« PreviousContinue »
trish, are themselves most sufficient reasons to MA'KE WEIGHT. n. s. (make and weight.] uptorld che sane, unless some notable publick
Any small thing thrown in to inake up inconvenience entorce the contrary. Hooker.
weight. MAKE. n. 5. (trom the verb.) Form ; Me lonely sitting, nor che glimmering light Stivuture; nature
Of makereigbt candle, nor the joyous task Tine mercurial spirits, which were only lent Oi luving friend delights.
Pbilips. the earth to svesi nie their toliv in admining it, MALACHITE. n. s. This stone is somePussess delights up a pour make and trullire, which ontwice!icity
times intirely green, but lighter than Viva toe ou as om.vn the beasts met to
that of the nephritick stone, so as in king: severai pat up, but one was not of colour to resemble the leaf of the mal. Aute fui a king; ancther wanted brains or low, Manager, froin which it has its stien th.
name ; though sometimes it is veined Is uur perfection of so frail a make, As ev'r: plod can undermine and shake? Dryd.
with white, or spotted with blue or Several lies are produced in the loyal ward of
Woodward. Port jaen of sleeble a make, as not to bear MA'LADY. n. s. (maladie, Fr.] A disease; Carriage to the Royal Exchange. Addison.
a distemper; a disorder of body ; sick, J: may be with superior souls as with gigantick; whics exceed the due proportion of parts,
Better it is to be private and, lk. the old heroes of that make, commit
In sorrow's tornents, than ty'd to the pomp of something near extravagance.
a palace, Maks. 1. s. (maca, gemaca, Saxon.] Nurse inward cladies, which have not scope to Companion ; fivourite friend.
be breath'd out.
Sidney, The off cherewith astonied,
Physicians tirst require, that the malady be U starred ightiy from his looser make,
known thoroughly, afterwards teach how to cure. And his unsteady weapons 'gan in hand to take. and redress it.
Spenser, Fairy Queen. Say, can you fast? your stomachs are too Bri her therefore herself soon ready make,
young : To wait on love amongst his lovely crew;
And abstinence engenders maladies. Shakspeare. Where every one that misseth then her make, An accidental violence of motion has removed Shall be by him amearst with penance due. that molady that has bafilcd the skill of physiSpenser.
Sourb. Fer since the rise town,
Loy's a malady without a cure; Has let the sports down,
Fierce love has pierc'd me with his fiery dart; O diav cames and morris,
He tires within, and hisses ac my heart. Dryden, 1. maids and their makes,
MALA'NDIRS. n. s. [from mal andare, A: dania and wahes, Ho ir napkiris and posies,
Italian, to go ill.] A dry scab on the And the wipers for their noses.
pastern of borses. MA'KEBATE. th. s (make and debate.) MALAPERT.adj. [mal and pert.] Saucy; Breeder of quarrels.
quick with implidence; sprightly; with, Love in her passions, like a right makebate, out respect or decency. whispered to both sides arguments of quarrel. Peace, master marquis, you are malapert;
Sidney; Your tire-new stamp of honour is scarce current. Outrageous party-writers are like a couple of
Sbakspeare, seksbutes, who indame small quarrels by a mnou- If thou dar’st tempt me further, draw thy sanisies
sword. MA'KER. n. s. [from make.]
What, what? nav, then, I must have an ounce 1. The Creator.
or two of this malapert blood from you. Sbalsp. Both in him, in all things, as is meet,
Are you growing malapert? Will you force
me to make use of my authority. The universal Müter ve inay praise. Milton.
Dryden. This che divine Cecilia found,
MALAPERTNESS. n. s. [from malapert. 1 And to her Maker's praise contin'd the sound.
Liveliness of reply without decency, Pope.
quick impudence ; sauciness. Such plain roofs as piety could raise, And oily vocal with the Maker's praise. Pope. MA’LAPERTLY. a.tv. (from malafert.]
The power of reasoning was given us by our Impudently; saucily. Maker to pursue truths. Watts' Logick. TO NALáʻxate. v. a. [ucratlw.] Το 1. One who makes any thing.
soften, or knead to softness any body. Every man in Turkey is of some trade; Sul- MALAXA'TION. n. s. (from malaxate.] tan Acamer was a maker of ivory rirgs.
