(||Co*nis"tra) n. [NL., fr. Gr. fr. dust.] (Greek Antiq.) Originally, a part of the palestra, or
gymnasium among the Greeks; either the place where sand was stored for use in sprinkling the wrestlers,
or the wrestling ground itself. Hence, a part of the orchestra of the Greek theater.
(Co"nite) n. [Gr. dust: cf. F. conite. So called on account of its gray color.] (Min.) A magnesian
variety of dolomite.
(||Co*ni"um) n. [NL., fr. Gr. hemlock.]
1. (Bot.) A genus of biennial, poisonous, white-flowered, umbelliferous plants, bearing ribbed fruit ("seeds")
and decompound leaves.
2. (Med.) The common hemlock (Conium maculatum, poison hemlock, spotted hemlock, poison parsley),
a roadside weed of Europe, Asia, and America, cultivated in the United States for medicinal purpose. It
is an active poison. The leaves and fruit are used in medicine.
(Con*ject") v. t. [L. conjectus, p. p. of conjicere. See Conjecture, n.] To throw together, or
to throw. [Obs.] Bp. Montagu.
(Con*ject"), v. t. To conjecture; also, to plan. [Obs.]
(Con*ject"or) n. [L.] One who guesses or conjectures. [Obs.]
A great conjector at other men by their writings.
(Con*jec"tur*a*ble) a. Capable of being conjectured or guessed.
(Con*jec"tur*al) a. [L. conjecturalis: cf. F. conjectural.] Dependent on conjecture; fancied; imagined; guessed
at; undetermined; doubtful.
And mak'st conjectural fears to come into me.
A slight expense of conjectural analogy.
Who or what such editor may be, must remain conjectural.
(Con*jec"tur*al*ist), n. A conjecturer. [R.] Month. rev.
(Con*jec`tur*al"ly) n. That which depends upon guess; guesswork. [R.] Sir T. Browne.
(Con*jec`tur*al*ly), adv. In a conjectural manner; by way of conjecture. Boyle.
(Con*jec"ture) n. [L. conjectura, fr. conjicere, conjectum, to throw together, infer, conjecture;
con- + jacere to throw: cf. F. conjecturer. See Jet a shooting forth.] An opinion, or judgment, formed
on defective or presumptive evidence; probable inference; surmise; guess; suspicion.
He [Herodotus] would thus have corrected his first loose conjecture by a real study of nature.
Conjectures, fancies, built on nothing firm.
(Con*jec"ture), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Conjectured ; p. pr. & vb. n. Conjecturing.] [Cf. F.
conjecturer. Cf. Conject.] To arrive at by conjecture; to infer on slight evidence; to surmise; to guess; to
form, at random, opinions concerning.
Human reason can then, at the best, but conjecture what will be.