Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)
Os*ten"si*bly (?), adv. In an ostensible manner; avowedly; professedly; apparently.
Ostensibly, we were intended to prevent filibustering into Texas, but really as a menace to Mexico.
U. S. Grant.
Os*ten"sion (?), n. [L. ostensio a showing: cf. F. ostension. See Ostend.] (Eccl.) The showing of the sacrament on the altar in order that it may receive the adoration of the communicants.
Os*ten"sive (?), a. Showing; exhibiting.
Ostensive demonstration (Math.), a direct or positive demonstration, as opposed to the apagogical or indirect method.
Os*ten"sive*ly, adv. In an ostensive manner.
Os`ten*so"ri*um (?), Os*ten"so*ry (?), n.; pl. L. -soria (#), E. -sories (#). [NL. ostensorium: cf. F. ostensoir. See Ostensible.] (R. C. Ch.) Same as Monstrance.
Os"tent (?), n. [L. ostentus, ostentum, fr. ostendere (p. p. ostensus and ostentus) to show. See Ostensible.]
1. Appearance; air; mien.
2. Manifestation; token; portent.
We asked of God that some ostent might clear
Our cloudy business, who gave us sign.
Os"ten*tate (?), v. t. [L. ostentatus, p. p. of ostentare, v. intens. fr. ostendere. See Ostent.] To make an ambitious display of; to show or exhibit boastingly. [R.]
Os`ten*ta"tion (?), n. [L. ostentatio: cf. F. ostentation.]
1. The act of ostentating or of making an ambitious display; unnecessary show; pretentious parade; -- usually in a detractive sense. Much ostentation vain of fleshly arm."
He knew that good and bountiful minds were sometimes inclined to ostentation.
2. A show or spectacle. [Obs.]
Syn. -- Parade; pageantry; show; pomp; pompousness; vaunting; boasting. See Parade.
Os`ten*ta"tious (?), a. Fond of, or evincing, ostentation; unduly conspicuous; pretentious; boastful.
Far from being ostentatious of the good you do.
The ostentatious professions of many years.
-- Os`ten*ta"tious*ly, adv. -- Os`ten*ta"tious*ness, n.
Os"ten*ta`tor (?), n. [L.] One fond of display; a boaster.
Os*ten"tive (?), a. Ostentatious. [Obs.]
Os*ten"tous (?), a. Ostentatious. [Obs.]
Os"te*o-. A combining form of Gr. a bone.
Os"te*o*blast (?), n. [Osteo- + -blast.] (Anat.) One of the protoplasmic cells which occur in the osteogenetic layer of the periosteum, and from or around which the matrix of the bone is developed; an osteoplast.
Os`te*o*cla"sis (?), n. [NL. See Osteoclast.] (Surg.) The operation of breaking a bone in order to correct deformity.
Os"te*o*clast (?), n. [Osteo- + Gr. to break.]
1. (Physiol.) A myeloplax.
&hand; The osteoclasts occur usually in pits or cavities which they appear to have excavated, and are supposed to be concerned in the absorption of the bone matrix.
2. An instrument for performing osteoclasis.
Os`te*o*col"la (?), n. [Osteo- + Gr. glue.]
1. A kind of glue obtained from bones.
2. A cellular calc tufa, which in some places forms incrustations on the stems of plants, -- formerly supposed to have the quality of uniting fractured bones.
Os`te*o*com"ma (?), n.; pl. L. Osteocommata (#), E. Osteocommas (#). [NL. See Osteo-, and Comma.] (Anat.) A metamere of the vertebrate skeleton; an osteomere; a vertebra.
Os"te*o*cope (?), n. [Gr. ; a bone + a striking, pain: cf. F. ostéocope.] (Med.) Pain in the bones; a violent fixed pain in any part of a bone. -- Os`te*o*cop"ic (#), a.
Os`te*o*cra"ni*um (?), n. [Osteo- + cranium.] (Anat.) The bony cranium, as distinguished from the cartilaginous cranium.
