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Ala Tau
geographical name several mountain ranges of the Tian Shan E Kazakhstan & Kyrgyzstan around & NE of Issyk Kul
Alabama
geographical name 1. river 315 miles (507 kilometers) S Alabama flowing SW into Tensaw & Mobile rivers — see Tallapoosa 2. state SE United States capital Montgomery area ...
Alabaman
adjective or noun see Alabama
Alabamian
adjective or noun see Alabama
alabaster
noun Etymology: Middle English alabastre, from Anglo-French albastre, from Latin alabaster vase of alabaster, from Greek alabastros Date: 14th century 1. a compact ...
Alabaster
geographical name city central Alabama S of Birmingham population 22,619
alabastrine
adjective see alabaster
alachlor
noun Etymology: ala- (perhaps from rearranged letters of acetanilide) + chlor- Date: 1971 an herbicide C14H20ClNO2 that is an acetanilide derivative used to control grasses ...
alack
interjection Etymology: Middle English Date: 15th century — used to express sorrow or regret
alacritous
adjective see alacrity
alacrity
noun Etymology: Latin alacritas, from alacr-, alacer lively, eager Date: 15th century promptness in response ; cheerful readiness • alacritous adjective
Aladdin
noun Date: 1747 a youth in the Arabian Nights' Entertainments who comes into possession of a magic lamp
Alagoas
geographical name state NE Brazil capital Maceió area 11,238 square miles (29,184 square kilometers), population 2,512,515
Alai
geographical name mountain range SW Kyrgyzstan; highest peak 19,554 feet (5960 meters)
alameda
noun Etymology: Spanish, from álamo poplar Date: 1797 a public promenade bordered with trees
Alameda
geographical name city & port W California on island in San Francisco Bay near Oakland population 72,259
Alamein, El
geographical name — see El Alamein
Alamogordo
geographical name city S New Mexico population 35,582
Alanbrooke
biographical name Viscount — see Sir Alan Francis Brooke
Åland
or Ahvenanmaa geographical name 1. archipelago SW Finland in Baltic Sea capital Mariehamn 2. island, chief of this group
Alania
or North Ossetia geographical name autonomous republic SE Russia in Europe on the N slopes of Caucasus Mountains capital Vladikavkaz area 3089 square miles (8001 square ...
alanine
noun Etymology: German Alanin, irregular from Aldehyd aldehyde Date: circa 1879 a simple nonessential crystalline amino acid C3H7NO2
alanyl
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary alanine + -yl Date: circa 1928 the amino acid radical or residue of alanine
alar
adjective see ala
Alarcón, de
biographical name Pedro Antonio 1833-1891 Spanish writer & statesman
Alaric
biographical name circa 370-410 Visigoth king; conqueror of Rome
Alaric II
biographical name died 507 Visigoth king; issued legal code
alarm
I. noun also alarum Etymology: Middle English alarme, alarom, from Middle French alarme, from Old Italian all'arme, literally, to the arms Date: 14th century 1. (usually ...
alarm clock
noun Date: 1662 a clock that can be set to sound an alarm at a desired time
alarm reaction
noun Date: 1936 the initial reaction of an organism (as increased hormonal activity) to stress
alarmingly
adverb see alarm II
alarmism
noun Date: 1867 the often unwarranted exciting of fears or warning of danger • alarmist noun or adjective
alarmist
noun or adjective see alarmism
alarum
I. noun see alarm I II. transitive verb see alarm II
alarums and excursions
noun plural Date: 1592 1. martial sounds and the movement of soldiers across the stage — used as a stage direction in Elizabethan drama 2. clamor, excitement, and feverish ...
alary
adjective see ala
alas
interjection Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from a ah + las weary, from Latin lassus — more at lassitude Date: 13th century — used to express unhappiness, ...
Alas
abbreviation Alaska
Alaşehir
or ancient Philadelphia geographical name city W Turkey 75 miles (121 kilometers) E of Izmir population 36,535
Alaska
geographical name state (territory 1912-59) of the United States NW North America capital Juneau area 591,004 square miles (1,530,700 square kilometers), population 626,932 ...
