Webster's Dictionary, 1913
A-tiptoe adverb On tiptoe; eagerly expecting.
We all feel a-tiptoe with hope and confidence.
Atheize transitive verb To render atheistic or godless.
They endeavored to atheize one another.
Atheize intransitive verb To discourse, argue, or act as an atheist. [ R.] -- A"the*i`zer noun Cudworth.
Atheling (ăth"ĕl*ĭng) noun [ Anglo-Saxon æðeling noble, from æðele noble, akin to German adel nobility, edel noble. The word æðel , English ethel , is in many Anglo-Saxon proper names, as Ethel wolf, noble wolf; Ethel bald, noble bold; Ethel bert, noble bright.] An Anglo-Saxon prince or nobleman; esp., the heir apparent or a prince of the royal family. [ Written also Adeling and Ætheling .]
Atheneum, Athenæum noun
[ Latin Athenaeum
, Greek 'Aqhn`aion
a temple of Minerva at Athens, from 'Aqhna^
, contr. from 'Aqhna`a
, in Homer 'Aqh`nh
, Athene (called Minerva
by the Romans), the tutelary goddess of Athens.] 1. (Gr. Antiq.) A temple of Athene, at Athens, in which scholars and poets were accustomed to read their works and instruct students. 2. A school founded at Rome by Hadrian. 3. A literary or scientific association or club. 4. A building or an apartment where a library, periodicals, and newspapers are kept for use.
Athenian adjective [ Confer French Athénien .] Of or pertaining to Athens, the metropolis of Greece. -- noun A native or citizen of Athens.
Atheological adjective Opposed to theology; atheistic. Bp. Montagu.
Atheology noun [ Prefix a- not + theology .] Antagonism to theology. Swift.
[ Greek ... without God. See Atheist
.] 1. Atheistic; impious.
[ Obsolete] Milton. 2. Without God, neither accepting nor denying him.
I should say science was atheous , and therefore could not be atheistic.
Bp. of Carlisle.
[ New Latin atherina
, from Greek ... a kind of smelt.] (Zoology) A small marine fish of the family Atherinidæ , having a silvery stripe along the sides. The European species ( Atherina presbyter ) is used as food. The American species ( Menidia notata ) is called silversides and sand smelt . See Silversides .
[ See Athermanous
.] Inability to transmit radiant heat; impermeability to heat. Tyndall.
Athermanous adjective [ Greek 'a priv. + qermai`nein to heat, qe`rma heat: confer French athermane .] (Chemistry) Not transmitting heat; -- opposed to diathermanous .
Athermous adjective (Chemistry) Athermanous.
Atheroid adjective [ Greek ..., ..., a beard, or an ear, of grain + -oid .] Shaped like an ear of grain.
Atheroma noun [ Latin , from Greek ..., ..., from ... gr...ats, meal.] (Medicine) (a) An encysted tumor containing curdy matter. (b) A disease characterized by thickening and fatty degeneration of the inner coat of the arteries.
Atheromatous adjective (Medicine) Of, pertaining to, or having the nature of, atheroma. Wiseman.
Athetize transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Athetized
; present participle & verbal noun Athetizing
.] [ Greek ..., from ... set aside, not fixed; ... not + ... to place.] To set aside or reject as spurious, as by marking with an obelus.
Athetosis noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... not fixed; 'a priv. + ... to set.] (Medicine) A variety of chorea, marked by peculiar tremors of the fingers and toes.
Athink transitive verb To repent; to displease; to disgust. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
[ Middle English ofthurst
, Anglo-Saxon ofpyrsted
, past participle of ofpyrstan
; prefix of-
, intensive + pyrstan
to thirst. See Thirst
.] 1. Wanting drink; thirsty. 2. Having a keen appetite or desire; eager; longing.
for battle." Cowper.
Athlete noun [ Latin athleta , Greek ... prizefighter, from ... to contend for a prize, ..., Hom. ..., contest, ... prize; from the same root as English wed : confer French athlète .]
1. (Antiq.) One who contended for a prize in the public games of ancient Greece or Rome. 2. Any one trained to contend in exercises requiring great physical agility and strength; one who has great activity and strength; a champion. 3. One fitted for, or skilled in, intellectual contests; as, athletes of debate.
[ Latin athleticus
, Greek .... See Athlete
.] 1. Of or pertaining to athletes or to the exercises practiced by them; as, athletic games or sports. 2. Befitting an athlete; strong; muscular; robust; vigorous; as, athletic Celts.
-- Ath*let"ic*al*ly adverb
Athleticism noun The practice of engaging in athletic games; athletism.
Athletics noun The art of training by athletic exercises; the games and sports of athletes.
Athletism noun The state or practice of an athlete; the characteristics of an athlete.
Athrepsia noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... priv. + ... nourishment.] (Medicine) Profound debility of children due to lack of food and to unhygienic surroundings. -- A*threp"tic adjective
[ Prefix a-
.] 1. Across; from side to side of.
