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mythopoeic
—mythopoeism, n. —mythopoeist, n. /mith'euh pee"ik/, adj. of or pertaining to the making of myths; causing, producing, or giving rise to myths. Also, mythopoetic /mith'euh ...
mythopoesis
See mythopoeia. * * *
mythopoetize
/mith'euh poh"i tuyz'/, v.i., mythopoetized, mythopoetizing. to produce myths or mythological poetry. Also, esp. Brit., mythopoetise. [1890-95; MYTHO- + POETIZE] * * *
mythos
/mith"os, muy"thos/, n., pl. mythoi /mith"oy, muy"thoy/. 1. the underlying system of beliefs, esp. those dealing with supernatural forces, characteristic of a particular cultural ...
Mytilene
/mit'l ee"nee/; Gk. /mee'tee lee"nee/, n. 1. Also called Lesbos. a Greek island in the NE Aegean. 97,000; 836 sq. mi. (2165 sq. km). 2. Also called Kastro. the capital of this ...
Mytishchi
/mi tee"shee/; Russ. /mi tyee"shchyi/, n. a city in the W Russian Federation in Europe, NE of Moscow. 150,000. * * * ▪ Russia also spelled  Mytišči        city, ...
Mývatn
▪ lake, Iceland       shallow lake, northern Iceland, 30 miles (48 km) east of Akureyri, drained by the Laxá River, which flows northward to the Greenland Sea. Nearly 6 ...
myx-
var. of myxo- before a vowel: myxasthenia. * * *
myxameba
/mik'seuh mee"beuh/, n., pl. myxamebas, myxamebae /-bee/. the amebalike, usually nonflagellated, uninucleate haploid individual of a sporocarp that is released upon spore ...
myxamoeba
myx·a·moe·ba also myx·a·me·ba (mĭk'sə-mēʹbə) n. pl. myx·a·moe·bas, also myx·a·moe·bae (-bē) A slime mold at a stage when it is an amoebalike free-swimming cell ...
myxasthenia
/mik'seuhs thee"nee euh, mik sas'theuh nuy"euh/, n. Pathol. defective secretion of mucus. [MYX- + ASTHENIA] * * *
myxedema
—myxedematous /mik'si dem"euh teuhs, -dee"meuh-/, adj. —myxedemic /mik'si dem"ik/, adj. /mik'si dee"meuh/, n. Pathol. a condition characterized by thickening of the skin, ...
myxedematous
See myxedema. * * *
myxedemic
See myxedematous. * * *
myxo-
a combining form meaning "mucus" or "slime," used in the formation of compound words: myxoneurosis. Also, esp. before a vowel, myx-. [comb. form repr. Gk mýxa] * * *
myxobacteria
/mik'soh bak tear"ee euh/, n.pl., sing. myxobacterium /-tear"ee euhm/. Bacteriol. See gliding bacteria. [1930-35; MYXO- + BACTERIA, based on the genus name Myxobacter; see ...
myxobacterium
myx·o·bac·te·ri·um (mĭk'sō-băk-tîrʹē-əm) n. pl. myx·o·bac·te·ri·a (-tîrʹē-ə) Any of numerous gram-negative, rod-shaped saprophytic bacteria of the phylum ...
myxoid
/mik"soyd/, adj. resembling mucus. [MYX- + -OID] * * *
myxoma
—myxomatous /mik som"euh teuhs/, n. /mik soh"meuh/, n., pl. myxomas, myxomata /-meuh teuh/. Pathol. a soft tumor composed of connective and mucoid tissue. [1865-70; < NL; see ...
myxomatosis
/mik'seuh meuh toh"sis/, n. 1. Pathol. a. a condition characterized by the presence of many myxomas. b. myxomatous degeneration. 2. Vet. Pathol. a highly infectious viral disease ...
myxomatous
See myxoma. * * *
myxomycete
/mik'soh muy"seet, -muy seet"/, n. an organism of the phylum Myxomycota (or, in some classifications, the class Myxomycetes), comprising the slime molds. [1875-80; < NL ...
Myxomycetes
▪ protist phylum also called  Mycetozoa,    phylum of funguslike organisms within the kingdom Protista, commonly known as true slime molds. They exhibit characteristics of ...
myxomycetous
/mik'soh muy see"teuhs/, adj. of or pertaining to a slime mold. [1880-85; MYXOMYCET(ES) + -OUS] * * *
Myxophyta
also called  Cyanobacteria,         division of algae the members of which are commonly known as blue-green algae (q.v.). * * *
myxospore
/mik"seuh spawr', -spohr'/, n. Mycol. a spore produced within any of various fruiting bodies of myxomycetes. [1850-55; MYXO- + SPORE] * * *
myxosporidian
▪ protozoan order       any parasite of the phylum Myxosporidia, also called Myxospora, traditionally placed in the kingdom Protista. The Myxosporidia are characterized ...
myxovirus
/mik"seuh vuy'reuhs, mik'seuh vuy"-/, n., pl. myxoviruses. any of a group of medium-sized, RNA-containing viruses having a helical envelope, infectious to humans and other ...
