Amphiprostyle - (a.) Doubly prostyle; having columns at each end, but not
at the sides.
Amphiprostyle - (n.) An amphiprostyle temple or edifice.
Aprosos - (a. & adv.) Opportunely or opportune; seasonably or seasonable.
Aprosos - (a. & adv.) By the way; to the purpose; suitably to the place
or subject; -- a word used to introduce an incidental observation,
suited to the occasion, though not strictly belonging to the narration.
Beprose - (v. t.) To reduce to prose.
Deprostrate - (a.) Fully prostrate; humble; low; rude.
Emprosthotonos - (n.) A drawing of the body forward, in consequence of
the spasmodic action of some of the muscles.
Improsperity - (n.) Want of prosperity.
Improsperous - (a.) Not prosperous.
Leprose - (a.) Covered with thin, scurfy scales.
Leprosity - (n.) The state or quality of being leprous or scaly; also, a
Leprosy - (n.) A cutaneous disease which first appears as blebs or as
reddish, shining, slightly prominent spots, with spreading edges. These
are often followed by an eruption of dark or yellowish prominent
nodules, frequently producing great deformity. In one variety of the
disease, anaesthesia of the skin is a prominent symptom. In addition
there may be wasting of the muscles, falling out of the hair and nails,
and distortion of the hands and feet with destruction of the bones and
joints. It is incurable, and is probably contagious.
Nolle prosequi - () Will not prosecute; -- an entry on the record,
denoting that a plaintiff discontinues his suit, or the attorney for
the public a prosecution; either wholly, or as to some count, or as to
some of several defendants.
Nol. pros. - () An abbrev. of Nolle prosequi.
-prossed - (imp. & p. p.) of Nol-pros
-prossing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Nol-pros
Nol-pros - (v. t.) To discontinue by entering a nolle prosequi; to
decline to prosecute.
Non pros. - () An abbreviation of Non prosequitur.
Nonprossed - (imp. & p. p.) of Non-pros
Non-prossing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Non-pros
Non-pros - (v. t.) To decline or fail to prosecute; to allow to be
dropped (said of a suit); to enter judgment against (a plaintiff who
fails to prosecute); as, the plaintiff was non-prossed.
Non prosequitur - () A judgment entered against the plaintiff in a suit
where he does not appear to prosecute. See Nolle prosequi.
Prosaic - (a.) Alt. of Prosaical
Prosaical - (a.) Of or pertaining to prose; resembling prose; in the form
of prose; unpoetical; writing or using prose; as, a prosaic
Prosaical - (a.) Dull; uninteresting; commonplace; unimaginative; prosy;
as, a prosaic person.
Prosaicism - (n.) The quality or state of being prosaic; a prosaic manner
Prosaism - (n.) That which is in the form of prose writing; a prosaic
Prosaist - (n.) A writer of prose; an unpoetical writer.
Prosal - (a.) Of or pertaining to prose; prosaic.
Proscenia - (pl. ) of Proscenium
Proscenium - (n.) The part where the actors performed; the stage.
Proscenium - (n.) The part of the stage in front of the curtain;
sometimes, the curtain and its framework.
Proscolices - (pl. ) of Proscolex
Proscolex - (n.) An early larval form of a trematode worm; a redia. See
Proscribed - (imp. & p. p.) of Proscribe
Proscribing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Proscribe
Proscribe - (v. t.) To doom to destruction; to put out of the protection
of law; to outlaw; to exile; as, Sylla and Marius proscribed each
Proscribe - (v. t.) To denounce and condemn; to interdict; to prohibit;
as, the Puritans proscribed theaters.
Proscriber - (n.) One who, or that which, proscribes, denounces, or
Proscript - (n.) A proscription; a prohibition; an interdict.
Proscript - (n.) One who is proscribed.
Proscription - (n.) The act of proscribing; a dooming to death or exile;
outlawry; specifically, among the ancient Romans, the public offer of a
reward for the head of a political enemy; as, under the triumvirate,
many of the best Roman citizens fell by proscription.
Proscription - (n.) The state of being proscribed; denunciation;
Proscriptional - (a.) Proscriptive.
Proscriptionist - (n.) One who proscribes.
