Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Dictionary: AN-NU-LO'SANS – A-NO'MI-A
AN-NU-LO'SANS, n. [plur.]
A class of articulate animals, whose bodies are divided into numerous rings; such as the common earth-worm.
AN-NU'ME-RATE, v.t. [L. annumero, of ad and numero, to number, from numerus, number; W. niver; Ir. nuiver or nuimher. See Number.]
To add to a former number; to unite to something before mentioned. – Johnson.
Addition to a former number.
AN-NUN'CIATE, v.t. [See Announce.]
To bring tidings; to announce. – Chaucer.
- An announcing; the tidings brought by the angel to Mary, of the incarnation of Christ. Also the day celebrated by the Church, in memory of the angel's salutation of the blessed Virgin, which is the 25th of March. The Jews give the title to a part of the ceremony of the passover. – Encyc.
- Proclamation; promulgation.
One who announces; an officer in the church of Constantinople, whose business was to inform the people of the festivals which were to be celebrated. – Encyc.
AN'O-DYNE, n. [Gr. α or αν priv; and οδυνη, pain.]
Any medicine which allays pain, as an opiate, paregoric, or narcotic.
Having the qualities of an anodyne. – Coles.
A-NOINT', v.t. [Fr. oindre, part. oint; Sp. untar, to anoint; L. ungo; Sp. ungir; It. ungere, or ugnere.]
- To pour oil upon; to smear or rub over with oil or unctuous substances; also to spread over, as oil. We say, the man anoints another, or the oil anoints him.
- To consecrate by unction, or the use of oil. Thou shalt anoint the altar and sanctify it. – Ex. xxix.
- To smear or daub. He anointed the eyes of the blind man with clay. – John ix.
- To prepare, in allusion to the consecrating use of oil. Anoint the shield. – Isaiah xxi. To anoint the head with oil, Ps. xxiii, seems to signify to communicate the consolations of the Holy Spirit. The use of oil in consecrations was of high antiquity. Kings, prophets and priests were set apart or consecrated to their offices by the use of oil. Hence the peculiar application of the term anointed, to Jesus Christ.
The Messiah, or Son of God, consecrated to the great office of Redeemer; called the Lord's anointed. Cyrus is also called the Lord's anointed. – Isaiah xlv.
Smeared or rubbed with oil; set apart; consecrated with oil.
One who anoints.
The act of smearing with oil; a consecrating.
Smearing with oil; pouring on oil, or other oleaginous substance; consecrating.
The act of anointing, or state of being anointed.
A-NOM'A-LI-PODE, a. [Gr. ανωμαλια, inequality, and πους, L. pes, foot.]
An epithet given to fowls, whose middle toe is united to the exterior by three phalanges, and to the interior by one only.
An anomalous footed fowl. [See the adjective.] – Dict. Nat. Hist.
An anomaly; a deviation from rule.
Irregular; departing from common or established rules. In astronomy, the anomalistic year is the time in which the earth passes through her orbit, which is longer than the tropical year, on account of the precession of the equinoxes.
Irregular; deviating from a general rule, method or analogy; applied, in grammar, to words which deviate from the common rules in inflection; and in astronomy, to the seemingly irregular motions of the planets; but applied also generally to whatever is irregular; as, an anomalous character; anomalous pronunciation.
Irregularly; in a manner different from common rule, method or analogy.
A-NOM'A-LY, n. [Fr. anomalie; Sp. anomalia; Gr. ανωμαλια, inequality, of α priv, and ὁμαλος, equal, similar; Celtic, W. hama or haval; Ir. amhail, similar.]
- Irregularity; deviation from the common rule; thus oxen, the plural of ox, is an anomaly, in grammar, as the regular plural would be oxes.
- In astronomy, an irregularity in the motion of a planet, whereby it deviates from the aphelion or apogee. – Encyc.
- In music, a false scale or interval. – Busby.
A-NO'ME-ANS, n. [Gr. ανομοιος, dissimilar.]
In Church history, the pure Arians, as distinguished from the Semi-Arians. – Encyc.
A-NO'MI-A, a. [Gr. ανομια; α privative and νομος, rule.]
A genus of bivalve shells, so called from their unequal valves; the beaked cockle.