Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)
Mith`ri*dat"ic (?), a. Of or pertaining to King Mithridates, or to a mithridate.
Mit"i*ga*ble (?), a. Admitting of mitigation; that may be mitigated.
Mit"i*gant (?), a. [L. mitigans, p.pr. of mitigare. See Mitigate.] Tending to mitigate; mitigating; lentitive.
Mit"i*gate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mitigated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Mitigating.] [L. mitigatus, p.p. of mitigare to soften, mitigate; mitis mild, soft + the root of agere to do, drive.]
1. To make less severe, intense, harsh, rigorous, painful, etc.; to soften; to meliorate; to alleviate; to diminish; to lessen; as, to mitigate heat or cold; to mitigate grief.
2. To make mild and accessible; to mollify; -- applied to persons. [Obs.]
This opinion ... mitigated kings into companions.
Syn. -- To alleviate; assuage; allay. See Alleviate.
Mit`i*ga"tion (?), n. [OE. mitigacioun, F. mitigation, fr. L. mitigatio.] The act of mitigating, or the state of being mitigated; abatement or diminution of anything painful, harsh, severe, afflictive, or calamitous; as, the mitigation of pain, grief, rigor, severity, punishment, or penalty.
Syn. -- Alleviation; abatement; relief.
Mit"i*ga*tive (?), a. [L. mitigativus: cf. F. mitigatif.] Tending to mitigate; alleviating.
Mit"i*ga`tor (?), n. One who, or that which, mitigates.
Mit"i*ga*to*ry (?), a. Tending to mitigate or alleviate; mitigative.
Mit"ing (?), n. [From Mite.] A little one; -- used as a term of endearment. [Obs.]
Mi"tome (?), n. [Gr. a thread.] (Biol.) The denser part of the protoplasm of a cell.
Mi*to"sis (?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. a thread.] (Biol.) See Karyokinesis.
Mi`traille" (?), n. [F. See Mitrailleur.] Shot or bits of iron used sometimes in loading cannon.
Mi`tra`illeur" (?), n. [F.] (Mil.) One who serves a mitrailleuse.
Mi`tra`illeuse" (?), n. [F., fr. mitrailler to fire grapeshot, fr. mitraille old iron, grapeshot, dim. of OF. mite a mite.] (Mil.) A breech-loading machine gun consisting of a number of barrels fitted together, so arranged that the barrels can be fired simultaneously, or successively, and rapidly.
Mi"tral (?), a. [Cf. F. mitral. See Miter.] Pertaining to a miter; resembling a miter; as, the mitral valve between the left auricle and left ventricle of the heart.
Mi"tre (?), n. & v. See Miter.
Mit"ri*form (?), a. [Miter + -form: cf. F. mitriforme.] Having the form of a miter, or a peaked cap; as, a mitriform calyptra.
Mitt (?), n. [Abbrev. fr. mitten.] A mitten; also, a covering for the wrist and hand and not for the fingers.
Mit"ten (?), n. [OE. mitaine, meteyn, F. mitaine, perh. of Celtic origin; cf. Ir. miotog, Gael. miotag, Ir. & Gael. mutan a muff, a thick glove. Cf. Mitt.]
1. A covering for the hand, worn to defend it from cold or injury. It differs from a glove in not having a separate sheath for each finger.
2. A cover for the wrist and forearm.
To give the mitten to, to dismiss as a lover; to reject the suit of. [Colloq.] -- To handle without mittens, to treat roughly; to handle without gloves. [Colloq.]
Mit"tened (?), a. Covered with a mitten or mittens. Mittened hands."
Mit"tent (?), a. [L. mittens, p.pr. of mittere to send.] Sending forth; emitting. [Obs.]
Mit"ti*mus (?), n. [L., we send, fr. mittere to send.] (Law) (a) A precept or warrant granted by a justice for committing to prison a party charged with crime; a warrant of commitment to prison. Burrill. (b) A writ for removing records from one court to another. Brande & C.
