(Se*du"ci*ble) a. Capable of being seduced; corruptible.
(Se*du"cing) a. Seductive. "Thy sweet seducing charms." Cowper. Se*du"cing*ly, adv.
(Se*duc*tion) n. [L. seductio: cf. F. séduction. See Seduce.]
1. The act of seducing; enticement to wrong doing; specifically, the offense of inducing a woman to consent
to unlawful sexual intercourse, by enticements which overcome her scruples; the wrong or crime of persuading
a woman to surrender her chastity.
2. That which seduces, or is adapted to seduce; means of leading astray; as, the seductions of wealth.
(Se*duc"tive) a. Tending to lead astray; apt to mislead by flattering appearances; tempting; alluring; as,
a seductive offer.
This may enable us to understand how seductive is the influence of example.Sir W. Hamilton.
(Se*duc"tive*ly), adv. In a seductive manner.
(Se*duc"tress) n. A woman who seduces.
(Se*du"li*ty) n. [L. sedulitas. See Sedulous.] The quality or state of being sedulous; diligent
and assiduous application; constant attention; unremitting industry; sedulousness.
The industrious bee, by his sedulity in summer, lives in honey all the winter.Feltham.
(Sed"u*lous) a. [L. sedulus, perhaps from sedere to sit, and so akin to E. sit.] Diligent in
application or pursuit; constant, steady, and persevering in business, or in endeavors to effect an object; steadily
industrious; assiduous; as, the sedulous bee.
What signifies the sound of words in prayer, without the affection of the heart, and a sedulous application
of the proper means that may naturally lead us to such an end?L'Estrange.
Syn. Assiduous; diligent; industrious; laborious; unremitting; untiring; unwearied; persevering.
Sed"u*lous*ly, adv. Sed"u*lous*ness, n.
(||Se"dum) n. [NL., fr. L. sedere to sit; so called in allusion to the manner in which the plants
attach themselves to rocks and walls.] (Bot.) A genus of plants, mostly perennial, having succulent
leaves and cymose flowers; orpine; stonecrop. Gray.
(See) n. [OE. se, see, OF. se, sed, sied, fr. L. sedes a seat, or the kindred sedere to sit. See
Sit, and cf. Siege.]
1. A seat; a site; a place where sovereign power is exercised. [Obs.] Chaucer.
Jove laughed on Venus from his sovereign see.Spenser.
2. Specifically: (a) The seat of episcopal power; a diocese; the jurisdiction of a bishop; as, the see of
New York. (b) The seat of an archbishop; a province or jurisdiction of an archbishop; as, an archiepiscopal
see. (c) The seat, place, or office of the pope, or Roman pontiff; as, the papal see. (d) The pope or
his court at Rome; as, to appeal to the see of Rome.
Apostolic see. See under Apostolic.
(See) v. t. [imp. Saw (s&add); p. p. Seen (sen); p. pr. & vb. n. Seeing.] [OE. seen, sen,
seon, AS. seón; akin to OFries. sia, D. zien, OS. & OHG. sehan, G. sehen, Icel. sja, Sw. se, Dan.