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THE GUTENBERG WEBSTER'S UNABRIDGED DICTIONARY BY PROJECT GUTENBERG

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ANTIC

ANTIC Antic, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Anticked, Antickt.] Defn: To make appear like a buffoon. [Obs.] Shak.

ANTIC

ANTIC Antic, v. i. Defn: To perform antics.

ANTIC-MASK

ANTIC-MASK Antic-mask`, n. Defn: An antimask. B. Jonson.

ANTICATARRHAL

ANTICATARRHAL An`ti*ca*tarrh`al, a. (Med.) Defn: Efficacious against catarrh. -- n. Defn: An anticatarrhal remedy.

ANTICATHODE

ANTICATHODE An`ti*cathode, n. (Phys.) Defn: The part of a vacuum tube opposite the cathode. Upon it the cathode rays impinge.

ANTICAUSODIC

ANTICAUSODIC An`ti*cau*sodic, a. & n. (Med.) Defn: Same as Anticausotic.

ANTICAUSOTIC

ANTICAUSOTIC An`ti*cau*sotic, a. Etym: [Pref. anti- + Gr. (Med.) Defn: Good against an inflammatory fever. -- n. Defn: A remedy for such a fever.

ANTICHAMBER

ANTICHAMBER Anti*cham`ber, n. [Obs.] Defn: See Antechamber.

ANTICHLOR

ANTICHLOR Anti*chlor, n. Etym: [Pref. anti- + chlorine.] (Chem.) Defn: Any substance (but especially sodium hyposulphite) used in removing the excess of chlorine left in paper pulp or stuffs after bleaching.

ANTICHRIST

ANTICHRIST Anti*christ, n. Etym: [L. Antichristus, Gr. Defn: A denier or opponent of Christ. Specif.: A great antagonist, person or power, expected to precede Christ's second coming.

ANTICHRISTIAN

ANTICHRISTIAN An`ti*christian, a. Defn: Opposed to the Christian religion.

ANTICHRISTIANISM; ANTICHRISTIANITY

ANTICHRISTIANISM; ANTICHRISTIANITY An`ti*christian*ism, An`ti*chris*tiani*ty, n. Defn: Opposition or contrariety to the Christian religion.

ANTICHRISTIANLY

ANTICHRISTIANLY An`ti*christian*ly, adv. Defn: In an antichristian manner.

ANTICHRONICAL

ANTICHRONICAL An`ti*chronic*al, a. Defn: Deviating from the proper order of time. -- An`ti*chronic*al*ly, adv.

ANTICHRONISM

ANTICHRONISM An*tichro*nism, n. Etym: [Gr. Defn: Deviation from the true order of time; anachronism. [R.] Selden.

ANTICHTHON

ANTICHTHON An*tichthon, n.; pl. Antichthones. Etym: [Gr. 1. A hypothetical earth counter to ours, or on the opposite side of the sun. Grote. 2. pl. Defn: Inhabitants of opposite hemispheres. Whewell.

ANTICIPANT

ANTICIPANT An*tici*pant, a. Etym: [L. anticipans, p. pr. of anticipare.] Defn: Anticipating; expectant; -- with of. Wakening guilt, anticipant of hell. Southey.

ANTICIPATE

ANTICIPATE An*tici*pate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Anticipated; p. pr. & vb. n. Anticipating.] Etym: [L. anticipatus, p. p. of anticipare to anticipate; ante + capere 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. R. Hall. He would probably have died by the hand of the executioner, if indeed the executioner had not been anticipated by the populace. Macaulay. 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, Expect. 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. Milton. I would not anticipate the relish of any happiness, nor feel the weight of any misery, before it actually arrives. Spectator. Timid men were anticipating another civil war. Macaulay.

