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tolerable, and another thing to make all these When join'd in one, the good, the fair, the graceful.
great, Supjese the common depth of the sca, taking Descends to view the muses humble seat. Gran. one place with another, to be about a quarter of a 2. A single mass or aggregate. mile.
Burret. It is one thing only as a heap is one. BlackG. It is one thing to think right, and another thing 3. The first hour. to know the right way to lay our thoughts before
Till 'tis one o'clock, our dance of custom others with advantage and cicarness. Locke.
Let us not forget,
Sbakspeare. My legs were closed together by so many
4. The same thing.
I answer'd not again:
To be in the understanding, and not to be upany one action to another, but because we have
derstood, is all one, as to say any thing is, and is greater hopes of advantage from the one than
not in the understanding.
Locke. from the other.
5. A person, indefinitely and loose. with a file, produce a fetid smell. Arbutbrot. A good acquaintance with method will greatly At one tiine they keep their patients so warm,
assist every one in ranging human affairs. Watts. as almost to stile them, and all of a sudden the
6. A person, by way of eminence. cold regimen is in vogue.
Ferdinand 5. One of two : opposed to the other. My father, king of Spain, was reckoned one,
Ask from the one side of heaven unto the other, The wisest prince that there had reign'd. Stals. whether there hath been any such thing as this. 7. A distinct or particular person.
Deuteronomy. That man should be the teacher is no part of Both the matter of the stone and marchasité,
the matter; for birds will learn one of another. had been at once fluid bodies, till one of them,
Bacor. probably the marchasite, first growing hard, the No nations are wholly aliens and strangers the oiber as being of a more yielding consistence, one to the other.
Bacon. accommodated itself to the harder's figure. Bale The obedience of the one to the call of grace, 6. Not many; the same,
when the other, supposed to have sufficient, if The church is therefore one, though the mem- not an equal measure, obeys not, may reasonbers may be many; because they all agree in ably be imputed to the humble, malleable, meltone faith. There is one Lord and one faith, and ing temper.
Hammond. that truth once delivered to the saints, which One or other sees a little box which was car. whosoever shall receive, embrace, and profess, away with her, and so discovers her to her must necessarily be accounted one in reference friends.
Dryien. to that profession : for it a company of believers 8. Persons united. become a church by believing, they must also As I have made ye one, lords, one remain :
become one church by believing one truth. Pears. So I grow stronger, you more honour gain. 2. Particularly one.
Sbakspeart. One day when Phæbe fair, 9. Concord ; agreement; one mind. With all her band was following the chase,
The king was well instructed how to carry This nymph quite tir'd with heat ci scorching himself between Ferninando and Philip, resolve air,
ing to keep them at one within themselves. Bst. Sat down to rest.
Spenser. He is not at one with himself what account to One day, in turning some uncultur'd ground, give of it.
Tillotson. In hopes a free-stone quarry might be found, His mattock met resistance, and behold,
10. [On, l'on, French. It is used some. A casket burst, with diamonds fill'd, and gold. times as a general or indefinite nomina
Harte. tive for any man, any person. For one 3. Some future.
the English formerly used men; as, they Heav'n waxeth old, and all the spheres above li-ve obscurely, men know not how; or die Shall one day faint, and their swift motion stay; And time itself, in time shall cease to move,
obscurely, men mark not when. Ascbam. But the soul survives and lives for aye. Davies.
For which it would now be said, one ONE. 1.5. [There are many uses of the
knows not how, one knows not when; or, word one, which serve to denominate it
it is not known how.] Any person ; a substantive, though some of them may
any man indefinitely: seem rather to make it a pronoun rela
It is not so worthy to be brought to heroical tive, and some may perhaps be consi
effects by fortune or necessity, like Ulysses and dered as consistent with the nature of
Æneas, as by one's own choice and working.
Sidney. an adjective, the substantive being un- One
may be little the wiser for reading this derstood.]
dialogue, since it neither sets forth what Erona 1. A single person.
is, nor what the cause should be which chreatens
her with death. If one by one you wedded all the world, She you kill'd tvould be unparallel’d. Sbakspeare.
