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Evers, Medgar
▪ American civil-rights activist in full  Medgar Wiley Evers  born July 2, 1925, Decatur, Miss., U.S. died June 12, 1963, Jackson, Miss.  American black civil-rights ...
Evers, Medgar (Wiley)
born July 2, 1925, Decatur, Miss., U.S. died June 12, 1963, Philadelphia, Miss. African American civil-rights activist. After serving in World War II he entered business in ...
Evers,Medgar Wiley
Ev·ers (ĕvʹərz), Medgar Wiley. 1925-1963. American civil rights worker in Mississippi who was killed by a sniper soon after the broadcast of a pro-civil rights speech by ...
Evers-Williams, Myrlie
▪ 1996       In a dramatic illustration of how every vote does indeed count, on Feb. 18, 1995, Myrlie Evers-Williams was elected chairperson of the board of the National ...
Evershed, John
▪ British astronomer born Feb. 26, 1864, Gomshall, Surrey, Eng. died Nov. 17, 1956, Ewhurst, Surrey       English astronomer who, in 1909, discovered the horizontal ...
/i verr"seuh beuhl/, adj. capable of being everted. [1875-80; < L eversus (ptp. of evertere to overturn, EVERT) + -IBLE] * * *
/i verr"zheuhn, -sheuhn/, n. a turning or being turned outward or inside out. [1425-75; late ME < L eversion- (s. of eversio), equiv. to evers(us) (see EVERSIBLE) + -ion- -ION] * ...
Everson, William
▪ American poet in full  William Oliver Everson,  byname  Brother Antoninus  born Sept. 10, 1912, Sacramento, Calif., U.S. died June 3, 1994, Santa Cruz, ...
/i verrt"/, v.t. to turn outward or inside out. [1375-1425 for earlier ptp. sense; 1795-1805 for current sense; late ME < L evertere to overturn, equiv. to e- E- + vertere to ...
/ev"euhrt/, n. Chris(tine Marie), born 1954, U.S. tennis player. * * *
Evert, Chris
▪ American tennis player in full  Christine Marie Evert , also called (1979–87)  Chris Evert Lloyd  born Dec. 21, 1954, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., U.S.    outstanding ...
Evert, Chris(tine Marie)
formerly Chris Evert Lloyd born Dec. 21, 1954, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., U.S. U.S. tennis player. She became in 1971 the youngest player to reach the semifinals of the U.S. ...
Evert,Christine Marie
Ev·ert (ĕvʹərt), Christine Marie. Born 1954. American tennis player who won women's singles titles at the U.S. Open (1975-1978, 1980, and 1982) and Wimbledon (1974, 1976, ...
one of the two major football clubs in Liverpool, England. Its ground is called Goodison Park: Everton won the match 3-1. * * *
/i verr"teuhr/, n. Anat. a muscle that turns a part toward the outside. [1900-05; EVERT + -OR2] * * *
ev·er·where (ĕvʹər-hwâr', -wâr') adv. Chiefly Southern U.S. 1. Everywhere. 2. Wherever.   Regional Note: Inversion—the reversal of the two halves of a compound ...
ev·er·which (ĕvʹər-hwĭch', -wĭch') pron. Chiefly Southern U.S. Whichever. See Regional Note at everwhere. * * *
/ev"ree/, adj. 1. being one of a group or series taken collectively; each: We go there every day. 2. all possible; the greatest possible degree of: every prospect of success. 3. ...
every one
every one n. every person or thing of those named [to remind every one of the students] * * *
/ev"ree bod'ee, -bud'ee/, pron. every person. [1520-30; EVERY + BODY] Usage. See each, else. * * *
—everydayness, n. adj. /ev"ree day'/; n. /ev"ree day"/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to every day; daily: an everyday occurrence. 2. of or for ordinary days, as contrasted with ...
See everyday. * * *
/ev"ree how'/, adv. Archaic. in all ways; in every manner. [1830-40; EVERY + HOW] * * *
/ev"ree man'/, n. 1. (italics) a 15th-century English morality play. 2. (usually l.c.) an ordinary person; the typical or average person. pron. 3. everybody; everyone. [EVERY + ...
everyman jack
every man jack n. Informal Every single person of a group. * * *
/ev"ree wun', -weuhn/, pron. every person; everybody. [1175-1225; ME everichon. See EVERY, ONE] Usage. See each. * * *
/ev"ree plays'/, adv. everywhere. [1915-20; EVERY + PLACE] Usage. See anyplace. * * *
/ev"ree thing'/, pron. 1. every thing or particular of an aggregate or total; all. 2. something extremely important: This news means everything to us. n. 3. something that is ...
