Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Dictionary: AB'LI-GATE – A-BOD'ING
To tie up from.
AB'LO-CATE, v.t. [L. abloco, ab and loco, to let out.]
To let out; to lease. – Calvin.
A letting to hire.
AB-LUDE', v.t. [L. abludo, ab and ludo, to play.]
To be unlike; to differ. [Not used.]
AB'LU-ENT, a. [L. abluo, to wash away; ab and luo or lavo, to wash; Ir. lo or lua, water.]
Washing clean; cleansing, by water or liquids.
In medicine, that which thins, purifies or sweetens the blood. – Quincy.
AB-LU'TION, n. [L. ablutio, from ab and luo or lavo, to wash.]
- In a general sense, the act of washing; a cleansing or purification by water.
- Appropriately, the washing of the body as a preparation for religious duties, enjoined by Moses and still practiced in many countries.
- In chimistry, the purification of bodies by the affusion of a proper liquor, as water to dissolve salts. – Quincy.
- In medicine, the washing of the body externally, as by baths; or internally, by diluting fluids.
- Pope has used ablution for the water used in cleansing.
- The cup given to the laity without consecration, in Popish churches. – Johnson.
AB-LU'VI-ON, n. [L. abluo.]
That which is washed off. – Dwight.
In an able manner; with great ability.
AB-NE-GA'TION, n. [L. abnego, to deny, from ab and nego; W. naca, nacau; Sw. neka, to deny; W. nac, no; Eng. nay; L. nec, not; Ir. nach, not.]
A denial; a renunciation; self-denial. – Hammond.
One who denies, renounces, or opposes any thing. – Sandys.
The girdle of a Jewish priest.
To cut knots from trees.
AB-NO-DA'TION, n. [L. abnodo; ab and nodus, a knot.]
The act of cutting away the knots of trees. – Dict.
AB-NORM'AL, or AB-NORM'OUS, a. [L. abnormis, supra.]
Irregular; deformed. – Dict.
AB-NORM'I-TY, n. [L. abnormis, irregular; ab and norma, a rule.]
Irregularity; deformity. – Dict.
A-BOARD', adv. [a for on and board. See Board.]
Within a ship, vessel, or boat. To go aboard, to enter a ship, to embark. To fall aboard, to strike a ship's side. Aboard main tack, an order to draw a corner of the main-sail down to the chess-tree. – Encyc. Mar. Dict.
A-BOD'ANCE, n. [from bode.]
An omen. [Not used.] – Johnson.
A-BODE', n. [See Abide.]
- Stay; continuance in a place; residence for a longer or shorter time.
- A place of continuance; a dwelling; a habitation.
- To make abode, to dwell or reside.
A-BODE', v. [pret. of abide.]
To be an omen. – Dryden.
A-BODE', v.t. [See Bode.]
To foreshow. – Sloth.
A-BODE'MENT, n. [from bode.]
A secret anticipation of something future.
Presentiment; prognostication. – Hall.