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Adirondack Mountains
a mountain range in NE New York: a part of the Appalachian Mountains. Highest peak, Mt. Marcy, 5344 ft. (1629 m). Also called Adirondacks. * * * Mountains in northeastern New ...
Ad·i·ron·dack chair (ăd'ə-rŏnʹdăk') n. An outdoor armchair having an angled back and seat made of wide, usually wooden slats. * * *
Adirondack Mountains A group of mountains in northeast New York between the St. Lawrence River valley in the north and the Mohawk River valley in the south. The range is part of ...
➡ Adirondack Mountains * * *
/ad"it/, n. 1. an entrance or a passage. 2. Also called entry. Mining. a nearly horizontal passage leading into a mine. 3. an approach or access. [1595-1605; < L aditus an ...
▪ Hindu deity       (Sanskrit: “The Boundless”), in the Vedic phase of Hindu mythology, the personification of the infinite, and mother of a group of celestial ...
/ah"dit yeuh/, n. Hinduism. one of the Vedic gods, the sons of Aditi. Cf. Asura. [ < Skt aditya (or adityah pl.), deriv. of aditi a goddess (orig. a deified abstraction, lit., ...
Adıvar, Halide Edib
▪ Turkish author also called  (1901–10) Halide Salih , original name  Halide Edib , Edib also spelled  Edip  born 1883, Istanbul died Jan. 9, 1964, ...
▪ Turkey formerly  Hüsnümansur,  Arabic  Ḥiṣn Manṣūr,         city located in a valley of southeastern Turkey. Founded in the 8th century by the Umayyad ...
Adj abbrev. Adjutant * * *
adj abbrev. 1. adjective 2. adjourned 3. adjustment * * *
Adj Gen
Adj Gen abbrev. Adjutant General * * *
2. belonging or pertaining to the Acanthocephala. [1905-10; < NL Acanthocephal(a), neut. pl. of ACANTHOCEPHALUS (see ACANTHO-, -CEPHALOUS) + -AN] 1. adjacent. 2. adjective. 3. ...
Adjunct in Arts. * * *
/euh jay"seuhn see/, n., pl. adjacencies. 1. Also, adjacence. the state of being adjacent; nearness. 2. Usually, adjacencies. things, places, etc., that are adjacent. 3. Radio ...
—adjacently, adv. /euh jay"seuhnt/, adj. 1. lying near, close, or contiguous; adjoining; neighboring: a motel adjacent to the highway. 2. just before, after, or facing: a map ...
adjacent angles
Geom. two angles having the same vertex and having a common side between them. * * *
adjacent angle The common vertex is O; angle AOB is adjacent to angle BOC. Clarinda/Academy Artworks n. Either of two angles having a common side and a common vertex. * * *
See adjacent. * * *
—adjectivally, adv. /aj'ik tuy"veuhl/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or used as an adjective. 2. describing by means of many adjectives; depending for effect on intensive ...
See adjectival. * * *
—adjectively, adv. /aj"ik tiv/, n. 1. Gram. any member of a class of words that in many languages are distinguished in form, as partly in English by having comparative and ...
adjective clause
Gram. a relative clause that modifies a noun or pronoun, as who saw us in It was she who saw us. * * *
adjective phrase
Gram. a group of words including an adjective and its complements or modifiers that functions as an adjective, as too openly critical of the administration. * * *
See adjective. * * *
adjective pronoun n. A pronoun acting as an adjective, such as which in which dictionaries? * * *
/euh joyn"/, v.t. 1. to be close to or in contact with; abut on: His property adjoins the lake. 2. to attach or append; affix. v.i. 3. to be in connection or contact: the point ...
/euh joy"ning/, adj. being in contact at some point or line; located next to another; bordering; contiguous: the adjoining room; a row of adjoining town houses. [1485-95; ADJOIN ...
/aj"oynt/, n. Math. 1. a square matrix obtained from a given square matrix and having the property that its product with the given matrix is equal to the determinant of the given ...
adjoint differential equation
Math. a differential equation obtained from a given differential equation and having the property that any solution of one equation is an integrating factor of the other. * * *
/euh jerrn"/, v.t. 1. to suspend the meeting of (a club, legislature, committee, etc.) to a future time, another place, or indefinitely: to adjourn the court. 2. to defer or ...
/euh jerrn"meuhnt/, n. the act of adjourning or the state or period of being adjourned. [1635-45; < AF adjournement, MF. See ADJOURN, -MENT] * * *
adjutant. * * *
/euh juj"/, v.t., adjudged, adjudging. 1. to declare or pronounce formally; decree: The will was adjudged void. 2. to award or assign judicially: The prize was adjudged to ...
—adjudicative /euh jooh"di kay'tiv, -keuh tiv/, adjudicatory /euh jooh"di keuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. —adjudicator, n. /euh jooh"di kayt'/, v., adjudicated, ...
/euh jooh'di kay"sheuhn/, n. 1. an act of adjudicating. 2. Law. a. the act of a court in making an order, judgment, or decree. b. a judicial decision or sentence. c. a court ...