/ev"ree way'/, adv. in every way; in every direction, manner, or respect: They tried everyway to find the information. [1560-70; EVERY + WAY] * * *
/ev"ree hwen', -wen'/, adv. all the time; always. [1835-45; EVERY + WHEN] * * *
/ev"ree hwair', -wair'/, adv. in every place or part; in all places. [1175-1225; ME everihwer, repr. 2 formations: every EVERY + hwer WHERE, and ever EVER + ihwer anywhere, ...
/ev"ree hwair'dens", -wair'-/, adj. Math. (of a set in a topological space) dense. * * *
/ev"ree hwairz', -wairz'/, adv. Nonstandard. everywhere. * * *
/ev"ree woom'euhn/, n., pl. everywomen. an ordinary woman; a typical or average woman. [1965-70; EVERY + WOMAN, on the model of EVERYMAN] * * *
/eev"sheuhm, ee"sheuhm, ee"seuhm/, n. a town in Hereford and Worcester county, in W England: battle 1265. 13,847. * * * ▪ England, United Kingdom       town ...
/i vet"euh/, n. a female given name: from an African word meaning "a hunt." * * *
evening. * * *
▪ France       spa and tourist resort, Haute-Savoie département, Rhône-Alpes région, eastern France, on the southern shore of Lake Geneva, opposite Lausanne on the ...
—eviction, n. —evictor, n. /i vikt"/, v.t. 1. to expel (a person, esp. a tenant) from land, a building, etc., by legal process, as for nonpayment of rent. 2. to recover ...
➡ homelessness * * *
/i vik tee", i vik"tee/, n. a person who has been evicted. [1875-80; EVICT + -EE] * * *
See evictee. * * *
eviction clause.
See stop clause. * * *
See evictee. * * *
/ev"i deuhns/, n., v., evidenced, evidencing. n. 1. that which tends to prove or disprove something; ground for belief; proof. 2. something that makes plain or clear; an ...
—evidentness, n. /ev"i deuhnt/, adj. plain or clear to the sight or understanding: His frown made it evident to all that he was displeased. It was evident that the project was ...
—evidentially, adv. /ev'i den"sheuhl/, adj. noting, pertaining to, serving as, or based on evidence. [1600-10; < L evidenti(a) (see EVIDENCE) + -AL1] * * *
See evidential. * * *
/ev'i den"sheuh ree/, adj. 1. evidential. 2. Law. pertaining to or constituting evidence. [1800-10; < L evidenti(a) EVIDENCE + -ARY] * * *
/ev"i deuhnt lee, -dent'-/; for emphasis /ev'i dent"lee/, adv. obviously; apparently. [1325-75; ME; see EVIDENT, -LY] Syn. See clearly. * * *
—evilly, adv. —evilness, n. /ee"veuhl/, adj. 1. morally wrong or bad; immoral; wicked: evil deeds; an evil life. 2. harmful; injurious: evil laws. 3. characterized or ...
evil eye
—evil-eyed, adj. 1. a look thought capable of inflicting injury or bad luck on the person at whom it is directed. 2. the power, superstitiously attributed to certain persons, ...
evil, problem of
▪ theology Introduction       problem in theology and the philosophy of religion (religion, philosophy of) that arises for any view that affirms the following three ...
—evil-mindedly, adv. —evil-mindedness, n. /ee"veuhl muyn"did/, adj. 1. having an evil disposition or harmful, malicious intentions. 2. disposed to construe words, phrases, ...
See evil-minded. * * *
See evil-mindedly. * * *
—evildoing, n. /ee"veuhl dooh'euhr, ee'veuhl dooh"euhr/, n. a person who does evil or wrong. [1350-1400; ME; see EVIL, DOER] * * *
See evildoer. * * *
evil eye n. 1. A look or stare believed to cause injury or misfortune to others. 2. The presumed power to cause injury or misfortune to others by magic or supernatural means. * * ...
See evil. * * *
See evilly. * * *
—evincible, adj. /i vins"/, v.t., evinced, evincing. 1. to show clearly; make evident or manifest; prove. 2. to reveal the possession of (a quality, trait, etc.). [1600-10; < L ...
See evince. * * *
/i vin"siv/, adj. serving to evince; indicative. [1800-10; EVINCE + -IVE] * * *
Evinrude, Ole
▪ American inventor born April 19, 1877, Norway died July 12, 1934, Milwaukee       Norwegian-American inventor of the first commercially successful outboard marine ...
—evisceration, n. —eviscerator, n. v. /i vis"euh rayt'/; adj. /i vis"euhr it, -euh rayt'/, v., eviscerated, eviscerating, adj. v.t. 1. to remove the entrails from; ...
