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cannellini bean
cannellini bean [kan΄ə lē′nē] n. pl. cannellini beans, cannellini a large white type of kidney bean, much used in Italian cooking * * *
can·nel·li·ni bean (kăn'ə-lēʹnē, kä'nə-) n. A large white variety of kidney bean.   [Italian cannellini, pl. of cannellino diminutive of cannello, little tube ...
/kan'l oh"nee/; It. /kahn'nel law"nee/, n. pl. tubular or rolled pieces of pasta, usually filled with a mixture of meat or poultry and often cheese and baked in a cream or tomato ...
can·ne·lure (kănʹə-lo͝or') n. A groove around the cylinder of a bullet.   [French, alteration of cannelature, from Old Italian cannellatura, from cannello, small tube. ...
/kan"euhr/, n. 1. a person who cans meat, fruit, etc., for preservation. 2. an animal yielding meat of poor quality, suitable only for canning. [1865-70, Amer.; CAN2 + -ER1] * * *
/kan"euh ree/, n., pl. canneries. a factory where foodstuffs, as meat, fish, or fruit are canned. [1865-70, Amer.; CAN2 + -ERY] * * *
/kan, kanz/; Fr. /kannn/, n. a city in SE France, on the Mediterranean Sea: resort; annual film festival. 71,080. * * * City (pop., 1999: 67,304), southeastern France. Located ...
Cannes Film Festival
➡ Fahrenheit 9/11 * * * Film festival held annually in Cannes, France. First held in 1946 for the recognition of artistic achievement, the festival came to provide a ...
/kan'i teel"/; Fr. /kannn tee"yeu/, n. a gold or silver thread with a spiral twist, formerly much used in embroidery. [ < Sp cañatillo, dim of cañuto pipe, tube ( < Mozarabic) ...
—cannibally, adv. /kan"euh beuhl/, n. 1. a person who eats human flesh, esp. for magical or religious purposes, as among certain tribal peoples. 2. any animal that eats its own ...
—cannibalistic, adj. —cannibalistically, adv. /kan"euh beuh liz'euhm/, n. 1. the eating of human flesh by another human being. 2. the eating of the flesh of an animal by ...
See cannibalism. * * *
See cannibalize. * * *
—cannibalization, n. /kan"euh beuh luyz'/, v., cannibalized, cannibalizing. v.t. 1. to subject to cannibalism. 2. to remove parts, equipment, assets, employees, etc., from (an ...
/kan"i kin/, n. 1. a small can or drinking cup. 2. a small wooden bucket. Also, canikin. [1560-70; < MD cannekijn little can, equiv. to canne CAN2 + -kijn -KIN] * * *
cannily [kan′ə lē] adv. in a canny manner * * * See canny. * * *
canniness [kan′ē nis] n. the quality of being canny * * * See cannily. * * *
/kan"ing/, n. the act, process, or business of preserving cooked food by sealing in cans or jars. [1870-75, Amer.; CAN2 + -ING1] * * * Method of preserving food from spoilage by ...
/kan"ing/, n. 1. Charles John, 1st Earl, 1812-62, British statesman: governor general of India 1856-62. 2. his father, George, 1770-1827, British statesman: prime minister ...
Canning Basin
▪ region, Western Australia, Australia also called  Desert Artesian Basin        arid sedimentary basin in northwestern Western Australia. Occupying a largely ...
Canning, Charles John Canning, Earl
▪ British official also called  (1837–59) Viscount Canning of Kilbrahan   born December 14, 1812, London, England died June 17, 1862, London  statesman and ...
Canning, George
born April 11, 1770, London, Eng. died Aug. 8, 1827, Chiswick, near London British politician. As a young man, he came under the influence of William Pitt, who helped him win a ...
Canning, Stratford, Viscount Stratford (of Redcliffe)
born Nov. 4, 1786, London, Eng. died Aug. 14, 1880, Frant, Sussex British diplomat. A cousin of George Canning, he served as minister to Switzerland (1814–18) and later to ...
Canning,Earl Charles John
Can·ning (kănʹĭng), Earl Charles John. 1812-1862. British colonial administrator who was governor-general (1856-1858) and first viceroy (1858-1862) of India. * * *
Canning, George. 1770-1827. British politician who served as foreign secretary (1807-1809 and 1822-1827) and prime minister (1827). * * *
/kan'euh zahr"oh/; It. /kahn'need dzahrdd"rddaw/, n. Stanislao /stah'neez lah"aw/, 1826-1910, Italian chemist. * * *
Cannizzaro, Stanislao
▪ Italian chemist Introduction born July 13, 1826, Palermo, Sicily, Kingdom of the Two Sicilies [Italy] died May 10, 1910, Rome, Italy       Italian chemist who was ...
Can·nock (kănʹək) An urban district of west-central England north-northwest of Birmingham. It is the center of a mining area based at Cannock Chase, a nearby moorland. ...
Cannock Chase
▪ district, England, United Kingdom       district, administrative and historic county of Staffordshire, west-central England. The southern portion of the Staffordshire ...
/keuh noh"lee/; It. /kahn naw"lee/, n.pl. Italian Cookery. tubular pastry shells stuffed with a sweetened filling of whipped ricotta and often containing nuts, citron, or bits of ...
/kan"euhn/, n., pl. cannons, (esp. collectively) cannon, v. n. 1. a mounted gun for firing heavy projectiles; a gun, howitzer, or mortar. 2. Brit. Mach. quill (def. 10). 3. ...
