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Aslaug
/ahs"lowg/, n. Scand. Legend. (in the Volsunga Saga) daughter of Brynhild and Sigurd, wife of Ragnar Lodbrok. [ < ON Aslaug] * * *
asleep
/euh sleep"/, adv. 1. in or into a state of sleep: He fell asleep quickly. 2. into a dormant or inactive state; to rest: Their anxieties were put asleep. 3. into the state of ...
ASLEF
(in full the Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen) a British trade union that represents train drivers and other rail transport workers. See also RMT. * * *
aslong as
as long as conj. 1. During the time that: I'll stay as long as you need me. 2. Since: As long as you've offered, I accept. 3. On the condition that: I will cooperate as long as I ...
aslope
/euh slohp"/, adv. 1. at a slope; aslant; slantingly; diagonally. adj. 2. sloping. [1350-1400; ME; see A-1, SLOPE] * * *
aslosh
a·slosh (ə-slŏshʹ) adv. & adj. Awash. * * *
ASM
air-to-surface missile. * * *
Asmara
/ahs mahr"euh/, n. a city in and the capital of Eritrea, in N Ethiopia. 276,355. * * * City (pop., 1995 est.: 431,000), capital of Eritrea. It lies on the northern tip of the ...
Aṣmaʿī, al-
▪ Arab scholar in full  Abū Saʿīd ʿAbd al-Malik ibn Qurayb al-Aṣmaʿī  born c. 740, Basra, Iraq died 828, Basra       noted scholar and anthologist, one of the ...
ASME
American Society of Mechanical Engineers. * * *
Asmodeus
/az'meuh dee"euhs, as'-/, n. Jewish Demonology. an evil spirit. [ < L Asmodaeus < Gk Asmodaîos < Heb ashmadhai] * * * ▪ Jewish legend Hebrew  Ashmedai,         in ...
Asmonean
/az'meuh nee"euhn/, n. Hasmonean. Also, Asmonaean. * * *
ASN
Army service number. * * *
Asn
Biochem. asparagine. * * *
Asnières
/ah nyerdd"/, n. a city in N central France, near Paris. 75,679. * * *
Asnyk, Adam
▪ Polish author born September 11, 1838, Kalisz, Russian Empire [now in Poland] died August 2, 1897, Kraków, Austria-Hungary [now in Poland]       Polish poet and ...
Aso
Aso [ä′sō sän′ä′sō] large volcanic crater in central Kyushu, Japan, with five cones: highest cone, 5,223 ft (1,592 m); crater, c. 15 mi (24 km) wide: also Aso-san ...
Asō Tarō
▪ Japanese official born Sept. 20, 1940, Iizuka, Fukuoka prefecture, Japan       Japanese Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) politician who served as prime minister of ...
Aso, Mount
Japanese Aso-san Volcanic mountain, central Kyushu island, Japan. The highest of its five peaks is about 5,223 ft (1,592 m) tall. It has one of the largest active craters in ...
Aso, Taro
▪ 2009 born Sept. 20, 1940, Iizuka, Fukuoka, Japan  On Sept. 22, 2008, after three previous attempts, former Japanese foreign minister Taro Aso claimed the leadership of the ...
Aso,Mount
A·so (äʹsō'), Mount also A·so-san (ä'sō-sänʹ) A volcanic mountain of central Kyushu, Japan. It is topped by one of the world's largest calderas, containing five ...
Aso-san
A·so-san (ä'sō-sänʹ) See Aso, Mount. * * *
asocial
/ay soh"sheuhl/, adj. 1. not sociable or gregarious; withdrawn from society. 2. indifferent to or averse to conforming to conventional standards of behavior. 3. inconsiderate of ...
asof
as of prep. On; at: The project was terminated as of January 1. * * *
Asoka
/euh soh"keuh/, n. died 232 B.C., Buddhist king in India 269?-232? B.C. * * * ▪ emperor of India also spelled  Ashoka   died 238?, BC, India       last major emperor ...
asomatous
/ay soh"meuh teuhs, euh soh"-/, adj. having no material body; incorporeal. [1725-35; < LL asomatus < Gk asómatos bodiless, equiv. to a- A-6 + somatos, adj. deriv. of sôma body; ...
asonia
/euh soh"nee euh/, n. Pathol. tone deafness. [ < NL; see A-6, -SONOUS, -IA] * * *
Asosan
/ah"saw sahn"/, n. a volcano in SW Japan, in central Kyushu. 5225 ft. (1593 m); crater 12 mi. (19 km) across. * * *
asp
asp1 —aspish, adj. /asp/, n. 1. any of several venomous snakes, esp. the Egyptian cobra or the horned viper. 2. Archaeol. uraeus. [1300-50; back formation from ME aspis (taken ...
asper
asper1 /as"peuhr/, n. a former silver coin of Turkey and Egypt: later a money of account equal to 1/120 of a piaster. [1580-90; < It aspero < MGk áspron lit., white coin, n. use ...
