Definitions for al

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

al-

  1. var. of ad- before

    l: allure.

    Category: Affix

-al

  1. a suffix with the general sense “of the kind of, pertaining to, having the form or character of” that named by the stem, occurring in loanwords from Latin (autumnal; natural; pastoral), and productive in English on the Latin model, usu. with bases of Latin origin (accidental; seasonal; tribal).

    Category: Affix

    Ref: Compare -ical, -ar1, 2 1 -ial.

Origin of -al:

< L -ālis, -āle

-al

  1. a suffix forming nouns from verbs, usu. verbs of French or Latin origin:

    denial; refusal.

    Category: Affix

Origin of -al:

< L -āle (sing.), -ālia (pl.), nominalized neut. of -ālis -al1; often r. ME -aille < OF < L -ālia

-al

  1. a suffix used in the names of chemical compounds that contain an aldehyde group:

    acetal; furfural.

    Category: Chemistry, Affix

Origin of -al:

prob. extracted from chloral

AL

  1. Alabama.

  2. Anglo-Latin.

    Category: Peoples

Al*

  1. aluminum.

    Category: Chemistry

* Chem. Symbol..

AL

al.

  1. other things.

  2. other persons.

Origin of al.:

< L alia]; [< L aliī

A.L.

  1. American League.

    Category: Sport

  2. American Legion.

    Category: Titles, Associations, Organizations

Princeton's WordNet

  1. aluminum, aluminium, Al, atomic number 13(noun)

    a silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite

  2. Alabama, Heart of Dixie, Camellia State, AL(noun)

    a state in the southeastern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War

Wiktionary

  1. Al(ProperNoun)

    A diminutive of the male given names Alan, Albert, Alex, Alexander, Alfred, and other names beginning with Al-.

  2. Origin: See although.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Al(adj)

    all

  2. Al

    although; if


Translations for al

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

already(adverb)

before a particular time; previously

I had already gone when Tom arrived; I don't want that book; – I've read it already.

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