7 letter word starting with al

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alamire noun The lowest note but one in Guido Aretino’s scale of music.
alamode adverb & adjective According to the fashion or prevailing mode., A thin, black silk for hoods, scarfs, etc.; — often called simply mode.
alamort adjective To the death; mortally.
alanine noun A white crystalline base, C3H7NO2, derived from aldehyde ammonia.
alantin noun See Inulin.
alarmed imp. & past participle of Alarm, Aroused to vigilance; excited by fear of approaching danger; agitated; disturbed; as, an alarmed neighborhood; an alarmed modesty.
alatern noun Alt. of Alaternus
alation noun The state of being winged.
albinos plural of Albino
alborak noun The imaginary milk-white animal on which Mohammed was said to have been carried up to heaven; a white mule.
albumen noun The white of an egg., Nourishing matter stored up within the integuments of the seed in many plants, but not incorporated in the embryo. It is the floury part in corn, wheat, and like grains, the oily part in poppy seeds, the fleshy part in the cocoanut, etc., Same as Albumin.
albumin noun A thick, viscous nitrogenous substance, which is the chief and characteristic constituent of white of eggs and of the serum of blood, and is found in other animal substances, both fluid and solid, also in many plants. It is soluble in water and is coagulated by heat and by certain chemical reagents.
alcayde noun A commander of a castle or fortress among the Spaniards, Portuguese, and Moors., The warden, or keeper of a jail., Same as Alcaid.
alcalde noun A magistrate or judge in Spain and in Spanish America, etc.
alcanna noun An oriental shrub (Lawsonia inermis) from which henna is obtained.
alcazar noun A fortress; also, a royal palace.
alchemy noun An imaginary art which aimed to transmute the baser metals into gold, to find the panacea, or universal remedy for diseases, etc. It led the way to modern chemistry., A mixed metal composed mainly of brass, formerly used for various utensils; hence, a trumpet., Miraculous power of transmuting something common into something precious.
alchymy noun See Alchemic, Alchemist, Alchemistic, Alchemy.
alcoate noun Alt. of Alcohate
alcohol noun An impalpable powder., The fluid essence or pure spirit obtained by distillation., Pure spirit of wine; pure or highly rectified spirit (called also ethyl alcohol); the spirituous or intoxicating element of fermented or distilled liquors, or more loosely a liquid containing it in considerable quantity. It is extracted by simple distillation from various vegetable juices and infusions of a saccharine nature, which have undergone vinous fermentation., A class of compounds analogous to vinic alcohol in constitution. Chemically speaking, they are hydroxides of certain organic radicals; as, the radical ethyl forms common or ethyl alcohol (C2H5.OH); methyl forms methyl alcohol (CH3.OH) or wood spirit; amyl forms amyl alcohol (C5H11.OH) or fusel oil, etc.
alcoran noun The Mohammedan Scriptures; the Koran (now the usual form).
alecost noun The plant costmary, which was formerly much used for flavoring ale.
alehoof noun Ground ivy (Nepeta Glechoma).
alembic noun An apparatus formerly used in distillation, usually made of glass or metal. It has mostly given place to the retort and worm still.
alength adverb At full length; lengthwise.
alepole noun A pole set up as the sign of an alehouse.
alertly adverb In an alert manner; nimbly.
aleutic adjective Of or pertaining to a chain of islands between Alaska and Kamtchatka; also, designating these islands.
alewife noun A woman who keeps an alehouse., A North American fish (Clupea vernalis) of the Herring family. It is called also ellwife, ellwhop, branch herring. The name is locally applied to other related species.
alfalfa noun The lucern (Medicago sativa); — so called in California, Texas, etc.
alferes noun An ensign; a standard bearer.
alfione noun An edible marine fish of California (Rhacochilus toxotes).
algarot noun Alt. of Algaroth
algates adverb Always; wholly; everywhere., By any or means; at all events., Notwithstanding; yet.
algazel noun The true gazelle.
algebra noun That branch of mathematics which treats of the relations and properties of quantity by means of letters and other symbols. It is applicable to those relations that are true of every kind of magnitude., A treatise on this science.
algific adjective Producing cold.
alhenna noun See Henna.
aliases plural of Alias
alicant noun A kind of wine, formerly much esteemed; — said to have been made near Alicant, in Spain.
alidade noun The portion of a graduated instrument, as a quadrant or astrolabe, carrying the sights or telescope, and showing the degrees cut off on the arc of the instrument
alienee noun One to whom the title of property is transferred; — opposed to alienor.
alienor noun One who alienates or transfers property to another.
aliform adjective Wing-shaped; winglike.
