Cascara sagrada - () Holy bark; the bark of the California buckthorn
(Rhamnus Purshianus), used as a mild cathartic or laxative.
Centigrade - (a.) Consisting of a hundred degrees; graduated into a
hundred divisions or equal parts.
Centigrade - (a.) Of or pertaining to the centigrade thermometer; as, 10¡
centigrade (or 10¡ C.).
Ciliograde - (a.) Moving by means of cilia, or cilialike organs; as, the
Cirrigrade - (a.) Moving or moved by cirri, or hairlike appendages.
Citigradae - (n. pl.) A suborder of Arachnoidea, including the European
tarantula and the wolf spiders (Lycosidae) and their allies, which
capture their prey by rapidly running and jumping. See Wolf spider.
Citigrade - (a.) Pertaining to the Citigradae.
Citigrade - (n.) One of the Citigradae.
Degradation - (n.) The act of reducing in rank, character, or reputation,
or of abasing; a lowering from one's standing or rank in office or
society; diminution; as, the degradation of a peer, a knight, a
general, or a bishop.
Degradation - (n.) The state of being reduced in rank, character, or
reputation; baseness; moral, physical, or intellectual degeneracy;
disgrace; abasement; debasement.
Degradation - (n.) Diminution or reduction of strength, efficacy, or
value; degeneration; deterioration.
Degradation - (n.) A gradual wearing down or wasting, as of rocks and
banks, by the action of water, frost etc.
Degradation - (n.) The state or condition of a species or group which
exhibits degraded forms; degeneration.
Degradation - (n.) Arrest of development, or degeneration of any organ,
or of the body as a whole.
Degraded - (imp. & p. p.) of Degrade
Degrading - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Degrade
Degrade - (v. t.) To reduce from a higher to a lower rank or degree; to
lower in rank; to deprive of office or dignity; to strip of honors; as,
to degrade a nobleman, or a general officer.
Degrade - (v. t.) To reduce in estimation, character, or reputation; to
lessen the value of; to lower the physical, moral, or intellectual
character of; to debase; to bring shame or contempt upon; to disgrace;
as, vice degrades a man.
Degrade - (v. t.) To reduce in altitude or magnitude, as hills and
mountains; to wear down.
Degrade - (v. i.) To degenerate; to pass from a higher to a lower type of
structure; as, a family of plants or animals degrades through this or
that genus or group of genera.
Degraded - (a.) Reduced in rank, character, or reputation; debased;
sunken; low; base.
Degraded - (a.) Having the typical characters or organs in a partially
developed condition, or lacking certain parts.
Degraded - (a.) Having steps; -- said of a cross each of whose
extremities finishes in steps growing larger as they leave the center;
-- termed also on degrees.
Degradement - (n.) Deprivation of rank or office; degradation.
Degradingly - (adv.) In a degrading manner.
Digitigrade - (a.) Walking on the toes; -- distinguished from
Digitigrade - (n.) An animal that walks on its toes, as the cat, lion,
wolf, etc.; -- distinguished from a plantigrade, which walks on the
palm of the foot.
Disgradation - (n.) Degradation; a stripping of titles and honors.
Disgrade - (v. t.) To degrade.
Disgraduate - (v. t.) To degrade; to reduce in rank.
Gradate - (v. t.) To grade or arrange (parts in a whole, colors in
painting, etc.), so that they shall harmonize.
Gradate - (v. t.) To bring to a certain strength or grade of
concentration; as, to gradate a saline solution.
Gradation - (n.) The act of progressing by regular steps or orderly
arrangement; the state of being graded or arranged in ranks; as, the
gradation of castes.
Gradation - (n.) The act or process of bringing to a certain grade.
Gradation - (n.) Any degree or relative position in an order or series.
Gradation - (n.) A gradual passing from one tint to another or from a
darker to a lighter shade, as in painting or drawing.
Gradation - (n.) A diatonic ascending or descending succession of chords.
Gradation - (v. t.) To form with gradations.
Gradational - (a.) By regular steps or gradations; of or pertaining to
Gradatory - (a.) Proceeding step by step, or by gradations; gradual.
Gradatory - (a.) Suitable for walking; -- said of the limbs of an animal
when adapted for walking on land.
Gradatory - (n.) A series of steps from a cloister into a church.
Grade - (n.) A step or degree in any series, rank, quality, order;
relative position or standing; as, grades of military rank; crimes of
every grade; grades of flour.
Grade - (n.) The rate of ascent or descent; gradient; deviation from a
level surface to an inclined plane; -- usually stated as so many feet
per mile, or as one foot rise or fall in so many of horizontal
distance; as, a heavy grade; a grade of twenty feet per mile, or of 1
Grade - (n.) A graded ascending, descending, or level portion of a road;
Grade - (n.) The result of crossing a native stock with some better
breed. If the crossbreed have more than three fourths of the better
blood, it is called high grade.
