Atabal to Atmolyzation
(At"a*bal) n. [Sp. atabal, fr. Ar. at-tabl the drum, tabala to beat the drum. Cf. Tymbal.] A
kettledrum; a kind of tabor, used by the Moors. Croly.
(A*tac"a*mite) n. [From the desert of Atacama, where found.] (Min.) An oxychloride of
copper, usually in emerald-green prismatic crystals.
(At`aft"er) prep. After. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(At"a*ghan) n. See Yataghan.
(A*take") v. t. To overtake. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(At"a*man) n. [Russ. ataman': cf. Pol. hetman, G. hauptmann headman, chieftain. Cf. Hetman.]
A hetman, or chief of the Cossacks.
(||At`a*rax"i*a At"a*rax`y) n. [NL. ataraxia, Gr. 'ataraxi`a; 'a priv. + tarakto`s disturbed, tara`ssein
to disturb.] Perfect peace of mind, or calmness.
(A*taunt" A*taunt"o) adv. [F. autant as much ] (Naut.) Fully rigged, as a vessel; with all sails
set; set on end or set right.
(A*tav"ic) a. [Cf. F. atavique.] Pertaining to a remote ancestor, or to atavism.
(At"a*vism) n. [L. atavus an ancestor, fr. avus a grandfather.] (a) The recurrence, or a tendency
to a recurrence, of the original type of a species in the progeny of its varieties; resemblance to remote
rather than to near ancestors; reversion to the original form. (b) (Biol.) The recurrence of any peculiarity
or disease of an ancestor in a subsequent generation, after an intermission for a generation or two.
Now and then there occur cases of what physiologists call atavism, or reversion to an ancestral type of
(||A*tax"i*a At"ax*y) n. [NL. ataxia, Gr. fr. out of order; 'a priv. + ordered, arranged, to put in
order: cf. F. ataxie.]
1. Disorder; irregularity. [Obs.] Bp. Hall.
2. (Med.) (a) Irregularity in disease, or in the functions. (b) The state of disorder that characterizes
nervous fevers and the nervous condition.
Locomotor ataxia. See Locomotor.
Ataxic fever, malignant typhus fever. Pinel.
(A*tax"ic) a. [Cf. F. ataxique. See Ataxia.] (Med.) Characterized by ataxy, that is, (a) by
great irregularity of functions or symptoms, or (b) by a want of coordinating power in movements.
(At`a*zir") n. [OF., fr. Ar. al- tasir influence.] (Astron.) The influence of a star upon other stars
or upon men. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Ate) the preterit of Eat.
(A"te) n. (Greek. Myth.) The goddess of mischievous folly; also, in later poets, the goddess of vengeance.
(-ate) [From the L. suffix -atus, the past participle ending of verbs of the 1st conj.]
1. As an ending of participles or participial adjectives it is equivalent to - ed; as, situate or situated; animate