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anchorstore
anchor store n. A large store, such as a department store or supermarket, that is prominently located in a shopping mall to attract customers who are then expected to patronize ...
anchorwoman
/ang"keuhr woom'euhn/, n., pl. anchorwomen. Radio and Television. a woman who anchors a program of news, sports, etc.; anchor. [1970-75; ANCHOR(MAN) + -WOMAN] Usage. See ...
anchory
/ang"keuh ree, ang"kree/, adj. Heraldry. ancré. [alter. of F ancré by influence of ANCHOR] * * *
anchoveta
/an'choh vet"euh, -cheuh-/, n. an anchovy, Cetengraulis mysticetus, found along the Pacific coast from British Columbia to Lower California, used for bait. [1935-40; < Sp, equiv. ...
anchovy
/an"choh vee, -cheuh-, an choh"vee/, n., pl. anchovies. any small, marine, herringlike fish of the family Engraulidae, esp. Engraulis encrasicholus, found in the Mediterranean ...
anchovy pear
1. the fruit of a West Indian tree, Grias cauliflora, somewhat resembling the mango. 2. the tree itself. [1690-1700] * * * ▪ plant       (Grias cauliflora), evergreen ...
Anchura
▪ snail  genus of extinct marine gastropods (snails) found as fossils only in marine deposits of Cretaceous age (between 144 and 66.4 million years old). It is thus a useful ...
anchusa
/ang kyooh"seuh, -zeuh, an chooh"-/, n. any plant of the genus Anchusa, of the borage family, several species of which are cultivated for their blue or purplish flowers that ...
anchusin
/ang kyooh"sin/, n. a red coloring matter obtained from the root of the alkanet, Alkanna tinctoria. [1860-65; < NL Anchus(a) ANCHUSA + -IN2] * * *
anchylo-
var. of ancylo-. * * *
anchylose
anchylose [aŋ′kə lōs΄, aŋ′kəlōz΄] vt., vi. anchylosed, anchylosing ANKYLOSE anchylosis [aŋ΄kəlō′sis] n. * * * an·chy·lose (ăngʹkə-lōs', ...
anchylosis
an·chy·lo·sis (ăng'kə-lōʹsĭs) n. Variant of ankylosis. * * *
ancien régime
/ahonn syaonn rdday zheem"/, pl. anciens régimes /ahonn syaonn rdday zheem"/. French. 1. the political and social system of France before the revolution of 1789. 2. the system ...
ancienne noblesse
/ahonn syen naw bles"/, French. the ancient nobility, esp. of the ancien régime. * * *
Ancienne-Lorette
Fr. /ahonn syen law rddet"/, n. a town in S Quebec, in E Canada. 11,694. * * *
ancient
ancient1 —ancientness, n. /ayn"sheuhnt/, adj. 1. of or in time long past, esp. before the end of the Western Roman Empire A.D. 476: ancient history. 2. dating from a remote ...
Ancient Briton
➡ Briton * * *
ancient Britons
➡ Iron Age Britain * * *
Ancient Britons
➡ Great Britain (I) * * *
Ancient Grains
▪ 2006       In June 2005 scientists in Israel announced that they had grown the oldest-ever plant, using the 2,000-year-old seed of a long-extinct Judean palm tree, in ...
ancient Greek civilization
▪ historical region, Eurasia Introduction       the period following Mycenaean civilization, which ended in about 1200 BC, to the death of Alexander the Great, in 323 ...
ancient history
1. the study or a course of study of history before the end of the Western Roman Empire A.D. 476. 2. information or an event of the recent past that is common knowledge or is no ...
ancient Italic people
▪ people Introduction       any of the peoples diverse in origin, language, traditions, stage of development, and territorial extension who inhabited pre-Roman Italy, ...
ancient lights
n [U] (in English law) the principle that you have the right to receive light through any window that has been there for 20 years or more. It may be used in cases where a person ...
Ancient Mariner
(full title , The Rime of the Ancient Mariner) a long poem (1798) by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. In it an old sailor tells a wedding guest how he once shot an albatross (= a large ...
ancient monument
n (in Britain) a building or place officially protected by law from being damaged or destroyed. Stonehenge is an example of an ancient monument. See also English Heritage, listed ...
Ancient Mystic Order Rosae Crucis
/roh"zee krooh"sis/. See under Rosicrucian (def. 2). Abbr.: AMORC * * *
Ancient of Days
the Supreme Being; God. * * *
ancient regime.
See ancien régime. * * *
ancient Rome
▪ ancient state, Europe, Africa, and Asia Introduction       the state centred on the city of Rome. This article discusses the period from the founding of the city and ...
ancienthistory
ancient history n. 1. The history of times long past. 2. Informal. Common knowledge, especially of a recent event that has lost its original impact or importance. * * *
anciently
/ayn"sheuhnt lee/, adv. in ancient times; of old. [1495-1505; ANCIENT1 + -LY] * * *
ancientness
See anciently. * * *
ancientry
/ayn"sheuhn tree/, n. 1. Archaic. a. ancient character or style. b. ancient times. 2. Obs. a. ancient lineage. b. old people. [1540-50; ANCIENT1 + -RY] * * *
Ancients and Moderns
▪ literary dispute       subject of a celebrated literary dispute that raged in France and England in the 17th century. The “Ancients” maintained that Classical ...
ancile
/an suy"lee, ahng kee"lay/, n., pl. ancilia /an sil"ee euh, ahng kil"-/. Rom. Religion. 1. a shield given by Mars to Numa Pompilius as the palladium of Rome. 2. any of 11 ...
ancilla
/an sil"euh/, n., pl. ancillas. 1. an accessory; auxiliary or adjunct. 2. Archaic. a maidservant. [1870-75; < L: female slave, maid, prob. anc- + -illa dim. suffix, by reanalysis ...
ancillary
/an"seuh ler'ee/ or, esp. Brit., /an sil"euh ree/, adj., n., pl. ancillaries. adj. 1. subordinate; subsidiary. 2. auxiliary; assisting. n. 3. something that serves in an ...
