à la: Meaning and Definition of

à la

Pronunciation: (ä' lä, ä' lu Fr. a la), [key]
  1. according to; in the manner of: a short poem à la Ogden Nash.
  2. chicken à la provençale.
    1. prepared in the manner of, to the taste of, or by:chicken à la provençale.
    2. prepared with the ingredient of. Also,a la.


Pronunciation: (ā'lu), [key]
— pl. a•lae
  1. a wing.
  2. a winglike part, process, or expansion, as of a bone, shell, seed, or stem.
  3. either of the two side petals of a flower in the legume family, as the pea.
  4. (in an ancient Roman house) a small room, as an alcove, opening into a larger room or courtyard.


Pronunciation: (ä'lä), [key]
— n.
  1. 1888–1964, Iranian statesman and diplomat: premier in 1951 and from 1955 to 1957.


Pronunciation: [key]
— Biochem. Biochem.
  1. alanine.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. Alabama.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. American Library Association.
  2. Associate in Liberal Arts.
  3. Authors League of America.
  4. Automobile Legal Association.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
See also:
  • ala (Thesaurus)