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ill-equipped
/il"i kwipt"/, adj. 1. badly or inadequately equipped: an ill-equipped army. 2. ill-prepared: a student ill-equipped to begin calculus. [1955-60] * * *
ill-fated
/il"fay"tid/, adj. 1. destined, as though by fate, to an unhappy or unfortunate end: an ill-fated voyage. 2. bringing bad fortune. [1700-10] Syn. 1. doomed, hapless, ill-starred, ...
ill-favored
—ill-favoredly, adv. —ill-favoredness, n. /il"fay"veuhrd/, adj. 1. unpleasant in appearance; homely or ugly. 2. offensive; unpleasant; objectionable. Also, esp. Brit., ...
ill-fitted
/il"fit"id/, adj. 1. badly or uncomfortably fitted: an ill-fitted denture. 2. ill-suited: His health made him ill-fitted for hard labor. * * *
ill-fitting
ill-fit·ting (ĭlʹfĭtʹĭng) adj. 1. Not fitting well or correctly: ill-fitting trousers. 2. Unsuitable or inappropriate: ill-fitting levity. * * *
ill-formed
—ill-formedness /il"fawr"mid nis, -fawrmd"-/, n. /il"fawrmd"/, adj. 1. badly formed. 2. Ling. not conforming to the rules of a given language; ungrammatical (opposed to ...
ill-founded
/il"fown"did/, adj. based on weak evidence, illogical reasoning, or the like: an ill-founded theory. [1665-75] * * *
ill-gotten
/il"got"n/, adj. acquired by dishonest, improper, or evil means: ill-gotten gains. [1545-55] * * *
ill-humored
ill-hu·mored (ĭlʹhyo͞oʹmərd) adj. Irritable; surly.   illʹ-huʹmored·ly adv. * * *
ill-humoredly
See ill-humored. * * *
ill-informed
/il"in fawrmd"/, adj. lacking adequate or proper knowledge or information, as in one particular subject or in a variety of subjects: The public is ill-informed of the ...
ill-intentioned
/il"in ten"sheuhnd/, adj. having malicious intentions: an ill-intentioned criticism that was meant more to hurt than to help. * * *
ill-judged
/il"jujd"/, adj. injudicious; unwise. [1710-20] * * *
ill-kempt
/il"kempt"/, adj. unkempt. * * *
ill-looking
/il"look"ing/, adj. Older Use. 1. ugly. 2. sinister. [1625-35] * * *
ill-mannered
—ill-manneredly, adv. —ill-manneredness, n. /il"man"euhrd/, adj. having bad or poor manners; impolite; discourteous; rude. [1375-1425; late ME; see ILL, MANNERED] Syn. ...
ill-manneredly
See ill-mannered. * * *
ill-natured
—ill-naturedly, adv. —ill-naturedness, n. /il"nay"cheuhrd/, adj. having or showing an unkindly or unpleasant disposition. [1625-35] Syn. cranky, petulant, sulky, morose, ...
ill-naturedly
See ill-natured. * * *
ill-naturedness
See ill-naturedly. * * *
ill-omened
/il"oh"meuhnd/, adj. having or attended by bad omens; ill-starred. [1675-85] * * *
ill-prepared
/il"pri paird"/, adj. badly or inadequately prepared or trained: ill-prepared job applicants; The hotel was ill-prepared for so many guests. * * *
ill-sorted
/il"sawr"tid/, adj. badly matched; poorly arranged. [1685-95] * * *
ill-spent
/il"spent"/, adj. misspent; wasted. * * *
ill-starred
/il"stahrd"/, adj. 1. doomed to misfortune or disaster; ill-fated; unlucky: an ill-starred enterprise. 2. disastrous: an ill-starred marriage. [1595-1605] * * *
ill-suited
/il"sooh"tid/, adj. not suitable; inappropriate. Syn. unsuitable, inapt. Ant. suitable, apt. * * *
ill-tempered
ill-tempered [il′tem′pərd] adj. having or showing a bad temper; quarrelsome; sullen; irritable * * * ill-tem·pered (ĭlʹtĕmʹpərd) adj. Having a bad temper; ...
ill-temperedly
See ill-tempered. * * *
ill-timed
/il"tuymd"/, adj. badly timed; inopportune. [1685-95] * * *
ill-treat
—ill-treatment, n. /il"treet"/, v.t. to treat badly; maltreat; abuse. [1695-1705] * * *
ill-treatment
See ill-treat. * * *
ill-usage
ill-usage [il′yo͞o′sij] n. unfair, unkind, or cruel treatment; abuse: also written ill usage * * * ill-us·age (ĭlʹyo͞oʹsĭj, -zĭj) n. Bad treatment; ill-use. * * *
ill-use
v. /il"yoohz"/; n. /il"yoohs"/, v., ill-used, ill-using, n. v.t. 1. to treat badly, unjustly, cruelly, etc. n. 2. Also, ill-usage. bad, unjust, or cruel treatment. [1835-45] * * *
ill-wisher
/il"wish"euhr/, n. a person who wishes misfortune to another. [1600-10] * * *
Ill.
