- (poetic) An academy; a place of learning.
- (in rhe Roman republic) An elected official who was responsible for the maintenance of public buildings and the regulation of festivals; also supervised markets and the supply of grain and water.
- Of, relating to, caused by, or carried by the wind
- (geology) carried, deposited or eroded by the wind.
- Outside the sounds came from the woods, where the wind blew contumely through the trees.
noun (pl=agons, pl2=agones)
- A struggle or contest; conflict; especially between the protagonist and antagonist in a literary work.
- A test of will; a conflict
- "Freud's originality stemmed from his aggression and ambition in his agon with biology" (Harold Bloom).
- A contest in ancient Greece, as in athletics or music, in which prizes were awarded.
- A two-player boardgame played with a hexagonally-tiled board, popular in Victorian times. Also known as queen's guard.
- Trying to win an argument.
- Struggling to attain effect in an argument.
- Of or relating to contests that were originally participated in by the Ancient Greeks.
- Of or pertaining to Alexandria in Egypt; as, the Alexandrian library.
- Applied to a kind of heroic verse. See Alexandrine, noun.
- a military march up-country, especially that of w:Cyrus the Younger, Cyrus the Younger into Asia
- 1989: "I have a feeling that if we follow a scent of spring on the air with sufficient eagerness we"ll come to a south without snow more quickly than we think. Thalassa, thalassa. This is what the Greeks called an anabasis." They looked at him as if he were barmy. (Burgess, Any Old Iron)
- As a proper noun, usually used to refer to the period of w:Ancient Greece, Ancient Greece and w:Ancient Rome, Ancient Rome.
- The study of the ancient Assyrian archaeological culture.
verb (augurs, auguring, augured)
- A diviner who foretells events by the behaviour of birds or other animals, or by signs derived from celestial phenomena, or unusual occurrences.
- To foretell events; to exhibit signs of future events.
- A divination based on the appearance and behaviour of animals.
- (context, by extension) An omen or prediction; a foreboding.
- Pertaining to the times of the Roman emperor Augustus (63 BC - AD 14).
- Pertaining to the Roman poetic literature during this time.
- Pertaining to the period of English literature during the first half of the 18th century, known for satire and political themes.
- The Roman emperor w:Augustus, Augustus, also called w:Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus, Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus (63 BC - AD 14); heir to w:Julius Caesar, Julius Caesar
- Patronage, support or protection.
- This building was built under the auspices of the Friends of the Poor.
- An omen or a sign.
- The circle of vultures was not a good .
- (obsolete) Divination from the actions of birds.