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—euthenist /yooh then"ist, yooh"theuh nist/, n. /yooh then"iks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) a science concerned with bettering the condition of human beings through the ...
See euthenics. * * *
/yooh thear"ee euhn/, adj. 1. belonging or pertaining to the group Eutheria, comprising the placental mammals. n. 2. a eutherian animal. [1875-80; < NL Eutheri(a) ( < Gk eu- EU- ...
/yooh therr"mik/, adj. producing or creating heat or warmth. [EU- + THERM- + -IC] * * *
▪ king of Bactria also spelled  Euthydemos  flourished 3rd century BC       king of Bactria. At first he was probably a satrap (governor) of the Bactrian king ...
flourished с 515–500 BC, Athens, Greece Greek vase painter. He was a contemporary of Euphronius. His signature has been found on eight extant vases, six that he signed as a ...
Euthymius I
▪ Orthodox patriarch born c. 834, , Seleucia, Cilicia, Asia Minor died Aug. 5, 917, Constantinople       Orthodox patriarch of Constantinople, monk, and theologian, a ...
Euthymius Of Tŭrnovo
▪ Orthodox patriarch born c. 1317 died c. 1402       Orthodox patriarch of Tŭrnovo, near modern Sofia, monastic scholar and linguist whose extensive literary activity ...
Euthymius The Great, Saint
▪ Eastern Orthodox monk born 377, Melitene, Armenia died Jan. 20, 473, Palestinian desert, northeast of Jerusalem; feast day January 20       ascetic and one of the ...
Euthymius The Hagiorite
▪ Eastern Orthodox monk Georgian Ekvthime Mthatzmideli (Euthymius of the Holy Mountain) born c. 955, , Georgia, Transcaucasia died May 13, 1028, Mt. Athos, ...
/yooh thuy"royd/, adj. showing normal function of the thyroid gland. [1920-25; EU- + THYROID] * * *
▪ Germany       town, Schleswig-Holstein Land (state), northeastern Germany. Surrounded by lakes, it lies about 30 miles (50 km) north of Lübeck. The town was ...
/yooh toh"shee euh, -see euh/, n. Med. normal childbirth. [ < NL < Gk eutokía, equiv. to eu- EU- + tók(os) a bringing forth, birth + -ia -IA] * * *
/yooh toh"pee euh/, n. Obs. 1. a place in which human society, natural conditions, etc., are so ideally perfect that there is complete contentment. 2. Utopia. [ < NL (1516); see ...
—eutrophication, n. /yooh trof"ik, -troh"fik/, adj. 1. Med. pertaining to or being in a condition of eutrophy. 2. Ecol. (of a lake) characterized by an abundant accumulation of ...
See eutrophic. * * * Gradual increase in the concentration of phosphorus, nitrogen, and other plant nutrients in an aging aquatic ecosystem such as a lake. The productivity or ...
/yooh"treuh fee/, n. 1. Med. healthy or adequate nutrition or development. 2. Ecol. the state of being eutrophic. [1715-25; < Gk eutrophía. See EU-, TROPHO-, -Y3] * * *
▪ Byzantine official died , soon after 399       eunuch who became the most powerful figure in the Eastern Roman Empire under the emperor Arcadius (Eastern ruler ...
Eutropius of Saintes, Saint
▪ Roman Catholic saint flourished 3rd century, near Saintes, France; feast day April 30       early Christian bishop-missionary to Gaul, who was martyred by the ...
▪ Orthodox abbot born c. 375 died 454       revered archimandrite, or monastic superior, in the Eastern Church, at Constantinople, who is regarded as the founder of ...
▪ religion       a follower of the 4th–5th-century monk Eutyches (q.v.), who advocated a type of Monophysitism, a belief that Christ had only one nature (see ...
Eutychian, Saint
▪ pope Latin  Eutychianus   born , Tuscany died Dec. 7, 283, Rome; feast day December 7       pope from 275 until his death in 283. He succeeded Pope St. Felix I. ...
/yooh tik'ee ay"neuhs/, n. Saint, died A.D. 283, pope 275-283. Also, Eutychian /yooh tik"ee euhn/. * * *
Eutychides Of Sicyon
▪ Greek sculptor flourished 3rd century BC       Greek sculptor, who was a pupil of Lysippus. His most noted work was a statue of “Fortune,” which he made for the ...
Euwe, Max
▪ Dutch chess player byname of  Machgielis Euwe   born May 20, 1901, Watergrafsmeer, near Amsterdam, Netherlands died November 26, 1981, Amsterdam       Dutch chess ...
/yoohk"seuh nuyt'/, n. a rare, brownish-black mineral of complex composition, an oxide of calcium, cerium, yttrium, columbium, titanium, and uranium. [1840-45; < Gk eúxen(os) ...
/yoohk"sin, -suyn/, adj. of or pertaining to the Black Sea. * * *
Euxine Sea
Euxine Sea [yo͞ok′sən, yook′sīn΄] 〚L Pontus Euxinus〛 ancient name for the BLACK SEA * * *
Euxine Sea.
See Black Sea. * * *
To leave, abandon, give out, whence nominal derivatives meaning abandoned, lacking, empty. Oldest form *ə₁euə₂-, zero-grade *ə₁uə₂-, with variant form *ə₁weə₂-, ...
