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ANNEX An*nex, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Annexed; p. pr. & vb. n. Annexing.] Etym: [F. annexer, fr. L. annexus, p. p. of annectere to tie or bind to; ad + nectere to tie, to fasten together, akin to Skr. nah to bind.] 1. To join or attach; usually to subjoin; to affix; to append; -- followed by to. He annexed a codicil to a will. Johnson. 2. To join or add, as a smaller thing to a greater. He annexed a province to his kingdom. Johnson. 3. To attach or connect, as a consequence, condition, etc.; as, to annex a penalty to a prohibition, or punishment to guilt. Syn. -- To add; append; affix; unite; coalesce. See Add.


ANNEX An*nex, v. i. Defn: To join; to be united. Tooke.


ANNEX An*nex, n. Etym: [F. annexe, L. annexus, neut. annexum, p. p. of annectere.] Defn: Something annexed or appended; as, an additional stipulation to a writing, a subsidiary building to a main building; a wing.


ANNEXATION An`nex*ation, n. Etym: [Cf. F. annexation. See Annex, v. t.] 1. The act of annexing; process of attaching, adding, or appending; the act of connecting; union; as, the annexation of Texas to the United States, or of chattels to the freehold. 2. (a) (Law) The union of property with a freehold so as to become a fixture. Bouvier. (b) (Scots Law) The appropriation of lands or rents to the crown. Wharton.


ANNEXATIONIST An`nex*ation*ist, n. Defn: One who favors annexation.


ANNEXER An*nexer, n. Defn: One who annexes.


ANNEXION An*nexion, n. Etym: [L. annexio a tying to, connection: cf. F. annexion.] Defn: Annexation. [R.] Shak.


ANNEXIONIST An*nexion*ist, n. Defn: An annexationist. [R.]


ANNEXMENT An*nexment, n. Defn: The act of annexing, or the thing annexed; appendage. [R.] Shak.


ANNIHILABLE An*nihi*la*ble, a. Defn: Capable of being annihilated.


ANNIHILATE An*nihi*late, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Annihilated; p. pr. & vb. n. Annihilating.] Etym: [L. annihilare; ad + nihilum, nihil, nothing, ne hilum (filum) not a thread, nothing at all. Cf. File, a row.] 1. To reduce to nothing or nonexistence; to destroy the existence of; to cause to cease to be. It impossible for any body to be utterly annihilated. Bacon. 2. To destroy the form or peculiar distinctive properties of, so that the specific thing no longer exists; as, to annihilate a forest by cutting down the trees. To annihilate the army. Macaulay. 3. To destroy or eradicate, as a property or attribute of a thing; to make of no effect; to destroy the force, etc., of; as, to annihilate an argument, law, rights, goodness.


ANNIHILATE An*nihi*late, a. Defn: Anhilated. [Archaic] Swift.


ANNIHILATION An*ni`hi*lation, n. Etym: [Cf. F. annihilation.] 1. The act of reducing to nothing, or nonexistence; or the act of destroying the form or combination of parts under which a thing exists, so that the name can no longer be applied to it; as, the annihilation of a corporation. 2. The state of being annihilated. Hooker.


ANNIHILATIONIST An*ni`hi*lation*ist, n. (Theol.) Defn: One who believes that eternal punishment consists in annihilation or extinction of being; a destructionist.


ANNIHILATIVE An*nihi*la*tive, a. Defn: Serving to annihilate; destructive.


ANNIHILATOR An*nihi*la`tor, n. Defn: One who, or that which, annihilates; as, a fire annihilator.


ANNIHILATORY An*nihi*la*to*ry, a. Defn: Annihilative.


ANNIVERSARILY An`ni*versa*ri*ly, adv. Defn: Annually. [R.] Bp. Hall.


ANNIVERSARY An`ni*versa*ry, a. Etym: [L. anniversarius; annus year + vertere, versum, to turn: cf. F. anniversaire.] Defn: Returning with the year, at a stated time; annual; yearly; as, an anniversary feast. Anniversary day (R. C. Ch.). See Anniversary, n., 2. -- Anniversary week, that week in the year in which the annual meetings of religious and benevolent societies are held in Boston and New York. [Eastern U. S.]


ANNIVERSARY An`ni*versa*ry, n.; pl. Anniversaries. Etym: [Cf. F. anniversaire.] 1. The annual return of the day on which any notable event took place, or is wont to be celebrated; as, the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. 2. (R. C. Ch.) Defn: The day on which Mass is said yearly for the soul of a deceased person; the commemoration of some sacred event, as the dedication of a church or the consecration of a pope. 3. The celebration which takes place on an anniversary day. Dryden.


