Agister means: Alt. of Agistor
Agistor means: Formerly, an officer of the king's forest, who had the care of cattle agisted, and collected the money for the same; -- hence called gisttaker, which in England is corrupted into guest-taker.
Agistor means: Now, one who agists or takes in cattle to pasture at a certain rate; a pasturer.
Agistment means: Formerly, the taking and feeding of other men's cattle in the king's forests.
Agistment means: The taking in by any one of other men's cattle to graze at a certain rate.
Agistment means: The price paid for such feeding.
Agistment means: A charge or rate against lands; as, an agistment of sea banks, i. e., charge for banks or dikes.
Agonist means: One who contends for the prize in public games.
Agonistic means: Alt. of Agonistical
Agonistical means: Pertaining to violent contests, bodily or mental; pertaining to athletic or polemic feats; athletic; combative; hence, strained; unnatural.
Zufolo means: A little flute or flageolet, especially that which is used to teach birds.
Zuchetto means: A skullcap covering the tonsure, worn under the berretta. The pope's is white; a cardinal's red; a bishop's purple; a priest's black.
Zuche means: A stump of a tree.
Zubr means: The aurochs.
Zoutch means: To stew, as flounders, eels, etc., with just enough or liquid to cover them.
Zounds means: An exclamation formerly used as an oath, and an expression of anger or wonder.
Zouave means: Hence, one of a body of soldiers who adopt the dress and drill of the Zouaves, as was done by a number of volunteer regiments in the army of the United States in the Civil War, 1861-65.
Zouave means: One of an active and hardy body of soldiers in the French service, originally Arabs, but now composed of Frenchmen who wear the Arab dress.
Zosterops means: A genus of birds that comprises the white-eyes. See White-eye.
Zostera means: A genus of plants of the Naiadaceae, or Pondweed family. Zostera marina is commonly known as sea wrack, and eelgrass.
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