Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Lexicon: annihilation – anonymous
annihilation, n. [see annihilate, v.] (webplay: exists).
Destruction; desolation; reduction to nothingness.
anniversary, n. [L. annus, year + versus, turn.] (webplay: year).
Remembrance of an event; commemoration of a past event; celebration on the same calendar day each year; [cultural] requiem mass; year's mind; religious service in memory of someone's death day.
Anno, n. [see Anno Dominies, proper n.]
Anno Dominies, proper n. [L. 'in the year of our Lord'.] (webplay: year).
Phrase. “Anno Dominies”: A.D.; alternative for B.C.E.; time measured from Christ's birth; the year the Lord was born; beginning of the era of Christ; [lit.] in the year of the Lord; [fig.] eternal life.
announce (-ed, -ing), v. [OFr < L. ad, to + nuntiā-re, bear a message, bring news.] (webplay: tell).
- Proclaim; publish; declare; make known; report with conviction; [fig.] teach; profess.
- Present; herald; proclaim; formally introduce; report the presence of.
annual, adj. [OFr < L. annus, year.]
Yearly; seasonal; returning every spring; [fig.] renewing; resurrection; restoration; pertaining to Easter.
annul (-ed, -s), v. [L. ad, to + null-um, nothing.]
- Cancel; negate; retract; take away; remove.
- Dissolve; void; nullify; reduce to nothing.
anodyne (-s), n. [L. < Gk 'painless'.] (webplay: pain).
- Balm; medicine; opiate; narcotic; [fig.] comfort; assuagement; source of relief; alleviation from emotional distress or grief.
- Tune; soothing sound; pleasing melody.
anomaly, n. [L. < Gk 'irregular', 'unequal'.]
Irregularity; exception; deviation from the norm.
anonymous, adj. [Gk an- + onoma name + -ous.] (webplay: without).
Nameless; undefined; not understood.