Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Anthropophagi noun plural [ Latin , from Greek ... eating men; ... man + + ... to eat.] Man eaters; cannibals. Shak.

Anthropophagic, Anthropophagical adjective Relating to cannibalism or anthropophagy.

Anthropophaginian noun One who east human flesh. [ Ludicrous] Shak.

Anthropophagite noun A cannibal. W. Taylor.

Anthropophagous adjective Feeding on human flesh; cannibal.

Anthropophagy noun [ Greek ....] The eating of human flesh; cannibalism.

Anthropophuism (ăn`thro*pŏf"u*ĭz'm) noun [ Greek 'anqrwpofyh`s of man's nature; 'a`nqrwpos a man + fyh` nature.] Human nature. [ R.] Gladstone.

Anthroposcopy (-pŏs"ko*pȳ) noun [ Greek 'a`nqrwpos man + -scopy .] The art of discovering or judging of a man's character, passions. and inclinations from a study of his visible features. [ R.]

Anthroposophy noun [ Greek ... man + ... wisdom, knowledge.] Knowledge of the nature of man; hence, human wisdom.

Anthropotomical adjective Pertaining to anthropotomy, or the dissection of human bodies.

Anthropotomist noun One who is versed in anthropotomy, or human anatomy.

Anthropotomy noun [ Greek ... man + ... a cutting.] The anatomy or dissection of the human body; androtomy. Owen.

Anthypnotic See Antihypnotic .

Anthypochondriac adjective & noun See Antihypochondriac .

Anthysteric adjective & noun See Antihysteric .

Anti [ Greek ... against. See Ante .] A prefix meaning against , opposite or opposed to , contrary , or in place of ; -- used in composition in many English words. It is often shortened to ant -; as, ant acid, ant arctic.

Anti-American adjective Opposed to the Americans, their aims, or interests, or to the genius of American institutions. Marshall.

Antialbumid noun [ Prefix anti- + -albumin .] (Physiol. Chem.) A body formed from albumin by pancreatic and gastric digestion. It is convertible into antipeptone.

Antialbumose noun (Physiol.) See Albumose .

Antiaphrodisiac adjective & noun Same as Antaphrodisiac .

Antiapoplectic adjective & noun (Medicine) Same as Antapoplectic .

Antiar noun [ Jav. antjar .] A Virulent poison prepared in Java from the gum resin of one species of the upas tree ( Antiaris toxicaria ).

Antiarin noun (Chemistry) A poisonous principle obtained from antiar. Watts.

Antiasthmatic adjective & noun Same as Antasthmatic .

Antiattrition noun Anything to prevent the effects of friction, esp. a compound lubricant for machinery, etc., often consisting of plumbago, with some greasy material; antifriction grease.

Antibacchius noun [ Latin , from Greek ... + .... See Bacchius .] (Pros.) A foot of three syllables, the first two long, and the last short .

Antibacterial adjective (Medicine) (a) Inimical to bacteria; -- applied esp. to serum for protection against bacterial diseases. (b) Opposed to the bacterial theory of disease.

Antibillous adjective Counteractive of bilious complaints; tending to relieve biliousness.

Antibody noun (Physiol. Chem.) Any of various bodies or substances in the blood which act in antagonism to harmful foreign bodies, as toxins or the bacteria producing the toxins. Normal blood serum apparently contains variousantibodies, and the introduction of toxins or of foreign cells also results in the development of their specific antibodies.

Antibrachial adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the antibrachium, or forearm.

Antibrachium noun [ New Latin ] (Anat.) That part of the fore limb between the brachium and the carpus; the forearm.

Antibromic noun [ Prefix anti- + Greek ... a stink.] An agent that destroys offensive smells; a deodorizer.

Antibubonic adjective Good or used against bubonic plague; as, antibubonic serum, obtained from immunized horses; antibubonic vaccine, a sterilized bouillon culture of the plague bacillus; antibubonic measures.

Antiburgher noun (Eccl. Hist.) One who seceded from the Burghers (1747), deeming it improper to take the Burgess oath.

Antic adjective [ The same word as antique ; confer Italian antico ancient. See Antique .]
1. Old; antique. [ Obsolete] "Lords of antic fame." Phaer.

2. Odd; fantastic; fanciful; grotesque; ludicrous.

The antic postures of a merry- andrew.


The Saxons . . . worshiped many idols, barbarous in name, some monstrous, all antic for shape.


Antic noun
1. A buffoon or merry-andrew; one that practices odd gesticulations; the Fool of the old play.

2. An odd imagery, device, or tracery; a fantastic figure.

Woven with antics and wild imagery.

3. A grotesque trick; a piece of buffoonery; a caper.

And fraught with antics as the Indian bird
That writhes and chatters in her wiry cage.

4. (Architecture) A grotesque representation. [ Obsolete]

5. An antimask. [ Obsolete or R.]

Performed by knights and ladies of his court
In nature of an antic .

Antic transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Anticked Antickt .] To make appear like a buffoon. [ Obsolete] Shak.

Antic intransitive verb To perform antics.

Anticatarrhal adjective (Medicine) Efficacious against catarrh. -- noun An anticatarrhal remedy.

Anticathode noun (Physics ) The part of a vacuum tube opposite the cathode. Upon it the cathode rays impinge.

Anticausodic adjective & noun (Medicine) Same as Anticausotic .

Anticausotic adjective [ Prefix anti- + Greek ... fever, ... to burn.] (Medicine) Good against an inflammatory fever. -- noun A remedy for such a fever.

Antichamber noun [ Obsolete] See Antechamber .

Antichlor noun [ Prefix anti- + chlor ine.] (Chemistry) Any substance (but especially sodium hyposulphite) used in removing the excess of chlorine left in paper pulp or stuffs after bleaching.

Antichrist noun [ Latin Antichristus , Greek ...; ... against + ....] A denier or opponent of Christ. Specif.: A great antagonist, person or power, expected to precede Christ's second coming.

Antichristian adjective Opposed to the Christian religion.

Antichristianism, Antichristianity noun Opposition or contrariety to the Christian religion.

Antichristianly adverb In an antichristian manner.

Antichronical adjective Deviating from the proper order of time. -- An`ti*chron"ic*al*ly , adverb

Antiæ noun plural [ Latin , forelock.] (Zoology) The two projecting feathered angles of the forehead of some birds; the frontal points.