Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Alienable adjective [ Confer French aliénable .] Capable of being alienated, sold, or transferred to another; as, land is alienable according to the laws of the state.
[ Confer Old French aliénage
.] 1. The state or legal condition of being an alien.
» The disabilities of alienage
are removable by naturalization or by special license from the State of residence, and in some of the United States by declaration of intention of naturalization. Kent. Wharton.
Estates forfeitable on account of alienage . 2. The state of being alienated or transferred to another. Brougham.
[ Latin alienatus
, past participle of alienare
, from alienus
. See Alien
, and confer Aliene
.] Estranged; withdrawn in affection; foreign; -- with from .
O alienate from God.
(-āt) transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Alienated
; present participle & verbal noun Alienating
.] 1. To convey or transfer to another, as title, property, or right; to part voluntarily with ownership of. 2. To withdraw, as the affections; to make indifferent of averse, where love or friendship before subsisted; to estrange; to wean; -- with from .
The errors which . . . alienated a loyal gentry and priesthood from the House of Stuart.
The recollection of his former life is a dream that only the more alienates him from the realities of the present.
Alienate noun A stranger; an alien. [ Obsolete]
[ French aliénation
, Latin alienatio
, from alienare
, from alienare
. See Alienate
.] 1. The act of alienating, or the state of being alienated. 2. (Law) A transfer of title, or a legal conveyance of property to another. 3. A withdrawing or estrangement, as of the affections.
The alienation of his heart from the king. 4. Mental alienation; derangement of the mental faculties; insanity; as, alienation of mind. Syn.
-- Insanity; lunacy; madness; derangement; aberration; mania; delirium; frenzy; dementia; monomania. See Insanity
Alienator noun One who alienates.
Aliene transitive verb To alien or alienate; to transfer, as title or property; as, to aliene an estate.
Alienee noun (Law) One to whom the title of property is transferred; -- opposed to alienor .
It the alienee enters and keeps possession.
Alienism noun 1. The status or legal condition of an alien; alienage.
The law was very gentle in the construction of the disability of alienism . 2. The study or treatment of diseases of the mind.
Alienist noun [ French aliéniste .] One who treats diseases of the mind. Ed. Rev.
Alienor noun [ Old French aliéneur .] One who alienates or transfers property to another. Blackstone.
Aliethmoid, Aliethmoidal adjective [ Latin ala wing + English ethomoid .] (Anat.) Pertaining to expansions of the ethmoid bone or cartilage.
Alife adverb [ Confer lief dear.] On my life; dearly. [ Obsolete] "I love that sport alife ." Beau. & Fl.
Aliferous adjective [ Latin ala wing + -ferous .] Having wings, winged; aligerous. [ R.]
Aliform adjective [ Latin ala wing + -form .] Wing-shaped; winglike.
Aligerous adjective [ Latin aliger ; ala wing + gerere to carry.] Having wings; winged. [ R.]
Alight intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Alighted
; present participle & verbal noun Alighting
.] [ Middle English alihten
, from Anglo-Saxon ālīhtan
; prefix ā-
(cf. Goth. us-
, German er-
, orig. meaning out
) + līhtan
, to alight, orig. to render light, to remove a burden from, from līht
, light. See Light
, intransitive verb
] 1. To spring down, get down, or descend, as from on horseback or from a carriage; to dismount. 2. To descend and settle, lodge, rest, or stop; as, a flying bird alights on a tree; snow alights on a roof. 3. To come or chance ( upon ).
Alight adjective [ Prefix a- + light .] Lighted; lighted up; in a flame. "The lamps were alight ." Dickens.
Align transitive verb
[ French aligner
) + ligne
) line. See Line
, and confer Allineate
.] To adjust or form to a line; to range or form in line; to bring into line; to aline.
Align transitive verb To form in line; to fall into line.
Alignment noun [ French alignement .]
1. The act of adjusting to a line; arrangement in a line or lines; the state of being so adjusted; a formation in a straight line; also, the line of adjustment; esp., an imaginary line to regulate the formation of troops or of a squadron. 2. (Engineering) The ground-plan of a railway or other road, in distinction from the grades or profile.
