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anticholinesterase
noun Date: 1942 a substance (as neostigmine) that inhibits a cholinesterase by combination with it
Antichrist
noun Etymology: Middle English anticrist, from Old English & Late Latin; Old English antecrist, from Late Latin Antichristus, from Greek Antichristos, from anti- + Christos ...
anticipant
adjective Date: 1626 expectant, anticipating — usually used with of • anticipant noun
anticipatable
adjective see anticipate
anticipate
verb (-pated; -pating) Etymology: Latin anticipatus, past participle of anticipare, from ante- + -cipare (from capere to take) — more at heave Date: 1532 transitive verb 1. ...
anticipation
noun Date: 14th century 1. a. a prior action that takes into account or forestalls a later action b. the act of looking forward; especially pleasurable expectation 2. ...
anticipator
noun see anticipate
anticipatory
adjective Date: 1669 characterized by anticipation ; anticipating
anticlerical
adjective Date: 1845 opposed to clericalism or to the interference or influence of the clergy in secular affairs • anticlerical noun • anticlericalism noun
anticlericalism
noun see anticlerical
anticlimactic
also anticlimactical adjective Date: 1898 of, relating to, or marked by anticlimax • anticlimactically adverb
anticlimactical
adjective see anticlimactic
anticlimactically
adverb see anticlimactic
anticlimax
noun Date: 1710 1. the usually sudden transition in discourse from a significant idea to a trivial or ludicrous idea; also an instance of this transition 2. an event, ...
anticlinal
adjective Etymology: anti- + Greek klinein to lean — more at lean Date: 1882 occurring at right angles to the surface or circumference of a plant organ
anticline
noun Date: circa 1861 an arch of stratified rock in which the layers bend downward in opposite directions from the crest — compare syncline
anticlockwise
adjective or adverb Date: 1890 chiefly British counterclockwise
anticoagulant
noun Date: circa 1905 a substance that hinders the clotting of blood ; blood thinner • anticoagulant adjective
anticodon
noun Date: 1965 a triplet of nucleotide bases in transfer RNA that identifies the amino acid carried and binds to a complementary codon in messenger RNA during protein ...
anticompetitive
adjective Date: 1952 tending to reduce or discourage competition
anticonvulsant
also anticonvulsive adjective Date: 1734 used or tending to control or to prevent convulsions (as in epilepsy) • anticonvulsant also anticonvulsive noun
anticonvulsive
I. adjective see anticonvulsant II. noun see anticonvulsant
Anticosti Island
geographical name island E Canada in E Quebec at mouth of the St. Lawrence area 3043 square miles (7912 square kilometers)
anticyclone
noun Date: 1862 1. a system of winds that rotates about a center of high atmospheric pressure clockwise in the northern hemisphere and counterclockwise in the southern, that ...
anticyclonic
adjective see anticyclone
antidemocratic
adjective Date: 1837 opposed or hostile to the theories or policies of democracy
antidepressant
I. adjective Date: 1961 used or tending to relieve or prevent psychic depression II. noun Date: 1962 an antidepressant drug — compare tricyclic antidepressant
antiderivative
noun Date: circa 1942 indefinite integral
antidiuretic hormone
noun Date: 1942 vasopressin
antidotal
adjective Date: 1646 of, relating to, or acting as an antidote • antidotally adverb
antidotally
adverb see antidotal
antidote
noun Etymology: Middle English antidot, from Latin antidotum, from Greek antidotos, from feminine of antidotos given as an antidote, from antididonai to give as an antidote, from ...
antidromic
adjective Etymology: anti- + Greek dromos racecourse, running — more at dromedary Date: circa 1927 proceeding or conducting in a direction opposite to the usual one — used ...