Illinois. * * *
ill.
1. illustrated. 2. illustration. 3. illustrator. 4. most illustrious. [(def. 4) < L illustrissimus] * * *
Illampu
/ee yahm"pooh/, n. a peak of Mount Sorata. Cf. Sorata. * * *
Illarionovich
(as used in expressions) Vorontsov Mikhail Illarionovich Kutuzov Mikhail Illarionovich Prince Mikhail Illarionovich Golenishchev Kutuzov * * *
illation
/i lay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of inferring. 2. an inference; conclusion. [1525-35; < LL illation- (s. of illatio) a carrying in, equiv. to L illat(us) suppletive ptp. of inferre ...
illative
—illatively, adv. /il"euh tiv, i lay"tiv/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or expressing illation; inferential: an illative word such as "therefore." 2. Gram. noting a case, as in ...
illatively
See illative. * * *
illaudable
—illaudably, adv. /i law"deuh beuhl/, adj. unworthy of praise; not laudable. [1580-90; < LL illaudabilis. See IL-2, LAUDABLE] * * *
Illawarra
▪ district, New South Wales, Australia       southern coastal district, New South Wales, Australia, extending 110 miles (180 km) from Bald Hill (north of Stanwell Park) ...
Ille
/eel/, n. a river in Ille-et-Vilaine in W France, flowing S to Rennes. * * *
Ille-et-Vilaine
/eel e vee len"/, n. a department in W France. 702,199; 2700 sq. mi. (7000 sq. km). Cap.: Rennes. * * *
illegal
—illegally, adv. /i lee"geuhl/, adj. 1. forbidden by law or statute. 2. contrary to or forbidden by official rules, regulations, etc.: The referee ruled that it was an illegal ...
illegal alien
1. a foreigner who has entered or resides in a country unlawfully or without the country's authorization. 2. a foreigner who enters the U.S. without an entry or immigrant visa, ...
illegal procedure
Football. a penalty assessed against the offensive team for a technical rules violation, as in assuming an illegal formation. * * *
illegality
/il'ee gal"i tee/, n., pl. illegalities. 1. illegal condition or quality; unlawfulness. 2. an illegal act. [1630-40; < ML illegalitas. See ILLEGAL, -ITY] * * *
illegalize
—illegalization, n. /i lee"geuh luyz'/, v.t., illegalized, illegalizing. to make illegal: They even wanted to illegalize smoking. Also, esp. Brit., illegalise. [1810-20; ...
illegally
See illegal. * * *
illegibility
See illegible. * * *
illegible
—illegibility, illegibleness, n. —illegibly, adv. /i lej"euh beuhl/, adj. not legible; impossible or hard to read or decipher because of poor handwriting, faded print, etc.: ...
illegibleness
See illegibility. * * *
illegibly
See illegibility. * * *
illegit
/il'i jit"/, adj. Informal. dishonest or unprincipled. [1910-15; by shortening from ILLEGITIMATE] * * *
illegitimacy
/il'i jit"euh meuh see/, n., pl. illegitimacies. the state or quality of being illegitimate. [1670-80; ILLEGITIM(ATE) + -ACY] * * * ▪ law       status of children ...
illegitimate
—illegitimately, adv. —illegitimateness, illegitimation, n. adj., n. /il'i jit"euh mit/; v. /il'i jit"euh mayt'/, adj., n., v., illegitimated, illegitimating. adj. 1. born of ...
illegitimately
See illegitimate. * * *
illegitimatize
/il'i jit"euh meuh tuyz'/, v.t., illegitimatized, illegitimatizing. to make illegitimate: The decree illegitimatized his heirs. Also, esp. Brit., illegitimatise. [1805-15; ...
illegitimize
/il i jit"euh muyz'/, v.t., illegitimized, illegitimizing. Also, esp. Brit., illegitimise. illegitimatize. * * *
illfeeling
ill feeling n. A feeling of animosity or rancor. * * *
illhealth
ill health n. Poor health; sickness. * * *
illhumor
ill humor n. An irritable state of mind; surliness. * * *
Illía
/ee yee"ah/, n. Arturo /ahrdd tooh"rddaw/, 1900-83, Argentine physician and statesman: president 1963-66. * * *
illiberal
—illiberality, illiberalness, illiberalism, n. —illiberally, adv. /i lib"euhr euhl, i lib"reuhl/, adj. 1. narrowminded; bigoted. 2. Archaic. a. not generous in giving; ...
illiberalism
See illiberal. * * *
illiberality
See illiberalism. * * *
illiberally
See illiberalism. * * *
illiberalness
See illiberalism. * * *
Illiciales
▪ plant order       order of primitive, dicotyledonous flowering plants comprising the families Illiciaceae and Schisandraceae, with three genera, of mostly tropical and ...
