(An"con An"cone) n. [See Ancon, above.] (Arch.) (a) The corner or quoin of a wall, cross-
beam, or rafter. [Obs.] Gwilt. (b) A bracket supporting a cornice; a console.
(An"co*nal An*co"ne*al) a. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the ancon or elbow. "The olecranon on
anconeal process." Flower.
(||An*co"ne*us) n. [NL., fr. L. ancon elbow.] (Anat.) A muscle of the elbow and forearm.
(An"co*noid) a. Elbowlike; anconal.
(An"co*ny) n. [Origin unknown.] (Iron Work) A piece of malleable iron, wrought into the shape
of a bar in the middle, but unwrought at the ends.
(-an*cy). [L. -antia.] A suffix expressing more strongly than -ance the idea of quality or state; as,
constancy, buoyancy, infancy.
(And) conj. [AS. and; akin to OS. endi, Icel. enda, OHG. anti, enti, inti, unti, G. und, D. en,
OD. ende. Cf, An if, Ante-.]
1. A particle which expresses the relation of connection or addition. It is used to conjoin a word with a
word, a clause with a clause, or a sentence with a sentence.
(a) It is sometimes used emphatically; as, "there are women and women," that is, two very different sorts
(b) By a rhetorical figure, notions, one of which is modificatory of the other, are connected by and; as,
"the tediousness and process of my travel," that is, the tedious process, etc.; "thy fair and outward character," that
is, thy outwardly fair character, Schmidt's Shak. Lex.
2. In order to; used instead of the infinitival to, especially after try, come, go.
At least to try and teach the erring soul.
3. It is sometimes, in old songs, a mere expletive.
When that I was and a little tiny boy.
4. If; though. See An, conj. [Obs.] Chaucer.
As they will set an house on fire, and it were but to roast their eggs. And so forth, and others; and the rest; and similar things; and other things or ingredients. The abbreviation,
etc. or &c., is usually read and so forth.
(An"da*ba*tism) n. [L. andabata a kind of Roman gladiator, who fought hoodwinked.] Doubt; uncertainty.
(An`da*lu"site) n. (Min.) A silicate of aluminium, occurring usually in thick rhombic prisms,
nearly square, of a grayish or pale reddish tint. It was first discovered in Andalusia, Spain.
(||An*dan"te) a. [It. andante, p. pr. of andare to go.] (Mus.) Moving moderately slow, but
distinct and flowing; quicker than larghetto, and slower than allegretto. n. A movement or piece in
(||An`dan*ti"no) a. [It., dim. of andante.] (Mus.) Rather quicker than andante; between that