Dictionary: MIX'TURE – MOB'CAP

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MIX'TURE, n. [L. mixtura.]

  1. The act of mixing, or state of being mixed. Compounds are made by the mixture of different substances.
  2. A mass or compound, consisting of different ingredients blended without order. In this life there is a mixture of good and evil. Most wines in market are base mixtures.
  3. The ingredient added and mixed. Cicero doubted whether it is possible for a community to exist without a prevailing mixture of piety in its constitution.
  4. In pharmacy, a liquid medicine which receives into its composition not only substances soluble in water, but substances not soluble. Encyc.
  5. In chemistry, mixture differs from combination. In mere mixture, the several ingredients are blended without an alteration of the substances, each of which still retains its own nature and properties. In strict combination, the substances unite by chimical attraction, and losing their distinct properties, they form a compound, differing in its properties from either of the ingredients.


A cant word for a maze or labyrinth. Locke.

MIZ'ZEN, n. [miz'n; It. mezzana, mizzen, that is, middle, from mezzo, middle, half.]

In sea-language, the aftermost of the fixed sails of a ship, extended sometimes by a gaff, and sometimes by a yard which crosses the mast obliquely. Mar. Dict.


The mast which supports the after-sails, and stands nearest to the stern.

MIZ'ZLE, v.i.

To mistle. [See Mistile.]

MIZ'ZY, n.

A bog or quagmire. Ainsworlh.

MNE-MON-IC, a. [nemon'ic. infra.]

Assisting the memory.

MNE-MON-ICS, n. [from Gr. μνημονικος, from μναομαι, to remember.]

The art of memory; the precepts and rules intended to teach the method of assisting the memory. Bailey.

MNE-MOS'Y-NE, n. [Gr.]

In fabulous history, the goddess of memory.

MO, a. [Sax. ma; Scot. .]

More. [Obs.] Spenser.

MOAN, n.

Lamentation; audible expression of sorrow; grief expressed in words or cries. Sullen moans, / Hollow groans. Pope.

MOAN, v.i.

To grieve; to make lamentations. Unpitied and unheard, where misery moans. Thomson.

MOAN, v.t. [Sax. mænan; to moan, also to mean, intend, signify. The primary sense is to reach or stretch forward, or to throw out.]

To lament; to deplore; to bewail with an audible voice. Ye floods, ye woods, ye echoes, moan / My dear Columbo dead and gone. Prior.

MOAN-ED, pp.

Lamented; deplored.


Sorrowful; expressing sorrow.


With lamentation.

MOAN-ING, ppr.

Lamenting; bewailing.

MOAT, n. [Ir. mota; Sp. id.; Fr. motte. The word signifies a bank or mound, that is, a mass or collection. This sense is transferred to the ditch adjoining, as dike is transferred to the bank.]

In fortification, a ditch or deep trench round the rampart of a castle or other fortified place. It is sometimes filled with water. – Encyc.

MOAT, v.t.

To surround with a ditch for defense; as, a, moated castle. – Dryden.

MOB, n. [from L. mobilis, movable, variable.]

  1. A crowd or promiscuous multitude of people, rude, tumultuous and disorderly.
  2. A disorderly assembly. Had every Athenian citizen been a Socrates, every Athenian assembly would still have been a mob. – Federalist, Madison.
  3. A huddled dress. – Steele.

MOB, v.t.

  1. To attack in a disorderly crowd; to harass tumultuously.
  2. To wrap up in a cowl or wail.

MOB'BED, pp.

Attacked by a disorderly crowd.

MOB'BING, ppr.

Attacking in a disorderly crowd.


Like a mob; tumultuous; mean; vulgar.

MOB'CAP, n. [D. mop.]

A plain cap or head-dress for females.