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Meaning of ANTHOLOGY

Pronunciation:  an'thâlujee

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\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

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

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