, repay, recompense
resolve (v.)inform, tell
retire (v.)withdraw, take oneself away
retire (v.)withdraw, take oneself away
retired (adj.)withdrawn, secluded, cloistered
revel (n.)revelry, festivity, courtly entertainment
revenue (n.)income, yield, profit
rid (v.)get rid of, destroy, kill
rift (v.)split, cleave, rend apart
right outoutright, ordinary, out-and-out
ringlet (n.)fairy dance in a ring, circular dance
ripe (adj.)drunk
roarer (n.)roaring wave, thundering breaker
rootedly (adv.)deep-seatedly, in an entrenched way
rope (n.)[cry of derision, imitating a parrot's cry] hangman's rope, halter
rough (adj.)violent, harsh, cruel
round (v.)finish off, bring to completeness
royalty (n.)right granted by a monarch, royal prerogative
rub (v.)irritate, annoy, aggravate
run (v.)run away [from battle]
rye-straw (adj.)made of straw from the rye plant
sack (n.)[type of] white wine
sack (n.)[type of] white wine
sad (adj.)dismal, morose, sullen
safe (adj.)safely out of the way
saffron (adj.)orange-red in colour
sail (n.)voyage, passage, sailing
salvage (n.)variant form of ‘savage’
sanctimonious (adj.)holy, sacred, consecrated
sans (prep.)without
savour (n.)smell, stench, stink
scamel (n.)[uncertain meaning] type of bird or fish
scandalled (adj.)scandalous, disgraceful, shameful
scape, 'scape (v.)escape, avoid
scape, 'scape (v.)escape, avoid
scape, 'scape (v.)escape, avoid
scape, 'scape (v.)escape, avoid
scarce (adv.)scarcely, hardly, barely, only just
scout (v.)mock, deride, ridicule
screen (n.)division, discrepancy, separation
scurvy (adj.)contemptible, despicable, wretched
scurvy (adj.)contemptible, despicable, wretched
scurvy (adj.)contemptible, despicable, wretched
sea-marge (n.)margin of the sea, coast
second (n.)supporter, helper, champion
secret (adj.)magical, mystical, occult
secure (v.)keep safe, protect, guard
sedged (adj.)made from sedges, woven from reeds
sensible (adj.)sensitive, responsive, capable of feeling
service (n.)employment, situation as a servant
set (adj.)fixed, rigid, closed
set off (v.)enhance, show to advantage, display by contrast
set on (v.)encourage, urge, incite
setting (n.)fixed look, settled expression
several (adj.)various, sundry, respective, individual
several (adj.)various, sundry, respective, individual
several (adj.)various, sundry, respective, individual
several (adj.)various, sundry, respective, individual
shadow (n.)shade, seclusion, place of retirement
shallow (adj.)naive, gullible, lacking in depth of character
shift (v.)provide, look out, take care
show (n.)view, sight
shroud (v.)hide, conceal, shelter
sickleman (n.)harvester using a sickle
siege (n.)excrement, ordure, dung
signory (n.)[Italian] state, province, territory
since (adv.)recently, of late
since (adv.)ago
sinew (n.)muscle
sinew (n.)muscle
single (adj.)solitary, lone, unaccompanied
single (adv.)alone, by oneself
sir (n.)man, person, individual
sirrah (n.)sir [commanding, insulting, or familiar, depending on context]
skill-less, skilless (adj.)ignorant, unaware, unacquainted [with]
slave (n.)fellow, rascal, rogue, villain
slave (n.)fellow, rascal, rogue, villain
slave (n.)fellow, rascal, rogue, villain
slave (n.)hireling, lackey, menial, servant
slave (n.)hireling, lackey, menial, servant
sleepy (adj.)dreamlike, soporific, incoherent
smite (v.), past forms smote, smitstrike, hit (often, with great force)
sociable (adj.)sensitive, responsive, sympathetic
soft (adj.)tender, compassionate, kind
soft (int.)[used as a command] not so fast, wait a moment, be quiet
something (adv.)somewhat, rather
something (adv.)somewhat, rather
