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Appaloosa
/ap'euh looh"seuh/, n. one of a hardy breed of riding horses, developed in the North American West, having a mottled hide, vertically striped hoofs, and eyes that show a ...
appanage
/ap"euh nij/, n. 1. land or some other source of revenue assigned for the maintenance of a member of the family of a ruling house. 2. whatever belongs rightfully or appropriately ...
appar.
1. apparent. 2. apparently. * * *
apparat
/ap'euh rat", ah'peuh raht"/, n. an organization or existing power structure, esp. a political one: a position of leadership within the party apparat; The chess apparat is not ...
apparatchik
/ah'peuh rah"chik/; Russ. /u pu rddaht"chyik/, n., pl. apparatchiks; Russ. apparatchiki /-chyi kyee/. a member of an apparat, esp. in a Communist country. [1940-45; < Russ ...
apparatus
/ap'euh rat"euhs, -ray"teuhs/, n., pl. apparatus, apparatuses. 1. a group or combination of instruments, machinery, tools, materials, etc., having a particular function or ...
apparatus criticus
/ap'euh rat"euhs krit"i keuhs, -ray"teuhs/; Lat. /ahp'pah rddah"toos krddit"i koos'/ supplementary information, as variant readings, added to a text to provide material for study ...
apparel
/euh par"euhl/, n., v., appareled, appareling or (esp. Brit.) apparelled, apparelling. n. 1. clothing, esp. outerwear; garments; attire; raiment. 2. anything that decorates or ...
apparent
—apparently, adv. —apparentness, n. /euh par"euhnt, euh pair"-/, adj. 1. readily seen; exposed to sight; open to view; visible: The crack in the wall was readily apparent. 2. ...
apparent candlepower
Optics. a measure of the luminous intensity of an extended source of light in terms of the candlepower of a point source of light that has an equivalent luminous intensity when ...
apparent magnitude
Astron. the magnitude of a star as it appears to an observer on the earth. Cf. absolute magnitude. [1870-75] * * *
apparent solar day
Astron. the period of time between two successive passages of the sun's center across the same meridian. [1910-15] * * *
apparent time
Astron. local time measured by the hour angle of the sun. Cf. mean solar time. [1685-95] * * *
apparent wind
(wind), the velocity of air as measured from a moving object, as a ship. * * *
apparentement
/ann pann rddahonnteu mahonn"/, n., pl. apparentements /-mahonn"/. Fr. Govt. a coalition formed between political parties during an election. [ < F: alliance, coalition, equiv. ...
apparenthorizon
apparent horizon n. See horizon. * * *
apparently
See apparent. * * *
apparentmagnitude
apparent magnitude n. See magnitude. * * *
apparentness
See apparently. * * *
apparenttemperature
apparent temperature n. See heat index. * * *
apparition
—apparitional, adj. /ap'euh rish"euhn/, n. 1. a supernatural appearance of a person or thing, esp. a ghost; a specter or phantom; wraith: a ghostly apparition at midnight. 2. ...
apparitional
See apparition. * * *
apparitor
/euh par"i teuhr/, n. (in ancient Rome) a subordinate official of a magistrate or of the court. [1250-1300; ME apparitour < L apparitor, equiv. to appari- (var. s. of apparere to ...
appassionato
/euh pah'see euh nah"toh, euh pash'euh-/; It. /ahp- pahs'syaw nah"taw/, adj. Music. impassioned; with passion or strong feeling. [ < It; see AP-1, PASSION, -ATE1] * * *
appd.
approved. * * *
appeal
—appealability, n. —appealable, adj. —appealer, n. /euh peel"/, n. 1. an earnest request for aid, support, sympathy, mercy, etc.; entreaty; petition; plea. 2. a request or ...
appeal play
Baseball. an appeal by the team in the field to the umpire regarding a possible base-running infraction, such as failure to touch a base or leaving it to score before a fly is ...
Appeal, Court of
▪ British court       in England and Wales, part of the Supreme Court of Judicature and the highest court below the House of Lords (Lords, House of). Its courtrooms ...
appealability
See appeal. * * *
appealable
See appealability. * * *
appealer
See appealability. * * *
appealing
—appealingly, adv. —appealingness, n. /euh pee"ling/, adj. evoking or attracting interest, desire, curiosity, sympathy, or the like; attractive. [1400-50; late ME; see ...
appealingly
See appealing. * * *
appear
/euh pear"/, v.i. 1. to come into sight; become visible: A man suddenly appeared in the doorway. 2. to have the appearance of being; seem; look: to appear wise. 3. to be obvious ...
appearance
/euh pear"euhns/, n. 1. the act or fact of appearing, as to the eye or mind or before the public: the unannounced appearance of dinner guests; the last appearance of Caruso in ...
appeasable
See appease. * * *
appeasably
See appeasable. * * *
appease
—appeasable, adj. —appeasableness, n. —appeasably, adv. —appeasement, n. —appeaser, n. —appeasingly, adv. /euh peez"/, v.t., appeased, appeasing. 1. to bring to a ...
appeasement
appeasement [ə pēz′mənt] n. 1. an appeasing or being appeased 2. the policy of giving in to the demands of a hostile or aggressive power in an attempt to keep the peace * * ...
appeaser
See appeasable. * * *
appel
/euh pel", a pel"/; Fr. /ann pel"/, n., pl. appels /euh pelz", a pelz"/; Fr. /ann pel"/. Fencing. 1. a tap or stamp of the foot, formerly serving as a warning of one's intent to ...
