Alack to Albyn
(A*lack") interj. [Prob. from ah! lack! OE. lak loss, failure, misfortune. See Lack.] An exclamation
expressive of sorrow. [Archaic. or Poet.] Shak.
(A*lack"a*day`) interj. [For alack the day. Cf. Lackaday.] An exclamation expressing sorrow.
Shakespeare has "alack the day" and "alack the heavy day." Compare "woe worth the day."
(A*lac"ri*fy) v. t. [L. alacer, alacris, lively + -fly.] To rouse to action; to inspirit.
(A*lac"ri*ous) a. [L. alacer, alacris.] Brisk; joyously active; lively.
'T were well if we were a little more alacrious.
(A*lac"ri*ous*ly), adv. With alacrity; briskly.
(A*lac"ri*ous*ness), n. Alacrity. [Obs.] Hammond.
(A*lac"ri*ty) n. [L. alacritas, fr. alacer lively, eager, prob. akin to Gr. to drive, Goth. aljan
zeal.] A cheerful readiness, willingness, or promptitude; joyous activity; briskness; sprightliness; as, the
soldiers advanced with alacrity to meet the enemy.
I have not that alacrity of spirit,
Nor cheer of mind that I was wont to have.
(A*lad"in*ist) n. [From Aladin, for Ala Eddin, i. e., height of religion, a learned divine under
Mohammed II. and Bajazet II.] One of a sect of freethinkers among the Mohammedans.
(Al`a*lon"ga or Al`i*lon"ghi) n. (Zoöl.) The tunny. See Albicore.
(||A`la*mi"re) n. [Compounded of a la mi re, names of notes in the musical scale.] The lowest
note but one in Guido Aretino's scale of music.
(Al`a*mo*dal"i*ty) n. The quality of being à la mode; conformity to the mode or fashion; fashionableness.
(Al"a*mode`) adv. & a. [F. à la mode after the fashion.] According to the fashion or prevailing
mode. "Alamode beef shops." Macaulay.
(Al"a*mode`), n. A thin, black silk for hoods, scarfs, etc.; often called simply mode. Buchanan.
(Al`a*mort") a. [F. à la mort to the death. Cf. Amort.] To the death; mortally.
(A*lan") n. [OF. alan, alant; cf. Sp. alano.] A wolfhound. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(A*land") adv. [Pref. a- + land.] On land; to the land; ashore. "Cast aland." Sir P. Sidney.
(Al"a*nine) n. [Aldehyde + the ending -ine. The -n- is a euphonic insertion.] (Chem.) A white
crystalline base, C3H7NO2, derived from aldehyde ammonia.
(A*lan"tin) n. [G. alant elecampane, the Inula helenium of Linnæus.] (Chem.) See Inulin.
(A"lar) a. [L. alarius, fr. ala wing: cf. F. alaire.]
1. Pertaining to, or having, wings.
2. (Bot.) Axillary; in the fork or axil. Gray.
(A*larm") n. [F. alarme, It. all' arme to arms ! fr. L. arma, pl., arms. See Arms, and cf. Alarum.]