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bly; by the connexion of effects to their CONSE'RVATORY. adj. Having a precauses.
Dict. In the most perfect poem a perfect idea was To CONSERVE. v.a. [conservo, Lat.) required, and consequently all poets ought rather to imitate it.
1. To preserve without loss or detriment. "The place of the several sorts of terrestrial
Nothing was lost out of these stores; since thie matter, sustained in the fluid, being contingent
part of conserving what others have gained in and uncertain, their intermiatures with each
knowledge is easy
Tempil other are consequently so.
They will be able to conserve their properties 2. In consequence; pursuantly,
unchanged in passing through several mediums;
which is another condition of the rays of light. There is consequently, upon this distinguishing principle, an inward satistaction or dissatisfac
Neutsu's Opticko tion in the heart of every man, after good or
2. To candy or pickle fruit. euil.
Seuth. CONSE'RVE. n. s. (from the verb.) CONSEQUENTNESS.11.s.[from consequent.]
I. A sweetmeat made of the inspissatel Regular connexion of propositions ;
juices of fruit, boiled with sugar till consecution of discourse.
they will harden and candy. Let them examine the consequentness of the
Will 't please your honour, taste of these air whole body of the doctrine I deliver. Digby.
Sbalar. Coxst'RVABLE. odi. (from [conservo,
They have in Turkey and the East certain Lat. to keep.] Capable of being kept,
confections which they call servets; which are
like to candied conserves, and are made of sacar or maintained.
Bacon's Nat. Hist. CONSERVANCY. n. s. [from conservans, The more cost they were at, and the more Lat.] Courts held by the lord mayor
su eets they bestowed upon them, the more their of London, for the preservation of the conserves stunk. fishery on the river Thanes, are called 2. A conservatory, or place in which any Courts of Conservancy,
thing is kept. This sense is unusual. CONSERVATION.7. is [conservatio, Lat.]
Tuberoses will not endure the set of this ser.
son; therefore set the pots intoʻyour corsero, 1. The act of preserving ; care to keep and keep them dry.
Evelyn's Kalendar. from perishing; continuance; protec. CONSERVER. n. s. [from conserve.) tion.
1. A layer up; a repositer; one that preThough there do indeed happen some alterations in the globe, yet they are such as tend r.1
serves any thing from loss or diminu. ther to the benetit' and conservation of the earth
tion. and its productions, than to the disorder and de
He hath been most industrious both collector struction of both. Il colzard's Nat, Hist. and conserves of choice pieces in that kind. 7. Preservation from corruption.
Hayaard. It is an enquiry of excellent use, to enquire
In the eastern regions there seems to bare of the means of prevenuing or staying of putre
been a general custom of the priests leaving been faction; for therein consisteth the means of 102
the perpetual conservers of knowledge and store, Servation of bodies. Bacon's Nai. Hist.
Tosh CONSE'RVATIVE, adj. [from const rivo,
2. A preparer of conserves. Lat.] Having the power of opposing
CONSM'ssION. 1. s. [consessio, Latin.) A diminution or injury.
Dict. The spherical figure, as to all heavenly bodies, CoNsLSsoR., .. s. (Latin.] One that so it agreeth to light, as the most perieet and
sits with others.
Dict. conservative of all others.
Peacham. T. CONSIDER. v. a. [considero, Latin.) CONSERVATOR. n. s. [Latin.] Pré 1. To think upon with care ; to ponder;
server; one that has the care or office to examine; to sift ; to study. of keeping any thing from detriment, At our more consider'd time we 'll read, diminution, or extinction.
Answer, and think upon this business. Sbalzs
. For that you declare that you have many sick 2. To take into the view ; not to omit in amongst you, he was warned by the conservator the examination. of the city that he should keep at a distance. It seems necessary, in the choice of persons
Bacon's New Atalantis. for greater employments, to consider their bodies The lords of the secret council were likewise as well as their minds, and ages and heakh as made conservators of the peace of the two king well as their abilities.
Tape doms, during the intervals of parliament. Clarend. Such individuals as are the single conservators
3. To have regard to; to respect; not to of their own species. Hale's Origin of Mankind. despise. CONSERVATORY, 11. s. [from conservo,
Let us considio one another to provoke ento Lat.] A place where any thing is kept
love, and to good works.