antidromically
adverb see antidromic
antidrug
adjective Date: 1969 acting against or opposing illicit drugs or their use
antidumping
adjective Date: 1915 designed to discourage the importation and sale of foreign goods at prices well below domestic prices
antielectron
noun Date: 1931 positron
Antietam Creek
geographical name creek S Pennsylvania & N Maryland flowing S into the Potomac N of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
antiferromagnet
noun see antiferromagnetic
antiferromagnetic
adjective Date: 1936 ferrimagnetic • antiferromagnet noun • antiferromagnetically adverb • antiferromagnetism noun
antiferromagnetically
adverb see antiferromagnetic
antiferromagnetism
noun see antiferromagnetic
antifertility
adjective Date: 1953 capable of or tending to reduce or destroy fertility ; contraceptive
antifluoridationist
noun Date: 1961 a person opposed to the fluoridation of public water supplies
antifouling
adjective Date: 1863 intended to prevent fouling of underwater structures (as the bottoms of ships)
antifreeze
noun Date: 1924 1. a substance added to a liquid (as the water in an automobile engine) to lower its freezing point 2. any of various substances (as proteins or alcohols) ...
antifungal
adjective Date: 1945 destroying fungi or inhibiting their growth ; fungicidal, fungistatic • antifungal noun
antigen
noun Etymology: German, from French antigène, from anticorps antibody + -gène -gen Date: 1908 any substance (as an immunogen or a hapten) foreign to the body that evokes an ...
antigen-presenting cell
noun Date: 1981 any of various cells (as a macrophage or a B cell) that take up an antigen and process it into a form recognized by and serving to activate a specific helper ...
antigenic
adjective see antigen
antigenic determinant
noun Date: 1950 epitope
antigenically
adverb see antigen
antigenicity
noun see antigen
antiglobulin
noun Date: circa 1909 an antibody that combines with and precipitates globulin
Antigone
noun Etymology: Greek Antigonē Date: 1567 a daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta who buries her brother Polynices' body against the order of her uncle Creon
Antigonus I
biographical name 382-301 B.C. Antigonus Cyclops general of Alexander the Great & king of Macedonia (306-301)
antigravity
I. adjective Date: 1944 reducing, canceling, or protecting against the effect of gravity II. noun Date: 1949 a hypothetical effect resulting from cancellation or reduction ...
Antigua
geographical name 1. island British West Indies in the Leewards area 108 square miles (281 square kilometers); with Barbuda an independent nation ( Antigua and Barbuda) since ...
Antigua Guatemala
geographical name see Antigua 2
Antiguan
adjective or noun see Antigua
antihemophilic factor
noun Date: 1947 factor VIII
antihero
noun Date: 1714 a protagonist or notable figure who is conspicuously lacking in heroic qualities • antiheroic adjective
antiheroic
adjective see antihero
antiheroine
noun Date: 1907 a female antihero
antihistamine
noun Date: 1946 any of various compounds that counteract histamine in the body and that are used for treating allergic reactions (as hay fever) and cold symptoms • ...
antihistaminic
adjective or noun see antihistamine
antihormone
noun Date: 1927 a substance (as tamoxifen) that blocks the action or inhibits the production of a hormone
antihuman
adjective Date: 1854 1. acting or being against humanity 2. reacting strongly with human antigens
antihypertensive
noun Date: circa 1957 a substance that is effective against high blood pressure • antihypertensive adjective
antileukemic
adjective Date: 1951 counteracting the effects of leukemia
antilife
adjective Date: 1929 antagonistic or antithetical to life or to normal human values
Antillean
adjective see Antilles
Antilles
geographical name the West Indies excluding the Bahamas — see Greater Antilles, Lesser Antilles • Antillean adjective
antilock
adjective Date: 1970 being a braking system for a motor vehicle designed to keep the wheels from locking by electronically controlled pulsed application of the brake for each ...
