OLLAM, ol'am, _n._ a doctor or master among the ancient Irish.--Also OLL'AMH. [Ir.]
OLOGY, ol'[=o]-ji, _n._ a science whose name ends in -ology, hence any science generally.
OLPE, ol'p[=e], _n._ a small Greek even-rimmed spoutless vase or jug. [Gr.]
OLYMPIAD, [=o]-lim'pi-ad, _n._ in ancient Greece, a period of four years, being the interval from one celebration of the Olympic games to another, used in reckoning time (the date of the first Olympiad is 776 B.C.).--_adjs._ OLYM'PIAN, OLYM'PIC, pertaining to Olympia in Elis, where the Olympic games were celebrated, or to Mount Olympus in Thessaly, the seat of the gods.--_n._ a dweller in Olympus, one of the twelve greater gods of Greek mythology.--_ns.pl._ OLYM'PICS, OLYM'PIC GAMES, games celebrated every four years at Olympia, dedicated to Olympian Zeus; OLYM'PUS, the abode of the gods, supposed to have been Mount Olympus in Thessaly. [Gr. _olympias_, _-ados_, belonging to _Olympia_ in Elis.]
OMADHAUN, om'a-dawn, _n._ a stupid, silly creature. [Ir.]
OMASUM, [=o]-m[=a]'sum, _n._ a ruminant's third stomach, the psalterium or manyplies.--_adj._ OM[=A]'SAL.
OMBRE, om'b[.e]r, _n._ a game of cards played with a pack of forty cards, usually by three persons. [Fr.,--Sp. _hombre_--L. _homo_, a man.]
OMBROMETER, om-brom'e-t[.e]r, _n._ a rain-gauge.
OMEGA, [=o]'meg-a, or [=o]-m[=e]'ga, _n._ the last letter of the Greek alphabet: (_B._) the end.--ALPHA AND OMEGA, the beginning and the end: the chief point or purpose (Rev. i. 8). [Gr. _[=o] mega_, the great or long _O_.]
OMELET, OMELETTE, om'e-let, _n._ a pancake chiefly of eggs, beaten up with flour, &c., and fried in a pan. [O. Fr. _amelette_ (Fr. _omelette_), which through the form _alemette_ is traced to _alemelle_, the O. Fr. form of Fr.
_alumelle_, a thin plate, a corr. of _lemelle_--L. _lamella_, _lamina_, a thin plate.]
OMEN, [=o]'men, _n._ a sign of some future event, either good or evil: a foreboding.--_v.i._ and _v.t._ to prognosticate: to predict.--_adj._ O'MENED, containing omens, mostly with prefixes, as ill-_omened_. [L. for _osmen_, that which is uttered by the mouth--L. _os_; or for _ausmen_, that heard--_aud[=i]re_, to hear.]
OMENTUM, [=o]-men'tum, _n._ a fold of peritoneum, proceeding from one of the abdominal viscera to another:--_pl._ OMEN'TA.--_adj._ OMEN'TAL.--GREAT OMENTUM, the epiploon. [L.]
OMER, [=o]'m[.e]r, _n._ a Hebrew dry measure containing about half a gallon, 1/10 ephah.
OMICRON, [=o]-m[=i]'kron, _n._ the short _o_ in the Greek alphabet.
OMINOUS, om'in-us, _adj._ pertaining to, or containing, an omen: foreboding evil: inauspicious.--_adv._ OM'INOUSLY.--_n._ OM'INOUSNESS.
OMIT, [=o]-mit', _v.t._ to leave out: to neglect: to fail: to make no use of:--_pr.p._ omit'ting; _pa.t._ and _pa.p._ omit'ted.--_adj._ OMISS'IBLE, that may be omitted.--_n._ OMISS'ION, act of omitting: the neglect or failure to do something required: that which is left out.--_adj._ OMISS'IVE, omitting or leaving out.--_n._ OMIT'TANCE, the act of omitting: the state of being omitted: forbearance. [L. _omitt[)e]re_, _omissum_--_ob_, away, _mitt[)e]re_, to send.]
OMLAH, om'la, _n._ a staff of native clerks or officials in India. [Ar.]
