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allotrope
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, back-formation from allotropy Date: 1876 a form showing allotropy
allotropic
adjective see allotropy
allotropy
noun (plural -pies) Date: 1850 the existence of a substance and especially an element in two or more different forms (as of crystals) usually in the same phase • allotropic ...
allottee
noun Date: 1846 one to whom an allotment is made
allotter
noun see allot
allotype
noun Date: 1960 an alloantigen that is part of a plasma protein (as an antibody) • allotypic adjective • allotypically adverb • allotypy noun
allotypic
adjective see allotype
allotypically
adverb see allotype
allotypy
noun see allotype
allover
I. adjective Date: 1796 covering the whole extent or surface II. noun Date: 1838 1. an embroidered, printed, or lace fabric with a design covering most of the surface 2. ...
allow
verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French aluer, alouer to place, apportion, allow, from Middle French allocare — more at allocate Date: 14th century transitive verb ...
allowable
adjective Date: 15th century permissible • allowably adverb
allowably
adverb see allowable
allowance
I. noun Date: 14th century 1. a. a share or portion allotted or granted b. a sum granted as a reimbursement or bounty or for expenses ; especially a sum regularly ...
allowedly
adverb Date: 1602 by allowance ; admittedly
alloxan
noun Etymology: German, from Allantoin + Oxalsäure oxalic acid + -an Date: 1853 a crystalline compound C4H2N2O4 causing diabetes mellitus when injected into experimental ...
alloy
I. noun Etymology: French aloi, from Old French alei, from aleir to combine, from Latin alligare to bind — more at ally Date: 1604 1. the degree of mixture with base metals ...
allspice
noun Date: 1621 1. the berry of a West Indian tree (Pimenta dioica) of the myrtle family; also the allspice tree 2. a mildly pungent and aromatic spice prepared from dried ...
Allston
biographical name Washington 1779-1843 American painter
allude
intransitive verb (alluded; alluding) Etymology: Latin alludere, literally, to play with, from ad- + ludere to play — more at ludicrous Date: 1533 to make indirect reference ...
allure
I. transitive verb (allured; alluring) Etymology: Middle English aluren, from Middle French alurer, from Old French, from a- (from Latin ad-) + lure, leure lure — more at ...
allurement
noun see allure I
alluringly
adverb see allure I
allusion
noun Etymology: Late Latin allusion-, allusio, from Latin alludere Date: 1548 1. an implied or indirect reference especially in literature; also the use of such references ...
allusive
adjective see allusion
allusively
adverb see allusion
allusiveness
noun see allusion
alluvial
I. adjective Date: 1802 relating to, composed of, or found in alluvium II. noun Date: 1841 an alluvial deposit
alluvial fan
noun Date: 1873 the alluvial deposit of a stream where it issues from a gorge upon a plain or of a tributary stream at its junction with the main stream
alluvion
noun Etymology: Latin alluvion-, alluvio, from alluere to flow past, deposit (of water), from ad- + lavere to wash — more at lye Date: 1536 1. the wash or flow of water ...
alluvium
noun (plural -viums or alluvia) Etymology: Medieval Latin, alteration of Latin alluvio Date: circa 1656 clay, silt, sand, gravel, or similar detrital material deposited by ...
ally
I. verb (allied; allying) Etymology: Middle English allien, from Anglo-French alier, from Latin alligare to bind to, from ad- + ligare to bind — more at ligature Date: 14th ...
allyl
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin allium garlic Date: 1854 being or containing the unsaturated monovalent radical CH2CHCH2–
allylic
adjective Date: 1857 involving or characteristic of an allyl radical
Alma
geographical name 1. river 50 miles (80 kilometers) in SW Crimea, Ukraine 2. city Canada in E Quebec on the Saguenay population 25,918
alma mater
noun Etymology: Latin, fostering mother Date: 1651 1. a school, college, or university which one has attended or from which one has graduated 2. the song or hymn of a ...
