Name Report For First Name ALAN:


First name ALAN's origin is Celtic. ALAN means "handsome". You can find other first names and English words that rhymes with ALAN below. Ryhme list involves the matching sounds according to the first letters, last letters and first&last letters of alan.(Brown names are of the same origin (Celtic) with ALAN and Red names are first names with English/Anglo-Saxon origin)

Rhymes with ALAN - Names & Words

First Names Rhyming ALAN


atalanta calandra kalani kalanie malana makalani bealantin parthalan bartalan alana alandra alane alani alanna alannah alanza calandria calantha kalan karalan nalani alano alanzo calan dalan galantyne kealan scannalan atalan calanthe galan calandre gurgalan alanson kalanit

NAMES RHYMING WITH ALAN (According to last letters):

Rhyming Names According to Last 3 Letters (lan) - Names That Ends with lan:

nuallan jolan willan fiallan pulan lan caitlan carolan caylan chelan dyllan elan kailan kaitlan keelan allan arlan caelan caolan caswallan coghlan corlan coughlan cullan daelan dallan daylan deaglan declan dillan dolan dylan faolan farlan felan garlan kelan kellan keylan kylan lachlan laochailan macauslan maclachlan macmillan marlan milan molan niallan nolan parlan phelan quinlan scanlan taylan tolan waylan whelan connlan conlan orlan harlan tellan ashlan kaylan colan rollan rylan neilan dilan

Rhyming Names According to Last 2 Letters (an) - Names That Ends with an:

achan ayan iman lishan loiyan nishan saran anan hanan janan rukan sawsan wijdan shoushan siran morgan regan yasiman siobhan ran papan teyacapan tonalnan shuman lilian bian tan abdiraxman aman hassan

NAMES RHYMING WITH ALAN (According to first letters):

Rhyming Names According to First 3 Letters (ala) - Names That Begins with ala:

ala' alacoque aladdin alafin alahhaois alai alaia alain alaina alaine alair alala alalim alamea alameda alaqua alard alaric alarica alarice alarick alarico alarik alasda alasdair alastair alaster alastor alastrina alastrine alastriona alaula alawa alayla alayna alayne alaysha alayziah

Rhyming Names According to First 2 Letters (al) - Names That Begins with al:

al-ahmar al-asfan al-ashab al-fadee al-fahl al-hadiye al-sham alba albaric albe alberga albern albert alberta alberteen albertina albertine alberto albertyna albertyne albin albinia albinus albion albiona alborz albracca albrecht albreda albu alburn alburt alcestis alchfrith alcides alcina alcinoos alcinous alcippe alcmaeon alcmene alcott alcyone alcyoneus ald alda aldan aldara alden aldene alder aldercy aldfrith aldhelm aldin aldis aldn'd aldo aldona aldonsa aldonza aldora


First Names which starts with 'a' and ends with 'n':

aahan aaralyn aaron aban abarron abban abbotson abbudin abdalrahman abdul-muhaimin abdul-rahman abedabun abeodan abhainn ablendan abooksigun abran abrecan accalon acennan acheron ackerman actaeon acteon acwellen adalson adalwen adalwin adalyn adamnan adamson adan addilynn addisen addison addyson adeben adeen adelynn aden adetoun adin adiran adken adkyn adnan adon adoracion adorjan adriaan adrian adrien adrion adron adwin aedon aekerman aesclin aesctun aescwyn aeshan aeson aethelbeorn aethelisdun aethelstan aethelstun aetheston aethretun afton agamemnon agiefan agoston agravain agrican aguistin agustin agyfen ahearn aheawan ahebban aherin ahern ahreddan ahren ahriman aibhlin aidan aidann aideen aiden aidrian aiekin aiken aikin ailean aileen ailein ailen ailin ailison

English Words Rhyming ALAN


acephalannoun (n.) Same as Acephal.
 adjective (a.) Belonging to the Acephala.

alannoun (n.) A wolfhound.

alaninenoun (n.) A white crystalline base, C3H7NO2, derived from aldehyde ammonia.

alantinnoun (n.) See Inulin.

appealantnoun (n.) An appellant.

avalanchenoun (n.) A large mass or body of snow and ice sliding swiftly down a mountain side, or falling down a precipice.
 noun (n.) A fall of earth, rocks, etc., similar to that of an avalanche of snow or ice.
 noun (n.) A sudden, great, or irresistible descent or influx of anything.

