Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)
A*nem`o*graph"ic (#), a. Produced by an anemograph; of or pertaining to anemography.
An`e*mog"ra*phy (#), n. [Gr. wind + -graphy.]
1. A description of the winds.
2. The art of recording the direction and force of the wind, as by means of an anemograph.
An`e*mol"o*gy (#), n. [Gr. wind + -logy.] The science of the wind.
An`e*mom"e*ter (#), n. [Gr. wind + -meter.] An instrument for measuring the force or velocity of the wind; a wind gauge.
An`e*mo*met"ric (#), An`e*mo*met"ric*al (#), a. Of or pertaining to anemometry.
An`e*mo*met"ro*graph (#), n. [Anemometer + -graph.] An anemograph.
An`e*mom"e*try (#), n. The act or process of ascertaining the force or velocity of the wind.
A*nem"o*ne (#), n. [L. anemone, Gr. , fr. wind.]
1. (Bot.) A genus of plants of the Ranunculus or Crowfoot family; windflower. Some of the species are cultivated in gardens.
2. (Zoöl.) The sea anemone. See Actinia, and Sea anemone.
&hand; This word is sometimes pronounced n-m-n, especially by classical scholars.
An`e*mon"ic (#), a. (Chem.) An acrid, poisonous, crystallizable substance, obtained from, the anemone, or from anemonin.
A*nem"o*nin (#), n. (Chem.) An acrid, poisonous, crystallizable substance, obtained from some species of anemone.
A*nem"o*ny (#), n. See Anemone.
An`e*morph"i*lous (#), a. [Gr. wind + lover.] (Bot.) Fertilized by the agency of the wind; -- said of plants in which the pollen is carried to the stigma by the wind; wind-Fertilized.
A*nem"o*scope (#), n. [Gr. wind + -scope: cf. F. anémoscope.] An instrument which shows the direction of the wind; a wind vane; a weathercock; -- usually applied to a contrivance consisting of a vane above, connected in the building with a dial or index with pointers to show the changes of the wind.
An*en`ce*phal"ic (#), An`en*ceph"a*lous (#), a. [Gr. , priv. + the brain: cf. Encephalon.] (Zoöl.) Without a brain; brainless.
Todd & B.
A*nenst" (#), A*nent" (#), prep. [OE. anent, anentis, anence, anens, anents, AS. onefen, onemn; an, on, on + efen even, equal; hence meaning, on an equality with, even with, beside. See Even, a.] [Scot. & Prov. Eng.]
1. Over against; as, he lives anent the church.
2. About; concerning; in respect; as, he said nothing anent this particular.
An*en"ter*ous (#), a. [Gr. priv. + intestine, within, in.] (Zoöl.) Destitute of a stomach or an intestine.
An"e*roid (#), a. [Gr. priv. + wet, moist + -oid: cf. F. anéro\'8bde.] Containing no liquid; -- said of kind of barometer.
Aneroid barometer, a barometer the action of which depends on the varying pressure of the atmosphere upon the elastic top of a metallic box (shaped like a watch) from which the air has been exhausted. An index shows the variation of pressure.
An"e*roid, n. An aneroid barometer.
Anes (#), adv. Once. [Scot.]
Sir W. Scott.
Anesthesia, n., Anesthetic
An`es*the"si*a (#), n., An`es*thet"ic (#), a. Same as Anæsthesia, Anæsthetic.
An"et (#), n. [F. aneth, fr. L. anethum, Gr. . See Anise.] The herb dill, or dillseed.
An"e*thol (#), n. [L. anethum (see Anise) + -ol.] (Chem.) A substance obtained from the volatile oils of anise, fennel, etc., in the form of soft shining scales; -- called also anise camphor.
A*net"ic (#), a. [L. aneticus, Gr. relaxing; back + to send.] (Med.) Soothing.
An"eu*rism (#), n. [Gr. , , a widening, an opening; up + wide.] (Med.) A soft, pulsating, hollow tumor, containing blood, arising from the preternatural dilation or rupture of the coats of an artery. [Written also aneurysm.]
