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/ant'an euh klas"is/, n. Rhet. a form of speech in which a key word is repeated and used in a different, and sometimes contrary, way for a play on words, as in The craft of a ...
/ahn'teuh nah'neuh ree"voh, an'teuh nan'euh-/, n. a city in and the capital of Madagascar, in the central part. 650,000. Formerly, Tananarive. * * * formerly Tananarive City ...
▪ people also called  Antampatrana,         a Malagasy people living in southernmost Madagascar. Numbering about 500,000 in the late 20th century, the Antandroy ...
/ant ay"peks/, n., pl. antapexes, antapices /-ap"euh seez', -ay"peuh-/. Astron. the point exactly opposite in direction to the solar apex; the point away from which the solar ...
Antar, Romance ofʿ
▪ Arabic literature       tales of chivalry centred on the Arab desert poet and warrior ʿAntarah ibn Shaddād, one of the poets of the celebrated pre-Islamic collection ...
/un'teuhr ung"geuh/, n. (used with a pl. v.) Yoga. the three angas pertaining to the mind: dharana or concentration, dhyana or meditation, and samadhi or contemplation. [ < Skt ...
Antarc abbrev. Antarctica * * *
/ant ahrk"tik, -ahr"tik/, adj. 1. of, at, or near the South Pole. n. 2. the Antarctic, the Antarctic Ocean and Antarctica. [1325-75; < L antarcticus < Gk antarktikós (see ANT-, ...
Antarctic Circle
an imaginary line drawn parallel to the equator, at 23° 28prime; N of the South Pole: between the South Frigid Zone and the South Temperate Zone. See diag. under zone. * * ...
Antarctic Circumpolar Current
an ocean current flowing from west to east around Antarctica. Also called West Wind Drift. * * * ▪ oceanography also called  West Wind Drift,         surface oceanic ...
Antarctic Continent
Antarctica. * * *
Antarctic Convergence
the fairly well-defined boundary that exists between the cold antarctic waters and the warmer waters to the north and can be traced around the world. * * *
Antarctic meteorite
▪ astronomy  any of a large group of meteorites that have been collected in Antarctica, first by Japanese expeditions and subsequently by U.S. and European teams since the ...
Antarctic Ocean
the waters surrounding Antarctica, comprising the southernmost parts of the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian oceans. * * *
Antarctic Peninsula
a peninsula in Antarctica, S of South America. Cf. Graham Land, Palmer Peninsula. * * * ▪ peninsula, Antarctica also called  Palmer Peninsula,  Graham Land , or  Tierra ...
Antarctic Plate
a major tectonic division of the earth's crust, comprising Antarctica and adjacent ocean basins (the South Indian, Southeast Pacific, and Atlantic-Indian basins) and bounded on ...
Antarctic regions
Antarctica and the southern waters of the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian oceans (the term "Antarctic Ocean" is sometimes used, inappropriately). Much of the area is characterized ...
Antarctic Treaty
▪ 1959       (Dec. 1, 1959), agreement signed by 12 nations, in which the Antarctic (Antarctica) continent was made a demilitarized zone to be preserved for scientific ...
Antarctic Zone
the section of the earth's surface lying between the Antarctic Circle and the South Pole. See diag. under zone. * * *
/ant ahrk"ti keuh, -ahr"ti-/, n. the continent surrounding the South Pole: almost entirely covered by an ice sheet. ab. 5,000,000 sq. mi. (12,950,000 sq. km). Also called ...
Antarctic Archipelago See Palmer Archipelago. * * *
Antarctic Circle Thom Gillis The parallel of latitude approximately 66°33' south. It forms the boundary between the South Temperate and South Frigid zones. * * *
Antarctic Ocean The waters surrounding Antarctica, actually the southern extensions of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans. * * *
Antarctic Peninsula also Palm·er Peninsula (päʹmər) A region of Antarctica extending about 1,931 km (1,200 mi) north toward South America. * * *
/an tair"eez, -tar"-/, n. Astron. a red supergiant star of the first magnitude in the constellation Scorpius. * * * ▪ star also called  Alpha Scorpii        red, ...
/ant'ahr thrit"ik/, adj., n. Pharm., Med. antiarthritic. [1700-10; ANT- + ARTHRITIC] * * *
/ant'az mat"ik, -as-/, Med. adj. 1. relieving or preventing asthma or an asthmatic paroxysm. n. 2. an antasthmatic agent. [1675-85; ANT- + ASTHMATIC] * * *
/ant'euh trof"ik, -troh"fik/, Med. adj. 1. preventing or curing atrophy. n. 2. an antatrophic agent. [1805-15; ANT- + ATROPHIC] * * *
ant bear n. A large anteater (Myrmecophaga jubata), native to South America and characterized by white stripes that run along both sides of its body. * * *
/ant"berrd'/, n. any of numerous passerine birds of the family Formicariidae, of the New World tropics, many species of which follow army ant swarms to feed on insects disturbed ...
ant cow n. An aphid that yields a honeylike substance on which ants feed. * * *
/an"tee/, n., v., anted or anteed, anteing. n. 1. Poker. a fixed but arbitrary stake put into the pot by each player before the deal. 2. an amount of money paid in advance to ...
ante meridiem
/an"tee meuh rid"ee euhm, -em'/. See a.m. [1555-65] * * *
a prefix meaning "before," used in the formation of compound words: anteroom; antebellum; antedate. [ < L, prefixal form of prep. and adv. ante (see ANCIENT); akin to Gk antí, ...
