a winglike part, process, or expansion, as of a bone, shell, seed, or stem.
either of the two side petals of a flower in the legume family, as the pea.
(in an ancient Roman house) a small room, as an alcove, opening into a larger room or courtyard.
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Hus·sein [hoo-seyn], /hʊˈseɪn/, 1888–1964, Iranian statesman and diplomat: premier in 1951 and from 1955 to 1957.
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Other definitions for à la (4 of 6)
according to; in the manner of: a short poem à la Ogden Nash.
prepared in the manner of, to the taste of, or by: chicken à la provençale.
prepared with the ingredient of.
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American Library Association.
Associate in Liberal Arts.
Authors League of America.
Automobile Legal Association.
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How to use ala in a sentence
This is illustrated in Wi-a-l-a (geographical name), and w-ha mouth.Unwritten Literature of Hawaii | Nathaniel Bright Emerson
British Dictionary definitions for ala (1 of 3)
zoology a wing or flat winglike process or structure, such as a part of some bones and cartilages
botany a winglike part, such as one of the wings of a sycamore seed or one of the flat petals of a sweet pea flower
British Dictionary definitions for à la (2 of 3)
in the manner or style of
as prepared in (a particular place) or by or for (a particular person)
British Dictionary definitions for Ala. (3 of 3)
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Other Idioms and Phrases with ala
Like, in the manner of, as in He hoped to break all records, à la Babe Ruth. This expression, an abbreviation of the French à la mode de (for “in the manner of”), has been used in English since the late 1500s.
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