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Tzu Hsi (tso͞oʹ shēʹ), 1835-1908. The dowager empress of China (1861-1908) who was hostile to foreign influences in China and supported the Boxer Rebellion (1898-1900). * * *
Chin. /dzu"goong"/, n. Wade-Giles. Zigong. * * *
Chin. /dzu"baw"/, n. Wade-Giles. Zibo. * * *
tzu·ris (tso͝orʹĭs, tsûrʹ-) n. Variant of tsuris. * * *
▪ people also spelled  Zutuhil, or Tzutuhil,         Mayan Indians of the midwestern highlands of Guatemala. The Tzutujil language is closely related to those of the ...
▪ Denmark       city, southwestern Jutland, Denmark, southwest of Åbenrå. Founded in the 13th century and chartered in 1243, it was a prosperous seaport in the Middle ...
▪ Norway       town, southeastern Norway, at the head of Tønsbergfjorden. Considered to be the oldest town in Norway, Tønsberg was founded c. AD 871 and became an ...
To be(come) dark, shaded; *t̞ill-, shade, shadow. tallith, from Mishnaic Hebrew ṭallît, cover, shawl, from ṭillēl, to cover, from Aramaic ṭallel, to cover, denominative ...
/yooh/, pronoun. Pron. Spelling. you: Shoes Fixed While U Wait. /yooh/, adj. Informal. characteristic of or appropriate to the upper class, esp. of Great Britain. [u(pper ...
U bolt
a bar of iron bent into the shape of a U, fitted with a screw thread and nut at each end. [1880-85] * * *
U Geminorum star
▪ astronomy       any of a class of irregular variable stars that display sudden increases in brightness so great that they are sometimes called dwarf novae. Some have ...
U Nu
/ooh" nooh"/. See Nu, U. * * *
u quark
Physics. See up quark. [1975-80] * * *
U Thant
/ooh" thant", thont"/. 1909-74, Burmese statesman: secretary-general of the United Nations 1962-71. * * *
U Thong style
▪ Thai religious sculpture       one of the canonical styles for Buddha icons developed in Thailand (Siam) in the southern capital of Ayutthaya, beginning in the 14th ...
U, u
/yooh/, n., pl. U's or Us, u's or us. 1. the 21st letter of the English alphabet, a vowel. 2. any spoken sound represented by the letter U or u, as in music, rule, curious, put, ...
▪ United States aircraft       single-seat, U.S. high-altitude jet reconnaissance and research aircraft. A prototype flew in 1955. On May 1, 1960, a U-2 was shot down ...
U-2 Affair
(1960) Confrontation between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. On May 1, 1960, the Soviet Union shot down a U.S. U-2 reconnaissance plane and called the flight an "aggressive act." ...
U-2 incident
an incident in May 1960 when a US U-2 spy plane (= aircraft that takes secret photographs of enemy places) was shot down over the USSR. The pilot Gary Powers survived. The ...
Chem. See uranium 235. Also, U 235. * * *
Chem. See uranium 238. Also, U 238. * * *
Chem. See uranium 239. Also, U 239. * * *
/yooh"boht'/, n. a German submarine. [1910-15; < G U-Boot, short for Unterseeboot lit., undersea boat] * * * German Unterseeboot ("undersea boat") German submarine. The first ...
U-bolt (yo͞oʹbōlt') PhotoDisc, Inc. n. A bolt shaped like the letter U, fitted with threads and a nut at each end. * * *
U-joint [yo͞o′joint΄] n. short for UNIVERSAL JOINT * * *
/yooh"shaypt'/, adj. being in the form of a U. [1835-45] * * *
/yooh"terrn'/, n. 1. a U-shaped turn made by a vehicle so as to head in the opposite direction from its original course. 2. a reversal of policy, tactics, or the like, resembling ...
/yooh"val'yooh/, n. a measure of the flow of heat through an insulating or building material: the lower the U-value, the better the insulating ability. Cf. R-value. [1945-50; U, ...
1. uncle. 2. and. [ < G und] 3. uniform. 4. union. 5. unit. 6. united. 7. university. 8. unsatisfactory. 9. upper. * * *
1. and. [ < G und] 2. uniform. 3. unit. 4. unsatisfactory. 5. upper. * * *
u. & l.c.