/ahn"te krddee"stoom/; Eng. /an"tee kris"teuhm/, adj. Latin. before Christ. Abbr.: A.C. * * *
/an'tee nuy seen", -nuy"seen/, adj. of or pertaining to the Christian church or period before the Nicene Council of A.D. 325. Also, ante-Nicaean /an'tee nuy see"euhn/. * * *
/ant"ee'teuhr/, n. 1. any of several mammals of the family Myrmecophagidae, having a long, tapered snout, extensile tongue, and powerful front claws and feeding chiefly on ants ...
/an"tee bel"euhm/, adj. before or existing before the war, esp. the American Civil War. [1860-65; < L ante bellum before the war] * * *
/an'teuh seed"/, v.t., anteceded, anteceding. to go before, in time, order, rank, etc.; precede: Shakespeare antecedes Milton. [1615-25; < L antecedere to go before, precede, ...
/an'teuh seed"ns/, n. 1. the act of going before; precedence. 2. priority. 3. Astron. (of a planet) apparent retrograde motion. [1525-35; ANTECEDE + -ENCE] * * *
/an'teuh seed"n see/, n. the quality or condition of being antecedent. [1590-1600; ANTECED(ENT) + -ENCY] * * *
—antecedental /an'teuh see den"tl/, adj. —antecedently, adv. /an'teuh seed"nt/, adj. 1. preceding; prior: an antecedent event. n. 2. a preceding circumstance, event, object, ...
See antecedent. * * *
/an'teuh ses"euhr/, n. a person who goes before; predecessor. [1375-1425; late ME antecessour ( < MF) < L antecessor he who goes before, a predecessor, equiv. to anteced-, var. ...
/an"tee chaym'beuhr/, n. a chamber or room that serves as a waiting room and entrance to a larger room or an apartment; anteroom. [1650-60; earlier antichamber < F antichambre, ...
/an"tee chap'euhl/, n. a room or hall before the entrance to a chapel. [1695-1705; ANTE- + CHAPEL] * * *
/an"tee kwuyeur'/, n. an enclosed space in front of the choir of a church. Also called forechoir. [1885-90; ANTE- + CHOIR] * * *
/an"tee kawrt', -kohrt'/, n. Rare. a forecourt. [1685-95; ANTE- + COURT] * * *
v. /an"ti dayt', an'ti dayt"/; n. /an"ti dayt'/, v., antedated, antedating, n. v.t. 1. to be of older date than; precede in time: The Peruvian empire antedates the Mexican ...
/an'tee di looh"vee euhn/, adj. 1. of or belonging to the period before the Flood. Gen. 7, 8. 2. very old, old-fashioned, or out of date; antiquated; primitive: antediluvian ...
antediluvian patriarch.
See under patriarch (def. 1). * * *
—antefixal, adj. /an"teuh fiks'/, n., pl. antefixes, antefixa /-fik'seuh/. Archit. 1. an upright ornament at the eaves of a tiled roof, to conceal the foot of a row of convex ...
See antefix. * * *
/an'teuh flek"sheuhn/, n. Pathol. a bending forward of an organ, esp. of the body of the uterus. [1855-60; ANTE- + L flexion- (s. of flexio) a bending; see FLEXION] * * *
/an"tee hawl'/, n. a room or hall serving as a waiting room and entrance to a larger hall. [1840-50; ANTE- + HALL] * * *
Antelami, Benedetto
born с 1150, probably Lombardy died с 1230, Parma Italian sculptor and architect. He probably belonged to the Magistri Antelami, a civic builders' guild in the Lake Como ...
—antelopian, antelopine /an'tl oh"pin, -puyn/, adj. /an"tl ohp'/, n., pl. antelopes, (esp. collectively) antelope. 1. any of several ruminants of the family Bovidae, chiefly of ...
/an'tee meuh rid"ee euhn/, adj. 1. occurring before noon. 2. of or pertaining to the forenoon. [1650-60; ANTE- + MERIDIAN] * * *
an·te me·rid·i·em (ăn'tē mə-rĭdʹē-əm) adv. & adj. Abbr. A.M. or a.m. or A.M. Before noon. Used chiefly in the abbreviated form to specify the hour: 10:30 A.M.; an ...
