al

[ ahl ]
/ ɑl /

noun

Origin of al

From the Hindi word āl

Definition for al (2 of 17)

Al
[ al ]
/ æl /

noun

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

Definition for al (3 of 17)

Al

Symbol, Chemistry.

Definition for al (4 of 17)

AL

Alabama (approved especially for use with zip code).

Definition for al (5 of 17)

al-

variant of ad- before l: allure.

Definition for al (6 of 17)

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

Definition for al (7 of 17)

al.1

other things.

Origin of al.

1
From the Latin word alia

Definition for al (8 of 17)

al.2

other persons.

Origin of al.

2
From the Latin word aliī

Definition for al (9 of 17)

Definition for al (10 of 17)

a.l.

autograph letter.

Definition for al (11 of 17)

-al1

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

Definition for al (12 of 17)

-al2

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

Definition for al (13 of 17)

-al3

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

Origin of -al

3
presumed to be short for aldehyde

Definition for al (14 of 17)

A.L.

Baseball. American League.
American Legion.

Definition for al (15 of 17)

Gore1
[ gawr, gohr ]
/ gɔr, goʊr /

noun

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

Definition for al (16 of 17)

Oerter
[ awr-ter, ohr- ]
/ ˈɔr tər, ˈoʊr- /

noun

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

Definition for al (17 of 17)

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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Examples from the Web for al

British Dictionary definitions for al (1 of 10)

al

the internet domain name for

Albania

British Dictionary definitions for al (2 of 10)

Al

the chemical symbol for

aluminium

British Dictionary definitions for al (3 of 10)

AL

abbreviation for

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

British Dictionary definitions for al (4 of 10)

-al1

suffix forming adjectives

of; related to; connected withfunctional; sectional; tonal

Word Origin for -al

from Latin -ālis

British Dictionary definitions for al (5 of 10)

-al2

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

British Dictionary definitions for al (6 of 10)

-al3

suffix forming nouns

indicating an aldehydeethanal
indicating a pharmaceutical productphenobarbital

Word Origin for -al

shortened from aldehyde

British Dictionary definitions for al (7 of 10)

gore1
/ (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

British Dictionary definitions for al (8 of 10)

gore2
/ (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

British Dictionary definitions for al (9 of 10)

gore3
/ (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 forms of gore

gored, adjective

Word Origin for gore

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

British Dictionary definitions for al (10 of 10)

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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Medicine definitions for al (1 of 3)

Al

The symbol for the elementaluminum

Medicine definitions for al (2 of 3)

al-

pref.

Variant ofad-

Medicine definitions for al (3 of 3)

-al

suff.

Aldehyde:butyral.
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Science definitions for al

Al

The symbol for aluminum.
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