Alaska Peninsula
geographical name peninsula SW Alaska SW of Cook Inlet
Alaska Range
geographical name mountain range S Alaska extending from Alaska Peninsula to Yukon boundary — see McKinley (Mount)
Alaska time
noun Date: 1945 the time of the ninth time zone west of Greenwich that includes most of Alaska
Alaska, Gulf of
geographical name inlet of the Pacific off S Alaska between Alaska Peninsula on W & Alexander Archipelago on E
Alaskan
adjective or noun see Alaska
Alaskan malamute
noun Date: 1938 any of a breed of powerful heavy-coated deep-chested dogs of Alaskan origin that have erect ears, heavily cushioned feet, and a bushy tail
alate
I. adjective Etymology: Latin alatus, from ala Date: 1668 having wings or a winglike part II. noun Date: 1941 a winged insect (as an ant or termite) of a kind having ...
Álava
geographical name province N Spain S of Vizcaya; in Basque Country capital Vitoria area 1176 square miles (3046 square kilometers), population 272,447
Alava, Cape
geographical name cape NW Washington S of Cape Flattery; westernmost point of conterminous United States, at 124°44′W
Alawi
also Alawite noun Etymology: Arabic ‘alawī, from the caliph ‘Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib, central figure in Shia Islam Date: 1930 a member of a religious sect living mainly in ...
Alawite
noun see Alawi
alb
noun Etymology: Middle English albe, from Old English, from Medieval Latin alba, from Latin, feminine of albus white; akin to Greek alphos white leprous spot Date: before 12th ...
Alb
abbreviation Albania; Albanian
Alba Longa
geographical name ancient city central Italy SE of Rome
Albacete
geographical name 1. province SE Spain N of Murcia province area 5737 square miles (14,859 square kilometers), population 342,677 2. commune, its capital population 130,023
albacore
noun (plural -core or -cores) Etymology: Portuguese albacor, from Arabic al-bakūra the albacore Date: 1579 a large pelagic tuna (Thunnus alalunga) with long pectoral fins ...
Alban Hills
or ancient Albanus Mons geographical name mountain group Italy SE of Rome
Albania
geographical name 1. ancient country Europe in E Caucasus region on W side of Caspian Sea 2. country S Europe in Balkan Peninsula on the Adriatic; a republic capital Tiranë ...
Albanian
noun Date: 1579 1. a native or inhabitant of Albania 2. the Indo-European language of the Albanian people — see Indo-European languages table • Albanian adjective
Albano, Lake
or ancient Albanus Lacus geographical name lake Italy SE of Rome
Albanus Lacus
geographical name see Albano, Lake
Albanus Mons
geographical name see Alban Hills
Albany
geographical name 1. city SW Georgia population 76,939 2. city capital of New York on Hudson River population 95,658 3. city NW Oregon S of Salem population 40,852 4. ...
albatross
noun (plural -tross or -trosses) Etymology: probably alteration of obsolete alcatrace frigate bird, from Spanish or Portuguese alcatraz pelican, from Arabic al-ghaṭṭās, a ...
albedo
noun (plural -dos) Etymology: Late Latin, whiteness, from Latin albus Date: circa 1859 reflective power; specifically the fraction of incident radiation (as light) that is ...
Albee
biographical name Edward Franklin 1928- American dramatist
albeit
conjunction Etymology: Middle English, literally, all though it be Date: 14th century conceding the fact that ; even though ; although
Albemarle
biographical name Duke of — see George Monck
Albemarle Sound
geographical name inlet of the Atlantic NE North Carolina
Albéniz
biographical name Isaac 1860-1909 Spanish pianist & composer
Albers
biographical name Josef 1888-1976 American (German-born) painter
Albert
biographical name Carl Bert 1908-2000 American politician
Albert I
biographical name 1875-1934 king of Belgium (1909-34)
Albert Nile
geographical name — see Nile
Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
biographical name 1819-1861 prince consort of Queen Victoria of Great Britain (1840-61)
Albert, Lake
geographical name lake 100 miles (161 kilometers) long E Africa between Uganda & Democratic Republic of the Congo in course of the Victoria Nile
Alberta
geographical name province W Canada capital Edmonton area 246,422 square miles (638,232 square kilometers), population 2,974,807 • Albertan adjective or noun
Albertan
adjective or noun see Alberta
Albertus Magnus
biographical name Saint circa 1200-1280 Albert Count von Bollstädt German philosopher & theologian
Albertville
geographical name — see Kalemie
Albi
geographical name commune S France NE of Toulouse population 48,707
Albigenses
noun plural Etymology: Medieval Latin, plural of Albigensis, literally, inhabitant of Albi, from Albiga (Albi), France Date: 1580 members of a Catharistic sect of southern ...