Mit"ter's green` (?). (Chem.) A pigment of a green color, the chief constituent of which is oxide of chromium.
Mit"ty (?), n. The stormy petrel. [Prov. Eng.]
Mi"tu (?), n. [Braz. mitu poranga.] (Zoöl.) A South American curassow of the genus Mitua.
Mit"y (?), a. [From Mite.] Having, or abounding with, mites.
Mix (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mixed (?) (less properly Mixt); p. pr. & vb. n. Mixing.] [AS. miscan; akin to OHG. misken, G. mischen, Russ. mieshate, W. mysgu, Gael. measg, L. miscere, mixtum, Gr. , , Skr. miçra mixed. The English word has been influenced by L. miscere, mixtum (cf. Mixture), and even the AS. miscan may have been borrowed fr. L. miscere. Cf. Admix, Mash to bruise, Meddle.]
1. To cause a promiscuous interpenetration of the parts of, as of two or more substances with each other, or of one substance with others; to unite or blend into one mass or compound, as by stirring together; to mingle; to blend; as, to mix flour and salt; to mix wines.
Fair persuasions mixed with sugared words.
2. To unite with in company; to join; to associate.
Ephraim, he hath mixed himself among the people.
Hos. vii. 8.
3. To form by mingling; to produce by the stirring together of ingredients; to compound of different parts.
Hast thou no poison mixed?
I have chosen an argument mixed of religious and civil considerations.
Mix (?), v. i.
1. To become united into a compound; to be blended promiscuously together.
2. To associate; to mingle.
He had mixed
Again in fancied safety with his kind.
Mix"a*ble (?), a. Capable of being mixed.
Mixed (?), a. Formed by mixing; united; mingled; blended. See Mix, v. t. & i.
Mixed action (Law), a suit combining the properties of a real and a personal action. -- Mixed angle, a mixtilineal angle. -- Mixed fabric, a textile fabric composed of two or more kinds of fiber, as a poplin. -- Mixed marriage, a marriage between persons of different races or religions; specifically, one between a Roman Catholic and a Protestant. -- Mixed number, a whole number and a fraction taken together. -- Mixed train, a railway train containing both passenger and freight cars. -- Mixed voices (Mus.), voices of both males and females united in the same performance.
Mix"ed*ly (?), adv. In a mixed or mingled manner.
Mix"en (?), n. [AS. mixen, myxen, fr. meohx, meox, dung, filth; akin to E. mist. See Mist.] A compost heap; a dunghill.
Mix"er (?), n. One who, or that which, mixes.
Mix*og"a*mous (?), a. [Gr. a mixing + marriage.] (Zoöl.) Pairing with several males; -- said of certain fishes of which several males accompany each female during spawning.
Mix`o*lyd"i*an mode` (?). [Gr. a mixing + E. Lydian.] (Mus.) The seventh ecclesiastical mode, whose scale commences on G.
Mix`ti*lin"e*al (?), Mix`ti*lin"e*ar (?), a. [L. mixtus mixed (p.p. of miscere to mix) + E. lineal, linear.] Containing, or consisting of, lines of different kinds, as straight, curved, and the like; as, a mixtilinear angle, that is, an angle contained by a straight line and a curve. [R.]
Mix"tion (?), n. [L. mixtio, mistio: cf. F. mixtion. See Mistion, Mix.]
1. Mixture. [Obs.]
2. A kind of cement made of mastic, amber, etc., used as a mordant for gold leaf.
Mixt"ly (?), adv. With mixture; in a mixed manner; mixedly.
Mix"ture (?), n. [L. mixtura, fr. miscere, mixtum, to mix: cf. F. mixture. See Mix.]
1. The act of mixing, or the state of being mixed; as, made by a mixture of ingredients.
2. That which results from mixing different ingredients together; a compound; as, to drink a mixture of molasses and water; -- also, a medley.
