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Genericalness

Noun

  1. The quality of being generic.

Generification

Noun

Etymology

L. <ets>genus</ets> kind, class + <ets>-ficare</ets> (in comp.) to make. See <er>-fy</er>.]

  1. The act or process of generalizing.
  1. Quotations
    • Out of this the universal is elaborated by generification.

Sir W. Hamilton]]

Generosity

Noun

Etymology

L. <ets>generositas</ets>: cf. F. <ets>générosité</ets>.]

  1. Noble birth.

(Obsolete)

Harris (Voyages).

  1. The quality of being noble; noble-mindedness.
  1. Quotations
    • Generosity is in nothing more seen than in a candid estimation of other men's virtues and good qualities.

Barrow]]

  1. Liberality in giving; munificence.

<syn>Syn. -- Magnanimity; liberality.</syn>

Generous

Adjective

Etymology

F. <ets>généreux</ets>, fr. L. <ets>generous</ets> of noble birth, noble, excellent, magnanimous, fr. <ets>genus</ets> birth, race: cf. It. <ets>generoso</ets>. See 2d Gender

  1. Of honorable birth or origin; highborn.

(Obsolete)

  1. Quotations
    • The generous and gravest citizens.

Shak]]

  1. Exhibiting those qualities which are popularly reregarded as belonging to high birth; noble; honorable; magnanimous; spirited; courageous.

The generous critic." Pope. His generous spouse." Pope. A generous pack [of hounds]." Addison.

  1. Open-handed; free to give; not close or niggardly; munificent; <as>as, a <ex>generous</ex> friend or father</as>.
  2. Characterized by generosity; abundant; overflowing; <as>as, a <ex>generous</ex> table</as>.

Swift.

  1. Full of spirit or strength; stimulating; exalting; <as>as, <ex>generous</ex> wine</as>.

<syn>Syn. -- Magnanimous; bountiful. See Liberal</syn>

-- <wordforms><wf>Gen"er*ous*ly</wf>, adv. -- <wf>Gen"er*ous*ness</wf>,

Noun

</wordforms>

Genesee epoch

  1. (Geol.): The closing subdivision of the Hamilton period in the American Devonian system; -- so called because the formations of this period crop out in Genesee, New York.

Genesial

Adjective

  1. Of or relating to generation.

Genesiolgy

Noun

Etymology

Gr. birth + <ets>-logy</ets>.]

  1. The doctrine or science of generation.

Genesis

Noun

Etymology

L., from Gr. , fr. the root of to beget, be born; akin to L. <ets>genus</ets> birth, race. See Gender

  1. The act of producing, or giving birth or origin to anything; the process or mode of originating; production; formation; origination.
  1. Quotations
    • The origin and genasis of poor Sterling's club.

Carlyle]]

  1. The first book of the Old Testament; -- so called by the Greek translators, from its containing the history of the creation of the world and of the human race.
  2. (Geom.): Same as Generation

<mhw>==Genet, Genette==

(),

Noun

Etymology

F. <ets>genette</ets>, Sp. <ets>gineta</ets>, fr. Ar. <ets>jarnei</ets>.]

  1. (Zoölogy): One of several species of small Carnivora of the genus <spn>Genetta</spn>, allied to the civets, but having the scent glands less developed, and without a pouch.
  1. The common genet (<spn>Genetta vulgaris</spn>) of Southern Europe, Asia Minor, and North Africa, is dark gray, spotted with black. The long tail is banded with black and white. The Cape genet (<spn>G. felina</spn>), and the berbe (<spn>G. pardina</spn>), are related African species.
  2. The fur of the common genet (<spn>Genetta vulgaris</spn>); also, any skin dressed in imitation of this fur.

Genet

Noun

Etymology

See Jennet

  1. A small-sized, well-proportioned, Spanish horse; a jennet.

Shak.

Genethliac

Adjective

Etymology

L. <ets>genethliacus</ets>, Gr. , fr. belonging to one's birth, birth, fr. to be born.]

  1. Pertaining to nativities; calculated by astrologers; showing position of stars at one's birth.

Howell.

Genethliac

Noun

  1. A birthday poem.
  2. One skilled in genethliacs.

Genethliacal

Adjective

  1. Genethliac.

Genethliacs

Noun

  1. The science of calculating nativities, or predicting the future events of life from the stars which preside at birth.

Jhonson.

Genethlialogy

Noun

Etymology

Gr. astrology; birth + discourse.]

  1. Divination as to the destinies of one newly born; the act or art of casting nativities; astrology.

Genethliatic

Noun

  1. One who calculates nativities.

Sir W. Drummond.

Genetic

Adjective

  1. Same as Genetical

Genetical

Adjective

Etymology

See Genesis

  1. Pertaining to, concerned with, or determined by, the genesis of anything, or its natural mode of production or development.
  1. Quotations
    • This historical, genetical method of viewing prior systems of philosophy.