Albigensian
adjective or noun see Albigenses
Albigensianism
noun see Albigenses
albinism
noun Date: 1836 the condition of an albino • albinistic adjective
albinistic
adjective see albinism
albino
noun (plural -nos) Etymology: Portuguese, from Spanish, from albo white, from Latin albus Date: 1777 an organism exhibiting deficient pigmentation; especially a human being ...
Albinoni
biographical name Tomaso Giovanni 1671-1751 Italian composer
albinotic
adjective Etymology: albino + -tic (as in melanotic) Date: 1872 1. of, relating to, or affected with albinism 2. tending toward albinism
Albion
noun Etymology: Latin Date: before 12th century 1. Great Britain 2. England
albite
noun Etymology: Swedish albit, from Latin albus Date: circa 1843 a triclinic usually white mineral of the feldspar group consisting of a sodium aluminum silicate • albitic ...
albitic
adjective see albite
Alboin
biographical name died 572 Lombard king (circa 565-572)
Ålborg
or Aalborg geographical name city & port Denmark in NE Jutland population 155,664
Albright
biographical name Madeleine 1937- née Korbel United States secretary of state (1997-2001)
Albucasis
biographical name — see abū al-qasim
album
noun Etymology: Latin, a white tablet, from neuter of albus Date: 1612 1. a. a book with blank pages used for making a collection (as of autographs, stamps, or ...
albumen
noun Etymology: Late Latin, from Latin albus Date: 1599 1. the white of an egg — see egg illustration 2. albumin
albumin
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary albumen + -in Date: 1869 any of numerous simple heat-coagulable water-soluble proteins that occur in blood plasma or serum, ...
albuminous
adjective Date: 1791 relating to, containing, or having the properties of albumen or albumin
albuminuria
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1842 the presence of albumin in the urine often symptomatic of kidney disease • albuminuric adjective
albuminuric
adjective see albuminuria
Albuquerque
geographical name city central New Mexico population 448,607 • Albuquerquean noun
Albuquerque, de
biographical name Afonso 1453-1515 Portuguese viceroy & conqueror in India
Albuquerquean
noun see Albuquerque
albuterol
noun Etymology: probably from 2alpha + butyl + tertiary + diol Date: 1972 a drug C13H21NO3 used to treat asthma as an aerosol or as the sulfate in tablet form
alc
abbreviation alcohol
Alcaeus
biographical name circa 620-circa 580 B.C. Greek poet
alcaic
adjective Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Late Latin Alcaicus of Alcaeus, from Greek Alkaïkos, from Alkaios Alcaeus, fl ab 600 B.C. Greek poet Date: circa 1637 relating ...
alcaide
or alcayde noun Etymology: Spanish alcaide, from Arabic al-qā'id the captain Date: 1502 a commander of a castle or fortress (as among Spaniards, Portuguese, or Moors)
alcalde
noun Etymology: Spanish, from Arabic al-qāḍī the judge Date: 1565 the chief administrative and judicial officer or the mayor of a town in a Spanish-speaking country or ...
