toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

accord
used in Moby Dick

37 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
1  —36 uses as in:
according to, or in accord with
Definition
in keeping with; or in agreement/harmony/unity with
This sense of accord is often seen in the form according to where it can take on more specific meanings. For example:
  • "According to Kim, ..." — as stated by
  • "To each according to her ability." — based upon
  • "Points are scored according to how well they perform." — depending upon
  • "The dose is calculated according to body weight." — in proportion to
  • And nothing about his losing his leg last voyage, according to the prophecy.
    Chapters 19-21 -- The Prophet; All Astir; Going Aboard (17% in)
  • But as all my remonstrances produced no effect upon Queequeg, I was obliged to acquiesce; and accordingly prepared to set about this business with a determined rushing sort of energy and vigor, that should quickly settle that trifling little affair.
    Chapters 16-18 -- The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (3% in)
  • But unlike Captain Peleg—who cared not a rush for what are called serious things, and indeed deemed those self-same serious things the veriest of all trifles—Captain Bildad had not only been originally educated according to the strictest sect of Nantucket Quakerism, but all his subsequent ocean life, and the sight of many unclad, lovely island creatures, round the Horn—all that had not moved this native born Quaker one single jot, had not so much as altered one angle of his vest.
    Chapters 16-18 -- The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (29% in)
  • But I beat the thing down; and again marking the sleeper, jocularly hinted to Queequeg that perhaps we had best sit up with the body; telling him to establish himself accordingly.
    Chapters 19-21 -- The Prophet; All Astir; Going Aboard (84% in)
  • He was a native of Cape Cod; and hence, according to local usage, was called a Cape-Cod-man.
    Chapters 25-27 -- Postscript; Knights and Squires; Knights and Squires (48% in)
  • First: According to magnitude I divide the whales into three primary BOOKS (subdivisible into CHAPTERS), and these shall comprehend them all, both small and large.
    Chapters 31-33 -- Queen Mab; Cetology; The Specksnyder (32% in)
  • If any of the following whales, shall hereafter be caught and marked, then he can readily be incorporated into this System, according to his Folio, Octavo, or Duodecimo magnitude:—The Bottle-Nose Whale; the Junk Whale; the Pudding-Headed Whale; the Cape Whale; the Leading Whale; the Cannon Whale; the Scragg Whale; the Coppered Whale; the Elephant Whale; the Iceberg Whale; the Quog Whale; the Blue Whale; etc. From Icelandic, Dutch, and old English authorities, there might be quoted...
    Chapters 31-33 -- Queen Mab; Cetology; The Specksnyder (83% in)
  • Nor was it his unwonted magnitude, nor his remarkable hue, nor yet his deformed lower jaw, that so much invested the whale with natural terror, as that unexampled, intelligent malignity which, according to specific accounts, he had over and over again evinced in his assaults.
    Chapters 40-42 -- Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (40% in)
  • * *The following are extracts from Chace's narrative: "Every fact seemed to warrant me in concluding that it was anything but chance which directed his operations; he made two several attacks upon the ship, at a short interval between them, both of which, according to their direction, were calculated to do us the most injury, by being made ahead, and thereby combining the speed of the two objects for the shock; to effect which, the exact manoeuvres which he made were necessary.
    Chapters 43-45 -- Hark!; The Chart; The Affidavit (69% in)
  • If, then, you properly put these statements together, and reason upon them a bit, you will clearly perceive that, according to all human reasoning, Procopius's sea-monster, that for half a century stove the ships of a Roman Emperor, must in all probability have been a sperm whale.
    Chapters 43-45 -- Hark!; The Chart; The Affidavit (**% in)
  • ...in these modern days still preserve much of the ghostly aboriginalness of earth's primal generations, when the memory of the first man was a distinct recollection, and all men his descendants, unknowing whence he came, eyed each other as real phantoms, and asked of the sun and the moon why they were created and to what end; when though, according to Genesis, the angels indeed consorted with the daughters of men, the devils also, add the uncanonical Rabbins, indulged in mundane amours.
    Chapters 49-51 -- The Hyena; Ahab's Boat and Crew - Fedallah; The Spirit-Spout (54% in)
  • Nor with the immemorial superstition of their race, and in accordance with the preternaturalness, as it seemed, which in many things invested the Pequod, were there wanting some of the seamen who swore that whenever and wherever descried; at however remote times, or in however far apart latitudes and longitudes, that unnearable spout was cast by one self-same whale; and that whale, Moby Dick.
