Expiry to Export
(Ex"pi*ry) n. Expiration.
He had to leave at the expiry of the term.Lamb.
The Parliament . . . now approaching the expiry of its legal term.J. Morley.
(Ex*pis"cate) v. t. [L. expiscatus, p. p. of expiscari to fish out; ex out+piscari to fish, piscis
fish.] To fish out; to find out by skill or laborious investigation; to search out. "To expiscate principles." [R.]
Dr. Burton has with much ingenuity endeavored to expiscate the truth which may be involved in them.W. L. Alexander.
(Ex`pis*ca"tion) n. The act of expiscating; a fishing. [R.] Chapman.
(Ex*pis"ca*to*ry) a. Tending to fish out; searching out [R.] Carlyle.
(Ex*plain") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Explained(- pland"); p. pr. & vb. n. Explaining.] [L. explandare
to flatten, spread out, explain; ex out + plandare to make level or plain, planus plain: cf. OF. esplaner,
explaner. See Plain,a., and cf. Esplanade.]
1. To flatten; to spread out; to unfold; to expand. [Obs.]
The horse-chestnut is . . . ready to explain its leaf.Evelyn.
2. To make plain, manifest, or intelligible; to clear of obscurity; to expound; to unfold and illustrate the
meaning of; as, to explain a chapter of the Bible.
Commentators to explain the difficult passages to you.Gay. To explain away, to get rid of by explanation. "Those explain the meaning quite away." Pope.
Syn. To expound; interpret; elucidate; clear up.
(Ex*plain"), v. i. To give an explanation.
(Ex*plain"a*ble) a. [L. explainabilis.] Capable of being explained or made plain to the
understanding; capable of being interpreted. Sir. T. Browne.
(Ex*plain"er) n. One who explains; an expounder or expositor; a commentator; an interpreter.
(Ex"pla*nate), a. [L. explanatus, p. p. of explanare. See Explain.] (Bot. & Zoöl.) Spreading
or extending outwardly in a flat form.
(Ex`pla*na"tion) n. [L. explanatio: cf. OF. esplanation.]
1. The act of explaining, expounding, or interpreting; the act of clearing from obscurity and making intelligible; as,
the explanation of a passage in Scripture, or of a contract or treaty.
2. That which explains or makes clear; as, a satisfactory explanation.
3. The meaning attributed to anything by one who explains it; definition; interpretation; sense.
Different explanations [of the Trinity].Bp. Burnet.
4. A mutual exposition of terms, meaning, or motives, with a view to adjust a misunderstanding, and
reconcile differences; reconciliation; agreement; as, to come to an explanation.