Alcamo
geographical name commune Italy in NW Sicily population 43,231
Alcatraz
geographical name island California in San Francisco Bay
alcayde
noun see alcaide
alcazar
noun Etymology: Spanish alcázar, from Arabic al-qaṣr the castle Date: circa 1615 a Spanish fortress or palace
Alcestis
noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Alkēstis Date: 14th century the wife of Admetus who dies for her husband and is restored to him by Hercules
alchemic
adjective see alchemy
alchemical
adjective see alchemy
alchemically
adverb see alchemy
alchemist
noun Date: 15th century a person who studies or practices alchemy • alchemistic also alchemistical adjective
alchemistic
adjective see alchemist
alchemistical
adjective see alchemist
alchemize
transitive verb (-mized; -mizing) Date: 1597 to change by alchemy ; transmute
alchemy
noun Etymology: Middle English alkamie, alquemie, from Middle French or Medieval Latin; Middle French alkimie, from Medieval Latin alchymia, from Arabic al-kīmiyā', from al the ...
Alcibiades
biographical name circa 450-404 B.C. Athenian general & politician
alcid
noun Etymology: New Latin Alcidae, from Alca type, genus, from Swedish alka auk, from Norwegian — more at auk Date: 1893 any of a family (Alcidae, the alcid family) of ...
Alcmene
noun Etymology: Greek Alkmēnē Date: 14th century the mother of Hercules by Zeus in the form of her husband Amphitryon
alcohol
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Medieval Latin, powdered antimony, from Old Spanish, from Arabic al-kuḥul the powdered antimony, from kuḥl kohl Date: 1672 1. a. ethanol ...
alcoholic
I. adjective Date: 1790 1. a. of, relating to, or caused by alcohol b. containing alcohol 2. affected with alcoholism • alcoholically adverb II. noun Date: circa ...
alcoholically
adverb see alcoholic I
alcoholism
noun Date: 1860 1. continued excessive or compulsive use of alcoholic drinks 2. a. poisoning by alcohol b. a chronic disorder marked by excessive and usually compulsive ...
Alcoran
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French or Medieval Latin; Middle French & Medieval Latin, from Arabic al-qur'ān, literally, the reading Date: 14th century archaic ...
Alcott
I. biographical name Amos Bronson 1799-1888 American teacher & philosopher II. biographical name Louisa May 1832-1888 daughter of A.B. American author
alcove
noun Etymology: French alcôve, from Spanish alcoba, from Arabic al-qubba the arch Date: 1676 1. a. a small recessed section of a room ; nook b. an arched opening (as in ...
alcoved
adjective see alcove
Alcoy
geographical name commune E Spain N of Alicante population 65,514
ALCS
abbreviation American League Championship Series
Alcuin
biographical name circa 732-804 Anglo-Saxon theologian & scholar
alcyonarian
noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek alkyoneion, a zoophyte, from neuter of alkyoneios of a kingfisher, from alkyon kingfisher; from its resemblance to a kingfisher's nest ...
Alcyone
noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Alkyonē Date: 14th century the brightest star in the Pleiades
ald
abbreviation alderman
ALD
abbreviation adrenoleukodystrophy
Alda
biographical name Frances 1883-1952 originally Frances Davies New Zealand-born soprano
Aldabra
geographical name island (atoll) NW Indian Ocean N of Madagascar; chief of Aldabra group belonging to Seychelles
Aldan
geographical name river 1393 miles (2241 kilometers) E Russia in Asia in Sakha Republic flowing into the Lena
Aldebaran
noun Etymology: Arabic al-dabarān, literally, the follower Date: 14th century a red star of the first magnitude that is seen in the eye of Taurus and is the brightest star ...
aldehyde
noun Etymology: German Aldehyd, from New Latin al. dehyd., abbreviation of alcohol dehydrogenatum dehydrogenated alcohol Date: circa 1846 acetaldehyde; broadly any of a class ...
aldehydic
adjective see aldehyde
Alden
biographical name John 1599?-1687 Mayflower Pilgrim
alder
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English alor; akin to Old High German elira alder, Latin alnus Date: before 12th century any of a genus (Alnus) of toothed-leaved ...