/an'tee mawr"teuhm/, adj. before death: an antemortem confession. Also, ante-mortem, ante mortem. [1880-85; < L] * * *
/an'tee mun dayn", -mun"dayn/, adj. before the creation of the world. [1725-35; ANTE- + MUNDANE] * * *
—antenatally, adv. /an'tee nayt"l/, adj. prenatal: an antenatal clinic. [1810-20; ANTE- + NATAL] * * *
See antenatal. * * *
/an"tee nayv'/, n. a porch or narthex before the nave of a church. [1820-30; ANTE- + NAVE1] * * *
—antennal, adj. /an ten"euh/, n., pl. antennas for 1, antennae /-ten"ee/ for 2. 1. a conductor by which electromagnetic waves are sent out or received, consisting commonly of a ...
antenna array
a directional antenna or system of antennas for radio transmission or reception. Also called array. [1935-40] * * *
See antenna. * * *
antennal gland.
See green gland. * * *
/an ten"euh ree/, adj. Zool. 1. of, pertaining to, or resembling an antenna. 2. bearing antennae; antennate. [1830-40; ANTENN(A) + -ARY1] * * *
/an"teuh nit, -nayt'/, adj. Zool. having antennae. [ANTENN(AE) + -ATE1] * * *
/an ten"euh feuhr/, n. Zool. a pivotal projection at the rim of an antennal socket. [ANTENN(A) + -I- + -FER] * * *
See antennule. * * *
—antennular /an ten"yeuh leuhr/, antennulary /an ten"yeuh ler'ee/, adj. /an ten"yoohl/, n. Zool. a small antenna, esp. one of the foremost pair of a crustacean. [1835-45; ...
flourished с 530–510 BC Greek sculptor active in Athens. In antiquity he was famous for his bronze group of the Tyrannicides (с 510 BC) made for the Athenian agora; the ...
/an"tee num'beuhr/, n. a number that immediately precedes another: Three is the antenumber of four. [1620-30; ANTE- + NUMBER] * * *
/an'tee nup"sheuhl, -cheuhl/, adj. before marriage. [1810-20; ANTE- + NUPTIAL] Pronunciation. See nuptial. * * *
antenuptial agreement.
See prenuptial agreement. * * *
/an'tee awr"bi tl/, adj. Anat. situated in front of the eye. [1830-40; ANTE- + ORBITAL] * * *
/an"tee pahr"teuhm/, adj. Obstet. of or noting the period prior to childbirth; before delivery. Cf. postpartum. [1905-10; < L] * * *
/an"ti past'/, n. Archaic. a foretaste; appetizer. [1580-90; ANTE- + L pastus food (orig. ptp. of pascere to feed), equiv. to pas- feed + -tus ptp. suffix] * * *
/an'tee pen"dee euhm/, n., pl. antependia /-dee euh/. the decoration of the front of an altar, as a covering of silk or a painted panel. [1690-1700; < ML; see ANTE-, PEND, ...
/an'tee pee"nult, -pi nult"/, n. the third syllable from the end in a word, as te in antepenult. [1575-85; < L (syllaba) antepaenultima the second (syllable) from the last, fem. ...
/an'tee pi nul"teuh mit/, adj. 1. third from the end. 2. of or pertaining to an antepenult. n. 3. an antepenult. [1720-30; ANTEPENULT + (ULT)IMATE] * * *
/an"tee pawrch', -pohrch'/, n. an outer porch. [1615-25; ANTE- + PORCH] * * *
/an'tee pawr"ti koh', -pohr"-/, n., pl. anteporticoes, anteporticos. a lesser portico preceding a main portico. [1830-40; ANTE- + PORTICO] * * *
/an'tee pran"dee euhl/, adj. preprandial. [1840-50; ANTE- + PRANDIAL] * * *
/an'tee proh'euh bish"euhn/, adj. before prohibition. [ANTE- + PROHIBITION] * * *
▪ Spain       city, Málaga provincia (province), in the comunidad autónoma (autonomous community) of Andalusia, southern Spain, northwest of Málaga, at the foot of ...
—anteriority /an tear'ee awr"i tee, -or"-/, n. —anteriorly, adv. /an tear"ee euhr/, adj. 1. situated before or at the front of; fore (opposed to posterior). 2. going before ...