Print. upper and lower case. * * *
U. of S. Afr.
Union of South Africa. * * *
See United Arab Emirates. Also, UAE. * * *
See United Arab Republic. * * *
United Brethren. * * *
1. Upper Canada. 2. under construction. 3. undercover. * * *
1. Music. una corda. 2. Print. upper case. * * *
United Confederate Veterans. * * *
United Daughters of the Confederacy. * * *
United Free Church (of Scotland). * * *
ut infra. * * *
United Kingdom. * * *
See Upper Peninsula. * * *
United Packinghouse Workers of America. * * *
(as used in expressions) National Guard U.S. U.S. News & World Report Virgin Islands of the U.S. U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST * * *
1. Uncle Sam. 2. United Service. 3. See United States. * * *
1. where mentioned above. [ < L ubi supra] 2. as above: a formula in judicial acts, directing that what precedes be reviewed. [ < L ut supra] * * *
U.S. 2002 Midterm Elections
▪ 2003       The 2002 midterm elections proved that no generality in American politics was absolute. Although a first-term president's party had not gained ground in ...
U.S. 2006 Midterm Elections
▪ 2007       In a stinging rebuke to Pres. George W. Bush and his party, voters swung decisively to Democrats in 2006 U.S. congressional and state elections. The ...
U.S. Census of 2000
▪ 2002 by Eric Schmitt       The 2000 census of the United States revealed a nation that had become ethnically and racially more diverse as cities and suburbs filled with ...
U.S. Corporate Bond Yields, Table
▪ Table Yield (%) Yield (%) Month 1994 1993 Month ...
U.S. Corporate Bond Yields, Table 1
▪ Table Yield (%) Yield (%) Month 1993 1992 1993 1992 January 7.91 8.20 July ...
U.S. Election of 2000
▪ 2001 by David C. Beckwith The U.S.'s tumultuous experiment with democracy over two centuries has produced a colourful record of conflict and decision, but the presidential ...
U.S. Election of 2004
▪ 2005 by David C. Beckwith       When a U.S. president seeks reelection, the outcome is usually decisive. A consensus emerges on whether the incumbent deserves to be ...
U.S. Election of 2008
▪ 2009 by David C. Beckwith In a national election laden with historical significance, Barack Hussein Obama (Obama, Barack ) captured a decisive majority in the 2008 ...
U.S. Government Long-Term Bond Yields, Table
▪ Table Yield (%) Yield (%) Month 1993 1992 Month 1993 1992 January 7.17 7.48 July ...
U.S. Government Long-Term Bond Yields, Table 1
▪ Table Yield (%) Yield (%) Month 1994 1993 Month ...
U.S. Grant: Letters to W.T. Sherman
▪ Primary Source              April 4, 1864       General: It is my design, if the enemy keep quiet and allow me to take the initiative in the spring ...
U.S. Gun-Control Debate: A Critical Look
▪ 2001 by Iain Murray       In 2000—a year that witnessed the antigun Million Mom March in Washington, D.C., as well as surging membership in the pro-gun National Rifle ...
U.S. Joint Operations Plan for Operation Overlord
▪ Primary Source       Headquarters First U.S. Army Group       Like the plan for establishing the Normandy lodgment area (First U.S. Army Operations Plan ...
U.S. News & World Report
Weekly newsmagazine published in Washington, D.C. U.S. News was founded in 1933 by David Lawrence (1888–1973) to cover important domestic events; he founded World Report in ...
U.S. Operations Plan Neptune
▪ Primary Source       The “Neptune” Initial Joint Plan, presented in early February 1944 by the joint commanders of the Allied expeditionary forces charged with ...
U.S. postal codes
▪ Table U.S. postal codes AK Alaska AL Alabama AR Arkansas AZ Arizona CA California CO Colorado CT Connecticut DC District of ...
U.S. presidential election results
▪ Table U.S. presidential election results year candidate political party electoral votes1 popular votes2 popular percentage3 1789 George Washington (Washington, ...
U.S. Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) Championship
▪ Table U.S. Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) Championship year winner* 1916 J. Barnes 1917–18 not held 1919 J. Barnes 1920 J. Hutchison 1921 W. Hagen 1922 G. ...
Nutrition. United States recommended daily allowance: the daily amount of a protein, vitamin, or mineral that the FDA has established as sufficient to maintain the nutritional ...
U.S. Soil Taxonomy
▪ Table U.S. Soil Taxonomy soil order defining characteristics name derivation percent of Earth's land area* Alfisol moderate leaching; B horizon enriched in clay; humid ...
U.S. Stock Market Prices, Table
▪ Table Public Transportation utilities Industrials Composite ...
U.S. Stock Market Prices, Table 1
▪ Table Public Transportation utilities ...
U.S. Trade Balance with Major Trading Partners
▪ Table (in $000,000)   European Union -76,088 China -95,829 Japan -67,408 Canada -49,329 Mexico -36,075 Africa -10,550 Rest of world -107,688   World ...
