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Chilam Balam, Books of
▪ Mayan literature       group of documents written in Yucatec Maya with Spanish characters during the 17th and 18th centuries. A principal source of knowledge of ...
—chilblained, adj. /chil"blayn/, n. Usually, chilblains. Pathol. an inflammation of the hands and feet caused by exposure to cold and moisture. Also called pernio. [1540-50; ...
See chilblain. * * *
/chil"kat/, n., pl. Chilcats, (esp. collectively) Chilcat. Chilkat. [1835-45, Amer.] * * *
—childless, adj. —childlessness, n. /chuyld/, n., pl. children. 1. a person between birth and full growth; a boy or girl: books for children. 2. a son or daughter: All my ...
/chuyld/, n. Lydia Maria (Francis), 1802-80, U.S. author, abolitionist, and social reformer. * * * (as used in expressions) child abuse child development child labour child ...
child abuse
mistreatment of a child by a parent or guardian, including neglect, beating, and sexual molestation. [1970-75] * * * Crime of inflicting physical or emotional injury on a ...
child benefit
n [U] (in Britain) payments made by the government to the parents of all children under 16. Child benefit is also paid for older children if they are still at school. * * *
child bride
a very young bride. [1835-45] * * *
child custody
Law. custody (def. 4). * * *
child development
Growth of perceptual, emotional, intellectual, and behavioral capabilities and functioning during childhood (prior to puberty). It includes development of language, symbolic ...
child guidance
the reeducation, therapeutic treatment, or study of children with emotional and behavioral problems, conducted by psychologists, teachers, or other trained ...
child labor
the gainful employment of children below an age determined by law or custom. [1875-80] * * *
child labour
Employment of boys and girls in occupations deemed unfit for children. Such labour is strictly controlled in many countries as a result of the effective enforcement of laws ...
child pornography
pornography using a child or children as the subject. * * *
child psychiatry
1. the branch of psychiatry specializing in the treatment of children. 2. psychiatric techniques used in therapy for children. * * * Branch of medicine concerned with mental, ...
child psychology
1. the study of the mental states and processes of children. 2. the application of psychological techniques to children. [1895-1900] * * * Study of the psychological processes ...
child support
money paid for the care of one's minor child, esp. payments to a divorced spouse or a guardian under a decree of divorce. * * *
Child Support Agency
(abbr the CSA) the British government department that is responsible for finding parents, usually divorced fathers, who do not live with their children, and making them pay the ...
child welfare
social work aimed at improving the lives of disadvantaged children. [1905-10] * * *       services and institutions concerned with the physical, social, and psychological ...
Child Welfare Crisis
▪ 1996 Introduction by David Tobis       The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, adopted by the General Assembly in 1989, affirmed the rights of the ...
child wife
a very young wife. [1835-45] * * *
child's play
something very easily done. [1350-1400; ME] * * *
child's play (chīldz) n. 1. Something very easy to do. 2. A trivial matter. * * *
Child, Charles Manning
▪ American zoologist born Feb. 2, 1869, Ypsilanti, Mich., U.S. died Dec. 19, 1954, Palo Alto, Calif.       American zoologist who developed the axial gradient theory of ...
Child, Francis J
▪ American scholar and educator born Feb. 1, 1825, Boston, Mass., U.S. died Sept. 11, 1896, Boston       American scholar and educator important for his systematic ...
Child, Julia
orig. Julia McWilliams born Aug. 15, 1912 , Pasadena, Calif., U.S. died Aug. 13, 2004, Santa Barbara U.S. cooking expert and television personality. She lived in Paris after ...
Child, Julia Carolyn McWilliams
▪ 2005       American chef, television personality, and author (b. Aug. 15, 1912, Pasadena, Calif.—d. Aug. 13, 2004, Montecito, Calif.), brought the art of French ...
Child, Lydia Maria
orig. Lydia Maria Francis born Feb. 11, 1802, Medford, Mass., U.S. died Oct. 20, 1880, Wayland U.S. abolitionist and author. She was raised in an abolitionist family and was ...
Child, Sir John, Baronet
▪ British official died Feb. 4, 1690, Bombay [now Mumbai], India       first person to be placed in control of all the British East India Company's (East India Company) ...
Child, Sir Josiah, 1st Baronet
▪ British merchant born 1630, London, England died June 22, 1699, London?       English merchant, economist, and governor of the East India Company.       The ...
Child (chīld), Julia. Born 1912. American cookery expert known for her books and her instructional television and video series. * * *
Child,Lydia Maria Francis
Child, Lydia Maria Francis. 1802-1880. American abolitionist and writer of novels, children's books, and reform works, such as Appeal in Favor of That Class of Americans Called ...