See eviscerate. * * *
/e vee"teuh, -tah/, n. a female given name, Spanish form of Eva. * * *
/ev"i teuh beuhl/, adj. capable of being avoided; avoidable. [1495-1505; < L evitabilis. See EVITE, -ABLE] * * *
/i vuyt"/, v.t., evited, eviting. Archaic. to avoid; shun. [1495-1505; < L evitare, equiv. to e- E- + vitare to avoid] * * *
Evliya Çelebi
▪ Turkish traveler and writer also called  Derviş Mehmed Zilli   born March 1611, Constantinople [now Istanbul, Turkey] died c. 1684, , Constantinople       one of ...
/ev"euh keuh beuhl, i voh"keuh-/, adj. capable of being evoked. [1885-90; EVOC(ATION) + -ABLE] * * *
/ev'euh kay"sheuhn, ee'voh kay"-/, n. 1. an act or instance of evoking; a calling forth: the evocation of old memories. 2. Law. (formerly) an action of a court in summoning a ...
—evocatively, adv. —evocativeness, n. /i vok"euh tiv, i voh"keuh-/, adj. tending to evoke: The perfume was evocative of spring. [1650-60; < L evocativus, equiv. to evocat(us) ...
See evocative. * * *
See evocatively. * * *
/ev"euh kay'teuhr, ee"voh-/, n. a person who evokes, esp. one who calls up spirits. [1785-95; < L evocator one who calls to arms, equiv. to evoca(re) to EVOKE + -tor -TOR] * * *
—evoker, n. /i vohk"/, v.t., evoked, evoking. 1. to call up or produce (memories, feelings, etc.): to evoke a memory. 2. to elicit or draw forth: His comment evoked protests ...
evoked potential
an electrical response of a nerve cell or group of nerve cells to externally induced stimulation, esp. to determine whether or not an area of the brain receives sensory ...
▪ museum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands       science and technology museum in Eindhoven, Neth., opened in 1966 to mark the 75th anniversary of the founding of Philips ...
/ev"euh looht'/ or, esp. Brit., /ee"veuh-/, n. Geom. the locus of the centers of curvature of, or the envelope of the normals to, another curve. Cf. involute (def. 5). [1720-30; ...
—evolutional, adj. —evolutionally, adv. /ev'euh looh"sheuhn/ or, esp. Brit., /ee'veuh-/, n. 1. any process of formation or growth; development: the evolution of a language; ...
See evolution. * * *
See evolutional. * * *
—evolutionarily, adv. /ev'euh looh"sheuh ner'ee/ or, esp. Brit., /ee'veuh-/, adj. 1. pertaining to evolution or development; developmental: the evolutionary origin of ...
evolutionary biology
the branches of biology that deal with the processes of change in populations of organisms, esp. taxonomy, paleontology, ethology, population genetics, and ecology. * * *
Evolutionary relationships of bile alcohols and bile acids
▪ Table Evolutionary relationships of bile alcohols and bile acids species bile alcohol or bile acid (trivial name) Elasmobranch fishes Myxine glutinosa (hagfish) 5 ...
evolutionary psychology n. The study of the psychological adaptations of humans to the changing physical and social environment, especially of changes in brain structure, ...
ev·o·lu·tion·ism (ĕv'ə-lo͞oʹshə-nĭz'əm, ē'və-) n. 1. A theory of biological evolution, especially that formulated by Charles Darwin. 2. Advocacy of or belief in ...
—evolutionism, n. —evolutionistically, adv. /ev'euh looh"sheuh nist/ or, esp. Brit., /ee'veuh-/, n. 1. a person who believes in or supports a theory of evolution, esp. in ...
/ev"euh looh'tiv/ or, esp. Brit., /ee"veuh-/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or promoting evolution; evolutionary: an evolutive process. 2. tending to evolve, or toward ...
See evolve. * * *
—evolvable, adj. —evolvement, n. —evolver, n. /i volv"/, v., evolved, evolving. v.t. 1. to develop gradually: to evolve a scheme. 2. to give off or emit, as odors or ...
See evolvable. * * *
/e von"euh meuhs/, n. euonymus. * * *
/ev"euhr euh/; Port. /e"voo rddeuh/, n. a city in central Portugal: Roman ruins; cathedral. 23,665. * * * ▪ Portugal  city, south-central Portugal. It lies in a fertile ...
Evora, Cesaria
▪ 1997       After performing for many years for little or no pay in local bars and taverns, Cape Verdean singer Cesaria Evora captured the international limelight when ...
