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MOOD, m[=oo]d, _n._ fashion, manner: (_gram._) a. form of the verb to express the mode or manner of an action or of a state of being: (_logic_) the form of the syllogism as determined by the quantity and quality of its three constituent propositions: (_mus._) the arrangement of the intervals in the scale, as major and minor (see MODE). [_Mode._]

MOOD, m[=oo]d, _n._ disposition of mind: temporary state of the mind: anger, heat of temper.--_adv._ MOOD'ILY.--_n._ MOOD'INESS, gloominess, peevishness.--_adjs._ MOOD'Y, indulging in moods: out of humour: angry: sad: gloomy; MOOD'Y-MAD (_Shak._), mad with anger. [A.S. _mod_, mind; cf.

Ger. _muth_, courage.]

MOOKTAR, m[=oo]k'tar, _n._ a native lawyer in India. [Ar. _mukht[=a]r_, chosen.]

MOOL. A Scotch form of _mould_.


MOON, m[=oo]n, _n._ the secondary planet or satellite which revolves round the earth monthly, shining with reflected light: a satellite revolving about any other planet; a month: anything in the shape of a moon or crescent: (_fort._) a crescent-shaped outwork.--_v.t._ to adorn with moons or crescents.--_v.i._ to wander about or gaze vacantly at anything.--_n._ MOON'BEAM, a beam of light from the moon.--_adj._ MOON'-BLIND, dim-sighted, purblind.--_ns._ MOON'CALF, a monster, a deformed creature: a MOON'-CULMIN[=A]'TIONS, times of culmination of the limb of the moon with certain neighbouring stars, formerly used in determining longitude.--_adj._ MOONED, of or like the moon: having the figure of the moon marked upon it.--_ns._ MOON'ER, one who moons about; MOON'EYE, a disease affecting horses' eyes: a name of several American fishes; MOON'FACE, a full, round face--a point of beauty in the East.--_adj._ MOON'FACED.--_ns._ MOON'-FISH, a name applied to various fishes; MOON'-FLOWER, the ox-eye daisy; MOON'-GLADE, the track of moonlight on water.--_adj._ MOON'ISH, like the moon: variable: inconstant.--_n._ MOON'-KNIFE, a crescent-shaped knife used by leather-workers in shaving off the fleshy parts of skins.--_adj._ MOON'LESS, destitute of moonlight.--_n._ MOON'LIGHT, the light of the moon--sunlight reflected from the moon's surface.--_adj._ lighted by the moon: occurring during moonlight.--_ns._ MOON'LIGHTER, one of a band of cowardly ruffians in Ireland who committed agrarian outrages by night about 1880: a moonshiner; MOON'LIGHTING.--_adjs._ MOON'LIT, lit or illumined by the moon; MOON'-LOVED, loved by the moon.--_ns._ MOON'-MAD'NESS, lunacy, supposed to be caused by sleeping in full moonlight; MOON'-RAK'ER, a silly person; MOON'-RAK'ING, the following of crazy fancies; MOON'-SAIL, a small sail, sometimes carried above the sky-scraper; MOON'-SET, the setting of the moon; MOON'SHINE, the shining of the moon: (_fig._) show without reality: poached eggs with sauce: a month: (_U.S._) smuggled spirits; MOON'SHINER, a smuggler or illicit distiller of spirits.--_adj._ MOON'SHINY, lighted by the moon: visionary, unreal.--_n._ MOON'-STONE, a variety of feldspar presenting a pearly reflection from within.--_adj._ MOON'STRUCK, affected by the moon, lunatic, crazed.--_n._ MOON'WORT, any fern of the genus _Botrychium_.--_adj._ MOON'Y, relating to, or like, the moon or a crescent, bearing a crescent: round, as a shield: like moonlight, lighted by the moon: silly: sickly: tipsy.--_n._ a noodle.--MOONLIGHT FLITTING, a removal of one's furniture, &c., during night, to prevent it being seized for rent or debt. [A.S. _mona_; cf. Ger. _mond_, L. _mensis_, Gr. _m[=e]n[=e]_.]