Alma-Ata
geographical name see Almaty
Alma-Tadema
biographical name Sir Lawrence 1836-1912 English (Dutch-born) painter
Almadén
geographical name town S central Spain in Sierra Morena population 8012
almagest
noun Etymology: Middle English almageste, from Anglo-French & Medieval Latin, from Arabic al-majusti, the Arabic version of Ptolemy's astronomy treatise, from al the + Greek ...
almanac
noun Etymology: Middle English almenak, from Medieval Latin almanach, probably from Arabic al-manākh the almanac Date: 14th century 1. a publication containing astronomical ...
almandine
noun Etymology: Middle English alemaundine, from Anglo-French alamandine, alteration of Old French alabandine, from Medieval Latin alabandina, from Alabanda, ancient city in Asia ...
almandite
noun Etymology: alteration of almandine Date: circa 1868 a deep red garnet consisting of an iron aluminum silicate
Almaty
or Alma-Ata or formerly Vernyi geographical name city SE Kazakhstan; formerly its capital population 1,156,200
Almelo
geographical name commune E Netherlands population 63,383
Almería
geographical name 1. province S Spain SE of Granada province area 3388 square miles (8775 square kilometers), population 455,496 2. city & port, its capital population 155,120
almightiness
noun see almighty I
Almighty
noun Date: before 12th century god 1 — used with the
almighty
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English ealmihtig, from eall all + mihtig mighty Date: before 12th century 1. often capitalized having absolute power over ...
almond
noun Etymology: Middle English almande, from Anglo-French alemande from Late Latin amandula, alteration of Latin amygdala, from Greek amygdalē Date: 14th century 1. a. the ...
almond-eyed
adjective Date: 1850 having narrow slant almond-shaped eyes
almoner
noun Etymology: Middle English almoiner, from Anglo-French aumoner, almener, from aumone alms, from Late Latin eleemosyna Date: 15th century 1. one who distributes alms 2. ...
almost
I. adverb Etymology: Middle English, from Old English ealmǣst, from eall + mǣst most Date: before 12th century very nearly but not exactly or entirely
alms
noun (plural alms) Etymology: Middle English almesse, almes, from Old English ælmesse, ælmes, from Late Latin eleemosyna alms, from Greek eleēmosynē pity, alms, from ...
almsgiver
noun see alms
almsgiving
noun see alms
almshouse
noun Date: 14th century 1. British a privately financed home for the poor 2. poorhouse
almsman
noun Date: before 12th century a recipient of alms
alnico
noun Etymology: aluminum + nickel + cobalt Date: 1935 a powerful permanent-magnet alloy containing iron, nickel, aluminum, and one or more of the elements cobalt, copper, and ...
aloe
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin, from Latin, dried juice of aloe leaves, from Greek aloē Date: before 12th century 1. plural the fragrant wood of an East ...
aloe vera
noun Etymology: New Latin, species name, from Aloe + Latin vera, feminine of verus true — more at very Date: circa 1936 an aloe (Aloe barbadensis syn. A. vera) whose leaves ...
aloft
I. adverb Etymology: Middle English, from Old Norse ā lopt, from ā on, in + lopt air — more at on, loft Date: 13th century 1. at or to a great height 2. in the air; ...
alogical
adjective Date: 1694 being outside the bounds of that to which logic can apply • alogically adverb
alogically
adverb see alogical
aloha
interjection Etymology: Hawaiian, from aloha love Date: 1820 — used as a greeting or farewell
aloha oe
foreign term Etymology: Hawaiian love to you ; greetings ; farewell
aloha shirt
noun Date: 1936 Hawaiian shirt
alone
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from al all + one one Date: 13th century 1. separated from others ; isolated 2. exclusive of anyone or anything else ; only 3. ...
aloneness
noun see alone I
along
I. preposition Etymology: Middle English, from Old English andlang, from and- against + lang long — more at ante- Date: before 12th century 1. in a line matching the length ...
along of
preposition Etymology: Middle English ilong on, from Old English gelang on, from ge-, associative prefix + lang — more at co- Date: before 12th century dialect because of
alongshore
adverb or adjective Date: 1765 along the shore or coast
alongside
I. adverb Date: 1707 1. along the side ; in parallel position 2. at the side ; close by II. preposition Date: 1776 1. a. along the side of b. beside 1 2. ...
alongside of
preposition Date: circa 1742 alongside
aloof
I. adverb Etymology: obsolete aloof to windward, from 1a- + louf, luf luff Date: 1523 at a distance II. adjective Date: 1608 removed or distant either physically or ...