Hebreers. in a manner proper to its peculiar na
4. In the imperative mood it is a kind of ture : as, fish in a pond, corn in a
interjection; a word whereby attention
is summoned. granary. A conservatory of snow and ice, such as they
Consider, use for delicacy to cool wine in summer. Bacon.
Thy life hath yet been private, most part spent
At home. You may set your tender trees and plants, with
Miltan's Paradis: lig. the windows and doors of the greenhouses and
5. To rcquite; to reward one for his conservatories open, for eight or ten days before trouble. April.
Earlyn's Kalendar. Take away with thee the very services chou The water dispensed to the earth and atmo hast done; which if I have not enough ressada, sphere by the great abyss, that subterranean como to be more thankful to thee shall be my study, servatory, is by that means restored back.
Slukspart's Tik Woodward's Natural History: To Cox'sl'der. 7. 7.
1. To think maturely; not to judge 2. With importance; importantly. hastily or rashly
I desire no sort of favour so much, as that of None consideretb in his heart, neither is there serving you more considerably than I have been knowledge nor understanding. Isaiab. yet able to do.
Pope. 2. To deliberate ; to work in the mind. Consi'deRANCE. 1. s. [from consider.] Widow, we will consider of your suit;
Consideration; reflection; sober thought. And, come some other time to know our mind. After this cold considerance, sentence me;
Sbakspeare's Henry vi. And, as you are a king, speak in your state Such a treatise might be consulted by jury What I have done that misbecame my place. men, before they consider of their verdict. Swit.
Sbakspeare's Henry IV. 3. To doubt; to hesitate.
Consi'DERATE. adj. [consideratus, Lat.) Many maz'd considerings did throng,
1. Serious; given to consideration; pru. And press'd in with this caution. Sbakspeare. "T was grief no more, or grief and rage were
dent: not rasi ; not negligent.
I will converse with iron-witted fools, Within her soul; at last 't was rage alone;
And unrespective boys: none are for me, Which, burning upwards, in succession dries
That look into me with considerate eyes. Shaks. The tears that stood considering in her eyes.
Æneas is patient, considerate, and careful of his
people. Dryden's Fables.
Dryden's Fables, Preface, Consi'DERABLE, adj. (from consider.)
I grant it to be in many cases certain, that it
is such as a considerate man may prudently rely 1. Worthy of consideration ; worthy of and proceed upon, and hath no just cause to regard and attention.
Tillotson, Eternity is infinitely the most considerable du The expediency in the present juncture, may ration.
Tillotson, appear to every considerate man. Addison It is considerable, that some urns have had in
2. Having respect to; regardful. Little scriptions on them, expressing that the lamps used. were burning.
Though they will do nothing for virtue, yet 2. Respectable ; above neglect'; deserving
they may be presumed more considerate of praise. notice.
Decay of Piety. Men considerable in all worthy professions, 3. Moderate; not rigorous. This sense eminent in many ways of life. Sprati's Sermons. is much used in conversation.
I am so considerable a man, that I cannot have less than forty shillings a year. Addison.
CONSIDERATELY. adv. [from considere 3. Important; valuable.
«!:] Calmly; coolly; prudently.
Circumstances are of such force, as they sway Chrisc, instead of applauding St. Peter's zeal, upbraided his absurdity, that could think his
an ordinary judgment of a wise man, not fully mean aids considerable to him, who could com
and considerately pondering the matter. Bacon, mand legions of angels to his rescue.
CONSIDERATENESS. 1. s. [from consi
Decay of Piety. derate.] Prudence; calm deliberation. In painting, not every action, nor every per
Dict. son, is considerable enough to enter into the cloth.
CONSIDERATION. n. S. [from consider.] Many can make themselves masters of as con
1. The act of considering ; mental view; siderable estates as those who have the greatest regard ; notice. portions of land.
Addison, As to present happiness and misery, when 4. More than a little. It has a middle that alone comes in consideration, and the consesignification between little and great.
quences are removed, a man never chuses amiss.
Locke. Many brought in very considerable sums of money.