Mzilikazi
▪ king of the Ndebele also spelled  Umsiligasi, or Mozelekatse   born c. 1790, , near Mkuze, Zululand [now in South Africa] died Sept. 9, 1868, Ingama, Matabeleland [near ...
Mzimba
▪ Malawi       town, northwestern Malawi (Malaŵi). Formerly the Angoni administrative centre, the town has declined in importance since 1940. The surrounding region ...
Møller, Poul Martin
▪ Danish author born March 21, 1794, Uldum, near Vejle, Denmark died March 13, 1838, Copenhagen       Danish author whose novel of student life, the first in his ...
Møn
▪ island, Denmark English  Moen        island, Denmark. The island has an area of 84 square miles (218 square km) and lies in the Baltic Sea. It is separated from ...
MʾSila
▪ Algeria       town, north-central Algeria. It is situated on the Plains of Hodna between the saline lake Chott el-Hodna (south) and the east–west extending Hodna ...
Mʾzab
▪ region, Algeria  region containing five towns, one of the major groups of oases of the Sahara, central Algeria. It was founded in the early 11th century by Mʾzabite ...
Mʾzabite
▪ people also spelled  Mozabite,  also called  Mʾzab, or Beni Mʾzab,         member of a Berber people who inhabit the Mʾzab oases of southern Algeria. Members ...
m̥bhi
See ambhi. * * *
M’lud
the way a judge is addressed in a British court of law. It is a form of ‘My Lord’: I wish to call another witness, M’lud. * * *
N
1. Physics. newton; newtons. 2. north. 3. northern. Symbol. 1. the 14th in order or in a series, or, when I is omitted, the 13th. 2. (sometimes l.c.) the medieval Roman numeral ...
n
Symbol. 1. Physics. neutron. 2. Optics. See index of refraction. * * *
N Eng
N Eng abbrev. 1. New England 2. North England * * *
N Lat
N Lat abbrev. north latitude * * *
N terminus
—N-terminal /en"terr'meuh nl/, adj. Biochem. the amino end of a protein molecule. Also, N terminal. Cf. C terminus. [abbrev. for nitrogen or -NH2] * * *
N'Djamena
/euhn jah may"nah/, n. a city in and the capital of Chad, in the SW part. 192,962. Formerly, Fort-Lamy. * * * formerly Fort-Lamy City (pop., 1993: metro. area, 530,965), ...
n'est-ce pas?
n'est-ce pas? [nes pä′] 〚Fr, is it not?〛 isn't that so? * * *
n'gana
/neuh gah"neuh/, n. Vet. Pathol. nagana. * * *
N, n
/en/, n., pl. N's or Ns, n's or ns. 1. the 14th letter of the English alphabet, a consonant. 2. any spoken sound represented by the letter N or n, as in now, dinner, son, etc. 3. ...
n-
Chem. an abbreviated form of normal, used in the names of hydrocarbon compounds that have a normal or straight chain of carbon atoms: n-3 fatty acid. * * *
n-3 fatty acid
/en"three"/ Biochem. See omega-3 fatty acid. * * *
N-bomb
/en"bom'/, n. See neutron bomb. * * *
N-shell
/en"shel'/, n. Physics. the fourth shell of electrons surrounding the nucleus of an atom and containing, when filled, 32 electrons having principal quantum number 4. Cf. K-shell, ...
N-Town plays
▪ English drama       an English cycle of 42 scriptural (or “mystery (mystery play)”) plays dating from the second half of the 15th century and so called because an ...
n-tuple
/en tooh"peuhl, -tyooh"-, -tup"euhl; en"too peuhl, -tyoo-/, n. Math. a set of n objects or quantities, where n is an integer, esp. such a set arranged in a specified order ...
n-type
n-type [en′tīp΄] adj. Electronics designating or of negative semiconductor material in which there are more electrons than holes and current is carried through it by the flow ...
N.
1. Nationalist. 2. Navy. 3. New. 4. Noon. 5. Chem. normal (strength solution). 6. Norse. 7. north. 8. northern. 9. Finance. note. 10. November. * * *
n.
1. name. 2. born. [ < L natus] 3. nephew. 4. Com. net. 5. neuter. 6. new. 7. nominative. 8. noon. 9. Chem. normal (strength solution). 10. north. 11. northern. 12. Finance. ...
N. Eng.
Northern England. * * *
N. Heb.
New Hebrides. * * *
N. Lat.
north latitude. Also, N. lat. * * *
n. wt.
net weight. * * *
N.A.
1. National Army. 2. North America. 3. not applicable. 4. Micros. See numerical aperture. * * *
N.A.D.
National Academy of Design. * * *
N.A.S.
1. See National Academy of Sciences. 2. naval air station. Also, NAS. * * *
N.B.
1. New Brunswick. 2. See nota bene. * * *
N.C.
1. no charge. 2. North Carolina. * * *
N.C.C.
National Council of Churches. Also, NCC. * * *
N.C.O.
Noncommissioned Officer. * * *
n.d.
no date. * * *
N.Dak.
North Dakota. Also, N.D. * * *
N.E.
