- any of various kinds of pulse used as food in India
- a dish of India made by simmering this in water with spices, herbs, oil, onions, etc. to a thick, mushy consistency and served as with chapatis or rice
dal - Computer Definition
(1) (Dedicated Access Line) A private "tie line" between a customer and the telephone company.
(2) (Data Access Language) A database interface from Apple that allows the Mac to access DAL-supported databases on Macs or non-Apple computers. It is a superset of SQL. Database vendors license the specs and translate DAL calls to their database engines.