balancenoun (n.) An apparatus for weighing.
 noun (n.) Act of weighing mentally; comparison; estimate.
 noun (n.) Equipoise between the weights in opposite scales.
 noun (n.) The state of being in equipoise; equilibrium; even adjustment; steadiness.
 noun (n.) An equality between the sums total of the two sides of an account; as, to bring one's accounts to a balance; -- also, the excess on either side; as, the balance of an account.
 noun (n.) A balance wheel, as of a watch, or clock. See Balance wheel (in the Vocabulary).
 noun (n.) The constellation Libra.
 noun (n.) The seventh sign in the Zodiac, called Libra, which the sun enters at the equinox in September.
 noun (n.) A movement in dancing. See Balance, v. i., S.
 noun (n.) To bring to an equipoise, as the scales of a balance by adjusting the weights; to weigh in a balance.
 noun (n.) To support on a narrow base, so as to keep from falling; as, to balance a plate on the end of a cane; to balance one's self on a tight rope.
 noun (n.) To equal in number, weight, force, or proportion; to counterpoise, counterbalance, counteract, or neutralize.
 noun (n.) To compare in relative force, importance, value, etc.; to estimate.
 noun (n.) To settle and adjust, as an account; to make two accounts equal by paying the difference between them.
 noun (n.) To make the sums of the debits and credits of an account equal; -- said of an item; as, this payment, or credit, balances the account.
 noun (n.) To arrange accounts in such a way that the sum total of the debits is equal to the sum total of the credits; as, to balance a set of books.
 noun (n.) To move toward, and then back from, reciprocally; as, to balance partners.
 noun (n.) To contract, as a sail, into a narrower compass; as, to balance the boom mainsail.
 verb (v. i.) To have equal weight on each side; to be in equipoise; as, the scales balance.
 verb (v. i.) To fluctuate between motives which appear of equal force; to waver; to hesitate.
 verb (v. i.) To move toward a person or couple, and then back.

balancingnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Balance

balanceableadjective (a.) Such as can be balanced.

balancementnoun (n.) The act or result of balancing or adjusting; equipoise; even adjustment of forces.

balancernoun (n.) One who balances, or uses a balance.
 noun (n.) In Diptera, the rudimentary posterior wing.

balancereefnoun (n.) The last reef in a fore-and-aft sail, taken to steady the ship.

balaniferousadjective (a.) Bearing or producing acorns.

balanitenoun (n.) A fossil balanoid shell.

balanoglossusnoun (n.) A peculiar marine worm. See Enteropneusta, and Tornaria.

balanoidadjective (a.) Resembling an acorn; -- applied to a group of barnacles having shells shaped like acorns. See Acornshell, and Barnacle.

calandoadjective (a.) Gradually diminishing in rapidity and loudness.

catalannoun (n.) A native or inhabitant of Catalonia; also, the language of Catalonia.
 adjective (a.) Of or pertaining to Catalonia.

cephalanthiumnoun (n.) Same as Anthodium.

counterbalancingnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Counterbalance

counterbalancenoun (n.) A weight, power, or agency, acting against or balancing another
 noun (n.) A mass of metal in one side of a driving wheel or fly wheel, to balance the weight of a crank pin, etc., on the opposite side of the wheel
 noun (n.) A counterpoise to balance the weight of anything, as of a drawbridge or a scale beam.
 verb (v. t.) To oppose with an equal weight or power; to counteract the power or effect of; to countervail; to equiponderate; to balance.

dryobalanopsnoun (n.) The genus to which belongs the single species D. Camphora, a lofty resinous tree of Borneo and Sumatra, yielding Borneo camphor and camphor oil.

equibalancenoun (n.) Equal weight; equiponderance.
 verb (v. t.) To make of equal weight; to balance equally; to counterbalance; to equiponderate.

equibalancingnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Equibalance

exhalantadjective (a.) Having the quality of exhaling or evaporating.

falanakanoun (n.) A viverrine mammal of Madagascar (Eupleres Goudotii), allied to the civet; -- called also Falanouc.

galanganoun (n.) Alt. of Galangal

galangalnoun (n.) The pungent aromatic rhizome or tuber of certain East Indian or Chinese species of Alpinia (A. Galanga and A. officinarum) and of the Kaempferia Galanga), -- all of the Ginger family.

galantinenoun (n.) A dish of veal, chickens, or other white meat, freed from bones, tied up, boiled, and served cold.

inhalantnoun (n.) An apparatus also called an inhaler (which see); that which is to be inhaled.
 adjective (a.) Inhaling; used for inhaling.

interphalangealadjective (a.) Between phalanges; as, interphalangeal articulations.

kalannoun (n.) The sea otter.

