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alongside along, near, or by the side of. [2 definitions]
aloof showing little interest in or desire to be involved with other people; distant.
a lot to a great degree or extent. [2 definitions]
aloud in a voice that can be heard; not in a whisper.
alpaca an animal with long legs and a long neck. Alpacas live in the mountains of South America. They are mammals closely related to llamas and to camels. Alpacas are raised for their long, soft wool.
alpha the name of the first letter of the Greek alphabet.
alphabet the letters of a written language, given in proper order.
alphabetical arranged in the order of the alphabet.
alphabetize to arrange in the order of the alphabet.
Alps a high mountain range that goes from southern France through Switzerland, Italy, Germany, and Austria and into Yugoslavia and Albania.
already by this or that time. [3 definitions]
Alsatian the British word for German shepherd, a breed of large brown or black dogs that are often used as guard dogs and as guide dogs for blind people.
also besides; in addition; too.
altar a raised table or platform used for religious ceremonies.
altar girl a girl who is trained to help the priest during church worship services.
alter to make different in some way; change. [2 definitions]
alternate to take turns (usually followed by "with"). [7 definitions]
alternative one of two or more choices. [3 definitions]
although in spite of the fact that; even though; though.
altimeter a device that measures distance above the Earth's surface.
altitude the height of a thing above earth or above sea level.