5 letter word starting with al

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
alack interj. An exclamation expressive of sorrow.
aland adverb On land; to the land; ashore.
alarm noun A summons to arms, as on the approach of an enemy., Any sound or information intended to give notice of approaching danger; a warning sound to arouse attention; a warning of danger., A sudden attack; disturbance; broil., Sudden surprise with fear or terror excited by apprehension of danger; in the military use, commonly, sudden apprehension of being attacked by surprise., A mechanical contrivance for awaking persons from sleep, or rousing their attention; an alarum., To call to arms for defense; to give notice to (any one) of approaching danger; to rouse to vigilance and action; to put on the alert., To keep in excitement; to disturb., To surprise with apprehension of danger; to fill with anxiety in regard to threatening evil; to excite with sudden fear.
alary adjective Of or pertaining to wings; also, wing-shaped.
alate adverb Lately; of late., Alt. of Alated
alban noun A white crystalline resinous substance extracted from gutta-percha by the action of alcohol or ether.
albee conj. Although; albeit.
album noun A white tablet on which anything was inscribed, as a list of names, etc., A register for visitors’ names; a visitors’ book., A blank book, in which to insert autographs sketches, memorial writing of friends, photographs, etc.
albyn noun Scotland; esp. the Highlands of Scotland.
alday adverb Continually.
alder noun A tree, usually growing in moist land, and belonging to the genus Alnus. The wood is used by turners, etc.; the bark by dyers and tanners. In the U. S. the species of alder are usually shrubs or small trees., Alt. of Aller
aller adjective Of all; — used in composition; as, alderbest, best of all, alderwisest, wisest of all., Same as Alder, of all.
aleak adverb & adjective In a leaking condition.
alert adjective Watchful; vigilant; active in vigilance., Brisk; nimble; moving with celerity., An alarm from a real or threatened attack; a sudden attack; also, a bugle sound to give warning.
alfet noun A caldron of boiling water into which an accused person plunged his forearm as a test of innocence or guilt.
algae plural of Alga
algal adjective Pertaining to, or like, algae.
algid adjective Cold; chilly.
algol noun A fixed star, in Medusa’s head, in the constellation Perseus, remarkable for its periodic variation in brightness.
algor noun Cold; chilliness.
algum noun Same as Almug (and etymologically preferable)., A tree or wood of the Bible (2 Chron. ii. 8; 1 K. x. 11).
alias adverb Otherwise; otherwise called; — a term used in legal proceedings to connect the different names of any one who has gone by two or more, and whose true name is for any cause doubtful; as, Smith, alias Simpson., At another time., A second or further writ which is issued after a first writ has expired without effect., Another name; an assumed name.
alibi noun The plea or mode of defense under which a person on trial for a crime proves or attempts to prove that he was in another place when the alleged act was committed; as, to set up an alibi; to prove an alibi.
alien adjective Not belonging to the same country, land, or government, or to the citizens or subjects thereof; foreign; as, alien subjects, enemies, property, shores., Wholly different in nature; foreign; adverse; inconsistent (with); incongruous; — followed by from or sometimes by to; as, principles alien from our religion., A foreigner; one owing allegiance, or belonging, to another country; a foreign-born resident of a country in which he does not possess the privileges of a citizen. Hence, a stranger. See Alienage., One excluded from certain privileges; one alienated or estranged; as, aliens from God’s mercies., To alienate; to estrange; to transfer, as property or ownership.
alife adverb On my life; dearly.
align verb t. To adjust or form to a line; to range or form in line; to bring into line; to aline., To form in line; to fall into line.
alike adjective Having resemblance or similitude; similar; without difference., In the same manner, form, or degree; in common; equally; as, we are all alike concerned in religion.
aline verb t. To range or place in a line; to bring into line; to align.
alish adjective Like ale; as, an alish taste.
alive adjective Having life, in opposition to dead; living; being in a state in which the organs perform their functions; as, an animal or a plant which is alive., In a state of action; in force or operation; unextinguished; unexpired; existent; as, to keep the fire alive; to keep the affections alive., Exhibiting the activity and motion of many living beings; swarming; thronged., Sprightly; lively; brisk., Having susceptibility; easily impressed; having lively feelings, as opposed to apathy; sensitive., Of all living (by way of emphasis).
allah noun The name of the Supreme Being, in use among the Arabs and the Mohammedans generally.
