Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Dictionary: A-DI-APH'OR-ISTS – AD'JEC-TIVE-LY
A-DI-APH'OR-ISTS, n. [Gr. αδιαφορος, indifferent.]
Moderate Lutherans; a name given in the sixteenth century, to certain men that followed Melanchthon, who was more pacific than Luther. – Encyc. The Adiaphorists held some opinions and ceremonies to be indifferent, which Luther condemned as sinful or heretical.
A-DI-APH'OR-ITES, n. [See ADIAPHORISTS.]
Indifferent; neutral; a name given by Boyle to a spirit distilled from tartar, and some other vegetable substances, neither acid, nor alkaline, or not possessing the distinct character of any chimical body.
A-DIEU', adv. [adu'; Fr. à Dieu, to God; a compound word, and an elliptical form of speech, for I commend you to God. It is called an adverb, but it has none of the properties of a modifying word.]
Farewell; an expression of kind wishes at the parting of friends.
A farewell, or commendation to the care of God; as, an everlasting adieu.
AD-INDEFINITUM, adv. [Ad indefinitum. L.]
To any indefinite extent.
AD-INFINITUM, adv. [Ad infinitum. L.]
To endless extent.
AD'IN-OLE, n. [See Petrosilex.]
AD-INQUIRENDUM, n. [Ad inquirendum. L.]
For inquiry, a writ.
AD-INTERIM, adv. [Ad interim. L.]
In the mean time; for the present.
To convert into adipocere.
The act or process of being changed into adipocere.
AD-I-PO-CERE', n. [L. adeps, fat, and cera, Fr. cire, wax.]
A soft unctuous or waxy substance, of a light brown color, into which the muscular fibers of dead animal bodies are converted, when protected from atmospheric air, and under certain circumstances of temperature and humidity. This substance was first discovered by Fourcroy, in the burying-ground of the Church des Innocens, when it was removed in 1787. It is speedily produced, when the body is immersed in running water. – Lunier. Med. Repos. Ed. Encyc.
AD'I-POSE, a. [L. adiposus, from adeps, fat. Qu. Ch. מפש, to grow fat; Heb. and Ch., fat, gross, stupid; Ar. طَفْْشٌ, tafashan, fat, bulky.]
Fat. The adipose membrane is the cellular membrane, containing the fat in its cells, and consisting of ductile membranes, connected by a sort of net-work. The adipose vein spreads itself on the coat and fat that covers the kidneys. The adipose ducts are the bags and ducts which contain the fat. – Quincy. Coxe.
AD'IT, n. [L. aditus, from adeo, aditum, to approach, ad and eo, to go.]
An entrance or passage; a term in mining, used to denote the opening by which a mine is entered, or by which water and ores are carried away. It is usually made in the side of a hill. The word is sometimes used for air-shaft, but not with strict propriety. – Encyc.
AD-JA'CEN-CY, n. [L. adjaceo, to lie contiguous, from ad and jaceo, to lie.]
The state of lying close or contiguous; a bordering upon, or lying next to; as the adjacency of lands or buildings. In the sense of that which is adjacent, as used by Brown, it is not legitimate.
Lying near, close, or contiguous; bordering upon; as, a field adjacent to the highway.
That which is next to or contiguous. [Little used.] – Locke.
So as to be adjacent.
AD-JECT', v.t. [L. adjicio, of ad and jacio, to throw.]
To add or put, as one thing to another. – Macknight.
The act of adding, or thing added. [Little used.] – Brown.
Added. – Parkhurst, Gram.
In grammar, a word used with a noun, to express a quality of the thing named, or something attributed to it, or to limit or define it, or to specify or describe a thing, as distinct from something else. It is called also an attributive or attribute. Thus, in the phrase, A wise ruler, wise is the adjective or attribute, expressing a particular property of ruler.
ADJECTIVE-COLOR, n. [Adjective color.]
A color which requires to be fixed by some base or mordant, to give it permanence.
In the manner of an adjective; as, a word is used adjectively.