2. The art of calculating with any species of notation; as, the algorithms of fractions, proportions, surds,
(Al"gous) a. [L. algosus, fr. alga seaweed.] Of or pertaining to the algæ, or seaweeds; abounding
with, or like, seaweed.
(||Al`gua*zil") n. [Sp. alguacil, fr. Ar. alwazir the vizier. Cf. Vizier.] An inferior officer of
justice in Spain; a warrant officer; a constable. Prescott.
(Al"gum) n. Same as Almug 2 Chron. ii. 8.
(Al*ham"bra) n. [Ultimately fr. Ar. al the + hamra red; i. e., the red (sc. house).] The
palace of the Moorish kings at Granada.
(Al`ham*bra"ic Al`ham*bresque") a. Made or decorated after the fanciful style of the ornamentation
in the Alhambra, which affords an unusually fine exhibition of Saracenic or Arabesque architecture.
(||Al*hen"na) n. See Henna.
(A"li*as) adv. [L., fr. alius. See Else.] (Law) (a) Otherwise; otherwise called; a term used in
legal proceedings to connect the different names of any one who has gone by two or more, and whose
true name is for any cause doubtful; as, Smith, alias Simpson. (b) At another time.
(A"li*as), n.; pl. Aliases [L., otherwise, at another time.] (Law) (a) A second or further writ
which is issued after a first writ has expired without effect. (b) Another name; an assumed name.
(Al"i*bi) n. [L., elsewhere, at another place. See Alias.] (Law) The plea or mode of defense under
which a person on trial for a crime proves or attempts to prove that he was in another place when the
alleged act was committed; as, to set up an alibi; to prove an alibi.
(Al`i*bil"i*ty) n. Quality of being alible.
(Al"i*ble) a. [L. alibilis, fr. alere to nourish.] Nutritive; nourishing.
(Al"i*cant) n. A kind of wine, formerly much esteemed; said to have been made near Alicant,
in Spain. J. Fletcher.
(Al"i*dade) n. [LL. alidada, alhidada, fr. Ar. al-'idada a sort of rule: cf. F. alidade.] The
portion of a graduated instrument, as a quadrant or astrolabe, carrying the sights or telescope, and showing
the degrees cut off on the arc of the instrument Whewell.
(Al"ien) a. [OF. alien, L. alienus, fr. alius another; properly, therefore, belonging to another. See
1. Not belonging to the same country, land, or government, or to the citizens or subjects thereof; foreign; as,
alien subjects, enemies, property, shores.
2. Wholly different in nature; foreign; adverse; inconsistent (with); incongruous; followed by from or sometimes
by to; as, principles alien from our religion.
An alien sound of melancholy. Alien enemy (Law), one who owes allegiance to a government at war with ours. Abbott.