android

noun
an·​droid | \ ˈan-ˌdrȯid How to pronounce android (audio) \

Definition of android

: a mobile robot usually with a human form sci-fi androids

Examples of android in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mr Corbyn’s Labour Party has favoured candidates with deep local roots, such as Angela Rayner and Lisa Nandy, over androids with PPE degrees from Oxford. The Economist, "Bagehot Labour still beats the Tories at old-fashioned canvassing," 21 Nov. 2019 All by itself, Wall-E’s sublime, dreamy opening sequence, in which a lonely android compacts trash on a desolate planet while enjoying the strains of Hello, Dolly!, would warrant its place at the top of our list. Allegra Frank, Vox, "All 21 Pixar movies, definitively ranked," 27 June 2019 An unrelenting android, Rev-9 (Gabriel Luna), is dispatched from the years to come and lands in the present day, his duty being to destroy a young Mexican woman, Dani (Natalia Reyes), for reasons as yet unrevealed. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, "End Times in “Terminator: Dark Fate” and “Marriage Story”," 1 Nov. 2019 Davis’ unblinking humanoid, named Grace, zwoops in from the year 2042 in order to protect a Mexico City factory worker, Dani Ramos (Natalia Reyes), from the ruthless Rev-9 android (Gabriel Luna) programmed to kill her. Michael Phillips, chicagotribune.com, "‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ review: Linda Hamilton saves the world, and a franchise is lifted out of mediocrity," 30 Oct. 2019 The android has a target on his face — since the Mind stone is embedded in his forehead — and the Avengers on Earth spend most of the movie protecting him, hiding him in Scotland and Wakanda. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "'Avengers: Infinity War': How 6 cosmos-shattering scenes affect Marvel future (spoilers!)," 27 Apr. 2018 The techies who ran the park weren't much better, treating the androids - who were frequently seen in the nude, a coldly dehumanizing touch - like characters in a hyper-realistic video game. Kristi Turnquist, OregonLive.com, "'Westworld' Season 2: Violence is abundant, but delights are scarce (review)," 20 Apr. 2018 Thankfully, the person running my demo of the game last week in San Francisco tapped me on the shoulder before the knife-wielding android had a chance to catch up to me. Nick Statt, The Verge, "Westworld Awakening is a VR game that puts you in the shoes of a newly self-aware android," 19 Aug. 2019 There's an android striving to understand her past, a monster trying to be heard, and a band of criminals struggling to hold onto their humanity in deep space. Marie Claire, "The Best Sci Fi Movies of 2019 (So Far)," 18 July 2019

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First Known Use of android

circa 1736, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for android

Late Greek androeidēs manlike, from Greek andr- + -oeidēs -oid

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The first known use of android was circa 1736

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22 Dec 2019

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“Android.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/android. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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android

noun
How to pronounce android (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of android

in stories : a robot that looks like a person

android

adjective
an·​droid | \ ˈan-ˌdrȯid How to pronounce android (audio) \

Medical Definition of android

1 of the pelvis : having the angular form and narrow outlet typical of the human male a disproportionate number of difficult labors occur in women with android pelvises — compare anthropoid entry 1, gynecoid, platypelloid
2 : relating to or characterized by the distribution of body fat chiefly in the abdominal region android obesity — compare gynecoid

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