—child-batterer, n. /chuyld"bat'euhr ing/, n. the physical abuse of a child by a parent or guardian, as by beating. [1970-75] * * *
child-care [chīldker΄] adj. having to do with the care of children, specif., of preschool children whose parents are employed [a child-care center] * * * child-care or ...
child-di·rect·ed speech (chīldʹdĭ-rĕk'tĭd, -dī-) n. Any of various speech patterns used by parents or caregivers when communicating with young children, particularly ...
/chuyld"ri zis'teuhnt/, adj. that resists being opened, tampered with, or damaged by a child; childproof: a child-resistant medicine cabinet. [1970-75] * * *
/chuyld"bair'ing/, n. 1. the act of producing or bringing forth children. adj. 2. capable of, suitable for, or relating to the bearing of a child or of children: the childbearing ...
/chuyld"bed'/, n. the circumstance or situation of a woman giving birth to a child; parturition: to lie in childbed. [1150-1200; ME; see CHILD, BED] * * *
childbed fever
Pathol. See puerperal fever. [1925-30] * * *
childbed fever n. See puerperal fever. * * *
/chuyld"berrth'/, n. an act or instance of bringing forth a child; parturition: a difficult childbirth. [1400-50; late ME; see CHILD, BIRTH] * * *
/chuyld"kair'/, n. 1. the care or supervision of another's child, esp. at a day-care center. adj. 2. Also, child-care. of, pertaining to, or providing childcare. [1910-15; CHILD ...
/chuyld/, n. Archaic. a youth of noble birth. [sp. var. of CHILD] * * * ▪ literature also spelled  child        an archaic term referring to a youth of noble birth ...
/chuyld/, n. Vere Gordon /vear/, 1892-1957, English anthropologist, archaeologist, and writer; born in Australia. * * * ▪ literature also spelled  child        an ...
Childe Harold's Pilgrimage
a narrative poem (1812, 1816, 1818) by Byron. * * *
Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage
a long poem (1812–18) by Lord Byron. It tells the story of a young Englishman travelling through several European countries, and of the romantic ideas and historical events ...
Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came
a poem (1855) by Robert Browning. * * *
Childe, V(ere) Gordon
born April 14, 1892, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia died Oct. 19, 1957, Mount Victoria, N.S.W. Australian-British archaeologist. He taught at the University of Edinburgh (1927–46) ...
Childe, V. Gordon
▪ British historian and archaeologist in full  Vere Gordon Childe  born April 14, 1892, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia died Oct. 19, 1957, Mount Victoria, ...
Childebert I
▪ Merovingian king born c. 498? died Dec. 23, 558, Paris       Merovingian king of Paris from 511, who helped to incorporate Burgundy into the Frankish ...
Childebert II
born 570 died Dec. 595 Merovingian king of Austrasia (575–95) and king of Burgundy (592–95). (See Merovingian dynasty.) He inherited the eastern Frankish kingdom of ...
Childebert III
▪ Merovingian king born c. 678/679 died 711       son of Theuderic II (Theodoric II) and, from 695, puppet king of the Franks. He was totally dominated by Pippin II, ...
Childeric I
▪ Merovingian king died 481/482       king of the Salian Franks, one of the first of the Merovingians and the father of Clovis I.       The Salian Franks, in ...
Childeric II
▪ Merovingian king born 649 died , between Sept. 10 and Nov. 15, 675, Chelles, Fr.       Merovingian king of Austrasia and briefly of all the Frankish ...
Childeric III
▪ Merovingian king died 755       the last Merovingian king.       Effective power in France had long been wielded by the Carolingian mayors of the palace, but ...
/chil"deuhr meuhs/, n. Chiefly Brit. See Holy Innocents' Day. [bef. 1000; ME chyldermasse, equiv. to OE cildra (gen. pl. of cild CHILD) + maesse MASS] * * *
Childers, Erskine H
▪ president of Ireland born Dec. 11, 1905, London died Nov. 17, 1974, Dublin       Irish statesman and fourth president of the Irish Republic (1973–74). He was the ...
Childers, Hugh Culling Eardley
▪ British politician born June 25, 1827, London died Jan. 29, 1896, London  politician in Australia and later in Great Britain. He was a prominent member of the British ...
Childers, Robert Erskine
▪ Irish writer born June 25, 1870, London, Eng. died Nov. 24, 1922, Beggar's Bush, County Dublin, Ire.  writer and Irish nationalist agitator, executed because of his ...
/chuyld"free'/, adj. having no children; childless, esp. by choice. [CHILD + -FREE] * * *
/chuyld"hood/, n. 1. the state or period of being a child. 2. the early stage in the existence of something: the childhood of the human race. [bef. 950; ME childhode, OE cildhad. ...
childhood disease and disorder
Introduction       any illness, impairment, or abnormal condition that affects primarily infants and children—i.e., those in the age span that begins with the fetus and ...
