Also, atar, athar, ottar, otto. a perfume or essential oil obtained from flowers or petals.
Also called attar of roses. .
a pale yellow, green, or red, volatile, fragrant, sweet-tasting liquid, obtained by steam distillation from fresh roses, especially damask roses: used in flavoring and perfume.
an essential oil from flowers, esp the damask rose, used pure or as a base for perfume: attar of roses
1798, from Persian ‘atar-gul “essence of roses,” from ‘atar “fragrance,” from Arabic ‘utur “perfumes, aromas.”
a river in NE Ontario, Canada, flowing E and N to James Bay. 465 miles (748 km) long. Contemporary Examples Theresa Spence was elected chief of Attawapiskat in 2010, after long service in other governance positions. The Hunger Strike Diet: You Don’t Lose Weight AND You Accomplish Your Goal! David Frum January 23, 2013 But […]
a small, thin, top-ornamented skewer used decoratively for serving sandwiches and hors d’oeuvres.
to modify or moderate by mixing or blending with something different or opposite. to regulate or modify the temperature of. to soothe; mollify; mitigate. to accommodate; adapt (usually followed by to). Historical Examples It was evident that neither fire nor clothing would, in an habitation like that, attemper the chilling blasts. Ormond, Volume I (of […]
to make an effort at; try; undertake; seek: to attempt an impossible task; to attempt to walk six miles. Archaic. to attack; move against in a hostile manner: to attempt a person’s life. Archaic. to tempt. an effort made to accomplish something: He made an attempt to swim across the lake. an attack or assault: […]