1. Union of South Africa. 2. United States of America. 3. United States Army. a trilogy of novels (1939) by John Dos Passos, consisting of The 42nd Parallel, 1919, and The Big ...
United States Air Force. Also, USAF. * * *
United States Air Force Reserve. Also, USAFR. * * *
1. United States Code. 2. United States of Colombia. Also, USC. * * *
U.S.C. Supp.
Law. United States Code Supplement. * * *
United States Coast and Geodetic Survey. * * *
United States Code Annotated. Also, USCA. * * *
United States Golf Association. Also, USGA. * * *
United States Lawn Tennis Association. Also, USLTA. * * *
United States Military Academy. Also, USMA. * * *
United States Pharmacopeia. Also, U.S. Pharm. * * *
1. United States Senate. 2. United States Service. 3. United States Ship. 4. United States Steamer. 5. United States Steamship. Also, USS. * * *
United States Shipping Board. Also, USSB. * * *
United States Supreme Court. * * *
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Also, USSR. * * *
United States Steamship. Also, USSS. * * *
United States Volunteers. Also, USV. * * *
United Textile Workers of America. Also, UTWA. * * *
under deed. * * *
under trust. * * *
under will. * * *
underwriter. Also, u/w. * * *
an Irish pop group formed in Dublin in 1977. Their successful albums include Boy (1980), The Joshua Tree (1987), Achtung Baby (1991), Pop (1997) and All That You Can’t Leave ...
➡ University of the Third Age. * * *
➡ United Artists. * * *
ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono
/ooh"ah mah"oo kay ay"ah oh kah ah"ee nah' ee kah poh"noh/, Hawaiian. the life of the land is maintained by righteousness: motto of Hawaii. * * *
UAE abbrev. United Arab Emirates * * * UAE abbr. United Arab Emirates. * * *
/wah kahr"ee/, n., pl. uakaris. any of several medium-sized, tree-dwelling Amazon basin monkeys of the genus Cacajao, the only New World monkeys having a short tail: all are now ...
underwater-to-air missile. * * *
UAR abbr. United Arab Republic. * * *
Uau·pés (wou-pĕsʹ) In its upper course called Vau·pés (vou-pāsʹ, -pĕsʹ). A river of northwest South America rising in south-central Colombia and flowing about 805 km ...
United Automobile Workers (full name: International Union of United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America). Also, U.A.W. * * *
Ancient Maya ruins, north-central Guatemala. One of the oldest known centres of Maya civilization, it was occupied in the 1st millennium BC; by с 300 BC–с AD 100 a number of ...
/yooh bang"gee, ooh bahng"-/, n. 1. French, Oubangi. a river in W central Africa, forming part of the boundary between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Central ...
Ubangi River
River, central Africa. Formed by the Bomu River and the Uele River on the northern border of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, it flows west and south, forming part of the ...
/yooh bang"gee shahr"ee, ooh bahng"-/, n. former name of the Central African Republic. French, Oubangi-Chari. * * *
Ubayd, Tall al-ʿ
▪ archaeological site, Iraq also spelled  Tell el-Ubaid   ancient site that gave its name to a prehistoric cultural period, the Ubaid, in Mesopotamia; it is located near ...
Ubayyiḍ, al-
▪ The Sudan also spelled  el-Obeid        town, central Sudan (Sudan, The). It lies on a sandy, scrub-covered plateau at an elevation of 1,869 feet (570 metres). ...
/ooh"bee/; Japn. /oo be"/, n. a seaport on SW Honshu, in SW Japan. 168,960. * * * ▪ Japan       city, Yamaguchi ken (prefecture), Honshu, Japan, on the Inland Sea. ...
▪ Spain       city, Jaén provincia (province), in the comunidad autónoma (autonomous community) of Andalusia, southern Spain. Úbeda lies northeast of the city of ...
über alles
über alles [ü΄bər ä′les] n. 〚Ger〛 [also in roman type] above all else * * *
Uber Cup
▪ sports trophy       trophy representing the women's world championship in the sport of badminton. The cup was contributed by Mrs. H.S. Uber, former English champion, ...
Uber Cup (women)
▪ Table Uber Cup (women) year winner runner-up 1956–57 United States 1959–60 United States 1962–63 United ...
über- prefix [also in italics] SUPER- (sense 3b) [überachiever] * * *
/ooh'bi rddah"bah/, n. a city in E Brazil. 199,000. * * * ▪ Brazil       city, western Minas Gerais estado (state), southern Brazil. It is located in the highlands at ...
/ooh'birdd lahonn"dyah/, n. a city in E Brazil. 241,000. * * * ▪ Brazil       city, western Minas Gerais estado (state), southern Brazil. It lies along the Bom Jardim ...