antilog
noun Date: 1910 antilogarithm
antilogarithm
noun Date: 1618 the number corresponding to a given logarithm
antimacassar
noun Etymology: anti- + Macassar (oil) (a hairdressing) Date: 1849 a cover to protect the back or arms of furniture
antimagnetic
adjective Date: 1946 of a watch having a balance unit composed of alloys that will not remain magnetized
antimalarial
adjective Date: 1884 serving to prevent, control, or cure malaria • antimalarial noun
antimatter
noun Date: 1950 matter composed of antiparticles
antimetabolite
noun Date: 1945 a substance that replaces or inhibits an organism's utilization of a metabolite
antimicrobial
adjective Date: circa 1910 destroying or inhibiting the growth of microorganisms and especially pathogenic microorganisms • antimicrobial noun
antimitotic
adjective Date: 1970 inhibiting or disrupting mitosis • antimitotic noun
antimonial
adjective Date: 1605 of, relating to, or containing antimony • antimonial noun
antimonide
noun Date: 1863 a binary compound of antimony with a more electropositive element
antimony
noun Etymology: Middle English antimonie, from Medieval Latin antimonium Date: 15th century 1. stibnite 2. a trivalent and pentavalent metalloid element that is commonly ...
antimycin
noun see antimycin A
antimycin A
noun Etymology: anti- + -mycin Date: 1949 a crystalline antibiotic C28H40N2O9 used especially as a fungicide, insecticide, and miticide — called also antimycin
antineoplastic
adjective Date: 1954 inhibiting or preventing the growth and spread of neoplasms or malignant cells
antineutrino
noun Date: 1934 the antiparticle of the neutrino
antineutron
noun Date: 1942 the antiparticle of the neutron
anting
noun Date: 1936 bird behavior in which ants are rubbed on the feathers to obtain chemicals (as formic acid) from the ants
antinodal
adjective see antinode
antinode
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1882 a region of maximum amplitude situated between adjacent nodes in a vibrating body • antinodal adjective
antinomian
noun Etymology: Medieval Latin antinomus, from Latin anti- + Greek nomos law Date: 1565 1. one who holds that under the gospel dispensation of grace the moral law is of no use ...
antinomianism
noun see antinomian
antinomic
adjective see antinomy
antinomy
noun (plural -mies) Etymology: German Antinomie, from Latin antinomia conflict of laws, from Greek, from anti- + nomos law — more at nimble Date: 1592 1. a contradiction ...
antinovel
noun Date: 1958 a work of fiction that lacks most or all of the traditional features of the novel • antinovelist noun
antinovelist
noun see antinovel
antinuclear
adjective Date: 1958 1. tending to react with cell nuclei or their components (as DNA) 2. opposing the use or production of nuclear power
antinucleon
noun Date: 1946 the antiparticle of a nucleon
antinuke
adjective Date: 1975 antinuclear 2
Antioch
geographical name 1. city W California NE of Oakland population 90,532 2. — see Antakya 3. ancient city Asia Minor in Pisidia, at certain periods within boundaries of ...
Antiochene
adjective or noun see Antioch
Antiochian
adjective or noun see Antioch
Antiochus
biographical name name of 13 Seleucid kings of Syria: especially III the Great 242-187 B.C. (reigned 223-187), IV Epiphanes circa 215-164 B.C. (reigned 175-164)
antioxidant
noun Date: 1926 a substance (as beta-carotene or vitamin C) that inhibits oxidation or reactions promoted by oxygen, peroxides, or free radicals • antioxidant adjective
antiozonant
noun Date: 1954 a substance that opposes ozonization or protects against it
antiparallel
adjective Date: circa 1660 parallel but oppositely directed or oriented
antiparticle
noun Date: 1934 a subatomic particle identical to another subatomic particle in mass but opposite to it in electric and magnetic properties (as sign of charge) that when ...
antipasto
noun (plural antipasti) Etymology: Italian, from anti- (from Latin ante-) + pasto food, from Latin pastus, from pascere to feed — more at food Date: 1590 any of various ...
