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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Ring \Ring\ (r[i^]ng), v. t. [imp. {Rang} (r[a^]ng) or {Rung}
(r[u^]ng); p. p. {Rung}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ringing}.] [AS.
hringan; akin to Icel. hringja, Sw. ringa, Dan. ringe, OD.
ringhen, ringkelen. [root]19.]
1. To cause to sound, especially by striking, as a metallic
body; as, to ring a bell.

2. To make (a sound), as by ringing a bell; to sound.

The shard-borne beetle, with his drowsy hums, Hath
rung night's yawning peal. --Shak.

3. To repeat often, loudly, or earnestly.

{To ring a peal}, to ring a set of changes on a chime of

{To ring the changes upon}. See under {Change}.

{To ring in} or {out}, to usher, attend on, or celebrate, by
the ringing of bells; as, to ring out the old year and
ring in the new. --Tennyson.

{To ring the bells backward}, to sound the chimes, reversing
the common order; -- formerly done as a signal of alarm or
danger. --Sir W. Scott.

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See \See\, v. t. [imp. {Saw}; p. p. {Seen}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Seeing}.] [OE. seen, sen, seon, As. se['o]n; akin to OFries.
s[=i]a, D. zien, OS. & OHG. sehan, G. sehen, Icel. sj[=a],
Sw. se, Dan. see, Goth. sa['i]hwan, and probably to L. sequi
to follow (and so originally meaning, to follow with the
eyes). Gr. ??????, Skr. sac. Cf. {Sight}, {Sun} to follow.]
1. To perceive by the eye; to have knowledge of the existence
and apparent qualities of by the organs of sight; to
behold; to descry; to view.

I will new turn aside, and see this great sight.
--Ex. iii. 3.

2. To perceive by mental vision; to form an idea or
conception of; to note with the mind; to observe; to
discern; to distinguish; to understand; to comprehend; to

Go, I pray thee, see whether it be well with thy
brethren. --Gen. xxxvii.

Jesus saw that he answered discreetly. --Mark xii.

Who 's so gross That seeth not this palpable device?

3. To follow with the eyes, or as with the eyes; to watch; to
regard attentivelly; to look after. --Shak.

I had a mind to see him out, and therefore did not
care for centradicting him. --Addison.

4. To have an interview with; especially, to make a call
upon; to visit; as, to go to see a friend.

And Samuel came no more to see Saul untill the day
of his death. --1 Sam. xv.

5. To fall in with; to have intercourse or communication
with; hence, to have knowledge or experience of; as, to
see military service.

Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast
afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen
evil. --Ps. xc. 15.

Verily, verily, I say unto you, if a man keep my
saying, he shall never see death. --John viii.

Improvement in visdom and prudence by seeing men.

6. To accompany in person; to escort; to wait upon; as, to
see one home; to see one aboard the cars.

{God you} ({him, or me}, etc.) {see}, God keep you (him, me,
etc.) in his sight; God protect you. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

{To see} (anything) {out}, to see (it) to the end; to be
present at, or attend, to the end.

{To see stars}, to see flashes of light, like stars; --
sometimes the result of concussion of the head. [Colloq.]

{To see (one) through}, to help, watch, or guard (one) to the
end of a course or an undertaking.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Sell \Sell\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sold}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Selling}.] [OE. sellen, sillen, AS. sellan, syllan, to give,
to deliver; akin to OS. sellian, OFries. sella, OHG. sellen,
Icel. selja to hand over, to sell, Sw. s["a]lja to sell, Dan.
s?lge, Goth. saljan to offer a sacrifice; all from a noun
akin to E. sale. Cf. {Sale}.]
1. To transfer to another for an equivalent; to give up for a
valuable consideration; to dispose of in return for
something, especially for money.

If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast,
and give to the poor. --Matt. xix.

I am changed; I'll go sell all my land. --Shak.

Note: Sell is corellative to buy, as one party buys what the
other sells. It is distinguished usually from exchange
or barter, in which one commodity is given for another;
whereas in selling the consideration is usually money,
or its representative in current notes.

2. To make a matter of bargain and sale of; to accept a price
or reward for, as for a breach of duty, trust, or the
like; to betray.

