Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Lexicon: abundant – accident
abundant, adv. [see abundant, adj.] (webplay: ample, truth).
Profusely; bounteously; generously; copiously; with ampleness.
abut (-s), v. [OFr abouter, border on, join two things end to end.]
Confront; face off; meet head on; make a border with; touch with a projecting part.
abyss (-'s), n. [Gk 'bottomless, the deep'.] (webplay: face, lost, time).
- Air; atmosphere; space.
- Chasm; gap; breach; void space; [fig.] grave; sepulchre.
- Unmeasurable space; empty place.
- Bottomless gulf; deep mass of water.
a caper (a'caper), v. [see caper, v.]
Rustling; dancing; stirring; making a pleasant sound by moving; [prothesis] capering; a'capering; [word play on the noun phrase] a rustle; a stir of wind; [fig.] a dance; a mirthful movement.
accede (-d), v. [L. accedo, yield, give place.]
Agree; consent; assent; submit; yield.
accent (-ed, -s), n. [Fr. < L. ad + cantus, singing.] (webplay: speaking, voice, word).
- Tone of voice; intonation of speech; stress of the voice upon certain syllables.
- Speech; discourse; language; words.
- Page; passage; word; line; metrical verse; [fig.] text; message; letter; volume of poetry; contents of a book.
accented, adj. [see accent, n.]
Marked by emphasis; punctuated by feelings; expressing needs non-verbally.
accept (accepted, -s), v. [Fr. accepte-r.] (webplay: costs, hands, Lord, proposals, take).
- Take; receive.
- Assume; welcome; take upon oneself; take the responsibility of.
- Agree to do something; understand the idea of something.
accessible, adj. [Fr. accessible.] (webplay: town, way).
Attainable; reachable; available; open for travel.
accident, n. [Fr. < L. accid-ěre, to fall, to happen.] (webplay: action, begins, design, known, meet, place, proceeds, unknown).
- Phenomenon; occurrence; experience.
- Mishap; unexpected event; unforeseen circumstance; event proceeding from an unknown cause.
- Coincidence; chance; fortune.