Asper, Israel Harold
▪ 2004 “Izzy”        Canadian businessman and lawyer (b. Aug. 11, 1932, Minnedosa, Man.—d. Oct. 7, 2003, Winnipeg, Man.), transformed a bankrupt American ...
asperate
/as"peuh rayt'/, v.t., asperated, asperating. to make rough, harsh, or uneven: a voice asperated by violent emotion. [1650-60; < L asperatus (ptp. of asperare). See ASPER2, ...
Asperger'ssyndrome
As·per·ger's syndrome (ăsʹpər-gərz) n. A psychiatric disorder, most often noted during the early school years, characterized by impairments in social interaction and ...
Asperges
/euh sperr"jeez/, n. Rom. Cath. Ch. the rite of sprinkling the altar, clergy, and people with holy water before High Mass. [ < L: thou shalt sprinkle (2nd pers. sing. fut. of ...
aspergill
as·per·gill (ăsʹpər-jĭl) n. Variant of aspergillum. * * *
aspergillosis
/as'peuhr jeuh loh"sis/, n., pl. aspergilloses /-seez/. an infection or disease caused by a mold of the genus Aspergillus, characterized by granulomatous lesions of the lungs, ...
aspergillum
/as'peuhr jil"euhm/, n., pl. aspergilla /-jil"euh/, aspergillums. Rom. Cath. Ch. a brush or instrument for sprinkling holy water; aspersorium. [1640-50; < NL, equiv. to L ...
aspergillus
/as'peuhr jil"euhs/, n., pl. aspergilli /-jil"uy/. Mycol. any fungus of the genus Aspergillus, having sporophores with a bristly, knoblike top. [1840-50; < NL: alter. of ...
asperity
/euh sper"i tee/, n., pl. asperities. 1. harshness or sharpness of tone, temper, or manner; severity; acrimony: The cause of her anger did not warrant such asperity. 2. hardship; ...
asperse
—asperser, n. —aspersive, adj. —aspersively, adv. /euh sperrs"/, v.t., aspersed, aspersing. 1. to attack with false, malicious, and damaging charges or insinuations; ...
aspersion
/euh sperr"zheuhn, -sheuhn/, n. 1. a damaging or derogatory remark or criticism; slander: casting aspersions on a campaign rival. 2. the act of slandering; vilification; ...
aspersive
See asperse. * * *
aspersorium
/as'peuhr sawr"ee euhm, -sohr"-/, n., pl. aspersoria /-sawr"ee euh, -sohr"-/, aspersoriums. Rom. Cath. Ch. 1. a vessel for holding holy water. See illus. under stoup. 2. ...
asphalt
—asphaltic, adj. —asphaltlike, adj. /as"fawlt/ or, esp. Brit., /-falt/, n. 1. any of various dark-colored, solid, bituminous substances, native in various areas of the earth ...
asphalt jungle
any large, crowded city or urban area regarded as a dangerous place where people are engaged in a struggle for survival. [appar. coined by George Ade in a fable published in ...
asphalt paper
paper treated with asphalt, as to increase toughness or water resistance. * * *
asphalt rock
Geol. a rock formation, usually of limestone or sandstone, containing large amounts of bitumens. * * *
asphalt tile
      smooth-surfaced floor covering made from a mixture of asphalts or synthetic resins, asbestos fibres, pigments, and mineral fillers. It is usually about 1/8 or 3/16 ...
asphaltene
/as fawl"teen/ or, esp. Brit., /-fal"-/, n. Chem. any of the constituents of a bitumen, as asphalt, that are insoluble in pentane, hexane, or naphthalene. Cf. ...
