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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Anthology  \An*thol"o*gy\,  n.  [Gr.  ?,  fr  'anqolo`gos  flower 
  gathering;  'a`nqos  flower  +  le`gein  to  gather.] 
  1.  A  discourse  on  flowers.  [R.] 
 
  2.  A  collection  of  flowers;  a  garland.  [R.] 
 
  3.  A  collection  of  flowers  of  literature,  that  is  beautiful 
  passages  from  authors;  a  collection  of  poems  or  epigrams; 
  --  particularly  applied  to  a  collection  of  ancient  Greek 
  epigrams. 
 
  4.  (Gr.  Ch.)  A  service  book  containing  a  selection  of  pieces 
  for  the  festival  services. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  anthology 
  n  :  a  collection  of  selected  literary  passages 




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