American aloe, Century aloe, the agave. See Agave.

Aloes wood
(Al"oes wood`) See Agalloch.

(Al`o*et"ic) a. [Cf. F. aloétique.] Consisting chiefly of aloes; of the nature of aloes.

(Al`o*et"ic), n. A medicine containing chiefly aloes.

(A*loft") adv. [Pref. a- + loft, which properly meant air. See Loft.]

1. On high; in the air; high above the ground. "He steers his flight aloft." Milton.

2. (Naut.) In the top; at the mast head, or on the higher yards or rigging; overhead; hence in or to heaven.

(A*loft"), prep. Above; on top of. [Obs.]

Fresh waters run aloft the sea.

(A*lo"gi*an) n. [LL. Alogiani, Alogii, fr. Gr. 'a priv. + word.] (Eccl.) One of an ancient sect who rejected St. John's Gospel and the Apocalypse, which speak of Christ as the Logos. Shipley.

(Al"o*gy) n. [L. alogia, Gr. fr. 'a priv. + reason.] Unreasonableness; absurdity. [Obs.]

(Al"o*in) n. (Chem.) A bitter purgative principle in aloes.

(Al"o*man`cy) n. [Gr. salt + - mancy: cf. F. alomancie, halomancie.] Divination by means of salt. [Spelt also halomancy.] Morin.

(A*lone") a. [All + one. OE. al one all allone, AS. an one, alone. See All, One, Lone.]

1. Quite by one's self; apart from, or exclusive of, others; single; solitary; — applied to a person or thing.

Alone on a wide, wide sea.

It is not good that the man should be alone.
Gen. ii. 18.

2. Of or by itself; by themselves; without any thing more or any one else; without a sharer; only.

Man shall not live by bread alone.
Luke iv. 4.

The citizens alone should be at the expense.

3. Sole; only; exclusive. [R.]

God, by whose alone power and conversation we all live, and move, and have our being.

4. Hence; Unique; rare; matchless. Shak.

The adjective alone commonly follows its noun.

Tolet or leavealone, to abstain from interfering with or molesting; to suffer to remain in its present state.

(A*lone"), adv. Solely; simply; exclusively.

3. pl. (Med.) The inspissated juice of several species of aloe, used as a purgative. [Plural in form but syntactically singular.]

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