Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Dictionary: AP-POR'TION – AP-PRE-HEND'ING
AP-POR'TION, v.t. [L. ad and portio, portion. See Portion and Part.]
To divide and assign in just proportion; to distribute among two or more, a just part or share to each; as, to apportion undivided rights; to apportion time among various employments.
Divided; set out or assigned in suitable parts or shares.
One that apportions.
Setting out in just proportions or shares.
The act of apportioning; a dividing into just proportions or shares; a dividing and assigning to each proprietor his just portion of an undivided right or property. – Hamilton, Rep. Feb. 13, 1793.
AP-POSE', v.t. [s as z. Fr. apposer, to set to; L. appono. See Apposite.]
- To put questions; to examine. [See Pose.] – Bacon.
- To apply. – Harvey.
An examiner; one whose business is to put questions. In the English Court of Exchequer thee is an officer called the foreign apposer. This is ordinarily pronounced poser. – Encyc.
AP'PO-SITE, a. [s as z. L. appositus, set or put to, from appono, of ad and pono, to put or place.]
Suitable; fit; very applicable; well adapted; followed by to; as, this argument is very apposite to the case.
Suitably; fitly; properly. – Harvey.
Fitness; propriety; suitableness. – Hale.
- The act of adding to; addition; a setting to. By the apposition of new matter. – Arbuthnot.
- In grammar, the placing of two nouns, in the same case, without a connecting word between them; as, I admire Cicero, the orator. In this case, the second noun explains or characterizes the first.
Apposite; applicable. – Knatchbull.
AP-PRAISE, v.t. [Fr. apprecier; Sp. apreciar; It. apprezzare, to set a value; from L. ad and pretium, price. Sec Price and Appreciate. This word is written and often pronounced after the French and Italian manner. But generally it is pronounced more correctly apprize, directly from the D. prys; W. pris; Eng. price or prize. See Apprize.]
To set a value; to estimate the worth, particularly by persons appointed for the purpose.
The act of setting the value; a valuation. [See Apprizement.]
One who values; appropriately a person appointed and sworn to estimate and fix the value of goods and estate. [See Apprizer.]
AP-PRE'CIA-BLE, a. [appre'shable. See Appreciate.]
- That may be appreciated; valuable. – Encyc.
- That may be estimated; capable of being duly estimated.
To rise in value; to become of more value; as, the coin of the country appreciates; public securities appreciated, when the debt was funded.
AP-PRE'CIATE, v.t. [appre'shate; Fr. apprecier, to set a value; L. ad and pretium, value, price; D. prys; W. pris; Ger. preis. See Price.]
- To value; to set a price or value on; to estimate; as, we seldom sufficiently appreciate the advantages we enjoy.
- To raise the value of. Lest a sudden peace should appreciate the money. – Ramsay.
Valued; prized; estimated; advanced in value.
Setting a value on; estimating; rising in value.
- A setting a value on; a just valuation or estimate of merit, weight, or any moral consideration. – Washington's Inaug. Speech, Apr. 30, 1789.
- A rising in value; increase of worth or value. – Marshall, Life of Washington. Hamilton's Report, Feb. 13, 1793.
AP-PRE-HEND', v.t. [L. apprehendo, of ad and prehendo, to take or seize; Sax. hendan or hentan.]
- To take or seize; to take hold of. In this literal sense, it is applied chiefly to taking or arresting persons by legal process, or with a view to trial; as, to apprehend a thief.
- To take with the understanding, that is, to conceive in the mind; understand, without passing a judgment, or making an inference. I apprehend not why so many and various laws are given. – Milton.
- To think; to believe or be of opinion, but without positive certainty; as, all this is true, but, we apprehend it is not to the purpose. Notwithstanding this declaration, we do not apprehend that we are guilty of presumption. – Encyc. Art. Metaphysics.
- To fear; to entertain suspicion or fear of future evil; as, we apprehend calamities from a feeble or wicked administration.
Taken; seized; arrested; conceived; understood; feared.
One who takes; one who conceives in his mind; one who fears.
Seizing; taking; conceiving; understanding; fearing.