Dictionary: MUN-JEET' – MU'RI-CA-TED

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A kind of madder in India.

MUNN'ION, n. [mun'yon; See Munition.]

An upright piece of timber which separates the several lights in a window frame. [See Mullion.] Moxon.

MUNS, or MUNDS, n.

The mouth. [Vulgar.]

MU'RAGE, n. [L. murus, a wall.]

Money paid for keeping walls in repair. Termes de la ley. Johnson.

MU'RAL, a. [L. muralis, from murus, a wall; W. mur, the which is fixed or firm; muriaw; to fix or establish. It seem to belong to the root of moor, to make fast, as a ship.]

  1. Pertaining to a wall. Soon repaired her mural breach. Milton.
  2. Resembling a wall; perpendicular or steep; as, a mural precipice. Mural crown, among the ancient Romans, a golden crown or circle of gold, indented and embattled, bestowed on him who first mounted the wall of a besieged place and there lodged a standard. Encyc.

MUR'DER, n. [Sax. morther, from morth, death; myrthian, to murder; D. moord; G. Dan. and Sw. mord; Ir. marbh; L. mors; Sp. muerte; It. morte; Pehlavi, murdan, to die; Sans. marana; W. marw, to die, which seems to be from marth, lying flat or plain; marthu, to flatten to deaden. If this is the sense, the primary idea is to fail or fall, or to beat down. The old orthography, murther, is obsolete.]

  1. The act of unlawfully killing a human being with premeditated malice, by a person of sound mind. To constitute murder in law, the person killing another must be of sound mind or in possession of his reason, and the act must be done with malice prepense, aforethought or premeditated; but malice may be implied, as well as express. Coke. Blackstone.
  2. An outcry, when life is in danger.

MUR'DER, v.t. [Sax. myrthian; D. moorden; G. morden; Sw. mörda.]

  1. To kill a human being with premeditated malice. [See the Noun.]
  2. To destroy; to put an end to. Canst thou murder thy breath in the middle of a word? Shak.


Slain with malice prepense.


  1. A person who in possession of his reason, unlawfully kills a human being with premeditated malice.
  2. A small piece of ordnance.


A female who commits murder. Dryden.


Killing a human being with malice premeditated.


A small piece of ordnance. Shak.


  1. Guilty of murder; as, the murderous king. Milton.
  2. Consisting in murder; done with murder; bloody; cruel; as, murderous rapine.
  3. Bloody; sanguinary; committing murder; as, murderous tyranny.
  4. Premeditating murder; as, murderous intent or design.


In a murderous or cruel manner.

MURE, n. [L. murus.]

A wall. [Not used.] Shak.

MURE, v.t. [Fr. murer.]

To inclose in walls; to wall. Knolles. [But immure is chiefly used.]

MU'REX, n. [L.]

A shell-fish.

MU'RI-A, n. [L. sea-water, brine; amarus, bitter; Ch. Heb. Syr. Sam. Eth. Ar. מרר marar, to be bitter. Class Mr, No. 7.]

Sea-water; salt water; brine. In chimistry, the substance from which are extracted various agents.

MU'RI-A-CITE, n. [See Muria.]

A stone composed of salt, sand and gypsum.


A term formerly applied to the chlorids before their true composition was understood, and while they were erroneously supposed to be compounds of an with an oxyd, &c.


  1. A term now known to be equivalent to chloridized, but originally applied under the supposition that the chloride were compounds of an acid and an oxydized base.
  2. Put in brine. Evelyn.


Having the nature of brine or salt water; pertaining to sea salt. The muriatic acid is now known to be a compound of one equivalent of hydrogen, which performs the functions of a base, and one equivalent of chlorine, which performs the functions of an acidifier. The name which correctly expresses the composition of this acid is chlorohydric acid.


Producing muriatic substances or salt.



MU'RI-CA-TED, a. [L. muricatus, from murex, the point of a rock.]

  1. Formed with sharp points, full of sharp points or prickles.
  2. In botany, having the surface covered with sharp points, or armed with prickles. Lee. Martyn.