Appel, Karel
born April 25, 1921, Amsterdam, Neth. Dutch painter, sculptor, and graphic artist. He attended Amsterdam's Royal Academy of Fine Arts (1940–43) and was cofounder of the COBRA ...
Appelfeld, Aharon
▪ Israeli author Aharon also spelled  Aron   born Feb. 16, 1932, Cernăuţi, Romania [now Chernivtsi, Ukraine]       novelist and short-story writer who is best ...
appellant
/euh pel"euhnt/, n. 1. a person who appeals. 2. Law. a party that appeals to a higher tribunal. adj. 3. of or pertaining to an appeal; appellate. [1400-50; late ME appellaunt < ...
appellate
/euh pel"it/, adj. Law. 1. of or pertaining to appeals. 2. having the power or authority to review and decide appeals, as a court. [1720-30; < L appellatus called upon, named, ...
appellate division
Law. the section of a court that hears appeals, sometimes existing as an intermediate court between a trial court and a court of last resort. * * *
appellation
/ap'euh lay"sheuhn/, n. 1. a name, title, or designation. 2. appellative (def. 1). 3. the act of naming. [1400-50; late ME appelacion < OF < L appellation- (s. of appellatio) a ...
appellation contrôlée
/ann pe lann syawonn" kawonn trddohlay"/ (of a French wine) having use of its name or designation controlled by the government with respect to the region of production, the ...
appellative
—appellatively, adv. —appellativeness, n. /euh pel"euh tiv/, n. 1. a descriptive name or designation, as Bald in Charles the Bald. 2. a common noun. adj. 3. designative; ...
appellatively
See appellative. * * *
appellee
/ap'euh lee"/, n. Law. the defendant or respondent in an appellate proceeding. [1525-35; < AF, OF apelé, ptp. of apeler to APPEAL; see -EE] * * *
appellor
/euh pel"awr, ap"euh lawr'/, n. Brit. Law. 1. a person who prosecutes in an appellate proceeding. 2. Obs. a person who accuses another in a criminal appeal. [1400-50; late ME ...
append
/euh pend"/, v.t. 1. to add as a supplement, accessory, or appendix; subjoin: to append a note to a letter. 2. to attach or suspend as a pendant. 3. to sign a document with; ...
appendage
—appendaged, adj. /euh pen"dij/, n. 1. a subordinate part attached to something; an auxiliary part; addition. 2. Anat., Zool. any member of the body diverging from the axial ...
appendant
—appendance, appendancy, appendence, appendency, n. /euh pen"deuhnt/, adj. 1. attached or suspended; annexed. 2. associated as an accompaniment or consequence: the salary ...
appendectomy
/ap'euhn dek"teuh mee/, n., pl. appendectomies. Surg. excision of the vermiform appendix. [1890-95; APPEND(IX) + -ECTOMY] * * *
appendiceal
/ap'euhn dish"euhl, euh pen'di see"euhl/, adj. of or pertaining to the vermiform appendix. Also, appendical /euh pen"di keuhl/, appendicial /ap'euhn dish"euhl/. [1905-10; < L ...
appendicectomy
/euh pen'deuh sek"teuh mee/, n., pl. appendicectomies. Chiefly Brit. appendectomy. * * *
appendices
ap·pen·di·ces (ə-pĕnʹdĭ-sēz') n. A plural of appendix. * * *
appendicitis
/euh pen'deuh suy"tis/, n. Pathol. inflammation of the vermiform appendix. [1885-90, Amer.; < NL, equiv. to L appendic- (s. of appendix) APPENDIX + NL -itis -ITIS] * * ...
appendicle
/euh pen"di keuhl/, n. a small appendage. [1605-15; < L appendicula small appendage, equiv. to appendic- (see APPENDIX) + -ula -ULE] * * *
appendicular
/ap'euhn dik"yeuh leuhr/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to an appendage or limb. 2. Anat. appendiceal. [1645-55; < L appendicul(a) APPENDICLE + -AR1] * * *
appendiculate
/ap'euhn dik"yeuh lit, -layt'/, adj. Bot., Zool. 1. having appendages. 2. forming an appendage or appendicle. [1825-35; < L appendicul(a) APPENDICLE + -ATE1] * * *
appendix
/euh pen"diks/, n., pl. appendixes, appendices /-deuh seez'/. 1. supplementary material at the end of a book, article, document, or other text, usually of an explanatory, ...
appentice
/euh pen"tis, a pen"-/, n. penthouse (def. 4). [1610-20; < F appentis, OF apentiz; see PENTHOUSE] * * *
Appenzell
/ap"euhn zel'/; Ger. /ah"peuhn tsel'/, n. 1. a canton in NE Switzerland, divided into two independent areas. Cf. Appenzell Ausser Rhoden, Appenzell Inner Rhoden. 2. a town in and ...