Graded - (imp. & p. p.) of Grade
Grading - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Grade
Grade - (v. t.) To arrange in order, steps, or degrees, according to
size, quality, rank, etc.
Grade - (v. t.) To reduce to a level, or to an evenly progressive ascent,
as the line of a canal or road.
Grade - (v. t.) To cross with some better breed; to improve the blood of.
Gradely - (a.) Decent; orderly.
Gradely - (adv.) Decently; in order.
Grader - (n.) One who grades, or that by means of which grading is done
Gradient - (a.) Moving by steps; walking; as, gradient automata.
Gradient - (a.) Rising or descending by regular degrees of inclination;
as, the gradient line of a railroad.
Gradient - (a.) Adapted for walking, as the feet of certain birds.
Gradient - (n.) The rate of regular or graded ascent or descent in a
Gradient - (n.) A part of a road which slopes upward or downward; a
portion of a way not level; a grade.
Gradient - (n.) The rate of increase or decrease of a variable magnitude,
or the curve which represents it; as, a thermometric gradient.
Gradin - (n.) Alt. of Gradine
Gradine - (n.) Any member like a step, as the raised back of an altar or
the like; a set raised over another.
Gradine - (n.) A toothed chised by sculptors.
Grading - (n.) The act or method of arranging in or by grade, or of
bringing, as the surface of land or a road, to the desired level or
Gradinos - (pl. ) of Gradino
Gradino - (n.) A step or raised shelf, as above a sideboard or altar. Cf.
Superaltar, and Gradin.
Gradual - (n.) Proceeding by steps or degrees; advancing, step by step,
as in ascent or descent or from one state to another; regularly
progressive; slow; as, a gradual increase of knowledge; a gradual
Gradual - (n.) An antiphon or responsory after the epistle, in the Mass,
which was sung on the steps, or while the deacon ascended the steps.
Gradual - (n.) A service book containing the musical portions of the
Gradual - (n.) A series of steps.
Graduality - (n.) The state of being gradual; gradualness.
Gradually - (adv.) In a gradual manner.
Gradually - (adv.) In degree.
Gradualness - (n.) The quality or state of being gradual; regular
progression or gradation; slowness.
Graduated - (imp. & p. p.) of Graduate
Graduating - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Graduate
Graduate - (n.) To mark with degrees; to divide into regular steps,
grades, or intervals, as the scale of a thermometer, a scheme of
punishment or rewards, etc.
Graduate - (n.) To admit or elevate to a certain grade or degree; esp.,
in a college or university, to admit, at the close of the course, to an
honorable standing defined by a diploma; as, he was graduated at Yale
Graduate - (n.) To prepare gradually; to arrange, temper, or modify by
degrees or to a certain degree; to determine the degrees of; as, to
graduate the heat of an oven.
Graduate - (n.) To bring to a certain degree of consistency, by
evaporation, as a fluid.
Graduate - (v. i.) To pass by degrees; to change gradually; to shade off;
as, sandstone which graduates into gneiss; carnelian sometimes
graduates into quartz.
Graduate - (v. i.) To taper, as the tail of certain birds.
Graduate - (v. i.) To take a degree in a college or university; to become
a graduate; to receive a diploma.
Graduate - (n.) One who has received an academical or professional
degree; one who has completed the prescribed course of study in any
school or institution of learning.
Graduate - (n.) A graduated cup, tube, or flask; a measuring glass used
by apothecaries and chemists. See under Graduated.
Graduate - (n. & v.) Arranged by successive steps or degrees; graduated.
Graduated - (a.) Marked with, or divided into, degrees; divided into
Graduated - (a.) Tapered; -- said of a bird's tail when the outer
feathers are shortest, and the others successively longer.
Graduateship - (n.) State of being a graduate.
Graduation - (n.) The act of graduating, or the state of being graduated;
as, graduation of a scale; graduation at a college; graduation in
color; graduation by evaporation; the graduation of a bird's tail, etc.
Graduation - (n.) The marks on an instrument or vessel to indicate
degrees or quantity; a scale.
Graduation - (n.) The exposure of a liquid in large surfaces to the air,
so as to hasten its evaporation.
Graduator - (n.) One who determines or indicates graduation; as, a
graduator of instruments.
Graduator - (n.) An instrument for dividing any line, right or curve,
into small, regular intervals.
Graduator - (n.) An apparatus for diffusing a solution, as brine or
vinegar, over a large surface, for exposure to the air.
Gradus - (n.) A dictionary of prosody, designed as an aid in writing
Greek or Latin poetry.
Gravigrade - (a.) Slow-paced.
Gravigrade - (n.) One of the pachyderms.
Grade - (n.) A harsh scraping or cutting; a grating.
Palmigrade - (a.) Putting the whole foot upon the ground in walking, as