Definition of anthology noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

anthology

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noun
BrE BrE//ænˈθɒlədʒi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ænˈθɑːlədʒi//
 
(pl. anthologies)
 
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a collection of poems, stories, etc. that have been written by different people and published together in a book an anthology of poems for children The essay first appeared in an anthology of feminist criticism. We have put together an anthology of children’s poetry. Word Origin mid 17th cent.: via French or medieval Latin from Greek anthologia, from anthos ‘flower’ + -logia ‘collection’ (from legein ‘gather’). In Greek, the word originally denoted a collection of the “flowers” of verse, i.e. small choice poems or epigrams, by various authors.
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