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noun Etymology: Greek astatos unsteady, from a- + statos standing, from histanai to cause to stand — more at stand Date: 1947 a radioactive halogen element discovered by ...
noun Date: 1664 1. [New Latin, from Latin, aster, from Greek aster-, astēr star, aster — more at star] a. any of various chiefly fall-blooming leafy-stemmed composite ...
aster yellows
noun plural Date: 1922 a widespread disease affecting more than 40 families of plants, characterized especially by yellowing and stunting, and caused by a phytoplasma ...
noun Etymology: Latin, a precious stone, from Greek, feminine of asterios starry, from aster-, astēr Date: 1903 a gemstone cut to show asterism
adjective Etymology: Greek asterios Date: 1816 exhibiting asterism
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, astarisc, from Late Latin asteriscus, from Greek asteriskos, literally, little star, diminutive of aster-, astēr Date: 14th century the ...
adjective see asterisk I
noun Etymology: Greek asterismos, from asterizein to arrange in constellations, from aster-, astēr Date: 1598 1. a. constellation b. a small group of stars 2. a ...
adverb or adjective Date: circa 1571 1. behind a ship 2. at or toward the stern of a ship 3. sternforemost, backward
I. noun Etymology: Greek asteroeidēs starlike, from aster-, astēr Date: 1802 1. any of the small rocky celestial bodies found especially between the orbits of Mars and ...
asteroid belt
noun Date: 1952 the region of interplanetary space between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter in which most asteroids are found
adjective see asteroid I
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek astheneia, from asthenēs weak, from a- + sthenos strength Date: 1802 lack or loss of strength ; debility
adjective Date: 1789 1. of, relating to, or exhibiting asthenia ; weak 2. ectomorphic 2
noun Etymology: Greek asthenēs weak + English -o- + sphere Date: 1914 a zone of a celestial body (as the earth) which lies beneath the lithosphere and within which the ...
adjective see asthenosphere
noun Etymology: Middle English asma, from Medieval Latin, modification of Greek asthma Date: 14th century a chronic lung disorder that is marked by recurring episodes of ...
adjective or noun see asthma
adverb see asthma
geographical name commune NW Italy W of Alessandria population 74,649
Asti Spumante
noun Etymology: Italian, from Asti, Italy + Italian spumante effervescent, literally, foaming Date: 1908 a sweet sparkling white wine made in and around the village of Asti ...
adjective Etymology: a- + Greek stigmat-, stigma stigma Date: 1849 1. affected with, relating to, or correcting astigmatism 2. showing incapacity for observation or ...
noun Date: 1846 1. a defect of an optical system (as a lens) causing rays from a point to fail to meet in a focal point resulting in a blurred and imperfect image 2. a defect ...
noun Etymology: New Latin, from 2a- + Greek stilbē, feminine of stilbos sparkling Date: 1843 any of a genus (Astilbe) of chiefly Asian perennials of the saxifrage family that ...
adjective Date: 1765 1. exhibiting activity 2. being out of bed ; up
abbreviation American Society for Testing Materials
biographical name Francis William 1877-1945 English physicist
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from past participle of astonien Date: 14th century 1. archaic deprived briefly of the power to act ; dazed 2. archaic filled with ...
transitive verb Etymology: probably from earlier astony (from Middle English astonen, astonien, from Anglo-French estoner to stun, from Vulgar Latin *extonare, from Latin ex- + ...
adjective Date: 1593 causing astonishment ; surprising • astonishingly adverb
adverb see astonishing
noun Date: 1566 1. a. the state of being astonished b. consternation c. amazement 2. something that astonishes ; a cause of amazement or wonder
I. biographical name John Jacob 1763-1848 American (German-born) fur trader & capitalist II. biographical name Nancy Witcher 1879-1964 Viscountess Astor 1st woman member of ...
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English astoned, from past participle of astonen Date: 14th century archaic overwhelmed with astonishment or amazement ; astounded II. ...
adjective Date: 1586 causing astonishment or amazement • astoundingly adverb
adverb see astounding
or astro- combining form Etymology: Latin astr-, astro-, from Greek, from astron — more at star star ; heavens ; outer space ; astronomical
I. adverb Date: 1697 on or above and extending onto both sides ; astride II. preposition Date: 1935 with one leg on each side of ; astride
noun Etymology: Latin astragalus, from Greek astragalos neck vertebra, molding; akin to Greek astakos lobster, osteon bone — more at osseous Date: 1563 1. a narrow ...
