- to the; at the; with the.
Origin of Au
- angstrom unit.
Examples from the Web for au
The look was subtle, sweet and screamed “au natural”—even though she paid $75 for the topper.Flower Crowns Are Phony and Must Die
September 5, 2014
Sure, she was more expensive than an au pair, but, we congratulated ourselves, she spoke English and she knew what she was doing.Kate Hired a Spanish Nanny And Who Can Blame Her? English Nannies Suck
March 14, 2014
Instead, her au naturel dusting and vacuuming maintained her svelte figure.Seduce Like a Writer: How 7 Famous Scribes Wooed
Joni Rendon, Shannon McKenna Schmidt
February 13, 2014
Au Revoir Simon, "Crazy" Girl trio Au Revior Simone get to show off some of their acting chops for this vid.Miley Cyrus, Arcade Fire & More Best Music Videos of the Week (VIDEO)
September 15, 2013
Her favorite movies also include Let the Right One In and Au Hasard Balthazar.The Tilda Swinton Weirdness Quiz: All About the MoMA-Napping Actress
March 27, 2013
She is going to the coast for the season, and I called to-night to say au revoir.A Breath of Prairie and other stories
“‘Say au revoir, but not good-by,’” sang Miss Sherborne sentimentally.Cap'n Warren's Wards
Joseph C. Lincoln
"Well, au revoir," he cried in a strained voice, and then fled down the stairs.The Christian
"Au rvoir, M. de Luynes," he said significantly as he got into the saddle.The Suitors of Yvonne
Malhereux au jeux, heureux en amour, as we used to say formerly.Jack Hinton
Charles James Lever
- African Union
- Also: a.u. angstrom unit
- Also: a.u. astronomical unit
Word Origin and History for au
chemical symbol for "gold," from Latin aurum "gold" (see aureate).
French, "at the, to the," from Old French al, contraction of a le, with -l- softened to -u-, as also poudre from pulverem, chaud from calidus, etc. Used in many expressions in cookery, etc., which have crossed the Channel since 18c., e.g. au contraire, literally "on the contrary;" au gratin, literally "with scrapings;" au jus, literally "with the juice."
- The symbol for the elementgold
- auris utraque (each ear)
- The symbol for gold.
- Abbreviation of astronomical unit
- A soft, shiny, yellow element that is the most malleable of all the metals. It occurs in veins and in alluvial deposits. Because it is very durable, resistant to corrosion, and a good conductor of heat and electricity, gold is used as a plated coating on electrical and mechanical components. It is also an international monetary standard and is used in jewelry and for decoration. Atomic number 79; atomic weight 196.967; melting point 1,063.0°C; boiling point 2,966.0°C; specific gravity 19.32; valence 1, 3. See Periodic Table. See Note at element.