Anotta to Antecedent
(A*not"ta) n. See Annotto.
(An*ou"ra) n. See Anura.
(An*ou"rous) a. See Anurous.
(||An"sa) n.; pl. Ansæ [L., a handle.] (Astron.) A name given to either of the projecting ends of
(An"sa*ted) a. [L. ansatus, fr. ansa a handle.] Having a handle. Johnson.
(An"ser*a`ted) a. (Her.) Having the extremities terminate in the heads of eagles, lions, etc.; as,
an anserated cross.
(||An"se*res) n. pl. [L., geese.] (Zoöl.) A Linnæan order of aquatic birds swimming by means of
webbed feet, as the duck, or of lobed feet, as the grebe. In this order were included the geese, ducks,
auks, divers, gulls, petrels, etc.
(||An`se*ri*for"mes) n. pl. (Zoöl.) A division of birds including the geese, ducks, and closely
(An"ser*ine) a. [L. anserinus, fr. anser a goose.]
1. Pertaining to, or resembling, a goose, or the skin of a goose.
2. (Zoöl.) Pertaining to the Anseres.
(An"ser*ous) a. [L. anser a goose.] Resembling a goose; silly; simple. Sydney Smith.
(An"swer) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Answered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Answering.] [OE. andswerien, AS.
andswerian, andswarian, to answer, fr. andswaru, n., answer. See Answer, n.]
1. To speak in defense against; to reply to in defense; as, to answer a charge; to answer an accusation.
2. To speak or write in return to, as in return to a call or question, or to a speech, declaration, argument,
or the like; to reply to (a question, remark, etc.); to respond to.
She answers him as if she knew his mind.
So spake the apostate angel, though in pain: . . .
And him thus answered soon his bold compeer.
3. To respond to satisfactorily; to meet successfully by way of explanation, argument, or justification, and
the like; to refute.
No man was able to answer him a word.
Matt. xxii. 46.
These shifts refuted, answer thine appellant.
The reasoning was not and could not be answered.
4. To be or act in return or response to. Hence: (a) To be or act in compliance with, in fulfillment or
satisfaction of, as an order, obligation, demand; as, he answered my claim upon him; the servant answered
This proud king . . . studies day and night
To answer all the debts he owes unto you.