ANTICIPATION

ANTICIPATION An*tic`i*pation, n. Etym: [L. anticipatio: cf. F. 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. Shak. 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. Thodey. 3. Hasty notion; intuitive preconception. Many men give themselves up to the first anticipations of their minds. Locke. 4. (Mus.) Defn: 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

ANTICIPATIVE An*tici*pa*tive, a. Defn: Anticipating, or containing anticipation. Anticipative of the feast to come. Cary. -- An*tici*pa*tive*ly, adv.

ANTICIPATOR

ANTICIPATOR An*tici*pa`tor, n. Defn: One who anticipates.

ANTICIPATORY

ANTICIPATORY An*tici*pa*to*ry, a. Defn: Forecasting; of the nature of anticipation. Owen. Here is an anticipatory glance of what was to be. J. C. Shairp.

ANTICIVIC

ANTICIVIC An`ti*civic, n. Defn: Opposed to citizenship.

ANTICIVISM

ANTICIVISM An`ti*civism, n. Defn: Opposition to the body politic of citizens. [Obs.] Carlyle.

ANTICLASTIC

ANTICLASTIC An`ti*clastic, a. Etym: [Pref. anti- = Gr. Defn: Having to opposite curvatures, that is, curved longitudinally in one direction and transversely in the opposite direction, as the surface of a saddle.

ANTICLIMAX

ANTICLIMAX An`ti*climax, n. (Rhet.) Defn: 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. Example: Next comes Dalhousie, the great god of war, Lieutenant-colonel to the Earl ANTICLINAL An`ti*clinal, a. Etym: [Pref. anti- + Gr. Defn: 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 vertebr?, which in many animals has an upright spine toward which the spines of the neighboring vertebr? are inclined.

ANTICLINAL

ANTICLINAL An`ti*clinal, n. (Geol.) Defn: The crest or line in which strata slope or dip in opposite directions.

ANTICLINE

ANTICLINE Anti*cline, n. [See Anticlinal.] (Geol.) Defn: 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.

ANTICLINORIUM

ANTICLINORIUM An`ti*cli*nori*um, n.; pl. Anticlinoria. Etym: [NL., fr. Gr. (Geol.) Defn: The upward elevation of the crust of the earth, resulting from a geanticlinal.

ANTICLY

ANTICLY Antic*ly, adv. Defn: Oddly; grotesquely.

ANTICNESS

ANTICNESS Antic*ness, n. Defn: The quality of being antic. Ford.

ANTICOHERER

ANTICOHERER An`ti*co*herer, n. (Wireless Teleg.) Defn: 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

ANTICONSTITUTIONAL An`ti*con`sti*tution*al, a. Defn: Opposed to the constitution; unconstitutional.

ANTICONTAGIOUS

ANTICONTAGIOUS An`ti*con*tagious, a. (Med.) Defn: Opposing or destroying contagion.

ANTICONVULSIVE

ANTICONVULSIVE An`ti*con*vulsive, a. (Med.) Defn: Good against convulsions. J. Floyer.

ANTICOR

ANTICOR Anti*cor, n. Etym: [Pref. anti- + L. cor heart; cf. F. antic.] (Far.) Defn: A dangerous inflammatory swelling of a horse's breast, just opposite the heart.

ANTICOUS

ANTICOUS An*ticous, a. Etym: [L. anticus in front, foremost, fr. ante before.] (Bot.) Defn: Facing toward the axis of the flower, as in the introrse anthers of the water lily.

ANTICYCLONE

ANTICYCLONE Anti*cy`clone, n. (Meteorol.) Defn: 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*clonic, a. -- An`ti*cy*clonic*al*ly, adv.

ANTIDIPHTHERITIC

ANTIDIPHTHERITIC An`ti*diph`the*ritic, a. (Med.) Defn: Destructive to, or hindering the growth of, diphtheria bacilli. -- n. Defn: An antidiphtheritic agent.

ANTIDOTAL

ANTIDOTAL Anti*do`tal(#) a. Defn: Having the quality an antidote; fitted to counteract the effects of poison. Sir T. Browne. -- Anti*do`tal*ly, adv.

