(An"nu*lose`) a. [L. annulus ring.]

1. Furnished with, or composed of, rings or ringlike segments; ringed.

2. (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the Annulosa.

(||An"nu*lus) n.; pl. Annuli [L.]

1. A ring; a ringlike part or space.

2. (Geom.) (a) A space contained between the circumferences of two circles, one within the other. (b) The solid formed by a circle revolving around a line which is the plane of the circle but does not cut it.

3. (Zoöl.) Ring-shaped structures or markings, found in, or upon, various animals.

(An*nu"mer*ate) v. t. [L. annumeratus, p. p. of annumerare. See Numerate.] To add on; to count in. [Obs.] Wollaston.

(An*nu`mer*a"tion) n. [L. annumeratio.] Addition to a former number. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.

(An*nun"ci*a*ble) a. That may be announced or declared; declarable. [R.]

(An*nun"ci*ate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Annunciated; p. pr. & vb. n. Annunciating.] [L. annuntiare. See Announce.] To announce.

(An*nun"ci*ate) p. p. & a. Foretold; preannounced. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(An*nun`ci*a"tion) n. [L. annuntiatio: cf. F. annonciation.]

1. The act of announcing; announcement; proclamation; as, the annunciation of peace.

2. (Eccl.) (a) The announcement of the incarnation, made by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary. (b) The festival celebrated (March 25th) by the Church of England, of Rome, etc., in memory of the angel's announcement, on that day; Lady Day.

(An*nun"ci*a*tive) a. Pertaining to annunciation; announcing. [R.] Dr. H. More.

(An*nun"ci*a`tor) n. [L. annuntiator.]

1. One who announces. Specifically: An officer in the church of Constantinople, whose business it was to inform the people of the festivals to be celebrated.

2. An indicator (as in a hotel) which designates the room where attendance is wanted.

(An*nun"ci*a*to*ry) a. Pertaining to, or containing, announcement; making known. [R.]

(||A*noa") n. [Native name.] (Zoöl.) A small wild ox of Celebes (Anoa depressicornis), allied to the buffalo, but having long nearly straight horns.

(An"ode) n. (Elec.) The positive pole of an electric battery, or more strictly the electrode by which the current enters the electrolyte on its way to the other pole; — opposed to cathode.

(||An"o*don) n. [NL., fr. Gr. toothless; 'an priv. + a tooth.] (Zoöl.) A genus of fresh-water bivalves, having no teeth at the hinge. [Written also Anodonta.]

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