There is also a mixture of good and evil wisely distributed by God, to serve the ends of his providence.
3. An ingredient entering into a mixed mass; an additional ingredient.
Cicero doubts whether it were possible for a community to exist that had not a prevailing mixture of piety in its constitution.
4. (Med.) A kind of liquid medicine made up of many ingredients; esp., as opposed to solution, a liquid preparation in which the solid ingredients are not completely dissolved.
5. (Physics & Chem.) A mass of two or more ingredients, the particles of which are separable, independent, and uncompounded with each other, no matter how thoroughly and finely commingled; -- contrasted with a compound; thus, gunpowder is a mechanical mixture of carbon, sulphur, and niter.
6. (Mus.) An organ stop, comprising from two to five ranges of pipes, used only in combination with the foundation and compound stops; -- called also furniture stop. It consists of high harmonics, or overtones, of the ground tone.
Syn. -- Union; admixture; intermixture; medley.
Miz"maze` (?), n. A maze or labyrinth. [Obs.]
Miz"zen (?), a. [It. mezzana, fr. mezzano middle, fr. mezzo middle, half: cf. F. misaine foresail. See Mezzo.] (Naut.) Hindmost; nearest the stern; as, the mizzen shrouds, sails, etc.
Miz"zen, n. (Naut.) The hindmost of the fore and aft sails of a three-masted vessel; also, the spanker.
Miz"zen*mast (?), n. (Naut.) The hindmost mast of a three-masted vessel, or of a yawl-rigged vessel.
Miz"zle (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Mizzled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Mizzling (?).] [See Misle, and cf. Mistle.]
1. To rain in very fine drops.
2. To take one's self off; to go. [Slang]
As long as George the Fourth could reign, he reigned,
And then he mizzled.
Epigram, quoted by Wright.
Miz"zle, n. Mist; fine rain.
Miz"zy (?), n. [Cf. F. moisi moldy, musty, p.p. of moisir to mold, fr. L. mucere to be moldy.] A bog or quagmire. [Obs.]
Mne*mon"ic (?), Mne*mon"ic*al (?), a. [Gr. , fr. mindful, remembering, memory, to think on, remember; akin to E. mind.] Assisting in memory.
Mne`mo*ni"cian (?), n. One who instructs in the art of improving or using the memory.
Mne*mon"ics (?), n. [Gr. : cf. F. mnémonique.] The art of memory; a system of precepts and rules intended to assist the memory; artificial memory.
Mne*mos"y*ne (?), n. [L., fr. Gr. remembrance, memory, and the goddess of memory. See Mnemonic.] (Class Myth.) The goddess of memory and the mother of the Muses.
Mne"mo*tech`ny (?), n. [Gr. memory + art: cf. F. mnémotechnie.] Mnemonics.
Mo (?), a., adv., & n. [Written also moe.] [AS. mā. See More.] More; -- usually, more in number. [Obs.]
An hundred thousand mo.
Likely to find mo to commend than to imitate it.
-mo (?). A suffix added to the names of certain numerals or to the numerals themselves, to indicate the number of leaves made by folding a sheet of paper; as, sixteenmo or 16mo; eighteenmo or 18mo. It is taken from the Latin forms similarly used; as, duodecimo, sextodecimo, etc. A small circle, placed after the number and near its top, is often used for -mo; as, 16\'f8, 18\'f8, etc.
Mo"a (?), n. [Native name.] (Zoöl.) Any one of several very large extinct species of wingless birds belonging to Dinornis, and other related genera, of the suborder Dinornithes, found in New Zealand. They are allied to the apteryx and the ostrich. They were probably exterminated by the natives before New Zealand was discovered by Europeans. Some species were much larger than the ostrich.
Mo"ab*ite (?), n. One of the posterity of Moab, the son of Lot. (Gen. xix. 37.) Also used adjectively.
Mo"ab*i`tess (?), n. A female Moabite.
Ruth i. 22.