aloofly
adverb see aloof II
aloofness
noun see aloof II
alopecia
noun Etymology: Middle English allopicia, from Latin alopecia, from Greek alōpekia, from alōpek-, alōpēx fox; akin to Armenian ałuēs fox, Sanskrit lopāśa Date: 14th ...
alopecic
adjective see alopecia
Alor
geographical name island Indonesia in Lesser Sunda Island N of Timor; with Pantar forms Alor Islands group
Alor Setar
geographical name city Malaysia in NW Peninsular Malaysia capital of Kedah population 66,179
Alost
geographical name — see Aalst
aloud
adverb Etymology: Middle English, from 1a- + loud Date: 13th century 1. archaic in a loud manner ; loudly 2. with the speaking voice
alow
adverb Etymology: Middle English, from 1a- + low Date: 13th century below
alp
noun Etymology: back-formation from Alps, mountain system of Europe Date: 15th century 1. a high rugged mountain 2. something suggesting an alp in height, size, or ruggedness
alpaca
noun Etymology: Spanish, from Aymara allpaqa Date: 1811 1. a domesticated mammal (Lama pacos) especially of Peru that is probably descended from the guanaco 2. a. wool of ...
alpenglow
noun Etymology: part translation of German Alpenglühen, from Alpen Alps + Glühen glow Date: 1871 a reddish glow seen near sunset or sunrise on the summits of mountains
alpenhorn
or alphorn noun Etymology: German, from Alpen + Horn horn Date: 1864 a straight wooden horn 5 to 14 feet (about 1.5 to 4.3 meters) in length used chiefly by Swiss herdsmen
alpenstock
noun Etymology: German, from Alpen + Stock staff Date: 1829 a long iron-pointed staff used in mountain climbing
alpha
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin, from Greek, of Semitic origin; akin to Hebrew āleph aleph Date: 13th century 1. the 1st letter of the Greek alphabet — see ...
alpha and omega
noun Etymology: from the fact that alpha and omega are respectively the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet Date: 1526 1. the beginning and ending 2. the principal ...
alpha globulin
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1923 any of several globulins of plasma or serum that have at alkaline pH the greatest electrophoretic mobility next ...
alpha hydroxy acid
noun Date: 1986 any of various carboxylic acids with a hydroxyl group attached at the alpha position; specifically one (as malic acid or lactic acid) that occurs in natural ...
alpha interferon
noun Date: 1980 an interferon produced by white blood cells that inhibits viral replication, suppresses cell proliferation, and regulates immune response and that is used in a ...
alpha iron
noun Date: 1902 the form of iron stable below 910°C (1670°F)
alpha particle
noun Date: 1903 a positively charged nuclear particle identical with the nucleus of a helium atom that consists of two protons and two neutrons and is ejected at high speed in ...
alpha privative
noun Date: 1590 the prefix a- or an- expressing negation in Greek and in English
alpha ray
noun see alpha particle
alpha rhythm
noun see alpha wave
alpha wave
noun Date: 1936 an electrical rhythm of the brain with a frequency of approximately 8 to 13 cycles per second that is often associated with a state of wakeful relaxation — ...
alpha-adrenergic
adjective Date: 1966 of, relating to, or being an alpha-receptor
alpha-fetoprotein
noun Date: 1968 a fetal blood protein present abnormally in adults with some cancers (as of the liver) and normally in the amniotic fluid of pregnant women with high or low ...
alpha-helical
adjective see alpha-helix
alpha-helix
noun Date: 1955 the coiled structural arrangement of many proteins consisting of a single chain of amino acids stabilized by hydrogen bonds • alpha-helical adjective
alpha-receptor
noun Date: 1961 any of a group of receptors that are present on cell surfaces of some effector organs and tissues innervated by the sympathetic nervous system and that mediate ...
alpha-tocopherol
noun Date: 1976 a tocopherol C29H50O2 with high vitamin E potency ; vitamin E
alphabet
noun Etymology: Middle English alphabete, from Late Latin alphabetum, from Greek alphabētos, from alpha + bēta beta Date: 1513 1. a. a set of letters or other characters ...
alphabet soup
noun Date: 1934 a hodgepodge especially of initials (as of the names of organizations)
alphabetic
or alphabetical adjective Date: 1567 1. (usually alphabetical) arranged in the order of the letters of the alphabet 2. of, relating to, or employing an alphabet • ...