Appenzell Ausser Rhoden
Ger. /ah"peuhn tsel' ow"seuhrdd rddohd"n/ a demicanton in NE Switzerland: Protestant. 47,400; 94 sq. mi. (245 sq. km). Cap.: Herisau. * * *
Appenzell Ausser-Rhoden
▪ half canton, Switzerland (German), French  Appenzell Rhodes-Extérieures , English  Appenzell Outer Rhodes        Halbkanton (demicanton), comprising the northern ...
Appenzell Inner Rhoden
Ger. /ah"peuhn tsel' in"euhrdd rddohd"n/ a demicanton in NE Switzerland: Catholic. 13,400. 66 sq. mi. (170 sq. km). Cap.: Appenzell. * * *
Appenzell Inner-Rhoden
▪ half canton, Switzerland (German), French  Appenzell Rhodes-Intérieures , English  Appenzell Inner Rhodes        Halbkanton (demicanton), comprising the southern ...
appenzeller
/ap"euhn zel'euhr/; Ger. /ah"peuhn tsel'euhrdd/, n. a cow's milk cheese, originally made in the canton of Appenzell in Switzerland. [ < G, short for Appenzeller Käse Appenzell ...
apperceive
/ap'euhr seev"/, v.t., apperceived, apperceiving. Psychol. 1. to have conscious perception of; comprehend. 2. to comprehend (a new idea) by assimilation with the sum of one's ...
apperception
—apperceptive, adj. —apperceptively, adv. /ap'euhr sep"sheuhn/, n. Psychol. 1. conscious perception. 2. the act or process of apperceiving. [1745-55; ( < F) < NL (Leibnitz) ...
apperceptive
See apperception. * * *
appersonation
/a perr'seuh nay"sheuhn, euh perr'-/, n. Psychiatry. the unconscious assumption of the personality characteristics of another, usually well known, person. Also, appersonification ...
Appert, Nicolas
▪ French chef born c. 1750, Châlons-sur-Marne, Fr. died June 3, 1841, Massy, near Paris  French chef, confectioner, and distiller who invented the method of preserving food ...
appertain
/ap'euhr tayn"/, v.i. to belong as a part, right, possession, attribute, etc.; pertain or relate (usually fol. by to): privileges that appertain to members of the royal ...
appestat
/ap"euh stat'/, n. a presumed region in the human brain, possibly the hypothalamus, that functions to adjust appetite. [APPE(TITE) + -STAT] * * *
appetence
—appetent, adj. /ap"i teuhns/, n. 1. intense desire; strong natural craving; appetite. 2. instinctive inclination or natural tendency. 3. material or chemical attraction or ...
appetency
/ap"i teuhn see/, n., pl. appetencies. appetence. [1620-30; < L appetentia a craving for, equiv. to appetent- (s. of appetens, prp. of appetere; see APPETENCE) + -ia -IA; see ...
appetent
See appetence. * * *
appetite
/ap"i tuyt'/, n. 1. a desire for food or drink: I have no appetite for lunch today. 2. a desire to satisfy any bodily need or craving. 3. a desire or liking for something; ...
appetitive
/ap"i tuy'tiv/, adj. pertaining to appetite. [1570-80; APPETITE + -IVE] * * *
appetitive behavior
Ethology. activity that increases the likelihood of satisfying a specific need, as restless searching for food by a hungry predator (distinguished from consummatory ...
appetizer
/ap"i tuy'zeuhr/, n. 1. a small portion of a food or drink served before or at the beginning of a meal to stimulate the desire to eat. 2. any small portion that stimulates a ...
appetizing
—appetizingly, adv. /ap"i tuy'zing/, adj. 1. appealing to or stimulating the appetite; savory. 2. appealing; tempting. [1645-55; APPET(ITE) + -IZE + -ING2, as trans. of F ...
appetizingly
See appetizing. * * *
Appia
Fr. /ann pyann"/, n. Adolphe Fr. /ann dawlf"/, 1862-1928, Swiss stage designer and theatrical producer. * * *
Appia, Adolphe
▪ Swiss stage designer born Sept. 1, 1862, Geneva, Switz. died Feb. 29, 1928, Nyon       Swiss stage designer whose theories, especially on the interpretive use of ...
Appiah, Kwame Anthony
▪ British-American philosopher and educator in full  Kwame Anthony Akroma-Ampim Kusi Appiah  born May 8, 1954, London, England       British-born American ...
Appian of Alexandria
▪ Greek historian flourished 2nd century AD       Greek historian of the conquests by Rome from the republican period into the 2nd century AD.       Appian held ...