asphaltic
See asphalt. * * *
asphaltite
/as fawl"tuyt, as"fawl tuyt'/ or, esp. Brit., /as fal"-, as"fal-/, n. a natural, solid hydrocarbon having a melting point higher than that of asphalt. [1815-25; < Gk ...
asphaltjungle
asphalt jungle n. A large city or an urban or inner-city area, especially when characterized as congested and crime-ridden. * * *
asphaltum
/as fawl"teuhm/ or, esp. Brit., /-fal"-/, n. asphalt. [ < NL < Gk ásphalton ASPHALT] * * *
aspheric
aspheric [ā΄sfir′ik] adj. designating or of a lens or mirror made so that it is not perfectly spherical, as to minimize spherical aberration: also aspherical * * ...
aspherical
/ay sfer"i keuhl/, adj. Optics. (of a reflecting surface or lens) deviating slightly from a perfectly spherical shape and relatively free from aberrations. Also, ...
asphodel
/as"feuh del'/, n. 1. any of various southern European plants of the genera Asphodelus and Asphodeline, of the lily family, having white, pink, or yellow flowers in elongated ...
asphyxia
—asphyxial, adj. /as fik"see euh/, n. Pathol. the extreme condition caused by lack of oxygen and excess of carbon dioxide in the blood, produced by interference with ...
asphyxiant
/as fik"see euhnt/, adj. 1. asphyxiating or tending to asphyxiate. n. 2. an asphyxiating agent or substance. 3. an asphyxiating condition. [1850-55; ASPHYXI(ATE) + -ANT] * * *
asphyxiate
—asphyxiation, n. —asphyxiator, n. /as fik"see ayt'/, v., asphyxiated, asphyxiating. v.t. 1. to produce asphyxia in. 2. to cause to die or lose consciousness by impairing ...
asphyxiation
See asphyxiate. * * *
asphyxiator
See asphyxiation. * * *
aspic
aspic1 /as"pik/, n. 1. a savory jelly usually made with meat or fish stock and gelatin, chilled and used as a garnish and coating for meats, seafoods, eggs, etc. 2. a similar ...
aspidistra
/as'pi dis"treuh/, n. any of several plants belonging to the genus Aspidistra, of the lily family, native to eastern Asia, esp. A. eliator, having large evergreen leaves often ...
Aspin, Les, Jr.
▪ 1996       U.S. politician (b. July 21, 1938, Milwaukee, Wis.—d. May 21, 1995, Washington, D.C.), was a Democrat from Wisconsin who won election in 1970 to the U.S. ...
Aspinall, John Victor
▪ 2001       British gambling tycoon and zoo owner (b. June 11, 1926, Delhi, India—d. June 29, 2000, London, Eng.), established two wild-animal parks in the English ...
Aspinall, Neil Stanley
▪ 2009       British accountant and music company executive born Oct. 13, 1941, Prestatyn, Wales died March 24, 2008, New York, N.Y. was often called “the Fifth ...
aspirant
/euh spuyeur"euhnt, as"peuhr euhnt/, n. 1. a person who aspires, as one who seeks or desires a career, advancement, status, etc.: The aspirants for foundation grants had yet to ...
aspirata
/as'peuh ray"teuh/, n., pl. aspiratae /-tee/. Gk. Grammar. a voiceless stop accompanied by strong aspiration, as /p, th, ch/. [ < LL (littera) aspirata aspirated (letter); see ...
aspirate
v. /as"peuh rayt'/; n., adj., /as"peuhr it/, v., aspirated, aspirating, n., adj. v.t. 1. Phonet. a. to articulate (a speech sound, esp. a stop) so as to produce an audible puff ...
aspiration
—aspirational, adj. /as'peuh ray"sheuhn/, n. 1. strong desire, longing, or aim; ambition: intellectual aspirations. 2. a goal or objective desired: The presidency is the ...
aspirator
/as"peuh ray'teuhr/, n. 1. an apparatus or device employing suction. 2. Hydraul. a suction pump that operates by the pressure differential created by the high-speed flow of a ...
aspiratory
/euh spuyeur"euh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. pertaining to or suited for aspiration. [1860-65; ASPIRATE + -ORY1] * * *
aspire
—aspirer, n. —aspiringly, adv. /euh spuyeur"/, v.i., aspired, aspiring. 1. to long, aim, or seek ambitiously; be eagerly desirous, esp. for something great or of high value ...
