Definitions for al
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
var. of ad- before
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).
Ref: Compare -ical, -ar1, 2 1 -ial.
Origin of -al:
< L -ālis, -āle
a suffix forming nouns from verbs, usu. verbs of French or Latin origin:
Origin of -al:
< L -āle (sing.), -ālia (pl.), nominalized neut. of -ālis -al1; often r. ME -aille < OF < L -ālia
a suffix used in the names of chemical compounds that contain an aldehyde group:
Category: Chemistry, Affix
Origin of -al:
prob. extracted from chloral
* Chem. Symbol..
Origin of al.:
< L alia]; [< L aliī
Category: Titles, Associations, Organizations
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
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.
Anagrams of al
la, La, LA, La., lä
Translations for al
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
before a particular time; previously
I had already gone when Tom arrived; I don't want that book; – I've read it already.
- klaar, reedsAfrikaans
- سَابِقَاً، قَبْل الآن، قَد، الآنArabic
- jáPortuguese (BR)
- قبلاً؛ پیش از اینکهFarsi
- पहले सेHindi
- (nú) þegarIcelandic
- alt, alleredeNorwegian
- قبلاً؛ پیش از اینکهPersian
- پخوا، مخکی لدی چیPashto
- zaten, bileTurkish
- 已經Chinese (Trad.)
- پہلے ہیUrdu
- 已经Chinese (Simp.)
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