ANNIVERSE Anni*verse, n. Etym: [L. anni versus the turning of a year.] Defn: Anniversary. [Obs.] Dryden.


ANNO DOMINI Anno Domi*ni. Etym: [L., in the year of [our] Lord [Jesus Christ]; usually abbrev. a. d.] Defn: In the year of the Christian era; as, a. d. 1887.


ANNODATED Anno*da`ted, a. Etym: [L. ad to + nodus a knot.] (Her.) Defn: Curved somewhat in the form of the letter S. Cussans.


ANNOMINATE An*nomi*nate, v. t. Defn: To name. [R.]


ANNOMINATION An*nom`i*nation, n. Etym: [L. annominatio. See Agnomination.] 1. Paronomasia; punning. 2. Alliteration. [Obs.] Tyrwhitt.


ANNOTATE Anno*tate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Annotated; p. pr. & vb. n. Annotating.] Etym: [L. annotatus; p. p. of annotare to annotate; ad + notare to mark, nota mark. See Note, n.] Defn: To explain or criticize by notes; as, to annotate the works of Bacon.


ANNOTATE Anno*tate, v. i. Defn: To make notes or comments; -- with on or upon.


ANNOTATION An`no*tation, n. Etym: [L. annotatio: cf. F. annotation.] Defn: A note, added by way of comment, or explanation; -- usually in the plural; as, annotations on ancient authors, or on a word or a passage.


ANNOTATIONIST An`no*tation*ist, n. Defn: An annotator. [R.]


ANNOTATIVE Anno*ta*tive, a. Defn: Characterized by annotations; of the nature of annotation.


ANNOTATOR Anno*ta`tor, n. Etym: [L.] Defn: A writer of annotations; a commentator.


ANNOTATORY An*nota*to*ry, a. Defn: Pertaining to an annotator; containing annotations. [R.]


ANNOTINE Anno*tine, n. Etym: [L. annotinus a year old.] (Zo?l.) Defn: A bird one year old, or that has once molted.


ANNOTINOUS An*noti*nous, a. Etym: [L. annotinus, fr. annus year.] (Bot.) Defn: A year old; in Yearly growths.


ANNOTTO; ARNOTTO An*notto, Ar*notto, n. Etym: [Perh. the native name.] Defn: A red or yellowish-red dyeing material, prepared from the pulp surrounding the seeds of a tree (Bixa orellana) belonging to the tropical regions of America. It is used for coloring cheese, butter, etc. [Written also Anatto, Anatta, Annatto, Annotta, etc.]


ANNOUNCE An*nounce, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Announced; p. pr. & vb. n. Announcing.] Etym: [OF. anoncier, F. annoncer, fr. L. annuntiare; ad + nuntiare to report, relate, nuntius messenger, bearer of news. See Nuncio, and cf. Annunciate.] 1. To give public notice, or first notice of; to make known; to publish; to proclaim. Her [Q. Elizabeth's] arrival was announced through the country by a peal of cannon from the ramparts. Gilpin. 2. To pronounce; to declare by judicial sentence. Publish laws, announce Or life or death. Prior. Syn. -- To proclaim; publish; make known; herald; declare; promulgate. -- To Publish, Announce, Proclaim, Promulgate. We publish what we give openly to the world, either by oral communication or by means of the press; as, to publish abroad the faults of our neighbors. We announce what we declare by anticipation, or make known for the first time; as, to announce the speedy publication of a book; to announce the approach or arrival of a distinguished personage. We proclaim anything to which we give the widest publicity; as, to proclaim the news of victory. We promulgate when we proclaim more widely what has before been known by some; as, to promulgate the gospel.


ANNOUNCEMENT An*nouncement, n. Defn: The act of announcing, or giving notice; that which announces; proclamation; publication.


ANNOUNCER An*nouncer, n. Defn: One who announces.


ANNOY An*noy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Annoyed; p. pr. & vb. n. Annoying.] Etym: [OE. anoien, anuien, OF. anoier, anuier, F. ennuyer, fr. OF. anoi, anui, enui, annoyance, vexation, F. ennui. See Annoy, n.] To disturb or irritate, especially by continued or repeated acts; to tease; to ruffle in mind; to vex; as, I was annoyed by his remarks. Say, what can more our tortured souls annoy Than to behold, admire, and lose our joy Prior. 2. To molest, incommode, or harm; as, to annoy an army by impeding its march, or by a cannonade. Syn. -- To molest; vex; trouble; pester; embarrass; perplex; tease.


