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a male given name: form of Albert, Alfred, Aloysius. Unabridged
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the internet domain name for

the chemical symbol for

abbreviation for
1.  Alabama
2.  Anglo-Latin
3.  (in the US and Canada) American League (of baseball teams)
4.  Albania (international car registration)

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Word Origin & History

O.E. gor "dirt, dung, shit," a Gmc. word (cf. M.Du. goor "filth, mud;" O.N. gor "cud;" O.H.G. gor "animal dung"), of uncertain origin. Sense of "clotted blood" (especially shed in battle) developed by 1563.

c.1400, from Scottish gorren "to pierce, stab," origin unknown, perhaps related to O.E. gar "spear" (see gar), which is certainly the source of the third meaning of Mod.Eng. gore, "triangular piece of ground" (O.E. gara), hence also "front of a skirt" (mid-13c.), and "triangular
piece of cloth" (early 14c.).

suffix forming adjectives from nouns or other adjectives, "of, like, related to," M.E. -al, -el, from O.Fr. or directly from L. -alis (see -al (2)).

suffix forming nouns of action from verbs, mostly from Latin and French, meaning "act of ______ing" (e.g. survival, removal), M.E. -aille, from Fr. fem. sing. -aille, from L. -alia, neut. pl. of adj. suffix -alis, also used in English as a noun suffix. Nativized in English and used with Germanic verbs
(e.g. bestowal, betrothal).
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The symbol for the element aluminum.

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The symbol for aluminum.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
  1. Alabama

  2. Albania (international vehicle ID)

  3. American League

  4. American Legion

  5. Anglo-Latin

  6. artificial life

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