Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Anomura An`o*mou"ra noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek ... lawless + ... tail.] (Zoology) A group of decapod Crustacea, of which the hermit crab in an example.
Anomural, Anomuran adjective Irregular in the character of the tail or abdomen; as, the anomural crustaceans. [ Written also anomoural , anomouran .]
Anomuran noun (Zoology) One of the Anomura.
[ Greek .... See Anomia
.] Disregard or violation of law.
[ R.] Glanvill.
[ Middle English anoon
, lit., in one (moment), from Anglo-Saxon on
in + ān
one. See On
.] 1. Straightway; at once.
The same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it. 2. Soon; in a little while.
Matt. xiii. 20.
As it shall better appear anon . 3. At another time; then; again.
Sometimes he trots, . . . anon he rears upright. Anon right
, at once; right off.
[ Obsolete] Chaucer.
-- Ever and anon
, now and then; frequently; often.
A pouncet box, which ever and anon
He gave his nose.
[ New Latin Confer Ananas
.] (Botany) A genus of tropical or subtropical plants of the natural order Anonaceæ , including the soursop.
Anonaceous adjective Pertaining to the order of plants including the soursop, custard apple, etc.
[ French anonyme
. See Anonymous
.] 1. One who is anonymous; also sometimes used for "pseudonym." 2. A notion which has no name, or which can not be expressed by a single English word.
[ R.] J. R. Seeley.
Anonymity noun The quality or state of being anonymous; anonymousness; also, that which anonymous.
He rigorously insisted upon the rights of anonymity .
[ Greek ... without name; 'an
priv. + ..., Eol. for ... name. See Name
.] Nameless; of unknown name; also, of unknown or unavowed authorship; as, an anonymous benefactor; an anonymous pamphlet or letter.
Anonymously (ȧ*nŏn"ĭ*mŭs*lȳ) adverb In an anonymous manner; without a name. Swift.
Anonymousness noun The state or quality of being anonymous. Coleridge.
Anopheles (ȧ*nŏf"e*lēz) noun [ New Latin , from Greek 'anwfelh`s useless, hurtful.] (Zoology) A genus of mosquitoes which are secondary hosts of the malaria parasites, and whose bite is the usual, if not the only, means of infecting human beings with malaria. Several species are found in the United States. They may be distinguished from the ordinary mosquitoes of the genus Culex by the long slender palpi, nearly equaling the beak in length, while those of the female Culex are very short. They also assume different positions when resting, Culex usually holding the body parallel to the surface on which it rests and keeping the head and beak bent at an angle, while Anopheles holds the body at an angle with the surface and the head and beak in line with it. Unless they become themselves infected by previously biting a subject affected with malaria, the insects cannot transmit the disease.
Anophyte (ăn"o*fīt) noun [ Greek 'a`nw upward (fr. 'ana` up) + fyto`n a plant, fy`ein to grow.] (Botany) A moss or mosslike plant which cellular stems, having usually an upward growth and distinct leaves.
(ăn"ŏ*plȧ) noun plural
[ New Latin , from Greek 'a`noplos
unarmed.] (Zoology) One of the two orders of Nemerteans. See Nemertina .
Anoplothere (ăn*ŏp"lo*thēr), An`o*plo*the"ri*um (ăn`o*plo*thē"rĭ*ŭm) noun [ From Greek 'a`noplos unarmed ( 'an priv. + 'o`plon an implement, weapon) + qhri`on beast.] (Paleon.) A genus of extinct quadrupeds of the order Ungulata , whose were first found in the gypsum quarries near Paris; characterized by the shortness and feebleness of their canine teeth (whence the name).
Anoplura (ăn`o*plū"rȧ) noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek 'an priv. + 'o`plon weapon, sting + o'yra` tail.] (Zoology) A group of insects which includes the lice.
Anopsia (ȧ*nŏp"sĭ*ȧ), An"op`sy (ăn"ŏp`sȳ) adjective [ Greek 'an priv. + 'o`psis sight.] (Medicine) Want or defect of sight; blindness.
Anorexia, Anorexy noun [ Greek ...; 'an priv. + ... desire, appetite, ... desire.] (Medicine) Want of appetite, without a loathing of food. Coxe.
