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athlete
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin athleta, from Greek athlētēs, from athlein to contend for a prize, from athlon prize, contest Date: 15th century a person who is ...
athlete's foot
noun Date: 1928 ringworm of the feet
athletic
adjective Date: 1636 1. of or relating to athletes or athletics 2. characteristic of an athlete; especially vigorous, active 3. mesomorphic 4. used by athletes • ...
athletic supporter
noun Date: 1927 a supporter for the genitals worn by men participating in sports or strenuous activities
athletically
adverb see athletic
athleticism
noun see athletic
athletics
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: 1749 1. exercises, sports, or games engaged in by athletes 2. the practice or principles of athletic activities
Athos, Mount
geographical name mountain NE Greece at E end of Acte Peninsula; site of a number of monasteries
athwart
I. preposition Date: 15th century 1. across 2. in opposition to II. adverb Date: circa 1500 1. across especially in an oblique direction 2. in opposition to the right ...
athwartship
adjective Date: 1775 being across the ship from side to side
athwartships
adverb Date: 1718 across the ship from side to side
atilt
adverb or adjective Date: 1562 1. in a tilted position 2. with lance in hand
atingle
adjective Date: 1855 tingling especially with excitement
Atitlán
geographical name lake 12 miles (19 kilometers) long SW Guatemala at 4700 feet (1432 meters) altitude occupying a crater 1000 feet (305 meters) deep N of Atitlán Volcano
Atka
geographical name island SW Alaska in Andreanof group
Atka mackerel
noun Etymology: Atka Island, Alaska Date: 1888 a greenling (Pleurogrammus monopterygius) that is a food fish found in Alaska and adjacent regions
Atl
abbreviation Atlantic
Atlanta
geographical name city NW central Georgia, its capital population 416,474 • Atlantan adjective or noun
Atlantan
adjective or noun see Atlanta
Atlantean
I. adjective Date: 1667 of, relating to, or resembling Atlas ; strong II. adjective Date: circa 1828 of or relating to Atlantis
Atlantic
adjective Date: 1594 1. a. of, relating to, or found in, on, or near the Atlantic Ocean b. of, relating to, or found on or near the east coast of the United States 2. ...
Atlantic City
geographical name city SE New Jersey on Atlantic coast population 40,517
Atlantic croaker
noun Date: circa 1949 a small croaker (Micropogonias undulatus) of the Gulf coast and the Atlantic coast
Atlantic Ocean
geographical name ocean separating North & South America from Europe & Africa area 31,814,640 square miles (82,399,918 square kilometers), often divided into North Atlantic ...
Atlantic Provinces
geographical name the four Canadian provinces of Newfoundland & Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, & Prince Edward Island — see Maritime Provinces
Atlantic puffin
noun Date: 1931 a small black-and-white puffin (Fratercula arctica) of the northern coastal parts of the North Atlantic Ocean that has a triangular bill with a broad red or ...
Atlantic salmon
noun Date: 1884 salmon 1a
Atlantic time
noun Date: 1880 the time of the fourth time zone west of Greenwich that includes the Canadian Maritime Provinces, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands
Atlantic white cedar
noun Date: 1948 white cedar 1
Atlanticism
noun Date: 1950 a policy of military cooperation between European powers and the United States • Atlanticist noun
Atlanticist
noun see Atlanticism
Atlantis
noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek, from Atlas Date: 1602 a fabled island in the Atlantic that according to legend sank beneath the sea
atlas
noun Etymology: Latin Atlant-, Atlas, from Greek Date: 1513 1. capitalized a Titan who for his part in the Titans' revolt against the gods is forced by Zeus to support the ...
Atlas Mountains
geographical name mountains NW Africa extending from SW Morocco to NE Tunisia; its highest peaks are in the Grand, or High, Atlas in SW central Morocco — see toubkal ...
atlatl
noun Etymology: Nahuatl ahtlatl Date: 1871 a device for throwing a spear or dart that consists of a rod or board with a projection (as a hook or thong) at the rear end to ...
