Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Dictionary: AS-SIM'IL-A-TO-RY – AS-SO'CIATE
Tending to assimilate.
AS-SIM'U-LATE, v.t. [L. assimulo.]
To feign. [Not used. See Simulate.]
A counterfeiting. [Not used. See Simulation.]
To lend aid.
AS-SIST', v.t. [L. assisto, of ad and sisto, to stand up; Russ. siju, to sit, or be placed; Sp. asistir; It. assistere; Fr. assister. Literally, to be present, or as we still say in English, to stand by.]
To help; to aid; to succor; to give support to in some undertaking or effort, or in time of distress.
Help; aid; furtherance; succor; a contribution of support in bodily strength or other means.
Helping; lending aid or support; auxiliary. Hale.
One who aids, or who contributes his strength or other means to further the designs or welfare of another; an auxiliary. – Dryden.
In a manner to give aid.
One that lends aid.
Helping; aiding; supporting with strength or means.
Without aid or help. – Pope.
AS-SIZE', or AS-SIZ'ES, n. [Fr. assises, and sometimes so written in English; L. assideo, to sit by, of ad and sedeo, to sit; Ir. siasair, a session. See Assess.]
- Originally, an assembly of knights and other substantial men, with a bailif or justice, in a certain place and at a certain time, for public business. The word was sometimes applied to the general council, or Wittenagemote, of England. – Blackstone. Glanville.
- A court in England, held in every county by special commission to one of the judges, who is called a justice of the assize, and empowered to take assizes, that is, the verdict of a jury, called the assize.
- A jury. In this sense the word was applied to the grand assize, for the trial of property, and to the petty assize, for the trial of possession. In Scotland, the assize consists of fifteen men, selected from a great number.
- A writ; as an assize of novel disseisin, which is given to recover the possession of lands, tenements, rents, common, &c., of which the tenant has been lately disseised; assize of mort d'ancestor, which lies against an abator, who enters upon land after the death of the tenant, and before the heir enters; assize of darrein presentment, which lies against a stranger who presents a clerk to a benefice. – Blackstone.
- A particular species of rents, established and not subject to be varied. – Eng. Law.
- The time or place of holding the court of assize.
- In a more general sense, any court of justice.
- A statute of regulation; an ordinance regulating the weight, measure and price of articles sold in market; and hence the word came to signify the weight, measure or price itself; as the assize of bread. – Spelman. Cowel. Encyc. Blackstone. This word is, in a certain sense, now corrupted into size; which see.
To fix the weight, measure or price of commodities, by an ordinance or regulation of authority.
Regulated in weight, measure or price, by an assize or ordinance.
An officer who has the cure or inspection of weights and measures. – Chambers.
In Scotland, a juror. – Bailey.
Resembling an ass. – Sidney.
AS-SO'BER, v.t. [See Sober.]
To keep under. [Not used.] – Gower.
The quality of being capable of association; the quality of suffering some change by sympathy, or of being affected by the affections of another part of the body. – Darwin.
AS-SO'CIA-BLE, a. [asso'shable. See Associate.]
- That may be joined to or associated.
- In a medical sense, liable to be affected by sympathy, or to receive from other parts correspondent feelings and affections. “The stomach, the most associable of all the organs of the animal body.” – Med. Rep. Darwin.
- Joined in interest or purpose; confederate. Milton.
- Joined in employment or office; as an associate judge.