Adonic verse, a verse consisting of a dactyl and spondee

(||A*do"nis) n. [L., gr. Gr. 'A`dwnis.]

1. (Gr. Myth.) A youth beloved by Venus for his beauty. He was killed in the chase by a wild boar.

2. A preëminently beautiful young man; a dandy.

3. (Bot.) A genus of plants of the family Ranunculaceæ, containing the pheasant's eye (Adonis autumnalis); — named from Adonis, whose blood was fabled to have stained the flower.

(A*do"nist) n. [Heb. adonai my Lords.] One who maintains that points of the Hebrew word translated "Jehovah" are really the vowel points of the word "Adonai." See Jehovist.

(Ad"o*nize) v. t. [Cf. F. adoniser, fr. Adonis.] To beautify; to dandify.

I employed three good hours at least in adjusting and adonozing myself.

(A*door A*doors) At the door; of the door; as, out adoors. Shak.

I took him in adoors.
Vicar's Virgil

Adnoun to Adulterate

(Ad"noun`) n. [Pref. ad- + noun.] (Gram.) An adjective, or attribute. [R.] Coleridge.

(Ad*nu"bi*la`ted) a. [L. adnubilatus, p. p. of adnubilare.] Clouded; obscured. [R.]

(A*do") (1) v. inf., (2) n. [OE. at do, northern form for to do. Cf. Affair.]

1. To do; in doing; as, there is nothing ado. "What is here ado?" J. Newton.

2. Doing; trouble; difficulty; troublesome business; fuss; bustle; as, to make a great ado about trifles.

With much ado, he partly kept awake.

Let's follow to see the end of this ado.

(||A*do"be) n. [Sp.] An unburnt brick dried in the sun; also used as an adjective, as, an adobe house, in Texas or New Mexico.

(Ad`o*les"cence) n. [Fr., fr. L. adolescentia.] The state of growing up from childhood to manhood or womanhood; youth, or the period of life between puberty and maturity, generally considered to be, in the male sex, from fourteen to twenty-one. Sometimes used with reference to the lower animals.

(Ad`o*les"cen*cy) n. The quality of being adolescent; youthfulness.

(Ad`o*les"cent) a. [L. adolescens, p. pr. of adolescere to grow up to; ad + the inchoative olescere to grow: cf. F. adolescent. See Adult.] Growing; advancing from childhood to maturity.

Schools, unless discipline were doubly strong,
Detain their adolescent charge too long.

(Ad`o*les"cent), n. A youth.

(Ad`o*ne"an) a. [L. Adoneus.] Pertaining to Adonis; Adonic. "Fair Adonean Venus." Faber.

(A*don"ic) a. [F. adonique: cf. L. Adonius.] Relating to Adonis, famed for his beauty. - - n. An Adonic verse.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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