/yuu"beuhrdd mensh'/, n., pl. Übermenschen /-men'sheuhn/. German. superman (def. 2). * * *
Uberti, Farinata degli
▪ Italian noble died Nov. 11, 1264       Florentine nobleman who became the leader of the Florentine Ghibellines, the proimperial party. According to Dante (Inferno, ...
ubi sunt
/ooh"bee soont"/ a poetic motif emphasizing the transitory nature of youth, life, and beauty, found esp. in medieval Latin poems. [1910-15; < ML Ubi sunt (qui ante nos fuerunt?) ...
ubi supra
/ooh"bee sooh"prddah/; Eng. /yooh"buy sooh"preuh, -bee/, Latin. See u.s. (def. 1). * * *
Ubico (Castañeda), Jorge
▪ president of Guatemala byname  Tata (Spanish: “Daddy”)   born Nov. 10, 1878, Guatemala City died June 14, 1946, New Orleans, La., U.S.       soldier and ...
/yooh buy"i tee/, n. the property of having a definite location at any given time; state of existing and being localized in space. [1665-75; < L ubi where? + -ety, var. (after ...
/oo bee"kwe/; Eng. /yooh buy"kwee, -bee"kway/, adv. Latin. everywhere. * * *
u·bi·qui·none (yo͞o'bĭ-kwĭ-nōnʹ, -kĭnʹōn) n. A quinone compound that serves as an electron carrier between flavoproteins and in cellular respiration.   [Latin ...
—Ubiquitarianism, n. /yooh bik'wi tair"ee euhn/, Theol. adj. 1. of or pertaining to the doctrine, esp. as advocated by Luther, that the body of Christ is omnipresent and ...
/yooh bik"wi tin/, n. a small protein, present in all eukaryotic cells, that participates in the destruction of defective proteins and in the synthesis of new proteins. [1985-90; ...
—ubiquitously, adv. —ubiquitousness, n. /yooh bik"wi teuhs/, adj. existing or being everywhere, esp. at the same time; omnipresent: ubiquitous fog; ubiquitous little ...
See ubiquitous. * * *
See ubiquitously. * * *
/yooh bik"wi tee/, n. 1. the state or capacity of being everywhere, esp. at the same time; omnipresence: the ubiquity of magical beliefs. 2. (cap.) Theol. the omnipresence of God ...
Ubon Ratchathani
▪ Thailand       town, eastern Thailand, on the Khorat Plateau. It lies near the confluence of the Mun and Chi Rivers and is a major trading centre for rice, cattle, and ...
▪ bank, Switzerland abbreviation of  United Bank of Switzerland AG        major bank formed in 1998 by the merger of two of Switzerland's largest banks, the Swiss ...
UBV system
▪ astronomy       system of classifying stars by spectral type, based on photometric measurements of the ultraviolet (U), blue (B), and visual (V [yellow]) magnitudes. ...
UBV photometry (yo͞o'bē-vēʹ) n. Photometry used to obtain stellar magnitudes by comparing observed magnitudes to a standard sequence of stars.   [ultraviolet + blue + ...
uc abbrev. Printing upper case * * * uc also UC abbr. uppercase. * * *
➡ Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. * * *
(in full the Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians) a British trade union for workers in the building trades, formed by joining several other trade unions in ...
/ooh'kah yah"lee/, n. a river in W South America, flowing N from E Peru and joining the Marañón to form the Amazon. 1200 mi. (1930 km) long. * * *
Ucayali River
River, central and northern Peru. The chief headstream of the Amazon River, it is formed by the junction of the Apurímac and Urubamba rivers. It then meanders north to unite ...
UCC abbrev. 1. Uniform Commercial Code 2. United Church of Christ * * *
/ooh chel"oh/; It. /ooht chel"law/, n. Paolo /pah"aw law/, (Paolo di Dono), 1397-1475, Italian painter. * * *
Uccello, Paolo
orig. Paolo di Dono born 1397, Pratovecchio, near Florence died Dec. 10, 1475, Florence Italian painter. Though apprenticed to the sculptor Lorenzo Ghiberti, he is not known ...
Uc·cel·lo (o͞o-chĕlʹlō), Paolo. Originally Paolo di Dono. 1397-1475. Italian painter of the Florentine school known for his experimentation with perspective. His works ...
Uc·cle (o͞okʹlə, üʹklə) A city of central Belgium, a manufacturing suburb of Brussels. Population: 75,675. * * *
➡ University College Hospital. * * *
Uchida, Shungiku
▪ 1995       In Japan, as elsewhere, success was part luck, part talent, and part hard work. For singer, dancer, author, and cartoonist Shungiku Uchida, it also included ...
