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A fortiori A for`ti*o"ri [L.] (Logic & Math.)
With stronger reason.
Abort A*bort", n. [L. abortus, fr. aboriri.]
1. An untimely birth. [Obs.] --Sir H. Wotton.
2. An aborted offspring. [Obs.] --Holland.
AbortAbort A*bort" ([.a]*b[^o]rt"), v. i. [L. abortare, fr.
abortus, p. p. of aboriri; ab + oriri to rise, to be born.
1. To miscarry; to bring forth young prematurely.
2. (Biol.) To become checked in normal development, so as
either to remain rudimentary or shrink away wholly; to
Aborted A*bort"ed, a.
1. Brought forth prematurely.
2. (Biol.) Rendered abortive or sterile; undeveloped; checked
in normal development at a very early stage; as, spines
are aborted branches.
The eyes of the cirripeds are more or less aborted
in their mature state. --Owen.
AborticideAborticide A*bor"ti*cide ([.a]*b[^o]r"t[i^]*s[imac]d), n. [L.
abortus + caedere to kill. See Abort.] (Med.)
The act of destroying a fetus in the womb; feticide. AbortifacientAbortifacient A*bor`ti*fa"cient
([.a]*b[^o]r`t[i^]*f[=a]"shent), a. [L. abortus (see Abort,
v.) + faciens, p. pr. of facere to make.]
Producing miscarriage. -- n. A drug or an agent that causes
premature delivery. AbortionAbortion A*bor"tion ([.a]*b[^o]r"sh[u^]n), n. [L. abortio, fr.
aboriri. See Abort.]
1. The act of giving premature birth; particularly, the
expulsion of the human fetus prematurely, or before it is
capable of sustaining life; miscarriage.
Note: It is sometimes used for the offense of procuring a
premature delivery, but strictly the early delivery is
the abortion, ``causing or procuring abortion' is the
full name of the offense. --Abbott.
Abortional A*bor"tion*al, a.
Pertaining to abortion; miscarrying; abortive. --Carlyle.
Abortionist A*bor"tion*ist, n.
One who procures abortion or miscarriage.
Abortive A*bor"tive, n.
1. That which is born or brought forth prematurely; an
abortion. [Obs.] --Shak.
2. A fruitless effort or issue. [Obs.]
3. A medicine to which is attributed the property of causing
AbortiveAbortive A*bor"tive, a. [L. abortivus, fr. aboriri. See
1. Produced by abortion; born prematurely; as, an abortive
2. Made from the skin of a still-born animal; as, abortive
3. Rendering fruitless or ineffectual. [Obs.] ``Plunged in
that abortive gulf.' --Milton.
4. Coming to naught; failing in its effect; miscarrying;
fruitless; unsuccessful; as, an abortive attempt. ``An
abortive enterprise.' --Prescott.
5. (Biol.) Imperfectly formed or developed; rudimentary;
sterile; as, an abortive organ, stamen, ovule, etc.
(a) Causing abortion; as, abortive medicines. --Parr.
(b) Cutting short; as, abortive treatment of typhoid
Abortively A*bor"tive*ly, adv.
In an abortive or untimely manner; immaturely; fruitlessly.
Abortiveness A*bor"tive*ness, n.
The quality of being abortive.
Abortment A*bort"ment ([.a]*b[^o]rt"ment), n.
Abstorted Ab*stort"ed, a. [As if fr. abstort, fr. L. ab, abs +
tortus, p. p. of torquere to twist.]
Wrested away. [Obs.] --Bailey.
AdderwortAdderwort Ad"der*wort`, n. (Bot.)
The common bistort or snakeweed (Polygonum bistorta). AdhortAdhort Ad*hort", v. t. [L. adhortari. See Adhortation.]
To exhort; to advise. [Obs.] --Feltham.
Adhortation Ad`hor*ta"tion, n. [L. adhortatio, fr. adhortari
to advise; ad + hortari to exhort.]
Advice; exhortation. [Obs.] --Peacham.
Adhortatory Ad*hor"ta*to*ry, a.
Containing counsel or warning; hortatory; advisory. [Obs.]
AdmortizationAdmortization Ad*mor`ti*za"tion, n. [LL. admortizatio. Cf.
The reducing or lands or tenements to mortmain. See
Mortmain. Air portPort Port, n. [F. porte, L. porta, akin to portus; cf. AS.
porte, fr. L. porta. See Port a harbor, and cf. Porte.]
1. A passageway; an opening or entrance to an inclosed place;
a gate; a door; a portal. [Archaic]
Him I accuse The city ports by this hath entered.
Form their ivory port the cherubim Forth issuing.
2. (Naut.) An opening in the side of a vessel; an embrasure
through which cannon may be discharged; a porthole; also,
the shutters which close such an opening.
Her ports being within sixteen inches of the water.
3. (Mach.) A passageway in a machine, through which a fluid,
as steam, water, etc., may pass, as from a valve to the
interior of the cylinder of a steam engine; an opening in
a valve seat, or valve face.
Air port, Bridle port, etc. See under Air, Bridle,
Port bar (Naut.), a bar to secure the ports of a ship in a
Port lid (Naut.), a lid or hanging for closing the
portholes of a vessel.