An`eu*ris"mal (#), a. (Med.) Of or pertaining to an aneurism; as, an aneurismal tumor; aneurismal diathesis. [Written also aneurysmal.]
A*new" (#), adv. [Pref. a- + new.] Over again; another time; in a new form; afresh; as, to arm anew; to create anew.
An*frac"tu*ose` (?; 135), a. [See Anfractuous.] Anfractuous; as, anfractuose anthers.
An*frac`tu*os"i*ty (#), n.; l. Anfractuosities (#). [Cf. F. anfractuosité.]
1. A state of being anfractuous, or full of windings and turnings; sinuosity.
The anfractuosities of his intellect and temper.
2. (Anat.) A sinuous depression or sulcus like those separating the convolutions of the brain.
An*frac"tu*ous (#), a. [L. anfractuosus, fr. anfractus a turning, a winding, fr. the unused anfringere to wind, bend; an-, for amb- + fractus, p. p. of frangere to break: cf. F. anfractueux.] Winding; full of windings and turnings; sinuous; tortuous; as, the anfractuous spires of a born. -- An*frac"tu*ous*ness, n.
An*frac"ture (#), n. A mazy winding.
An*ga"ri*a"tion (#), n. [LL. angariatio, fr. L. angaria service to a lord, villenage, fr. angaus, Gr. (a Persian word), a courier for carrying royal dispatches.] Exaction of forced service; compulsion. [Obs.]
Angeiology, n., Angeiotomy
An`gei*ol"o*gy (#), n., An`gei*ot"o*my, etc. Same as Angiology, Angiotomy, etc.
An"gel (#), n. [AS. æangel, engel, influenced by OF. angele, angle, F. ange. Both the AS. and the OF. words are from L. angelus, Gr. messenger, a messenger of God, an angel.]
1. A messenger. [R.]
The dear good angel of the Spring,
2. A spiritual, celestial being, superior to man in power and intelligence. In the Scriptures the angels appear as God's messengers.
O, welcome, pure-eyed Faith, white-handed Hope,
Thou hovering angel, girt with golden wings.
3. One of a class of fallen angels;" an evil spirit; as, the devil and his angels.
4. A minister or pastor of a church, as in the Seven Asiatic churches. [Archaic]
Unto-the angel of the church of Ephesus write.
Rev. ii. 1.
5. Attendant spirit; genius; demon.
6. An appellation given to a person supposed to be of angelic goodness or loveliness; a darling.
When pain and anguish wring the brow.
Sir W. Scott.
7. (Numis.) An ancient gold coin of England, bearing the figure of the archangel Michael. It varied in value from 6s. 8d. to 10s.
&hand; Angel is sometimes used adjectively; as, angel grace; angel whiteness.
Angel bed, a bed without posts. -- Angel fish. (Zoöl.) (a) A species of shark (Squatina angelus) from six to eight feet long, found on the coasts of Europe and North America. It takes its name from its pectoral fins, which are very large and extend horizontally like wings when spread. (b) One of several species of compressed, bright colored fishes warm seas, belonging to the family, Chætodontidæ. -- Angel gold, standard gold. [Obs.] Fuller. -- Angel shark. See Angel fish. -- Angel shot (Mil.), a kind of chain shot. -- Angel water, a perfumed liquid made at first chiefly from angelica; afterwards containing rose, myrtle, and orange-flower waters, with ambergris, etc. [Obs.]
An"gel*age (#), n. Existence or state of angels.
An"gel*et (#), n. [OF. angelet.] A small gold coin formerly current in England; a half angel.
An"gel fish. See under Angel.
An"gel*hood (#), n. The state of being an angel; angelic nature.
An*gel"ic (#), An*gel"ic*al (#), a. [L. angelicus, Gr. : cf. F. angélique.] Belonging to, or proceeding from, angels; resembling, characteristic of, or partaking of the nature of, an angel; heavenly; divine. Angelic harps." Thomson.Angelical actions." Hooker.
