• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Anabasis A journey or expedition up from the coast, like that of the younger Cyrus into Central Asia, described by Xenophon in his work called “The Anabasis.” "The anabasis of Napoleon."
    • Anabasis (Med) The first period, or increase, of a disease; augmentation.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n anabasis A going up, especially a military advance: opposed to catabasis. Specifically, the title of a work in which Xenophon narrates the experiences of the Greek mercenaries of Cyrus the Younger in his attempt in 401 b. c. to dethrone his brother, Artaxerxes II., king of Persia.
    • n anabasis Hence Any military expedition: as,“the anabasis of Napoleon,” “General Sherman's great anabasis,”
    • n anabasis The course of a disease from the commencement to the climax.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Anabasis an-ab′a-sis a military advance into the interior of a country—specially the title of the famous story of the unfortunate expedition of Cyrus the Younger against his brother Artaxerxes, and of the retreat of his 10,000 Greek allies under the conduct of Xenophon.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. , fr. to go up; up + to go
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr.; made up of ana, up, and bain-ein, to go.


In literature:

See Xenophon, Anabasis, l. vii.
"The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 1" by Edward Gibbon
Xenophon, Anabasis, l. iii.
"The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 2" by Edward Gibbon
The ANABASIS is the work on which his fame as an historian chiefly rests.
"A Smaller History of Greece" by William Smith
The story of their march across the desert is a modern Anabasis.
"Jefferson and his Colleagues" by Allen Johnson
In 1869 he learned Greek, and was proud of being able to read the "Anabasis" in a few months.
"Essays on Russian Novelists" by William Lyon Phelps
At Harvard, he had read the Anabasis on compulsion, but now he read it with zest.
"Little Journeys To the Homes of the Great, Volume 3 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
An unbroken stream of profanity floated back to mark his anabasis.
"The Sheriff's Son" by William MacLeod Raine
Anabasis, Xenophon, iii, 119.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 14" by Elbert Hubbard
Mr. Fluxion had never written a Greek Grammar, compiled a Greek Reader, and edited the Anabasis.
"Dikes and Ditches" by Oliver Optic
The Anabasis of Xenophon.
"The World's Best Books" by Frank Parsons
And yet, though most know of his Anabasis, how few have really grasped the picturesque points of his grand sweep on India.
"India Through the Ages" by Flora Annie Steel
Mentioned by Xenophon in the 'Anabasis.
"A Literary and Historical Atlas of Asia" by J. G. Bartholomew