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, from Greek astragalos neck vertebra, ankle joint, milk vetch (from the vertebra-like appearance of the flower clusters) Date: 1541 1. ...
noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Astrakhan, Russia Date: 1766 1. karakul of Russian origin 2. a cloth with a usually wool, curled, and looped pile resembling karakul
geographical name city Russia in Europe on the Volga at head of its delta population 512,000
adjective Etymology: Late Latin astralis, from Latin astrum star, from Greek astron Date: 1605 1. of, relating to, or coming from the stars 2. of or relating to a mitotic ...
adverb see astral
adverb or adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French estraié wandering, from estraier to stray — more at stray Date: 14th century 1. off the right path or ...
I. adverb Date: 1610 1. with one leg on each side ; astride a horse 2. with the legs stretched wide apart II. preposition Date: 1653 1. on or above and with one leg ...
noun Date: 1601 the quality or state of being astringent
I. adjective Etymology: probably from Middle French, from Latin astringent-, astringens, present participle of astringere to bind fast, from ad- + stringere to bind tight — ...
adverb see astringent I
combining form see astr-
noun see astrobiology
noun Date: 1955 exobiology • astrobiologist noun
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1898 a large star-shaped cell of the glia • astrocytic adjective
adjective see astrocyte
noun (plural -mas; also astrocytomata) Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1923 a nerve-tissue tumor composed of astrocytes
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1941 a transparent dome in the upper surface of an airplane from within which the navigator makes celestial ...
abbreviation astrologer; astrology
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French & Medieval Latin; Anglo-French astrelabe, from Medieval Latin astrolabium, from Late Greek astrolabion, from Greek astrolabos, ...
noun Date: 14th century a person who practices astrology
adjective see astrology
adverb see astrology
noun Etymology: Middle English astrologie, from Middle French, from Latin astrologia, from Greek, from astr- + -logia -logy Date: 14th century 1. archaic astronomy 2. the ...
adjective see astrometry
noun Date: circa 1859 a branch of astronomy that deals with measurements (as of positions and movements) of celestial bodies • astrometric adjective
abbreviation astronomer; astronomy
noun Etymology: astr- + -naut (as in aeronaut) Date: 1929 a person who travels beyond the earth's atmosphere; also a trainee for spaceflight
adjective see astronautics
adjective see astronautics
adverb see astronautics
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: 1928 the science of the construction and operation of vehicles for travel in space beyond the earth's atmosphere • ...
noun Date: 14th century a person who is skilled in astronomy or who makes observations of celestial phenomena
adjective see astronomical
also astronomic adjective Date: 1556 1. of or relating to astronomy 2. enormously or inconceivably large or great • astronomically adverb
astronomical unit
noun Date: 1903 a unit of length used in astronomy equal to the mean distance of the earth from the sun or about 93 million miles (150 million kilometers)
adverb see astronomical
noun (plural -mies) Etymology: Middle English astronomie, from Anglo-French, from Latin astronomia, from Greek, from astr- + -nomia -nomy Date: 13th century the study of ...
noun see astrophotography
noun see astrophotography
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1858 photography involving astronomical objects and events • astrophotograph noun • astrophotographer noun
adjective see astrophysics
adverb see astrophysics
noun see astrophysics
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1890 a branch of astronomy dealing especially with the behavior, ...
trademark — used for artificial turf
adjective or noun see Asturias II
I. biographical name Miguel Ángel 1899-1974 Guatemalan author II. geographical name 1. region & old kingdom NW Spain on Bay of Biscay 2. province NW Spain area 4079 square ...
adjective Etymology: Latin astutus, from astus craft Date: 1565 having or showing shrewdness and perspicacity ; also crafty, wily Synonyms: see shrewd • astutely ...
adverb see astute
noun see astute
noun Etymology: Greek Date: 1567 a son of Hector and Andromache hurled by the Greeks from the walls of Troy
geographical name city capital of Paraguay on Paraguay River at confluence with the Pilcomayo population 502,426
adverb or adjective Date: 14th century 1. into parts 2. apart from each other in position
biographical name see Ashurbanipal
abbreviation American Standard Version
abbreviation antisubmarine warfare
or ancient Syene geographical name city S Egypt on right bank of the Nile near site of dam built 1898-1902 & of Aswân High Dam (completed 1970 to form Lake Nasser ) ...
