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anno hegirae
adverb Usage: often capitalized A&H Etymology: New Latin, in the year of the Hegira Date: 1613 — used to indicate that a time division falls within the Islamic era
anno mundi
foreign term Etymology: Latin in the year of the world — used in reckoning dates from the supposed period of the creation of the world, especially as fixed by James Ussher ...
anno urbis conditae
foreign term Etymology: Latin in the year of the founded city ; in the year that the city was founded (Rome, founded 753 B.C.)
annotate
verb (-tated; -tating) Etymology: Latin annotatus, past participle of annotare, from ad- + notare to mark — more at note Date: 1710 intransitive verb to make or furnish ...
annotation
noun Date: 15th century 1. a note added by way of comment or explanation 2. the act of annotating
annotative
adjective see annotate
annotator
noun see annotate
announce
verb (announced; announcing) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French annuncier, from Latin annuntiare, from ad- + nuntiare to report, from nuntius messenger Date: 15th ...
announcement
noun Date: 15th century 1. the act of announcing or of being announced 2. a public notification or declaration 3. a piece of formal stationery designed for a social or ...
announcer
noun Date: circa 1611 one who announces: as a. a person who introduces television or radio programs, makes commercial announcements, or gives station identification b. a ...
annoy
verb Etymology: Middle English anoien, from Anglo-French anuier, ennoier, from Late Latin inodiare to make loathsome, from Latin in + odium hatred — more at odium Date: 13th ...
annoyance
noun Date: 14th century 1. the act of annoying or of being annoyed 2. the state or feeling of being annoyed ; vexation 3. a source of vexation or irritation ; nuisance
annoyer
noun see annoy
annoying
adjective Date: 14th century causing vexation ; irritating • annoyingly adverb
annoyingly
adverb see annoying
annual
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French & Late Latin; Anglo-French annuel, from Late Latin annualis, blend of Latin annuus yearly (from annus year) and Latin ...
annual report
noun Date: 1815 a usually lengthy report issued yearly by an organization giving an account of its internal workings and especially its finances
annual ring
noun Date: 1792 the layer of wood produced by a single year's growth of a woody plant
annualize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1918 to calculate or adjust to reflect a rate based on a full year
annually
adverb see annual I
annuit coeptis
foreign term Etymology: Latin He (God) has approved our beginnings — motto on the reverse of the Great Seal of the United States
annuitant
noun Date: 1720 a beneficiary of an annuity
annuity
noun (plural -ities) Etymology: Middle English annuite, from Anglo-French annuité, from Medieval Latin annuitat-, annuitas, from Latin annuus yearly Date: 15th century 1. a ...
annul
transitive verb (annulled; annulling) Etymology: Middle English annullen, from Anglo-French annuller, from Late Latin annullare, from Latin ad- + nullus not any — more at null ...
annular
adjective Etymology: Middle French or Medieval Latin; Middle French annulaire, from Medieval Latin anularis, from Latin anulus Date: 1571 of, relating to, or forming a ring
annular eclipse
noun Date: circa 1751 an eclipse in which a thin outer ring of the sun's disk is not covered by the smaller dark disk of the moon
annulate
adjective Date: circa 1823 furnished with or composed of rings ; ringed
annulation
noun Date: 1829 a ringlike anatomical structure
annulet
noun Etymology: modification of Middle French annelet, diminutive of anel, from Latin anellus, diminutive of anulus Date: 1598 1. a little ring 2. a small architectural ...
annulment
noun Date: 15th century 1. the act of annulling ; the state of being annulled 2. a judicial or ecclesiastical pronouncement declaring a marriage invalid
annulus
noun (plural annuli; also -luses) Etymology: Medieval Latin, from Latin anulus finger ring, from anus ring — more at anus Date: 1563 1. ring 2. a part, structure, or ...
annunciate
transitive verb (-ated; -ating) Date: circa 1536 announce
annunciation
noun Etymology: Middle English annunciacioun, from Anglo-French annuntiatun, from Late Latin annuntiation-, annuntiatio, from Latin annuntiare — more at announce Date: 14th ...