1. naval engineer. 2. New England. 3. northeast. 4. northeastern. * * *
n.e.
1. northeast. 2. northeastern. * * *
N.E.A.
1. National Education Association. 2. National Endowment for the Arts. Also, NEA. * * *
n.e.c.
not elsewhere classified. * * *
N.E.D.
New English Dictionary. Also, NED. * * *
n.e.s.
not elsewhere specified. Also, N.E.S. * * *
N.F.
1. Newfoundland. 2. no funds. 3. Norman French. * * *
N.G.
1. National Guard. 2. New Guinea. 3. no good. * * *
n.g.
no good. * * *
N.H.
New Hampshire. * * *
N.I.
Northern Ireland. * * *
N.Ire.
N.Ire. abbr. Northern Ireland. * * *
N.J.
New Jersey. * * *
N.L.
1. Baseball. National League. 2. New Latin; Neo-Latin. * * *
n.l.
1. Print. new line. 2. non licet. 3. non liquet. * * *
N.L.F.
See National Liberation Front. * * *
N.M.
New Mexico. Also, N. Mex. * * *
N.M.U.
National Maritime Union. Also, NMU. * * *
N.Mex.
N.Mex. abbr. New Mexico. * * *
N.O.C.
Insurance. not otherwise classified. * * *
n.o.i.b.n.
not otherwise indexed by name. * * *
n.o.p.
n.o.p. abbr. not otherwise provided for. * * *
n.o.s.
not otherwise specified. * * *
N.P.
1. new paragraph. 2. nisi prius. 3. no protest. 4. notary public. * * *
n.p.
1. net proceeds. 2. new paragraph. 3. nisi prius. 4. no pagination. 5. no place of publication. 6. no protest. 7. notary public. * * *
n.p. or d.
no place or date. * * *
n.p.t.
normal pressure and temperature. Also, npt. * * *
N.S.
1. New Style. 2. Nova Scotia. * * *
n.s.
not specified. * * *
N.S.P.C.A.
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. * * *
N.S.P.C.C.
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. * * *
n.s.p.f.
not specifically provided for. * * *
N.S.W.
New South Wales. * * *
N.T.
1. New Testament. 2. Northern Territory. * * *
N.U.T.
Brit. National Union of Teachers. * * *
N.U.W.W.
Brit. National Union of Women Workers. * * *
N.W.T.
Northwest Territories (Canada). * * *
n.wt.
n.wt. abbr. net weight. * * *
N.Y.
New York. * * *
N.Y.C.
New York City. Also, NYC. * * *
N.Z.
New Zealand. Also, N. Zeal. * * *
n/a
1. no account. 2. not applicable. * * *
n/c
no charge. * * *
n/f
no funds. Also, N/F. * * *
N/O
Banking. registered. * * *
n/s
n/s abbrev. Banking not sufficient funds * * * n/s abbr. not sufficient. * * *
N/S/F
not sufficient funds. * * *
N/V
Banking. no value. * * *
na
/nah, neuh/, Chiefly Scot. adv. 1. no. 2. not; in no way; by no means. conj. 3. nor; neither. [bef. 900; ME (north and Scots); in part repr. OE na (n(e) not, nor + a ever; cf. ...
NA
1. not applicable. 2. not available. * * * (as used in expressions) O erh ku na Ho Lan Na Rostov na Donu * * *
Na
Symbol, Chem. sodium. [ < NL natrium] * * * (as used in expressions) O erh ku na Ho Lan Na Rostov na Donu * * *
Na-Dene
/nah day"nee, nah'day nay"/, n. 1. a group of North American Indian languages, comprising the Athabaskan family, Eyak, Tlingit, and Haida, hypothetically considered to be ...
Na-Dené languages
      major grouping (phylum or superstock) of North American Indian languages, consisting of three language families—Athabascan (or Athapascan), Haida, and ...
NAA
National Aeronautic Association. * * *
NAACP
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Also, N.A.A.C.P. * * * in full National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Oldest and largest U.S. ...
Naafi
/naf"ee/, n. Brit. 1. Navy, Army, and Air Force Institutes: an organization that provides social facilities, stores, etc., to British military personnel. 2. a canteen run by this ...
naan
naan [nän, nan] n. alt. sp. of NAN * * * naan or nan (nän, năn) n. A flat, leavened bread of northwest India, made of white flour and baked in a tandoor.   [Hindi nān, ...
Naas
▪ Ireland Irish  An Nás        market and garrison town (urban district) and county seat of County Kildare, Ireland. Naas was one of the royal seats of the ancient ...
nab
—nabber, n. /nab/, v.t., nabbed, nabbing. Informal. 1. to arrest or capture. 2. to catch or seize, esp. suddenly. 3. to snatch or steal. [1675-85; earlier nap; perh. < Scand; ...
NAB
1. Also, N.A.B. National Association of Broadcasters. 2. See New American Bible. * * *
Nabal
—Nabalism, n. —Nabalite, n. —Nabalitic /nay'beuh lit"ik/, adj. /nay"beuhl/, n. a wealthy Calebite, husband of Abigail, who refused rightful tribute to King David for ...