alphabetical
adjective see alphabetic
alphabetically
adverb see alphabetic
alphabetization
noun Date: 1889 1. the act or process of alphabetizing 2. an alphabetically arranged series, list, or file
alphabetize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1691 1. to arrange alphabetically 2. to furnish with an alphabet • alphabetizer noun
alphabetizer
noun see alphabetize
alphameric
adjective Etymology: alphabetic + numeric Date: circa 1952 alphanumeric
alphanumeric
also alphanumerical adjective Etymology: alphabetic + numeric, numerical Date: 1950 1. consisting of both letters and numbers and often other symbols (as punctuation marks and ...
alphanumerical
adjective see alphanumeric
alphanumerically
adverb see alphanumeric
alphanumerics
noun plural see alphanumeric
Alpharetta
geographical name city N Georgia NNE of Atlanta population 34,854
Alpheus
I. noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Alpheios Date: 1567 a Greek river-god who pursues the nymph Arethusa and is finally united with her II. geographical name or Modern Greek ...
alphorn
noun see alpenhorn
alpine
noun Date: circa 1828 1. a plant native to alpine or boreal regions that is often grown for ornament 2. capitalized a person possessing Alpine physical characteristics
Alpine
adjective Date: 15th century 1. often not capitalized of, relating to, or resembling the Alps or any mountains 2. often not capitalized of, relating to, or growing in the ...
alpinism
noun Usage: often capitalized Date: 1884 mountain climbing in the Alps or other high mountains • alpinist noun
alpinist
noun see alpinism
alprazolam
noun Etymology: alprazol- (perhaps from rearrangement of letters in triazole — compound with a ring composed of two carbon and three nitrogen atoms — and benzodiazepine) + ...
alprostadil
noun Etymology: probably from 2alpha + prostaglandin + -il, alteration of -yl Date: 1981 a prostaglandin C20H34O5 that promotes vasodilation and is used especially to treat ...
Alps
geographical name mountain system S central Europe extending from Mediterranean coast at border between France & Italy to the W Balkan Peninsula — see Mont Blanc
already
adverb Etymology: Middle English al redy, from al redy, adjective, wholly ready, from al all + redy ready Date: 14th century 1. prior to a specified or implied past, present, ...
alright
adverb or adjective Date: 1887 all right Usage: The one-word spelling alright appeared some 75 years after all right itself had reappeared from a 400-year-long absence. ...
ALS
abbreviation 1. amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 2. autographed letter signed
Alsace
or German Elsass or ancient Alsatia geographical name region & former province NE France between Rhine River & Vosges Mountains • Alsatian adjective or noun
Alsace-Lorraine
geographical name region NE France including Alsace & part of Lorraine
Alsatia
geographical name see Alsace
Alsatian
noun Etymology: Medieval Latin Alsatia Alsace Date: 1917 German shepherd
Alsek
geographical name river 260 miles (418 kilometers) NW Canada & SE Alaska flowing S into the Pacific
alsike clover
noun Etymology: Alsike, Sweden Date: 1852 a European perennial clover (Trifolium hybridum) much used as a forage plant
also
adverb Etymology: Middle English, from Old English eallswā, from eall all + swā so — more at so Date: before 12th century 1. likewise 1 2. in addition ; besides, too
also-ran
noun Date: 1896 1. a horse or dog that finishes out of the money in a race 2. a contestant that does not win 3. one that is of little importance especially competitively
alstroemeria
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Klas von Alstroemer died 1794 Swedish botanist Date: 1833 any of a genus (Alstroemeria) of tropical South American herbs of the lily family ...
alt
abbreviation 1. alternate 2. altitude 3. alto
alt-rock
noun Etymology: by shortening Date: 1989 alternative rock music • alt-rocker noun
alt-rocker
noun see alt-rock
Alta
abbreviation Alberta
Alta California
geographical name former Spanish & Mexican province (1772-1848) comprising the present state of California — chiefly used to differentiate it from Baja California
Altai
or Altay geographical name 1. mountain system central Asia between Mongolia & China & between Kazakhstan & Russia 2. — see Gorno-Altay 3. territory SW Russia in Asia ...
