Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Anachoret noun An*ach`o*ret"ic*al adjective See Anchoret , Anchoretic . [ Obsolete]

Anachorism noun [ Greek ... + ... place.] An error in regard to the place of an event or a thing; a referring something to a wrong place. [ R.]

Anachronic, Anachronical adjective Characterized by, or involving, anachronism; anachronistic.

Anachronism noun [ Greek ..., from ... to refer to a wrong time, to confound times; ... + ... time: confer French anachronisme .] A misplacing or error in the order of time; an error in chronology by which events are misplaced in regard to each other, esp. one by which an event is placed too early; falsification of chronological relation.

Anachronistic adjective Erroneous in date; containing an anachronism. T. Warton.

Anachronize transitive verb [ Greek ....] To refer to, or put into, a wrong time. [ R.] Lowell.

Anachronous adjective Containing an anachronism; anachronistic. -- An*ach"ro*nous*ly , adverb

Anaclastic adjective [ Greek ... to bend back and break; to reflect (light); ... + ... to break.]
1. (Opt.) Produced by the refraction of light, as seen through water; as, anaclastic curves.

2. Springing back, as the bottom of an anaclastic glass.

Anaclastic glass , a glass or phial, shaped like an inverted funnel, and with a very thin convex bottom. By sucking out a little air, the bottom springs into a concave form with a smart crack; and by breathing or blowing gently into the orifice, the bottom, with a like noise, springs into its former convex form.

Anaclastics noun (Opt.) That part of optics which treats of the refraction of light; -- commonly called dioptrics . Encyc. Brit.

Anacoluthic adjective Lacking grammatical sequence. -- An`a*co*lu"thic*al*ly adverb

Anacoluthon noun [ Greek ..., ..., not following, wanting sequence; 'an priv. + ... following.] (Gram.) A want of grammatical sequence or coherence in a sentence; an instance of a change of construction in a sentence so that the latter part does not syntactically correspond with the first part.

Anaconda noun [ Of Ceylonese origin?] (Zoology) A large South American snake of the Boa family ( Eunectes murinus ), which lives near rivers, and preys on birds and small mammals. The name is also applied to a similar large serpent ( Python tigris ) of Ceylon.

Anacreontic adjective [ Latin Anacreonticus .] Pertaining to, after the manner of, or in the meter of, the Greek poet Anacreon; amatory and convivial. De Quincey.

Anacreontic noun A poem after the manner of Anacreon; a sprightly little poem in praise of love and wine.

Anacrotic adjective (Physiol.) Pertaining to anachronism.

Anacrotism noun [ Greek ..., up, again + ... a stroke.] (Physiol.) A secondary notch in the pulse curve, obtained in a sphygmographic tracing.

Anacrusis noun [ Greek ..., from ... to push up or back; ... + ... to strike.] (Pros.) A prefix of one or two unaccented syllables to a verse properly beginning with an accented syllable.

Anadem noun [ Latin anadema , Greek ..., from ... to wreathe; ... up + ... to bind.] A garland or fillet; a chaplet or wreath. Drayton. Tennyson.

Anadiplosis noun [ Latin , from Greek ...; ... + ... to double, ..., ..., twofold, double.] (Rhet.) A repetition of the last word or any prominent word in a sentence or clause, at the beginning of the next, with an adjunct idea; as, "He retained his virtues amidst all his misfortunes -- misfortunes which no prudence could foresee or prevent."

Anadrom noun [ Confer French anadrome .] (Zoology) A fish that leaves the sea and ascends rivers.

Anadromous adjective [ Greek ... running upward; ... + ... a running, ... to run.]
1. (Zoology) Ascending rivers from the sea, at certain seasons, for breeding, as the salmon, shad, etc.

2. (Botany) Tending upwards; -- said of terns in which the lowest secondary segments are on the upper side of the branch of the central stem. D. C. Eaton.