illicit
—illicitly, adv. —illicitness, n. /i lis"it/, adj. 1. not legally permitted or authorized; unlicensed; unlawful. 2. disapproved of or not permitted for moral or ethical ...
illicitly
See illicit. * * *
illicitness
See illicitly. * * *
Illimani
/ee'yee mah"nee/, n. a mountain in W Bolivia, in the Andes, near La Paz. 21,188 ft. (6458 m). * * *
Illimani, Nevado
▪ mountain, South America       snowcapped mountain peak, 21,004 feet (6,402 metres) in elevation, just south of La Paz, Bolivia's administrative capital. It overlooks ...
illimitability
See illimitable. * * *
illimitable
—illimitability, illimitableness, n. —illimitably, adv. /i lim"i teuh beuhl/, adj. not limitable; limitless; boundless. [1590-1600; IL-2 + LIMITABLE] * * *
illimitableness
See illimitability. * * *
illimitably
See illimitability. * * *
illin'
/il"in/, adj. Slang. foolish; crazy (used esp. in the phrase be illin'). [1980-85; appar. from ILL] * * *
illinium
/i lin"ee euhm/, n. Chem. (formerly) promethium. Symbol: Il [1925-30; named after ILLINOIS; see -IUM] * * *
Illinoian
/il'euh noy"euhn/, n. 1. Geol. the third stage of the glaciation of North America during the Pleistocene. 2. Illinoisan. adj. 3. Geol. of or pertaining to the Illinoian stage. 4. ...
Illinoian Glacial Stage
▪ geology       major division of geologic time and deposits in North American during the Pleistocene Epoch (1,600,000 to 10,000 years ago). The Illinoian, a time of ...
Illinois
/il'euh noy", -noyz"/, n. 1. a state in the central United States: a part of the Midwest. 11,418,461; 56,400 sq. mi. (146,075 sq. km). Cap.: Springfield. Abbr.: IL (for use with ...
Illinois Central Gulf Railroad Co. (IC)
U.S. railroad formed by the merger of the Illinois Central Railroad Co. and the Gulf, Mobile, and Ohio Railroad Co. The Illinois Central was chartered in 1851, and its first line ...
Illinois Central Railroad
▪ American company       former U.S. railroad founded in 1851 that expanded service from Illinois to much of the Midwest before merging with the Canadian National ...
Illinois Institute of Technology
▪ school, Chicago, Illinois, United States  private, coeducational institution of higher learning in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. It dates to 1890, when the Armour Institute of ...
Illinois River
River, northeastern Illinois, U.S. Formed by the junction of the Des Plaines River and Kankakee River in Illinois, it flows southwest across the state, joining the Mississippi ...
Illinois State University
▪ university, Normal, Illinois, United States       public, coeducational university in Normal, Illinois, U.S. Established in 1857, the university is the oldest public ...
Illinois, flag of
▪ Flag History       U.S. state flag consisting of a white field (background) with the state seal in the centre showing a bald eagle, a shield, a ribbon, and other ...
Illinois, University of
▪ university system, Illinois, United States       state system of higher education in Illinois, U.S. It consists of three campuses, the main campus in the twin cities ...
Illinoisan
/il'euh noy"euhn/ or, sometimes, /-noy"zeuhn/, n. 1. a native or inhabitant of Illinois. adj. 2. of or pertaining to Illinois or its inhabitants. Also, Illinoian, ...
Illinoisbundleflower
Illinois bun·dle·flow·er (bŭnʹdl-flou'ər) n. A herbaceous perennial (Desmanthus illinoensis) having a somewhat woody base, bipinnate leaves, and whitish flowers. It is ...
IllinoisRiver
Illinois River A river rising in northeast Illinois and flowing about 439 km (273 mi) generally southwest to the Mississippi River in west-central Illinois. * * *
IllinoisWaterway
Illinois Waterway A system of rivers and canals of northern and western Illinois, linking Chicago and Lake Michigan with the Mississippi River. It includes the Chicago, Des ...
illiquid
—illiquidity, n. —illiquidly, adv. /i lik"wid/, adj. (of an asset) not readily convertible into cash; not liquid. [1685-95; IL-2 + LIQUID] * * *
illiquidity
See illiquid. * * *
illite
—illitic /i lit"ik/, adj. /il"uyt/, n. any of a group of clay minerals, hydrous potassium aluminosilicates, characterized by a three-layer micalike structure and a gray, light ...
illiteracy
/i lit"euhr euh see/, n., pl. illiteracies for 3. 1. a lack of ability to read and write. 2. the state of being illiterate; lack of any or enough education. 3. a mistake in ...
illiterate
—illiterately, adv. —illiterateness, n. /i lit"euhr it/, adj. 1. unable to read and write: an illiterate group. 2. having or demonstrating very little or no education. 3. ...