Hare]]

Genetically

adv.

  1. In a genetical manner.

Geneva

Noun

  1. The chief city of Switzerland.

<cs><col>Geneva Bible</col>, <cd>a translation of the Bible into English, made and published by English refugees in Geneva (Geneva, 1560; London, 1576). It was the first English Bible printed in Roman type instead of the ancient black letter, the first which recognized the division into verses, and the first which ommited the Apocrypha. In form it was a small quarto, and soon superseded the large folio of Cranmer's translation. Called also <altname>Genevan Bible</altname>.</cd> -- <col>Geneva convention</col>

  1. (Mil.)</fld>, <cd>an agreement made by representatives of the great continental powers at Geneva and signed in 1864, establishing new and more humane regulation regarding the treatment of the sick and wounded and the status of those who minister to them in war. Ambulances and military hospitals are made neutral, and this condition affects physicians, chaplains, nurses, and the ambulance corps. Great Britain signed the convention in 1865.</cd> -- <col>Geneva cross</col>
  2. (Mil.)</fld>, <cd>a red Greek cross on a white ground; -- the flag and badge adopted in the Geneva convention.</cd></cs>

Geneva

Noun

Etymology

F. <ets>geni\'8avre</ets> juniper, juniper berry, gin, OF. <ets>geneivre</ets> juniper, fr. L. <ets>juniperus</ets> the juniper tree: cf. D. <ets>jenever</ets>, fr. F. <ets>geni\'8avre</ets>. See Juniper, and cf. Gin a liquor.]

  1. A strongly alcoholic liquor, flavores with juniper berries; -- made in Holland; Holland gin; Hollands.

Genevan

Adjective

  1. Of or pertaining to Geneva, in Switzerland; Genevese.

Genevan

Noun

  1. A native or inhabitant of Geneva.
  2. A supported of Genevanism.

Genevanism

Noun

Etymology

From <ets>Geneva</ets>, where Calvin resided.]

  1. Strict Calvinism.

Bp. Montagu.

Genevese

Adjective

Etymology

Cf. L. <ets>Genevensis</ets>, F. <ets>génevois</ets>.]

  1. Of or pertaining to Geneva, in Switzerland; Genevan.

-- <def2>n. sing. & pl.

  1. A native or inhabitant of Geneva; collectively, the inhabitants of Geneva; people of Geneva.

</def2>

Genial

Adjective

  1. (Anat.): Same as Genian

Genial

Adjective

Etymology

L. <ets>genialis</ets>: cf. OF. <ets>genial</ets>. See Genius

  1. Contributing to, or concerned in, propagation or production; generative; procreative; productive.

The genial bed."

Milton.

  1. Quotations
    • Creator Venus, genial power of love.

Dryden]]

  1. Contributing to, and sympathizing with, the enjoyment of life; sympathetically cheerful and cheering; jovial and inspiring joy or happiness; exciting pleasure and sympathy; enlivening; kindly; <as>as, she was of a cheerful and <ex>genial</ex> disposition</as>.
  1. Quotations
    • So much I feel my genial spirits droop.

Milton]]

  1. Belonging to one's genius or natural character; native; natural; inborn.

(Obsolete)

  1. Quotations
    • Natural incapacity and genial indisposition.

Sir T. Browne]]

  1. Denoting or marked with genius belonging to the higher nature.

(Rare)

  1. Quotations
    • Men of genius have often attached the highest value to their less genial works.

Hare]]

<cs><col>Genial gods</col>

  1. (Pagan Mythol.)</fld>, <cd>the powers supposed to preside over marriage and generation.</cd></cs>

Geniality

Noun

Etymology

L. <ets>genialitas</ets>.]

  1. The quality of being genial; sympathetic cheerfulness; warmth of disposition and manners.

Genially

adv.

  1. By genius or nature; naturally.

(Obsolete)

  1. Quotations
    • Some men are genially disposed to some opinions.

Glanvill]]

  1. Gayly; cheerfully.

Johnson.

Genialness

Noun

  1. The quality of being genial.

Genian

Adjective

Etymology

Gr. chin; akin to under jaw. Cf. Chin

  1. (Anat.): Of or pertaining to the chin; mental; <as>as, the <ex>genian</ex> prominence</as>.

Geniculate

Adjective

Etymology

L. <ets>geniculatus</ets>, fr. <ets>geniculum</ets> little knee, knot or joint, dim. of <ets>genu</ets> knee. See Knee

  1. Bent abruptly at an angle, like the knee when bent; <as>as, a <ex>geniculate</ex> stem; a <ex>geniculate</ex> ganglion; a <ex>geniculate</ex> twin crystal.</as>

Geniculate

v. t. <wordforms>[imp. & p. p. Geniculated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Geniculating</wordforms>

  1. To form joints or knots on.

(Rare)

Cockeram.

