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The first time I saw nitroglycerine was in the beginning of the Crimean War. Professor Zinin in St. Petersburg exhibited some to my father and me, and struck some on an anvil to show that only the part touched by the hammer exploded without spreading.
Alfred Nobel

Meaning of "anvil" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ANVIL

Old English anfealt; related to Old High German anafalz, Middle Dutch anvilte.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ANVIL

anvil  [ˈænvɪl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ANVIL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Anvil is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ANVIL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

anvil

Anvil

An anvil is a basic tool, a block with a hard surface on which another object is struck. The block is as massive as it is practical, because the higher the inertia of the anvil, the more efficiently it causes the energy of the striking tool to be transferred to the work piece. In most cases the anvil is used as a forging tool. Before the advent of modern welding technology, it was a primary tool of metal workers. The great majority of modern anvils are made from steel, as well as cast iron or a combination of iron and steel. Because anvils are very ancient tools and were at one time very commonplace, they have acquired symbolic meaning beyond their use as utilitarian objects. The principle of the anvil also is of particular interest in biology and in ethology; the anvil being in principle one of the most basic forms of tool, its application occurs particularly widely in living organisms.

Definition of anvil in the English dictionary

The first definition of anvil in the dictionary is a heavy iron or steel block on which metals are hammered during forging. Other definition of anvil is any part having a similar shape or function, such as the lower part of a telegraph key. Anvil is also the fixed jaw of a measurement device against which the piece to be measured is held.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ANVIL


Baskerville
ˈbæskəˌvɪl
Evansville
ˈɛvənzˌvɪl
Granville
ˈɡrænvɪl
Grenville
ˈɡrɛnvɪl
Huntsville
ˈhʌntsvɪl
Jacksonville
ˈdʒæksənˌvɪl
Knoxville
ˈnɒksvɪl
Louisville
ˈluːɪˌvɪl
Mandeville
ˈmændəvɪl
Melville
ˈmɛlvɪl
Nashville
ˈnæʃvɪl
Oakville
ˈəʊkvɪl
Seville
səˈvɪl
Somerville
ˈsʌməvɪl
Tocqueville
ˈtəʊkvɪl
Townsville
ˈtaʊnzvɪl
vaudeville
ˈvəʊdəvɪl
venville
ˈvɛnvɪl
vill
vɪl
Woodville
ˈwʊdvɪl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ANVIL

anural
anuran
anuresis
anuretic
anuria
anuric
anurous
anus
Anvers
anvil cloud
anviltop
anxieties
anxiety
anxiety attack
anxiety disorder
anxiety neurosis
anxiolytic
anxious
anxiously

WORDS THAT END LIKE ANVIL

axis of evil
bedevil
boll weevil
cavil
chervil
civil
daredevil
devil
dust devil
evil
go to the devil
like the devil
raise the devil
she-devil
Tasmanian devil
the king´s evil
the very devil
tree of knowledge of good and evil
uncivil
weevil

Synonyms and antonyms of anvil in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «anvil» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ANVIL

Find out the translation of anvil to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of anvil from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «anvil» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

yunque
570 millions of speakers

English

anvil
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

निहाई
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

السندان
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

наковальня
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

bigorna
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নেহাই
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

enclume
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Anvil
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Amboss
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

アンビル
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

모루
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Anvil
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cái de
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பட்டறை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एनल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

örs
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

incudine
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kowadło
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ковадло
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

nicovală
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αμόνι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

aambeeld
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

städ
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ambolt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of anvil

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ANVIL»

The term «anvil» is quite widely used and occupies the 28.891 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ANVIL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about anvil

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10 QUOTES WITH «ANVIL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word anvil.
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Anne Bradstreet
Iron till it be thoroughly heated is incapable to be wrought; so God sees good to cast some men into the furnace of affliction, and then beats them on his anvil into what frame he pleases.
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Angie Harmon
I keep waiting, like in the cartoons, for an anvil to drop on my head.
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Claude Adrien Helvetius
Harsh counsels have no effect; they are like hammers, which are always repulsed by the anvil.
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Hubert H. Humphrey
Freedom is hammered out on the anvil of discussion, dissent, and debate.
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Thomas Malory
Whoso pulleth out this sword of this stone and anvil is rightwise king born of all England.
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Edwin Markham
For all your days be prepared, and meet them ever alike. When you are the anvil, bear - when you are the hammer, strike.
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Alfred Nobel
The first time I saw nitroglycerine was in the beginning of the Crimean War. Professor Zinin in St. Petersburg exhibited some to my father and me, and struck some on an anvil to show that only the part touched by the hammer exploded without spreading.
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Pallam Raju
It is a fantastic initiative by the ministry to develop Aakash Tablet, a mobile device that can be utilised by students anywhere. It was successfully tried out. The second and third versions have come out and the fourth version is on the anvil.
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Leland Stanford
The country blacksmith who employs no journeyman is never conscious of any conflict between the capital invested in his anvil, hammer and bellows, and the labor he performs with them, because in fact, there is none.
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Charles R. Swindoll
A family is a place where principles are hammered and honed on the anvil of everyday living.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ANVIL»

