a combining form with the general sense “first, principal,” that is prefixed to nouns denoting things that are earliest, most basic, or bottommost (archiblast; archiphoneme; architrave); or denoting individuals who direct or have authority over others of their class, usually named by the base noun (archimandrite; architect).
archi, 3, making allowance for the usual exaggeration of an advocate.
The Apostles Ernest Renan
The use of the French corresponding form ‘archi-‘ instead of the English ‘arch-‘ is probably not accidental.
Minor Poets of the Caroline Period, Vol III John Cleveland
a variant of arch-
archi- or arch- or arche-
Earlier; primitive: archenteron.
a city on the boundary of Ephraim and Benjamin (Josh. 16:2), between Bethel and Beth-horon the nether.
Sir Archibald, 1835–1924, Scottish geologist. Historical Examples For Professor Geikie, then, it is not yet over-thrown—still less a dream. Collected Essays, Volume V T. H. Huxley From here to the end of the paragraph is quoted by Prof. Geikie, loc. More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II Charles Darwin Prof. Geikie lived to see very […]
a male given name: from a Germanic word meaning “distinguished and bold.”. Contemporary Examples Jim Doyle was the uncommunicative spokesman for Archibald Cox and Leon Jaworski at the Watergate Special Prosecution Force. Newsweek’s Watergate Legacy Jim Doyle December 28, 2012 First in the line is Miles Archibald Romney, born in Dalton in 1806. Mitt Romney’s […]
A(rchibald) J(oseph) 1896–1981, Scottish novelist and physician in the U.S. Contemporary Examples Cronin is one of those authors whose personal story quickly becomes the story. A Manly Man’s Monster Novel Lizzie Skurnick June 23, 2010 For those who are as captivated by this book as I am, try also Cronin’s Mary and O’Neil—absolutely stupendous. 6 […]
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Cary (Archibald Leach) 1904–86, U.S. actor, born in England. Heber Jedediah [hee-ber jed-i-dahy-uh] /ˈhi bər ˌdʒɛd ɪˈdaɪ ə/ (Show IPA), 1856–1945, U.S. president of the Mormon Church 1918–45. Ulysses S(impson) 1822–85, 18th president of the U.S. 1869–77: Union general in the Civil War. a male given name: from a Latin word meaning “large, great.”. verb […]
Archibald, 1892–1982, U.S. poet and dramatist. Contemporary Examples In a society that has exoticized and abstracted the military, MacLeish re-humanizes it. The Army Life, Mundane and Hideously Violent, by Turns Brian Van Reet August 28, 2013 noun Archibald. 1892–1982, US poet and public official; his works include Collected Poems (1952) and J.B. (1958)