Atli
noun Etymology: Old Norse Date: 1876 a king of the Huns figuring in Germanic legend and corresponding to the historical Attila
atm
abbreviation atmosphere; atmospheric
ATM
I. noun Date: 1976 a computerized electronic machine that performs basic banking functions (as handling check deposits or issuing cash withdrawals) — called also automated ...
atman
noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Sanskrit ātman, literally, breath, soul; akin to Old English ǣthm breath Date: 1785 1. Hinduism the innermost essence of each ...
atmosphere
noun Etymology: New Latin atmosphaera, from Greek atmos vapor + Latin sphaera sphere Date: 1677 1. a. the gaseous envelope of a celestial body (as a planet) b. the whole ...
atmosphered
adjective see atmosphere
atmospheric
adjective Date: circa 1735 1. a. of, relating to, or occurring in the atmosphere b. resembling the atmosphere ; airy 2. having, marked by, or contributing aesthetic ...
atmospherically
adverb see atmospheric
atmospherics
noun plural Date: 1905 1. audible disturbances produced in radio receiving apparatus by atmospheric electrical phenomena (as lightning); also the electrical phenomena causing ...
atoll
noun Etymology: Divehi (Indo-Aryan language of the Maldive Islands) atolu Date: 1625 a coral island consisting of a reef surrounding a lagoon
atom
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin atomus, from Greek atomos, from atomos indivisible, from a- + temnein to cut Date: 15th century 1. one of the minute indivisible ...
atom bomb
noun see atomic bomb
atom smasher
noun Date: 1937 accelerator d
atomic
adjective Date: 1678 1. a. of, relating to, or concerned with atoms b. nuclear 2 2. a. marked by acceptance of the theory of atomism b. atomistic 2 3. ...
atomic bomb
noun Date: 1917 1. a bomb whose violent explosive power is due to the sudden release of energy resulting from the splitting of nuclei of a heavy chemical element (as plutonium ...
atomic clock
noun Date: 1938 a precision clock that depends for its operation on an electrical oscillator regulated by the natural vibration frequencies of an atomic system (as a beam of ...
atomic mass
noun Date: 1874 the mass of an atom usually expressed in atomic mass units; also atomic weight
atomic mass unit
noun Date: circa 1942 a unit of mass for expressing masses of atoms, molecules, or nuclear particles equal to 1/12 the mass of a single atom of the most abundant carbon isotope ...
atomic number
noun Date: 1821 an experimentally determined number characteristic of a chemical element that represents the number of protons in the nucleus which in a neutral atom equals the ...
atomic pile
noun see atomic reactor
atomic reactor
or atomic pile noun Date: 1945 reactor 3b
atomic theory
noun Date: 1814 1. a theory of the nature of matter: all material substances are composed of minute particles or atoms of a comparatively small number of kinds and all the ...
atomic weight
noun Date: 1820 the mass of one atom of an element; specifically the average mass of an atom of an element as it occurs in nature that is expressed in atomic mass units — ...
atomically
adverb see atomic
atomise
British variant of atomize
atomiser
British variant of atomizer
atomism
noun Date: 1678 1. a doctrine that the physical or physical and mental universe is composed of simple indivisible minute particles 2. individualism 1 • atomist noun
atomist
noun see atomism
atomistic
adjective Date: 1809 1. of or relating to atoms or atomism 2. composed of many simple elements; also characterized by or resulting from division into unconnected or ...
atomistically
adverb see atomistic
atomization
noun see atomize
atomize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1845 1. to treat as made up of many discrete units 2. to reduce to minute particles or to a fine spray 3. divide, fragment ; also ...
atomizer
noun Date: 1865 an instrument for atomizing usually a perfume, disinfectant, or medicament
atomy
noun (plural -mies) Etymology: irregular from Latin atomi, plural of atomus atom Date: 1591 a tiny particle ; atom, mite
atonal
adjective Etymology: 2a- + tonal Date: 1922 marked by avoidance of traditional musical tonality; especially organized without reference to key or tonal center and using the ...