annunciator
noun Date: circa 1753 one that annunciates; specifically a usually electrically controlled signal board or indicator • annunciatory adjective
annunciatory
adjective see annunciator
Annunzio, D'
biographical name Gabriele — see D'Annunzio
annus horribilis
Etymology: New Latin Date: 1983 a disastrous or unfortunate year
annus mirabilis
noun (plural anni mirabiles) Etymology: New Latin, literally, wonderful year Date: 1660 a remarkable or notable year
anodal
adjective see anode
anodally
adverb see anode
anode
noun Etymology: Greek anodos way up, from ana- + hodos way Date: 1834 1. the electrode of an electrochemical cell at which oxidation occurs: as a. the positive terminal of ...
anodic
adjective see anode
anodically
adverb see anode
anodization
noun see anodize
anodize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1931 to subject (a metal) to electrolytic action as the anode of a cell in order to coat with a protective or decorative film • ...
anodyne
I. adjective Etymology: Latin anodynos, from Greek anōdynos, from a- + odynē pain; probably akin to Old English etan to eat Date: 1543 1. serving to alleviate pain 2. not ...
anoint
transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French enoint, past participle of enoindre, from Latin inunguere, from in- + unguere to smear — more at ointment Date: ...
anointer
noun see anoint
anointing of the sick
Date: circa 1884 extreme unction
anointment
noun see anoint
anole
noun Etymology: probably from French anolis, from Arawak of the Lesser Antilles Date: circa 1753 any of a genus (Anolis) of arboreal American lizards (as the American ...
anomalous
adjective Etymology: Late Latin anomalus, from Greek anōmalos, literally, uneven, from a- + homalos even, from homos same — more at same Date: 1655 1. inconsistent with or ...
anomalously
adverb see anomalous
anomalousness
noun see anomalous
anomaly
noun (plural -lies) Date: 1603 1. the angular distance of a planet from its perihelion as seen from the sun 2. deviation from the common rule ; irregularity 3. something ...
anomic
adjective see anomie
anomie
also anomy noun Etymology: French anomie, from Middle French, from Greek anomia lawlessness, from anomos lawless, from a- + nomos law, from nemein to distribute — more at ...
anomy
noun see anomie
anon
I. adverb Etymology: Middle English, from Old English on ān, from on in + ān one — more at on, one Date: before 12th century 1. archaic at once ; immediately 2. soon, ...
anonym
noun Date: 1812 1. an anonymous person 2. pseudonym
anonymity
noun (plural -ties) Date: 1820 1. the quality or state of being anonymous 2. one that is anonymous
anonymous
adjective Etymology: Late Latin anonymus, from Greek anōnymos, from a- + onyma name — more at name Date: 1631 1. not named or identified 2. of unknown authorship or ...
anonymously
adverb see anonymous
anonymousness
noun see anonymous
anopheles
noun Etymology: New Latin, genus name, from Greek anōphelēs useless, from a- + ophelos advantage, help; akin to Greek ophellein to increase, Armenian aweli more Date: 1899 ...
anopheline
adjective or noun see anopheles
anorak
noun Etymology: Danish, from Inuit (Greenland) annoraaq Date: 1922 a usually pullover hooded jacket long enough to cover the hips
anorectic
I. adjective also anoretic Etymology: Greek anorektos, from a- + oregein to reach after — more at right Date: circa 1894 1. a. lacking appetite b. anorexic 2 2. ...
anoretic
I. adjective see anorectic I II. noun see anorectic II
anorexia
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek, from a- + orexis appetite, from oregein Date: 1598 1. loss of appetite especially when prolonged 2. anorexia nervosa
anorexia nervosa
noun Etymology: New Latin, nervous anorexia Date: 1873 a serious disorder in eating behavior primarily of young women in their teens and early twenties that is characterized ...
anorexic
I. adjective Date: circa 1907 1. anorectic 2. relating to, characteristic of, or affected with anorexia nervosa; also seemingly affected with anorexia nervosa as by being ...
