Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Dictionary: A-DAR'CE – AD-DICT'ED
A-DAR'CE, n. [Gr. αδαρκης.]
A saltish concretion on reeds and grass in marshy grounds in Galatia. It is lax and porous, like bastard spunge, and used to clear the skin in leprosy, tetters, &c. Quincy. Plot.
In Jewish antiquity, a gold coin worth about three dollars and a third, or about fifteen shillings sterling.
A Spanish weight, the sixteenth of an ounce; Fr. demi-gros. The Spanish ounce is seven per cent. lighter than that of Paris. – Encyc. Span. Dict.
A muslin or species of cotton cloth from India. It is fine and clear; the piece is ten French ells long, and three quarters wide.
To subdue. [Not used. See Daunt.] – Skelton.
To daunt; to subject. [Not used.] – Spenser.
On or in days; as in the phrase, now adays.
AD-CAPTANDUM, v. [Ad captandum. L.]
To captivate; ad captandum vulgus, to please and attract the populace.
To unite one body with another.
ADD, v.t. [L. addo, from ad and do, to give.]
- To set or put together, join, or unite; as, one thing or sum to another, in an aggregate; as, add three to four, the sum is seven.
- To unite in idea or consideration; to subjoin; as, to what has been alledged, let this argument be added.
- To increase number. Thou shalt add three cities more of refuge. – Deut. xix.
- To augment. Rehoboam said, I will add to your yoke. – 1 Kings xii. Ye shall not add to the word which I command you. – Deut. iv. As here used, the verb is intransitive, but there may be an ellipsis. To add to, is used in Scripture, as equivalent to give, or bestow upon. Gen. xxx. Matt. vi. In Gal. ii. the word is understood to signify instruction, "In conference they added nothing to me." In narration, he or they added, is elliptical; he added words, or what follows, or he continued his discourse. In general, when used of things, add implies a principal thing, to which a smaller is to be annexed, as a part of the whole sum, mass, or number.
AD-DEC'I-MATE, v.t. [L. ad and decimus, tenth.]
To take, or to ascertain tithes. – Dict.
Joined in place, in sum, in mass or aggregate, in number, in idea, or consideration; united; put together.
AD-DEEM', v.t. [See Deem.]
To award; to sentence. [Little used.]
ADDENDUM, n. [Plur. addenda. L.]
Things to be added; an appendix.
AD'DER, n. [Sax. ætter or ættor, a serpent and poison; D. adder, Qu. Sax. nædre, a serpent; Goth. nadr; G. natter; W. neider; Corn. naddyr; Ir. nathair; L. natrix, a serpent.]
A venomous serpent or viper, of several species.
A name of the dragon-fly or Libellula; sometimes called adder-bolt.
A plant about which serpents lurk.
A plant whose seeds are produced on a spike resembling a serpent's tongue.
Snakeweed, so named from its supposed virtue in curing the bite of serpents.
The possibility of being added. – Locke.
AD'DI-BLE, a. [See Add.]
That may be added. – Locke.
AD'DICE, n. [Obs. See ADZ.]
Addicted. [Not much used.]
AD-DICT', v.t. [L. addico; to devote, from ad and dico, to dedicate.]
To apply one's self habitually; to devote time and attention by customary or constant practice. Sometimes in a good sense. They have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints. – 1 Cor. xv. More usually, in a bad sense, to follow customarily, or devote, by habitually practicing that which is ill; as, a man is addicted to intemperance. To addict one's self to a person, a sense borrowed from the Romans, who used the word for assigning debtors in service to their creditors, – is found in Ben Jonson, but is not legitimate in English.
Devoted by customary practice.