Lexicon: violate – visit

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violate, v. [L. violāre, to treat with violence, to outrage, dishonor, injure.]

Break; ravish; profane; do violence to; [fig.] offend; treat with irreverence.

violet, adj. [OFr villet; see violet (-s), n.]

Bluish-purple; reddish-blue.

violet (-s), n. [OFr < L. diminutive of viola, violet.] (webplay: flower, many).

  1. Viola; small blue-purple flower; plant from the genus Viola with lavender, mauve, or white blossoms.
  2. Blue-purple color; [metonymy] rainbow; the chromatic scale; colors in the bandwidth of infracted light.

violin, n. [It.] (webplay: little, long, musical).

  1. Fiddle; wooden soundbox with four strings that produce sound when played with a bow; [fig.] sounds of summer; buzzing of insects; song of birds.
  2. Source of music; [metonymy] musical instrument; [metaphor] poetry; poetic voice; creative writing; gift of writing verse.
  3. Musical instrument; [fig.] form; figure; anatomy; human body; physical frame; organic structure.

virtue, n. [AFr and OFr < L. virtus, manliness, valor, worth < vir, man.] (webplay: divine, great, makes, presence, visible).

  1. Strength; merit; moral choice; character trait; specific moral excellence; [fig.] courage; valor; goodness.
  2. Skill; force; edge; influence; capacity; power of a supernatural being; [irony] excellence; superiority; favorable position.

visage, n. [AFr and OFr < L. vīs-us, face.] (webplay: face, man).

  1. Face; [metonymy] aspect; appearance; true identity.
  2. Countenance; pleasant facial aspect; [metaphor] smile; [metonymy] presence; being; (see Isaiah 52:14).

visible, adj. [OFr or L. vīs-, ppl. stem of vidēre, to see.] (webplay: air, day, eye, sun).

Seeable; apparent; perceivable; within eyeshot; not hidden; able to be viewed.

visible, adv. [see visible, adj.] (webplay: air, day, eye, sun).

Perceptibly; visibly; obviously; noticeably; conspicuously; [fig.] distinctly; markedly; as if engraved; as if carved with letters.

vision (-s), n. [AFr, OFr, or L. < L. vidēre, to see.] (webplay: appearance, confident, dreams, existing, future, God, like, man, minds, presented, real, receive, rest, revelation, seeing, sight, something, strange, turned).

  1. Dream; apparition; revelation; beatific image.
  2. Sighting; vivid mental concept; [fig.] scene; vista; prospect; panorama; landscape.
  3. View; sight; eyeshot; ability to discern; [fig.] presence; sensory perception.
  4. Specter; phantom; imaginary being; [fig.] creature; wight; animal; [metaphor] fairy; elf.
  5. Scene; landscape; prospect; panorama; subject for a painting.
  6. Eyesight; optical perception; ability to see; [metonymy] eyes.
  7. Appearance; style; [fig.] fashion; grooming; manner of dressing.
  8. Evidence; firsthand knowledge; [fig.] prophecy; foresight; prescience; spiritual insight; (see Joel 2:22).
  9. Reflection; mirage; mirror image.
  10. Apocalypse; last day; [fig.] entrance into paradise; view of the next life; transition by death into the presence of the Lord; (see Revelation 21:2, 21:9).
  11. Fantasy; imaginative story; fictional tale.
  12. Perspective; visual sense; [fig.] faith; belief; hope in things unseen (see Hebrews 11:1).
  13. Inspiration; insight; [fig.] poem.
  14. Picture; idea; concept; mental image.

visit, n. [Fr., see visit, v.] (webplay: come, day, God, judgments, know).

  1. Appearance; temporary stay.
  2. Social call; [fig.] pollenation; pollen-gathering; [metaphor] intimate encounter.