Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Dictionary: A-POS'TRO-PHIZE – AP-PALL'ING
A-POS'TRO-PHIZE, v.i. [or v. t.]
- To make an apostrophe, or short detached address in speaking; to address by apostrophy.
- v. t. To contract a word by omitting a letter or letters.
- To mark with a comma, indicating the omission of a letter.
Addressed by way of digression; contracted by the omission of a letter or letters; marked by an apostrophy.
Addressing in a digression; contracting or marking by apostrophy.
A-PO-TAC'TITE, n. [Gr. αποτακτος, from αποταττω, to renounce; απο and ταττω, to ordain.]
One of a sect of ancient Christians, who, in imitation of the first believers, renounced all their effects and possessions. – Encyc.
AP-O-TEL-ES-MAT'IC, a. [From the Gr. αποτελεσματικος, from αποτελεσμα, an effect of the stars.]
Relating to astrology; teaching by the science of the stars. – Gaussen.
A-POTH'E-CA-RY, n. [L. and Gr. apotheca, a repository, from αποτιθημι, to deposit or lay aside, or from θηκη, a chest.]
- One who practices pharmacy; one who prepares drugs for medicinal uses, and keeps them for sale, In England, apothecaries are obliged to prepare medicines according to the formulas prescribed by the college of physicians, and are liable to have their shops visited by the censors of the college, who have power to destroy medicines which are not good.
- In the middle ages, an apothecary was the keeper of any shop or warehouse; and an officer appointed to take charge of a magazine. – Encyc.
AP'O-THEGM, or AP'O-THEM, n. [See Apophthegm.]
A remarkable saying; a short, instructive remark.
In the manner of an apothem. – Warton.
A collector or maker of apothems. – Pope.
To utter apothems or short instructive sentences.
AP'O-THEME, n. [See Apothecary.]
In Russia, an apothecary's shop, or a shop for the preparation and sale of medicines. – Tooke.
A-PO-THE-O'SIS, n. [Gr. αποθεωσις, of απο, and Θεος, God.]
Deification; consecration; the act of placing a prince or other distinguished person among the heathen deities. This honor was often bestowed on illustrious men in Rome, and followed by the erection of temples, and the institution of sacrifices to the new deity. – Encyc.
To consecrate, or exalt to the dignity of a deity; to deify. – Bacon.
A-POTH'E-SIS, n. [Gr. απο, and τιθημι, to put back.]
- The reduction of a dislocated bone. – Coxe.
- A place on the south side of the chancel in the primitive churches, furnished with shelves, for books, vestments, &c. – Wheler.
A-POT'O-ME, or A-POT'O-MY, n. [Gr. αποτεμνω, to cut off.]
- In mathematics, the difference between two incommensurable quantities. – Cyc.
- In music, that portion of a tone major which remains after deducting from it an interval, less by a comma, than a semitone major. – Busby. The difference between a greater and lesser semitone, expressed by the ratio 128: 125. The Greeks supposing the greater tone could not be divided into two equal parts, called the difference, or smaller part, apotome; the other, limma. Chambers. Encyc.
A-PO-TREP'SIS, n. [Gr. απο, and τρεπω, to turn.]
The resolution of a suppurating tumor. Coxe.
AP'O-TRO-PY, n. [Gr. απο, and τρεπω, to turn.]
In ancient poetry, a verse or hymn composed for averting the wrath of incensed deities. The deities invoked were called apotropeans. – Encyc.
AP'O-ZEM, n. [Gr. απο, and ζεω, to boil.]
A decoction, in which the medicinal substances of plants are extracted by boiling. – Encyc. Wiseman.
Like a decoction. – Whitaker.
To degenerate. [Not in use.]
To impair. [Not in use.]
To grow faint; to be dismayed. – Lidgate.
AP-PALL', v.t. [Fr. palir; L. palleo, to become pale. See Pale.]
- To depress or discourage with fear; to impress with fear in such a manner that the mind shrinks, or loses his firmness; as, the sight appalled the stoutest heart.
- To reduce, allay, or destroy; as, to appall thirst. [Unusual.] – Thomson.
Depressed or disheartened with fear; reduced.
- Depressing with fear; reducing.
- adj. Adapted to depress courage.