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ominously
See ominous. * * *
ominousness
See ominously. * * *
omissible
/oh mis"euh beuhl/, adj. capable of being or allowed to be omitted. [1810-20; < L omiss(us) (see OMISSION) + -IBLE] * * *
omission
/oh mish"euhn/, n. 1. the act of omitting. 2. the state of being omitted. 3. something left out, not done, or neglected: an important omission in a report. [1350-1400; ME < LL ...
omissive
—omissively, adv. /oh mis"iv/, adj. neglecting; leaving out. [1620-30; < L omiss(us) (see OMISSION) + -IVE] * * *
omit
—omitter, n. /oh mit"/, v.t., omitted, omitting. 1. to leave out; fail to include or mention: to omit a name from a list. 2. to forbear or fail to do, make, use, send, etc.: to ...
Omiya
/aw"mee yah'/, n. a city on E Honshu, in Japan, NW of Tokyo. 354,082. * * *
ommateum
—ommateal, adj. /om'euh tee"euhm/, n., pl. ommatea /-tee"euh/. Zool. See compound eye. [1880-85; < NL < Gk ommat- (s. of ómma) eye + NL -eum n. suffix] * * *
ommatidial
See ommatidium. * * *
ommatidium
—ommatidial, adj. /om'euh tid"ee euhm/, n., pl. ommatidia /-tid"ee euh/. Zool. one of the radial elements composing a compound eye. [1880-85; < NL < Gk ommat- (s. of ómma eye) ...
ommatophore
—ommatophorous /om'euh tof"euhr euhs/, adj. /euh mat"euh fawr', -fohr'/, n. Zool. a tentacle or movable stalk bearing an eye, as in certain snails. [1875-80; < Gk ommat- eye ...
ommatophorous
See ommatophore. * * *
Ommiad
/oh muy"ad/, n., pl. Ommiads, Ommiades /-euh deez'/. Omayyad. * * *
ommochrome
▪ biological pigment       any of a group of biological pigments (biochromes) conspicuous in the eyes of insects and crustaceans as well as in the changeable ...
omn. bih.
(in prescriptions) every two hours. [ < L omni bihorio] * * *
omn. hor.
(in prescriptions) every hour. [ < L omni hora] * * *
omn. man.
(in prescriptions) every morning. Also, omn man. [ < L omni mane] * * *
omn. noct.
(in prescriptions) every night. Also, omn noct. [ < L omni nocte] * * *
omn. quadr. hor.
(in prescriptions) every quarter of an hour. Also, omn quadr hor [ < L omni quadrante horae] * * *
omni-
a combining form meaning "all," used in the formation of compound words: omnifarious; omnipotence; omniscient. [ < L, comb. form of omnis] * * *
omnia mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis
/ohm"nee ah' mooh tahn"toordd nohs et mooh tah"moordd in il"lees/; Eng. /om"nee euh myooh tan"teuhr nohs et myooh tay"meuhr in il"is/, Latin. all things change, and we change ...
omnia vincit amor
/ohm"nee ah' weeng"kit ah"mohrdd/; Eng. /om"nee euh vin"sit ay"mawr/, Latin. love conquers all. * * *
omnibearing
/om"neuh bair'ing/, n. Navig. the magnetic bearing of an omnirange station. [OMNI- + BEARING] * * *
omnibus
/om"neuh bus', -beuhs/, n., pl. omnibuses, or, for 1, omnibusses, adj. n. 1. bus (def. 1). 2. a volume of reprinted works of a single author or of works related in interest or ...
omnibus clause
Insurance. a clause, esp. in an automobile liability policy, extending coverage to persons other than the insured named in the policy. * * *
omnidirectional
/om'nee di rek"sheuh nl/, adj. Electronics. sending or receiving signals in all directions: an omnidirectional microphone. [1925-30; OMNI- + DIRECTIONAL] * * *
omnidirectionalradio range
omnidirectional radio range n. See omnirange. * * *
omnidistance
/om'ni dis"teuhns/, n. Navig. the distance between an omnirange station and a receiver. [OMNI- + DISTANCE] * * *
omnifarious
—omnifariously, adv. —omnifariousness, n. /om'neuh fair"ee euhs/, adj. of all forms, varieties, or kinds. [1645-55; < LL omnifarius (deriv. of L omnifariam on all sides), ...
omnifariously
See omnifarious. * * *
omnifariousness
See omnifariously. * * *
omnific
omnific [äm nif′ə səntäm nif′ik] adj. 〚ML omnificus < L omnis, all + facere, to make, DO1〛 creating all things: also omnificent [äm nif′ə sənt] * * *
omnificent
—omnificence, n. /om nif"euh seuhnt/, adj. creating all things; having unlimited powers of creation. Also, omnific /om nif"ik/. [1670-80; OMNI- + -ficent, as in beneficent] * * ...
omnigraph
/om"ni graf', -grahf'/, n. a device for converting Morse Code signals that are punched on a tape into audio signals, used in the training of telegraph operators. [1860-65; OMNI- ...
