Words containing st

Meaning of Agrostology

Agrostology means: That part of botany which treats of the grasses.

Meaning of Air stove

Air stove means: A stove for heating a current of air which is directed against its surface by means of pipes, and then distributed through a building.

Meaning of Alabaster

Alabaster means: A compact variety or sulphate of lime, or gypsum, of fine texture, and usually white and translucent, but sometimes yellow, red, or gray. It is carved into vases, mantel ornaments, etc.

Meaning of Alabaster

Alabaster means: A hard, compact variety of carbonate of lime, somewhat translucent, or of banded shades of color; stalagmite. The name is used in this sense by Pliny. It is sometimes distinguished as oriental alabaster.

Meaning of Alabaster

Alabaster means: A box or vessel for holding odoriferous ointments, etc.; -- so called from the stone of which it was originally made.

Meaning of Alabastrian

Alabastrian means: Alabastrine.

Meaning of Alabastrine

Alabastrine means: Of, pertaining to, or like, alabaster; as alabastrine limbs.

Meaning of Alabastra

Alabastra means: of Alabastrum

Meaning of Alabastrum

Alabastrum means: A flower bud.

Meaning of Aladinist

Aladinist means: One of a sect of freethinkers among the Mohammedans.

Meaning of Zeuzerian

Zeuzerian means: Any one of a group of bombycid moths of which the genus Zeuzera is the type. Some of these moths are of large size. The goat moth is an example.

Meaning of Zeus

Zeus means: The chief deity of the Greeks, and ruler of the upper world (cf. Hades). He was identified with Jupiter.

Meaning of Zeugobranchiata

Zeugobranchiata means: Same as Zygobranchia.

Meaning of Zeugmatic

Zeugmatic means: Of or pertaining to zeugma; characterized by zeugma.

Meaning of Zeugma

Zeugma means: A figure by which an adjective or verb, which agrees with a nearer word, is, by way of supplement, referred also to another more remote; as, "hic illius arma, hic currus fuit;" where fuit, which agrees directly with currus, is referred also to arma.

Meaning of Zeuglodonta

Zeuglodonta means: Same as Phocodontia.

Meaning of Zeuglodont

Zeuglodont means: Any species of Zeuglodonta.

Meaning of Zeuglodon

Zeuglodon means: A genus of extinct Eocene whales, remains of which have been found in the Gulf States. The species had very long and slender bodies and broad serrated teeth. See Phocodontia.

Meaning of Zetetics

Zetetics means: A branch of algebra which relates to the direct search for unknown quantities.

Meaning of Zetetic

Zetetic means: A seeker; -- a name adopted by some of the Pyrrhonists.

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