atonalism
noun see atonal
atonalist
noun see atonal
atonality
noun see atonal
atonally
adverb see atonal
atone
verb (atoned; atoning) Etymology: Middle English, to become reconciled, from at on in harmony, from at + on one Date: 1574 transitive verb 1. obsolete reconcile 2. to ...
atonement
noun Date: 1513 1. obsolete reconciliation 2. the reconciliation of God and mankind through the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ 3. reparation for an offense or injury ; ...
atonic
adjective Date: 1792 1. characterized by atony 2. uttered without accent or stress
atony
noun Etymology: Late Latin atonia, from Greek, from atonos without tone, from a- + tonos tone Date: 1693 lack of physiological tone especially of a contractile organ
atop
I. adverb or adjective Date: 1650 on, to, or at the top II. preposition Date: 1655 on top of
atopic
adjective see atopy
atopy
noun Etymology: Greek atopia uncommonness, from atopos out of the way, uncommon, from a- + topos place Date: 1923 a probably hereditary allergy characterized by symptoms (as ...
ATP
noun Etymology: adenosine triphosphate Date: 1939 a phosphorylated nucleotide C10H16N5O13P3 composed of adenosine and three phosphate groups that supplies energy for many ...
ATPase
noun Date: 1946 an enzyme that hydrolyzes ATP; especially one that hydrolyzes ATP to ADP and inorganic phosphate
atrabilious
adjective Etymology: Latin atra bilis black bile Date: 1651 1. given to or marked by melancholy ; gloomy 2. ill-natured, peevish • atrabiliousness noun
atrabiliousness
noun see atrabilious
Atrak
geographical name see Atrek
atrazine
noun Etymology: perhaps from amino + triazine Date: 1962 a photosynthesis-inhibiting persistent herbicide C8H14ClN5 used especially to kill annual weeds and quack grass
Atrek
or Atrak geographical name river 300 miles (483 kilometers) NE Iran flowing into the Caspian Sea on Turkmenistan border
atremble
adjective Date: 1862 shaking involuntarily ; trembling
atresia
noun Etymology: New Latin, from 2a- + Greek trēsis perforation, from tetrainein to pierce — more at throw Date: circa 1807 1. absence or closure of a natural passage of the ...
Atreus
noun Etymology: Greek Date: 15th century a king of Mycenae and father of Agamemnon and Menelaus
atrial
adjective see atrium
atrial natriuretic factor
noun see atrial natriuretic peptide
atrial natriuretic peptide
noun Date: 1984 a peptide hormone secreted by the cardiac atria that in pharmacological doses promotes salt and water excretion and lowers blood pressure — called also atrial ...
atrioventricular
adjective Etymology: New Latin atrium + English ventricular Date: circa 1860 of, relating to, or located between an atrium and ventricle of the heart
atrioventricular node
noun Date: circa 1934 a small mass of tissue in the right atrioventricular region of higher vertebrates through which impulses from the sinoatrial node are passed to the ...
atrip
adjective Date: 1796 of an anchor aweigh
atrium
noun (plural atria; also atriums) Etymology: Latin Date: 1577 1. the central room of a Roman house 2. plural usually atriums a. a rectangular open patio around which a ...
atrocious
adjective Etymology: Latin atroc-, atrox gloomy, atrocious, from atr-, ater black + -oc-, -ox (akin to Greek ōps eye) — more at eye Date: 1658 1. extremely wicked, brutal, ...
atrociously
adverb see atrocious
atrociousness
noun see atrocious
atrocity
noun (plural -ties) Date: 1534 1. the quality or state of being atrocious 2. an atrocious act, object, or situation
Atropatene
geographical name — see Azerbaijan 1
atrophic
adjective see atrophy
atrophy
noun (plural -phies) Etymology: Late Latin atrophia, from Greek, from atrophos ill fed, from a- + trephein to nourish Date: 1601 1. decrease in size or wasting away of a body ...