MOONSHEE, m[=oo]n'sh[=e], _n._ in India, a secretary, interpreter, teacher of languages. [Ar. _munshi_.]

MOOP, m[=oo]p, _v.i._ (_Scot._) to nibble, browse.

MOOR, m[=oo]r, _n._ a large tract of untilled ground, often covered with heath, and having a poor, peaty soil: a heath.--_ns._ MOOR'COCK, MOOR'FOWL, the red grouse or heathcock found in moors; MOOR'HEN, the female moor-fowl: the water-hen; MOOR'-ILL (_Scot._), a kind of disease among cattle--also _Red-water_.--_adjs._ MOOR'ISH, MOOR'Y, resembling a moor: sterile: marshy: boggy.--_n._ MOOR'LAND, a tract of moor. [A.S. _mor_; Ice. _mor_, peat.]

MOOR, m[=oo]r, _v.t._ to fasten a ship by cable and anchor: to fix firmly.--_v.i._ to be fastened by cables or chains.--_ns._ MOOR'AGE, a place for mooring; MOOR'ING, act of mooring: that which serves to moor or confine a ship: in _pl._ the place or condition of a ship thus moored.

[Prob. Dut. _marren_, to tie, allied to A.S. _merran_ (in compound _amierran_), Old High Ger. _marrjan_, to hinder.]

MOOR, m[=oo]r, _n._ a member of the dark mixed Mauretanian and Arab race inhabiting Morocco and the Barbary coast: one of the Arab and Berber conquerors and occupants of Spain from 711 to 1492--same as _Arab_ or _Saracen_: a dark-coloured person generally, a negro.--_n._ MOOR'ERY, a quarter inhabited by MOORS.--_adj._ MOOR'ISH. [Fr. _more_, _maure_--L.

_maurus_--Gr. _mauros_, black.]

MOORVA, m[=oo]r'va, _n._ an East Indian silky fibre for cordage.--Also _Marool_, _Bowstring-hemp_.

MOOSE, m[=oo]s, _n._ the largest deer of America, resembling the European elk. [Algonkin _musu_.]

MOOT, m[=oo]t, _v.t._ to propose for discussion: to discuss: argue for practice.--_adj._ discussed or debated.--_n._ in early English history, the meeting of the assembled freemen, or their representatives, to regulate the affairs of the village or tun, the hundred, or the kingdom--_village-_ or _town-moot_, _hundred-moot_, folk-moot.--_adj._ MOOT'ABLE, that can be mooted or debated.--_ns._ MOOT'-CASE, MOOT'-POINT, a case, point, or question to be mooted or debated: an unsettled question; MOOT'-COURT, -HALL, a meeting or court for arguing supposed cases; MOOT'-HILL, a hill of meeting on which the moot was held. [A.S. _motian_--_mot_, _gemot_, an assembly, akin to _metan_, to meet.]

MOP, mop, _n._ a bunch of rags, &c., fixed, on a handle for washing floors, windows, or the like: anything at all like a mop: (_prov._) a hiring-fair.--_v.t._ to rub or wipe with a mop:--_pr.p._ mop'ping; _pa.t._ and _pa.p._ mopped.--_adj._ MOP'-HEAD'ED, having a shaggy, unkempt head of hair. [O. Fr. _mappe_--L. _mappa_, a napkin.]

MOP, mop, _n._ a grimace.--_v.i._ to make such.

MOPE, m[=o]p, _v.i._ to be silent and dispirited: to be dull or stupid.--_v.t._ to make spiritless.--_n._ a listless person, a drone--also MOP'US.--_adv._ MOP'INGLY.--_adj._ MOP'ISH, dull: spiritless.--_adv._ MOP'ISHLY, in a mopish manner.--_n._ MOP'ISHNESS. [Dut. _moppen_, to pout, sulk; Ger. _muffen_.]

MOPPET, mop'et, _n._ a doll of rags: a young girl--also MOP'SY, an untidy woman.--_adj._ MOP'SICAL, short-sighted: stupid.

MOPPY, mop'i, _adj._ (_slang_) tipsy.

MOPS, mops, _n._ a pug-dog.

