Webster's Dictionary, 1913
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.
; 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.
(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 .]
[ Middle English antym
, 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
, 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.
Sweet birds antheming the morn.
[ 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
; plural Antheridia
+ ... (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.
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.
[ 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 .]