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AWOL abbreviation of "absent without leave," absent without permission from assigned military duty, but not necessarily with the intention of deserting.
awry off center; twisted or turned. [2 definitions]
ax a heavy cutting tool with a blade mounted at the end of a long handle, used esp. for chopping wood. [4 definitions]
axes1 pl. of axis.
axes2 pl. of ax.
axial of, concerning, or functioning as an axis. [2 definitions]
axil the upper angle between a leaf, flower, twig, or the like, and the stem or branch from which it grows.
axilla an armpit or a corresponding part, such as the area under a bird's wing. [2 definitions]
axillar (usu. pl.) any of the feathers that grow under a bird's wing. [2 definitions]
axillary in anatomy, of, relating to, or in the region of the axilla. [3 definitions]
axiology a branch of philosophy that examines the nature of value and various types of values, as in morals, metaphysics, religion, or the like.
axiom an obvious or generally accepted principle. [2 definitions]
axiomatic of, relating to, or resembling an axiom; unquestionably true; self-evident. [2 definitions]
axis a straight line that serves as the unmoving center about which a body or figure turns. [4 definitions]
axle a supporting bar or shaft on which, or by means of which, a wheel or wheels turn.
axletree an axle upon which the wheels of a cart or animal-powered vehicle turn.
Axminster carpet a type of carpet that has a stiff, ribbed jute backing and a long soft pile of cut wool.
axolotl any of various salamanders esp. of the southwestern United States and Mexico that mature sexually and breed while in the larval stage, still having gills.
axon the part of a nerve cell that conducts impulses away from the cell body.
ayah in India, a native nursemaid or maidservant, esp. for children or women.
ayatollah in the Shiite religion, a title awarded to a leader advanced in the study of Islamic law.