Ale-knight to Alienate
(Ale"-knight`) n. A pot companion. [Obs.]
(Al`e*man"nic) a. Belonging to the Alemanni, a confederacy of warlike German tribes.
(Al`e*man"nic), n. The language of the Alemanni.
The Swabian dialect . . . is known as the Alemannic.
(A*lem"bic) n. [F. alambic Ar. al-anbiq, fr. Gr. 'a`mbix cup, cap of a still. The cap or head
was the alembic proper. Cf. Limbec.] An apparatus formerly used in distillation, usually made of
glass or metal. It has mostly given place to the retort and worm still.
Used also metaphorically.
The alembic of a great poet's imagination.
(A*lem"broth) n. [Origin uncertain.] The salt of wisdom of the alchemists, a double salt
composed of the chlorides of ammonium and mercury. It was formerly used as a stimulant. Brande &
(A`len`çon" lace") See under Lace.
(A*length") adv. [Pref. a- + length.] At full length; lengthwise. Chaucer.
(A*lep"i*dote), a. [Gr. 'a priv. + a scale.] (Zoöl.) Not having scales. n. A fish without
(Ale"pole`) n. A pole set up as the sign of an alehouse. [Obs.]
(A*lert") a. [F. alerte, earlier à l'erte on the watch, fr. It. all' erta on the watch, prop. (standing)
on a height, where one can look around; erta a declivity, steep, erto steep, p. p. of ergere, erigere, to
erect, raise, L. erigere. See Erect.]
1. Watchful; vigilant; active in vigilance.
2. Brisk; nimble; moving with celerity.
An alert young fellow.
Syn. Active; agile; lively; quick; prompt.
On the alert, on the lookout or watch against attack or danger; ready to act.
(A*lert"), n. (Mil.) An alarm from a real or threatened attack; a sudden attack; also, a bugle sound
to give warning. "We have had an alert." Farrow.
(A*lert"ly), adv. In an alert manner; nimbly.
(A*lert"ness), n. The quality of being alert or on the alert; briskness; nimbleness; activity.
(Ale" sil`ver) A duty payable to the lord mayor of London by the sellers of ale within the city.
(Ale"stake) n. A stake or pole projecting from, or set up before, an alehouse, as a sign; an
alepole. At the end was commonly suspended a garland, a bunch of leaves, or a "bush." [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Ale"tast`er) n. See Aleconner. [Eng.]
(A*le`thi*ol"o*gy) n. [Gr. truth + -logy.] The science which treats of the nature of truth and
evidence. Sir W. Hamilton.