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angel dust
noun Date: 1973 phencyclidine
Angel Falls
geographical name waterfall 3212 feet (979 meters) SE Venezuela on Auyán-tepuí Mountain in a headstream of the Caroní
angel food cake
noun Date: 1908 a usually white sponge cake made of flour, sugar, and whites of eggs
angel-hair pasta
noun Date: 1983 pasta made in long thin strings smaller in diameter than vermicelli
Angela Merici
biographical name Saint 1474?-1540 Italian religious & founder of Ursuline order
Angeleno
noun (plural -nos) Etymology: American Spanish angeleño, from Los Angeles, Calif. Date: 1888 a native or resident of Los Angeles, Calif.
angelfish
noun Date: 1668 1. any of several laterally compressed brightly colored bony fishes (family Pomacanthidae) of warm seas 2. a black and silver laterally compressed South ...
angelic
adjective see angel
angelica
noun Etymology: New Latin, genus name, from Medieval Latin, from Late Latin, feminine of angelicus angelic, from Late Greek angelikos, from Greek, of a messenger, from angelos ...
angelica tree
noun Date: 1785 Hercules'-club 1
angelical
adjective see angel
angelically
adverb see angel
Angelico
biographical name Fra circa 1400-1455 originally Guido di Pietro Florentine painter
Angell
biographical name Sir Norman 1872-1967 originally Ralph Norman Angell Lane English author & lecturer
angelologist
noun see angelology
angelology
noun Usage: often capitalized Date: circa 1828 the theological doctrine of angels or its study • angelologist noun
Angelou
biographical name Maya 1928- originally Marguerite Annie Johnson American writer
Angelus
noun Etymology: Medieval Latin, from Late Latin, angel; from the first word of the opening versicle Date: 1658 1. a devotion of the Western church that commemorates the ...
anger
I. verb (angered; angering) Date: 13th century transitive verb to make angry intransitive verb to become angry II. noun Etymology: Middle English, affliction, anger, ...
angerless
adjective see anger II
Angers
geographical name city W France ENE of Nantes population 146,163
Angevin
adjective Etymology: French, from Old French, from Medieval Latin andegavinus, from Andegavia Anjou Date: 1769 of, relating to, or characteristic of Anjou or the Plantagenets ...
angi-
or angio- combining form Etymology: New Latin, from Greek angei-, angeio-, from angeion vessel, blood vessel, diminutive of angos vessel 1. blood or lymph vessel ; blood ...
angina
noun Etymology: Latin, throat inflammation, from Greek anchonē strangling, from anchein to strangle Date: 1578 a disease marked by spasmodic attacks of intense suffocative ...
angina pectoris
noun Etymology: New Latin, literally, angina of the chest Date: 1768 a disease marked by brief paroxysmal attacks of chest pain precipitated by deficient oxygenation of the ...
anginal
adjective see angina
angio-
combining form see angi-
angiocardiographic
adjective see angiocardiography
angiocardiography
noun Date: 1938 the radiographic visualization of the heart and its blood vessels after injection of a radiopaque substance • angiocardiographic adjective
angiogenesis
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1899 the formation and differentiation of blood vessels • angiogenic adjective
angiogenic
adjective see angiogenesis
angiogram
noun Date: 1933 1. a radiograph made by angiography 2. angiography
angiographic
adjective see angiography
angiographically
adverb see angiography
angiography
noun Date: 1933 the radiographic visualization of the blood vessels after injection of a radiopaque substance • angiographic adjective • angiographically adverb
angioma
noun (plural -mas; also angiomata) Etymology: New Latin Date: 1871 a tumor composed chiefly of blood vessels or lymph vessels • angiomatous adjective
angiomatous
adjective see angioma
angioplasty
noun (plural -ties) Date: circa 1919 surgical repair or recanalization of a blood vessel; especially balloon angioplasty
angiosperm
noun Etymology: ultimately from New Latin angi- + Greek sperma seed — more at sperm Date: circa 1828 any of a class (Angiospermae) or division (Magnoliophyta) of vascular ...
