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—urolithic, adj. /yoor"euh lith/, n. Pathol. a urinary calculus. [1895-1900; URO-1 + -LITH] * * *
/yoor'oh li thuy"euh sis/, n. Pathol. a diseased condition marked by the formation of stones in the urinary tract. [1855-60; URO-1 + LITHIASIS] * * *
See urolith. * * *
See urology. * * *
See urologic. * * *
See urologic. * * *
—urologic /yoor'euh loj"ik/, urological, adj. —urologist, n. /yoo rol"euh jee/, n. the scientific, clinical, and esp. surgical aspects of the study of the urine and the ...
—uromeric /yoor'euh mer"ik/, adj. /yoor"euh mear'/, n. any segment of the abdomen of an arthropod. [1895-1900; URO-2 + -MERE] * * *
uronic acid
/yoo ron"ik/, Biochem. any of a group of organic acids, as glucuronic acid, derived from oxidation of aldose sugars and occurring in urine. [1920-25; < Gk oûron urine (cf. ...
—uropodal /yoo rop"euh dl/, uropodous, adj. /yoor"euh pod'/, n. an abdominal limb of an arthropod, esp. one of those on either side of the telson, as in a lobster. [1885-90; ...
/yoor'euh pij"ee euhl/, adj. Ornith. of or pertaining to the uropygium. [1865-70; UROPYGI(UM) + -AL1] * * *
uropygial gland
Ornith. a gland opening on the back at the base of the tail in most birds that secretes an oily fluid used by the bird in preening its feathers. Also called oil gland, preen ...
u·ro·py·gi·al gland (yo͝or'ə-pīʹjē-əl, -pĭjʹē-) n. A large gland at the base of a bird's tail that secretes an oil used in preening. Also called oil gland. * * *
/yoor'euh pij"ee euhm/, n. Ornith. the projecting terminal portion of a bird's body, from which the tail feathers spring. [1805-15; < NL < Gk ouropýgion, var. (with ouro- URO-2) ...
—uroscopic /yoor'euh skop"ik/, adj. —uroscopist, n. /yoo ros"keuh pee/, n. Med. inspection or analysis of the urine as a means of diagnosis. Also, urinoscopy. [1640-50; URO-1 ...
u·ros·to·my (yo͝o-rŏsʹtə-mē) n. pl. u·ros·to·mies Surgical construction of an artificial excretory opening from the urinary tract. * * *       the surgical ...
/yoor"euh stuyl'/, n. Anat. the fused vertebrae at the posterior end of the spinal column of some fishes and tailless amphibians. [1870-75; URO-2 + -STYLE2] * * *
urp [ʉrp] interj. 〚echoic〛 used to suggest the sound of a belch * * * urp (ûrp) intr.v. Mississippi River Delta urped, urp·ing, urps To vomit.   [Imitative.] * * *
/err"keuhrt, -kahrt/, n. Sir Thomas, 1611-60, Scottish author and translator. * * *
Urquhart, Sir Thomas
▪ Scottish writer Urquhart also spelled  Urchard   born 1611, Cromarty, Scot. died 1660       Scottish author best known for his translation of the works of ...
Urquhart,Sir Thomas
Ur·quhart (ûrʹkərt, -kärt'), Sir Thomas. 1611-1660. Scottish Royalist, writer, and translator of the works of Rabelais. * * *
Urquiza, Justo José de
born Oct. 18, 1801, Arroyo Urquiza, Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata died April 11, 1870, Entre Ríos province, Arg. Argentinian soldier and statesman who helped overthrow ...
▪ queen of Castile and Leon born , 1077–81 died March 8, 1126, Saldana, Castile [Spain]       queen of Leon and Castile from 1109 to 1126, daughter of Alfonso ...
Ursa Major
/err"seuh may"jeuhr/, gen. Ursae Majoris /err"see meuh jawr"is, -johr"-/. Astron. the Great Bear, the most prominent northern constellation, containing the seven stars that form ...
Ursa Minor
/err"seuh muy"neuhr/, gen. Ursae Minoris /err"see mi nawr"is, -nohr"-/. Astron. the Little or Lesser Bear, the northernmost constellation, containing the stars that form the ...
Ur·sa Major (ûrʹsə) n. A constellation in the region of the north celestial pole near Draco and Leo, containing the seven stars that form the Big Dipper. Also called Great ...
Ursa Minor n. A constellation having the shape of a ladle with Polaris at the tip of its handle. Also called Little Bear.   [From Late Latin minor Ursa: minor, lesser + ursa, ...
/err"sid/, n. any plantigrade carnivore of the family Ursidae, comprising the spectacled bear, the black, brown, and sun bears, and various extinct species that also gave rise to ...
