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To solve, as a problem, by enumerating the several things to be done, in order to obtain what is required; to find the answer to, or the result of. Hutton. (more info) relax, enfeeble; pref. re- re- + solvere to loosen, dissolve: cf. F. r├ęsoudare

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To solve, as a problem, by enumerating the several things to be done, in order to obtain what is required; to find the answer to, or the result of. Hutton. (more info) relax, enfeeble; pref. re- re- + solvere to loosen, dissolve: cf. F. r├ęsoudare to resolve. See Solve, and cf. Resolve, v. i., Resolute, 1. To separate the component parts of; to reduce to the constituent elements; -- said of compound substances; hence, sometimes, to melt, or dissolve. O, that this too too solid flesh would melt, Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew! Shak. Ye immortal souls, who once were men, And now resolved to elements again. Dryden. 2. To reduce to simple or intelligible notions; -- said of complex ideas or obscure questions; to make clear or certain; to free from doubt; to disentangle; to unravel; to explain; hence, to clear up, or dispel, as doubt; as, to resolve a riddle. "Resolve my doubt." Shak. To the resolving whereof we must first know that the Jews were commanded to divorce an unbelieving Gentile. Milton. 3. To cause to perceive or understand; to acquaint; to inform; to convince; to assure; to make certain. Sir, be resolved. I must and will come. Beau & Fl. Resolve me, Reason, which of these is worse, Want with a full, or with an empty purse Pope. In health, good air, pleasure, riches, I am resolved it can not be equaled by any region. Sir W. Raleigh. We must be resolved how the law can be pure and perspicuous, and yet throw a polluted skirt over these Eleusinian mysteries. Milton. 4. To determine or decide in purpose; to make ready in mind; to fix; to settle; as, he was resolved by an unexpected event. 5. To express, as an opinion or determination, by resolution and vote; to declare or decide by a formal vote; -- followed by a clause; as, the house resolved that no money should be apropriated . 6. To change or convert by resolution or formal vote; -- used only reflexively; as, the house resolved itself into a committee of the whole.

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    drawing, dessein a plan or scheme; all, ultimately, from L. designare to designate; de- + signare to mark, mark out, signum mark, sign. See 1. To draw preliminary outline or main features of; to sketch for a pattern or model; to delineate; to trace
    Having no purpose or result; objectless. Bp. Hall. -- Pur"pose*less*ness, n.
    To flow; to have origin; to descend; to proceed; to be deduced. Shak. Power from heaven Derives, and monarchs rule by gods appointed. Prior.
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    See ABOVE
    Any workman engaged in work involved in putting the track in place. -- Track"lay`ing, n.
    1. To come to an end; to end; to terminate. He who has vented a pernicious doctrine or published an ill book must know that his life determine not together. South. Estates may determine on future contingencies. Blackstone. 2. To come to a decision;
    1. One who proposes or offers anything for consideration or adoption. 2. A speaker; an orator. Shak.
    One who individualizes.
    Attention; consideration; knowledge; understanding. Spenser.
    Designated; appointed; chosen. Sir G. Buck.
    In an understanding manner; intelligibly; with full knowledge or comprehension; intelligently; as, to vote upon a question understandingly; to act or judge understandingly. The gospel may be neglected, but in can not be understandingly disbelieved.
    A disposition of property for the benefit of some person or persons, usually through the medium of trustees, and for the benefit of a wife, children, or other relatives; jointure granted to a wife, or the act of granting it. 2. That which settles,
    1. To be limited in space by a point, line, or surface; to stop short; to end; to cease; as, the torrid zone terminates at the tropics. 2. To come to a limit in time; to end; to close. The wisdom of this world, its designs and efficacy, terminate
    A person employed to walk over and inspect a section of tracks.
    1. That which a person sets before himself as an object to be reached or accomplished; the end or aim to which the view is directed in any plan, measure, or exertion; view; aim; design; intention; plan. He will his firste purpos modify. Chaucer.
    Admitting of interpretation; capable of being interpreted or explained.
    Having power to resolve; causing solution; solvent.
    The part of a polariscope which receives the light after polarization, and exhibits its properties. (more info) 1. One who, or that which, analyzes.
    1. To waste away; to be dissipated; to be decomposed or broken up. 2. To become fluid; to be melted; to be liquefied. A figure Trenched in ice, which with an hour's heat Dissolves to water, and doth lose his form. Shak. 3. To fade away; to fall
    Capable of being misinterpreted; liable to be misunderstood.
    A name given to several species of the orchidaceous genus Spiranthes, in which the white flowers are set in spirals about a slender axis and remotely resemble braided hair.
    Interminable; interminate; endless; unending. Akenside.
    To separate the constituent parts of; to resolve into original elements; to set free from previously existing forms of chemical combination; to bring to dissolution; to rot or decay.
    To plan beforehand; to intend previously. Cheyne.
    In a scattered or sparse manner.
    Separated by bounds. Bp. Hall.


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