aspirer
See aspire. * * *
aspirin
/as"peuhr in, -prin/, n., pl. aspirin, aspirins. 1. Pharm. a white, crystalline substance, C9H8O4, derivative of salicylic acid, used as an anti-inflammatory agent and to relieve ...
aspiring
aspiring [ə spīr′iŋ] adj. striving for or desirous of reaching some (usually lofty) goal SYN.- AMBITIOUS aspiringly adv. * * *
Aspiring, Mount
▪ mountain, New Zealand       mountain in the Southern Alps of west-central South Island, New Zealand. It is a pyramid-shaped peak that rises from the small Bonar, ...
aspiringly
See aspirer. * * *
Aspleniaceae
▪ plant family  the spleenwort family of ferns (fern), with 1–10 genera and some 800 species, in the division Pteridophyta (the lower vascular plants (plant)). Some ...
Asplund, (Erik) Gunnar
born Sept. 22, 1885, Stockholm, Swed. died Oct. 20, 1940, Stockholm Swedish architect. His work shows the historically important transition from Neoclassical architecture to ...
asprawl
/euh sprawl"/, adv., adj. being in a sprawling state or posture: The body lay asprawl among the wreckage. [1875-80; A-1 + SPRAWL] * * *
asquint
/euh skwint"/, adv., adj. with an oblique glance or squint; askance; slyly; dubiously. [1200-50; ME, equiv. to a- A-1 + squint, of uncert. orig.] * * *
Asquith
/as"kwith/, n. Herbert Henry (1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith),1852-1928, British statesman: prime minister 1908-16. * * *
Asquith, H H, 1st Earl Of Oxford And Asquith, Viscount Asquith Of Morley
▪ prime minister of United Kingdom born Sept. 12, 1852, Morley, Yorkshire, Eng. died Feb. 15, 1928, Sutton Courtenay, Berkshire  Liberal prime minister of Great Britain ...
Asquith, H(erbert) H(enry), 1st earl of Oxford and Asquith
born Sept. 12, 1852, Morley, Yorkshire, Eng. died Feb. 15, 1928, Sutton Courtenay, Berkshire British politician and prime minister (1908–16). Elected to the House of Commons ...
Asquith,Herbert Henry
As·quith (ăsʹkwĭth), Herbert Henry. First Earl of Oxford and Asquith. 1852-1928. British Liberal politician and prime minister (1908-1916) who introduced unemployment ...
ASR
1. airport surveillance radar. 2. U.S. Navy. air-sea rescue. * * *
asrama
/ah"shreuh meuh/, n. Hinduism. 1. any of the four phases of the ideally conducted life: education, work, withdrawal from society, and asceticism. 2. ashram. [ < Skt asrama. See ...
āsrāva
▪ Buddhism Sanskrit“what leaks out”Pāli  āsava , also called  kleśa (Sanskrit: “affliction”) , Pāli  kilesa        in Buddhist philosophy, the ...
asregards
as regards prep. In regard to. * * *
ass
ass1 —asslike, adj. /as/, n. 1. a long-eared, slow, patient, sure-footed domesticated mammal, Equus asinus, related to the horse, used chiefly as a beast of burden. 2. any wild ...
ass-backwards
☆ ass-backwards [as′bak′wərdz ] adj., adv. Slang of or in a way that is particularly contrary to the usual way, confusing, etc. * * *
ass-kick
—ass-kicker, n. /as"kik'/, v.i. Slang (vulgar). to kick ass. See kick (def. 16). * * *
ass-kissing
—ass-kisser, n. /as"kis'ing/, n. Slang (vulgar). the practice or an instance of attempting to curry favor by the excessive use of compliments, praise, or the like. * * *
ass.
1. assistant. 2. association. 3. assorted. * * *
Assad
/ah sahd"/, n. Hafez al /hah fez" el/, born 1928?, Syrian military and political leader: president since 1971. * * *
Assad, Bashar al-
▪ 2001       On July 17, 2000, Bashar al-Assad was inaugurated president of Syria. The 34-year-old ophthalmologist, described as intellectual and soft-spoken, was ...
Assad, Hafez al-
▪ 2001       Syrian head of state (b. Oct. 6, 1930, Qardaha, Syria—d. June 10, 2000, Damascus, Syria), as president of Syria from 1971 until his death, brought ...