omnipotence
/om nip"euh teuhns/, n. 1. the quality or state of being omnipotent. 2. (cap.) God. [1560-70; < LL omnipotentia, equiv. to L omnipotent- OMNIPOTENT + -ia; see -ENCE] * * *
omnipotency
See omnipotence. * * *
omnipotent
—omnipotently, adv. /om nip"euh teuhnt/, adj. 1. almighty or infinite in power, as God. 2. having very great or unlimited authority or power. n. 3. an omnipotent being. 4. the ...
omnipotently
See omnipotence. * * *
omnipresence
See omnipresent. * * *
omnipresent
—omnipresence, n. /om'neuh prez"euhnt/, adj. present everywhere at the same time: the omnipresent God. [1600-10; < ML omnipraesent- (s. of omnipraesens), equiv. to L omni- ...
omnirange
/om"neuh raynj'/, n. a radio navigational aid in which stations emit distinctive signals on each of 360 degrees, giving the bearing of each degree with reference to magnetic ...
omniscience
/om nish"euhns/, n. 1. the quality or state of being omniscient. 2. infinite knowledge. 3. (cap.) God. [1605-15; < ML omniscientia, equiv. to L omni- OMNI- + scientia knowledge; ...
omnisciency
See omniscience. * * *
omniscient
—omnisciently, adv. /om nish"euhnt/, adj. 1. having complete or unlimited knowledge, awareness, or understanding; perceiving all things. n. 2. an omniscient being. 3. the ...
omnisciently
See omniscience. * * *
omnisexual
om·ni·sex·u·al (ŏm'nē-sĕkʹsho͞o-əl) adj. Pansexual. n. A pansexual person.   om'ni·sex'u·alʹi·ty n. * * *
omnisexuality
See omnisexual. * * *
omnium-gatherum
/om'nee euhm gadh"euhr euhm/, n., pl. omnium-gatherums. a miscellaneous collection. [1520-30; < L omnium of all (gen. pl. of omnis) + pseudo-L gatherum a gathering] * * *
omnivore
/om"neuh vawr', -vohr'/, n. 1. someone or something that is omnivorous. 2. an omnivorous animal. [1885-90; < F, on the model of CARNIVORE, etc.] * * * Animal that eats both ...
omnivorous
—omnivorism, n. —omnivorously, adv. —omnivorousness, n. —omnivorism, n. /om niv"euhr euhs/, adj. 1. eating both animal and plant foods. 2. eating all kinds of foods ...
omnivorously
See omnivorous. * * *
omnivorousness
See omnivorously. * * *
Omo
▪ anthropological and archaeological site, Ethiopia  site of paleoanthropological excavations along the southern part of the Omo River in southwestern Ethiopia. Hominin (of ...
Omolara
/oh moh"lah rah'/, n. a male given name: from a West African word meaning "child born at the right time." * * *
Omolon
Om·o·lon (ŏm'ə-lônʹ) A river, about 965 km (600 mi) long, of northeast Russia flowing northward to the Kolyma River. * * *
Omoo
/oh mooh"/, n. a novel (1847) by Herman Melville. * * *
omophagia
—omophagic /oh'meuh faj"ik/, omophagous /oh mof"euh geuhs/, adj. —omophagist /oh mof"euh jist/, n. /oh'meuh fay"jeuh, -jee euh/, n. the eating of raw food, esp. raw ...
omophorion
/oh'meuh fawr"ee euhn, -fohr"-, om'euh-/, n., pl. omophoria /-fawr"ee euh, -fohr"-/. Eastern Ch. a liturgical stole, resembling a pallium, worn by bishops. [1865-70; < LGk ...
Omotic
/oh mot"ik/, n. a proposed branch of the Afroasiatic family comprising a group of languages spoken in Ethiopia and often included within the Cushitic branch. * * *
Omotic languages
Introduction       family of about 40 languages spoken in western Ethiopia. Although most scholars assign them to the Afro-Asiatic language (Afro-Asiatic languages) ...
Ōmoto
▪ Japanese religion Japanese“Great Fundamentals”also called  Ōmoto-kyō (“Religion of Ōmoto”)        religious movement of Japan that had a large following ...
Omotoso, Kole
▪ Nigerian novelist born April 21, 1943, Akure, Nigeria       Nigerian novelist, playwright, and critic who wrote from a Yoruba perspective and coupled the folklore he ...
omphacite
/om"feuh suyt'/, n. Mineral. a pale-green variety of pyroxene similar to olivine, found in eclogite. [1820-30; < G Omphazit < Gk omphakítes green stone, equiv. to omphak- (s. of ...
Omphale
Omphale [äm′fə lē΄] n. Gr. Myth. a queen of Lydia in whose service Hercules, dressed as a woman, does womanly tasks for three years to appease the gods * * *
Omphalea
▪ plant genus       genus of tropical shrubs or trees of the spurge family (Euphorbiaceae), comprising 15 species; 12 are native to the Americas, 3 to the Old World. O. ...
omphalo-
omphalo- [äm′fə lō, äm′fələ] 〚< Gr omphalos,NAVEL〛 combining form navel, umbilicus [omphaloskepsis] * * *
omphalos
/om"feuh leuhs/, n. 1. the navel; umbilicus. 2. the central point. 3. Gk. Antiq. a stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, thought to mark the center of the earth. [1840-50; < ...
omphaloskepsis
/om'feuh loh skep"sis/, n. contemplation of one's navel as part of a mystical exercise. [ < Gk omphal(ós) OMPHALOS + -o- -O- + sképsis act of looking] * * *
Omri
/om"ruy/, n. a king of Israel and the father of Ahab. I Kings 16:16-28. * * * ▪ king of Israel Hebrew  ʿamri        (reigned 876–869 or c. 884–c. 872 BC), king ...