The union of womanly tenderness and angelic patience.
Angelic Hymn, a very ancient hymn of the Christian Church; -- so called from its beginning with the song of the heavenly host recorded in Luke ii. 14.
An*gel"ic, a. [From Angelica.] (Chem.) Of or derived from angelica; as, angelic acid; angelic ether.
Angelic acid, an acid obtained from angelica and some other plants.
An*gel"i*ca (#), n. [NL. See Angelic.] (Bot.)
1. An aromatic umbelliferous plant (Archangelica officinalis or Angelica archangelica) the leaf stalks of which are sometimes candied and used in confectionery, and the roots and seeds as an aromatic tonic.
2. The candied leaf stalks of angelica.
Angelica tree, a thorny North American shrub (Aralia spinosa), called also Hercules' club.
An*gel"ic*al*ly (#), adv. Like an angel.
An*gel"ic*al*ness, n. The quality of being angelic; excellence more than human.
An*gel"i*fy (#), v. t. To make like an angel; to angelize. [Obs.]
An"gel*ize (#), v. t. To raise to the state of an angel; to render angelic.
It ought not to be our object to angelize, nor to brutalize, but to humanize man.
An"gel*like` (#), a. & adv. Resembling an angel.
An`gel*ol"a*try (#), n. [Gr. angel + service, worship.] Worship paid to angels.
An`gel*ol"o*gy (#), n. [L. angelus, Gr. + -logy.] A discourse on angels, or a body of doctrines in regard to angels.
The same mythology commanded the general consent; the same angelology, demonology.
An`gel*oph"a*ny (#), n. [Gr. angel + to appear.] The actual appearance of an angel to man.
An"ge*lot (#), n. [F. angelot, LL. angelotus, angellotus, dim. of angelus. See Angel.]
1. A French gold coin of the reign of Louis XI., bearing the image of St. Michael; also, a piece coined at Paris by the English under Henry VI. [Obs.]
2. An instrument of music, of the lute kind, now disused.
Johnson. R. Browning.
3. A sort of small, rich cheese, made in Normandy.
An"ge*lus (#), n. [L.] (R. C. Ch.) (a) A form of devotion in which three Ave Marias are repeated. It is said at morning, noon, and evening, at the sound of a bell. (b) The Angelus bell.
An"ger (#), n. [OE. anger, angre, affliction, anger, fr. Icel. angr affliction, sorrow; akin to Dan. anger regret, Swed. ånger regret, AS. ange oppressed, sad, L. angor a strangling, anguish, angere to strangle, Gr. to strangle, Skr. amhas pain, and to. anguish, anxious, quinsy, and perh. awe, ugly. The word seems to have orig. meant to choke, squeeze. .]
1. Trouble; vexation; also, physical pain or smart of a sore, etc. [Obs.]
I made the experiment, setting the moxa where . . . the greatest anger and soreness still continued.
2. A strong passion or emotion of displeasure or antagonism, excited by a real or supposed injury or insult to one's self or others, or by the intent to do such injury.
Anger is like
A full hot horse, who being allowed his way,
Self-mettle tires him.
Syn. -- Resentment; wrath; rage; fury; passion; ire gall; choler; indignation; displeasure; vexation; grudge; spleen. -- Anger, Indignation, Resentment, Wrath, Ire, Rage, Fury. Anger is a feeling of keen displeasure (usually with a desire to punish) for what we regard as wrong toward ourselves or others. It may be excessive or misplaced, but is not necessarily criminal. Indignation is a generous outburst of anger in view of things which are indigna, or unworthy to be done, involving what is mean, cruel, flagitious, etc., in character or conduct. Resentment is often a moody feeling, leading one to brood over his supposed personal wrongs with a deep and lasting anger. See Resentment. Wrath and ire (the last poetical) express the feelings of one who is bitterly provoked. Rage is a vehement ebullition of anger; and fury is an excess of rage, amounting almost to madness. Warmth of constitution often gives rise to anger; a high sense of honor creates indignation at crime; a man of quick sensibilities is apt to cherish resentment; the wrath and ire of men are often connected with a haughty and vindictive spirit; rage and fury are distempers of the soul to be regarded only with abhorrence.