Udder. Related to wē-r-. 1. Suffixed zero-grade form *ūdh-r̥. udder, from Old English ūder, udder, from Germanic *ūdr-. 2. Suffixed o-grade form *oudh-r̥. exuberant, ...
electron-volt. Also, ev. * * *
/ee"veuh/, n. a female given name, form of Eve. * * * (as used in expressions) Braun Eva Hesse Eva Le Gallienne Eva Perón Eva Duarte de María Eva Duarte * * *
Aerospace. extravehicular activity. * * * (as used in expressions) Braun Eva Hesse Eva Le Gallienne Eva Perón Eva Duarte de María Eva Duarte * * *
Eva Turner
➡ Turner (I) * * *
/i vak"yooh euhnt/, Med. adj. 1. evacuating; promoting thorough evacuation, esp. from the bowels; cathartic; purgative. n. 2. an evacuant medicine or agent; cathartic; ...
/i vak"yooh ayt'/, v., evacuated, evacuating. v.t. 1. to leave empty; vacate. 2. to remove (persons or things) from a place, as a dangerous place or disaster area, for reasons of ...
—evacuative /i vak"yooh ay'tiv/, adj. /i vak'yooh ay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act or process of evacuating, or the condition of being evacuated; discharge or expulsion, as of ...
See evacuate. * * *
/i vak"yooh ay'teuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that evacuates. 2. Med. an instrument for removing impacted feces from the rectum. [1605-15; EVACUATE + -OR2] * * *
/i vak'yooh ee", i vak"yooh ee'/, n. a person who is withdrawn or removed from a place of danger, a disaster area, etc. [1935-40; < F évacué, ptp. of évacuer to EVACUATE; see ...
See evade. * * *
—evadable, evadible, adj. —evader, n. —evadingly, adv. /i vayd"/, v., evaded, evading. v.t. 1. to escape from by trickery or cleverness: to evade one's pursuers. 2. to get ...
See evadable. * * *
See evadable. * * *
/i vad"nee/, n. Class. Myth. 1. the wife of Capaneus who threw herself on his funeral pyre. 2. a daughter of Pelias, king of Iolcus. Cf. Amphinome. * * *
—evaginable /i vaj"euh neuh beuhl/, adj. —evagination, n. /i vaj"euh nayt'/, v.t., evaginated, evaginating. to turn inside out, or cause to protrude by eversion, as a tubular ...
See evaginate. * * *
died 374 BC King of Salamis, Cyprus (с 410–374). He pursued a policy of friendship with Athens and the promotion of Hellenism. He secured Persian aid for Athens against ...
Evagrius Ponticus
▪ Christian mystic born , 346, Ibora, Pontus died 399, Cellia, Nitrian Desert, Egypt       Christian mystic and writer whose development of a theology of contemplative ...
—evaluable /i val"yooh euh beuhl/, adj. —evaluative, adj. —evaluator, n. /i val"yooh ayt'/, v.t., evaluated, evaluating. 1. to determine or set the value or amount of; ...
/i val'yooh ay"sheuhn/, n. 1. an act or instance of evaluating or appraising. 2. (esp. in medicine) a diagnosis or diagnostic study of a physical or mental condition. [1745-55; < ...
See evaluation. * * *
See evaluation. * * *
/ev"euhn/, n. a male given name, Welsh form of John. * * *
▪ Classical mythology       in Classical mythology, a migrant from Pallantium in Arcadia (central part of the Peloponnesus) who settled in Italy and founded a town named ...
—evanescence, n. —evanescible, adj. /ev'euh nes", ev"euh nes'/, v.i., evanesced, evanescing. to disappear gradually; vanish; fade away. [1815-25; < L evanescere to VANISH] * ...
evanescence [ev΄ənes′əns] n. 〚ML evanescentia: see EVANESCENT〛 1. a gradual disappearance 2. a tendency to evanesce; evanescent quality; transitoriness * * * See ...
—evanescently, adv. /ev'euh nes"euhnt/, adj. 1. vanishing; fading away; fleeting. 2. tending to become imperceptible; scarcely perceptible. [1745-55; < L evanescent- (s. of ...
See evanescent. * * *
Evangelical. * * *
evangel1 /i van"jeuhl/, n. 1. the good tidings of the redemption of the world through Jesus Christ; the gospel. 2. (usually cap.) any of the four Gospels. 3. doctrine taken as a ...
/ee'van jel"ee er'ee, -ee euh ree, ev'euhn-/, n., pl. evangeliaries. evangelistary. [ < ML evangelarium; see EVANGEL, -ARY] * * *
—evangelically, adv. —evangelicalness, evangelicality, n. /ee'van jel"i keuhl, ev'euhn-/, adj. 1. Also, evangelic. 2. pertaining to or in keeping with the gospel and its ...
Evangelical Alliance
▪ Christian organization also called  World's Evangelical Alliance,         British-based association of Christian churches, societies, and individuals that is ...
Evangelical and Reformed Church
▪ church, United States       Protestant church in the United States, organized in 1934 by uniting the Reformed Church in the United States and the Evangelical Synod of ...