Nabataea
Nab·a·tae·a (năb'ə-tēʹə) An ancient kingdom of southwest Asia in present-day Jordan, flourishing from the fourth century B.C. to A.D. 106, when it was conquered by ...
Nabataean
/nab'euh tee"euhn/, n. 1. a subject of an ancient Arab kingdom in Palestine that became a Roman province in A.D. 106. 2. the Aramaic dialect of the Nabataeans. adj. 3. of or ...
Nabataean alphabet
▪ writing system       writing system used between approximately 150 BC and AD 150 in the Nabataean kingdom of Petra in the Arabian Peninsula. Used by the Nabataeans to ...
Nabatea
Nabatea or Nabataea [nab΄ə tē′ə] ancient kingdom of Arabia, in what is now in W Jordan Nabatean adj., n. Nabataean * * *
Nabaṭiyyah al-Taḥtā, Al-
▪ Lebanon       town, southern Lebanon. It is the major centre of tobacco growing in Lebanon. Other agricultural products are grapes, olives, figs, and grains. Most of ...
nabber
See nab. * * *
Nabbes, Thomas
▪ English writer born 1605, Worcestershire, Eng.   buried April 6, 1641, London       English dramatist and writer of verse, one of a number of lesser playwrights of ...
nabe
/nayb/, n. Usually, nabes. Slang. a neighborhood movie theater. [shortening and resp. of NEIGHBORHOOD] * * *
Naber, John
born Jan. 20, 1956, Evanston, Ill., U.S. U.S. swimmer. He swam for the University of Southern California, winning 15 championships. At the 1976 Olympics he won four gold medals ...
Naberezhniye Chelny
Naberezhniye Chelny [nä′bi rizh nē yi chēl nē′] city in E European Russia, on the Kama River: pop. 514,000 * * *
Naberezhnye Chelny
/nah"beuh rezh'nee euh chel nee"/; Russ. /nah"byi rddyi zhni yeuh chyil ni"/ a port in the Tatar Autonomous Republic, in the Russian Federation in Asia,e of Kazan, on the Kama ...
Nabeul
▪ Tunisia also spelled  Nābul , Latin  Neapolis        town in northeastern Tunisia located on the Gulf of Hammamet. Formerly a Phoenician settlement, it was ...
Nabha
▪ India       town, southeastern Punjab state, northwestern India. It is located some 16 miles (26 km) west and slightly north of Patiala. Nabha (founded 1755) was ...
nabi
/nah"bee/, n. Islam. a prophet. [1875-80; < Ar nabi] * * *
Nābighah al-Dhubyānī, al-
▪ Arab poet in full  Ziyād ibn Muʿāwiyah al-Nābighah al-Dhubyānī  flourished c. 600       pre-Islamic Arab poet, the first great court poet of Arabic ...
Nabis
(from Hebrew navi, "prophet" or "seer") Group of French artists who paved the way for the development of abstract art in the early 20th century. The Nabis preached that a work ...
Nabisco
a large US food company. Its products include Oreo biscuits, Ritz Crackers and Planters nuts. * * * in full National Biscuit Company Former U.S. snack food and bakery product ...
Nabiyev, Rakhmon Nabiyevich
▪ 1994       Tajik political leader (b. Oct. 5, 1930, Shaykhburhan, Khujand rayon (sector), Tajik S.S.R., U.S.S.R.—d. April 10-11, 1993, Khujand, Tajikistan), was a ...
Nablus
/nab"leuhs, nah"bleuhs/, n. modern name of Shechem. * * * ▪ city in the West Bank also spelled  Nābulus  or  Nablus , Greek  Neapolis , Hebrew  Shekhem   city in ...
nabob
—nabobery /nay"bob euh ree, nay bob"euh ree/, nabobism, n. —nabobish, nabobical, adj. —nabobishly, nabobically, adv. —nabobship, n. /nay"bob/, n. 1. any very wealthy, ...
Nabokov
/neuh baw"keuhf, nab"euh kawf', -kof'/; Russ. /nu baw"keuhf/, n. Vladimir Vladimirovich /vlad"euh mear' vlad'euh mear"euh vich/; Russ. /vlu dyee"myirdd vlu dyee"myi rddeuh ...
Nabokov, Vladimir
▪ American author in full  Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov  born April 22, 1899, St. Petersburg, Russia died July 2, 1977, Montreux, Switz.  Russian-born American novelist ...
Nabokov, Vladimir (Vladimirovich)
born April 22, 1899, St. Petersburg, Russia died July 2, 1977, Montreux, Switz. Russian-born U.S novelist and critic. Born to an aristocratic family, he had an English-speaking ...
Nabokov,Vladimir Vladimirovich
Na·bo·kov (nə-bôʹkəf, näʹbə-kôf', năbʹə-), Vladimir Vladimirovich. 1899-1977. Russian-born American writer of poetry, short stories, and novels, notably the ...
Nabokovian
/nab'euh koh"vee euhn/, adj. of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or resembling the literary style of Vladimir Nabokov: a sly, Nabokovian sense of the absurd. [1955-60; NABOKOV ...
