(Au"lic), n. The ceremony observed in conferring the degree of doctor of divinity in some European
universities. It begins by a harangue of the chancellor addressed to the young doctor, who then receives
the cap, and presides at the disputation (also called the aulic).
(Auln) n. An ell. [Obs.] See Aune.
(Aul"nage Aul"na*ger) n. See Alnage and Alnager.
(Aum) n. Same as Aam.
(Au*mail") v. t. [OE. for amel, enamel.] To figure or variegate. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Aum"bry) n. Same as Ambry.
(Au"me*ry) n. A form of Ambry, a closet; but confused with Almonry, as if a place for alms.
(Aun"cel) n. A rude balance for weighing, and a kind of weight, formerly used in England. Halliwell.
(Aun"cet*ry) n. Ancestry. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(||Aune) n. [F. See Alnage.] A French cloth measure, of different parts of the country (at Paris,
0.95 of an English ell); now superseded by the meter.
(Aunt) n. [OF. ante, F. tante, L. amita father's sister. Cf. Amma.]
1. The sister of one's father or mother; correlative to nephew or niece. Also applied to an uncle's
Aunt is sometimes applied as a title or term of endearment to a kind elderly woman not thus related.
2. An old woman; and old gossip. [Obs.] Shak.
3. A bawd, or a prostitute. [Obs.] Shak.
Aunt Sally, a puppet head placed on a pole and having a pipe in its mouth; also a game, which consists
in trying to hit the pipe by throwing short bludgeons at it.
In aunters, perchance.
(Aun"ter) n. Adventure; hap. [Obs.]
(Aun"ter, Aun"tre) v. t. [See Adventure.] To venture; to dare. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Aunt"ie, Aunt"y) n. A familiar name for an aunt. In the southern United States a familiar term
applied to aged negro women.
(Aun"trous) a. Adventurous. [Obs.] Chaucer.