Assad, Ḥāfiẓ al-
born Oct. 6, 1930, Qardāḥa, Syria died June 10, 2000, Damascus President of Syria (1971–2000). He joined the Bath Party in 1946 and in 1955 became an air force pilot. He ...
Assad,Hafez al-
As·sad (ä-sädʹ), Hafez al-. Born c. 1928. Syrian political leader who seized control of the government in 1970 and was elected president in 1971. * * *
assafetida
assafetida or assafoetida [as΄ə fet′ə də] n. alt. sp. of ASAFETIDA * * *
assagai
/as"euh guy'/, n., pl. assagais, v.t., assagaied, assagaiing. assegai. * * *
assai
assai1 /euh suy"/; It. /ahs sah"ee/, adv. Music. very: allegro assai (very quick). [1715-25; < It: lit., enough
assail
—assailable, adj. —assailableness, n. —assailer, n. —assailment, n. /euh sayl"/, v.t. 1. to attack vigorously or violently; assault. 2. to attack with arguments, ...
assailable
See assail. * * *
assailableness
See assailable. * * *
assailant
/euh say"leuhnt/, n. 1. a person who attacks. adj. 2. Archaic. assailing; attacking; hostile. [1525-35; < MF assaillant. See ASSAIL, -ANT] * * *
assailer
See assailable. * * *
assailment
See assailable. * * *
Assal, Lake
Saline lake, central Djibouti. Situated at 515 ft (157 m) below sea level, it is the lowest point in Africa. It has been used for quarrying salt. * * * ▪ lake, ...
Assam
/as sam"/, n. a state in NE India. 17,810,000; 85,012 sq. mi. (220,181 sq. km). Cap.: Shillong. * * * State (pop., 2001 prelim.: 26,638,407), northeastern India. With an area ...
Assam States
a group of former states in NE India, most of which are now part of the state of Assam. * * *
Assamese
/as'euh meez", -mees"/, adj., n., pl. Assamese. adj. 1. of or pertaining to Assam, its inhabitants, or their language. n. 2. a native or inhabitant of Assam. 3. an Indic language ...
Assamese language
      eastern Indo-Aryan (Indic) language that is the official language of Assam state of India. The only indigenous Indo-Aryan language of the Assam valley, Assamese has ...
assassin
/euh sas"in/, n. 1. a murderer, esp. one who kills a politically prominent person for fanatical or monetary reasons. 2. (cap.) one of an order of Muslim fanatics, active in ...
assassin bug
any of numerous bugs of the family Reduviidae, feeding chiefly on other insects but including some forms that are bloodsucking parasites of mammals. Also called ...
Assassin's Creed
▪ electronic game       computer and console electronic game created and distributed in 2007 by the French game developer Ubisoft Entertainment. Assassin's Creed, one ...
assassinate
—assassination, n. —assassinative, adj. —assassinator, n. /euh sas"euh nayt'/, v.t., assassinated, assassinating. 1. to kill suddenly or secretively, esp. a politically ...
assassination
See assassinate. * * *
assassinative
See assassination. * * *
assassinator
See assassination. * * *
assassinbug
assassin bug n. Any of various predatory bugs of the family Reduviidae, which have short, curved, powerful beaks used to prey on other insects or, in certain genera, modified to ...
Assateague Island
/as"euh teeg'/ a narrow island in SE Maryland and E Virginia on Chincoteague Bay: annual wild pony roundup. 33 mi. (53 km) long. * * * ▪ island, Maryland, United ...
AssateagueIsland
As·sa·teague Island (ăsʹə-tēg') A long narrow island along the coast of Maryland and Virginia separating Chincoteague Bay from the Atlantic Ocean. It is a popular resort ...
assault
—assaultable, adj. —assaulter, n. /euh sawlt"/, n. 1. a sudden, violent attack; onslaught: an assault on tradition. 2. Law. an unlawful physical attack upon another; an ...
assault and battery
Law. an assault with an actual touching or other violence upon another. [1580-90] * * * Related but distinct crimes. Battery is the unlawful application of physical force to ...
assault boat
a portable boat used for landing troops on beaches and for crossing rivers. Also called storm boat. [1940-45] * * *
assault jacket
a protective jacketlike garment, armored so as to resist bullets, knives, etc., worn esp. by police officers for defense against attack. * * *
assault rifle
1. a military rifle capable of both automatic and semiautomatic fire, utilizing an intermediate-power cartridge. 2. a nonmilitary weapon modeled on the military assault rifle, ...
