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TEMPER MEANING IN FRENCH

Definition & Synonyms


• Temper

  1. (v. t.) To govern; to manage.
  2. (v. t.) To mingle in due proportion; to prepare by combining; to modify, as by adding some new element; to qualify, as by an ingredient; hence, to soften; to mollify; to assuage; to soothe; to calm.
  3. (v. t.) To moisten to a proper consistency and stir thoroughly, as clay for making brick, loam for molding, etc.
  4. (n.) Disposition of mind; the constitution of the mind, particularly with regard to the passions and affections; as, a calm temper; a hasty temper; a fretful temper.
  5. (n.) The state of a metal or other substance, especially as to its hardness, produced by some process of heating or cooling; as, the temper of iron or steel.
  6. (v. t.) To adjust, as the mathematical scale to the actual scale, or to that in actual use.
  7. (n.) Constitution of body; temperament; in old writers, the mixture or relative proportion of the four humors, blood, choler, phlegm, and melancholy.
  8. (n.) Middle state or course; mean; medium.
  9. (v. t.) To bring to a proper degree of hardness; as, to temper iron or steel.
  10. (n.) Calmness of mind; moderation; equanimity; composure; as, to keep ones temper.
  11. (v. t.) To fit together; to adjust; to accomodate.
  12. (v. i.) To have or get a proper or desired state or quality; to grow soft and pliable.
  13. (v. i.) To accord; to agree; to act and think in conformity.
  14. (n.) Milk of lime, or other substance, employed in the process formerly used to clarify sugar.
  15. (n.) The state of any compound substance which results from the mixture of various ingredients; due mixture of different qualities; just combination; as, the temper of mortar.
  16. (n.) Heat of mind or passion; irritation; proneness to anger; -- in a reproachful sense.


Synonyms:
Anneal, Biliousness, Chasten, Harden, Humor, Irritability, Irritation, Moderate, Mollify, Mood, Peevishness, Pique, Season, Surliness, Toughness,

• Temper screw

  1. () A screw link, to which is attached the rope of a rope-drilling apparatus, for feeding and slightly turning the drill jar at each stroke.
  2. () A set screw used for adjusting.