Evangelical church
▪ Protestant churches stressing the gospel of Jesus Christ       any of the classical Protestant (Protestantism) churches or their offshoots, but especially in the late ...
Evangelical Church in Germany, The
▪ church, Germany German  Die Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland (EKD)        federation of Lutheran, Reformed, and United (a combination of Lutheran and Reformed) ...
Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren
▪ Protestant denomination also called  Evangelical Church of Bohemian Brethren , Czech  Českobratrská Církev Evangelická        denomination organized in 1918 ...
Evangelical Free Church of America
▪ Protestant denomination, United States       fellowship of independent Christian churches in the United States that was organized in 1950 and that developed from ...
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
▪ church, United States       the largest Lutheran church in North America. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America was formed in 1988 by the merger of two major ...
Evangelical Lutheran Church of Denmark
▪ church, Denmark Danish  Evangelisk-Luthereske Folkekirke I Danmark        the established, state-supported church in Denmark. Lutheranism was established in Denmark ...
Evangelical United Brethren Church
▪ American church       Protestant church formed in 1946 by the merger of the Evangelical Church and the Church of the United Brethren in Christ. Both of these churches ...
/ee'van jel"i keuh liz'euhm, ev'euhn-/, n. 1. evangelical doctrines or principles. 2. adherence to evangelical principles or doctrines or to an evangelical church or ...
See evangelical. * * *
/i van"jeuh leen', -luyn', -lin/, n. a female given name, invented by H.W. Longfellow. Also, Evangelina /i van'jeuh lee"neuh/. /i van"jeuh lin/, n. a narrative poem (1847) by ...
/i van"jeuh liz'euhm/, n. 1. the preaching or promulgation of the gospel; the work of an evangelist. 2. evangelicalism. 3. missionary zeal, purpose, or activity. [1620-30; ...
/i van"jeuh list/, n. 1. a Protestant minister or layperson who serves as an itinerant or special preacher, esp. a revivalist. 2. a preacher of the gospel. 3. (cap.) any of the ...
/i van'jeuh lis"teuh ree/, n., pl. evangelistaries. a book containing passages from the four Gospels to be read at a divine service. Also, evangeliary. [1640-50; < ML ...
—evangelistically, adv. /i van'jeuh lis"tik/, adj. 1. pertaining to evangelists or to preachers of the gospel. 2. evangelical. 3. seeking to evangelize; striving to convert ...
See evangelistic. * * *
See evangelize. * * *
—evangelization, n. —evangelizer, n. /i van"jeuh luyz'/, v., evangelized, evangelizing. v.t. 1. to preach the gospel to. 2. to convert to Christianity. v.i. 3. to preach the ...
See evangelization. * * *
/i van"ish/, v.i. 1. to vanish; disappear. 2. to cease to be. [1300-50; ME evanisshen < MF esvaniss-, extended s. of esvanir. See E-, EVANESCE, VANISH] * * *
/ev"euhnz/, n. 1. Sir Arthur John, 1851-1941, English archaeologist. 2. Dame Edith, 1888-1976, English actress. 3. Herbert McLean /meuh klayn"/, 1882-1971, U.S. embryologist and ...
Evans, Alice
▪ American scientist born Jan. 29, 1881, Neath, Pa., U.S. died Sept. 5, 1975, Arlington, Va.       American scientist whose landmark work on pathogenic bacteria in ...
Evans, Bill
orig. William John Evans born Aug. 16, 1929, Plainfield, N.J., U.S. died Sept. 15, 1980, New York, N.Y. U.S. pianist and composer, one of the most influential musicians in ...
Evans, Bob
▪ 2008 Robert Evans        American farmer and restaurateur born May 30, 1918, Sugar Ridge, Ohio died June 21, 2007, Cleveland, Ohio parlayed a 12-stool restaurant ...
Evans, Caradoc
▪ British author original name  David Evans  born December 31, 1878, Llanfihangel ar Arth, Carmarthenshire, Wales died January 11, 1945, Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire [now in ...
Evans, Charles
▪ 2008       American businessman born 1926?, New York, N.Y. died June 2, 2007 , New York City formed (1949) the sportswear company Evan-Picone, together with Joseph ...
Evans, Chick
▪ American golfer byname of  Charles Evans, Jr.   born July 18, 1890, Indianapolis, Ind., U.S. died Nov. 6, 1979, Chicago, Ill.       American amateur golfer known ...
Evans, Dale
▪ 2002 Frances Octavia Smith        American actress, singer, songwriter, and writer (b. Oct. 31, 1912, Uvalde, Texas—d. Feb. 7, 2001, Apple Valley, Calif.), reigned ...
Evans, Dame Edith
▪ British actress in full  Dame Edith Mary Evans   born Feb. 8, 1888, London, Eng. died Oct. 14, 1976, Cranbrook, Kent  one of the finest actresses of the English-speaking ...
Evans, Dame Edith (Mary)
born Feb. 8, 1888, London, Eng. died Oct. 14, 1976, Cranbrook, Kent British actress. She made her stage debut as Cressida in William Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida (1912) ...
Evans, Evan
▪ Welsh poet born May 20, 1731, Cynhawdref, Cardiganshire [now Dyfed], Wales died Aug. 4, 1788, Cynhawdref       Welsh poet and antiquary, one of the principal figures ...
