Almagra to Alp
(||Al*ma"gra) n. [Sp. almagra, almagre, fr. Ar. al-maghrah red clay or earth.] A fine, deep
red ocher, somewhat purplish, found in Spain. It is the sil atticum of the ancients. Under the name of
Indian red it is used for polishing glass and silver.
(Al"main Al"mayne) (- man), Alman
(Al"man) n. [OF. Aleman, F. Allemand, fr. L. Alemanni,
ancient Ger. tribes.] [Obs.]
1. A German. Also adj., German. Shak.
2. The German language. J. Foxe.
3. A kind of dance. See Allemande.
Almain rivets, Almayne rivets, or Alman rivets, a sort of light armor from Germany, characterized
by overlapping plates, arranged to slide on rivets, and thus afford great flexibility.
(||Al"ma Ma"ter) [L., fostering mother.] A college or seminary where one is educated.
Nautical almanac, an almanac, or year book, containing astronomical calculations and other information
useful to mariners.
(Al"ma*nac) n. [LL. almanac, almanach: cf. F. almanach, Sp. almanaque, It. almanacco,
all of uncertain origin.] A book or table, containing a calendar of days, and months, to which astronomical
data and various statistics are often added, such as the times of the rising and setting of the sun and
moon, eclipses, hours of full tide, stated festivals of churches, terms of courts, etc.
(Al"man*dine) n. [LL. almandina, alamandina, for L. alabandina a precious stone, named
after Alabanda, a town in Caria, where it was first and chiefly found: cf. F. almandine.] (Min.) The
common red variety of garnet.
(||Al"me, ||Al"meh) n. [Ar. 'almah (fem.) learned, fr. 'alama to know: cf. F. almée.] An Egyptian
dancing girl; an Alma.
The Almehs lift their arms in dance.
(||Al`men*dron") n. [Sp., fr. almendra almond.] The lofty Brazil-nut tree.
(Al"mer*y) n. See Ambry. [Obs.]
(Alm"esse) n. See Alms. [Obs.]
(Al*might"ful Al*might"i*ful) a. All-powerful; almighty. [Obs.] Udall.
(Al*might"i*ly), adv. With almighty power.
(Al*might"i*ness), n. Omnipotence; infinite or boundless power; unlimited might. Jer. Taylor.
(Al*might"y) a. [AS. ealmihtig, ælmihtig; eal (OE. al) all + mihtig mighty.]
1. Unlimited in might; omnipotent; all-powerful; irresistible.
I am the Almighty God.
Gen. xvii. 1.
2. Great; extreme; terrible. [Slang]
Poor Aroar can not live, and can not die, so that he is in an almighty fix.
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