Aurum fulminans See Fulminate.Aurum mosaicum See Mosaic.

(Aus*cult") v. i. & t. To auscultate.

(Aus"cul*tate) v. i. & t. To practice auscultation; to examine by auscultation.

(Aus`cul*ta"tion) n. [L. ausculcatio, fr. auscultare to listen, fr. a dim. of auris, orig. ausis, ear. See Auricle, and cf. Scout, n.]

1. The act of listening or hearkening to. Hickes.

2. (Med.) An examination by listening either directly with the ear (immediate auscultation) applied to parts of the body, as the abdomen; or with the stethoscope in order to distinguish sounds recognized as a sign of health or of disease.

(Aus"cul*ta`tor) n. One who practices auscultation.

(Aus*cul"ta*to*ry) a. Of or pertaining to auscultation. Dunglison.

(Au*so"ni*an) a. [L. Ausonia, poetic name for Italy.] Italian. Milton.

(Aus"pi*cate) a. [L. auspicatus, p. p. of auspicari to take auspices, fr. auspex a bird seer, an augur, a contr. of avispex; avis bird + specere, spicere, to view. See Aviary, Spy.] Auspicious. [Obs.] Holland.

(Aus"pi*cate) v. t.

1. To foreshow; to foretoken. [Obs.] B. Jonson.

2. To give a favorable turn to in commencing; to inaugurate; — a sense derived from the Roman practice of taking the auspicium, or inspection of birds, before undertaking any important business.

They auspicate all their proceedings.

(Aus"pice) n.; pl. Auspices [L. auspicium, fr. auspex: cf. F. auspice. See Auspicate, a.]

1. A divining or taking of omens by observing birds; an omen as to an undertaking, drawn from birds; an augury; an omen or sign in general; an indication as to the future.

2. Protection; patronage and care; guidance.

Which by his auspice they will nobler make.

In this sense the word is generally plural, auspices; as, under the auspices of the king.

(Aus*pi"cial) a. Of or pertaining to auspices; auspicious. [R.]

(Aus*pi"cious) a. [See Auspice.]

1. Having omens or tokens of a favorable issue; giving promise of success, prosperity, or happiness; predicting good; as, an auspicious beginning.

Auspicious union of order and freedom.

2. Prosperous; fortunate; as, auspicious years. "Auspicious chief." Dryden.

Aurum to Autocephalous

(||Au"rum) n. [L.] Gold.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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