allay verb t. To make quiet or put at rest; to pacify or appease; to quell; to calm; as, to allay popular excitement; to allay the tumult of the passions., To alleviate; to abate; to mitigate; as, to allay the severity of affliction or the bitterness of adversity., To diminish in strength; to abate; to subside., Alleviation; abatement; check., Alloy., To mix (metals); to mix with a baser metal; to alloy; to deteriorate.
alley noun A narrow passage; especially a walk or passage in a garden or park, bordered by rows of trees or bushes; a bordered way., A narrow passage or way in a city, as distinct from a public street., A passageway between rows of pews in a church., Any passage having the entrance represented as wider than the exit, so as to give the appearance of length., The space between two rows of compositors’ stands in a printing office., A choice taw or marble.
allis noun The European shad (Clupea vulgaris); allice shad. See Alose.
allod noun See Allodium.
alloo verb t. / i. To incite dogs by a call; to halloo.
allot verb t. To distribute by lot., To distribute, or parcel out in parts or portions; or to distribute to each individual concerned; to assign as a share or lot; to set apart as one’s share; to bestow on; to grant; to appoint; as, let every man be contented with that which Providence allots him.
allow verb t. To praise; to approve of; hence, to sanction., To like; to be suited or pleased with., To sanction; to invest; to intrust., To grant, give, admit, accord, afford, or yield; to let one have; as, to allow a servant his liberty; to allow a free passage; to allow one day for rest., To own or acknowledge; to accept as true; to concede; to accede to an opinion; as, to allow a right; to allow a claim; to allow the truth of a proposition., To grant (something) as a deduction or an addition; esp. to abate or deduct; as, to allow a sum for leakage., To grant license to; to permit; to consent to; as, to allow a son to be absent., To admit; to concede; to make allowance or abatement.
alloy verb t. Any combination or compound of metals fused together; a mixture of metals; for example, brass, which is an alloy of copper and zinc. But when mercury is one of the metals, the compound is called an amalgam., The quality, or comparative purity, of gold or silver; fineness., A baser metal mixed with a finer., Admixture of anything which lessens the value or detracts from; as, no happiness is without alloy., To reduce the purity of by mixing with a less valuable substance; as, to alloy gold with silver or copper, or silver with copper., To mix, as metals, so as to form a compound., To abate, impair, or debase by mixture; to allay; as, to alloy pleasure with misfortunes., To form a metallic compound.
allyl noun An organic radical, C3H5, existing especially in oils of garlic and mustard.
almah noun Same as Alme.
alman noun A German., German., The German language., A kind of dance. See Allemande.
almeh noun An Egyptian dancing girl; an Alma.
almry noun See Almonry.
almug noun Alt. of Algum
aloes plural of Aloe
aloft adverb On high; in the air; high above the ground., In the top; at the mast head, or on the higher yards or rigging; overhead; hence (Fig. and Colloq.), in or to heaven., Above; on top of.
alogy noun Unreasonableness; absurdity.
aloin noun A bitter purgative principle in aloes.
alone adjective Quite by one’s self; apart from, or exclusive of, others; single; solitary; — applied to a person or thing., Of or by itself; by themselves; without any thing more or any one else; without a sharer; only., Sole; only; exclusive., Hence; Unique; rare; matchless., Solely; simply; exclusively.
along adverb By the length; in a line with the length; lengthwise., In a line, or with a progressive motion; onward; forward., In company; together., By the length of, as distinguished from across., (Now heard only in the prep. phrase along of.)
aloof noun Same as Alewife., At or from a distance, but within view, or at a small distance; apart; away., Without sympathy; unfavorably., Away from; clear from.
alose verb t. To praise., The European shad (Clupea alosa); — called also allice shad or allis shad. The name is sometimes applied to the American shad (Clupea sapidissima). See Shad.
aloud adverb With a loud voice, or great noise; loudly; audibly.
alpen adjective Of or pertaining to the Alps.
alpha noun The first letter in the Greek alphabet, answering to A, and hence used to denote the beginning.
alpia noun The seed of canary grass (Phalaris Canariensis), used for feeding cage birds.
altar noun A raised structure (as a square or oblong erection of stone or wood) on which sacrifices are offered or incense burned to a deity., In the Christian church, a construction of stone, wood, or other material for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist; the communion table.
alter verb t. To make otherwise; to change in some respect, either partially or wholly; to vary; to modify., To agitate; to affect mentally., To geld., To become, in some respects, different; to vary; to change; as, the weather alters almost daily; rocks or minerals alter by exposure.
altho conj. Although.
altos plural of Alto
alula noun A false or bastard wing. See under Bastard.
alure noun A walk or passage; — applied to passages of various kinds.
alvei plural of Alveus
alway adverb Always.