angiospermous
adjective see angiosperm
angiotensin
noun Etymology: angi- + hypertension + -in Date: 1958 either of two forms of a kinin of which one has marked vasoconstrictive action; also a synthetic amide derivative of ...
angiotensin converting enzyme
noun Date: 1960 a proteolytic enzyme that converts the physiologically inactive form of angiotensin to the active vasoconstrictive form
Angkor
geographical name ruins of ancient city NW Cambodia N of Tonle Sap; capital of the Khmers
Angl
abbreviation Anglican
Angl
abbreviation Anglican
Angle
noun Etymology: Latin Angli, plural, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English Engle Angles Date: before 12th century a member of a Germanic people that invaded England along ...
angle
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin angulus Date: 14th century 1. a corner whether constituting a projecting part or a partially enclosed space ...
angle bracket
noun Date: circa 1956 bracket 3b
angle iron
noun Date: circa 1846 1. an iron cleat for joining parts of a structure at an angle 2. a piece of structural steel rolled with an L-shaped section
angle of attack
Date: 1908 the acute angle between the direction of the relative wind and the chord of an airfoil
angle of depression
Date: 1773 the angle formed by the line of sight and the horizontal plane for an object below the horizontal
angle of elevation
Date: circa 1737 the angle formed by the line of sight and the horizontal plane for an object above the horizontal
angle of incidence
Date: 1626 the angle that a line (as a ray of light) falling on a surface or interface makes with the normal drawn at the point of incidence
angle of reflection
Date: 1638 the angle between a reflected ray and the normal drawn at the point of incidence to a reflecting surface
angle of refraction
Date: circa 1727 the angle between a refracted ray and the normal drawn at the point of incidence to the interface at which refraction occurs
angle shot
noun Date: circa 1922 a picture taken with the camera pointed at an angle from the horizontal
angled
adjective see angle I
angler
noun Date: 15th century 1. one that angles 2. anglerfish
anglerfish
noun Date: circa 1889 any of several pediculate fishes (as the goosefishes); especially monkfish
Anglesea
geographical name see Anglesey
Anglesey
or Anglesea geographical name 1. (or ancient Mona) island NW Wales 2. administrative area comprising Anglesey Island & Holy Island capital Llangefni area 276 square miles ...
anglesite
noun Etymology: French anglésite, from Anglesey Island, Wales Date: circa 1841 a mineral consisting of lead sulfate formed by the oxidation of galena
angleworm
noun Date: 1653 earthworm
Anglia
geographical name 1. — see England 2. — see East Anglia • Anglian adjective or noun
Anglian
noun Date: circa 1711 1. a member of the Angles 2. the Old English dialects of Mercia and Northumbria • Anglian adjective
Anglican
adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin anglicanus, from anglicus English, from Latin Angli Angles Date: 1635 1. of or relating to the established episcopal Church of England and ...
Anglicanism
noun see Anglican
anglice
adverb Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Medieval Latin, adverb of anglicus Date: 1602 in English; especially in readily understood English
anglicise
Usage: often capitalized, chiefly British variant of anglicize
anglicism
noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Medieval Latin anglicus English Date: 1642 1. a characteristic feature of English occurring in another language 2. adherence or ...
Anglicist
noun Date: 1801 a specialist in English linguistics
anglicization
noun see anglicize
anglicize
transitive verb (-cized; -cizing) Usage: often capitalized Date: 1710 1. to make English in quality or characteristics 2. to adapt (a foreign word, name, or phrase) to ...
angling
noun Date: 15th century the action of one who angles; especially the action or sport of fishing with hook and line
Anglist
noun Date: 1888 Anglicist
Anglo
noun (plural Anglos) Etymology: in sense 2, from American Spanish, short for Spanish angloamericano Anglo-American Date: 1800 1. Anglo-American 2. a white inhabitant of the ...
Anglo-
combining form Etymology: New Latin, from Late Latin Angli 1. English 2. English and
Anglo-American
noun Date: circa 1782 1. an inhabitant of the United States of English origin or descent 2. a North American whose native language is English and especially whose culture or ...
