Alleviative to Allotment
(Al*le"vi*a*tive) a. Tending to alleviate. n. That which alleviates.
(Al*le"vi*a`tor) n. One who, or that which, alleviates.
(Al*le"vi*a*to*ry) a. Alleviative. Carlyle.
(Al"ley) n.; pl. Alleys [OE. aley, alley, OF. alée, F. allée, a going, passage, fr. OE. aler, F. aller,
to go; of uncertain origin: cf. Prov. anar, It. andare, Sp. andar.]
1. A narrow passage; especially a walk or passage in a garden or park, bordered by rows of trees or
bushes; a bordered way.
I know each lane and every alley green.
2. A narrow passage or way in a city, as distinct from a public street. Gay.
3. A passageway between rows of pews in a church.
4. (Persp.) Any passage having the entrance represented as wider than the exit, so as to give the
appearance of length.
5. The space between two rows of compositors' stands in a printing office.
(Al"ley), n.; pl. Alleys [A contraction of alabaster, of which it was originally made.] A choice
taw or marble. Dickens.
(Al"leyed) a. Furnished with alleys; forming an alley. "An alleyed walk." Sir W. Scott.
(Al"ley*way`) n. An alley.
All Fools' Day
(All" Fools' Day`) The first day of April, a day on which sportive impositions are practiced.
The first of April, some do say,
Is set apart for All Fools' Day.
Poor Robin's Almanack
(All`fours") [All + four ] A game at cards, called "High, Low, Jack, and the Game."
To be, go, or run, on all fours to be on the same footing; to correspond (with) exactly; to be alike in
all the circumstances to be considered. "This example is on all fours with the other." "No simile can go
on all fours." Macaulay.
(All` fours") [formerly, All` four".] All four legs of a quadruped; or the two legs and two arms of a
(All` hail") [All + hail, interj.] All health; a phrase of salutation or welcome.
(All`-hail"), v. t. To salute; to greet. [Poet.]
Whiles I stood rapt in the wonder of it, came missives from the king, who all-hailed me "Thane of Cawdor."
(All`hal"lond) n. Allhallows. [Obs.] Shak.
(All`hal"low All`hal"lows) n.
1. All the saints (in heaven). [Obs.]
2. All Saints' Day, November 1st. [Archaic]