Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Monadelphia noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek mo`nos alone + 'adelfo`s brother.] (Botany) A Linnæan class of plants having the stamens united into a tube, or ring, by the filaments, as in the Mallow family.
Monadelphian, Monadelphous adjective [ Confer French monadelphie .] (Botany) Of or pertaining to the Monadelphia; having the stamens united in one body by the filaments.
Monadic, Monadical adjective Of, pertaining to, or like, a monad, in any of its senses. See Monad , noun Dr. H. More.
Monadiform adjective [ Monad + -form .] (Biol.) Having the form of a monad; resembling a monad in having one or more filaments of vibratile protoplasm; as, monadiform young.
Monadology noun [ Monad + -logy .] (Philos.) The doctrine or theory of monads.
Monal noun (Zoology) Any Asiatic pheasant of the genus Lophophorus , as the Impeyan pheasant.
Monamide noun [ Mon- + amide .] (Chemistry) An amido compound with only one amido group.
Monamine noun [ Mon- + amine .] (Chemistry) A basic compound containing one amido group; as, methyl amine is a monamine .
Monander noun (Botany) One of the Monandria.
Monandria noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek mo`nos alone + 'anh`r , 'andro`s , a man.] (Botany) A Linnæan class of plants embracing those having but a single stamen.
; (Botany) Same as Monandrous .
Monandric adjective Of or pertaining to monandry; practicing monandry as a system of marriage.
Monandrous adjective (Botany) Of or pertaining to the monandria; having but one stamen.
[ See Monandria
.] The possession by a woman of only one husband at the same time; -- contrasted with polyandry .
Monanthous adjective [ Mon- + Greek 'a`nqos flower.] (Botany) Having but one flower; one-flowered. Gray.
[ French monarque
, Latin monarcha
, from Greek ..., ...; mo`nos
alone + ... to be first, rule, govern. See Archi-
.] 1. A sole or supreme ruler; a sovereign; the highest ruler; an emperor, king, queen, prince, or chief.
He who reigns Milton. 2. One superior to all others of the same kind; as, an oak is called the monarch of the forest. 3. A patron deity or presiding genius.
Monarch in heaven, . . . upheld by old repute.
Come, thou, monarch of the vine, Shak. 4. (Zoology) A very large red and black butterfly ( Danais Plexippus ); -- called also milkweed butterfly .
Monarch adjective Superior to others; preëminent; supreme; ruling. " Monarch savage." Pope.
Monarchal adjective Pertaining to a monarch; suiting a monarch; sovereign; regal; imperial.
Satan, whom now transcendent glory raised Milton.
Above his fellows, with monarchal pride.
Monarchess noun A female monarch. [ Obsolete]
Monarchial adjective Monarchic. Burke.
Monarchian noun (Eccl. Hist.) One of a sect in the early Christian church which rejected the doctrine of the Trinity; -- called also patripassian .
Monarchic, Monarchical adjective [ French monarchique , Greek ....] Of or pertaining to a monarch, or to monarchy. Burke. -- Mo*nar"chic*al*ly , adverb
Monarchism noun The principles of, or preference for, monarchy.
Monarchist noun [ Confer French monarchiste .] An advocate of, or believer in, monarchy.
Monarchize intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Monarchized
; present participle & verbal noun Monarchizing
.] To play the sovereign; to act the monarch.
[ R.] Shak.
Monarchize transitive verb To rule; to govern. [ R.]
Monarchizer noun One who monarchizes; also, a monarchist.
Monarcho noun The nickname of a crackbrained Italian who fancied himself an emperor. [ Obsolete] Shak.
; plural Monarchies
. [ French monarchie
, Latin monarchia
, Greek .... See Monarch
.] 1. A state or government in which the supreme power is lodged in the hands of a monarch. 2. A system of government in which the chief ruler is a monarch.
In those days he had affected zeal for monarchy . Macaulay. 3. The territory ruled over by a monarch; a kingdom.
What scourage for perjury Shak. Fifth monarchy
Can this dark monarchy afford false Clarence.
, a universal monarchy, supposed to be the subject of prophecy in Daniel ii.; the four preceding monarchies being Assyrian, Persian, Grecian, and Roman. See Fifth Monarchy men , under Fifth .
[ New Latin See Monad
.] (Zoology) A genus of minute flagellate Infusoria of which there are many species, both free and attached. See Illust. under Monad .
Monasterial adjective [ Latin monasterials , from monasterium .] Of or pertaining to monastery, or to monastic life. -- Mon`as*te"ri*al*ly , adverb
; plural Monasteries
. [ Latin monasterium
, Greek ..., from ... a solitary, a monk, from ... to be alone, live in solitude, from mo`nos
alone. Confer Minister
.] A house of religious retirement, or of secusion from ordinary temporal concerns, especially for monks; -- more rarely applied to such a house for females. Syn.
-- Convent; abbey; priory. See Cloister
Monastic noun A monk.
Monastic, Monastical adjective
[ Greek ... monk: confer French monastique
. See Monastery
.] 1. Of or pertaining to monasteries, or to their occupants, rules, etc., as, monastic institutions or rules. 2. Secluded from temporal concerns and devoted to religion; recluse.
"A life monastic
Monastically adverb In a monastic manner.
Monasticism noun The monastic life, system, or condition. Milman.
[ New Latin See Monastic
.] A book giving an account of monasteries.
Monatomic adverb [ Mon- + atomic .] (Chemistry) (a) Consisting of, or containing, one atom; as, the molecule of mercury is monatomic . (b) Having the equivalence or replacing power of an atom of hydrogen; univalent; as, the methyl radical is monatomic .
Monaxial adjective [ Mon- + axial .] (Biol.) Having only one axis; developing along a single line or plane; as, monaxial development.
Monazite (mŏn"ȧ*zīt) noun [ From Greek mona`zein to be solitary, in allusion to its isolated crystals.] (Min.) A mineral occurring usually in small isolated crystals, -- a phosphate of the cerium metals.
(mŭn"da; 48) noun
[ Middle English moneday
, Anglo-Saxon mōnandæg
, i.e., day of the moon, day sacred to the moon; akin to Dutch maandag
, German montag
, Old High German mānatag
, Icelandic mānadagr
, Danish mandag
, Swedish måndag
. See Moon
, and Day
.] The second day of the week; the day following Sunday.
[ French See Mundane
.] The world; a globe as an ensign of royalty.
[ R.] A. Drummond.
Mone noun The moon. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Mone noun A moan. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
[ See Mono-
, and Embryo
.] (Botany) The condition of an ovule having but a single embryo.
-- Mon*em`bry*on"ic adjective
Moner noun (Zoology) One of the Monera.
Monera noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek mo`nos single.] (Zoology) The lowest division of rhizopods, including those which resemble the amœbas, but are destitute of a nucleus.
Moneral adjective Of or pertaining to the Monera.
Moneran adjective (Zoology) Of or pertaining to the Monera. -- noun One of the Monera.