Definitions for al
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word al
aluminum, aluminium, Al, atomic number 13(noun)
a silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite
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
the chemical symbol for aluminum.
A diminutive of the male given names Alan, Albert, Alex, Alexander, Alfred, and other names beginning with Al-.
Origin: See although.
Arabic definite article
Al- is the definite article in the Arabic language; a particle whose function is to render the noun on which it is prefixed definite. For example, the word كتاب kitāb "book" can be made definite by prefixing it with al-, resulting in الكتاب al-kitāb "the book". Consequently, al- is typically translated as the in English. Unlike most other particles in Arabic, al- is always prefixed to another word and it never stands alone. Consequently, most dictionaries will not list it as a separate word, and it is almost invariably ignored in collation. By the same token, al- is not a permanent component of the word to which it is prefixed. It is added and removed to toggle between the definiteness and indefiniteness of the word. As a particle, al- does not inflect at all–not for gender, plurality, grammatical case, etc.
la, La, LA, La., lä
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