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anchor a heavy object that is dropped from a boat or ship by a cable to keep the vessel from moving. [4 definitions]
anchovy a small fish that is related to the herring and is used for food. Anchovies are found mostly in warm ocean waters.
ancient very old; existing for many years. [2 definitions]
and with; also; along with; as well as. [3 definitions]
Andean of, located in, or resembling the Andes.
Andes a high mountain range that stretches along the entire west coast of South America.
Andes Mountains a mountain range that extends the length of the western coast of South America.
andiron one of a pair of metal structures that holds logs in a fireplace.
Andorra a small country in the mountainous region between France and Spain. The capital of Andorra is also called Andorra.
android a robot or machine having human characteristics.
and so forth with more of the same type. [2 definitions]
and so on with more of the same type. [2 definitions]
anecdote a short tale about a funny or interesting event.
anemia a medical condition caused by having too few red blood cells or red blood cells that are not working properly. People with anemia may be pale, feel weak, and have difficulty breathing.
anemometer an instrument that measures the speed and force of the wind.
anemone a type of plant related to the buttercup that has large white, blue, purple, or red flowers.
anesthesia absence of pain or other feeling in the body. [2 definitions]
anesthetic a drug that causes numbness in the body or loss of consciousness.
anesthetist a person, usually a doctor or nurse, trained to give gas or drugs that cause lack of sensation or loss of consciousness.
anew once more; again.
angel a spiritual being who acts as a servant or messenger of God. Angels are often represented as human figures with wings and a halo. [2 definitions]