Appian Way
/ap"ee euhn/ an ancient Roman highway extending from Rome to Brundisium (now Brindisi): begun 312 B.C. by Appius Claudius Caecus. ab. 350 mi. (565 km) long. * * * Latin Via ...
AppianWay
Ap·pi·an Way (ăpʹē-ən) An ancient Roman road between Rome and Capua, begun in A.D. 312 and later extended to Brindisi, with a total length of more than 563 km (350 mi). * ...
appl.
1. appeal. 2. applicable. 3. applied. * * *
applanate
/ap"leuh nayt', a play"nayt/, adj. Biol. having a horizontally flattened form. [ < NL applanatus flattened; see AP-1, PLANATE] * * *
applaud
—applauder, n. —applaudingly, adv. /euh plawd"/, v.i. 1. to clap the hands as an expression of approval, appreciation, acclamation, etc.: They applauded wildly at the end of ...
applaudable
—applaudably, adv. /euh plaw"deuh beuhl/, adj. worthy of praise or applause; estimable; admirable: applaudable efforts to save the environment. [APPLAUD + -ABLE] * * *
applaudably
See applaudable. * * *
applauder
See applaudable. * * *
applause
—applausive /euh plaw"siv, -ziv/, adj. /euh plawz"/, n. 1. hand clapping as a demonstration of approval, appreciation, acclamation, or the like. 2. any positive expression of ...
apple
/ap"euhl/, n. 1. the usually round, red or yellow, edible fruit of a small tree, Malus sylvestris, of the rose family. 2. the tree, cultivated in most temperate regions. 3. the ...
apple bee
Chiefly New Eng. a social gathering at which apples are prepared for drying. [1820-30, Amer.] * * *
apple blossom
the flower of the apple tree: the state flower of Arkansas and Michigan. [1815-25] * * *
apple brandy
applejack (def. 1). [1770-80, Amer.] * * *
apple butter
apples stewed to a paste, spiced, sometimes sweetened, and served as a spread or condiment. [1765-75, Amer.] * * *
apple cart
apple cart n. a huckster's handcart for selling apples in the street, etc. —————— upset the apple cart or upset someone's apple cart to disrupt a procedure, spoil ...
Apple Computer Inc.
Microcomputer design and manufacturing company, the first successful personal-computer company. It was founded in 1976 by Steven P. Jobs and Stephen G. Wozniak, whose first ...
apple dowdy.
See apple pandowdy. * * *
apple green
a clear, light green. [1805-15] * * *
apple grunt
Chiefly Eastern Massachusetts. See apple pandowdy. Cf. grunt (def. 6). * * *
Apple Inc.
▪ American company Introduction formerly  Apple Computer, Inc.   American manufacturer of personal computers, computer peripherals, and computer software. It was the first ...
Apple Isle
Australian Informal. Tasmania. * * *
Apple Mac
➡ Apple * * *
apple maggot
☆ apple maggot n. 1. a fruit fly larva (Rhagoletis pomonella) that infests apples and other fruits 2. the winged adult stage of this fruit fly * * *
apple maggot.
See railroad worm. [1865-70, Amer.] * * *
apple moss
▪ plant       (Bartramia pomiformis), moss of the subclass Bryidae that has apple-shaped capsules (spore cases) and forms wide, deep cushions in moist, rocky woods ...
apple of discord
Class. Myth. a golden apple inscribed "For the fairest," thrown by Eris, goddess of discord, among the gods. Its award by Paris to Aphrodite caused events that led to the Trojan ...
apple of one's eye
something or someone very precious or dear: His new baby girl was the apple of his eye. [orig. in reference to the pupil of one's eye (in OE simply aeppel; cf. OHG apful with ...
apple of Peru
a plant, Nicandra physalodes, of the nightshade family, having large blue flowers. [1775-85, Amer.] * * *
apple of someone's eye
apple of someone's eye n. 〚from obs. sense of APPLE, pupil (of the eye), iris and pupil〛 a person or thing that someone cherishes * * *
apple pandowdy
Chiefly New Eng. a deep-dish apple pie or cobbler, usually sweetened with molasses. Also called pandowdy, apple dowdy. [1820-30, Amer.] * * *
apple pie
n [U, C] a sweet dish popular in America and Britain. It is made with apples, sugar and spices cooked in pastry. The phrase in apple-pie order means ‘in excellent or perfect ...
apple polisher
☆ apple polisher n. Slang a person who curries favor by gifts, flattery, etc., as a child bringing his teacher an apple * * *
apple scab
Disease of apple trees caused by the fungus Venturia inaequalis, producing dark blotches or lesions on the leaves, fruit, and sometimes young twigs. Affected plants may drop ...
apple sucker
a small homopterous insect, Psyllia mali, originally of Europe, that is a serious pest of apple crops. * * *
apple tree borer
1. Also called flatheaded apple tree borer. the larva of a metallic wood-boring beetle, Chrysobothris femorata, that bores into the wood of apple and other fruit trees. 2. Also ...
