Indite to Indorsement
(In*dite") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Indited; p. pr. & vb. n. Inditing.] [OE. enditen to indite, indict, OF.
enditer to indicate, show, dictate, write, inform, and endicter to accuse; both fr. LL. indictare to show,
to accuse, fr. L. indicere to proclaim, announce; pref. in- in + dicere to say. The word was influenced
also by L. indicare to indicate, and by dictare to dictate. See Diction, and cf. Indict, Indicate, Dictate.]
1. To compose; to write; to be author of; to dictate; to prompt.
My heart is inditing a good matter.Ps. xlv. 1.
Could a common grief have indited such expressions?South.
Hear how learned Greece her useful rules indites.Pope.
2. To invite or ask. [Obs.]
She will indite him to some supper.Shak.
3. To indict; to accuse; to censure. [Obs.] Spenser.
(In*dite"), v. i. To compose; to write, as a poem.
Wounded I sing, tormented I indite.Herbert.
(In*dite"ment) n. [Cf. Indictment.] The act of inditing. Craig.
(In*dit"er) n. One who indites. Smart.
(In"di*um) n. [NL. See Indigo.] (Chem.) A rare metallic element, discovered in certain ores of
zinc, by means of its characteristic spectrum of two indigo blue lines; hence, its name. In appearance it
resembles zinc, being white or lead gray, soft, malleable and easily fusible, but in its chemical relation it
resembles aluminium or gallium. Symbol In. Atomic weight, 113.4.
(In`di*vert"i*ble) a. Not to be diverted or turned aside. [R.] Lamb.
(In`di*vid"a*ble) a. Indivisible. [R.] Shak.
(In`di*vid"ed), a. Undivided. [R.] Bp. Patrick.
(In`di*vid"u*al) a. [L. individuus indivisible; pref. in- not + dividuus divisible, fr. dividere to
divide: cf. F. individuel. See Divide.]
1. Not divided, or not to be divided; existing as one entity, or distinct being or object; single; one; as, an
individual man, animal, or city.
Mind has a being of its own, distinct from that of all other things, and is pure, unmingled, individual
United as one individual soul.Milton.
2. Of or pertaining to one only; peculiar to, or characteristic of, a single person or thing; distinctive; as,
individual traits of character; individual exertions; individual peculiarities.