malandersnoun (n. pl.) A scurfy eruption in the bend of the knee of the fore leg of a horse. See Sallenders.

myrobalannoun (n.) Alt. of Myrobolan

nonchalancenoun (n.) Indifference; carelessness; coolness.

nonchalantadjective (a.) Indifferent; careless; cool.

overbalancenoun (n.) Excess of weight or value; something more than an equivalent; as, an overbalance of exports.
 verb (v. t.) To exceed equality with; to outweigh.
 verb (v. t.) To cause to lose balance or equilibrium.

oxalannoun (n.) A complex nitrogenous substance C3N3H5O3 obtained from alloxan (or when urea is fused with ethyl oxamate), as a stable white crystalline powder; -- called also oxaluramide.

oxalantinnoun (n.) A white crystalline nitrogenous substance (C6H4N4O5) obtained by the reduction of parabanic acid; -- called also leucoturic acid.

palankanoun (n.) A camp permanently intrenched, attached to Turkish frontier fortresses.

palanquinnoun (n.) An inclosed carriage or litter, commonly about eight feet long, four feet wide, and four feet high, borne on the shoulders of men by means of two projecting poles, -- used in India, China, etc., for the conveyance of a single person from place to place.

phalangealadjective (a.) Alt. of Phalangal

phalangaladjective (a.) Of or pertaining to the phalanges. See Phalanx, 2.

phalangernoun (n.) Any marsupial belonging to Phalangista, Cuscus, Petaurus, and other genera of the family Phalangistidae. They are arboreal, and the species of Petaurus are furnished with lateral parachutes. See Flying phalanger, under Flying.

phalangesnoun (n.) pl. of Phalanx.
  (pl. ) of Phalanx

phalangialadjective (a.) Alt. of Phalangian

phalangianadjective (a.) Phalangeal.

phalangidnoun (n.) One of the Phalangoidea.

phalangiousadjective (a.) Of or pertaining to Phalangoidea.

ENGLISH WORDS RHYMING WITH ALAN (According to last letters):

Rhyming Words According to Last 3 Letters (lan) - English Words That Ends with lan:

atellannoun (n.) A farcical drama performed at Atella.
 adjective (a.) Of or pertaining to Atella, in ancient Italy; as, Atellan plays; farcical; ribald.

brelannoun (n.) A French gambling game somewhat like poker.
 noun (n.) In French games, a pair royal, or triplet.

capelannoun (n.) See Capelin.

castellannoun (n.) A governor or warden of a castle.

castillanadjective (a.) Of or pertaining to Castile, in Spain.

chulannoun (n.) The fragrant flowers of the Chloranthus inconspicuus, used in China for perfuming tea.

clannoun (n.) A tribe or collection of families, united under a chieftain, regarded as having the same common ancestor, and bearing the same surname; as, the clan of Macdonald.
 noun (n.) A clique; a sect, society, or body of persons; esp., a body of persons united by some common interest or pursuit; -- sometimes used contemptuously.

courlannoun (n.) A South American bird, of the genus Aramus, allied to the rails.

eperlannoun (n.) The European smelt (Osmerus eperlanus).

hortulanadjective (a.) Belonging to a garden.

hulannoun (n.) See Uhlan.

koulannoun (n.) A wild horse (Equus, / Asinus, onager) inhabiting the plants of Central Asia; -- called also gour, khur, and onager.

kulannoun (n.) See Koulan.

myrobolannoun (n.) A dried astringent fruit much resembling a prune. It contains tannin, and was formerly used in medicine, but is now chiefly used in tanning and dyeing. Myrobolans are produced by various species of Terminalia of the East Indies, and of Spondias of South America.

ortolannoun (n.) A European singing bird (Emberiza hortulana), about the size of the lark, with black wings. It is esteemed delicious food when fattened. Called also bunting.
 noun (n.) In England, the wheatear (Saxicola oenanthe).
 noun (n.) In America, the sora, or Carolina rail (Porzana Carolina). See Sora.

planadjective (a.) A draught or form; properly, a representation drawn on a plane, as a map or a chart; especially, a top view, as of a machine, or the representation or delineation of a horizontal section of anything, as of a building; a graphic representation; a diagram.
 adjective (a.) A scheme devised; a method of action or procedure expressed or described in language; a project; as, the plan of a constitution; the plan of an expedition.
 adjective (a.) A method; a way of procedure; a custom.
 verb (v. t.) To form a delineation of; to draught; to represent, as by a diagram.
 verb (v. t.) To scheme; to devise; to contrive; to form in design; as, to plan the conquest of a country.