atropine
noun Etymology: German Atropin, from New Latin Atropa, genus name of belladonna, from Greek Atropos, one of the three Fates Date: 1836 a racemic mixture of hyoscyamine ...
att
I. variant of at II. abbreviation 1. attached 2. attention 3. attorney
attaboy
interjection Etymology: probably alteration of that's the boy Date: 1909 — used to express encouragement, approval, or admiration
attach
verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French attacher, alteration of Old French estachier, from estache stake, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English staca stake Date: ...
attachable
adjective see attach
attaché
noun Etymology: French, past participle of attacher Date: 1826 1. a technical expert on a country's diplomatic staff at a foreign capital 2. attache case
attaché case
noun Date: 1904 1. a small thin suitcase used especially for carrying business papers 2. briefcase
attached
adjective Date: 1854 permanently fixed when adult
attachment
noun Date: 14th century 1. a seizure by legal process; also the writ or precept commanding such seizure 2. a. the state of being personally attached ; fidelity b. ...
attack
I. verb Etymology: Middle French attaquer, from Old Italian *estaccare to attach, from stacca stake, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English staca Date: 1562 transitive verb ...
attack dog
noun Date: 1970 1. a dog trained to attack on command or on sight 2. a person noted for harsh, personal, and usually public verbal attacks against others
attacker
noun see attack I
attackman
noun Date: 1940 a player (as in lacrosse) assigned to an offensive zone or position
attain
verb Etymology: Middle English atteynen, from Anglo-French ateign-, stem of ateindre to reach, accomplish, convict, from Vulgar Latin *attangere, alteration of Latin attingere, ...
attainability
noun see attain
attainable
adjective see attain
attainder
noun Etymology: Middle English attaynder, from Anglo-French ateindre conviction, from infinitive of ateindre Date: 15th century 1. extinction of the civil rights and ...
attainment
noun Date: 1549 1. the act of attaining ; the condition of being attained 2. something attained ; accomplishment
attaint
I. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English attaynten, from Anglo-French ateint, past participle of ateindre Date: 14th century 1. to affect by attainder 2. a. infect, ...
attar
also otto noun Etymology: Persian ‘aṭir perfumed, from Arabic, from ‘iṭr perfume Date: 1798 a fragrant essential oil (as from rose petals); also fragrance
Attawapiskat
geographical name river 465 miles (748 kilometers) Canada in N Ontario flowing E into James Bay
attempt
I. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French attempter, from Latin attemptare, from ad- + temptare to touch, try — more at tempt ...
attemptable
adjective see attempt I
attend
verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French atendre, from Latin attendere, literally, to stretch to, from ad- + tendere to stretch — more at thin Date: 14th century ...
attendance
noun Date: 14th century 1. the act or fact of attending 2. a. the persons or number of persons attending; also an account of persons attending b. the number of ...
attendance officer
noun Date: 1884 truant officer
attendant
I. noun Date: 15th century 1. one who attends another to perform a service; especially an employee who waits on customers 2. something that accompanies ; concomitant 3. ...
attendee
noun Date: 1937 a person who is present on a given occasion or at a given place
attender
noun see attend
attending
I. adjective Date: circa 1923 serving as a physician on the staff of a teaching hospital II. noun Date: 1951 an attending physician or surgeon
attention
noun Etymology: Middle English attencioun, from Latin attention-, attentio, from attendere Date: 14th century 1. a. the act or state of attending especially through ...
attention deficit disorder
noun Date: 1978 a syndrome of disordered learning and disruptive behavior that is not caused by any serious underlying physical or mental disorder and that has several ...
attention line
noun Date: 1925 a line usually placed above the salutation in a business letter directing the letter to one specified
attention span
noun Date: 1934 the length of time during which one (as an individual or a group) is able to concentrate or remain interested
attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
noun Date: 1987 attention deficit disorder — abbreviation ADHD
attentional
adjective see attention
attentive
adjective Date: 14th century 1. mindful, observant 2. heedful of the comfort of others ; solicitous 3. offering attentions in or as if in the role of a suitor • ...