Anglo-Catholic
adjective Date: 1838 of or relating to a High Church movement in Anglicanism emphasizing its continuity with historic Catholicism and fostering Catholic dogmatic and liturgical ...
Anglo-Catholicism
noun see Anglo-Catholic
Anglo-Egyptian Sudan
geographical name — see Sudan 2
Anglo-French
noun Date: 1876 the French language used in medieval England
Anglo-Norman
noun Date: 1735 1. any of the Normans living in England after the Norman conquest of 1066 2. the form of Anglo-French used by Anglo-Normans • Anglo-Norman adjective
Anglo-Saxon
noun Etymology: New Latin Anglo-Saxones, plural, alteration of Medieval Latin Angli Saxones, from Latin Angli Angles + Late Latin Saxones Saxons Date: before 12th century 1. a ...
Anglocentric
adjective Date: 1886 centered on or giving priority to England or things English
Anglomania
noun Date: 1787 an absorbing or pervasive interest in England or things English
Anglophil
noun see Anglophile
Anglophile
also Anglophil noun Etymology: French, from anglo- + -phile Date: 1883 a person who greatly admires or favors England and things English • Anglophile or Anglophilic ...
Anglophilia
noun Date: 1896 unusual admiration or partiality for England, English ways, or things English • Anglophiliac adjective
Anglophiliac
adjective see Anglophilia
Anglophilic
adjective see Anglophile
Anglophobe
noun Etymology: probably from French, from anglo- + -phobe Date: 1866 a person who is averse to or dislikes England and things English • Anglophobia noun • Anglophobic ...
Anglophobia
noun see Anglophobe
Anglophobic
adjective see Anglophobe
anglophone
adjective Usage: often capitalized Date: 1900 consisting of or belonging to an English-speaking population especially in a country where two or more languages are spoken • ...
Anglophone
noun see anglophone
Angola
or formerly Portuguese West Africa geographical name country SW Africa S of mouth of the Congo; until 1975 a dependency of Portugal capital Luanda area 481,351 square miles ...
Angolan
adjective or noun see Angola
angora
noun Date: 1812 1. the hair of the Angora rabbit or Angora goat — called also angora wool 2. a yarn of Angora rabbit hair used especially for knitting 3. capitalized a. ...
Angora
geographical name see Ankara
Angora cat
noun Etymology: Angora (Ankara), Turkey Date: 1819 any of a breed of cats having a long graceful body and silky medium-length hair with no undercoat; broadly a long-haired ...
Angora goat
noun Date: 1833 any of a breed of domestic goats raised for their long silky hair which is the true mohair
Angora rabbit
noun Date: 1849 any of several breeds of long-haired rabbits raised for their abundant fine wool; especially any of a breed having usually white wool and red eyes
angora wool
noun see angora
Angoulême
geographical name city W France population 46,194
Angoumois
geographical name region & former duchy & province W France S of Poitou capital Angoulême
angrily
adverb see angry
angriness
noun see angry
angry
adjective (angrier; -est) Date: 14th century 1. feeling or showing anger ; wrathful 2. a. indicative of or proceeding from anger b. seeming to show anger or to ...
angry young man
noun Date: 1941 1. an outspoken critic of or protester against an economic condition or social injustice 2. one of a group of mid-20th century British authors whose works ...
angst
noun Etymology: Danish & German; Danish, from German Date: circa 1942 a feeling of anxiety, apprehension, or insecurity
angstrom
noun Etymology: Anders J. Ångström Date: 1892 a unit of length equal to one ten-billionth of a meter
Ångström
biographical name Anders Jonas 1814-1874 Swedish physicist
Anguilla
geographical name island British West Indies NW of St. Kitts area 35 square miles (91 square kilometers) • Anguillan adjective or noun
Anguillan
adjective or noun see Anguilla
anguis in herba
foreign term Etymology: Latin snake in the grass
anguish
I. noun Etymology: Middle English angwisshe, from Anglo-French anguisse, angoisse, from Latin angustiae, plural, straits, distress, from angustus narrow; akin to Old English ...