assaultand battery
assault and battery n. An assault upon a victim that is carried out by striking the victim, knocking the victim down, or otherwise doing violence to the victim. * * *
assaulter
See assault. * * *
assaultgun
assault gun n. 1. An assault weapon. 2. A turretless armored vehicle having the chassis of a tank but mounting a larger gun, used in antitank combat and infantry support. * * *
assaultive
—assaultively, adv. —assaultiveness, n. /euh sawl"tiv/, adj. tending or seeming to assault; physically aggressive: the assaultive behavior of the inmates; the assaultive ...
assaultively
See assaultive. * * *
assaultiveness
See assaultively. * * *
assaultrifle
assault rifle n. Any of various automatic or semiautomatic rifles designed for individual use in combat. * * *
assaultweapon
assault weapon n. An infantry weapon, such as an assault rifle, designed for individual use. * * *
assay
—assayable, adj. —assayer, n. v. /a say"/; n. /as"ay, a say"/, v.t. 1. to examine or analyze: to assay a situation; to assay an event. 2. Metall. to analyze (an ore, alloy, ...
assay cup
a small wine cup for tasting wine to be offered to another person. [1520-30] * * *
assay groove
(in silverwork) a furrow left in a piece by the digging out of metal for assay. * * *
assay ton
a unit of weight used in assaying ore, equivalent to 29.167 grams. [1880-85] * * *
assayable
See assay. * * *
assayer
See assayable. * * *
assaying
In chemical analysis, the process of determining proportions of metal, particularly precious metal, in ores and metallurgical products. The most important assaying technique ...
assbackwards
/as"bak"weuhrdz/, adv. Slang (sometimes vulgar). 1. in an order or way reverse from the usual: You've sewn the sleeve on assbackwards. 2. in a manner incongruously or ...
asse
/as/, n. See Cape fox. * * *
Asseb
▪ Eritrea also spelled  Assab, or Aseb,         Red Sea port, southeastern Eritrea. It lies at the entrance of Asseb Bay and is Eritrea's second most important port ...
assegai
/as"euh guy'/, n., pl. assegais, v., assegaied, assegaiing. n. 1. the slender javelin or spear of the Bantu-speaking people of southern Africa. 2. a southern African tree, ...
Asselar man
▪ human fossil       extinct human known from a skeleton found in 1927 near the French military post of Asselar, French Sudan (now Mali), by M.V. Besnard and Théodore ...
Asselian Stage
▪ geology       first of the four stages of the Lower Permian (Cisuralian) Series, encompassing all rocks deposited during the Asselian Age (299 million to 294.6 million ...
assemblage
/euh sem"blij/; for 3, 4 also Fr. /ann sahonn blannzh"/, n. 1. a group of persons or things gathered or collected; an assembly; collection; aggregate. 2. the act of assembling; ...
assemblagist
/euh sem"bleuh jist, as'ahm blah"zhist/, n. an artist who produces works of art using the techniques of assemblage. [1960-65; ASSEMBLAGE + -IST] * * *
assemble
/euh sem"beuhl/, v., assembled, assembling. v.t. 1. to bring together or gather into one place, company, body, or whole. 2. to put or fit together; put together the parts of: to ...
assemblé
Fr. /ann sahonn blay"/, n., pl. assemblés Fr. /-blay"/. Ballet. a jump in which the dancer throws one leg up, springs off the other, and lands with both feet together. [ < F, ...
assembled
/euh sem"beuhld/, adj. noting an artificial gem formed of two or more parts, as a doublet or triplet, at least one of which is a true gemstone. [1585-95; ASSEMBLE + -ED2] * * *
assembled gem
 cut jewel manufactured from two or three pieces of stone that are cemented together to create a larger stone with increased value.       A doublet is composed of two ...
assembler
/euh sem"bleuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that assembles. 2. Computers. a. Also called assembly routine. a language processor that translates symbolic assembly language into ...
