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anthology

[ an-thol-uh-jee ]

noun

, plural an·thol·o·gies.
  1. 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.

  2. a collection of selected writings by one author.


anthology

/ ˌænθəˈlɒdʒɪkəl; ænˈθɒlədʒɪ /

noun

  1. a collection of literary passages or works, esp poems, by various authors
  2. any printed collection of literary pieces, songs, works of art, etc


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Derived Forms

  • anˈthologist, noun
  • anthological, adjective

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Other Words From

  • an·tho·log·i·cal [an-th, uh, -, loj, -i-k, uh, l], adjective
  • antho·logi·cal·ly adverb
  • an·tholo·gist noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of anthology1

First recorded in 1630–40; from Latin anthologia, from Greek: “collection of poems,” literally, “gathering of flowers,” from anthológ(os) “flower-gathering” ( antho- antho- + -logos, adjective derivative of légein “to gather, recount, say, speak”) + -ia -ia

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Word History and Origins

Origin of anthology1

C17: from Medieval Latin anthologia, from Greek, literally: a flower gathering, from anthos flower + legein to collect

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Example Sentences

I hope this anthology will help preserve Perelman’s lingo awhile longer.

She began writing in her youth and was in her early 20s when a panel of poets including Marianne Moore selected one of her verses for inclusion in an anthology.

This anthology serves as a companion, featuring the voices of Natalie Diaz, Ray Young Bear and Craig Santos Perez, among others.

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I have to say the anthology format, I think because it’s so concise and short and you’ve got 10 episodes to tell one story.

Going all in and making sure that you don’t leave any stone unturned within those 10 episodes is really the ambition for any anthology creator.

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.

In December 2012, Ebenstein launched a Kickstarter for her anthology.

Having these stories gathered into one eminently readable anthology makes Radiant Truths an important book.

From the start, creator Nic Pizzolatto designed it as an anthology series.

This dialogue occupies the first place in our anthology, and it is, from several points of view, a significant work.

At the same time there is no body of dialect verse which better deserves the honour of an anthology.

This is the first attempt at an anthology of Yorkshire poetry, and the forerunner of many other anthologies.

But the earliest work with which we need deal is an anonymous anthology, which forms an exception to the general rule.

An anthology of the literature of social protest, with an introduction by Jack London, who calls it "this humanist Holy-book."

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