anorexigenic
adjective Date: 1948 anorectic 2
anorthite
noun Etymology: French, from a- + Greek orthos straight Date: 1833 a white, grayish, or reddish feldspar occurring in many igneous rocks • anorthitic adjective
anorthitic
adjective see anorthite
anorthosite
noun Etymology: French anorthose, a feldspar, from a- + Greek orthos — more at orth- Date: 1863 a granular plutonic igneous rock composed almost exclusively of a soda-lime ...
anorthositic
adjective see anorthosite
anosmia
noun Etymology: New Latin, from a- + Greek osmē smell — more at odor Date: circa 1811 loss or impairment of the sense of smell • anosmic adjective
anosmic
adjective see anosmia
another
I. adjective Date: 12th century 1. different or distinct from the one first considered 2. some other 3. being one more in addition to one or more of the same kind ...
another-guess
adjective Etymology: alteration of anothergates, from 1another + gate Date: 1644 archaic of another sort
Anouilh
biographical name Jean 1910-1987 French dramatist
ANOVA
abbreviation analysis of variance
anovulatory
adjective Date: 1934 1. not involving or accompanied by ovulation 2. suppressing ovulation
anoxemia
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1881 a condition of subnormal oxygenation of the arterial blood • anoxemic adjective
anoxemic
adjective see anoxemia
anoxia
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1931 hypoxia especially of such severity as to result in permanent damage
anoxic
adjective Date: 1920 1. of, relating to, or affected with anoxia 2. greatly deficient in oxygen ; oxygenless
Anqing
or An-ch'ing or Anking or formerly Hwaining geographical name city E China in Anhui on the Chang population 250,718
ans
abbreviation answer
Anselm
biographical name Saint 1033/34-1109 archbishop of Canterbury (1093-1109)
Anshan
geographical name city NE China in E central Liaoning SSW of Shenyang population 1,203,986
ANSI
abbreviation American National Standards Institute
answer
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English andswaru (akin to Old Norse andsvar answer); akin to Old English and- against, swerian to swear — more at ante- Date: ...
answerability
noun see answerable
answerable
adjective Date: 1536 1. archaic suitable, adequate 2. liable to be called to account ; responsible 3. archaic corresponding, similar 4. capable of being refuted ...
answerer
noun see answer II
answering machine
noun Date: 1961 a machine that receives telephone calls by playing a recorded message and usually by recording messages from callers
answering service
noun Date: 1941 a commercial service that answers telephone calls for its clients
Ant
abbreviation Antarctica
ant
I. noun Etymology: Middle English ante, emete, from Old English æmette; akin to Old High German āmeiza ant Date: before 12th century any of a family (Formicidae) of ...
ant cow
noun Date: 1875 an aphid from which ants obtain honeydew
ant lion
noun Date: 1815 any of various neuropterous insects (as of the genus Myrmeleon) having a long-jawed larva that digs a conical pit in which it lies in wait to catch insects (as ...
ant-
— see anti-
anta
noun (plural antas or antae) Etymology: Latin; akin to Old Norse ǫnd anteroom Date: 1598 a pier produced by thickening a wall at its termination
antacid
noun Date: 1732 an agent that counteracts or neutralizes acidity • antacid adjective
Antaean
adjective Etymology: Antaeus, a giant overcome by Hercules Date: 1782 1. mammoth 2. having superhuman strength
antagonism
noun Date: 1835 1. a. opposition of a conflicting force, tendency, or principle b. actively expressed opposition or hostility 2. opposition in physiological action; ...
antagonist
noun Date: 1575 1. one that contends with or opposes another ; adversary, opponent 2. an agent of physiological antagonism: as a. a muscle that contracts with and limits ...
antagonistic
adjective Date: 1632 marked by or resulting from antagonism • antagonistically adverb
antagonistic muscle
noun see antagonist
antagonistically
adverb see antagonistic
antagonize
transitive verb (-nized; -nizing) Etymology: Greek antagōnizesthai, from anti- + agōnizesthai to struggle, from agōn contest — more at agony Date: circa 1742 1. to act ...
