Definify.com

Webster 1913 Edition


Al

Al

,
Adj.
All.
[Obs.]
Chaucer.

Al

.
c
onj.
Although; if.
[Obs.]
See
All
,
c
onj.

Webster 1828 Edition


Al

AL

, in Arabic, an adjective or inseparable prefix. Its use is to render nouns definite, like the English the; as, alkoran, the koran or the book by eminence; alcove, alchimy, alembic, almanac, &c.

AL

, In English, is sometimes a contraction of the Saxon athel, noble or illustrious.
More generally al, in composition is a contraction of ald or alt, old, and it is prefixed to many names, as Alburg.
Al, in the composition of Latin words, is written before l for ad, for the ease of pronunciation; as, in allevo, alludo, for ad levo, ad ludo.

Definition 2022


Al

Al

See also: Appendix:Variations of "al"

Translingual

Symbol

Al

  1. (chemistry) Symbol for aluminum.

English

Proper noun

Al

  1. A diminutive of the male given names Alan, Albert, Alex, Alexander, Alfred, and other names beginning with Al-.

References

  • Al” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.

Anagrams

al

al

See also: Appendix:Variations of "al"

Translingual

Symbol

al

  1. (metrology) Symbol for the attoliter (attolitre), an SI unit of fluid measure equal to 1018 liters (litres).

English

Noun

al (usually uncountable, plural als)

  1. The Indian mulberry, Morinda citrifolia, especially as used to make dye.
    • For usage examples of this term, see Citations:al.

Translations

References

  • al” in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
  • al” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • "al" in WordNet 2.0, Princeton University, 2003.

Anagrams


Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch al.

Adverb

al

  1. already

Adjective

al (attributive alle, not comparable)

  1. all; every

Asturian

Etymology

From a contraction of the preposition a (to) + masculine singular article el (the).

Contraction

al m

  1. to the

Breton

Article

al

  1. the

See also


Catalan

Contraction

al

  1. (contraction of a el) at the, to the
    Vaig al zoo.
    I go to the zoo.

Danish

Etymology

From Old Norse allr (all).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /al/, [al]

Pronoun

al (neuter alt, plural alle)

  1. all
  2. any

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɑl
  • IPA(key): /ɑl/

Etymology

From Old Dutch *al, from Proto-Germanic *allaz.

Determiner

al

  1. all, all of
    Heb je al het bier opgedronken?
    Did you drink all the beer?
    Van Gogh produceerde al zijn werk gedurende een periode van slechts tien jaar.
    Van Gogh produced all of his work during a period of only ten years.
    Alle olie is uit de tanker gelekt.
    All the oil has leaked out of the tanker.
    Niet alle mensen zijn zo gemeen.
    Not all people are that mean.

Inflection

Inflection of al
uninflected al
inflected alle
comparative
positive
predicative/adverbial
indefinite m./f. sing. alle
n. sing. al
plural alle
definite alle
partitive

Derived terms

Related terms

Adverb

al

  1. already
    Het is al negen uur.
    It's 9 o'clock already.
  2. yet
    Heb je al een kip gekocht?
    Have you bought a chicken yet?

Derived terms

Conjunction

al

  1. even
    Al zou ik het willen...
    Even if I wanted to...

Synonyms

Anagrams


Esperanto

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /al/

Preposition

al

  1. to; toward
    Li estas sur sia unua pilgrimo al Mekko.
    He is on his first pilgrimage to Mecca.
    Islamanoj preĝas antaŭantaj al Mekko plurfoje ĉiutage.
    Muslims pray facing toward Mecca several times every day.
  2. to; indicates indirect object
    Ŝi donis la libron al siaj gepatroj.
    She gave the book to her (own) parents.

Haitian Creole

Etymology

Contraction of ale, from French aller.