Omsk
/awmsk/, n. a city in the SW Russian Federation in Asia on the Irtysh River. 1,148,000. * * * City (pop., 2001 est.: 1,138,400), southwestern Russia, at the confluence of the ...
Ōmura
▪ Japan       city, Nagasaki ken (prefecture), Kyushu, Japan, facing Ōmura-wan (Ōmura Bay), on the western slopes of Tara-dake (Mt. Tara). In the 12th century it was ...
Ōmura Masujirō
▪ Japanese military strategist born 1824, Japan died December 1869, Ōsaka  Japanese scholar and soldier popularly regarded in Japan as the founder of the modern Japanese ...
Omuta
/aw"moo tah"/, n. a seaport on W Kyushu, in SW Japan. 169,485. Also, Omuda /aw"moo dah"/. * * * ▪ Japan       city, Fukuoka ken (prefecture), northern Kyushu, Japan, ...
on
/on, awn/, prep. 1. so as to be or remain supported by or suspended from: Put your package down on the table; Hang your coat on the hook. 2. so as to be attached to or unified ...
On
/on/, n. Biblical name of Heliopolis. * * *
ON
1. Old Norse. Also, ON., O.N. 2. Ontario, Canada (approved for postal use). * * *
on campus
➡ student life * * *
on death row
➡ capital punishment * * *
on draught
➡ beer * * *
On Educating African American Women (1827)
▪ Primary Source       Freedom s Journal, the first African American newspaper, served not only as a forum for the abolitionist (abolitionism) sentiments of educated ...
On Liberty
a treatise (1859) by John Stuart Mill on the rights of the individual within the state. * * *
on or off the premises
➡ licensing laws * * *
on parole
➡ prisons * * *
on probation
➡ punishment * * *
on remand
➡ prisons * * *
On the Road
a novel (1957) by Jack Kerouac. * * *
On the weekend
➡ weekends * * *
on time
➡ punctuality * * *
On Top of Old Smoky
a traditional US song which has been recorded by several performers. It begins: On top of old Smoky, All covered with snow, I lost my true lover, By a-courting too slow. * * *
on-again, off-again
/on"euh gen' awf"euh gen', of"-, awn"-/ being in force or inoperative by turns, esp. spasmodically and unpredictably: an on-again, off-again romance. Also, ...
on-again,off-again
on-a·gain, off-a·gain (ŏnʹə-gĕn' ôfʹə-gĕn', ŏf-, ônʹ-) adj. Informal Existing or continuing sporadically; intermittent or occasional: an on-again, off-again ...
on-air
/on"air", awn"-/, adj. broadcasting: an announcer with five years of on-air experience. [1970-75] * * *
on-board
/on"bawrd", -bohrd", awn"-/, adj. 1. provided, occurring, etc., on a vehicle: among the ship's many on-board services. 2. installed and functional within a vehicle: on-board ...
on-camera
/on"kam"euhr euh, -kam"reuh, awn"-/, adj., adv. within the range of a motion-picture or television camera; while being filmed or televised: on-camera blunders; The assassination ...
on-glide
/on"gluyd', awn"-/, n. Phonet. a transitional sound produced by the vocal organs in moving from an inactive position or a previous sound to the articulatory position necessary ...
on-limits
/on"lim"its, awn"-/, adj. open or not prohibited to certain persons, as military personnel: an on-limits area. * * *
on-line
/on"luyn", awn"-/, adj. 1. operating under the direct control of, or connected to, a main computer (opposed to off-line). 2. connected by computer to one or more other computers ...
on-line catalog
a bibliographic record of a library's holdings, available in machine-readable form. * * *
on-mike
/on"muyk", awn"-/, adj. projected by the microphone. * * *
on-peak
/on"peek", awn"-/, adj. peak (def. 17). [by analogy with OFF-PEAK] * * *
on-ramp
/on"ramp', awn"-/, n. an entrance lane for traffic from a street to a turnpike or freeway. Also, onramp. Cf. off-ramp. [by analogy with OFF-RAMP] * * *
on-record
/on"rek'euhrd, awn"-/, adj. 1. intended for publication, esp. as news: an on-record comment. 2. official or public: on-record policy. Also, on-the-record. * * *
on-screen
/on"skreen", awn"-/, adj. 1. occurring within a motion picture or television show or in an actor's professional life: a raucous on-screen personality that was at odds with his ...
on-seam
/on"seem', awn"-/, adj. inseam (def. 3). * * *
on-season
/on"see"zeuhn, awn"-/, adj. 1. being a time of year that is the busiest or most popular for a specific activity; in season: on-season airfares. adv. 2. in or during the busiest ...
