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ala

[ey-luh] /ˈeɪ lə/
noun, plural alae
[ey-lee] /ˈeɪ li/ (Show IPA)
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.
Origin of ala
1730-1740
1730-40; < Latin āla wing, armpit, shoulder, representing *aks-lā, derivative of same base as axis axle (see axis1); see axle

Ala

[ah-lah] /ˈɑ lɑ/
noun
1.
Hussein
[hoo-seyn] /hʊˈseɪn/ (Show IPA),
1888–1964, Iranian statesman and diplomat: premier in 1951 and from 1955 to 1957.

Ala

Biochemistry
1.

Ala.

1.

A.L.A.

1.
American Library Association.
2.
Associate in Liberal Arts.
3.
Authors League of America.
4.
Automobile Legal Association.
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Examples from the Web for ala
Historical Examples
  • At'ala, the name of a novel by François Auguste Chateaubriand.

  • The accoutrement (ala) presumably was the addition of fittings.

    The Bbur-nma in English Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
  • Afterwards both window and door were walled up and the ala was turned into a wardrobe.

  • The fairy ala has probably had a lot to do with that trouble.

    Cakes & Ale Edward Spencer
  • Whereupon the Soldan ala Eddin told him the whole circumstance.

    The Turkish Jester Nasreddin Hoca
  • ala (plural, al), a wing; the side-petals of a papilionaceous corolla, 92.

  • But how has it come about that the fairy “ala” has gained such headway in this island of ours?

    Cakes & Ale Edward Spencer
  • All the way to ala they would still be in the Emperor's territory.

    Clementina A.E.W. Mason
  • In spite of her starved condition, ala was an attractive child.

    The Inca Emerald Samuel Scoville
  • Will you, then, permit me to ask you what is the translation of ala e ala, word for word?

    The Wing-and-Wing J. Fenimore Cooper
British Dictionary definitions for ala

ala

/ˈeɪlə/
noun (pl) alae (ˈeɪliː)
1.
(zoology) a wing or flat winglike process or structure, such as a part of some bones and cartilages
2.
(botany) a winglike part, such as one of the wings of a sycamore seed or one of the flat petals of a sweet pea flower
Word Origin
C18: from Latin āla a wing

Ala.

abbreviation
1.
Alabama
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ala in Medicine

ala a·la (ā'lə)
n. pl. a·lae (ā'lē)
A winglike or expanded structure or part, such as the external ear.

Ala abbr.
alanine

ALA (ā'ěl-ā')
n.
Delta-aminolevulinic acid; an intermediate in the biosynthesis of hematin formed from glycine and succinyl-coenzyme A.

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Related Abbreviations for ala

ALA

1.
alpha-linolenic acid
2.
American Library Association
3.
American Lung Association
4.
Association for Laboratory Automation

Ala.

1.
Alabama
2.
alanine
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