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Andreyevich
(as used in expressions) Arakcheyev Aleksey Andreyevich Count Gromyko Andrey Andreyevich Rimsky Korsakov Nikolay Andreyevich Suslov Mikhail Andreyevich Voznesensky Andrey ...
Andria
An·dri·a (änʹdrē-ə) A city of southern Italy west-northwest of Bari. The imposing Castel del Monte, built in the 13th century, is nearby. Population: 83,319. * * * ▪ ...
Andrianov, Nikolay
▪ Soviet athlete born 1952, Vladimir, Russia, U.S.S.R.    Soviet gymnast who won 15 Olympic medals, a record for male gymnasts.       Andrianov began his gymnastics ...
Andric
/ahn"drddich/, n. Ivo /ee"vaw/ 1892-1975, Yugoslavian poet, novelist, and short-story writer: Nobel prize 1961. * * *
Andric, Ivo
An·drić (änʹdrĭch), Ivo. 1892-1975. Yugoslavian writer. He won the 1961 Nobel Prize for literature. * * * born Oct. 10, 1892, Dolac, near Travnik, Bosnia died March 13, ...
Andrić,Ivo
An·drić (änʹdrĭch), Ivo. 1892-1975. Yugoslavian writer. He won the 1961 Nobel Prize for literature. * * *
Andries
(as used in expressions) Pretorius Andries Wilhelmus Jacobus Treurnicht Andries Petrus Andries van Wesel * * *
Andrieux, François
▪ French lawyer and dramatist in full  François-Guillaume-Jean-Stanislas Andrieux   born May 6, 1759, Strasbourg, France died May 10, 1833, Paris       French lawyer ...
andro-
a combining form meaning "male," used in the formation of compound words: androsterone. Also, andr-. [ < Gk andró(s), gen. of anér man; akin to Skt nar-, Albanian njerí ...
androcentric
—androcentrism, n. —androcentrist, n. /an'dreuh sen"trik/, adj. centered on, emphasizing, or dominated by males or masculine interests: an androcentric society; an ...
androcentrism
See androcentric. * * *
androcentrist
See androcentrism. * * *
Androcles
/an"dreuh kleez'/, n. Rom. Legend. a slave who was spared in the arena by a lion from whose foot he had long before extracted a thorn. Also, Androclus /an"dreuh kleuhs/. * * ...
Androcles and the Lion
a comedy (1913) by G. B. Shaw. * * *
androclinium
/an'dreuh klin"ee euhm/, n., pl. androclinia /-klin"ee euh/. Bot. clinandrium. [ < NL, equiv. to andro- ANDRO- + -clinium < Gk klínion, dim. of klíne bed; see -IUM] * * *
androconium
/an'dreuh koh"nee euhm/, n., pl. androconia /-nee euh/. a scale on the forewing of certain male butterflies from which an odor attractive to females is emitted. [1875-80; < NL, ...
androcracy
—androcratic /an'dreuh krat"ik/, adj. /an drok"reuh see/, n. social and political rule by men. [ANDRO- + -CRACY] * * *
androdioecious
—androdioecism /an'droh duy ee"siz euhm/, n. /an'droh duy ee"sheuhs/, adj. Bot. having staminate and monoclinous flowers on separate plants of the same species. [1875-80; ...
androecial
See androecium. * * *
androecium
—androecial /an dree"sheuhl/, adj. /an dree"shee euhm/, n., pl. androecia /-shee euh/. Bot. the stamens of a flower collectively. [1830-40; < NL < Gk andr- ANDR- + oikíon, ...
androgen
—androgenic /an'dreuh jen"ik/, adj. /an"dreuh jeuhn, -jen'/, n. Biochem. any substance, as testosterone or androsterone, that promotes male characteristics. [1935-40; ANDRO- + ...
androgeneticalopecia
an·dro·ge·net·ic alopecia (ăn'drō-jə-nĕtʹĭk) n. 1. See male pattern baldness. 2. A condition of hair loss in women similar to male pattern baldness, but beginning ...
androgenic
See androgen. * * *
androgenichormone
androgenic hormone n. See androgen. * * *
androgenization
See androgenize. * * *
androgenize
an·drog·e·nize (ăn-drŏjʹə-nīz') tr.v. an·drog·e·nized, an·drog·e·niz·ing, an·drog·e·niz·es To treat with male hormones, usually in large ...
androgenous
/an droj"euh neuhs/, adj. Biol. pertaining to the production of or tending to produce male offspring. [1750-60; ANDRO- + -GENOUS] * * *
Androgeus
/an droj"ee euhs, -yoohs/, n. Class. Myth. a son of Minos and Pasiphaë who fell victim to Athenian King Aegeus: in revenge, Minos waged war on the Athenians and forced them to ...
androgyne
/an"dreuh juyn'/, n. 1. an androgynous plant. 2. an androgynous person, as one who chooses unisex clothing. 3. a female pseudohermaphrodite. 4. a being of ambiguous sexual ...
androgynous
—androgyny, n. /an droj"euh neuhs/, adj. 1. being both male and female; hermaphroditic. 2. having both masculine and feminine characteristics. 3. having an ambiguous sexual ...
androgynously
See androgynous. * * *
androgyny
See androgynously. * * *       condition in which characteristics of both sexes are clearly expressed in a single individual. In biology, androgyny refers to individuals ...
android
/an"droyd/, n. an automaton in the form of a human being. [1720-30; < NL androides. See ANDR-, -OID] * * * ▪ operating system        operating system for cellular ...
andrology
/an drol"euh jee/, n. the study of the functions and diseases peculiar to males, esp. of the reproductive organs. [1970-75; ANDRO- + -LOGY] * * *
Andromache
/an drom"euh kee'/, n. 1. Class. Myth. the wife of Hector and mother of Astyanax. 2. (italics) a tragedy (c419 B.C.) by Euripides. * * * ▪ Greek mythology       in ...