Antakiyah
geographical name see Antakya
Antakya
or Antakiyah or ancient Antioch geographical name city S Turkey on the Orontes population 123,871
Antall
biographical name József 1932-1993 prime minister of Hungary (1990-93)
Antalya
or formerly Adalia geographical name city & port SW Turkey on Gulf of Antalya population 378,208
Antananarivo
or Malagasy Tananarivo or formerly Tananarive geographical name city capital of Madagascar population 802,390
antarctic
adjective Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Middle English antartik, from Latin antarcticus, from Greek antarktikos, from anti- + arktikos arctic Date: 14th century of or ...
Antarctic
geographical name region including Antarctica, Antarctic Peninsula, and the surrounding ocean
Antarctic Archipelago
geographical name — see Palmer Archipelago
antarctic circle
noun Usage: often capitalized A&C Date: 1556 the parallel of latitude that is approximately 66 1/2 degrees south of the equator and that circumscribes the southern frigid zone
Antarctic Ocean
geographical name — see Southern Ocean
Antarctic Peninsula
or formerly Palmer Peninsula geographical name peninsula about 700 miles (1126 kilometers) long W Antarctica S of S end of South America
Antarctica
geographical name body of land around the South Pole; a plateau covered by a great ice cap & mountain peaks area about 5,500,000 square miles (14,300,000 square kilometers), ...
Antares
noun Etymology: Greek Antarēs Date: 1842 a giant red star of very low density that is the brightest star in Scorpio
antbear
noun Date: 1796 aardvark
ante
I. noun Etymology: ante- Date: 1821 1. a poker stake usually put up before the deal to build the pot 2. a. cost, price b. risk, stakes c. a level (as of ...
ante meridiem
adjective Etymology: Latin Date: 1563 being before noon — abbreviation a.m.
ante-
prefix Etymology: Middle English, from Latin, from ante before, in front of; akin to Old English and- against, Greek anti before, against — more at end 1. a. prior ; ...
ante-post
adjective Date: 1902 British relating to or being wagers on a horse race made especially before the day of the race
anteater
noun Date: 1764 any of several mammals that feed largely or entirely on ants or termites: as a. any of a family (Myrmecophagidae) of New World edentates with a long narrow ...
antebellum
adjective Etymology: Latin ante bellum before the war Date: circa 1847 existing before a war; especially existing before the American Civil War
antecede
transitive verb (-ceded; -ceding) Etymology: Latin antecedere Date: 1624 precede
antecedence
noun Date: 1599 priority, precedence
antecedent
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin & Latin; Medieval Latin antecedent-, antecedens, from Latin, what precedes, from neuter of antecedent-, antecedens, ...
antecedently
adverb see antecedent II
antecessor
noun Etymology: Middle English antecessour, from Latin antecessor — more at ancestor Date: 14th century one that goes before ; predecessor
antechamber
noun Etymology: French antichambre, from Middle French, from Italian anti- (from Latin ante-) + Middle French chambre room Date: 1655 anteroom
antechapel
noun Date: 1703 a vestibule or anteroom to a chapel or church
antedate
I. noun Date: 15th century a date assigned to an event or document earlier than the actual date of the event or document II. transitive verb Date: 1572 1. a. to date as ...
antediluvian
adjective Etymology: ante- + Latin diluvium flood — more at deluge Date: 1646 1. of or relating to the period before the flood described in the Bible 2. a. made, ...
antefix
noun (plural antefixae or antefixes) Etymology: Latin antefixum, from neuter of antefixus, past participle of antefigere to fasten before, from ante- + figere to fasten — more ...
antelope
noun (plural -lope or -lopes) Etymology: Middle English, fabulous heraldic beast, probably from Middle French antelop savage animal with sawlike horns, from Medieval Latin ...
antemortem
adjective Etymology: Latin ante mortem Date: 1862 preceding death
antenatal
adjective Date: 1806 prenatal • antenatally adverb
antenatally
adverb see antenatal
antenna
noun (plural antennae or -nas) Etymology: Medieval Latin, from Latin, sail yard Date: 1646 1. plural -nae one of a pair of slender movable segmented sensory organs on the head ...
