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Alphabetical List of Entries

~ C ~

C, The third letter of the alphabet, has two sounds; one like k, as, call, clock, craft, coal, companion, cuneiform; the other as s, as, Cæsar, cessation, cinder. It sounds like k before a, o, u, or a consonant; and like s, before e, i, and y.

C
Cab
Cabal (noun)
Cabal (verb)
Cabalist
Caballer
Caballine
Caballistical
Caballistick
Cabaret
Cabbage (noun)
Cabbage (verb)
Cabbage Tree
Cabbage-worm
Cabin (noun)
Cabin (verb active)
Cabin (verb neuter)
Cabined
Cabinet
Cabinet-council
Cabinet-maker
Cable
Caburns
Cacao
Cachectical
Cachectick
Cachexy
Cachinnation
Cackerel
Cackle (noun)
Cackle (verb)
Cackler
Cacochymical
Cacochymick
Cacochymy
Cake (noun)
Calendar (noun)
Calf
Caloyers
Caltrops
Calumny
Camel
Camelopard
Campion
Cap (noun)
Car (noun)
Car (place names)
Carbonado (noun)
Carbonado (verb)
Carmine
Carnage
Carnivorous
Cart (noun)
Cassation
Cast (verb active)
Cat (1)
Catachresis
Catachrestical
Cataclysm
Catacombs
Catagmatick
Caw
Celestial (adjective)
Celestial (noun)
Celestially
Celestify
Celiack
Celibacy
Celibate
Cell
Cellar
Chair
Chamade
Chambrel of a Horse
Chant (noun)
Chant (verb active)
Chant (verb neuter)
Chanter
Chanticleer
Chantress
Chantry
Chaos
Chaotick
Cheek
Cheekbone
 Cheese
Cheesecake
Cherish
Cherisher
Cherishment
Cherry (adjective)
Cherry (noun)
Cherry Bay
Cherry-tree
Cherrycheeked
Cherrypit
Cheslip
Chess
Chess-apple
Chess-board
Chess-man
Chess-player
Chest (noun)
Chest (verb)
Childless
Chiliad
Chiliaedron
Chocolate
Christmas
Churl
Cion
Clad
Clench
Clepe
Clinch (noun)
Clinch (verb)
Clink (verb neuter)
Cloth
Clothe
Clown
Clownery
Clownish
Cloy
Cock (composition)
Cock (noun)
Cock (verb active)
Cock (verb neuter)
Cocoa (1)
Cocoa (2)
Coif
Coil (noun)
Coil (verb)
Colbertine
Cold (adjective)
Cold (noun)
Comb (Cornish)
Comb (in names)
Comb (noun)
Comb (verb)
Commerce (noun)
Commerce (verb)
Compendiarious
Compendiosity
Compendious
Compendiously
Compendiousness
Compendium
Compurgator
Condemn
Constable
Contristate
Conventicle
Corn (noun)
Correlate (noun)
Correlate (verb)
Correlative
Correlativeness
Correption
Correspond
Correspondent (adjective)
Corrody
Corrosion
Corrugant
Corrugate
Corrugation
Corrupt (adjective)
Corrupt (verb active)
Corrupt (verb neuter)
Corrupton
Corsair
 Corselet
Cortical
Corticated
Corticose
Coruscant
Coruscation
Corvetto
Corymbiated
Corymbiferous
Corymbus
Coscinomancy
Cosmical
Costal
Cotquean
Couchee
Courage
Court (noun)
Court (verb)
Covet (verb active)
Covet (verb neutral)
Covetable
Covetise
Covetous
Covetously
Covetousness
Cow (noun)
Crack (verb active)
Crambo
Crapulence
Crapulous
Creditor
Crocitation
Cross (adjective)
Cross (noun)
Cross (preposition)
Cross (verb active)
Cross (verb neuter)
Cruciate
Crucible
Cruciferous
Crucifier
Crucifix
Crucifixion
Cruciform
Crucify
Crucigerous
Cruentate
Cruise (noun 1)
Cruise (noun 2)
Cruise (verb)
Cruiser
Cubation
Cubatory
Cubature
Cube
Cube Root
Cubeb
Cubical
Cubicalness
Cubick
Cubick Root
Cubiculary
Cudgel-proof
Curious
Curse (noun)
Curse (verb active)
Curse (verb neuter)
Curvet (noun)
Curvet (verb)
Cynanthropy
Cynegeticks
Cynical
Cynick (adjective)
Cynick (noun)
Cynosure
Cyon
Cypress-tree
Cyprus
Cyst
Cystick
Cystis
Cystotomy
Czar
Czarina

Cite this page: "Alphabetical List of Entries." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: December 6, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?page_id=50.