/chuyl"ding/, adj. Archaic. bearing children; pregnant. [1250-1300; ME; see CHILD, -ING2] * * *
—childishly, adv. —childishness, n. /chuyl"dish/, adj. 1. of, like, or befitting a child: childish games. 2. puerile; weak; silly: childish fears. [bef. 1000; ME childisch, ...
See childish. * * *
See childishly. * * *
child labor n. The full-time employment of children who are under a minimum legal age. * * *
See child. * * *
See childless. * * *
—childlikeness, n. /chuyld"luyk'/, adj. like a child, as in innocence, frankness, etc.; befitting a child: childlike trust. [1580-90; CHILD + -LIKE] Syn. young, ingenuous, ...
a British charity started in 1986 that provides a special telephone service for children to call for advice and help with their problems. It is aimed especially at children who ...
/chuyld"lee/, adj. Rare. childlike; childish. [bef. 900; ME childely, OE cildlic. See CHILD, -LY] * * *
/chuyld"muyn'deuhr/, n. Brit. a baby-sitter. [1940-45; CHILD + MIND + -ER1] * * *
/chuyld"nis/, n. Archaic. the quality of being a child. [1605-15; CHILD + -NESS] * * *
/chuyld"proohf'/, adj. 1. resistant to being opened, tampered with, or operated by a child: a childproof medicine bottle. 2. made free of hazard for a child: a childproof ...
/chil"dreuhn/, n. pl. of child. * * * (as used in expressions) Children's Crusade children's literature United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund United Nations ...
Children in Need
a British charity, set up by the BBC. Once a year it organizes a special evening of television and radio entertainment to persuade people to send money, which it gives to other ...
Children Killing Children
▪ 1999 by Elliott Currie       On March 24, 1998, two boys, aged 11 and 13, opened fire with rifles on a Jonesboro, Ark., middle school, killing four of their fellow ...
Children of God
a highly disciplined, fundamentalist Christian sect, active esp. in the early 1970s, whose mostly young converts live in communes. * * *
Children of Hercules
Heraclidae. * * *
children of Israel
the Hebrews; Jews. * * *
Children of Paul's
▪ English theatrical company       troupe of boy actors, one of the children's companies popular in Elizabethan England. Affiliated with St. Paul's Cathedral, the group ...
Children of the Chapel
▪ English theatrical company also called  Children of the Queen's Revels,  Children of the Revels,  Children of Blackfriars , and  Children of ...
Children of the Queen's Revels
      troupe of boy actors known by this name during two different periods under King James I of England, but better known as Children of the Chapel. * * *
children's company
▪ theatre also called  boys' company        any of a number of troupes of boy actors whose performances enjoyed great popularity in Elizabethan England. The young ...
Children's Crusade
a crusade to recover Jerusalem from the Saracens, undertaken in 1212 by thousands of French and German children who perished, were sold into slavery, or were turned back. * * ...
Children's Day
the second Sunday in June, celebrated by Protestant churches with special programs for children: first started in the U.S. in 1868. * * *
children's game
      any of the amusements and pastimes of children that may involve spontaneous, unstructured activity, based mostly on fantasy and imagination, or organized games with ...
Children's Hour, The
a play (1934) by Lillian Hellman. * * *
children's house
▪ school Italian  Casa dei Bambini        preschool for children (day-care centre) between ages three and six established by Maria Montessori (Montessori, ...
children's literature
Body of written works produced to entertain or instruct young people. The genre encompasses a wide range of works, including acknowledged classics of world literature, picture ...
Children’s Hour
a BBC radio programme for children that was broadcast in Britain early every evening from 1922 to 1964. It was very popular in the years before children’s television. * * *
children’s playground
➡ parks * * *
Childress, Alice
born Oct. 12, 1916, Charleston, S.C., U.S. died Aug. 14, 1994, New York, N.Y. U.S. playwright, novelist, and actress. She grew up in Harlem and studied drama with the American ...
child restraint n. A device, such as a seat belt or small car seat with a seat belt, used to control and protect a child in a motor vehicle. * * *
/chil"ee/, n. chili. * * * Chile Introduction Chile Background: A three-year-old Marxist government was overthrown in 1973 by a dictatorial military regime led ...
—Chilean, adj., n. /chil"ee/; Sp. /chee"le/, n. a republic in SW South America, on the Pacific Coast. 14,508,168; 286,396 sq. mi. (741,765 sq. km). Cap.: Santiago. * * ...
chile con carne
/chil"ee kon kahr"nee/; Sp. /chee"le kawn kahrdd"ne/. See chili con carne. * * *
Chile earthquake of 1960
      earthquake originating off the coast of Chile on May 22, 1960, with a moment magnitude of 9.5. The fault-displacement source of this earthquake, the largest in the ...