MOPSTICK, mop'stik, _n._ in an old pianoforte movement, a rod which raises the damper as the key is depressed.--Also MAP'STICK.

MOPUS, mop'us, _n._ (_slang_) money.

MOQUETTE, m[=o]-ket', _n._ a material for carpets, with a loose velvety pile--the back thick canvas, &c. [Fr.]

MORA, m[=o]'ra, _n._ (_law_) delay, esp. unjustifiable. [L.]

MORA, m[=o]'ra, _n._ an ancient game played from China to Peru, the aim being to guess the number of fingers held out by a player. [It.]

MORAINE, mo-r[=a]n', _n._ a continuous line of rocks and gravel along the edges of glaciers.--_adj._ MORAIN'IC. [Fr.--Ger. (Bavarian) _mur_.]

MORAL, mor'al, _adj._ of or belonging to the manners or conduct of men: conformed to right, ethical, virtuous: capable of knowing right and wrong: subject to the moral law: instructing with regard to morals: supported by evidence of reason or probability--opp. to _Demonstrative_: belonging to the mind, or to the will: (_Shak._) moralising.--_n._ in _pl._ manners: the doctrine or practice of the duties of life: moral philosophy or ethics: conduct, esp. sexual conduct: in _sing._ the practical lesson given by anything: an emblem or allegory: (_slang_) a certainty, an exact counterpart.--_v.i._ to moralise.--_ns._ MOR'ALER (_Shak._), a moraliser; MORALIS[=A]'TION, act of moralising, explanation in a moral sense.--_v.t._ MOR'ALISE, to apply to a moral purpose: to explain in a moral sense.--_v.i._ to speak or write on moral subjects: to make moral reflections.--_ns._ MOR'ALISER; MOR'ALISM, a moral maxim; moral counsel: morality as distinct from religion; MOR'ALIST, one who teaches morals, or who practises moral duties: a merely moral as distinguished from a religious man: one who prides himself on his morality.--_adj._ MORALIST'IC.--_n._ MORAL'ITY, quality of being moral: that in an action which renders it right or wrong: the practice of moral duties apart from religion: virtue: the doctrine which treats of actions as being right or wrong: ethics: a kind of drama which grew out of mysteries and miracle-plays, and continued in fashion till Elizabeth's time, in which allegorical representations of the virtues and vices were introduced as _dramatis personae_.--_adv._ MOR'ALLY, in a moral manner: uprightly: to all intents and purposes, practically.--MORAL AGENT, one who acts under a knowledge of right and wrong; MORAL CERTAINTY, a likelihood so great as to be safely acted on, although not capable of being certainly proved; MORAL DEFEAT (see MORAL VICTORY); MORAL FACULTY (see MORAL SENSE); MORAL LAW, a law or rules for life and conduct, founded on what is right and wrong: the law of conscience; MORAL PHILOSOPHY, the science which treats of the qualities of actions as being right or wrong, and the duty of mankind with regard to such actions; MORAL SENSE, that power of the mind which knows or judges actions to be right or wrong, and determines conduct accordingly; MORAL THEOLOGY, ethics treated with reference to a divine source; MORAL VICTORY, a defeat in appearance, but in some important sense a real victory. [Fr.,--L. _moralis_--_mos_, _moris_, custom.]

MORALE, mo-ral', _n._ the state of a person's morals: mental state as regards spirit and confidence, esp. of a body of soldiers, &c. [Fr.]

MORASS, mo-ras', _n._ a tract of soft, wet ground: a marsh.--_adj._ MORASS'Y.--MORASS ORE, bog-iron ore. [Dut. _moeras_, a marsh.]

MORAT, m[=o]'rat, _n._ a drink made of honey and mulberry juice. [It.

_morato_--_moro_--L. _morum_.]

MORATORIUM, mo-ra-t[=o]'ri-um, _n._ an emergency act allowing a government bank to suspend payments in specie for a given time.

MORAVIAN, mo-r[=a]'vi-an, _adj._ pertaining to _Moravia_ or the Moravians.--_n._ one of a Christian denomination entitled _Unitas Fratrum_ of _United Brethren_, a small body of Protestants of extraordinary missionary energy, founded in the 15th century.--_n._ MOR[=A]'VIANISM, the doctrines of the Moravians.

