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/an'uy kon"ik/, adj. 1. not employing or permitting images, idols, etc.: an aniconic religion. 2. not forming an image. 3. of or pertaining to aniconism. [1890-95; AN-1 + ...
/an uy"keuh niz'euhm/, n. 1. opposition to the use of idols or images. 2. the worship of objects symbolic of but not depicting a deity. [1905-10; AN1- + ICON + -ISM] * * * ▪ ...
Anielewicz, Mordecai
▪ Polish hero also spelled  Mordechai Anilowitz  born 1919, Wyszków, Poland died May 8, 1943, Warsaw       hero and principal leader of armed Jewish resistance in ...
Aniene River
River, central Italy. It rises in the Simbruini Mountains southeast of Rome and meanders 67 mi (108 km) to join the Tiber River north of Rome. Nero created a group of artificial ...
/euh nuy"/, Chiefly New Eng. and Midland U.S. Older Use. prep. 1. near; close to. adv. 2. nearby; close by. [1765-75; a- (as in ANEAR) + NIGH] * * *
/an"ik/, n. one of a series of Canadian geosynchronous communications satellites that provide telephone and television transmissions. [1970-75; < Inuit (Quebec, Labrador dial.) ...
/an"l/, n. 1. a West Indian shrub, Indigofera suffruticosa, of the legume family, having elongated clusters of small, reddish-yellow flowers and yielding indigo. 2. indigo; deep ...
—anility /euh nil"i tee/, n. /an"uyl, ay"nuyl/, adj. of or like a foolish, doddering old woman. [1645-55; < L anilis pertaining to an old woman, equiv. to an(us) old woman + ...
—anilidic /an'eulid"ik/, adj. /an"l id, -uyd'/, n. Chem. any compound containing the univalent group C6H5NH-, derived from aniline, as acetanilide, C8H9NO. [1860-65; < G ...
▪ snake family       family of harmless burrowing snakes, composed of three genera and more than 10 species with primitive features such as a vestigial pelvic girdle, an ...
/an"l in, -uyn'/, n. 1. Also called aniline oil, aminobenzine, phenylamine. Chem. a colorless, oily, slightly water-soluble liquid, C6H5NH2, usually derived from nitrobenzene by ...
aniline black
Chem. the black dye obtained by the oxidation of aniline hydrochloride, used for dyeing textiles, esp. cotton. * * *
aniline dye
Chem. any of a large number of synthetic dyes derived from aniline, usually obtained from coal tar. [1860-65] * * *
aniline hydrochloride
Chem. a white, crystalline, water-soluble solid, C6H5NH2·HCl, used chiefly as an intermediate in the manufacture of dyes, esp. aniline black. * * *
/ay'nl ing"geuhs/, n. oral stimulation of the anus. [1945-50; AN(US) + -I- + (CUNNI)LINGUS] * * *
See anile. * * *
Music. animato. * * *
/an"euh meuh/, n. 1. soul; life. 2. (in the psychology of C. G. Jung) a. the inner personality that is turned toward the unconscious of the individual (contrasted with ...
—animadversional, adj. /an'euh mad verr"zheuhn, -sheuhn/, n. 1. an unfavorable or censorious comment: to make animadversions on someone's conduct. 2. the act of ...
—animadverter, n. /an'euh mad verrt"/, v.i. 1. to comment unfavorably or critically (usually fol. by on or upon): to animadvert at length upon his faulty use of ...
—animalic /an'euh mal"ik/, animalian /an'euh may"lee euhn, -mayl"yeuhn/, adj. /an"euh meuhl/, n. 1. any member of the kingdom Animalia, comprising multicellular organisms that ...
animal behavior
—animal behaviorist. 1. behavior (def. 2). 2. a branch of biology that deals with the behavior of animals, encompassing such fields as ethology, comparative psychology, ...
animal behaviour
Introduction       any activity of an intact organism.       A living animal behaves constantly in order to survive, and all animals must solve the same basic ...
animal black
any of various black pigments, as boneblack or ivory black, obtained from calcined animal matter. [1870-75] * * *
animal breeding
Introduction  controlled propagation of domestic animals in order to improve desirable qualities. Humanity has been modifying domesticated animals to better suit human needs ...
animal charcoal
carbon obtained from the carbonization of organic tissue of animals. * * *
animal communication
Transmission of information from one animal to another by means of sound, visible sign or behaviour, taste or odour, electrical impulse, touch, or a combination of these. Most ...
animal cracker
a small cookie in the shape of an animal. [1895-1900] * * *
animal crackers
n [pl] small, sweet American biscuits shaped like different animals. They are sold together in boxes and are popular with children. * * *
animal development
Introduction  the processes that lead eventually to the formation of a new animal starting from cells derived from one or more parent individuals. Development thus occurs ...
animal disease
▪ non-human Introduction       an impairment of the normal state of an animal that interrupts or modifies its vital functions.       Concern with diseases that ...
