Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Lexicon: adventure – aesthetics
adventure (-s), [OFr < L. adventūra, thing about to happen.]
- Bold undertaking; risky enterprise; daring endeavor; perilous journey; search for the unknown; quest involving unforeseen events.
- Happening; transaction; incident; exciting event; interesting business.
adventurous, adj. [see adventure, n.] (webplay: life, sea, signed).
Daring; brave; fearless; explorative; pirate-like; buccaneer-like.
adversity, n. [MFr < L. adversitāt-em opposition < adversus, turn against.] (webplay: day, God, good, misfortune, unhappiness, unprosperous).
Misfortune; affliction; calamity; trial; tribulation; opposition to success; reverse of fortune.
advertise, v. [Fr. < L. ad-+ vertěre, turn, turn attention to another.]
Search; probe; inquire of; give notice to; announce a search into; place an announcement in.
advise, v. [Fr. < L. advīsum, view, opinion.] (webplay: see).
Counsel; instruct; enlighten.
advocate, n. [OFr < L. advocātus, one summoned or called to another.] (webplay: man).
Defender; supporter; intercessor; benefactor; friend; legal counselor.
advocate, v. [L. ad- + vocā-re, call.]
Promote; recommend; endorse; approve; sanction; announce the beauties and benefits of.
adz (adze), n. [OE adesa.]
Carving tool; woodcutter's instrument; carpentry blade for trimming, slicing, or splitting wood.
aerial, adj. [L. āeri-us, airy.]
Spiritual; ethereal; heavenly; otherworldly; [possible allusion to the sprite Ariel in Shakespeare's Tempest.]
aesthetics, n. [Gk aesthetik-os, things perceptible by the senses; material things; feelings.]
Beauty; good taste; discerning elegance; defining what is beautiful in nature and art.