ANNOY An*noy, n. Etym: [OE. anoi, anui, OF. anoi, anui, enui, fr. L. in odio hatred (esse alicui in odio, Cic.). See Ennui, Odium, Noisome, Noy.] Defn: A feeling of discomfort or vexation caused by what one dislikes; also, whatever causes such a feeling; as, to work annoy. Worse than Tantalus' is her annoy. Shak.


ANNOYANCE An*noyance, n. Etym: [OF. anoiance, anuiance.] 1. The act of annoying, or the state of being annoyed; molestation; vexation; annoy. A deep clay, giving much annoyance to passengers. Fuller. For the further annoyance and terror of any besieged place, they would throw into it dead bodies. Wilkins. 2. That which annoys. A grain, a dust, a gnat, a wandering hair, Any annoyance in that precious sense. Shak.


ANNOYER An*noyer, n. Defn: One who, or that which, annoys.


ANNOYFUL An*noyful, a. Defn: Annoying. [Obs.] Chaucer.


ANNOYING An*noying, a. Defn: That annoys; molesting; vexatious. -- An*noying*ly, adv.


ANNOYOUS An*noyous, a. Etym: [OF. enuius, anoios.] Defn: Troublesome; annoying. [Obs.] Chaucer.


ANNUAL Annu*al, a. Etym: [OE. annuel, F. annuel, fr. L. annualis, fr. annus year. Cf. Annals.] 1. Of or pertaining to a year; returning every year; coming or happening once in the year; yearly. The annual overflowing of the river [Nile]. Ray. 2. Performed or accomplished in a year; reckoned by the year; as, the annual motion of the earth. A thousand pound a year, annual support. Shak. 2. Lasting or continuing only one year or one growing season; requiring to be renewed every year; as, an annual plant; annual tickets. Bacon.


ANNUAL Annu*al, n. 1. A thing happening or returning yearly; esp. a literary work published once a year. 2. Anything, especially a plant, that lasts but one year or season; an annual plant. Oaths . . . in some sense almost annuals; . . . and I myself can remember about forty different sets. Swift. 3. (R. C. Ch.) Defn: A Mass for a deceased person or for some special object, said daily for a year or on the anniversary day.


ANNUALIST Annu*al*ist, n. Defn: One who writes for, or who edits, an annual. [R.]


ANNUALLY Annu*al*ly, adv. Defn: Yearly; year by year.


ANNUARY Annu*a*ry, a. Etym: [Cf. F. annuaire.] Defn: Annual. [Obs.] -- n. Defn: A yearbook.


ANNUELER Annu*el*er, n. Defn: A priest employed in saying annuals, or anniversary Masses. [Obs.] Chaucer.


ANNUENT Annu*ent, a. Etym: [L. annuens, p. pr. of annuere; ad + nuere to nod.] Defn: Nodding; as, annuent muscles (used in nodding).


ANNUITANT An*nui*tant, n. Etym: [See Annuity.] Defn: One who receives, or its entitled to receive, an annuity. Lamb.


ANNUITY An*nui*ty, n.; pl. Annuities. Etym: [LL. annuitas, fr. L. annus year: cf. F. annuit?.] Defn: A sum of money, payable yearly, to continue for a given number of years, for life, or forever; an annual allowance.


ANNUL An*nul, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Annulled; p. pr. & vb. n. Annulling.] Etym: [F. annuler, LL. annullare, annulare, fr. L. ad to + nullus none, nullum, neut., nothing. See Null, a.] 1. To reduce to nothing; to obliterate. Light, the prime work of God, to me's extinct. And all her various objects of delight Annulled. Milton. 2. To make void or of no effect; to nullify; to abolish; to do away with; -- used appropriately of laws, decrees, edicts, decisions of courts, or other established rules, permanent usages, and the like, which are made void by component authority. Do they mean to annul laws of inestimable value to our liberties Burke. Syn. -- To abolish; abrogate; repeal; cancel; reverse; rescind; revoke; nullify; destroy. See Abolish.


ANNULAR Annu*lar, a. Etym: [L. annularis, fr. annulis ring: cf. F. annulaire.] 1. Pertaining to, or having the form of, a ring; forming a ring; ringed; ring-shaped; as, annular fibers. 2. Banded or marked with circles. Annular eclipse (Astron.), an eclipse of the sun in which the moon at the middle of the eclipse conceals the central part of the sun's disk, leaving a complete ring of light around the border.