Andromaque
/ahonn drddaw mannk"/, n. a tragedy (1667) by Racine. * * *
andromeda
/an drom"i deuh/, n. See Japanese andromeda. [special use of ANDROMEDA] * * * In Greek mythology, the wife of Perseus. She was the daughter of King Cepheus and Queen Cassiope ...
Andromeda
/an drom"i deuh/, n., gen. Andromedae /-dee'/ for 2. 1. Class. Myth. an Ethiopian princess, the daughter of Cassiopeia and wife of Perseus, by whom she had been rescued from a ...
Andromeda galaxy
Astron. a spiral galaxy, appearing to the naked eye as a fuzzy oval patch in the constellation Andromeda; it is a close neighbor to our own galaxy. * * * or M31 Great spiral ...
Andromeda strain
an infectious pathogen that mutates unpredictably into new forms and shows extreme resistance to destruction by conventional means. [1970-75; after such a pathogen in a novel of ...
andromonoecious
—andromonoecism /an'droh meuh nee"siz euhm/, n. /an'droh meuh nee"sheuhs/, adj. Bot. having staminate and monoclinous flowers on the same plant. [1875-80; ANDRO- + ...
andron
/an"dron/, n. 1. (in an ancient Greek house) an apartment for men, esp. one for banqueting. 2. (in an ancient Roman house) a passage between two peristyles. [ < Gk, equiv. to ...
Andron
/an"dron/, n. Class. Myth. a son of Anius who was given the power of prophecy by Apollo. Also, Andrus. * * *
Andronicos, Manolis
▪ Greek archaeologist Andronicos also spelled  Andronikos  born Oct. 23, 1919, Bursa, Tur. died Mar. 30, 1992, Salonika, Greece       Greek archaeologist who ...
Andronicus
(as used in expressions) Andronicus I Comnenus Andronicus II Palaeologus Andronicus III Palaeologus * * *
Andronicus I Comnenus
born 1118, Constantinople died Sept. 1185, Constantinople Byzantine emperor (1183–85), the last of the Comnenus dynasty. A cousin of Manuel I Comnenus, he raised an army and ...
Andronicus II Palaeologus
born с 1260, Constantinople died Feb. 13, 1332, Constantinople Byzantine emperor (1282–1328). The son of Michael VIII Palaeologus, he was an intellectual and theologian ...
Andronicus III Palaeologus
born March 25, 1297, Constantinople died June 15, 1341, Constantinople Byzantine emperor (1328–41). He forced his grandfather Andronicus II Palaeologus to make him coemperor ...
Andronicus IV Palaeologus
▪ Byzantine emperor also spelled  Andronikos IV Palaiologos  born April 11, 1348, Constantinople, Byzantine Empire [now Istanbul, Turkey] died June 28, 1385, Selymbria [now ...
Andronicus Of Cyrrhus
▪ Greek astronomer also called  Andronicus Cyrrhestes   flourished c. 100 BC       Greek astronomer best known as the architect of the horologium at Athens called the ...
Andronicus Of Rhodes
▪ Greek philosopher also called  Andronicus Rhodius   flourished 1st century BC       Greek philosopher noted for his meticulous editing and commentary of ...
androphore
/an"dreuh fawr', -fohr'/, n. Bot. a stalk or column supporting the stamens, formed by the fusion of their filaments. [1815-25; ANDRO- + -PHORE] * * *
Andropov
/an droh"pawf, -pof/, n. a former name (1984-90) of Rybinsk. * * *
Andropov, Yury (Vladimirovich)
born June 15, 1914, Nagutskoye, Russia died Feb 9, 1984, Moscow, Russia, U.S.S.R. Soviet leader. He joined the Communist Party in 1939 and rose rapidly in the party hierarchy. ...
Andropov, Yury Vladimirovich
▪ president of Union of Soviet Socialist Republics born June 15 [June 2, Old Style], 1914, Nagutskoye, Russia died Feb 9, 1984, Moscow  head of the Soviet Union's KGB (State ...
Andropov,Yuri
An·dro·pov (ăn-drŏpʹôf), Yuri. 1914-1984. Soviet politician who was general secretary of the Communist Party from 1982 to 1984. * * *
Andros
/an"dreuhs/, n. 1. Sir Edmund, 1637-1714, British governor in the American colonies, 1686-89, 1692-98. 2. the largest island in the Bahamas, in the W part of the group. 8845; ...
Andros Island
▪ island, The Bahamas       largest island of The Bahamas (Bahamas, The), lying 25 miles (40 km) west of New Providence Island and about 125 miles (200 km) ...
Andros, Sir Edmund
born Dec. 6, 1637, London, Eng. died Feb. 24, 1714, London English colonial administrator in North America. Appointed governor of New York and New Jersey in 1674, he was ...
Andros,Sir Edmund
An·dros (ănʹdrŏs, -drəs), Sir Edmund. 1637-1714. English colonial administrator in America whose attempt to unify the New England colonies under his governorship ...
androsace
/an dros"euh kee', -euh see'/, n. any plant of the genus Androsace, of the primrose family, having basal leaves and white or reddish flowers. [ < NL < Gk andrósakes a marine ...
Androscoggin
/an'dreuh skog"in/, n. a river flowing from NE New Hampshire through SW Maine into the Kennebec River. 171 mi. (275 km) long. * * * ▪ county, Maine, United ...
