Alcade to Alehouse
(Al*cade") n. Same as Alcaid.
(Al"ca*hest) n. Same as Alkahest.
(Al*ca"ic) a. [L. Alcaïcus, Gr. .] Pertaining to Alcæus, a lyric poet of Mitylene, about 6000 b. c.
n. A kind of verse, so called from Alcæus. One variety consists of five feet, a spondee or iambic, an
iambic, a long syllable, and two dactyls.
(||Al*caid", Al*cayde") (ak*kad"; Sp. äl*kä*e"da), n. [Sp. alcaide, fr. Ar. al-qaid governor, fr. qada
to lead, govern.]
1. A commander of a castle or fortress among the Spaniards, Portuguese, and Moors.
2. The warden, or keeper of a jail.
(||Al*cal"de) n. [Sp. alcalde, fr. Ar. al-qadi judge, fr. qada to decide, judge. Hence, the cadi
of the Turks. Cf. Cadi.] A magistrate or judge in Spain and in Spanish America, etc. Prescott.
Sometimes confounded with Alcaid.
(Al`ca*lim"e*ter), n. See Alkalimeter.
(||Al*can"na) n. [Sp. alcana, alhea, fr. Ar. al-hinna. See Henna, and cf. Alkanet.] (Bot.)
An oriental shrub (Lawsonia inermis) from which henna is obtained.
(||Al`car*ra"za) n.; pl. Alcarrazas. [Sp., from Ar. al-kurraz earthen vessel.] A vessel of
porous earthenware, used for cooling liquids by evaporation from the exterior surface.
(||Al*cayde") n. Same as Alcaid.
(||Al*ca"zar) n. [ fr. Ar. al the + qacr (in pl.) a castle.] A fortress; also, a royal palace. Prescott.
(||Al*ce"do) n. [L., equiv. to Gr. . See Halcyon.] (Zoöl.) A genus of perching birds, including
the European kingfisher See Halcyon.
(Al*chem"ic Al*chem"ic*al) a. [Cf. F. alchimique.] Of or relating to alchemy.
(Al*chem"ic*al*ly), adv. In the manner of alchemy.
(Al"che*mist) n. [Cf. OF. alquemiste, F. alchimiste.] One who practices alchemy.
You are alchemist; make gold.
(Al`che*mis"tic Al`che*mis"tic*al) a. Relating to or practicing alchemy.
Metaphysical and alchemistical legislators.
(Al"che*mis*try) n. Alchemy. [Obs.]
(Al"che*mize) v. t. To change by alchemy; to transmute. Lovelace.
(Al"che*my) n. [OF. alkemie, arquemie, F. alchimie, Ar. al-kimia, fr. late Gr. for a mingling,
infusion, juice, liquid, especially as extracted from plants, fr. to pour; for chemistry was originally the art
of extracting the juices from plants for medicinal purposes. Cf. Sp. alquimia, It. alchimia. Gr. is prob.
akin to L. fundere to pour, Goth. guitan, AS. geótan, to pour, and so to E. fuse. See Fuse, and cf.