Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Dictionary: ALL-MA-TUR-ING – AL-LOT'MENT
Maturing all things. – Dryden.
Of perfect mercy or compassion.
Killing or destroying every thing. – Fanshaw.
Entirely obedient. – Crashaw.
ALL-O-BEY'ING, a. [See Obey.]
Receiving obedience from all. – Shak.
Causing total oblivion. – Shak.
Obscuring every thing. – King.
AL-LO-CA'TION, n. [L. ad and locatio, a placing, from locus, place. See Local.]
The act of putting one thing to another; hence its usual sense is the admission of an article of account, or an allowance made upon an account; a term used in the English Exchequer. [See Allow.] – Chambers. Johnson.
AL'LOC-A-TUR, n. [L.]
In law, a certificate of allowance of cost by the proper officer.
An amorphous, massive, opake mineral, of a grayish, yellowish, or reddish color, found in Norway; considered as a variety of garnet. Its name is said to be given to it, as expressive of its changes of color before the blowpipe; Gr. αλλος, other, and χροια, color. Cleaveland.
AL-LO-CU'TION, n. [L. allocutio, of ad and loquor, to speak. See Eloquence.]
- The act or manner of speaking to, or of addressing in words.
- An address; a formal address; as, of a general to his troops; a Roman term, rarely used in English. – Addison. Encyc.
Pertaining to allodium; freehold; free of rent or service; held independent of a lord paramount; opposed to feudal. – Blackstone.
is sometimes used, but is not well authorized. – Cowel.
AL-LO'DI-UM, n. [Fr. alleu, contr. word. According to O'Brien in his Focaloir, or Dictionary of the Irish, this word is the Celtic allod, ancient. According to Pontoppidan, it is composed of all and odh, all-property, or whole estate. In Sw. odal, and in Dan. odel, signify allodial; the word being used as an adjective; Sw. odalgods, that is, odal goods, signifies allodial lands; and odaljord, odal earth, is used as its synonym. Odalmån, is one who possesses allodial land; odalbonde, is a yeoman or freeholder; odelt signifies undivided; o in Swedish being a prefix, answering to the English un, and giving to words a negative signification. If o in odal is this prefix, and dal from the root of deal, the word signifies undivided. But some obscurity rests on this word. Pontoppidan's derivation is most probably the true one.]
Freehold estate; land which is the absolute property of the owner; real estate held in absolute independence, without being subject to any rent, service, or acknowledgment to a superior. It is thus opposed to feud. In England, there is no allodial land, all land being held of the king; but in the United States, most lands are allodial.
AL-LONGE', n. [allunj'; Fr. allonger, to lengthen, to thrust, allongé, lengthened, of ad and long.]
- A pass with a sword; a thrust made by stepping forward and extending the arm; a term used in fencing, often contracted into lunge.
- A long rein, when a horse is trotted in the hand. – Johnson.
AL-LOO', v.t. [or i.]
To incite dogs by a call. – Phillips. [See the correct word, Halloo.]
Pertaining to allopathy.
In a manner conformable to allopathy.
Pertaining to allopathy.
One who practices medicine according to the principles and rules of allopathy.
AL-LOP'A-THY, n. [Gr. ἀλλος, other, and πἁθος, morbid condition.]
That method of medical practice, in which there is an attempt to cure disease by the production of a condition of the system, either different from, opposite to, or incompatible with the condition essential to the disease to be cured.
AL'LO-PHANE, n. [Gr. αλλος, other, and φαινω, to appear.]
A mineral of a blue, and sometimes of a green or brown color, which occurs massive, or in imitative shapes. It gelatinizes in acids. Ure. Allophane is a variety of clay, occurring in amorphous, botryoidal or reniform masses. Cleaveland.
AL'LO-QUY, n. [L. ad and loquor.]
A speaking to another.
AL-LOT', v.t. [of ad and lot; Sax. hlot. See Lot.]
- l. To divide or distribute by lot.
- To distribute, or parcel out in parts or portions; or to distribute a share to each individual concerned.
- To grant, as a portion; to give, assign, or appoint in general; as, let every man be contented with that which providence allots to him.
- That which is allotted; a share, part, or portion granted or distributed; that which is assigned by lot, or by the act of God.
- A part, portion or place appropriated. In a field, there is an allotment for olives. – Broome.