Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Ant-hill noun (Zoology) A mound thrown up by ants or by termites in forming their nests.

Antero- A combining form meaning anterior , front ; as , antero -posterior, front and back; antero -lateral, front side, anterior and at the side.

Anteroom noun A room before, or forming an entrance to, another; a waiting room.

Antes noun plural Antæ. See Anta .

Antestature noun (Fort.) A small intrenchment or work of palisades, or of sacks of earth.

Antestomach noun A cavity which leads into the stomach, as in birds. Ray.

Antetemple noun The portico, or narthex in an ancient temple or church.

Anteversion noun [ Prefix ante- + Latin vertere , versum , to turn.] (Medicine) A displacement of an organ, esp. of the uterus, in such manner that its whole axis is directed further forward than usual.

Antevert transitive verb [ Latin antevertere ; ante + vertere to turn.]
1. To prevent. [ Obsolete] Bp. Hall.

2. (Medicine) To displace by anteversion.

Anthelion noun ; plural Anthelia [ Prefix anti + Greek ... sun.] (Meteor.) A halo opposite the sun, consisting of a colored ring or rings around the shadow of the spectator's own head, as projected on a cloud or on an opposite fog bank.

Anthelix (ănt"he*lĭks) noun (Anat.) Same as Antihelix .

Anthelmintic (ăn`thĕl*mĭn"tĭk) adjective [ Prefix anti- + Greek "e`lmins , - inqos , worm, esp. a tapeworm, or mawworm..] (Medicine) Good against intestinal worms. -- noun An anthelmintic remedy. [ Written also anthelminthic .]

Anthem (ăn"thĕm) noun [ Middle English antym , antefne , Anglo-Saxon antefen , from Late Latin antiphona , from Greek 'anti`fwna , neut. plural of 'anti`fwnon antiphon, or anthem, noun neut., from 'anti`fwnos sounding contrary, returning a sound; 'anti` over against + fwnh` sound, voice: the anthem being sung by the choristers alternately, one half-choir answering the other: confer Old French anthaine , anteine , antieune , French antienne . See Antiphon .]
1. Formerly, a hymn sung in alternate parts, in present usage, a selection from the Psalms, or other parts of the Scriptures or the liturgy, set to sacred music.

2. A song or hymn of praise. Milton.

Anthem transitive verb To celebrate with anthems. [ Poet.]

Sweet birds antheming the morn.

Anthemion [ from Greek 'anqemi`s flower.] A floral ornament. See Palmette .

Anthemis noun [ Greek 'anqemi`s , equiv. to 'a`nqos flower; an herb like our chamomile.] (Botany) Chamomile; a genus of composite, herbaceous plants.

Anthemwise adverb Alternately. [ Obsolete] Bacon.

Anther noun [ French anthère , Latin anthera a medicine composed of flowers, from Greek ... flowery, from 'anqei^n to bloom, 'a`nqos flower.] (Botany) That part of the stamen containing the pollen, or fertilizing dust, which, when mature, is emitted for the impregnation of the ovary. -- An"ther*al adjective

Antheridium noun ; plural Antheridia [ Anther + ... (a Greek diminutive ending).] (Botany) The male reproductive apparatus in the lower plants, consisting of a cell or other cavity in which spermatozoids are produced; -- called also spermary . -- An`ther*id"i*al adjective

Antheriferous adjective [ Anther + -ferous .] (Botany) (a) Producing anthers, as plants. (b) Supporting anthers, as a part of a flower. Gray.

Antheriform adjective [ Anther + -form .] Shaped like an anther; anther-shaped.

Antherogenous adjective [ Anther + -genous .] (Botany) Transformed from anthers, as the petals of a double flower.

Antheroid adjective [ Anther + - oid .] Resembling an anther.

Antherozoid, Antherozooid noun [ Greek ... flowery + ... animal + -oid . See Zooid .] (Botany) One of the mobile male reproductive bodies in the antheridia of cryptogams.

Anthesis noun [ Greek ... bloom, from 'anqei^n to bloom, 'a`nqos flower.] (Botany) The period or state of full expansion in a flower. Gray.