Nabonassar
/nab'oh nas"euhr/, n. died 733? B.C., king of Babylon 747?-733?. Assyrian, Nabu-nasir. * * *
Nabonidus
/nab'oh nuy"deuhs/, n. died 539? B.C., last king of Babylonia 556-539 (father of Belshazzar). * * * ▪ king of Babylonia also spelled  Nabu-Naʾid (“Reverer of ...
Naboth
/nay"both, -bohth/, n. the owner of a vineyard coveted by Ahab, slain by the scheming of Jezebel so that Ahab could secure the vineyard. I Kings 21. * * *
Nabrit, James M., Jr.
▪ 1998       American lawyer and academic who while practicing law (1930-36) in Houston, Texas, and serving as a teacher and administrator (1936-60) at Howard ...
Nabu
Major god in the Assyrian-Babylonian pantheon, the son of Marduk. He was patron of the art of writing and a god of vegetation. As the recorder of the fates assigned to humans by ...
Nabu-rimanni
▪ Babylonian astronomer also spelled  Naburianos, Naburiannuos, Naburiannu, or Naburimannu   flourished c. 491 BC, , Babylonia       the earliest Babylonian ...
Nabuchodonosor
/nab'euh koh don"euh sawr'/, n. Douay Bible. Nebuchadnezzar (def. 1). * * *
Nabuco (de Araújo), Joaquim (Aurelio Barretto)
born Aug. 19, 1849, Recife, Braz. died Jan. 17, 1910, Washington, D.C., U.S. Leader of Brazil's abolitionist movement. Both in the national Chamber of Deputies (from 1878) and ...
Nabuco de Araújo, Joaquim Aurelio Barreto
▪ Brazilian statesman born August 19, 1849, Recife, Brazil died January 17, 1910, Washington, D.C., U.S.  statesman and diplomat, leader of the abolition movement ...
NACA
National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. Also, N.A.C.A. * * *
Nacaome
▪ Honduras       city, southern Honduras, on the seasonally dry Nacaome River. It was founded in 1535 and given city status in 1845. Its colonial church, rebuilt in ...
nacelle
/neuh sel"/, n. 1. the enclosed part of an airplane, dirigible, etc., in which the engine is housed or in which cargo or passengers are carried. 2. the car of a ...
nachas
nachas or naches [näkh′əs] n. 〚Yiddish nakhes < Heb nachat, a calmness, repose < nach, to rest〛 pleasurable pride, esp. in another's achievements * * *
Nachi-katsuura
▪ Japan       town, Wakayama ken (prefecture), Honshu, Japan, facing the Pacific Ocean. Lying within Yoshino-Kumano National Park, the town is a summer resort renowned ...
Nachikufan industry
▪ stone-age industry       industry of the African Late Stone Age practiced by hunting-gathering peoples who occupied the wooded plateaus of south-central Africa some ...
Nachlass
Nachlass [näkh′läs΄] n. 〚Ger〛 REMAINS (sense 4) * * *
Nachman, Jerry
▪ 2005 Jerome A. Nachman        American journalist (b. Feb. 24, 1946, Brooklyn, N.Y.—d. Jan. 19/20, 2004, Hoboken, N.J.), became well known for his street-smart ...
nacho
/nah"choh/, n., pl. nachos. Mexican Cookery. a snack or appetizer consisting of a small piece of tortilla topped with cheese, hot peppers, etc., and broiled. [1965-70; < MexSp; ...
Nachtigal, Gustav
▪ German explorer born Feb. 23, 1834, Eichstedt, Brandenburg died April 19, 1885, at sea, off Cape Palmas, Liberia  explorer of the Sahara who helped Germany obtain ...
Nachtwey, James
▪ 1996       Photojournalist James Nachtwey followed his instincts when deciding where to travel for the stories he worked on, and those instincts took him all over the ...
Nacogdoches
/nak'euh doh"cheuhz/, n. a city in N Texas. 27,149. * * * ▪ Texas, United States       city, seat (1837) of Nacogdoches county, eastern Texas, U.S., near the Angelina ...
nacre
/nay"keuhr/, n. mother-of-pearl. [1590-1600; < ML nacrum, nacer, var. of nacara < OIt naccara kind of drum, nacre < Ar naqqarah drum] * * *
nacred
/nay"keuhrd/, adj. lined with or resembling nacre. [1590-1600; NACRE + -ED3] * * *
nacreous
/nay"kree euhs/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to nacre. 2. resembling nacre; lustrous; pearly. [1830-40; NACRE + -OUS] * * *
nacreous cloud
a rarely seen, luminous, iridescent cloud shaped like a cirrus or altocumulus, approximately 15 mi. (24 km) above the earth, and of unknown composition. Also called ...
nacreouscloud
nacreous cloud n. A cloud resembling a cirrus, showing iridescent coloration when the sun is several degrees below the horizon.   [From nacre(from the iridescent coloring of ...
nacrite
      clay mineral, a form of kaolinite [Al2Si2O5(OH)4] (q.v.). * * *
NAD
Biochem. nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide: a coenzyme, C21H27N7O14P2, involved in many cellular oxidation-reduction reactions. * * *
nada
nada [nä′thä; ] E [ näd′ə] n. 〚Sp〛 nothing * * *
Nadab
/nay"dab/, n. a son of Aaron. Lev. 10. Cf. Abihu. * * *
Nadal, Rafael
▪ 2008 Rafael Nadal Parera  born June 3, 1986, Manacor, Mallorca, Spain  By 2007 Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal had established himself unequivocally as one of the most ...