/err"sidz/, n. (used with a pl. v.) Astron. a collection of meteors comprising a meteor shower (Ursid meteor shower) visible around December 22 and having its apparent origin in ...
/err"seuh fawrm'/, adj. having the form of a bear; bear-shaped: the ursiform koala. [1785-95; < L urs(us) bear + -I- + -FORM] * * *
/err"suyn, -sin/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to a bear or bears. 2. bearlike. [1540-50; < L ursinus, equiv. to urs(us) bear + -inus -INE1] * * *
ursine dasyure.
See Tasmanian devil. [1835-45] * * *
ursine howler
the red howling monkey, Alouatta seniculus, of northern South America. [1880-85] * * *
Ursins, Marie-Anne de la Trémoille, princesse des
▪ French noble (princess of the) born 1642, Paris, Fr. died Dec. 5, 1722, Rome, Papal States [Italy]       French noblewoman who exercised great influence in the ...
▪ antipope died after 385?       antipope from 366 to 367.       After Pope Liberius' death on Sept. 24, 366, two Roman deacons, Ursinus and St. Damasus I ...
Urso, Camilla
▪ American musician born June 13, 1842, Nantes, France died Jan. 20, 1902, New York, N.Y., U.S.       American musician who was recognized as one of the finest ...
/oor"shprah'kheuh/; Ger. /oohrdd"shprddah'kheuh/, n. a hypothetically reconstructed parent language, as Proto-Germanic, the ancestor of the Germanic languages. [ < G, equiv. to ...
/err"seuh leuh, errs"yoo-/, n. 1. Saint, a legendary British princess who, with 11,000 virgins, is said to have been martyred by the Huns at Cologne. 2. a female given name: from ...
Ursula, Saint
flourished 4th century, Rome; feast day October 21 Legendary leader of a band of virgins martyred by the Huns. The number of virgins was originally 11, but, as the story was ...
/err"seuh lin, -luyn', -leen', errs"yoo-/, n. 1. Rom. Cath. Ch. a member of an order of nuns founded at Brescia, Italy, about 1537, devoted to teaching. adj. 2. of or pertaining ...
/err"tekst', oor"-/, n. (sometimes cap.) the original form of a text, esp. of a musical composition. [1950-55; UR-3 + TEXT] * * *
▪ plant family  the nettle family comprising about 45 genera of herbs, shrubs, small trees, and a few vines, distributed primarily in tropical regions. The family is typical ...
/err'ti kay"sheuhs/, adj. belonging to the Urticaceae, the nettle family of plants. Cf. nettle family. [1830-40; < NL Urticace(ae) (Urtic(a) the type genus (L urtica nettle) + ...
/err"ti keuhnt/, adj. urticating. [1865-70; < ML urticant- (s. of urticans), prp. of urticare to sting. See URTICATE] * * *
—urticarial, adj. /err'ti kair"ee euh/, n. Pathol. a transient condition of the skin, usually caused by an allergic reaction, characterized by pale or reddened irregular, ...
See urticaria. * * *
/err"ti kayt'/, v., urticated, urticating. v.t. 1. to sting with or as if with nettles. 2. to whip with or as if with nettles, esp. so as to produce a stinging sensation; flog; ...
/err'ti kay"sheuhn/, n. Pathol. the development or eruption of urticaria. [1645-55; < ML urtication- (s. of urticatio) a stinging, equiv. to urticat(us) (see URTICATE) + -ion- ...
Uru abbrev. Uruguay * * *
Uruguay. * * *
/ooh rddwah"pahn/; Eng. /oor wah"pahn/, n. a city in central Michoacán, in SW Mexico: near Paricutín volcano. 114,979. Also called Uruapan del Progreso /del prddaw grdde"saw/; ...
/ooh'rddooh vahm"bah/; Eng. /oor'euh bahm"beuh/, n. a river rising in SE Peru, flowing NW through the Andes Mountains to central Peru to meet the Apurímac River and form the ...
Urubamba River
River, central Peru. Part of the Amazon River drainage system, it rises in the Andes Mountains and flows northwest for about 450 mi (725 km) to its junction with the Apurímac ...
/ooh'rddoo gwah yah"nah/, n. a city in SW Brazil, on the Uruguay River. 74,581. * * * ▪ Brazil also spelled  Uruguayana        city, western Rio Grande do Sul ...
—Uruguayan /yoor'euh gway"euhn, -gwuy"euhn/, adj., n. /yoor"euh gway', -gwuy'/; Sp. /ooh'rddooh gwuy"/, n. 1. a republic in SE South America. 3,261,707; 72,172 sq. mi. (186,925 ...
