Definitions for ALASəˈlæs, əˈlɑs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•lasəˈlæs, əˈlɑs(interj.)

  1. (used as an exclamation to express sorrow, pity, concern, apprehension, etc.)

Origin of alas:

1225–75; ME < OF (h)a las!=(h)aah+las wretched < L lassus weary; cf. alack

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unfortunately, unluckily, regrettably, alas(adverb)

    by bad luck

    "unfortunately it rained all day"; "alas, I cannot stay"


  1. alas(Interjection)

    Used to express sorrow, regret, compassion or grief.

  2. Origin: From a las (French hélas), from a + las, from lassus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alas

    an exclamation expressive of sorrow, pity, or apprehension of evil; -- in old writers, sometimes followed by day or white; alas the day, like alack a day, or alas the white

Anagrams of ALAS

  1. aals, Lasa

  2. Aals

Translations for ALAS

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


towards or in a low or lower position, level or state

He climbed down to the bottom of the ladder.

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