15-letter words starting with a

  • a case in point — If you say that something is a case in point, you mean that it is a good example of something you have just mentioned.
  • a cracking pace — If you say that someone or something is moving at a cracking pace, you mean that they are moving very quickly.
  • a crock of gold — Gold is a valuable, yellow-colored metal that is used for making jewelry and ornaments, and as an international currency.
  • a false economy — If you describe an attempt to save money as a false economy, you mean that you have not saved any money as you will have to spend a lot more later.
  • a full-time job — If you describe a regular activity or task as a full-time job, you mean that it takes up so much of your time it is like doing a paid job.
  • a heart of gold — If you say that someone has a heart of gold, you are emphasizing that they are very good and kind to other people.
  • a hornet's nest — If you say that someone has stirred up a hornet's nest, you mean that they have done something which has caused a lot of argument or trouble.
  • a king's ransom — If you refer to a sum of money as a king's ransom, you are emphasizing that it is very large.
  • a moot question — something having no practical relevance; an academic question
  • a piece of cake — If you think something is very easy to do, you can say it is a piece of cake. People often say this to stop someone feeling worried about doing something they have to do.
  • a pig in a poke — something bought or received without prior sight or knowledge
  • a shingle short — unintelligent or mentally subnormal
  • a small fortune — a very high price or cost
  • a stone's throw — If you say that one place is a stone's throw from another, you mean that the places are close to each other.
  • a straight face — If you manage to keep a straight face, you manage to look serious, although you want to laugh.
  • ab urbe condita — from the founding of the city (Rome, about 753 b.c.). Abbreviation: A.U.C.
  • ability to work — A policyholder's ability to work is the degree to which they are able to do a job, as a result of disability.
  • abiogenetically — in an abiogenetic manner
  • abortion clinic — a place where abortions are conducted legally by doctors
  • above suspicion — in such a position that no guilt may be thought or implied, esp through having an unblemished reputation
  • above the water — out of trouble or difficulty, esp financial trouble
  • above-mentioned — used in a text to refer back to a person or thing that has already been mentioned
  • abraham lincolnAbbey (Anna Marie Gaby Wooldridge; Aminata Moseka) born 1930, U.S. jazz singer, activist, and actress.
  • abraham's bosom — the place where the just repose after death (Luke 16:22)
  • abscission zone — the zone at the base of a leaf petiole, fruit stalk, or branch in which the abscission layer develops.
  • absence of mind — distraction; forgetfulness
  • absence seizure — petit mal.
  • absent-mindedly — so lost in thought that one does not realize what one is doing, what is happening, etc.; preoccupied to the extent of being unaware of one's immediate surroundings.
  • absentee ballot — a ballot in which votes are cast in advance because voters are unable to go to the polling place
  • absentee voting — voting in advance by voters who cannot get to the polling place on polling day
  • absorbabilities — Plural form of absorbability.
  • absorption band — a dark band in the absorption spectrum of a substance, corresponding to a range of wavelengths for which the substance absorbs more strongly than at adjacent wavelengths.
  • absorption edge — a discontinuity in the graph of the absorption coefficient of a substance plotted against the wavelength of x-rays being absorbed, representing the minimum energy necessary to free electrons from particular shells of the atoms of the substance.
  • abstentiousness — The state or quality of being abstentious.
  • abstract number — a number that does not designate the quantity of any particular kind of thing.
  • abstract syntax — (language, data)   A form of representation of data that is independent of machine-oriented structures and encodings and also of the physical representation of the data. Abstract syntax is used to give a high-level description of programs being compiled or messages passing over a communications link. A compiler's internal representation of a program will typically be an abstract syntax tree. The abstract syntax specifies the tree's structure is specified in terms of categories such as "statement", "expression" and "identifier". This is independent of the source syntax (concrete syntax) of the language being compiled (though it will often be very similar). A parse tree is similar to an abstract syntax tree but it will typically also contain features such as parentheses which are syntactically significant but which are implicit in the structure of the abstract syntax tree.
  • abundant number — a positive number that is less than the sum of all positive integers that are submultiples of it, as 12, which is less than the sum of 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6.
  • abyssinian gold — Talmi gold.
  • abyssinian well — a perforated pipe driven into the ground for pumping out collected ground water; wellpoint.
  • academicianship — A membership in a national academy of arts or sciences.
  • acanthocephalan — any of the parasitic wormlike invertebrates of the phylum Acanthocephala, the adults of which have a spiny proboscis and live in the intestines of vertebrates
  • acanthus family — the plant family Acanthaceae, typified by tropical herbaceous plants and shrubs having simple opposite leaves, clusters of tubular bracted flowers, and seeds sometimes dispersed by exploding fruit, including the acanthus, caricature, and shrimp plant.
  • accelerationist — a person, especially an economist, who advocates or promotes the acceleration principle.
  • acceptance race — allowance race.
  • accepted masons — a member of a widely distributed secret order (Free and Accepted Masons) having for its object mutual assistance and the promotion of brotherly love among its members.
  • accepting house — a financial institution that guarantees a bill of exchange, as a result of which it can be discounted on more favourable terms
  • accessibilities — Plural form of accessibility.
  • accessible room — An accessible room is a room that is easy for disabled people to enter and leave.
  • accessorization — to fit or equip with accessories: to accessorize a car with special seat covers.
  • accessory fruit — a fruit having enlarged accessory structures in addition to those formed from the ovary, as the strawberry, in which the fleshy tissue is the enlarged receptacle and the true fruits are the small, dry achenes borne on its surface

On this page, we collect all 15-letter words starting with letter A. It’s easy to find right word with a certain length. It is the easiest way to find 15-letter word that beginning with A to use in Scrabble or Crossword puzzles.

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