You would have sold your king to slaughter. --Shak.

3. To impose upon; to trick; to deceive; to make a fool of;
to cheat. [Slang] --Dickens.

{To sell one's life dearly}, to cause much loss to those who
take one's life, as by killing a number of one's

{To sell} (anything) {out}, to dispose of it wholly or
entirely; as, he had sold out his corn, or his interest in
a business.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Out \Out\, adv. [OE. out, ut, oute, ute, AS. [=u]t, and [=u]te,
[=u]tan, fr. [=u]t; akin to D. uit, OS. [=u]t, G. aus, OHG.
[=u]z, Icel. [=u]t, Sw. ut, Dan. ud, Goth. ut, Skr. ud.
[root]198. Cf. {About}, {But}, prep., {Carouse}, {Utter}, a.]
In its original and strict sense, out means from the interior
of something; beyond the limits or boundary of somethings; in
a position or relation which is exterior to something; --
opposed to {in} or {into}. The something may be expressed
after of, from, etc. (see {Out of}, below); or, if not
expressed, it is implied; as, he is out; or, he is out of the
house, office, business, etc.; he came out; or, he came out
from the ship, meeting, sect, party, etc. Out is used in a
variety of applications, as:

1. Away; abroad; off; from home, or from a certain, or a
usual, place; not in; not in a particular, or a usual,
place; as, the proprietor is out, his team was taken out.
``My shoulder blade is out.'' --Shak.

He hath been out (of the country) nine years.

2. Beyond the limits of concealment, confinement, privacy,
constraint, etc., actual of figurative; hence, not in
concealment, constraint, etc., in, or into, a state of
freedom, openness, disclosure, publicity, etc.; as, the
sun shines out; he laughed out, to be out at the elbows;
the secret has leaked out, or is out; the disease broke
out on his face; the book is out.

Leaves are out and perfect in a month. --Bacon.

She has not been out [in general society] very long.
--H. James.

3. Beyond the limit of existence, continuance, or supply; to
the end; completely; hence, in, or into, a condition of
extinction, exhaustion, completion; as, the fuel, or the
fire, has burned out. ``Hear me out.'' --Dryden.

Deceitiful men shall not live out half their days.
--Ps. iv. 23.

When the butt is out, we will drink water. --Shak.

4. Beyond possession, control, or occupation; hence, in, or
into, a state of want, loss, or deprivation; -- used of
office, business, property, knowledge, etc.; as, the
Democrats went out and the Whigs came in; he put his money
out at interest. ``Land that is out at rack rent.''
--Locke. ``He was out fifty pounds.'' --Bp. Fell.

I have forgot my part, and I am out. --Shak.

5. Beyond the bounds of what is true, reasonable, correct,
proper, common, etc.; in error or mistake; in a wrong or
incorrect position or opinion; in a state of disagreement,
opposition, etc.; in an inharmonious relation. ``Lancelot
and I are out.'' --Shak.

Wicked men are strangely out in the calculating of
their own interest. --South.

Very seldom out, in these his guesses. --Addison.

6. Not in the position to score in playing a game; not in the
state or turn of the play for counting or gaining scores.

Note: Out is largely used in composition as a prefix, with
the same significations that it has as a separate word;
as outbound, outbreak, outbuilding, outcome, outdo,
outdoor, outfield. See also the first Note under
{Over}, adv.

{Day in, day out}, from the beginning to the limit of each of
several days; day by day; every day.

{Out and out}.
(a) adv. Completely; wholly; openly.
(b) adj. Without any reservation or disguise; absolute;
as, an out and out villain. [As an {adj}. written also

{Out at}, {Out in}, {Out on}, etc., elliptical phrases, that
to which out refers as a source, origin, etc., being
omitted; as, out (of the house and) at the barn; out (of
the house, road, fields, etc., and) in the woods.

Three fishers went sailing out into the west, Out
into the west, as the sun went down. --C. Kingsley.

Note: In these lines after out may be understood, ``of the
harbor,'' ``from the shore,'' ``of sight,'' or some
similar phrase. The complete construction is seen in
the saying: ``Out of the frying pan into the fire.''

{Out from}, a construction similar to {out of} (below). See
{Of} and {From}.

