Amorphozoa to Amphistomous
(||A*mor`pho*zo"a) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. shapeless; 'a priv. + form + animal.] (Zoöl.) Animals
without a mouth or regular internal organs, as the sponges.
(A*mor`pho*zo"ic) a. (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the Amorphozoa.
(A*mor"phy) n. [Gr. : cf. F. amorphie. See Amorphous.] Shapelessness. [Obs.] Swift.
(A*mort") a. [Pref. a- + F. mort death, dead; all amort is for alamort.] As if dead; lifeless; spiritless; dejected; depressed.
(A*mor"tise) v., Amortisation
(A*mor`ti*sa"tion) n., Amortisable
(A*mor"tis*a*ble) a., Amortisement
n. Same as Amortize, Amortization, etc.
(A*mor"tiz*a*ble) a. [Cf. F. amortissable.] Capable of being cleared off, as a debt.
(A*mor`ti*za"tion) n. [LL. amortisatio, admortizatio. See Amortize, and cf. Admortization.]
1. (Law) The act or right of alienating lands to a corporation, which was considered formerly as transferring
them to dead hands, or in mortmain.
2. The extinction of a debt, usually by means of a sinking fund; also, the money thus paid. Simmonds.
(A*mor"tize) v. t. [OE. amortisen, LL. amortisare, admortizare, F. amortir to sell in mortmain,
to extinguish; L. ad + mors death. See Mortmain].
1. To make as if dead; to destroy. [Obs.] Chaucer.
2. (Law) To alienate in mortmain, that is, to convey to a corporation. See Mortmain.
3. To clear off or extinguish, as a debt, usually by means of a sinking fund.
(A*mor"tize*ment) n. [F. amortissement.] Same as Amortization.
(A*mor"we) adv. [Pref. a- on + OE. morwe. See Morrow.]
1. In the morning. [Obs.] Chaucer.
2. On the following morning. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(A*mo"tion) n. [L. amotio. See Amove.]
1. Removal; ousting; especially, the removal of a corporate officer from his office.
2. Deprivation of possession.
(||A*mo"tus) a. [L., withdrawn (from itplace).] (Zoöl.) Elevated, as a toe, when raised so high
that the tip does not touch the ground.
(A*mount") v. i. [imp. & p. p. Amounted; p. pr. & vb. n. Amounting.] [OF. amonter to increase,
advance, ascend, fr. amont (equiv. to L. ad montem to the mountain) upward, F. amont up the river.
See Mount, n.]
1. To go up; to ascend. [Obs.]
So up he rose, and thence amounted straight.