noun an·thol·o·gy \an-ˈthä-lə-jē\

: a published collection of writings (such as poems or short stories) by different authors

: a collection of works of art or music

plural an·thol·o·gies

Full Definition of ANTHOLOGY

:  a collection of selected literary pieces or passages or works of art or music
:  assortment <an anthology of threadbare clichés of … bistro cuisine — Jay Jacobs>
an·tho·log·i·cal \ˌan(t)-thə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective

Examples of ANTHOLOGY

  1. an anthology of American poetry
  2. The band will be releasing an anthology of their earlier albums.


New Latin anthologia collection of epigrams, from Middle Greek, from Greek, flower gathering, from anthos flower + logia collecting, from legein to gather; akin to Sanskrit andha herb — more at legend
First Known Use: 1621

Other Printing Terms

epigraph, errata, leader, mechanical, notch, tittle, underscore, widow
ANTHOLOGIES Defined for Kids


noun an·thol·o·gy \an-ˈthä-lə-jē\
plural an·thol·o·gies

Definition of ANTHOLOGY for Kids

:  a collection of writings (as stories and poems)


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