illiterately
See illiterate. * * *
illiterateness
See illiterately. * * *
illiterati
/i lit'euh rah"tee, -ray"tuy/, n.pl. Informal. illiterate or ignorant people. [1780-90; b. ILLITERATE and LITERATI] * * *
illnature
ill nature n. A disagreeable, irritable, or malevolent disposition. * * *
illness
/il"nis/, n. 1. unhealthy condition; poor health; indisposition; sickness. 2. Obs. wickedness. [1490-1500; ILL + -NESS] Syn. 1. ailment, affliction, infirmity. * * *
illocutionary
—illocution, n. /il'euh kyooh"sheuh ner'ee/, adj. Philos., Ling. pertaining to a linguistic act performed by a speaker in producing an utterance, as suggesting, warning, ...
illogic
/i loj"ik/, n. the state or quality of being illogical; illogicality: His speech was full of illogic. [1855-60; IL-2 + LOGIC] * * *
illogical
—illogically, adv. —illogicalness, n. /i loj"i keuhl/, adj. not logical; contrary to or disregardful of the rules of logic; unreasoning: an illogical reply. [1580-90; IL-2 + ...
illogicality
/i loj'i kal"i tee/, n., pl. illogicalities. 1. illogic. 2. an example of illogic: an argument notable for its illogicalities. [1820-30; ILLOGICAL + -ITY] * * *
illogically
See illogicality. * * *
illogicalness
See illogicality. * * *
illude
/i loohd"/, v.t., illuded, illuding. 1. to deceive or trick. 2. Obs. a. to mock or ridicule. b. to evade. [1445-50; me < illudere to mock, ridicule; see ILLUSION] * * *
illume
/i loohm"/, v.t., illumed, illuming. Archaic. to illuminate. [1595-1605; short for ILLUMINE] * * *
illuminable
—illuminability, n. /i looh"meuh neuh beuhl/, adj. capable of being illuminated. [1720-30; < L illuminabilis. See ILLUMINE, -ABLE] * * *
illuminance
/i looh"meuh neuhns/, n. Optics. illumination (def. 6). [1940-45; ILLUMIN(ATE) + -ANCE] * * *
illuminant
/i looh"meuh neuhnt/, n. an illuminating agent or material. [1635-45; < L illuminant- (s. of illuminans) prp. of illuminare to light up, brighten, equiv. to illumin- (see ...
illuminate
—illuminatingly, adv. v. /i looh"meuh nayt'/; adj., n. /i looh"meuh nit, -nayt'/, v., illuminated, illuminating, adj., n. v.t. 1. to supply or brighten with light; light up. 2. ...
illuminated manuscript
Handwritten book decorated with gold or silver, brilliant colours, elaborate designs, or miniature paintings. "Illumination" originally denoted embellishment of text with gold ...
illuminati
/i looh'meuh nah"tee, -nay"tuy/, n.pl., sing. illuminato /-toh/. 1. persons possessing, or claiming to possess, superior enlightenment. 2. (cap.) a name given to different ...
illuminating
/i looh"meuh nay'ting/, adj. 1. giving or casting light. 2. informative; enlightening. [1555-65; ILLUMINATE + -ING2] * * *
illuminatingly
See illuminate. * * *
illumination
—illuminational, adj. /i looh'meuh nay"sheuhn/, n. 1. an act or instance of illuminating. 2. the fact or condition of being illuminated. 3. a decoration of lights, usually ...
illuminative
/i looh"meuh nay'tiv, -neuh tiv/, adj. giving light; illuminating. [1635-45; ILLUMINATE + -IVE] * * *
illuminator
/i looh"meuh nay'teuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that illuminates. 2. a device for illuminating, as a light source with a lens or mirror for concentrating light. 3. a person who ...
illumine
—illuminable, adj. /i looh"min/, v.t., v.i., illumined, illumining. to illuminate. [1300-50; ME illuminen < L illuminare to light up, equiv. to il- IL-1 + lumin- (s. of lumen) ...
illuminism
—illuminist, n. /i looh"meuh niz'euhm/, n. 1. the doctrines or claims of Illuminati. 2. a doctrine of enlightenment. [1790-1800; ILLUMIN(ATI) + -ISM] * * *
illuminist
See illuminism. * * *
illuminometer
/i looh'meuh nom"i teuhr/, n. an instrument for measuring illumination. [1890-95; ILLUMIN(ATION) + -O- + -METER] * * *
illus
illus abbrev. 1. illustrated 2. illustration 3. illustrator * * *
illus.