The act of softening. Notes on the Odyssey: MALE.odj. (male, French; masculus, Lat.] I dare promise her boldly what few of her Eikess of visits and compliments dare to do.
Of the sex that begets, not bears young; Popes
not female. 3. One who sets any thing in its proper
Which shall be heir of the two male twins,
who, by the dissection of the mother, were laid state.
open to the world?
Locke, You be indeed inakers or marrers of all men's You are the richest person in the commonmanners within the realm.
Ascham. wealth; you have no male child; your daughters MA'KE PEACE. ». s. (make and peace.] are all married to wealthy patricians. Swift. Peacemaker; reconciler.
MALE n. s. The he of any species.
In most he male is the greater, and in some
MALECONTENTED. } adj. (male and con
There be more males than females, but in dif- If their barking dog disturb her ease, ferent proportions. Graunt's Bills of Mortality.
Th’unmanner'd mal factor is arraign 'd. Dryer. MALE, in composition, signifies ill; froin The malefactor gout was laid male, Latin ; male, old French.
On Bacchus' altar, and his forfeis paid. Dryden.
MALE' FICK. MALEADMINISTRA'TION. n. s. Bad ma
adj. (maleficus, Latin.)
MALE'FIQUE. S Mischievous; hurtful. nagement of affairs.
Dict. From the practice of the wisest nations, when a prince was laid aside for maleadministration, the MALEPRA'CTICE. n. s. [male and practice.} nobles and people did resume the administration Practice contrary to rules. of the supreme power..
Swift. MaLE'VOLENCE. n. s. [malevolentia, Lat.) A general canonical denunciation, is that which
Ill will; inclination to hurt other's ; is made touching such a matter as properly belongs to the ecclesiastical court, for that a sub
The son of Duncan ject denounces his superior for maloudministra
Aylije. tion, or a wicked lite.
Lives in the English court; and is receiv'd
Of the most pious Edward with such grace, MALECONTE'NT.
That the malevolerce of furtune nothing
. Discon. Takes from his high respect. Sbakspeare tented ; dissatisfied.
MALE'VOLENT. adj. (malevolus, Latio.) Brother Clarence, how like you our choice, Ill-disposed toward others; unfavour'That you stand pensive, as half mal-content? able ; malignant.
I have thee in iny arms, Poor Clarence! Is it for a wife
Though our malevolent stars have struggled hard, That thou art malecontent? I will provide thee.
And held us long asunder.
Dryden. Sbakspear?. MALEVOLENTLY. adv. (from malevo. The king, for securing his state against mutinous and malecontented subjects, who might have lence.) Malignly; malignantly; with ill refuge in Scotland, sent a solemn ambassage to
will. conclude a peace.
Bacon. The oak did not only resent his fall, but vinThey cannot signalize themselves as malecon- dicate him from aspersions malevolently cast upoa tents, without breaking through all the softer him.
Addison. MA'LICE.n. s. (molice, Fr. malitia, Lat.) The usual way in despotick governments is to 1. Badness of design ; deliberate inischiet. 'confine the malecontents to some castle. Addison. God hath forgiven me many sins of malice, MALECONTE'NTEDLY. adv. (from male. and therefore surely he will pity my infirmities. content. ] With discontent.
Taylor: MALECONTE'NTEDNESS. s. (from
2. Ill intention to any one ; desire of malecontent.) Discontentedness; want
Duncan is in his grave; of affection to government.
Malice domestick, foreign levy, nothing
Sbakspeare. to a spirit of malecontentedness.
When Satan who late fled before the threats MALEDICTED. adj. (maledictus, Latin.) Of Gabriel out of Eden, now improv'd Accursed.
In medicated iraud and malice, bent
On man's destruction, maugre what might hap MALEDICTION. n. š. (malediction, Fr.
Of heavier on himself, fearless return'd. Milter. maledictio, Lat. ) Curse ; execration; TO MA’LICE. v. a. (from the noun.] To denunciation of evil.
regard with ill will. Obsolete. Then let my life long time on earth maintain
The cause why he this fly so malired, ed be
Was that his mother which him bore and bred, To wretched me, the last, worst malediction.