adjective Date: 1830 filled to overflowing ; swarming
adjective Date: 1877 being in a swirl ; swirling
adjective Date: 14th century being in a swoon ; dazed
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin, from Greek asylon, neuter of asylos inviolable, from a- + sylon right of seizure Date: 15th century 1. an inviolable place of ...
adjective see asymmetrical
or asymmetric adjective Etymology: Greek asymmetria lack of proportion, from asymmetros ill-proportioned, from a- + symmetros symmetrical Date: 1690 1. not symmetrical 2. ...
adverb see asymmetrical
noun see asymmetrical
adjective Date: 1856 presenting no symptoms of disease • asymptomatically adverb
adverb see asymptomatic
noun Etymology: probably from New Latin *asymptotus, from Greek asymptōtos not meeting, from a- + sympiptein to meet — more at symptom Date: 1656 a straight line associated ...
adjective see asymptote
adverb see asymptote
noun (plural asynapses) Etymology: New Latin 2a- + synapsis Date: 1930 failure of pairing of homologous chromosomes in meiosis
noun see asynchrony
adjective Date: 1748 1. not synchronous 2. of, used in, or being digital communication (as between computers) in which there is no timing requirement for transmission and ...
adverb see asynchronous
or asynchronism noun Date: 1875 the quality or state of being asynchronous ; absence or lack of concurrence in time
adjective Date: circa 1864 marked by asyndeton • asyndetically adverb
adverb see asyndetic
noun (plural -tons or asyndeta) Etymology: Late Latin, from Greek, from neuter of asyndetos unconnected, from a- + syndetos bound together, from syndein to bind together, from ...
geographical name city central Egypt on left bank of the Nile population 273,191
abbreviation 1. air temperature 2. ampere-turn 3. automatic transmission
I. preposition Etymology: Middle English, from Old English æt; akin to Old High German az at, Latin ad Date: before 12th century 1. — used as a function word to indicate ...
at a loss
phrasal 1. uncertain as to how to proceed 2. unable to produce what is needed
at a stroke
phrasal all at once
at a venture
phrasal at random
at all
adverb Date: 14th century in any way or respect ; to the least extent or degree ; under any circumstances
at all costs
phrasal regardless of the cost or consequences
at all events
phrasal in any case
at anchor
phrasal being anchored
at any rate
phrasal in any case ; anyway
at bat
noun Date: 1941 an official turn at batting charged to a baseball player except when the player walks, sacrifices, is hit by a pitched ball, or is interfered with by the ...
at best
phrasal under the most favorable circumstances
at bottom
phrasal really, basically
at call
or on call phrasal 1. a. available for use ; at the service of b. ready to respond to a summons or command 2. subject to demand for payment or return without ...
at cost
phrasal for the price of production
at daggers drawn
phrasal in a state of open hostility or conflict
at death's door
phrasal close to death ; critically ill
at each other's throats
phrasal in open and aggressive conflict
at ease
phrasal 1. free from pain or discomfort 2. a. free from restraint or formality b. standing silently (as in a military formation) with the feet apart, the right foot in ...
at every turn
phrasal on every occasion ; continually
at fault
phrasal 1. unable to find the scent and continue chase 2. open to blame ; responsible
at first
phrasal at the beginning ; initially
at first glance
phrasal on first consideration
at full throttle
phrasal at full speed
at gunpoint
phrasal under a threat of death by being shot
at hand
phrasal 1. near in time or place ; within reach 2. currently receiving or deserving attention
at hazard
phrasal at stake
at heart
phrasal in essence ; basically, essentially
at home
I. noun Date: 1745 a reception given at one's home II. phrasal 1. relaxed and comfortable ; at ease 2. in harmony with the surroundings 3. on familiar ground ; ...
at issue
phrasal 1. in a state of controversy ; in disagreement 2. (also in issue) under discussion or in dispute
at knifepoint
phrasal under a threat of being knifed
at large
phrasal 1. a. free of restraint or confinement b. without a specific subject or assignment 2. at length 3. in a general way 4. as a whole 5. as the ...