Discover the use of anvil in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to anvil and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Anvil!: The Story of Anvil
A bittersweet and frequently hilarious hymn to the human spirit, played loud in power chords, it is a story of true brotherly love, living the dream, and never giving up. Praise for the film documentary Anvil: The Story of Anvil:
Lips Reiner, Robb Reiner, 2009
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Anvil of Stars
A Ship of the Law travels the infinite enormity of space, carrying eighty-two young people: fighters, strategists, scientists, the children.
Greg Bear, 2014
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Anvil
A wasteland made habitable, the city of Kyara is a testament to the future's unlimited technology, but when a woman meets a violent death, her sister, Gabriel Kylie, begins a search for the truth about her death in this place filled with ...
Nicolas van Pallandt, 1998
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On the Anvil: Stories on Being Shaped Into God's Image
In this classic collection of inspirational readings, best-selling author Max Lucado takes us on a tour of the blacksmith's shop-examining every tool and looking in every corner, from the shelves to the workbench, from the water to the fire ...
Max Lucado, 2008
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The Devil's Anvil: The Assault on Peleliu
On September 15, 1944, General William Rupertus and the 16,000 Marines of the US 1st Marine Division moved toward Peleliu, an island 500 miles east of the Philippines.
James H. Hallas, 1994
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The Anvil
When an archaeologist and his voluptuous daughter convince him to lead them into the vast, brutal, unexplored sage and lava desert called the Anvil, he doesn't know what is following them, and is unprepared for what they'll find.
Dean Davies, 2008
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Anvil of Change
Seeing the future with ease, the Joon live a contented life.
Jack Dash, 2010
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Over the Anvil We Stretch
Anis Mojgani has drawn a map of the country in the shape of his wild surreal poems. These are memories of a life, captured through the blue green filter of the bayou.
Anis Mojgani, 2013
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New Edge of the Anvil: A Resource Book for the Blacksmith
A stand used to hold work, called the blacksmith's helper. Excessive pitting, chips on the edges and cracks in the face of the anvil are major problems. In some cases the chips or pits can be welded with the appropriate materials and redressed.
‎1994
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Pandora's Legions
Complacently expanding for centuries without major obstacles, the benevolent Centran Empire comes across Earth.
Christopher Anvil, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ANVIL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term anvil is used in the context of the following news items.
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School regulatory body on anvil, AUPA seeks represenation
DEHRADUN: The state government has decided to set up a school regulatory body, on the lines of a redressal commission, to regulate the fee ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
2
New subscriber database on anvil to check insurance fraud
Insurance fraudsters beware! With insurance frauds rising at a fast pace, a monitoring network and a subscriber database is being set up to ... «mydigitalfc.com, Jul 15»
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Quick Smoke: Crowned Heads The Angel's Anvil Toro
I certainly enjoyed The Angel's Anvil and thought it worth the $10.50 price, but I find several other Crowned Heads offerings to be more ... «Stogie Guys Online Cigar Magazine, Jul 15»
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Spectrum sharing and trading guidelines on the anvil: Ravi Shankar …
NEW DELHI: The Government is in the process of finalising the spectrum sharing and trading guidelines and is working towards creating an ... «Indiantelevision.com, Jul 15»
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Vehicle planning: Cash-for-clunkers type scheme on the anvil, says …
The government is considering giving financial incentives to those willing to discard their old cars under a new policy, transport minister Nitin ... «The Indian Express, Jul 15»
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Moodies star to perform at Anvil
MOODY Blues singer and guitarist Justin Hayward is going on his first ever solo tour of the UK and plays The Anvil in Basingstoke on Tuesday, ... «Daily Echo, Jul 15»
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CBDT, BNP Paribas sign taxation rate agreement, eight more APAs …
CBDT, BNP Paribas sign taxation rate agreement, eight more APAs with IT companies on the anvil. By Sachin Dave, ET Bureau | 4 Jul, 2015, ... «Economic Times, Jul 15»
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Elimination of all tax exemptions for firms on anvil
The government will come out with a first draft of the roadmap to eliminate all tax exemptions for companies in the next six weeks, revenue ... «mydigitalfc.com, Jul 15»
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New rules on anvil for infra works near coal plants
The Environment Ministry wants all construction projects, including the building of new roads, bridges, flyovers, or embankments to be ... «The Indian Express, Jun 15»
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New bill on sand mining on the anvil: Javadekar
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) The government proposes to introduce soon a new “sustainable sand mining” bill to curb illegal mining in river beds ... «CanIndia News, Jun 15»

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