Animal diseases usually confined to certain regions of the world
▪ Table Animal diseases usually confined to certain regions of the world name(s) of disease animal(s) affected distribution nature of disease African horse sickness (AHS), ...
animal faith
nonrational belief in the existence of a fully knowable world outside the mind. [1920-25] * * *
Animal Farm
a political satire (1945) by George Orwell. * * *
animal heat
Physiol. heat produced in a living animal by any of various metabolic activities. [1770-80] * * *
animal husbandry
—animal husbandman. the science of breeding, feeding, and tending domestic animals, esp. farm animals. [1915-20] * * * Controlled cultivation, management, and production of ...
animal interlace
▪ calligraphy  in calligraphy, rich, fanciful decorative motif characteristic of work by the Hiberno-Saxon book artists of the early Middle Ages in the British Isles. Its ...
animal kingdom
the animals of the world collectively. Cf. mineral kingdom, plant kingdom. [1840-50] * * *
animal learning
▪ zoology Introduction       the alternation of behaviour as a result of individual experience. When an organism can perceive and change its behaviour, it is said to ...
Animal Liberation Front
a British group, formed in the early 1970s, that believes in attacking any organization which they feel is cruel to animals. They use public protest and even violence to do this. ...
animal magnetism
1. the power to attract others through one's physical presence, bearing, energy, etc. 2. the indefinite power, presumably innate in some persons, that enables one to induce ...
animal park
a zoo in which wild animals are housed and displayed in large open spaces designed to resemble their native habitats. [1970-75] * * *
animal pole
Biol. the formative part of an ovum, having the greatest amount of cytoplasm and containing the nucleus. Cf. vegetal pole. [1885-90] * * *
animal rights
the rights of animals, claimed on ethical grounds, to the same humane treatment and protection from exploitation and abuse that are accorded to humans. [1975-80] * * * rights, ...
animal shelter
an establishment, esp. one supported by charitable contributions, that provides a temporary home for dogs, cats, and other animals that are offered for adoption. * * *
animal spirits
exuberance arising from an excess of energy; vivacity and good humor: The children romped on the lawn, full of animal spirits. [1535-45] * * *
animal starch
Biochem. glycogen. [1855-60] * * *
animal warden
dogcatcher. * * *
animal worship
 veneration of an animal, usually because of its connection with a particular deity. The term was used by Western religionists in a pejorative manner and by ancient Greek and ...
animal cracker n. A small cookie shaped like an animal. * * *
—animalcular /an'euh mal"kyeuh leuhr/, animalculine /an'euh mal"kyeuh lin/, animalculous, adj. /an'euh mal"kyoohl/, n. 1. a minute or microscopic animal, nearly or quite ...
/an'euh mal"kyeuh leuhm/, n., pl. animalcula /-leuh/. animalcule. [1670-80] * * *
animal heat n. The heat generated in the body of a warm-blooded vertebrate as the result of its physiological and metabolic processes. * * *
animal husbandry n. The branch of agriculture concerned with the care and breeding of domestic animals such as cattle, hogs, sheep, and horses. * * *
/an'euh may"lee euh, -mayl"yeuh/, n. (used with a pl. v.) Biol. the taxonomic kingdom comprising all animals. [ < NL, L: pl. of animal ANIMAL] * * *
/an"euh meuh liz'euhm/, n. 1. preoccupation with or motivation by sensual, physical, or carnal appetites rather than moral, spiritual, or intellectual forces. 2. the theory that ...
—animalistic, adj. /an"euh meuh list/, n. 1. a person driven by animal appetites; sensualist. 2. an advocate of the theory of animalism. [1830-40; ANIMAL + -IST] * * *
See animalist. * * *
/an'euh mal"i tee/, n. 1. the state of being an animal. 2. the animal nature or instincts of human beings. 3. See animal kingdom. [1605-15; ANIMAL + -ITY, modeled on CARNALITY] * ...
See animalize. * * *
—animalization, n. /an"euh meuh luyz'/, v.t., animalized, animalizing. 1. to excite the animal passions of; brutalize; sensualize. 2. Fine Arts. to represent in animal form or ...
animal kingdom n. A main classification of living organisms that includes all animals. See table at taxonomy. * * *
/an"euh meuh lee/, adv. physically. [1590-1600; ANIMAL + -LY] * * *
animal magnetism n. 1. A special personal power or presence held to facilitate the hypnotism of others. 2. Magnetic personal charm. 3. Sex appeal. * * *
animal pole n. Embryology The portion of an egg that is opposite the vegetal pole and that contains the nucleus and most of the cytoplasm. * * *
animal rights pl.n. The rights to humane treatment claimed on behalf of animals, especially the right not to be exploited for human purposes. * * *
animals, cruelty to
Willful or wanton infliction of pain, suffering, or death upon an animal or the intentional or malicious neglect of an animal. Perhaps the world's first anticruelty law, which ...
animals, master of the
Supernatural figure regarded as the protector of game animals in the traditions of hunting peoples. In some traditions he is the ruler of the forest and guardian of all species; ...
