lunary
Honesty Hon"es*ty, n. [OE. honeste, oneste, honor, OF. honest['e], onest['e] (cf. F. honn[^e]tet['e]), L. honestas. See {Honest}, a.] 1. Honor; honorableness; dignity; propriety; suitableness; decency. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

She derives her honesty and achieves her goodness. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. The quality or state of being honest; probity; fairness and straightforwardness of conduct, speech, etc.; integrity; sincerity; truthfulness; freedom from fraud or guile. [1913 Webster]

That we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. --1 Tim. ii. 2. [1913 Webster]

3. Chastity; modesty. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

To lay . . . siege to the honesty of this Ford's wife. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. (Bot.) Satin flower; the name of two cruciferous herbs having large flat pods, the round shining partitions of which are more beautiful than the blossom; -- called also {lunary} and {moonwort}. {Lunaria biennis} is common honesty; {Lunaria rediva} is perennial honesty.

Syn: Integrity; probity; uprightness; trustiness; faithfulness; honor; justice; equity; fairness; candor; plain-dealing; veracity; sincerity. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Lunary — Lu na*ry, a. [Cf. F. lunaire. See {Lunar}.] Lunar. [Obs.] Fuller. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lunary — Lu na*ry, n. [Cf. F. lunaire.] (Bot.) (a) The herb moonwort or honesty . (b) A low fleshy fern ({Botrychium Lunaria}) with lunate segments of the leaf or frond. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lunary — Lunaria Lunaria prop. n. A small genus of European herbs of the mustard family, including the herb {honesty} ({Lunaria annua}), which is also called {moonwort} and {lunary}. Syn: genus {Lunaria}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lunary — darželinė blizgė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bastutinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Lunaria annua), paplitęs pietų Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Lunaria annua angl. honesty; Juda’s pence; lunary; money flower; moneyplant; pennieflower… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • lunary — I. ˈlünərē, ri noun ( es) Etymology: Middle English lunarie, a plant, from Late Latin lunaria henbane 1. : honesty 3 2. : a moonwort (Botrychiu …   Useful english dictionary

  • lunary — noun /ˈluːnəriː/ moonwort (Botrychium lunaria) …   Wiktionary

  • lunary — uranyl …   Anagrams dictionary

  • lunary — lu·na·ry …   English syllables

  • uranyl — lunary …   Anagrams dictionary

  • Botrychium Lunaria — Lunary Lu na*ry, n. [Cf. F. lunaire.] (Bot.) (a) The herb moonwort or honesty . (b) A low fleshy fern ({Botrychium Lunaria}) with lunate segments of the leaf or frond. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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