Al

1 of 6

symbol

aluminum

AL

2 of 6

abbreviation

1
Alabama
2
American League
3
American Legion

al-

3 of 6

prefix

see ad-

-al

4 of 6

adjective suffix

: of, relating to, or characterized by
directional
fictional

-al

5 of 6

noun suffix (1)

: action : process
rehearsal

-al

6 of 6

noun suffix (2)

: aldehyde
furfural

Word History

Etymology

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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Cite this Entry

“Al.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Al. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

al-

1 of 3
see ad-

-al

2 of 3 adjective suffix
əl,
ᵊl
: of, relating to, or characterized by
directional
fictional

-al

3 of 3 noun suffix
: action : process
rehearsal
Etymology

Adjective suffix

Middle English -al "relating to," from early French -al (same meaning), from Latin -alis "relating to"

Noun suffix

Middle English -aille "action, process," from early French -aille (same meaning), derived from Latin -alis "relating to"

Medical Definition

Al

symbol
aluminum

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