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Definition: Clematis vitalba
n : vigorous deciduous climber of Europe to Afghanistan and
Lebanon having panicles of fragrant green-white flowers
in summer and autumn [syn: traveler's joy
, traveller's joy
, old man's beard
English → English
Definition: Clematis Vitalba
, a. [Compar. Older
; superl. Oldest
.] [OE. old,
ald, AS. ald, eald; akin to D. oud, OS. ald, OFries. ald,
old, G. alt, Goth. alpeis, and also to Goth. alan to grow up,
Icel. ala to bear, produce, bring up, L. alere to nourish.
1. Not young; advanced far in years or life; having lived
till toward the end of the ordinary term of living; as, an
old man; an old age; an old horse; an old tree.
Let not old age disgrace my high desire. --Sir P.
The melancholy news that we grow old. --Young.
2. Not new or fresh; not recently made or produced; having
existed for a long time; as, old wine; an old friendship.
“An old acquaintance.”
3. Formerly existing; ancient; not modern; preceding;
original; as, an old law; an old custom; an old promise.
“The old schools of Greece.”
--Milton. “The character
of the old Ligurians.”
4. Continued in life; advanced in the course of existence;
having (a certain) length of existence; -- designating the
age of a person or thing; as, an infant a few hours old; a
cathedral centuries old.
And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, How old art thou?
Note: In this use old regularly follows the noun that
designates the age; as, she was eight years old.
5. Long practiced; hence, skilled; experienced; cunning; as,
an old offender; old in vice.
Vane, young in years, but in sage counsel old.
6. Long cultivated; as, an old farm; old land, as opposed to
land, that is, to land lately cleared.
7. Worn out; weakened or exhausted by use; past usefulness;
as, old shoes; old clothes.
8. More than enough; abundant. [Obs.]
If a man were porter of hell gate, he should have
old turning the key. --Shak.
9. Aged; antiquated; hence, wanting in the mental vigor or
other qualities belonging to youth; -- used disparagingly
as a term of reproach.
10. Old-fashioned; wonted; customary; as of old; as, the good
old times; hence, colloquially, gay; jolly.
11. Used colloquially as a term of cordiality and
familiarity. “Go thy ways, old lad.”
, advanced years; the latter period of life.
. See Bachelor
. See under Catholic
. See under English
. n., 2.
, Old Scratch
, the devil.
(Zo["o]l.), a large European noctuid moth (Mormo maura
(a) A woman, somewhat advanced in years, who has never
been married; a spinster.
(b) (Bot.) A West Indian name for the pink-flowered
periwinkle (Vinca rosea
(c) A simple game of cards, played by matching them. The
person with whom the odd card is left is the old
Old man's beard
(a) The traveler's joy (Clematis Vitalba
). So named
from the abundant long feathery awns of its fruit.
(b) The Tillandsia usneoides
. See Tillandsia
Old man's head
(Bot.), a columnar cactus (Pilocereus senilis
), native of Mexico, covered towards the top with
long white hairs.
Old red sandstone
(Geol.), a series of red sandstone rocks
situated below the rocks of the Carboniferous age and
comprising various strata of siliceous sandstones and
conglomerates. See Sandstone
, and the Chart of
, a school or party belonging to a former time,
or preserving the character, manner, or opinions of a
former time; as, a gentleman of the old school; -- used
also adjectively; as, Old-School Presbyterians.
, an old and well-known game of cards, called
also all fours
, and high, low, Jack, and the game
(Zo["o]l.), a duck (Clangula hyemalis
inhabiting the northern parts of both hemispheres. The
adult male is varied with black and white and is
remarkable for the length of its tail. Called also
, south southerly
and old wife
. (Chron.) See the Note under Style
. See Old Testament
. [In the senses
c written also oldwife
(a) A prating old woman; a gossip.
Refuse profane and old wives' fables. --1 Tim.
(b) (Zo["o]l.) The local name of various fishes, as the
European black sea bream (Cantharus lineatus
American alewife, etc.
(c) (Zo["o]l.) A duck; the old squaw.
, the Eastern Hemisphere.
Syn: Aged; ancient; pristine; primitive; antique; antiquated;
old-fashioned; obsolete. See Ancient
(l[u^]v), n. [OE. love, luve, AS. lufe, lufu; akin
to E. lief, believe, L. lubet, libet, it pleases, Skr. lubh
to be lustful. See Lief
1. A feeling of strong attachment induced by that which
delights or commands admiration; pre["e]minent kindness or
devotion to another; affection; tenderness; as, the love
of brothers and sisters.
Of all the dearest bonds we prove
Thou countest sons' and mothers' love
Most sacred, most Thine own. --Keble.
2. Especially, devoted attachment to, or tender or passionate
affection for, one of the opposite sex.