Uchimura Kanzō
▪ Japanese religious philosopher and writer born May 2, 1861, Edo [now Tokyo], Japan died March 28, 1930, Tokyo  Japanese Christian who was an important formative influence ...
Ucicky, Gustav
▪ Austrian director original name  Gustav Klimt  born July 6, 1899, Vienna, Austria died April 26, 1961, Hamburg, West Germany       Austrian film director known for ...
Ucko, Peter John
▪ 2008       British archaeologist born July 27, 1938, London, Eng. died June 14, 2007, London brought about a revolution in the way that archaeological study was ...
➡ University College, London. * * *
(in full the University of California at Los Angeles) the largest of the eight branches of the University of California. It was established in 1919 and in 2001 had about 37 000 ...
UCMJ abbr. Uniform Code of Military Justice. * * *
See Uniform Crime Report. * * *
UCS abbr. universal character set. * * *
Seeud-. * * *
Also ūd-. Up, out. Derivatives include utmost, carouse, outlaw, but, and hubris. 1. a. out; utmost, from Old English ūt, out; b. carouse; auslander, from Old High German ūz, ...
➡ Ulster Defence Association. * * * ▪ emperor of Japan in full  Uda Tennō,  personal name  Sadami  born June 10, 867, Kyōto, Japan died Sept. 3, 931, ...
/yooh"dag/, n. a U.S. government program providing federal funds to local governments or private investors for urban redevelopment projects. [U(rban) D(evelopment) A(ction) ...
/ooh duy"poor, ooh"duy poor'/, n. 1. a city in S Rajasthan, in NW India. 162,934. 2. Also called Mewar. a former state in NW India: merged into Rajasthan state 1948. * * * ▪ ...
/yooh"dawl/ or, for 1, /yoohd"l/, n. 1. Also called Uvedale. Nicholas, 1505-56, English translator and playwright, esp. of comedy. 2. Stewart Lee, born 1920, U.S. politician: ...
Udall, Morris King
▪ 1999       American politician (b. June 15, 1922, St. John's, Ariz.—d. Dec. 12, 1998, Washington, D.C.), was a liberal Democrat who served in the U.S. House of ...
Udall, Nicholas
born December 1505?, Southampton, Hampshire, Eng. died December 1556, Westminster English playwright, translator, and schoolmaster. The headmaster of Eton College from 1534 and ...
▪ religious movement Punjabi“Detached Ones”       monastic followers of Srichand (1494–1612?), the elder son of Nanak (Nānak) (1469–1539), the first Guru ...
▪ India  village and archaeological site, south-central Orissa state, eastern India. In the village are located several Jaina and Buddhist rock-cut caves. One of these is a ...
▪ Hindu logician flourished 10th century, near Darbhanga, modern Bihār state, India       Hindu logician who attempted to reconcile the views held by the two major ...
UDC abbr. universal decimal system. * * *
/ud"euhr/, n. a mamma or mammary gland, esp. when baggy and with more than one teat, as in cows. [bef. 1000; ME uddre, OE uder; c. G Euter, L uber, Gk oûthar, Skt údhar] * * *
▪ India also spelled  Uthagamandalam , formerly  Ootacamund , also called  Ooty        town, western Tamil Nadu (Tamil Nādu) state, southern India. It is ...
▪ India       town in Jammu and Kashmir state, northern India, in the Kashmir region of the Indian subcontinent. It is situated at an elevation of 2,500 feet (760 ...
Udi-Nsukka Plateau
▪ plateau, Nigeria       pair of plateaus in south-central Nigeria that form a nearly continuous elevated area. The Nsukka Plateau, which forms the main eastward-facing ...
/ooh"dee ne/, n. a city in NE Italy. 103,504. * * * ▪ Italy       city, Friuli–Venezia Giulia regione, northeastern Italy. It lies northwest of Trieste, near the ...
(in full the Union of Democratic Mineworkers) a British trade union for coal miners. It was formed in 1985 as a protest against the actions of the NUM, which had failed to hold ...
/ood moort"/; Russ. /oohd moohrddt"/, n., pl. Udmurts, (esp. collectively) Udmurt for 1. 1. a member of a Uralic people living in the Udmurt Autonomous Republic and adjacent ...
Udmurt Autonomous Republic
/ood moort"/ an autonomous republic in the Russian Federation in Europe. 1,609,000; 16,250 sq. mi. (42,088 sq. km). Cap.: Izhevsk. * * *
▪ republic, Russia       republic in west-central Russia. It lies partly in the basin of the middle Kama River, which flows along part of its southeastern boundary. The ...
