(noun) 1. A member of an international organization, especially the Ancient Mystic Order Rosae Crucis and the Rosicrucian Order, devoted to the study of ancient mystical, philosophical, and religious doctrines and concerned with the application of these doctrines to modern life. 2. A member of any of several secret organizations or orders of the 17th and 18th centuries concerned with the study of religious beliefs.
(noun) 1. the art of carving or incising intricate designs on whalebone or whale ivory. 2. a decorative article made by this art. (verb) to decorate whale ivory or whalebone with intricate carvings or designs or make such designs.
(adj) 1. capable of being maintained in argument; rationally defensible: (a tenable theory) 2. capable of being held against assault; defensible (a tenable outpost); supportable, justifiable, sensible, invincible
(adj) marked by haste, confusion, disorder, and irregularity
(adj) 1. Not designated for a specific use. 2. Not possessed by, spoken for, or formally assigned to a particular person or organization.
(noun) 1. deviation or departure for the normal or common order, form, or rule.; aberration, irregularity. 2. one that is peculiar, irregular, abnormal, or difficult to classify; nonconformist, maverick. 3. in astronomy, the angular deviation as observed from the sun or of a planet
(adj) 1. informed on current affairs; up-to-date. 2. fully familiar; knowledgeable; current, enlightened, well-informed, in the know
(noun) 1. a close-fitting woman's hat with a bell-like shape. 2. a usually bell-shaped cover, used chiefly to protect plants from frost.
(noun) deep, extensive learning. knowledge, information, learning, scholarship
(noun) 1. an example. 2. a brief story used to make a point in an argument or to illustrate a moral truth. (Latin: exemplum, example)
(noun) 1. a reinforced eyelet, as in cloth or leather, through which a fastener may be passed; a small metal or plastic ring used to reinforce such an eyelet. 2. (Nautical) A loop of rope or metal used for securing the edge of a sail to its stay.
(noun) a device, such as a clock or sundial, used in telling time.
(adj) excessively critical; captious; censorious; faultfinding
(verb) spoken or pronounced incorrectly, mistakenly, inappropriately, or rashly
(noun) a remedy for all diseases, evils, or difficulties; a cure-all
(noun) a writ (order) requiring a person's appearance in court to give testimony
(adj) 1. not spoken; silent (He indicated tacit approval by smiling and winking.) 2. implied by or inferred from actions or statements (Management has given its tacit approval to the plan.) 3. In law, arising by operation of the law rather than through direct exression
Synonyms: implicit, unspoken, understood
(noun) 1. a device that circulates fresh air and expels stale or foul air. 2. In medicine, a respirator
(noun form of volatile) 1. in chemistry, evaporating readily at normal temperatures and pressures; can be readily vaporized. 2. tending to vary often or widely, as in price; inconstance; fickleness; lightheartedness; flightiness; giddiness; ephemeral; fleeting; 3. tending to violence; explosiveness. 4. flying or capable of flying; volant
(noun) a circular, domed, portable tent used by the nomadic Mongols of central Asia.