/kan"euhn/, n. 1. Annie Jump /jump/, 1863-1941, U.S. astronomer. 2. Joseph Gurney /gerr"nee/, ("Uncle Joe"), 1836-1926, U.S. politician and legislator. * * * Long-range ...
cannon bone
Zool. the greatly developed middle metacarpal or metatarsal bone of hoofed quadruped mammals, extending from the hock to the fetlock. [1825-35; CANNON in obs. sense "tube"] * * *
cannon fodder
soldiers, esp. infantrymen, who run the greatest risk of being wounded or killed in warfare. [1890-95] * * *
Cannon, Annie Jump
▪ American astronomer born Dec. 11, 1863, Dover, Del., U.S. died April 13, 1941, Cambridge, Mass.       American astronomer who specialized in the classification of ...
Cannon, Harriet Starr
▪ American religious leader born May 7, 1823, Charleston, S.C., U.S. died April 5, 1896, Peekskill, N.Y.       19th-century American religious leader, a cofounder of ...
Cannon, Joseph (Gurney)
born May 7, 1836, Guilford county, N.C., U.S. died Nov. 12, 1926, Danville, Ill. U.S. politician. He began practicing law in Illinois in 1859. Elected to the U.S. House of ...
Cannon, Joseph Gurney
▪ American politician byname  Joe Cannon   born May 7, 1836, Guilford county, North Carolina, U.S. died November 12, 1926, Danville, Illinois  American politician who was a ...
Cannon, Walter B(radford)
born Oct. 19, 1871, Prairie du Chien, Wis., U.S. died Oct. 1, 1945, Franklin, N.H. U.S. neurologist and physiologist. He was the first to use X rays in physiological studies. ...
Cannon, Walter Bradford
▪ American neurologist born Oct. 19, 1871, Prairie du Chien, Wis., U.S. died Oct. 1, 1945, Franklin, N.H.       American neurologist and physiologist who was the first ...
Cannon,Annie Jump
Can·non (kănʹən), Annie Jump. 1863-1941. American astronomer noted for her work on classifying stellar spectra. * * *
Cannon,Joseph Gurney
Cannon, Joseph Gurney. Known as “Uncle Joe.” 1836-1926. American politician who as Republican speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (1903-1911) was known for his ...
/kan'euh nayd"/, n., v., cannonaded, cannonading. n. 1. a continued discharge of cannon, esp. during an attack. 2. an attack, as of invective or censure, suggestive of cannon ...
/kan"euhn bawl'/, n. Also, cannon ball. 1. a missile, usually round and made of iron or steel, designed to be fired from a cannon. 2. Tennis. a served ball that travels with ...
cannonball tree
▪ tree       (Couroupita guianensis), tall, soft-wooded tree, of the family Lecythidaceae, native to northeastern South America and notable for its large, spherical ...
cannonball tree n. A South American tree (Couroupita guianensis) bearing globose woody fruits on its trunk and main branches. The hard shells of the fruits are used to make ...
cannon bone n. A supporting bone of the leg in some hoofed mammals, analogous to the metacarpus of the hand or the metatarsus of the foot in humans. * * *
—cannoneering, n. /kan'euh near"/, n. an artilleryman. [1555-65; < MF canonnier. See CANNON, -EER] * * *
cannon fodder n. Soldiers, sailors, or other military personnel regarded as likely to be killed or wounded in combat. * * *
/kan"euhn ree/, n., pl. cannonries. 1. a discharge of artillery. 2. artillery (def. 1). [1830-40; CANNON + -RY] * * *
/kan"ot, ka not", keuh-/, v. 1. a form of can not. 2. cannot but, have no alternative but to: We cannot but choose otherwise. [1350-1400; ME] Usage. CANNOT is sometimes also ...
—cannulation, n. /kan"yeuh leuh/, n., pl. cannulas, cannulae /-lee'/. Surg. a metal tube for insertion into the body to draw off fluid or to introduce medication. Also, ...
/kan"yeuh leuhr/, adj. shaped like a cannula; tubular. Also, cannulate /kan"yeuh layt', -lit/, canular, canulate. [1815-25; CANNUL(A) + -AR1] * * *
can·nu·late also can·u·late (kănʹyə-lāt') tr.v. can·nu·lat·ed, can·nu·lat·ing, can·nu·lates To insert a cannula into (a bodily cavity, duct, or vessel), as for ...
See cannulate. * * *
—canniness, n. /kan"ee/, adj., cannier, canniest, adv. adj. 1. careful; cautious; prudent: a canny reply. 2. astute; shrewd; knowing; sagacious: a canny negotiator. 3. skilled; ...
Cano, Alonso
born March 19, 1601, Granada, Spain died Sept. 3, 1667, Granada Spanish painter, sculptor, and architect. He studied in Sevilla with Francisco Pacheco and was active as court ...
Cano, Juan Sebastián del
▪ Spanish navigator Cano also spelled  Elcano  born c. 1476, Guetaria, Vizcaya, Castile [now Spain] died Aug. 4, 1526, at sea        Basque navigator who completed ...
Cano, Melchor
▪ Spanish theologian Melchor also spelled  Melchior   born c. 1509, , Tarancon, Spain died Sept. 30, 1560, Toledo       Dominican theologian and bishop who upheld ...
/keuh noh"euhs/; Port. /kah naw"ahs/, n. a city in SE Brazil, N of Pôrto Alegre. 148,798. * * * ▪ Brazil       city, eastern Rio Grande do Sul estado (state), ...