Evans, Frederick H(enry)
born June 26, 1853, London, Eng. died June 24, 1943, London British photographer. He first attracted attention as a popular London bookseller and champion of the work of George ...
Evans, Frederick H.
▪ British photographer in full  Frederick Henry Evans  born June 26, 1853, London, England died June 24, 1943, London       English photographer whose studies of ...
Evans, George Henry
born March 25, 1805, Bromyard, Herefordshire, Eng. died Feb. 2, 1856, Granville, N.J., U.S. British-born U.S. newspaper editor and social reformer. He immigrated to the U.S. in ...
Evans, George William
▪ English surveyor and explorer born Jan. 5, 1780, London, Eng. died Oct. 16, 1852, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia       English surveyor and explorer notable for his ...
Evans, Gil
▪ Canadian composer original name  Ian Ernest Gilmore Green   born May 13, 1912, Toronto, Ont., Can. died March 20, 1988, Cuernavaca, Mex.       Canadian-born ...
Evans, Godfrey
▪ 2000       English cricketer who brought a unique flamboyance, agility, and infectious enthusiasm to his role as the top wicket keeper in the immediate post-World War ...
Evans, Gwynfor
▪ 2006       Welsh politician (b. Sept. 1, 1912, Barry, Glamorgan, Wales—d. April 21, 2005, Pencarreg, Carmarthenshire, Wales), devoted his life to the peaceful cause ...
Evans, Janet
▪ American athlete born August 28, 1971, Placentia, California, U.S.    American swimmer, known for her exceptional speed, who won four Olympic gold medals.       In ...
Evans, John
▪ United States government official, educator, and physician born March 9, 1814, Waynesville, Ohio, U.S. died July 3, 1897, Denver, Colo.       governor of Colorado ...
Evans, Lee
▪ American athlete in full  Lee Edward Evans   born February 25, 1947, Madera, California, U.S.    American runner who won two gold medals at the 1968 Olympic Games in ...
Evans, Len
▪ 2007 Leonard Paul Evans        British-born Australian wine writer (b. Aug. 1, 1930, Felixstowe, Suffolk, Eng.—d. Aug. 17, 2006, Newcastle, N.S.W., Australia), as an ...
Evans, Mari
▪ American author born July 16, 1923, Toledo, Ohio, U.S.       African American author of poetry, children's literature, and plays.       Evans attended the ...
Evans, Maurice
▪ British-American actor born June 3, 1901, Dorchester, Dorset, Eng. died March 12, 1989, Rottingdean, East Sussex  British-born stage actor who became one of the best-known ...
Evans, Maurice (Herbert)
born June 3, 1901, Dorchester, Dorset, Eng. died March 12, 1989, Rottingdean, East Sussex British-born U.S. actor. He made his professional stage debut in 1926 and achieved his ...
Evans, Moss
▪ 2003 Arthur Mostyn Evans        British trade unionist (b. July 13, 1925, Cefn Coed, Glamorgan, Wales—d. Jan. 12, 2002, Heacham, Norfolk, Eng.), was elected general ...
Evans, Oliver
born Sept. 13, 1755, near Newport, Del. died April 15, 1819, New York, N.Y., U.S. U.S. inventor. Evans began early to apply himself to industrial problems. He invented an ...
Evans, Ray
▪ 2008 Raymond B. Evans        American lyricist born Feb. 4, 1915 , Salamanca, N.Y. died Feb. 15, 2007, Los Angeles, Calif. in collaboration with composer Jay ...
Evans, Rowland
▪ 2002       American journalist (b. April 28, 1921, Whitemarsh, Pa.—d. March 23, 2001, Washington, D.C.), advocated conservative causes as a prominent newspaper ...
Evans, Roy
▪ 1999       Welsh table tennis player and official who, as president of the International Table Tennis Federation, in 1971 initiated what, to his chagrin, became known ...
Evans, Sir Arthur
▪ British archaeologist born , July 8, 1851, Nash Mills, Hertfordshire, Eng. died July 11, 1941, Youlbury, near Oxford, Oxfordshire  British archaeologist who excavated the ...
Evans, Sir Arthur (John)
born July 8, 1851, Nash Mills, Hertfordshire, Eng. died July 11, 1941, Youlbury, near Oxford, Oxfordshire British archaeologist. Son of the archaeologist Sir John Evans, he ...
Evans, Sir Geraint
▪ Welsh singer born February 16, 1922, Cilfynydd, Glamorganshire [now in Caerphilly], Wales died September 19, 1992, Aberystwyth, Dyfed [now in Ceredigion]       Welsh ...
Evans, Sir John
▪ British antiquarian and archaeologist born Nov. 17, 1823, Burnham, Buckinghamshire, Eng. died May 31, 1908, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire       British antiquarian, ...
Evans, Sir Martin J.
▪ British scientist born Jan. 1, 1941, Stroud, Gloucestershire, Eng.       British scientist who, with Mario R. Capecchi (Capecchi, Mario R.) and Oliver Smithies ...