Ancillon, Charles
▪ French lawyer, educator, and historian born July 28, 1659, Metz, France died July 5, 1715, Berlin, Prussia [now in Germany]       lawyer, educator, and historian who ...
Ancillon, Johann Peter Friedrich
▪ Prussian statesman French  Jean-pierre-frédéric Ancillon   born April 30, 1767, Berlin, Prussia died April 19, 1837, Berlin  Prussian statesman, foreign minister, ...
ancipital
/an sip"i tl/, adj. Bot., Zool. two-edged: ancipital stems. [1785-95; < L ancipit- (s. of anceps; an- (see ANCILE) + -cipit- comb. form of caput head) + -AL1] * * *
Anckarsvärd, Carl Henrik, Greve
▪ Swedish count born April 22, 1782, Stockholm, Sweden died January 25, 1865, Stockholm       a leader of the 1809 coup d'état that deposed the absolutist Swedish king ...
Ancohuma
/ahng'koh ooh"mah/, n. a peak of Mount Sorata. Cf. Sorata, Mount. * * *
ancon
—anconal /ang kohn"l/, anconeal /ang koh"nee euhl/, adj. —anconoid, adj. /ang"kon/, n., pl. ancones /ang koh"neez/. 1. the elbow. 2. Archit. a bracket or console, as one ...
ancona
/ahn kaw"nah/; Eng. /ang koh"neuh/, n., pl. ancone /-ne/, Eng. anconas. Italian. an altarpiece, usually consisting of a painted panel or panels, reliefs, or statues set in an ...
Ancona
/ahn kaw"nah/, n. 1. a seaport in E Italy, on the Adriatic Sea. 107,922. 2. one of a Mediterranean breed of chickens having mottled black-and-white plumage. * * * Seaport (pop., ...
ancré
/ang"kray/, adj. Heraldry. (of a cross) having the end of each limb divided and carved outward like the flukes of an anchor; moline: a cross ancré. Also, anchory. [ < F, equiv. ...
Ancud
▪ Chile       town and commune, southern Chile. It lies on the northern coast of Chiloé Island, across the Strait of Chacao from the mainland. Founded in 1769 as San ...
Ancus Marcius
/ang"keuhs mahr"shee euhs, -sheuhs/, Rom. Legend. a king of Rome, during whose reign the first bridge across the Tiber was constructed. * * * ▪ king of Rome flourished 7th ...
ancylo-
a combining form meaning "hook," "joint," used in the formation of technical terms: ancylostomiasis. Also, anchylo-, ankylo-. [comb. form repr. Gk ankýlos crooked, curved, ...
ancylostomiasis
ancylostomiasis [an΄sə läs΄tə mī′ə sis, an΄səlō΄stəmī′ə sis; aŋ΄kəläs΄tə mī′ə sis] n. pl. ancylostomiases [an΄sə läs΄tə mīəsēz΄] 〚ModL < ...
Ancyra
An·cy·ra (ăn-sīʹrə) See Ankara. * * *
and
/and/; unstressed /euhnd, euhn/, or, esp. after a homorganic consonant, /n/, conj. 1. (used to connect grammatically coordinate words, phrases, or clauses) along or together ...
AND
/and/, n. a Boolean operator that returns a positive result when both operands are positive. * * *
AND circuit
/and/, Computers. a circuit that is energized only when all of its inputs are energized. * * *
And Fjord
▪ fjord, Norway Norwegian  Andfjorden        fjord, in the Norwegian Sea, indenting northwestern Norway, located between the islands of And (west) and Senja (east). ...
and.
and. abbr. andante. * * *
And.
And. abbr. 1. Andorra. 2. Andorran. * * *
and/or
/and"awr"/, conj. (used to imply that either or both of the things mentioned may be affected or involved): insurance covering fire and/or wind damage. Usage. The combination ...
ANDA
ANDA abbr. abbreviated new drug application. * * *
Anda, Géza
▪ Hungarian pianist and conductor Hungarian form  Anda Géza  born Nov. 19, 1921, Budapest, Hung. died June 14, 1976, Zürich, Switz.       Hungarian pianist and ...
Andalusia
—Andalusian, adj., n. /an'dl ooh"zheuh, -shee euh/, n. 1. Spanish, Andalucía /ahn'dah looh thee"ah, -see"ah/. a region in S Spain, bordering on the Atlantic Ocean and the ...
Andalusian
Andalusian [an΄də lo͞o′zhən, an΄də lo͞o′shən; an΄də lo͞ozhē ən, an΄də lo͞o′shē ən] adj. of Andalusia or its people, language, or culture n. 1. a person ...
andalusite
/an'dl ooh"suyt/, n. Mineral. an orthorhombic form of aluminum silicate, Al2SiO5, found in schistose rocks. [1830-40; named after ANDALUSIA, where it was first found; see ...
Andaman
/an"deuh meuhn/, adj. 1. Also, Andamanese. of or pertaining to the Andaman Islands, the Andamanese people, or their language. n. 2. Andamanese (def. 1). * * *
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
/nik"euh bahr', nik'euh bahr"/ a union territory of India, comprising the Andaman and Nicobar island groups in the E part of the Bay of Bengal, SW of Burma. 188,254; 3143 sq. mi. ...
Andaman Islands
a group of islands of India in the E part of the Bay of Bengal, W of the Malay Peninsula, part of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. 157,821; 2508 sq. mi. (6496 sq. km). * * * ▪ ...
Andaman Sea
a part of the Bay of Bengal, E of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. 300,000 sq. mi. (777,000 sq. km). * * * Sea, part of the Bay of Bengal. Bounded by the Andaman and Nicobar ...
Andamanese
/an'deuh meuh neez", -nees"/, n., pl. Andamanese, adj. n. 1. Also, Andaman. Also called Andaman Islander. a member of a physically distinctive people that comprise the indigenous ...
Andamanese language
      language spoken by the indigenous people of the Andaman Islands. The number of speakers of the language has been steadily decreasing. Andamanese dialects are usually ...
