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Chandernagore
Chandernagore or Chandernagor [chun΄dər nə gôr′chun΄dər nə gor′] former var. of CHANDANNAGAR * * * ▪ India also called  Chandannagar        city, ...
Chandigarh
/chun'di gur"/, n. a city in and a union territory of India, in the N part: joint capital of Punjab and Haryana states. 450,061. * * * City (pop., 2001 prelim.: 808,796) and ...
chandler
/chand"leuhr, chahnd"-/, n. 1. a person who makes or sells candles and sometimes other items of tallow or wax, as soap. 2. a dealer or trader in supplies, provisions, etc., of a ...
Chandler
/chand"leuhr, chahnd"-/, n. 1. Charles Frederick, 1836-1925, U.S. scientist, educator, and public-health expert. 2. Raymond (Thornton), 1888-1959, U.S. writer of detective ...
Chandler period
the period of the oscillation (Chandler wobble) of the earth's axis, varying between 416 and 433 days. [1955-60; after Seth Chandler (1846-1913), U.S. astronomer] * * *
Chandler wobble
Chandler wobble n. a slight, irregular nutation of the earth's rotational axis with a period of c. 428 days * * *
Chandler, Alfred DuPont, Jr.
▪ 2008       American business historian born Sept. 15, 1918, Guyencourt, Del. died May 9, 2007, Cambridge, Mass. won the Pulitzer Prize for history in 1978 for his ...
Chandler, Happy
▪ American politician and baseball commissioner byname of  A.b. Chandler,  in full  Albert Benjamin Chandler  born July 14, 1898, Corydon, Ky., U.S. died June 15, 1991, ...
Chandler, Norman
▪ American publisher born September 14, 1899, Los Angeles, California, U.S. died October 20, 1973, Los Angeles       American newspaper publisher who helped change the ...
Chandler, Otis
▪ 2007       American publisher (b. Nov. 23, 1927, Los Angeles, Calif.—d. Feb. 27, 2006, Ojai, Calif.), inherited the stewardship of the Los Angeles Times from his ...
Chandler, Raymond
▪ American writer in full  Raymond Thornton Chandler   born July 23, 1888, Chicago, Ill., U.S. died March 26, 1959, La Jolla, Calif.       American author of ...
Chandler, Raymond (Thornton)
born July 23, 1888, Chicago, Ill., U.S. died March 26, 1959, La Jolla, Calif. U.S. writer of detective fiction. Chandler worked as an oil-company executive in California before ...
Chandler, Seth Carlo
▪ American astronomer born Sept. 17, 1846, Boston, Mass., U.S. died Dec. 31, 1913, Wellesley Hills, Mass.       American astronomer best known for his discovery ...
Chandler, William Eaton
▪ American politician born Dec. 28, 1835, Concord, N.H., U.S. died Nov. 30, 1917, Concord  American politician and Republican Party official who played a major role in ...
Chandler, Zachariah
▪ American politician born Dec. 10, 1813, Bedford, N.H., U.S. died Nov. 1, 1879, Chicago, Ill.  American politician, one of the leaders of the Radical Republicans (Radical ...
Chandler,Raymond Thornton
Chandler, Raymond Thornton. 1888-1959. American novelist noted for creating the character Philip Marlowe, a tough and cynical detective. His works include The Big Sleep (1939) ...
chandlery
/chand"leuh ree, chahnd"-/, n., pl. chandleries. 1. a storeroom for candles. 2. the warehouse, wares, or business of a chandler. [1595-1605; CHANDLER + -Y3] * * *
Chandos, Grey Brydges, 5th Baron
▪ British noble born c. 1579/80 died August 10, 1621, Spa [now in Belgium]       British nobleman whose lavish lifestyle earned him the nickname “King of the ...
Chandos, James Brydges, 1st Duke of, Marquess Of Carnarvon, Earl Of Carnarvon, Viscount Wilton, 9th Baron Chandos Of Sudeley
▪ British noble born Jan. 6, 1673 died Aug. 9, 1744       English nobleman, patron of composer George Frideric Handel.       The son and heir of James Brydges, ...
Chandos, John Brydges, 1st Baron
▪ British knight born 1490? died April 12, 1557, Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire, England       knight prominent in England's Tudor period.       Brydges was ...
Chandos, Sir John
▪ English military officer died Jan. 1, 1370, Mortemer, France       English military captain, soldier of fortune, and a founding member of the Order of the Garter ...
Chandpur
▪ Bangladesh       river port, south-central Bangladesh, situated at the confluence of the Dakatia and Meghna (Meghna River) rivers. It is a major jute-shipping centre, ...
Chandra
(as used in expressions) Bose Subhas Chandra Chandra Gupta II Chatterjee Bankim Chandra Bankim Chandra Cattopadhyay Chandra Mohan Jain * * *
Chandra Gupta
▪ emperor of India also called  Chandra Gupta Maurya  or  Maurya        (reigned c. 321–c. 297 BCE), founder of the Mauryan dynasty (Mauryan empire) and the first ...
Chandra Gupta I
▪ king of India       king of India (reigned 320 to c. 330 CE) and founder of the imperial Gupta dynasty. He was the grandson of Sri Gupta, the first known ruler of the ...
Chandra Gupta II
or Candra Gupta II or Vikramaditya flourished 4th–5th centuries AD, India Powerful emperor (r. с 380–с 415) of the Gupta dynasty of northern India. A grandson of Chandra ...
Chandra Shekhar
▪ prime minister of India born July 1, 1927, Ibrahimpatti, India died July 8, 2007, New Delhi  politician and legislator, who served as prime minister of India from November ...
Chandra X-ray Observatory
▪ United States satellite  U.S. satellite, one of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) fleet of “Great Observatories” satellites, which is designed ...
