Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A place on the south side of the chancel in primitive churches, furnished with shelves, for books, vestments, etc.
  • n. A dressing room connected with a public bath.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A place on the south side of the chancel in the primitive churches, furnished with shelves, for books, vestments, etc.
  • n. A dressing room connected with a public bath.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In surgery:
  • n. The reduction of a dislocation or fracture. Hooper.
  • n. The disposition proper to be given to a fractured limb after reduction. Dunglison.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek ἀπόθεσις (apothesis, "a putting back or away"). See apothecary. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The network is commiting all this attention because, to the long-standing executives (many of whom worked on TRL), Alexa is the apothesis of cool, the woman they hope will amp up their teetering daytime lineup.

    MTV’s British Invasion

  • The date of Hegesippus is fixed by the statement that the death and apothesis of Antinous were in his own time (130), that he came to Rome under Anicetus (154-7 to 165-8) and wrote in the time of Eleutherus (174-6 to 189-91).

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability

  • This may be called the Age of Woman -- the era of her apothesis.

    The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 10

  • The young girl, now in the fresh beauty of her eighteenth spring, allows her dreamy gaze to wander to the apothesis of the setting sun, happy in living, happier still in loving.

    Part II, Chapter I of "Uranie"

  • Here were to be seen the Apollo _Sauroctonos_ in bronze, the Diana in alabaster, and the _unique_ bas-relief of the apothesis of Hercules.

    Paris as It Was and as It Is

  • Really, Miami seems like the apothesis of the Invite-The-World policies of the Bush Administration.

    VDARE.com: Blog Articles

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