Apple Valley
a town in SE Minnesota. 21,818. * * *
Apple, Max
▪ American writer in full  Max Isaac Apple   born Oct. 22, 1941, Grand Rapids, Mich., U.S.       American writer known for the comic intelligence of his stories, ...
apple-cheeked
apple-cheeked [ap′əl chēkt΄] adj. Informal 1. having rosy cheeks; ruddy 2. showing childlike innocence, freshness, enthusiasm, etc. * * *
apple-green
See apple green. * * *
apple-pie
/ap"euhl puy'/, adj. pertaining to or embodying traditional American values: apple-pie virtues; an apple-pie issue that no politician could vote against. * * *
apple-pie bed
a bed that has been short-sheeted as a joke. Also called pie bed. [1770-80] * * *
apple-pie order
excellent or perfect order: Her desk is always in apple-pie order. [1770-80] * * *
apple-polish
—apple polisher. —apple-polisher, n. /ap"euhl pol'ish/, Informal. v.i. 1. to curry favor with someone, esp. in an obsequious or flattering manner. v.t. 2. to curry favor with ...
apple-polisher
See applepolisher. * * *
Applebee, Constance M.K.
▪ British athlete byname  the Apple  born June 4, 1873, Chigwell, Essex, Eng. died Jan. 26, 1981, Burley, Hampshire       British athlete who introduced and promoted ...
applecart
/ap"euhl kahrt'/, n. 1. a pushcart used by a vendor of apples. 2. upset the or someone's applecart, to ruin plans or arrangements; spoil something: He was making a fantastic ...
applegreen
apple green n. A moderate or vivid yellow green to light or strong yellowish green.   apʹple-greenʹ (ăpʹəl-grēnʹ) adj. * * *
applejack
/ap"euhl jak'/, n. 1. a brandy distilled from fermented cider; apple brandy. 2. fermented cider. 3. an alcoholic beverage consisting of the unfrozen liquid that remains after ...
appleknocker
/ap"euhl nok'euhr/, n. Slang. 1. Northern U.S. a rustic. 2. a farm laborer, esp. a fruit picker. [1910-15; APPLE + KNOCKER; from the practice of picking apples by knocking them ...
appleof Peru
apple of Peru n. An annual Peruvian plant (Nicandra physalodes), grown as an ornamental for its pale violet-blue, bell-shaped flowers and its fruits enclosed in papery inflated ...
applepolisher
See apple-polish. * * *
apples
/ap"euhlz/, adj. Australian Slang. well or fine; under control. * * *
Apples of the Hesperides
Class. Myth. the golden apples given to Hera as a wedding gift. They were in the safekeeping of the Hesperides and of the dragon Ladon. * * *
applesauce
/ap"euhl saws'/, n. 1. apples stewed to a soft pulp and sometimes sweetened or spiced with cinnamon. 2. Slang. nonsense; bunk. [1730-40; APPLE + SAUCE] * * *
Appleseed
/ap"euhl seed'/, n. Johnny (John Chapman),1774-1845, American pioneer and orchardist: prototype for character in American folklore. * * *
Appleseed, Johnny
orig. John Chapman born Sept. 26, 1774, Leominster, Mass. died March 18?, 1845, near Ft. Wayne, Ind., U.S. U.S. pioneer and folk hero. He was trained as a nurseryman and began ...
Appleseed,Johnny
Ap·ple·seed (ăpʹəl-sēd'), Johnny. See Chapman, John. * * *
applet
/ap"lit/, n. Computers. a small application program that can be called up for use while working in another application. [1990-95] * * *
Appleton
/ap"euhl teuhn/, n. 1. Sir Edward Victor, 1892-1965, British physicist: Nobel prize 1947. 2. a city in E Wisconsin. 59,032. * * * ▪ Wisconsin, United States       city, ...
Appleton layer
Geophysics. See under F layer. [1930-35; named after Sir E. V. APPLETON] * * *       upper layer (called F2) of the F region (q.v.) of the ionosphere. * * *
Appleton, Sir Edward Victor
▪ British physicist born Sept. 6, 1892, Bradford, Yorkshire, Eng. died April 21, 1965, Edinburgh, Scot.       British winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1947 for ...
Appleton,Sir Edward Victor
Appleton, Sir Edward Victor. 1892-1965. British physicist. He won a 1947 Nobel Prize for his discovery of the F layer of the ionosphere. * * *
AppleValley
Ap·ple Valley (ăpʹəl) A city of southeast Minnesota, a residential suburb of Minneapolis-St. Paul. Population: 34,598. * * *
Apple{™}
(BrE Apple Mac, Mac) the popular name for the Macintosh computer produced by the US company Apple Computer, Inc, the first to use icons on the desktop and a mouse. The company ...
appliable
See apply. * * *
appliance
/euh pluy"euhns/, n., v., applianced, appliancing. n. 1. an instrument, apparatus, or device for a particular purpose or use. 2. a piece of equipment, usually operated ...
