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aardvark a large mammal with a long snout, long ears, a long tail, and almost no hair. Aardvarks are active at night, when they use their powerful claws to dig open ant or termite nests. They catch their food with long, sticky tongues. Aardvarks live in southern and central Africa. Although they are sometimes called anteaters, aardvarks are not closely related to any other kind of mammal.
Afghanistan a country in south central Asia. Kabul is the capital of Afghanistan.
America (plural) the lands of North and South America, including the lands of Central America and the Caribbean islands (preceded by the). [1/3 definitions]
American of or having to do with North, Central, or South America, or its people or languages. [2/5 definitions]
American Indian a member of any of the native peoples of North America, Central America, South America, or the West Indies, except for Eskimos. American Indians are also called Native Americans.
amphitheater an oval or round building with seats rising in rows from an open, central area. Amphitheaters are used for sports and other public events.
anteater a mammal that uses its long, sticky tongue to eat ants and termites. True anteaters have no teeth, are furry, and live in Central or South America. They are related to armadillos and sloths. Other kinds of mammals that eat ants are also sometimes called anteaters, but they are not related to American anteaters.
Appalachian Mountains a mountain range in eastern North America that stretches from the southeastern part of Canada to central Alabama in the United States; Appalachians.
Arkansas a state in the south central United States. Its capital is Little Rock. (abbreviated: AR)
armadillo a mammal whose body is protected by hard, bony plates. Armadillos live in Central and South America, and the southern United States. Some kinds of armadillos are only six inches long; other kinds grow up to four feet in length. They eat mostly insects and are related to sloths and anteaters.
Austria a country in central Europe. Vienna is the capital of Austria.
Aztec a member of an Indian people who had an advanced civilization in central Mexico before Spain conquered it in 1519.
Bangladesh a country in central, southern Asia. Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh.
base1 a central place; headquarters. [1/7 definitions]
Belize a Central American country on the Caribbean Sea, bordered by Guatemala and Mexico. The capital of Belize is Belmopan. [1/2 definitions]
Benin a country on the west central coast of Africa between the countries of Togo and Nigeria. The capital of Benin is Porto-Novo.
boa constrictor a large snake that lives in the tropical areas of Central and South America. Boa constrictors are pale brown with darker marks and are not poisonous. They kill their prey by winding around it and squeezing it until it cannot breathe.
Bombay the former name of a capital city of a state in India, on the west central coast. Bombay is now called Mumbai.
Botswana a country in central, southern Africa. The capital of Botswana is Gaborone.
brain the organ inside the skull of humans and animals. The brain is the main part of the central nervous system. It controls the body's movements and activities, and is the center of thought, memory, and feelings. [1/2 definitions]
Burundi a central African country between Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The capital of Burundi is Bujumbura.