He on his side
Leaning half-raised, with looks of cordial love
Hung over her enamored. --Milton.
3. Courtship; -- chiefly in the phrase to make love, i. e.,
to court, to woo, to solicit union in marriage.
Demetrius . . .
Made love to Nedar's daughter, Helena,
And won her soul. --Shak.
4. Affection; kind feeling; friendship; strong liking or
desire; fondness; good will; -- opposed to hate
with of and an object.
Love, and health to all. --Shak.
Smit with the love of sacred song. --Milton.
The love of science faintly warmed his breast.
5. Due gratitude and reverence to God.
Keep yourselves in the love of God. --Jude 21.
6. The object of affection; -- often employed in endearing
address; as, he held his love in his arms; his greatest
love was reading. “Trust me, love.”
Open the temple gates unto my love. --Spenser.
7. Cupid, the god of love; sometimes, Venus.
Such was his form as painters, when they show
Their utmost art, on naked Lores bestow. --Dryden.
Therefore do nimble-pinioned doves draw Love.
8. A thin silk stuff. [Obs.] --Boyle.
9. (Bot.) A climbing species of Clematis
10. Nothing; no points scored on one side; -- used in
counting score at tennis, etc.
He won the match by three sets to love. --The
11. Sexual intercourse; -- a euphemism.
Note: Love is often used in the formation of compounds, in
most of which the meaning is very obvious; as,
love-cracked, love-darting, love-killing, love-linked,
A labor of love
, a labor undertaken on account of regard
for some person, or through pleasure in the work itself,
without expectation of reward.
, the doctrine or practice of consorting with one
of the opposite sex, at pleasure, without marriage. See
, one who avows or practices free love.
, in the act of loving; -- said esp. of the love of
the sexes; as, to be in love; to fall in love.
(Bot.), the tomato.
(Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of small,
short-tailed parrots, or parrakeets, of the genus
, and allied genera. They are mostly from
Africa. Some species are often kept as cage birds, and are
celebrated for the affection which they show for their
, a person who for pay acts as agent between
lovers, or as a go-between in a sexual intrigue. --Shak.
, a charm for exciting love. --Ld. Lytton.
. an illegitimate child. --Jane Austen.
, a day formerly appointed for an amicable
adjustment of differences. [Obs.] --Piers Plowman.
, a love potion; a philter. --Chaucer.
, something given to be worn in token of love.
, a religious festival, held quarterly by some
religious denominations, as the Moravians and Methodists,
in imitation of the agap[ae] of the early Christians.
, the gallant act of a lover. --Shak.
, a game, as in tennis, in which the vanquished
person or party does not score a point.
. [G. liebesgras.] (Bot.) Any grass of the genus
(a) An herb of the Buttercup family (Nigella Damascena
having the flowers hidden in a maze of finely cut
(b) The West Indian Passiflora f[oe]tida
, which has
(Bot.), a kind of violet; the small pansy.
A little western flower,
Before milk-white, now purple with love's wound;
And maidens call it love-in-idleness. --Shak.
, juice of a plant supposed to produce love.
, a knot or bow, as of ribbon; -- so called from
being used as a token of love, or as a pledge of mutual
, a sweetheart.
, a letter of courtship. --Shak.
(Bot.), a species of amaranth
, a marriage brought about by love alone.
, a compounded draught intended to excite love,
or venereal desire.
, sexual intercourse. --Pope
, an exhibition of love, as between lovers on the
, courtship. --Shak.
Of all loves
, for the sake of all love; by all means.
[Obs.] “Mrs. Arden desired him of all loves to come back
The god of love
, or The Love god
To make love
, to engage in sexual intercourse; -- a
To make love to
, to express affection for; to woo. “If you
will marry, make your loves to me.”
To play for love
, to play a game, as at cards, without
stakes. “A game at piquet for love.”
[1913 Webster +PJC]
Syn: Affection; friendship; kindness; tenderness; fondness;
, n. [L. virgo, -inis: cf. OF. virgine, virgene,
virge, vierge, F. vierge.]
1. A woman who has had no carnal knowledge of man; a maid.
2. A person of the male sex who has not known sexual
indulgence. [Archaic] --Wyclif.
These are they which were not defiled with women;
for they are virgins. --Rev. xiv. 4.
He his flesh hath overcome;
He was a virgin, as he said. --Gower.
3. (Astron.) See Virgo
4. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of gossamer-winged
butterflies of the family Lyc[ae]nid[ae]
5. (Zo["o]l.) A female insect producing eggs from which young
are hatched, though there has been no fecundation by a
male; a parthenogenetic insect.
, or The Blessed Virgin
, the Virgin Mary, the
Mother of Jesus Christ.
(Bot.), a name given to several climbing
plants of the genus Clematis
, as Clematis Vitalba
Europe, and Clematis Virginiana
of North America.