sometime (adv.)formerly, at one time, once
sooth (n.)truth [in exclamations, emphasizing an assertion]
sore (adj.)severe, harsh, heavy
sort (n.)way, manner
sort (n.)way, manner
sort (n.)kind, variety, type
sot (n.)blockhead, idiot, dolt
soundly (adv.)severely, strongly, dearly, in full
soundly (adv.)severely, strongly, dearly, in full
spare (v.)stop, desist
speak (v.)address, talk to, call upon
spell-stopped (adj.)spellbound, mesmerized, transfixed
sphere (n.)place in the heavens
split (v.)break up, split in two
split (v.)break up, split in two
spongy, spungy (adj.)rainy, damp, soggy, moisture-filled
sport (n.)exercise, athletic pastime
sport (v.)make merry, take pleasure (in)
sprighting, spriting (n.)activities as a spirit
sprite, spright (n.)spirit, ghost, supernatural being
sprite, spright (n.)spirit, ghost, supernatural being
spur (n.)root of a tree, main root
spy (n.)[of eyes] observer, watcher, witness
stale (n.)[falconry] decoy, lure, stalking-horse
stand to (v.)come forward, set to work
standard (n.)ensign, flagbearer, standard-bearer
standing (adj.)stagnant, not flowing
standing (adj.)stagnant, not flowing
stare (n.)state of amazement, horror-struck condition
start (v.)jump, recoil, flinch
state (n.)government, ruling body, administration
state (n.)government, ruling body, administration
stay (v.)wait (for), await
stead (v.)help, assist, benefit
still (adv.)constantly, always, continually
still (adv.)constantly, always, continually
still (adv.)ever, now [as before]
still (adv.)ever, now [as before]
still-closing (adj.)always coming together [after being divided]
still-vexedalways beset, perpetually plagued
stockfish (n.)dried cod
stomach (n.)spirit, courage, valour, will
stomach (n.)appetite, desire [for food]
stomach (n.)appetite, desire [for food]
stover (n.)fodder grass, hay, straw
straightway (adv.)straightaway
strange (adj.)special, particular, very great
strange (adj.)remarkable, startling, abnormal, unnatural
strangely (adv.)admirably, wonderfully, marvellously
strangely (adv.)admirably, wonderfully, marvellously
strangely (adv.)unaccountably, surprisingly, unusually
strangely (adv.)unaccountably, surprisingly, unusually
stripe (n.)stroke of a whip, lash, weal
strong (adj.)powerful, vivid, intense
strongly (adv.)greatly, powerfully, violently
strongly (adv.)greatly, powerfully, violently
study (v.)deliberate, meditate, reflect [on]
stuff (n.)equipment, stores, supplies
stuff (n.)substance, composition, quality, essence
stuff (n.)rubbish, nonsense
sty (v.)confine as in a sty, coop up
subdued (adj.)overcome, overwhelmed, subjugated
subtle, subtile (adj.)refined, rarefied, very fine
subtle, subtile (adj.)crafty, cunning, wily
subtlety (n.)clever effect, ingenious contrivance
succession (n.)inheritance, birthright
suffer (v.)perish, be destroyed, collapse
suffer (v.)allow, permit, let
suffer (v.)undergo, sustain, endure
suffered (adj.)undergone, sustained, endured
suit (n.)formal request, entreaty, petition
suit (n.)formal request, entreaty, petition
suit (n.)formal request, entreaty, petition
supplant (v.)get rid of, root out
supportable (adj.)bearable, endurable, sustainable
sure (adv.)surely, assuredly, certainly
surety (n.)person undertaking a legal responsibility in relation to another, guarantor
sustaining (adj.)life-supporting, nourishing
swabber (n.)deckhand, sailor who washes the deck
sway (n.)power, dominion, rule
Sycorax (n.)[pron: 'sikoraks] witch, the mother of Caliban in 'The Tempest'
tabor (n.)type of small drum, especially used in revelling
