Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Dictionary: AP-PEND'AGE – AP'PE-TI-BLE
Something added to a principal or greater thing, though not necessary to it, as a portico to a house. Modesty is the appendage of sobriety. – Taylor.
Something annexed. [Not used.] – Bp, Hall.
That which belongs to another thing, as incidental or subordinate to it.
- Hanging to; annexed; belonging to something; attached; as, a seal appendant to a paper.
- In law, common appendant, is a right, belonging to the owners or occupiers of land, to put commonable beasts upon the lord's waste, and upon the lands of other persons within the same manor. An advowson appendant, is the right of patronage or presentation, annexed to the possession of a manor. So also a common of fishing may be appendant to a freehold. – Blackstone. Cowel.
To append; to add to. [Obs.] – Hale.
An appendage or adjunct. [Obs.] Hale.
A small appendage.
In botany, having a small appendage.
That which is by right annexed. – Spelman.
AP-PEND'IX, n. [plur. Appendixes. L. The Latin plural is Appendices. See Append.]
- Something appended or added. Normandy became an appendix to England. – Hale.
- An adjunct, concomitant, or appendage. – Watts.
- More generally, a supplement or short treatise added to a book.
AP-PER-CEIVE', v.t. [Fr. apercevoir.]
To comprehend. [Obs.] – Chaucer.
AP-PER-CEP'TION, n. [ad and perception.]
Perception that reflects upon itself; consciousness. – Leibnitz. Reid.
Peril; danger. [Not in use.] – Shak.
AP-PER-TAIN', v.i. [Fr. appartenir; It. appartenere; L. ad and pertineo, to pertain, of per and teneo, to hold. Pertineo is to reach to, to extend to, hence to belong. See Tenant.]
To belong, whether by right, nature or appointment. Give it to him to whom it appertaineth. – Lev. vi. [See Pertain.]
That which belongs to a thing.
That which belongs. – Shak.
AP-PER'TE-NENCE, n. [See APPURTENANCE.]
Belonging; now written appurtenant. – Shak.
That which belongs to something else. [Obs.] Shak. [See Appurtenance.]
AP'PE-TENCE, or AP'PE-TEN-CY, n. [L. appetentia, appetens, from appeto, to desire; of ad and peto, to ask, supplicate or seek; Ch. פיט; Eth. ፈተወ fatoo, to desire, to intreat; Dan. beder; D. bidden; Ger. bitten; Arm. pidi; Eng. bid; Sax. bidan; Sw. bedja; L. invito, compound. The primary sense is to strain, to urge or press, or to advance. See Bid. Class Bd.]
- In a general sense, desire; but especially, carnal desire; sensual appetite.
- The disposition of organized bodies to select and imbibe such portions of matter as serve to support and nourish them, or such particles as are designed, through their agency, to carry on the animal or vegetable economy. These lacteals have mouths, and by animal selection or appetency they absorb such part of the fluid as is agreeable to their palate. – Darwin.
- An inclination or propensity in animals to perform certain actions, as in the young to suck, in aquatic fowls to enter into water and to swim.
- According to Darwin, animal appetency is synonymous with irritability or sensibility; as the appetency of the eye for light, of the paps to secrete milk, &c.
- Attraction, or the tendency in bodies to move toward each other and unite. – Copernicus.
Desiring; very desirous. – Buck.
The quality of being desirable for gratification.
AP'PE-TI-BLE, a. [Low L. appetibilis, from appeto.]
Desirable; that may be the object of sensual desire.