anguished
adjective Date: 14th century 1. suffering anguish ; tormented 2. expressing anguish ; agonized
angular
adjective Etymology: Middle French or Latin; Middle French angulaire, from Latin angularis, from angulus angle Date: 15th century 1. a. forming an angle ; sharp-cornered ...
angular acceleration
noun Date: 1883 the rate of change per unit time of angular velocity
angular momentum
noun Date: 1870 a vector quantity that is a measure of the rotational momentum of a rotating body or system, that is equal in classical physics to the product of the angular ...
angular velocity
noun Date: 1672 the rate of rotation around an axis usually expressed in radians or revolutions per second or per minute
angularity
noun (plural -ties) Date: 1642 1. the quality of being angular 2. plural angular outlines or characteristics
angularly
adverb see angular
angulation
noun Date: 1869 1. the action of making angular 2. an angular position, formation, or shape
Angus
I. noun Etymology: Angus, county in Scotland Date: 1842 any of a breed of usually black hornless beef cattle originating in Scotland II. geographical name or earlier Forfar ...
Anhalt
geographical name former state central Germany capital Dessau
anhedonia
noun Etymology: New Latin, from 2a- + Greek hēdonē pleasure — more at hedonism Date: 1897 a psychological condition characterized by inability to experience pleasure in ...
anhedonic
adjective see anhedonia
anhinga
noun Etymology: New Latin, probably ultimately from Tupi *ajíŋa Date: 1769 any of a genus (Anhinga) of fish-eating birds related to the cormorants but distinguished by a ...
Anhui
or Anhwei geographical name province E China W of Jiangsu capital Hefei area 54,015 square miles (140,439 square kilometers), population 56,180,813
Anhwei
geographical name see Anhui
anhyd
abbreviation anhydrous
anhydride
noun Date: 1863 a compound derived from another (as an acid) by removal of the elements of water
anhydrite
noun Etymology: German Anhydrit, from Greek anydros Date: circa 1823 a mineral consisting of an anhydrous calcium sulfate that is usually massive and white or slightly ...
anhydrous
adjective Etymology: Greek anydros, from a- + hydōr water — more at water Date: 1819 free from water and especially water of crystallization
ani
noun Etymology: New Latin, probably modification of Portuguese anuí, from Tupi anúʔí, from anú ani + -ʔí small Date: circa 1823 any of a genus (Crotophaga) of black ...
Aniakchak Crater
geographical name active volcano SW Alaska on Alaska Peninsula in Aniakchak National Monument; crater 6 miles (10 kilometers) in diameter
anile
adjective Etymology: Latin anilis, from anus old woman Date: 1652 of or resembling a doddering old woman; especially senile • anility noun
anilinctus
noun see anilingus
aniline
noun Etymology: German Anilin, from Anil indigo, from French, from Portuguese, from Arabic al-nīl the indigo plant, from Sanskrit nīlī indigo, from feminine of nīla dark ...
aniline dye
noun Date: 1864 a dye made by the use of aniline or one chemically related to such a dye; broadly a synthetic organic dye
anilingus
or anilinctus noun Etymology: New Latin, from anus + -i- + -lingus, -linctus (as in cunnilingus, cunnilinctus) Date: 1949 erotic stimulation achieved by contact between mouth ...
anility
noun see anile
anima
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, soul Date: 1923 an individual's true inner self that in the analytic psychology of C. G. Jung reflects archetypal ideals of conduct; ...
animadversion
noun Etymology: Latin animadversion-, animadversio, from animadvertere Date: 1599 1. a critical and usually censorious remark — often used with on 2. adverse criticism
animadvert
verb Etymology: Latin animadvertere to pay attention to, censure, from animum advertere, literally, to turn the mind to Date: 15th century transitive verb archaic notice, ...
animal
I. noun Etymology: Latin, from animale, neuter of animalis animate, from anima soul — more at animate Date: 14th century 1. any of a kingdom (Animalia) of living things ...
