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alike in the same way; similarly or equally. [2 definitions]
alimentary canal the tube in the body through which food travels as it is digested. The alimentary canal goes from the mouth to the anus, and includes the esophagus, the stomach, and the small and large intestines.
alimony money that a court orders one member of a divorced couple to pay to the other.
a little a small amount of something. [3 definitions]
alive having life; living. [3 definitions]
all the whole of or every one of. [8 definitions]
all- a prefix that means in a complete or total way.
Allah the name of the supreme deity in the Muslim religion.
all along from the beginning; the whole time.
all-American chosen as one of the best players in the United States in a particular sport. [2 definitions]
all-around able to do many different things.
allege to say or claim to be true without having proof.
allegiance loyalty or dedication to a person, country, or belief.
allegory in art or literature, the use of concrete characters, events, or things, to represent abstract qualities or ideas, often to make a point about good and evil. [2 definitions]
allergic caused by or relating to an allergy. [2 definitions]
allergy a condition in which a person's body has an unusual reaction to certain things. An allergy can cause itching, coughing, sneezing, or trouble breathing. Allergies to animal hair, pollen, and certain foods are among the most common.
alleviate to make (trouble or pain) easier to tolerate or accept; ease.
alley1 a narrow street or path between or behind buildings. [2 definitions]
alliance a group of people, countries, or groups that share certain goals and agree to work together.
allied related or alike in nature. [2 definitions]
alligator a large reptile with short legs, a long body and tail, and a long, wide snout. Alligators are protected by thick skin with many hard bumps. They live in rivers, lakes, swamps, and other bodies of water in the southeast United States and in China. They usually eat insects, fish, turtles, snakes, birds, and other water animals, but have been known to attack small land mammals. They are closely related to crocodiles. Chinese alligators are endangered because their habitat is being changed by people.