Altaic
adjective Date: circa 1828 1. of or relating to the Altai Mountains 2. of, relating to, or constituting the Turkic, Tungusic, and Mongolian language families collectively
Altair
noun Etymology: Arabic al-ṭā'ir, literally, the flier Date: 1825 the brightest star in the constellation Aquila
Altamaha
geographical name river 137 miles (220 kilometers) SE Georgia formed by junction of the Ocmulgee & the Oconee & flowing SE into Altamaha Sound (estuary)
Altamira
geographical name caverns N Spain WSW of Santander
Altamonte Springs
geographical name city central Florida population 41,200
altar
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English alter, from Old English altar, from Latin altare; probably akin to Latin adolēre to burn up Date: before 12th century ...
altar boy
noun Date: 1772 a boy who assists the celebrant in a liturgical service
altar call
noun Date: 1946 an appeal by an evangelist to worshipers to come forward to signify their decision to commit their lives to Christ
altar of repose
Usage: often capitalized A&R Date: circa 1872 repository 2
altar rail
noun Date: 1860 a railing in front of an altar separating the chancel from the body of the church
altar server
noun Date: 1980 a boy or girl who assists the celebrant in a liturgical service
altar stone
noun Date: 14th century a stone slab with a compartment containing the relics of martyrs that forms an essential part of a Roman Catholic altar
altarpiece
noun Date: 1644 a work of art that decorates the space above and behind an altar
Altay
I. geographical name see Altai II. geographical name see Gorno-Altay
altazimuth
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary altitude + azimuth Date: 1860 a telescope mounted so that it can swing horizontally and ...
Altdorf
or Altorf geographical name town central Switzerland capital of Uri canton population 8249
Altenburg
geographical name city E central Germany E of Weimar population 48,926
alter
verb (altered; altering) Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin alterare, from Latin alter other (of two); akin to Latin alius other — more at else Date: 14th century ...
alter Christus
foreign term Etymology: Latin another Christ
alter ego
noun Etymology: Latin, literally, second I Date: 1537 a second self: as a. a trusted friend b. the opposite side of a personality c. counterpart 3
alter idem
foreign term Etymology: Latin second self
alterability
noun see alter
alterable
adjective see alter
alterably
adverb see alter
alteration
noun Date: 14th century 1. the act or process of altering ; the state of being altered 2. the result of altering ; modification
altercate
intransitive verb (-cated; -cating) Etymology: Latin altercatus, past participle of altercari, from alter Date: 1530 to dispute angrily or noisily ; wrangle
altercation
noun Date: 14th century a noisy heated angry dispute; also noisy controversy Synonyms: see quarrel
alterer
noun see alter
alterity
noun Etymology: Late Latin alteritat-, alteritas, from alter Date: 1642 otherness; specifically the quality or state of being radically alien to the conscious self or a ...
alternate
I. adjective Etymology: Latin alternatus, past participle of alternare, from alternus alternate, from alter Date: 1513 1. occurring or succeeding by turns 2. a. ...
alternate angle
noun Date: 1610 one of a pair of angles with different vertices and on opposite sides of a transversal at its intersection with two other lines: a. one of a pair of angles ...
alternate exterior angle
noun see alternate angle
alternate interior angle
noun see alternate angle
alternately
adverb see alternate I
alternating current
noun Date: 1839 an electric current that reverses its direction at regularly recurring intervals — abbreviation AC
alternating group
noun Date: 1901 a permutation group whose elements comprise those permutations of n objects which can be formed from the original order by making an even number of interchanges ...
alternating series
noun Date: circa 1909 a mathematical series in which consecutive terms are alternatively positive and negative
alternation
noun Date: 15th century 1. a. the act or process of alternating or causing to alternate b. alternating occurrence ; succession 2. inclusive disjunction 3. the ...
alternation of generations
Date: 1858 the occurrence of two or more forms differently produced in the life cycle of a plant or animal usually involving the regular alternation of a sexual with an asexual ...
alternative
I. adjective Date: 1540 1. alternate 1 2. offering or expressing a choice 3. different from the usual or conventional: as a. existing or functioning outside the ...
alternative medicine
noun Date: 1977 any of various systems of healing or treating disease (as chiropractic, homeopathy, or faith healing) not included in the traditional medical curricula taught ...