Chandragiri
▪ India       town in southeastern Andhra Pradesh state, southeastern India. It lies about 80 miles (130 km) northwest of Chennai (Madras). Chandragiri is ...
Chandragupta
/chun'dreuh goop"teuh/, n. (Chandragupta Maurya) died 286? B.C., king of northern India 322?-298 B.C.: founder of the Maurya empire. Greek, Sandrakottos or Sandrocottus. * * *
Chandragupta Maurya
or Candra Gupta Maurya flourished 4th–3rd centuries BC, India Founder of the Maurya dynasty and the first emperor (r. с 321–с 297 BC) to unify most of India under one ...
Chandrapur
▪ India formerly  Chanda        city, eastern Maharashtra (Mahārāshtra) state, western India, situated along the Wardha River. The name means “Village of the ...
Chandrasekhar
Chandrasekhar [chun΄drə sā′kər] Subrahmanyan [sub΄rə män′yən] 1910-95; U.S. astrophysicist, born in India * * *
Chandrasekhar limit
/shahn'dreuh say"kahr/, Astron. the mass limit above which a star has too much mass to become a white dwarf after gravitational collapse, approximately 1.44 solar ...
Chandrasekhar, Subrahmanyan
born Oct. 19, 1910, Lahore, India died Aug. 21, 1995, Chicago, Ill., U.S. Indian-born U.S. astrophysicist. He left the University of Cambridge to join the staff of the ...
Chandrasekhar,Subrahmanyan
Chan·dra·se·khar (shän'drə-sāʹkär, chŭn'drə-shāʹkər), Subrahmanyan. 1910-1995. Indian-born American astrophysicist. He shared a 1983 Nobel Prize for research on the ...
Chandrayaan-1
▪ Indian space probe  the first lunar space probe of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Launched on Oct. 22, 2008, Chandrayaan-1 (chandrayaan is Hindi for “moon ...
Chanel
/sheuh nel"/; Fr. /shann nel"/, n. Gabrielle /gann brddee el"/, ("Coco"), 1882-1971, French fashion designer. * * *
Chanel, Coco
▪ French designer in full  Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel  born Aug. 19, 1883, Saumur, France died Jan. 10, 1971, Paris  French fashion designer who ruled over Parisian haute ...
Chanel, Gabrielle
known as Coco Chanel born Aug. 19, 1883, Saumur, France died Jan. 10, 1971, Paris French fashion designer. Little is known of her early life. In 1913 she opened a millinery ...
Chanel,Gabrielle Bonheur
Cha·nel (shə-nĕlʹ), Gabrielle Bonheur. Known as “Coco.” 1883-1971. French fashion designer famous for her tailored suits and dresses and for her line of perfumes, ...
Chaney
/chay"nee/, n. Lon /lon/, 1883-1930, U.S. film actor. * * * (as used in expressions) Chaney Lon Alonso Chaney John Griffith Chaney * * *
Chaney, Lon
in full Alonso Chaney born April 1, 1883, Colorado Springs, Colo., U.S. died Aug. 26, 1930, Los Angeles, Calif. U.S. film actor. Born to deaf-mute parents, he learned ...
Chaney,Lon
Cha·ney (chāʹnē), Lon. 1883-1930. American actor known for his performances as monsters in horror movies, particularly The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) and The Phantom of ...
chanfron
/chan"freuhn/, n. a piece of plate armor for defending a horse's head. Also, chamfron. Also called frontstall. [late ME shamfron < AF, OF champfrein, perh. for *chafrein (with ...
Chang
Chang [chäŋ] largest river and chief commercial highway of China, flowing from Tibet into the East China Sea near Shanghai: 3,964 mi (6,379 km): former transliteration ...
Chang and Eng
▪ American showmen born May 1811, Meklong, Siam [Thailand] died January 16/17, 1874, Mount Airy, North Carolina, U.S.  congenitally joined twins who gained worldwide fame for ...
Chang Hsueh-liang
▪ 2002       Chinese warlord (b. June 3, 1901, Haicheng, China—d. Oct. 14, 2001, Honolulu, Hawaii), kidnapped Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek in 1936 in an attempt ...
Chang Jiang
/chahng" jyahng"/, Pinyin. a river in E Asia, flowing from the Tibetan plateau through central China to the East China Sea. ab. 3200 mi. (5150 km) long. Also called Yangtze, ...
Chang Kuo-lao
▪ Chinese mythology Pinyin  Zhang Guolao,  also called  (Wade–Giles romanization) Chang Kuo,    in Chinese mythology, one of the Pa Hsien, the Eight Immortals of ...
Chang Ling
▪ Chinese religious leader in full  Chang Tao-ling,  Pinyin  Zhang Daoling  born AD 34, ?, P'ei, Kiangsu, China—?d. 156, Han-chung       the founder and the first ...
Chang Sŭng-ŏp
▪ Korean painter also called  Owon (Korean: “My Garden”)   born 1843, Taewŏn, Korea [now in South Korea] died 1897, Seoul       an outstanding painter of the ...
Chang Tso-lin
/jahng" tsoh"lin"/ 1873-1928, Chinese general: military ruler of Manchuria 1918-28. * * * ▪ Chinese warlord Pinyin  Zhang Zuolin,  byname  Old Marshal   born 1873, ...
Chang'an
or Ch'ang-an Ancient capital of China during the Han, Sui, and Tang dynasties, near present-day Xi'an. From the mid-4th century it was a centre of Buddhist studies. Wendi, ...
Chang'e 1
▪ Chinese lunar probe       the first lunar probe launched by the China National Space Administration. The satellite is named for a goddess who, according to Chinese ...
Chang, Eileen
▪ 1996       (CHANG AI-LING), Chinese writer (b. Sept. 30, 1920, Shanghai, China—found dead Sept. 8, 1995, Los Angeles, Calif.), wrote sad, bitter love stories that ...
