Functional Labels

An italic label indicating a part of speech follows the main entry. The eight traditional parts of speech are indicated as follows:

bold...adj
handsomely...adv
but...conj
oops...interj
car...n
under...p
someone...pron
shrink...v


Language Abbreviations

The matter in square brackets preceding the definition is the etymology. Meanings given in Roman type within these brackets are not definitions of the entry, but are meanings of Middle English, Old English, or non-English words within the brackets. The abbreviations for these languages follow:

AF Anglo-French
Ar Arabic
Celt Celtic
D Dutch
Dan Danish
F French
G German
Gk Greek
Heb Hebrew
ISV International Science Vocabulary
Ital Italian
L Latin
LL Late Latin
ME Middle English
MF Middle French
ML Medieval Latin
NL New Latin
OE Old English
OF Old French
OL Old Latin
VL Vulgar Latin