Uruguay River
River, southeastern South America. Rising in southern Brazil, it forms the border between Argentina and Brazil and between Argentina and Uraguay. Above Buenos Aires, it combines ...
Uruguay, flag of
▪ Flag History       national flag consisting of five white stripes and four blue stripes arranged horizontally and a white canton bearing a golden “Sun of May.” ...
See Uruguay. * * *
Uruguay River A river of southeast South America rising in southern Brazil and flowing about 1,609 km (1,000 mi) west and south along the Brazil-Argentina border and the ...
/ooh"rook/, n. an ancient Sumerian city in S Iraq, near the Euphrates, important before 2000 B.C.: exclusive archaeological excavations, notably of a ziggurat and of tablets with ...
Turk. /oo'rddooh mee ye"/, n. Lake. See Urmia, Lake. * * *
/yuu"rddyuum"chee"/ n. a city in and the capital of Xinjiang Uygur region, in NW China. 500,000. Also, Urumchi, Urumtsi. Formerly, Dihua. * * * or Urumchi or Wu-lu-mu-ch'i City ...
/oo roohn"dee/, n. former name of Burundi. Cf. Ruanda-Urundi. * * *
/yoor"euhs/, n., pl. uruses. the aurochs. [1595-1605; < L urus a kind of wild ox (c. Gk oûros) < Gmc; cf. OE, OHG ur, ON urr] * * *
/oo rooh"shee awl', -ol'/, n. a toxic, liquid, catechol derivative, the active irritant principle in several species of the plant genus Rhus, as in poison ivy. [1910-15; < Japn ...
/us/, pron. 1. the objective case of we, used as a direct or indirect object: They took us to the circus. She asked us the way. 2. Informal. (used in place of the pronoun we in ...
1. See United States. 2. United States highway (used with a number): US 66. * * *
US Airways
▪ American company       American airline incorporated on March 5, 1937, as All American Aviation, Inc.; the airline was renamed All American Airways, Inc., in 1948, ...
US Army Reserve
➡ armed forces * * *
US English
a right-wing group in the US started in 1983 which campaigns for English to be the only official language in the US as a way of forcing immigrants to become more integrated into ...
US Fish and Wildlife Service
➡ field sports * * *
US House of Representatives
➡ House of Representatives * * *
US Masters
➡ Masters Tournament * * *
US Masters Tournament
(also the US Masters) ➡ Masters Tournament. * * *
US News and World Report
a popular US news magazine published each week. It is often referred to simply as US News and is known for its conservative opinions. It contains many articles on business and ...
US Open
1. a major US golf competition held each year at different places. It was first held in 1895. The most wins by a single player have been four. Four players have achieved this: ...
US PGA Championship
➡ golf * * *
US Postal Service
➡ postal services * * *
US Secretary of Defense
➡ Rumsfeld * * *
US Virgin Islands
➡ Virgin Islands * * *
US Women’s Open
➡ golf * * *
1. United States of America. 2. United States Army. 3. USA Network (a cable television channel). * * * ▪ Kyushu, Japan       city, Ōita ken (prefecture), northern ...
USA Freedom Corps
(abbr USAFC) a US organization set up by George W Bush in 2002 to encourage people to work on a voluntary basis for their country. There are three major programmes within the ...
USA Network
➡ NBC Universal. * * *
USA Today
a national US newspaper read by more people than any other. It sells over two million copies each day. The Gannett Company began USA Today in 1979. It has colourful pictures, ...
See usable. * * *
—usability, usableness, n. —usably, adv. /yooh"zeuh beuhl/, adj. 1. available or convenient for use: 2000 square feet of usable office space. 2. capable of being used: That ...
See usability. * * *
See usability. * * *
USAF abbrev. United States Air Force * * * USAF abbr. United States Air Force. * * *
➡ USA Freedom Corps. * * *
United States Armed Forces Institute. * * *
/yooh"sij, -zij/, n. 1. a customary way of doing something; a custom or practice: the usages of the last 50 years. 2. the customary manner in which a language or a form of a ...
/yooh"sij as'teuhr/, n. a self-styled authority on language usage. [USAGE + -ASTER] * * *
(in full the US Agency for International Development) an independent US government organization that works to provide help for poor countries. It was established in 1961 by ...
▪ Turkey also spelled  Ushak,         city in the interior of western Turkey, at an elevation of 2,976 feet (907 metres) above sea level. Situated in a region that ...
Uşaklıgil, Halit Ziya
▪ Turkish author born 1866, Constantinople, Ottoman Empire [now Istanbul, Turkey] died March 27, 1945, Istanbul       writer who is considered the first true exponent ...
/yooh"zeuhns/, n. 1. Com. a length of time, exclusive of days of grace and varying in different places, allowed by custom or usage for the payment of foreign bills of ...