An"ger (#), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Angered (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Angering.] [Cf. Icel. angra.]
1. To make painful; to cause to smart; to inflame. [Obs.]
He . . . angereth malign ulcers.
2. To excite to anger; to enrage; to provoke.
Taxes and impositions . . . which rather angered than grieved the people.
An"ger*ly, adv. Angrily. [Obs. or Poetic]
Why, how now, Hecate! you look angerly.
An"ge*vine (#), a. [F. Angevin.] Of or pertaining to Anjou in France. -- n. A native of Anjou.
An`gi*en"chy*ma (#), n. [Gr. receptacle + . Formed like Parenchyma.] (Bot.) Vascular tissue of plants, consisting of spiral vessels, dotted, barred, and pitted ducts, and laticiferous vessels.
An*gi"na (#), n. [L., fr. angere to strangle, to choke. See Anger, n.] (Med.) Any inflammatory affection of the throat or faces, as the quinsy, malignant sore throat, croup, etc., especially such as tends to produce suffocation, choking, or shortness of breath.
Angina pectoris (#), a peculiarly painful disease, so named from a sense of suffocating contraction or tightening of the lower part of the chest; -- called also breast pang, spasm of the chest.
An"gi*nous (#), An"gi*nose` (#), a. (Med.) Pertaining to angina or angina pectoris.
An"gi*o- (#). [Gr. vessel receptacle.] A prefix, or combining form, in numerous compounds, usually relating to seed or blood vessels, or to something contained in, or covered by, a vessel.
An`gi*o*car"pous (#), a. [Angio- + Gr. fruit.] (Bot.) (a) Having fruit inclosed within a covering that does not form a part of itself; as, the filbert covered by its husk, or the acorn seated in its cupule. Brande & C. (b) Having the seeds or spores covered, as in certain lichens.
An`gi*of"ra*phy (#), n. [Angio- + -graphy: cf. F. angiographie.] (Anat.) A description of blood vessels and lymphatics.
An`gi*ol"o*gy (#), n. [Angio- + -logy.] (Anat.) That part of anatomy which treats of blood vessels and lymphatics.
An`gi*o"ma (#), n. [[Angio- + -oma.] (Med.) A tumor composed chiefly of dilated blood vessels.
An`gi*o*mon`o*sper"mous (#), a. [Angio- + monospermous.] (Bot.) Producing one seed only in a seed pod.
An"gi*o*scope (#), n. [Angio- + -scope.] An instrument for examining the capillary vessels of animals and plants.
An"gi*o*sperm (#), n. [Angio- + Gr. , , seed.] (Bot.) A plant which has its seeds inclosed in a pericarp.
&hand; The term is restricted to exogenous plants, and applied to one of the two grand divisions of these species, the other division including gymnosperms, or those which have naked seeds. The oak, apple, beech, etc., are angiosperms, while the pines, spruce, hemlock, and the allied varieties, are gymnosperms.
An`gi*o*sper"ma*tous (#), a. (Bot.) Same as Angiospermous.
An`gi*o*sper"mous (#), a. (Bot.) Having seeds inclosed in a pod or other pericarp.
An`gi*os"po*rous (#), a. [Angio- + spore.] (Bot.) Having spores contained in cells or thecæ, as in the case of some fungi.
An`gi*os"to*mous (#), a. [Angio- + Gr. mouth.] (Zoöl.) With a narrow mouth, as the shell of certain gastropods.
An`gi*ot"o*my (#), n. [Angio- + Gr. a cutting.] (Anat.) Dissection of the blood vessels and lymphatics of the body.