OMNI-, om'ni, from L. _omnis_, all, a combining form, as in _adjs._ OMNIF[=A]'RIOUS, of all varieties or kinds; OMNIF'EROUS, bearing or producing all kinds; OMNIF'IC, all-creating; OM'NIFORM, of, or capable of, every form.--_n._ OMNIFORM'ITY.--_v.t._ OM'NIFY (_rare_), to make universal.--_adj._ OMNIG'ENOUS, consisting of all kinds.--_n._ OMNIPAR'ITY, general equality.--_adjs._ OMNIP'AROUS, producing all things; OMNIP[=A]'TIENT, enduring all things.--_ns._ OMNIP'OTENCE, OMNIP'OTENCY, unlimited power--an attribute of God.--_adj._ OMNIP'OTENT, all-powerful, possessing unlimited power.--_adv._ OMNIP'OTENTLY.--_n._ OMNIPRES'ENCE, quality of being present everywhere at the same time--an attribute of God.--_adj._ OMNIPRES'ENT, present everywhere at the same time.--_n._ OMNISC'IENCE, knowledge of all things--an attribute of God.--_adj._ OMNISC'IENT, all-knowing: all-seeing: infinitely wise.--_adv._ OMNISC'IENTLY.--_adj._ OMNIV'OROUS, all-devouring: (_zool._) feeding on both animal and vegetable food.--THE OMNIPOTENT, God.
OMNIBUS, om'ni-bus, _adj._ including all: covering many different cases or objects, as 'an _omnibus_ clause.'--_n._ a large four-wheeled vehicle for passengers, chiefly between two fixed points:--_pl._ OM'NIBUSES. [Lit. 'for all,' L. dative pl. of _omnis_, all.]
OMNIUM, om'ni-um, _n._ a Stock Exchange term for the aggregate value of the different stocks in which a loan is funded.--_n._ OM'NIUM-GATH'ERUM (_coll._), a miscellaneous collection of things or persons. [L., 'of all;'
gen. pl. of _omnis_, all.]
OMOHYOID, [=o]-m[=o]-h[=i]'oid, _adj._ pertaining to the shoulder-blade, and to the lingual or hyoid bone--also OMOHYOI'DEAN.--_n._ OMOI'DEUM, the pterygoid bone. [Gr. _[=o]mos_, the shoulder.]
OMOPHAGOUS, [=o]-mof'a-gus, _adj._ eating raw flesh--also OMOPHAG'IC.--_n._ OMOPH[=A]'GIA. [Gr. _[=o]mos_, raw, _phagein_, to eat.]
OMOPHORION, [=o]-m[=o]-f[=o]'ri-on, _n._ an eastern ecclesiastical vestment like the western pallium, worn over the phenolion by bishops and patriarchs at the eucharist, &c. [Gr. _[=o]mos_, the shoulder, _pherein_, to carry.]
OMOPLATE, [=o]'m[=o]-pl[=a]t, _n._ the shoulder-blade or scapula.--_n._ OMOPLATOS'COPY, scapulimancy. [Gr. _[=o]moplat[=e]_.]
OMOSTERNUM, [=o]-m[=o]-ster'num, _n._ a median ossification of the coraco-scapular cartilages of a batrachian. [Gr. _[=o]mos_, the shoulder, _sternon_, the chest.]
OMPHACITE, om'fa-s[=i]t, _n._ a grass-green granular variety of pyroxene, one of the constituents of eclogite.--_adj._ OM'PHACINE, pertaining to unripe fruit.
OMPHALOS, om'fal-us, _n._ the navel: a raised central point: a boss.--_adj._ OMPHAL'IC.--_ns._ OM'PHALISM, tendency to place the capital of a country at its geographical centre, or to increase the powers of central at the expense of local government; OMPHAL[=I]'TIS, inflammation of the umbilicus; OM'PHALOCELE, umbilical hernia.--_adj._ OM'PHALOID.--_ns._ OM'PHALOMANCY, divination from the number of knots in the navel-string as to how many children the mother will bear; OMPHALOP'AGUS, a double monster united at the umbilicus; OMPHALOT'OMY, cutting of the umbilical cord at birth. [Gr., the navel.]
ON, on, _prep._, in contact with the upper part of: to and toward the surface of: upon or acting by contact with: not off: at or near: at or during: in addition to: toward, for: at the peril of: in consequence: immediately after: (_B._) off.--_adv._ above, or next beyond: forward, in succession: in continuance: not off.--_interj._ go on! proceed!--_adj._ denoting the part of the field to the left of a right-handed batter, and to the right of the bowler--opp. to _Off._ [A.S. _on_; Dut. _aan_, Ice. _a_, Ger. _an_.]
ON, on, _prep._ (_Scot._) without.
ONAGER, on'[=a]-j[.e]r, _n._ the wild ass of Central Asia. [L.,--Gr.
_onagros_--_onos_, an ass, _agros_, wild.]