Androscoggin River
▪ river, United States  river in northeastern New Hampshire and southern Maine, U.S. It flows south from Umbabog Lake to Gorham, N.H., east to Jay, Maine, and then south ...
androsphinx
/an"dreuh sfingks'/, n., pl. androsphinxes, androsphinges /-sfin'jeez/. a sphinx with the head of a man. [1600-10; < Gk; see ANDRO-, SPHINX] * * *
androspore
/an"dreuh spawr', -spohr'/, n. Bot. the zoospore of certain algae that develops into a small male plant producing antherozoids. [1860-65; ANDRO- + SPORE] * * *
androsterone
/an dros"teuh rohn'/, n. Biochem. a sex hormone, C19H30O2, usually present in male urine. [1930-35; ANDRO- + STER(OL) + -ONE] * * *
Androuet du Cerceau
/ahonn drddooh e dyuu serdd soh"/ 1. Jacques /zhahk/, (Jacques Androuet), c1510-84, architect, author, and illustrator of architectural books. 2. his sons, Baptiste /bann ...
Andrus
/an"dreuhs/, n. Class. Myth. Andron. * * *
Andrusovo, Truce of
▪ Russia-Poland [1667] Polish  Andruszow        (Jan. 30 [Feb. 9, New Style], 1667), long-lasting treaty that ended the Thirteen Years' War (1654–67) between Russia ...
Andrzejewski, Jerzy
▪ Polish author born August 19, 1909, Warsaw, Russian Empire [now in Poland] died April 19, 1983, Warsaw, Poland       Polish novelist, short-story writer, and ...
Andsnes, Leif Ove
▪ 2008 born April 7, 1970, Karmøy, Nor.       By 2007 it was clear that pianist Leif Ove Andsnes was practically a hero in Norway and effectively his country's musical ...
Andújar
▪ Spain       city, Jaén provincia (province), in the comunidad autónoma (autonomous community) of Andalusia, southern Spain, northwest of Jaén city, on the ...
Andvari
/ahn"dwah ree/, n. Scand. Legend. a dwarf from whom Loki extorted a treasure, including a magic ring, to give to Hreidmar as wergild for the killing of Otter: Andvari then cursed ...
Andy
/an"dee/, n. 1. a male given name, form of Andrew. 2. a female given name, form of Andrea. * * *
Andy Capp{™}
a humorous character in a British strip cartoon created by Reg Smythe (1917–1998) and appearing in the Daily Mirror since 1957. The cartoon also appears in newspapers in the ...
Andy Griffith Show, The
▪ American television program       American television comedy series that aired on the Columbia Broadcasting System (now CBS Corporation) from 1960 to 1968. During its ...
Andy Hardy
➡ Hardy (I) * * *
Andy Warhol
➡ Warhol * * *
Andy Williams
➡ Williams (II) * * *
ane
/ayn/, adj., n., pron. Chiefly Scot. one. [1350-1400; ME (North) an, var. of on ONE] * * *
anear
/euh near"/, adv., prep. Archaic. near. [1725-35; a- (semantically empty, perh. by analogy with AFAR; cf. APAST) + NEAR] * * *
anecdotage
anecdotage1 /an"ik doh'tij/, n. anecdotes collectively. [1815-25; ANECDOTE + -AGE] anecdotage2 /an"ik doh'tij/, n. Facetious. the state of being advanced in age and strongly ...
anecdotal
—anecdotalism, n. —anecdotally, adv. /an"ik doht'l, an'ik doht"l/, adj. 1. pertaining to, resembling, or containing anecdotes: an anecdotal history of jazz. 2. (of the ...
anecdotalist
See anecdotal. * * *
anecdotally
See anecdotalist. * * *
anecdote
/an"ik doht'/, n. a short account of a particular incident or event of an interesting or amusing nature, often biographical. [1670-80; < NL anecdota or F anecdotes < LGk, Gk ...
anecdotic
—anecdotically, adv. /an'ik dot"ik/, adj. 1. anecdotal. 2. fond of telling anecdotes. Also, anecdotical. [1780-90; ANECDOTE + -IC] * * *
anecdotically
See anecdotic. * * *
anecdotist
/an"ik doh'tist/, n. a collector or teller of anecdotes. Also, anecdotalist /an'ik doh"tl ist/. [1830-40; ANECDOTE + -IST] * * *
anechoic
/an'e koh"ik/, adj. (of a recording chamber, television studio, or the like) characterized by an unusually low degree of reverberation; echo-free. [1945-50; AN-1 + ECHOIC] * * *
anechoic chamber
also called  free-field room , or  free-space room   sound laboratory so designed as to minimize sound reflections as well as external noise. External sound is excluded by ...
Anegada
▪ island, British Virgin Islands       one of the British Virgin Islands and the northernmost of the Lesser Antilles, a chain separating the Atlantic Ocean and ...
Anegada Passage
▪ channel, West Indies       channel in the West Indies, connecting the Atlantic Ocean with the Caribbean Sea; it is 40 miles (65 km) wide and separates the British ...
Aného
▪ Togo formerly  Anécho         town, southern Togo, lying on the Gulf of Guinea near the border of Benin. Founded in the late 17th century by Ane peoples fleeing ...
