Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Dictionary: AN'A-LYZE – AN-A-STAL'TIC
AN'A-LYZE, v.t. [Gr. αναλυω. See Analysis.]
To resolve a body into its elements; to separate a compound subject into its parts or propositions, for the purpose of an examination of each separately; as, to analyze a fossil substance; to analyze an action to ascertain its morality.
Resolved into its constituent parts or principles, for examination.
One who analyzes; that which analyzes or has the power to analyze.
Resolving into elements, constituent parts, or first principles.
A figure in rhetoric. It calls to remembrance something omitted. Knowles.
That aids the memory.
AN-A-MORPH'O-SIS, or AN-A-MORPH'O-SY, n. [Gr. ανα, and μορφωσις, formation.]
- In perspective drawings, a deformed or distorted portrait or figure, which, in one point of view, is confused or unintelligible, and in another, is an exact and regular representation; or confused to the naked eye, but reflected from a plain or curved mirror, appearing regular, and in right proportion. – Johnson. Encyc.
- In botany, any part of a plant in which there is an unusual degree of cellular development. – Lindley.
The name of a species of Bromelia, the pineapple. – Encyc.
AN'A-PEST, n. [Gr. ανα, and παιω, to strike. Bailey.]
In poetry, a foot consisting of three syllables, the first two short, the last long; the reverse of the dactyl; as, Căn ă bōsŏm sŏ gēntlĕ rĕmāin, / Unmoved when her Corydon sighs? – Shenstone.
Pertaining to an anapest; consisting of anapestic feet.
The anapestic measure. – Bentley.
A-NAPH'O-RA, n. [Gr. from αναφερω.]
- A figure in rhetoric, when the same word or words are repeated at the beginning of two or more succeeding verses or clauses of a sentence; as, “Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this world?” – Johnson.
- Among physicians, the discharge of blood or purulent matter by the mouth. – Encyc. Coxe.
AN-A-PLE-ROT'IC, a. [Gr. αναπληροω, to fill.]
Filling up; supplying or renovating flesh.
A medicine which renews flesh or wasted parts. – Encyc. Coxe.
AN'ARCH, n. [See Anarchy.]
The author of confusion; one who excites revolt. – Milton.
Without rule or government; in a state of confusion; applied to a state or society. Fielding uses anarchial, a word of less difficult pronunciation.
An anarch; one who excites revolt, or promotes disorder in a state. Stephens.
AN'ARCH-Y, n. [Gr. αναρχια, of α privative and αρχη, rule.]
Want of government; a state society, when there is no law or supreme power, or when the laws are not efficient, and individuals do what they please with impunity; political confusion.
The sea wolf; a genus of ravenous fish, of the order of Apodals, found in the northern seas.
A'NAS, n. [L.]
A genus of water fowls, of the order Anseres. The species are very numerous.
AN-A-SAR'CA, n. [Gr. ανα, in or between, and σαρξ, flesh.]
An effusion of water into the cellular substance, occasioning a soft, pale, inelastic swelling of the skin. – Quincy. Coxe.
Belonging to anasarca, or dropsy; dropsical.
AN-A-STAL'TIC, a. [Gr. αναστελλω, to close.]
In medicine, astringent, styptic. – Coxe.