Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Dictionary: AN-NEX-A'TION – AN-NOUN'CED
The act of annexing, or uniting at the end; conjunction; addition; the act of connecting; union. In English law, the uniting of lands or rents to the crown.
Joined at the end; connected with; affixed.
Uniting at the end; affixing.
The act of annexing; annexation; addition. [Little used.]
The act of annexing; the thing annexed. – Shak.
That may be annihilated.
Annihilated. – Smith.
AN-NI'HI-LATE, v.t. [L. ad and nihilum, a trifle.]
- To reduce to nothing; to destroy the existence of; as, no human power can annihilate matter.
- To destroy the form or peculiar distinctive properties, so that the specific thing no longer exists; as, to annihilate a forest by cutting and carrying away the trees, though the timber may still exist; to annihilate a house by demolishing the structure.
Reduced to nothing; destroyed.
Reducing to nothing; destroying the specific form of.
- The act of reducing to nothing, or non-existence; 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.
- The state of being reduced to nothing.
Annually. – Hall.
AN-NI-VERS'A-RY, a. [L. anniversarius, of annus, year, and verto, to turn.]
Returning with the year, at a stated time; annual; yearly; as, an anniversary feast.
- A stated day returning with the revolution of the year. The term is applied to a day on which some remarkable event is annually celebrated, or a day on which an interesting event is commemorated by solemnities of religion, or exhibitions of respect. In the Romish church, a day in which an office is yearly performed for the souls of the deceased.
- The act of celebration; performance in honor of an event. – Dryden.
In the year of our Lord, noting the time from our Savior's incarnation; as, Anno Domini, or A. D. 1800. This was written Anno Domini 1809, and revised A. D. 1825 and 1827. – W.
AN-NOM-IN-A'TION, n. [L. ad and nominatio, from nomino, to name, from nomen.]
- A pun; the use of words nearly alike in sound, but of different meanings; a paronomasy. – Encyc.
- Alliteration, or the use of two or more words successively beginning with the same letter. Tyrwhitt.
In the year of the world.
AN-NO'NA, n. [L. annona, from annus, a year.]
A year's production or increase: hence, provisions.
AN'NO-TATE, v.i. [L. annoto.]
To comment; to make remarks on a writing. – Tatler.
AN-NO-TA'TION, n. [L. annotatio, of ad and notatio, a marking, from noto, to mark, or nota, a mark.]
- A remark, note or commentary on some passage of a book, intended to illustrate its meaning; generally used in the plural, as, annotations on the Scriptures.
- The first symptoms of a fever, or attack of a paroxysm. – Coxe.
A writer of notes; a commentator, a scholiast; one who writes notes to illustrate the composition of an author.
AN-NOT'TO, n. [See ANOTTA.]
AN-NOUNCE', v.t. [announs'. Fr. annoncer; It. annunziare; L. annuncio, to deliver a message, of ad and nuncio, to tell, from nuncius, a messenger.]
- To publish; to proclaim; to give notice, or first notice; as, the birth of Christ was announced by an angel.
- To pronounce; to declare by judicial sentence. – Prior.
Proclaimed; first published.