ANTIDOTARY

ANTIDOTARY Anti*do`ta*ry, a. Defn: Antidotal. -- n. Antidote; also, a book of antidotes.

ANTIDOTE

ANTIDOTE Anti*dote, n. Etym: [L. antidotum, Gr. antidote. See Dose, n.] 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

ANTIDOTE Anti*dote, v. t. 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. South. 2. To fortify or preserve by an antidote.

ANTIDOTICAL

ANTIDOTICAL An`ti*dotic*al, a. Defn: Serving as an antidote. -- An`ti*dotic*al*ly, adv.

ANTIDROMOUS

ANTIDROMOUS An*tidro*mous, a. Etym: [Pref. anti- + Gr. (Bot.) Defn: Changing the direction in the spiral sequence of leaves on a stem.

ANTIDYSENTERIC

ANTIDYSENTERIC An`ti*dys`en*teric, a. (Med.) Defn: Good against dysentery. -- n. Defn: A medicine for dysentery.

ANTIEMETIC

ANTIEMETIC An`ti*e*metic, a. (Med.) Defn: Same as Antemetic.

ANTIEPHIALTIC

ANTIEPHIALTIC An`ti*eph`i*altic, a. & n. (Med.) Defn: Same as Antephialtic.

ANTIEPILEPTIC

ANTIEPILEPTIC An`ti*ep`i*leptic, a. & n. (Med.) Defn: Same as Antepileptic.

ANTIFEBRILE

ANTIFEBRILE An`ti*febrile, a. & n. (Med.) Defn: Febrifuge.

ANTIFEBRINE

ANTIFEBRINE An`ti*febrine, n. (Med.) Defn: Acetanilide.

ANTIFRICTION

ANTIFRICTION An`ti*friction, n. Defn: Something to lessea. Tending to lessen friction.

ANTIGALASTIC

ANTIGALASTIC An`ti*ga*lastic, a. Etym: [Pref. anti- + Gr. Defn: Causing a diminution or a suppression of the secretion of milk.

ANTIGRAPH

ANTIGRAPH Anti*graph, n. Etym: [Gr. antigraphe.] Defn: A copy or transcript.

ANTIGUGGLER

ANTIGUGGLER An`ti*guggler n. Etym: [Pref. anti- + guggle or gurgle.] Defn: 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

ANTIHELIX An`ti*helix, n. (Anat.) Defn: The curved elevation of the cartilage of the ear, within or in front of the helix. See Ear.

ANTIHEMORRHAGIC

ANTIHEMORRHAGIC An`ti*hem`or*rhagic, a. (Med.) Defn: Tending to stop hemorrhage. -- n. Defn: A remedy for hemorrhage.

ANTIHYDROPHOBIC

ANTIHYDROPHOBIC An`ti*hy`dro*phobic, a. (Med.) Defn: Counteracting or preventing hydrophobia. -- n. Defn: A remedy for hydrophobia.

ANTIHYDROPIC

ANTIHYDROPIC An`ti*hy*dropic, a. (Med.) Defn: Good against dropsy. -- n. Defn: A remedy for dropsy.

ANTIHYPNOTIC

ANTIHYPNOTIC An`ti*hyp*notic, a. (Med.) Defn: Tending to prevent sleep. -- n. Defn: An antihypnotic agent.

ANTIHYPOCHONDRIAC

ANTIHYPOCHONDRIAC An`ti*hyp`o*chondri*ac, a. (Med.) Defn: Counteractive of hypochondria. -- n. Defn: A remedy for hypochondria.

ANTIHYSTERIC

ANTIHYSTERIC An`ti*hys*teric, a. (Med.) Defn: Counteracting hysteria. -- n. Defn: A remedy for hysteria.

ANTIICTERIC

ANTIICTERIC An`ti*ic*teric, a. (Med.) Defn: Good against jaundice. -- n. Defn: A remedy for jaundice.

