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astatine
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 ...
aster
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 ...
asteria
noun Etymology: Latin, a precious stone, from Greek, feminine of asterios starry, from aster-, astēr Date: 1903 a gemstone cut to show asterism
asteriated
adjective Etymology: Greek asterios Date: 1816 exhibiting asterism
asterisk
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, astarisc, from Late Latin asteriscus, from Greek asteriskos, literally, little star, diminutive of aster-, astēr Date: 14th century the ...
asteriskless
adjective see asterisk I
asterism
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 ...
astern
adverb or adjective Date: circa 1571 1. behind a ship 2. at or toward the stern of a ship 3. sternforemost, backward
asteroid
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
asteroidal
adjective see asteroid I
asthenia
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek astheneia, from asthenēs weak, from a- + sthenos strength Date: 1802 lack or loss of strength ; debility
asthenic
adjective Date: 1789 1. of, relating to, or exhibiting asthenia ; weak 2. ectomorphic 2
asthenosphere
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 ...
asthenospheric
adjective see asthenosphere
asthma
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 ...
asthmatic
adjective or noun see asthma
asthmatically
adverb see asthma
Asti
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 ...
astigmatic
adjective Etymology: a- + Greek stigmat-, stigma stigma Date: 1849 1. affected with, relating to, or correcting astigmatism 2. showing incapacity for observation or ...
astigmatism
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 ...
astilbe
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 ...
astir
adjective Date: 1765 1. exhibiting activity 2. being out of bed ; up
ASTM
abbreviation American Society for Testing Materials
Aston
biographical name Francis William 1877-1945 English physicist
astonied
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 ...
astonish
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- + ...
astonishing
adjective Date: 1593 causing astonishment ; surprising • astonishingly adverb
astonishingly
adverb see astonishing
astonishment
noun Date: 1566 1. a. the state of being astonished b. consternation c. amazement 2. something that astonishes ; a cause of amazement or wonder
Astor
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 ...
astound
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English astoned, from past participle of astonen Date: 14th century archaic overwhelmed with astonishment or amazement ; astounded II. ...
astounding
adjective Date: 1586 causing astonishment or amazement • astoundingly adverb
astoundingly
adverb see astounding
astr-
or astro- combining form Etymology: Latin astr-, astro-, from Greek, from astron — more at star star ; heavens ; outer space ; astronomical
astraddle
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
astragal
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 ...
astragalus
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. ...
astrakhan
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
Astrakhan
geographical name city Russia in Europe on the Volga at head of its delta population 512,000
astral
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 ...
astrally
adverb see astral
astray
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 ...
astride
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 ...
astringency
noun Date: 1601 the quality or state of being astringent
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 — ...
astringently
adverb see astringent I
astro-
combining form see astr-
astrobiologist
noun see astrobiology
astrobiology
noun Date: 1955 exobiology • astrobiologist noun
astrocyte
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1898 a large star-shaped cell of the glia • astrocytic adjective
astrocytic
adjective see astrocyte
astrocytoma
noun (plural -mas; also astrocytomata) Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1923 a nerve-tissue tumor composed of astrocytes
astrodome
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1941 a transparent dome in the upper surface of an airplane from within which the navigator makes celestial ...
astrol
abbreviation astrologer; astrology
astrolabe
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French & Medieval Latin; Anglo-French astrelabe, from Medieval Latin astrolabium, from Late Greek astrolabion, from Greek astrolabos, ...
astrologer
noun Date: 14th century a person who practices astrology
astrological
adjective see astrology
astrologically
adverb see astrology
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 ...
astrometric
adjective see astrometry
astrometry
noun Date: circa 1859 a branch of astronomy that deals with measurements (as of positions and movements) of celestial bodies • astrometric adjective
astron
abbreviation astronomer; astronomy
astronaut
noun Etymology: astr- + -naut (as in aeronaut) Date: 1929 a person who travels beyond the earth's atmosphere; also a trainee for spaceflight
astronautic
adjective see astronautics
astronautical
adjective see astronautics
astronautically
adverb see astronautics
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 • ...
astronomer
noun Date: 14th century a person who is skilled in astronomy or who makes observations of celestial phenomena
astronomic
adjective see astronomical
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)
astronomically
adverb see astronomical
astronomy
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 ...
astrophotograph
noun see astrophotography
astrophotographer
noun see astrophotography
astrophotography
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1858 photography involving astronomical objects and events • astrophotograph noun • astrophotographer noun
astrophysical
adjective see astrophysics
astrophysically
adverb see astrophysics
astrophysicist
noun see astrophysics
astrophysics
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1890 a branch of astronomy dealing especially with the behavior, ...