Animals, the
▪ British rock group       five-piece rock group from northeastern England whose driving sound influenced Bob Dylan (Dylan, Bob)'s decision, in 1965, to begin working ...
animal spirits pl.n. The vitality of good health. * * *
animal starch n. See glycogen. * * *
—animately, adv. —animateness, n. —animatingly, adv. v. /an"euh mayt'/; adj. /an"euh mit/, v., animated, animating, adj. v.t. 1. to give life to; make alive: God animated ...
—animatedly, adv. /an"euh may'tid/, adj. 1. full of life, action, or spirit; lively; vigorous: an animated debate on the death penalty. 2. made or equipped to move or give the ...
animated cartoon
a motion picture consisting of a sequence of drawings, each so slightly different that when filmed and run through a projector the figures seem to move. [1910-15] * * *
animated oat
an oat, Avena sterilis, of the Mediterranean region, having spikelets that twist or move when exposed to sudden moisture, due to the hygroscopic action of the awns. * * *
animated cartoon n. A motion picture or television film consisting of a photographed series of drawings, objects, or computer graphics that simulates motion by recording very ...
See animated. * * *
animater [an′i māt΄ər] n. alt. sp. of ANIMATOR * * *
/an'euh mat"ik/, Advertising. n. 1. a preliminary form of a television commercial consisting of a series of drawings with a voice-over, prepared chiefly for ...
/an'euh may"sheuhn/, n. 1. animated quality; liveliness; vivacity; spirit: to talk with animation. 2. an act or instance of animating or enlivening. 3. the state or condition of ...
/an"euh meuh tiz'euhm/, n. the attribution of consciousness to inanimate objects and natural phenomena. [1895-1900; ANIMATE + -ISM] * * *
See animatism. * * *
See animatist. * * *
/ah'neuh mah"toh, an'euh-/; It. /ah'nee mah"taw/, adj. Music. animated; lively. Abbr.: anim. [1715-25; < It < L. See ANIMATE] * * *
/an"euh may'teuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that animates. 2. an artist who draws animated cartoons. Also, animater. [1625-35; < LL; see ANIMATE, -TOR] * * *
See animatronics. * * *
—animatronic, adj. /an'euh meuh tron"iks/, n. (used with a singular v.) the technology connected with the use of electronics to animate puppets or other figures, as for motion ...
/an"euh may'/, n. a Japanese style of motion-picture animation, characterized by highly stylized, colorful art, futuristic settings, and sexuality and violence. [ < Japn, ...
Animikie Series
▪ geology       division of Precambrian rocks and time in North America (the Precambrian occurred from 3.96 billion to 540 million years ago). The Animikie Series, the ...
animis opibusque parati
/ah"ni mis oh'pi boos"kwe pah rddah"tee/; Eng. /an"euh meuhs oh'peuh bus"kwee peuh ray"tuy, oh'peuh bus"kway peuh rah"tee/, Latin. prepared in mind and resources: motto of South ...
—animist, adj. —animistic, adj. /an"euh miz'euhm/, n. 1. the belief that natural objects, natural phenomena, and the universe itself possess souls. 2. the belief that natural ...
See animism. * * *
See animist. * * *
/an'euh mos"i tee/, n., pl. animosities. a feeling of strong dislike, ill will, or enmity that tends to display itself in action: a deep-seated animosity between two sisters; ...
Animuccia, Giovanni
▪ Italian composer born c. 1500, Florence [Italy] died March 20, 1571, Rome, Papal States       Italian composer who contributed to the development of the ...
/an"euh meuhs/, n. 1. strong dislike or enmity; hostile attitude; animosity. 2. purpose; intention; animating spirit. 3. (in the psychology of C. G. Jung) the masculine ...
—anionic /an'uy on"ik/, adj. —anionically, adv. /an"uy'euhn/, n. Physical Chem. 1. a negatively charged ion, as one attracted to the anode in electrolysis. 2. any negatively ...
See anion. * * *
anionic detergent
Chem. any of a class of synthetic compounds whose anions are alkali salts, as soap, or whose ions are ammonium salts. * * *
See anionic. * * *
/ah"nees/, n. a variety of anisette made esp. in Spain and Latin America. [ < Sp (aceite de) anís lit., oil of ANISE] * * *
anis- pref. Variant of aniso-. * * *
/an'euh sal"deuh huyd'/, n. Chem. a colorless, oily, aromatic liquid, the para form of C8H8O2, having a vanillalike odor: used chiefly in the manufacture of cosmetics and ...
—anisic /euh nis"ik/, adj. /an"is/, n. 1. a Mediterranean plant, Pimpinella anisum, of the parsley family, having loose umbrels of small yellowish-white flowers that yield ...
anise camphor
anethole. [1860-65] * * *
/an"euh seed', an"is seed'/, n. the aromatic seed of anise, the oil of which (anise oil, aniseed oil, oil of anise) is used in the manufacture of anethole, in medicine as a ...
anise hyssop n. A North American perennial herb (Agastache foeniculum) in the mint family, having spikelike clusters of violet-blue flowers and aromatic leaves sometimes used for ...
—aniseikonic /an'euh suy kon"ik/, adj. /an'euh suy koh"nee euh/, n. Ophthalm. a defect of vision in which the images at the retinas are unequal in size. [1930-35; < NL; see ...
