Words starting with an

Words and definitions

Meaning of An

An means: This word is properly an adjective, but is commonly called the indefinite article. It is used before nouns of the singular number only, and signifies one, or any, but somewhat less emphatically. In such expressions as "twice an hour," "once an age," a shilling an ounce (see 2d A, 2), it has a distributive force, and is equivalent to each, every.

Meaning of An

An means: If; -- a word used by old English authors.

Meaning of Ana-

Ana- means: A prefix in words from the Greek, denoting up, upward, throughout, backward, back, again, anew.

Meaning of Ana

Ana means: Of each; an equal quantity; as, wine and honey, ana (or, contracted, aa), / ij., that is, of wine and honey, each, two ounces.

Meaning of Anabaptism

Anabaptism means: The doctrine of the Anabaptists.

Meaning of Anabaptist

Anabaptist means: A name sometimes applied to a member of any sect holding that rebaptism is necessary for those baptized in infancy.

Meaning of Anabaptistic

Anabaptistic means: Alt. of Anabaptistical

Meaning of Anabaptistical

Anabaptistical means: Relating or attributed to the Anabaptists, or their doctrines.

Meaning of Anabaptistry

Anabaptistry means: The doctrine, system, or practice, of Anabaptists.

Meaning of Anabaptize

Anabaptize means: To rebaptize; to rechristen; also, to rename.

Words and definitions

Meaning of Zythum

Zythum means: A kind of ancient malt beverage; a liquor made from malt and wheat.

Meaning of Zythepsary

Zythepsary means: A brewery.

Meaning of Zythem

Zythem means: See Zythum.

Meaning of Zymotic

Zymotic means: Designating, or pertaining to, a certain class of diseases. See Zymotic disease, below.

Meaning of Zymotic

Zymotic means: Of, pertaining to, or caused by, fermentation.

Meaning of Zymosis

Zymosis means: A zymotic disease.

Meaning of Zymosis

Zymosis means: A fermentation; hence, an analogous process by which an infectious disease is believed to be developed.

Meaning of Zymose

Zymose means: Invertin.

Meaning of Zymophyte

Zymophyte means: A bacteroid ferment.

Meaning of Zymosimeter

Zymosimeter means: An instrument for ascertaining the degree of fermentation occasioned by the mixture of different liquids, and the degree of heat which they acquire in fermentation.

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