MORAY, m[=o]'r[=a], _n._ an apodal eel-like fish of the Muraena family.--Also MA'RAY, MU'RAY, MUR'RY.

MORBID, mor'bid, _adj._ diseased, sickly: not healthful.--_n._ MORBID'ITY, the quality of being morbid: disease: the ratio of sickness in a community.--_adv._ MOR'BIDLY.--_n._ MORBIDNESS, sickliness.--_adjs._ MORBIF'ERAL, MORBIF'EROUS; MORBIF'IC, causing disease.--_n._ MORBIL'L[=I], measles.--_adjs._ MORBIL'LIFORM, like measles; MORBIL'LOUS, pertaining to measles; MORBOSE', proceeding from disease: morbid: not healthy.--_n._ MOR'BUS, disease. [Fr.,--L. _morbidus_--_morbus_, disease.]

MORBIDEZZA, mor-bi-det'za, _n._ that quality of flesh-painting which gives the impression of life. [It.]

MORCEAU, mor's[=o], _n._ a small bit: a dainty morsel:--_pl._ MOR'CEAUX (-s[=o]z). [Fr.]

MORDACIOUS, mor-d[=a]'shus, _adj._ given to biting: biting: (_fig._) sarcastic: severe.--_adv._ MORD[=A]'CIOUSLY.--_n._ MORDAC'ITY, quality of being mordacious: biting severity.--_adj._ MOR'DANT, biting, sarcastic, severe: serving to fix colours.--_n._ any substance, as alum, used to give permanency or brilliancy to dyes: a glutinous size as a ground for gilding, matter to make gold-leaf adhere: any corrosive liquid by which the biting in etching is effected.--_v.t._ to treat with a mordant.--_adv._ MOR'DANTLY.--_ns._ MOR'DICANCY, MORDIC[=A]'TION. [Fr.,--L. _mordax_, _mordacis_--_mord[=e]re_, to bite.]

MORDENT, mor'dent, _n._ a kind of trill in music, or the character indicating it. [It. _mordente_.]

MORE, m[=o]r, _adj._ (serves as _comp._ of MANY and MUCH) additional: other besides: greater (so in _B._).--_adv._ to a greater degree: again: longer.--_n._ a greater thing: something further or in addition:--_superl._ MOST (m[=o]st).--_adj._ M[=O]'RISH. insufficient: such that one wants more.--MORE AND MORE, continually increasing; MORE BY TOKEN, in proof of this, besides; MORE OR LESS, about: in round numbers.--ANY MORE, something additional: further; BE NO MORE, to have died; NO MORE, nothing in addition. [Including both M.E. _mo_, more in number--A.S. _ma_, more in number, and M. E. _more_, larger--A.S. _mara_, greater.]

MORE, m[=o]r, _n._ (_Spens._) a root. [A.S. _moru_, _more_, a carrot; Ger.


MORE, m[=o]'re, _adv._ after the manner of. [L., abl. of _mos_, a custom.]

MOREEN, mo-r[=e]n', _n._ a stout woollen or cotton and woollen stuff, used for petticoats, curtains, &c. [Fr. _moire_, mohair.]

MOREL, mor'el, or m[=o]-rel', _n._ any edible mushroom of the genus _Morchella_. [Fr. _morille_; prob. Old High Ger. _morhela_ (Ger.

_morchel_), a mushroom.]

MORELLO, m[=o]-rel'o, _n._ a dark-red variety of cherry, much used in cooking and for cherry brandy.--Also MOR'EL, or MOREL'. [It.,--Low L.

_morellus_, blackish--L. _maurus_, a blackamoor, or perh. for _morulus_, blackish--_morum_, a mulberry.]

MOREOVER, m[=o]r-[=o]'v[.e]r, _adv._ more over or beyond what has been said: further: besides: also.

MORESQUE, mo-resk', _adj._ done after the manner of the Moors.--_n._ a kind of ornamentation, same as arabesque--(_obs._) MORES'CO. [Fr.,--It.


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