pollannoun (n.) A lake whitefish (Coregonus pollan), native of Ireland. In appearance it resembles a herring.

puzzolannoun (n.) Alt. of Puzzolana

raglannoun (n.) A loose overcoat with large sleeves; -- named from Lord Raglan, an English general.

rataplannoun (n.) The iterative sound of beating a drum, or of a galloping horse.

uhlannoun (n.) One of a certain description of militia among the Tartars.
 noun (n.) One of a kind of light cavalry of Tartaric origin, first introduced into European armies in Poland. They are armed with lances, pistols, and sabers, and are employed chiefly as skirmishers.

ulannoun (n.) See Uhlan.

villannoun (n.) A villain.

yulannoun (n.) A species of Magnolia (M. conspicua) with large white blossoms that open before the leaves. See the Note under Magnolia.

xylophilannoun (n.) One of a tribe of beetles (Xylophili) whose larvae live on decayed wood.

xylannoun (n.) A gummy substance of the pentosan class, present in woody tissue, and yielding xylose on hydrolysis; wood gum.

ENGLISH WORDS RHYMING WITH ALAN (According to first letters):

Rhyming Words According to First 3 Letters (ala) - Words That Begins with ala:

alanoun (n.) A winglike organ, or part.

alabasternoun (n.) A compact variety or sulphate of lime, or gypsum, of fine texture, and usually white and translucent, but sometimes yellow, red, or gray. It is carved into vases, mantel ornaments, etc.
 noun (n.) A hard, compact variety of carbonate of lime, somewhat translucent, or of banded shades of color; stalagmite. The name is used in this sense by Pliny. It is sometimes distinguished as oriental alabaster.
 noun (n.) A box or vessel for holding odoriferous ointments, etc.; -- so called from the stone of which it was originally made.

alabastrianadjective (a.) Alabastrine.

alabastrineadjective (a.) Of, pertaining to, or like, alabaster; as alabastrine limbs.

alabastrumnoun (n.) A flower bud.

alacriousadjective (a.) Brisk; joyously active; lively.

alacriousnessnoun (n.) Alacrity.

alacritynoun (n.) A cheerful readiness, willingness, or promptitude; joyous activity; briskness; sprightliness; as, the soldiers advanced with alacrity to meet the enemy.

aladinistnoun (n.) One of a sect of freethinkers among the Mohammedans.

alalonganoun (n.) Alt. of Alilonghi

alamirenoun (n.) The lowest note but one in Guido Aretino's scale of music.

alamodalitynoun (n.) The quality of being a la mode; conformity to the mode or fashion; fashionableness.

alamodenoun (n.) A thin, black silk for hoods, scarfs, etc.; -- often called simply mode.
 adverb (adv. & a.) According to the fashion or prevailing mode.

alamortadjective (a.) To the death; mortally.

alaradjective (a.) Pertaining to, or having, wings.
 adjective (a.) Axillary; in the fork or axil.

alarmnoun (n.) A summons to arms, as on the approach of an enemy.
 noun (n.) Any sound or information intended to give notice of approaching danger; a warning sound to arouse attention; a warning of danger.
 noun (n.) A sudden attack; disturbance; broil.
 noun (n.) Sudden surprise with fear or terror excited by apprehension of danger; in the military use, commonly, sudden apprehension of being attacked by surprise.
 noun (n.) A mechanical contrivance for awaking persons from sleep, or rousing their attention; an alarum.
 verb (v. t.) To call to arms for defense; to give notice to (any one) of approaching danger; to rouse to vigilance and action; to put on the alert.
 verb (v. t.) To keep in excitement; to disturb.
 verb (v. t.) To surprise with apprehension of danger; to fill with anxiety in regard to threatening evil; to excite with sudden fear.

alarmingnoun (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Alarm
 adverb (a.) Exciting, or calculated to excite, alarm; causing apprehension of danger; as, an alarming crisis or report. -- A*larm"ing*ly, adv.

alarmableadjective (a.) Easily alarmed or disturbed.

alarmedadjective (a.) Aroused to vigilance; excited by fear of approaching danger; agitated; disturbed; as, an alarmed neighborhood; an alarmed modesty.
  (imp. & p. p.) of Alarm

alarmistnoun (n.) One prone to sound or excite alarms, especially, needless alarms.

alarumnoun (n.) See Alarm.

alaryadjective (a.) Of or pertaining to wings; also, wing-shaped.

alateadjective (a.) Alt. of Alated
 adverb (adv.) Lately; of late.

alatedadjective (a.) Winged; having wings, or side appendages like wings.

alaternnoun (n.) Alt. of Alaternus

alaternusnoun (n.) An ornamental evergreen shrub (Rhamnus alaternus) belonging to the buckthorns.

alationnoun (n.) The state of being winged.

alauntnoun (n.) See Alan.

alalianoun (n.) Inability to utter articulate sounds, due either to paralysis of the larynx or to that form of aphasia, called motor, or ataxis, aphasia, due to loss of control of the muscles of speech.