/ooh"doh/, n., pl. udos. a plant, Aralia cordata, of the ginseng family, cultivated, esp. in Japan and China, for its edible shoots. [ < Japn] * * *
u·dom·e·ter (yo͞o-dŏmʹĭ-tər) n. See rain gauge.   [Latin ūdus, wet (contraction of ūvidus) + -meter.] * * *
u·don (o͞oʹdŏn') n. A thick Japanese noodle made with wheat flour, usually served in soup or broth.   [Japanese, wheat noodle.] * * *
Udon Thani
/ooh"dawn" tah"nee"/ a city in NE Thailand. 36,088. * * * ▪ Thailand       town, northeastern Thailand, near the northern (Laotian) border. Udon Thani is the major town ...
➡ Ulster Defence Regiment. * * *
▪ musical instrument also spelled  Oud,         stringed musical instrument prominent in medieval and modern Islāmic music. It was the parent of the European lute. ...
▪ Japan  city, Nagano ken (prefecture), Honshu, Japan. It lies along the Chikuma River. Ueda was a castle town during the Tokugawa period (1603–1867) and later became a ...
Ueda Akinari
▪ Japanese writer pseudonym of  Ueda Senjiro   born July 25, 1734, Ōsaka, Japan died Aug. 8, 1809, Kyōto       preeminent writer and poet of late 18th-century ...
a football competition organized by UEFA (the Union of European Football Associations). It is played between European teams who have not qualified for the European Cup or the ...
Ueland, Ole Gabriel Gabrielson
▪ Norwegian educator and politician born Oct. 28, 1799, Lund, Nor. died Jan. 9, 1870, Christiania, now Oslo       teacher and politician, the foremost champion of ...
/way"leuh/, n. a river in central Africa flowing W from the NE Democratic Republic of the Congo to the Ubangi River. 700 mi. (1125 km) long. * * *
▪ Japan       city, Mie ken (prefecture), Honshu, Japan. It lies in an intermontane basin at the head of the Kii Peninsula. The city developed around a castle built in ...
Ueno Zoological Gardens
▪ zoo, Tokyo, Japan Japanese  Ueno Dōbutsuen        oldest and most famous zoological garden in Japan. It was founded in 1882, and its administration was transferred ...
Uesugi Family
▪ Japanese warrior clan       one of the most important warrior clans in Japan from early in the 15th century until the last half of the 19th.       The Uesugi ...
Uesugi Kenshin
▪ Japanese military leader also called  Uesugi Terutora , original name  Nagao Torachiyo  born Feb. 18, 1530, Takada, Echigo province, Japan died April 19, 1578, ...
/ooh fah"/, n. a city in and the capital of the Bashkir Autonomous Republic, in the Russian Federation in Europe. 1,083,000. * * * City (pop., 2001 est.: 1,088,800), western ...
Ufa Plateau
▪ plateau, Russia Russian  Ufimskoye Plato,         plateau lying immediately to the west of the central Ural Mountains in Bashkortostan and in Sverdlovsk oblast ...
Ufer, Walter
▪ American painter born July 22, 1876, Louisville, Ky., U.S. died Aug. 2, 1936, Santa Fe, N.M.       American painter who was a member of the Taos Society of Artists ...
➡ Ulster Freedom Fighters. * * *
Uffizi Gallery
Art museum in Florence, housing the world's finest collection of Italian Renaissance painting. The core collection derives from the Medici family of Tuscany. In 1559 Cosimo I ...
UFJ Holdings, Inc.
▪ Japanese bank holding company       Japanese bank holding company that became one of the world's largest banking institutions through the merger of Sanwa Bank, Tōkai ...
/yooh"ef"oh"/ or, sometimes, /yooh"foh/, n., pl. UFO's, UFOs. any unexplained moving object observed in the sky, esp. one assumed by some observers to be of extraterrestrial ...
See ufology. * * *
See ufological. * * *
—ufological /yooh'feuh loj"i keuhl/, adj. —ufologist, n. /yooh fol"euh jee/, n. the study of unidentified flying objects. [1955-60; UFO + -LOGY] * * *
United Federation of Teachers. * * *
United Farm Workers of America. * * *
UG abbr. universal grammar. * * *
Ugaki Kazushige
▪ Japanese statesman born June 1868, Okayama prefecture, Japan died April 30, 1956, Tokyo  Japanese soldier-statesman, who in the years before World War II headed the ...
—Ugandan, adj., n. /yooh gan"deuh, ooh gahn"-/, n. an independent state in E Africa, between the NE Democratic Republic of the Congo and Kenya: member of the Commonwealth of ...