at last
or at long last phrasal at the end of a period of time ; finally
at law
phrasal under or within the provisions of the law
at least
phrasal 1. at the minimum 2. in any case
at leisure
or at one's leisure phrasal in one's leisure time ; at one's convenience
at length
phrasal 1. fully, comprehensively 2. at last ; finally
at liberty
phrasal 1. free 2. at leisure ; unoccupied
at loggerheads
phrasal in or into a state of quarrelsome disagreement
at long last
phrasal see at last
at love
phrasal holding one's opponent scoreless in tennis
at most
or at the most phrasal as an extreme limit
at no
abbreviation atomic number
at once
phrasal 1. at the same time ; simultaneously 2. immediately 3. both II
at one
phrasal at harmony ; in a state of agreement
at one's beck and call
phrasal ready to obey one's command immediately
at one's door
phrasal as a charge against one as being responsible
at one's elbow
phrasal at one's side
at one's feet
phrasal under one's spell or influence
at one's fingertips
phrasal instantly or readily available
at one's leisure
phrasal see at leisure
at one's wit's end
or at one's wits' end phrasal at a loss for a means of solving a problem
at one's wits' end
phrasal see at one's wit's end
at peace
phrasal in a state of concord or tranquillity
at present
phrasal at or during this time ; now
at random
phrasal without definite aim, direction, rule, or method
at rest
phrasal 1. resting or reposing especially in sleep or death 2. quiescent, motionless 3. free of anxieties
at retail
phrasal 1. at a retailer's price 2. retail IV
at risk
phrasal in a state or condition marked by a high level of risk or susceptibility
at sea
phrasal 1. on the sea; specifically on a sea voyage 2. lost, bewildered
at sign
noun Date: 1982 the symbol @ especially when used as part of an Internet user's e-mail address
at sixes and sevens
phrasal in a state of disorder
at speed
phrasal chiefly British fast, rapidly
at stake
phrasal at issue ; in jeopardy
at stud
phrasal for breeding as a stud
at swords' points
phrasal mutually antagonistic ; ready to fight
at that
phrasal 1. in spite of what has been said or implied 2. in addition ; besides II
at the drop of a hat
phrasal as soon as the slightest provocation is given ; immediately
at the hand of
phrasal see at the hands of
at the hands of
also at the hand of phrasal by or through the action of
at the mercy of
phrasal wholly in the power of ; with no way to protect oneself against
at the most
phrasal see at most
at the ready
phrasal ready for immediate use
at the same time
phrasal nevertheless, yet
at the seams
phrasal entirely, completely
at times
phrasal at intervals ; occasionally
at variance
phrasal not in harmony or agreement
at will
phrasal as one wishes ; as or when it pleases or suits oneself
at work
phrasal 1. engaged in working ; busy; especially engaged in one's regular occupation 2. having effect ; operating, functioning
at worst
phrasal under the worst circumstances
at wt
abbreviation atomic weight
— see ad-
adjective Date: 1951 1. intended or suitable for one's home 2. being or occurring at one's home
adjective Date: 1969 relating to or being a political representative who is elected to serve an entire area rather than one of its subdivisions
noun Etymology: from Atabrine, a trademark Date: 1933 quinacrine
geographical name — see Puna de Atacama
Atacama Desert
geographical name desert N Chile between Copiapó & Peru border
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary 2a- + -tactic Date: 1957 of, relating to, or being a polymer exhibiting no stereochemical regularity of structure ...
or Atahualpa biographical name circa 1502-1533 last Incan king of Peru
biographical name see Atahuallpa
noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Atalantē Date: 14th century a fleet-footed huntress in Greek mythology who challenges her suitors to a race and is defeated by Hippomenes ...
noun Etymology: Russian Date: 1835 hetman
atamasco lily
noun Etymology: Virginia Algonquian attamusco Date: 1743 any of a genus (Zephyranthes) of American bulbous herbs of the amaryllis family with pink, white, or yellowish ...
geographical name city W California population 26,411
biographical name Kemal 1881-1938 originally Mustafa; later surnamed Kemal Turkish general & statesman; president of Turkey (1923-38)
noun Etymology: French atavisme, from Latin atavus ancestor, from at- (probably akin to atta daddy) + avus grandfather — more at uncle Date: 1833 1. a. recurrence in an ...