ANTILEGOMENA

ANTILEGOMENA An`ti*le*gome*na, n. pl. Etym: [NL., fr. Gr. (Eccl.) Defn: Certain books of the New Testament which were for a time not universally received, but which are now considered canonical. These are the Epistle to the Hebrews, the Epistles of James and Jude, the second Epistle of Peter, the second and third Epistles of John, and the Revelation. The undisputed books are called the Homologoumena.

ANTILIBRATION

ANTILIBRATION An`ti*li*bration, n. Defn: A balancing; equipoise. [R.] De Quincey.

ANTILITHIC

ANTILITHIC An`ti*lithic, a. (Med.) Defn: Tending to prevent the formation of urinary calculi, or to destroy them when formed. -- n. Defn: An antilithic medicine.

ANTILOGARITHM

ANTILOGARITHM An`ti*loga*rithm, n. (Math.) Defn: The number corresponding to a logarithm. The word has been sometimes, though rarely, used to denote the complement of a given logarithm; also the logarithmic cosine corresponding to a given logarithmic sine. -- An`ti*log`a*rithmic, a.

ANTILOGOUS

ANTILOGOUS An*tilo*gous, a. Defn: Of the contrary name or character; -- opposed to analogous. Antilogous pole (Eccl.), that pole of a crystal which becomes negatively electrified when heated.

ANTILOGY

ANTILOGY An*tilo*gy, n.; pl. Antilogies. Etym: [Gr. Defn: A contradiction between any words or passages in an author. Sir W. Hamilton.

ANTILOIMIC

ANTILOIMIC An`ti*loimic, n. (Med.) Defn: A remedy against the plague. Brande & C.

ANTILOPINE

ANTILOPINE An*tilo*pine, a. Defn: Of or relating to the antelope.

ANTILOQUIST

ANTILOQUIST An*tilo*quist, n. Defn: A contradicter. [Obs.]

ANTILOQUY

ANTILOQUY An*tilo*quy, n. Etym: [Pref. anti- + L. loqui to speak.] Defn: Contradiction. [Obs.]

ANTILYSSIC

ANTILYSSIC An`ti*lyssic, a. & n. Etym: [Pref. anti- + Gr. (Med.) Defn: Antihydrophobic.

ANTIMACASSAR

ANTIMACASSAR An`ti*ma*cassar, n. Defn: A cover for the back or arms of a chair or sofa, etc., to prevent them from being soiled by macassar or other oil from the hair.

ANTIMAGISTRICAL

ANTIMAGISTRICAL An`ti*ma*gistric*al, a. Etym: [Pref. anti- + magistrical for magistratical.] Defn: Opposed to the office or authority of magistrates. [Obs.] South.

ANTIMALARIAL

ANTIMALARIAL An`ti*ma*lari*al, a. Defn: Good against malaria.

ANTIMASK

ANTIMASK Anti*mask`, n. Defn: A secondary mask, or grotesque interlude, between the parts of a serious mask. [Written also anue.] Bacon.

ANTIMASON

ANTIMASON An`ti*mason, n. Defn: One opposed to Freemasonry. -- An`ti*ma*sonic, a.

ANTIMASONRY

ANTIMASONRY An`ti*mason*ry, n. Defn: Opposition to Freemasonry.

ANTIMEPHITIC

ANTIMEPHITIC An`ti*me*phitic, a. (Med.) Defn: Good against mephitic or deletplwious gases. -- n. Defn: A remedy against mephitic gases. Dunglison.

ANTIMERE

ANTIMERE Anti*mere, n. Etym: [. anti- + -mere.] (Biol.) Defn: One of the two halves of bilaterally symmetrical animals; one of any opposite symmetrical or homotypic parts in animals and plants.

ANTIMETABOLE

ANTIMETABOLE An`ti*me*tabo*le, n. Etym: [L., fr. Gr. (Rhet.) Defn: A figure in which the same words or ideas are repeated in transposed order.

ANTIMETATHESIS

ANTIMETATHESIS An`ti*me*tathe*sis, n. Etym: [NL., fr. Gr. (Rhet.) Defn: An antithesis in which the members are repeated in inverse order.

