2. A manifestation of obedience; an expression of difference or respect; homage; a bow; a courtesy.
Bathsheba bowed and did obeisance unto the king.1 Kings i. 16.
(O*bei"san*cy) n. See Obeisance. [Obs.]
(O*bei"sant) a. [F. obéissant, p. pr. of obéir to obey.] Ready to obey; reverent; differential; also,
(||O*be"li*on) n. [NL., from Gr. a spit.] (Anat.) The region of the skull between the two parietal
foramina where the closure of the sagittal suture usually begins.
(Ob`e*lis"cal) a. Formed like an obelisk.
(Ob"e*lisk) n. [L. obeliscus, Gr. dim. of a spit, a pointed pillar: cf. F. obélisque.]
1. An upright, four- sided pillar, gradually tapering as it rises, and terminating in a pyramid called pyramidion.
It is ordinarily monolithic. Egyptian obelisks are commonly covered with hieroglyphic writing from top to
2. (Print.) A mark of reference; called also dagger [&dagger]. See Dagger, n., 2.
(Ob"e*lisk), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Obelisked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Obelisking.] To mark or designate
with an obelisk.
(Ob"e*lize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Obelized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Obelizing ] [Gr. fr. 'obelo`s. See
Obelus.] To designate with an obelus; to mark as doubtful or spirituous. [R.]
(||Ob"e*lus) n.; pl. Obeli [L., fr. Gr. 'obelo`s, prop., a spit.] (Print.) A mark [thus , or ÷];
so called as resembling a needle. In old MSS. or editions of the classics, it marks suspected passages
(Ob*eq"ui*tate) v. i. [L. obequitatus, p. p. of obequitare to ride about.] To ride about.
[Obs.] Ob*eq`ui*ta"tion n. [Obs.] Cockerman.
(Ob"er*on) n. [F., fr. OF. Auberon; prob. of Frankish origin.] (Mediæval Mythol.) The king of the
fairies, and husband of Titania or Queen Mab. Shak.
(Ob`er*ra"tion) n. [L. oberrate to wander about.] A wandering about. [Obs.] Jonhson.
(O*bese") a. [L. obesus eaten away, lean; also, that has eaten itself fat, fat, stout, p. p. of obedere
to devour; ob (see Ob-) + edere to eat. See Eat.] Excessively corpulent; fat; fleshy.
(O*bese"ness), n. Quality of being obese; obesity.
(O*bes"i*ty) n.[L. obesitas: cf.F. obésité.] The state or quality of being obese; incumbrance of
(O*bey") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Obeyed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Obeying.] [OE. obeyen, F. obéir, fr. L.
obedire, oboedire; ob (see Ob-) + audire to hear. See Audible, and cf. Obeisance.]
1. To give ear to; to execute the commands of; to yield submission to; to comply with the orders of.
Children, obey your parents in the Lord.Eph. vi. 1.
Was she the God, that her thou didst obey?Milton.