from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- The form of a used before words beginning with a vowel or with an unpronounced h: an elephant; an hour. See Usage Notes at a2, every.
- conj. Archaic And if; if.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- conj. If, so long as.
- conj. as if; as though.
- Form, used before a vowel sound, of a
- n. The first letter of the Georgian alphabet, ა (mkhedruli), Ⴀ (asomtavruli) or ⴀ (nuskhuri).
- prep. In each; to or for each; per.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- This word is properly an adjective, but is commonly called the indefinite article. It is used before nouns of the singular number only, and signifies one, or any, but somewhat less emphatically. In such expressions as “twice an hour,” “once an age,” a shilling an ounce (see 2d a, 2), it has a distributive force, and is equivalent to each, every.
- conj. If; -- a word used by old English authors.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Coordinate use: And; same as and, A.
- Conditional use: If; same as and, B.
- An earlier form of on, retained until the last century in certain phrases, as an edge, an end, now only on edge, on end; in present use only as an unfelt prefix an- or reduced a-. See an-, a-.
- A prefix of Anglo-Saxon origin, the same as on- and a-, occurring unfelt in anent, anon, anan, aneal, aneal, etc., and with accent in anvil (but in this and some other words perhaps originally and-: see an).
- A prefix of Anglo-Saxon origin, a reduced form of and- (which see), occurring unfelt in answer.
- A prefix of Latin origin, usually an assimilation of ad- before n-, as in annex, annul, announce, etc., but sometimes representing Latin in-, as in anoint, annoy.
- A prefix of Latin origin, a reduced form of ambi-, occurring (unfelt in English) in ancile, ancipital, anfractuous, etc.
- A prefix of Greek origin, the fuller form of
ἀ- privative (a-) preserved before a vowel, as in anarchy, anarthrous, anecdote, anomaly, etc.
- A prefix of Greek origin, the form of ana- before a vowel, as in anode.
- A suffix of Latin origin, forming adjectives which are or may be also used as nouns.
- n. The indefinite article.
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- n. an associate degree in nursing
Security is an exception..an additional cost..a headwind that slows growth.
But kitteh, it iz krunchee an full uv vitimins an nootrishun an guud fer u an..an…o neber mynd, heer, haz sum toona
In an interview, he laughed and described the presidents remarks as an enthusiastic endorsement.
NEway, ai giveded himz a gren been, an he waz runnin rownd teh kichun, wiff a gren been stuk owt ov eech sied ov himz mouff, growlin aaz ai sed …..giv it bak, giv it bak…….an den… awl ova suddun…..teh taste ov teh gren been gowt froo tu himz …..an he stoppeded, an giveded meh sucha luuk !
Teh sky is blu, teh wind is gentlol, teh temps ar fabulus an…..an…….aaawww poopsdegrass….ai runawaywifakwikness an goes owrt sied.
Cursing….lots of cursing…..an hopping….oh, an mebbe a crazyur haredo?
The clause would effectively wipe out a series of private lawsuits seeking damages against the telecoms for their cooperation with what civil libertarians and administration critics claim was an illegal expansion of electronic spying against targets inside the U. S.-an expansion authorized by President Bush in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.
How many times I call a doc's office to clarify an rx.. to find out if they really wanted Levaquin 750 bid or Tussionex 1-2 tsp q 4-6h, or today..an IV antibiotic for a patient who was expecting an oral med...there's a good chance that the reason you're on hold is I'm on hold to some other physician's office.
August 3, 2008 at 12:06 am awww tankies muchly annipuss! but sillybrayshuns is no fun by meseff…you to be joinin me as well? an hashim..an daisy! we needs summat big to quenshhee de tirst if ebryone.
July 5, 2008 at 5:28 am an mamakitty sez ohai tew him tew……..an lef a commint at teh bottom ob teh pix