Antipater
biographical name circa 397-circa 319 B.C. Macedonian general
antipathetic
adjective Date: 1640 1. having a natural aversion; also not sympathetic ; hostile 2. arousing antipathy • antipathetically adverb
antipathetically
adverb see antipathetic
antipathy
noun (plural -thies) Etymology: Latin antipathia, from Greek antipatheia, from antipathēs of opposite feelings, from anti- + pathos experience — more at pathos Date: 1600 1. ...
antipersonnel
adjective Date: 1939 designed for use against military personnel
antiperspirant
noun Date: 1943 a preparation used to reduce perspiration
antiphlogistic
adjective Date: 1769 anti-inflammatory
antiphon
noun Etymology: Middle English antiphone, from Middle French, from Late Latin antiphona — more at anthem Date: 15th century 1. a psalm, anthem, or verse sung responsively ...
antiphonal
I. noun Date: 1537 antiphonary II. adjective Date: 1719 of, relating to, or suggesting an antiphon or antiphony • antiphonally adverb
antiphonally
adverb see antiphonal II
antiphonary
noun (plural -naries) Date: 15th century 1. a book containing a collection of antiphons 2. a book containing the choral parts of the Divine Office
antiphony
noun (plural -nies) Date: 1592 responsive alternation between two groups especially of singers
antiphrasis
noun (plural antiphrases) Etymology: Late Latin, from Greek, from anti- + phrasis diction — more at phrase Date: 1533 the usually ironic or humorous use of words in senses ...
antipodal
I. adjective Date: 1646 1. of or relating to the antipodes; specifically situated at the opposite side of the earth or moon 2. diametrically opposite 3. entirely ...
antipodal cell
noun see antipodal II
antipode
noun (plural antipodes) Etymology: Middle English antipodes, plural, persons dwelling at opposite points on the globe, from Latin, from Greek, from plural of antipod-, antipous ...
antipodean
adjective or noun see antipode
antipoetic
adjective Date: 1847 of, relating to, or characterized by opposition to traditional poetic technique or style
antipollution
adjective Date: 1924 designed to prevent, reduce, or eliminate pollution • antipollution noun
antipope
noun Etymology: Middle English antepope, from Middle French antipape, from Medieval Latin antipapa, from anti- + papa pope Date: 15th century one elected or claiming to be ...
antiproton
noun Date: 1940 the antiparticle of the proton
antipsychotic
noun Date: 1966 any of the powerful tranquilizers (as the phenothiazines and butyrophenones) used especially to treat psychosis and believed to act by blocking dopamine nervous ...
antipyretic
noun Date: circa 1681 an agent that reduces fever • antipyretic adjective
antipyrine
noun Etymology: from Antipyrine, a trademark Date: 1884 an analgesic and antipyretic C11H12N2O formerly widely used but now largely replaced in oral use by less toxic ...
antiq
abbreviation antiquarian; antiquary
antiquarian
I. noun Date: 1610 one who collects or studies antiquities II. adjective Date: 1771 1. of or relating to antiquarians or antiquities 2. dealing in old or rare books • ...
antiquarianism
noun see antiquarian II
antiquark
noun Date: 1964 the antiparticle of the quark
antiquary
noun (plural -quaries) Date: 1586 antiquarian
antiquate
transitive verb (-quated; -quating) Etymology: Late Latin antiquatus, past participle of antiquare, from Latin antiquus Date: 1596 to make old or obsolete • antiquation noun
antiquated
adjective Date: 1601 1. obsolete 2. outmoded or discredited by reason of age ; being out of style or fashion 3. advanced in age Synonyms: see old
antiquation
noun see antiquate
antique
I. noun Date: 1530 1. a relic or object of ancient times 2. a. a work of art, piece of furniture, or decorative object made at an earlier period and according to various ...
antiquer
noun see antique III
antiquity
noun (plural -ties) Date: 13th century 1. ancient times; especially those before the Middle Ages 2. the quality of being ancient 3. plural a. relics or monuments (as ...
