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Laridian English Dictionary

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The Laridian English Dictionary contains entries for almost 150,000 unique words and provides part-of-speech, concise definitions for each sense of usage of the word, and sample sentences when necessary for clarification of meaning. Each entry and its variations (i.e. -ed, -ly, -ing forms of the word) are indexed for easy access using the "look up" functionality built into PocketBible and our other readers.


  • Approximately 150,000 nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs
  • Each entry contains part-of-speech and definition for each usage sense of the word
  • Many definitions include sample sentences when appropriate
  • Additional variations of the word are listed and are included in the index for lookup from PocketBible and MyBible

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anteater n 1: toothless mammal of southern Africa and Asia having a body covered with horny scales and a long snout for feeding on ants and termites 2: any of several tropical American mammals of the family Myrmecophagidae which lack teeth and feed on ants and termites 3: nocturnal burrowing mammal of the grasslands of Africa that feeds on termites; sole extant representative of the order Tubulidentata 4: small Australian marsupial having long snout and strong claws for feeding on termites; nearly extinct 5: a burrowing monotreme mammal covered with spines and having a long snout and claws for hunting ants and termites; native to New Guinea 6: a burrowing monotreme mammal covered with spines and having a long snout and claws for hunting ants and termites; native to Australia

antebellum s belonging to a period before a war especially the American Civil War

antecede v be earlier in time; go back further

antecedence n preceding in time

antecedency n preceding in time

antecedent a 1: preceding in time or order ~ n 1: someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent) 2: a preceding occurrence or cause or event 3: anything that precedes something similar in time (phrenology was an antecedent of modern neuroscience) 4: the referent of an anaphor; a phrase or clause that is referred to by an anaphoric pronoun

antecedently r at an earlier time or formerly (antecedently arranged)

antechamber n a large entrance or reception room or area

antecubital a of or relating to the region of the arm in front of the elbow (blood was drawn from the antecubital region)

antedate v 1: be earlier in time; go back further 2: establish something as being earlier relative to something else

antediluvial a of or relating to the period before the biblical flood

antediluvian a 1: of or relating to the period before the biblical flood (antediluvian man) 2: s so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period (a ramshackle antediluvian tenement) ~ n 1: any of the early patriarchs who lived prior to the Noachian deluge 2: a very old person

About the Editor(s)

The Laridian English Dictionary is based on WordNet®: An Electronic Lexical Database version 3.0. WordNet is a large lexical database of English, developed under the direction of George A. Miller. Over the years, many people have contributed to the development of WordNet. The WordNet project is housed in the Department of Computer Science at Princeton University.

WordNet has been supported by grants from the NSF, ARDA, DARPA, DTO, and REFLEX. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0855157.

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