United States Army Reserve. * * *
USAREUR abbr. United States Army, Europe. * * *
USB abbrev. Universal Serial Bus: used to designate a kind of standard interface for connecting peripherals to a computer * * * in full Universal Serial Bus Type of serial bus ...
USBC bowling championships-open division
▪ Table USBC bowling championships—open division year regular singles (ABC)* 1901 F. Brill 1902 F. Strong 1903 D. Jones 1904 M. Kern 1905 C.M. Anderson 1906 F. ...
USBC bowling championshipswomen
▪ Table USBC bowling championships—women year women's singles (WIBC)* 1916 Mrs. A.J. Koster 1917 no competition 1918 F. Steib 1919 B. Husk 1920 B. Humphreys 1921 E. ...
/oos"beg, us"-, oos beg"/, n., pl. Usbegs, (esp. collectively) Usbeg. Uzbek. * * *
/oos"bek, us"-, oos bek"/, n., pl. Usbeks, (esp. collectively) Usbek. Uzbek. * * *
USC abbr. United States Code. * * *
USCA abbr. United States Code Annotated. * * *
United States Coast Guard. Also, U.S.C.G. * * *
United States Citizens Radio Council. * * *
United States Department of Agriculture. Also, U.S.D.A. * * *
USDA Forest Service
(in full United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service) (also United States Forest Service) the organization controlled by the US Department of Agriculture which ...
(in full the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers) a British trade union for people who work in shops, factories, restaurants and other trades serving the public. It ...
v. /yoohz/ or, for pt. form of 9, /yoohst/; n. /yoohs/, v., used, using, n. v.t. 1. to employ for some purpose; put into service; make use of: to use a knife. 2. to avail oneself ...
use immunity
/yoohs/, Law. a type of immunity guaranteeing that the testimony of the witness will not be used as evidence against him or her in court, although he or she can still be ...
use tax
/yoohs/ a state tax imposed on goods purchased outside a state for which state sales tax has not been paid. * * *       levy on the use or possession of a commodity. ...
—useability, useableness, n. —useably, adv. /yooh"zeuh beuhl/, adj. usable. * * *
United States Employees' Compensation Commission. * * *
/yoohzd/ or, for 4, /yoohst/, adj. 1. previously used or owned; secondhand: a used car. 2. showing wear or being worn out. 3. employed for a purpose; utilized. 4. used to, ...
used-car salesman
n (pl -men) (BrE) a man whose job is selling cars that have already had one or more owners. Used-car salesmen are often presented in jokes, cartoons etc. as not very honest or ...
—usefully, adv. —usefulness, n. /yoohs"feuhl/, adj. 1. being of use or service; serving some purpose; advantageous, helpful, or of good effect: a useful member of society. 2. ...
See useful. * * *
See usefully. * * *
—uselessly, adv. —uselessness, n. /yoohs"lis/, adj. 1. of no use; not serving the purpose or any purpose; unavailing or futile: It is useless to reason with him. 2. without ...
See useless. * * *
See uselessly. * * *
/yoohz"net', yoohs"-/, n. Computers. an extensive system of newsgroups: a branch of the Internet. Also, USENET. [1990-95; USE(RS') + NET(WORK)] * * * ▪ Internet discussion ...
user1 /yooh"zeuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that uses. 2. one who uses drugs, esp. as an abuser or addict. 3. Computers. a person who uses a computer. [1350-1400; ME usere; see ...
user group
/yooh"zeuhr/ Computers. a club in which owners of a specific computer or software program exchange information or services, as purchasing or troubleshooting. Also, user's ...
user's fee
a fee charged for the use of something, as one charged by a city government for the use of one of its services, as garbage collection or fire protection. Also, user fee. * * *
See user-friendly. * * *
—user-friendliness, n. /yooh"zeuhr frend"lee/, adj. easy to use, operate, understand, etc.: the most user-friendly personal computer now on the market. [1980-85] * * *
See user-unfriendly. * * *
us·er-un·friend·ly (yo͞oʹzər-ŭn-frĕndʹlē) adj. us·er-un·friend·li·er, us·er-un·friend·li·est Not easy to use or learn to use: “renovating user-unfriendly JFK ...
▪ king of Egypt flourished 3rd millennium BCE       first king of the 5th dynasty (Egypt, ancient) of ancient Egypt (Egypt, ancient) (c. 2465–c. 2325 BCE), under ...
us·er·name (yo͞oʹzər-nām') n. A sequence of characters, different from a password, that is used as identification and is required when logging on to a multiuser computer ...
