dried or darkened as by heat.
Archaic. gloomy in appearance or mood.
Go, ye Chimeras, with your magnetic vellum; sweet young Chimera, adust middle-aged one!
The French Revolution Thomas Carlyle
He was tired and adust with long riding; but he did not go home.
Romola George Eliot
adust, a-dust′, adj. burnt up or scorched; browned with the sun.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various
The Oxford scholar long ago, as described by Chaucer, was adust and thin.
The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 101, March, 1866 Various
Blondel took up the word, his eyes sparkling, his adust complexion heated and full of fire.
The Long Night Stanley Weyman
The Tragedian unbent by degrees; his adust countenance warmed into flesh and blood, and he grew facetious and festive.
Merrie England In The Olden Time, Vol. 2 (of 2) George Daniel
dried up or darkened by heat; burnt or scorched
gloomy or melancholy
a town in N Ethiopia: Italians defeated 1896. Historical Examples It is called in Bornou, bitu; and in Haussa, Aduwa and tinku, both tree and fruit. Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 2 James Richardson noun a town in N Ethiopia: Emperor Menelik II defeated the Italians here […]
. . ad valorem. . . . . adversus. . . . . Historical Examples That it really was advertising was shown by the “Adv.” sign, large and plain, in both the papers which carried it. Average Jones Samuel Hopkins Adams Adv.: wsa fengel geatolc gengde, passed on in a stately manner, 1402. Beowulf Unknown […]
one of the two principal Vedantic schools, asserting the existence of Brahman alone, whose appearance as the world is an illusion resulting from ignorance. Compare (def 2). Historical Examples In fact the Advaita philosophy countenances emotional theism only as an imperfect creed and not as the highest truth. Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3) […]
to move or bring forward: The general advanced his troops to the new position. to bring into consideration or notice; suggest; propose: to advance reasons for a tax cut. to improve; further: to advance one’s interests. to raise in rank; promote: The board of directors advanced him to president. to raise in rate or amount; […]