See aniseikonia. * * *
anise seed or an·i·seed (ănʹĭ-sēd') n. The seedlike fruit of the anise. * * *
/an'euh set", -zet", an"euh set', -zet'/, n. a cordial or liqueur flavored with aniseed. [1830-40; < F, short for anisette de Bordeaux. See ANISE, -ETTE] * * *
Anisian Stage
▪ geochronology       lowermost of two divisions of the Middle Triassic Series, representing those rocks deposited worldwide during Anisian time (245 million to 237 ...
anisic alcohol
Chem. See anisyl alcohol. * * *
anisic aldehyde
Chem. anisaldehyde. * * *
a combining form meaning "unequal," "uneven," used in the formation of compound words: anisogamous. [ < Gk, comb. form of ánisos; see AN-1, ISO-] * * *
/an uy'seuh kahr"pik, an'uy-/, adj. Bot. (of a flower) having a lower number of carpels than of other floral parts. [AN-1 + ISOCARPIC] * * *
/an uy'seuh kawr"ee euh, -kohr"-, an'uy-/, n. Ophthalm. inequality in the size of the pupils. [1900-05; ANISO- + Gk kór(e) pupil + -IA] * * *
/an uy'seuh dak"tl euhs, an'uy-/, adj. 1. Zool. having the toes unlike, or unequal in number. 2. Ornith. having three toes directed forward and one backward. Also, ...
—anisogametic /an uy'soh geuh met"ik, an'uy-/, adj. /an uy'soh geuh meet", -gam"eet, an'uy soh gam"eet/, n. Biol. either of a pair of unlike gametes, usually differing in ...
/an'uy sog"euh meuhs/, adj. Biol. reproducing by the fusion of dissimilar gametes or individuals, usually differing in size. Also, anisogamic /an uy'seuh gam"ik, ...
/an'uy sog"euh mee/, n. Biol. the union of anisogametes. [1890-95; ANISO- + -GAMY] * * *
/an"euh sohl'/, n. Chem. a colorless, water-insoluble liquid, C7H8O, having a pleasant, aromatic odor, used chiefly in perfumery and organic synthesis, and as a vermicide. Also ...
anisomerous [an΄ī säm′ər əs] adj. 〚 ANISO- + -MEROUS〛 Bot. of or describing a flower having an unequal number of petals, stamens, or other floral parts * * *
/an uy'seuh me"trik, an'uy-/, adj. 1. not isometric; of unequal measurement. 2. Mineral. (of a crystal) having axes of different lengths (opposed to equant). [1865-70; AN-1 + ...
anisometric verse
▪ literature       poetic verse that does not have equal or corresponding poetic metres (metre). An anisometric stanza is composed of lines of unequal metrical length, ...
See anisometric. * * *
anisometropia [an ī΄sō mə trō′pē ə] n. 〚 ANISO- + METR(O)- + -OPIA〛 a condition of the eyes in which they have unequal refractive power anisometropic [an ...
See anisometropia. * * *
See anisometropic. * * *
—anisophylly, n. /an uy'seuh fil"euhs, an'uy-/, adj. Bot. having leaves of different shapes or sizes. [1875-80; ANISO- + -PHYLLOUS] * * *
/an'uy sop"teuhr euhn/, adj. belonging or pertaining to the suborder Anisoptera, comprising the dragonflies. [ < NL Anisopter(a) (see ANISO-, -PTEROUS) + -AN] * * *
—anisotropically, adv. —anisotropy /an'uy so"treuh pee/, anisotropism, n. /an uy'seuh trop"ik, -troh"pik, an'uy-/, adj. 1. Physics. of unequal physical properties along ...
See anisotropic. * * *
See anisotropically. * * *
See anisotropically. * * * ▪ physics       in physics, the quality of exhibiting properties with different values when measured along axes in different directions. ...
anisyl acetate
/an"euh sil/, Chem. a colorless liquid, the para form of C10H12O3, having a lilaclike odor, used chiefly as a scent in the manufacture of perfume. [ANISE + -YL] * * *
anisyl alcohol
Chem. a colorless liquid, the para form of C8H10O2, having a hawthornlike odor, used chiefly as a scent in the manufacture of perfume. Also, anisic alcohol. [1860-65] * * *
/euh nee"teuh/, n. a female given name: Spanish form of Anna. * * * (as used in expressions) Desai Anita Anita Mazumdar Loos Anita * * *
Anita Brookner
➡ Brookner * * *
Anita Roddick
➡ Roddick (II) * * *
▪ Greek mythology       in Greek mythology, the son of the god Apollo and of Rhoeo, who was herself a descendant of the god Dionysus. Rhoeo, when pregnant, had been ...
Anjala League
▪ Finnish-Swedish conspiracy       (1788–89), a conspiracy of Swedish and Finnish army officers that undermined the Swedish war effort in the Russo-Swedish War of ...
▪ Japan       city, Aichi ken (prefecture), Honshu, Japan, in the middle of the Hekkai Terrace. Irrigation was introduced into the area in the late 19th century, ...