See United States Employment Service. Also, U.S.E.S. * * *
Uses and Ethics of Cloning
▪ 1998 by Ian Wilmut       The announcement in February 1997 of the birth of Dolly the sheep, the first clone of an adult mammal, attracted international attention ...
Uses of spices and herbs with foods
▪ Table bever- breads, cakes, cheese chut- des- dress- egg fish fruit gravies meat pickles poul- ...
USGS abbrev. United States Geological Survey * * *
United States Housing Authority. Also, U.S.H.A. * * *
/yooh shab"tee, ooh-/, n., pl. ushabti, ushabtis, ushabtiu /-tee ooh'/. shawabti. * * *
ushabti figure
▪ statuette also spelled  shabti  or  shawabty   any of the small statuettes made of wood, stone, or faience that are often found in large numbers in ancient Egyptian ...
Ushak carpet
 floor covering handwoven in the city of Uşak (Ushak), Turkey. By the 16th century the principal manufacture of large commercial carpets in Ottoman Turkey had been established ...
/ush"euhnt/, n. an island off the NW coast of France: naval battles 1778, 1794. 1800; 41/2 mi. (7 km) long. French, Ouessant. * * *
/oosh"euhs, oo shahs"/, n. Dawn, a Vedic deity, daughter of Sky and sister of Night. Also, Usha /oosh"euh, oo shah"/. [ < Skt usas] * * *
—ushership, n. /ush"euhr/, n. 1. a person who escorts people to seats in a theater, church, etc. 2. a person acting as an official doorkeeper, as in a courtroom or legislative ...
/ush"euhr/, n. James. See Ussher, James. * * * ▪ 2006  Three Grammy awards and a place atop the Los Angeles Times's “Pop Power List” in 2005 confirmed the extraordinary ...
/ush'euh ret"/, n. a woman who escorts persons to seats in a theater, church, etc. [1925-30; USHER + -ETTE] Usage. See -ette. * * *
/oohsh"kee/, n. an archaeological site at Kamchatka, U.S.S.R., revealing a late Pleistocene culture producing bifacial points with affinities to those of western North America. * ...
▪ Judaism       (Aramaic: “visitors”), according to the Jewish Kabbalistic book the Sefer ha-zohar (“Book of Splendour”), seven ancient worthies who take turns ...
/ooh swuy"euh/, n. a city in S Argentina, on the S coast of Tierra del Fuego: the southernmost city in the world. 10,998. * * * ▪ Argentina  city, capital and port of ...
See United States Information Agency. Also, U.S.I.A. * * *
United States Information Service. Also, U.S.I.S. * * *
United States International Trade Commission. * * *
/usk/, n. a river flowing S and SE from SE Wales through SW England into the Severn estuary. 60 mi. (97 km) long. * * * ▪ Wales, United Kingdom Welsh ...
/yuus kyuup"/, n. Turkish name of Skoplje. Also, Üsküp. * * *
/oos'keuh dahr"/; Turk. /yuus'kyuu dahrdd"/, n. a town in NW Turkey, on the Asian shore of the Bosporus: a suburb of Istanbul. 143,938. Formerly, Scutari. * * * ▪ district, ...
Uslar Pietri, Arturo
▪ 2002       Venezuelan novelist, journalist, and politician (b. May 16, 1906, Caracas, Venez.—d. Feb. 26, 2001, Caracas), was one of the world's leading ...
1. United States Mail. 2. United States Marines. 3. United States Mint. Also, U.S.M. * * *
Usman dan Fodio
born December 1754, Maratta, Gobir, Hausaland died 1817, Sokoto, Fulani empire Fulani mystic, philosopher, and revolutionary reformer. In a jihad (holy war) between 1804 and ...
1. United States Marine Corps. 2. United States Maritime Commission. Also, U.S.M.C. * * *
United States Maritime Service. * * *
United States Navy. Also, U.S.N. * * *
1. United States National Army. 2. United States Naval Academy. Also, U.S.N.A. * * *
/us"nee euh/, n. any pale-green or gray, mosslike lichen of the genus Usnea, common on rocks and trees. [1590-1600; < NL, ML < Ar or Pers ushnah] * * *
United States National Guard. Also, U.S.N.G. * * *
usnic acid
/us"nik/, Pharm. an antibacterial substance, C18H16O7, derived from lichens of the genus Usnea. [1840-50; < NL Usn(ea) USNEA + -IC] * * *
us·nic acid (ŭsʹnĭk) n. An antibacterial substance, C18H16O7, obtained from lichens of the genus Usnea, especially U. barbata. * * *
▪ Buddhist deity Tibetan  Gtsug-tor-rnam-par rgyal-ma   popular Buddhist goddess in Nepal, Tibet, and Mongolia. Her name in Sanskrit means “victorious goddess of the ...