Chile lantern tree
▪ plant  (Crinodendron hookeranum), tree of the family Elaeocarpaceae native to western South America and cultivated in other regions for its handsome flowers. It grows to ...
chile relleno
/reuh yay"noh, reuhl yay"-/, pl. chiles rellenos /reuh yay"nohz, -nohs/. a green chili pepper stuffed with cheese or meat, dipped in batter, and fried. [1890-95, Amer.; < MexSp: ...
Chile Rise
▪ rise, Pacific Ocean       submarine ridge of the Pacific Ocean, trending southeast from Easter Island toward Chile after branching from the Albatross Cordillera (East ...
Chile saltpeter
Chile saltpeter n. sodium nitrate, esp. as found naturally in Chile and Peru * * *
Chile saltpeter.
Mineral. See soda niter. [1870-75] * * *
Chile saltpetre
      sodium nitrate, a deliquescent crystalline sodium salt that is found chiefly in northern Chile (see sodium). * * *
Chile, flag of
▪ Flag History       national flag with a horizontal white stripe over a red stripe; a dark blue canton with a large white star is in the upper hoist corner. The ...
/chil"ee belz'/, n., pl. Chile-bells. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) a vine, Lapageria rosea, native to Chile, having leathery evergreen leaves and showy reddish flowers: the ...
See Chile. * * *
Chilean cedar
▪ plant       (species Austrocedrus chilensis), ornamental and timber evergreen conifer, the only species of the genus Austrocedrus, of the cypress family ...
Chilean guava
a tropical shrub or small tree, Ugni molinae, of the myrtle family, having leathery, oval leaves, rose-pink flowers, and blue-black, edible fruit. [1955-60] * * *
Chilembwe, John
▪ Nyasaland leader born c. 1860, –71 died Feb. 3, 1915, Blantyre district, Nyasaland [now Malaŵi]       Western-educated Nyasaland missionary who led an abortive, ...
Chiles, Lawton Mainor, Jr.
▪ 1999       American politician who gained the nickname "Walkin' Lawton" by walking the length of Florida in 1970 in his successful campaign for a U.S. Senate seat, ...
Chile saltpeter n. See sodium nitrate. * * *
/chil"ee/, n., pl. chilies. 1. Also called chili pepper. the pungent pod of any of several species of Capsicum, esp. C. annuum longum: used in cooking for its pungent flavor. 2. ...
chili con carne
/chil"ee kon kahr"nee/ a Mexican-style dish made with chilies or chili powder, ground or diced beef, chopped onion and pepper, and usually kidney beans and tomatoes. Also, chile ...
chili dog
a frankfurter garnished with chili con carne. Also, chilidog. [1970-75, Amer.] * * *
chili oil
an edible oil spiced with chili peppers, often used in Chinese cookery. * * *
chili pepper
chili (def. 1). * * * ▪ fruit       usually small, very hotly pungent fruit of a species of Capsicum, used to make chili powder and to flavour barbecue, hot curry, and ...
chili powder
a powdered mixture of dried chilies, cumin, oregano, garlic, etc., used as a seasoning. [1955-60, Amer.] * * *
chili relleno
chili relleno [chil΄ē re yā′nō] n. pl. chilis rellenos or chilies rellenos CHILE RELLENO * * *
chili sauce
a sauce made of tomatoes simmered with chili peppers and spices. [1880-85, Amer.] * * *
chili verde
/chil"ee vair"dee, -day, verr"-/; Sp. /chee"lee berdd"dhe/, Southwest Cookery. a stew of beef or pork, or both, flavored with hot green peppers. [ < AmerSp chile verde green ...
—chiliadal, chiliadic, adj. /kil"ee ad'/, n. 1. a group of 1000. 2. a period of 1000 years. [1590-1600; < LL chiliad- (s. of chilias) < Gk, equiv. to chíli(oi) 1000 + -ad- ...
—chiliarchy, n. /kil"ee ahrk'/, n. (in ancient Greece) the military commander of 1000 men. [1650-60; < L chiliarches (or chiliarchus) < Gk chiliárches (or chiliárchos), ...
—chiliast /kil"ee ast'/, n. —chiliastic, adj. /kil"ee az'euhm/, n. Theol. the doctrine of Christ's expected return to reign on earth for 1000 years; millennialism. [1600-10; ...
See chiliasm. * * *
See chiliast. * * *
/chil"ee berr'geuhr/, n. a hamburger served with a topping of chili con carne. [CHILI + -BURGER] * * *
chilicon carne
chili con car·ne (kŏn kärʹnē) n. A highly spiced dish made of red peppers, meat, and often beans.   [Spanish : chile, chili + con, with + carne, meat.] * * *
chil·i·dog (chĭlʹē-dôg', -dŏg') n. A hot dog covered with chili con carne, served in a long roll. * * *
Chilien Shan
Chin. /chee"lyen" shahn"/, Wade-Giles. See Qilian Shan. * * *
▪ Zambia formerly  Bancroft         mining town, north-central Zambia, eastern Africa, just south of the international frontier with the Democratic Republic of the ...