AndamanIslands
An·da·man Islands (ănʹdə-mən) A group of islands in the eastern part of the Bay of Bengal south of Myanmar (Burma). They are separated from the Malay Peninsula by the ...
andamento
/an'deuh men"toh/; It. /ahn'dah men"taw/, n., pl. andamentos, It. andamenta /-tah/. Music. 1. an extended fugue subject. 2. an episode in a fugue. [ < It, equiv. to anda(re) to ...
Andania mysteries
Ancient Greek mystery cult, held in honor of the goddess Demeter and her daughter Kore (Persephone) at Andania in Messenia. It was performed by "holy ones" of both sexes from ...
andante
/ahn dahn"tay, an dan"tee/; It. /ahn dahn"te/, adj., adv., n., pl. andantes. Music. adj., adv. 1. moderately slow and even. n. 2. an andante movement or piece. [1735-45; < It: ...
andantino
/ahn'dahn tee"noh, an'dan-/; It. /ahn'dahn tee"naw/, adj., adv., n., pl. andantinos, It. andantini /-nee/. Music. adj., adv. 1. slightly faster than andante. n. 2. an andantino ...
Andean
/an dee"euhn, an"dee-/, adj. of or like the Andes. [1830-40; ANDE(S) + -AN] * * * (as used in expressions) Andean civilization Andean Geosyncline Andean bear * * *
Andean civilization
Complex of aboriginal cultures that evolved in the Andean region (see Andes Mountains) of western South America before the arrival of the Spanish conquistadores in the 16th ...
Andean Community
▪ South American organization Spanish:  Comunidad Andina (CAN),  formerly (1969–97)  Andean Group        South American organization founded to encourage ...
Andean condor.
See under condor (def. 1). * * *
Andean deer
huemul. * * *
Andean Geosyncline
Linear trough in the Earth's crust in which rocks were deposited in South America in the Mesozoic Era (248–65 million years ago) and Cenozoic Era (65 million years ago to the ...
Andean peoples
▪ South American peoples Introduction  aboriginal inhabitants of the area of the Central Andes in South America.       Although the Andes Mountains extend from ...
Anderlecht
/ahn"deuhrdd lekht'/, n. a city in central Belgium, near Brussels. 103,796. * * *
Anders, William A.
▪ American astronaut in full  William Alison Anders  born Oct. 17, 1933, Hong Kong    U.S. astronaut who participated in the Apollo (Apollo program) 8 flight (Dec. ...
Anders, Władysław
▪ Polish officer born , Aug. 11, 1892, Błonie, Pol., Russian Empire died May 12, 1970, London, Eng.       commanding officer of the Polish army in the Middle East and ...
Andersen
/an"deuhr seuhn/, n. Hans Christian /hanz/, 1805-75, Danish author, esp. of fairy tales. * * *
Andersen Nexö
/ah"neuhrdd seuhn nik"sue/. See Nexö, Martin Andersen. * * *
Andersen Nexø, Martin
▪ Danish author born June 26, 1869, Copenhagen, Denmark died June 1, 1954, Dresden, East Germany [now Germany]       writer who was the first Danish novelist to ...
Andersen's disease
▪ pathology also called  Glycogenosis Type Iv,         extremely rare hereditary metabolic disorder produced by absence of the enzyme amylo-1:4,1:6-transglucosidase, ...
Andersen, Hans Christian
born April 2, 1805, Odense, near Copenhagen, Den. died Aug. 4, 1875, Copenhagen Danish writer of fairy tales. Though reared in poverty, he received a university education. In ...
Andersen, Hjallis
▪ Norwegian speed skater byname of  Hjalmar Johan Andersen   born March 12, 1923, Rødøy, Norway       Norwegian speed skater who won the most decisive victory in ...
Andersen, Tryggve
▪ Norwegian writer born September 27, 1866, Ringsaker, Norway died April 10, 1920, Gran       novelist and short-story writer of the Neoromantic movement in Norway who ...
Andersen,Hans Christian
An·der·sen (ănʹdər-sən), Hans Christian. 1805-1875. Danish writer known for his fairy tales, including “The Princess and the Pea” and “The Ugly Duckling.” * * *
Anderson
/an"deuhr seuhn/, n. 1. Carl David, 1905-91, U.S. physicist: discoverer of the positron; Nobel prize 1936. 2. Dame Judith, 1898-1992, Australian actress in the U.S. 3. Marian, ...
Anderson shelter
n a small hut made of metal that British people put up in their gardens during World War II. The huts were used for shelter when bombs were dropped on their homes by the Germans, ...
Anderson, (James) Maxwell
born Dec. 15, 1888, Atlantic, Pa., U.S. died Feb. 28, 1959, Stamford, Conn. U.S. playwright. He worked as a journalist before cowriting his first successful play, What Price ...
Anderson, Carl
▪ 2005 Carlton Earl Anderson        American actor and singer (b. Feb. 27, 1945, Lynchburg, Va.—d. Feb. 23, 2004, Los Angeles, Calif.), took over the role of Judas in ...
Anderson, Carl David
▪ American physicist born Sept. 3, 1905, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Jan. 11, 1991, San Marino, Calif.       American physicist who, with Victor Francis Hess (Hess, ...
Anderson, Dame Judith
orig. Frances Margaret Anderson born Feb. 10, 1898, Adelaide, S.Aus., Australia died Jan. 3, 1992, Santa Barbara, Calif., U.S. Australian-born U.S. actress. She made her stage ...
Anderson, E S
▪ 2007       British microbiologist (b. Oct. 28, 1911, Newcastle upon Tyne, Eng.—d. March 14, 2006, London, Eng.), established in the 1960s that bacteria develop ...
Anderson, Elda Emma
▪ American physicist born Oct. 5, 1899, Green Lake, Wis., U.S. died April 17, 1961, Oak Ridge, Tenn.       American physicist who played a pivotal role in developing ...
Anderson, Elizabeth Garrett
born June 9, 1836, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, Eng. died Dec. 17, 1917, Aldeburgh British physician. Denied admission to medical schools, she studied privately with physicians and in ...