adjective see atavism
adverb see atavism
noun Etymology: Greek, from a- + tassein to put in order Date: 1670 an inability to coordinate voluntary muscular movements that is symptomatic of some central nervous system ...
noun Date: 1961 an inherited systemic disorder marked especially by progressive pathological changes in the nervous system resulting in loss of motor coordination and by ...
adjective see ataxia
geographical name river about 500 miles (805 kilometers) NE Africa rising in N Ethiopia & flowing through E Sudan into the Nile
abbreviation air traffic control
geographical name river 225 miles (362 kilometers) S Louisiana flowing S into Atchafalaya Bay (inlet of Gulf of Mexico)
past of eat
noun Etymology: Greek Atē Date: 1583 a Greek goddess personifying foolhardy and ruinous impulse
noun (plural atelectases) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek atelēs incomplete, defective (from a- 2a- + telos end) + ektasis extension, from ekteinein to stretch out, from ex- + ...
noun Etymology: French, from Middle French astelier woodpile, from astele splinter, from Late Latin astella, diminutive of Latin astula Date: 1699 1. an artist's or ...
noun Etymology: ates sweetsop (from Tagalog) + cherimoya Date: 1914 a white-pulped tropical fruit of a tree that is a hybrid of the sweetsop and the cherimoya
adjective Date: 1870 independent of or unaffected by time ; timeless
noun Etymology: perhaps from antihypertensive + -olol (as in propranolol) Date: 1972 a beta blocker C14H22N2O3 used in the treatment of hypertension
abbreviation [Bureau of] Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms
or Athabaska geographical name river 765 miles (1231 kilometers) Canada in Alberta flowing NE & N into Lake Athabasca
Athabasca, Lake
geographical name lake Canada on Alberta-Saskatchewan boundary area 3058 square miles (7951 square kilometers)
or Athabaskan; also Athapaskan or Athapascan noun Etymology: Athabasca, a Cree band, from Cree dialect aδapaska•w, name for the area east of Lake Athabasca, literally, (where) ...
geographical name see Athabasca
noun see Athabascan
adjective Date: 1586 of or relating to Athanasius or his advocacy of the homoousian doctrine against Arianism
Athanasian Creed
noun Date: 1586 a Christian creed originating in Europe about A.D. 400 and relating especially to the Trinity and Incarnation
biographical name Saint circa 293-373 Greek (Egyptian-born) church father
noun see Athabascan
noun see Athabascan
noun Etymology: Middle French athéisme, from athée atheist, from Greek atheos godless, from a- + theos god Date: 1546 1. archaic ungodliness, wickedness 2. a. a ...
noun Date: 1551 one who believes that there is no deity • atheistic or atheistical adjective • atheistically adverb
adjective see atheist
adjective see atheist
adverb see atheist
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English ætheling, from æthelu nobility, akin to Old High German adal nobility Date: before 12th century an Anglo-Saxon prince or ...
biographical name died 939 Anglo-Saxon ruler
or Athene noun Etymology: Latin Athena, from Greek Athēnē Date: 14th century the Greek goddess of wisdom — compare Minerva
geographical name see Athens 2
or atheneum noun Etymology: Latin Athenaeum, a school in ancient Rome for the study of arts, from Greek Athēnaion, a temple of Athena, from Athēnē Date: 1799 1. a building ...
noun see Athena
noun see athenaeum
adjective or noun see Athens
geographical name 1. city NE Georgia coextensive with Clarke county population 101,489 2. (or Greek Athínai) (or ancient Athenae) city capital of Greece near Saronic Gulf ...
adjective Date: 1969 not based on or concerned with theory
combining form Etymology: Greek athēra atheroma
noun Date: 1953 the formation of atheroma
adjective Date: 1954 relating to or causing atherogenesis
noun (plural -mas; also atheromata) Etymology: New Latin atheromat-, atheroma, from Latin, a tumor containing matter resembling gruel, from Greek athērōma, from athēra gruel ...
adjective see atheroma
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1910 an arteriosclerosis characterized by atheromatous deposits in and fibrosis of the inner layer of the arteries • atherosclerotic ...
adjective see atherosclerosis
biographical name Gertrude Franklin 1857-1948 American novelist
geographical name see Athens 2
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English ofthyrst, past participle of ofthyrstan to suffer from thirst, from of off, from + thyrstan to thirst — more at of ...

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