Acute - (a.) Sharp at the end; ending in a sharp point; pointed; --
opposed to blunt or obtuse; as, an acute angle; an acute leaf.
Acute - (a.) Having nice discernment; perceiving or using minute
distinctions; penetrating; clever; shrewd; -- opposed to dull or
stupid; as, an acute observer; acute remarks, or reasoning.
Acute - (a.) Having nice or quick sensibility; susceptible to slight
impressions; acting keenly on the senses; sharp; keen; intense; as, a
man of acute eyesight, hearing, or feeling; acute pain or pleasure.
Acute - (a.) High, or shrill, in respect to some other sound; -- opposed
to grave or low; as, an acute tone or accent.
Acute - (a.) Attended with symptoms of some degree of severity, and
coming speedily to a crisis; -- opposed to chronic; as, an acute
Acute - (v. t.) To give an acute sound to; as, he acutes his rising
inflection too much.
Acute-angled - (a.) Having acute angles; as, an acute-angled triangle, a
triangle with every one of its angles less than a right angle.
Acutely - (adv.) In an acute manner; sharply; keenly; with nice
Acuteness - (n.) The quality of being acute or pointed; sharpness; as,
the acuteness of an angle.
Acuteness - (n.) The faculty of nice discernment or perception; acumen;
keenness; sharpness; sensitiveness; -- applied to the senses, or the
understanding. By acuteness of feeling, we perceive small objects or
slight impressions: by acuteness of intellect, we discern nice
Acuteness - (n.) Shrillness; high pitch; -- said of sounds.
Acuteness - (n.) Violence of a disease, which brings it speedily to a
Consecute - (v. t.) To follow closely; to endeavor to overtake; to
Cuteness - (n.) Acuteness; cunning.
Electrocute - (v. t.) To execute or put to death by electricity. --
E*lec`tro*cu"tion, n. [Recent; Newspaper words]
Executed - (imp. & p. p.) of Execute
Execute - (v. t.) To follow out or through to the end; to carry out into
complete effect; to complete; to finish; to effect; to perform.
Execute - (v. t.) To complete, as a legal instrument; to perform what is
required to give validity to, as by signing and perhaps sealing and
delivering; as, to execute a deed, lease, mortgage, will, etc.
Execute - (v. t.) To give effect to; to do what is provided or required
by; to perform the requirements or stimulations of; as, to execute a
decree, judgment, writ, or process.
Execute - (v. t.) To infect capital punishment on; to put to death in
conformity to a legal sentence; as, to execute a traitor.
Execute - (v. t.) Too put to death illegally; to kill.
Execute - (v. t.) To perform, as a piece of music, either on an
instrument or with the voice; as, to execute a difficult part
Execute - (v. i.) To do one's work; to act one's part of purpose.
Execute - (v. i.) To perform musically.
Executer - (n.) One who performs or carries into effect. See Executor.
Exscutellate - (a.) Without, or apparently without, a scutellum; -- said
of certain insects.
Incute - (v. t.) To strike or stamp in.
Peracute - (a.) Very sharp; very violent; as, a peracute fever.
Persecuted - (imp. & p. p.) of Persecute
Persecute - (v. t.) To pursue in a manner to injure, grieve, or afflict;
to beset with cruelty or malignity; to harass; especially, to afflict,
harass, punish, or put to death, for adherence to a particular
religious creed or mode of worship.
Persecute - (v. t.) To harass with importunity; to pursue with persistent
solicitations; to annoy.
Postscutellum - (n.) The hindermost dorsal piece of a thoracic somite of
an insect; the plate behind the scutellum.
Prosecuted - (imp. & p. p.) of Prosecute
Prosecute - (v. t.) To follow or pursue with a view to reach, execute, or
accomplish; to endeavor to obtain or complete; to carry on; to
continue; as, to prosecute a scheme, hope, or claim.
Prosecute - (v. t.) To seek to obtain by legal process; as, to prosecute
a right or a claim in a court of law.
Prosecute - (v. t.) To pursue with the intention of punishing; to accuse
of some crime or breach of law, or to pursue for redress or punishment,
before a legal tribunal; to proceed against judicially; as, to
prosecute a man for trespass, or for a riot.
Prosecute - (v. i.) To follow after.
Prosecute - (v. i.) To institute and carry on a legal prosecution; as, to
prosecute for public offenses.
Scute - (n.) A small shield.
Scute - (n.) An old French gold coin of the value of 3s. 4d. sterling, or
about 80 cents.
Scute - (n.) A bony scale of a reptile or fish; a large horny scale on
the leg of a bird, or on the belly of a snake.
Scutella - (n. pl.) See Scutellum.
Scutelle - (pl. ) of Scutella
Scutella - (n.) See Scutellum, n., 2.
Scutellate - (a.) Alt. of Scutellated
Scutellated - (a.) Formed like a plate or salver; composed of platelike
surfaces; as, the scutellated bone of a sturgeon.
Scutellated - (a.) Having the tarsi covered with broad transverse scales,
or scutella; -- said of certain birds.
Scutellation - (n.) the entire covering, or mode of arrangement, of
scales, as on the legs and feet of a bird.
Scutelliform - (a.) Scutellate.
Scutelliform - (a.) Having the form of a scutellum.
Scutelliplantar - (a.) Having broad scutella on the front, and small
scales on the posterior side, of the tarsus; -- said of certain birds.
Scutella - (pl. ) of Scutellum
Scutellum - (n.) A rounded apothecium having an elevated rim formed of
the proper thallus, the fructification of certain lichens.
Scutellum - (n.) The third of the four pieces forming the upper part of a
thoracic segment of an insect. It follows the scutum, and is followed
by the small postscutellum; a scutella. See Thorax.
Scutellum - (n.) One of the transverse scales on the tarsi and toes of
birds; a scutella.
Subacute - (a.) Moderalely acute.
Subsecute - (v. t.) To follow closely, or so as to overtake; to pursue.