alternative school
noun Date: 1972 an elementary or secondary school with a nontraditional curriculum
alternatively
adverb see alternative I
alternativeness
noun see alternative I
alternator
noun Date: 1883 an electric generator for producing alternating current
altho
conjunction see although
althorn
noun Etymology: German, from alt alto + Horn horn Date: 1859 an alto saxhorn
although
also altho conjunction Etymology: Middle English although, from al all + though Date: 14th century in spite of the fact that ; even though
altimeter
noun Etymology: Latin altus + English -meter Date: circa 1828 an instrument for measuring altitude; especially an aneroid barometer designed to register changes in ...
altimetry
noun see altimeter
altiplano
noun (plural -nos) Etymology: American Spanish, from Latin altus + planum plain Date: 1919 a high plateau or plain ; tableland
altitude
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin altitudo height, depth, from altus high, deep — more at old Date: 14th century 1. a. the angular elevation of a celestial ...
altitude sickness
noun Date: 1920 the effects (as nosebleed or nausea) of oxygen deficiency in the blood and tissues developed at high altitudes having reduced atmospheric pressure
altitudinal
adjective see altitude
altitudinous
adjective see altitude
Altman
biographical name Sidney 1939- American (Canadian-born) biophysicist
alto
I. noun (plural altos) Etymology: Italian, literally, high, from Latin altus Date: circa 1724 1. a. countertenor b. contralto 2. the second highest voice part in a ...
Alto Adige
or Upper Adige or South Tirol geographical name district N Italy in S Tirol in N Trentino-Alto Adige region
Alto Paraná
geographical name — see parana
alto-relievo
or alto-rilievo noun (plural alto-relievos or alto-rilievi) Etymology: Italian altorilievo Date: 1664 1. high relief 2. a sculpture in high relief
alto-rilievo
noun see alto-relievo
altocumulus
noun (plural altocumuli) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin altus + New Latin -o- + cumulus Date: 1894 a fleecy mid-altitude cloud formation consisting of large whitish ...
altogether
I. adverb Etymology: Middle English altogedere, from al all + togedere together Date: 13th century 1. wholly, completely 2. in all ; all told 3. on the whole II. ...
Alton
geographical name city SW Illinois on the Mississippi population 30,496
Altoona
geographical name city S central Pennsylvania population 49,523
Altorf
geographical name see Altdorf
altostratus
noun (plural altostrati) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin altus + New Latin -o- + stratus Date: 1894 a fairly uniform mid-altitude layer of gray cloud darker than cirrostratus ...
altricial
adjective Etymology: Latin altric-, altrix, feminine of altor one who nourishes, from alere to nourish — more at old Date: 1872 being hatched or born or having young that ...
Altrincham
geographical name town NW England in Greater Manchester SSW of Manchester population 39,641
altruism
Etymology: French altruisme, from autrui other people, from Old French, oblique case form of autre other, from Latin alter Date: 1853 1. unselfish regard for or devotion to ...
altruist
noun see altruism
altruistic
adjective see altruism
altruistically
adverb see altruism
Altun
or Altyn geographical name mountain range W China in S Xinjiang Uygur; highest peak about 25,000 feet (7620 meters)
Altyn
geographical name see Altun
alula
noun (plural alulae) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, diminutive of ala wing — more at aisle Date: 1772 the process of a bird's wing corresponding to the thumb and bearing ...
alum
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French alum, alun, from Latin alumen Date: 14th century 1. a potassium aluminum sulfate KAl(SO4)2•12H2O or an ammonium ...
alumina
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin alumin-, alumen alum Date: 1801 the oxide of aluminum Al2O3 occurring native as corundum and in hydrated forms (as in bauxite)
aluminate
noun Date: 1841 a compound of alumina with a metallic oxide
aluminium
noun Etymology: New Latin, from alumina Date: 1812 chiefly British aluminum
aluminize
transitive verb (-nized; -nizing) Date: 1934 to treat or coat with aluminum
aluminosilicate
noun Etymology: Latin alumin-, alumen + -o- + International Scientific Vocabulary silicate Date: 1907 a combined silicate and aluminate
aluminous
adjective Date: 15th century of, relating to, or containing alum or aluminum
aluminum
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: New Latin, from alumina Date: 1812 a bluish silver-white malleable ductile light trivalent metallic element that has good electrical ...