Uganda, flag of
▪ Flag History       national flag consisting of six horizontal stripes of black, yellow, and red, with a central white disk bearing a crested crane. The flag has a ...
Uganda, Martyrs of
▪ African history       group of 45 Anglican and Roman Catholic martyrs who were executed during the persecution of Christians under Mwanga, kabaka (ruler) of Buganda ...
See Uganda. * * * ➡ Uganda * * *
/ooh'geuh reet", yooh'-/, n. an ancient city in Syria, N of Latakia, on the site of modern Ras Shamra: destroyed by an earthquake early in the 13th century B.C.; excavations have ...
/ooh'geuh rit"ik, yooh'-/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Ugarit, its people, or their language. n. 2. Also, Ugaritian /ooh'geuh rish"euhn, yooh'-/. the Semitic language of the ...
Ugaritic alphabet
▪ writing system       cuneiform writing system used on the Syrian coast from the 15th to 13th century BC. It is believed that it was invented independent of other ...
/ookh, ukh, u, oo/; spelling pron. /ug/, interj. 1. (used as an exclamation expressing disgust, aversion, horror, or the like). n. 2. the sound of a cough, grunt, or the like. * ...
▪ Nigeria       town, Delta state, southern Nigeria. Ughelli lies in the western Niger River delta east of Warri. Originally an agricultural-trade centre (cassava ...
/ug"lee/, Trademark. a large, sweet variety of tangelo, of Jamaican origin, having rough, wrinkled, yellowish skin. * * *
Ugli fruit
Ugli fruit [ug′lē] n. 〚< Ugli, a trademark, altered
See uglify. * * *
See uglification. * * *
—uglification, n. —uglifier, n. /ug"leuh fuy'/, v.t., uglified, uglifying. to make ugly. [1570-80; UGLY + -FY] * * *
See ugly. * * *
See uglily. * * *
Uglow, Euan Ernest Richard
▪ 2001       British painter (b. March 10, 1932, London, Eng.—d. Aug. 31, 2000, London), was a representational artist appreciated as much for the painstaking ...
—uglily, adv. —ugliness, n. /ug"lee/, adj., uglier, ugliest. 1. very unattractive or unpleasant to look at; offensive to the sense of beauty; displeasing in appearance. 2. ...
ugly customer
a hostile or dangerous person. [1805-15] * * *
ugly duckling
an unattractive or unpromising child who becomes a beautiful or much-admired adult. [1880-85; after the bird in the story of the same name by Hans Christian Andersen] * * *
Ugly Sisters
the two older sisters of Cinderella in the traditional children’s story. In pantomimes the Ugly Sisters are usually played by men dressed as women. * * *
ugly duckling n. One that is considered ugly or unpromising at first but has the potential of becoming beautiful or admirable in maturity.   [After The Ugly Duckling, a story by ...
(as used in expressions) Betti Ugo Foscolo Ugo Ugo di Segni Ugo Buoncompagni * * *
Ugra, Battle of the
▪ Russian history       (1480), bloodless confrontation between the armies of Muscovy (Moscow, Grand Principality of) and the Golden Horde, traditionally marking the ...
/ooh"gree euhn, yooh"-/, adj. 1. denoting or pertaining to an ethnological group including the Magyars and related peoples of western Siberia. n. 2. a member of any of the Ugrian ...
/ooh"grik, yooh"-/, n. 1. a branch of the Uralic family of languages, consisting of Hungarian and two languages, Khanty and Mansi, spoken in western Siberia. adj. 2. ...
—ugsomeness, n. /ug"seuhm/, adj. Scot. and North Eng. horrid; loathsome. [1350-1400; ME, equiv. to ugg(en) to fear, cause loathing ( < ON ugga to fear, dread; cf. UGLY) + -some ...
See ugsome. * * *
UGT abbr. urgent (telegram). * * *
Uguccione Della Faggiuola
▪ Tuscan noble born c. 1250, , Massa Trabaria, Tuscany [Italy] died Nov. 1, 1319, Vicenza       Tuscan noble who, as tyrant of Pisa and Lucca, played a role in the ...
/u, uonn/, interj. 1. (used to indicate hesitation, doubt, or a pause). 2. huh. [1595-1605] * * *
/u hu", uonn huonn"/, interj. (used to indicate agreement, confirmation, attentiveness, or general satisfaction). * * *
/u"oh'/, interj. (used to indicate concern or chagrin at a mildly unfortunate event). * * *
/uonn"uonn", uonn"uonn', uonn'uonn"/, interj. (used to indicate disagreement, disapproval, or dissatisfaction). * * *
/ooh"deuh/, n. Fritz Karl Hermann von /frddits kahrddl herdd"mahn feuhn/, 1848-1911, German painter. * * *
See ultrahigh frequency. Also, uhf. * * * ▪ communications abbreviation  of Ultrahigh Frequency,         conventionally defined portion of the electromagnetic ...
