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OVERWEATHER, [=o]-v[.e]r-weth'[.e]r, _v.t._ (_Shak._) to batter by violence of weather.

OVERWEEN, [=o]-v[.e]r-w[=e]n', _v.i._ (_Shak._) to think too highly or favourably, esp. of one's self.--_adj._ OVERWEEN'ING, thinking too highly of: conceited, vain.--_n._ conceit: presumption.--_adv._ OVERWEEN'INGLY.

OVERWEIGH, [=o]-v[.e]r-w[=a]', _v.t._ to be heavier than: to outweigh.--_n._ O'VERWEIGHT, weight beyond what is required or what is just.--_v.t._ OVERWEIGHT', to weigh down: to put too heavy a burden on.

OVERWHELM, [=o]-v[.e]r-hwelm', _v.t._ to overspread and crush by something heavy or strong: to flow over and bear down: to overcome.--_p.adj._ OVERWHEL'MING, crushing with weight, &c.: irresistible.--_adv._ OVERWHEL'MINGLY.

OVERWIND, [=o]-v[.e]r-w[=i]nd', _v.t._ to wind too far.

OVERWISE, [=o]-v[.e]r-w[=i]z', _adj._ wise overmuch: affectedly wise.--_adv._ OVERWISE'LY.

OVERWORK, [=o]-v[.e]r-wurk', _v.t._ and _v.i._ to work overmuch or beyond the strength: to tire.--_n._ O'VERWORK, excess of work: excessive labour.

OVERWORN, [=o]-v[.e]r-worn', _adj._ worn out: subdued by toil: spoiled by use: worn or rubbed till threadbare.

OVERWREST, [=o]-v[.e]r-rest', _v.t._ (_Shak._) to wrest or twist from the proper position.

OVERWRESTLE, [=o]-v[.e]r-res'l, _v.t._ (_Spens._) to overcome by wrestling.

OVERWRITE, [=o]-v[.e]r-r[=i]t', _v.t._ to cover over with other writing.

OVERWROUGHT, [=o]-v[.e]r-rawt', _pa.p._ of OVERWORK, worked too hard: too highly excited: worked all over: overdone.

OVERYEAR, [=o]-v[.e]r-y[=e]r', _adj._ (_prov._) kept over from last year.

OVIDIAN, [=o]-vid'i-an, _adj._ belonging to, or resembling the style of, the Latin poet _Ovid_ (43 B.C.-17 A.D.).

OVIDUCT, [=o]'vi-dukt, _n._ a duct or passage for the egg in animals, from the ovary.

OVIFEROUS, [=o]-vif'[.e]r-us, _adj._ egg-bearing.--_n._ O'VIFER, a small wire cage on a solid base, for carrying an egg safely. [L. _ovum_, an egg, _ferre_, to bear.]

OVIFORM, [=o]'vi-form, _adj._ having the form of an oval or egg. [L.

_ovum_, an egg.]

OVIFORM, [=o]'vi-form, _adj._ like a sheep: ovine. [L. _ovis_, a sheep.]

OVIGEROUS, ov-ij'[.e]r-us, _adj._ egg-bearing. [L. _ovum_, an egg, _ger[)e]re_, to bear.]

OVINE, [=o]'v[=i]n, _adj._ pertaining to the _Ovinae_, sheep-like.--_n._ OVIN[=A]'TION, inoculation of sheep with ovine virus against sheep-pox.

OVIPAROUS, [=o]-vip'a-rus, _adj._ bringing forth or laying eggs instead of fully formed OVIP'ARA, animals that lay eggs.--_ns._ OVIPAR'ITY, OVIP'AROUSNESS. [L. _ovum_, egg, _par[)e]re_, to bring forth.]

OVIPOSITOR, [=o]-vi-poz'i-tor, _n._ the organ at the extremity of the abdomen of many insects, by which the eggs are deposited.--_v.i._ OVIPOS'IT, to deposit eggs with an ovipositor.--_n._ OVIPOSIT'ION. [L.

_ovum_, egg, _positor_--_pon[)e]re_, to place.]

OVISAC, [=o]v'i-sak, _n._ the cavity in the ovary which immediately contains the ovum. [L. _ovum_, an egg, and _sac_.]

OVOID, -AL, [=o]'void, -al, _adj._ oval: egg-shaped.--_n._ an egg-shaped body. [L. _ovum_, egg, Gr. _eidos_, form.]

OVOLO, [=o]'v[=o]-l[=o], _n._ (_archit._) a moulding with the rounded part composed of a quarter of a circle, or of an arc of an ellipse with the curve greatest at the top. [It.,--L. _ovum_, an egg.]

OVOVIVIPAROUS, [=o]-v[=o]-vi-vip'ar-us, _adj._ producing eggs which are hatched in the body of the parent. [L. _ovum_, an egg, _vivus_, living, _par[)e]re_, to bring forth.]