Assemblies of God
the largest American Pentecostal denomination, formed in 1914 by the merger of various Pentecostal churches and marked by faith healing and speaking in tongues. Also, Assembly of ...
assembly
/euh sem"blee/, n., pl. assemblies. 1. an assembling or coming together of a number of persons, usually for a particular purpose: The principal will speak to all the students at ...
assembly district
U.S. one of a fixed number of districts into which a state is divided, each district electing one member to the lower house of the state legislature. Cf. Congressional district, ...
assembly language
a computer language most of whose expressions are symbolic equivalents of the machine-language instructions of a particular computer. [1960-65] * * * Type of low-level computer ...
assembly line
an arrangement of machines, tools, and workers in which a product is assembled by having each perform a specific, successive operation on an incomplete unit as it passes by in a ...
Assembly Member
(abbr AM) 1. a person elected to represent one of the 40 constituencies or one of the five regions into which Wales is divided for the Welsh Assembly. Each constituency elects ...
Assembly of God.
See Assemblies of God. * * *
Assembly of the Notables
notable (def. 5). * * *
assembly plant
a factory where parts for a complete unit are put together, as in automobile manufacturing. * * *
assembly routine
Computers. assembler (def. 2a). * * *
assemblylanguage
assembly language n. A programming language that is a close approximation of the binary machine code. Also called assembly code. * * *
assemblyline
assembly line n. 1. An arrangement of workers, machines, and equipment in which the product being assembled passes consecutively from operation to operation until completed. Also ...
assemblyman
/euh sem"blee meuhn/, n., pl. assemblymen. (sometimes cap.) a member of a legislative assembly, esp. a member of the lower house of the legislature in certain states of the ...
Assemblyof God
Assembly of God n. A Pentecostal congregation founded in the United States in 1914. * * *
assemblyperson
/euh sem"blee perr'seuhn/, n. (sometimes cap.) a member of a legislative assembly, esp. a member of the lower house of the legislature in certain states of the ...
assemblytime
assembly time n. Computer Science The time required for an assembler to translate symbolic language into machine instructions. * * *
assemblywoman
/euh sem"blee woom'euhn/, n., pl. assemblywomen. (sometimes cap.) a woman who is a member of a legislative assembly, esp. a member of the lower house of the legislature in ...
Assen
▪ The Netherlands       gemeente (municipality), northeastern Netherlands, at the northeastern end of the Drentsche Hoofd (also called Smilder) Canal. Founded in 1257 ...
assent
—assentingly, adv. —assentive, adj. —assentiveness, n. —assentor, assenter, n. /euh sent"/, v.i. 1. to agree or concur; subscribe to (often fol. by to): to assent to a ...
assentation
/as'en tay"sheuhn/, n. the practice of assenting readily, esp. obsequiously. [1475-85; < L assentation- (s. of assentatio). See ASSENT, -ATION] * * *
assenter
See assent. * * *
assentingly
See assenter. * * *
assentive
See assenter. * * *
assentiveness
See assenter. * * *
assentor
See assenter. * * *
Asser
/ah"seuhr/, n. Tobias /toh buy"euhs/; Du. /taw bee"ahs/, 1838-1913, Dutch jurist and statesman: Nobel peace prize 1911. * * * ▪ Welsh monk died c. 909       Welsh ...
Asser, Tobias Michael Carel
▪ Dutch jurist born April 28, 1838, Amsterdam, Neth. died July 29, 1913, The Hague  Dutch jurist, cowinner (with Alfred Fried (Fried, Alfred Hermann)) of the Nobel Prize for ...
assert
—asserter, assertor, n. —assertible, adj. /euh serrt"/, v.t. 1. to state with assurance, confidence, or force; state strongly or positively; affirm; aver: He asserted his ...
assertable
See assert. * * *
asserted
—assertedly, adv. /euh serr"tid/, adj. resting on a statement or claim unsupported by evidence or proof; alleged: The asserted value of the property was twice the amount anyone ...
assertedly
See asserted. * * *
asserter
See assertable. * * *
assertible
See assertable. * * *
assertion
—assertional, adj. /euh serr"sheuhn/, n. 1. a positive statement or declaration, often without support or reason: a mere assertion; an unwarranted assertion. 2. an act of ...
assertional
See assertion. * * *
assertive
—assertively, adv. —assertiveness, n. /euh serr"tiv/, adj. 1. confidently aggressive or self-assured; positive: aggressive; dogmatic: He is too assertive as a salesman. 2. ...
assertively
See assertive. * * *
assertiveness
See assertively. * * *
assertiveness training
a type of behavior therapy in which people are taught appropriate methods of asserting themselves in various situations through honest and direct expression of both positive and ...
