Dictionary: NAR'WHAL – NATCH

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A cetaceous mammal of the genus Narwhalus, sometimes called sea-unicorn. [1841 Addenda only.]

NAS, v. [for ne has, has not. Obs.]


NA'SAL, a. [s as z. L. nasus, nose; It. nasale.]

Pertaining to the nose; formed or affected by the nose; as, a nasal sound; a nasal letter.

NA'SAL, n. [s as z.]

  1. A letter whose sound is affected by the nose.
  2. A medicine that operates through the nose; an errhine, Barton.

NA'SAL-IZE, v.t.

To render nasal, as sound.

NA'SAL-LY, adv.

In a nasal manner; by the nose.


A kind of pessary. Ferrand. A pessary made of wool or cotton, to raise the nose when compressed. Parr.


The beginning of production.

NAS'CENT, a. [L. nascens, nascor, to be born.]

Beginning to exist or to grow; coming into being. Black.


The fruit, of a species of the genus Sloanea. Fam. of Plants.

NAS'I-COR-NOUS, a. [L. nasus, nose, and cornu, horn.]

Having a horn growing on the nose. Brown.

NAS'TI-LY, adv. [from nasty.]

  1. In a nasty manner; filthily; dirtily.
  2. Obscenely.


  1. Extreme filthiness; dirtiness; filth.
  2. Obscenity; ribaldry. South.

NAS-TUR'TION, n. [L. nasturtium; quod nasum torqueat. Varro.]

A plant of the genus Trop├Žolum; Indian cresses.

NAS'TY, a. [origin unknown. Qu. G. nass, wet.]

  1. Disgustingly filthy; very dirty, foul or defiled; nauseous. Atterbury.
  2. Obscene.

NA'SUS, n.

A fresh-water fish, about nine inches in length, resembling the chub. It is found in the Danube, Rhine and other large rivers of Germany. Dict. Nat. Hist.

NA'SUTE, a. [L. nasutus.]

Critically nice; captious. Bp. Gauden.

NA'TAL, a. [L. natalis, from nascor, to be born.]

Pertaining to birth. The natal day is the day of birth or nativity. So we say, natal hour; natal place. Camden. Prior.

NA-TAL-I'TIAL, or NA-TAL-I'TIOUS, a. [L. natalitius, from nascor, to be born.]

Pertaining to one's birth or birth-day, or consecrated to one's nativity. Evelyn.

NA'TALS, n. [plu.]

Time and place of nativity.

NA'TANT, a. [L. natans, from nato, to swim.]

In botany, swimming; floating on the surface of water; as the leaf of an aquatic plant. Lee. Martyn.

NA'TANT-LY, adv.

Swimmingly; floatingly.

NA-TA'TION, n. [L. natatio, from nato, to swim.]

A swimming; the act of floating on the water. [Little used.] Brown.


Enabling to swim. Brit. Crit.

NATCH, n. [for notch.]

The part of an ox between the loins, near the rump. Marshal.