The DICT Development Group

Search for:
Search type:

Database copyright information
Server information

1 definition found
 for Maladies
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  malady \mal"a*dy\ (m[a^]l"[.a]*d[y^]), n.; pl. Maladies
     (m[a^]l"[.a]*d[i^]z). [F. maladie, fr. malade ill, sick, OF.
     also, malabde, fr. L. male habitus, i. e., ill-kept, not in
     good condition. See Malice, and Habit.]
     1. Any disease of the human body; a distemper, disorder, or
        indisposition, proceeding from impaired, defective, or
        morbid organic functions; especially, a lingering or
        deep-seated disorder.
        [1913 Webster]
              The maladies of the body may prove medicines to the
              mind.                                 --Buckminster.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. A moral or mental defect or disorder.
        [1913 Webster]
              Love's a malady without a cure.       --Dryden.
        [1913 Webster]
     Syn: Disorder; distemper; sickness; ailment; disease;
          illness. See Disease.
          [1913 Webster]

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229