Anderson, Gillian
▪ American actress born Aug. 9, 1968, Chicago, Ill., U.S.       American actress best known for her role as FBI Special Agent Dana Scully on the television series The ...
Anderson, Helen Eugenie Moore
▪ American diplomat née  Eugenie Moore  born May 26, 1909, Adair, Iowa, U.S. died March 31, 1997, Red Wing, Minn.       American diplomat, the first woman to serve ...
Anderson, Jack
▪ 2006 Jackson Northman Anderson        American journalist (b. Oct. 19, 1922, Long Beach, Calif.—d. Dec. 17, 2005, Bethesda, Md.), exposed political corruption in ...
Anderson, Jervis
▪ 2001       Jamaican-born American biographer and journalist (b. Oct. 1, 1932, Jamaica—found dead Jan. 7, 2000, New York, N.Y.), was a staff writer for The New Yorker ...
Anderson, John Henry
▪ British actor and magician born July 14, 1814, Craigmyle, Aberdeen, Scot. died Feb. 5, 1874, Darlington, Durham, Eng.       Scottish conjurer and actor, the first ...
Anderson, Laurie
born June 5, 1947, Wayne, Ill., U.S. U.S. performance artist. After studying at Barnard College and Columbia University, she began giving performances in New York City in 1973 ...
Anderson, Leroy
born June 29, 1908, Cambridge, Mass., U.S. died May 18, 1975, Woodbury, Conn. U.S. composer of light orchestral music. He studied composition and German and Scandinavian ...
Anderson, Lindsay
born April 17, 1923, Bangalore, India died Aug. 30, 1994, near Angoulême, Fr. English critic and director. He was a founding editor of the film magazine Sequence, and from ...
Anderson, Lindsay Gordon
▪ 1995       British stage and film director (b. April 17, 1923, Bangalore, India—d. Aug. 30, 1994, near Angoulême, France), as one of the original Angry Young Men, ...
Anderson, Maceo
▪ 2002       American tap dancer (b. Sept. 3, 1910, Charleston, S.C.—d. July 4, 2001, Los Angeles, Calif.), was a founding member of the Four Step Brothers, a widely ...
Anderson, Margaret
▪ American author and editor in full  Margaret Caroline Anderson   born Nov. 24, 1886, Indianapolis, Ind., U.S. died Oct. 18, 1973, Le Cannet, France  founder and editor of ...
Anderson, Marian
born Feb. 27, 1897, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S. died April 8, 1993, Portland, Ore. U.S. singer. She was immediately recognized for the beauty of her voice and her artistry at her ...
Anderson, Mary
▪ American actress [1859-1940] born July 28, 1859, Sacramento, Calif., U.S. died May 29, 1940, Broadway, Worcestershire, Eng.  American actress whose popularity rested in ...
Anderson, Maxie
▪ American balloonist byname of  Max Leroy Anderson   born Sept. 10, 1934, Sayre, Okla., U.S. died June 27, 1983, near Bad Brückenau, W.Ger.       balloonist who, ...
Anderson, Maxwell
▪ American playwright born Dec. 15, 1888, Atlantic, Pa., U.S. died Feb. 28, 1959, Stamford, Conn.  prolific playwright noted for his efforts to make verse tragedy a popular ...
Anderson, Michael P.
▪ 2004       American astronaut (b. Dec. 25, 1959, Plattsburgh, N.Y.—d. Feb. 1, 2003, over Texas), was the payload commander and a mission specialist on the space ...
Anderson, Patrick
▪ Canadian poet in full  Patrick John Macallister Anderson  born Aug. 4, 1915, Ashtead, Surrey, Eng. died March 17, 1979, Halstead, Essex       English-born Canadian ...
Anderson, Philip W.
▪ American physicist in full  Philip Warren Anderson   born Dec. 13, 1923, Indianapolis, Ind., U.S.       American physicist and corecipient, with John H. Van Vleck ...
Anderson, Poul
▪ American writer in full  Poul William Anderson  born November 25, 1926, Bristol, Pennsylvania, U.S. died July 31, 2001, Orinda, California       prolific American ...
Anderson, Poul William
▪ 2002       American science-fiction writer (b. Nov. 25, 1926, Bristol, Pa.—d. July 31, 2001, Orinda, Calif.), was the prolific author of more than 100 books of ...
Anderson, Regina M.
▪ American librarian and playwright married name  Regina M. Andrews , pseudonym  Ursala (Ursula) Trelling  born May 21, 1901, Chicago, Illinois, U.S. died February 5, ...
Anderson, Richard Heron
▪ American general born Oct. 7, 1821, Statesburg, S.C., U.S. died June 26, 1879, Beaufort, S.C.  Confederate general in the American Civil War.       Anderson ...
Anderson, Robert Orville
▪ 2008       American oil tycoon born April 13, 1917, Chicago, Ill. died Dec. 2, 2007, Roswell, N.M. was a savvy wildcatter who parlayed a small oil refinery that he ...
Anderson, Sherwood
born Sept. 13, 1876, Camden, Ohio, U.S. died March 8, 1941, Colon, Pan. U.S. author. Anderson was irregularly schooled. Having married, he abruptly left his family and business ...
Anderson, Sparky
▪ American baseball manager byname of  George Lee Anderson  born Feb. 22, 1934, Bridgewater, S.D., U.S.    American professional baseball manager who had a career record ...
Anderson, Viv
▪ British athlete byname of  Vivian Anderson  born July 29, 1956, Nottingham, England    professional football (football () (soccer) player and the first person of African ...
Anderson, William Robert
▪ 2008  commander (ret.), U.S. Navy, and American politician born June 17, 1921, Bakerville, Tenn. died Feb. 25, 2007 , Leesburg, Va. piloted the world's first ...
Anderson,Carl David
Anderson, Carl David. 1905-1991. American physicist. He won a 1936 Nobel Prize for his discovery of the positron. * * *
Anderson,Dame Judith
Anderson, Dame Judith. 1898-1992. Australian-born actress noted for her roles in the plays of Shakespeare and Eugene O'Neill and for her chilling portrayal of Mrs. Danvers in the ...