The most fine-tingered workman on the ground,
Sidncy. The true original cause, divine malediction, MALICious. adj. (malicieux, Fr. maliti
Arachne, by his means, was vanquish'd. Spenser. laid by the sin of man upon these creatures which God hath made for the use of man, was
osus, Lat.] Ill-disposed to any one ; inabove the reach of natural capacity. Hooker. tending iil; malignant. In Spain they staid near eight months, during
We must not stint which Buckingham lay under millions of maleo Our necessary actions in the fear dictions ; which, upon the prince's arrival in the To cope malicious censurers; which ever West, did vanish into praises.
Weiton, As rav'nous fishes do a vessel follow MALEFA'etion, n. s. (male and facio,
That is new-trimm'd.
Sbakspeare. Lat.) A crime; an offence,
I grant him bloody;
Sudden, malicious, smacking of ev'ry sin
That has a name.
Sbokspeare. Have, by the very cunning of the scene,
Thou know'st what malicious foe, Been struck so to the soul, that presently, Envying our happiness, and of his own
They have proclaim'd their malefactions. Shaksp. Despairing, seeks to work us woe and shame. MALEFA'CTOR. n. s. [male and facio,
Milton. Lat.) An offender against law; a cri- The air appearing so malicious in this morbiminal; a guilty person.
fick conspiracy, exacts a more particular regard.
Harvey. A jaylor to bring forth Some monstrous malefactor. Shakspeare.
Mali'cIOUSLY. adv. [from malicious.] Fear his word,
With malignity; with intention of mis. As much as malefactors do your sword. Roscom. chief.
It is a sad thing when men shall repair to the An intrigue between his majesty and a junto ministry, not for preferment but refuge; like of ministers maliciously bent against me, broke malefuctors flying to the altar, only to save their out, and had like to have ended in my utter de. lives. South. struction,
MALICIOUSNESS. K. s. (from malicious. ] How those malignant atoms forc'd their way,
What in the faultless frame they found to make Malice; intention of mischief to an
MALIGNANT. n. S.
1, A man of ill intention, malevolently Mali'gs. adj. (mcligne, French ; malig
disposed. nus, Latin : the g is mute or liquescent.
Occasion was taken, by several malignants, se
cretly to undermine his great authority in the s. Unfavourable ; ill-disposed to any one ;
church of Christ.
2. It was a word used of the defenders of Witchcraft may be by operation of malign
the church and monarchy by the rebel spirits.
sectaries in the civil wars. Txoplanets rushing from aspect malign
MALIGNANTI.Y. adv. (from malignant.) Of biercest opposition in mid sky
With ill intention; maliciously ; misShould com bat, and their jarring spheres con- chievously. found.
Now arriving Of contempt, and the malign hostile influence
At place of potency, and sway o'th' state, it kas upon government, every man's experience If he should still malignantly remain will inform him.
Fast foe to the plebeians, your voices might 2. Intectious; fatal to the body; pesti- Be curses to yourselves.
MALIGNER: n. s. (trom malign.) He that turneth the humours back, and mak- 1. One who regards another with ill will. eth the wound bleed inwards, endangereth me. I thought it necessary to justify my character liga ulcers and pernicious i.nposthumations.
in point of cleanliness, which my maligners call in Bacon. question.
Steift. TO MALI'GN. v. a. [from the adjective.] 2. Sarcastical censurer. 1. To regard with envy or malice.
Such as these are philosophy's maligners, who The people practise what mischiets and vil. pronounce the most generous contemplations, lanies they will against private men, whom they needless unprofitable subtleties. Glanville. Baliga, by stealing their goods, or murdering Malí'UNITY. n. s. i malignité, French.) then.
Spenser. It is hardly to be thought that any governor
1. Malice ; maliciousness.
Deeds are done which man might charge should s malign his successor, as to suffer an evil
aright to go up which he might timely have kept
On stubborn fate, or undiscerning might, under.
Spenser: Had not their guilt the lawless soldiers known, Strangers conspired together against him, and salramed him in the wilderness. Ecclesiasticus.
And made the whole malignity their own. Tickel. Is it is a pleasure to be envied and shot at, to
2. Contrariety to lite; destructive ten. be nchined standing, and to be despised talling;
dency. then is it a pleasure to be great, and to be able to
Whether any tokens of poison did appear, redispose ci men's fortunes.
South. ports are various; his physicians discerned an in2. To mischiet; to burt; to harm.
vincible malignity in his disease. Hayward.