United States Naval Reserve. Also, U.S.N.R. * * *
United Service Organizations. Also, U.S.O. * * *
/ooh saw"lyeuh/, n. a city in the W Russian Federation in Europe, opposite Berezniki on the Kama River. 103,000. * * *
▪ Russia also spelled  Usolje-Sibirskoje,  or  Usole-Sibirskoe,         city, Irkutsk oblast (province), east-central Russia. It lies along the Angara River and the ...
USP or US Phar abbrev. United States Pharmacopoeia * * * USP abbr. United States Pharmacopoeia. * * *
Uspallata Pass
/oohs'pah yah"teuh/; Sp. /oohs'pah yah"tah/ a mountain pass in S South America, in the Andes, connecting Mendoza, Argentina, and Santiago, Chile. ab. 12,600 ft. (3840 m) high. ...
Us·pal·la·ta Pass (o͞o'spä-yäʹtə, -tä) A pass, about 3,813 m (12,500 ft) high, through the Andes between Mendoza, Argentina, and Santiago, Chile. A monumental ...
Uspensky, Gleb Ivanovich
▪ Russian author born Oct. 25 [Oct. 13, Old Style], 1843, Tula province, Russia died April 6 [March 24], 1902, St. Petersburg  Russian intellectual and writer whose ...
United States Public Health Service. Also, U.S.P.H.S. * * *
United States Post Office. Also, U.S.P.O. * * *
See United States Postal Service. Also, U.S.P.S. * * *
/us"kwi baw', -bah'/, n. (in Scotland and Ireland) whiskey. [1575-85; < Ir uisce beatha or ScotGael uisge beatha; see WHISKEY] * * *
United States Reserves. Also, U.S.R. * * *
United States Reserve Corps. Also, U.S.R.C. * * *
USS abbrev. 1. United States Senate 2. United States Ship * * * USS abbr. 1. United States Senate. 2. United States ship. * * *
USS Constitution
➡ Constitution (I) * * *
Ussachevsky, Vladimir
▪ American composer born Nov. 3 [Oct. 21, Old Style], 1911, Hailaer, Manchuria [China] died Jan. 4, 1990, New York, N.Y., U.S.       Russian-born American composer ...
/ush"euhr/, n. James, 1581-1656, Irish prelate and scholar. Also, Usher. * * *
Ussher, James
▪ Anglo-Irish prelate born Jan. 4, 1581, Dublin, Ire. died March 21, 1656, Reigate, Surrey, Eng.  Anglo-Irish prelate of the Anglican church who was memorable for his ...
Ussh·er (ŭshʹər), James. 1581-1656. Irish prelate and scholar who devised a scheme of biblical chronology that placed the Creation in the year 4004 B.C. * * *
USSR or U.S.S.R. abbrev. Union of Soviet Socialist Republics * * * USSR abbr. Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. * * *
/ooh soor"ee/; Russ. /ooh sooh"rddyi/, n. a river in E Asia, forming part of the boundary between E Manchuria and the SE Russian Federation in Asia, flowing N to the Amur River. ...
Ussuri River
Chinese Wusuli Jiang or Wu-su-li Chiang River, eastern Asia. Formed by the confluence of two rivers rising in the Sikhote-Alin Mountains of extreme southeastern Siberia ...
/ooh'soo reesk"/; Russ. /ooh sooh rddyeesk"/, n. a city in the SE Russian Federation in Asia. 147,000. Formerly, Voroshilov. * * *
▪ Russia also spelled  Ussurijsk        city, Primorsky kray (region), far eastern Russia. It lies about 50 miles (80 km) north of Vladivostok along the ...
Ust Sysolsk
Russ. /oohst" si sawlsk"/ former name of Syktyvkar. * * *
▪ Russia       city and administrative centre of Ust-Ilimsk rayon (sector), Irkutsk oblast (province), south-central Russia. It became a city in 1973 in connection with ...
/oohst"keuh myi nu gawrddsk"/, n. a city in E Kazakhstan, on the Irtysh River. 321,000. * * * ▪ Kazakstan Kazak  Öskemen        city, eastern Kazakhstan. It lies in ...
Ust-Ordyn Buryat
▪ okrug, Russia also called  Ust-Orda Buryat , or  Ust-Ordynsky Buryat        former autonomous okrug (district), east-central Russia. In 2008 the district was ...
▪ Russia also spelled  Ust-Ordinsky , also called  Ust-Orda        township and capital of the former Ust-Ordyn Buryat autonomous okrug (district), now merged with ...
United States Trademark Association. * * *
▪ Croatian political movement also spelled  Ustasha , plural  Ustaše        Croatian (Croatia) fascist movement that nominally ruled the Independent State of ...