Aneirin
▪ Welsh poet flourished 6th century AD       one of five poets renowned among the Welsh in the 6th century, according to the Historia Brittonum (written c. 830). (The ...
anelace
/an"l ays'/, n. a short sword having a double-edged blade tapering sharply to a point: worn by civilians from the 13th to the 16th centuries. Also, anlace. [1250-1300; ME ...
anelasticity
—anelastic /an'i las"tik/, adj. /an'i la stis"i tee, an ee'la stis"-/, n. Physics. the property of a solid in which deformation depends on the time rate of change of stress as ...
anele
/euh neel"/, v.t., aneled, aneling. Archaic. to administer extreme unction to. [1275-1325; ME anelien, equiv. to an- ON + elien to oil, equiv. to el- (OE ele oil < L oleum) + -i- ...
anelectric
/an'i lek"trik/, adj. Elect. not capable of acquiring a static electric charge when subjected to friction. [1820-30; AN-1 + ELECTRIC] * * *
anemia
/euh nee"mee euh/, n. 1. Pathol. a quantitative deficiency of the hemoglobin, often accompanied by a reduced number of red blood cells and causing pallor, weakness, and ...
anemic
—anemically, adv. /euh nee"mik/, adj. 1. Pathol. suffering from anemia. 2. lacking power, vigor, vitality, or colorfulness; listless; weak: an anemic effort; anemic tones. ...
anemically
See anemic. * * *
anemo-
a combining form meaning "wind": anemograph. [ < Gk, comb. form of ánemos; c. L animus breath; akin to Skt anilas] * * *
anemochore
/euh nem"euh kawr', -kohr'/, n. an anemochorous plant, seed, or spore. [ANEMO- + -chore < Gk choreîn to spread] * * *
anemochorous
/an'euh mok"euhr euhs/, adj. 1. (of a fruit, seed, or spore) adapted for dispersion by wind. 2. (of a plant) having anemochorous fruits, seeds, or spores, as the dandelion. Also, ...
anemochory
a·nem·o·cho·ry (ə-nĕmʹə-kôr'ē, -kōr'ē) n. Dispersal of seeds, fruits, or other plant parts by wind. * * *
anemogram
/euh nem"euh gram'/, n. an anemographic record. [1870-75; ANEMO- + -GRAM1] * * *
anemograph
—anemographic /euh nem'euh graf"ik/, adj. —anemographically, adv. /euh nem"euh graf', -grahf'/, n. a recording anemometer. [1860-65; ANEMO- + -GRAPH] * * *
anemography
an·e·mog·ra·phy (ăn'ə-mŏgʹrə-fē) n. The science of recording anemometrical measurements. * * *
anemology
—anemological /an'euh meuh loj"i keuhl/, adj. /an'euh mol"euh jee/, n. Meteorol. Now Rare. the study of the movements of the winds. [1785-95; ANEMO- + -LOGY] * * *
anemometer
—anemometric /an'euh moh me"trik/, anemometrical, adj. —anemometrically, adv. /an'euh mom"i teuhr/, n. Meteorol. any instrument for measuring the speed of wind. [1720-30; ...
anemometrical
See anemometry. * * *
anemometry
/an'euh mom"i tree/, n. Meteorol. the science of measuring the speed of wind. [1840-50; ANEMO- + -METRY] * * *
anemone
/euh nem"euh nee'/, n. 1. any of various plants belonging to the genus Anemone, of the buttercup family, having petallike sepals and including several wild species with white ...
anemone fish
any of several small colorful damselfishes of the genus Amphiprion, as the clown anemone fish, that occur in association with certain tropical marine anemones. * * *  any of ...
anemonefish
anemone fish n. A small, brightly colored marine fish of the genus Amphiprion, found near sea anemones. Also called clown anemone, clown fish. * * *
anemophilous
—anemophily, n. /an'euh mof"euh leuhs/, adj. Bot., Mycol. fertilized by wind-borne pollen or spores. [1870-75; ANEMO- + -PHILOUS] * * *
anemoscope
/euh nem"euh skohp'/, n. Meteorol. any instrument showing the existence and direction of the wind. [1700-10; ANEMO- + -SCOPE] * * *
anemosis
/an'euh moh"sis/, n., pl. anemoses /-seez/. See wind shake (def. 1). [ANEMO- + -SIS] * * *
anemotaxis
/an'euh meuh tak"sis/, n. oriented movement in response to a current of air. [ANEMO- + -TAXIS] * * *
anemotropism
—anemotropic /an'euh meuh trop"ik, -troh"pik/, adj. /an'euh mo"treuh piz'euhm/, n. Biol. orientation in response to a current of air. [1895-1900; ANEMO- + TROPISM] * * *
anencephalic
See anencephaly. * * *
anencephaly
—anencephalic /an'en seuh fal"ik, an en'-/, anencephalous, adj. /an'en sef"euh lee/, n. Med. congenital absence of part or all of the brain. Also, anencephalia /an'en seuh ...
anenst
/euh nenst"/, prep. Brit. Dial. anent (def. 2). [ME anenist, equiv. to anen (see ANENT) + -is adv. gen. suffix + excrescent -t] * * *
anent
/euh nent"/, prep. 1. in regard to; about; concerning. 2. Brit. beside; in line with. [bef. 900; ME var. (with excrescent -t; see ANCIENT) of anen, OE on emn, on efen on EVEN1 ...
anepigraphic
/an ep'euh graf"ik/, adj. (of a coin, artifact, etc.) without a legend or inscription. Also, anepigraphous /an'euh pig"reuh feuhs/. [AN-1 + EPIGRAPHIC] * * *
anergy
—anergic /a nerr"jik, an"euhr-/, adj. /an"euhr jee/, n. 1. Pathol. deficiency of energy. 2. Immunol. lack of immunity to an antigen. [ < NL anergia. See AN-1, ERGO-1, -Y3] * * *
Anerio, Felice
▪ Italian composer born c. 1560, , Rome died Sept. 26/27, 1614, Rome       one of the leading Roman composers of his time, who succeeded his master, Palestrina, as ...
