Advertisement

Advertisement

alif

[ ah-lif ]

noun

  1. the first letter of the Arabic alphabet.
  2. the glottal stop consonant represented by this letter.


Discover More

Word History and Origins

Origin of alif1

From Arabic; aleph

Discover More

Example Sentences

The Irish title of the letter a or haw is alif, as also is the Arabian: the Greek alpha is either alpa or alfa.

The wheel turns ever, and no pleasure of ours but is built on the shifting sand of some one's pain, even as Alif told me.

The inner, Aditya-Alif, however, was an eight-hundred-mile sphere; it had once been the planetary ship-station and shipyard-base.

Orders to take over Aditya-Alif and begin construction of a permanent naval base.

Advertisement

Word of the Day

axolotl

[ak-suh-lot-l ]

Meaning and examples

Start each day with the Word of the Day in your inbox!

By clicking "Sign Up", you are accepting Dictionary.com Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policies.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement


alienoraliform