Dictionary: URGE-WON'DER – U'SA-GER

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A sort of grain. Mortimer.

URG'ING, ppr.

  1. Pressing; driving; impelling.
  2. adj. Pressing with solicitations; importunate.

U'RIC-AC-ID, or LITH'IC-AC-ID, n. [U'RIC AC-ID, or LITH'IC AC-ID. Gr. ουρον, urine.]

An acid contained in urine, and in gouty concretions. It is white, tasteless, and inodorous. It forms salts, which are called urates or lithates.

U'RIM, n. [Heb. ארים.]

The Urim and Thummim, among the Israelites, signify lights and perfections. These were a kind of ornament belonging to the habit of the high priest, in virtue of which ho gave oracular answers to the people; but what they were has not been satisfactorily ascertained. Cyc.

U'RI-NAL, n. [Fr. urinal; L. urinalis, from urina, urine.]

  1. A bottle in which urine is kept for inspection.
  2. A vessel for containing urine.
  3. In chimistry, an oblong glass vessel, used in making solutions. Cyc.

U'RIN-A-RY, a. [from urine.]

Pertaining to urine; as, the urinary bladder; urinary calculi; urinary abscesses.

U'RIN-A-RY, or U-RIN-A'RI-UM, n.

In agriculture, a reservoir or place for the reception of urine, &c. for manure. Cyc.


Provoking urine. Bacon.

U'RIN-A-TOR, n. [L. from urino, to dive.]

A diver; one who plunges and sinks in water in search of something, as for pearls. Ray.

U'RINE, n. [L. urina; Gr. ουρον, from ουρεω; G. harn, harnen.]

An animal fluid or liquor secreted by the kidneys, whence it is conveyed into the bladder by the ureters, and through the urethra discharged. The urine of beasts is sometimes called stale.

U'RINE, v.i. [supra.]

To discharge urine. Bacon.


Pertaining to urine, or partaking of its qualities. Arbuthnot.

URN, n. [L. urna.]

  1. A kind of vase of a roundish form, largest in the middle; used as an ornament. Cyc.
  2. A vessel for water.
  3. A vessel in which the ashes of the dead were formerly kept.
  4. A Roman measure for liquids, containing about three gallons and a half, wine measure. It was half the amphora, and four times the congius. Cyc.


Having the shape of an urn.

U-ROS'CO-PY, n. [Gr. ουρον and σκεπτω.]

Inspection of urine. Brown.

UR'RY, n.

A sort of blue or black clay, lying near a vein of coal. Mortimer.

UR'SA, n. [L.]

The bear, a constellation, the greater and lesser bear, near the north pole.

UR'SI-FORM, a. [L. ursa, bear, and form.]

In the shape of a bear.

UR'SINE, a. [L. ursinus.]

Pertaining to or resembling a bear.


Denoting an order of nuns who observe the rule of St. Austin; so called from their institutress, St. Ursula. Cyc.

U'RUS, or URE, n. [L. urus.]

  1. The wild bull.
  2. In natural history, the trivial or specific name of the species of Bos or Taurus to which the common bull or ox, and cow, belong. In its wild state it formerly inhabited the central parts of Europe.

US, pron. [objective case of We.]

Give us this day our daily bread. Lord's Prayer.

U'SA-BLE, a. [s as z.]

That may be used.

U'SAGE, n. [s as z. Fr. from user, to use. See Use.]

  1. Treatment; an action or series of actions performed by one person toward another, or which directly affect him; as, good usage; ill usage; hard usage. Gentle usage will often effect what harsh usage will not. The elephant may be governed by mild usage.
  2. Use, or long continued use; custom; practice. Uninterrupted usage for a long time, or immemorial usage constitutes prescription. Custom is a local usage; prescription is a personal usage. In language, usage is the foundation of all rules. Of things once received and confirmed by use, long usage is a law sufficient. Hooker.
  3. Manners; behavior. [Obs.] Spenser.

U'SA-GER, n. [s as z. Fr.]

One who has the use of any thing in trust for another. [Not in use.] Daniel.