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FORHENT, for-hent', _v.t._ (_Spens._) to overtake.

FORHOW, for-how', _v.t._ (_Scot._) to desert or abandon. [A.S. _forhogian_, pfx. _for-_, away, _hogian_, to care.]

FORISFAMILIATE, f[=o]-ris-fa-mil'i-[=a]t, _v.t._ to put a son in possession of land which he accepts as his whole portion of his father's property, said of a father.--_v.i._ to renounce one's title to a further share of the paternal estate, said of a son:--_pr.p._ f[=o]risfamil'i[=a]ting; _pa.p._ f[=o]risfamil'i[=a]ted.--_n._ F[=O]RISFAMILI[=A]'TION. [Low L.

_forisfamili[=a]re_, _-[=a]tum_--L. _foris_, out of doors, _familia_, a family.]

FORJESKIT, for-jes'kit, _adj._ (_Scot._) tired out.

FORK, fork, _n._ an instrument with two or more prongs at the end: one of the points or divisions of anything fork-like: the bottom of a sump into which the water of a mine drains--also FORCQUE: (_pl._) the branches into which a road or river divides, also the point of separation.--_v.i._ to divide into two branches: to shoot into blades, as corn.--_v.t._ to form as a fork: to pitch with a fork: to bale a shaft dry.--_n._ FORK'-CHUCK, a forked lathe-centre used in wood-turning.--_adjs._ FORKED, FORK'Y, shaped like a fork.--_adv._ FORK'EDLY.--_ns._ FORK'EDNESS, FORK'INESS; FORK'ER; FORK'HEAD, the forked end of a rod in a knuckle-joint or the like; FORK'-TAIL, a fish with forked tail: the kite.--FORK OUT, OVER (_slang_), to hand or pay over. [A.S. _forca_--L. _furca_.]

FORLORN, for-lorn', _adj._ quite lost: forsaken; wretched.--_v.t._ FORLORE'

(_Spens._).--_adv._ FORLORN'LY.--_n._ FORLORN'NESS. [A.S. _forloren_, pa.p.

of _forlesan_, to lose--pfx. _for-_, away, and _lesan_, to lose; Ger.

_verloren_, pa.p. of _verlieren_, to lose.]

FORLORN-HOPE, for-lorn'-h[=o]p, _n._ a body of soldiers selected for some service of uncommon danger. [From the Dut. _verloren hoop_, the lost troop.]

FORM, form, _n._ shape of a body: the boundary-line of an object: a model: a mould: mode of being: mode of arrangement: order: regularity: system, as of government: beauty or elegance: established practice: ceremony: fitness or efficiency for any undertaking: a blank schedule to be filled in with details: a specimen document to be copied or imitated: (_phil._) the inherent nature of an object, that which the mind itself contributes as the condition of knowing, that in which the essence of a thing consists: (_print._) the type from which an impression is to be taken arranged and secured in a chase--often FORME:--(_in the fol. senses pron._ f[=o]rm), a long seat, a bench: the pupils on a form, a class: the bed of a hare, which takes its shape from the animal's body.--_v.t._ to give form or shape to: to make: to contrive: to settle, as an opinion: to combine: to go to make up: to establish: (_gram._) to make by derivation.--_v.i._ to assume a form.--_adj._ FORM'AL, according to form or established mode: ceremonious, punctilious, methodical: having the form only: (_Shak._) embodied in a form: having the power of making a thing what it is: essential: proper.--_v.t._ and _v.i._ FORM'ALISE.--_ns._ FORM'ALISM, excessive observance of form or conventional usage, esp. in religion: stiffness of manner; FORM'ALIST, one having exaggerated regard to rules or established usages; FORMAL'ITY, the precise observance of forms or ceremonies: established order: sacrifice of substance to form.--_adv._ FORM'ALLY.--_n._ FORM[=A]'TION, a making or producing: structure: (_geol._) a group of strata of one period.--_adj._ FORM'ATIVE, giving form, determining, moulding: (_gram._) inflectional, serving to form, not radical.--_n._ a derivative.--_p.adj._ FORMED, trained, mature.--_n._ FORM'ER.--_adj._ FORM'LESS, shapeless.--FORMAL LOGIC (see LOGIC).--GOOD, or BAD, FORM, according to good social usage, or the opposite; TAKE FORM, to assume a definite appearance. [O. Fr. _forme_--L. _forma_, shape.]