/an"jooh/; Fr. /ahonn zhooh"/, n. 1. a region and former province in W France, in the Loire Valley. 2. a firm-fleshed green-skinned variety of pear. 3. a town in S Quebec, in E ...
Anjou pear
Anjou pear [an′jo͞o΄] n. a thick, green, oval-shaped pear that ripens during the winter * * *
Anjou, François, duc d'
▪ French duke in full  Hercule-François, duc d'Anjou , also called (1566–76)  duc d'Alençon   born March 18, 1554, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France died June 10, 1584, ...
▪ China Wade-Giles romanization  An-k'ang , formerly  Xing'an        city in southeastern Shaanxi (Shensi) sheng (province), China. It is situated in the narrow ...
/ang"keuhr euh/; Turk. /ahng"kah rddah/, n. a city in and the capital of Turkey, in the central part. 1,522,350. Also, Angora. * * * formerly Angora City (pop., 1997: ...
Ankara, Battle of
▪ Turkish history Ankara also spelled  Angora        (July 20, 1402), military confrontation in which forces of the Ottoman sultan Bayezid I were defeated by those ...
Ankara, Treaty of
▪ France-Turkey [1921] also called  Franklin-Bouillon Agreement        (Oct. 20, 1921), pact between the government of France and the Grand National Assembly of ...
▪ mountain region, Madagascar       volcanic mountainous region in central Madagascar (Malagasy), covering an area of approximately 2,000 square miles (5,200 square km) ...
Ankaratra Mountains
/ahng"keuh rah"trah, -treuh, ahng'-/ a mountain range in central Madagascar: highest peak, 8675 ft. (2644 m). * * *
/ang"keuh nee/, n. a town in central Iowa. 15,429. * * *
/ang"keuh ruyt'/, n. a carbonate mineral related to dolomite but with iron replacing part of the magnesium. [1835-45; named after M. J. Anker (d. 1843), Austrian mineralogist; ...
/angk/, n. Egyptian Art. a tau cross with a loop at the top, used as a symbol of generation or enduring life. [1885-90; < Egyptian 'nh live; appar. at least partially homophonous ...
▪ queen of Egypt original name  Ankhesenpaaton   flourished 2nd millennium BCE    queen of ancient Egypt (Egypt, ancient) (reigned 1332–22 BCE), who shared the throne ...
/ahn"king"/, n. Older Spelling. Anqing. * * *
/ang"keuhl/, n. 1. (in humans) the joint between the foot and the leg, in which movement occurs in two planes. 2. the corresponding joint in a quadruped or bird; hock. 3. the ...
ankle jerk
a reflex extension of the foot, caused by contraction of the muscles of the calf, resulting from a sharp tap on the Achilles tendon; Achilles reflex. [1885-90] * * *
/ang"keuhl deep"/, adj. 1. high enough to reach or cover the ankles: ankle-deep mud. 2. deeply involved or entangled: He is ankle-deep in financial troubles. adv. 3. as high as ...
/ang"keuhl bohn'/, n. the talus. [1350-1400; ME; see ANKLE, BONE1] * * *
/ang"klit/, n. 1. a sock that reaches just above the ankle. 2. an ornamental circlet worn around the ankle. [1810-20; ANKLE + -LET] * * * ▪ jewelry       in jewelry, ...
/ang"klung/, n. a southeast Asian rhythm instrument consisting of a set of bamboo tubes that are tuned in octaves and slide in the grooves of a frame shaken by the performer. [ < ...
▪ river, Ghana       river in southern Ghana, western Africa. Rising northeast of Wiawso, it flows about 120 miles (190 km) south to the Gulf of Guinea (Atlantic) just ...
Ankobra River
River, southern Ghana. It rises northeast of Wiawso and flows about 130 mi (209 km) south to the Gulf of Guinea, just west of Axim. Its chief tributaries are the Mansi and Bonsa ...
/ang"keuhs, ung"keuhsh/, n., pl. ankus, ankuses. an elephant goad of India with a spike and a hook at one end. [1885-90; < Hindi; akin to ANGLE2] * * *
var. of ancylo-: ankylosis. * * *
/ang'keuh loh glaw"see euh, -glos"ee euh/, n. Pathol. tongue-tie. [ANKYLO- + Gk glôss(a) tongue + -IA] * * *
/ang"keuh loh sawr'/, n. any of several herbivorous dinosaurs of the suborder Ankylosauria, from the Cretaceous Period, having the body covered with thick, bony plates. Also ...
▪ dinosaur genus  armoured ornithischian dinosaurs that lived 70 million to 65 million years ago in North America during the Late Cretaceous Period. Ankylosaurus is a genus ...
/ang"keuh lohs'/, v.t., v.i., ankylosed, ankylosing. to unite or grow together, as the bones of a joint or the root of a tooth and its surrounding bone. [1780-90; back formation ...
ankylosing spondylitis
Pathol. a degenerative inflammatory disease, most common in young men, characterized by back pain and impaired mobility of the spinal column. * * *
—ankylotic /ang'keuh lot"ik/, adj. /ang'keuh loh"sis/, n. 1. Pathol. abnormal adhesion of the bones of a joint. 2. Anat. the union or consolidation of two or more bones or ...