See adjudication. * * *
See adjudication. * * *
/aj"oo git, -gayt'/, n. Math. Now Rare. adjoint (def. 1). [AD- + (CON)JUGATE] * * *
—adjunctly, adv. /aj"ungkt/, n. 1. something added to another thing but not essential to it. 2. a person associated with lesser status, rank, authority, etc., in some duty or ...
adjunct professor
a professor employed by a college or university for a specific purpose or length of time and often part-time. [1820-30] * * *
/euh jungk"sheuhn/, n. addition of an adjunct. [1595-1605; < L adjunction- (s. of adjunctio). See ADJUNCT, -ION] * * *
—adjunctively, adv. /euh jungk"tiv/, adj. forming an adjunct. [1745-55; ADJUNCT + -IVE] * * *
/aj'euh ray"sheuhn/, n. 1. an earnest request; entreaty. 2. a solemn or desperate urging or counseling: an adjuration for all citizens of the beleaguered city to take ...
See adjuration. * * *
—adjuratory /euh joor"euh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. —adjurer, adjuror, n. /euh joor"/, v.t., adjured, adjuring. 1. to charge, bind, or command earnestly and solemnly, often ...
See adjure. * * *
See adjurer. * * *
/euh just"/, v.t. 1. to change (something) so that it fits, corresponds, or conforms; adapt; accommodate: to adjust expenses to income. 2. to put in good working order; regulate; ...
/euh jus'teuh bil"i tee/, n. 1. the quality of being adjustable: a reclining chair with infinite adjustability. 2. the ability, esp. of a child, to adjust to new surroundings; ...
—adjustably, adv. /euh jus"teuh beuhl/, adj. 1. capable of being adjusted: adjustable seat belts. 2. (of loans, mortgages, etc.) having a flexible rate, as one based on money ...
adjustable spanner
Brit. See monkey wrench (def. 1). * * *
/euh jus"teuh beuhl pich"/, adj. (of a marine or aircraft propeller) having blades whose pitch can be changed while the propeller is stationary, chiefly to suit various ...
adjustable-rate [ə just′ə bəl rāt′] adj. designating or of a debt obligation, esp. a mortgage on real property, having terms which allow the interest rate to change over ...
adjustable-rate mortgage
/euh jus"teuh beuhl rayt'/ a mortgage that provides for periodic changes in the interest rate, based on changing market conditions. Abbr.: ARM * * *
adjustable-rate mortgages
➡ mortgages * * *
ad·just·a·ble-rate mortgage (ə-jŭstʹə-bəl-rātʹ) n. Abbr. ARM A mortgage whose interest rate is raised or lowered at periodic intervals according to the prevailing ...
See adjustable. * * *
/euh jus"tid/, adj. 1. arranged or fitted properly: Properly adjusted shelving will accommodate books of various heights. 2. adapted to surroundings or circumstances (often used ...
adjusted gross income
(in U.S. income-tax returns) the total of an individual's wages, salaries, interest, dividends, etc., minus allowable deductions. Abbr.: AGI * * *
/euh jus"teuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that adjusts. 2. an insurance company representative who investigates claims and makes settlement recommendations based on the estimate ...
/euh jus"tiv/, adj. concerned with, making, or controlling adjustments: to settle in a chair with adjustive motions; a thermostat with an adjustive dial. [1880-85; ADJUST + ...
—adjustmental /euh just men"tl/, adj. /euh just"meuhnt/, n. 1. the act of adjusting; adaptation to a particular condition, position, or purpose. 2. the state of being adjusted; ...
adjustment disorder
Psychiatry. a mental disorder that occurs as a maladaptive reaction to an episode of psychological, social, or physical stress, as divorce or a natural disaster. * * *
/euh jus"teuhr/, n. adjuster. [ADJUST + -OR2] * * *
/aj"euh teuhn see/, n., pl. adjutancies. The office or rank of an adjutant: His adjutancy allows him certain privileges. [1765-75; ADJUT(ANT) + -ANCY] * * *
/aj"euh teuhnt/, n. 1. Mil. a staff officer who assists the commanding officer in issuing orders. 2. Mil. Brit. an executive officer. 3. an assistant. 4. See adjutant ...
adjutant general
pl. adjutants general. 1. U.S. Army. a. the Adjutant General, the chief administrative officer of the Army. b. an adjutant of a unit having a general staff, usually an officer of ...
adjutant stork
a large Indian stork, Leptoptilus dubius, having a pinkish-brown neck and bill, a large naked pouch under the throat, and a military gait. Also called adjutant, adjutant bird. * ...
adjutant general n. pl. adjutants general Abbr. AG 1. An adjutant of a unit having a general staff. 2. An officer in charge of the National Guard in one of the U.S. states. 3. ...
adjutant stork n. See marabou. * * *
/aj"euh veuhnt/, adj. 1. serving to help or assist; auxiliary. 2. Med. utilizing drugs, radiation therapy, or other means of supplemental treatment following cancer ...