1. illustrated. 2. illustration. * * *
illusion
—illusioned, adj. /i looh"zheuhn/, n. 1. something that deceives by producing a false or misleading impression of reality. 2. the state or condition of being deceived; ...
illusional
See illusion. * * *
illusionary
/i looh"zheuh ner'ee/, adj. of, pertaining to, or characterized by illusions; deceptive; misleading. Also, illusional. [1885-90; ILLUSION + -ARY] * * *
illusionism
—illusionistic, adj. /i looh"zheuh niz'euhm/, n. 1. a technique of using pictorial methods in order to deceive the eye. Cf. trompe l'oeil. 2. Philos. a theory or doctrine that ...
illusionist
/i looh"zheuh nist/, n. 1. a conjurer or magician who creates illusions, as by sleight of hand. 2. an adherent of illusionism. [1835-45; ILLUSION + -IST] * * *
illusionistic
See illusionism. * * *
illusionistically
See illusionistic. * * *
illusionless
See illusional. * * *
illusive
—illusively, adv. —illusiveness, n. /i looh"siv/, adj. illusory. [1670-80; ILLUS(ORY) + -IVE] * * *
illusively
See illusive. * * *
illusiveness
See illusively. * * *
illusory
—illusorily, adv. —illusoriness, n. /i looh"seuh ree, -zeuh-/, adj. 1. causing illusion; deceptive; misleading. 2. of the nature of an illusion; unreal. [1590-1600; < LL ...
illust.
1. illustrated. 2. illustration. * * *
illustratable
See illustrate. * * *
illustrate
—illustratable, adj. /il"euh strayt', i lus"trayt/, v., illustrated, illustrating. v.t. 1. to furnish (a book, magazine, etc.) with drawings, pictures, or other artwork ...
illustrated
/il"euh stray'tid/, adj. 1. containing pictures, drawings, and other illustrations: an illustrated book. n. 2. Brit. a magazine or newspaper regularly containing many photographs ...
Illustrated London News
a British magazine, first published in 1842, which was especially successful in the 19th century with its combination of news stories and pictures, a new idea at the time. It ...
illustration
/il'euh stray"sheuhn/, n. 1. something that illustrates, as a picture in a book or magazine. 2. a comparison or an example intended for explanation or corroboration. 3. the act ...
illustrational
/il'euh stray"sheuh nl/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of illustrations: illustrational art. 2. used for purposes of illustration; serving to illustrate; ...
illustrative
—illustratively, adv. /i lus"treuh tiv, il"euh stray'tiv/, adj. serving to illustrate; explanatory: illustrative examples. [1635-45; ILLUSTRATE + -IVE] * * *
illustratively
See illustrative. * * *
illustrator
/il"euh stray'teuhr, i lus"tray teuhr/, n. 1. an artist who makes illustrations: an illustrator of children's books. 2. a person or thing that illustrates. [1590-1600; < LL, ...
illustrious
—illustriously, adv. —illustriousness, n. /i lus"tree euhs/, adj. 1. highly distinguished; renowned; famous: an illustrious leader. 2. glorious, as deeds or works: many ...
illustriously
See illustrious. * * *
illustriousness
See illustriously. * * *
illuvial
/i looh"vee euhl, i loohv"yeuhl/, adj. of or pertaining to illuviation or illuvium. [1920-25; < L illuvi(es) mud, flood, lit., what washes or is washed in (il- IL-1 + -luv-, ...
illuviate
/i looh"vee ayt'/, v.i., illuviated, illuviating. 1. to undergo illuviation. 2. to produce illuviation. [ < L illuvi(es) mud (see ILLUVIAL) + -ATE1] * * *
illuviation
/i looh'vee ay"sheuhn/, n. the accumulation in one layer of soil of materials that have been leached out of another layer. [1925-30; ILLUVI(AL) + -ATION] * * * Accumulation of ...
illuvium
/i looh"vee euhm/, n., pl. illuviums, illuvia /-vee euh/. the material accumulated through illuviation. [ < L illuv(ies) (see ILLUVIAL) + -IUM, on the model of ALLUVIUM, L ...
illwill
ill will n. Unfriendly feeling; enmity. * * *
illy
/il"ee, il"lee/, adv. ill. [1540-50; ILL + -LY] * * *
Illyria
/i lear"ee euh/, n. an ancient country along the E coast of the Adriatic. * * * Ancient country, northwestern Balkan Peninsula, southeastern Europe. It was inhabited from the ...
Illyrian
/i lear"ee euhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Illyria. n. 2. a native or inhabitant of Illyria. 3. the extinct language of the Illyrians, an Indo-European language of uncertain ...
Illyrian language
      Indo-European language spoken in pre-Roman times along the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea and in southeastern Italy. The language of the Illyrian fragments found ...
Illyrian Provinces
Former territory, Dalmatian coast of Europe. When the French victory in 1809 compelled Austria to cede part of its southern Slav lands to France, Napoleon combined Carniola, ...
Illyricum
/i lear"i keuhm/, n. a Roman province in ancient Illyria. * * *
ilm al-ḥadīthʿ
▪ Islam       form of investigation established by Muslim traditionists in the 3rd century AH (9th century AD) to determine the validity of accounts (hadiths ...