[ Anglo-Saxon onlīc
; prefix ā
.] Having resemblance or similitude; similar; without difference.
[ Now used only predicatively.]
The darkness and the light are both alike to thee.
Ps. cxxxix. 12.
Alike adverb [ Anglo-Saxon gelīce , onlīce .] In the same manner, form, or degree; in common; equally; as, we are all alike concerned in religion.
Alike-minded adjective Like- minded. [ Obsolete]
[ Latin alimentum
, from alere
to nourish; akin to Goth. alan
to grow, Icelandic ala
to nourish: confer French aliment
. See Old
.] 1. 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.
Aliments of their sloth and weakness. 2. An allowance for maintenance.
Aliment transitive verb
1. To nourish; to support. 2. To provide for the maintenance of. [ Scot.]
Alimental adjective Supplying food; having the quality of nourishing; furnishing the materials for natural growth; as, alimental sap.
Alimentally adverb So as to serve for nourishment or food; nourishing quality. Sir T. Browne.
Alimentariness noun The quality of being alimentary; nourishing quality. [ R.]
Alimentary adjective [ Latin alimentarius , from alimentum : confer French alimentaire .] Pertaining to aliment or food, or to the function of nutrition; nutritious; alimental; as, alimentary substances. Alimentary canal , the entire channel, extending from the mouth to the anus, by which aliments are conveyed through the body, and the useless parts ejected.
Alimentation noun [ Confer French alimentation , Late Latin alimentatio .]
1. The act or process of affording nutriment; the function of the alimentary canal. 2. State or mode of being nourished. Bacon.
Alimentiveness noun The instinct or faculty of appetite for food. [ Chiefly in Phrenol.]
Alimonious adjective Affording food; nourishing. [ R.] " Alimonious humors." Harvey.
Alimony noun [ Latin alimonia , alimonium , nourishment, sustenance, from alere to nourish.]
1. Maintenance; means of living. 2. (Law) 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. Wharton. Burrill.
Alinasal adjective [ Latin ala wing + English nasal .] (Anat.) Pertaining to expansions of the nasal bone or cartilage.
Aline transitive verb To range or place in a line; to bring into line; to align. Evelyn.
Alinement noun Same as Alignment .
[ The Eng. form alinement
is preferable to alignment
, a bad spelling of the French]. New Eng. Dict. (Murray).
Aliner noun One who adjusts things to a line or lines or brings them into line. Evelyn.
Alioth noun [ Arabic alyāt the tail of a fat sheep.] (Astron.) A star in the tail of the Great Bear, the one next the bowl in the Dipper.
Aliped adjective [ Latin alipes ; ala wing + pes , pedis , foot: confer French alipède .] (Zoology) Wing-footed, as the bat. -- noun An animal whose toes are connected by a membrane, serving for a wing, as the bat.
Aliphatic adjective [ Greek ..., ..., oil, fat.] (Org. Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, fat; fatty; -- applied to compounds having an openc-hain structure. The aliphatic compounds thus include not only the fatty acids and other derivatives of the paraffin hydrocarbons, but also unsaturated compounds, as the ethylene and acetylene series.
Aliquant adjective [ Latin aliquantus some, moderate; alius other + quantus how great: confer French aliquante .] (Math.) An aliquant part of a number or quantity is one which does not divide it without leaving a remainder; thus, 5 is an aliquant part of 16. Opposed to aliquot .
Aliquot adjective [ Latin aliquot some, several; alius other + quot how many: confer French aliquote .] (Math.) 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 .
Aliseptal adjective [ Latin ala wing + English septal .] (Anat.) Relating to expansions of the nasal septum.
Alish adjective Like ale; as, an alish taste.
Alisphenoid noun (Anat.) The alisphenoid bone.
Alisphenoid, Alisphenoidal adjective [ Latin ala wing + English sphenoid .] (Anat.) Pertaining to or forming the wing of the sphenoid; relating to a bone in the base of the skull, which in the adult is often consolidated with the sphenoid; as, alisphenoid bone; alisphenoid canal.
Alitrunk noun [ Latin ala wing + truncus trunk.] (Zoology) The segment of the body of an insect to which the wings are attached; the thorax. Kirby.