Adkins v. Children's Hospital
▪ law case       (1923), U.S. Supreme Court case in which the court invalidated a board established by Congress to set minimum wages for women workers in the District of ...
Anti-Defamation League (of B'nai B'rith). Also, A.D.L. * * *
/ad"lee, -lay, -luy/, n. a male given name. * * *
Adlai Stevenson
➡ Stevenson (I) * * *
/ad"leuhr/; for 1-3 also /ahd"leuhr/, n. 1. Alfred, 1870-1937, Austrian psychiatrist and psychologist. 2. Cyrus, 1863-1940, U.S. religious leader and Jewish scholar. 3. Felix, ...
Adler, Alfred
born Feb. 7, 1870, Penzing, Austria died May 28, 1937, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scot. Austrian psychiatrist. He earned his medical degree in Vienna, and from his earliest years ...
Adler, Cyrus
▪ American scholar born Sept. 13, 1863, Van Buren, Ark., U.S. died April 7, 1940, Philadelphia, Pa.       scholar, educator, editor, and Conservative Jewish leader who ...
Adler, Dankmar
▪ American architect born July 3, 1844, Stadtlengsfeld, Prussia [Germany] died April 16, 1900, Chicago, Ill., U.S.  architect and engineer whose partnership with Louis ...
Adler, Felix
▪ American educator born Aug. 13, 1851, Alzey, Hesse-Darmstadt [Germany] died April 24, 1933, New York, N.Y., U.S.  American educator and founder of the Ethical ...
Adler, Guido
born Nov. 1, 1855, Eibenschütz, Moravia, Austrian Empire died Feb. 15, 1941, Vienna, Austria Austrian musicologist. After studying music theory and composition at the Vienna ...
Adler, Kurt
▪ American conductor born April 2, 1905, Vienna, Austria died Feb. 9, 1988, Ross, Calif., U.S.       Austrian-born American conductor and administrator who transformed ...
Adler, Larry
orig. Lawrence Cecil Adler born Feb. 10, 1914, Baltimore, Md., U.S. died Aug. 7, 2001, London, Eng. U.S. harmonica player. Though he was initially unable to read music, he ...
Adler, Lawrence Cecil
▪ 2002 “Larry”        American musician, composer, writer, and entertainer (b. Feb. 10, 1914, Baltimore, Md.—d. Aug. 6, 2001, London, Eng.), played classical music ...
Adler, Lawrence James
▪ Australian businessman original name  Laszlo James Adler  born November 2, 1931, Budapest, Hungary died December 13, 1988, Sydney, New South Wales, ...
Adler, Mortimer J(erome)
born Dec. 28, 1902, New York, N.Y., U.S. died June 28, 2001, San Mateo, Calif. U.S. philosopher, educator, and editor. He earned a doctorate in philosophy from Columbia ...
Adler, Mortimer J.
▪ American philosopher and educator in full  Mortimer Jerome Adler  born Dec. 28, 1902, New York, New York, U.S. died June 28, 2001, San Mateo, California  American ...
Adler, Mortimer Jerome
▪ 2002       American educator, philosopher, editor, and writer (b. Dec. 28, 1902, New York, N.Y.—d. June 28, 2001, San Mateo, Calif.), influenced by the ideas ...
Adler, Nathan Marcus
▪ British rabbi and educator born Jan. 15, 1803, Hanover [Germany] died Jan. 21, 1890, Brighton, East Sussex, Eng.  chief rabbi of the British Empire, who founded Jews' ...
Adler, Renata
▪ American author and critic born Oct. 19, 1938, Milan, Italy       Italian-born American journalist, experimental novelist, and film critic best known for her analytic ...
Adler, Robert
▪ 2008       Austrian-born American physicist born Dec. 4, 1913 , Vienna, Austria died Feb. 15, 2007 , Boise, Idaho as head of the research division of Zenith Radio ...
Adler, Sara
▪ Russian-American actress née  Sara Levitzky  born 1858, Odessa, Russia died April 28, 1953, New York, N.Y., U.S.       Russian-born American actress, one of the ...
Adler, Stella
▪ American actress born Feb. 10, 1901, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Dec. 21, 1992, Los Angeles, Calif.       American actress, teacher, and founder of the Stella Adler ...
Adler, Victor
▪ Austrian politician born June 24, 1852, Prague, Bohemia, Austrian Empire [now in Czech Republic] died Nov. 11, 1918, Vienna, Austria       Austrian Social Democrat, ...
Ad·ler (ädʹlər, ădʹ-), Alfred. 1870-1937. Austrian psychiatrist who rejected Sigmund Freud's emphasis on sexuality and theorized that neurotic behavior is an ...
Ad·ler (ădʹlər), Cyrus. 1863-1940. American religious leader and educator who was president of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (1924-1940) and edited scholarly ...