Chang, Iris Shun-Ru
▪ 2005       American historian (b. March 28, 1968, Princeton, N.J.—d. Nov. 9, 2004, Los Gatos, Calif.), documented, in the best-selling book The Rape of Nanking: The ...
Chang, Morris
▪ 2000       While the Asian economic crisis battered such regional powerhouses as Japan, South Korea, and China in the late 1990s, the economy of tiny Taiwan remained ...
Chang-Díaz, Franklin
▪ Costa Rican-American physicist and astronaut born April 5, 1950, San José, Costa Rica    Costa Rican-born American physicist and the first Hispanic astronaut. Chang-Díaz ...
Chang-hua
▪ Taiwan       shih (municipality) and seat of Chang-hua hsien (county), west central Taiwan, situated southwest of T'ai-chung in the centre of the western coastal ...
Changamire Dynasty
▪ African dynasty       dynasty that ruled a vast area in central Africa between the Zambezi and Limpopo rivers (now in Zimbabwe). The dynasty was the greatest power in ...
Changan
/chahng"ahn"/, n. Pinyin, Wade-Giles. former name of Xian. * * *
Changbai Mountains
▪ mountains, Asia Chinese (Pinyin)  Changbai Shan , or  (Wade-Giles romanization)  Ch'ang-pai Shan , Korean  Changbaek-sanjulgi        mountain range forming the ...
Changchiak'ou
Chin. /chahng"jyah"koh"/, n. Wade-Giles. Zhangjiakou. * * *
Changchiakou
Changchiakou [chäŋ′jyä′kō′] a former transliteration of ZHANGJIAKOU * * *
Changchou
/chang"chow"/; Chin. /chahng"joh"/, n. Wade-Giles. Zhangzhou. Also, Older Spelling, Changchow. * * *
Changchow
Chang·chow (chängʹjōʹ) See Changzhou. * * *
Changchun
/chahng"choon"/, n. Pinyin, Wade-Giles. a city in and the capital of Jilin province, in NE China: former capital of Manchuria. 1,200,000. Formerly, Hsinking. * * * or ...
Changde
/chahng"due"/, n. Pinyin. a city in N Hunan province, in E China. 225,000. Also, Changteh. * * * ▪ China Wade-Giles romanization  Ch'ang-te        city in northern ...
change
—changedness /chayn"jid nis, chaynjd"-/, n. /chaynj/, v., changed, changing, n. v.t. 1. to make the form, nature, content, future course, etc., of (something) different from ...
Change in Share Price of Selected U.S. Blue-Chip Stocks
▪ Table Change in Share Price of Selected U.S. Blue-Chip Stocks1 (in U.S. dollars) Company Starting price January 2004 Closing price year-end 2004 Percent change General ...
Change in Share Price of Selected U.S. Blue-Chip Stocks 1
▪ Table Change in Share Price of Selected U.S. Blue-Chip Stocks1 (in U.S. dollars) Company Starting price January 2005 Closing price year-end 2005 Percent change General ...
Change in Share Price of Selected U.S. Blue-Chip Stocks 2
▪ Table (in U.S. dollars)   Company Starting price January 2003 Closing price year-end 2003 Percent change General Electric Co. 23.85 30.98 29.90 Microsoft ...
change key
a key opening only one lock. * * *
change of heart
a reversal of one's feelings, intentions, opinions, etc.: At first Mother said we couldn't go, but she had a change of heart and let us. [1820-30] * * *
change of life
menopause. [1825-35] * * *
change of pace
1. a temporary shift or variation in a normal routine or regular pattern of activity: Reading a mystery novel has been a real change of pace for me. 2. Also called change-up ...
change of venue
Law. the removal of a trial to another jurisdiction. * * *
change ringing
the art of ringing a series of tuned bells of different tones, as those hung in a church tower, according to any of various orderly sequences. [1870-75] * * * Traditional ...
change-ringing
➡ bells and bell-ringing * * *
change-up
☆ change-up [chānj΄up΄ ] n. Baseball a pitch thrown with the same motion as another pitch, usually a fast ball, but with less speed * * *
changeability
See changeable. * * *
changeable
—changeability, changeableness, n. —changeably, adv. /chayn"jeuh beuhl/, adj. 1. liable to change or to be changed; variable. 2. of changing color or appearance: changeable ...
changeableness
See changeability. * * *
changeably
See changeability. * * *
changeful
—changefully, adv. —changefulness, n. /chaynj"feuhl/, adj. full of changes; variable; inconstant. [1600-10; CHANGE + -FUL] * * *
changefully
See changeful. * * *
changefulness
See changefully. * * *
changeless
—changelessly, adv. —changelessness, n. /chaynj"lis/, adj. unchanging; constant; steadfast. [1570-80; CHANGE + -LESS] * * *
changeling
/chaynj"ling/, n. 1. a child surreptitiously or unintentionally substituted for another. 2. (in folklore) an ugly, stupid, or strange child left by fairies in place of a pretty, ...
changemaker
/chaynj"may'keuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that changes bills or coins for ones of smaller denominations. 2. a device for supplying coins of specific denominations when a key is ...
changement de pied
Fr. /shahonnzh mahonndeu pyay"/, pl. changements de pied Fr. /shahonnzh mahonndeu pyay"/. Ballet. a jump in which the dancer's feet are reversed from the starting ...
changeof heart
change of heart n. pl. changes of heart A reversal of one's opinion, attitude, or feelings. * * *
changeof life
change of life n. Menopause. * * *
changeover
/chaynj"oh'veuhr/, n. a conversion or complete change from one thing, condition, or system to another, as in equipment, personnel, methods of production, etc.: a changeover to ...
changepocket
/chaynj"pok'it/, n. a small pocket or compartment for holding coins. [CHANGE + POCKET] * * *
changer
/chayn"jeuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that changes something. 2. See record changer. 3. Obs. a moneychanger. [1350-1400; ME. See CHANGE, -ER1] * * *
changeringing
change ring·ing (rĭngʹĭng) n. The ringing of a set of chimes or bells, especially in a belltower, with every possible unrepeated variation. * * *
changeroom
/chaynj"roohm', -room'/, n. a room for use in changing one's clothes. [CHANGE + ROOM] * * *
changes
➡ bells and bell-ringing * * *
Changes in Consumer Prices in Less Developed Countries, Table
▪ Table % change from preceding year Area 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994{1} All less ...