ANTIMETER

ANTIMETER An*time*ter, n. Etym: [Gr. Defn: A modification of the quadrant, for measuring small angles. [Obs.]

ANTIMONARCHIC; ANTIMONARCHICAL

ANTIMONARCHIC; ANTIMONARCHICAL An`ti*mo*narchic, An`ti*mo*narchic*al, Defn: Opposed to monarchial government. Bp. Benson. Addison.

ANTIMONARCHIST

ANTIMONARCHIST An`ti*monarch*ist, n. Defn: An enemy to monarchial government.

ANTIMONATE

ANTIMONATE An`ti*monate, n. (Chem.) Defn: A compound of antimonic acid with a base or basic radical. [Written also antimoniate.]

ANTIMONIAL

ANTIMONIAL An`ti*moni*al, a. Defn: Of or pertaining to antimony. -- n. (Med.) Defn: A preparation or medicine containing antimony. Antimonial powder, a consisting of one part oxide of antimony and two parts phosphate of calcium; -- also called James's powder.

ANTIMONIATED

ANTIMONIATED An`ti*moni*a`ted, a. Defn: Combined or prepared with antimony; as, antimoniated tartar.

ANTIMONIC

ANTIMONIC An`ti*monic, a. (Chem.) Defn: Pertaining to, or derived from, antimony; -- said of those compounds of antimony in which this element has its highest equivalence; as, antimonic acid.

ANTIMONIOUS

ANTIMONIOUS An`ti*moni*ous, a. (Chem.) Defn: Pertaining to, or derived from, antimony; -- said of those compounds of antimony in which this element has an equivalence next lower than the highest; as, antimonious acid.

ANTIMONITE

ANTIMONITE Anti*mo*nite`, n. 1. (Chem.) Defn: A compound of antimonious acid and a base or basic radical. 2. (Min.) Defn: Stibnite.

ANTIMONIURETED

ANTIMONIURETED An`ti*moni*u*ret`ed, a. (Chem.) Defn: Combined with or containing antimony; as, antimoniureted hydrogen. [Written also antimoniuretted.]

ANTIMONSOON

ANTIMONSOON Anti*mon*soon, n. (Meteor.) Defn: The upper, contrary-moving current of the atmosphere over a monsoon.

ANTIMONY

ANTIMONY Anti*mo*ny, n. Etym: [LL. antimonium, of unknown origin.] (Chem.) Defn: An elementary substance, resembling a metal in its appearance and physical properties, but in its chemical relations belonging to the class of nonmetallic substances. Atomic weight, 120. Symbol, Sb. Note: It is of tin-white color, brittle, laminated or crystalline, fusible, and vaporizable at a rather low temperature. It is used in some metallic alloys, as type metal and bell metal, and also for medical preparations, which are in general emetics or cathartics. By ancient writers, and some moderns, the term is applied to native gray ore of antimony, or stibnite (the stibium of the Romans, and the Cervantite, senarmontite, and valentinite are native oxides of antimony.

ANTINATIONAL

ANTINATIONAL An`ti*nation*al, a. Defn: Antagonistic to one's country or nation, or to a national government.

ANTINEPHRITIC

ANTINEPHRITIC An`ti*ne*phritic, a. (Med.) Defn: Counteracting, or deemed of use in, diseases of the kidneys. -- n. Defn: An antinephritic remedy.

ANTINOMIAN

ANTINOMIAN An`ti*nomi*an, a. Etym: [See Antimony.] Defn: Of or pertaining to the Antinomians; opposed to the doctrine that the moral law is obligatory.

ANTINOMIAN

ANTINOMIAN An`ti*nomi*an, n. (Eccl. Hist.) Defn: One who maintains that, under the gospel dispensation, the moral law is of no use or obligation, but that faith alone is necessary to salvation. The sect of Antinomians originated with John Agricola, in Germany, about the year 1535. Mosheim.

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