wordswarm.net: free dictionary lookup
Wordswarms From Years Past


13-Letter Words
12-Letter Words
11-Letter Words
10-Letter Words
9-Letter Words
8-Letter Words
7-Letter Words
6-Letter Words
5-Letter Words
4-Letter Words
3-Letter Words


Adjacent Words

Polyadelphia
Polyadelphian
polyadelphous
polyadenylic acid
polyalcohol
polyamide
polyamine
Polyander
Polyandria
Polyandrian
Polyandric
polyandrist
polyandrous
Polyangiaceae
Polyangium
Polyanth
polyantha
polyanthos
polyanthus
Polyanthuses
Polyarchist
Polyarchy
polyarteritis
polyarteritis nodosa
polyatomic
Polyautography

Polyandry definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

POLYAN'DRY, n. [supra.] The practice of females' having more husbands than one at the same time; plurality of husbands.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: having more than one husband at a time

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Greek polyandros, adjective, having many husbands, from poly- + andr-, an?r man, husband more at andr- Date: 1780 the state or practice of having more than one husband or male mate at one time compare polygamy, polygyny polyandrous adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 polygamy in which a woman has more than one husband. 2 Bot. the state of having numerous stamens. Derivatives: polyandrous adj. Etymology: POLY-(1) + andry f. Gk aner andros male

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Polyandry Pol`y*an"dry, n. [Poly- + Gr. ?, ?, man, male: cf. F. polyandrie.] The possession by a woman of more than one husband at the same time; -- contrasted with monandry. Note: In law, this falls under the head of polygamy.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Plurality of husbands.

Moby Thesaurus

beena marriage, bigamy, common-law marriage, companionate marriage, concubinage, deuterogamy, left-handed marriage, levirate, leviration, love match, marriage of convenience, monandry, monogamy, monogyny, morganatic marriage, picture marriage, polygamy, polygyny, trial marriage, trigamy



comments powered by Disqus

Wordswarm.net: Look up a word or phrase

 


wordswarm.net: free dictionary lookup