animal bipes implume
foreign term Etymology: Latin two-legged animal without feathers (i.e., the human race)
animal control
noun Date: 1957 an office or department responsible for enforcing ordinances relating to the control, impoundment, and disposition of animals
animal cracker
noun Date: 1892 a small cookie in the shape of an animal
animal heat
noun Date: 1748 heat produced in the body of a living animal by functional chemical and physical activities
animal husbandry
noun Date: 1898 a branch of agriculture concerned with the production and care of domestic animals
animal kingdom
noun Date: circa 1766 a basic group of natural objects that includes all living and extinct animals — compare mineral kingdom, plant kingdom
animal magnetism
noun Date: 1784 1. a mysterious force claimed by Mesmer to enable him to hypnotize patients 2. a magnetic charm or appeal; especially sex appeal
animal model
noun Date: 1973 an animal sufficiently like humans in its anatomy, physiology, or response to a pathogen to be used in medical research in order to obtain results that can be ...
animal pole
noun Date: 1887 the point on the surface of an egg that is diametrically opposite to the vegetal pole and usually marks the most active part of the protoplasm or the part ...
animal rightist
noun see animal rights
animal rights
noun plural Date: 1879 rights (as to fair and humane treatment) regarded as belonging fundamentally to all animals • animal rightist noun
animal spirit
noun plural see animal spirits 1
animal spirits
noun plural Date: 1543 1. (sometimes animal spirit) obsolete the nervous energy that is the source of physical sensation and movement 2. vivacity arising from physical ...
animal starch
noun Date: circa 1860 glycogen
animalcule
also animalculum noun (plural -cules; also animalcula) Etymology: New Latin animalculum, diminutive of Latin animal Date: 1662 a minute usually microscopic organism
animalculum
noun see animalcule
animalier
noun Etymology: French, from animal animal, from Latin Date: 1912 a sculptor or painter of animal subjects
animalism
noun Date: 1831 animality • animalistic adjective
animalistic
adjective see animalism
animality
noun Date: 1615 1. a quality or nature associated with animals: a. vitality b. a natural unrestrained unreasoned response to physical drives or stimuli 2. the animal ...
animalization
noun see animalize
animalize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1741 1. to represent in animal form 2. to cause to be or act like an animal • animalization noun
animallike
adjective see animal I
animally
adverb see animal II
animate
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin animatus, past participle of animare to give life to, from anima breath, soul; akin to Old English ōthian to breathe, Latin ...
animated
adjective Date: 1534 1. a. endowed with life or the qualities of life ; alive b. full of movement and activity c. full of vigor and spirit ; lively 2. having the ...
animated cartoon
noun Date: 1915 a motion picture that is made from a series of drawings, computer graphics, or photographs of inanimate objects (as puppets) and that simulates movement by ...
animatedly
adverb see animated
animately
adverb see animate I
animateness
noun see animate I
animation
noun Date: 1597 1. the act of animating ; the state of being animate or animated 2. animated cartoon 3. the preparation of animated cartoons
animato
adverb or adjective Etymology: Italian, from Latin animatus Date: circa 1724 with animation — used as a direction in music
animator
noun Date: 1611 1. one that animates 2. an artist who creates drawings for an animated cartoon
animatronic
adjective Etymology: short for audio-animatronic Date: 1978 of, relating to, or being a puppet or similar figure that is animated by means of electromechanical devices • ...
animatronically
adverb see animatronic
animatronics
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: 1971 technology dealing with animatronic animation
anime
noun Etymology: Japanese, animation, short for animēshiyon, from English Date: 1988 a style of animation originating in Japan that is characterized by stark colorful ...
animis opibusque parati
foreign term Etymology: Latin prepared in mind and resources — one of the mottoes of South Carolina
animism
noun Etymology: German Animismus, from Latin anima soul Date: 1832 1. a doctrine that the vital principle of organic development is immaterial spirit 2. attribution of ...
animist
noun see animism
animistic
adjective see animism
animosity
noun (plural -ties) Etymology: Middle English animosite, from Middle French or Late Latin; Middle French animosité, from Late Latin animositat-, animositas, from Latin animosus ...
