Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Dictionary: AS'SI-DENT – AS-SIM'I-LA-TIVE
AS'SI-DENT, a. [L. assideo, assidens, of ad and sedeo, to sit.]
Assident signs, in medicine, are such as usually attend a disease, but not always; distinguished from pathognomic signs, which are inseparable from it. – Encyc.
Daily. [Not in use.] – K. Charles.
AS-SI-DU'I-TY, n. [L. assiduitas. See Assiduous.]
- Constant or close application to any business or enterprise; diligence. – Addison.
- Attention; attentiveness to persons. Assiduities, in the plural, are services rendered with zeal and constancy.
AS-SID'U-OUS, a. [L. assiduus, from assideo, to sit close, ad and sedeo; Eng. to sit; Sax. sittan, settan.]
- Constant in application; as a person assiduous in his occupation.
- Attentive; careful; regular in attendance; as, an assiduous physician or nurse.
- Performed with constant diligence or attention; as, assiduous labor.
Diligently; attentively; with earnestness and care; with regular attendance.
Constant or diligent application.
AS-SI-ENT'O, n. [Sp. asiento, a seat, a contract or agreement; L. assideo.]
A contract or convention between the king of Spain and other powers, for furnishing slaves for the Spanish dominions in South America. – Treaty between Great Britain and Spain, March 26, 1713.
A person to whom property or an interest is or may be transferred; as, a deed to a man and his heirs and assigns.
AS-SIGN, v.t. [assīne; Fr. assigner; Sp. asignar; Port. assinar; It. assegnare; L. assigno, of ad and signo, to allot, to mark out; Ir. sighin; L. signum, a mark. The primary sense of sign is to send, or to set.]
- To allot; to appoint or grant by distribution or apportionment. The priests had a portion assigned them. Gen. xlvii.
- To designate or appoint for a particular purpose. They assigned Bezer, a city of refuge. – Josh. xx.
- To fix, specify or designate; as, an assigned quantity.
- To make or set over; to transfer, sell or convey, by writing, as by indorsing a note, or by any writing on a separate paper.
- To alledge or show in particular; as, to assign a reason for one's conduct.
- In law, to show or set forth with particularity; as, to assign error in a writ; to assign false judgment.
- That may be allotted, appointed or assigned.
- That may be transferred by writing; as, an assignable note, or bill.
- That may be specified, shown with precision, or designated; as, an assignable error.
A public note or bill in France; paper currency. – Burke.
- An appointment of time and place for meeting; used chiefly of love meetings.
- A making over by transfer of title. [See Assignment.]
- In Russia, a public note or bank bill; paper currency. – Tooke.
Appointed; allotted; made over; shown or designated.
A person to whom an assignment is made; a person appointed or deputed to do some act, perform some business or enjoy some right, privilege or property; as, an assignee of a bankrupt. An assignee may be by special appointment or deed, or be created by law; as an executor. – Cowel.
One who assigns, or appoints.
Allotting; appointing; transferring; showing specially.
- An allotting, or an appointment to a particular person or use.
- A transfer of title or interest by writing, as of a lease, bond, note, or bill of exchange.
- The writing by which an interest is transferred.
- The appointment or designation of causes or actions in court, for trial on particular days.
- In law, the conveyance of the whole interest which a man has in an estate, usually for life or years. It differs from a lease, which is the conveyance of a less term than the lessor has in the estate. – Z. Swift.
An assigner; a person who assigns or transfers an interest; as the assignor of a bill of exchange.
That may be assimilated.
- To become similar.
- To be converted into a like substance. – Bacon.
AS-SIM'I-LATE, v.t. [L. assimilo, of ad and similis, like. See Similar.]
- To bring to a likeness; to cause to resemble. – Swift.
- To convert into a like substance; as, food is assimilated by conversion into animal substances, flesh, chyle, blood, &c.
Brought to a likeness; changed into a like substance.
Causing to resemble; converting into a like substance.
- The act of bringing to a resemblance.
- The act or process by which bodies convert other bodies into their own nature and substance; as, flame assimilates oil, and the food of animals is by assimilation converted into the substances which compose their bodies. Mineral assimilation is the property which substances possess, in the earth, of appropriating and assimilating to themselves other substances with which they are in contact; a property which seems to be the basis of the natural history of the earth.
Having power of converting to a likeness, or to a like substance. – Hakewill.