Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Dictionary: AF-FREIGHT'MENT – AF-FUS'ED
The act of hiring a ship for the transportation of goods. – American Review, App.
AF-FRET', n. [L. affrettare, to hasten.]
A furious onset, or attack. [Not used.] – Spenser.
The act of rubbing. [Not used.] [See Friction.] – Boyle.
AF-FRIEND-ED, a. [affrend'ed.]
Made friends; reconciled. [Obs.] – Spenser.
Sudden or great fear; terror; also, the cause of terror; a frightful object.
AF-FRIGHT', v.t. [affri'te; Sax. frihtan. See Fright.]
To impress with sudden fear; to frighten; to terrify or alarm. It expresses a stronger impression than fear or apprehend, and perhaps less than terror.
Suddenly alarmed with fear; terrified; followed by at or with, more generally by at; as, affrighted at the cry of fire.
One who frightens.
Terrifying; terrible; that may excite great fear; dreadful.
Impressing sudden fear; terrifying.
Affright; terror; the state of being frightened. [Rarely used.] [In common discourse, the use of this word, in all its forms, is superseded by fright, frighted, frightful.]
- Opposition to the face; open defiance; encounter. [Obs.]
- Ill treatment; abuse; any thing reproachful or contemptuous, that excites or justifies resentment, as foul language, or personal abuse. It usually expresses a less degree off abuse than insult.
- Shame; disgrace. [Not usual.] – Arbuthnot.
- In popular language, slight resentment; displeasure.
AF-FRONT', v.t. [Fr. affronter, to encounter face to face, of ad and L. frons, front, face.]
- Literally, to meet or encounter face to face, in a good or bad sense; as, The seditious affronted the king's forces. – Hayward. Milton. Shak. [The foregoing sense is obsolete.]
- To offer abuse to the face; to insult, dare or brave openly; to offer abuse or insult in any manner, by words or action; as, to affront one by giving him the lie.
- To abuse, or give cause of offense to, without being present with the person; to make slightly angry; a popular use of the word.
- Opposed face to face; dared; defied; abused.
- In popular language, offended; slightly angry at ill treatment, by words or actions; displeased.
In heraldry, front to front; an epithet given to animals that face each other. Ash.
One that affronts.
Opposing face to face; defying; abusing; offering abuse, or any cause of displeasure.
In an affronting manner.
Giving offense; tending to offend; abusive.
The quality that gives offense. [Little used.]
AF-FUSE', v.t. [s as z. L. affundo, affusum, ad and fundo, to pour out. See Fuse.]
To pour upon; to sprinkle, as with a liquid.
Sprinkled with a liquid; sprinkled on; having a liquid poured upon.