on-site
/on"suyt', awn"-/, adj. accomplished or located at the site of a particular activity or concern: on-site medical treatment for accident victims. [1955-60] * * *
on-stream
adv. /on"streem", awn"-/; adj. /on"streem', awn"-/, adv. 1. in or into regular operation, esp. as part of a system, assembly line, or the like: When the new printing press goes ...
on-target
/on"tahr"git, awn"-/, adj. correct, accurate, or adhering closely to an anticipated outcome: an on-target forecast for the weekend weather. * * *
on-the-job
/on"dheuh job', awn"-/, adj. done, received, or happening while in actual performance of one's work: on-the-job training. [1935-40] * * *
on-the-record
/on"dheuh rek'euhrd, awn"-/, adj. on-record. * * *
on-the-scene
/on"dheuh seen', awn"-/, adj. being at the very place of occurrence: an on-the-scene newscast. * * *
on-the-spot
/on"dheuh spot', awn"-/, adj. done or occurring at the time or place in question: an on-the-spot recording. [1885-90] * * *
Ona
/oh"neuh/, n., pl. Onas, (esp. collectively) Ona for def. 1. 1. a member of a people of Tierra del Fuego. 2. a female given name. * * * ▪ people       South American ...
onager
/on"euh jeuhr/, n., pl. onagri /-gruy'/, onagers. 1. a wild ass, Equus hemionus, of southwestern Asia. 2. an ancient and medieval military catapult for throwing stones. [1300-50; ...
Onagraceae
▪ plant family       evening primrose family of flowering plants, belonging to the myrtle order (Myrtales), comprising 21 genera concentrated in the temperate region of ...
onagraceous
/on'euh gray"sheuhs/, adj. belonging to the Onagraceae, the evening primrose family of plants. Cf. evening primrose family. [1835-45; < NL Onagrace(ae) (Onagr(a) the type genus ( ...
onanism
—onanist, n. —onanistic, adj. /oh"neuh niz'euhm/, n. 1. withdrawal of the penis in sexual intercourse so that ejaculation takes place outside the vagina; coitus ...
onanist
See onanism. * * *
onanistic
See onanist. * * *
Onassis
/oh nas"is, oh nah"sis/, n. 1. Aristotle Socrates, 1906-75, Greek businessman, born in Turkey. 2. Jacqueline (Lee Bouvier Kennedy) /booh"vee ay'/, ("Jackie"), 1929-94, wife of ...
Onassis, Aristotle (Socrates)
born Jan. 20, 1906, Smyrna, Tur. died March 15, 1975, Neuilly-sur-Seine, near Paris, France Greek shipping magnate and international businessman. The son of a tobacco dealer, ...
Onassis, Aristotle Socrates
▪ Greek businessman born January 7 [January 20, New Style], 1906, Smyrna [now İzmir], Turkey died March 15, 1975, Neuilly-sur-Seine, near Paris, France  Greek shipping ...
Onassis, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy
▪ 1995       U.S. first lady (b. July 28, 1929, East Hampton, N.Y.—d. May 19, 1994, New York, N.Y.), redefined the role of first lady with her dignified elegance, ...
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy
orig. Jacqueline Bouvier born July 28, 1929, Southampton, N.Y., U.S. died May 19, 1994, New York, N.Y. U.S. first lady, socialite, and editor. After graduating from George ...
Onassis,Aristotle
O·nas·sis (ō-năsʹĭs, ō-näʹsĭs), Aristotle. 1906?-1975. Turkish-born Greek financier and shipping magnate who pioneered the use of oil supertankers. * * *
Onassis,Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy
Onassis, Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy. See Kennedy, Jacqueline Lee Bouvier. * * *
Oñate
/aw nyah"te/, n. Juan de /hwahn de/, 1550?-1624, Spanish explorer who colonized New Mexico. * * *
Oñate, Juan de
born 1550?, New Spain died 1630 Spanish conquistador. The son of wealthy parents in Zacatecas, New Spain, he married a granddaughter of Hernán Cortés. He received permission ...
Oñate,Juan de
O·ña·te (ō-nyäʹtĕ), Juan de. 1550?-1630?. Spanish explorer and conquistador. He claimed New Mexico for Spain in 1598 and served as its governor until 1607. * * *
onboard
onboard or on-board [än′bôrd′] adv., adj. ON BOARD (see phrase under BOARD) * * * on·board or on-board (ŏn-bôrdʹ, -bōrdʹ, ôn-) adj. Carried or used aboard a ...
once
/wuns/, adv. 1. at one time in the past; formerly: I was a farmer once; a once powerful nation. 2. a single time: We ate there just once. We go to a movie once a week. 3. even a ...
