Anythingarian A`ny·thing·a"ri·an noun One who holds to no particular creed or dogma.
Anyway, Anyways A"ny·way, A"ny·ways adverb Anywise; at all. Tennyson. Southey.
Anywhere A"ny·where adverb In any place. Udall.
Anywhither A"ny·whith`er adverb To or towards any place. [ Archaic] De Foe.
Anywise A"ny·wise adverb In any wise or way; at all. " Anywise essential." Burke.
Anæmia A·næ"mi·a (ȧ*nē"mĭ*ȧ) adjective [ New Latin , from Greek 'anaimi`a ; 'an priv. + a'i^ma blood.] (Medicine) A morbid condition in which the blood is deficient in quality or in quantity.
Anæmic A·næm"ic adjective Of or pertaining to anæmia.
Anæsthesia An`æs·the"si·a noun [ New Latin , from Greek ...; 'an priv. + ... feeling, ... to feel: confer French anesthésie . See Æsthetics .] (Medicine) Entire or partial loss or absence of feeling or sensation; a state of general or local insensibility produced by disease or by the inhalation or application of an anæsthetic.
Anæsthesis An`æs·the"sis noun See Anæsthesia .
Anæsthetic An`æs·thet"ic adjective (Medicine) (a) Capable of rendering insensible; as, anæsthetic agents. (b) Characterized by, or connected with, insensibility; as, an anæsthetic effect or operation.
Anæsthetic An`æs·thet"ic noun (Medicine) That which produces insensibility to pain, as chloroform, ether, etc.
Anæsthetization An·æs`the·ti·za"tion noun The process of anæsthetizing; also, the condition of the nervous system induced by anæsthetics.
Anæsthetize An·æs"the·tize transitive verb (Medicine) To render insensible by an anæsthetic. Encyc. Brit.
Aonian A·o"ni·an (a*ō"nĭ* a n) adjective [ From Aonia , a part of Bœotia, in Greece.] Pertaining to Aonia, in Bœotia, or to the Muses, who were supposed to dwell there. Aonian fount , the fountain of Aganippe, at the foot of Mount Helicon, not far from Thebes, and sacred to the Muses.
Aorist A"o·rist (ā"o*rĭst) noun [ Greek 'ao`ristos indefinite; 'a priv. + "ori`zein to define, ... boundary, limit.] (Gram.) A tense in the Greek language, which expresses an action as completed in past time, but leaves it, in other respects, wholly indeterminate.
Aoristic A`o·ris"tic adjective [ Greek 'aoristiko`s .] Indefinite; pertaining to the aorist tense.
Aorta A·or"ta noun [ New Latin , from Greek ..., from ... to lift, heave.] (Anat.) The great artery which carries the blood from the heart to all parts of the body except the lungs; the main trunk of the arterial system. » In fishes and the early stages of all higher vertebrates the aorta divides near its origin into several branches (the aortic arches ) which pass in pairs round the œsophagus and unite to form the systemic aorta. One or more pairs of these arches persist in amphibia and reptiles, but only one arch in birds and mammals, this being on the right side in the former, and on the left in the latter.
Aortic A·or"tic adjective Of or pertaining to the aorta.
Aortitis A`or·ti"tis noun [ Aorta + - itis .] (Medicine) Inflammation of the aorta.
Aoudad A"ou·dad noun [ The Moorish name.] (Zoology) An African sheeplike quadruped (the Ammotragus tragelaphus ) having a long mane on the breast and fore legs. It is, perhaps, the chamois of the Old Testament.
Apace A·pace" adverb
[ Prefix a-
. Middle English a pas
at a walk, in which a
is the article. See Pace
.] With a quick pace; quick; fast; speedily.
His dewy locks did drop with brine apace .
A visible triumph of the gospel draws on apace .
Apaches A·pa"ches noun plural ; sing. Apache (Ethnol.) A group of nomadic North American Indians including several tribes native of Arizona, New Mexico, etc.
Apagoge Ap`a·go"ge noun [ Greek ... a leading away, from ... to lead away; ... from + ... to lead.] (Logic) An indirect argument which proves a thing by showing the impossibility or absurdity of the contrary.
Apagogic, Apagogical Ap`a·gog"ic, Ap`a·gog"ic·al adjective Proving indirectly, by showing the absurdity, or impossibility of the contrary. Bp. Berkeley.
Apaid A·paid" adjective Paid; pleased. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Apair A·pair" transitive verb & i. To impair or become impaired; to injure. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Apalachian Ap`a·la"chi·an adjective See Appalachian .
Apanage Ap"an·age noun Same as Appanage .
Apanthropy A·pan"thro·py noun [ Greek ...; ... from + ... man.] An aversion to the company of men; a love of solitude.
Apar, Apara A"par, A"pa·ra noun [ Native name apara .] (Zoology) See Mataco .