aneroid
/an"euh royd'/, adj. 1. using no fluid. n. 2. See aneroid barometer. [1840-50; A-6 + Gk ner(ós) wet, fluid (akin to nân to flow) + -OID] * * *
aneroid barograph
Meteorol. an aneroid barometer equipped with an automatic recording mechanism. Also called aneroidograph /an'euh roy"deuh graf', -grahf'/. * * *
aneroid barometer
a device for measuring atmospheric pressure, often specially calibrated for use as an altimeter, consisting of a box or chamber partially exhausted of air, having an elastic top ...
aneroid capsule
Meteorol. a box or chamber of thin metal, partially exhausted of air, used in the aneroid barometer and pressure altimeter. * * *
aneroidbarometer
aneroid barometer Expansion or contraction of the vacuum chamber, caused by a change in air pressure, forces the pointer to move. Precision Graphics n. A barometer in which ...
anes
/ayns/, adv. Chiefly Scot. once. [ME, OE, equiv. to an ONE + -es adv. gen. suffix] * * *
anesthesia
/an'euhs thee"zheuh/, n. 1. Med. general or local insensibility, as to pain and other sensation, induced by certain interventions or drugs to permit the performance of surgery or ...
anesthesimeter
/euh nes'theuh sim"i teuhr/, n. Med. 1. a device for measuring the amount of anesthetic given by inhalation. 2. an esthesiometer. Also, anesthesiometer /an'is thee'zee om"i ...
anesthesiologist
/an'euhs thee'zee ol"euh jist/, n. a physician who specializes in anesthesiology. Also, anaesthesiologist. [1940-45; ANESTHESIOLOG(Y) + -IST] * * *
anesthesiology
/an'euhs thee'zee ol"euh jee/, n. the science of administering anesthetics. Also, anaesthesiology. [1910-15; ANESTHESI(A) + -O- + -LOGY] * * * Medical specialty dealing with ...
anesthetic
—anesthetically, adv. /an'euhs thet"ik/, n. 1. a substance that produces anesthesia, as halothane, procaine, or ether. adj. 2. pertaining to or causing physical insensibility: ...
anesthetically
See anesthetic. * * *
anesthetist
/euh nes"thi tist/, n. a person who administers anesthetics, usually a specially trained doctor or nurse. Also, anaesthetist. [1880-85; ANESTHET(IZE) + -IST] * * *
anesthetization
See anesthetize. * * *
anesthetize
—anesthetization, n. /euh nes"thi tuyz'/, v.t., anesthetized, anesthetizing. to render physically insensible, as by an anesthetic. Also, anaesthetize; esp. Brit., ...
anestrous
/an es"treuhs/, adj. 1. not showing estrus. 2. of or pertaining to anestrus. Also, anoestrous. [1905-10; AN-1 + ESTROUS] * * *
anestrus
/an es"treuhs/, n. Zool. (of a female mammal) the interval of sexual inactivity between two periods of heat or rut. Also, anoestrus. [1925-30; AN-1 + ESTRUS] * * *
anethole
/an"euh thohl'/, n. Chem., Pharm. a white, crystalline powder, C10H12O, having a sweet taste, obtained from anise or fennel oils or synthesized: used chiefly in perfumes, ...
Aneto
/ah ne"taw/, n. Pico de /pee"kaw dhe/, Spanish name of Pic de Nethou. * * *
Aneto,Pico de
A·ne·to (ə-nāʹtō, ä-nĕʹ-), Pico de A peak, 3,406.2 m (11,168 ft) high, in northeast Spain near the French border. It is the highest elevation in the Pyrenees. * * *
aneuch
/euh noohkh"/, adj., n., adv., interj. Scot. enough. * * *
aneuploid
an·eu·ploid (ănʹyə-ploid') adj. Having a chromosome number that is not a multiple of the haploid number for the species. n. A cell or an organism characterized by an ...
aneuploidy
an·eu·ploi·dy (ănʹyə-ploi'dē) n. The state or condition of being aneuploid. * * *
aneuria
—aneuric, adj. /euh noor"ee euh, euh nyoor"-/, n. Med., Pathol. neurasthenia. [ < NL; see AN-1, NEUR-, -IA] * * *
aneurin
/an"yeuh rin/, n. Biochem. thiamine. Also, aneurine /an"yeuh reen'/. [1930-35; AN-1 + NEUR- + -IN2] * * *
Aneurin
/euh nuy"rin/, n. a male given name. * * *
Aneurin Bevan
➡ Bevan * * *
Aneurophyton
▪ fossil plant genus       genus of extinct plants (plant) that lived during the Middle and Late Devonian epochs (Devonian Period) (about 398 to 359 million years ago) ...
aneurysm
—aneurysmal, aneurismal, adj. —aneurysmally, aneurismally, adv. /an"yeuh riz'euhm/, n. Pathol. a permanent cardiac or arterial dilatation usually caused by weakening of the ...
aneurysmal
See aneurysm. * * *
anew
/euh nooh", euh nyooh"/, adv. 1. over again; again; once more: to play the tune anew. 2. in a new form or manner: to write the story anew. [bef. 1000; ME onew, of newe; see A-2), ...
Anezaki Masaharu
▪ Japanese scholar also called  Anezaki Chōfū, Anezaki  also spelled  Anesaki  born July 25, 1873, Kyōto, Japan died July 23, 1949, Atami       Japanese scholar ...
ANF
Biochem. atrial natriuretic factor. * * *
Anfield
(also Anfield Road) the football ground of Liverpool Football Club. * * *
Anfield Road
➡ Anfield * * *
Anfinsen
/an"fin seuhn/, n. Christian Boehmer /bay"meuhr, boh"-/, born 1916, U.S. biochemist: Nobel prize for chemistry 1972. * * *
Anfinsen, Christian B.
▪ American biochemist in full  Christian Boehmer Anfinsen   born March 26, 1916, Monessen, Pa., U.S. died May 14, 1995, Randallstown, Md.  American biochemist who, with ...
