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-an British & World English

Forming adjectives and nouns, especially from:

an British & World English

The form of the indefinite article (see a) used before words beginning with a vowel sound

an-2 British & World English

Variant spelling of ad- assimilated before n (as in annihilate, annotate).

an-3 British & World English

Variant spelling of ana- shortened before a vowel (as in aneurysm).

an-1 British & World English

Variant spelling of a- before a vowel (as in anaemia).

a British & World English

Used when mentioning someone or something for the first time in a text or conversation

an in a1 British & World English

Used when mentioning someone or something for the first time in a text or conversation

Tai'an British & World English

A city in NE China, in Shandong province; population 698,200 (est. 2006)

Wang, An British & World English

(1920–90), US computer engineer; born in China. In 1948, he invented a magnetic core memory for computers. The founder of Wang Laboratories in 1951, he held 40 patents

an-Najaf British & World English

Another name for Najaf.

of an age British & World English

Old enough to be able or expected to do something

lay an egg British & World English

Be completely unsuccessful

be an item British & World English

(Of a couple) be involved in an established romantic or sexual relationship

at an angle British & World English

In a direction or at an inclination markedly different from parallel, vertical, or horizontal with respect to an implicit baseline

an awful lot British & World English

A very large amount; a great deal

Ding an sich British & World English

(In Kant’s philosophy) a thing as it is in itself, not mediated through perception by the senses or conceptualization, and therefore unknowable

half an eye British & World English

Used in reference to a slight degree of perception or attention

lend an ear British & World English

Listen sympathetically or attentively

an open book British & World English

A person or thing that is easy to understand or about which everything is known

an early bath British & World English

Used in reference to the sending off of a sports player during a match

deoch an doris British & World English

A final drink taken before parting

an early grave British & World English

A premature or untimely death

an early night British & World English

An occasion when someone goes to bed before the usual time

make an effort British & World English

Attempt to do something

be at an end British & World English

Be finished or completed

an even chance British & World English

An equal likelihood of success or failure

that's an idea British & World English

That suggestion or proposal is worth considering

of an evening British & World English

On most evenings (or mornings etc.)

run an errand British & World English

Carry out an errand for someone

an acquired taste British & World English

A thing that one comes to like over time

make an appearance British & World English

Attend an event briefly, especially as a matter of courtesy

an old chestnut British & World English

A joke, story, or subject that has become tedious and uninteresting through constant repetition

go suck an egg British & World English

Used as an expression of anger or scorn

an end in itself British & World English

A goal that is pursued in its own right to the exclusion of others

make an end of British & World English

Cause (someone or something) to stop existing or die

put an end to British & World English

Cause (someone or something) to stop existing or die

make an enemy of British & World English

Cause (someone) to start feeling hostile to one

make an entrance British & World English

(Of an actor or performer) come on stage

on an even keel British & World English

(Of a ship or aircraft) not listing or tilting to one side

have an eye for British & World English

Be able to recognize, appreciate, and make good judgements about

have an eye to British & World English

Have (or having) as one’s objective

keep an eye on British & World English

Keep under careful observation

keep an eye out British & World English

Look out for something with particular attention


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