tabor (n.)type of small drum, especially used in revelling
taborer (n.)player of a tabor
take (v.)make use of, seize on
take (v.)captivate, delight, enrapture
tang (n.)sting, sharp edge
task (v.)set a task [for], employ
tawny (adj.)yellowish brown
teen (n.)trouble, grief, suffering
tell (v.)tell the time on
tell (v.)count out, number, itemize
temper (v.)harden, toughen
temperance (n.)temperateness, climate, mildness
temperate (adj.)self-restrained, abstemious, gentle-natured
temporal (adj.)secular, civil, worldly
tend (v.)attend, listen, pay attention
tend (v.)attend, wait on, serve
tender (adj.)mild, soft, gentle
tender (v.)offer, give, present
tender (v.)rate, esteem, regard
theme (n.)subject, subject-matter, topic of discourse
thrice (adj.)three times
throe (v.)agonize, torture, cost in pain [as in childbirth]
throughly (adv.)thoroughly, fully, completely
tight (adj.)water-tight, seaworthy, shipshape
tilth (n.)agriculture, tilled land
time (n.)right moment, favourable opportunity
time (n.)right moment, favourable opportunity
time was, whenonce upon a time
top (n.)summit, peak, epitome, perfect example
topmast (n.)section of mast fitted to the top of the lower mast
touch (n.)sense, feeling, intuition, hint
traffic (n.)trade, commerce, business, merchandise
train (n.)retinue, following, entourage
transport (v.)carry away, captivate, enrapture
trash (v.)[hunting] rein in, keep in check, hold back
travail, travel (n.)journeying, travel [often overlapping with sense 1]
treble over (v.)make three times greater, increase threefold
trenchering (n.)plates, platters, serving dishes
trice (n.)brief period, moment, instant
trick (n.)habit, characteristic, typical behaviour
tricksy (adj.)full of tricks, cleverly playful
trifle (n.)fiction, illusion, trick
trim (n.)readiness to sail, full preparedness
trim up, trim (v.)decorate, array, deck out
troll (v.)sing out, sing merrily
troth, good troth (n.)exclamations, emphasizing an assertion - truly, indeed
true (adj.)honest, upright, law-abiding
trumpery (n.)fancy garments, showy rubbish, worthless finery
trunk (n.)body, form, frame
try (v.)[nautical] adjust sails so that the ship's bow is into the wind, lie to
Tunis (n.)former N African state [in modern Tunisia]
turfy (adj.)turf-covered, grassy
twain (n.)two
twangling (adj.)twanging, resounding, jingling
twilled (adj.)[unclear meaning] woven with osiers, tangled
twink (n.)twinkling, winking of an eye
unbacked (adj.)unbroken, untrained, undisciplined
undergoing (adj.)sustaining, resolute, of endurance
uneasy (adj.)not easy, hard, difficult
ungently (adv.)unkindly, roughly, rudely
unmitigable (adj.)implacable, unappeasable, uncompromising
unnatural (adj.)against natural feeling, not in accord with kinship
unshrubbed (adj.)bare, empty, treeless
unstanched (adj.)not made staunch [water-tight]; loose, promiscuous
unwholesome (adj.)harmful, damaging, noxious
unwonted (adj.)unusual, unaccustomed, abnormal
up-staringstanding on end
urchin (n.)spirit in hedgehog form, goblin
urchin-show (n.)goblin apparition, spirit vision
use (v.)be accustomed, make a habit [of]
usurp (v.)take wrongful possession of, misappropriate
utensil (n.)household goods, domestic furnishing; or: implement [for magic]
vain (adj.)foolish, silly, stupid
vanity (n.)trifling display, light-hearted show
varlet (n.)knave, rogue, rascal, ruffian
vassal (n.)servant, slave, subject
vast (n.)long deserted period, empty space of time
vault (n.)sky
vent (v.)discharge, excrete, defecate
vent (v.)utter, express, air, proclaim
Venus (n.)Roman goddess of beauty and love
verdure, verdour (n.)sap, vitality, vigour, freshness