—canoeist, n. /keuh nooh"/, n., v., canoed, canoeing. n. 1. any of various slender, open boats, tapering to a point at both ends, propelled by paddles or sometimes sails and ...
canoe birch.
See paper birch. [1800-10, Amer.] * * *
canoe cedar
      common name usually applied to giant arborvitae (q.v.) but also used for a species of false cypress (q.v.). * * *
canoe slalom
a competitive event in which a canoeist maneuvers through a slalom course, usually in white water. [1970-75] * * *
canoe birch n. See paper birch. * * *
Use of a canoe or kayak for recreation or competition. Both types of boat are used in water touring, in speed competitions, and in white-water sport, or navigation through ...
See canoe. * * *
canof worms
can of worms n. Informal pl. cans of worms A source of unforeseen and troublesome complexity. * * *
/kan"l euh/, n. a variety of rapeseed that contains reduced levels of erucic acid, making its oil palatable for human consumption, and reduced levels of a toxic glucosin, making ...
canola (oil)
canola (oil) or canola [kə nō′lə] n. 〚
canon1 —canonlike, adj. /kan"euhn/, n. 1. an ecclesiastical rule or law enacted by a council or other competent authority and, in the Roman Catholic Church, approved by the ...
/kan"yeuhn/, n. canyon. * * * Musical form and compositional technique. Canons are characterized by having a melody that is imitated at a specified time interval by one or more ...
Canon City
/kan"yeuhn/ a town in central Colorado. 13,037. * * * ▪ Colorado, United States also spelled  Cañon City        city, seat (1861) of Fremont county, south-central ...
canon law
—canon lawyer. the body of codified ecclesiastical law, esp. of the Roman Catholic Church as promulgated in ecclesiastical councils and by the pope. [1300-50; ME] * * * Body ...
Canon Law, Code of
▪ canon law Latin  Codex Juris Canonici,        official compilation of ecclesiastical law promulgated in 1917 and again, in revised form, in 1983, for Roman ...
canon regular
canon regular n. pl. canons regular R.C.Ch. a clergyman of certain religious communities following a monastic rule * * *
/keuh non"chet, -chit/, n. (Nanuntenoo) died 1676, Narragansett leader: executed by colonists. * * *
/kan"euh nis/, n. a member of a Christian community of women living under a rule but not under a vow. [1675-85; CANON2 + -ESS] Usage. See -ess. * * *
canonic [kə nän′ik] adj. 1. CANONICAL 2. of, or in the manner of, a musical canon * * *
—canonically, adv. /keuh non"i keuhl/, adj. Also, canonic. 1. pertaining to, established by, or conforming to a canon or canons. 2. included in the canon of the Bible. 3. ...
canonical age
Eccles. the age specified by canon law when a person becomes eligible to participate in a certain rite or hold a certain office. * * *
canonical ensemble
▪ physics       in physics, a functional relationship for a system of particles that is useful for calculating the overall statistical and thermodynamic behaviour of the ...
canonical hour
Eccles. any of certain periods of the day set apart for prayer and devotion: these are matins and lauds, prime, tierce, sext, nones, vespers, and compline. [1400-50; late ME] * * ...
canonical hours
▪ music       in music, settings of the public prayer service (divine office) of the Roman Catholic Church (Roman Catholicism), divided into Matins, Lauds, Prime, Terce, ...
canonical hours pl.n. Ecclesiastical 1. The times of day at which canon law prescribes certain prayers to be said. These times are matins with lauds, prime, tierce, sext, nones, ...
See canonical. * * *
canonicals [kə nän′ikəlz] pl.n. the clothes prescribed by canon for a clergyman when conducting services * * * ca·non·i·cals (kə-nŏnʹĭ-kəlz) pl.n. ...
canonicate [kə nn̈′ikət, kə nän′ikāt΄] n. CANONRY (sense 1) * * *
/kan'euh nis"i tee/, n. the quality of being canonical. [1790-1800; < L canonic(us) according to rule (see CANON2) + -ITY] * * *
/keuh non"i keuhs/, n. c1565-1647, Narragansett leader: yielded Rhode Island to Roger Williams 1636. * * *
—canonistic, canonistical, adj. /kan"euh nist/, n. a person who is a specialist in canon law. [1350-1400; ME. See CANON1, -IST] * * *
See canonist. * * *
See canonistic. * * *
See canonize. * * * Official act of a Christian church declaring a deceased member worthy of veneration and entering his or her name in the canon (authorized list) of ...
—canonization, n. —canonizer, n. /kan"euh nuyz'/, v.t., canonized, canonizing. 1. Eccles. to place in the canon of saints. 2. to glorify. 3. to make canonical; place or ...
See canonization. * * *
canon law n. The body of officially established rules governing the faith and practice of the members of a Christian church. * * *
/kan"euhn ree/, n., pl. canonries. the office or benefice of a canon. [1475-85; CANON2 + -RY] * * *
canons regular.
See under canon2 (def. 2). [1350-1400; ME] * * *
/kan"euhnz berrg'/, n. a city in SW Pennsylvania. 10,459. * * *
/kan"euhn ship'/, n. the position or office of canon; canonry. [1525-35; CANON2 + -SHIP] * * *
—canoodler, n. /keuh noohd"l/, v.t., v.i., canoodled, canoodling. Slang. caress, fondle, or pet amorously. [1855-60; perh. CA(RESS) + NOODLE2] * * *
See canoodle. * * *
/keuh noh"pik, -nop"ik/, adj. pertaining to Canopus. [1875-80; < L Canopicus of CANOPUS; see -IC] * * *
canopic jar
a jar used in ancient Egypt to contain the entrails of an embalmed body. Also, Canopic jar. Also called canopic vase. [1890-95] * * * In ancient Egyptian funerary ritual, a ...
canopic urn
canopic urn [kə nō′pik] n. 〚< L Canopicus, after CANOPUS1〛 an urn used in ancient Egypt to hold and preserve the internal organs of the mummified dead: also canopic jar ...
