Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Dictionary: AC-COM'MO-DA-BLE – AC-COM'PLISH-ING
AC-COM'MO-DA-BLE, a. [Fr. accommodable. See Accommodate.]
That may be fitted, made suitable, or made to agree. [Little used.]
The capability of accommodating.
Suitable; fit; adapted; as, means accommodate to the end. – Ray. Tillotson.
AC-COM'MO-DATE, v.t. [L. accommodo, to apply or suit, from ad and commodo, to profit or help; of con, with, and modus, measure, proportion, limit, or manner. See Mode.]
- To fit, adapt, or make suitable; as, to accommodate ourselves to circumstances; to accommodate the choice of subjects to the occasions. – Paley.
- To supply with or furnish; – followed by with; as, to accommodate a man with apartments.
- To supply with conveniences, as to accommodate a friend.
- To reconcile things which are at variance; to adjust; as, to accommodate differences.
- To show fitness or agreement; to apply; as, to accommodate prophecy to events.
- To lend – a commercial sense. In an intransitive sense, to agree, to be conformable to, as used by Boyle. [Obs.]
Fitted; adjusted; adapted; applied; also, furnished with conveniences; as, we are well accommodated with lodgings.
Suitably; fitly. [Little used.] – More.
Fitness. [Little used.]
Adapting one's self to; obliging; yielding to the desires of others; disposed to comply, and to oblige another; as, an accommodating man.
Adapting; making suitable; reconciling; furnishing with conveniences; applying.
- Fitness; adaptation; – followed by to. The organization of the body with accommodation to it functions. – Hale.
- Adjustment of differences; reconciliation; as of parties in dispute.
- Provision of conveniences.
- In the plural, conveniences; things furnished for use; – chiefly applied to lodgings.
- In mercantile language, accommodation is used for a loan of money, which is often a great convenience. An accommodation note, in the language of bank directors, is one drawn and offered for discount, for the purpose of borrowing its amount, in opposition to a note, which the owner has received in payment for goods. In England, accommodation bill, is one given instead of a loan of money. – Crabbe.
- It is also used of a note lent merely to accommodate the borrower.
- In theology, accommodation is the application of one thing to another by analogy, as of the words of a prophecy to future event. Many of those quotations were probably intended as nothing more than accommodations. – Paley.
- In marine language, an accommodation ladder is a light ladder hung over the side of a ship at the gangway.
One that accommodates; one that adjusts. – Warburton.
AC-COM'PA-NA-BLE, a. [See Accompany.]
Sociable. [Not used.]
Attended; joined with in society.
AC-COM'PA-NI-MENT, n. [Fr. accompagnement. See Accompany.]
Something that attends as a circumstance, or which is added by way of ornament to the principal thing, or for the sake of symmetry. Thus, instruments of music attending the voice; small objects in painting; dogs, guns and game in a hunting-piece; warlike instruments with the portrait of a military character, are accompaniments.
The performer in music who takes the accompanying part. – Busby.
- To attend; to be an associate; as, to accompany with others. [Obs.] – Bacon.
- To cohabit. – Milton.
- In music, to perform the accompanying part in a composition. – Busby.
AC-COM'PA-NY, v.t. [Fr. accompagner; Sp. accompañar; Port. accompanhar. See Company.]
- To go with or attend as a companion or associate on a journey, walk, &c.; as, a man accompanies his friend to church, or on a tour.
- To be with as connected; to attend; as pain accompanies disease.
Attending; going with as a companion.
AC-COM'PLICE, n. [Fr. complice; L. complicatus, folded together, of con, with, and plico, to fold; W. plegy, to plait; Arm. plega. See Complex and Pledge.]
An associate in a crime; a partner or partaker in guilt. It was formerly used in a good sense for a co-operator, but this sense is wholly obsolete. It is followed by with before a person; as, A was an accomplice with B in the murder of C. Dryden uses it with to before a thing.
The state of being an accomplice. – H. Taylor.
AC-COM'PLISH, v.t. [Fr. accomplir, to finish, from ad and L. compleo, to complete. See Complete.]
- To complete; to finish entirely. That He would accomplish seventy years in the desolation of Jerusalem. – Dan. ix.
- To execute; as, to accomplish a vow, wrath or fury. – Lev. xiii. and xx.
- To gain; to obtain or effect by successful exertions; as, to accomplish a purpose. – Prov. xiii.
- To fulfill or bring to pass; as, to accomplish a prophecy. This that is written must yet be accomplished in me. – Luke xxii.
- To furnish with qualities which serve to render the mind or body complete, as with valuable endowments and elegant manners.
- Finished; completed; fulfilled; executed; effected.
- adj. Well endowed with good qualities and manners; complete in acquirements; having a finished education.
- Fashionable. – Swift.
One who accomplishes.
Finishing; completing; fulfilling; executing; effecting; furnishing with valuable qualities.