anterior pituitary
Anat. See under pituitary gland. * * *
anterior pituitary luteotropin
Biochem. prolactin. * * *
anterior tooth
Dentistry. a tooth in the front of the mouth; an incisor or cuspid. * * *
See anterior. * * *
See anteriority. * * *
An·te·ro (ăn-târʹō), Mount A peak, 4,352 m (14,269 ft) high, in the Sawatch Mountains of central Colorado. * * *
a combining form with the meaning "situated in front, fore," used in the formation of compound words: anteroparietal. [ANTER(IOR) + -O-] * * *
/an"tee roohm', -room'/, n. 1. a room that admits to a larger room. 2. a waiting room. [1755-65; ANTE- + ROOM] * * *
/an'teuh roh peuh ruy"i tl/, adj. Anat. situated in a forward part or on the wall of an organ or cavity. [ANTERO- + PARIETAL] * * *
/an"teuh ros'/, n. 1. Class. Myth. a brother of Eros, most often regarded as the avenger of unrequited love. 2. Anterus. * * *
/an"teuhr euhs/, n. Saint, pope A.D. 235-236. Also, Anteros. * * *
Anterus, Saint
▪ pope born , Greece died Jan. 3, 236, Rome; feast day January 3       pope for several weeks at the end of 235 and the beginning of 236. He was elected (possibly Nov. ...
/an"tee tuyp'/, n. an earlier form; prototype. [1605-15; ANTE- + TYPE] * * *
/an'tee verr"zheuhn, -sheuhn/, n. Pathol. a tipping forward of an organ, as the uterus. [1850-55; ANTE- + VERSION] * * *
/an'tee verrt"/, v.t. Pathol. to displace (the uterus or other body organ) by tipping forward. [1640-50; < L antevertere to go before, precede, equiv. to ante ANTE- + vertere to ...
var. of antho- esp. before a vowel. * * *
/an thee"euh/, n. a female given name: from a Greek word meaning "flowery." * * *
/an"tuyl/, n. George, 1900-59, U.S. composer. * * *
Antheil, George
▪ American composer in full  Georg Johann Carl Antheil   born July 8, 1900, Trenton, N.J., U.S. died Feb. 12, 1959, New York City       American composer known for ...
anthelic arc
/ant hee"lik, an thee"-/ a rare halo occurring at the sun's elevation but in the opposite part of the sky. [ANTHEL(ION) + -IC] * * *
/ant hee"lee euhn, an thee"-/, n., pl. anthelia /-lee euh/. a luminous, white spot occasionally appearing at the sun's elevation but in the opposite part of the sky. [1660-70; < ...
anthelix [ant hē′liks΄] n. pl. anthelixes [anthē′liks iz΄] or anthelices [anthel′i sēz΄] ANTIHELIX * * *
/ant'hel min"tik, an'thel-/, Pharm. adj. 1. of or pertaining to a substance capable of destroying or eliminating parasitic worms, esp. human intestinal helminths. n. 2. any such ...
/an"theuhm/, n. 1. a song, as of praise, devotion, or patriotism: the national anthem of Spain; our college anthem. 2. a piece of sacred vocal music, usually with words taken ...
/an thee"meuh, an"theuh-/, n., pl. anthemata /an thee"meuh teuh, -them"euh teuh/, anthemas. Pathol. 1. exanthema. 2. an eruption of the skin. [ < Gk ánthema efflorescence, ...
/an thee"mee euhn/, n., pl. anthemia /-mee euh/. an ornament of floral forms in a flat radiating cluster, as in architectural decoration, vase painting, etc. Also called ...
▪ Roman emperor in full  Procopius Anthemius  died 472       Western Roman emperor who reigned from April 12, 467, to July 11, 472.       The son-in-law of the ...
Anthemiusof Tralles
An·the·mi·us of Tral·les (ăn-thēʹmē-əs; trălʹēz), fl.sixth century A.D. Byzantine mathematician and architect. He designed the church of Hagia Sophia, now a mosque, ...
—antheral, adj. —antherless, adj. /an"theuhr/, n. Bot. the pollen-bearing part of a stamen. See diag. under flower. [1545-55; < NL anthera < L < Gk, fem. of antherós ...
See antheridium. * * *
—antheridial, adj. /an'theuh rid"ee euhm/, n., pl. antheridia /-theuh rid"ee euh/. Bot., Mycol. a male reproductive structure producing gametes, occurring in ferns, mosses, ...
/an'theuhr euh zoh"id, an"theuhr euh zoyd'/, n. Bot., Mycol. the motile male gamete produced in an antheridium. [1850-55; ANTHER + -O- + Z(O)OID] * * *
/an thee"sis/, n., pl. antheses /-seez/. Bot. the period or act of expansion in flowers, esp. the maturing of the stamens. [1825-35; < NL < Gk ánthesis bloom, equiv. to anthe- ...
—Anthesteriac /an'theuh stear"ee ak'/, adj. /an'theuh stear"ee euh/, n. (sometimes used with a pl. v.) one of the ancient Athenian festivals composing the Dionysia; a spring ...
/ant"hil'/, n. a mound of earth, leaves, etc., formed by a colony of ants in digging or constructing their underground nest. [1250-1300; ME amete hulle, ampte hille; see ANT, ...
Anthimus I
▪ Byzantine patriarch also called  Anthim Of Trebizond  flourished 6th century       Greek Orthodox patriarch of Constantinople (reigned 535–536), the last notable ...