Evans, Walker
born Nov. 3, 1903, St. Louis, Mo., U.S. died April 10, 1975, New Haven, Conn. U.S. photographer. He was influenced early by the photographs of Eugène Atget. In 1934 his images ...
Evans,Herbert McLean
Evans, Herbert McLean. 1882-1971. American anatomist who isolated four pituitary hormones and discovered vitamin E (1922). * * *
Evans, Janet. Born 1971. American swimmer who competed in three Olympic games (1988, 1992, and 1996), winning four gold medals and one silver. * * *
Evans, Mount A peak, 4,350.5 m (14,264 ft) high, of north-central Colorado in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. * * *
Evans,Sir Arthur John
Ev·ans (ĕvʹənz), Sir Arthur John. 1851-1941. British archaeologist who unearthed in Crete remnants of a Bronze Age civilization that he named Minoan, after the legendary ...
Evans, Walker. 1903-1975. American photographer noted for his studies of architecture and for his images of the rural South during the 1930s. * * *
Evans,William John
Evans, William John. Known as “Bill.” 1929-1964. American jazz pianist known for his lyrical style. He recorded with Miles Davis and Charles Mingus and formed his own trio in ...
Evans-Pritchard, Sir E(dward) E(van)
born Sept. 21, 1902, Crowborough, Sussex, Eng. died Sept. 11, 1973, Oxford, Oxfordshire British social anthropologist. The most influential British social anthropologist since ...
Evans-Pritchard, Sir Edward
▪ British anthropologist in full  Sir Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard  born September 21, 1902, Crowborough, Sussex, Eng. died September 11, 1973, Oxford, ...
/ev"euhn steuhn/, n. a city in NE Illinois, on Lake Michigan, near Chicago. 73,706. * * * ▪ Illinois, United States  city, Cook county, northeastern Illinois, U.S. It lies ...
/ev"euhnz vil'/, n. a city in SW Indiana, on the Ohio River. 130,496. * * * City (pop., 2000: 121,582), southwestern Indiana, U.S. A port on the Ohio River, it was founded in ...
Evansville, University of
▪ university, Evansville, Indiana, United States       private, coeducational institution of higher learning in Evansville, Ind., U.S. It is affiliated with the United ...
1. evaporate. 2. evaporation. * * *
See evaporable. * * *
—evaporability, n. /i vap"euhr euh beuhl/, adj. capable of being evaporated. [1535-45; EVAPOR(ATE) + -ABLE] * * *
/i vap"euh rayt'/, v., evaporated, evaporating. v.i. 1. to change from a liquid or solid state into vapor; pass off in vapor. 2. to give off moisture. 3. to disappear; vanish; ...
evaporated milk
unsweetened milk thickened and concentrated by evaporation of water content to approximately half the original weight and then sterilized and canned. [1865-70] * * *
e·vap·o·rat·ed milk (ĭ-văpʹə-rā'tĭd) n. Concentrated, unsweetened milk made by evaporating some of the water from whole milk. * * *
—evaporative /i vap"euh ray'tiv, -euhr euh tiv/, adj. —evaporatively, adv. /i vap'euh ray"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act or process of evaporating. 2. the state of being ...
evaporation pan
an atmometer consisting of a pan about 4 ft. (1.2 m) in diameter and 10 in. (25.4 cm) in depth. * * *
See evaporation. * * *
See evaporation. * * *
See evaporation. * * *
/i vap"euh ray'teuhr/, n. 1. a device in which evaporation takes place, as for thickening syrup. 2. the part of a refrigeration system in which the refrigerant absorbs heat and ...
/i vap'euh rim"i teuhr/, n. atmometer. [1820-30; EVAPOR(ATION) + -I- + -METER] * * *
/i vap"euh ruyt'/, n. Geol. any sedimentary rock, as gypsum or rock salt, formed by precipitation from evaporating seawater. [1920-25; EVAPOR(ATION) + -ITE1] * * * Any of a ...
See evaporite. * * *
/i vap'oh tran'speuh ray"sheuhn/, n. Meteorol. 1. the process of transferring moisture from the earth to the atmosphere by evaporation of water and transpiration from plants. 2. ...
/ev'euh ris"teuhs/, n. Saint, died A.D. 105, pope 97-105. * * *
Evaristus, Saint
▪ pope born , Antioch?, Syria died c. 107, , Rome; feast day October 6       pope from c. 97 to c. 107 during the reign of the Roman emperor Trajan. He was the fifth ...
/ev"euhrts/, n. William Maxwell, 1818-1901, U.S. lawyer and statesman. * * *
Evarts, William Maxwell
born Feb. 6, 1818, Boston, Mass., U.S. died Feb. 28, 1901, New York, N.Y. U.S. lawyer. He served as counsel for Pres. Andrew Johnson in his impeachment trial (1868). After ...
/ay'vah zay"/, adj. widened at the top, as a vase or chimney flue. [ < F, adj. use of ptp. of évaser to widen the mouth of, equiv. to e- E- + vas VASE + -é ptp. suffix] * * *
—evasional, adj. /i vay"zheuhn/, n. 1. an act or instance of escaping, avoiding, or shirking something: evasion of one's duty. 2. the avoiding of an argument, accusation, ...
