2. Reception; a taking in. [R.] Poe.
(In*cep"tive) a. Beginning; expressing or indicating beginning; as, an inceptive proposition; an
inceptive verb, which expresses the beginning of action; called also inchoative. In*cep"tive*ly,
(In*cep"tive), n. An inceptive word, phrase, or clause.
(In*cep"tor) n. [L.]
1. A beginner; one in the rudiments. Johnson.
2. One who is on the point of taking the degree of master of arts at an English university. Walton.
(In`cer*a"tion) n. [L. incerare to smear with wax; pref. in- in + cerare to wax, fr. cera wax: cf.
F. incération.] The act of smearing or covering with wax. B. Jonson.
(In*cer"a*tive) a. Cleaving or sticking like wax. Cotgrave.
(In*cer"tain) n. [Pref. in- not + certain: cf. F. incertain, L. incertus. See Certain.] Uncertain; doubtful; unsteady.
Very questionable and of uncertain truth.Sir T. Browne.
(In*cer"tain*ty) n. Uncertainty. [Obs.] Shak.
(In*cer"ti*tude) n. [Cf. F. incertitude, LL. incertitudo, fr. L. incertus. See Incertain.] Uncertainty; doubtfulness; doubt.
The incertitude and instability of this life.Holland.
He fails . . . from mere incertitude or irresolution.I. Taylor.
Opus incertum (Anc. Arch.), a kind of masonry employed in building walls, in which the stones were
not squared nor laid in courses; rubblework.
(||In*cer"tum) a. Doubtful; not of definite form.
(In*ces"sa*ble) a. [L. incessabilis; pref. in- not + cessare to cease.] Unceasing; continual.
[Obs.] Shelton. In*ces"sa*bly, adv. [Obs.]
(In*ces"san*cy) n. [From Incessant.] The quality of being incessant; unintermitted continuance; unceasingness.
Dr. T. Dwight.
(In*ces"sant) a. [L. incessans, -antis; pref. in- not + cessare to cease: cf. F. incessant.
See Cease.] Continuing or following without interruption; unceasing; unitermitted; uninterrupted; continual; as,
incessant clamors; incessant pain, etc.
Against the castle gate,Spenser.
. . . Which with incessant force and endless hate,
They batter'd day and night
and entrance did await.
Syn. Unceasing; uninterrupted; unintermitted; unremitting; ceaseless; continual; constant; perpetual.
(In*ces"sant*ly), adv. Unceasingly; continually. Shak.
(In*ces"sion) n. [L. incedere, incessum, to walk.] Motion on foot; progress in walking. [Obs.]
The incession or local motion of animals.Sir T. Browne.