Os`te*o*den"tine (?), n. [Osteo- + denite.] (Anat.) A hard substance, somewhat like bone, which is sometimes deposited within the pulp cavity of teeth.
Os"te*o*gen (?), n. [Osteo- + -gen.] (Physiol.) The soft tissue, or substance, which, in developing bone, ultimately undergoes ossification.
Os`te*o*gen"e*sis (?), Os`te*og"e*ny (?), n. [Osteo- + genesis, or the root of Gr. to be born: cf. F. ostéogénie.] (Physiol.) The formation or growth of bone.
Os`te*o*ge*net"ic (?), a. (Physiol.) Connected with osteogenesis, or the formation of bone; producing bone; as, osteogenetic tissue; the osteogenetic layer of the periosteum.
Os`te*o*gen"ic (?), a. (Physiol.) Osteogenetic.
Os`te*og"ra*pher (?), n. An osteologist.
Os`te*og"ra*phy (?), n. [Osteo- + -graphy.] The description of bones; osteology.
Os"te*oid (?), a. [Osteo- + -oid: cf. Gr. .] (Anat.) Resembling bone; bonelike.
Os"te*o*lite (?), n. [Osteo- + -lite.] (Min.) A massive impure apatite, or calcium phosphate.
Os`te*ol"o*ger (?), n. One versed in osteology; an osteologist.
Os`te*o*log"ic (?), Os`te*o*log"ic*al (?), a. [Cf. F. ostéologique.] Of or pertaining to osteology. -- Os`te*o*log"ic*al*ly, adv.
Os`te*ol"o*gist (?), n. One who is skilled in osteology; an osteologer.
Os`te*ol"o*gy (?), n. [Osteo- + -logy: cf. F. ostéologie.] The science which treats of the bones of the vertebrate skeleton.
Os`te*o"ma (?), n.; pl. Osteomata (#). [NL. See Osteo-, and -oma.] (Med.) A tumor composed mainly of bone; a tumor of a bone.
Os`te*o*ma*la"ci*a (?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. bone + softness.] (Med.) A disease of the bones, in which they lose their earthy material, and become soft, flexible, and distorted. Also called malacia.
Os"te*o*man`ty (?), n. [Osteo- Gr. divination.] Divination by means of bones. [R.]
Os"te*o*mere (?), n. [Osteo- + -mere.] (Anat.) An osteocomma.
Os"te*o*phone (?), n. [Gr. bone + voice.] An instrument for transmission of auditory vibrations through the bones of the head, so as to be appreciated as sounds by persons deaf from causes other than those affecting the nervous apparatus of hearing.
Os"te*o*plast (?), n. [Osteo- + Gr. to form.] (Anat.) An osteoblast.
Os`te*o*plas"tic (?), a. [Osteo- + -plastic.]
1. (Physiol.) Producing bone; as, osteoplastic cells.
2. (Med.) Of or pertaining to the replacement of bone; as, an osteoplastic operation.
Os"te*o*plas`ty (?), n. [Osteo- + -plasty.] (Med.) An operation or process by which the total or partial loss of a bone is remedied.
Os`te*op`ter*yg"i*ous (?), a. [Osteo- Gr. a fin.] (Zoöl.) Having bones in the fins, as certain fishes.
Os`te*o*sar*co"ma (?), n.; pl. Osteosarcomata (#). [NL. See Osteo-, and sarcoma.] (Med.) A tumor having the structure of a sacroma in which there is a deposit of bone; sarcoma connected with bone.
Os"te*o*tome (?), n. [Osteo- + Gr. .] (Surg.) Strong nippers or a chisel for dividing bone.
Os`te*ot"o*mist (?), n. One skilled in osteotomy.
Os`te*ot"o*my (?), n.
1. The dissection or anatomy of bones; osteology.
2. (Surg.) The operation of dividing a bone or of cutting a piece out of it, -- done to remedy deformity, etc.
Os`te*o*zo"a (?), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. a bone + an animal.] (Zoöl.) Same as Vertebrata.
Os"ti*a*ry (?), n.; pl. -ries (#). [L. ostium door, entrance. See Usher.]