Changes in Consumer Prices in Less-Developed Countries
▪ Table Changes in Consumer Prices in Less-Developed Countries % change from preceding year Area 2000 2001 2002 2003 20041 All less-developed ...
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▪ Table Changes in Consumer Prices in Less-Developed Countries % change from preceding year Area 2001 2002 2003 2004 20051 All less-developed ...
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▪ Table Changes in Consumer Prices in Less-Developed Countries % change from preceding year   Area 1997 1998 1999 2000 20011 All less-developed countries   9.7 10.5   ...
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▪ Table % change from preceding year   Area 1998 1999 2000 2001 20021 All less-developed countries 10.5 6.9 6.1 5.7 5.6 Regional ...
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▪ Table % change from preceding year   Area 1999 2000 2001 2002 20031 All less-developed countries 6.5 5.8 5.8 5.3 5.9 Regional ...
Changes in Consumer Prices in Less-Developed Countries, Table
▪ 2001 Table IV. Changes in Consumer Prices in Less-Developed Countries % change from preceding year Area 1996 1997 1998 1999 20001 All less-developed countries 15.3   ...
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▪ Table Table V. Changes in Consumer Prices in Less-Developed Countries % change from preceding year   Area 1993 1994 1995 1996 19971 All less-developed countries   ...
Changes in Output in Less Developed Countries, Table
▪ Table % annual change in real gross domestic product Area 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994* All less developed ...
Changes in Output in Less-Developed Countries
▪ Table Changes in Output in Less-Developed Countries % annual change in real gross domestic product Area 2000 2001 2002 2003 20041 All less-developed ...
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▪ Table Changes in Output in Less-Developed Countries % annual change in real gross domestic product Area 2001 2002 2003 2004 20051 All less-developed ...
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▪ Table % annual change in real gross domestic product   Area 1999 2000 2001 2002 20031 All less-developed countries 3.9 5.7 4.1 4.6 5.0 Regional ...
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▪ Table Changes in Output in Less-Developed Countries % annual change in real gross domestic product   Area 1997 1998 1999 2000 20011 All less-developed countries 5.8   ...
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▪ Table % annual change in real gross domestic product   Area 1998 1999 2000 2001 20021 All less-developed countries 3.5 4.0 5.7 3.9 4.2 Regional ...
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▪ 2001 Table III. Changes in Output in Less-Developed Countries % annual change in real gross domestic product Area 1996 1997 1998 1999 20001 All less-developed ...
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▪ Table Table IV. Changes in Output in Less-Developed Countries         % annual change in real gross domestic product Area 1992 1993 1994 1995 19961 All ...
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changeup
change·up (chānjʹŭp') n. Baseball A pitch intended to look like a fastball, which actually approaches the plate at a slow speed, thereby causing the batter to swing ...
changgo
▪ musical instrument also spelled  changko  or  changgu    hourglass-shaped (waisted) drum used in much of Korea's traditional music. It is about 66 cm (26 inches) long ...
Changhua
Changhua [chäŋ′hwä′] city in W Taiwan: pop. 186,000 * * *
changing bag
a lightproof bag with openings made to fit closely around the arms, used in place of a darkroom in some photographic procedures. * * *
changing room
Brit. a locker room, usually with showers, for athletes. [1935-40] * * *
Changing the Guard
a traditional and formal ceremony that takes place in London, England, when one set of soldiers guarding a royal building replaces another on duty. It takes place every day in ...
changing tone
cambiata. Also called changing note. * * *
Changing U.S. Workforce
▪ 1994 Introduction by Mary H. Cooper       When the latest recession in the U.S. officially ended in March 1991, workers had reason to hope for better times. Mindful ...
ChangJiang
Chang Jiang (chängʹ jyängʹ) or Yang·tze River (yăngʹsēʹ, -tsēʹ, yängʹdzŭʹ) The longest river of China and of Asia, flowing about 5,551 km (3,450 mi) from Xizang ...
Changsha
/chahng"shah"/, n. Pinyin, Wade-Giles. a city in and the capital of Hunan province, in SE China. 825,000. * * * or Ch'ang-sha City (pop., 1999 est.: 1,334,036), capital of ...
Changshu
▪ China Wade-Giles romanization  Ch'ang-shu        city in southern Jiangsu (Kiangsu) sheng (province), China. Changshu is situated in the coastal plain some 22 miles ...
changsŭng
▪ Korean religion       (Korean: “long life”), wooden or stone pole carved with a human face and placed at the entrance (and sometimes to the north, south, east, and ...
Changteh
/chahng"du"/, n. Older Spelling. Changde. * * *
Changzhi
▪ China Wade-Giles romanization  Ch'ang-chih , formerly (until 1912)  Lu'an        city in southeastern Shanxi (Shansi) sheng (province), China. It is situated in ...