attentively
adverb see attentive
attentiveness
noun see attentive
attenuate
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English attenuat, from Latin attenuatus, past participle of attenuare to make thin, from ad- + tenuis thin — more at thin Date: 15th century ...
attenuation
noun see attenuate II
attenuator
noun Date: 1924 a device for attenuating; especially one for reducing the amplitude of an electrical signal without appreciable distortion
attest
verb Etymology: Middle French attester, from Latin attestari, from ad- + testis witness — more at testament Date: circa 1500 transitive verb 1. a. to affirm to be ...
attestation
noun see attest
attester
noun see attest
attic
noun Etymology: French attique, from attique of Attica, from Latin Atticus Date: circa 1696 1. a low story or wall above the main order of a facade in the classical styles 2. ...
Attic
I. adjective Etymology: Latin Atticus of Attica, from Greek Attikos, from Attikē Attica, Greece Date: 1599 1. of, relating to, or having the characteristics of Athens or its ...
Attica
geographical name region E Greece; chief city Athens; a state of ancient Greece
atticism
noun Usage: often capitalized Date: 1593 1. a witty or well-turned phrase 2. a characteristic feature of Attic Greek occurring in another language or dialect
Attila
biographical name 406?-453 the Scourge of God king of the Huns
attire
I. transitive verb (attired; attiring) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French atirer to equip, prepare, attire, from a- (from Latin ad-) + tire order, rank, of Germanic ...
attitude
noun Etymology: French, from Italian attitudine, literally, aptitude, from Late Latin aptitudin-, aptitudo fitness — more at aptitude Date: 1668 1. the arrangement of the ...
attitudinal
adjective Etymology: attitude + -inal (as in aptitudinal, from Latin aptitudin-, aptitudo) Date: 1831 relating to, based on, or expressive of personal attitudes or feelings ...
attitudinally
adverb see attitudinal
attitudinise
British variant of attitudinize
attitudinize
intransitive verb (-nized; -nizing) Date: 1784 to assume an affected mental attitude ; pose
Attleboro
geographical name city SE Massachusetts population 42,068
Attlee
biographical name Clement Richard 1883-1967 1st Earl Attlee English politician
attn
abbreviation attention
atto-
combining form Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Danish or Norwegian atten eighteen, from Old Norse āttjān; akin to Old English eahtatīene eighteen one ...
attorn
intransitive verb Etymology: Middle English attournen, from Anglo-French aturner to prepare, designate, attorn, from a- (from Latin ad-) + turner to turn Date: 15th century to ...
attorney
noun (plural -neys) Etymology: Middle English attourney, from Anglo-French aturné, past participle of aturner Date: 14th century one who is legally appointed to transact ...
attorney general
noun (plural attorneys general or attorney generals) Date: 1585 the chief law officer of a nation or state who represents the government in litigation and serves as its ...
attorney-at-law
noun (plural attorneys-at-law) Date: 1768 a practitioner in a court of law who is legally qualified to prosecute and defend actions in such court on the retainer of clients
attorneyship
noun see attorney
attornment
noun see attorn
attract
verb Etymology: Middle English, from Latin attractus, past participle of attrahere, from ad- + trahere to pull, draw Date: 15th century transitive verb to cause to approach ...
attractant
noun Date: 1920 a substance (as a pheromone) that attracts specific animals (as insects or individuals of the opposite sex)
attraction
noun Date: 14th century 1. a. the act, process, or power of attracting b. personal charm 2. the action or power of drawing forth a response ; an attractive quality 3. ...
attractive
adjective Date: 14th century 1. having or relating to the power to attract 2. a. arousing interest or pleasure ; charming b. appealing • attractively adverb ...
attractively
adverb see attractive
attractiveness
noun see attractive
attractor
noun see attract
attrib
abbreviation attributive; attributively
attributable
adjective see attribute II
attribute
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin attributus, past participle of attribuere to attribute, from ad- + tribuere to bestow — more at tribute Date: 14th century 1. ...
