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Definition of A&p

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indefinite article used with nouns
first letter of the English alphabet; first letter in the Latin alphabet
on, in, expresses a state or condition (such as: afoot, on foot, asleep, abed); not, non, without (such as: asexual)
A&p Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
JM Latin-English Dictionary
Ah!; (distress/regret/pity| appeal/entreaty| surprise/joy| objection/contempt)

by (agent)| from (departure| cause| remote origin/time); after (reference)

ante| abb. a.; [in calendar expression a. d. = ante diem => before the day]

4. A. = abb. N M
Aulus (Roman praenomen); (abb. A./Au.); [Absolvo| Antiquo => free| reject]

5. a. = abb. N M
year; abb. ann./a.; [regnavit a(nnis). XLIIII => he reigned for 44 years]
A&p Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
The name of the sixth tone in the model major scale (that in C), or the first tone of the minor scale, which is named after it the scale in A minor. The second string of the violin is tuned to the A in the treble staff. -- A sharp (A/) is the name of a musical tone intermediate between A and B. -- A flat (A/) is the name of a tone intermediate between A and G.

The first letter of the English and of many other alphabets. The capital A of the alphabets of Middle and Western Europe, as also the small letter (a), besides the forms in Italic, black letter, etc., are all descended from the old Latin A, which was borrowed from the Greek Alpha, of the same form; and this was made from the first letter (/) of the Phoenician alphabet, the equivalent of the Hebrew Aleph, and itself from the Egyptian origin. The Aleph was a consonant letter, with a guttural breath sound that was not an element of Greek articulation; and the Greeks took it to represent their vowel Alpha with the a sound, the Phoenician alphabet having no vowel symbols.


In each; to or for each; as, "twenty leagues a day", "a hundred pounds a year", "a dollar a yard", etc.

an expletive, void of sense, to fill up the meter

An adjective, commonly called the indefinite article, and signifying one or any, but less emphatically.

A barbarous corruption of have, of he, and sometimes of it and of they.

In; on; at; by.
In process of; in the act of; into; to; -- used with verbal substantives in -ing which begin with a consonant. This is a shortened form of the preposition an (which was used before the vowel sound); as in a hunting, a building, a begging.
A, as a prefix to English words, is derived from various sources. (1) It frequently signifies on or in (from an, a forms of AS. on), denoting a state, as in afoot, on foot, abed, amiss, asleep, aground, aloft, away (AS. onweg), and analogically, ablaze, atremble, etc. (2) AS. of off, from, as in adown (AS. ofd/ne off the dun or hill). (3) AS. a- (Goth. us-, ur-, Ger. er-), usually giving an intensive force, and sometimes the sense of away, on, back, as in arise, abide, ago. (4) Old English y- or i- (corrupted from the AS. inseparable particle ge-, cognate with OHG. ga-, gi-, Goth. ga-), which, as a prefix, made no essential addition to the meaning, as in aware. (5) French a (L. ad to), as in abase, achieve. (6) L. a, ab, abs, from, as in avert. (7) Greek insep. prefix / without, or privative, not, as in abyss, atheist; akin to E. un-.

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
hEnglish - advanced version

year's mind (eccl.), a commemoration of a deceased person, as by a mass, a year after his death. cf. a month's mind, under month...
see also year

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 body of a church 
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 a straight line 
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 a stick of eels 
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 a naked debenture 
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 make a scoop 
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 a drawing of tea 
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 a per se 
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 terminus a quo 
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 hepatitis a 
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 a going business 
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 in a pig`s eye 
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 on a sudden 
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 a friend 
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 attempt to commit a crime 
 to turn a corner 
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 vitamin a 
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 leverage of a force 
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 face of a bastion 
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 reading of a bill 
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 to take a shoot 
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 in a beastly manner 
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 in a box 
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 in a circle 
 in a broad way 
 in a flash 
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 face of a 
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 horn of a dilemma 
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 a pair of bellows 
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 a charge or a crime 
 to shake a cask 
 a direct induced current 
 stool of a window 
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 throw a fit 
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 a greegree man 
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 a deep line of operations 
 a buck of the first head 
 to split on a rock 
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 time and a half 
 a little slam 
 corresponding member of a society 
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 estreat of a recognizance 
 to have a hand in 
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 to ring a peal 
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 to run a foil 
 to run a risk 
 segment of a line 
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 a cheval 
 segment of a sphere 
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 a road 
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 face of a gun 
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 a butt`s length 
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 paint a picture 
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 left bank of a river 
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Irish Gaelic words and phrases
his, her, their