(A*ther"man*cy) n. [See Athermanous.] Inability to transmit radiant heat; impermeability to heat. Tyndall.

(A*ther"ma*nous) a. [Gr. 'a priv. + qermai`nein to heat, qe`rma heat: cf. F. athermane.] (Chem.) Not transmitting heat; — opposed to diathermanous.

(A*ther"mous) a. (Chem.) Athermanous.

(Ath"er*oid) a. [Gr. a beard, or an ear, of grain + -oid.] Shaped like an ear of grain.

(||Ath`e*ro"ma) n. [L., fr. Gr. fr. grats, meal.] (Med.) (a) An encysted tumor containing curdy matter. (b) A disease characterized by thickening and fatty degeneration of the inner coat of the arteries.

(Ath`e*rom"a*tous) a. (Med.) Of, pertaining to, or having the nature of, atheroma. Wiseman.

(||Ath`e*to"sis) n. [NL., fr. Gr. not fixed; 'a priv. + to set.] (Med.) A variety of chorea, marked by peculiar tremors of the fingers and toes.

(A*think") v. t. To repent; to displease; to disgust. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(A*thirst") a. [OE. ofthurst, AS. ofpyrsted, p. p. of ofpyrstan; pref. of-, intensive + pyrstan to thirst. See Thirst.]

1. Wanting drink; thirsty.

2. Having a keen appetite or desire; eager; longing. "Athirst for battle." Cowper.

(Ath"lete) n. [L. athleta, Gr. prizefighter, fr. to contend for a prize, Hom. contest, prize; fr. the same root as E. wed: cf. F. athlète.]

1. (Antiq.) One who contended for a prize in the public games of ancient Greece or Rome.

2. Any one trained to contend in exercises requiring great physical agility and strength; one who has great activity and strength; a champion.

3. One fitted for, or skilled in, intellectual contests; as, athletes of debate.

(Ath`let"ic) a. [L. athleticus, Gr. . See Athlete.]

1. Of or pertaining to athletes or to the exercises practiced by them; as, athletic games or sports.

2. Befitting an athlete; strong; muscular; robust; vigorous; as, athletic Celts. "Athletic soundness." South.Ath*let"ic*al*ly adv.

(Ath*let"i*cism) n. The practice of engaging in athletic games; athletism.

(Ath*let"ics) n. The art of training by athletic exercises; the games and sports of athletes.

(Ath"le*tism) n. The state or practice of an athlete; the characteristics of an athlete.

(A*thwart") prep. [Pref. a- + thwart.]

1. Across; from side to side of.

Athwart the thicket lone.

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