Alder
biographical name Kurt 1902-1958 German chemist
alderman
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English ealdorman, from ealdor parent (from eald old) + man — more at old Date: before 12th century 1. a person governing a kingdom, ...
aldermanic
adjective see alderman
Alderney
geographical name island in English Channel; northernmost of the Channel Islands capital St. Anne area 3 square miles (7.8 square kilometers), population 2086
Aldershot
geographical name town S England in NE Hampshire population 32,654
alderwoman
noun Etymology: alder- (as in alderman) + woman Date: 1768 a female member of a city legislative body
aldicarb
noun Etymology: probably from aldehyde + -i- + carbamate Date: 1970 a persistent highly toxic agricultural carbamate pesticide C7H14N2O2S used against insects, mites, and ...
aldol
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary aldehyde + 1-ol Date: 1874 a colorless beta-hydroxy aldehyde C4H8O2 used especially in organic synthesis; broadly any of ...
aldolase
noun Etymology: aldol + -ase Date: 1940 a crystalline enzyme that occurs widely in living systems and catalyzes reversibly the cleavage of a phosphorylated fructose into ...
aldolization
noun see aldol
aldose
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary aldehyde + -ose Date: 1894 a sugar containing in its acyclic form one aldehyde group per molecule
aldosterone
noun Etymology: aldehyde + -o- + -sterone Date: 1954 a steroid hormone C21H28O5 of the adrenal cortex that functions in the regulation of the salt and water balance of the ...
aldosteronism
noun Date: 1955 a condition that is characterized by excessive secretion of aldosterone and typically by loss of body potassium, muscular weakness, and elevated blood pressure
Aldrich
biographical name Thomas Bailey 1836-1907 American author
aldrin
noun Etymology: Kurt Alder died 1958 German chemist + English 1-in Date: 1949 a very poisonous formerly used cyclodiene insecticide C12H8Cl6
Aldrin
biographical name Edwin Eugene, Jr. 1930- American astronaut
ale
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English ealu; akin to Old Norse ǫl ale, Lithuanian alus Date: before 12th century 1. an alcoholic beverage brewed especially by rapid ...
alea jacta est
foreign term Etymology: Latin the die is cast
aleatoric
adjective Etymology: Latin aleatorius Date: 1961 characterized by chance or indeterminate elements
aleatory
adjective Etymology: Latin aleatorius of a gambler, from aleator gambler, from alea a dice game Date: 1693 1. depending on an uncertain event or contingency as to both profit ...
alee
adverb Date: 14th century on or toward the lee — compare aweather
alehouse
noun Date: before 12th century a place where ale is sold to be drunk on the premises
Aleichem
biographical name Sholem 1859-1916 pseudonym of Sholem Rabinowitz American (Russian-born) writer
Aleixandre
biographical name Vicente 1898-1984 Spanish poet
Aleksandar Obrenović
biographical name see Alexander III
Aleksandr
biographical name see Alexander II
Aleksandrovsk
geographical name — see Zaporizhzhya
Aleksandrovsk-Grushevski
geographical name — see Shakhty
Alemán
biographical name Mateo 1547-circa 1614 Spanish novelist
Alemán Valdés
biographical name Miguel 1902-1983 Mexican lawyer; president of Mexico (1946-52)
Alemannic
noun Etymology: ultimately from Late Latin Alemanni, Alamanni a confederation of Germanic tribes, from Germanic *ala- all + *mann- man — more at all, man Date: circa 1797 ...
Alembert, d'
biographical name Jean Le Rond 1717-1783 French mathematician & philosopher
alembic
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French & Medieval Latin; Middle French alambic & Medieval Latin alembicum, from Arabic al-anbīq, from al the + anbīq still, from ...
alençon
noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Alençon, France Date: 1865 a delicate needlepoint lace
Alençon
geographical name city NW France N of Le Mans population 32,917
aleph
noun Etymology: Hebrew āleph, probably from eleph ox Date: 14th century the 1st letter of the Hebrew alphabet — see alphabet table
aleph-null
noun Date: circa 1909 the number of elements in the set of all integers which is the smallest transfinite cardinal number
Aleppine
adjective or noun see Aleppo
Aleppo
or ancient Beroea geographical name city N Syria population 1,445,000 • Aleppine adjective or noun
alert
I. adjective Etymology: Italian all'erta, on the watch, literally, on the height Date: 1618 1. a. watchful and prompt to meet danger or emergency b. quick to perceive ...
alertly
adverb see alert I
alertness
noun see alert I
Alessandria
geographical name commune NW Italy population 90,475
aleurone
noun Etymology: German Aleuron, from Greek, flour; akin to Armenian ałam I grind Date: 1869 protein matter in the form of minute granules or grains occurring in seeds in ...