OVULE, [=o]v'[=u]l, _n._ a little egg: the seed of a plant in its rudimentary state, growing from the placenta.--_adj._ OV'ULAR.--_ns._ OVUL[=A]'TION, the formation of ova, or the period when this takes place; OV'ULITE, a fossil egg. [Dim. of L. _ovum_, an egg.]

OVUM, [=o]'vum, _n._ an egg: (_biol._) the egg-cell, in all organisms the starting-point of the embryo, development beginning as soon as it is supplemented by the male-cell or spermatozoon:--_pl._ O'VA. [L.]

OWCHE, owch, _n._ Same as OUCH.

OWE, [=o], _v.t._ to possess or to be the owner of: to have what belongs to another: to be bound to pay: to be obliged for.--_v.i._ to be in debt.--BE OWING, to be due or ascribed (to). [A.S. _agan_, pres. indic. _ah_, pret.

_ahte_, pa.p. _agen_; Ice. _eiga_, Old High Ger. _eigan_, to possess.]

OWELTY, [=o]'el-ti, _n._ equality. [O. Fr. _oelte_.]

OWENITE, [=o]'en-[=i]t, _n._ a disciple of Robert _Owen_ (1771-1858), a social reformer, who proposed to establish society on a basis of socialistic co-operation.

OWER, ow'[.e]r (_Scot._ for _over_).--_ns._ OW'ERCOME, OW'ERWORD, the refrain of a song.

OWING, [=o]'ing, _adj._ due: that has to be paid (to): happening as a consequence of: imputable to.

OWL, owl, _n._ a carnivorous bird that seeks its food by night, noted for its howling or hooting noise.--_v.i._ to smuggle contraband goods.--_ns._ OWL'ERY, an abode of owls: (_Carlyle_) an owl-like character; OWL'ET, a little or young owl.--_adj._ OWL'-EYED, having blinking eyes like an owl.--_n._ OWL'-GLASS, a malicious figure in a popular German tale, translated into English about the end of the 16th century--the German _Tyll Eulenspiegel_--also OWLE'GLASS, HOWLE'GLASS, OWL'SPIEGLE.--_adj._ OWL'ISH, like an owl: stupid: dull-looking.--_n._ OWL'ISHNESS. [A.S. _ule_; Ger.

_eule_, L. _ulula_; imit.]

OWN, [=o]n, _v.t._ to grant: to allow to be true: concede: acknowledge.

[A.S. _unnan_, to grant; Ger. _gonnen_, to grant.]

OWN, [=o]n, _v.t._ to possess: to be the rightful owner of. [A.S. _agnian_, with addition of casual suffix--_agen_, one's own; cf. _Own_ (adj.).]

OWN, [=o]n, _adj._ possessed: belonging to one's self and to no other: peculiar.--_ns._ OWN'ER, one who owns or possesses; OWN'ERSHIP, state of being an owner: right of possession. [A.S. _agen_, pa.p. of _agan_, to possess. Cf. _Owe_.]

OWRE, owr, _n._ (_Spens._). Same as AUROCHS. [A.S. _ur_.]

OWSEN, ow'sen, a dialectic form of _oxen_.

OX, oks, _n._ a well-known animal that chews the cud, the female of which supplies the chief part of the milk used as human food: the male of the cow, esp. when castrated:--_pl._ OX'EN, used for both male and female.--_ns._ OX'-BOT, OX'-WAR'BLER, a bot-fly or its larva, found under the skin of cattle; OX'EYE, a common plant in meadows, with a flower like the eye of an ox.--_adj._ OX'-EYED, having large, full, ox-like eyes.--_ns._ OX'-GOAD (see GOAD); OX'-PECK'ER, OX'-BIRD, an African bird, which eats the parasites infesting the skins of cattle--also _Beefeater_; OX'-TAIL-SOUP, a kind of soup made of several ingredients, one of which is an oxtail cut in joints.--HAVE THE BLACK OX TREAD ON ONE'S FOOT, to experience sorrow or misfortune. [A.S. _oxa_, pl. _oxan_; Ice. _uxi_; Ger.

_ochs_, Goth. _auhsa_, Sans. _ukshan_.]

OXALATE, oks'a-l[=a]t, _n._ a salt formed by a combination of oxalic acid with a base.--_n._ OX'ALITE, a yellow mineral composed of oxalate of iron.

OXALIS, oks'a-lis, _n._ wood-sorrel: (_bot._) a genus of plants having an acid taste.--_adj._ OXAL'IC, pertaining to or obtained from sorrel.

[Gr.,--_oxys_, acid.]

OXFORD CLAY, oks'ford kl[=a], _n._ (_geol._) the principal member of the Middle Oolite series.--OXFORD MOVEMENT (see TRACTARIANISM).

OXGANG, oks'gang, _n._ as much land as can be tilled by the use of an ox (averaging about 15 acres)--called also OX'LAND or OX'GATE.

OX-HEAD, oks'-hed, _n._ (_Shak._) blockhead, dolt.

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