/ang'keuh loh steuh muy"euh sis, -los teuh-/, n. Pathol. hookworm (def. 2). [1885-90; < NL, equiv. to Ancylostom(a) a genus of hookworm (see ANCYLO-, STOMA) + -iasis -IASIS] * * *
See ankylosis. * * *
/an"lis/, n. anelace. * * *
/ahn"lah geuh/, n., pl. anlagen /-geuhn/, anlages. (sometimes cap.) 1. Embryol. an embryonic area capable of forming a structure: the primordium, germ, or bud. 2. Psychol. an ...
/ahn"lowt'/, n., pl. anlaute /-low'teuh/, anlauts. Ling. 1. initial position in a word, esp. as a conditioning environment in sound change. 2. a sound in this position. Cf. ...
/an/, n. a female given name, form of Anna. * * * (as used in expressions) Ann Arbor Ann Cape Mary Ann Evans Landers Ann Lee Ann Ann Clare Boothe Radcliffe Ann Ann Ward Seton ...
Ann Arbor
/an ahr"beuhr/ a city in SE Michigan. 107,316. * * * City (pop., 2000: 114,024), southeastern Michigan, U.S. Founded in 1824, it became an agricultural centre with the coming of ...
Ann, Cape
Cape northeast of Boston, Mass. , U.S. Sheltering Ipswich Bay, it includes Annisquam Harbor on the north and Gloucester Harbor on the south. The rocky, picturesque promontory, ...
Ann (ăn), Cape A peninsula of northeast Massachusetts projecting into the Atlantic Ocean northeast of Gloucester. * * *
1. annals. 2. annuity. 3. years. [ < L anni] * * *
/ah"neuh/, n. 1. a former cupronickel coin of Pakistan, the 16th part of a rupee: last issued in 1960. 2. a former cupronickel coin of India, the 16th part of a rupee. [1720-30; ...
/an"euh/, n. 1. Douay Bible. Hannah. 2. a female given name: from a Hebrew word meaning "grace." * * * (as used in expressions) Akhmatova Anna Anna Andreyevna Gorenko Anna ...
Anna (Ivanovna)
born Jan. 28, 1693, Moscow, Russia died Oct. 17, 1740, St. Petersburg Empress of Russia (1730–40). After the death of Peter II, the Supreme Privy Council, Russia's actual ...
Anna Christie
/kris"tee/ a play (1921) by Eugene O'Neill. * * *
Anna Comnena
born Dec. 2, 1083 died с 1153 Byzantine historian. Daughter of the emperor Alexius I Comnenus, she conspired with her mother against her brother John II Comnenus; when the ...
Anna Karenina
/an"euh keuh ren"euh neuh/; Russ. /ah"neuh ku rddye"nyi neuh/ a novel (1875-76) by Leo Tolstoy. * * *
/an nah"beuh/, n. a seaport in NE Algeria: site of Hippo Regius. 152,006. Formerly, Bône. * * * formerly Bône Seaport (pop., 1998: 348,554), northeastern Algeria. Identified ...
/an"euh bel'/, n. a female given name. Also, Annabelle. * * *
▪ Germany       town, Saxony Land (state), east-central Germany. It lies high in the Ore Mountains (Erzgebirge), near the Czech border. The town was formed in 1945 by ...
/an"euh berr'guyt/, n. a mineral, hydrous nickel arsenate, Ni3As2O8·8H2O, occurring in apple-green masses and isomorphous with erythrite. [named after Annaberg, a town in E ...
An·na I·va·nov·na (äʹnə ē-väʹnəv-nə), 1693-1740. Empress of Russia (1730-1740) who intervened in the War of the Polish Succession (1733-1735) and attacked Turkey ...
An Na·jaf (ăn năjʹăf') A city of south-central Iraq on a lake near the Euphrates River. It is a starting point for the pilgrimage to Mecca. Population: 309,010. * * *
Annales [ȧ nȧl′] adj. 〚Fr, annals < Annales d'histoire économique et sociale, journal founded 1929〛 designating or of a group of Fr. historians using a variety of ...
Annales school
School of history. Established by Lucien Febvre (1878–1956) and Marc Bloch (1886–1944), its roots were in the journal Annales: économies, sociétés, civilisations, ...
—annalistic, adj. —annalistically, adv. /an"l ist/, n. a chronicler of events, esp. yearly ones; historian. [1605-15; ANNAL(S) + -IST, or < F annaliste] * * * ▪ Roman ...
an·nal·is·tic (ăn'ə-lĭsʹtĭk) adj. Relating to annals or an annalist. * * *
/an"lz/, n. (used with a pl. v.) 1. a record of events, esp. a yearly record, usually in chronological order. 2. historical records generally: the annals of war. 3. a periodical ...
/euh nam"/, n. a former kingdom and French protectorate along the E coast of French Indochina: now part of Vietnam. Also, Anam. * * * Historic kingdom, eastern Vietnam. The ...
