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phalanx Explained

phalanx at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


phalanx at English irregular forms Of Explained:

(pl) phalanges

phalanx at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1553, from Gk. phalanx (gen. phalangos) "line of battle," also "finger or toe bone," originally "trunk, log." ///

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

n plural phalanxes [C] formal // [Date: 1500-1600; Language: Latin; Origin: Greek, 'line of a battle, bone of a finger or toe']// a large group of people or things standing close together so that it is difficult to go through them// phalanx of// --A solid phalanx of policemen blocked the road.//

phalanx at English => English (GNU/Linux) Of Explained:

Chess playing program. Phalanx is a simple chess playing program of conventional design. It is xboard compatible. The main aim is to write a slow thinker with a lot of chess specific knowledge. Current version plays risky, active chess and shows quite good tactical performance. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

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

Tactical formation consisting of a block of heavily armed infantry standing shoulder to shoulder in files several ranks deep. First used by the Sumerians and fully developed by the ancient Greeks, it is viewed today as the beginning of European military development. The Greek city-states adopted a phalanx eight men deep during the 7th cent. BC. The spectacle of Greek hoplites marching forward in solid ranks was frightening to the enemy, but the phalanx was difficult to maneuver and easily thrown into confusion if its ranks were broken.

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

75 Moby Thesaurus words for "phalanx":
KP, age group, army, army group, band, battalion, battery,
battle group, bevy, body, brigade, bunch, cabal, cadre, cast,
clique, cohort, column, combat command, combat team, company,
complement, contingent, corps, coterie, covey, crew, crowd,
detachment, detail, division, faction, field army, field train,
file, fleet, flying column, gang, garrison, group, grouping,
groupment, in-group, junta, kitchen police, legion, maniple, mob,
movement, organization, out-group, outfit, pack, party, peer group,
platoon, posse, rank, regiment, salon, section, set, squad,
squadron, stable, string, tactical unit, task force, team, train,
tribe, troop, troupe, unit, wing

phalanx at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Party): party, faction, side, denomination, crew, band, horde, posse, phalanx, family, clan, team, community, fellowship, confraternity, brotherhood, sisterhood, gang, clique, ring, circle, group, crowd.

phalanx at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(formal) a group of people or things standing very close together:
The protesters ran into a solid phalanx of riot police.

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

Phalanx \Pha"lanx\, n.; pl. {Phalanxes}, L. {Phalanges}. [L.,
from Gr. ?.]
1. (Gr. Antiq.) A body of heavy-armed infantry formed in
ranks and files close and deep. There were several
different arrangements, the phalanx varying in depth from
four to twenty-five or more ranks of men. ``In cubic
phalanx firm advanced.'' --Milton.

The Grecian phalanx, moveless as a tower. --Pope.

2. Any body of troops or men formed in close array, or any
combination of people distinguished for firmness and
solidity of a union.

At present they formed a united phalanx. --Macaulay.

The sheep recumbent, and the sheep that grazed, All
huddling into phalanx, stood and gazed. --Cowper.

3. A Fourierite community; a phalanstery.

4. (Anat.) One of the digital bones of the hand or foot,
beyond the metacarpus or metatarsus; an internode.

5. [pl. {Phalanges}.] (Bot.) A group or bundle of stamens, as
in polyadelphous flowers.

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

n 1: any of the bones (or phalanges) of the fingers or toes
2: any closely ranked crowd of people
3: a body of troops in close array

phalanx at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Phalanx


Inter: wikipedia » Phalanx bone
Inter: wikipedi » a
Category: File - :Scheme_human_hand_bones-en.svg|thumb|Bones of the hand: carpals, metacarpals and phalanges
Category: File - :Syntagma_phalangis.jpg|thumb|An Ancient Macedonian phalax.


* Inter: audio » en-us-phalanx.ogg|Audio (US)


From Inter: etyl » grc|en Inter: term » φάλαγξ|tr=phalanks||battle order, array|lang=grc|sc=polytonic.


Inter: en-noun » es|pl2=phalanges
  • Inter: context » plural phalanxes a large group of people, animals or things, compact or closely massed, or tightly knit and united in common purpose.
    1. 2007, The Guardian, [,,2073710,00.html]
    2. : There, the Paisleyites were being held back by another phalanx of soldiers and policemen.
    3. 2007, The Guardian, [,,2065311,00.html]
    4. : The Guardian today listed a phalanx of ministers who back the bill, including Tessa Jowell, the culture secretary, Tony McNulty, the policing minister, Andy Burnham, the junior health minister, Ian Pearson, the climate change minister, John Healey, the financial secretary to the Treasury, and Keith Hill, parliamentary private secretary to Tony Blair
    5. Inter: skeleton » plural phalanges One of the bones of the finger or toe.
    6. Inter: historical » plural phalanxes An ancient Greek and Macedonian military unit that consisted of several ranks and files (lines) of soldiers in close array with joined shields and long spears.
    7. Inter: context » historical sociology A Fourierite utopian community; a phalanstery.


