What does ala mean?

Definitions for alaˈeɪ lə; ˈeɪ li

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word ala.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ala(noun)

    a flat wing-shaped process or winglike part of an organism

    "the alae of the nose"; "the alae of a maple seed"; "the flat petals of a pea blossom are alae"

  2. ala(noun)

    a wing of an insect

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ala(noun)

    a winglike organ, or part

  2. Origin: [L., a wing.]


  1. ALA

    An Ala was the term used during the mid- Roman Republic to denote a military formation composed of conscripts from the socii, Rome's Italian military allies. A normal consular army during this period consisted of 2 legions, composed of Roman citizens only, and 2 allied alae. Alae were somewhat larger than normal legions. From the time of the first Roman emperor, Augustus, the term ala was used in the professional imperial army to denote a much smaller, purely cavalry unit of the non-citizen auxilia corps, see Ala.

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  1. aal , AAL


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ala in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ala in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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