One would imagine these to be the expressions though the beauties, riches, honours, sci
of a man blessed with ease, affluence and
power; ens, virtues, and perfections of all men were
not of one who had been just stripped of all those in the present possession of one, yet somewhat
Atterbury. terend and above all this there would still be
For provoking of urine, one should begin with sought and earnestly thirsted for.
the gentlest tirst. From his loftv steed he flew,
For some time one was not thought to underAnd rai.ing sac by one the suppliant crew,
stand Aristotle, unless he had read him with T) comiate che
Baker. Dryden. If we must be rejected, one succeed,
11. A person of particular character. 11ake him my lord, within whose furthfui breast
Tien must you speak is tx'd my image, and who loves me best. Pryd. Of one tha: lov'd not wisely, but too well;
Of one not easily jealous; but being wrought Having surveyed all ranks and professions, I Perplex'd in the extreme. Sbakspeare.
do not find in any quarter of the town an oneiWith lives and fortunes trusting ons
rocritick, or an interpreter of dreams. Addisen. Who so discreetly us'd his own.
Walier. O'NENESS. n. s. (from one.] Unity; the Edward I. was one who very well knew how to
quality of being one. use a victory, as well as obtain it. Hale.
Our God is one, or rather very oneness and One who contcmn'd divine and human laws.
mere unity, having nothing but itselt in itself, Dryšlen.
and not consisting, as all things do besides God, Forgive me, if that title I afford
of many things.
Hoilor To one whon Nature meant to be a lord.
The oneness of our Lord Jesus Christ, refer. Horte.
ring to the several hypostases, is the one eternal 19. One has sometimes a plural, either indivisible divine nature, and the eternity of the
when it stands for persons indefinitely ; son's generation, and his co-eternity, and his conas, tbe great ones of the world: or when substantiality with the Father when he came
dosen from heaven and was incarnate. Hammond. it relates to some thing going before,
O'NERARY. adj. [onerarius, Lat. oneraire, and is only the representative of the antecedent noun. This relative mode of
French.) Fitted for carriage or burdens; speech, whicther singular, or plural, is
comprising a burden. ja my ear, not very elegant, yet is used TO OʻNERATE. v. a. (onero, Latin.] To
load; to burden. by good authors. Be not found here; hence with your little ONERATION. 1. s. [from onerate.] The
Dict. Does the son receive a natural life? The sub- O'NEROUS. adj. [onereux, French ; oneject enjoys a civil one : that's but the matter, rosus, Latin.] Burdensome; oppresthis is the form.
sive. These successes are more glorious which bring
A banished person, absent out of necessity, benert to the world, than such ruinous ones as are dy ed in human blood.
retains all things onerous to himself, as a punish
ment for his crime. He that will overlook the true reason of a
Aylife. thing which is but one, may easily find many false O'NION. n. s. [oignon, Fr. cæpe, Latin.] enes, error being intinite.
Tillotson. A plant.
To rain a shower of commanded tears,
An onion will do well
Arbitrary power tends to make a man a bad No sav'ry dish without an onion : sovereign, who might possibly have been a good But lest your kissing should be spoild, one, had he been invested with an authority li- Your onions must be throughly build. Svift. mired by law,
Addison. O'NLY. adj. (from one, onely, or onelike.] This evil fortune which attends extraordinary 1. Single ; one and no more. men, hath been imputed to divers causes that Of all whom fortune to my sword did bring, need not be set down, when so obvious an one This only man was worth the conquering. Dryd. occurs, that when a great genius appears, the 2. This and no other. dunces are all in conspiracy against him. Swift.
The only child of shadeful Savernake. Drayt. 13. One another, is a mode of speech very The logick now in use has long possessed the frequent; as, they love one another; that chair, as the only art taught in the schools for is, one of them loves another : the storm
the direction of the mind in the study of the sciences.
Locke. beats the trees against one another ; that
3. This above all other : as, he is the only is, one against another.
man for musick. In democratical governments, war did com
ONLY. adv. monly unite the minds of men; when they had enemies abroad, they did not contend with one 1. Simply ; singly; merely; barely. anoiber at home. Davenant. I propose my thoughts only as conjectures.