Anthimus of Iberia
▪ Romanian bishop and writer Romanian  Antim Ivireanul   born c. 1660, Georgia died 1716       metropolitan of Walachia (now part of Romania), linguist, typographer, ...
Anthimus VI
▪ Eastern Orthodox patriarch original name  Joannides   born c. 1790, , Kutali Island, Aegean Sea died 1878, Kandilli, near present Istanbul       Eastern Orthodox ...
Anthimus VII Tsatsos
▪ Eastern Orthodox patriarch born c. 1835, , possibly Ioánnina, Greece died December 1913, Halki, Tur.       Eastern Orthodox patriarch of Constantinople (1895–96), ...
a combining form meaning "flower," used in the formation of compound words: anthophore. [ < Gk, comb. form of ánthos flower] * * *
/an'theuh kahr"peuhs/, adj. (of a fruit) having accessory or enlarged tissue, as the apple or strawberry. [1825-35; ANTHO- + -CARPOUS] * * *
/an'theuh suy"euh nin/, n. Biochem. any of a class of water-soluble pigments that give flowers the colors ranging from red to blue. Also, anthocyan /an'theuh suy"euhn/. [1830-40; ...
/an thoh"dee euhm/, n., pl. anthodia /-dee euh/. Bot. a flower head or capitulum, esp. the head of a composite plant. See illus. under inflorescence. [1855-60; < NL < Gk ...
anthology. * * *
See anthology. * * *
See anthologize. * * *
—anthologizer, n. /an thol"euh juyz'/, v., anthologized, anthologizing. v.i. 1. to compile an anthology. v.t. 2. to make an anthology of; include in an anthology. Also, esp. ...
See anthologist. * * *
—anthological /an'theuh loj"i keuhl/, adj. —anthologically, adv. —anthologist, n. /an thol"euh jee/, n., pl. anthologies. 1. a book or other collection of selected writings ...
anthomyiid fly
▪ insect       any of a group of common flies (order Diptera) that resemble the housefly in appearance. The lesser housefly (Fannia canicularis) and the latrine fly (F. ...
/an"teuh nee/ for 1, 2; /an"theuh nee/ for 3; /an"theuh nee/ or, esp. Brit., /-teuh-/ for 4, n. 1. See Antony, Mark. 2. Saint, A.D. 251?-356?, Egyptian hermit: founder of ...
Anthony Amendment
➡ suffragettes * * *
Anthony Blunt
➡ Blunt * * *
Anthony Burgess
➡ Burgess (I) * * *
Anthony Caro
➡ Caro * * *
Anthony dollar
a cupronickel coin of the U.S., equal to one dollar, bearing a portrait of Susan B. Anthony on its obverse: first issued in 1979. * * *
Anthony Dowell
➡ Dowell * * *
Anthony Eden
➡ Eden * * *
Anthony Hopkins
➡ Hopkins (I) * * *
Anthony III Studite
▪ patriarch of Constantinople died 983, Constantinople [now Istanbul, Turkey]       Greek Orthodox monk and patriarch of Constantinople (reigned 974–979) who ...
Anthony Joseph Foyt
➡ Foyt * * *
Anthony Lagoon
▪ Northern Territory, Australia       settlement, east-central Northern Territory, Australia, on the Barkly Tableland. Named for a permanent water hole in the course of ...
Anthony Melissa
▪ Byzantine monk flourished 11th century       Byzantine monk, author whose collection of teachings and maxims taken from Sacred Scripture, early Christian writers, ...
Anthony Minghella
➡ Minghella * * *
Anthony Of Bourbon
▪ king of Navarre also called  Anthony Of Navarre,  French  Antoine De Bourbon, or De Navarre,  Spanish  Antonio De Borbón, or De Navarra  born April 22, 1518 died Nov. ...
Anthony of Egypt, Saint
born 251, Koma, near al-Minyā, Heptanomis, Egypt died Jan. 17?, 356, Dayr Mārī Antonios hermitage, near the Red Sea; feast day January 17 Egyptian hermit considered the ...
Anthony of Kiev
▪ Russian monk also called  Anthony of Pechersk  born , Ukraine died 1073, Kiev       founder of Russian monasticism through the introduction of the Greek Orthodox ...
Anthony Of Novgorod
▪ Russian archbishop original name  Dobrynia Jadrejkovič   flourished 13th century       monk and archbishop of Novgorod, Russia (1211–c. 1231), noted for his ...
Anthony of Padua
/an"teuh nee, -theuh-/ Saint, 1195-1231, Franciscan monk and preacher in Italy and France. * * *
Anthony of Padua, Saint
born 1195, Lisbon, Port. died June 13, 1231, Arcella, Verona; canonized 1232; feast day June 13 Franciscan friar, Doctor of the Church, and patron saint of Portugal. He joined ...
