Dictionary: U'TIL-IZ-ED – UX-O'RI-OUS-NESS

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U'TIL-IZ-ED, pp.

Made profitable.

U-TIL-IZ'ING, ppr.

Rendering profitable; gaining.

U'TIS, n.

Bustle; stir. [Not in use.] – Shak.

UT'MOST, a. [Sax. utmæst, utmest; ut, out, and mest, most; that is, to the outermost point.]

  1. Extreme; being at the furthest point or extremity; as, the utmost limit of North America; the utmost limits of the land; the utmost extent of human knowledge.
  2. Being in the greatest or highest degree; as, the utmost assiduity; the utmost harmony; the utmost misery or happiness; the utmost peril. – Shak.


The most that can be; the greatest power, degree, or effort. He has done his utmost. Try your utmost. I will be free / Even to the utmost as I please in words. – Shak.

U-TO'PI-A, n.

A term invented by Sir T. More, (from the Gr. ουτοπος, no place,) and applied to an imaginary isle, which he represents as enjoying the greatest perfection in politics, laws, &c. The word is now used in all the languages of Europe, to signify a state of ideal perfection. – Brande.

U-TO'PI-AN, a. [from More's Utopia.]

Ideal; chimerical; fanciful; not well founded.


Chimerical schemes in theory or practice. – Chalmers.

U'TRI-CLE, n. [L. utriculus, a little bag or bottle.]

  1. A little bag or bladder; a little cell; a reservoir in plants to receive the sap. Fourcroy. Martyn.
  2. A capsule of one cell, and containing a solitary seed, often very thin and semi-transparent, constantly destitute of valves, and falling with the seed. – Gaertner. Cyc. Smith.


Containing utricles; furnished with glandular vessels like small bags; as plants. – Lee.

UT'TER, a. [Sax.; that is, outer.]

  1. Situated on the outside or remote from the center. – Milton.
  2. Placed or being beyond any compass; out of any place; as, the utter deep. – Milton.
  3. Extreme; excessive; utmost; as, utter darkness. – 5. Peremptory; absolute; as, an utter refusal or denial.
  4. Perfect; mere; quite; us, utter strangers.

UT'TER, v.t.

  1. To speak; to pronounce; to express; as, to utter words; to utter sounds. – Addison.
  2. To disclose; to discover; to divulge; to publish. He never utters a syllable of what I suppose to be intended as a secret.
  3. To sell; to vend; as, to utter wares. [This is obsolete, unless in the law style.]
  4. To put or send into circulation; to put off, as currency, or cause to pass in commerce; as, to utter coin or notes. A man utters a false note, who gives it in payment, knowing it to be false.


That may be uttered, pronounced or expressed.


  1. The act of uttering words; pronunciation; manner of speaking; as, a good or bad utterance. They began to speak with other tongues, as the spirit gave them utterance. – Acts ii.
  2. Emission from the mouth; vocal expression; as, the utterance of sounds.
  3. [Fr. outrance.] Extremity; furthest part. [Not in use.] – Shak.

UT'TER-ED, pp.

Spoken; pronounced; disclosed; published; put into circulation.


  1. One who utters; one who pronounces.
  2. One who divulges or discloses.
  3. One who puts into circulation.
  4. A seller; a vender.

UT'TER-ING, ppr.

Pronouncing; disclosing; putting into circulation; selling.

UT'TER-LY, adv.

To the full extent; fully; perfectly; totally; as, utterly tired; utterly debased; utterly lost to all sense of shame; it is utterly vain; utterly out of my power.

UT'TER-MOST, a. [utter and most.]

Extreme; being in the furthest, greatest or highest degree; as, the uttermost extent or end; the uttermost distress.


The greatest. The uttermost we can do is to be patient. To the uttermost, in the most extensive degree; fully. – Heb. vii.

U'VE-OUS, a. [L. uva, a grape.]

Resembling a grape. – Ray. The uveous coat of the eye, or uvea, is the posterior lamin of the iris; so called by the ancients, because in the animals which they dissected, it resembles an unripe grape. – Parr.

U'VU-LA, n. [L.]

A soft round spungy body, suspended from the palate near the foramina of the nostrils, over the glottis. – Wiseman. The small conical body projecting from the middle of the soft palate. – Cyc.

UX-O'RI-OUS, a. [L. uxorius, from uxor, wife.]

Submissively fond of a wife. – Bacon.

UX-O'RI-OUS-LY, adv.

With fond or servile submission to a wife. – Dryden.


Connubial dotage; foolish fondness for a wife. – More.