Any of a group of microorganisms that resemble bacteria but are different from them in certain aspects of their chemical structure, such as the composition of their cell walls. Archaea usually live in extreme, often very hot or salty environments, such as hot mineral springs or deep-sea hydrothermal vents, but some are also found in animal digestive systems. The archaea are considered a separate kingdom in some classifications, but a division of the prokaryotes (Monera) in others. Some scientists believe that archaea were the earliest forms of cellular life. Also called archaebacterium.
Theology. a chief or principal angel; in medieval angelology one of the nine orders of celestial attendants on God. Compare (def 1). (def 1). Russian Arkhangelsk. a seaport in the NW Russian Federation in Europe, on Dvina Bay. Gulf of, former name of . Contemporary Examples Religion, mythology, and history were plundered for nouns; hence, […]
. a bench or settle of the medieval and Renaissance periods, wide enough for several persons and having a seat with a chest beneath, arms at the ends, and a high back.
- Arch beam
a crowned metal beam, as of the deck of a ship.
a bishop of the highest rank who presides over an archbishopric or archdiocese. Contemporary Examples Next on the stand was the buddy from archbishop Molloy High School, Maureen Hartigan. Cannibal Cop’s Dark Fetishes Detailed in Grisly Trial Testimony Michael Daly February 26, 2013 The above is an excerpt from his new memoir, The archbishop Wore […]