the fairly well-defined boundary that exists between the cold antarctic waters and the warmer waters to the north and can be traced around the world.
a privately supported organization, chartered by Congress in 1935, for the encouragement and advancement of professional and nonprofessional theater. Historical Examples The ANTA is the end of a wall treated so as to be an almost independent member, like a square pillar in which the wall ends. How to judge architecture Russell Sturgis Sayac means […]
an African giant who was invincible when in contact with the earth but was lifted into the air by Hercules and crushed. Historical Examples I am falling in a heap, hold me up higher Antaeus and Atlas. The Emperor, Complete Georg Ebers Antaeus could not endure to have it said that any mortal was half […]
an active hostility or opposition, as between unfriendly or conflicting groups: the antagonism between the liberal and the conservative parties. an opposing force, principle, or tendency: Her plan to become an actress met with the antagonism of her family. Physiology. an opposing action, as by one muscle in relation to another. Biochemistry, Pharmacology. the opposing […]
- Antagonistic muscles
antagonistic muscles antagonistic muscles an·tag·o·nis·tic muscles (ān-tāg’ə-nĭs’tĭk) pl.n. Muscles having opposite functions, the contraction of one neutralizing the contraction of the other. Historical Examples The result is the innervation of antagonistic muscles, by which the impression is intensified. Harvard Psychological Studies, Volume 1 Various
acting in opposition; opposing, especially mutually. hostile; unfriendly. Historical Examples The county would discuss her antagonistically at a hundred tea-tables. The Pastor’s Wife Elizabeth von Arnim adjective in active opposition mutually opposed adj. 1630s, from antagonist + -ic. Related: Antagonistical (1620s); antagonistically.