(||A`li*un"de) adv. & a. [L.] (Law) From another source; from elsewhere; as, a case proved aliunde; evidence
(A*live") a. [OE. on live, AS. on life in life; life being dat. of lif life. See Life, and cf. Live, a.]
1. Having life, in opposition to dead; living; being in a state in which the organs perform their functions; as,
an animal or a plant which is alive.
2. In a state of action; in force or operation; unextinguished; unexpired; existent; as, to keep the fire alive; to
keep the affections alive.
3. Exhibiting the activity and motion of many living beings; swarming; thronged.
The Boyne, for a quarter of a mile, was alive with muskets and green boughs.
4. Sprightly; lively; brisk. Richardson.
5. Having susceptibility; easily impressed; having lively feelings, as opposed to apathy; sensitive.
Tremblingly alive to nature's laws.
6. Of all living
Northumberland was the proudest man alive.
Used colloquially as an intensive; as, man alive!
Alive always follows the noun which it qualifies.
(||A`li*za"ri) n. [Perh. fr. Ar. 'açarah juice extracted from a plant, fr. 'açara to
press.] (Com.) The madder of the Levant. Brande & C.
(A*liz"a*rin) n. [F. alizarine, fr. alizari.] (Chem.) A coloring principle, C14H6O2(OH)2, found
in madder, and now produced artificially from anthracene. It produces the Turkish reds.
(Al"ka*hest) n. [LL. alchahest, F. alcahest, a word that has an Arabic appearance, but was
probably arbitrarily formed by Paracelsus.] The fabled "universal solvent" of the alchemists; a menstruum
capable of dissolving all bodies. Al`ka*hes"tic a.
(Al`kal*am"ide) n. [Alkali + amide.] (Chem.) One of a series of compounds that may be
regarded as ammonia in which a part of the hydrogen has been replaced by basic, and another part by
acid, atoms or radicals.
(Al`ka*les`cence Al`ka*les"cen*cy) n. A tendency to become alkaline; or the state of a
substance in which alkaline properties begin to be developed, or to predominant. Ure.
(Al`ka*les"cent) a. [Cf. F. alcalescent.] Tending to the properties of an alkali; slightly alkaline.
(Al"ka*li) n.; pl. Alkalis or Alkalies [F. alcali, ultimately fr. Ar. alqali ashes of the plant saltwort,
fr. qalay to roast in a pan, fry.]
1. Soda ash; caustic soda, caustic potash, etc.
2. (Chem.) One of a class of caustic bases, such as soda, potash, ammonia, and lithia, whose distinguishing
peculiarities are solubility in alcohol and water, uniting with oils and fats to form soap, neutralizing and
forming salts with acids, turning to brown several vegetable yellows, and changing reddened litmus to