Nadar
Na·dar (nä-därʹ), Originally Gaspard-Félix Tournachon. 1820-1910. French photographer known for his aerial views of Paris and his portraits of figures in the arts, ...
Nadel, S.F.
▪ British anthropologist in full  Siegfried Frederick Nadel  born April 24, 1903, Vienna died Jan. 14, 1956, Canberra, Australia       Austrian-born British ...
Nadelman, Elie
▪ Polish-American sculptor born February 20, 1882, Warsaw, Russian Empire [now in Poland] died December 28, 1946, Bronx, New York, U.S.       Polish-born sculptor whose ...
Nader
/nay"deuhr/, n. Ralph, born 1934, U.S. lawyer, author, political reformer, and consumer advocate. * * *
Nader, Ralph
born Feb. 27, 1934, Winsted, Conn., U.S. U.S. lawyer and consumer advocate. The son of Lebanese immigrants, he attended Princeton University and Harvard Law School. In 1963 he ...
Nader,Ralph
Na·der (nāʹdər), Ralph. Born 1934. American lawyer and pioneer in the field of consumer protectionism. He ran for President as the Green Party candidate in 1996. * * *
NADH
Biochem. an abbreviation for the reduced form of NAD in electron transport reactions. [NAD + H, for hydrogen] * * *
Nadi brothers
▪ Italian athletes  Italian brothers who were among the greatest and most versatile fencers (fencing) in the history of the sport. At the 1920 Olympic Games in Antwerp, ...
Nadiad
▪ India       city, east-central Gujarat (Gujarāt) state, west-central India. It is situated in the lowlands between the Vindhya Range and the Gulf of Khambhat ...
Nadig, Marie-Thérèse
▪ Swiss skier born March 8, 1954, Tanneboden, Switz.       Swiss Alpine skier who won surprise victories over the pre-Olympic favourite, Austrian Annemarie Moser-Pröll ...
Nadine
/nay deen", neuh-/ n. a female given name. * * *
nadir
—nadiral, adj. /nay"deuhr, nay"dear/, n. 1. Astron. the point on the celestial sphere directly beneath a given position or observer and diametrically opposite the zenith. 2. ...
Nādir Shah
born Oct. 22, 1688, Kobhan, Ṣafavid Iran died June 1747, near Fatḥābād Iranian conqueror and ruler. Originally a bandit of the Turkish Afshar tribes, he helped restore ...
Nadira
▪ 2007 Florence Ezekiel        Indian actress (b. Dec. 5, 1931/32, Baghdad, Iraq—d. Feb. 9, 2006, Mumbai [Bombay], India), starred in more than 60 Bollywood movies, ...
Nador
▪ Morocco       city, northeastern Morocco. The city is a small Mediterranean port on the Bou Areg Lagoon and a trading centre for fish, fruits, and livestock. It is ...
NADP
Biochem. nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate: a coenzyme, C21H28N7O17P3, similar in function to NAD in many oxidation-reduction reactions. * * *
NADPH
NADPH (ĕn'ā-dē'pē-āchʹ) n. The reduced form of NADP.   [NADP + H1.] * * *
nae
/nay/, Scot. and North Eng. adv. 1. no; not. adj. 2. no. [1715-25; var. of NA] * * *
naething
/nay"thing/, n., adv. Scot. nothing. * * *
Naevius, Gnaeus
▪ Roman writer born c. 270 BC, , Capua, Campania [Italy] died c. 200 BC, , Utica [now in Tunisia]       second of a triad of early Latin epic poets and dramatists, ...
nafcillin
naf·cil·lin (năf'sĭlʹĭn) n. A semisynthetic, white to yellowish white powder, C21H21N2NaO5S, used as an antibiotic in severe staphylococcal infections.   [naf-(shortening ...
Näfels, Battle of
▪ Swiss history       (April 9, 1388), major victory for the Swiss Confederation in the first century of its struggle for self-determination against Habsburg (Habsburg, ...
naff
naff [naf] adj. [Brit. Slang] Brit. Slang 1. inferior in quality or condition 2. tasteless or unfashionable * * * I. naff1 (năf) adj. Chiefly British Slang Unstylish, ...
Nafl
/nah"fleu/, n. Islam. a prayer, charitable act, etc., that goes beyond the requirements of one's religion. Also, Nafila, Nafilah /nah"feuh leuh/. [ < Ar] * * *
NAFTA
/naf"teuh/, n. North American Free Trade Agreement. Also, Nafta. * * * in full North American Free Trade Agreement Trade pact signed by Canada, the U.S., and Mexico in 1992, ...
