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Meaning of al

al

Pronunciation: (äl), [key]
— n.
  1. See

Al

Pronunciation: (al), [key]
— n.
  1. a male given name: form of

à l'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. form ofused for either gender before a vowel or h.

al-

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. var. ofbefore l: allure.

Al-

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

-al

Pronunciation: [key]
  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,was restricted to stems not containing an -l- (cf.); recent lapses in this rule have produced semantically distinct pairs, as familiar and familial. Cf.

-al

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a suffix forming nouns from verbs, usually verbs of French or Latin origin: denial; refusal.

-al

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a suffix indicating that a compound contains an aldehyde group: chloral.

AL

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. Alabama (approved esp. for use with zip code).
  2. Anglo-Latin.

Al

Pronunciation: [key]
— Symbol, Chem.
  1. aluminum.

AL.

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. Anglo-Latin.

al.

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. other things.
  2. other persons.

A.L.

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. American League.
  2. American Legion.
  3. Anglo-Latin.

a.l.

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. autograph letter.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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  • al (Thesaurus)