Év·reux (ā-vrœʹ) A town of northern France west-northwest of Paris. Founded in Roman times, it alternated between French and English control in the 15th century. ...
Evrótas River
▪ river, Greece historically  Eurotas , also called  Iris        nonnavigable river rising in the Taíyetos Mountains in the southern Peloponnese, Greece. The ...
▪ France       new town (French ville nouvelle), département of Essonne, Île-de-France région in north-central France. Évry is approximately 17 miles (27 km) ...
/yev'tooh sheng"koh/; Russ. /yif tooh shen"keuh/, n. Evgenii Alexandrovich Russ. /yiv gye"nyee u lyi ksahn"drddeuh vyich/. See Yevtushenko, Yevgeny Alexandrovich. * * *
/i vuls"/, v.t., evulsed, evulsing. to extract forcibly: to evulse an infected molar. Cf. avulse. * * *
/i vul"sheuhn/, n. the act of plucking or pulling out; forcible extraction. [1605-15; < L evulsion- (s. of evulsio), equiv. to evuls(us) plucked out (ptp. of evellere, equiv. to ...
/e"vee ah/, n. Modern Greek name of Euboea. * * *
/ev"zohn/, n. a member of an elite infantry corps in the Greek army. [1895-1900; < ModGk eúzonos, Gk: well girt (i.e., well equipped). See EU-, ZONE] * * *
enlisted woman; enlisted women. * * *
Ewa Beach
/ay"wah, ay wah"/ a town on S Oahu, in central Hawaii. 14,369. * * *
/yooh"euhld/; Ger. /ay"vahlt/, n. a male given name. * * *
Ewald, Johannes
born Nov. 18, 1743, Copenhagen, Den. died March 17, 1781, Copenhagen Danish poet and dramatist. By age 19 he was becoming known as a writer. At 30, addicted to alcohol, he ...
Ewald, Manfred
▪ 2003       East German sports official (b. May 17, 1926, Podejuch, Ger. [now Podjuchy, Pol.]—d. Oct. 21, 2002, Damsdorf, Ger.), formed a powerhouse Olympic team but ...
Ewald, Paul Peter
▪ German physicist born Jan. 23, 1888, Berlin, Ger. died Aug. 22, 1985, Ithaca, N.Y., U.S.       German physicist and crystallographer whose theory of X-ray ...
/yooh"euhn/, n. a male given name, Welsh form of John. * * *
Ewan McGregor
➡ McGregor * * *
Ewart, Gavin
▪ British poet in full  Gavin Buchanan Ewart  born Feb. 4, 1916, London, Eng. died Oct. 23, 1995, London       British poet noted for his light verse, which ...
Ewart, Gavin Buchanan
▪ 1996       British poet of light verse, including limericks, clerihews, and poetic parodies (b. Feb. 4, 1916—d. Oct. 23, 1995). * * *
Ewart, William
▪ British politician born May 1, 1798, Liverpool, Eng. died Jan. 23, 1869, Broadleas, near Devizes, Wiltshire  English politician who succeeded in partially abolishing ...
Ewbank, Wilbur Charles
▪ 1999       American football coach of the Baltimore Colts from 1954 to 1962 and of the New York Jets from 1963 to 1973, he led each team to pro football championships, ...
/yooh/; Dial. /yoh/, n. a female sheep, esp. when fully mature. [bef. 1000; ME; OE eowu, ewe; c. OHG ou, ouwi, D ooi, L ovis, Gk óïs, oîs, Skt ávi] * * * Peoples of ...
/ay"vay, ay"way/, n. 1. a member of a people of Togo and Ghana, in western Africa. 2. the Kwa language spoken by the Ewe people. * * * Peoples of southeastern Ghana, southern ...
ewe lamb
a young female sheep. [1350-1400; ME] * * *
—ewe-necked, adj. /yooh"nek'/, n. a thin hollow neck, low in front of the shoulder, as of a horse or other animal. [1695-1705] * * *
See ewe-neck. * * *
/yooh"el/, n. 1. Richard Stoddert /stod"euhrt/, 1817-72, Confederate lieutenant general in the U.S. Civil War. 2. a male given name. * * *
Ewell, Barney
▪ American athlete byname of  Norwood H. Ewell   born Feb. 25, 1918, Harrisburg, Pa., U.S. died April 4, 1996, Lancaster, Pa.       American athlete, one of the ...
Ewell, Norwood H.
▪ 1997       ("BARNEY"), U.S. sprinter who, at the age of 30, won one gold medal and two silver medals in the 1948 Olympics; the winning 400-m relay team initially was ...