appliance garage
a kitchen compartment or cabinet designed for housing frequently used small electric appliances. [1985-90] * * *
applicability
See applicable. * * *
applicable
—applicability, applicableness, n. —applicably, adv. /ap"li keuh beuhl, euh plik"euh-/, adj. applying or capable of being applied; relevant; suitable; appropriate: an ...
applicably
See applicability. * * *
applicant
/ap"li keuhnt/, n. a person who applies for or requests something; a candidate: an applicant for a position. [1475-85; < L applicant- (s. of applicans applying, prp. of ...
application
/ap'li kay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of putting to a special use or purpose: the application of common sense to a problem. 2. the special use or purpose to which something is put: a ...
application lace
French  Point Appliqué,    lace in which motifs (flowers and the like) are worked individually and then joined to a net background (whether made by machine or by hand), in ...
application program
—application programmer. —application programming. Computers. a program used for a particular application (opposed to system program). Also, applications program. Also called ...
Applications of radiation interactions in detectors
▪ Table Applications of radiation interactions in detectors results of interaction of incident radiation detector category active or passive single quantum sensitivity mode ...
applicative
—applicatively, adv. /ap"li kay'tiv, euh plik"euh-/, adj. usable or capable of being used; practical; applicatory. [1630-40; applicate (now obs.) to apply (see APPLICATION) + ...
applicatively
See applicative. * * *
applicator
/ap"li kay'teuhr/, n. a simple device, as a rod, spatula, or the like, for applying medication, cosmetics, glue, or any other substance not usually touched with the ...
applicatory
—applicatorily, adv. /ap"li keuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee, euh plik"euh-/, adj. fitted for application or use; practical. [1530-40; applicate (see APPLICATIVE) + -ORY1] * * *
applied
/euh pluyd"/, adj. 1. having a practical purpose or use; derived from or involved with actual phenomena (distinguished from theoretical, opposed to pure): applied mathematics; ...
applied kinematics
Mech. kinematics (def. 2). [‡1960-65] * * *
applied linguistics
1. linguistic theory as applied to such fields as lexicography, psychology, the teaching of reading, the creation of orthographies, and esp. language teaching. 2. the study of ...
applied logic
Introduction       the study of the practical art of right reasoning. The formalism (formal logic) and theoretical results of pure logic can be clothed with meanings ...
applied psychology
Branch of psychology concerned with solving practical problems of human behaviour by using the findings and methods of psychological science. Intelligence testing, legal ...
applier
See appliable. * * *
appliqué
/ap'li kay"/, n., v., appliquéd, appliquéing. n. 1. ornamentation, as a cutout design, that is sewn on to or otherwise applied to a piece of material. 2. work so formed. 3. a ...
apply
—appliable, adj. —appliableness, n. —appliably, adv. —applier, n. /euh pluy"/, v., applied, applying. v.t. 1. to make use of as relevant, suitable, or pertinent: to apply ...
appmt.
appointment. * * *
appoggiatura
/euh poj'euh toor"euh, -tyoor"euh/; It. /ahp pawd'jah tooh"rddah/, n. Music. a note of embellishment preceding another note and taking a portion of its time. [1745-55; < It: a ...
appoint
—appointable, adj. —appointer, n. /euh poynt"/, v.t. 1. to name or assign to a position, an office, or the like; designate: to appoint a new treasurer; to appoint a judge to ...
appointed
/euh poyn"tid/, adj. 1. by, through, or as a result of an appointment (often in contrast with elected): an appointed official. 2. predetermined; arranged; set: They met at the ...
appointee
/euh poyn tee", ap'oyn tee"/, n. 1. a person who is appointed. 2. a beneficiary under a legal appointment. [1720-30; APPOINT + -EE, as trans. of F appointé] * * *
appointive
/euh poyn"tiv/, adj. 1. pertaining to or filled by appointment: an appointive office. 2. having the ability or authority to appoint: appointive powers. [1880-85, Amer.; APPOINT + ...
appointment
/euh poynt"meuhnt/, n. 1. a fixed mutual agreement for a meeting; engagement: We made an appointment to meet again. 2. a meeting set for a specific time or place: I'm late for my ...
Appointment in Samarra
a novel (1934) by John O'Hara. * * *
appointor
/euh poyn"teuhr; euh poyn tawr", ap'oyn-/, n. Law. a person who exercises a power of appointment of property. [1880-85; APPOINT + -OR2] * * *
Appomattox
/ap'euh mat"euhks/, n. 1. a town in central Virginia where Lee surrendered to Grant on April 9, 1865, ending the Civil War. 2. a river flowing E from E central Virginia to the ...
Appomattox Court House
a former small community in the US state of Virginia where the American Civil War ended. General Robert E Lee of the Confederate States surrendered on 9 April 1865 to General ...