Once in Royal David’s City
the title and first line of a Christian hymn about the birth of Christ. It is often sung as a carol at Christmas. * * *
once-over
/wuns"oh'veuhr/, n. Informal. 1. a quick look, examination, or appraisal. 2. a quick, superficial job: He gave the car just a once-over with a rag. [1910-15, Amer.] * * *
once-over-lightly
/wuns"oh'veuhr luyt"lee/, n. Informal. a hasty or superficial treatment, look, examination, etc.; once-over: The maid gave the room the once-over-lightly. [1940-45] * * *
oncet
oncet (wŭnst) adv. Southern & South Midland U.S. Once.   [Variant of once.] * * *
onchocerciasis
/ong'koh seuhr kuy"euh sis/, n. Pathol. an infestation with filarial worms of the genus Onchocerca, common in tropical America and Africa, transmitted by black flies, and ...
oncidium
/on sid"ee euhm/, n. any of numerous tropical American orchids of the genus Oncidium, having clusters of flowers showing great variety in size, form, and color. Also called ...
onco-
a combining form meaning "tumor," "mass," used in the formation of compound words: oncogenic. [comb. form of Gk ónkos mass, bulk] * * *
oncogene
/ong"keuh jeen'/, n. Genetics. any gene that is a causative factor in the initiation of cancerous growth. [1965-70; ONCO- + GENE] * * * Gene that can cause cancer. It is a ...
oncogenesis
—oncogenic, oncogenetic /ong'keuh jeuh net"ik/, adj. /ong'keuh jen"euh sis/, n. the generation of tumors. [1930-35; ONCO- + -GENESIS] * * *
oncogenic
on·co·gen·ic (ŏn'kō-jĕnʹĭk, ŏng'-) adj. Tending to cause or give rise to tumors: an oncogenic virus.   [Greek onkos, mass, tumor; see oncology + ...
oncogenicity
/ong'keuh jeuh nis"i tee/, n. the capability of inducing tumor formation. [1940-45; ONCOGENIC + -ITY] * * *
oncologic
See oncological. * * *
oncological
See oncology. * * *
oncologist
See oncological. * * *
oncology
—oncologic /ong'keuh loj"ik/, oncological, adj. —oncologist, n. /ong kol"euh jee/, n. 1. the branch of medical science dealing with tumors, including the origin, development, ...
oncoming
/on"kum'ing, awn"-/, adj. 1. approaching; nearing: the oncoming train; the oncoming holiday season. 2. emerging: the oncoming generation of leaders. n. 3. approach; onset: the ...
oncornavirus
/ong kawr"neuh vuy'reuhs, -kawr'neuh vuy"-/, n., pl. oncornaviruses. Pathol. any of various RNA viruses that cause tumors in humans and other animals. Also, oncovirus ...
oncovirus
oncovirus [äŋ kôr΄nə vī′rəsäŋ′kə vī΄rəs] n. any of a group of retroviruses variously causing tumors, sarcomas, and leukemias: also oncornavirus [äŋ kôr΄nə ...
Ondaatje, (Philip) Michael
born Sept. 12, 1943, Colombo, Ceylon Sri Lankan-born Canadian novelist and poet. He immigrated to Montreal at age 19 and attended the University of Toronto and Queen's ...
Ondaatje, Michael
▪ Canadian writer in full  Philip Michael Ondaatje  born Sept. 12, 1943, Colombo, Ceylon [now Sri Lanka]       Canadian novelist and poet whose musical prose and ...
Ondangwa
▪ Namibia also spelled  Ondangua        settlement, northern Namibia, about 335 miles (540 km) north of Windhoek, the capital. In 1870, Onandjokue, near Ondangwa, ...
ondes martenot
▪ musical instrument also called  Ondes Musicales        (French: “musical waves”), electronic musical instrument demonstrated in 1928 in France by the inventor ...
Ondieki, Yobes
▪ 1994       Yobes Ondieki had not run 10,000 m on a track for 10 years when he started training for the event in February 1993. The reigning world champion at 5,000 m, ...
ondine
/on deen", awn-/; for 2 also Fr. /awonn deen"/, n. 1. undine. 2. (cap., italics) a play (1939) by Jean Giraudoux. 3. (cap., italics) a ballet (1958) choreographed by Frederick ...
onding
/on"ding/, n. Scot. the act of continued outpouring or falling; a continuing torrent, as of rain. [1770-80; ON + DING2] * * *
Ondo
▪ Nigeria       town, Ondo state, southwestern Nigeria, at the southern edge of the Yoruba Hills (elevation 940 feet [287 m]) and the intersection of roads from Ife, ...
ondograph
/on"deuh graf', -grahf'/, n. an instrument for graphically recording oscillatory variations, as in alternating currents. [ < F ondographe, equiv. to onde wave ( < L unda) + -o- ...
Öndörhaan
▪ Mongolia also spelled  Undur Khan,         town, eastern Mongolian People's Republic. Situated on the Kerulen River, 180 miles (290 km) east of Ulaanbaatar, the ...
one
/wun/, adj. 1. being or amounting to a single unit or individual or entire thing, item, or object rather than two or more; a single: one woman; one nation; one piece of cake. 2. ...
one another
each other. [1520-30] Usage. See each other. * * *
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
a US novel (1962) by Ken Kesey that became a successful Broadway play (1963) and film (1975). It is about a man with mental problems who tries to resist the harsh discipline of ...
One Foot in the Grave
➡ Meldrew. * * *
one old cat
/wun"euh kat'/, Games. a form of baseball in which there is a home plate and one other base, and in which a player remains at bat and scores runs by hitting the ball and running ...
