Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Anti-federalist noun One of party opposed to a federative government; -- applied particularly to the party which opposed the adoption of the constitution of the United States. Pickering.
Anti-Gallican adjective Opposed to what is Gallic or French.
Antic-mask noun An antimask. B. Jonson.
Antichronism noun [ Greek ...; ... against + ... time.] Deviation from the true order of time; anachronism. [ R.] Selden.
; plural Antichthones
[ Greek ...; ... against + ... the earth.] 1. A hypothetical earth counter to ours, or on the opposite side of the sun. Grote. 2. plural Inhabitants of opposite hemispheres. Whewell.
[ Latin anticipans
, present participle of anticipare
.] Anticipating; expectant; -- with of .
Wakening guilt, anticipant of hell.
Anticipate transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Anticipated
; present participle & verbal noun Anticipating
] [ Latin anticipatus
, past participle of anticipare
to anticipate; ante
to make. See Capable
.] 1. To be before in doing; to do or take before another; to preclude or prevent by prior action.
To anticipate and prevent the duke's purpose.
He would probably have died by the hand of the executioner, if indeed the executioner had not been anticipated by the populace. 2. To take up or introduce beforehand, or before the proper or normal time; to cause to occur earlier or prematurely; as, the advocate has anticipated a part of his argument. 3. To foresee (a wish, command, etc.) and do beforehand that which will be desired. 4. To foretaste or foresee; to have a previous view or impression of; as, to anticipate the pleasures of a visit; to anticipate the evils of life. Syn.
-- To prevent; obviate; preclude; forestall; expect. -- To Anticipate
. These words, as here compared, agree in regarding some future event as about to take place. Expect
is the stringer. It supposes some ground or reason in the mind for considering the event as likely to happen. Anticipate
is, literally, to take beforehand
, and here denotes simply to take into the mind as conception of the future. Hence, to say, "I did not anticipate
a refusal," expresses something less definite and strong than to say, " did not expect
it." Still, anticipate
is a convenient word to be interchanged with expect
in cases where the thought will allow.
Good with bad
Expect to hear; supernal grace contending
With sinfulness of men.
I would not anticipate the relish of any happiness, nor feel the weight of any misery, before it actually arrives.
Timid men were anticipating another civil war.
[ Latin anticipatio
: confer French anticipation
.] 1. The act of anticipating, taking up, placing, or considering something beforehand, or before the proper time in natural order.
So shall my anticipation prevent your discovery. 2. Previous view or impression of what is to happen; instinctive prevision; foretaste; antepast; as, the anticipation of the joys of heaven.
The happy anticipation of renewed existence in company with the spirits of the just. 3. Hasty notion; intuitive preconception.
Many men give themselves up to the first anticipations of their minds. 4. (Mus.) The commencing of one or more tones of a chord with or during the chord preceding, forming a momentary discord. Syn.
-- Preoccupation; preclusion; foretaste; prelibation; antepast; pregustation; preconception; expectation; foresight; forethought.
Anticipative adjective Anticipating, or containing anticipation. " Anticipative of the feast to come." Cary. -- An*tic"i*pa*tive*ly , adverb
Anticipator noun One who anticipates.
Anticipatory adjective Forecasting; of the nature of anticipation. Owen.
Here is an anticipatory glance of what was to be.
J. C. Shairp.
Anticivic noun Opposed to citizenship.
Anticivism noun Opposition to the body politic of citizens. [ Obsolete] Carlyle.
Anticlastic adjective [ Prefix anti- = Greek ... to break.] Having to opposite curvatures, that is, curved longitudinally in one direction and transversely in the opposite direction, as the surface of a saddle.
Anticlimax noun (Rhet.) A sentence in which the ideas fall, or become less important and striking, at the close; -- the opposite of climax . It produces a ridiculous effect.
Next comes Dalhousie, the great god of war,
Lieutenant-colonel to the Earl of Mar.
[ Prefix anti-
+ Greek kli`nein
to incline.] Inclining or dipping in opposite directions. See Synclinal . Anticlinal line
, Anticlinal axis (Geol.)
, a line from which strata dip in opposite directions, as from the ridge of a roof.
-- Anticlinal vertebra (Anat.)
, one of the dorsal vertebræ, which in many animals has an upright spine toward which the spines of the neighboring vertebræ are inclined.
Anticlinal noun (Geol.) The crest or line in which strata slope or dip in opposite directions.
[ See Anticlinal
.] (Geol.) A structure of bedded rocks in which the beds on both sides of an axis or axial plane dip away from the axis; an anticlinal.
