Dictionary: LIQ'UOR-ICE – LIS'TEN

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A flower.


An octahedral arseniate of copper, or olive-ore. – Ure.


The hood of a graduate.

LIR'O-CONE, a. [Gr. λειρος, pale, and κονια, powder.]

In mineralogy, having the form of a whitish powder. – Shepard.


A species of wine exported from Lisbon, in Portugal.

LISH, a.

Stout; active. [Local.]


A cavity or hollow. [Not in use.] – Hale.

LISP, n.

The act of lisping, as in uttering an aspirated th for s.

LISP, v.i. [G. lispeln, D. lispen, to lisp; Sax. vlisp or vlips, a lisping; Sw. läspa, Russ. lepetzu, to lisp.]

To speak with a particular articulation of the tongue and teeth, nearly as in pronouncing th. Lisping is particularly noticed in uttering th for s, as, yeth for yes. It is most common in children. I lisped in numbers, for the numbers came. – Pope.

LISP, v.t.

To pronounce with a lisp; as, she lisped a few words.

LISP'ED, pp.

Uttered with a lisp.


One that lisps.

LISP'ING, ppr.

Uttering with a lisp.


With a lisp. – Holder.

LIS'SOM, a. [Probably from the Sax. lesan, to loose.]

Limber; supple; relaxed; loose. [Local.]

LIST, n.1 [Sax. list, Sw. list; It. and Sp. lista; Fr. and Dan. liste; D. lyst; G. litze. If list, a roll or catalogue, and list, a border or strip of cloth, are from the same root, we find the original orthography in the Arm. lez, and Sp. liza, and perhaps the L. licium; Fr. lice. But in some languages the words are distinguished; Fr. liste, a roll, and lisiere, a list or selvage of cloth.]

  1. In commerce, the border, edge or selvage of cloth; a strip of cloth forming the border, particularly of broadcloth, and serving to strengthen it.
  2. A line inclosing or forming the extremity of a piece of ground, or field of combat; hence, the ground or field inclosed for a race or combat; hence, to enter the lists, is to accept a challenge or engage in contest. Hence,
  3. A limit or boundary; a border.
  4. In architecture, a little square molding; a fillet; called also a listel.
  5. A roll or catalogue, that is, a row or line; as, a list of names; a list of books; a list of articles; a list of ratable estate.
  6. A strip of cloth; a fillet. – Swift. Civil list, in Great Britain and the United States, the civil officers of government, as judges, embassadors, secretaries, &c. Hence it is used for the revenues or appropriations of public money for the support of the civil officers.

LIST, n.2

In the language of seamen, an inclination to one side. The ship has a list to port. – Mar. Dict.

LIST, n.3

The outer border or selvage of cloth.

LIST, v.i.1

To engage in public service by enrolling one's name; to enlist. [The latter is the more elegant word. See Enlist.]

LIST, v.i.2 [Sax. lystan; G. lüsten; D. lusten; Sw. lysta; Dan. lyster. See Lust.]

The primary sense seems to be to lean, incline, advance or stretch toward. [See the noun.] Properly, to lean or incline; to be propense; hence, to desire or choose. Let other men think of your devices as they list. – Whitgift. The wind bloweth where it listeth. – John iii.

LIST, v.t. [from list, a roll.]

  1. To enroll; to register in a list or catalogue; to enlist. The latter is the more elegant word. Hence,
  2. To engage in the public service, as soldiers. They in my name are listed. – Dryden.
  3. To inclose for combat; as, to list a field. – Dryden.
  4. To sew together, as strips of cloth; or to form a border. – Walton
  5. To cover with a list, or with strips of cloth; as, to list a door.
  6. To hearken; to attend; a contraction of listen – which see.

LIST'ED, pp.

  1. Striped; particolored in stripes.
  2. Covered with list.
  3. Inclosed for combat.
  4. Engaged in public service; enrolled.


A list in architecture; a fillet. – Encyc.

LIS'TEN, v.i. [lis'n; Sax. lystan or hlystan; D. luisteren; Qu. G. lauschen; Scot. lith.]

  1. To hearken; to give ear; to attend closely with a view to hear. On the green bank I sat, and listened long. – Dryden.
  2. To obey; to yield to advice; to follow admonition.