Steam port, & Exhaust port (Steam Engine), the ports of
the cylinder communicating with the valve or valves, for
the entrance or exit of the steam, respectively. Air port 14. (Paint.)
(a) The representation or reproduction of the effect of
the atmospheric medium through which every object in
nature is viewed. --New Am. Cyc.
(b) Carriage; attitude; action; movement; as, the head of
that portrait has a good air. --Fairholt.
15. (Man.) The artificial motion or carriage of a horse.
Note: Air is much used adjectively or as the first part of a
compound term. In most cases it might be written
indifferently, as a separate limiting word, or as the
first element of the compound term, with or without the
hyphen; as, air bladder, air-bladder, or airbladder;
air cell, air-cell, or aircell; air-pump, or airpump.
Air balloon. See Balloon.
(a) An apparatus for the application of air to the body.
(b) An arrangement for drying substances in air of any
Air castle. See Castle in the air, under Castle.
Air compressor, a machine for compressing air to be used as
a motive power.
Air crossing, a passage for air in a mine.
Air cushion, an air-tight cushion which can be inflated;
also, a device for arresting motion without shock by
Air fountain, a contrivance for producing a jet of water by
the force of compressed air.
Air furnace, a furnace which depends on a natural draft and
not on blast.
Air line, a straight line; a bee line. Hence
Air-line, adj.; as, air-line road.
Air lock (Hydr. Engin.), an intermediate chamber between
the outer air and the compressed-air chamber of a
pneumatic caisson. --Knight.
Air port (Nav.), a scuttle or porthole in a ship to admit
Air spring, a spring in which the elasticity of air is
Air thermometer, a form of thermometer in which the
contraction and expansion of air is made to measure
changes of temperature.
Air threads, gossamer.
Air trap, a contrivance for shutting off foul air or gas
from drains, sewers, etc.; a stench trap.
Air trunk, a pipe or shaft for conducting foul or heated
air from a room.
Air valve, a valve to regulate the admission or egress of
air; esp. a valve which opens inwardly in a steam boiler
and allows air to enter.
Air way, a passage for a current of air; as the air way of
an air pump; an air way in a mine.
In the air.
(a) Prevalent without traceable origin or authority, as
(b) Not in a fixed or stable position; unsettled.
(c) (Mil.) Unsupported and liable to be turned or taken
in flank; as, the army had its wing in the air.
To take air, to be divulged; to be made public.
To take the air, to go abroad; to walk or ride out. AlamortAlamort Al`a*mort", a. [F. [`a] la mort to the death. Cf.
To the death; mortally. All-a-mortAll-a-mort All`-a-mort", a.
See Alamort. Alligator tortoiseAlligator Al"li*ga`tor, n. [Sp. el lagarto the lizard (el
lagarto de Indias, the cayman or American crocodile), fr. L.
lacertus, lacerta, lizard. See Lizard.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) A large carnivorous reptile of the Crocodile
family, peculiar to America. It has a shorter and broader
snout than the crocodile, and the large teeth of the lower
jaw shut into pits in the upper jaw, which has no marginal
notches. Besides the common species of the southern United
States, there are allied species in South America.
2. (Mech.) Any machine with strong jaws, one of which opens
like the movable jaw of an alligator; as,
(a) (Metal Working) a form of squeezer for the puddle
(b) (Mining) a rock breaker;
(c) (Printing) a kind of job press, called also alligator
Alligator apple (Bot.), the fruit of the Anona palustris,
a West Indian tree. It is said to be narcotic in its
Alligator fish (Zo["o]l.), a marine fish of northwestern
America (Podothecus acipenserinus).
Alligator gar (Zo["o]l.), one of the gar pikes
(Lepidosteus spatula) found in the southern rivers of
the United States. The name is also applied to other
species of gar pikes.
Alligator pear (Bot.), a corruption of Avocado pear. See
Alligator snapper, Alligator tortoise, Alligator turtle
(Zo["o]l.), a very large and voracious turtle
(Macrochelys lacertina) inhabiting the rivers of the
southern United States. It sometimes reaches the weight of
two hundred pounds. Unlike the common snapping turtle, to
which the name is sometimes erroneously applied, it has a
scaly head and many small scales beneath the tail. This
name is sometimes given to other turtles, as to species of
Alligator wood, the timber of a tree of the West Indies
Amort A*mort", a. [Pref. a- + F. mort death, dead; all amort
is for alamort.]
As if dead; lifeless; spiritless; dejected; depressed.
AmortisableAmortise A*mor"tise, v., Amortisation A*mor`ti*sa"tion, n.,
Amortisable A*mor"tis*a*ble, a., Amortisement
Same as Amortize, Amortization, etc. AmortisationAmortise A*mor"tise, v., Amortisation A*mor`ti*sa"tion, n.,
Amortisable A*mor"tis*a*ble, a., Amortisement
Same as Amortize, Amortization, etc. AmortiseAmortise A*mor"tise, v., Amortisation A*mor`ti*sa"tion, n.,
Amortisable A*mor"tis*a*ble, a., Amortisement
Same as Amortize, Amortization, etc.
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