—evasively, adv. —evasiveness, n. /i vay"siv/, adj. 1. tending or seeking to evade; characterized by evasion: an evasive answer. 2. elusive or evanescent. [1715-25; EVAS(ION) ...
See evasive. * * *
See evasively. * * *
/ev"euht/, n. Herbert Vere /vear/, 1894-1966, Australian lawyer and statesman: president of the General Assembly of the United Nations 1948-49. * * *
Evatt, Herbert Vere
▪ Australian statesman born April 30, 1894, East Maitland, New South Wales died Nov. 2, 1965, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory  Australian statesman, judge, and writer ...
/eev/, n. 1. (sometimes cap.) the evening or the day before a holiday, church festival, or any date or event: Christmas Eve; the eve of an execution. 2. the period preceding or ...
/eev/, n. 1. name of the first woman: wife of Adam and progenitor of the human race. Gen. 3:20. 2. a female given name: from a Hebrew word meaning "life." * * *
—evectional, adj. /i vek"sheuhn/, n. Astron. a periodic irregularity in the moon's motion, caused by the attraction of the sun. [1650-60; < L evection- (s. of evectio) a going ...
See evection. * * *
▪ Minnesota, United States       city, St. Louis county, northeastern Minnesota, U.S. It lies in the Mesabi Range, about 60 miles (95 km) northwest of Duluth. ...
/eev"lin/ for 1, 3; /ev"euh lin/ for 2, or, esp. Brit., /eev"lin, ee"veuh lin/, n. 1. John, 1620-1706, English diarist. 2. Also, Evelynne. a female given name, form of Eve. 3. ...
Evelyn Waugh
➡ Waugh * * *
Evelyn, John
born Oct. 31, 1620, Wotton, Surrey, Eng. died Feb. 27, 1706, Wotton British writer. A country gentleman from a wealthy landowning family, he wrote some 30 books on the fine ...
Eve·lyn (ēvʹlĭn, ĕvʹ-), John. 1620-1706. English writer whose Diary, published in 1818, is a valuable historical record of his times. * * *
/i vee"meuhr euhs, i vem"euhr-/, n. Euhemerus. * * *
even1 —evener, n. —evenly, adv. —evenness, n. /ee"veuhn/, adj. 1. level; flat; without surface irregularities; smooth: an even road. 2. on the same level; in the same plane ...
/ay"weuhn, ev"euhn/, n., pl. Evens, (esp. collectively) Even for 1. 1. a member of a Siberian people living mainly in the Yakut Autonomous Republic in the Russian Federation. 2. ...
even money
—even-money, adj. 1. the equal sum staked by each bettor. 2. equal odds in a wager: It's even money that the home team will win. [1890-95] * * *
even permutation
Math. a permutation of a set of n elements, x1, x2, ... xn, that leaves unchanged the product of all differences of the form (xi - xj), where i is less than j. Cf. odd ...
—even-mindedness, n. /ee"veuhn muyn"did/, adj. not easily ruffled, disturbed, prejudiced, etc.; calm; equable. * * *
even-pinnate [ē΄vən pin′āt΄, ē΄vən pin′it] adj. with pinnate leaflets that are symmetrically paired: see LEAF * * * e·ven-pin·nate (ēʹvən-pĭnʹāt) adj. Of or ...
/ee"veuhn stee"veuhn/, adj. Informal. 1. having no balance of debt on either side; even in the setting of accounts. 2. having an equal chance or score; tied. Also, ...
/ee"veuhn tem"peuhrd/, adj. not easily ruffled, annoyed, or disturbed; calm. [1870-75] * * *
See even1. * * *
/ee"veuhn fawl'/, n. the beginning of evening; twilight; dusk. [1805-15; EVEN2 + FALL] * * *
—evenhandedly, adv. —evenhandedness, n. /ee"veuhn han"did/, adj. impartial; equitable: evenhanded justice. [1595-1605; EVEN + HANDED] * * *
See evenhanded. * * *
See evenhandedly. * * *
/eev"ning/, n. 1. the latter part of the day and early part of the night. 2. the period from sunset to bedtime: He spent the evenings reading. 3. Chiefly Midland and Southern ...
evening bag
a small handbag made of rich fabric or beaded, ornamented, etc., and carried by women on formal or dressy occasions, usually in the evening. * * *
evening campion
a sticky, hairy European weed, Silene alba, of the pink family, having night-blooming, fragrant flowers, the male and female of which grow on separate plants. Also called white ...
evening classes
➡ adult education * * *
Evening classes
➡ sport and fitness * * *
evening dress
formal or semiformal attire for evening wear. Also called evening clothes. Cf. morning dress. [1790-1800] * * *
evening emerald
peridot: not a true emerald. * * *
evening gown
a woman's formal dress, usually having a floor-length skirt. Also called gown. * * *
evening grosbeak
a North American grosbeak, Coccothraustes vespertina, having yellowish, black, and white plumage. [1820-30, Amer.] * * * North American grosbeak (Hesperiphona vespertina) that ...
evening prayer
Anglican Ch. evensong (def. 1). [1590-1600] * * *
evening primrose
1. a plant, Oenothera biennis, having yellow flowers that open at nightfall. 2. any of various plants of the same or related genera. [1800-10] * * * Any of various species of ...
evening primrose family
the plant family Onagraceae, characterized by herbaceous plants having simple leaves, showy flowers with four sepals and four petals, and fruit in the form of a berry or a ...
evening school.