Anfinsen, Christian Boehmer
▪ 1996       U.S. biochemist (b. March 26, 1916, Monessen, Pa.—d. May 14, 1995, Randallstown, Md.), concentrated on research into the structure of enzymes, proteins ...
anfractuosity
/an frak'chooh os"i tee/, n. 1. the state or quality of being anfractuous. 2. a channel, crevice, or passage full of windings and turnings. [1590-1600; < L anfractuos(us) winding ...
anfractuous
/an frak"chooh euhs/, adj. characterized by windings and turnings; sinuous; circuitous: an anfractuous path. [1615-25; back formation from ANFRACTUOSITY] * * *
ANG
1. acute necrotizing gingivitis; trench mouth. 2. Air National Guard. * * *       in the Khmer language, a person of royal blood, usually translated “prince” or ...
Ang.
Ang. abbr. 1. Angola. 2. Angolan. * * *
anga
/ung"geuh/, n. any of the eight practices of Yoga, including the abstentions, mandatory actions, posture, breath control, control of the senses, concentration, meditation, and ...
Angad
▪ Sikh Guru also called  Lehna  or  Lahina  born 1504, Matte di Sarai, India died 1552, Khadur       second Sikh (Sikhism) Guru and originator of the Punjabi ...
angakok
/ang"geuh kok'/, n. a shaman in Eskimo society. Also, angekok. [1760-70; < G < Inuit (Greenlandic) angeqok] * * *
Angara
/ahng'geuh rah/; Russ. /un gu rddah"/, n. a river in the S Russian Federation in Asia, flowing NW from Lake Baikal to the Yenisei River: called Upper Tunguska in its lower ...
Angara River
River, southeast-central Russia. The outlet for Lake Baikal, it is a major tributary of the Yenisey River, which it joins near Yeniseysk. It is about 1,105 mi (1,779 km) long, ...
angaria
▪ Roman transport system       Roman imperial transport and communication system. It was ultimately derived from that of the Achaemenian empire, which was probably ...
Angarsk
/ahng gahrsk"/; Russ. /un gahrddsk"/, n. a city in the S Russian Federation in Asia, near Lake Baikal. 239,000. * * * ▪ Russia       city, Irkutsk oblast (province), ...
angary
/ang"geuh ree/, n. Internat. Law. the right of a belligerent state to seize and use the property of neutrals for purposes of warfare, subject to payment of full ...
Ängby Stone
▪ monument, Sweden  11th-century memorial stone found in Uppland, Swed., bearing a runic inscription carved by Asmund Kareson (Osmundus), earliest known professional rune ...
angel
/ayn"jeuhl/, n. 1. one of a class of spiritual beings; a celestial attendant of God. In medieval angelology, angels constituted the lowest of the nine celestial orders (seraphim, ...
Angel
/ayn"jeuhl/; Sp. /ahn hel"/, n. a male or female given name. * * * Primarily in Western religions, any of numerous benevolent spiritual beings who mediate between heaven and ...
angel and demon
▪ religion Introduction demon also spelled  daemon   respectively, any benevolent or malevolent spiritual being that mediates between the transcendent and temporal ...
angel bed
1. Fr. Furniture. a bed having a suspended or bracketed canopy of less than full length. Cf. duchesse bed. 2. U.S. Furniture. a bed without posts, as a truckle bed. [1700-10] * * ...
angel cake
➡ angel food cake * * *
angel dust
Slang. phencyclidine. [1965-70] * * *
Angel Falls
a waterfall in SE Venezuela: world's highest. 3212 ft. (979 m) high. * * * Waterfall, southeastern Venezuela. It lies on the Churún River, a tributary of the Caroní, ...
angel food cake
a white sponge cake with a light, delicate texture obtained by using stiffly beaten egg whites and cream of tartar. Also called angel cake. [1880-85, Amer.; after the white color ...
angel hair
1. Also called capelli d'angelo. Italian Cookery. a type of very thin pasta. 2. a Christmas-tree decoration consisting of long, fine threads of white spun glass. 3. a type of ...
angel light
Archit. (in an English Perpendicular window) a compartment, approximately triangular, formed by the arch of the window, an arch of a lower tier of tracery, and a mullion of an ...
Angel of Death
Azrael (def. 1). * * *
angel shark
any shark of the genus Squatina, found in warm and temperate shore waters, having a depressed, flat body and large, winglike pectoral fins. * * * ▪ fish       (genus ...
angel's hair.
See angel hair. * * *
angel's-trumpet
/ayn"jeuhlz trum'pit/, n. any of several plants belonging to the genera Brugmansia and Datura, of the nightshade family, having large, trumpet-shaped flowers in a variety of ...
angel'sshare
an·gel's share (ānʹjəlz) n. Informal The quantity of an alcoholic liquor lost to evaporation during the distilling process. * * *
angel'strumpet
angel's trumpet n. Any of several New World plants of the genera Brugmansia or Datura, having large, variously colored trumpet-shaped flowers. All parts of the plants contain the ...
Angel, Islington
a busy place where several roads meet in Islington, an area of north London. It is called after a pub for travellers which existed there in the 17th century. * * *
angel-hair pasta
angel-hair pasta [ān′jəl her΄] n. spaghetti made in very fine strands: also called angel's hair * * *
Angela
/an"jeuh leuh/, n. a female given name: from a Greek word meaning "messenger." * * *
Angela Brazil
➡ Brazil * * *
Angela Carter
➡ Carter (I) * * *
Angela Merici
/ahn"je lah me rddee"chee/ Saint, 1474-1540, Italian ecclesiastic, founder of the Ursuline order. * * *
Angela Merici, Saint
▪ Roman Catholic saint born March 21, 1470/74, Desenzano, republic of Venice [Italy] died Jan. 27, 1540, Brescia; canonized May 24, 1807; feast day January ...