{Out of}, a phrase which may be considered either as composed
of an adverb and a preposition, each having its
appropriate office in the sentence, or as a compound
preposition. Considered as a preposition, it denotes, with
verbs of movement or action, from the interior of; beyond
the limit: from; hence, origin, source, motive, departure,
separation, loss, etc.; -- opposed to {in} or {into}; also
with verbs of being, the state of being derived, removed,
or separated from. Examples may be found in the phrases
below, and also under Vocabulary words; as, out of breath;
out of countenance.

{Out of cess}, beyond measure, excessively. --Shak.

{Out of character}, unbecoming; improper.

{Out of conceit with}, not pleased with. See under {Conceit}.

{Out of date}, not timely; unfashionable; antiquated.

{Out of door}, {Out of doors}, beyond the doors; from the
house; in, or into, the open air; hence, figuratively,
shut out; dismissed. See under {Door}, also,
{Out-of-door}, {Outdoor}, {Outdoors}, in the Vocabulary.
``He 's quality, and the question's out of door,''

{Out of favor}, disliked; under displeasure.

{Out of frame}, not in correct order or condition; irregular;
disarranged. --Latimer.

{Out of hand}, immediately; without delay or preparation.
``Ananias . . . fell down and died out of hand.''

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Out \Out\, n.
1. One who, or that which, is out; especially, one who is out
of office; -- generally in the plural.

2. A place or space outside of something; a nook or corner;
an angle projecting outward; an open space; -- chiefly
used in the phrase ins and outs; as, the ins and outs of a
question. See under {In}.

3. (Print.) A word or words omitted by the compositor in
setting up copy; an omission.

{To make an out} (Print.), to omit something, in setting or
correcting type, which was in the copy.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Out \Out\, v. t.
1. To cause to be out; to eject; to expel.

A king outed from his country. --Selden.

The French have been outed of their holds. --Heylin.

2. To come out with; to make known. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

3. To give out; to dispose of; to sell. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Out \Out\, v. i.
To come or go out; to get out or away; to become public.
``Truth will out.'' --Shak.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Out \Out\, interj.
Expressing impatience, anger, a desire to be rid of; -- with
the force of command; go out; begone; away; off.

Out, idle words, servants to shallow fools ! --Shak.

{Out upon} or {on!} equivalent to ``shame upon!'' ``away
with!'' as, out upon you!

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Outer \Out"er\ (out"[~e]r), a. [Compar. of {Out}.] [AS. [=u]tor,
compar. of [=u]t, adv., out. See {Out}, {Utter}, a.]
Being on the outside; external; farthest or farther from the
interior, from a given station, or from any space or position
regarded as a center or starting place; -- opposed to
{inner}; as, the outer wall; the outer court or gate; the
outer stump in cricket; the outer world.

{Outer bar}, in England, the body of junior (or utter)
barristers; -- so called because in court they occupy a
place beyond the space reserved for Queen's counsel.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Veer \Veer\, v. t.
To direct to a different course; to turn; to wear; as, to
veer, or wear, a vessel.

{To veer and haul} (Naut.), to pull tight and slacken
alternately. --Totten.

{To veer away} or {out} (Naut.), to let out; to slacken and
let run; to pay out; as, to veer away the cable; to veer
out a rope.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Dig \Dig\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dug}or {Digged}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Digging}. -- Digged is archaic.] [OE. diggen, perh. the same
word as diken, dichen (see {Dike}, {Ditch}); cf. Dan. dige to
dig, dige a ditch; or (?) akin to E. 1st dag. ???.]
1. To turn up, or delve in, (earth) with a spade or a hoe; to
open, loosen, or break up (the soil) with a spade, or
other sharp instrument; to pierce, open, or loosen, as if
with a spade.

Be first to dig the ground. --Dryden.

2. To get by digging; as, to dig potatoes, or gold.

3. To hollow out, as a well; to form, as a ditch, by removing
earth; to excavate; as, to dig a ditch or a well.

4. To thrust; to poke. [Colloq.]

You should have seen children . . . dig and push
their mothers under the sides, saying thus to them:
Look, mother, how great a lubber doth yet wear
pearls. --Robynson

{To dig down}, to undermine and cause to fall by digging; as,
to dig down a wall.