aluminum oxide
noun Date: 1907 alumina
aluminum sulfate
noun Date: 1869 a white salt Al2(SO4)3 usually made by treating bauxite with sulfuric acid and used in making paper, in water purification, and in tanning
alumna
noun (plural alumnae) Etymology: Latin, feminine of alumnus Date: 1879 1. a girl or woman who has attended or has graduated from a particular school, college, or university ...
alumnus
noun (plural alumni) Etymology: Latin, foster son, pupil, from alere to nourish — more at old Date: 1645 1. a person who has attended or has graduated from a particular ...
alumroot
noun Date: 1813 any of a genus (Heuchera) of North American herbs of the saxifrage family having basal rounded or lobed toothed leaves; especially one (H. americana) of ...
alunite
noun Etymology: French, from alun alum Date: 1868 a mineral that consists of a hydrous potassium aluminum sulfate and occurs in massive form or in rhombohedral crystals
Alva
biographical name Duke of — see alvarez de toledo
Alvarado, de
biographical name Pedro circa 1485-1541 Spanish conquistador
Alvarez
biographical name Luis Walter 1911-1988 American physicist
Álvarez de Toledo
biographical name Fernando 1507-1582 3d Duke of Alba or Alva Spanish general
Alvarez Quintero
biographical name Serafín 1871-1938 & his brother Joaquín 1873-1944 Spanish dramatist
alveolar
adjective Date: 1799 1. of, relating to, resembling, or having alveoli; especially of, relating to, or constituting the part of the jaws where the teeth arise, the ...
alveolarly
adverb see alveolar
alveolate
adjective Date: circa 1823 pitted like a honeycomb
alveolus
noun (plural alveoli) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, diminutive of alveus cavity, hollow, from alvus belly, beehive; akin to Lithuanian aulys beehive, Greek aulos tube, flute ...
alway
adverb Etymology: Middle English alwey, alneway, from Old English ealne weg, literally, all the way, from ealne (accusative of eall all) + weg (accusative) way — more at way ...
always
adverb Etymology: Middle English alwayes, from alwey Date: 14th century 1. at all times ; invariably 2. forever, perpetually 3. at any rate ; in any event
Alyce clover
noun Etymology: probably by folk etymology from New Latin Alysicarpus, genus name, from Greek halysis chain + karpos fruit Date: 1941 a low spreading legume (Alysicarpus ...
alyssum
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek alysson, plant believed to cure rabies, from neuter of alyssos curing rabies, from a- + lyssa rabies Date: 1548 1. any of a genus ...
Alzheimer's
noun see Alzheimer's disease
Alzheimer's disease
noun Etymology: Alois Alzheimer died 1915 German physician Date: 1912 a degenerative brain disease of unknown cause that is the most common form of dementia, that usually ...
am
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English eom; akin to Old Norse em am, Latin sum, Greek eimi present first singular of be
AM
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: amplitude modulation Date: 1940 a broadcasting system using amplitude modulation; also a radio receiver of such a system II. ...
Am
I. abbreviation America; American II. symbol americium
ama
noun (plural amas or ama) Etymology: Japanese Date: 1946 a Japanese diver especially for pearls or food
AMA
abbreviation American Medical Association
Amadora
geographical name city W Portugal population 95,518
Amagasaki
geographical name city Japan in W central Honshu on Osaka Bay population 497,333
amah
noun Etymology: Portuguese ama wet nurse, from Medieval Latin amma Date: 1839 a female servant in eastern Asia; especially a Chinese nurse
amain
adverb Date: 1540 1. with all one's might 2. archaic a. at full speed b. in great haste 3. archaic to a high degree ; exceedingly
Amalekite
noun Etymology: Hebrew ‘Āmālēqī, plural from ‘Ămālēq Amalek, grandson of Esau Date: before 12th century a member of an ancient nomadic people living south of Canaan
Amalfi
geographical name commune & port S Italy in Campania on Gulf of Salerno • Amalfian adjective or noun
Amalfian
adjective or noun see Amalfi
amalgam
noun Etymology: Middle English amalgame, from Middle French, from Medieval Latin amalgama Date: 15th century 1. an alloy of mercury with another metal that is solid or liquid ...

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