Anthony of Padua,Saint
Anthony of Pad·u·a (păjʹo͞o-ə, pădʹyo͞o-ə), Saint. 1195-1231. Portuguese-born Franciscan friar who was a renowned preacher. * * *
Anthony Of Tagrit
▪ Syrian theologian and writer flourished 9th century       Syrian Orthodox theologian and writer, a principal contributor to the development of Syriac literature and ...
Anthony Trollope
➡ Trollope * * *
Anthony van Dyck
➡ Dyck * * *
Anthony Wedgwood Benn
➡ Benn * * *
Anthony, Carmelo
▪ American athlete born May 29, 1984, Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S.       American professional basketball player credited with turning the Denver Nuggets, then the worst team ...
Anthony, Earl
▪ 2002       American bowler (b. April 27, 1938, Kent, Wash.—found dead Aug. 14, 2001, New Berlin, Wis.), was the winningest player in the history of the Professional ...
Anthony, Earl Roderick
▪ American bowler born April 27, 1938, Kent, Wash., U.S. died Aug. 14, 2001, New Berlin, Wis.  American professional bowler, who helped to make bowling a major television ...
Anthony, Katharine
▪ American biographer born Nov. 27, 1877, Roseville, Ark., U.S. died Nov. 20, 1965, New York, N.Y.  American biographer best known for The Lambs (1945), a controversial study ...
Anthony, Michael
▪ West Indian author born February 10, 1932, Mayaro, Trinidad and Tobago       West Indian author of novels, short stories, and travelogues about domestic life in his ...
Anthony, Susan B(rownell)
born Feb. 15, 1820, Adams, Mass., U.S. died March 13, 1906, Rochester, N.Y. U.S. pioneer in the women's suffrage movement. A precocious child, she learned to read and write at ...
Anthony, Susan B.
▪ American suffragist in full  Susan Brownell Anthony   born Feb. 15, 1820, Adams, Mass., U.S. died March 13, 1906, Rochester, N.Y.  pioneer crusader for the woman ...
Anthony, William Arnold
▪ American physicist born Nov. 17, 1835, Coventry, R.I., U.S. died May 29, 1908, New York, N.Y.       physicist and pioneer in the teaching of electrical engineering in ...
An·tho·ny (ănʹthə-nē), Saint. A.D. 250?-350?. Egyptian ascetic monk considered to be the founder of Christian monasticism. * * *
Anthony,Susan Brownell
Anthony, Susan Brownell. 1820-1906. American feminist leader and suffragist who was instrumental in the passage of legislation that gave married women legal rights over their ...
/an thof"euh leuhs/, adj. 1. Also, anthophagous /an thof"euh geuhs/. feeding on flowers, as certain insects. 2. attracted by or living among flowers. [1880-85; ANTHO- + ...
/an"theuh fawr', -fohr'/, n. Bot. a form of floral stalk, produced by the elongation of the internode between the calyx and the corolla, and bearing the corolla, stamens, and ...
—anthophyllitic /an'theuh feuh lit"ik/, adj. /an'theuh fil"uyt/, n. a mineral, magnesium-iron silicate, (Mg,Fe)7(Si8O22)(OH)2, occurring in schists in lamellar or fibrous ...
/an'theuh zoh"euhn/, n. 1. any marine coelenterate of the class Anthozoa, comprising colonial and solitary polyps and including corals, sea anemones, sea pens, etc. adj. 2. Also, ...
See anthozoan. * * *
a combining form meaning "coal," "carbon," "carbuncle," used in the formation of compound words: anthracosis; anthracnose; anthracoid. Also, esp. before a consonant, anthraco-. [ ...
/an"threuh seen'/, n. Chem. a colorless, crystalline powder, C14H12, obtained from coal tar and having a violet fluorescence: used chiefly as a source of anthraquinone and ...
an·thra·ces (ănʹthrə-sēz') n. Plural of anthrax. * * *
—anthracitic /an'threuh sit"ik/, anthracitous /an"threuh suy'teuhs/, adj. /an"threuh suyt'/, n. a mineral coal containing little of the volatile hydrocarbons and burning almost ...
See anthracite. * * *
/an thrak"nohs/, n. Plant. Pathol. a disease of plants characterized by restricted, discolored lesions, caused by a fungus. [1885-90; < F; see ANTHRAC-, NOSO-] * * * Plant ...
var. of anthrac- before a consonant. * * *
/an"threuh koyd'/, adj. 1. resembling anthrax. 2. resembling coal or charcoal; carbonlike. [1880-85; ANTHRAC- + -OID] * * *
/an'threuh koh sil'i koh"sis/, n. Pathol. a form of pneumoconiosis occurring in miners, caused by the inhalation of coal and siliceous particles. Also, anthrasilicosis /an'threuh ...
—anthracotic /an'threuh kot"ik/, adj. /an'threuh koh"sis/, n. Pathol. 1. the deposition of coal dust in the lungs; asymptomatic pneumoconiosis. 2. See black lung. [1830-40; < ...