Clarendon. 2. Mature thought; prudence ; serious Very probably a considerable part of the earth deliberation. is vet unknown.
Willins. Let us think with consideration, and consider Those earthy particles, when they came to be with acknowledging, and acknowledge with adcollected, would constitute a body of a very con
Sidney. siderable thickness and solidity.
Burnet. The breath no sooner left his father's body, Every cough, though severe, and of some But that his wildness mortified in him; considerable continuance, is not of a consumptive
Consideration, like an angel, came, nature, nor presages dissolution and the grave. And whipt th' offending Adam out of him. Blackmore.
Shakspeare's Henry v. CONSIDERABLENESS. n. s. [from consi 3. Contemplation; meditation upon any
derable.) Importance; dignity; mo thing. ment; value; desert; a claim to notice. The love you bear to Mopsa hath brought
We must not always measure the considerable you to the consideration of her virtues; and that ness of things by their most obvious and immedi consideration may have made you the more virate usefulness, but by their fitness to make or tuous, and so the more worthy. Sidney. contribute to the discovery of things highly use 4. Importance; claim to notice ; worthiful.
Boyle. Their most slight and trivial occurrences, by
ness of regard,
Lucan is the only author of consideration among beiog theirs, they think acquire a considerableness,
the Latin poets, who was not explained for the and are forcibly imposed upon the company. Government of the Tóngue.
use of the dauphin; because the whole Pharsalia
would have been a satire upon the French forin CONSI'DERABLY. adv. (from considera of government.
Addison's Frecbolder. ble]
3. Equivalent; compensation. 1. In a degree deserving notice, though We are provident enough not to part with any not the highest.
thing serviceable to our bodies under a good And Europe still considerably gains,
consideration, but make little account of our souls. Both by their good example and their pains.
Reyon ile Creation.' Roscompr:on. Foreigners can never take our bills for paye
Nothing but what may easily consist wib
The only way of securing the constitution 3 be by lessening the power of domestick adversi. till it restore itself to the natural consistence.
The consistensies of bodies are very diversi
ment, though they might pass as valuable consis CONSIGNATION. 7. s. [from consign. I
derations among our own people. , Locke. 6. Motive of action; influence; ground
1. The act of consigning; the act_by of conduct.
which any thing is delivered up to ar. The consideration, in regard whereof the law
other. forbiddeth these things, was not because those
As the hope of salvation is a good disposition nations did use them.
towards it, so is despair a cortain corsigralies to
Hooker, He had been made general upon very partial,
Tayler and not enough deliberated, considerations.
2. The act of signing. Clarendon.
If we find that we increase in duty, then we He was obliged, antecedent to all other consi
may look upon the tradition of the holy sacra derations, to search an asylum. Dryden.
mental symbols as a direct consigústion of par The world cannot pardon your concealing it,
Taylor's Wortby Communicate on the same consideration,
CONSIGNMENT. n. s. [from consign.] 7. Reason ; ground of concluding.
1. The act of consigning. Not led by any commandment, yet moved 2. The writing by which any thing is with such considerations as have been before set consigned. down. Hooker. CONSI'MILAR. adj. [from consimilis
, La. Uses, not thought upon before, be reasonable causes of retaining that which other considera
tin.] Having one common resemblance. tions did procure to be instituted.
Diit. Hooker. 8. In law.
CONSI'ST. v. n. [consisto, Latin.) Consideration is the material cause of a con
1. To subsist; not to perish. tract, without which no contract bindeth. Ic, He is before all things, and by him all things is either expressed, as if a man bargain to give
Celarriak. twenty shillings for a horse; or else implied, as 2. To continue fixed, without dissipation. when a man comes into an inn, and taking both Flame doth not mingle with fiame, as air dech meat and lodging for himself and his horse, with air, or water with water, but only remaswithout bargaining with the host, if he discharge
eth contiguous; as it cometh to pass berwint not the house, the host may stay his horse.
consisting bodies. Bacon's Natural History
Cowell. It is against the nature of water, being a flexCONSIDERER. n. s. [from consider.] A ble and ponderous body, to consist and stay ko man of reflection ; a thinker.
self, and not fall to the lower parts about it. A vain applause of wit for an impious jest, or
Brerewood on Language of reason for a deep considerer.
