Origin of al

From the Hindi word āl


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


  1. autograph letter, signed. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for als

Contemporary Examples of als

Historical Examples of als

  • Als Mubashirs servants, did a plucky thing, for with mattersFol.

    The Bbur-nma in English

    Babur, Emperor of Hindustan

  • Als is merely the abbreviation of Al so; and the modern as is again shortened from als.

  • "Betty has lost all her hopse of the Lottery, als drawn now" (Oct. 6, 1710).

  • Gerade in diesem heitern genialischen Anthropomorphismus zeigt sich Burns als wahrhaften Dichter.

  • Ihre Avthenticitt ist nunmehro eben so sehr entschieden, als ihre Vortrefflichkeit.

    Ossian in Germany

    Rudolf Tombo

British Dictionary definitions for als


abbreviation for
  1. autograph letter signed


the internet domain name for
  1. Albania


the chemical symbol for
  1. aluminium


abbreviation for
  1. Alabama
  2. Anglo-Latin
  3. (in the US and Canada) American League (of baseball teams)
  4. Albania (international car registration)
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als in Medicine


  1. amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  2. antilymphocyte serum


  1. The symbol for the elementaluminum
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als in Science


  1. The symbol for aluminum.
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