Ilmarinen
/eel"mah ree'neuhn/, n. Finnish Legend. one of the heroes of the Kalevala. * * *
Ilmen, Lake
Lake, northwestern Russia. It occupies the centre of the Ilmen Plain, a glacial lowland drained by nearly 50 rivers, including the Msta, Pola, and Lovat, that flow into the ...
ilmenite
/il"meuh nuyt'/, n. a very common black mineral, iron titanate, FeTiO3, occurring in crystals but more commonly massive. [1820-30; after the Ilmen Mountains (Russ Il'ménskie ...
ILO
See International Labor Organization. Also, I.L.O. * * *
Ilobasco
▪ El Salvador       town, north-central El Salvador. It is in a rich agricultural area (cattle, coffee, sugarcane, and indigo) but is known primarily for its clay ...
Ilobu
▪ Nigeria       town, Osun state, southwestern Nigeria. It lies along a tributary of the Oshun River and on the road from Ogbomosho to Oshogbo. Ilobu is a trade centre ...
Ilocano
/ee'loh kah"noh/, n., pl. Ilocanos, (esp. collectively) Ilocano. 1. a member of a people of Luzon in the Philippines. 2. the Austronesian language of the Ilocano. Also, ...
Iloilo
/ee'loh ee"loh/, n. a seaport on S Panay, in the central Philippines. 244,827. * * * City (pop., 2000: 365,820), Panay island, Philippines. Pre-Spanish settlement was ...
Iloilo City
▪ Philippines       chartered city, on the southeastern coast of Panay, Philippines. At the mouth of the Jaro River on the Iloilo Strait and sheltered by the offshore ...
Ilokano
/ee'loh kah"noh/, n., pl. Ilokanos, (esp. collectively) Ilokano. Ilocano. * * *
Ilopango, Lake
▪ lake, El Salvador Spanish  Lago De Ilopango,    lake, south central El Salvador, on the borders of San Salvador, La Paz, and Cuscatlán departments. Occupying the crater ...
Ilorin
/i lawr"in/, n. a town in W central Nigeria. 282,000. * * * City (pop., 1991: 532,089), western Nigeria. It is located on a minor tributary of the Niger River. Founded by the ...
Ilos
▪ Greek mythology       in Greek mythology, the founder of Ilion ( Troy). Ilos (or Zacynthus, a Cretan name) has been identified either as the brother of Erichthonius or ...
Ilotycin
/uy'loh tuy"sin/, Pharm., Trademark. a brand of erythromycin (def. 1). * * *
ILP
➡ Independent Labour Party. * * *
ILS
Aeron. instrument landing system. * * *
Ilse
/il"seuh/, n. a female given name, form of Elizabeth. * * *
ILTF
International Lawn Tennis Federation. * * *
iltizām
▪ tax system       in the Ottoman Empire, taxation system carried out by farming of public revenue. The state auctioned taxation rights to the highest bidder (mültazim, ...
Iltutmish
▪ Delhi sultan also called  Shams al-Dīn Iltutmish , Iltutmish also spelled  Altamsh  died April 29, 1236       third and greatest Delhi sultan (Delhi sultanate) ...
Ilulissat
▪ Greenland Danish  Jakobshavn   town on the west coast of Greenland, near the mouth of Jakobshavn Fjord on Qeqertarsuup (Disko) Bay. The Greenlandic name of the town ...
Ilumquh
Arabian god of the moon. Deemed superior to the gods associated with the sun and Venus, he was the protector of cities and patron god of the capital cities of southern Arabia. ...
Ilya
(as used in expressions) Ehrenburg Ilya Grigoryevich Ilya Ilich Mechnikov Repin Ilya Yefimovich * * *
Ilya Of Murom
▪ Russian literary hero Russian  Ilya Muromets,         a hero of the oldest known Old Russian byliny, traditional heroic folk chants. He is presented as the ...
Ilyushin Il-2
▪ Soviet aircraft also called  Stormovik,        single-seat assault bomber that was a mainstay of the Soviet air force during World War II. The Il-2 is generally ...
Ilyushin Il-76
▪ Soviet aircraft also called  Il        -76, Soviet military transport aircraft, first flown in 1971 and first produced in 1975. It was designed by the Ilyushin ...
Ilyushin, Sergey Vladimirovich
▪ Soviet aircraft designer born March 30 [March 18, Old Style], 1894, Dilyalevo, Vologda province, Russia died Feb. 9, 1977, Moscow       Soviet aircraft designer who ...
Im Kwon-taek
▪ 2003       In May 2002 South Korean motion-picture director Im Kwon-taek won the best director award at the Cannes International Film Festival for Chihwaseon (2002), a ...
im-
im-1 var. of in-2 before b, m, p: imbrute; immigrate; impassion. im-2 var. of in-3 before b, m, p: imbalance; immoral; imperishable. im-3 var. of in-1 before b, m, p: imbed; ...