ONANISM, [=o]'nan-izm, _n._ self-pollution.--_n._ O'NANIST.--_adj._ ONANIST'IC. [See Gen. xxxviii. 9.]
ONCE, ons, _n._ Same as OUNCE, the animal.
ONCE, wuns, _adv._ a single time: at a former time: at any time or circumstances.--_n._ one time.--ONCE AND AGAIN, more than once: repeatedly; ONCE FOR ALL, once only and not again; ONCE IN A WAY, on one occasion only: very rarely.--AT ONCE, without delay: alike: at the same time; FOR ONCE, on one occasion only. [A.S. _anes_, orig. gen. of _an_, one, used as adv.]
ONCIDIUM, on-sid'i-um, _n._ a widely-spread American genus of orchids. [Gr.
_ogkos_, a hook.]
ONCOLOGY, ong-kol'o-ji, _n._ the science of tumours.--_n._ ONCOT'OMY, incision into, or excision of, a tumour.
ONCOME, on'kum, _n._ (_prov._) a sudden fall of rain or snow: the beginning of attack by some insidious disease.--_n._ ON'COMING, approach.
ONCOMETER, ong-com'e-t[.e]r, _n._ an instrument for recording variations in volume, as of the kidney, &c.--_n._ ON'COGRAPH, an apparatus for recording such. [Gr. _ogkos_, bulk, _metron_, measure.]
ONCOST, on'kost, _n._ all charges for labour in getting mineral, other than the miners' wages: payment to the collier in addition to the rate per ton.--_n.pl._ ON'COSTMEN, men who work in or about a mine at other work than cutting coal. [_On_ and _cost_.]
ONDINE, on'din, _n._ a water-spirit, an undine.
ONDING, on'ding, _n._ a sudden fall of rain or snow.
ONE, wun, _pron._ a person (indefinitely), as in 'one says:' any one: some one.--_n._ a single person or thing: a unit. [A special use of the numeral _one_; not conn. with Fr. _on_--L. _homo_, a man.]
ONE, wun, _adj._ single in number, position, or kind: undivided: the same: a certain, some, implying a name unknown or denoting insignificance or contempt, as '_one_ Guy Fawkes, a Spaniard!'--_adjs._ ONE'-EYED, having but one eye: limited in vision; ONE'-HAND'ED, single-handed; ONE'-HORSE, drawn by a single horse: petty, mean, inferior; ONE'-IDEA'D, entirely possessed by one idea.--_ns._ ONE'NESS, singleness, unity; ONER (wun'[.e]r), one possessing some special skill, an adept (_slang_).--_pron._ ONESELF', one's self: himself or herself.--_adj._ ONE'-SID'ED, limited to one side: partial: (_bot._) turned to one side.--_adv._ ONE'-SID'EDLY.--_n._ ONE'-SID'EDNESS.--ONE ANOTHER, each other; ONE BY ONE, singly: in order; ONE DAY, on a certain day: at an indefinite time.--ALL ONE, just the same: of no consequence; AT ONE, of one mind. [A.S. _an_; Ice. _einn_, Ger.
ONEIROMANCY, [=o]-n[=i]'r[=o]-man-si, _n._ the art of divining by dreams.--_ns._ ONEIROCRIT'IC, ONIROCRIT'IC, one who interprets dreams.--_adjs._ ONEIROCRIT'IC, -AL.--_ns._ ONEIRODYN'IA, nightmare; ONEIROL'OGY, the doctrine of dreams; ONEI'ROSCOPIST, an interpreter of dreams. [Gr. _oneiros_, a dream, _manteia_, divination.]
ONELY, [=o]n'li, _adv._ (_Spens._) only.
ONEROUS, on'[.e]r-us, _adj._ burdensome: oppressive.--_adj._ ON'ERARY, fitted or intended for carrying burdens: comprising burdens.--_adv._ ON'EROUSLY.--_n._ ON'EROUSNESS. [L. _onerosus_--_onus_.]
ONEYER, wun'y[.e]r, _n._ (1 _Hen. IV._, II. i. 84) probably a person that converses with great ones--hardly, as Malone explains, an accountant of the exchequer, a banker. [No doubt formed from _one_, like law_yer_, saw_yer_, &c. Malone over-ingeniously refers to the mark _o.ni._, an abbreviation of the Latin form _oneretur, nisi habeat sufficientem exonerationem_ ('let him be charged unless he have a sufficient discharge'), or explains as a misprint for _moneyer_.]
ONGOING, on'g[=o]-ing, _n._ a going on: course of conduct: event: (_pl._) proceedings, behaviour.