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-a1 US English

Forming:

-a2 US English

Forming plural nouns:

-a3 US English

Of

wallah New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

person doing a specified thing

a1 US English

Used when referring to someone or something for the first time in a text or conversation

A1 US English

The first letter of the alphabet

A2 US English

Ace (used in describing play in bridge and other card games)

a-2 US English

To; toward

a-3 US English

Variant spelling of ad- assimilated before sc, sp, and st (as in ascend, aspire, and astringent).

a-4 US English

Of

a-1 US English

Not; without

A New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

1st letter of the alphabet

Å2 New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

Swedish letter, used also in Danish and Norwegian

V&A New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

Victoria and Albert Museum

a US English

The first letter of the alphabet

a in A1 US English

The first letter of the alphabet

A in A1 US English

The human blood type (in the ABO system) containing the A agglutinogen and lacking the B

à deux US English

For or involving two people

à la US English

(Of a dish) cooked or prepared in a specified style or manner

à la carte US English

(Of a menu or restaurant) listing or serving food that can be ordered as separate items, rather than part of a set meal

à la mode US English

In fashion; up to date

ampere US English

A unit of electric current equal to a flow of one coulomb per second

A in ampere US English

A unit of electric current equal to a flow of one coulomb per second

angstrom US English

A unit of length equal to one hundred-millionth of a centimeter, 10-10 meter, used mainly to express wavelengths and interatomic distances

Å in angstrom US English

A unit of length equal to one hundred-millionth of a centimeter, 10-10 meter, used mainly to express wavelengths and interatomic distances

à outrance US English

To the death or the very end

chacun à son goût US English

Each to one’s own taste

chicken à la king US English

Cooked breast of chicken in a cream sauce with mushrooms and peppers

a cog in the machine US English

A small or insignificant member of a larger organization or system

on collision course US English

Going in a direction that will lead to a collision with another moving object or person

beyond doubt US English

Allowing no uncertainty

without doubt US English

Indisputably

folie à deux US English

Delusion or mental illness shared by two people in close association

light the fuse US English

Set something tense or exciting in motion

make game of US English

Mock; taunt

of like mind US English

(Of a person) sharing the same opinions or tastes

leave its mark US English

Have a lasting or significant effect

ménage à trois US English

An arrangement in which three people share a sexual relationship, typically a domestic situation involving a married couple and the lover of one of them

the picture of —— US English

The embodiment of a specified state or emotion

pull a rabbit out of the hat US English

Do something unexpected but ingeniously effective in response to a problem

free rein US English

Freedom of action or expression

roman à clef US English

A novel in which real people or events appear with invented names

Thomas à Kempis US English

(Circa 1380–1471), German theologian; born Thomas Hemerken. He is the probable author of On the Imitation of Christ (circa 1415–24), a manual of spiritual devotion

ventre à terre US English

At full speed (used especially of a horse’s movement or its representation in painting)


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