Anderson,Margaret Caroline
Anderson, Margaret Caroline. 1893?-1973. American editor who founded and edited The Little Review (1914-1929), an influential literary magazine. * * *
Anderson,Marian
Anderson, Marian. 1897-1993. Library of Congress American contralto. Acclaimed for her renditions of spirituals, she was the first African-American singer to perform at New York ...
Anderson,Maxwell
Anderson, Maxwell. 1888-1959. American playwright whose works, some of which are in blank verse, include Both Your Houses, which won a 1933 Pulitzer Prize, and Winterset ...
Anderson,Philip Warren
Anderson, Philip Warren. Born 1923. American physicist. He shared a 1977 Nobel Prize for developments in computer memory systems. * * *
Anderson,Sherwood
Anderson, Sherwood. 1876-1941. American writer whose often autobiographical works include Winesburg, Ohio (1919). * * *
AndersonRiver
Anderson River A river of northwestern Northwest Territories, Canada, meandering about 748 km (465 mi) north, west, and north again to Liverpool Bay, an arm of the Arctic ...
Andersonville
/an"deuhr seuhn vil'/, n. a village in SW Georgia: site of a Confederate military prison. 267. * * * Village, southwestern central Georgia, U.S. It was the site of a Confederate ...
Anderssen, Adolf
▪ German chess player in full  Karl Ernst Adolf Anderssen   born July 6, 1818, Breslau, Prussia [now Wrocław, Poland] died March 13, 1879, Breslau        chess ...
Andersson, Bibi
▪ Swedish actress original name  Birgitta Andersson   born November 11, 1935, Stockholm, Sweden       Swedish actress noted primarily for her appearance in films by ...
Andersson, Dan
▪ Swedish author in full  Daniel Andersson  born April 6, 1888, Skattlösberg, Sweden died September 16, 1920, Stockholm       poet and prose writer, an early ...
Andersson, Johan Gunnar
▪ Swedish archaeologist and geologist born , July 3, 1874, Knista, Swed. died Oct. 29, 1960, Stockholm       Swedish geologist and archaeologist whose work laid the ...
Andersson, Ove
▪ 2009       Swedish rally race car driver and manager born Jan. 3, 1938, Dannemora, Swed. died June 11, 2008, George, S.Af. transformed Toyota's rally car team into a ...
Andes
/an"deez/, n. (used with a pl. v.) a mountain range in W South America, extending ab. 4500 mi. (7250 km) from N Colombia and Venezuela S to Cape Horn. Highest peak, Aconcagua, ...
Andes (Mountains)
Andes (Mountains) [an′dēz΄] mountain system extending the length of W South America: highest peak, Aconcagua * * *
Andes lightning
an electrical discharge of the corona type, occurring over mountains when the atmosphere is electrically disturbed. Also called Andes glow, Andes lights. * * *
Andes Mountains
Mountain system, western South America. One of the great natural features of the globe, the Andes extend north-south about 5,500 mi (8,850 km). They run parallel to the ...
andesine
/an"deuh zeen'/, n. a mineral, intermediate in the plagioclase feldspar group, having a play of colors and usually found as crystals in igneous rocks. [1860-65; named after ...
andesite
—andesitic /an'deuh zit"ik/, adj. /an"deuh zuyt'/, n. a dark-colored volcanic rock composed essentially of plagioclase feldspar and one or more mafic minerals, as hornblende or ...
ANDgate
AND gate n. A logic gate that simulates the function of the logical operator AND. It emits a signal only if all input wires receive coincident signals. * * *
Andhra Pradesh
/ahn"dreuh preuh daysh"/ a state in SE India, formed from portions of Madras and Hyderabad states 1956. 48,630,000; 105,963 sq. mi. (274,444 sq. km). Cap.: Hyderabad. * * ...
andiamo
/ahn dyah"maw/, interj. Italian. let's go; hurry up. * * *
Andie
/an"dee/, n. a male or female given name. * * *
Andijon
An·di·jon or An·di·jan also An·di·zhan (ăn'dĭ-zhănʹ, än-dĭ-zhänʹ) A city of eastern Uzbekistan east-southeast of Tashkent. It is an industrial center in a ...
Andikithira
/an'di ki thear"euh/; Gk. /ahn'dee kee"thee rddah/, n. Antikythera. * * *
andiron
/and"uy'euhrn/, n. one of a pair of metal stands, usually of iron or brass, for holding logs in a fireplace. [1250-1300; ME aundyr(n)e, AF aundyre, with the 2d syll. taken as ME ...
Andisol
▪ soil type  one of the 12 soil orders in the U.S. Soil Taxonomy (soil). Andisols are defined by the single property of having volcanic-ash parent material. Although these ...
Andizhan
/ahn'di zhahn"/; Russ. /un dyi zhahn"/, n. a city in E Uzbekistan, SE of Tashkent. 230,000. * * *
Andō Shōeki
▪ Japanese philosopher flourished c. 1750       Japanese philosopher considered to be one of the forerunners of the 19th-century movement to restore power to the ...
Andō Tadao
▪ Japanese architect born September 13, 1941, Ōsaka, Japan       one of Japan's leading contemporary architects. He is best known for his minimalist (minimalism) ...
Ando, Momofuku
▪ 2008       Japanese food executive born March 5, 1910 , Chiayi, Taiwan died Jan. 5, 2007, Okeda, Japan was the founder of Nissin Food Products Co. and the inventor ...
Andocides
born с 440 died c. 390 BC Athenian orator and politician. He went into exile (415–403 BC) after being implicated in and having informed on those responsible for the ...
Andong
▪ South Korea       city, North Kyŏngsang do (province), east-central South Korea. It lies 215 miles (345 km) from the mouth of the Naktong River, at the terminus of ...
andoroba
/an'deuh roh"beuh/, n. carapa. [ < Pg andiroba < Tupi nhandiroba] * * *
Andorra
—Andorran, adj., n. /an dawr"euh, -dor"euh/; Sp. /ahn dawrdd"rddah/, n. 1. a republic in the E Pyrenees between France and Spain, under the joint suzerainty of France and the ...