attribution
noun Date: 1651 1. the act of attributing; especially the ascribing of a work (as of literature or art) to a particular author or artist 2. an ascribed quality, character, ...
attributional
adjective see attribution
attributive
adjective Date: 1606 1. relating to or of the nature of an attribute ; attributing 2. joined directly to a modified noun without a linking verb (as city in city streets) ...
attributively
adverb see attributive
attrited
adjective Date: 1760 worn by attrition
attrition
noun Etymology: Latin attrition-, attritio, from atterere to rub against, from ad- + terere to rub — more at throw Date: 14th century 1. [Middle English attricioun, from ...
attritional
adjective see attrition
Attu
geographical name island SW Alaska in Near group; most westerly of the Aleutians — see Wrangell (Cape)
Attucks
biographical name Crispus 1723?-1770 American patriot
attune
transitive verb Date: 1596 1. to bring into harmony ; tune 2. to make aware or responsive • attunement noun
attunement
noun see attune
atty
abbreviation attorney
atty gen
abbreviation attorney general
ATV
noun Date: 1969 all-terrain vehicle
Atwater
geographical name city central California population 23,113
atwitter
adjective Date: 1833 nervously concerned ; excited
Atwood
biographical name Margaret Eleanor 1939- Canadian author
atypical
adjective Date: 1885 not typical ; irregular, unusual • atypicality noun • atypically adverb
atypicality
noun see atypical
atypically
adverb see atypical
AU
abbreviation 1. angstrom unit 2. astronomical unit
Au
I. abbreviation author II. symbol Etymology: Latin aurum gold
au bout de son latin
foreign term Etymology: French at the end of one's Latin ; at the end of one's mental resources
au contraire
foreign term Etymology: French on the contrary
au courant
adjective Etymology: French, literally, in the current Date: 1762 1. a. fully informed ; up-to-date b. fashionable, stylish 2. fully familiar ; conversant
au fait
foreign term Etymology: French to the point ; fully competent ; fully informed ; socially correct
au fond
foreign term Etymology: French at bottom ; fundamentally
au grand sérieux
foreign term Etymology: French in all seriousness
au gratin
adjective Etymology: French, literally, with the burnt scrapings from the pan Date: 1806 covered with bread crumbs or grated cheese and browned (as under a broiler) • au ...
au jus
adjective Etymology: French, literally, with juice Date: 1918 of meat served in the juice obtained from roasting
au mieux
foreign term Etymology: French on the best terms ; on intimate terms
au naturel
adjective Etymology: French Date: 1817 1. cooked or served plainly 2. a. being in natural style or condition b. nude
au pair
noun (plural au pairs) Etymology: French, on even terms Date: 1960 a usually young foreign person who cares for children and does domestic work for a family in return for room ...
au pays des aveugles les borgnes sont rois
foreign term Etymology: French in the country of the blind the one-eyed men are kings
au poivre
adjective Etymology: French, with pepper Date: 1953 prepared or served with a generous amount of usually coarsely ground black pepper
au reste
foreign term Etymology: French for the rest ; besides
au revoir
noun Etymology: French, literally, till seeing again Date: 1676 good-bye — often used interjectionally
au sérieux
foreign term Etymology: French seriously
aubade
noun Etymology: French, from Middle French, from Old Occitan aubada, from alba, auba dawn, from Vulgar Latin *alba, from Latin, feminine of albus white — more at alb Date: ...
Aube
geographical name river 154 miles (248 kilometers) N central France flowing into the Seine
Auber
biographical name Daniel-François-Esprit 1782-1871 French composer
auberge
noun Etymology: French, from Middle French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German heriberga military quarters — more at harbor Date: 1599 inn 1a
aubergine
noun Etymology: French, from Catalan albergínia, from Arabic al-bādhinjān the eggplant, ultimately from Middle Indo-Aryan *vātiñjaṇa-, vātiṅgaṇa- Date: 1794 1. ...