    Chapters 49-51 -- The Hyena; Ahab's Boat and Crew - Fedallah; The Spirit-Spout (74% in)
  • At that moment the two wakes were fairly crossed, and instantly, then, in accordance with their singular ways, shoals of small harmless fish, that for some days before had been placidly swimming by our side, darted away with what seemed shuddering fins, and ranged themselves fore and aft with the stranger's flanks.
    Chapters 52-54 -- The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (4% in)
  • One morning upon handling the pumps, according to daily usage, it was observed that she made more water in her hold than common.
    Chapters 52-54 -- The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (28% in)
  • At sunrise he summoned all hands; and separating those who had rebelled from those who had taken no part in the mutiny, he told the former that he had a good mind to flog them all round—thought, upon the whole, he would do so—he ought to—justice demanded it; but for the present, considering their timely surrender, he would let them go with a reprimand, which he accordingly administered in the vernacular.
    Chapters 52-54 -- The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (75% in)
  • To mention but one thing about it, let me say that it has an eye which applied, according to the accompanying scale, to a full grown sperm whale, would make the eye of that whale a bow-window some five feet long.
    Chapters 55-57 -- Monstrous Pictures of Whales; Less Erroneous Pictures of Whales; Whales in Paint…. (22% in)
  • According to the invariable usage of the fishery, the whale-boat pushes off from the ship, with the headsman or whale-killer as temporary steersman, and the harpooneer or whale-fastener pulling the foremost oar, the one known as the harpooneer-oar.
    Chapters 61-63 -- Stubb Kills a Whale; The Dart; The Crotch (66% in)
  • Tumbled into the water, it accordingly is in such cases; the spare coils of box line (mentioned in a preceding chapter) making this feat, in most instances, prudently practicable.
    Chapters 61-63 -- Stubb Kills a Whale; The Dart; The Crotch (93% in)
  • Here be it known, that though these wild fishermen do not, as a general thing, and according to the great military maxim, make the enemy defray the current expenses of the war (at least before realizing the proceeds of the voyage), yet now and then you find some of these Nantucketers who have a genuine relish for that particular part of the Sperm Whale designated by Stubb; comprising the tapering extremity of the body.
    Chapters 64-66 -- Stubb's Supper; The Whale as a Dish; The Shark Massacre (15% in)
  • Nevertheless, upon Stubb setting the anchor-watch after his supper was concluded; and when, accordingly, Queequeg and a forecastle seaman came on deck, no small excitement was created among the sharks; for immediately suspending the cutting stages over the side, and lowering three lanterns, so that they cast long gleams of light over the turbid sea, these two mariners, darting their long whaling-spades, kept up an incessant murdering of the sharks,* by striking the keen steel deep into...
    Chapters 64-66 -- Stubb's Supper; The Whale as a Dish; The Shark Massacre (92% in)
  • According to this account and what was subsequently learned, it seemed that the scaramouch in question had gained a wonderful ascendency over almost everybody in the Jeroboam.
    Chapters 70-72 -- The Sphynx; The Jeroboam's Story; The Monkey-Rope (30% in)
  • The consequence of all this was, that the archangel cared little or nothing for the captain and mates; and since the epidemic had broken out, he carried a higher hand than ever; declaring that the plague, as he called it, was at his sole command; nor should it be stayed but according to his good pleasure.
    Chapters 70-72 -- The Sphynx; The Jeroboam's Story; The Monkey-Rope (39% in)
  • Accordingly, besides the monkey-rope, with which I now and then jerked the poor fellow from too close a vicinity to the maw of what seemed a peculiarly ferocious shark—he was provided with still another protection.
    Chapters 70-72 -- The Sphynx; The Jeroboam's Story; The Monkey-Rope (85% in)
  • But as you come nearer to this great head it begins to assume different aspects, according to your point of view.
    Chapters 73-75 -- Stubb and Flask Kill a Right Whale; The Sperm Whale's Head, The Right Whale's Head (78% in)
  • Whether to admit Hercules among us or not, concerning this I long remained dubious: for though according to the Greek mythologies, that antique Crockett and Kit Carson—that brawny doer of rejoicing good deeds, was swallowed down and thrown up by a whale; still, whether that strictly makes a whaleman of him, that might be mooted.