/an'euh meez", -mees"/, adj., n., pl. Annamese. adj. 1. of or pertaining to Annam, its people, or their language. n. Also, Annamite /an"euh muyt'/. 2. a native of Annam. 3. ...
Annamese Cordillera
▪ mountain range, Asia French  Chaîne Annamitique , Vietnamese  Giai Truong Son        principal mountain range of Indochina and the watershed between the Mekong ...
See Annamese. * * *
/ah nahn"/, n. Kofi /koh"fee/, born 1938, Ghanaian diplomat: secretary-general of the United Nations since 1997. * * *
Annan, Kofi
▪ Ghanaian statesman in full  Kofi Atta Annan   born April 8, 1938, Kumasi, Gold Coast [now Ghana]    Ghanaian international civil servant, who was the seventh ...
Annan, Kofi (Atta)
born April 8, 1938, Kumasi, Gold Coast Seventh secretary-general of the United Nations (from 1997), who shared, with the UN, the 2001 Nobel Prize for Peace. He was the son of a ...
Annan, Kofi Atta
▪ 1998       When he moved into the office of UN secretary-general on Jan. 1, 1997, Kofi Annan of Ghana knew exactly what was expected from him by the organization's ...
An·nan (ănʹən), Kofi. Born 1938. Ghanaian diplomat who was appointed secretary-general of the United Nations in 1996. * * *
Annandale [an′ən dāl΄] 〚prob. after Queen ANNE + DALE〛 suburb of Washington, D.C., in NE Va.: pop. 55,000 * * * An·nan·dale (ănʹən-dāl') A city of northeast ...
/euh nap"euh lis/, n. a seaport in and the capital of Maryland, in the central part, on Chesapeake Bay: U.S. Naval Academy. 31,740. * * * City (pop., 2000: 35,838), capital of ...
Annapolis Convention
(September 1786) Meeting in Annapolis, Md. , U.S., that caused the convening of the Constitutional Convention. Delegates from five states gathered to discuss problems in ...
Annapolis Royal
a town in W Nova Scotia, in SE Canada, on an arm of the Bay of Fundy: the first settlement in Canada 1605. 738. Formerly, Port Royal. * * *
Annapolis Royal A town of western Nova Scotia, Canada, on an arm of the Bay of Fundy. One of the oldest settlements in Canada, it was founded as Port Royal by the French in 1605 ...
/an'euh poor"neuh, -perr"-/, n. 1. Hinduism. Devi (def. 2). 2. a mountain in N Nepal, in the Himalayas. 26,503 ft. (8078 m). Also, Anapurna. * * * Mountain range, Nepal. It ...
Ann Arbor A city of southeast Michigan west of Detroit. A research and educational center, it is the seat of the University of Michigan (founded 1817). Population: 109,592. * * *
▪ tax       a tax on the first year's income (first fruits) from an ecclesiastical benefice given by a new incumbent either to the bishop or to the pope. The first ...
/an"euh tohl'/, n. a male given name. * * *
/euh nat"oh, euh nah"toh/, n., pl. annattos. 1. a small tree, Bixa orellana, of tropical America. 2. Also, arnatto. a yellowish-red dye obtained from the pulp enclosing the seeds ...
/an/, n. 1. 1665-1714, queen of England 1702-14 (daughter of James II of England). 2. a female given name, form of Anna. * * * I born Feb. 6, 1665, London, Eng. died Aug. 1, ...
Anne and Joachim, Saints
▪ mother of Virgin Mary flourished 1st century BC, Palestine; Western feast day July 26, Eastern feast day July 25       the parents of the Virgin Mary, according to ...
Anne Arundel
▪ county, Maryland, United States       county, central Maryland, U.S. It is bounded by the Patapsco River to the north, Chesapeake Bay to the east, and the Patuxent ...
Anne Boleyn
/boo lin", bool"in/. See Boleyn, Anne. * * * born 1507? died May 19, 1536, London, Eng. British royal consort. After spending part of her childhood in France, Anne lived at ...
Anne Bradstreet
➡ Bradstreet * * *
Anne Bradstreet: Two Poems
▪ Primary Source       Usually considered the first American poet, Anne Bradstreet arrived in Massachusetts Bay Colony with her husband, Simon, in 1630. For many years, ...
Anne Brontë
➡ Brontë sisters * * *
Anne de Beaujeu
Fr. /annn" deuh boh zhue"/. See Anne of France. * * *
Anne Hathaway
➡ Hathaway * * *
Anne Hathaway’s Cottage
➡ Hathaway * * *
Anne of Austria
1601-66, queen consort of Louis XIII of France: regent during minority of her son Louis XIV. * * * born Sept. 22, 1601, Valladolid, Spain died Jan. 20, 1666, Paris, ...
Anne of Bohemia
1366-94, queen consort of Richard II of England. * * *
Anne of Brittany
1477-1514, wife of Maximilian I of Austria 1490-91; queen consort of Charles VIII of France 1491-98; queen consort of Louis XII of France 1499-1514. French, Anne de Bretagne ...