; plural Anticlinoria
[ New Latin , from Greek ... against + kli`nein
to incline + 'o`ros
mountain.] (Geol.) The upward elevation of the crust of the earth, resulting from a geanticlinal.
Anticly adverb Oddly; grotesquely.
Anticness noun The quality of being antic. Ford.
Anticoherer noun (Wireless Teleg.) A device, one form of which consists of a scratched deposit of silver on glass, used in connection with the receiving apparatus for reading wireless signals. The electric waves falling on this contrivance increase its resistance several times. The anticoherer can be used in conjunction with a telephone.
Anticonstitutional adjective Opposed to the constitution; unconstitutional.
Anticontagious adjective (Medicine) Opposing or destroying contagion.
Anticonvulsive adjective (Medicine) Good against convulsions. J. Floyer.
Anticor noun [ Prefix anti- + Latin cor heart; confer French antic...ur .] (Far.) A dangerous inflammatory swelling of a horse's breast, just opposite the heart.
Anticous adjective [ Latin anticus in front, foremost, from ante before.] (Botany) Facing toward the axis of the flower, as in the introrse anthers of the water lily.
Anticyclone (ăn"tĭ*sī`klōn) noun (Meteorol.) A movement of the atmosphere opposite in character, as regards direction of the wind and distribution of barometric pressure, to that of a cyclone. -- An`ti*cy*clon"ic adjective -- An`ti*cy*clon"ic*al*ly adverb
Antidiphtheritic adjective (Medicine) Destructive to, or hindering the growth of, diphtheria bacilli. -- noun An antidiphtheritic agent.
Antidotal (ăn"tĭ*dō`t a l) adjective Having the quality an antidote; fitted to counteract the effects of poison. Sir T. Browne. -- An"ti*do`tal*ly , adverb
Antidotary (-dō`tȧ*rȳ) adjective Antidotal. -- noun An antidote; also, a book of antidotes.
[ Latin antidotum
, Greek 'anti`doton
), from 'anti`dotos
given against; 'anti`
against + dido`nai
to give: confer French antidote
. See Dose
] 1. A remedy to counteract the effects of poison, or of anything noxious taken into the stomach; -- used with against , for , or to ; as, an antidote against, for, or to, poison. 2. Whatever tends to prevent mischievous effects, or to counteract evil which something else might produce.
Antidote transitive verb 1. To counteract or prevent the effects of, by giving or taking an antidote.
Nor could Alexander himself . . . antidote . . . the poisonous draught, when it had once got into his veins. 2. To fortify or preserve by an antidote.
Antidotical (ăn`tĭ*dōt"ĭ*k a l) adjective Serving as an antidote. -- An`ti*dot"ic*al*ly , adverb
Antidromous (ăn*tĭd"ro*mŭs) adjective [ Prefix anti- + Greek dro`mos a running.] (Botany) Changing the direction in the spiral sequence of leaves on a stem.
Antidysenteric adjective (Medicine) Good against dysentery. -- noun A medicine for dysentery.
Antiemetic adjective ... noun (Medicine) Same as Antemetic .
Antiephialtic adjective & noun (Medicine) Same as Antephialtic .
Antiepileptic adjective & noun (Medicine) Same as Antepileptic .
Antifebrile adjective & noun (Medicine) Febrifuge.
Antifebrine noun (Medicine) Acetanilide.
Antifriction noun Something to lessen friction; antiattrition. -- adjective Tending to lessen friction.
Antigalastic adjective [ Prefix anti- + Greek ..., ..., milk.] Causing a diminution or a suppression of the secretion of milk.
Antigraph noun [ Greek ... a transcribing: confer French antigraphe .] A copy or transcript.
Antiguggler noun [ Prefix anti- + guggle or gurgle .] A crooked tube of metal, to be introduced into the neck of a bottle for drawing out the liquid without disturbing the sediment or causing a gurgling noise.
Antihelix noun (Anat.) The curved elevation of the cartilage of the ear, within or in front of the helix. See Ear .
Antihemorrhagic adjective (Medicine) Tending to stop hemorrhage. -- noun A remedy for hemorrhage.
Antihydrophobic adjective (Medicine) Counteracting or preventing hydrophobia. -- noun A remedy for hydrophobia.
Antihydropic adjective (Medicine) Good against dropsy. -- noun A remedy for dropsy.
Antihypnotic adjective (Medicine) Tending to prevent sleep. -- noun An antihypnotic agent.