Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Dictionary: AP'PE-TITE – AP'PLI-CA-BLE-NESS
AP'PE-TITE, n. [L. appetitus, from appeto. See Appetence.]
- The natural desire of pleasure or good; the desire of gratification, either of the body or of the mind. Appetites are passions directed to general objects, as the appetite for fame, glory or riches; in distinction from passions directed to some particular objects, which retain their proper name, as the passion of love, envy or gratitude. Passion does not exist without an object; natural appetites exist first, and are then directed to objects. – Encyc.
- A desire of food or drink.
- Strong desire; eagerness or longing. – Clarendon.
- The thing desired. Power being the natural appetite of princes. – Swift. Appetites are natural or artificial. Hunger and thirst are natural appetites; the appetites for olives, tobacco, snuff, &c. are artificial. In old authors, appetite is followed by to, but regularly it should be followed by for before the object, as an appetite for pleasure. To be given to appetite, is to be voracious or gluttonous. – Prov. xxiii. 2.
AP-PE-TI'TION, n. [L. appetitio.]
Desire. [Rarely used.]
That desires; that has the quality of desiring gratification; as appetitive power or faculty. – Hale.
Designating something that belongs to Appius, particularly a way from Rome through Capua to Brundusium, now Brindisi, constructed by Appius Claudius, A. R. 411. It is more than 330 miles in length, formed of hard stones squared, and so wide as to admit two carriages abreast. – Livy. Lempriere.
AP-PLAUD', v.t. [L. applaudo; ad and plaudo, to make a noise by clapping the hands; Sp. aplaudir; It. applaudire; Fr. applaudir. This word is formed on the root of laus, laudo; Eng. loud; W. clod, praise, from llod, what is forcibly uttered; llodi, to reach out; from llawd, that shoots out. It coincides also with W. bloez, a shout, or outcry; bloeziaw, to shout; blozest, applause, acclamation. Ir. blaodh, a shout; blath, praise. These may all be of one family. Class Ld. See Loud.]
- To praise by clapping the hands, acclamation, or other significant sign.
- To praise by words, actions or other means; to express approbation of; to commend; used in a general sense. – Pope.
Praised by acclamation, or other means; commended.
One who praises or commends.
Praising by acclamation; commending.
AP-PLAUSE', n. [s as z. L. applausus.]
A shout of approbation; approbation and praise, expressed by clapping the hands, acclamation or huzzas; approbation expressed. In antiquity, applause differed from acclamation; applause was expressed by the hands, and acclamation by the voice. There were three species of applause, the bombus, a confused din made by the hands or mouth; the imbrices, and testœ, made by beating a sort of sounding vessels in the theaters. Persons were appointed for the purpose of applauding, and masters were employed to teach the art. The applauders were divided into choruses, and placed opposite to each other, like the choristers in a cathedral. – Encyc.
Applauding; containing applause. – Jonson.
AP'PLE, a. [Sax. appl, appil; D. appel; Ger. apfel; Dan. æble; Sw. aple; W. aval; Ir. abhal or ubhal; Arm. aval; Russ. iabloko, or yabloko. This word primarily signifies fruit in general, especially of a round form. In Pers. the same word اَبْهَلْ pronounced ubhul, signifies the fruit or berries of the savin or juniper. Castle. In Welsh it signifies not only the apple, but the plum and other fruits. Lhuyde. Aval melynhir, a lemon; aval euraid, an orange. – Owen.]
- The fruit of the apple tree, [Pyrus malus,] from which cider is made.
- The apple of the eye is the pupil. Apple of love, or love apple, the tomato, or lycopersicum, a species of Solanum. The stalk is herbaceous, with oval, pinnated leaves, and small yellow flowers. The berry is smooth, soft, of a yellow or reddish color, of the size of a plum. It is used in soups and broths. – Encyc.
To form like an apple. – Marshal.
A cion of the apple-tree engrafted.
The gathering of apples, or the time of gathering.
A pie made of apples stewed or baked, inclosed in paste, or covered with paste, as in England.
A sauce made of stewed apples.
A tart made of apples baked on paste.
A tree arranged by linnæus under the genus Pyrus. The fruit of this tree is indefinitely various. The crab apple is supposed to be the original kind, from which all others have sprung. New varieties are springing annually from the seeds.
A woman who sells apples and other fruit.
An orchard; an inclosure for apples.
AP-PLI'A-BLE, a. [See Apply.]
That may be applied.
The act of applying, or the thing applied. – Everett. Shak.
AP-PLI-CA-BIL'I-TY, n. [See Apply.]
The quality of being, applicable, or fit to be applied.
That may be applied; fit to be applied, as related to a thing; that may have relation to something else; as, this observation is applicable to the case under consideration.
Fitness to be applied; the quality of being applicable.