al

[ ahl ]
/ ɑl /
|

noun


Nearby words

  1. akutagawa,
  2. akutagawa, ryunosuke,
  3. akvavit,
  4. akwa ibom,
  5. akyab,
  6. al dente,
  7. al desko,
  8. al farabi,
  9. al fatah,
  10. al fayed

Origin of al

From the Hindi word āl

Al

[ al ]
/ æl /

noun

a male given name: form of Albert, Alfred, Aloysius.

Al

Symbol, Chemistry.

AL

Alabama (approved especially for use with zip code).

al-

variant of ad- before l: allure.

Al-

a word in Arabic names meaning “family” or “the house of”: Al-Saud, or the members of the house of Saud.

Origin of Al-

From the Arabic word āl family

al.

1

other things.

Origin of al.

1
From the Latin word alia

al.

2

other persons.

Origin of al.

2
From the Latin word aliī

AL.

a.l.

autograph letter.

-al

1

a suffix with the general sense “of the kind of, pertaining to, having the form or character of” that named by the stem, occurring in loanwords from Latin (autumnal; natural; pastoral), and productive in English on the Latin model, usually with bases of Latin origin (accidental; seasonal; tribal). Originally, -al1 was restricted to stems not containing an -l- (cf. -ar1); recent lapses in this rule have produced semantically distinct pairs, as familiar and familial.
Compare -ical, -ial.

Origin of -al

1
< Latin ālis, -āle; often replacing Middle English -el < Old French

-al

2

a suffix forming nouns from verbs, usually verbs of French or Latin origin: denial; refusal.

Origin of -al

2
< Latin -āle (singular), -ālia (plural), nominalized neuter of -ālis -al1; often replacing Middle English -aille < Old French < Latin -ālia

-al

3

Chemistry. a suffix indicating that a compound contains an aldehyde group: chloral.

Origin of -al

3
presumed to be short for aldehyde

A.L.

Baseball. American League.
American Legion.

Gore

1
[ gawr, gohr ]
/ gɔr, goʊr /

noun

Albert Arnold, Jr.Al, born 1948, U.S. politician: vice president of the U.S. 1993–2001.

Oerter

[ awr-ter, ohr- ]
/ ˈɔr tər, ˈoʊr- /

noun

Alfred A.Al, 1936–2007, U.S. track and field athlete: four-time Olympic discus champion.

Unser

[ uhn-ser ]
/ ˈʌn sər /

noun

AlbertAl, born 1939, and his brother Robert (Bobby), born 1934, U.S. racing-car drivers.
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British Dictionary definitions for al

al

the internet domain name for

Albania

Al

the chemical symbol for

aluminium

AL

abbreviation for

Alabama
Anglo-Latin
(in the US and Canada) American League (of baseball teams)
Albania (international car registration)

-al

1

suffix forming adjectives

of; related to; connected withfunctional; sectional; tonal

Word Origin for -al

from Latin -ālis

-al

2

suffix forming nouns

the act or process of doing what is indicated by the verb stemrebuttal; recital; renewal

Word Origin for -al

via Old French -aille, -ail, from Latin -ālia, neuter plural used as substantive, from -ālis -al 1

-al

3

suffix forming nouns

indicating an aldehydeethanal
indicating a pharmaceutical productphenobarbital

Word Origin for -al

shortened from aldehyde

gore

1
/ (ɡɔː) /

noun

blood shed from a wound, esp when coagulated
informal killing, fighting, etc

Word Origin for gore

Old English gor dirt; related to Old Norse gor half-digested food, Middle Low German göre, Dutch goor

gore

2
/ (ɡɔː) /

verb

(tr) (of an animal, such as a bull) to pierce or stab (a person or another animal) with a horn or tusk

Word Origin for gore

C16: probably from Old English gār spear

gore

3
/ (ɡɔː) /

noun

a tapering or triangular piece of material used in making a shaped skirt, umbrella, etc
a similarly shaped piece, esp of land

verb

(tr) to make into or with a gore or gores
Derived Formsgored, adjective

Word Origin for gore

Old English gāra; related to Old Norse geiri gore, Old High German gēro

Gore

/ (ɡɔː) /

noun

Al (bert) Jr. born 1948, US Democrat politician; vice president of the US (1993–2001); defeated in the disputed presidential election of 2000; leading environmental campaigner; shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with the Intergovernmental Panel For Climate Change
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Word Origin and History for al
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Medicine definitions for al

Al

The symbol for the elementaluminum

al-

pref.

Variant ofad-

-al

suff.

Aldehyde:butyral.

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Science definitions for al

Al

The symbol for aluminum.
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