antirejection
adjective Date: 1968 used or tending to prevent organ or tissue transplant rejection
antiretroviral
adjective Date: 1987 acting, used, or effective against retroviruses • antiretroviral noun
antirheumatic
adjective Date: 1758 alleviating or preventing rheumatism • antirheumatic noun
antirrhinum
noun Etymology: New Latin, genus name, from Latin, snapdragon, from Greek antirrhinon, from anti- like (from anti against, equivalent to) + rhin-, rhis nose — more at anti- ...
antis
plural of anti
Antisana
geographical name volcano 18,714 feet (5704 meters) N central Ecuador
antiscorbutic
adjective Date: 1725 counteracting scurvy • antiscorbutic noun
antisense
adjective Etymology: anti- + nonsense Date: 1977 having a sequence complementary to a segment of genetic material; specifically of, being, relating to, or possessing a ...
antisepsis
noun Date: 1875 the inhibiting of the growth and multiplication of microorganisms by antiseptic means
antiseptic
I. adjective Etymology: anti- + Greek sēptikos putrefying, septic Date: 1751 1. a. opposing sepsis, putrefaction, or decay; especially preventing or arresting the growth ...
antiseptically
adverb see antiseptic I
antiserum
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1901 a serum containing antibodies
antisocial
adjective Date: 1797 1. averse to the society of others ; unsociable 2. hostile or harmful to organized society; especially being or marked by behavior deviating sharply ...
antisocial personality disorder
noun Date: 1979 a personality disorder that is characterized by antisocial behavior exhibiting pervasive disregard for and violation of the rights, feelings, and safety of ...
antisocially
adverb see antisocial
antisolar
adjective Date: circa 1890 being or having a direction away from the sun
antispasmodic
adjective Date: 1763 capable of preventing or relieving spasms or convulsions • antispasmodic noun
antistat
adjective see antistatic
antistatic
also antistat adjective Date: 1952 reducing, removing, or preventing the buildup of static electricity
Antisthenes
biographical name circa 445-circa 365 B.C. Athenian philosopher
antistrophe
noun Etymology: Late Latin, from Greek antistrophē, from anti- + strophē strophe Date: circa 1550 1. a. the repetition of words in reversed order b. the repetition of ...
antistrophic
adjective see antistrophe
antistrophically
adverb see antistrophe
antistyle
noun Date: 1964 a style (as of dress) based on the rejection of current or established styles
antisymmetric
adjective Date: 1923 relating to or being a relation (as “is a subset of”) that implies equality of any two quantities for which it holds in both directions
antithesis
noun (plural antitheses) Etymology: Late Latin, from Greek, literally, opposition, from antitithenai to oppose, from anti- + tithenai to set — more at do Date: 1529 1. a. ...
antithetic
adjective see antithetical
antithetical
also antithetic adjective Date: 1583 1. constituting or marked by antithesis 2. being in direct and unequivocal opposition Synonyms: see opposite • antithetically adverb
antithetically
adverb see antithetical
antithrombin
noun Date: circa 1911 any of a group of substances that inhibit blood clotting by inactivating thrombin
antithyroid
adjective Date: 1908 able to counteract excessive thyroid activity
antitoxic
adjective Date: circa 1890 1. counteracting toxins 2. being or containing antitoxins
antitoxin
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1890 an antibody that is capable of neutralizing the specific toxin (as a specific causative agent of disease) ...
antitrust
adjective Date: 1890 of, relating to, or being legislation against or opposition to trusts or combinations; specifically consisting of laws to protect trade and commerce from ...