Ewell,Richard Stoddert
Ew·ell (yo͞oʹəl), Richard Stoddert. 1817-1872. American Confederate general who took part in the battles of Gettysburg (1863) and the Wilderness (1864) and was captured in ...
Ewen, Paterson
▪ 2003       Canadian artist (b. April 7, 1925, Montreal, Que.—d. Feb. 17, 2002, London, Ont.), was a relentlessly innovative artist whose expressionistic paintings of ...
E·wen·ki (ĭ-wĕngʹkē) n. Variant of Evenki. * * *
/yooh"euhr/, n. 1. a pitcher with a wide spout. 2. Decorative Art. a vessel having a spout and a handle, esp. a tall, slender vessel with a base. [1275-1325; ME < AF; OF evier < ...
/yooh"euh ree/, n., pl. eweries. Archaic. a room for storing ewers, towels, napkins, etc. [1350-1400; ME; see EWER, -Y3] * * *
/ay"vikh vuyp"li kheuh/, n. German. the eternal feminine. * * *
/yooh"ing/, n. a township in W New Jersey. 34,842. * * *
Ewing tumour of bone
▪ pathology also called  Ewing sarcoma        common malignant tumour of bone that occurs mainly in Caucasian males under the age of 20. This form of bone (bone ...
Ewing's sarcoma
Pathol. a malignant stem-cell bone tumor, usually occurring in the leg or pelvis of children and young adults, characterized by pain, fever, and swelling. [named after James ...
Ewing, (William) Maurice
born May 12, 1906, Lockney, Texas, U.S. died May 4, 1974, Galveston, Texas U.S. geophysicist. He taught many years at Columbia University (1944–74) and also directed the ...
Ewing, A C
▪ British philosopher and educator born May 11, 1899, Leicester, Eng. died May 14, 1973, Manchester       British philosopher and educator and an advocate of a ...
Ewing, Maurice
▪ American geophysicist born May 12, 1906, Lockney, Texas, U.S. died May 4, 1974, Galveston, Texas       U.S. geophysicist who made fundamental contributions to ...
Ewing, Sir Alfred
▪ British physicist born March 27, 1855, Dundee, Angus, Scot. died Jan. 7, 1935, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Eng.       British physicist who discovered and named ...
▪ Ethiopian saint Latin  Eustathius  died 1369, Armenia       Ethiopian saint and founder of one of the two great Ethiopian monastic ...
Ewry, Ray C.
▪ American athlete born October 14, 1873, Lafayette, Indiana, U.S. died September 29, 1937, Douglaston, Long Island, New York  American track athlete, the only Olympic ...
ex1 /eks/, prep. 1. Finance. without, not including, or without the right to have: ex interest; ex rights. 2. Com. free of charges to the purchaser until the time of removal from ...
ex animo
/eks ah"ni moh'/; Eng. /eks an"euh moh'/, Latin. from the heart; sincerely. * * *
ex ante
/eks" an"tee/ based on anticipated changes or activity in an economy (opposed to ex post). [ < L: lit., from (what might lie) ahead; according to (what lies) ahead] * * *
ex cathedra
/eks" keuh thee"dreuh, kath"i dreuh/ from the seat of authority; with authority: used esp. of those pronouncements of the pope that are considered infallible. [1810-20; < L ex ...
ex curia
/eks kyoor"ee euh/ out of court; without litigation. [ < L ex curia] * * *
ex dividend
exclusive of dividend: applied to a stock traded when payment of a dividend is pending, indicating that the price of the security does not include any dividend declared ...
ex facie
/eks fay"shee ee', eks fah"kee ay'/, Law. (of a document) considered on the basis of its face; apparently: The contract was ex facie satisfactory. [1860-65; < L ex facie on the ...
ex facto
/eks fahk"toh/; Eng. /eks fak"toh/, Latin. according to fact; actually. * * *
ex gratia
/eks gray"shee euh/ as a favor rather than as a matter of right: ex gratia payments made to nonstriking workers. [1760-70; < L ex gratia out of goodwill] * * *
ex int.