Aleut
noun Etymology: Russian Date: 1780 1. a member of a people of the Aleutian and Shumagin islands and the western part of Alaska Peninsula 2. the language of the Aleuts
Aleutian Islands
geographical name islands SW Alaska extending in an arc 1700 miles (2735 kilometers) SW & W from Alaska Peninsula — see Andreanof Islands, Fox Islands, Near Islands, Rat ...
Aleutian Range
geographical name mountain range SW Alaska, the SW extension of Alaska Range running along NW shore of Cook Inlet to SW tip of Alaska Peninsula with mountains of the Aleutian ...
alevin
noun Etymology: French, from Old French, from alever to lift up, rear (offspring), from Latin allevare, from ad- + levare to raise — more at lever Date: 1868 a young fish; ...
alewife
I. noun Date: 15th century a woman who keeps an alehouse II. noun (plural alewives) Etymology: perhaps alteration of obsolete allowes, a kind of shad, from French alose shad, ...
alexander
noun Usage: often capitalized Date: 1929 an iced cocktail made from crème de cacao, sweet cream, and gin or brandy
Alexander
I. biographical name name of 8 popes: especially VI (Rodrigo Borgia) 1431-1503 (pope 1492-1503) II. biographical name Russian Aleksandr name of 3 emperors of Russia: I ...
Alexander Archipelago
geographical name archipelago of about 1100 islands SE Alaska — see Admiralty Island, Baranof, Chichagof, Kupreanof, Prince of Wales Island 1, Revillagigedo Island
Alexander I
biographical name 1888-1934 king of Yugoslavia (1929-34)
Alexander I Island
geographical name island Antarctica W of base of Antarctic Peninsula
Alexander III of Macedon
biographical name 356-323 B.C. the Great king (336-323)
Alexander Nevsky
biographical name circa 1220-1263 Russian saint & military hero
Alexander Severus
biographical name A.D. 208-235 Roman emperor (222-235)
Alexandretta
geographical name — see Iskenderun
Alexandria
geographical name 1. city central Louisiana population 46,342 2. city N Virginia on the Potomac S of Washington, D.C. population 128,283 3. city & port N Egypt between Lake ...
Alexandrian
adjective Date: 1840 1. Hellenistic 2. of or relating to Alexander the Great
alexandrine
noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: French alexandrin, adjective, from Alexandre Alexander the Great; from its use in a poem on Alexander Date: 1667 a line of verse of ...
alexandrite
noun Etymology: German Alexandrit, from Alexander I Russian emperor Date: circa 1880 a grass-green chrysoberyl that shows a red color by transmitted or artificial light
alexia
noun Etymology: New Latin, from a- + Greek lexis speech, from legein to speak — more at legend Date: 1878 aphasia marked by loss of ability to read
Alexis I Mikhaylovich
biographical name 1629-1676 father of Peter the Great czar of Russia (1645-76)
Alexis Petrovich
biographical name 1690-1718 son of Peter the Great czarevitch of Russia
Alexius I Comnenus
biographical name 1048-1118 Byzantine emperor (1081-1118)
Alfa
Date: 1952 — a communications code word for the letter a
alfalfa
noun Etymology: Spanish, modification of Arabic dialect al-faṣfaṣa the alfalfa Date: 1845 a deep-rooted leguminous perennial plant (Medicago sativa) of southwestern Asia ...
