anthology

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noun an·thol·o·gy \an-ˈthä-lə-jē\

Definition of anthology

plural

anthologies

  1. 1 :  a collection of selected literary pieces or passages or works of art or music an anthology of American poetry

  2. 2 :  assortment … an anthology of threadbare clichés of … bistro cuisine … — Jay Jacobs

anthological

play \ˌan(t)-thə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective

Examples of anthology in a Sentence

  1. an anthology of American poetry

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

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Origin and Etymology of anthology

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


ANTHOLOGY Defined for English Language Learners

anthology

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Definition of anthology for English Language Learners

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

  • : a collection of works of art or music


ANTHOLOGY Defined for Kids

anthology

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noun an·thol·o·gy \an-ˈthä-lə-jē\

Definition of anthology for Students

plural

anthologies

  1. :  a collection of writings (as stories and poems)



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