Nafud
/na foohd"/, n. See Nefud Desert. * * *
Nafūd, An-
▪ desert, Saudi Arabia       desert, northern Saudi Arabia, covering about 25,000 square miles (64,000 square km). The reddish, sandy An-Nafūd (Arabic: “The ...
Nafūsah Plateau
▪ plateau, Libya Arabic  Jabal Nafūsah, Nafūsah  also spelled  Nefusa,         hilly limestone massif, northwestern Libya. It extends in a west-northeasterly arc ...
nag
nag1 /nag/, v., nagged, nagging, n. v.t. 1. to annoy by persistent faultfinding, complaints, or demands. 2. to keep in a state of troubled awareness or anxiety, as a recurrent ...
Nag Hammadi
Town in Upper Egypt on the Nile. In 1945 a collection of 13 codices containing 53 Gnostic texts (scriptures and commentaries) was found nearby at the site of an ancient ...
Naga
/nah"gah/, n. a city on E Cebu, in the S central Philippines. 90,712. /nah"gah/, n., pl. Nagas, (esp. collectively) Naga for 1. 1. a member of any of the disparate tribal peoples ...
Naga Hills
Hill region, northeastern India and northwestern Myanmar (Burma). A northern extension of the Arakan Mountains system, the hills reach a height of 12,552 ft (3,826 m) at Mount ...
NagaHills
Na·ga Hills (näʹgə) A region on the India-Myanmar (Burma) border. Its people were subdued by the British from 1865 to 1880. * * *
Nagai Kafū
▪ Japanese author pseudonym of  Nagai Sōkichi   born Dec. 3, 1879, Tokyo, Japan died April 30, 1959, Tokyo       Japanese novelist strongly identified with Tokyo and ...
Nagako, Dowager Empress
▪ 2001       Japanese royal (b. March 6, 1903, Tokyo, Japan—d. June 16, 2000, Tokyo), was the consort of Emperor Hirohito and the mother of Emperor Akihito. The eldest ...
Nagaland
/nah"geuh land'/, n. a state in NE India. 56,000; 6366 sq. mi. (16,488 sq. km). Cap.: Kohima. * * * State (pop., 2001 prelim.: 1,988,636), northeastern India. It borders ...
nagami kumquat
/neuh gah"mee/. See oval kumquat. [nagami < Japn, equiv. to naga long, oblong + mi fruit] * * *
nagana
/neuh gah"neuh/, n. Vet. Pathol. 1. a disease of horses and other animals, widespread in parts of Africa, caused by the organism Trypanosoma brucei, and transmitted by a variety ...
Nagano
/nah gah"naw/, n. a city on central Honshu, in central Japan. 324,360. * * * ▪ Japan formerly  Zenkōji    city, Nagano ken (prefecture), central Honshu, Japan. It is the ...
Nagano Osami
▪ Japanese admiral born June 15, 1880, Kōchi, Japan died Jan. 5, 1947, Tokyo  Japanese admiral who planned and ordered the attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor ...
Nagaoka
▪ Japan       city, Niigata ken (prefecture), Honshu, Japan, on the middle reaches of the Shinano River. A castle town in the 1600s, it prospered with the discovery of ...
Nagaon
▪ Assam, India also spelled  Nowgong        city, central Assam state, northeastern India, lying on the Kalang River. It is an agricultural trade centre and has ...
Nagappattinam
▪ India formerly  Negapattam        port town, east-central Tamil Nadu (Tamil Nādu) state, southeastern India. It lies on the Bay of Bengal (Bengal, Bay of), about ...
Nāgarakṛtāgama
▪ poem by Prapañcā       Javanese epic poem written in 1365 by Prapañcā. Considered the most important work of the vernacular literature that developed in the ...
Nagari
/nah"geuh ree/, n. 1. a group of related scripts, including Devanagari, derived from Brahmi and used for the writing of many of the languages of India. 2. Devanagari. * * *
Nagarjuna
born 150 died с 250 Indian monk and philosopher, founder of the Madhyamika school of Buddhism. Born into a Brahman family, he underwent a spiritual conversion when he studied ...
Nagasaki
/nah'geuh sah"kee, nag'euh sak"ee/; Japn. /nah"gah sah"kee/, n. a seaport on W Kyushu, in SW Japan: second military use of the atomic bomb August 9, 1945. 446,000. * * * City ...
nagaswaram
▪ musical instrument also spelled  nagasvaram  or  nadaswaram    conical double-reed aerophone of southern India. The nagaswaram may be as long as about 95 cm (37 ...
Nagaur
▪ India also spelled  Nagor        town, central Rajasthan (Rājasthān) state, western India. Nagaur, a walled town held successively by the 12th-century Hindu ...
nagauta
▪ Japanese music       (Japanese: “long song”), basic lyric musical accompaniment of Japanese Kabuki and classical dances (buyō). The genre is found in the Kabuki ...
nageire
▪ floral arrangement       (Japanese: “thrown in”), in Japanese floral art, the style of arranging that stresses fresh and spontaneous designs adhering only loosely ...
Nagel, Ernest
▪ American philosopher born Nov. 16, 1901, Nové Město, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary died Sept. 20, 1985, New York City       American philosopher noted for his work on ...
