noun, plural an·thol·o·gies.
Origin of anthology
Examples from the Web for anthology
The trend led to a resurgence of anthology television, and renewed interest in The Twilight Zone.
The court house is now the Anthology Archive and the firehouse is a Chinese community center.Pryor Dodge's Two-Wheeled Obsession Is Now a Museum of Bike History|Anthony Haden-Guest|September 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In December 2012, Ebenstein launched a Kickstarter for her anthology.Brooklyn’s Museum of Death: Inside Morbid Anatomy’s House of Intriguing Horrors|Nina Strochlic|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
From the start, creator Nic Pizzolatto designed it as an anthology series.‘True Detective’ Finale Review: Close to Perfection|Andrew Romano|March 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Davis is 97 years old, the only one of the 14 authors with stories in the anthology who is still alive.The Original Gone Girls: Dorothy Salisbury Davis and Other Forgotten Pioneers of Crime Fiction|Sarah Weinman|August 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Once he told me that he liked a story of mine that he had come across in an anthology.The Voice of the City|O. Henry
The sixteenth contains that part of the Planudean collection which does not occur in our copy of the Anthology of Cephalas.Studies of the Greek Poets (Vol II of 2)|John Addington Symonds
The Monthly Anthology was the first distinctly literary journal published in this country.Unitarianism in America|George Willis Cooke
The composition of this anthology probably extended over several centuries and comprised a period of lively mental growth.Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3)|Charles Eliot
For these reasons we have admitted few punning epigrams into this anthology, and those only as examples of a faulty kind.
British Dictionary definitions for anthology
noun plural -gies
Word Origin for anthology
Word Origin and History for anthology
1630s, "collection of poetry," from Latin anthologia, from Greek anthologia "collection of small poems and epigrams by several authors," literally "flower-gathering," from anthos "a flower" (see anther) + logia "collection, collecting," from legein "gather" (see lecture (n.)). Modern sense (which emerged in Late Greek) is metaphoric, "flowers" of verse, small poems by various writers gathered together.