FORMALIN, for'ma-lin, _n._ a formic aldehyde used as an antiseptic, germicide, or preservative in foods.

FORMAT, for'ma, _n._ of books, &c., the size, form, shape in which they are issued. [Fr.]

FORMATE, form'[=a]t, _n._ a salt composed of formic acid and a base.--Also FOR'MIATE.

FORMER, form'[.e]r, _adj._ (_comp._ of _fore_) before in time or order: past: first mentioned.--_adv._ FORM'ERLY, in former times: heretofore.

[Formed late on analogy of M. E. _formest_ by adding comp. suff. _-er_ to base of A.S. _forma_, first, itself a superlative form.]

FORMIC, for'mik, _adj._ pertaining to ants, as formic acid, originally obtained from ants.--_adj._ FOR'MICANT, crawling like an ant: very small and unequal, of a pulse.--_n._ FOR'MICARY, an ant-hill.--_adj._ FOR'MICATE, resembling an ant.--_n._ FORMIC[=A]'TION, a sensation like that of ants creeping on the skin. [L. _formic[=a]re_, _-[=a]tum_, to creep like an ant--_formica_.]

FORMIDABLE, for'mi-da-bl, _adj._ causing fear: adapted to excite fear.--_ns._ FORMIDABIL'ITY; FOR'MIDABLENESS.--_adv._ FOR'MIDABLY.

[Fr.,--L. _formidabilis_--_formido_, fear.]

FORMULA, form'[=u]-la, _n._ a prescribed form: a formal statement of doctrines: (_math._) a general expression for solving problems: (_chem._) a set of symbols expressing the components of a body:--_pl._ FORMULae (form'[=u]-l[=e]), FORM'ULAS.--_adjs._ FORM'ULAR, FORMULARIS'TIC.--_ns._ FORMULARIS[=A]'TION, FORMUL[=A]'TION; FORM'ULARY, a formula: a book of formulae or precedents.--_adj._ prescribed: ritual.--_vs.t._ FORM'UL[=A]TE, FORM'ULISE, to reduce to or express in a formula: to state or express in a clear or definite form. [L., dim. of _forma_.]

FORNENT, for-nent', _adv._ and _prep._ (_Scot._) right opposite to.

FORNICATE, for'ni-k[=a]t, _adj._ arched: (_bot._) arching over.--_n._ FORNIC[=A]'TION. [L. _fornicatus_--_fornix_, an arch.]

FORNICATE, for'ni-k[=a]t, _v.i._ to commit lewdness: to have unlawful sexual intercourse.--_ns._ FORNIC[=A]'TION, sexual intercourse between two unmarried persons, or an unmarried and married person: (_B._) adultery, and applied frequently by a figure to idolatry; FOR'NICATOR, an unmarried person guilty of lewdness:--_fem._ FOR'NICATRESS. [L. _fornix_, an arch, brothel.]

FORNIX, for'niks, _n._ something resembling an arch: an arched formation of the brain. [L.]

FORPINE, for-p[=i]n', _v.i._ (_Spens._) to waste away.

FORPIT, for'pit, _n._ (_Scot._) the fourth part of some other measure, now of a peck.--Also FOR'PET.

FORRIT, for'it, _adv._ (_Scot._) forward.

FORSAKE, for-s[=a]k', _v.t._ to desert: to abandon:--_pr.p._ fors[=a]k'ing; _pa.t._ forsook'; _pa.p._ fors[=a]k'en.--_adj._ FORS[=A]K'EN.--_adv._ FORS[=A]K'ENLY.--_ns._ FORS[=A]K'ENNESS; FORS[=A]K'ING, abandonment. [A.S.

