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anvil Explained

anvil at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


anvil at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Language: Old English; Origin: anfilt]// a heavy iron block on which pieces of hot metal are shaped using a hammer//

anvil at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Iron block on which metal is placed for shaping, originally by hand with a hammer. The blacksmith's anvil is usually of wrought iron (sometimes of cast iron), with a smooth working surface of hardened steel. A projecting conical beak, or horn, at one end is used for hammering curved pieces of metal. When power hammers are used, the anvil is supported on a heavy block, which in turn rests on a strong foundation of timber and masonry or concrete. See also smithing.

anvil at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

57 Moby Thesaurus words for "anvil":
Eustachian tube, alembic, auditory apparatus, auditory canal,
auditory meatus, auditory nerve, auditory ossicles, auditory tube,
auricle, basilar membrane, bony labyrinth, caldron,
cauliflower ear, cochlea, conch, concha, crucible, drumhead, ear,
ear lobe, eardrum, endolymph, engine, external ear, hammer, incus,
inner ear, lathe, lobe, lobule, lug, machine, malleus,
mastoid process, melting pot, middle ear, mortar, motor,
organ of Corti, outer ear, oval window, perilymph, pinna, retort,
round window, secondary eardrum, semicircular canals, shell,
stapes, stirrup, test tube, transducer, transformer,
tympanic cavity, tympanic membrane, tympanum, vestibule

Anvil at English => English (Eastons 1897 Bible) Of Explained:

mission, nod, accord, concord, agreement, affirmation, acknowledgment, avow

Anvil at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Anvil \An"vil\, n. [OE. anvelt, anfelt, anefelt, AS. anfilt,
onfilt; of uncertain origin; cf. OHG. anafalz, D. aanbeld.]
1. An iron block, usually with a steel face, upon which
metals are hammered and shaped.

2. Anything resembling an anvil in shape or use. Specifically
(Anat.), the incus. See {Incus}.

{To be on the anvil}, to be in a state of discussion,
formation, or preparation, as when a scheme or measure is
forming, but not matured. --Swift.

Anvil \An"vil\, v. t.
To form or shape on an anvil; to hammer out; as, anviled
armor. --Beau. & Fl.

anvil at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: a heavy block of iron or steel on which hot metals are
shaped by hammering
2: the ossicle between the malleus and the stapes [syn: {incus}]

anvil at English (WD) Of Explained:

Category: Image - :Amboß klein.jpg|thumb|An anvil


Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » anfilt|lang=enm, Inter: term » anvelt|lang=enm, from late Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » anfilte|lang=ang, Inter: term » anfealt|lang=enm, from earlier Inter: term » onfilti|lang=ang, from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|en Inter: recons » anafeltaz|lang=gem-pro (compare Middle Dutch Inter: term » anvilte|lang=dum, Low German Inter: term » |Anfilts, Inter: term » |Anefilt, Old High German Inter: term » anafalz|lang=goh), compound of Inter: recons » ana||on|lang=gem-pro + Inter: recons » feltaz||beaten|lang=gem-pro (compare German Inter: term » falzen||to groove, fold, welt|lang=de, Inter: etyl » sv|- dialect Inter: term » filta|lang=sv ‘to beat'), from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|en Inter: recons » pelh₂-t-||shaken, beaten|lang=ine-pro (compare Irish Inter: term » lethar||leather|lang=ga, Inter: etyl » la|- Inter: term » pulto|pultō|lang=la, Inter: term » pulso|pulsō|to beat, strike|lang=la, Inter: etyl » grc|- Inter: term » |pállein ‘to toss, brandish’), enlargement of Inter: recons » pelh₂-||to stir, move|lang=ine-pro. More at felon.


Inter: en-nou » n
  • A heavy iron block used in the blacksmithing trade as a surface upon which metal can be struck and shaped.
    1. Inter: skeleto » n An incus bone in the inner ear.


      Inter: trans-top » block used in blacksmithing

  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|سندان|tr=sndan
  • Bengali: Inter: t- » bn|নিহাই|tr=nihāi|sc=Beng
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|наковалня
  • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|enclusa|f
  • Cherokee: ᎠᏐᏗᏔᎷᎩᏍᎩᎤᎵᎩ (asoditalugisgiuligi)
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|kovadlina|f
  • Dalmatian: Inter: tø » dlm|ancusene
  • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|ambolt|c
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|aambeeld|n, Inter: t+ » nl|aanbeeld|n
  • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|alasi
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|alasin
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|enclume|f
  • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|გრდემლი|tr=grdemli|sc=Geor
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Amboss|m
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|αμόνι|n|tr=amóni
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|סדן
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|üllő
  • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|steðji|m
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|incudine|f
  • Japanese: 金床 (かなとこ, kanatoko)
  • Javanese: Inter: t- » jv|landesan
  • Korean: Inter: t- » ko|모루|tr=molu|sc=Hang

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Latin: Inter: t- » la|incus|f|alt=incūs
    • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|lakta|f
    • Lithuanian: Inter: t- » lt|priekalas, Inter: t- » lt|priekalas
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|наковална|f|tr=nakoválna
    • Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|铁砧|tr=tiězhēn|sc=Hani
    • Marathi: Inter: t- » mr|ऐरण|f|tr=airaṇa|sc=Deva
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|ambolt|m, Inter: t+ » no|ste|n
    • Old Norse: Inter: tø » non|steði|m
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|kowadło|n
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|bigorna|f
    • Punjabi: Inter: t- » pa|ਅਹਰਣ|f|p|tr=ahra|sc=Guru
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|nicovală, Inter: t- » ro|ilău
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|наковальня|tr=nakoval'nja
    • Sindhi: Inter: t- » sd|سَنداڻُ|tr=sandaann|sc=sd-Arab
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|yunque|m, Inter: t+ » es|bigornia|f
    • Swahili: Inter: t- » sw|fuawe
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|städ|n
    • Tamil: Inter: t+ » ta|பட்டடை|tr=paṭṭaṭai
    • Telugu: Inter: t- » te|దాగిలి|tr=dāgili
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|örs
    • Ukrainian: Inter: t+ » uk|бабка|f|tr=bábka
    • Vietnamese: Inter: t- » vi|cái đe

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » bone in inner ear
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|наковалня
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|enclusa|f
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|kovadlina|f
    • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|ambolt|c
    • Dutch: aambeeld {{n}}, aanbeeld {{n}}, aambeeldsbeentje {{n}}, aanbeeldsbeentje {{n}}
    • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|alasi
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|alasin
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|enclume|f, Inter: t+ » fr|incus
    • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|გრდემლის ძვალი|sc=Geor
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Amboss|m
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|αμόνι|n|tr=amóni

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|steðji|m
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|incudine|f
  • Japanese: 砧骨 (きぬたこつ, kinutakotsu)
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|наковална|f|tr=nakoválna
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|ambolt|m
  • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|kowadełko|n
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|bigorna
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|yunque|m
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|städ|n
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|örs

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    ; iron
    • 1794, Category: w - :William Blake|William Blake, Category: s - :The Tyger|The Tyger, lines 15-16 (for syntax)
    • : What the anvil? what dread grasp
    • : Dare its deadly terrors clasp?

      See also

      * hammer
    • ossicle
    • stirrup

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      * Inter: pedialit » e


      * Alvin

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