{To dig from}, {out of}, {out}, or {up}, to get out or obtain
by digging; as, to dig coal from or out of a mine; to dig
out fossils; to dig up a tree. The preposition is often
omitted; as, the men are digging coal, digging iron ore,
digging potatoes.

{To dig in}, to cover by digging; as, to dig in manure.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden
of Eden to dress it. --Gen. ii. 15.

When he dresseth the lamps he shall burn incense. --Ex.
xxx. 7.

Three hundred horses . . . smoothly dressed. --Dryden.

Dressing their hair with the white sea flower. --Tennyson

If he felt obliged to expostulate, he might have dressed
his censures in a kinder form. --Carlyle.
(b) To cut to proper dimensions, or give proper shape to,
as to a tool by hammering; also, to smooth or finish.
(c) To put in proper condition by appareling, as the body;
to put clothes upon; to apparel; to invest with
garments or rich decorations; to clothe; to deck.

Dressed myself in such humility. -- Shak.

Prove that ever Idress myself handsome till thy
return. --Shak.
(d) To break and train for use, as a horse or other

{To dress up} or {out}, to dress elaborately, artificially,
or pompously. ``You see very often a king of England or
France dressed up like a Julius C[ae]sar.'' --Addison.

{To dress a ship} (Naut.), to ornament her by hoisting the
national colors at the peak and mastheads, and setting the
jack forward; when dressed full, the signal flags and
pennants are added. --Ham. Nav. Encyc.

Syn: To attire; apparel; clothe; accouter; array; robe; rig;
trim; deck; adorn; embellish.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Bowl \Bowl\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bowled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To roll, as a bowl or cricket ball.

Break all the spokes and fellies from her wheel, And
bowl the round nave down the hill of heaven. --Shak.

2. To roll or carry smoothly on, or as on, wheels; as, we
were bowled rapidly along the road.

3. To pelt or strike with anything rolled.

Alas, I had rather be set quick i' the earth, And
bowled to death with turnips? --Shak.

{To bowl} (a player) {out}, in cricket, to put out a striker
by knocking down a bail or a stump in bowling.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: not in; or in or into the open; "has been out all day"; "out
to lunch"; "the sun is out" [syn: {out(p)}] [ant: {in(p)}]
2: (baseball) not allowed to continue to bat or run; "he was
tagged out at second on a close play"; "he fanned out"
[syn: {out(p)}, {retired}] [ant: {safe(p)}]
3: of a fire; being out or having grown cold; "threw his
extinct cigarette into the stream"; "faint smoke from the
extinguished candle"; "the fire is out"; "the quenched
flames" [syn: {extinct}, {extinguished}, {out(p)}, {quenched}]
4: not worth considering as a possibility; "a picnic is out
because of the weather" [syn: {out(p)}]
5: out of power; especially having been unsuccessful in an
election; "now the Democrats are out" [syn: {out(a)}]
6: excluded from use or mention; "forbidden fruit"; "in our
house dancing and playing cards were out"; "a taboo
subject" [syn: {forbidden}, {out(p)}, {prohibited}, {proscribed},
{taboo}, {tabu}, {verboten}]
7: directed outward or serving to direct something outward;
"the out doorway"; "the out basket" [syn: {out(a)}]
8: no longer fashionable; "that style is out these days"
9: outside or external; "the out surface of a ship's hull"
[syn: {out(a)}]
10: outer or outlying; "the out islands"
11: knocked unconscious by a heavy blow [syn: {knocked out(p)},
{kayoed}, {KO'd}, {out(p)}, {stunned}]
n : a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in
baseball; "you only get 3 outs per inning"
adv 1: outside of an enclosed space; "she is out" [ant: {in}]
2: outward from a reference point; "he kicked his legs out"
3: away from home; "they went out last night"
4: from one's possession; "he gave out money to the poor";
"gave away the tickets" [syn: {away}]
v 1: to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality; "This
actor outed last year" [syn: {come out of the closet}, {come
2: reveal somebody else's homosexuality; "This actor was outed
last week"
3: be made known; be disclosed or revealed; "The truth will
out" [syn: {come out}]

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