United States Tariff Commission. * * *
Ústí nad Labem
▪ Czech Republic German  Aussig        city, northwestern Czech Republic. It is a port on the left (west) bank of the Elbe (Labe) River at the latter's confluence ...
Ústínad Labem
Ú·stí nad La·bem (o͞oʹstē näd läʹbĕm) A city of northwest Czech Republic on the Elbe River near the German border. Population: 106,500. * * *
U·sti·nov (o͞o-stĭnʹôf) See Izhevsk. * * * (1921–2004) an English actor, writer and film director. He was best known for playing unusual characters, e.g. in Death on ...
Ustinov, Dmitry Fedorovich
▪ Soviet statesman born , Oct. 17 [Oct. 30, New Style], 1908, Samara, Russia died Dec. 20, 1984, Moscow       Soviet military and political figure who was minister of ...
Ustinov, Sir Peter
▪ British actor, author, and director in full  Peter Alexander Ustinov  born April 16, 1921, London, England died March 28, 2004, Genolier, Switzerland  English actor, ...
Ustinov, Sir Peter (Alexander)
born April 16, 1921, London, Eng. died March 28, 2004, Genolier, Switz. British actor, director, author, and playwright. He made his professional stage debut at age 17, in ...
Ustinov, Sir Peter Alexander
▪ 2005       British entertainer, writer, and humanitarian (b. April 16, 1921, London, Eng.—d. March 28, 2004, Genolier, Switz.), enjoyed a versatile career that ...
United States Travel Service: part of the Department of Commerce. * * *
adj. /us"cheuh lit, -layt'/; v., /us"cheuh layt'/, adj., v., ustulated, ustulating. adj. 1. colored or blackened as if scorched. v.t. 2. Obs. to burn; sear; scorch. [1615-25; < L ...
/us'cheuh lay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of scorching or burning. 2. Pharm. the roasting or drying of moist substances. [1650-60; < ML ustulation- (s. of ustulatio) a scorching, ...
Ustyurt Plateau
▪ plateau, Central Asia Kazak  Üstirt , Turkmen  Üstyurt        plateau in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, lying between the Aral Sea and the Amu Darya (river) delta ...
usu abbrev. 1. usual 2. usually * * *
1. usual. 2. usually. * * *
—usually, adv. —usualness, n. /yooh"zhooh euhl, yoohzh"weuhl/, adj. 1. habitual or customary: her usual skill. 2. commonly met with or observed in experience; ordinary: the ...
See usual. * * *
See usually. * * *
/yooh'zeuh kay"pee on', -seuh-/, n. Roman Law. the acquisition of property through long, undisturbed possession. Also, usucaption /yooh'zeuh kap"sheuhn, -seuh-/. [1600-10; < L ...
/yooh"zoo frukt', -soo-, yoohz"yoo-, yoohs"-/, n. Roman and Civil Law. the right of enjoying all the advantages derivable from the use of something that belongs to another, as ...
/yooh'zoo fruk"chooh er'ee, -soo-, yoohz'yoo-, yoohs'-/, adj., n., pl. usufructuaries. Roman and Civil Law. adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or of the nature of usufruct. n. 2. a ...
▪ Japan       city, Ōita ken (prefecture), Kyushu, Japan. The city faces Usuki Bay on the Bungo Channel between the Inland Sea and the Pacific Ocean. An early castle ...
uṣūl al-fiqh
▪ Islamic law       in classical Islāmic theory, the four major sources from which law is derived: the Qurʾān; the sunna, or sunnah (practice of the Prophet as ...
▪ El Salvador       city, southeastern El Salvador. It lies on the Pacific coastal plain at the southern foot of Usulután Volcano. The city's name, which is Indian, ...
/ooh'sooh mah seen"tah/, n. a river in Central America, flowing NW along the W Guatemala-SE Mexico border, through Mexico, to the Gulf of Campeche. ab. 600 mi. (965 km) long. * * ...
Usumacinta River
River, southeastern Mexico and northwestern Guatemala. Rising in western Guatemala, it is formed by the confluence of the Salinas (or Chixoy) and Pasión rivers. It flows ...
/ooh'soom boor"euh/, n. former name of Bujumbura. * * *
/yooh"zheuhr euhr/, n. 1. a person who lends money and charges interest, esp. at an exorbitant or unlawful rate; moneylender. 2. Obs. a person who lends money at ...
—usuriously, adv. —usuriousness, n. /yooh zhoor"ee euhs/, adj. 1. practicing usury; charging illegal or exorbitant rates of interest for the use of money: a usurious ...
