to some particular opinion, system, or party; thus, a Gentile converted to Judaism, or a pagan converted
to Christianity, is a proselyte.
Ye [Scribes and Pharisees] compass sea and land to make one proselyte.Matt. xxiii. 15.
Fresh confidence the speculatist takesCowper.
From every harebrained proselyte he makes.
Syn. See Convert.
(Pros"e*lyte), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Proselyted ; p. pr. & vb. n. Proselyting.] To convert to
some religion, opinion, or system; to bring over. Dr. H. More.
(Pros"e*ly*tism) n. [Cf. F. prosélytisme.]
1. The act or practice of proselyting; the making of converts to a religion or a religious sect, or to any
opinion, system, or party.
They were possessed of a spirit of proselytism in the most fanatical degree.Burke.
2. Conversion to a religion, system, or party.
(Pros"e*ly*tize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. proselytized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Proselytizing ] To convert
to some religion, system, opinion, or the like; to bring, or cause to come, over; to proselyte.
One of those whom they endeavor to proselytize.Burke.
(Pros"e*ly*tize), v. i. To make converts or proselytes.
(Pros"e*ly*ti`zer), n. One who proselytes.
(Prose"man) n. A writer of prose. [R.]
(Pro*sem"i*na*ry) n. A seminary which prepares pupils for a higher institution. T. Warton.
(Pro*sem`i*na"tion) n. [L. proseminare, proseminatum, to disseminate.] Propagation
by seed. [Obs.] Sir M. Hale.
(Pros*en`ce*phal"ic) a. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the prosencephalon.
(Pros`en*ceph"a*lon) n. [NL., fr. Gr. toward, near to + E. encephalon.] [Sometimes
abbreviated to proen.] (Anat.) (a) The anterior segment of the brain, including the cerebrum and olfactory
lobes; the forebrain. (b) The cerebrum. Huxley.
(Pros*en"chy*ma) n. [NL., fr. Gr. near + -enchyma, as in parenchyma.] (Bot.) A general
term applied to the tissues formed of elongated cells, especially those with pointed or oblique extremities,
as the principal cells of ordinary wood.
1. A writer of prose. [Obs.]
2. One who talks or writes tediously. Sir W. Scott.
(Pro*sil"i*en*cy) n. [L. prosilere to leap forth.] The act of leaping forth or forward; projection.
"Such prosiliency of relief." Coleridge.
(Pros"i*ly) adv. In a prosy manner.