Burnet. One berry. n. s. (aconitum, Latin.] Wolfs
The posterity of the wicked inherit the fruit bane.
of their fathers vices; and that not only by a OʻNEEYED. adj. [one and eye.] Having just judgment, but from the natural course of only one eye.
All who deserve his love, he makes his own; A sign-post dauber would disdain to paint The oneey'd heroe on his elephant. Dryden.
And to be lov'd himself, needs only to be known. The mighty family
Dryden. Of oneey'd brothers hasten to the shore. Addison. The practice of virtue is attended not only ONEIROCRI'TICAL. adj. [ovenpoxpoloxos, Gr.
with present quiet and satisfaction, but with
comfortable hope of a future recompence. Nels. Gneirocritique, Fr. it should therefore ac.
Nor must this contrition be exercised by us, cording to analogy be written onirocri
only for grosser evils; but when we live the best. tical and onirocritick.] Interpretative of
2. So and no otherwise. If a man has no mind to pass by abruptly from Every imagination of the thoughts of his his imagined to his real circumstances, he may heart, was only evil continually. Genesis. employ himself in that new kind of observation
3. Singly without more: as, only begotten. which my oneirocritical correspondent has directed him to make.
O'NOMANCY. n. s. [ovoua and havieoceo] Addison.
Divination by a name. ONEIROCRITICK. 1. s. ove spoxpiluxos, Gr.)
[ονειροκρίζικος, ] Destinies were superstitiously, by en maney, An interpreter of dreams.
decipher.d out of names, as though the names
and natures of men were suitable, and fatal ne- The monster moving onward, came as fase cessities concurred herein with voluntary mo- With horrid strides.
Camden, Him thro' the spicy forest onward come
Adam discern’d, as in the door he sat ONOMA'NTICAL. adj. [ovojha and ceilis.]
Of his cool bow'r.
Milten, Predicting by names.
Not one looks backward, onward still he goes, Theodatus, when curious to know the success
Yet ne'er looks forward farther than his nose. of his wars against the Romans, an onomantical
Pope. or name-wisard Jew, willed him to shut up a
2. In a state of advanced progression. number of swine and give some of thein Roman
Philoxenus came to see how onward the names, others Gothish names with several
fruits were of his friend's labour. marks, and there to leave them. Camden.
You are already so far onward of your way, O'NSET. n. s. [on and set.]
that you have forsaken the imitation of ordinary 1. Attack; storm ; assault; first brunt.
Dryden As well the soldier dieth, which standeth still, 3. Somewhat further. as he that gives the bravest onset. Sidney. A little onqvard lend thy guiding hand All breathless, weary, faint,
To these dark steps, a little farther on. Milien. Him spying, with fresh onset he assailid,
O'NYCHA, n. s. It is found in two differ. And kindling new his courage, seeming quaint, ent senses in scripture. The odorife. Struck him so hugely, that through great con- rous snail or shell, and the stone onyx.
straint He made him stoop.
The greatest part of commentators exThe shout
plain it by the onyx or odoriferous Of battle now began, and rushing sound
shell. The onyx is fished for in the Of onset.
Indies, where grows the spicanardi, the Sometimes it gains a point; and presently it food of this fish and what makes its finds itself baffled and beaten off; yet still it re
shell so aromatick.
Calmet, news the onset, attacks the difficulty afresh; plants this reasoning and that argument, like so
Take sweet spices, ongcha, and galbanum.
Exodus, many intellectual batteries, till at length it forces a way into the obstinate enclosed truth. South. O'NYX. n. s. [urut.) A semipellucid
gem, Without men and provisions it is impossible to
of which there are several species ; but secure conquests that are made in the first onsets the blueish white kind, with brown and of an invasion.
Addison. wbite zones, is the true onyx legitima of Observe the ancients.
Hill, The first impetuous onsets of his grief;
Nor are her rare endowments to be sold Use every artifice to keep him stedfast. Philips.
For glittering sand by Ophir shown, 2. Something added or set on by way of The blue-ey'd saphir, or rich onyx stone. Sandys,
ornamental appendage. This sense, The onyx is an accidental variety of the agat says Nicholson, is still retained in Nor- kind: it is of a dark horny colour, in which is a thumberland, where onset means a tufi.
plate of a bluish white, and sometimes of red:
when on one or both sides the white, there hapI will with deeds requite thy gentleness; And for an onset, Titus, to advance
pens to lie also a reddish or fresh colour, the Thy name and honourable family,
jewellers call the stone a sardonyx. Woodward. Lavinia will I make my empress.