Aubervilliers
geographical name commune N France population 72,859
Aubrey
biographical name John 1626-1697 English antiquarian
Auburn
geographical name 1. city E Alabama population 42,987 2. city SW Maine population 23,203 3. city central New York population 28,574 4. city W Washington population 40,314
auburn
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English auborne blond, from Middle French, from Medieval Latin alburnus whitish, from Latin alburnum sapwood Date: 15th century 1. of the ...
Aubusson
noun Etymology: Aubusson, town in France Date: 1900 a figured scenic tapestry used for wall hangings and upholstery; also a rug woven to resemble Aubusson tapestry
AUC
abbreviation Etymology: Latin ab urbe condita from the year of the founding of the city (of Rome)
Auckland
geographical name city & port N New Zealand on North Island population 315,668 • Aucklander noun
Aucklander
noun see Auckland
auction
I. noun Etymology: Latin auction-, auctio, from augēre to increase — more at eke Date: 1595 1. a sale of property to the highest bidder 2. the act or process of bidding ...
auction bridge
noun Date: 1903 a bridge game differing from contract bridge in that tricks made in excess of the contract are scored toward game
auctioneer
noun Date: circa 1708 an agent who sells goods at auction
auctorial
adjective Etymology: Latin auctor author — more at author Date: 1821 of or relating to an author
aud
abbreviation audit; auditor
audacious
adjective Etymology: Middle French audacieux, from audace boldness, from Latin audacia, from audac-, audax bold, from audēre to dare, from avidus eager — more at avid Date: ...
audaciously
adverb see audacious
audaciousness
noun see audacious
audacity
noun (plural -ties) Etymology: Middle English audacite, from Latin audac-, audax Date: 15th century 1. the quality or state of being audacious: as a. intrepid boldness b. ...
audemus jura nostra defendere
foreign term Etymology: Latin we dare defend our rights — motto of Alabama
Auden
biographical name W(ystan) H(ugh) 1907-1973 American (English-born) poet • Audenesque adjective
Audenarde
geographical name — see Oudenaarde
Audenesque
adjective see Auden
audentes fortuna juvat
foreign term Etymology: Latin fortune favors the bold
audi alteram partem
foreign term Etymology: Latin hear the other side
audial
adjective Etymology: audio + 1-al Date: 1966 of, relating to, or affecting the sense of hearing ; aural
audibility
noun see audible I
audibilize
intransitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1971 audible
audible
I. adjective Etymology: Late Latin audibilis, from Latin audire to hear; akin to Greek aisthanesthai to perceive, Sanskrit āvis evidently Date: 1529 heard or capable of ...
audibly
adverb see audible I
audience
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin audientia, from audient-, audiens, present participle of audire Date: 14th century 1. the act or state of ...
audile
adjective Etymology: auditory + -ile (as in tactile) Date: 1897 auditory
auding
noun Etymology: Latin audire + English 1-ing Date: circa 1949 the process of hearing, recognizing, and interpreting spoken language
audio
I. adjective Etymology: audio- Date: 1916 1. of or relating to acoustic, mechanical, or electrical frequencies corresponding to normally audible sound waves which are of ...
audio-
combining form Etymology: Latin audire to hear — more at audible 1. hearing 2. sound 3. auditory and
audio-animatronic
adjective Etymology: from Audio-Animatronics, a trademark Date: 1963 being or consisting of a lifelike electromechanical figure of a person or animal that has synchronized ...
audio-lingual
adjective Date: 1960 involving a drill routine of listening and speaking in language learning
audiobook
noun Date: 1988 a recording of a book or magazine being read
audiocassette
noun Date: 1971 an audiotape recording mounted in a cassette
audiogenic
adjective Date: 1941 produced by frequencies corresponding to sound waves — used especially of epileptoid responses
audiogram
noun Date: 1927 a graphic representation of the relation of vibration frequency and the minimum sound intensity for hearing
audiologic
adjective see audiology
audiological
adjective see audiology

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