3. To be comprised; to be contained. Government of the Tongue.
I pretend not to tie the hands of artists, whose CONSI'DERING. [This is a kind of con
skill consists only in a certain manner which they junction : it had been more grammati
Drydes. cally written considered; vů, French;
A great beauty of letters does often ccauit in but considering is always used.] If al
little passages of private conversation, and to lowance be made for.
ferences to particular matters. It is not possible to act otherwise, considering
4. To be composed. the weakness of our nature.
The land would consist of plains, and valleys,
Spectator. TO CONSI'GN. v.a.
and mountains, according as the pieces of this (consigno, Latin.) ruin were disposed. 1. To give to another any thing, with
5. To have being concurrently; to cothe right to it, in a formal manner; to exist. give into other hands; to transfer:
Necessity and election cannot consist together sometimes with to, sometimes over to. in the same act.
Men, by free gift consign over a place to the Divine worship.
6. To agree; not to oppose; not to con:
tradict; not to counteract : it has evitó Again to nothing, when this vital breath
before the thing compared, or cuero Ceasing, consigns me o'er to rest and death? istent.
His majesty would be willing to consent to At the day of general account, good men are then to be consigned over to another state, a state
and honour, of everlasting love and charity. Atterbury. 2. To appropriate; to quit for a certain purpose.
you. The French commander consigned it to the use for which it was intended by the donor.
Dryden. 3. To commit; to entrust.
The four evangelists consigned to writing that history.
Thou hast finish'd joy and moan;
ence. 2. To sign; to consent to. Obsolete.
A maid yet rosed over with the virgin crimson of modesty: it were a hard condition for a inaid to consign to
Brambail agains: Hitler
any thing that could consist with his conscience
your plenty, your
prosperity, is requested of You could not help bestowing more than is consisting with the fortune of a private man, as with the will of any but an Alexander. Daples,
It cannot consist with the divine attributes that the impious man's joys should, upon the whole, exceed those of the upright. Atterbug
consists with temperance alone. Porto
Not in use.
dense, rare, tangible, pneumatical, volatile, fix Christ himself, in that great consistory, shall ed, determinate, indeterminate, hard, and soft. deign to step down from his throne. Soutb.
Bacon's Natural History. 2. The assembly of cardinals. There is the same necessity for the divine in How far I've proceeded, fluence and regimen, to order and govern, con Or how far further shall, is warranted serve and keep together, the universe in that By a commission from the consistory, consistence it hath received, as it was at first to Yea, the whole consist'ry of Rome. Shakspeare. give it, before it could receive it. Hale. A late prelate, of remarkable zeal for the
I carried on my enquiries farther, to try whe church, were religions to be cried by lives, ther this rising world, when formed and finished, would have lived down the pope and the whole would continue always the same, in the same consistory:
Atterbury. form, structure, and consistency. Burnet. 3. Any solemn assembly.. 2. Degree of denseness or rarity.
In mid air Let the expressed juices be boiled into the To council summons all his mighty peers consistence of a syrup. Arbuthnot on Aliments. Within thick clouds, and dark, tenfold involvid, 3. Substance ; form ; make.
A gloomy consistory. Milton's Paradise Reg. His friendship is of a noble make, and a last At Jove's assent, the deities around ing consistency.
Soutb's Sermons. In solemn state the consistory crown'd. Popra 4. Durable or lasting state.
4. Place of residence. Meditation will confirm resolutions of good, My other self, my counsel's consistory, my i and give them a durable consistence in the soul.
Hammond. 1, as a child, will go by thy direction. Shaks. These are fundamental truths that lie at the CONSO'CHATE. n. s. (from consocio, Labottom, the basis upon which many others rest, tin.] An accomplice; a confederate ; and in which they have their consistencies teen
a partner. ing and rich in store, with which they furnish
Patridge and Scanhope were condemned at the mind.
consociates in the conspiracy of Somerset. 5. Agreement with itself, or with any
Hayward. other thing; congruity; uniformity. TO CONSO'CIATE. v. a. [consocio, That consistency of behaviour, whereby he in
Latin.) flexibly pursues those measures which appear the
1: To unite ; to join. most just and equitable. Addison's Freeholder. 6. A state of rest, in which things capa
Generally the best outward shapes are also
the likeliest to be consociated with good inward ble of growth or decrease continue for faculties.