Ad·ler (ădʹlər, ädʹ-), Felix. 1851-1933. German-born American educator and reformer who founded the Society for Ethical Culture (1876), an organization dedicated to the ...
Adler,Mortimer Jerome
Adler, Mortimer Jerome. Born 1902. American educator and philosopher whose numerous published works include How to Read a Book (1940) and The Conditions of Philosophy (1965). * * ...
/ad lear"ee euhn/, adj. of or pertaining to Alfred Adler or his doctrines, esp. in respect to the belief that behavior is determined by compensation for feelings of ...
Adlersparre, Georg, Greve
▪ Swedish politician born March 28, 1760, Hovermo, Sweden died September 23, 1835, near Kristinehamn       political and social reformer who was a leader of the 1809 ...
ad lib (ăd lĭbʹ) adv. In an unrestrained manner; spontaneously.   [Short for ad libitum.] * * *
ad lib·i·tum (ăd lĭbʹĭ-təm) adj. Music At the discretion of the performer. Used chiefly as a direction giving license to alter or omit a part.   [Latin ad, according to ...
ad loc. abbr. Latin ad locum (to, or at, the place). * * *
adm or admin abbrev. 1. administration 2. administrative * * * ADM or Adm. abbr. admiral. * * *
1. admiral. 2. admiralty. Also, ADM. * * *
1. administration. 2. administrative. 3. administrator. 4. admission. * * *
/ad"meuh/, n. one of the cities that was destroyed along with Sodom and Gomorrah. Deut. 29:23. * * *
/ad"man', -meuhn/, n., pl. admen /-men', -meuhn/. 1. Also called advertising man. one whose profession is writing, designing, or selling advertisements. 2. a printer or ...
/ad"mas'/, Chiefly Brit. n. 1. high-pressure marketing in which mass-media advertising is used to reach large numbers of people. adj. 2. characteristic of or relating to ...
—admeasurer, n. /ad mezh"euhr/, v.t., admeasured, admeasuring. 1. to measure off or out; apportion. 2. Naut. to measure the dimensions and capacity of a vessel, as for official ...
/ad mezh"euhr meuhnt/, n. 1. the process of measuring. 2. the number, dimensions, or measure of anything. 3. apportionment. [1590-1600; ADMEASURE + -MENT] * * *
See admeasurement. * * *
/ad mee"tee/, n. Class. Myth. a daughter of Eurystheus for whom Hercules took the golden girdle of Ares from Hippolyte. * * *
/ad mee"teuhs/, n. Class. Myth. a Thessalian king, one of the Argonauts and husband of Alcestis. * * * ▪ Greek mythology       in Greek legend, son of Pheres, king of ...
administration. * * *
—adminicular /ad'meuh nik"yeuh leuhr/, adminiculary /ad'meuh nik"yeuh ler'ee/, adj. /ad min"i keuhl/, n. an aid; auxiliary. [1550-60; < L adminiculum prop, support (ad- AD- + ...
—administrant /ad min"euh streuhnt/, n. /ad min"euh steuhr/, v.t. 1. to manage (affairs, a government, etc.); have executive charge of: to administer the law. 2. to bring into ...
administered price
a price that is determined administratively rather than by changes in supply and demand. * * *
/ad min'euh stear"ee euhl/, adj. of or concerned with administration; administrative: administerial matters. [1840-50; ADMINISTER + -IAL, on the model of MINISTERIAL] * * *
/ad min"euh streuh beuhl/, adj. capable of being administered: a bureaucracy so vast that it's no longer administrable. [1810-20; ADMINISTR(ATE) + -ABLE] * * *
See administrable. * * *
/ad min"euh strayt'/, v.t., administrated, administrating. to administer. [1630-40; < L administratus, ptp. of administrare to ADMINISTER; see -ATE1] * * *
—administrational, adj. /ad min'euh stray"sheuhn/, n. 1. the management of any office, business, or organization; direction. 2. the function of a political state in exercising ...
Administration of drugs
▪ Table Administration of drugs route of administration common dosage forms used oral tablets, capsules, solutions, syrups, elixirs, suspensions, powders sublingual (under ...
—administratively, adv. /ad min"euh stray'tiv, -streuh-/, adj. pertaining to administration; executive: administrative ability. [1725-35; < L administrativus. See ADMINISTRATE, ...
administrative assistant
a person employed to aid an executive, as in a corporate department, by coordinating such office services and procedures as the supervision, maintenance, and control of the flow ...
administrative county
Brit. a principal administrative division in Great Britain, usually not coextensive with traditional county boundaries. [1945-50] * * *
administrative law
the body of rules and principles that governs the duties and operations of federal or state administrative agencies, as commissions and boards. [1890-95] * * * Law regulating ...
administrative leave
leave, as from a government agency or department, arranged by special permission or directive: During the investigation she was placed on administrative leave with pay. * * *
administrative-law judge
/ad min"euh stray'tiv law"/ an official of a federal or state agency who hears, weighs, and decides on evidence in administrative proceedings, and makes recommendations for any ...