antitruster
noun Date: 1947 one who advocates or enforces antitrust provisions of the law
antitussive
noun Date: circa 1909 a cough suppressant • antitussive adjective
antivenin
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1895 an antitoxin to a venom; also an antiserum containing such antitoxin
antivenom
noun Date: 1904 antivenin
antivitamin
noun Date: 1927 a substance that makes a vitamin metabolically ineffective
antiwhite
adjective Date: 1906 opposed or hostile to white people
antler
noun Etymology: Middle English aunteler, from Anglo-French antiler, from Vulgar Latin *anteoculare, from neuter of anteocularis located before the eye, from Latin ante- + oculus ...
antlered
adjective see antler
antlerless
adjective see antler
Antofagasta
geographical name city & port N Chile population 218,754
Antonescu
biographical name Ion 1882-1946 Romanian general; dictator (1940-44)
Antonian
noun Etymology: Latin Antonius Anthony Date: circa 1907 a member of one of several monastic communities (as the Armenian Antonians) that follow a rule devised by St. Anthony
Antoninus
biographical name Marcus Aurelius A.D. 121-180 nephew, son-in-law, and adopted son of Antoninus Pius Roman emperor (161-180) & Stoic philosopher
Antoninus Pius
biographical name A.D. 86-161 Roman emperor (138-161)
Antonius
biographical name Marcus English Mark or Marc Antony or Anthony circa 82-30 B.C. Roman orator, triumvir, & general
antonomasia
noun Etymology: Latin, use of an epithet for a proper name, from Greek, from antonomazein to call by a new name, from anti- + onomazein to name, from onoma name — more at name ...
Antony
biographical name see Anthony IV
antonym
noun Date: 1870 a word of opposite meaning • antonymic adjective • antonymous adjective • antonymy noun
antonymic
adjective see antonym
antonymous
adjective see antonym
antonymy
noun see antonym
antral
adjective see antrum
antre
noun Etymology: French, from Latin antrum Date: 1604 cave 1
Antrim
geographical name 1. traditional county NE Northern Ireland 2. district E Northern Ireland, established 1974 area 217 square miles (564 square kilometers), population 44,322
antrum
noun (plural antra) Etymology: Late Latin, from Latin, cave, from Greek antron; akin to Armenian ayr cave Date: circa 1751 an anatomical cavity within a bone (as the maxilla) ...
ants in one's pants
phrasal impatience for action or activity ; restlessness
Antsiranana
or formerly Diégo-Suarez geographical name city & port Madagascar near N tip of island population 54,418
antsy
adjective Date: 1838 1. restless, fidgety ; also impatient, eager 2. nervous, apprehensive
Antung
geographical name — see Dandong
Antwerp
or French Anvers or Flemish Antwerpen geographical name 1. province N Belgium area 1104 square miles (2870 square kilometers), population 1,605,167 2. city & port, its ...
Antwerpen
geographical name see Antwerp
Anubis
noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Anoubis, from Egyptian inpw Date: 1708 a jackal-headed god in Egyptian mythology who leads the dead to judgment
Anuradhapura
geographical name town N central Sri Lanka; an ancient capital of Ceylon population 37,000
anuran
noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek a- + oura tail — more at ass Date: 1900 any of an order (Anura) of amphibians comprising the frogs, toads, and tree frogs all of which ...
anuria
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1838 absence or defective excretion of urine • anuric adjective
anuric
adjective see anuria
anus
noun Etymology: Latin, ring, anus; perhaps akin to Old Irish ánne ring Date: 15th century the posterior opening of the alimentary canal
Anvers
geographical name see Antwerp
anvil
noun Etymology: Middle English anfilt, from Old English; akin to Old High German anafalz anvil; akin to Latin pellere to beat — more at felt Date: before 12th century 1. a ...
anxiety
noun (plural -eties) Etymology: Latin anxietas, from anxius Date: circa 1525 1. a. painful or apprehensive uneasiness of mind usually over an impending or anticipated ill ...
anxiolytic
noun Etymology: anxiety + -o- + -lytic Date: 1965 a drug that relieves anxiety • anxiolytic adjective
anxious
adjective Etymology: Latin anxius; akin to Latin angere to strangle, distress — more at anger Date: circa 1616 1. characterized by extreme uneasiness of mind or brooding ...
anxiously
adverb see anxious
anxiousness
noun see anxious
any
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English ǣnig; akin to Old High German einag any, Old English ān one — more at one Date: before 12th century 1. one or ...
