Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Anisometropia noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... + ... measure + ..., ..., eye.] Unequal refractive power in the two eyes.
Anisopetalous adjective [ Greek ... unequal + ... leaf.] (Botany) Having unequal petals.
Anisophyllous adjective [ Greek ... unequal + ... leaf.] (Botany) Having unequal leaves.
Anisopleura noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek ... unequal + ... side.] (Zoology) A primary division of gastropods, including those having spiral shells. The two sides of the body are unequally developed.
Anisopoda noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek ... unequal + -poda .] (Zoology) A division of Crustacea, which, in some its characteristics, is intermediate between Amphipoda and Isopoda.
Anisospore noun [ Greek ... priv. + isospore .] (Biol.) A sexual spore in which the sexes differ in size; -- opposed to isospore .
Anisostemonous adjective [ Greek ... unequal + ... warp, thread; ... to stand.] (Botany) Having unequal stamens; having stamens different in number from the petals.
Anisosthenic adjective [ Greek ... unequal + ... strength.] Of unequal strength.
Anisotrope, Anisotropic adjective [ Greek ... unequal + ... a turning, ... to turn.] (Physics) Not isotropic; having different properties in different directions; thus, crystals of the isometric system are optically isotropic, but all other crystals are anisotropic .
Anisotropous adjective Anisotropic.
Anisyl noun (Org. Chem.) (a) The univalent radical, CH 3 OC 6 H 4 , of which anisol is the hydride. (b) The univalent radical CH 3 OC 6 H 4 CH 2 ; as, anisyl alcohol. (c) The univalent radical CH 3 OC 6 H 4 CO, of anisic acid.
; plural - tos
. [ Spanish ] In Guam and the Philippines, an idol, fetich, or spirit.
Anker noun [ Dutch anker : confer Late Latin anceria , ancheria .] A liquid measure in various countries of Europe. The Dutch anker , formerly also used in England, contained about 10 of the old wine gallons, or 8½ imperial gallons.
Ankerite noun [ So called from Prof. Anker of Austria: confer French ankérite , German ankerit .] (Min.) A mineral closely related to dolomite, but containing iron.
Ankh noun [ Egypt.] (Egypt. Archæol.) A tau cross with a loop at the top, used as an attribute or sacred emblem, symbolizing generation or enduring life. Called also crux ansata .
[ Middle English ancle
, Anglo-Saxon ancleow
; akin to Icelandic ökkla
, Dan. and Swedish ankel
, Dutch enklaauw
, German enkel
, and perhaps Old High German encha
thigh, shin: confer Sanskrit anga
finger. Confer Haunch
.] The joint which connects the foot with the leg; the tarsus. Ankle bone
, the bone of the ankle; the astragalus.
Ankled adjective Having ankles; -- used in composition; as, well- ankled . Beau. & Fl.
Anklet noun An ornament or a fetter for the ankle; an ankle ring.
Ankus noun [ Hind., from Sanskrit a&ndot;kuça .] An elephant goad with a sharp spike and hook, resembling a short-handled boat hook. [ India] Kipling.
Ankylose transitive verb & i. Same as Anchylose .
Ankylostomiasis noun [ New Latin , from Ankylostoma , var. of Agchylostoma , generic name of one genus of the parasitic nematodes.] (Medicine) A disease due to the presence of the parasites Agchylostoma duodenale , Uncinaria (subgenus Necator ) americana , or allied nematodes, in the small intestine. When present in large numbers they produce a severe anæmia by sucking the blood from the intestinal walls. Called also miner's anæmia , tunnel disease , brickmaker's anæmia , Egyptian chlorosis .
Anlace noun [ Origin unknown.] A broad dagger formerly worn at the girdle. [ Written also anelace .]
Anlaut noun [ G.; an on + laut sound.] (Phon.) An initial sound, as of a word or syllable. -- Im anlaut , initially; when initial; -- used of sounds.
Ann, Annat noun [ Late Latin annata income of a year, also, of half a year, from Latin annus year: confer French annate annats.] (Scots Law) A half years's stipend, over and above what is owing for the incumbency, due to a minister's heirs after his decease.
Anna noun [ Hindi ānā .] An East Indian money of account, the sixteenth of a rupee, or about 2... cents.
[ Confer French annaliste
.] A writer of annals.
The monks . . . were the only annalists in those ages.