Stock Exchange. ex interest. * * *
ex interest
Stock Exchange. without accrued interest. Also, ex-interest. * * *
ex lege
/eks le"ge/; Eng. /eks lee"jee/, Latin. by virtue of law. * * *
ex lib.
ex libris. * * *
ex libris
/eks lee"bris, luy"-/, pl. libris for 2. 1. from the library of (a phrase inscribed in or on a book before the name of the owner): Ex libris Jane Doe. 2. an inscription in or on ...
ex more
/eks moh"rdde/; Eng. /eks mawr"ee, mohr"ee, mawr"ay, mohr"ay/, Latin. according to custom. * * *
ex nihilo
ex nihilo [eks΄ nī′ə lō΄, eks΄ni′hil ō΄; ex΄nē′hil ō] adv. out of nothing [the poet does not write ex nihilo] * * *
ex nihilo nihil fit
/eks ni"hi loh' ni"hil fit"/; Eng. /eks nuy"hi loh' nuy"hil fit", nee"hi loh' nee"hil/, Latin. nothing is created from nothing. * * *
ex off.
ex officio. * * *
ex officio
—ex-officio, adj. /eks" euh fish"ee oh'/ by virtue of office or official position. [1525-35; < L] * * *
ex parte
/eks pahr"tee/ from or on one side only of a dispute, as a divorce suit; without notice to or the presence of the other party. [1665-75; < L] * * *
ex post
/eks pohst"/ based on analysis of past performance (opposed to ex ante). [1635-45; < L: from (what lies) behind, according to (what lies) behind] * * *
ex post facto
/eks" pohst' fak"toh/ 1. from or by subsequent action; subsequently; retrospectively; retroactively. 2. having retroactive force; made or done subsequently: an ex post facto ...
ex post facto law
      law that retroactively makes criminal conduct that was not criminal when performed, increases the punishment for crimes already committed, or changes the rules of ...
ex rights
Stock Exchange. without having the right to subscribe to new issues of stock, the rights being retained by the seller of the stock. Abbr.: xr Also, ex-rights. * * *
ex store
Com. with shipping costs from the store or warehouse to be paid by the buyer or consignee. * * *
ex voto
/eks woh"toh/; Eng. /eks voh"toh/, Latin. from, or in pursuance of, a vow. [1815-25] * * *
ex-1 a prefix meaning "out of," "from," and hence "utterly," "thoroughly," and sometimes imparting a privative or negative force or indicating a former title, status, etc.; ...
/eks'di rek"teuh ree, -tree, -duy-/, adj. Brit. (of a telephone number) unlisted in a telephone directory. [1935-40] * * *
ex-dividend [eks div′ə dend΄, eks div′ədənd] adj. designating a period during which the buyers of a company's stock are not entitled to receive a forthcoming ...
/eks"im'/, n. Informal. See Export-Import Bank. Also, Exim, Eximbank /ek"sim bangk'/. [by shortening] * * *
/eks'prez"i deuhnt/, n. a former president: ex-president of the company. [1790-1800, Amer.] * * *
/eks voh"toh/, n., pl. ex-votos. n. a painting or other object left as an offering in fulfillment of a vow or in gratitude, as for recovery from an illness or injury. [1815-25; < ...
/eks"werrks'/, adj. Brit. direct from the factory, excluding delivery costs, distribution costs, retail commission, etc.: the ex-works price. [1965-70] * * *
Exodus. * * *
1. examination. 2. examined. 3. example. 4. except. 5. exception. 6. exchange. 7. excursion. 8. executed. 9. executive. 10. express. 11. extra. * * *
Ex. Doc.
executive document. * * *
a combining form used in the names of units of measure equal to one quintillion (1018) of a given base unit. [prob. < Gk exo- outside, out of] * * *
—exacerbatingly, adv. —exacerbation, n. /ig zas"euhr bayt', ek sas"-/, v.t., exacerbated, exacerbating. 1. to increase the severity, bitterness, or violence of (disease, ill ...
See exacerbate. * * *
—exactable, adj. —exacter, exactor, n. —exactness, n. /ig zakt"/, adj. 1. strictly accurate or correct: an exact likeness; an exact description. 2. precise, as opposed to ...
exact differential
Math. an expression that is the total differential of some function. [1815-25] * * *
exact equation
      type of differential equation that can be solved directly without the use of any of the special techniques in the subject. A first-order differential equation (of ...
exact science
a science, as chemistry or physics, that deals with quantitatively measurable phenomena of the material universe. [1860-65] * * *
/ig zak"teuh/, n. 1. a type of bet, esp. on horse races, in which the bettor must select the first- and second-place finishers in exact order. 2. a race in which such bets are ...
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—exactingly, adv. —exactingness, n. /ig zak"ting/, adj. 1. rigid or severe in demands or requirements: an exacting teacher. 2. requiring close application or attention: an ...
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/ig zak"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of exacting; extortion: the exactions of usury. 2. an amount or sum exacted. [1350-1400; ME exactioun < L exaction- (s. of exactio) a demanding. ...
/ig zak"ti toohd', -tyoohd'/, n. the quality of being exact; exactness; preciseness; accuracy. [1725-35; < F; see EXACT, -I-, -TUDE] * * *
/ig zakt"lee/, adv. 1. in an exact manner; precisely; accurately. 2. in every respect; just: He will do exactly what he wants. 3. quite so; that's right. [1525-35; EXACT + -LY] * ...