Anaërobia, Anaërobes noun plural [ New Latin anaerobia ; an- not + aëro- + Greek ... life.] (Bacteriol.) Anaërobic bacteria. They are called facultative anaërobia when able to live either in the presence or absence of free oxygen; obligate , or obligatory , anaërobia when they thrive only in its absence.

Anaërobic adjective (Biol.) Relating to, or like, anaërobies; anaërobiotic.

Anaërobic adjective [ Prefix an- not + aërobic .] (Biol.) Not requiring air or oxygen for life; -- applied especially to those microbes to which free oxygen is unnecessary; anaërobiotic; -- opposed to aërobic .

Anaërobies noun plural [ Greek 'an priv. + ..., ..., air + bi`os life.] (Biol.) Microörganisms which do not require oxygen, but are killed by it. Sternberg.

Anaërobiotic adjective (Anat.) Related to, or of the nature of, anaërobies.

Anaglyph noun [ Greek ... wrought in low relief, ... embossed work; ... + ... to engrave.] Any sculptured, chased, or embossed ornament worked in low relief, as a cameo.

Anaglyphic noun Work chased or embossed relief.

Anaglyphic, Anaglyphical adjective Pertaining to the art of chasing or embossing in relief; anaglyptic; -- opposed to diaglyptic or sunk work.

Anaglyptic adjective [ Latin anaglypticus , Greek ..., .... See Anaglyph .] Relating to the art of carving, enchasing, or embossing in low relief.

Anaglyptics noun The art of carving in low relief, embossing, etc.

Anaglyptograph noun [ Greek ... + - graph .] An instrument by which a correct engraving of any embossed object, such as a medal or cameo, can be executed. Brande & C.

Anaglyptographic adjective Of or pertaining to anaglyptography; as, anaglyptographic engraving.

Anaglyptography noun [ Greek ... embossed + -graphy .] The art of copying works in relief, or of engraving as to give the subject an embossed or raised appearance; -- used in representing coins, bas-reliefs, etc.

Anagnorisis noun [ Latinized from Greek ...; ... + ... to recognize.] The unfolding or dénouement. [ R.] De Quincey.

Anagoge noun [ Greek ... a leading up; ... + ... a leading, ... to lead.]
1. An elevation of mind to things celestial.

2. The spiritual meaning or application; esp. the application of the types and allegories of the Old Testament to subjects of the New.

Anagogic, Anagogical adjective Mystical; having a secondary spiritual meaning; as, the rest of the Sabbath, in an anagogical sense, signifies the repose of the saints in heaven; an anagogical explication. -- An`a*gog"ic*al*ly , adverb

Anagogics noun plural Mystical interpretations or studies, esp. of the Scriptures. Latin Addison.

Anagogy noun Same as Anagoge .

Anagram noun [ French anagramme , Late Latin anagramma , from Greek ... back, again + ... to write. See Graphic .] Literally, the letters of a word read backwards, but in its usual wider sense, the change or one word or phrase into another by the transposition of its letters. Thus Galenus becomes angelus ; William Noy (attorney-general to Charles I., and a laborious man) may be turned into I moyl in law .

Anagram transitive verb To anagrammatize.

Some of these anagramed his name, Benlowes, into Benevolus.

Anagrammatic, Anagrammatical adjective [ Confer French anagramtique .] Pertaining to, containing, or making, an anagram. -- An`a*gram*mat"ic*al*ly , adverb

Anæmia (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 adjective Of or pertaining to anæmia.

Anæsthesia 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 noun See Anæsthesia .

Anæsthetic adjective (Medicine) (a) Capable of rendering insensible; as, anæsthetic agents. (b) Characterized by, or connected with, insensibility; as, an anæsthetic effect or operation.

Anæsthetic noun (Medicine) That which produces insensibility to pain, as chloroform, ether, etc.

Anæsthetization noun The process of anæsthetizing; also, the condition of the nervous system induced by anæsthetics.

Anæsthetize transitive verb (Medicine) To render insensible by an anæsthetic. Encyc. Brit.