Dictionary: U-NIP'A-ROUS – U-NI'TING

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U-NIP'A-ROUS, a. [L. unus, one, and pario, to bear.]

Producing one at a birth. Brown.

U-NIQUE', a. [yuneek'; Fr.]

Sole; unequaled; single in its kind or excellence.

U-NIQUE'LY, adv.

In a unique manner.


Having one ray. Encyc.


  1. Not irritated; not fretted.
  2. Not provoked or angered.


  1. Not irritating or fretting.
  2. Not provoking.
  3. Not exciting. Beddoes.


So as not to irritate.


In botany, having one sex only.

U'NI-SON, a.

Sounding alone. Sounds intermix'd with voice, Choral or unison. Anon.

U'NI-SON, n. [L. unus, one, and sonus, sound.]

  1. In music, an accordance or coincidence of sounds proceeding from an equality in the number of vibrations made in a given time by a sonorous body. If two chords of the same matter have equal length, thickness and tension, they are said to be in unison, and their sounds will be in unison. Sounds of very different qualities and force may be in unison; as the sound of a bell may be in unison with a sound of a flute. Unison then consists in sameness of degree, or similarity in respect to gravity or acuteness, and is applicable to any sound, whether of instruments or of the human organs, &c.
  2. A single unvaried note. Pope. In unison, in agreement; in harmony.


Accordance of sounds. What constitutes unisonance is the equality of the number of vibrations of sonorous bodies, in two equal times. Cyc.


Being in unison; having the same degree of gravity or acuteness.


Being in unison. Busby.

U'NIT, n. [L. unus, one; unitas, unity.]

  1. One; a word which denotes a single thing or person; the least whole number. Units are the integral parts of any large number. Watts.
  2. In mathematics, any known determinate quantity, by the constant repetition of which, any other quantity of the same kind is measured. [See Unity.] D. Olmsted.


Pertaining to Unitarians.

U-NI-TA'RI-AN, n. [L. unitus, unus.]

One who denies the doctrine of the trinity, and ascribes divinity to God the Father only. The Arian and Socinian are both comprehended in the term Unitarian.


The doctrines of Unitarians, who deny the divinity of Christ.


Producing one only at a birth. [Qu.]

U-NITE', v.i.

  1. To join in an act; to concur; to act in concert. All parties united in petitioning for a repeal of the law.
  2. To coalesce; to be cemented or consolidated; to combine; as, bodies unite by attraction or affinity.
  3. To grow together, as the parts of a wound. The spur of a young cock grafted into the comb, will unite and grow. Duhamet.
  4. To coalesce, as sounds.
  5. To be mixed. Oil and water will not unite.

U-NITE', v.t. [L. unio, unitus; Fr. and Sp. unir; It. unire.]

  1. To put together or join two or more things, which make one compound or mixture. Thus we unite the parts of a building to make one structure. The kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland united, form one empire. So we unite spirit and water and other liquors. We unite strands to make a rope. The states of North America united, form one nation.
  2. To join; to connect in a near relation or alliance; as, to unite families by marriage; to unite nations by treaty.
  3. To make to agree or be uniform; as, to unite a kingdom in one form of worship; to unite men in opinions. Clarendon.
  4. To cause to adhere; as, to unite bricks or stones by cement.
  5. To join in interest or fellowship. Gen. xlix.
  6. To tie; to splise; as, to unite two cords or ropes.
  7. To join in affection; to make near; as, to unite hearts in love. [Unite is followed by to or with. To unite to, is to join. Gen. xlix. vi. To unite with, is to associate; but the distinction is not always obvious or important.] To unite the heart, to cause all its powers and affections to join with order and delight in the same objects. Ps. lxxxvi.

U-NIT'ED, pp.

Joined; made to agree; cemented; mixed; attached by growth. United flowers, are such as have the stamens and pistils in the same flower. Cyc.

UNITED-BRETHREN, n. [United Brethren.]

A body of Reformers in Bohemia.

U-NIT'ED-LY, adv.

With union or joint efforts.

U-NIT'ER, n.

The person or thing that unites.

U-NI'TING, ppr.

Joining; causing to agree; consolidating; coalescing; growing together.