/keuh noh"peuhs/, n. 1. Astron. a first-magnitude star in the constellation Carina: the second brightest star in the heavens. 2. an ancient seacoast city in Lower Egypt, 15 mi. ...
Canopus, Decree of
▪ Egyptian inscription       ancient bilingual, trigraphic Egyptian (Egyptian language) decree that provided a key for deciphering hieroglyphic and demotic scripts. The ...
/kan"euh pee/, n., pl. canopies, v., canopied, canopying. n. 1. a covering, usually of fabric, supported on poles or suspended above a bed, throne, exalted personage, or sacred ...
—canorously, adv. —canorousness, n. /keuh nawr"euhs, -nohr"-/, adj. melodious; musical. [1640-50; < L canorus, equiv. to canor- (s. of canor song, equiv. to can(ere) to sing ...
See canorous. * * *
See canorously. * * *
Canosa di Puglia
▪ Italy Latin  Canusium,         town, Puglia (Apulia) region, southeastern Italy, on the right bank of the Ofanto (ancient Aufidus) River, overlooking the Tavoliere ...
/keuh nos"euh/; It. /kah naws"sah/, n. 1. a ruined castle in N Italy: scene of the penance of Emperor Henry IV of the Holy Roman Empire before Pope Gregory VII in 1077. 2. go to ...
/kan'euh tyay"/, n. a fabric constructed in a twill weave, used in the manufacture of yachting clothes. [ < F: boatman, equiv. to canot open boat (earlier canoe < Sp canoa CANOE, ...
/keuh noh"veuh/; It. /kah naw"vah/, n. Antonio /ahn taw"nyaw/, 1757-1822, Italian sculptor. * * *
Canova, Antonio
born , Nov. 1, 1757, Possagno, Republic of Venice died Oct. 13, 1822, Venice Italian sculptor. Apprenticed to a sculptor at an early age, he opened his own studio in Venice by ...
Canova, Antonio, marchese d'Ischia
▪ Italian sculptor born , Nov. 1, 1757, Possagno, Republic of Venice died Oct. 13, 1822, Venice  Italian sculptor, one of the greatest exponents of Neoclassicism. Among his ...
Ca·no·va (kə-nōʹvə), Antonio. 1757-1822. Italian sculptor who was an important figure in the development of neoclassicism. * * *
Cánovas del Castillo, Antonio
▪ prime minister of Spain born February 8, 1828, Málaga, Spain died August 8, 1897, Santa Agueda, Guipúzcoa  Spanish historian, statesman, and prime minister, whose ...
/kahonn rddaw berdd"/, n. François Certain /frddahonn swann" serdd taonn"/, 1809-95, French marshal. * * *
Canrobert, Certain
▪ French politician in full  François-Certain Canrobert  born June 27, 1809, Saint-Céré, Fr. died Jan. 28, 1895, Paris  soldier and political figure who as a marshal of ...
/kan"soh/, n. 1. Cape, a cape in SE Canada, the NE extremity of Nova Scotia. 2. Strait of, Also called Gut of Canso. a channel in SE Canada that separates mainland Nova Scotia ...
Canso, Strait of
or Canso Gut Channel, Nova Scotia, Canada. Separating mainland Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island, it is 4.5 mi (23 km) long and 1 mi (2 km) wide, with depths of 200 ft (60 m). ...
Canso,Strait of
Can·so (kănʹsō), Strait of or Gut of A narrow channel between Cape Breton Island and the northeast mainland of Nova Scotia, Canada. * * *
/kanst/, v. Archaic. 2nd pers. sing. pres. of can. * * *
cant1 —cantingly, adv. /kant/, n. 1. insincere, esp. conventional expressions of enthusiasm for high ideals, goodness, or piety. 2. the private language of the underworld. 3. ...
cant dog
/kant/. See cant hook. * * *
cant frame
1. any of several frames bracketed aft of the transom of a ship and inclined slightly to the fore-and-aft direction. 2. any transverse frame not perpendicular to the fore-and-aft ...
cant hook
/kant/ a wooden lever with a movable iron hook and a blunt, often toothed tip near the lower end, used chiefly for grasping and canting, or turning over logs. Also called cant ...
cant strip
/kant/ an inclined or beveled strip of wood, for changing the pitch of a roof slope or for rounding out the angle between a flat roof and an adjoining parapet. * * *
1. Canterbury. 2. Cantonese. * * *
Cantab abbrev. Cantabrigian * * *
Cantabrigian. * * *
/kahn tah"bi lay', -bee-, keuhn-/; It. /kahn tah"bee le'/, Music. adj. 1. songlike and flowing in style. adv. 2. in a cantabile manner. [1720-30; < It < LL cantabilis worth ...
▪ Spanish people       ancient Iberian tribe thought to have a strong Celtic element; its people were subdued by the Romans (ancient Rome) after protracted campaigns ...
Cantabria [kan tā′brē ə] region of N Spain, on the Bay of Biscay: 2,042 sq mi (5,289 sq km); pop. 527,000; cap. Santander * * * Historical region, autonomous community ...