Changzhou
/chahng"joh"/, n. Pinyin. a city in S Jiangsu province, in E China. 300,000. Also, Ch'angchou. Formerly, Wujin. * * * ▪ China Wade-Giles romanization ...
chank
/changk/, v.i. Chiefly New Eng. and West Midland U.S. to eat noisily or greedily. [1870-75; expressive v. akin to CHAMP1, CHOMP] * * *
Chankiang
Chan·kiang (chänʹkyängʹ, jänʹjyängʹ) See Zhanjiang. * * *
channel
channel1 —channeler; esp. Brit., channeller, n. /chan"l/, n., v., channeled, channeling or (esp. Brit.) channelled, channelling. n. 1. the bed of a stream, river, or other ...
channel back
an upholstered chair or sofa back having deep vertical grooves. * * *
channel bass
/bas/. See red drum. [1885-90, Amer.] * * *
channel black.
See gas black. * * *
channel catfish
a food fish, Ictalurus punctatus, common in fresh waters throughout central U.S. See illus. under catfish. Also called channel cat. [1830-40, Amer.] * * *
Channel Country
▪ region, Queensland, Australia       pastoral region situated primarily in southwestern Queensland, Australia, but extending slightly into northeastern South Australia ...
Channel Four
a British commercial terrestrial television station that started broadcasting in 1982 and can be seen all over Britain, except Wales, which has S4C. It is paid for by selling its ...
channel iron
a rolled steel or iron shape having a U-shaped cross section, with two narrower sides at right angles to a broader one. See illus. under shape. Also called channel ...
Channel Islands
a British island group in the English Channel, near the coast of France, consisting of Alderney, Guernsey, Jersey, and smaller islands. 126,156; 75 sq. mi. (194 sq. km). * * ...
Channel Tunnel
(also infml the Chunnel) a rail tunnel under the English Channel between England and France. There have been proposals for a tunnel since the 19th century, but political and ...
channel-surf
—channel surfer. /chan"l serrf'/, v.i. to change from one channel on a television set to another with great or unusual frequency, esp. by using a remote control. [1985-90, ...
channelbass
channel bass n. See red drum. * * *
channelbill
/chan"l bil'/, n. a large, gray Australian cuckoo, Scythrops novaehollandiae, with a grooved bill. Also called channel-billed cuckoo /chan"l bild'/. [CHANNEL1 + BILL2] * * *
channelblack
channel black n. A type of carbon black formed by exposing an iron plate to a natural gas flame and collecting the deposited soot.   [From channel1.] * * *
channelcatfish
channel catfish n. A freshwater food fish (Ictalurus punctatus) common to the central United States. Also called channel cat. * * *
channeler
channeler or channeller [chan′əl ər] n. a person or thing that channels; specif., a MEDIUM (n. 7) * * * See channel1. * * *
channeling
/chan"l ing/, n. 1. Archit., Furniture. ornamentation with flutes or channels. 2. the practice of professedly entering a meditative or trancelike state in order to convey ...
ChannelIslands
Chan·nel Islands (chănʹəl) A group of British islands in the English Channel off the coast of northern France. Settled by Norse mariners, the islands became part of the ...
channelization
See channelize. * * *
channelize
—channelization, n. /chan"l uyz'/, v.t., v.i., channelized, channelizing. to channel. Also, esp. Brit., channelise. [1600-10; CHANNEL1 + -IZE] * * *
channelsurfer
See channel-surf. * * *
Channel–Port aux Basques
▪ Newfoundland, Canada       town on the southwestern tip of Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. It is the terminal for car ferries across Cabot Strait ...
channery
/chan"euh ree/, n. an accumulation of thin, flat, coarse fragments of sandstone, limestone, or schist with diameters up to 6 in. (15 cm): used in Scotland and Ireland for ...
Channing
/chan"ing/, n. 1. Edward, 1856-1931, U.S. historian. 2. William Ellery /el"euh ree/, 1780-1842, U.S. Unitarian clergyman and writer. * * *
Channing, Edward
▪ American historian in full  Edward Perkins Channing  born June 15, 1856, Dorchester, Massachusetts, U.S. died January 7, 1931, Cambridge       American historian ...
Channing, Walter
▪ American physician born April 15, 1786, Newport, R.I. died July 27, 1876, Brookline, Mass. U.S.       U.S. physician and one of the founders of the Boston Lying-In ...
Channing, William Ellery
born April 7, 1780, Newport, R.I., U.S. died Oct. 2, 1842, Bennington, Vt. U.S. Unitarian clergyman. He studied theology at Harvard University and became a successful preacher. ...
Channing,William Ellery
Chan·ning (chănʹĭng), William Ellery. 1780-1842. American religious leader whose writings and sermons led to the emergence of Unitarianism. * * *
chanoyu
/chah"naw yooh"/, n. a Japanese ceremony at which tea is prepared, served, and taken with an ancient and involved ritual. [ < Japn, equiv. to cha TEA + no (particle) + yu hot ...
chanson
/shan"seuhn/; Fr. /shahonn sawonn"/, n., pl. chansons /-seuhnz/; Fr. /-sawonn"/. any of several types of song with French lyrics, occurring from the Middle Ages to the present in ...
chanson à personnages
▪ French song French“song with characters”       medieval French song in the form of a dialogue, often between a husband and a wife, a knight and a shepherdess, or ...
chanson d'amour
/shahonn sawonn dann moohrdd"/, pl. chansons d'amour /shahonn sawonn dann moohrdd"/. French. love song. * * *
chanson de geste
/shahonn sawonn deuh zhest"/, pl. chansons de geste /shahonn sawonn deuh zhest"/. (in medieval French literature) an epic poem written in assonant verse or rhyme about historical ...
Chanson de Roland
Fr. /shahonn sawonn deuh rddoh lahonn"/ (English, The Song of Roland), a chanson de geste (c1100) relating Roland's brave deeds and death at Roncesvalles and Charlemagne's ...