Anthobian noun [ Greek 'a`nqos flower + bi`os life.] (Zoology) A beetle which feeds on flowers.

Anthobranchia noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek 'a`nqos flower + ... gills, noun plural] (Zoology) A division of nudibranchiate Mollusca, in which the gills form a wreath or cluster upon the posterior part of the back. See Nudibranchiata , and Doris .

Anthocarpous adjective [ Greek 'a`nqos flower + karpo`s fruit.] (Botany) Having some portion of the floral envelopes attached to the pericarp to form the fruit, as in the checkerberry, the mulberry, and the pineapple.

Anthocyanin noun Same as Anthokyan .

Anthodium noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... like flowers, flowery; 'a`nqos flower + ... form.] (Botany) The inflorescence of a compound flower in which many florets are gathered into a involucrate head.

Anthography noun [ Greek 'a`nqos flower + -graphy .] A description of flowers.

Anthoid adjective [ Greek 'a`nqos flower + -oid .] Resembling a flower; flowerlike.

Anthokyan noun [ Greek 'a`nqos flower + ky`anos blue.] (Chemistry) The blue coloring matter of certain flowers. Same as Cyanin .

Antholite noun [ Greek 'a`nqos flower + -lite .] (Paleon.) A fossil plant, like a petrified flower.

Anthological adjective Pertaining to anthology; consisting of beautiful extracts from different authors, especially the poets.

He published a geographical and anthological description of all empires and kingdoms . . . in this terrestrial globe.

Anthologist noun One who compiles an anthology.

Anthology noun [ Greek ..., from 'anqolo`gos flower gathering; 'a`nqos flower + le`gein to gather.]
1. A discourse on flowers. [ R.]

2. A collection of flowers; a garland. [ R.]

3. A collection of flowers of literature, that is, beautiful passages from authors; a collection of poems or epigrams; -- particularly applied to a collection of ancient Greek epigrams.

4. (Gr. Ch.) A service book containing a selection of pieces for the festival services.

Anthomania noun [ Greek 'a`nqos flower + mani`a madness.] A extravagant fondness for flowers. [ R.]

Anthony's Fire See Saint Anthony's Fire , under Saint .

Anthophagous adjective [ Greek 'a`nqos flower + fagei^n to eat.] (Zoology) Eating flowers; -- said of certain insects.

Anthophilous adjective [ Greek 'a`nqos flower + fi`los loving.] (Zoology) Lit., fond of flowers; hence, feeding upon, or living among, flowers.

Anthophore noun [ Greek ... bearing flowers; 'a`nqos flower + ... bearing, ... to bear.] (Botany) The stipe when developed into an internode between calyx and corolla, as in the Pink family. Gray.

Anthophorous adjective Flower bearing; supporting the flower.

Anthophyllite noun [ New Latin anthophyllum clove.] A mineral of the hornblende group, of a yellowish gray or clove brown color. -- An`tho*phyl*lit"ic adjective

Anthorism noun [ Greek ...; ... + ... to bound, define.] (Rhet.) A description or definition contrary to that which is given by the adverse party. [ R.]

Anthotaxy noun [ Greek 'a`nqos flower + ... order.] (Botany) The arrangement of flowers in a cluster; the science of the relative position of flowers; inflorescence.

Anthozoa noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek 'a`nqos flower + ... animal.] (Zoology) The class of the Cœlenterata which includes the corals and sea anemones. The three principal groups or orders are Acyonaria , Actinaria , and Madreporaria .

Anthozoan adjective (Zoology) Pertaining to the Anthozoa. -- noun One of the Anthozoa.

Anthozoic adjective Of or pertaining to the Anthozoa.

Anthracene noun [ Greek ... coal.] (Chemistry) A solid hydrocarbon, C 6 H 4 .C 2 H 2 . C 6 H 4 , which accompanies naphthalene in the last stages of the distillation of coal tar. Its chief use is in the artificial production of alizarin. [ Written also anthracin .]