Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Dictionary: AL-LOT'TED – ALL-POW'ER-FUL
Distributed by lot; granted; assigned.
Used by Shakspeare for Allotment; but is not authorized by usage.
Distributing by lot; giving as portions; assigning.
AL-LOW', v.t. [Fr. allouer, from louer; L. loco, to lay, set, place; W. llogi; Norm. alluer. See Lay. Class Lg.]
- To grant, give or yield; as, to allow a servant his liberty; to allow a pension.
- To admit; as, to allow the truth of a proposition; to allow a claim.
- To admit; to own or acknowledge; as, to allow the right of the President to displace officers.
- To approve, justify or sanction. Ye allow the deeds of your fathers. – Luke xi. Rom. vii.
- To afford, or grant as a compensation; as, to allow a dollar a day for wages.
- To abate or deduct; as, to allow a sum for tare or leakage.
- To permit; to grant license to; as, to allow a son to be absent.
That may be permitted as lawful, or admitted as true and proper; not forbid; not unlawful or improper; as, a certain degree of freedom is allowable among friends.
The quality of being allowable; lawfulness; exemption from prohibition or impropriety. – South.
In an allowable manner; with propriety. – Lowth.
- The act of allowing or admitting.
- Permission; license; approbation; sanction; usually slight approbation. – Locke. Shak.
- Admission; assent to a fact or state of things; a granting. – Hooker.
- Freedom from restraint; indulgence.
- That which is allowed; a portion appointed; a stated quantity, as of food or drink; hence, in seaman's language, a limited quantity of meat and drink, when provisions fall short.
- Abatement; deduction; as, to make an allowance for the inexperience of youth.
- Established character; reputation; as, a pilot of approved allowance. [Obs.] – Shak.
To put upon allowance; to restrain or limit to a certain quantity of provisions or drink; as, distress compelled the captain of the ship to allowance his crew.
Granted; permitted; assented to; admitted; approved; indulged; appointed; abated.
One who allows, permits, grants, or authorizes.
Granting; permitting; admitting; approving; indulging; deducting.
- A baser metal mixed with a finer.
- The mixture of different metals; any metallic compound: this is its common signification in chimistry.
- Evil mixed with good; as, no happiness is without alloy.
AL-LOY', v.t. [Fr. allier, to unite or mix; L. alligo, ad and ligo, to bind; Gr. λυγοω; Sp. ligar, to tie or bind, to alloy or mix base metals with gold or silver, to league or confederate; Port. id.; It. legare. We observe that alloy and league, alliance, ally, are from the same root. Class Lg.]
- To reduce the purity of a metal, by mixing with it a portion of one less valuable; as, to alloy gold with silver, or silver with copper.
- To mix metals. – Lavoisier.
- To reduce or abate by mixture; as to alloy pleasure with misfortunes.
AL-LOY'AGE, n. [Fr. alliage, from allier.]
- The act of alloying metals, or the mixture of a baser metal with a finer, to reduce its purity; the act of mixing metals.
- The mixture of different metals. – Lavoisier.
Mixed; reduced in purity; debased; abated by foreign mixture.
Mixing a baser metal with a finer, to reduce its purity; abating by foreign mixture.
Enduring every thing without murmurs. – Mitford.
Penetrating every thing. – Stafford.
Completely perfect; having all perfection.
The perfection of the whole; entire perfection. – More.
Pervading every place. – Allen.
Piercing every thing. – Marston.
Having all power. Irving.
Almighty; omnipotent. – Swift.