The Almighty, the omnipotent God. Rev. i. 8.
(Alm"ner) n. An almoner. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Alm"ond) n. [OE. almande, almaunde, alemaunde, F. amande, L. amygdala, fr. Gr. 'amygda`lh: cf.
Sp. almendra. Cf. Amygdalate.]
1. The fruit of the almond tree.
The different kinds, as bitter, sweet, thin-shelled, thick- shelled almonds, and Jordan almonds, are the
products of different varieties of the one species, Amygdalus communis, a native of the Mediterranean
region and western Asia.
2. The tree that bears the fruit; almond tree.
3. Anything shaped like an almond. Specifically: (Anat.) One of the tonsils.
Almond oil, fixed oil expressed from sweet or bitter almonds. Oil of bitter almonds, a poisonous
volatile oil obtained from bitter almonds by maceration and distillation; benzoic aldehyde. Imitation
oil of bitter almonds, nitrobenzene. Almond tree (Bot.), the tree bearing the almond. Almond
willow (Bot.), a willow which has leaves that are of a light green on both sides; almond-leaved willow
(Salix amygdalina). Shenstone.
(Al"mond fur`nace) [Prob. a corruption of Almain furnace, i. e., German furnace. See
Almain.] A kind of furnace used in refining, to separate the metal from cinders and other foreign matter.
(Al"mon*dine) n. See Almandine
(Al"mon*er) n. [OE. aumener, aulmener, OF. almosnier, aumosnier, F. aumônier, fr. OF.
almosne, alms, L. eleemosyna. See Alms.] One who distributes alms, esp. the doles and alms of
religious houses, almshouses, etc.; also, one who dispenses alms for another, as the almoner of a prince,
(Al"mon*er*ship), n. The office of an almoner.
(Al"mon*ry) n.; pl. Almonries [OF. aumosnerie, F. aumônerie, fr. OF. aumosnier. See Almoner.]
The place where an almoner resides, or where alms are distributed.
(Al"mose) n. Alms. [Obs.] Cheke.
(Al"most) adv. [AS. ealmæst, ælmæst, quite the most, almost all; eal (OE. al) all + mst most.] Nearly; well
nigh; all but; for the greatest part.
Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian. Almost never, scarcely ever. Almost nothing, scarcely anything.
Acts xxvi. 28.
(Alm"ry) n. See Almonry. [Obs.]
(Alms) n. sing. & pl. [OE. almes, almesse, AS. ælmysse, fr. L. eleemosyna, Gr. mercy, charity,
alms, fr. to pity. Cf. Almonry, Eleemosynary.] Anything given gratuitously to relieve the poor, as money,
food, or clothing; a gift of charity.
A devout man . . . which gave much alms to the people.
Acts x. 2.
Alms are but the vehicles of prayer.
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