Anyang
geographical name 1. city E China in N Henan population 480,668 2. city NW South Korea population 361,577
anybody
pronoun Date: 14th century any person ; anyone
anyhow
adverb Date: 1690 1. a. in any manner whatever b. in a haphazard manner 2. a. at any rate b. in any event
anymore
adverb Date: 14th century 1. any longer 2. at the present time ; now Usage: Although both anymore and any more are found in written use, in the 20th century anymore ...
anyone
pronoun Date: circa 1500 any person at all
anyplace
adverb Date: 1916 in any place ; anywhere
anything
I. pronoun Date: before 12th century any thing whatever ; any such thing II. adverb Date: before 12th century at all
anything like
phrasal in any way ; at all
anytime
adverb Date: 1926 at any time whatever
anyway
adverb Date: 13th century 1. anywise 2. in any case ; anyhow
anyways
adverb Date: 13th century 1. a. archaic anywise b. dialect to any degree at all 2. chiefly dialect anyhow, anyway
anywhere
I. adverb Date: 14th century 1. at, in, or to any place or point 2. to any extent ; at all
anywheres
adverb Date: 1775 chiefly dialect anywhere
anywise
adverb Date: 13th century in any way whatever ; at all
Anzac
noun Etymology: Australian and New Zealand Army Corps Date: 1915 a soldier from Australia or New Zealand
Anzio
geographical name city & port Italy SSE of Rome population 33,523
AO
abbreviation 1. account of 2. and others
Aomen
geographical name — see Macao
Aomori
geographical name city & port N Japan in NE Honshu on Mutsu Bay population 287,354
aor
abbreviation aorist
Aorangi
geographical name — see cook (Mount)
aorist
noun Etymology: Late Latin & Greek; Late Latin aoristos, from Greek, from aoristos undefined, from a + horistos definable, from horizein to define — more at horizon Date: ...
aoristic
adjective see aorist
aoristically
adverb see aorist
aorta
noun (plural -tas or aortae) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek aortē, from aeirein to lift Date: 1543 the great arterial trunk that carries blood from the heart to be ...
aortic
adjective see aorta
aortic arch
noun Date: 1868 one of the arterial branches in vertebrate embryos that exist in a series of pairs with one on each side of the embryo, connect the ventral arterial system ...
aortographic
adjective see aortography
aortography
noun Date: circa 1935 arteriography of the aorta • aortographic adjective
Aosta
geographical name 1. commune NW Italy in Piedmont at junction of Great & Little Saint Bernard passes capital of Valle d'Aosta population 36,339 2. — see Valle d'Aosta
aoudad
noun Etymology: French, from Berber audad Date: 1861 a wild bovine (Ammotragus lervia) of North Africa that is closely related to goats and sheep and has been introduced into ...
aoudad sheep
noun see aoudad
ap
abbreviation 1. apostle 2. apothecaries'
AP
abbreviation 1. additional premium 2. adjective phrase 3. airplane 4. American plan 5. antipersonnel 6. arithmetic progression 7. armor-piercing 8. Associated ...
ap-
I. — see ad- II. — see apo-
apace
adverb Etymology: Middle English, probably from Middle French à pas on step Date: 14th century 1. at a quick pace ; swiftly 2. abreast — used with of or with
Apache
noun (plural Apache or Apaches) Etymology: American Spanish, perhaps from Zuni ʔa•paču Navajo, Apachean Date: 1745 1. a member of a group of American Indian peoples of the ...
Apache Junction
geographical name city S central Arizona SE of Phoenix population 31,814
Apachean
adjective or noun see Apache

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