ANNULARITY An`nu*lari*ty, n. Defn: Annular condition or form; as, the annularity of a nebula. J. Rogers.


ANNULARRY Annu*lar*ry, adv. Defn: In an annular manner.


ANNULARY Annu*la*ry, a. Etym: [L. annularis. See Annular.] Defn: Having the form of a ring; annular. Ray.


ANNULATA An`nu*lata, n. pl. Etym: [Neut. pl., fr. L. annulatus ringed.] (Zo?l.) Defn: A class of articulate animals, nearly equivalent to Annelida, including the marine annelids, earthworms, Gephyrea, Gymnotoma, leeches, etc. See Annelida.


ANNULATE Annu*late, n. (Zo?l.) Defn: One of the Annulata.


ANNULATE; ANNULATED Annu*late, Annu*la`ted a. Etym: [L. annulatus.] 1. Furnished with, or composed of, rings; ringed; surrounded by rings of color. 2. (Zo?l.) Defn: Of or pertaining to the Annulata.


ANNULATION An`nu*lation, n. Defn: A circular or ringlike formation; a ring or belt. Nicholson.


ANNULET Annu*let, n. Etym: [Dim. of annulus.] 1. A little ring. Tennyson. 2. (Arch.) Defn: A small, flat fillet, encircling a column, etc., used by itself, or with other moldings. It is used, several times repeated, under the Doric capital. 3. (Her.) Defn: A little circle borne as a charge. 4. (Zo?l.) Defn: A narrow circle of some distinct color on a surface or round an organ.


ANNULLABLE An*nulla*ble, a. Defn: That may be Annulled.


ANNULLER An*nuller, n. Defn: One who annuls. [R.]


ANNULMENT An*nulment, n. Etym: [Cf. F. annulement.] Defn: The act of annulling; abolition; invalidation.


ANNULOID Annu*loid, a. (Zo?l.) Defn: Of or pertaining to the Annuloida.


ANNULOIDA An`nu*loida, n. pl. Etym: [NL., fr. L. annulus ring + -oid.] (Zo?l.) Defn: A division of the Articulata, including the annelids and allied groups; sometimes made to include also the helminths and echinoderms. [Written also Annuloidea.]


ANNULOSA Annu*losa, n. pl. Etym: [NL.] (Zo?l.) Defn: A division of the Invertebrata, nearly equivalent to the Articulata. It includes the Arthoropoda and Anarthropoda. By some zo?logists it is applied to the former only.


ANNULOSAN An`nu*losan, n. (Zo?l.) Defn: One of the Annulosa.


ANNULOSE Annu*lose` (, a. Etym: [L. annulus ring.] 1. Furnished with, or composed of, rings or ringlike segments; ringed. 2. (Zo?l.) Defn: Of or pertaining to the Annulosa.


ANNULUS Annu*lus, n.; pl. Annuli. Etym: [L.] 1. A ring; a ringlike part or space. 2. (Geom.) (a) A space contained between the circumferences of two circles, one within the other. (b) The solid formed by a circle revolving around a line which is the plane of the circle but does not cut it. 3. (Zo?l.) Defn: Ring-shaped structures or markings, found in, or upon, various animals.


ANNUMERATE An*numer*ate, v. t. Etym: [L. annumeratus, p. p. of annumerare. See Numerate.] Defn: To add on; to count in. [Obs.] Wollaston.


ANNUMERATION An*nu`mer*ation, n. Etym: [L. annumeratio.] Defn: Addition to a former number. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.


ANNUNCIABLE An*nunci*a*ble, a. Defn: That may be announced or declared; declarable. [R.]


ANNUNCIATE An*nunci*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Annunciated; p. pr. & vb. n. Annunciating.] Etym: [L. annuntiare. See Announce.] Defn: To announce.


ANNUNCIATE An*nunci*ate, p. p. & a. Defn: Foretold; preannounced. [Obs.] Chaucer.


ANNUNCIATION An*nun`ci*ation, n. Etym: [L. annuntiatio: cf. F. annonciation.] 1. The act of announcing; announcement; proclamation; as, the annunciation of peace. 2. (Eccl.) (a) The announcement of the incarnation, made by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary. (b) The festival celebrated (March 25th) by the Church of England, of Rome, etc., in memory of the angel's announcement, on that day; Lady Day.


