Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Dictionary: AD-DU'CI-BLE – AD'E-QUATE
That may be adduced.
Bringing forward; citing in argument.
The act of bringing forward.
That brings forward.
AD-DUC'TOR, n. [L.]
A muscle which draws one part of the body toward another; as the adductor oculi, which turns the eye toward the nose; the adductor pollicis manus, which draws the thumb toward the fingers.
AD-DULCE, v.t. [adduls'; L. ad and dulcis, sweet.]
To sweeten. [Not used.] – Bacon.
An Egyptian weight of 210 okes, each of three rotolos, which is a weight of about two drams less than the English pound. But at Rosetta, the adeb is only 150 okes. – Encyc.
AD-E-LAN-TA'DO, n. [Spanish.]
A governor of a province; a lieutenant governor. Robertson.
A title of honor, given by our Saxon ancestors to the children of princes, and to young nobles. It is composed of adel or rather æthel, the Teutonic term for noble, illustrious, and ling, young, posterity. Spelman. Sw. adelig; D. edel; Ger. edel and adelig, noble; Sp. hidalgo. We observe the term in many Saxon names of princes, as Ethel-wolf, noble wolf, or noble help, Ethel-bald, noble bold, Ethel-bert, noble brightness. Ar. أَثَلَ athala, to be well rooted, to be of noble stock or birth. Class Dl.
Adelites or Almoganens, in Spain, were conjurers, who predicted the fortunes of individuals by the flight and singing of birds, and other accidental circumstances. – Ed. Encyc.
A-DEL'O-PODE, n. [Gr. α privative, δηλος, apparent, and πους, foot.]
An animal whose feet are not apparent. – Morin.
AD-EMP'TION, n. [L. adimo, to take away; of ad and emo, to take.]
In the civil law, the revocation of a grant, donation, or the like.
AD-EN-OG'RA-PHY, n. [Gr. αδην, a gland, and γραφω, to describe.]
That part of anatomy which treats of the glands.
AD'EN-OID, a. [Gr. αδην, a gland, and ειδος, form.]
In the form of a gland; glandiform.
Pertaining to the doctrine of the glands. – Encyc.
AD-EN-OL'O-GY, n. [Gr. αδην; a gland, and λογος, discourse.]
In anatomy, the doctrine of the glands, their nature, and their uses.
A species of cotton, from Aleppo, called also, marine cotton.
AD-EN-OT'O-MY, n. [Gr. αδην, a gland, and τομη, a cutting.]
In anatomy and surgery, a cutting or incision of a gland. Moria.
Well skilled; completely versed or acquainted with. – Boyle.
AD-EPT', n. [L. adeptus, obtained, from adipiscor.]
One fully skilled or well versed in any art. The term is borrowed from the Alchimists, who applied it to one who pretended to have found the philosopher's stone, or the panacea. – Encyc.
A-DEP'TION, n. [L. adeptio.]
An obtaining; acquirement. [Obs.] – Bacon.
AD'E-QUA-CY, n. [L. adæquatus, of ad and æquatus, made equal.]
The state or quality of being equal to, proportionate, or sufficient; a sufficiency for a particular purpose. The adequacy of supply to the expenditure. – War in Disguise.
Equal; proportionate; correspondent to; fully sufficient; as, means adequate to the object; we have no adequate ideas of infinite power. Adequate ideas, are such as exactly represent their object.
To resemble exactly. [Not used.] – Shelford.