Angela Merici,Saint
An·gel·a Me·ri·ci (ăn'jə-lə mə-rēʹchē), Saint. 1474-1540. Italian Roman Catholic nun who founded the Ursuline order (1535). * * *
angelcake
angel cake n. Angel food cake. * * *
angeldust
angel dust n. Slang Phencyclidine. * * *
Angeleno
/an'jeuh lee"noh/, n., pl. Angelenos, adj. n. 1. Also called Los Angeleno. a native or inhabitant of Los Angeles: a cheering crowd of Angelenos. adj. 2. of or pertaining to Los ...
Angeles
/an"jeuh leuhs/; Sp. /ahng"he les'/, n. a city in the Philippines, on S central Luzon. 188,834. * * * ▪ Philippines       chartered city, central Luzon, Philippines. ...
Angeles, Victoria de los
▪ 2006 Victoria Gómez Cima  Spanish soprano (b. Nov. 1, 1923, Barcelona, Spain—d. Jan. 14/15, 2005, Barcelona), was one of the most celebrated singers of her generation. ...
AngelFall
An·gel Fall or Falls (ānʹjəl) A waterfall, about 980 m (3,212 ft) high, in southeast Venezuela. It is the highest uninterrupted waterfall in the world. * * *
angelfish
/ayn"jeuhl fish'/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) angelfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) angelfishes. 1. a South American freshwater fish, genus Pterophyllum, ...
angelfood cake
angel food cake n. A light sponge cake made of egg whites, sugar, and flour. * * *
angelhair
angel hair n. Pasta in long, extremely thin strands. * * *
angelhood
/ayn"jeuhl hood'/, n. 1. the state or condition of being an angel; angelic nature. 2. angels collectively: the angelhood of heaven. 3. an angelic being. [1830-40; ANGEL + ...
angelic
—angelically, adv. —angelicalness, n. /an jel"ik/, adj. 1. of or belonging to angels: the angelic host. 2. like or befitting an angel, esp. in virtue, beauty, etc.: angelic ...
angelica
/an jel"i keuh/, n. 1. Also called archangel. any plant belonging to the genus Angelica, of the parsley family, esp. A. archangelica, cultivated in Europe for its aromatic odor ...
Angelica
/an jel"i keuh/, n. a female given name. * * * ▪ plant  large genus of aromatic herbs of the family Apiaceae (Umbelliferae). The roots and fruit of the Eurasian species, ...
angelica tree
1. Hercules-club (def. 2). 2. See prickly ash (def. 1). [1775-85, Amer.] * * * ▪ tree also called  devil's walking stick,  Hercules' club,  or  prickly ash   (species ...
angelical
See angelic. * * *
angelically
See angelic. * * *
angelicatree
angelica tree n. See Hercules' club. * * *
Angelico
—Angelican /an jel"i keuhn/, adj. /an jel"i koh'/; It. /ahn je"lee kaw/, n. Fra /frah/; It. /frddah/, (Giovanni da Fiesole), 1387-1455, Italian painter. * * *
Angelico, Fra
orig. Guido di Pietro born с 1400, Vicchio, Florence [Italy] died Feb. 18, 1455, Rome Italian painter and Dominican friar active in Florence. He entered the convent of San ...
Angelico,Fra
An·gel·i·co (ăn-jĕlʹĭ-kō'), Fra Also known as Giovanni da Fie·so·le (fyĕʹzō-lā, -lĕ) 1400?-1455. Italian Dominican friar and painter of the Florentine school. * * ...
Angelina
/an'jeuh lee"neuh, -luy"-/, n. a female given name, form of Angela. Also, Angeline /an"jeuh leen'/. * * *
Angelini, Anacleto
▪ 2008       Italian-born Chilean industrialist born Jan. 17, 1914, Bondeno, near Ferrara, Italy died Aug. 28, 2007, Santiago, Chile amassed a personal fortune of ...
angelique
/an'jeuh leek"/, n. 1. a South American tree, Dicorynia paraensis, of the legume family. 2. the hard, reddish-brown wood of this tree, used in shipbuilding. [ < F: plant of ...
Angélique
/an'jeuh leek"/; Fr. /ahonn zhay leek"/, n. a female given name. * * *
Angell
/ayn"jeuhl/, n. 1. James Rowland /roh"leuhnd/, 1869-1949, U.S. educator. 2. Norman (Sir Ralph Norman Angell Lane), 1874-1967, English pacifist, economist, and writer: Nobel peace ...
Angell, James Burrill
▪ American educator born Jan. 7, 1829, Scituate, R.I., U.S. died April 1, 1916, Ann Arbor, Mich.  educator and diplomat who elevated the University of Michigan (Michigan, ...
Angell, James Rowland
▪ American psychologist and educator born May 8, 1869, Burlington, Vt., U.S. died March 4, 1949, Hamden, Conn.       psychologist and university president who rebuilt ...
Angell, Robert Cooley
▪ American sociologist born April 29, 1899, Detroit, Michigan, U.S. died May 12, 1984,       American sociologist (sociology) known for his studies of individuals ...
Angell, Roger
▪ American author and editor born Sept. 19, 1920, New York, N.Y., U.S.    American author and editor who is considered one of the best baseball writers of all ...
Angell, Sir Norman
▪ British economist original name  Ralph Norman Angell-Lane   born December 26, 1873, Holbeach, Lincolnshire, England died October 7, 1967, Croydon, Surrey  English ...