Chanson de Roland, La
▪ French epic poem English  The Song of Roland   Old French epic poem that is probably the earliest (c. 1100) chanson de geste and is considered the masterpiece of the ...
chanson de toile
▪ French poetry       an early form of French lyric poetry (literature) dating from the beginning of the 12th century. The poems consisted of short monorhyme stanzas ...
chansonde geste
chanson de geste (də zhĕstʹ) n. pl. chansons de geste Any of more than 80 Old French epic poems of the 11th to the 14th centuries celebrating the deeds of historical or ...
chansonette
/shahonn saw net"/; Eng. /shan'seuh net"/, n., pl. chansonettes /-saw net"/; Eng. /-seuh nets"/. French. a little song; ditty. * * *
chansonnier
/shahn'seuhn yay"/; Fr. /shahonn saw nyay"/, n., pl. chansonniers /-seuhn yayz"/; Fr. /-saw nyay"/. a singer or writer of chansons, esp. a cabaret performer who specializes in ...
chant
—chantable, adj. —chantingly, adv. /chant, chahnt/, n. 1. a short, simple melody, esp. one characterized by single notes to which an indefinite number of syllables are ...
Chant de guerre pour l'armée du Rhin
Fr. /shahonn deuh gerdd" poohrdd lannrdd may" dyuu rddaonn"/ Marseillaise. * * *
chant royal
▪ French poetry       fixed form of verse developed by French poets of the 13th to the 15th century. Its standard form consisted in the 14th century of five stanzas of ...
chantage
/shahonn tannzh"/, n. French. blackmail. [1870-75] * * *
Chantal, Saint Jane Frances of
▪ Catholic nun French  Sainte Jeanne-françoise De Chantal,  original name  Jeanne-françoise Frémiot, Barone (baroness) De Chantal   born Jan. 28, 1572, Dijon, Fr. died ...
chantant
/shahn tahonn"/; Fr. /shahonn tahonn"/, adj. Music. melodious; tuneful. [1780-90; < F: prp. of chanter to sing; see CHANT] * * *
chantefable
Fr. /shahonnt fah"bleu/, n., pl. chantefables /-fah"bleu/. (in medieval French literature) a prose narrative interspersed with verse. [ < F; see CHANT, FABLE] * * * ▪ ...
chanter
—chantership, n. /chan"teuhr, chahn"-/, n. 1. a person who chants; singer. 2. a chorister; precentor. 3. the chief singer or priest of a chantry. 4. the pipe of a bagpipe ...
chanterelle
/shan'teuh rel", chan'-/, n. a mushroom, Cantharellus cibarius, having a bright yellow-to-orange funnel-shaped cap, a favorite edible species in France. [1765-75; < F < NL ...
chanteur
/shan terr"/; Fr. /shahonn tuerdd"/, n., pl. chanteurs /-terrz/; Fr. /-tuerdd"/. a male singer, esp. one who sings in nightclubs and cabarets. [ < F; OF chanteor; see CHANTER, ...
chanteuse
/shan toohs"/; Fr. /shahonn tuez"/, n., pl. chanteuses /-tooh"siz/; Fr. /-tuez"/. a female singer, esp. one who sings in nightclubs and cabarets. [1885-90; < F, fem. of CHANTEUR; ...
chantey
/shan"tee, chan"-/, n., pl. chanteys. a sailors' song, esp. one sung in rhythm to work. Also, chanty, shantey, shanty. [1855-60; alter. of F chanter to sing; see CHANT] * * *
Chanthaburi
▪ Thailand also called  Chantabun        town, eastern Thailand. Chanthaburi is a commercial centre near the mouth of the Chanthaburi River, serving the region's ...
Chanthakuman
▪ king of Luang Prabang also called  Chandakumara, Chantharad, Tiantha-koumane   born 1799 died Aug. 23, 1870, Luang Prabang       ruler of the Lao kingdom of Luang ...
chanticleer
/chan"teuh klear'/, n. Now Literary. a rooster: used as a proper name in medieval fables. Also, chantecler /chan"teuh klair'/. [1250-1300; ME Chauntecler < OF Chantecler n. use ...
Chantilly
/shan til"ee/; Fr. /shahonn tee yee"/, n. 1. a town in N France, N of Paris: lace manufacture. 10,684. 2. (sometimes l.c.) Also called Chantilly lace. a delicate silk, linen, or ...
Chantilly lace
Lace made at Chantilly, north of Paris, from the 17th century. The silk laces that made the town famous date from the 18th century. Black, white, and blond lace (derived from ...
Chantilly porcelain
Either of two types of soft-paste porcelain produced from с 1725 to с 1800 at Chantilly, France. In the first type, made until с 1750, an opaque, milk-white tin glaze was ...
chantingly
See chant. * * *
chantress
/chan"tris, chahn"-/, n. a woman who chants or sings. [1400-50; late ME chanteresse. See CHANTER, -ESS] Usage. See -ess. * * *
Chantrey, Sir Francis Legatt
▪ British sculptor born April 7, 1781, Norton, Derbyshire, Eng. died Nov. 25, 1841, London       prolific early 19th-century English sculptor whose work is noted for ...
chantry
/chan"tree, chahn"-/, n., pl. chantries. Eccles. 1. an endowment for the singing or saying of Mass for the souls of the founders or of persons named by them. 2. a chapel or the ...
chanty
/shan"tee, chan"-/, n., pl. chanties. chantey. * * *
Chanukah
/khah"neuh keuh, hah'-/; Ashk. Heb. /khah"neuh keuh/; Seph. Heb. /khah nooh kah"/, n. Judaism. Hanukkah. * * *
Chanute
/sheuh nooht"/, n. a town in SE Kansas. 10,506. * * * ▪ Kansas, United States       city, Neosho county, southeastern Kansas, U.S., on the Neosho River. Settled c. ...
Chanute glider of 1896
▪ American aircraft  biplane hang glider designed and built by American aviation pioneers Octave Chanute (Chanute, Octave), Augustus M. Herring, and William Avery in Chicago ...