One Thousand Guineas
➡ racing * * * ▪ horse race also spelled  1,000 Guineas        one of the five English Classic horse races, run over a straight mile (1.6 km) on the Rowley Mile ...
One Ton Cup
▪ yachting trophy       international racing trophy for sailing yachts of about one-ton displacement. From 1907 to 1955 the cup was the object of a major competition for ...
one up
1. having gained an advantage in some way that betokens success, esp. over rivals. 2. leading an opponent by one point or one scoring unit: The home team was one up on the ...
one-a-cat
/wun"euh kat"/, n. See one old cat. * * *
one-acter
/wun"ak"teuhr/, n. Informal. a short play consisting of one act. Also, one-act /wun"akt'/. [1890-95] * * *
one-armed bandit
/wun"ahrmd'/, Informal. See slot machine (def. 1). Also, onearm bandit. [1935-40, Amer.] * * *
one-armedbandit
one-armed bandit (wŭnʹärmd') n. A slot machine for gambling operated by pulling a lever on the side. * * *
one-bagger
/wun"bag"euhr/, n. Baseball Informal. single (def. 23). [1950-55] * * *
one-base hit
/wun"bays'/, Baseball. single (def. 23). [1905-10] * * *
one-basehit
one-base hit (wŭnʹbās') n. Baseball A base hit by which a batter can reach first base safely. * * *
one-day
➡ cricket * * *
one-day cricket
n [U] a version of cricket in which each team bats once, within a limited period, so that the match finishes in one day. One-day matches were introduced in the 1960s to try to ...
one-dimensional
/wun"di men"sheuh nl/, adj. 1. having one dimension only. 2. having no depth or scope: a novel with one-dimensional characters. [1880-85] * * *
one-eighty
/wun"ay"tee/, n., pl. one-eighties. Informal. a turn or reversal of 180 degrees. * * *
one-eyed
/wun"uyd'/, adj. 1. having but one eye. 2. Cards. being, of, pertaining to, or using a face card or cards on which the figure is shown in profile, such cards being the jack of ...
one-handed
/wun"han"did/, adj. 1. having or using only one hand: The left fielder made a one-handed catch of the fly ball. adv. 2. with one hand: to drive one-handed. [1400-50; late ME] * * ...
one-horse
/wun"hawrs", -hohrs"/, adj. 1. using or having only a single horse: a one-horse carriage. 2. small and unimportant; limited: a one-horse town. [1740-50] * * *
one-horse shay
▪ carriage also called  cheer (for chair) , or  whisky (because its light weight enabled it to whisk about)        open two-wheeled vehicle that was the American ...
one-legged
/wun"legd", -leg"id/, adj. 1. having only one leg. 2. one-sided, as an argument or point of view. 3. ineffectual because certain basic elements, measures, etc., are lacking: ...
one-liner
/wun"luy"neuhr/, n. a brief joke or amusing remark. [1965-70, Amer.; one line + -ER1] * * *
one-lung
/wun"lung'/, adj. 1. having or equipped with only one lung. 2. Slang. (of an engine, automobile, etc.) having only one cylinder. Also, one-lunged. * * *
one-lunger
/wun"lung"euhr/, n. Slang. a one-cylinder internal-combustion engine. [1905-10; one lung + -ER1] * * *
one-man
/wun"man'/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to, or operated, performed, or used by one person: a one-man office; a one-man band. 2. preferring or seeking romantic involvement with one ...
one-many
/wun"men"ee/; usually read as /wun"teuh men"ee/, adj. Logic, Math. (of a relation) having the property that an element may be assigned to several elements but that given an ...
one-night stand
/wun"nuyt'/ 1. a single performance in one locale, as by a touring theatrical company, before moving on to the next engagement. 2. a place where such a performance is given. 3. ...
one-nighter
/wun"nuy"teuhr/, n. See one-night stand. [1920-25] * * *
one-nightstand
one-night stand (wŭnʹnīt') n. 1. a. A performance by a traveling musical or dramatic performer or group in one place on one night only. b. The place at which such a ...
one-note
/wun"noht'/, adj. lacking in variety; monotonous. * * *
one-off
Chiefly Brit. adj. 1. done, occurring, or made only once; one-shot. n. 2. something occurring, done, or made only once. [1935-40] * * *
one-on-one
/wun"on wun", -awn-/, adj. 1. consisting of or involving direct individual competition, confrontation, or communication; person-to-person: a one-on-one discussion. adv. 2. in ...
one-one
/wun"wun"/; usually read as /wun"teuh wun"/, adj. one-to-one (def. 1). * * *
one-person
one-per·son (wŭnʹpûr'sən) adj. 1. Consisting of a single person. 2. Designed for or restricted to one person. * * *
one-piece
/wun"pees'/, adj. 1. complete in one piece, as a garment: a one-piece snowsuit. n. 2. Also called one-piecer. a one-piece garment. [1875-80] * * *
one-point perspective
/wun"poynt'/. See under linear perspective. * * *
one-reeler
/wun"ree"leuhr/, n. a motion picture, esp. a cartoon or comedy, of 10 to 12 minutes' duration and contained on one reel of film: popular esp. in the era of silent ...
