Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Dictionary: ALL-TRI'UMPH-ING – AL-LY'
Triumphant every where or over all. – Jonson.
AL-LUDE', v.i. [L. alludo, to smile upon or make sport with, of ad and ludo, to play; Sp. Port. aludir; It. alludere. Class Ld.]
To refer to something not directly mentioned; to have reference; to hint at by remote suggestions; as, that story alludes to a recent transaction.
Having reference; hinting at.
AL-LU'MIN-OR, n. [Fr. allumer, to light. See Limner.]
One who colors or paints upon paper or parchment, giving light and ornament to letters and figures. – Cowel. Encyc. This is now written limner.
AL-LURE', v.t. [Fr. leurrer, to decoy, from leurre, a lure.]
To attempt to draw to; to tempt by the offer of some good, real or apparent; to invite by something flattering or acceptable; as, rewards allure men to brave danger. Sometimes used in a bad sense, to allure to evil; but in this sense entice is more common. In Hosea ii. 14, allure is used in its genuine sense; in 2 Peter ii. 18, in the sense of entice.
Tempted; drawn, or invited, by something that appears desirable.
That which allures; any real or apparent good held forth, or operating, as a motive to action; temptation; enticement; as, the allurements of pleasure, or of honor.
He, or that, which allures.
- Drawing; tempting; inviting by some real or apparent good.
- adj. Inviting; having the quality of attracting or tempting.
In an alluring manner; enticingly.
The quality of alluring or tempting by the prospect of some good. [Rarely used.]
AL-LU'SION, n. [allu'zhun; Fr. from allusio, Low L. See Allude.]
A reference to something not explicitly mentioned; a hint; a suggestion, by which something is applied or understood to belong to that which is not mentioned, by means of some similitude which is perceived between them. – Burnet.
Having reference to something not fully expressed. – South.
By way of allusion; by implication, remote suggestion or insinuation. Hammond.
The quality of being allusive. [Rarely used.]
Allusive. – Heath.
AL-LU'VI-AL, a. [See Alluvion.]
- Pertaining to alluvion; added to land by the wash of water.
- Washed ashore or down a stream; formed by a current of water; as, alluvial ores; alluvial soil. Kirwan.
AL-LU'VI-ON, or AL-LU'VI-UM, n. [L. alluvio, of ad and lavo or luo, alluo, to wash. See Lave.]
- The insensible increase of earth on a shore, or bank of a river, by the force of water, as by a current or by waves. The owner of the land thus augmented has a right to the alluvial earth.
- A gradual washing or carrying of earth or other substances to a shore or bank; the earth thus added.
- The mass of substances collected by means of the action of water. In this alluvium was found the entire skeleton of a whale. – Buckland.
The same as alluvial, and less frequently used.
Possessed of infinite wisdom. – South.
Having all kinds of wit. – Jonson.
Worshiped or adored by all. – Milton.
Of infinite worth; of the highest worth.
- A prince or state united by treaty or league; a confederate. The allies of Rome were slaves. – Ames.
- One related by marriage or other tie; but seldom applied to individuals, except to princes in their public capacity.