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



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 Originmid 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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