Noah Webster’s 1828 Dictionary

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TWO-VALVED — TYRANT

TWO-VALVED, a. Bivalvular, as a shell, pod, or glume.

TYE, v.t. [See Tie, the more usual orthography, and Tying.]

To bind or fasten.

TYE, n. A knot. [See Tie.]

1. A bond; an obligation.

By the soft tye and sacred name of friend.

2. In ships, a runner or short thick rope.

TYER, n. One who ties or unites.

TYGER. [See Tiger.]

TYING, ppr. [See Tie and Tye.] Binding; fastening. [As this participle must be written with y, it might be well to write the verb tye.]

TYKE, n. A dog; or one as contemptible as a dog.

TYMBAL, n. A kind of kettle drum.

A tymbal’s sound were better than my voice.

TYMPAN, n. [L. tympanum. See Tymbal.]

1. A drum; hence, the barrel or hollow part of the ear behind the membrane of the tympanum.

2. The area of a pediment; also, the part of a pedestal called the trunk or dye.

3. The pannel of a door.

4. A triangular space or table in the corners or sides of an arch, usually enriched with figures.

5. Among printers, a frame covered with parchment or cloth, on which the blank sheets are put in order to be laid on the form to be impressed.

TYMPANITES, n. In medicine, a flatulent distention of the belly; wind dropsy; tympany.

TYMPANIZE, v.i. To act the part of a drummer.

TYMPANIZE, v.t. To stretch, as a skin over the head of a drum.

TYMPANUM, n. The drum of the ear. [See Tympan.]

1. In mechanics, a wheel placed round an axis.

TYMPANY, n. A flatulent distention of the belly. [See Tympanites.]

TYNY, a. Small. [See Tiny.]

TYPE, n. [L. typus; Gr. from the root of tap; to beat, strike, impress.]

1. The mark of something; an emblem; that which represents something else.

Thy emblem, gracious queen, the British rose,

Type of sweet rule and gentle majesty.

2. A sign; a symbol; a figure of something to come; as, Abraham’s sacrifice and the paschal lamb, were types of Christ. To this word is opposed antitype. Christ, in this case, is the antitype.

3. A model or form of a letter in metal or other hard material; used in printing.

4. In medicine, the form or character of a disease, in regard to the intension and remission of fevers, pulses, etc.; the regular progress of a fever.

5. In natural history, a general form, such as is common to the species of a genus, or the individuals of a species.

6. A stamp or mark.

TYPE, v.t. To prefigure; to represent by a model or symbol beforehand. [Little used.]

TYPE-METAL, n. A compound of lead and antimony, with a small quantity of copper or brass.

TYPHOID, a. [typhus and Gr. form.] Resembling typhus; weak; low.

TYPHUS, a. [from Gr. to inflame or heat. Hippocrates gave this name to a fever which produced great heat in the eyes.] A typhus disease or fever is accompanied with great debility. The word is sometimes used as a noun.

TYPIC, TYPICAL, a. Emblematic; figurative; representing something future by a form, model or resemblance. Abraham’s offering of his only son Isaac, was typical of the sacrifice of Christ. The brazen serpent was typical of the cross.

Typic fever, is one that is regular in its attacks; opposed to erratic fever.

TYPICALLY, adv. In a typical manner; by way of image, symbol or resemblance.

TYPICALNESS, n. The state of being typical.

TYPIFIED, pp. Represented by symbol or emblem.

TYPIFY, v.t. To represent by an image, form, model or resemblance. The washing of baptism typifies the cleansing of the soul from sin by the blood of Christ. Our Savior was typified by the goat that was slain.

TYPIFYING, ppr. Representing by model or emblem.

TYPOCOSMY, n. A representation of the world. [Not much used.]

TYPOGRAPHER, n. [See Typography.] A printer.

TYPOGRAPHIC, TYPOGRAPHICAL, a. Pertaining to printing; as the typographic art.

1. Emblematic.

TYPOGRAPHICALLY, adv. By means of types; after the manner of printers.

1. Emblematically; figuratively.

TYPOGRAPHY, n. [Gr. type, and to write.]

1. The art of printing, or the operation of impressing letters and words on forms of types.

2. Emblematical or hieroglyphic representation.

TYPOLITE, n. [Gr. form, and stone.] In natural history, a stone or fossil which has on it impressions or figures of plants and animals.

TYRAN, n. A tyrant. [Not in use.]

TYRANNESS, n. [from tyrant.] A female tyrant.

TYRANNIC, TYRANNICAL, a. Pertaining to a tyrant; suiting a tyrant; arbitrary; unjustly severe in government; imperious; despotic; cruel; as a tyrannical prince; a tyrannical master; tyrannical government or power.

Our sects a more tyrannic power assume.

Th’ oppressor rul’d tyrannic where he durst.

TYRANNICALLY, adv. With unjust exercise of power; arbitrarily; oppressively.

TYRANNICALNESS, n. Tyrannical disposition or practice.

TYRANNICIDE, n. [L. tyrannus, tyrant, and coedo, to fill.]

1. The act of killing a tyrant.

2. One who kills a tyrant.

TYRANNING, ppr. or a. Acting as a tyrant. [Not used.]

TYRANNIZE, v.i. To act the tyrant; to exercise arbitrary power; to rule with unjust and oppressive severity; to exercise power over others not permitted by law or required by justice, or with a severity not necessary to the ends of justice and government. A prince will often tyrannize over his subjects; republican legislatures sometimes tyrannize over their fellow citizens, masters sometimes tyrannize over their servants or apprentices. A husband may not tyrannize over his wife and children.

TYRANNOUS, a. Tyrannical; arbitrary; unjustly severe; despotic.

TYRANNY, n.

1. Arbitrary or despotic exercise of power; the exercise of power over subjects and others with a rigor not authorized by law or justice, or not requisite for the purposes of government. Hence tyranny is often synonymous with cruelty and oppression.

2. Cruel government or discipline; as the tyranny of a master.

3. Unresisted and cruel power.

4. Absolute monarchy cruelly administered.

5. Severity; rigor; inclemency.

The tyranny o’ th’ open night.

TYRANT, n. [L. tyrannus.]