AppomattoxRiver
Appomattox River A river rising in south-central Virginia and flowing about 220 km (137 mi) eastward to the James River near Petersburg. * * *
Apponyi, Albert, Gróf
▪ Hungarian statesman born May 29, 1846, Vienna died February 7, 1933, Geneva       Hungarian statesman whose political philosophy blended the conservative traditions ...
apport
▪ occultism       in occultism, a material object that arrives suddenly and mysteriously through the powers of a medium. Often the arrival of an apport may require its ...
apportion
—apportionable, adj. —apportioner, n. /euh pawr"sheuhn, euh pohr"-/, v.t. to distribute or allocate proportionally; divide and assign according to some rule of proportional ...
apportionment
/euh pawr"sheuhn meuhnt, euh pohr"-/, n. 1. the act of apportioning. 2. the determination of the number of members of the U.S. House of Representatives according to the ...
apposable
apposable [ə pōz′ə bəl] adj. that can be apposed; opposable * * *
appose
—apposability, n. —apposable, adj. —apposer, n. /euh pohz"/, v.t., apposed, apposing. 1. to place side by side, as two things; place next to; juxtapose. 2. to put or apply ...
apposite
—appositely, adj. —appositeness, n. /ap"euh zit, euh poz"it/, adj. suitable; well-adapted; pertinent; relevant; apt: an apposite answer. [1615-25; < L appositus added to, put ...
appositely
See apposite. * * *
appositeness
See appositely. * * *
apposition
—appositional, adj. —appositionally, adv. /ap'euh zish"euhn/, n. 1. the act of placing together or bringing into proximity; juxtaposition. 2. the addition or application of ...
appositional
See apposition. * * *
appositionally
See appositional. * * *
appositive
—appositively, adj. /euh poz"i tiv/, Gram. n. 1. a word or phrase in apposition. adj. 2. placed in apposition. 3. (of an adjective or adjectival phrase) directly following the ...
appositively
See appositive. * * *
appraisable
See appraisingly. * * *
appraisal
/euh pray"zeuhl/, n. 1. the act of estimating or judging the nature or value of something or someone. 2. an estimate of value, as for sale, assessment, or taxation; valuation. 3. ...
appraise
—appraisable, adj. —appraiser, n. —appraisingly, adv. —appraisive, adj. /euh prayz"/, v.t., appraised, appraising. 1. to estimate the monetary value of; determine the ...
appraisement
See appraisingly. * * *
appraiser
See appraisingly. * * *
appraisingly
See appraise. * * *
appreciable
—appreciably, adv. /euh pree"shee euh beuhl, -sheuh beuhl/, adj. sufficient to be readily perceived or estimated; considerable: There is an appreciable difference between ...
appreciably
See appreciable. * * *
appreciate
—appreciatingly, adv. —appreciator, n. /euh pree"shee ayt'/, v., appreciated, appreciating. 1. to be grateful or thankful for: They appreciated his thoughtfulness. v.t. 2. to ...
appreciation
—appreciational, adj. /euh pree'shee ay"sheuhn/, n. 1. gratitude; thankful recognition: They showed their appreciation by giving him a gold watch. 2. the act of estimating the ...
appreciative
—appreciatively, adv. —appreciativeness, n. /euh pree"sheuh tiv, -shee euh-, -shee ay'-/, adj. feeling or showing appreciation: an appreciative audience at the ...
appreciatively
See appreciative. * * *
appreciativeness
See appreciatively. * * *
appreciator
See appreciate. * * *
appreciatory
—appreciatorily, adv. /euh pree"shee euh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee, -sheuh-/, adj. appreciative. [1810-20; APPRECIATE + -ORY1] * * *
apprehend
—apprehender, n. /ap'ri hend"/, v.t. 1. to take into custody; arrest by legal warrant or authority: The police apprehended the burglars. 2. to grasp the meaning of; understand, ...
apprehender
See apprehend. * * *
apprehensible
—apprehensibility, n. —apprehensibly, adv. /ap'ri hen"seuh beuhl/, adj. capable of being understood. [1625-35; < LL apprehensibilis < L apprehens(us) grasped (ptp. of ...
apprehensibly
See apprehensible. * * *
apprehension
/ap'ri hen"sheuhn/, n. 1. anticipation of adversity or misfortune; suspicion or fear of future trouble or evil. 2. the faculty or act of apprehending, esp. intuitive ...
apprehensive
—apprehensively, adv. —apprehensiveness, n. /ap'ri hen"siv/, adj. 1. uneasy or fearful about something that might happen: apprehensive for the safety of the mountain ...
apprehensively
See apprehensive. * * *
apprehensiveness
See apprehensively. * * *
apprentice
—apprenticeship, n. /euh pren"tis/, n., v., apprenticed, apprenticing. n. 1. a person who works for another in order to learn a trade: an apprentice to a plumber. 2. Hist. a ...
