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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [an-uh-bas]
    • /ˈæn əˌbæs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [an-uh-bas]
    • /ˈæn əˌbæs/

Definitions of anabases word

  • noun anabases any small fish of the genus Anabas, of ponds and swamps in Africa and southeastern Asia. 1
  • noun plural anabases a march from the coast into the interior, as that of Cyrus the Younger against Artaxerxes II, described by Xenophon in his historical work Anabasis (379–371 b.c.). 1
  • noun plural anabases Literary. any military expedition or advance. 1
  • noun anabases Plural form of anabasis. 1
  • noun anabases plural of anabasis. 0

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Origin of anabases

First appearance:

before 1835
One of the 34% newest English words
1835-45; < New Latin < Greek, aorist participle of anabaínein to go up. See anabaena

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Parts of speech for Anabases


anabases popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 65% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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Synonyms for anabases

noun anabases

  • progress — a movement toward a goal or to a further or higher stage: the progress of a student toward a degree.
  • advance — To advance means to move forward, often in order to attack someone.
  • headway — headroom (def 2).
  • march — to touch at the border; border.
  • gain — to make a gain or gains in.

Antonyms for anabases

noun anabases

  • cessation — The cessation of something is the stopping of it.
  • downfall — descent to a lower position or standing; overthrow; ruin.
  • regression — the act of going back to a previous place or state; return or reversion.
  • stoppage — an act or instance of stopping; cessation of activity: the stoppage of all work at the factory.
  • halt — to falter, as in speech, reasoning, etc.; be hesitant; stumble.

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