Andorra la Vella
Town (pop., 2001 est.: 20,800), capital of Andorra. It lies near the confluence of the Valira and Valira del Norte rivers. The town long remained relatively isolated from the ...
Andorra, flag of
▪ Flag History       vertically striped blue-yellow-red national flag with a central coat of arms (arms, coat of). It has a width-to-length ratio of approximately 2 to ...
Andorran
See Andorra. * * *
Andosol
▪ FAO soil group  one of the 30 soil groups in the classification system of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) (soil). Andosols are highly porous, dark-coloured ...
andouille
andouille [än do͞o′yə, ändo͞o′ē; ] Fr [ än do͞o′y'] n. 1. in France, a large sausage containing mainly pork tripe and chitterlings 2. in the cooking of the Cajuns, ...
Andover
/an"doh veuhr, -deuh-/, n. a city in NE Massachusetts. 26,370. * * * ▪ England, United Kingdom       market town, Test Valley district, administrative and historic ...
andr-
var. of andro- before a vowel: android. * * *
Andrada e Silva
/aonn drddah"deuh e seel"veuh/ José Bonifacio de /zhaw ze" baw'nee fah"syoo di/, 1763-1838, Brazilian statesman and scientist: architect of Brazilian independence. * * *
Andrada e Silva, José Bonifácio de
known as José Bonifácio born с 1763, Santos, Braz. died April 6, 1838, Niterói Chief architect of Brazil's independence from Portugal. Andrada was born in Brazil but ...
Andrada e Silva, José Bonifáciode
An·dra·da e Sil·va (ăɴ-dräʹdə ĕsēlʹvə), José Bonifácio de. 1763?-1838. Brazilian politician, scientist, and poet who led the movement for Brazilian independence ...
Andrade, Carlos Drummond de
▪ Brazilian poet and journalist born Oct. 31, 1902, Itabira, Braz. died Aug. 17, 1987, Rio de Janeiro       poet, journalist, author of crônicas (a short ...
Andrade, Eugenio de
▪ 2006 José Fontinhas        Portuguese poet (b. Jan. 19, 1923, Póvoa de Atalia, Port.—d. June 13, 2005, Porto, Port.), was strongly influenced by Surrealism and ...
Andrade, Jorge
▪ Brazilian playwright in full  Aluísio Jorge Andrade Franco   born April 21, 1922, Barretos, Brazil died March 13, 1984, São Paulo       one of the most powerful ...
Andrade, Mário de
▪ Brazilian writer in full  Mário Raul De Morais Andrade   born Oct. 9, 1893, São Paulo, Braz. died Feb. 25, 1945, São Paulo       writer whose chief importance ...
Andrade, Mário Pinto de
▪ Angolan writer in full  Mário Coelho Pinto De Andrade   born Aug. 21, 1928, Golungo-Alto, Angola died , August 26, 1990, London, Eng.       Angolan writer and ...
Andrade, Oswald de
▪ Brazilian author in full  José Oswald De Sousa Andrade   born Jan. 11, 1890, São Paulo, Brazil died Oct. 22, 1954, São Paulo       poet, playwright, and ...
andradite
/an"dreuh duyt'/, n. a mineral, calcium-iron garnet, Ca3Fe2Si3O2, occurring in brown, green, or black crystals. [1830-40; named after J. B. de ANDRADA E SILVA; see -ITE1] * * ...
andragogy
/an"dreuh goh'jee, -goj'ee/, n. the methods or techniques used to teach adults. [ANDR- + (PED)AGOGY; see -AGOGUE, -Y3] * * *
Andragoras
▪ Seleucid satrap of Parthia died c. 238 BC       Seleucid satrap (governor) of Parthia during the mid-3rd century. He apparently defied Seleucid imperial authority, ...
Andrássy
/an dras"ee/; Hung. /on"drddah shee/, n. 1. Count Julius, 1823-90, Hungarian statesman. 2. his son, Count Julius (Gyula), 1860-1929, Hungarian statesman. * * *
Andrássy Gyula, Count
born March 3, 1823, Kassa, Hung., Austrian Empire died Feb. 18, 1890, Volosco, Istria, Austria-Hungary Hungarian politician. A follower of Kossuth Lajos, Andrássy helped lead ...
Andrássy, Gyula, Count (Gróf)
▪ prime minister of Hungary German in full  Julius, Graf (Count) Andrássy von Csikszentkirály und Krasznahorka  born March 3, 1823, Kassa, Hung., Austrian Empire [now ...
André
/ahn"dray/ or, for 1, /an"dree/; for 2 also Fr. /ahonn drdday"/, n. 1. John, 1751-80, British major hanged as a spy by the Americans in the Revolutionary War: plotted the ...
André Le Chapelain
▪ French author Latin  Andreas Capellanus   flourished 12th century       French writer on the art of courtly love, best known for his three-volume treatise Liber de ...
André Previn
➡ Previn * * *
Andre, Carl
born Sept. 16, 1935, Quincy, Mass., U.S. U.S. sculptor. The son of a draftsman for a shipbuilding firm, he attended Phillips Andover Academy and Northeastern University. He ...
André, John
born May 2, 1750, London, Eng. died Oct. 2, 1780, Tappan, N.Y., U.S. British army officer and spy. From 1774 he was the chief intelligence officer of the British commander ...
André,John
An·dré (änʹdrā, ănʹdrē), John. 1751-1780. British army officer hanged as a spy in the American Revolution for conspiring with Benedict Arnold. * * *
Andrea
/an"dree euh, ahn"-, ahn dray"euh/, n. a male or female given name, Latinized form of Andrew. * * * (as used in expressions) Andrea del Sarto Andrea d'Agnolo Castagno Andrea ...
Andrea da Barberino
▪ Italian author and singer pseudonym of  Andrea de'Mangiabotti  born c. 1370, Barberino di Val d'Elsa, near Florence [Italy] died c. 1432, Florence       ballad ...