See administrative. * * *
administrative segregation n. Solitary confinement. * * *
—administratorship, n. /ad min"euh stray'teuhr/, n. 1. a person who manages or has a talent for managing. 2. Law. a person appointed by a court to take charge of the estate of ...
/ad min'euh stray"triks, ad'min euh-, ad min"euh stray'-/, n., pl. administratrices /-euh stray"treuh seez', -euh streuh truy"seez/. Law. a woman who is an ...
—admirableness, admirability, n. —admirably, adv. /ad"meuhr euh beuhl/, adj. 1. worthy of admiration; inspiring approval, reverence, or affection. 2. excellent; ...
admirable bolete
an edible mushroom, Boletus mirabilis, of Rocky Mountain and Pacific northwestern evergreen forests, having a dark-red, scaly or woolly cap with yellow pores and a stout stem. * ...
Admirable Crichton, The
/kruyt"n/ a comedy (1902) by Sir James M. Barrie. * * *
See admirable. * * *
See admirableness. * * *
—admiralship, n. /ad"meuhr euhl/, n. 1. the commander in chief of a fleet. 2. a naval officer of the highest rank. 3. a naval officer of a high rank: the grades in the U.S. ...
admiral butterfly
Any of several species of butterflies (family Nymphalidae) that are colourful, fast-flying, and much prized by collectors. The migratory red admiral (Vanessa atalanta), ...
Admiral carpet
▪ Spanish carpet  any of a number of 14th- or 15th-century carpets handwoven in Spain, probably at Letur or at Liétor in Murcia. The carpets were made with the Spanish knot, ...
Admiral of the Fleet
an officer of the highest rank in the British navy. * * *
Admiral's Cup
▪ yachting       racing trophy awarded to the winner of a biennial international competition among teams of sailing yachts; it was established in 1957 by the Royal Ocean ...
Admiral's Cup Table
▪ Table Admiral's Cup year winning team 1957 United Kingdom 1959 United Kingdom 1961 United States 1963 United Kingdom 1965 United Kingdom 1967 Australia 1969 United ...
Admiral's Men
▪ English theatrical company also called  Lord Admiral's Men        a theatrical company in Elizabethan and Jacobean England. About 1576–79 they were known as Lord ...
Admiralof the Fleet
Ad·mi·ral of the Fleet (ădʹmər-əl) n. In both senses also called Fleet Admiral. 1. The highest rank in the U.S. Navy, equivalent to General of the Army. 2. One who holds ...
/ad"meuhr euhl tee/, n., pl. admiralties, adj. n. 1. the office or jurisdiction of an admiral. 2. the officials or the department of state having charge of naval affairs, as in ...
Admiralty Arch
a large, grand arch at the end of The Mall in central London, England. It was built in 1906–10 in memory of Queen Victoria and is next to the Admiralty building. * * *
admiralty cloth
Brit. melton cloth, used for coats and jackets, esp. for the naval service. * * *
Admiralty Inlet
▪ inlet, Canada       passage of water located between Brodeur and Borden peninsulas and indenting for 230 miles (370 km) the northwest coast of Baffin Island in the ...
Admiralty Islands
a group of islands in the SW Pacific, N of New Guinea: part of Papua New Guinea. 27,600; ab. 800 sq. mi. (2070 sq. km). * * * Island group (pop., 2000 est.: 41,748), Papua New ...
admiralty law.
See maritime law. [1930-35] * * *
admiralty metal
an alloy of not less than 70 percent copper, about 1 percent tin, small amounts of other elements, and the balance zinc; tin brass. Also called admiralty brass, admiralty ...
Admiralty mile
Brit. See nautical mile. [1900-05] * * *
Admiralty Range
a mountain range in Antarctica, NW of the Ross Sea. * * *
Admiralty Inlet An arm of the Pacific Ocean in northwest Washington. It is the northernmost part of Puget Sound and lies between Whidbey Island and the mainland. * * *
Admiralty Island A mountainous, heavily forested island of southeast Alaska in the Alexander Archipelago southwest of Juneau. * * *
Admiralty Islands A group of volcanic islands of the southwest Pacific Ocean in the Bismarck Archipelago. Discovered by the Dutch in 1616, the islands are now part of Papua New ...
Admiralty Range A mountain group of Antarctica on the northern coast of Victoria Land northwest of Ross Sea. The range was discovered by Sir James Ross on his 1841 expedition. * ...
Admiral’s Cup
the prize given to the winner of a series of yacht races (= for boats with sails) held every two years off the south coast of England. * * *
—admirative /ad muy"reuh tiv, ad'meuh ray"-/, adj. —admiratively, adv. /ad'meuh ray"sheuhn/, n. 1. a feeling of wonder, pleasure, or approval. 2. the act of looking on or ...
—admirer, n. /ad muyeur"/, v., admired, admiring. v.t. 1. to regard with wonder, pleasure, or approval. 2. to regard with wonder or surprise (usually used ironically or ...
