[ an-thol-uh-jee ]
/ ænˈθɒl ə dʒi /
noun, plural an·thol·o·gies.
a book or other collection of selected writings by various authors, usually in the same literary form, of the same period, or on the same subject: an anthology of Elizabethan drama; an anthology of modern philosophy.
a collection of selected writings by one author.
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Origin of anthology
OTHER WORDS FROM anthologyan·tho·log·i·cal [an-thuh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌæn θəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectivean·tho·log·i·cal·ly, adverban·thol·o·gist, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for anthologist
Indeed the pangs of the anthologist, if he has conscience, are burdensome.Modern Essays|John Macy
But the anthologist had not been 'wrapped up' like the rest of us.Notes of a Camp-Follower on the Western Front|E. W. Hornung
Its director was a man of letters and an anthologist of repute.The Drunkard|Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
British Dictionary definitions for anthologist
/ (ænˈθɒlədʒɪ) /
noun plural -gies
a collection of literary passages or works, esp poems, by various authors
any printed collection of literary pieces, songs, works of art, etc
Derived forms of anthologyanthological (ˌænθəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectiveanthologist, noun
Word Origin for anthology
C17: from Medieval Latin anthologia, from Greek, literally: a flower gathering, from anthos flower + legein to collect
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