assertivenesstraining
assertiveness training n. A method of training a person in direct expression and assertiveness in his or her interpersonal interactions. * * *
assertor
See assertable. * * *
assertory
—assertorily, adv. /euh serr"teuh ree/, adj. stated positively; affirmative: an assertory proposition. [1610-20; ASSERT + -ORY1] * * *
asses
asses1 /as"iz/, n. pl. of ass1. asses2 /as"iz/, n. pl. of as2. * * *
asses' bridge
Geom. See pons asinorum. * * *
assess
—assessable, adj. /euh ses"/, v.t. 1. to estimate officially the value of (property, income, etc.) as a basis for taxation. 2. to fix or determine the amount of (damages, a ...
assessable
See assess. * * *
assessed value
the value of something as determined by an assessor, esp. the value of real property. * * *
assessment
/euh ses"meuhnt/, n. 1. the act of assessing; appraisal; evaluation. 2. an official valuation of property for the purpose of levying a tax; an assigned value. 3. an amount ...
assessor
—assessorial /as'euh sawr"ee euhl, -sohr"-/, adj. —assessorship, n. /euh ses"euhr/, n. 1. a person who makes assessments, esp. for purposes of taxation. 2. an adviser or ...
assessorial
See assessor. * * *
asset
—assetless, adj. /as"et/, n. 1. a useful and desirable thing or quality: Organizational ability is an asset. 2. a single item of ownership having exchange value. 3. assets, a. ...
asseverate
/euh sev"euh rayt'/, v.t., asseverated, asseverating. to declare earnestly or solemnly; affirm positively; aver. [1785-95; < L asseveratus spoken in earnest (ptp. of asseverare), ...
asseveration
—asseverative /euh sev"euh ray'tiv, -euhr euh tiv/, asseveratory /euh sev"euhr euh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, —asseveratively, adv. /euh sev'euh ray"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of ...
asseverative
See asseveration. * * *
asshole
/as"hohl'/, n. Vulgar. 1. anus. 2. Slang. a. a stupid, mean, or contemptible person. b. the worst part of a place or thing. adj. 3. Slang. stupid, mean, or ...
Asshur
/ah"shoor/, n. Assur. * * *
assibilate
—assibilation, n. /euh sib"euh layt'/, v., assibilated, assibilating. Phonet. v.t. 1. to change into or pronounce with the accompaniment of a sibilant sound or sounds. v.i. 2. ...
assibilation
See assibilate. * * *
Assidean
/as'i dee"euhn/, n. Judaism. a member of a sect, characterized by its religious zeal and piety, that flourished in the 2nd century B.C. during the time of the Maccabees and ...
assiduity
/as'i dooh"i tee, -dyooh"-/, n., pl. assiduities. 1. constant or close application or effort; diligence; industry. 2. assiduities, devoted or solicitous attentions. [1595-1605; < ...
assiduous
—assiduously, adv. —assiduousness, n. /euh sij"ooh euhs/, adj. 1. constant; unremitting: assiduous reading. 2. constant in application or effort; working diligently at a ...
assiduously
See assiduous. * * *
assiduousness
See assiduously. * * *
assign
—assigner; Chiefly Law. assignor /euh suy nawr", as'euh nawr"/, n. /euh suyn"/, v.t. 1. to give or allocate; allot: to assign rooms at a hotel. 2. to give out or announce as a ...
assignability
See assign. * * *
assignable
—assignability, n. —assignably, adv. /euh suy"neuh beuhl/, adj. 1. capable of being specified: The word has no assignable meaning in our language. 2. capable of being ...
assignably
See assignability. * * *
assignat
/as"ig nat'/; Fr. /ann see nyann"/, n., pl. assignats /as"ig nats'/; Fr. /ann see nyann"/. Fr. Hist. one of the notes issued as paper currency from 1789 to 1796 by the ...
assignation
/as'ig nay"sheuhn/, n. 1. an appointment for a meeting, esp. a lover's secret rendezvous. 2. the act of assigning; assignment. [1400-50; late ME assignacioun < L assignation- (s. ...
assignational
See assignation. * * *
assigned counsel
any private lawyer designated by a city or county court to represent indigent defendants in criminal cases at public expense. Cf. public defender. * * * ▪ law       a ...

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