English Words which starts with 'a' and ends with 'n':

abacinationnoun (n.) The act of abacinating.

abactionnoun (n.) Stealing cattle on a large scale.

abaddonnoun (n.) The destroyer, or angel of the bottomless pit; -- the same as Apollyon and Asmodeus.
 noun (n.) Hell; the bottomless pit.

abalienationnoun (n.) The act of abalienating; alienation; estrangement.

abandonnoun (n.) A complete giving up to natural impulses; freedom from artificial constraint; careless freedom or ease.
 verb (v. t.) To cast or drive out; to banish; to expel; to reject.
 verb (v. t.) To give up absolutely; to forsake entirely ; to renounce utterly; to relinquish all connection with or concern on; to desert, as a person to whom one owes allegiance or fidelity; to quit; to surrender.
 verb (v. t.) Reflexively: To give (one's self) up without attempt at self-control; to yield (one's self) unrestrainedly; -- often in a bad sense.
 verb (v. t.) To relinquish all claim to; -- used when an insured person gives up to underwriters all claim to the property covered by a policy, which may remain after loss or damage by a peril insured against.
 verb (v.) Abandonment; relinquishment.

abannationnoun (n.) Alt. of Abannition

abannitionnoun (n.) Banishment.

abarticulationnoun (n.) Articulation, usually that kind of articulation which admits of free motion in the joint; diarthrosis.

abbreviationnoun (n.) The act of shortening, or reducing.
 noun (n.) The result of abbreviating; an abridgment.
 noun (n.) The form to which a word or phrase is reduced by contraction and omission; a letter or letters, standing for a word or phrase of which they are a part; as, Gen. for Genesis; U.S.A. for United States of America.
 noun (n.) One dash, or more, through the stem of a note, dividing it respectively into quavers, semiquavers, or demi-semiquavers.

abderianadjective (a.) Given to laughter; inclined to foolish or incessant merriment.

abdicationnoun (n.) The act of abdicating; the renunciation of a high office, dignity, or trust, by its holder; commonly the voluntary renunciation of sovereign power; as, abdication of the throne, government, power, authority.

abdomennoun (n.) The belly, or that part of the body between the thorax and the pelvis. Also, the cavity of the belly, which is lined by the peritoneum, and contains the stomach, bowels, and other viscera. In man, often restricted to the part between the diaphragm and the commencement of the pelvis, the remainder being called the pelvic cavity.
 noun (n.) The posterior section of the body, behind the thorax, in insects, crustaceans, and other Arthropoda.

abductionnoun (n.) The act of abducing or abducting; a drawing apart; a carrying away.
 noun (n.) The movement which separates a limb or other part from the axis, or middle line, of the body.
 noun (n.) The wrongful, and usually the forcible, carrying off of a human being; as, the abduction of a child, the abduction of an heiress.
 noun (n.) A syllogism or form of argument in which the major is evident, but the minor is only probable.

abecedariannoun (n.) One who is learning the alphabet; hence, a tyro.
 noun (n.) One engaged in teaching the alphabet.
 adjective (a.) Alt. of Abecedary

abeliannoun (n.) Alt. of Abelonian

abeloniannoun (n.) One of a sect in Africa (4th century), mentioned by St. Augustine, who states that they married, but lived in continence, after the manner, as they pretended, of Abel.

aberrationnoun (n.) The act of wandering; deviation, especially from truth or moral rectitude, from the natural state, or from a type.
 noun (n.) A partial alienation of reason.
 noun (n.) A small periodical change of position in the stars and other heavenly bodies, due to the combined effect of the motion of light and the motion of the observer; called annual aberration, when the observer's motion is that of the earth in its orbit, and daily or diurnal aberration, when of the earth on its axis; amounting when greatest, in the former case, to 20.4", and in the latter, to 0.3". Planetary aberration is that due to the motion of light and the motion of the planet relative to the earth.
 noun (n.) The convergence to different foci, by a lens or mirror, of rays of light emanating from one and the same point, or the deviation of such rays from a single focus; called spherical aberration, when due to the spherical form of the lens or mirror, such form giving different foci for central and marginal rays; and chromatic aberration, when due to different refrangibilities of the colored rays of the spectrum, those of each color having a distinct focus.
 noun (n.) The passage of blood or other fluid into parts not appropriate for it.
 noun (n.) The producing of an unintended effect by the glancing of an instrument, as when a shot intended for A glances and strikes B.