Wotton on Education. some time at a stand, without either; 2. To cement; to hold together. as the growth, consistence, and return. The ancient philosophers always brought in a
Chambers. supernatural principle to unite and consociate the Consi'stent. adj. [consistens, Latin.) parts of the chaos.
Burnet. 1. Not contradictory; not opposed.
To CONSO'CHATE. v. n. To coalesce; to With reference to such a lord, to serve, and
unite. to be free, are terms not consistent only, but If they cohered, yet by the next conflict with equivalent.
Soutb. other atoms they might be separated again, A great part of their politicks others do not without ever consociating into the huge condense think consistent with honour to practise. Addis.
bodies of planets.
Bentley's Sermons. On their own axis as the planets run, CONSOCIATION. n. s. [from consociate.] Yet make at once their circle round the sun;
1. Alliance. So two consistent motions act the soul,
There is such a consociation of offices between And one regards itself, and one the whole. Pope. the prince and whom his favour breeds, that Shew me one that has it in his power
they may help to sustain his power, as he their To act consistent with himself an hour.
knowledge. Ben Jonson's Discoveries. The fool consistent, and the false sincere. Pope.
2. Union ; intimacy; companionship. 2. Firm ; not fluid.
By so long and so various consociation with a Pestilential miasms insinuate into the humoral
prince, he had now gotten, as it were, two lives and consistent parts of the body.
Wotton. The sand, contained within the shell, becom- CONSO'LABLE. adj. (from console. ] That ing solid and consistent, at the same time that of the stratum without it did. Wood-vard.
admits comfort. CONSISTENTLY adv. [from consistent.] To CO’NSOLATE, v.: a. (consolor, Latin.) Without contradiction; agreeably.
To comfort ; to console; to sooth in The Phænicians are of this character, and the misery. Not much used.
I will be gone; poet describes them consistently with it: they are proud, idle, and effeminate.
Broome. That pitiful rumour may report my flight, CONSISTO'RTAL. uctj. [from consistory.]
To consolate thine ear. Relating to the ecclesiastical court.
What may somewhat consolate all men that An official, or chancellor, has the same consis.
honour virtue, we do not discover the latter
scene of his misery in authors of antiquity. torial audience with the bishop himself that de
Brown's Vulgar Errours. putes him. CONSISTORY. n. s. [consistorium, Lat.] CONSOLA’TION. n. s. [c nsolatio, Latin.) 1. The place of justice in the court chris,
Comfort ; alleviation of misery; such tian.
Cowell. alleviation as is produced by partial reAn offer was made, that, for every one mi
medies. nister, there should be two of the people to sit
We, that were in the jaws of death, were now and give voice in the ecclesiastical consistory,
brought into a place where we found nothing Hooker, Preface. but consolations.
Against such cruelties,
And oft supported so, as shall amaze
2. Consistency; congruence ; agreeableTheir proudest persecutors. Milton's Par. Losta Letihe righteous persevere with patience, sup.
Such decisions held consonancy and comeruit? ported with this consolation, that their labour shall
with resolutions and decisions of former ases not be in vain.
Hale's Law of England. CONSOLATOR. N. s. (Lat.) A comforter. I have set down this, to show the periectes ConsO'LATORY. n. s. (from consolate.] A sonancy of our persecuted church to the care speech or writing containing topicks of of scripture and antiquity.
3. Agreement; concord; friendship. A Consolatories writ
sense now not used. With studied argument, and much persuasion Let me conjure you by the rights of our fel sought,
lowship, by the consonancy of our youth. Sezti Lenient of grief and anxious thought. Miltom COʻNSONANT. adi. [consonars, Lat.) CONSO'LATORY, adj. (from consolate.] Agreeable ; according ; consistent : fula Tending to give comfort.
lowed by either with or io. CONSOLE. n. s. [French.) In archi Were it consonant unto reason to divorce these tecture, is a part or member projecting two sentences, the former of which doth shee in manner of a bracket, or shoulder.
how the latter is restrained.
