(Al"ve*o*la*ry) a. Alveolar. [R.]
(Al"ve*o*late) a. [L. alveolatus, fr. alveolus.] (Bot.) Deeply pitted, like a honeycomb.
(Al"ve*ole) n. Same as Alveolus.
(Al*ve"o*li*form) a. [L. alveolus + -form.] Having the form of alveoli, or little sockets, cells,
(||Al*ve"o*lus) n.; pl. Alveoli [L., a small hollow or cavity, dim. of alveus: cf. F. alvéole. See
1. A cell in a honeycomb.
2. (Zoöl.) A small cavity in a coral, shell, or fossil
3. (Anat.) A small depression, sac, or vesicle, as the socket of a tooth, the air cells of the lungs, the
ultimate saccules of glands, etc.
(||Al"ve*us) n.; pl. Alvei [L.] The channel of a river. Weate.
(Al"vine) a. [L. alvus belly: cf. F. alvin.] Of, from, in, or pertaining to, the belly or the intestines; as,
alvine discharges; alvine concretions.
(Al"way) adv. Always. [Archaic or Poetic]
I would not live alway.
Job vii. 16.
(Al"ways) adv. [All + way. The s is an adverbial (orig. a genitive) ending.]
1. At all times; ever; perpetually; throughout all time; continually; as, God is always the same.
Even in Heaven his [Mammon's] looks and thoughts.
2. Constancy during a certain period, or regularly at stated intervals; invariably; uniformly; opposed to
sometimes or occasionally.
He always rides a black galloway.
(||A*lys"sum) n. [NL., fr. Gr. name of a plant, perh. fr. 'a priv. + raging madness.] (Bot.) A
genus of cruciferous plants; madwort. The sweet alyssum cultivated for bouquets, bears small, white,
(Am) [AS. am, eom, akin to Gothic im, Icel. em, Olr. am, Lith. esmi, L. sum., Gr. Zend ahmi,
Skr. asmi, fr. a root as to be. . See Are, and cf. Be, Was.] The first person singular of the verb
be, in the indicative mode, present tense. See Be.
God said unto Moses, I am that am.
Exod. iii. 14.
(Am`a*bil"i*ty) n. [L. amabilitas.] Lovableness. Jer. Taylor.
The New English Dictionary (Murray) says this word is "usefully distinct from Amiability."