Annalistic adjective Pertaining to, or after the manner of, an annalist; as, the dry annalistic style . " A stiff annalistic method." Sir G. C. Lewis.
Annalize transitive verb To record in annals. Sheldon.
Annals noun plural
[ Latin annalis
), and more frequently in the plural annales
), chronicles, from annus
year. Confer Annual
.] 1. A relation of events in chronological order, each event being recorded under the year in which it happened.
the revolution." Macaulay.
of our religion." Rogers. 2. Historical records; chronicles; history.
The short and simple annals of the poor.
It was one of the most critical periods in our annals . 3. sing. The record of a single event or item.
"In deathless annal
." Young. 4. A periodic publication, containing records of discoveries, transactions of societies, etc.; as " Annals of Science." Syn.
-- History. See History
Annats, Annates noun plural
[ See Ann
.] (Eccl. Law) The first year's profits of a spiritual preferment, anciently paid by the clergy to the pope; first fruits. In England, they now form a fund for the augmentation of poor livings.
Anneal transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Annealed
; present participle & verbal noun Annealing
.] [ Middle English anelen
to heat, burn, Anglo-Saxon an...lan
on + ...lan
to burn; also Middle English anelen
to enamel, probably influenced by Old French neeler
, to put a black enamel on gold or silver, French nieller
, from Late Latin nigellare
to blacken, from Latin nigellus
blackish, dim. of niger
black. Confer Niello
.] 1. To subject to great heat, and then cool slowly, as glass, cast iron, steel, or other metal, for the purpose of rendering it less brittle; to temper; to toughen. 2. To heat, as glass, tiles, or earthenware, in order to fix the colors laid on them.
Annealer noun One who, or that which, anneals.
1. The process used to render glass, iron, etc., less brittle, performed by allowing them to cool very gradually from a high heat. 2. The burning of metallic colors into glass, earthenware, etc.
[ Latin annectere
to tie or bind to. See Annex
.] Connecting; annexing. Owen.
Annelid, Annelidan adjective [ French annélide , from anneler to arrange in rings, Old French anel a ring, from Latin anellus a ring, dim. of annulus a ring.] (Zoology) Of or pertaining to the Annelida. -- noun One of the Annelida.
Annelida noun plural
[ New Latin See Annelid
.] (Zoology) A division of the Articulata, having the body formed of numerous rings or annular segments, and without jointed legs. The principal subdivisions are the Chætopoda , including the Oligochæta or earthworms and Polychæta or marine worms; and the Hirudinea or leeches. See Chætopoda .
Annelidous adjective (Zoology) Of the nature of an annelid.
Annellata noun plural
[ New Latin ] (Zoology) See Annelida .
Anneloid noun [ French annelé ringed + -oid .] (Zoology) An animal resembling an annelid.
Annex transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Annexed
; present participle & verbal noun Annexing
.] [ French annexer
, from Latin annexus
, past participle of annectere
to tie or bind to; ad
to tie, to fasten together, akin to Sanskrit nah
to bind.] 1. To join or attach; usually to subjoin; to affix; to append; -- followed by to .
a codicil to a will." Johnson. 2. To join or add, as a smaller thing to a greater.
He annexed a province to his kingdom. 3. To attach or connect, as a consequence, condition, etc.; as, to annex a penalty to a prohibition, or punishment to guilt. Syn.
-- To add; append; affix; unite; coalesce. See Add
Annex intransitive verb To join; to be united. Tooke.
Annex noun [ French annexe , Latin annexus , neut. annexum , past participle of annectere .] Something annexed or appended; as, an additional stipulation to a writing, a subsidiary building to a main building; a wing.
[ Confer French annexation
. See Annex
, transitive verb
] 1. The act of annexing; process of attaching, adding, or appending; the act of connecting; union; as, the annexation of Texas to the United States, or of chattels to the freehold. 2. (a) (Law) The union of property with a freehold so as to become a fixture. Bouvier . (b) (Scots Law) The appropriation of lands or rents to the crown. Wharton.
Annexationist noun One who favors annexation.
Annexer noun One who annexes.
Annexion noun [ Latin annexio a tying to, connection: confer French annexion .] Annexation. [ R.] Shak.
Annexionist noun An annexationist. [ R.]
Annexment noun The act of annexing, or the thing annexed; appendage. [ R.] Shak.