American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The period during which a flower is fully open and functional.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The period or act of expansion in flowers.
- n. The event of a flower opening.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) The period or state of full expansion in a flower.
- n. the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms
- Ancient Greek ἄνθος (anthos, "flower"), + -ησις, suffix indicating an event. (Wiktionary)
- Greek anthēsis, flowering, from anthein, to bloom, from anthos, flower. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Emasculation and bagging was done at the beginning of anthesis, that is, when the first unisexual male catkins began to shed pollen.”
“Fritz (God Told Me To Hate Conservatives) says: pezmiztix says: the progressive ideology is the anthesis of the fundamental values which have made this country great.”
“Alecto (sponsored by the Treasonous Supreme Court) says: pezmiztix says: the progressive ideology is the anthesis of the fundamental values which have made this country great.”
“The dialectic is anologous to the hammer and the anvil–the hammer rises, the thesis, the hammer falls, the anthesis, and finally the anvil becomes the new synthesis, the new policies.”
“I think focus is a great rule, but 'being tiny' as a mindset/rule, so you can flip the company for less than $50M to get around accounting issues with your true valuation is just the anthesis of entrepreneurship to me. evhead did sell his first company to Google and get his second podcasting one substantially funded, which I didnt, so The Farmer may be right, or lucky.”
“But I was surprised to hear that it was perceived by someone as the anthesis of being a physicist.”
“Hence we can't really compare them. religious promises are the very anthesis of the tech-singularity we'll be smarter and thereforemay arrive at an answer or state we can't currently achieve”
“So that they can force their bad stories of murder and mayhem on the blogsphere. network news is the anthesis of blog world.”
“These swellings help to spread out the branches especially at the time of anthesis.”
“These glands secrete a viscid juice at the time of anthesis.”
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