No redress could be obtained with any vigour MALIGNANCY. n. s. [from malignant.),
proportionable to the malignity of that far-spread 1. Malevolence; malice; unfavourable.
King Charles. ness.
3. Eviiness of nature. My stars shine darkly over me: the malige This shews the high malignity of fraud, that in nancy of my face might, perhaps, distemper yours; the natural course of it tends to the destruction therefore I crave your leave that I may bear my of common life, by destroying trust and mutual evils alone. Sbakspeare. confidence.
Soulb. 2. Destructive tendency.
MALIGNLY. odv. [from malign.) Envi. The infection duch produce a bubo, which ac- ously; with ill will; mischievously. !cording to the degree of its malignancy, either
Lest you think I railly more than teach, proves easily curable, or else ir proceeds in its
Or praise malignly arts I cannot reach; venom.
1.et me for once presume e' instruct the times. Mali'GNANT. adj. [malignant, French.]
Pope. 1. Malign; envious; unpropitious; ma- MA'LKIN. n.
n. s. (mal, of Mary, and kin, licious; mischievous; intending or ef- the diminutive termination.] A kind fecting ill.
of inop made of clouts for sweeping O malignant and ill-boding stars!
ovens, then«e a frightful rigure of clouts Now art thou come unto a feast of death. Sbaks. Not friended by his wish to your high person,
dressed up; thence a dirty wench. His will is most malignant, and it stretches
Hanmer. Beyond you to your friends. Sbakspeare.
'The kitchen mallin pins To cod malignant, to bad men benign. "Milt.
Her richest lockram 'bout her reechy neck, They have seen all other notions besides their Clamb’ring the walls to eye lim. Shitspeare. *n represented in a false and malignant light; MALL. n. š. (malleus, Latin, a haminer.] whereupon they judge and condemn at once. 1. A kind ot beater or hammer.
Watts. He took a mall, and after having hollowed the 3. Hostile to life: as, malignant fevers. handle, and that part which strikes the ball, le
They hold, that the cause o, the gout is a ma- enclosed in them several drugs. Spectator. lignant vapour that falls upon the joint; that the 2. Astroke; a blow. Not in use. su eling is a kindness in Lature, that calls down
With mighty mall, humours to damp the malignity of the vapours,
The monster merciless nim inade to fall. and thereby assuage the pam. Timile.
Fairy Queen. Let the learn'd begin
Give that rev're:d nead a mall TV enquiry, where diseasę could enter in; Or two or three, aanst a walle Huditras.
3. A walk where they formerly played MALT. n. s. (mealt, Saxon; mout, Dut.)
with malls aud balls. Moll is, in Islan- Grain steeped in water and fermented, dick, an area or walk spread with shelis. then dried on a kiln. This the beau monde shall from the mall sure Beer hath mait first infused in the liquor, and vey,
is afterwards boiled with the hop. Bacon. And hail with musick its propitious rav. Pope. TO MALT. V. n. 10 MALL. v.a. (from the noun.] TO 1. To make malt. beat or strike with a mall.
2. To be made malt. MAʼLLARD. n. s. (maları, French.] The To house it green it will mow-burn, which will drake of the wiid tuck,
make it malt worse.
Mortimer. Antony claps on his sea wings like a doating MA'LTDRINK. n. s. (molt and drink.] mallard,
All maltdrinks may be hiled into the consisLeaving the fight in height. Shakspeare. tence of a slimy syrup. Flayer on the Hum urs.
The birds that are most easy to be drawn are MA'LTDUST.ns. imalt and dust.) mallard, shoveler, and yoose. Peaiban. Mat-dust is an enricher of barren land, and a Arm your hook with the line and cut so much
great improver of barley.
Mortimer. of a brown mallard's feather as will make the MA'LTFLOOR. n. s. (malt and floor.] A wings.
Walton's Angler. MaLLEABILITY. n. s. [from mallcable. }
foor to dry malt.
Empty the corn from the cistern into the Quality of enduring the hammer; qua- malt finor.
Mortimer. lity of spreading under the hammer. MAʼLTHORSE. n. s. [malt and horse.)
Supposing the nominal essence of gold to be a seems to have been, in Shakspeare's time, body of such a peculiar colour and weight, with the malleability and fusibility, the real essence is
a term of reproach for a duil dolt. that constitution on which these qualities and
You peasant swain, you whorson, you malttheir union depend.
borse drudge. Locke.
