Dictionary: EF-FUL'GENT – EGG

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Shining; bright; splendid; diffusing a flood of light; as, the effulgent sun.


In a bright or splendid manner.


Sending out a flood of light. Savage.


The quality of flying off in fumes or vapor. Boyle.

EF-FUME, v.t.

To breathe out. [Not used.] Spenser.


Dissipated; profuse. [Not in use.] Richardson.

EF-FUSE, v.t. [effu'ze; L. effusus, from effundo; ex and fundo, to pour.]

To pour out as a fluid; to spill; to shed. With gushing blood effused. Milton.

EF-FUS-ED, pp. [effu'zed.]

Poured out; shed.

EF-FUS-ING, ppr. [effu'zing.]

Pouring out; shedding.

EF-FU'SION, n. [effu'zhon.]

  1. The act of pouring out as a liquid.
  2. The act of pouring out; a shedding or spilling; waste; as, the effusion of blood.
  3. The pouring out of words. Hooker.
  4. The act of pouring out or bestowing divine influence; as, the effusions of the Holy Spirit; effusions of grace.
  5. That which is poured out. Wash me with that precious effusion, and I shall be whiter than snow. King Charles.
  6. Liberal donation. [Not used.] Hammond.


Pouring out; that pours forth largely. Th' effusive south. Thomson.


In an effusive manner.

EFT', adv. [Sax.]

After; again; soon; quickly. [Obs.] Spenser.

EFT', n. [Sax. efeta.]

The popular name of the Lacerta Seps of Linnæus, a Saurian reptile.

EFT-SOONS', adv. [Sax. eft, after, and sona, sones, soon.]

Soon afterward; in a short time. [Obs.] Spenser.

EG, conj. [E.G.; L. exempli gratia.]

For the sake of an example; for instance.

E-GAD', exclam.

Qu. Ch. אגד, a lucky star, good fortune, as we say, my stars!

E'GER, or EA'GRE, n.

An impetuous flood; an irregular tide. Brown.

E'GER-AN, n. [from Eger, in Bohemia.]

A subspecies of pyramidical garnet, of a reddish brown color. It occurs massive or crystalized. Ure.

E-GERM'IN-ATE, v. [Not used.]


E-GEST', v.t. [L. egestum, from egero.]

To cast or throw out; to void, as excrement. Bacon.

E-GEST'ED, pp.

Cast, or thrown out.

E-GEST'ING, ppr.

Casting, or throwing out.

E-GES'TION, n. [L. egestio.]

The act of voiding digested matter at the natural vent. Hale.

EGG, n. [Sax. æg; G. and D. ei; Sw. ägg; Dan. eg. Qu. L. ovum, by a change of g into v. W. wy; Arm. oy; Ir. ugh; Russ. ikra, eggs, and the fat or calf of the leg.]

A body formed in the females of fowls and certain other animals, containing an embryo or fetus of the same species, or the substance from which a like animal is produced. The eggs of fowls when laid are covered with a shell, and within is the white or albumen, which incloses the yelk or yellow substance. The eggs of fish and some other animals are united by a viscous substance, and called spawn. Most insects are oviparous. Egg, to incite, is a mere blunder. [See Edge.]