/ooh"lahn, yooh"leuhn/, n. 1. one of a group of lancers in a light-cavalry unit, first appearing in Europe in the Polish army. 2. one of such a group as later developed into ...
/ooh"lahnt'/, n. Johann Ludwig /yoh"hahn looht"vikh, loohd"-/, 1787-1862, German poet and writer. * * *
Uhland, Ludwig
▪ German poet in full  Johann Ludwig Uhland   born April 26, 1787, Tübingen, Württemberg [Germany] died Nov. 13, 1862, Tübingen  German Romantic poet and political ...
Uhland,Johann Ludwig
Uh·land (o͞oʹlänt'), Johann Ludwig. 1787-1862. German romantic poet known for his lyrical ballads and plays, including Ludwig the Bavarian (1819). * * *
Uhlenbeck, George Eugene
▪ Dutch-American physicist born Dec. 6, 1900, Batavia, Java [now Jakarta, Indon.] died Oct. 31, 1988, Boulder, Colo., U.S.       Dutch-American physicist who, with ...
Uhr·y (yo͝orʹē), Alfred. Born 1936. American playwright best known for his play Driving Miss Daisy (1987), for which he won a Pulitzer Prize. * * *
Uhse, Beate
▪ 2002 Beate Köstlin Rotermund-Uhse        German entrepreneur (b. Oct. 25, 1919, Wargenau, German East Prussia [now in Poland]—d. July 16, 2001, Switzerland), ...
ultrahigh temperature. * * *
/ooh hooh"rddooh/; Eng. /oo hoor"ooh/, n. Swahili. freedom; independence. * * *
unemployment insurance. * * *
Uí Néill
Major dynasty of medieval Ireland, which long dominated Ulster. It was founded by a shadowy figure known as Niall of the Nine Hostages (r. 379–405). Divided into northern and ...
▪ Angola formerly  Carmona    city, northwestern Angola. Settled by Portuguese colonists, Uíge grew from a small market centre in 1945 to become Angola's major centre for ...
Uighur or Uigur [wē′goor] n. 〚Uighur name < ?〛 1. a member of a Turkic people, living mainly in W China and Uzbekistan, that ruled in Mongolia and Turkestan in the Middle ...
Uighur language
      member of the Turkic (Turkic languages) subfamily of the Altaic language family, spoken by Uighurs in the Uygur Autonomous Region of Xinjiang of northwestern China ...
—Uigurian, Uighurian /wee goor"ee euhn/, Uiguric, Uighuric, adj. /wee"goor/, n. 1. a member of a Turkish people dominant in Mongolia and eastern Turkestan from the 8th to 12th ...
See Uigur. * * *
See Uigurian. * * *
▪ South Korea       city, Kyŏnggi do (province), north western South Korea. Ŭijŏngbu lies 12 miles (20 km) north of Seoul. Its name, meaning “the Cabinet” in old ...
uil·leann pipe also uil·lean pipe (īʹlən) n. A Celtic bagpipe whose air supply is produced by a bellows held under the arm and operated by the elbow. Often used in the ...
Uinta Mountains
/yooh in"teuh/ a mountain range in NE Utah, part of the Rocky Mountains. Highest peak, Kings Peak, 13,498 ft. (4115 m). * * * Mountain range, south-central Rocky Mountains, U.S. ...
☆ uintahite [yo͞o in′tə īt΄ ] n. 〚after UINTA MOUNTAINS〛 a black, glasslike, shiny, soft asphaltite found only in Utah and W Colorado and used to make waterproof ...
/yooh in"teuh uyt'/, n. an extremely pure asphalt particularly valuable for the manufacture of paints and varnishes. Also, uintahite. Also called gilsonite. [1885-90; named after ...
U·in·ta Mountains (yo͞o-ĭnʹtə) A range of the Rocky Mountains extending about 193 km (120 mi) eastward from northeast Utah to southwest Wyoming. It rises to 4,116.9 m ...
/yooh in"teuh thear'/, n. any hoofed North American mammal of the extinct genus Dinoceras, of the Eocene Epoch, having a massive body and three pairs of horns. [ < NL ...
▪ paleontology  extinct genus of large, hoofed mammals (mammal) found as fossils (fossil) in North America and Asia in terrestrial deposits that date from the middle of the ...

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