Common of estovers. See under Common, n.

(Es`trade") n. [F., fr. Sp. estrado, orig., a carpet on the floor of a room, also, a carpeted platform, fr. L. stratum bed covering. See Stratum.] (Arch.) A portion of the floor of a room raised above the general level, as a place for a bed or a throne; a platform; a dais.

He [the teacher] himself should have his desk on a mounted estrade or platform.
J. G. Fitch.

(||Es`tra`ma`con") n. [F.]

1. A straight, heavy sword with two edges, used in the 16th and 17th centuries.

2. A blow with edge of a sword. Farrow.

(Es*trange") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Estranged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Estranging.] [OF. estrangier to remove, F. étranger, L. extraneare to treat as a stranger, from extraneus strange. See Strange.]

1. To withdraw; to withhold; hence, reflexively, to keep at a distance; to cease to be familiar and friendly with.

We must estrange our belief from everything which is not clearly and distinctly evidenced.

Had we . . . estranged ourselves from them in things indifferent.

2. To divert from its original use or purpose, or from its former possessor; to alienate.

They . . . have estranged this place, and have burned incense in it unto other gods.
Jer. xix. 4.

3. To alienate the affections or confidence of; to turn from attachment to enmity or indifference.

I do not know, to this hour, what it is that has estranged him from me.

He . . . had pretended to be estranged from the Whigs, and had promised to act as a spy upon them.

(Es*tran"ged*ness) n. State of being estranged; estrangement. Prynne.

(Es*trange"ment) n. [Cf. OF. estrangement.] The act of estranging, or the state of being estranged; alienation.

An estrangement from God.
J. C. Shairp.

A long estrangement from better things.

(Es*tran"ger) n. One who estranges.

(Es*tran"gle) v. t. To strangle. [Obs.]

(Es`tra*pade") n. [F.] (Man.) The action of a horse, when, to get rid of his rider, he rears, plunges, and kicks furiously.

(Es*tray") v. i. To stray. [Obs.] Daniel.

(Es*to"vers) n. pl. [OF. estoveir, estovoir, necessary, necessity, need, prop. an infin. meaning to suit, be fit, be necessary. See Stover.] (Law) Necessaries or supplies; an allowance to a person out of an estate or other thing for support; as of wood to a tenant for life, etc., of sustenance to a man confined for felony out of his estate, or alimony to a woman divorced out of her husband's estate. Blackstone.

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