[ French anormal
. See Abnormal
.] Not according to rule; abnormal.
Anorn transitive verb [ Old French aörner , aöurner , from Latin adornare to adorn. The form a- ourne was corrupted into anourne .] To adorn. [ Obsolete] Bp. Watson.
[ See Anorthite
.] (Min.) Having unequal oblique axes; as, anorthic crystals.
[ Greek 'an
priv. + ... straight (... sc. ... right angle); not in a right angle.] A mineral of the feldspar family, commonly occurring in small glassy crystals, also a constituent of some igneous rocks. It is a lime feldspar. See Feldspar .
Anorthoclase noun [ Greek ... priv. + orthoclase .] (Min.) A feldspar closely related to orthoclase, but triclinic. It is chiefly a silicate of sodium, potassium, and aluminium. Spanish gr., 2.57 -- 2.60.
Anorthopia noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... priv. + ortho- + Greek ..., ..., the eye.] (Medicine) Distorted vision, in which straight lines appear bent.
Anorthoscope noun [ Greek 'an priv. + ... straight + -scope .] (Physics) An optical toy for producing amusing figures or pictures by means of two revolving disks, on one of which distorted figures are painted.
Anorthosite noun [ French anorthose triclinic feldspar (fr. Greek ... priv. + ... straight) + -ite .] (Petrol.) A granular igneous rock composed almost exclusively of a soda-lime feldspar, usually labradorite.
Anosmia noun [ New Latin , from Greek 'an priv. + ... smell.] (Medicine) Loss of the sense of smell.
Another pron. & adjective
a, one + other
.] 1. One more, in addition to a former number; a second or additional one, similar in likeness or in effect.
Another yet! -- a seventh! I 'll see no more.
Would serve to scale another Hero's tower. 2. Not the same; different.
He winks, and turns his lips another way. 3. Any or some; any different person, indefinitely; any one else; some one else.
Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth.
Prov. xxvii. 2.
While I am coming, another steppeth down before me.
John v. 7.
» As a pronoun another
may have a possessive another's
, plural others
, poss. plural other'
. It is much used in opposition to one
; as, one went one way, another another
. It is also used with one
, in a reciprocal sense; as, "love one another
," that is, let each love the other or others. "These two imparadised in one another's
Another-gaines adjective [ Corrupted from another-gates .] Of another kind. [ Obsolete] Sir P. Sidney.
, or gait
, way. Confer Algates
.] Of another sort.
[ Obsolete] " Another-gates
[ Corrupted from another-gates
.] Of another sort.
It used to go in another-guess manner.
Anoxæmia, -emia noun [ New Latin ; Greek ... priv. + ox ygen + Greek ... blood.] (Medicine) An abnormal condition due to deficient aëration of the blood, as in balloon sickness, mountain sickness. -- An`ox*æ"mic , *e"mic adjective
; plural Ansæ
[ Latin , a handle.] (Astron.) A name given to either of the projecting ends of Saturn's ring.
Ansated adjective [ Latin ansatus , from ansa a handle.] Having a handle. Johnson.
Anserated adjective (Her.) Having the extremities terminate in the heads of eagles, lions, etc.; as, an anserated cross.
Anseres noun plural [ Latin , geese.] (Zoology) A Linnæan order of aquatic birds swimming by means of webbed feet, as the duck, or of lobed feet, as the grebe. In this order were included the geese, ducks, auks, divers, gulls, petrels, etc.
Anseriformes noun plural (Zoology) A division of birds including the geese, ducks, and closely allied forms.
Anserine adjective [ Latin anserinus , from anser a goose.]
1. Pertaining to, or resembling, a goose, or the skin of a goose. 2. (Zoology) Pertaining to the Anseres.
Anserous adjective [ Latin anser a goose.] Resembling a goose; silly; simple. Sydney Smith.
Answer transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Answered
; present participle & verbal noun Answering
.] [ Middle English andswerien
, Anglo-Saxon andswerian
, to answer, from andswaru
, noun , answer. See Answer
] 1. To speak in defense against; to reply to in defense; as, to answer a charge; to answer an accusation. 2. To speak or write in return to, as in return to a call or question, or to a speech, declaration, argument, or the like; to reply to (a question, remark, etc.); to respond to.
