Syn. See Insurrection.
(Mu"ti*ny), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Mutinied ; p. pr. & vb. n. Mutinying ]
1. To rise against, or refuse to obey, lawful authority in military or naval service; to excite, or to be guilty
of, mutiny or mutinous conduct; to revolt against one's superior officer, or any rightful authority.
2. To fall into strife; to quarrel. [Obs.] Shak.
(Mut"ism) n. The condition, state, or habit of being mute, or without speech. Max Müller.
(Mut"ter) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Muttered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Muttering.] [Prob. of imitative origin; cf.
L. muttire, mutire.]
1. To utter words indistinctly or with a low voice and lips partly closed; esp., to utter indistinct complaints
or angry expressions; to grumble; to growl.
Wizards that peep, and that mutter.Is. viii. 19.
Meantime your filthy foreigner will stare,Dryden.
And mutter to himself.
2. To sound with a low, rumbling noise.
Thick lightnings flash, the muttering thunder rolls.Pope.
(Mut"ter), v. t. To utter with imperfect articulations, or with a low voice; as, to mutter threats.
(Mut"ter), n. Repressed or obscure utterance.
(Mut"ter*er) n. One who mutters.
(Mut"ter*ing*ly), adv. With a low voice and indistinct articulation; in a muttering manner.
(Mut"ton) n. [OE. motoun, OF. moton, molton, a sheep, wether, F. mouton, LL. multo, by
transposition of l fr. L. mutilus mutilated. See Mutilate.]
1. A sheep. [Obs.] Chapman.
Not so much ground as will feed a mutton.Sir H. Sidney.
Muttons, beeves, and porkers are good old words for the living quadrupeds.Hallam.