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—exaggeratingly, adv. —exaggerator, n. /ig zaj"euh rayt'/, v., exaggerated, exaggerating. v.t. 1. to magnify beyond the limits of truth; overstate; represent ...
—exaggeratedly, adv. /ig zaj"euh ray'tid/, adj. 1. unduly or unrealistically magnified: to have an exaggerated opinion of oneself. 2. abnormally increased or ...
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/ig zaj'euh ray"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of exaggerating or overstating. 2. an instance of exaggerating; an overstatement: His statement concerning the size of his income is a ...
—exaggeratively, adv. /ig zaj"euh ray'tiv, -euhr euh tiv/, adj. tending to exaggerate; involving or characterized by exaggeration. Also, exaggeratory /ig zaj"euhr euh tawr'ee, ...
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ex·a·hertz (ĕkʹsə-hûrts') n. Abbr. EHz One quintillion (1018) hertz. * * *
—exalter, n. /ig zawlt"/, v.t. 1. to raise in rank, honor, power, character, quality, etc.; elevate: He was exalted to the position of president. 2. to praise; extol: to exalt ...
/eg'zawl tay"sheuhn, ek'sawl-/, n. 1. the act of exalting. 2. the state of being exalted. 3. elation of mind or feeling, sometimes abnormal or morbid in character; rapture: ...
—exaltedly, adv. —exaltedness, n. /ig zawl"tid/, adj. 1. raised or elevated, as in rank or character; of high station: an exalted personage. 2. noble or elevated; lofty: an ...
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/ig zam"/, n. Informal. an examination, as in school. [1875-80; short form] * * *
1. examination. 2. examined. 3. examinee. 4. examiner. * * *
/ig zay"meuhn/, n. Eccles. an examination, as of conscience. [1600-10; < L examen swarm of bees, device for weighing, balance < *exag-s-men, equiv. to *exag- base of exigere to ...
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/ig zam"euh neuhnt/, n. an examiner. [1580-90; < L examinant- (s. of examinans, prp. of examinare) weighing, trying, examining. See EXAMINE, -ANT] * * *
—examinational, adj. /ig zam'euh nay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of examining; inspection; inquiry; investigation. 2. the state of being examined. 3. the act or process of testing ...
examination boards
➡ exams * * *
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examinatorial [eg zam΄ənə tôr′ē əl, ig zam΄ənə tôr′ē əl] adj. of or having to do with an examiner or examination * * *
—examinable, adj. —examinatorial /ig zam'euh neuh tawr"ee euhl, -tohr"-/, adj. —examiner, n. —examiningly, adv. /ig zam"in/, v.t., examined, examining. 1. to inspect or ...
/ig zam'euh nee"/, n. a person who is examined. [1780-90; EXAMINE + -EE] * * *
examiner [eg zam′ənənteg zam′ə nər, igzam′ə nər] n. a person who examines, specif. one whose work is examining records, people, etc.: also examinant [eg ...
/ig zam"pleuhr, -zahm"-/, n. Archaic. exemplar. * * *
/ig zam"peuhl, -zahm"-/, n., v., exampled, exampling. n. 1. one of a number of things, or a part of something, taken to show the character of the whole: This painting is an ...
Examples of noninfectious diseases of animals
▪ Table Examples of noninfectious diseases of animals animal(s) affected name(s) of disease nature of disease Hereditary diseases pigs, calves, foals congenital absence of ...
Greater emphasis is placed on examination results in Britain than in many other countries. Most universities and employers still rely mainly on exam results for evidence of a ...
—exanimation, n. /eg zan"euh mit, -mayt', ek san"-/, adj. 1. inanimate or lifeless. 2. spiritless; disheartened. [1525-35; < L exanimatus (ptp. of exanimare to deprive of ...
—exanthematic /eg zan'theuh mat"ik, ek san'-/, exanthematous /eg'zan them"euh teuhs, ek'san-/, adj. /eg zan"theuhm, ig-, ek san"-/, n. Pathol. an eruptive disease, esp. one ...
/eg'zan thee"meuh, ek'san-/, n., pl. exanthemata /-them"euh teuh, -thee"meuh-/, exanthemas. exanthem. [1650-60] * * *
See exanthema. * * *
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ex·ap·ta·tion (ĕg'zăp-tāʹshən) n. Biology The utilization of a structure or feature for a function other than that for which it was developed through natural ...