/an thran"l ayt', -it, an'threuh nil"ayt, -it/, n. Chem. a salt or ester of anthranilic acid. [ANTHRANIL(IC ACID) + -ATE2] * * *
anthranilic acid
/an"threuh nil"ik, an'-/, Chem. a yellowish crystalline compound, C7H7NO2, soluble in hot water, alcohol, and ether: used in the manufacture of dyes, pharmaceuticals, and ...
/an'threuh kweuh nohn", -kwee"nohn, -kwin"ohn/, n. Chem. a yellow, water-insoluble, crystalline powder, C14H8O2, usually derived from anthracene or phthalic anhydride: used ...
anthraquinone dye
Chem. any of the class of dyes derived from anthraquinone, used for dyeing textiles, esp. cotton, rayon, and silk. * * * ▪ pigment       any of a group of organic dyes ...
/an"thraks/, n., pl. anthraces /-threuh seez'/. Pathol. 1. an infectious, often fatal disease of cattle, sheep, and other mammals, caused by Bacillus anthracis, transmitted to ...
anthrop abbrev. 1. anthropological 2. anthropology * * *
1. anthropological. 2. anthropology. * * *
/an throp"ik/, adj. of or pertaining to human beings or their span of existence on earth. Also, anthropical. [1795-1805; < Gk anthropikós human. See ANTHROPO-, -IC] * * *
a learned borrowing from Greek meaning "human," used in the formation of compound words: anthropometry. [ < Gk, comb. form of ánthropos human being, man] * * *
—anthropocentrically, adv. /an'threuh poh sen"trik/, adj. 1. regarding the human being as the central fact of the universe. 2. assuming human beings to be the final aim and end ...
See anthropocentric. * * *
/an'threuh poh sen tris"i tee/, n., pl. anthropocentricities. 1. the state or quality of being anthropocentric. 2. an anthropocentric interpretation of the universe. [1955-60; ...
/an'threuh poh sen"triz euhm/, n. an anthropocentric theory or view. [1905-10; ANTHROPOCENTR(IC) + -ISM] * * *
—anthropogenetic /an'threuh poh jeuh net"ik/, adj. /an'threuh poh jen"euh sis/, n. the genesis or development of the human race, esp. as a subject of scientific study. Also, ...
/an'threuh peuh jen"ik/, adj. caused or produced by humans: anthropogenic air pollution. [1885-90; ANTHROPO- + -GENIC] * * *
See anthropogenic. * * *
—anthropogeographer, n. —anthropogeographic /an'threuh poh jee'euh graf"ik/, anthropogeographical, adj. /an'threuh poh jee og"reuh fee/, n. a branch of anthropology dealing ...
See anthropography. * * *
See anthropographic. * * *
—anthropographic /an'threuh peuh graf"ik/, adj. /an'threuh pog"reuh fee/, n. the branch of anthropology that describes the varieties of humankind and their geographical ...
—anthropoidal, adj. /an"threuh poyd'/, adj. 1. resembling humans. 2. belonging or pertaining to the primate suborder Anthropoidea, characterized by a relatively flat face, dry ...
anthropoid ape
any tailless ape of the families Pongidae and Hylobatidae, anatomically resembling humans, and comprising the gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans, gibbons and siamangs. [1830-40] * ...
See anthropoid. * * *
anthropology. * * *
—anthropolater, n. —anthropolatric /an'threuh pol"euh trik, -peuh la"trik/, adj. /an'threuh pol"euh tree/, n. the worship of a human being as a god. [1650-60; ANTHROPO- + ...
See anthropological. * * *
See anthropology. * * *
anthropological linguistics
the study of language in relation to culture, including the recording and analysis of the languages of nonliterate societies. * * *       study of the relationship ...
See anthropological. * * *
/an'threuh pol"euh jist/, n. a person who specializes in anthropology. [1790-1800; ANTHROPOLOG(Y) + -IST] * * *
—anthropological /an'threuh peuh loj"i keuhl/, anthropologic, adj. —anthropologically, adv. /an'threuh pol"euh jee/, n. 1. the science that deals with the origins, physical ...
Anthropology and Archaeology
▪ 2009 Introduction Anthropology       Among the key developments in 2008 in the field of physical anthropology was the discovery by a large interdisciplinary team of ...
/an'threuh pom"i teuhr/, n. Anthropol. an instrument that consists of a calibrated, vertical rod to which are attached two horizontal arms, one fixed and one movable, for ...
See anthropometry. * * *
See anthropometric. * * *
See anthropometric. * * *
See anthropometric. * * *
—anthropometric /an'threuh peuh me"trik, -poh-/, anthropometrical, adj. —anthropometrically, adv. —anthropometrist, n. /an'threuh pom"i tree/, n. the measurement of the ...