1. The mouth of a river; an estuary. [R.]
Sir T. Browne.
2. One who keeps the door, especially the door of a church; a porter.
Os"tic (?), a. [From North American Indian oshtegwon a head.] Pertaining to, or applied to, the language of the Tuscaroras, Iroquois, Wyandots, Winnebagoes, and a part of the Sioux Indians.
Os"ti*ole (?), n. [L. ostiolum a little door, dim. of ostium a door: cf. F. ostiole.] (Bot.) (a) The exterior opening of a stomate. See Stomate. (b) Any small orifice.
Os*ti"tis (?), n. [NL.] (Med.) See Osteitis.
Os"ti*um (?), n.; pl. Ostia (#). [L.] (Anat.) An opening; a passage.
Ost"ler (?), n. See Hostler.
Ost"ler*ess, n. A female ostler. [R.]
Ost"ler*y (?), n. See Hostelry. [Obs.]
Ost"men (?), n. pl.; sing. Ostman. [See East, and Man.] East men; Danish settlers in Ireland, formerly so called.
Os*to"sis (?), n. [NL., from Gr. a bone.] (Physiol.) Bone formation; ossification. See Ectostosis, and Endostosis.
Os*tra"ce*a (?), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. shell of a testacean.] (Zoöl.) A division of bivalve mollusks including the oysters and allied shells.
Os*tra"cean (?), n. [L. ostrea an oyster. See Oyster.] (Zoöl.) Any one of a family of bivalves, of which the oyster is the type.
Os*tra"ci*on (?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. small shell.] (Zoöl.) A genus of plectognath fishes having the body covered with solid, immovable, bony plates. It includes the trunkfishes.
Os*tra"ci*ont (?), n. (Zoöl.) A fish of the genus Ostracion and allied genera.
Os"tra*cism (?), n. [Gr. , fr. to ostracize. See Ostracize.]
1. (Gr. Antiq.) Banishment by popular vote, -- a means adopted at Athens to rid the city of a person whose talent and influence gave umbrage.
2. Banishment; exclusion; as, social ostracism.
Public envy is as an ostracism, that eclipseth men when they grow too great.
Sentenced to a perpetual ostracism from the . . . confidence, and honors, and emoluments of his country.
Os"tra*cite (?), n. (Paleon.) A fossil oyster.
Os"tra*cize (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ostracized (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Ostracizing (?).] [Gr. , fr. a tile, a tablet used in voting, a shell; cf. oyster, bone. Cf. Osseous, Oyster.]
1. (Gr. Antiq.) To exile by ostracism; to banish by a popular vote, as at Athens.
2. To banish from society; to put under the ban; to cast out from social, political, or private favor; as, he was ostracized by his former friends.
Os*trac"o*da (?), n. pl. (Zoöl.) Ostracoidea.
Os`tra*coder"mi (?), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. shell of a testacean + skin.] (Zoöl.) A suborder of fishes of which Ostracion is the type.
Os"tra*coid (?), a. (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the Ostracoidea. -- n. One of the Ostracoidea.
Os`tra*coi"de*a (?), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. shell of a testacean + -oid.] (Zoöl.) An order of Entomostraca possessing hard bivalve shells. They are of small size, and swim freely about. [Written also Ostracoda.]
Os"tre*a (?), n. [L., an oyster.] (Zoöl.) A genus of bivalve Mollusca which includes the true oysters.
Os`tre*a"ceous (?), a. [L. ostrea an oyster. See Oyster.] (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to an oyster, or to a shell; shelly.
The crustaceous or ostreaceous body.
Os"tre*a*cul`ture (?), n. The artificial cultivation of oysters.
Os`tre*oph"a*gist (?), n. [Gr. an oyster + to eat.] One who feeds on oysters.