verily (adj.)true, certain, right
very (adj.)true, real, genuine
vext (adj.)vexed
viand (n.)(usually plural) food, victuals, foodstuff
viceroy (n.)substitute ruler, deputy monarch
vigour (n.)power, efficacy, effect
villain (n.)serf, servant, bondman
villainous (adv.)villainously, vilely, detestably
virgin-knot (n.)maidenhead, virginity
virtue (n.)essence, heart, soul
visitation (n.)visit
visitor (n.)parish visitor [of the sick], charity worker
vouched (adj.)guaranteed, attested, certified
vouchsafe (v.)allow, permit, grant
waist (n.)middle [of the upper deck], centre
wait on / upon (v.)accompany, attend
waking (adj.)awake, wakeful
wallet (n.)protruding lump, bulging growth
want (n.)lack, shortage, dearth
want (v.)lack, need, be without
want (v.)lack, need, be without
want (v.)lack, need, be without
want (v.)lack, need, be without
wanton (adj.)lascivious, lewd, obscene
ward (n.)[fencing] defensive posture, parrying movement
warrant (n.)assurance, pledge, guarantee
warrant (v.)act as a pledge for, give an assurance about
warrant (v.)assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
warrant (v.)assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
warrant (v.)assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
warrant (v.)assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
warrant (v.)assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
waspish-headed (adj.)peevish, irascible, spiteful
waste (v.)pass, spend, while away
watery (adj.)made of water-drops, aqueous
weasand, wezand (n.)throat, windpipe, gullet
weather-fend (v.)defend from the weather, shelter
welkin (n.)sky, firmament, heavens
wench (n.)girl, lass
wench (n.)girl, lass
wench (n.)girl, lass
wench (n.)girl, lass
wet (v.)weep for, lament with tears
whelp (n.)[term of abuse] pup, son of a bitch
while, themeanwhile, in the meantime
while-ere (adv.)a while before, a short time ago
whist (adj.)silent, quiet, still
wide-chopped (adj.)wide-jawed, big-mouthed
windring (adj.)winding, wandering
wink (n.)least bit, smallest amount
wink (n.)closing of the eyes, shutting, sleep
wink (v.)sleep, doze, nod off
wit (n.)reasoning, thinking, deliberation
wit (n.)mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuity
woe (adj.)sorry, sorrowful, sad
wonder (n.)miracle, prodigy, marvel
wondered (adj.)to be wondered at, performing such wonders
work (v.), past form wroughtaffect, stir, act upon
work (v.), past form wroughtaffect, stir, act upon
work (v.), past form wroughtperform, do, carry out
work (v.), past form wroughtbring about, arrange, effect
worse (adj.)evil, harmful, wicked
worship (v.)esteem, honour, renown
wrack (n.)wreck, loss, shipwreck
wrack (n.)wreck, loss, shipwreck
wrack (n.)wreck, loss, shipwreck
wrack (n.)wreck, loss, shipwreck
wrack (v.)wreck, shipwreck, lose at sea
wrack (v.)wreck, shipwreck, lose at sea
wrack (v.)wreck, shipwreck, lose at sea
wrack (v.)wreck, shipwreck, lose at sea
wrangle (v.)dispute, contest, argue over
wring (v.)cause to weep, force tears from
wrong (n.)dishonour, discredit, harm
yard (n.)crossbar on a mast which supports a sail
yare (adj.)[nautical] manageable, easy to manouevre, ready for sea
yare (adv.)quick, without delay, right now
yare (adv.)quick, without delay, right now
yarely (adv.)quickly, briskly, lively
yield (v.)communicate, deliver, represent
yield (v.)give, grant, return
yield (v.)bring forth, produce
yield (v.)hand over, give up, deliver
yond (adv.)over there
zenith (n.)highest point (in fortunes), summit, peak
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