Words starting with a

Words, definitions, meanings and synonyms

Meaning of A

a means: the blood group whose red cells carry the A antigen

Meaning of A

a means: the 1st letter of the Roman alphabet

Meaning of A

a means: the basic unit of electric current adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites

Meaning of A

a means: a metric unit of length equal to one ten billionth of a meter (or 0.0001 micron); used to specify wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation

Meaning of A

a means: (biochemistry) purine base found in DNA and RNA; pairs with thymine in DNA and with uracil in RNA

Meaning of A

a means: one of the four nucleotides used in building DNA; all four nucleotides have a common phosphate group and a sugar (ribose)

Meaning of A

a means: any of several fat-soluble vitamins essential for normal vision; prevents night blindness or inflammation or dryness of the eyes

Meaning of A battery

a battery means: the battery used to heat the filaments of a vacuum tube

Meaning of A bit

a bit means: to a small degree; somewhat

Meaning of A capella

a capella means: sung without instrumental accompaniment

Words, definitions, meanings and synonyms

Meaning of Absorption band

absorption band means: a dark band in the spectrum of white light that has been transmitted through a substance that exhibits absorption at selective wavelengths

Meaning of Basophilia

basophilia means: the tendency of cells to stain with basic dyes

Meaning of Crustlike

crustlike means: having a hardened crust as a covering

Meaning of Drepanis

drepanis means: a genus of Drepanididae

Meaning of Epidemic myalgia

epidemic myalgia means: an acute infectious disease occurring in epidemic form and featuring paroxysms of pain (usually in the chest)

Meaning of Feudal system

feudal system means: the social system that developed in Europe in the 8th century; vassals were protected by lords who they had to serve in war

Meaning of Forbidden city

forbidden city means: a walled section of Beijing that encloses the palace that was formerly the residence of the emperor of China

Meaning of Forbidden city

forbidden city means: the sacred city of Lamaism; known as the Forbidden City for its former inaccessibility and hostility to strangers

Meaning of Glutamate

glutamate means: a salt or ester of glutamic acid

Meaning of Grot

grot means: a small cave (usually with attractive features)

Meaning of Heated

heated means: made warm or hot (`het' is a dialectal variant of `heated')

Meaning of Heated

heated means: marked by emotional heat; vehement

Meaning of Mott

mott means: United States feminist and suffragist (1793-1880)

Meaning of Open-and-shut

open-and-shut means: so obvious as to be easily solved or decided

Meaning of Political arena

political arena means: a sphere of intense political activity

Meaning of Pull strings

pull strings means: influence or control shrewdly or deviously

Meaning of Rhodomontade

rhodomontade means: vain and empty boasting

Meaning of Sauceboat

sauceboat means: a dish (often boat-shaped) for serving gravy or sauce

Meaning of Start

start means: the act of starting something

Meaning of Start

start means: a turn to be a starter (in a game at the beginning)

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