Anne of Cleves
1515-57, fourth wife of Henry VIII of England. * * * born Sept. 22, 1515 died July 16, 1557, London, Eng. Fourth wife of Henry VIII of England. Henry married Anne, whom he ...
Anne of Denmark
1574-1619, queen consort of James I of England. * * * ▪ queen consort of Great Britain and Ireland born Dec. 12, 1574 died March 2, 1619  queen consort of King James I of ...
Anne of France
(Anne de Beaujeu) 1460-1522, daughter of Louis XI of France: regent during the minority of her brother Charles VIII 1483-91. * * * ▪ regent of France also called  Anne Of ...
Anne Robinson
➡ Robinson (I) * * *
Anne Tyler
➡ Tyler (I) * * *
—annealer, n. /euh neel"/, v.t. 1. to heat (glass, earthenware, metals, etc.) to remove or prevent internal stress. 2. to free from internal stress by heating and gradually ...
Treatment of a metal, alloy, or other material by heating to a predetermined temperature, holding for a certain time, and then cooling to room temperature, done to improve ...
/euh nek"teuhnt/, adj. Zool. connecting or linking, as a group of animals transitional between two other species, families, classes, etc. Also, annectant. [1820-30; < L ...
/annneu see"/, n. a city in and the capital of Haute-Savoie, in SE France. 54,954. * * * ▪ France  city, capital of Haute-Savoie département, Rhône-Alpes région, ...
/an"l id/, n. 1. any segmented worm of the phylum Annelida, including the earthworms, leeches, and various marine forms. adj. 2. belonging or pertaining to the Annelida. Also, ...
/euh nel"i deuh/, n. the phylum comprising the annelids. [1825-35; < NL, equiv. to annel- ( < F annelés lit., ringed ones, pl. ptp. of anneler to ring, deriv. of OF an(n)el ring ...
Annenberg, Walter H.
▪ 1995       In 1994 many people considered the life of Walter Annenberg an American success story: an immigrant's son who gained renown as a publisher, an ambassador, ...
Annenberg, Walter Hubert
▪ 2003       American publisher and philanthropist (b. March 13, 1908, Milwaukee, Wis.—d. Oct. 1, 2002, Wynnewood, Pa.), used his wealth to promote conservative ...
/euh nen"skee/; Russ. /ah"nyin skyee/, n. Innokenty Fyodorovich /ee nu kyen"ti fyaw"deuh rddeuh vyich/, 1856-1909, Russian poet. Also, Annenski. * * *
Anneof Austria
Anne of Austria, 1601-1666. Wife of Louis XIII of France and regent (1643-1661) for her son Louis XIV. * * *
Anneof Cleves
Anne of Cleves (klēvz), 1515-1557. Queen of England (January-July 1540) as the fourth wife of Henry VIII. * * *
/euh net", a net"/; Fr. /ann net"/, n. a female given name, form of Anne. * * *
—annexable, adj. v. /euh neks", an"eks/; n. /an"eks, -iks/, v.t. 1. to attach, append, or add, esp. to something larger or more important. 2. to incorporate (territory) into ...
—annexational, adj. /an'ik say"sheuhn, -ek-/, n. 1. the act or an instance of annexing, esp. new territory. 2. the fact of being annexed. 3. something annexed. [1605-15; < ML ...
Annexation of Texas as Essential to the United States
▪ Primary Source       One of the first attempts in the 1840s to revive the issue of the annexation of Texas was a letter written by Thomas Gilmer and published in the ...
See annexation. * * *
—annexationist, n., adj. /an'ik say"sheuh niz'euhm, an'ek-/, n. the theory or practice of taking over another country's territory, esp. by force. [1840-50; ANNEXATION + -ISM] * ...
See annexation. * * *
annexe [an′eks΄] n. 〚Fr〛 Brit. sp. of ANNEX * * * an·nexe (ănʹĭks) n. Chiefly British Variant of annex. * * *
▪ Greek philosopher flourished 4th and 3rd centuries BC       Greek philosopher who was drawn to the ideas of the Cyrenaic school of philosophy, founded by Aristippus, ...
/an"ee/, n. a female given name, form of Ann, Anna, or Anne. * * * (as used in expressions) Besant Annie Annie Wood Leibovitz Annie Oakley Annie Proulx Edna Annie * * *
Annie Get Your Gun
a US musical play (1946) by Irving Berlin. It is a story about Annie Oakley, and a film version was made in 1950. One of its songs, There’s No Business Like Show Business, has ...
Annie Hall
a successful US film (1977), written and directed by Woody Allen. It is a romantic comedy and won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress (Diane Keaton). * * *
Annie Lennox
➡ Lennox * * *
Annie Oakley
/ohk"lee/ a free ticket, as to a theater; pass. [allegedly so called because such tickets, punched to prevent resale, resembled the playing cards used as targets by Annie ...
An·nie Oak·ley (ănʹē ōkʹlē) n. A free ticket or pass.   [After Oakley, Annie (from the association of the punched ticket with one of her bullet-riddled targets).] * * *

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