Chin. /jee"lin"/, n. Wade-Giles. Jilin. * * *
/chil"ee pep'euhr/, n. an edible, crimson rockfish, Sebastes goodei, of coastal waters off California. [CHILI + PEPPER] * * *
chili powder n. A seasoning consisting of ground chilies mixed with other spices, such as cumin and oregano. * * *
chilis rellenos
Mexican Cookery. green chili peppers, stuffed usually with white cheese, tomato sauce, and sometimes meat. [1890-95, Amer.; < MexSp chiles rellenos stuffed chili peppers] * * *
chili sauce n. A spiced sauce made with chilies and tomatoes. * * *
Chilka Lake
Lake, eastern India. Located in Orissa state, and separated from the Bay of Bengal by a narrow spit, it is one of India's largest lakes, at 40 mi (65 km) long and 5–13 mi ...
/chil"kat/, n., pl. Chilkats, (esp. collectively) Chilkat. a member of an Indian people of the Pacific coastal area of southeastern Alaska belonging to the Tlingit group of ...
Chilkat weaving
▪ American Indian art       narrowly, the robes, or blankets, woven by the Chilkat, northernmost of the Pacific Coast Indians (Native American) of North America. The ...
Chilkoot Pass
/chil"kooht/ a mountain pass on the boundary between SE Alaska and British Columbia, Canada, in the Coast Range. ab. 3500 ft. (1065 m) high. * * *
—chillingly, adv. —chillness, n. /chil/, n. 1. coldness, esp. a moderate but uncomfortably penetrating coldness: the chill of evening. 2. a sensation of cold, usually with ...
chill bumps
South Midland and Southern U.S. goose flesh. [1955-60, Amer.] * * *
chill factor
Meteorol. See windchill factor. [1960-65] * * *
/chee yahn"/, n. a city in central Chile: earthquakes 1835, 1939. 102,210. * * * ▪ Chile       city, central Chile, lying in the fertile Central Valley. Founded in ...
      bird, a type of currawong (q.v.). * * *
/chil"euhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that chills. 2. Informal. a frightening or suspenseful story or film; melodrama. 3. a device for cooling or refrigerating. [1790-1800; CHILL ...
/chil"euhr dil"euhr/, n. Informal. chiller (def. 2). [rhyming compound based on CHILLER; d- perh. from DILLY] * * *
chill factor n. Wind-chill factor. * * *
/chil"ee/, n., pl. chillies. chili. * * *
/chil'euh koth"ee/, n. a city in S Ohio. 23,420. * * * ▪ Missouri, United States       city, seat (1839) of Livingston county, north-central Missouri, U.S. It lies near ...
Chillida Juantegui, Eduardo
▪ 2003       Spanish Basque sculptor (b. Jan. 10, 1924, San Sebastián, Spain—d. Aug. 19, 2002, San Sebastián), crafted monumental abstract pieces, many of which were ...
Chillida, Eduardo
▪ Spanish sculptor in full  Eduardo Chillida Juantegui   born January 10, 1924, San Sebastián, Spain died August 19, 2002, San Sebastián       Spanish sculptor who ...
See chilly. * * *
See chillily. * * *
/chil"ing/, adj. causing or likely to cause a chill: the chilling effect of the high unemployment rate. [CHILL + -ING2] * * *
chilling effect
a discouraging or deterring effect, esp. one resulting from a restrictive law or regulation. [1965-70] * * *
See chill. * * *
Chilliwack [chil′i wak΄] city in S British Columbia, Canada: pop. 60,000 * * * Chil·li·wack (chĭlʹə-wăk') A city of southwest British Columbia, Canada, on the Fraser ...
See chillingly. * * *
/sheuh lon", shil"euhn/; Fr. /shee yawonn"/, n. an ancient castle in W Switzerland, at the end of Lake Geneva. * * *
chill pill n. Slang Something that calms nerves or induces relaxation. Idiom: take a chill pill To calm down; relax. * * *
/chil"euhm/, n. 1. the part of a hookah that contains the tobacco, marijuana, or other substance being smoked. 2. the substance that is smoked. 3. a hookah or other water pipe ...
/chil"euhm/, n. a city in central Maryland, near Washington, D.C. 32,775. * * *
—chilliness, n. /chil"ee/, adj., chillier, chilliest, adv. adj. 1. mildly cold or producing a sensation of cold; causing shivering; chill: a chilly breeze. 2. feeling cold; ...
chilo-1 a combining form meaning "lip," used in the formation of compound words: chiloplasty. Also, cheilo-. [comb. form of Gk cheîlos lip] chilo-2 var. of kilo-: chilopod. * * *
Chiloé [chē΄lō ā′] island off SC Chile: 3,241 sq mi (8,394 sq km); pop. 68,000 * * * Chi·lo·é (chĭl'ō-āʹ, chē'lō-ĕʹ) An island in the Pacific Ocean off ...