That where much is given there shall be piece, serving to support a cornice,
much required, is a thing consonant witb natura bust, vase, beam, and frequently used
Decay of Pitt. as keys of arches.
Chambers. Religion looks consonant to itself. Decay of Pity. To CONSOʻLE. v. a. [consolor, Latin.] He discovers how consonant the account back
To comfort ; to cheer; to free from Moses hath left of the primitive earth, is is this the sense of misery.
Hendaard Others the syren sisters compass round,
CO'NSONANT. n. s. [consonans, Latin.] And empty heads console with empty sound. A letter which cannot be sounded, or
but imperfectly, by itself. CONSOʻLER, 11. s. (from console.] One In all vowels the passage of the mouth is a that gives comfort.
and free, without any appulse of an organ Pride once more appears upon the stage, as
speech to another: but in all consonants there is the great consoler of the miseries of man.
an appulse of the organs, sometines (if you at Commentary on Pepe's Essay on Man,
stract the consonants from the vowels) sholy ConsO'LIDANT. adj. (trom consolidate.]
precluding all sound; and, in all of them, mivré
or less checking and abetting i. Haler. That has the quality of uniting wounds.
He considered these as they had a greater mir. To CONSO'LIDATE. v. a. [consolider, ture of vowels or consonants, and accordingly Fr. solidus, Latin.]
employed them as the verse required a greater 1. To form into a compact or solid body;
Pope's Essay ex Hist. to harden; to unite into a solid mass.
CO'NSONANTLY. adv. (from consonant.) The word may be rendered, either he stretch Consistently ; agreeably. ed, or he fixed and consolidated, the earth above This as consonantly it preacheth, teacheth, and the waters.
Burnet's Theory. delivereth, as if but one tongue did speak for all. The etiect of svirits in stopping hemorrlages,
Hestar, and cunsoliduting the fibres, is well known to Ourselves are formed, according to that mind chirurgeons.
Arbuthnot. which frames things consonantly to their respeo 2. To combine or unite two parliamentary
Glanville's Seats bills into one.
If he will speak consonantly to himself, he T. CONSOLIDATE. V. n. To grow firm,
must say that happened in the original constitu
tion. hard, or solid.
CO'NSONANTNES5.n. s. [from consoxan.] In hurts and ulcers in the head, dryness maketh them more apt to consolidate. Bacon.
Agreeableness; consistency. The sandy, sparry, and flinty matter was then
CO'S SONOUS. adj. [consonus, Lat.] Agrete soft, and susceptible of any form in these shelly ing in sound ; symphonious. moulds; and it consolidated and became hard af CONSOPIATION. n. s. [from coxsopio, La terwards. Woodrcard's Nat. Hist.
tin.] The act of laying to sleep. LitCONSOLIDATION. n. 5. (from consolidate.) tle in use. 1. The act of uniting into a solid mass. One of his maxims is, that a total abstinen?
The consolidation of the marble, and of the from intemperance is no more philosophy, than stone, did not fail out at random. Woodward, a total corsopiation of the senses is repose. 2. The annexing of one bill in parliament
Digby te Per to another.
CONSORT. n. s. [consors, Latin. It 3. In law, it is used for the combining and had anciently the accent on the latter uniting of two benefices in one. Cowell.
syllanle, but has it now on the former. CoysO'LIDATIVE, adj. (froin consoli
Milion has used them both.] date.] That has the quality of healing I. Companion; partner, generally a partwounds.
Dict. ner of the bed; a wife or husband. CO’NSONANCE. n. s. [consonance, Fr.
Such as I seek, fit to participate COʻNSONANCY. consonans, Latin.]
All rational delight; wherein the brute 1. Accord of sound.
Cannot be human consort. The two principal consonances that most ravish Male he created thee; but thy chasert the ear, are, by the consent of all nature, the Female for race: then bless'd mankind, and side fifth and the octave.
Wotton. Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth. She And winds and waters flow'd
Thy Bellona, who thy consert came In consonance,
Not only to thy bed, but to thy fame. Der er