Aparejo A`pa·re"jo noun [ Spanish ] A kind of pack saddle used in the American military service and among the Spanish Americans. It is made of leather stuffed with hay, moss, or the like.
Aparithmesis Ap`a·rith"me·sis noun [ Greek ..., from ... to count off or over.] (Rhet.) Enumeration of parts or particulars.
Apart A·part" adverb
[ French Ã part
; (L. ad
) + part
part. See Part
.] 1. Separately, in regard to space or company; in a state of separation as to place; aside.
Others apart sat on a hill retired.
The Lord hath set apart him that is godly for himself. 2. In a state of separation, of exclusion, or of distinction, as to purpose, use, or character, or as a matter of thought; separately; independently; as, consider the two propositions apart . 3. Aside; away.
Ps. iv. 3.
"Wherefore lay apart
all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness." Jas. i. 21.
Let Pleasure go, put Care apart . 4. In two or more parts; asunder; to piece; as, to take a piece of machinery apart .
Apartment A·part"ment noun [ French appartement ; confer Italian appartamento , from appartare to separate, set apart; all from Latin ad + pars , partis , part. See Apart .] 1. A room in a building; a division in a house, separated from others by partitions. Fielding. 2. A set or suite of rooms. De Quincey. 3. A compartment. [ Obsolete] Pope.
Apartment house A·part"ment house A building comprising a number of suites designed for separate housekeeping tenements, but having conveniences, such as heat, light, elevator service, etc., furnished in common; -- often distinguished in the United States from a flat house .
Apartness A·part"ness noun The quality of standing apart.
Apastron Ap·as"tron noun [ Greek ... from + ... star.] (Astron.) That point in the orbit of a double star where the smaller star is farthest from its primary.
Apathetic, Apathetical Ap`a·thet"ic, Ap`a·thet"ic·al adjective [ See Apathy .] Void of feeling; not susceptible of deep emotion; passionless; indifferent.
Apathetically Ap`a·thet"ic·al·ly adverb In an apathetic manner.
Apathist Ap"a·thist noun [ Confer French apathiste .] One who is destitute of feeling.
Apathistical Ap`a·this"tic·al adjective Apathetic; une motional. [ R.]
Apathy Ap"a·thy noun
; plural Apathies
[ Latin apathia
, Greek ...; 'a
priv. + ..., from ..., ..., to suffer: confer French apathie
. See Pathos
.] Want of feeling; privation of passion, emotion, or excitement; dispassion; -- applied either to the body or the mind. As applied to the mind, it is a calmness, indolence, or state of indifference, incapable of being ruffled or roused to active interest or exertion by pleasure, pain, or passion.
of despair." Macaulay.
A certain apathy or sluggishness in his nature which led him . . . to leave events to take their own course.
According to the Stoics, apathy meant the extinction of the passions by the ascendency of reason.
» In the first ages of the church, the Christians adopted the term to express a contempt of earthly concerns. Syn.
-- Insensibility; unfeelingness; indifference; unconcern; stoicism; supineness; sluggishness.
Apatite Ap"a·tite noun [ Greek ... deceit, from ... to deceive; it having been often mistaken for other minerals.] (Min.) Native phosphate of lime, occurring usually in six-sided prisms, color often pale green, transparent or translucent.
Apaumé A`pau`mé" noun See Appaumé .
Ape Ape (āp) noun [ Anglo-Saxon apa ; akin to Dutch aap , Old High German affo , German affe , Icelandic api , Swedish apa , Danish abe , W. epa .] 1. (Zoology) A quadrumanous mammal, esp. of the family Simiadæ , having teeth of the same number and form as in man, and possessing neither a tail nor cheek pouches. The name is applied esp. to species of the genus Hylobates , and is sometimes used as a general term for all Quadrumana. The higher forms, the gorilla, chimpanzee, and ourang, are often called anthropoid apes or man apes . » The ape of the Old Testament was probably the rhesus monkey of India, and allied forms. 2. One who imitates servilely (in allusion to the manners of the ape); a mimic. Byron. 3. A dupe. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Ape Ape transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Aped
; present participle & verbal noun Aping
.] To mimic, as an ape imitates human actions; to imitate or follow servilely or irrationally.
"How he apes
his sire." Addison.
The people of England will not ape the fashions they have never tried.
Apeak A·peak" adverb & adjective [ Prefix a- + peak . Confer French Ã pic vertically.] (Nautical) In a vertical line. The anchor in apeak , when the cable has been sufficiently hove in to bring the ship over it, and the ship is them said to be hove apeak . [ Spelt also apeek .]
Apehood Ape"hood noun The state of being an ape.
Apellous A·pel"lous adjective [ Prefix a- not + Latin pellis skin.] Destitute of skin. Brande & C.
Apennine Ap"en·nine adjective [ Latin Apenninus , from Celtic pen , or ben , peak, mountain.] Of, pertaining to, or designating, the Apennines, a chain of mountains extending through Italy.