Cantabrian Mountains
Cantabrian Mountains [kan tā′brē ən] mountain range in N & NW Spain, parallel to the Bay of Biscay: highest peak, 8,687 ft (2,648 m) * * * Mountain range, northern ...
Can·ta·bri·an Mountains (kăn-tāʹbrē-ən) A range of northern Spain extending about 483 km (300 mi) along the coast of the Bay of Biscay from the Pyrenees to Cape ...
/kan'teuh brij"ee euhn/, adj. 1. of Cambridge, England, or Cambridge University. 2. of Cambridge, Mass., or Harvard University. n. 3. a native or inhabitant of Cambridge, England ...
/kahonn tannl"/, n. a department in S central France. 166,549. 2231 sq. mi. (5780 sq. km). Cap.: Aurillac. * * *
/kan tah"leuh/, n. 1. a cordage fiber obtained from the leaves of a tropical plant, Agave cantala. 2. the plant itself. Also called maguey. [1910-15; < NL, the species name ...
/kan"tl ee'veuhr, -ev'euhr/, n., v.i., v.t. cantilever. Also, cantaliver /kan"tl ee'veuhr/. * * *
/kan"tl ohp'/, n. 1. a variety of melon, Cucumis melo cantalupensis, of the gourd family, having a hard scaly or warty rind, grown in Europe, Asia, and the United States. 2. a ...
Cantalupo, Jim
▪ 2005 James Richard Cantalupo        American businessman (b. Nov. 14, 1943, Oak Park, Ill.—d. April 19, 2004, Orlando, Fla.), established the McDonald's Corp. as an ...
—cantankerously, adv. —cantankerousness, n. /kan tang"keuhr euhs/, adj. disagreeable to deal with; contentious; peevish: a cantankerous, argumentative man. [1765-75; perh. ...
See cantankerous. * * *
See cantankerously. * * *
/kan tahr"/, n. Pros. a poem consisting of four-line stanzas, each line having eight syllables. [ < Sp: song, poem (n. use of v. inf.) < L cantare to sing] * * * ▪ Spanish ...
Cantar de Mio Cid
▪ Spanish epic poem (English: “Song of My Cid”),also called  Poema De Mio Cid,         Spanish epic poem of the mid-12th century, the earliest surviving monument ...
/keuhn tah"teuh/, n. 1. a choral composition, either sacred and resembling a short oratorio or secular, as a lyric drama set to music but not to be acted. 2. a metrical narrative ...
/kan'teuh tree"chay, -trees"/; It. /kahn'tah trddee"che/; Fr. /kahonn tann trddees"/, n., pl. cantatrices /-tree"chayz, -tree"seuhz/; Fr. /-trddees"/, cantatrici /-tree"chee/; ...
cante jondo
▪ music       (Andalusian Spanish: “deep song,” or “grand song”), the most serious and deeply moving variety of flamenco, or Spanish Gypsy song. The cante jondo ...
/kan teen"/, n. 1. a small container used esp. by soldiers and hikers for carrying water or other liquids. 2. a general store and cafeteria at a military base. 3. a place where ...
Canteloube, Joseph
▪ French composer born October 21, 1879, Annonay, France died November 4, 1957, Paris       French composer, pianist, and folk-song (folk music) collector best known ...
Cantelupe, Saint Thomas de
▪ English saint also called  Thomas Of Cantelupe, or Thomas Of Hereford, Cantelupe  also spelled  Cantilupe  born c. 1218, , Hambleden, Buckinghamshire, Eng. died Aug. 25, ...
canter1 /kan"teuhr/, n. 1. an easy gallop. v.t., v.i. 2. to move or ride at a canter. [1745-55; short for Canterbury to ride at a pace like that of Canterbury ...
/kan"teuhr ber'ee, -beuh ree/, n., pl. canterburies. 1. a stand having sections for holding magazines, sheet music, or loose papers. 2. a supper tray with partitions for cutlery ...
—Canterburian /kan'teuhr byoor"ee euhn/, adj. /kan"teuhr ber'ee, -beuh ree/ or, esp. Brit., /-bree/, n. 1. a city in E Kent, in SE England: cathedral; early ecclesiastical ...
Canterbury and York, Convocations of
▪ religious meeting       in the Church of England, ecclesiastical assemblies of the provinces of Canterbury and of York that meet two or three times a year and, since ...
Canterbury bells
(used with a sing. or pl. v.) a plant, Campanula medium, cultivated for its showy, bell-shaped violet-blue, pink, or white flowers in loose clusters. [1570-80] * * *
Canterbury Plains
▪ region, New Zealand       lowland area of east-central South Island, New Zealand. The plains cover an area of 150 by 45 miles (240 by 70 km) bordering on the Pacific ...
Canterbury Tales
Canterbury Tales n. an unfinished literary work by Chaucer, largely in verse, consisting of stories told by pilgrims on their way to the shrine of St. Thomas à Becket at ...
Canterbury Tales, The
an uncompleted sequence of tales by Chaucer, written for the most part after 1387. * * *
Canterbury, archbishop of
       Archbishops of Canterbury Archbishops of Canterburyin the Church of England (England, Church of), the primate of all England and archbishop of the ecclesiastical ...
Canterbury bells pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb) A European biennial herb (Campanula medium) widely cultivated for its showy, bell-shaped, blue, pink, or white ...
can·ter·ing rhythm (kănʹtə-rĭng) n. See gallop. * * *
Canth, Minna
▪ Finnish author in full  Ulrika Vilhelmina Canth , née  Johnsson  born March 19, 1844, Tampere, Russian Finland died May 12, 1897, Kuopio  novelist and dramatist, a ...