See admire. * * *
—admiringly, adv. /ad muyeur"ing/, adj. displaying or feeling admiration: admiring looks. [1620-30; ADMIRE + -ING2] * * *
See admirer. * * *
See admissible. * * *
—admissibility, admissibleness, n. —admissibly, adv. /ad mis"euh beuhl/, adj. 1. that may be allowed or conceded; allowable: an admissible plan. 2. capable or worthy of being ...
See admissibility. * * *
See admissibility. * * *
/ad mish"euhn/, n. 1. the act of allowing to enter; entrance granted by permission, by provision or existence of pecuniary means, or by the removal of obstacles: the admission of ...
Admission Day
Admission Day n. any of several legal holidays celebrated individually by certain states, commemorating their admission into the Union * * *
admission fee
➡ stately homes * * *
/ad mis"iv/, adj. tending to admit. [1770-80; < L admiss(us) (see ADMISSION) + -IVE] * * *
—admittable, admittible, adj. —admitter, n. /ad mit"/, v., admitted, admitting. v.t. 1. to allow to enter; grant or afford entrance to: to admit a student to college. 2. to ...
/ad mit"ns/, n. 1. permission or right to enter: admittance into the exhibit room. 2. an act of admitting. 3. actual entrance. 4. Elect. the measure of the ability of a circuit ...
/ad mit"id lee/, adv. by acknowledgment; by one's own admission; confessedly: He was admittedly the one who had lost the documents. [1795-1805; ADMITTED + -LY] * * *
/ad mit ee", ad mit"ee/, n. a person who has been or is going to be admitted: Every admittee must present a ticket at the door. [ADMIT + -EE] * * *
/ad miks"/, v.t., v.i., admixed or admixt, admixing. to mingle with or add to something else. [1525-35; AD- + MIX, modeled on L admiscere (admixtus ptp.)] * * *
/ad miks"cheuhr/, n. 1. the act of mixing; state of being mixed. 2. anything added; any alien element or ingredient: This is a pure product; there are no admixtures. 3. a ...
—admonisher, n. —admonishingly, adv. —admonishment, n. /ad mon"ish/, v.t. 1. to caution, advise, or counsel against something. 2. to reprove or scold, esp. in a mild and ...
See admonish. * * *
See admonisher. * * *
See admonisher. * * *
/ad'meuh nish"euhn/, n. 1. an act of admonishing. 2. counsel, advice, or caution. 3. a gentle reproof. 4. a warning or reproof given by an eccleslastical authority. [1350-1400; < ...
—admonitorial /ad mon'i tawr"ee euhl, -tohr"-/, adj. /ad mon"i teuhr/, n. an admonisher. [1540-50; < L; see AD-, MONITOR] * * *
—admonitorily, adv. /ad mon"i tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. tending or serving to admonish; warning: an admonitory gesture. [1585-95; < ML admonitorius. See AD-, MONITORY] * * *
(in prescriptions) 1. apply. [ < L admove] 2. let it be applied. [ < L admoveatur] * * *
/ad"neuh/, n. 1. a Manassite deserter from Saul's to David's army. I Chron. 12:20. 2. a commander in King Jehosaphat's army. II Chron. 17:14. * * *
/ad"nayt/, adj. Biol. grown fast to something; congenitally attached. [1655-65; < L adnatus, i.e., ad(g)natus, r. agnatus AGNATE] * * *
/ad nay"sheuhn/, n. adnate condition. [1835-45; < L adnation-, for agnation- AGNATION; see ADNATE] * * *
ad nau·se·am (ăd nôʹzē-əm) adv. To a disgusting or ridiculous degree; to the point of nausea.   [Latin ad, to + nauseam, accusative of nausea, sickness.] * * *
—adnexal, adj. /ad nek"seuh/, n.pl. Anat. parts added, attached, or adjunct to another or others, as the eyelids and tear glands in relation to the eyeball. [1895-1900; < L, ...
See adnexa. * * *
/ad nom"euh nl/, Gram. adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or used as the modifier of a noun, as new in the new theater, on the corner in the house on the corner, or the mayor's in the ...
/ad"nown'/, n. Gram. an adjective used as a noun, as meek in Blessed are the meek; absolute adjective. [1745-55; AD(JECTIVE) + NOUN] * * *
/euh dooh"/, n. busy activity; bustle; fuss. [1250-1300; ME (north) at do, a phrase equiv. to at to ( < ON, which used at with the inf.) + do DO1] Syn. flurry; confusion, upset, ...
/ah"doh ek"i tee', -ay"ki-/, n. a town in SE Nigeria. 213,000. * * * ▪ Nigeria       town, Ondo state, southwestern Nigeria. It lies in the Yoruba Hills, at the ...
/euh doh"bee/, n. 1. sun-dried brick made of clay and straw, in common use in countries having little rainfall. 2. a yellow silt or clay, deposited by rivers, used to make ...