Imabari
▪ Japan  city, Ehime ken (prefecture), Shikoku, Japan, facing the Kurushima Strait on the Inland Sea. Imabari, founded as a castle town, was the first port in Shikoku to be ...
Imād ad-Dawlahʿ
▪ Būyid ruler also called ʿalī Ibn Būyeh born 892 died 949       one of the founders of the Būyid dynasty of Iran. ʿAlī and his brothers Aḥmad and Ḥasan ...
image
—imageable, adj. —imager, n. /im"ij/, n., v., imaged, imaging. n. 1. a physical likeness or representation of a person, animal, or thing, photographed, painted, sculptured, ...
image dissector
a form of television camera tube in which an electron image produced by a photoemitting surface is focused in the plane of an aperture and deflected past the aperture to achieve ...
image orthicon
Television. a camera tube, more sensitive than the orthicon, in which an electron image generated by a photocathode is focused on one side of a target that is scanned on its ...
image processing
Set of computational techniques for analyzing, enhancing, compressing, and reconstructing images. Its main components are importing, in which an image is captured through ...
image tube
an electron tube that receives a pattern of radiation, as infrared, ultraviolet, or x-ray, on a photosensitive surface and reproduces the pattern on a fluorescent screen. Also ...
image-maker
image-maker [im′ij māk΄ər] n. HANDLER (sense c) * * * im·age-mak·er (ĭmʹĭj-mā'kər) n. Informal One who uses the techniques of advertising or public relations to ...
image-making
See image-maker. * * *
imageless
See image. * * *
imagemaker
/im"ij may'keuhr/, n. a person, as a publicist, who specializes in creating images for companies, political candidates, etc. Also, image-maker. [1925-30; IMAGE + MAKER] * * *
imageorthicon
image orthicon n. See orthicon. * * *
imager
See imageless. * * *
imagery
—imagerial /im'euh jear"ee euhl/, adj. —imagerially, adv. /im"ij ree, im"i jeuh ree/, n., pl. imageries. 1. the formation of mental images, figures, or likenesses of things, ...
imagesetter
/im"ij set'euhr/, n. a printer, or typesetting machine, for producing professional-quality text with extremely high resolution. * * *
imagetube
image tube n. An electronic device that uses a photoelectric surface to release electrons and ultimately produce an image. * * *
imaginability
See imaginable. * * *
imaginable
—imaginableness, n. —imaginably, adv. /i maj"euh neuh beuhl/, adj. capable of being imagined or conceived. [1325-75; ME < LL imaginabilis, equiv. to L imagina(ri) to IMAGINE ...
imaginably
See imaginability. * * *
imaginal
/i may"geuh nl, i mah"-/, adj. Entomol. of, pertaining to, or having the form of an imago. [1875-80; < NL imagin-, s. of imago IMAGO + -AL1] * * *
imaginarily
See imaginary. * * *
imaginariness
See imaginarily. * * *
imaginary
—imaginarily, adv. —imaginariness, n. /i maj"euh ner'ee/, adj., n., pl. imaginaries. adj. 1. existing only in the imagination or fancy; not real; fancied: an imaginary ...
imaginary axis
Math. the vertical axis in an Argand diagram. * * *
imaginary number
Math. Also called imaginary, pure imaginary number. a complex number having its real part equal to zero. [1905-10] * * * Any number of the form a + bi where a and b are real ...
imaginary part
Math. the coefficient b in the complex number a + bi. Cf. real part. [1925-30] * * *
imaginary unit
Math. the complex number i. [1905-10] * * *
imaginarynumber
imaginary number n. A complex number in which the imaginary part is not zero. * * *
imaginaryunit
imaginary unit n. Symbol i The square root of -1, corresponding to the point (0,1) in the geometric representation of complex numbers as points in a plane. * * *
imagination
—imaginational, adj. /i maj'euh nay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the faculty of imagining, or of forming mental images or concepts of what is not actually present to the senses. 2. the ...
imaginational
See imagination. * * *
imaginative
—imaginatively, adv. —imaginativeness, n. /i maj"euh neuh tiv, -nay'tiv/, adj. 1. characterized by or bearing evidence of imagination: an imaginative tale. 2. of, pertaining ...
imaginatively
See imaginative. * * *
imaginativeness
See imaginatively. * * *
imagine
—imaginer, n. /i maj"in/, v., imagined, imagining. v.t. 1. to form a mental image of (something not actually present to the senses). 2. to think, believe, or fancy: He imagined ...
imagineer
/i maj'euh near"/, n. a person who practices or is skilled in imagineering. [b. IMAGINE and ENGINEER] * * *
imagineering
/i maj'euh near"ing/, n. the implementing of creative ideas into practical form. [b. IMAGINE and ENGINEERING] * * *
imaginer
See imagine. * * *
imagines
i·ma·gi·nes (ĭ-māʹgə-nēz') n. A plural of imago. * * *
imaging
/im"euh jing/, n. 1. Psychol. a technique in which one uses mental images to control bodily processes and thus ease pain or to succeed in some endeavor that one has visualized in ...