abevacuationnoun (n.) A partial evacuation.

abietinnoun (n.) Alt. of Abietine

abirritationnoun (n.) A pathological condition opposite to that of irritation; debility; want of strength; asthenia.

abjectionnoun (n.) The act of bringing down or humbling.
 noun (n.) The state of being rejected or cast out.
 noun (n.) A low or downcast state; meanness of spirit; abasement; degradation.

abjudicationnoun (n.) Rejection by judicial sentence.

abjurationnoun (n.) The act of abjuring or forswearing; a renunciation upon oath; as, abjuration of the realm, a sworn banishment, an oath taken to leave the country and never to return.
 noun (n.) A solemn recantation or renunciation; as, an abjuration of heresy.

ablactationnoun (n.) The weaning of a child from the breast, or of young beasts from their dam.
 noun (n.) The process of grafting now called inarching, or grafting by approach.

ablaqueationnoun (n.) The act or process of laying bare the roots of trees to expose them to the air and water.

ablationnoun (n.) A carrying or taking away; removal.
 noun (n.) Extirpation.
 noun (n.) Wearing away; superficial waste.

ablegationnoun (n.) The act of sending abroad.

abliguritionnoun (n.) Prodigal expense for food.

ablutionnoun (n.) The act of washing or cleansing; specifically, the washing of the body, or some part of it, as a religious rite.
 noun (n.) The water used in cleansing.
 noun (n.) A small quantity of wine and water, which is used to wash the priest's thumb and index finger after the communion, and which then, as perhaps containing portions of the consecrated elements, is drunk by the priest.

abluvionnoun (n.) That which is washed off.

abnegationnoun (n.) a denial; a renunciation.

abnodationnoun (n.) The act of cutting away the knots of trees.

abolitionnoun (n.) The act of abolishing, or the state of being abolished; an annulling; abrogation; utter destruction; as, the abolition of slavery or the slave trade; the abolition of laws, decrees, ordinances, customs, taxes, debts, etc.

abominationnoun (n.) The feeling of extreme disgust and hatred; abhorrence; detestation; loathing; as, he holds tobacco in abomination.
 noun (n.) That which is abominable; anything hateful, wicked, or shamefully vile; an object or state that excites disgust and hatred; a hateful or shameful vice; pollution.
 noun (n.) A cause of pollution or wickedness.

abortionnoun (n.) The act of giving premature birth; particularly, the expulsion of the human fetus prematurely, or before it is capable of sustaining life; miscarriage.
 noun (n.) The immature product of an untimely birth.
 noun (n.) Arrest of development of any organ, so that it remains an imperfect formation or is absorbed.
 noun (n.) Any fruit or produce that does not come to maturity, or anything which in its progress, before it is matured or perfect; a complete failure; as, his attempt proved an abortion.

abrasionnoun (n.) The act of abrading, wearing, or rubbing off; the wearing away by friction; as, the abrasion of coins.
 noun (n.) The substance rubbed off.
 noun (n.) A superficial excoriation, with loss of substance under the form of small shreds.

abrenunciationnoun (n.) Absolute renunciation or repudiation.

abreptionnoun (n.) A snatching away.

abrogationnoun (n.) The act of abrogating; repeal by authority.

abruptionnoun (n.) A sudden breaking off; a violent separation of bodies.

abscessionnoun (n.) A separating; removal; also, an abscess.

abscisionnoun (n.) See Abscission.

abscissionnoun (n.) The act or process of cutting off.
 noun (n.) The state of being cut off.
 noun (n.) A figure of speech employed when a speaker having begun to say a thing stops abruptly: thus, "He is a man of so much honor and candor, and of such generosity -- but I need say no more."

absentationnoun (n.) The act of absenting one's self.

absinthiannoun (n.) Of the nature of wormwood.

absinthinnoun (n.) The bitter principle of wormwood (Artemisia absinthium).

absolutionnoun (n.) An absolving, or setting free from guilt, sin, or penalty; forgiveness of an offense.
 noun (n.) An acquittal, or sentence of a judge declaring and accused person innocent.
 noun (n.) The exercise of priestly jurisdiction in the sacrament of penance, by which Catholics believe the sins of the truly penitent are forgiven.
 noun (n.) An absolving from ecclesiastical penalties, -- for example, excommunication.
 noun (n.) The form of words by which a penitent is absolved.
 noun (n.) Delivery, in speech.