She answers him as if she knew his mind.
So spake the apostate angel, though in pain: . . . 3. To respond to satisfactorily; to meet successfully by way of explanation, argument, or justification, and the like; to refute.
And him thus answered soon his bold compeer.
No man was able to answer him a word.
Matt. xxii. 46.
These shifts refuted, answer thine appellant.
The reasoning was not and could not be answered . 4. To be or act in return or response to.
Hence: (a) To be or act in compliance with, in fulfillment or satisfaction of, as an order, obligation, demand; as, he answered my claim upon him; the servant answered the bell.
This proud king . . . studies day and night (b) To render account to or for.
To answer all the debts he owes unto you.
I will . . . send him to answer thee. (c) To atone; to be punished for.
And grievously hath Cæzar answered it. (d) To be opposite to; to face.
The windows answering each other, we could just discern the glowing horizon them. (e) To be or act an equivalent to, or as adequate or sufficient for; to serve for; to repay.
Money answereth all things. (f) To be or act in accommodation, conformity, relation, or proportion to; to correspond to; to suit.
Eccles. x. 19.
Weapons must needs be dangerous things, if they answered the bulk of so prodigious a person.
Answer intransitive verb 1. To speak or write by way of return (originally, to a charge), or in reply; to make response.
There was no voice, nor any that answered . 2. To make a satisfactory response or return.
1 Kings xviii. 26.
Hence: To render account, or to be responsible; to be accountable; to make amends; as, the man must answer to his employer for the money intrusted to his care.
Let his neck answer for it, if there is any martial law. 3. To be or act in return.
Hence: (a) To be or act by way of compliance, fulfillment, reciprocation, or satisfaction; to serve the purpose; as, gypsum answers as a manure on some soils.
Do the strings answer to thy noble hand? (b) To be opposite, or to act in opposition. (c) To be or act as an equivalent, or as adequate or sufficient; as, a very few will answer . (d) To be or act in conformity, or by way of accommodation, correspondence, relation, or proportion; to conform; to correspond; to suit; -- usually with to .
That the time may have all shadow and silence in it, and the place answer to convenience.
If this but answer to my just belief,
I 'll remember you.
As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man.
Pro.... xxvii. 19.
[ Middle English andsware
, Anglo-Saxon andswaru
against + swerian
to swear. ..., .... See Anti-
, and Swear
, and confer 1st un-
.] 1. A reply to a change; a defense.
At my first answer no man stood with me. 2. Something said or written in reply to a question, a call, an argument, an address, or the like; a reply.
2 Tim. iv. 16.
A soft answer turneth away wrath.
Prov. xv. 1.
I called him, but he gave me no answer . 3. Something done in return for, or in consequence of, something else; a responsive action.
Cant. v. 6.
Great the slaughter is 4. A solution, the result of a mathematical operation; as, the answer to a problem. 5. (Law) A counter-statement of facts in a course of pleadings; a confutation of what the other party has alleged; a responsive declaration by a witness in reply to a question. In Equity , it is the usual form of defense to the complainant's charges in his bill. Bouvier. Syn.
Here made by the Roman; great the answer be
Britons must take.
-- Reply; rejoinder; response. See Reply
Answerable adjective 1. Obliged to answer; liable to be called to account; liable to pay, indemnify, or make good; accountable; amenable; responsible; as, an agent is answerable to his principal; to be answerable for a debt, or for damages.
Will any man argue that . . . he can not be justly punished, but is answerable only to God? 2. Capable of being answered or refuted; admitting a satisfactory answer.
The argument, though subtle, is yet answerable . 3. Correspondent; conformable; hence, comparable.
What wit and policy of man is answerable to their discreet and orderly course?
This revelation . . . was answerable to that of the apostle to the Thessalonians. 4. Proportionate; commensurate; suitable; as, an achievement answerable to the preparation for it. 5. Equal; equivalent; adequate.
Had the valor of his soldiers been answerable , he had reached that year, as was thought, the utmost bounds of Britain.
Answerableness noun The quality of being answerable, liable, responsible, or correspondent.
Answerably adverb In an answerable manner; in due proportion or correspondence; suitably.
Answerer noun One who answers.