Definitions for anthologyænˈθɒl ə dʒi

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

an•thol•o•gyænˈθɒl ə dʒi(n.)(pl.)-gies.

  1. a book or other collection of selected writings, often in the same literary form, of the same period, or on the same subject.

    Category: Literature

  2. any collection of selected works, as songs, paintings, etc.

Origin of anthology:

1630–40; < L anthologia < Gk: lit., gathering of flowers. See antho -, -logy

an•tho•log•i•calˌæn θəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. anthology(noun)

    a collection of selected literary passages

Wiktionary

  1. anthology(Noun)

    A collection of literary works, such as poems or short stories.

  2. anthology(Noun)

    An assortment of things.

  3. Origin: From ἀνθολογία, from ἀνθολογέω, from ἄνθος + λέγω, coined by circa 60 BCE, originally as Στέφανος (στέφανος) to describe a collection of poetry, later retitled anthology – see . Anthologiai were collections of small Greek poems and epigrams, because in Greek culture the flower symbolized the finer sentiments that only poetry can express.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Anthology(noun)

    a discourse on flowers

  2. Anthology(noun)

    a collection of flowers; a garland

  3. Anthology(noun)

    a collection of flowers of literature, that is, beautiful passages from authors; a collection of poems or epigrams; -- particularly applied to a collection of ancient Greek epigrams

  4. Anthology(noun)

    a service book containing a selection of pieces for the festival services

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  1. Anthology

    An anthology is a collection of literary works chosen by the compiler. It may be a collection of poems, short stories, plays, songs, or excerpts. In genre fiction anthology is used to categorize collections of shorter works such as short stories and short novels, usually collected into a single volume for publication. The complete collections of works are often called Complete Works or Opera Omnia.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

anthology(noun)

a collection of pieces of poetry or prose

an anthology of love poems.

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