—anthropomorphically, anthropomorphously, adv. /an'threuh peuh mawr"fik/, adj. 1. ascribing human form or attributes to a being or thing not human, esp. to a deity. 2. ...
See anthropomorphic. * * *
—anthropomorphist, n. /an'threuh peuh mawr"fiz euhm/, n. an anthropomorphic conception or representation, as of a deity. [1745-55; ANTHROPO- + -MORPHISM] * * * ▪ ...
See anthropomorphic. * * *
See anthropomorphize. * * *
—anthropomorphization, n. /an'threuh peuh mawr"fuyz/, v.t., v.i., anthropomorphized, anthropomorphizing. to ascribe human form or attributes to (an animal, plant, material ...
/an'threuh peuh mawr"feuh sis/, n. transformation into human form. [1860-65; ANTHROPO- + (META)MORPHOSIS] * * *
anthropomorphous [an΄thrə pōmôr′fəs, an΄thrə pō΄môr′fəs, an΄thrəpəmôr′fəs] adj. 〚Gr anthrōpomorphos < anthrōpos (see ANTHROPO-) + morphē, form, ...
See anthropomorphous. * * *
—anthroponomical, adj. —anthroponomist, n. /an'threuh pon"euh mee/, n. the science dealing with the laws regulating the development of the human organism in relation to other ...
/an throp"euh nim/, n. a personal name. [1955-60; ANTHROP(O)- + -ONYM] * * *
/an'threuh pon"euh mee/, n. the study of personal names. [1935-40; ANTHROPONYM + -Y3, on the model of TOPONYMY] * * *
an·thro·pop·a·thism (ăn'thrə-pŏpʹə-thĭz'əm) n. Attribution of human feelings to things not human, such as inanimate objects, animals, or natural phenomena.   [Late ...
—anthropopathic /an'threuh peuh path"ik/, adj. /an'threuh pop"euh thee/, n. ascription of human passions or feelings to a being or beings not human, esp. to a deity. Also, ...
/an'threuh pof"euh juy', -guy'/, n.pl., sing. anthropophagus /-euh geuhs/. eaters of human flesh; cannibals. [1545-55; < L, pl. of ANTHROPOPHAGUS cannibal < Gk anthropophágos ...
See anthropophagus. * * *
/an'threuh pof"euh juyt'/, n. an eater of human flesh; cannibal. [1595-1605; < L anthropophag(us) (see ANTHROPOPHAGI) + -ITE1] * * *
See anthropophagic. * * *
an·thro·poph·a·gus (ăn'thrə-pŏfʹə-gəs') n. pl. an·thro·poph·a·gi (-jī') A person who eats human flesh; a cannibal.   [Latin anthrōpophagus, from Greek ...
—anthropophagic /an'threuh peuh faj"ik, -fay"jik/, anthropophagical, anthropophagous /an'threuh pof"euh geuhs/, adj. —anthropophagously, adv. /an'threuh pof"euh jee/, n. the ...
/an'threuh pos"keuh pee/, n. physiognomy (def. 2). [1840-50; ANTHROPO- + -SCOPY] * * *
See anthroposophy. * * *
See anthroposophical. * * *
—anthroposophical /an'threuh peuh sof"i keuhl/, anthroposophic, adj. /an'threuh pos"euh fee/, n. a philosophy based on the teachings of Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) which ...
/an throp"euh sfear', an"threuh peuh-/, n. Ecol. noosphere. * * *
▪ FAO soil group  one of the 30 soil groups in the classification system of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) (soil). Anthrosols are defined as any soils that have ...
/an thoor"ee euhm/, n. any tropical American plant belonging to the genus Anthurium, of the arum family, certain species of which are cultivated for their glossy red heart-shaped ...
/an"tuy, an"tee/, n., pl. antis. a person who is opposed to a particular practice, party, policy, action, etc. [1780-90; by shortening of words prefixed with ANTI-] * * * (as ...
a prefix meaning "against," "opposite of," "antiparticle of," used in the formation of compound words (anticline); used freely in combination with elements of any origin ...
—anti-Americanism, n. /an'tee euh mer"i keuhn, an'tuy-/, adj. 1. opposed or hostile to the United States of America, its people, its principles, or its policies. n. 2. an ...
See anti-American. * * *
an·ti-an·ti·bod·y (ăn'tē-ănʹtĭ-bŏd'ē, ăn'tī-) n. pl. an·ti-an·ti·bod·ies An antibody that attacks other antibodies, especially one produced in response to the ...
adj., n. * * *
adj., n. * * *
an·ti-art (ănʹtē-ärt', ănʹtī-) n. Art, specifically Dada, that rejects traditional art forms and theories. * * *
▪ mountains, North Africa also called  Lesser Atlas        mountain range in Morocco running parallel to and southward of the central range of the Atlas Mountains ...
adj., n. * * *

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