Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Dictionary: AN-TI-PE-DO-BAP'TIST – AN'TI-PRIEST
AN-TI-PE-DO-BAP'TIST, n. [Gr. αντι, against, παις, παιδος, a child, and βαπτιζω, to baptize.]
One who is opposed to the baptism of infants. – Buck.
AN-TI-PER-IS-TAL'TIC, a. [See Peristaltic.]
Opposed to peristaltic. – Cyc.
AN-TI-PE-RIS'TA-SIS, n. [Gr. αντι, against, and περιστασις, a standing around.]
The opposition of a contrary quality, by which the quality opposed acquires strength; or the action by which a body attacked collects force by opposition; or the intension of the activity of one quality by the opposition of another. Thus quicklime is set on fire, or sensible heat is excited in it, by mixture with water; and cold applied to the human body may increase its heat. – Johnson. Dryden. Quincy.
Pertaining to antiperistasis. – Ash.
AN-TI-PES-TI-LEN'TIAL, a. [anti and pestilential, which see.]
Counteracting contagion or infection; having the quality of opposing or destroying pestilential diseases.
AN-TI-PHLO-GIS'TIAN, n. [anti and phlogiston, which see.]
An opposer of the theory of phlogiston.
Counteracting a phlogistic condition.
Any medicine or diet which tends to obviate a phlogistic condition. – Hooper. Coxe.
AN'TI-PHON, n. [See Antiphony.]
The chant or alternate singing in choirs of cathedrals.
AN-TIPH'O-NAL, or AN-TI-PHON'IC, a. [or AN-TI-PHON'ICAL. See Antiphony.]
Pertaining to antiphony or alternate singing. – Encyc.
AN-TIPH'O-NA-RY, n. [αντι, contrary, and φωνη, sound, voice.]
A service book, in the Catholic church, containing all the invitatories, responsories, collects, and whatever is said or sung in the choir, except the lessons; called also a responsary; compiled by Gregory the Great. – Encyc.
A book of anthems or antiphons. – Chaucer.
ANTIPH'O-NY, n. [αντι, contrary, and φωνη, voice.]
- The answer of one choir to another, when an anthem or psalm is sung by two choirs; alternate singing.
- A species of psalmody, when a congregation is divided into two parts, and each sings the verses alternately. – Encyc.
- The words given out at the beginning of a psalm, to which both the choirs are to accommodate their singing. – Encyc.
- A musical composition of several verses, extracted from different psalms. – Encyc.
AN-TIPH'RA-SIS, n. [Gr. αντι, against, and φρασις, a form of speech.]
The use of words in a sense opposite to their proper meaning; as when a court of justice is called a court of vengeance. Johnson. Ash.
Pertaining to antiphrasis. – Ash.
In the manner of antiphrasis.
Contrary to physics or to nature.
Pertaining to the antipodes; having the feet directly opposite.
AN'TI-PODE, n. [Gr. αντι, opposite, and πους, ποδος, foot.]
One who lives on the opposite side of the globe, and of course, whose feet are directly opposite.
Antipodal; pertaining to the antipodes.
AN-TI-POI'SON, n. [s as z.]
An antidote for poison. – Brown.
AN'TI-POPE, n. [anti and pope.]
One who usurps the papal power, in opposition to the pope. Addison.
An outward gate or door. – Smith.
Adverse to prelacy. – Morton.
An opposer or enemy of priests. – Waterland.