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-an US English

Forming adjectives and nouns, especially from:

an US English

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

an-2 US English

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

an-3 US English

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

an-1 US English

variant spelling of a- before a vowel (as in anemia, anechoic).

A US English

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

an in a1 US English

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

a-1 US English

Not; without

ana- US English

Up

Tai'an US English

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

Wang, An US 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 US English

another name for Najaf.

of an age in age US English

Old enough to be able or expected to do something

of an age US English

Old enough to be able or expected to do something

do a —— in do1 US English

Behave in a manner characteristic of (a specified person)

lay an egg in egg1 US English

Be completely unsuccessful; fail badly

lay an egg US English

Be completely unsuccessful; fail badly

be an item in item US English

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

be an item US English

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

at an angle in angle1 US English

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

at an angle US English

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

an awful lot in awful US English

A very large amount; a great deal

an awful lot US English

A very large amount; a great deal

half an eye US English

Used in reference to a slight degree of perception or attention

half an eye in eye US English

Used in reference to a slight degree of perception or attention

Ding an sich US English

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

devil a —— in devil US English

Not even one or any

lend an ear in lend US English

Listen sympathetically or attentively

lend an ear US English

Listen sympathetically or attentively

quite a —— in quite US English

Used to indicate that the specified person or thing is perceived as particularly notable, remarkable, or impressive

an open mind US English

The readiness to consider something without prejudice

an open mind in mind US English

The readiness to consider something without prejudice

an open book in open US English

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

an open book US English

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

a bit of a — in bit1 US English

Used to suggest that something is not severe or extreme, or is true only to a limited extent

be at an end in end US English

Be finished or completed

be at an end US English

Be finished or completed

an even break in even1 US English

A fair chance

an even break US English

A fair chance

an early grave in early US English

A premature or untimely death

an early night in early US English

An occasion when someone goes to bed before the usual time

an early grave US English

A premature or untimely death

an early night US English

An occasion when someone goes to bed before the usual time

deoch an doris US English

A final drink taken before parting

an itchy palm US English

An avaricious nature

that's an idea in idea US English

That suggestion or proposal is worth considering

that's an idea US English

That suggestion or proposal is worth considering

on impulse in impulse US English

Suddenly and without forethought; impulsively

run an errand in run US English

Carry out an errand, typically on someone else’s behalf


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