Astroturf
trademark — used for artificial turf
Asturian
adjective or noun see Asturias II
Asturias
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 ...
astute
adjective Etymology: Latin astutus, from astus craft Date: 1565 having or showing shrewdness and perspicacity ; also crafty, wily Synonyms: see shrewd • astutely ...
astutely
adverb see astute
astuteness
noun see astute
Astyanax
noun Etymology: Greek Date: 1567 a son of Hector and Andromache hurled by the Greeks from the walls of Troy
Asunción
geographical name city capital of Paraguay on Paraguay River at confluence with the Pilcomayo population 502,426
asunder
adverb or adjective Date: 14th century 1. into parts 2. apart from each other in position
Asurbanipal
biographical name see Ashurbanipal
ASV
abbreviation American Standard Version
ASW
abbreviation antisubmarine warfare
Aswân
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 ) ...
aswarm
adjective Date: 1830 filled to overflowing ; swarming
aswirl
adjective Date: 1877 being in a swirl ; swirling
aswoon
adjective Date: 14th century being in a swoon ; dazed
asylum
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 ...
asymmetric
adjective see asymmetrical
asymmetrical
or asymmetric adjective Etymology: Greek asymmetria lack of proportion, from asymmetros ill-proportioned, from a- + symmetros symmetrical Date: 1690 1. not symmetrical 2. ...
asymmetrically
adverb see asymmetrical
asymmetry
noun see asymmetrical
asymptomatic
adjective Date: 1856 presenting no symptoms of disease • asymptomatically adverb
asymptomatically
adverb see asymptomatic
asymptote
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 ...
asymptotic
adjective see asymptote
asymptotically
adverb see asymptote
asynapsis
noun (plural asynapses) Etymology: New Latin 2a- + synapsis Date: 1930 failure of pairing of homologous chromosomes in meiosis
asynchronism
noun see asynchrony
asynchronous
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 ...
asynchronously
adverb see asynchronous
asynchrony
or asynchronism noun Date: 1875 the quality or state of being asynchronous ; absence or lack of concurrence in time
asyndetic
adjective Date: circa 1864 marked by asyndeton • asyndetically adverb
asyndetically
adverb see asyndetic
asyndeton
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 ...
Asyût
geographical name city central Egypt on left bank of the Nile population 273,191
AT
abbreviation 1. air temperature 2. ampere-turn 3. automatic transmission
at
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
at-
— see ad-
at-home
adjective Date: 1951 1. intended or suitable for one's home 2. being or occurring at one's home
at-large
adjective Date: 1969 relating to or being a political representative who is elected to serve an entire area rather than one of its subdivisions
atabrine
noun Etymology: from Atabrine, a trademark Date: 1933 quinacrine
Atacama
geographical name — see Puna de Atacama
Atacama Desert
geographical name desert N Chile between Copiapó & Peru border
atactic
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary 2a- + -tactic Date: 1957 of, relating to, or being a polymer exhibiting no stereochemical regularity of structure ...
Atahuallpa
or Atahualpa biographical name circa 1502-1533 last Incan king of Peru
Atahualpa
biographical name see Atahuallpa
Atalanta
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 ...
ataman
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 ...
Atascadero
geographical name city W California population 26,411
Atatürk
biographical name Kemal 1881-1938 originally Mustafa; later surnamed Kemal Turkish general & statesman; president of Turkey (1923-38)
atavism
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 ...
atavistic
adjective see atavism
atavistically
adverb see atavism
ataxia
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 ...
ataxia-telangiectasia
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 ...
ataxic
adjective see ataxia
Atbara
geographical name river about 500 miles (805 kilometers) NE Africa rising in N Ethiopia & flowing through E Sudan into the Nile
ATC
abbreviation air traffic control
Atchafalaya
geographical name river 225 miles (362 kilometers) S Louisiana flowing S into Atchafalaya Bay (inlet of Gulf of Mexico)
ate
past of eat
Ate
noun Etymology: Greek Atē Date: 1583 a Greek goddess personifying foolhardy and ruinous impulse
atelectasis
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- + ...
atelier
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 ...
atemoya
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
atemporal
adjective Date: 1870 independent of or unaffected by time ; timeless
atenolol
noun Etymology: perhaps from antihypertensive + -olol (as in propranolol) Date: 1972 a beta blocker C14H22N2O3 used in the treatment of hypertension
ATF
abbreviation [Bureau of] Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms
Athabasca
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)
Athabascan
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) ...
Athabaska
geographical name see Athabasca
Athabaskan
noun see Athabascan
Athanasian
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
Athanasius
biographical name Saint circa 293-373 Greek (Egyptian-born) church father
Athapascan
noun see Athabascan
Athapaskan
noun see Athabascan
atheism
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 ...
atheist
noun Date: 1551 one who believes that there is no deity • atheistic or atheistical adjective • atheistically adverb
atheistic
adjective see atheist
atheistical
adjective see atheist
atheistically
adverb see atheist
atheling
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 ...
Athelstan
biographical name died 939 Anglo-Saxon ruler
Athena
or Athene noun Etymology: Latin Athena, from Greek Athēnē Date: 14th century the Greek goddess of wisdom — compare Minerva
Athenae
geographical name see Athens 2
athenaeum
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 ...
Athene
noun see Athena
atheneum
noun see athenaeum
Athenian
adjective or noun see Athens
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 ...
atheoretical
adjective Date: 1969 not based on or concerned with theory
athero-
combining form Etymology: Greek athēra atheroma
atherogenesis
noun Date: 1953 the formation of atheroma
atherogenic
adjective Date: 1954 relating to or causing atherogenesis
atheroma
noun (plural -mas; also atheromata) Etymology: New Latin atheromat-, atheroma, from Latin, a tumor containing matter resembling gruel, from Greek athērōma, from athēra gruel ...
atheromatous
adjective see atheroma
atherosclerosis
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1910 an arteriosclerosis characterized by atheromatous deposits in and fibrosis of the inner layer of the arteries • atherosclerotic ...
atherosclerotic
adjective see atherosclerosis
Atherton
biographical name Gertrude Franklin 1857-1948 American novelist
Athínai
geographical name see Athens 2
athirst
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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