Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Dictionary: A-RAB'IC-AL-LY – AR'BI-TER
In the Arabian manner.
An Arabic idiom or peculiarity of language. – Encyc. Stuart.
One well versed in Arabic literature. – Encyc.
AR'A-BLE, a. [L. aro, Gr. αροω, to plow Ir. arain.]
Fit for plowing or tillage; hence often applied to land which has been plowed.
Arabia. – Milton.
A-RACH'NI-DA, n. [Gr. αραχνη, a spider, and ειδος, form.]
Animals of the spider kind. – Bell.
An animal of the tribe of spiders.
A-RACH'NOID, a. [Gr. αραχνη, a spider, and ειδος, form; Heb. ארן, to weave, that is, to stretch, to draw out; Eng. reach.]
In anatomy, the arachnoid tunic, or arachnoid, is a semitransparent thin membrane which is spread over the brain and pia mater, and for the most part closely connected with the latter. The term has also been applied to that capsule of the crystaline lens, which is a continuation of the hyaloid membrane. – Cyc.
A species of madrepore found fossil. – Cyc.
A-RACH-NOI'DANS, n. [plur.]
Animals resembling spiders.
One versed in arachnology.
A-RACH-NOL'O-GY, n. [Gr. αραχνης and λογος.]
The science or history of spiders.
Designating a chain of mountains which divide Persia from India. – As. Researches.
AR-AIGN-EE', or AR-RAIGN, n. [arāin; Fr. a spider.]
In fortification, the branch, return or gallery of a mine. – Bailey.
To raise. [Not used.] – Shak.
Pertaining to Aram, a son of Shem, or to the Chaldeans.
An idiom of the Aramean Chaldee language; a Chaldaism.
A-RA'NE-OUS, a. [L. aranea, a spider, or cobweb.]
Resembling a cobweb.
A plowing. – Cowley.
That contributes to tillage.
Pertaining to the Araucanians, a tribe of aboriginals, inhabiting Arauco, in Chili. – Molina.
AR'BAL-IST, n. [From arcus, a bow, and balista, L., an engine to throw stones; Gr. βαλλω, to throw.]
A cross-bow. This consists of a steel bow set in a shaft of wood, furnished with a string and a trigger; and is bent with a piece of iron. It serves to throw bullets, darts, arrows, &c. – Encyc.
A cross-bowman. Speed.
AR'BI-TER, n. [L.]
- A person appointed, or chosen by parties in controversy, to decide their differences. This is its sense in the civil law. In modern usage, arbitrator, is the technical word.
- In a general sense, now most common, a person who has the power of judging and determining, without control; one whose power of deciding and governing is not limited.
- One that commands the destiny, or holds the empire of a nation or state. – Milton.