aliment noun That which nourishes; food; nutriment; anything which feeds or adds to a substance in natural growth. Hence: The necessaries of life generally: sustenance; means of support., An allowance for maintenance., To nourish; to support., To provide for the maintenance of.
alimony noun Maintenance; means of living., An allowance made to a wife out of her husband’s estate or income for her support, upon her divorce or legal separation from him, or during a suit for the same.
aliquot adjective An aliquot part of a number or quantity is one which will divide it without a remainder; thus, 5 is an aliquot part of 15. Opposed to aliquant.
aliunde adverb & adjective From another source; from elsewhere; as, a case proved aliunde; evidence aliunde.
alizari noun The madder of the Levant.
alkalis plural of Alkali
alkanet noun A dyeing matter extracted from the roots of Alkanna tinctoria, which gives a fine deep red color., A boraginaceous herb (Alkanna tinctoria) yielding the dye; orchanet., The similar plant Anchusa officinalis; bugloss; also, the American puccoon.
alkazar See Alcazar.
alkoran noun The Mohammedan Scriptures. Same as Alcoran and Koran.
allayed imp. & past participle of Allay
allayer noun One who, or that which, allays.
alledge verb t. See Allege.
alleged imp. & past participle of Allege
alleger noun One who affirms or declares.
allegge verb t. See Alegge and Allay.
allegro adjective Brisk, lively., An allegro movement; a quick, sprightly strain or piece.
alleyed adjective Furnished with alleys; forming an alley.
allheal noun A name popularly given to the officinal valerian, and to some other plants.
alliant noun An ally; a confederate.
allness noun Totality; completeness.
allonge verb A thrust or pass; a lunge., A slip of paper attached to a bill of exchange for receiving indorsements, when the back of the bill itself is already full; a rider., To thrust with a sword; to lunge.
allonym noun The name of another person assumed by the author of a work., A work published under the name of some one other than the author.
alloquy noun A speaking to another; an address.
allowed imp. & past participle of Allow
allower noun An approver or abettor., One who allows or permits.
alloxan noun An oxidation product of uric acid. It is of a pale reddish color, readily soluble in water or alcohol.
alloyed imp. & past participle of Alloy
alluded imp. & past participle of Allude, of Allure
allurer noun One who, or that which, allures.
alluvia plural of Alluvium
allwork noun Domestic or other work of all kinds; as, a maid of allwork, that is, a general servant.
allying present participle & vb. noun of Ally
almadia noun Alt. of Almadie
almadie noun A bark canoe used by the Africans., A boat used at Calicut, in India, about eighty feet long, and six or seven broad.
almagra noun A fine, deep red ocher, somewhat purplish, found in Spain. It is the sil atticum of the ancients. Under the name of Indian red it is used for polishing glass and silver.
almayne noun Alt. of Alman
almanac noun A book or table, containing a calendar of days, and months, to which astronomical data and various statistics are often added, such as the times of the rising and setting of the sun and moon, eclipses, hours of full tide, stated festivals of churches, terms of courts, etc.
almesse noun See Alms.
almoner noun One who distributes alms, esp. the doles and alms of religious houses, almshouses, etc.; also, one who dispenses alms for another, as the almoner of a prince, bishop, etc.
almonry noun The place where an almoner resides, or where alms are distributed.
almsman noun A recipient of alms., A giver of alms.
alnager noun A measure by the ell; formerly a sworn officer in England, whose duty was to inspect and measure woolen cloth, and fix upon it a seal.
aloetic adjective Consisting chiefly of aloes; of the nature of aloes., A medicine containing chiefly aloes.
alogian noun One of an ancient sect who rejected St. John’s Gospel and the Apocalypse, which speak of Christ as the Logos.
alonely adverb Only; merely; singly., Exclusive.
alongst preposition & adverb Along.
alopecy noun Loss of the hair; baldness.
already adverb Prior to some specified time, either past, present, or future; by this time; previously.
altaian adjective Alt. of Altaic
altered imp. & past participle of Alter
althaea noun Alt. of Althea
althorn noun An instrument of the saxhorn family, used exclusively in military music, often replacing the French horn.
alumina noun One of the earths, consisting of two parts of aluminium and three of oxygen, Al2O3.
alumine noun Alumina.
alumish adjective Somewhat like alum.
alumnae plural of Alumna
alumnus noun A pupil; especially, a graduate of a college or other seminary of learning.
alunite noun Alum stone.
alveary noun A beehive, or something resembling a beehive., The hollow of the external ear.
alveole noun Same as Alveolus.
alveoli plural of Alveolus
alyssum noun A genus of cruciferous plants; madwort. The sweet alyssum (A. maritimum), cultivated for bouquets, bears small, white, sweet-scented flowers.