/kan thar"i deez'/, n.pl., sing. cantharis /kan thar"is/. 1. See Spanish fly (def. 1). 2. cantharis. See Spanish fly (def. 2). [1350-1400; ME < L, pl. of cantharis < Gk ...
can·thar·i·din (kăn-thărʹĭ-dĭn) n. A bitter crystalline compound, C10H12O4, that is the active ingredient of cantharides and produces blistering of the skin. * * *
cantharis [kan′thə ris] n. pl. cantharides [kan thar′ə dēz΄] 〚see CANTHARIDES〛 SPANISH FLY (sense 1) * * * can·tha·ris (kănʹthər-ĭs) n. pl. can·thar·i·des ...
/kan"theuhr euhs/, n., pl. canthari /-theuh ruy'/. kantharos. [ < L < Gk kántharos] * * *
can·thi (kănʹthī') n. Plural of canthus. * * *
can·thi·tis (kăn-thīʹtĭs) n. Inflammation of the canthus. * * *
cant hook Precision Graphics n. A wooden lever with a movable metal hook near one end, used for handling logs. It is similar to a peavey but has a blunt tip, often with ...
—canthal, adj. /kan"theuhs/, n., pl. canthi /-thuy/. Anat. the angle or corner on each side of the eye, formed by the junction of the upper and lower lids. [1640-50; < NL, L < ...
/kan"ti keuhl/, n. 1. one of the nonmetrical hymns or chants, chiefly from the Bible, used in church services. 2. a song, poem, or hymn esp. of praise. [1175-1225; ME ( < OF) < L ...
Canticle of Canticles
Douay Bible. See Song of Solomon, The. * * *
Canticleof Canticles
Canticle of Canticles n. Bible Abbr. Cant. The Song of Songs. * * *
Canticles [kan′ti kəlz] n. SONG OF SOLOMON: abbrev. Ca: also, in the Douay Bible, Canticle of Canticles * * *
/kan"ti keuhm/, n., pl. cantica /-ti keuh/. part of an ancient Roman drama chanted or sung and accompanied by music. Cf. diverbium. [ < L, equiv. to cant(us) song (see CANTO, ...
▪ Spanish music       genre of 13th-century Spanish monophonic, or unison, song, often honouring the Virgin Mary. The most famous collection is a manuscript, the ...
/kahonn tee nyee"/, n. a village in N France, S of Amiens: first major battle of U.S. forces in World War I, May 1918. * * *
/kan'tl ee"neuh/, n. a simple, lyric, melodic passage for voice or instrument. [1730-40; < It < L cantilena refrain, perh. by dissimilation from *cantilela, deriv. of cantus ...
/kan"tl ee'veuhr, -ev'euhr/, n. 1. any rigid structural member projecting from a vertical support, esp. one in which the projection is great in relation to the depth, so that the ...
cantilever bridge
cantilever bridge n. a bridge whose span is formed by two cantilevers projecting toward each other, sometimes with an extra section between them * * *
cantilever foundation
a building foundation supporting its load partly or wholly upon cantilevers. * * *
cantilever bridge n. A bridge formed by two projecting beams or trusses that are joined in the center by a connecting member and are supported on piers and anchored by ...
—cantillation, n. /kan"tl ayt'/, v.t., cantillated, cantillating. to chant; intone. [1860-65; < LL cantillatus sung low, hummed (ptp. of cantillare), equiv. to cant- sing (see ...
cantillation [kant΄'l ā′shən] n. 〚< cantillate, chant (< L cantillatus, pp. of cantillare, hum, sing low < cantare: see CHANT) & -ION〛 in Jewish liturgy, a chanting or ...
/kahonn tee yawonn"/, n. Richard /rddee shannrdd"/; Eng. /rich"euhrd/, c1680-1734, French economist, born in Ireland. * * *
Cantillon, Richard
▪ Irish economist born 17th century, , Ballyheige, County Kerry, Ire. died May 14, 1734, London       Irish economist and financier who wrote one of the earliest ...
/kan tee"neuh/; Sp. /kahn tee"nah/, n., pl. cantinas /-neuhz/; Sp. /-nahs/. Southwestern U.S. a saloon; bar. [1835-45, Amer.; < Sp < It; see CANTEEN] * * *
▪ 1994       (MARIO MORENO REYES), Mexican comic actor (b. Aug. 12, 1911, Mexico City, Mexico—d. April 20, 1993, Mexico City), was idolized in Latin America for his ...
/kan"ting/, adj. affectedly or hypocritically pious or righteous: a canting social reformer. [1560-70; CANT1 + -ING2] * * *
See cant2. * * *
See cantingly. * * *
/kan"tl/, n. 1. the hind part of a saddle, usually curved upward. See illus. under saddle. 2. a corner; piece; portion: a cantle of land. [1275-1325; ME cantel ( < AF) < ML ...
/kant"ling/, n. a layer of burnt brick lying directly over a clamp of bricks being fired. [1610-20; CANTLE + -ING1] * * *
/kan"toh/, n., pl. cantos. one of the main or larger divisions of a long poem. [1580-90; < It < L cant(us) singing, song, equiv. to can(ere) to sing + -tus suffix of v. action; ...
—cantonal, adj. —cantonalism, n. /kan"tn, -ton, kan ton"/ for 1-7; /kan ton", -tohn" or/, esp. Brit., /-toohn"/ for 8, n. 1. a small territorial district, esp. one of the ...