Chanute, Octave
▪ American engineer born Feb. 18, 1832, Paris, France died Nov. 23, 1910, Chicago, Ill., U.S.  leading American civil engineer and aeronautical ...
Chany
/chah"nee/, Russ. /chyi ni"/, n. Lake, a salt lake in SW Siberia, in the W Russian Federation in Asia. ab. 1300 sq. mi. (3365 sq. km). * * *
Chao
(as used in expressions) Anu Chao Chao Phraya River Huang Chao Li Ta chao * * * ▪ ancient kingdom, China Pinyin  Zhao, ancient  Chinese  feudal state, one of the seven ...
Chao K'uang-yin
/jow" kwahng"yin"/, (T'ai Tsu) 927-976 A.D., Chinese emperor 960-976: founder of the Sung dynasty. * * *
Chao Phraya
/chow" prddah yah"/ a river in N Thailand, flowing S to the Gulf of Thailand. 150 mi. (240 km) long. Formerly, Menam, Nam. * * *
Chao Phraya River
or Me Nam River River, Thailand. Flowing south from the highlands on the country's northern border to the head of the Gulf of Thailand near Bangkok, it is 227 mi (365 km) long ...
Chao'an
Chin. /chow"ahn"/, n. Pinyin, Wade-Giles. former name of Chaozhou. Also, Chaoan. * * *
Chaobai River
▪ river, China Chinese (Pinyin)  Chaobai He  or  (Wade-Giles romanization)  Ch'ao-pai Ho        river in Hebei province and Beijing and Tianjin municipalities, ...
Chaochow
Chin. /chow"joh"/, n. Older Spelling. Chaozhou. * * *
ChaoK'uang-yin
Chao K'uang-yin (jouʹ kwängʹyĭnʹ) See Zhao Kuangyin. * * *
ChaoPhraya
Chao Phra·ya (chou prä-yäʹ) A river of Thailand formed by the Nan and Ping rivers and flowing about 225 km (140 mi) southward past Bangkok to the Gulf of Thailand. * * *
chaos
/kay"os/, n. 1. a state of utter confusion or disorder; a total lack of organization or order. 2. any confused, disorderly mass: a chaos of meaningless phrases. 3. the infinity ...
chaos theory
Mathematical theory that describes chaotic behavior in a complex system. Applications include the study of turbulent flow in fluids, irregularities in biological systems, ...
chaotic
—chaotically, adv. /kay ot"ik/, adj. completely confused or disordered: a chaotic mass of books and papers. [1705-15; CHAO(S) + -TIC] Ant. orderly, systematic. * * *
chaotic behaviour
Behaviour in a complex system that appears irregular or unpredictable but is actually determinate. The apparently random or unpredictable behaviour in systems governed by ...
chaotically
See chaotic. * * *
ChaoTzu-yang
Chao Tzu-yang (jouʹ dzo͞o-yängʹ) See Zhao Ziyang. * * *
Chaozhou
/chow"zhoh"/, n. Pinyin. a city in E Guangdong province, in SE China. 101,000. Also, Chaochow. Formerly, Chao'an. * * * ▪ China Wade-Giles romanization  Ch'ao-chou , ...
chap
chap1 /chap/, v., chapped, chapping, n. v.t. 1. to crack, roughen, and redden (the skin): The windy, cold weather chapped her lips. 2. to cause (the ground, wood, etc.) to split, ...
Chap Stick
Trademark. a brand of medicated, often flavored petrolatum in a small tube, used as a salve for or protection against chapped lips. * * *
Chap Stick{™}
n a stick of a substance like soft wax which is put on the lips to make them less sore or to protect them from the sun. Chap Sticks were first made in the US more than 100 years ...
chap.
1. Chaplain. 2. chapter. Also, Chap. * * *
Chapala
/cheuh pah"leuh/; Sp. /chah pah"lah/, n. Lake, the largest lake in Mexico, located in Jalisco state. 651 sq. mi. (1686 sq. km). * * *
Chapala, Lake
Lake, Jalisco state, Mexico. Mexico's largest lake, it is about 50 mi (80 km) long and 10 mi (15 km) wide and has an area of roughly 400 sq mi (1,000 sq km). A popular resort ...
chaparajos
/shap'euh ray"ohs/; Sp. /chah'pah rddah"haws/, n. (used with a pl. v.) (in Mexico) chaps. Also, chaparejos /shap'euh ray"ohs/; Sp. /chah'pah rdde"haws/. [1860-65, Amer.; < MexSp, ...
chaparejos
☆ chaparejos or chaparajos [chap΄ə rā′hōs΄, shap΄ə rā′hōs΄ ] pl.n. 〚MexSp, altered < chaparreras (so named because worn to protect from chaparro, ...
chaparral
/shap'euh ral", chap'-/, n. Southwestern U.S. a dense growth of shrubs or small trees. [1835-45, Amer.; < Sp, equiv. to chaparr(o) evergreen oak ( < Basque tshapar) + -al ...
chaparral bird
roadrunner. Also called chaparral cock. * * *
chaparral cock
☆ chaparral cock or chaparral bird n. ROADRUNNER * * *
chaparral lily
a lily, Lilium rubescens, of the western coast of the U.S., having pale lilac-colored flowers that turn rose-purple. [1915-20, Amer.] * * *
chaparral pea
a spiny bush, Pickeringia montana, of the legume family, having large purple flowers and sometimes forming dense thickets in the Pacific coast regions of the U.S. [1905-10, ...
chaparralbird
chaparral bird n. See roadrunner. * * *
chaparralcock
chaparral cock n. See roadrunner. * * *
chapati
/cheuh pah"tee, -pat"ee/, n., pl. chapati, chapatis, chapaties. Indian Cookery. a flat pancakelike bread, usually of whole-wheat flour, baked on a griddle. Also, ...