antennal
adjective see antenna
antennular
adjective see antennule
antennule
noun Date: 1843 a small antenna or similar appendage • antennular adjective
antenuptial
adjective Date: 1696 prenuptial
antependium
noun (plural -diums or antependia) Etymology: Medieval Latin, from Latin ante- + pendēre to hang — more at pendant Date: 1635 a hanging for the front of an altar, pulpit, ...
antepenult
also antepenultima noun Etymology: Late Latin antepaenultima, feminine of antepaenultimus preceding the next to last, from Latin ante- + paenultimus penultimate Date: 1552 the ...
antepenultima
noun see antepenult
antepenultimate
adjective or noun see antepenult
anterior
adjective Etymology: Latin, comparative of ante before — more at ante- Date: 1541 1. a. situated before or toward the front b. situated near or toward the head or part ...
anterior cruciate ligament
noun Date: 1974 a cruciate ligament of each knee that attaches the front of the tibia with the back of the femur and functions especially to prevent hyperextension of the knee ...
anteriorly
adverb see anterior
anterograde
adjective Etymology: New Latin antero- from front to (from Latin anterior) + English -grade Date: 1923 1. occurring or performed in the normal or forward direction of ...
anteroom
noun Date: 1762 an outer room that leads to another room and that is often used as a waiting room
anth-
— see anti-
anthelmintic
adjective Etymology: anti- + Greek helminth-, helmis worm Date: 1684 expelling or destroying parasitic worms especially of the intestine • anthelmintic noun
anthem
noun Etymology: Middle English antem, from Old English antefn, from Late Latin antiphona, from Late Greek antiphōna, plural of antiphōnon, from Greek, neuter of antiphōnos ...
anthemic
adjective see anthem
anthemion
noun (plural anthemia) Etymology: Greek, from diminutive of anthemon flower, from anthos — more at anthology Date: 1865 a flat ornament of floral form (as in relief ...
anther
noun Etymology: New Latin anthera, from Latin, medicine made from flowers, from Greek anthēra, from feminine of anthēros flowery, from anthos Date: circa 1706 the part of a ...
antheral
adjective see anther
antheridial
adjective see antheridium
antheridium
noun (plural antheridia) Etymology: New Latin, from anthera Date: 1839 the male reproductive organ of some cryptogamous plants • antheridial adjective
anthesis
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek anthēsis bloom, from anthein to flower, from anthos Date: circa 1823 the action or period of opening of a flower
anthill
noun Date: 14th century a mound of debris thrown up by ants or termites in digging their nest
anthocyanin
noun Etymology: Greek anthos + kyanos dark blue Date: 1839 any of various soluble glycoside pigments producing blue to red coloring in flowers and plants
anthological
adjective see anthology
anthologist
noun Date: 1805 a compiler of an anthology
anthologize
transitive verb (-gized; -gizing) Date: 1892 to compile, publish, or include in an anthology • anthologizer noun
anthologizer
noun see anthologize
anthology
noun (plural -gies) Etymology: New Latin anthologia collection of epigrams, from Middle Greek, from Greek, flower gathering, from anthos flower + logia collecting, from legein to ...
Anthony
I. biographical name Saint circa 250-355 Egyptian monk II. biographical name Mark — see Marcus Antonius III. biographical name Susan Brownell 1820-1906 American ...
anthophilous
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek anthos + English -philous Date: 1883 feeding upon or living among flowers
anthophyllite
noun Etymology: German Anthophyllit, from New Latin anthophyllum, from Greek anthos + phyllon leaf — more at blade Date: circa 1828 an orthorhombic mineral of the amphibole ...
anthozoan
noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek anthos + zōion animal; akin to Greek zōē life — more at quick Date: 1877 any of a class (Anthozoa) of marine coelenterates (as the ...
anthracene
noun Date: 1863 a crystalline tricyclic aromatic hydrocarbon C14H10 obtained from coal-tar distillation
anthracite
noun Etymology: Greek anthrakitis, from anthrak-, anthrax coal Date: 1811 a hard natural coal of high luster differing from bituminous coal in containing little volatile ...
