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adobe a building material of sun-dried clay mixed with straw, usu. made into bricks. [3 definitions]
adolescence the period between puberty and adulthood. [2 definitions]
adolescent of the period between puberty and adulthood. [3 definitions]
Adolf Hitler the Austrian-born chancellor and dictator in Nazi Germany in 1933-45 (b.1889--d.1945).
Adonis in Greek mythology, a young man loved by Aphrodite because of his great beauty. [2 definitions]
adopt to take on as one's own (a manner, style, or point of view). [3 definitions]
adoptable combined form of adopt.
adoption the act or fact of becoming the legal parent of another person's child, or the act or condition of being thus adopted as another's child. [2 definitions]
adoptive of or pertaining to adoption. [2 definitions]
adorable deserving of being liked or admired; lovable. [2 definitions]
adoration the act or condition of adoring or worshiping. [3 definitions]
adore to worship as a divinity. [4 definitions]
adorn to beautify, as with ornaments. [2 definitions]
adornment the act of adorning or state of being adorned. [2 definitions]
ADP a biochemical compound involved in the storing and releasing of energy in all living cells; adenosine diphosphate. (Cf. ATP.)
adrenal of or pertaining to glands located near the kidneys that produce the hormone epinephrine. [3 definitions]
adrenal gland either of two small glands of different shapes, located above the kidneys, that secrete adrenaline and various steroid hormones.
Adrenalin trademark for the synthesized or extracted form of epinephrine.
adrenaline the hormone secreted by the adrenal glands; epinephrine.
adrenocorticotropic able to stimulate the cortex of the adrenal glands.
Adriatic Sea an extension of the Mediterranean between Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Croatia.