Converted guns
Convert Con*vert", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Converted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Converting}.] [L. convertere, -versum; con- + vertere to turn: cf. F. convertir. See {Verse}.] 1. To cause to turn; to turn. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

O, which way shall I first convert myself? --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

2. To change or turn from one state or condition to another; to alter in form, substance, or quality; to transform; to transmute; as, to convert water into ice. [1913 Webster]

If the whole atmosphere were converted into water. --T. Burnet. [1913 Webster]

That still lessens The sorrow, and converts it nigh to joy. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. To change or turn from one belief or course to another, as from one religion to another or from one party or sect to another. [1913 Webster]

No attempt was made to convert the Moslems. --Prescott. [1913 Webster]

4. To produce the spiritual change called conversion in (any one); to turn from a bad life to a good one; to change the heart and moral character of (any one) from the controlling power of sin to that of holiness. [1913 Webster]

He which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death. --Lames v. 20. [1913 Webster]

5. To apply to any use by a diversion from the proper or intended use; to appropriate dishonestly or illegally. [1913 Webster]

When a bystander took a coin to get it changed, and converted it, [it was] held no larceny. --Cooley. [1913 Webster]

6. To exchange for some specified equivalent; as, to convert goods into money. [1913 Webster]

7. (Logic) To change (one proposition) into another, so that what was the subject of the first becomes the predicate of the second. [1913 Webster]

8. To turn into another language; to translate. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Which story . . . Catullus more elegantly converted. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

{Converted guns}, cast-iron guns lined with wrought-iron or steel tubes. --Farrow.

{Converting furnace} (Steel Manuf.), a furnace in which wrought iron is converted into steel by cementation.

Syn: To change; turn; transmute; appropriate. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Converted — Convert Con*vert , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Converted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Converting}.] [L. convertere, versum; con + vertere to turn: cf. F. convertir. See {Verse}.] 1. To cause to turn; to turn. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] O, which way shall I first… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • List of Italian submachine guns — The Villar Perosa is often technically regarded as the first submachine gun. The Villar Perosa was somewhat odd, and had sort of a heavy double automatic pistol configuration, with two 25 round box magazines feeding each barrel and a rate of fire …   Wikipedia

  • Muzzle-loading rifle — RMLS redirects here. For the real estate databases in various countries, see Multiple Listing Service. A muzzle loading rifle (often abbreviated RML) is a gun in which the projectile and propelling charge is loaded through the muzzle (i.e. the… …   Wikipedia

  • Convert — Con*vert , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Converted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Converting}.] [L. convertere, versum; con + vertere to turn: cf. F. convertir. See {Verse}.] 1. To cause to turn; to turn. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] O, which way shall I first convert… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Converting — Convert Con*vert , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Converted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Converting}.] [L. convertere, versum; con + vertere to turn: cf. F. convertir. See {Verse}.] 1. To cause to turn; to turn. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] O, which way shall I first… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Converting furnace — Convert Con*vert , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Converted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Converting}.] [L. convertere, versum; con + vertere to turn: cf. F. convertir. See {Verse}.] 1. To cause to turn; to turn. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] O, which way shall I first… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brean Down Fort — guns with larger convert|9|in|cm|0 versions in 1888 but this was never put into action.cite web|url=http://www.palmerstonforts.org.uk/pdf/brean.pdf|title=Brean Down Fort|last=Moore |first=David|date=2000 12 24|publisher=Palmeston Forts… …   Wikipedia

  • List of ships of the line of the Royal Navy — This is a list of ships of the line of the Royal Navy of England, and later (from 1707) of Great Britain, and the United Kingdom. The list dates from 1660, the year in which the Royal Navy came into being after the restoration of the monarchy… …   Wikipedia

  • Lee-Enfield — This article is about the early twentieth century British rifle. For other uses, see Enfield rifle (disambiguation). Lee Enfield Short Magazine Lee Enfield No. 1 Mk. III Type …   Wikipedia

  • naval ship — Introduction       the chief instrument by which a nation extends its military power onto the seas. Warships protect the movement over water of military forces to coastal areas where they may be landed and used against enemy forces; warships… …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”