/kan ton", kan"ton/ for 1; /kan"tn/ for 2-5, n. 1. Also called Kwangchow, Guangzhou, Kuangchou. Older Spelling. a seaport in and the capital of Guangdong province, in SE China, ...
Canton crepe
a thin, light, silk or rayon crepe with a finely wrinkled surface, heavier in texture than crepe de Chine. [1860-65; named after CANTON, China] * * *
Canton enamel
Chinese enamelware similar to Limoges. [1905-10; after CANTON, China] * * *       Chinese painted enamel, so named for the principal place of its manufacture, Canton. ...
Canton flannel
a plain-weave or twill-weave cotton fabric with a long, fleecy nap usually on one side only, used for sportswear, undergarments, backings and linings, etc. [1880-85; after ...
canton ginger
preserved or crystallized ginger of fine quality. [after CANTON, China] * * *
Canton linen.
See grass cloth. * * *
Canton River
/kan ton"/. See Zhu Jiang. * * *
Canton system
System of trade that developed between Chinese and foreign merchants in the southern China city of Guangzhou (Canton). From 1759 to 1842, all foreign trade coming into China was ...
Canton, John
▪ British physicist born July 31, 1718, Stroud, Gloucestershire, Eng. died March 22, 1772, London       British physicist and teacher.       The son of a weaver, ...
Cantona, Eric
▪ 1994       Eric Cantona was sometimes described as the most talented and controversial footballer of his generation. Yet the onetime enfant terrible of France became ...
See canton. * * *
Can·ton crepe (kănʹtŏn') n. A soft, silk or rayon fabric with a finely crinkled texture, similar to but heavier than crêpe de Chine.   [After Canton (Guangzhou), China.] * ...
/kan'tn eez", -ees"/, n., pl. Cantonese, adj. n. 1. a Chinese language spoken in Canton, the surrounding area of southern China, and Hong Kong. 2. a native or inhabitant of ...
Cantonese language
Chinese (Pinyin)  Yueyu , (Wade-Giles romanization)  Yüeh-yü         variety of Chinese spoken by more than 55 million people in Guangdong and southern Guangxi ...
Can·ton flannel (kănʹtŏn') n. Flannelette.   [AfterCanton (Guangzhou), China.] * * *
Can·ton Island (kăn'tŏnʹ, kănʹtŏn', -tən) See Kanton Island. * * *
—cantonization, n. /kan"tn uyz', -teuh nuyz', kan ton"uyz/, v.t., cantonized, cantonizing. canton (def. 7). Also, esp. Brit., cantonise. [1595-1605; CANTON + -IZE] * * *
/kan ton"meuhnt, -tohn"-/; esp. Brit. /kan toohn"meuhnt/, n. 1. a camp, usually of large size, where men are trained for military service. 2. military quarters. 3. the winter ...
Can·ton porcelain (kănʹtŏn') n. Porcelain having a blue or white underglaze, decorated in the enameling workshops of Canton (now Guangzhou) and exported from China during ...
/kan"teuhr, -tawr/, n. 1. the religious official of a synagogue who conducts the liturgical portion of a service and sings or chants the prayers and parts of prayers designed to ...
/kan"teuhr/; Ger. /kahn"tawrdd/, n. Georg /gay awrddk"/, 1845-1918, German mathematician, born in Russia. * * * In Judaism and Christianity, an official in charge of music or ...
Cantor set
Math. the set obtained from the closed interval from 0 to 1 by removing the middle third from the interval, then the middle third from each of the two remaining sets, and ...
Cantor, Eddie
orig. Edward Israel Iskowitz born Jan. 31, 1892, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Oct. 10, 1964, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif. U.S. comedian and singer. As a child, Cantor clowned ...
Cantor, Georg
born March 3, 1845, St. Petersburg, Russia died Jan. 6, 1918, Halle, Ger. German mathematician, founder of set theory. He was the first to examine number systems, such as the ...
Cantor, Moritz Benedikt
▪ German mathematician born Aug. 23, 1829, Mannheim, Baden died April 10, 1920, Heidelberg, Ger.  German historian of mathematics, one of the greatest of the 19th ...
Can·tor (kănʹtər), Eddie. 1892-1964. American entertainer known especially for his energetic, goggle-eyed performances in vaudeville and Broadway reviews. * * *
/kan tawr"ee euhl, -tohr"-/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to a cantor. 2. cantoris. [1785-95; CANTOR + -IAL] * * *
/kan tawr"is, -tohr"-/, adj. of or pertaining to the gospel or liturgical north side of a church (opposed to decani). Also, cantorial. [1635-45; < L, gen. of cantor CANTOR] * * *
/kahn"trip/, n. 1. Chiefly Scot. a magic spell; trick by sorcery. 2. Chiefly Brit. artful shamming meant to deceive. [1710-20; appar. dissimilated var. of OE calcatrippe; see ...
▪ Italy       town, Lombardia ( Lombardy) regione, northern Italy, southeast of Como city. The town has miscellaneous industries, principally the manufacture of ...
/kan"teuhs/, n., pl. cantus. See cantus firmus. [1580-90; < L; see CANTO] * * *
cantus firmus
/kan"teuhs ferr"meuhs/ 1. the ancient traditional unisonal plainchant of the Christian Church, having its form set and its use prescribed by ecclesiastical tradition. 2. Music. a ...
can·tus fir·mus (kăn'təs fîrʹməs, fûrʹ-) n. A preexisting melody used as the basis of a polyphonic composition, especially in 14th- and 15th-century ...