Mome, maltborse, capon, coxcomb, idivi, MA’LLEABLE. adj. [malleable, French;
Sbakspeare. from malleus, Latin, a hammer.] Capa MALTMAN. ) n. s. [from malt.) 'One ble of being spread by beating: this is MA'LTSTER.S wito makes malt. a quality possessed in the most eminent Sir Arthur the maltster! how fine it will degree by gold, it being more ductile
Swift. than any other metal ; and is opposite
Tom came home in the chariot by bis lady's
side; but he unfortunately taught her to drink to friability or brittleness. Quincy.
brandy, of which she died; and Tom is now a Make it more strong for falls, though it come
Swift. not to the degree to be malleable. Bacon. The heaten soldier proves most manful,
MALVA'Ceous. adj[malva, Latin.] ReThat like his sword endures the anvil;
lating to mallows. And justly's held more formidable,
MALVERSA'TION. n. s. [French.] Bad The more his valour's malleable. Hudibras. shifts; inean artifices; wicked and frau
If the body is compact, and bends or yields in- dulent tricks. ward to pression without any sliding of his parts; MAM. n. s. [mamma, Latin : this it is hard and elastick, returning to its tigure with
MAMMA'. word is said to be found a force rising from the mutual attrac ion of its parts: if the parts slide one upon another, the for the compellation of mother in all lanbody is malleable or sott.
Newton, guages; and is therefore supposed to be MAʼLLEABLENESS. 1.s. [from mailcolle ]
the first syllables that a child proQuality of enduring the banimer; mal
nounces.] The fond word for mother, leability ; ductility.
Poor Cupid sobbing scarce could speak; The bodies of most use that are sought for
Indeed, mamma, I did not know ye; out of the earth are the metals, which are dis
Alas! how easy my mistake, tinguished from other bodies by their weighi, fu
I took you for your likeness Cloe. Prior.
Litele masters and misses are great impedisibility, and malleableness.
ments to servants; the remedy is to bribe them, TO MA’LLEATE. v.a. (from molleus, Lat.) that they may not tell tales to papa and mamma. To hammer ; to forge or shape by the
MAMME'E tree. n. s. He first found out the art of melting and mai
The mammee free bath a rosaceous flower, leating metals, and making them useful for tools.
which afterwards becomes an almost spherical
Derham, feshy fruit, containing two or three seeds inMA’LLET. n. š. (malleus, Lat.] A wooden
closed in hard rough shells.
MA‘MMET. n. s. (trom mam or mamma.) The vessel soddered up was warily struck with A puppet, a figure dressed up. Hanmer. wooden mallet, and thereby compressed. Boyle.
Kate; this is no world Their left-hand does the calking iron guide,
To play with mainmets, and to tilt with lips. The rattling mallet with the right they litt.
Sbakspeare, Dryden. MAMMIFORM. adj. (mammiforme, Fr. MA'LLOWS.n. s. (malva, Latin; mælepe, mamma and forma, Lat.] Having the Saxon.] A piant.
shape of paps or dugs. Shards or mallows for the pot,
MAMMI'LLARY. adj. [mammillaire, Fr. That keep the loosen'd body sound,
Dryden. mammillaris, Lat.] Belonging to the M A L M S EY. 3. 3.
paps or dugs. ļ. A sort of grape.
MA'MMOCK. n. s. A shapeless piece. 2. A kind of wine.
The ice was broken into large marameeks, Metheglin, wort, and walanscy. Skakspeart.
T. MA'MMOCK. v.a. [from the noun.] By ten thousand of them a man shall not be To tear; to break; to pull to pieces.
able to advance one step in knowledge. Tillotsun.
Our thoughts will noi be directed what objects I saw him run after a gilded butterfly; and he Gd so set his teeth, and did iear it! Oh, I war
to pursue, nor be taken off from those they have tant, how he mockt it? Sbakspeare.
once, fixed on; but run away with a man, in
pursuit of those ideas they have in view. Locke. MAMMON. n. s. (Syriack.) Riches.
A man would expect to tind some antiquities; MAN. 1. é. (man, mon, Sax.]
but all they have to show of this nature is an 1. Human being.
old rostrum of a Roman ship.