animus
noun Etymology: Latin, spirit, mind, courage, anger Date: 1816 1. basic attitude or governing spirit ; disposition, intention 2. a usually prejudiced and often spiteful or ...
anion
noun Etymology: Greek, neuter of aniōn, present participle of anienai to go up, from ana- + ienai to go — more at issue Date: 1834 the ion in an electrolyzed solution that ...
anionic
adjective Date: circa 1920 1. of or relating to anions 2. characterized by an active and especially surface-active anion
anis-
or aniso- combining form Etymology: New Latin, from Greek, from anisos, from a- + isos equal unequal
anise
noun Etymology: Middle English anis, from Anglo-French, from Latin anisum, from Greek annēson, anison Date: 14th century a Eurasian annual herb (Pimpinella anisum) of the ...
aniseed
noun Etymology: Middle English anis seed, from anis + seed Date: 14th century the seed of anise often used as a flavoring in liqueurs and in cooking
aniseikonia
noun Etymology: New Latin, from anis- + Greek eikōn image — more at icon Date: 1934 a defect of binocular vision in which the two retinal images of an object differ in ...
aniseikonic
adjective see aniseikonia
anisette
noun Etymology: French, from anis Date: 1836 a usually colorless sweet liqueur flavored with aniseed
Anishinaabe
noun see Anishinabe
Anishinabe
also Anishinaabe or Anishinabeg noun Etymology: Ojibwa aniššina•pe• (plural aniššina•pe•k) Ojibwa, Indian Date: 1902 Ojibwa 1
Anishinabeg
noun see Anishinabe
aniso-
combining form see anis-
anisogamous
adjective Date: 1891 characterized by fusion of heterogamous gametes or of individuals that usually differ chiefly in size • anisogamy noun
anisogamy
noun see anisogamous
anisometropia
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek anisometros of unequal measure (from anis- + metron measure) + New Latin -opia — more at measure Date: circa 1880 unequal refractive ...
anisometropic
adjective see anisometropia
anisotropic
adjective Date: 1879 exhibiting properties with different values when measured in different directions • anisotropically adverb • anisotropy also anisotropism noun
anisotropically
adverb see anisotropic
anisotropism
noun see anisotropic
anisotropy
noun see anisotropic
Anjou
I. noun Etymology: Anjou, France Date: 1941 a large sweet ovoid pear having a usually yellowish-green skin II. geographical name 1. region & former province NW France in ...
Ankara
or formerly Angora or ancient Ancyra geographical name city capital of Turkey in N central Anatolia population 2,559,471
Ankeny
geographical name city S central Iowa N of Des Moines population 27,117
ankerite
noun Etymology: German Ankerit, from M. J. Anker died 1843 Austrian mineralogist Date: circa 1843 a yellowish to brown mineral consisting of a carbonate of calcium and iron
ankh
noun Etymology: Egyptian ‘nḫ live Date: 1888 a cross having a loop for its upper vertical arm and serving especially in ancient Egypt as an emblem of life
Anking
geographical name see Anqing
ankle
noun Etymology: Middle English ankel, from Old English anclēow; akin to Old High German anchlāo ankle Date: before 12th century 1. the joint between the foot and the leg; ...
anklebone
noun Date: 14th century talus II,1
anklet
noun Date: 1819 1. something (as an ornament) worn around the ankle 2. a short sock reaching slightly above the ankle
ankylosaur
noun Etymology: New Latin Ankylosauria, from Ankylosaurus Date: 1949 any of a suborder (Ankylosauria) of herbivorous Cretaceous ornithiscian dinosaurs having a long low-lying ...
ankylosaurus
noun Etymology: New Latin, genus name, from Greek ankylos + sauros lizard Date: 1908 any of a North American genus (Ankylosaurus) of large ankylosaurs having a bony club at ...
ankylose
verb (-losed; -losing) Etymology: back-formation from ankylosis Date: 1787 transitive verb to unite or stiffen by ankylosis intransitive verb to undergo ankylosis
ankylosis
noun (plural ankyloses) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek ankylōsis, from ankyloun to make crooked, from ankylos crooked — more at angle Date: 1713 1. stiffness or fixation ...