See night school. [1815-25] * * *
Evening Standard
(also infml the Standard) London’s only evening newspaper, started in 1827. It has stories on both local and national issues and has a colour supplement, called ES Magazine. It ...
evening star
1. a bright planet seen in the western sky at or soon after sunset, esp. Venus. 2. any planet that rises before midnight. [1525-35] * * *
evening watch
Naut. the watch from 4 P.M. until 8 P.M., often adopted in place of the two dogwatches. * * *
evening-primrose [ēv′niŋprim′rōz΄] adj. designating a family (Onagraceae, order Myrtales) of dicotyledonous plants found chiefly in temperate America, including the ...
evening dress n. 1. Clothing worn for evening social events. Also called evening clothes. 2. See evening gown. * * *
evening gown n. A woman's formal dress. Also called evening dress. * * *
Eve·ning Prayer (ēvʹnĭng prâr) n. See evensong. * * *
evening primrose n. Any of various North American plants of the genus Oenothera, characteristically having four-petaled yellow flowers that open in the evening. Also called ...
/eev"ningz/, adv. in or during the evening regularly: She worked days and studied evenings. [1865-80] * * *
evening star n. A planet, especially Venus or Mercury, that is prominent in the west shortly after sunset. * * *
evening stock n. A Eurasian plant (Matthiola longipetala) having fragrant purple flowers that bloom at night. * * *
eveningtrumpet flower
evening trumpet flower n. See Carolina jasmine. * * *
eve·ning·wear (ēvʹnĭng-wâr') n. Evening attire and accessories for women. * * *
▪ district, Russia also called  Evenki, Evenki  also spelled  Evenky,        former autonomous okrug (district), Krasnoyarsk kray (territory) in north-central ...
Evenk language
also called  Evenki , also spelled  Evenky , formerly  Tungus        one of the largest members of the Manchu-Tungus language family (a subfamily of the Altaic ...
/i weng"kee, i veng"-/, n., pl. Evenkis, (esp. collectively) Evenki for 1. 1. a member of a Siberian people living mainly in the Yakut Autonomous Republic, Khabarovsk territory, ...
See evener. * * *
even money n. Equal stakes in a wager. * * *
See evener. * * *
/ee"veuhn sawng', -song'/, n. 1. (usually cap.) Also called evening prayer. Anglican Ch. a form of worship said or sung in the evening. 2. vesper (def. 3c). [bef. 1000; ME; OE ...
—eventless, adj. /i vent"/, n. 1. something that happens or is regarded as happening; an occurrence, esp. one of some importance. 2. the outcome, issue, or result of anything: ...
event horizon
Astron. the boundary around a black hole on and within which no matter or radiation can escape. [1970-75] * * * Boundary marking the limits of a black hole. At the event ...
—eventfully, adv. —eventfulness, n. /i vent"feuhl/, adj. 1. full of events or incidents, esp. of a striking character: an exciting account of an eventful life. 2. having ...
See eventful. * * *
See eventfully. * * *
event horizon n. The region, usually described as spherical, marking the outer boundary of a black hole, inside which the gravitational force is strong enough to prevent matter ...
/ee"veuhn tuyd'/, n. evening. [bef. 950; ME; OE aefentid. See EVEN2, TIDE2] * * *
See event. * * *
event planner n. A usually professional planner of parties or social events, as for corporate or government officials. * * *
/ee'ven tray"sheuhn/, n. Med. 1. protrusion of the abdominal viscera through an opening in the abdominal wall. 2. disembowelment. [1830-40; < F, equiv. to éventr(er) to ...
/i ven"chooh euhl/, adj. 1. happening at some indefinite future time or after a series of occurrences; ultimate: His mistakes led to his eventual dismissal. 2. depending upon ...
/i ven'chooh al"i tee/, n., pl. eventualities. 1. a contingent event; a possible occurrence or circumstance: Rain is an eventuality to be reckoned with in planning the picnic. 2. ...
/i ven"chooh euh lee/, adv. finally; ultimately; at some later time: Eventually we will own the house free and clear. [1650-60; EVENTUAL + -LY] * * *
—eventuation, n. /i ven"chooh ayt'/, v.i., eventuated, eventuating. 1. to have issue; result. 2. to be the issue or outcome; come about. [1780-90; Amer.; < L eventu(s) EVENT + ...
/i ven"teuhs/, n. Rom. Religion. See Bonus Eventus. * * *
/ev"euhr/, adv. 1. at all times; always: an ever-present danger; He is ever ready to find fault. 2. continuously: ever since then. 3. at any time: Have you ever seen anything ...
ever-normal granaries
Price-stabilizing granaries first established in the 1st century BC. Under the Qing dynasty they were set up by all Chinese provinces in each county to keep grain on hand to ...
a popular female character created and played on stage and television by the male Australian comedian Barry Humphries. ‘Dame’ Edna Everage is a middle-aged housewife from ...