  1. Wonderful, keep up the good work!

  2. Mike Nightingale on November 18th, 2011 at 11:24 am
  3. Can I help?

  4. Julian Talamantez Brolaski on January 19th, 2012 at 9:33 pm
  5. Proofreading is a big help. If you notice a transcription error, please contact me.

  6. Brandi on January 20th, 2012 at 6:20 am
  7. If time permits, can the words regulate, rule and commerce be added soon? It would be most helpful. Those that discuss the Constitution often reference Johnsons. Thank you.

  8. EE Johnson on February 7th, 2012 at 7:27 am
  9. Brandi on February 7th, 2012 at 8:31 am
  10. I am researching the life of George Ord (1781-1886) of Philadelphia, who is said to have contributed many entries to Johnson’s expanded dictionary (as well as Noah Webster’s first dictionary).

    How may I find out which and how many entries he provided to Johnson’s dictionary.

    Thanks in advance for any help you might provide.

  11. Al Dorof on March 10th, 2012 at 4:39 pm
  12. Al,

    Johnson died in 1784, when Ord was only 3 years old. Any entries linked to Ord which appeared in “Johnson” dictionaries would have been added by later lexicographers (many of whom linked the title of their dictionary to Johnson merely for marketing purposes). I focus on the original dictionary Johnson produced, so I do not know much about post-Johnson additions.

    I was going to suggest looking at the online OED, but I tried searching for George Ord there myself and was unable to find any contributions or sources linked to Ord.

    Sorry that I’m unable to provide any further assistance.

  13. Brandi on March 10th, 2012 at 4:56 pm
  14. Would you be able to transcribe “Indubitable”?

  15. Amanda Patchin on April 18th, 2012 at 10:34 am
  16. There is a transcription error in the second sentence under the letter “h”. It should read: ‘the h in English is scarcely “ever” mute’; not “every”
    Thanks.

  17. Felicia Agyepong on July 12th, 2012 at 4:39 pm
  18. Thanks for catching that. It has been fixed both on the “H” entry page and on the alphabet page.

  19. Brandi on July 13th, 2012 at 6:27 am
  20. trouble is it takes half an hour to find a word if not yet transcribed, since if you want ‘time’ you go to ‘T’ and then have to turn some 50 pages, one at a time, to get to to ‘time’. Why not allow one to select a page by number?

  21. Mark on October 25th, 2012 at 1:44 am
  22. Mark,

    go to “Page View.” Under the title “Page View” and above the image and page number are two drop-down boxes – “Select Section” and “Select Page”. If you wanted to find “time,” for instance, you would select “T” from the first box. This causes the “Select Page” box to be filled in with the pages from the “T” section, enabling you to select “Tillyfally – Time.” Press the “Go” button and that page is loaded.

  23. Brandi on October 25th, 2012 at 8:23 am
  24. Do you have a definition of “arms” as in weaponry? This also is significant in interpreting the constitution.

  25. Misha Dennis on November 23rd, 2012 at 1:07 am
  26. Here it is, newly transcribed from page 159: Arms

  27. Brandi on November 23rd, 2012 at 5:42 pm
  28. I wonder is there was a definition for ‘people’ as in The People…did Johnson define that?

  29. Marco Dz on January 17th, 2013 at 1:24 pm
  30. The first of the five definitions under “People (noun)” is “A nation; these who compose a community,” which includes an illustrative quotation from Shakespeare’s Coriolanus: “What is the city but the people? / True the people are the city.” The entry can be found here.

  31. Brandi on January 17th, 2013 at 1:58 pm
  32. Hi, I was searching for one of the most used words in the 18th century: Nature, but it isn’t here. Can it be added?

  33. Deepali on March 20th, 2013 at 8:53 am
  34. Brandi on March 20th, 2013 at 12:10 pm

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