—chilognathan /kuy log"neuh theuhn/, n., adj. —chilognathous, adj. /kuy"leuhg nath'/, n. any member of the diplopod subclass Chilognatha, including millipedes having ...
/kuy lom"euh nad'/, n. any of the colorless protozoalike algae of the genus Chilomonas (phylum Cryptophyta), chiefly saprozoic flagellates found in fresh waters that have become ...
/kuy lom"euh neuhs/, n. a genus of flagellate algae comprising the chilomonads. [ < NL, equiv. to chilo-1 CHILO- + Gk monás (gen. monádos) unit; see MONAD] * * *
/kuy"lon/, n. fl. 556 B.C., Greek sage and ephor at Sparta. Also, Chilo /kuy"loh/. * * *
/kuy"leuh plas'tee/, n., pl. chiloplasties. Surg. cheiloplasty. * * *
—chilopodous /kuy lop"euh deuhs/, adj. /kuy"leuh pod'/, n. any arthropod of the class Chilopoda, comprising the centipedes. [1820-30; < NL Chilopoda; see CHILO-, -POD] * * *
/cheel'pahn seeng"gaw/, n. a city in and the capital of Guerrero, in SW Mexico. 56,904. * * * in full Chilpancingo de los Bravos City (pop., 2000: 142,746 136,000), capital of ...
Chilpancingo, Congress of
▪ Mexico [1813]       (September–November 1813), meeting held at Chilpancingo, in present Guerrero state, Mex., that declared the independence of Mexico from Spain and ...
Chilperic I
born с 539 died September or October 584, Chelles, France Merovingian king of Soissons. On the death of his father, Chlotar I, he and his three half brothers divided the ...
Chilperic II
▪ Merovingian king born c. 675 died 721, Soissons, Fr.       king of Neustria and, briefly, of all the Frankish lands.       As the alleged son of Childeric II, ...
▪ district, England, United Kingdom       district, administrative and historic county of Buckinghamshire, England, extending over a relatively small central portion of ...
Chiltern Hills
➡ Chilterns * * * ▪ hills, England, United Kingdom       range of chalk hills in England, extending some 70 mi (115 km) southwest to northeast through parts of ...
Chiltern Hundreds
/chil"teuhrn/, Brit. 1. certain crown lands, the stewardship of which is nominally bestowed on a member of the House of Commons to provide an excuse to resign, as members are not ...
Chil·tern Hills (chĭlʹtərn) A range of chalk hills in south-central England northeast of the upper Thames River. * * *
Chiltern Hundreds n. Chiefly British (used with a sing. verb) A merely formal office applied for by members of Parliament when they wish to resign from the House of ...
(also the Chiltern Hills) a range of hills in southern England, between London and Oxford, well known for their attractive scenery. It is a fashionable and expensive area to live ...
/chi looh"beuh/, n. 1. Frederick, born 1943, president of Zambia since 1991. 2. Luba (def. 2). * * *
/chee"loong"/, n. Wade-Giles. a seaport on the N coast of Taiwan. 363,000. Also, Jilong, Keelung. * * *
Chilwa, Lake
Lake, southeastern Malawi. It lies in a depression southeast of Lake Malawi between the Shire Highlands and the Mozambique border. Today it covers about 1,000 sq mi (2,600 sq ...
/ki mear"euh, kuy-/, n. 1. any fish of the family Chimaeridae, the male of which has a spiny clasping organ over the mouth. 2. any similar fish of the group Holocephali, which ...
▪ Guatemala       city, southwestern Guatemala. It is located 30 miles (48 km) from Guatemala City, in the central highlands at an elevation of 5,860 feet (1,786 ...
/chim"euhr, shim"-/, n. chimere. * * *
/chuym/, n. chime2. * * *
/chim'beuh rah"zoh, -ray"-/; Sp. /cheem'baw rddah"saw/, n. a volcano in central Ecuador, in the Andes. 20,702 ft. (6310 m). * * * Mountain peak, Ecuador. The highest peak in ...
/chim boh"tee/; Sp. /cheem baw"te/, n. a city in NW Peru, on the W coast at the mouth of the Santa River. 159,045. * * * ▪ Peru       city, north-central Peru. It has ...
chime1 —chimer, n. /chuym/, n., v., chimed, chiming. n. 1. an apparatus for striking a bell so as to produce a musical sound, as one at the front door of a house by which ...
chime hoop
a hoop used to secure the chimes of a barrel. * * *
See chime1. * * *
/ki mear"euh, kuy-/, n., pl. chimeras. 1. (often cap.) a mythological, fire-breathing monster, commonly represented with a lion's head, a goat's body, and a serpent's tail. 2. ...
