(Ag"y*nous) a. [Gr. 'a priv. + gynh` woman.] (Bot.) Without female organs; male.
(Ah) interj. [OE. a: cf. OF. a, F. ah, L. ah, Gr. Sk. a, Icel. æ, OHG. a, Lith. á, áá.] An exclamation,
expressive of surprise, pity, complaint, entreaty, contempt, threatening, delight, triumph, etc., according
to the manner of utterance.
(A*ha") interj. [Ah, interj. + ha.] An exclamation expressing, by different intonations, triumph,
mixed with derision or irony, or simple surprise.
(A*ha"), n. A sunk fence. See Ha- ha. Mason.
(A*head") adv. [Pref. a- + head.]
1. In or to the front; in advance; onward.
The island bore but a little ahead of us.
2. Headlong; without restraint. [Obs.] L'Estrange.
To go ahead. (a) To go in advance. (b) To go on onward. (c) To push on in an enterprise. [Colloq]
To get ahead of. (a) To get in advance of. (b) To surpass; to get the better of. [Colloq.]
(A*heap") adv. [Pref. a- + heap.] In a heap; huddled together. Hood.
(A*height") adv. [Pref. a- + height.] Aloft; on high. [Obs.] "Look up aheight." Shak.
(A*hem") interj. An exclamation to call one's attention; hem.
(A*hey") interj. Hey; ho.
(A*high") adv. On high. [Obs.] Shak.
(A*hold") adv. [Pref. a- + hold.] Near the wind; as, to lay a ship ahold. [Obs.] Shak.
(A*horse"back) adv. On horseback.
Two suspicious fellows ahorseback.
(A*hoy") interj. [OE. a, interj. + hoy.] (Naut.) A term used in hailing; as, "Ship ahoy."
(||Ah"ri*man) n. [Per.] The Evil Principle or Being of the ancient Persians; the Prince of Darkness
as opposer to Ormuzd, the King of Light.
(||A"hu) n. [Native name.] (Zoöl.) The Asiatic gazelle.
(A*hull") adv. [Pref. a- + hull.] (Naut.) With the sails furled, and the helm lashed alee; applied
to ships in a storm. See Hull, n.
(A*hun"gered) a. [Pref. a- + hungered.] Pinched with hunger; very hungry. C. Bronté.
(A"i) n.; pl. Ais [Braz. aï, haï, from the animal's cry: cf. F. aï.] (Zoöl.) The three-toed sloth (Bradypus
tridactylus) of South America. See Sloth.
(||Ai"blins, A"blins) adv. [See Able.] Perhaps; possibly. [Scotch] Burns.
(Aich's met"al) A kind of gun metal, containing copper, zinc, and iron, but no tin.