See usurious. * * *
See usuriously. * * *
—usurper, n. —usurpingly, adv. /yooh serrp", -zerrp"/, v.t. 1. to seize and hold (a position, office, power, etc.) by force or without legal right: The pretender tried to ...
—usurpative /yooh serr"peuh tiv, -zerr"-/, usurpatory /yooh serr"peuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee, -zerr"-/, adj. /yooh'seuhr pay"sheuhn, -zeuhr-/, n. 1. an act of usurping; wrongful or ...
See usurp. * * *
See usurper. * * *
/yooh"zheuh ree/, n., pl. usuries. 1. the lending or practice of lending money at an exorbitant interest. 2. an exorbitant amount or rate of interest, esp. in excess of the legal ...
ultrashort wave. * * *
German. See und so weiter. Also, u.s.w. * * *
usw. abbrev. 〚Ger〛 und so weiter * * *
(also USW) (in full the United Steelworkers of America) one of the largest US trade unions. It was established in 1936 as the Steel Workers’ Organizing Committee for steel, ...
/us"weuhrd/, adv. Archaic. toward us. [1350-1400; ME to usward. See US, -WARD] * * *
USX Corporation
▪ American corporation       former American holding company that was incorporated in 1986 to oversee the operations formerly directed by the United States Steel ...
/ut, ooht/, n. Music. the syllable once generally used for the first tone or keynote of a scale and sometimes for the tone C: now commonly superseded by do. Cf. ...
1. Also, u.t. universal time. 2. Utah (approved esp. for use with zip code). * * *
ut dict.
(in prescriptions) as directed. [ < L ut dictum] * * *
ut infra
/oot in"frddah/; Eng. /ut in"freuh/, Latin. as (stated or shown) below: used in a book, text, etc. * * *
ut supra
Lat. /oot sooh"prddah/; Eng. /ut sooh"preuh/. See u.s. (def. 2). * * *
Utah. * * *
/yooh"teuh/, n. any of several iguanid lizards of the genus Uta, of the western U.S. and northern Mexico. [ < NL, prob. Latinization of UTE] * * * ▪ reptile ...
Utaemon VI, Nakamura
▪ 2002 Fujio Kawamura        Japanese actor (b. Jan. 20, 1917, Tokyo, Japan—d. March 31, 2001, Tokyo), was regarded as the preeminent performer of Japan's traditional ...
Utagawa Kunisada
▪ Japanese artist born 1786, Edo [Tokyo] died Jan. 13, 1865, Edo       Japanese artist who was probably the most prolific of all the painters and printmakers of the ...
Utagawa Kuniyoshi
▪ Japanese artist original name Igusa Magosaburō born Jan. 1, 1798, Kanda, Edo [now Tokyo] died April 14, 1861, Edo       Japanese painter and printmaker of the ...
Utagawa Toyokuni
▪ Japanese artist original name  Kurahashi Kumakichi , later  Kumauemon , also called  Toyokuni  born 1769, Edo [now Tokyo] died Feb. 24, 1825, Edo       Japanese ...
—Utahan, Utahn /yooh"tawn, tahn/, adj., n. /yooh"taw, -tah/, n. 1. a state in the W United States. 1,461,037; 84,916 sq. mi. (219,930 sq. km). Cap.: Salt Lake City. Abbr.: UT ...
Utah Arts Festival
➡ festivals * * *
Utah Beach
▪ World War II Introduction       the westernmost beach of the five landing areas of the Normandy Invasion of World War II. It was assaulted on June 6, 1944 (D-Day of ...
Utah Lake
▪ lake, Utah, United States       freshwater lake in Utah county, north-central Utah, U.S. It covers 150 square miles (390 square km) and is 23 miles (37 km) long. Utah ...
Utah State University
▪ university, Logan, Utah, United States       public, coeducational institution of higher learning in Logan, Utah, U.S. It is a comprehensive, land-grant (land-grant ...
Utah, flag of
▪ Flag History       U.S. state flag consisting of a dark blue field (background) with the seal of the state in the centre.       The design of the seal was ...
Utah, University of
▪ university, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States       public, coeducational institution of higher education in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S. It is a comprehensive ...
Utahan [yo͞o′tôn΄, yo͞o′tän΄yo͞o′tô΄ən, yo͞o′tä΄ən; yo͞o′tôn΄, yo͞o′tän΄] adj. of Utah n. a person born or living in Utah: Also (local usage) ...
See Utahan. * * *
/ooh"tah mah"rddaw/; Eng. /ooh'teuh mahr"oh/, n. Kitagawa /kee"tah gah"wah/, 1753-1806, Japanese painter, draftsman, and designer of prints. * * * orig. Kitagawa ...
universal time coordinated. * * *

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