Proscriptive - (a.) Of or pertaining to proscription; consisting in, or
of the nature of, proscription; proscribing.
Prose - (n.) The ordinary language of men in speaking or writing;
language not cast in poetical measure or rhythm; -- contradistinguished
from verse, or metrical composition.
Prose - (n.) Hence, language which evinces little imagination or
animation; dull and commonplace discourse.
Prose - (n.) A hymn with no regular meter, sometimes introduced into the
Mass. See Sequence.
Prose - (a.) Pertaining to, or composed of, prose; not in verse; as,
Prose - (a.) Possessing or exhibiting unpoetical characteristics; plain;
dull; prosaic; as, the prose duties of life.
Prosed - (imp. & p. p.) of Prose
Prosing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Prose
Prose - (v. t.) To write in prose.
Prose - (v. t.) To write or repeat in a dull, tedious, or prosy way.
Prose - (v. i.) To write prose.
Prosector - (n.) One who makes dissections for anatomical illustration;
usually, the assistant of a professional anatomist.
Prosecutable - (a.) Capable of being prosecuted; liable to prosecution.
Prosecuted - (imp. & p. p.) of Prosecute
Prosecuting - (p. pr. & vb. n.) 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.
Prosecution - (n.) The act or process of prosecuting, or of endeavoring
to gain or accomplish something; pursuit by efforts of body or mind;
as, the prosecution of a scheme, plan, design, or undertaking; the
prosecution of war.
Prosecution - (n.) The institution and carrying on of a suit in a court
of law or equity, to obtain some right, or to redress and punish some
wrong; the carrying on of a judicial proceeding in behalf of a
complaining party, as distinguished from defense.
Prosecution - (n.) The institution, or commencement, and continuance of a
criminal suit; the process of exhibiting formal charges against an
offender before a legal tribunal, and pursuing them to final judgment
on behalf of the state or government, as by indictment or information.
Prosecution - (n.) The party by whom criminal proceedings are instituted.
Prosecutor - (n.) One who prosecutes or carries on any purpose, plan, or
Prosecutor - (n.) The person who institutes and carries on a criminal
suit against another in the name of the government.
Prosecutrix - (n.) A female prosecutor.
Proselyte - (n.) A new convert especially a convert to some religion or
religious sect, or to some particular opinion, system, or party; thus,
a Gentile converted to Judaism, or a pagan converted to Christianity,
is a proselyte.
Proselyted - (imp. & p. p.) of Proselyte
Proselyting - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Proselyte
Proselyte - (v. t.) To convert to some religion, opinion, or system; to
Proselytism - (n.) The act or practice of proselyting; the making of
converts to a religion or a religious sect, or to any opinion, system,
Proselytism - (n.) Conversion to a religion, system, or party.
proselytized - (imp. & p. p.) of Proselytize
Proselytizing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Proselytize
Proselytize - (v. t.) To convert to some religion, system, opinion, or
the like; to bring, or cause to come, over; to proselyte.
Proselytize - (v. i.) To make converts or proselytes.
Proselytizer - (n.) One who proselytes.
Proseman - (n.) A writer of prose.
Proseminary - (n.) A seminary which prepares pupils for a higher
Prosemination - (n.) Propagation by seed.
Prosencephalic - (a.) Of or pertaining to the prosencephalon.
Prosencephalon - (n.) The anterior segment of the brain, including the
cerebrum and olfactory lobes; the forebrain.
Prosencephalon - (n.) The cerebrum.
Prosenchyma - (n.) A general term applied to the tissues formed of
elongated cells, especially those with pointed or oblique extremities,
as the principal cells of ordinary wood.
Proser - (n.) A writer of prose.
Proser - (n.) One who talks or writes tediously.
Prosiliency - (n.) The act of leaping forth or forward; projection.
Prosily - (adv.) In a prosy manner.
Prosimetrical - (a.) Consisting both of prose and verse.
Prosimiae - (n. pl.) Same as Lemuroidea.
Prosiness - (n.) The quality or state of being prosy; tediousness;
Prosing - (n.) Writing prose; speaking or writing in a tedious or prosy
Prosingly - (adv.) Prosily.
Prosiphon - (n.) A minute tube found in the protoconch of ammonites, and
not connected with the true siphon.