Andrea da Firenze
▪ Italian painter also called  Andrea di Bonaiuti  flourished c. 1346 died after May 16, 1379  Florentine fresco painter whose considerable ability is demonstrated by his ...
Andrea del Sarto
/ahn dray"euh del sahr"toh/; It. /ahn drdde"ah del sahrdd"taw/ 1. (Andrea Domenico d'Annolo di Francesco) 1486-1531, Italian painter. 2. (italics) a dramatic monologue (1855) by ...
Andrea Dworkin
➡ Dworkin * * *
Andreadel Sarto
An·dre·a del Sar·to (än-drā'ə dĕl särʹtō), Originally Andrea d'Agnolo di Francesco. 1486-1531. Italian painter whose works, including a fresco cycle of the life of ...
Andreani, Andrea
▪ Italian printmaker born c. 1560, Mantua died c. 1623  Italian printmaker known especially for his chiaroscuro printing, a technique developed in the early 16th century to ...
Andreanof Islands
/an'dree an"awf, -of, ahn'dree ah"nawf, -nof/; Russ. /un drddyi yah"neuhf/ a group of islands in the W part of the Aleutian Islands. 1432 sq. mi. (3710 sq. km). * * * Group of ...
AndreanofIslands
An·dre·a·nof Islands (ăn'drē-ănʹəf, -ôf, än'drē-äʹnəf) A group of islands of southwest Alaska in the central Aleutian Islands. * * *
Andreas
(as used in expressions) Brinkman Johannes Andreas Feininger Andreas Bernhard Lyonel Feuerbach Ludwig Andreas Fibiger Johannes Andreas Grib Papandreou Andreas Georgios Andreas ...
Andreas-Salomé, Lou
▪ German writer born Feb. 12, 1861, St. Petersburg, Russia died Feb. 5, 1937, Göttingen, Ger.       Russian-German writer remembered for her friendships with the great ...
Andreessen, Marc
▪ 1997       From recent college grad to cofounder of Netscape Communications Corp., computer programmer Marc Andreessen accomplished what many could only dream of. At ...
Andreev,Leonid Nikolaevich
An·dre·ev or An·dre·yev (än-drāʹəf, -yəf), Leonid Nikolaevich. 1871-1919. Russian writer noted for his realistic and pessimistic stories, novels, and plays. * * *
Andrei
(as used in expressions) Andrei Friedmann Rublev Andrei Andrei Rublyov Tupolev Andrei Nikolayevich * * *
Andreini family
Italian actors. After their marriage, Francesco Andreini (1548–1624) and Isabella Canali Andreini (1562–1604) founded the Compagnia dei Gelosi, one of the earliest and most ...
Andreini, Francesco
▪ Italian actor born 1548, Pistoia [Italy] died Aug. 20, 1624, Mantua       Italian actor of commedia dell'arte who, with his wife, Isabella Andreini (Andreini, ...
Andreini, Giovambattista
▪ Italian actor and author born Feb. 9, 1579?, Florence [Italy] died June 7/8, 1654, Reggio nell'Emilia, Sicily       actor of commedia dell'arte and son of Francesco ...
Andreini, Isabella
▪ Italian actress and author née  Isabella Canali  born 1562, Padua, republic of Venice [Italy] died July 10, 1604, Lyon, France  Italian leading lady of the Compagnia dei ...
Andreis, Felix de
▪ American priest in full  Andrew James Felix Bartholomew De Andreis   born Dec. 13, 1778, Demonte, Piedmont [Italy] died Oct. 15, 1820, St. Louis, Missouri territory ...
Andreotti, Giulio
▪ prime minister of Italy born January 14, 1919, Rome, Italy    Christian Democratic (Italian Popular Party) politician who was several times prime minister of Italy in the ...
Andretti
/an dret"ee/, n. Mario (Gabriel), born 1940, U.S. racing-car driver. * * *
Andretti, Mario
▪ American race–car driver in full  Mario Gabriel Andretti  born February 28, 1940, Montona, Italy       Italian-born American automobile-racing driver who drove ...
Andretti, Mario (Gabriel)
born Feb. 28, 1940, Montona, Italy Italian-born U.S. automobile-racing driver. He became interested in racing in Italy before moving to the U.S. in 1955. His notable wins ...
Andrew
/an"drooh/, n. 1. one of the 12 apostles of Jesus. Mark 3:18; John 1:40-42. 2. a male given name: from a Greek word meaning "manly." * * * (as used in expressions) Andrew ...
Andrew Carnegie
➡ Carnegie (I) * * *
Andrew Huxley
➡ Huxley * * *
Andrew I
▪ Russian prince Russian in full  Andrey Yuryevich Bogolyubsky  born c. 1111 died June 1174, Bogolyubovo, near Vladimir, Russia       prince of Rostov-Suzdal (1157) ...
Andrew II
Hungarian Endre born 1175 died Oct. 26, 1235 King of Hungary (1205–35). His reign was marked by controversy with the landed nobility, who drained royal funds and reduced ...
Andrew Irvine
➡ Mallory and Irvine * * *
Andrew Jackson
➡ Jackson (I) * * *
Andrew Jackson: A Permanent Habitation for the American Indians
▪ Primary Source              As an army officer and as an Indian agent for the War Department, Andrew Jackson had helped to implement the policy of removing the ...
Andrew Jackson: Farewell Address
▪ Primary Source              In his Farewell Address, written with the help of Chief Justice Roger B. Taney and delivered March 4, 1837, Andrew Jackson reviewed ...
Andrew Jackson: First Annual Message to Congress
▪ Primary Source              The election of Andrew Jackson in 1828 marked several important changes in American political life. Traditionally, the President had ...
Andrew Jackson: First Inaugural Address
▪ Primary Source       Wednesday, March 4, 1829       About to undertake the arduous duties that I have been appointed to perform by the choice of a free people, ...
Andrew Jackson: On Indian Removal
▪ Primary Source              Westward expansion brought the United States into contact with numerous Indian tribes, and the admission of new states brought ...
Andrew Jackson: Second Inaugural Address
▪ Primary Source       Monday, March 4, 1833       The will of the American people, expressed through their unsolicited suffrages, calls me before you to pass ...