one-shot
/wun"shot'/, n. Also, one shot. 1. a magazine, brochure, or the like that is published only one time, with no subsequent issues intended, usually containing articles and ...
one-sided
—one-sidedly, adv. —one-sidedness, n. /wun"suy"did/, adj. 1. considering but one side of a matter or question; partial or unfair: a one-sided judgment. 2. with one party, ...
one-sidedly
See one-sided. * * *
one-sidedness
See one-sidedly. * * *
one-size-fits-all
one-size-fits-all (wŭnʹsīz-fĭts-ôlʹ) adj. 1. Relating to or being a garment or covering designed to accommodate a wide range of sizes. 2. Informal. Appealing or answering ...
one-spot
/wun"spot'/, n. the upward face of a die bearing one pip or a domino one half of which bears one pip. * * *
one-star
/wun"stahr"/, adj. of or being a brigadier general, as indicated by one star on an insignia. * * *
one-step
/wun"step'/, n. 1. a round dance performed by couples to ragtime. 2. a piece of music for this dance. v.i. 3. to dance the one-step. [1910-15] * * *
one-stop
/wun"stop'/, adj. that can be accomplished in one stop: a store offering one-stop shopping. [1930-35, Amer.] * * *
one-suiter
/wun"sooh"teuhr/, n. a piece of luggage designed to hold one suit and other smaller items, as underwear or socks. Also called single-suiter. [1960-65, Amer.; one suit + -ER1] * * ...
one-time
/wun"tuym'/, adj. 1. having been as specified at one time; former: my one-time partners. 2. occurring, done, or accomplished only once: his one-time try at elective office. Also, ...
one-timer
See one-time. * * *
one-to-one
/wun"teuh wun"/, adj. 1. Also, one-one. (of the relationship between two or more groups of things) corresponding element by element. 2. one-on-one. [1870-75] * * *
one-track
/wun"trak'/, adj. 1. having only one track. 2. unable or unwilling to cope with more than one idea, action, etc., at a time; narrow: a one-track mind. [1925-30] * * *
one-two
/wun"tooh"/, n. 1. Also called one-two punch. Boxing. a left-hand jab immediately followed by a right cross. 2. Informal. any strong or effective combination of two people or ...
one-two (punch)
one-two (punch) or one-two [wun′to͞o′punch] n. 1. Boxing a sequence of two quick punches, esp. a jab with the left hand followed at once by a hard blow with the right 2. any ...
one-twopunch
one-two punch n. 1. A combination of two blows delivered in rapid succession in boxing, especially a left lead followed by a right cross. 2. Informal. An especially forceful or ...
one-up
/wun"up"/, v.t., one-upped, one-upping. to get the better of; succeed in being a point, move, step, etc., ahead of (someone): They one-upped the competition. [1960-65] * * *
one-upmanship
/wun"up"meuhn ship'/, n. the art or practice of achieving, demonstrating, or assuming superiority in one's rivalry with a friend or opponent by obtaining privilege, status, ...
one-way
/wun"way"/, adj. 1. moving, or allowing movement in one direction only: a one-way street. 2. valid for travel in one direction only: a one-way ticket. Cf. round trip. 3. without ...
one-waymirror
one-way mirror n. A mirror that is reflective on one side and transparent on the other, often used in surveillance. Also called two-way mirror. * * *
one-woman
/wun"woom'euhn/, adj. 1. used, operated, performed, etc., by one woman: a one-woman show. 2. preferring or seeking romantic involvement with one woman only: a one-woman ...
one-worlder
/wun"werrl"deuhr/, n. 1. a person who supports or believes in any of various movements to establish a world government or a federation of nations stronger than any individual ...
oneanother
one another pron. Used to indicate a reciprocal relationship or reciprocal actions among the members of the set referred to by the antecedent, often with the implication that the ...
onefold
/wun"fohld'/, adj. whole; complete. [1425-75; late ME. See ONE, -FOLD] * * *
Oneg Shabbat
/oh"neg shah baht"/, Hebrew. a Jewish celebration in honor of the Sabbath that takes place on Friday evening or Saturday afternoon and usually includes a program of songs, a ...
Onega
/oh neg"euh/; Russ. /u nye"geuh/, n. 1. Lake, a lake in the NW Russian Federation in Europe: second largest lake in Europe. 3764 sq. mi. (9750 sq. km). 2. a river in the NW ...
Onega Bay
a bay in the NW Russian Federation in Europe, at the SW end of the White Sea. 100 mi. (160 km) long. * * *
Onega, Lake
Lake, northwestern Russia. Located between Lake Ladoga and the White Sea, it is the second-largest lake in Europe. It has an area of 3,753 sq mi (9,720 sq km) and is 154 mi (248 ...
Onega,Lake
O·ne·ga (ō-nēʹgə, ə-nyĕʹ-), Lake A lake of northwest Russia northeast of St. Petersburg between Lake Ladoga and the White Sea. It remains frozen from November to ...