Imaginism
▪ Russian literary movement       Russian poetic movement that followed the Russian Revolution of 1917 and advocated poetry based on a series of arresting and unusual ...
imagism
—imagist, n., adj. —imagistic, adj. —imagistically, adv. /im"euh jiz'euhm/, n. Literature. 1. (often cap.) a theory or practice of a group of poets in England and America ...
imagist
See imagism. * * * ▪ English literature       any of a group of American and English poets whose poetic program was formulated about 1912 by Ezra Pound (Pound, ...
imagistic
See imagist. * * *
imagistically
See imagist. * * *
imago
/i may"goh, i mah"-/, n., pl. imagoes, imagines /-geuh neez'/. 1. Entomol. an adult insect. 2. Psychoanal. an idealized concept of a loved one, formed in childhood and retained ...
imam
—imamship, n. /i mahm"/, n. Islam. 1. the officiating priest of a mosque. 2. the title for a Muslim religious leader or chief. 3. one of a succession of seven or twelve ...
Imam Bondjol
born 1772, Kampung Tandjung Bunga, Sumatra died Nov. 6, 1864, Manado, Celebes Leader in a religious war that divided the Minangkabau people of Sumatra. A convert to reformist ...
imamate
/i mah"mayt/, n. 1. the office of an imam. 2. the region or territory governed by an imam. [1720-30; IMAM + -ATE3] * * *
imambarah
/i mahm'bah"rah/, n. Islam. (in India) 1. a building, rooms, etc., used by Shi'ites for ceremonies, esp. during the first 10 days of Muharram. 2. a large tomb. Also, imaumbara, ...
Imamite
/i mah"muyt/, n. Islam. a member of the principal sect of Shi'ah, believing in a succession of twelve divinely inspired imams, beginning with Ali and ending with Muhammad ...
Imamura, Shohei
▪ 2007       Japanese film director (b. Sept. 15, 1926, Tokyo, Japan—d. May 30, 2006, Tokyo), was a master storyteller whose themes followed the lives of people on the ...
imaret
/i mahr"et/, n. (in Turkey) a hospice for pilgrims, travelers, etc. [1605-15; < Turk < Ar 'imarah building] * * *
Imari
▪ Japan       city, Saga ken (prefecture), Kyushu, Japan, facing Imari Bay. The two islands of Taka and Fuku form a natural mole, protecting the city's harbour. Imari ...
Imari ware
/i mahr"ee/ Japanese porcelain noted for its rich floral underglaze decoration in iron-red, blue, and gold, and later copied in China and Europe. [1900-05 after a locale in ...
imbalance
/im bal"euhns/, n. 1. the state or condition of lacking balance, as in proportion or distribution. 2. faulty muscular or glandular coordination. [1895-1900; IM-2 + BALANCE] * * *
imbalanced
See imbalance. * * *
Imbangala
▪ people also spelled  Mbangala         a warrior group of central Angola that emerged in the late 16th century. In older sources, the Imbangala are sometimes ...
imbecile
—imbecilely, adv. /im"beuh sil, -seuhl/ or, esp. Brit., /-seel'/, n. 1. Psychol. a person of the second order in a former classification of mental retardation, above the level ...
imbecilely
See imbecile. * * *
imbecilic
/im'beuh sil"ik/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of an imbecile. 2. contemptibly stupid, silly, or inappropriate: an imbecilic suggestion. [1915-20; IMBECILE + ...
imbecility
/im'beuh sil"i tee/, n., pl. imbecilities. 1. Psychol. the state of being an imbecile. 2. an instance or point of weakness; feebleness; incapability. 3. stupidity; silliness; ...
imbed
/im bed"/, v.t., imbedded, imbedding. embed. * * *
imbedding
/im bed"ing/, n. Math. embedding. * * *
Imber, Naphtali Herz
▪ Hebrew poet born 1856, Zloczow, Galicia, Austria-Hungary died Oct. 8, 1909, New York, N.Y., U.S.       itinerant Hebrew poet whose poem “Ha-Tiqva” (“The ...
imbibe
—imbiber, n. /im buyb"/, v., imbibed, imbibing. v.t. 1. to consume (liquids) by drinking; drink: He imbibed great quantities of iced tea. 2. to absorb or soak up, as water, ...
imbiber
See imbibe. * * *
imbibition
—imbibitional, adj. /im'beuh bish"euhn/, n. 1. act of imbibing. 2. Physical Chem. the absorption of solvent by a gel. 3. Photog. (in color printing) absorption of dye by ...


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