Adobe Flash
▪ animation software       animation software produced by Adobe Systems Incorporated.       The development of Adobe Flash software can be traced back to ...
adobe flat
a plain consisting of adobe deposited by short-lived rainfall or thaw streams, usually having a smooth or unmarked surface. [1920-25; Amer.] * * *
Adobe Illustrator
▪ software       graphics computer application software produced by Adobe Systems Incorporated that allows users to create refined drawings, designs, and layouts. ...
Adobe Photoshop
▪ software       computer application software used to edit and manipulate digital images. Photoshop was developed in 1987 by the American brothers Thomas and John ...
Adobe Systems Incorporated
▪ American company Introduction       American developer of printing, publishing, and graphics software. Adobe was instrumental in the creation of the desktop ...
adobo [ə dō′bō] n. 〚Sp, sauce for marinating or preserving meat〛 a Philippine dish consisting of pork or chicken marinated in vinegar, garlic, soy sauce, etc., simmered, ...
/ad'l es"euhns/, n. 1. the transitional period between puberty and adulthood in human development, extending mainly over the teen years and terminating legally when the age of ...
—adolescently, adv. /ad'l es"euhnt/, adj. 1. growing to manhood or womanhood; youthful. 2. having the characteristics of adolescence or of an adolescent. n. 3. an adolescent ...
/ad"olf, ay"dolf/; Ger. /ah"dawlf/, n. a male given name: from Germanic words meaning "noble" and "wolf." Also, Adolph, Adolphe, Adolphus /euh dol"feuhs/. * * * (as used in ...
Adolf Frederick
▪ king of Sweden German  Adolf Friedrich,  Swedish  Adolf Fredrik  born May 14, 1710, Gottorp, Schleswig died Feb. 12, 1771, Stockholm, Swed.  king of Sweden from 1751 to ...
Adolph [ad′ôlf΄, ā′dôlf΄] n. 〚L Adolphus < OHG Adolf, Adulf, lit., noble wolf < adal, nobility + wolf, WOLF〛 a masculine name: equiv. L. Adolphus, Fr. Adolphe, Ger. ...
Adolph Zukor
➡ Zukor * * *
(as used in expressions) Bouguereau William Adolphe Quetelet Lambert Adolphe Jacques Sax Adolphe Taine Hippolyte Adolphe Thiers Louis Adolphe * * *
Adon Olam
/ah dohn" oh lahm"/, Judaism. a liturgical prayer or hymn expressing the faith of Israel in God, often sung in unison usually at the close of a service. [ < Heb adhon 'olam lit., ...
Seph. /ah'daw nuy"/; Ashk. /ah'doh noy"/, n. Hebrew. a title of reverence for God, serving also as a substitute pronunciation of the Tetragrammaton. Also, Adonoy /ah'doh ...
▪ India       city, western Andhra Pradesh state, southern India. It lies 140 miles (225 km) southwest of Hyderabad, on the Chennai-Mumbai railway route. Adoni was ...
Adonias Filho
▪ Brazilian author in full  Adonias Aguiar Filho   born Nov. 27, 1915, Itajuípe, Brazil died Aug. 2, 1990, Ilhéus       novelist, essayist, journalist, and literary ...
/euh don"ik/, adj. 1. Pros. noting a verse consisting of a dactyl followed by a spondee or trochee. 2. of or like Adonis. n. 3. Pros. an Adonic verse or line. [1670-80; < ML ...
/ad'n uy"jeuh/, n. a son of David, put to death at the order of Solomon. II Sam. 3:4; I Kings 2:19-25. Also, Douay Bible, Adonias. /ad'n uy"euhs/. * * * ▪ biblical ...
/euh don"is, euh doh"nis/, n. 1. Class. Myth. a youth slain by a wild boar but permitted by Zeus to pass four months every year in the lower world with Persephone, four with ...
Adonis, Joe
▪ American crime boss original name  Giuseppe Antonio Doto   born Nov. 22, 1902, Avellino, Italy died Nov. 26, 1971, Ancona       major American crime-syndicate boss ...
—adopter, n. /euh dopt"/, v.t. 1. to choose or take as one's own; make one's own by selection or assent: to adopt a nickname. 2. to take and rear (the child of other parents) ...
See adopt. * * *
—adoptability, n. /euh dop"teuh beuhl/, adj. 1. capable of being adopted; suitable or eligible for adoption: an adoptable child; a resolution found to be adoptable. n. 2. a ...
Adopted components of the solar motion and velocity dispersions
▪ Table Adopted components of the solar motion and velocity dispersions type       solar motion (km/sec) spread in velocities ...
/euh dop tee", ad'op-/, n. a person who is adopted. [1890-95; ADOPT + -EE] * * *
See adoptability. * * *
—adoptional, adj. /euh dop"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of adopting: the adoption of a new amendment. 2. the state of being adopted. [1300-50; ME adopcioun < L adoption-, s. of ...
▪ Christian heresy       either of two Christian heresies: one developed in the 2nd and 3rd centuries and is also known as Dynamic Monarchianism (see Monarchianism); ...
