In old authors, appetite is followed by to or of, but regularly it should be followed by for before the
object; as, an appetite for pleasure.
Syn. Craving; longing; desire; appetency; passion.
(Ap`pe*ti"tion) n. [L. appetitio: cf. F. appétition.] Desire; a longing for, or seeking after, something.
(Ap"pe*ti"tive) a. [Cf. F. appétitif.] Having the quality of desiring gratification; as, appetitive
power or faculty. Sir M. Hale.
(Ap"pe*tize) v. t. To make hungry; to whet the appetite of. Sir W. Scott.
(Ap"pe*ti`zer) n. Something which creates or whets an appetite.
(Ap"pe*ti`zing) a. [Cf. F. appétissant.] Exciting appetite; as, appetizing food.
The appearance of the wild ducks is very appetizing.
Sir W. Scott.
(Ap"pe*ti`zing), adv. So as to excite appetite.
Appian Way, the great paved highway from ancient Rome trough Capua to Brundisium, now Brindisi,
constructed partly by Appius Claudius, about 312 b. c.
(Ap"pi*an) a. [L. Appius, Appianus.] Of or pertaining to Appius.
(Ap*plaud") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Applauded; p. pr. & vb. n. Applauding.] [L. applaudere; ad
+ plaudere to clash, to clap the hands: cf. F. applaudir. Cf. Explode.]
1. To show approval of by clapping the hands, acclamation, or other significant sign.
I would applaud thee to the very echo,
That should applaud again.
2. To praise by words; to express approbation of; to commend; to approve.
By the gods, I do applaud his courage.
Syn. To praise; extol; commend; cry up; magnify; approve. See Praise.
(Ap*plaud"), v. i. To express approbation loudly or significantly.
(Ap*plaud"er) n. One who applauds.
(Ap*plaus"a*ble) a. Worthy of applause; praiseworthy. [Obs.]
(Ap*plause") n. [L. applaudere, applausum. See Applaud.] The act of applauding; approbation
and praise publicly expressed by clapping the hands, stamping or tapping with the feet, acclamation,
huzzas, or other means; marked commendation.
The brave man seeks not popular applause.
Syn. Acclaim; acclamation; plaudit; commendation; approval.
(Ap*plau"sive) a. [LL. applausivus.] Expressing applause; approbative. Ap*plau"sive*ly,