/ev"euhr bair"ing/, adj. continuously producing or bringing forth, as a tree or shrub. [1925-30; EVER + BEARING] * * *
/ev"euhr blooh"ming/, adj. in bloom throughout most of the growing months of the year. [1890-95; EVER + BLOOMING] * * *
Everding, August
▪ 2000       German opera director and administrator who headed the Hamburg and Munich State Opera companies and also directed at a number of international venues, ...
Everdingen, Allaert van
▪ Dutch painter born June 18, 1621, Alkmaar, Neth. died Nov. 8, 1675, Amsterdam       Dutch painter and engraver known for his landscapes recalling the scenery of ...
/ev"euhr door'/, Trademark. a brand name for any of several alloys of copper and silicon with other constituents, esp. manganese, having high resistance to corrosion. * * *
an international company that makes electrical batteries. The main names of its products are Eveready and Energizer, and its most popular advertising character is a toy rabbit ...
/ev"euhr ist, ev"rist/, n. 1. Mount, a mountain in S Asia, on the boundary between Nepal and Tibet, in the Himalayas: the highest mountain in the world. 29,028 ft. (8848 m). 2. ...
Everest, Mount
Tibetan Chomolungma Nepali Sagarmatha Peak on the crest of the Himalayas, southern Asia. The highest point on Earth, with a summit at 29,035 ft (8,850 m), it lies on the border ...
Everest, Sir George
▪ British geodesist born July 4, 1790, Gwernvale, Brecknockshire, Wales died Dec. 1, 1866, London, Eng.       British geodesist who completed the trigonometric survey ...
Ev·er·est (ĕvʹər-ĭst, ĕvʹrĭst), Mount A mountain, 8,850 m (29,035 ft) high, of the central Himalaya Mountains on the border of Xizang (Tibet) and Nepal. The highest ...
/ev"euhr it, ev"rit/, n. 1. Edward, 1794-1865, U.S. statesman, orator, and writer. 2. a seaport in NW Washington on Puget Sound. 54,413. 3. a city in E Massachusetts, near ...
Everett, Edward
▪ American politician born April 11, 1794, Dorchester, Mass., U.S. died Jan. 15, 1865, Boston  American statesman and orator who is mainly remembered for delivering the ...
Everett, Kenny
▪ 1996       (MAURICE JAMES CHRISTOPHER COLE), British radio disc jockey and television comedian known for his zany and irreverent humour (b. Dec. 25, 1944—d. April 4, ...
/ev"euhr glayd'/, n. a tract of low, swampy land, esp. in southern Florida, characterized by clumps of tall grass and numerous branching waterways. [1815-25, Amer.; EVER + ...
/ev"euhr glaydz'/, n. (used with a pl. v.) a swampy and partly forested region in S Florida, mostly S of Lake Okeechobee. Over 5000 sq. mi. (12,950 sq. km). * * * Subtropical ...
Everglades National Park
a national park in the Everglades region of S Florida. 423 sq. mi. (1095 sq. km). * * *
/ev"euhr good'/, n. Philip (Philip Blashki), 1901-73, U.S. painter. * * *
/ev"euhr green'/, adj. 1. (of trees, shrubs, etc.) having green leaves throughout the entire year, the leaves of the past season not being shed until after the new foliage has ...
evergreen magnolia
a magnolia, Magnolia grandiflora, of the southern U.S., having evergreen foliage and large, fragrant, white flowers, grown as a shade and ornamental tree in the warmer parts of ...
evergreen oak
any of several oaks, as the holm oak, having evergreen foliage. [1675-85] * * *
Evergreen Park
a city in NE Illinois, near Chicago. 22,260. * * *
Evergreen State
the state of Washington (used as a nickname). * * *
—everlastingly, adv. —everlastingness, n. /ev'euhr las"ting, -lah"sting/, adj. 1. lasting forever; eternal: everlasting future life. 2. lasting or continuing for an ...
Everlasting League
▪ Swiss history also called  League Of The Three Forest Cantons,  German  Ewige Bund, or Dreiwaldstätterbund   (Aug. 1, 1291), the inaugural confederation from which, ...
everlasting pea
a fast-growing vinelike plant, Lathyrus latifolius, of Europe, having rose-pink flowers. Also called perennial pea. [1695-1705] * * *
See everlasting. * * *
See everlastingly. * * *
Everleigh sisters
▪ American madams original surname (probably)  Lester        American madams whose luxurious and notorious Chicago brothel indulged wealthy and influential patrons ...
Everly Brothers, the
▪ American music duo Introduction       immensely popular American rock-and-roll (rock and roll) duo, consisting of Don Everly (b. Feb. 1, 1937, Brownie, Ky., U.S.) and ...
/ev'euhr mawr", -mohr"/, adv. 1. always; continually; forever. 2. at all future times; henceforth. [1175-1225; ME evermor. See EVER, MORE] * * *
/ev"euhrz/, n. 1. (James) Charles, born 1922, U.S. civil-rights leader. 2. his brother Medgar (Wiley) /med"geuhr/, 1925-63, U.S. civil-rights leader. * * *
Evers brothers
two African-American brothers who led the US civil rights movement in the state of Mississippi. Medgar Evers (1925–63) was the first Mississippi Field Secretary for the NAACP ...

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