absorbitionnoun (n.) Absorption.

absorptionnoun (n.) The act or process of absorbing or sucking in anything, or of being absorbed and made to disappear; as, the absorption of bodies in a whirlpool, the absorption of a smaller tribe into a larger.
 noun (n.) An imbibing or reception by molecular or chemical action; as, the absorption of light, heat, electricity, etc.
 noun (n.) In living organisms, the process by which the materials of growth and nutrition are absorbed and conveyed to the tissues and organs.
 noun (n.) Entire engrossment or occupation of the mind; as, absorption in some employment.

abstentionadjective (a.) The act of abstaining; a holding aloof.

abstersionnoun (n.) Act of wiping clean; a cleansing; a purging.

abstractionadjective (a.) The act of abstracting, separating, or withdrawing, or the state of being withdrawn; withdrawal.
 adjective (a.) The act process of leaving out of consideration one or more properties of a complex object so as to attend to others; analysis. Thus, when the mind considers the form of a tree by itself, or the color of the leaves as separate from their size or figure, the act is called abstraction. So, also, when it considers whiteness, softness, virtue, existence, as separate from any particular objects.
 adjective (a.) An idea or notion of an abstract, or theoretical nature; as, to fight for mere abstractions.
 adjective (a.) A separation from worldly objects; a recluse life; as, a hermit's abstraction.
 adjective (a.) Absence or absorption of mind; inattention to present objects.
 adjective (a.) The taking surreptitiously for one's own use part of the property of another; purloining.
 adjective (a.) A separation of volatile parts by the act of distillation.

abstrusionnoun (n.) The act of thrusting away.

absumptionnoun (n.) Act of wasting away; a consuming; extinction.

abutilonnoun (n.) A genus of malvaceous plants of many species, found in the torrid and temperate zones of both continents; -- called also Indian mallow.

abyssiniannoun (n.) A native of Abyssinia.
 noun (n.) A member of the Abyssinian Church.
 adjective (a.) Of or pertaining to Abyssinia.

acacinnoun (n.) Alt. of Acacine

academiannoun (n.) A member of an academy, university, or college.

academiciannoun (n.) A member of an academy, or society for promoting science, art, or literature, as of the French Academy, or the Royal Academy of arts.
 noun (n.) A collegian.

acadiannoun (n.) A native of Acadie.
 adjective (a.) Of or pertaining to Acadie, or Nova Scotia.

acalephannoun (n.) One of the Acalephae.

acanthopterygiannoun (n.) A spiny-finned fish.
 adjective (a.) Belonging to the order of fishes having spinose fins, as the perch.

acaridannoun (n.) One of a group of arachnids, including the mites and ticks.

accadianadjective (a.) Pertaining to a race supposed to have lived in Babylonia before the Assyrian conquest.

accelerationnoun (n.) The act of accelerating, or the state of being accelerated; increase of motion or action; as, a falling body moves toward the earth with an acceleration of velocity; -- opposed to retardation.

accensionnoun (n.) The act of kindling or the state of being kindled; ignition.

accentuationnoun (n.) Act of accentuating; applications of accent.
 noun (n.) pitch or modulation of the voice in reciting portions of the liturgy.

acceptationnoun (n.) Acceptance; reception; favorable reception or regard; state of being acceptable.
 noun (n.) The meaning in which a word or expression is understood, or generally received; as, term is to be used according to its usual acceptation.

acceptilationnoun (n.) Gratuitous discharge; a release from debt or obligation without payment; free remission.

acceptionnoun (n.) Acceptation; the received meaning.

accessionnoun (n.) A coming to; the act of acceding and becoming joined; as, a king's accession to a confederacy.
 noun (n.) Increase by something added; that which is added; augmentation from without; as, an accession of wealth or territory.
 noun (n.) A mode of acquiring property, by which the owner of a corporeal substance which receives an addition by growth, or by labor, has a right to the part or thing added, or the improvement (provided the thing is not changed into a different species). Thus, the owner of a cow becomes the owner of her calf.
 noun (n.) The act by which one power becomes party to engagements already in force between other powers.
 noun (n.) The act of coming to or reaching a throne, an office, or dignity; as, the accession of the house of Stuart; -- applied especially to the epoch of a new dynasty.
 noun (n.) The invasion, approach, or commencement of a disease; a fit or paroxysm.