      * Inter: sense » anatomy, bone of the finger or toe phalange


      * Inter: sense » bone of the finger distal phalanx, intermediate phalanx, proximal phalanx


      Inter: trans-top » ancient Greek military unit

  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|փաղանգ|tr=p'aġang|sc=Armn
  • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|фаланга|f|tr=falánha|sc=Cyrl
  • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|falange|f
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|方陣|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|方阵|tr=fāngzhèn|sc=Hani
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|falanks|c
  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|falanx
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|falango
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|falangi
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|phalange|f
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Phalanx|f
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|φάλαγγα|f|tr=fálanga|sc=Grek
  • : Ancient: Inter: tø » grc|φάλαγξ|f|sc=polytonic

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|kjúka|f
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|falang|m
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|ファランクス|tr=farankusu|sc=Jpan
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|фаланга|f|tr=falánga|sc=Cyrl
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|falange|f
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|фаланга|f|tr=falánga|sc=Cyrl
    • Serbo-Croatian:
    • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|фаланга|f|sc=Cyrl
    • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|falanga|f
    • Slovene: Inter: t- » sl|falanga|f
    • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|фаланга|f|tr=falánha|sc=Cyrl

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » finger or toe bone
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|մատնահատված|tr=matnahatvaç|sc=Armn
    • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|фаланга|f|tr=falánha|sc=Cyrl
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|фаланга|f|tr=falánga|sc=Cyrl
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|falange|f
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|指骨|tr=zhǐgǔ|sc=Hani, Inter: qualifier » toe bone Inter: t » cmn|趾骨|tr=zhǐgǔ|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|článek prstu|m
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|falanks|c
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|falango
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|varpaanluu Inter: qualifier » toe, Inter: t+ » fi|sormiluu Inter: qualifier » finger
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|phalange|f
    • German: Inter: t- » de|Fingerglied|n, Inter: qualifier » toe bone Inter: t- » de|Zehenglied|n
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|φάλαγγα|f|tr=fálanga|sc=Grek

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|גליל|m|alt=גָּלִיל|tr=galíl|sc=Hebr
  • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|kjúka|f
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|指骨|tr=しこつ, shikotsu|sc=Jpan, Inter: qualifier » toe bone Inter: t- » ja|趾骨|tr=しこつ, shikotsu|sc=Jpan
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|фаланга|f|tr=falánga|sc=Cyrl
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|paliczek|m
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|falange|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|фаланга|f|tr=falánga|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » ru|сустав пальца|m|tr=sustáv pálʹca|sc=Cyrl
  • Serbo-Croatian:
  • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|фаланга|f|sc=Cyrl
  • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|falanga|f
  • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|článok prstu|m
  • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|фаланга|f|tr=falánha|sc=Cyrl
  • Volapük: Inter: qualifier » finger Inter: t- » vo|doatabomil, Inter: qualifier » toe Inter: t- » vo|teanabomil

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » large group of animals, plants, or people
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » large group of people
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|falange|f
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|falangi
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|φάλαγγα|f|tr=fálanga|sc=Grek
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|фаланга|f|tr=falánga|sc=Cyrl

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|фаланга|f|tr=falánga|sc=Cyrl
  • Serbo-Croatian:
  • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|фаланга|f|sc=Cyrl
  • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|falanga|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Category: Category:English nouns with irregular plurals -
    Category: Category:en:Ancient Greece -



    Inter: la-noun » phalanx|phalangis|phalangis|f|third
  • phalanx, battalion


    Inter: la-decl-3rd » phalanx|phalanx|phalang|phalang

  • Translation: et » phalanx
    Translation: fr » phalanx
    Translation: ko » phalanx
    Translation: io » phalanx
    Translation: kn » phalanx
    Translation: mg » phalanx
    Translation: my » phalanx
    Translation: nl » phalanx
    Translation: no » phalanx
    Translation: pl » phalanx
    Translation: ru » phalanx
    Translation: fi » phalanx
    Translation: ta » phalanx
    Translation: te » phalanx
    Translation: vi » phalanx
    Translation: zh » phalanx

    Phalanx at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » phalanx


    Proper noun

    Inter: en-proper nou » n
  • The brand name of a radar-controlled rapid fire 20mm Category: w - :Gatling_gun|Gatling-type machine gun, the Phalanx CIWS (pronounced see-wiz), deployed on U.S. Navy ships as a last line of defense against antiship cruise missiles.

    See also

    * Inter: pedia » Phalanx CIWS

  • Translation: de » Phalanx
    Translation: fr » Phalanx
    Translation: ko » Phalanx
    Translation: io » Phalanx
    Translation: mg » Phalanx
    Translation: pl » Phalanx
    Translation: ru » Phalanx
    Translation: zh » Phalanx