Definition of Al

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Definition of AL (Entry 2 of 6)

1 Alabama
2 American League
3 American Legion



Definition of al- (Entry 3 of 6)

— see ad-

Definition of -al (Entry 4 of 6)

: of, relating to, or characterized by directional fictional

Definition of -al (Entry 5 of 6)

: action : process rehearsal

Definition of -al (Entry 6 of 6)

: aldehyde furfural

History and Etymology for Al

Adjective suffix

Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin -alis

Noun suffix (1)

Middle English -aille, from Anglo-French, from Latin -alia, neuter plural of -alis

Noun suffix (2)

French, from alcool alcohol, from Medieval Latin alcohol

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“Al.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of -al

: of, relating to, or characterized by

Kids Definition of AL

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Kids Definition of -al

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: of, relating to, or showing fictional

Kids Definition of -al (Entry 2 of 3)

: action : process rehearsal

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