Webster's Dictionary, 1913
[ Latin angularis
, from angulus
angle, corner. See Angle
.] 1. Relating to an angle or to angles; having an angle or angles; forming an angle or corner; sharp-cornered; pointed; as, an angular figure. 2. Measured by an angle; as, angular distance. 3. Fig.: Lean; lank; raw-boned; ungraceful; sharp and stiff in character; as, remarkably angular in his habits and appearance; an angular female. Angular aperture
, Angular distance
. See Aperture , Distance .
-- Angular motion
, the motion of a body about a fixed point or fixed axis, as of a planet or pendulum. It is equal to the angle passed over at the point or axis by a line drawn to the body.
-- Angular point
, the point at which the sides of the angle meet; the vertex.
-- Angular velocity
, the ratio of anuglar motion to the time employed in describing.
Angular noun (Anat.) A bone in the base of the lower jaw of many birds, reptiles, and fishes.
Angularity noun The quality or state of being angular; angularness.
Angularly adverb In an angular manner; with of at angles or corners. B. Jonson.
Angularness noun The quality of being angular.
Angulate transitive verb To make angular.
Angulate, Angulated adjective [ Latin angulatus , past participle of angulare to make angular.] Having angles or corners; angled; as, angulate leaves.
Angulation noun A making angular; angular formation. Huxley.
Angulo-dentate adjective . [ Latin angulus angle + dens , dentis , tooth.] (Botany) Angularly toothed, as certain leaves.
Angulometer noun [ Latin angulus angle + -meter .] An instrument for measuring external angles.
Angulose adjective Angulous. [ R.]
Angulosity noun A state of being angulous or angular. [ Obsolete]
[ Latin angulosus
: confer French anguleux
.] Angular; having corners; hooked.
Held together by hooks and angulous involutions.
[ Latin angustus
. See Anguish
.] Narrow; strait.
Angustate adjective [ Latin angustatus , past participle of angustare to make narrow.] Narrowed.
Angustation noun The act of making narrow; a straitening or contacting. Wiseman.
Angusticlave (ăn*gŭs"tĭ*klāv) noun [ Latin angustus narrow + clavus a nail, a stripe.] (Rom. Antiq.) A narrow stripe of purple worn by the equites on each side of the tunic as a sign of rank.
[ Latin angustus
narrow (see Anguish
) + folium
leaf.] (Botany) Having narrow leaves. Wright.
Angwantibo noun (Zoology) A small lemuroid mammal ( Arctocebus Calabarensis ) of Africa. It has only a rudimentary tail.
Anhang transitive verb [ Anglo-Saxon onhangian .] To hang. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Anharmonic adjective [ French anharmonique , from Greek 'an priv. + ... harmonic.] (Math.) Not harmonic. The anharmonic function or ratio of four points abcd on a straight line is the quantity ( ac/ad ):( bc/bd ), where the segments are to be regarded as plus or minus, according to the order of the letters.
Anhelation noun [ Latin anhelatio , from anhelare to pant; an (perh. akin to English on ) + halare to breathe: confer French anhélation .] Short and rapid breathing; a panting; asthma. Glanvill.
Anhele intransitive verb
[ Confer Old French aneler
. See Anhelation
.] To pant; to be breathlessly anxious or eager ( for ).
They anhele . . . for the fruit of our convocation.
Anhelose adjective Anhelous; panting. [ R.]
Anhelous adjective [ Latin anhelus .] Short of breath; panting.
[ Brazilian name.] A South American aquatic bird; the horned screamer or kamichi ( Palamedea cornuta ). See Kamichi .
Anhinga noun [ Portuguese ] (Zoology) An aquatic bird of the southern United States ( Platus anhinga ); the darter, or snakebird.
Anhistous adjective [ Greek 'an priv. + "isto`s web, tissue: confer French anhiste .] (Biol.) Without definite structure; as, an anhistous membrane.
Anhungered adjective Ahungered; longing. [ Archaic]
[ See Anhydrous
.] (Chemistry) An oxide of a nonmetallic body or an organic radical, capable of forming an acid by uniting with the elements of water; -- so called because it may be formed from an acid by the abstraction of water.
[ See Anhydrous
.] (Min.) A mineral of a white or a slightly bluish color, usually massive. It is anhydrous sulphate of lime, and differs from gypsum in not containing water (whence the name).
Anhydrous adjective [ Greek ... wanting water; 'an priv. + "y`dwr water.] Destitute of water; as, anhydrous salts or acids.
Ani or A"no noun [ Native name.] (Zoology) A black bird of tropical America, the West Indies and Florida ( Crotophaga ani ), allied to the cuckoos, and remarkable for communistic nesting.
Anicut An"ni*cut noun [ Tamil anai kattu dam building.] A dam or mole made in the course of a stream for the purpose of regulating the flow of a system of irrigation. [ India] Brande & C.
Anidiomatical adjective [ Greek 'an priv. + English idiomatical .] Not idiomatic. [ R.] Landor.
Anient, Anientise transitive verb [ Old French anientir , French anéantir .] To frustrate; to bring to naught; to annihilate. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Anigh preposition & adverb [ Prefix a- + nigh .] Nigh. [ Archaic]
Anight, Anights adverb
[ Middle English on niht
.] In the night time; at night.
Does he hawk anights still?
[ French anil
, Spanish anīl
, or Portuguese anil
; all from Arabic an-nīl
, for al-nīl
the indigo plant, from Sanskrit nīla
dark blue, nīlī
indigo, indigo plant. Confer Lilac
.] (Botany) A West Indian plant ( Indigofera anil ), one of the original sources of indigo; also, the indigo dye.
Anile adjective [ Latin anilis , from anus an old woman.] Old-womanish; imbecile. " Anile ideas." Walpole.
Anileness noun Anility. [ R.]
Anilic adjective (Chemistry) Pertaining to, or obtained from, anil; indigotic; -- applied to an acid formed by the action of nitric acid on indigo. [ R.]
Anilide noun (Chemistry) One of a class of compounds which may be regarded as amides in which more or less of the hydrogen has been replaced by phenyl.
[ See Anil
.] (Chemistry) An organic base belonging to the phenylamines. It may be regarded as ammonia in which one hydrogen atom has been replaced by the radical phenyl. It is a colorless, oily liquid, originally obtained from indigo by distillation, but now largely manufactured from coal tar or nitrobenzene as a base from which many brilliant dyes are made.
Aniline adjective Made from, or of the nature of, aniline.
Anilinism noun [ Aniline + -ism .] (Medicine) A disease due to inhaling the poisonous fumes present in the manufacture of aniline.
[ Latin anilitas
. See Anile
.] The state of being and old woman; old-womanishness; dotage.
"Marks of anility
Animadversal noun The faculty of perceiving; a percipient. [ Obsolete] Dr. H. More.
[ Latin animadversio
, from animadvertere
: confer French animadversion
. See Animadvert
.] 1. The act or power of perceiving or taking notice; direct or simple perception.
The soul is the sole percipient which hath animadversion and sense, properly so called. 2. Monition; warning.
[ Obsolete] Clarendon. 3. Remarks by way of criticism and usually of censure; adverse criticism; reproof; blame.
He dismissed their commissioners with severe and sharp animadversions . 4. Judicial cognizance of an offense; chastisement; punishment.
[ Archaic] "Divine animadversions." Wesley. Syn.
-- Stricture; criticism; censure; reproof; blame; comment.