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Meaning of ANTHOLOGY

Pronunciation:  an'thâlujee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a collection of selected literary passages
 

ANTHOLOGY is a 9 letter word that starts with A.

 

 See Also: collection, compendium, divan, diwan, florilegium, garland, miscellany

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\An*thol"o*gy\, n. [Gr. ?, fr. 'anqolo`gos flower
gathering; 'a`nqos flower + le`gein to gather.]
1. A discourse on flowers. [R.]

2. A collection of flowers; a garland. [R.]

3. A collection of flowers of literature, that is, beautiful
   passages from authors; a collection of poems or epigrams;
   -- particularly applied to a collection of ancient Greek
   epigrams.

4. (Gr. Ch.) A service book containing a selection of pieces
   for the festival services.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: album, ana, analects, aquarium, beauties, body, book of verse, canon, chrestomathy, clippings, collectanea, collected works, collection, compilation, complete works, corpus, cuttings, data, delectus, excerpta, excerpts, extracts, Festschrift, florilegium, flowers, fragments, fund, garden, garland, gleanings, holdings, library, menagerie, miscellanea, miscellany, museum, omnibus, photograph album, poesy, poetic works, quotation book, raw data, scrapbook, symposium, treasure, zoo
 

 

 

 

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