Angell,Sir Norman
An·gell (ānʹjəl), Sir Norman. 1872-1967. British economist and pacifist. He won the 1933 Nobel Peace Prize. * * *
Angelo
/an"jeuh loh'/, n. a male given name. * * * (as used in expressions) Angelo Ambrogini Angelo Poliziano Angelo Gasparini Angelo Siciliano Jacopo di Piero di Angelo Angelo ...
Angelo State University
▪ university, San Angelo, Texas, United States       public, coeducational institution of higher education located in San Angelo, Texas, U.S. Angelo State is a regional ...
Angelo, Domenico
▪ Italian fencing master original name  Domenico Angelo Malevolti Tremamondo  born 1716, Livorno, Italy died 1802, Eton, Eng.  Italian fencing master. Angelo was the first ...
angelology
/ayn'jeuh lol"euh jee/, n. a doctrine or theory concerning angels. [1745-55; ANGEL + -O- + -LOGY] * * *
Angelou
(1928– ) a US writer, singer and film director. Her best-known book is I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1970), a true story of her difficult but successful life. In 1997 she ...
Angelou, Maya
orig. Marguerite Johnson born April 4, 1928, St. Louis, Mo., U.S. U.S. poet. She was raped at age eight and went through a period of muteness. Her autobiographical works, ...
Angelou,Maya
An·ge·lou (ănʹjə-lo͞o'), Maya. Originally Marguerite Johnson. Born 1928. American poet, playwright, and novelist best known for her autobiographical novels, including I ...
angelshark
angel shark n. Any of several raylike sharks of the genus Squatina, having a broad flat head and body. * * *
Angelus
/an"jeuh leuhs/, n. Rom. Cath. Ch. 1. a devotion in memory of the Annunciation. 2. Also called Angelus bell. the bell tolled in the morning, at noon, and in the evening to ...
Angelus family
▪ Byzantine family Angelus also spelled  Angelos        family that produced three Byzantine emperors—Isaac II, Alexius III, and Alexius IV Angelus. The Angelus ...
Angelus Silesius
/si lee"shee euhs, -zhee euhs, suy-/ (Johannes Scheffler) 1627-77, German poet. * * * ▪ Polish poet original name  Johannes Scheffler   born December 1624, Breslau, Silesia ...
anger
—angerless, adj. /ang"geuhr/, n. 1. a strong feeling of displeasure and belligerence aroused by a wrong; wrath; ire. 2. Chiefly Brit. Dial. pain or smart, as of a sore. 3. Obs. ...
Anger, Kenneth
▪ American filmmaker and author born Feb. 3, 1930, Santa Monica, Calif., U.S.       American independent filmmaker and author.       Anger became interested in ...
Anger, Per Johan Valentin
▪ 2003       Swedish diplomat (b. Dec. 7, 1913, Göteborg, Swed.—d. Aug. 25, 2002, Stockholm, Swed.), helped save thousands of Hungarian Jews from being transported to ...
angerly
/ang"geuhr lee/, adv. 1. Archaic. angrily. 2. Obs. hurtfully; painfully. [1325-75; ME; see ANGER, -LY] * * *
Angerman River
▪ river, Sweden Swedish  Ångermanälven,         river in the län (counties) of Västerbotten and Västernorrland, northern Sweden. It rises in Swedish Lapland ...
Ångermanland
▪ province, Sweden       landskap (province) in northeastern Sweden. It is bounded on the east by the Gulf of Bothnia, on the south and west by the landskap (provinces) ...
Angerona
/an'jeuh roh"neuh/, n. the ancient Roman goddess of anguish. Also, Angeronia /an'jeuh roh"nee euh/. * * *
Angers
/an"jeuhrz, ang"geuhrz/; Fr. /ahonn zhay"/, n. a city in and capital of Maine-et-Loire, in W France. 163,191. * * * ▪ France       city, capital of Maine-et-Loire ...
Angevin
/an"jeuh vin/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Anjou or its inhabitants. 2. relating to the counts of Anjou or their descendants, esp. those who ruled in England, or to the period ...
Angevin dynasty
Descendants of a 10th-century count of Anjou (the source of the adjective Angevin). The Angevin dynasty overlaps with the house of Plantagenet but is usually said to consist of ...
Angevin empire
▪ historical empire, Europe       the territories, extending in the latter part of the 12th century from Scotland to the Pyrenees, that were ruled by the English king ...
angh-
Tight, painfully constricted, painful. Oldest form *ang̑h-, becoming *angh- in centum languages. Derivatives include anger, hangnail, and quinsy. 1. agnail, hangnail, from Old ...
angi-
var. of angio- before a vowel. * * *
Angie
/an"jee/, n. a male or female given name, form of Angel. * * *
Angilbert
▪ Frankish poet born c. 740, , Aachen, kingdom of the Franks [now in Germany] died Feb. 18, 814, Centula, Picardy [now in France]       Frankish poet and prelate at ...
Angilbert, Saint
born с 740, Aachen, kingdom of the Franks died Feb. 18, 814, Centula, Picardy Frankish poet and prelate at the court of Charlemagne. Of a noble family, he was educated at the ...
angina
/an juy"neuh/; in Med. often /an"jeuh neuh/, n. Pathol. 1. any attack of painful spasms characterized by sensations of choking or suffocating. 2. See angina pectoris. 3. any ...
angina pectoris
/pek"teuh ris/, Pathol. a syndrome characterized by paroxysmal, constricting pain below the sternum, most easily precipitated by exertion or excitement and caused by ischemia of ...
anginal
/an juyn"l, an"jeuh nl/, adj. of, noting, or pertaining to angina, esp. angina pectoris. Also, anginous /an juy"neuhs/, anginose /an"jeuh nohs', an juy"nohs/. [1805-15; ANGIN(A) ...


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