(An`i*mis"tic) a. Of or pertaining to animism. Huxley. Tylor.
(An`i*mose" An"i*mous) a. [L. animosus, fr. animus soul, spirit, courage.] Full of spirit; hot; vehement; resolute.
(An`i*mose"ness) n. Vehemence of temper. [Obs.]
(An`i*mos"i*ty) n.; pl. Animosities [F. animosité, fr. L. animositas. See Animose, Animate,
1. Mere spiritedness or courage. [Obs.] Skelton.
Such as give some proof of animosity, audacity, and execution, those she [the crocodile] loveth.
2. Violent hatred leading to active opposition; active enmity; energetic dislike. Macaulay.
Syn. Enmity; hatred; opposition. Animosity, Enmity. Enmity be dormant or concealed; animosity
is active enmity, inflamed by collision and mutual injury between opposing parties. The animosities
which were continually springing up among the clans in Scotland kept that kingdom in a state of turmoil
and bloodshed for successive ages. The animosities which have been engendered among Christian
sects have always been the reproach of the church.
Such [writings] as naturally conduce to inflame hatreds and make enmities irreconcilable.
[These] factions . . . never suspended their animosities till they ruined that unhappy government.
nimus furandi [L.] (Law), intention of stealing.
(An"i*mus) n.; pl. Animi [L., mind.] Animating spirit; intention; temper.
(An"i*on) n. [Gr. neut. p. pr. of to go up; up + to go.] (Chem.) An electro- negative element, or
the element which, in electro-chemical decompositions, is evolved at the anode; opposed to cation.
(An"ise) n. [OE. anys, F. anis, L. anisum, anethum, fr. Gr. 'a`nison, 'a`nhqon.]
1. (Bot.) An umbelliferous plant (Pimpinella anisum) growing naturally in Egypt, and cultivated in Spain,
Malta, etc., for its carminative and aromatic seeds.
2. The fruit or seeds of this plant.
(An"i*seed) n. The seed of the anise; also, a cordial prepared from it. "Oil of aniseed." Brande
(||An`i*sette") n. [F.] A French cordial or liqueur flavored with anise seeds. De Colange.
(A*nis"ic) a. Of or derived from anise; as, anisic acid; anisic alcohol.
(||An`i*so*dac"ty*la An`i*so*dac"tyls) n. pl. [NL. anisodactyla, fr. Gr. 'a`nisos unequal
('an priv. + 'i`sos equal) + da`ktylos finger.] (Zoöl.) (a) A group of herbivorous mammals characterized
by having the hoofs in a single series around the foot, as the elephant, rhinoceros, etc. (b) A group of
perching birds which are anisodactylous.
(An`i*so*dac"ty*lous) a. (Zoöl.) Characterized by unequal toes, three turned forward
and one backward, as in most passerine birds.