Athwart the thicket lone. 2. (Nautical) Across the direction or course of; as, a fleet standing athwart our course. Athwart hawse
, across the stem of another vessel, whether in contact or at a small distance.
-- Athwart ships
, across the ship from side to side, or in that direction; -- opposed to fore and aft .
Athwart adverb 1. Across, especially in an oblique direction; sidewise; obliquely.
Sometimes athwart , sometimes he strook him straight. 2. Across the course; so as to thwart; perversely.
All athwart there came
A post from Wales loaden with heavy news.
[ Prefix a-
.] 1. In the manner of a tilter; in the position, or with the action, of one making a thrust.
"To run atilt
at men." Hudibras. 2. In the position of a cask tilted, or with one end raised. [ In this sense sometimes used as an adjective.]
Abroach, atilt , and run
Even to the lees of honor.
Beau. & Fl.
Atimy noun [ Greek ...; 'a priv. + ... honor.] (Gr. Antiq.) Public disgrace or stigma; infamy; loss of civil rights. Mitford.
[ New Latin , from Greek ....] (Zoology) A genus of small glassy heteropod mollusks found swimming at the surface in mid ocean. See Heteropod .
Atlantal adjective (Anat.) (a) Relating to the atlas. (b) Anterior; cephalic. Barclay.
[ Latin Atlant...us
.] 1. Of or pertaining to the isle Atlantis, which the ancients allege was sunk, and overwhelmed by the ocean. 2. Pertaining to, or resembling, Atlas; strong.
With Atlantean shoulders, fit to bear
The weight of mightiest monarchies.
Atlantes noun plural
[ Latin , from Greek ..., plural of .... See Atlas
.] (Architecture) Figures or half figures of men, used as columns to support an entablature; -- called also telamones . See Caryatides . Oxf. Gloss.
[ Latin Atlanticus
, from Atlas
. See Atlas
.] 1. Of or pertaining to Mt. Atlas in Libya, and hence applied to the ocean which lies between Europe and Africa on the east and America on the west; as, the Atlantic Ocean (called also the Atlantic ); the Atlantic basin; the Atlantic telegraph. 2. Of or pertaining to the isle of Atlantis. 3. Descended from Atlas.
The seven Atlantic sisters.
Atlantides noun plural
[ Latin See Atlantes
.] The Pleiades or seven stars, fabled to have been the daughters of Atlas.
; plural Atlases
[ Latin Atlas
, - antis
, Greek ..., ..., one of the older family of gods, who bears up the pillars of heaven; also Mt. Atlas
, in W. Africa, regarded as the pillar of heaven. It is from the root of ... to bear. See Tolerate
.] 1. One who sustains a great burden. 2. (Anat.) The first vertebra of the neck, articulating immediately with the skull, thus sustaining the globe of the head, whence the name. 3. A collection of maps in a volume
; -- supposed to be so called from a picture of Atlas supporting the world, prefixed to some collections. This name is said to have been first used by Mercator, the celebrated geographer, in the 16th century. 4. A volume of plates illustrating any subject. 5. A work in which subjects are exhibited in a tabular from or arrangement; as, an historical atlas . 6. A large, square folio, resembling a volume of maps; -- called also atlas folio . 7. A drawing paper of large size. See under Paper , noun Atlas powder
, a nitroglycerin blasting compound of pasty consistency and great explosive power.
Atlas noun [ Arabic , smooth.] A rich kind of satin manufactured in India. Brande & C.
Atlas powder A blasting powder or dynamite composed of nitroglycerin, wood fiber, sodium nitrate, and magnesium carbonate.
Atman noun [ Sanskrit ātman .] (Hinduism) (a) The life principle, soul, or individual essence. (b) The universal ego from whom all individual atmans arise. This sense is a European excrescence on the East Indian thought.
Atmiatry noun [ Greek ... vapor + ... medical treatment, healing.] Treatment of disease by vapors or gases, as by inhalation.
Atmidometer noun [ Greek ..., ..., smoke, vapor + -meter ; confer French atmidomètre .] An instrument for measuring the evaporation from water, ice, or snow. Brande & C.
Atmo noun [ Contr. from atmosphere .] (Physics) The standard atmospheric pressure used in certain physical measurements calculations; conventionally, that pressure under which the barometer stands at 760 millimeters, at a temperature of 0Â° Centigrade, at the level of the sea, and in the latitude of Paris. Sir W. Thomson.
Atmologic, Atmological adjective Of or pertaining to atmology. " Atmological laws of heat." Whewell.
Atmologist noun One who is versed in atmology.
Atmology noun [ Greek ... vapor + - logy .] (Physics) That branch of science which treats of the laws and phenomena of aqueous vapor. Whewell.
Atmolysis noun [ Greek ... vapor + ... a loosing, ... to loose.] (Chemistry) The act or process of separating mingled gases of unequal diffusibility by transmission through porous substances.
Atmolyzation noun (Chemistry) Separation by atmolysis.
Atmolyze transitive verb (Chemistry) To subject to atmolysis; to separate by atmolysis.