Andrew Johnson: Proclamation of Amnesty and Pardon for the Confederate States
▪ Primary Source       On May 29, 1865, President Johnson issued a proclamation of amnesty and pardon for the citizens of those Confederate states that had not been ...
Andrew Lloyd Webber
➡ Lloyd Webber * * *
Andrew Marr
➡ Marr * * *
Andrew Marvell
➡ Marvell * * *
Andrew Mellon
➡ Mellon * * *
Andrew Motion
➡ Motion * * *
Andrew Of Caesarea
▪ bishop and author flourished 7th century       bishop of Caesarea, and the author of possibly the most significant Greek commentary on the book of Revelation ...
Andrew Of Carniola
▪ archbishop of Carniola also called  Andrew Of Kraina   died Nov. 13, 1484, Basel, Switz.       archbishop, advocate of conciliar rule in the Western church—i.e., ...
Andrew of Crete
A.D. c650-730, Greek poet and Orthodox archbishop of Crete. * * *
Andrew of Crete, Saint
▪ archbishop of Gortyna, Crete born c. 660, Damascus, Syria died July 4, 740; feast day July 4       archbishop of Gortyna, Crete, regarded by the Greek Church as one ...
Andrew Of Lonjumel
▪ French diplomat Lonjumel also spelled  Longjumeau , or  Longumeau  flourished 1238–53       French Dominican friar who, as an ambassador of Louis IX (St. Louis) ...
Andrew Wyeth
➡ Wyeth * * *
Andrew Young
➡ Young (I) * * *
Andrew, John Albion
▪ governor of Massachusetts born May 31, 1818, Windham, Maine, U.S. died Oct. 30, 1867, Boston  U.S. antislavery leader who, as governor of Massachusetts during the Civil ...
Andrew, Saint
died AD 60/70, Patras, Achaia; feast day November 30 One of the Twelve Apostles, brother of St. Peter, and patron saint of Scotland and Russia. According to the Gospels, he was ...
Andrew,Saint
An·drew (ănʹdro͞o), Saint. One of the 12 Apostles. According to legend, he was martyred at Patrai (c. A.D. 60). * * *
Andrewes
/an"droohz/, n. Lancelot, 1555-1626, English theologian: one of the translators of the Authorized Version of the Bible. * * *
Andrewes, Lancelot
▪ English theologian born 1555, London, Eng. died Sept. 26, 1626, London       theologian and court preacher who sought to defend and advance Anglican doctrines during ...
Andrews
/an"droohz/, n. 1. Charles McLean /meuh klayn"/, 1863-1943, U.S. historian and author. 2. Frank Maxwell, 1884-1943, U.S. Air Force general. 3. Julie (Julia Elizabeth Wells) born ...
Andrews Sisters, the
▪ American singing group  singing trio, one of the most popular American musical acts of the 1940s. The group's renditions of swing tunes in close harmony sold millions of ...
Andrews, Charles McLean
▪ American historian born Feb. 22, 1863, Wethersfield, Conn., U.S. died Sept. 9, 1943, New Haven, Conn.       U.S. teacher and historian whose Colonial Period of ...
Andrews, Dame Julie
orig. Julia Elizabeth Wells born Oct. 1, 1935, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, Eng. British-U.S. actress and singer. She made her London debut at 12 in a revue and her New York City ...
Andrews, Dana
▪ American actor in full  Carver Dana Andrews   born Jan. 1, 1909, Collins, Miss., U.S. died Dec. 17, 1992, Los Angeles, Calif.  American actor, a handsome leading man who ...
Andrews, Fannie Fern Phillips
▪ American pacifist and author née  Fannie Fern Phillips   born Sept. 25, 1867, Margaretville, N.S., Can. died Jan. 23, 1950, Somerville, Mass., ...
Andrews, Frank M
▪ United States general born Feb. 3, 1884, Nashville, Tenn., U.S. died May 3, 1943, Iceland  U.S. soldier and air force officer who contributed signally to the evolution of ...
Andrews, Maxene
▪ 1996       U.S. singer and entertainer (b. Jan. 3, 1916, Minneapolis, Minn.—d. Oct. 21, 1995, Hyannis, Mass.), formed, with her two sisters, Patty and LaVerne, the ...
Andrews, Michael James
▪ 1996       British painter (b. Oct. 30, 1928, Norwich, Norfolk, England—d. July 19, 1995, London, England), had a relatively small output of sizable, delicately ...
Andrews, Roy Chapman
born Jan. 26, 1884, Beloit, Wis., U.S. died March 11, 1960, Carmel, Calif. U.S. naturalist, explorer, and author. In 1906 he joined the staff of the American Museum of Natural ...
Andrews, Thomas
▪ Irish chemist born Dec. 19, 1813, Belfast, Ire. died Nov. 26, 1885, Belfast  chemist and physicist who established the concepts of critical temperature and pressure and ...
Andrex{™}
a make of toilet paper. Its popular advertisements have often used a Labrador puppy (= young dog). * * *
Andrey
(as used in expressions) Gromyko Andrey Andreyevich Sakharov Andrey Dmitriyevich Tarkovsky Andrey Arsenyevich Voznesensky Andrey Andreyevich Vyshinsky Andrey Yanuaryevich Zhdanov ...
Andreyev
/ahn dray"euhf/; Russ. /un drddye"yif/, n. Leonid Nikolaevich /lee"euh nid nik'euh luy"euh vich/; Russ. /lyi u nyeet" nyi ku lah"yi vyich/, 1871-1919, Russian novelist, ...
Andreyev, Leonid Nikolayevich
▪ Russian author Andreyev also spelled  Andreev   born Aug. 21 [Aug. 9, Old Style], 1871, Oryol, Russia died Sept. 12, 1919, Kuokkala, Fin.       novelist whose best ...
Andreyev,Leonid Nikolaevich
An·dre·yev (än-drāʹəf, -yəf), Leonid Nikolaevich. See Andreev, Leonid Nikolaevich. * * *


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