Co-meddle to Comitia
(Co-med"dle) v. t. To mix; to mingle, to temper. [Obs.] Shak.
(Co*me"di*an) n. [Cf. F. comédien.]
1. An actor or player in comedy. "The famous comedian, Roscius." Middleton.
2. A writer of comedy. Milton.
(||Co*mé`di*enne") n. [F., fem. of comédien.] A women who plays in comedy.
(||Co*me`di*et"ta) n. [It.] A dramatic sketch; a brief comedy.
(||Com"e*do) n.; pl. Comedones [L., a glutton. See Comestible.] (Med.) A small nodule
or cystic tumor, common on the nose, etc., which on pressure allows the escape of a yellow wormlike
mass of retained oily secretion, with a black head
(Come"down`) n. A downfall; an humiliation. [Colloq.]
(Com"e*dy) n.; pl. Comedies [F. comédie, L. comoedia, fr. Gr. a jovial festivity with music
and dancing, a festal procession, an ode sung at this procession (perh. akin to village, E. home) + to
sing; for comedy was originally of a lyric character. See Home, and Ode.] A dramatic composition, or
representation of a bright and amusing character, based upon the foibles of individuals, the manners of
society, or the ludicrous events or accidents of life; a play in which mirth predominates and the termination
of the plot is happy; opposed to tragedy.
With all the vivacity of comedy.
Are come to play a pleasant comedy.
(Come"li*ly) adv. In a suitable or becoming manner. [R.] Sherwood.
(Come"li*ness) n. [See Comely.] The quality or state of being comely.
Comeliness is a disposing fair
Of things and actions in fit time and place.
Sir J. Davies.
Strength, comeliness of shape, or amplest merit.
Comeliness signifies something less forcible than beauty, less elegant than grace, and less light than
(Come"ly) a. [Compar. Comelier ; superl. Comeliest.] [OE. comeliche, AS. cymlic; cyme
suitable (fr. cuman to come, become) + lic like.]
1. Pleasing or agreeable to the sight; well- proportioned; good-looking; handsome.
He that is comely when old and decrepit, surely was very beautiful when he was young.
Not once perceive their foul disfigurement
But boast themselves more comely than before.
2. Suitable or becoming; proper; agreeable.
This is a happier and more comely time
Than when these fellows ran about the streets,
It is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.
Ps. cxlvii. 1.
(Come"ly), adv. In a becoming manner. Ascham.