Verb

al

  1. To go

Synonyms


Icelandic

Noun

al

  1. indefinite accusative singular of alur
  2. indefinite dative singular of alur

Ido

Preposition

al

  1. Contraction of a la (to the).

Usage notes

This is optional, you can also use a l'...


Interlingua

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /al/

Preposition

al

  1. Contraction of a le (to the).

Istriot

Contraction

al

  1. Contraction of a (at) + el (the)
    • 1877, Antonio Ive, Canti popolari istriani: raccolti a Rovigno, volume 5, Ermanno Loescher, page 40:
      Che mai pioûn biela duon i’iê veisto al mondo,
      That I haven’t ever seen a more beautiful woman in the world,

Italian

Etymology

  • prep a + article il

Contraction

al

  1. at the, to the (+ a masculine noun in singular)

Anagrams


Kurdish

Noun

al m

  1. side

Noun

al f

  1. flag, banner

Synonyms


Ladin

Contraction

al

  1. at or to the (+ a masculine singular noun)

Luxembourgish

Etymology

From Old High German ald, northern variant of alt, from Proto-Germanic *aldaz. Cognate with German alt, English old, Dutch oud, West Frisian âld.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /aːl/
    • Rhymes: -aːl

Adjective

al (masculine alen, neuter aalt, comparative méi al or eeler, superlative am eelsten)

  1. old, aged
    Vun ale Mënsche kann ee villes léieren.
    There’s a lot to learn from old people.
  2. (of food) stale
    Dat aalt Brout kënne mer de Vulle ginn.
    We can give the stale bread to the birds.

Declension

This adjective needs an inflection-table template.

Antonyms


Mandinka

Pronoun

al

  1. you (personal pronoun)

See also


Mauritian Creole

Verb

al

  1. Medial form of ale

Middle Dutch

Etymology

From Old Dutch al, from Proto-Germanic *allaz.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /al/

Determiner

al

  1. all, all of

Adverb

al

  1. completely

Conjunction

al

  1. even though, no matter whether

Descendants

  • Dutch: al

Middle English

Adverb

al

  1. all (entirely, completely)

Determiner

al

  1. all
    • 1407, The Testimony of William Thorpe, pages 40–41
      And I seide, “Ser, in his tyme maister Ioon Wiclef was holden of ful many men the grettis clerk that thei knewen lyuynge vpon erthe. And therwith he was named, as I gesse worthili, a passing reuli man and an innocent in al his lyuynge. And herfore grete men of kunnynge and other also drowen myche to him, and comownede ofte with him. And thei sauouriden so his loore that thei wroten it bisili and enforsiden hem to rulen hem theraftir… Maister Ion Aston taughte and wroot acordingli and ful bisili, where and whanne and to whom he myghte, and he vsid it himsilf, I gesse, right perfyghtli vnto his lyues eende. Also Filip of Repintoun whilis he was a chanoun of Leycetre, Nycol Herforde, dane Geffrey of Pikeringe, monke of Biland and a maistir dyuynyte, and Ioon Purueye, and manye other whiche weren holden rightwise men and prudent, taughten and wroten bisili this forseide lore of Wiclef, and conformeden hem therto. And with alle these men I was ofte homli and I comownede with hem long tyme and fele, and so bifore alle othir men I chees wilfulli to be enformed bi hem and of hem, and speciali of Wiclef himsilf, as of the moost vertuous and goodlich wise man that I herde of owhere either knew. And herfore of Wicleef speciali and of these men I toke the lore whiche I haue taughte and purpose to lyue aftir, if God wole, to my lyues ende.”

Novial

Contraction

al

  1. contraction of a + li

Old Dutch

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *allaz (grown-up).

Adjective

al

  1. all

Declension


Descendants

  • Dutch: al

Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *ailą, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eydʰ- (to burn, kindle).

Noun

āl n

  1. fire

Old French

Alternative forms

Contraction

al

  1. contraction of a + le (to the)

Old High German

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /al/

Etymology 1

From Proto-Germanic *allaz.