ANNUNCIATION LILY An*nun`ci*ation lily. (Bot.) Defn: The common white lily (Lilium candidum). So called because it is usually introduced by painters in pictures of the Annunciation.


ANNUNCIATIVE An*nunci*a*tive, a. Defn: Pertaining to annunciation; announcing. [R.] Dr. H. More.


ANNUNCIATOR An*nunci*a`tor, n. Etym: [L. annuntiator.] 1. One who announces. Specifically: An officer in the church of Constantinople, whose business it was to inform the people of the festivals to be celebrated. 2. An indicator (as in a hotel) which designates the room where attendance is wanted.


ANNUNCIATORY An*nunci*a*to*ry, a. Defn: Pertaining to, or containing, announcement; making known. [R.]


ANOA A*noa, n. Etym: [Native name.] (Zo?l.) Defn: A small wild ox of Celebes (Anoa depressicornis), allied to the buffalo, but having long nearly straight horns.


ANODE Anode, n. Etym: [Gr. (Elec.) Defn: The positive pole of an electric battery, or more strictly the electrode by which the current enters the electrolyte on its way to the other pole; -- opposed to cathode.


ANODON Ano*don, n. Etym: [NL., fr. Gr. (Zo?l.) Defn: A genus of fresh-water bivalves, having to teeth at the hinge. [Written also Anodonta.]


ANODYNE Ano*dyne, a. Etym: [L. anodynus, Gr. anodin.] Defn: Serving to assuage pain; soothing. The anodyne draught of oblivion. Burke. Note: The word [in a medical sense] in chiefly applied to the different preparations of opium, belladonna, hyoscyamus, and lettuce. Am. Cyc.


ANODYNE Ano*dyne, n. Etym: [L. anodynon. See Anodyne, a.] Defn: Any medicine which allays pain, as an opiate or narcotic; anything that soothes disturbed feelings.


ANODYNOUS Ano*dy`nous, a. Defn: Anodyne.


ANOETIC An`o*etic, a. [Gr. unthinkable; priv. + perceptible, thinkable.] 1. Unthinkable. [Rare] 2. (Psychol.) Not subject to conscious attention; having an indefinite, relatively passive, conscious being; characteristic of the fringe or margin of consciousness. Presentation considered as having an existence relatively independent of thought, may be called sentience, or anoetic consciousness. Thought and sentience are fundamentally distinct mental functions. G. F. Stout.


ANOIL A*noil, v. t. Etym: [OF. enoilier.] Defn: The anoint with oil. [Obs.] Holinshed.


ANOINT A*noint, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Anointed; p. pr. & vb. n. Anointing.] Etym: [OF. enoint, p. p. of enoindre, fr. L. inungere; in + ungere, unguere, to smear, anoint. See Ointment, Unguent.] 1. To smear or rub over with oil or an unctuous substance; also, to spread over, as oil. And fragrant oils the stiffened limbs anoint. Dryden. He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay. John ix. 6. 2. To apply oil to or to pour oil upon, etc., as a sacred rite, especially for consecration. Then shalt thou take the anointing oil, and pour it upon his [Aaron's] head and anoint him. Exod. xxix. 7. Anoint Hazael to be king over Syria. 1 Kings xix. 15. The Lord's Anointed, Christ or the Messiah; also, a Jewish or other king by divine right. 1 Sam. xxvi. 9.


ANOINT A*noint, p. p. Defn: Anointed. [Obs.] Chaucer.


ANOINTER A*nointer, n. Defn: One who anoints.


ANOINTMENT A*nointment, n. Defn: The act of anointing, or state of being anointed; also, an ointment. Milton.


ANOLIS A*nolis, n. Etym: [In the Antilles, anoli, anoalli, a lizard.] (Zo?l.) Defn: A genus of lizards which belong to the family Iguanid?. They take the place in the New World of the chameleons in the Old, and in America are often called chameleons.


ANOMAL A*nomal, n. Defn: Anything anomalous. [R.]


ANOMALIPED A*noma*li*ped, n. (Zo?l.) Defn: One of a group of perching birds, having the middle toe more or less united to the outer and inner ones.


ANOMALIPED; ANOMALIPEDE A*noma*li*ped(#), A*noma*li*pede, a. Etym: [L. anomalus irregular + pes, pedis, foot.] Defn: Having anomalous feet.


ANOMALISM A*noma*lism, n. Defn: An anomaly; a deviation from rule. Hooker.

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