Os"trich (?), n. [OE. ostriche, ostrice, OF. ostruche, ostruce, F. autruche, L. avis struthio; avis bird + struthio ostrich, fr. Gr. , fr. bird, sparrow. Cf. Aviary, Struthious.] [Formerly written also estrich.] (Zoöl.) A large bird of the genus Struthio, of which Struthio camelus of Africa is the best known species. It has long and very strong legs, adapted for rapid running; only two toes; a long neck, nearly bare of feathers; and short wings incapable of flight. The adult male is about eight feet high.
&hand; The South African ostrich (Struthio australis) and the Asiatic ostrich are considered distinct species by some authors. Ostriches are now domesticated in South Africa in large numbers for the sake of their plumes. The body of the male is covered with elegant black plumose feathers, while the wings and tail furnish the most valuable white plumes.
Ostrich farm, a farm on which ostriches are bred for the sake of their feathers, oil, eggs, etc. -- Ostrich farming, the occupation of breeding ostriches for the sake of their feathers, etc. -- Ostrich fern (Bot.) a kind of fern (Onoclea Struthiopteris), the tall fronds of which grow in a circle from the rootstock. It is found in alluvial soil in Europe and North America.
Os*trif"er*ous (?), a. [L. ostrifer; ostrea oyster + ferre.] Producing oysters; containing oysters.
Os"tro*goth (?), n. [L. Ostrogothi, pl. See East, and Goth.] One of the Eastern Goths. See Goth.
Os`tro*goth"ic (?), a. Of or pertaining to the Ostrogoths.
Os*we"go tea" (?). (Bot.) An American aromatic herb (Monarda didyma), with showy, bright red, labiate flowers.
Ot`a*cous"tic (?), a. [Oto- + acoustic: cf. F. otacoustique.] Assisting the sense of hearing; as, an otacoustic instrument.
Ot`a*cous"tic (?), Ot`a*cous"ti*con (?), n. An instrument to facilitate hearing, as an ear trumpet.
O`ta*hei"te ap"ple (?). [So named from Otaheite, or Tahiti, one of the Society Islands.] (Bot.) (a) The fruit of a Polynesian anacardiaceous tree (Spondias dulcis), also called vi-apple. It is rather larger than an apple, and the rind has a flavor of turpentine, but the flesh is said to taste like pineapples. (b) A West Indian name for a myrtaceous tree (Jambosa Malaccensis) which bears crimson berries.
O*tal"gi*a (?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. ; , , the ear + pain: cf. F. otalgie.] (Med.) Pain in the ear; earache.
O*tal"gic (?), a. (Med.) Of or pertaining to otalgia. -- n. A remedy for otalgia.
O*tal"gy (?), n. Pain in the ear; otalgia.
O"ta*ry (?), n.; pl. Otaries (#). [Gr. large-eared, fr. , , ear: cf. F. otarie.] (Zoöl.) Any eared seal.
O"the*o*scope (?), n. [Gr. to push + -scope.] (Physics) An instrument for exhibiting the repulsive action produced by light or heat in an exhausted vessel; a modification of the radoimeter.
Oth"er (?) conj. [See Or.] Either; -- used with other or or for its correlative (as either . . . or are now used). [Obs.]
Other of chalk, other of glass.
Oth"er, pron. & a. [AS. er; akin to OS. āar, ar, D. & G. ander, OHG. andar, Icel. annarr, Sw. annan, Dan. anden, Goth. anar, Skr. antara: cf. L. alter; all orig. comparatives: cf. Skr. anya other. &root;180. Cf. Alter.] [Formerly other was used both as singular and plural.]
1. Different from that which, or the one who, has been specified; not the same; not identical; additional; second of two.
Each of them made other for to win.
Whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.
Matt. v. 39.
2. Not this, but the contrary; opposite; as, the other side of a river.
3. Alternate; second; -- used esp. in connection with every; as, every other day, that is, each alternate day, every second day.
4. Left, as opposed to right. [Obs.]
A distaff in her other hand she had.
&hand; Other is a correlative adjective, or adjective pronoun, often in contrast with one, some, that, this, etc.
The one shall be taken, and the other left.
Matt. xxiv. 4
And some fell among thorns . . . but other fell into good ground.
Matt. xiii. 7, 8.