See exaptation. * * *
See exapted. * * *
/ek"seuh rayt'/, adj. (of a pupa) having the antennae, legs, and wings free. Cf. obtect. [1865-70; < L exaratus (ptp. of exarare to plow up). See EX-1, ARABLE, -ATE1] * * *
exarch1 —exarchal, adj. /ek"sahrk/, n. 1. Eastern Ch. a. a patriarch's deputy. b. a title originally applied to a patriarch but later applied only to a bishop ranking below a ...
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/ek"sahr kayt', -kit, ek sahr"kayt/, n. the office, jurisdiction, or province of an exarch. Also, exarchy /ek"sahr kee/. [1555-65; < ML exarchatus domain of an exarch. See ...
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—exasperatedly, adv. —exasperater, n. —exasperatingly, adv. v. /ig zas"peuh rayt'/; adj. /ig zas"peuhr it/, v., exasperated, exasperating, adj. v.t. 1. to irritate or ...
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/ig zas'peuh ray"sheuhn/, n. 1. an act or instance of exasperating; provocation. 2. the state of being exasperated; irritation; extreme annoyance: Her exasperation at being ...
exc abbrev. except * * *
Excellency. * * *
1. excellent. 2. except. 3. exception. 4. excudit. 5. excursion. * * *
/ek skal"euh beuhr/, n. Arthurian Romance. the magic sword of King Arthur. * * * ▪ Arthurian legend  in Arthurian legend, King Arthur's sword. As a boy, Arthur alone was ...
/eks kahr'dn ay"sheuhn/, n. the transfer of a cleric from the jurisdiction of one bishop to that of another. [EX-1 + (IN)CARDINATION] * * *
ex ca·the·dra (ĕks' kə-thēʹdrə) adv. & adj. With the authority derived from one's office or position: the pope speaking ex cathedra; ex cathedra determinations.   [Latin ...
/eks kaw"dayt/, adj. Zool. tailless; lacking a tail or taillike process. [EX-1 + CAUDATE] * * *
/eks"keuh vayt'/, v.t., excavated, excavating. 1. to make hollow by removing the inner part; make a hole or cavity in; form into a hollow, as by digging: The ground was excavated ...
excavating machine
▪ engineering       any machine, usually self-powered, that is used in digging or earth-moving operations of some kind; the power shovel, bulldozer, and grader ...
—excavational, adj. /eks'keuh vay"sheuhn/, n. 1. a hole or cavity made by excavating. 2. the act of excavating. 3. an area in which excavating has been done or is in progress, ...
/eks"keuh vay'teuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that excavates. 2. a power-driven machine for digging, moving, or transporting loose gravel, sand, or soil. 3. a sharp, spoonlike ...
—exceedable, adj. —exceeder, n. /ik seed"/, v.t. 1. to go beyond in quantity, degree, rate, etc.: to exceed the speed limit. 2. to go beyond the bounds or limits of: to ...
ex·ceed·ance (ĭk-sēdʹns) n. The amount by which something, especially a pollutant, exceeds a standard or permissible measurement. * * *
/ik see"ding/, adj. 1. extraordinary; exceptional. adv. 2. Archaic. exceedingly. [1485-95; EXCEED + -ING2] * * *
/ik see"ding lee/, adv. to an unusual degree; very; extremely: The children were doing exceedingly well in school. [1425-75; late ME. See EXCEEDING, -LY] * * *
/ik sel"/, v., excelled, excelling. v.i. 1. to surpass others or be superior in some respect or area; do extremely well: to excel in math. v.t. 2. to surpass; be superior to; ...
/ek"seuh leuhns/, n. 1. the fact or state of excelling; superiority; eminence: his excellence in mathematics. 2. an excellent quality or feature: Use of herbs is one of the ...
/ek"seuh leuhn see/, n., pl. excellencies. 1. (usually cap.) Also, Excellence. a title of honor given to certain high officials, as governors, ambassadors, and Roman Catholic ...
—excellently, adv. /ek"seuh leuhnt/, adj. 1. possessing outstanding quality or superior merit; remarkably good. 2. Archaic. extraordinary; superior. [1350-1400; ME < L ...
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/ik sel"see euhr, ek-/, n. 1. fine wood shavings, used for stuffing, packing, etc. 2. Print. a 3-point type: a size smaller than brilliant. [1770-80, Amer.; formerly a ...
Excelsior diamond
▪ gem       until the discovery of the Cullinan diamond in 1905, the world's largest-known uncut diamond. When found by a worker loading a truck in the De Beers mine at ...
Excelsior Springs
a town in W Missouri. 10,424. * * * ▪ Missouri, United States       city, astride the Ray-Clay county line, western Missouri, U.S., 12 miles (19 km) northeast of Kansas ...

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