Apprentice Boys’ Parade
an occasion on 12 August every year when some of the Protestant citizens of Northern Ireland march through the streets of Derry, in memory of the day in 1689 when the army of the ...
apprentices
➡ Freemasonry * * *
apprenticeship
See apprentice. * * * n (in Britain) a system of training managed by the Learning and Skills Council in which young people learn while working in a specific area of work to gain ...
apprenticeship novel
      biographical novel that concentrates on an individual's youth and his social and moral initiation into adulthood. The class derives from Goethe's Wilhelm Meisters ...
appressed
/euh prest"/, adj. pressed closely against or fitting closely to something. [1785-95; < L appress(us) pressed to (ptp. of apprimere), equiv. to ap- AP-1 + pressus (see PRESS1) + ...
appressorium
/ap're sawr"ee euhm, -sohr"-/, n., pl. appressoria /-sawr"ee euh, -sohr"-/. Mycol. a flattened and thickened tip of a hyphal branch, formed by some parasitic fungi, that ...
apprise
apprise1 /euh pruyz"/, v.t., apprised, apprising. to give notice to; inform; advise (often fol. by of): to be apprised of the death of an old friend. Also, apprize. [1685-95; < F ...
apprize
apprize1 —apprizer, n. /euh pruyz"/, v.t., apprized, apprizing. Obs. appraise. [1400-50; late ME aprisen < MF apris(i)er, equiv. to a- A-5 + prisier to PRIZE2] apprize2 /euh ...
appro
/ap"roh/, n. Brit. Informal. (of a purchase) approval: on appro. [1870-75; APPR(OVAL) + -O] * * *
approach
—approacher, n. —approachless, adj. /euh prohch"/, v.t. 1. to come near or nearer to: The cars slowed down as they approached the intersection. 2. to come near to in quality, ...
approach light
Aeron. one of a series of lights installed along the projected centerline of an airport runway to assist a pilot in aligning the aircraft during the approach to landing at ...
approach shot
1. Tennis. a hard, forcing shot usually made deep into the opponent's court, allowing the player to move in toward the net for an offensive volley. 2. Golf. approach (def. ...
approachability
See approachable. * * *
approachable
—approachability, approachableness, n. /euh proh"cheuh beuhl/, adj. 1. capable of being approached; accessible. 2. (of a person) easy to meet, know, talk with, etc. [1565-75; ...
approbate
—approbator, n. /ap"reuh bayt'/, v.t., approbated, approbating. to approve officially. [1400-50; late ME < L approbatus approved (ptp. of approbare), equiv. to ap- AP-1 + ...
approbation
/ap'reuh bay"sheuhn/, n. 1. approval; commendation. 2. official approval or sanction. 3. Obs. conclusive proof. [1350-1400; ME ( < MF) < L approbation- (s. of approbatio). See ...
approbative
—approbativeness, n. /ap"reuh bay'tiv, euh proh"beuh-/, adj. approving; expressing approbation. Also, approbatory /euh proh"beuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/. [1605-15; < ML ...
approbatory
See approbative. * * *
appropriable
/euh proh"pree euh beuhl/, adj. capable of being appropriated; liable to be appropriated. [1640-50; APPROPRI(ATE) + -ABLE] * * *
appropriate
—appropriately, adv. —appropriateness, n. —appropriative /euh proh"pree ay'tiv, -euh tiv/, adj. —appropriativeness, n. —appropriator, n. adj. /euh proh"pree it/; v. ...
appropriately
See appropriate. * * *
appropriateness
See appropriately. * * *
appropriation
/euh proh'pree ay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of appropriating. 2. anything appropriated for a special purpose, esp. money. 3. an act of a legislature authorizing money to be paid ...
appropriative
See appropriately. * * *
appropriator
See appropriately. * * *
approvable
—approvability, n. —approvably, adv. /euh prooh"veuh beuhl/, adj. 1. capable of being approved. 2. worthy of being approved; commendable. [1400-50; late ME. See APPROVE, ...
approval
/euh prooh"veuhl/, n. 1. the act of approving; approbation. 2. formal permission or sanction. 3. Philately. one of a group of selected stamps sent by a dealer to a prospective ...
approve
—approvedly, adv. —approvedness, n. —approvingly, adv. /euh proohv"/, v., approved, approving. v.t. 1. to speak or think favorably of; pronounce or consider agreeable or ...
approved school
(in Britain) a government school for delinquent boys or girls. [1930-35] * * *
approvedschool
ap·proved school (ə-pro͞ovdʹ) n. Chiefly British A school for young offenders; a reform school. * * *
approver
/euh prooh"veuhr/, n. 1. a person who approves. 2. Old Eng. Law. an accomplice to a felony who confesses his or her guilt and gives evidence against his or her ...
approvingly
See approvable. * * *
approx
approx abbrev. 1. approximate 2. approximately * * *
approx.
1. approximate. 2. approximately. * * *
approximal
/euh prok"seuh meuhl/, adj. Anat. near or adjacent. [AP-1 + PROXIMAL] * * *
approximant
/euh prok"seuh meuhnt/, n. Phonet. 1. an articulation in which one articulator is close to another, but not sufficiently so to form a stop or a fricative. 2. a sound ...
approximate
—approximately, adv. adj. /euh prok"seuh mit/; v. /euh prok"seuh mayt'/, adj., v., approximated, approximating. adj. 1. near or approaching a certain state, condition, goal, or ...


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