anthracitic
adjective see anthracite
anthracnose
noun Etymology: French, from Greek anthrak-, anthrax + nosos disease Date: 1886 any of numerous destructive plant diseases caused by imperfect fungi and characterized ...
anthranilate
noun Date: 1845 a salt or ester of anthranilic acid
anthranilic acid
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary anthracene + aniline Date: 1845 a crystalline acid NH2C6H4COOH used as an intermediate in the manufacture of dyes (as ...
anthraquinone
noun Etymology: probably from French, from anthracene + quinone Date: 1869 a yellow crystalline ketone C14H8O2 often derived from anthracene and used especially in the ...
anthrax
noun Etymology: Middle English antrax carbuncle, from Latin anthrax, from Greek, coal, carbuncle Date: 1861 an infectious disease of warm-blooded animals (as cattle and ...
anthrop
abbreviation anthropological; anthropology
anthrop-
or anthropo- combining form Etymology: Latin anthropo-, from Greek anthrōp-, anthrōpo-, from anthrōpos human being
anthropic
or anthropical adjective Etymology: Greek anthrōpikos, from anthrōpos Date: circa 1806 of or relating to human beings or the period of their existence on earth
anthropic principle
noun Date: 1974 either of two principles in cosmology: a. conditions that are observed in the universe must allow the observer to exist — called also weak anthropic ...
anthropical
adjective see anthropic
anthropo-
combining form see anthrop-
anthropocentric
adjective Date: 1863 1. considering human beings as the most significant entity of the universe 2. interpreting or regarding the world in terms of human values and ...
anthropocentrically
adverb see anthropocentric
anthropocentricity
noun see anthropocentric
anthropocentrism
noun see anthropocentric
anthropogenic
adjective Date: 1923 of, relating to, or resulting from the influence of human beings on nature • anthropogenically adverb
anthropogenically
adverb see anthropogenic
anthropoid
noun Etymology: Greek anthrōpoeidēs resembling a human, from anthrōpos Date: 1832 1. any of a suborder (Anthropoidea) of higher primates (as macaques and marmosets); ...
anthropoid ape
noun Date: circa 1837 ape 1b
anthropological
adjective see anthropology
anthropologically
adverb see anthropology
anthropologist
noun see anthropology
anthropology
noun Etymology: New Latin anthropologia, from anthrop- + -logia -logy Date: 1593 1. the science of human beings; especially the study of human beings and their ancestors ...
anthropometric
adjective see anthropometry
anthropometry
noun Etymology: French anthropométrie, from anthrop- + -métrie -metry Date: circa 1839 the study of human body measurements especially on a comparative basis • ...
anthropomorph
noun Date: 1894 a stylized human figure (as in prehistoric art)
anthropomorphic
adjective Etymology: Late Latin anthropomorphus of human form, from Greek anthrōpomorphos, from anthrōp- + -morphos -morphous Date: 1827 1. described or thought of as having ...
anthropomorphically
adverb see anthropomorphic
anthropomorphism
noun Date: 1753 an interpretation of what is not human or personal in terms of human or personal characteristics ; humanization • anthropomorphist noun
anthropomorphist
noun see anthropomorphism
anthropomorphization
noun see anthropomorphize
anthropomorphize
verb (-phized; -phizing) Date: 1845 transitive verb to attribute human form or personality to intransitive verb to attribute human form or personality to things not ...
anthropopathism
noun Etymology: Late Greek anthrōpopatheia humanity, from Greek anthrōpopathēs having human feelings, from anthrōp- + pathos experience — more at pathos Date: 1847 the ...
anthropophagous
adjective Date: circa 1828 feeding on human flesh • anthropophagy noun
anthropophagus
noun (plural anthropophagi) Etymology: Latin, from Greek anthrōpophagos, from anthrōp- + -phagos -phagous Date: 1552 man-eater, cannibal
anthropophagy
noun see anthropophagous
anthroposophist
noun see anthroposophy
anthroposophy
noun Date: 1916 a 20th century religious system growing out of theosophy and centering on human development • anthroposophist noun
anthurium
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek anthos flower + oura tail — more at anthology, ass Date: circa 1839 any of a genus (Anthurium) of tropical American plants of the arum ...