Nägeli, Hans Franz
▪ Swiss politician born c. 1497, , Aigle, Savoy died Jan. 9, 1579, Bern       Swiss politician and military leader who was prominent in Bern's public affairs for nearly ...
Nägeli, Karl Wilhelm von
▪ Swiss botanist born March 27, 1817, Kilchberg, Switz. died May 10, 1891, Munich       Swiss botanist famous for his work on plant cells.       Nägeli received ...
Nagercoil
▪ India       city, southernmost Tamil Nadu (Tamil Nādu) state, southern India. Nagercoil lies west of the Aramboli Gap in the Western Ghats. It controls the major ...
nagger
/nag"euhr/, n. nag1 (def. 5). [1880-85; NAG1 + -ER1] * * *
nagging
—naggingness, n. /nag"ing/, adj. 1. continually faultfinding, complaining, or petulant: a nagging parent. 2. persistently recurring; unrelenting: a nagging backache. [1830-40; ...
naggingly
See nagger. * * *
naggish
/nag"ish/, adj. tending to nag; somewhat nagging. [1880-85; NAG1 + -ISH1] * * *
naggy
/nag"ee/, adj., naggier, naggiest. naggish. [1690-1700; NAG1 + -Y1] * * *
Nagodba
▪ Croatian-Hungarian history [1868] (Serbo-Croatian: “Agreement”), English in full  Croatian-hungarian Agreement Of         1868, pact that governed Croatia's ...
Nagorno-Karabakh
Nagorno-Karabakh [nä gôr′nō kär΄ä bäk′] autonomous region in Azerbaijan, mostly populated by Armenians: 1,700 sq mi (4,403 sq km); pop. 192,000; cap. Xankāndi * * ...
Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Region
/neuh gawr"noh kahr'euh bahk"/; Russ. /nu gawrdd"neuh keuh rddu bahkh"/ an autonomous region in SW Azerbaijan. 199,000; 1700 sq. mi. (4400 sq. km). Cap.: Stepanakert. * * *
Nagoya
/neuh goy"euh/; Japn. /nah"gaw yah'/, n. a city on S Honshu, in central Japan. 2,087,884. * * * City (pop., 2000 prelim.: 2,171,378), southern Honshu, Japan. Located east of ...
Nagpur
/nahg"poor/, n. a city in NE Maharashtra, in central India: former capital of the Central Provinces and Berar. 866,144. * * * City (pop., 2001 prelim.: 2,051,320), northeastern ...
Nags Head
▪ North Carolina, United States       resort town, Dare county, eastern North Carolina, U.S. It is situated on Bodie Island (one of the Outer Banks barrier islands) ...
NAGTY
➡ National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth. * * *
Nagua
▪ Dominican Republic formerly  Julia Molina        city, northern Dominican Republic, located just north of the mouth of the Nagua River, facing Escocesa Bay, on the ...
nagual
—nagualism, n. /nah gwahl", -wahl"/, n. a guardian spirit among Mexican and Central American Indians, believed to reside in an animal. [ < MexSp nagual, nahual < Nahuatl ...
Naguib
/neuh geeb"/, n. Mohammed, born 1901, Egyptian general and political leader: premier 1952-54; president 1953-54. * * *
Naguib, Muḥammad
▪ president of Egypt also spelled  Moḥammed Neguib   born Feb. 20, 1901, Khartoum, The Sudan died Aug. 28, 1984, Cairo, Egypt  Egyptian army officer and statesman who ...
Nagurski
/neuh gerr"skee/, n. Bronislaw /bron"euh slof'/, ("Bronko"), born 1908, U.S. football player. * * *
Nagurski, Bronko
▪ American athlete byname of  Bronislau Nagurski   born November 3, 1908, Rainy River, Ontario, Canada died January 7, 1990, International Falls, Minnesota, U.S.  American ...
Nagy
/nod"yeu, noj/, n. Imre /im"rdde/, 1896-1958, Hungarian political leader: premier 1953-55, 1956. * * *
Nagy Imre
born June 7, 1896, Kaposvár, Hung., Austria-Hungary died June 16, 1958, Budapest, Hung. Hungarian politician. He fought in World War I, was captured by the Russians, and ...
Nagy, Ferenc
▪ premier of Hungary born Oct. 8, 1903, Bisse, Hung., Austria-Hungary died June 12, 1979, Fairfax, Va., U.S.       statesman who in his brief post-World War II term as ...
Nagy, Imre
▪ premier of Hungary born June 7, 1896, Kaposvár, Hung., Austria-Hungary died June 16, 1958, Budapest, Hung.       Hungarian statesman, independent Communist, and ...
Nagy, Ivan
▪ Hungarian-American dancer born April 28, 1943, Debrecen, Hung.       Hungarian ballet dancer who lived in the United States from 1965.       Nagy trained as a ...
Nagykanizsa
▪ Hungary       city of county status, Zala megye (county), southwestern Hungary. On the Principális-csatorna (canal) connecting the Zala and Mura rivers, it is 9 mi ...
Nagyvárad
/nod"yeu vah'rddod, noj"-/, n. Hungarian name of Oradea. * * *

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