Geniculated

Adjective

  1. Same as Geniculate

Geniculation

Noun

Etymology

L. <ets>geniculatio</ets> a kneeling.]

  1. The act of kneeling.

(Rare)

Bp. Hall.

  1. The state of being bent abruptly at an angle.

Génie

Noun

Etymology

F.]

  1. See Genius

Genio

Noun

Etymology

It. See Genius

  1. A man of a particular turn of mind.

(Rare)

Tatler.

Geniohyoid

Adjective

Etymology

Gr. the chin + E. <ets>hyoid</ets>.]

  1. (Anat.): Of or pertaining to the chin and hyoid bone; <as>as, the <ex>geniohyoid</ex> muscle</as>.

Genipap

Noun

  1. (Bot.): The edible fruit of a West Indian tree (<spn>Genipa Americana</spn>) of the order <spn>Rubiaceæ</spn>. It is oval in shape, as a large as a small orange, of a pale greenish color, and with dark purple juice.

Genista

Noun

Etymology

L., broom.]

  1. (Bot.): A genus of plants including the common broom of Western Europe.

Genital

Adjective

Etymology

L. <ets>genitalis</ets>, fr. <ets>genere</ets>, <ets>gignere</ets>, to beget: cf. F. <ets>génital</ets>. See Gender

  1. Pertaining to generation, or to the generative organs.

<cs><col>Genital cord</col>

  1. (Anat.)</fld>, <cd>a cord developed in the fetus by the union of portions of the Wolffian and M\'81llerian ducts and giving rise to parts of the urogenital passages in both sexes.</cd></cs>

Genitals

n. pl.

Etymology

From Genital,

Adjective

  1. cf. L. <ets>genitalia</ets>.]
  2. The organs of generation; the sexual organs; the private parts.

Genitourinary

Adjective

Etymology

<ets>Genit</ets>al + <ets>urinary</ets>.]

  1. (Anat.): See Urogenital

Geniture

Noun

Etymology

L. <ets>genitura</ets>: cf. F. <ets>géniture</ets>.]

  1. Generation; procreation; birth.

Dryden.

Genius

Noun

<plu>pl. E. <plw>Geniuses</plw> (#); in sense 1, L. <plw>Genii</plw> (#)</plu>.

Etymology

L. <ets>genius</ets>, prop., the superior or divine nature which is innate in everything, the spirit, the tutelar deity or genius of a person or place, taste, talent, genius, from <ets>genere</ets>, <ets>gignere</ets>, to beget, bring forth. See Gender, and cf. [[Engine

  1. A good or evil spirit, or demon, supposed by the ancients to preside over a man's destiny in life; a tutelary deity; a supernatural being; a spirit, good or bad. Cf. Jinnee
  1. Quotations
    • The unseen genius of the wood.

Milton]]

  1. Quotations
    • We talk of genius still, but with thought how changed! The genius of Augustus was a tutelary demon, to be sworn by and to receive offerings on an altar as a deity.

Tylor]]

  1. The peculiar structure of mind with whoch each individual is endowed by nature; that disposition or aptitude of mind which is peculiar to each man, and which qualifies him for certain kinds of action or special success in any pursuit; special taste, inclination, or disposition; <as>as, a <ex>genius</ex> for history, for poetry, or painting</as>.
  2. Peculiar character; animating spirit, as of a nation, a religion, a language.
  3. Distinguished mental superiority; uncommon intellectual power; especially, superior power of invention or origination of any kind, or of forming new combinations; <as>as, a man of <ex>genius</ex></as>.
  1. Quotations
    • Genius of the highest kind implies an unusual intensity of the modifyng power.

Coleridge]]

  1. A man endowed with uncommon vigor of mind; a man of superior intellectual faculties; <as>as, Shakespeare was a rare <ex>genius</ex></as>.

<syn>Syn. -- Genius, Talent</syn> <usage> Genius implies high and peculiar gifts of nature, impelling the mind to certain favorite kinds of mental effort, and producing new combinations of ideas, imagery, etc. Talent supposes general strength of intellect, with a peculiar aptitude for being molded and directed to specific employments and valuable ends and purposes. Genius is connected more or less with the exercise of imagination, and reaches its ends by a kind of intuitive power. Talent depends more on high mental training, and a perfect command of all the faculties, memory, judgment, sagacity, etc. Hence we speak of a genius for poetry, painting. etc., and a talent for business or diplomacy. Among English orators, Lord Chatham was distinguished for his genius; William Pitt for his preëminent talents, and especially his unrivaled talent for debate.</usage>