Addison. The king is but a man as I am; the violet Å man might make a pretty landscape of his sraells to him as it doth to me; the element own plantation.
Addison. shews to him as ir doth to me, all his senses have 7. One of uncommon qualifications. but human conditions.
Sbaksbeare. Manners maketh man. William of Wickham. Al the west bank of Nilus is possessed by an I dare do all that may become a man; idolatrous 74s-eating nation. Brerenvood. Who dares do more is none. A creature of a more exalted kind
-What beast was't then W:s wanted yet, and then was man design'd, That made you break this enterprize to mę? Conscious of thought.
durst do it, then you were a man; Nave in mea capacious souls hath wrought, And, tú be more than what you were, you would And given them voice expressive of their Be so much more the ran, Sbakspeare. thought;
He tript me behind, being down, insulted, In ner the god descends, and joys to find
raila, The narrow image of his greater mind. Creeab.
And put upon
im such a deal of man, A combination of the ideas of a certain figure, That worthied him.
Sbukspedres with the powers of motion and reasoning joined Will reckons he should not have been the to substance, anake the ordinary idea of a man. man he is, had he not broke windows, and knock
Locke. ed down constables, when he was a young tellow." On human actions reason though you can,
Addison. It may be reason, but it is not man. Pope. 8. A human being qualified in any par2. Not a woman.
ticular manner. Bring forth men children only! For thy undaunited mettle should compose
Thou art but a youth, and he a man of war froin his youth.
1 Samuel. Nothing but males.
Sbakspeare. I had not so much of man in me,
9. Individual. But all my mother came into mine eyes,
In matters of equity between man and man, And gave me up to tears. Shakspeara
our Saviour has taught us to put my neighbour Every man child shall be circumcised. nesis. in the place of myself, and myself in the place Ceneus, a woman once, and once a man,
of my neighbour.
Watts. Bur ending in the sex she first began. Dryden.
10. Not a beast. A long time since the custom began, among Thy face, bright Centaur, autumn's heats repeople of quality, to keep men cooks of the
tain, French nation.
The softer scason suiting to the man. Creech. 3. Not a boy.
11. Wealthy or independent person : to The nurse's legends, are for truths receiv'd, this sense some refer the following pasAnd the man dreams but what the boy believ'd.
sage of Shakspeare, others to the sense Dryden.
next foregoing: 4 A servant; an attendant ; a depend- There would this monster make a man; any ant.
strange beast there makes a man. Sbakspeare. Now thanked be the great god Pan,
What poor man would not carry a great burWhich thus preserves my loved life,
then of gold to be made a man for ever. Thanked be I that keep a man,
Tillotson. Who ended hath this bloody strife :
12. When a person is not in his senses, For if my man must praises have, What then must Ithat keep the knave? Sidney.
we say, he is not his own man. Ainsw. My brother's servants
13. A moveable piece at chess or draughts. Were then my fellows, now they are my men. 14. MAN of war. A ship of war.
A Flemish man of war lighted upon them, Such gentlemen as are his majesty's own and overmastered them.
Carew. sworn servants should be preferred to the charge TO MAN. v. a. (from the noun.] of his majesty's ships; choice being made of j. To furnish with men. men of valour and capacity, rather than to employ other men's men.
Your ships are not well mann'd;
Your mariners are muliteers, or reapers.
Cowley. There stands the castle by yond tutt of trees, S. A word of familiar address, bordering Mann'd with three hundred men. Shakspears. on contempt.
A navy to secure the scas, is mann'd; You may partake of any thing we say:
And forces sent.
Daniel. We speak no treason, man. Shakspeare.
lc hath been agreed, that either of them
should send certain ships to sea well manned, and 6. It is used in a loose signification like
apparelled to tight.
Hayzard. the French on, one, any one.
Their ships go as long voyages as any, and are This same young sober-blooded boy doth not for their burdens as well manned.
Raleig!!. love me, nor a man cannot make him laugh. He had manned it with a great number of tall
soldiers, more than for the proportion of the A man in an instant may discover the asser- castle.
Bacon. tion to be impossible. More's Divine Dialogues. They man their boats, and all their young He is a good-natured man, and will give as
Wilder. nuch as a man would desire. Stilling ficet. The Venecians could set out thirty men of