Shaksp. OOZE. n. s. (either from eaux, waters, TO OʻNSET. v. a. (from the noun.] To Fr. or pær, wetness, Sax.] set upon; to begin. Not used.
1. Soft mud; mire at the bottom of wa. This for a while was hotly onsetting and a rea
ter; slime. sonable price offered, but soon cooled again.
My son i'th'coze is bedded. Shat. Carew.
Some carried up into their grounds the cozi O'NSLAUGHT. n. s. [on and slay. See or salt water mud, and found good profit thereSLAUGHTER.] Attack; storm ; onset.
Carew. Not in use.
Old father Thames rais'd up his rey'rend head, They made a halt
Deep in his ooze he sought his sedgy bed, To view the ground, and where t'assault,
And shrunk his waters back into his urn. Dryd. Then call'd a council, which was best,
2. Soft flow; spring: This seems to be By siege or onslaught to jovest
the meaning in Prior. The enemy; and "twas agreed
From his first fountain and beginning coze, By storm and onslaught to procecd. Hudibras. Down to the sea each brook and torrent flows. ONTO'LOGIST. n. s. [from ontology.) One
Prier. who considers the affections of being in
3. The liquor of a tanner's vat.
To Ooze. v. n. (from the noun.] To flow general; a metaphysician. ONTO'LOGY. il. s. [orta and acros.] The
by stealth ; to run gently ; to drain science of the affections of being in ge.
When the contracted limbs were cramp'd, neral; metaphysicks.
even then The modes, accidents and relations that be. A wat'rish humour swellid and ooz'd agen. long to various beings, are copiously treated of
Dryden. in metaphysicks, or more properly ontology.
The lily drinks
Watts. The latent rill, scarce cozing thro' the grass. O'NWARD. alv. Condpeard, Sax.]
Tbomsen. 1. Forward ; progressively.
O’ozy. adj. [from ooze.] Miry; muddy ; My lord,
slimy. When you went inward to this ended action, I jookid upon her with a soldier's eye. Sbaksp.
From his oczy bed,
Old father Thames advanc'd his dev'rend head, Satan was now at hand, and from his seai,
TO OPA CATE. v.a. Copaco, Latin.] To
The world's mine oyster,
Which I with sword will open. Shaksp. shade; to cloud ; to darken; to ob..
Before you fight, ope this letter.
They consent to work us harm and woe, The same corpuscles upon the unstopping of
To ope the gates, and so let in our foe. Fairfax. the glass, did opacate that part of the air they
If a man open a pit and not cover it, and an moved in.
Boyle. ox fall therein, the owner of the pit shall make OPACITY. n. s. Copacité, Fr. opacitas, Lat.)
Exodus. Cloudiness; want of transparency.
Let us pass through your land, and none shall Can any thing escape eyes in whose opticks do you any furt; howbeit they would not open there is no opacity? Brown. unto him.
1 Maccabees. Had there not been any night, shadow or Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of opacity, we should never have had any determi- all such as are appointed to destruction. Prov. nate conceit of darkness.
Glanville. Adam, now ope thine eyes; and first behold How much any body hath of colour, so much Th'effects which thy original crime hath wrought hath it of opacity, and by so much the more un- In some to spring from thee.
Milton. fit is it to transmit the species.
Ray. The draw-bridges at Amsterdam part in the The least parts of almost all bodies, are in middle, and a vessel, though under sail, may some measure transparent; and the opacity of pass them without the help of any one on those bodies ariseth from the multitude of re- shore; for the mast-head, or break-water of the flexions caused in their internal parts. Newton. ship bearing against the bridge in the middle,
Brown. Opa'cous, adj. [opacus, Latin.] Dark ;
Our fleet Apollo sends, obscure ; not transparent.