Mo"ab*i`tish (?), a. Moabite.
Ruth ii. 6.
Moan (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Moaned (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Moaning.] [AS. mnan to moan, also, to mean; but in the latter sense perh. a different word. Cf. Mean to intend.]
1. To make a low prolonged sound of grief or pain, whether articulate or not; to groan softly and continuously.
Unpitied and unheard, where misery moans.
Let there bechance him pitiful mischances,
To make him moan.
2. To emit a sound like moan; -- said of things inanimate; as, the wind moans.
Moan, v. t.
1. To bewail audibly; to lament.
Ye floods, ye woods, ye echoes, moan
My dear Columbo, dead and gone.
2. To afflict; to distress. [Obs.]
Which infinitely moans me.
Beau. & Fl.
Moan, n. [OE. mone. See Moan, v. i.]
1. A low prolonged sound, articulate or not, indicative of pain or of grief; a low groan.
Sullen moans, hollow groans.
2. A low mournful or murmuring sound; -- of things.
Rippling waters made a pleasant moan.
Moan"ful (?), a. Full of moaning; expressing sorrow. -- Moan"ful*ly, adv.
Moat (?), n. [OF. mote hill, dike, bank, F. motte clod, turf: cf. Sp. & Pg. mota bank or mound of earth, It. motta clod, LL. mota, motta, a hill on which a fort is built, an eminence, a dike, Prov. G. mott bog earth heaped up; or perh. F. motte, and OF. mote, are from a LL. p.p. of L. movere to move (see Move). The name of moat, properly meaning, bank or mound, was transferred to the ditch adjoining: cf. F. dike and ditch.] (Fort.) A deep trench around the rampart of a castle or other fortified place, sometimes filled with water; a ditch.
Moat, v. t. To surround with a moat.
Moate (?), v. i. [See Mute to molt.] To void the excrement, as a bird; to mute. [Obs.]
Mob (?), n. [See Mobcap.] A mobcap.
Mob, v. t. To wrap up in, or cover with, a cowl. [R.]
Mob, n. [L. mobile vulgus, the movable common people. See Mobile, n.]
1. The lower classes of a community; the populace, or the lowest part of it.
A cluster of mob were making themselves merry with their betters.
2. Hence: A throgn; a rabble; esp., an unlawful or riotous assembly; a disorderly crowd.
The mob of gentlemen who wrote with ease.
Had every Athenian citizen been a Socrates, every Athenian assembly would still have been a mob.
Confused by brainless mobs.
Mob law, law administered by the mob; lynch law. -- Swell mob, well dressed thieves and swindlers, regarded collectively. [Slang] Dickens.
Mob, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mobbed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Mobbing.] To crowd about, as a mob, and attack or annoy; as, to mob a house or a person.
Mob"bish (?), a. Like a mob; tumultuous; lawless; as, a mobbish act.
Mob"cap` (?), n. [D. mop-muts; OD. mop a woman's coif + D. muts cap.] A plain cap or headdress for women or girls; especially, one tying under the chin by a very broad band, generally of the same material as the cap itself.
Mo"bile (?), a. [L. mobilis, for movibilis, fr. movere to move: cf. F. mobile. See Move.]
1. Capable of being moved; not fixed in place or condition; movable. Fixed or else mobile."
2. Characterized by an extreme degree of fluidity; moving or flowing with great freedom; as, benzine and mercury are mobile liquids; -- opposed to viscous, viscoidal, or oily.
3. Easily moved in feeling, purpose, or direction; excitable; changeable; fickle.
Testament of Love.
The quick and mobile curiosity of her disposition.
4. Changing in appearance and expression under the influence of the mind; as, mobile features.
5. (Physiol.) Capable of being moved, aroused, or excited; capable of spontaneous movement.
Mo"bile (?), n. [L. mobile vulgus. See Mobile, a., and cf. 3d Mob.] The mob; the populace. [Obs.] The unthinking mobile."