Chapayevsk
▪ Russia also spelled  Čapajevsk , or  Chapaevsk , formerly (until 1929)  Ivashchenkovo         city, Samara oblast (province), western Russia, on the ...
chapbook
/chap"book'/, n. 1. a small book or pamphlet of popular tales, ballads, etc., formerly hawked about by chapmen. 2. a small book or pamphlet, often of poetry. [1790-1800; chap (as ...
chape
—chapeless, adj. /chayp/, n. the lowermost terminal mount of a scabbard. [1350-1400; ME < MF: (metal) covering < LL cappa; see CAP1, CAPE1] * * *
chapeau
/sha poh"/; Fr. /shann poh"/, n., pl. chapeaux /-pohz"/; Fr. /-poh"/, chapeaus. 1. a hat. 2. Heraldry. a. a representation of a low-crowned hat with a turned-up brim, usually of ...
chapeau bras
/brah/ a small three-cornered hat, worn by gentlemen in full dress in the 18th century, that could be folded flat and carried under the arm. [1755-65; < F: arm hat] * * *
chapel
/chap"euhl/, n., v., chapeled, chapeling or (esp. Brit.) chapelled, chapelling, adj. n. 1. a private or subordinate place of prayer or worship; oratory. 2. a separately dedicated ...
chapel de fer
/sha pel" deuh fair"/, pl. chapels de fer. a medieval open helmet, often having a broad brim for deflecting blows from above. Also called war hat, kettle hat. [1895-1900; < OF: ...
Chapel Hill
a city in central North Carolina. 32,421. * * * ▪ North Carolina, United States       town, Orange county, central North Carolina, U.S., about 10 miles (16 km) ...
chapel of ease
Rom. Cath. Ch. a chapel in a remote part of a large parish, in which Mass is celebrated. [1530-40] * * *
chapel of rest
n (BrE) a room in an undertaker’s offices where the body of a dead person is kept before being buried, so that friends and relatives can come to see him or her. Although called ...
Chapelain, Jean
▪ French author born Dec. 4, 1595, Paris, Fr. died Feb. 22, 1674, Paris  French literary critic and poet who attempted to apply empirical standards to literary ...
ChapelHill
Chap·el Hill (chăpʹəl) A town of north-central North Carolina at the edge of the Piedmont region west-northwest of Raleigh. It is the seat of the University of North ...
Chapelle
(as used in expressions) Aix la Chapelle Aix la Chapelle Congress of Aix la Chapelle Treaty of * * *
chaperon
—chaperonage /shap"euh roh'nij/, n. —chaperonless, adj. /shap"euh rohn'/, n. 1. a person, usually a married or older woman, who, for propriety, accompanies a young unmarried ...
chaperonage
See chaperon. * * *
chaperone
/shap"euh rohn'/, n., v.t., v.i., chaperoned, chaperoning. chaperon. * * *
chapfallen
/chop"faw'leuhn, chap"-/, adj. dispirited; chagrined; dejected. Also, chopfallen. [1590-1600; CHAP3 + FALLEN] * * *
Chapin, Harry
▪ American musician in full  Harry Foster Chapin  born Dec. 7, 1942, New York, N.Y., U.S. died July 16, 1981, Jericho, N.Y.       American singer-guitarist who became ...
chapiter
chapiter [chap′it ər] n. 〚Fr chapitre: see CHAPTER〛 Archit. the capital of a column * * * chap·i·ter (chăpʹĭ-tər) n. Architecture The capital of a ...
chaplain
—chaplaincy, chaplainship, chaplainry, n. /chap"lin/, n. 1. an ecclesiastic attached to the chapel of a royal court, college, etc., or to a military unit. 2. a person who says ...
chaplaincy
See chaplain. * * *
chaplainship
See chaplaincy. * * *
chaplet
—chapleted, adj. /chap"lit/, n. 1. a wreath or garland for the head. 2. a string of beads. 3. Rom. Cath. Ch. a. a string of beads, one-third of the length of a rosary, for ...
chapleted
chapleted [chap′litid] adj. wearing a wreath or garland on the head * * * See chaplet. * * *
Chaplin
/chap"lin/, n. Sir Charles Spencer (Charlie), 1889-1977, English film actor, producer, and director; in U.S. 1910-52. * * *
Chaplin, Charlie
in full Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin born April 16, 1889, London, Eng. died Dec. 25, 1977, Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switz. British-U.S. actor and director. The son of ...
Chaplin, Saul
▪ 1998       American songwriter and Hollywood musical director who won three Academy Awards for best scoring of a musical picture for An American in Paris, West Side ...
Chaplin, Sid
▪ British writer byname  of Sidney Chaplin   born Sept. 20, 1916, Shildon, Durham, Eng. died Jan. 11, 1986       British novelist and short-story writer noted for his ...
Chaplin,Sir Charles Spencer
Chap·lin (chăpʹlĭn), Sir Charles Spencer. Known as “Charlie.” 1889-1977. British-born actor, director, and producer who gained fame for his role as a tramp in baggy ...
Chaplinesque
/chap'leuh nesk"/, adj. characteristic of or resembling the comedy or filmmaking style of Charlie Chaplin. [1920-25; (Charles) CHAPLIN + -ESQUE] * * *
chapman
—chapmanship, n. /chap"meuhn/, n., pl. chapmen. 1. Brit. a peddler. 2. Archaic. a merchant. [bef. 900; ME; OE ceapman (ceap buying and selling + man MAN1); c. D koopman, G ...
Chapman
/chap"meuhn/, n. 1. Frank Michler /mik"leuhr/, 1864-1945, U.S. ornithologist, museum curator, and author. 2. George, 1559-1634, English poet, dramatist, and translator. 3. John. ...


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