/chi mear", shi-/, n. a loose upper robe, esp. of a bishop, to which the lawn sleeves are usually attached. Also, chimar, chimer /chim"euhr, shim"-/. [1325-75; ME chemer, chymere ...
—chimerically, adv. /ki mer"i keuhl, -mear"-, kuy-/, adj. 1. unreal; imaginary; visionary: a chimerical terrestrial paradise. 2. wildly fanciful; highly unrealistic: a ...
See chimerical. * * *
chimerism [kī′mər iz΄əm] n. the occurrence of genetically distinct cell types in a single organism * * * chi·mer·ism (kī-mîrʹĭz'əm, kīʹmə-rĭz'-) n. The ...
➡ bells and bell-ringing * * *
/chim'ee chahng"geuh/; Sp. /chee'mee chahng"gah/, n., pl. chimichangas /-geuhz/; Sp. /-gahs/. Mexican Cookery. a crisp, often deep-fried tortilla containing a spicy filling of ...
chim·i·chur·ri (chĭm'ē-cho͝orʹē) n. A sauce made of chopped fresh parsley seasoned with garlic, pepper, and herbs and bound with oil and vinegar.   [American ...
/chim kent"/; Russ. /chyim kyent"/, n. a city in S Kazakhstan, N of Tashkent. 321,000. * * * ▪ Kazakstan Kazak  Shymkent , also spelled  Shimkent  or ...
—chimneyless, adj. —chimneylike, adj. /chim"nee/, n., pl. chimneys, v., chimneyed, chimneying. n. 1. a structure, usually vertical, containing a passage or flue by which the ...
chimney breast
a part of a chimney or fireplace that projects out from the wall, usually inside the building. [1835-45] * * *
chimney cap
a raised cover for the top of a chimney, usually in the form of a slab or cornice. [1840-50; Amer.] * * *
chimney corner
1. the corner or side of a fireplace. 2. a place near the fire. 3. fireside; hearth. [1570-80] * * *
chimney piece
1. Chiefly Brit. mantelpiece. 2. Obs. a decoration over a fireplace. [1605-15] * * *
chimney place
an open hearth. * * *
chimney pot
Chiefly Brit. an earthenware or metal pipe or deflector, often cylindrical, fitted on the top of a chimney to increase draft and reduce or disperse smoke. [1820-30] * * *
chimney rock
a column of rock rising above the level of the surrounding area or isolated on the face of a steep slope. [1840-50, Amer.] * * *
chimney swallow
1. Brit. See barn swallow. 2. See chimney swift. [1765-75] * * *
chimney sweep
a person whose business it is to clean out chimneys. Also, chimney sweeper. [1605-15] * * *
chimney swift
an American swift, Chateura pelagica, which often builds its nest in an unused chimney. [1840-50] * * *
chimney wheel
smokejack. * * *
chimney-pot hat
/chim"nee pot'/, Brit. a high silk hat; top hat. [1850-55] * * *
chim·ney·piece (chĭmʹnē-pēs') n. 1. The mantel of a fireplace. 2. A decoration over a fireplace. * * * ▪ architecture       originally, a hood projecting from ...
chimney pot n. A short, usually earthenware pipe placed on the top of a chimney to improve the draft. * * *
chimney sweep n. A worker employed to clean soot from chimneys. Also called chimney sweeper. * * *
chimney swift n. A small, dark, swallowlike New World bird (Chaetura pelagica) that frequently nests in chimneys. * * *
▪ Mozambique formerly  Vila Pery,         city, south-central, Mozambique. Centrally located, it is also a commercial and industrial centre. The Chicamba Real ...
/chimp/, n. Informal. chimpanzee. [1875-80; by shortening] * * *
/chim'pan zee", chim pan"zee/, n. a large, somewhat arboreal anthropoid ape, Pan troglodytes, of equatorial Africa, having a brown-to-black coat, a relatively hairless face with ...
/chee mooh"/, n., pl. Chimus, (esp. collectively) Chimu. n. 1. a member of an Amerindian people inhabiting the northern coast of Peru and having a highly developed urban culture ...
—chinless, adj. /chin/, n., v., chinned, chinning. n. 1. the lower extremity of the face, below the mouth. 2. the prominence of the lower jaw. 3. Informal. chin-up. 4. keep ...
/jin/, n. 1. Also, Tsin. any of three dynasties that ruled in China, A.D. 265-316 (the Western Chin), A.D. 317-420 (the Eastern Chin), and A.D. 936-46 (the Later Chin). 2. a ...
chin cactus
any of various globular cacti of the genus Gymnocalycium, native to South America, having white or pinkish flowers and a chinlike protrusion below each cluster of spines. * * ...