Where Tuscan Tyber rolls with rapid force, When he perceives that opacous bodies do not And where Numicus opes his holy source. Dryd. hinder the eye from judging light to have an equal diffusien through the whole place that it
When first you ope your doors, and passing by,
The sad ill-omen'd' object meets your eye. Dry, irradiates, he can have no difficulty to allow air,
My old wounds are open'd at this view, that is diaphanous, and more subtle far than
And in my murd'rer's presence bleed anew, they, and consequently divisible into lesser
Dryden. atoms; and having lesser pores, gives less scope When the matter is made, the side must be to our eyes to miss light.
opened to let it out. Arbutbnot on Aliments. Of this round world, whose first convex divides
2. To show; to discover. The luminous inferior orbs, inclos'd
The English did adventure far for to open the From chaos, and th' inroad of darkness old,
north parts of America.
Abbot. Satan alighted.
Milton. ,3. To divide ; to break.
The wall of the cathedral church was opened O'PAL. 1. s. [opalus, Lat.) A very elegant
by an earthquake, and shut again by a second. and singular kind of stone; it hardly
Addison. comes within the rank of the pellucid 4. To explain ; to disclose.
; gems, being much more opake, and Some things wisdom openeth by the sacred less hard. It is in the pebble shape,
books of scripture, some things by the glorious works of nature.
Hooker. from the head of a pin to the bigness
Paul reasoned with them out of the scripof a walnut. It is naturally bright, and
tures, opening and alledging, that Christ must shows all its beauty without the help needs have suffered and risen again from the of the lapidary : in colour it resembles dead.
Acts. the finest mother of pearl ; its basis
After the earl of Lincoln was slain, the king seeming a blueish or greyish white, but
opened himself to some of his council, that he
was sorry for the earl's death, because by him with a property of reflecting all the
he might have known the bottom of his danger. colours of the rainbow, as turned dif
Bacon. ferently to the light.
Hill. Gramont, governor of Bayonne, took an exThy mind is a very opal. Shakspeare. quisite notice of their persons and behaviour, and 'Th' empyreal heav'n, extended wide
opened himself to some of his train, that he In circuit, undetermin’d square or round;
thought them to be gentlemen of much more With opel tow'rs, and battlements adorn'd
worth than their habits bewrayed. Wotton. Of living saphir.
Milton. A friend who relates his success, talks himself We have this stone from Germany, and is the into a new pleasure; and by opening his missame with the opal of the ancients. Woodward, fortunes, leaves part of them behind him. Coll. OPA'QUE. adj. [Copacus, Lat.] Dark; not
5. To begin; to make the initial exhibi.
tion. transparent ; cloudy.
You retained him only for the opening of your They Shot (pward still direct, whence no way round
cause, and your main lawyer is yet behind. Shadow from body opaque can fall.
Dryden. Milion. These disappearing fixt stars were actually
Homer opens his poem with the utmost siinpliextinguished and turned into more opaque and
city and modesty ; he continually grows upon the reader.
Notes on tbe Odysseyo gross planet-like bodies. TO OPE.
, TO OPEN.) ick; ogn, Greek; a hole. 1. To unclose itself; not to remain shut;
Ope is used only in poetry, when one not to continue closed. syllable is more convenient than two.]
The hundred doors 1. To unclose; to unlock; to put into
Ope of themselves; a rushing whirlwind roars such a state as that the inner parts may
Within the cave.
Unnumber'd treasures ope at once, be seen or entered; the contrary to From each she nicely culls with curious toil, shut.
And decks the goddess.
20.a. (open, Sax. op, Island- 10 Open.}
2. To bark. A term of hunting,
against any man, the law is open, and there are If I cry out thus upon no trail, never trust deputies; let them implead one another. Acts. me when I open again.
Skalspeare. 7. Not cloudy; not gloomiy. The night restores our actions done by day; An open and warm winter portendeth a hot As hounds in sleep will open for their prey. and dry summer.
Bacoa. Dryden. 8. Uncovered. Hark! the dog opens, take thy certain ain; Here is better than the open air. Sbaksp. The woodcock flutters. Gay's Rura! Sports. And when at last in pity, you will die, Ope. Jadj. [Ope is scarcely used but by I'll watch your birth of inimortality; OʻPEN.) old authors, and by them in Then, turtle-like, I'll to my mate repair;,
the primitive not figurative sense.] Ard teach you your first night in open air. Dryd. 1. Unclosed ; not shut,
9. Exposed; without détence. The gates are ope; now prove good seconds;
The service that I truly did his life, 'Tis for the followers fortune widens them;
Hath left me open to all injuries. Shakse. Not for the fliers.
