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Dictionary Definition

ala

Noun

1 a flat wing-shaped process or winglike part of an organism; "the alae of the nose"; "the alae of a maple seed"; "the flat petals of a pea blossom are alae"
2 a wing of an insect [also: alae (pl)]

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English

Etymology

Originated 1730–40 from ala.

Noun

  1. A wing or winglike structure.
  2. A winglike anatomical process or part, especially of bone.
  3. The flattened border of some stems, fruits, and seeds, or one of the two side petals of certain flowers in the pea family.
  4. In ancient Rome, a small room opening into a larger room or courtyard.

References

  • American Heritage 2000
  • Dictionary.com

Bosnian

Noun

  1. A dragon.

Synonyms

Verb

  1. To be born.

Synonyms

Croatian

Noun

hr-noun f

Synonyms

Faroese

Verb

  1. (kvæði) to give birth to
  2. to foster
  3. to nourish

Finnish

Etymology 1

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: a·la
  • Rhymes: -ɑlɑ
  • lang=fi|[ˈɑlɑ]

Noun

  1. An area.
  2. In the context of "in working life|in|_|science|lang=fi": A field.

Declension

fi-decl-kala al
Related terms

Etymology 2

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: a·la
  • lang=fi|['ɑlɑ(ʔ)]

Verb

ala

Hawaiian

Etymology

From ; compare Indonesian jalan, Maori ara.

Noun

  1. way

Icelandic

Verb

ala (+ ) (elur - ól - ólu - alið)
  1. to bear, to give birth to
  2. to feed, to nourish

Derived terms

Italian

Pronunciation

  • lang=it|[ˈala]

Noun

Synonyms

Verb

  1. Form of Third-person singular present tense, alare
  2. Form of Second-person singular imperative, alare#Italian|alare

Kurdish

Noun

  1. flag (piece of cloth)

Latin

Noun

  1. wing

Inflection

Related terms

Latvian

Noun

  1. cave

Declension

Malay

Preposition

  1. like
  2. according to
  3. on

Old High German

Etymology

From ; akin to Old English æl and Old Norse alr.

Noun

  1. awl.

Old Norse

Hyphenation

  • al-a

Verb

  1. To produce.
  2. To testify.
  3. To breed.
  4. To nourish.

Hyphenation

  • ala

Adjective

  1. Touched.

Usage notes

Generally used as an enclitic suffix to the word it modifies, not as a separate word.

Portuguese

Noun

  1. section

Serbian

Noun

  1. dragon

Synonyms

Spanish

Etymology

From ala.

Pronunciation

  • lang=es|/'ala/

Homophones

Noun

  1. wing

Related terms

Swahili

Etymology

From آلة.

Noun

  1. tool

Extensive Definition

Ala may refer to:
As an abbreviation, Ala or ALA may stand for:
ala in Catalan: Ala
ala in Czech: Ala
ala in German: Ala
ala in Spanish: Ala (desambiguación)
ala in French: ALA
ala in Italian: ALA
ala in Dutch: Ala
ala in Japanese: Ala
ala in Polish: Ala
ala in Russian: Ала
ala in Volapük: Ala
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