—adoptively, adv. /euh dop"tiv/, adj. 1. of or involving adoption. 2. acquired or related by adoption: an adoptive father or son. 3. tending to adopt. [1400-50; < L adoptivus; ...
adoptive immunity
passive immunity resulting from the administration of sensitized lymphocytes from an immune donor. * * *
adoptive immunotherapy n. A form of immunotherapy used in the treatment of cancer in which an individual's own white blood cells are coupled with a naturally produced growth ...
See adoptive. * * *
See adorable. * * *
—adorableness, adorability, n. —adorably, adv. /euh dawr"euh beuhl, euh dohr"-/, adj. 1. very attractive or delightful; charming: What an adorable hat! 2. worthy of being ...
See adorability. * * *
See adorability. * * *
ad·o·ral (ăd-ôrʹəl, -ōrʹ-) adj. Situated toward or near the mouth. * * *
/ad'euh ray"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of paying honor, as to a divine being; worship. 2. reverent homage. 3. fervent and devoted love. [1535-45; < L adoration- (s. of adoratio) ...
—adorer, n. —adoringly, adv. /euh dawr", euh dohr"/, v., adored, adoring. v.t. 1. to regard with the utmost esteem, love, and respect; honor. 2. to pay divine honor to; ...
See adore. * * *
See adorer. * * *
—adorner, n. —adorningly, adv. /euh dawrn"/, v.t. 1. to decorate or add beauty to, as by ornaments: garlands of flowers adorning their hair. 2. to make more pleasing, ...
See adorn. * * *
/euh dawrn"meuhnt/, n. 1. something that adds attractiveness; ornament; accessory: the adornments and furnishings of a room. 2. ornamentation; embellishment: personal ...
/euh dawr"noh/, n., pl. adornos. Ceram. relief ornament applied to a piece. [ < Sp, n. deriv. of adornar < L adornare to ADORN] * * *
Adorno Family
▪ ruling family of Genoa       Genoese family prominent in the politics of that city's “popular” (democratic) dogeship (1339–1528), when the old aristocracy was ...
Adorno, Theodor (Wiesengrund)
born Sept. 11, 1903, Frankfurt am Main, Ger. died Aug. 6, 1969, Visp, Switz. German philosopher. He immigrated to England in 1934 to escape Nazism. He lived for 10 years in the ...
Adorno, Theodor Wiesengrund
▪ German philosopher and music critic born Sept. 11, 1903, Frankfurt am Main, Ger. died Aug. 6, 1969, Visp, Switz.       German philosopher who also wrote on sociology, ...
/ah dooh"leuh/, n. Cyrille /see ril"/, 1922-78, African statesman: premier of the Democratic Republic of the Congo 1961-64. * * *
A·dour (ə-do͝orʹ) A river of southwest France rising in the Pyrenees and flowing about 338 km (210 mi) north then west to the Bay of Biscay near Biarritz. * * *
Adour River
River, southwestern France. Flowing northwest from the Pyrenees, it traverses the scenic Campan valley; beyond Tarbes it feeds irrigation canals, most importantly the Canal ...
/ah"doo wah'/, n. Aduwa. * * *
/euh down"/, adv., prep. Archaic. down. [bef. 1000; ME adoun, OE of dune off the hill. See A-2, DOWN2] * * *
/euh dohz"/, adv., adj. dozing; napping: a cat adoze by the fireside. [1845-50; A-1 + DOZE1] * * *
1. Also called adenosine diphosphate, adenosinediphosphoric acid. Biochem. an ester of adenosine and pyrophosphoric acid, C10H12N5O3H3P2O7, derived from ATP, and serving to ...
/ad"perr'seuhn/, n. a copywriter, account executive, or other person employed in advertising. [1975-80; AD(MAN) + -PERSON] Usage. See -person. * * *
/euh dram"euh lek'/, n. 1. one of the gods worshiped by the Sepharvites. II Kings 17:31. Cf. Anammelech. 2. a son of Sennacherib. II Kings 19:37. Also, Douay Bible, Adramelech. * ...
▪ Italy formerly  (until 1929) Adernò,         town, eastern Sicily, Italy. It lies near the Simeto River on a lava plateau on the western slopes of Mount Etna, ...
▪ oasis, Algeria formerly  Timmi,         palm grove settlement, the largest of the Touat oasis group, southwestern Algeria, in the Sahara. Adrar's historical name ...
A·dras·te·a (ə-drăsʹtē-ə) n. The satellite of Jupiter that is second in distance from the planet. See table at planet.   [Latin Adrāstēa, daughter of Jupiter and ...
/euh dras"teuhs/, n. Class. Myth. a king of Argos and leader of the Seven against Thebes. Also, Adrastos. * * *
ad rem (ăd rĕm) adj. Relevant; pertinent. adv. To the point; relevantly.   [Latin : ad, to + rem, accusative of rēs, matter, thing.] * * *
var. of adreno- before a vowel: adrenergic. * * *

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