Chin Hills
Chin Hills [chin] mountain range in NW Myanmar, along the Indian border: highest peak, c. 10,000 ft (3,050 m) * * * Mountainous region, northwestern Myanmar (Burma). Extending ...
chin music
Older Slang. idle talk; gossip. [1825-35, Amer.] * * *
chin rest
a device fixed to the top of a violin or viola to provide a firm rest for the player's chin. * * *
chin strap
1. a strap attached to a hat for passing under the chin of the wearer. 2. a strap to support the chin in cosmetic facial treatment. 3. a strap on a bridle or halter that joins ...
/chin"chin'/, n., v., chin-chinned, chin-chinning, interj. n. 1. polite and ceremonious speech. 2. light conversation; chitchat. v.i. 3. to speak politely and ceremoniously. 4. ...
/chin"up'/, n. an act or instance of chinning a horizontal bar, rod, or the like. [1880-85] * * *
chin-wag [chin′wag΄] [Informal, Chiefly Brit.] Chiefly Brit. Informal vi. chin-wagged, chin-wagging to engage in informal or idle conversation; chat or gossip n. an informal ...
1. China. 2. Chinese. Also, Chin. * * *
/chuy"neuh/, n. 1. a translucent ceramic material, biscuit-fired at a high temperature, its glaze fired at a low temperature. 2. any porcelain ware. 3. plates, cups, saucers, ...
/chuy"neuh/, n. 1. People's Republic of, a country in E Asia. 1,221,591,778; 3,691,502 sq. mi. (9,560,990 sq. km). Cap.: Beijing. 2. Republic of. Also called Nationalist China. a ...
China 1
▪ satellite also called  Chicom 1 , or  PRC 1        first Earth satellite orbited by the People's Republic of China. It was launched on April 24, 1970, from the ...
China Arms Control and Disarmament Association
      organization founded in Beijing in 2001 to promote arms control, disarmament, and nonproliferation. CACDA coordinates and organizes research, education, and ...
China aster
an asterlike composite plant, Callistephus chinensis, cultivated in numerous varieties having white, yellow, blue, red, or purple flowers. [1810-20] * * * ▪ plant also called ...
china bark
/kuy"neuh, kee"neuh/ cinchona (def. 1). * * *
china blue
a bright greenish blue. Also, China blue. [1865-70] * * *
china clay
kaolin. [1830-40] * * *
china closet
a cabinet or cupboard for storing or exhibiting chinaware. Also, china cabinet. [1765-75] * * *
China fir
▪ plant       (Cunninghamia lanceolata), coniferous evergreen timber tree of the cypress family (Cupressaceae), native to East Asia. The China fir may grow to a height ...
China grass cloth.
See grass cloth. [1875-80] * * *
China oil.
See Peru balsam. * * *
China rose
1. Also called Bengal rose. a rose, Rosa chinensis, of China, having slightly fragrant crimson, pink, or white flowers. 2. Also called Chinese hibiscus, rose of China. a tropical ...
China Sea
the East China Sea and the South China Sea, taken together. * * * Part of the Pacific Ocean. Reaching from Japan to the southern end of the Malay Peninsula, it is divided by ...
China silk
a lightweight silk fabric constructed in plain weave, often used for linings, blouses, slips, etc. [1605-15] * * *
China syndrome
a hypothetical nuclear-reactor accident in which the fuel would melt through the floor of the containment structure and burrow into the earth. [1970-75; from the jocular notion ...
China tree
chinaberry. * * *
China White
Slang. a very potent form of synthetic heroin. * * *
China wood oil
China wood oil n. TUNG OIL * * *
China's Relations with Its Neighbours
▪ 2006       During the administration of Chinese Pres. Hu Jintao, who took office in 2003, China adopted a so-called Good Neighbour Policy as part of a new strategy of ...
China, flag of
▪ Flag History       national flag consisting of a red field (background) with a large yellow star and four smaller stars in its upper hoist corner. The flag's ...
China,People's Republic of
Chi·na (chīʹnə), People's Republic of A country of eastern Asia. Its ancient civilization traditionally dates to c. 2700 B.C. After a bitter civil war (1946-1949) a people's ...
China,Republic of
China, Republic of See Taiwan. * * *
China: Asia's Emerging Superpower
▪ 2000 by Dali L. Yang       By conventional measures China should not have inspired the thriving cottage industry writing about its place in the world. China has the ...
China aster n. An annual Chinese plant (Callistephus chinensis) in the composite family, widely grown in several forms for its showy, variously colored flower heads. * * *
/chuy"neuh ber'ee/, n., pl. chinaberries. a tree, Melia azedarach, of the mahogany family, native to Asia but widely planted elsewhere for its ornamental yellow fruits and long ...
Chinaglia, Giorgio
▪ Italian athlete born Jan. 24, 1947, Carrara, Italy       Italian association football (soccer) player who was one of the sport's leading ...

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