Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Lexicon: adamant – address
adamant, adj. [see adamant, n.]
Solid; stone-like; [fig.] firm; fixed; secure; stable; unchanging.
adamant, n. [OFr adamaunt, invincible.] (webplay: small, stone).
- Ice; frost; frozen water crystals.
- Massive wall; hard impenetrable barrier; large solid stone mass.
- Hardened object; [fig.] a stiff heavy corpse; a body in rigor mortis.
- Harsh attitude; hard-hearted person; soul without feeling; spirit without sympathy; heart with no compassion; [possibly an adverb] harshly; adamantly; stubbornly.
- Diamond; a hard brilliant mineral; an extremely hard substance; [fig.] endurance; tenacity; strength.
- Resurrection; eternal matter; immortal existence; incorruptible body.
adamantine, adj. [see adamant, n.]
Hardened; rigid; stiff; inflexible; impossible to move; [fig.] dead; lifeless; motionless; in rigor mortis.
add (-ed, -eth, -s), v. [L. ad- + dăre, give.] (webplay: another, give, move, smaller, thing, to add to, whole).
- Increase; augment.
- Respond; say in reply; contribute to conversation.
- Give; bestow.
- Join; merge; unite; cooperate; combine.
- Append something; put more; attach another part.
added, verbal adj. [see add, v.]
Additional; further; other.
adder (-s), adj. [OE nædre, serpent, venom.] (webplay: Adder's tongue).
Phrase. “Adder Tongue”: adder's-tongue; plant whose seeds are produced on a spike resembling a serpent's tongue; [metonymy; word play] poisonous snake; venomous serpent.
addicted, verbal adj. [L. addĩct-us, assigned by decree, bound, devoted < ad- + dicere, say, pronounce.]
Phrase. “Addicted to”: obsessed with; devoted to; habitually bound to.
adding (-s), n. [see add, v.]
Increase; supplement; additional portion.
address, n. [Fr.; see address, v.]
Location; place of residence; origin (word play on address: an Emigrant's address is where their boat ports).
address (-ed, -ing), v. [Fr. < L. ad- + directiã-re, make straight or right.] (webplay: short, speaking, spoken).
- Lecture; give a sermon to; orate a discourse to.
- Speak to; direct comments toward.
- Mark the destination of; indicate a recipient for; label with person and location.