10. Atrentive. Most sacrilegious murder bath broke ope Thine eyes are open upon all the sons of men, The lord's anointed temple, and stole thence to give every one according to his ways. Jer. The life o'th' building
Sbakspeare. The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, Then sent Sanballat his servant, with an open and his ears are open unto their cry. Psalms. letter in his hand.
Nebemiab. OʻPENER. n. s. [from open.]
1. One that opens; one that unlocks; Wherewith
lock'd it fast before. Cleveland, Thro’the gate,
one that uncloses.
True opener of mine eyes, Wide open and unguarded, Satan pass'd. Milton.
Much better seems this vision, and more hope They meet the chiefs returning from the fight, And each with open arms embrac'd her chosen
Of peaceful days portends, than those two past.
2. Explainer ; interpreter. Meets him with open arms and falling tears.
To us, th’imagin’d voice of heav'n itself;
The very opener and intelligencer
Between the grace,
the sanctities of heav'n, The door was ope, they blindly grope the way.
And our dull workings.
Sbakspeare. Dryden. 3. That which separates; disuniter. 2. Plain; apparent; evident; publick. There may be such openers of compound boThey crucify to themselves the Son of God a
dies, because there wanted not some experifresh, and put him to an open shame. Hebrews.
ments in which it appeared.
Boyke. He irefully enrag'd would needs to open arms.
OPENEY'ED. adj. [open and eye.) Vigilant; Drayton.
watchful. Th’under-work, transparent, shews too pfain: While you here do snoring lie, Where open acts accuse, th’excuse is vain. Dar. Openeyed conspiracy 3. Not wearing disguise; clear; artless ; His time doth take.
OPENHA'NDED. adj. [open and bar...] He was so secret therein, as not daring to be Generous; liberal; munificent. open, that to no creature he ever spake of it. Good heav'n who renders mercy back for
mercy, Lord Cordes, the hotter he was against the
With openbanded bounty shall repay you. Rozve. English in time of war, had the more credit in a negociation of peace; and besides was held a
OPENHE'ARTED. adj. [open and beart.) man gen and of good faith.
Generous; candid; not meanly subtle. The French are always open, familiar, and
I know him well; he's free and ocenbearted. talkative; the Italians stiff, ceremonious and re
Addison. Of an openhearted generous minister you are This reserved mysterious way of acting to
not to say that he was in an intrigue to betray wards persons, who in right of their posts ex- his country; but in an intrigue with a lady. pected a more open treatment, was imputed to
Arbutbnct. some hidden design.
Svijt. OPENHEA’RTEDNESS. n. s. [open and His generous, open, undesigning heart,
heart.) Liberality; frankness; since. Has bered his rival to solicit for him. Addison, rity; munificence; generosity. 4. Not clouded ; clear.
O'PENING, n. s. [from open.)
1. Aperture ; breach.
The fire thus up, makes its way through the On the cast ore another Pollio shine;
cracks and openings of the earth. Woodward. With aspect open shall erect his head.
2. Discovery at a distance; faint know3. Not hidden; exposed to view.
ledge; dawn. In that little spot of ground that lies between
God has been pleased to dissipate this confuthose two great oceans of eternity, we are to
sion and chaos, and to give us some openings, exercise our thoughts, and lay open the treasures
some dawnings of liberty and sertlement. Soutb. of the divine wisdom and goodness hid in this
The opening of your glory was like that of part if nature and providence.
light; you shone to us from afar, and disclosed Moral principles require reasoning and dis
your first beams on distant nations. Dryden. course to discover the certainty of their truths: O'PENLY. adv. [from open.] they lie not open as natural characters engraven 1. Publickly ; not secretly ; in sight; not on the mind."
Locke. 6, Not restrained; not denied ; not pre
Their actions always spoke of with great hom cluded. If Demetrius and the craftsmen bare a matter
jour, are now called openly into question. Hook.
Prayers are faulty, not whensoever they be