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A1 British & World English

The first letter of the alphabet

A2 British & World English

(In card games) ace

A in ampere British & World English

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

a1 British & World English

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

a2 British & World English

(In travel timetables) arrives

a-3 British & World English

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

a-1 British & World English

Not; without

a-2 British & World English

To; towards

-a2 British & World English

Forming plural nouns:

à deux British & World English

For or involving two people

a British & World English

The first letter of the alphabet

a in A1 British & World English

The first letter of the alphabet

ampere British & World English

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

à outrance British & World English

To the death or the very end

angstrom British & World English

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

Å in angstrom British & World English

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

à la British & World English

(Of a dish) cooked or prepared in a specified way

à la carte British & World English

(In a restaurant) referring to food that can be ordered as separate items, rather than part of a set meal

à la mode British & World English

In fashion; up to date

chicken à la king British & World English

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

chacun à son goût British & World English

Each to their own taste

is the Pope Catholic? British & World English

Used to indicate that something is blatantly obvious

pull a rabbit out of the hat British & World English

Do something unexpected but ingeniously effective in response to a problem

free rein British & World English

Freedom of action or expression

on collision course British & World English

Adopting an approach that is certain to lead to conflict with another person or group

a cog in the machine British & World English

A small or insignificant member of a larger organization or system

done like dinner British & World English

Utterly defeated or outwitted

folie à deux British & World English

Delusion or mental illness shared by two people in close association

Thomas à Kempis British & World 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

turn the corner British & World English

Pass the critical point and start to improve

ventre à terre British & World English

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

light the fuse British & World English

Do something that creates a tense or exciting situation

hang of British & World English

Used to emphasize something very bad or great

home from home British & World English

A place where one is as happy, relaxed, or comfortable as in one’s own home

of like mind British & World English

(Of a person) sharing the same opinions or tastes

leave its mark British & World English

Have a lasting or significant effect

ménage à trois British & World English

An arrangement in which a married couple and the lover of one of them live together

make mock of British & World English

Hold up to scorn or ridicule

A/D British & World English

Analogue to digital

A & E British & World English

Accident and emergency

A & M British & World English

Hymns Ancient and Modern

A & R British & World English

Artist(s) and repertoire (or recording), used to denote employees of a record company who select and sign new artists

A to Z British & World English

An alphabetically arranged handbook; a complete guide to a subject

A/W British & World English

Autumn/winter (denoting or relating to fashion designed for the autumn and winter seasons of a particular year)


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