Definitions for al
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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 for gender, plurality, or grammatical case. The sound of the final -l consonant, however, can vary; when followed by a sun letter such as t, d, r, s, n and a few others, it is replaced by the sound of the initial consonant of the following noun, thus doubling it. For example: for "the Nile", one does not say al-Nīl, but an-Nīl. When followed by a moon letter, like m-, no replacement occurs, as in al-masjid.
la, La, LA, La., lä
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