Crossword clues for tropical
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Month \Month\ (m[u^]nth), n. [OE. month, moneth, AS. m[=o]n[eth], m[=o]na[eth]; akin to m[=o]na moon, and to D. maand month, G. monat, OHG. m[=a]n[=o]d, Icel. m[=a]nu[eth]r, m[=a]na[eth]r, Goth. m[=e]n[=o][thorn]s. [root]272. See Moon.] One of the twelve portions into which the year is divided; the twelfth part of a year, corresponding nearly to the length of a synodic revolution of the moon, -- whence the name. In popular use, a period of four weeks is often called a month. Note: In the common law, a month is a lunar month, or twenty-eight days, unless otherwise expressed. --Blackstone. In the United States the rule of the common law is generally changed, and a month is declared to mean a calendar month. --Cooley's Blackstone. A month mind. (a) A strong or abnormal desire. [Obs.] --Shak. (b) A celebration made in remembrance of a deceased person a month after death. --Strype. Calendar months, the months as adjusted in the common or Gregorian calendar; April, June, September, and November, containing 30 days, and the rest 31, except February, which, in common years, has 28, and in leap years 29. Lunar month, the period of one revolution of the moon, particularly a synodical revolution; but several kinds are distinguished, as the synodical month, or period from one new moon to the next, in mean length 29 d. 12 h. 44 m. 2.87 s.; the nodical month, or time of revolution from one node to the same again, in length 27 d. 5 h. 5 m. 36 s.; the sidereal, or time of revolution from a star to the same again, equal to 27 d. 7 h. 43 m. 1
5 s.; the anomalistic, or time of revolution from perigee to perigee again, in length 27 d. 13 h. 18 m. 37.4 s.; and the tropical, or time of passing from any point of the ecliptic to the same again, equal to 27 d. 7 h. 43 m. 4.7 s.
Solar month, the time in which the sun passes through one sign of the zodiac, in mean length 30 d. 10 h. 29 m. 4.1 s.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
a. 1 Of or (l/en: pertaining) to the (l/en: tropics), the (l/en: equatorial) (l/en: region) between 23 (l/en: degrees) north and 23 degrees south. 2 From or similar to a hot (l/en: humid) climate, e.g. tropical fruit, tropical weather. 3 (context dated English) Pertaining to, involving, or of the nature of a (l/en: trope) or tropes; (l/en: metaphorical), (l/en: figurative). n. A tropical plant.
adj. relating to or situated in or characteristic of the tropics (the region on either side of the equator); "tropical islands"; "tropical fruit" [syn: tropic]
of or relating to the tropics, or either tropic; "tropical year"
characterized by or of the nature of a trope or tropes; changed from its literal sense
of weather or climate; hot and humid as in the tropics; "tropical weather" [syn: tropic]
Tropical (successor to Alfa) is a Greek manufacturer involved in machinery and vehicle development and production. Its history is characteristic of a company which has made significant efforts to evolve in a country that effectively forbids production of locally developed passenger cars.
To be tropical is to relate to a region of the Earth by the Equator.
Tropical may also refer to:
- Tropical (music), a music genre featuring complex, syncopated rhythms
- Tropical (vehicles), a Greek manufacturer
- Tropicale (ship)
- Tropical geometry, a mathematical area studying geometry over the tropical semiring
Tropical is an EP by Shit and Shine, released on 14 October 2014 by Gangsigns.
Usage examples of "tropical".
She slid her hand into her valise and drew out the cloth bag that held her collection of shells, putting them one after another onto the dark drape of the cloak that covered her lap so she could touch the beguiling tropical contours.
Every few minutes a volley of leaping bonito would burst through the surface and arc in glittering silver parabolas through the brilliant tropical sunshine.
As Keela knew the trail, so surely from the rank, tropical vegetation of the great Southern marshland she knew the art of wresting food.
Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine, the Microbiology Research Establishment at Porton Down in England, the World Health Organization.
There were three main rooms, one for Cattleyas Laelias and hybrids, one for Odontoglossums, Oncidiums and Miltonia hybrids, and the tropical room.
And best of all, even after we had been through the tropical room, she liked a little thing I had never looked at twice, a Miltonia blueanaeximina.
Manuel and Mono that General Steenhur had ordered that they be issued with tropical kit very shortly.
A tropical scene, luxuriant with tangled overgrowth and impressive in the grandeur of its phenomena, may more decisively arrest our attention than an English landscape with its green corn lands and plenteous homesteads.
There were no windows, so to give an illusion of light and space one wall was covered in a huge photogram showing a tropical beach, with bright blue sky and white sand and coconut palms.
These plants, as well as the great abundance of aquatic forms such as the amphibians and the phytosaurs, suggest a wet and tropical environment in Chinle times.
At this point indicated on the planisphere one of these currents was rolling, the Kuro-Scivo of the Japanese, the Black River, which, leaving the Gulf of Bengal, where it is warmed by the perpendicular rays of a tropical sun, crosses the Straits of Malacca along the coast of Asia, turns into the North Pacific to the Aleutian Islands, carrying with it trunks of camphor-trees and other indigenous productions, and edging the waves of the ocean with the pure indigo of its warm water.
There was no evidence of the plantlike sea creatures that populated more tropical waters.
Beyond the harbor the blue Caribbean twinkled with all its tropical beauty, but like an ugly sentinel, a symbol of war amid peace, Sargon could see the outline of Diamond Rock which a century ago the British had fortified and held for a short while against the French.
But in this seasonless tropical forest, perpetually abundant, there was no need for their breeding cycles to be synchronized.
He could see Katherine Craig in the pool, taking dives from the high board, and he idly admired the beautiful slow arch of her body, snug in a bright, shimmery orange and yellow bathing suit, flying out like a tropical bird, outlined first against the dazzling blue dome of the sky and then the brilliant, black-lined turquoise bottom of the pool.