anti
I. noun (plural antis) Etymology: anti- Date: 1788 one that is opposed II. adjective Date: 1857 opposed III. preposition Date: 1953 opposed to ; against
anti-
or ant- or anth- prefix Etymology: anti- from Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin, against, from Greek, from anti; ant- from Middle English, from ...
anti-American
adjective Date: 1773 opposed or hostile to the people or the government policies of the United States • anti-Americanism noun
anti-Americanism
noun see anti-American
anti-art
noun Date: 1937 art based on premises antithetical to traditional or popular art forms; specifically Dada
anti-federalist
noun Usage: often capitalized A&F Date: 1787 a member of the group that opposed the adoption of the United States Constitution
anti-idiotype
noun Date: 1975 an antibody that binds to the antigen-combining site of another antibody either suppressing or enhancing the immune response • anti-idiotypic adjective
anti-idiotypic
adjective see anti-idiotype
anti-inflammatory
adjective Date: 1844 counteracting inflammation • anti-inflammatory noun
anti-intellectual
adjective Date: 1884 opposing or hostile to intellectuals or to an intellectual view or approach • anti-intellectual noun • anti-intellectualism noun
anti-intellectualism
noun see anti-intellectual
Anti-Lebanon
geographical name mountain range SW Asia E of Bekaa Valley on Syria-Lebanon border — see hermon (Mount)
anti-roll bar
noun Date: 1951 sway bar
anti-Semite
noun see anti-Semitism
anti-Semitic
adjective see anti-Semitism
anti-Semitism
noun Date: 1882 hostility toward or discrimination against Jews as a religious, ethnic, or racial group • anti-Semitic adjective • anti-Semite noun
anti-utopia
noun Date: 1966 1. dystopia 1 2. a work describing an anti-utopia • anti-utopian adjective or noun
anti-utopian
adjective or noun see anti-utopia
antiabortion
adjective Date: 1969 opposed to abortion and especially to the legalization of abortion • antiabortionist noun
antiabortionist
noun see antiabortion
antiair
adjective Date: 1925 antiaircraft
antiaircraft
I. adjective Date: 1914 designed for or concerned with defense against air attack II. noun Date: 1926 antiaircraft guns or their fire
antianxiety
adjective Date: 1962 tending to prevent or relieve anxiety
antiarrhythmic
adjective Date: 1954 tending to prevent or relieve cardiac arrhythmia
antiballistic missile
noun Date: circa 1959 a missile for intercepting and destroying ballistic missiles
Antibes
geographical name city & port SE France SW of Nice population 70,688
Antibes, Cap d'
geographical name — see Cap d'Antibes
antibiosis
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1899 antagonistic association between organisms to the detriment of one of them or between one organism and a metabolic product of another
antibiotic
I. adjective Date: 1894 1. tending to prevent, inhibit, or destroy life 2. of or relating to antibiotics or to antibiosis • antibiotically adverb II. noun Date: 1943 a ...
antibiotically
adverb see antibiotic I
antiblack
adjective Date: 1840 opposed or hostile to black people
antibody
noun Date: 1900 any of a large number of proteins of high molecular weight that are produced normally by specialized B cells after stimulation by an antigen and act ...
antibonding
adjective Date: 1936 tending to inhibit bonding between atoms
antibusiness
adjective Date: 1897 antagonistic toward business and especially big business
antibusing
adjective Date: circa 1969 opposed to the busing of schoolchildren
antic
I. noun Etymology: Italian antico ancient thing or person, from antico ancient, from Latin antiquus — more at antique Date: 1529 1. an attention-drawing often wildly ...
antically
adverb see antic II
anticancer
adjective Date: 1926 used against or tending to arrest or prevent cancer
antichoice
adjective Date: 1978 antiabortion • antichoicer noun
antichoicer
noun see antichoice
anticholinergic
adjective Date: 1942 opposing or blocking the physiologic action of acetylcholine • anticholinergic noun

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