_forsacan_--_for-_, away, _sacan_, to strive.]

FORSAY, for-s[=a]', _v.t._ (_Spens._) to forbid, to renounce. [A.S.

_forsecgan_--_for_, against, _secgan_, to say.]

FORSLACK, for-slak', _v.t._ (_Spens._) to relax, delay.

FORSLOW, for-sl[=o]', _v.t._ See FORESLOW.

FORSOOTH, for-s[=oo]th', _adv._ in truth: certainly.

FORSPEAK, for-sp[=e]k', _v.t._ (_Shak._) to forbid, to prohibit: (_Scot._) to bewitch.

FORSPEND, for-spend', _v.t._ to spend completely:--_pa.t._ and _pa.p._ forspent'.

FORSTALL, for-stawl', _v.t._ Same as FORESTALL.

FORSWAT, for-swat', _adj._ (_Spens._) exhausted with heat. [Pfx. _for-_, inten., and _swat_, old _pa.t._ of sweat.]

FORSWEAR, for-sw[=a]r', _v.t._ to deny upon oath:--_pa.t._ forswore'; _pa.p._ forsworn'.--_n._ FORSWORN'NESS.--FORSWEAR ONE'S SELF, to swear falsely.

FORSWINK, for-swingk', _v.t._ to exhaust by labour.--_p.adj._ FORSWONK'

(_Spens._), over-laboured. [Pfx. _for-_, inten., and obs. _swink_, labour.]

FORT, f[=o]rt, _n._ a small fortress: an outlying trading-station, as in British North America.--_adj._ FORT'ED (_Shak._), guarded by forts.

[Fr.,--L. _fortis_, strong.]

FORTALICE, fort'al-is, _n._ a small outwork of a fortification. [Low L.

_fortalitia_--L. _fortis_.]

FORTE, f[=o]rt, _n._ that in which one excels.

FORTE, f[=o]r'te, _adj._ (_mus._) strongly, loud:--_superl._ FORTIS'SIMO.--_n._ a loud passage in music. [It.]

FORTH, f[=o]rth, _adv._ before or forward in place or order: in advance: onward in time: (_Shak._) completely, outright: abroad: (_B._) out.--_prep._ (_Shak._) out of, forth from.--_v.i._ FORTH'COME, to come forth.--_adj._ FORTH'COMING, just coming forth: about to appear.--_ns._ FORTH'GOING, a going forth: a proceeding out; FORTH'-ISS'UING, coming forth; FORTH'-PUT'TING, action of putting forth: (_U.S._) forwardness.--_adj._ forward.--_adv._ FORTH'RIGHT, straightforward.--_n._ (_Shak._) a straight path.--_adj._ straightforward: honest.--_adv._ FORTHWITH', immediately.--AND SO FORTH, and so on, and more besides. [A.S.

_forth_--_fore_, before; Dut. _voort_, Ger. _fort_.]

FORTHINK, for-thingk', _v.t._ (_Spens._) to be sorry for.

FORTHY, for'thi, _adv._ (_Spens._) therefore. [A.S. _forth_--_for_, and _th_, instrumental case of _thaet_, that.]


FORTIFY, for'ti-f[=i], _v.t._ to strengthen against attack with forts, &c.: to invigorate: to confirm:--_pa.p._ for'tif[=i]ed.--_adj._ FORTIF[=I]'ABLE.--_ns._ FORTIFIC[=A]'TION, the art of strengthening a military position by means of defensive works: the work so constructed: that which fortifies; FOR'TIFIER. [Fr. _fortifier_--Low L.

_fortific[=a]re_--_fortis_, strong, _fac[)e]re_, to make.]

FORTILAGE, f[=o]r'ti-l[=a]j, _n._ (_Spens._) a fort. [_Fortalice_.]


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