Adjective

al

  1. all
  2. every, each
  3. whole
Descendants
  • Middle High German: al

Etymology 2

From Proto-Germanic *ēlaz, whence also Old English ǣl, Old Norse áll.

Noun

āl m

  1. eel
Descendants

References

  • Joseph Wright, An Old High German Primer

Old Saxon

Etymology 1

From Proto-Germanic *allaz.

Adjective

al

  1. all
Declension


Etymology 2

From Proto-Germanic *ēlaz. Cognate with Old English ǣl, Dutch aal, Old High German āl (German Aal), Old Norse áll (Danish and Swedish ål).

Noun

āl m

  1. eel

Old Swedish

Etymology

From Old Norse áll, from Proto-Germanic *ēlaz.

Noun

āl m

  1. eel

Declension

Descendants


Polish

Etymology

From German Aal.

Noun

al m

  1. (Silesian dialect) eel

Synonyms


Portuguese

Etymology

From Old Portuguese al, from Vulgar Latin *ale, from Latin aliud, from Proto-Indo-European *ályos.

Pronunciation

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ˈaɫ/
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈaw/
  • Hyphenation: al

Pronoun

al

  1. (obsolete) everything, the rest
  2. (obsolete) other, another

Synonyms

  • (the rest): o resto
  • (other): outro

Related terms


Romanian

Etymology

From Latin illum, from ille.

Article

al (masculine/neuter singular possessive article)

  1. of
    el este un prieten al meu ― he is a friend of mine.

Related terms

  • a (feminine singular)
  • ai (masculine plural)
  • ale (feminine/neuter plural)

See also


Saterland Frisian

Adverb

al

  1. already

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -al

Contraction

al

  1. (contraction of a el) at the, to the.

Swedish

Etymology

From Old Swedish al, from Old Norse ǫlr (compare Icelandic elri, Danish el, Norwegian older), from Proto-Germanic *aluz, *alusō (compare English alder), variant of *alizō, *alisō (compare Dutch els, German Erle), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂élisos.

Pronunciation

Noun

al c

  1. alder (tree)

Declension

Inflection of al 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative al alen alar alarna
Genitive als alens alars alarnas

Turkish

Etymology 1

From Old Turkic āl (“red”), from Proto-Turkic *āl, *Āl (red, crimson). Related to alev and almak.

Adjective

al (comparative daha al, superlative en al)

  1. dark red, blood red, crimson
See also

Noun

al (definite accusative alı, plural allar)

  1. dark red, blood red, crimson
Declension

Descendants

See also

Colors in Turkish · renkler (layout · text)
     kırmızı, kızıl      yeşil      sarı      bej      beyaz, ak
     kırmızı, al      pembe      turkuaz      limon çürüğü      yavruağzı
     mor      lacivert      turuncu      gri, boz      eflatun
     siyah, kara      mor      kahverengi, boz      gök      mavi,

Etymology 2

From Proto-Turkic *Āl.

Noun

al

  1. (dated) trick, trap

Etymology 3

See almak.

Verb

al

  1. second-person imperative of almak

Verb

al

  1. second-person negative imperative of almamak
Antonyms

Venetian

Preposition

al

  1. to the
  2. at the

Article

al m sg

  1. (Belluno) Alternative form of el

Veps

Etymology

Related to Finnish alla.

Postposition

al

  1. under, underneath (stationary location)

Related terms

References

  • Zajceva, N. G.; Mullonen, M. I. (2007), под”, in Uz’ venä-vepsläine vajehnik / Novyj russko-vepsskij slovarʹ [New Russian–Veps Dictionary], Petrozavodsk: Periodika

Volapük

Etymology

Borrowing from German all and English all.

Adjective

al

  1. each
  2. every

Watubela

Noun

al

  1. water

References


West Frisian

Adverb

al

  1. already

Determiner

al

  1. all