1a. a Christian feast celebrating the manifestation of the divine nature of Jesus to the Gentiles as represented by the Magi. 1b. January 6, on which date the feast is traditionally observed.
2. revelatory manifestation of a divine being.
3. a sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something revelatory; a revelation.
1. either of the two times during the year when the sun crosses the celestial equator and when the length of day and night are approximately equal.
2. either of two points on the celestial sphere at which the ecliptic intersects the celestial equator.
the basic unit of currency among members of the European Monetary Union.
vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor.
to remove erroneous, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable material from (a book, for example) before publication.
playfully jocular; humourous.
foolish or silly, especially in a smug or self-satisfied way.
1. lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.
2. careless and irresponsible.
1a. of or relating to a holding of something in trust for another. 1b. of or being a trustee or trusteeship.
2. of or consisting of legal tender, especially paper currency, authorized by a government but not based on or convertible into gold or silver.
1a. the use of obstructionist tactics, especially prolonged speech-making, for the purpose of delaying legislative action. 1b. an instance of the use of such tactics.
2. an adventurer who engages in a private military action in a foreign country.
a reproductive cell having the haploid number of chromosomes, especially a mature sperm or egg capable of fusing with a gamete of the opposite sex to produce a fertilized egg.
lacking grace or social polish; awkward or tactless.
1. to divide (a geographic area) into voting districts so as to give unfair advantage to one party in elections.
2. a district or configuration of districts differing widely in size or population because of this action.
the predominant influence of a state, region, or group, over others.
the iron-containing pigment in red blood cells of vertebrates, consisting of about 6 percent heme and 94 percent globin. In vertebrates, hemoglobin carries oxygen from the lungs to the tissues of the body and carries carbon dioxide form the tissues to the lungs.