    Chapters 82-84 -- The Honour and Glory of Whaling; Jonah Historically Regarded; Pitchpoling (28% in)
  • For according to King Juba, the military elephants of antiquity often hailed the morning with their trunks uplifted in the profoundest silence.
    Chapters 85-87 -- The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (39% in)
  • Drawing across her bow, he perceived that in accordance with the fanciful French taste, the upper part of her stem-piece was carved in the likeness of a huge drooping stalk, was painted green, and for thorns had copper spikes projecting from it here and there; the whole terminating in a symmetrical folded bulb of a bright red colour.
    Chapters 91-93 -- The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud; Ambergris; The Castaway (14% in)
  • According to this little plan of theirs, the Guernsey-man, under cover of an interpreter's office, was to tell the Captain what he pleased, but as coming from Stubb; and as for Stubb, he was to utter any nonsense that should come uppermost in him during the interview.
    Chapters 91-93 -- The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud; Ambergris; The Castaway (31% in)
  • According to a careful calculation I have made, and which I partly base upon Captain Scoresby's estimate, of seventy tons for the largest sized Greenland whale of sixty feet in length; according to my careful calculation, I say, a Sperm Whale of the largest magnitude, between eighty-five and ninety feet in length, and something less than forty feet in its fullest circumference, such a whale will weigh at least ninety tons; so that, reckoning thirteen men to a ton, he would considerably...
    Chapters 103-105 -- Measurement of The Whale's Skeleton; The Fossil Whale; Does the Whale Diminish (1% in)
  • According to a careful calculation I have made, and which I partly base upon Captain Scoresby's estimate, of seventy tons for the largest sized Greenland whale of sixty feet in length; according to my careful calculation, I say, a Sperm Whale of the largest magnitude, between eighty-five and ninety feet in length, and something less than forty feet in its fullest circumference, such a whale will weigh at least ninety tons; so that, reckoning thirteen men to a ton, he would considerably...
    Chapters 103-105 -- Measurement of The Whale's Skeleton; The Fossil Whale; Does the Whale Diminish (2% in)
  • According to usage they were pumping the ship next morning; and lo! no inconsiderable oil came up with the water; the casks below must have sprung a bad leak.
    Chapters 109-111 -- Ahab and Starbuck in the Cabin; Queequeg in his Coffin; The Pacific (0% in)
  • He added, that he shuddered at the thought of being buried in his hammock, according to the usual sea-custom, tossed like something vile to the death-devouring sharks.
    Chapters 109-111 -- Ahab and Starbuck in the Cabin; Queequeg in his Coffin; The Pacific (50% in)
  • For during the violence of the gale, he had only steered according to its vicissitudes.
    Chapters 121-123 -- Midnight, on the Forecastle; Midnight, Aloft; The Musket (49% in)
  • Deliberately standing before the binnacle, and eyeing the transpointed compasses, the old man, with the sharp of his extended hand, now took the precise bearing of the sun, and satisfied that the needles were exactly inverted, shouted out his orders for the ship's course to be changed accordingly.
    Chapters 124-126 -- The Needle; The Log and Line; The Life-Buoy (17% in)
  • Accordingly, the boats now made for her, and were soon swayed up to their cranes—the two parts of the wrecked boat having been previously secured by her—and then hoisting everything to her side, and stacking her canvas high up, and sideways outstretching it with stun-sails, like the double-jointed wings of an albatross; the Pequod bore down in the leeward wake of Moby-Dick.
    Chapters 133-135 -- The Chase--First Day; The Chase--Second Day; The Chase--Third Day (26% in)
  • ...in their hands, men time his rate as doctors that of a baby's pulse; and lightly say of it, the up train or the down train will reach such or such a spot, at such or such an hour; even so, almost, there are occasions when these Nantucketers time that other Leviathan of the deep, according to the observed humor of his speed; and say to themselves, so many hours hence this whale will have gone two hundred miles, will have about reached this or that degree of latitude or longitude.
    Chapters 133-135 -- The Chase--First Day; The Chase--Second Day; The Chase--Third Day (35% in)

There are no more uses of "accord" flagged with this meaning in Moby Dick.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®
?  —1 use
exact meaning not specified
  • But if such an hypothesis be indeed exceptionable, there were still additional considerations which, though not so strictly according with the wildness of his ruling passion, yet were by no means incapable of swaying him.
    Chapters 46-48 -- Surmises; The Mat-Maker; The First Lowering (3% in)

There are no more uses of "accord" in Moby Dick.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®