alfalfa weevil
noun Date: 1912 a small dark brown European weevil (Hypera postica) that is now a widespread pest of alfalfa in North America
Alferov
biographical name Zhores Ivanovich 1930- Russian (Belarusian-born) physicist
Alfieri
biographical name Conte Vittorio 1749-1803 Italian tragic poet
Alfiós
geographical name see Alpheus II
Alföld
geographical name the central plain of Hungary
Alfonso XIII
biographical name 1886-1941 king of Spain (1886-1931)
alforja
noun Etymology: Spanish, from Arabic al-khurj Date: 1611 West saddlebag
Alfred
or Ælfred biographical name 849-899 the Great king of Wessex (871-899)
alfresco
adjective or adverb Etymology: Italian Date: 1753 taking place or located in the open air ; outdoor, outdoors
alga
noun (plural algae; also algas) Etymology: Latin, seaweed Date: 1551 a plant or plantlike organism of any of several phyla, divisions, or classes of chiefly aquatic usually ...
algaecide
noun see algicide
algal
adjective see alga
algaroba
or algarroba or algarrobo noun Etymology: Spanish algarroba, from Arabic al-kharrūba the carob Date: 1577 1. carob 1 2. [Mexican Spanish, from Spanish] mesquite; also its ...
algarroba
noun see algaroba
algarrobo
noun see algaroba
Algarve
geographical name medieval Moorish kingdom now a province of Portugal on S coast
algebra
noun Etymology: Medieval Latin, from Arabic al-jabr, literally, the reduction Date: 1551 1. a generalization of arithmetic in which letters representing numbers are combined ...
algebraic
adjective Date: 1662 1. relating to, involving, or according to the laws of algebra 2. involving only a finite number of repetitions of addition, subtraction, ...
algebraic number
noun Date: 1904 a root of an algebraic equation with rational coefficients
algebraically
adverb see algebraic
algebraist
noun see algebra
Algeciras
geographical name city & port SW Spain W of Gibraltar on Bay of Algeciras population 101,256
Alger
biographical name Horatio 1832-1899 American author
Algeria
geographical name country NW Africa bordering on the Mediterranean capital Algiers area 918,497 square miles (2,390,315 square kilometers), population 22,971,000 • Algerian ...
Algerian
adjective or noun see Algeria
Algerine
adjective or noun see Algiers
algicidal
adjective see algicide
algicide
or algaecide noun Date: 1904 an agent used to kill algae • algicidal adjective
algid
adjective Etymology: Latin algidus, from algēre to feel cold Date: circa 1623 cold
Algiers
geographical name 1. former Barbary State N Africa now Algeria 2. city & port capital of Algeria on Bay of Algiers (inlet of Mediterranean) population 1,365,400 • ...
algin
noun Etymology: alga + 1-in Date: 1883 any of various colloidal substances (as an alginate or alginic acid) derived from marine brown algae and used especially as emulsifiers ...
alginate
noun Date: circa 1909 a salt or ester of alginic acid
alginic acid
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary algin + 1-ic Date: 1885 an insoluble colloidal acid (C6H8O6)n that in the form of its salts is a constituent of the cell ...
Algoa Bay
geographical name inlet of Indian Ocean S Republic of South Africa on SE coast of Eastern Cape province
Algol
noun Etymology: Arabic al-ghūl, literally, the ghoul Date: 14th century a binary star in the constellation Perseus whose larger member orbits and eclipses the smaller ...
ALGOL
or Algol noun Etymology: algorithmic language Date: 1959 an algebraic computer programming language used especially in mathematical and scientific applications
algolagnia
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek algos pain + lagneia lust, from lagnos lustful — more at slack Date: circa 1900 a perversion (as sadism or masochism) characterized by ...
algolagniac
noun see algolagnia
algological
adjective see algology
algologist
noun see algology
algology
noun Date: 1849 phycology • algological adjective • algologist noun
Algonkian
noun see Algonquian
Algonkin
noun see Algonquian
Algonquian
or Algonquin or Algonkian; also Algonkin noun Etymology: Canadian French Algoumequin, Algonquin, perhaps from Malecite-Passamaquoddy (Algonquian language of Maine and New ...
Algonquin
geographical name village NE Illinois NW of Chicago population 23,276
algorithm
noun Etymology: alteration of Middle English algorisme, from Old French & Medieval Latin; Old French, from Medieval Latin algorismus, from Arabic al-khuwārizmi, from ...

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