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, servilely submissive.

(||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 bottom.

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 or readings.

(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 flesh.

(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?

  By PanEris using Melati.

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