OnegaBay
Onega Bay An arm of the White Sea in northwest Russia. It receives the Onega River, about 418 km (260 mi) long. * * *
Oneida
/oh nuy"deuh/, n., pl. Oneidas, (esp. collectively) Oneida for 1. 1. a member of an Iroquois people formerly inhabiting the region east of Oneida Lake. 2. the Iroquoian language ...
Oneida Community
a society of religious perfectionists established by John Humphrey Noyes, in 1848 at Oneida, N.Y., on the theory that sin can be eliminated through social reform: dissolved and ...
Oneida Lake
a lake in central New York. 20 mi. (32 km) long; 5 mi. (8 km) wide. * * *
OneidaLake
Oneida Lake A lake of central New York northeast of Syracuse. It is part of the New York State Barge Canal system. * * *
oneiric
/oh nuy"rik/, adj. of or pertaining to dreams. [1855-60; < Gk óneir(os) dream + -IC] * * *
oneirocritic
—oneirocritical, adj. —oneirocritically, adv. /oh nuy'reuh krit"ik/, n. an interpreter of dreams. [1605-15; < Gk oneirokritikós pertaining to the interpretation of dreams, ...
oneirocriticism
/oh nuy'reuh krit"euh siz'euhm/, n. the art of interpreting dreams. [1605-15; ONEIROCRITIC + -ISM] * * *
oneiromancer
See oneiromancy. * * *
oneiromancy
—oneiromancer, n. /oh nuy"reuh man'see/, n. divination through dreams. [1645-55; < Gk óneiro(s) dream + -MANCY] * * * ▪ occult practice       prophetic divination ...
oneness
/wun"nis/, n. 1. the quality of being one; singleness. 2. uniqueness. 3. sameness; identity. 4. unity of thought, feeling, belief, aim, etc.; agreement; concord. 5. a strong ...
Oneonta
/oh'nee on"teuh/, n. a city in E central New York. 14,933. * * * ▪ New York, United States       city, Otsego county, east-central New York, U.S. It lies in the ...
onerous
—onerously, adv. —onerousness, onerosity /oh'neuh ros"i tee/, n. /on"euhr euhs, oh"neuhr-/, adj. 1. burdensome, oppressive, or troublesome; causing hardship: onerous ...
onerously
See onerous. * * *
onerousness
See onerously. * * *
oneself
/wun self", wunz-/, pron. 1. a person's self (used for emphasis or reflexively): One often hurts oneself accidentally. 2. be oneself, a. to be in one's normal state of mind or ...
Oneşti
▪ Romania formerly  Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej,         city, Bacău judeţ (county), eastern Romania. The city was developed as a planned new town, begun in 1953 on ...
Onetti
/oh net"ee/; Sp. /aw ne"tee/, n. Juan Carlos /wahn kahr"lohs, -leuhs/; Sp. /hwahn kahrdd"laws/, 1909-94, Uruguayan novelist and short-story writer. * * *
Onetti, Juan Carlos
▪ 1995       Uruguayan-born novelist (b. July 1, 1909, Montevideo, Uruguay—d. May 30, 1994, Madrid, Spain), chronicled human struggles with alienation and hopelessness ...
ONF
Old North French. * * *
ONFr.
Old North French. * * *
Ongania, Juan Carlos
▪ 1996       Argentine general and politician (b. March 17, 1914, Buenos Aires, Arg.—d. June 8, 1995, Buenos Aires), served (1966-70) as president of Argentina during ...
ongh-
See nogh-. * * *
ongoing
/on"goh'ing, awn"-/, adj. continuing without termination or interruption: ongoing research projects. [1855-60; ON + GOING, after the v. phrase go on] Syn. proceeding, ...
ONI
Office of Naval Intelligence. * * * ▪ Japanese mythology       in Japanese folklore, a type of demonic creature often of giant size, great strength, and fearful ...
Ōnin War
(1467–77) Civil war in central Japan that destroyed the remnants of central governmental authority and led to a century of warfare. The conflict sprang from a succession ...
oniomania
—oniomaniac /oh'nee euh may"nee ak'/, n. /oh'nee euh may"nee euh, -mayn"yeuh/, n. an uncontrollable desire to buy things. [ < NL < Gk óni(os) for sale (deriv. of ônos price) ...
onion
—onionlike, adj. —oniony, adj. /un"yeuhn/, n. 1. a plant, Allium cepa, of the amaryllis family, having an edible, succulent, pungent bulb. 2. any of certain similar ...
onion dome
Archit. a bulbous, domelike roof ending in a sharp point, characteristically used in Russian Orthodox church architecture to cover cupolas or towers. [1955-60] * * *
onion rings
Cookery. rings of sliced onion, dipped in batter and deep-fried. [1950-55] * * *
oniondome
onion dome n. A pointed bulbous domelike roof, used especially in parts of Russia and eastern Europe. * * *
Onions
/un"yeuhnz/, n. Charles Talbut /tawl"beuht, tal"-/, 1873-1965, English lexicographer and philologist. * * *
Onions, Oliver
▪ British author in full  George Oliver Onions   born 1873, Bradford, Yorkshire, Eng. died April 9, 1961, Aberystwyth, Wales       novelist and short-story writer ...

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