adactyly a·dac·ty·ly (ā-dāk’tə-lē) or a·dac·tyl·i·a (ā’dāk-tĭl’ē-ə, ə-dāk-) or a·dac·tyl·ism (ā-dāk’tə-lĭz’əm)
Congenital absence of fingers or toes.
Babylonian god of storms and wind. a coded card or other device that when inserted into a telephone allows the user to reach a number without dialing. Contemporary Examples The Daily Pic: Adad Hannah mirrrors the mirroring that happens in Velazquez. Reflecting on Genius Blake Gopnik October 17, 2013 This is a still from a […]
a traditional saying expressing a common experience or observation; proverb. Contemporary Examples Man bites dog: an adage used to illustrate that the media only reports the extraordinary. The World’s Most Dangerous Dogs The Daily Beast November 2, 2010 But as the adage goes, joyful is the man with nothing left to lose. The Next GOP […]
a traditional saying expressing a common experience or observation; proverb. Historical Examples I suppose you’ve heard a number of adages concerning the irresponsibility of corporations? Out of the Ashes Ethel Watts Mumford As an example of Palmer’s exposition, we will give that based on two adages of like import. Proverb Lore F. Edward Hulme One […]
a traditional saying expressing a common experience or observation; proverb. noun a traditional saying that is accepted by many as true or partially true; proverb n. 1540s, Middle French adage, from Latin adagium “adage, proverb,” apparently from adagio, from ad- “to” (see ad-) + *agi-, root of aio “I say,” from PIE *ag- “to speak.” […]