16-letter words starting with a

  • a bit, for a bit — If you do something a bit, you do it for a short time. In British English, you can also say that you do something for a bit.
  • a blaze of glory — If you go out in a blaze of glory, you do something very dramatic at the end of your career or your life which makes you famous.
  • a home from home — You can say a home from home in British English or a home away from home in American English to refer to a place in which you are as comfortable as in your own home.
  • a la bonne heure — at the right moment.
  • a matter of time — If you say that something is just a matter of time, you mean that it is certain to happen at some time in the future.
  • a mensa et thoro — denoting or relating to a form of divorce in which the parties remain married but do not cohabit: abolished in England in 1857
  • a mixed blessing — If you say that a situation is a mixed blessing, you mean that it has disadvantages as well as advantages.
  • a piece of goods — a person, esp a woman
  • a pox on someone — an expression of intense disgust or aversion for someone
  • a propos de rien — apropos of nothing; with reference to nothing in particular.
  • abdominocentesis — (surgery) Extraction of peritoneal fluid from the abdomen for evaluation, using a trocar.
  • abdurrahman khan — 1830?–1901, amir of Afghanistan 1880–1901.
  • aberdeen terrier — Scottish terrier.
  • ability grouping — a system whereby students are separated into different groups or classes according to test scores or relative scholastic ability, as to assure that gifted students are not inhibited by slower learners.
  • above and beyond — in addition to
  • abruptly pinnate — paripinnate.
  • abruzzi e molise — a region in central Italy. 5881 sq. mi. (15,232 sq. km). Capital: Aquilla.
  • abscission layer — a layer of parenchyma cells that is formed at the bases of fruits, flowers, and leaves before abscission. As the parenchyma disintegrates, the organ becomes separated from the plant
  • absentmindedness — Alternative form of absent-mindedness.
  • absobloodylutely — (British slang) absolutely.
  • absolute alcohol — a liquid containing at least 99 per cent of pure ethanol by weight
  • absolute ceiling — the maximum height above sea level, usually measured in feet or metres, at which an aircraft can maintain horizontal flight
  • absolute maximum — the largest value a given function assumes on a specified set. Compare maximum (def 4a).
  • absolute minimum — the smallest value a given function assumes on a specified set. Compare minimum (def 5a).
  • absolute monarch — a monarchy that is not limited or restrained by laws or a constitution.
  • absorbent cotton — raw cotton made absorbent by the removal of its wax: used for surgical dressings, etc.
  • abstract algebra — the branch of mathematics that deals with the extension of algebraic concepts usually associated with the real number system to other, more general systems.
  • abstract machine — 1.   (language)   A processor design which is not intended to be implemented as hardware, but which is the notional executor of a particular intermediate language (abstract machine language) used in a compiler or interpreter. An abstract machine has an instruction set, a register set and a model of memory. It may provide instructions which are closer to the language being compiled than any physical computer or it may be used to make the language implementation easier to port to other platforms. A virtual machine is an abstract machine for which an interpreter exists. Examples: ABC, Abstract Machine Notation, ALF, CAML, F-code, FP/M, Hermes, LOWL, Christmas, SDL, S-K reduction machine, SECD, Tbl, Tcode, TL0, WAM. 2.   (theory)   A procedure for executing a set of instructions in some formal language, possibly also taking in input data and producing output. Such abstract machines are not intended to be constructed as hardware but are used in thought experiments about computability. Examples: Finite State Machine, Turing Machine.
  • academic advisor — a faculty member who helps and advises students on academic matters, such as planning their academic career
  • academic costume — the ceremonial garb of the students and faculty in schools, colleges, and universities, consisting of a flat cap (mortarboard), a long, wide-sleeved gown, and sometimes a hood, worn especially at commencement exercises.
  • academic freedom — freedom of a teacher or student to hold and express views without fear of arbitrary interference by officials
  • acanthocephalans — Plural form of acanthocephalan.
  • acanthopterygian — of, relating to, or belonging to the Acanthopterygii, a large group of teleost fishes having spiny fin rays. The group includes most saltwater bony fishes
  • accepted pairing — a technique of advertising in which two or more competing products are compared in such a manner that certain good qualities are conceded but one product is made to appear clearly more beneficial or desirable than its competitors.
  • access programme — a television or radio programme made by the general public as distinguished from one made by professional broadcasters
  • accession number — the number given to record a new addition to a collection
  • accidental death — death that was caused unintentionally
  • accommodationism — A policy of being accommodating.
  • accommodationist — a person who seeks to promote adaptation to or compromise with an opposing point of view
  • accordion pleats — tiny knife pleats
  • accountabilities — the state of being accountable, liable, or answerable.
  • accounts payable — A company's accounts payable are all the money that it owes to other companies for goods or services that it has received, or a list of these companies and the amounts owed to them.
  • accrued dividend — an accumulated unpaid dividend on preferred stock.
  • accrued expenses — an expense which has been incurred but has not yet been paid
  • accrued interest — interest which has been earned since an investment was made or since a previous interest payment
  • acculturationist — a person who studies the process of acculturation.
  • accumulativeness — The state or qualities of being accumulative.
  • acetic anhydride — a colourless pungent liquid used in the manufacture of cellulose and vinyl acetates for synthetic fabrics. Formula: (CH3CO)2O
  • acetoacetic acid — a colorless, oily liquid, C 4 H 6 O 3 , soluble in water, alcohol, and ether: used in synthetic organic chemistry.
  • acetyl promazine — acepromazine

On this page, we collect all 16-letter words starting with letter A. It’s easy to find right word with a certain length. It is the easiest way to find 16-letter word that beginning with A to use in Scrabble or Crossword puzzles.

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