of or relating to a form of poetic meter devised by the Greek Archilochus in which various types of meter are combined in the same line or couplet, as a dactylic tetrameter plus a trochaic tripody.
denoting or relating to the 7th century bc Greek poet Archilochus or his verse, esp the iambic trimeters or trochaic tetrameters used by him
flourished c650 b.c, Greek poet. Historical Examples You don’t like partridge, Archilochus, or porridge, or what not? Roundabout Papers William Makepeace Thackeray I don’t care a fig whether Archilochus likes the papers or no. Roundabout Papers William Makepeace Thackeray The gnomic verses of Theognis were certainly sung; so were the satires of Archilochus and the […]
the head of a monastery; an abbot. a superior abbot, having charge of several monasteries. a title given to distinguished celibate priests. Historical Examples I don’t know what passed at their interview, but the archimandrite disappeared and I was detained. The World’s Greatest Books, Vol X Various One of them was already a bishop, another […]
of, relating to, or discovered by Archimedes. Mathematics. of or relating to any ordered field, as the field of real numbers, having the property that for any two unequal positive elements there is an integral multiple of the smaller which is greater than the larger. Historical Examples Never mind what the after-dinner speaker says—the press […]
- Archimedes’ screw
a device consisting essentially of a spiral passage within an inclined cylinder for raising water to a height when rotated. noun an ancient type of water-lifting device making use of a spiral passage in an inclined cylinder. The water is raised when the spiral is rotated