chres

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  • chres — cat·a·chres·tic; chres·to·math·ic; chres·tom·a·thy; poly·chres·ty; pan·chres·ton; cat·a·chres·ti·cal; cat·a·chres·ti·cal·ly; poly·chres·tic; …   English syllables

  • chres|tom|a|thy — «krehs TOM uh thee», noun, plural thies. a collection of literary passages: »a Browning chrestomathy. ╂[< Greek chrēstomátheia < chrēstós useful + máthē a learning] …   Useful english dictionary

  • cat´a|chres´ti|cal|ly — cat|a|chres|tic «KAT uh KREHS tihk», adjective. having to do with or showing catachresis. –cat´a|chres´ti|cal|ly, adverb …   Useful english dictionary

  • cat|a|chres|tic — «KAT uh KREHS tihk», adjective. having to do with or showing catachresis. –cat´a|chres´ti|cal|ly, adverb …   Useful english dictionary

  • cat|a|chres|ti|cal — «KAT uh KREHS tuh kuhl», adjective. = catachrestic. (Cf. ↑catachrestic) …   Useful english dictionary

  • pan|chres|ton — «pan KREHS tuhn», noun. an explanation designed to cover or to fit all possible cases equally well; catch all explanation or proposition. ╂[< Greek panchrēston good for everything < pan all, everything + chrēstós useful, good] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chrestomathie — Chres|to|ma|thie 〈[ krɛs ] f. 19〉 Auswahl von (vorbildl.) Prosawerken verschiedener Schriftsteller, bes. für den Unterricht [<grch. chrestos „brauchbar“ + mathein „lernen“] * * * Chrestomathie   [k ; griechisch »Erlernen von Nützlichem«] die,… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • chrestomathy — chres•tom•a•thy [[t]krɛsˈtɒm ə θi[/t]] n. pl. thies lit. a collection of selected literary passages, often by one author and esp. from a foreign language • Etymology: 1825–35; < NL chrestomathia < Gk chrēstomátheia, der. of chrēstó(s)… …   From formal English to slang

  • chresard — chres·ard (krĕsʹərd) n. Water present in the soil and available for plant absorption.   [Greek khrēsis, use (from khrēsthai, to use. See gher 2 + Greek ardein, to water.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Chréstiende Troyes — Chrés·tien de Troyes also Chré·tien de Troyes (krā tyäɴʹ də trwäʹ), fl. 1170. French trouvère who wrote the earliest surviving Arthurian romances, including Perseval, the first work to incorporate the quest for the Holy Grail into an Arthurian… …   Universalium

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