ankylostomiasis
variant of ancylostomiasis
ankylotic
adjective see ankylosis
anlage
noun (plural anlagen; also anlages) Etymology: German, literally, act of laying on Date: 1892 the foundation of a subsequent development; especially primordium
ann
abbreviation 1. annals 2. annual
Ann Arbor
geographical name city SE Michigan W of Detroit population 114,024
Ann, Cape
geographical name peninsula NE Massachusetts
anna
noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu ānā Date: 1708 1. a former monetary unit of Burma, India, and Pakistan equal to 1/16 rupee 2. a coin representing one anna
Anna Ivanovna
biographical name 1693-1740 empress of Russia (1730-40)
Annaba
or formerly Bône geographical name commune & port NE Algeria NE of Constantine population 305,526
annalist
noun Date: circa 1611 a writer of annals ; chronicler • annalistic adjective
annalistic
adjective see annalist
annals
noun plural Etymology: Latin annales, from plural of annalis yearly — more at annual Date: 1542 1. a record of events arranged in yearly sequence 2. historical records ; ...
Annam
geographical name region & former kingdom E Indochina in central Vietnam capital Hue area about 57,000 square miles (148,200 square kilometers)
Annamese
noun (plural Annamese) Date: 1826 1. (or Annamite) a native or inhabitant of Annam 2. Vietnamese 2 • Annamese adjective • Annamite adjective
Annamite
I. noun see Annamese 1 II. adjective see Annamese
Annan
biographical name Kofi 1938- Ghanaian U.N. official; secretary-general (1997- )
Annapolis
geographical name city & port capital of Maryland on Severn River population 35,838
Annapolis Basin
geographical name inlet of Bay of Fundy Canada in W Nova Scotia
Annapurna
geographical name massif N Nepal in the Himalayas; highest peak 26,504 feet (8078 meters)
annatto
noun Etymology: Carib annoto tree producing annatto Date: 1629 1. a yellowish-red dyestuff made from the pulp around the seeds of a tropical American tree (Bixa orellana) 2. ...
Anne
biographical name 1665-1714 daughter of James II queen of Great Britain (1702-14)
Anne of Austria
biographical name 1601-1666 consort of Louis XIII of France regent (1643-51) for her son Louis XIV
Anne of Cleves
biographical name 1515-1557 4th wife of Henry VIII of England
anneal
verb Etymology: Middle English anelen to set on fire, from Old English onǣlan, from on + ǣlan to set on fire, burn, from āl fire; akin to Old English ǣled fire, Old Norse ...
Annecy
geographical name city E France ENE of Lyon population 51,143
annelid
noun Etymology: ultimately from Latin anellus little ring — more at annulet Date: 1834 any of a phylum (Annelida) of usually elongated segmented coelomate invertebrates (as ...
annelidan
adjective or noun see annelid
annex
I. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French annexer, from annexe attached, from Latin annexus, past participle of annectere to bind to, from ad- + nectere to ...
annexation
noun see annex I
annexational
adjective see annex I
annexationist
noun see annex I
annexe
chiefly British variant of annex II
Annie Oakley
noun (plural Annie Oakleys) Etymology: Annie Oakley died 1926 American markswoman; from the resemblance of a punched pass to a playing card with bullet holes through the spots ...
annihilate
verb (-lated; -lating) Etymology: Late Latin annihilatus, past participle of annihilare to reduce to nothing, from Latin ad- + nihil nothing — more at nil Date: 1525 ...
annihilation
noun see annihilate
annihilator
noun see annihilate
annihilatory
adjective see annihilate
Anniston
geographical name city NE Alabama population 24,276
anniversary
noun (plural -ries) Etymology: Middle English anniversarie, from Medieval Latin anniversarium, from Latin, neuter of anniversarius returning annually, from annus year + versus, ...
anno aetatis suae
foreign term Etymology: Latin in the (specified) year of his (or her) age
anno Domini
adverb Usage: often capitalized A Etymology: Medieval Latin, in the year of the Lord Date: 1512 — used to indicate that a time division falls within the Christian era

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