Worcester's Academic Dictionary; A New Etymological Dictionary of the English Language

Worcester's Academic Dictionary; A New Etymological Dictionary of the English Language

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...n. L. modficatio. The act of modifying; state of being modified; variation. Mod'i-f i-er, n. He who or that which modifies. Mod'i-fy, v. a. Fr. modifier; L. modificare; modus, a measure, and facere, to make. pp. modifying, modified. To qualify; toshape; tosoften. Mo-dil'lion (mo-dil'yun), n. Fr. modUlon; It. modiglione; L. modulus, a model (q. v.). (Arch.) An ornament in columns; a console or bracket. Mo'djsh, a. Conformed to the mode; stylish. Mo-diste, n. Fr. A milliner; a dress-maker. Mod'u-late (mod'yu-Iiit), v. a. & v. n. L. modu lari, modulatus, to regulate, to control; modus, a measure, moderation. pp. modulating, modulated. To inflect or adapt, as the voice or sounds; to form sound to a certain key; to attune. Mod-u-la'tion, n. L. modalatio. The act of modulating; inflection of the voice; harmony. Mod'ule (mod'yyl). n. Fr.--See Model. A representation; a model. Mod'u-lus, n. L.--See Model. A constant factor in a variable function. Mo'dus, ?i. L.--See Mode. L. pi. Mo'di; Eng. Mo'dus-es.. Mode; manner.--(Law.) A compensation for tithes; a consideration. Mo-gul n. Per. Moghol, a Mongolian. The title of former East-Indian emperors. Mo'hair, n. Fr.; 0. Fr. mouaire; Arab, mukhayyar, camlet, hair-cloth, Goats' hair, or cloth made of it. Mo-h&m'me-dan, w. A follower of Mohammed; a Mahometan.' med; Mahomctaniem; Islam. Mo-ham'me-dan-Tgm, n. The religion of MohamMoi'dore, n. Port, moeda de ovro, money of gold. A Portuguese coin, rated at about 1 Is. sterling (about $6.53). Moi'e-ty, n. Fr. moMe"; L. medietas, a middle course. Half; one of two equal parts. Moil, r. a. Fr. mouiller, 0. Fr. moiler, to drench, to soak; L. mollis, soft. pp. moiling, moiled. To daub with dirt; to defile.--2, v. n. To labor; to toil; to drudge.--3, n....
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