—cantily, adv. —cantiness, n. /kan"tee, kahn"-/, adj. Chiefly Scot. cheerful; lively. [1715-25; < LG kantig lively; akin to CANT3] * * *
/keuh nuk"/, n. Slang (sometimes offensive). a Canadian, esp. a French Canadian. [1825-35; perh. ult. to be identified with kanaka Hawaiian, South Sea islander ( < Hawaiian; see ...
/kan"yeuh leuh/, n., pl. canulas, canulae /-lee'/. Surg. cannula. * * *
/kan"yeuh leuhr/, adj. cannular. Also, canulate /kan"yeuh layt', -lit/. * * *
can·u·late (kănʹyə-lāt') v. & adj. Variant of cannulate. * * *
/keuh nooht", -nyooht"/, n. A.D. 994?-1035, Danish king of England 1017-35; of Denmark 1018-35; and of Norway 1028-35. Also, Cnut, Knut. * * *
Canute (I)
▪ king of England, Denmark, and Norway byname  Canute the Great , Danish  Knut , or  Knud, den Store , Norwegian  Knut den Mektige  died Nov. 12, 1035  Danish king of ...
Canute IV
▪ king of Denmark byname  Canute the Holy , or  Saint Canute , Danish  Knut , or  Knud, Den Hellige , or  Sankt Knut , or  Knud  born c. 1043 died July 10, 1086, ...
Canute the Great
Danish Knut died Nov. 12, 1035 Danish king of England (1016–35), Denmark (1019–35), and Norway (1028–35). He helped his father, Sweyn I, invade England in 1013. Sweyn ...
Canute VI
▪ king of Denmark born 1163, Denmark died Nov. 12, 1202, Denmark       king of Denmark (coregent, 1170–82; king, 1182–1202), during whose reign Denmark withdrew ...
—canvaslike, adj. /kan"veuhs/, n. 1. a closely woven, heavy cloth of cotton, hemp, or linen, used for tents, sails, etc. 2. a piece of this or similar material on which a ...
/kan"veuhs bak'/, n., pl. canvasbacks, (esp. collectively) canvasback. a North American wild duck, Aythya valisineria, the male of which has a whitish back and a reddish-brown ...
canvas duck n. A fabric made of lightweight cotton or linen. * * *
—canvasser, n. /kan"veuhs/, v.t. 1. to solicit votes, subscriptions, opinions, or the like from. 2. to examine carefully; investigate by inquiry; discuss; debate. v.i. 3. to ...
See canvass. * * *
➡ elections * * *
Canvey Island
▪ island, England, United Kingdom       low-lying island on the north shore of the Thames estuary, Castle Point borough, administrative and historic county of Essex, ...
/kan"yeuhn/, n. a deep valley with steep sides, often with a stream flowing through it. Also, cañon. [1835-45, Amer.; < AmerSp, Sp cañón a long tube, a hollow, equiv. to ...
/kan"yeuhn/, n. a town in N Texas. 10,724. * * * I Very narrow, deep valley cut by a river through resistant rock and having steep, almost vertical sides. Canyons occur most ...
Canyon de Chelly National Monument
Preserve, northeastern Arizona, U.S. Located on the Navajo Indian reservation immediately east of Chinle, the preserve was established in 1931 and occupies 131 sq mi (339 sq ...
canyon wind
/wind/ 1. a nocturnal, down-canyon flow of air caused by the cooling of the canyon walls. Cf. valley wind. 2. a wind modified in direction and speed by being forced to blow ...
Canyonde Chelly
Can·yon de Chel·ly (kănʹyən də shāʹ) A canyon in northeast Arizona containing the ruins of spectacular Anasazi cliff dwellings built between A.D. 350 and 1300. * * *
Canyonlands National Park
/kan"yeuhn landz'/ a national park in SE Utah, at the junction of the Colorado and Green rivers: site of geologic interest. 527 sq. mi. (1366 sq. km). * * * Park, southeastern ...
/kan zoh"neuh/; It. /kahn tsaw"nah/, n., pl. canzone /-nay/; It. /-ne/. canzone. * * * ▪ music Italian  canzone (“song” or “chanson”) , plural  canzoni ...
/kan zoh"nee/; It. /kahn tsaw"ne/. n., pl. canzones, canzoni /-nee/ 1. a variety of lyric poetry in the Italian style, of Provençal origin, that closely resembles the ...
Canzoneri, Tony
▪ American boxer born November 6, 1908, Slidell, Louisiana, U.S. died December 9, 1959, New York, New York       American professional boxer who held world ...
/kan'zeuh net"/, n. an early polyphonic song of dancelike character. [1585-95; < It canzonetta. See CANZONE, -ETTE] * * * ▪ vocal music also called  canzonetta , Italian ...
(as used in expressions) Cao Cao Cao Dai Cao Zhan * * *
Cao Cao
or Ts'ao Ts'ao born AD 155, Boxian, China died 220, Luoyang Chinese general who, at the end of the Han dynasty, assumed imperial prerogatives. Cao Cao rose to prominence when ...
Cao Dai
Syncretist modern Vietnamese religious movement with a strongly nationalist political character. Cao Dai draws on ethical precepts from Confucianism, occult practices from ...
Cao Lanh
▪ Vietnam       city, located about 75 miles (120 km) west and slightly south of Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), southwestern Vietnam. Cao Lanh is on the left bank ...

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