American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A collection of literary pieces, such as poems, short stories, or plays.
- n. A miscellany, assortment, or catalog, as of complaints, comments, or ideas: "The Irish love their constitution for what it is: an anthology of the clerical-nationalist ideas of 1936” ( Economist).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A collection of flowers; a garland.
- n. A collection of poems, epigrams, and fugitive pieces by various authors. The name was originally given to Greek collections of this nature, and is hence applied to any literary collection similarly made.
- n. In the Gr. Ch., a selection from several of the official service-books of such parts of the services as are most needed by the laity.
- n. A treatise on flowers.
- n. A collection of literary works, such as poems or short stories.
- n. by extension An assortment of things.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. rare A discourse on flowers.
- n. rare A collection of flowers; a garland.
- n. A collection of flowers of literature, that is, beautiful passages from authors; a collection of poems or epigrams; -- particularly applied to a collection of ancient Greek epigrams.
- n. (Gr. Ch.) A service book containing a selection of pieces for the festival services.
- n. a collection of selected literary passages
- From Ancient Greek ἀνθολογία (anthologia, "flower-gathering"), from ἀνθολογέω (anthologeō, "I gather flowers"), from ἄνθος (anthos, "flower") + λέγω (legō, "I gather, pick up, collect"), coined by Meleager of Gadara circa 60 BCE, originally as Στέφανος (στέφανος ("garland")) to describe a collection of poetry, later retitled anthology – see Greek Anthology. Anthologiai were collections of small Greek poems and epigrams, because in Greek culture the flower symbolized the finer sentiments that only poetry can express. (Wiktionary)
- Medieval Greek anthologiā, collection of epigrams, from Greek, flower gathering, from anthologein, to gather flowers : antho-, antho- + logos, a gathering (from legein, to gather. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“My contribution to the anthology is a Professor Challenger story called The Disintegration Machine (adapted by Rod Lott from the story by Arthur Conan Doyle).”
“Polyphony 4 makes it clear enough that a spirit of experimentation exists among those writers who have chosen to work within the uber-genre of science fiction/fantasy, much more so, if this anthology is at all representative, than among those who still aspire to the putative respectability of "literary fiction.”
“Maybe it's because the anthology is a nanotech werewolves in love anthology, so I have to come up with a nanotech werewolves in love story.”
“But there were some really good stories, too, and overall the anthology is a good one.”
“Okay, so since the Bomber's Broadside went to bed (the project formerly known as the Yankee Annual), the fleamarkets are over, a pile of other deadlines have also been kicked, and the cowboy erotica anthology is almost done, I find myself for the past ten days in a state of actual depression.”
“Taking a slightly different approach to the other X-Men anthologies, this anthology is all novellas.”
“But the anthology is at its most charming when it is at its most quirky.”
“Just having the anthology is the prerequisite to reading what some consider the best out there.”
“My least favorite kind of anthology is when a group decides to put out an anthology to draw attention to themselves or even for a charitable purpose.”
“The anthology is due out from PS Publishing in March 2010, I think.”
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