acclamationnoun (n.) A shout of approbation, favor, or assent; eager expression of approval; loud applause.
 noun (n.) A representation, in sculpture or on medals, of people expressing joy.
 noun (n.) In parliamentary usage, the act or method of voting orally and by groups rather than by ballot, esp. in elections;
 noun (n.) the election of a pope or other ecclesiastic by unanimous consent of the electors, without a ballot.

acclimatationnoun (n.) Acclimatization.

acclimationnoun (n.) The process of becoming, or the state of being, acclimated, or habituated to a new climate; acclimatization.

acclimatizationnoun (n.) The act of acclimatizing; the process of inuring to a new climate, or the state of being so inured.

accombinationnoun (n.) A combining together.

accommodationnoun (n.) The act of fitting or adapting, or the state of being fitted or adapted; adaptation; adjustment; -- followed by to.
 noun (n.) Willingness to accommodate; obligingness.
 noun (n.) Whatever supplies a want or affords ease, refreshment, or convenience; anything furnished which is desired or needful; -- often in the plural; as, the accommodations -- that is, lodgings and food -- at an inn.
 noun (n.) An adjustment of differences; state of agreement; reconciliation; settlement.
 noun (n.) The application of a writer's language, on the ground of analogy, to something not originally referred to or intended.
 noun (n.) A loan of money.
 noun (n.) An accommodation bill or note.

accordionnoun (n.) A small, portable, keyed wind instrument, whose tones are generated by play of the wind upon free metallic reeds.

accreditationnoun (n.) The act of accrediting; as, letters of accreditation.

accrementitionnoun (n.) The process of generation by development of blastema, or fission of cells, in which the new formation is in all respect like the individual from which it proceeds.

accretionnoun (n.) The act of increasing by natural growth; esp. the increase of organic bodies by the internal accession of parts; organic growth.
 noun (n.) The act of increasing, or the matter added, by an accession of parts externally; an extraneous addition; as, an accretion of earth.
 noun (n.) Concretion; coherence of separate particles; as, the accretion of particles so as to form a solid mass.
 noun (n.) A growing together of parts naturally separate, as of the fingers toes.
 noun (n.) The adhering of property to something else, by which the owner of one thing becomes possessed of a right to another; generally, gain of land by the washing up of sand or sail from the sea or a river, or by a gradual recession of the water from the usual watermark.
 noun (n.) Gain to an heir or legatee, failure of a coheir to the same succession, or a co-legatee of the same thing, to take his share.

accubationnoun (n.) The act or posture of reclining on a couch, as practiced by the ancients at meals.

accumulationnoun (n.) The act of accumulating, the state of being accumulated, or that which is accumulated; as, an accumulation of earth, of sand, of evils, of wealth, of honors.
 noun (n.) The concurrence of several titles to the same proof.

accusationnoun (n.) The act of accusing or charging with a crime or with a lighter offense.
 noun (n.) That of which one is accused; the charge of an offense or crime, or the declaration containing the charge.

acervationnoun (n.) A heaping up; accumulation.

acetificationnoun (n.) The act of making acetous or sour; the process of converting, or of becoming converted, into vinegar.

acetinnoun (n.) A combination of acetic acid with glycerin.

achaeanadjective (a.) Alt. of Achaian

achaiannoun (n.) A native of Achaia; a Greek.
 adjective (a.) Of or pertaining to Achaia in Greece; also, Grecian.

acheannoun (a & n.) See Achaean, Achaian.

acheronnoun (n.) A river in the Nether World or infernal regions; also, the infernal regions themselves. By some of the English poets it was supposed to be a flaming lake or gulf.

achilleanadjective (a.) Resembling Achilles, the hero of the Iliad; invincible.

achilles' tendonnoun (n.) The strong tendon formed of the united tendons of the large muscles in the calf of the leg, an inserted into the bone of the heel; -- so called from the mythological account of Achilles being held by the heel when dipped in the River Styx.

achromatinnoun (n.) Tissue which is not stained by fluid dyes.

achromatizationnoun (n.) The act or process of achromatizing.

achroodextrinnoun (n.) Dextrin not colorable by iodine. See Dextrin.

acidificationnoun (n.) The act or process of acidifying, or changing into an acid.

acornnoun (n.) The fruit of the oak, being an oval nut growing in a woody cup or cupule.
 noun (n.) A cone-shaped piece of wood on the point of the spindle above the vane, on the mast-head.
 noun (n.) See Acorn-shell.

acotyledonnoun (n.) A plant which has no cotyledons, as the dodder and all flowerless plants.

acousticiannoun (n.) One versed in acoustics.